Friday, 22 August 2014

NHS abuses censored, thanks to EU

I recently blogged about the Court of the European Union allowing people to stop embarrassing facts from appearing in Google's search results. Now two related Daily Mail reports on our killer NHS have been zapped -

Mail Online, April 1, 2013 - removed by Google on August 19, 2014

"A girl of ten could have died if her parents had relied on the controversial new NHS 111 helpline, they said last night. Beau Marshall was ill with stomach cramps last Saturday when her worried mother Candice phoned the service that is being piloted in her area. She spoke first to a call-centre worker, then to someone else with some medical training – who assured her a doctor would phone back within two hours to assess the little girl and possibly to arrange a home visit. But more than a week on, the doctor has still not called and if Mrs Marshall had followed NHS advice her daughter could have died. For when Beau's condition worsened, her parents drove to hospital themselves. Within two hours, the youngster was diagnosed with potentially fatal appendicitis and her 'very inflamed' appendix was removed..."

Mail Online, July 29, 2013 - removed by Google on August 19, 2014

"Staff shortages have made the NHS 111 helpline unsafe at weekends, say its own managers. Some call centres have no nurses at all overnight, leaving unqualified workers to make snap decisions about the critically ill. An undercover investigation also found patients can wait hours to speak to a nurse. The helpline was introduced this spring to provide non-emergency medical advice 24 hours a day. It is manned by workers who, after just two weeks of training, use a computer system to assess how unwell callers are. They must decide whether to issue advice over the phone or suggest a visit to a GP or A&E. In serious cases, they can put the caller through to a nurse or even send an ambulance..."

(The 111 telephone service replaced NHS Direct last year, allowing you to consult non-medical people - such as Polish plumbers - if no nurses are available. Speak slowly and say "leaky pipe" instead of "bladder infection".)

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Salmond and the Queen

A slightly rude joke from the Filthy Engineer -

The Queen arrives in Glasgow and she bumps into Alex Salmond.

HMtQ says "How nice to see you Mr Salmond"

AS says "Nice to see you too Ma'am, Now, what are we going to call Scotland after we win Independence? How about calling it a Kingdom, and then I will be a King?"

HMtQ "No, we don't like that"

AS "What about an Empire? Then I'll be the Emperor".

HMtQ " No, we don't like that either"

AS " Alright then, what about calling it a Principality? Then I'll be a Prince"

HMtQ " No Mr Salmond, I think we will call it a Country".

Friday, 15 August 2014

Equalities almost causes plane crash

You don't always know if the pilot you're flying with is qualified or not. Or whether he is drunk or not. Or suicidal, come to that. But even if he is qualified, sober and enjoys life, your pilot might still be not quite all there -

"A pilot with an artificial arm lost control of a passenger plane after the prosthetic limb fell off the steering mechanism in a shock accident, a report has revealed. The incident....came as the Dash 8 aircraft with 47 passengers on board was approaching the airport in gusty conditions. The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) report said....'a normal touchdown was followed by a bounce, from which the aircraft landed heavily.' The AAIB reported that the captain had said that in future he would be more cautious about checking the attachment on his prosthesis."

In response to the report, Captain Ian Baston, Flybe Director of Flight Operations and Safety, said “Flybe is proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer."

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Brainwashing toddlers

This link from Anna Raccoon's blog makes interesting reading. On the face of it the government is worried about the teaching of moslem extremism, but note the absence of references to terrorist propaganda. This is a plan to turn white children against their rather more traditionalist parents, who might just be thinking of joining the EDL or UKIP - for which parents can have their children taken away, or be banned from fostering -

"Plans to tackle 'extremism' among toddlers are to be announced by the government in new rules for nursery education. Nurseries will be stripped of funding if they 'promote extremist views" to children as young as two, under proposals to be announced by the new education secretary Nicky Morgan. 'There can be no place for extremist views anywhere in the education system,' she will say. 'The changes we are making today will ensure that all early years providers and schools are aligned with the need to protect children from views that are considered extreme.'"

"Views that are considered extreme"? Might these views be related to Jew-baiting and woman-bashing? Er, anyway, on with the "fundamental British values" programme. Forget the red herrings about "sharing" and "taking turns" -

"Toddlers will be taught 'fundamental British values' such as 'sharing', taking turns and 'challenging negative attitudes and stereotypes'. 'One of the most important roles of the education system is that it should prepare young people for life in modern Britain,' Morgan will say. 'I am clear that public money should not be used to support any school or early years provider that does not support this aim because it seeks to promote ideas and teachings than run counter to fundamental British values.'"

And if you are so extreme as to ask to sit next to an English speaking pupil then you may be arrested. Worried that Mum and Dad might be having a reactionary influence on you? Rat on them to your "named person" - or state spy - a scheme that started in Scotland, and which will spread to the rest of the country soon. White children and their parents - and traditionalist teachers opposed to our new, Rocky Horror style "fundamental British values" - must learn to be politically correct, or they will suffer the consequences.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Pest problem? Set fire to your house

Late news from dumb Britain - thanks to Kath for the link. For past posts about our attitude toward child-eating snakes, see here and also here.

A man has set fire to his house after trying to get rid of an ants nest by dousing it with petrol and lighting it. The incident...follows a similar blaze earlier this week in Bridgend, South Wales, when a man managed to start a fire at his home as he tried to kill a spider with an aerosol spray. South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue said....'the resident set light to the petrol, but the resulting fire spread to a garden hedge which burnt fiercely, melting plastic guttering, a plastic window frame and a garden chair.'"

"Using petrol to eliminate an ants nest has to be a first for us."

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

The jackboots of the ASA

Never mind the fact that the Advertising Standards "Authority" isn't a statutory body - it certainly acts like one -

"Supermarket giant Morrisons cannot rebroadcast an advert for burgers after a watchdog ruled that it 'condoned poor nutritional habits'. The TV commercial showed a mother preparing a burger for her daughter while they talk about school. The girl then removes the salad, onion and tomato from the burger and leaves them on the side of her plate. The Advertising Standards Authority ruled that this 'suggested she was not going to eat the salad later'."

Not that this advertising industry trade association has any legal right to order firms around, but it generally gets its way. Here's another good one -

"A billboard poster....featured an elderly white woman sitting on a sofa alongside a young black man. The man had his arms around the woman and his eyes were closed, whilst the woman held an electronic cigarette....we considered that consumers would believe that the ad was presenting a relationship between an older and younger individual, particularly an older woman and a younger man, and a couple of different races, as something that was unusual or socially unacceptable. Because of that, we concluded that the ad was likely to cause serious or widespread offence on the grounds of race and age."

And two years ago the ASA rapped a blogger for an advert which stated that most of us oppose gay marriage, which according to polls was true -

"Complainants objected that the ads were ‘offensive’ and ‘homophobic’, and he is requested to respond to these allegations ‘under CAP Code (Edition 12) rules 3.1 and 3.3 (Misleading advertising), 3.7 (Substantiation) and 4.1 (Harm and offence)’....we require you to explain your rationale for the ad."

The "authority" didn't get its way with the blogger. However, under the Leveson/EU censorship plans this may change in future...

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Criminal damage is legal now

....when you hate the Jews -

"Police have admitted wrongly ordering the removal of a banner calling for a boycott of Tesco from a Blackburn building. Blackburn with Darwen Council staff took the banner down from the side of the derelict Duke of Edinburgh pub, in Crabtree Street, yesterday morning at the request of a police officer. Campaigners who organised a peaceful protest outside the store at the weekend have called for a full apology from both parties. They are campaigning against firms who sell Israeli goods because of the conflict in Gaza."

....and when it's by Banksy -

"A Banksy mural targeting the issue of government surveillance has been vandalised with silver and red spray paint....Gloucestershire police appealed for anyone with information about the graffiti to contact them. DI Angela Middlewood said: 'We have received a report regarding the Banksy artwork in Cheltenham. Officers are at the scene and enquiries are being carried out. I would like to take this opportunity to ask anyone who was in the area last night or in the early hours of this morning and saw something out of the ordinary, to contact us on 101.'"

Thanks to Julia for that first link. Wonder what would happen if I hung an EDL banner outside the block of flats where I live - in greenest Brighton - or sprayed "UKIP" on the steps of the town hall? Yup, nicked in no time.

Friday, 1 August 2014

Parliamentary committee believes in climate change.....almost

I have covered this outfit's filthy goings-on before. Now read this extract from Anthony Watts' popular climate blog -

"The U.K.’s Energy and Climate Change Committee [has] endorsed the IPCC’s 2014 opinion that humans are the dominant cause of global warming. In a 9 to 2 vote in a parallel universe the 'Science was Settled', yet again. But not by scientists, of course. Let’s look at the MPs who voted: Of the 9 in favour at least one had fiddled his expenses, just six held degrees and only one of them in what could be considered a scientific field, Human Biology.....The two MPs that voted against held scientific degrees in, respectively, Chemistry and Natural Sciences. Rigorously applying the proven '97% consensus' methodology, that implies 66% of scientifically qualified MPs tasked with considering the IPCC report don’t believe that global warming is predominantly caused by man."

In fact it's amazing just how cool the Earth stays when countries like China keep building new coal fired power stations. Could it be that CO2 is just a harmless plant food after all?