Sunday, February 10, 2008
Forth crossing http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/scotland/Ministers-admit-bridge-target-is.3675940.jp#2378385http://www.theherald.co.uk/features/letters/display.var.1968081.0.Scotland_should_concentrate_on_renewables.php no comment
British Council in Russia - It seems the Russians have had the cheek to suggest this is a political rather than economic & cultural organisation. What a disgraceful claim when their office is run by Mr Kinnock Jnr whose undoubted expertise is all in the economic & cultural area & could never be accused of having got the job purely because of his political connections.
Britain will never have any problems so long as we can produce families of such amazing talent as to be able to fill so very many extremely well paid jobs as the Kinnocks. It was good to see on TV last night what a fine upper class accent the young representative has developed. It seems the Russians have had the cheek to suggest this is a political rather than economic & cultural organisation. What a disgraceful claim when their office is run by Mr Kinnock Jnr whose undoubted expertise is all in the economic & cultural area & could never be accused of having got the job purely because of his political connections.
"...what has gone wrong with modern government. A large number of people drawing generous salaries from the state sit round endless discussing a problem which has obvious solutions" John Redwood
"Ethical foreign policy" http://www.johnredwoodsdiary.com/2008/01/18/mr-brown-should-curb-public-spending-not-go-begging-for-cash-from-sovereign-welath-funds/#comments
"Non-traditional" housing means you can't get a mortgage http://scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com/scotland/3500-flat-goes-on-sale.3691661.jp
Glasgow crossrail price out of control too http://www.theherald.co.uk/news/news/display.var.1979705.0.0.php
Anti-EU "extremists" http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/letters/If-the-EU-is-so.3695554.jp
Accepting bad government http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/letters/Having-a-say-on-trams.3695558.jp
Northen Rock should be an 'orrible warning not a precedent for helping the next overextended bank http://www.johnredwoodsdiary.com/2008/01/21/bbc-misreads-the-rock-crisis/#comments
EU referendum http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/comment/Burning-issue-Should-Britain-hold.3699572.jp
Squinty Bridge collapse - Clearly the workmanship has been shoddy - bridges like this do not immediately collapse in any part of the world not run by what is known as crony capitalism . For the same company to be involved in 2 major recent Scots construction failures is disgraceful.
I have expressed dismay before that the new Forth crossing is going to cost 13 times, after inflation, what the last one did & 100 times what a tunnel should cost. It seems that we are not only paying fa above the ods for construction but are getting jerry building for it.
May I also express dismay at the failure of the Scottish media to report on the incompetence/corruption we all know has been endemic in Scottish politics for generations?. Where are the journalists who think their job is something more than rewriting press releases?
Windmill farm on Lewis rejected hhttp://www.theherald.co.uk/news/news/display.var.1996516.0.An_island_divided_the_battle_over_plans_to_build_a_giant_wind_farm.php http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/letters/Wind-farm-offers-hope.3714008.jp
We did claim to PROVE in the Nuremburg trials that planning an unprovoked aggreesive war was a war crime - we certainly proved that the British state accepts it as such. This means, as a matter of law, one of 2 things: that those who engaged in such war crimes are guilty of criminal activity & will be prosecuted or else that the British judicial system is wholly corrupt.
The Kosovo war was not supported by the UN - this is a simple statement of fact. I suggest you check & then withdraw. The fact is that Kosovo has been "cleansed" 350,000 humans under NATO rule. Under direct British authority at least 210 people were deliberately murdered in the Dargodan Massacre & numerous other smaller instances of genocide occurred. The war was carried out, quite deliberately, to support a KLA organisation known to be engaged in genoocide . This again is a matter of record. Genocide on a, probabnly, greater extent occurred in the "cleansing" of Krajina by the Croatian Nazis, carried out under NATO officers & with NATO military support.
"Lets put things in perspective" - can you seriously suggest that anyhting done by our al Quaeda ex-friends on 9/11 was remotely as murderous as the various things the NATO leaders have done over the years in Yugoslavia?
Nuclear decommissioning http://www.theherald.co.uk/news/news/display.var.2003619.0.0.php
John Redwood on a modern rail systyem http://www.johnredwoodsdiary.com/2008/01/30/can-anyone-make-the-train-take-the-strain/#comment-16856
Tories going for Redwood's economic reforms http://www.johnredwoodsdiary.com/2008/02/03/time-to-cut-taxes-and-spending/#comment-16911
Kosovo - new EU Occuption Force readying for "independence" http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/world/EU-clears-way-for-Kosovo.3742531.jphttp://thescotsman.scotsman.com/world/Independence--move--brings.3757942.jp
Eigg "renewables" costings given http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/letters/Costly-electrification.3746656.jphttp:http://www.theherald.co.uk/features/letters/display.var.2021367.0.0.php http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/letters/Island39s-power-of-good.3746672.jp
Game theory, politics & the FTPTP 2 party system http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/comment/Cooperation-or-betrayal-It39s-not.3746882.jp#2450866
When somebody says they have a wonderful profit making investment opportunity it is wise to be cautious. When they say they have a wonderful profit making opportunity that they need the taxpayer to subsidise because no real investor is interested .... run. Though to be fair I want government to fund X-prizes
Warming & those who dare to lecture alarmist experts http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/letters/Keeping-quiet-on-climate.3752245.jp#2457131
Automated rail http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/comment/Rail-link-will-do-more.3757978.jp#2460078
Kosovo (excluding 1 Albanian everybody is pretty much of the same view) http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/world/Independence--move--brings.3757942.jp
Leading Scottish economist speaks out on how to improve our economy & a lot of it is similar to what I said
Is this sort of censorship common in the British media?
I suspect the same applies in other NATO countries.