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Mark Hodgson - interesting thanks for the lead

Harry Passfield - that'd be a useful move - thus far the self regard and evasiveness from the Rotherham plods has been appalling - whitewash erm... hardly covers it.

Feb 21, 2018 at 10:10 PM | Registered Commentertomo

Interesting thought (IMHO): If the Supreme Court can rule that when the police failed to pursue an investigation into two women attacked by Warboys, and that they are able to sue the police accordingly, how many Lawyers are going to descend on Rotherham where a large proportion of 1500 girls/women were attacked/raped by 'local' men which the police failed to investigate?

Feb 21, 2018 at 8:38 PM | Unregistered CommenterHarry Passfield

I've just finished reading "When China Rules the World" by Martin Jacques, and it was quite an eye-opener. His website is here:

Feb 21, 2018 at 7:56 PM | Unregistered CommenterMark Hodgson


I've not seen it personally - but going by tales told by those that claim to have witnessed it - the Chinese tend to set up enclaves with their own workers in them - Chinese run Zambian copper mines employ few locals and I was told that Chinese companies were importing their own labourers and treating Africans quite poorly. - a pattern I'd expect to repeat given Chinese disdain for the locals.

As I've mentioned here before the Chinese population of Gwadar in Baluchistan, Pakistan is set to exceed the locals.

Feb 21, 2018 at 7:53 PM | Registered Commentertomo

@golf charlie, Feb 21, 2018 at 12:46 PM

It would (probably) be necessary to corner or immobilise an elephant or mammoth, before trying to kill it with spears.

iirc tactic was similar to bullfighting - exhaust it with long chase, multiple spears/wounds, when it collapses throat cut.

Lions do similar by jump on, bite & hang on; eventually the number of attached lions is too heavy & prey collapses.

Feb 21, 2018 at 7:18 PM | Registered CommenterPcar

@Uibhist a Tuath, Feb 21, 2018 at 8:59 AM

GH - Correct. Correct on blazer colours too.

More here

Feb 21, 2018 at 7:17 PM | Registered CommenterPcar


Word of the Day

Schadenfreude if I'm not mistaken.

Several more helpings coming down the chute likely too as individual files emerge maybe (Livingston, McDonnell - Milne would be delicious)

I'd guess the dive!, dive!, dive! klaxons have gone off at Broadcasting House - I'll laugh a lot if Paul Mason has a file :-)

Feb 21, 2018 at 7:10 PM | Registered Commentertomo

Feb 21, 2018 at 3:49 PM | stewgreen

Toxic rather than poisonous?
At very high concentrations (100 times atmospheric concentration, or greater), carbon dioxide can be toxic to animal life, so raising the concentration to  (1%) or higher for several hours will eliminate pests such as whiteflies and spider mites in a greenhouse.

Carbon dioxide - Wikipedia

Feb 21, 2018 at 5:29 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

Possibly NOT fake?

Feb 21, 2018 at 5:04 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

stewgreen, China would like food security for China. China needs minerals and fossil fuels. China does not need to invade with an army to have a controlling interest.

The Warsaw Pact Bloc Vote at the UN is now over. The Chinese Bloc vote is steadily increasing, and no one has noticed. Is it a bad thing? Inhabitants of those countries are going to see economic development, reliable water and power supplies, better medical aid etc happening sooner rather than not at all.

Many underdeveloped countries were promised billions of aid per year, from Carbon Taxes etc via the UN courtesy of the Paris Climate Deal. I expect more countries will accept Chinese offers of investment, as the Paris agreement resembles Neville Chamberlain's "Peace in our Time" piece of paper with Hitler's autograph on it.

OXFAM are not currently aiding the UN.

Feb 21, 2018 at 4:23 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

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