Nanny Knows Best

Nanny Knows Best
Dedicated to exposing, and resisting, the all pervasive nanny state that is corroding the way of life and the freedom of the people of Britain.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Weather Forecasting


Given the state's lamentable inability to forecast the weather, despite large amounts of taxpayers' money being used, I commend the above device as major step forward in weather forecasting technology.

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Monday, April 27, 2015

Beware The Polar Plume!


Our illustrious weather forecasters are warning that a polar plume is about to descend upon Britain, plunging the country into a bout of freezing temperatures and wetness for the foreseeable future.

This is somewhat ironic, given that a few days ago the same forecasters were telling us that we would experience an Ibiza style heatwave this week, and that the outlook for the coming weeks was warm and settled.

I wonder if they get paid per variation of forecast (as opposed to being per per forecast)?

Global warming anyone?

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Exercise Is Pointless

As loyal readers know, Nanny has a bee in her bonnet about obesity and exercise; she is of the view that we are lazy bastards who need to exercise a lot more.

Well, blinkey blonkey blimey along comes three international experts who (in an editorial in the British Journal of Sports Medicine) blow a large hole in Nanny's obsession, by stating that physical activity has little role in tackling obesity.

The experts instead want Nanny to lecture us about our unhealthy eating (she does that anyway!).

Seemingly, if the experts are to be believed, activity is a key part of staving off diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and dementia. However, its impact on obesity is minimal.

Dr Aseem Malhotra is quoted by the BBC:
"An obese person does not need to do one iota of exercise to lose weight, they just need to eat less. My biggest concern is that the messaging that is coming to the public suggests you can eat what you like as long as you exercise. 

That is unscientific and wrong. You cannot outrun a bad diet."
In the bubble of academia in which experts live (outwith reality), this is reasoning is perfectly sound and valid. However, once transmitted to the real world, the message becomes confused and people end up not knowing what to do.

It is a matter of common sense that if you eat a balanced diet (with occasional lapses), and do sensible exercise (eg walking), then you will be healthier.

Nanny's shrill voice, and confused messages, simply confuse and annoy people.

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Dangers of Solar Panels


On 20th April a large fire at Hove Town Hall erupted, apparently caused by an electrical fault in solar panels on the roof.

The blaze produced a large column of black smoke that rose over Brighton and Hove.

Ironically, despite the fact that all things green are deemed to be safe, there is an additional risk wrt solar panels. As per Solar Power Portal:
"Research commissioned by the DCLG and carried out by BRE on fire safety and solar electric/photovoltaic systems, identifies the major obstacle facing firefighters: “In contrast to the power used by conventional mains electrical equipment, the power that PV systems generate is DC (direct current) and parts of the system cannot be switched off. DC installations have a continuous current, making them more hazardous (volt for volt) than normal AC (alternating current) electrical installations.”  

The issue is that a household’s AC supply can easily be shut off by firefighters, however, the DC current supplied by the solar panels will also be generating as long as the sun is out. 

How a firefighter approaches a house fire in a property with solar installed
According to Kent Fire and Rescue Services
  • Conduct a risk assessment to identify if any solar thermal (ST) of photovoltaic panels (PV) were or likely to be affected by fire
  • Identify the system fitted (we would treat as PV if not clear)
  • Isolate the main consumer unit
  • Identify the location of inverter and isolation switches and isolate
  • Inform personnel about the existence of the system in place and highlight the hazards present (electrical and risk of collapse)
  • Any fires within the inverters would be extinguished with a dry powder extinguishing agent
Additional control measures would be applied when appropriate:
  • Ladder contact with PV systems would be avoided
  • A safety officer would monitor for signs of collapse
  • A cordon would be established below panel arrays
  • Avoid application of firefighting water directly on to the PV array
  • Electrical rated gloves would be used for any contact with components of PV arrays and wiring
  • Consider covering the PV panels to reduce the generation of DC power
  • Seek specialist advice where necessary"  
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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Brighton and Hove Council's Lack of Transparency


Here's a funny thing.

I attempted to tweet something to Brighton and Hove council today about the beachfront overspill of pebbles, which is a safety hazard and obstruction, and saw this when I tried to access their Twitter page:
"You are blocked from following @BrightonHoveCC and viewing @BrightonHoveCC's Tweets."

Nice to see the council believe in "transparency" and "communication"!

I wonder if I could ask my loyal readers a favour, please could you tweet to them asking why I am blocked?

Thanks.


UPDATE: Brighton council has now unblocked me, but can't recall why they blocked me in the first place.
 
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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Dangers of Over Pruning


My commiserations to Karen Gaynor of Rotherham, who fell foul of her local council and ended up spending six hours in a police cell, seven months on bail and had to stand trial.

Her crime?

Over pruning an overhanging conifer!

The Telegraph reports that Mrs Gaynor was detained, charged with criminal damage and spent seven months on bail after prosecutors decided she had cut the conifer back too much, in a boundary dispute with her neighbour.

Fortunately Rotherham Magistrates’ Court has some brains, and took just 15 minutes to clear her of the charges after instead deciding she had acted with good intentions.

Ms Gaynor said she had asked for council advice about how to prune back the tree, which reached into her garden, but an officer had refused to show her.
 
How bizarre!

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Auntie Is So Easily Duped


Nanny's state broadcaster, Auntie, has some very thorough rules and procedures wrt approving humour that can be broadcast.

However, when it comes to "news" and "fact" checking she has no procedures. As demonstrated by Auntie's World Service abysmal failure over fact checking, wrt an interview about Star Wars.

BBC producer Angela Sheeran approached Twitter user Godfrey Elfwick asking to interview him for a broadcast about Star Wars.

For why?

She was looking for people who claimed never to have seen any of the films. Step forward Elfwick who tweeted:

His Twitter describes him as a “demisexual genderqueer Muslim atheist”.

Undaunted Sheeran invited him to appear on the World Have Your Say programme, where he stated:
From what I’ve seen of the old Star Wars films, there’s a lot of social problems with them rooted in homophobia, casual racial stereotypes.

The gold robot – C-25 or whatever he’s called – is a camp, neurotic coward. 
The only main female ends up in a space bikini chained to a horny space slug. 

The main bad guy – what’s he called, Dark Raider? – is black, he has a deep voice, he listens to rap music – it’s just a really bad racial stereotype.” 
Etc etc..

Sheeran has deleted her tweet inviting Elfwick on to the show.

How can anyone trust Auntie with reporting factual news items, after this?
 
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Friday, April 17, 2015

Nanny Bans Ginger


My thanks to a loyal reader who sent me a story about Emily Reay, a 17 year old who attends Trinity School Carlisle. She has been told that she cannot return to lessons, until she dyes her dyed red hair to a more 'natural' colour.


Now fair enough that the school has rules about uniforms and appearance etc. Many a schoolkid has had run ins over the decades over hair length, colour, uniform.

However, what makes this story niggle is that (if Emily and her mum are to be believed) Emily has sported that hair colour (and from pictures it is not garish or absurd) for the last three years.

Therefore is the school being a tad Nannyish here?

Opinions welcome.

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