Media watch – Wednesday

13 December 2017

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  1. Missy

     /  December 13, 2017

  2. Missy

     /  December 13, 2017

    I think I will stick to the night tube for now, but then again having a comfy bed on the bus may entice me into moving further out just for the comfy snooze on the way home after a night out….

    https://www.timeout.com/london/news/a-night-bus-with-actual-beds-might-be-coming-to-london-next-year-121217

  3. Blazer

     /  December 13, 2017

    welcome to..John Spy’s world…to keep Corporations profits up,I mean to keep you..safe…
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/12/surveillance-firms-spied-on-campaign-groups-for-big-companies-leak-shows

    • Gezza

       /  December 13, 2017

      John who?

      • Blazer

         /  December 13, 2017

        my old friend..John…can you tell me..where he’s…gone..

        • PartisanZ

           /  December 13, 2017

          Nahhhh … haven’t seen the b_ _ _ _ _ _

          I can imagine where he’s gone … High security fence, CCTV everywhere, guards … possibly armed …

          Sounds like a prison doesn’t it?

          • Conspiratoor

             /  December 13, 2017

            It can indeed feel like a prison partisanz. But the pain can be alleviated when one has options. A bolt hole where one can move freely without restriction …incognito as it were

  4. PartisanZ

     /  December 13, 2017

    Speaking of the Charitocracy … Here they are in full elitist, iniquitous, unprincipled, nefarious vagary mode in the UK … a perfect analogy really … Getting the funding is effectively a lottery or, perhaps more accurately, a tug-the-heartstrings beauty pageant laced with greed … ?

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11958700

    It all sounds wonderful until you think really hard about the ethics of it, which IMHO is kinda feudal …

  5. Conspiratoor

     /  December 13, 2017

    A thought provoking post from Whale Oil on the $28,000,000,000 of aid from the west poured into the coffers of the palestinian terror tycoons. A population not much more than NZ. Interesting to speculate how far that would go to alleviate some of the third world problems we are suffering under

    https://www.whaleoil.co.nz/2017/12/terror-tycoons-enjoy-28-billion-dollars-palestinians-suffer/