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BBC exodus: Britons overwhelm phone lines & website in rush to cancel TV licenses

BBC HQ
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FILE PHOTO. Headquarters of the television and radio station BBC
It appears that so many people want to cancel their TV licenses in Britain that the BBC cannot cope with the outflow. However, some critics suggest the broadcaster is deliberately hampering the process.

"We have more calls than usual at the moment, and they are taking longer to answer as we operate in accordance with Covid-19 government guidelines," a spokesman for the BBC told the Express newspaper, when asked why its phone lines were clogged.

The BBC is the primary beneficiary of the British TV licensing scheme. Anyone who wishes to watch or record live television in the UK has to pay a £157.50 ($205) annual fee. And the tens of thousands of people who dodge it face prosecution and fines each year - and may even be sent to prison.


Comment: Note that one may never watch the BBC and yet one will be forced to pay for it if they have a television.


Comment: Any state backed media is likely to be as corrupt (or as reputable) as the government that organizes its funds. And so, as it is, the BBC has proven itself time and again to be as untrustworthy as the government it clearly represents.

These days people have much more choice as to where they can get their information and an increasing number of them are becoming wise to the the depths that the BBC will plunge to deceive the very people that fund it.

UK television household name Richard Madeley recently spoke out against the BBC and its blatantly biased reporting during the lockdowns.

For more on the deplorable state of the BBC, see:


Toys

More libtard lunacy: Slate says Mozart & Beethoven should be called by their full names to fight 'sexism and racism', Twitter baffled

Mozart & Beethoven

Mozart & Beethoven
Calling famous classical music composers just by their last names can be "harmful" nowadays, according to an article published in US liberal magazine Slate. The piece was instantly mocked online.

Writing for Slate, Chris White, an assistant professor of music theory at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, took issue with how some composers, like Beethoven or Mozart, are often referred to just by their last names, while others are not. In fact, continuing to use such mononyms today could be seen as "outdated and harmful," he argued.

Comment: Slate takes bottom-feeding to a whole new (lower) level.


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NHS refused to treat elderly patients during lockdown

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A Sunday Times Insight investigation has revealed the extent to which the elderly were neglected by the NHS during the full lockdown.
As part of a three-month investigation into the Government's handling of the crisis during the lockdown weeks, we have spoken to more than 50 witnesses, including doctors, paramedics, bereaved families, charities, care home workers, politicians and advisers to the government. Our inquiries have unearthed new documents and previously unpublished hospital data. Together, they show what happened while most of the country stayed at home.

There were 59,000 extra deaths in England and Wales compared with previous years during the first six months of the pandemic. This consisted of 26,000 excess fatalities in care homes and another 25,000 in people's own homes.

Surprisingly, only 8,000 of those excess deaths were in hospital, even though 30,000 people died from the virus on the wards. This shows that many deaths that would normally have taken place in hospital had been displaced to people's homes and the care homes.

This huge increase of deaths outside hospitals was a mixture of coronavirus cases - many of whom were never tested - and people who were not given treatment for other conditions that they would have had access to in normal times. Ambulance and admission teams were told to be more selective about who should be taken into hospital, with specific instructions to exclude many elderly people. GPs were asked to identify frail patients who were to be left at home even if they were seriously ill with the virus.

In some regions, care home residents dying of COVID-19 were denied access to hospitals even though their families believed their lives could have been saved.

The sheer scale of the resulting body count that piled up in the nation's homes meant special body retrieval teams had to be formed by police and fire brigade to transfer corpses from houses to mortuaries. Some are said to have run out of body bags.

NHS data obtained by Insight shows that access to potentially life-saving intensive care was not made available to the vast majority of people who died with the virus. Only one in six COVID-19 patients who lost their lives in hospital during the first wave had been given intensive care. This suggests that of the 47,000 people who died of the virus inside and outside hospitals, just an estimated 5,000 - one in nine - received the highest critical care, despite the government claiming that intensive care capacity was never breached.

Family

How to be not-racist: A comprehensive guide

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You have probably recently come up against some ideas calling themselves "anti-racism." Nearly everybody has. Not only will you have encountered them, it's likely that they also will have taken the liberty of essentially telling you whether or not you are racist — and, more likely, why you probably are. One thing you will have noticed about these approaches to "anti-racism" is that they explicitly tell us that there is no such thing as being "not racist" or even "less racist." This is patently absurd, but because these ideas have gathered so much widespread support and adoption in recent months and years, we are now offering this essay as a guide to explain to readers how they can, in fact, be not-racist, which we also argue they should want to be and should be expected to be.

As it stands, this guide is very long. This is because we want to be very thorough and provide the clearest understanding of the relevant issues as possible while giving actionable steps you can take to become not-racist, if needed, and to be confident that you are not racist. Because this guide is so long, it will be broken into two parts. First, immediately following this introduction, a short summary of the major points of the longer essay, and then, following that, a considerable elaboration on each of these points that goes into tremendous detail and offers practical advice.

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Potential Bernie bro arrested in North Carolina now accused of planning to assassinate Joe Biden

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Democratic presidential hopefuls Joe Biden (L) and Bernie Sanders (R)
A North Carolina man who was indicted last month on charges of child pornography also had plans to commit a mass shooting during the holidays and assassinate Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

A federal grand jury indicted 19-year-old Alexander Hillel Treisman, who also used the alias Alexander S. Theiss, in September on charges of knowingly possessing an image that contained child pornography, according to the Daily Beast. When authorities investigated Treisman's electronic devices, they discovered a bounty of disturbing information.

Found among Treisman's social media accounts and devices were images of various firearms he owned, plans to commit a mass shooting on "Christmas or Black Friday," references to child pornography and child-rape, and multiple internet searches about Biden's home.

Along with this information, authorities learned that he had purchased an AR-15 in New Hampshire and travelled to a Wendy's within 4 miles of Biden's home. He had also written a checklist ending with "execute" and under one of his social media accounts he had posted a meme with the caption "should I kill joe biden?"

Evidence gathered seems to suggest Treisman had made tentative plans to leave the country at one point with a doctored Polish passport discovered on his hard drive and emails to a Canadian law firm asking about obtaining Canadian citizenship.

Comment: Contrary to all the liberals salivating over the idea that Treisman was a right-wing radical, this must come as something of a wet blanket:




Family

Police act against thousands protesting Covid curbs in capital including Piers Corbyn

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Thousands of people marched through London on Saturday in protest against coronavirus lockdown measures on October 24, 2020
Armed police officers have dispersed large crowds of anti-lockdown protesters at Trafalgar Square following a march through central London on Saturday, which saw thousands gather against coronavirus restrictions.

Demonstrators called for an end to the 'tyranny' of pandemic restrictions and voiced their opposition to vaccines and paedophilia, playing Michael Jackson's greatest hits via a PA system as they marched.

At least 10 people were led away in handcuffs by officers at Trafalgar Square, and Piers Corbyn, brother of former Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, also attended the protest who once again joined demonstrators after appearing at court charged with flouting coronavirus rules.

Sherlock

Flu cases 'drop' 98% around the world

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FILE PHOTO: It was feared by many to be the perfect winter storm, a nightmare situation that would push our health service over the edge: the 'twin-demic' of flu, which kills about 10,000 Britons every year, and a second deadly wave of Covid-19.
It was feared by many to be the perfect winter storm, a nightmare situation that would push our health service over the edge: the 'twin-demic' of flu, which kills about 10,000 Britons every year, and a second deadly wave of Covid-19.

Such was the concern that the Government rolled out the biggest flu vaccination programme in British history.

Thirty million people - 20 per cent more than normal, and now including all over-50s - are eligible for this year's jab.

Take up of the vaccine is already the highest it has ever been in the over-65s and young children, according to the latest reports.

There's just one curious problem: flu, it seems, has all but vanished.


Comment: Governments had to get their coronavirus 'cases and deaths' from somewhere!


Comment: Evidently a more nefarious agenda is afoot and reality and truth is being twisted to further it: And check out SOTT radio's:


Heart - Black

Mother died alone after lockdown measures force her to choose which of her children should be her sole visitor

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FILE PHOTO: Nurses spoke of the emotional challenges for staff, patients and families
A dying woman was "unable to choose" which of her children should visit her due to the coronavirus pandemic, a charity said.

The heartbreaking story emerged as a new nursing survey found families have felt "bereft of involvement" in saying goodbye to their loved ones due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Staff involved in end of life care said families had received terrible news over the phone.

They described how the woman, who was suffering from a brain tumour, refused a family visit because she felt unable to choose which one of her four children should be her sole visitor in her final days.


Comment: Clearly the state now decides the totality of people's lives, even up to their death bed. Considering how harmless the coronavirus is, this makes the situation even more abhorrent.


Comment: See also:


Eye 1

Big Brother is watching: UK's traffic cameras secretly switched to monitor millions of pedestrians in government backed Covid project

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A watching brief: An image from the Vivacity Labs website. The company says it is for marketing purposes only and does not reflect how the technology is actually used
Millions of people are being monitored for social distancing as part of a government-backed project secretly rolled out across Britain, the Mail can reveal.

In what campaigners call a sign the country is heading to a 'truly dark place', at least 363 cameras originally installed to monitor traffic flow have been switched - without public consultation - to snoop on pedestrians.

An investigation revealed that Vivacity Labs, the company behind the Artificial Intelligence camera technology, was awarded almost £50,000 by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy [BEIS] in June to 'improve the collection of social distancing data'.


Comment: This is how it starts, and it's always under guise of the public good.


Comment: The UK is fast slipping into a dystopia: See also: And check out SOTT radio's:


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Facebook has taken down/deleted organizing pages for Canada's top resistance groups

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A GREAT PURGE IS UNDERWAY

This is a grave message to all my fellow Canadians, and our friends around the world. Last night, Facebook took down and deleted the organizing pages of several of Canada's most prominent resistance groups — The Line, Hugs Over Masks and also Mothers Against Distancing (MAD) and a related Christmas Parade page MAD had organized. Yes, apparently Christmas is canceled and anyone hoping to organize a parade for children is an enemy of the state.

Let me please provide some perspective on what just happened, even for those who don't agree with the messages and actions of those groups, which are part of and central to a network of such resistance groups across Canada.

We are a very long way down the road to fascism now, my friends. According to Naomi Wolf's system, we're at about stage nine out of 10 for full fascism. We're undergoing a digital book burning at the moment with the deletion of hundreds of channels on YouTube and hundreds and hundreds of pages and accounts and groups on Facebook and other social media. I received a flurry of emails and messages over the past week from people shocked and outraged that Facebook groups and YouTube deleted channels in which people invested years of their lives, with thousands of members, tens of thousands even. As I follow the opposition movement closely, I can attest that the pattern is the deletion of anything that goes against official narratives. You do know this has happened before, right? Last night was the equivalent of Kristallnacht in Canada — the famous night when Hitler's brownshirts smashed the windows of Jewish stores and engaged in public book burnings.