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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 25 - AV5 - The Alternative View Prequel

Doomwatch 25 - AV5 - The Alternative View Prequel

Friday 9 May 2014, 6.00pm-8.00pm UK on Peterborough FM - You are invited to join host alex:g, Text Jockey Tom Mutiny and Voice-Of-The-Visuals Kieren Best for this 25th edition of DOOMWATCH - this week we preview the forthcoming Alternative View Conference - AV5, happening Friday 16th May to Monday 19th May 2014. Staverton Park Hotel, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 6JT.  

We will have words with some of the speakers, giving you an idea of what to expect, and answering any questions you might have.

Don't forget, 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

Speakers at AV5 include Gerrard Williams (Author of ‘Grey Wolf’ – “Hitler – Escape to Argentina”), Roger Hayes (Bankster Mortgage Fraud), Danny Bamping (“Changing the Political Paradigm ... by Voting for No-Ta - None of the Above!), Dr Graham Downing (“The Making of a ZOMBIE”), Greg Nikoletos (“Annunaki/Satan and the Soul Harvest”), and Mike Robinson & Justin Walker (Debt-free Economics).

These are alongside Brian Gerrish ("Common Sense: The antidote to the Common Purpose"), Patrick Henningsen ("Bending Reality: Countering Media Manipulation in the 21st Century"), Mike Mitcham ("The 'SMART' Agenda ... 'SMART' for whom?"), David Lim ("Geo-Engineering, HAARP, Trans-Humanism and Health"), Neil Sanders (“The art of creating reality”), David Boyle  (”Everything you thought you knew is wrong”), our very own alex:g (“Hollywood’s hidden codes”) and Ian R Crane (“Humanity versus Insanity” - pictured left).  Find out more at www.alternativeview.co.uk





Mum fined after election candidate reports her for ripping up his leaflet

A mum-of-three was fined £120 after she tore up an election candidate’s leaflets in front of him. Michelle Byrne was distraught when a litter warden arrived at her door the day after her confrontation with Gerry Sheridan. She said she was fed up with politicians calling and reacted strongly to the Labour councillor on the hustings. She couldn’t believe it when the “littering” was reported and the council set about fining her.

Ms Byrne, from Mullingar, Westmeath, Co Westmeath, told the Irish Mirror: “It was clearly payback time, as I challenged the person. Is this what householders can expect from local politicians, if we don’t smile at them, and be nice? What I did wasn’t personal, I was just fed up with people looking for my vote, and I’m disillusioned with the whole political scene.  I’ve had too many real problems to worry about with three young children. I couldn’t believe an official would call next day, and talk about “an incident” to me. He must have been informed the night before or next morning. How am I supposed to pay this fine? I picked up the pieces of paper and put them into the bin. One of them must have blown away.”

Ms Byrne said the following day a litter warden arrived. She said: “I was concerned she was taking photos of my house, so I confronted her, and asked about it. The warden produced a section of the leaflet, and spoke about ‘an incident’ with a candidate the previous day. The green common area in front of the house is covered in fast food and plastic bags. The litter warden went out of the way to find that piece of paper to issue the fine.”

But Cllr Sheridan claimed he was acting in the interest of the local people. He said: “I didn’t have any run in. She was quite aggressive towards me. She littered the roadway. I didn’t mind that. I’m more thick-skinned than that. The next day I got a call from irate residents. There are problems with illegal dumping. I didn’t act on my own volition. I acted on behalf of the residents. I reported her directly to Westmeath County Council. The residents rang me. I got two calls. I’ve nothing personal against her. The story that she put it [leaflet] back in a bin is incorrect. I wasn’t aggressive with her at all. I’ve enough to be doing than dealing with this. I, as a public representative, work on behalf of the people of Westmeath.”

The mum has vowed not to pay the fine and will fight it instead. Cllr Sheridan said it was now a matter between the council and Ms Byrne.



Nigel Farage is a 'threat' to UK economy, David Cameron warns

Cameron has admitted for the first time that the Conservatives will have a "tough" time getting their message across in the European elections later this month. In a visit to an engineering company in Stroud, Gloucestershire, Mr Cameron said that while Ukip offers "an attractive sounding protest", his party will give voters a "grown up set of policies and debate".

He said that Ukip would "build fortress Britain" and "give up on the world" while the Conservatives would negotiate for the reform of the European Union before offering the public a referendum. Mr Cameron said: "We need a sensible, grown up set of policies and debate, rather than a set of slogans with no answers. In the end I know people are frustrated with their politicians, sometimes angry that we haven't taken more steps to deal with some of these issues. But what we've got to have is the politics of answer rather than the politics of anger. We have got to fix these problems. Fix our welfare system so it rewards the hardworking, fix our immigration system so it benefits the whole of our country, get our taxes down so we see living standards rise.

"It's going to be tough in this European election campaign to get those points across but we need people who have the policies, the answers the ability to get stuck in and sort these problems out, not simply people who stand up and make an attractive sounding protest." Recent polls have suggested that the Conservatives will finish third in the European elections, behind both Ukip and Labour. Mr Cameron urged voters to "give us a chance" to reform the European Union and to be "optimistic" about Britain's future.


In next year’s General Election, the current state of the polls being taken suggest 34-37% Labour, 33-34% Conservative, 14-18% UKIP and 8-10% LibDem.


This would give Labour 341 seats, Conservatives 262 seats, LibDems 21 seats, 8 for Respect, the Greens and the Scottish and Welsh Nationalists, 18 seats for Northern Ireland.


The last poll on the European Elections was a YouGov poll for the Sunday Times on 25 April 2014 – UKIP 31%, Labour 28%, Conservative 19%, LibDem 9%, Greens 8%



MPs say Snowden files are 'embarrassing indictment' of British spying oversight

A highly critical report by the Commons home affairs select committee published today calls for a radical reform of the current system of oversight of MI5, MI6 and GCHQ, arguing that the current system is so ineffective it is undermining the credibility of the intelligence agencies and parliament itself.

The MPs say the current system was designed in a pre-internet age when a person's word was accepted without question. "It is designed to scrutinise the work of George Smiley, not the 21st-century reality of the security and intelligence services," said committee chairman, Keith Vaz. "The agencies are at the cutting edge of sophistication and are owed an equally refined system of democratic scrutiny. It is an embarrassing indictment of our system that some in the media felt compelled to publish leaked information to ensure that matters were heard in parliament." The cross-party report is the first British parliamentary acknowledgement that Snowden's disclosures of the mass harvesting of personal phone and internet data need to lead to serious improvements in the oversight and accountability of the security services.

The MPs call for radical reform of the system of oversight including the election of the membership of the intelligence and security committee, including its chairman, and an end to their exclusive oversight role. Its chairman should also be a member of the largest opposition party, the MPs say, in direct criticism of its current head, Sir Malcolm Rifkind, who is a former Conservative foreign secretary.



Home Secretary aims to quash Lords rebellion on plans to make terror suspects stateless

Wednesday 7 May - The government won a vote to overturn a Lords rebellion calling for closer scrutiny on Home Office powers to make suspects stateless.

The Home Secretary Theresa May called on MPs to vote down the rebellion and the Home Office argued that the new power, contained in the Immigration Bill’s most controversial clause, is an essential tool for protecting national security. It expands on existing citizenship-revoking powers that have been compared to ‘medieval exile’ by a leading human rights lawyer. The clause met with stiff resistance in the Lords, led by senior legal figures. The former director of public prosecutions Lord Macdonald told peers that the use of statelessness was a ‘policy beloved of the world’s worst regimes during the 20th century’.

On Wednesday morning the Home Secretary tabled a last-minute ‘compromise’ measure, establishing a review of how the powers are used. The concession was aimed at heading off an amendment passed in the Lords that would force the government to set up a committee comprising both peers and MPs to scrutinise the legislation. This could have included a public consultation and would have delayed the powers for months.

Theresa May already has the power to revoke the British citizenship of dual-nationality citizens under the British Nationality Act. She has used existing powers to strip 24 dual-nationals of their citizenship on national security grounds since the Coalition came to power. Three nationals were stripped of their citizenship on similar grounds under the previous government.



DEFRA confirms ‘Smart’ Water Meters are NOT compulsory

The Parliamentary Under Secretary for Water, Forestry, Rural Affairs and Resource Management, Dan Rogerson, has confirmed in a letter to Nicholas Soames MP that “no water company is ever required [by the Government] to introduce compulsory metering, even in areas of severe water stress” and that any decisions to introduce metering should “be done in consultation with customers”.

Over recent months, we have received several reports that certain utility companies are taking a heavy-handed approach in trying to enforce their corporate Smart Metering agendas – with at least one company insisting that they have legislative powers to force people to accept a Smart Meter.  As we can see from this letter, however, the reality is quite different – with Rogerson adding a warning that some customers “would see their bills rise” with water meters.

If your water company is trying to force you to have a Smart Water Meter, share this letter with them.  Rogerson’s comments are in keeping with previous confirmations given by the Government that Smart Energy Meters are not compulsory – a fact that many people are still not aware of because of on-going industry attempts to dupe customers into accepting them.



We Muslims should be appalled by the sale of halal meat by stealth

By Dr Taj Hargey

Pizza Express, KFC and Subway are selling halal meat. Supermarkets are facing a backlash after claiming that it’s ‘unnecessary’ to spell out on labels whether meat comes from animals killed by religious slaughter. Religious groups from all faiths, vets and animal welfare groups joined calls for new labels to identify halal or kosher meat. But retailers claimed that shoppers do not care – and even argued that there is not enough room on packs for new labels.

The idea that Muslims cannot eat non-halal food — food that is suitable for Christians — is completely wrong, and it has no theological basis in the Koran, the supreme text of Islam. I’m a dedicated Muslim, a devout religionist, an imam and intellectual scholar of Islam, but I eat whatever food is placed before me, with the obvious exception of pork. If you’re kind enough to invite me to your home, I would eat whatever meat you chose to serve: turkey, lamb, chicken, beef … anything except pork.

This is perfectly permissible in Islam, and the crucial thing is that it doesn’t have to be halal meat. No one wants an imam to be quoting chapter and verse of the Koran over the turkey sandwiches, but it is important that everyone understands how clear-cut the teaching is. Chapter five, verse five of the Koran states: ‘This day all good things are made lawful for you. The food of the People of the Book [meaning the Jews and the Christians] is lawful for you, and your food is lawful for them …’

There are no ifs and buts about that. The Koran does expect us to be thankful for our food, however. I teach in Oxford, and when I go to dining halls in the university, I eat what is available. I must say, I’m partial to a slice of steak. At the point of consumption, before I put the food in my mouth, I give thanks, with a brief prayer that Muslims have been saying for more than 1,400 years. I say: ‘In the name of God, the most Merciful, the most Gracious.’ Christian readers will recognise what I’m doing — it’s very similar to the concept of saying grace.

The Koran says we cannot eat slaughtered meat unless the name of God exclusively has been pronounced over it, not any other deity or idol. So, it does not really matter if, when that cow or lamb was slaughtered, the abattoir workers were saying prayers or playing heavy rock music at full blast on their radios. The individual prayer just prior to actual consumption makes the meat fit — halal — to eat.

But if the Koran does not insist on what have become the customary halal methods, why are they now so prevalent in Britain? One reason is that religious zealots and theological ideologues are deliberately promoting confusion about halal to sow discord and resentment.




The alternative view: “The meat of a Jew and Christian is lawful if the meat has been slaughtered by a practicing Jew or Christian. Most of the meat is not slaughtered by practicing Christians or the name of God has not been pronounced at the point of slaughter. Scholars agree that Kosher meat is permissible for Muslims to eat. This commentator stands alone in his opinion about eating meat which has not been slaughtered. The verse in the Quran is correct but it refers to the Christians and Jews of old who followed Moses and Jesus and not of the Christians of the current time who say Jesus is son of God.”


Taxman has power to raid your bank accounts

Innocent people face having money taken straight out of their bank accounts under draconian powers to be used by the taxman, MPs warn today. A Treasury plan to allow HM Revenue and Customs to remove cash from bank accounts without a court order is “very concerning” because of its history of mistakes, a Commons committee said. In a consultation document this week, HMRC said the "direct recovery" powers could be used to take money from joint accounts.

The tax authorities admitted this week that about 17,000 people a year would be targeted under the new measures, set out in the Budget and designed for use against people who owe them money. But today the Commons Treasury committee says that taxpayers could suffer “serious detriment” if officials are able, either by mistake or through an “abuse” of power, to take money from people who have done no wrong.




On 7 May, at Manchester Magistrates Court, the judge dismissed cases against three more anti fracking protectors arrested by Greater Manchester Police at Barton Moss. The three were originally charged with obstructing the highway which was later changed to obstructing a police officer. Dismissing the charges, the judge said he found the case `astonishing'.

They were originally charged by Greater Manchester Police with `obstructing the highway' following a slow walk in front of lorries heading to the IGas exploratory drilling site on Barton Moss Road on November 27th. But this was subsequently changed to `obstructing a police officer', after a judge had ruled that Barton Moss Road wasn't a `highway'.

"We told the court from the beginning that this was not `obstruction of the highway' and, from February, we made an application to say that changing of the charges wasn't fair" Simon Pook of Robert Lizar Solicitors told the Salford Star "Today our position was accepted by the courts. The position adopted from the very beginning by Robert Lizars has been vindicated by the court and we welcome the verdict on this case."

The verdict makes a total of five Barton Moss protectors found not guilty in the two cases defended by Lizars during the last week, leading to many anti-fracking campaigners believing that the arrests were political. Indeed, during today's trial, officers said that they were `detailed to carry out arrests of individuals' – basically officers on the front line were told which protectors to `target'.

During the hearing, one of the officers in the front line when the arrests took place wasn't called to give evidence for the prosecution; instead officers were called who weren't actually on the front line – and in his summing up the judge said that he found the absence in court of key officers `astonishing'.

A post on one of the many Barton Moss facebook groups today stated "Despite six police officers testifying against them, not a single defence witness was called due to the case having so little evidence! Justice prevails again for Barton Moss! We are winning! xxx". With cases being dismissed, campaigners are now beginning to question the cost to the public of arresting protectors in the first place and bringing them to court on charges that the courts are throwing out.



Fracking delays a risk to 250,000 jobs, peers warn: Committee says major industries will quit Britain if drilling is not made a priority

Major industries will quit Britain if fracking is not made an urgent priority, peers claim. Shale gas drilling has been held up by complex rules and exaggerated environmental fears, a report by the Lords Economic Affairs Committee says. Its chairman Lord MacGregor said: ‘Potentially it’s a remarkable opportunity for this country. We believe the Government needs to get its act together…’ Lord MacGregor, said: ‘Here in the UK we have not yet left the starting gate. ‘Developing a successful shale gas and oil industry in the UK must be an urgent national priority.’

Lord MacGregor's Conflict of Interest: Previously just John MacGregor, he is the current Chairman of The British Energy Pension Fund Trustees and Chairman of Eggborough Power Ltd Pension Fund Trustees... both now part of EDF Energy.




FORTHCOMING ON DOOMWATCH – Next, on 16 May 2014, our show will be live from The Alternative View 5 - Humanity Versus Insanity. Friday 16th May to Monday 19th May 2014. Staverton Park Hotel, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 6JT.  We kick off the programme of events at 6.00pm, will have words with some of the speakers, and give you a taste of what’s happening – technology willing.

Speakers include Gerrard Williams (Author of ‘Grey Wolf’ – “Hitler – Escape to Argentina”), Roger Hayes (Bankster Mortgage Fraud), Danny Bamping (“Changing the Political Paradigm ... by Voting for No-Ta - None of the Above!), Dr Graham Downing (“The Making of a ZOMBIE”), Greg Nikoletos (“Annunaki/Satan and the Soul Harvest”), and Mike Robinson & Justin Walker (Debt-free Economics).

These are alongside Brian Gerrish (Common Sense: The antidote to the Common Purpose), Patrick Henningsen (Bending Reality: Countering Media Manipulation in the 21st Century), Mike Mitcham (“The 'SMART' Agenda ... 'SMART' for whom?”), David Lim (“Geo-Engineering, HAARP, Trans-Humanism and Health”), Neil Sanders (“The art of creating reality”), David Boyle  (”Everything you thought you knew is wrong”), alex:g (“Hollywood’s hidden codes”) and Ian R Crane (“Humanity versus Insanity”).  Find out more at www.alternativeview.co.uk

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