Monthly Archives: June 2010
A recent BBC article discusses the pro’s and con’s of re-writing history to present a more positive view of a nations past. The thesis of the article is that there are two opposing schools of thought on national histories. Firstly … Continue reading
It has been widely reported that our new prime minister has stated that British troops ought to withdraw from Afghanistan within five years. However, slightly less widely reported, is that the next sentence out of his mouth was to state … Continue reading
It is apparently axiomatic of BBC coverage that reporters should be “objective” purveyors of information received. Even though the reporter is a human being with a vested interest in the survival of civilisation they are expected to report, without personal … Continue reading
I have recently discovered, and been very impressed with, the qemu ncurses display driver. Basically it lets you run a guest OS inside of a regular terminal emulator. Currently the curses display works almost perfectly when the BIOS and guest … Continue reading
From: Gianni Tedesco To: email@example.com Subject: Spending cuts Date: 19/06/10 17:52:04 Hi Julian, I am constituent of Cambridge and live in East Chesterton. I am contacting you to with my feedback, as requested, on spending cuts. Firstly let me state … Continue reading
From: Gianni Tedesco To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: re: Congress tells Hayward BP ignored oil well dangers Date: 17/06/10 21:09:59 Hi, In the above article it is stated that congress had accused BP of “complacency” before the April 20 “rig explosion” and … Continue reading
From: Gianni Tedesco To: Jon.Donnison@bbc.co.uk Subject: re: Israelis reflect on flotilla raid Date: 13/06/10 18:37:23 Hi, In the above mentioned article you state that “there is a substantial [Israeli] minority who believes the blockade [of Gaza] is at best counterproductive … Continue reading
BBC systematically ignores all relevent factors in assessing Iranian capability to respond to threats to her vital interests
From: Gianni Tedesco To: Paul.Reynolds-INTERNET@bbc.co.uk Subject: re: New UN sanctions will not deter Iran Date: 12/06/10 16:02:27 Hi, In the above mentioned article you ask the question “will Iran budge?” and you state that “The problem is that the really … Continue reading
The Iranian bogey-man. Dear Jeremy, is the BBC cynically manipulating public ignorance and emotionality?
From: Gianni Tedesco To: Jeremy.Bowen@bbc.co.uk Subject: re: Ahmadinejad: New UN Iran sanctions ‘fit for dustbin’ Date: 10/06/10 18:32:07 Hi, For reasons unknown to myself I am still following the fanciful fairytale narrative of wicked asiatic tyrants in Iran trying to … Continue reading
“‘I will never take my eyes off of al-Qaeda,’ said the general.” Ooooh you’re so butch, will you be my daddy?
From: Gianni Tedesco To: Jeremy.Bowen@bbc.co.uk Subject: re: US says 80% of al-Qaeda leaders in Iraq removed Date: 07/06/10 19:32:52 Hi, I am not sure what to make of the claim about “Al-Qaeda leaders” being eliminated in Iraq. Scholars of the … Continue reading