Red Devils to sky-dive into Newport as part of Nato celebrations: the timings for the events

NATO EVENT: The Red Devils

NATO EVENT: The Red Devils

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A DAY of bands, burgers and a Battle of Britain fly-past will take place along the banks of the Usk in Newport this Saturday, August 23, as part of a Nato-themed celebration ahead of next month's official summit.

The Red Devils are even due to sky-dive onto the pitch at Rodney Parade and present the match ball to the referee on Saturday for County's game against Burton Albion.

Starting at 10.30am on Saturday in the city centre, the Household Cavalry Band will march and play music before the day's opening ceremony takes place near the Wave. From 11.30am to 4.30pm there will be a food festival, give visitors a taste of the cuisine of the Alliance’s 28 nations along the banks of the Usk.

On offer will be reindeer burgers from Iceland, waffles from Belgium, smorgasbord from Denmark and paella from Spain, alongside Welsh cheese from Ceredigion and locally brewed liquor.

At Rodney Parade at 2.50pm the Red Devils are due to perform their impressive aerial acrobatics before the Household Cavalry band play at 3.45pm.

The events are organised by the UK Government and Newport council.

Four bands will entertain the crowd near the river alongside face painting, climbing walls and the army’s inflatable assault course challenge.

Serving soldiers, including 160 (Wales) Brigade, will be demonstrate military vehicles and equipment, and army chefs will be cooking up the meals they serve to troops on the frontline, which visitors can try.

A Battle of Britain fly-past over the city will close the day’s celebrations at 7.30pm.

Councillor Ray Truman, deputy leader of Newport council, said the day promises to be "an exciting mix of spectacle and entertainment" while Secretary of State for Wales, Stephen Crabb said the host city celebrations will mark this "historic" summit and showcase "our proud host city".

"There are now less than three weeks to go until the global spotlight focuses on Newport as it hosts the Nato Summit," he said.

"The festival will give people a chance to sample the food of the countries attending the summit and there's a great line up of activities for people of all ages. I'm really looking forward to attending and I would encourage people to come along for a fun day out ahead of the Nato Summit."

Next Friday, August 29, a peace camp will begin at Tredegar Park; on August 30 protestors are due to congregate outside the Civic Centre from 1pm in a pro-Gaza rally ending in Westage Square.

The protestors argue that 2,000 Palestinians have died as a result of supplies from the US and its Nato allies.

A counter-summit is due to start in Cardiff the following day and peaceful marches through Newport city centre on September 4, when the official Nato Summit starts at Celtic Manor.

Significant traffic disruption has been predicted along the M4 corridor by Gwent Police on September 4 and 5.

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7:27am Wed 20 Aug 14

inkyskin says...

Congratulations SWA on actually letting us know about something BEFORE the event, normally you report on it after. well done, you've finally figured it out.
Congratulations SWA on actually letting us know about something BEFORE the event, normally you report on it after. well done, you've finally figured it out. inkyskin
  • Score: 43

7:42am Wed 20 Aug 14

Kevin Ward - Editor says...

Actually, what we normally do is preview an event and then report on that event when it happens.
I'm very happy to accept criticism of our work, but not when it is as misinformed as the comment above.
Actually, what we normally do is preview an event and then report on that event when it happens. I'm very happy to accept criticism of our work, but not when it is as misinformed as the comment above. Kevin Ward - Editor
  • Score: 9

9:11am Wed 20 Aug 14

GardenVarietyMushroom says...

Kevin Ward - Editor wrote:
Actually, what we normally do is preview an event and then report on that event when it happens.
I'm very happy to accept criticism of our work, but not when it is as misinformed as the comment above.
To be honest, I've frequently read your reports of events that have happened and found myself thinking, "Wish I'd known about that sooner."

If you do preview these events somewhere then it isn't always immediately apparent.

As for the NATO event. If people want to celebrate NATO coming to town then that's up to them I suppose. Treating the whole thing like a circus is a bit twisted and sick in the head, if you ask me, but whatever floats your boat.

My personal opinion is that what we have arriving in a couple of weeks time, is the largest, and most ruthless terrorist organisation on the planet. Scores of the world's most powerful and influential people - people with so much innocent blood, and misery, and greed, and malice, and corruption, and oppression, and just downright nastiness, staining their very souls as to make the combined demons of the nine circles of hell green with envy.

But hey - let's throw the proles a spectacle. Worked for the Romans, and still works today - provided you're stupid enough to eat any old excrement that's handed to you without question... which, let's be honest, if you plan on going for the burgers, you probably are.
[quote][p][bold]Kevin Ward - Editor[/bold] wrote: Actually, what we normally do is preview an event and then report on that event when it happens. I'm very happy to accept criticism of our work, but not when it is as misinformed as the comment above.[/p][/quote]To be honest, I've frequently read your reports of events that have happened and found myself thinking, "Wish I'd known about that sooner." If you do preview these events somewhere then it isn't always immediately apparent. As for the NATO event. If people want to celebrate NATO coming to town then that's up to them I suppose. Treating the whole thing like a circus is a bit twisted and sick in the head, if you ask me, but whatever floats your boat. My personal opinion is that what we have arriving in a couple of weeks time, is the largest, and most ruthless terrorist organisation on the planet. Scores of the world's most powerful and influential people - people with so much innocent blood, and misery, and greed, and malice, and corruption, and oppression, and just downright nastiness, staining their very souls as to make the combined demons of the nine circles of hell green with envy. But hey - let's throw the proles a spectacle. Worked for the Romans, and still works today - provided you're stupid enough to eat any old excrement that's handed to you without question... which, let's be honest, if you plan on going for the burgers, you probably are. GardenVarietyMushroom
  • Score: 21

9:28am Wed 20 Aug 14

Kevin Ward - Editor says...

GVM
The vast majority of events we cover (and those we don't attend) are previewed, either online or in print and often both.
The above report, for instance, is actually the second time we have previewed this event.
GVM The vast majority of events we cover (and those we don't attend) are previewed, either online or in print and often both. The above report, for instance, is actually the second time we have previewed this event. Kevin Ward - Editor
  • Score: 19

10:17am Wed 20 Aug 14

GardenVarietyMushroom says...

Kev, I'm not saying that you don't. I've often made it to events that you've plugged beforehand. The big splash, the Friar's Walk demolition, fireworks at the turning on of the christmas lights, the loomband festival, etc... but just as often, there are events that I don't see the promotions for - which, considering I read your paper almost every day, suggests that they don't all get 'previewed' in the same way.
Kev, I'm not saying that you don't. I've often made it to events that you've plugged beforehand. The big splash, the Friar's Walk demolition, fireworks at the turning on of the christmas lights, the loomband festival, etc... but just as often, there are events that I don't see the promotions for - which, considering I read your paper almost every day, suggests that they don't all get 'previewed' in the same way. GardenVarietyMushroom
  • Score: 7

12:20pm Wed 20 Aug 14

Tim S says...

The Paras being sent into Newport. Some would say about time
The Paras being sent into Newport. Some would say about time Tim S
  • Score: -6

1:21pm Wed 20 Aug 14

DaiiWatkins says...

Feel sorry for the Paras, almost as bad as parashooting into Iraq.
Feel sorry for the Paras, almost as bad as parashooting into Iraq. DaiiWatkins
  • Score: -28

1:23pm Wed 20 Aug 14

john.hall1000 says...

I suppose we'll have the idiots spoiling it by demonstrating, just let the people of Newport and surrounding area's enjoy the festival.
I suppose we'll have the idiots spoiling it by demonstrating, just let the people of Newport and surrounding area's enjoy the festival. john.hall1000
  • Score: 14

4:00pm Wed 20 Aug 14

Walter Devereux says...

DaiiWatkins wrote:
Feel sorry for the Paras, almost as bad as parashooting into Iraq.
Para-what???
[quote][p][bold]DaiiWatkins[/bold] wrote: Feel sorry for the Paras, almost as bad as parashooting into Iraq.[/p][/quote]Para-what??? Walter Devereux
  • Score: 8

4:33pm Wed 20 Aug 14

Lord Palmerstone says...

"My personal opinion is that what we have arriving in a couple of weeks time, is the largest, and most ruthless terrorist organisation on the planet. Scores of the world's most powerful and influential people - people with so much innocent blood, and misery, and greed, and malice, and corruption, and oppression, and just downright nastiness, staining their very souls as to make the combined demons of the nine circles of hell green with envy"
How very wise and superior you are Mr Mushroom. Does God call you "Mush"?
Anyway you're clearly no "prole" like the rest of us poor saps. Guess that makes you an ubermensch. Makes one wonder why you waste your wisdom on us when you're so busy laying hands on peasants and curing them of scrofula.
"My personal opinion is that what we have arriving in a couple of weeks time, is the largest, and most ruthless terrorist organisation on the planet. Scores of the world's most powerful and influential people - people with so much innocent blood, and misery, and greed, and malice, and corruption, and oppression, and just downright nastiness, staining their very souls as to make the combined demons of the nine circles of hell green with envy" How very wise and superior you are Mr Mushroom. Does God call you "Mush"? Anyway you're clearly no "prole" like the rest of us poor saps. Guess that makes you an ubermensch. Makes one wonder why you waste your wisdom on us when you're so busy laying hands on peasants and curing them of scrofula. Lord Palmerstone
  • Score: -17

5:36pm Wed 20 Aug 14

daveglyn says...

GardenVarietyMushroo
m
wrote:
Kevin Ward - Editor wrote:
Actually, what we normally do is preview an event and then report on that event when it happens.
I'm very happy to accept criticism of our work, but not when it is as misinformed as the comment above.
To be honest, I've frequently read your reports of events that have happened and found myself thinking, "Wish I'd known about that sooner."

If you do preview these events somewhere then it isn't always immediately apparent.

As for the NATO event. If people want to celebrate NATO coming to town then that's up to them I suppose. Treating the whole thing like a circus is a bit twisted and sick in the head, if you ask me, but whatever floats your boat.

My personal opinion is that what we have arriving in a couple of weeks time, is the largest, and most ruthless terrorist organisation on the planet. Scores of the world's most powerful and influential people - people with so much innocent blood, and misery, and greed, and malice, and corruption, and oppression, and just downright nastiness, staining their very souls as to make the combined demons of the nine circles of hell green with envy.

But hey - let's throw the proles a spectacle. Worked for the Romans, and still works today - provided you're stupid enough to eat any old excrement that's handed to you without question... which, let's be honest, if you plan on going for the burgers, you probably are.
I think that you must be on the mushrooms. What a silly txxx you you are.
[quote][p][bold]GardenVarietyMushroo m[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kevin Ward - Editor[/bold] wrote: Actually, what we normally do is preview an event and then report on that event when it happens. I'm very happy to accept criticism of our work, but not when it is as misinformed as the comment above.[/p][/quote]To be honest, I've frequently read your reports of events that have happened and found myself thinking, "Wish I'd known about that sooner." If you do preview these events somewhere then it isn't always immediately apparent. As for the NATO event. If people want to celebrate NATO coming to town then that's up to them I suppose. Treating the whole thing like a circus is a bit twisted and sick in the head, if you ask me, but whatever floats your boat. My personal opinion is that what we have arriving in a couple of weeks time, is the largest, and most ruthless terrorist organisation on the planet. Scores of the world's most powerful and influential people - people with so much innocent blood, and misery, and greed, and malice, and corruption, and oppression, and just downright nastiness, staining their very souls as to make the combined demons of the nine circles of hell green with envy. But hey - let's throw the proles a spectacle. Worked for the Romans, and still works today - provided you're stupid enough to eat any old excrement that's handed to you without question... which, let's be honest, if you plan on going for the burgers, you probably are.[/p][/quote]I think that you must be on the mushrooms. What a silly txxx you you are. daveglyn
  • Score: -10

5:54pm Wed 20 Aug 14

b3talover says...

GardenVarietyMushroo
m
wrote:
Kevin Ward - Editor wrote:
Actually, what we normally do is preview an event and then report on that event when it happens.
I'm very happy to accept criticism of our work, but not when it is as misinformed as the comment above.
To be honest, I've frequently read your reports of events that have happened and found myself thinking, "Wish I'd known about that sooner."

If you do preview these events somewhere then it isn't always immediately apparent.

As for the NATO event. If people want to celebrate NATO coming to town then that's up to them I suppose. Treating the whole thing like a circus is a bit twisted and sick in the head, if you ask me, but whatever floats your boat.

My personal opinion is that what we have arriving in a couple of weeks time, is the largest, and most ruthless terrorist organisation on the planet. Scores of the world's most powerful and influential people - people with so much innocent blood, and misery, and greed, and malice, and corruption, and oppression, and just downright nastiness, staining their very souls as to make the combined demons of the nine circles of hell green with envy.

But hey - let's throw the proles a spectacle. Worked for the Romans, and still works today - provided you're stupid enough to eat any old excrement that's handed to you without question... which, let's be honest, if you plan on going for the burgers, you probably are.
You are calling NATO a terrorist organisation? The very same organisation that allows you the freedom of speech that you waste with inane comments on a local newspaper forum? The organisation that allows you to sleep safely at night, safe in the knowledge that if Russia decides to suddenly invade Europe you wont be mining salt in a few months after it happens. Only in rich countries is pacifism so popular. Only in rich countries do these soap box opinions even get entertained. If you lived in some countries you wouldn't be able to go shopping without the risk of getting blown up by REAL terrorists. If you lived in some countries you'd have two hours of power and no internet coverage to make these statements. I bang on about the County, but I still keep it in perspective that I'm lucky enough to live in a relatively violence free country and I'm free to voice my opinion and walk down the shops without getting shot. You're safe, well fed and sheltered... Basics taken for granted... NATO taken for granted...
[quote][p][bold]GardenVarietyMushroo m[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kevin Ward - Editor[/bold] wrote: Actually, what we normally do is preview an event and then report on that event when it happens. I'm very happy to accept criticism of our work, but not when it is as misinformed as the comment above.[/p][/quote]To be honest, I've frequently read your reports of events that have happened and found myself thinking, "Wish I'd known about that sooner." If you do preview these events somewhere then it isn't always immediately apparent. As for the NATO event. If people want to celebrate NATO coming to town then that's up to them I suppose. Treating the whole thing like a circus is a bit twisted and sick in the head, if you ask me, but whatever floats your boat. My personal opinion is that what we have arriving in a couple of weeks time, is the largest, and most ruthless terrorist organisation on the planet. Scores of the world's most powerful and influential people - people with so much innocent blood, and misery, and greed, and malice, and corruption, and oppression, and just downright nastiness, staining their very souls as to make the combined demons of the nine circles of hell green with envy. But hey - let's throw the proles a spectacle. Worked for the Romans, and still works today - provided you're stupid enough to eat any old excrement that's handed to you without question... which, let's be honest, if you plan on going for the burgers, you probably are.[/p][/quote]You are calling NATO a terrorist organisation? The very same organisation that allows you the freedom of speech that you waste with inane comments on a local newspaper forum? The organisation that allows you to sleep safely at night, safe in the knowledge that if Russia decides to suddenly invade Europe you wont be mining salt in a few months after it happens. Only in rich countries is pacifism so popular. Only in rich countries do these soap box opinions even get entertained. If you lived in some countries you wouldn't be able to go shopping without the risk of getting blown up by REAL terrorists. If you lived in some countries you'd have two hours of power and no internet coverage to make these statements. I bang on about the County, but I still keep it in perspective that I'm lucky enough to live in a relatively violence free country and I'm free to voice my opinion and walk down the shops without getting shot. You're safe, well fed and sheltered... Basics taken for granted... NATO taken for granted... b3talover
  • Score: 17

5:58pm Wed 20 Aug 14

Lord Palmerstone says...

b3talover wrote:
GardenVarietyMushroo

m
wrote:
Kevin Ward - Editor wrote:
Actually, what we normally do is preview an event and then report on that event when it happens.
I'm very happy to accept criticism of our work, but not when it is as misinformed as the comment above.
To be honest, I've frequently read your reports of events that have happened and found myself thinking, "Wish I'd known about that sooner."

If you do preview these events somewhere then it isn't always immediately apparent.

As for the NATO event. If people want to celebrate NATO coming to town then that's up to them I suppose. Treating the whole thing like a circus is a bit twisted and sick in the head, if you ask me, but whatever floats your boat.

My personal opinion is that what we have arriving in a couple of weeks time, is the largest, and most ruthless terrorist organisation on the planet. Scores of the world's most powerful and influential people - people with so much innocent blood, and misery, and greed, and malice, and corruption, and oppression, and just downright nastiness, staining their very souls as to make the combined demons of the nine circles of hell green with envy.

But hey - let's throw the proles a spectacle. Worked for the Romans, and still works today - provided you're stupid enough to eat any old excrement that's handed to you without question... which, let's be honest, if you plan on going for the burgers, you probably are.
You are calling NATO a terrorist organisation? The very same organisation that allows you the freedom of speech that you waste with inane comments on a local newspaper forum? The organisation that allows you to sleep safely at night, safe in the knowledge that if Russia decides to suddenly invade Europe you wont be mining salt in a few months after it happens. Only in rich countries is pacifism so popular. Only in rich countries do these soap box opinions even get entertained. If you lived in some countries you wouldn't be able to go shopping without the risk of getting blown up by REAL terrorists. If you lived in some countries you'd have two hours of power and no internet coverage to make these statements. I bang on about the County, but I still keep it in perspective that I'm lucky enough to live in a relatively violence free country and I'm free to voice my opinion and walk down the shops without getting shot. You're safe, well fed and sheltered... Basics taken for granted... NATO taken for granted...
I think it's more likely he's the little boy who waves his little thingy at the girls in the playground. His motive is to shock. Shame we all think he's funny.
[quote][p][bold]b3talover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GardenVarietyMushroo m[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kevin Ward - Editor[/bold] wrote: Actually, what we normally do is preview an event and then report on that event when it happens. I'm very happy to accept criticism of our work, but not when it is as misinformed as the comment above.[/p][/quote]To be honest, I've frequently read your reports of events that have happened and found myself thinking, "Wish I'd known about that sooner." If you do preview these events somewhere then it isn't always immediately apparent. As for the NATO event. If people want to celebrate NATO coming to town then that's up to them I suppose. Treating the whole thing like a circus is a bit twisted and sick in the head, if you ask me, but whatever floats your boat. My personal opinion is that what we have arriving in a couple of weeks time, is the largest, and most ruthless terrorist organisation on the planet. Scores of the world's most powerful and influential people - people with so much innocent blood, and misery, and greed, and malice, and corruption, and oppression, and just downright nastiness, staining their very souls as to make the combined demons of the nine circles of hell green with envy. But hey - let's throw the proles a spectacle. Worked for the Romans, and still works today - provided you're stupid enough to eat any old excrement that's handed to you without question... which, let's be honest, if you plan on going for the burgers, you probably are.[/p][/quote]You are calling NATO a terrorist organisation? The very same organisation that allows you the freedom of speech that you waste with inane comments on a local newspaper forum? The organisation that allows you to sleep safely at night, safe in the knowledge that if Russia decides to suddenly invade Europe you wont be mining salt in a few months after it happens. Only in rich countries is pacifism so popular. Only in rich countries do these soap box opinions even get entertained. If you lived in some countries you wouldn't be able to go shopping without the risk of getting blown up by REAL terrorists. If you lived in some countries you'd have two hours of power and no internet coverage to make these statements. I bang on about the County, but I still keep it in perspective that I'm lucky enough to live in a relatively violence free country and I'm free to voice my opinion and walk down the shops without getting shot. You're safe, well fed and sheltered... Basics taken for granted... NATO taken for granted...[/p][/quote]I think it's more likely he's the little boy who waves his little thingy at the girls in the playground. His motive is to shock. Shame we all think he's funny. Lord Palmerstone
  • Score: -17

6:47pm Wed 20 Aug 14

DGee123 says...

Did anyone else read "reindeer burgers from Iceland" and think of the frozen food supermarket?
Did anyone else read "reindeer burgers from Iceland" and think of the frozen food supermarket? DGee123
  • Score: 14

6:58pm Wed 20 Aug 14

Mervyn James says...

john.hall1000 wrote:
I suppose we'll have the idiots spoiling it by demonstrating, just let the people of Newport and surrounding area's enjoy the festival.
NATO is less the target but more the fact the USA and UK are responsible for the whole middle east thing, as well as arming Israel to slaughter over a 1,000 Palestinians, and supplying ISIS with more loonies and a cause. There is a huge hypocrisy about the whole thing. People in glass housing and living in Ivory towers, assuming the moral high ground while arming people left right and centre ? Perhaps the loonies are nearer than we think. And, people should not demonstrate about the hypocrisy in case it spoils a good scoff ? The Ostrich Syndrome. This isn't going to go away.
[quote][p][bold]john.hall1000[/bold] wrote: I suppose we'll have the idiots spoiling it by demonstrating, just let the people of Newport and surrounding area's enjoy the festival.[/p][/quote]NATO is less the target but more the fact the USA and UK are responsible for the whole middle east thing, as well as arming Israel to slaughter over a 1,000 Palestinians, and supplying ISIS with more loonies and a cause. There is a huge hypocrisy about the whole thing. People in glass housing and living in Ivory towers, assuming the moral high ground while arming people left right and centre ? Perhaps the loonies are nearer than we think. And, people should not demonstrate about the hypocrisy in case it spoils a good scoff ? The Ostrich Syndrome. This isn't going to go away. Mervyn James
  • Score: -5

7:27pm Wed 20 Aug 14

thomas35 says...

O.k Nato is having conference so what... but just think on.I would suggest that at this time with respect to what is happening in the Middle east and the dreadful news of todays assination and murdering of thousands of people throughout Iraq now makes the Celtic Manor and its surrounding area a prime target for a terrorist attack whether it be now or in the future .Forget the peace protestors etc. You can bet the Isis gang and its followers are more than aware of Mr Matthews and his hospitality, and could pay a visit themselves.
O.k Nato is having conference so what... but just think on.I would suggest that at this time with respect to what is happening in the Middle east and the dreadful news of todays assination and murdering of thousands of people throughout Iraq now makes the Celtic Manor and its surrounding area a prime target for a terrorist attack whether it be now or in the future .Forget the peace protestors etc. You can bet the Isis gang and its followers are more than aware of Mr Matthews and his hospitality, and could pay a visit themselves. thomas35
  • Score: -10

8:04pm Wed 20 Aug 14

Newportg says...

b3talover wrote:
GardenVarietyMushroo

m
wrote:
Kevin Ward - Editor wrote:
Actually, what we normally do is preview an event and then report on that event when it happens.
I'm very happy to accept criticism of our work, but not when it is as misinformed as the comment above.
To be honest, I've frequently read your reports of events that have happened and found myself thinking, "Wish I'd known about that sooner."

If you do preview these events somewhere then it isn't always immediately apparent.

As for the NATO event. If people want to celebrate NATO coming to town then that's up to them I suppose. Treating the whole thing like a circus is a bit twisted and sick in the head, if you ask me, but whatever floats your boat.

My personal opinion is that what we have arriving in a couple of weeks time, is the largest, and most ruthless terrorist organisation on the planet. Scores of the world's most powerful and influential people - people with so much innocent blood, and misery, and greed, and malice, and corruption, and oppression, and just downright nastiness, staining their very souls as to make the combined demons of the nine circles of hell green with envy.

But hey - let's throw the proles a spectacle. Worked for the Romans, and still works today - provided you're stupid enough to eat any old excrement that's handed to you without question... which, let's be honest, if you plan on going for the burgers, you probably are.
You are calling NATO a terrorist organisation? The very same organisation that allows you the freedom of speech that you waste with inane comments on a local newspaper forum? The organisation that allows you to sleep safely at night, safe in the knowledge that if Russia decides to suddenly invade Europe you wont be mining salt in a few months after it happens. Only in rich countries is pacifism so popular. Only in rich countries do these soap box opinions even get entertained. If you lived in some countries you wouldn't be able to go shopping without the risk of getting blown up by REAL terrorists. If you lived in some countries you'd have two hours of power and no internet coverage to make these statements. I bang on about the County, but I still keep it in perspective that I'm lucky enough to live in a relatively violence free country and I'm free to voice my opinion and walk down the shops without getting shot. You're safe, well fed and sheltered... Basics taken for granted... NATO taken for granted...
Totally agree with you.
[quote][p][bold]b3talover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GardenVarietyMushroo m[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kevin Ward - Editor[/bold] wrote: Actually, what we normally do is preview an event and then report on that event when it happens. I'm very happy to accept criticism of our work, but not when it is as misinformed as the comment above.[/p][/quote]To be honest, I've frequently read your reports of events that have happened and found myself thinking, "Wish I'd known about that sooner." If you do preview these events somewhere then it isn't always immediately apparent. As for the NATO event. If people want to celebrate NATO coming to town then that's up to them I suppose. Treating the whole thing like a circus is a bit twisted and sick in the head, if you ask me, but whatever floats your boat. My personal opinion is that what we have arriving in a couple of weeks time, is the largest, and most ruthless terrorist organisation on the planet. Scores of the world's most powerful and influential people - people with so much innocent blood, and misery, and greed, and malice, and corruption, and oppression, and just downright nastiness, staining their very souls as to make the combined demons of the nine circles of hell green with envy. But hey - let's throw the proles a spectacle. Worked for the Romans, and still works today - provided you're stupid enough to eat any old excrement that's handed to you without question... which, let's be honest, if you plan on going for the burgers, you probably are.[/p][/quote]You are calling NATO a terrorist organisation? The very same organisation that allows you the freedom of speech that you waste with inane comments on a local newspaper forum? The organisation that allows you to sleep safely at night, safe in the knowledge that if Russia decides to suddenly invade Europe you wont be mining salt in a few months after it happens. Only in rich countries is pacifism so popular. Only in rich countries do these soap box opinions even get entertained. If you lived in some countries you wouldn't be able to go shopping without the risk of getting blown up by REAL terrorists. If you lived in some countries you'd have two hours of power and no internet coverage to make these statements. I bang on about the County, but I still keep it in perspective that I'm lucky enough to live in a relatively violence free country and I'm free to voice my opinion and walk down the shops without getting shot. You're safe, well fed and sheltered... Basics taken for granted... NATO taken for granted...[/p][/quote]Totally agree with you. Newportg
  • Score: 7

12:11am Thu 21 Aug 14

Stevenboy says...

b3talover wrote:
GardenVarietyMushroo

m
wrote:
Kevin Ward - Editor wrote:
Actually, what we normally do is preview an event and then report on that event when it happens.
I'm very happy to accept criticism of our work, but not when it is as misinformed as the comment above.
To be honest, I've frequently read your reports of events that have happened and found myself thinking, "Wish I'd known about that sooner."

If you do preview these events somewhere then it isn't always immediately apparent.

As for the NATO event. If people want to celebrate NATO coming to town then that's up to them I suppose. Treating the whole thing like a circus is a bit twisted and sick in the head, if you ask me, but whatever floats your boat.

My personal opinion is that what we have arriving in a couple of weeks time, is the largest, and most ruthless terrorist organisation on the planet. Scores of the world's most powerful and influential people - people with so much innocent blood, and misery, and greed, and malice, and corruption, and oppression, and just downright nastiness, staining their very souls as to make the combined demons of the nine circles of hell green with envy.

But hey - let's throw the proles a spectacle. Worked for the Romans, and still works today - provided you're stupid enough to eat any old excrement that's handed to you without question... which, let's be honest, if you plan on going for the burgers, you probably are.
You are calling NATO a terrorist organisation? The very same organisation that allows you the freedom of speech that you waste with inane comments on a local newspaper forum? The organisation that allows you to sleep safely at night, safe in the knowledge that if Russia decides to suddenly invade Europe you wont be mining salt in a few months after it happens. Only in rich countries is pacifism so popular. Only in rich countries do these soap box opinions even get entertained. If you lived in some countries you wouldn't be able to go shopping without the risk of getting blown up by REAL terrorists. If you lived in some countries you'd have two hours of power and no internet coverage to make these statements. I bang on about the County, but I still keep it in perspective that I'm lucky enough to live in a relatively violence free country and I'm free to voice my opinion and walk down the shops without getting shot. You're safe, well fed and sheltered... Basics taken for granted... NATO taken for granted...
Good post.
[quote][p][bold]b3talover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GardenVarietyMushroo m[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kevin Ward - Editor[/bold] wrote: Actually, what we normally do is preview an event and then report on that event when it happens. I'm very happy to accept criticism of our work, but not when it is as misinformed as the comment above.[/p][/quote]To be honest, I've frequently read your reports of events that have happened and found myself thinking, "Wish I'd known about that sooner." If you do preview these events somewhere then it isn't always immediately apparent. As for the NATO event. If people want to celebrate NATO coming to town then that's up to them I suppose. Treating the whole thing like a circus is a bit twisted and sick in the head, if you ask me, but whatever floats your boat. My personal opinion is that what we have arriving in a couple of weeks time, is the largest, and most ruthless terrorist organisation on the planet. Scores of the world's most powerful and influential people - people with so much innocent blood, and misery, and greed, and malice, and corruption, and oppression, and just downright nastiness, staining their very souls as to make the combined demons of the nine circles of hell green with envy. But hey - let's throw the proles a spectacle. Worked for the Romans, and still works today - provided you're stupid enough to eat any old excrement that's handed to you without question... which, let's be honest, if you plan on going for the burgers, you probably are.[/p][/quote]You are calling NATO a terrorist organisation? The very same organisation that allows you the freedom of speech that you waste with inane comments on a local newspaper forum? The organisation that allows you to sleep safely at night, safe in the knowledge that if Russia decides to suddenly invade Europe you wont be mining salt in a few months after it happens. Only in rich countries is pacifism so popular. Only in rich countries do these soap box opinions even get entertained. If you lived in some countries you wouldn't be able to go shopping without the risk of getting blown up by REAL terrorists. If you lived in some countries you'd have two hours of power and no internet coverage to make these statements. I bang on about the County, but I still keep it in perspective that I'm lucky enough to live in a relatively violence free country and I'm free to voice my opinion and walk down the shops without getting shot. You're safe, well fed and sheltered... Basics taken for granted... NATO taken for granted...[/p][/quote]Good post. Stevenboy
  • Score: 2

8:28am Thu 21 Aug 14

Lord Palmerstone says...

Mervyn James wrote:
john.hall1000 wrote:
I suppose we'll have the idiots spoiling it by demonstrating, just let the people of Newport and surrounding area's enjoy the festival.
NATO is less the target but more the fact the USA and UK are responsible for the whole middle east thing, as well as arming Israel to slaughter over a 1,000 Palestinians, and supplying ISIS with more loonies and a cause. There is a huge hypocrisy about the whole thing. People in glass housing and living in Ivory towers, assuming the moral high ground while arming people left right and centre ? Perhaps the loonies are nearer than we think. And, people should not demonstrate about the hypocrisy in case it spoils a good scoff ? The Ostrich Syndrome. This isn't going to go away.
You may rest assured Merv that Shi'ites and Sunnis were hacking each other to pieces at the time that Cromwell was doing something similar in Drogheda to the religious opposition. We got over that (well just about. Its echoes still exist in the bully boys of Sinn Fein/IRA,) They didn't. So there you are. Give them a sharp stone and they'll do the job.
[quote][p][bold]Mervyn James[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]john.hall1000[/bold] wrote: I suppose we'll have the idiots spoiling it by demonstrating, just let the people of Newport and surrounding area's enjoy the festival.[/p][/quote]NATO is less the target but more the fact the USA and UK are responsible for the whole middle east thing, as well as arming Israel to slaughter over a 1,000 Palestinians, and supplying ISIS with more loonies and a cause. There is a huge hypocrisy about the whole thing. People in glass housing and living in Ivory towers, assuming the moral high ground while arming people left right and centre ? Perhaps the loonies are nearer than we think. And, people should not demonstrate about the hypocrisy in case it spoils a good scoff ? The Ostrich Syndrome. This isn't going to go away.[/p][/quote]You may rest assured Merv that Shi'ites and Sunnis were hacking each other to pieces at the time that Cromwell was doing something similar in Drogheda to the religious opposition. We got over that (well just about. Its echoes still exist in the bully boys of Sinn Fein/IRA,) They didn't. So there you are. Give them a sharp stone and they'll do the job. Lord Palmerstone
  • Score: 1

7:30pm Thu 21 Aug 14

GogExile says...

Mervyn James wrote:
john.hall1000 wrote:
I suppose we'll have the idiots spoiling it by demonstrating, just let the people of Newport and surrounding area's enjoy the festival.
NATO is less the target but more the fact the USA and UK are responsible for the whole middle east thing, as well as arming Israel to slaughter over a 1,000 Palestinians, and supplying ISIS with more loonies and a cause. There is a huge hypocrisy about the whole thing. People in glass housing and living in Ivory towers, assuming the moral high ground while arming people left right and centre ? Perhaps the loonies are nearer than we think. And, people should not demonstrate about the hypocrisy in case it spoils a good scoff ? The Ostrich Syndrome. This isn't going to go away.
Poor loves in ISIS have some weapons from the US (pretty sure none of those Kalashnicovs came from Washington) so they have no choice but to butcher people. I've got knives in my kitchen but didn't behead anybody today. If I did, would it be my fault or Argos' fault for selling me the cutlery? I'm also pretty sure that Hamas breaking eleven consecutive ceasefires with ordinance launched from civilian areas fired at civilian areas has a lot to do with the number of casualties too. Not subscribing to your point of view doesn't make people ostriches - perhaps they've just done some research beyond the myopic one-side-is-complete
ly-innocent nonsense.
[quote][p][bold]Mervyn James[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]john.hall1000[/bold] wrote: I suppose we'll have the idiots spoiling it by demonstrating, just let the people of Newport and surrounding area's enjoy the festival.[/p][/quote]NATO is less the target but more the fact the USA and UK are responsible for the whole middle east thing, as well as arming Israel to slaughter over a 1,000 Palestinians, and supplying ISIS with more loonies and a cause. There is a huge hypocrisy about the whole thing. People in glass housing and living in Ivory towers, assuming the moral high ground while arming people left right and centre ? Perhaps the loonies are nearer than we think. And, people should not demonstrate about the hypocrisy in case it spoils a good scoff ? The Ostrich Syndrome. This isn't going to go away.[/p][/quote]Poor loves in ISIS have some weapons from the US (pretty sure none of those Kalashnicovs came from Washington) so they have no choice but to butcher people. I've got knives in my kitchen but didn't behead anybody today. If I did, would it be my fault or Argos' fault for selling me the cutlery? I'm also pretty sure that Hamas breaking eleven consecutive ceasefires with ordinance launched from civilian areas fired at civilian areas has a lot to do with the number of casualties too. Not subscribing to your point of view doesn't make people ostriches - perhaps they've just done some research beyond the myopic one-side-is-complete ly-innocent nonsense. GogExile
  • Score: 3

10:36am Sat 23 Aug 14

Magor says...

Get rid of religion, politics and greed, we could then do without the likes of NATO.
Get rid of religion, politics and greed, we could then do without the likes of NATO. Magor
  • Score: 4

12:18pm Sat 23 Aug 14

Mr.Jolly. says...

NATO "Celebrations" FFS...I don't recall anybody actually asking for this.
NATO "Celebrations" FFS...I don't recall anybody actually asking for this. Mr.Jolly.
  • Score: -12
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