What a news day! The bloody colonel cops it! Also: Alien re-makes can use Geordie beaches no more; ASR-conned Opunake & Boscombe have surf grief; Persecuted heroes get ringed by exTREEmists.

21 Oct

(Thursday 20 October 2011) It was a five screener again, but I really need a dozen screens. Gadaff the laugh (unless you were in his custody) made his dash for the desert just too late. I came in on the story at the very first break.

Home from shopping, I had watched a few minutes of same-old when one of the screens had a tiny, tentative: REPORTS CLAIM KADAFFI KILLED (or something similar.) Then, one by one, they all took it up. I based on CNN, Sky, Fox, BBC, and Al Jazera. But I had to keep dropping FNC and/or BBC to check France 24, Euronews, RT, CCTV, etc for their angles. It nicely filled the rest of the day.   

Earlier, I had bought the i newspaper (excellent 20p digest-style daily run by The Independent). I was drawn by the story of UK accepting CIA advice that dealing with certain gentlemen required an option for secret trials.

This is to keep the identities of agents who are tracking ters in prep for nailing them. Sounds good to me. I certainly would not have anything to do with Radio Free Plymouth if things had been dodgy in 1969 as they are now.

I love the Post in Cornelius, by Vincent, about what types of movie he would never make, if he had the money. Click link in sidebar under Favourite Blogs.

A piece by Jonathan Brown in i reports on the £10 million clean up (finished in 2002) that removed 2 million tons of coal from the 20 km of beaches twixt Sunderland and Hartlepool and writes:

“They were the haunting black beaches that helped to put the noir into the classic British gangster film Get Carter and provided the bleak futuristic backdrop for Alien 3.”

In Bournemouth, Daily Echo continues to cover the story of the calamitous stupidity of the Borough Council in being conned by New Zealand company ASR. The useless Boscombe Surf Reef, comprising big heavy-duty sacks of sand plastic, never worked.    

In South Taranaki, NZ, the council dumped plans for the Opunake con aka surf grief (they £750.000 whilst Bournemouth spent £3 million. Their Mayor, Russ Dunlop, told Taranki Daily News that ASR:

“…were very convincing and plausible and they have been able to convince many communities here and round the world of their abilities -their actual performance, however, has been woeful and disgraceful.”

How much more public cash will Tories in power spend, to no avail, before they get real, and admit that their line, about being the experts, is just so much loony-style political propaganda? Abandon the surf grief and resign.

Meanwhile, in Bournemouth Magistrates Court, the heroes Alistair Collier and Harvey Lee continue to be put through the inquisition by tree-hugging preservationist perverts. These two cut rings in the bark of five giant weeds, three Corsican pines, and two Scots pines, which were blocking both the Poole Harbour view, and needed development. They will go down in history as martyrs. The madness cannot go on forever. Sanity must dawn, one day.

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One Response to “What a news day! The bloody colonel cops it! Also: Alien re-makes can use Geordie beaches no more; ASR-conned Opunake & Boscombe have surf grief; Persecuted heroes get ringed by exTREEmists.”

  1. Vincent October 23, 2011 at 11:38 am #

    I like the way Libya’s new government is bemoaning the death of Gaddafi, saying they would have preferred to have put him on trial.

    Well, from what I heard, he got beaten up – and was then dragged through the streets behind a pickup.

    But the thing that amazes me – is it seems both Gaddafi and the new government expected something different…

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