Urban Flooding – Rainfall hasn’t increased, so what’s changed?

Dr. John Robson investigates the claim that flooding is getting worse because of climate change, and finds that there’s no more rain than there ever was, and no more flooding in rural areas. The problem is bungled water management in cities.

Anti-Woke: A Duty to Offend – Brendan O’Neill (dubbed “The Most Hated Man on UK Campuses”)

Peter’s Whittle’s guest this week is free speech campaigner and columnist Brendan O’Neill, editor of Spiked Online and a frequent commentator on Sky News’s paper review etc.

Starting out on the far left as a writer for Living Marxism, the journal of the Revolutionary Communist Party, Brendan O’Neill now classifies himself as an atheist libertarian.

He is no longer as interested in traditional Left/Right political divisions believing, like many others, that these have been superseded by society’s new divisions (in essence the platform for the culture wars).

Dubbed “The Most Hated Man on UK campuses” by The Tab, He has taken his campaign against censorship and the “no platforming” of speakers to university campuses, attacking the authoritarian, close-minded attitude of the (generally privileged middle class) “woke” students & staff who prefer to shut down debate rather than attempt to rebut challenging views.

Special Snowflake Syndrome – WOW You could not make it Up

Are these people for real or is it some comedy video? the presenter is as flaky as the people being ridiculed if I am aloud to call the people, or do I have to refer to them as one of the hundred or more genders available today? If I mention them all there won’t be any room left on the website.

This may be the start of the revolution against enemies of free speech

Sky News host Andrew Bolt thinks “a revolution against… these sanctimonious finger-wagging enemies of free speech”, may be beginning.

‘Twitter has written “shadow banning” aka, censorship, into their new terms.  The platform will now intentionally “limit the visibility” of some users. Expect those who dissent from the official narrative to be the ones censored.

Critics have accused Twitter of censorship for quite some time now.  But this time, it’s official. The company has admitted they will attempt to silence those critical of the ruling class. According to RT,the news terms will be taking effect in January of 2020. While the new terms don’t look like much to write home about, some tweaks to the language could have larger repercussions for users, limiting their reach behind the scenes without their knowledge.

“We may also remove or refuse to distribute any Content on the Services, limit distribution or visibility of any Content on the service, suspend or terminate users, and reclaim usernames without liability to you,” the new terms state.

The social media giant is telling users that it reserves the right shadow ban or “throttle” or censor certain accounts. And it is not clear on what basis it will make those decisions, although we guess (based on their past which is rife with censorship) that accounts that aren’t parroting the government’s official narrative will be on the list.

While Twitter has previously insisted point-blank “we do not shadow ban,” in the pre-2020 terms the company split hairs between shadow banning and “ranking” posts to determine their prominence on the site, and acknowledged deliberately down-ranking “bad-faith actors” to limit their visibility.

In January 2018, conservative media watchdog group Project Veritas published footage showing Abhinov Vadrevu, a former Twitter software engineer, discussing shadow banning as a “strategy” the company was at least considering, if not already using. “One strategy is to shadow ban so you have ultimate control. The idea of a shadow ban is that you ban someone but they don’t know they’ve been banned because they keep posting and no one sees their content,” Vadrevu said. “So they just think that no one is engaging with their content when in reality, no one is seeing it.”

Read more: “Shadow Banning” Is Written Into Twitter’s New Terms

California WOKE Catastrophe

California Inequality As Bad As Congo, Nigeria, Guatemala & El Salvador

‘World’s most WOKE airline’ blames climate change for delays

Andrew Bolt has hit out at Qantas, “the world’s most woke airline”, after an executive blamed climate change for the airline’s worsening flight delays.

Laurence Fox: Woke Culture & Its Celebrity Hypocrites

This week’s guest on “So What You’re Saying Is…” is actor, singer & songwriter Laurence Fox, who made newspaper headlines several times last month for various comments criticizing “leftisim” at R.A.D.A., identity politics in the arts, and the hypocrisy of “woke” celebrities who support MeToo and ExtinctionRebellion movements whilst wearing revealing dresses and travelling on private jets.

Mr. Fox, part of the famous Fox dynasty of actors (which includes his father, James, and uncle, Edward), is perhaps best known for playing the leading role of DS James Hathaway in the Inspector Morse spin-off TV series “Lewis” (2006-2015) and from his roles in films such as Gosford Park and Elizabeth: The Golden Age. More recently, however, (in 2018), Mr. Fox joined the ITV series Victoria, playing the role of Lord Palmerston for its third series, which first aired in 2019.

A singer and songwriter, Laurence Fox’s latest album includes a song (“Dead in the Eye”) that targets politically correct woke culture, which he likens to a new religion.