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26-09-2014 10:16
Doomwatch is the best show around

31-05-2014 09:13
Missed you this week.. Happy Birthday Alex for Sunday. you misunderstood my text last week as I meanth a local broadcast audience. ie Local Bar or suchlike

04-11-2013 00:50
Fantastic first show Alex and great to hear Patrick Henningsen again

03-04-2013 21:37
Good guest this week. When is someone going to knock on the Royals' door???

20-03-2013 21:40
pass the parcel lol

Doomwatch 17 - Brian Gerrish and Mike Robinson - UK Column

Doomwatch 17 - Brian Gerrish and Mike Robinson - UK Column

Friday 28 February 2014, 6.00pm-8.00pm GMT on Peterborough FM - You are invited to join host alex:g and Special Guest Text Jockey Tom Mutiny for this 17th edition of DOOMWATCH, as they join forces with Brian Gerrish and Mike Robinson of the UK COLUMN to discuss the news stories of the week, including topics such as events in Ukraine, the return of the Climate Change agenda, the Monarchy retaining their power of veto over new laws, and the Financial Times pulling their story on gold price rigging.  

You are now not only able to listen in to DOOMWATCH, but you can also see the show, in-vision, via www.ukcolumn.org/doomwatch



Patricia Hewitt finally admits: I was wrong over PIE. . . but apology is overshadowed by explosive new evidence that links her to calls for age of consent to be lowered to 10

Former Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt finally apologised last night over the shocking links between the National Council for Civil Liberties and the vile paedophile group that campaigned to legalise sex with children. But archive documents cast doubt on Hewitt’s claims she had never ‘condoned’ child abusers. Miss Hewitt’s was the sole name on an NCCL press release issued in March 1976 which says “NCCL proposes that the age of consent should be lowered to 14 with special provisions for situations where the partners are close in age”. The press release came out as NCCL issued a report on sexual law reforms.

In further remarks, Miss Hewitt added: “The report argues that the crime of incest should be abolished. In our view, no benefit accrues to anyone by making incest a crime when committed between mutually consenting persons over the age of consent.”

The minutes of a meeting held at the Mother Red Cap pub in north London in January 1976 showed further close links between senior Labour figures and calls to legalise sex with children. The meeting was attended by 27 people - including Miss Hewitt and her lawyer husband Nicholas Birtles, Mr Dromey and Sir Henry Hodge, the husband of former Labour minister Margaret Hodge until his death in 2009.

The minutes state “it was agreed that our evidence should propose that if a partner in a sexual relationship was under 10 she/he is presumed incapable of consent. If the partner is over 10 and under 14 there is a rebuttable presumption that no consent was given.  But the defendant should have to prove that the child consented and understood the nature of the act to which consent was given.”

As the documents emerged the former minister said the NCCL was ‘naive and wrong’ in dealings with the Paedophile Information Exchange and conceded: “As General Secretary then, I take responsibility for the mistakes we made. I got it wrong on PIE and I apologise for having done so.” Police are now investigating PIE as part of the Operation Fernbridge child sex inquiry, launched in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal.

A senior source said there was evidence PIE members were abusing children “on an industrial scale”. The Home Office is also looking into shocking claims that the Labour government of the 1970s may have helped finance the paedophile group.

Miss Hewitt said: ‘NCCL in the 1970s, along with many others, was naive and wrong to accept PIE’s claim to be a “campaigning and counselling organisation” that “does not promote unlawful acts. I should have urged the executive committee to take stronger measures to protect NCCL’s integrity from the activities of PIE members and sympathisers and I deeply regret not having done so.”



How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive, and Destroy Reputations

One of the many pressing stories that remains to be told from the Snowden archive is how western intelligence agencies are attempting to manipulate and control online discourse with extreme tactics of deception and reputation-destruction. These “dirty trick” tactics are used by GCHQ’s previously secret unit, JTRIG (Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group).

Four classified GCHQ documents were presented to the NSA and the other three partners in the English-speaking “Five Eyes” alliance. Website The Intercept has published a JTRIG document, in full, entitled “The Art of Deception: Training for Online Covert Operations.”

Revelations include the monitoring of YouTube and Blogger, the targeting of Anonymous with the very same Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks they accuse “hacktivists” of using, the use of “honey traps” (luring people into compromising situations using sex) and destructive viruses. The overarching point revealed by all of these documents is that these agencies are attempting to control, infiltrate, manipulate, and warp online discourse, and in doing so, are compromising the integrity of the internet itself.

Among the core self-identified purposes of JTRIG are two tactics: (1) to inject all sorts of false material onto the internet in order to destroy the reputation of its targets; and (2) to use social sciences and other techniques to manipulate online discourse and activism to generate outcomes it considers desirable. To see how extremist these programmes are, just consider the tactics they boast of using to achieve those ends: “false flag operations” (posting material to the internet and falsely attributing it to someone else), fake victim blog posts (pretending to be a victim of the individual whose reputation they want to destroy), and posting “negative information” on various forums. Here is one illustrative list of tactics from the latest GCHQ document published:


Set up a honey trap

Change their photos on social networking sites

Write a blog purporting to be one of their victims

Email/text their colleagues, neighbours, friends, etc


Leak confidential information to companies/the press via blogs, etc

Post negative information on appropriate forums

Stop deals / ruin business relationships.

GCHQ describes the purpose of JTRIG in starkly clear terms: “using online techniques to make something happen in the real or cyber world,” including “information ops (influence or disruption).”

Known in GCHQ as Online Covert Action (OCA), The 4 Ds they play by are: Deny – Disrupt – Degrade – Deceive.

These GCHQ documents are the first to prove that a major western government is using some of the most controversial techniques to disseminate deception online and harm the reputations of targets. Under the tactics they use, the state is deliberately spreading lies on the internet about whichever individuals it targets, including the use of what GCHQ itself calls “false flag operations” and emails to people’s families and friends. Who would possibly trust a government to exercise these powers at all, let alone do so in secret, with virtually no oversight, and outside of any cognizable legal framework?



Optic Nerve: millions of Yahoo webcam images intercepted by GCHQ

1.8m users targeted by UK agency in six-month period alone

Optic Nerve program collected Yahoo webcam images in bulk

Yahoo: 'A whole new level of violation of our users' privacy'

Material included large quantity of sexually explicit images



Ukraine says it needs $35 BILLION to avoid economy collapsing and George Osborne offers blank cheque - but Poland warns it has history of not honouring commitments

It asked for the cash because Russia will no longer support it after the ousting of president Viktor Yanukovych, an ally of Moscow.  The plea was issued within hours of George Osborne saying that British taxpayers' money would be available - and saying: 'We should be there with a chequebook to help the people of Ukraine rebuild their country." But Radoslaw Sikorski, the Polish foreign minister, cautioned against unconditional help, saying the new government had to strike a proper agreement with the International Monetary Fund and stick by it.



Infowars: A reshuffled Ukrainian Parliament installed following a coup last week has voted to appoint Arseniy Yatsenyuk as the new prime minister of the country. He is a millionaire former banker who served as economy minister, foreign minister and parliamentary speaker before Yanukovych took office in 2010.

He is a member of Yulie Tymoshenko’s Fatherland Party. Prior to the revolution, Tymoshenko was incarcerated for embezzlement and other crimes against the people of Ukraine. Now she will be part of the installed government, same as she was after the last orchestrated coup, the Orange Revolution.



Infowars: The IMF is wasting little time in sending its vultures to asset strip Ukraine, with the announcement that the International Monetary Fund will offer financial assistance in return for “policy reforms”. Issuing the IMF’s first official response to the crisis, managing director Christine Lagarde said IMF officials would be dispatched to Ukraine to, “start discussing with the Ukrainian authorities which policy reforms would be required in exchange for an emergency loan program,” reports the Associated Press. In other words, just as it did in Greece, the IMF is about to turn Ukraine into its latest debt slave, helping western banks in looting the country of its prized assets and natural resources while imposing draconian austerity measures on the population in order to fill a $35 billion dollar hole and stop the country going into default.



Gold Price Rigging Fears Put Investors on Alert – FT

The Financial Times reports last Sunday that global gold prices may have been manipulated on 50% of occasions between January 2010 and December 2013, according to analysis by Fideres, a consultancy. The article was still appearing on some search engines, but trying to go to the page revealed a message which says “Sorry – The Page you are trying to access does not exist.”

The findings come amid a probe by German and UK regulators into alleged manipulation of the gold price. Prices are set twice a day by Deutsche Bank, HSBC, Barclays, Bank of Nova Scotia, and Societe Generale in a process known as the London gold fixing.

Fideres' research found the gold price frequently climbs, or falls, once a twice-daily conference call between the five banks begins, peaks or troughs, almost exactly as the call ends, and then experiences a sharp reversal, a pattern it alleged may be evidence of "collusive behaviour." Fideres concluded that this "is indicative of panel banks' pushing the gold price upwards on the basis of a strategy that was likely predetermined before the start of the call in order to benefit their existing positions or pending orders.

“The behaviour of the gold price is very suspicious in 50% of cases. This is not something you would expect to see if you take into account normal market factors," said Alberto Thomas, a partner at Fideres.

Pension funds, hedge funds, commodity trading advisers and futures traders are most likely to have suffered losses as a result, according to Mr Thomas. He said that many of these groups were "definitely ready" to file lawsuits.



RBS has already squandered every penny of its £46bn bailout after continuing to rack up huge losses since the financial crash

Loss equates to more than £1,500 for every taxpayer in the UK

The bank posted an £8.2bn loss for last year - its biggest since 2008

Royal Bank of Scotland is 82 per cent owned by taxpayers

Bank received a £46billion bail-out in 2008 and 2009



What’s the Hold Up in Releasing the Secret Clinton Records?

Amid debate over how much of Hillary Clinton’s past is fair game for her expected 2016 presidential candidacy, the Clinton Presidential Library still hasn’t released 33,000 pages of documents pertaining to the former first couple that were legally supposed to be public more than a year ago. The Presidential Records Act states that records can be withheld from the public for 12 years after a president leaves office. For Bill Clinton, who left office in January 2001, the disclosure should have occurred in January 2013. Documents are expected to shed light on past questions about the Clinton White House, such as the convoluted Whitewater real estate deal, the death of former White House aide Vince Foster and the mass pardons Clinton granted to politically connected allies on his last day in office. These records also relate to people considered for appointments to federal office.

In all fairness there must be a perfectly good reason why Bill Clinton’s presidential library document dump is so long overdue, and of course, it has nothing at all to do with the shady Whitewater real estate cover-up, or the incredible death of Vince Foster, and certainly nothing to do with the numerous sexual harassment and abuse cases Bill and Hillary were juggling at the time.  

And of course, none of this has anything to do with Hillary’s 2016 Presidential/Vice Presidential bid. None at all. We’ll find out eventually… just as soon as her inauguration is over…



Vote on plans for Peterborough brown bin charges set for council budget meeting

Plans are being drawn up to begin charging residents in Peterborough nearly £40 a year for brown bin collections of garden waste. It is understood Peterborough City Council chiefs are determined to make the payment as easy and convenient as possible - either online or over the phone. However, plans to impose the charge have still to secure the final approval of councillors.

That is expected to come on Wednesday 5 March when members will be asked to approve the local authority’s annual budget. A £39-a-year brown bin charge is estimated to save the council £800,000. If the charge is approved there is likely to be a period of some weeks during which residents will be informed of the charge and given time to decide if they wish to sign up to the scheme. It is understood, residents who sign up will receive stickers to attach to their bin. But computers in the dustcarts will tell operators which homes have paid the charge.



M6 Toll labelled a disaster

The trade union side of the agency said the 27-mile stretch of toll motorway between Cannock and Coleshill had ‘proved a disaster both as an investment and as a relief road’. The leader of Labour-controlled Cannock Chase Council, Councillor George Adamson said he agreed fully with the comment.

Councillor Adamson said he planned to write to Labour leader Ed Miliband to ask him to consider putting the nationalisation of the M6 Toll as an option in Labour’s General Election manifesto for next year. “Instead of the Government wasting billions on building HS2 it should nationalise the M6 Toll to relieve the M6. It would mean drivers would use it instead of clogging up the M6 as they do now. It would be an advantage to both South Staffordshire and the wider West Midlands,” he added.

The Highways Agency’s chief executive Graham Dalton told the committee that 35,000 vehicles a day were using the road but 100,000 were using the main M6 route.

He said: “We are spending a lot of money to upgrade the old route when, on the face of it, we should be getting more traffic on the toll road.”



Global warming slowdown 'does not invalidate climate change'

The slowdown in rising global surface temperatures is not a sign that climate change is no longer happening, the national science academies of the US and the UK have said.  Publishing a guide on the state of climate change science, the National Academy of Sciences and the Royal Society said the short-term slowdown this century did not "invalidate" the long-term trend of rising temperatures caused by man-made climate change.

"Despite the decadal slowdown in the rise of average surface temperature, a longer-term warming trend is still evident. Each of the last three decades was warmer than any other decade since widespread thermometer measurements were introduced in the 1850s," the publication, Climate Change Evidence and Causes, said.

Scientists have been investigating reasons for the slowdown in temperature rises. Peer-reviewed papers over the last year have suggested 17 sun-dimming volcanic eruptions since 2000, "unusual" trade winds in the Pacific Ocean burying surface heat deep underwater and the world's oceans absorbing greater amounts of heat in recent years may have contributed.

Thomas Stocker, the co-chair of working group one of the UN's climate science panel, said at the launch of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's landmark report last September that the recent slowdown in surface temperature rises was not significant because it was over too short a period of time. "Climate relevant trends should not be calculated for periods of less than 30 years," he said.

The new document by the two science academies addresses the issue head on and says: "A short-term slowdown in the warming of Earth's surface does not invalidate our understanding of long-term changes in global temperature arising from human-induced changes in greenhouse gases." The publication also addresses areas of uncertainty in climate science, saying more work needs to be done to predict the role of clouds in future climate change, as well as the likely impact on the frequency of future hurricanes occurring.

But the academies state unequivocally that the world is warming and will warm by a further 2.6 - 4.8C by the end of the century. A claim by the UK environment secretary, Owen Paterson, that a future temperature rise of 1 - 2.5C would only be "modest", is squarely contradicted, with the scientists noting that the global average temperature in the last ice age was only 4 - 5C colder than today.

"Global warming of just a few degrees will be associated with widespread changes in regional and local temperature and precipitation as well as with increases in some types of extreme weather events," they write.



In his study entitled “Crime, Weather and Climate Change,” Michael Ranson, a Senior Associate with ABT Associates, alleges that “global warming” will cause an additional 180,000 cases of rape and 22,000 murders by 2099.

Ranson also claims that “climate change” will lead to a further “1.2 million aggravated assaults, 2.3 million simple assaults, 260,000 robberies, 1.3 million burglaries, 2.2 million cases of larceny and 580,000 cases of vehicle theft in the United States.”  Yet Ranson’s study uses a statistical correlation to make the claim, despite the fact that correlation does not imply causation.



“There is no scientific proof that human emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) are the dominant cause of the minor warming of the Earth’s atmosphere over the past 100 years,” Greenpeace co-founder and former member Patrick Moore said in a statement to a Senate committee on Tuesday.

“Today, we live in an unusually cold period in the history of life on earth and there is no reason to believe that a warmer climate would be anything but beneficial for humans and the majority of other species.”

Recent data from the National Snow and Ice Data Center also reveals that the current extent of Antarctic sea ice is two standard deviations above normal and NASA announced last September that the ice had reached its greatest extent since measurements began in 1979.  

It was also reported that the Arctic ice sheet grew by a gigantic 533,000 square miles from August 2012 to August 2013. Even the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, long considered to be the loudest advocate of the global warming agenda, was forced to admit last year that there was no indication of global warming since at least 1998.



Queen and Prince Charles using power of veto over new laws, Whitehall documents reveal

The Telegraph, from January 2013: At least 39 bills have been subject to Royal approval, with the senior royals using their power to consent or block new laws in areas such as higher education, paternity pay and child maintenance.  Internal Whitehall papers prepared by Cabinet Office lawyers show that on one occasion the Queen vetoed the Military Actions Against Iraq Bill in 1999, which aimed to transfer the power to authorise military strikes against Iraq from the monarch to parliament. She was also asked to consent to the Civil Partnership Act in 2004.

In the Whitehall document, which was released following a court order, the Parliamentary Counsel warns that if consent is not given by the royals "a major plank of the bill must be removed".  Legal scholar John Kirkhope, who fought to access the papers following a freedom of information case, said the document revealed senior royals have "real influence and real power". The power of veto has been used by Prince Charles on more than 12 government bills since 2005 on issues covering gambling to the Olympics.



Infowars, April 2011: In news that was alarmingly under-reported even in the alternative media, Queen Elizabeth’s Governor General David Johnston approved Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s request to dissolve Parliament on 26 March for the third time in three years. The move came after Parliament’s first ever vote of no confidence against Stephen Harper.  As the Times Columnist wrote: Prime Minister Stephen Harper will visit the Governor General today to dissolve Parliament, setting the stage for a federal election in early May. The Harper government was defeated in the House of Commons on Friday on a non-confidence motion declaring the government in contempt of Parliament. It is the first time in Canadian history that a government has been found in contempt.

From Wikipedia: The governor general alone is also constitutionally mandated to summon parliament. Beyond that, the viceroy carries out the other conventional parliamentary duties in the sovereign’s absence, including reading the Speech From the Throne and proroguing and dissolving parliament.



NHS hospital records of nearly 50m patients sold to insurers - http://www.theweek.co.uk/health-science/nhs/57383/nhs-hospital-records-nearly-50m-patients-sold-insurers

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