After a well earned break and a dearth of news that we can comment on we are back
The Swine Flu Scam revisited
As the swine flu pandemic that did not happen last year refuses to happen again this year the fear and panic industry has gone into overdrive over a handful of serious cases of flu that might or might not be the notoriously elusive H1N1 variant.
Like Ponzi schemes, health scares resurface with amazing regularity.
Remember how last year the government and their buddies the Pharmaceutical industry tried to spread fear and panic by telling us Swine Flu was coming and it would be worse than the Black Plague.
And it did not come.
A few people were quite seriously ill with a new variant of the Influenza virus but to call the number of serious cases a pandemic was like alling a smelly fart a weapon of mass destruction.
Bureaucrats never ease up in their efforts to make us all so fearful and dependent we will never again question authority and governments, having invested ŁŁŁmillions is buying stocks of vaccine (that did not work against the Swine Flu variant) and on public information campaigns that failed to scare us all into running off and getting the vaccine are now trying to save face and recoup some of their investment by spreading fear and panic again.
And the leftie scumbags of mainstream media are helping them.
One story featured on BBC and ITN North West News linked one person is Blackburn who was seriously ill with flu (because it was initially misdiagnosed as a heavy cold) with the fact that over 500 people had been treated by Blackburn Royal Hospital over the Christmas weekend. The suggestion was that all five hundred had turned up complaining of Swine Flu.
A bit of digging by The Daily Stirrer revealed that the majority of the 500 had been treated for snow and ice related injuries and the effects of over indulgence. In fact no more people than usual for the time of year had turned up with flu symptoms and most of those were found to be suffering nothing worse than heavy colds.
Our source, a healthcare professional at Blackburn Hospital obviously cannot be named.
But here, from a story in The Guardian is the view of another healthcare professional in a different part of the country:
Flu Outbreak Has Not Peaked
... Dr Winter, a consultant in intensive care medicine at the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham, said there were empty critical care beds in the network that his hospital belonged to, which covers Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Derbyshire and Burton-on-Trent.
"I wouldn't over-egg this," he added. "Swine flu is just another form of seasonal flu, and we usually get 3,000 deaths a year from seasonal flu. Swine flu is just one of the three strains [of flu] circulating." ...
read full storyWinter Flu Outbreak Has Not Peaked
So that puts the scare stories into perspective a bit. Keep calm and carry on.
Swine Flu Conspiracy
Swine Flu Vaccine - Just Say No
Selling Swine Flu The Second Time Round
Government By Fear And Panic
The New Olympians
The Politics Of Fear And Panic
Fear and Panic Menu
21 December 2010
We have decided that as the weather is stopping anything interesting from happening we will suspend normal Daily Stirrer operations until after New Year and bring you the daftest story of the day. The normally staid Daily Telegraph has come over all News-of-the-Worldy todasy so we start with this.
Accountant Found In Bed With His Chinese Mistress And Surrounded By Cash
A former accountant who turned his home into a brothel was caught in the act when police swooped and found him naked in bed with his Chinese mistress surrounded by cash.
Check out our sister publication Boggart Blog for some much needed humour. Here's a good place to start.
20 December 2010
Things have been a but disrupted by the weather but we're back.
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Health Authorities Now Admit Severe Side Effects Of VaccinesA few years ago anybody who questioned vaccines, whether the notorious MMR jab, swine flu vaccine, the HPV jab or the government's plans to make vaccination compulsory by law was subjected to a witch hunt. Recently U.S. courts and courts in Europe have awareded multi million dollar / pound settlements to those damaged by the MMR vaccine. Now we learn that several governments have admitted vaccines can have very serious side effects.
18 December 2010
Green Energy Will Send Domestic Bills Sky High
from The Daily Telegraph
Chris Huhne, the Energy Secretary, will outline government plans today to encourage energy companies to develop low-carbon power plants, including nuclear power stations and wind farms.
Energy analysts say the Coalition's plans will put Britain on course for a "high cost, low carbon" electricity market where consumers pay the price for environmentally friendly generating technology.
Energy companies say that the shift will require them to invest more than Ł200 billion in new power stations and networks over the next 20 years.
According to uSwitch, the price comparison website, funding that investment will cost households ...
Green Energy Will Raise Energy Bills By Ł500 a year
Xavier Connolly Comments: We told you so. And what compounds the stupidity of politicians and the mendacity of scientists is they are going to impose these costs on already hard pressed taxpayers for the sake of an experiment that has failed catastrophically in the two developed nations to have implemented it. Spain and Denmark both committed to green power. Spain is now bankrupt, patrially because of the idiotic subsidies paid to operators of sustainable energy schemes even when those plants are not generating and both Spain and Denmark are being shafted on the price of eklectricity imported from France's nuclear power industry and Germany's coal fired plants.
And did anyone notice how windless it was during the recent two week cold snap.I may be an engineer but I am so bored of explaining the shortcomings of wind generators I am justy not going to do it again. Green wankers will say, "Ah but the wind does not affect solar. No it doesn't. But this is Britain. Generating worthwhile amounts of power from sunshine is a non starter.
Solar power may be a great idea in the Sahara but no fucker lives there do they?
Futility Of Wind Farms
Batteries Not Included(Humour)
We Need Nuclear Power
Green energy meltdown
A Child Could Solve The Energy Crisis(Humour)
100,000 Jobs Will Be Lost Over Christmas
by Ian R. Thorpe
The coalitions deficit reduction plans will cause local authorities, police forces and other public services to cut 100,000 jobd by early next year, it was claimed. Councils must have their austerity budgets in place by March 31 but are required to give 90 days notice of job cuts, meaning posts to be cut in April must be announced before New Years Day.
It is believed 140 councils have not yet presented their full plans for deficit reduction measures, meaning the news could be broken to workers over the Christmas holidays, news reports are suggesting.
Deep cuts to public service budgets to be announced this week along with the approaching end of the financial year are likely to result in further job losses as the year goes on. There are some signs of recovery in the private sector but nothing of the scale that could soak up the job losses in the public sector.
read detailed report on public service jobs cuts in The Guardian
Real Unemployment Figures
No Jobs In The New Economy
Future Is Cancelled
more than Ł500 a year on top of the current total average energy bill of Ł1,157. Mr Huhne's officials dispute that figure and insist that the direct costs of specific government policies will be much lower.
A new consultation will push energy companies into investing billions of pounds in technology, costs that companies say will be passed on to consumers.
A new tax could be levied on fossil fuels such as coal and gas, making them more expensive relative to low-carbon sources of energy such as nuclear and wind power.
Mr Huhne will tell MPs that the reforms will wean Britain off imported gas, and curb inevitable price rises, meaning household bills will ultimately be lower than they would have been otherwise.
Writing in the Business section of The Daily Telegraph today, Mr Huhne hails his plans as the most far-reaching reform of the electricity market since privatisation in the 1980s.
"These reforms can unlock private investment on an unprecedented scale, and ensure that we undergo the low-carbon electricity revolution at the lowest possible cost to consumers," he writes.
David Porter, chief executive of the Association of Electricity Producers, said ministers and companies needed to be honest and admit that the shift towards low-carbon generation would cost households more.
"The huge cost of doing this will push up customers' bills. Everyone involved has to be candid about that," Mr Porter said. "Companies have got to invest a lot of money and that will find its way to people's bills, although every effort will be made to minimise that."
According to the website Energyhelpline.com, the average household is facing record winter fuel bills of around Ł630 because of recent energy price rises and the early arrival of winter.
Low income families were dealt another blow when heating grants were suspended. The Ł345 million budget has been quickly eaten up because of the cold snap.
Under European Union targets, Britain is obliged to increase the share of energy from renewable sources from 3 per cent to 15 per cent.Today, Mr Huhne will signal moves towards taxing energy firms on the carbon dioxide they emit by burning fossil fuels such as coal and gas. Creating a "floor price" for carbon is intended to assure investors that costly new nuclear power stations which produce little carbon will be profitable over the coming decades. But energy companies are likely to pass on the increased cost of carbon to customers.
"The Government and the industry will want to be sure that bills don't rise by any more than they have to, so the cost-effectiveness of whatever changes are made will be vitally important," Mr Porter said.
He added that consumers will not easily accept Mr Huhne's argument that his measures will mean price rises are smaller than might otherwise have been the case. He said: Thats going to be a very hard sell, because for many consumers, all they are going to notice is that their bills are going up.
To encourage investors to put money into wind and wave farms, Mr Huhne will announce a guaranteed price for electricity.
He will also announce a capacity payment to generators, giving them money for maintaining power stations that are not generating electricity. The measure is meant to ensure back-up generating capacity to deal with surges in demand like the recent cold snap.
Many of Mr Huhnes fellow Lib Dems oppose nuclear power and he has insisted that there will be no specific subsidy for new nuclear plants, which each cost around Ł4 billion to build.
But the carbon price may be seen as a disguised subsidy for existing nuclear plants, since it will allow their owners to sell electricity much more cheaply than power produced by fossil fuel plants.
The Department of Energy and Climate Change said last night that electricity prices would rise, but insisted that the Coalition plans would deliver the best deal for consumers.
A spokesman said: If we dont reform the market now well all pay more than we need to in the long run, and risk not having the low carbon and secure supply we need.