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Pictorial Interlude – Greek Riots

There is just something about this photograph that I couldn’t resist :

I am sure a Greek policeman facing that little lot would be considering if his salary is worth the effort.

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Is the UK education system really this bad or do modern kids lack the motivation to better themselves?

Yet another international education league table with the UK bringing up the rear makes me wonder if it’s really the kids here at fault rather than our education system :

In a damning indictment of Labour’s legacy, it emerged that deprived pupils in countries such as Estonia, Indonesia, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Mexico and Slovenia […]

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Remember Fukushima? Fire, explosions and criticality in the fuel pool at reactor 4 caught on video.

Whilst the MSM has long forgotten Fukushima, the following video and commentary from Hawaii News Daily shows just how little Tepco has achieved in bringing the damaged plant under control.

The timeline commentary below the video gives you a few pointers as to what you are seeing – most of the events up to […]

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BBC sloppiness (again) – where is the harm in that?

Brief snippets …

Spotted as a breaking news splash on the BBC News website a little while ago :

Hint – the clue is in the post title.

And, if that is not enough for one day then how about this headline from the BBC Health Pages today which seems to be lacking […]

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Remember The Independent’s “snow will be a thing of the past by 2010”? Well, here is a warmist’s prediction that global warming will more than compensate for a mini Ice Age.

December 8th 2010 – no snow here – move along now

Remember the Independent article from 2000 predicting that UK winter snowfalls would be a thing of the past within ten years?

Well, here is a quote from another warmist regarding the possible arrival of a mini Ice Age caused by a […]

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The BBC avoids the issue whilst The Telegraph actually drops the A word in an article about young girls and sexual abuse.

Whilst The BBC in this article valiantly avoids reference to the ethnic background of the defendants in a messy little case, we at least get some clue as their names are all printed :

Teenage girls were treated as “sexual commodities to be sold or gifted”, a jury in a child prostitution trial has […]

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Greek parliament prepares escape tunnel ready to avoid lynchings during tomorrow’s general strike and bail out vote?

Possibly worth keeping an eye on the news tomorrow as Greece appears to be coming to the boil nicely.

Via Covering Delta :

I just became aware of this report from Kontra channel here in Greece. According to this report, a tunnel that leads from Lykavitos to the Greek parliament, and from there to the […]

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The Great Train Robbery at £2.6 million was peanuts compared with the Great Plane Robbery at $6.6 billion.

This is one million dollars – try 6600 of those piles and you need a very large wallet – with wheels and wings.

The Great Train Robbery of 1963 is still possibly the largest cash value robbery to have ever occurred in the UK :

At 6:50 p.m. on 7 August 1963 […]

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BBC News demonstrating how to be very economical with the actual facts of a story.

Interesting to see our wonderful state broadcaster being extremely reticent to spell out the gory details of how the UK benefits system is little more than a Labour party inspired breeding program for the entitled underclass.

Compare and contrast, firstly The BBC :

George Osborne’s plan to put an upper limit on […]

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Vaccines may be cheap but someone seems to be making a fortune distributing them.

An article in the online Telegraph today about Cameron pledging even more money that we haven’t got to international aid, in this case a vaccination program, raises a question or two about just how much the organisation of the vaccination actually costs.

Before I get to that, remember this article from the past […]

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An economist actually makes a sensible suggestion to get the UK economy moving.

Roger Bootle writing in The Telegraph has a damned good suggestion on what the Coagulation could do to boost spending in the UK without any more borrowing as is being suggested by Balls :

But I have a more radical suggestion to make. The Coalition’s plans to increase the overseas aid budget have come […]

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Pictorial Interlude – A bikini with solar panels to charge your iPod.

A rather interesting photo from a Pravda photoset showcasing the latest in Summer wear for ladies – a bikini covered in tiny solar panels to charge iPods, phones and any other electronic gadgets you just have to use on the beach :

A little background from ecouterre :

Brooklyn-based designer Andrew Schneider is […]

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Strange bedfellows – Osborne and Mandelson shacked up in a Swiss hotel.

I wonder if this will go down on expenses?

Via ZeroHedge, the UK delegation to the 2011 Bilderberg Conference :

Great Britain

Agius, Marcus, Chairman, Barclays PLC Flint, Douglas J., Group Chairman, HSBC Holdings Kerr, John, Member, House of Lords; Deputy Chairman, Royal Dutch Shell Lambert, Richard, Independent Non-Executive Director, Ernst & […]

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Cartoon Interlude – UK arming both sides in Libya.

Having spent years selling arms to Libya and now looking to activly arm the rebels, this Russia Today cartoon captures the double standards of UK international politics perfectly : _

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Journalistic tripe of the highest order.

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A uSwitch press release masquerading as news in The Telegraph has the following extremely bizarre information :

Half of holidaymakers will return home from trips abroad to a mobile phone bill of £150 because they do not understand roaming costs.

Furthermore, seven in ten consumers leave their phone switched on […]

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