The media puppets

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Shame, that I’ve taken the Christmas decorations down this year, as this time now, feels just like a loooooong Christmas. Even better because it recreates the time of rest we used to have in the older days.

Yet around Christmas time there was a hype in the media about people with mental health problems and an increase in domestic violence.

But all that talk about mental health suddenly died down completely. The Sunday Times, published a graph showing the real impact of deaths from Corona Virus and it is microscopically small, in relation to the mass of the population.

But this outbreak has been played up so much by the media, that they are literally seem to be under some kind of threat not to report about other problems occurring as a result of Corona Virus isolation.

Today we hear reports that even the Police will no longer investigate some crimes, criminals being released early. People have to stay with those they normally live with and some manage that only because they know they can leave each day.

But, I suppose the isolation policy will bring crime down that relies on transport and distribution, such as drug dealing.

What about those who need restbite from looking after others.

I think we will get some stark statistics later on in the year with regards to secondary problems caused through the Corona Virus isolation.

There are some voices who question our freedoms being taken away like movement and certain basic human rights of association and family life.

Thankfully most of us can manage because of the Broadband and energy provisions not being disrupted.

TV ads instead of demos

Whilst Extinction Rebellion are trying to sell us their story, they do so by stopping traffic, apologetic, no less, they cause a disturbance.

They say, they need to do this, to make us aware of the climate agenda.

But, what about taking out a TV ad instead. You cannot reach more people than with a TV ad. XR got lots of money, they have extremely rich sponsors, so TV ads, should be affordable for them.

And as it is such a good cause, ITV or other commercial channels may even chip in and half the price?

Apparently the Chief Medical officer, constantly appears in between our favourite program to remind us of corona Virus dangers, he wouldn’t dream stopping traffic to remind a few drivers of the dangers.

Obviously XR want to use the issue to radicalise ‘rebel’s, teach them how to interrupt and feel good about it. They use and abuse us to train political resistance.

culling the elderly

Whilst at one hand the Conservative government initiated an extension of the pension age to 68 and probably above, at the same time, they now constantly emphasise how more fragile older people are in view of the Corona Virus.

This link shows you the list of cases recorded in almost real time. The number of recovered cases is shown as half the number of dying but that is very misleading as it does not mention what other conditions the sufferers had. Perhaps any other virus could have killed them equally as much as Corona.

Starting with the George Osborne and his side-kick David Cameron era, older politicians had been dismissed from the top of the party to be replaced with the younger versions. The most important influencer now being Dominic Cummunings, whose one important source is Bismarck, and Bismarck paved the way for the Hitler era. I watched that rather alarming documentaryabout him yesterday.

The Nazis were terrible about physical assaults and when he (Cummings) punched the ceiling to celebrate and then the accusations of him assaulting somebody in a staircase came to light, the whole atmosphere created is concerning.

I think Brits have one problem and that is to live on the glory of defeating the Nazis once, means they’ll always be good. Nobody is always good, everybody has to constantly work and work hard to remain good and be a good example.

Now Boris Johnson is busy to repeat again and again, that over 70s, should isolate themselves when a recent court case again assured us that age-discrimination should not be tolerated. The case of an Oxford Professor Ewart, being forced to retire and then give up in the middle of important research, which he conducted as Physicist.

In its judgement, the tribunal in Reading said the EJRA was highly discriminatory and it was “hard to think of a more severe discriminatory impact”.

“There can hardly be a greater discriminatory effect in the employment field than being dismissed simply because you hold a particular protected characteristic,” it said.

nobel-prize-97

Picture taken from Sky news website.

Here is the very recent case of a 97 year old scientist, the oldest ever winner of a Nobel Prize.

We really have to fight flat-rate age discrimination, assuming either that older people or younger people are more able or suseptible. Health conditions can hit anyone of any age these days. Since we are able to diagnose more specific conditions, we should stop making general assumptions.

The problem with Boris is that he loves to hate certain groups of people whether is the elderly or Asian women, he just creates this alarming scenario that singles some groups out as odd.

Why is such a guy even a leader?

Since the Conservative Party won some influence in Northern England, now even Coronatiaon Streethas started to write out older actors over the age of 70 because they are more suseptible to Corona Virus. It’s hard to believe that this is actually happening.

This government has created a generation of children who cannot take their GCSE or A-level exams in 2020. Sports people cannot compete because of hyped up fears over a virus. We have nothing but press reports that people died of this virus, figures being wildly spread around the globe, creating more hysteria than its worth.

There is no analysis how much percentage of a death was actually caused by the virus compared to other underlying conditions.

So far the deaths from Corona Virus are less than in any given year from the common flu.

Those reports, which alarm us to not go on public transport or travel without documents, is a favourite tactic by fascist governments to restrict freedom of movement. We should fight that as much as possible.

 

 

I support if it helps the climate

Doesn’t make much sense for the purpose of fighting this virus, the measures, the government comes up with but it helps a lot in reducing carbon emissions, with flights cancelled and other energy consuming activities reduced.

So, I do support. I am not even remotely ill and I am not scared about getting ill. I think Corona virus is just ane excuse to restrict people’s civil liberties.

But, if the government said, they want people to restrict moving for the sake of the climate, there would be an uproar, but if the government says, they have to restrict movments to stop them from getting a deadly illness, they gladly do so.

What a double whammy.Obviously also all the money people in the world are mostly old, so telling them, they are in danger of catching a deadly illness if they go out, will keep them supple and convinced.

70-year olds, refuse age-discrimination

Hopefully some 70 year olds will fight this government’s blatant attempt to introduce age-discrimination and make it legal to stop all 70 year olds from leaving their homes.

It’s totally illegal now to discriminate because of age, so why should Corona Virus pave the way for the Conservatives to find a way to break the anti-discrimination policies we have today.

 

The desperate time government

vehicle driving on freeway towards wind turbines

Hard shoulders are used as driving lanes on many motorways now. Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

They call it gender discrimination but in the times when women stayed at home to look after the kids, we could manage when a school closed. Now all are drafted in as workers and when the workers fall ill, there is nobody to run services and nobody to look after children.

Not even in an equalised society, lets say dads or mums can stay at home any longer because parents have to work when a child is 5 now, and can no longer wait until they reached the age of 13.

woman wearing blue jeans

Photo by Luis Quintero on Pexels.com

If you have people idling around, they can be seen as potentially spare workers but if the country already uses the last man standing to work on, then in a crisis, we have no reserves left and start to panic.

The removal of hard shoulders on motorways, showed all drivers that the non-contingency policies lead to serious problems. If a car breaks down on a lane on a motorway where all lanes are in use, emergency vehicles cannot reach them.

If all parents are working and schools need to close, then who is going to look after the children? Or if workers need to stay at home with children then who is going to do the work?

Supermarkets are our best friends, because they charge the same price whatever the demand. In some unregulated remote, local shops, owners just double and treble prices, during the Corona Virus crisis,  because they just want to make as much as they can out of a crisis.

But what is disturbing, is that quantities are not regulated and those unfortunate enough, not being able to get to a supermarket at 7am in the morning will find empty shelves.

At the Sainsbury’s superstore, there were exactly 8 loaves of freshly baked bread in the shelve at 7:15AM. There was no pasta, no toilet paper at all.

Amazingly people do not opt for the fresh foods. Salads, fruits and veg are the only thing you can do to strengthen the immune system. Eat them regularly to stay healthy.

don’t like change

What’s on the top of almost all of our agendas is the future of the planet. Many people want to get the changes into motion, that help the reduction of carbon emissions. Yet, often the clashes of ideas do not help drive matters forward.

It is easier to bring legal action against government projects and infrastructure ideas. People lament about the third runway at Heathrow or the HS2 project. HS2 is actually meant to reduce air travel.

Yet, what has brought about the biggest impacts on this earth are actual products that have been put up for sale.

I have not come across a legal action where somebody has actually tried to stop the launchy of a new commercial, for sale product because it could be harmful.

We all just buy what’s put in front of our noses on the shelves of shops or online retailers. Yet, we scream and shout as soon as the government or some other large-scale service provider wants to do a project.

What is really driving global warming is the production of things, energy consumption and fossil fuels, methane gas production through rotting food and animal production.

Yet, nobody ever brings a court case that stops such actual products and services being used.

The consumer lethargy is more dangerous and causes more problems than the infrastructure products governments want to do to improve our lives.

 

Avoided a shop-lift

Lidl currently sells down winter jackets. As I know the colour is my daughter’s favourite and they had it in a size 8, I reluctantly put it in the basket at a price of £24.95. At the checkout, I put the item through the scanner and once put onto the packing area, the red light flashed up. Waiting for the assistant, I still pondered over the purchase, but when the shop assistant arrived, he allowed the jacket and cleared the content.

Just when I looked at the final price, I realised that the jacket cannot have been added to the bill. I told the assistant and he told me to check out what I had and do the jacket again afterwards.

After packing my other stuff, the jacket just would not scan, it came up as zero.

The assistant told me he could not sell me the jacket as it was not in the system, yet it was on the shelves and priced.

I thought, if I had packed the jacket, after the assistant had cleared it on my packing area, without it being added to the bill, I could have been arrested by shop security for shop lifting because I would have had the jacket in my bag without it being visible on the till receipt despite the shop assistant clearing the item on my checkout shelf.

I suppose I oculd not have proved that the assistant had cleared the item without referring to the security CCTV footage.

Having had a purse stolen previously at Lidl and police refused to look at CCTV for lack of time, I did not want to chance anything.

Unfortunately I could not purchase the item and I could not take it away for free without risking arrest.

So honesty has deprived us of a winter jacket we wanted.

The naughty list

I need to support it that Extinction Rebellion are listed on a Counter Terror Police list as organisation of concern.

It is not about the aim, it is about the method. Anybody can pronounce they are doing it for the good of us all but if they, in fact, disrupt our daily lives severely and cause extreme expenses to our policing budgets, which prevents our police to concentrate on other pressing issues, must be seen as a concern to national security.

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Oh BBC

Massive changes to the BBC set-up are pronounced and led by John Whittingdale, the culture secretary.

Working for BBC radio as production secretary was my first job in Britain. It was hugely under-paid, as women usually were in those days and I could not live on my earnings.

But, I worked at Bush House and Bush House hosted the World Service radio stations, which also included a German Service, now dissolved.

I read through this article citing reasons to curtail the BBC but if anything, I think the BBC indirectly helped the Conservatives win the election because they made so much negative propaganda about them, that the constant mentions attracted more people to vote for them than not.

Obviously the BBC broadcasts did not stop the Conservatives from winning the elections with a landslide. Programs like Daily Politics, a discussion forum at lunchtime invited two right-wing bloggers on a regular basis, people like Iain Dale and Guido Fawkes.

I do agree that the world service should be the main focus of the BBC, to broadcast about cultural matters and political freedom. That was always the main cause of the BBC.

The programs shown now are cheap productions, which are educational but for example the re-make of the Pale Horse in two instalments is unneccsary. Constant antique sales are on throughout the day.

We are now forced to subscribe to TV channels just to get a fairly balanced viewing experience. I could not manage on the BBC alone.

And its because the cost of TV viewing is pushed up by the subscription services, the BBC license fee seems more expensive now. We now have to pay for SKY, Amazon TV, Netflix, Disney and other channels. The BBC fee is just on top of that.

It’s just another expression of ridding the nation of government run services. Another privatisation.

But what free viewing will be made available for pensioners once the BBC license fee has been dismantled? So the whole discussion about the BBC being responsible for free licenses to pensioners was a waste of time?

What this dilemma also shows is that if a government has the power to dismantle services without an independent scrutiny available to object, we are forced into ‘say as you are told or close’ situation. It’s an assault on democratic principles.

Whilst Victoria Derbyshire is already closing and the BBC says, she will be deployed across other programs, how feasable is that when the whole license fee will be scrapped?

Will we be able to see any critial programs that deal with shoddy services, faulty legislation and general problems people have?

I’ve never earned much money from the BBC but found it really important that people gotten an outlet to voice their concerns and that the publishing power of the BBC actually made service providers scrutinise and force changes on care homes for example.

What’s also worrying is that changes to the BBC website will mean that probably many documentaries will no longer be life to view on the website.

BBC Actionline also provides an important social service though it could be argued that such a service could well be run via the NHS online services as it is a public health service.

 

 

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