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Stanley
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Posted -  14/11/2010  :  06:26
NEW VERSION TO MAKE IT EASIER FOR MEMBERS WITH SLOW CONNECTIONS TO CONNECT.

Follw this LINK for last version.


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Stanley
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Posted - 13/07/2011 : 04:48
Word on World Service is that the Murdochs are using the war chest they had accumulated to finance the BSkyB bid to buy back shares in Newscorp as they have fallen 14%. This doesn't mean they have given up on the bid. Just making the money work, if the shares recover they'll get a nice profit. The market system at its best, making money out of your own cock-up. Question is, what will the motion be in the debate today?

Standard and Poors have relegated Irish bonds to junk status. The Newscorp scandal has knocked everything else off the  news. Castlebeg are in trouble with Rose Villa, four staff suspended. That story is still running. 


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Tardis
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Posted - 13/07/2011 : 11:04
Buried in the many statistics of yesterday's inflation figures

Meat prices are up over 8% on last year


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thomo
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Posted - 13/07/2011 : 15:34
Late news is that the BskyB bid is no more, good for I am sick of hearing about it.


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Bradders
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Posted - 13/07/2011 : 17:46
Cameron is "damaged goods"....long way to go yet !


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Stanley
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Posted - 14/07/2011 : 05:40
Exoneration of the Chinook pilots is now official, Liam Fox apologised yesterday. The verdict of unknown equipment failure that was the finding of the original enquiry before being rejected by the two senior officersis is reinstated. I'd like to see them do a synchronised grovel! It reminds me of the Big Harry case, seven years of pain for the families.

I'm baffled by the employment statistics. Unemployment down, biggest rise in applications for job-seeker's allowance for two years and number of partime jobs has risen sharply.  Sort that lot out!

FBI are investigating Newscorp in USA.

See this LINK for explosion in Licolnshire. It was suggested this morning that illegal distilling could have been the cause.


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frankwilk
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Posted - 14/07/2011 : 09:31
What caught my attention was Newsnight on BBC 2 last night, no matter what Paxman did he could not whip the " Focus Group " into a raving anti Murdoch mob.
One of the audience said she never gave it a thought how the newspapers obtained the stories, she just read the tittle tattle. What was interesting was the MP who said she had been threatened by the Mail and that Associated Press and Trinity Group would be called to give evidence. The BBC will go quiet now they have helped knock a major competition source down, because at the end of the day that is what it's all about  Revenue, Profit & Viewing figures for the Media Industry.
The other thing that caught my attention was Godron in the House, one word springs to mind Hypocrite, so glad we got rid of him. If they did hack his Building Society maybe it was because his buddy whom he made a Lord, had been found fiddling his a few years earlier !!!

Interesting comment by Fink.
Murdoch supported Blair, because they both wanted the same things, as the readers of the Sun wanted!!!  Say what you want about News Corp they have been in touch with the people for quite a long time now. That's how the NoW and the Sun have remained at the top of the circulation list otherwise the majority would abandon them, which they haven't.
 I haven't noticed 1000s of people rushing to cancel their BskyB subscription neither !!!
The Circus is packing up now for their Summer Hols back to the Euro Crisis, and the Inflation Figures things that matter to real people.
For me back to the Poolside to watch the Open, without BSkyB I wouldn't be able to do that here in Sunny broken Spain.
Now that could be the next crisis, Spain fragementing into 3 parts just like the UK.
 I wonder where that would leave Northern Ireland should England, Scotland and Wales part company ??  More devolved powers being handed out will lead to tears !!!
One final point has this media storm  done Clegg and the Liberals some good ?? the Liberals have never been important enough to bother the press in the past so they are "clean" in the current situation  mmmm 

Edited by - frankwilk on 14/07/2011 09:34:58 AM



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Stanley
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Posted - 15/07/2011 : 05:50
I was listening to the World Service this morning as usual and realised it was almost 05:30. Strange, any fule know that 05:20 is switchover time. Checked the clock but that was right. Then R4 came on and whilst making no reference to the ten minutes delay announced that some scheduled programmes would be changed because of industrial action by journalists. Phew! My world dropped back into synch.

Later at 06:00, no news, Reith lecture again.


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wendyf
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Posted - 15/07/2011 : 07:20
It had me worried too, I put R4 on at about 6.20, no news or time check till 7.00am, I had started to worry that I was having a particularly complex dream.


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Stanley
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Posted - 15/07/2011 : 09:46
IWendy, I always remember the story about the instructions to captains of nuclear submarines that should they lose contact with HQ they should try to raise BBC World Service. If that was absent they could assume that someting serious had happened and we were under attack.


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catgate
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Posted - 15/07/2011 : 20:55
I saw this today and thought of OGFB

http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=30128


Every silver lining has a cloud.


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panbiker
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Posted - 15/07/2011 : 21:35
Just had a quick (very quick) look at the conspirator site in Catty's link. I take it then that every single person that works in banking has signed some kind of secrets act that forbids them from telling the truth of the matter? That's an awful lot of people to keep quiet.

Absolute rubbish.



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Bradders
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Posted - 15/07/2011 : 23:36


quote:
catgate wrote:
I saw this today and thought of OGFB

http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=30128

Why.... ?


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Stanley
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Posted - 16/07/2011 : 04:54
Evidently the strike at BBC was against cut backs and compulsory redfundancies in World Service at Bush House and the BBC minitoring station, both due to withdeawal od Foreign Office funding I think.  Bothe essential services and good for the country. I'm glad someone is making a meaningful protest.

Brad, same thought occurred to me....

Rebekah the lightning rod has gone. More importtant so has Les Hinton, Murdoch's main man, been with him for years and credited with masterminding many of the deals. I note that Murdoch's 'apology' doesn't include anything about bad management practices initiating the criminal activities and failing to do anything to stop it. The pathetic defence is still that they didn't know what was going on. Not credible. The nearest he got to it was to say that they had made minor mistakes. Really? I wouldn't like to see a major one.


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frankwilk
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Posted - 16/07/2011 : 08:23
Yes Stanley I agree we must continue to fund all the people working at the BBC no matter if they are required or not, breathtaking
The duplication at the BBC News is almost beyond belief. No wonder they are running scared of Sky News.Patten has some work to do at the BBC watch this space.
The Billionaire Murdochs mistakes.
 I wish I could have made the same mistakes the clue is in the bold word !!!



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Bradders
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Posted - 16/07/2011 : 10:42


quote:
frankwilk wrote:.
The Billionaire Murdochs mistakes.
 I wish I could have made the same mistakes the clue is in the bold word !!!
Really ? (apart from being an unprincipled g#t , reviled so by many , there is a chance that he will end his days behind bars...)

Edited by - Bradders on 16/07/2011 11:07:38 AM


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