Why learn the Party signals if they can’t socialise to spread them?
The chattering middle class know it’s fake.
Why learn the Party signals if they can’t socialise to spread them?
The chattering middle class know it’s fake.
It used to be half-decent, I’m old enough to remember. Now it’s trying to out-Guardian the Guardian.
At least there wouldn’t be any more cringe corporate Gay Pride stories or Hollywood Jews to do the rape.
We could get some lovely Asians to do the jobs they don’t want to do because they’re too busy pulling a Superman.
Sharia doesn’t allow female testimony, which solves the issue of scandal nicely.
Everyone gets raped under Islam, even little boys. How equal.
Why don’t we have Muzzi version of echoes?
Before fake news, there was Yes, Prime Minister. Often shortened to Yes, Minister.
While you’re rebooting House of Cards, try this on for size.
When the BBC had a better sense of humour.
Read Top comment.
According to the Guardian, jet lag is xenophobia.
Meanwhile, America is still catching up. But we humour them.
First fifteen seconds of this one too.
And maybe this.
It’s very manosphere topical. The gaslighters playing Freud.
What if someone spoofs your IP?
What if you use a VPN?
(No, Tor does not work).
Why is all data collected for flagging than certain sites?
Where is the list of flag sites?
Would simply visiting a site count as illegal? There are certainly enough computer laws.
What’s the bet the tamest alt right sites are on it?
What about networks?
Cloud photo storage (clue: your sexts and revenge porn)?
This is all pinging to me as Off.
There’s a lot here they aren’t telling. Could it be due to the stupidly high terror alert level post-Calais?
But of course nobody cares about little old me so whatever.
Don’t get cocky, American readers.
I’m not going to make a joke about this.
Nuns are gentle, lovely people. The rapes are bad enough.
The Christians, she said, are beheaded in ceremonies in which they are forced to kneel, with their hands and feet bound, as the Muslim radicals read a death sentence imposed because the victim refuses to renounce Christianity and embrace Islam.
She detailed how the head of the victim is brutally severed with knives. The blood spurting from their necks is captured in basins and then bottled.
“The Muslims sever the necks and collect the blood in vessels to sell the blood. The Muslims believe that if they kill a Christian and wash their hands in the blood of the Christian, they will go to heaven,” she explained.
She said the sale of the Christian blood “is a big business.”
“With this money, the Muslim terrorists can buy more weapons,” she explained.
Savers in their forties and fifties are being “misled” over the safety of their final salary pensions and could suffer a 10 per cent cut to their retirement incomes, a senior official has warned.
In a stark warning, the head of the government’s pensions lifeboat said five in six final salary schemes had fallen into the red and faced a struggle to pay savers a full pension.
Alan Rubenstein, chief executive of the Pensions Protection Fund (PPF), said that many of the 11 million people with a supposedly guaranteed, inflation-linked pension were being led to believe their pension was safe, when “for many that isn’t the case”.
Savers who tried to cash in their final salary pots early, by using the new pension freedoms due in April, face losing up to 40 per cent of the value of the pension they’ve built up, he said.
The comments, in an interview with The Telegraph, represented the most overt warning from a government-backed organsiation since the crisis in the early 2000s when thousands of workers faced the loss of their pensions as companies collapsed with deficits in their schemes….
In addition, Labour is trying to make itself universally unpopular;
More money could be saved by lowering the £40,000 ceiling on the amount savers can put aside each year tax-free or cutting the lifetime tax-free limit of £1.25million per pension, The Times reported last night.
The Page 3 in The Sun has moved online, for free. It’s a trial to raise subs and it won’t work because the rest of the internet exists. The Daily Star is already stealing their custom and good for them. The Sun campaign gained traction because the crazy Greens’ MP (they have social justice in their manifesto) broke Commons rules in wearing a t-shirt and
talking ranting about it.
Only relevant bit;
Campaign group Object have already launched an online petition calling for The Daily Star‘s Page 3 to be axed, “asking Richard Desmond to get rid of the Page 3 in The Daily Star.”
FI on the Greens
We’ve always been a party of social justice, and believe that equity has to be at the heart of a sustainable society. We’ve also always made the case that the best way to protect the environment is to transform the goals and direction of the economy to make it genuinely sustainable.”
Green activist Peter Tatchell says that for more than two decades, the Greens have had a very progressive social agenda.
“Unfortunately, the media tend to cover us only when we campaign on environmental issues,” Tatchell told me.
(Reuters) – A liberal activist sentenced to prison and flogging in Saudi Arabia will face a first round of lashes on Friday, rights watchdog Amnesty International said on Thursday.
Raif Badawi, who set up the “Free Saudi Liberals” website, was arrested in June 2012 and charged with offences ranging from cyber crime to disobeying his father and apostasy, or abandoning his faith.
He was sentenced to 10 years in prison, a fine of 1 million Saudi riyals ($266,666) and 1,000 lashes last year after prosecutors challenged an earlier sentence of seven years and 600 lashes as too lenient.
“Amnesty International has learned that the imprisoned Saudi Arabian activist Raif Badawi will be flogged in public after Friday prayers tomorrow in front of al-Jafali mosque in Jeddah,” the international rights group said in a statement.
It said Badawi would receive 50 lashes on Friday and the rest of the sentence would be carried out over a period of 50 weeks. His website included articles critical of senior Saudi religious figures and others from Muslim history.
A spokesman for the oil-rich Gulf kingdom’s Justice Ministry was not immediately available for comment.
Saudi Arabia’s legal code follows sharia Muslim law. Judges are trained as religious scholars and have broad scope to base verdicts and sentences on their own interpretation of religious texts.
The country’s territory includes the birthplace of Islam and it adheres to the rigid Wahhabi school, which demands a strict interpretation of sharia and harsh punishments for offences seen as insulting or degrading the religion.
Saudi Arabia on Wednesday condemned the killings of 12 people in an attack on a French satirical newspaper which had lampooned Islam. But it has also in the past called for an international law to criminalize insults to the world’s main religions.
Britain is unprepared for prolonged blackouts, with increased death rates, rising public disorder and high-risk criminals on the loose among the likely consequences if major energy networks are seriously damaged, a secret Government security assessment has found.
The UK’s contingency plans for severe power cuts are based on numerous flawed or untested assumptions and need to be revised, according to documents obtained by the Telegraph.
The assessment, codenamed Exercise Hopkinson, examined what would happen if a severe storm knocked out crucial energy infrastructure in south west England, plunging two million homes into darkness for up to two weeks.
Transport networks would be paralysed and emergency services would struggle to cope, fuel to run backup generators may be inaccessible and the dead may not be buried, it found.
And you laughed at the preppers.
The assessment, which involved officials from all key departments and major industries, took place this summer following 12 months of preparation.
It was designed to ensure emergency power plans were “fit for purpose”.
Instead it “exposed the fact that, where contingency plans against power disruption exist, some of those plans are based on assumption rather than established fact”, according to a report of the exercise, distributed privately last month.
“Populations are far less resilient now than they once were,” it concluded. “There is likely to be a very rapid descent into public disorder unless Government can maintain [the] perception of security.”
Any central Government response to the crisis may be too slow, arriving “after the local emergency resources and critical utility contingency measures had already been consumed”. Departments needed to revise “critical facets” of their plans, it found.
“False assumptions & new considerations” were identified by all involved, a Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) presentation on Exercise Hopkinson shows.
The impacts of a widespread electricity outage were now being reassessed and re-rated as “VERY HIGH”, it suggests.
One of the major problems identified by the exercise was that crucial fuel supplies, which would be “ever more vital in the absence of power, to run generators and emergency response vehicles”, may not be accessible because petrol stations and some fuel bunkers rely on electric pumps.
Isn’t green energy supposed to be better?
“The ‘simple’ solution of using generators is far more difficult to establish in reality,” the report warns.
Hinkley Point nuclear plant would trip off the system, automatically shutting down, when power went off but its ongoing safety would rely on backup generators and refuelling within 72 hours.
Although hospitals have emergency back-up power generators it was “unknown” how long they could last.
There would be “increased mortality rates” which would put “pressure on the practicalities of movement, storage and disposal of the deceased”. “Aside from the environmental health problems there is the cultural and social issue of ensuring dignity in death,” it notes.
The area left without power in the Exercise Hopkinson scenario (source: DECC)
Transport systems would be paralysed as “signals failure on the rail network will shut down all movement in the region” while street lighting and road signals will fail, compounding congestion as people try to flee the area.
Mobile phone coverage would start to drop out after two hours and most landline phones would be unusable as they require power.
There is a “genuine risk that high risk offenders in the community would be able to disappear” as electronic tagging systems stop working alongside the mobile phone signal.
Fire and rescue services may struggle to cope after being inundated with automated alarm systems.
Current business contingency plans were based on the assumption that “a critical mass of staff remain available”. Yet just one third of staff may be able or willing to make it to work in the scenario as “people will look after themselves and their families before their workplace”.
Staffing of isolated rural prisons will be a particular problem and access to water in jails could run out in less than seven days. It may be necessary to consider “decanting prisons in order to stem likely rising disorder”, the report finds.
Some types of sewage treatment works could cease to work after six hours and sewage would have to be discharged into water courses. Milk collection from dairy farms would fail, triggering an “environmental emergency” as it had to be disposed of by spreading it over farms.
Panic buying and hoarding would be triggered, casting doubt on existing assumptions over food supplies.
Supermarkets don’t have any, we copied the Japanese with Just in Time.
Efforts to restore power would be hampered by “significant metal theft from ‘dead’ circuits” unless the military or emergency services patrolled power lines, while two other power plants in the region, which were not operating at the time of the power cut, do not have “black start” capability so would not be able to start themselves backup.
A spokesman for the DECC said: “The Government routinely carries out exercises like this to test response capabilities and ensure we are as prepared as possible for any very high impact emergency situation. The scenario tested here was and continues to be, unlikely to happen, but it is important we do these exercises and learn from them.”
An industry source told the Telegraph the findings were “genuinely worrying”. “The short synopsis is: we’re unprepared,” they said. “If they ran this every year you wouldn’t expect them so have identified so many gaps in their knowledge and preparation.
“It seems like a lot of emergency planning is based on articles of faith. These are incredibly unlikely scenarios but you want to trust the unseen hand of the state to sort things out if the worst does happen. It looks as though the manifestations of the state aren’t sure how they would respond.”
Correspondence seen by the Telegraph suggests that a fuller exercise was intended to be carried out beyond the workshop this summer where the assessment took place, but that this element of the Exercise Hopkinson was cancelled. The DECC declined to comment.