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The Coffee House Wall – February 2021

This is the Coffee House Wall for this month. I won't say that it is your chance to communicate with us, as we are all in this together. It is, nevertheless, the Conservative Blog post that has no particular theme, and where everything is on topic. Let's just remember that we want to avoid ad hominem attacks on others. We don't want to engage with trolls. We want to moderate our language ourselves as responsible and mature adults, choosing to use fruity language only where it is necessary. This is our opportunity to show what the Spectator Coffee House Wall could have been like.

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  1. BEVERLEY TURNER: Why I refused to clap for Captain Tom

    https://mol.im/a/9225003

  2. One has to avoid conflating the man’s action with the hullabaloo created by the hedgers-on, John, he started the walk not knowing that it will get hijacked by the agitprop brigade, it’s the same for the NHS, one cannot but admire and be thankful for what the front line employees of the monstrosity are doing, they risk their lives to save the lives of others, but this in no way proves the organisation is fit for purpose, just the opposite to the deed of Captain Tom.

    Captain Tom was in Barons view one of the surviving members of the ‘healthy core of Britishness’, a true gentleman, selfless, and genuine, someone who did his best for the community without expecting anything in return, it’s more than likely he wouldn’t have mentioned his dream of a foreign holiday if he knew he’ll be taken there, Baron reckons, it did go against the spirit of his idea to help those that helped him without asking anything in return.

    He would have hated seeing people clapping for him, would have thought it was a virtue signalling of the worst kind, would have preferred those clapping doing something tangible and helpful for those in need in their communities.

    Great man, RIP Captain Tom.

  3. Apologies: It’s ‘hangers-on’, bloody software to blame, definitely.

  4. Totally agree Baron, that’s basically what the article said, she also raised various issues about which you are only supposed to hold the authorised view.

  5. A Salute To Captain Tom
    You’re never too old to learn something new,
    You’re never too old to explore,
    You’re never too old to have hopes and dreams,
    You’re never too old to want more,
    You’re never too old for a challenge,
    You’re never too old to complete it,
    You’re never too old to achieve your goal,
    And then, remarkably, beat it,
    You’re never too old to make a difference,
    You’re never too old to aim higher,
    You’re never too old to change the world,
    You’re never too old to inspire,
    You’re never too old to share your thoughts,
    You’re never too old to give,
    But mostly, people must realise …
    You’re never too old to live…..
    Until…

  6. John birch @ February 5th, 2021 – 09:21

    One issue that Baron’s been searching for, John, was whether Captain Tom got vaccinated, apparently he did, the Daily Mail quoted Janet Street-Porter saying (amongst other things) ‘I couldn’t be more thrilled that The Queen, Prince Philip, Captain Tom and Joan Bakewell have all had their jabs … then, few days later after Captain Tom died, the paper dropped his name from the quote, no explanation given.

    One can ignore the lack of explanation, say that it’s typical of journalists today to substantially amend a piece without explain the reason behind it. The more serious point is that both the Monarch and Prince Philip got the jabs also, one can only hope and pray neither one will follow the fate of Captain Tom.

  7. Fergus Pickering @ February 5th, 2021 – 21:07

    Good one, Fergus, have it published quick whilst Captain Tom’s still topical.

    How about in brackets after ‘Until …” (you get the jab, expire stiff)? Only joking.

  8. Piers Corbyn gets arrested for publishing a cartoon in Britain, there’s not a word of condemnation by any other world Government, Navalny’s conditional sentence gets converted into a real one because he kept breaking the conditions of it, and the court building in Moscow is swarming with Ambassadorial staff as if the future of the world, possibly the Universe, depended on it. Weird that.

    https://www.craigmurray.org.uk

  9. Navalny. Has he sorted that cockroach problem in the Caucasus yet?

  10. Baron1 – 00:23

    Craig Murray? Isn’t he the Scotchman journalist who the Sturgeon cabal put into court for the heinous crime of… er, you know, doing real journalism? (on the Alex Salmond affair)

    Hopefully all this will unravel by the end of the month.
    Get some beer, and crisps or popcorn in…

  11. ##GOOD NEWS## for the CHW literary buffs!

    As befits the leader of any one party totalitarian state “Oooor Nicola” is publishing a collection of her speeches in May. Scotlands grateful masses will treasure them forever, and demonstrate their loyalty by giving the tome a prominent place on their bookshelf underneath her portrait,

    And the title of her literary triumph? Well, she stole that from Mao Tse Tung (Zedong)
    You’d have to have a heart of stone not to laugh…

    https://snipboard.io/XhID1o.jpg

    Order your copy now to avoid disappointment. If you’re a free thinking resident of Jockistan then ownership of a copy is a “must” in order to avoid suspicion of your family friends and neighbours, followed by almost certain arrest!

  12. Baron,

    Chelyabinsk: Would you live there? Probably not in my case, as it’s currently -14C and drifting snow!

    A tour in which you’ll discover many things and why it is block paved from end to end…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g42o1rLPq0A

    Both Bald & local guide Roman have interesting channels – in English.

    From Bald’s travels in the former USSR’s “flyover country” there seems to be a lot of nostalgia amongst the impoverished and older people for “zee good old days” under the previous management. Our fugitive émigré friend would be horrified!
    When Bald visited Gorbachev’s home town he couldn’t find anybody to say a good word about him. :-). This, of course, is a natural human response and failure of memory that is nicely described in Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels… regarding the governance of Ankh Morpork, its major city.

    Interesting to see the places, with their people, that I’ve only ever seen on a map on the screen on the seen in front of me at 38,000 on the way to/from the antipodes.

    Flying, remember that eh?

  13. @12:24

    “on the seat in front of me”

    e&oe etc.

  14. The overall effect of the world’s reaction to Covid 19 will be a compensatiing increase in the third world’s already ample birthrates and a further and potentially calamatous collapse in the Western worlds births, as our young people, impoverished and deprived of the normal opportunities to meet and mix, loose a year or more of prime reproductive opportunity.
    The end result is simply an increase in the accelerating African and South Asian replacement of the white indigenous people of Britain, and Western Europe.

  15. Wither the monarchy when the Royal Cabbage presents himself, before or after the Great Reset.
    “.. For thee but not for me”.

    https://therealslog.com/2021/02/07/sundday-analysis-when-the-queen-dies-what-then/

  16. According to Sonia Elijah at TCW.

    2.25million have died worldwide from Covid to date while 270,000,000 people face starvation as a result of the global impact of lockdowns and restrictions…. it is hard not to see lockdown as far more destructive to the world’s poor than the disease itself.

    https://www.conservativewoman.co.uk/if-we-cant-afford-lockdown-what-chance-have-the-worlds-poor/

  17. Noa – 21:10

    Thanks for reminding us of the dreadful prospect!
    King Charles III and Queen Camilla.
    You know how to cheers us all up, eh!

  18. Meanwhile…

    China’s exploding non Navalny/LGBT related personhole problem:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzMjAnzID1U

  19. Margaret Thatcher in 1992 pointing out the flaws in the EUSSR project that would lead to its ultimate unravelling. Uncannily accurate predictions!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dEp4V1zCvA

  20. Marshall Roberts
    “… 2.25million have died worldwide from Covid to date while 270,000,000 people face starvation as a result of the global impact of lockdowns and restrictions…. it is hard not to see lockdown as far more destructive to the world’s poor than the disease itself… ”

    So it’s not all bad news then.
    Still, I foresee a black hand piteously outstretched in the now familiar gesture towards the greedy, expoitative colonialist West, whose fault it all is.

  21. EC
    The EU, Greater Germany’s 5th Reich and its 6th too will take an extraordinarily long time to die and it will probably be a bloody one too, dragging our own mini-Reichs kommissariat unto some reenactment of the Battle of France in the Baltic or Black Sea regions.

  22. It’s Ilford, innit? Always Essex where the accidents happen …
    Oh my Gawd I’m paralysed!
    Can you feel anything yet Darlin’?
    How many fingers are you holding up? Only 5?? No wonder I’m feelin noffink!

    https://youtu.be/3uM8bhLUyWY

  23. EC
    Camilla? Yes I’d forgotten about her. Still, as the Woyals as wont to do she set and institutionslised a trend of moving your former and current mistresses into your council housing.
    The Blond Inseminator shows that, having moved downwards the habit has moved back into the fashionable mainstream again.
    But your comment also put me in mind of another Camilla, who though she proved somewhat of a liability to the taxpayers, would glamorously decorate even Windsor dowdy peacock throne.
    https://images.app.goo.gl/fjENAYjVBtY3amcj8

  24. That wuz de week dat wuz.
    Down under
    https://youtu.be/617RqqY9_y0

  25. The hijacking

    This Captain Tom thing.
    He’d had his three score years and ten
    And then nearly half as much again.
    That’s clapped out anyway.
    In my book.
    No need to be reminded of it by
    The desperate virtue signaling Inseminator
    For the sole and wicked purpose of
    Defending the indefensible.

  26. Noa – 12:49

    🙂 That sketch was worthy of Beyond Our Ken / Round The Horne.
    Both programs, its presenter and cast all gone but not forgotten. All missed… by me at any rate.

  27. “Look them in the eyes and tell them your doing all you can to prevent the spread of Boris excretea.”
    In the meantime, spend it whilst you can.

    https://www.express.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/1394934/Rishi-Sunak-Capital-Gains-Tax-increase-Budget-2021-CGT-allowance-UK

  28. Inclusive or wot, unless you’re old, white, male (and dead).
    Here’s the very top of my reading list for the year.

    https://scmpress.hymnsam.co.uk/books/9780334060482/black-gay-british-christian-queer

  29. Noa @ February 9th, 2021 – 23:39

    You cannot fail to enjoy the book, Noa, but hurry, the price got reduced only by around two quid, it must sell well.

  30. Noa @ February 9th, 2021 – 20:49

    Hard to blame the guy alone, Noa, he has to get the money from those that have it, no?

    Who’s to blame is the collective of the Blond Inseminator & his team, it’s they that locked us up, close a large chunk of the economy, prevented the big wealth creators such as hairdressers and pubs from operating.

  31. Noa @ February 9th, 2021 – 17:11

    Good one, Noa, but will Fergus like it, that’s the question.

  32. Noa @ February 9th, 2021 – 16:34

    For a communist, Noa, Brendan is amazingly common sense. Should that worry us?

  33. Noa @ February 9th, 2021 – 12:49

    Hard to believe, Noa, but true what one of Baron’s current greats says, and indeed not just in the South.

    How will it end, if end it will?

  34. EC @ February 9th, 2021 – 12:07

    The girl was good, EC, no doubt about it.

    (Baron can say ‘the girl’ because this is how he remembers her).

  35. EC @ February 9th, 2021 – 09:43

    China has exploding manhole covers, we have asbestos cladding, EC, builders everywhere are good at cheating, nothing that new there. If only flying manhole covers were the one problem of the Chinese autocracy, we wouldn’t have to worry much about the country.

  36. EC @ February 7th, 2021 – 12:24

    The Chelyabinsk video was viewed by Baron before, EC, he ran it again, not a place one would choose to live in voluntarily, the guy has another one out about the Baltic state of Estonia, good also.

    Not only that the unwashed of Russia hate Gorby, they also close to venerate Stalin, the Georgian thug that built mostly useless projects on the bodies of the millions. The West finds it shocking because it doesn’t understand Russia.

    And please avoid exciting Baron about air travel, the clowns are now debating whether to introduce passports for overseas travels, arghhh What TF for? Baron will go for one when someone he can trust tells him how many old people died not of c-19 but the vaccine administered to combat the virus. One is told Captain Tom dies few days after getting the jab, rather silly of him to volunteer.

  37. This is longish, runs close to an hour, but instructive:

    https://vimeo.com/498442220

  38. If you have a problem with the platelets (that’s the stuff in your blood that does the clotting if one bleeds) read this:

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/coronavirus-vaccination-may-be-cause-of-rare-blood-disorder-in-at-least-36-people-report

  39. Here’s a topic that exercised Baron as much as it does Mr. Webb, freezings to death and maintaining the required distance between the two of us, Baron had a long argument with a compliant neighbour about the 10 year prison sentence one can earn for visiting Portugal, not telling the authorities, this iis so outrageous it beggars belief anyone could even suggest it, yet not much of any uproar anywhere, where the hell is the healthy core of Britishness when one needs it?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OcD4T6rY3o

  40. 10 years in the nick for an undeclared trip to Portugal? Wancock’s having a larf, innit?
    This judge thinks so anyway.
    https://youtu.be/EKaV2etj9YM
    Still, get yerself a dingy ride and you’ll avoid all that and get free 4* hotel too.

  41. Here’s a discussion you won’t find elsewhere, the. Hitchens v Hodges Lockdown debate. You may differ in who had the better of it but the truly sad thing is that such discussions are now as rare as a politicians honest expense submission.
    https://youtu.be/yjTk4djCveY

  42. Groundhog Day:
    Oh goody, another week another lockdown in Melbourne…

    In other news:
    Is it today, or next week, that the “Never Trumpers” in the GOP vote with the “Democrats” in the Senate to convict The Donald?

  43. Trump to seek political asylum in Moscow…

  44. Nice beard on Hitchens, Noa, fashionable, too, but Baron watched the debate only until Hodges offered to label the sceptics deniers, this was, as Hitchens pointed out, a dead end.

    You haven’t lived in a totalitarian society, genuinely totalitarian, a closed dictatorship, in a sense one couldn’t leave it, emigrate, it was a nationwide Gulag, and the most common way the opponents of the regime were silenced was exactly in the manner Hodges did it, labelling the other side, accusing it of something so revolting that there was no room not just for a compromise, but the right for the ‘deniers’ to have another say from then on, they were finished, became outcasts, got tainted beyond repair, contaminated beyond reprieve.

    In Baron’s life he experienced it at full throttle few times, once when in a large audience he scored on a subject under discussion until a ranking rep of the party said ‘that’s what a lackey of the Western bourgeoisie would say’, just this one sentence, that was it, nothing else was required, the audience was asked to vote by raising hands for or against Baron, they were all against.

    We seem to be getting pretty close to something similar, Hodges should have given specific examples of the sceptics getting it wrong, he kept repeating the scientists in the skeptic’s corner were proven wrong, but how, when and on what?

    We would not be in the shite we’re in, if we did what Baron suggested from the start, check the temperature of everyone landing here at all ports of entry, sort the OK ones and the not OK, wear proper two layer masks, the outside made of a washable stuff (cotton, ramie, silk), the inside layer of N95 standard or better, replaced each day, look after the vulnerable. That would have been enough to keep the speed of the spread of the virus low.

    Many of you will disagree, mostly on masks, but you shouldn’t, if we can protect against gas molecules wearing masks (the size of one gas molecule is around one tenth of the c-19), we could have shielded ourselves against c-19 with the double layer masks not fully, but sufficiently to flatten the curve of infestations, and that would have been enough.

    The first meeting Hancock held on c-19 was on January 6, 2020, he talked to BJ the next day, but they did nothing until mid-March, then panicked, have been in a panic mood ever since. By the look of it, if one were to believe what they’re saying now, the country will continue with some or many of the restrictions not just for months but years. That will cripple us.

  45. Could someone help, please.

    Baron was trying to post the following on the Spectator blog, he couldn’t get it through. Can anyone figure what was wrong with it? Thanks.

    “This posting of yours, Ryba, is far too factual, it says something about Russia only a very limited number of the employees at the Foreign Office may know about.

    In general, if one were to ask a member of the British establishment about Candiru (no pun intended), one would find he/she knows more about it than she/he knows of contemporary Russia. This o course has never stopped any of them pontificating about things Russian, adding a dose of moralising to it for good measure”.

  46. Baron – 23:33

    Maybe it was you mention of the “Camel Corps” that gave them the hump?
    or…
    maybe the Spectoid “moderator” had an attack of the vapours at your mention of the Candiru fish, having themself fallen victim? Probably thought that you were taking the piss? “They don’t like it up ’em” you know! 🙂

  47. EC @ February 13th, 2021 – 17:56

    You may have a point, EC, it’s a general disapproval that does it. Since then Baron tried to post few more times, different topics, all banned.

    That’s freedom of expression 21st century model.

  48. Here’s one that went on CW:

    Limit everything that releases CO2 ain’t enough, it won’t save the planet Sustenance as such with the capital letter S is the main culprit, one has to prepare the unimaginably large number of fields, seed then harvest them, get the raw soft commodities, the billions and billions of tons of them, processed, distribute then mould into whatever the market demand may require from simple bread loaves in the trillions to sophisticated cuisine in many a world restaurant, then collect and process both what’s left over as well human waste from the millions and millions of toilets ….

    All that must go if one’s serious about saving the planet.

    The solution the mankind must adopt forthwith is to nibble graze, we will have plenty of time freed from all the preparation of Sustenance, there will also be plenty of fields free of animals, like sheep, we will all go on all fours, nibble graze.

    Trust Baron, he knows, he’s thought this through.

  49. I thought this was interesting in conservative women.
    Sign the Climate Pledge
    All caring people will no doubt want to do their utmost to avoid the consequences of the climate Armageddon that is upon us.
    Now you can demonstrate your green credentials by taking a personal ‘Climate Pledge’ to ensure your future lifestyle choices help the planet to recover from the damage you have caused.
    My Climate Pledge
    I pledge to assist my government in achieving ‘net zero carbon emissions’ by 2050, but due to the seriousness of the climate crisis I will try to achieve this by 2030 through changing my personal lifestyle to the frugal one existing before the Industrial Revolution 250 years ago.
    I accept that China should be given a free pass on increasing its CO2 emissions and the building of numerous new coal-fired power stations until 2030, and allowed to continue to increase its overall share of global human CO2 emissions, currently 30 per cent.
    I accept that by relying on weather-dependent renewables for power in my own country that the provision of energy will be intermittent and more expensive and will need to be rationed. Consequently I understand that my usage of electric and gas will be controlled by utility companies through the installation of smart meters in my home and business.
    I accept that private fossil fuel cars are outmoded and shall switch to an electric vehicle in the full knowledge of the damage caused to the environment by the mining, often by child slaves, and processing of the materials for their construction, and that China owns many of these natural resources in various parts of the world.
    I am not concerned at the huge costs involved and appreciate that in order to avoid the Climate Emergency, I will need to make, at the minimum, the following permanent lifestyle changes:
    I will travel only by bus, cycling, walking or train. No flying except in an emergency.
    No spring water in plastic bottles, no imported food or food out of season when there is a local alternative. A drastic reduction in meat eating is needed, together with severe limitations on consumption of dairy and fish, achieved by way of taxation.
    No hot daily showers, an embargo on throwaway fashion clothes, no cotton. Infrequent washing of clothes in tepid water and no artificial drying of them should be the norm.
    Minimal home and workplace heating will be the norm, which will be combined with regular power cuts. There will be limited public street lighting.
    Drastic reductions of energy-guzzling internet and social media use, combined with a substantial reduction in the consumption of music, film and TV streaming services, especially in high definition format.
    I understand that smartphones and computers will be rationed to one per household. Such devices will be kept indefinitely and used infrequently.
    I will enjoy only one weekly cup of habitat-destroying coffee and curtail consumption of vegan foods which have achieved mythical status in relation to their supposed ability to save the planet. Many vegan ingredients come from all over the world, often by air and have huge carbon footprints.
    I will forgo endless home deliveries of fast food and items from Amazon which I can order at 8pm and will arrive next morning.
    I recognise that many modern comforts will need to be scaled back or discarded, and I aspire to become part of the 19th century lifestyle whose lack of amenities I had previously viewed with incredulity. By our lead, I believe we in the advanced West can persuade those countries not cutting CO2 emissions to follow our example and accept lower living standards, a shorter life span, poorer health and a reduction in our ambitions.
    I understand that that if the science is correct, after 20 years sticking to this Climate Pledge CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere will not have reduced from today’s level and that temperatures will not have dropped by any measurable amount. However, I remain willing to reduce my standard of living and that of my children and grandchildren to save the planet from one of the variations in climate which have happened regularly over the estimated 4.5billion years of its existence.
    Signed …………………… Date……………… Print name

  50. Rita Thunderturd says farting cattle are destroying the planet. Well, that’s good enough for me! Kill ’em all, I say. Let’s have one final giant summer BBQ and have done with the lot, once and for all!

    Greta is not too keen to call out the Chinese with it comes to environment devastation and pollution, strange that.

    Tumble Dryers should be banned. We’ve never used one. Dishwashers are a profligate waste of time and energy, and they are never that effective, Plastic milk containers should be banned, Milk should be delivered daily, in Jugs. Preferably big ones, warm to the touch ;-

    While we are at it, ALL TVs should be placed in the nearest skip. Electronic communication devices? Social should take place at the local pub, over a pint. Pubs with beer? Remember that?

  51. Baron,

    You are a fan of the oddities of the English language, Ne?
    I hope you enjoy this one 🙂

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ij5mw_eqKuc

  52. Baron,

    Navalny’s fugging underpants:

    Sorry, I’m cynical about so much the content that I see presented on YouTube… no matter where it originates. From Nathan Rich to Mr BaldandBankrupt.

    This young lady is a little older than Rita Thunderturd, very articulate, much better educated but imo just as naive. A former exchange student the University of Minnesota she thinks that their college system is great and graduates are fighting off job offers when they get their degrees – LOL. She doesn’t appear to have any understanding of geopolitics or the foreign funders of all the NGOs in Russia of which she is a fan. In another one of her videos she was lauding the BobDellingCat outfit and their part in uncovering Navalny’s acrid underpants… which as you know… triggers a CIA warning bell for me… on both counts.

    Ice Man Bad! She it not a fan of Vlad. She might hate whoever his “progressive” successor even worse! Serve her right if Nicky McKrankie, Justin Trudeau, or Jacinda Ahern took over and fugged the Russian economy up even worse!

    She has hundreds of videos up. She doesn’t like older people. Maybe it’s the generation war. She and her age group will inherit Russia eventually and probably fugg things up even worse!

    See what you think…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIIMrYH3RFQ

  53. EC @ February 14th, 2021 – 16:44

    For reasons that you are are aware of, EC, Baron disagrees with the young girl on virtually everything she says, you’re right her knowledge of the world’s limited, but she should be very much backed to say what she thinks.

    She visited the American Republic, liked it there, she dreams of creating the same in Russia, this is unlikely to happen, but she should be left alone peddling her take on things Russian or not Russian. It’s a sign of a society that’s vibrant, not afraid to speak up, searching for accommodation wit the future.

    For reasons that are obvious to you and Baron, demonstrations in the West are interpreted differently from those in Russia, any crowd that shows displeasure in the land of the Russians is taken as the beginning of the end of the Russian model of society. People in France have been demonstrating for months it seems to bother no-one, nobody would say it’s because Micron’s no good, he has to go, a replacement should be in place. Just the opposite of what’s said about the demonstrations in Russia. The same goes even more about the American Republic with many a victim created by both side, the authorities i.e. the police, and the demonstrators also.

    Here’s a clip from the TV station ‘The Rain’, women in Moscow and St Petersburg staged a demonstration in support on N’s wife (she left the country, is in the West currently, probably being briefed), unfortunately it’s in Russian, but the guy’s essentially repeating the same narrative that the women are there in solidarity with N’s wife, the line is hundreds of meters long, to show solidarity with N’s wife, other female companions of N, every women everywhere bla, bla, bla.

    The women he talks to say the same, there are also some men, he calls them provocateurs, one holds dollar banknotes, another hands out flowers … No police even though the demonstration is not legal, they have the same rule for the c-19 pandemic as we do here, not getting together for more than six people.

    Overall, this is again a good sign, Baron’s absolutely in support of such gatherings, even if, as happens here, the temperature is minus 14degC (or so the young guy says). the MSM poodles have never covered the demonstrations in Russia before to such an extend, but there have been many in the past, by far bigger than what’s going on now, the ones against the charges in the pension age were mammoth, not much said about them here because we’ve changed the pensionable age ago.

    https://tvrain.ru/teleshow/here_and_now/za_zhenschin-524610/?utm_source=Subscribers&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=dailynew-21-02-15&utm_content=notsub&utm_term=2021-02-15

  54. If you object to C-19 passports, here’s the petition to sign:

    https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/569957

  55. Baron – 08:59

    Yes, the lovely Natasha’s complaints about the Russian regime seem somewhat trivial when one considers that even mildly dissenting Netizens on “Youku” in Xitler’s China are shut down in five minutes and carted off by PLA never to be seen again.

    Natasha only has to wait and her generation will get to screw things up in their own uniquely Russian way. If I were her I wouldn’t be in a rush to take a leap into the unknown.

    Humanity’s folly:

    “Love Is The Delusion That One Woman Differs From Another”
    H.L. Mencken

    Much the same could be said about governments and leaders! “The King is Dead. Long live the King!” The new bloke is going to be much better than the last one.. innit.

    For some reason that reminded me of Kris Kristofferson’s song about a gunslinger, “The New Mister Me” which could serve as the swan song for any leader, especially in the political arena!

  56. Some who calls himself Bob3 has this today over on the CW blog site:

    So what good exactly is the vaccine?
    It doesn’t make you safe,
    It doesn’t make others safe,
    You still have to wear a mask,
    You still have to social distance,
    You still have to obey lockdowns.
    You cannot go abroad on holiday because the tour operators will have all gone broke along with the airlines, in any case under the great reset it will create far too much of a carbon footprint.
    You cannot go to the pub if they are all closed too and alcohol is banned for environmental reasons.
    You cannot go out for a nice meal because meat is going to be heavily carbon taxed.
    And you can forget about driving even if you can afford an electric car, there won’t be enough power in the grid and the power companies will cut you with with their smart meters.

    No vaccinations will not be of any use at all, except for government to control you and your movements.

  57. EC @ February 15th, 2021 – 11:56

    Seconded, EC.

    It’s truly a pity Baron cannot post few bits from over there in the East, it’s all in bloody Russian, debating galore, views aplenty for and against everyone and everything.

    Baron has togo out, will report when he gets back.

  58. Pen gate: It’s worse than we thought…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtzbcP9i3YQ

    Now that Biden is wearing two masks suddenly everybody is.
    Some wit (Mark Dice?) suggested that the only reason Biden started wearing two masks is that he puts a new one on every morning and had forgotten to take the old one off. He’s now he’s taking bets on how many masks Joe will be wearing by the end of of the week!

  59. Delingpole speaks with John Waters

    The James Delingpole Channel
    38.6K subscribers

    “John is just about the last real journalist standing in Ireland – he and James talk about rock n roll, the death of the mainstream media, the Corona madness and much much more..”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maw4WAR7fLM&list=TLPQMTYwMjIwMjGwkDNGTtIBWQ&index=1

  60. You will like it, the video below, EC in particular, Mr Webb’s right, the China’s claim to the South China Sea islands goes far beyond what the country should expropriate for herself, her Taiwan threats should not be left unanswered either, the behaviour in other spheres of the world e.g. in Africa is abominable also.

    The thing is though ‘Is it too late to stop China?’

    You may recall Baron’s argument that it isn’t Russia that’s a military threat to the West, but that it will be China getting rich, buying us up. Until the c-19 pandemic nobody had mention China much if at all, it was all Russia, Russia, Russia, still is.

    Not many American companies sourcing stuff from China have listened to the Donald, returned back to the Republic, on the contrary, they are expanding both the operations in China, as well the sourcing of the American demand e.g. Walmart.

    The Japanese Government offer of financial support to their companies in China if they relocate back to Japan has failed abysmally, only some 7% said they would consider it, the others declined fully, National Panasonic is even planning to move its HQ for consumer electronics to China.

    The reason for the behaviour of the Western corporates obvious is , Baron has said it many times before, it’s the size of the Chinese retail market, the 1.4bn retail customers still not saturated with consumer trinkets, which the eager Chinese unwashed believe would make their lives happier if they possessed them.

    Not many of you will agree with Baron, but he reckons we have to accommodate China, it’s too late to oppose the country head on, we have to first reduce our dependence on her (the Donald’s ‘MAGA’, the same for Europe) only then could we subdue the colossus that China has become.

    Counterarguments, please.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2D5DFv5Ako

  61. EC @ February 15th, 2021 – 17:49

    One feels sorry for the man, EC, not that Baron backs or even feels neutral on the man’s policies, philosophy, integrity … but it’s just that one cannot but look at him with pitiful sadness, he must be breathing only because he’s medicated, it must be awful for him, no?

  62. Apologies for the errors, truly sorry.

  63. It’s not so much what the man says (you can put the captions on), it’s the reaction of those posting below.

    It was e-mailed to Baron from one of his American friends who’s keen on Putin, would prefer him even to the Donald, this is an error of judgment, Baron reckons, Putin’s unquestionably suitable for Russia, they are a collectivist tribe (as opposed to one made of individuals brought together by a historic circumstance)

    ‘Journey Into Russia’ by Van Der Post Laurens explains the differences between the western and eastern (also African) tribes well, anyone wanting to get to decipher the Russian enigma should read the book, to get the differences on an individual level ‘The Hedgehog and the Fox’ by Isaiah Berlin is useful.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2kIIiC3EZs&feature=emb_logo

    (If there any errors, sorry)..

  64. Texas, and not just the Lone Star State other states also, are frozen, millions have no electricity proudly supplied with tens of thousands of turbines, solar parks prior to the cold arriving, not much on it in our MSM except for the Guardian.

    And yes, one may have guessed it, the rag says too it’s all because of global warming, a climatic change engendered by, who else, us, the non-caring humans.

    The rag says that the fossil fuel operated power generation also failed, even more than the turning contraptions & solar panels, the oil and gas fuelled plants are apparently also frozen, as are the transmission lines, half broken by the powerful winds sweeping the Republic’s south or close to it.

    What the imbeciles at the Guardian fail to comprehend is that the key failure is that of the ‘fuel’, both the rays of the sun and the winds are intermittent, they cannot be guaranteed to supply the necessary oomph if the winds are either too strong (Texas) or absent (Germany), the same goes for the sun, but not for the fossil fuels.

    One can repair turbines, solar panels and the fossil fuel generators, one can secure them better against the elements, that’s not where the major fault lies, it lies in that one cannot ensure the uninterrupted availability of moderate winds or strong sun rays often when these are most needed, no such problema for oil or gas, these two fuelling substances are available continuously, 24/7, plenty of them world over, and absolutely no intermittency there.

  65. Baron, February 17th, 2021 – 09:57

    Climate change: As I’ve been saying for at least the last decade the “real elephant in the room” isn’t CO2, it’s too many fuggin people caused by too many people fuggin!

    Vee need another war, a proper one this time! Either that or we need the boffins at Porton Down to come up with a virus that only affects the people in the enthusiastic breeding hotspots of the world.

  66. Baron, February 16th, 2021 – 12:20

    I’m sorry but I do not have one scintilla of compassion for the man, his family, or the rest of the disgusting cabal that staged the coup d’état last November.

  67. Baron, February 16th, 2021 – 12:13

    The government of any country that allows the production of any vital strategic supplies to be moved to another country is failing in its primary duty to protect its population. In addition to that, the export of domestic jobs and production to other countries to make a few cents extra profit on a widget or to cheat on some arbitrary carbon emission targets is equally harmful to its citizens. Also morally reprehensible when those countries exploit prison, slave or child labour.

    Added into the mix we have had the EU, for at least the last two decades, effectively stealing UK jobs by offering huge investment grants, and no doubt bribes, to UK companies to relocate to some of the poorer regions of the EU. It’s time that some of these jobs were repatriated by incentives of reduced tax or import tariffs to reduce the profits of the unwilling.

    All the sanctions placed upon Russia no doubt hit them hard but it also did them an enormous favour. The forced them to find new markets for exports and produce domestically that which it was not allowed to import. Even so, Vlad always had Frau Merkel and the EU cabal by the short and curlies because all he had to do was turn of the gas taps and Germany and other contries would freeze in winter!
    (ironic that gas would the Achilles Heel of the Wurst und Sauerkraut eaters)

    Is it too late to stop China? You have to bear in mind that China started planning for today at least twenty years ago. Long term strategic thinkers!

    Pre Mao’s “Great Leap Backwards” their favourite strategy game was GO. A game of simple rules but fiendish subtlety. It’s called 圍棋 (Wéiqí) in Chinese or 囲碁 (Igo) in Japanese. A great rivalry as to who is best exists between them! I used to play it in my youth. I have a few books on it buried somewhere in this chaos.

    I would like to go to Japan before I kick the bucket. Some fabulous scenery and food there, if we are ever allowed to fly again. Anyway, some years ago I was talking to a Japanese waitress (student) in an Auckland restaurant and asked her if they still played GO in Japan. She looked briefly puzzled and then replied. “Ah yes, that’s mainly/only played by old men now.” LOL

    Is it too late to stop China? contd…
    In GO a direct attack often only serves to strengthen your opponent.
    The only way to beat them is to out-think them!

    Cue: Yuri Bezmenov

  68. “Health inspector caught on camera dancing after shutting down brewery”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1Bj7J0kQqk

    This sort of behaviour is only going to lead to dreadful reprisals when the regime falls. We’ve seen these reprisals before in 20th century Europe. People dragged out into the street and summarily shot!

  69. “The Quest For England – Ten Reasons Why I am Proud of My Country”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZzb9-0faNc

    A good channel this one, particularly if you like Sussex.

  70. EC @ February 17th, 2021 – 13:59

    “The only way to beat them is to out-think them!”

    Spot on, EC, look how did China get where she’s today? On its own? Never, they’s used or misused our best to improve on it, we should do the same, use what they have, improve on it. The Cambridge Science park is going ‘all the way Huawei’ 5G to work on the next G or something that should, hopefully will outsmart them.

  71. The only problem with sanctions, other tools of an economic warfare is the enemy may get enough, switch to bombs, that’s what worries Baron most, he has a stake in the future, tasted the tail end of WW2, would not wish another such conflicts o his grandsons, the morons of the American GEs (governing elites) seem determined to push both Russia and China, Iran to the limit, there’s no telling what if one or the other or their proxies start something that will draw the whole world into it? Lunacy.

  72. EC @ February 17th, 2021 – 11:44

    Somewhat reluctantly, EC, but agreed.

  73. EC @ February 17th, 2021 – 14:11

    That’s painful, EC, whatever happened to us, and not only in America, the bureaucratisation of our lives has spread like cancer everywhere, the whole world seems to have been infected, the dancing to$$er doesn’t;t give a $hite, he or she, hard to say what sex the dancing creature is, gets his pay checks each months, the guys working the brewery don’t, but it was the brewery that enabled the prat to get his monthly pay.

    It has to come to an end, it cannot go on.

  74. Malfleur @ February 17th, 2021 – 23:23

    The appeal will be heard tomorrow, Malfleur, the curfew will very likely stay.

    Watch this, some useful stuff there:

    https://www.ukcolumn.org

  75. Are you ready to digest plastic beef? Baron’s lucky, he prefers pork, but give Gates time, he’ll will come up with synthetic pigs, chickens, fish ….

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_h-YczUQCo&feature=emb_logo

  76. The good burghers of Texas aren’t the only one suffering from global warming, here’s Sakhalin, covered even more by the snow, people have no electricity, are totally cut off, have their houses covered as avalanches break everywhere, pity the dogs, they are too close to the ground …

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isuLjJHFtNg&feature=emb_logo

  77. How did the sources of energy generation perform in Texas when the Big Freeze hit can be seen best on the colourful graph near the bottom of the piece. Had it not been for gas, coal and nuclear the good burghers of Texas would be ice-mummified today, almost all of them:

    https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/bryan-preston/2021/02/17/did-frozen-wind-turbines-impact-the-texas-freeze-heres-the-data-n1426208

  78. This video was sent to Baron, he has to share it with you, the guy’s pronunciation is Swedish, rather amateurish performance, but quite enjoyable, he also makes sense, which helps, and it only takes seven minutes:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJWMRvTTZqs&feature=youtu.be

    (that’s it from Baron, no more from him today).

  79. Baron, February 18th, 2021 – 22:15

    All read. That’s one of the best articles throwing light on “what’s been going on” with America vs China for the past decades that I’ve seen in. Well argued, plausible, and explains a lot. I presume that article is the summary of a much larger work, maybe a book he’s written.That being the case I don’t expect the author will get any coverage in the oligarch owned press or MSM anytime soon.

    Now Xi has his man in the Oval Office there’s no need to worry about what’s going on in China, “They just have culturally different norms” said Joe on TV recently.

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-takes-heat-for-different-norms-remark-while-discussing-china-human-rights

    With California elite #old# money and conspiring with the #new# money conspiring with the CCP China then most people in USA will be taking it up the arse for decades to come… unless there is an uprising. Not surprising that the DEMs want to repeal the 2A and grab all the guns. The November election was rigged and not surprising that Pelosi et al, knowing their illegitimate, have surround themselves in DC with barbed wire, troops and tanks. Always a sure sign!

    Amazing how the same four family names keep cropping up throughout CA’s relatively short and murky history.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trcSpd_YWIA

  80. EC @ February 19th, 2021 – 11:47

    On the Thirty Tyrants: Agreed fully except for the reason for offshoring, that’s the one key thing the guy gets wrong, the offshoring of jobs from high labour cost countries to China began in the early 80s, the Japanese high tech and car companies were the first to spot the opportunity after China opened up herself for inward investment in 1979.

    The Japanese set up joint ventures, the counterparts could be anyone, mostly regional HQ of the CCP, or the military (preferred as these ventures had fewer strikes), the Americans and the Europeans arrived later.

    The initial attraction of China was indeed massively low labour costs, and a huge supply of such labour, it has little to do with any conspiracy of the US governing class, this came later, at the start, it was simply the corporates of America and other high labour cost countries doing what companies have always done, it’s the judiciary duty of the management of any company towards the company owners i.e. shareholders to better returns on their investment.

    The corporates couldn’t have missed the opportunity of setting up in China when the country opened herself up for foreign investment because the move gave more than an attractive boost to productivity, the corporates were able to lower costs hugely, which gave them the chance to either lower their selling prices of hoist margins as never before.

    Even today, the differences in min wage between China and the US are striking, in the US min wage differs from New Hampshire $7.25 per hour to the District of Columbia $15, but even if one assumes (say) $10 per hour i.e. eighty dollars per 8-hour day, in China the min wage ranges from $120 to $180 per month.

    Someone on a min wage in the American Republic earns in day and a half the same as someone on a min wage in China. Add to that advantage the energy cost, about half in China as in the UK, and you can see why someone whose competitors make stuff in China can hardly afford not to move there also if his or her company is to survive.

    As it will take time for the Chinese labour costs to catch up with the Western ones we can only beat them on other aspects that make up the final selling price, to hope that many large companies will follow the Donald’s call to come back home is a non starter whist the cost differences continue.

    The Four Families saga sounds too good to be true, but true it is, it’s a part of the same picture the Thirty Tyrants guy talks about, the form may be different, the driving force is the same, business making money through connections with legislators, judges, high ranking politicians.

  81. Baron,

    Here’s something for the weekend, Sir…

    Mr “baldandbankrupt” out and about in your home town and being interviewed on Radio Prague (Český Rozhlas) in which he discusses why he does it and some of his close shaves. You will discover during all his globetrotting experiences where was he most afraid for his life. The answer may surprise you!

    “Czech This Out! ”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKjjBgfZG5Q

    Český Rozhlas? I went on to their CZ home wepage just for fun.
    No disrespect, M’lud, but Czech is an infernal bloody written language! All those squiggles, nearly as bad as idiotgrams of the far east, Even the hieroglyphics of ancient Egypt being simpler to master.

  82. One thing that appears obvious only when one joins the dots:

    At the time of China ridding herself of the Marx inspired delusion of communism (in the sphere of the economy definitely), opening up for foreign investment, the West, predominantly the Anglo-Saxon West, came to the view that manufacturing was so obsolete, so very much past it, with not much of any future that it had to be scrapped, abandoned in favour of services, financial services in particular.

    Amazing at it may seem, at the same time a revolution in long distance transport was under way also, the old way of moving stuff (mostly by sea) the old way that needed the loading and reloading at the points of the creation of the goods to be shipped, each package, bag or a box that can be handled by a man individually, then reloaded onto a ship at the ports of departure, then the ports of arrival … that method was being discarded in favour of containers.

    One loaded the steel box once at the point where the goods for shipping originated, took it to a port, loaded on a ship specially designed to carry first thousands later tens of thousand such massive steel boxes, unloaded them at the the port of destination from where a lorry, again specially designed for such lots took them to the customers.

    It may have taken weeks to get the stuff shipped that way but over the years, but it was deadly cheap and the system was capable of on-time delivery, the goods made in China could be delivered to a warehouse in the Midlands within hours to spare, the need for holding stock (an expensive item on a profit/loss account in any business) was reduced to a minimum, another source of productivity improvement giving a boost to margins.

    The making of the stuff cheaply in China would not have been that attractive for the Western corporates if containers as a new mode of shipping goods had not been invented, used increasingly since about the mid-70s.

    To sum up the rabbiting:

    It was the contemporaneousness of China opening up, the West intentionally abandoning manufacture switching to services at the same time of containerisation becoming the predominant shipping mode of transport operations that furnished China with an opportunity not of a life time but of all times in her history to pull herself up so spectacularly, no?

  83. EC @ February 19th, 2021 – 12:22

    Thanks, EC.

    Only this for the time being as Baron has to rush out (more later): The Czech Radio is liked, admired, listened to about as much as the BBC, all woke.

  84. The man was born a buffoon, looks and behaves like a buffoon, has a judgement of a buffoon dosed with itching ambition, but buffoon nevertheless.

    Why getting close to normality by June only, the bug seems to have seasonality attached to it, the sun’s out early this year, we should make use to it, why sitting at home, be allowed to visit just supermarkets and work premises, the most common enclosed places where the c-19 spreading happens most often, why not go out enjoy the fresh air, visit woods, parks, meadows, beef up on vitamin D, that’s the best natural cure.

    The lockdown should stop today, now, this minute, we already have 6mn people on unemployment benefits, the country’s indebtedness has never ever been that high in peacetime, the kids have never ever missed so much of education …..

    Madness, total and utter madness.

  85. This is long, quite demanding (it beats Baron most of the time), but it has a graph relating the level of vitamin D in one’s body and the rate of deaths of people aged around 60, the sample wasn’t large, but apparently the results are well supported.

    Beefing up on vitamin D would seem to be the answer, the experimental vaccines may well work, but they are risky.

    https://off-guardian.org/2021/02/22/synthetic-mrna-covid-vaccines-a-risk-benefit-analysis/

  86. If anyone’s still there this is an interesting development, worth your while if only a quick scan.

    It seems that the old way China had been dealing with the inflow of dollars from their companies flogging trinkets to the West (increased considerably during the pandemic) no longer works, the central bank no longer buys in the greenbacks, stashes them in the vaults as foreign reserves or buys US Treasuries, instead the dollars remain on the balance sheets of the Chinese commercial banks, economists are speculation whether the Chinese authorities may be preparing to allow normal people to buy foreign assets including houses overseas.

    Sorry to hammer this one, but you may recall the poorly educated Slav saying often in the past when every politician and the MSM poodles were shouting ‘Russia, Russia ….. Russia is the existential danger for the West’ that it won’t be Putin’s Russia that would threaten us militarily, but that it would be China that will buy us up. How ironic it may actually happen, it will not be just Chinese companies )often state owned fully or partly), but also Chinese individuals buying assets everywhere.

    One wonders if the policymakers here are even thinking about it, it would be perhaps too much to hope they will do something about it.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/economics/mysterious-111-billion-payment-gap-talk-town

  87. Baron, February 23rd, 2021 – 13:03

    Ah, but he’s “OUR” buffoon! 🙂

    I’m certain that the Chinese view most western leaders as either buffoons whether they’ve been bought or not. Even Sergey Viktorovich Lavrov who’s no doubt more European minded than his Chinese counterpart, Wan Hung Lo, considers the EU monstrosity in Brussels to be run by a bunch of buffoons.

    Baron – 12:03

    You are right about the Chinese. The property prices in Sydney, Melbourne and probably elsewhere in OZ are already skewed due to 1000s of Chinese buying property there. I wish one of the ‘tards would buy my house in the UK and then I’d leave!

  88. Baron, February 23rd, 2021 – 13:03

    Baron, you’re not living a double live spilt between homes in Essex-shire and Yorkshire are you?

    “Lockdowns Are Here to Stay! Buffoon Boris’ USELESS Roadmap”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWEdev5eyOE

  89. “Neil Oliver: The idea this is the last lockdown is a fantasy”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hb4ELnM9T-w

  90. Oh dear! It seems like Alexei Navalny (aka Novi-nuts) is having a bad week!

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-56181084

  91. You want your human rights and liberties? Who do you think you are?

    https://youtu.be/Pybec5mZxeE

  92. Germany made a deal with Georgia, the seriously impoverished country of 3.7mn people, mostly the old, the young have emigrated, over 600,000 to Russia despite the Government noticeable animosity towards Russia that contributed greatly to the impoverishment.

    The Georgians will be able to come on short term contracts to Germany to labour in agriculture, on the first day the registration opened (February 15) 53,000 Georgians signed up, they will get vetted, if they pass they can look forward to a working day from 8.00AM to 22.00PM for 5-6 days a week for 9.3 Euros per hour after food, lodgings and taxes.

    Says one of the political guys from ‘United Georgia’ “Stalin, the greatest son of Georgia conquered the Germans, but now thousands of Georgians are hurrying to Germany to get work to feed their families, what a poverty of our nation”.

    The paper this comes from says Georgia is also talking to Israel and France, hoping to sign similar deals.

    It seems then the Germans haven’t’t had enough immigration to do the heavy lifting for them.

  93. Noa @ February 24th, 2021 – 19:38

    Funny guy, Noa, but the message is correct.

  94. EC @ February 24th, 2021 – 15:35

    Not only that the lockdowns will stay, EC, we will be bunkered down 24/7 allowed to leave only if we manage to obtain a special permission issued after a vetting by a trio of the anointed, something similar to the ‘troika’ once tried in the USSR. Should work well in contemporary Britain, no?

  95. “… they can look forward to a working day from 8.00AM to 22.00PM for 5-6 days a week for 9.3 Euros per hour after food, lodgings and taxes.
    […]
    It seems then the Germans haven’t’t had enough immigration to do the heavy lifting for them.”

    Did the article say anything about the shower arrangements?

  96. Was it only a year ago that Boris meet the SAGE team?

    https://youtu.be/QdmH47VNiS4

  97. EC

    “…Did the article say anything about the shower arrangements?”

    Oooh naughty!

    In Thatcher’s Britain the message was to get on your bike to work, but ‘im Merkels’ 5th Reich’ its get on your zyclon…”

    I’ll get mein coat….

  98. In current news, in a rare moment of royal unity both the Royal Family at Buckingham Palace and Prince Harry celebrate the news of the new president of Namibia.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wL5sOKP5Aqw

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-16/the-sun-shows-prince-harry-wearing-nazi-uniform/9752022?nw=0
    All together now
    Hip, Hip Heil!

  99. The Snowden Young Lockdown debate.

    https://youtu.be/mpBdhSAmq44

  100. EC @ February 26th, 2021 – 12:43

    Naughty, EC, but imaginatively to a point.

  101. Noa @ February 26th, 2021 – 16:47

    Young is superb, Noa, but a fat lot of good will that do.

    Today, Baron learnt that Prof Ferguson doesn’t have even an A-level in biology (he admitted that on a BBC programme), he apparently also has no formal training in computing, medicine in general, or epidemiology. The ‘Lockdown Sceptic’ people had an expert to look into the model that has guided our response to c-19, the verdict was in one word ‘garbage’. The source: UK Column News.

  102. Noa @ February 26th, 2021 – 21:01

    That’s just the start, Noa, more rainbow killings to come later.

  103. Baron, February 26th, 2021 – 22:12

    Your language skills are better than mine. How many “S”s are there in Gassedarbeiter?

    The 2021 Spargel “mit alles” season is everything. It makes their diet of fatty pork and sauerkraut for the other eight months seem more bearable, I suppose.

  104. Who’s be a US Diplomat, eh? It seen that China is a really shit posting now that they have their man in the Oval Orifice!

    “China Gives Anal Probes to US Diplomats, Beijing Biden Reacts With Mild Concern”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BScTVHt1sLY

  105. Nigel Farage:

    “New Border Crisis strikes in Dover.”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGlIONIcwG8

  106. EC @ February 27th, 2021 – 13:42

    One cannot but have sympathy with anyone testing positive for c-19, EC, but surely Britain cannot act as a nationwide ICU bed for the world’s migrants, there must be one priority for the Government and that priority is the British people.

    Poor Nigel may be talking, making videos, but he hasn’t got the power to stop it, not even to give it wider coverage, the BBC and the MSM poodles won’t touch it, and sad as it is, the voters will still back either one or the other major parties’ candidates who will do FA about it. As Fran used to say ‘we’re fugged’.

  107. EC @ February 27th, 2021 – 11:15

    It doesn’t happen often, EC, but Baron must have missed what’s it all about, can you tell?

    And it’s Frank, sorry guru if you’re there watching over us.

  108. Here are two pieces, mercifully not too long, penned by someone called Paul Robinson, Baron hasn’t come across him before, one of the narratives was sent to Baron, the other he found looking the man up.

    If you were to read the stuff, just one point on the ‘Amnesty changing their mind’ article (2nd link below):

    Mr. Robinson ignores a key point for the jailing of N, it truly had nothing to do with his views in general, or on Putin in particular, he’s been advertising such views on both for years, almost decades, nobody has much bothered him.

    I has to do with the embezzling of half a million dollars from a Russian subsidiary of Yves Rocher, it was the sub Yves Rocher Vostok (East) that came up with the request to investigate the fraud (later the HQ YR claimed it wasn’t them, probably to avoid being branded Putin’s shills), but the initial request did come from the sub, the FSB have probably welcomed it, it suited them well. The sub certainly didn’t object to the trial, submitted evidence to it, accepted the verdict.

    Btw, the ‘roof’ (krysha) is rumoured to be Putin himself, not because Putin likes N, but because N’s standing amongst the Russian unwashed is low (<5%), amongst the other (smarter) opposition even lower, hence Putin, having nothing to fear from N, has let him to carry on making videos on anything N wanted to (often using the investigation results to sack people e.g. Medvedev), organising demos, making speeches because all that had been diverting attention from the real warts and boils Russia suffers from that the other opposition leaders wanted to focus on e.g. the pension reform, the staleness of the Russian economy, the worsening of relations with the West….

    https://www.cips-cepi.ca/2021/02/26/why-alexei-navalny-has-failed-to-spark-revolution-in-russia/

    https://www.rt.com/russia/516639-navalny-prisoner-conscience-label-amnesty-international/

  109. Apologies for the mistakes, typing too quickly, not checking again.

  110. Noa, February 26th, 2021 – 16:06

    Sorry, Noa, I forgot to mention yesterday that I appreciated your re-Zycling refererence.

    Yes it was the great, imo, Norman, Baron, Tebbit (*formerly aka “The Chiswick Strangler”) that urged the unemployed to get on a bike, and go a search for work like his father had done. However his advice fell on deaf ears as in modern times, unlike 1930s, thanks to state “benefits” the unemployed had no financial imperative to go cycling except for maybe stealing someone else’s bike in order to sell on and score their next fix of whatever

    (*) It should be noted the Baron Tebbit does/did have rather large “stranglers” hands. Just as well for him, as on 18/07/1954 he had to punch his way out of the canopy of a beached burning Gloster Meteor jet fighter. Norman was not alone in having trouble with these flying coffins.

    “A total of 890 Meteors were lost in RAF service (145 of these crashes occurring in 1953 alone), resulting in the deaths of 450 pilots.”

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gloster_Meteor

    https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/history/18216598.gloster-meteors-contributed-158-crashes-25-years-war/

  111. Baron, February 27th, 2021 – 22:18

    Frank would have been chuckling about this…

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/u-s-diplomats-china-subjected-anal-swab-testing-covid-19-n1258844

    The CCP will do exactly as they please now that they have their man in the “Oval Orifice”…as Frank used to call it.

  112. Baron. I’ve been making the point that the modern world would not be possible without containerisation for many years.
    It’s the key that unlocks everything else.

  113. John birch @ February 28th, 2021 – 22:07

    Agreed, John, the containers are the enabling technology in transport that cut the cost of moving stuff around substantially, in case of China, the benefits of their low labour costs would have been very much reduced if the shippers stuck to the old way of handling the cargo.

    Baron trusts you’re OK as is your family, just hang in there, things will eventually get better, one hopes.

  114. EC @ February 28th, 2021 – 11:01

    Thanks, EC, it was missed by Baron.

    Who would have thought that within 50 years the Americans vis-a-vis China will move from overflying the country getting 345th serious warning not to do it again to having their bottoms poked in, arghhh

    Not much of it in the MSM, one wonders why.

  115. EC @ February 28th, 2021 – 10:48

    But the plane looked nice, EC, compact, pleasing curves, almost cuddly.

  116. For all the CHW conservative Republicans The man who should not be king. If Adrian Chiles wants a monarchy what’s not to dislike?
    https://youtu.be/TGamLrHlikc

  117. EC
    Thank you for the Meteor link, I hadn’t realised what a death trap the bloody thing was for anyone unfortunate enough to be posted to train in or fly it. You would have thought the Mod would have realised sooner, before aircraft and flight crew losses reached a quarter of those lost in combat during the Battle of Britain, wouldn’t you? Still, where there’s a government contract there’s an excuse. I’m not saying that there was any bribery or coercion, or the possibility of loosing export sales, just as there wasn’t any lack of proberty in the Lockheed Starfighter ‘Widowmaker’ sale to Germany, where they lost 292 of 916 aircraft and 116 pilots from 1961 to 1989.

  118. A crie de wallet from ‘wur Katie’ about the forthcoming public robbery.
    https://youtu.be/5S-d9KJEQMk
    Short but not sweet.

  119. Erm. re my 13.04

    Probity, not proberty of course.

  120. Noa, March 1st, 2021 – 16:56

    Designed by a committee? Too many fragile egos involved?
    If left to its own (de)vices the MOD nothing would ever get off the ground.
    They always have needed a good Churchillian kicking, imo.

  121. Noa, March 1st, 2021 – 20:07

    🙂 The only “Apprentice” candidate that Sugar’s hatchet man, Claude Littner, was ever afraid of. She probably passes pure pickling grade vinegar. She is uncomfortably forthright by design. The problem for her knockers is that she is also often right.

  122. Who needs dentures to knaw the marrowbones of intersectionality?
    And who’d not be a Yoruba in Haringay or a Tower Hamlets Bangla?
    https://youtu.be/EUfDy9SRfSw

  123. Erm. big gnaw that last sp.

  124. Any republican Conservative reformers there?
    What’s wrong with our Constitution, how should we fix it?
    https://youtu.be/gw1ma2iO3TM

  125. Noa, 09-23

    The “septics” set off with a pretty good DoI, written constitution & the Bill of Rights etc. but something has gone “a bit wrong” since then. All branches of states and federal government are totally corrupt and are now clearly beyond repair.

  126. “Something is Desperately Wrong with Beijing Biden”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvlNzNBdntc

    … and his “team” are clueless!

  127. EC 11.03
    Yup,agreed.
    I’ve been checking the pig grease on my stocks of piano wire, just to make sure I’m prepared for the revolution…. Though others are also noticing change is in the air.
    https://youtu.be/5lXAA7ZOROc

  128. Noa – 13:31

    Many thanks, forwarded to a few not the many.
    That interview with Lord Sumption was outstanding!

    I really loved the reference @28:00 to the “dual” nature of the vaccine(s).
    I love dualities. eg. Light as a particle and a wave, not to mention the conflicting claims about the ROP, and many others.

    Save some of that wire for Prof. Pantsdown.
    Ta.

  129. Watching Brendan O’Neill talking about freedom of speech, wokery and the Merkel’s caused me to wonder how it is that ‘Spiked’, his communist organ is now a more traditional upholder of conservative values than Hislop’s Private Eye, which it has entirely supplanted.
    https://youtu.be/XsREckGboCY


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