Putin Misquoted

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that North Koreans would rather “eat grass” than suspend a nuclear weapons program that has prompted the Trump administration to call for the toughest possible sanctions against Kim Jong-un’s isolated nation.

But it turns out that Putin was misquoted in what appears to be a “lost in translation” moment when it became apparent that the official interpreter had mistaken “Greggs” for “grass” and proceeded to assume the context of the statement.

What Putin actually said was; ‘North Koreans would rather eat Greggs and suspend [their] nuclear weapons program.’

Not surprising, seeing as Kim Jong-un owns the Pyongyang Greggs franchise and gets to eat as many pastry slices as he can stomach.  And, in order to persuade his North Korean citizens to buy Greggs savoury pastries, he takes every opportunity to order everything from the menu;  hence people with pens and jotters everywhere!

‘Steak bake’, Kim begins, ‘sausage bean and cheese slice, chicken katsu, cheese and onion, corned beef slice…’

But what about those rockets?

‘Merely a pastime’, replies Jong-un. ‘They’re actually giant party poppers disguised as nuclear weapons. They’re intended to be a happy surprise, but we haven’t perfected the deployment of the pink and yellow paper streamers on impact. That’s what’s worrying the United Nations.’

So it’s all cool. Let’s party.

How the BBC lacks the understanding of “Bias”

John Humphrys’ response is typical of a BBC spokesperson. What Humphrys either hides or is genuinely naïve to, is the difference between those who complain he hasn’t done enough (those on the Left) and those who complain he has done too much (those on the right).
As I’m sure you can logically deduce, there is no awareness of bias at the BBC because the BBC ignores the context of the complaints and focusses too much on the numbers. If the BBC was the Nazi party, it would STILL receive equal amounts of complaints from both supporters and those against Nazism.
Just because the BBC receives criticism equally from left and right, does not prove the BBC is impartial.
It just proves the BBC has a duty to position itself in the middle. Currently, it is very much to the left – not left enough for some, and too left for others.

Who Exactly are the “Nasty Party”?

After all the recent bullying and intimidation from those aligned to the left of politics – never mind all the ‘fake news’ they constantly spread – I get the worrying feeling that the coercive methods of propaganda employed by Adolph Hitler are hired once again in today’s politics. Funny how quickly we forget the past.

Actually… NOT funny! Of course not.

If Corbyn is courting the younger voter, he needs to do it responsibly. Young people have impressionable minds and are easy prey for politicians, fraudsters and religious movements; exactly the door to the mind that Adolph Hitler opened when he convinced Germany to give him the keys to world domination.

Think carefully! Who exactly is the nasty party?

 

 

The End of Democracy will come from The Left of Politics

It really is a f**ked up world we live in, and it’s the leftists who are causing it. Fake news has been around for decades (so what’s suddenly changed?), the word ‘democracy’ has been bandied about by the left to such an abusive level for years that its importance has been undermined, and the austerity we were ‘threatened’ with never materialised.

The left have been exposed for what most of us always knew they were; hypocrites! Using the word democracy as a trump card in speeches and political propaganda endlessly, using the NHS as a trump card when it comes to attacking anyone who dares question public spending, and complaining about austerity when there is no such thing.

This whole historic period we are currently living through exposes the truth about those on the left: They seek the power to dominate politics, and that requires the removal of democracy.

Bargain Hunt Exposes BBC’s ‘Public Sector’ Bias

A guilty pleasure of mine is to watch Bargain Hunt on BBC1 whilst eating my brunch.  As a shift worker I get to watch daytime TV;  I’m not unemployed, as some people might think on seeing me lounging around when most people are at work.  I just have to work when most people are lounging around.

Anyway…

Call me stupid, but it has taken me a few years to realise that most of the contestants on Bargain Hunt either work in the public sector or are retired from the public sector.  Policemen, firefighters, nurses, teachers, NHS staff, councillors, librarians…  the list goes on.

I roll my eyes as the contestants are introduced at the beginning of each show.  Seldom do the contestants work in the private sector.  There are lots of students and retired people appearing on the show, which is only fair seeing as they have more time on their hands to actually appear on a TV programme voluntarily.

But the others?  What’s their excuse?

Why do some retired people need to mention their past career as if it is a badge of honour?  “I’m a retired teacher”, is a common phrase.  “I left nursing to become a full-time mum”, is another.

Why do we never hear, “I’m a retired checkout assistant”, or “I left my job as a cleaner to become a full-time mum”?

Why should we be ashamed of what we do to earn money?  Why do some people in the public sector rank their careers above others when it is those who do the shit jobs that pay their wages?  Could it be that the public sector (together with the BBC) is on a relentless PR mission to brainwash us into worshipping those who work for the state?

Or am I mistaken?

To prove I am not mistaken, I will take the last 5 episodes of Bargain Hunt and log the careers of each contestant and the sector in which they work (or have worked for in the past):

 

Series 46: 29. Westpoint 31

Red Team:  (Retired) Art Technician (Sidmouth College)  –  Professional Artist

Blue Team:   Foster parent  –  Carpenter

 

Series 46: 28. Peterborough 16

Red Team:  Retired midwife  –  Nurse

Blue Team:   “Odd job” man  –  Drama teacher

 

Series 46: 27. Wetherby 24

Red Team:   Retired (unknown)  –  Unknown

Blue Team:   Retired wholesaler  –  Retired chef

 

Series 46: 26. Elsecar 18

Red Team:   Professional DJ  –  Student

Blue Team:   Unknown  –  Student

 

Series 46: 25. Westpoint 30

Red Team:   P.E. Instructor (Prison Service)  –  Support Worker for the disabled.

Blue Team:   “Full Time Mum” (Ex-Nurse)  –  Translator/Magazine Editor

 

Out of the 20 contestants, we can safely say that 5 fall into the “private sector” category.  The rest either do not, or it is ambiguous as to what their true story is.

However, what is interesting is the Red Team in Wetherby who didn’t state their past careers.  I dare say, because they were deemed boring or unimportant by the BBC.

I could be wrong, but I believe the BBC are the enemy of the taxpayer.  The BBC do not represent the people of Britain.  The BBC is attempting to elevate public sector workers to hero status whilst ignoring the shit, boring, mind-numbing, yet most important and essential work carried out by the rest of us.

The BBC needs to pay more attention to the British majority.

The BBC needs to prove that its left-wing (socialist) bias is an unfortunate consequence rather than an intentional attempt to brainwash the people of Britain.  But I feel that is an impossible request to satisfy.

If that is the case, the BBC should be set free to the lions of privatisation.

Aunt Bessie moves Yorkshire Puddings to Poland

On hearing that Nestlé are moving production of the Blue Riband to Poland (and annihilating 300 British jobs), Aunt Bessie today confirmed; ‘What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.

‘There’s no point in sticking around here’, she said, scornfully. ‘I’m leaving Britain!’

Aunt Bessie is best known for being good at making simple cooking simple again. But she insists; ‘It isn’t as simple as it looks.’

She points out the window towards a huge building that looks like an aircraft hanger. ‘That’s where raw chopped potatoes are dropped, from a height, into jet engines to produce my signature roast potatoes.’

Ms Bessie pauses for a few seconds, admiring – with suppressed pride – the building she describes. ‘Getting a business loan on that place was a nightmare!’

But what about the Yorkshires? After all, Aunt Bessie’s Yorkshire puddings are the best.

‘It’s always been a fine line between profits and corporate expansion’, says Bessie, ‘so investment in the company and share value is dictated by initiatives that demonstrate a dynamic approach to international markets and how we can exploit available cheap labour. That was – and still is – a factor of the EU. We can get Yorkshire puddings made more cheaply in Poland than anywhere else in the world.’

Aunt Bessie isn’t wrong. According to the BBC – and some other people – leaving the EU is economically worse than if Margaret Thatcher had closed down everything, and then closed everything down.

‘We could never thrive as a business in an independent, isolated, Britain’, says Aunt Bessie, ‘The cost of paying workers here would be slightly above our business plan targets. What’s the point of paying UK workers one percentage rate above the EU average? It makes no economic sense’

She’s right, of course. Why pay British workers more money simply because they’re British? If the average wage in Poland is substantially lower than in the UK, it makes sense to relocate your production to Poland.

‘The door is closing on the UK’, says Bessie, ‘I’m already contemplating moving my Bulgarian chicken stuffing plant to Iceland to cut costs on refrigeration. In the Icelandic summer months I can simply move my production to Antarctica. It really is as easy as that!’

 

Education Cuts – Not!

Another slice of BBC bias as the context is lost in the headline grabbing highlights.

“Nottingham Academy will lose £224,000 of the £15.1m it received in 2016-17.”

Not surprising seeing as Nottingham received the highest share per pupil of “The Dedicated School Grant (DSG)” [http://www.sec-ed.co.uk/news/how-much-per-pupil-funding-will-your-school-get] outside London back in 2014.

Perhaps Nottingham schools were more deserving of the extra funding above Birmingham and Manchester, but keep in mind that the City of Nottingham and the schools within the city boundary equate to less than 50% of Nottingham’s urban conurbation, and that schools outside the city perform better WITH LESS FUNDING!

And that’s a view from inside the city.

Nike Niqab

Nike Niqab
Nike Niqab

What are the depths some brands will go to, to keep themselves in the spotlight and increase profits?

What exactly is the itch that these companies cannot seem to scratch?

Why do they think that brand image and boarding the political and ideological bus will put them in a good light? Especially when most of their customers don’t give a shit about the message they are trying to convey – that Islam is a religion of peace and equality. Which it isn’t!

Pandering to a repressive ideology in which women are treated as possessions is not progress. Understanding the hijab/niqab/burka is to understand male insecurities and forcing women to hide from society because they will “tempt the flesh of those who are most easily tempted”.

Does Nike voluntarily get into bed with those who live within repressive societies – and those who live repressive lives in free societies – in order to liberate those repressed people? Or does Nike employ the Swedish method; the method in which you pander to the winning side (Nazis) until they start losing and then pander to the opposite side (UK and USA)?

Okay, so that’s just business. But, historically, business was never as compromising as it is today.

This is why I have a Dashcam

I’m on my way home from work and I stop at the traffic junction I stop at every night of the week, behind a car that looks like it might be struggling. The driver has drifted over to the kerb, so I give myself plenty of room to manoeuvre around the car if I get the signal he/she has broken down.

There are no hazard lights. The car does not indicate. I cannot even see the driver in the front seat. (Must be a very small driver) There are no signals or indications whatsoever. So I decide to overtake.

But – as I take off – the driver of the red Volvo puts the car into reverse and jolts backwards forcefully. Was this a mistake? I doubt it. More like an “insurance job” to me.

As I turn left, I look into my rear-view mirror and see the Volvo continue on its way across the junction as if nothing ever happened.

I could be wrong, but I think I had a lucky escape here.