Fake News happening now!
17 Posts Last Activity 19/02/2017
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A new phenomenon has emerged recently, 'Fake News.' The BBC has been caught broadcasting it, Newspapers around the world, News channels and social media have all been guilty of using it. It seems to have emerged in the run-up to the American elections, celebrities have been caught lying to push their agendas for their preferred candidate. Facebook and Twitter are moving to censor what they believe to be fake news, they say they will fact check any news item to authenticate its validity. Who deems what news should or should not be allowed? This is censorship, incrementally encroaching on freedom of speech? THEY will choose which items of news to allow or not allow, they will choose and think for us. 1984 is here. Doublethink, Newspeak? Who will know what is real anymore. Frightening!
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'Cut foreign aid, and use all the monies saved to help the NHS'
37 Posts Last Activity 10/02/2017
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Those of you who have been reading the forum relating to NHS funding have seen my ideas vis á vis the use of the foreign aid budget. I am organising an e-mail petition to Parliament, which will read as follows:- “Cut foreign aid, and use all the monies saved to help the NHS, It is obvious that the NHS requires more financial help. This extra financial help could come from cutting the foreign aid budget.” I need the endorsement of five people so that my petition can be published: thus enabling people to vote in its favour. I believe that if I can get 100,000 signatories a debate can be forced in Parliament. Please click this link to sign the petition. https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/177775/sponsors/Tay3xAPncQp8WJo6w I have obtained the site moderators permission to publicise my petition. I have been helped by Lionel, who confirms he will be one of the five signatories the petition requires. Should you agree please send your endorsement to the above address. Many thanks.
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Phil Shiner
9 Posts Last Activity 03/02/2017
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Great news, he's been struck off. Now they need to sue him for every penny he's got and find some way to distribute it to those he's hounded and to those seriously injured while serving.
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Trident Missile goes off course during test.
6 Posts Last Activity 28/01/2017
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While I agree that we need a good missile defence system. How safe is it? The test carried out last June ( which we are only hearing about now) went off course. Why worry about the threat from other countries when we can blow ourselves up? Do we need Trident? Yes. Do we need inept handlers of this very dangerous system..................no!
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Customs and Excise Goods Seized
13 Posts Last Activity 20/01/2017
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I need some help here to understand this. My regional newspaper reported that 5000 fake magic wands had been seized by HM Customs. Does this mean real magic wands actually exist?
Karen Matthews the most hated mother in Britain
5 Posts Last Activity 22/12/2016
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Karen Matthews has done her time in prison for kidnapping her own daughter in 2008. She wants plastic surgery to change her face so that she can live unrecognised and in peace. Should she now be forgiven?
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Death of Andrew Sachs on the 23rd November aged 86
16 Posts Last Activity 21/12/2016
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I heard of the death recently of Andrew Sachs who played the part of the beloved and much abused Manuel in the Fawlty Towers series. He suffered many a "smack on head" by the praying mantis like Basil Fawlty. His "I know nothing" is a byword all over the world. Andrew had severe dementia the last four years of his life. Unassuming, and talented in many fields, he was also an accomplished photographer and playwright. So sad to see him go.
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Black Friday - I've had enough!
64 Posts Last Activity 04/02/2017
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Sitting watching breakfast news, and all the reports are about Black Friday! When did Christmas become all about the money? I love a bargain as much as anyone but each year it seems the spirit of Christmas is being overtaken by the money and the need to buy presents. What happened to the season of goodwill?
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Poppy Selling
1 Posts Last Activity 11/11/2016
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My local branch of Royal British Legion advertised for help selling poppies in a local 'superstore' and I volunteered four year ago and I have not regretted it for one moment. We share the time into blocks of 3 hours two people together and different times of the day, I met again friends and neighbours long lost and become close to other 'poppy' sellers. The public are so generous for the very worthwhile charity and I'm proud to help if only in a small way. Does anyone else help in this way?
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Jill Gascoine
4 Posts Last Activity 09/11/2016
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Sad to read that Jill Gascoine is in the late stages of Alzheimer's disease - I used to love her in The Gentle Touch and C.A.T.S. Eyes when I was younger. Her partner, the actor Alfred Molina, has been speaking about it - it must be so awful watching a loved one slip away from you like this.
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