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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 27 - Thomas Sheridan and AV5 Review

Doomwatch 27 - Thomas Sheridan and AV5 Review

Friday 23 May 2014, 6.00pm-8.00pm UK on Peterborough FM - You are invited to join host alex:g, Text Jockey Lexy Manning, and Voice of the Visuals Tom Mutiny for this 27th edition of DOOMWATCH - this week reviewing last weekend's the Alternative View Conference - AV5, at the Staverton Park Hotel, Daventry, UK. 

Helping us to put the event into perspective is author and artist Thomas Sheridan as we analyse the thirteen presentations that were on offer, and the wealth of knowledge that was within the audience.

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



Survey suggests support for fracking in UK falls below 50%

Just 49.8% were in favour of shale gas extraction when researchers from the University of Nottingham asked 3,657 people earlier this month. This is the lowest number in support of fracking since the university started its poll on the issue in 2012. The latest results found 31.4% were against fracking, while 18.4% were undecided.

"The May 2014 survey confirms that the turn against fracking for shale gas in the UK has deepened," says the report. And it cites the anti-fracking protests which took place in the village of Balcombe in West Sussex in 2013 as a tipping point when the tide of public opinion towards shale gas extraction began to shift. Since those protests the number of people against fracking has been steadily rising, it says.

annieavatar commented:


  • Harmful to the climate
  • Uses lots of precious water
  • Keeps the illusion going that we can consume more and more power
  • Contaminates soils, air and water
  • Causes earthquakes
  • Puts arsenic in groundwater
  • Methane gas is released during the fracking process
  • It can bring down value of the land
  • It will increase house insurances


  • More money for the elite and greedy bankers



Fracking: Southern England 'Ripe For Drilling'

The long-awaited survey by the British Geological Survey (BGS) is likely to confirm substantial reserves in Conservative strongholds Kent, Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire. It comes as communities affected by fracking will reportedly be offered average payouts of £800,000 in a bid to win over opponents of the technique. Prime Minister David Cameron, a supporter of fracking, will announce the extra compensation in addition to a one-off payment of £100,000 and a 1% share of profits, according to The Times.

The BGS has already suggested there could be enough shale gas in the north of England to supply Britain for 40 years. And it now it appears large areas of the south are in line for the controversial extraction technique. The South Downs National Park lies across much of the area likely to hold reserves totalling several billion barrels of oil.

Ministers are also said to be planning to give energy firms the right to lay pipelines under houses without worrying about trespass laws. This would mean they would not have to get permission from homeowners.

Business Secretary Vince Cable said people involved in the fracking debate appeared to be "over-reacting in both directions. People are terrified this is going to pollute and compromise the environment - it doesn't have to do that. Providing there are proper safeguards for the environment, and there have to be proper safeguards, there is no reason why it should create a backlash."


Current average property asking price in the South-East: £356,77


California's Fracking Boom Just Got Busted

Energy Information Administration officials told reporters on Wednesday that they are cutting their estimate of how much oil can be drawn out of California's massive Monterey Shale formation by a whopping 96 percent.  The news deals a serious blow to the fracking industry and has environmentalists cheering as momentum builds behind a legislative effort to put a moratorium on fracking in California. The estimate will be released publically next month, according to reports.

In 2012, the federal officials estimated that 13.7 billion barrels of oil could be recovered from the Monterey Shale. The EIA now says that only 600 million barrels of oil can be recovered using existing technologies such as acid treatment and fracking.

The earlier estimate was based on a 2011 study by an EIA contractor that assumed the industry's latest extraction techniques would make the Monterey's reserves as easy to recover as those in shale formations under Texas and North Dakota, where fracking technology has fuelled ongoing oil and gas booms. But the geological formations in the Monterey Shale, it turns out, are not as easily punctured because they have been impacted by seismic activity.



​Illegal dumping of fracking fluids in Texas highlights risk

Texas authorities are investigating the illegal dumping of toxic oil-and-gas-drilling waste fluids in Karnes County, Texas, ground zero for the hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, boom in the state’s Eagle Ford Shale region. Fracking drilling fluid – often riddled with hazardous and often undisclosed chemicals, contaminants, oil, and metal shavings – was spilled over eight miles of a rural roadway in middle of the night last March, according to a Karnes County Sheriff's Department report obtained by Inside Climate News.

The spill led to an investigation by the sheriff's department, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and the state Railroad Commission, which regulates the oil and gas industry in Texas. This kind of incident, increasingly common amid the domestic fracking bonanza, underscores the risks that come with an unprecedented grab for new forms of energy in Texas and other states in the US.

The US Environmental Protection Agency says drilling and fracking a single well in the Eagle Ford Shale region can take 4.9 million gallons of water. Storage of this contaminated liquid is one of the many problems associated with the human and environmental risks fracking poses, as RT has reported on in the past.

Injection wells used to dispose of fracking wastewater have contributed to heightened earthquake activity across the nation. Evaporation pits and waste fields are associated with “noxious fumes and harmful airborne chemicals,” according to Inside Climate News. Oftentimes wastewater is stored wherever it is convenient and hidden, said Sharon Wilson, of Earthworks’ Texas Oil and Gas Accountability Project. "There is so much of this that they don't know what to do with it," she told Inside Climate News. "So it's not surprising that there are cases where it's just dumped anywhere."



Early local council results show Ukip already taking seats from Tories in south and from Labour heartlands in north.

Ukip gains cost the Tories control of Basildon, Castle Point and Southend while a surge in Essex saw Mr Farage's party erode the Labour grip in Thurrock - a key Westminster target for Ed Miliband's party.

In the north, Ukip showed it could pose a threat to Labour in its strongholds, taking 10 of the 21 council seats up for election in Rotherham, including nine gains, and polling an average of 47 per cent where its candidates stood.

The Lib Dems lost control of Portsmouth after Ukip won six seats, including defeating under-fire Lib Dem MP Mike Hancock who was standing for re-election to the council.

Speaking to reporters outside his home this morning, Ukip's Nigel Farage said: 'There are areas of the country where now we have got an imprint in local government. Under the first-past-the-post system we are serious players.'  All the main parties have been left reeling about how to respond to the Ukip threat, with just a year to go until the general election.

Labour leader Ed Miliband, under pressure for failing to make major gains with a year until the general election said voters turned to Ukip out of a 'deep sense of discontent' with the way the country is being run. He insisted he can 'persuade' Ukip backers to support him in the battle for Number 10 in May next year. Senior Labour MPs rounded on the party leadership today, as election experts warned the party was no longer on track to win the next general election.

Conservative Cabinet ministers were today forced to reject calls for a pact with Ukip to stem losses at the general election. Tory MPs fear that unless David Cameron can do a deal with Nigel Farage, which would see Ukip agree not to stand against Eurosceptic Conservatives, Labour could take power next year.

Nick Clegg today refused to resign as Lib Dem leader after losing control of some of his party's heartland councils. The Lib Dems were ousted from Portsmouth after a surge of support for Ukip while the Tories took control of Kingston-upon-Thames - the local authority of Energy Secretary Ed Davey.  Mr Clegg conceded that his party had suffered at the hands of a Ukip surge, blaming a 'very strong anti-politics feeling among the public. But he added: 'Actually I think in the areas where we have MPs where we have good organisation on the ground... we are actually doing well.' The Lib Dems are are on course to lose around 300 seats.  Earlier Lib Dem minister Lynne Featherstone said her party had lost its ‘humanity’ in office.

David Cameron and senior Tories, however, are said to be planning a ‘Save Clegg’ operation that will see the Lib Dems given ‘wins’ in the forthcoming Queen’s Speech. Lib Dem sources insisted their vote was holding up well in their Parliamentary seats, and that both the Tories and Labour were falling short of the sort of results they need to demonstrate if they want to win a majority next year.

More than 4,000 council seats at 161 English local authorities were up for grabs, including the London boroughs and those in Northern Ireland. Votes were also cast throughout the UK for the European Parliament contest to return 73 MEPs - but those results will not be announced until Sunday night (and in some cases Monday).



Why Elites And Psychopaths Are Useless To Society

The ultimate and final goal of evil is to obscure and destroy our very conception of evil itself, to change the inherent moral fibre of all humanity until people can no longer recognize what is right and what is wrong. Evil is not a wisp of theological myth or a simplistic explanation for the aberrant behaviours of the criminal underbelly; rather, it is a tangible and ever present force in our world. It exists in each and every one of us. All men do battle with this force for the entirety of our lives in the hope that when we leave this Earth, we will leave it better and not worse.

Two methods remain prominent in the arsenal of elites.

Convince Good People To Do Evil In The Name Of ‘Good’ - This strategy is still effective, depending on the scenario encountered. Elitists are very fond of presenting mind games to the public (in TV, cinema, books, etc), which I call “no-win scenarios.” These games are hypothetical dilemmas that require the participant or viewer to make a forced choice with only two options: The participant can strictly follow his conscience, which usually means assured destruction for himself and others; or he can bend or break the rules of conscience in order to save lives and achieve a “greater good.”

Convince Good People That There Is No Such Thing As ‘Evil’ People - Any action, no matter how horrifying, can be rationalized by the intellectual mind or the mathematical mind. This is why we are born with an emotional and empathic side to our natures. Those who embrace evil often seek to soften their image through the use of cold rationalization. They appeal to our desire to feel logically responsible and to boost our intelligent self-image.



Sainsbury's removes 'slave' mannequin display

Sainsbury's has removed a "slave" mannequin from a display after complaints from members of the public. The dummy, dressed in torn black trousers and a beige shirt appeared in its store in Heyford Hill, Oxford. Shocked shoppers posted photographs on Twitter of the display for Oscar-winning film 12 Years a Slave.

Sainsbury's said in a statement: "We can only apologise. It's been taken down and clearly should never have gone up in the first place." The display led to a backlash from Twitter users who thought it inappropriate. Ava Vidal tweeted: "Can Sainsbury's publicly explain why they thought it was appropriate to promote 'slave chic' as a thing? Disgraceful!" Little Red tweeted: "Oh my God. Sainsbury's actually did a 12 Years a Slave 'get the look'." The film, directed by Steve McQueen, tells how free-born black man Solomon Northup is kidnapped and forced into slavery before finally winning his freedom 12 years later.



Godzilla Attack! Pranksters hack San Francisco road sign to warn drivers of trouble ahead

A prankster had monster-ous fun ahead of the opening of blockbuster Godzilla, by programming a road sign to warn drivers that the creature was attacking San Francisco. The electronic sign was set up last week to flag potential delays caused by a fun run, but instead the ominous messages ‘Godzilla Attack’ and ‘Turn Back’ were displayed. The joke messages appeared just before Godzilla stomped all over the competition by taking top spot at the box office at the weekend, raking in $93.2million.

The sign is provided by Pacific Highway Rentals and its boss, Paul Indelicato, believes it was hacked by someone who knew the combination code to its lock. He said: ‘We’re guessing it’s someone who knew the combination and put the message up there. It only takes a minute to change the message. Someone was having fun.’



Natural home-birth under threat as independent midwives face insurance crisis

British women may not be able to find a midwife who will help in a natural birth at home after July.  That’s when new EU regulations come into force that make professional indemnity (PI) insurance mandatory—and independent midwives, who make home visits, desperately need to find a benefactor or two who will underwrite their PI scheme to the tune of £1m.

Despite pre-election promises by Prime Minister David Cameron, the Conservative government will not support the midwives—so they need to find a group or benefactor who will provide surety to the scheme.  “It doesn’t mean someone has to physically hand out £1m.  They just have to be prepared to act as guarantors to that value in case there are major claims made against a midwife,” said Katharine Graves, a spokeswoman for Independent Midwives UK (IMUK), which represents the UK’s 180 independent midwives.

Without this guarantee, the independent midwives will have to stop practising in the UK, which means women who want a home-birth will do so unassisted, which could be dangerous, and so will be urged to have the delivery in a hospital.  IMUK’s chairwoman Jacqui Tomkins says that around 3,000 mothers who would otherwise have a home-birth will instead have to go to an already over-stretched NHS every year. Up to now, independent midwives, who have broken away from the NHS in order to help women have natural births at home, have not been insured, and have been personally liable for any claim for medical negligence. 



Government Health Care Schedules Child’s Sex Change Despite Parent’s Objection

Britain’s National Health Service and the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust clinic will allow a 16 year old girl to change her sex despite the vehement objection of her mother, according to a story posted by the Daily Mail earlier this week.  “This escalating nightmare began when Megan was referred to an NHS counsellor last summer for nothing more than help in dealing with her teenage mood swings and her desire to ‘fit in,’” writes Isabel Robinson. “Against my will and with alarming rapidity, my daughter was referred to the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust clinic in North London, the UK’s only specialist centre for youngsters diagnosed with gender dysphoria.”

So-called gender dysphoria, or gender identity disorder (GID), is a psychology term used to describe discontent with the sex an individual is “assigned” at birth. The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, maintained by the World Health Organization, classified GID as a medical disorder. The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust clinic has established a Gender Identity Development Service for “children who are unhappy with their biological sex” and offers “counselling to children of parents with trans-sexualism or other gender identity problems.”

The Tavistock Clinic began offering hormone blockers to children as young as 12 in 2011. “We’re talking about stopping puberty in the normal range of puberty, so I guess the younger age might be ten or nine,” Dr Polly Carmichael, a doctor heading up a three year study on transgender modification for children told the Mail on Sunday. The transgender agenda is supported by the United Nations. UN Human Rights boss Navi Pillay has launched “an unprecedented global public education campaign to promote greater respect for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people everywhere,” according to the Council for Global Equality.



Mothballed Naked Body Scanners End Up Being Used In Prisons

Over 150 radiation spewing body scanners, previously used by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in the nation’s airports, have been redeployed into environments much more fitting of their use – prisons. The machines, previously used to digitally strip search people who have had all their rights taken away by the authorities, are now being used to… digitally strip search people who have had all their rights taken away by the authorities.

However, because the subjects of the radiation firing scanners are now hardened criminals, it really doesn’t matter that their slave masters can see naked images of them and have a right old laugh about it. It’s also a fact that prisoners have absolutely zero right to be concerned about their privacy, according to the TSA.

The truth is that these machines would still be in the airports had it not been for the surfacing of allegations that the manufacturer, Rapiscan, manipulated operational tests on the machines, and the fact that the company was too incompetent to develop the “stick man” software that masks naked images produced by the scanners.

The one remaining snag is that the machines don’t work. A TSA whistleblower revealed earlier this year that even the trainers who taught screeners how to use the scanners knew this. He said we wouldn’t be able to distinguish plastic explosives from body fat and that guns were practically invisible if they were turned sideways in a pocket. “We quickly found out the trainer was not kidding: Officers discovered that the machines were good at detecting just about everything besides cleverly hidden explosives and guns. The only thing more absurd than how poorly the full-body scanners performed was the incredible amount of time the machines wasted for everyone.”

You’d think that this would be the end of the road for body scanners. You’d think that the government would learn a lesson from all of this. You’d also be wrong. Instead of laying the technology to rest, the TSA is seeking a new generation of more powerful body scanners.



Climategate 3.0: Blogger Threatened for Exposing 97% "Consensus" Fraud

In what is nearly a replay of the Climategate e-mail scandal of the University of East Anglia, independent climate blogger Brandon Shollenberger has been threatened with a lawsuit and arrest if he releases data that climate alarmists left online, unencrypted, showing their claim that 97.1 percent of climate scientists “endorsed the consensus position that humans are causing global warming” is false — and a huge fabrication. The lawsuit threat is the latest development in a drama that began a little over a year ago, when Shollenberger scooped the global establishment media and the world scientific community to expose one of the biggest science frauds of all time.

The 97-per-cent myth was launched last year by Australian global-warming activist John Cook and the alarmist website, SkepticalScience.com. Responsible scientists and sensible laymen were properly sceptical of the SkepticalScience claims from the get-go, but it took the investigative digging of independent blogger Shollenberger to expose how Cook was cooking the data.

Incredibly (but not so surprisingly, considering the fanaticism of some climate zealots), after deconstructing Cook’s data that was publicly available, Shollenberger found that only 65 (yes, 65) of the 12,000+ scientific abstracts Cook and his team of volunteers studied can be said to endorse the position that human activity is responsible for most of the experienced global warming. For a 97.1-percent “consensus” we would expect 11,640+ abstracts to endorse anthropogenic (human-caused) global warming, or AGW — not a mere 65!

And now, according to Shollenberger, he recently retrieved further raw data of Cook, et al from a “publicly accessible, third-party website,” where it was being stored. Shollenberger says it didn’t require any “hacking” because it was unprotected and unencrypted.  The University of Queensland, Australia, then issued threats to sue him if he released the information. After some consideration and consultation, Shollenberger announced on 18 May on his blog that he is challenging the university. He released the threatening letter from them, and said he would release the Cook data, unless the university, SkepticalScience, or Cook would respond to his inquiries, with an explanation as to what legal or ethical consideration should compel him not to publish this publicly accessed data.



NEXT ON DOOMWATCH – No show next week, 30 May. The guest for the following week, 6 June, will be Aisling Fitzgibbon, The Girl Against Fluoride.

Live in-studio on 13 June will be Darren Deojee, who will be presenting SECRETS BEHIND OUR LANGUAGE at the Lincolnshire Awareness Group, The New England Hotel, Wide Bargate, Boston PE21 6SH the day before, on Thursday 12 June.

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