Info and forum posts by 'alfie noakes'
Joined on: Saturday, 29th December 2001, 21:40, Last used: Friday, 6th September 2013, 13:54
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About this user: Calm down girls... he ugly.
This user has posted a total of 4529 messages. On average, since joining, this user has posted 0.67 messages a day, or 4.66 messages a week. In the last 30 days, this user has posted 25 messages, which is on average 0.83 messages a day.
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"There are laws and policies in place to stop precisely this sort of thing. Single source for something like this, that isn't even fit for purpose. Wow."
From Jo Maugham's thread:
Govt bypassed normal procurement procedures that exist to guard against waste and cronyism to buy its entire predicted annual consumption – at elevated pandemic levels – of FFP2 facemasks from one adviser/supplier
What sort of financial loss does this represent? We calculate between £156m and £177m of public funds. On a single contract - entered into with the vehicle of one of Liz Truss' advisers.
John Amaechi does a rather good job of explaining 'white privilege' (with short video).
There's a good chance, as a white person watching this, your life is already hard. Every day you have to overcome some difficulty or challenge just to get by, but you can still have white privilege. White privilege doesn't mean you haven't worked hard or you don't deserve the success you've had. It doesn't mean that your life isn't hard or that you've never suffered. It simply means that your skin colour has not been the cause of your hardship or suffering.
See this twitter thread (if you already haven't):
Jo Maugham QC (Good law project) suing govt over this. And thank God someone is or they'd just do their usual 'move on' and get away with it.
I think there was a New Zealand spin-off from the original WWDITS film, Wellington Paranormal, featuring the hapless cops who cameo in the film. Have been waiting to see if that turns up on UK TV.
Hey, I really don't blame you for deleting the thread and I was never really worried about any libel threat it was kind of meant as a genuine bit of mischief. I've no idea of who was arrested any more than any of the other social media speculators.
Appreciate sensitivity over this, and fair enough if thread was deleted, but no-one was accused of anything here and the arrest wasn't even mentioned or referred to. It's mischievous, yes, but libellous or prejudicial, that's a bit of a stretch.
I am genuinely unsure of what the rules are right now for the general UK population.
Si Wooldridge says...
"Odd how it's always the Russians influencing the opposite to what you all believe."
I only mentioned Russia because they had been brought up earlier in relation to this. But Russia are a genuine threat. They've murdered people on UK soil. What did we do about it?
They do and have manipulated campaigns, as highlighted in the Russia Report. Because of their lack of financial clout (smaller GDP than Italy which might surprise a few people), their only method of influence is as a disrupter. Create chaos and division in their enemies because they can't outspend us (as China can and is doing).
You probably didn't watch the 3 min video. But I'd really urge you to do so (and anyone reading this who hasn't seen it). Explains so much. It just shows how smart people with money and motivation can steal elections and shows exactly how they did that with their 'Do So' campaign in Trinidad. The campaign urged young people to turn their back on the election and withhold their vote. Sound familiar? It should worry everyone.
Now Trump is calling for a delay in the vote! He's know's he's gonna lose and he's pulling the "it's all rigged" gambit.
This item was edited on Thursday, 30th July 2020, 13:30
Si Wooldridge says...
"Really? It can't just be that former Democrat voters have had a damascene conversion? Everything negative has to be Russian influenced?
Have you watched any of the videos of these people explaining why they have decided to #WalkAway?"
I'm guessing you haven't' seen The Great Hack.
To think that a 'walkaway' campaign is a legitimate position is utterly laughable. There will definitely be bad actors behind it, whether it be Russia or whoever. It may look genuine and heartfelt but people are simply being manipulated into doing exactly what the GOP want: get people not to vote cos higher vote numbers always hurts Republicans
I'm massively relieved that people now have to wear masks (save for the odd #nevermasks c***) instead of just the 1 in 20 of us who used to bother down my local Aldi. Now they just need to be trained to wear shirts.
This item was edited on Tuesday, 28th July 2020, 22:51
Watched it 'by accident' (saw trailers, didn't fancy it - not in mood for anything too depressing right now) but got drawn in and admit that it was brilliant.
Definitely worth having. My sister usually pays to have her whole family inoculated.
It really is just a tiny prick (...). They have a real conveyor system at my doctors, usually on a saturday. You aren't in there more than a couple of minutes.
It's had some bad publicity in the past with the Tamiflu debacle, but I trust medicine and science enough to appreciate the major benefits of not being wiped out by nature.
Andy c says...
"Once the flu season kicks in then there will initially be no difference in being able to tell who has Covid and who has flu. Most of the symptoms are identical so extra flu innoculations are being offered this year just in case a spike does occur"
I've been eligible for free flu jab for last couple of years (thanks to new diagnosis of asthma) and it's very easy and quick. Hopefully others will now take up this opportunity - it's an absolute no-brainer - but it's quite likely there'll be a new push by the anti-vaxer nut-jobs...
Andy c says...
"The paramedic who lost his sense of smell and taste after conrtacting it at the end of February is finally starting to get it back. It has taken this long. All very wierd, and he says it is still only just coming back incredibly slowly."
Even lots of previously healthy people reporting serious longer term probs with so called 'long covid'.
Andy c says...
"The irony is Tim suffered a stroke and cardiac arrest at the same time some years ago which left him almost paralysed and in constant pain"
Yes, I remember this. Shamefully admit that I assumed he had already died.
Can't really pretend that I'm any sort of a real fan, but thought this was a good excuse to post the video to their mad, fantastic, Mulligan & O'Hareish song Tarred & Feathered.
Si Wooldridge says...
"I suspect this is another report that people are eagerly awaiting that won't give them the narrative they're looking for..."
The narrative from the Russia report is clearly that our govt and a large part of the Tory party (now purged of all those who ever dared speak against the right-wing zealots) is weak, self-serving, venal, corrupted and incompetent.
Jitendar Canth says...
"including using the publication of this report to bury the fact that yesterday they voted down every amendment to protect our food standards, our NHS, and MP scrutiny of future trade deals, leaving us wide open to that chlorinated chicken crap from the US..."
And BTW, this can't be repeated enough. "Sovrinteeeeeeee..."
Jitendar Canth says...
"But after Litvinenko died, the Labour government had four years to do something before they were voted out of office. They were just as in thrall to the Russian oligarchy as the Tory scum."
I don't disagree. A lot of dodgy Russian money has greased a lot or palms, not just Tories. They are, however, just so good at it - world beating, you might say.
Or is it really the 'avoid trying to find anything that makes us look bad' report
The UK government "actively avoided" looking for Russian interference during the EU referendum, says a group of MPs
Well, I suppose we're a country that literally let's Russia get away with murder on our shores with barely a slap on the wrist.
We are pathetic and they are laughing at us whilst bribing their way through the Tory party.
When Litvinenko was murdered Theresa May was apparently worried about losing Russian money in the City so made sure we went easy on them.
We are an international embarrasment.
I'm just relieved that we don't have to rely on trade with China because our economy is doing so well
An addendum to this, I read that Lisa Marie Presley's son has just died at age 27 (she was married to MJ for a short while you might remember).
I don't know who is behind the parody Mark Francois twitter account (@MarkFrancois12 - well worth a follow) but it's some sort of comedy genius and can't just be a civilian. Anyway, he has a long-running Samuel Pepys style diary and this brilliant clip below is an animated snippet
"In that era before politically correctness. Still think 'Blazing saddles' is the best for laughs"
The film where the black sheriff constantly turns over the dumb white racist folk of the hick frontier town? Mel Brooks really managed to keep the politics out of that one!
"Can someone tel me why Israel and recently Australia are in the Eurovision contest. I am sure both countries are not in the Euro zone"
Because it's not a European only song contest. It's a European hosted song contest. They can invite anyone they want into it. It never was only open to European countries, this is a perennial misinterpretation.
Without constantly going into specifics and justifications, you either believe the vast majority of black people who say they experience constant 'othering' in UK/western society, or you don't. I choose to believe them.
If you don't want to believe them, you will easily find some ready made reasons why they deserved eveything they got.
I have seen this, I am not a Eurovision fan. It's absolutely an OK film. A bit odd, but entirely fine.
The songs are supposed to be caricatures of Eurovision songs but would absolutely not be out of place in the real thing.
The most ludicrous notion in the film is that the contest is being held in Edinburgh, meaning that a UK act must have won in the previous year. Ridiculous.
One of the Icelandic Eurovision comittee is played by Ólafur Darri Ólafssonan (a real Icelandic person) He plays the boyfreind of Maria Bamford's character in the brilliantly mad sitcom Lady Dynamite. This is of no interest to anyone but me but I just had to say it out loud...
"thanks to Graham Norton's introduction, a massive fan of the ESC, so he wrote a movie about it."
Ferrell's wife is Swedish so this may also have a lot to do with it. I know he goes to Sweden a lot. Sweden take Eurovision quite seriously.
This item was edited on Tuesday, 7th July 2020, 11:05
Jitendar Canth says...
"So the question, why isn't this a national scandal?"
We need to put the daily death toll victims, put them in a plane and crash it into St Paul's Cathedral every day.
Viewtiful Mark says...
"I heard an interesting thing the other day. A nurse apparently, noticed that every other test her hospital was sending away for Covid was coming back positive. So, as an experiment, she sent away two tests that hadn't actually been used on anyone. Both came back positive."
I absolutely despair.
Constant bullshit conspiracies, constant misinformation with zero proof.
Have a look at the actual excess death figures. They are real. Real people are dying in large numbers.
Sometimes I wish we'd just open up the country completely and then the reality would really come home to some people because a big, unignorable chunk of the population would die. Just have a look at how well that's working out for America. The disease is close to rampant, and that's with a partial lockdown.
Humanity is f***ed.