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Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Political Correctness an Insidious Danger

The final Blog of year can be a tricky thing ..... is it optimism, or pessimism, or a mix that is the appropriate tone ... do you look forward or backward?

I have thought a little about this and decided to talk about the subject that concerns me most at the moment .... surprisingly its not the rise of Islam and increasing Dhimmitude of the UK, because if we are too stupid as a society to stop this happening, then maybe we deserve to let our western civilisation slip away. After all I am a man and will actually benefit in some regards, whereas women's groups appear to be supine about the fate that awaits them, when we all bow our necks to Sharia laws.

No, the subject that I fear most is Political Correctness, which disguised as "Social Liberalism", underpins not only the promotion of Islam that I object to, but also the rise of a new racism, and all manner of other social ills, that are similar to many aspects of the life described in the novel 1984 by George Orwell.

Firstly: A new official language and coded political expressions.

We now have 'Newspeak' as the BBC demonstrate in the name of "balance". This newspeak means that we have to convolute plain English in order to say anything that involves the mentally ill, the mentally or physically disabled, anyone of a non white colour and of course Islam.

This last has such a protected status in the world of the Politically Correct, that we have to bow to its sensitivities even when celebrating Christmas, which many councils dub as "Winterfest" so as not to offend the followers of Mohammad. Islamic festivals are of course 'celebrated' freely no matter what offence they cause to the majority of us.

The rise of a newspeak language, allows for the rise of the new actions and crimes.

Communism created and used its own language and these terms gave description to the actions they described. The term 'Proletariat' was for sure a term before Karl Marx used it, but it became a Soviet term describing the masses, and allowed people to discuss them as a lumpen group who were in conflict with their "Class Enemies" the 'Petite Bourgeoisie' (a term which became used as an insult from Left wingers in the West).

They, or rather their fellow travellers and sympathisers in the West, built a whole Lexicon of Soviet 'Newspeak' with which to vilify and control social groups.

Anti-Party Group Apparatchik Bourgeois nationalism Bourgeois pseudoscience Dictatorship of the proletariat Dollar imperialism Enemy of the people Fraternity of peoples Gulags Great Purge New Soviet man Parasitism Refusenik Rehabilitation Democracy Wrecking

As you can see from the selection above, there is a a sort of similarity with the New PC terminology - this may be because the same type of people who spouted the communist nonsense, now spout the PC rubbish with the same gusto.

Often the terms are the exact opposite of what they really mean so in Soviet speak "democracy" meant directorship, and rule by the party, and similarly "Multiculturalism" means letting ethnic groups disregard the native culture, and carry out questionable activities as 'cultural'.

Once you have a language for your ideology, then you can fulfil its actions i.e. You need a label and then you can carry out the actions it describes. For the communists the term Gulag was needed to allow the imprisonment of around a tenth of the population.

The Nazis used much the same methods and similar terms, but then they shared much in common. It’s often forgotten that both the fascists and communists considered themselves to be “Socialists” e.g. Until 1914, Benito Mussolini was the leader of the Socialist Party of Italy and Hitler said “There is more that binds us to Bolshevism than separates us from it”, he allowed converts from Communist parties to join the Nazi party because they could do so with little mental effort.

Now that we are openly censored in what we say, or how we say it, then it opens the path to the next stages.

For example an old persons home recently lost its local authority funding because people in the home didn't want to discuss their 'sexual orientation' as demanded by some officious clerk from the local council.

How sick is that .... presumably they were checking to see if the nursing home was taking a proper quota of 'homosexuals', or maybe it was because it was a Christian Missionary home? .... Certainly a Muslim orientated nursing home would not have faced these questions for fear of offending their religion.

This is simply PC driven discrimination by the local authority. What about the residents human rights, or the fact that they have paid taxes all their lives?

Secondly: Legalised discrimination in the name of 'equality'.

Once the language of PC orientated discrimination is enshrined, then open apartheid can be practised against social groups that the new ideology hates. The Bourgeoisie if you will of the new ideology.

For example Harriet Harman has introduced legislation that makes it legal to racially discriminate against white males in the UK (specifically English white males, as the others, Scottish Welsh etc, are all 'minorities' in their own right). Whilst this legislation is fairly weak, it nonetheless lays the foundation of legal discrimination on the grounds of both skin colour, and or sexual gender.

I will simply point out, that the fascists had similar ideas in the 1930's

The Nuremberg Laws suggested that racial types were different, with some superior and some inferior. Only they promoted the supposed 'superior' race, and the Harman laws promote the supposed disadvantaged (on grounds of colour) races.

Of course now you have the potentially tricky question of when someone is classified as 'White or Black', or discriminated for, or against, for the purposes of this legislation. If you have one white and one black parent are you white, black or something else (coloured?), and does that mean that a coloured person will get the job if faced with a white male, but lose it if competing against a black person?

Maybe we should bring in official colour charts and racial designations as per the old Apartheid South African government?

Apart from the obvious dangers that this could lead to serious infringements against rights held under existing human rights and discrimination legislation in the UK, this PC driven legislation could actually bring a form of apartheid eugenics to the UK courts, to our everlasting shame.

And that is why the malignancy of Political Correctness should be resisted by everyone, its used in just the same way as Newspeak, Soviet Agitprop, Nazi Propaganda, and Apartheid justifications were, and will end in similar results.

These are dangereous times for hard won freedoms, and New Labour risks causing great damage by its flirtation with Newspeak and the PC ideas that it represents.

A Prosperous and Happy New Year to everyone everywhere.

Sunday, 28 December 2008

Gaza - The Land Of Tears

The Israeli response to the rocket attacks that Hamas has carried out, on a more or less daily basis since Israel withdrew from Gaza, has provoked much world reaction. As you might expect the Arabs have been out on the streets, "Death to Israel" is no doubt the chant from Damascus to Cairo ... not a word condemning Hamas's part in all of this, but then there never is, is there?

It's odd how the rockets being fired into Israel provoked almost no reaction until they responded. The difference, Israel aims at specific targets and largely hits them, whereas Hamas just aim at Israel, and largely miss it. So how many times do you have to tell the Arab world, and the terrorists of Hamas in particular "No More!"? They seem to believe that they can perform any act with impunity from the consequences, either for themselves, or the people they claim to represent.

All those apologists for Hamas in the UN and the West should ask themselves two questions, if Gaza was on their borders and rocketing them, how long would it be before they fought back, and how long before any PC politicians saying that "Arabs have the right, they are victims", would be ex-politicians? Not very long is the answer to both.

This map shows the current range of the rockets being fired at what after all is a small country ..... A school in Beersheeba has been hit during the current wave of rocket attacks. To give perspective its the equivalent of 43 kilometers between Cardiff and Bristol in the UK map



The usual double standards apply when dealing with the Arab world.

The head of the Shia movement in Lebanon, Hassan Nasrallah, said "We are ready to face any aggression on our land, our country or our dignity" without any apparent irony. Obviously Israeli's responding to attacks by Hamas is not "facing any aggression on their land, their country or their dignity".

Why Arabs should think that they have the right to attack anyone, but no one has the right to retaliate, is beyond me, unless its those 'fellow travellers' in the West, who tell them that they are victims of a Western conspiracy against the Muslims and therefore have special rights. Well they are wrong, and the Arabs would do well to learn some lessons.

Human Cost

Of course when talking about armed violence, collateral damage, military responses etc, we are talking about innocents being hurt or killed and there is no doubt that Israel's latest military reaction has killed 'civilians' as well as militants. This is partly because Hamas use civilians as 'human shields', to try and lessen the likelihood of Israels attacks. So they fire rockets from populated areas and near buildings such as schools and hospitals.

However this doesn't lessen the fear and shock that the civilians experience, and its as well that we don't forget this fact. The BBC reported on Iman, a 14-year-old-girl. She was so scared she apparently could barely speak. "I don't know where to go. I don't know where is a safe place to stay. We don't know when they will strike again," she said.

But for balances sake, lets see a couple of Jewish views on this taken from the BBC Have Your Say page.

"I want to see you live in that kind of reality for seven years, in fear to send your children to kindergarten or to school. Do you know how many kids in Israel, particularly in Sdrot, can't sleep at night like every normal kid in the world can? Do you know that every little sound those little kids hear, make them cry hysterically?" Atar, Yavneh aged 16 (Israel)

"Enough is enough!!! eight years, that is 400 weeks, that is 2,800 days of being constantly bombed!!! kids who were born 8 years ago are still wetting their beds, the most common disorder in our the region is post traumatic stress disorder (probably more than the common flu). I am sorry to say, but talking somehow doesn't seem to do the trick. We are tax-payers, civilians, our country needs to protect us, protect our children. if it takes using A LOT of force, than so be it!" Oded, in the rocket range, Israel.

History

Lets just take a brief look at the ethnic history of "Arab Palestine" ..... it was not "Arab" until comparatively recently. The first inhabitants were the Canaanites, who were not Semites or Arabs. Somewhere between 1813 BC and 1638 BC, the Jews arrived and set up their first Kingdoms of Judah and Israel .... the area now called Gaza was part of the non Jewish Philistine state. Most of the area fell under the Assyrians control between 722 BC to 586 BC, when the Babylonians conquered all of the area. It remained under the Persians, who succeeded the Babylonians (still with me?) and conquered the last separate Jewish state of Judah.

The Jews finally got complete control during the Maccabean - Hasmonean Period (between 165–63 BC) before the area was conquered again, this time by the Romans (later Byzantines) until 634 AD. By this time the area was largely Christian, with a large number of Nabateans in the area. The Jews after a series of revolts were finally allowed back in 430 AD. Some areas, like Gaza, were well-known as pagan holdouts, and remained attached to the worship of Dagon and other deities as their ancestors had been for thousands of years ..... may explain a lot!

When the Arabs arrived in 634 AD, they conquered a much weakened region, a series of wars and revolts involving Jews, who assisted the Persian invasion, and the Byzantines, had totally depopulated the region of both Christians, and Jews, and the Arabs settled in large numbers. This was when the area started to take on an Arab population and feel, but it wasn't until the late 1200's (after another few centuries of wars, crusades, massacres, and the Plague) that the population became an Arab/Muslim majority.

That's about how it remained until 1945. The Jewish population was only 11% of the total in 1920, and the Arabs opposed the rise in Jewish numbers during the 1920's in a series of uprisings against the British, who were the latest imperial conquerors. The Jews organized militia groups like the Irgun and Lehi to fight the British, and the Haganah and Palmach to fight the Arabs. By the time order was restored in March 1939, more than 5,000 Arabs, 400 Jews, and 200 Britons had been killed ..... sounds much like today doesn't it?

After the Second World War the British had lost the imperial urge, and were leaving the area .... Jordan was established as an Arab state (explicitly without Jews) and the Jewish State of Israel was born as part of a two state solution in Palestine. Oddly the Palestinian part was immediately annexed by Egypt (Gaza) and the New State of Jordan (West Bank) after the Arab armies got whupped by the Jewish settlers in the 1948 war.

Now there are more Jews than Arabs in the area (although demographics are working in the Arabs favour, which is another reason for the tension), and that dear readers, is the potted history of why the Israeli's are retaliating against Arabs of Gaza, and why there will probably never be peace in that area.

Saturday, 27 December 2008

The 'Holy Land' burns once again

Sadly, there are reports that Israel has made good on its threats to Hamas and attacked the Gaza strip ..... the 'Holy Land' in flames again. There will one day be an Armageddon there, mark my words...... oh hang on, the 'end of times' gig is already booked for there, and coming sooner than the next millennium or rapture by the look of it.

If Iran ever gets its nuclear weapons, aided by the Russians, Chinese (and no doubt the French), there will likely be a small(ish) but still very nasty nuclear war, leaving some areas of the Middle East largely uninhabitable and with no possible winners. Certainly whats left (if anything) of Israel, the Palestinians, Jordanians and Syrians will have little to be happy about.... Iran will have been laid to nuclear waste.

Hopefully common sense will break out, and there won't be a nuclear war there or anywhere in the world (although India and Pakistan are rattling nuclear sabres at each other again), but there are no signs of this "common sense outbreak" at the moment.

One thing is for sure, there will be at least one nuclear war one day, the slow but inevitable spread of such weapons means that someone will be mad enough to use them, and the chances are that it will be some lunatic who believes that "God or Allah", is waiting to greet the one who uses a nuclear weapon in his name ..... Iran and others in that region have a large number of such thinkers, so .......

If you want to see the effects of one smallish nuclear weapon, and its fallout, go here and select your target of choice e.g Jerusalem. Click on map to place explosion site in region. Only a dozen or so smaller war heads on or near Israel, will end both it and many of the surrounding countries forever.

Of course there are always some people who believe that they can survive a nuclear war, or that at least they can isolate themselves from the consequences of such a conflict ..... the silliness of that idea can be illustrated nicely like this ....

Friday, 26 December 2008

Happy Christmas?

I didn't blog on Christmas Day as I was too busy cooking (for one.... sigh), but I have looked at the news this morning, and sadly the world still spins, and the inhumanity of mankind still shines out .....

Firstly, in the US, Bruce Jeffrey Pardo dressed himself as Santa Claus, and then murdered at least eight people (possibly several more), before killing himself. The US will one day have to bring in some real gun control, if it ever wants to stop these multiple killing sprees.

Secondly, in the Middle East, the Hamas group in Gaza have ended the ceasefire with Israel and immediately launched rocket attacks thus provoking threats of retaliation by Israel .... madness as usual in the name of Allah. How does this help the people of Gaza? It doesn't.

In Africa, the coup season has got an early start, even for that benighted continent, with the news that there was an army coup, provoking fears of a regional war .... nothing new here then.

In Asia, Japan has officially gone into recession, thus sparking fears that it will go into deflation again. It always strikes me that Japans muscle as the second largest economy is wasted on them, they do nothing to drive the world economy, but seem to presage depressions when they stop buying their own goods. They refuse to use domestic consumption to inflate the economy and therefore every sneeze in the US, is the flu for Japan.

In Europe, the Catholic Church seems to have succumbed to the Islamification of the continent by including mosques in church nativity scenes (despite the minor fact that Islam only appeared 600 years after the Christ was a born) ..... we await the day when Imams praise Christ as even an equal to their role model.

And finally, Islams love of womankind is well known ..... locked up in their homes, banned from working, banned from voting, child brides, beaten in the streets, criminalised for minor things such as driving a car, killed for being raped, and now, killed for going to schools. Yes our friends, the ever popular Taliban (Afghan version, as opposed to the Pakistani or Saudi versions), have announced that they will kill all girl children sent to schools. Why the West is so sanguine about what Islam truly means is beyond me, the evidence is in front of our faces every single day.

So the world turned for 24 hours, and got just a little darker ...... Merry Christmas readers.

Tuesday, 23 December 2008

When "Animal Rights" subvert "Human Rights"

Once again an "Animal Rights" type organisation has been found guilty of criminal and terrorist like behaviour ............ they are cowards and scum, who hide behind balaclava's, telephones, and the dead of night, to terrorise people who are not supporters of their extreme views.

How else can you reasonably describe groups who send used female sanitary towels, or used condoms, razor blades, and syringe needles (claimed to be from people who are infected with AIDS), to people and businesses in the post? And what do the used condoms tell you about the type of excitement these 'thrill seekers' get from threatening people?

This blog has pointed out before, that these people are criminals and nothing less, but are all too easily allowed to campaign with supposedly 'legal and law abiding' groups such as the Greens.

There are no excuses in a democracy for attacking people who don't subscribe to your views, but listening to the spokeswoman for Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC), aka the Animal Liberation Front (According to the police "SHAC and the ALF are one and the same thing, there is no club, no rules of membership." ), on Radio Four, was like listening to a Nazi Lawyer at Nuremberg.

Debbie Vincent, who according to this web site, has a criminal conviction of her own for her behaviours in support of SHAC, (and had been sentenced to a 120-hour community punishment order), squirmed and prevaricated, and could not bring herself to condemn the activities of these scum, whilst just about saying something like 'It's not us, but I can understand why people might take these actions".

I hope they get very, very, long sentences, but expect that our justice system will let them out far too soon. They are profiled here in the crime pages, not as martyrs, not political, just the crime pages, which is where they deserve to be, because thats all they are.

Here are the latest faces of animal lunacy..... of people who have been convicted of blackmail, paedophile smears, criminal damage, bomb hoaxes, and the reason why they hurt their fellow human beings? ............ A rats rights.
Clockwise from left:
Gregg Avery (main pic), Nathasha Avery, Heather Nicholson,
Gerrah Selby, Dan Amos, Gavin Medd-Hall, Daniel Wadham

Saturday, 20 December 2008

"Grumpy Old Man" hands out lesson

This story made me laugh, I know I shouldn't have, because it involves violence which resulted in five people being taken to hospital, two of whom were seriously injured, but I couldn't help having some sympathy for the old codger with a bad temper.

It appears that a 70-year-old Senegalese man felt, that the young people who were at a concert, were insulting him with their songs, and began shooting at them with a hunting rifle at Lobaly village, after he felt that they had ignored his warning not to sing "Pa' Tang Xol" (Angry Old Men), by popular Senegalese artist Baaba Mal .

He was apparently so 'pissed off' with the concert goers, that he shot at them knowing that his own children were in the crowd, who fortunately were not amongst the injured.

PC Reporting by BBC slants truth

This story on the BBC Website, about 'youths' having rioted in the southern Swedish city of Malmo, at first glance looks perfectly normal, and the headline and text hint that the "riots" are in some way similar in nature to the recent events in Greece.

But if you read it carefully you find that the story is full of PC newspeak code such as "immigrant neighbourhood", "linked to the closure of an Islamic centre" and various other clues that tell you that it was in fact violent rioting by illegal "Muslim immigrant and asylum seekers" with no good cause.

How I detest this 'newspeak' that the liberal press such as the BBC use to coyly tell us that the "fires", "extensive damage to public property", and "stone-throwing and bomb threats against police" were in fact Muslim radicals trying to intimidate the Swedish authorities into granting them something (as usual) that they hadn't earned e.g. another Mosque.

It takes the Swedish police spokeswoman's quote to explain the story "The origin of the riots is the occupation of the building. But that's not really the reason now, now other troublemakers have just joined in, taking advantage of the situation," police spokeswoman Ewa-Gun Westford told AFP.

Sunday, 14 December 2008

Admittance of the Truth

Gordon Brown, after years of trying to deny any connection between terrorist activities in the UK, or against UK troops around the world, and Pakistani immigrants has been forced to admit that three-quarters of the most serious terror plots being investigated by UK authorities, have links to Pakistan.

No Shit Sherlock! Welcome to the world as the rest of us know it.

This blog has long reported the connection between the Taliban in both Pakistan and Afghanistan, to towns in the UK that have large Pakistani or Bangladeshi populations, so for Brown to suddenly acknowledge the connection is something of a breakthrough.

The truth is that Pakistans badlands and cities are now the launchpads of most of the Islamic terrorist attacks around the world (excluding Iraq), including the Mumbai Outrage. Maybe, just maybe the PC left are beginning to have to admit that all is not well in the pakistan connection to the UK.

Perhaps this signals a recognition that endless islamic immigration is a danger to us all.

A Greek Tragedy II

Greece has been beset by street protests and troubles for the last week, the nature of which are reminiscent of the Paris troubles of 1968. The cause of this unrest is ostensibly the death of a fourteen year boy, shot by police after a disturbance but the trouble quickly spread and now seems aimed at the ills of Greek political society.

As I mentioned in an earlier (and somewhat criticised story...) Greece is facing serious economic problems, particularly in the area of youth unemployment which is at 19% and that is whats fuelling the disturbances. However, this should not be allowed to mask the fact that the problems in Greece stem partly from early membership of the EU in 1981.

This was only seven years after the restoration of 'democracy' and didn't allow for the necessary period of democracy and reforms, which were much needed after the military Govt of the colonels. This early membership sealed institutional corruption into the body politic of Greece, and that's why 'connections' and bribes are so openly seen in the practice of government at all levels.

Mass youth unemployment amongst those that have no 'connections', are what is fuelling the unrest as they know that the privileged will continue to get the best jobs in a weakening economy.

Thursday, 11 December 2008

A Greek Tragedy

This story illustrates the downturn in the economic fortunes of Greece since the country had its heyday, as a funds recipient country in the EU (before enlargement took UK money to other destinations). There has in fact been a small rise in the absolute numbers of UK visitors to Greece, but this is offset by the fact that as the cost of living has reached parity with, and in some cases surpassed, that of the UK, the type of visitors to Greece seems to have changed.

Gone are many of the singleton 'Grecophiles', walking the hills of Attica looking for Myths and Legends, and in their place are the booze cruisers and 18-30 type crowds. Many independent holiday makers are now looking at unspoilt regions of Bulgaria, Turkey (which always seems cheap), and Romania, who offer similar classical style holidays, but at about half the price of Greece and still offer more unspoilt areas, and this is the siren call for the classicist, or the lazy beach addict like me.

Speaking solely for myself, I used to regularly go to the Greek Isles, but stopped after my last two trips, as it now appears that the chance of a peaceful idyll on a Greek island have been seriously lessened by some desperate and unplanned commercialisation.Large tracts of the beach areas available, are either heavily populated or blocked off, with every inch  seemingly claimed and owned by someone (whether legally or not), and you are almost charged just for standing still or looking at the sea, or rather the 'banana boats' roaring up and down.

The sound of 'Pop Music' blaring out of every bar and roadside taverna, rather than the dulcet tones of the Bouzouki, is what flattens the ears when you walk the Greek resort streets these days. With the final straw being the chain rattling Quad bikes, revved up to the max throttle by sixteen year old British drunks, and roaring up and down every street and road from 10:00 am until 10:00 pm.

In an attempt to keep costs down, standards of accommodation maintenance are under pressure, and meals are as likely to be frozen 'precooked', as 'home made', making the whole experience feel like a pub lunch rather than an exotic adventure in a foreign cuisine. There is also a plethora of Albanian and Romanian 'Gypsy's, who use their kids to beg or pickpockets, with the PC disease seeming to stop the Greeks doing anything about this plague, and it makes walking the streets in the evenings a real hassle.

The desperation of the Greek hotelier and shop keepers to milk every source of revenue, and take advantage of any income stream, has often led to them destroying the very reason for many visitors going there in the first place. The idyllic and sybaritic lifestyle offered in the adverts (and to some extent the reality) has in many instances been turned into a tawdry and shabby trip to 'Blackpool' with sunshine.

It was utter hell ..... and thus ended a twenty year love affair with the Aegean and Ionian Seas, that had brought me great pleasure over that period, but ended, just as most love affairs do, with some tears.

The last few years I have gone to the Italian Lakes instead, which although every bit as expensive as Greece, still has some areas where a tourist can enjoy "La Dolce Vita".... sad, but true to say that Greece has probably been lost to me as a regular destination now, and it has only the economics and greed to blame for this.

The Greeks used the 'golden years' of EU funds to build more and more hotels, and destroyed much woodland and habitat to do so. Now much of the beauty has almost gone, and nothing but ever more empty hotel rooms or half built developments may be all the legacy left.

Spain has gone through a similar experience, and now is one continuous concrete block from Malaga to Gibraltar, and the rest of the Mediterranean is seemingly heading in the same direction. But in Spain there is some recognition that cheap tourism is no longer  sustainable and in Majorca for example, they have already started to blow up some of the 1960's hotels and cut the visitor numbers, which I think is a good idea to make these destinations pleasant once more ....

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Getting a Hit from AIDS drugs in South Africa

Remember all that fuss about South Africa not giving Anti-retro Viral drugs to HIV sufferers, citing costs and a belief that AIDS came from another source. The then health minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang (aka "Dr Beetroot"), suggested traditional treatments like garlic, lemons and beetroots, instead of championing anti-retroviral drugs. "We should build up immune systems" was her defence against attacks.

The New SA health Minister Barbara Hogan said that she "would thoroughly endorse the roll-out of anti-retrovirals and any way we can accelerate that."

OK, far so good, SA was now going to increase supplies of Anti-retro Viral drugs to HIV sufferers, but then comes this story from the BBC and SABC.

Anti-retroviral drugs, being given to AIDS and HIV sufferers at great expense to the SA economy, are being bought or stolen and then smoked by teenagers in South Africa to 'get high'.

Almost unbelievably some of the Township recipients or healthcare dispensers of Anti-retroviral drugs would prefer to either get a hit by smoking them, or passing them on to teens for money, so that they can get a hit.

"I couldn't believe it. I was shocked at first" documentary-maker Tooli Nhlapo who filmed the story for SABC. "I went back to the township and then I discovered that it was something that was known in the entire township," she said. It had now become a national problem in South Africa, she added.

There are now actually shortages of the vital drugs because so many are going missing from the system.

It appears that Manto Tshabalala-Msimang new her people better than many AIDS activists .... money spent on better food and nutrition might have been a better use of funds, rather than creating a brand new, and possibly unique, drug habit amongst large portions of the population, who just seem incapable of understanding what HIV and AIDS are.

Monday, 8 December 2008

The One Eyed Veil proposed for shameless women

This story has done the rounds recently .......

A Saudi Cleric, Sheikh Muhammad al-Habadan , who is apparently influential (so Allah help the women of his congregation), has said that too many women make up their eyes to inflame men's passions, and that even wearing the normal Saudi woman's attire of, full tent with eye slit (Burqa and Niqab), is lewd and unseemly.

He has therefore said that women should now only have an eye slit big enough for one eye to see out of ...... you really don't have to pay them to come up with this stuff, they do it all by themselves.

Women in the non Muslim world, you really can't say that you have not been warned about whats coming when Sharia rules the world.

Too Sexy for her Burqa?

Ahh, thats better and now she can't drive a car anymore either !

Saturday, 6 December 2008

The "Karaoke King" dies

A strange little story, in which a man who refused to hand over the microphone in a Karaoke bar in Sandakan, Malaysia, and sang, and sang, and sang and sang, until finally the other patrons of the bar, killed him!

I have some sympathy for the killers in this instance, as I remember once that a man in a pub in Chorlton-Cum-Hardy I was in, put a huge amount of money into the Juke Box and played "Olivers Army" by Elvis Costello over and over again, but before he could be killed, the landlord evicted him and switched the jukebox on and off so that it reset.

So if these guys are looking for a jury member, just drop me a line!

Cholera stalks Africa

I mentioned in an earlier blog that getting Mugabe out of power would a bit more than problematic, despite votes against him at home and condemnations abroad ..... well here we are some months later and Mugabe is still in power, despite losing an election, reneging on a forced power sharing scheme, and every other cop out that SADC could devise.

Now comes the news that the country has collapsed to the state that the scourge of Cholera now stalks southern Africa, with well over 600 deaths (probably double that or more) in Zimbabwe and outbreaks in other countries, as refugees take the illness with them across the borders. Previously it has only been the ruins that comprise the DR Congo, that have threatened to sink to this level of misery after independence.

How low can a country in Africa sink before other Africa leaders admit that its failed?

They still refuse to depose Mugabe, and even when figures suggest that nearly fifty percent of the population are in exile or heading for refugee camps, they will not condemn the criminal incompetence that has destroyed a whole rich country inside twenty five years.

I will not mince my words here, Black Africans politicians are little more than criminals and semi educated scum ..... they are all thieves and tyrants, and Sub Saharan Africa is a basket case, despite the odd 'good news' story.

Maybe we should just abandon the whole continent and leave them to fall back into the tribalism and barbarism that they appear to want.

There is not one, not one single one of these countries, that I would be happy to live in, and I include South Africa in that, as they are only one dictator away from the joining 'African Model'. I have friends in SA who suggest that corruption is increasingly a problem in SA, even at the top with both Mbeki and Zuma under suspicion of taking bribes.

Friday, 5 December 2008

A Tale of Two Politicians

There has been something of a political scandal going on in the UK, where an opposition MP Damian Green was arrested under anti terrorism legislation, on the apparently non - terrorist charge of 'suspicion of conspiring to commit misconduct in public office' (aka being leaked home office immigration secrets), his offices and homes searched.

This was compounded by the the 'sanctity' of MP's in the Palace of Westminster being abused when the Serjeant-at-Arms, who works for the 'speaker of the house' (who is a government MP appointee), allowed the police in to Parliament with no warrants.

The protection against arrest in Parliament had been one of the MP's arguments with Charles I before the English Civil War, so this was a serious matter, and when former Labour MP Tony Benn said that 'Once the police can interfere with Parliament, we are into the police state', you know it was a serious breach of privileges. As usual all the Government Ministers claimed to have had no knowledge of events.

Then we come to Peter Hain, a man I freely admit to considering nothing more than a political chancer, who flips and flops his opinions to get office (He was famously anti nuclear and then not so when given a ministerial job) ..... he had been under something of a cloud over £103,000 in campaign donations, which were declared 'late'. He has now been investigated and prosecutors said on Friday there was 'insufficient evidence to charge him with anything'.

He has been on TV and Radio and told BBC Radio 5 Live: "I stepped down from the government to clear my name and now I'm pleased I have done so". Now forgive me, but 'insufficient evidence to charge' someone, is not the same as 'clearing' them, and its this sloppy interpretation of events that is a hall mark of this governments spin.

Justice for Nicole Simpson and Ronald Goldman

I have a streaming cold which is driving me insane, but one little bit of good news, was the sentence of OJ Simpson to fifteen years for kidnap and armed robbery .... sadly he will probably be out in six, (if he doesn't appeal), but at least its some time in prison for a murderer who got away with it in public, because a black majority jury wouldn't convict a 'black hero'.

Short of killing her live on TV, the evidence couldn't have been more damning, except apparently if you shout "Racism" over and over again to a poor black jury. The fact that he was ordered to pay $33.5m (£19m) in damages after a civil suit by Mr Goldman's father, shows what a normal jury found to be the true case.

Best line of the Story, Judge Glass also denied defence motions for bail pending appeal, saying 'both defendants posed a risk of fleeing'...... ha ha ha, and they say Americans don't do irony!

Sunday, 30 November 2008

Heather Jansch

Wow, what can I say but, Magnificent!

The pictures say it all ...................... drift wood and bronze sculptures of exquisite design and skill executed by Heather Jansch, a UK Sculptress (who strangely has no Wiki page).











Compare and contrast with the "award" nominated works of Tracey Emin's ..... the art establishment should consider what will have value in 300 yrs, one of these beautiful works, or a 'dirty bed, used condoms and knickers'.

I think the answer is pretty bloody obvious to anyone except a Turner prize judge.

Saturday, 29 November 2008

Justice For All?

I was much struck by one aspect of the biker murder trial, that is the sentencing .... all the participants (whether the gunman or not) were given 'Life' (well what passes for a Life sentence in the UK i.e. you will be released at some time) sentences.

One look at their supporters, gives you a clue that apart from a 'leather fetish', threatening behaviour is another big factor in their lives!


Now I am not particularly objecting to that sentence (although hells angels killing each other seems less murder, and more like a public service to me).

No, I was more struck by the fact that this crime attracted a life sentence, with a minimum tariff of twenty five years, when other 'murders' attract less.

For example an IRA murderer got 'life' but no tariff (meaning they could be out in ten years), but it was an 'execution' so almost identical to the biker murder.

Another chap, Peter James Bastin, 48, imprisoned with a life sentence for murder and burglary, escaped from the North Sea Camp Prison, Lincolnshire (My god, he's being housed in a Butlins camp!) ... which is in fact an an open prison in Lincolnshire (Open prisons usually mean that serious offenders are being 'groomed for release).

Note: The BBC say it was Burglary but the Yorkshire Post says Peter Bastin was jailed for life for the buggery and murder of a 10-year-old boy in 1978, which maybe explains the thirty years served.

Martin Garratty a 41-year-old alcoholic was found guilty inflicting forty two wounds on, and then asphyxiating a 65 yr old disabled woman neighbour. He got "life" with a tariff of a minimum term of 17 years in jail.

Martin Joyce, 22, was found guilty of murdering an "Afghan Refugee" Enayit Khalili, and was sentenced to 'Life' but his tariff was only fifteen years. Although as he actually lay in wait for, then walked up and stabbed Mr Khalili, which surely makes it more 'personal' than a gun shot?

Finally, the fact that the monstrous Tanya French,who helped to rape a 12-week-old baby, is now free to walk the streets after serving just 30 months of a five-year sentence (as if that was ever enough?), just highlights the inadequacies of the UK 'justice' system.

Does someone make a decision on which victims are 'worth more'?

It always strikes me that the UK has a lottery of a sentencing policy, where 'like for like' crimes, can have wildly varying penalties.

Hardly what I call "Justice for all"

Mumbai Outrage

I wasn't going to comment on the murder of innocents in Bombay as there are hardly any words that need to be said ..... the usual suspects are currently being sought by the Indian Authorities.

However I did post a comment on the Pakistaniat site where a sympathetic article to the victims had been posted. I pointed out that it was believed to be Islamic militants again, and when were they going to acknowledge ..... well here's the comment.

NoPcthoughts said ....

"I think people the whole world over echo your thoughts.

You forgot to mention London, Madrid and Bali (to name but a few) from your litany of woe …… But when oh when, is this religious fuelled madness going to end?

Why can Islam not reform and become tolerant of everyman believing or not believing as their conscience dictates? If not that, then I recall that the Quran says that each mans religion is between him and your god?

Islam has the scope to become a true religion of ‘tolerance and peace’ (as it often proclaims) but to outsiders, the ‘peace’ seems to be only of submission or death.

Attacking ‘kaffirs” or ‘heretics’ or atheists, or secularists etc, is a sin, should never be seen as a passport to some ‘paradise’ … I am afraid that until this sort of ‘kill’ theology is removed from all forms of the faith, these sort of mindless terror attacks inside and outside Pakistan will continue to occur
."

This prompted a reply to me .....

Babar says:

Nopcthoughts: Lack of knowledge on your part does not bring the responsibility of reform on islam singularly ( though I think its an absurd idea to reform an ancient religious idea).

Obviously the violence committed by muslims only is of interest to the western mind at the time of history.

Otherwise you could ask the same question to Hindus in india who have killed many many times more innocent muslims ( going by the record of mainstream newspapers). But I am not worried.

Once this phase of history is over, you will forget about the muslim violence or the need of islamic reform.

To which I replied ...

"Babar - We deal with the world as it is, not as it might be, and its impossible to face the current world, without at least acknowledging that the majority, of the many acts of terrorism in the world, are carried out by adherents to, or in the name of religion … and that at least one of those religions seems to particularly feature in these acts.

To justify and say that, its in retaliation to attacks by another religions followers, would simply open the floodgates to others around the globe also carrying out the same violent acts.

It’s the failure to acknowledge this fact, and deal with the consequences that stem from this, that lead to the kinds of attacks that we are currently seeing around the world ….. as for the ‘absurdity of trying to reform an ancient religious idea’ … The Christians ‘Reformation’ took place in Europe around 1,514 yrs after its founding (followed by other less dramatic events over the following centuries), and I note that Islam is around 1,429 yrs old now …

So maybe those Turkish Imans, who want to revise many Islamic texts to ‘reform’ or ‘modernise’ aspects of Islam, are the forerunners of change?

In any event, I suspect that this is not a subject that will just ‘go away’ after ’this time of history’, because there are many whose only aims are to ensure that it doesn’t by using violence."

Babar then followed me to this site, where he posted this reply, but in another subject, so I removed it .... however it was posted on Pakistaniat and here it is .....

Babar says:

Nopcthoughts: I did not justify the acts of killing because someone else is also doing it. You are just putting words in my mouth. In fact, I do not justify them at all. Killing of innocent civilians is completely abhorable.

Leaving aside the arguments if the terrorism is morally better or worse than state killings, the current phenomenon of terrorism by non-state actors is very dangerous in itself. I very strongly believe that Pakistan has to uproot it completely as it takes away the states monopoly of controlling its dealings with other nations and it has no place in a democratic functioning of state.

However, what I did say is that you can not blame Muslims only, for the acts of terrorism. Muslims are no better or worse than other groups and what makes me unhappy is when people single out muslims as if they are some other branch of animal kingdom and preach them about peaceful living. You obviously have no understanding of indian situation.

You think this way because you have been interested in this phenomenon only after 9/11 and only from the perspective of the west.

  • Do you know that in year 2002 more than 3000 Muslims were killed in three days at the hands of terrorists in indian state of Gujrat?
  • Do you know how many muslims were killed in riots after Babri Masjid?
  • Do you know just a year ago a dozens of Pakistanis returning from india were killed in terrorist attacks by hindus?
  • Do you know about what happened in the mosques of Malegaoon about a year ago? Did you condemn any of those personally?
Then why do you expect muslims to condemn each act of terrorism on demand?

Going to the Muslim side of violence you must not know how the kashmiri mujahideen had made life hell for kashmiri hindu pandits in 1990’s. But of course that was before 9/11 when the world (western) was a peaceful place.

India has many many more violent problems apart from hindu muslim issue.

My only contention is that one should perhaps try to find solutions for the problem one is facing rather than painting a very large group of people as evil.

I think it would be impossible to discuss the nature and impact of christian reformation here.

But according to my understanding, the peace and harmony in west is because of marginalization of religion from political life and as a source of social organization rather than some “reform” in the religion itself.

Religion, no matter how much reformed, has always great potential of bringing bad to the society when used as a basis for organization of society

One should look for modernization of muslim societies rather than the religion.

........ so although I deleted his comment from the post he attached it to, I have stuck to my principles of freedom of speech and conscience and posted Babar's comments (correcting only the odd spelling mistake as I am guessing that English is not Babar's first language), here.

So my last response, "Tempus Fugit" as the saying goes .... I have other posts to write.

NoPcthoughts says ...

Babar, You got so engrossed in your own arguments, that its you who are now putting 'words into my mouth' - If you check you will see that I was careful to include all religious beliefs in the ideology that feeds terrorism "the majority, of the many acts of terrorism in the world, are carried out by adherents to, or in the name of religion" and I only added that one particular religion was most often involved … and that at least one of those religions seems to particularly feature in these acts."

I never said that you had justified the attacks, I was merely opining that
"To justify and say that, its in retaliation to attacks by another religions followers, would simply open the floodgates to others"

You then list a whole list of alleged Hindu atrocities on Muslims, why? if not to use them as exactly some sort of justification for this latest outrage? If there is no possible justification then there is no need to read out lists of 'atrocities'.

Recently, Hindu's attacked thousands of Christians and burnt churches ..... and the same has happened in Pakistan fairly recently but the 'Christian West'" did not cut off aid to either Pakistan or India despite these attacks ...... what does that say to you?

Finally, we probably essentially agree over many of the causes, and I totally agree with your last comment

"....according to my understanding, the peace and harmony in west is because of marginalization of religion from political life and as a source of social organization rather than some “reform” in the religion itself.

Religion, no matter how much reformed, has always great potential of bringing bad to the society when used as a basis for organization of society One should look for modernization of muslim societies rather than the religion."

So we are not that far apart, but as I have noted, its this blindness as to the underlying cause that seperates many muslims from the rest of the world. Islamists would tell you that Islam can't be marginalized from the state as they are one and the same.

You only have to look at the other arguments going on in the comments on Pakistaniat, to see a closet defence of the attacks being formed, as well as our discussion being replicated between other sets of posters.


Sadly, but maybe unsurprisingly, there are some news reports suggesting that some of these murderers could be from the UK (Bradford, Leeds or London) ...... nothing new there then, if its proved to be true.

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

The Wonder of Woolies

It was sad news today to hear that in the UK, Woolworth's will likely close, with a loss of 30,000 ordinary jobs .... it may not be a surprise, as they have struggled with mounting debts (and to find a 'High Street' role) for some months, but nonetheless a sad day.

Like many, I grew up with 'Woolies' ... buying Airfix models, various school objects, and later on cheap kitchen appliances. In fact I bought a 'toy car' to help fill a "Shoebox for Xmas" appeal ,which I had signed up for (Boys aged 10 - 14 get few presents in orphanages etc!), last Saturday.

But I guess this sort of "Pick-N-Mix"shopping wasn't enough, and competitors in every field such as the supermarket giants, and similar stores such as 'Wilkinsons' just were too much. The fact that a so called 'socialist' labour government will move heaven and earth to save Investment Bankers, but will not save 30,000 working class jobs, says a lot about how this government will do anything to stay in power, including let this many ordinary jobs go to the wall.

Still, its demise will leave a gaping hole on the UK High Streets across the land .... depressingly its likely to be filled by yet more charity shops ... as if we don't have enough of these!

Sadly, it may not be the last of these kind of 'names', and in fact MFI are said to be going to administrators today as well.

Sunday, 23 November 2008

Labour politicians fear "BNP" votes

Hazel Blears the the communities secretary and representative for the "working class" constituency of Salford (Greater Manchester) has expressed concern that the British National Party (BNP) is making inroads into "white working-class voters " in inner cities.

Salford is another of those "Socialist paradises", that litter most the very same 'inner cities' where the BNP has gained a measure of support, and in fact in early 2005, Riga appealed to the European Union to advise people against travelling to Salford, after a Latvian man was stabbed in the head in Lower Broughton. However, city councillors have insisted that Salford is a safe place to visit.

In August 2005, a survey by Channel 4 television, rated the city as the 9th worst place to live in the UK (based on criteria of crime, education, environment, lifestyle and employment) ..... so Ms Blears may be displaying a measure of self interest with these claims, as her constituency seems a prime candidate for vote desertion to the BNP.

She has made similar claims before (usually just before an election .... so watch this space!), but as usual she fails to explain why all the areas where the BNP makes gains are 'lifetime Labour wards', or why the Labour Party has lost the support of so much of the "White working class vote", who formerly were the bedrock of the Labour parties support?

Its all very strange, because if she really understood the "white working class voter" as she would likely claim, then she could spot the reasons why labour is losing them ..... religion, culture, race and mass immigration!

Purely and simply the white unemployable class voter, is being threatened by the rise of the unemployable Muslim immigrant, and they don't like it.

  • They can't get council housing because labour policy is to grant these houses to asylum seekers and immigrants on the basis of greater need.
  • They no longer get the level of council services supporting their lifestyles, that their mothers got (they are usually single mother households), because these go elsewhere now.
  • They find that other services such as health and education are stretched thin by the high Muslim immigrant usage.
  • They are told that they can't 'insult' Islam, but no one defends their culture from the radical Muslims. e.g. School Nativity plays cancelled as it 'may offend a Muslim'
  • There are also increasingly violent clashes between 'locals' and 'immigrants', often over cultural and language issues.
And in all this, the labour party is perceived as taking the immigrant side.

That, Ms Blears is why you and your party are in danger of losing the white working class voter.

This blog has touched on the rise of the BNP before, but it seems to take our mainstream politicians by surprise. It can easily be tackled (as long as the PC left are ignored) by some simple measures on these lines.
  • Halt all non EU immigration (including the 'arranged marriage scam' .... there are enough Asians in the UK to not have to send to Pakistan or Bangladesh for 'partners',
  • Stop the priority allocation of social housing to immigrants, and
  • Accept that white culture is as valid as all the others in the 'multicultural model' that you are ramming down our throats,

and you might win that vote back.

As for the other 'mainstream parties', well Ms Blears will no doubt remember the cries of "Racists" that accompanied every attempt by the other parties to discuss the immigration policies of the UK, she may even have been a cheerleader of the left wing 'Boo Boys' who succeeded in completely stifling the discussions? My how we laughed!

There has always been a tacit agreement in British politics, that anti immigrant votes could be safely siphoned to the Tory party, and that the loony left could be partially housed in the Labour party, but the "New Labour" experiment of Brown and Blair, broke that consensus.

Now the Tories are no longer the natural home of the right wing (as Cameron moves to the centre ground), and that has left a dangerous vacuum, that the BNP is exploiting.

That's why the white working class vote, that formerly would defect to the Tories (under Mrs Thatcher), now has bypassed them and gone to the BNP.

In any event you may well live to reap what you have sown, with the white working class turning to the BNP in labour areas.

Saturday, 22 November 2008

Woolas Pulled Over Our Eyes

Lets talk of Pirates and Piss Takers ........

Firstly, there has been a spate of 'piracy' attacks in the Gulf of Aden and off the East African coast, carried out by Somali Muslim pirates.

Apparently this is not a crime anymore, judging from the lack of dead pirates littering the seabed, despite a 'Multi National task force' being in the area ...... the PC police have ensured that the pirates human rights are paramount (not the sailors or owners of the ships).

What's made this more interesting, is that apparently the pirates are only free to attack 'non muslim ships' according to a spokesman for the al-Shabab Somali Islamist group, Abdelghafar Musa, who is reported as saying that 'hijacking a Muslim-owned ship was a major crime' and they would 'pursue those responsible'.

And in other areas.

We as the UK Taxpayer are having the wool pulled over our eyes with the revelation that Non EU immigration may actually go up, not down, under the Labour Governments new 'points based' immigration system ..... this despite the admittance that our current policies on immigration and asylum had "caused untold human misery and division within our communities," by the immigration minister Phil Woolas.

And finally, as this blog discussed recently, we are hearing UK regional accents in Iraq and Afghanistan and yesterday a Birmingham Pakistani terrorist who was wanted for suspicious death of an uncle (aka suspected of 'murder') was reported as being killed by the US yesterday ..... good riddance to a murdering scum bag.

Violent Nationalism Blights Turkey says BBC

The Turks are just hell bent on displaying to the Europeans, that they are most certainly not a European country or civilisation. Secular, 'European' thinking Turks, are increasingly being attacked and killed for being "Unpatriotic" as this report details.

Now this blog has been sceptical about Turkey being a fit member of the EU with its anti Western and Christian stance, on many, many issues, and we did point out that despite promises to repeal it, the law that makes insulting turkey or its people a crime was still in place (under a different wording), and as we predicted, its proved to be a big benchmark on Turkeys lack of basic democratic principles and attitudes.

And this latest report from the BBC shows that, despite paying a lip service to reforms, they are actually moving away from EU standards of 'free speech, freedom of conviction and freedom of movement", not closer.

If the UK, and others such as the US, really want Turkey to join the EU, then some very straight talking to the Turkish people is the only way, because if they join under a fudge, then it will be the end of the EU.

US Decline over the next two decades?

The US National Intelligence Council (NIC) predicts China, India and Russia will increasingly challenge US influence and dominance over the next two decades. However this report is issued only four years after the same group predicted that the US dominance would go on for at least three decades.

They also state that the dollar may no longer be the world's major currency, and food and water shortages will fuel conflicts around the globe ..... No Shit Sherlock!

They could have just been reading this blog for the same report!

Now the really interesting thing about this, is the way in which the same report to a then powerful President Bush, said that the US would remain the sole world superpower, whereas this latest report, presumably aimed at President elect Obama, says that the US has to work with other regional powers to retain its leading role.

Different strokes for different folks ..... because I am in fact pointing out that the two reports are aimed at the sensibilities of the two respective men, and are probably all based upon the same intelligence.

I seem to remember at the end of the 1970's, there were many predictions, much the same as this latest NIC report, except in them days it was the Yen and Japan to rival or surpass the US. In fact there were even those saying that by the year 2000, South Korea and the other tiger economies of the Southeast Asian area were going to catch up with Japan, and even surpass the US ..... sounds funny now.

Similarly, the predictions of the US demise are much exaggerated .... its noticeable that those economic powers at the end of the 19th century (US, Britain, France, and Germany) are still in the top 6 world economies with the others (Japan and China) both just taking up their historic places. China for example was worth 25% of world trade in 1800 AD, and now its around the same amount.

There are many reasons why over 100 yrs later, the same countries still top the wealth and power tables, but one is that it takes a certain set of cultural values to run efficient economies, which these countries all display to one degree or other, and that those other countries mentioned as 'new super powers' (from Korea, through Brazil, and into India) don't.

It would not surprise me, if in the year 2100 AD, the list was hardly changed at all .....

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Prostitutes Face Quizzing Before Sex

Yes, that's right!

This increasingly wacky Government of the UK, has long run out of 'big ideas' (around the fifth year), and now casts around for something to legislate on, in the bizarre belief that 'more' laws are needed every year to keep us happy.

This leaves them open to hijack by the far left, feminists, and the PC driven on their back benches, who come up with "Social policy" ideas that we 'really want', but we don't know it or are just too stupid to ask for.

In the past this little cabal of legislators prompted such wonders of social policy as

Jaqui Spliff, who may be the worst 'home secretary' in British political history, has sponsored a new bill to make it a criminal offence (Rape charges) to 'knowingly' have sex with a woman who was trafficked into the UK to become a prostitute. Specifically they are open wording it, to anyone having sex with any woman who is "controlled for another person's gain".

Another piece of feminist nonsense from the PC left .... are 'punters' now going to ask "Excuse me Luv, but how much is it for a quickie .... Oh and by the way are you controlled by international slave traffickers, drug dealers, a pimp, or any sort of warlord, or are you self employed?"

Daft & unworkable.

  • How would you ever prove that a user of prostitutes was aware of the circumstances?
  • How many prostitutes would ever testify in court?

It may even be dangerous legislation, and I would be interested to know if, where prostitution has been severely curtailed by laws, the number of rapes etc has gone up?

Its obviously a risky possible side effect, of making sex workers and their clients go underground.

New Labour Style Prostitutes

This Govt has bigger worries such as granting 300,000 false visa's every year ... could that be where many foreign sex workers get in to the UK, through the open front door?


Sunday, 16 November 2008

Saturday, 15 November 2008

Longevity in the UK

This BBC blog has pictures of the spread of age longevity in the UK over the years .....


You can see an animated version of this from these links
Females 1992 to 2008 by local health authority

I noticed that one black spot was my locality ..... but its where many people 'retire to' from elsewhere, so the mortality rates stay high round here!

Iraqi Christians' fear of exile

I continue to Blog about this subject, for the simple reason that our politicians refuse to do so.

How can we repeatedly be told that we have nothing to fear from Islam, and yet week after week these stories come to the worlds attention? Culpable lying is the only possible answer.

I will merely add the link for this story ... Iraqi Christians' fear of exile

Saturday, 8 November 2008

Pakistans slow collapse

Last year a CIA analyst predicted that Pakistan would fall to the Taliban within a few years (2015). All the evidence is that Pakistan is very slowly losing the war with the militants, and that the army is being beaten into sitting in bunkers outside cities, but with little control in the countryside.

This pattern is similar to that which ended the communist rule in Afghanistan and recent reports show that the Pakistani army, undermined as it often is by the ISI which has a history of supporting religious militants, is still unable to break the cycle of defeats.

Region after region has fallen out of the control of Pakistan, and this report from Swat, nicely illustrates whats happening all over the border regions. Its this collapse that is the reason why the US has taken to raiding across the porous Afghan border.

Haqqani Militant Network - Based in Pakistan - kills in Afghanistan

The Pakistanis are unable to acknowledge that they have no control over the border regions, and so complain about the US inciting attacks by these raids, not the fact that its Pakistan's inability to prevent attacks that forces the US reprisals.

The Liberals and Intelligentsia of Pakistan are as educated as any in the world, but they have no voice greater than the Mullahs mob, and like those in the Western Roman Empire who failed to recognise the collapse even as it occurred, these people will occasionally rant about the poverty of their system, they do nothing practical and keep their hands away from the fray.

When childhood ends

Arwa aged nine would be classed as a child in most civilised countries, but in Yemen that term doesn't apply. In this Muslim country, eight or nine year old girls can be 'bought' for marriage by older men, even though the marriage law is technically fifteen.

There are small signs, that even in these backward lands, which so many western apologists for Islams excesses ignore, there are glacial changes taking place. Arwa managed to fight off the sexual advances of her 'husband', and got a court to grant her a 'divorce'. This example is being followed by one or two other young girls, but far too many are just taken and 'raped' with the cover of a 'marriage' certificate.

The excuse for this kind of behaviour is the example of the Prophet Muhammad, who 'married' six-year-old Aisha, but waited for consummation till she was a little older (She was eight). "Because this happened to the Prophet, we cannot tell people that it is prohibited to marry at an early age," says Sheikh Hamoud Hashim al-Tharihi, general secretary of the 'Vice and Virtue Committee', and a member of the Islah Party in Yemen. He also says it "would harm society by spreading vice" to stop these marriages.

Presumably he means that gang rapes and stoning's would increase if the 'semi legalised' marriage and rape of pre-teen girls was stopped.

These stories come out every week, and yet in the West our politicians bring in ever more Sharia tolerant legislation.

The US electorate has spoken

Well the US electorate has spoken, and "democracy" has been duly exercised for another 4 yrs, with the result that Barack Obama is the 44th President of the USA, after a mere 4 years as a Senator.

So what does it mean? Hard to say because the US system means that Obama has never been in Government, never run anything, and only his 'voting record' to show what his Presidency might mean.

In the UK model, Obama would very likely have been a Minister before getting to the top job, although not necessarily as Tony Blair showed. But even then, they would have had a "Shadow Cabinet" job in which to show their mettle. This difference between a "Republican" or "Monarchical" democratic model reflects across the globe.

These are mostly based upon the "Westminster" or French "republican" models, and their imposition is where the two countries held sway or influence. So mainland and central Europe largely reflect French influence, as does its ex colonies (especially in Africa), with a Presidential system, whereas Northern Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand as well as ex colonies such as India , and many African states, still have the monarchical systems.

The US was aided by the French during the rebellion and after briefly flirting with the idea of a king (they offered the crown to George Washington who had 'royal' connections), they ended up as a republican system.

A woman at work was discussing the US results with her friend and said "Yeah its all well and good but the Americans keep voting for the wrong people!" .... her friend asked her what she meant, "well she said there was a serial sex addict and adulterer, and an (ex) alcoholic for the last 16yrs, and now him...a gob shite" she said pointing at Obama's picture.

I laughed at this summary of US politics, but given what we know, she may prove to be right.

Sunday, 2 November 2008

President Obama or President McCain?

By Wednesday we should know (hanging chads permitting).

The whole world watches this election (maybe in the future it will be China), and the result has consequences for every person on the planet.

  • For Europe, its a misguided belief that 'change is good' and 'Black' being the biggest change is therefore better. The idea that at all Democrats are Pro-European socialists is what drives the interests of many. I suspect it makes no practical differences as US politicians are all to the right of EU politics.
  • For China and Russia, its important on the military and economic fronts, as they are rivals in these spheres.
  • For the new economies such as India, Brazil and China, its important because, as they have just discovered, when the US sneezes, they get a cold (they are still economic midgets compared the US, Japan and EU).
  • For Africa, its a chance to beg for more money and demand 'reparations' for every ill that they inflict upon themselves.
  • For the Middle East, the Arabs wait in vain for the 'Anti Israeli' President who will disarm Israel, and allow 'Arab armies' (surely an oxymoron?), to drive Israel into the sea. The Iranians hope for a weak President so they can complete their nuclear bomb program.
  • For South America, its fortress USA or open arms USA .... possibly (oddly the republicans such as Spanish speaking Bush, have shown more interest in allowing Hispanics in via Green cards).

So for one reason or another, we all have a stake in Tuesdays ballot and therefore I like the rest will follow the process closely.

At present it looks like President Obama, but maybe just maybe there will be a last minute twist and we will be just a 'stroke' away from President Palin!

The End of the World is Nigh

This Blog happily records any report or event, which shows that by 2050 the AntiChrist and his servants will be stalking the earth (ala Damien and The Omen!!) .... Versus Christus! as some might say.

Who can honestly claim that overpopulation, planet degradation, famine, conquest, religious wars, and plagues, are a thing of the past? The four horsemen are saddling up!

Actually, what I mean is that all the signs are, that by 2050 AD, the planet Earth will be in irreversible physical decline .... As I will be dead by then, I don't care much.

I won't re hash all the reasons why, but suffice it to say that those of you busily having children now, may well live long enough to have to explain what an elephant was, or why there are no animals left in Africa. If it gets really bad you may even have to explain what it was like to be able to breath without face masks.

This latest report, just reinforces all the evidence that we passed the tipping point at some time in the 1970's, and that all this "Green' science now, is way too late, and that we will need the equivalent of three planet Earths to service our species.

The map shows hectares' worth of land consumed in goods and services.

Christians in Iraq flee further attacks

Following on the story about Turkey stopping Christians opening churches up to worship .... there was a story about Christians fleeing Muslim attacks in Iraq and is similar to Christians fleeing Hindus in India.

Now call me dumb, but isn't there a trend here of world wide of attacks on Christians, while the West is told it has to be even more tolerant to those who perpetrate these attacks?

We happily make the rope with which they will hang us all.

Woman Stoned to death under Sharia Law

This story hardly got any headlines, but that's no surprise really in our Dhimmi society where fear of Muslims has reached the so called 'free press' who now censor what news they report on the religion of peace.

Aisho Ibrahim Dhuhulow was stoned to death in Somalia for 'adultery' ..... no news of what the adulterer man was punished with .... nothing probably in the misogynist cultures of Islam.

I have copied the story in full from the BBC website, because it made only 3 paragraphs, which just about sums up what is happening in the world.

" A woman in Somalia has been stoned to death after an Islamic Sharia law court found her guilty of adultery. The woman was buried up to her neck and then pelted to death with stones in front of a large crowd in Kismayo. It was the first such execution in the southern port city since Islamist insurgents captured it from government-allied forces in August.

A local Islamist leader said the woman, Aisho Ibrahim Dhuhulow, had pleaded guilty to committing adultery. "She was asked several times to review her confession but she stressed that she wanted Sharia law and the deserved punishment to apply," said Sheikh Hayakallah.

A group of men performed the execution in one of the city's main squares in front of thousands of people, AFP news agency said.

More on this - it turns out that the 'adulteress' Aisha Ibrahim Duhulow was in fact a 13 yr old girl, who had been raped by three men. When the family tried to report the rape, the girl was accused of adultery and detained, Amnesty International said.

She begged for mercy, before the animals that pass for Muslim manhood killed her by throwing stones at her head.

And just in case you think I search out these horror stories, I don't, they are just on the increase around the Muslim world, from Turkey through Pakistan to Indonesia, where a form of religious madness seems to have been revived, and ancient crimes and intolerance's have reawakened like some medieval nightmare.

For instance on the day I linked to the largely liberal Pakistaniat site, they were running a feature condemning the so called 'honour killing' (Mostly men murdering women relatives, to restore 'honour' to their households), of three women in one village.

The girls, aged between 16 and 18 years, had been buried alive a month ago in a village in the Jafarabad district, for wishing to marry men of their own will, and the crime involved at least one PPP minister and some other local influential people. A number of local 'senators' have defended the murders, by saying on record that the killing of these women was a 'tribal custom'.

For the record, the girls were each shot once in the stomach, and then buried whilst still alive ......

Don't anyone ever try to tell me that Islam has not degenerated into little more than the practice of a murderous cult ... the facts tell the lie that the Imams preach anything except hate and murder, or these weekly murders would have decreased, not increased over the last fifty years.

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