Documenting from Scotland the rise of the One World King; the "masonic" Sun God.

Friday 31 August 2007

Back in a week or so.

BBC TV News Review - Thursday 30th August

It was Huw Edwards as host again on the BBC News at 10 last night where we began with Gordon Brown and public sector worker pay rises; this issue being brought on by the wildcat prison officers strike on Wednesday. We saw Gordon speaking, he told of inflation and interest rates and how he would do nothing to place Britain's economy at risk.

We heard reference to the police, NHS workers and "the tide has turned" before we oursleves turned - to Evan Davies for his opinion - which amounted to "money is far tighter". Nick Robinson, the BBC chief political officer was back to advise that he felt Gordon was standing strong on this pay rise issue - "no hint of suggestion that he had abandoned his strategy because of what was an illegal prison officers strike" although told of concerns over coordinated strikes and militant union action.

Our children followed, as we were told that writing standards have fallen for seven year olds in education. We saw debate as to the root cause of this; no one seemed to know, however we were assured that government "investment" has in fact increased, yet paradoxically, our children appear to become less educated.

Virginia Tech massacre was next, debate over whether the authorities were too slow to act. Images of the gunman were shown as we heard "the guy showed signs of madness." We were treated to a full run down of the story before hearing that a major problem in todays society seems to be "how to distinguish weirdo from dangerous."

Anthony Barron, a 54 year old paedophile from Oxford was jailed for life yesterday, found guilty of 89 offences.

Another soldier killed in Afghanistan

Iraq followed and we heard of fears of poverty, "millions have lost homes", "millions are displaced with no food" and "no where to go but the gutter". We saw shanty tent towns and heard of hunger, thirst and threat of disease. However, it appears that the temporary camps are now full and therefore closed - "hardly paradise".

We were asked to compare the situation with "African levels of poverty" and again, this entire shambles is being blamed on religious division, although we were told it was not a problem before the military action began. We closed with reference to "the youngest and oldest are most vulnerable" before images of starving infants and disease crippled pensioners were shown to remind us what they look like.

Coming up though - Princess Di

To warm us up though we had time for a measles scare and heard of the MMR vaccine and "wealth of research" before images of loveable infants were shown. It seems that there is a "cohort of children" who have not partaken in their MMR booster jag and this is proving to be a "continous threat of serious outbreak".

The skin healing cream, Savlon, has been withdrawn from the shelves of several leading stores afer fears of deliberate contamination by animal right activists.

Pakistan followed, as we heard of unstabiltity within the country and how in fact this issue is "vital to our security," here, in the UK. Talk was of al-Quaeda and "lawless regions". Quite a long feature.

The divorce rate in this country has fallen over the last twenty years; as has the marriage count, reference was made to the "informality of divorces." Seemed a pointless story though.

Then again, perhaps not, because it was time for the promised famous divorcee though, as details of a new survey were revealed - 40% say the Royal Family are in touch with the rest of us, 56% say they are not. We heard the Queen, speaking shortly after Diana's death and noting there were "lessons to be learned." A former employee of Her Majesty, spoke of how these changes had in fact been carried out "in a very British, undiscussed way". To confirm these alterations, we saw HRM meeting Bob the Builder and visiting a McDonalds hamburger bar.

Children dont need to read, to feed

It appeared that the Queen "recognised the need to change" however attention was drawn to "Charles and his consort, Camilla" - we heard of resentment. The solution appeared to be that the Queen remained as is "for as long as possible" to avoid Charles becoming King and, one would assume, pass her role directly to the young William

Was that not always the intention ?


Thursday 30 August 2007

Long Term Black and White Engineering ?

BBC TV News Review - Wednesday 29th August

My apologies for missing the last two evening's news reports, I can only blame this on tiredness and lack of time, this may all become clearer towards the end of next month, I can say no more at present. This is also an opportune time for me to advise that I shall be holidaying next week, firstly taking in the Connect music festival and then relaxing in the West Highlands of Scotland for the remainder. If time and technology allows, I may be able to write something - however that remains to seen and newspaceman never offers a guarantee. However, I hope any regular readers will bare with me through these days of sparse offerings and thank you in anticipation.

It was Huw Edwards back in the hosts chair on the BBC News at 10, our leading feature being that of our prison officers wildcat strike. 20,000 have walked out their positions in an unofficial action, called by their union, the Prison Officers Association, and this has forced the Prison Service to obtain a High Court injunction in order to legally force them back to work.

We went to Wormwood Scrubbs to see some officers who had taken part in the action - leaving "inmates, languishing in their cells." We heard of poor pay and frustration - images were shown of visitors who had made a wasted journey. Jack Straw, our Justice secretary, spoke of accepting orders - we saw a union official speaking - "tell them to shove it up their arse" was his warcry.

Back to the studio, where Hugh filled us in with the pay deal offered; 2.5%, 1.5% now, the other 1% later on, which actually equates to less than 2% over the year. It appears that the police get "much more" and to close we heard of overcrowding and pressure.

"A three year old girl found alive at the scene of a triple murder" was next up as we travelled to Bishop's Stortford to hear more. Three males, aged 17, 33 & 52 were found dead, two women aged 23 and 54 were seriously injured, the child was left unharmed. We heard from a neighbour who spoke of a car screeching away - police have advised that this was a "targeted incident" and are looking for two Asian men and a red car.

David Cameron followed, he has outlined a "tougher approach to immigration" and yet again glorified the benefits of the family for today's midden-like society. Reporter Guto Harri was on hand from Westminster to discuss this further and we heard of the "far right" as Cameron waxed lyrical over his passion for family and marriage, and his opinion that it is "vital" for a structured, balanced society. We closed this feature by being told that if we wanted a "more rounded picture" of this story, we should watch Newsnight on BBC2, later on in the evening.

"Radical" Shia cleric, Moqtata Sadr, has announced a six month suspension on military operations by his Mehdi Army in Iraq, we heard the usual stories of sectarian violence and Basra.

Across to Afghanistan where we heard that Taleban rebels have released 12 more of the South Korean individuals who have been held hostage since July. 7 are still held, 2 have been killed. It appears that a "huge amount of money changed hands" in order that this could happen although no actual figures were provided. An update was provided on the current situation - "battles all over", however it appears that we (?) are still "winning people over." To illustrate this and to close, we saw a new school - "built with British money" - and heard from some pupils in regard to their career aspirations - "an engineer" said one.

Back to Britain and a subject close to the majorities hearts, house prices. Firstly we were told they were falling then we heard of last years rises, 9%. Back to falling though, the West Midlands and Wales have reported a fall, but somehow Wales seemed to have both rises and falls. This was all somehow explained by the statement "averages, they tell you nothing" before we heard of "expanding consumer belts" and, yet again, slowing housing growth. To finish, we were reminded of the American sub prime market and its potentially dire global economic consequence.

A man has been tarred and feathered in Belfast; we saw images of the individual, it was not very pretty, in fact a bit disturbing, maybe that was the intention? It appears that the gentleman concerned was a drugs dealer and that this act may have been carried out by "left over paramilitaries looking to find a post conflict niche." We cut to new Ireland, the tourists, the architecture etc. Is this supposed to be telling us something about other ongoing conflicts ?

Princess Diana followed as the results of some sort of a survey were announced - 50% of people say that the public outpouring of grief after her death was "about right", 37% say it was "probably too much". Furthermore, a half said that Camilla should not go to PD's thanksgiving service, a third "thought she should". We then heard consideration as to whether individuals were "seized by a mass hysteria" at the time of her death - no real answers were given - although we saw countless images of floral tribute laying and mass outpourings of emotional grief.

Talk was then of "New Britain", a "mad, media-driven world" before a "loyalist royalist" Diana-worshipper was interviewed, telling of the "majic (sic) about her." We somehow moved on to the moon, I honestly am not sure how, however we heard of Di's "compassion and inclusiveness", the talk was of how she was different from the rest of the Royal Family and that was why the public had taken to her so well. This line continued in a similar vein , words such as "love", "values", "feel" and "express" ran alongside the phrases "what else besides compassion" and "speak to hearts."

If Di was still here, she would have been most interested in the next story, concerning cheap supermarket school uniforms for under £10, and the possibility that these were produced in thirld world sweat shops conditions where "workers are exploited." Adverts from supermarkets were shown, obviously containing an abundance of images of adorable uniform wearing infants before we went to Banglasdesh, I think, to see a typical sweat shop working mother, Mrs Soya, (phonetic spelling) who worked for beans making blazers. To conclude, we saw a supermarket spokesman who rejected the claims.

Football - Arsenal and Celtic won - good news on the European front.

Athletics and Christine Ohuruogu has won a gold medal in Japan , however our attention was drawn to the fact she missed a couple of drugs tests recently.

Last up was Nelson Mandela, a new statue has been unveiled in London and Gordon Brown told how Nelson was "one of the most courageous people of all time", quite a sweeping statement I thought, given our ancient world history. Images of the ceremony were shown with crowds of people "some with tears in their eyes" watching as this representational "beacon of hope" was unmasked. Mandela apparently chose the statue himself, where from was not advised, but we saw the great man give a speech as we heard of "the most revered man on Earth" and again, Diana-like adjectives were in great abundance - "human", "ordinary" and "pleasant".

Ordinary, pleasant human ?


Monday 27 August 2007

Winning hearts and minds

BBC TV News Review - Sunday 26th August

We commenced on the late afternoon BBC News with the development that Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, has decided against joining the thanksgiving service for the late Princess Diana, which is to held this coming Friday.

This allowed the BBC to indulge in a Di-fest, countless images of her were shown as we were told of "a glamerous Princess who's popularity the Royal Family had never seen the likes of before." We saw Camilla reading her statement of non attendance and a bald man told of "shilly-shallying and speculation" before we heard that Diana shared Charles with Camilla and images of the young princes were shown.

Guests expected to attend the event include the Queen, Gordon Brown and Elton John - we heard that Charles wanted Camilla to attend but there was "relief at Buckingham Palace" when she decided against it - "cannot fly in the way of public mood".

We headed over to Greece next for an update on the forest fires - it appears that the authorities, like our own in Iraq, "are not winning the battle". We saw a holidaymaker from the UK who appeared to bemoan the fact that all the usual tourist facilities were now gone and we heard from the Greek foreign minister before watching images from Greek TV which seemed to show arsonists at work. Images of blazing woodland were shown as we heard of the flames "sweeping down the hill", "fighting a fire front" and a "major outbreak."

Three men have been charged with the murder of Brent Martin in Sunderland, a 21 year old man and two youths aged 16 & 17. Mr Martin had learning difficulties and was battered to death.

Rhys Jones, the eleven year old boy shot in Liverpool - We were told of a "dynamic and fast moving police investigation" and heard of 6 suspects now being held. "Thoughts turned to the family" though as we saw churchgoers praying in a temporary church - the usual one closed due to the ongoing enquiry. A bishop spoke of a "parallel universe" and of "rules being suspended."

Three books of condolence, similar to those for Princess Diana, have been made available for those inclined, this apparently allows one to "share grief and sorrow" by writing a message. We heard of a survey about guns, a "gun found under a mans bed" and scared citizens.

The family of one of the friendly fire victims has spoken out about the circumstances of the death, Mr John Foster, father of Pte Robert, has demanded that a full investigation takes place. We saw Mr Foster, obviously upset.

Basra - it appears that our troops are slowly beginning the processes of moving out.

Sport, football, Manchester United.


Sunday 26 August 2007

BBC TV News Review - Saturday 25th August

We commenced with the ongoing story of the shooting of 11 year old Rhys Jones in Liverpool last week on the afternoon BBC News. A "minute of applause" was held at his, and Madeleine McCann's, beloved Everton's Goodison Park football stadium and images were shown of this emotional and tearful tribute.

It appears that "significant developments" have occured with the police enquiry, six arrested incuding two teenage girls. A nineteen year old man was injured, attempting to evade capture. Police have asked a women seen pushing a pram close by to the murder scene to come forward. Images of the boy were shown - "he was in the wrong place at the wrong time."

We saw the floral shrine - "as the flowers mount up" and heard of police attempts to reclaim the streets, "a wall of silence" and a "victim of circumstance." The police have imposed stop and search powers, apparently this is "reasuring a community."

Over to Greece for the forest fires, "Black Saturday" and a "state of emergency." We saw some bewildered and distraught victims, one old man told how his wife was still missing. "Charred corpses" are preventing victim identification. Images of blazing woodland and destruction were abundant.

A man with learning difficulties who was seriously assaulted on Thursday has died in hospital. Brent Martin was the victim of a "prelonged and frenzied attack" and we heard of the resulting police investigation.

The military victims of the friendly fire incident in Afghanistan were named and their images shown. Again, we were bombarded with images of war, fighter jets etc., etc. Again we were asked to consider "what happened". No one knows.

A short feature on India followed - sorry I missed it.

We closed with football and rugby - lengthy reports on each.

Gang colours ?

Saturday 25 August 2007

Ian Brown - Illegal Attacks - Official Music Video


BBC TV News Review - Friday 24th August

The three soldiers killed in friendly fire in Afghanistan was the first feature covered on the BBC News at 10; Fiona Bruce was on hand to guide us throught the formalities - a hasty constructed, obviously pre-pub Friday, 3D graphic computer stimulation was utilised in order to illustrate to us how the incident had occured - and Fiona explained how it appeared a bomb had been dropped in the wrong place.

We went over there to hear of the ongoing "guerrilla" war against the Taliban, "lessons to be learned" and saw images of a previous friendly fire incident. "73 British soldiers have died in Afghanistan since 2001", we were told, no mention was made of the casualty count which I believe is horrific. This report was illustrated by lengthy night-fight scenes and the constant background sound of machine gun fire was sore on the ears.

Back to Fiona in the studio to hear "1 dozen killed in friendly fire - What can we do". We saw some more bombings, an arial view but no logical suggestions were offered. Instead, we heard of the possible causes for this last incident, perhaps mechanical failure - although it seems that Great Britian is "years away" from obtaining the most up to date war machinery. The feature closed by showing Union Jack draped coffins - our boys returning home.

We moved on to Liverpool, a 16 year old boy is being questioned over the shooting of a twelve year old. We saw images of police stop and searches - they say the "key is in the community". A Princess Di style floral tribute is under construction and we saw the victims family there, reading cards etc. The victims friends were shown as were groups of youths, clad in Nike and Reebok shell suits and sitting on BMX's - the chosen drive by vehicle employed in the murder.

A description of the suspect was issued, could be anyone really, and then we saw the police "control centre" where officers sat round computer terminals waiting for "texts" - a seemingly "anonymous" method of providing the police with information. A large in/out tray was shown, the inbox tray was piled high with fresh information and leads. It appears that, similar to Madeleine McCann, the victim was a staunch Everton fan, and, as such, the Everton captain also gave an appeal for information, dressed in his workwear. This incident has "shocked a community and torn a family apart"

We moved on slightly to discuss the "ease of obtaining guns" in the UK. Again we saw gangs of teenagers some with BMX's - others with bull terriers. A young boy told how he could hear guns firing at night. Images were shown of another dead youth - Smigger Smith and we saw internet yourtube postings of face covered gang members displaying their weapons while gangster rap played in the background.

Fiona then asked "where are they all coming from". It was guns, not smurfs she was referring to and the answer was Ireland, Bosnia and Kosovo or so we were told. Our feature closed by showing images of boys playing football and we were reminded that the police want people to come forward and that a national newspaper has offered a £100,000 reward.

Health was next and Alan Johnson, the Health Secretary, has backed plans to restructure hospital services in Manchester. We heard of the proposals - "a change of pattern of hospital services" - and heard that the Government say these changes are "for the better". Images of placard waving protestors were shown to remind us how to demonstrate and achieve very little.

Over to Greece for the forest fires, we heard of a "terrible summer" and saw images of "refugees". We heard that some had perished, "surrounded by a fast moving wall of flame" as images of burning woodland and properties were displayed.

Next on was television itself and we were advised that the number of people who "trust the television" has fallen significantly. Jeremy Paxman is up here in Edinburgh at the moment at an annual television conference and yesterday he made a speech in which he accused television of having a "systemic sickness", backed Tony Blair and Alistair Campbell in their recent statements and told of "sensation not understanding". Kelvin McKenzie from the Sun advised that Paxman suggestions were in fact "wholey uncommercial" .

Again this feature allowed the BBC to remind us of the Shilpa Shetty, Big Brother racism row, the Richard and Judy phone in scam, the Blue Peter competition scam and the Queen. Regular readers will be aware of my Shilpa Shetty, India, New World Order, Gorden Brown theory in which Shilpa represents India in celebrity terms.

While on the subject of Big Brother, at present, there are two girly-twins in the house, who are all fluffy, pink and girly. Proverbially, butter would not melt in their mouths. They are being treated as one entity and last night the other contestants appeared to vote them as "the nicest people in the house" if not if fact the world. This is how it appears to viewers or so I am reliably informed anyway. Now, if the twins win, as one individual - but two of them - what does this say about future cloning of humans or - at least - removal of undesirable genes. I hope you can follow this thinking, it is maybe a bit up and down lateral.

Next, we returned to Hull to discuss the recent flooding - the problem seemed to be that the "drains were overwhelmed." We saw some victims too.

We moved on to stock markets and heard from Evan Davies, the political editor, who again ran through the American sub prime lending market and the reasons for the recent crash. For probably the most honest, accurate and intelligent article I have read on this, I would ask readers to read this if they are inclined. . Liars Loans.

Last up was a curious feature on an American family who have been ravaged by war, in fact two of the three sons are now dead. I am sure that they have maybe been on before, their surname is Hubbard as in Old Mother. Anway we heard how that "prompted by 9/11", the oldest son, Gerrard, had joined the US forces and then was killed in action. His brothers, Nathan and Jason ahd also joined, Nathan was now also dead and now Jason was coming home after witnessing the incident.

This family tragedy was compared to the film Private Ryan, which I have never seen so cannot comment. Is it just coincidence that we see a story of American suffering, the same day as the friendly fire incident ?

Do you wanna be in my gang ?


Thursday 23 August 2007

BBC TV News Review - Wednesday 22nd August

It was Fiona Bruce again hosting the BBC News at 10, our leading story was breaking news - an eleven year old boy, shot in the head, in a public house car park, in Liverpool. We cut to an on-the-spot reporter who told us the basic details however there didnt really seem to be much to say.

We heard of three boys playing football and a hooded youth on a BMX bicycle. It was still unclear whether the weapon employed was an air rifle or an actual gun, however we heard that there "had been gang violence in Liverpool recently although not nearly as much as in London or Manchester." We were reminded once again about gangs, gangster rap and postcode gangs, MK41 and MK42 were given as examples. Furthermore, this is an "intractable problem."

Coincidentally, David Cameron, the Conservative party leader, had yesterday spoken out about a "crisis of law and order" and this was the next subject discussed. We saw images of a police car being stoned as we heard of "large groups of teenagers gathering and causing trouble." David seems to think that a way to resolve this anti social behaviour would be to revoke the driving licences of the individuals involved and we saw this proposal put to a young scally-type chap. He seemed to have a bit more common sense that DC as he pointed out that they would just drive anyway. We closed by hearing that "in some parts of Britain, youth crime is out of control" and we saw the car being stoned again.

Iraq next as we heard of American accusations that "Britain is not doing the business" in Basra and it appears the surge could be considered a failure. We heard of concerns, a reduction in forces, special op forces, Iraqi forces, conventional forces and a stretched army. However it appears that we are "very nearly there."

Continuing with Iraq and the Americans, we moved on to George Bush. He has given a speech stating that pulling troops out would be "a catastrophe" and has drawn comparisons with the Vietnam war, mention being given to boat people and re-education camps. He told how "this enemy would follow us home" before images of Saigon were shown and we heard of "mixed conclusions", "supporting troops and commanders" and "giving them everything they need."

We closed by being told of a potential - "green, pleasant and peaceful land."

Gordon Brown followed, he has apparantly rebuffed a referendum on the EU treaty, however our main story seemed to be that he was attending the friendly football match, between England and Germany, along with German Chancellor, Angela Merkel - in order that the two them "could get to know each other better." We saw Brown interviewed.

3 men arrested in connection with the murder of the Hells Angel on the M40.

It seems that more and more people are leaving this country for whatever reason, in fact last year saw the "largest number leave since records began" - an astounding "sixteen years ago". Consideration was given to the reasons for this, could it be the "terrible weather." No one seemed to know. Notwithstanding this, "Where are they all going?" we were asked to ponder; Australia, Spain and USA were given as possibilities. As example, we saw a typical family who had moved Down Under - the laid back Marleys - and Mrs M spoke of better weather. It appears though that the UK population is still growing.

Football next, England beaten by Germany in the aformentioned friendly match.

Vegetables next, we crossed to Kenya to see natives working in the fields in the "fastest growing sector" of their economy. What seems to be happening though is that the produce is being flown back here to the UK, for our consumption and this contributes to greenhouse gas and, seemingly therefore, to climate change. We saw a plate of greens, some beans and some public to close. Soon, our genetically created super-vegetables will be grown by hydroponic methods in large multi level, city based warehouses. Will they still be vegetables though, as we know them ?

That was about it, we went back to Liverpool for an update - no more news.

Story under construction


Wednesday 22 August 2007

McCann of Worms ?

Demon in Nation

BBC TV News Review - Tuesday 21st August

Vixen-like Fiona Bruce, dressed in opened button tunic, was back at the helm on the BBC News at 10 last night, replacing the blonde girl from Monday, who's name I missed. Additionally, there was a change of programme format structure, the two opening features being interlaced; which was new to me.

Anyhow, we commenced with the storm over "headteachers killer", Learco Chindam; it appears that this has now escalated to political level with David Cameron, the Conservative leader, stating it is "utter madness" to allow Mr Chindam to stay in the UK once he has finished his prison sentence for murder. Mrs Lawrence was shown, obviously distraught, although it appears she has been misled throughout this saga and was always under the impression that he would be deported on release.

We cut from this story and transferred our attention to cancer. "Stunning images" of brightly coloured cancer cells were shown. We heard of scans, timescales and heard from a doctor in a head-dress of some description, like half a turban. Cancer victims were shown from their hospital beds as we were asked to consider the "impact of the dreaded disease" and "is the cancer plan failing?"

We returned to the political row over Mr. Lawrence and heard that "Phillip would have been here today" if the stabbing had not happened. We saw longer interviews with David Cameron and Mrs Lawrence before images of the murderer were shown. We are told that the problem is being blamed on Human Rights legislation and/or the European Union. It depends on who you listen to, but, personally, I would not believe any of them. They are suffering from a mental disease or disorder.

Hurricane Dean next - 165mph at the "eye of the storm." Luckily, reporter Gavin Hewitt had braved the conditions and so we saw images of the hurricane bending palm trees whilst various objects blew along the street, possibly thrown unseen by other reporters. Gav told how "Mexico was spared", "the eye of the storm", "landfall" and "almost incredible - no casualties." We saw some holidaymakers on a beach and closed by being told that "they build strong hotels in hurricane zones." Is it not curious that we give hurricanes human names, it almost brings them closer to us. The same could be perhaps said for our dear old friend Al, al-Quaeda.

Worries over Russia followed, it appears that our RAF had to scramble two aptly named Typhoon jets, Biggles style, in order to intercept a Russian bomber. We were reminded of this tactic being employed in the Cold War - the bombers being known as bears. However, it appears that "the bears are now less threatening" and that perhaps Russia is showing that "it considers itself a global power." Apparently, actions such as this "enhace President Putin's popularity and power."

Coming up - The young Jewish boy who was an SS Mascot (image of boy in SS uniform shown)

First though, the Eastern Europeans - thousands are still coming here. We saw the reporter Evan Davies, who spoke of a "slew of statistics". Interestingly, when I check my dictionary, there are two possibilties for the word slew. The first is - turn or swing round to new position, the second is - the past tense of slay - kill.

Anyhow, Evan then ran through the statistics for us although they didnt seem to tell us much. It appears that there are three options for migrants. Stop coming, keep coming or come and go back "home." Evan told how statistics can be misleading though and we went to Peterborough to see some immigrants. We heard how it is no longer a majority of young single people who are arriving at our shores, rather "now families are coming." Mention was made of a "great rush", of people, not water.

ChoicesUK, a home entertainment retailer of rental DVD's has called in the receivers. Images were shown of a video shop and we were reminded of the transformation to disk. It appears that, in the manner of Buggles, "Internet kills the video store."

Wendy Alexander has replaced Jack McConnell as the Labour party leader in Scotland. Just to remind readers, Jack, a man with the publics best interests at heart; pre election anyway, resigned his position a couple of weeks ago, giving no notice of termination of employment. It appears that he was head hunted for a role within the Clinton-Hunter organisation, - educating the thirld world for the unified New World.

We then travelled to Iraq and met some US forces in Baghdad, - "part of the surge." They are involved in training the new rag tag Iraqi army and images were shown of a group of Army and Navy Stores clad individuals, this being the "army." Worryingly though, we were advised that these very recruits may in fact have been - "part of the in-surge-ency" and furthermore , "their loyalty was not known."

As promise though - Introducing the the child darling of the Nazi SS, Mr Alex Kurzen. Images of the gentleman were shown whilst still a child, dressed in the appropriate uniform and chasing young girls up a stair in a stage performance of some description. We heard howhis parents were killed by the Nazis, somehow he was adopted by the military - however they never knew he was a Jew. This performance had caused Mr K "heavy emotional and psychological damage" however somehow he managed to end up in Australia. More images of Alex dressed in his cute little outfits were shown and we saw an advert for Hitler. It appeared that they only reason he had managed to escape detection was that "he looked so Aryan" and was therefore easily accepted as a Nazi mascot.

We closed with the old colonial game of cricket, England doing well again, slaying the enemy.

Unbeknowing Nazi child star - Black and White ?


Tuesday 21 August 2007

BBC TV News Review - Monday 21st August

We started with the case of Learco Chindamo, a 26 year old man, who killed a school headmaster, Philip Lawrence, in 1995. Our government attempted to deport him back to his Italian homeland once his prison sentence is complete, however this move was rejected because of human rights legislation.

Mrs Lawrence's widow was shown, obviously she is rather upset about her human rights and those of her two children; she feels that current human rights legislation does not "encompass" her requirements. It is all to do with Article 8 seemingly. Old images of the funeral were then shown as we heard how the victim was stabbed in the heart.

However, we heard from Mr Chindamo's lawyer who successfully argued that because his client had lived in the UK for 10 years before the murder then it would actually be illegal to deport him. Furthermore, Mr Chindamo had been part of a gang culture when younger however had now seen the error of his ways.

To conclude, we heard from various Members of Parliament who are also unhappy about the decision, it appears that the Labour government say that Human Rights Legislation has been interpreted wrongly, the Tories say it needs amended and a fresh Bill of Rights drawn up. This needs to be very closely monitored.

Hurricane Dean, sweeping through - getting stronger - could become a category 5 - "a monster, a giant wrecking ball." We travelled over to Mexico with BBC reporter Gavin Hewitt, to see some underground living accomodation and to hear how, like US Forces, "the seas were beginning to surge." We saw Jamica in hurricane aftermath as we heard of the "eye of the storm."

Eye of the coming storm ?

David Cameron is up for a "bare knuckle fight" apparently, over our hospitals and NHS. We heard of super-hospitals and saw Cameron looking at a patients bedside monitor, in the manner of a surgeon. We heard of district hospitals, the "cornerstone of the NHS since the 1960's" yet the "NHS is changing, it is not set in stone". There was no mention of headstones or super-bugs though.

Police have released CCTV evidence to try to help them solve the murder of Hells Angel, Gerry Tobin, who was murdered on the M40. We saw images of Mr Tobin at a service station.

We moved on to Iraq and a possible "exit strategy". Basically, it seems that the whole country is in a state of civil anarchy and we were asked to consider whether our "mission had failed". A radical Muslim cleric said yes, Major Mike Shearer said no, we "are not being driven out." Whatever the truth, it is a shambles.

Good news though, Royal Mail have agreed to allow parcels to be sent to our soldiers and servicepeople who are posted abroad on duty, for free, till Christmas. The generousity is truly humbling.

Coming up - Seconds from disaster - Plane crash, plus Tim Henman quitting.

First though, we heard the shocking news that "ever week, one child is killed by their parent(s). We saw images of some murder victims and were told "some make the news, some dont." We saw a grieving mother and heard that "children aged under 1 year are four times more likely to be killed than at any other time in their life."

We were then asked to consider "but why do parents kill their children" although no real answers seemed to be offered. Instead, we heard of targets to reduce child-murders and heard that we need to "value our children more" and "care for them more". Just time for the fascinating statistic that there is "the equivalent of a Dunblane massacre every four months."

The promised plane crash next - we saw images of passengers jumping from a Boeing 737 - 800 at a Japanese airport, just before the plane exploded. The pilots leapt last. Everyone escaped intact but we heard that China Airlines, the owners of the aeroplane, had a "patchy record." Think it maybe says Made in China on the bottom ?

A feature on Natascha Kampush next, she was the young girl who was held captive in a cellar for nine years. We saw images of her now and were treated to a "rare interview." Images of her cellar cell were shown as we heard of old socks and t shirts and her mothers book. To close, we saw images of her receiving driving tuition. Again, there is far more to say on this matter and I would refer you to this

We closed with Henman and his retiral from tennis. "Tiger" Tim - eye of the tiger.


Monday 20 August 2007

ITN News Review - Sunday August 18th

The leading feature on the ITN mid evening news was that of Hurricane Dean, as it travels through the Caribbean, leaving destruction on its wake. It had come close to Jamica, which is now apparently "cut off from the rest of the world" and we saw images of the carnage and heard of holidaymakers. The main talk seemed to concern the space shuttle Endeavor; its planned return to earth has been put forward a day, to avoid any potential weather difficulties.

We moved back home to hear an update on the hotel fire in Newquay. 2 of the guests who had been feared killed in fact turned up safe and well. There is still one person missing though and, unfortunately, one casualty.

Climate Change and BAA followed, we saw images of the ongoing civil action and heard that there were more police than protesters. Images of some loveable green grandmothers were shown before we saw some riot police dressed accordingly. Then we got to see the police hitting some anarchists with their truncheons as we heard of offices being blocked by activists. Police state ?

Artic Roll - Food for thought at Climate Camp

The London toy shop, Hamleys, has removed some items of childrens jewellery from sale in it's store, due to high levels of lead within the product.

Hungerford - Another quick reminder of "the day we want to forget", thanks ITN.

Overseas conflicts next - we heard how British troops are stretched in Afghanistan with reference to Gordon Brown and George Bush.

Last up was sport - victory, misery, battle, gutted, beaten, thriller. Is war technically a sport ?


Sunday 19 August 2007

Cool Mint Global Warning - 1970's

Foxes Glacier Mint paperweight; rare.
Early example of televisual subliminal programming.

Saturday 18 August 2007

ITN News Review - Friday 10th August

I skipped the BBC News last night and concentrated on the ITN News at 10.30 where matters commenced with teenage drinking, we heard from the Chief Constable of Cheshire police, Peter Fahy, who has advised that the parents should be punished if they take no action to prevent their children indulging in this practice.

It was a "stark warning" we heard and numerous images of yobbos "spurred on by drink" were shown, to remind us of the problem. Mr Fahy has advised that this is a child protection issue - it appears that often when the police return drunk children to their parents, the parents themselves are unconcerned and, furthermore, often drunk themselves. We closed with a reminder of the Warrington murder last week, involving several teenagers.

The Conservatives have announced a "raft of tax cutting proposals", we heard from John Redwood again, who suggests we look to Ireland for economic success, in particular their low taxes for businesses. We saw images of New Ireland and were asked to consider whether the same strategy would work, here in the UK. Reference was made to a Celtic Tiger and we heard the Tories had to do some number crunching.

Lord William "Bill" Deedes, once both a journalist and cabinet member has passed away, aged 94. Lady Margaret Thatcher paid tribute to him and advised he would be sorely missed.

The operators of a plastic factory, ICL, in Glasgow, which exploded three years ago, have pleaded guilty to health and safety charges. They will be sentenced later. Nine people died in the incident.

Coming up - Remembering Hungerford

First though, three rescuers have perished, attempting to save a group of six miners who are buried in a caved in tunnel, in a mine in Utah, USA. We heard how they had died heroes however the "mountain is still alive" and there is no sign of the trapped workers.

Earthquake in Peru - death toll still rising, fears of after shocks.

Teenage drinking ? Wonder why ?
Five police officials in South Africa's apartheid regime were yesterday found guilty of conspiring to murder an anti-apartheid activist and all received suspended prison sentences.

Share Prices - risen globally, offsetting some of the recent losses slightly.

Time for the promised Hungerford story- "to remember a day that, in an ideal world, we would rather forget." Paradoxically, ITN then ran through the entire story, how the gunman holed up in a school and killed himself after killing fourteen others on 19th August 1987. We heard of a body in a car, bullets in a garden and closed by being told that locals - "dont want Hungerford to become a magnet for goulish tourism."

Bejing next, the Chinese Olympics - and again we featured the ongoing problem of air quality in the city. We heard of a car ban, even numbered number plates and the "wrong kind of pollution"

Headlines for tomorrow - speculation that Prince William is to be married ?


Friday 17 August 2007

BBC TV News Review - Thursday 16th August

An apology is required before I even begin this morning. Last night, on retiring to bed at the alloted 10pm, I attempted to remove a long football sock in a body arch, pull and release routine. Unfortunately, the sock got stuck at the ankle and my top left stomach muscle cramped, leaving me in some discomfort for a time. As such, I was forced to only take sub headings for some reports and do not have the usual wealth of material to select from.

Nevertheless, we commenced with Fiona Bruce, our leading top story being that of further global stock markets falls. The cause was proclaimed as being America, again we heard of their seemingly shady sub-prime lending market and its knock on effect. A money broker of some description told how the market had changed from one of "greed and optimism" to that of "negative feelings." Thus implying greed is postitive ?

A quick economics lesson was in order as we heard of Bull and Bear markets and the UK housing boom. We heard from a US industrial banker who told "the sky has not fallen in yet." Chicken Licken is everywhere nowadays.

Peru - massive earthquake, size 8 magnitude has hit Peru. We saw many images of the destruction and the human suffering. George Bushie told a tail of how "he would help if it was needed." He is crafty, the old fox.

North Iraq and and update on the al-Quaeda blamed bombing of the Yazidi tribe villages. I received a comment yesterday and had a look at history of the religion on Wikipedia, it is very interesting and makes one wonder. Furthermore, and I did not realise this, a few weeks ago, on ITN news, we were shown a mobile phone video recording of a young Kurdish lady being kicked to death by a baying mob, it was quite shocking and I felt slightly uncalled for, this was in fact a Yazidi village. If my fragile memory serves me correctly, I am sure that one of the recent so called honour killings also involved a Yazidi member. It makes one think.

The Tories followed, plans to slash taxes. John Redwood was mentioned again.

Huge forest fire in Athens, images shown of burning vehicles and houses.

Inflation in Zimbabwe - We heard of the sorry state of affairs again, images of Mugabe were shown, arriving last for a photo shoot with some other African leaders.

Education - record A grades have been achieved in A level exams, something like 25%. I am sure that when I sat my exams, it was deemed that all the papers were marked, and then the top 12% got an A, 18% a B, 20% a C. That was in Scotland though.

An on-the-run sex offender has handed himself in in England.

Sport followed, we heard of an up and coming British basketball player and our hopes for the 2012 Olympics.

To close, Elvis Presley, the 30th anniversary of his death, 70,000 individuals at Graceland.

Pea and Ham from a chicken; bullshit from a bear


Thursday 16 August 2007

BBC TV News Review - Wednesday 15th August

Fiona Bruce again on the BBC News at 10, we commenced affairs with details of the bombing carnage in Iraq, 250 people from the Yazidi religious sect were slaughtered, many more injured. Images of injured children and general carnage were shown as we heard of "ethnic cleansing" and houses built from mud.

The BBC graphic team had been busy so we were treated to a 3D computer simulated reconstruction of events as matters were blamed on al-Quaeda, who apparently view the Yazidi's as infadels. A robotic voiced American soldier (not the first I have heard), told how "the terrorism will go on for years"

Missing luggage followed as we were advised of the huge volume of insurance claims which are submitted for this event. We heard how "each claim has its own story" as shocking stories of a missing wedding dress and twins pushchair were revealed. However, it appears that this is not all the fault of the airline companies and that passenger numbers are "pushed Heathrow to the limits". We closed by seeing the aftermath of an auction of lost property, two smartly dressed Asian gentleman were asked what they hoped was in the locked suitcase they had seemingly just bought for six pounds; "Gold or a diamond ring" was the reply.

A hospital doctor, Victoria Anyetei, has been found stabbed to death in Kent. Images were shown of the lady, we heard she was a respected doctor and church goer. The incident happened very close to a childrens playground, as such we saw images of toddlers playing on the swings - "only a few yards away." We heard that police are keeping an open mind over whether an ex patient could be involved.

Man died in hospital in London, he was attacked a few days ago after challenging youths who threw litter in his car window whilst sitting at traffic lights.

Coming up - Huge lottery winner

First though, we continued with the fascinating report on New India; again our host was the likeable sports reporter, Mihir Bose. Just to tie up some loose ends from yesterday, Mr. B was born in 1947, the same year as India's independence, however he came to the UK in the 1960's and has returned to India to catch up with matters.

Again, we were told of the westernisation of India and it appears that they have now caught up with us, "Great Britain is now a partner". A strange Indian rapper was shown, Boopsie, who's lyrics glorified making it big. An English girl was interviewed, she has only recently moved to India and told how her new Indian friends talk in American accents. Her mother said it might be something to do with American television - a worrying prospect if you hold the same sentiments as myself about collective conditioning.

We moved on, obviously Mihir likes cricket, nay loves it, therefore we saw a wee bit on that. He popped in to see his cousin in the Bengal Club and they shared a whisky and memories of the olden days. It seems to me that Mihir is sad about the way his homeland is transforming yet he is resigned to it. That makes me a bit sad, he sort of reminds me of my grandad.

More drinking of alcohol followed - this time socially unacceptable because it involves juveniles. Youths were shown, drinking and smoking, in a cemetery in Leeds. One was asked what he would be doing otherwise and advised he would be in bed. Reminder was made that "alcohol and teenagers can be a lethal combination." Furthermore, "alcohol fuels anti social behaviour", Britain tops a league in drinking and "a four pack of stella costs £10". It doesnt actually, it costs £8.99 for 10, I checked this morning.

A long feature on Angela, the lottery winner from East Kilbride in Scotland. She won £35 million, we saw her receiving the cheque and dozens of paparazzi taking snaps and shouting "Angela, over here love." Money buys fame and fame strokes our ego's ?

Jack McConnell announced his immediate resignation as leader of the Scottish Labour Party. He is taking up an unpaid role in Malawi under the auspices of the Clinton Hunter Development Initiative, an organisation set up to provide education to third world countries by Messers Bill Clinton and Tom Hunter.

A long feature on housing next, we saw green belt countryside and were told this could be built on, we simply need more houses. - "Loosening our green belts" is the catchphrase, we need the equivalent of a second London.

Football, Arsenal and Liverpool both won, Celtic got an away draw.

McConnell and Hunter - ambassador's for the New World


Wednesday 15 August 2007

BBC TV News Review - Tuesday 14th August

It was Fiona Bruce hosting the BBC News at 10 last night and we commenced proceedings with details of Chinese manufacured toys being recalled as they are deemed unsafe for children to play with. The toy company concerned, Mattell, have asked for another 9 million items to be returned, they have already requested 1.5 million - toys include Batman, Barbie and Polly Pockets.

We heard how Mattell had sub-contracted part of their production run to Bejing, where the crafty Chinese have "cornered the market" and are also actively engaged in "cutting corners", simultaneously. It is not just toys either as we heard of tyres, antifreeze and pet food and we were told to remember - "if the label says made in China, then buyer beware." Have a look at our insurance industry for more on this interesting "buyer beware" concept, it is not unique to Chinese goods.

It was time for some fear as we heard how some of the dodgy toys have been in production since 2002 and are therefore "scattered around our homes". We went to a toy shop where the offending items were being removed from the shelves, the proprietor told how "there could be some toy shortages this Christmas." Chinese quality control "simply is not up to scratch".

Over to Iraq for the news that 175 have been killed in a suicide bombing in which a fuel tanker was utilised. Details were still rather sketchy at this early stage.

Foot and Mouth - More checks are being carried out after another suspected two cases.

Education was up next as we heard that 40% of pupils aged 14 dont reach the required standards. This is "a sobering thought for every student". We went to a school where the teachers are offering extra classes for pupils and we heard how the time was up for long holidays and short working days. These teachers are themselves "trying harder." Statistics were provided for our perusal as we were advised that "fewer that half of all maths teachers have a degree in maths" (t<(t+d)/2) and then we saw a bespectacled leftie looking lecturer to close.

Lady in Scotland has died of the e coli disease. The source is believed to be Morrisons supermarket who have now removed cold meats from their shelves. - Advice, "dont eat it."

After the tragic murder of the man murdered in Warrington, a senior police officer has spoken out of "parents turning a blind eye to their childrens drinking and anti-social behaviour." We saw floral tributes being left at the crime scene and heard of "parents responsibility". An unproverbial "raft of tools" is seemingly available although no further information was provided. Sobering thoughts indeed.

Two year old girl killed (stabbed) by her mother.

Economics, the surprise news that inflation has fallen. Evan Davies, the BBC economic reporter, was on hand to explain what this all meant. We saw the Bank of England and heard of energy bills and volatile weather conditions. Evan told how we should "not bank on it" and "what goes up can come down, what comes down can go up". Most enlightening.

After our visit to Pakistan yesterday, we travelled to India to see how they were progressing since 60 years of independence. The BBC sports reporter, Mihir Bose, travelled back to his native country to see how things had changed. The main jist seemed to be that India has collectively shaken off its spirituality and has welcomed a materialistic philosophy. We heard how a university degree is considered de rigeuor nowadays for Indians who wish to get on and "keep up with the Jones'." A Rolls Royce salesman was interviewed, he has sold 24 Phantoms in the last couple of years. There still are poor people however and we saw some rag clad urchins playing football.

During this long feature, Mr Bose (an extremely decent Indian gentleman) spoke of Salmon Rushdie and the year 1947. He told how "knowledge itself is not valued" in India, and that the "contradiction (of university degrees) has never been resolved. Furthermore, "the new generation are determined to be major players on the world stage." The purpose of this feature is, in the manner of Shilpa Shetty, - acceptance of our Indian cousins into a New World Order. Gordon Brown said this very phrase when he recently visited India, at exactly the same time as the Big Brother race furore.

More order for the New World as Alex Salmond, outlined his proposals for a national referendum on independence for Scotland. There will be three choices for us, - no change, more power or full power. We heard of "constitutional evolution" and and the Scottish parliament building at Holyrood was pictured, alongside the Queen's humble abode. However, some say that these are "a raft of destructive policies" and so we went to a "cafe" to see some public interviewed; a man with a Scotland football top and two old wifies. Mixed opinions and the cafe looked more like a tearoom.

Health next and the middle aged spread. Talk was of heart disease, body mass index, waist to hip ratio. Doctors looking at monitors were pictured as we were told our stomachs should measure less than our hips. Exercise is the order for a "washboard stomach and a longer life."

Colonialism - Long Term Black & White Issue ?


Tuesday 14 August 2007

BBC TV News Review - Monday 13th August

We commenced with a feature on Karl Rove and George Bush on the BBC News at 10, the story being that "the man Bush called his architect" had resigned from his position. We heard how Mr Rove "had designed the Bush presidency and Karl himself was pictured, advising the "world had turned many times" since he initially took up his role. Another short clip of him, this time rapping, was shown.

Talk moved on to how damaging this was for Mr Bush as we heard that this now made three major resignations in the recent past - "all the President's men." Apparantly, this is extraordinary and a "sign that Bush's dreams are now gone"

We moved on to the case of the man murdered by teenagers in Warrington. Images of the victim were shown and we heard part of a poem that his twelve year old daughter had written - "the best dad that anyone could want". Details of another four men who were killed in similar type incidents were given, they also were attempting "to protect themselves or their family". Police patrols have been stepped up in the locality.

M40 motorbike shooting - The man was killed by a single gunshot to the head, the motorway has now reopened.

Climate Camp at Heathrow followed - we are told that any disruption to passengers is considered unacceptable by our Government and therefore the police have imposed stop and search techniques at the camp. We saw protestors unloading supplies, including a bath and were told that "some trouble is expected." There are "big arguments at stake" here.

A Chinese toy manufacturer has killed himself after his products were recalled as unsafe.

Iraq and Afghanistan - We are fighting on two fronts and this is proving "costly in terms of lives." We heard of a "summer spike in violence" and were given a death count to date. Images of soldiers in Basra were shown .

Coming up - Diver saved

First, maybe about six months ago, we saw a feature about a young Indian boy who had run 40 miles in eight hours or so. He has now accused his coach of torture, we heard of scars, the boy being beaten and deprived of food.

Footsie 100 share index - large climb today however we were reminded we live in "financially fragile times" and our "problems have not gone away." We were told of Goolman Saachs and three billion pounds written off. Hedge funds seem to be to blame.

As promised, the rescue of the diver who had jumped into the sea from a cliff and had to be rescued. We were reminded of the name for this hobby - tombstoning and we heard of other deaths. This particular incident was in fact "a miracle"

Pakistan and India next, a feature on Muslims and Hindus in Pakistan. Reference was made to a historical migration between countries and religions as we saw Pakistani television. Reference was made of a Muslim state and we heard a new, to my ears, word, - Talibanisation.


Monday 13 August 2007

BBC TV News Review - Sunday 12th August

We started with climate change on the BBC early evening news and as such, it was off to Heathrow to see "Climate Camp" and the "tented village", which are being constructed at present by protestors against expansion of the airports facilities. We heard from one of them, an American lady, she told how one "sometimes needs to break the law" in todays world, in order that one's point is actually listened to.

An arial map was displayed, the outline of the airport terminal highlighted in red for us and we saw the police chatting with some activists. Nothing very much seems to happening, that appeared to be the story so far.

A 57 year old man was murdered in Warrington. 8 teenagers are in custody. The story appeared to be that the youths were involved in some type if anti-social behaviour, the gentleman came out to challenge them, and is now dead. We heard from a neighbour who had witnessed events via his CCTV monitor. That seemed to be the sum total of his involvement. We heard of previous instances of petty vandalism and suchlike in the same street - "but nothing like this." Moral - it could be you next - is there not petty vandalism in every street ?

Motor cyclist shot on the M40 near Warwick. Details were sketchy.

Foot and Mouth and we are still no closer to finding the causes. It seems that some soil is to be analysed to see if that sheds any light on the matter.

The Conservative party next; David Cameron has unveiled plans to cut the red tape involved in running a small business. We saw a pub serving Sunday lunch and the proprietor told of the increasing mountains of paperwork, especially in relation to the kitchen operation. Apparantly, the Labour party feel that this is synonomous with "the right wing taking over", although why was not explained. We saw John Redwood and heard of "same old Tories."

Another soldier killed in Afghanistan - total now 70

Pakistan "have admitted" that the Taliban are working from their territories. Images of rocket launcher brandishing insurgents were shown along with poppy fields - the main source of the worlds opium. It seems that Pakistan are however "winning hearts" with somebody and we heard of their "tireless campaign against narcotic production". Maybe all their vehicle tyres have been stuffed with drugs and driven out the country ?

Love heart confectionery

4 American soldiers killed in Baghdad.

Our next feature regarded last nights meteor shower which would be visible - "for those that get excited about the sky." (Chicken Licken ?) So, "would anyone bother" - and we saw some individuals asked if they would be getting up early to observe this astonomical extravaganza; some had work, other claimed they might. We heard of the new moon and to close we saw the sun behind a cloud.

Sport - Manchester United drew, same old Chelsea, 64 games without defeat.

In Scotland, were "Hearts still winning" - no, a draw with Aberdeen was the result.

Cricket to close.