Thought for the day

"The growth of the Internet will slow drastically, as the flaw in ‘Metcalfe’s law’ becomes apparent: most people have nothing to say to each other! By 2005, it will become clear that the Internet’s impact on the economy has been no greater than the fax machine," -- Paul Krugman


Responding to calls from Labour in the Commons for him to clarify his position, Mr Shapps told MPs: "These turbines are now so large, they can't even be constructed onshore. They are so big, the turbines wouldn't be able to be carried by roads. They have to be put offshore."

He added: "These single turbines are seven football pitches in scope as they turn. They're not buildable onshore. It's one of the reasons why the cheapest way to build them offshore, to produce energy offshore, is to build these mammoth turbines which go together in groups of two or even up to 300."

Listen: The niqab and why it is a danger to society redress Tue, 11/29/2022 - 13:47

Dr Mohamed El-Doufani says the proliferation of the Muslim veil, the niqab, and its variants is an indicator of the spread of a pernicious ideology propagated by the Muslim Brotherhood and other ultra-reactionary Salafists, and why it should be of concern to everyone who values freedom and equality.>>

Pfizer CEO Blasted By UK Pharma Watchdog For "Disgracefully Misleading" Statements On COVID Vaccine MikeRivero Tue, 11/29/2022 - 10:09

You might think that an official rebuke of Pfizer’s CEO for misleading the public on the benefits of its COVID vaccine would be big news, especially given the fill court press by vaccine absolutists to compel people to receive the shots.

London Mayor Unveils "Crippling" Vehicle Emission Charge For All Of London, Despite 80% Opposition MikeRivero Tue, 11/29/2022 - 05:59

The low-emission zone in central London, within which motorists are charged £12.50 (€14.56) per day for driving the most polluting vehicles, is set to be extended to cover the whole of London, the city’s left-wing mayor, Sadiq Khan, announced on Friday.

UK Power Prices Skyrocket As Wind Generation Collapses MikeRivero Tue, 11/29/2022 - 05:58

Good thing the UK recently "war gamed" emergency plans to deal with energy shortfalls because a collapse in wind power has skyrocketed electricity prices, and network operator National Grid Plc might ask homes and businesses to reduce power use on Tuesday. 

The Irish government is now planning to criminalize hate speech and hate crimes, which is expected to become law before the end of the year.

So, who is going to make the decision on what ‘hate’ speech is?

Anything that the communist, socialist, or dictator regime views as offensive is considered hate speech. The definition of “hate speech” is an attempt to silence you.

Webmaster addition: The truth is hate speech to those with something to hide!

The UK Defence Ministry has confirmed that Britain is supplying Ukraine with modern laser-guided Brimstone 2 missiles, shrugging off Moscow’s repeated warnings about the risk of triggering a direct conflict between NATO and Russia.

The current size of the British Army is only sufficient if its goal is to “stay at home and tootle around,” Britain’s Defense Secretary Ben Wallace warned on Thursday.

Speaking to The Times newspaper following a meeting in Oslo with Allied counterparts on-board the HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier, the U.K. defense minister urged for the country’s defense to be properly funded amid concerns of future cutbacks of personnel.

NATO allies the UK and Belgium are at loggerheads as Belgium's green party coalition is using Brexit rules to block the export of critical nuclear arms technology to the UK.

The technology at the centre of the row plays a vital role in the maintenance of the UK's nuclear deterrent, with Belgium insisting the UK needs an 'export licence' to obtain it post-Brexit.

The British Parliament may start debating the Online Safety Bill again as soon as this week. The bill is a deeply flawed censorship proposal that would allow U.K. residents to be thrown in jail for what they say online. It would also force online service providers to use government-approved software to search for user content that is deemed to be related to terrorism or child abuse.