April 30th, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

So, the British are officially out of Iraq.

It’s a pity we just gave the base back to the wrong country.

Only enough for half the population

April 28th, 2009 § 2 comments § permalink

Armageddon is on it’s way. We are all doomed

How dangerous is it?

Symptoms of swine flu in humans appear to be similar to those produced by standard, seasonal flu.

These include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, chills and fatigue.

Most cases so far reported around the world appear to be mild, but in Mexico lives have been lost

You see, lives are being lost and a couple of people here in Britain might have it too!

The Daily Mail, is of course trying to calm it’s readers down and reassure them that life, as we know it, will go on. Or maybe not. lets have a look

Private health firms have seen a surge in sales of anti-viral drugs folowing (sic) concerns that the Health Service would be unable to meet demand if a swine flu pandemic broke out.

Well, that’s the first box ticked. The NHS may not be able to cope. I wondered who’s concerned? It’s a pity we’re not told.

One company told the Daily Mail it had sold Tamiflu to 25,000 customers in one day, a further sign that swine flu panic is spreading

25,000? That’s a good days business by anyone standards. Surely the panic can’t be fuelled by our drama-queen press, though. Can it?

The firm, Healthcare Connections, said individuals were getting in touch because they did not believe they would be able to get the powerful drugs from the health service if there was a mass outbreak.

And we’re back to knocking the NHS. Why would people think that? Has the NHS suddenly become a haorder, unable to let go of anything?

The NHS has more than 33million doses of antiviral drugs – enough for more than half of the population – but there are fears the NHS would not have the capacity to get them to those who might need them.

The NHS unable to get drugs to the general population? Who fears it? Why do ‘they’ fear it? Have ‘they’ forgotten about the hundreds, if not thousands of pharmacies in the UK? This drug is a pill, it needs no special skills to actually administer the thing, unlike an injection.

Current plans are for those with symptoms to nominate a friend or relative without symptoms to pick up Tamiflu packs (pictured) from local NHS despatching centres, probably hospitals and clinics.

And pharmacies, maybe? They are the usual route for drugs to be dispensed (or is it called despatching now?) to non-hospitalised patients.
I love this next bit…

But there could be queues of thousands.

Isn’t it great? Everyone in your town, queued up at the same time, for the chemist. The line winding its’ way around the town. No cars on the road and everything else closed because everyone’s queued up to get they’re antidote to the biggest threat to mankind since, ooh, bird flu.

Healthcare Connections sidesteps this problem by dispatching the drugs to the customer’s front door when they are needed.

Thank goodness someones on the ball. Healthcare Connections are the only ones quoted in this Mail story. Would it be cynical of me to suggest this may be turning into an ‘infomercial’?

Louise Lloyd, from the company, said: ‘We make sure there are some of these drugs in the warehouse with your name on it. If there is a pandemic, and a medical adviser will confirm you need them, a car will be sent over with your drugs.

‘The Government does not have the infrastructure to do this.’

No. It wouldn’t be cynical.
Ok, Ms Lloyd. I probabably couldn’t argue against that point, But then the government deals in a slightly different magnitude of customers.
The government ‘only’ has enough of this drug for half the population and if it sent all those drugs out by car, which I doubt you do, as for £3.50 it’ll more than likely be a van on his rounds rather than a dedicated car as you make it sound, people like the Daily Mails’ readers, and of course the Taxpayers Alliance, would be apoplectic about a waste of money when all but the most isolated people (as in loneliest) can find someone to pop to the shops for them.
How many people can you supply? Not 30-fucking-million. And you can send them however you want without anyone complaining because your customer is paying for it [from Healthcare Connections main site]…

You can purchase the Antiviral Protection Plan for just £11.99* per person per year.

So, that’s more than a prescription on the NHS already, which is £7.20.
Still doesn’t sound too bad, does it. £11.99 and you’ve got a dose guaranteed allocated to you., rather than the virtually, pretty much guaranteed for you on the NHS. But if you actually get a bout of the swine flu, it gets a bit more expensive going private…

The table below shows how an upgrade to the full plan cost is broken down; to illustrate where the costs are allocated.
Healthcare Connections will only charge you for your private doctor to patient consultation, private prescription and distribution when you need access to medication.

Antiviral drug cost from manufacturer……………… £16.36
DHL medical despatch secure delivery service……. £ 3.50
Doctor to patient web consultation………………… £18.55
Private prescription/dispensary…………………….. £10.59
Total……………………………………………………. £49.00
Plus VAT @15%

£11.99/year just in case and then £49 when then poo hits the propellor. Plus VAT, it ends up just over £70 to your door.
And for £7.20 and a bit of sweet talking the Missus, I have the same result.

I think that’s a win for the NHS, for a change, despite how The Mail spins it.

Craig Murray press release

April 27th, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink


Thatcher Room
Portcullis House
Tuesday 28 April 1.45pm
Formal Evidence Session on UK Complicity in Torture
Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights
Witness: Craig Murray, former British Ambassador to Uzbekistan
(currently Rector of the University of Dundee).

In 2004, Craig Murray told us that:

– The British Government was complicit in the most vicious forms of torture
– He had been the victim of a lurid smear campaign initiated by New Labour
– The government was lying about all this

In 2004, much of the public and media was not willing to accept that the government would cooperate with torture or with false allegations against an innocent man. Many still had trust in the basic honesty and decency of government.

The evidence that Craig Murray was telling the truth about torture has now become overwhelming, including from the case of Binyam Mohammed. The UK “benefited” continually from intelligence passed on from the CIA waterboarding programme and from torture in countries including Uzbekistan, Pakistan and Egypt.

Craig Murray suffered the most high profile sacking of any British Ambassador for a century. But in 2005 the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee refused to hear him in evidence, despite allowing Jack Straw to appear and attack him.

Astonishingly, this is the first time Craig Murray will ever have been allowed to give formal evidence in the UK on his grave allegations, and be questioned on the truth of his testimony.

As the Scotland Yard investigation proceeds into MI5 and MI6 collusion in 16 cases of torture, Craig Murray will argue that it is not the security service operatives, but the Ministers who set the policy – and specifically Jack Straw – who should be facing criminal charges.

Contact: Craig Murray on 07979 691085 or craigmurray@mail.ru
Transcript of Craig Murray’s formal evidence statement is at http://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2009/03/trying_again_my.html

Death by Duncan

April 27th, 2009 § 1 comment § permalink

Alan Duncan went on the offensive on Have I Got News For You on Friday (apparently. I haven’t seen it yet).

Miss California had made a remarked somewhere that marraige should be between a man and a woman and on HIGNFY…

Mr Duncan, 51, described blonde Miss Prejean as a “silly bitch”, then added: “I don’t agree with her at all.”

After a pause, he went on: “If you read that Miss California has been murdered, you will know it was me won’t you?”

This comment has given rise to some complaints. One of which…

Metropolitan Police received a complaint from George Hargreaves, the leader of evangelical political party The Christian Party whose members believe that homosexuality is a sin.

“Mr Duncan has crossed the line,” Mr Hargreaves said. “A senior politician suggesting, even as a joke, that it is OK that Miss Prejean should be murdered for her evangelical Christian views is totally unacceptable.

“How can we stop gun and knife crime when the man thinks he will be the next Home Secretary makes death threats?”

Nice to see you standing up for law and order, but where’s the crime?
Did he say the fragrant beauty queen should be murdered to death? Was there a call to restrict her rights and discriminate against her because of who or what she is? No. Alan Duncan joked about himself killing her, because I presume, her beliefs would impede on how he lives his life, which has no effect on how she lives hers.

Is the joking about killing her any different than preaching that homosexuals are going TO HELL!! FOREVER!!?

Hell is a pretty scary place, so I’m told. And a little less easily avoided than an irate Alan Duncan, too (if you believe those stories).


Brownbread and marshmallow icecream

April 25th, 2009 § 2 comments § permalink

Mrs -O and I have been out for meal tonight. All I can say is, disappointed. In a ‘now what?’ kinda way.

Recently we’ve been to some restaurants in town and been let down with the quality of the food and/or service.
There’s the Italian place that was a bit hit and miss, but generally hit, but then started missing a bit too often. The familiar, kid friendly you-know-what-you’re-getting Pizza Express that suddenly decided their pizzas were too good and didn’t want to put the competition out of business and the Chinese that had a reputation like no other that could do with it being warmed in one of it’s microwaves. The rest, aren’t worth mentioning, apart from one, I am told, that we haven’t visited because once you’ve had the only vegetarian starter of mushrooms, you don’t really want mushrooms again for your main course*.

Where we went tonight is a little the pricey side, but then when the food is good you don’t mind paying. But it wasn’t. It was mediocre. We are also running out of decent places to eat out, too. As far as we see it, there’s a curry house and a Thai restaurant.

The only upside was, they forgot to put £15 worth of drinks on the bill. Oh and the pudding weren’t too bad either, if a little sweet…

*Thinking about it now, that was a while ago and I’ve just looked at their new menu, which we might have to give a go. There is still surprisingly little choice for vegetarians.

Bag o’ weed

April 23rd, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

Drug WarRant

Via D-Notice elsewhere.

BNP bollocks

April 23rd, 2009 § 1 comment § permalink

The Guardian

The British National Party chairman, Nick Griffin, spoke today of a “bloodless genocide” as he defended a party leaflet which says that black Britons and Asian Britons “do not exist”.

The BNP leader was referring to the party’s Language And Concepts Discipline Manual, which says the term used should be “racial foreigners”.

In a BBC interview Griffin said to call such people British was a sort of “bloodless genocide” because it denied indigenous people their own identity.

First of all, it doesn’t need to be said, but I’m gonna say it anyway. Nick Griffin is a cunt.

Collectively, foreign residents of other races should be referred to as ‘racial foreigners’, a non-pejorative term … the key in such matters is above all to maintain necessary distinctions while avoiding provocation and insult.”

Why? Why not just call foreigners ‘foreigners’? Until they have a British passport, and then they can be called British. They’re people just like everybody else in this country, unless of course you’re a rascist cunt that thinks that people with a different coloured skin to yourself are below you, worth less than yourself. Ooh dare I say, untermenschen?

Griffin said to call such people British was a sort of “bloodless genocide” because it denied indigenous people their own identity.

I’m British. Being British is second to me be English. In fact I am so fucking English I have a name that goes back to Saxon times, Does that make me indiginous enough to say that I don’t need these fucking thick bigoted spunk-bubbles telling me how, or against what my identity is formed? My identity has nothing to do with who the fuck snuck over a border on the underside of a lorry or waltzed through terminal fucking three of Heathrow airport.
If there is a ‘bloodless genocide’ it is being unsuccessfully fought by these small-minded half-fuck-wits against anyone that isn’t up to their standard of British.

You can’t say that especially large numbers of people can come from the rest of the world and assume an English identity without denying the English their own identity…

For fucks sake. Just listen to yourself for a minute Mr Cunty. Do you know what your talking about or not? As far as I’m aware ‘especially large numbers’ of people aren’t coming over here and assuming an English identity. From your little mumblings earlier you were saying they were assuming British identities. The two are different. One is a sub-nation of the other. The people coming here tend not to describe themselves by prepending one of the British nations to themselves. How many English Indians are there? How many Welsh Pakistanis are there? I don’t know of any and I’m married into an Indian family. You’ll probably find most people don’t include the colour of they’re skin in their identity either.

…and I would say that’s wrong

That’s because you’re a cunt.

“We don’t subscribe to the politically correct fiction that just because they happen to be born in Britain, a Pakistani is a Briton. They’re not. They remain of Pakistani stock,” he added.

After reading these fuckers, don’t you just want to thoroughly clean your eyeballs…with a chainsaw?
So all these people that are decsendants of the Vikings, the Normans, the Romans, they’re not British either, eh?

our ultimate goal is the orderly, lawful, humane and voluntary repatriation of the resident foreigners of the UK.

So all these people born here but from ancestors that are from foreign climbs are not British, but are foreigners too, there’s not gonna be many people left is there?

And then what? He’ll only complain that there’s no-one to clean the shitter.

“Even if one were to parse the statute more finely…”

April 22nd, 2009 § 1 comment § permalink

Torture Memos: The Music Video

“We don’t torture”

April 21st, 2009 § 2 comments § permalink

Jon Stewart:

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart M – Th 11p / 10c
We Don’t Torture
Daily Show
Full Episodes
Economic Crisis Political Humor

Sipson photographer harrassment

April 21st, 2009 § 1 comment § permalink


Brett, an American student studying for his Masters has been in Sipson for the past month or so, photographing residents whose homes are under threat. We like having him around, but the police don’t, and have regularly stopped and searched him. We don’t understand why, but they’ve been have using section 44 of the Terrorism Act because he is photographing “near Heathrow airport”.

Look on the map. Most of the village is a good mile from the airport.

A fucking mile away! What sort of photos that are gonna be any good for terrorism puproses is he get from there?

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