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Dr. Strangelove's Secret Weapon
As the science versus faith debate revs up again it seems a good time to bring back online dome of the posts on Little Nicky Machiavelli blog in which a logician challenged those who would elevate science to the status of a religion. In this post, Dr. Strangelove's Secret bacon Butty Weapon the argument in the main post and related comment thread centres on a report published by scientists which was so shoddily written and presented even an averagly intelligent person with no interest in food science could blow it apart. As usual the scientific community then blamed misreporting by the media for the inadequacies in their work.


Dr. Strangeloves Secret Bacon Butty Weapon.
by Ian R Thorpe
2007-11-04

Those harbingers of misery, the clinical research laboratory technicians or scientists as they like to style themselves, The Dr. Strangloves of medical science are busy peddling their misinformation and disinformation, or research results as they like to call it, again. Having kept up their 100% record for talking utter arse dribble last month with warnings on hazardous drinking (actually moderate alcohol consumption which is good for us) and how even thinking about having a cheese sandwich increases a womans risk of breast cancer by ninety nine million percent, they are now directing their attention towards our bacon sandwiches,. Is no British institution safe from these people as they target our dietary habits.

Their five year mission (sorry, scrub that I wouldnt want to give the impression these people are sad obsessive geeks who spend all their time in laboratories molesting small furry animals and get together once a year to celebrate Mr. Spocks birthday) their mission as they see it is to make everyone live forever. Their approach is to make life so boring we will not live forever but it will seem as if we have. If we heeded the warnings, everything that makes eating pleasurable would have been removed from our tables by now.

The problem with the Governments letting these nerds off the leash is that because the warnings are general rather than selective, nobody takes any notice. We all know that what is going on is the manufacture by a government intent on privatising the National Health Service, of excuses for denying people treatment in publicly funded hospitals. Unfortunately due to this and to the ineptitude of civil servants in all aspects of PR, the warnings are going unheeded by the people who need to heed them. Instead of mumbling about obesity and the discredited Body Mass Index ( BMI - this is the method of measuring obesity that showed Lynford Christie and Lennox Lewis at the height of their careers were both clinically obese yeah, right.) why not show pictures of a hugely overweight couple and their overweight kids and caption it Mr & Mrs Too Fat To Wipe and their family. That would bang the message home. Forget the effing Body Mass Index, check the mirror. Love handles are OK, saddle bags are a no no.

The Strangelove boys will never get their heads round such effective ways of communicating, quite simply they cannot communicate with organisms more complex than lab rats. The idea that human beings are all individuals who think for ourselves and make our own decisions is beyond their understanding. And we understand that we all die of something and the choices we make may effect that.

But if the choice is between a couple of years extra tagged on to the incontinent, demented, non ambulatory end of our lives or a tasty breakfast now, bring on the bacon butties.

No doubt the dull witted denizens of the Bad Science forum, followers of thick boy science guru Ben Goldacre will be anxious to remind me that as I am not a scientist I cannot understand these things and merely react emotionally to the hysterical misrepresentations of the media. Well as usual I looked up the reports and they are written to give the impression that eating red meat three or more times a week is a critical factor in the development of intestinal cancers. The statistics used in the report however show that if there is any critical factor it is simply old age.

The key to writing these reports is to use language with such precision they cannot be spun. A high level of red meat and particularly processed meats in the diet, combined with other lifestyle and environmental factors may contribute to the development of certain cancers. There is a science to language you see. Unfortunately scientifically precise language is never going to be sensational and hysterical enough to attract any big fat research grants, which is the real purpose of all these reports.

Before I move on to politics, economics and corporate fascism, kudos to the guys who won the Nobel Physics prize this year for their work on giant magneto resistance. Absolutely fascinating stuff, bordering on the mystical in fact, and an evolution from a technology I helped develop during my career. Got that Bad Science Forum thick boys. Science is a big church, we all have our specialities and only those who are wannabees would refer to themselves with characteristic lack of precision as scientists.

COMMENTS:
We cannot show the entire comment thread but reprint a selection of comments and replies. Please note; it is impossible to contact most commenteras as they post anonymously therefore we assume the right to reprint and edit comments. As a matter of policy The Daily Stirrer does not alter the essential meaning of comments. Sometimes however it is necessary to remove repetition of the same point over and over again. FROM: sallyontour
2007-11-04
I will be giving up eating altogether as it obviously isn't good for me.

I am also concerned about dying of natural causes. Too many people are dying from natural causes and there seems to be no research being carried out on this.

FROM:
Bendygirl (Visitor)
2007-11-07
I thought this was hilarious...especially as someone who lives on red meat, potatoes and er, quite alot of chocolate (hmm, like didn't we evolve eating meat and er vegetation?) and takes huge amounts of abuse for having the supposedly socially desireable figure I now feel justified. I'm going to die early missing out on all that awful end of life stuff. Oh and I get to continue to be abused for being thin in the interim. Ain't life grand. Bring on the bacon!!!

FROM:
William Thompson (Visitor)
2007-11-08

When you were reading the reports did you too spot the flaw in the way the story has been reported by the media? That the actual harmful components are the nitrates and other preservatives added during the process, and that it is not actually the meat which is harmful. This is why your grandparents were able to survive on a diet of bacon and beef with no ill effects - the harmful additions are the result of western demands for off the shelf goods. Were you to import your pig based goods from a farmer in Brussels then there would be no harmful effects. Furthermore the risk in the story was vastly overhyped as was discussed in the comment is free section of the Guardian. In short, the scientists on the bad science forum seem to agree that this story was a piece of crap and view it in the same light as you have done. This story is not Science and is poor Journalism that contributes to the visceral hatred of scientists in society and that you so clearly show in this article.

REPLY FROM Little Nicky Machiavelli
2007-11-08

As we buy all our meats from the organic butcher in Downham I could not possibly comment.

The flaw however was not in the way the findings were reported but in the way they were presented.

"Visceral hatred of scientists" is a ridiculoous notion. I despise boy - scientists, immature young men who think that styling themseloves "scientists" places them above criticism. And I have a very low opinion of the R&D side of medicine to which most followers of the Bad Science Forum seem to belong.

But in my career I had the privilege to work with some brilliant scientists; physicists, chemists, mathematicians, logicinans, engineers and statisticians.

The reasons I and so many others go for the throats of the clinical reseach community are:
The way they have hijacked the word scientists.
The fact that they do not truly understand what a science is.
The sloppy standards in the way information is presented.

Had I or any of my former colleagues presented the toxic bacon project there would have ben no possibility of misrepresentation. It would have been quite clearly and unmisakably a denunciation of the food processing industry.
But of course the big players in food processing are part of the big pharma conglomerates who fund so much clinical research.

So if you Bad Science boys want people to stop attacking you, you must:
Learn to read properly
Develop a sense of humour
Stop adopting such a patronising tone when "revealing" to your elders and betters stuff we have known for decades.
Summon up enough integrity to bite the hands that feed you.

Incidentally you are wrong. It is not the nitrates that do the damage (though they don't help,) but too much meat and not enough fibre. Our grandparents ate much less meat (red or white) than most of us do, and filled up on potates, roots, pulses and grains and leaf vegetables.

If you want to argue with me, do at least try to get the simple things right.

FROM:
GD (Visitor)
2007-11-11

I agree, the guts of a human are not really evolved to eat large quantities of meat, unlike true carnivores. The villi in the human bowel protrude more and slow the passage of meat, to the point where it can actually decay rather than digest. It is likely to be this that releases carcinogens.

There's some highly emotive accusations in there though Ian, a lot of statements, which in themselves are not persuasive. Almost too many to quote. Why do you think your age qualifies you to say what science truly is?

REPLY FROM:
Little nicky Machiavelli
2007-11-11

I don't think age qualifies us to do anything except die eventually. Its the emotional and intellectual immaturity of the boy - scientists that makes winding them up so rewarding.

It is not necessary for these people to say they believe science is God for it to become clear that is the case.

Why do I wind them up? Because some time ago when I asked quite simply why the medical establishment shouts down any attempt to open a sensible debate on the issue of a possible link between autism and the MMR vaccine, these boys ganged up on me, yelling in unison about Wakefield's failed research (which I had not mentioned) when in fact that is only a side issue.

The boy scientists then tried to patronise me by saying that I "cannot understand scientific methodology" because I am "not as scientist." Which only proved they don't really know what science means. Or anything about me.

Of course my age and the rather elitist education I had did give me a deep understanding of the English language. Thus I am equipped to instantly spot that the boy scientists are not very adept at expressing themselves in clear and precise terms. Pretty much an essential skill for scientists I would say.

You mention emotive accusations. Yes, emotive is what I do. Like the other supporters of the boy scientist tendency who visit, you fail to understand this is a popular and populist blog written to appeal to its broad audience. Why to you all give the impression that you feel I am breaking the rules by ridiculing the follies of scientists in populist terms. Why should I effect an attitude of intellectual detachment to suit my targets. Why do scientists always seek to dicate the terms of the debate?

But I only ridicule those who style themselves "scientists" when their main talent lies in a preternatural ability to state the obvious. The real scientists who pursue worthwhile projects, those seeking ways to combat climate change of obtain energy from non polluting sources I am always ready to praise.

Now you know my terms for debate here, if you want to debate please continue. But comments will only remain on the Little Nicky Machiavelli platform if they can be understood by recreational readers. It is not a scientific blog or forum.

My blog, My Rules.

REPLY FROM: GD (Visitor)
2007-11-11
I see, so this is mainly a way of letting off steam and righting the injustice of being ganged up on by a bunch of boys?

Debate is such an ugly word, at least it has become so. The internet is a marvellous thing, but sometimes it seems that anything termed a "debate" in an online context is little more than spleen venting. I have no wish to "debate" with anybody.

I think I can see where the animosity springs from, but nobody likes to be told their chosen field is an open pitch for any Tom, Dick or Harry to play upon. They say scientists make poor communicators it is often so. Do those skilled in communicating make poor scientists? Not necessarily, but defining someone's profession for them is sure to raise hackles. A tricky issue, however. I agree that those who practice science have a duty to inform others in a non-patronising way. In turn, we have a duty to try to understand what we are hearing, and not belittle the skills of those who would inform us.

As far as I am aware, the autism debate has raged for several years, and the matter is all but closed (why I have the spontaneous urge to duck at this moment, I cannot say).

Most scientists tend not to give a damn about so called Philosophy of Science, and get on with the practical side of things. All considered, this is for the best. I'm not sure I know what you mean about anyone assuming science is "God." It is generally understood that all knowledge is inferred, not absolute, and there is much that science will not be able to touch.

But then, I'm am not the practical kind of person that makes a good scientist, and I do dabble in ideals and philosophies.

It worries me to see cardboard cut-outs of science being set up to be knocked down. I have no particular issue with emotive quips in particular, I just could not understand what impact these were supposed to have on the diffuse and multifarious body that is science in this modern age? Perhaps more about what science IS, rather than is not, would be enlightening. All these negatives are like punches thrown at the empty air.

Still, this is indeed your blog, and as I said, I am not here to argue. I wish you the very best,
GD

REPLY FROM: Little Nicky Machiavelli
2007-11-12

Ah, you're not one of them. I should explain then that my anti - "scientists" posts here refer to "scientists" or boy-scientists and not scientists in general. A subtle distinction maybe, but important.

It all stems from an orginginal post in which I raised the question of the MMR / Autism issue and the way the medical establisment try to quash all discussion. I made particular reference to someone who, under the name Ben Goldacre who writes the Bad Science column in The Guardian. In this, as well as setting himself up as a debunker of "Bad Science" (mostly transparent cons that have been around for years) he returns to the autism / MMR issue every time it hits the news, dismissing the people who are asking very reasonable questions as superstitious and victims of association fallacy.

When I raised the question of Autism / MMR instead of posting a reasoned argument Goldacre (using another false name) loftily told me I should be aware that the latin phrase "post hoc ergo propter hoc" (before therefore because of) is the foundation of most fallacious thinking.

Now it a long time since I learned Latin but I would say that what he was groping for was "post hoc non ergo propter hoc." (after, not therefore because of) is a caveat againt jumping to conclusions.

But had he not jumped to the conclusion that I was "not a scientist" because I questioned something he thought was proven beyond all doubt? And did he not also jump to a dangerous conclusion in asuming that a non scientist could not understand what he described as "the basis of scientific enquiry." (I'm sure my former colleagues in the nuclear energy agencies and the computer industry would be surprised to hear that)To make much sense, Goldacre's key phrase needs to be stated in English as "correlation does not necessarily prove causation." Prove is the important word. When an event occurs after anothr there is no reason to suppose it is significant. When the two things repeatedly happen consequentially it is reasonable to ask if they are linked.

Then of course there is the question of not confusing correlation with cause and effect. Its all too much for boy - scientists like young Ben so he just takes refuge in technical jargon and starts sneering at his critics.

"Science is God" is a reference to Goldacre's repeated assertions (inspired by an imperfect understanding of Dawkins I guess) that religious faith is superstition and any suggestion that there are still mysteries we are nowhere near solving are just "magical thinking." He cannot see that his devotion to science, whatever science is in his mind, is as irrational as that of a religious fundamentalist to the dogmas of their faith. I feel Dawkins fails to make clear that he is writing about fundamentalist faith.

I am not religious but do acknowledge the power of belief as self belief (OK, some would say arrogance) steered me back to a good quality of life after a brain haemorrhage that Doctors initially thought would leave me in a near vegetative state. I did learn from talking to very good medical scientists about my recovery which they describe as quite remarkable, that neurologists and related disciplines are coming to understand the human mind is the greatest unsolved mystery in our civilisation.

I know the boys at the Bad Science Forum watch me to see what I am saying about them so my more immoderate posts are for their benefit and the amusement of my friends.

BTW its a pleasure to come across somebody who appreciates the philosophical aspect of scientific enqiry. I reciprocate your good wishes and hope you understand now that I refer to "scientists" or boy-scientists to indicate I am not including in my criticism the many competent, dedicated and non - egomaniacal people whose work is in applying the various scientific disciplines.

GD (Visitor)
2007-11-13

Ian,

I have a passing familiarity with most of what you have spoken about. Not with ancient Latin, but I have encountered the terms used for those types of logical fallacy before. Looking them up again, to be certain, first on Encylopedia Britanica then Wikipedia (as I don't have full access to E I noticed that, on this matter at least, Ben Goldacre appears not to have been groping. Post hoc ergo proptor hoc (essentially, what follows is caused by what comes before) is the term used when this logic is applied in error. That seems rather back-to-front, actually, but there we have it.

The autism debate has passed in the background for me as I understand it, the age of onset does happen to be at a similar age to when a child is typically vaccinated, making straightforward correlation hard to analyse. I assume the debate gets a good deal more complex than this, but on that matter at least, it would seem no conclusion can be drawn.

As for Ben Goldacre, well, I've read his articles. I tend to check the BBC, the Guardian and the Times for news (not a complete cross-section, I know) so I've obviously come across him. I actually wrote him an e-mail once, to question some minor point he made, and his reply, though brief, was not particularly discourteous. Indeed, he directed me to some rather difficult scientific literature, without a hint that he would consider it above my abilities as a lay-person.

One of my personal interests is in people who are making an effort to bring science closer to the public understanding, and make an effort to counterbalance its misrepresentation in the media. For this reason, I am an enthusiast of Feynman, Sagan, and more recently Dawkins, whom you mention. His science writing is fabulous, and the lecture he gave as part of the TED Talks series (available on-line), entitled "Queerer Than We Can Suppose" is absolutely inspiring. There is a scientist who understands the vast implications of the human quest for knowledge (and it's limits, and some inkling of what lies beyond).

I would have to disagree with you, about your contention that Dawkins only means to criticise fundamentalist faith. Truth be told, he is rather harsh towards religious faith in general, suggesting that even moderate faith is the slippery slope that leads to irrationality and extremism, to gullibility and "magical thinking." This is one area I where I do not entirely approve of Dawkin's take on things as I am prepared to accept that a modest religious faith, held with a certain degree of willingness to re-examine one's position, is probably harmless and even beneficial on a personal level.

His latest documentaries, "The Enemies of Reason," extend his efforts to overcome general misconceptions about the scientific quest for knowledge beyond religion and into other areas where less than rational attitudes are commonplace. There are some parallels between Dawkins and what Badscience seems to be about the most notable being a shared incredulousness for homeopathy.

As I say, I am but an interested lay-person, and I do not share your personal reasons for feeling embattled by any of these parties. I can only assume some past tragedy has left you with powerful emotions concerning the autism issue?

Thank you for explaining the distinction you make between different kinds of attitudes to science as a visitor to your site it was not immediately obvious and at first I was concerned by this apparent aggression toward scientific endeavour, which , so far as I am able to tell, is responsible for much that is admirable about this modern world and has played no small part in the humanising of our society, the transition from the once cloistered authority of feudal religious rule.

I still worry that other casual readers of your blog may not immediately discern the subtle distinction you are making, and leave with an inappropriately negative sense of science in general.

But you have been engaging and courteous with me, and made an effort to clear up that misunderstanding, so I am not overly concerned.

Best regards,
GD

REPLY FROM:
Little nicky Machiavelli
2007-11-15

As you say, the Wikipedia translation is rather garbled and an example od sloppy thinking as what follows is often caused by what happened before. Its a question of deciding what, of the many things that happen before an event, is connected.

Fred, in the stand, bit into his pie and Rooney hammered the ball into the net. Obviously these events are not connected.

Giggs passed the ball to Rooney, Rooney hammered it into the back of the net. This is an example of connected events.

Anyone who learned programming in the 1970s when it was about logic rather than skills at cutting and pasting is very familiar with that kind of distinction.

But as a couple of others have suggested I might be giving the wrong impression of my attitude to the sciences, I'll write a post setting out exactly where I stand and showing that historically at least, interest in the arts or humanities and science are not mutually exclusive. It will also show why the narrow view of science promoted by the Ben Goldacre school of thought has resulted in us having a surfeit of graphic design and media studies grads and a shortage of engineers.

FROM: William Thompson (Visitor)
2007-11-14

I very much doubt that Ben has ever even read this blog let alone posted on it, his site is not hosted on blog.co.uk, but is instead hosted on a dedicated server to handle the thousands of hits per day. He is also not the sort to use 'other names'.

Let me get this straight, a boy scientist is somebody who tells you that you can't understand a scientific report? One person did this (who may not even have been a professional scientist or have any experience in the field) but you write off 95% of biomedical researchers as morons, nice.

There were a lot of people who came to your site after you posted in the guardian debate, some of them attempted to engage in a debate and try to persuade you, others were pratt's, you get this everywhere on the internet. I think it is unfair to claim that every reader of Goldacres site is intellectually and emotionally imature because a lot of people followed a link from comment is free (which Ben doesn't even post in - he only posts on Badscience!)

regarding communication; it is incredibly difficult to convey 15 years of intense study to someone whose familiarity with biological science ended with a CSE 25 years ago (this is in regards to the public at large rather than you specifically). In my field there are a good deal of facets, caveats and a huge amount of accumulated knowledge which is necessary to even begin to discuss some of the simplest priciples involved, how can you even begin to communicate that to someone who barely cares in less than 5 minutes? Scientists are frequently excellent communicators, but in technical matters we are barely speaking the same language. As Terry Pratchett said, a language which evolved to talk about where the best fruit and berries are found is ill equipped to discuss the motions and effects of subatomic particles.

The public refuse to accept 'because we told you so' (and rightly so) but simmilarly refuse to spend the time doing the background research to find out why, they want a quick easy to understand answer which is true and will never be changed. Science doesn't work like this.

I have for a long time been apalled at the refusal of the public to accept evidence no matter how well scientists explain it.

Cancer clusters are one of the most often discussed examples, the public will frequently refuse to accept anything that statisticans tell them, choosing to believe gut instinct over science.

Mobile phone masts are an emotive example of this; extensive well conducted studies confirm that there is no effect yet joe public knows better... 10 people get cancer in 5 years since a mast was installed, they are 10 different types of cancer, 6 of them were in their 80's, 2 have previously been in remission 4 of them were heavy smokers. Hopefully you can see that there is not a real correlation between these people but the daily mail and its ilk whip it up into a huge story....Mast of death kills war hero... etc.

The same thing basically happened with the Autism link, the overwhelming proponderence of evidence against a link means that most scientists (including BG) have got bored of it, many of us see little point in continuing to debate with people what has been established to a near certainty.

In effect we as scientists have become cynical on this issue, believing that anybody who is not convinced is never going to be convinced and the best thing is to ignore those that continue to talk about it. The last time BG wrote about this was in regards to a scare story in the Observer which was found to be so innacurate that it was withdrawn.

There are no reasonable questions left regarding the link, all that is left are a lot of tragic stories of children developing autism - yes this is harrowing, yes science doesn't know why, but no, it has nothing to do with MMR, and continuing to spend money researching a link which does not exist is futile to the point that it is detracting from research into understanding and curing Autism.

You mentioned industrial funding as an issue you have with scientists, it is one that scientists also take very seriously. David Colquhoun (professor of Pharmacology and a FRS - surely a scientist worthy of some respect) writes about this in his blog. http://dcscience.net/?p=193 . 'Good' scientists are all too happy to bite the hand that feeds, many of us (myself included) have turned down industrial funding simply to avoid being tarred with the same brush.

It is the result of Tony Blairs insistance on Universities seeking industrial backing for projects that is partly to blame for all this, if we can't get government grants then scientists are forced to find industrial sponsers. Indeed had Wakefield been more ready to bite the hand that feeds the entire Autism / MMR link would never have happened.

Another side to this is that a Scientist could develop a drug to cure cancer but testing and other costs of bringing it to market are way beyond what a university can afford, once again it is necessary to turn to industry to actually cure the people of cancer.

Final points:
I wish that you would learn to recognise in others posts language devices you emplOy in yours, Of course I know about the food in the past, I have an excellent sense of humour and had great fun when you got so upset about being called a eugenicist - in both cases I was exagerating for the sake of making a point.

I have read everything just fine thanks, I might occasionally do as you seem to do and intentionally mis-interpret what you write for fun...

with respect to this bacon paper the fault lies with the press rep who translated a scientific paper into a press release for media consumption. Scientific journals are intended for other scientists - not lay people. This is not to say that a non-scientist couldn't or shoudn't read them (I would be delighted if non-scientists were reading my papers) but they may well struggle or mis-intepret the paper as the reader will not have the accumulated knowledege etc. This is a huge problem and is the cause of a considerable degree of tension between science and the public. A scientist might discover one thing but a press officer wants to grab headlines and turns it into something else, the reporter has no scientific training and publishes the press release without reading it.

Scientists are trained (and paid by the tax payer) to think deeply about the mysteries of the universe, not to write press releases. If you would rather scientists were chosen not on their ability to do science but on their ability to write headline grabbing press relases....

REPLY FROM:
Little Nicky Machiavelli
2007-11-15 @ 17:28:22

Gotcha.
Its little things that give people away William.

But I wonder why would the Bad Science site need a dedicated server to handle thousands of hits per day. An entry level server (around 60 to 70 per month) would handle millions of hits an hour.

The bottleneck is the communications interface and even so, an 8Mb/sec link running at around 60% capacity (on average the best that can really be hoped for on copper unless you are next door to the exchange) would deliver around 5 million page impressions (average based on typical loadings on UK servers, actual depends on page sizes) per day for a site that is mainly text and still images. Those calculation cannot not take account of variable conditions on the web so those figures are designed to give an indication of capacity only.

Science is a big tent. I know you boys are all a tad obsessive but you should realise there are many fields each with their own areas of expertise.

Actually I thought it was philosophers who thought deeply about the mysteries of the Universe. Astrophysicists study the nature of stars and astrologers study their bank balances.

Back to your clinical research my lad and if you have any contact with Goldacre tell him not to stray into areas he does not understand, like WiFi networks; and to try and understand there is a world of difference between scientific evidence obtained under CONTROLLED conditions and stuff that happens in the real world.

Homeopathy works, I have no idea how, maybe it is simply a placebo effect, but ALL the people who swear by it are not deluded, superstitious fools so their testimony IS evidence.

REPLY FROM
William Thompson (Visitor)
2007-11-15

Gotcha what? you looked like you were on the verge of demonstrating a rational understanding of the world so I made one long post, compare that to the number (and length) you made crying about being a eugenicist.

Or is it that you figured out that I'm a scientist, its not like I covered it up, in that last post there were hardly 'little' things to give me away so much as huge arrows.

I have no idea about any of that stuff about networks, but Ben's hosting told him that he was overloading them and that he had to go to a dedicated server. A company dedicated to promoting science on the internet hosted him.

I have absolutely no contact with Ben, I read his blog but his forums are a pointless circle jerk.

"Actually I thought it was philosophers who thought deeply about the mysteries of the Universe"

Weren't you arguing a few posts ago that science and philosophy were essentially the same thing?

Also I don't do 'clinical' research, I'm generally opposed to revealing information on the internet so I'm not going to say more than that, biomedical does not equal clinical.

I think its pretty funny that in one paragraph you demonise astrology and in the next praise homeopathy. I know people who swear the earth is flat ( http://www.theflatearthsociety.org/forum// ) so their testimony IS evidence.

If you are trying to wind me up with homeopathy you are onto a loser, I spend some time reading blogs and forums from people (practicing homeopaths) who are real 'true believers', if I'm gonna attempt to make anybody see the light on that issue its them.

I am interested to read your ideas on why Ben's view of science is narrow minded, please read this ( http://skeptico.blogs.com/skeptico/2005/10/the_appeal_to_b.html ) as it contains many of the arguments that the 'boy scientists' raise regarding their 'view' of science.

REPLY FROM: Little Nicky Machiavelli
2007-11-19

Actually the earth is flat. Its a physical sphere but a logical plane.

If at this point you don't slap your forehead and say "fuck me, of course" you aren't really equipped to comment on my posts... but I knew that anyway and so did most oif my readers including a Physics PhD and a Maths M.A.

I was aware of the flatearth website, its good fun but I think you take it too literally. The bloke who writes the skeptiko website suffers from the same kind of tunnel vision as Ben Goldacre.

William Thompson (Visitor)
2007-11-20

Yes, very clever, not so much a slap on the forehead as a groan at the end of a bad joke. Though it might be fun to argue that with the flatearth deniers.

Perhaps this ( http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/mick_hume/article2902866.ece ) goes some way to argue more eloquently than I can how science as portrayed by the media has essentially become a quick justification for restrictive governement policy.

It is not tunnel visioned to reject a hypothesis which scientific investigation has shown to be invalid, I remain puzzled as to how Skeptico / BG are tunnel vissioned.

Little Nicky Machiavelli
2007-11-20

How are they tunnel visioned? Same way as you are William, none of you can see the big picture.

And as you clearly do not understand that the earth is a physical sphere but a logical plane, you never will. Nor will you ever really know where you are. That means the earth is round in reality but flat in logical terms. Sorry I can't make it simpler for you.

As for skeptico I saw his argument against ID. But he had not troubled to find out what the intelligent design theory really is, he just took the US Fundamentalist version and argued against that because it is easy wheras arguing against the real theory is hard. Even Dawkins has admitted he cannot refute it, but similarly it can never be proved.

There is less "evidence" for the big bang than for the book of Genesis.

Nobody truly understands gravity or electricity or light, yet all of these defy the established laws of physics.

See, you boy scientists just play with baby toys. And still you haven't a clue.

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April 2019

bLiberal Democrats suspend candidate for failing to support homophobia, rape, wife beating and FGM
The Liberal Democrats, if they were honest, ought to rebrand themselves The Liberal Hypocrites. After 30 years screeching in sheer horror about the way civilised societies treat women, homosexuals, criminals, and the absolute refusal of some immigrant groups to even tolerate let alone integrate with the laws and customs of liberal democracies. In short The Liberal Hypocrites have joied those political factions that, in an orgy of virtue signalling, have placed Islam beyond honest criticism.

Extinction Rebellion - their demands are the stuuf of fairy tales

Forced off the front pages and out of broadcast news schedules by the Notre Dame fire, the Extintion Rebellion protests which brought parts of London to a standstill are nonetheless newsworthy. For one thing they show the left wing bias in British policing and the legal system. Does anyone think UKIP or For Britain could block major routes into the centre of London and only have a few of their members arrested?

PM cancels Easter break for team negotiating with Labour in a bid to STOP Farage

Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage, who s>uccessfully lobbied for a referendum on Britain's future in the EU and then led the Leave campaign to a surprising (but only to the political establishment and mainstream media,) victory launched his new Brexit Party this week to get MEPs elected in May now it appears certain that Mrs May's desperate efforts to overturn the result of the democratic vote have partially succeeded by gaining a delay in the date we actually leave.

Spain's Election Problem: Muslim population in Catalonia grew by 20% in 4 years As Spanish Nationals Are Marginalised

Catalonia has the fastest growing Muslim population in Spain – and more Islamic centres than any other region in the country. In spite of a strong separatist movement, the left has total hegemony in regional politics and the patriotic forces are being marginalised by the socialists, their elected politicians are excluded from key positions and known supporters are being fired from jobs and having trouble getting hired elsewhere, Defend Europa reports.

Farage Says New Brexit Party Will Spark "A Political Revolution" And Terrify The Tories
Nigel Farage, who led the successful Brexit campaign, warned backsliding elitist politicians on Tuesday that his brexit Party would spark a political "revolution" - a cliched line but appropriate given the mood of the country - and strike fear into the hearts of ineffectual Tories who have so far failed to deliver on the promise of the Brexit referendum if the UK is forced to contest EU Parliament elections as part of Prime Minister Theresa May's, the Sun newspaper reports ... MORE>>> .

Fury as May set to accept a one - year Brexit delay and give Corbyn more influence in exchange for his support

Prime Minister Theresa May is planning to face down Conservative Party members by staying in Downing Street as long as it takes to deliver Brexit via her dodgy deal that has been rejected three times by parliament.
Amid angry clashes at an emergency summit of EU summit in Brussels tonight, the Prime Minister looks set to agree a delay of up to a year in the UK’s departure from the bloc.

Slash taxes now, French tells Macron after three-month 'great debate'
France must slash taxes now, or face ongoing civil unrest. According to the French prime minister, this is the main message from an unprecedented three-month “great debate” in the wake of anti-government “yellow vest” protests. Announcing publication of the findings from two million online contributions and 10,000 hours of town hall debates around the country, Edouard Philippe said on Monday there was “huge discontent” in the country. Astronomical levels of taxation was one of the prime concerns, alongside unemployment, immigration, and surrender of national sovereignty to the European Union.

Europe’s Nationalists Unite Behind Salvini Ahead Of EU Elections

With the EU elections due in May this year expected to deliver another body blow to the dream of a Federal European superstate, Europe's more conservative nationalist parties have today announced an alliance that is aiming to become the strongest group in the European Parliament, with a view to forcing to radical reform on the EU bureaucracy in Brussels, which dictates policy on security, migration, family and the environment, according to Euro News.

Currency Wars: Former UN Under-Secretary-General Calls For One World Currency

In this page, we have covered US attempts to expolit its position as issurer of the global reserve currency, and the moves by China and Russia to resist that. Moves to establish the US$ as a true global currency began a long time ago with the creation of the International Monetary Fund at the Bretton Woods conference in the final months of World War 2, with Germany defeated and the world ready to split into capitalist and communist factions...

Harold MacMillan’s EU warning revealed
Harold MacMillan, British Prime Minister from 1957 to 1963 gave us a chilling warning about the EEC – (European Economic Community) – before Britain joined the bloc, claiming that Germany had planned on using the trading bloc, as an instrument to assert its supremacy across the continent once more. On Wednesday, 3 April, 2019 The House of Commons voted in favour of legislation which forces the Government to request another extension for 'Brexit', giving our current Prime Minister Theresa May more time to show us the comtempt the ruling elite have for the principles of democracy.

Hijab wearing, Jihad supporting U.S. Congresswoman refuses to condemn stoning of gays.

ilhan-omar-ap-img Ilhan Omar (with Bernie Sanders behind thinking "I wouldn't mind giving her a taste of my pork sausage) - picture credit www.thenation.com

It had to happen, and it was always going to be great comedy value when it did. U.S Liberals were always going to face the moment when their love of Gays, Lesbians and Trannies clashed head to head with their love of terrorists and the Islamic Jihad.

When hijab wearing, Jihad supporting Muslim woman Ilhan Omar was elected to the US Congress in spite of her strongly anti - American opinions, Liberals were creaming their pants and hailing a great victory in the struggle for equality, diversity and multicultruralism. Poor fools are terminally hypocritical in their virtue signalling,

March 2019

Leaked Document Reveals Unacceptable Demands Made By EU Ahead Of Final Talks Before Brexit Deadline
A Secret document has revealed concession the EU is demanding before beginning fresh talks on Brexit ahead of the 12 april dealine. According to a memo seen by the Sunday Times, Brussels is demanding the UK must continue to pay its share of the EU budget, must implement new measures on citizens’ rights, and sign a legally binding agreement to arrangements to avoid a hard border between Northern Ireland and The Republic.

Macron Isolated After More High Profile Resignations. Pressure Mounts On French President
On top of the Yellow Vests debacle, which is now destabilising France as the anti - government protests continue, a string of resignations from the tottering government of President Emmanuel Macron has prompted Gérard Larcher, leader of the French Senate to warn Macron that his authoritarian tendencies were partly to blame for the civil unrest crisis and political instability that have weakened his presidency.

EU Fines Google $1.7 Billion Over 'Abusive' Online Ad Strategies


The European Commission has imposed another huge fine of €1.49 billion, ($1.7 billion) for "abusive practices" in online advertising, accusing the search and advertising giant of breaking the EU's antitrust rules and that Google abused dominance position in Internet xsearch by preventing users from seeing search results for Google rivals ...

Bradford Abuser Gang Victim Claims Bradford, Rotherham, Rochdale Gangs ‘Linked’
One of the victims of a Bradford grooming gang has told the media that most of the girls at the children’s home where she was placed by local authority social workers were being sexually exploited by gangs of immigrant males. She called for a nationwide inquiry, alleging that numerous grooming and abuse gangs across the country — including the most notorious cases in Rochdale and Rotherham — are linked...

They Challenge The Narrative, Shoot To Kill Men

Macron Throws Fully Armede Troops Into Action Against Yellow Vfest Protestors French soldiers will be sent into action against Yellow Vest protestors for the first time this weekend as the protests against the Macron government reach their ninetenth week. Some reports out of France suggest the military are being told to avoid protesters, while others indicate they have been given permission to open fire if the protestors threaten the lives of soldiers or police.

Thousands March to Save the Internet from EU Censorship Regulations
Tens of thousands of people have marched in cities across Germany to protest planned European Union copyright reforms that they fear will lead to online censorship. In Munich, it's claimed 40,000 people marched under the motto “save your internet.” Thousands of others took part in smaller demonstrations in the German cities of Cologne, Hamburg, Hannover, Berlin and other cities against the bill that is being voted on this week.

German Alarm Grows Over EU Determination To Punish Britain For Leaving
The business community and conservative politicians in Germany are becoming more annd more hostile towards the way Brussels is trying to force the UK Parliament to accept the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement as a fundamental failure of European statecraft that can lead only to a diplomatic catastrophe and long term animosity between the EU and one of Germany’s largest expot customers.

If Genetically-edited Cooking Oil Is A Scientific Breakthrough Why The Secrecy About Selling It To Us?
Manufacturers of the latest generation of genetically-altered foods, which are gene - edited rather than genetically modifies, are determined their latest attempt to sell us Frankenstein foods will not be sacrificed on the altar of public opinion as were their predecessors with introduced cuillinary delights like glysophate and neonicotinoids into our daily diet if we weren't careful abourt reading labels.

The EU Moves Closer To Creation Of Orwellian Ministry Of Truth

The European Parliament this week rubber stamped a recommendation naming Russia “the main source of disinformation in Europe” and appealed for increased funding for the EU’s East StratCom Task Force, which already received 1.1 million euros in 2018. The East StratCom Task Force is an EU body focused on so-called proactive communication of EU policies and activities in the Eastern neighborhood ...

Search Engine CEO Testifies Before Senate: ‘Privacy Legislation’ Good for Market and Consumers
Gabriel Weinberg, founder and CEO of newish-kid-on-the-block search engine DuckDuckGo, testified in support of privacy legislation in the United States before a Senate hearing on Masrch 12 to explain how curtailing the surveilance and data mining activities of Gogle and Facebook, Amazon, Apple and Twitter would create more competition and innovation in the creation of online content.

There are sheeple who want to remain in the EU at any price, and then there are people who understand the EU


I am not sure people really are up for reading EU related documents or a whole load more people would be less excited about the EU. If people read the chequers plan and the political declaration they would know the only people who leave the EU are the financial sector. Everyone else stays in without a vote or veto for two years whilst we negotiate the long term deal...

EU Very Good for Germany, Not So Much for Everybody Else


Former Ambassador to Germany Sir Paul Lever said in an interview today that Brexit will have little real impact on the European Union (EU), which is overwhelmingly controlled by Germany. Short term he may be right, but with the German economy stalling what will prop up the Brussels cash burning machine one britain is gone?

Sheffield: 11 Men Charged in Historic Child Sexual Abuse Inquiry

Ten men from Sheffield, the UK's fourth largest city, have been charged with historic child sex offences including but not limired to rape and trafficking girls for the purpose of sexual exploitation. Another has been charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

Germany: Economy crisis a growth stalls - car production crashes
Germany’s federal Government today reduced its growth forecast for the second time in two months as plunging car production figures sent shockwaves through the Eurozone. The German economy, has been propping up the economically stagnant EU for years...

‘Aggressive promotion of homosexuality’: School stops LGBT lessons after backlash from angry parents
It had to happen of course, the left's love of minorities inevitably led to a clash of interests when politically correct, cultural Marxist education policy led teachers in a birmingham school with a large proportion of Muslim pupils, responded 'in the interests of diversity and inclusiveness' to guidelines suggesting compulsory lessons in homosexuality and lesbianism should be taught to all pupils.

Dutch professor: “Western countries have never managed to integrate Muslims”
Dutch professor of sociology Ruud Koopmans has carried out a 20-year research project embracing several large scale studies on integration and assimilation, and at the end of it all he concludes that Muslims are more difficult to integrate than other migrant groups.

Koopmans notes that no Western country having received a significant number of Muslim immigrants has successfully managed to persuade them to integrate with local laws and culture.

Finnish "Soldiers Of Odin" Announce Hunt For Rapists & Pedos In Controversial Video
The video, subtitled in English and Arabic, has since been deleted from both Facebook and Vimeo, shows a group of masked men dressed in dark, armed with bats and chains march towards to the camera amid winter darkness, accompanied by heavy metal music. The man at their head acts as a spokesperson and announces that “The pedophile hunting season has been opened!”

Emmanuel Macron’s desperate push for further integration reminds Brexit supporters why we voted to Leave
Anyone who though in 2016 that staying in the European Union wass the status quo option will have been disabused by the intervention of Emmanuel Macron and his blueprint for the future of the \europe. The French president is increasingly derided in his homeland for his folie de grandeur; but even his compatriots must be taken aback by his Napoleonic pretensions to create a pan-European state.

Macron admits Yellow Vest chaos COULD be his fault - ‘I made MISTAKES’
President Emmanuel Macron of France is trying to appear as if, after sixteen weeks of protests, he is finally acknowledging his initial handling of the yellow vest protest movement was flawed and high handed, admitting it exacerbated the unrest. The europhile president also warned against giving in to the wave of nationalism sweeping across the bloc, as he called for a “strong, united and sovereign” Europe.

Gang of Migrants Allegedly Raped Underage Italian Girls

Over the past few years we have focused on reporting the numerous incidences of immigrant sex crimes against white British girls and women, most of which, due to the warped morality of politically correct thinking that permeates all levels of government and the public sector, went largely unpunished for many years until public pressure forced the authorities to act. Migrant sex crimes, and government cover - ups of them are not exclusive to Britain of course, we have occasionally looked at similar problems in Sweden, Germany and France. And now it seems, Italian women are to be sacrificed to the gods of multiculturalism.

UPS Halts Deliveries To Swedish No Go Zone:- "Our Drivers Have Been Attacked": Though European leaders and the more sychphantic mainstream media journalists throughout Europe ans in the USA and Canada have always denied the existence, of no - go zones for Europeans, police and emergency services in migrant-dominated areas of European cities, "no go" zones remain a persistent public safety threat to white, Christian and Jewish residents and to the public in general. It has been widely reported in alternative media (but harly mentioned in mainstream print and broadcast news, that liberal Sweden has been the country worst hit by immigrant violence and lawlessness.

Merkel: EU Members Must Cede control Of Their Border |To Brussels
German Chanellor Angela Merkel sparked outrage today and pushed the EU cloers to its final disintegration when she stated that EU Member states would be forced to surrender on of their most important sovereign powers, control of their borders, to Brussels in order that the unelected bureaucrats of the European commission could 'manage' immigration (i.e. open the border crossings and let any criminally inclined bunch of fanatics enter Europe.

February 2019

Bradford Gang Of Nine Who Abused Care Home Girls Jailed For 132 Years

A gang of nine Asian men who, in a case that follows the pattern set by similar cases in Rotherham, Rochdale, Birmingham, Newcastle, Oxford, Sheffield, Blackburn, Telford and many other towns which has large Muslim populations in Britain,groomed, raped and abused two teenage girls from a care home were jailed for a total of 132 years at Bradford Crown Court yesterday.

Facebook Insider Leaks Docs; Explains "Deboosting" "Troll Report" & Political Targeting in Interview

Project Veritas is one of the last defenders of free speech and publishers of the work of unbiased undercover investigative journalism on the internet. Judicial watch working through the courts and people like myself working to bring it all to the forefront. Veritas investigators have obtained Veritas and published documents and presentation materials from a former Facebook insider.

Hungary claims, “Brussels makes confession about aim of mass migration policy”
Brussels has effective confessed that its policy of encouraging mass migration which the Hungarian government claims will increase the inflow of illegal immigratnts to the European Union do exist, Zoltan Kovacs, Hungary's state secretary for international communications and relations, said ...

UK Far Left Labour Party Splits Over Anti-Semitism and Brexit
As has been predicted for a while now, by both mainstream media and alt_news commentators, the UK's far left Labour Party which has been torn by internecine conflict since current leader Jeremy Corbyn, the long serving Trotskyite Member of Parliament. Labour, which once styled itself The People's Party now finds its core support among immigrant communities and university brainwashed media professionals, it has little need to concern itself with the white working class ...

Student Suspended from University for Calling Halal Slaughter ‘Inhumane’
In an assault on our right to free speech a British student has been suspended from university for voicing the opinion that halal slaughter, prescribed by Shariah Law, is “inhumane” and also saying illegal immigrants should not be allowed to use the National Health Service (NHS) for free. The student says he cannot return unless he signs a conduct agreement and undertakes diversity training.

UK Taxman is 'ruthlessly' pursuing its own contract staff for potential six-figure bills in unpaid tax
The tax service had decided we were using the self employed status to avoid National Insurance Employers Contributions (a sanitized name for a British payroll tax,) as the self employed were not liable for this levy. By reinterpreting a law in such an extreme way it stretched words beyond any literal meaning, the taxman decided we should all set up limited companies, with ourselves as the only employee, thus making our employers, the quasi - companies, liable as our employers for the payroll tax.

Student Suspended from University for Calling Halal Slaughter ‘Inhumane’
In an outrageous assasult on our right to free speech a British student has claimed he has been suspended from university for voicing the opinion that halal slaughter, prescribed by Shariah Law, is “inhumane” and also saying illegal immigrants should not be allowed to use the National Health Service (NHS) for free. The student says he has been told he cannot return unless he signs a conduct agreement and undertakes diversity training.

Right wing in Spain is booming – Expect A Shock Result In Elections

The election, which will be spain's third in under four years, is a further sign of an increasingly fragmented political scene in one of the EU's larger states, with the strength of Catalonia‘s independence movement, and the revival of the Basque separatist movement having been given impetus by Calalonia's progress having dominated recent debate.

Top CBS Reporter Admits "Mostly Liberal" Journalists Are Now "Political Activists"
This news story is not going to come as a surprise to our readers, but although its a US newsman blowing the whistle on mainstream media bias, things are just the same over the British side of the pond.
CBS News chief foreign affairs correspondent Lara Logan has broken ranks and admitted that journalists have lost their objectivity and become "political activists."

UK Far Left Labour Party Splits Over Anti-Semitism and Brexit
As has been predicted for a while now, the UK's far left Labour Party which has been tprn by internicine conflict since current leader Jeremy Corbyn, the long serving Trotskyite Member of Parliament for one of London's most fashionable inner city communities, became its leader. Labour, which once styled itself The People's Party is now the rich, trendy, virtue signalling party.

Facebook Negotiating Multibillion-Dollar US Fine As UK Labels "Digital Gangsters"
Facebook and its executives were labeled "digital gangsters" by a UKParliamentary inquiry into the social media giant's abuse of users privacy. The company should immediately be subject to statutory regulation the report published at the conclusion of the 18-month investigation by the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport  parliamentary committee recommended ...

Navratilova reignites criticism over transgender women in sports


Tennis legend Martina Navratilova has again come under fire for comments about transgender women in sport, reiterating her belief that some of the rules currently in place are “insane and cheating,” and unfair to other women.

Navratilova predictably attracted a lot of hate attacks from left wing idiots and transgender fascists back in December 2018 when she tweeted: “You can't just proclaim yourself a female and be able to compete against women.

Doctors admit vaccines are harmful and turn our immune systems against us
The World Health Organization (WHO) recently included vaccine skeptics – people who are hesitant to vaccinate themselves or their children because they are concerned about the potential health risks – on their annual along with serious dangers like superbugs, climate change, the Ebola virus, HIV and air pollution. The WHO claims that “vaccine hesitancy” increases the risk of a resurgence in diseases they claim are fully preventable through vaccination.

Spanish Socialist Budget Fails As Budget Rejected; New Elections Expected


We predicted lasat year when the socialist leader Pedto Sancjez usurped the Spanish government after the collapse of the minority government led by Mariano Rajoy collapsed, could not last. In a widely expected but destabilizing development, Spanish conservatives and pro-independence Catalonians voted to back a slate of amendments to a government budget on Wednesday by a wide margin of 191 votes out of 350,

Project Fear: NHS Stockpiling Body Bags As No Deal Brexit Looms

Those who hold democracy in contempt and will do anything they possible can, legal or otherwise, to overturn the Referendim result and keep us in the EU have just come over all Spinal Tap and turned the Project Fear fake news generator up to eleven. Ever since the reult of the 2016 Brexit referendum was anounced, the scare stories about the dire consequences of leaving the EU have broken in mainsytream news seemingly at a rathe onf one a minute.

Big Data is here, How do we protect our privacy?"


If you haven't heard of Big Data you either haven't been living on this planet or you're an ostrich and bury your head in the sand. Bid data when coupled with Artificial Intelligence can, we are told, tell us how busy the shops are long before the accountants had added up the months takings, how much metal the big warehouses are hoarding or whether office space is in high demand in a particular area.

BBC Journalist Allegedly Likens Working Class Men to ‘Amazonian Cannibals’
It's always entertaining when lefties forget they are supposed to believe in equality, tolerance and diversity and show what nasty little snobs they really are. BBC political magazine show Panorama’s John Sweeney is reported to have been caught referring to working-class men as being like “cannibals from Amazonia” in an undercover video released by leftie hate figure, former EDL leader Tommy Robinson.

Mother Arrested in Front of Children for Calling Trans Activist a Man
In the UK's latest and probably looniest example of politically correct fascism, police arrested a mother in the presence of her children. Her Crime? She called a male to female transexual a man on Twitter. 38-year-old Kate Scottow, told reporters she was “arrested in my home by three officers, with my ten-year-old daughter and 20-month-old son present” in comments posted to the Mumsnet online forum,

European Union Goes The Full Nine Orwells
Some years ago a bloogger we know created an award for government and corporate schemes involving misinformation, censorship or fake narratives. The Golden Orwells were given to any story revealing suppression or distortion of truth that registered on our Orwell-Huxley-Dick dystopianometer (OHD) scale, named in honour of the three twentieth century prophets of social decay ...

Germany Rejects Yazidi Asylum Seekers Fleeing Persecution By Islamic Extremists
The EU’s largest nation and most powerful economy, which righteously lecturs other EU member states on the need to take refugees and asylum seekers, is taking in fewer Yazidi refugees, according to a German newspaper report. The religious minority was terrorized by the “Islamic State” during the militant group’s campaign in Iraq and Syria and hundreds, possibly thousands of Yazidi women were raped and used as sex slaves by IsIS terrorists.

Germany Rejects Yazidi Asylum Seekers Fleeing Presecution By Islamic Extremists Germany, with its ruling elite of hand wringing, breast beating, teeth - gnashing, politically correct virtue signallers is showing its true colours as, in common with neighbour Sweden, a hypocritical regime that will give Muslims a free pass to rapoe and kill (because they've been persectued,) but will not act to protect minorities persecuted by extremist governments in counties run by Islamic fundamentalists. The EU's largest nation and most powerful economy, which righteously lecturing other EU member states on the need to take refugees and asylum seekers, is taking in fewer and fewer Yazidi refugees, according to a German newspaper report.

Fiat News Threat To Truth
Exposing The False Virtue Of Fact-Check Journalism
Hot on the tail of Fake News, we now have fiat news, which is nothing to do with an Italian car maker whose name is an acronym for Fix It Again Tony. This new type of unrelibable news is news which broadly cheapens the credibility of media by presenting opinion as fact. It debases information in the same way that a capricious tyrant might debase a currency. It tells you how to think.

'Special place in hell' for Brexiteers, says Donald Tusk
Though he is despised in his own country for the way he sold out to the EU, former Polish leader Donald Tusk released an astounding attack on Theresa May as she toured Northern Ireland. Tusk held nothing back on Wednesday when commenting on Brexit. Tusk tweeted: "I've been wondering what that special place in hell looks like, for those who promoted #Brexit, without even a plan how to carry it out safely."

Google Paid More In EU Fines Than Taxes Last Year; Whines About New Privacy Laws One of today's more amusing news items revealed Google paid more in European fines than in taxes on their corporate profits, according to the firm's fourth-quarter earnings report. Google parent Alphabet reported Q4 revenues for the search engine operator of $39.28 billion, up 22%, while revenues for the year were up 23% to $136.8 billion. Taxes in Q4 were $4.2 billion.

The Full Nine Orwells
How The EU Abandoned The Concept Of Truth

Though we were forwarned of what was to come, the EU has now launched its Action Plan against Disinformation. Based on the ideas of French boy president Emmanuel Macron, the plan's purpose, is apparently to "protect its democratic systems and public debates from disinformation ahead of the 2019 European elections. And M. Macron, with the backing of the EU, intends to spread the authoritarian EU's propaganda the incontrovertible truths that there is no dissatisfaction with EU policy except in Britain and Italy ... and Hungary ...... and Poland and ...,

Fiat News Threat To Truth
Exposing The False Virtue Of Fact-Check Journalism
Hot on the tail of Fake News, we now have fiat news, which is nothing to do with an Italian car maker whose name is an acronym for Fix It Again Tony. This new type of unrelibable news broadly cheapens the credibility of media by presenting opinion as fact. There is a certain type of fiat news, however, which should be denounced where it rears its head ...

Google Paid More In EU Fines Than Taxes Last Year; Whines About New Privacy Laws
One of today's more amusing news items revealed Google paid more in European fines than in taxes on their corporate profits, according to the firm's fourth-quarter earnings report. Holding company Alphabet of which Google is a subsidiary, reported Q4 revenues for the search engine operator of 39.28 billion, up 22%, while revenues for the year were up 23% to $136.8 billion. Taxes in Q4 were $4.2 billion.

'Special place in hell' for Brexiteers, says Donald Tusk


Though he is despised in his own country for the way he sold out to the EU, former Polish leader Donald Tusk, now EU Council President, released an astounding attack on Theresa May as she toured Northern Ireland. His comments were condemned by the unionist DUP party, which wants to nix the only thing the EU and UK agree on.

January 2019

US Democrats Supernut Proposes Green - Politically Correct New Deal
Alexandria Ocasdio - Cortez is a truly wonderous human being. The newly inaugurated congress woman for a New York district manages to simultaneously sit on every green or politically correct bandwagon currently rolling even though, like the rest of us, she only has one arse. In her latest delusional outburst this darling of brain - fried millennials claims to have formulated a way to fix environmental problems and abolish racism. And it only involves spending $$$ a few trillion.

Latests EU Attack On Italy's Salvini Shows The Elite Are Scared
A court in Sicily has allowed proceedings against Italian Eurosceptic leader of The League and all-around pain-in-the-arse for The Davos Crowd, Matteo Salvini. In what must be one of the most ludicrous EU efforts to silence nationalist leaders ahead of elections to the European Parliament, judges ruled Salvini should stand trial for the charge of kidnapping migrants held on boats off Italy’s shores.

The Finns fight back – after multiple cases of child rape Soldiers of Odin patrol the streets of Oulu
In response to government failure to deal with rising numbers of rapes and assaults on Finnish children by immigrant men, a vigilante group Soldiers of Odin has started patrolling streets the streets and public places in Oulu, the most northerly city in the world outside Russia, in response to multiple cases of rape and sexual assault committed against Finnish children by immigrant men

Week 11 Of Yellow Vests unrest keeps pressure on Macron
France’s yellow vest protesters hit the streets again last weekend. It's reported that numbers were up, not only in Paris but also in many provcincial centres where protests took place. This keeps pressure on President Macron, who can only rant about divisions in the movement as if they are an organised political force rather than a spontaneous expression of outrage by random groups of citizens.

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Speaking at the World Economic Forum last week, UN chief Antonio Guterres warned that the world is “losing the race” on climate change as he demanded that governments make bolder commitments beyond the Paris accord. “Climate change is the defining issue of our time”, he told an audience at the annual WEF jolly for the super rich in Davos, Switzerland ...

Most Absurd Brexit Claim Ever: "30-Year Recession, Worse Than 1930s
Writing in that repository of all left wing and globalist idiocies The Guardian, writer Amelia Hill makes the nonsensical assertion UK cannot simply trade on WTO terms after no-deal Brexit, offering only the opinions of left wing and globalist ‘experts’ in support of her case. Here’s a sample ...

Friendly fraud: Facebook Encouraged Kids To Spend Fortunes On Online Games

May Nearing A Brexit Deal Breakthrough? The UK Parliament is rumoured in some quarters to be nearing a breakthrough in negotiations that will enable an altered version of Prime Minister Theresa May's sellout deal with the European Union to be accepted by elected representatives. It is thought a proposal by Graham Brady, leader of the Conservative rank and file (back benchers) which would throw out the hated 'Irish backstop'

Mad Mac Macron attacks Brexit, Threatens Yellow Vests

The UK’s Leave vote in the Brexit refererndum was caused by misplaced “anger” and foreign disinformation, a raving mad Emmanuel Macron told French audiences, warning critics of his globalist, authoritarian regime in France to beware “people who manipulate you with miracle ideas”. Hang on! Wasn't Mad Mac elected on the strength of 'miralcle ideas' less than two years ago?

Sweden Appoints Anti-Semitic Hippie Lunatic as Cultural Minister in New Government
After months of negotiations, the Socialist Democrats have formed a coalition government together with the Green party. And the catastropic result of that for the people of Sweden is the appointment of Amanda Lind as Culture Secretary. Only hours after being appointed she plunged into controversy, praising amongst others Mehmet Kaplan, calling him a “pioneer” and “hero”. Kaplan is an Islamic extremist with known links to The Muslim Brotherhood ...

College Teaches Ed. Students How To "Combat Toxic Masculinity"

Students at Lewis and Clark College’s Graduate School of Education (a teacher training college,) will be able from spring 2019 to enrol on a course that will teach them to recognise and deal with toxic masculinity in the classroom. Participants who complete the course will have “a lesson plan based on an idea or strategy presented during sessions, and will return to their classrooms with strategies to combat toxic masculinity.”

Facebook Slides After Report Claims 50% Of Its Users Are Fake
As it is Burns day we think the words of Scotland's national poet serve pereftly as a warning to Silicon Valley nerds with world domination ambitions: "The best lain schemes o' mice and men gang aft agley."
One such world domination wannabe for whom things have gang agely in the past year is Facebook supremo Mark Zuckerberg. But as badly as things have gone for Facebook since the Cambridge Analytica data privacy scandal broke one year ago, in conformation of Murphy's law ("No matter how bad things are thery can always get worse," a new report froma team of researchers, led by a former coleague of Mark Zuckerberg at Harvard who helped Zuck create one of the original Facebook prototypes, suggests the reality of the company's circumstances is even more dire than investors realize.

No Deal, No Problem: World Runs On WTO Rules These Days - OECD Chief
As the deadlock in the UK Paliament over Brexit continues and the political establishment mainstream media panic over the prospect of the UK leaving the EU with no trade deal, José Ángel Gurría Treviño, Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), has confirmed that the world’s advanced economies are “absolutely” able to cope with a No Deal Brexit, and that the OECD would help the United Kingdom to make it happen in “the most seamless possible way”.

Davos 2019: As 1500 Private Jests Descend On The Small Swiss Resort, Climate Change Is High On The World Economic Forum Agenda
Every year leading figures from business, politics and entertainment gather at the World Economic Forum to discuss the world's most pressing problems. This year's theme is "Globalization 4.0: Shaping a Global Architecture in the the Fourth Industrial Revolution". The summit is a meeting of the global influencers from politics to business, culture and the media. During the week these elite will meet and discuss a range of topics, including the economy, climate change and international relations.

Teenage Girl Felt Like 'Just A Toy To Mess About With', Court Told

A teenager who was groomed to have sex with a group of Muslim men told a jury in Bradgord Crown Court the abuse made her feel was “just a toy to mess with.” Now in her mid-twenties, the woman told the Court she turned to alcohol and cocaine and started self - harming as coping mechanisms. She was coerced into having sex with the men in turn after they began arriving at her house when she was 16, she alleged.

Yellow Vests Protest Merkel-Macron Plan To Integrate Defence, Foreign Policy

The left wing wankerati will not doubt be screaming about racism and xenophobia when they learn of the latest exploits of the German Yellow Vest movement who were out protesting against the latest step Hausfrau - Volksfuhrer Merkel and The Boy Macron have taken towards politically integrating Germany and France, on which Original Boggart Blog and The Daily Stirrer have been following developments ...

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel exchange the French-German friendship treaty during the signing ceremony, on January 22, 2019 in the town hall of Aachen, western Germany. (Photo by LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP/Getty Images)

The left wing wankerati will not doubt be screaming about racism and xenophobia when they learn of the latest exploits of the Yellow vest movement. This time it is the German branch of the movement who were out in the streets protesting against the latest step Hausfrau - Volksfuhrer Merkel and The Boy Macron have taken towards politically integrating Germany and France, a plot not mentioned by mainstream media but on which Original Boggart Blog and The Daily Stirrer have been following developments

The Yellow Vests, Deplorables and Gammons Are Here To Stay

The Gilets Jaunes (yellow vest)movement, which began as a Facebook group for dissatisfied French drivers almost a year ago and since the Macron government proposed a hike in fuel taxes for petrol and diesel cars spakred the first street protests, has mushroomed into a people's rebellion against globalism and corporatism. It has worried the French establishment and succeeded in forcing the usually arrogant and imperious President Macron into offering what globalist fellow travellers in mainstream media call major concessions from the government,

The Davosocracy Gang Gather As Globalism Goes Into Retreat Worldwide

As is usual at this point in January the world’s financial and political elite are assembling in the Davos - Kloisters ski resort in the Swiss Alps for the World Economic Forum. These people, who have travelled by private jet, often half way round the wold to get to the jolly, their vision of ever-closer commercial and political ties, i.e. a totalitarian world government made up of appointees from the political, business and academic elite...

'Yellow Vests' Protests Becoming A Revolution - 10th Weekend of Civil Unrest in France
Yellow vest demonstrators gathered in the French capital on Saturday for the 10th consecutive weekend of anti-government protests titled "Act 10". Protesters filled the streets of Paris and other cities in France, with thousands of police standing guard. Earlier, President Emmanuel Macron launched his “national debates” on the crisis.

Liberal News SiteBuzzFeed Pillorioed On Social Media After Fake News 'bombshell' on Mueller & Trump
Since Trump's vicory in the 2016 election wild accusations that he collaborated with the Russian government have been flung about none of which have been supported by a shred of credible evidence. This week the strongly liberal buzzfeed online news site ran a story that Trump ordered his lawyer to lie to Congress, left leaning media went into meltdown ...

Google Staff Outrage When Boss Uses The Word Family - It's sexist, HomophobiC and Offensive

A Google executive has 'trigggered' many of the fragile snowflakes employed by the wannabe World Domination Corp. by using the word “family” in a weekly, corporate presentation, according to internal documents leaked to The Daily Caller News Foundation (DCNF).Many employees became angry when the word was used while discussing a product marketed to children, because it implied that families have children, the documents reveal.

Furious Yellow Vest protestors Clash with police ahead of Macron's summit with Mayors
France's crisis surrounding the presidency of Emmanuel Macron’s and his elitist style of governing continued to escalate today as poll showed Marcon's approval ratings plummeting to new lows and protestors staging angry demonstrations across the country. The so called Gilets Jaunes (yellow vests) protests which started in November have previously been confined to weekends but are now starting to take place throughout the week.

Brexit Is Now About More Than Leaving The EU

Until now we have not posted anything in the past few days on Brexit. Our position is well know to our readers, let's face it, the saturation coverage left nothing new to be said. The whole thing is a craptangle, but it was obvious from when the Conservative Party engineered a situation in which Theresa May was left as the only candidate for the leadership that there could be no other outcome.

Asia Bibi Case Shows UK Government Loves Extremists, Bans Those Persecuted By Extremism
In November 2018 it was reported by mainstream media that the Pakistani Christian mother of five, Asia Bibi (aslo called Ayissa Noreen), imprisoned and sentenced to death by a Muslim court in Pakistan for drinking from a cup used by Muslim women, after having her sentence commuted, was released to live in a fundamentalist Muslim community. Though fearing for her own life and the lives of her children Asia was not offered political asylum by the British government

Sweden to end months without a government
Since the inconclusive election in September 2018, in an example of the pro EU, globalist political establishment showing contempt for the democratically expressed wishes of the people, Sweden has been without an effective government as establishment parties, supported by mainstream media and the EU conspired to deny the Eurosceptic Sweden Democrats the share of power they had earned at the election...

55 Men Arrested over Alleged Child Sex Abuse in Bradford Area, England

West Yorkshire Police have arrested 55 men in connection with alleged historic child sexual abuse. Detectives investigating allegations grooming and sexual abuse of under age girls and vulnerable young women in the Kirklees region of Yorkshire have arrested 55 men as part of an ongoing investigation. Arrests in the case began back in November 2018, but details have only just ben released. The individuals were arrested from addresses in West Yorkshire Police revealed today.

First Swedish Yellow Vest Protest -Female speaker: “Put feminism on hold for 10-20 years”
A Demonstration held in central Stockholm last weekrnd was the first major event in Sweden to feature Yellow Vests. There have been previous small protests by groups of people wearing the symbolic yellow vests but the weekend's even represents an escalation in support of the movement. This time, people gathered at Norrmalmstorg to show their dissatisfaction with how Sweden is governed.

LITTLE ISTANBUL: Turkish Muslims have made Germans feel like foreigners in their own country When Turks buy a building, they don’t allow any German people to move in. The next thing you know, there is a mosque and soon the whole neighborhood has become a ‘NO GO Zone’ for non-Muslims.

Globalisation, The Davosocracy and the Pushback
French writer and political philosopher Renaud Camus, who found fame (or notoriety perhaps,) as the first academic to propose the theory of the “Great Replacement (link goes to French language video),” aired his thoughts to news reporters about the wave of riots and civil unrest that has rocked France over the past two months, giving his opinion that the recent “Yellow Vest” protests are a grassroots reaction against the Davos elite who view working people as worthless “human Nutella.”

Globalisation, The Davocracy and the Pushback
French writer and political philosopher Renaud Camus, who was the first academic to propose the theory of the “>Great Replacement ” aired his thoughts about the wave of riots and civil unrest that has rocked France over the past two months, saying the recent “Yellow Vest” protests are a grassroots reaction against the Davos elite who view working people as worthless “human Nutella.”

UK academic says Integrity Initiative fatally hurt by leaks
The Integrity Initiative, a UK based NGO set up to combat fake news by spreading the fake news governments want us to see is in trouble, in fact some of its critics say it is so damaged by leaks revealing the organisation dismissed true reports as misinformation and promoted goverment favourable narratives which were fabricated to divert and distract attention from those organisations trying to report events with integrity ...

Macron May Trigger EU Wide Crisis With Yellow Vest Crackdown
With no sign of an end to their protests, the Yellow Vest movement looks to have created the perfect storm of economic, political and social problems for political novice turned national leader, President Emmanuel Macron [ ... ] Ignoring the problem made him look weak. All he can do to get himself out of the situation is forget his globalist handlers, put France first, resign and step aside for new elections,

'Hate Speech' Convictions In Sweden Soar Tenfold As Government Cracks Down On Critics Of It's Loonytoons Migration Policy
Swede Tomas Åberg, who leads online hate speech monitoring vigilante monitoring “Näthatsgranskaren” w tax funds hich is funded by taxpayers money to carry out the task it's self - righteous supporters appointed themselves for, that of mass reporting European Swedes who write critical coments about mass immigration and its damaging effects on society on Facebook and other social media sites.

Google is the enemy and must be destroyed, or freedom dies forever
"Don't be evil," the corporate motto read in the early days, although that has now been dropped because it became something of an embarrassment when people worked out it was incomplete, the full version read, "Don't be evil, that's our job."The Google empire is anything but a force for good ...

Organizer Of Macron’s ‘Grand Debate’ With Yellow Vests Is One Of His Elitist cronies
Macron's plan for a nationwide public debate, seeking on the Gilets Jaunes protests, got off to a start typical of the Marcon administration's bumbling incompetence. As arrangements were made for launching the campaign, which promised to give the people a voice, the spotlight immediately fell on to the extravagant salary being paid to the government official responsible for organizing it.

Prominent Hedge Fund Manager Sees Dollar Losing Reserve Currency Status
While the liberal democracies, having allowed Cultural Marxists to infiltrate government at every level and implement socially and economically disruptive policies Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater, the world's biggest Hedge Fund believes now is a good time to reflect on China’s progress towards its goal of replacing the USA as the world's most powerful nation.

UK Government Loves Extremists, bans Opponents Of Extremism
If it sometimes seems possible to the causual obsrver that the UK government has greater committment to Islam than to serving the interests of Christian and secular people who make up the vast majority of the population, it will seem blatantly obvious after you have read this article.

After Triggering Mass Migration Crisis, Germany Bribing Foreigners To Leave
Though Angela Merkel clings to power the effects of her 'open doors' immigration policy damage Germany. It may amuse nationalists to observe as, with one face the pledges support for a United Nations initiative to open all national borders, while with the other she tries to persuade German voters she has listened to public opinion and understands her mass immigration policy is abhorred by a majority of voters ...

De — Dollarisation: More Nations backing Away From The US$
In a year which saw the global geopolitical spiralling back towards cold war polarisation, with the weaponisation of currencies, the global community is dividing into two camps, those nations that still support using the US$, and those that favour the new methods of settling accounts through technological payment systems that need no reserve curencies, only a few trusted currencies.

Japanese researchers develop a prototype humandroid to replace human labourers
There's no doubt about it, scientidts are a creepy - weird, dangerously obsessive bunch of wankers. They would rather be machines than people. But to stop them feeling like emotionally crippled losers because of their machine - like behaviour, they want to replace all the rest of us with machines. Now I can understand why scientists want to develop sex robots ...

Is The UK Foolish To Leave The EU

This question, worded slightly differently, comes up innumerable times in comment or Q & A threads on websites. Here's a near pefect answer from a fellow warrior for liberty and opponent of Euronaziism,
Barney Lane: Is Brexit a foolish idea? Brexit means Britain is in the EU but is now leaving it. Which part is foolish, the being in part or the leaving part?

Leaked Documents Reveal Facebook's Biased, Convoluted Censorship Policies
Since the phrase 'fake news' entered the vernacular, Facebook has employed thousands of human moderators to identify what is and is not acceptable content to be posted on the censorious social media website, not to replace the 'Artificial Intelligence' automated moderation system but to make the judgements 'Artificial Intelligence' cannot

The Importance Of Freedom Of Speech and Information
Politically Correct attitudes try to dictate to us how we should behave towards each other with the emphasis on not saying anything likely to cause offence (sic),which seriously inhibits our right to express opinions. Well let’s be straight, what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger and hurt feelings never killed anybody.

Yellow Vests Don’t Take Christmas Vacations
For the seventh weekend in succession protestors in Yellow Vests (the Gilets Jaunes) have been out in the streets of Paris, making a public spectacle of their disillusionment with the elists government of President Emmanuel Macron. In spite of Chrstmas celebreations the yellow vests continued their bid to forece the resignation of Macron.

Security Expert: Sweden is “On the Way to Civil War”


International security consultant Olle Fjordgren has issued a stark warning that his native Sweden is “on the way to civil war” as a result of the problems caused by mass immigration, a soft justice system that often seems to blame victims of crime as much as the prepetrators, and inability to tackle lawlessness among immigrants in the country’s expanding “no go zones” where crime is rampant.

Sweden: Authorities cancel traditional Christmas concerts, promote Islamic events
Sweden’s, and perhaps the world’s largest outdoor Christmas concert “Oh Holy Night”, which traditionally airs on Christmas Eve each year, has been cancelled, SVT news reports. This is most likely part the Swedish governmenmt's policy of suppressing European traditions in order not to offend migrants, Muslim extremists, who steal, rape and murder in the knowledge that courts will be lenient because "asking immigrant to obey Swedish law is racist ...

Extremist Muslim Group Influence Government Report On IslamophobiaControversial Muslim activist group MEND, which has ben involved in promoting extremism as well as lobbying the government in support of further Islamification of british institutions, has “exerted decisive intellectual influence” in the government's first report from a think tank looking at Islamophobia in Britain, according to a research note.

Media’s hyping of Russia threat a ‘grotesque absurdity’ says veteran investigative reporter John Pilger
Investigative journalist John Pilger has called out the “grotesque absurdity” of those in the Western media who hype the so-called threats from Russia and China to Cold War levels, in an interview with RT’s Going Underground.

Rape Gang Found Guilty of Sexually Abusing Oxford School Girl
Following on from a previous report on this page, about an Oxford grooming gang that lured young girls to their "shag wagon", three men have been now been found guilty of historic sexual offences against an Oxford school girl who was groomed and raped from the age of 14.

UN Migration Pact: Which Governments Are Prepared To Sell Out Their People?
The United Nation’s Global Compact for migration since being discussed and adopted by leaders and opinion makers from around the world at the Marrakech conference in Morocco this month, it has had a very divisive effect around the world from both the public and their respective governments as wannabe global government The United Nations Organisation seeks to make migration a human right

“Britain’s political class could see a revolution like they’ve never seen before,” yellow vests UK warn
Yellow Vest movement hits UKThe Yellow Vest movement, which started in france and has spread to The Netherlands, Belgium, Austria and Spain is not on course to end anytime soon, with British activists taking to the streets of London last Friday. They donned the appropriate hi vis waistcoats and blocked traffic on Westminster Bridge, one of the main rover crossings in London, chanting pro-Brexit slogans.

Yellow Vests Week 5 And Bare Breasted Mariannes
After France’s Yellow Vests rebellion turned violent last week during the fourth week of protest against the government of Emmanuel Macron, this weekend’s protests (week 5) saw a further escalation in the protesters anger against the government, which they claim is for the rich and foreign nations rather than the people of France. Well as this news site has always said, that is what globalism is all about.

Bare-Breasted ‘Mariannes’ Confront Macron’s Riot Police Thugs As Yellow Vests Second French Revolution Gathers Momentum
After France’s rebellion of the Yellow Vests protest against the globalist, elitist government of Emmanuel Macronturned violent last week this weekend’s protests (week 5) saw a further escalation in the anger against the government, which they claim is for the rich and foreign nations rather than the people of France. Again vast number of police, around 70,000 according to unofficial reports, have been mobilized across France in an effort to suppress the protesters,

Bare-Breasted 'Mariannes' Confront Macron's Riot Police Thugs As Yellow Vests Second French Revolution Gathers Momentum
After France's rebellion of the Yellow Vests turned violent last week during the fourth wek of protest against the globalist, elitist govertnment of Emmanuel Macron, this weekend's protests (week 5) saw a futher escalation in the protesters anger against the government, which they claim is a government for the rich and for foreign nations rather than the people of France. Well as this news site has always said, that is what globalism is all about.

The Truth About Climate Change Is Not On The Cover Of The Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone was once a decent music magazine, in fact my title references a Dr. Hook song lyric which made the claim that you have ‘arrived’ when you get your picture on the cover of the Rolling Stone. Alas, like so much connected with music, entertainment and Hollywood, The Rolling Stone has disappeared up its own arse. Now, instead of sticking with what it is good at, Rolling Stone fancies itself as a left wing opinion maker ...

EU To Reduce Dependence On US Dollar As Sanctions Hit Trade With Iran
Plans to reduce European Union dependence on the US dollar have been rumoured for a while now, as China’s alternative to the Petrodollar continues to gain strength. The EU is not signing up to the move by Russia, China and the other BRICS bloc nations to replace the dollar but are thinking involvement with the emerging economies bid to break US economic hegemony will improve the 27 member Union’s ability to run an independent foreign policy ...

G20 Elitists Club Teetering On The Edge Of The Abyss
Ten years after The G20 first convened to bring together the leaders of world’s main powers and controllers of natural resources. The Group of 20 was doomed from the start. Russia and China were never going to agree to US economic hegemony, the European Union nations were never going to accept Saudi Arabian human rights abuses and some of the third world nations were never going to be happy with the liberal west's LGBT rights.

Mass Arrests In Paris As “Gilets Jaunes” Protests Go Into Third Week, Spread To Belgium
As the violent protests of the so?—?called Gilets Jaunes (Yellow vests,) which have spread to most major cities in France, with protestors angry at the policies of elitist president Emmanuel Macron, which they claim ignore the interests of the working and middle classes and favour the elites and the globalist corporations who support the move towards a federasl European superstate.

November 2018

UK Parliament Seizes Internal Facebook Documents
After Mark Zuckerberg has twice failed to respond to a summons to answer questions in front of a UK Parliamentary investigation into Facebook’s failure to protect users privacy, and hold accountable for the Cambridge Analytica data breach outrage, the U.K. Parliament has seized a cache of Facebook’s confidential documents

SJWs Infiltrate Google?—?Organise Rebellion Of The Humandroids
Thousands of Google employees staged walkouts in offices around the world earlier this month in protest at the company’s bias toward white males in its hiring policy and the alleged protection of senior employees accused of sexual harassment and assault.

Have Mainstream Media Seen Through Facebook And Google At Last Mainstream media has seen through Google and Facebook at last, it seems. For years print and broadcast news have heaped praise on digital media while tech corporations like Google and Facebook censored content and filtered their rivals pages out of search results.

The Full Orwell - UK Government Comes Over All Big Brother
In a stealthy, or to be more accurate, creepy move that bypasses the democratic process the British government, without debate in our elected assembly, without media coverage and without the authority of law, the UK Government has usurped to itself the power to take biometric data from all of us and store it in ...

The Dark Motives Behind The FUKUS axis Regime Change In Libya


At around that time, a coalition of western powers, France, The UK and The USA (the FUKUS axis,) had deposed the Libyan dictator Muammar Gadaffi and turned Libya from the most prosperous and socially advanced nation on the African continent to a chaotic failed state with three rival factions, the Islamists, tribal warlords and gangsters all claiming to be the legitimate government.

Nations Rebel Against The UN Migration Pact The UN's Global Compact for Migration sets out nonbinding guidelines for an integrated approach to international migration. DW looks at the agreement and at why some nations are vehemently against it. The compact is based on belief that the world needs to cooperate if massive migration flows are to be managed in a humane manner, while still taking account of the values of state sovereignty ...

Russian Gold Reserves Hit Putin-Era High, Buying Frenzy Accelerates
The move to dump the US dollar as the main reserve currency for international trade seems to be gatherinmg momenum in spite of US sanctions mania when smaller countries will not obey wasdhington's diktat.

Bloomberg's Yuliya Fedorinova and Olga Tanas report today that the Bank of Russia has more than doubled its monthly gold purchases, bringing the share of bullion in its international reserves to the highest of Putin’s 17 years in power, according to World Gold Council data.

Genetically Engineering The Apocalypse

Scientists tend to get carried away with enthusiasm fort theor latest idea, which they invariably claim will bring great benefits to humankind. The problem with such enthusiasm is, with their minds focused on prestigious awards, research grants and lucrative publishing deals, these rather immature people do not often think of the undesirable consequences of their creations.


October 2018

Top Cop Slams Politicised ‘Hate Crime’ Obsession, Demands Focus on Real Crime

One of the UK’s highest ranking police officers has attacked the government's policy of prioritising “hate crimes,” over serious crimes such as theft, vandalism, violence and fraud, calling for officers to be reassigned to investigate more burglaries and violent attacks by focusing on “core policing.”

gettyimages-898778760-640x480 Most British people agree police have lost control of the streets because of politically correct government policies

One of the UK’s highest ranking police officers has attacked the government's policy of prioritising “hate crimes,” over serious crimes such as theft, vandalism, violence and fraud, calling for officers to be reassigned to investigate more burglaries and violent attacks by focusing on “core policing.”

National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) Chair Sara Thornton CBE also said she did not want to see “misogyny” and offensive comments about women specified in law as hate crimes. One can only hope she feels the same about truthful criticisms of Islam, which glorifies misogyny, violence and rape.

Grooming Gangs: Police Ignored Mother's Pleas to Find Charlene Because She Was Working Class

Elites Losing The War On Cash? Sweden U-Turns On 'Cashless Society' Agenda
Sweden was leading the the War On Cash, the ruling elite had pushed the idea that a cashless society would protect citizens from crime and be more convenient. There was no mention that in a cashless society we would completely surrender control of our money to banks, and our privacy in financial matters to government security agencies...

Presentiment?—?Can Your Body Sense Future Events Without Any External Clue?

Recent work at the limits of scientific enquiry is looking at the phenomenon of presentiment (knowing stuff is going to happen before it happens) Research in this area is discovering our bodies may anticipate events below our level of normal consciousness. This is entirely consistent with the work already done in the physics associated field, Quantum Entanglements.

Lancashire Bans ‘Cruel' Halal Meat From Schools, But Some Councils ‘Kow-tow to Islam’ and Serve Halal
In a rare example of politicians putting British values first, Lancashire council voted to cease serving meat from animals that are not stunned before slaughter in schools. Although it signals a step in the right direction after a decade of leftists pushing officials towards favouring Islamic communities over Secular and Christian citizens, around one in 10 UK councils are still supplying sharia compliant halal meat to schools .

Scaremongering IPCC Pushes Climate Hysteria With Latest Doomsday Report
Those discredited jokers, gropers and fake scientists of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have surpassed themselves in the idiocy stakes in their latest report (Summary for Policy Makers linked below). It is just a rephrased version of the farrago of adjusted data, dubious science, wailing and gnashing of teeth and eco-fascistic edicts on how we shall all live our lives in the future.

Universal Basic Income Is Silicon Valley’s Latest Scam…The plan is no gift to the masses, but a tool for our further enslavement
A daft idea from socialist intellectual idiots that has quickly acquired sacred cow status among the mindless mobs that make up 'the left' is Universal Basic Income. Among the most prominent champions of UBI are a clutch of Silicon Valley billionaires, whose complete lack of ethical awareness and track record for exploiting low paid workers should make us wonder why we continue to support their shoddy products.

Censorship Comes To The Internet - Goodbye Free Speech
Censorship has always been a sore point in democratic societies, without the right to free speech democracy does not exist. So why have we for years now been willing to tolerate the efforts of Silicon Valley high tech corporations and their left - leaning (that's left as in Chairman Mao or Pol Pot,) been willing to tolerate this.

How Many Times Can Dr. Merkel-Who Regenerate Her Government
>This week the new series of Doctor Who launched amid much ballyhoo about The Doctor being played for the first time by a woman. While many pedantic Whooverans are appalled and complain that the lead role belongs to a man, in my opinion Jodie Whittaker (best known to date for Broadchurch,) the thirteenth Doctor Who, looks as if she may be the best Doctor since David Tennant.


Algorithms Are No Better At Telling The Future Than Tarot Cards Or A Crystal BallAccording to a new report “An increasing number of businesses are investing in advanced technologies that can help them forecast the future”. It’s true , almost every day we see supposedly intelligent people who believe that with things called ‘Data Science’, ‘Artificial Intelligence,’ and ‘Big Data’, machines can already be relied on to make better decisions than humans, and that soon computers will surpass us in actual intelligence.

E.U. Parliament Members Call for Facebook Audit, Competition Law Overhaul
Though not widely reported (well the proceedings were boring,) a number of parliamentary hearings in the European Parliament and the elected assemblies of member nations, have investigated Facebook’s user data breach scandal involving the data thieves Cambridge Analytica. European Union MEPs, including those from Britain have called for a full audit of the social media company and an overhaul of E.U. competition law.

Vaccine Damaged Child Compensated By US Special Vaccine Court. As they started their family, Mooresville residents Theresa and Lucas Black dutifully got their children immunized, never doubting their doctor’s word that vaccines are safe and necessary. But their faith in those promises was shaken in 2001, when their 3-month-old daughter, Angelica, developed life-threatening seizures and brain damage just three days after getting several vaccinations.

How Many More Lives Does Angela Merkel Have Left?
Germany was the most prosperous and stable democracy in Europe under Hausfrau - Volksfuhrer Merkel until she won her third term as Chanellor. That victory had the same effect as being declared divine once had on Roman Emperors. Merkel began to believe she could change the world by supporting schemes to unite Europe under a single government and flood the continent with third world migrants. And she believed she could succeed because Germans, the ignorant masses, would march in lockstep behind her.


Supreme Court Fiasco Shows The US Democratic Party Is No Friend Of Democracy
A look at the way efforts by the US Democratic Party to shaft Trump have backfired on them. Trump is no politician for sure, he's undiplomatic, confrontational, crude, economical with the truth when it suits him, and very direct in expressing his views (a change from the mealy mouthed equivocation favoured by most politicians, but whatever his failings, he's a smart operator and he's outwitting the Democrats every time.

How Can The 'Left' Talk Of Equality When They Don't Tolerate Diversity Of Opinion
One of the first things I learned at my Grandfather's knee was the importance of free speech and of exposure to different ides and shades of opinion. Grandad had been a member of the Labour party before World War One and had lived through the class wars early in the twentieth century. My Dad was a Labour man too, until as a newspaper reporter, he learned things about socialism that shocked him.

Brexit has terrified 'Brussels bubble' - German insider The EU elite "lost faith in their own appeal and abilities" following the Brexit referendum vote and the surge in support for nationalist parties. The knee jerk response of the Brussels bubble was to try (and fail) to punish Britain for defing Brussels in the same way as they had punished small nations like Greece, Portugal and Ireland, which in their perception was the only way to prevent the EU breaking apart.

How Russia plans to disentangle its economy from US dollar
The Russian Finance Ministry this week officially revealed a plan to end the country's dependence on the US dollar for foreign trade. Economic analysts are warning it will be a long process, but Russia and China, with support from Iran and a number of other oil rich countriies whose oil trade is restricted by US use of the petrodollar to manipulate makets, are several years along the road to economic independence alredy ... MORE in Currency Wars
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