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23 hours ago, Bombadil said:

In fairness, there are far more important issues to resolve worldwide than people’s health😂. Gary Linekar issues resolved so now they need the next distraction

 

It's exactly what Common Purpose thrives at doing, creating a 'toxic' workplace culture - "toxic" only for those who aren't "part of the club" and refuse/are unwilling to go with the 'agenda' - and blaming or scapegoating others for their failings.

 

The biggest 'problem' with the NHS is highlighted in one of the photo captions on that BBC article:

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UHB has an annual turnover of £1.6bn and is one of the largest teaching hospital trusts in England

The NHS is no longer a 'public service', it is a corporate behemoth, but its revenue stream comes directly from the UK taxpayer.

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1 hour ago, Grumpy Owl said:

The NHS is no longer a 'public service', it is a corporate behemoth, but its revenue stream comes directly from the UK taxpayer.

  

Yeah, it reminds me of public transport where many train and bus services were supposedly privatised but still need public subsidies to survive. The ownership was privatised but the finances are still heavily public. 

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Eleanor Williams jailed over false rape claims

"Preston Crown Court heard she inflicted the wounds herself using a hammer".

 

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A woman who falsely claimed she was raped by multiple men and trafficked by an Asian grooming gang has been jailed for eight-and-a-half years.

 

Eleanor Williams sparked protests in her Cumbrian home town of Barrow after posting photos on social media of injuries she said were from beatings.

 

But Preston Crown Court heard she inflicted the wounds herself using a hammer.

 

Williams, 22, was found guilty of perverting the course of justice.

A two-day sentencing hearing was told three men Williams falsely accused over a three-year period tried to take their own lives after being targeted and suffering "hell on earth".

 

One of them - Jordan Trengove - spent 73 days in prison, sharing a cell with a convicted sex offender after he was charged as a result of Williams' claims.

 

They had been on a night out in March 2019 when she was taken home after becoming intoxicated.

 

Williams later alleged Mr Trengove had raped her that night, and then on two more occasions, claiming he attacked her and threatened her with a knife.

 

The court heard he had the word "rapist" spray painted across his house.

 

Before Judge Altham began his sentencing remarks, the defence read a letter from Williams in which she said she knew she had "done wrong over some of this" and was "sorry" but added she did not accept she was guilty.

 

She said she was "devastated" by the "trouble caused" by her Facebook post and added "if I knew what consequences would come from the status I would never have wrote it".

 

She said "anything that happened in the community was not instigated by me and my family did not want Tommy Robinson in town".

 

Williams had given police an account of being taken to Blackpool by Mr Ramzan where she said she was taken to different addresses and forced to have sex with several men.

 

When police made inquiries, they found she had travelled to the seaside town alone and stayed in a hotel, where she bought a Pot Noodle from a nearby shop and then stayed in her room watching YouTube.

 

Meanwhile, Oliver Gardner said a chance encounter with Williams in Preston one night led to him being accused of being a rapist who had trafficked her and sold her to two Asian men, as a result of the accusations he was sectioned under the Mental Health Act.

 

Honorary Recorder of Preston Judge Robert Altham said Williams had experienced difficulties since childhood and had a history of self-harm.

 

However, he said her allegations were of the utmost severity and it was troubling there had been "no significant sign of remorse" and "no explanation why the defendant would commit these offences".

 

Describing her claims as "complete fiction", he said: "Unless and until the defendant chooses to say why she has told these lies we will not know."

 

The judge added: "She's gone to extraordinary lengths to create false accusations including causing herself significant injury."

 

Mr Trengove told reporters he did not think the sentence was long enough and that he planned to take action against the police.

 

Meanwhile, Mr Ramzan said he felt "no sense of triumph, only sadness", adding: "I'm not sure how the family and I are going to recover from this. Mud sticks and I fear it may take some time."

 

Williams was found guilty in January of eight counts of doing acts tending and intended to pervert the course of justice. She had earlier pleaded guilty to one further count.

 

However, last month she announced she had launched an appeal against her conviction.

 

bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-64950862

 

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On 3/15/2023 at 4:23 PM, Grumpy Owl said:

The NHS is no longer a 'public service', it is a corporate behemoth, but its revenue stream comes directly from the UK taxpayer.

Ever looked at the Guardian's job section for the NHS? Management this, management that. I'd love to know what the ratio is between pen pushers and actual providers. I suspect the NHS would be top heavy with the former. Same in the USA and it's medicine for profit model. For every doctor, there's at least two or three administrators above him. Moreover, the big conglomerates are hiring more nurse practitioners and physician assistants than ever before. They can write prescriptions, treat patients, and do just about everything a doctor can do, but for less money and cheaper malpractice costs.

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12 minutes ago, Bombadil said:

Was just about to post this....wtf? 

 

"Within a few years, Brent believed that the world was being controlled by an occultist, paedophilic elite.

 

He began to believe that every outrage such as war crimes and school shootings were rituals or sacrifices by this shadowy group."

 

Now he's done a complete U turn? 

 

....it gets better "Tackling conspiracy theories is "about having trust in our institutions and trust in our journalists to try and pull out the lies". 😳

 

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28 minutes ago, Bombadil said:

 

There exists no such thing as an 'ex conspiracy theorist', it just means no one has been arrested yet, and the theory is never settled until arrests actually take place.

 

Quote from article:

'Ultimately it was the rise of American far-right pundit Alex Jones and his insistence that the Sandy Hook school shooting was a hoax that made Brent question his own beliefs.'

 

A very subtle side ways move by this lying deceiving shitbag organisation, BeligerantBaalCrowd likes to think that the populace gets it's snooooz from the Aethernet or something, and had nothing to do whatsoever on promoting blatant lies and disinformation and therefore anyone expressing concern must be a candidate for a lobotomy to better help hide itself from inquiring minds, coz the koolaid don't work no more on the BELIEF system, and 3...2...1... you're back in the room, MEH!

Ad Hominem much, WINNING, :classic_dry:

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On 3/12/2023 at 6:25 PM, Grumpy Owl said:

Watch as doorbell camera catches man from passing car kicking nine-year-old girl's snowman into pieces

Footage captured the man kicking down the Dudley family's snowman

from: https://www.expressandstar.com/news/local-hubs/dudley/2023/03/12/doorbell-camera-catches-man-from-passing-car-kicking-nine-year-old-girls-snowman-into-pieces/

 

(This is also currently the 'top story' on the Birmingham Mail website, must be a slow news day)

 

 

 

 

Damn those 'whitey's' have a nerve, demonstrating and from peoples gardens and brazenly defiant of current trends of cultural enrichment, was it mostly peaceful, anyone arrested, nothing to see here.

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Man sent bailiffs to Luton Airport for refund.

A passenger sent bailiffs to Luton Airport to confront Wizz Air over money owed to him after his family's flights were cancelled at the last minute.

 

Russell Quirk said he was left with little choice but to find another route to Portugal which cost him £4,500.

 

After months of waiting for Wizz Air reimbursement, he went to court and ended up sending in the bailiffs.

 

Wizz Air paid up, apologised and said it "fell short of our own aspirations and our customers' expectations".

 

The company is one of a number of budget airlines facing county court claims against them, as consumer magazine Which? first reported.

 

The way customers have been treated by Wizz Air has been "shocking, shambolic and shoddy", Mr Quirk, a property expert from Brentwood, in Essex, told the BBC.

 

He had booked flights from Luton Airport to Faro in January last year for a family holiday with his wife and three daughters in the May half-term.

 

He awoke early on the morning of their flight to find a message from Wizz Air saying it was cancelled.


The Quirk family had booked to fly to Portugal from Luton with airline Wizz Air "There was no explanation, no alternative offered and no apology," he said.

 

"I had to wake my three daughters and tell them we weren't going on holiday - they were very upset."

 

With hotels, transfers and an airport lounge already paid for, he said the only viable option was to find another carrier, which the family took the following day.

 

Those flights, together with money lost on a night in hotel rooms and other expenses, cost him £4,500, he said.

 

On his return he tried to get recompense from Wizz Air, but he said it took almost two months for the cost of his original flights to be returned along with other legal compensation.

 

But, he said Wizz Air repeatedly ignored his claim for "consequential losses" - the £4,500 extra he had spent.

 

He took his case to the county court but said Wizz Air "ignored" the judgement made against the company, so bailiffs were sent in to the Wizz Air desk at Luton Airport.

 

"Their option was to hand over the money or the bailiffs would take it in goods - it might have been chairs, tables, computers or an aircraft," said Mr Quirk.


He joked that he might have liked a plane at home, but the company did pay him his money.

 

He said taking his case to court cost him about £180 in court fees, plus £60 to send in the bailiffs - although additional costs associated with the bailiff visit would have had to be paid by Wizz Air.

 

Mr Quirk said: "Increasingly businesses are thinking they can treat customers like dirt and I'm determined to eradicate that.

 

"My message is, where big companies stonewall you, if you persevere you can get what is owed to you."

 

A spokesperson for Wizz Air said: "In the summer of 2022, due to unprecedented levels of disruption across Europe and the UK which affected the entire industry, we fell short of our own aspirations and our customers' expectations.

 

"When things went wrong, we did not react quickly enough to manage the high volume of customer claims that resulted from this disruption. We are sorry about this and we are working to ensure that our customers' experience with Wizz is better this year.

 

"Since December, Wizz has paid all CCJs [county court judgements] where it received the judgment, and is continuing to work to settle all other outstanding claims as quickly as possible."

 

bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-64999557

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16 hours ago, Bombadil said:

 

i wonder if brent took the jabs?.....

 

There is definately a tricky balance that needs to be struck with looking at this content and then living a 'normal' life in that you end up living in two parallel worlds. When i was speaking to people during covid you could see very quickly where they were at in terms of their perceptions and then you are faced with the difficult situation of whether or not to say something that is off the official script and risk harming the mood or stepping over certain boundaries or whether just to smile and nod

 

The whole of life becomes like that. i don't think the solution is stepping back into line with the normies though. i think the answer is to swell our ranks until the majority of people are more in alignment with reality and less in alignment with the faux-reality that the BBC creates for people. I really think that mental health is to a large extent to do with aligning yourself with objective reality although that in itself creates degrees of stress because you then fall out of alignment with the majority of people who are still under the spell. It does take a degree of strength

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22 hours ago, Nemo said:

Man sent bailiffs to Luton Airport for refund.

A passenger sent bailiffs to Luton Airport to confront Wizz Air over money owed to him after his family's flights were cancelled at the last minute.

 

Russell Quirk said he was left with little choice but to find another route to Portugal which cost him £4,500.

 

After months of waiting for Wizz Air reimbursement, he went to court and ended up sending in the bailiffs.

 

Wizz Air paid up, apologised and said it "fell short of our own aspirations and our customers' expectations".

 

The company is one of a number of budget airlines facing county court claims against them, as consumer magazine Which? first reported.

 

The way customers have been treated by Wizz Air has been "shocking, shambolic and shoddy", Mr Quirk, a property expert from Brentwood, in Essex, told the BBC.

 

He had booked flights from Luton Airport to Faro in January last year for a family holiday with his wife and three daughters in the May half-term.

 

He awoke early on the morning of their flight to find a message from Wizz Air saying it was cancelled.


The Quirk family had booked to fly to Portugal from Luton with airline Wizz Air "There was no explanation, no alternative offered and no apology," he said.

 

"I had to wake my three daughters and tell them we weren't going on holiday - they were very upset."

 

With hotels, transfers and an airport lounge already paid for, he said the only viable option was to find another carrier, which the family took the following day.

 

Those flights, together with money lost on a night in hotel rooms and other expenses, cost him £4,500, he said.

 

On his return he tried to get recompense from Wizz Air, but he said it took almost two months for the cost of his original flights to be returned along with other legal compensation.

 

But, he said Wizz Air repeatedly ignored his claim for "consequential losses" - the £4,500 extra he had spent.

 

He took his case to the county court but said Wizz Air "ignored" the judgement made against the company, so bailiffs were sent in to the Wizz Air desk at Luton Airport.

 

"Their option was to hand over the money or the bailiffs would take it in goods - it might have been chairs, tables, computers or an aircraft," said Mr Quirk.


He joked that he might have liked a plane at home, but the company did pay him his money.

 

He said taking his case to court cost him about £180 in court fees, plus £60 to send in the bailiffs - although additional costs associated with the bailiff visit would have had to be paid by Wizz Air.

 

Mr Quirk said: "Increasingly businesses are thinking they can treat customers like dirt and I'm determined to eradicate that.

 

"My message is, where big companies stonewall you, if you persevere you can get what is owed to you."

 

A spokesperson for Wizz Air said: "In the summer of 2022, due to unprecedented levels of disruption across Europe and the UK which affected the entire industry, we fell short of our own aspirations and our customers' expectations.

 

"When things went wrong, we did not react quickly enough to manage the high volume of customer claims that resulted from this disruption. We are sorry about this and we are working to ensure that our customers' experience with Wizz is better this year.

 

"Since December, Wizz has paid all CCJs [county court judgements] where it received the judgment, and is continuing to work to settle all other outstanding claims as quickly as possible."

 

bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-64999557

TBH, you are kind of asking for trouble if you pay to travel with a firm called Wizz Air.

 

Still, he had to Lorraine Chase them all the way to Luton Airport to get his dosh back.

 

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7 hours ago, Sit down, Waldo said:

...'assist in achieving net zero outcomes'.

 

Fossil fuel is net zero in the long term, because it's only releasing carbon back into the atmosphere which was taken out in geological history like the carboniferous. Eventually it'll get taken back up again, if we're patient enough. 

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Scratched EV battery? Your insurer may have to junk the whole car

For many EVs, even slightly damaged battery packs cannot be repaired, leading to higher premiums and undercutting gains from going electric.

Reuters
 

LONDON/DETROIT -- For many electric vehicles, there is no way to repair or assess even slightly damaged battery packs after accidents, forcing insurance companies to write off cars with few miles -- leading to higher premiums and undercutting gains from going electric.

 

And now those battery packs are piling up in scrapyards in some countries, a previously unreported and expensive gap in what was supposed to be a "circular economy."

 

"We are buying electric cars for sustainability reasons," said Matthew Avery, research director at automotive risk intelligence company Thatcham Research. "But an EV isn't very sustainable if you've got to throw the battery away after a minor collision."

 

Battery packs can cost tens of thousands of dollars and represent up to 50 percent of an EV's price tag, often making it uneconomical to replace them.

 

While some automakers like Ford Motor and GM said they have made battery packs easier to repair, Tesla has taken the opposite tack with its Model Y, whose new structural battery pack has been described by experts as having "zero repairability."

 

Tesla did not respond to a request for comment.

 

 

www.europe.autonews.com/environmentemissions/ev-battery-damage-may-force-insurers-write-entire-car

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https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/aberdeen-aberdeenshire/5543056/a92-closed-newtonhill-bridge-of-much

This was a freakish incident in Muchalls, a well known hot spot for UFO's.

18 cars at once.

 

Today another crash happened at the same area.

https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/aberdeen-aberdeenshire/5546782/police-called-to-two-vehicle-crash-on-a92-near-muchalls/

 

I lost a friend last year to a crash in the same area.

 

I wonder if they are being spooked by sightings?

As a child, I saw a hooded figure in that area. Many others have too (something I only discovered last year and have posted up on here I think), as well as two distinguished orbs.

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Laughing gas ban ‘will not stop young people using it’, say experts

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A laughing gas ban will not stop people using it and risks driving it into criminal hands, an expert has said.

As part of a wider crack down on anti-social behaviour, ministers are looking to clamp down on the sale of nitrous oxide, despite an assessment by the independent Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) concluding it would be disproportionate to bring in an outright ban.

The Drug Science Scientific Committee is among the groups criticising the “same old tired drug policy” by the Government.

Meanwhile, the National Police Chiefs’ Council said it backed the move, as it would give them “the ability to seize and dispose of nitrous oxide”.

from: https://www.expressandstar.com/news/uk-news/2023/03/26/laughing-gas-ban-will-not-stop-young-people-using-it-say-experts/

 

I agree, this stuff is already regulated and these canisters are already illegal for those under the age of 18 to buy.

 

The small metal 'bullet' canisters people will often see scattered around on the streets are meant to be used in ice-cream whippers, those that caterers use.

 

It's the same with most other things, kids under the age of 18 aren't able to buy cigarettes, alcohol or knives from shops.

 

Yet many kids smoke, drink and carry knives. So it begs the question of how they are able to get hold of this stuff?

 

"Banning" doesn't solve the problem, as we can clearly see. It would be unfair on those who buy and use this product legitimately.

 

There seems to be a "naive expectation" in this country that banning something, or making it illegal, will make people stop doing it. 🤪

 

But if such laws are then either never enforced, or perpetrators given 'soft' sentences, its all utterly pointless.

 

It is illegal to use a mobile phone while driving - many people still do.

It is illegal to smoke on a bus - many people still do.

It is illegal to carry a knife in public - many people still do.

It is illegal to exceed the speed limit on roads - many people still do.

 

I could go on, but you get the idea.

 

 

 

 

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This will have its own thread no doubt, just wanted to share the news about an oil spill at Poole Harbour, and a link with updates and comments 

 

https://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/23413469.poole-harbour-major-incident-leak-oil-field/

 

It's sad to see everything being destroyed, and to think of the local people and businesses there. One comment referred to the sewage being pumped into the rivers as well. 

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Daily Mail tomorrow- sex offenders let off just by saying sorry. 

 

This caught my eye as everything is being done to destroy apologies and make them meaningless. Every 'political' drama now seems to promote the demand for an apology, which makes this headline a real double piss take. 

 

Going on relentlessly about sex offences. Making people believe that it's a bigger problem than it is, and destroying connections and potential relationships of all ages. 

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22 hours ago, allymisfit said:

https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/aberdeen-aberdeenshire/5543056/a92-closed-newtonhill-bridge-of-much

This was a freakish incident in Muchalls, a well known hot spot for UFO's.

18 cars at once.

 

Today another crash happened at the same area.

https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/aberdeen-aberdeenshire/5546782/police-called-to-two-vehicle-crash-on-a92-near-muchalls/

 

I lost a friend last year to a crash in the same area.

 

I wonder if they are being spooked by sightings?

As a child, I saw a hooded figure in that area. Many others have too (something I only discovered last year and have posted up on here I think), as well as two distinguished orbs.

 

to be fair the haar can be pretty bad along that stretch and visibility can drop. I've travelled that section in poor visibility and seen a bunch of prangs. On the other hand you have some names to conjure with near there like marywell and mary culter in the area and i suggest a mary leyline that runs west across the country, one of which passes through tobermory (well of mary) on the isle of mull

 

where did you see your hooded figure?

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Looks like protests are going on everywhere regarding something or other. 

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Consul General of Israel resigns.

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/03/26/world/middleeast/judiciary-overhaul-benjamin-netanyahu-israel-parliament.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nytimes
https://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-middle-east-65085001

 

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2 hours ago, Macnamara said:

 

to be fair the haar can be pretty bad along that stretch and visibility can drop. I've travelled that section in poor visibility and seen a bunch of prangs. On the other hand you have some names to conjure with near there like marywell and mary culter in the area and i suggest a mary leyline that runs west across the country, one of which passes through tobermory (well of mary) on the isle of mull

 

where did you see your hooded figure?

Aah, there is a leyline exactly there.

Could this be a contributing factor?

 

I saw the hooded figure in the Muchalls West village (across from the main Muchalls area) 

My friend had gone into the church to play on the organ, but I wasn't up for it.

She came running out screaming and there was a floating hooded figure behind of her that disappeared shortly after seeing it.

I'll never forget that. It was horrible. I questioned my sanity for a long time and then when I read last year that others had seen the same figure in the exact same area, I knew it couldn't have been a coincidence.

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