‘Remain Indoors’. Life After The Event.

Never in the field of Human Experience, have so many been alienated from so many for so long.
As a species, we are simply not used to this. And our veneer of civilisation is very thin. Especially our current ‘fly-by-wire’ global survival system, which, without the computer of social interaction, would drop the plane out of the sky.
Now we know who truly produces the wealth. And it isn’t the brave, generous billionaires.

Science Preface (Much more science)

‘Zoonotic host diversity increases in human-dominated ecosystems’
Our results suggest that global changes in the mode and the intensity of land use are creating expanding hazardous interfaces between people, livestock and wildlife reservoirs of zoonotic disease.’
 ( Nature)

“We’ve been warning about this for decades,” says Kate Jones, an ecological modeller at University College London and an author on the study, published on 5 August in Nature1. “Nobody paid any attention.”

If-you-want-pandemics-build-factory-farms

Expert-brands-factory-farms-destructive-weapons

Timeline of pandemics and other viruses that humans caught by interacting with animals

Three years ago, an article published by the US National Centre for Biotechnology Information stated, presciently: “The recent Sars and Ebola epidemics have threatened populations across borders. The emergence of Mers may well be warning signals of a nascent pandemic threat.”

Deforestation is leading to more infectious diseases in humans
‘As more and more forest is cleared around the world, scientists fear that the next deadly pandemic could emerge from what lives within them.’

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COVID 19 LOCKDOWN LOG

news at the top, history at the bottom

08/07/2021

Win or lose on Sunday, England have given us something to be proud of8 Jul 2021 13:4721 RecommendIn response to ruffledfeathers

If the police are homicidal racists, what’s wrong with Defunding them?
Try finding out what ‘defunding’ means.
‘Almost overnight and in direct response to protests, some mayors and other elected leaders have reversed their position on police funding. The mayor of LA said he would look to cut as much as $150m from the police, just two days after he pushed forward a city budget that was increasing it by 7%. A New York councilman has called for a $1bn divestment from the NYPD. In Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC, San Francisco and other cities, local policymakers have expressed support for some form of defunding or opposing police budget increases. Most radically, in Minneapolis, council members have discussed potentially disbanding the embattled police department altogether. Colleges, public school systems, museums and other institutions are also divesting from police.’
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jun/05/defunding-the-police-us-what-does-it-mean
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26/06/2021

Here’s how a progressive alliance would actually work24 Jun 2021 16:22
As if there is a choice.
Anthropogenic global warming forces us to act cooperatively.
If we don’t, nobody will want to win elections.
Or fiddle about the benefits of Proportional Representation while Rome burns.
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10/06/21

Fingered for failings he’d forgotten, Matt Hancock wriggles free
10 Jun 2021 20:55
In response to R3dh3ad
Highly unlikely he wouldn’t. It’s part of Labour culture.
Not to mention being featured in more than one TV dramatisation, most recently in ‘The Indian Doctor’. So many of his constituents who watch daytime TV would also know about it.
Either way, he knows the power of the local health authorities and the community – a weapon which Johnson was terrified of since it would revive a community spirit he has spent his political life trying to crush.
Johnson has no ‘charisma’, not that it means damn thing. He is a proven liar and a charlatan who has exploited the Pandemic for his political gain. At the expense of hundreds of thousands of lives.
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Fingered for failings he’d forgotten, Matt Hancock wriggles free
10 Jun 2021 20:37
I fail to see why the Guardian repeatedly deletes any refutation of the absurd claim that ‘Corbyn would have been worse’, while allowing those allegations free space.
Clearly Corbyn would know the history of the 1962 Welsh smallpox outbreak, and the role of the community and local health systems in containing it.
Likewise, he would not have hesitated to implement the same level of community involvement – which would have reduced British deaths to South Korean levels.
The very idea of ‘Community’ is taboo to Johnson and his cult. [DELETED BY GUARDIAN]
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Fingered for failings he’d forgotten, Matt Hancock wriggles free
10 Jun 2021 19:35
To those making absurd claims that ‘Corbyn would have been worse’.
Knowing what we do about Corbyn, one thing is certain. He would not have been terrified of implementing the wholesale Community Testing which was need to suppress and contain the Pandemic.
He would have known the value and power of regional health authorities from his early Labour history lessons. Especially the Welsh smallpox outbreak in 1962.
He would have reduced the number of deaths to Korean levels.
Johnson didn’t use this proven weapon because it would have revived a national sense of community identity which is the mortal enemy of his squalid dog-eat-dog dogma.
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Fingered for failings he’d forgotten, Matt Hancock wriggles free
10 Jun 2021 19:22
In response to tanzanite
No poker player would show his full hand before today.
And whatever else he is, Cummings is a political poker player – or we would still be a member of the EU.
And he would not have spilled the beans if he didn’t have the kind of evidence most people now have of their conversations and correspondence.
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09/06/2021

Cursed and compromised but Euro 2020’s irresistible circus rolls on
9 Jun 2021 16:35
In response to morton51
You can go on pretending that up is down and black is white and demanding your phoney, sociopathic ‘rights’ until your neck turns red, but the evidence is there if you dare confront it.
Which you daren’t. Which is why more lives were lost on British soil in a year of Covid than between 1939-45. Those people had ‘rights’ too, especially the right to life. A right your sort denied them.
‘We find evidence that mass outdoor events were consistent with more cases and deaths, even after controlling for measurable characteristics of local areas.
We find that a football match is consistent with around six additional Covid-19 cases per 100,000 people, two additional Covid-19 deaths per 100,000 people, and three additional excess deaths per 100,000 people.
This effect is slightly stronger for the areas of away teams in March, and slightly weaker for matches in February.
These results suggest caution in returning to unrestricted spectator attendance at matches. We caveat our analysis though by noting that stadium access and egress routes can be adapted such that some of the opportunities for the spread of an airborne virus could be mitigated. We recommend that the relevant authorities conduct pilot events before determining to what extent fans can return to mass outdoor events.’

https://cepr.org/sites/default/files/CovidEconomics47.pdf
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08/06/2021

Pressured by Biden, Johnson may finally face reality on Northern Ireland
8 Jun 2021 00:14
In response to Tiger78
I know the realities first hand. Like the companies which can’t trade, and the long-term residents who have paid decades of taxes and now don’t have citizenship.
Which laws alter those realities?
We’d love to know.~
Tell me how I can employ the same European specialists I used to.
It would salvage our company from disaster.
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Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @AngelArtsPhoto@jason_carl_foxand 2 others
Prefer what? Gym monkeys ARE junkies, but hooked on different drugs. And their addiction/muscle dysmorphia is only made worse with every hit.
I pity them, like all sick people. In spite of the violent & criminal side-effects of their derangement.
Violence may be serious in men with body dysmorphic disorderncbi.nlm.nih.gov
12:57 PM · Jun 8, 2021· Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @Thomas57555988 and @BBCNews
Tell that to the racists. Politics created their racism and only politics can eradicate it. Your answer is to do nothing. To appease racism. How does that make you any different?
12:18 AM · Jun 8, 2021·Twitter Web App

07/06/2021

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @newscientist
Yet another source of Zootic Pathogens.
If the Climate don’t get us the Pandemics will. (My money’s on the pandemics).
‘recent pandemics are a consequence of our global financial and economic systems that prize economic growth at any cost. “
IPBES Guest Article: COVID-19 Stimulus Measures Must Save Lives, Protect Livelihoods, and Safeguard…IPBES Expert Guest Article by Professors Josef Settele, Sandra Díaz and Eduardo Brondizioipbes.net
8:06 PM · Jun 7, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @BBCNews
‘Why?’ Simple. Because all Backlash politics in living memory instantly brands any campaign against injustice as ‘Marxist’.
Ask Ghandi, Martin Luther King or Nelson Mandela.
If the Knee is Marxist, then the more Marxism the better.
7:30 PM · Jun 7, 2021·Twitter Web App

Pressured by Biden, Johnson may finally face reality on Northern Ireland
7 Jun 2021 15:20
‘Brexit is not a disaster …’
It is for generations of businesses which have come to rely on free movement, and for the same generations of people – and even their children – who now find themselves in danger of expulsion from the country they grew up in.
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Rob Kenyon@Biginabox
Replying to @BrianMaudling@headsthey and @davidschneider
What ‘hindsight’? Your doublethink is showing again.
Predicting each disaster has only needed ”2+2=4 FORESIGHT. The basis of all rational thought and policy-making.
1:05 PM · Jun 7, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@Biginabox
Replying to @seanjmcg and @guardian
Every obscene public glorification in bronze or stone of slavery was designed to induce collective amnesia and ‘make people feel good’.
Those lying statues were erected in the name of history.
Destroying them reveals the truth.
12:49 PM · Jun 7, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@Biginabox
Replying to @lynneratcliff1@MayorofLondon and @England
Because the fight against racism and inequality IS political. It can’t be anything else.
Those who seek to disrupt the Knee are supporting racism and should be ejected – just as if they were doing monkey-chants or throwing bananas.
12:44 PM · Jun 7, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@Biginabox
Replying to @gazilapod and @BBCNews
Vaccine immunity is NOT for life – even without a variant per month.
Jab3 boosters planned for September. All are vulnerable, even the jabbed.
Your beloved ‘Normal’ eco-cidal Consumerism is the cause of every zootic pathogen of the last 30 years.
Why we are just as much to blame for Covid 19 as we are for Global WarmingScience is now as unanimous about the causes of Global Pandemics as it is about the causes of Global Warming.(See below.)___________________________________________________________________ Some of …biginabox.com
12:13 PM · Jun 7, 2021·Twitter Web App

04/06/2021

Rob Kenyon@Biginabox
Replying to @BaconBantam@AndyQui29237736and 2 others
So you caught it from someone who didn’t KNOW they had it and who ignored social distancing.
And now you want everyone to go through the same process. Unbelievable.
Isn’t that what Trump did?
8:46 PM · Jun 4, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@Biginabox
Replying to @BaconBantam@AndyQui29237736and 2 others
How do you know? Asymptomatic anti-vaxxers and other denialist nutters have undoubtedly killed by transmitting a disease they didn’t know they had.
And the simplest way to do that is to disregard social distancing – which is your homicidal policy.
8:41 PM · Jun 4, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@Biginabox
Replying to @BaconBantam@AndyQui29237736and 2 others
Current vaccines won’t be any use when the virus evolves beyond their powers. Which it will under your plan of allowing mass infection. And totally useless against the new pandemics down the line, unleashed by your pillaging Consumerism Especially with most of the world untreated
5:24 PM · Jun 4, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@Biginabox
Replying to @ThaisMoth and @MichaelRosenYes
Nobody yet knows if India was the ‘place of origin’. India was failed by Britain exporting our new variant there in 2020, which mutated into Delta.
Britain was one of the countries which failed most in 2020. Our obscene per capita death toll apportions blame more accurately.
3:54 PM · Jun 4, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@Biginabox
Replying to @michaelwhite
Stability merely discredits democracy when wielded by the series of minority governments delivered by FPTP. Which was a major cause of the Brexit Identity Crisis, and the ongoing cultural collapse into gangster-nationalism and division.
3:33 PM · Jun 4, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@Biginabox
Replying to @John19289204@Vibulanus and @guardian
The ones ‘coining it’ are criminal sociopathic frauds and quacks like Wakefield.
When you’re ready with a serious argument, get back.
Pick the bones of these first. 2 dozen studies and counting.
Why we are just as much to blame for Covid 19 as we are for Global WarmingScience is now as unanimous about the causes of Global Pandemics as it is about the causes of Global Warming.(See below.)___________________________________________________________________ Some of …biginabox.com
3:24 PM · Jun 4, 2021·Twitter Web App

03/06/2021

Rob Kenyon@Biginabox
Replying to @PeterDaszak@PeterHotez and @WHO
But that would be to focus on hard reality. To highlight the eco-sabotage of toxic, narcotic Consumerism. And junkies do not put their dealer in jail. Far more comforting to blame an Evil Scientist in an extinct volcano.
8:41 PM · Jun 3, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@Biginabox
Replying to @alexandretakacs@cdjstrydomand 2 others
Which ‘politics’? The ‘politics’ of sustainability and a healthy future for civilisation?
Bring it on.
Your opposition to the science is clearly political. The politics of blood-soaked JUNKIE CONSUMERISM.
The New Barbarism.
4:13 PM · Jun 3, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@Biginabox
Replying to @alexandretakacs@cdjstrydomand 2 others
Which did I ‘forge’? The ones from @newscientist , @NatGeoUS , @TheLancet , @sciam ?
All saying the same thing. That your Junkie Consumerism has to die to save civilisation.
Your paranoia is now complete.
Why we are just as much to blame for Covid 19 as we are for Global WarmingScience is now as unanimous about the causes of Global Pandemics as it is about the causes of Global Warming.(See below.)___________________________________________________________________ Some of …biginabox.com
4:03 PM · Jun 3, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@Biginabox
Replying to @charleslatham9 and @guardian
Cheer the fight against injustice, inequality and racism. If that equates to ‘Marxism’, so be it.
If your creed fails to meet those objectives, you need to reboot it. But you never will, You merely pervert a word you don’t understand to try and defend racism and hate.
3:20 PM · Jun 3, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@Biginabox
Replying to @alexandretakacs@cdjstrydomand 2 others
“Afelt et al. (2018)—linked deforestation with the emergence of coronaviruses and novel infectious diseases, and Zimmer (2019) indicated that scientific evidence suggests that deforestation is leading to more infectious diseases in humans.”
The Economy, Climate Change and Infectious Diseases: Links and Policy ImplicationsThis short paper provides a modeling framework for unifying the economy, climate change and the outbreak of infectious diseases such as the recent COVID-19 pandemic. We stress that continuous growth…link.springer.com
3:05 PM · Jun 3, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@BiginaboxR
Replying to @alexandretakacs@cdjstrydomand 2 others
There are DOZENS of studies which all confirm the same high level of PROBABILITY. The same level we have for anthropogenic Climate Change.
Both far more certain than your paranoid conspiracy theories of Dr Evil’s plot to destroy Humanity.
Refute if you can
Why we are just as much to blame for Covid 19 as we are for Global WarmingScience is now as unanimous about the causes of Global Pandemics as it is about the causes of Global Warming.(See below.)___________________________________________________________________ Some of …biginabox.com
3:00 PM · Jun 3, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@Biginabox
Replying to @SimonPirani1
Tackling Climate Change AND Bio-Change – the ever-growing threat from anthropogenic Pandemics.
“As with the climate and biodiversity crises, recent pandemics are a direct consequence of … our limited paradigm that prizes economic growth at any cost. “
IPBES Guest Article: COVID-19 Stimulus Measures Must Save Lives, Protect Livelihoods, and Safeguard…IPBES Expert Guest Article by Professors Josef Settele, Sandra Díaz and Eduardo Brondizioipbes.net
12:34 PM · Jun 3, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@Biginabox
Replying to @mediaguardian
Most of the media is controlled by Advertisers of consumerist junk which can only be produced by environmental devastation – which creates both Climate Change and Zootic Pathogens like Covid.
A healthy world = one free of toxic Consumerism.
12:12 PM · Jun 3, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@Biginabox
Replying to @BBCNews
IF the G7 meant business, it would impose a ban on all products dependent on wholesale deforestation – the main factor in releasing & magnifying zootic pathogens such as ZIKA, MERS, EBOLA, HIV, SARS, SWINE FLU, and many others in the last 30 years.
Deforestation is leading to more infectious diseases in humans.
As more and more forest is cleared around the world, scientists fear that the next deadly pandemic could emerge from what lives within them.nationalgeographic.com
12:01 PM · Jun 3, 2021·Twitter Web App

02/06/2021

Rob Kenyon@Biginabox
Replying to @alexandretakacs@PeterDaszak and @K_G_Andersen
READ THE REPORT
“the high-affinity binding of SARS-CoV-2 spike protein to human ACE2 is most likely the result of natural selection on a human/human-like ACE2 that permits another optimal binding solution… strong evidence that SARS-CoV-2 is not the product of manipulation.”
4:50 PM · Jun 2, 2021·Twitter Web App

31/05/2021

Rob Kenyon@Biginabox
Replying to @michaelwhite and @Bradholler
Getting out of marriages on the strength of a theological loophole?
It’s Henry VIII all over again. Lots of loopholes for some folks.
5:59 PM · May 31, 2021·Twitter Web AppView

28/05/2021

Rob Kenyon@Biginabox
Replying to @robinthemint and @michaelwhite
The Very Thing which influenced voters was the lies and perversions of the billionaire, phone-hacking, tax-dodging, drug-dealing, money-laundering gutter media.
Aided & abetted by the meaningless toxic fog-terms ‘Left’, ‘Right’ and ‘Centre’
5:33 PM · May 28, 2021·Twitter Web App

If Dominic Cummings’ assault on Johnson fails, he will have only himself to blame
28 May 2021 17:13
In response to tellingtruthtopower
the UK isn’t even in the worst 10 in Europe for death rate.’
It was among the worst per capita before the hijacked vaccine haul arrived. A real world-beater.
Better even than Trump’s LaLaLand. Which took some doing.
It didn’t need Cummings to confirm that Johnson was ignoring scientific evidence and was only concerned with profits and getting snouts back into feelgood troughs.
The current polls are merely a final condemnation of degraded, dehumanised, junk-addicted British culture. A nation which would kill for its next fix of burgers and beer.
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If Dominic Cummings’ assault on Johnson fails, he will have only himself to blame
28 May 2021 17:02
‘Labour and other opponents of the government should focus on the PM’s much less forgivable failures in the autumn, when scientists were screaming for a swift lockdown while Johnson put his fingers in his ears’
Anyone watching PMQ’s last year will have noticed the pattern of Starmer ‘screaming’ alongside the scientists, especially in the autumn – and being rewarded with juvenile taunts of ‘Captain Hindsight’.
Was was rich coming from a PM who had obviously learned nothing from the Spring crisis.
The bizarre slander that Starmer was using ’20-20 hindsight’ by urging Johnson to use common or garden 2+2=4 Foresight is another symptom of the pathological moral and intellectual vacuum of deathbed nationalism.
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The shapeshifting Tories have grown their base – but this could be their downfall
28 May 2021 13:40
In response to Hak_a_dalan
‘..for the foreseeable future, the English nationalist tail is going to wag the UK dog.’
Then this nationalism ‘doesn’t care’ about the cull of care-home residents, or that ministers lied to cover it up. This reveals nationalism’s slender grasp of the concept of ‘care’.
Hancock is today faced with thousands of ‘substantiations’ of Cummings’ testimony on oath. Both he and Johnson are left with no alternative but to brand the entire care-home sector and the bereaved families as liars. Or as too stupid to understand ‘how these things work’.
Johnson has his own potent list of insults for the electorate. Maybe he doesn’t care, believing that they like being insulted.
As the old nursery rhyme goes:
‘Don’t Care’ was made to care.
Don’t Care was hung.
Don’t Care was put in a pot
And boiled ’till he was done.

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27/05/2021

Rob Kenyon@Biginabox
Replying to @BBCNews
It certainly did until the vaccines began to take effect.
Worse even than Trump’s LaLaLand.
In reality, Johnson did nothing to reduce deaths, and everything he could to increase them.
Ignoring the scientists, the experience of sensible countries, his No10 advisors, and Starmer.
9:22 PM · May 27, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @DaviesAndrew and @bbclaurak
You presumably don’t care about the blatant cull of care-home residents.
So the concept of ‘care’ must be very alien to you.
In that case could you please rephrase your question in words you understand?
EG: ‘How can this crime be effectively concealed forever?’
9:17 PM · May 27, 2021·Twitter Web App

Where were the critics who could have stopped Johnson leading us to Covid tragedy?
27 May 2021 14:22
‘Keir Starmer’s team decided to simply defer to focus groups’
Is that why, in PMQs, Starmer repeatedly implored Johnson to take the same actions scientists were advising? Especially over the Autumn lockdown, when all informed opinion was in favour of a ‘firebreak’ Lockdown. Which Johnson bizarrely labelled as ’20-20 hindsight, and were then imposed far too late, and totally sabotaged by the crowd-pleasing Xmas break.
All journalists have to do is check PMQ’s in Hansard:
Monday 12th 2020.
Starmer. ” the worst thing that the Prime Minister can do is not act quickly and decisively enough, and keep coming back to this House every couple of weeks with a new plan that does not work and is not up to the scale of the task. We need to break that cycle, finally get on top of the virus ..
HANSARD

14/10/2020
Starmer: “I have just listened to what the Prime Minister said about his strategy to get R below 1, but I cannot think of a single scientist who backs it. He will know that the chief medical officer said on Monday that he, the chief medical officer, is—his words:
“not confident, and nor is anyone confident, that the tier 3 proposals for the highest rates…would be enough”.
That is tier 3—the highest tier. So why is the Prime Minister so confident that his approach will get the R rate below 1—so confident—or is that no longer the Government plan?”

Hansard
Lockdown announced 31st October. Too late for too many.
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26/05/2021

Most of the advice Johnson ignored until too late was being urged on him by Starmer in the house at least two weeks before the inevitable u-turn.
The Autumn lockdown especially.
In response to Starmer’s scientifically based advice, the constant schoolboy response from Johnson was the accusation of ’20-20 hindsight.’ He was only interested in getting the label of ‘Captain Hindsight’ to stick to the red-top front pages.
In reality, Johnson was incapable of basic 2+2=4 foresight. The basis of all rational thought.
Starmer’s line on Covid seems to have largely mirrored that taken by Cummings.
Or vice versa, depending on who was reading whose homework. Both clearly knew that Johnson is the unfunniest joke in history.

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @jediknight49 and @ByDonkeys
128,000 lives later they should care. ‘Angry’ is the word you’re trying to avoid.
As everyone should be at Johnson’s homicidal incompetence. Especially officials forced to lie to cover his crimes – which is why Cummings resigned.
You didn’t watch the testimony, did you?
7:24 PM · May 26, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @MattCarr55@brexit_sham and @GoodwinMJ
Always depressing to see people failing to pick up money on the street. Missing an open goal.
Letting their gripes distract them from the greater objective.
More like you and Johnson will last ten years.
7:16 PM · May 26, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @michaelwhite
Who said ‘we are the worst’? There’s.. and..
But whoever IS worse it’s no consolation. The point is many governments were doing better by merely being sensible, and Johnson ignored them especially in Autumn 2020.
No Foresight OR Hindsight. Captain No-Sight.
Not fit to run a raffle.
7:04 PM · May 26, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @NUFCTOON1892 and @michaelwhite
You mean any bungling British government.
Elsewhere, governments were behaving rationally.
Johnson not only refused to impose LD2, but resented being bullied into LD1!
5:16 PM · May 26, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @michaelwhite
Every decision Johnson ducked was being recommended by Starmer in the house.
Especially the Autumn lockdown. Johnson has no ‘hindsight’.
Worse, no 2+2=4 foresight.
5:13 PM · May 26, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @AlanJamesRowe2@Kev_Collierand 2 others
I don’t have to do anything.
You LURVVE Boris because he killed thousands of people. Do you think you’re in the majority?
When would you have imposed Lockdown 2? When everyone including the scientists, Starmer & Cummings were saying?
Or when Johnson was forced to – too late?
5:09 PM · May 26, 2021· Twitter Web App

24/05/2021

The climate crisis requires a new culture and politics, not just new tech
24 May 2021 13:09
In response to ShortTrousers
Have you checked your facts?
Open the link and tell the good people what ‘nonsense’ you see.
This?
‘Most of these emerging diseases and practically all pandemics including influenza, HIV/AIDS, and COVID-19, are caused by microbes in animals which “spill over” after repeated contact between wildlife, livestock, and people. Combined with highly interconnected globalised economies and rapid transport, this makes pandemics a rapidly growing risk.‘
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanplh/article/PIIS2542-5196(20)30305-3/fulltext

Or this?
It’s pretty well established that deforestation can be a strong driver of infectious disease transmission,” says Andy MacDonald, a disease ecologist at the Earth Research Institute of the University of California, Santa Barbara. “It’s a numbers game: The more we degrade and clear forest habitats, the more likely it is that we’re going to find ourselves in these situations where epidemics of infectious diseases occur.”
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/article/deforestation-leading-to-more-infectious-diseases-in-humans

Or this?
“The world is facing 3 major crises today: the loss of biodiversity, climate change & the pandemic,” says biologist Cristián Samper at the Wildlife Conservation Society in New York. “They are all interrelated, with many of the same causes and solutions”..
https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24933223-300-rescue-plan-for-nature-how-to-fix-the-biodiversity-crisis/

You can’t deny the science of biodiversity without denying the climatology of global warming.
What else do you deny?
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The climate crisis requires a new culture and politics, not just new tech
24 May 2021 12:59
In response to Kropotkin72
‘the flaws in “civilized” man are embedded in the species’
Garbage.
This Misanthropic myth has been repeatedly debunked by science on several levels.
The essential human characteristic is the Reciprocal Social altruism. The cooperative instinct which caused our brains to expand to the size of a planet.
The flaws of property-based power structures such as modern Consumerism and its ancestors are definitely ’embedded’. And so is the sociopathic indoctrination that prolongs the cult.
But these aberrations are only a mere 10,000 years old. The blink of an eye in evolutionary terms.
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The climate crisis requires a new culture and politics, not just new tech24 May 2021 12:52
In response to VoiceofReason08
They’d better make up their minds to an age of sustainable Austerity, because the post-disaster alternative is definitely not what they want.
They would not like it up ’em at all.
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The climate crisis requires a new culture and politics, not just new tech
24 May 2021 12:50
In response to dsdsdsdsds
Science could easily cater for the needs of a planet where resources are shared, not squandered and used to create hate and division.
But there is no profit in that.
Consumerism needs a permanent suicidal orgy to survive.
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The climate crisis requires a new culture and politics, not just new tech24 May 2021 12:45
In response to anniegyg
If you bothered to open your mind and the link, you will find over 20 peer-reviewed confirmations of the consensus that consumerism is not only destroying the climate but driving and amplifying wild viruses into dangerous proximity with people. From almost every reputable journal from New Scientist and Nature to the Lancet. All in one place for your convenience.
Try again.
https://biginabox.com/2021/02/02/why-we-are-just-as-much-to-blame-for-covid-19-as-we-are-for-global-warming/
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The climate crisis requires a new culture and politics, not just new tech
24 May 2021 12:26

Our civilisation is underpinned by extractivism, a belief that the Earth is ours to exploit, and the nonsensical idea of infinite growth within a finite territory. Material possessions as markers of achievement, a drive to consume for the sake of consumption, and blindness to the long-term consequences of our actions, have all become part of the culture of global capitalism.

“There is a single species that is responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic – us. As with the climate and biodiversity crises, recent pandemics are a direct consequence of human activity – particularly our global financial and economic systems, based on a limited paradigm that prizes economic growth at any cost. “
https://ipbes.net/covid19stimulus
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The climate crisis requires a new culture and politics, not just new tech24 May 2021 12:22
First and foremost it requires that all concerned agencies seize the golden opportunity of Covid, the most tangible and widespread evidence of environmental catastrophe yet.
And one for which our addiction to consumerism is as much to blame as it is for global warming.
A precious year’s powerful propaganda has been squandered by virtually every relevant charity and prominent activist. In spite of the unanimous scientific consensus that this and other pandemics past and future are caused by our industrial deforestation and farming methods.
https://biginabox.com/2021/02/02/why-we-are-just-as-much-to-blame-for-covid-19-as-we-are-for-global-warming/
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23/05/2021

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @BBCNews
The BBC’s reputation cannot be damaged by a rogue team which broke all the BBC rules – 25 years ago. It is much bigger than them.
Meanwhile this government wants to deny justice to families of those murdered by British troops.
Pathological hypocrisy.
2:13 PM · May 23, 2021·Twitter Web App

10/04/2021

Michael Lewis: ‘We were incentivised to have a bad pandemic response’
10 May 2021 11:57
In response to edmundberk
The UK has actually done well on what is controllable.
Given a worse death-toll per-capita than Trump’s Wackyworld, Johnson has ‘done well’ to avoid being tarred and feathered, I agree. Covid is his Falklands War.
For that ‘world-beating’ position, we can thank his total failure to implement Community Action Cells (aka ‘T.T.I.S.) used to ‘control’ the recent outbreak of Ebola in the Congo – Communities are too dangerous to tory politics.
Not to mention his refusal to enforce lockdowns and other measures until weeks after Starmer told him to in the House – when it was too late.
And now he proposes to return us to the same old ‘normal’ environmental sabotage that both creates zootic pathogens like Covid, and which spews increasing amounts of greenhouse gases into the air.
Must do rather better to become a useful member of society.
Boris does not seem to show the slightest interest in the tasks he is given, has a flimsy grasp of the truth, and fails to take any responsibility for the consequences of his actions.
I am recommending a meeting with the school councillor.

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04/05/2021

We’ve had information campaigns on Brexit and Covid. What about the climate?
4 May 2021 17:37
In response to Pol1ticalAn1ma
‘Have you considered that actually we all know about climate change, but that we also think we are doing enough already?’
Clearly we don’t ‘all’ know, and are by and large therefore apathetic to action, or even hostile to it. Especially if it demands any degree of sacrifice.
You seem to have the standard level of phobia to science, or you would have referred to some by now.
Let’s try you with some from the Lancet this time.
‘Most of these emerging diseases and practically all pandemics including influenza, HIV/AIDS, and COVID-19, are caused by microbes in animals which “spill over” after repeated contact between wildlife, livestock, and people. Combined with highly interconnected globalised economies and rapid transport, this makes pandemics a rapidly growing risk.’
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanplh/article/PIIS2542-5196(20)30305-3/fulltext
I’ve noticed that recommendations are in inverse proportion to the amount of science in a post.
A sure sign of mass denialism.
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We’ve had information campaigns on Brexit and Covid. What about the climate?
4 May 2021 17:23
In response to Pol1ticalAn1mal
Sorry I touched a nerve!
And what policies would you recommend to the queues of Junk-Addicts outside Macdonalds? What else would you call them given the chemically addictive nature of many of the key ingredients in Junkfood?
Time you became a ‘keyboard consumer’ of the science and arrived at informed decisions.
Addictive Ingredients in Fast Food and their Effect on Your Body.
Producing junkfood means deforestation. Deforestation spawns Pandemics, and spews CO2.
Cattle belch even worse greenhouse gasses.
Try and keep up.
It’s not as if you haven’t been given the information.
‘Most of these emerging diseases and practically all pandemics including influenza, HIV/AIDS, and COVID-19, are caused by microbes in animals which “spill over” after repeated contact between wildlife, livestock, and people.
Combined with highly interconnected globalised economies and rapid transport, this makes pandemics a rapidly growing risk.’

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanplh/article/PIIS2542-5196(20)30305-3/fulltext

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We’ve had information campaigns on Brexit and Covid. What about the climate?
4 May 2021 14:37
In response to Underwhelmed99
Science does not have a magic wand to eradicate Consumerism.
Only politics can do that.
And the people are too addicted to Consumerist Junk to vote any politicians with the guts to enact the radical policies needed.
We are being led to disaster by the nose.
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We’ve had information campaigns on Brexit and Covid. What about the climate?
4 May 2021 14:34
In response to Underwhelmed99
The proven method of reducing birthrates is increased Equality of opportunity Heathcare and education.
The countries with the lowest birthrates are by far the most damaging to the environment.
So Increasing Equality and Education while globally agreeing that the era of the Consumerist Orgy is over is the only credible way of preventing Climate Change and deadly pandemics.
It may well mean returning to 1950’s levels of personal consumption, but that never hurt anyone.
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We’ve had information campaigns on Brexit and Covid. What about the climate?
4 May 2021 14:25
In response to TonyStopyra
It’s equally tragic that you won’t get many recommendations going around saying that people will have to live within the limits of sustainability.
In other words, drug-addicts don’t squeal on their dealers.
Since the Lockdown was lifted, Junk-Baron Macdonalds reported a huge increase in sales.
Every one I’ve passed recently has had queues around the block.
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We’ve had information campaigns on Brexit and Covid. What about the climate?
4 May 2021 14:21
In response to amorphia
Then find the part of you that pays attention to the science.
And can do the arithmetic of per capita consumption figures for the affluent Junk-Addicted West, which is responsible for the bulk of deforestation and environmental sabotage which causes both Climate change and zootic pathogenic Pandemics.
Deforestation is leading to more infectious diseases in humans.
When not forced to worship the god of Profit, and live naturally, Humanity is not a problem. The Power and Greed of a few ruthless corporations and paranoid maniacs are the problem.
“As more and more forest is cleared around the world, scientists fear that the next deadly pandemic could emerge from what lives within them.”
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2019/11/deforestation-leading-to-more-infectious-diseases-in-humans/
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We’ve had information campaigns on Brexit and Covid. What about the climate?
4 May 2021 14:13
In response to wheresmehat
Globalised trade with the East for silks and spices.
If you don’t blame Consumerism for Covid and other Pandemics, you also find it innocent of causing Climate Change – in denial of the science.
The issue of misinformation has never been highlighted so graphically. But not this time by the Trumps and Bolsonaros, but by the very agencies which promote climate science.
Even the right-thinking scientific Guardian has deleted a previous post of mine, riddled with references to hard research, which drew attention to the toxic triangle of Climate-change, Pandemics and Consumerism.
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We’ve had information campaigns on Brexit and Covid. What about the climate?
4 May 2021 12:03
In response to wheresmehat
Sorry, but you’re living in an anti-scientific fantasy.
Unless you have a more likely culprit for mass deforestation and encroachment of wild habitats.
“The world is facing 3 major crises today: the loss of biodiversity, climate change & the pandemic,” says biologist Cristián Samper at the Wildlife Conservation Society in New York. “They are all interrelated, with many of the same causes and solutions”..
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24933223-300-rescue-plan-for-nature-how-to-fix-the-biodiversity-crisis/
‘Because of our broken relationship with nature, these events are already happening more frequently: more than 335 emerging infectious disease outbreaks were reported worldwide from 1940 to 2004 – over 50 per decade.
The next novel virus that we encounter could be both highly transmissible and highly virulent – leading to an immediate existential threat for much of humanity (Jones et al, 2008).’

https://www.preventingfuturepandemics.org/the-problem
‘Dr Peter Daszak and Dr William Karesh from EcoHealth Alliance highlight how climate change and pandemic risk are interconnected; all the solutions already identified to tackle global warming will also help prevent the next virus from jumping.’
<a href=https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000symp
‘Three quarters of the emerging pathogens that infect humans leaped from animals, many of them creatures in the forest habitats that we are slashing and burning to create land for crops, including biofuel plants, and for mining and housing. The more we clear, the more we come into contact with wildlife that carries microbes well suited to kill us—and the more we concentrate those animals in smaller areas where they can swap infectious microbes, raising the chances of novel strains. 
…In addition, we have to examine factory farms that pack thousands of animals together—the source of the 2009 swine flu outbreak that killed more than 10,000 people in the U.S. and multitudes worldwide.’

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/stopping-deforestation-can-prevent-pandemics1/
I could go on posting hard, peer-reviewed evidence all day.
What have you got?
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We’ve had information campaigns on Brexit and Covid. What about the climate?
4 May 2021 11:53
In response to CaptainRogers
Let’s hope that the fact that Climate Change and Pandemics are the twin effects of the same consumerism, is not denied any longer.
Covid could have been the most powerful weapon in convincing more people that radical economic reform is vital for a sustainable future.
But the warnings are still being ignored in the face of overwhelming evidence, including dozens of novel viruses in the last few decades caused by many of the same Consumerist abuses which exacerbate climate change.
“The world is facing 3 major crises today: the loss of biodiversity, climate change & the pandemic,” says biologist Cristián Samper at the Wildlife Conservation Society in New York. “They are all interrelated, with many of the same causes and solutions”..
https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24933223-300-rescue-plan-for-nature-how-to-fix-the-biodiversity-crisis/
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We’ve had information campaigns on Brexit and Covid. What about the climate?
4 May 2021 11:42
Pandemics and Climate change are the same campaign.
Both caused by the same toxic consumerism. The science is as unanimous about the causes of zootic pathogens as it is about the causes of anthropogenic climate change. You can’t accept one without the other.
For over a year, this has been a golden propaganda opportunity for all environmentalists. One which has been squandered by the most unlikely suspects, including Greenpeace, FOE, and David Attenborough himself.
A concrete deadly example of the consequences of our actions lands on our doorstep and we ignore it. Preferring instead to fight a futile vaccine war against an ever changing enemy and yearn for a return to the ‘normal’ which has already dug at least 3.5 million graves worldwide. And which will inevitably deliver another novel virus in due course. Another one we do not have a vaccine for.
The cost of Covid may well prove to be much higher than we can count.
“There is a single species that is responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic – us. As with the climate and biodiversity crises, recent pandemics are a direct consequence of human activity – particularly our global financial and economic systems, based on a limited paradigm that prizes economic growth at any cost. “
https://ipbes.net/covid19stimulus
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30/04/2021

Rob Kenyon@Biginabox
Replying to @TomWilliams88 and @BBCNews
I know. I chose to reply to you because you seem a rational person. Not one of the lynch-mob who doth protest too much. Most violence is psychopathic, and deserves an indefinite term in a nuthouse. Crazy until proven sane.
5:31 PM · Apr 30, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@Biginabox
Replying to @WhittyPics and @guardian
We all sympathise with your Identity Crisis caused by the irrefutable science, but sometimes we have to be Brave Little Soldiers and face the facts.
You will have to do Cold Turkey sooner or later to get you off your Consumerist Junkie addiction.
5:28 PM · Apr 30, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @guardian
To avert catastrophe in the form of irreversible climate Change and regular Pandemics, we have to return to much more sustainable levels of personal consumption – and fast. The Consumerist Orgy is over.
5:25 PM · Apr 30, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @ThePrizeForce and @guardian
What rock have you been hiding under? Yemen, India, Turkey, Egypt, Palestine.. Wars because of drought and water rights are rampant NOW. A drought in the Ukraine caused the shortage of grain in Syria, and BOOM!
Editor’s Pick: 10 Violent Water Conflicts – WorldEnglish News and Press Release on World and 15 other countries about Water Sanitation Hygiene and Drought; published on 21 Aug 2017 by adelphireliefweb.int
5:23 PM · Apr 30, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @yellow69salmon@BBCNews and @bbclaurak
Any hostile agency could hack it – a national security risk. Who knows what his bungling has cost? “For a key public figure, being openly contactable is highly undesirable,” said Tom Davison, technical director at the cybersecurity firm Lookout”
Did Boris Johnson’s easily available phone number pose security risk?Analysis: texts are a popular route by which hackers can launch malware attacks to bypass corporate – or state – security teams, say experts
theguardian.com
5:09 PM · Apr 30, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@Biginabox
Replying to @SquareAlbert@pistolpete168 and @BBCNews
Because it doesn’t spend every minute kissing Johnson’s arse. Haven’t you learned the rule yet?
Anyone who criticises Johnson is a Traitor. An Enemy of the State.
5:00 PM · Apr 30, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@BiginaboxReplying to @DavidAldworth and @michaelwhite
Except when the British government chooses to break it. And employ protestant terrorists responsible for 60% of the deaths in the Troubles.
‘Nelson files’ link British authorities to UDA death squadsShock revelations about British army collusion with loyalist paramilitary death squads are set to rock the political institutions in Dublin and London.independent.ie
4:30 PM · Apr 30, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @BillEllson@GrahamEvans2and 4 others
Which NHS did the tories agree to? The one they voted against 22 times? The one that made it possible? Or merely a revamped version of the old decentralised ragbag of charities and foundations?
The Tories’ War on the NHSThe Tories have despised the public ethos of the NHS since it was founded. In power, they have privatised its services any chance they could – often making handsome profits in the process.tribunemag.co.uk
4:14 PM · Apr 30, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@BiginaboxReplying to @michaelwhite
When will it sink in the economists’ thick skulls that a return to ‘normal’ capitalism is a guarantee of more global Pandemics? “pandemics are a direct consequence of human activity – our global economic systems, that prizes economic growth at any cost.
IPBES Guest Article: COVID-19 Stimulus Measures Must Save Lives, Protect Livelihoods, and Safeguard…IPBES Expert Guest Article by Professors Josef Settele, Sandra Díaz and Eduardo Brondizioipbes.net
11:42 AM · Apr 30, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @ThePrizeForce and @guardian
That’s all you know. Without the mass unemployment and gross food inflation caused by years of drought, there would have been no Arab Spring. Try reading the specialist research instead of jumping to urban myth conclusions.
5:44 PM · Apr 30, 2021·Twitter Web App

29/04/2021

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @mrdailydigger and @michaelwhite
You have to think of this electorate as a Junkie with another decade of addiction to Consumerist Junk in its veins. Going Cold Turkey and voting for a radical solution to global threats like Climate Disaster and Pandemics is like grassing up its dealer.
8:15 PM · Apr 29, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @BBCNews
And back to destroying the environment by spewing out more CO2 & Methane, and spawning more zootic pathogens from the habitats its burgers eradicate.
Every burger you eat brings the next Pandemic nearer.
Addressing climate change in a post-pandemic worldThe ongoing crisis holds profound lessons that can help us address climate change post-coronavirus—if we make greater economic and environmental plans for the recovery ahead.mckinsey.com
8:09 PM · Apr 29, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @wvbh3@MarkSeddon1962 and @michaelwhite
Churchill was being roundly booed by the women of the EastEnd during the Blitz, & he was always hated by the Welsh working classes.
Atlee could claim 4 years of National Government. Starmer is a novice, like Johnson – but not stupid & corrupt. The nation’s choice will define it.
7:29 PM · Apr 29, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @oscarhero1801
Because of Brexit Brainwashing. The tribe dare not abandon its God-chief as that would destroy its Identity. Same reason they don’t accept the causes of Global Warming. (end of consumerist junkie orgy)
7:20 PM · Apr 29, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @Bluechester3@roarbro and @Kevin_Maguire
Every ‘donation’ is a favour in waiting – at the taxpayer’s expense. (No such thing as a free makeover).
This is one of a long line of corrupt backhanders to cowboy carpetbaggers who have cashed in on Covid, and the suffering of the British people.
In WW2 they would be in jail.
7:16 PM · Apr 29, 2021·Twitter Web App

28/04/2021

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @Bluechester3@roarbro and @Kevin_Maguire
All the more reason to screw the Markets and release the formula for all to make.
You want to turn a lifesaving drug into a political tool.
Nice. But typical.
10:18 PM · Apr 28, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @michaelwhite
Nice try. I’ve just outlined 1 of my beefs with JC. His pacifism is another Back to your baseless claims that (somehow) Johnson is a better PM than the untested JC.
How has Johnson passed your Competency Test?
Name 1 issue that he (not the NHS or scientists) handled competently.
8:55 PM · Apr 28, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @michaelwhite
JC committed many tactical errors. The worst being his refusal to form a pan-European Progressive Alliance. But if you can find corruption, good luck. Johnson has proved himself both corrupt AND totally incompetent. Both at Brexit & Covid. Covid would have suited JC’s instincts.
8:47 PM · Apr 28, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@BiginaboxReplying to @michaelwhite
When did Johnson raise a finger against the Saudi dictatorship & its proven crimes against immigrant workers? Compared with JC’s old fashioned ‘gullible’ creed of innocence until proven guilty, I know who would have made the best PM. Who would have COMPETENTLY declared donations
8:20 PM · Apr 28, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @Chaosdruid@LevyLoiseau and @PeterDaszak
Most zootic pathogen Pandemics are generated by consumerist deforestation, land abuse and intensive farming. And have arisen across the world (H.I.H., Nile Virus, M.E.R.S. Zica, etc etc.)
Every burger we eat brings the next unknown Pandemic nearer.
https://oie.int/doc/ged/D14089.PDF…
8:04 PM · Apr 28, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @owlsfan83@Cheetahplains and @BBCBreaking
It’s called Covid gangsterism. And will lead to mass reinfection as new strains spread from petri dishes like India and Brazil.
7:58 PM · Apr 28, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @michaelwhite
Much better a ‘gullible’ PM than a conniving bastard who refused to implement community measures which would have saved tens of 1000’s of lives. Mobilising mass-testing would have been just up JC’s street. Still waiting for your list of JC billionaire backers.
4:23 PM · Apr 28, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @michaelwhite
What evidence do you have for that absurd claim, apart from your own prejudice? Is this about ‘Platform-Sharing’ again? Which shares the same rules as an Oxbridge debating society. If not, please show evidence, of which there is as little as there is for claims of ‘racist’ Labour
4:18 PM · Apr 28, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @michaelwhite
Are you seriously suggesting that the Salisbury poisoners were in the pocket of the Labour Party? Is that the best you can do to ‘know’ that JC would have been in any sense ‘worse’ than Johnson? Now I’ve seen it all.
4:05 PM · Apr 28, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @BrianTettie and @AlanBarrierEA
Thanks to the GLC, to be accurate. The same GLC abolished by Thatcher after making the LDDC possible, and all the vulture capitalism it fostered. No barrier – no Canary Wharf.
4:03 PM · Apr 28, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @michaelwhite
Name some of Corbyn’s sleazy billionaire pals who would have been bunged if he’s gained power.
3:58 PM · Apr 28, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@BiginaboxReplying to @michaelwhite
You ‘know’ no such thing. So stop peddling lies. You have your prejudices, which by definition are inadmissable in any court of opinion.
In what sense was JC a ‘rogue’? Evidence please, not scurrilous hearsay.
3:57 PM · Apr 28, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @michael_wheller and @BBCNews
Where is English being eradicated?
Welsh should be compulsory in English schools to try and recue England from total cultural decay.
After a 1000 years of immediate proximity, you still cannot or will not learn basic pronunciation. I.E. you have no culture.
The height of arrogance
3:54 PM · Apr 28, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @Bluechester3 and @Kevin_Maguire
I care if our PM is a crook and a liar who fills the pockets of his cronies at the taxpayer’s expense.
Only crawling lickspittles who have hitched their souls to his version of Brexit would ignore his crimes. ‘He IS the Messiah BECAUSE he’s a Very naughty Boy’.
3:50 PM · Apr 28, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @michael_wheller and @BBCNews
You mean Cultural Cleansing Balkan style. Eradication of anything you don’t understand or find inconvenient.
Regional dialect and accents will be next.
The English clearly need Welsh lessons in school to educate them about their heritage.
You have no heritage or culture.
3:32 PM · Apr 28, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @CallumT4ylor and @BBCNews
No wonder after centuries of cultural vandalism by English overlords.
Time to start teaching Welsh in English schools. At least it would stop English tourists from sounding like idiots when botching basic pronunciations. And be as much use as all the forgotten French verbs.
3:27 PM · Apr 28, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @BBCSport and @BBCSportWales
Only one strategy will abolish online racist abuse. A dedicated group of vigilantes determined to REPORT – BLOCK and REPEAT.
It’s up to us, not global corporations.
Getting barred from Twitter is as easy as using the term ‘Redneck’. So eradicating racism should be a piece of cake.
3:21 PM · Apr 28, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @RJCBennett@nickeardleybbc and @bbclaurak
How many have killed over 100,000 citizens through criminal negligence and corruption?
A higher figure per capita than India.
12:41 PM · Apr 28, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @MadMark56@nickeardleybbc and @bbclaurak
If you’re not ‘worked up’ by corruption worthy of a Banana Republic, go live in one.
Your taxes will ultimately pay for the backhander privileges dished out by this bunch of crooks.
If the Dyson deal had worked, you would be subsidising his tax-dodging sweatshop .
11:50 AM · Apr 28, 2021·Twitter Web App

UK Covid: 60m vaccine booster shots secured for use later this year – as it happened
28 Apr 2021 16:36
What exactly is the Orange Order’s big problem with bowls of scented flowers and herbs anyway?
‘NO POT-POURRI!’
‘NO POT-POURRI!’

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The ‘John Lewis nightmare’ shows just how out of touch Boris Johnson is
28 Apr 2021 16:10
In response to Katylies
Every dictator in history has claimed to Make the Trains Run On Time (or chariots).
And to have been dedicated to the defeat of a Common Enemy.
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UK Covid: 60m vaccine booster shots secured for use later this year – as it happened
28 Apr 2021 15:43
Now it’s official – and personal.
‘I’m guilty if I say I am.’
Goodbye democracy, hello Banana Dictatorship.
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In the court of King Boris, only one thing is certain: this will all end badly
28 Apr 2021 12:18
The 52% will never convict, no matter how much Johnson’s guilt stinks. Their noses were amputated in 2016.
He is The Messiah because he’s a Very Naughty Boy.
Meanwhile his lickspittle MP’s keep justifying tax-dodgers, and his top civil servant stonewalls like a mobster at the Kefauver Hearings.
This country is now a Banana Republic with no moral authority on the world stage.
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In the court of King Boris, only one thing is certain: this will all end badly
28 Apr 2021 11:31
In response to Quixotematic
She’s his Beyoncee.
Obviously.
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In the court of King Boris, only one thing is certain: this will all end badly
28 Apr 2021 11:28
In response to tonystoke
Because it’s the NEWS.
It’s not the BBC’s job to sanitise it to suit your tastes.
Anyone with a mind to make up will draw their own conclusions after listening to the opposite viewpoints..
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(ERASED FROM GUARDIAN In the court of King Boris, only one thing is certain: this will all end badly
The 52% will never convict, no matter how much Johnson’s guilt stinks. Their noses were amputated in 2016.
He could commit mass-murder and call it a benign tax-break. which in a sense he has. The more ‘bodies pile up’, the lower the state subsidies to the living, meaning lower taxes in the future.
He is The Messiah because he’s a Very Naughty Boy.
Meanwhile his lickspittle MP’s keep lying through their teeth, and his top civil servant stonewalls like a mobster at the Kefauver Hearings.
This country is now a nursery full of babbling spoilt brats.

27/04/2021

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @HeyAlpesh and @BBCNews
‘It takes a village to raise a child’.
But the deliberate aim of tory policy is to destroy working communities. Hermetically sealed debt-slaves are far more profitable, servile and domesticated.
7:56 PM · Apr 27, 2021·Twitter Web App


Rob Kenyon
@biginabox
Replying to @HeyAlpesh and @BBCNews
Since you raise it, the social damage done by the eradication of Youth services, and handing innocent kids over and their precious childhoods to brain-damaged boxing coaches, is incalculable.
We are a nation of paedophobes.
7:10 PM · Apr 27, 2021·Twitter Web App

26/04/2021

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @Sarah97827106 and @Peston
All of which makes his appointment by Johnson all the more damning.
Nobody thought Cummings wasn’t an effective advisor. Just EVIL.
That doesn’t discredit his account of events.
3:37 PM · Apr 26, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @Mugwump73021256@CarolineLucas and @BBC
When did the BBC ‘decide’ anything? If you think that the majority of people care about Tory sleaze you’re deluded. Most Consumer Junkies just care about their next fix. And Johnson is their dealer. Their Mother Superior.
12:34 PM · Apr 26, 2021·Twitter Web App

22/04/2021

A lot of people pitched in during Covid, but only Dyson got a tax waiver for it
22 Apr 2021 16:51 In response to MaxwellKlinger
The NHS was short of equipment because of 10 years of tory underfunding and its dismantling of the warning mechanisms of pandemics to come.
Why was Dyson’s tax-dodging, sweatshop-wages Heath-Robinson outfit eligible for outrageous tax-breaks while every other contractor had to obey the rules?View discussion

The European Super League is the perfect metaphor for global capitalism
22 Apr 2021 11:49
The banks are to blame for both.
JP Morgan funded the Stupor League. And like all banks write the rulebook to suit themselves (Like the ESL) and destroy the environment (Like the SL would have destroyed football.)
No environment – no civilisation. No civilisation – no football.
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20/04/2021

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @guardian
EVERY rational person is hoping for a guilty verdict, and fast. Chauvin’s ‘Alt-Truth Defence’ was a disgrace to the legal profession, but a tribute to Trumpist insanity.
4:11 PM · Apr 20, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @guardian
Chauvin’s scum-lawyer used what can only be described as the ‘Alt-Truth Defence’. If Trumpism has infected just one juror there will be an acquittal, of sorts.
America’s terminal sickness will be exposed and it will erupt in chaos.
11:40 AM · Apr 20, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @guardian
Every pre-apocalyptic era produces a flight to rampant superstition. (C11th/C15th). The difference is that now we know it’s real. The counter effect is a flowering of rationality. (The humanist Renaissance & the Copernican scientific revolution.) Our only hope rests in the latter
11:27 AM · Apr 20, 2021·Twitter Web App

Ignore the rhetoric: the UK government still fails to grasp the climate crisis
20 Apr 2021 10:52
In response to just_browsing
Get out more.
You want ‘positive suggestions’?
Start with the Green New Deal and back up your new understanding with the scientific consensus, which represent a death-sentence for Consumerism.
The solution is a return to sustainable levels of consumption, enabled by global cooperation.
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Ignore the rhetoric: the UK government still fails to grasp the climate crisis20 Apr 2021 10:43
“the UK government still fails to grasp the climate crisis”
Just as it fails to grasp that global warming and Pandemic zootic pathogens are caused by the same environmental devastation required by Consumerism.
Until they have their road to Damascus moment, and put planet and people before profit, they will be incapable of taking any meaningful action.
“The world is facing 3 major crises today: the loss of biodiversity, climate change & the pandemic,” says biologist Cristián Samper at the Wildlife Conservation Society in New York. “They are all interrelated, with many of the same causes and solutions”..

https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24933223-300-rescue-plan-for-nature-how-to-fix-the-biodiversity-crisis/
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19/04/2021

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @NickBoles
Why? Because of the certainty anthropogenic climate disaster of course. The choice is either acceptance of the science and the related actions needed; or neurotic denial and the flight to superstition, ‘alt-truth’ and lynch-mobs chasing teenage girls who know the truth.
4:09 PM · Apr 19, 2021·Twitter Web App


Rob Kenyon
@biginabox
Replying to @WhereIsYanLing@noname_h2020 and @DeborahMeaden
Who says it ‘started in a city’? Apart from you.
Humans may have CAUGHT it in a city. But animal diseases originate and are multiplied by ‘the mode and the intensity of land use .. creating expanding hazardous interfaces’ ( Nature) As always.
Preventing the next pandemic: Zoonotic diseases and how to break the chain of transmissionStatement by Inger Andersen, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of the UN Environment Programmeunep.org
4:05 PM · Apr 19, 2021·Twitter Web App

18/04/2021

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @BBCNews
As the Queen Mother said: “Now we can look the East-End in the face”
10:12 AM · Apr 18, 2021·Twitter Web App

14/04/2021

Apparently just by talking about it, I’m super-spreading long Covid
14 Apr 2021 13:24
The myth of ‘Man-Flu’ almost killed me.
My agonising symptoms were baffling the virologists trying to diagnose me in hospital, and one of them eventually tried to send me home ‘where I would be more comfortable’.
It wasn’t until a passing Neurologist got suspicious that I was diagnosed and treated effectively for Guillain-Barré Syndrome – a very nasty half-sister of Multiple Sclerosis, and not unlike the reported symptoms of Long-Covid.
I could have suffered long term damage or worse because of a toxic word which essentially branded me as a hypochondriac.
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13/04/2021

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @DPJHodges and @brianmoore666
Dream on. “The world is facing 3 major crises: loss of biodiversity, climate change & the pandemic,” says biologist Cristián Samper at the Wildlife Conservation Society in New York. “They are all interrelated, with many of the same causes and solutions”.
Rescue plan for nature: How to fix the biodiversity crisis | New Scientist
We’ve been ravaging the planet’s ecosystems for too long, but crucial decisions this year could be the turning point that help us restore our relationship with naturenewscientist.com
7:32 PM · Apr 13, 2021·
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Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @DPJHodges and @brianmoore666
This is only the beginning of the end for the 1st strain of Covid19. There are plenty more waiting to kill more people. And even if we do invent enough vaccines for this virus, there are plenty more waiting to be unleashed by rapacious consumerism and its destruction of habitats.
7:30 PM · Apr 13, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @PeterDaszak
The Denialism will only get worse as the effects of eco-cidal consumerism become more starkly obvious.
Denial is the classic 1st response to the diagnosis of a terminal disease. Pre-apocalyptic eras generally trigger a flight to superstition – only this time it’s real.
12:14 PM · Apr 13, 2021·Twitter Web App

12/04/201

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @MichaelRosenYes and @ZTPetrizzo
Was he banned because enough users REPORTED his breaches? If enough right-minded law-abiding users ganged up on the thugs, SM hosts would have no choice. ~
God knows, it’s easy enough to get suspended from Twitter for incidentally offending some sad weirdo or other.
10:23 PM · Apr 12, 2021·Twitter Web App


Rob Kenyon
@biginabox
Replying to @thedude16347680@ArmyVet831 and @mayor_elliott
I’m not ignorant of your braindead meaninglessness. Or of the level of U.S. racist brutality and Klan infiltration. A sick culture which needs radical intervention if the society is to survive. [Cue your next baby pictogram]
White Supremacist Infiltration of Police Forces: Fact-Checking National Security Advisor O’BrienWhat the available research says about systemic discrimination in law enforcement as well as links to racist and white supremacist ideology.justsecurity.org
7:45 PM · Apr 12, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @BBCSportWales and @BBCScrumV
@gregortownsend ‘players are now a different shape to their 19th century predecessors. Let’s insist on minimum pitch dimensions at the professional level to stop the rugby stranglers & do away with the maximum or at least increase the width of the pitch.’
https://therugbysite.com/blog/news-opinions/pitch-size-matters…
3:57 PM · Apr 12, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @Deplora32055952 and @mayor_elliott
‘Hit’ who? People with air-fresheners in their rear windows?
This is a capital offence now in Minnesota?
The USA is entering a barbaric new Dark Age.
3:48 PM · Apr 12, 2021·Twitter Web App

10/04/2021

Are Covid passports a threat to liberty? It depends on how you define freedom
10 Apr 2021 12:03
Baroness Chakrabarti, CBE, PC delivered a typically pathetic case against Covid Passports on Today when she agonised over the plight of nightclub bouncers forced to refuse admission to the inadmissable.
I don’t know when she last went to a nightclub, if ever, but if she had done she would have found that a bouncer’s job is often to refuse admission to anyone not wearing the right shoes – to preserve the ‘image’ of the establishment. A degrading task serving the interest of style over culture. How much more fulfilling for them to serve the interest of safety over indefensible, dangerous Ivory Tower principles.
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May I have a word about… the abominable lexicon of lockdown
5 Apr 2021 16:37
In response to alexito
Totes emoshe!
Newspeak and gargoyles are perf for keeping you in order.
But not for communicating thoughts.
Thoughts and words are indivisible, and the more words the better.
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May I have a word about… the abominable lexicon of lockdown
5 Apr 2021 16:22
In response to Firstpoet
The important thing is to have as many synonyms as possible to cover the widest range of meanings. English probably has the most.
Naturally enough, modern Digi-speak tends work on the binary principle of Orwell’s newspeak. And as it does so makes many meanings impossible.
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May I have a word about… the abominable lexicon of lockdown
5 Apr 2021 16:18
In response to alexito
Orwell’s Newspeak is gathering speed with every Zigabyte of memory added to the global consumer telescreen.
With the widespread regression to stone age pictograms, the process of divorcing thought from language is almost complete in some people. The very word ’emoji’ is a regression to babytalk.
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04/04/2021

May I have a word about… the abominable lexicon of lockdown
4 Apr 2021 14:19
In response to LorLala
How is language ‘fluid and ever developing’?
The overwhelming tendency is for words and their nuances to be either eradicated and squashed into all-purpose evasions of thought and meaning such as ‘troll’, or rebranded to sound clever and trendy, such as ‘woke’. Both toxic to discriminatory thought and both evidence of creeping Orwellian Newspeak.
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May I have a word about… the abominable lexicon of lockdown
4 Apr 2021 13:44
My new pet hate is ‘being remoted into’
Pure office gobbledegook, one of many long-standing bureaucratic abominations, and predictable when homes become offices. And no worse than the internet cascade of unintelligible Nu-Jargon such as ‘meme’, ‘trope’, ‘troll’, ‘woke’ and the rest.
The campaign for Plain English is dead, and Orwell is turning in his grave.
His window pane is now a brick wall.
‘Something there is that doesn’t love a wall.’
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01/04/2021

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @mrlatus@TinkTonk88 and @michaelwhite
So you believe in Science when it saves your miserable skin and prolongs the death-agony of Consumerism for a while.
But not when science demonstrates that Consumerism is to blame for the pox that science is protecting you from.
100% psycho and hypocrite.
8:51 PM · Apr 1, 2021·Twitter Web App

The Tories’ decade in power is remarkable for the hollowness of their vision
1 Apr 2021 14:55
It is hardly surprising that British turkeys voted for Xmas when there are so many in deep denial of the overwhelming scientific evidence that Consumerism is about to destroy civilisation.
The problem is their psychological dependence on a sense of identity based entirely on the Profit Motive and the myth of the capitalist Perpetual Motion machine, and the ecological devastation involved in perpetuating that myth.
The rational alternative of voting for a party of political and economic cooperation is far too scary. The equivalent of a Junkie grassing up his dealer.
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31/03/2021

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @mrlatus@TinkTonk88 and @michaelwhite
Too afraid to read the science again? Here’s more terror to hide from.
Refute and grow up for once.
‘ fruit nibbled by the bats fell into the pigs’ pens, which created the perfect opportunity for a bat virus to pass on to pigs and, later, people’.
Nipah: The Very Model of a Pandemic – EcoHealth AllianceNipah virus is a highly lethal emerging disease which can lead to brain swelling and coma. Its spread from wildlife to humans presents proof of concept for EcoHealth Alliance’s One Health mentality.ecohealthalliance.org
6:46 PM · Mar 31, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @mrlatus@TinkTonk88 and @michaelwhite
Stop whining and address the science. Read and refute.
‘Because of our broken relationship with nature, these events are already happening more frequently: more than 335 emerging infectious disease outbreaks were reported worldwide from 1940 to 2004.’
THE PROBLEM | Preventing Pandemicspreventingfuturepandemics.org
4:16 PM · Mar 31, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @mrlatus@TinkTonk88 and @michaelwhite
According to you I can’t read a book because paper is made of wood. And Mein Kampf is written on it.
The internet was invented to share scientific information. Your Consumerism bastardised it to make war and money. Abuses of technology don’t disqualify its use by anyone. .
4:13 PM · Mar 31, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @mrlatus@TinkTonk88 and @michaelwhite
Living as green a life as possible – as Consumerism will allow.
When it has destroyed itself, everyone will discover a new freedom.
Especially from perverts like you.
1:05 PM · Mar 31, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @mrlatus@TinkTonk88 and @michaelwhite
Chips made in California. Not that it makes a difference.
I have to eat too. And putting food on shelves emits CO2. Therefore I’m disqualified from opposing the fossil fuel industry.
You would rather destroy civilisation than be denied your dose of burgers.
Underestimating the Challenges of Avoiding a Ghastly FutureWe report three major and confronting environmental issues that have received little attention and require urgent action. First, we review the evidence that future environmental conditions will be…frontiersin.org
1:03 PM · Mar 31, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @mrlatus@TinkTonk88 and @michaelwhite
ACTION is driven by KNOWLEDGE. Those with the guts to read the science will pressurise governments and corporations to change their ways or get out of the way. You have neither guts nor brains.
The COVID-19 pandemic and global environmental change: Emerging research needsThe outbreak of COVID-19 raised numerous questions on the interactions between the occurrence of new infections, the environment, climate and health. …sciencedirect.com
12:55 PM · Mar 31, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @mrlatus@TinkTonk88 and @michaelwhite
So you’re saying that nobody with a full stomach can argue against poverty. Nobody who can read can argue against illiteracy.
In other words, you would destroy all progress. A good thing that History proves you a hypocritical ignoramus.
12:52 PM · Mar 31, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @mrlatus@TinkTonk88 and @michaelwhite
According to you no action is possible. That Consumerism is inescapable. It is if you want it to be, and blind yourself to Reality. You want it to be. THAT’S ‘Hypocrisy’.
If everyone was as aware as you want to be ignorant, there would be no problem.
12:49 PM · Mar 31, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @mrlatus@TinkTonk88 and @michaelwhite
30% of container miles wasted is another blatantly obvious symptom of Consumerist destruction. Everything else clearly follows to those with minds.
The reality is that your feeble attempts at evading the truth are not only cowardly but wrong. My PC was built in Britain 10 years ago
12:47 PM · Mar 31, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @guardianBy banning sexist, mind-perverting crap like this on our streets and media – for a start.
Never happen of course. Sex sells.
‘XMAS KISSES GUARANTEED!’Sexist poster Old Kent Road.flickr.com
11:51 AM · Mar 31, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @TheCut
The police also exonerated POLICE MEDIC YR394 for hitting unseen protestors.
And the officers that killed Ian Tomlinson. G20 2009.
POLICE MEDIC YR394Explore BIGINABOX’s 2684 photos on Flickr!flickr.com
11:48 AM · Mar 31, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @newscientist
Most of it in Brazil. Expect the next Pandemic to be spawned in the Amazon.
‘ecologist David Lapola warns that the next pandemic could come from the Amazon rainforest .. human encroachment on habitats is soaring there because of rampant deforestation.’
The Economy, Climate Change and Infectious Diseases: Links and Policy ImplicationsThis short paper provides a modeling framework for unifying the economy, climate change and the outbreak of infectious diseases such as the recent COVID-19 pandemic. We stress that continuous growth…link.springer.com
11:35 AM · Mar 31, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @mrlatus@TinkTonk88 and @michaelwhite
Of course you’re embarrassed by reality. It destroys your pathetic Consumerist identity.
More science to embarrass you below. Naturally you won’t read it because it hurts.
Keep banging the bucket on your head and substituting emojis for thought.
The COVID-19 pandemic and global environmental change: Emerging research needs
The outbreak of COVID-19 raised numerous questions on the interactions between the occurrence of new infections, the environment, climate and health. …sciencedirect.com
11:30 AM · Mar 31, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Destruction of world’s forests increased sharply in 2020. Primary forest loss in Brazil increased by 25% to 1.7m hectares last year.
Expect the next Pandemic to start in Brazil.
Destruction of world’s forests increased sharply in 2020Calls for forests to be high on Cop26 agenda after loss of 42,000 sq km of tree cover in key tropical regionstheguardian.com11:25 AM · Mar 31, 2021·Twitter Web App

30/03/2021

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @BBCNews
The policy all along was ‘Herd-Immunity’ by the backdoor. Ban community testing, make pals rich bodging fake phone-test gimmicks, let the virus run riot until a vaccine rides to the rescue – and corner the market in it.
This plan only cost 200,000 lives. A BARGAIN!
12:22 PM · Mar 30, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@Biginabox Replying to @TinkTonk88 and @michaelwhite
Your toxic consumerism is cornered by facts and cowering in a corner. Meaning your entire Junkie Identity is fatally threatened. That makes you very, very afraid. And so you have to deny all science. Branding it all a sinister Red Plot. Old story. The backbone of barbarism.
11:25 AM · Mar 30, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@BiginaboxReplying to @TinkTonk88 and @michaelwhite
Which science do you refute?
‘Zoonotic host diversity increases in human-dominated ecosystems. global changes in the intensity of land use are creating hazardous interfaces between people, livestock & wildlife reservoirs of zoonotic disease.’
Preventing the next pandemic: Zoonotic diseases and how to break the chain of transmission
Statement by Inger Andersen, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of the UN Environment Programmeunep.org
11:21 AM · Mar 30, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@Biginabox
Replying to @TinkTonk88 and @michaelwhite
You are in total denial of the science. Or you wouldn’t be making your infantile noises.
‘ these emerging diseases & practically all pandemics ..are caused by microbes in animals which “spill over” between wildlife, livestock, & people.‘
A Pandemic EraA little over a year ago the word pandemic was, for most people, associated with disaster movies and history books. Despite repeated warnings about the very real risk of occurrence from infectious…thelancet.com
11:16 AM · Mar 30, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @TinkTonk88 and @michaelwhite
‘Everything’, in the shape of your Consumer God, is to blame for both Pandemics and Global Warming. Read the science or go back to your stone-age Cult.
“As more forest is cleared, scientists fear that the next deadly pandemic could emerge“
Deforestation is leading to more infectious diseases in humansAs more and more forest is cleared around the world, scientists fear that the next deadly pandemic could emerge from what lives within them.nationalgeographic.com
11:12 AM · Mar 30, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @TinkTonk88 and @michaelwhite
Nice lies, but the fact is that you are left terrified and in denial of science.
You deny Climate change is caused by Consumerism. Right?
You’re left clinging desperately to your indoctrination.
10:37 AM · Mar 30, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @TinkTonk88 and @michaelwhite
Blah blah. Read the science & grow up.
According to you nobody is ever qualified to judge the status quo they are trapped in – goodbye to progress. Nobody with a full belly is qualified to criticise poverty. Nobody silenced by a dictatorship is qualified to speak against it.
10:35 AM · Mar 30, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @TinkTonk88 and @michaelwhite
And in fact, your assumption is wrong. My PC was custom-built by a British technician. It’s 10 years old.
How many cars & Burgers have you inflicted on the planet in that time?
10:27 AM · Mar 30, 2021·Twitter Web App

29/03/2021

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @michaelwhite
The Suez farce has thrown up another Consumerist obscenity. A third of containers in transit are empty, and a complete waste of energy.
https://transmetrics.ai/blog/empty-container-repositioning/#:~:text=Every%201%20in%203%20containers,still%20suffers%20from%20huge%20inefficiencies….Solving Empty Container Repositioning Problem with AI – Transmetrics
The problem of empty container repositioning, and how container shipping companies can solve this problem with the help of digital technologies.transmetrics.ai
7:36 PM · Mar 29, 2021·Twitter Web App

27/03/2021

Capitalism won’t save us from Covid, no matter what Boris Johnson might think27 Mar 2021 15:57
In response to Chriswr
Humans have been in close contact with livestock animals since the neolithic revolution…’
Not this close. And we have never been this destructive of the environment and productive of lethal pathogens. Comparing modern capitalism with the stone age is like comparing modern industrial technology with – the stone age. There is no comparison.
Competitive industrial capitalism is using the same methods to spawn Pandemics that it uses to poison the atmosphere and the oceans. There is no alternative culprit.
The only solution is to go cold turkey on Consumerist Junk, which we’ve done without for most of our history on this planet. And accept that competition as a means of progress is now as obsolete as Stonehenge. Covid is providing a timely rehearsal in the cooperative skills we will need to sustain civilisation.
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Capitalism won’t save us from Covid, no matter what Boris Johnson might think
27 Mar 2021 14:39
In response to Chriswr
Covid 19 is the latest of a long list of zootic pathogens to be created by capitalism, and its project do destroy Earth’s ecosystem, forcing disease-bearing wild animals into unprecedented close contact with Humans and their domestic livestock – which act as Amplifier Vectors for disease.
Most of these originated outside China (e.g. Ebola, Middle-Eastern Respiratory Disease, Swine Flu..). There is even evidence that the first Covid cases were in Italy, not China.
We have declared war against Nature, and are now forced to depend on the Pharma-Giants for an annual lifesaver to keep Consumerism on life-support.
When the next Disease X turns up, maybe we will realise what our ‘Normal’ means to the survival of civilisation.
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Capitalism won’t save us from Covid, no matter what Boris Johnson might think
27 Mar 2021 14:28
‘Capitalism won’t save us from Covid
How can it? It caused it.
And when the next ‘Disease X’ arrives and becomes endemic alongside the widening Coronavirus Spectrum, capitalism will be even more in hoc to the Pharma-Giants to keep the treadmills turning, destroying more habitat to produce more Junk-Profit, and spewing out more zootoc pathogens to add to the scores created in the last few decades.
A Vaccine War we can never win.
The scientific consensus is overwhelming.
I can’t be bothered to post the links anymore.
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24/03/2021

Covid won’t be the last pandemic. Will we be better prepared for the next one?
24 Mar 2021 16:20
In response to Pol1ticalAn1mal

Who told you that?~
The Daily Mail?
HIV, MERS, Swine fever, Ebola… etc etc. Most of the many pathogens of the last 20 years are nothing to do with China. All caused by destructive agriculture, deforestation, factory farming, and all the other glories of toxic consumerism.
Climate change is also adding to the problem by adding to the deforestation and habitat loss.
https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24933223-300-rescue-plan-for-nature-how-to-fix-the-biodiversity-crisis/
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Covid won’t be the last pandemic. Will we be better prepared for the next one?
24 Mar 2021 16:14
In response to Hak_a_dalan
“The world is facing 3 major crises today: the loss of biodiversity, climate change & the pandemic,” says biologist Cristián Samper at the Wildlife Conservation Society in New York. “They are all interrelated, with many of the same causes and solutions”.
New Scientist
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Covid won’t be the last pandemic. Will we be better prepared for the next one?
24 Mar 2021 16:09
In response to ServiusGalba
Tackling the CAUSE is the only ‘key’.
If we mean business on Global Warming, this should be a piece of cake, since the same consumerist ecocide is at work. Big If.
But how will we do without our yummy scrummy burgers?
Will nobody think of the obese children!?
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Covid won’t be the last pandemic. Will we be better prepared for the next one?
24 Mar 2021 16:05
In response to Kay365
Does ‘liberal’ include the Liberty to poison the planet and destroy civilisation?
‘Most of these emerging diseases and practically all pandemics including influenza, HIV/AIDS, and COVID-19, are caused by microbes in animals which “spill over” after repeated contact between wildlife, livestock, and people. Combined with highly interconnected globalised economies and rapid transport, this makes pandemics a rapidly growing risk.’
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanplh/article/PIIS2542-5196(20)30305-3/fulltext
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Covid won’t be the last pandemic. Will we be better prepared for the next one?
24 Mar 2021 16:03
In response to Hibernica
Science has excelled itself.
And Johnson’s greedy capitalism has disgraced itself.
The scientific consensus is that capitalism is as much to blame for Zootic Pathogens and successive Pandemics as it is for Global Warming.
There is no end to its talents.
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Covid won’t be the last pandemic. Will we be better prepared for the next one?
24 Mar 2021 15:31
In response to SeanDH
‘respiratory infections cannot be managed.’
When did you have a sniffle last?
I don’t know anyone who’s caught a cold or flu since 2019.
We’ve successfully ‘managed’ those viruses away by simple barrier methods.
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Covid won’t be the last pandemic. Will we be better prepared for the next one?
24 Mar 2021 15:28
‘scientists are clear that we will face another pandemic in the future. Most agree the question is when, not if.’
They also agree on How we are spawning increasing numbers of zootic pathogens – by the same methods we are using to poison the atmosphere.
We are as much to blame for the Pandemic Era as we are for Global Warming, which places the blame squarely in the lap of ecocidal Consumerism and its toxic Junk Economy.
Fortunately, both catastrophes have the same counter-measures. Unfortunately, they are too radical for apologists of Consumerism to accept, however overwhelming the scientific consensus.
As more and more forest is cleared around the world, scientists fear that the next deadly pandemic could emerge from what lives within them.”
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2019/11/deforestation-leading-to-more-infectious-diseases-in-humans/
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Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @itssarahmjones@kazzacraig0403and 2 others
Starmer has regularly, unfailingly told Johnson what to do 2 weeks before it finally happened – too late.
He has urged Community Testing from day1. Which NEVER happened.
‘Mr 20/20 Hindsight’ was in fact merely using 2+2=4 FORESIGHT.
The kind which keeps every household budget balanced
3:41 PM · Mar 24, 2021·Twitter Web App

22/03/2021

. There have been many failures over Covid. We cannot afford to forget them
22 Mar 2021 16:40
In response to FrogmellaFarage
It was ‘normal’ Consumerism which bred this pox in the first place.
After Mers, Ebola, SARs1 and a dozen other escaped pathogens, scientists are now calling this the Pathogen Era. All with the same causes as Global warming.
Returning to ‘normal’ is a suicide note.
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There have been many failures over Covid. We cannot afford to forget them
22 Mar 2021 16:3
”This won’t be the last pandemic”
Every burger we eat brings the next plague that much nearer. And adds that much more Co2 to the atmosphere.
Deforestation and Consumerism are spawning zootic pathogens and poisoning the atmosphere. And the same strategies have to be used to combat both.
‘“The world is facing 3 major crises today: the loss of biodiversity, climate change & the pandemic,” says biologist Cristián Samper at the Wildlife Conservation Society in New York. “They are all interrelated, with many of the same causes and solutions”.
New Scientist
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20/03/2021

Unheralded Wayne Pivac leads Wales to threshold of unlikely grand slam
20 Mar 2021 10:42
This isn’t just yet another routine Grand Slam decider for Wales.
The future of rugby is at stake.
If Pivac fails, then rugby, including all that we have known and cared for, will sink into the abyss of a new dark age made more sinister, and perhaps more protracted, by the lights of perverted sports science.
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19/03/2021

The planet cannot survive our remorseless pursuit of profit
19 Mar 2021 17:32
In response to Owetoyn
Civilisations are not lumps of rock. They are living things which must be sustained by those living within them and benefiting from them.
Do you like living in a civilisation or not?
Make your mind up soon.
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The planet cannot survive our remorseless pursuit of profit
19 Mar 2021 17:29
There is more than enough evidence to convict capitalism of Climate Change and zootic Pandemics. Many of the same industrial processes cause both.
This is a propaganda open-goal which must be scored if the future of civilisation is to be ensured in any way.
Dr Peter Daszak and Dr William Karesh from EcoHealth Alliance highlight how climate change and pandemic risk are interconnected; all the solutions already identified to tackle global warming will also help prevent the next virus from jumping.’
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The planet cannot survive our remorseless pursuit of profit
19 Mar 2021 17:16 In response to brotherJAK
It’s not our job to lay out a detailed bluprint or map. Utopias are an empty promise. The end is not uniform luxury but universal respect. The people of Myanmar aren’t risking their lives for better cars and dishwashers.
All we can do is assert the basic principles of fellowship a future sustainable society would obey, and employ the technology needed to make it happen.
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The planet cannot survive our remorseless pursuit of profit
19 Mar 2021 17:11
In response to cheesemanm85
Then nobody is ever qualified to judge the status quo they are trapped in and goodbye progress.
Nobody with a full belly is qualified to criticise poverty. Nobody silenced by a dictatorship is qualified to speak against it.
All is collusion.
Historically incorrect.
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18/03/2021

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @MayorofLondon
Women will never be safe on the streets, and boys will never grow up into real men until sexual propaganda is eradicated from the media and outside schools.
Images like this.
https://flickr.com/photos/biginabox/51033404601/in/photolist-2kqePza-2kqa41E-2kq9Kk9-2kKDxde-2kGZRYR-2kH3j5D-2kH4q3x-2kH52iZ-2kH4oE2-2kH7tFV….‘XMAS KISSES GUARANTEED!’Sexist poster Old Kent Road.flickr.com
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17/03/2021

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @michaelwhite
Doubt over OAZ safety?
Simple. Conduct the same survey of other brands.
When the coincidence-level of blood clots is established, the doubt will go away.
4:28 PM · Mar 17, 2021·Twitter Web AppView Tweet activity

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @AndyGuy67 and @bbclaurak
After 125,000 deaths, the government needs ‘slagging off’ for betting everything on a magic cure instead of organising a working TT&I system. As endlessly advised by every expert outside a loony bin.
Cummings was willing for us to pay the price of ‘herd-immunity’, and we did.
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14/03/2021

If Boris Johnson is serious about levelling up, he would plan for a 2026 census now
14 Mar 2021 14:59
In response to Happyotter
The more deprived and hopeless the lifestyle, the fewer choices there are.
Healthy choices have never been readily available to the bottom of the pile.
It’s how those at the top of the pile stay there.
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If Boris Johnson is serious about levelling up, he would plan for a 2026 census now
14 Mar 2021 12:31
In response to Likewhatever
The lifestyles of hopelessness and inequality.
Very revealing about the reality of consumerism.
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12/03/2021

What happens if we’re not interested in going to the shops when they reopen?
12 Mar 2021 11:45
Real shops or online shops, the amount of shopping for useless consumer junk has to fall drastically. To something like vintage Austerity or Utility levels.
Otherwise, the next Pandemic is just around the corner, plus even more global warming.
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11/03/2021

The Green New Deal’s time has come – but what’s happened to Labour’s radicalism?
11 Mar 2021 14:30
Consumerism + Capitalism = Climate Change + Pandemics.
An open propaganda goal.
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08/03/2021

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @bulkbiker@Coronavirusgoo1and 2 others
Hilarious. A standard-issue Science Denialist who depends on Virology to create new vaccines to get back to ‘Normal’. Using computer modelling, just like Climatologists.
‘All science is fake – except when it creates a crutch for Consumerism.’
You’re a real Junkie.
8:45 PM · Mar 8, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @bulkbiker@Coronavirusgoo1and 2 others
Models make your computer work, keep planes in the sky and put a man on the moon. The observed measurements are alarming enough. And they all contradict your superstitions. Show your evidence. Which scientists agree with you?
CLIMATE PILE-UP: Global Warming’s Compounding DangersClimate Central bridges the scientific community and the public, providing clear information to help people make sound decisions about the climate.climatecentral.org
5:41 PM · Mar 8, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @bulkbiker@Coronavirusgoo1and 2 others
Like the ‘hypothesis’ that viruses can be killed by vaccines. Like the ‘hypothesis’ that the earth orbits the Sun. Anthropogenic Climate Change and Pandemics are happening. Your Stone Age denialism won’t save you.
EffectsVital Signs of the Planet: Global Climate Change and Global Warming. Long-term effects of global climate change in the United States.climate.nasa.gov
5:24 PM · Mar 8, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @bulkbiker@Coronavirusgoo1and 2 others
So no Immunology either. Another ‘Fake’ science according to you.. So much for your ‘good news.’
All your delusions answered.
Analysis: Why scientists think 100% of global warming is due to humans | Carbon BriefThe science on the human contribution to modern warming is quite clear. Humans emissions and activities have caused around 100% of the warming observed.carbonbrief.org
5:06 PM · Mar 8, 2021·Twitter Web App

07/03/2021

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @ProbablyEdded
“The world is facing 3 major crises today: the loss of biodiversity, climate change & the pandemic,” says biologist Cristián Samper at the Wildlife Conservation Society in New York. “They are all interrelated, with many of the same causes and solutions”.
Rescue plan for nature: How to fix the biodiversity crisis | New Scientist
We’ve been ravaging the planet’s ecosystems for too long, but crucial decisions this year could be the turning point that help us restore our relationship with naturenewscientist.com
12:43 PM · Mar 7, 2021·Twitter Web App

06/03/2021

Remember those NHS volunteers? We need them now in the fight against Covid6 Mar 2021 18:32
In response to MbuyaHill
In an emergency of this scale, it’s more a case of non-obligatory mobilisation than volunteering.
Imagine if, last Spring, there had been a scheme using GCSE students to help with mass community testing; involving them in a key role in one of the most serious projects any generation has faced, and bringing them into contact with their community in a new way. As an adult. Making them part of the solution, not treating them as the problem. Making them part of History and giving them their own collective identity.
The take-up would not have been ‘sporadic’, and any shortfalls could be covered with a little political will.
Not only would this have generated much-needed self-respect, it would have been an education in itself while the schools were closed, if not an actual part of the syllabus (Covid Studies)
Thousands of lives would have been saved, but millions of lives would have been immensely enriched by the experience. And hopes raised.
Which would have been far too dangerous for the Johnson Cult to contemplate.
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Remember those NHS volunteers? We need them now in the fight against Covid
6 Mar 2021 17:17
Mobilising the community to fight Covid was obviously the logical option, and far more effective than Dido Harding’s bulti-billion pound phone-gimmick failure.
But to do that would have restored vibrant aspirational communities which the tories have sweated for decades trying to eradicate.
They’re not going to throw away all that hard work just to save thousands of lives.
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04/03/2021

Rob Kenyon@BiginaboxReplying to @bulkbiker@Coronavirusgoo1and 2 othersI’ll keep asking until it sinks into your tiny mind. Which of the scientists posted do you know better than? How many billions of people are you prepared to kill to live in your myth? You obviously deny Climate change too. So which scientists do you AGREE with? Can you read?2:43 PM · Mar 4, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @bulkbiker@Coronavirusgoo1and 2 others
I want to pay attention to what science has discovered. You want the world to die in its own filth to feed your addiction. I want fewer animals killed, obviously. And no more of their habitats destroyed. Is that too hard for your tiny mind to grasp? https://who.int/emergencies/diseases/2018prioritization-report.pdf?ua=1…
2:31 PM · Mar 4, 2021·Twitter Web App

03/03/2021

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @ProbablyEdded
What you call ‘Normal’ created Climate Change and the Pandemic Era. It is doomed – unless maniacs like you and Trump succeed in deluding the world.
Deforestation is leading to more infectious diseases in humansAs more and more forest is cleared around the world, scientists fear that the next deadly pandemic could emerge from what lives within them.nationalgeographic.com
5:21 PM · Mar 3, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @bulkbiker@Coronavirusgoo1and 2 others
Science has EVIDENCE. You have NOTHING.
‘Most of these emerging diseases and practically all pandemics including HIV/AIDS, and COVID-19, are caused by microbes in animals which “spill over” after repeated contact between wildlife, livestock, and people.
A Pandemic EraA little over a year ago the word pandemic was, for most people, associated with disaster movies and history books. Despite repeated warnings about the very real risk of occurrence from infectious…thelancet.com
5:04 PM · Mar 3, 2021·Twitter Web App

How elimination versus suppression became Covid’s cold war
3 Mar 2021 15:17
In response to Bob_Helpful
They have probably died out or evolved out of recognition.
But the point is that they can be generated at the drop of a tree, and we have no defence against them.
And we are dropping more trees every day and forcing wild diseases into contact with our livestock, who then amplify the disease and kill us. Ironic, really.
The same damage which causes Global Warming is spewing out Pandemics like Covid, and worse. Covid could be a vital addition to the environmentalists’ arsenal.
David Attenborough is 94.
”Most of these emerging diseases and practically all pandemics including influenza, HIV/AIDS, and COVID-19, are caused by microbes in animals which “spill over” after repeated contact between wildlife, livestock, and people. Combined with highly interconnected globalised economies and rapid transport, this makes pandemics a rapidly growing risk.’
<a href=”‘Most of these emerging diseases and practically all pandemics including influenza, HIV/AIDS, and COVID-19, are caused by microbes in animals which “spill over” after repeated contact between wildlife, livestock, and people. Combined with highly interconnected globalised economies and rapid transport, this makes pandemics a rapidly growing risk.’

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanplh/article/PIIS2542-5196(20)30305-3/fulltext
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How elimination versus suppression became Covid’s cold war3 Mar 2021 15:05
‘On average, over the past 500 years, humanity has seen three pandemics a century.’
Since the 1970sit is estimated at least three dozen infectious diseases have emerged from human interference with animals, including Sars, Mers, Ebola, bird flu, swine flu and the Zika virus. As far back as 2007 the World Health Organisation warned that infectious diseases were emerging at a rate that had not been seen before.
The spread of the viruses is put down to a deadly combination of wildlife trafficking and consumption, increasing human encroachment into wildlife habitats as more people live in densely populated areas – and air travel, which enables pathogens to take hold globally.’

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02/03/2021

Rob Kenyon@biginaboxReplying to @ProbablyEdded
It will take much longer than 3 months to stop destroying the eco-system.
You talk as if Covid was the only Pandemic, and not merely the latest in a long line, all caused by the demands of ‘Normal’ Consumerism. With no end in sight. Read the science here.
Why we are just as much to blame for Covid 19 as we are for Global Warming.Never in the field of Human Experience, have so many been alienated from so many for so long.As a species, we are simply not used to this. And our veneer of civilisation is very thin. Especially ou…biginabox.com
4:38 PM · Mar 2, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @M555Jay@SDuke46and 2 others
America is the biggest per capita polluter in the world. And under Trump had no plans to reduce emissions. Your Denialism is almost total. People like You are ‘the problem’. USA 16 Tons/annum. China 7.
Where in the world do people emit the most CO2?There are large inequalities in the carbon footprint of people across the world. How do countries across the world compare? Where in the world do people emit the most CO2?ourworldindata.org
7:19 PM · Mar 2, 2021·Twitter Web App

01/03/2021

Replying to @copperwormUK@rushworth_peterand 8 others
So nobody can criticise anything they don’t create. Absurd and childish. Again.
4:58 PM · Mar 1, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @copperwormUK@rushworth_peterand 8 others
Good for him. As a politician who exploited an entire Empire, he would say that, wouldn’t he? The words of a real artist.
” your thoughts are never entirely your own. .If Defoe had really lived on a desert island, he could not have written Robinson Crusoe”
http://orwell.ru/library/articles/As_I_Please/english/eaip_04…
4:46 PM · Mar 1, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @Coronavirusgoo1 and @FoyChris
The bad news is that when we rush back to ‘normal’, we will merely be spewing out more zootic pathogens from the ashes of the forests we destroy.
And spewing out more greenhouse gases.
Covid is just the latest plague, not the last.
4:54 PM · Mar 1, 2021·Twitter Web App

28/02/2021

In Wales there will always be a warm welcome for referee Pascal Gaüzère
28 Feb 2021 10:44
In response to BigFatWinger
I blame the parents.
Biggar’s obviously sent him to the wrong public school.
Somewhere like Summerhill, probably.
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In Wales there will always be a warm welcome for referee Pascal Gaüzère
28 Feb 2021 10:39
‘I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.
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A readjustment is not a knock-on. And neither is ‘losing control’ if the ball goes backwards onto the player’s leg, then backwards again on to an opposing knee without touching the ground.
Sorry and all that, but it was a complex but clear decision for the TMO (not the ref). A flukey try but not a fake one.
Knock-on:
‘When a player loses possession of the ball and it goes forward, or when a player hits the ball forward with the hand or arm, or when the ball hits the hand or arm and goes forward, and the ball touches the ground or another player before the original player can catch it.’
Meanwhile, the ref’s interpretation of the advantage rule denied Wales two clear possible chances to score, one from within 10 yards. C’est la Rugby.

26/02/2021

Changes in Atlantic currents may have dire climate implications for the next century26 Feb 2021 20:16
In response to nomadian
The world’s problems are caused by rampant destruction of our ecosystem by a few out-of-control global corporations trying to win the Consumerism Rat Race. Not by Human Nature, which is essentially cooperative, or we would not have evolved this far. Reciprocal Social Altruism, the boffins call it. The demonisation of Human Nature is just medieval crowd-control. A convenient cop-out for apologists for the status quo – who never include themselves in the Legion of the Damned..
Climate Change and the Pandemic Era are just two sides of the same eco-cidal Consumerist madness. Many of the same factors trigger both. And it’s an even bet which one gets us first, as a civilisation. At the moment, my money’s on Plague before Flood.
Deforestation is leading to more infectious diseases in humans. We can’t win an arms race with Nature, living in a bunker of annual new vaccines.
The only long-term solution to both disasters is a return to a simpler, cooperative culture. Which rules out the perverting characteristics of the dominant, primitive power-politics of the last few thousand years – a mere blink of an eye in the full human story.
Time we achieved true ‘civilisation’ while we can.
“As more and more forest is cleared around the world, scientists fear that the next deadly pandemic could emerge from what lives within them.“
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2019/11/deforestation-leading-to-more-infectious-diseases-in-humans/
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24/02/2021

Pandemic epics or great escapes? What classic movies might tell us about post-Covid Hollywood
24 Feb 2021 13:03
‘As the months roll on and vaccines neuter the virus, our attention might turn away from danger to the things we’ve missed.’
Like the fact that anthropomorphic climate disaster and anthropomorphic pandemics are two sides of the same Consumerist coin. Two forces that we have unleashed which are cooperating in perfect harmony, unlike Humanity in its perpetual rat-sack.
And that unless we stop destroying Nature, movies will be a distant memory.
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Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @northumbrian_@AngelaRayner and @MattHancock
By ‘leave this here’ you presumably mean that you will hide from any responses. Fair enough.
I leave these.
How much did Labour donations cost the taxpayer? Compared with the Billions bunged by Boris to his chums.
How many 100’s of 1000’s of lives did Labour cost the UK?
11:54 AM · Feb 24, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@BiginaboxReplying to @fcukpoliticians and @BBCNews
You mean, in David Irving’s words: ‘Did 2.5 million really Die?’
It’s all a sinister red plot, obviously. Like the Holocaust.
Led by? For what purpose?
Let’s have the full gory details.
Meanwhile, the blind stampede back to ecocide continues.
11:41 AM · Feb 24, 2021·Twitter Web App

23/02/2021

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @CfbMegan@PeterDaszak and @LastWeekTonight
Every burger we eat brings the next Pandemic nearer. If we want life to be controlled by successive generations of vaccines, all we have to do is return to ‘normal’.
4:37 PM · Feb 23, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @Baddiel
‘Almost everything above the level of a railway timetable is propaganda… The opinion that art should have nothing to do with politics is itself a political attitude.’ – Orwell
4:49 PM · Feb 23, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @MermaidsPurseJ and @MichaelRosenYes
On the contrary. The epidemiology of Coronaviruses is well-known.
It does not take ’20-20 hindsight’ but only everyday ‘2+2=4 FORESIGHT’ to avoid 100.000 deaths. As in New Zealand.
If Johnson wasn’t negligent, then he is incredibly stupid, and even less fit for office.
11:57 AM · Feb 23, 2021·Twitter Web App

Crocodile rolls and ‘jacklers’: rugby union’s law book needs a refresh
23 Feb 2021 11:39
In response to 11stone7
Why?
Just remove two side-rows from elite grounds (normally unsold anyway).
There is no alternative. Dick Best, Alan Watkins and others informed the Rugby World of this growing dilemma at the start of the professional era, but short-termism prevailed and now we have a growing epidemic of brain damage.
Rugby is for the benefit of players and spectators, not short-sighted, profit-driven, penny-pinching accountants and shareholders. The only way to cater for the massive increase in player bulk, momentum and mercenary aggression is to make collisions and congestion less easy.
The pitch has in effect been getting smaller every year since the introduction of the welfare state, especially in Britain. And the dimensions codified in the mid-C19th are not fit for use now by any stretch of the imagination.
And don’t be absurd and claim it would make no difference.
Even Eddie Jones knows better than that.
“Australia coach Eddie Jones made an official complaint to the International Rugby Board following his side’s 31-14 victory over Scotland at Murrayfield. Jones said pitch width had been reduced overnight to suit Scotland in the face of the Wallabies’ firepower out wide..”
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugby_union/international/3989459.stm
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Easing lockdown will allow Covid to spread. Here’s how to mitigate the risks
23 Feb 2021 11:03
In response to Barnsy
Masking is pure courtesy and responsibility – until a vaccine emerges which can prevent infection and transmission.
The only problem with masks is that they make spectacle wearers walk into lamposts. Nobody has solved that problem yet.
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Easing lockdown will allow Covid to spread. Here’s how to mitigate the risks
23 Feb 2021 10:57
In response to Pol1ticalAn1mal
The Flu and cold rates have dropped through the floor in the last year.
Masks do work, or they would not be used in hospitals, or be an essential part of oriental culture for those with an infection.
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Easing lockdown will allow Covid to spread. Here’s how to mitigate the risks
23 Feb 2021 10:53
Johnson is ‘very clear’ that unlocking will be ‘led’ by ‘data not dates’. And to prove it he listed the dates. Four of them.
The data is on a need-to-know basis. We needn’t bother our little heads about it, since ‘Zero-Covid’ is an impossibility ( As in New Zealand) and the collateral damage among the expendable classes will be a price worth playing to get back to the business of producing greenhouse gases, poisoning the oceans, and generating the next pandemic by eradicating forests for livestock .
Just leave it all to Boris. He knows best.
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22/02/2021

Boris Johnson says more deaths inevitable whenever lockdown lifts as he sets out roadmap for England – as it happened
22 Feb 2021 16:51
In response to BonyTony
A reminder of ecological common sense.
The next killer pandemic is just a matter of time if we return to ‘normal’ eco-cidal economics with its addiction to deforestation and industrial farming.
The overwhelming scientific consensus is that zootic pathogens such as Covid, Sars, Ebola and HIV are caused by many of the same factors which fuel Global Warming.
There can be no return to Consumerism As Usual, nomatter how many clever vaccines the Pharma-giants get rich on. It is the last thing we need.
And if we do get it, could be the last thing we ever get, as a functioning civilisation.
‘As more and more forest is cleared around the world, scientists fear that the next deadly pandemic could emerge from what lives within them.’
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Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @PRDavo@RaverOldskool and @BBCNews
The BBC is obviously pressured by rabid reactionary tory vermin. They hate and fear it for the same reasons you do.
But they are not the state. And the BBC’s funding system, plus OFCOM, ensure unrivalled impartiality.
Name a more impartial one.
4:17 PM · Feb 22, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @Myanmar_Now_Eng
At last a movement which uses the only truly effective weapon against tyranny – the General Strike. The tactic which renders guns and tear gas totally useless.
Weekend protest movements in Byelorus, Hong-Kong and Russia take note. The future of change is doing nothing.
1:05 PM · Feb 22, 2021·Twitter Web App

21/02/2021

Australia shows the way. It’s the job of governments not big tech to run democracies
21 Feb 2021 13:48
In response to Princhester
There is nothing ‘logical’ about an unaccountable company demanding to control the democratically elected governments of a sovereign state. Especially by denying essential information which saves lives.
That is more like premeditated homicide. Manslaughter at best.
Gunboat diplomacy in the finest traditions of the East India Company.
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Australia shows the way. It’s the job of governments not big tech to run democracies
21 Feb 2021 13:11
In response to Princhester
I’m ‘totally’ familiar with mega-corporations perverting democracy to make money.
Facebook is no different.
I don’t know which ‘middle’ is ‘excluded’, not that it means anything outside your jargon-ridden world.
Censoring essential national health information on a whim is anti-democratic.
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Australia shows the way. It’s the job of governments not big tech to run democracies
21 Feb 2021 11:5
In response to Princhester
‘Yeah! They should be forced to carry what the Australian government wants, even if they don’t want to. Totally fair.’
Yeah, Australia should be forced to only pass laws approved by Facebook
Totally democratic!
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Australia shows the way. It’s the job of governments not big tech to run democracies
21 Feb 2021 11:47
“the companies should be subjected to a tax used to support that same good journalism. A bit like the BBC licence fee, in other words. It is the price they have to pay for the consequences of their ultra-profitable business models and insane profit margins.”
It had to be said.
The ‘Licence to Print Money’ should have a cost.
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Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @mrjamesob and @simon_schama
Like every reactionary abuse of language (e.g. ‘troll’) this is just another way of avoiding thought. Of destroying the power of discrimination.
Orwell’s ‘Newspeak’, in fact. The wholesale replacement of real words expressing a subtle range of meanings with a few all-purpose slurs.
6:52 PM · Feb 21, 2021·Twitter Web App

. Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @simon_schama and @Baddiel
So new? Adrenalin is an addictive drug. Everyone knew that. Trump merely put toxic popular power-worship on the stump. Just as Rap put it on stage.
5:15 PM · Feb 21, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @Alannah223 and @newscientist
In the US, where Covid has been allowed to run riot, mutations are inevitable. The USA is definitely to blame for this new combinant.
” If individual host cells end up harbouring the two variants, the scene is set for recombination.”
1:43 PM · Feb 21, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @Alannah223 and @newscientist
There is no evidence that China ‘was to blame’.
There is masses that Consumerism IS the cause of zootic pathogens.
Not that evidence means much to the Trumpist mentality.
Why we are just as much to blame for Covid 19 as we are for Global Warming.Never in the field of Human Experience, have so many been alienated from so many for so long.As a species, we are simply not used to this. And our veneer of civilisation is very thin. Especially ou…biginabox.com
1:37 PM · Feb 21, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @Orwell_Society@NicolaRossi and @PushkinPress
“Philosophers, writers, artists, even scientists.. need constant stimulation from other people.
It is almost impossible to think without talking.
If Defoe had really lived on a desert island, he could not have written Robinson Crusoe”

http://orwell.ru/library/articles/As_I_Please/english/eaip_04…
1:30 PM · Feb 21, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @JohnStrawson and @jeffrey_bowers
Nothing Miller said was racist. Look the word up then quote his ‘racism’.
This paranoia is rapidly running out of steam as more people consult their dictionaries AND the official definition of ‘antisemitism’.
If all people are Equal, there is only one definition of racism.
1:25 PM · Feb 21, 2021·Twitter Web App

20/02/2021

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @alina_garner@KevinPascoe and @GBSFacts
I’m reading accounts of Long Covid which sound like GBS. Especially in the ‘young’.
Avoid at all costs.
The Guillain-Barré ExperienceFairly Delirious Bedside notes. (January 2009 Transcripts.) T’was the Sunday before Xmas, and I felt fine except for that mousy tickle in the throat that signals a cold. It turned out to be t…biginabox.com
11:58 AM · Feb 20, 2021·Twitter Web App

19/02/2021

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @CanonImages15 and @BBCPolitics
The law is the law.
“The secretary of state spent vast quantities of public money on pandemic-related procurements during 2020.
The public were entitled to see who this money was going to, what it was being spent on and how the relevant contracts were awarded.”
3:58 PM · Feb 19, 2021·Twitter Web App

18/02/2021

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
As @DavidCicilline commented on seeing events unfold in Australia:
“Facebook is not compatible with democracy. Threatening to bring an entire country to its knees to agree to Facebook’s terms is the ultimate admission of monopoly power.
Facebook unfriends Australia – a war with a sovereign nation that might yet boomerang back on it…Facebook’s assault on Australia – a step too far at last?diginomica.com
7:48 PM · Feb 18, 2021·Twitter Web App

17/02/2021

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @greenvanman1 and @OwenJones84
Because, like all expressions of primitive, paranoid politics, every word it uses means the opposite of the true meaning. Despots are very good at Newspeak, and at appeasing the basest instincts and inflaming the deepest fears based on ignorance.
7:14 PM · Feb 17, 2021·Twitter Web App

Only a progressive alliance can defeat the Conservatives at the next election
17 Feb 2021 16:09 In response to FFC800
‘The concept of an alliance is just such a nonsense.’
Defeatist nonsense.
When the science finally sinks in, and people are forced to make the radical, progressive political choices essential to rescuing civilisation from climate change and waves of pandemics, the only movement compatible with our needs will be a fusion of Green environmentalism and social cooperation.
There will be no place for the morbid obsession with petty profit and the obscene waste of ‘normality’.
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16/02/2021

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @KhakiFletch@AyishaMuhamadand 2 others
We’ve NEVER committed such sabotage as now. Which is why we’re creating successive pathogens, and poisoning the air and oceans. Pandemics and Climate change are just two sides of the same coin.
Why we are just as much to blame for Covid 19 as we are for Global Warming.Never in the field of Human Experience, have so many been alienated from so many for so long.As a species, we are simply not used to this. And our veneer of civilisation is very thin. Especially ou…biginabox.com
8:50 PM · Feb 16, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @thecountof1
You need this. Real science, as opposed to paranoid fantasy.
“We’ve been warning about this for decades,”
says Kate Jones, ecological modeller at U.C.L and an author on the study, published 5/08 in Nature1.
“Nobody paid any attention.”
Why deforestation and extinctions make pandemics more likelyResearchers want to use this information to predict and stop future outbreaks.nature.com
3:11 PM · Feb 16, 2021·Twitter Web App

15/02/2021

The next pandemic? It may already be upon us
15 Feb 2021 14:14
In response to Aljoto
Sorry to make you cry, but the science confirming man-made Pandemics is as irrefutable as that behind man-made global warming. Both disasters have many of the same causes, and will demand the same economic sacrifices to combat them both.
Deforestation is leading to more infectious diseases in humans
As more and more forest is cleared around the world, scientists fear that the next deadly pandemic could emerge from what lives within them.

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The next pandemic? It may already be upon us
15 Feb 2021 14:07
The next pandemic is just a matter of time if we return to ‘normal’ eco-cidal economics with its addiction to deforestation and industrial farming.
The scientific consensus is that zootic pathogens such as Covid, Sars, Ebola and HIV are caused by many of the same factors which fuel Global Warming.
‘As more and more forest is cleared around the world, scientists fear that the next deadly pandemic could emerge from what lives within them.’
It is incredible that Greenpeace, F.O.E. XT Rebellion, and the green movement in general has not seized this golden opportunity to press its case. David Attenborough seems completely oblivious to the research.
Given the rate we are creating new pathogens with every burger we eat, we may not need rising sea-levels and forest fires to finish off civilisation, viruses may do it first.
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14/02/2021

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @Damo_bass@FranGates19 and @anthonywatson_
Whose ‘police’? The one run by the Klan & other racist terrorists?
Obviously. A radical reform of law-enforcement is decades overdue:
“hundreds of police officers were members of private hate groups – where they regularly posted racist & anti-Semitic content”
“Cops and the Klan”: Police Disavowal of Risk and Minimization of Threat from the Far-RightCritical scholars argue that contemporary policing practices reproduce colonial logics through the maintenance of racial and economic inequality.
In this article, I extend the framing of policing as…link.springer.com
12:42 PM · Feb 14, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
“The Italian researchers’ findings, published by Tumori Journal show 11.6% of 959 healthy volunteers enrolled in a lung cancer screening trial between September 2019 and March 2020 had developed coronavirus antibodies well before February
Researchers find coronavirus was circulating in Italy earlier than thoughtThe new coronavirus was circulating in Italy in September 2019, a study by the National Cancer Institute (INT) of the Italian city of Milan shows,
signaling that it might have spread beyond China…reuters.com
8:41 PM · Feb 14, 2021·
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Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @MikeSpe18625718
It says that chickenshit republicans have colluded to destroy US democracy.
No matter, Trump will be doing 5-10 on a Georgian chain-gang soon.
What else do you deny? Is there ANY Science you accept? The problem with only believing Trump is that reality gets in the way eventually.
10:54 AM · Feb 14, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @guardian
Without anonymity, employers would have control over the free speech of every worker they owned.
Small-businesses would be crippled by wedge-issues like Brexit.
Political opinions would be punished.
The Trotskyite clerk would be obliterated.
10:48 AM · Feb 14, 2021·Twitter Web App

13/02/2021

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @JaneElizabeth04@steele1945 and @PattyArquette
Trumpism a fascist cult as paranoid as any other. And caused by the same encroachment of the real world on sacred territory of myths and superheroes.
Climate Change and its political implications has totally destroyed their obsolete Hollywood frontier ‘Identity’
.1:05 PM · Feb 13, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @MikeSpe18625718
‘Clear’ to braindead fanatics. As ‘clear’ as Jihad is to DAESH.
Your Holy War is just as barbaric. A denial that 2+2=4. Which is why you have to deny Science. Why it’s all a sinister red plot to you in your ‘Post-Truth’ Fascism. Orwell’s 1984
.12:59 PM · Feb 13, 2021·Twitter Web App

11/02/2021

Rob Kenyon@biginabox
Replying to @MikeSpe18625718
He doesn’t have to use those words to be responsible for inciting murder.
His plan for Jan 6th is self-evident from the facts – his own words and actions. He knew what the mob wanted to do and did nothing to stop it. In fact he urged them on the steps as they chanted ‘HANG PENCE’.
7:02 PM · Feb 11, 2021·Twitter Web App

09/02/2021

Parents, don’t worry if your child knows more about grammar than you do
9 Feb 2021 12:47
Drilling the jargon and mechanics of grammar into children is no substitute for a wholesome culture of reading well-written books, and discussing them inj detail.
My generation was ‘taught’ grammar in much the same way it was ‘taught’ maths – only the nerds gained any insight. The rest of us floundered in a swamp of impenetrable gibberish, and when we left school were glad to be rid of the torture for life.
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07/02/2021

I learned by touring Europe in the 60s. Young artists need the same chance7
Feb 2021 18:38
In response to NotBannedYet

people now need to fill in a few forms.

A lot of forms.
And pay a lot of money. Money which the small, independent companies who provide much of the originality and diversity in British Theatre simply cannot afford. And neither can their audiences.
If a bland homogenised culture is what you want, you are going to get it.
Congratulations
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I learned by touring Europe in the 60s. Young artists need the same chance
7 Feb 2021 18:32
A quick scan of the What’s On pages of regional theatre websites already shows a drastic decline in diversity for the next two seasons.
The only foreign companies seem to be the usual state-sponsored behemoths (Vienna Theatre Ballet etc) and a very few british-based emigres.
The rest is a list of tribute bans, stand-ups, Audiences With, and other sparse productions. And all to half-houses.
It’s as if Brexit was designed to kill British Theatre. Outside wartime, it has never been more difficult to tour Foreign talent in Britain.
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05/02/2021

Is Rishi Sunak the most dangerous man in government?
5 Feb 2021 13:29
In response to RoyalSparta

Given his experience and record, he would have known instinctively to harness the community, from the start, making the people the solution not the problem, as Johnson has done. He would not have waited 10months to be forced to introduce community testing, but done so as soon as possible, saving thousands of lives – but reviving a sense of community the tories need desperately to stifle. They do not want a repeat of the last time we were all asked to ‘Do Our Bit’.
And he would not have made his rich cronies even richer – because he has none.
The perfect man for the job of taming a Consumerist Plague like Covid – the product of a perverted economics, to paraphrase Churchill.

02/02/2021

Rob Kenyon@Biginabox Replying to @Channel4News
Dai Gorillas completely missing the point on Pandemic Science. Blaming the means of global distribution (air travel) rather than the cause – global deforestation and industrialised Junk Food.
His faith in businessmen is also wishful thinking.
Deforestation is leading to more infectious diseases in humansAs more and more forest is cleared around the world, scientists fear that the next deadly pandemic could emerge from what lives within them.nationalgeographic.com
8:25 PM · Feb 2, 2021

01/02/2021

I feared the social isolation of lockdown most – but I’m tougher than I thought
1 Feb 2021 19:30 
Planet Covid is permanent play by Samuel Beckett.
With everyone marinading in pointless, absurd isolation.
A proxy existence of denied instincts and senses.
And all our fault. A global prison we built for ourselves with every Junk-farmed burger and every forest cleared.
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Rob Kenyon@Biginabox Replying to @BBCNews
How many racist posts has he reported? If we cared about eradicating racism, we would report it at every opportunity. The fact it persists means we don’t report and so don’t care.
Blaming the platforms is a cop-out. Users could deal with this problem by putting words into actions
11:49 AM · Feb 1, 2021

Rob Kenyon@Biginabox Replying to @BobToth9@Sceptictank1 and @michaelwhite
The EU did it to save European lives by preventing EU stocks being smuggled into the UK.
Johnson did it to try and look tough for his rabble.
Northern Ireland is now a giant Smuggler’s Cove for goods of all kinds.
11:35 AM · Feb 1, 2021

31/01/2021

Rob Kenyon@Biginabox Replying to @michaelwhite
Even more predictable is the mass-assumption that a vaccine paid for by the people should be exploited for profit.
At a time like this ‘intellectual property rights’ are an obscenity.
Pure Carpetbagging.
9:57 AM · Jan 31, 2021·

30/01/2021

Rob Kenyon@Biginabox Replying to @normanbagley1@michaelwhite and @JeffRookerj
As opposed to 1/week by BJ. Including: “I can certainly guarantee that, if there are serious problems in supplying supermarkets in Northern Ireland – because of some piece of bureaucracy that’s misapplied – then we will simply exercise Article 16..”
Boris Johnson warned he will damage relations with Biden if he breaches Northern Ireland agreement
‘It would do huge damage to the Good Friday Agreement….and damage the relationship between our country and the US’independent.co.uk
1:36 PM · Jan 30, 2021·

27/01/2021 Holocaust Memorial Day

How worried should we be about the new Covid variants?
27 Jan 2021 16:09
New Covid variants are just the start.
There is no argument that we have now entered what scientists are calling the ‘Pandemic Era’. Coronavirus is just the latest zootic pathogen to cross to humans after being generated by Human activity.
‘Zoonotic host diversity increases in human-dominated ecosystems
Our results suggest that global changes in the mode and the intensity of land use are creating expanding hazardous interfaces between people, livestock and wildlife reservoirs of zoonotic disease.’
Nature.
Since any vaccine will be useless against the next inevitable Consumerist-generated Pandemic in a few years, all we have left is barrier methods for protection.
Until we stop destroying the environment to produce disease-ridden meat, we are merely commanding the tide to turn.
The vaccine arms race against nature will be as socially destructive as every other unwinnable war.
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Holocaust Day Thought for Today.
“Auschwitz is outside of us, but it is all around us, in the air. The plague has died away, but the infection still lingers and it would be foolish to deny it.
Rejection of human solidarity, obtuse and cynical indifference to the suffering of others, abdication of the intellect and of moral sense to the principle of authority, and above all, at the root of everything, a sweeping tide of cowardice, a colossal cowardice which masks itself as warring virtue, love of country and faith in an idea.”

― Primo Levi, The Black Hole of Auschwitz
Trumpism in a nutshell.

26/01/2021

Rob Kenyon@Biginabox Replying to @MarkHazard2020
Still trying to deny Thatcher’s war-crimes in order to justify your choice of a PM who has overseen the highest Covid death-rates in the world. 100,000 dead now and counting, as are the bungs in the backpockets of Johnson’s cronies.
Who would Corbyn have been in hoc to? Nobody.
12:31 PM · Jan 26, 2021·

23/01/2021

Pubs are part of Britain’s fabric. Why are they not being properly helped?
23 Jan 2021 13:35
Why are they not being properly used?
With a St John’s medic, and an NHS Community Steward Volunteer, most pubs could act as vaccination centres, and play a significant role in fighting Covid. And help rebuild communities devastated before Covid was ever heard of.
Unfortunately for us all, this excuse for a government despises and fears the idea of a healthy network of local communities. Each ‘Doing It’s Bit’. The last time the power of solidarity was harnessed, the NHS was created.
So Johnson & Co would fight any such initiative tooth and nail.
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22/01/2021 (LOCKDOWN DAY 300)

Rob Kenyon@Biginabox Replying to @Insurance_Rich and @BBCNews
The ‘key’ is to end the toxic Consumerist sabotage of the environment which spawns Zootic Pathogens like Covid. It’s only a matter of time before the next one hits. “https://nationalgeographic.com/science/2019/11/deforestation-leading-to-more-infectious-diseases-in-humans/…
“>Deforestation is leading to more infectious diseases in humans.
As more and more forest is cleared around the world, scientists fear that the next deadly pandemic could emerge from what lives within them.
nationalgeographic.com
4:08 PM · Jan 22, 2021·

Rob Kenyon@Biginabox Replying to @BBCNews
Because, in spite of what they think, young people are not immortal. Today is the 300th day since the 1st Lockdown on March 23rd.
4:01 PM · Jan 22, 2021·

20/01/2021

Rob Kenyon@Biginabox Replying to @ClareOFlynn
This was not a question of ’20/20 hindsight’ but of ‘2+2 FORESIGHT’.
The kind every half-competent planner possesses. ‘Common sense’, not Quantum Mechanics.
As shown by the polls, which regularly find the public is way ahead of government policy.
3:13 PM · Jan 20, 2021·


Rob Kenyon@Biginabox
Replying to @michaelwhite
Angry, armed, and impossible to convince. Truth and Reconciliation first demands an agreement on what is true. Trumpists cannot accept the truth that 2=2=4.
In America’s gangster culture, they can only be bribed, not convinced by reason.
2:56 PM · Jan 20, 2021·

17/01/2021

A brutal Covid legacy awaits our children. We need the will and ambition to tackle it
17 Jan 2021 14:32 In response to praha7

It would seem that the electorate don’t really want radical change even when it’s offered.

If you were a Junkie, would you want your dealer put in jail?
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A brutal Covid legacy awaits our children. We need the will and ambition to tackle it
17 Jan 2021 14:30
‘We need the will and ambition to’ rebuild local communities destroyed by a combination of the Right to Buy Swindle, and the assorted toxic effects of Junky Consumerism which have reduced what was once a society into an incoherent mass of mortgage-slaves fighting each other for scraps from billionaire tables.
The saying that ‘it takes a village to raise a child’ has never been truer, or more difficult to achieve.
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While Covid pushes the NHS to breaking point, private healthcare is thriving
14 Jan 2021 18:29
WHAT DID
YOU
DO IN THE COVID WAR
B.U.P.A?
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16/01/2021

Rob Kenyon@Biginabox Replying to @NickCohen4
All Denialists are trying to defend an obsolete ‘Identity’. Covid MUST be a fraud, because if science is right about it, it has to be right on Global Warming, and all the sabotage of Junky Consumerism – which is all they have.
So all Science has to be an evil plot.

Rob Kenyon@Biginabox Replying to @Tweetin_Penguin and @OwenJones84
Class identity is not ‘identity politics’, it is the ONLY politics which can achieve radical change.
12:45 PM · Jan 16, 2021·

13/01/2021

Trump’s British cheerleaders are rushing to denounce him. It’s too little, too late
12 Jan 2021 16:48
It is America’s disgrace that a fascist like Trump appeals most to its working classes.
This is due to the fact that throughout U.S. history, the organisation of labour and collective bargaining have been systematically persecuted, legislated and criminalised out of the culture. Leaving a bleached social skeleton in contempt of human rights and incapable of significant collective action in its own interest.
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12/01/2021

Rob Kenyon@Biginabox Replying to @michaelwhite
What ‘viscous’ bigotry’? Anger at fascism is a duty not a prejudice.
Nice to be able to be so sanguine about it.
5:01 PM · Jan 12, 2021·

Rob Kenyon@Biginabox Replying to @JuliaHB1 and @SadiqKhan
ANY excuse to score political points by undermining solidarity.
Like the Common Cold & flu, Covid is spread by particles drifting in the air. In Asian countries, masks in public are a social duty willingly adopted to prevent infection.
What is your problem with society?
3:17 PM · Jan 12, 2021

10/01/2021

Rob Kenyon@Biginabox Replying to @BurnMarks1962@lordchriswilcok and @michaelwhite
The Chartists and Suffragettes ‘rioted’. They had good cause. So did the students – not that they rioted at all. Demolishing a few barriers designed to cause trouble is not ‘rioting’.
Neither is defacing a symbol of war-worship
5:59 PM · Jan 10, 2021·

08/01/2021

Rob Kenyon@Biginabox Replying to @beverleysharon1 and @Nigel_Farage
Then you’re as perverted and sick as him and his fellow megalomaniacs of history.
The EU represents everything that Trump hates and fears. A union of partners seeking peace and prosperity. Humanity at its best. Not your blatant Neo-fascism.

Rob Kenyon@Biginabox Replying to @Nigel_Farage
Mealy-mouthed humbug. Do you condemn Trump or not?
The nutter is clearly a danger to national and possibly international security. Everyone knew he was a megalomaniac psychopath all along. And YOU kissed his feet.
How does that make you FEEL?
9:12 PM · Jan 8, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon@Biginabox Replying to @Nigel_Farage
Then you will now issue an unequivocal condemnation of the actions of Trump. But sadly, your brain is perfectly capable of the doublethink needed to equate his dictatorship with ‘freedom’.
9:09 PM · Jan 8, 2021·Twitter Web App

07/12/2021

@Biginabox Replying to @guardian
Toxic, psychopathic, dog-eat-dog American culture is responsible for this toxic psychopath and his neo-fascist gang of Redshirts. This attempted Putsch was the natural consequence of the cult of Consumerist Profit-Worship which is destroying the environment.
11:33 AM · Jan 7, 2021·Twitter Web App

@Biginabox Replying to @michaelwhite
Sad to see you don’t have much of an imagination. Corbyn’s entire career has been rooted in local community organisations. He is totally aware of the vast resource which Johnson has ignored, & would have recruited it. He would NOT have made any cronies richer, because he has none
11:26 AM · Jan 7, 2021·Twitter Web App

@Biginabox Replying to @markshackley and @brianmoore666
And how many presidents can you name that incited ‘riot in the streets’, let alone an invasion of the seat of democracy? And how many Trumpists have been murdered by police?
The two causes do not equate. Rioting at institutional murder is a duty more than a capital offence.
11:22 AM · Jan 7, 2021·Twitter Web App

Rob Kenyon @Biginabox
Replying to @michaelwhite
“left as well as right ” Bollox. You sound as snaky as Jan Haiper-Hayes on @BBCNews equating Trump’s neo-fascists with @BLM.
Stop peddling the toxic myth that there is symmetry in politics. Trump is a symptom of a sickness.
BLM and anti-fascism are essential responses to it.
11:13 AM · Jan 7, 2021·Twitter Web App

06/01/2012

FROM WRITTEN

Georgia looks safe for the Democrats, and with it Biden’s presidency.
Trump thugs roaming around Washington, baying on command.
Over 2.5K U.S. deaths per day. More on the way after Trump’s latest Super-spreader event today.
He says he is going to present proof of election fraud.
Why not before?
Some commentators are finally calling him insane. About time. Worse, his rallies are Hate-Spreaders. A direct attack on democracy, Truth and thought itself.
The mistake is to confuse it with mere propaganda, or bias.
It puts itself above facts. Propaganda can be shamed into silence or retraction by evidence.
Trumpism only recognises claims which it agrees with or serve its purpose. Which makes it fascist.
Goebells knew that the ‘Protocols of the Elders of Zion’ was a fraud, but was happy since it served his purpose.
“We’re going to march to The Capitol, and I’ll be with you!” Says Trump, inciting mayhem.

Trump scum trying to storm Congress. Pence escorted from the building. McConnell urging rebel Republicans to stand down.
Between now and the Inauguration should be fun, especially tonight. That much organised Hate doesn’t just fade away. It targets the weakest.

04/01/2021

FROM WRITTEN DIARY

Trump caught red-handed bullying senior Georgia Election official into ‘finding’ enough votes to steal the election. Clear corruption and a state offence he could be jailed for. (One-hour telephone call)
At the same time, ten previous security advisors, including one chosen by Trump, have warned against use of the military. As if they know Trump has one last desperate lunacy up his sleeve.
Mass fascist demo called by Trump for Wednesday (in Washington), when Congress authorises Biden victory.
Anything possible.

03/01/2021

‘Open all schools!’ ‘Close all schools!’ What England really needs is creative thinking
3 Jan 2021 16:28

There is only one subject on the immediate curriculum – Pandemic Studies (Theory and Practical).
Most student would get a better education by being used to combat the virus alongside the St John’s Ambulance, the Civil Defence, and all the other forces which could be harnessed in a peripatetic capacity to run mass testing and vaccination centres in workplaces, schools and shopping centres. As in the mobile X-Ray program of the 1950’s..
Homework would be to chronicle their experiences, and research the science – which would also give invaluable insight into the causes of Global Warming.
With some ‘creative thinking’, this is a golden opportunity to destroy the sterile treadmill of education which was seldom anything but a Consumerist Madrassar.
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30/12/2020

Covid has decimated the live music business – and its unsung heroes30 Dec 2020 13:00In response to MontoyaFan

“Science isn’t something one reads”

Especially if you need you avoid the truth in order to cling on to your sterile, defunct, primitive consumerist religion.
Don’t read this. It will BURN! And after all, you know better than every scientist on Earth. So why should anyone listen to anyone else?
Which Nobel Prize are you expecting for your insights? Peace, Medicine or Idiocy?

“Stopping deforestation, regulating wildlife trade may prevent future pandemics
Deforestation and trade in wildlife are increasing the risk that novel viruses as devastating as SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) and HIV will pass from animals to humans. Investing in efforts to prevent deforestation and regulate wildlife trade may be a cost-effective way to prevent future pandemics, according to a new study co-authored by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Aaron Bernstein. The researchers found that prevention initiatives, such as direct forest-protection payments and regulations to stop the trade in species that present the greatest risk for zoonotic disease transmission, would cost as little as $22 billion a year—2% of the economic and mortality costs of responding to the global COVID-19 pandemic, which some economists predict could reach $10 trillion to $20 trillion.” 
Harvard School of Public Health

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29/12/2020

Covid has decimated the live music business – and its unsung heroes29 Dec 2020 13:55In response to MontoyaFan

Garbage.
We know all about the wet-market, but that was where it was first discovered to have been transmitted to humans, not where it originated.
You’re a glutton for punishment, but serve as a useful trawl-net for vital evidence – however much you deny science.

‘The World Health Organization (WHO) has released its plan to investigate the origins of the COVID pandemic. The search will start in Wuhan — the Chinese city where the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 was first identified — and expand across China and beyond. ‘ ‘Nature’.

Meanwhile Consumerism stands further condemned. Every burger brings Covid 20 that bit nearer.

‘Zoonotic host diversity increases in human-dominated ecosystems
Our results suggest that global changes in the mode and the intensity of land use are creating expanding hazardous interfaces between people, livestock and wildlife reservoirs of zoonotic disease.’
 ( Nature)

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28/12/2020

Covid has decimated the live music business – and its unsung heroes28 Dec 2020 15:20In response to MontoyaFan
You have no evidence.
All the evidence since Spanish Flu points in one direction.
To Consumerism with its factory farming, deforestation, and toxification of the atmosphere producing even more stress on the environment.
Which of the several reports I cited do you disagree with most? And how?
And just what are you denying?
Man-made Global-Warming? Man-made zootic pathogens, or both?
Because you can’t deny one without the other.
Yours is the ‘dogma’ – that Consumerism is always right, and the Market will Provide.
View discussionCovid has decimated the live music business – and its unsung heroes28 Dec 2020 14:53In response to MontoyaFan
I’m afraid it’s an insurmountable piece of science as solid as the Greenhouse Effect – largely because it is caused by the same Human activities. Or do you deny that too?

‘Why we are just as much to blame for Covid 19 as we are for Global Warming’.
https://www.unenvironment.org/news-and-stories/statements/preventing-next-pandemic-zoonotic-diseases-and-how-break-chain

If-you-want-pandemics-build-factory-farms
https://farmsnotfactories.org/articles/if-you-want-pandemics-build-factory-farms/

‘Expert-brands-factory-farms-destructive-weapon’
https://www.plantbasednews.org/lifestyle/expert-brands-factory-farms-destructive-weapon-coronavirus

‘Timeline of pandemics and other viruses that humans caught by interacting with animals’
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/coronavirus-pandemic-viruses-animals-bird-swine-flu-sars-mers-ebola-zika-a9483211.html

Deforestation is leading to more infectious diseases in humans
‘As more and more forest is cleared around the world, scientists fear that the next deadly pandemic could emerge from what lives within them.’
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2019/11/deforestation-leading-to-more-infectious-diseases-in-humans/

‘These so-called zoonotic diseases, which include six out of every ten infectious diseases in people, in turn, arise most readily in contexts where humans interact with wildlife. This commonly happens at the forest margin, which often expands where there is deforestation and forest fragmentation.’
https://www.climatelinks.org/blog/deforestation-makes-pandemics-more-likely-0
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Covid has decimated the live music business – and its unsung heroes
28 Dec 2020 14:35
In response to MontoyaFan

‘Guns or Butter’ was the motto of the nazis.
The motto of Humanism is
‘Bread and Roses.’
Times like this sort out the barbarians from the civilised.
If you really do see this as a war against nature, then why not go all the way and mobilise as if for war?
Appropriate BUPA hospitals, which have spent the last 9 mopnths making profit from their usual harvest of Gout and Bunions..
Recruit students as troops in an effective Track Test Trace and Isolate programme. They will be getting a far more relevant education from their experiences of real life than they ever would being trained for ‘careers’ which will be obsolete in ten years.
Impose genuine wartime Utility levels of consumption to stifle the environmental destruction which is now spawning successive generations of ever-more lethal zootic pathogens.
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27/12/2020

TV: Euan Ferguson’s 10 best of 202027
Dec 2020 21:28
In response to Sidshowmel
But not as much as the advertising you gladly pay to subsidise commercial TV of all sorts.
And far less than it would cost for any other network which offered half as much. (‘Netflix’ radio/news/ anyone?)
Plus the fact that its funding system is a unique barrier to commercial pressure and resulting bias.
The piper is not paid to play any tune but ‘Inform. Educate, and Entertain.’ A brief which is enforced by statute. And which can only be abused by government at the risk of electoral punishment.
In spite of the ravings of a few troublemakers, the BBC is trusted more than any other network, and its funding no more resented than that of the NHS, to which it serves a parallel purpose.
Both are a national service, run not for profit, and so are hated by the enemies of the post-war social contract.
What DID You Do In The Covid War Netflix/BUPA?
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Covid has decimated the live music business – and its unsung heroes
27 Dec 2020 21:12
None more ruined than those companies which rely on foreign artists, which provides a huge proportion of British theatrical diversity.

‘On entry to this country EU artists will need a three-month certificate from a UK registered immigration sponsor. If the sponsor is not willing to back them financially while they are here, the artist may be asked to demonstrate that they have access to £945 in cash and to agree not to seek public assistance if they fall into hardship while in the UK.
Artists will also probably need private health insurance or health cover from the promoter of the show, or else they may be asked to pay the government’s health surcharge of £470 giving access to the NHS.
Although performers can take the chance of bringing guitars and costumes as personal luggage, for any valuable items they are strictly speaking required to have a “carnet” document exempting such items from importation duties and from customs impoundment. The London Chamber of Commerce carnet charges are £351 per item or £562 if needed at short notice.’ (Flamenco News)

This will put every small touring company out of business, eliminating an entire artform from British venues.

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23/12/2020

Rob Kenyon @Biginabox Replying to @GuardianJobs
Those with ‘Life-Plans’ need to rediscover Real Life, and the fact that it doesn’t go to plan.
This generation of students could be the best-educated for centuries if they learned from this experience how to improvise rather than obey.
4:39 PM · Dec 23, 2020·Twitter Web App

4/12/2020

UK infection rates roughly down to October levels.
But if Xmas goes wrong, we’ll be back in the shit in January.

3/12/2020

3,000+ U.S. deaths from Covid reported for yesterday. A whole 9/11 deathtoll.
Infection rates doubling, and over 100,000 in hospital. No sign of Trump taking action. UK deaths now over 60,000 in total. Heading rapidly for the total killed by the Luftwaffe between 1939-45.
60,000 UK deaths. almost as many as killed by the Luftwaffe  

  Rob Kenyon @Biginabox Replying to @BBCWorld and @BBCNews
Sour grapes? Or resentment that a truly socialised health care system got there first? Rob Kenyon @Biginabox Replying to @MaggieW82391432 and @guardian Wrong. Excess deaths over 61K.
https://fingertips.phe.org.uk/static-reports/mortality-surveillance/excess-mortality-in-england-latest.html…5:33 PM · Dec 3, 2020·Twitter Web AppAm I disabled? To be honest, I’ve never felt I have the right to say so2 Dec 2020 20:30In response to Haggala
Sounds like all the problems you face are caused by a short-sighted, punitive competitive job-market.
They might go away in a more cooperative environment such as a charity or local community work.
This might be the perfect time to hitch your skills to a different wagon. One which shares the efforts and rewards. Or, more than that, where the effort is the greatest reward. A life running on endorphins not andrenalin.
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02/12/2020

Am I disabled? To be honest, I’ve never felt I have the right to say so2 Dec 2020 11:35In response to Gulp_Gulp

there are 11million disabled people in UK

Are there? I am ‘Registered Disabled’, but still have most of my abilities. I am not a car made useless and ‘disabled’ by a flat tyre or blown gasket. Most of the time I am fully functional. I am merely handicapped by a complaint which prevents me doing certain work in certain conditions. Like almost everyone else. Like a thoroughbred racehorse carrying a few extra pounds to make the race more exciting.
The language we use is important. The ‘disabled’ are literally ‘in-valid’. The handicapped are just that. Validable members of society who have to adjust, adapt, and work that bit harder.
I know which I’d rather be seen as.
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Am I disabled? To be honest, I’ve never felt I have the right to say so
2 Dec 2020 11:25 In response to Haggala
We live in a deeply entrenched competitive culture, where the weak go to the wall, which actively encourages alienation and is deeply suspicious of empathy.
The rest is history.
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1/12/2020

(From Written)
Debenhams on the rocks after 200 years trading. Philip Green on his yacht accusing everyone of jealousy – stirred up by the ‘hostile media’ A typical 2020 attitude.

New findings on the damage of ‘Long-Covid’. The message to under 40’s has to be that they may not die, but may be crippled for life.
Johnson playing politics with Labour’s inevitable, rational; decision to abstain on his unsubsidised Lockdown, which will deny cash to the most vulnerable and force them back to work, endangering everyone and undermining the entire project.
If this 2-month cycle of streching the elastic goes on much longer, public attitudes could get nasty, with altercations over mask-wearing etc.

Trump’s Attorney General (Bill Barr) tells him the game is up. There are no irregularities which could remotely make any difference. Trump furious and has set his lawyer-dogs loose. His personal lawyers are now attacking his own government’s top lawyer. Priceless.
Meanwhile Guiliani begging for a Blank Pardon (just in case). The entire crew are now tearing out each other’s guts or running for cover. When it’s all over, Trump will still have his lynchmobs and a few paid cronies and lickspittles in his bunker, and will continue to try and destroy America.

Am I disabled? To be honest, I’ve never felt I have the right to say so
1 Dec 2020 11:45
If you don’t ask for that Freedom Pass you don’t get it.
As another person with an invisible handicap, I say use it or end up indirectly endorsing discrimination.
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29/11/2020

Rob Kenyon @Biginabox
Replying to @IAmFrankButcher and @guardian
Using the babyword ‘troll’ always means the user has run out of brainpower, or they would find a real word for what they mean. ‘Troll’ means anything you want.
11:06 AM · Nov 29, 2020·Twitter Web App

25/11/2020

Berlin’s rent cap offers a new way of thinking about Britain’s housing crisis25 Nov 2020 14:50In response to RD400E
Not as happy as you would be to see a plague of homelessness and the devastation of town centres.
Landlords have cashed in on this crisis.
Payback time.
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Berlin’s rent cap offers a new way of thinking about Britain’s housing crisis
25 Nov 2020 14:47
A major factor in the wholesale massacre of small businesses is the rent they have to pay.
What sacrifices do their landlords have to make?
Clearly, to ‘be in it together’ and for ‘Everyone to Do Their Bit’, a significant slice of the profits of those sectors now reaping the rewards of Covid, such as the chainstore giants, landlords and Amazon, should be pooled to share the burden.
Instead we have a system of Carpetbaggers and refugees. And when the vaccines allow the re-opening of desolate High Streets, the only beneficiaries will be those able to buy and control them even further.
‘When the Going Gets Tough, the Rich Go Shopping’
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Johnson looks worn down, but the ‘Boris effect’ may yet return
25 Nov 2020 10:17 In response to Veraanthony
‘The socio-economic reality’ of modern politics depends on Credit-Rating, as it always did.
The less collateral/capital/security you can show a bank manager, the more working class you are. And the less likely you are to get a loan.
The more debt you can show him, the more aristocratic you are. And more likely to get a bail-out.
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20/11/2020

Even in this year of Covid, New York just can’t say no to Thanksgiving
20 Nov 2020 15:57
Think harder.
And it isn’t just Thanksgiving.
That’s just a bonus for the Junk-Peddlers.
The original role of the midwinter festival has reversed from taking stock to making stock. From being a useful perspective on the months gone and those to come, to unsustainable excess.
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Even in this year of Covid, New York just can’t say no to Thanksgiving

20 Nov 2020 15:07In response to ghotiface
Is it ‘Human Nature’ to avoid and neglect family except when bribed by excess and mere convention?
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Even in this year of Covid, New York just can’t say no to Thanksgiving
20 Nov 2020 15:05 One day we’ll wake up to the obscenity of an economy that demands a midwinter Junk-Binge to get it through the rest of the year.
But by then both the atmosphere and the oceans will probably be poisoned beyond antidote.
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19/11/2020

UK coronavirus: cases slightly down on previous week; Brexit talks paused after EU official tests positive – as it happened
19 Nov 2020 14:16
The highest excess deaths in peacetime for a century, I bet.
And that in spite of what must have been a drastic reduction in the numbers of deaths from annual Common Flu due to unprecedented mask-wearing and distancing.
Anyone know anyone who’s a had a dose of flu, or even the sniffles in the last 8 months?
That will be due to masks.
No wonder Japan has one of the most productive workforces in the world.
Covid has now killed more Britons than the Blitz of 1940-41, and is rapidly approaching the total of 61,000 for the entire war.
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18/11/2020

Think Joe Biden’s victory marks the end of rightwing populism? Think again
18 Nov 2020 14:56
America likes to parade itself as a ‘multicultural’ society, but in reality it is merely a mass of ghettoes only united by hate, suspicion and ruthless competition to survive a proudly inhumane system.
Along the same route and within 20miles of each other, every town will be a monoculture of one ethnicity or another, where outsiders are not welcome.
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From Written.
It’s the same Constitutional doublethink and winner-takes-all mentality that allowed them to deny the nature of slavery.
The sort of magic thinking that insists that if it was written down by Jefferson or Lincoln, it must exist – regardless of the reality. A lot like production figures under one of Stalin’s 5-Year Plans.
A gangster power-ideology summed up by Coppola:
“In our family we would keep the trade with the dark people. They’re animals anyway – so let them lose their souls.”

17/11/2020

Boris Johnson’s saboteur is back, and looking strangely familiar
17 Nov 2020 15:46
I hear on BBC that Sunak was in the East End yesterday peddling his crackpot ‘Free Ports’, which will be able to circumvent planning, ride roughshod over international regulations, import and export regardless of accepted produce standards, and basically impose a rabid US style trade deal by the backdoor.
In other words, setting up exactly the kind of offshore Singapore everyone was warned about during the Brexit Fever, and which was repeatedly denied by ministers and other misfits hoping to quietly sabotage the British way of life.
Any more news on this next big story?
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Boris Johnson’s saboteur is back, and looking strangely familiar
17 Nov 2020 13:44
In response to EpicNinjaCowboy

the SNP are resoundingly popular in Scotland, as is Nicola Sturgeon. Ever wonder why?

Because, like Merkel, she comes across as a rational human being, regardless of her ideology.
Plus the fact that the SNP is not a ‘nationalist’ organisation but an ‘independence’ movement. It is totally ‘unionist’, just not in union with Westminster but with Brussels.
Politically, it is poles apart from the so-called Ulster ‘Unionists’, the ‘English Nationalist Party’, Trump’s ‘Birtherism’, and the rest of the rag-bag of squalid, neo-fascist cults infesting the political landscape.
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Boris Johnson’s saboteur is back, and looking strangely familiar
17 Nov 2020 13:21
In response to AmoryC
Reactionaries were all in favour of the ‘Precautionary Principle’ when making war.
Shame they don’t believe in it when faced with the destruction of the ecosystem and civilisation.
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16/11/2020

If this were happening in Turkey, we’d call Trump’s actions an attempted coup1
6 Nov 2020 15:19
Whatever you call it, don’t use the term ‘Redneck Revolution’ on Twitter.
Apparently it will make people go on a murderous rampage. And it will get your account blocked (pending appeal).
You have to be nice to neo-fascists, nomatter how much they blatantly threaten the safety of others in Tweets that seem to be perfectly acceptable.
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Donald Trump’s refusal to concede is no joke – it’s a dangerous precedent
16 Nov 2020 14:22
In response to OlivesNightie
The unregulated media delivered Brexit and the Johnson government. Which is why the Free-Market Cultists are terrified of the BBC and would abolish it and OfCom.
No Leveson 2 – no political balance.
No political balance – no Truth.
No Truth – no democracy.
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Donald Trump’s refusal to concede is no joke – it’s a dangerous precedent
16 Nov 2020 14:17
In response to AhBrightWings
I would have had him play safe and allow the votes to be counted to their inevitable conclusion, thereby cornering Trump into demanding that the votes he didn’t like were binned and putting him on the back foot. He would then have no claims to ‘defending democracy’.
Letting Fox decide the result was very naive, as can be seen by the fact that it is now enthusiastically pushing the Trump line.
Incredibly, Biden fell in the trap of assuming that Trump would follow the long-held conventions, and concede before the count was complete.
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Donald Trump’s refusal to concede is no joke – it’s a dangerous precedent
16 Nov 2020 11:55
Biden’s mistake was to fall in the trap set by Fox when they ‘called’ the result, and to assume that Trumpists can do simple arithmetic. They do not deal in ‘projections’ (see climate science denialism.)
By doing so he opened the door to allegations of collusion with the meejah to pervert democracy..
The sensible strategy wold have been to simply keep insisting that every legal vote be counted, as in his first speech after the Fox Scoop. View discussion

13/11/2020

So goodbye, Barnard Castle Spice. Looking forward to your solo material
13 Nov 2020 17:15 
At least Dominic Cummings will be forever recorded on the same page of history as his fellow psychopath, Peter Sutcliffe.
The argument will be who was responsible for the most deaths. The Whitehall or Yorkshire Ripper. View discussion

Little Richardjohn
@Lil_Richardjohn @michaelwhite
Mein Kampf was dictated, if I remember. Trump will rope in some brainless bimbo stenographer to ghost his Grand Redneck Revolutionary Manifesto.
Nov 13, 2020, 5:08 PM TWITTER ACCOUNT BLOCKED. APPEAL PENDING.

12/11/2020

The 2010 student protests were vilified – but their warnings of austerity Britain were proved right
12 Nov 2020 15:04 
In response to AJVC1991
The British Healthcare system was conspicuously sidetracked in the fight against Covid. Unlike in Germany.
As usual, and underfunded NHS was dumped on to clear up the mess of tory political dogma, don’t blame it for the bungling incompetence of Johnson’s backstairs billionaire bung-merchants.
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10/11/2020

The Covid-carrying Danish mink are a warning sign – but is anyone heeding it?
10 Nov 2020 13:33
Precisely.
The so-called ‘Pandemic Age’ is with us.
And we created it with every burger we eat.
Just as we are the cause of global warming, which will require the same radical economic remedies to put right. View discussion

09/11/2020

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @MetroUK
Until the next man-made zootic pathogen comes along. There are more in the pipeline, as long as we keep destroying forests and rearing animals in their own filth. Radical social remedies required. Like the end of Consumerism

‘What Is Disease X?There are between 631,000 and 827,000 unknown viruses on this planet with the potential to infect humans. Any one of them could cause the next pandemic.’ ecohealthalliance.org 3:18 PM · Nov 9, 2020·    

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn
Replying to @wmarybeard and @TomCalvard
What happens next? A ‘Nero Decree’ of course. The destruction of all assets useful to the victors. ‘Better an End with Horror than a Horror without End’ as another Bunker-Dweller put it. https://panarchy.org/orwell/meinkampf.html…
12:07 PM · Nov 9, 2020    

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @Telegraph
A great achievement! 240.000 deaths and counting. Approaching the total number killed in all America’s wars since 1916, excluding WW2. And projected to soon exceed all the overseas war deaths .
https://statista.com/statistics/265977/us-wars-number-of-casualties/…
11:24 AM · Nov 9, 2020·

06/11/2020

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @tibor201cm and @GretaThunberg
If we destroy the environment, as we are doing, there will be nothing for anyone to worry about except where the next rat or nut or berry comes from. And how to avoid the marauding tribes of armed bandits.
4:10 PM · Nov 6, 2020·  

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @gazfitzgaz and @theJeremyVine
The BBC has been far ahead of the gutter profit-media in insisting on some evidence for deranged claims like Trump’s. The ‘MSM’ as you call them, are just catching up with their duties to the Truth. The toxic lynch-mob rabble-rousing stops NOW.
3:40 PM · Nov 6, 2020·Twitter Web App _________________________________    

What to do when your president has a temper tantrum
6 Nov 2020 14:41
Trump has finally lied himself into a corner.
His success so far has been built on absurd denials of evidence. (‘Fake-ism’)
Now he is forced to deal in facts and produce evidence. And can’t.
This will not deter his sick mind from creating as much damage as it can in the next two months before he faces prison- or deter his deranged disciples from running amok, with the crazed Steve Bannon as their axe-waver.
The task of Progressive forces is to ensure they represent the voice of reason. Or America is on the slippery slope to mayhem.
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01/11/2020

Johnson’s dithering has doubled this lockdown. We will all pay the price1 Nov 2020 17:58 In response to YetAnotherGerman

He tried one option. Namely bunging his mates £15B to cobble a solution together.
He totally ignored the rational option of using local health authorities, elected local government, and the extensive range of bio-labs in universities and hospitals which could have been mobilised, as they have been in Germany and other, safer countries.
To have done so would have forged a bond of activism and mutual benefit, and reinforced community values.
And that would never do. People would start demanding the same kind of rewards they did in 1945. And so they must be seen as the problem, not the solution. To be herded into safety by tory Whitehall Wonks.
Covid 19 is a huge opportunity for the Cummings/Johnson Cult and its doctrine of total alienation. A Crisis to be exploited.
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Johnson’s dithering has doubled this lockdown. We will all pay the price
1 Nov 2020 17:43
The ‘Unseen Hand’ of the market is merely the invisible fist punching us in the face.
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30/10/2020

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn
A protest with serious guts. The only way to get things done.
“US unions have begun discussing the idea of a general strike if Donald Trump refuses to accept an election result showing a Joe Biden victory.  
Union federations in Rochester, Seattle and Massachusetts approved resolutions should Trump seek to subvert election outcome.”
theguardian.com
4:33 PM · Oct 30, 2020

Behold Trump’s pre-election secret weapon: Nigel Farage, ‘king of Europe’
30 Oct 2020 16:04
In response to discreto
Farage is there to make Trump look big and Europe look puny.
Farage is the Quisling of the forthcoming trade war.
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Understanding ‘aerosol transmission’ could be key to controlling coronavirus
28 Oct 2020 10:51

Emphasising that Covid-19 can be spread through the air would allow us to add more weapons in our arsenal to fight this virus – which may be with us for some time to come.

Since any vaccine will be useless against the next inevitable Consumerist-generated Pandemic in a few years, all we have left is barrier methods for protection.
Until we stop destroying the environment to produce disease-ridden meat, we are merely commanding the tide to turn. The vaccine arms race against nature will be as socially destructive as every other unwinnable war.
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Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @GeorgeMonbiot and @DoubleDownNews
Sir David King on BBC news today is the latest of a long line of scientists deriding No10’s billionaire-backhander T&T system. All ‘unbalanced’ due to ‘unavailability’. What more do you want? @dannydyer04  calling for the overthrow of the ‘Public school club’? See BBC news today.
10:26 AM · Oct 28, 2020·

26/10/2020

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @LBC and @NickFerrariLBC
Another massive, deadly failure of the ‘Unseen Hand of the Markets’. But Johnson will never learn. If the medicine nearly kills the patient – double the dose. Who cares? The election is years away. 9:16 PM · Oct 26, 2020  

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @Lil_Richardjohn @BangoBilly and @WalesOnline
‘Herd Immunity’ the Block&Run maniacs claim. Desperate Mumbo-Jumbo. We don’t even have ‘herd immunity’ for Measles. Here’s Why Herd Immunity Won’t Save Us From The COVID-19 Pandemic It’s a terrible idea.  sciencealert.com
12:04 PM · Oct 26, 2020  

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @BangoBilly @DeiniolCarterand @WalesOnline

If you’re infected, you’re contagious. End of Consumerist delusion. Consumerism creates Pandemics, and has to pay for this one. Then be replaced by something more sustainable. Whatever its Witchdoctors and Grand Viziers say. Zoonosis emergence linked to agricultural intensification and environmental change A systematic review was conducted by a multidisciplinary team to analyze qualitatively best available scientific evidence on the effect of agricultural intensification and environmental changes on… ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
11:52 AM · Oct 26, 2020·Twitter Web App

25/10/2020

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn
WRONG!! The Megamarkets drove too many small family firms on the rocks last time, turning a crisis into a Monopoly to peddle useless Junk. While cramming their stores with infectious Junk-Addicts. No wonder the High Street economy has crashed and the Virus is winning.   ‘Mark Drakeford reviewing Wales’ non-essential sale ban in supermarkets.’
https://mirror.co.uk/news/politics/breaking-mark-drakeford-reviewing-wales-22901178…

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14/10/2020

A ‘circuit breaker’ in England will work only if test and trace is urgently reformed
14 Oct 2020 16:26
The public have been treated as the Problem, not the Solution.
If the same contempt had been shown 1939-45 the results would have been catastrophic.
The reason for this contempt is the fear that 39-45 style solidarity would demand the same payoff in terms of improved public services.
And the Cummings Cult can never go down that slippery slope to civilisation.
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09/10/2020

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn
Replying to @RebekkahPorter and @cnnbrk 
“This is not a militia. These are domestic terrorists.” Very true. But more precisely, they are psychopaths, like all murderers. People who have lost all sense of human empathy.
USA culture does not encourage Empathy. It actively encourages psychopaths, especially in the boardroom.
2:49 PM · Oct 9, 2020·Twitter Web App

07/10/2020

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @ShawrtzJ and @HuffPostPol
Deluded (or hopefully misinformed) GARBAGE. ‘More people have died from Covid-19 than in the past 5 flu seasons combined.’ It will ‘close down’ civilisation as tightly as Global Warming because they both have the same cause. Toxic Consumerism. Coronavirus isn’t just deadlier than the flu — it’s also more contagious. These illustrations show why. edition.cnn.com  
5:34 PM · Oct 7, 2020·Twitter Web App

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn
Replying to @Note_to_CMO and @MazMHussain
You can’t expect people who have spent years ranting about how Islamic face-coverings are anti-social to now accept that what they label ‘Sharia Law’ is now vitally important to saving lives and preserving society. It turns their stomachs.  
5:26 PM · Oct 7, 2020·Twitter Web App

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @michaelwhite 
‘ 6. A lobbying firm run by allies of Dominic Cummings was handed a contract worth £900,000 to conduct public opinion polling on the coronavirus pandemic. @LeftFootFwd Left Foot Forward’s roundup of the progressive news you might have missed this week. leftfootforward.org   4:38 PM · Oct 7, 2020·Twitter Web App

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn  @jayrayner1
Why can’t restaurants operate like theatres?
Book and pay online via Wegottickets (or whatever).
Order from online menu – like a takeaway.
Arrive at designated time, meal is ready to eat.
Don’t arrive. Lose your money.
It’s actually a better system than before The Event.  
4:26 PM · Oct 7, 2020·Twitter Web App

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn 9.
Right-wing ideology can reduce the positive effects of education on climate change understanding in economically developed countries, a study in the Nature Climate Change journal has found. https://nature.com/articles/s41558-020-00930-6?utm_campaign=Carbon%20Brief%20Daily%20Briefing&utm_content=20201006&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Revue%20newsletter…
4:10 PM · Oct 7, 2020·Twitter Web App

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @JohnCleese
” it makes a huge contribution to the mental well being of our nation.” Doesn’t that make music a prime target for the barbarians who now run our so-called society?
Everything else that makes a similar contribution is in their sights.
4:05 PM · Oct 7, 2020·Twitter Web App

Little Richardjohn   @Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @JohnDBell1985 and @LBC
Not ‘everyone’. That is another patent LIE. Mostly the bloated billionaires who are busily destroying the ecosystem, Truth & civilisation. Not that trivialities like that matter to your barbarian tribe. You wouldn’t know Truth if you caught Covid19 after exposing yourself to it. 10:13 AM · Oct 7, 2020·Twitter Web App  

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @shawnwatson5 @LBC and @NickFerrariLBC
Not far off. With its theory of ‘evil spirits’, Catholic theology tends to blame the unconfirmed child for the sexual attraction felt by the perverted priest. The priest then justifies his actions as saving the Soul of the child. Sins which can be erased in the Confessional. 10:08 AM · Oct 7, 2020·Twitter Web App  

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn Replying to  @LBC and @NickFerrariLBC
What CAUSES child abuse?
Nobody seems interested in WHY
It is clearly a biproduct of our power-structure, where the Losers take out resentment on the vulnerable.
In Catholicism unconfirmed children are potential vectors for ‘evil spirits’. Abusive Priests are ‘saving their souls’
10:03 AM · Oct 7, 2020·Twitter Web App

The biggest threat to the BBC’s independence is the corporation itself
7 Oct 2020 11:01In response to dylanthermos

They have become a lazy government mouthpiece.

And yet you can’t quote a single piece of credible evidence for that crazed allegation. You have clearly been indoctrinated at the Murdoch Madrassar.
And have never watched the BBC in your life.
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The biggest threat to the BBC’s independence is the corporation itself
7 Oct 2020 10:58 In response to mcpwilk
Like all who value Truth, it lies with the media unshackled by Advertisers.
The Piper who calls his own tune.
Unlike the Mail, which is funded by the property market, and therefore can never contradict or challenge the toxic fetish it peddles.
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The biggest threat to the BBC’s independence is the corporation itself
7 Oct 2020 10:54 In response to Therebedragons
If Dacre ends up running OFCOM, he will need a law to change its purpose.
Or he would have to destroy it completely.
More likely he would end up as an office boy, dancing to the tune of the regulations.
This he will not do. So will not take the job.
Of course the BBC can be perverted and undermined by an authoritarian regime with the help of the barbarian media and members of the intellectual purist elite like Monbiot. But that is not the BBC’s fault.
In fact, BBC news does more to distribute factual information than the more right-on Channel 4, which repels those who need convincing, and preaches only to the converted.
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The biggest threat to the BBC’s independence is the corporation itself
7 Oct 2020 10:35 In response to tony2014
Monbiot and his intellectual nitpicking elite would rather trash the BBC for failings which are caused by external political pressures than assert its continuing contribution to maintaining some concept of Truth above the mire of profit-based lies spewed by Murdoch & Co.
Like the shrinking violets who couldn’t hold their noses and vote for Clinton, letting Trump ruin America.
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The biggest threat to the BBC’s independence is the corporation itself
7 Oct 2020 10:26
Mostly garbage.
Especially

Before the last election, the Andrew Marr Show became the Conservative party’s patsy.

The problem is not the collusion of the BBC with the gutter media. It is the fact the the BBC, is strictly regulated by OFCOM, whereas there is no comparable overseeing body to ensure balance in print.
If Leveson2 had been implemented instead of binned by the tories, Johnson would not be running the country into the ground, and Brexit would never have happened.
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06/10/2020

Boris Johnson’s speech shows that even Brexit is beyond his comfort zone
6 Oct 2020 19:39
‘Magically resolved’ by the Unseen Hand of the Market, which gives Johnson’s billionaire chums monopoly rights to a vaccine which the world needs. He actually brags about it.
If Tim Berners Lee had been as vice-ridden, there would now only be a few thousand broadband users in Britain.
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05/10/2020

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @Crooklar @46milliGuinea and @zarahsultana
Everything points that way. From expert testimony to natural Common Sense. Local Expertise knows best. Johnson was told to use it 6 months ago, but Cummings wouldn’t let him. Far better than cowboy outfits in it for the money. Johnson’s STALINISM has cost thousands of lives. 4:27 PM · Oct 5, 2020·Twitter Web App

Sunak must realise that job coaches are useless when there are no jobs to be had5 Oct 2020 16:08In response to wuddacudashuda
Sunak’s the one proposing the ‘destruction of British industry’ by shackling it to the needs of Dead Consumerism and the past, instead of the future requirements of a Humane Civilisation, which are beyond his imagination, even though the science is totally unequivocal.
You can’t get a out out of a pint pot.
(2nd Law of Thermodynamics.)
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Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @Hogswitch and @guardian It’s the difference this time between being smashed in the face by a brick or a by a custard pie. A HUGE difference. Your sophisticated apathy won Trump the last election. You want to win him this one too, presumably. Along with all the StPetersburg bots.
3:37 PM · Oct 5, 2020· Twitter Web App


Sunak must realise that job coaches are useless when there are no jobs to be had5 Oct 2020 15:22In response to SecondThoughts2
There has only been one valid idea on earth for decades.
Completely retool industry to combat Climate Change, and create a sustainable civilisation. This one isn’t.
Too big for capitalism to handle? Not as big as a World War, and we did 2 of those in 30 years.
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Sunak must realise that job coaches are useless when there are no jobs to be had5 Oct 2020 15:17
Sunak promises to create more largely useless obsolete jobs to replace the ones lost.
If he meant business, he would completely retool British industry to face the demands of Global warming.
He shows no sign of doing this, and therefore is only stoking up hyper-unemployment for the future. And losing the battle against man-made climate change at the same time.
He has not absorbed the golden rule of never to waste a good crisis. View discussion  

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn Replying to  @iyad_elbaghdadi
All reactionary outbursts are desperate attempts to salvage a dead ‘Identity’ from scraps of an invented ‘glorious’ past.
So-called ‘right-wing thought’ is as contradiction in terms – being based entirely on fear, superstition & greed. Not on Reason and rational Cause & Effect. 11:53 AM · Oct 5, 2020·Twitter Web App  

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @LenMcCluskey @tribunemagazine and 2 others
We are better off without jobs that further eco-cidal Consumerism, or feed off it. As Unions, you should be investigating RADICAL, sustainable alternatives to the current partnership with barbarism. As you should have done in the C19th over slavery & Empire.
11:50 AM · Oct 5, 2020·Twitter Web App  

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @HackneyAbbott
Then we have to destroy Consumerism. The same Consumerism that is destroying the ecosystem and Civilisation with it.; No Surrender to or Appeasement of Barbarism. Churchill knew that.;   ‘Zoonosis emergence linked to agricultural intensification and environmental change A systematic review was conducted by a multidisciplinary team to analyze qualitatively best available scientific evidence on the effect of agricultural intensification and environmental changes on…’ ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
11:39 AM · Oct 5, 2020·Twitter Web App

02/10/2020

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @xAmyShepx and @StiffCollars
Because, like all reactionaries in history, he is in hysterical chains to a fictional past in search of a replacement for his defunct and toxic Identity, which he knows is totally discredited by science but can’t admit. A flight from an intolerable future.
4:45 PM · Oct 2, 2020·Twitter Web App  

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn  Replying to @StiffCollars and @Telegraph
What language are you trying to use? Answer the question.
Name ONE strike which evokes your sympathy for the workforce.
It’s always the clincher with disciples of Backwards politics like you. Who are going through the ultimate Identity Crisis. Whose ’empire’ is obviously crumbling.
3:37 PM · Oct 2, 2020·Twitter Web App

01/10/2020

It goes way beyond the BBC: the right’s target is liberalism itself
1 Oct 2020 14:41
‘Liberalism’?
What the hell is that?
By destroying the BBC, the barbarians’ target is Truth itself.
They intend to reduce it to a market commodity, with each outlet having its own ‘brand’, as befits the demands of their sponsors.
The triumph of Consumerist Truth over the real thing. Just as Hitler and Stalin sought to impose their perverted science on the world.
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Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @JimMFelton and @brexit_sham
The ‘Bad Faith’ mantra presumes the ownership of a Time Machine. ‘Bad-Faith’ can only be apparent after the event. Like signing an agreement then tearing it up.
Brexitist tactics are the same as Bush’s ‘pre-emptive’ action on Iraq. Dick Cheney’s ‘Unknown Knowns’.
3:09 PM · Oct 1, 2020·  

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @DerekTighe1 and @mikegalsworthy
Why the USA is a shanty town. “Americans spend over $10K each/yr on healthcare, ..far more than in any developed country. The results for the rich are good, .. But for most people, not so much, ..life expectancy just fell for the third year in a row.”

Corona highlights US healthcare failure The US is the only developed nation without a guaranteed baseline of health insurance, and the virus may finally focus American minds on this absurdity. thriveglobal.com
1:56 PM · Oct 1, 2020  

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @Metia @MasterSallyTrin and 2 others
Sorry. But this is just another call for an arms race in a war we shouldn’t have started in the first place and can never win. As numerous studies have shown, zootic pathogens like Covid are OUR responsibility. Caused by OUR devastation of the ecosystem and toxic food industries.
11:31 AM · Oct 1, 2020·  

30/09/2020  

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @Kou11a @LBC and @SimonMarksFSN
When was he ‘anti-Trump’? Or has the concept of Evidence been completely erased from your operating system?
They will know, because they have all your information. Down to your breakfast.
Big Brother is Watching YOU.

Revealed: Trump campaign strategy to deter millions of Black Americans from voting in 20163.5 million Black Americans were profiled and categorised as ‘Deterrence’ by Trump campaign – voters they wanted to stay home on election daychannel4.com
4:18 PM · Sep 30, 2020·Twitter Web App  

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @Telegraph
You have a problem with that? It’s no different from putting any other Nazi boot-boys on standby. Ready to be unleashed on presidential whim against any Undesirables.
A blatant incitement to mob violence. And endorsed by the Telegraph, apparently.
12:30 PM · Sep 30, 2020·Twitter Web App


  Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn
Replying to @brianmoore666 The key question was missing:
“Mr President, you are clear you would reject any result you do not like, but will you even allow me to STAND for office? Or will you sign an executive order to prevent me? As you recently threatened to?
Trump Threatens To Issue Executive Order Preventing Biden From Being Elected President”He is the worst candidate in the history of presidential politics.” forbes.com
9:30 AM · Sep 30, 2020·Twitter Web App  

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @brianmoore666
He did nothing to ‘Deter’ black voters from voting, as he did last time. And nothing to Persuade the sane he wasn’t insane. He merely lived up to the delusions of his disciples.
He lost. Republican bigwigs are furious.  

Revealed: Trump campaign strategy to deter millions of Black Americans from voting in 20163.5 million Black Americans were profiled and categorised as ‘Deterrence’ by Trump campaign – voters they wanted to stay home on election day
channel4.com
9:26 AM · Sep 30, 2020·Twitter Web App

29/09/2020

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn
Replying to @Telegraph
“Mr President, will you allow me to stand for office, or will you sign an executive order to prevent me from doing so? As you recently threatened to.”Trump Threatens To Issue Executive Order Preventing Biden From Being Elected President “He is the worst candidate in the history of presidential politics.” forbes.com 3:08 PM · Sep 29, 2020·Twitter Web App

28/09/2020

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn
Replying to @xr_cambridge
Dai Gorillas may be the supreme nature film maker, but he is no politician or economist. He still does not quite grasp that it is impossible to be an environmentalist and a support any conceivable form of capitalism.
3:00 PM · Sep 29, 2020·Twitter Web App

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @MetroUK
How can he rest easy when nobody seems interested in finding out the Cause of psychopathic homicide and child abuse?
The only interest is in fantasising about extreme levels of punishment. Which is also ‘sick’.
2:50 PM · Sep 29, 2020·Twitter Web App  

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @nmsonline and @HKesvani
Absolutely not That’s a total abuse of a noble word which we need now more than ever. ‘Radicals’ address the ‘root’ of problems. They are by definition tied to rational Cause & Effect.
You mean Fanatics. ‘Fanaticised’ by superstition & power-worship. Destroying words is not clever 4:27 PM · Sep 28, 2020·Twitter Web App  

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @BillyMc1987 and @J_Bloodworth
What antisemitism is this? Names some names and quote some quotes. Your entire catalogue of HARD Evidence, if you like. (As opposed to rumour, gossip, ‘memes’, ‘tropes’ and any guilt by association by association twice removed.)
11:03 AM · Sep 28, 2020·Twitter Web App  

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @DonaldJTrumpJr
If Fred Trump’s legacy had been invested prudently in government bonds, his loathsome, incompetent, half-wit gangster son would now be rich, and not a near-bankrupt. And the citizens of Jersey City would not now curse the name of Trump.
10:53 AM · Sep 28, 2020·Twitter Web App  

27/09/2020

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @Thegingertom1 and @mcash
Capitalism is merely an out of control spoilt hooligan brat which socialism constantly has to clear up after, & pay the compensation bills 200 years ago it had a purpose in Human history – to kill off the Divine Right of Kings Now it is just a global toxin. The ultimate terrorist
9:16 PM · Sep 27, 2020·Twitter Web App  

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @tattyjacket and @GeorgeMonbiot Really? Explain the difference between your ‘left’ and ‘right’ hands. The terms are as useful in politics as the terms ‘up’ and ‘down’ are in outer space. They are the ultimate fog-words which prevent clarity of thought when it is most essential.

9:02 PM · Sep 27, 2020· Twitter Web App

Why is the nationalist right hallucinating a ‘communist enemy’?
26 Sep 2020 11:21 In response to Trax84
Lazy garbage. There is no symmetry to the political spectrum.
Your addiction to the narcotic terms ‘left and ‘right’ is just another way to stop you thinking.
If you dealt in real words which attributed some concrete values to political ends of the spectrum instead of hiding behind meaningless gibberish you would be forced to confront the realities of the crisis created by Consumerism.
The further ‘right’ the politics, the more intent it is on preserving and promoting the competitive carbon-based death-economy of consumerism intent on destroying civilisation.
Or do you deny the entire science behind the truth? As reactionaries and barbarians are obliged to in order to preserve their doomed ‘Identity’.
When did ‘The Right’ ever support a strike by any workforce? The fact they haven’t simply means they are closet supporters of slavery.
The only significant defenders of progress and civilisation are the ‘sinister’, the ‘gauche’, those on God’s left hand doomed to perdition.
In spite of the millenia of primitive cultural bias against the ‘cack-handed’ Southpaws of politics, theirs is the only way forward.
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26/09/2020

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @CollardXavier @BBCPolitics and @BBCWorld
Garbage. Covid19 is the latest of a series of pathogens created by consumerism. As man-made as Global; Warming, and by the same techniques of deforestation and factory farming. And requiring the same Radical politics to reverse.
5:02 PM · Sep 26, 2020·Twitter Web App

24/09/2020

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @guardian
‘Competition’ from what? No other radio station can possibly compete with the BBC range because they are hamstrung by commercialism. Should the BBC censor ‘In Our Time’ until the jackals commission content to match? A very long wait. 8:28 PM · Sep 24, 2020·Twitter Web App    

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @Hitler4Congress @anitanderuh and @BernieSanders You have no idea what a ‘socialist’ is.
Who said this: “The worldwide crisis affecting finance and the economy lays bare their imbalances and, above all, their lack of real concern for human beings; man is reduced to one of his needs alone: consumption.”
7:58 PM · Sep 24, 2020·Twitter Web App

23/09/2020

@Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @WarlordMaverick @pbffreeman and @RA_Sikdar
They can ‘describe’ themselves how they want. The Spanish Inquisition was not Christian, and neither Hitler nor Stalin were ‘socialists’. Anti-colonial movements are inherently patriotic, and only ‘nationalist’ by accident or perversion.
11:53 AM · Sep 23, 2020·Twitter Web App    

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @brianmoore666
Sport is the third leg of civilisation, along with Art and Science. As a distinct art-form, it is probably the most HONEST dramatic experience invented. Rugby is the most ferocious expression of the human spirit, along with flamenco.
10:27 AM · Sep 23, 2020·Twitter Web App    

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @brianmoore666
“talent can beat privilege”. Only when it is granted the ‘privilege’ of the freedom from malnutrition and disease. It’s no accident that the ‘Golden Age’ of Welsh rugby was reared by the welfare state. “fights anti-social behaviour”? Depends. The Krays were keen ‘sportsmen’. 10:18 AM · Sep 23, 2020·Twitter Web App

16/09/2020

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn

Replying to Telegraph
So the UK now has a licence to smuggle adulterated US junkfood into the EU. A licence procured by illegal methods. Why would any country ever sign a contract with us again? And any who do sign will ‘factor in’ our unreliability – which will be expensive for us. Brexit is Madness.    

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @Orwell_Society US Military-Political language is now almost entirely Newspeak. Words used to conceal meaning. The Internet is no better. Infantile gibberish like ‘troll’, ‘meme’, ‘trope’, ‘woke’ and the rest kill brain-cells with every use.    

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @CharlieBeckett  and @amywebb Why else would Trump make himself look like an Art-Deco bonnet-mascot? A gargoyle on the Chrysler Building. Or one of Albert Speer’s eagles. All related to Fascist Futurism.    

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @thismorning and @afneil Word of the Day: ‘HERD-MENTALITY’
The way to make Covid19 disappear is to delude everyone into believing it doesn’t exist. Like the delusion that “It will get cold soon” “Herd-mentality” is the most powerful weapon in the tyrant’s arsenal.
Ask Josef Goebbels or the Pope or anyone.  

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @cononeilluk Any signs of  @BupaUK in the last 6 months? No doubt they’re still caring for their Gout patients, but how have they Done Their Bit in the Covid19 war?   12:12 PM · Sep 16, 2020·Twitter Web App

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @CollyerHilda @BeastLeejenner1 and @theAliceRoberts One of the democratising effects of SM is universal access to Peer Review. A mechanism once reserved for the ‘profess-ional’ classes. Which potentially makes every post a voyage of self-discovery.
Now convince me that’s nonsense and I’ll be a better person. 12:07 PM · Sep 16, 2020·Twitter Web App

14/09/2020

Extinction: The Facts review – a heartbreaking warning from David Attenborough14 Sep 2020 12:51
Finally a report likely to reach a large audience of the link between Consumerist environmental sabotage and the increasing generation of Zootic pathogens like Covid 19.
We can no more go back to ‘normal’ than we can go back to burning coal.
‘Normal’ means turning the Amazon rainforest into burgers. And more Global Pandemics.
Is that really what those in power want? View discussion

Extinction: The Facts review – a heartbreaking warning from David Attenborough14 Sep 2020 12:46
I wish Attenborough would stop saying that he will be dead before we will see Global Sabotage is reversed. It undermines his whole case.
If it isn’t measurably reversed before he reaches 110, it will be too late.
And who would bet against Attenborough passing the Ton at a stroll?
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Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @ProfBrianCox Being a historian means having to deal with an ever expanding universe of new facts and new interpretations of old ones. Information overload. At least Science is gradually reducing the number of questions it has to answer. 6:23 PM · Sep 14, 2020·Twitter Web App

22/08/2020

Nobody denies Johnson’s government is incompetent. But do enough voters care?22 Aug 2020 11:35
Care“? Far from it. The Bojo-brained actually relish being abused, as the Bannon case indicates.
Here was man who stole from his supporters, and they loved it like self-flagellating Medieval monks. Throughout history, lost souls and servile power-worshippers have kissed the boots that kicked them.
Care“? What kinda Commie Marxist Snowflake word is that anyway?
No good appealing to the better natures of Reactionaries. What little they had left has been completely perverted.
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21/08/2020

Yurt alert: how the holiday PM dodged the great British exams meltdown21 Aug 2020 18:44
In response to 112131966523
People like Johnson and Trump never regret the damage they have done. They simply blame everyone else and lash out with petulant scorched earth policies.
‘Better an end with horror than a horror without end’ was the motto of one famous bunker-dweller on his last legs.
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10/08/2020

Dive for cover – Boris Johnson is invoking ‘morality’ in his Covid policies
10 Aug 2020 17:09
‘Morality’ my arse.
Money makes morality. Along with Law and Ethics it is always just a means of preserving exisitng property values. There are no ‘Eternal Verities’.
As both Marx and Christ agree:
“Where your treasure is’ there will your heart be also.” (Matthew 6:21)
Which is why businessmen and bishops bless battleships. And why Johnson puts profit before lives.
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Dive for cover – Boris Johnson is invoking ‘morality’ in his Covid policies10 Aug 2020 17:03
The one blessing of Covid19 is that it forgot about the children.
At least that is one unthinkable horror we were spared. It was almost magical. Or like a John Wyndham novel upside-down.
Perhaps now we will value them a little more. And treat them a little less like cannon-fodder.
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06/08/2020

In tackling the global climate crisis, doom and optimism are both dangerous traps6 Aug 2020 21:01
In response to Procrast
What people want to do in 50 years or whenever is up to them?
When it’s definitely too late to do anything much but stock up the armoury and guard the bunker from Outsiders.
Generous of you.
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In tackling the global climate crisis, doom and optimism are both dangerous traps6 Aug 2020 17:51In response to Sassynach
Gesture politics.
Only a radical dismantling of Consumerism, real economic equality and global cooperation can hope to curb CO2 emissions.
No tory would ever countenance a world without billionaires.
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In tackling the global climate crisis, doom and optimism are both dangerous traps6 Aug 2020 17:48In response to wheresmehat
They are in fact the same problem.
The same Consumerism is the cause of both.
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In tackling the global climate crisis, doom and optimism are both dangerous traps6 Aug 2020 17:47In response to applemapple
It makes her True.
A concept almost impossible to convey in a world totally befogged in toxic consumer lies.
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In tackling the global climate crisis, doom and optimism are both dangerous traps6 Aug 2020 17:45In response to HarshRealm
Sorry that your Consumerist God is dead. Killed by the same science that killed the Christian orthodoxy in Darwin’s time.
It must be terrible to see your identity shredded before your eyes, but that is no excuse for a concerted attack on the Truth.
Your existential crisis is your problem.
The world has a much more important one to deal with.
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In tackling the global climate crisis, doom and optimism are both dangerous traps6 Aug 2020 17:41In response to onthefence“things get worse as a continuous process, not at abrupt cliff-edges.”
Garbage, the natural world is riddled with sudden explosions of activity when a process reaches a critical mass or stage.
Nature doesn’t grow gradually and gently like a stalagmite.
It jerks forwards suddenly and massively under accumulated pressure, like an earthquake.
Or the Cambrian Explosion.
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In tackling the global climate crisis, doom and optimism are both dangerous traps6 Aug 2020 17:33
In response to en2009
“too many people see the impending doom of ecological collapse as part of their identity.”

They need to deny it to bolster their identity.
How could they do anything else when the Consumerism their identity depends on is being undermined by every scientist alive?
‘You say it’s bad for me? Then I have to do it.’
Denialism is nothing but perverse vainglory chasing a lost cause.
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04/08/2020

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @SadiqKhan
It’s the same story down through local health authorities – that know more about this work than anyone, to Tenants Associations who could have organised food deliveries and many other services. But that generates UNITY. And this government hates & intensely fears the Blitz Spirit 12:57 PM · Aug 4, 2020·Twitter Web App  

Little Richardjohn. @Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @AdefemiIbitayo and @guardian
Can’t say what it ‘wants’ but what it NEEDS is a massive reduction in production in order to reduce CO2 emissions. If Covid19 delivered a 3-day week and the end of absurd ‘Economic Growth’ it would be a blessing in disguise. Of course the billionaires would squeal. Fuck ’em. 12:43 PM · Aug 4, 2020·Twitter Web App  

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @RhonddaBryant
‘Ancock’s Hokey-Cokey strategy is driving people crazy. It couldn’t undermine morale more if it was deliberate. So much for Johnson’s ‘Blitz Spirit’ It’s the last thing he wants. The last time it happened it created the Welfare State he is now demolishing. The ideal is confusion 12:35 PM · Aug 4, 2020·Twitter Web App  

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @NewStatesman
True progress means that police become obsolete. Why steal when you have enough? And why harm if you don’t have to steal? It’s only complicated to those who want all the rations in the lifeboat. 12:21 PM · Aug 4, 2020·Twitter Web App View Tweet activity  

03/08/2020

This wave of anti-China feeling masks the west’s own Covid-19 failures
3 Aug 2020 13:19 Cooperation is tantamount to socialism, and therefore a fate worse than Ecological Disaster to the indoctrinated herd of Consumerism..

‘As Hitler said in his bunker when issuing the Nero Decree:
‘Better and end with Horror than a Horror without end.’~
Which is the Death-or-Glory motto of the prophets of Competition. A creed which was useful for a few thousand years to finally eradicate the Divine Rule of Kings. But is now the most obvious enemy of Civilisation ever encountered.
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Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @michaelwhite
It seems generally the same thing that happened after the Wall Street Crash. Stronger barbarian leaders and weaker civilised ones. Would FDR have survived and functioned in a social media age? Obama didn’t 4:02 PM · Aug 3, 2020·Twitter Web App View Tweet activity

01/08/2020

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @Telegraph and @DouglasKMurray
How? Easy. Because the old Scottish truly Nationalist Party learned from its experience in the EU, and was converted into a pragmatic Unionist Party – just not in a union with newly nationalist England, and especially not against its will. 12:36 PM · Aug 1, 2020

31/07/2020

I find myself spiralling’: the crisis facing British music venues
31 Jul 2020 15:20 In response to operationjulie

You do realise that ‘those days’ means most of history that we know.
And that if they are ‘over’ it means a great deal more than merely mid-life retraining for a few temporarily stranded professionals.
It is an unimaginable end of a culture which has probably become genetic.
Something we have never had to do without before.
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‘They said they’d lost the tapes’: the surprise return of The Real McCoy
31 Jul 2020 09:20

News? You want news? Get your own news.
I want a baby. That is my news.
Little one. Brown.

What ‘Goodness Gracious Me’ tried to be.
And the last British TV appearance of Caribbean patois and the unique Jamaican sense of humour – which deserves a regular platform of its own.
A real gem which deserved to run and run.
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From Written Diary

Eid.
Celebration in the garden this morning.
Manchester and much of North now in new Lockdown. People totally confused by Hancock’s Cokey-Cokey Strategy.
If there are any hard instructions it’s fairly safe to say that most people not in isolation are breaking them every day.
The contentious Play-Cage is still permanently open, but not causing the old problems of late-night use.
The regular night users have comer back, but now seem to pack up at 9.
Last night they seemed to be pushing their luck, and I couldn’t resist a few clangs of a cowbell bell to see what happened. They instantly stopped. The time – when I checked – was 9pm exactly. I won’t interfere again.
But I will sort out a sign saying something like THANK YOU FOR BEING CONSIDERATE OF OTHERS.

30/07/2020

Obesity can’t be tackled until we address the trauma that causes it
30 Jul 2020 11:30
Roll over stress-fuelled, futile, rat-race Consumerism with its primitive cult of human sacrifice, and make way for the Rebirth of something more Human.
We’ve done it before.
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Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @ExpertsinMoney
How much does it cost the NHS? What has it down during the Covid19 Crisis? How many BUPA beds were used? Given the great publicity opportunity of helping out, the absence of BUPA from news reports seems strange. 12:10 PM · Jul 30, 2020·Twitter Web App  

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @meadwaj and @paulmasonnews
Until progressive politics looks up the word ‘strike’ in the dictionary, there will be no progress. While people are too indebted to act collectively, they will always be the slaves of Money. With no more real dignity than slaves in iron chains.
1:34 PM · Jul 30, 2020·Twitter Web App

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @Telegraph
No wonder Johnson hasn’t mentioned it for weeks. It simply refused to go down to manageable levels. But. The Show Goes On. Over The Top. Your Country Needs YOU! 12:00 PM · Jul 30, 2020·
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From Written Diary

Trump tweeting that he wants to postpone the election because he doesn’t trust postal voting will deliver him another term.
There is widespread informed agreement that he is crazy enough to stay even if he loses by a landslide.

29/07/2020

Why are bad political slogans so good? It’s the vacuity, stupid
29 Jul 2020 10:58
Why? Because they prevent thought.
Like much of the Nu-Speak creeping into everyday use.
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28/07/2020 Tuesday

28 Jul 2020 16:40 In response to JAS346

People prefer chocolate over broccoli

You naturally equate ‘people’ with children and babies.
Babies and children ‘prefer’ chocolate to broccoli. Naturally, they grow out of their distaste
Big Foods therefore have sacred duty to their shareholders to petrify everyone in infancy.
16 is the new 9. 21 is the new 16. And everything must be pink, shiny, and taste of strawberries.
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Britain’s obesity strategy ignores the science: dieting doesn’t work
28 Jul 2020 16:33
‘Everyone has a ‘diet’. Not everyone is obese.’
Not everyone who lives on Burgers’n’Coke is obese. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t one of the most toxic diets ever peddled to the workforce. The effect being politically-paralysing malnutrition by excess, rather than the traditional shortages.
Fat is the new Famine.
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We are entering an era of pandemics – it will end only when we protect the rainforest28 Jul 2020 11:52In response to kotbegemotuk
‘So there is some level of immunity and resistance in the population’
Irrelevant. They didn’t call it Nova Coronavirus for fun.
Do you know of anyone who is ‘Immune’ to it?
Again you are agreeing with an article you claim is wrong.
Weird.
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We are entering an era of pandemics – it will end only when we protect the rainforest
28 Jul 2020 11:46 In response to Aancol

‘That is just a wrong statement.’

In fact it is entirely accurate, and you go on (and on) to agree without even realising.
Now THAT’s ‘Denialism’.
‘Double-think’ someone once called it.
Don’t worry. You’re not alone.
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We are entering an era of pandemics – it will end only when we protect the rainforest
28 Jul 2020 11:41 
In response to ForeverWar 
Yes it is the easy thing to think.
Which means you should think harder. Much harder.
Nu-Age drivel is the refuge of brains too lazy to get off their arses.
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We are entering an era of pandemics – it will end only when we protect the rainforest28 Jul 2020 11:37
In response to anticorbynista 
Garbage. Another easily-peddled lazy misanthropic myth..
Population levels are levelling out due to human meddling – in the shape of education, medicine and economic aid.
Now we need more meddling to avoid the twin catastrophes of Climate Change and Biennial Pandemics.
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From Written

Another couple of dozen books added to the library. This time just found at the bottom of the stairs.
Mostly good quality educational force-fodder, and hardly read, with assorted bible stories thrown in.
Another two bags crammed with ultra-fanatical charismatic, great-redeemer fire&brimstone Neo-Christianist propaganda videos and cassette tapes. Enough to indoctrinate a small town and empty its pockets.
Either the family is moving out, or has lost its faith.
Either way the Education Course obviously didn’t work. If the Christian message had got across, the family would have donated the books to the library where they would be shared with the Neighbours they have been taught to Love.
It seems that all their church has done for them is isolate them from their immediate community, and insulate them in an elite which gains its primary sense of identity from its instilled sense of superiority. But that is probably the same for most organised religion.

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Well that online meeting didn’t go to plan. Half way through, before Matters Arising, the Chair suddenly collapsed in a heap on-screen and we scrambled to call an ambulance and check her out.
The medics offered to take her to hospital but she refused and went to sleep instead.
Lockdown Activism Overload, would be the best description for it.

27/07/2020

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @stevedawson17 and @michaelwhite
The proposition that Black & White lives matter Equally only ‘divides’ us into those who believe in the Truths enshrined in the Declaration of Independence – but betrayed ever since – and the rest. Police are murdering people ‘on the ground’. What could be more ‘scary’ than that?
11:28 AM · Jul 27, 2020·Twitter Web App

26/07/2020

From Written Diary

Covid Dream from about 3 weeks into Lockdown. After the Thursday Night Front-liner applause had become a regular event.
At least I assume it was a dream. For days I assumed it was real.
Maybe that’s because it materialised in the shape of a TV Ad, which can make anything seem real.
It was another daytime plug for the latest addition to the Coin Collector’s Catalogue.
The Specially Minted Covid19 £5 Coin Salute to the NHS. Dedicated to our Gallant Corona-heroes. With colour NHS logo and image of key-workers in relief. All profits to NHS Covid19 Fund.
Did this happen? I’m told not.

25/07/2020

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @smuttyprof and @Telegraph
All just lawyer’s bullshit words for psychopathic behaviour. If killing someone isn’t crazy and sick, what is? Money DOES drive people crazy. That’s what it’s FOR. To make us less human by hiding the consequences of our exploitation.
9:29 PM · Jul 25, 2020· Twitter Web App

24/07/2020

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @RossPolitics and @patrickhadfield
The Truth is far scarcer and more needed than food. The lies of the smear-mongers have not only devalued Truth, but the language we use to deduce it. The word ‘racism’ is now almost worthless. And the real racists are delighted. Congratulations.
3:32 PM · Jul 24, 2020·Twitter Web App  

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @ProfFeynman
That’s just a variation of the best way to use SM. Let its Peer Review system and the process of dialogue decide what you think. Don’t try to convince, try to think.
3:23 PM · Jul 24, 2020·Twitter Web App  

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @Telegraph
An overstuffed Strawman. Reduced to scrumping socialist policies he can never make work because he hates them.
Banning TV ads for Junkfood – who will compensate the Junk dealer put out of pocket? And why wouldn’t they sue for Restraint of Trade?
3:11 PM · Jul 24, 2020  

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @RtHonRebel and @Telegraph
It is when the NHS has to pick up the tab. Would you approve of tobacco advertising on Children’s TV? How about your ‘right’ to drive a car un-belted? Or a motor-bike without a helmet? All teenagers think they are immortal. ‘Icarus Syndrome’ it’s called. Look it up.
1:32 PM · Jul 24, 2020·  

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @Telegraph
Who will bear the burden of the tax-cuts to compensate the Junkfood Corps for their loss? How will the Jackal TV stations survive without this toxic revenue? And why not a ban on the sexualised imagery which is everywhere and which perverts young minds for life? As in Sweden.
1:28 PM · Jul 24, 2020

19/07/2020

History need not repeat itself when we write the journal of our plague year
19 Jul 2020 13:09
In response to KitHill1964
Solidarity and adherence to innate Social Reciprocal Altruism are essential tenets of progressive socialism – to give the opposite of your reactionary backward creed a name.
Humanity divides into two tribes, the socialised and the barbarian.
At the moment the insular, retrograde, superstitious barbarians are doing everything they can to destroy the ecological foundations of civilisation.
Including fostering the conditions for more and better zootic pathogens to inflict more and deadlier pandemics.
The game is up. Reactionary capitalism has hit the buffers it was too stupid to anticipate.
“Zoonosis emergence linked to agricultural intensification and environmental change”
View discussion

History need not repeat itself when we write the journal of our plague year
19 Jul 2020 13:00 
In response to drosophila
We refuse to teach basic Thermodynamics in school.
Is it any wonder?
It totally undermines the Vanities of capitalism (and religion)at a stroke.
And you can’t have that.

18/07/2020

Masks are going to be mandatory – we need clear messaging now to ensure it happens
18 Jul 2020 10:52
Johnson’s resolute opposition to masks is yet more evidence that he intends to to fight Covid19 like the Battle of the Somme.
Far from being the Churchill of his wet-dreams, he is the mongrel whelp of the bungling homicidal Haig and Ffrench.

Masks are going to be mandatory – we need clear messaging now to ensure it happens
18 Jul 2020 10:41 In response to Asktherightquestion
I suppose that clinically they could be described as sociopaths.
More evidence that so-called ‘Right-Wing Thought’ is nothing but a social disease, and has no claim to be a rational system of coherent dialogue based on a foundation of Cause and Effect. People who instinctively deny science cannot believe in Causality, resulting in the flight to Magic Thinking across the backward-yearning end of the political spectrum – especially now when all its preconceptions are under threat from the reality of their own making.

Masks are going to be mandatory – we need clear messaging now to ensure it happens
18 Jul 2020 10:30
In response to Pinkie123
What is the difference between your ‘right’ hand and your ‘left’ hand?
Until you realise that these terms are as useful as ‘Up ‘ and ‘Down’ in outer space you will stay as politically disoriented as you are now.
And a continued menace to political progress and keeping barbarism in its box.
Try using language which means something. It might make you think.

Masks are going to be mandatory – we need clear messaging now to ensure it happens
18 Jul 2020 10:27
In response to Pinkie123
Coughing your guts out until you die is ‘reducing your Humanity’.
The fact you wish this end on countless thousands means you are the last person to have the right to use the word ‘Humanity’.
It is merely a useful rhetorical weapon to you.

Masks are going to be mandatory – we need clear messaging now to ensure it happens
18 Jul 2020 10:23 In response to JOHNNYHEMISPHERE
The science was clear in March.
Barrier methods hinder distribution of pathogens. They always have and always will.
The only pettifogging pedantry was over the degree of protection for the wearer, which is totally irrelevant, selfish – and thereby counter-productive.
If nobody pumps the virus into the air we are ALL safer.
End of fake argument.

Masks are going to be mandatory – we need clear messaging now to ensure it happens
18 Jul 2020 10:0
The ‘message’ of masking is simple.
‘I DON’T KNOW IF I’M INFECTIOUS AND DON’T WANT TO INFECT YOU.’
Who could possibly object to that?

15/07/2020

I’m one of the freelancers who makes British theatre happen. Who will secure our future?
15 Jul 2020 13:41
In response to FoxedFox
All ‘fallacies’ are ‘pointless’ I think you’ll find.
View discussionI

‘m one of the freelancers who makes British theatre happen. Who will secure our future?
15 Jul 2020 13:39
In response to MarkWE
What causes most cancers, do you think?
What drives the constant arms race to track down a ‘cure’?
Not the theatre, but the burger-munching, profit-crazed wasteland which hates it.
A world with more art and less greed would hardly know cancer.
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I’m one of the freelancers who makes British theatre happen. Who will secure our future?
15 Jul 2020 10:59
In response to Activetense
How long do you think Shakespeare’s plays would have endured if his generation hadn’t also invented the permanent theatre to present them?
If all they had to sustain them were a ragbag of Toff-houses, pub-yards and church-halls?
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I’m one of the freelancers who makes British theatre happen. Who will secure our future?
15 Jul 2020 10:50
The argument that theatre is disposable during a shortage of cancer beds is hardly one a civilised society would endorse, amounting to nothing more than Goering’s ‘Guns or Butter?’
The motto of a society that means it is ‘Bread and Roses’.
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The only real question about face masks is: what took England so long?
15 Jul 2020 10:36
The dithering was through terror of creating a collective culture of involvement. Of letting the genii of solidarity out of the bottle.
The power-cult now in office will do anything to stifle any sense of community.
The more we can be treated as the problem rather than part of the solution the better. At each stage of this war, the power to fight it was handed over to private contractors for huge bundles of cash – to no effect except the extra death-toll.
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14/07/2020

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @GeorgeMonbiot
Rabid individualism is under threat by so many factors of its own making that reactionaries are reacting like cornered wild animals. Happy to be stampeded over a cliff as long as they feel they are moving and alive. For as long as their fragile ‘identity’ can be kept intact. 6:01 PM · Jul 14, 202  

13/07/2020

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @SIongram and @guardian
What is so weird and infantile about British shoppers?
In fact, this will give people a sense they are finally Doing Their Bit for a change. Being part of the solution, not the problem – creating a sense of solidarity that Johnson cannot allow. Hence his anti-scientific dithering.
5:37 PM · Jul 14, 2020  

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @guardian
Time they broke the habit. By cold-turkey if necessary. Naturally, this de-socialised, alienated generation have nothing but consumption to give their lives meaning. Very sad and all that.. But that is no excuse for spreading a deadly disease to others.
5:31 PM · Jul 14, 2020  

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @LBC and  @mrjamesob
And racists. All racist and fascists also voted for Brexit. At least, those able to read a ballot paper.
Name one that voted FOR continued international solidarity and consensual promotion of Human Rights. The idea is absurd.
12:12 PM · Jul 14, 2020  

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @guardian
Then the NHS. Johnson’s cult hate anything which cannot be directly controlled by unaccountable, un-elected, tax-dodging, phone-tapping, price-fixing, profit-crazed corporations. Selling truth and health by the yard.
5:43 PM · Jul 13, 202    

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @SteveF1ashville @LBC and @mrjamesob
A mask only has to protect ‘others’ to be invaluable – if people don’t WANT to infect others. Which they could do without knowing, or ever suffering symptoms. They should have been mandatory months ago. 60,000 lives ago.  

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @JonquilLucy and @bbclaurak
Unifying the people in their own defence is far too dangerous for this lot. Undermining our common experience, and ignoring the communal ways of combating CV19 has been the trademark of this government’s reaction to the Pandemic.    

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn · Replying to @iko_s @LBC and @mrjamesob
The 1st excuse against [masks] is ‘enforcement’.
If Johnson stopped undermining the science, The People would do the enforcement. Those prepared to infect others would soon become pariahs. But that would be to give people a sense of their true role in a COMMUNITY. And that would never do.

05/07/2020

Our theatres face going dark for good, but don’t worry, there’s always the pub…
5 Jul 2020 10:52
Barbarisms don’t have much time for theatre.
Unless it’s the kind that offers human sacrifice, and gloating over the defeat of an enemy.
And the cultural trajectory of the last ten years has not been towards more civilisation. In fact, we don’t know whether we will be able to ever recover from our current level of Truth-Death.
Orwell didn’t think so.

04/07/2020

@Lil_Richardjohn Jul 4
As he launches Drunk-Distancing-Day, Johnson is obviously not aware of the effects of alcohol on the human brain.  

02/07/2020

Ernest Bevin: Labour’s Churchill by Andrew Adonis – review2 Jul 2020 10:41 
In response to Ecototte
Capitalism has a ‘common taproot’ with cannibalism.
So what?
Socialism is a long-known, intuitive, biological truth among Human beings – who are social animals.
Marx discovered exactly how capitalism works and changed our view of the world as surely as Christopher Columbus, showing how egalitarianism might be possible through the mass-realisation of the reality of exploitation.
It was not through a minority seizing power of a feudal, barely industrial, illiterate theocracy or banana republic in the crisis of losing a war. Which is all we’ve seen so far.

Ernest Bevin: Labour’s Churchill by Andrew Adonis – review
2 Jul 2020 10:30
In response to jno50
Desperate, pathetic stuff which would never stand up in court – like virtually all the allegations of Labour racism, which seem to relish the fact that they rest on no evidence.
Watching Labour eat itself alive in this frenzy of smart-alec 6th form semantics has been the most depressing political spectacle of the century.
When Maxine Peake’s crime of laziness, or libel at worst, is interpreted as racism, then nobody is safe.
Maybe it would be best if the British Board of Deputies simply provided a list of things we can say about Israel without being labelled a racist.
For instance. If we were talking about Britain, one thing not on the list would be our role in ‘perfecting’ waterboarding in Kenya and Northern Ireland – for the Americans to use in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan.
To spread anti-British smears like that debases the rightful owners of “This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England.” And so nobody could say them again.
Lying is not racism.

Little Richardjohn. @Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @Gary_P_Jackson and @PrivateEyeNews
What does that even mean? If the police massacre of black people without trial isn’t ‘political’, what is? It will certainly demand radical POLITICAL action to kill the racism caused by the inequalities your sick consumerism depends on. Which is why #BLM is intolerable to you.  

24/06/2020

The way Boris Johnson has eased lockdown sends all the wrong messages
24 Jun 2020 15:43
Add up the last three sets of guidelines you heard, multiply by the number of people in your Bubble, add a Goodly Pinch of good ol’ fashioned common sense – take away the number you first thought of and
Hey Presto! You’re safe!
Only an idiot could get it wrong.
So don’t blame the government when it goes wrong. They told you what to do.

The Covid-19 Catastrophe; Covid-19: The Pandemic That Never Should Have Happened – review
24 Jun 2020 15:38
In response to MontoyaFan
if you read the science you might understand it.
But I doubt it, since you were indoctrinated long ago that ecocidal Consumerism is Paradise.
To prove me wrong simply quote the science you claim you can refute.
There is no science batting for Consumerism. Scientists are all agreed that the laws of Thermodynamics are immutable. The Perpetual Motion Machine of neo-liberal economics is a magician’s fantasy. And all the science says its toxic fumes and anti-life food production methods are killing the ecosystem and spawning ever more zootic pathogens.
You’ll be defending chlorinated chicken next, then Borax in baby-milk.
You already deny man-made Global Warming I assume..

The Covid-19 Catastrophe; Covid-19: The Pandemic That Never Should Have Happened – review
24 Jun 2020 12:07 In response to MontoyaFan
Answer the science and the question
Your public evasion and denial ‘renders’ your posts pathological.
Quote the science you refute, and how. Like when you were in school.
Covid did need to happen to perpetuate the impossible demands of Junk-based global consumption. The same reason Global Warming ‘needs’ to happen.
Consumerism makes them both inevitable. Both were predicted, and both demand the same radical solutions.
Which is why science has to be demonised and ignored to the bitter end.

The Covid-19 Catastrophe; Covid-19: The Pandemic That Never Should Have Happened – review
24 Jun 2020 09:47 In response to MontoyaFan
Or would this need to be Denied from the rooftops more urgently?
“As Covid-19 joins the list of zoonotic diseases, the world has already seen millions of deaths in the past due to the consumption of and contact with animals. Starting with three pandemics that have emerged since 2000, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in 2003, swine flu (H1N1) in 2009 and now the disease Covid-19 caused by the virus Sars-CoV-2: evidence suggests the latter has come from animals, as did SARS which spread from civet cats and bats in China, whilst animal to human transmission of swine flu first took place in an intensive pig farm in Mexico.
Other than these, there have also been outbreaks of bird flu (avian influenza) from poultry, the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) first transmitted from camels, Ebola from monkeys and pigs, Rift Valley fever from livestock, West Nile fever from birds, Zika from monkeys and Nipah from bats and pigs. The human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, is widely thought to have originated from the consumption of bush meat.
Incidentally, avian influenza continues to mutate and wreak havoc in poultry farms around the world including in Germany, China, India and the UK, and an outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) was reported in Poland recently.”
https://www.lifegate.com/factory-farming-epidemics-coronavirus

The Covid-19 Catastrophe; Covid-19: The Pandemic That Never Should Have Happened – review24 Jun 2020 09:42 In response to MontoyaFan
Why do you refuse to read the science?
I know exactly what it says.
Which specific part of it do you claim to be able to refute?
Is it this? (cover your eyes now.)

” RESULTS
In summary, the review found strong evidence that modern farming practices and intensified systems can be linked to disease emergence and amplification..
Expansion of agriculture promotes encroachment into wildlife habitats, leading to ecosystem changes and bringing humans and livestock into closer proximity to wildlife and vectors, and the sylvatic cycles of potential zoonotic pathogens. This greater intensity of interaction creates opportunities for spillover of previously unknown pathogens into livestock or humans and establishment of new transmission cycles.
Anthropogenic environmental changes arising from settlement and agriculture include habitat fragmentation, deforestation, and replacement of natural vegetation by crops. These modify wildlife population structure and migration and reduce biodiversity by creating environments that favor particular hosts, vectors, and/or pathogens.”:

The Covid-19 Catastrophe; Covid-19: The Pandemic That Never Should Have Happened – review23
Jun 2020 11:04
In response to MontoyaFan
Merely the Collateral Damage of Consumerism. And the Holy War of Eternal Growth.

The Covid-19 Catastrophe; Covid-19: The Pandemic That Never Should Have Happened – review23 Jun 2020 11:02
In response to MontoyaFan
It has everything to do with factory farming since we are turning the entire planet into one. We eat far more pigs and cows and chickens than bats.
Most Pandemics since the ‘Spanish’ Flu were caused by over-proximity of people to animals riddled with disease from factory conditions or other intensive human meddling. All in the name of Profit.
It’s another effect of the same disease of Consumerism which is destroying the atmosphere. And will need the same radical remedies to resist, and restore some degree of health to an ecosystem Money is determined to destroy.
Obviously this has to be Denied to preserve the sense of Identity of the Indoctrinated, but they deny all science. It is their squalid role in History.
Zoonosis emergence linked to agricultural intensification and environmental change

Factory farming conditions and antibiotic-resistant pathogens emerging as a result of them pose an existential threat to humans in the form of zoonotic diseases. Why it’s time to produce and consume food more thoughtfully.

etc. etc. etc. Deny away.

The Covid-19 Catastrophe; Covid-19: The Pandemic That Never Should Have Happened – review
24 Jun 2020 09:47 In response to MontoyaFan
Or would this need to be Denied from the rooftops more urgently?

“As Covid-19 joins the list of zoonotic diseases, the world has already seen millions of deaths in the past due to the consumption of and contact with animals. Starting with three pandemics that have emerged since 2000, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in 2003, swine flu (H1N1) in 2009 and now the disease Covid-19 caused by the virus Sars-CoV-2: evidence suggests the latter has come from animals, as did SARS which spread from civet cats and bats in China, whilst animal to human transmission of swine flu first took place in an intensive pig farm in Mexico.
Other than these, there have also been outbreaks of bird flu (avian influenza) from poultry, the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) first transmitted from camels, Ebola from monkeys and pigs, Rift Valley fever from livestock, West Nile fever from birds, Zika from monkeys and Nipah from bats and pigs. The human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, is widely thought to have originated from the consumption of bush meat.
Incidentally, avian influenza continues to mutate and wreak havoc in poultry farms around the world including in Germany, China, India and the UK, and an outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) was reported in Poland recently.”
https://www.lifegate.com/factory-farming-epidemics-coronavirus

The Covid-19 Catastrophe; Covid-19: The Pandemic That Never Should Have Happened – review
24 Jun 2020 09:42 In response to MontoyaFan
Why do you refuse to read the science?
I know exactly what it says.
Which specific part of it do you claim to be able to refute?
Is it this? (cover your eyes now.)

” RESULTS
In summary, the review found strong evidence that modern farming practices and intensified systems can be linked to disease emergence and amplification..
Expansion of agriculture promotes encroachment into wildlife habitats, leading to ecosystem changes and bringing humans and livestock into closer proximity to wildlife and vectors, and the sylvatic cycles of potential zoonotic pathogens. This greater intensity of interaction creates opportunities for spillover of previously unknown pathogens into livestock or humans and establishment of new transmission cycles.
Anthropogenic environmental changes arising from settlement and agriculture include habitat fragmentation, deforestation, and replacement of natural vegetation by crops. These modify wildlife population structure and migration and reduce biodiversity by creating environments that favor particular hosts, vectors, and/or pathogens.”:

23/06/2020

The Covid-19 Catastrophe; Covid-19: The Pandemic That Never Should Have Happened – review 
23 Jun 2020 16:28 In response to MontoyaFan
It was predicted again and again by a horde of leading experts.
Most recently as ‘Disease X’ by the WHO.
And for hard scientific reasons related to our desecration of the planet
Nothing to do with crackpot conspiracy theories about how the Chinese want to destroy their largest market in order to boost their economy..??.??.?

The Covid-19 Catastrophe; Covid-19: The Pandemic That Never Should Have Happened – review 
23 Jun 2020 16:24 In response to MontoyaFan
Uselessly, for your information, Spanish Flu started on a chicken farm in the Good Ol’ US of A..
And Chinese wet markets are simply low-tech versions of what is happening in Mid-west stockyards now.
Why are you ‘inured’ to the science which any literate person can read and understand?
– Because you are brain-washed by Consumerism into the delusion that it is the only and perfect system of Human Civilisation, whereas in fact it is systemically determined to destroy it. Like the viruses it spawns, it can only reproduce by destroying its host.
Which part of the reports I posted did you disagree with most?

The Covid-19 Catastrophe; Covid-19: The Pandemic That Never Should Have Happened –
review23 Jun 2020 11:02 
In response to MontoyaFan
It has everything to do with factory farming since we are turning the entire planet into one. We eat far more pigs and cows and chickens than bats.
Most Pandemics since the ‘Spanish’ Flu were caused by over-proximity of people to animals riddled with disease from factory conditions or other intensive human meddling. All in the name of Profit.
It’s another effect of the same disease of Consumerism which is destroying the atmosphere. And will need the same radical remedies to resist, and restore some degree of health to an ecosystem Money is determined to destroy.
Obviously this has to be Denied to preserve the sense of Identity of the Indoctrinated, but they deny all science. It is their squalid role in History.
Zoonosis emergence linked to agricultural intensification and environmental change
also
Factory farming conditions and antibiotic-resistant pathogens emerging as a result of them pose an existential threat to humans in the form of zoonotic diseases. Why it’s time to produce and consume food more thoughtfully.

etc. etc. etc. Deny away.

22/06/2020

More science for the Denialists to gnash their teeth at.
The Covid-19 Catastrophe; Covid-19: The Pandemic That Never Should Have Happened – review
22 Jun 2020 20:21

Peter Daszak, a British ecologist who has collaborated with the Wuhan Institute of Virology and who, together with his Chinese colleague Shi Zhengli, warned in 2013 that a virus sequenced from a horseshoe bat from Yunnan province had pandemic potential. We now know that that virus shares 96% of its genes with Sars-CoV-2, making it a progenitor of Covid-19.

Daszak warns of more than that. He seems convinced that our habit of destroying ecosystems and rearing animals in factories will spawn endless mutations of zootic pathogens.
More science for the Denialists to gnash their teeth at.

From now on, we will divide history into before and after this pandemic
22 Jun 2020 14:45 In response to Still_Melty_Clock
New Religion?
An Existential Bi-Theism of two gods, one of the Past, and one of the Future.
A bit like Janus only separate, and now, un;like the ancients, we have a substantial body of Past to use, which is growing too fast for us to process – and colliding with a Future which looks like its getting shorter all the time.
The 1st commandment being:
‘Do Unto the Future as You would have the Past do Unto Now.’
The Spiritual directive being the relationship of the individual with the Thermodynamic Moment in Cosmic Entropy.

19/06/2020

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @michaelwhite
We are reaching history overload. We are producing and discovering it exponentially. Too fast to process it properly. Which is a real barrier to creating the future we want.

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn Jun 19
Not possible without class-consciousness. And the USA is an exercise in Class-denialism. All its problems start there.   Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn

Jun 19 Exactly. If every allegation of racism had to obey those civilised rules of justice, we would still have a Labour Party.   Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn

Whereas you revel in the trap of allowing the standards of the past to be actively promoted now. 
Patronage is not an excuse. It does not buy a place in History or Heaven, no more than it did when the medieval church sold advance bookings And look what happened to that institution.

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn
By showing how the British economy depended on slavery, you just demonstrated the scale of the crime, and that of the vast reparations Britain therefore owes for its wholesale campaign of pillage and slaughter. A newspaper is not made of stone. That is your reactionary ideal.   @Lil_Richardjohn ·

You break the rules, you get kicked out of the club. That’s the LAW. She broke the rules she agreed to keep.  Why is it that reactionary barbarians hate rules? Stupid question.
Why does a leech suck blood?

09/06/2020

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn·
You would obviously undo the French Revolution because of the burning of the Bastille. And America – that tea was someone’s sacred PROPERTY! Just as the People in the Slavery you apologise for were the Property of Colston.
Aim your reactionary bile at Cummings The Covid-Spreader.  

Ignore the conspiracy theories: scientists know Covid-19 wasn’t created in a lab
9 Jun 2020 12:32
In other words the same Consumerism that is destroying the ecosystem also spawns zootic pathogens .
And we have to use the same radical policies to counter both.

08/06/2020

The Colston memorial was lousy sculpture on all levels. ‘Now, it’s perfect’, as Marcel Duchamp would say. Mangled and defaced it is a powerful work of anti-slavery art and should be ‘recontextualised’ in a glass tank of dirty Avon water. It ‘has a story’ as they say on Bargain Hunt.
From an educational point of view, this act has drawn more attention to the obscenity of the slave trade than all the namby-pamby workshops, school-trips, and meetings with the local council. Now EVERYONE knows Colston’s crimes and what Bristol was built on.
When was that in the Daily Mail last?
If dumping this lump of scrap in the river is ‘censorship’, what is the act of burying the lives of so many remarkable British women in Library archives and press files?
Where are THEIR civic statues proclaiming their virtues, and how many million people did THEY kill for money?
The working classes, which are Britain’s greatest Philanthropists, have been largely censored from History; and in popular culture reduced to comic walk-ons and grotesques.
First things first.  

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @JANUSZCZAK
The Colston memorial was lousy sculpture on all levels. ‘Now, it’s perfect’, as Marcel Duchamp would say. Mangled and defaced it is a powerful work of anti-slavery art and should be ‘recontextualised’ in a glass tank of dirty Avon water. What if it had been of Stalin or Hitler?  

04.06/2020  

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn
It is not a choice of one or the other. The right not to be murdered by those charged with protecting us is just as important as fighting the virus and government trying to kill us. Most protestors set the example of masking, which neither Trump nor Johnson ever do.  

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn
Is this the 14th or 15th time this licensed thug ‘snapped’ on duty? I lost count. US civic society has to be purged of organised crime to drag its policing into the C20th. The US is not only systematically racist but systematically corrupt. A dying society.  

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn
Most are wearing masks. And the government ‘advice’ is not clear about wearing them anyway. Police murders must be stopped. When do you suggest the anger is expressed? When the government says it’s OK?  

02/06/2020 Lockdown Day 70

Our cities only serve the wealthy. Coronavirus could change that
2 Jun 2020 14:52
Naturally, those most in denial of the scientific discoveries that pandemics and global warming are caused by the consumerist lifestyle are those most unwilling to renounce it.
They are presented with a choice between burgers or Life, and they choose burgers. The junkie will kill for a shot.
The most popular last meal in US death-cells is said to be a BigMac’n’Coke. If the Junk addicts get their way, it is likely to be civilisation’s too.

Our cities only serve the wealthy. Coronavirus could change that
2 Jun 2020 21:24
 In response to Luka89
And what do you think ‘cities are for’?
The same as before? Mega-hubs for peddling and producing and financing pointless Junk to poison the planet with?
Giant treadmills where Mortgage-slaves waste their lives making other people rich?
Is that your ‘reality‘?
Then I’m afraid you’re in touch with it.
But it won’t be there to touch for long.

Our cities only serve the wealthy. Coronavirus could change that2 Jun 2020 20:43 
In response to Bowskill83
It’s not just the trade in wild animals, it is the devastation of their habitats to grow livestock feed, mine fossil fuels, erect get-rich-quick construction projects and roads to nowhere – plus the Frankenstein methods used in factory farming.
Our entire economy, in fact.
BigMac’n’Coke.

@Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @BBCNewsnight
Trump had the flower of peace in this hand and crushed it like the Yahoo he is. He could end the violence instantly by demanding Justice for Police who kill. The logical conclusion is he does not want peace, he wants war against all his many opponents, and unlimited Power.  

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn
Replying to @BBCNewsnight and @IlhanMN
The USA may be too racist to save. The patient is beyond healing, and should be quietly put to sleep somehow. I suppose mass-lobotomy is out of the question? Or – has it already been performed? That is the question.

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @localman @misszing and @zoemavroudi
You’re ‘not sure’ that every struggle for equality has been branded a ‘Commie Plot’? Or words to that effect. Check your history since the Chartists. Mandela, Ghandi, King, even Aneurin Bevan – bloodthirsty commies all, according to those in threatened by equality.  

01/06/2020

To prevent a chaotic end to lockdown, the public should be told the true risks
1 Jun 2020 20:34
We are told the odds of becoming infected are now 1,000 – 1.
The same odds we faced 70 days ago, and yet we are now returning to the same level of activity and social contact, with none of the required structures in place to prevent a return to the nightmare figures of a few weeks ago.
Someone is gambling with our lives.

To prevent a chaotic end to lockdown, the public should be told the true risks
1 Jun 2020 20:36 
In response to tempteressfortoolong
It’s metres, actually.
One good thing. People will finally find out what a metre looks like. Or two of them, anyway.
2 metres = 1 Covid.
Anything that humanises metric is not all bad.

29/05/2020

@Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @RichardDawkins
Trump’s FATWHA against the Twitter Blasphemy is a reaction to being treated like anyone else. Like Cummings, he thinks he is above the law. And the Mini-Trump Johnson follows like the cringeing poodle he is by gagging the BBC. All in the name of ‘Free Speech’. Hello 1984.
11:16 AM · May 29, 2020·

28/05/2020

Rob Kenyon Twitter regularly deletes the accounts of serial liars.
Trump has got away with murder. He should have been deleted years ago. Twitter is ‘regulated’ already, but, like Cummings, Trump does not accept that regulations apply to members of the Elite.
Only to suckers like you.
And now, when Twitter does its duty to Truth and attached a health warning to his libellous ravings, he threatens to BAN it IN THE NAME OF FREE SPEECH. (!).
You Could Not Make It Up. Except that someone did. George Orwell was his pen-name. The book was called 1984.

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“In the monologue Maitlis told viewers: “Dominic Cummings broke the rules – the country can see that and it’s shocked. The government cannot…

The longer ministers and the prime minister insist he worked within them, the more likely the angry response to the scandal is likely to be … He made those who struggled to keep to the rules feel like fools, and has allowed many more to assume they can flout them.”
Talking of Johnson’s “blind loyalty” in the face of plummeting poll ratings, she expressed bafflement: “The prime minister knows all this and has chosen to ignore it.””
https://www.theguardian.com/media/2020/may/27/bbc-switches-emily-maitlis-in-newsnight-episode-over-cummings-remarks?CMP=twt_gu&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium#Echobox=1590604091

27/05/2020

Why we shouldn’t be calling our healthcare workers ‘heroes’
27 May 2020 15:12
A hero is someone who carries on doing their duty in spite of the danger to themselves.
Someone whose protection we need and who save lives.
Reclaiming the word from those whose job it is to kill is a very good idea indeed.
It might not be too much to hope that another abused word, namely ‘radical’, will be restored to its rightful role in rebuilding a sustainable society to replace the one ravaged by the poisons of Consumerism.

26/05/2020

Little Richardjohn  @Lil_Richardjohn  Replying to @prodnose
The indomitable British Poodle-Spirit on show. Cummings would have advised King George VI to scurry off to Canada to protect his family from the Blitz. A stain on the British character. A Black Day. 11:16 AM · May 26, 2020  

Little Richardjohn  @Lil_Richardjohn  Replying to @zowie111 and @thetimes
No hindsight needed. The WHO predicted this in 2018. The trouble was that stopping it meant destroying Consumerism. And since money is more important than lives, the Virus won.  

‘What Is Disease X? There are between 631,000 and 827,000 unknown viruses on this planet with the potential to infect humans. Any one of them could cause the next pandemic.’
ecohealthalliance.org

11:55 AM · May 26, 2020·    @Lil_Richardjohn  
Replying to @Tazman_London and @campbellclaret
Stick to the point. Anyone who claims their 4 year old can go 260 motorway miles without a pit-stop is a LIAR. And any journalist who doesn’t ask him about it is an Amateur. A Rookie.   

 @Lil_Richardjohn  He merely tugged the heart-strings of those with no heart, and suckered the real suckers who would let him break laws they obey. A cynical display of lies and moral blackmail. His family were never under increased threat. Since he destroyed government credibility we all are.    

25/05/2020

UK coronavirus live: Dominic Cummings to give public statement at 4pm
25 May 2020 15:24
If acting instinctively “with Integrity” is legal, what chance Johnson’s forthcoming prosecutions of Local Authorities refusing to open schools next Monday?
If Johnson is so confident of his handling of Covid19, and determined to drag out his Bulldog-Spirit act, he should go to Hackney, the worst-hit area of London, the and look the East-End in the face.
His souvenir rubber Churchill-mask now just makes him look like a syphilitic WC Fields.
And underneath there’s just a leering teenage Playboy caught red-handed Mid-Prank.

20/05/2020

When should British schools reopen? Here’s what the science tells us
20 May 2020 09:51
In response to Rizidubawi46
As last night’s terrifying BBC Horizon showed, we do not yet know what the full long-term side-effects of Covid19 are.
Children may not suffer the same acute pulmonary symptoms as adults, but opening schools on that basis is highly irresponsible until there is some conclusive research.
A Global Gap Year would create a level playing field for all countries, be a great relief to everyone, and after all, such a freeze would be no more ‘costly’ than some world wars I could name.
The rational solution. Therefore, what are the chances?

When should British schools reopen? Here’s what the science tells us
20 May 2020 09:42
What does the science say about the kind of ‘education’ children have been subjected to for the last 20 years?
What does it show about the effects of targets, testing, and the rest of the production-line on levels of stress and despair in the young? On their emotional and intellectual development, and on their ability to grow as human beings?
Until Covid19 came along, the suicide-rate among the young was a regular space-filler. It will be interesting to see whether this has fallen in the last 7 weeks or not. And just what our education system actually means

19/20/20

We must not let the row over British schools descend into an identity war
19 May 2020 12:53
Religions are the pioneers of Identity Politics. They have been conspicuous by their absence during this crisis. And they also face a crisis of confidence over the power of prayer – which was meant to protect by drenching the believer in the Blood of Christ/Allah/Jehovah.
Those organising food deliveries and mutual aid groups are largely the despised riffraff of bike-riding sandal-wearing etc etc. people who believe in unconditional help.
The so-called ‘Christians’ have completely disappeared. I could regularly expect weekly visits from some interfering gang demanding ownership of my Soul. None off them have been back to ask if I have enough to eat.
Every cloud.

We must not let the row over British schools descend into an identity war
19 May 2020 11:15
Sorry. Cart before the horse as usual. In case you hadn’t noticed, Britain has been torn by a bitter Identity War for many years. Which has continually attacked British schools and degraded education into a production line for obedient drones  

18/05/2020

After the war, the arts came back stronger. They can do so again now
18 May 2020 12:54
Nice try, and thanks for the effort, but many small theatrical companies are inconsolable.
After 30 years of touring all over Britain, showcasing world class artists in theatres other (subsidised) companies cannot reach, we are totally paralysed.
Firstly. The art itself is utterly dependent for its survival on a close relationship with its audience. It began in the community and is unthinkable without continual input from that culture and its audience. In Lockdown, it is a bird in a bell-jar.
Secondly, the art is not only dependent on international travel, but was spawned by it, centuries ago. And practical touring budgets in Britain cannot afford 2 weeks of per-diems for Quarantine.
True, some of the regular premier Festivals are scheduled to take place behind closed doors. But that is not a sustainable future for any dramatic art.

After the war, the arts came back stronger. They can do so again now
18 May 2020 12:37
Only this is not so much a war as an ideal totalitarian dictatorship, as far as the arts are concerned. An enervating isolation from the everyday experience which fuels creativity and is therefore fatal to the arts. Except possibly the more mystical end of the spectrum. But narrative writing or performances are tripods with two legs.
The myth of the free mind secretly expressing itself in the midst of total suppression is belied by the conspicuous lack of serious art to emerge from the ruins of Hitler and Stalin. And the profusion instead now of globally co-ordinated fitness-freakery, directed by brainless conformists.

17/05/2020

Normal’ life failed us. The coronavirus crisis gives us the chance to rethink a new economy
17 May 2020 15:40
The notion that “in a few months things will be more or less back to normal – that in the end people just want to “get back to their jobs,” is pure Pie in the Sky. As Consumerism always was.
What those addicted to our ecocidal lifestyle cannot grasp is that Covid19 is merely the latest of a long list of Pandemics spawned by our collective need to reduce the planet to ashes and churn out ever cheaper Junkfood to keep the population too malnourished to think.
A terrible habitat for organic life, but a perfect breeding ground for Zootic pathogens to mutate and cross species.
The reality about to dawn is that the party is over. And that only radical cooperative effort can begin to rescue civilisation.
The causes are as clear as those of Global Warming because they are the same. As are the solutions we must adopt. Which is why the same people deny the causes of both.

13/05/2020

Epidemics and Society by Frank M Snowden review – illuminating and persuasive
13 May 2020 10:31In response to zibibbo
Someday the nursery-school truth will dawn that a Quart will not go into a Pint pot.
Also known as the Laws of Thermodynamics which rule the universe and ban the Perpetual Motion Machine.
But by then it will be too late.

11/05/2020

We can’t restart Britain’s economy until we get coronavirus under control
11 May 2020 14:21
And we can’t get Covid 19 and its successors under control until we stop generating them by our toxic animal husbandry techniques, and devastation of the ecosystem for profit.
This demands a radical debunking of the Junk Economy and its absurd Utopian myths.
There is as much scientific consensus that ecocidal economics spawn zootic pathogens like Covid19 as there is that CO2 emissions cause global warming. The two disasters are directly linked to Deathbed Consumerism, and will demand the same shift from systemic competition to system cooperation to enable any sort of sustainable civilisation.

Boris Johnson’s coronavirus ‘roadmap’ will only sow confusion
11 May 2020 14:10
All volunteers for the experiment to find how capitalism can be kick-started as soon as possible, please sign here. (don’t bother to read the smallprint – trust us)
Refusal to work may result in loss of benefits and rights.

10/05/2020

Epidemics and Society by Frank M Snowden review – illuminating and persuasive
10 May 2020 10:21
Plagues always play havoc with two things; organised Superstition and the labour market.
The boffins now merrily planning for the ‘New Normal’ haven’t yet ‘factored in’ these well-documented shifts in class-consciousness and self-esteem.
They will have to sooner or later.
Especially when it becomes blindingly obvious to all rational minds that Covids 19/20/21 are not ‘natural’, but manufactured by the Old Normal which we are now scrambling to restore. That every factory farm and forest fire bring the next pandemic nearer.

11/05/2020

From Written
We can’t get Covid 19 and its successors under control until we stop generating them by our toxic animal husbandry techniques, and devastation of the ecosystem for profit.
This demands a radical debunking of the Junk Economy and its absurd Utopian myths.
There is as much scientific consensus that ecocidal economics spawn zootic pathogens like Covid19 as there is that CO2 emissions cause global warming. The two disasters are directly linked to Deathbed Consumerism, and will demand the same shift from systemic competition to system cooperation to enable any sort of sustainable civilisation.

07/05/2020

From Written
Little old man upstairs with severe health problems robbed at knife-point by a Covid-appeasing scumbag posing as a charity worker..
If one of these toerags gets caught on some estates I could name, there would be blood on the streets. And then there could well be retaliations. And so the chaos would begin.
The 2011 firestorm was triggered by a single police shooting.

29/04/2020

What the 1918 flu pandemic tells us about whether social distancing works
29 Apr 2020 13:16
In response to MFC_Lion
But Consumerism is daily making the conditions for viral mutation and transmission more favourable.
Every factory-farm and forest fire brings the next ‘unpredictable’ Pandemic nearer.
View discussion

What the 1918 flu pandemic tells us about whether social distancing works
29 Apr 2020 13:14
The Kansas Flu originated in Fort Riley Kansas (solid factory-farm land) before the USA entered the Great War. And was exported to the world via infected Doughboys sent to the Western Front.  

21/04/2020

NEWSLETTER EDITORIAL.
It’s safe to say many of us are feeling the strain by now. And the news of an extended Lockdown doesn’t leave many reasons to be cheerful. We appear to be waiting for Science to provide a vaccine which will restore some kind of everyday life.
The good news is that Science has already confirmed what many already knew – that helping others not only makes you feel good, it is good for you. Information which seems very timely now.
The great feeling of working together is not just emotional, it is as chemical as a bottle of wine. A scientific fact. When we do something nice for others, without conditions, measurable doses of so-called ‘feel-good’ hormones like Endorphins and Seratonin are released in the brain. These create a ‘Helper’s High’ as stimulating and potentially addictive as any artificial substance, and are designed to keep us helping and caring. Everyone’s a winner – as long as the actions are sincere.
Another thing it’s probably safe to say is that everyone hearing our amazing Thursday night balcony tributes to key-workers knows exactly what the scientists are talking about. Or they wouldn’t happen.
We are all now discovering the true value of those who perform the most essential tasks in society. And hopefully, we are also getting too hooked on the Endorphin-hit of helping and caring to do without it.
If we change that much, it won’t all have been for nothing. Essential workers will not need to risk their lives at work, or have mass public demonstrations to get respect, decent wages and conditions.
The Scouts motto of Do A Good Deed Every Day has always been something of a joke, but its time may have come as a pick-me-up for everyone facing yet another photocopy-day in Lockdown.
When it ends, our first handshake will mean something very different to every one we had before. And hopefully, by then, the world will be a slightly more appreciative place, at least.

16/04/2020

Coronavirus has killed 30,000 Americans, and all Trump can do is blame the WHO16
Apr 2020 13:46
In response to OhReallyFFS
Self-analysis is the curse of progressive politics.
It comes with the territory.
The price of a rational ideology, over the random ragbag of myths and base instincts which constitutes so-called ‘right wing thought’, which is a flagrant contradiction in terms.
Reactionary dogma is always based on superstition and fear. Its driving hormones are Adrenalin and testosterone. Its foundation is ruthless competition.
Progressive thought is always based on rational causality and trust. Its driving hormones are Endorphin and serotonin. Its foundation is free co-operation.
Reciprocal Social Altruism.

@Lil_Richardjohn Apr 16  Replying to @iitsonlyagame  and @BBCNews
Chinese scientists publicly released the genetic sequence of Covid-19 on 11 January. By early February the WHO was in a position to distribute a Covid-19 test worldwide, but the US government opted not to have it fast-tracked through approval. Forrest Trump guilty as charged.    

14/04.2020  

@Lil_Richardjohn It will be far too bad to sustain cash-crazed Consumerism any longer. That fairytale is over. Indefinite productive Covid19 paralysis on one side, and the fatal certainties of Global warming on the other.  

Little Richardjohn @Lil_Richardjohn
So much for the 3D Printing Revolution. By now every unit in the country should be hacked, and churning out gowns masks gloves and visors to an NHS design.. A massive failure of technology.

Little Richardjohn   @Lil_Richardjohn
Never mind the Truth. Just give you the pap that you want to hear. Relatives of the Carehome Massacre certainly WILL want to know why their loved-ones died, and of what, and who was to blame. When will Johnson repay what it cost the Socialist Health Service to save his life?  

@Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @BBCNews
“Total” power = Totalitarianism. Surely? The USA leads the world with 66,000 Covid 19 deaths so far, and un-coincidentally, has the least co-ordinated response in the world. In spite of ‘Total’ presidential power. Trump must be the most useless dictator ever.  

@Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @michaelwhite
You might be depressed that Consumerism has been unmasked again as the toxic fraud it is, but I’m not. Just realistic about it, and the options which are about to employ Human creativity and potential to the full. For the first time in millennia.

13/04/2020

@Lil_Richardjohn
“Not all companies will survive #coronavirus.” No kidding? But many will scramble back to work too soon to beat the competition, and cut corners in the process. Countries will do the same, gaining short term economic advantage, but keeping #Covid19 alive. Beware Carpetbaggers.

@Lil_Richardjohn
Replying to @pencil_gang @Eddiedragon2and 2 others
Your ‘real’ world is one where destroying valuable food is more profitable (than) giving it away. You are obviously just another bootlicking Boss’s Pet. With no concept of how the world works

12/04/2020

@Lil_Richardjohn
Maybe he won’t be such a “petrified adolescent” anymore. Now he realises his life was saved by the Socialist Health Service. Or ‘in spite of’ as Trump would say. Who DOES Trump thanks for Johnson’s survival anyway?      

07/04/2020  

@Lil_Richardjohn
Next week the Chancellor and Health minister are on course for a collision over the Lockdown. A mistake either way or failure to act on time could be serious. Who has the authority to prevent division? @Lil_Richardjohn Good old Socialist Health Service! Nye Bevan would be proud.

@Lil_Richardjohn   With most Junk TV in Lockdown, who will advertise on it? The Agencies!”! Will Nobody Think of The Agencies!!? Want to sell your car on Primetime TV? Now’s The Time.  

01/04/2020
[FROM WRITTEN]
Where is the mass-mobilisation of national 3D Print capacity to produce face-masks, goggles and other PPE? When will the giant, Frack-fuelled Ineos plastic refinery start producing sanitiser? When will BUPA stop charging for its intensive care beds? Why so much carpetbagging?

30/03/2020

Rob Kenyon commented on The Today Programme‘s post. 31 Mar 2020, 11:40 BBC Radio 4 – Best of Today, Help for the self-employed during the coronavirus outbreak bbc.co.uk Today’s Today dutifully pointed out the plight of the Horticultural industry at this time – with stocks being dumped due to The Event.
Sadly, every word of it could be applied far more gruesomely to the Pet Industry.
Unless it has made unprecedented preparations, it is hard to see how the sector will avoid a massive cull much of its stock.
Whether this spectacle is more traumatic (and effective) on the animal loving British people than the deaths of their ancestors remains to be seen

@Lil_Richardjohn
Replying to @goldenpdx47 @RhysJen93069803 and @WSJ
And the federal government under Trump is the most incompetent of all.
Where are the vital national regulations to force regions to comply with basic rules as in civilised states – the national preparations for this long foretold disaster?
Smothered by Trumpist Neo-Darwinism.  

30/03/2020

[FROM WRITTEN]
Cummings ‘self-isolating’.
Trump still forcing the states to duke it out in the marketplace for life-saving equipment.
Everyone knows he’s insane, including his fans – who either don’t care or are insane themselves and can’t tell the difference.

29/03/2020

[FROM WRITTEN]
State of Emergency. Military supposed to be delivering PPE. Shop-staff still unprotected. No evidence of any change in TV schedules yet.

@Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @goldenpdx47 @RhysJen93069803 and  @WSJ
Trumps idea of leadership is to make the states duke it out for respirators, testing kits and Personal Protection Equipment. 
A huge squalid bidding war which the poorest states lose. Every mad dictator in history has had the same idea.

Amid our fear, we’re rediscovering utopian hopes of a connected world
29 Mar 2020 20:36. In response to ThisNameisMine
Globalised does not mean connected.
In practice Globalisation has alienated people from each other, and from their own natures more than ever.
A world of consumers feeding off their respective servants – a class they seldom have any social interaction with.
Feeling connected with the rest of humanity is a different political dimension entirely.

Amid our fear, we’re rediscovering utopian hopes of a connected world
29 Mar 2020 20:27 In response to AJVC1991
If there is a truce, the problem will be preventing wholesale corporate carpetbagging, with mass pillage of the bankrupt wreckage, producing an even more powerful global profit axis than now.
Who and who’s army is going to stop them?

28/03/2021

[FROM WRITTEN]
Health-worker testing starts today (too late).
Apparently, Peckham like a nightmare. Shuffling Zombies in shopping-lines, and wailing Banshees proclaiming the end of the world.

27/03/2020

[FROM WRITTEN]
Johnson tests positive for Covid. Who else has he infected?

Ridiculous queues outside supermarkets.

Health Secr3etary Hancock also positive. Whitty self-isolating. So much for taking their own advice.

The 4 Metre circle ‘distance’ chalked in the garden seems to have st4ruck a chord. Families using it to play volleyball.

26/03/2020

@Lil_Richardjohn Glad to see you confess at last that Capitalism kills more people than any bug. We’ve been telling you that for a century.
But Capitalism is now a dead duck. And the Covid 19 crisis is a welcome rehearsal for the task of rescuing civilisation from Capitalist Eco-Barbarism.  

From Written

Frustration Day.
Feeling like a Greyhound in the slips but can’t do anything but pass on information in the newsletter.
About 500,000 signed up to the NHS Support ‘Umbrella’. Not sure what I can tick except the ‘Check and Chat’ option, which is what I’ll probably do. But the Juniper operation has to carry on. A ‘Zoom Group’? But something more real has to happen alongside. Not to mention more complicated support for the effects of the recession.
First mass balcony applause for Key Workers. Wonderful moment, we’ll see if it catches on. Hoping it does.

Local support networks are springing up everywhere. Co-ordination and safeguarding will be a nightmare. How to prevent spreading infection, while getting help to those who need it most – and stop the nutters and shy7sters from exp;loiting the vulnerable.

Eleven weeks since we were first warned by China what this would do, and we still have medics using the wrong protective gear, and no testing, anjd have started social distancing far too late.
This is all largely preventable. The army is mow trucking bits and pieces here and there, but it’s all playing catch-up. The workers at the face are screaming about shortages.

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25/03/2020

@Lil_Richardjohn Either: 1. People will have lost the habit or find another habit. or
2. People will have forgotten what life was like before The Event and will Remain Indoors. or
3. They will be ravenous for live shows and will flood the houses. Which will make up for your losses now.  

@Lil_Richardjohn As the Modern day Chamberlain, waging a Phoney War against #Covid19 and #ClimateCrisis, Johnson must be criticised until it hurts.
The @Telegraph‘s degree of servility in 1940 would have lost us the war.  

@Lil_Richardjohn
You’re confusing them with the terrorist Fracking gangsters and other Carbon Cowboy barbarians who are determined to destroy the ecosystem and civilisation. The global terrorists who have eaten your brain.

Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @afneil
You’re just annoyed that CV19 is doing XTr’s job for it You haven’t yet given them credit for cancelling all mass gatherings during the crisis. Do it now. Human Capitalism certainly IS the enemy – unless you’re a medieval Science-hater. This is a rehearsal for tackling GW. Learn.  

25/03/2020

From Written.

Johnson spouting about the government “Putting its arms about the workforce”
Sickening hypocrisy and soundbite of the day. Used at least 4 times in first 10 minutes of speech.
In fact he’s a Chamberlain choking on Churchill’s cigar, waging a completely Phoney War against Covid19, and more pathetically against Global Warming.
Sounds off with:
“That’s All Folks.” Like the cartoon he is.

 24/03/2020

@Lil_Richardjohn People DYING are so “mad” right now. But not Insane, like TRump, who is playing games with American lives. “New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio described the rate of new coronavirus infections in the city as “staggering” and an “explosion”  

@Lil_Richardjohn Replying to  @WSJ and @bradleyhope
Not every day the economy gets a $2Trillion shot in the arm. The most since….. ever!

@Lil_Richardjohn  @WildLondon
Pipistrelle Bat hunting in our garden this morning about 10.30.
Is this normal for SE London

Rob Kenyon replied to Stuart Allen‘s comment. 24 Mar 2020, 19:40 Bring all private hospitals into public ownership weownit.org.uk Of course BUPA doesnt have many ICU beds. It lets the NhS do dirty work like that. JUst as it as to poach its nurses from the NhS.
It doesnt need ICUs to treat gout and cirhossis of the liver.

From Written

Warnings of scammers already.
Staying indoors now not a request but a ‘rule’, says ‘Ancock.
Police will break up gatherings. We’re only to go out for exercise, shopping for essentials work, or medical reasons. In other words, everything as normal.
Nobody is confused at all.

The wording of the 4.30 briefing was as clear as mud. Three robots speaking gibberish.
Say what you like about British Journalists, at least they speak English. The contrast between their questions and the slithery slimy answers was chilling.

Told by London Borough of Southwark to lock the Ball-Court. Which I was going to do anyway.
Jaki so afraid she even takes her shoes off before coming in the flat
Talking to Paul while locking the court – moaning a bit, but very scrupulous, and discouraging his boy to stay at a safe distance from the other kids. Difficult to see how that can work in a mixed group at play without constant supervision.
Kids will feel the strain more than most and family pressures will rise. Paul saying it’s driving them crazy already. .

23/03/2020

Official Lockdown Day 1.

Rob Kenyon replied to Adam Burnett‘s comment. 23 Mar 2020, 14:42 4,500 retired doctors and nurses sign up to rejoin NHS in just 48 hours thelondoneconomic.com Why did YOUR precious government devastate the NHS into this dire state leaving us playing catchup?
Answer – For POLITICAL reasons.To undermine the idea of society.
Stop being political and stand up for the NHS and society. Destroy this tory barbarism
Rob Kenyon replied to Adam Burnett‘s comment. 23 Mar 2020, 14:45 4,500 retired doctors and nurses sign up to rejoin NHS in just 48 hours thelondoneconomic.com Your preciousgovernment is not 2Pulling Together”, it is pulling itself apart and delivering mixed messages.
The Cabinet can’t agree.
So which government should we not criticise?
The one which agrees with the mayor of London, or Johnson & Cummings?
Rob Kenyon commented on John McMorris‘s post. 23 Mar 2020, 14:35 George’s Son on Twitter twitter.com Cummimgs has been putting Profit before human life all his career.
Why should he stop now?
“At a private engagement at the end of February, Cummings outlined the government’s strategy.
Those present say it was “herd immunity”. Protect the economy and if that means some pensioners die, too bad.”
The Times..
https://twitter.com/whyohwhyfather/status/1241636403110457344

@Lil_Richardjohn
“The corporation is also preparing to launch daily educational programmes now that schools have closed, along with plans to produce shows that cover exercising at home and cooking with reduced supplies.”

Rob Kenyon replied to Damien Principle‘s comment. 23 Mar 2020, 13:13Shameful media still slamming Donald Trump during coronavirus crisis: Goodwin nypost.com
Trump inherited US prosperity just as he inherited his personal wealth. And has squandered it just as freely. while creating the most toxic , divided USA in memory, and destroying the balance of international peace .
His latest insanity is to whine about the problems facing rich people running for office.
EVERYTHING is about him.
Pandering to his corporate gangster buddies while destroying basic human rights is a carbon copy of 1930’s nightmare politics.
Ignoring the basic truth of science is pandering to medieval levels of Superstition and paranoia. As embodied by the other nutters he surrounds himself with.
I could go on and on.
But as a disciple, you are totally indoctrinated and immune from facts.
Your pathetic servile corporate Obedience is just willing slavery.
Inflict it on those with as little self-esteem as yourself.
Whether you like it or not, the future will be cooperative, which you can call socialist if you like – but that won’t make it go away.
The sick world you worship is dead.

Rob Kenyon replied to Damien Principle‘s comment.
23 Mar 2020, 13:13
Shameful media still slamming Donald Trump during coronavirus crisis: Goodwin
Trump inherited US prosperity just as he inherited his personal wealth. And has squandered it just as freely. while creating the most toxic , divided USA in memory, and destroying the balance of international peace .
His latest insanity is to whine about the problems facing rich people running for office.
EVERYTHING is about him.
Pandering to his corporate gangster buddies while destroying basic human rights is a carbon copy of 1930’s nightmare politics.
Ignoring the basic truth of science is pandering to medieval levels of Superstition and paranoia. As embodied by the other nutters he surrounds himself with.
I could go on and on.
But as a disciple, you are totally indoctrinated and immune from facts.
Your pathetic servile corporate Obedience is just willing slavery.
Inflict it on those with as little self-esteem as yourself.
Whether you like it or not, the future will be cooperative, which you can call socialist if you like – but that won’t make it go away.
The sick world you worship is dead.

Johnson formally announces Lockdown terms.
https://www.heart.co.uk/news/boris-johnson-announces-lockdown/

From Written
A lovely bright Spring morning with not a cloud in the sky.
The BBC frantically improvising to get live programming on-air. Presenters working from home via telephone and video links with interviewees.
Medical workers terrified by lack of preparation and co-ordination. Supermarket food-raiding doesn’t help them. By the time they get to shop, there is nothing left for their families.
Schools finished this Friday – indefinitely. Schools meant to have online education technology in place, which parents are meant to monitor.

Announcement of stricter controls to come later today after legislation is passed.
Everyone still struggling for a neat summarisation of what’s happening to Humanity – both the negatives and positives.
The metaphors are obvious. Sci-Fi and disaster movies have painted the picture for a century. But we’re all still lost for words. Not because there’s nothing to say, but because there’s too much. And too many urgent warnings and hopes to express at once.
Never miss out on a good crisis.
‘DO NOT MINGLE!’ is the slogan of the day. But the tubes are still crammed, which is inevitable with so many on zero-hours contracts and other dismally paid jobs.
But in general, town is fairly deserted.

The bill in parliament today is to remove the obligation on Local Authorities to care properly for the disabled – except when it would ‘breach their Human Rights’, which are fiendishly difficult to estrablish, and getting more so because of Brexit.

Describing the Nightmare.
Silent, invisible, invincible, omnipotent, malevolent, inescapable, toxic, indescribable, mind-fucking evil spirits.
We now have a sense of what the Medieval mind felt like from the inside.

22/03/2020

Rob Kenyon commented on Damien Principle‘s post. 22 Mar 2020, 18:33 U.S. intelligence reports from January and February warned about a likely pandemic washingtonpost.com
Trump is so great he covered up the pandemic in January.
God Bless Trump.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/us-intelligence-reports-from-january-and-february-warned-about-a-likely-pandemic/2020/03/20/299d8cda-6ad5-11ea-b5f1-a5a804158597_story.html?fbclid=IwAR2cMuVtDQOsKomS34326LrLSycd3clTYLSUzi8dwyecfMeXNXNvk5gytmI

Here’s how to care for loved ones suffering with coronavirus
22 Mar 2020 12:08
And who are the “loved ones”?
If it is to have any positive effects, the CV19 experience has to radically expand and socialise our definition of “love” beyond the tribal borders we have erected between us. The concept is of Love is relatively new and totally nebulous.
Since this is a unique event in human history, the Post CV19 world has to be different.
One which is compatible with the even greater challenge of rescuing civilisation from Climate Crisis.

21/03/202

@Lil_Richardjohn Talk about Pandemics.
Britain has been ravaged by the brain-rotting Brexit Plague for over 4 years.
With no sign of ‘peaking’ yet.;

@Lil_Richardjohn
Replying to @JamesCleverly
Because the PM and the government are proven chronic LIARS who have rejected science and professional expertise whenever it suits their overriding motivation of making money. They are self-proclaimed ‘Grand Wizards’ of Science Denialism. Why should anyone trust them?

March 21.

For Flamenco News:
At a terrible nightmare time which screams out for flamenco poetry to make sense of it, we are all in solitary confinement. But just as the flamenco world will have to adapt to the new reality, so will the rest of us.
We are all now discovering the true value of those who perform the most essential tasks in society, whose work was previously taken for granted. And hopefully, we are also getting too addicted to the Endorphins produced by helping and caring to go back to fighting each other for survival. If we can adapt that far, flamenco will be fine – when the tears have dried.
Like everyone else, all Flamenco Express performances have been cancelled. And realistically, 2021 seems the soonest we can expect to appear again.
Normally, this could be written off to experience, and Life would Go On. However, a year is a long time, and flamenco feeds on intimate contact with the audience and between artists. It does not thrive in captivity, or with every venue closed. But it does thrive on community spirit.
Freeing flamenco again presumably means rediscovering what freedom means. But flamenco always helped us do that, producing some of the free-est human spirits ever. So it should be second nature.
Either way, we have to make the effort, not least to repay the sacrifices made by so many.

20/03/2020 (Spring Equinox)

@Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @JamesCleverly
What is Bonzo doing about the self-employed? Nothing.
Testing? Nothing.
Ensuring food-chains? Nothing with knobs on.
Your twisted NHS-busting ‘Austerity’ made us this vulnerable.
You will be the cause of many deaths.

@Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @JamesEFoster
We are looking at a world in which someone like Ghandi has called a global General Strike as a non-violent direct action to achieve their common goal. Now that we’re All Out, what should it be? Surely nobody wants to go back to the bad old days.

@Lil_Richardjohn
For once would you READ something you see? “more and less strict social distancing measures could plausibly be effective .. These would need to be in place for at least most of a year. ..at least half of the year would be spent under the stricter measures” https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/873729/06-spi-m-o-consensus-view-on-behavioural-and-social-interventions.pdf

@Lil_Richardjohn
Italy was always Europe’s gateway to the East. And when it let in the Black Death the labour market was never the same again. Now that everyone knows that prosperity is created by the workforce, not the rich, maybe there will be an equally radical hike in political consciousness.

@Lil_Richardjohn
With most Junk TV in Lockdown, who will advertise on it? The Agencies!”! Will Nobody Think of The Agencies!!? Want to sell your car on Primetime TV? Now’s The Time.  

@Lil_Richardjohn.
Much as you’d like it, #CV19 is not an excuse to destroy the Truth – much as you hate it. You’re loving this. Another War in which the first victim is Truth.
Political Capitalist Austerity has cost many British lives already and its greatest harvest of Neglect is yet to come.  

@Lil_Richardjohn
Still no mention of common infection sites in social housing.

@Lil_Richardjohn
Thanks for nicking my lead. Copper-infused ‘screen-touch’ gloves are hostile to bugs. That’s why hospitals use copper on handrails. Meanwhile, housing estate rails and lift buttons Carry On Spreading #CV19. Ministers don’t live there.

Rob Kenyon commented on Patrick Marshall‘s post. 20 Mar 2020, 12:52 What we wouldn’t give for a Gordon Brown or John Major right now | John Crace theguardian.com
Tory Austerity will have killed more British people than CV19.
But they will be mostly the poor and powerless.
Now that the House of Lords is threatened, ‘We’re All In It Together!”.
Like last time. Who’s up for being Fooled Again?
“Moreover, after years of improvements that curbed the overall impact of preventable disease, progress has started to reverse. Between 1990 and 2012 the number of disability-adjusted life years (DALYs),1
where a preventable risk factor was an underlying cause, fell from 7.7 million to 5.6 million. By 2017, this had once again risen to 5.9 million (IHME 2019). A similar trend is also observed for deaths attributable to a preventable risk factor. Had the trend from 1990 and 2012 continued, we estimate that THERE COULD HAVE BEEN 130,000DEATHS AVERTED between 2012 and 2017.”
https://www.ippr.org/files/2019-06/public-health-and-prevention-june19.pdf#page=22

Rob Kenyon commented on Patrick Marshall‘s post. 20 Mar 2020, 11:02
What we wouldn’t give for a Gordon Brown or John Major right now | John Crace theguardian.com Johnson is in a killing-spree daydream.
He obviously think that Brits are immune, and that he knows better than every expert – who are all telling him to Test,. test, test.
He’s just repeating the Italian mistake and signing the death-warrants of your aged relatives.
Hope you’re happy for him.

Rob Kenyon replied to Jenny Pitts‘s comment. 20 Mar 2020, 10:34
Jenny Pitts It is now more essential than ever. And SO beautifully produced.
Everything presented with time to appreciate it.
And you'[re wrong. He is never a vulgar Brit.
In fact he’s quite scathing about our contributions when we deserve it.
His spiritual home is naturally Southern France.
I stumbled across it on iPlayer and keep it constantly to hand.
Thank God for the BBC.

I’m trying to keep the panic down’ – the coronavirus impact on music
20 Mar 2020 12:03
This is what ‘No Such Thing As Society’ is like.
Total Alienation.

It’s curtains for theatre – but not, let us hope, for too long20 Mar 2020 11:58
“Sheila, before The Event there was a thing called ‘theatre’.
What was ‘theatre’?”
“Was it a food?”
“Yes, it probably was. REMAIN INDOORS!”

19/03/2020 Day 7. 

@Lil_Richardjohn.
hold on to your hat. Its only a matter of time before CV19 is blamed on a sinister plot between Greta Tunberg and Chinese Communism to destroy capitalism and enforce eco-sustainable co-operative economics.

@Lil_Richardjohn So much for “There is no such thing as Society.” If Society is good enough to rescue the world from capitalism, and for Wars against disease, it is good enough for wars against Poverty and Environmental Disaster.

@Lil_Richardjohn
Seize the day.
This Carbon holiday is exactly the same world we will need to adjust to in order to mitigate the effects of climate disaster. A dress rehearsal for the cooperative Community Austerity of a sustainable future. The world must never be the same again.

@Lil_Richardjohn It clearly, finally proves that competitive globalised Consumerism is a disaster.
An ideological, moral, political and economic dead-end which can only guarantee total Climate Catastrophe.  

@Lil_Richardjohn Capitalism never knows what it’s got until it’s gone. NOW will it believe us when we say that the foundation of the economy is the WORKFORCE?
No Going Back. The Post and Pre-CV19 worlds have to be as different as 1950 was from 1935.
The same world needed to fight Global Warming.    

Rob Kenyon commented on Jim Strachan‘s post. 19 Mar 2020, 16:04
Metro on Twitter twitter.com “This corner shop is giving away facemasks, antibacterial hand gel and cleaning wipes to OAPs in a bid to stop the spread of Coronavirus. The remarkable act of generosity is costing the business nearly £2,000, as each bag costs £2 to put together.”
https://twitter.com/MetroUK/status/1240661227396911105

Rob Kenyon commented on Damien Principle‘s post. 19 Mar 2020, 15:34
N.Y. Gov. Cuomo: President Trump Is “Fully Engaged” On Coronavirus Crisis; “Very Creative And Energetic” realclearpolitics.com And then carry on using exactly the same cooperative strategies to combat Climate Crisis.
The Post-Event world will be VERY different.
This is the rehearsal we need for the Big One.
Which is why the big gangsters like Trump and Bolsonaro deny it’s a problem.
It means the end of their world.

From Written
Growing sense of panic among health-workers.
There has probably never been an experience of this kind on this scale in human history.
Many families are now facing the prospect of being locked up with each other for months on end. Many will go stir-crazy and the suicide/mental-illness/domestic violence rates are bound to rise.
Most places where people live are not homes but glorified dormitories. Mostly designed for far fewer people than live there. Like the traditional Labourer’s hostel, slept in by the Night-shift during the day

17/03/2020

@Lil_Richardjohn @CovidAidUK
More habitually shared surfaces which harbour infection.Rob Kenyon added a new photo.
17 Mar 2020, 15:30

Government Ministers don’t live on council estates.
If you do, remind them that handrails and lift buttons are prime sites for cross-infection.

16/03/2020

Rob Kenyon commented on Alex Walton‘s post.
16 Mar 2020, 19:54
We’ve got 2 lovely houses bubbling away very nicely for next month, then this happens.
This weekend’s shows were very weird.
We just managed to fly people back to Spain this morning by the skin of their teeth. Don’t know when well be able to bring them back.

From Written

Britain – the World – feels in chaos. Everyone sensible is now seriously scared.
The stock-piling and bulk-buying has started.
London is especially in the shit, and heading tpwards Italian depths.

Street markets being traditionally ‘defiant’. Being ‘resilient’ and ‘not giving in’, and reviving the ‘Blitz Spirit’ as usual. More dead men walking due to Johnson’s stupid bluster and rhetoric.
Theatres, pubs, clubs – all ‘recommended‘ to close, and people ‘strongly advised‘ not to go there. This puts those businesses beyond the help of insurance. We mustn’t upset the Insurance Companies, or BUPA, who will stop #cooperating’ with the NHS if we don’t pay them millions a day to rent their excess emergency capacity.
Requisition NOW!

Every Hour things get more alarming. Skyrocketing increases in Madrid over 2 days probably mean the same bomb could drop on London this weekend.
Johnson announced today that relatives of anyone “showing new symptoms” should self-isolate – stay away from bars, cinemas and theatres.
Not only is this a sneak-preview of and dress-rehearsal for the Global Warming Crisis, it’s also a test of computer modelling, which this government is now a fan of, while ignoring it over Global Warming.

Theatres generally not closing yet. ‘Situation being monitored closely ..blah blah’.
But the word is that when they do close it will be until about June. In time for Henley but not the Roses or Devonshire Park in April. Sales at DP: Dress Circle 75% sold plus boxes, Stalls 50%. Nightmare.
We’ll be OK in the short term because we don’t have any running expenses, but how many theatres will be left after the fire for us to play in?
The Stables last Saturday was full. That probably wouldn’t have happened this weekend. As for their Macbeth in September – who knows?

15/03/2020  

@Lil_Richardjohn
“The UK should not be trying to create herd immunity. Policy should be directed at slowing the outbreak to a manageable rate.
All this & more should have started weeks ago.”
Dr William Hanage is professor of the epidemiology of infectious disease at Harvard  

@Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @rec777777 @bobbystrand1 and @afneil
Who are “OUR” experts? There is only one virus. It doesn’t obey British law.
Since when does Johnson trust experts? His cabinet is riddled with Climate Science denialists. People as rational as DAESH.  

@Lil_Richardjohn.
Precisely. Only not just the “near” future. It’s a TEENTSY sneak preview of #ClimateCrisis . The foreseeable future.  

@Lil_Richardjohn
Replying to @GaryLineker WILL NO-ONE THINK OF THE SATELLITE BARONS!!?? Imagine how it must feel for them having to repay all those subscriptions they have taken under false pretences? All those awful strung-out subscribers baying at their gates: “MUST HAVE FOOT-BALL.. MUST HAVE FOOT-BALL..”  

@Lil_Richardjohn
Reporting scary stuff is only a problem to an alienated population of isolated individuals. A working community naturally develops a healthy scepticism to fear-mongering.
We no longer have many working communities – for obvious reasons..  

@Lil_Richardjohn
WHAT “community”~? The object of Hancock’s politics is to destroy all community values, replacing them with Brand Loyalties,. Let MacDonalds and Coca Cola sort it out. Between them they owe the NHS a giga-fortune anyway.
Ban movement of all their extremely non-essential goods.  

@Lil_Richardjohn @SkySportsNews
Will NO-ONE think of the Children??!! When will they be repaid for all the football they now wont see? Will they be offered counselling in order to save their marriages? Divorce lawyers will be another group who end up CV19 rich.  

@Lil_Richardjohn Replying to @afneil
A national TV address would put all the blame on Johnson. This way he can do his usual disappearing act and fire Ancock when it goes pants.  

@Lil_Richardjohn Mar 15
“We must all make sacrifices” – except for @BUPA,
who will make a killing selling beds to the @NHS.
Some “National Effort”.

This coronavirus crisis has forced the retirement of pantomime Johnso
15 Mar 2020 10:40  In response to Hermann22
Then your solution must be the state acquisition of BUPA under emergency powers

15 Mar 2020 10:38. In response to Hermann22
You mean this is the time to bleed the NHS to death and fatten BUPA shareholders even more?
These beds must be requisitioned, not bought at Market prices.
BUPA has leeched off the state for far too long already.
Time for some payback.  

The Nanny State Made Me review – rose-tinted defence of welfare state
15 Mar 2020 11:23

Perhaps into other forms of music that seem more relevant to them.

More likely selling their latest hit to Saatchis to advertise gut-rot or cars that go too fast.
It’s fascinating how few tunes from the Maconochie era have been prostituted to Consumerism.
Meanwhile modern pop is fundamentally founded on Junk-Culture principles of power-worship and self-advancement.
The welfare state gave everyone a taste of a thing called freedom. The only freedom now is to choose between mortgage deals and tuition fee packages. To Obey, Conform and Consume.
“Obey & Serve” is the formal motto of one of the largest chains of consumerist Madrassars currently perverting young minds.

14/03/2020

@Lil_Richardjohn.
Replying to @afneil
How long before we do face rationing of goods and energy? Or is it too early to think about? Obviously some people have thought about it and come to their own conclusions. ·

@Lil_Richardjohn. Mar 14
Full house tonight in Hastings.. Mixed feelings.
http://stablestheatre.co.uk/flamenco-express/

13/03/2020

Wales and Scotland try for Six Nations normality amid the chaos
13 Mar 2020 11:30
Might the abused term ‘iconic’ be genuinely used about this game?
After the brutal and judicial mayhem of the last round, plus the significance of holding the event during the Coca-cola Plague, there seems to be a lot at stake somehow.

13/03/2020
From Written Diary
Possible Covid benefits:
1. Enforced rediscovery of the point of Communities.
2. An honest valuation of the vital role of the BBC.
3. A rehearsal for the job of tackling the effects of Global Warming.
4. To discredit the globalised Money machine.

Theatres cinemas, schools, pubs still open. But the advice is no gatherings over 120..
All football and large crowds suspended on the grounds of saving emergency services for more important functions.
Shared surfaces in housing estates must be a source of infection.  Must get out some posters about hand-rails and lift buttons.

12/03/2020 From Written Diary

Italy in total lockdown. Ireland closing schools. Supermarkets crammed.
Trump’s random decision to ban EU contact has crashed the markets again. Only 2 days after record falls. Global recession is now widely predicted.

At tonight’s inquorate Tenants Association meeting, Covid was the only item on the agenda. This was only 2 hours after the announcement.

Big Johnson announcement tonight after COBRA meeting.
A real sense of occasion now. We are told to expect family deaths, and to Carry On Regardless, and Do Our Bit.
The fool from the Express at the press conference was full of Blitz polare. Oozing crocodile tears and fortified bulldog spirit.

11/03/2020

Rob Kenyon. Facebook. 11 Mar 2020, 10:26
Just a thought.
There are (at least) 2 kinds of glove which weave copper into the surface.
1. Touch-screen gloves for using phones in cold weather.
2. Compression gloves for arthritis sufferers.
Copper is a well-known anti-microbial element. Many hospitals are surfacing handrails with copper to prevent spread of in-house infections.
Worth a try.
That or slug tape.
https://macsources.com/glider-gloves-copper-infused-touch-screen-gloves-review/

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