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Amnesty questions claims about Libyan attrocities

By Archean · 105 replies
Jun 25, 2011
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  1. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,535   +50

    Celebritys can be stupid :D .....Nah, there are plenty of Englishmen with dark skin and an accent.

    Yes you're right. But i think public pressure is gonna come down on our side with this one, It has a funny feel about it. Plus we already have a seperate body that's a tune to this sort of thing, the competition commission; you would feel the pressure on it from the fallout should beef up its practices. And then there's Ofcom, but they can only control the TV side of things which is only a small portion of overall business here in the UK.
  2. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 5,690   +95

    Will News of the Screws reappear as Sunday.co.uk?

    I guess this links tells that probably News Corp is simply changing the medium while continuing to do what it always has done.

    That is a given, I have yet to see one with 'some brain'.
  3. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,535   +50

    Yeah, I think everyone already knows that The Sun newspaper will take over as a "Sun on Sunday", and i say good luck to 'em. I just bought the final edition of the News of The World this morning and it's obvious from the first page all the good they've done for the British press. Like i said, no other paper ever came close to the scam finding that the NoW did (but maybe that was because their team had a whole week to investigate things and people, unlike daily newspapers)

    So yeah, I can't wait for them to start bringing in those scandals again, even if it is under a new name. I just hope any editors that may have wronged in the past take something from this ugly episode.

    Tell me about it. I suppose i could come up with a few old 'seasoned' actors that's had their head screwed on in the past though.

    Sean Connery wasn't easy to fool...I know that :D
  4. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,494   +2,293

    Oddly, I watch a show called "Jeopardy", which is a quiz show. (In reverse though. They give the answer, you determine the question). When celebrity tournaments are held, more often than not, it is people from the news media, (reporters and such), that get their clocks cleaned by movie stars.

    In reality, being a movie star today is a harder job than in the past. Many stars are gifted and intelligent. And while this may sound sexist, it's usually the men. I would hazard a guess that it's because they can't skate on their looks, as can the average ingenue. The men are usually much more interesting when interviewed also.

    In a late night talk show situation, you find yourself trying to look up the woman's skirt, and manage to completely miss noticing, the sound of air escaping from her head.
  5. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,223   +163

    Tom Selleck,. Matt Damon, and Ben Affleck are pretty sharp it would appear after seeing extensive interviews with them.
  6. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 5,690   +95

    I stand corrected by both of you. Thanks

    I don't like Tom Cruise, but he too sounded ok to me from one interview which I saw.

  7. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 5,690   +95

    How convenient, now that they are in a stalemate they think it is prudent to propose other solutions to save face. I wonder who will be the biggest loser in this farce?

    Enough said.

    They just can't stop making fools out of themselves ;)

    And to further dampen stupid assumptions and hopes of the French, British and Americans:

    As I said in the earlier post, it has always been all about oil. Unfortunately, people don't seems to grasp the fact that 'money' is the biggest motivator, nothing else can move the likes of NATO otherwise.

    What this means is they will be completely impotent when comes to Syria, I have been digging lately about my suspicions about US/British intelligence community being financing and supporting the protests over there, and I think in coming few weeks things will start to get clear. Probability is, Americans saw an opportunity in what happened during the Egyptian riots, they pretty much succeeded in maintaining 'status quo' by involving their army directly (however, I think Egyptians aren't buying this as they keep coming back to keep an eye). Perhaps their wish to re-shape ME is going to die in coming weeks, hopefully, for good as they need to understand the world doesn't always need their thoughtless interventions.

    Captain & Benny

    I have a question for you, why don't enough people in the west ask 'difficult' questions with regard to real motives of their leaders' adventurism in these matters?
  8. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,535   +50

    This isn't surprising from France, you just have to look at their military track record to see that this was coming. Everyone knows the running joke about France and the white flag (and it's their own fault really) France even came out against Britain in the Falklands war, talk about 'friendship', eh? (although France didn't attack us directly, they did call us 'fools' and kept moaning about us not getting Argentina "around the diplomatic table")

    You know something, people actually bounce these questions around alot in the UK, It's just people in the real top tier that shy away. I suppose they mostly shy because the cold facts are correct; as someone once said: "The only difference between Sadam Hussein and Robert Mugabe was that Sadam Hussein produced oil".

    But yes, members for parliment do bounce these questions around in the chamber and even to the press, but i think it's just that most people already know the right facts -- and in turn these questions really don't make much impact.
  9. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,494   +2,293

    Believe me, Britain has my full support for simply giving France to Germany, the next time they invade. "Hey, all you had to do was ask"! That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.... :rolleyes:
  10. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 5,690   +95

    Make sense to me captain ;)

    Beside, what good having France anyway, I mean those communistical ******** are hardly good at anything but moaning about everyone else being 'un-civilized' and yet with my experience I feel they are one of the most racist of nations on this planet.
  11. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,535   +50

    Damn, I had a really witty comment lined up for Captain about France...but decided not to put it in fear of offending any French people ..... typical :rolleyes:

    I'll just say that i'm not a fan of France either...(eating frogs and snails aside)
  12. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 5,690   +95

    Eating frogs? Whats wrong with it, I mean frog legs are liked in many places around the world. Although if I ever decided to eat frog legs, I'd rather choose one of those bigger ones they show on NGC etc. (I don't remember the name of species but it weighs in kgs by the way).
  13. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,535   +50

    Bull frog?

    Around the world eh?...I'm sure there are lots of places 'around the world' that will tell you humans are also tasty. :D

    Not quite right for me. Some things are just better left off the menu.
  14. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 5,690   +95

    That is why I said 'if' :p

    Remember people eat all sort of weird stuff e.g. cockroaches, snakes, dogs, sparrows, and monkeys to name a few.
  15. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,535   +50

    I dunno, maybe i just mean slimy food like snails and frogs are. I would probably try some monkey or sparrow...obviously a few beers first though :D

    Some good things about France i will say; I like cheese and i like garlic......but that's about my limit of good things about France.
  16. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 5,690   +95

    You forgot to include wine !

    At least they provide 'raw material' for it anyway.

    Just have a look at this to have an idea about range of 'weird food' sold around the world. My favorite in this one is the 'edible menu', but I wouldn't eat it unless I know what the hell they have used to make it in the first place.



    I am sure not many would be interested in this menu though.
  17. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,535   +50

    Wine?...What are you, a yuppie? It should be beer for a man, wine for the women (and yuppies), cider for the alcoholics, and vodka, brandy and rum for the elite.

    ...Ok, I shall slap myself for the mistake because i do in fact like a little drop of wine now and then. Although France is known for good wine making, most of the wine we get in the UK comes from Spain strangely enough.

    Nice find.

    I'll admit the world does like strange things...I wouldn't mind trying some of that pizza cone though :D
  18. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 5,690   +95

    Wine (especially Red Wine) is good for your heart, that is why I mentioned it.

    I am not too sure about trying anything in that article, unless I am able to examine all the ingredients before hand. :p
  19. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,535   +50

    Ahh but is it really good for your heart?

    They once said coffee was good for your heart, but then they changed their mind about it.
  20. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 5,690   +95

    As far as I remember, they still say it is good for your heart, obviously you have to be prudent about your coffee intake though.

    About wine, have a look at here and here.

    Many studies investigated the benefits of red wine suggested that moderate amount of red wine lowers the risk of heart attack for people in middle age by ~ 30 to 50 percent.
  21. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,535   +50

    Ok, fair enough. I shall try to drink more wine in future then. Luckily i'm an avid coffee drinker and have been for many years.

    I certainly remember the 'boffins' saying coffee was good, then it was bad...maybe they changed their mind again or something.
  22. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 5,690   +95

  23. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,535   +50

    Although they have been summoned and don't really have a choice on appearing (the summoning of media execs has only happened twice in the past 50 years), they don't have to really do anything or say anything, they can just sit there if they want.

    This is what people are expecting because that's what the last lot did back in 1991. "I'll leave that question for my solicitor, Mr. MP."
  24. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 5,690   +95

    May be, but as Ms. Brooks has been arrested things may get 'nasty' for the Murdoch clan.

    A new twist about the events on the topic:

    Toyota Pickup trucks ...... hmm no wonder Toyota is the biggest auto maker in the world now :D

    I would have loved to see reaction of Obama (and his cronies, mainly Clinton) and Cameron. :grinthumb

    I didn't knew this, but I think when you are after 35% share of total oil (would be) output from Libyan oil fields, I guess you don't want to have more competition. ;)

    I guess Americans were promised lot less than the French? :confused:

    Couldn't summarized it any better then AC. :grinthumb
  25. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,535   +50

    Toyota trucks even made it into the Toy Story films, what gives? :D

    Again, that's the French for you; No guts, no courage, couldn't fight their way out of a paper bag, ect...

    Anyone with half of a brain wouldn't give two looks at whatever France says.

    My opinion would be that Libya is not a normal war; some say it's a no-fly zone, others say it's regime change. The UN and NATO have some wires crossed over this, anyone can see that. I personally think that NATO are doing just fine outside of this balls up.

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