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  • UK 'chronically' underspending on climate change adaptation, warns watchdog

    02/01/2023 3:16:50 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    SKY News ^ | February 1, 2023 | By Tom Clarke
    The risks of heatwaves, droughts, flooding and failing critical infrastructure are increasing in the UK due to global warming, but the government has been too slow in acting to limit them, according to a new report from its climate change watchdog. Adapting to higher temperatures and the more intense heatwaves and storms they are predicted to bring, requires investment of around £10bn a year, says the Climate Change Committee (CCC). Spending on everything from flood defences, to more heat-resilient homes, to improved drinking water supplies is falling well short of what is needed to insulate the UK from climate impacts,...
  • Woke DEI policies are gonna kill us all 😭

    01/31/2023 11:56:39 AM PST · by Red Badger · 44 replies
    Not The Bee ^ | Jan 31, 2023 | Joel Abbott
    Hiring based on skill, ability, and intelligence is bigoted! Navy chiefs have ordered an investigation after workers on a Trident submarine turned to super gluing broken bolts in a nuclear reactor chamber. Yes, you read that right. The faulty repairs were only discovered when a bolt fell off during checks on HMS Vanguard. It had come off through over-tightening, with staff resorting to gluing the heads back on as a quick fix. Here's the HMS Vanguard: In this case, workers from a contract company, Babcock, accidentally overtightened bolts that hold together the cooling pipes for the ship's nuclear reactor. The...
  • London Police Recruiting Illiterate Officers Who Can Barely Write English to Meet Diversity Quotas

    01/31/2023 9:59:37 AM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    Newswars ^ | January 30, 2023 | Paul Joseph Watson
    They may also have criminal records.. The Metropolitan Police in London is recruiting officers who are illiterate, can barely write English, and may have a criminal record in order to meet diversity quotas, it has been revealed. Yes, really. A 2014 promise to have 40% of the force be represented by ethnic minorities by 2023 has fallen well short, with just 17% of officers being from ‘diverse’ backgrounds. Matt Parr, the head of the organization responsible for inspecting British police forces, told the Telegraph that London, “which will likely be a minority white city in the next decade or so,...
  • Heartache as 'fit and healthy' young man dies after sudden chest pains at home

    01/29/2023 12:59:11 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 55 replies
    The Express ^ | 1/28/23 | Fatima Aziz, Ashley Summerfield
    "The second he stood up was the second he passed away." Heartache as 'fit and healthy' young man dies after sudden chest pains at home "The second he stood up was the second he passed away." By Fatima Aziz, Ashley Summerfield 18:01, Sat, Jan 28, 2023 0 Niqash Saeed Niqash Saeed died after experiencing chest pains Tributes have been paid to an "open-hearted" young man following his sudden death. Niqash Saeed had a "God-given ability to bring a smile to anyone's face" and was hailed as "the glue in his community" After going to rest upstairs at his family home,...
  • State Pension Age Change Fury as Thousands to Be 'Plunged Into Poverty' With New Increase

    01/28/2023 12:47:47 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 51 replies
    Express (U.K.) ^ | Wed, Jan 25, 2023 | Milie Cooke
    Furious campaigners warned proposals to hike up the state pension age 11 years earlier than planned would leave the retirement plans of older workers in tatters.Employees aged 54 and under would be forced to delay quitting their jobs under plans floated by the Treasury. Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s team has examined bringing forward a planned rise in the pensionable age 68 by more than a decade to save billions. But Age UK said making 50-somethings wait longer for their pension would leave many struggling to make ends meet in later life. Charity director Caroline Abrahams said: “We feel strongly that there...
  • Warning climate change impacting on avalanche risk

    01/27/2023 5:48:21 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    BBC News ^ | January 27, 2023 | By Steven McKenzie
    Avalanche forecasters say they are seeing likely impacts of climate change high in Scotland's mountains. The Scottish Avalanche Information Service said conditions were changing more rapidly and avalanches occurring in tighter spaces of time. It said named storms - such as 2021's Storm Barra - brought short, significant periods of "proper winter", raising the avalanche risk. The storms have often been followed by rising temperatures and snow loss. But SAIS warned that even in those "leaner" times when there was less snow potential hazards remained, often higher up towards the top of a coire, gully or mountain summit. Dr Mike...
  • The British Health Care System Is Collapsing: Yet this is what Democrats are trying to import here

    01/25/2023 8:07:26 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Townhall ^ | 01/25/2023 | Matt Vespa
    The British healthcare system is collapsing, and it couldn’t come at a worse time for the governing party of the United Kingdom. The Conservative Party is already reeling from multiple political crises that saw the exits of Prime Ministers Boris Johnson and Liz Truss. Current Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is staring a massive social calamity in the face amid sinking poll numbers for his party. The next British general election isn’t until 2025, but Sunak is already trailing Labour by at least 20 points in the polls. Yet, he can’t worry about that now since the National Health Service will...
  • Scottish trans 'woman' convicted of raping two women may be headed to women's prison

    01/25/2023 8:03:36 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/25/2023 | John Sexton
    Yesterday, a trans 'woman' who goes by Isla Bryson was convicted on two separate counts of rape for incidents that occurred in 2016 and 2019.Bryson had attacked the first victim at a flat in Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire, on Sept 16 2016, having met on the Badoo dating site. The woman recalled repeatedly stating “no” as a “muscular” attacker forced himself upon her.The second woman was raped at a flat in Drumchapel, Glasgow, on June 27 2019. The victim recalled feeling “crushed” as the attacker she knew as Adam forced himself on her.She stated: “I told him to stop and he...
  • New peak rates mean charging electric cars more expensive than petrol

    01/24/2023 5:56:31 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 31 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 01/23/2023 | Gareth Corfield
    New peak pricing at electric car chargepoints can leave consumers worse off than if they stuck to traditional petrol-engined vehicles, according to new analysis from the AA. Previous analysis by motoring organisations has showed the cost of charging electric vehicles has soared in recent months, driven by rising energy prices partly triggered by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine last February...
  • UK activates coal reserve to boost supply during cold snap (windmills are inactive)

    01/23/2023 10:10:21 PM PST · by dennisw · 32 replies ^ | Jan 22 |
    The UK’s grid operator asked three coal-fired power units to be ready to generate on Monday as it boosts electricity supplies during a cold snap. It would be the first time this winter National Grid Plc uses the reserve. The units are warming up and will be ready to generate electricity early Monday if needed. Demand is set to surge during a spell of freezing weather in the UK just as wind speeds drop — curbing supply. It will also use a new tool that pays homes to reduce consumption between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Monday, when forecasts show...
  • JK Rowling Shuts Down Trans Activist with Perfect 2-Word Blast that Goes Mega-Viral

    01/23/2023 5:41:29 PM PST · by montag813 · 36 replies
    RNN ^ | 01-23-2023 | Becca London
    by Becca LondonAuthor J.K. Rowling went viral on Sunday after responding to a transgender activist who attacked her without provocation. On Sunday, Rowling criticized Scottish politicians for participating in a demonstration in which at least several "trans" activists person had signs reading "Decapitate TERFs" - among other disturbing slogans. A "TERF" is the Trans radicals' acronym for "trans-exclusionary radical feminist," or in other words, a woman who dares to notice that men who dress as women are not actually women.Mass outrage filled social media against these politicans for their gleeful smiles in front of signs calling for literal violence, and...
  • Church of England issues formal apology to LGBTQ members amid spat over same-sex marriage

    01/23/2023 4:13:24 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 22nd 2022 | Fox News
    The Church of England issued a formal apology to LGBTQ members of the Anglican Communion who have felt excluded by the institution even as officials decided to continue to bar same-sex marriages in its churches. "We want to apologize for the ways in which the Church of England has treated LGBTQI+ people — both those who worship in our churches and those who do not," the bishops of the church wrote in "Living in Love and Faith," a report released Friday following a six-year consultation period about identity, sexuality, relationships and marriage. "For the times we have rejected or excluded...
  • National Grid will pay homeowners tonight to switch off radiators, ovens and washing machines between 5-6pm as energy boss hints emergency winter plan will be made permanent - here's how you can get £20 electricity payment

    01/23/2023 1:06:33 AM PST · by C19fan · 30 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 23, 2023 | Martin Robinson
    Millions of households and businesses will be paid to cut back their electricity usage between 5pm and 6pm today to prevent blackouts on one of the coldest days of the year amid warnings energy supplies will be ‘tighter than normal’. The National Grid said it would be activating its Demand Flexibility Service (DFS) this evening with 26 major energy suppliers such as British Gas, EDF, Eon and Octopus Energy signed up. Households could receive payments of up to £20 back if they don't use ovens, washing machines, tumble dryers, dishwashers, games consoles or decide not to charge their cars during...
  • US Government Forfeits All Ownership and Licensing Rights to Pfizer

    01/21/2023 1:48:00 PM PST · by george76 · 23 replies
    The Kingston Report ^ | Jan 20, 2023 | Karen Kingston
    This is a very unique and extreme combination of exceptions that the US government made for Pfizer, that they didn’t make for Moderna or any other COVID-19 ‘vaccine’ manufacturer or subcontractor ... The NIH and Moderna own dozens of COVID-19 mRNA nanotechnology patents and were expecting BIG payouts from global COVID-19 ‘vaccine’ sales, especially from Pfizer. Per Pfizer’s December 12, 2022, mRNA Portfolio presentation by Navin Katyal, Pfizer has captured 63% of the global mRNA vaccine market. ... If one company received the royalty payouts on the global sales of Pfizer’s COVID-19 mRNA ‘vaccine’ alone, that company would likely be...
  • Nolte: Harry and Meghan’s Popularity in Freefall

    01/20/2023 12:48:58 PM PST · by Magnatron · 98 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 January 2023 | John Nolte
    Harry and Meghan, the Prince and Duchess of Exhibitionism, might be making money and selling books, but the cost to their popularity and legacy has been devastating. In Harry and Meghan’s historic quest to prove they are two of history’s most narcissistic, whiny, selfish, disloyal, back-stabbing crybullies the planet has ever produced, we have been subjected to a six-hour — six hours, y’all — Netflix doc, an Oprah interview, countless other interviews, and a book that has so far sold about more than three million copies. Please pay attention to what I write next because this is the most important...
  • Ignore the remainer doomsters, Brexit has not failed

    01/20/2023 5:34:23 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 20/1/23 | Lord Frost
    With the Conservative Party twenty points behind Labour in the opinion polls can Rishi Sunak save the Tories from destruction? Is it even desirable for the party to survive? To answer these questions and more Steven Edginton is joined by the Conservative peer and former Chief Brexit Negotiator Lord Frost.
  • UK retail sales fall unexpectedly as consumers cut back

    01/20/2023 3:19:29 AM PST · by fluorescence · 3 replies
    Yahoo ^ | January 20, 2023 | Pedro Goncalves
    Retail sales in the UK unexpectedly fell by 1% in December, the second month of decline, as cost-conscious shoppers curbed spending over Christmas. The drop in sales last month was driven by non food sales as "consumers cut back on spending because of increased prices and affordability concerns," according to the according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). "After last month's boost as shoppers stocked up early, food sales fell back again in December with supermarkets reporting this was due to increase food prices and the rising cost of living," said Heather Bovill, deputy director for surveys and economic...
  • 'Little good news': Govt on track to miss two-thirds of its own environment targets

    01/19/2023 5:13:37 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    SKY News ^ | January 19, 2023 | By Victoria Seabrook
    England's environmental watchdog has admitted it has "little good news to report" in its latest appraisal of the government's progress on climate and nature targets. The highly critical report scrutinised goals that included cleaning up polluted water and stopping vital species from dying, and found the government is not "demonstrably" on track to meet a single one. In fact, it is on course to miss 14 of the 23 targets, including on protecting commercially important fish and shellfish populations, and reducing people's water consumption and waste. Others could not be judged because data is not being collected. The Office of...
  • Fertiliser made from human faeces and urine is 'safe' to use on food crops, say scientists

    01/19/2023 5:01:31 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 68 replies
    SKY News ^ | January 19, 2023
    Fertiliser made from human faeces and urine is safe to use in agriculture and has "huge potential" to replace 25% of current synthetic products in some countries, according to research. The findings come as farmers continue to struggle with rising fertiliser costs due to a combination of climate change and the war in Ukraine. Researchers screened human waste for 310 chemicals - including rubber additives, insect repellents and pharmaceuticals - and only found them in 6.5% of the samples examined, but still at low concentrations. Scientists said low levels of the painkiller ibuprofen and mood-stabilising drug carbamazepine were found -...
  • Church of England bishops refuse to back gay marriage

    01/18/2023 4:52:24 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 9 replies
    BBC News ^ | 18th January 2023 | Harry Farley
    Church of England bishops have refused to back a change in teaching to allow priests to marry same-sex couples, sources have told BBC News. They met on Tuesday to finalise their recommendations after five years of consultation and debate on the Church's position on sexuality. Their proposal will be debated at the Church's equivalent of a parliament - the General Synod - next month. BBC News spoke to several bishops present at the meeting who said the Church's teaching that Holy Matrimony is only between one man and one woman would not change and would not be put to a...