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Has the CO2 Crisis lost its media fizz, now the World Cup is over?

Jul 16, 2018 at 1:28 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

There's namecalling, and there's namecalling. Musk was in the latter category - you can't just dismiss it as a comment on the guy's sex-life. Whether the guy thinks it worth legal action is up to him. But it does give insight into the kind of bloke Musk is.

Jul 16, 2018 at 12:51 PM | Unregistered CommenterDaveS

Bottomline Musk had a tantrum and resorted to namecalling
.. It doesn't matter what Unwins sex life is , it just shouldn't enter that conversation.

There should be no legal action about deleted tweets
..cos deleting it was an admission of guilt
It's a waste of court time to get Unwin a $1000 for damage to reputation, his loss of earnings will be minimal

Meanwhile if Musk's rescue sub is a life saver in different circumstances , it will prove itself in a future situation and that will be his way of paying the world back.

Jul 16, 2018 at 12:31 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

stewgreen

I guess that any delay is m'lerned friends are contemplating which jurisdiction to launch an action under.

Is Musk having a snit at a perceived slight? - if the paedo smear was evidenced then he would have stuck to his assertion - deleting it indicates he might regret shooting his mouth off....

Under a lot of pressure I'd guess at the moment is Elon.....

Some sicko wags are running a crowdfunder to put the boys back in the cave so's Elon can rescue them

Jul 16, 2018 at 12:24 PM | Registered Commentertomo
Jul 16, 2018 at 12:01 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Elon Musk's top tactic for getting people to stop labelling you "billionaire"
... label self as : Musk the guy who shouts "PEDO guy" at people who disagrees with him

Especially if the guy is the lead rescue hero in the Thai boys case
Cos all WHITE people who live in Thailand must be "sus"pected of being paedophiles (according to Musk)
#ThatsRacist
Musk added “Bet ya a signed dollar it’s true.”
Thai based blog reproduces deleted tweets

from BBC https://twitter.com/pakhead/status/1018710040532799488

Jul 16, 2018 at 11:43 AM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

UaT. No need to apologize to me about the BBC. I agree the BBC often is biased. I only react here when I believe the BBC has been unnecessarily criticized when it has accurately reported a news story or reported in exactly the same way as other media. And most of the time, not always then.

Jul 16, 2018 at 11:28 AM | Unregistered CommenterSupertroll

golf charlie
Thought everyone knew about the A Series!! It was a byword for something living beyond its allotted lifespan.

Yes doesn't matter where or what anything is the BBC will report it as global warming, or if that is not possible totally ignore it. Richard Black has left a long lasting legacy at Broadcasting House.

I reckon an impartial organisation would have sacked Justin Rowlatt this morning, I'd feel the same if the protest had been anti-Putin or anti-The President of Iran to misquote a (in)famous PM impartial means impartial yet another nail in the coffin of BBC News Reporting. Sorry Supertroll but I tend to agree that some of the BBC reporting isn't as neutral as it should be. I was no fan of David Cameron but it used to infuriate me that, when he was PM, there'd be report on a new government policy a take down by a Labour/Greenpeace/CND spokesperson but no interview with a government spokesperson. The Today Programme was particularly bad when I was driving to work.

Jul 16, 2018 at 8:58 AM | Unregistered CommenterUibhist a Tuath

Mark. If such a referendum were to take place and the result was one of the two alternatives you predict, wouldn’t that represent “the will of the People”?
Following recent arguments, it would have to be carried out, regardless.

Jul 16, 2018 at 8:45 AM | Unregistered CommenterSupertroll

Top story on the BBC website this morning (they're still campaigning actively to stop us leaving the EU).

"Justine Greening calls for second Brexit referendum"

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-44840154

How stupid is this woman? The article starts with this:

"Justine Greening has called for a second referendum, labelling the prime minister's Brexit deal a "fudge".

Writing in The Times, the former education secretary described Theresa May's proposals as "the worst of both worlds"."

Then:

"She states there are three options: the PM's deal, staying in the EU or a clean break from Europe with no deal.

Ms Greening, who resigned after the cabinet reshuffle in January, said the referendum should offer a first and second preference vote so that a consensus can be reached."

So she recognises that referendums aren't suitable for anything other than binary options, and decides that the problem with a referendum with a 3-way choice can be resolved by first and second preference votes. Yet a moment's thought tells us that while a small number of people might vote for May's fudge as a first choice, the vast majority of people will either vote for Brexit (again) with the fudge as a second choice; or will vote for Remain (again) with the fudge as second choice. It's almost inconceivable that Brexiteers would vote second for Remain ahead of fudge; and almost inconceivable that Remainers would cast a second choice in favour of Brexit ahead of fudge.

In other words, having described the fudge as the worst of both worlds, she then demands another referendum, and proposes setting it up in such a way that the worst of both worlds is almost guaranteed to win. Stupid, or May's patsy?

Jul 16, 2018 at 8:27 AM | Unregistered CommenterMark Hodgson

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