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The Blue Pill.
From BIAD's post above:


Quote:"It’s a change that is inside as well as out. These changes are not superficial but deep inside me."...'

Three things could explain this:

1. The liberal mindset has damaged her thinking,

2. She is subconsciously remembering a good past life as a black person and wants it back,

3. She's lost her freakin' mind! 

I think it's #3. Who in the world would want to carry boobs around that big?!  Oh, the back pain!   tinybighuh
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The hidden reality is that many of those who celebrate no borders and diversity are the ones who are using the forced
racist-campaign to hide their own misdeeds. But one of their failings is they can't help stumbling in their rhetoric and the
media will usually give them a pass.

It isn't a straight-forward hatred to people of a particular minority, it's usually just a hidden ignorance borne of the class
they enjoy.

The recent Jussy Smollett's situation is one example, the 'white-male, red-neck lyncher with the MAGA hat' character is a
classic meme used by those who wish to divide a country. But occasionally, the faux-fawning of a particular minority does
slip out.

Quote:John Motson apologises for calling Millwall’s Tom Elliott ‘big, black and brave’

'John Motson has personally apologised to the Millwall striker Tom Elliott after describing him as “big, black and brave” on TalkSport.
The 73-year-old broadcaster, who came out of retirement last summer to join TalkSport after 50 years with the BBC, made his remarks
before Millwall’s FA Cup fifth-round win at AFC Wimbledon on Saturday.

TalkSport has said it has treated the incident “very seriously” and has removed the broadcast from its website.
Elliott is understood to have acknowledged the private apology from Motson and to be keen to draw a line under the matter...'
The Guardian:

See...? Mr. Motson's comment is merely descriptive and holds nothing negative, but the three words together imply the stereotypical
muscular 'Mandingo'-like black slave to those who perceive people of colour in that way. And to hide it, they used to accuse other
stereotypical characters of their inner-guilt.

The problem is that such pompous obtuse ass-holes are unwilling to sully themselves by interacting with the common person and
have -and still are, now performing their witch-hunt in the environment they also exist in.

The standard racist was -in the US, a white male with a southern-State accent, a baseball hat on his head and driving a pick-up truck.
They lived outside of a city and are deemed working-class, they may also own a ferocious dog, enjoy gun-ranges and drink beer.

But due to the bubble that the mainstream media and the politicians they serve -live in, an aloof perception of a racist must exist in the
same circles the accusers inhabit. Hence, a racist is currently a middle-class white male, probably working in an office or delivering goods
in the capital. They are brusque, usually ex-servicemen, enjoy going to a football game and tend to be strong-minded.

For the United Kingdom, we once had young white working-class males who struggle for employment. Skinheads with tattoos and
wore 'bovver-boots' to kick their particular prey. They cursed and spoke with a northern regional accent, went to soccer matches and
fought with each other.
Their fathers drank in the local pub or working-men's club and bitched about how their manual jobs have been taken by immigrants.
The same fathers of these dreamt-up haters were once coal-miners, steel-workers and lived in Council-rented houses.
Their wives watched like-minded television soap-operas and had poor parental skills.

Today, that stereotypical British racist has been promoted to almost the same standing as their American brethren.
The younger racists now discuss hate-filled views on the internet because their accusers believe a local tavern is too costly for them
to frequent. These imagined racists may have been to college, but they probably now work in servicing trades, shelf-stacking at a
Supermarket or other physical 'low-reasoning' employment.

And obviously, the females of the working class are rarely mentioned. Feminists wouldn't like that as they see the average
housewife as a 'quiet warrior' living under the oppressive thumb of her (white) partner. She endures -even if the relationship
is a two-female alliance because all women are slaves -except in a lesbian partnership, of course!

Propaganda for the little people... and many believe it.

Collective bullshit from a group of fairy-wealthy people who wish to display themselves as all-encompassing and happy to embrace
a concept they believe that the working-class are unable to appreciate, namely diversity.
The irony is that the US and the UK are already diverse, different races, beliefs and interests... but of course, not the right ones.

It has always been about cultural grading. Certain parties in the US want Mexicans to illegally enter the United States because they
want their vote. They will also enjoy having them work for low pay, do menial tasks and behave in the manner the upper-class believe
they will. Like the lower ranks that they are perceived as. A lawn doesn't cut itself, you know.
In Britain it's the same.

For evidence of the above, just look at your daily news outlet. What constitutes news today? (19th Feb 2019)

'Fashion designer Lagerfeld dead at 85'

With all respects to this person, who would this seriously concern?!
He lived in an affluent environment, wealthy and created expensive clothes. I've never met him -although I would like to think
he was a nice person and I'm only surprised a main news periodical hasn't produced an article about him being racist!
After all, he was male and he was white.

''Don't feed the monster!' The people who have stopped buying new clothes' 

A suggestion that the West purchases and wastes too many clothes. An article from the same country (UK) -that has
food-banks for struggling one-parent families and holds an average poverty level of around 25% that has remained
the same since 1994.

Of course, we'll omit the rhetoric of foreign lands of colour oppressing their citizens by forcing them to work long hours
for poor wages and bad working-conditions. That might reflect on Mr. Lagerfeld and his friends... yer' know, the rich.

'Scientist who warned early about climate change, popularized term 'global warming' dies at 87'

How does this headline impact the day-to-day work of a forklift driver? It doesn't, but it's an easy piece to knock out before
doing lunch. Mainstream Journalists would never dirty their hands in discovering what might be interesting to an average
reader or viewer... no, they make the news and woe betide anyone who argues with it. Just ask the many harassed political
commentators on YouTube!

There are other examples, but the reality is that success is deliberately being frowned upon by those who've succeeded.
It's an old trick. The rich lie to the poor, they keep them arguing between themselves and their eye off what is really going on.

The media are complicit in this social-control and foolishly believe they are part of the winning tribe, hence their gilded
headlines that promote those with high-standing to be more important than their customers.

(My own example of today's mainstream media's acumen of the real world:
'OMG...! Lady Montague-Carruthers Cracks A Nail Playing Tennis... Film At Eleven')!!
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On Thursday morning, my wife was busying herself making my son's lunch for work when to break up the monotony,
she switched on the TV to see another news article about the continuing strife of the ISIS fighter's wife who used to
live in Bethnal Green, London.

A ticker-tape wound its way along the bottom of the screen that announced that a fire in Bangladesh had killed
around seventy people, the same country that Britain had said Shamima Begum had a duel citizenship with.
The BBC reported that the blaze started in a residential area, but the Indian Express states it was a chemical
warehouse.

Odd...? Maybe, maybe not. But my better-half found it coincidental.

Empire actor -Jussie Smollett has been arrested for his fake lynching accusation and I was surprised to discover
the incident-that-wasn't-an-incident was taken at face value during the time that Senators Kamala Harris and Corey
Booker succeeded in getting the Senate to pass a federal anti-lynching law in the United States.

Coincidence...? Maybe, but what concerned me was that I'd seen other similar instances where tragedy and remedy
have gone hand-in-hand via politics and the media. I've ran down news articles that had no origin and would stand alone
as mindless acts of violence or single occurrences except for a story where some legislator was attempting to fix the
exact problem.

The expression 'False-Flag' is bandied around on the internet and many roll their eyes and think of conspiracy websites
full of neck-beards who can't get girlfriends, tapping away that they're onto 'The Man' and his NWO manoeuvring.
But sometimes, it certainly looks that way.

Outrage on social media has been the usual diet of most mainstream media networks, minor frivolous points of view that
-when viewed from a different angle, can fill up a column or two when a Journalist doesn't want to leave their desk.

But life-taking fires and career-ruining deceit for self-promotion in an oncoming election in the real world?
It makes you wonder if this 'Q'-character knows something we don't!
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Every news item these days is layered with a drama that -to those who take the Blue Pill, might seem full of despair
because in reality, it's not happening to them in this physical world, only in their heads.
As in the last posting, I indicated how the gentry-media determine what is atrocious and what is a 'man-bites-dog'
story for their customers, sugar after that dosage of spirit-destroying information.

It seems that most global news outlets perceive these readers and viewers as fairly wealthy folk who enjoy miserable,
emotive reports that demands such action as relating their heart-felt concerns via social media. Something that means
nothing and has no effect on the actual occurrence, but another indicator of how an audio device has become a tool to
visually display one's self-absorbed, faux-maturation.

I also understand that the established media have the luxury of walking away from such a life-changing situation, but I'd
like to think that many of those readers/viewers would also expect the same media -in fact, anyone who wishes to be
believed, to maintain a narrative of what is supposed to be really going on in any setting they report on.

Venezuela, a country that some would suggest screwed-up its economics through the adherence to a style of socialism,
is now struggling to sustain some-sort of reasonable level of society. The many articles of how Venezuela's reliance
on crude oil being their only major export has brought them to the brink of revolution and mass-starvation, shows that at
least, the world's media are watching.

'Nearly 90% of Venezuelans live in poverty, a rate exacerbated by failed economic policies and a plunge in global oil prices'
The Guardian:

'Over 60 percent of Venezuelans surveyed said that during the previous three months they had woken up hungry
because they did not have enough money to buy food. About a quarter of the population was eating two or less
meals a day, the study showed.

Last year, the three universities found that Venezuelans said they had lost an average of 8 kilograms during 2016.
This time, the study’s dozen investigators surveyed 6,168 Venezuelans between the ages of 20 and 65 across
the country of 30 million people.'
Reuters:

'Police in crisis-hit Venezuela believe animals stolen from a zoo were taken to be eaten amid chronic food shortages
in the South American country.'
Sky News:

So, with this awful situation in mind, what would you do...? What would... let's say, a person of wealth do to help the starving people
that are a majority in Maduro's South American country? The President is halting food convoys at Venezuela's borders, his forces
have fired upon the hungry civilians that crave assistance from their fellow planet-dwellers, so what would be first on your mind to
make sure the poverty-stricken public of Venezuela had something to eat that wasn't once a display-animal?


Quote:Can music save Venezuela? Richard Branson hopes so.

'On the Colombian border with Venezuela, a sense of giddy hope filled the air.
The streets were thronging with people. Bands played drums, as street vendors loudly sold water. A sea of Venezuelan flags and
faces old and young beamed with optimism.

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Hundreds of thousands of them descended on the bridge of hope - a place that conversely has seen very little of that realised.
This is where hundreds of tonnes of aid has sat in a warehouse -President Nicolas Maduro's government is unwilling to allow it across.
Now, the focus was on stage -a string of Latin American artists and the belief they could raise enough money and goodwill to change
the military's mind.

At the front of it all stood billionaire businessman Richard Branson, addressing a large group of journalists.
He had thrown together Venezuela Aid Live in just a few weeks -inspired, he told me, by a phone call with the opposite leader Juan
Guaido.

"We hope to draw attention to the situation in Venezuela... Babies are dying, old people are not being looked after and literally millions
have left the country to find jobs. We will see if the the soldiers do the right thing and let the aid in," Sir Richard said.

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You can't eat a T-shirt.

But those soldiers show no sign of losing their loyalty -whether through fear, respect or financial favours -they seem locked in.
Everywhere in Cucuta, there are whispers and rumours about what might happen at the weekend.
It's meant to be the deadline for critical supplies -America has flown in extra in advance.

Mr Guaido managed to sneak in, defying a travel ban and promising to get more than a million people to help him transfer the food
and medicine people so desperately need. But Mr Maduro views this as a US invasion and shows no sign of capitulating.

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Some more poverty-burdened people.

As night fell, we were told Mr Guaido would be part of the relief effort as dawn broke on Tienditas bridge, where trucks sit waiting to be
filled. It is a risk for him and I met plenty of others, willing to take their own. "I'll fight them to the death if I have to," one woman told me with
tears in her eyes.Another man defiantly exclaimed: "We'll show the world we're against this dictatorship."

But Mr Maduro could close the borders and his troops could easily take a firm hand on anyone willing to threaten the status quo.
This could be a crescendo, or just another chapter in false hope for those desperate for change.
But it's a moment so many are invested in and the world is watching...'
SOURCE:

Some say music is the food of love, but you can't eat it when you're starving.
Unless -of course, your level in the social order isn't defined as 'poverty', then you can kick back, do a selfie and listen to the tunes.

Oh well, turn another page.


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Here's great BIG blue pill for you.   smallnotamused

The DNC has stated it will not allow Fox News to cover The Democratic Primary Debates and offered on reason for their decision.

They won't tell you, so I will.

They don't want any network out there that would offer up anything but "kissing butt" reporting/questions for the DNC, that's why!

Go ahead, listen to the one-sided views of the debates, lap up all the lies, bathe/wallow in the Blue Pill Pond (swamp) until you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, and then when you find out they lied to you don't say we never told you so!



Quote:On Wednesday, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) announced that they will not allow Fox News to host a presidential primary debate because of Fox News’ “deep ties between the conservative network and President Trump’s inner circle.”

Seriously?

Tom Perez, the DNC Chairman, announced that Fox News wouldn’t be able to host a debate by saying, “Recent reporting in The New Yorker on the inappropriate relationship between President Trump, his administration and FOX News has led me to conclude that the network is not in a position to host a fair and neutral debate for our candidates.
Therefore, FOX News will not serve as a media partner for the 2020 Democratic primary debates.”

Even if this were true, Perez failed to mention why this would bar Fox News from holding a debate. Seems like a pretty weak excuse.

The real reason why the DNC won’t allow Fox to hold a debate is because they know Fox News will ask hard questions that the Democratic nominees would have a hard time answering.

Once again, we see the common trend where Democrats get asked the softball questions and Republicans get asked the difficult ones.

Check out what The Hill reported:
Quote:Fox News had been lobbying to get its own debate, and Perez had considered partnering with the conservative outlet.
In a statement, Fox News senior vice president and Managing Editor Bill Sammon said the network hoped the DNC would reconsider, citing the network’s journalists Chris Wallace, Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum, “all of whom embody the ultimate journalistic integrity and professionalism.”

“They’re the best debate team in the business and they offer candidates an important opportunity to make their case to the largest TV news audience in America, which includes many persuadable voters,” Sammon said in an emailed statement.

The Democrats have made it clear that they care more about punishing conservatives instead of doing the right thing.
If the Democrats want to win in 2020, they are going to need to pull some Republicans over the aisle. Considering Fox News has the highest ratings out of all the news networks, it’s interesting that the DNC wouldn’t want to tap into Fox News’ supply of viewers.

“I believe that a key pathway to victory is to continue to expand our electorate and reach all voters. That is why I have made it a priority to talk to a broad array of potential media partners, including FOX News,” the DNC chairman said.

Radical liberal, Brian Stelter who is known for dehumanizing President Trump and other conservatives, defended the DNC’s decision:






During the 2016 election primaries, Donald Trump along with all of the other Republican nominees, had many debates held by liberal news networks where they were forced to answer hard questions given by liberal commentators.

The RNC didn’t “punish” many of these news outlets even though it was obvious that they were in bed with Hillary Clinton.
Let’s not forget when Clinton was given the debate questions from CNN!

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(03-07-2019, 02:10 AM)Mystic Wanderer Wrote: Here's great BIG blue pill for you.   smallnotamused

The DNC has stated it will not allow Fox News to cover The Democratic Primary Debates and offered on reason for their decision.

They won't tell you, so I will.

They don't want any network out there that would offer up anything but "kissing butt" reporting/questions for the DNC, that's why!

Go ahead, listen to the one-sided views of the debates, lap up all the lies, bathe/wallow in the Blue Pill Pond (swamp) until you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, and then when you find out they lied to you don't say we never told you so!



Quote:On Wednesday, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) announced that they will not allow Fox News to host a presidential primary debate because of Fox News’ “deep ties between the conservative network and President Trump’s inner circle.”

Seriously?

Tom Perez, the DNC Chairman, announced that Fox News wouldn’t be able to host a debate by saying, “Recent reporting in The New Yorker on the inappropriate relationship between President Trump, his administration and FOX News has led me to conclude that the network is not in a position to host a fair and neutral debate for our candidates.
Therefore, FOX News will not serve as a media partner for the 2020 Democratic primary debates.”

Even if this were true, Perez failed to mention why this would bar Fox News from holding a debate. Seems like a pretty weak excuse.

The real reason why the DNC won’t allow Fox to hold a debate is because they know Fox News will ask hard questions that the Democratic nominees would have a hard time answering.

Once again, we see the common trend where Democrats get asked the softball questions and Republicans get asked the difficult ones.

Check out what The Hill reported:
Quote:Fox News had been lobbying to get its own debate, and Perez had considered partnering with the conservative outlet.
In a statement, Fox News senior vice president and Managing Editor Bill Sammon said the network hoped the DNC would reconsider, citing the network’s journalists Chris Wallace, Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum, “all of whom embody the ultimate journalistic integrity and professionalism.”

“They’re the best debate team in the business and they offer candidates an important opportunity to make their case to the largest TV news audience in America, which includes many persuadable voters,” Sammon said in an emailed statement.

The Democrats have made it clear that they care more about punishing conservatives instead of doing the right thing.
If the Democrats want to win in 2020, they are going to need to pull some Republicans over the aisle. Considering Fox News has the highest ratings out of all the news networks, it’s interesting that the DNC wouldn’t want to tap into Fox News’ supply of viewers.

“I believe that a key pathway to victory is to continue to expand our electorate and reach all voters. That is why I have made it a priority to talk to a broad array of potential media partners, including FOX News,” the DNC chairman said.

Radical liberal, Brian Stelter who is known for dehumanizing President Trump and other conservatives, defended the DNC’s decision:






During the 2016 election primaries, Donald Trump along with all of the other Republican nominees, had many debates held by liberal news networks where they were forced to answer hard questions given by liberal commentators.

The RNC didn’t “punish” many of these news outlets even though it was obvious that they were in bed with Hillary Clinton.
Let’s not forget when Clinton was given the debate questions from CNN!

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I guess they could not find someone at Fox who was a sure deal to leak the questions to the democratic presidential hopefuls before the debate ?
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(03-07-2019, 08:17 AM)727Sky Wrote: I guess they could not find someone at Fox who was a sure deal to leak the questions to the democratic
presidential hopefuls before the debate ?

It may be easier for Fox News just to hire Brian Stelter! He bangs-on about propaganda and has no problem
in assuring their dozens of devout viewers that his rhetoric is the correct way and shouldn't be seen as the same
biased narrative.

Armonica_Templar was right, you just can't trust any of 'em!
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Quote:Knife crime may be an emergency but no one can agree how to stop it.

'The surge in knife crime, described by senior police officers as a national emergency, has prompted
calls for troops to be deployed and fuelled a political row about government cuts.

Is knife crime at its highest level ever?
After 2007, when 48 children under the age of 19 were killed by blades in England and Wales, the annual
number of deaths subsided until 2014. Since then figures have risen again, with 39 deaths in 2017 and 37
last year.

So far in 2019, 11 teenagers have died from stabbings, six of them in London. Most of the killings have been
in big cities –in the capital, the West Midlands and Yorkshire.

Why is knife crime rising so fast?
Reasons for the increase are disputed.
Cuts to police numbers, reduced funding for youth clubs and services, higher secondary school exclusion rates
and the growth of county lines drug dealing operations have all been cited as contributory causes.

The number of police officers has fallen by more than 20,000 since 2009, though crime rates were higher back
then. Nick Davison, an assistant chief constable in Norfolk, has identified the concept of “ultra-violence”,
where younger recruits enhance their status within gangs by executing acts of increasingly outrageous savagery.

Is knife crime moving up the political agenda?
The home secretary, Sajid Javid, has chaired a meeting with chief constables at which they indicated they were
drawing up demands for £15m in emergency grants to help tackle the crisis.
Javid has previously pledged to do everything he can to provide police with the necessary resources.

The chancellor, Philip Hammond, has so far resisted calls for fresh money, arguing that police should redirect existing
resources into tackling knife crime. The Local Government Association says grants that fund the work of youth offending
teams have been halved from £145m in 2010/11 to £71.5m in 2018/19.

What can be done to prevent more deaths?
There have been calls for stronger stop and search powers to deter knife-carrying among youths, although many say this
could alienate black youths who have been disproportionately targeted by officers in the past.

The supermarket chain Asda said at the weekend it would stop selling single kitchen knives by April; they are the most
commonly stolen items, the store said.

The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has suggested that by following Glasgow’s example it could take 10 years to change
street culture among the next generation of children and persuade them that carrying knives is unacceptable...'
The Guardian:

Notice the one word that is missing in this entire article that will definitely have a bearing on knife-crime statistics...?

See how The Guardian -and to be fair, many other media outlets always suggest looking to an authoritative body to help
decrease this crime and yet, fail to see the irony in what they're pointing out.
The word that is missing is 'Parents'.

Instead of looking to bureaucratic bodies to stop the youngsters, it's time to hold the parents accountable.
Please don't tell me controlling your grown-up child is an issue, it isn't. I do understand if you're a single mother
and failed to infuse the right standards in your kid as he/she was growing up, but he/she's still your kid.

The Government isn't your father, no matter how many different facets of care it covers. It gives you a home
and gives you money for food and clothes. It tells you what you can and can't do and it constantly assures you
that you can't do without it.

Put the Twitter down and stop thinking about which coat to wear when you visit your child's grave.
Act like a boring, responsible parent to make sure the next generation won't need the Government teat to suck on
and will enhance their position, the task you failed to do for yourself.

Be the person your child needs and forget the stereotype-drama on social media. It's not important if your child
came about because you perceive social welfare as a way of life or maybe you made a mistake in a back-alley
with the guy who promised he loved you, the kid is here now and alive.
Read a book... both you and your issue, read a book.

But of course, taking such advice that would open a big can of nasty worms in the politically-correct arena of the
middle-class and those who write such bland articles -like above, will make them feel uneasy.
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Here's your latest dose of Blue Pill medicine. 

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Quote:CNN continues to lie to its views in the United States and around the world about what President Donald Trump said about the riots in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017.

As Breitbart News has explained repeatedly, and as CNN’s own coverage at the time showed, Trump used the phrase “very fine people” to describe non-violent protesters on either side of the debate over a Confederate statue — and specifically excluded the neo-Nazis, whom he “condemned totally.”

Yet for the past several weeks, CNN has reported that Trump was referring to neo-Nazis as “very fine people” in Charlottesville. CNN is now using the Charlottesville lie to implicate Trump in the terror attacks against two mosques in New Zealand on Friday.

On Friday evening, host Don Lemon played a deceptively edited video clip of President Trump’s press conference from Trump Tower on August 15, 2017.

Lemon introduced the clip by saying, “Nobody has forgotten — nobody has forgotten — what he said after that deadly white supremacist riot in Charlottesville.”

He then cut to a clip of Trump saying, “You also had people that were very fine people on both sides. You had people in that group — excuse me, excuse me. I saw the same pictures as you did.”

Lemon left out that Trump had made clear he was not talking about the neo-Nazis: “I’m not talking about the neo-Nazis and the white nationalists, because they should be condemned totally.” He also failed to explain that, as CNN itself reported at the time of the press conference, Trump was referring to people “that were there to protest the taking down, to them, of a very, very important statue and a renaming of a park from Robert E. Lee to another name.”

Trump also referred to the murder of Heather Heyer by a white supremacist as an act of terror — but Lemon left that out as well. Lemon also failed to inform his audience that Trump made a special statement about Charlottesville from the White House the day before, declaring: “Racism is evil, and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans.”

Several other hosts and guests on CNN repeated the Charlottesville lie on Friday evening and Saturday. It is a lie — something “nobody has forgotten” even though nobody actually witnessed it. Through repetition, and deceptive editing, CNN is determined to turn fake news into truth.


These people are sick and evil.   tinyok
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The White Man's Burden?


Quote:Study finds a race gap in air pollution —whites largely cause it; blacks and Hispanics breathe it.

'The air that Americans breathe isn't equal.

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Blacks and Hispanics disproportionately breathe air that's been polluted by non-Hispanic whites,
according to a study. This new research quantifies for the first time the racial gap between who
causes air pollution –and who breathes it. 

"Pollution is disproportionately caused by whites, but disproportionately inhaled by black and Hispanic
minorities," the study said. Poor air quality remains the largest environmental health risk in the United
States, the study warns. In fact, with 100,000 deaths per year, more Americans die from air pollution
than car crashes and murders combined.

“Even though minorities are contributing less to the overall problem of air pollution, they are affected by
it more,” said study co-author Jason Hill, an engineering professor at the University of Minnesota, who is
white. “Is it fair (that) I create more pollution and somebody else is disproportionately affected by it?” 

Hill said that while the air in the U.S. has gotten cleaner in the past decade, pollution inequity has remained
stubbornly high. "What is especially surprising is just how large pollution inequity is and has been for well
over a decade," Hill said.

Cruise ships: Air pollution on cruise ship decks rivals China

Children: 93 percent of world’s kids breathe toxic, polluted air each day

US-Mexico border: California takes new steps to combat air pollution

The type of pollution analyzed in the study is known as "PM 2.5" – tiny grains of "particulate matter" that are
especially dangerous to human health because they can get deep into our lungs.
Those particles, at 2.5 micrometers far smaller than the width of a human hair, are produced by car tailpipes,
power plant smokestacks and burning materials.

The study found that black and Hispanic Americans bear a "pollution burden:" Blacks are exposed to about
56 percent more pollution than is caused by their consumption. For Hispanics, it is slightly higher –63 percent.

However, non-Hispanic whites experience a "pollution advantage," meaning they breathe about 17 percent less
air pollution than whites cause.

The formula scientists used in their study is driven by disparities in the amount of goods and services that groups
consume and in the exposure to the resulting pollution. “On average, whites tend to consume more than minorities.
It’s because of wealth,” Hill said. 

For example, the scientists found that whites spend more money on pollution-intensive goods and services than do
blacks and Hispanics, which means they generate more pollution than the other groups do. “Someone had to make
the pen you bought at the store,” said study co-author Julian Marshall, an engineering professor at the University
of Washington.

“We wanted to look at where the pollution associated with making that pen is located. Is it close to where people live?
And who lives there?”

For this study, the category "non-Hispanic whites" also includes Asian-Americans and Native Americans.
This is based on the source that the researchers used: government data on personal expenditures from the U.S. Bureau
of Labor Statistics. 

Other experts agreed with the research: “These findings confirm what most grassroots environmental justice leaders
have known for decades, ‘whites are dumping their pollution on poor people and people of color,’” said Texas Southern
University public affairs professor Robert Bullard, who was not part of the research. Bullard, often called the father of
environmental justice, is African-American.

Researchers say their pollution inequity formula could be used on other types of environmental burdens.

"The approach we establish in this study could be extended to other pollutants, locations and groupings of people,"
Marshall said. "When it comes to determining who causes air pollution – and who breathes that pollution –this research
is just the beginning."

The study was published Monday in the peer-reviewed journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences...'
USA Today:

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The referendum regarding the United Kingdom is still being played-out as some form of class-warfare,
where those who deem themselves above others allow the mainstream media to portray them as selfish
and arrogant.

Regardless of the outcome -unlike the 1975 referendum on whether Great Britain should remain in the
Common Market, the binary result is not being taken lightly and those in the public eye are taking a stand
against the plebeians who took an opposing position.

From the general reports about 'Brexit' in the established Press, it seems that leaving the EU is an insane
idea and yet, the same news outlets fail to ask those voted to leave, why. By doing so and staying with the
pro-remain celebrities, the divisions in society continue and the true nature of that gulf becomes more obvious.

Once again, it's not religion and it's not skin-colour, it seems to be those who view themselves as 'non-deplorables'
.................................

The full real and neutral facts of the benefits for staying in the European Union or becoming a country using the World
Trade Organisation regulations -(which we already do), were not fully shown during the referendum and even now, are
cherry-picked for a preferred narrative in the same manner I have done within the brackets above.

But ask yourself these questions.
If leaving the EU is such a bad idea -as often demonstrated in the MSM, then why did the referendum result show that
the majority of those who chose to vote, voted to do so?

Could they all have been confused and instead of taking the natural 'safety route' -derived from knowing what they already
have, selected an unknown and possibly poorer situation?

If -as the same Press occasionally imply by interviewing a member of the public who was in favour of remaining, a large
quantity of 'Leavers' are elderly, then would they intentionally or even accidentally condemn their children and grandchildren
to a future of negative existence?
.................................

Still, it makes good headlines with the minimum of input and the maximum of outrage.


Quote:'I'd shoot her point blank': Former college lecturer behind cancel Brexit petition threatened to
shoot Theresa May 
as series of her shocking posts are unearthed.

*Woman behind petition to revoke Article 50 'made death threat' on Facebook
*Margaret Anne Georgiadou created a viral petition signed by millions of people
*But she reportedly made a Facebook comment saying she'd 'shoot' Theresa May

'The woman behind a three-million strong petition to revoke Article 50 reportedly made a Facebook comment in
which she threatened to shoot the Prime Minister.

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Former college lecturer Margaret Anne Georgiadou made a viral petition backed by a host of celebrities, MPs and
members of the public who want a second referendum. In Facebook posts unearthed by blogger Guido Fawkes, she
reportedly wrote online: 'If i got hold of her 'gun' I'd shoot her [Theresa May] point blank in the name of patriotism'.

The petition has also been backed by physicist Brian Cox, actress Jennifer Saunders, singer Annie Lennox, actors
Eddie Marsan and Andy Serkis and author AC Grayling. 

She told an LBC radio show this afternoon: 'The government ignored us, they didn't have any discussion with Remainers.
'With a referendum, this is what happens because it's not very democratic, it's majoritarian, the majority wins, it's ruled by 
he majority for the majority -sod the minority.
'Whereas true democracy includes everybody's opinion in society.' 

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With the highest sign-up rate on record, more than two million people had pledged their support by the time Mrs May fielded
questions in Brussels last night. Ms Georgiadou spoke on LBC radio this afternoon, saying how she fed the petition by
approaching 'notable' celebrities on Twitter for endorsements. 

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The petition on the Parliament website quickly gained support in the wake of the PM's speech on Wednesday night and
Revoke Article 50 started to trend on Twitter. After signing the petition, Hugh Grant shared a link online and wrote: 'I've signed.
And it looks like every sane person in the country is signing too. National emergency. Revoke Article 50 and remain in the EU.'  

Professor Cox said: 'I've signed this petition to revoke A50 and deal with the consequences afterwards -referendum, election,
whatever. 'I have no idea whether these things do any good but after May's astonishingly irresponsible speech this evening I'll
give anything a go.'

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The petition's support was concentrated in London and constituencies around Cambridge, Brighton, Bristol, Oxford and Edinburgh.
In the 2016 referendum, these six cities were also in favour of Remain.

The petition reads: 'The Government repeatedly claims exiting the EU is 'the will of the people'. 
'We need to put a stop to this claim by proving the strength of public support now, for remaining in the EU.'

Commons Leader Andrea Leadsom dismissed the petition, pointing out it was not on the same scale as the referendum. 
'Should it reach 17.4million, I am sure there will be a very clear case for taking action,' she said. 

During her Downing Street statement, Mrs May controversially blamed MPs for failing to stick to the result of the 2016 vote and
told the public: 'I am on your side.' The Petitions Committee said nearly 2,000 signatures were being completed every minute
over yesterday lunchtime, crashing the website because of the unprecedented hit-rate.
It quickly passed the 100,000-signature threshold needed for it to be debated in Parliament.

Anyone can fill it in, prompting fears that bots or foreign agents seeking to interfere could have contributed to the total number of backers.
But people signing petitions on the Parliament website were asked to tick a box saying they are a British citizen or UK resident and to
confirm their name, email address, and postcode to sign. 

Data from the petitions website yesterday afternoon suggested more than 960,000 signatures were from people who said they were
from the UK, nearly 9,000 from France, nearly 5,000 from Spain and nearly 4,000 from Germany, among others.
Yesterday, EU leaders said Brexit could be delayed from March 29 to May 22 - but only on the condition that MPs vote for Mrs May's
deal next week.

If it is rejected in the third 'meaningful vote' then the UK would have until April 12 to tell the European Council a way forward.
An extension could continue for several more months if Britain agreed to vote in May's European Parliament elections. 
In January MPs debated whether the UK should leave the EU without a deal after a petition calling for it got 371,673 signatures.
MPs have been sharing the petition to revoke Article 50 on social media, including Lib Dem Brexit spokesman Tom Brake.

Pro-Brexit Tory MP Nadine Dorries suggested it was 'likely' that foreign governments or bots had intervened in the petition to
revoke Article 50. 'I don't think you can trust the authenticity of any petition or social media response any longer as the issues
regarding bots and rouge internet sabotage is now an everyday occurrence,' she said.

But the Commons spokesman added that signature patterns are investigated to check for fraudulent activity and suspect
signatures are removed, including those that are 'clearly bots'.
He said: 'Anyone who is a UK resident or a British citizen can sign a petition. This includes British citizens living overseas.' 

In December last year the European Court of Justice ruled that the UK can unilaterally revoke Article 50 of the Treaty of the European
Union and cancel the Brexit process...'
MailOnline:

LOST: A small and important animal last seen not long after Donald Trump decided to run for office.
Willing to encompass all views and acknowledge them as balanced.
Answers to the name 'Sanity'.


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(03-23-2019, 02:43 PM)Mystic Wanderer Wrote: This picture about says it all, right?   smallnotamused 

That's about it and it's causing...

Quote:'...Hundreds of thousands of people have marched in central London calling for another

EU referendum, as MPs search for a way out of the Brexit impasse.

Organisers of the "Put It To The People" campaign say more than a million people have
joined the march before rallying in front of Parliament.
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Sisters Calypso and Sophie Latham, from London, Lee and Richard, from Gloucestershire.

PM Theresa May is coming under pressure to quit after saying she might not put her Brexit
deal to a third vote by MPs. She wrote to all MPs on Friday saying she will ditch plans to put
the deal to another so-called meaningful vote if not enough MPs support it...'

And in the name of fair-play, although stifled by the BBC's reporting of the day...


Quote:'...The march comes as the pro-Brexit March to Leave, which started in Sunderland a week ago,
continues towards London.

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Former Ukip leader Nigel Farage re-joined the March to Leave in Linby, near Nottingham, on Saturday
morning telling around 200 Brexit supporters that Mrs May had reduced the nation "to a state of humiliation".

Speaking from the top of an open-top bus, Mr Farage said those gathering for the People's Vote march in
London were not the majority, before leading the marchers through the village...'
BBC:

With such favourable optics, one has to wonder how the 2016 referendum came to the conclusion of leaving?
tinywondering

(By the way, nice touch with the 'leading them through the village' comment!


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On the day that the United Kingdom were supposed to leave the European Union, the 17,410,742 voters who wished to go
also visited the Houses of Parliament to protest on a weak Government.

Of course, the biased and aloof media of London assumed the thousands that arrived were the people they imagine...
namely unwashed Klan members from the wilds of the north.

What seizes my nads is that when one of the elite Journalists makes a debatable comment, they apologise and move on.
When anyone on social media say anything allegedly 'offensive', they're gagged or expelled.

Quote:Channel 4 apologises for Jon Snow's 'white people' remark.

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'Channel 4 News has apologised after its presenter Jon Snow said he had “never seen so many white people in one place”,
referring to the pro-Brexit protesters who flooded the centre of London on Friday.

The 71-year-old frontman was broadcasting live from outside the Houses of Parliament when he made the unscripted
remarks while wrapping up the programme.

Snow said: “It’s been the most extraordinary day. A day which has seen … I have never seen so many white people in one
place, it’s an extraordinary story. There are people everywhere, there are crowds everywhere.”
The remarks drew criticism online from some viewers who described Snow’s comments as unnecessary.

In a statement, Channel 4 said: “This was an unscripted observation at the very end of a long week of fast-moving Brexit
developments.
“Jon has covered major events such as this over a long career and this was a spontaneous comment reflecting his
observation that in a London demonstration of that size, ethnic minorities seemed to be significantly under-represented.
We regret any offence caused by his comment.”

The broadcasting regulator Ofcom said that it would not know until Monday how many complaints had been made about
the incident. A spokesman said: “We will assess any complaints we do receive before deciding whether or not to
investigate.”...'
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The awkward realities of what today's Journalism is really all about continues as the imaginative articles regarding
a person being elected to the highest office in the most powerful country in the world panned-out to be nothing more
than a poorly-scripted movie plot.

Ignoring the insults that indicated the security agencies of the US -and other nations around the world, were woefully
inept to investigate a person wishing to be President, the American-based establishment media aggressively cultivated
the deliberate lie and in doing so, offered the idea that Russia had placed -with the assistance of a ignorant electorate,
a 'puppet' into a position where Vladimir Putin could steer the United States.

Robert Mueller's long and costly investigation found nothing except corrupt people who did corrupt things that had nothing
to do with a 'Russian-collusion'. The exciting spy-novel scheme involving Donald Trump was proved to be false and left
those who had propagated it in a sour situation... did the media willfully deceive their customers and are there officials still
in Government who purposely fed the inaccurate information to the Press?

The answer to that question is complicated due to the Class-system we live in. Whether we like it or not, there are people
in the public-eye, positions of power and of above-average wealth, who deem themselves wiser and possibly 'better' than
those they share this world with. It could be suggested that we all do it in some form, a natural act derived from a tribal
consciousness and a need to feel confident in an ever-changing environment.

But many around the world had come to believe that regardless of breeding, social standing or accumulation of wealth,
the men and women of the news-trade would always deliver impartial information in the understanding that trust was the
paramount goal and the idea of a red-pill/blue-pill locus was simply a title to validate a certain perspective.
Trust or mistrust.

It's been suggested that all news has evolved into a form of entertainment, slight glances at reality and wishful-thinking
blended into a recipe that holds two options in its mixing. A news-piece can either bring good feelings to the receiver
or provoke outrage that either way, could demand the recipient to buy the newspaper tomorrow or remain at the television
screen for further updates.

Ratings ensure payment to media companies from advertising products and so to have an audience eagerly awaiting the
latest from a savoury situation is a must and sadly, that's where the line between integrity and show-business blurs.

It's gone on for years and the only surprise is a large part of todays generation has just woken up to it. For most not involved
in the media business, that's where the story ends. They either continue to accept what the mainstream media offer or turn to
alternative ways of acquiring current happenings around the world.
But for the established Press, it's a worry.

Just as Eddie Murphy's character said in 'Trading Places' "Once you have a man with no legs, you never go back, baby...",
when it comes to customers realising that the trade of Journalism has been compromised in the name of preferred politics,
some do not come back. What is worse, they go somewhere else.

This isn't an ethical issue -regardless what a well-spoken person on the television or computer screen will tell you, it's about
money. Isn't it strange that you'd easily tell the truth for free, but to lie, there has to be something in it for you?!

It's true that a conduct does reside in the standard-recognised skill of Journalism, but when ' Seek Truth and Report It, Balanced
Reporting and Self-Accountability' are applied next to the multitude of articles about the Mueller investigation and Donald Trump,
it's obvious that such noble qualities were grievously ignored.

Now self-styled Journalists on the internet are taking-up the baton that those who were entrusted to report on the 2016 US election
and following bacchanal failed to show even-handedly, but will they adhere to the disciplines expected by the disenchanted minions
of the established Press?

We can only cross our fingers and hope.
...........................................................

Here's a palate cleanser from the heavy stuff above, although what will be seen certainly won't make you feel better.
It's another example of how those in the mainstream media have become lazy in their arrogance and in doing so, are killing a great
occupation that a public once loved. It holds the bonus of irony too!

The BBC Breakfast team offered a light piece about a family in Norwich (UK) purchasing a new house and discovering its construction
is allegedly below par. Not exactly vital information to the people waking-up to the account of Justin and Tracy Revell finding structural
faults in their new home -you may say, but it is Saturday and a time of the week when 'family-friendly' stories can be used to fill a column
or a couple of minutes before displaying the weather.
It's falls under the heading 'Man-Bites-Dog' story.

Saturday 6th April 2019 and an article appears on the BBC's Television News channel to go along with the same account on their website.
As I indicated above, weekends in the media-world become casual and generic articles, non-time-sensitive accounts and opinion pieces
are used to imply the ever-vigilant customer can tarry a while, rest from intake of the assumed much-needed fodder of the work days.

Here it is.

Quote:Growing complaints about new-build houses.
By Rebecca Wearn
Business reporter, BBC News
5 April 2019

'When Justin Revell bought his brand-new house near Norwich, he thought it was the dream home.
"I think currently it's actually taken over my life," he says.

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He shows us around, pointing out what he calls the "endless list" of problems he's encountered since October 2016
when he moved in. "You find one problem and that escalates into another problem - it's like opening a can of worms."

From substandard ceilings to badly-fitted fire-doors, missing insulation and condensation issues. Both his kitchen and
a bathroom have had to be ripped out and replaced. He and his wife have moved out twice while repairs were done.
It has been dealing with builder Taylor Wimpey, as well as the issues themselves, that have taken its toll.

No coincidence?
"They make it deliberately difficult to contact them, they don't respond to you, they'll tell you something is fixed when
it isn't." Mr Revell says. "A lot of people don't have the time or the knowledge to take the builders on."
He's joined forces with his neighbour Lyn Whiteman to help manage the problem.

"It's not a coincidence that two houses two doors down from each other with identical problems," she says. "This is not
isolated to this particular property or this estate - it's got to be national."
Taylor Wimpey says it apologises for the issues experienced by Mr Revell and Ms Whiteman and for the inconvenience caused.
But could the two be right about a broader problem?

The Homeowners Alliance says they have seen an increase in the number of people approaching them for help over the last
two years because of serious defects with their new-build homes. Research from the organisation, which represents the interests
of homeowners to the house building industry, suggest that only two-thirds of new homeowners are happy with the way their
builder resolved any defects with their home.

And even the developers themselves acknowledge the problem.
The Home Builders Federation own satisfaction surveys show a rise in the number of customers reporting snags - from 93% in
2015 to 99% in 2018. That data comes just weeks after the government said they were considering removing Persimmon from
the Help To Buy scheme after increasing concerns over the quality of its building work...'
BBC:

There's more in the link provided and like I said, the issues of these homeowners may not seem relevant in the form of timing, the
houses are supposedly below standard and would've been yesterday or even last week. This isn't a 'time-sensitive' story.

But look at this...

Quote:Families have to move out of new Costessey homes TWICE as street hit by building problems.
PUBLISHED: 08:03 16 May 2018 | UPDATED: 08:15 17 May 2018

'The four and five-bedroom homes at Queen’s Hills in Costessey, costing £300,000 each, lack insulation and breach fire and building
regulations as well as National House Building Council (NHBC) guidelines.
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It is the latest in a string of problems uncovered with new-build homes.
Last year a survey by YouGov for housing charity Shelter found 51pc of new build homeowners experienced serious problems....

'...One of the owners, Justin Revell, found 300 problems in his home, after moving in with wife Tracy in October 2016...'
Evening News:
(More in the link)

The original article was aired almost a year ago and in the BBC's televised and website reports, it isn't acknowledged that it's old
news! Time-sensitive is one thing, but a year?!

I understand the reality is the report is merely a vehicle to indicate standards in the house-building business has supposedly declined,
but when debating standards of any business, it could be suggested that the accuser should make sure their own criterion cannot be
disputed!

Journalism is in its death-throes right now and this is just another example of how it came to being in such a state.
Will social media behave with the same hypocrisy...? Keep those fingers crossed.


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Quote:Jon Snow: Ofcom* investigates 'white people' remark at Brexit rally.

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'Channel 4 News presenter Jon Snow is being investigated by Ofcom after he said he had "never seen so many
white people in one place" at a Brexit rally.

The broadcasting watchdog received 2,644 complaints about his comments on 29 March.

Mr Snow was signing off from the evening bulletin when he made the unscripted remark.
Ofcom will also investigate Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage for his response to Mr Snow.
Mr Snow's remarks came as the news bulletin showed protesters in Westminster on the day the UK was due to leave
the EU.

He said: "It's been the most extraordinary day. A day which has seen... I have never seen so many white people in one
place, it's an extraordinary story."

Channel 4 said it was a "spontaneous comment" noting that ethnic minorities were under-represented for a London
demonstration of this size, and said the channel regretted any offence caused. In an exchange on LBC radio two days
after the protest, Mr Farage was asked to condemn people who attacked journalists and police.

He said: "Well, I think Jon Snow should be attacked without doubt, but that's a slightly separate issue."
Asked to explain, Mr Farage said: "Because of his terrible condescending bias, but that's a separate issue".
He said later in the same programme that he only meant a verbal attack, not a physical one but the remarks prompted five
complaints to Ofcom.

An Ofcom spokeswoman said of both incidents: "We're investigating whether comments made by the presenters on these
programmes broke our rules on offensive content."...'
BBC:

*Ofcom is the Communications Regulator in the UK.

What the ageing television Presenter meant was he'd never seen so many working-class people, imagined-racists and
people with nationalist pride. To Mr. Snow, this means ignorant brutes who beat those around them who have a different
skin-colour and hold a different opinion regarding leaving the EU.

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Okay, we know that the mainstream media are floundering for outrage news now that the Mueller probe came to
discover that the Hollywood-scripted episodes of Donald Trump took over the US with help from the Russians was
actually something akin to a steaming pile of crap.

Since then, the public are turning away from from established news outlets and instead of re-setting their values,
what remains of the Fourth Estate are scrambling around looking for minority-hurt stories in hope of reviving the
agenda ordered down from their Publishers.

And that's the problem here. it's not that evil people walk the halls of global media with intent of subverting their
customers, it's because of a mindset that's been nurtured for a couple of generations. You see, many of us became
disciples of hope.

Hope is an emotional desire that commonly stems from a negative position. To hope is to dream, imagine something
that is different from a current position. To hope is personal and if one fails to bring that goal to fruition, then hope can
make failure feel better by blaming external forces for the defeat.

It also has the added bonus of when one becomes a lover of hope, the wished-for goal cannot be truly reached due
to the realisation that the feelings of being in a communal sadness and enjoying the affinity of that group, will end and
the goal would have to implemented.
This means the possibility of failing to maintain that intention and showing that you could've been simply wrong all along.

But this is due to having a binary mentality that the young use in their development. Many things can be both right and
wrong at the same time and in the adult world of nuance-based compromise, a fair and balanced system can be achieved.

When such a focus in used to solve a problem or enhance a situation, the individual is lost in a team-ethic that demands
that the objective is paramount and not the people involved. Hence the feelings of self-importance are dowsed and only
the achievement is normally celebrated.

Politicians know that this impatient indignation of youth can be utilised to promote their standing. Initially, the destination
isn't as important in political circles as the method used to get there. Look at the ideals that have been called for in the
last thirty-or-so years, upward standards to improve the world and put the human-race in a better place.

In reality, nothing as really changed. We're still polluting the world, we're still consuming everything we can get our hands
on and we're still killing each other. Hoping for a better tomorrow brings nothing to the table, only the steadfast confidence
and willpower does that.

When one shows leadership, failure and success go hand-in-hand and hold as much worth. The true goal is to take on
the obstacles and defeat them, Taggart was correct in 'Galaxy Quest'...Never Give Up, Never Surrender!
Or do we just sit and do nothing except hope....? Hope that someone else will make the bad things go away and the
Morlocks scuttle-off underground.

Hope does spring eternal, but it's healthier when it's wearing a pair of steel-capped boots and carries a f*ckin' big stick!
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Quote:Notre-Dame: Police say 'short circuit' most likely cause of devastating blaze.

'Investigators believe an electrical short circuit was the most likely cause of the Notre-Dame fire,
it has been revealed...'

Ooooh, bad luck Paris. If only the assessors and professionals involved in restoring historical and priceless
buildings had realised that leaving electrical equipment with a live current running through them -and in a
flammable environment, were a possible hazard when left unattended overnight.

We should invent people who think on that level.

Quote:'...The fire on Monday tore through the Parisian landmark, destroying much of the cathedral's interior
and causing the spire to come crashing down. A police official has said investigators still do not have
the go-ahead to work in the cathedral for safety reasons, adding that the monument is currently being
reinforced with wooden planks to support some parts of the structure.

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The fire service have warned that the building remains fragile and extremely dangerous for people to work in.
Police have also closed off a large part of the island which the cathedral sits on, citing "important risks" of
collapse and falling objects...'

Yes, safety first. But wait, who's doing this reinforcing...? It's extremely dangerous to work in such a fragile
structure and if this article isn't just to use-up the remaining images taken after the fire, I would think that such
serious instruction of the Police -related via this adept journalism, would be taken into consideration.

After all, fires can be 'apocalyptic' as the Guardian pointed out with Saddleworth Moor incident and no amount
of bravery can replace a loved-one dying because of a crumbling structure.
Unless the situation at Notre-Dame isn't the media-presented scenario and is just a column-filler?

Quote:'...President Emmanuel Macron held a ceremony at the Elysee Palace to thank the firefighters who saved the
building from total collapse. Revealing that the firefighters will receive a medal for their "courage and devotion",
Mr Macron said: "We've seen before our eyes the right things perfectly organised in a few moments, with
responsibility, courage, solidarity and a meticulous organisation...'

Did Mrs. Merkel lift him up to shake hands with the firefighters? With all those real men about, I wonder how
Angela's brave-little-soldier dealt with being the smallest male in the room?!

You know -and it's just a suggestion. Maybe if the these same responsible and well-organised firefighters had
been involved in advising on how standards of restoration should be conducted within wooden cherished structures,
then this terrible damage may have been averted.

We should invent people who think on that level.

Quote:'..."The worst has been avoided."
It was previously thought that the fire was a result of the renovation work going on, though investigators confirmed
that no one was on site as the fire broke out...'

An important question is whether the person who fills out the insurance-claim document will keep a straight-face
when they write in the Possible Cause section: 'Act Of God'... because it's either that or blame the restorers who stem
from an environment where someone else switches off the string of bulbs when they finish or unplug the kettle after
they've discussed ninth-century history.

Maybe the plebs will -once again, take the brunt of the denunciations... and I mean the unskilled workers, not any
immigrants or radical-religious folk that enjoy France's liberal culture.
tinywondering

Quote:'...It is believed that the fire was started accidentally and investigators are questioning cathedral staff and construction
workers. Around 40 people have been spoken to so far. Firefighters say Notre-Dame came within 15 to 30 minutes of
total destruction.

Hundreds of millions of euros has been pledged by businessmen and philanthropists to rebuild Notre Dame.
President Macron vowed to restore the cathedral within five years, however experts say it could take up to 15 years...'
SOURCE:

It's nice when wealthy folk can put their money to something worthwhile, just as it's nice to hear a leader of a country
talk absolute drivel.
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Now that the great saga of Vlad Trump has finally fizzled out and the multitude of desk-bound Journalists struggle
to come up with something that doesn't interrupt their morning Mochaccinos, one of their desperate ways is to just
rehash old articles and sprinkle a little 'feels' into it.


Quote:Home Office investigated over student visa cheat claims.

'The government is being investigated over its decision to cancel 36,000 student visas due to accusations of cheating
on English language tests. The Home Office has also deported more than 1,000 people after its own probe into exam
fraud began in 2014...'

This is about brown-skinned people, so read it. This isn't an old story used to promote a BBC middle-class, mid-morning
debate programme on their sister-channel that lives and breathes victim-hood, it's about holding white men officialdom
to account. The ones who fund their broadcasting outfit.
So there.

Quote:'...As a result, the Home Office ordered the US firm providing the exams, Educational Testing Service (ETS), to check
more than 58,000 tests taken between 2011 and 2014.
It said voice-recognition software suggested that proxy test-takers were used in more than 30,000 cases...'

A five year-old story needs a modern-day bump, so...

Quote:'...Fatema Chowdhury came to the UK from Bangladesh in 2010 and finished her law degree in 2014 at the University of
London. Speaking on Friday's Victoria Derbyshire programme, she said was at one stage detained for a week after being
accused of cheating. She denies the accusation.

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Ms Chowdury has not been told to leave the UK, but while she remains in the country she is prevented from working and
cannot use the NHS for free. "During my delivery last year they charged me £14,000 just to have a baby," she said...'
BBC:

It's a damned-shame, a British citizen gets a baby for free.
tinyhuh
Anyway, the piece goes on to imply the 'evil Guv'ment' are just picking on brown-skinned people and Ms. Chowdhury was
lucky enough to obtain an interview on this show. Oh... and she cried too.

This virtue-signalling article does show its true colours though, there's a link on the page where the BBC programme
'Panorama' investigate this alleged problem back in 2014. Here's the link. LINK.

The BBC discovering this scam and then five years later waving the flag for those accused of it...?
One has to wonder when the BBC's Diversity Department opened.

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Sky News did try the same trick, but kept with the Russian-Trump-collusion narrative by posting an article on a spy.
Well... that's if a spy is now someone who likes to live in South Dakota with politically-involved boyfriend and influence
the 2016 election by doing pro-gun speeches to promote the right to bear arms in Russia.


Quote:Maria Butina: Russian spy jailed after trying to infiltrate National Rifle Association.

Kremlin agent Maria Butina also admitted trying to influence Republicans and other US conservative activists.

'Russian spy Maria Butina has been jailed in the US after admitting she tried to infiltrate the National Rifle Association (NRA).
The 30-year-old, who also pleaded guilty to trying to influence Republican politicians and relaying intelligence back to a
government official in her homeland, received an 18-month sentence.

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It includes the nine months the pro-gun activist has already served since her arrest in July last year, having managed to enter
the US on a student visa. The US Justice Department said her work as a Kremlin operative took place from "as early as 2015
and continuing through at least February 2017".
But her lawyer originally claimed she was merely a student who was interested in relations between the US and Russia...'

'Managed'...? She and her boyfriend opened a-now dissolved business in South Dakota called 'Bridges LLC' and 
visited DC, Trump election rallies -posing as a Journalist. Managed indicates she struggled to get to the US and
start her enterprise!!

Quote:'...Butina later pleaded guilty as part of a deal after she indicated her willingness to cooperate with prosecutors.
She will be deported back to Russia at the end of her sentence...'

If anyone reading this thinks Maria Butina is anything to do with the Mueller investigation, you'd be wrong.
Heavy.com report:

Quote:"Her attorney said Butina has been willing to cooperate with Special Counsel Robert Mueller in his investigation
into Russian meddling in the election, but said she has not received any interest from his office.
Mueller is not mentioned in the charges or press release. Butina’s attorney also said she testified before the U.S.
Senate Select Committee on Intelligence..."

She's collateral damage -as such, in a bitter in-house D.C. political squabble. The NRA are the Nazis in the pantomime
and any group like Right To Bear Arms group that Butina founded in 2012, will be painted in the same way.
But don't get me wrong, she's no angel.

Back to the dated Sky article.

Quote:'...Judge Tanya Chutkan said the sentence reflected the seriousness of the offence and would deter others from committing
similar crimes. Butina said she was "ashamed and embarrassed" by what she had done.

The former American University graduate told the court she was "deeply sorry" for her actions, adding: "I have three degrees,
but now I am a convicted felon with no job, no money."...'
SKY News:

Well she managed to create several furniture retail stores back in Altai Krai, an out-of-the-way region of Russia that borders
Khazakhstan, she can do it again. Maybe ask Paul Erickson for a hand-out...? He's bound to be in the money game after being
a lawyer and a campaigner for Romney and Pat Buchanan.

There's more in the link, but it's another example of what the D.C. swamp is really all about.

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Old news twisted on its head and given as new. Damned that social-media-thingy.
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I suppose that if you shovel shit for long enough, you become to believe everyone wears wellington boots and owns a shovel.
With mainstream media dying, it would be nice to believe that those who read auto-cues and write click-bait articles for a living,
know in their hearts that their trade has failed and now they're just bucketing the water out of the sinking boat of true journalism.

But it seems that their need to maintain their station of class is so crucial to their original task of informing the public of relevant
information, the actual information has been transformed to cater for the MSM's place in the social order.

Is it newsworthy to report a homeless person overdosed on spice in a country lane and died?
Would it warrant a one-minute piece on a televised news-outlet of Brenda's enjoyment of mowing the overgrown garden of a
disabled neighbour?

Or does the dwindling audiences of the mainstream media prefer to know and understand the trials and tribulations of those
who obtain -a difference from seeking, a healthy and affluent lifestyle in the industry of story-telling and illusion?
A pattern in the form of for-or-against would surely offer the answer.

The world of journalism has jumped the shark, wandered into the false realms of entertainment and now it seems, they can't
find their way out. If a brain surgeon cannot tell you the name of the main foe in Avergers Endgame and the lawn-cutting Brenda
can, which one is more relevant than the other?
In the kingdom of journalism, it seems it all comes down to the same old function of pushing a preferred narrative in an known
environment, that of entertainment.

Quote:Cannes Film Festival fires opening warning to ‘ignorant’ world leaders.

'The Cannes Film Festival has got off to a hard-hitting start with its jury president accusing world leaders of ruling with "rage
and anger and lies". Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu said prevailing rhetoric around immigration -including the
notion of a US-Mexico border wall -could lead to another world war...'

Movies are lies, directing actors to perform for the public is pretence. The characters in the movies aren't real -even if the film
is about someone who really existed. It's all just fantasy for a public to pay and hopefully enjoy.
Mr. Iñárritu's opinion is as valid as anyone else, but it seems it only gets an airing in the media due to his job in entertainment.
Brenda's view gets left in the grass-clippings.

Quote:'..."The problem is what is happening is ignorance," he added. He spoke ahead of the opening premiere of Jim Jarmusch's
The Dead Don't Die.

"I'm absolutely against what is happening all around and expect there will be something that will stop this dangerous thing that
can return to us to 1939. We know how this story ends if we keep with that rhetoric," said the Birdman, Babel and Revenant
director.

Referring to climate change he said: "The world is melting and these guys are basically ruling with rage and anger and lies and
they are basically writing fiction and making people believe those are real thing and facts."...'

How did Mr. Iñárritu and his fellow-movie folk get to Cannes...? It's not the usual 'Gotcha' moment I 'm aiming for with that query,
it's the self-moral qualities that intrigues me. If the world is melting -as Mr. Iñárritu and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez suggests, how
does one hold such a virtuous anger whilst sitting in a First-Class suite six miles above the alleged liquefying planet?
Please tell me there's at least, a small pang of hypocrisy in the quiet room on the 747?

Could this be an obvious balm to counter the articles about Dame Emma Thompson flying over to to London in order to cajole the
recent protests of a group known as 'Extinction Rebellion'? 

Quote:'...Earth off its axis
A few hours later, the festival's opening film -Jarmusch's dark zombie comedy -provided a slightly more satirical swipe on the
leading world authorities, regarding current climate change and immigration policies.

The film, starring Bill Murray, Adam Driver and Tilda Swinton, concerns a zombie apocalypse brought about by "polar fracking"
that sends the Earth off its axis. "Maybe it'll all just go away like a bad dream," declares Murray.
"I doubt it," replies Driver, "This is all gonna end badly"...'

Ignoring the BBC's duplicity here where they quote lines from a fictional screenplay made by adults pretending to be someone
else, may I submit that such a script doesn't sound very thought-provoking. Zombies don't exist and Polar-fracking isn't a thing,
unless you include anywhere there's snow is labelled 'polar' -that is.

Bill Murray plays Cliff Robertson, Adam Driver pretends to be Ronnie Peterson and Tilda Swinton acts out the character Zelda
Winston. All fictional, made-up, imagined ideas that cannot interact with the real world.
Oh... before I forget, Brenda is fake too. Just in case the art-critics at the Beeb are confused.


Quote:'...The topical movie comes just weeks after the Extinction Rebellion protests brought parts of London to a standstill...'


Relevant to this affluent gathering of movie-performers?
Or was it because a load of middle-class white people descended on London and after a theatrical display of virtue signalling
-behavior that filled many a newspaper column and television news minutes -may I add, the whole farce caused nothing but dismay
for car and truck drivers and loss of income to local businesses.

Using the BBC's highly-suspect manner of delivering information, the same movie came just weeks after the Sri Lanka bombings
and the fictional Brenda's tending to the weed-filled border of the neighbour's garden. 
Germane to the Director's comments...? or just the same level of poor word-smithing?

Quote:'...The 55-year-old, who was joined on the jury press conference panel by judges including Babel actor Elle Fanning and Oscar
-nominated director Yorgos Lanthimos, added: "I'm not a politician but as an artist I can express through my job with a heart open
what I think and be truthful to what I leave through the work that I did."...'

The preening of self-worth never stops does it. It wouldn't surprise me if Mr. Lanthimos demanded a soundtrack to be made for use
during his directing. It's great that some people can live in a fantasy world and that the mundane and terrible lives that go on in the
real world are far-removed from the lifestyles in Hollywood and Cannes, it really is.
But... just don't. The average reader and viewer who have the luxury to enjoy entertaining books and cinema really don't need your
phony dismay.

Quote:'...The Dead Don't Die, which also features Selena Gomez, Chloe Sevigny and a brilliant cameo by the undead coffee-addicted Iggy
Pop, earlier saw Steve Buscemi lampoon US President Donald Trump's signature Make America Great Again cap.
His character donned a similar one bearing the slogan Keep America Racist Again...'

This is the movie with only two black actors in prominent roles... and they're men too!
Anyone can virtue-signal. (sigh)

Quote:'...There were fits of laughter across the press screening throughout, though, and none more so than when Murray appeared to
briefly nod off during a meandering pre-screening speech by French comedian Edouard Baer.
The opening ceremony was simultaneously beamed into 600 cinemas across France.
Stars of The Dead Don't Die headed off into the lively Cannes night, but are set to appear before the press again to answer questions
on Wednesday morning...'

Oh, I'd have thought they'd have headed off to tell the dolphins that everything was going to be okay and then pose for cameras.
Such a noble breed.

Quote:'Art not fame'
The film festival is expected to get even more political as the week goes on, thanks to new works by socially-conscious Cannes
veterans Ken Loach and Terrence Malick, as well as the first ever competition-listed film by a black woman - in the form of Mati Diop's
Atlantics. Iñárritu and the eight-strong panel will watch and then discuss the merits of all 21 films in competition over the next fortnight.

The winner will be awarded the esteemed Palme d'Or prize at the festival finale and the boss declared on Tuesday that the panel
would make a decision based on "the art" and not "the name or fame" of each director's offering...'
BBC:

And Brenda will hold her breath in anticipation. The wandering troubadours of old have grown into aloof detached agents of ethicality,
bastions of elevated principles that need to be heard by the unwashed.
Sounds like a comedy-sketch... doesn't it?
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