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The DEC are organising a campaign for the victims of the Israeli attacks on Gaza. However, The BBC refuses to broadcast this as it may affect it's 'Impartiality'. WTF? has Olmart called the Director General of the BBC like he did George Bush to prevent a UN resolution?
By the looks of it, the BBC has been spoken to by Israeli supporters and have been brought shame on what is supposed to be a bastion of Truth, fairness and honest reporting. Israel says there is no disaster, that they 'only' killed Hamas supporters. I will leave Tony Benn to take on the rest. Watch the Video below. Shame on the BBC.
Israel, is on the wrong side of the fence this time round. All the empathy of the Haulocast has been used up. It can no longer be used as a tool to allow Israel to attack the people of Gaza. Oh, did I not tell you, Hamas were voted in, in an election that was sponsored by the US. Democracy Bush style!
Looking at the response by BBC's chief operating officer Caroline Thomson, it appears that, as the BBC was one of the only news organisations allowed access into Gaza during the conflict, it was allowed to with caveats, one being, I'm guessing, that it should not report, support, transmit any new reports about the 'disaster'. That it should not support or appear to support Hamas. The problem is, this is a Humanitarian crisis, not a politico propaganda one. Israel has lost the propaganda war. It was far to obvious to be believable.
Here's the link 'Intelligence insulting' response for the head huncho of the BBC, Mark Thompson. He is imply that we are not smart enough, that the charities are not smart enough to make sure that the monies go to those who need it, Now, Just fuck off Mark. Resign to big lump of shit.
Feb 27: Earth Quake in the UK
Big News! There was a Huge earthquake here in the UK, many chimney stacks knocked of roofs. Pandemonium, as bricks hit the pavements when nobody was there. Some one could have been hurt. Cars could have been crushed under the weight of 10 bricks. Oh yes, it was lethal some newts were woken up.
Yes, that's roughly how the media has reported it. but really nothing much happened, and yes, I did feel it last night, thought it was a rather big underground train (I live just over the northen line link between Kennington to Waterloo. so, wow!
For more information check what the BBC said.
Oh and yes, this has nothing to do with Global warming.
Looks like earthquakes around the area of Mrket Rasen, there have been quite a few more over the past few years. Check out this link from the British Geological survey.
Click image to enlarge
Feb 3: Testing Testing a Canon 400D
So yesterday was a great day for taking photo's. The sky was clear, the air clear, but the temperature bleedin' freezing. So off I went with a camera friend of mine to take some photos of London. The trip started from the London Docklands, then a skip south to Greenwich Observatory to take some shots over London. Clouds started coming over, making for a good skyscape.
Next of down to the Themes to take a boat trip upto Tower Bridge then a walk over the millenium Bridge to walk over to the London Eye. This was where I was testing low light, night photograpy. All in all good fun, and it took me a few hours to warm up. I have pretty much decided to get my own SLR camera, So you poor souls will be getting more photos.
You can see the rest of the photos at this link.
Sep 27: Red Arrows at the 2012
The world-famous Red Arrows have been banned from appearing at the 2012 London Olympics because they are deemed "too British".
Organisers of the event say that the Arrows military background might be "offensive" to other countries taking part in the Games. The display team have performed at more than 4000 events worldwide, but the Department of Culture, Media and Sport have deemed the display team "too militaristically British". Red Arrows pilots were said to be "outraged", as they had hoped to put on a truly world class display for the Games, something which had never been seen before. Being axed from a British-based event for being "too British" is an insult - the Arrows are a symbol of Britain
The Red Arrows have been excellent ambassadors for British overseas trade, as they display their British-built Hawk aircraft all over the world.
The Arrows performed a short flypast in 2005 when the winning bid was announced, but their flypast at the Games was to have been truly spectacular.
It is to be hoped that common sense prevails
If you disagree with this decision, sign the petition on the link
Jul 1: At long last.
Yep, at long last, in the whole of the UK, Wales and Scotland started earlier this year, you are not allowed to smoke in public places. This includes offices, well that's been around for a while, but it means that if you have a company car, you can't smoke in there.
For more info on what all this smoking lark is all about read on here.
So the UK is now :
Smokers, I'm not against you smoking or anything, but you know, it's not the best thing for your health, No I'm not going to tell you what it's doing to you as, well, you know it all alredy.
Mind it's been fun watching people find ways around the smoking ban. One pub landlord tried to make his pub an embassy of some tiny Caribbean island, this obviously didn't work, as nobody lived on the said island... read about this here. It's typical of the entrepreneurial spirit in the UK. Have to applaud the guy.
Feb 4: The Wilkinson effect
So it's the rugby 6 nations time again. For the english Johnny Wilkinson is finally back in the team. He was/is their key player and can do no wrong, so it appears according the to the BBC. In fact I would hazard a guess in think that most sport pundits think he is a rugby God or something. Not that I can complain, he plays well, but lets not forget, past results are not a good predictor of what will happen with future matches.
Ireland are out to win the 6 nations, I do hope that they do, they haven't had a grand slam win since, well, a loooong time ago, longer than England winning the world cup, infact it was in 1948 of all years.
Enough about the Rugby, What about the famous Johnny Wilkinson is the way in which he takes his kicks, he, you know has this thing with shaking his butt, Kinda like this, see pic.
So what's this about the Wilkinson effect then, I hear you ask? Look no further than the image below...
There you go, say no more!