Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Overt omissions III...

The current tranche* of deeply disturbing and highly incriminating emails from Wikileaks about Hillary Clinton (and the Obama administration in general) is just so massive that ignoring it should be a criminal act. Current MSM reporting...almost zilch. The below for instance:
Hat-tip: Weasel Zippers. For interest, HERE and HERE my previous thoughts on the Benghazi disgrace. Again: "Trump needs to blow this thing up."

* from John Podesta, Hillary Clinton's campaign Chairman and former President Clinton's ex Chief of Staff

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Outstanding Olympics over III...

Ows's words from August 2012: "I don't want to end what has been a fantastic Olympics - especially for for Great Britain - on a sour note but...this is as good as it gets, as good as it will get: the Rio 2016 table may well have a similar top ten but we won't be third (and first or second is simply not going to happen)" [sic]. Well blow me...down with a feather. Great Britain and Northern Ireland came 2nd in the Olympic Games last month and the just completed Paralympics this month. A truly magnificent effort from everyone. Tokyo 2020...surely this is as good as it will get? :-)

Monday, September 12, 2016

Optimus "outing"...

Just received this (after asking for it!) : "Welcome to the first daily Brexit Briefing from me and the team at BrexitCentral - and thank you to the thousands of you who have already signed up to receive this email each morning. I hope you like it and find it of interest and use - and if you do, please encourage friends and colleagues to sign up to receive it too by clicking here."

Sign up: looks like it's going to be good! [LINK]

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Obvious oppression...

Another excellent post from Raedwald this morning about UK opinions on a burka ban: "The ban would enjoy wider support if it were not portrayed as a racist assault on Moslems rather than a measure to ensure equity, justice and fairness."

"The Hijab and Chadoor (1 and 2 above) are really no different to a nun's wimple - or to the sight of all women in a catholic church wearing headscarves to cover their hair, a sight I remember well from youth. However, it is the Niqab and the Burka (3 and 4) that cause real problems. What is the biggest cohort of unemployed persons in Britain? Moslem women. The unemployment rate - and therefore poverty, disadvantage, poor health, disease, deprivation and exclusion - amongst Moslem women is sky-high."...

Interestingly - from the Telegraph link in Raedwald's post - the poll findings were almost along Brexit lines: "The only age group to oppose a ban was the 18-24-year-olds, while all others were in favour, with the oldest 65+ group backing the prohibition by an overwhelming 78 per cent to 12".  Yet another reason to keep those under 25 years old from being allowed to vote. :-)

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Opsablepsic opsimath...

There has been some misguided polemic (again) over the issue of Imperial or Metric measures;  now re-ignited. It is hard to explain and harder to convince people but to me, Imperial has always seemed more logical and easier to grasp, somehow based on ancient knowledge: look at the clock (time: 24 hours, 60 minutes, and 60 seconds), look at circular measurements (360 degrees, 60 minutes, and 60 seconds and that translated into all air and nautical directional movement) good to realise that it IS and obviously so when one stops for a second to think about it. Reading the comments on The Spectator (and the predictable "Like most things about Europe, the response is not really about Europe, but values, and so if your group identity is that of the modern urban social liberal then ‘returning to the imperial system’ is clearly a return to the dark ages or racism and rations..." ["Is it really that hard to understand the difference between allowing something and the nation "returning" to it?" Mark Wallace]...I think we SHOULD return to it.) I was led by AWoLsco's comment to this AMAZING read: from Ernest P. Moyer back in 2002: "Something Strange Happened On The Way To The Parthenon or The Origin of the Royal Egyptian Cubit". That may sound long winded and boring but give it a try. All the 'modern', liberal, trendy anti-British dickwads thinking we're so backward when what they are rejecting is based on the very earth itself, so logical as to defy anyone who claims that metric is superior. The English inch is supreme it's equivalent 'introduced to mankind' and used before the Greeks, pre Babylonian, pre the Egyptians of 6,000 BC...
"All linear measures were originally based on the definition of the number of units in the radius of the earth. Conversely, All circular measures were originally based on the definition of the number of units in the circumference of the earth."

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Overt omissions, obvious outrage II...

Following on from yesterday's post about the BBC's shockingly wrong headline and article "Why do US police keep killing unarmed black men?" Alan at Biased BBC has come up with an interesting find: "At least one of the Blacks who murdered the police officers in Dallas had links to Black Power groups….by coincidence in June the BBC was promoting their agenda": the BBC did a programme on the killers and their gun club just last month: "On the ground with America's Black Power soldiers". And again the goading of blacks into killing by repeated and continual lies:
"But there’s more: if you are a black man aged 15-34 you're nine times more likely to be killed than anyone else. Yet African Americans make up just 12% of the US population. Whatever way you look at it, police are clearly killing disproportionately large numbers of African Americans - particularly young black men."
No explanation, no reasoning, none of the actual facts as to WHY... I hope the authorities are looking closely at the BBC footage and will be giving the reporters and cameramen extended questioning. 

Friday, July 08, 2016

Overt omissions, obvious outrage...

The headline in that image shocked me, seriously. I have waffled on about BBC bias for over 2 decades but still they manage to amaze me with their unbelievably crass reporting. The image isn't from the news today about last night's Dallas police murders but I saw the link to it just as I was wondering why - the news of the worse police killings since 9/11 - the whole thing seem overtly anti-police (but has since been updated and toned down and now even including info about the horribly high number of police that are killed in the line of duty). However, imagine my surprise when I see the link "Why do US police keep killing unarmed black men?" [Link] I thought WTF? and followed the link to see that, indeed, I hadn't misread. The BBC did indeed have the headline "Why do US police keep killing unarmed black men?". In all their interviews they fail to get near the real issue. Reports now from the Dallas Police Chief say that "[the now dead suspect] was upset about the recent police shootings"... "The suspect said he was upset at white people. The suspect stated that he wanted to kill white people, especially white officers." Now why would he want to do that? Maybe because he reads the BBC and much of the rest of the polemic creating media or listens to Obama or those overt racist, anti-police lefties like Black Lives Matter (yes, racist) that keep stoking the flames of the outright lie that there is some US Cop anti-black intentional killing spree. And it is lie. A big fat funded by lefty billionaires lie. The STATS speak for themselves and tell another story. Some of those five stats (previous link) are from HERE, pdf: The Danger of the 'Black Lives Matter' Movement by Heather Mac Donald. "In Los Angeles, blacks between the ages of 20 and 24 die at a rate 20 to 30 times the national mean. Who is killing them? Not the police, and not white civilians, but other blacks." Another snippet with New York as an example:
"Standard anti-cop ideology, whether emanating from the ACLU or the academy, holds that law enforcement actions are racist if they don’t mirror population data. New York City illustrates why that expectation is so misguided. Blacks make up 23 percent of New York City’s population, but they commit 75 percent of all shootings, 70 percent of all robberies, and 66 percent of all violent crime, according to victims and witnesses. Add Hispanic shootings and you account for 98 percent of all illegal gunfire in the city. Whites are 33 percent of the city’s population, but they commit fewer than two percent of all shootings, four percent of all robberies, and five percent of all violent crime. These disparities mean that virtually every time the police in New York are called out on a gun run—meaning that someone has just been shot—they are being summoned to minority neighborhoods looking for minority suspects."
Let me repeat that last bit: These disparities mean that virtually every time the police in New York are called out on a gun run—meaning that someone has just been shot—they are being summoned to minority neighborhoods looking for minority suspects.  More crime in those neighborhoods means much more police presence.  Much higher percentage of violent crime in those areas means more police presence. When you add to the mix that 'blacks of all ages commit homicide at eight times the rate of whites and Hispanics combined' it's a recipe for disaster.

This reflects the reality in the UK too with the constant railing against the UK police 'sus' then stop-and-search activities, always saying how they were racist etc...then you look at crime figures and suddenly it's clear and obvious...except to [mainly] lefty [mainly] dimwits.

In the USA police officers are being hunted and killed (dozens of incidents this year) and are being ambushed like last night (while policing an anti-police rally!) precisely because the main stream media (and many politicians) are constantly anti-police, hinting of racist cops, intentional beating, police brutality etc even when all the facts suggest the police weren't at fault. I know the police aren't always innocent but FFS, this constant false narrative shit has got to stop sometime. Something else Dallas Police Chief said was tragic: "We don't feel much support most days. Let's not make today most days". And finally, repeating a line from Daily Wire: Anti-police rhetoric has deadly consequences. And - an irony missed by BLM - not just for the Police.

Update (21:15 BST): another shooting: Bristol, Tennessee: "he was angry about police violence against African-Americans"...