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5 May 2011


Bin Laden Death Pics: Pressure Grows On Obama

by Xavier Connolly

Bin Laden Death Pics: Pressure Grows On Obama
DAily Telegraph Live blogging: Latest ...

Lindsey Graham, a US senator, has waded into the row over Obama's refusual to release graphic photos of bin Laden's body. He said the decision was a mistake that would prolong rumour mongering that bin Laden was still alive. The whole purpose of sending our soldiers into the compound, rather than an aerial bombardment, was to obtain indisputable proof of bin Laden's death. I know bin Laden is dead. But the best way to protect and defend our interests overseas is to prove that fact to the rest of the world.

The raid on the compound in Pakistan in which the world's most wanted man, Osama bin Laden was killed is rapidly turning into a public relations disaster for US President Barack Obama. As the White House is forced to back off from its initial gung ho reports of bravery by the US President (who tried to give the impression he was somehow directly involved in the action) and the team of Navy SEALS who went into the compound, admitting bin Laden (a) did not die firing an AK47 at the American commandos, (b) did not try to use his wife as a human shield and (c) the American government does not have the video footage of the bizarrely misguided 'burial at sea' they claimed to have.

As with the long running and still ongoing controversy over his elegibility to serve as President of the United States (not because of where he may or may not have been born but because his father was never a U.S. citizen nor even a resident but only there on a student visa,) Obama has once again proved himself the conspiracy theorists best friend by showing he expects the whole world to believe every droplet of verbal diarreah that drops from his lips.

Now we have Arab television news services producing eye witnesses (including one of bin Laden's daughters) who tell a very different story. It is reported, and we recommend you treat these reports with as much scepticism as we treated the initial ripping yarn from the White House fantasy fiction press office, that Osama was led out of the building and killed in a gangland style execution either before or after he had been bundled into one of the helicopters used in the raid.

Other witnesses claim no shots were fired within the compound.

The Daily Stirrer sticks with its view that Osama bin Laden has been dead since 2007.

Who, if anyone was killed by the US Navy SEALS dispatched by President Barack Hussein Obama to stage the publicity coup he hoped would save his Presidency, we will probably never know. Another thing we do know however is the report that stock markets and the value of the US$ had soared on the news. The dollar hardly moved and a slight rise in the Dow Jones index was quickly reversed as realisation sunk in that Osama bin Laden was not the leader of the Taliban and was no longer active in Al Qaeda and his death will not bring to an end the Afghan war or lead to quick settlements of the conflicts in Libya, Syria, Yemen and elsewhere in the middle east.

The lesson here is never trust anybody in a position of authority and never believe anything you read in mainstream media.

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Latest Polls Suggest Britain Will Reject AV


by Ed Butt

Vitriolic campaigning for the referendum on changing the voting system has opened up a rift between the centre-right Conservative party and their smaller partners in the coalition government, the Liberal Democrats just one year after they joined forces in an unlikely political marriage.

Opinion polls indicate a landslide win for the campaign led by Prime Minister David Cameron to keep Britain's long-standing first past the post system, in which the candidate with the most votes wins.

This will not lead to the fall of the coalition as the Conservatives know an early general election would lead to the return of Labour as a minority government, propped up by an unlikely coalition of Scottish and Welsh nationalists, Irish Republicans and a handful of untra left nutters from the political fringe. The Liberal Democrats who have so far taken the brunt of public anger at the failure of the government to stand up to the dictaors of Brussels, the cuts in public spending necessitated by the financial mess Labour's incompetent economic team left behind and rising prices which are a global problem and beyond the control of one party, would be reduced to an irrelevance.

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4 May 2011


UK House Prices Fall In April
by Xavier Connolly

The average home lost 0.2pc of its value during the month, leaving it costing 165,609, according to the Nationwide Building Society.

The fall follows two consecutive months during which prices have risen, although property values have dropped in three of the previous six months, while they have increased during three of them, showing the current unsettled state of the market.

With Ian fully ovccupied trying desperately to link and categorise our posts because The Daily Stirrer has become far more successful than any of us ever imagined, and John de Roe on his retirement leave, all we can say on this is "We told you so."

White House Backtracks On How Bin Laden Died by Ed Butt

Initial claims that the al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden had died while firing an automatic weapon at commandos were withdrawn, with President Barack Obamas spokesman admitting he was unarmed. Another claim that bin Laden was 'a coward to the end' and a dramatic description of him using a woman alleged to be his his wife as a human shield and forcing her to sacrifice her life also proved to be false. One of Osama bin Laden's wives was in the compound but in a different room and was wounded but still alive when she was taken into custody with several of the terrorists children.

At first the claim was changed to an anonymous woman throwing herself in front of the terrorist to shield him but then the human shield story was dropped altogether.

In an embarrassing climb-down, Barack Obamas press secretary, Jay Carney, admitted that the previous version of events which came mostly from the chief US counter-terrorism adviser, John Brennan had been put out with great haste. Great haste maybe but we have to wonder about the competence or hionesty of people who, even in the heat of the moment could concoct such a wildly inaccurate story.

The about-turn left the US open to accusations of a cover-up and led to calls for video footage of the attack, allegely watched live in the White House bu Barack Husseing Obama and his cohorts as they sipped chardonnay and passed around trays of nibbles (guess which bit we made up to make the President and his stuipd sidekicks look bad) Also in response to calls for the video to be released a claim that the US military had footage of the burial at sea of Bin Laden's body were quietly withdrawn.

Not surprising really. The Daily Stirrer reported yesterday Osama Bin Ladenm has been dead since 2007.

Pakistan and US War Of \Words Over Bin Laden Death (The Guardian)

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How Obamanomics Triggered The Arab Spring
by Ed Butt

And now a clue as to why the Obama Adminitration felt they had to concoct this ridiculous farce or ...How the Federal Exchange triggered the Arab Spring uprisings in two easy graphs

By Andrew Lilico, Daily Terlegraph 04 May 2011
It is possible to join the dots between the Feds second phase of quantitative easing and the revolutions in the Middle East.

CLICK HERE

. One curious aspect of recent events in the Middle East and North Africa is how unwilling most commentators have been to join the dots between the Federal Reserves second phase of quantitative easing and these revolutions. Im less queasy. Of course, all revolutions have many causes, and I dont mean to belittle the achievements of brave non-violent protesters, desperate self-immolators, or saloon-car rifle-wielders. But, as a trigger and driver of these events, the Fed seems very clearly to have achieved more in the Arab world in six months than the Pentagon achieved in decades. RELATED POSTS: Middle East Archive


3 May 2011

Obama Elegibility? You Think It's All Over?

When Barack Obama, vain and arrogant to the end finally produced something he claimed was his long form birth certificate you would think from his posturing that he was the subjec6t of some monstrous imposition.

Sadly the little piece of paper he produced was such a blatant forgery I did not even have to put my scren in hi - res mode to see where the pdf had been crudely pasted together from bits cut from other documents.

A .pdf for those who do not know, is not a scan as a .jpg format file is, but a digital reconstruction of data that could come from one or several sources.

Anyway, even the forgery is incompetent and leaves clearly visible the damning evidence Obama has spent two years and millions of dolars trying to hide.

Follow my link to Obama Birth Cert, scoll down to the facsimilie of the document which is the image that was posted on The White House web site, and take a good long look in the bottom left hand corner.

If your screen is not sharp enough to see clearly, even when the image is enlarged, the printed text on the official form reads:

21: Evidence of delayed filing.

And the typed text which you should see clearly says:

Place of birth, Kenya - per Grandmother. The exact meaning of this is clarified by the fact that the signature of the person registering the birth is Madeline Payne Dunham.

If the Birthers are smart they've got him by the bollocks.

Further reference http://www.rense.com (go to front page and search Obama)


Osama Bin Laden's Death And The Financial Markets

Not a subject we would dwell on other than to say, about time too, but go to this Daily Telegraph report Bin Laden Death open the comments and look for one by Destoyerofworlds who comments.

Benazir Bhutto revealed that Osama Bin Laden had been murdered shortly before her own untimely death in late 2007.

watch You Tube clip of Ms Bhutto Now, it seems the news and photographs of his passing were held back by the US administration for an occasion more to their liking.

And here, for people with a strong stomach are the three pictures the OBL deth photo are photoshopped from. Left an anonymouse dead person of middle eastern origin, centre the last photo taken of OBL when we know he was alive and right the composite of the two with the top half being the anonymous dead guy and the bottom half taken from the image of the real Osama.

As the old saying goes Truth is the first casualty of war. Even a phoney war on terror it seems.


American Lawyer Attacked By Obama Supporters For Querying "Father's Race: African" On The Birth Certificate.

The story does not matter. It is just another stereotypical illustration of the hate driven madhouse the United States of America has become.

What the Daily Stirrer wants to get across is the background information necessary to make a value judgement on this issue.

Even now, in these politically correct times there is no such race as African. And Obama Snr's birthplace was not Kenya which did not exist as a legal or political entity until 1962, but British East Africa. Obie Snr. however would have given his race as Luo to distinguish him from the Kikiyu, Meru, Embu, Masai and other tribes in the colony. It would not have ocurred to him to say African.

Some other races found on the African continent, Moors, Tuareg, Bedouin, Nubian, Xosha, Matabele, Mandingo, Somali, Hutu, Tutsi, Ubangi, Ubetcha (sorry, I made that one up,) Egyptian, Arab and Watusi. There are many many more. A tribe or nation is a race of people as Celts, Scots, Finn, Norr, Rus Slav, Goth and the other old ethnicities of Europe demonstrate. All have very different cultures and many different physical attributes.

It is not even correct to give "African negro" as the catch all race because there are two distinct racial types among the people of Sub Saharan Africa, broad skulled like the Yoruba of Nigeria, Ghana and west Africa and narrow skulled like Barry and the Masai and Tswana. Then of course there are The San, one of the last hunter - gatherer peoples in the world. There are only about 50,000 San left now and they are genetically, cuturally and ethnically quite different from any other tribe anywhere in the world.

So questioning these apparently misplaced words is not trivial nit picking. Lift one up and look underneath and you peer into the tribal history and sociology of a continent.

And African societies are very tribal.


28 April 2011


A post from one of our American friends today. We will be taking the wekend off now as the entire Daily Stirrer team are heading for the hills to avoid The Royal Wedding.

Obama Releases Birth Certificate But It Will Not Save His Presidency

by James Dahlberg

US President Barack Hussein Obama has made an unexpected intervention in an attempt to end birther campaign questioning his eligibility to serve as POTUS. The President, after being dogged by doubts about his citizenship status for two years finally released a copy of his original birth certificate which shows definitively that he was born in Hawaii. The move could easily backfire on Obama as people are straightaway asking why it took him so long.

In a speech in which he presented the birth certificate Mr Obama dismissed the long running controversy over his place of birth as silliness and a sideshow, and said the United States had more serious monumental issues to deal with such as the national debt, education and petrol prices. This demonstrates once again not only his contempt for the American people but, from one who is alleged to be a former lecturer in United States constitutional law and an expert on that subject, his appalling ignorance of the Constitution.

In describing those who have peddled the myth that he was not born in the US as carnival barkers. Mr Obama did not identify critics by name but appeared to be referring to Donald Trump, the would-be Republican presidential candidate and property tycoon. Trump, presenter of the American version of the television reality show 'The Apprentice' was widely suspected of showboating and of raising the issue as a publicity stunt. Challenges presented by lawyers such as Philip Berg, Mario Apuzzo and Gary Kreep who have all, while not discounting doubts about where Obama was born, which arose mainly out of statements made by himself and members of both his American and African families, have centered on the issue of his status as a natural born citizen, i.e. the child of two parents who were both citizens of the United States.

The production of the birth certificate which confirms that Obama's father was not American but a British colonial citizen born in the colony of British East Africa. The birth certificate also casts doubt on its own authenticity by stating Obama senior's place of birth as Kenya. At the time of the President's birth Kenya did not exist as a legal or political entity. That is one for the lawyers to argue about however. The fact remains Obama's father was never a citizen of the United States of America but merely a visitor residing there on a student visa.

Showing the prominence the issue had gained Mr Obama addressed the nation from a podium at the White House, with television networks breaking into their regular schedules to broadcast his remarks.

He said: Yes, in fact, I was born in Hawaii, August 4, 1961, in Kapiolani Hospital. Over the last two-and-a-half years I have watched with bemusement, I have been puzzled, to the degree to which this thing just kept growing.

And by the looks of it Mr. President, as you have now provided proof of your ineligibility by confirming your father was not American but was legally married to your mother, the controversy will go on. The establishment has closed ranks around Obama however and so the world's most powerful nation will continue to be ruled by a usurper at least for two more years.

By the 2012 Presidential election however Obama's sorry record on economics, employment, foreign policy, education, law, immigration and social issues will discredit him so much that elegibility will not be the issue as much as incompetence, and the election question will be 'How the hell did we ever put a man so completey unqualified for high office in The White House?

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The Tesco Riot Is No Surprise Given How Powerless People Feel


From The Guardian:
Last week's riot in Bristol's Stokes Croft has dissipated, but the debate beneath is still a crackle of irreconcilable assertions: Tesco claims that many residents wanted the store, though the company has yet to announce whether it will reopen. Residents and some councillors insist that they did not want it, and the squatters who were the focus of the police attention say they were never anything to do with the No Tesco lobby in the first place.

But even while we await the truth, there is an interesting conversation to be had about how much influence you can have over the face of your local high street: the short answer is none.

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27 April 2011

Britain On Edge Of A Double Dip Recession?

The eagerly awaited figures for GDP growth in the first three months of the year were published yesterday. The disappointing news was that the UK economy grew only 0.5pc in the first quarter of 2011, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed. This rate of expansion in economic activity does no more than offset the 0.5pc contraction in the final quarter of 2010.

Excluding the impact of the snow in December, the preliminary GDP figures suggest ...

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Syria Sends Tanks Into Daraa

On the day that William (The Mekon) Hague announced with an honesty refreshing in a politician that we are in Libya 'for the long haul' the latest news from Syria suggests that country is moving towards civil war too. Let's hope our politicans have the moust to sense what is happening in the middle east and keep us out of that one.

In addition to the unrest in the city of Daraa - where the uprising began more five weeks ago - Syriahnsecurity forces conducted sweeping arrests and raids elsewhere in the country, witnesses said. The crackdown came as opposition leaders said their "massive grassroots revolution" will break the regime unless Mr Assad leads a transition to democracy.

The statement from an umbrella group of opposition activists in Syria and abroad called the National Initiative for Change said a democratic transition will "safeguard the nation from falling into a period of violence, chaos and civil war."

"If the Syrian president does not wish to be recorded in history as a leader of this transition period, there is no alternative left for Syrians except to move forward along the same path as did the Tunisians, Egyptians and Libyans before them," the statement said.

The relentless government throttling of the protest movement showed no signed of letting up.

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26 April 2011

Central Banks Print Money But Fail To End Crisis

by John De Roe

The world's central banks have pumped 3 trillion into the global economy since the beginning of the financial crisis in 2008. This represents the equivalent of 8pc of the world economy, according to an analysis by Fathom Consulting.

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Saudi Arabia Oil Price Fears

by Ed Butt

The world's largest oil producer, Saudi Arabia, is concerned about high oil prices and their impact on the global economy, the chief executive of state oil firm Aramco has said. Oil prices fell on Tuesday, in part after the remarks from Aramco's Khalid al-Falih. Brent crude fell 57 cents to $123.09 a barrel by 0153 GMT, but later recovered trading up 44 cents at $124.10 at 10am GMT.

There was no tightness in global oil markets, Falih added. His comments echoed those of Saudi oil minister Ali al-Naimi, who said last week that the kingdom had cut oil output in March as the market was oversupplied. Unrest and violence in North Africa and the Middle East and strong demand growth in Asia have pushed prices to their highest levels since 2008, triggering a series of warnings from consumers and producers that costly oil would harm economic growth.

Saudi Arabia had enough capacity to meet any spike in demand and plug short-term falls in supply, Falih said. The Kingdom boosted supply in February to more than 9m barrels a day to fill the gap in global markets left by fellow OPEC member Libya, where the ongoing civil war cut exports. This is the usual Saudi line but many independent oil industry experts have said Saudi reserves have been over estimated by as much as 40% Saudi Oil Reserves Overestimated?
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Sony Takes On Apple In Tablet Wars

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Tablet PCs have become the main drivers of growth for many electronics companies. The Japanese consumer electronics giant Sony is the latest contender to announce a foray into the market, unveiling two new devices.

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25 April 2011

Smoke and Mirrors Inflation Statistics


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Jobs Boost From Jaguar Some good news from the British car manufacturing industry will be a major boost for the Government. The luxury car maker Jaguar has published proposals to build a new engine plant as demand for its cars booms in Asia. According to sources close to the company, Jaguar Land Rover has identified three areas to potentially base the plant Wolverhampton, south Wales and a site in India which has not been named.

The board of the Indian car maker, Tata Motors, which owns Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), is understood to be discussing the feasibility of the engine plant, with an announcement about the location to be made within the next few months. Tata has already committed more than 1bn to the car maker since acquiring it from Ford in 2007 and a new plant would significantly add to that investment.

The UK is the most likely location for the plant, indutry sources say, which if built it will create jobs for at least 1,000 workers.

The move would be a major boost for the British car industry which has recovered during the past 20 years after collapsing during the 1970s and 1980s. The UK now produces 1.4m vehicles a year, an increase of 20pc compared with 2009, and builds more than 2m engines. More than three-quarters of the vehicles built in Britain are exported, with an annual export value of 5bn a year in the past five years, according to the Department for Business Innovation and Skills. JLR's engines are currently supplied by Ford from plants including Bridgend and Dagenham in the UK.

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22 April 2011

Pollution Health Warning For Easter Weekend
From The Daily Telegraph
Vulnerable people, such as asthmatics, the elderly and heart patients, were advised to be particularly vigilant to any change in their conditions and seek medical help if they experience difficulties.

Officials advised people who suffer from a shortage of breath on hot sunny days to avoid strenuous outdoor activity, especially in the afternoon.

Children with asthma can play outside normally, but might need to increase their use of medicines such as inhalers.

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs issued the warning, covering the whole of England and Wales, ahead of what is expected to be the hottest Easter since 1984.

It is the first smog alert in two years, the last being on July 17 2009, but such warnings are normally annual events.

How wonderfuil to us those caring, concerned leftie elitists are to us. Having made smoking a crime almost on a par with genocide they then embarked on campigns to demonise alcohol, tasty food, sex with people you don't know, sex with people you know, straight sex, cars, loud music, quiet music, music made by non ethnic people (i.e. black), anti social behaviour, social behaviour, being working class, Christianity, Christmas and Easter (both might offend non Christians you know) , chocolate and bad taste humour.

Not content with trying to ban or control all that they are now sticking health warnings on the first bit of decent weather we have had in months.

Mustn't go outside kiddiwinks, the air on hot days might poison you.

Ignore them. Do they thung they really most want to ban you from doing but dare not say so. Think for yourself !

Happy Easter.


21 April 2011

EU Demands 400 per family ransom from Britain

David Cameron is under pressure from within his own party to reject a demand from Brussels that British taxpayers stump up an extra 682 million next year to the European Union slush find stuffing bureaucrats Swiss bank accounts Budget

The additional payment if agreed would lift Britains annual EU contribution to more than 10 billion in 2012, the equivalent of 400 for every household.

The demand from the European Commission has kicked off a war of words, with Downing Street calling the request ludicrous and George Osborne, the Chancellor, accusing EU officials of having lost touch with reality. Well it's nice to know Dave and Georgie get there in the end. The rest of us have known for years that to be an EU Bureaucrats you have to be crazy as a shithouse rat and drunk on power

Last night the Government refused to say if ministers were prepared to approve any, increase in Britains contributions , prompting charges that they would eventually roll over in the cause of European Unity and tamely cough up more taxpayers money.

In 2009, Britons paid 5.3 billion to the EU budget, with the payment rising to 9.2 billion in 2010. Have these people not heard we are in a recession?

Last year, Mr Cameron promised to fight for a cut or a freeze in the 2011 EU budget, but was eventually forced to settle for a rise of 2.9 per cent, costing Britain another 450 million so his track record on resisting the Euronazis is not good.


Rise In Retail Sales As Public Borrowing Falls

From The Daily Telegraph
Retail sales rose unexpectedly in March helped by stronger food sales on the month, while public sector borrowing for the fiscal year ending in March came in below the government's target, official data has shown.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said retail sales volumes including automotive fuel rose 0.2pc last month after dropping by 0.9pc the month before.

Analysts had been braced for a weak retail sales number, after a very weak British Retail Consortium survey last week, and the figures may therefore reassure Bank of England policy makers that consumer demand is stabilising.

The ONS said the rise was driven by stronger food sales and non-store retailing, with garden centres and sports good stores helped by dry weather in March.

Year-on-year, retail sales were 1.3pc higher. Economists had forecast a month-on-month fall of 0.5pc and an annual rise of 0.9pc.

On the quarter, retail sales volumes were 0.3pc higher, suggesting the sector is poised to make a modest contribution to first-quarter GDP data due next week.

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20 April 2011

British Taxpayers Face Huge Bill As E U Bueaucrats Reject Calls For Austerity

The unelected bureaucrats of Brussels who control so much or our national life have decreed that British taxpayers must stump up more than 600million in extra contributions to the European Union next year to meet a proposed 5.5billion increase in spending that ignores David Camerons repeated calls for austerity.

The European Commission will today reject pleas from the Prime Minister, Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy for the EU to reduce expenditure in line with national austerity porogrammmes.

Instead of a freeze, or a cut, the EU will later today issue a request for an extra 4.9 per cent (5.5 billion) in spending for 2012 to swell the Brussels budget to 117billion despite the austerity measures being imposed by member states domestically. In other words they are saying the people who live in the E.U. have no rights and can go and fuck ourselves. All that matters is advancing the bureaucrats world domination agenda.

We have opted for investing in areas that contribute to economic growth and development: the EU budget is an anti-crisis package, said one smug, smooth cheeked cunt senior official.

This new campaign of extortion will be seen as a declaration of war against Downing Street and the other democratically elected leaders of the E.U. nationswho last year singed a a pledge to work for an EU spending freeze. These included German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

The government is under pressure to cut soaring British contributions to the EU budget after the publication of official figures last month. These showed that British taxpayers paid a total of 5.3billion to the EU in 2009 which increased to 9.2billion in 2010. The proposed 600 million increase for 2012 will mean British taxpayers will be paying more than 10 billion to the EU, at a time when the British government is making cuts.

Last April, Mr Cameron rejected an EU demand for a six per cent increase and called for a zero per cent EU budget freeze.

He lost a close vote over his austerity demand last July but then teamed up with Germany and France to limit the 2011 EU budget increase to a 2.9 per cent increase.

In December, Mr Cameron signed up the German Chancellor and French President to a statement vowing to cut EU spending in 2012 with reductions stepped up progressively until the Brussels budget stops growing altogether within two years.

Anger is growing among national governments over the rocketing costs of the EU, especially with the creation of the new institutions, such as the new EU foreign service, after the Lisbon Treaty entered into force last year.

We have the anser in our hands. When we vote in local elections, vote UKIP to send a message to Brussels. And vote yes to AV which will give us a chance of putting some UKIP or otherwise anti Europe candidates in Parliament. I am not a right wing sympathiser, I have been a Liberal all my adult life and a Lib Dem voter recently.

But the Lib Dems, along with Labour and the Tories have stabbed the British people in the back by selling out to the bureaucratic dictators in Brussels.

19 April 2011

Life Expectancy Rises By 44 Days In One Year


by Xavier Connolly

This one fell to me because I'm the eldest regular contributor. Cheeky bastards.

Longevity is now accelerating so rapidly experts are talking about humans reaching 'escape velocity', with our life expectancy rising by more than a day for every day we live. A baby born this year will, on average, live for more than 90 years and nine months according to a news study published yesterday.

As a result of us lining longer more than 11 million people alive today (or 17.5% of the population) can look forward to living to be more than 100 years old. Men, who have traditionally lagged behind women in life expectancy, largely because of war, last year saw their longevity increase faster than women by 46 days on average.

The figures published by the Department for Work and Pensions suggest that one in four people now aged under 16 will live beyond age 100. Just 30 years ago, more than a quarter of boys were expected to die before their 65th birthday. Ministers said that the rapid rise in longevity had enormous implications for public policy in a range of areas from health to transport, with taxpayers facing a much bigger bill for looking after an ageing population. The news will also fuel the debate about raising the default retirement age.

Millions of workers who will only have the state pension to rely on after they stop working are already scheduled to see their retirement pushed back to age 66 by 2020 and 68 in 2046. Todays figures, calculated from data produced by the Office for National Statistics, give greater impetus to a government consultation, announced in last months Budget, to link the state pension age to longevity. This could result in the pension age rising to 70 by the mid - century.

There is a risk that by focusing on longevity to the exclusion of data which showed that many people, while living longer were not enjoying a good enough health in old age to consider staying at work. On top of this a significant number of people staying in employment for an extra five years would put more pressure on an already squeezed job market. With new technology replacing jobs and the export of factory work to low labour cost nations in the developing world the future for those seeking employment looks increasingly bleak.

Steve Webb, the pensions minister, said the astonishing figures were too stark to ignore.

What is striking is that while we all know people are living longer, we havent grasped how fast it is going. The speed of change is astonishing. There are big issues for us as a society in all sorts of policy areas, such as social care, employment and pensions, but also in terms of our attitudes to older people.

As well as the state pension, Mr Webb warned that employees with private pensions should plan to save more for their retirement. This year, 10,000 people will celebrate their 100th birthday. By 2026, that figure is due to rise to 500,000. The point Mr. Webb misses is that in a global economoy based on perpetual growth the necessary built in inflation of prices negates much of the value of savings among people who survive well beyond the end of their working life.

Neil Duncan-Jordan, of the National Pensioners Convention, said: Living longer does not equate to being able to dig a road for longer, or even to being willing and able to do a job like teaching into your late sixties. The Government keeps pushing these figures that we are living longer as a means of trying to force us to work for longer but they need to move on from this obsession with longevity and view the issue in a less black and white way.

Michelle Mitchell, of Age UK, said: Average life expectancy figures hide the fact that in many places, predominantly poorer areas, life expectancy is much slower. Before the Government further looks to raise the state pension age it must first tackle health inequalities to ensure that those who have had harder lives do not again lose out through a shorter retirement.

It is not financial hardship however that keeps me working as a part time lecturer at almost 68 years old. I'm just not ready to vegitate yet

Clearly there are not easy answers to this. Fixing one problem seems to create another.

The Father Of Radio Astronomy - The Man Who Made It Possible To Explore The Stars

by Xavier Connolly

Last week, the world celebrated the accomplishments of Yuri Gagarin who, 50 years ago, became the first human to fly into space. Yet it is also an appropriate time to pay tribute to one of Britain's own heroes of the space age Sir Bernard Lovell.

Lovell is the father of radio astronomy, the man who, 60 years ago, began the construction of the great telescope at Jodrell Bank in Cheshire. This is now one of the planet's premier scientific installations: in March, it was shortlisted as a World Heritage Site, and this month, it was announced that it will run the most powerful radio telescope on the planet, the Square Kilometre Array. Its findings will cast light on the greatest mysteries of the universe according to astrophysicists.

Today, aged 97, Lovell is physically frail. His eyesight has almost gone, and he spends much of the day in an orthopaedic chair, with electronic controls. Yet his mind is as sharp as ever; his conversation is witty and charming; and his grasp of detail is nothing short of phenomenal

Read an excellent article on The Father Of Radio Astronomy; The life and work of Sir Bernard Lovell


18 April 2011

Labour Councils Hoarding Cash As They Cut Services

by John de Roe

Conservative ministers in the coalition government have accused Labour councils of cutting local services such as libraries, nurseries, education facilities and waste management while holding onto cash reserves of hundreds of millions of pounds as they blame the coalition for cuts in frontline services. It has also been shown that Labour councils are cutting jobs in frontline services as they protect politically correct non jobs such as obesity councillors, alcohol awareness officers and climate awareness consultants.

While Ed Miliband, the Labour leader, has attacked the Coalition for cutting state spending, a new analysis of council figures suggests that Labours own local authorities are hoarding cash they should be using to provide services. Grant Shapps, the Conservative local government minister, said Labour councils are implementing totally unacceptable financial policies and urged local authorities to spend reserves.

Labour replied by accusing the Tories of attempting to divert attention from the Coalitions plans to hit local communities with the worst cuts in a generation. Reduced budgets for council run services, including road maintenance and street cleaning, are expected to be a key consideration for voters at next months local elections.

According to the Conservative Party analysis, the city authority in Nottingham is increasing its charges for adult social care, reducing highways maintenance and reducing support for jobseekers, while ring fencing cash reserves of 50.7 million. In Liverpool, the councils cash reserves have increasing to 121.7 million while nurseries, libraries and leisure centres are starved of funds.

Labour-run London Borough of Lambeth, is known as one of the poorest boroughs in the country and has announced closures of libraries and nurseries and cutbacks in social care. It has reserves of 93.7 million.

Mr Shapps said it was totally unacceptable for Labour councils to make political cuts while sitting on vast cash reserves.

People will rightly be shocked that Labour councils have billions stashed away when they hear stories of cuts to local services, he said, reminding voters that sound financial management is about setting cash aside in good times so there is a cushion to protect against falls. Mr Shapps added Thanks to Labours deficit, it is now pouring. These reserves exist to ensure councils can react to unforeseen situations like clearing up the economic mess left by the Labour Government.

The deputy leader of Nottingham City Council, said most of the authoritys 50 million reserve was already allocated for services such as education and could not be spent on other areas. Liverpool City Council's deputy leader, Paul Brant, disputed the Conservatives' figures, insisting that the council held a cash reserve of only 16 million which is not earmarked for services such as schools, rather than the 121.7 million claimed by the Tories.

The official Labour Party line is that voters won't be fooled by the Conservatives attempt to distract attention from the Tory-led Government's decision to hit councils with cuts that go too far, too fast.

Tory councils have some of the biggest reserves in the country. Even his own Local Government minister's (Bob Neill) Tory run council in Bromley has refused to spend its reserves, at the same time as carrying out 33m of cuts to local jobs and frontline services. In fact, Conservative and Liberal Democrat councils are making some of the worst cuts in the country.

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AV Will Damage Democracy Says Cameron

by Ed Butt

The Prime Minister will warn voters that saying "yes" to a switch to the AV system for electing MPs will damage British democracy as he reaches out across party lines to share an anti-AV platform with (Lord) John Reid, the former Labour Home Secretary. Nothing less than "the future of our democracy" is at stake in the May 5 referendum on electoral reform, Mr Cameron will declare in his address to an audience in London. His comments come as both he and Nick Clegg, the Deputy Prime Minister, step up their campaigning on opposite sides of the referendum campaign. Yesterday Mr Clegg accused opponents of AV of "mud-slinging" and "far-fetched claims" about the effects of changing the way we vote. In the Alternative Vote (AV) system, voters rank candidates in order of preference. If no candidate is the first choice of more than 50 per cent of voters, second, third and fourth preferences are distributed until one candidate has a majority of votes. Advocates, who include the Liberal Democrats and some senior Labour figures including leader Ed Miliband, say AV gives a better reflection of public opinion than the current first past the post system. The Daily Stirrer believes if the democracy we have experience in the past thirty years under the first - past - the - post system is the best the current system can offer then it needs to be terminally damaged. RELATED POSTS: George Galloway's By Election Victory Shows Voters Contempt For Main PartiesMainstream political commentators are having a field day mocking George Galloway, former Labour minister now leader of fringe political group the Respect Party after his stunning by election victory in Bradford last night. They will endlessly show a video clip of Gorge. dressed in a jump suit and pretending to be a cat on Celebrity Big Brother. They will remind the world that he supported Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein and that he ...
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Finland Election Result May Hit Bailouts For Europe's Basket Case Nations

by Ian R Thorpe

The next stage in negotiating Portugal's bailout by the EU (aka Greater Germany) start today, but are already in trouble. A strong election performance from an anti-europe party in Finland, the True Finns which has pledged to vote against financial aid to bankrupt EU nations, means whatever bailout deal in agreed could be vetoed by Finland. Unelected bureaucrats from the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund are in Lisbon to set the terms for what would be the eurozone's third bailout in a year and thus decide the immediate economic future of taxpayers in more carefully managed European economies.. Greece and Ireland have already received multi-billion euro deals and all the indicators suggest Spain, with an economy larger that that of the other three basket cases combined, will be next. Meanwhile many other nation, including Belgium, Hungary and heavyweights Italy are in deep trouble with their sovereign debt commitments. Initially the bailout fund is expected to total 80bn (50bn) but experience with Greece and Ireland suggest this amount will be similar to putting a band - aid on a severed limb. The structural debt problems in both Greece and Ireland have turned out to be much deeper than was at first budgeted for. Portugal's interim government, holding power pending elections after the Prime Minister resigned when his austerity plan was rejected, is aiming to come up with a radical economic set of economic reforms including privatisation of state assets, changes to over - protective labour laws and steps to prop up up fragile banks. These proposals are due by the middle of May, just weeks before the government faces an acute funding crunch and voting is due to take place in the election. But regardless of what happens between now and then Portugal now faces a new threat from a fellow eurozone member that lies far to the north (where the black rocks stand against the cold sea - as the introduction to Noggin The Nog stories used to say). That little aside serves to illustrate the difference between the easy going Mediterranean states and northern Europe where life has always been much harder. In Sunday's election in Finland the eurosceptic True Finns party made huge gains and may now be in a position to block Portugal's bailout as early indications suggest the party will be joining the next governing coalition in Helsinki. Counting has a long way to go under Finland's complex voting system and it may be several weeks before the final outcome is known. Only hours after the first results were broadcast showing his party in a neck-and-neck race to win the most votes, True Finns leader Timo Soini was already pledging the party would torpedo the Portuguese deal. "The package that is there - I do not believe it will remain," he said. Any delay in approving the bailout deal beyond the mid-May target could leave European leaders scrambling to find other means of funding for Portugal, a country of 10.5m that has been targeted by investors during the euro zone crisis because of its high debt levels and uncompetitive economy. The success of The True Finns in the election potentially poses a huge risk to Lisbon, which has said it will run out of funds to keep the country running in June when a huge trance of bonds must be refinanced. It also reinforces the message sent to European leaders by the heavy defeats inflicted on Angela Merkel's government in Germany and other regional elections held in Eurozone countries. Bailout talks could be complicated further by what Portuguese weekly Expresso said were disagreements between European officials and the IMF on loan conditions.

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16 April 2011

Labour's Economics Team Left Isolated By Obama's Cuts

by John de Roe

Chancellor George Osborne said on Friday The Labour Party has been left "entirely isolated" in its soft approach to deficit reduction, , after President Barack Obama unveiled a consolidation programme that puts the UK's in the shade. To be fair to Labour, Obama had his arm twisted by the IMF otherwise he would have continued with his loonytoons spending policy.

Shadow chancellor Ed Balls has repeatedly cited the US approach of cutting the deficit gradually to accuse the Coalition of moving too fast and taking a reckless gamble with the economy. But on Thursday Obama unveiled plans to cut the US's $1.65 trillion (1 trillion) deficit over four years, a higher percentage of GDP than Britain's proposed cuts.

"It reinforces the point that Labour are entirely isolated in the international community," Mr Osborne said on the fringes of the International Monetary Fund's spring meeting in Washington. "That has left them in no-man's land."

The US President is aiming for a total reduction of 8pc of GDP by 2015. The UK plans a consolidation programme of 8.4pc, but as Mr Osborne started cutting a year earlier, the average pace of reduction is just 1.6pc a year, compared with 2pc annually in the US.

Mr Balls hit back, accusing the Chancellor of playing "fast and loose with international comparisons to score political points". He said the US was in a stronger position to cope with consolidation as a result of "putting jobs and growth first". US growth was helped last year by further stimulus.

"President Obama now has a growing economy and falling unemployment which is crucial to getting the deficit down," Mr Balls said.

Balls is lying of course. The US economy appears to be in growth only because Omana's loonytoons economic policy sanctioned the printing of money to pump into civil rights, community organising and minority support groups and spend on vanity projects. And as in Britain the number of American's out of work is actually rising but official unemployment figures only count those who are claiming jobseekers allowance. People unemployed more that two years lose that entitlement and go onto 'welfare payments' the US equivalent of Income Support.

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15 April 2011

Google's Rising Costs Send Shares Down

Google shares dropped on the New York Stock Exchange after traders took fright at a sharp increase in costs at the world's biggest search engine, which uber nerd Larry Page took the helm of last month.

Expenses at Google jumped 54pc to $2.84bn (1.72bn) in the first quarter, overshadowing an almost 20pc rise in profits to $2.3bn. Revenue in the quarter climbed to $6.54bn, topping by a significant marginwhat analysts had forecast. Page, who co-founded Google 13 years ago with fellow nerd Sergey Brin at Stanford University in California, has indicated he will accelerate spending on research and staff in an effort to tackle the challenge posed by rivals such as Facebook and Apple. He's not concerned at the inroads being made by Yahoo and Bing into his market share then? Google, which had a workforce of 26,316 at the end of the first quarter, said it would be adding 6,000 employees this year and raising the salaries for non-executives by 10pc as the battle for talent in Silicon Valley heats up. "Larry Page has signalled pretty clearly that he is going to be driving up expenses," said Colin Gillis. The Daily Stirrer has always felt Page and Brin are a couple of world domination freaks who care nothing for running a business so long as they can control all the information in the world. And when they have that they will demand (flips hand and raises pinkie to corner of mouth)

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14 April 2011

Cameron Pulls Vince's Cable Over Immigration Criticism
Yesterday The Prime Minister David Cameron made a speech in which he said mass immigration has led to "discomfort and disjointedness" in many neighbourhoods because some migrants have been unwilling to integrate or learn the English language

. Promising his government would work to cut the numbers entering Britain from hundreds to tens of thousands Mr Cameron said that "for too long, immigration has been too high".

The content of the speech was bound to upset coalition partners The Liberal Democrats from whom Vince Cable, the Business Secretary, described the Prime Minister's words as very unwise and suggested they could fuel extremism over immigration.

The reference to the tens of thousands of immigrants rather than hundreds of thousands is not part of the coalition agreement, it is Tory party policy only, Mr Cable told the BBC before Mr Camerons speech.

I do understand there is an election coming but talk of mass immigration risks inflaming the extremism to which he and I are both strongly opposed.

The Prime Minister later rebutted Mr Cables criticism, insisting he was dealing with an issue of high public importance in a "sensible, measured, serious tone".

He said he had never shied away from addressing the immigration issue throughout his time as Conservative leader.

"The country elected a Government wanting us to roll up our sleeves and deal with some of these issues, Mr Cameron told an audience of party activists in Romsey, Hampshire.

"This speech is, I think, a very good explanation of how we are dealing with them in an extremely fair and sensible way.

"I am very willing to be judged by the British people not only on the content of the speech and the action we are taking, but also the very measured way in which it is being described and put forward.

The Daily Stirrer commented last year that Immigration was the issue that concerned the public most but the one none of the main parties wanted to bring into the election debate. So far the coalition government has not ben winning the battle for hearts and minds. Polls suggest if an election was held tomorrow Labour would return to power. This is in spite of Labour's unpopularity with working class voters in btheir core constituencies.

Traditional Labour voters do not like where the party stands now but feel that nobody else speaks for them. Cameron's move could be a shrewd ploy to wing Labour votes over to the Conservatives. Splitting the Liberal Democrats might also work in his favour and if he is forced into an early election in which the Lib Dems were anihilated the Conservatives would be likely to gain more Lib Dem seats than Labour.

Not long ago Vince Cable boasted he could blow the coalition out of the water. He might be about to torpedo himself in the foot.

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Plans To Phase Out Cheques Should Be Bounced
by John de Roe

Cheques were due to be abolished by October 2018, a move announced by the Payments Council, a trade body representing the banks, card and cash machine industry. Naturally being a bunch of arrogant bankers the did not consider how the public felt about such a move when agreeing this policy.

The Bankers cartel argues that use of cheques is in decline and paper cheques are a more expensive way of paying for goods and services compared to debit cards or cash. What they really mean is if the force us all to use electronic transactions they have greater control over how customers manage their money.

Recently banks have been bullying customers into using the internet to pay bills and manage accounts. Our technology expert Ian Thorpe has written many times that the internet is not secure, fraud, hacking and malware attacks are on the increase and online banking services are simply "Not Fit For Purpose."

I have personally spoken to many people who have been ripped off by their own banks for paying credit card bills by cheque. This scam works by banks delaying the processing of cheques so the payment is received late by the credit card division and a surcharge can be imposed. Even people whose current account and credit card account are with thhe same company have experienced this rip off.

Cheques are still the preferred means of payment for many people, with 64 million cheques written out last December alone, and now MPS have decided to re-open an inquiry into their future. Now the Treasury Select Committee is reopening an inquiry initially launched last year, following a public outcry about the prospect of cheques disappearing for good.

Treasury Committee chairman, Andrew Tyrie MP, said: Since our last inquiry we have been inundated by letters from the public telling us that they rely on cheques.

It is good to report that the government is listening to the public and not the academics, lawyers and consultants who have had far too much influence on policy in recent years.

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13 April 2011

Number Of Jobless Falls But Are Figures True?

by Xavier Connolly and Ian R Thorpe

The total number of unemployed people decreased by 17,000 in the three months to February, according to official figures. The official number unemployed, based on those claiming jobseekers allowance stands at 2.48m. The drop was greater than the 4,000 decrease expected. The unemployment rate for all age groups also fell unexpectedly by 0.1% to 7.8%.

To put the new in poerspective and stop the government making too big a deal of it, the number of 16 to 24-year olds out of work rose to 963,000 over the same period , up 0.1pc from the three months to November 2010. The youth unemployment rate is now 20.4pc.

The number of 16 to 17-year olds out of work increased by 14,000 on the quarter to reach 218,000, but the number of 18 to 24-year olds fell by 2,000 to 745,000, the figures from the Office for National Statistics revealed.

Prime Minister David Cameron said on the Daybreak breakfast television programme this morning: "For youth unemployment, which has actually been going up for years in our country, the real change we need is actually in our education system to make sure we are producing young people at the age of 18 with a real qualification that people need in the modern workplace."

More on unemployment in The Daily Telegraph: Number of Women Claiming Jobseeker's Allowance Reaches A High
The number of women claiming Jobseekers Allowance has reached a near 15-year high as experts expect levels to continue rising amid public sector cuts.

So

Is The Jobs Market Improving


Todays mild improvement in the labour market statistics must be taken with a pinch of salt.

The question mark hanging over the jobs market is still: Can the private sector can pick up the slack from the expected job losses in the public sector this year.

Youth unemployment is on the up compared to the previous quarter and in a few months time, the UK will have a fresh cohort of university graduates looking for jobs in a crowded market place. It is true that many public sector redundancies are expected to be spread over the next four years with the later years taking the biggest hits, but tens of thousands of workers could still lose their jobs in the current financial year.

. Ministers said there were a number of positive signs to be found in the latest statistics. These included total employment rising by 143,000 in the three months to February, driven entirely by growth in the private sector, unemployment falling by 17,000 to reach 2.48m in the quarter from the previous three months.

More good news came from an increase of people in full-time work, suggesting there were fewer employees trapped in part-time work because they could not find full-time hours.

But then there was the big nasty. In spite of people slipping off the unemployment statyistics because their entitlement to jobseekers' allowance had expired and they are no longer considered economicaslly active, the claimant count edged up unexpectedly by 700 to reach 1.45m analysts had been predicting a drop of 3,000

Modest pay growth as inflation though down slighly is still running at 4% also spells bad news for hard pressed faimilies.

As Vicky Redwood of Capital Economics puts it: "The UK labour market recovery is looking a bit healthier but the continued falls in real pay do not bode well for consumer spending."

Howard Archer, chief economist at IHS Global Insight, said forecast unemployment would rise to rise to 2.67m by the end of this year, and peak at about 2.75m in mid-2012.

He said: "Despite the overall firmer tone of the latest labour market data, we retain the view that unemployment is headed up over the coming months.

"We suspect that likely below-trend growth will mean that the private sector will be unable to fully compensate for the increasing job losses in the public sector that will result from the fiscal squeeze that is now really kicking in.

"Indeed, we believe that private sector companies will become increasingly careful in their employment plans in the face of a struggling economy and elevated input costs." The Guardian meanwhile concentrated on Youth unemployment. One In Five Young People Out Of Work
Youth unemployment has remained at near record levels with more than one in five young people out of work, data released on Wednesday showed.

The latest unemployment figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show the under-25s and women workers are bearing much of the pain in Britain's jobs market, while average earnings continued to lag behind inflation. But economists were encouraged by an unexpected fall in the total number of people out of work, which cut the UK's jobless rate from 8% to 7.8%.

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IMF Warns Obama - Cut Deficit Or Else As Bond Traders Short American Bonds

by John de Roe


The International Monetary Fund has warned barack Hussein Obama's administration of incompetents the US should quickly start to make a 'down payment' on tackling its budget deficit, as it emerged that the world's biggest bond investor is shorting the country's bonds.

Though Obama has just beenn involved in a tough battle with the opposition Republicans over the budget for the 2011 / 12 financial year he seems derterminted to press ahead with his loonytoons economic programme of expanding the public sector, pursuing vanity projects and throwing money at 'comunity organising' groups dedicated to subverting American society and creating divisions along racial and religious lines.

America will rack up a budget deficit of 10.8pc of gross domestic product this year, the largest of any of the developed economies, the IMF said in its latest Fiscal Monitor report.

In sharp contrast to Britain and much of the rest of Europe, the US has so far delayed any move to cut its budget deficit. Instead, through a combination of extending tax cuts and a second, $600bn round of quantitative easing, Congress and The White House have focused efforts on trying to quicken a recovery that failed to take off last year. The meltdown of the US economy under Obama's stewardship might be a cause for amusement in Europe and artound the world if it was not for the fact that the collapse of the US$, the world's reserve currency, would cause massive disruption everywhere and lead to chaose in the global trading system.

Bill Gross, head of the world's biggest bond fund, Pacific Investment Management Co (Pimco), said it was the failure of politicians in Washington DC to take the country's deficit - estimated to reach about $1.5 trillion next financial year - seriously that has prompted him to start positioning the $236bn Total Return Fund to benefit from a drop in the value of US currency . In February, the fund sold its US governments bonds, or Treasuries.

"Without attacking entitlements - Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security - we are smelling $1 trillion deficits as far the nose can sniff," Mr Gross told investors in the firm's monthly outlook letter.

President Obama, who is facing increasingly loud calls from Republican opponents to reduce the deficit, is expected to lay out his proposals today. "Market concerns about sustainability remain subdued in the US, but a further delay of action could prove costly. The US should move "sooner rather than later", Carolo Cottarelli, the director of the IMF's fiscal division said in Washington DC on Tuesday.

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12 April 2011

Shock Fall In Inflation To 4%

by John de Roe
Top economic news yesterday was that UK inflation fell unexpectedly in March as a supermarket price war led to a fall in the cost of food that outweighed higher housing and energy costs.

The figures from the Office for National Statistics will strengthen the hand of Bank of England Monetary Policy Committe members who want to hold down interest rates. They will seize in this information to support claims that inflation is not rising out of control. This will mean interest rates are not likely to increase next month.

Annual consumer price inflation (CPI) fell to 4pc last month, the first decline since July last year. Analysts had expected the rate to hold steady at a 28-month high of 4.4pc reached in February.

"It should stave off a rate rise in May," said Philip Shaw, economist at Investec, who called the rise "a very welcome surprise".

CPI has been above the Bank of England's 2pc target since December 2009, and the central bank has warned that it may rise to 5pc this year.

Vicky Redwood, of Capital Economics, said: "Admittedly, this may be only a temporary respite, with recent rises in energy prices potentially pushing the headline rate higher in the coming months. Nonetheless, the fall in the core inflation rate from 3.4pc to 3.2pc is clearly reassuring - and perhaps suggests that retailers are reacting to the recent weakness on the high street."

So far I have not seen this month's figures for the Retail Price Index which is more reflevtive of ordinary people's weekly and monthly budget and is harder for government to manipulate.

Another news item also published this morning reveals the folly of economits hailing this blip in inflation as the turning point in the revovery of our economy.

Sales fell by 1.9pc, the largest monthly decline in the 16 years in which the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and KPMG have collated sales. Like-for-like sales, which strip out the impact of stores that have been open for less than a year, fell by 3.5pc in March.

Sales in every category bar footwear fell, including food, clothing and furniture.

Stephen Robertson, the director general of the BRC, said: "This is the worst drop in total sales since we first collected these figures in 1995. Non-food retailers were particularly hard-hit. This is strong evidence of the pressure customers and traders are under. This year's later Easter is a factor but this fall goes way beyond anything that can be explained by that alone."

Mr Robertson said that "uncomfortably high" inflation and low wage growth have produced the first year-on-year fall in disposable incomes for 30 years.

"Mounting fuel and utility costs, falling house prices, higher VAT and the prospect of more tax rises and job losses left people unwilling to spend unless they really had to. These pressures aren't going away and the arrival of higher National Insurance is likely to compound them in the immediate future," Mr Robertson added.

read full story Retail Sales Record Sharp Drop - The Daily Telegraph

This exposes the false optimism created by the news on inflation. Hard pressed consumers are cutting back to the bone on spending and thus retailers, who must turn over money to pay wages, bills etc., aresaving profit margings to keep things moving.

It is more likely therefore that the inflation blip is a herald of a double dip recession than a sign things are on the way up.

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Gbagbo Deposed By United Nations and French Attack

by Ed Butt
News came yesterday from the African State of Ivory Coast that the Presidential Palace where former President Laurent Gbagbo had dug in after refusing to cede authority following an election he lost. Gbagbo disputes the election result but voting was overseen by United Nations moderators.

A diplomat living near the presidential residence said he could hear the celebrations of people supporting new leader Alessandre Ouattara from his window, a stark contrast to the gunfire that has reverberated around the area in recent weeks.

"People are shooting in the air, they are incredibly happy," he said.

So happy gunfire sounds different to angry gunfire does it? Diplomats always talk crap.

The diplomat warned that Ouattara, who won 54 per cent of votes the election held in November which Mr Gbagbo refused to honour, will struggle to reunite his nation following allegations of mass atrocities in the west. This is something of an understatement. Eye wintesses reported they saw soldiers and militiamen fighting for Ouattara carrying out mass killings and going on rape amd looting sprees.

The power struggle between Ouattara and Gbagbo, both nasty pieces of work from all accounts, reflected deep tribal and religious tensions which have pitted the mainly-Christian south against northern Muslims. Throughout the conflict until now western media have been very coy about mentioning the religious aspect to the civil war.

United Nations talking heads are saying the hard part is just starting for Ouatarra; reconstruction, reconciliation, bringing back law and order and dealing with the grisly, racist events of recent weeks in the west of the country, where there are still Muslim death squads roaming around carrying out summary executions on those they suspect of supporting Gbagbo (i.e. anyone wearing a cross or who has a Bible in the house) are bound to provoke a backlash against Muslims.

In this conflict as in Libya the United Nations, clearly suffering from that plague of wide eyed stupidity known as The Obama Effect, has set a dangerous precedent by not just appeasing Muslims but taking sides and actively getting involved in a civil war. This is a total violation of the UN Constitution and international law (but when did Obama fans ever care about any written consitution or laws or anything that get's in the way of the Obamessiahs plans to create a New World Order?).

We foresee conflicts pitting Christian and Muslim factions against each other spreading throughout Africa, Asia and even affecting Europe.

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11 April 2011
Investment Banks To Be Split From Retail Banks To Protect Savers
A new review of the Banking industry carried out for the government has recommended British banks should have to have to separate their retail (current account) deposit and savings and investment banking arms to ensure that ordinary savers money is not put at risk as it was before the 2008 'toxic debt' crisis plunged the leading economies into the global slump that is still affecting world trade.

The preliminary report published this morning by the Independent Commission on Banking, suggests a separation of the retail and investment sides of banking businesses operations, as well as measures to force future losses on bank bondholders rather than the taxpayers picking up the tab as we did in 2008..

Speaking to BBC news this morning, Sir John Vickers, chairman of the Commission, said the report would ensure taxpayers are off the hook. If a bank got into trouble in future savers money would be ringfenced creating a system for safe failure. As part of the proposals put forward by the Commission, large banks will be required to maintain a minimum equity capital base of 10pc - or 10 of shareholder equity for every 100 the bank lends to business customers. This is 3pc above the level required by the Basel III rules introduced last year.

The report also addresses the need for more competition in UK retail banking. In the wake of the 2008 crisis Lloyds Banking Group, Britains largest retail bank, was elbowed into a merger with the failing HBOS group by the Labour government. This move while grossly unfair to Lloyds shareholders created a high street banking giant able to dominate the UK retail banking market. Under the new rules Lloyds would be required to dispose of some of its branches if the Commissions recommendations are enacted.

In a statement to the market, Lloyds said it was currently assessing the full implications of the report and would provide an update later when it had had the opportunity to review the report in detail.

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Bin Fines Binned By Coalition
The coalition continue to alternatly encourage and frustrate us. One minute they are expanding Nanny State's role in telling us what we can eat, drink, ingest for recreational purposes, who we can have sex with and when and in what position we can do it or handing the sovereignyu of our proud nation over to a bunch of unelected paper shufflers in Brussels.

The next they are showing a willingness to tackle the worst excesses of Labour's Orwellian Politically Correct Thought Police.

The latest assualt on the power of the Thought Police comes in the news that Councils are to be stopped from imposing heavy fines on residents who fall foul of complex and contradictory waste and recycling rules.

Coalition environment ministers will present a bill to outlaw fines for petty infringements of bin rules in a shake-up of local authority powers next month, we hear on the grapevine.

In a major victory for libertarian campaigners, ministers say they will limit local authorities' power to impose unjustifiable charges and penalties for minor infringements to do with recycling and rubbish.

Councils will no longer be able to fine people for failing to close a bin lid; leaving bin bags next to a bin; putting a bin out on the wrong day; failing to move it back inside the boundary of a property; or making minor mistakes relating to sorting waster for recycling.

Only severe cases of fly-tipping will be subject to penalties.

The law change comes after a long campaign against bin charges and repeated promises by ministers that they would act.

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Councils Still Advertising Non Jobs
Meanwhile irresponsible and subhumanly stupid Labour councillors who run most of our big cities and urban areas are pressing ahead with their plan to put us at the mercy of the New World Order financiers by continuing to recruit shitloads of people to fill politically correct 'non - jobs' while pleading the government cuts are forcing them to lay off staff providing front - line services. The first survey of local authorities since the coalition came to power last May has found that town halls created more than 4,000 new posts during the period.
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Our satirical companion Boggart Blog covered this isue in A Career In Substance Abuse. In that article some of the crazier jobs created in the name of politcal correctness are highlighted. Below we show you some of the latest non - njobs dreamed up by tree hugging weirdie - beardie council executives. Most of these were collected from The Guardian public service recruitment supplement published every wednesday.

Community Development & Equalities Officer - Tewkesbury; 24,646 to 26,276
"An exciting opportunity.... to develop and implement the Council's role in community development with a particular focus on communities of interest. You will also be required to assist in the monitoring and other activities associated with the Council's duty to meet appropriate Equalities Standards

Healthy walks co-ordinator - Forest of Dean; 14,733 to 15,444
"Promote and increase physical activity levels through healthy walking ... targeting the socially excluded, the inactive and people living in areas of high deprivation. Work with the Lifestyle Coach to expand the 'Fancy a Walk' scheme. Ensure all duties and responsibilities ... are carried out with due regard to health and safety best practice, equal opportunities procedure and follows financial regulations

Project support worker (Voice of My Own) - Scottish Borders, 19,024.64 to 21,135.84 pro rata (fixed term contract)
"Video empowerment project aimed at, and led by, young people aged between 11 and 25 ... It combines creative film-making with social inclusion aims. Assist in developing fund-raising bids and liaise with participating groups and individuals."

Family Lifestyles Officer - Rugby; 19,126 to 21,519 pro rata
"Reduce childhood obesity in various ways including the provision of evidence-based structured nine-week family-based workshops promoting the benefits of exercise and nutrition. The programmes will support families with overweight and/or obese children to maintain a healthy weight using a holistic approach."

Active villages co-ordinator - Teignbridge, 10,228;
"Provide long term sustainable sports participation opportunities. The Active Villages concept is positioned in the introductory/informal sport segment of the market ...neither as a specific 'public health' initiative to deliver health-based physical activity interventions, nor a 'sports excellence' programme aimed at identifying talented performers who wish to engage in serious competition."

Life Skills and Positive Activities Officer - Ryedale; 19,000 to 21,500 pro rata (fixed term contract)
"Assist the promotion of positive activities and healthy lifestyles to clients of the housing options team, especially those residing in temporary accommodation. Provide practical assistance for basic living skills such as: washing, ironing, cleaning and shopping etc."

Workplace travel plan coordinator - Havant; 20,198 to 22,221, part time, pro rata (fixed term contract)
"Raise awareness of transport issues and the alternative means of accessing and providing services to both staff and customers. This is a new, high profile role within the Council and you will be responsible for the development, promotion and implementation of our Travel Plan."

Gypsy Romany Traveller Community Cohesion Officer - Herefordshire, 22,221 to 26,276

Council's vision is "To create in Herefordshire an environment where different communities, the traditionally nomadic and the traditionally settled, live in harmony and where all have access to the basic needs and benefits which characterise an inclusive society."

New media improvement assistant - Perth and Kinross; 16,086 to 17,587
"Support the development and operation of the council's website and intranet in line with the council's Corporate New Media Strategy. Assist in ensuring the council's website conforms to legislative requirements (Disability and Discrimination Act) and established web standards (W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines)."

Woodfuel development officer - West Sussex; 32,800 to 35,430
"You will be required to operate as a stimulus for the expansion of the woodland products market and to make a substantial contribution to the establishment of a wood fuel supply chain through positively influencing key policy makers, suppliers and end users."

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9 April 2011


Two Thirds Of Universities To Charge Top Fees

by Xavier Connolly

Two Thirds Of Universities To Charge Top Fees The Coalitions flagship policy on tuition fees looked to be descending into chaos yesterday after it emerged that two thirds of universities would be looking to charge the maximum 9,000 a year for degree courses. Ministers were accused of losing control of their higher education reforms as growing numbers of vice-chancellors unveiled plans to almost triple fees in 2012. What is happening in higher education is a closing ranks by the largely Labour supporting academic community with the aim of wrecking the reforms and hoping to bring down the coalition so that Labour could return to power and resume its loonytoons economics. This would mean the government throwing money at the kind of pointless vanity projects so beloved of the academic community. In the biggest survey of its kind so far, 65 per cent of higher education institutions in England were found to be intending to charge the maximum for some courses, with half saying they would charge 9,000 for all degrees. When we looked at some of the degree courses on offer, History Of Feminism In Film is one tht springs to mind, the question why would somebody pay 90 pence for such and idiotic qualification let alone 9,000 a year over three years. For all but a few in highly specialised and highly rewarding subjects to take up a university education is to hang a millstone round their neck. The resultung debt will enslave them for many decades. Yesterday, Keele University in Staffordshire and Londons City University neither of which are ranked in the top 40 became the latest to set fees at the top level. University College Falmouth, a specialist arts institution in Cornwall, will also charge 9,000 across the board. The Government had said fees of more than 6,000 would be levied only in exceptional circumstances. Last night David Willetts, the universities minister, said he now estimated the average fee would be pitched between 7,500 and 8,000. The universities decisions mean the Government may have to provide significantly more money than it had expected to fund student loans. Labour claimed the black hole could be as large as 1billion over four years. Alternatively the coalition could simply refruse to cocoon these waste of space academics any longer, let the uinversities sing and make the professors face up to the harshreality of how little academic qualifications are worth in the competitive environment of business.


US Government Shutdown Averted


With a midnight deadline looming after which funds for the US government's operations would run out and government departmens be forced to close down, the hard-fought compromise reached between Obama's Democrats and opposition Republicans requires lawmakers to approve stopgap funding to keep federal agencies running into next week until the budget agreement can be formally enacted.

A shutdown, as we reported yesterday, would have meant enforced leave for much of the federal work force, suspension of some key government services and the closing of many national monuments and parks, while potentially undermining the U.S. economy.The biggest incentive for a deal however may have been the risks that failure to move forward would have posed both for Obama and his fellow Democrats and for the Republicans who hope to win back the Presidency in 2012. The mood of the American public is ugly, with anti - politics and antu - Washington feeling running high. Public frustration with the rancorous budget fight as the 2012 presidential election campaign gathers steam has increased the people's alienation from government.. Without the compromise, money to operate the federal government for the next six months would have run out at midnight on Friday and agencies such as the Internal Revenue Service would have begun a partial shutdown. Despite the apparent resolution of the impasse, the bitter political fight raised questions about the ability of Obama, whose claim to be the great conciliator already lies in ruins, and a bitterly divided U.S. Congress to deal with bigger issues looming down the road, from raising the federal debt ceiling to reining in budget deficits, coping with inflation and continuing America's role as the world's peacekeeper in times of increasing unrest.. "They've got to be laughing at us right now" in China, said Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry. "How terrific that the United States of America can't make a decision." Other commentators point to the resurgence of Colonel Gadaffi in the Libyan civil war and Obama's efforts to find a loophole in the UN resolution that would have premitted him to arm the rebels who we now know to be supported by Al Qaeda, the avowed enemy of the west. The sum total of this, they allege, is firther proof that Barack Hussein Obama is unfit for office.

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Ivory Coast Civil War Descends Into Tribal Massacres
News organisations with staff on the ground in Ivory Coast and foreign aid workers still in the civil war riven country where Laurent Gbagbo continues to defy attempts to oust him are reporting mass killings being carried out by both sides in the conflict.

Their reports document a trail of death and destruction carried out by rebel forces who have swept through the country and are now fighting on the streets of Abidjan to secure the presidency for Alassane Ouattara. Mainstream media are being very careful to avoid mentioning that Outtara's supporters are predominantly Muslim while those loyal to Gbagbo are predominantly Christian.

As Ouattara, backed by the UN and the international community, is reported by many global media organisations to be close to victory, the left leaning but humanitarian Guardian newspaper has provided evidence of atrocities committed by militias acting in his name. Refugees who scrambled through the rain forest to safety in neighbouring Liberia have described children being burned alive during rebel attacks and bodies littering the streets. People are also talking about systematic rape being carried out by Outtara's supporters. Because of certain primitive tribal beliefs, rape is used as a weapon of genocide in many African conflicts.

Recent civil wars in which rape was deployed as a weapon have ranges right across the continent from Ivory Coast in the west through Congo, Rwanda to Sudan in the east. The term adultery derives from the verb adulterate, to make impure. In African tribal societies tribal purity id afforded great importance. If a woman has been penetrated by any man who is not of her tribe her womb is considered to have been made impure by him and she has no value as a tribal wife. Her children can never be full members of the tribe.

Women who are victims of genocidal rape have little future, if they are lucky they might find work as labourers. Otherwise the only options are begging and prostitution. Their children, should they have any are even more unfortunate as job opportunities are subject to tribalism. The out castes, having no tribal identity, are unlikely ever to be given fair opportunities. HRW is calling for an investigation into massacres carried out by both the rebels sides. It is unlikely there will be any response, whichever side emerges victorious.

Hundreds of non combatants have been killed by forces loyal to Ouattara, according to reports. Human Rights Watch says that summary executions of perceived Gbagbo supporters have been carried out, and reported eye witness accounts of mass rape. Matt Wells, HRW's Ivory Coast researcher, said: "In village after village, Ouattara's forces terrorised civilians perceived as supporting Gbagbo, killing hundreds and raping dozens more. In committing to move Ivory Coast out of its longstanding crisis, Ouattara must ensure that the perpetrators of these heinous crimes are brought to justice."

Pro-Gbagbo forces are also accused of having carried out atrocities, killing more than 100 presumed Ouattara supporters as rebels advanced.

The latest reports on the fighting suggest that Gbagbo loyalists are regaining the initiative as active support of the rebels by UN forces has ceased in the wake of reports about genocidal slaughter.

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8 April 2011

Gadaffi To Unleash A Wave Of Migrants On Europe

Libya is unleashing a wave of migrants against Europe as retaliation for the coalition's military strikes against the country.

Last week The Daily Stirrer reported the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa is being overrun with refugees fleeing the troubles in North Africa. The opening of immigration floodgates came as Italy announced that it would grant travel permits to more than 20,000 Tunisian refugees who have reached its southernmost islands in recent weeks. The Italian government said the temporary permits would grant the refugees freedom of movement within the visa-free Schengen area, but in reality most want to head to France. Paris reacted angrily to the move, with Claude Gueant, the interior minister, saying the country would not tolerate "a wave of immigration" and warning that migrants without appropriate identity documents and sufficient funds would be prevented from entering. The Schengen zone excludes Britain and Ireland, but migrants could attempt to enter the UK illegally from the Continent. The Tunisians are among nearly 26,000 migrants who have managed to reach the tiny island of Lampedusa, Italy's southernmost territory, since January, when president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was toppled by a popular revolt.

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Ivory Coast Civil War: Bodies Pile Up

Ivory Coast Civil War: Bodies Pile Up
Casualties are mounting the the Ivory Coast civil war. While mainsteam media voices are suggesting the regime of President Gbagbo is on the verge of collapse, that is not the way it looks to westerners on the ground in Ivory Coast. Gbagbo is entrenched in his bunker in the capital but while reports said he only had a few loyal troops left, eyewitness accounts tell of fighting going on between rival Christian and Muslim groups all over the city. Gbagbo Stays In Bunker and Will Not Surrender
Ivory Coast's embattled leader Laurent Gbagbo is protected by a rump of just 200 soldiers in his bunker beneath the presidential palace, the French defence minister said, but he is refusing to surrender to advancing forces.

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Factory Gate Inflation Hits Two Year High
The so called 'factory gate index', the price of goods leaing British factories hit its highest rate in more than two years in March, official figures showed, raising fears about inflationary pressures feeding through into the general economy.

Factory gate prices what manufacturers charge for their products rose 5.4pc over the year, the sharpest inflation rate since October 2008, said the Office for National Statistics. The month-on-month jump was 0.9pc, while economists had expected a 0.6pc leap. The data will stoke concerns about spiralling prices for consumer goods and essentials like food in the UK, as the rise in factories output prices is likely to help propel the headline inflation rate, currently well over target at 4.4pc, even higher. Manufacturers are raising their prices in response to the squeeze on their margins as the costs of raw materials and energy prices climb higher. Input prices fo the comodities manufacturers use in their processes, rose 14.6pc in the year to March, just off the previous months 28-month high at 14.9pc, mostly reflecting the rising cost of crude oil. The leap was 3.7pc on the previous month. Chris Williamson, senior economist at business analysts Markit, said: Worse may be yet to come, as oil prices have since hit a record high in sterling terms and supply chain disruptions from the Japanese earthquake could also drive up prices for certain highly sought-after components. The producer price data also underlines the cost pressures on manufacturers. The sector has emerged as the success story of the UK recovery, but the latest monthly PMI survey indicated its growth stopped in February.

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Obama Administration Paralyzed By Budget Deadlock

Obama Administration Paralyzed By Budget Deadlock
Failure to agree a budget for the coming year with the Republican controlled House of Representatives plunged American President Barack Obama's administration into crisis last night. With only hours to go before the deadline at which funding to US Government operations will be cut off the gap between team Obama and it's loonytoons spending plans and deficit economy and the fiscally conservative Republicans look to be unbridgeable.

The shutdown would see as many as 800,000 government workers asked to stay at home because their departments did not have funds to pay them and could cost taxpayers more than $100 million (61 million) a day.

The 'great non - communicator' Obama called for a sense of urgency as America sought to avoid the first such shutdown since 1996 when Bill Clinton was president.

The last time this failure to agre a budget paralyzed Washingtoin was under Bill Clinton in 1996. Rrepublican instransigence then was blamed to the party's humiliation in the 1998 Presidential election when Clinton won a second term. Things are different this time. Public anger about the debt and deficit is much deeper than it was 15 years ago, and many voters who supported the Republicans in the 2010 mid-terms because of its commitment to cut spending might feel betrayed if the leadership compromised that principle too much. Democrats meanwhile are putting their faith in another president with exceptional communication skills carrying the day. Anmd who would that be we wonder. Is Obama's autocure running for the Presidency in 2012?

Failure to reach agreement by midnight on Friday would mean that Washington would essentially run out of money.

The budget battle is a clash between resurgent Republicans, who scored a huge win in last year's midterm elections, and Mr Obama's Democrats over the size of government, debt and deficits. With the country almost bankrupt at the time of his election, Obama went on a cazy spending spree, throwing ridiculous amounts of money at minority groups, his pet causes nd vanity projects.

All-night talks among aides failed to break the deadlock on Wednesday so Mr Obama summoned Representative John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives and a Republican, and Senator Harry Reid, a Democrat and Senate Majority to The White House, for the second time in just over 12 hours.

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7 April 2011

Portugal Asks For Bailout


by John de Roe

Onle days after assuring the financial community that debts could be serviced domestically, Portugal's government has been forged to seek help from the E.U. amd IMF. Caretaker prime minister Jos Scrates said the measure had been taken after the stricken nation had exhausted all its options.

Economists last night put the cost to Brtish taxpayers of UK's involvement in a Portuguese bailout at up to 4.4billion.

After months of existing in a state of denial having about the need to seek relief from its debts, Portugal's government admitted the cost of borrowing to fund its public sector deficit has reached unsustainable levels. Addressing the nation last night Mr Scrates, said: "I have always said that asking for aid would be the last resort but we have now reached that point."

Experts suggest the rescue fund could be as high as 70 billion, or 80 billion.

European shares were up in Thursday's early trading, led by banking stocks. Traders remained wary however ahead of an expected interest rate increase by the European Central Bank (ECB) later today. There were also worries that the latest bailout may not signal the end of Europe's sovereign debt crisis.

Jos Manuel Barroso, the European Commission president who at the end of 2010 was talking about extenting the E. U. to include middle eastern and African economic basket case nations, said last night that Portugal's request for help would be dealt with as quickly as possible. He assured Mr Scrates that Portugal's request would be "processed in the swiftest possible manner, according to the rules applicable". Fuhrer Barroso also said he had "confidence in Portugal's capacity to overcome the present difficulties".

That is typical bureaucratic bullshit iof course, as The Daily Stirrer reported las month German taxpayers are ready to rebel against any further dumping of sovereign debt on their broad shoulders.

Media commentators were last night wondering whether contagion from the Portugese crisis would spread to other eurozone countries such as Spain, whose economy is significantly larger than that of Portugal, Ireland and Greece combined.

Portugal had earlier sold bonds committing them to pay investors high rates to take up government bonds due to be repaid in six and 12 months. It was the second such bond auction in less than a week.

The new economic crisis confronting Europe comes weeks after an EU summit to confirm a new permanent 700 billion euro bail-out facility for eurozone countries in trouble.
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UN Again Abandons Neutrality To Take Sides In A Civil War

by Ed Butt

Only last week The Daily Stirrer was the first news blog to point out that the efforts of President Barack Hussein Obama and the United Nations leaders to find ways of supporting Libyan rebels fighting to overthrow the tyrant Gadaffi were in breach of the United Nations charter and international law. The UN Charter and the the Geneva Convention forbid outside forces taking sides in domestic conflicts yet that is exactly what Omama has tried to do. He may have succeeded had not the US security services warned the Libyan rebels are led by Al Qaeda activists.

Even the anti - western, pro Muslim, terrorist loving, whitely - hating President Barack Husein Obama (real name Barry Soetoro) dare not go as far as to openly support Muslim extremists who want to replace a brutal pro - western dictator with a brutal, anti western theorcratic junta.

Now however another UN Coalition is taking sides against a pro western, Christian dictator and supporting an anti western, muslim unknown quantity in Ivory Coast. We know little about Laurent Gbagbo other than that he disputes the election result in hich he was defeated by an exclusively Muslim opposition. We know little about the people who claim victory in that election.

We should by rights take action only to protect civilians. Protecting civilians does not extrend to providing air support to the people fighting to oust Gbagbo who still refuses to relinquish power.

At last it seems others besides The Daily Stirrer are noticing what is going on with the UN.

Adrian Hamilton, the Independent's comment editor, makes a point today which suggests the blatant infringements of neutrality have ben noticed by the Russian foreign ministry:

"The fact is that Monday's direct rocket assault on Gbagbo's base marked a sharp escalation in the UN mission and one that has effectively made it - as in Libya - a direct participant in the war. France and the UN have been accused by Russia of illegally picking sides in Ivory Coast, by breaking with the terms of the peacekeeping mandate.

A statement from Moscow's foreign ministry said: It is necessary to understand the legal aspects of UN peacekeepers and the French contingent. Russia accused the two peacekeeping forces of getting "involved in an internal conflict, acting in defence of one side when they had to observe neutrality and be acting in strict accordance with their (UN) mandate.

So this is the Obama effect swivel eyed lefties around the world were so excited about, the betrayal of western civilisation, culture and people by our own governments. Well amid all that worship and the iconisdation of his skin colour, some of us did try to warn you what the shit wreally stood for.

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Economic Troubles Linked To Depression Epidemic

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Economic worries are the suspected cause of a rise in the use of antidepressants. New figures showed prescriptions for the drugs have risen more than 40 per cent over the past four years.

The number of prescriptions for drugs like Prozac has risen from 16 million to 23 million since 2006 with many GPs saying patients are increasingly expressing concern about the recession, economic worries and job security.

Figures obtained by the BBC under the Freedom of Information Act found the number of prescriptions for the most common group of antidepressants rose by 43 per cent during the period from the start of the banking crisis and housing crash to the present.

Around one in five people in the UK will be affected by depression at some point and the rise in the number of prescriptions is thought to be partly down to better diagnosis.

But Dr Clare Gerada, head of the Royal College of GPs said some of the rise could also be explained by concern over worsening financial conditions.

She said: Of course in times of economic problems we would expect mental health problems to worsen and GPs are seeing more people coming in with debts racking up, or who have lost their jobs and are cancelling their holidays.

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6 April 2011

Bit boring and rushed today. There have been a lot of connectivity problems in this area and we only got online a couple of hours ago.

Fall In Industrial Output Dents Recovery Hopes

Shock economc news today was a fall in industrial output in the three months to February 2011.

While the decline was led by a 7.8pc fall in oil and gas extraction, due mainly to routine maintenance work, economists were more troubled by the figures for manufacturing which has been leading the recovery and was expected to continue.

"February's stagnation in manufacturing output suggests that GDP growth in the first quarter may not be as strong as currently expected," said Nida Ali, economic adviser to the Ernst & Young ITEM Club.

Manufacturing output - which does not include utilities or oil and gas extraction - showed no growth in February, after January's downwardly revised growth of 0.9 percent, the Office for National Statistics said.

The government and Bank of England were relying on export-driven growth in manufacturing in 2011 to fill the gap created by cuts in government spending and belt-tightening by consumers.

Factory output has also stagnated.

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The Real Story Behind Obama's Job Creation

by Ian R Thorpe
Last week's announcement by the U.S. labour department that the American economy had created 216,000 jobs in March was seized on as cause for celebrations by sychophantic Obamessiah cultists desperate for something to praise "The greatest human being who ever lived" for. Obama cult inhouse newssheets The New York Times, the Washington Post reported that Obama's loonytoons economics had beaten the recession and the economy was storming towards a new age of American prosperity.

. Those who understand how governments manipulate statistics were a bit more sceptical. If the economy sustained March's rate of job growth, sceptics pointed out, it will be more than seven years before the USA is back to pre - 2008 rates of unemployment. But even that is optimistic. Some of the March growth is due to a bounceback from weaker economic performance in the previous two months. The average rate of job growth over the last three months has been just 160,000. At that pace those 'normal' rates of unemployment will not be hit until after 2022.

That's a lot of suffering in the country because the Washington suits who run the economy are shit at their jobs.

In addition to the job growth numbers, the March data also showed that the unemployment rate slipped down by another 0.1 percentage point. It now stands at 8.8%, almost a full percentage point below its year ago level of 9.7%. This, too, was hailed as cause for celebration. It may sound like progress but a more careful look at how the fiures are worked out makes the number less impressive. The percentage of the population that is employed has actually fallen by 0.1 percentage point over the last year.

In order to be counted as unemployed, you have to oficially be counted as looking for work. People who have not had a joib for 99 weeks are considered no longer economically active. The unemployment rate did not fall because of the Obama administration's economic success but because people have 'officially' given up looking for work and dropped off the radar. Only in the cockeyed world of bureaucrats would this be hailed as good news.

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Portugal Pays More For Credit

The credit reating of the Portugese government was lowered by Moody's rating agency yesterday ahead of a bond auction in Lisbon.

Debt due for redemption in June 2012 was issued at an average yield of 5.9%, compared with 4.3% at a sale of twelve month bonds on March 16.

Portugals decision to sell the securities is confusing because the nation could get similar rates for longer-term loans through an international bail-out, said ING Groep financial strategist Alessandro Giansanti commented in an note to the press.

Its difficult to see why Portugal would pay the market yield of 6pc for a one-year loan, when you can have for the same rate on a 7.5-year loan from the European Union and International Monetary Fund, he said referring to the interest Portugal will pay on its government debt..

Portuguese bond yields have climbed to record levels after Prime Minister Jose Socrates resigned on March 23 following a parliamentary rejection of a deficit-cutting plan that aimed to prevent Portugal from following Greece and Ireland in seeking a European Union rescue. After consulting political parties, President Anibal Cavaco Silva yesterday announced early parliamentary elections on June 5. The timing of the election may have something to do with yesterday's sale.

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5 April 2011

This Hopeless Coalition Are Still Takling About Child Poverty

by John de Roe
5 April 2011

In the first weeks of the coalition we hoped we had said goodbye to all Laboutrs ridiculous spin and politically correct nonesense. Sasdly no, Conservative and Liberal Democrat politicians have caught the Political Correctness bug and are talking about emotive mnonesence like abilishing child poverty (they might as well promise to abolish death) and a fair chance for all children.

Clegg & IDS Talk About Fair Starts And Child Poverty

Millions of middle-class children are being denied the chance to get on in life because their parents are not wealthy enough to insulate themselves against lifes misfortunes, senior Coalition figures say today.

Nick Clegg, the Deputy Prime Minister, and Iain Duncan Smith, the Work and Pensions Secretary, say that many hard-working families are seeing their aspirations for their children dashed because they cannot afford private education and lack the right connections.

Mr Clegg and Mr Duncan Smith pledge to open up the top universities and professions to those on moderate incomes, promising to deliver mobility for the middle, not just the bottom.

The Deputy Prime Minister told BBC Breakfast he wanted to end the culture of people given internships because of "who they know, rather than what they know".

The Liberal Democrats are putting their own internship system "on a much more transparent footing" so that young people have the same opportunities, he added.

He said: "All of them will have a fair chance of getting these internships, and it's not just because someone has met someone in the tennis club or the golf club, and they've had a whisper in their ear."

What we are seeing is the inevitable consequence of allowing people to run the country when after a privileged childhood they have gone from University straight into politics and thus are toitally lacking life experience. Idiots like Clegg and Cameron truly believe the politically correct claptrap spewed by their Marxist lectureres who had also only known the privileged life of those cocooned in academic faculties had something to do with reality.

Poverty is relative. We will never abolish it, nor will we rid the world of privilege, nepotism, bullying and greed. To an African or South East Asian child the poorest British kid has an embarrassment of riches by simply having enough to eat, clean water to drink and a safe bed to sleep in.

To the children of a family earing twice the average income in Britain, the offspring of an oil Sheik and unimaginably wealthy.

To talk about abolishing child poverty if as futile as trying to pass laws commanding a change in human nature. Ah but I nearly forgot, Cameron, Clegg and Co, along with Obama, Sarkozy, Merkel, Blair in his day and many others of this new elite are trying to do that as well.

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4 April 2011

GM Cows Cannot Give Human Breast Milk.

A story in yesterday's Sunday Telegraph outraged us all. Not because we are fanatically anti GM, not because we are medievalists or religious types but because of the sheer dishonesty if the 'science' community that is revealed once again. Scientists breed 300 genetically modified cows to give "human" milk. The Sunday Telegraph

scientists have successfully introduced human genes into 300 dairy cows to produce milk with the same properties as human breast milk.

Human milk contains high quantities of key nutrients that can help to boost the immune system of babies and reduce the risk of infections.

The scientists behind the research believe milk from herds of genetically modified cows could provide an alternative to human breast milk and formula milk for babies, which is often criticised as being an inferior substitute.

They hope genetically modified dairy products from herds of similar cows could be sold in supermarkets. The research has the backing of a major biotechnology company.

The work is likely to inflame opposition to GM foods. Critics of the technology and animal welfare groups reacted angrily to the research, questioning the safety of milk from genetically modified animals and its effect on the cattle's health.

Now I and my friends who contribute to The Daily Stirrer do not suggest there is any health risk here. Babycare companies have been modifying cows milk to make it good for human babies for many decades. There has been a lot of screaming from the rope sandal wearing fringes of the medical professions in recent years about mothers' breast milk being best but the studies supporting that used some, to say the least, questionable techniques to gather data in support of their claims.

Certainly no physical harm has come babies fed on 'formula' milk, dried enriched milk that is rehydrated and it is exteremely unlikely any would come to babies fed on the milk from cloned cows. But cows are never going to give us human milk, what these genetically modified cows will give us is modified cows milk. As ever when assessing another claim of a great scientific breakthrough which will facilitate the interference of scientists where it is not needed we mut ask as Marcus Tullius Cicero did 2000 years ago, "Cui Bono?" Who benefits, who gets rich from this

What must be questioned here is the determination once more of the scientists who want to play God, the neo nazi idiots who wish for the day when the young of every living creature are manufactured in the laboratory rather that by the tried and trusted methods that have served nature for millions of years.

We have no need of cloned cattle. Bulls and cows are perfectly capable of doing the job without interference from control freak scientists. We have no need of cloned humans and the best excuse for carrying on experiments in the genetic modification of human beings, to eliminate hereditary diseases and defects, while specifically a worthy aim, is just a thinly disguised excuse the resume the Nazi eugenics programme.

And apart from those argument which are rather sensationalised I admit but no more so than the unrealistically exaggerated claims of the science lobby, we are allowing these highly politicised, self serving, research grant phishing charlatans use our tax money to make a case for replacing a low cost, highly effective process with a high cost process that offers no tangible benefit to the wider community but only serves to swell the profits of biotech companies and expand the empires of a few biology academics.

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2 April 2011

Armed Forces Serving In Libya and Afghanistan Face Sack

by Ed Butt

Service personnel on acitve duty with the Army and Navy in Afghanistan and Libya will be informed by their commanding officers on Monday that they might possibly be among more than 2,000 people who will be made redundant in September. Those eligible for the redundancy programme which begins next week will include some soldiers presently completing tours in Afghanistan. Seamen aboard warships and submarines in the Mediterranean supporting operations in Libya will also be told they could well be included.

The prospect of making redundant people who are involved in current operations will be highly controversial and will be seized by the opposition as evidence ministers repeated promises to protect the front line are worthless. Although not certain that those deployed in the Mediterranean and Afghanistan will be sacked, commanders fear morale will be seriously harmed if front-line personnel are identified eligible for redundancy.

It is inevitable there will be discontent when you are making targeted sackings, said a Navy spokesman.

Armed Forces Serving In Libya and Afghanistan Face Sack
In view of the pressing need to reduce the military budget it is worrying to hear that another Islamist inspired uprising, this time in sub Saharan Africa is escalating into a full scale civil war.
Islamic discontent spreads to Ivory Coast
Rival forces in Ivory Coast are continuing their battle for power as it emerged that more than 800 people were killed this week in inter-ethnic violence in the town of Duekoue. Soldiers backing the country's UN-recognised president, Alassane Ouattara, clashed with forces loyal to the voted-out president, Laurent Gbagbo, in the country's main city and former capital, Abidjan.

As usual the lily libered bureaucrats of the United Nations and the U.S. State Department of the wimp and allegedly Muslim President, Barack Hussein Obama, have adopted a policy of appeasing the Muslim extremists.

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Hopes Of Recovery Raised By New Job Figures

by John de Roe

Stock Markets and business confidence in the USA received a boost yesterday when it was revealed employers in the private sector hired 230,000 people in March, building on the 240,000 staff taken on in February.

It was the best back-to-back growth in new hirings since early 2006 and proved enough to drive stock markets higher in London, Freankfurt and Paris as well as New York.

Unemployment has so far been the Achilles heel of the US recovery, but the latest figures suggest an upturn in a number of industries which are now are now hiring new staff. Jobs gains were recorded in services, retail, leisure and manufacturing. This pushed the unemployment level to a two-year low of 8.8pc, down from 8.9pc in February.

"Some time will have to pass before one can say a trend has truly developed," Kevin Logan, chief US economist at HSBC commented. He added there "are enough signs to suggest the labour market has reached a turning point and further improvements may continue." The news will be welcomed in the White House and on Wall Street as increases in food and petrol prices have begun to dampen hopes that US growth would show a significant improvement on last year's 2.9pc. The most recent public opinion surveys on consumer confidence which has been the key has been key to a revival in demestic spending, have shown growing concerns about inflation which is running well ahead of growth.

On the downside, as a result of the news Brent crude prices extended gains to $119 a barrel in post-settlement trading on Friday, after ending the day at its highest since August 2008.

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RECOMMENDED READING Muppet Science by James Delingpole, Daily Telegraph

Congratulations to Simon Singh. Not only is he Britains third most famous celebrity mathematician after Carol Vordermann and Johnny Ball but he is also, it seems, a supremely persuasive debater. His fluent performance in last weeks Spectator global warming debate was adjudged by both Andrew Neil and Spectator editor Fraser Nelson to be the best of the evening.


1 April 2011

Schools Failing To Promote Classics
Less than one in 100 teenagers who took the most popular English literature course and sat the A level examination last year chose to answer questions on novels published prior to 1900, says Michael Gove, Education Secretary in the Coalition government.

Only 1,236 out of 300,000 students read Pride and Prejudice, 285 studied Far From the Madding Crowd and just 187 completed Wuthering Heights as part of their course, he claims.

At the same time, more than 90 per cent of answers were based on the same three books Of Mice and Men, Lord of the Flies and To Kill a Mockingbird. How strange that although the political left denies having hijacked the education system in order to use it for the purpose of advancing an anti - western agenda heavy on civil rights so many pupils chose books that areapproved by the poeople who support that agenda. And how unsurprising that book predicting what life might be like in a dystopian soviety ruled by an oligarchic collectivist regime such as those described in Orwell's 1984, Huxley's Brave New World or Anthony Burgess' A Clockwork Orange made it onto the top choices list.

Writing in The Daily Telegraph today, Mr Gove says the finding underlines the extent to which Englands constricted and unreformed exam system fails to encourage young people to read.

He says Britain also has some of the best modern childrens writers in the world, including Philip Pullman, JK Rowling, Michael Morpurgo and Anthony Horowitz, but many young people are growing up in ignorance of their work having been taught that reading is 'uncool' and intelligence a social stigma.

Gove's remarks are inspired by the publication of a major international study in December showing that reading standards among British teenagers had slumped from 7th to 25th in a decade.

Were not picking up enough new books, not getting through the classics, not widening our horizons. In short, were just not reading enough, the Education Secretary says.

Mr Goves comments were made after a tour of independent charter schools in American last month.

He claims that a love of reading is promoted in many schools opened in tough inner-city areas, praising one that issued children with a challenge to read 50 books in a year.

But in a dig at the teaching establishment in England, Mr Gove says many children in Britain are held back by an anti-knowledge culture that prevents them from fullfilling their potential.

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Fear and Loathing On Lampadeusa
Over 6,000 refugees, mostly Tunisian migrants fleeing the troubles in North Africa have overun the Italian islan of Lampedusa in recent days, transforming the tiny Mediterranean island into a rubbish-strewn refugee camp.

Gathering arounf tiny fires or hunching beneath makeshift plastic shelters, the refugees are the start of what threatens to become a huge exodus of desperate and displaced people fleeing the turmoil sweeping the Arab nations of Mediterranean's southern coast..

"England, France, Belgium, Switzerland I don't care where I go as long as I can find work and earn money. I need to help my family because they don't have enough to eat," said Saber Khadraoui, 29, from Tunisia, as he bit into a bread roll. "I'll do anything I've worked as a painter, a plumber and a gardener."

He is just one of an estimated 18,000 Tunisians who have landed on the island since Tunisia's dictatorial president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was toppled from power by a popular revolt in mid-January.

An estimated 2,000 Eritreans, Ethiopians and Somalians have also arrived from Libya the first influx since the revolt against Col Muammar Gaddafi erupted last month presaging what the Italian government fears could be an exodus of "Biblical proportions" should the Gadaffi regime collapse. Gadaffi had welcomed migrant workers but sub Saharan Africans are intensely disliked by Arabs.

Lampedusa's inhabitants, who live closer to Africa than Italy, say the island's infrastructure is on the point of collapse. The sole refugee centre can only accommodate 850 people. Thousands of migrants have landed but simply been ignored by the authorities and left to fend for themselves.

The inevitable consequence of this is a breakdown in law and order.

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Britons Warned To Get Out Of Yemen. All British nationals have been urged to leave Yemen in the run-up to protests planned for Friday which could result in violent clashes.

The Foreign Office has advised travellers, "in light of the rapid deterioration in the security situation", people should get out of Yemen while commercial airlines were still flying.

A communique said it was highly unlikely the government would be able to evacuate British nationals in the event of a full scale insurrection.

The statement read: "In light of the rapid deterioration in the security situation in Yemen and likely protests on Friday 1 April which might result in violent clashes, we strongly urge all British nationals to leave the country now while commercial airlines are still flying.

"Given the situation on the ground, it is highly unlikely that the British government will be able to evacuate British nationals or provide consular assistance in the event of a further breakdown of law and order and increased violent civil disorder. British nationals should therefore plan accordingly.


And bearing in mind the date is April 1. Top story for the day must go to The Currant Bun: Planet of the Apps Not quite the same as gibving a million monkeys a million typewriters and expecting them to produce the woks of Shakespear, but Gorillas with iPads is a start.

Close behind is the BBC which announces the imminent launch of 3D Radio. Imagine that, The Archers in 3D. Or worse, Chris Moyles.

Royal Wedding goss in the Daily Mail (where else) which has a report on Kate Middleton shopping for baby clothes. Oh dear, has prince William been a careless boy?

Still on the subject of Weddings we learn from the Daily Telegraph that Labour's National Executive Committee have ordered party activists to celebrate the wedding of Ed Miliband and Justin Hawkins Jusine Thornton by putting out bunting and organising street parties.

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31 March 2011

The West Could Be Helping Al Qaeda

by Ed Butt
31 March 2011

The long reign of Colonel Gaddafi in Libyan staggers on. Fortunes of the rag tag army of rebels ebb and flow as the official army, loyal to Gadaffi, better trained and equipped than their opponents and able to choose their ground where they will stand and fight sure that their efforts will not be curtailed by western air strikes, easily push back every rush by those who would overthrow the Colonel. Many western leaders and opinion makers, foremost among them Barack Hussein Obama, the President who wants to make America the primary sponsor of terrorism, a title previously shared among the nations George W Bush dubbed The Axis of Evil, are calling for the West to arm the opposition forces.

Fortunately US intelligence agencies are on their closet Trotskyist President's case. Intelligence reports have picked up "flickers" of an al-Qaeda presence among the rebels and this has set off a fierce debate between the Obama administration's terrorist tendency and it's saner member such as Hilary Clinton, backed by The Pentagon and finding support among the wider coalition. With the prominence of the Muslim Brotherhood becoming more and more obvious in Egypt and the emergence of leaders in Tunisia who are self confessed Al Qaeda sympathisers and may well be activists, with Al Qaeda heavily involved in Yemen, the Gulf States and Saudi Arabia there is a very obvious risk that giving the rebels weapons may help the enemies of the West.

Part of the problem in Libya, according to a senior US intelligence official, is that the American government is largely flying blind when it comes to the exact make-up of rebel forces. So how legitimate are the worries about al-Qaeda opportunistically inserting itself into the civil war?

Barack Husein Obama, the man with no past, may be happy to deliver to the west's deadly enemies a handy operations base on the Mediterranean from with they can attack Europe but should our elected leaders allow themselves to be swayed by the voices of the Politically Correct Thought Police.

Much of the concern about the nature of the Libyan rebellion centres on the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), a jihadist organisation founded in the mid-1990s that has waged a low-level guerrilla war against Gaddafi's regime in the years from 1995 to 2006. The LIGF publicly rejected al-Qaeda's ideology and entered into a ceasefire with the government, as a result of which 700 militants have been released from jail over the past four years.

Many of these terrorists have now joined up with the rebels, therefore we know Islamist militants make up a proportion of their forces and being trained and experienced are probably among the leaders. Noman Benotman, a former LIFG leader based in London justifyably asserts that the LIFG "never carried out attacks against the West nor against civilians", suggesting that its members are more interested in regime change in their own country than a global jihad.

The fact that al-Qaeda's overall number three is a Libyan must be set against this. Abu Yahya al-Libi, who has recently appeared on a half-hour videotape on jihadist forums claiming that the West has been supporting Arab dictators for decades and encouraging his countrymen to take up arms against Gaddafi. A cache of al-Qaeda documents recovered in Iraq in 2007, contained information about some 700 foreign fighters, many of whom had volunteered to be suicide bombers. Around 20 per cent were from Libya, one of the smaller Arab countries in terms of population, and of these a majority were from around Benghazi and the east of the country, the centre of the opposition to Gaddafi.

Muammar Gadaffi is a very unpleasant character to be sure, in fact the extent to which Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and other senior figures in the Labour government with probably do irreparable harm to the party, but no matter how repugnant we find Gadaffi's regime it would be insane to contribute to its replacement with something worse as well as a total violation of the United Nations charter which states that any intervention in the domestic affairs of a sovereign state is unacceptable.

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Crying Before They're Hurt


by John de Roe

A campaign was launched yesterday to derail the Coalition government's efforts to cut the crippling public sector deficit by reducing government spending. The arts community of freeloaders, tax eater and grant bludgers has reacted with predictable angst to some not unreasonable proposals to reduce the grants of some organisations that have a track record of failing (or not even trying to put bums on seats, eyes on paintings and money in the till. Adversity makes strange bedfellows and among those getting into bed with Tracy Emin, Damien Hirst, the Royal Ballet and English National Opera folk is Her Majestys Chief Inspector of Constabulary, Sir Denis OConnor. H.M. Top Cop warned that the police will have a lot of difficulty finding the savings required without affecting front-line services like handing our speeding tickets or fining people for smoking in pubs.

Neither makes a persuasive case against the cuts.

For the left, arts spending is a totem, symbolic of just how civilised a nation we are. The Arts Council's grant-in-aid budget is actually being reduced between now and 2015 by 14.9 per cent, which works out at less than 4 per cent per year. These figures say we might be heading back towards barbarism. The arty farty brigade do not live on Planet Reality of course. A walk round the centre of any industrial town at around throwing out time on a Friday or Saturday night would convince anyone with eyes and ears we stopped being civilised a long time ago if we ever were. Some of the pain for the arts is eased by a significant increase in Lottery funding. On top of that the process of making the required savings has led to a change in the way the council hands out taxpayers money. For the first time in its 65-year history, there was an open application process, with each organisation required to submit a bid explaining why it deserved public funding. This is a much better way than decisions being made behind closed doors by members of a self styled academic elite.

For the police, Sir Deniss proposals claimed that savings of 20 per cent over four years will be difficult to secure without hitting front-line services. He then demolished his own case by admitting that a third of all police officers have no front-line role at all. The polices special pleading was also undermined by the results of a Freedom of Information request to Surrey Constabulary, which revealed that it spends more than 2 million a year on fuel for its officers personal use. It is hard to believe Surrey is unique in the way it spends public money, so Sir Deniss whines should perhaps be treated with the same respect as a Labour MP's expenses claim.

Shroud-waving is part of every public expenditure review, as is the relish in reporting it of the Left-wing press, and the BBC, which has surrendered its right to be described as an unbiased news source. It is important however for some of the myths surrounding what are routinely described as the deepest spending cuts since the war to be debunked. The figures tell a different story. According to the Treasury Red Book, total managed expenditure this year is 694 billion; that will rise every year until 2015/16, when it will hit 763 billion 69 billion more than today. Over the same period, net public sector debt will climb from 875 billion to almost 1.3 trillion. It is worth bearing those figures in mind in the months ahead, as the protests from the vested interests grow ever louder.

The public secor is a bottomless pit into which those who eat from the public sector table expect the taxpayers to pour money. One would hope someone in a freespending sector of 'The Arts' would have the nous to provide us with some entertainment by employing a couple of well muscled guys in studded leather jock straps and gimp masks to shovel money into the pit while a couple of nubile dominatrices in fetish gear whipped and goaded them. We deserve something for our money.

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30 March 2011
Hope you did not miss us too much yesterday. The biggest news story that has not been reported and commented to death was about a house in Swansea that looks like Hitler. No doubt there is a lot of bad news being buried inder the nuclear fallout and the conflict in Libya.

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Shortly after the Hyde Park riots of 1867, Matthew Arnold, writing in his book Culture and Anarchy quoted his father's solution to rioting: The old Roman way of dealing with that is always the right one: flog the rank and file, and fling the ringleaders from the Tarpeian Rock. Dr Arnold always liked to show off his classical education, but the author of Tom Brown's school days was a liberal through and through that he was, he may have approved of such punishments for persistent troublemakers but he would have deplored the government that had allowed such a state of affairs as that which prompted the riots to come about.

The protesters then were mostly literate members of the lower-middle or working classes who understood the political system and demanded the right to be part of it. At the time the right to vote extended only to people who owned property. Lord Derby, the prime minister, was so frightened by the impassioned fervour of the rioters he pushed through a Reform Act shortly afterwards.

We have a long tradition of rioting in the cause of fairness that we have become tolerant of it in support of self interest. When Wat Tyler led the Peasant's revolt in the fourteenth century there is no doubt his cause was just. Tyler and his followers took up their pitchforks and cudgels to protest against the Poll Tax, a pernicious measure that put a tax simply on being alive and the Statute of Labourers, a law that controlled workmen's wages, holding down earnings to subsistence level.

By the time of the Hyde Park riots denying people the vote was intolerable in a nation that pretended to be a democracy.

There are no such injustices to explain the behaviour of the rent - a - mob types who occupied and trashed Fortnum & Masons grocery store (even if it is where The Queen and other post people get their goodies), attacked the Ritz Hotel and smashed shop windows in London's Piccadilly last Saturday? What was the extent of their oppression, the denial of their civil liberties, that caused them to launch such an assault on private property?

In truth, as we know, it was not much at all. These people are not denied the right to participate in society. They are not denied the vote. They are entitled to the full largesse of the welfare state, and many of them drink deeply of it on a very regular basis, not having to bear the encumbrance of holding down a job. The rioters just do not like the coalition Government and are not prepared to accept that the incompetent, politically correct, civil rights obsessed, spendthrift Labour Party are not in charge any more. The rioters, and the peaceful majority of protesters cannot bring themselves to accept the majority opinion of our society, as democratically expressed at the ballot box last May.

The true protest then was about the Liberal Democrats accepting the power sharing offer from David Cameron rather than propping up the discredited and loathed Labour government. What the protesters overlook about that is ALL the smaller parties combined, the Liberal Democrats, Scottish and Welsh Nationalists, Irih Republicans, Ulster Unionists, Independents and the sole Green would all have had to support Labour to have a majority of one over the conservatives. Now the Ulster Unionists and Irish Republicans are not likely to serve in the same coalition and the three Irish Republicans never attend the British Parliament anyway. So there is no way Labour could have continued in power.

The people say they are protesting against the pernicious cuts being imposed by the government coalition made up of Conservatives and Liberal Democrats, cuts to front line services in health, social care, policing, education and waste management the left claim will cost lives. Let's get it right however, the coalition has asked for saving to be made on the bloated public sector budget. It is the largely Labour controlled borough and county authorities that have chosen to cut front line services and preserved unnecessary strata of management and administrative jobs.

When Labour were booted out of office the country was on the brink of having to call in the International Monetary Fund and seek a bailout of the kind recently given to Ireland, Greece and now Portugal. The austerity measures imposed by such a bail out would have been far more ruthless than those imposed by the coalition's finance team. Only the arrival of the new government and their immediate action to reduce the deficit persuaded Britain's creditors to extend the credit a little longer.

The lefties who turned out to protest peacefully and those who turned out to unleash a Tsunami of destruction on London's most upmarket shopping streets seem to overlook the fact that it was the party they want to put back in power that created this financial debacle. The support of their new leader 'Red Ed' Miliband for the protests and the associated criminal acts only serves to underline what the sane majority knew, that Labour are unfit for power.

The rioters dignify themselves with the term anarchists. This is an abuse of what in more enlightened times has been a noble philosophy. They are in truth nothing but criminals bullies and thugs.

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Obama Wants To Arm Rebels
An international coalition piled pressure on Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to quit, resolving to continue military action against his forces until he complies with a U.N. resolution to protect civilians.

Meanwhile as we reported last week seditionist, terrorist - loving, racist, anti - American, Trotskyite closet Muzza in The White House is seeking to exploit a loophole in the UN resolution authorising the imposition of the no - fly zone over Libya in order to supply the rebels with American armaments. Sad to say the British government has supported this.

The purpose of the no fly zone was to prevent Colonel Gaddafi's air force from using air strikes slaughter rebels trying to overthrow the tyrant's regime. Stupid Obie, a man hailed by his supporters for his great intellect but whose political acts reveal the same level of intelligence as one would expect from a housebrick, did not seem to understand the simple fact that Libya's well trained and equipped army were going to slaughter the rebels armed with automatic rifles and a few items of light artillery bolted to Nissan and Toyota pick up trucks, in a land battle.

If the objective of our intervention was to save lives would it not have been better to let Gadaffi crush the rebellion before it got started properly? If as seems much more likely knowing Obama's world domination freak tendencies, it was primarily to effect regime change then as everyone knew before the no fly zone was imposed that the rebels were Al Qaeda led, precisely what do we hope to achieve by putting an anti - Western Islamist regime in power in Tripoli. The likelyhood is they will be no less nasty than Gadaffi but much less friendly to western interests. Either way, for the western alliance to start taking sides in civil wars sets a very dangerous precedent.

So that makes Obama a cupid stunt. Unless of course he is what his supporters have always denied he is; a seditionist, terrorist - loving, racist, anti - American, Trotskyite closet Muzza.

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23 March 2011
We are not reporting the budget today because there will be saturation reporting elsewhere. Try these links
There is a contrarian look at the looming energy crisis below however.

We are not reporting the budget today because there will be saturation reporting elsewhere. Try these links
Surprise Tax Cuts To Help The Economy
Osborne Budget Courts Sqwueezed Middle

A Global Energy War
Heres an worrying graph to think about.
energy demand chart
Those nice peolpe at HSBC have worked out what would happen to energy consumption by 2050 given moderate economic growth and assuming no constraint on supplies, or that humans carry on using energy in the spendthrift way we do at the moment.

As you can see, demand in China, India and other emerging economies soars, but there is also considerable growth from advanced nations too. The big picture is that with an additional one billion cars on the road, demand for oil would grow over 100pc to almost 200 million barrels per day. Global demand for energy would rise by a similar ratio, doubling the amount of carbon in the atmosphere to more than three and a half times the amount climate change scientists think would keep temperatures at safe levels.

It scarcely needs saying that regardless of the environmental consequences, energy industries would be unable to meet demand. We may or may not already be perilously close to peak oil as the point at which the difficulty of extracting oil becomes the contstraint on supplies but nobody believes the industry could produce double what it does at the moment, however clever it becomes in tapping previously uncommercial or inaccessible reserves. Also when peak oil occurs debends on whether you believe the oil producing nations who say there is plenty because it is in their interests to discourage development of replacements, or geologists working for exploration firms many of whom say there is less that we have been told.

If something cant happen, then it wont, so is all that forecast growth in the developing world just a question of wishful thinking that will soon be dashed by the constraints of finite energy? Not necessarily, says the HSBC team. The world can still supply a high growth maket, but only if there is a collective change in behaviour, including much greater energy efficiency, a big change in the energy mix, and urgent development of realistic new technologies such as tidal, marine current or run of river generating schemes.

The world looks to the the USA where per capita use of oil is far higher than anywhere else in the world. If this consumption were reduced to European levels, (perfectly possible without damage to living standards), it would remove a demand source equal to Saudi Arabias entire current output of oil.

It ought then to be possible to accommodate the rise of China and other emerging markets without exhausting resources. But its going to require massive collective will, and that requires a type of leadership US voters and others around the world have been unwilling to contemplate in the past few decades. The next President would have to be charismatic enough to convince Americans the sacrifices are worth making and have enough nous to tell the crackpot scientists where to shove their crazy schemes.

Rising energy prices will naturally lead to greater efficiency and slower growth in use, but it may well require something altogether more traumatic to bring nations to their senses and galvanise the necessary collective change in behaviour. The first step is to focus attention on the real problem by sidelining the pusillanimous poltroons whose irrational fear of carbon dioxide is diverting effort from the real problems We are approaching an era when energy will have to be rationed. This can either be done in a peaceful manner, or we can carry on as we are, in which case it is all too likely to end up being resolved by conflict.

Bank of England Still Cool On Raising Interest Rates
Bank of England policymakers voted 6 to 3 in favour of keeping rates on hold at a record low of 0.5% this month, minutes of March's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting show.

Hawks Spencer Dale, Martin Weale and Andrew Sentance were unable to win other members over to their side.There have been some calls for a rise with the Consumer Prices Index showing an annual rate of 4.4% in February. And the Bank has now warned that inflation could now exceed 5%

The borrow and spend merchants still have the upper hand then. Wave goodbye to your savings and pensions.

Tories Pose With Golliwogs Two prospective Tory councillors quit the party after posting a picture of themselves posing with golliwog toy on Facebook to "provoke a political correctness debate". Bill and Star Etheridge, a married couple from Dudley, West Midlands, resigned after they were suspended following a complaint about the picture, which the Tories said "might bring the party into disrepute". The couple, who are members of the Campaign Against Political Correctness, claim to have posted the picture to promote a "healthy debate". Mr Etheridge, 41, said: "We both thought that the Conservative Party would have had bigger issues to be worrying about at the moment. I think it's much better to discuss and debate issues of political correctness like golliwogs than to let them fester." Mr Etheridge has since joined the United Kingdom Independence Party, and will stand against the Tories in the May council elections *********************************** Fear and Panic Goes Nuclear
The response to the ongoing problems at the Fukushima nuclear reactor in Japan confirms that catastrophists have colonised the debate about nuclear power. Both those who oppose nuclear and those who support it are driven more by an irrational politics of panic than by anything resembling a cool, human-centred commitment to progress. On one side,

There Is No Official Inflation Rate
In December we had the wrong type of snow. Now it's the wrong type of inflation, with the chancellor blaming bad borrowing figures on the type of price rises now hitting the UK economy. For consumers that all raises a basic question: what does it mean to say there's more than one type of inflation, and is this type good or a bad for my household bills? The answer depends on your income. Let's start with the headline inflation story. CPI inflation rose from 4% in January to 4.4% in February. That means prices have now been rising at more than one percentage point above the government's official target of 2% for 15 consecutive months. For policymakers it all feels like a rather tight squeeze. At one level, the combination of weak growth and above-target inflation presents the Bank of England's monetary policy committeewith an increasingly unenviable interest rate conundrum; at another, the current price rises increase the costs associated with pension and benefit up-rating and make spending cuts even deeper in real terms.

Also have a look at this analysis of the nuclear power scare in Japan, written by Xavier Connolly.
The Nuclear Accident And The Elimination Of Risk
In the wake of the world's worst nuclear accident at Fukushima, Japan; the pusillanimous poltroons of the international fear and panic industry, aka the green movement and the progressive left, are once again demanding that all risk nbe elimiated from human life. And if that means no nuclear electricity, no energy from oil or coal and no light when the sun doesn't shine or the wind doesn't blow - well they haven't though thst through yet.


22 March 2011
The failings of education, thoughts on world water day and the multipe environmental crises that are disrupting the world and an analysis of the lastest leap in the rate of inflation today. [an error occurred while processing this directive]

21 March 2011
Libya dominates our news today. The Nuclear crisis in Japan is still dominating the mainstream media but The Daily Stirrer focuses on the things most likely to affect our readers lives. And an oil crisis, which looks increasingly likely as the unrest in the Arab world look set to spread to Saudi Arabia, will hit us a lot harder than a reactor core meltdown in Japan.

Gadaffi Compound Hit By Air Strike - The Daily Telegraph

Gadsaffi Not The Main Target Say Military Chiefs - The Guardian

Crude Oil Prices Leap After Libya Air Strikes
Oil prices rose sharply on when msarkets in the west opened on Monday morning. Air strikes on Colonel Gaddafi's military sites in Libya and news of increasing unrest from Bahrain and Saudi Arabia have increased fears of a supply disruption.

Brent crude futures for May delivery leapt $2.21 to $116.14 at noon as Gadaffi vowed to repel attacks of the UN-mandated coalition which has been using missiles and warplanes against military installations. The Libyan leader responded by threatening: We will not leave our oil to America or France or Britain or the enemy Christian states. We will fight for every inch of our land and liberate every inch of it. His words were interpreted as a threat that Libyan forces may sabotage oil wells and strorage facilities. Some traders worry that if facing defeat, Gaddafi might lash out in a last stand that disrupts regional tanker traffic in and out of Libya's oil ports.

The Markets have also been concerned that a crackdown on Shi'ite protesters in Bahrain by the nation's Sunni rulers could trigger sectarian violence in major oil producing areas of Saudi Arabia and Iran as tensions between Sunni and Shiite Muslims increase.

Iran, a non-Arab state with a Shi'ite theocracy in power has attacked the use of violence in Bahrain, where Sunni-controlled Saudi Arabia has sent troops to help crush protests among the Shi'ite minority.

Bahrain is less than 100 kms distant from the main centre of the Saudi oil industry at Dhahran. This region on the Saudi Gulf coast includes the world's largest oil fields, oil terminals and refineries. If it all kicks off there petrol prices at the pump will be a minor problem for the west compared to the impact on commerce and industry.

"The demonstrations in Bahrain are a potential threat to Saudi Arabia," said Thorbjorn Bak Jensen, oil market analyst at Global Risk Management. The deteriorating situation in North Africa and the Middle East prompted investment bank UBS to increase its Brent crude forecast for this year and next.

Saudi Intervention In Bahrain Will Fuel Sectarianism

Obama's Failure; Of Leadership, Humanity And Americanness.

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First Libya. next Syrian then The World for The Emperor Obama?
Led by The All Conquering Emperor Obama, jingoistic calls for military invervention are gaining volume if not support. Well OK we know the great peacemaker hopes a middle east war will save his Presidency as Iraq saved Bush's but just as more than half of Libyans supported Gadaffi so, according to polls conducted by western firms, more than half of all Syrians support Assad. The only justification for war then is Obama's need to inflate his ego.

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Flight Tax Increase Ditched
Chancellor George Osborne has abandoned plans to increase air passenger duty in this week's Budget .

The Chancellor will announce that the measure could save families up to 40 when they fly on a holiday. Under plans introduced by the Labour government the Treasury was to bring in the tax increase next month.

Airlines and passenger groups welcomed the news at a time when spiralling oil prices are putting a huge strain on finances and the effects of global economic instability are hitting both business and leisure travel.

Under the Labour plans a family of four would have faced a 351.90 tax on a long-haul holiday, an increase of 11.90.

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18 March 2011

Japanese Crisis Causes Panic In Financial Markets
The US, Europe, Japan and the UK are jointly intervening in currency markets for the first time since 2000, on fears a crippled Japanese economy, on top of the political upheaval in the Middle East, could combine to derail the global recovery.

The news of the intervention came very early this morning after a hastily assembled telephone conference of finance ministers and central bankers from the Group of Seven Industralised nations. Currency traders in Tokyo and Singapore immediately began selling yen, which had surged to a record high against the dollar in the days after the earthquake. The dollar rose to 81.82 yen after the intervention announcement. It had traded at 78.97 yen on Thursday afternoon after earlier hitting 76.53 yen an all time low for the dollar and a record high for the yen. Britain said on Friday that the Bank of England had been selling yen as part of the co-ordinated G7 action. Given the importance of major exporters such as Sony, Honda and Toyota to the Japanese economy, there was a concern that a stronger currency will inflict yet more damage on the country's economy. The Nikkei 225 took comfort from the decision, rising 2.7pc, in a moved mirrored across Asian stock markets and in London where the FTSE 100 opened up 0.5pc. Oil Price Jumps As Military Intervention In Libya Looms
Oil prices have jumped on fears that escalating tensions in the Middle East could hit supplies as Western forces prepared to bomb the Libyan regime after the UN backed international military action.

The threads in the international crisis are starting to join together.

Gadaffi warns he will attack civil airliners

UN approves no fly zone


17 March 2011

The Japanese nuclear meltdown continues to push all other news to one side. We have not even seen much written about the most recent rise in unemployment. The escalating Libyan Civil War and brewing croses elsewhere are all pointing to a very rough time ahead over the next few months. We already face an oil price shock, nuclear power having breifly looked like a contender again is now tetering on the edge of the abyss one more while wind and solar continue to surprise us only by being even less practical that even the most sceptical voices predicted.

There is one bright not however. Development of tidal and marine current generating schemes are living up to their promise and developments are forging ahead.

World Energy Crunch As Oil And Nuclear Go Into Crisis

The worsening crisis for global energy supplies could hardly have come at a worse moment. The epicentre of the world's oil supply is disturbingly close to its insurrection as civil conflict spreads throughout the Gulf States and around the Arab nations thet border the eastern Mediterranea.

Nuclear Power had begun to look like a realistic prospect again as sustainables like wind and solar were found wanting but now the nuclear industry faces an existential crisis due to the idiocy of the Japanese engineeers and scientists who approved the building of the nation's biggest nuclear plant close to a highly unstable geological fault.

Nuclear is still the most realistic option for meeting a developed nation's enormous appetite for energy but will face hysterical opposition from the pusillanimous poltroons who manufactured so much fear and panic about carbon driven global warming. Libya's civil war has reduced the global supply of crude oil by 1 million barrels per day (bpd), eroding Opec's spare capacity to a wafer-thin margin of 2m bpd, if Goldman Sachs figures can be believed. Events in the Gulf have taken on an even worse aspect after Saudi Arabia sent military forces into Bahrain to help the Sunni monarchy suppress the rebellion of largely Shi'ite dissenters, risking a showdown with the other contender for the title Arab regional superpower Iran. Russia's finance minister Alexei Kudrin warned on Wednesday that the coincidence of events in Japan and the Middle East could push the price of oil in the spot markets to $200 a barrelwhich would snuff out global recovery. While there has been no reduction in oil output from the Gulf so far, the crackdown on protesters in Manama on Wednesday left four people dead and risks inflaming the volatile sectarian politics of the region. The assault on of protesters at the Pearl roundabout had echoes of China's Tiananmen massacre. The risk group Exclusive Analysis said such heavy-handed methods may give Iran an excuse to launch a proxy war by arming insurgents. Since the theocratic revolution of 1979 ousted The Shah there had been little love lot between Saudi Arabia and its predominantly Shi'ite neighbour across the water. The trouble in Bahrain could rapidly cross the border, fuelling Shia resentment of the Sunni supremacy in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province. Any threat to Saudi control over the 5m bpd Ghawar oil field nearby would really see big trouble kicking off. Oil prices have fallen from a peak of almost $120 a barrel over recent days but it may not be long before the effect of the nuclear crisis in Japan and Germany's decision to shut down seven of its oldest reactors starts to spill over into oil and gas markets. The shutdown of 11 reactors in Japan has cut 10 gigawatts (GW) of power, forcing the country to seek supplies of other fuels to keep its economy going. "We think they will need an extra 200,000 bpd of fuel oil and light crude, as well liquefied natural gas," said Eduardo Lopez from the International Energy Agency. The Fukushima reactors are write-offs. Japan's local authorities are unlikely to permit other reactors to reopen for a long time. The closure of seven German pre-1980 reactors will cut energy supply by a further 6.2 GW, according to Daniel Brebner at Deutsche Bank. Where Japan goes from here is anybody's guess. Germany will have to cover its shortfall by importing more gas and thermal coal, playing havoc with CO2 greenhouse targets and ausing another rift in the European Union.. Radiation Fears Spread Across Asia
Japan Begins Water Drop To Cool Stricken Reactor
World's Largest Tidal Turbine System For Scotland

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Oil Shale Salvation
Recent discoveries of huge gas and oil bearing shale deposits in the USA, CAnada, Russia and under Britain's territorial waters as well as off the Falkland Islands and in the Antarctic are raising false hope of an early end to the energy crisis and food price inflation. What is the reality of these new oil and gas reserves, do they really offer the economies of the developed world salvation and a return to business as usual.

Coal Fired Power Stations Win ReprieveIn what looks like a u-turn on green energy policy the coalition government have abandoned plans to support and subsidiese operators of sustainable energy generating plants. While environment activists and green campaigners are calling this a betrayal the case may well be that in the harsh reality of governing claims made by green energy firms look totally unrealistic ...
How Our Creature Comforts Are Baking The World
As the arguments rage on between the Climate Science Wankers lobby and the sceptis, realists and out and out deniers we observe that still nobody who gets media coverage, nobody who is talking sense about climate chaos, carbon based fuels, deforestation or over population is really being heard. Quite simply there are too many of us and we want too much. Who needs science or politics to understand that?

The Futility Of Wind Farms.In some ways the Conservative / Liberal Democrat coalition has made quite a good start in government. One area they are set to fail badly however is energy. Driven by politically correct thinking the coalition are set to follow Labour down the road that goes through wind power and eventually leads nowhere. Wind turbines look fine on paper. If they generate at their optimum output for 365 days a year the contribution to energy needs looks like a viable business proposition. The problem is due to the limitations of the technology and the vagaries of the weather wind farms are doing well if they operate at a quarter of their potential output.
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Germany's Wind Farm Policy Looks Like Hot Air
The promise was clear and the path leading to an ambitious goal well defined. The German power industry planned to install wind turbines with a capacity of about 10 gigawatts off Germany's North and Baltic Sea coasts by 2020 [ ... ] This is three times as much as the price of electricity on spot markets, and more than twice as much as the operators of windfarms on land receive for .


UKIP Man Confronts EU Leaders On Libya
There was a delicious moment in the chamber just now. Herman Van Rompuy made a sonorous statement to the effect that Muammar Gaddafi was a frightful chap who really ought to stand down. Then Nigel Farage stood up and brandished an excruciating photograph, taken as recently as four months ago, of the two unelected leaders


Why Are We Still Obsessed With The Third Reich by Guy Walters

Its long been a truism of publishing that putting a swastika on the front of a book will guarantee healthy sales. (Yes, yes, or indeed a healthy readership for a blog post.) I have direct experience of this, as most of the books I write feature swastikas, or eagles, or similar pieces of Third Reich


Jobs Are Not Enough - Quality Of Work Counts Too
The coalition's emphasis on 'creating jobs' fails to take into account whether they will actually improve quality of life says another leftie trying to blame the Coalition for the fact that Labour destroyed millions of real jobs and replace them with candy - floss jobs in the public sector or work involving telephone sales cold - calling...

Once again we see the terrible price that must be paid for trying to make humanity redundant.

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16 March 2011

Once again the news is dominated by the unfolding nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima Nuclear Power complex in Japan. The site withstood last week's earthquake but the power supply from Japan's national electricity grid was knocked out thus the electricity needed to drive the reactors' essential cooling systems was no available.

Water in the cooling system began to become superheated and under extreme pressure a reaction with zirconium present in the reactor core walls caused the water to separate into oxygen and hydrogen.

For reasons as yet unclear no backup power supply was available to run the cooling systems.

As the greens and Warmageddonists are citing this as a reason we should abandon plans to build new nuclear power stations I have to say, speaking from personal experience of working on computer systems for the nuclear industry that no British nuclear installations lack this essential component.

Midsomer Murdered by Multiculturalist Lefties

The liberal social engineers who run the media in this country had a fit when they read in their Radio Times this week that a little corner of popular culture has been secretly defying their diktats. The culprit: Midsomer Murders, the ITV detective drama loved by six million viewers (including David Cameron). The crime: for 14 years the programme has used an all-white cast to portray an all-white English village. In his defence, Brian True-May, the creator of Midsomer Murders now suspended, needless to say argued that the series depicts English village life as it is, rather than it ought to be. But in an industry that jealously guards its right-on image, this is tantamount to sticking two fingers up at the bosses. True-May doesnt seem to understand that it is up to the media to create a version of rural life that matches their worldview. Television producers act like the West London councillors who in the 70s forcibly relocated ethnic minorities to the council estate in ...

Hard Times For Publishers As EU Sides With Amazon
On Tuesday 1 March, several publishing offices in Europe were raided by inspectors from the European Commission. "They burst in like cowboys" said Francis Esmnard, the president of French publisher Albin Michel, to journalists at 01net, even if "they were only going to find legal contracts". Elsewhere, they seized smart phones and ...

15 March 2011

Foreign news fills the press, radio and television again today with the earthquake / tsunami catastrophe in Japan and the civil war in Libya heading most news programmes and poublications.

The situation in Japan lookes increasingly desperate. With the east coast of the main island devastated by earthquake and tsunami the situation in the country's biggest nuclear power plant continues to deteriorate. Due to power for the reactor cores' cooling systems being knocked out by the quake and there being no backup power system available the reactors have overheated and there have been explosions.

Now there is a major risk of high level radiation and nuclear waste contaminating the surrounding area.

from The Daily Telegraph: Japan Nuclear Crisis: Radiation Reaches Harmful Levels
The hotel's fire alarm went off. A receptionist banged on my door. "Very sorry," he said. "You have to leave now. There is an emergency. You have to leave right now."

At the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, the problems for engineers fighting to prevent a serious meltdown had just doubled and, by the end of the day, were set to treble. A huge explosion had taken place at a second reactor, two days after the first one set the whole country on edge. A third reactor appeared to be heading the same way, with its cooling system failing and its nuclear fuel rods partly exposed.

The pusillanimous poltroons of the global warming industry, having lost the argument on caron driven global warming, have leaped on this and claimed it proves we are mad to ignore the scientists and press ahead with new nuclear plants. They claim the only way forward is to cover the landscape in windmills and mirrors so we can all sit in the dark, shivering as we eat cold beans or rice pudding from the can when night falls and the wind does not blow.

In fact the nuclear aspect of the disaster in Japan shows the folly of listening to scientists. Only an idiot would recommend building a nuclear power station so close to a highly unstable fault line.

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Libya Crisis Deepens

After the initial successes of the rebels the advantage seems to be swinging back towards the tyrant Gadaffi as he orders the army and air force to attack his people.

Meanwhile as European leaders push for intervention on humanitarian grounds, the third world dominatred United Nations appear to have washed their hands of the problem and the Poseur - in Chief, Barack Obama sits in the White House 'sipping on a slurpee' to borrow his own phrasebused to escribe useless fuckers who when faced with a crisis pretend its nothing to do with them..

Keep up to date with events in Libya by following either of those links.

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The Internet Is So Over
Oliver Burkeman went to Texas to the South by Southwest festival of film, music and technology, in search of the next big idea. After three days he found it: the boundary between 'real life' and 'online' has disappeared

This is a truly frightening article. Although it does not discuss how we are being enslaved by technology it does show this is happening as the line between reality and the virtual reality of the internet become increasingly blurred.

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We are always as dubious about archaeologists claims to have found 'proof' of ancient legends as we are about scientists claims to have made world changing advances. Archaeology is a science of course and it seems the practicioners are as prone to hysterial as physicists or medical researchers.

Atlantis Found In The Spanish Wetlands
The film, Finding Atlantis, was screened by the National Geographic Channel in the US on Sunday and fronted by Professor Richard Freund, from Hartford University in Connecticut.

Professor Freund explained how he led a pursuit to find the lost civilisation, believed by many to be an ancient Greek myth, by using deep-ground radar, digital mapping and satellite imagery.

"I think we found the best candidate for what was the beginnings of civilisation ... one of the largest and most ancient cities at the bottom of a huge marsh."

He contends that Atlantis, described by Plato in 360BC, in Spain's Donaa National Park, north of Cadiz, and was wiped out by a giant tsunami. Plato wrote it had been destroyed by a natural disaster in 9,000BC.

The Dalily Stirrer brings you this story to show once more the folly of listening to scientists. Forget their spurious claims to be open minded folk engaged in an everlasting quest for the truth. In reality they are shallow, prone to hysterian, zealots in defending their quasi - religious discipline and engageed in an everlasting phishing expedition for research grants.

Well if you can persuade government ministers and corporate PR managers to fund a life of intellectual wanking it beats doing a proper job I suppose.

There is absolutely no evidence that the neolithic settlement is anything to do with the legend of Atlantis. All the Atlantean myths and legends relate to an island continent, not a syone age settlement in the middle of a pissant swamp.

I hope there is no suggestion that the EU should fund this ridiculous project. North European taxpayers have enough ontheir plated bailing out the PIIGS and other basket case economies.

Guess Which Policy The IMF Will Go For
conference exposes a clear choice: who pays for this crisis workers by unemployment or banks through inflation? The IMF is still promoting the policy of 'internal devaluation' for troubled economies like Ireland, Portugal, Greece and Spain.

Germany In Headless Chicken Mode About Japan Nulclear Crisis.

By David Hughes, The Daily Telegraph
Want to know what a headless chicken looks like? This snap has just dropped on the BBC: Germanys Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle says that what we are witnessing in Japan is an apocalypse. He says the international community must do everything it can to help Japan and adds it may shift Europes approach to nuclear power:

Midsome Race Crimes Cristina Odone, Daily Telegraph
The liberal social engineers who run the media in this country had a fit when they read in their Radio Times this week that a little corner of popular culture has been secretly defying their diktats. The culprit: Midsomer Murders, the ITV detective drama loved by six million viewers (including David Cameron). The crime: for
also English Villages Not Racist

Uganda's Disease Hit Banana Crop Will Not Be Saved By GM Science
Your report states: "A plant disease has led to devastating crop losses. GM could be the only answer" (A nation's staple is under threat but can science save Uganda's bananas?, 9 March). Readers with long memories will recall that the promise of the GM industry to save banana crops has been around for ages (at least since 2001), without any evidence to back it up so far. Despite vast amounts of time and money put into research, and PR invested in its promotion, GM has failed to deliver ...

Compound interest could double cost of student loans
By Ian Cowie, The Daily Telegraph
Compound interest may mean graduates who fail to repay Student Loans Company (SLC) debts promptly could end up paying twice as much as they orginally borrowed, accountants calculate. Even on the easy terms offered by the SLC, interest which is allowed to accumulate on interest over long periods of time can produce startling effects. Graduates who

14 March 2011

Stories today on European sovereignty in the wake of the Euro crisis and some views on the Japanese earthquake and attempts by the Warmageddonist cult to try to blame it on climate change. At home, where we hope to be spared the worst of the fallout from the collapse of the single currency, we look at the Liberal Democrats rebellion on the planned reforms in the NHS.

Germany Forces Sovereignty Concessions From Small States To Save The Euro The Iron Chancellor of Germany could not have been clearer. Whoever wants credit must fulfill our conditions. These conditions are capitulation by three vulnerable states on core policies, and partial loss of sovereignty for the rest of the eurozone. The move represents a giant leap towards the establishment of a federal Europe or the dreaded single nation solution. For Greece, the terms are the sale of 50bn (43.2bn) of government assets within four years, a tenfold increase from the original 5bn that premier George Papandreou thought he signed up to a year ago. When this was first mooted by the IMF last month Mr. Papandreou told the EU bankers not to "meddle in the internal matters of the country. In return for easing Greece's financial problems, Chancellor Merkel agreed to reduce the penal interest rate on the EU - held portion of Greeces 110bn loan package by 100 basis points (still penal), and stretch the maturity to 7.5 years ... read full post Sovereignty Concessions From Small States To Save The Euro

RELATED POSTS: Bank's 1.6 trillion exposure to Eurozone sovereign debtThe total exposure of foreign banks to the struggling quartet of Greece, Ireland, Portugal and Spain tops $2.5 trillion (1.6 trillion) once all forms or risk are included, according to the latest data from the Bank for International Settlements.
On an "ultimate risk" basis that includes the potential loss on derivatives and credit guarantees of different kinds, the figure rises to $2.51trillion as of September 2010, well above the headline figure of $1.76 trillion in cross-border loans. The sheer scale highlights the systemic dangers if the EU fails to stabilize the debt crisis.
by Ambrose Evans Pritchard, The Daily Telegraph
King Calls For Action On Global ImbalancesMervyn King the Governor of the Bank of England has called for governments around the world to strike a "grand bargain" on global imbalances in trade to avert a lunge towards protectionism that threatens global recovery.
Euro Crisis Deepens As Spain Debt DowngradedJust a day after we reported a lowering of Portugal's credit rating and on the eve of a crucial summit of European Monetary Union (EMU) leaders to negotiate a "grand deal" intended to formulate an acceptable solution for the Eurozone sovereign debt crisis and end speculation that the ...

EU Bond Crisis WorsensPolitical paralysis in Brussels and monetary tightening by the European Central Bank has set off a fresh spasm of the eurozone bond crisis, pushing spreads on Portuguese, Irish and Greek bonds to post-EMU records.
Petrol Hits 6 a Gallon At The PumpThe price of petrol at the pump has hit 6 a gallon for the first time, as unrest in North Africa and the Middle East sends up the price of driving in Britain. by Profanicus Maximus


Liberal Democrats Force NHS Rethink
The coalition government's health service shakeup faceed radical changes after the Liberal Democrat delegtes at their spring conference in Sheffield forced the party leadership to surrender to a grassroots revolt driven by fears about privatisation by stealth and an undue emphasis on market forces and competition in the service. Bizarrely, though this has been am aim of the Conservatives since the days of Margaret Thatcher's war on the poor, David Cameron's party was much closer to the the path laid by New Labour. The Lib Dem's who wrere foremost in forcing the retreat were the ones who last year had been in favour of a coalition with the Labour Party to keep the spendthrift authoritarians of the Blair / Brown era in powrer. The Lib Dems voted almost unanimously to give councillors a central role in GP commissioning and in scrutinising foundation trusts. They called for a ban on all cherry-picking by private companies offering treatment services. Here we see the Lib Dems, though a useful brake on Conservative free market looniness are too naive to govern. Local councillors are not even qualified to scrutinize the petty cash account. David Cameron will hold talks this week with his deputy, Nick Clegg, to decide whether the rebellion provides an opportunity to make changes to an increasingly unpopular health and social care bill that has become a threat toi the stability of the coalition.

As it stands the bill will hand 80bn to new GP commissioning boards and will allow any willing provider to compete to provide services. The health secretary, Andrew Lansley said on BBC1's Politics Show: "We've already made changes. We are not sitting there thinking we must know the answers and nothing can change. If we can clarify and amend in order to reassure people, then we will do so." He claimed the bill already prevented private sector medical service providers cherry-picking the most profitable treatments. Coalition ministers are expected to shrink from a rebellion at the bill's report stage in the Commons or in the Lords, where the medical profession is a strong lobby and very influential within the Labour ranks. Opposition at that stage could rip the bill apart. The vote in Sheffield will free previously loyal Lib Dem MPs to voice opposition inside the parliamentary party rather than in a more public forum. Key party members stressed the point that their rebellion has split the coalition partners and pointed out many Conservatives were also uneasy about the reforms. Faced with defeat in Saturday's vote, the Lib Dem leadership accepted amendments proposed by Baroness Shirley Williams and the former MP Evan Harris, and promised to take the critical messages back to government.


Germany Needs To Resist The Poison Of Unification
by Hans Olaf Henkel

The only EU competition is a race to take the most. We should break away from the free-spending southern eurozone states
In Germany, we already have a homegrown example of the absurdities an EU bailout fund can bestow. Under the "fiscal equalisation" system that exists between Germany's states, if Berlin, for instance, spends 1, it receives 97 cents back from the less fortunate states. However, if Bavaria saves 1, it must give 97 cents of it to other states. This has the same consequence for both: saving doesn't pay.
Berlin's mayor, Klaus Wowereit, has recently demonstrated the absurdity of this system. He decided Berliners were to be offered free kindergarten places, which makes parents in Berlin happy and more likely to vote for his party. Not so happy are those who have to stump up the millions to pay for it the taxpayers in the other donor states who not only have to pay for their own kindergartens, but also those in Berlin
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The Terrors Of The Earth Are Not Our Fault
Why do we insist on blaming ourselves for natural disasters like the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, asks Boris Johnson. On Friday morning, a caller rang a London radio station to discuss the lessons of the Japanese earthquake, and said something both death-defyingly stupid and brilliantly illuminating. He knew why there had been a seismic event measuring 8.9 on the Richter scale, he said. It was because man was continually digging and drilling for oil, and our planet was angry at the intrusion. The Earth, in the view of this caller, was like some vast animal shrugging its pelt at an irritating flea-bite and mankind was that irritating flea.

That analysis is of course stupid, because there is no evidence whatever of a connection between the colossal movements of the Pacific tectonic plates and our feeble scrapings and probings for oil or any other minerals.
read full artice: The Terrors Of The Earth. RELATED : [Obama's Deepwater Horizon] ... [ Carbon Dioxide versus GM Food ]

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Did climate change cause the Japanese earthquake? By James Delingpole Environment No. But that hasnt stopped one or two unscrupulous environmentalists trying to make the spurious connection. Top prize for shamelessness goes to one Staffan Nilsson, president of an EU offshoot called the European Economic and Social Committee. The earthquake and tsunami will clearly have a severe impact on the economic and social activities of the region.


Nine in 10 homebuyers taking a gamble they cant afford to lose
By Ian Cowie Your Money More than two years after the Bank of England last raised interest rates, many homebuyers are betting the roof over their head that cheap mortgages are here to stay. Nine in 10 people currently arranging homeloans are opting for variable rate deals rather than fixed rate alternatives, according to Legal & General. Its not hard to see

Dead Men Risen by Toby Harnden

Im still not quite sure whether Franz Kafka or Monty Python wrote the script for what happened to my pulped book, Dead Men Risen: The Welsh Guards and the Real Story of Britains War in Afghanistan, now safely reprinted and on sale this week after very minor amendments. For those who havent heard, the Ministry of Defence

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11 March 2011

The Quake and Tsunami In Japan
This story is all over the internet and broadcast media news and will fill the papers for several days. There's nothing we can add except to offer our best wishes to those affected and hope the death toll is minimal. We would also wish that the world leaders manage to be a little more decisive in organising the support effort than they have been in responding to crises in EWgypt and Libya.

Spain downgrade sparks storm over rating agencies
Moody's has reignited the storm of controversy over the power of rating agencies after it downgraded Spain, and warned that the bank clean-up will cost vastly more than claimed.
also: EU Bond Crisis Worsens

US Warns Against Afghan Withdrawal
Robert Gates calls for on-going commitment from coalition countries as Pentagon set to withdraw as few as 2,000 troops. The Obama administration has begun to lower expectations of a significant withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan in July and warned European allies against pulling out their forces too soon.
Speaking at a meeting of the 48 countries contributing troops to Afghanistan, the US defence secretary, Robert Gates, expressed concern that some European countries were talking too much about leaving rather than finishing the job.

Saudi Police Open Fire On Protesters
Police in Saudi Arabia have opened fire at a rally in the country's east in an apparent escalation of efforts to stop planned protests. Government officials have warned they will take strong action if activists take to the streets after increasing calls for large protests around the oil-rich kingdom to press for democratic reforms. A witness in the city of Qatif said bullets and stun grenades were fired at several hundred protesters marching in the city streets on Thursday.
Middle east crisis

Ice Shets Melting Faster Than Expected
The vast ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica are melting faster than previously estimated and that melting is accelerating, according to a new report that verifies 18 years of melting via two independent techniques. Left unchecked, the extra water dumped into the oceans could push average global sea level six inches higher by 2050, the report finds.
Climate Change Index

The Land That Feminism Forgot Have you wondered what life would be like if feminism had never happened? If we were all housewives? If we were not required to live on our wits and our adrenaline, and were able to take up a hobby? If men were happy to step up to the mark and look after us? Am I talking about travelling back in time to see what life was like in the Fifties? No, it is much simpler than that. I am catching a flight to Amsterdam.
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Eat Marmalade On Cold Toast Says Scientist.
It's Friday so here's our Gobsmacking Scientific Discovery Of The Week Marmalade should be thin cut and eaten on cold toast. That is the finding of a leading academic, who has invested time, energy and his considerable brain power to ascertain the best method to enjoy the breakfast treat.
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Eurozone Blow As Spain's Credit Rating Is Lowered

Just a day after we reported a lowering of Portugal's credit rating and on the eve of a crucial summit of European Monetary Union (EMU) leaders to negotiate a "grand deal" intended to formulate an acceptable solution for the Eurozone sovereign debt crisis and end speculation that the single currency, the Euro, will have to be scrapped and member states return to their own currencies, the debt crisis took a new turn. Spain, a much larger economy than those currently affected was the latest Eurozone nation to have its AAA rating downgraded. Ratings agency Moody's cut Spain's credit by one notch to Aa2 and said Madrid's estimates of 20bn (17.2bn) of fresh capital needed to rebuild the banks and cajas (savings banks) is too low. "The overall cost is likely to be nearer 40bn to 50bn," rising to as much as 120bn in a "stressed scenario" Moody's reported. The downgrade raises fresh doubts over Spain's ability to stave off economic collapse as the bond spreads on Greek, Irish, and Portuguese debt hit post-EMU highs. The country has climbed out of the basket case category in recent months by slashing its twin deficits, and shaking up the labour market, but it remains vulnerable to shocks. Spanish premier Jose Luis Zapatero dismissed Moody's downgrade as insulting, insisting that the central bank, Banco de Espaa, alone had the "information, credibility, and truthfulness" to judge the needs of Spanish lenders. Well he would say that, wouldn't he. The central bank said on Thursday that 12 cajas (savings banks) and other banks must raise 15.2bn between them by September, led by Bankia (5.8bn), Novacaixagalicia (2.6bn), and Catalunyacaixa (1.7bn). Moody's praised Spain for its market reforms and said the nation's ability to service it's debts is not in doubt. The agency also warned of fresh "episodes of funding stress" (difficulties selling enough bonds to cover the government's public sector deficit. The government, regional juntas, and banks must together must raise or roll over 300bn of debt this year, a tall order in these difficult conditions without their having to accept demands from bond holders for higher interest rates. Spanish officials feel aggrieved that they are being singled out after taking the lead in Eurozone bank reform, going beyond Basel III requirements . Indeed, the European Central Bank even warned in its monthly bulletin that Spain is perhaps too "ambitious", creating the risk of a credit squeeze. The fact remains however that despite the Spanish actions the government is still facing a huge deficit between what it collects in revenue and what it spends to run the nation. For all the fury over Moody's, Spain undoubtedly faces an ordeal by fire as the ECB prepares to raise interest rates as soon April. Julian Callow from Barclays Capital said Spanish house prices are falling steeply after a lull late last year, with the Fotocasa index falling at 5.2pc rate. "Spain has suffered a series of negative shocks, with energy costs going up thanks to their foolish and irresponsible commitment to green power and no magic bail out package yet in sight from the EU. The ECB should not be rushing into monetary tightening at this moment, The more property prices fall, the more strain this puts on banks," he said. EU officials are playing down hopes of an EU deal on Friday. A draft "Pact for the Euro" an enhanced Stability Pact has been diluted down to meet the objections of several states and may not be enough to satisfy German, Dutch and Finnish demands for Teutonic rigour in managing finances. It still includes plans for a "debt-break" along German lines that is constitutionally "binding" on all states, as well as intrusive rules on pensions, collective-bargaining, labour costs, and wage indexation. The draft proposal will empower the European Commission to vet rules "before" they have been approved by national parliaments. This treads on sensitive toes at a time when resistance is growing to the push for Federalisation coming from the bureaucratic centre of Brussels. The power to tax, borrow, and spend is the essence of national sovereignty. While the proposal states that the "prerogatives of national parliaments" should be respected, it is far from clear how these can be reconciled with the fiscal independence member nations will demand. RELATED POSTS: EU Bond Crisis Worsens
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Ice sheets melting faster than previous estimates

by Xavier Connolly
We post this idiotic piece of scaremongering as yet another illustration of the dishonest tactics being used by those who are stipp pushing for carbon taxes and a cap and trade system of carbon allowances to enable billionaires like Al Gore, George Soros and Mauruice Strong to enslave us all and tighten their grip on the financial system of the free world.

From a news item released by NASA.

The vast ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica are melting faster than previously estimated and that melting is accelerating, according to a new report that verifies 18 years of melting via two independent techniques.

Left unchecked, the extra water dumped into the oceans could push average global sea level six inches higher by 2050, the report finds. That would mark the ice sheets - defined as expanses of deep, long-term ice larger than 20,000 square miles - as the largest contributors to sea level rise, outstripping melting from Earth's other frozen reservoirs, namely mountain glaciers.

The new estimate of ice sheet melting and subsequent rise in sea level comes from an international team led by scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. It outstrips more modest figures offered by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in 2007, the last time that international body published a comprehensive assessment of the ice sheets.

"It's going to be a concern for people in coastal areas," said Isabella Velicogna of JPL and the University of California, Irvine, a co-author of the report online at Geophysical Research Letters. "It looks like [the IPCC estimate] will easily be an underestimate of the sea level rise."

While six inches of additional sea height might sound small, the increase will distribute unevenly across the globe, Velicogna said, and have a disproportionate impact on low-lying countries such as Bangladesh.

"What impresses me is the fact that the independent data sets really match very well. This is a major point and major achievement," said Marco Tedesco, an ice sheet researcher at the City College of New York who was not involved in the study. "We knew that acceleration might occur over both ice sheets. The fact that they are coming out with numbers that are way bigger than the [melting of the] glaciers is very remarkable."

How do we know this is bullshit?

If you think back to one of your first science lessons in school, the teacher would have put some water in a beaker, dropped in two ice cubes, noted the volume of water and ice and talked about displacement while the ice cubes melted.

When the cubes melted the teacher would invite the class to look at the beaker and observe that the level of water had not risen. Floating ice as it melts will not increae the total volume of H2O (ice being solid H2O) by even the tiniest fraction.

Polar ice sheets are floating ice. Doe these cupid stunts who strut and swagger around thinking to impress us by telling us they are 'scientists' know nothing?

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10 March 2011

Petrol Hits 6 a Gallon At The Pump

by Profanicus Maximus

The price of petrol at the pump has hit 6 a gallon for the first time, as unrest in North Africa and the Middle East sends up the price of driving in Britain.
Average unleaded petrol prices climbed past the 132p a litre mark, the AA said. This is the equivalent of 6 a gallon and the latest sign that driving is becoming increasingly unaffordable. A number of cars now cost more than 100 to fill up a tank, while garages report that many people can only afford to fill up a half or even a quarter tank at a time.
Petrol Hits 6 a Gallon

This latest price hike is not the last of the bad news car owners and the poor fucks who run transport firms. They will be getting hit again and again as the atmosphere of unrest in Saudi Arabia intensifies. Oil Markets Braced For Saudi Trouble The biggest joke, if there can be any jokes in something which can only get more ballachingly painful is this whole crisis in the middle east worsens, as nation after nation rebels against unpopular, authoritarian, but pro - western regimes is that the people who will suffer the most are thouse who praised the imbeclic scablouse President Barack Hussein Obama following a speech in Egypt in which he said his government would not act to protect wester and American interests. In saying that he gave the all clear for all this crap to kick off.

Bammy thought in the wake of the rebellions he would be made President of the Workd by popular acclaim.

Those of us who don't go through life with our heads up our own arses knew that if our friends fell, though they are all nasty tyrants, the Islamist regimes that followed them would be a lot nastier.

Another group who we hope to see kicked in the bollocks as a result of this are the stupid lefties who are blaiming The Coalition for the price hikes and accusing them of not acting quickly enough to counter the increases. Will people need reminding that last time crude oil prices hit $120 a barrel those mooney grubbing, Soros - felching cunts Blair and Brown were happy to gather up the tax windfall.

It took a protest by lorry drivers that almost brought the country to a standstill to bring the New Labour Nazis to heel.


Social Cleansing At Olympics Site
Houseboat residents near the Olympic development site in east London are accusing British Waterways of an attempt at "social cleansing". They say proposed changes to rules for living on the canals before the 2012 Games could force hundreds of people from their water-based homes.

River Lea residents fear licence could rise from 600 to 7,000, but British Waterways says increase only option.

Profanicus has pointed out above that we are witnessing a attack attack of 'progressive left' hypocrisy over the fuel prise increases. As they were so incensed about China shifting poor people out of site for the Beijing Olympics we wonder if we will hear from them on this example of authoritarianism.

Don't hold your breath, Hackney, the metropolitan authority involved is one of the most left wing, collectivist, illegal immigrant friendly, gay and lesbian friendly, dole bludger friendly, muslim extremist loving, working white middle - class Briton hostile, do-as-we-say-not-as-we-do local authorities in the country.


Pubic Sector Pensions Reform Could Trigger Strikes

by John de Roe

Labour peer Lord Hutton sparked anger after recommending to ministers that public sector workers should be stripped of their final salary pensions and instead have schemes linked to average earnings, while paying more and working longer.
Unions representing council workers, NHS staff, civil servants and other public sector employees reacted with fury to the report and warned of co-ordinated industrial action.


Globalisation and agriculture industry exacerbating bee decline, says UN
A United Nations report says massing bees in huge hives to address 'colony collapse disorder' only helps pests and diseases breed.
Globalisation is killing bees, as bee pests and diseases are being passed swiftly around the world thanks to the opening up of trade, says a UN study. Attempts to industrialise pollination are making the problem even worse, the authors found.
Unexplained bee deaths have become an increasing issue around the world in the past five years, a phenomenon labelled "colony collapse disorder".

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EU Bond Crisis Worsens

Political paralysis in Brussels and monetary tightening by the European Central Bank has set off a fresh spasm of the eurozone bond crisis, pushing spreads on Portuguese, Irish and Greek bonds to post-EMU records.
Portugal edged closer to the brink yesterday, having to pay almost 6pc to raise two-year debt. The yield on 10-year bonds briefly surged to 7.8pc after the Chinese rating agency Dagong downgraded the country's debt to BBB+. "These levels of interest rates are not sustainable over time," said Carlos Costa Pina, secretary of the Portuguese Treasury, blaming the latest upset on the lack of a coherent EU debt strategy rather any failing by Portugal to deliver on austerity.

EU Bond Crisis Worsens
by John de Roe

Portugal edged closer to financial disaster yesterday, as a downgrade of the nation's credit rating resulted in the central bank having to pay almost 6pc to raise two-year debt. The yield on 10-year bonds briefly surged to 7.8pc as Chinese ratings agency Dagong downgraded the country's debt rating to BBB+.

"These levels of interest are not sustainable over time," said Carlos Costa Pina, chief of the Portuguese Treasury. He blamed the latest upset on the lack of a well formed EU debt strategy rather any failing by Portugal to deliver on austerity. This might caise some amusement in Germany, France, Holland and other more financially stable E.U. nations.

Mr Costa Pina rejected calls by economists in Portugal to seek an EU-IMF bail-out rather than prolonging the agony. "It is not justified. Portugal doesn't need external help, it needs urgent measures by the EU to restore market confidence," he said. In other words external help.

David Owen from Jefferies Fixed Income said last week's move by the European Central Bank to pre-announce rate rises had made obtaining finance more difficult and effectively doomed the country to bankruptcy.

"The ECB by its actions has made it inevitable that Portugal will need a bail-out. There are parallels with the actions of the Bundesbank during the ERM crisis in 1992," he said.

Mr Owen said the ECB is playing brinkmanship with EU leaders, pressuring them to come up with a solution to the debt crisis at a summit later this month. Spain is not yet safe from financial collapse, it has 2.5 trillion of combined household and company debt to refinance. Portugal and Spain are the two most immediately vulnerable European nations

There is little hope that Germany, Holland, and Finland, the strongest economies in the E.U. will agree to expand the scope of the bail-out fund (EFSF), by allowing it to buy the bonds of debtor states pre-emptively, or lend money to these countries so that they can buy back their own bonds in a "soft-restructuring". If anything, the mood is hardening in Germany where taxpoayers are fed up of being Europe's biggest charity givers. The regional Lnder have begun to demand a say over any EFSF deal and will not be happy if the Federal government by passes them. Hesse's justice minister Jrg-Uwe Hahn said he "categorically rejects" all moves to an EU 'Transferunion' debt pool, or fiscal fusion of the member nations. He is not alone among the federal states finance chiefs in this attitude.

The three blocs of Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition have written a paper instructing her to resist any concessions on a debt union. She has little leeway anyway since the long-awaited ruling of Germany's constitutional court on the legality of the EU rescue machinery hangs like a Sword of Damocles. As Chancellor in a very fragile coalition government Mrs. Merkel has been backed into a corner by the debt crisis.

"The EU will do too little, too late: the markets will dictate the solution," Louis Gargour from LNG Capital predicted when speaking at a Euromoney bond forum. He said Greece is already in the grip of an unstoppable debt spiral, spending 14.3pc of tax revenue on interest costs just to service its existing debts while the ever increasing deficit piles on more agony each month.

The Greek crisis is going to from bad to worse. Ten-year yields spiked to 12.78pc yesterday and unemployment jumped sharply to 14.8pc in December, a reminder that the social trauma of austerity has yet to fully hit Grekk voters.

Greece is undergoing the harshest fiscal squeeze ever tried by a modern Western economy, yet public debt will end above 150pc of GDP by 2013 even if the government can comply with EU-IMF terms. "We should default and return to the Drachma to punish foreign loan sharks who have bled us dry," said Avriani, a newspaper linked to the ruling PASOK party.

There was similar anger in Ireland yesterday where Socialist MP Joe Higgins denounced "the poisonous cocktail of austerity concocted by the witchdoctors in Brussels and in Frankfurt".

New Prime Minister Enda Kenny said Ireland was at "the darkest hour before the dawn." He has so far played down talk of a clash with Germany over the terms of Ireland's bail-out, but domestic politics may force him to default on the Irish debt if the EU refuses to yield.George Magnus of UBS said EU leaders are living in a "parallel universe", unable see that the EU debt crisis cannot be resolved without going to the root cause and recapitalising the banks. The only alternative would be to dissolve the European Monetary System and abandon the whole unification project.

"The US banks raised $200bn of common equity in six weeks and that proved to be a turning point. If the EU does that, the crisis goes away," he said.

Olli Rehn, the EU economics commissioner, has been pleading for a policy shift to lessen the burden on debt-stricken states, including a cut in the punitive interest cost imposed on Ireland.

However, EU leaders have the final say on the terms of the and eventually they must answer to their own angry voters. The eurozone remains a collection of sovereign states and voters in all nations are totally hostile to the European Superstate dreams of the Bureaucrats in Brussels.

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07 March 2011

The Daily Stirrer's Tabular format introduced las week was well received but needs a bit of polishing up. We will return to it in a few days.

UK Tax Policy Unfair On Families

by Ian R Thorpe

Middle class families in which one parent stays at home to look after the children pay more than a third extra in tax in Britain than those in other Western countries, a report in The Daily Telegraph has found.

UK Tax Policy Unfair On Families
Throughout the past three decades the wages and tax system have been skewed to make it difficult for a family with children to live comfortable on the earning of one psrtner while the other brings up the children. Tax breaks for married couples have been eroded while housing costs have put many couples off having children.

This attack on the family was begun by Margaret Thatcher's Conservative government as part of their war on the working class and continued after 1997 under Labour in their authoritarian push to make people more dependent on the state.

The Coalition should be onto this one. If they could redress the position they would no longer need to worry about unemployment as many people who are forced to do jobs they hate to keep the family afloat would siimply leave the employment market.

David Cameron was speaking at the Welsh Conservative Assembly yesterday. What he said will be welcomed by businesses. The question is, can he deliver?

David Cameron has pledged to confront the "enemies of enterprise" in Whitehall and town halls across the country, attacking what he called the "mad" bureaucracy that holds back entrepreneurs. The prime minister, who was criticised for failing to outline economic ...
Cameron Promises To Free Business From Red Tape

Bureaucratic stupidity and instransigence have hamstrung British business for a long time. The Public Service however is the natural home for control freaks and if David Cameron and his coalition do find the balls to take on Buggins and the bean counters they are up against a formidable opponent.

If Mr. Cameron can live up to his pledge to confront the "enemies of enterprise" in Whitehall and town halls around the country, attacking what he called the "mad" bureaucracy that holds back entrepreneurs he will be doing the nation a huge favour and securing his positioon as Prime Minister. It will mean taking on the dark forces of the New World Order and the thugs of the Politically CForrect Thought Police of course.

The prime minister took some flack for failing to propose economic growth plans after last year's autumn spending review, and has moved to recover lost ground by promising to place the promotion of enterprise at the heart of the Spring budget on 23 March.

In one of the strongest attacks by a serving prime minister on the civil service, Cameron yesterday made it clear that he shared the frustration of Tony Blair, who famously claimed in 1999 that he bore "scars on my back" from those resistant to change.

The prime minister, who said that enterprise was about morals as well as markets, listed three "enemies of enterprise' in a speech at the Conservative spring forum in Cardiff:

"The bureaucrats in government departments who concoct ridiculous rules and regulations that make life impossible, particularly for small firms."

"The town hall officials who take for ever with planning decisions that can be make or break for a business and the investment and jobs that go with it."

"The public sector procurement managers who think that the answer to everything is a big contract with a big business preferred supplier and who shut out millions of Britain's small- and medium-sized companies from a massive potential market."

The Premier said: "Every regulator, official and bureaucrat in government has got to understand that we cannot afford to keep loading costs on to business because frankly they cannot carry the burden any more. And if I have to pull these people into my office to argue this out myself and get them off the backs of business then believe me, I will do it."

The chancellor, George Osborne used his speech on Saturday to announce the creation of 10 enterprise zones and will unveil changes in the budget to give small- and medium- sized firms more opportunities to tender for government contracts.

"We're throwing open the bidding process to every single business in our country a massive boost for small businesses, because we want them to win at least a quarter of these deals," Cameron said.

The speech revealed the influence of Andrew Cooper, Downing Street's new director of strategy, who starts his new job on Monday. Cooper is said to be drawing up a vision for the future to show that the government has plans that go beyond deficit reduction.

The prime minister said he was positive about the future because Britain is the home of entrepreneurs. He then launched a strong defence of his recent trip to the middle east on which he was accompanied by 36 British business leaders, including eight from the defence and aerospace sector.

"I know some people are disdainful about selling Britain to the world," he told his audience."They see me loading up a plane with business people and think: 'That's not statesmanship, that's salesmanship'. I say this: attack all you want, but do you think the Germans and the French and the Americans are all sitting at home waiting for business to fall into their lap?"


The governments NHS reforms will return medical care to the standards of the 1930s and 40s, a leading doctor has warned. NHS Reforms ' Will Return Health Care To The 1930s'

Doesn't the plight of senior doctors make you weep. Did you know we, the public, their employers are so unreaonable in our expectations we expect them to get their arses in gear and do a few hours work a couple of times a week.

What they are afraid of is that in the 1930s and 40s Doctors were actually expected to examine patients, diagnose problems and define a plan for recovery rather than just attending meetings and signing repeat prescriptions.

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03 March 2011

TheYoung Must Hope For A Housing Crash


It Makes Sense To Hope For A Housing Crash
by John de Roe

The burden of student debts imposed on young people by a misguided education policy that has left the nation with a surfeit of media studies graduates and a shortage of practical skills is also having dire social consequences in other ways. The Labour government's student loan system which accompanied their insane push to get 50% of school leavers into ~University education is making it virtually impossible for many young people to even hope to earn sufficient to enable them to pay off student loan debts let alone think about buying a house. This trend could push the average age of first time buyers up to 44, according to mortgage provider Scottish Widows. Even if you suspect the insurer of alartmism because less saving is bad for its business -this forecast is deeply worrying not just for people relying on a recovery in the housing market but for the economy as a whole. While the Coalition Government emphasises that student loans will not need to be repaid until earnings exceed 21,000, anyone who believes these debts are any less debilitating for being deferrable is living in cloud cuckoo land. While the parents of todays students bought their first home at around age 27, the graduates of tomorrow will find that the Student Loans Company has first call on any savings they may accumulate. And, lest they forget who has first claim on their money before they even see it, HM Revenue & Customs will take it from their salary at source.. Will these young couples be able to think of starting their own families given the burgeoning cost of raising children? And, seeing as the government is always telling us to save fort retirement what will student debts do to people's hopes of building up a pension fund. Serious saving for retirement typically begins in early middle age, money paid into a scheme too early will be eroded by inflation, but graduates in future will be lucky to get started much before the age at which many of their parents retired. On top of that, due to rising life expectancy employers are washing their hands of pension provision and various Ponzi schemes run government are already reneging on promises and talking about raising retirement ages. If we are creating a generation of people who simply do not save it is clear that people who want to get onto the property ladder will not be able to make the commitment to saving at an early enough age to make paying off a mortgage a realistic proposition. It is not practical for people today to put aside huge amounts of money given their commitments and material expectations but even so it is vital for society that saving does not become a lost art. That may turn out to be a forlorn hope when economists as diverse as the Governor of the Bank of England and the Resolution Foundation report declining disposable wealth and the worst economic outlook for decades. The best survival strategy for students in future will be to avoid degree courses that do not offer a high probability of a lucrative career. They will face a much tougher employment market than any their parents faced after graduation. So who would blame young people for hoping the housing marker will collapse further from its current low. Only lower real prices in an inflation ravaged economy that will reduce in real terms the burden of debt can improve their prospects. It is a consummation devoutly to be wished. No wonder websites such as housepricecrash.co.uk are proving increasingly popular and are now, perhaps somewhat counter-intuitively you may think, supported by advertising from leading house builders. Free market solutions are unfashionable among many students who tend to be supporters of Labour and even further left parties on the ideological fringe. The market however may still offer their best hope of knowing the security of bricks and mortar so many of their parents benefitted from.

Millions Will Never Be Able To Save

by John de Roe

Four out of ten people in the age range from 45 to 54 have found themselves unable to save any money in a retirement fund because of the twin financial burdens of aged and infirm parents and young adult 'boomerang' children who have set out to make their own life and because of poor career prospects, housing costs and job insecurity have boomeranged back to the shelter provided by Mum and Dad. This age group is becoming known as the "sandwich generation". They are failing because of financial pressures to take advantage of tax breaks and make additional voluntarty contributions to their pension savings according to the an insurance industry Savings and Investment Report.

The 45 - n54 age bracket has the highest number of non-savers across the whole spectrum according to the report, an estimated 3.5 million people across Britain.

It is not just the middle aged who finding it difficult to save in the current economic climate however. Despite common preconceptions, it is not those on the lowest incomes that are struggling most to save, but people on middle incomes between 20,000 and 30,000.

A third of these middle income consumers are failing to save anything at all, in fact many are falling deeper into debt and of those that are saving, more than half are tucking away less than 5% of their salary. Rising living costs are cited as the reason that middle income earners are unable to live within budget and save money. The the added burden of recently withdrawn benefits has eaten into the surplus of many families with young children.

In the past year child tax credits have been cut and the situation will only worsen as child benefit is withdrawn for families with a higher rate tax payer even if the other parent receives a lower or no wage at all.

Ian McGowan, Head of Savings and Investments at Scottish Widows said: "It is unsurprising that the financial crisis has impacted upon people's savings behaviours, but the concern is that this has created a generation of people who simply do not save. It is vital that this new group of non-savers are made aware of the serious impact that this could have on their quality of life."

02 March 2011
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John Major Joins Supports Move For Military Intervention In Libya

As the uprising against the rule of Muammar (Mad Dog) Gadaffi looks increasingly likely to turn into full scale civil war and a humanitarian crisis former UK Prime Minister Sir John Major has joined current leader David Cameron and other European leaders in calling for military intervention to save the Libyan people from the irrational dictator's wrath as he desperately tries to delay his inevitable downfall. In a barely coherent interview Gaddafi has told western journalists his people would die to protect him. he also denied there has been any fighting in Tripoli. He claims his people love him and Al-Qaeda's 'drugs' which were responsible for the uprising are beginning to wear off. The American ambassador to the United Nations said Gaddafi is 'delusional' and not fit to lead his country. This, from the nation that has propped up Mad Dog's regime for decades shows just why American foreign policy is a mess. Has it taken them 40 years to understand Gaddafi is bonkers. As the situation in Libya worsens Major backed David Cameron and other Western leaders who as they consider ordering military action against the Gaddafi regime amid fears that the Libyan dictator could resort to using chemical weapons against his own people.The former Prime Minister told journalists he believes the option of military force should be available if Gaddafi refuses to step down and continues to order military attacks on his own people.He said that the use of military force should be a last resort and should only be used if supported by overwhelming international support through the United Nations. One voice that has remained silent throughout the Libyan uprising is that of U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama. Is this just typical Obama dithering or that he is too busy with his punishing schedule of cocaine parties and rent boys. Or might the fact that Obama had no problem supporting the rebellion against the largely secular government of Honsi Murbarak in Egypt but will only criticise Gadaffi in the most vague general terms be because Gadaffi is an Islamist. Either way it is fortunate the west has men like John Major to fill the gap created by the preening posing man who loves to style himself the leader of the free world not actually having much enthusiasm for the tasks and responsibilities of leadership.

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Shoppers Are Latest Victims Of Rip Off Britain

Shoppers Are Latest Victims Of Rip Off Britain

Supermarkets are ripping off British shoppers by ramping up food prices ahead of inflation, the investment bank UBS has warned in a new report. It is not long of course since the leading supermarkets faced a government inquiry into allegations that they were operating a cartel. According to the Swiss banking giant's figures commodity price inflation over the past few months would justify a 3pc-3.5pc increase in the price of processed foods but supermarkets have raised prices by 6pc-6.5%. Paul Donovan, an economist with UBS and co-author of the report, said: "The study suggests there may be a raising of margins in the supermarket secto. Prices are rising in excess of what is justifiable because of cost increases." The study suggests that such profiteering by supermarkets was adding up to 0.5 percentage points to the official consumer price index of inflation, which is currently running at 4pc. The research also revealed shoppers were noticing sharper rises in food prices than in other categories of consumer spending. According to the UBS figures, food prices in Britain are rising at an annual 4.9%, compared with 3.6% in Germany, a eurozone average of 1.8pc and a US increase of 1.5pc. Consumer experience reflected in opinion polls suggests the public perception is food prices are icrasing more quickly than any of these indices. The pound has ben weak in curency markets for some time and this is contributing to the higher-than-average UK increase, as 18pc of food consumed in the UK is imported, but the currency's weakness is helping exports and a recovery in manufacturing industry. The anomalous rate of inflation makes Britain the OECD country "most vulnerable" to political interference, Mr Donovan said when commenting on the report. While UK food prices are rising more rapidly than most other OECD economies' food prices, and have significantly outstripped food retailers' cost inflation it is the ordinary people who are bearing the brunt of the sacrifices involved in rebuilding the economy. The weakness of the coalition government's position will give oppposition Labour spokespeople whose party are responsible for running an unsustainable public sector deficit and failing to regulste the finance industry properly thus creating the financial crisis, the opportunity to blame the coalition for the hardship voters are enduring. It is to be hoped then that coalition ministers will act against supermarkets. The leading retailers ought to come under political and media scrutiny to cut prices over hpow much they collude in fixing prices. RELATED POSTS: Shoppers Are Latest Victims Of Rip Off Britain

UK Manufacturing Growth Maintains Record Progress

UK Manufacturing Growth Maintains Record Progress
The rapid recovery in British manufacturing industries held at its record level in February and factory costs rose little on theJanuary survey's level, suggesting inflationary pressures are continuing to build in the economy

The Markit/CIPS Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) stood at 61.5 in February, unchanged from a downwardly revised 61.5 in January. That was the highest since the survey began in January 1992 and above the forecast of 61. Signs of robust growth in manufacturing combined with rising manufacturing costs could strengthen the case for the Bank of England to raise interest rates sooner rather than later to relieve inflationary pressures. Consumer price inflation is running at double the official 2pc target and looks set to rise further, while interest rates have been at the insanely low rate of 0.5 percent since March 2009. "Input cost and output price inflationary pressures remain elevated, which may raise a further eyebrow amongst the members of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee," Rob Dobson, a senior economist at Markit said. The PMI's price index's growth was led by rising prices for raw materials such as cotton, energy and metals. Output prices rose for the 16th consecutive month in February with the steepest increases in chemicals, food and drink and timber. Tuesday's survey showed that employment in the manufacturing sector grew at a record pace in February. New orders in February eased slightly from a 16-year high in the previous month, although the reading was still among the highest in the survey's history. Overall good news for manufacturing but expect rough times ahead as unemployment will increae due to the cull of non - jobs in the public sector before the 'real jobs' sectors of manufacturing and commerce are able to take up all the slack

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EU Equality Laws End Cheaper Car Insurance For Women EU Equality Laws End Cheaper Car Insurance For Women
Women face higher costs for car insurance premiums following a decision by the EU to ban using gender-based pricing for financial products. Rises of up to 25% will hit women drivers while men will find payments they receive from their pension plans will decrease. The European Court of Justice in Luxembourg has ruled that using differences between men and women as a risk factor in setting premiums for car and medical insurance and pension schemes breaches EU rules on equality. This latest bureaucratic lunacy to emerge from the world's biggest insane asylum undermines the methodology traditionally used by insurers to determine premium and payment levels by using the law of probabilities. The Daily Stirrer has little time for the insurance firms, we have seen enough evidence to know they are as big, if not bigger a bunch of thieving scumbags as the banks. But FFS, the EU in the name of 'equality' are helping them steal from us. Taking the gender of the insured individual into account as a risk factor in insurance contracts constitutes discrimination, the court's ruling said in a statement. The verdict which will take effect from December 21 2012 (the day the world is due to end according to some) will force changes in the current standard insurance sector practice basing insurance rates on statistics about differing life expectancies or road accident records of the sexes. Women could face an increase of up to 25% in their car insurance premiums because of the judgement, while pension income for men could fall by between 5 and 10%. Men benefit from higher annuity rates as, statistically, they don't live as long as women. Experts criticised the ruling and said that that premium prices are likely to be volatile for the next few months as insurers monitor their new business and adjust their pricing in response to experience. Matt Morris, senior policy adviser, at LifeSearch said: This is a horrible mistake by the European Court. It is essential for insurers to use gender to calculate risk based on solid actuarial evidence and statistics. It is price differentiation, not discrimination, as it is not a decision that comes down to the whim of an individual. The consumer will now suffer. Prices will go up across the board as insurance companies try to build in the new risk. The idiocy of this politically correct ruling lies in the way it allows politically correct nonsense to override sound business practice. Gender associated differences are not based on prejudice or a desire to impose inequality but on the law of probability. Women pay less for car insurance because they are generally safer (not necessarily the same thing as better) drivers while men statistically die younger than women. Thus the insurers are better at ensuring equality, drivers pay not according to their wedding tackle but the risk they pose while pensioners returns are calculated to be the same overall at estimate time of death. Obviously if someone lives to 110 years old they do well out of their annuity provider but last time we looked longevity was not gender related. RELATED POSTS We All Lose In The Crazy EU Equality Drive
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28 February 2011

Doctors Too Quick To Prescribe Fever Medicines For Children

by Ed Butt

Once again we see the healthcare industry of which too many GPs, hospital doctors and medical researchers are part is more concerned with furthering the interests of their business partners the drug companies than with offering proper care to their patients.

Because of the numerous scare stories generated by the health cartel, the Swine Flu pandemic that never happened being the most recent, a culture of "fever phobia" has developed in the societies of developed nations. This often means parents too frequently demand medicines to bring down even quite slight temperatures, say the paediatricians, who warn that children often receive accidental overdoses as a result.

High body temperature is one of the body's ways of fighting an infection, according to a report published today by the American Academy of Pediatrics, so to bring it down artificially could actually prolong a child's illness.

Doctors also are too ready to prescribe medicines, known collectively as "antipyretics", and to advise parents to use them according to the report. The advice is the conclusion of a study the results of which indicated that children given paracetemol before age 15 months were more than twice as likely to develop asthma by their sixth birthday as those not given it.

Writing in a clinical report on fever and the use of paracetamol and ibuprofen in children, the report warns: "Combination therapy with acetaminophen [paracetamol] and ibuprofen may place infants and children at increased risk because of dosing errors and adverse outcomes, and these potential risks must be carefully considered."

Doctors are advised to begin "by helping parents understand that fever, in and of itself, is not known to endanger a generally healthy child. It should be emphasized that fever is not an illness but is, in fact, a physiological mechanism that has beneficial effects in fighting an infection." Fever slows the spread of bacteria and viruses, enhances white blood cell production, the report says, and "actually helps the body recover more quickly from viral infections".

Despite this it is reported that "Many parents administer antipyretics even though there is either minimal or no fever."

Half consider it to be a fever even if a child's temperature is not higher than 38C (101.4F), they report.

Rather than try to educate parents a lot of doctors are happy to advise then to give paracetamol and ibuprofen alternately - known as combination therapy - believing side effects are very rare and not dangerous.The report warns: "Unfortunately as many as one-half of parents administer incorrect doses.".

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Universities Should Not Be Asked To Repair Society

Universities are being asked to repair the problems of 18 years of upbringing and education by skewing admissions in favour of poorly performing pupils, according to a leading headmaster. How fucked is British society if universities, the breeding ground of political correctness, multiculturalism, the equal rights industry and so many other plagues that afflict modern society are being asked to sort out the problems they have worked so hard and so long to create.

To pressure uniservity admisions officers into making offers to students with lower grades from state schools is like forcing an engineer to improve the design of an aircraft after the plane has already crashed, Phillip Cottam will claim in a speech today. Mr. Cottam, the chairman of the Society of Headmasters and ...

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We Can't Even Shout At Louts In The Age Of Sensitivity

Melissa Kite in The Daily Telegraph
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/8351622/We-cant-even-shout-at-louts-in-this-new-age-of-sensitivity.html You know the drill. You've been holding the line for a call centre for half an hour, pressing buttons and selecting options and after a thousand petty frustrations you finally get through to a human voice and the dam bursts. You can't help it, you express your displeasure, and what does the voice on the other end say? "Stop shouting." Which only makes you more upset, and before long you are accused of something called "verbal abuse" and cut off. But it's not just the call centres that are wrapped in cotton wool. Oversensitivity is spreading to every area of our society. The other day a man pulled up alongside me as I was riding my horse and deliberately revved his engine. So I swore at him and this yob, who had been quite prepared to land me on my back in the road, got out of his car in order to declare himself offended. "How dare you swear at me," he said, in a pompous tone. Even more depressing, however, is the news that ...
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Big Banks Do Well Out Of Sleazy Little Acts Of Thievery
Europe's biggest bank, HSBC, said it had made a promising start to the year but despite the strong figures the shares fell 3pc

Analysts said the profits were about $1bn lower than expected and Stuart Gulliver, the chief executive, had cut the bank's long-term return on equity target to 12pc-15pc from 15pc-19pc.

Oh tough, it makes your heart bleed doesn't it? How do you think the banking giant made its profit? By stealing from us of course.

Financial advice helplines have been getting a lot of complaints that credit card bills paid by cash or cheque several days before the due date are consistently not being cleared until a day after they are due, thus the cardholder despite making every reasonable effort to pay the bill on time incurs a late payment penalty.

Sleazy little scams like thiis have become commonplace as the fucking crooks bankers try to recoup the stupendous amounts they lost gambling on toxic debt derivatives. Such brilliant businessmen are these warthog felching bloodsuckers financial wizards that such sleazy little acts of theivery are the only way they can think of to turn a profit on their crooked dealings. What they hope of course is we can all be bullied into giving them direct debiting rights on our accounts. Once that happens your wage or salary will be gone before you even soo your payslip. If the cosalition wants to give itself a chance of survival, the Conservatives want to remain in power or the Lib Dems simply want to survive they should reopen the National Girobank thus giving The Post Oiffice a lease of life and freeing us from having to deal with thieving scumbag sons of a pox whore's scablice Yes, it might oprn up new opportunities for robbers but as the great Woodie Guthrie once sang:

This wicked world we live in
Is full of thieving men
some will rob you with a shotgun
Others do it with a pen

Or a few keystrokes on their computer these days

More News On The Public Sector Fat Cats

A few days ago we reported how the pay packages senior managers in the public sector manage to negotiate for themselves and how thise put into perspective the whining and bleating of the public sector unions about how hard the coalition governments spending cuts will hit services.

Now we read this:

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25 February 2011
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24 February 2011

Voters Cool On Change To AV

The Daily Telegraph seems to think the voters do not care about the referendum on a switch to Alternative Votes in General Elections and this will mean a 'No' vote even though the Conservatives are showing little enthusiasm for supporting the 'No' campaign.

We think that although AV is a poor substitute for proportional representation and will do little to change the outcome of elections votes might just see it as a chance to give politicians a kick.

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It is a sign of Britains fundamental good health as a democracy that the referendum on changing the voting system has yet to intrude on the national consciousness. Politicians may find tinkering with how we elect them fascinating, but the public has better things to do. On current estimates, barely one in three of us is likely to ...

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Interest Rates Must Start To Rise Very SoonThe Daily Stirrer has warned you to brace yourselves for rises in interest rates. As it is the Bank of England has kept rates at an insanely low level for far too long in the face of evidence that their policy had completely failed to achieve its stated aim and boost the economy. Now with the economy stagnant, the jobless figures flatlining but likely to increase as public sector jobs are shed and inflation ...

23 February 2011

The Daily Stirrer focuses on the things that primarily concern British and to a lesser degree European and American web users. Thus again today we find ourselves skipping over Lybia - we are aware of possible economic consequences for the west but can't comment until we know if Gadaffi will hold on to power or if a secular, theocratic or military regime will succeed him. We do have links to some op - ed on the situation but focust on cuts and inflation ourselves.

Shock, Horror! Coalition Spending Cuts Cuts Will Mean 50,000. NHS Job Losses

Predictably the left are screaming about the claimed 50,000 jobs that will have have to be axed by NHS trusts across the nation to meed government budget reduction targets. What NHS managers are doing however is following in the footsteps of Labour controlled councils and rather than losing the candy - floss jobs created by empire building bureaucrats are slashing front line services to punish users of the service for not re-electing a tax and spend Labour government to lick the boots of Public Service union fat cats, run up ever larger deficits to increase the burden of debt on future generations, expand the already bloated public sector (and thus the empires of Public Service Union chiefs) and increase inflation while devaluing savings and investments. 50,000 non jobs are a drop in the ocean compared to the total waste in the public sector.
A Union-funded website reveals big job losses across the NHS, despite coalition MPs' election campaigns to save services.

More than 50,000 jobs are disappearing from the NHS, according to freedom of information responses, which reveal for the first time the extent of cuts by local health trusts struggling to save 20bn from their budgets. The survey, by ...
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Interest Rates Must Start To Rise Very Soon

by John de Roe

The Daily Stirrer has warned you to brace yourselves for rises in interest rates. As it is the Bank of England has kept rates at an insanely low level for far too long in the face of evidence that their policy had completely failed to achieve its stated aim and boost the economy.

Now with the economy stagnant, the jobless figures flatlining but likely to increase as public sector jobs are shed and inflation gathering momentum the Bank has achieved the opposite of its utilitarian aim to do the greatest good for the greatest number. It will do the most harm to the greatest number.

The only mitigating factor is that most of our international competitors are up the same brown, smelly creek and are also lacking the traditional method of propulsion

Another Bank Of England Bosee Calls For Interest Rates To Rise
Bank of England chief economist Spencer Dale has joined Martin Weale and Andrew Sentance in calling for an interest rate rise, minutes from the latest Monetary Policy Commitee meeting showed on Wednesday.

Mr Dale's call for a 0.25pc increase with Martin Weale, who voted for a rate rise last month, came as Andrew Sentance, the most outspoken of the hawks, called for interest rates to be increased by 0.5pc (50 basis points), at the MPC meeting held between February 9 and 10.

The minutes also suggested that some of those opposed a rate hike this month would consider if it if the economy shows signs of ...

Inflationary factors are going to be around for a very long time so it seems unlikely even very substantial rate increases, which would hit mortggage holders very hard, will be sufficient to hold down prices.

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There;'s the rub. What will happen in Saudi Arabia. Even more pertinent to the west's future circumstances what will happen to Israel. The imbecile in The White House, Sidi Barack Hussein Obama, is quite sure that the Arabs are rising up against their tyrannical rulers as a result of a banal and vacuous speech he made in Cairo rather than in protest against rising prices, food shortages, unemployment and corruption and that once the autocrats are gone everybody in the world will join hands, sing Kumbiya and then live in peace, prosperity and harmony in the global nation of Obamaland for ever more. In reality, a place Sidi Obama has seldom visited, the pro - western autocrats are likely to be replaces sooner or later by anti - western autocrats, our oil supplies will be disrupted, prices of everything will rise and our lifestyles will be drastically downsized. In Europe many people (apart from those working un public sector bureaucracies where it is possible to believe money grows on trees) have acepted to future will hold less material benefits and lives based on religion or existential thinking are making a comeback. Can anyone see that happening in America where the Calvin inspired Southern Baptists believe worldly wealth is a measure of how much God loves them? I think not.

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And as Gaddafi's 40 year rule draws to an end in what increasingly appears to be a bloodbath we offer a roundup of the best comment from foreign correspondents in the national press about the world's reaction ad particularly that of the man in the White House who only two weeks ago was preening himself as he posed as a liberator of the huddled masses but now has fallen silent as evertything in the middle east, predicatably, starts to go pear shaped.

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Labour's Deafening Silence Over Lybia
Search though I have, I have been quite unable to unearth any comment on the Libyan upheaval from three senior politicans youd expect to have something to say. Step forward Tony Blair, Lord Mandelson and Gordon Brown. As I pointed out yesterday, New Labours holy trinity all greased up to Gaddafi and his clan for

Obama's Strange Silence On Lybia Alex Spillius
Once again, the White House has fluffed its lines on the Arab revolution. With Gaddafis helicopter gunships strafing his own people, with corpses piling up on the streets of Tripoli, President Barack Obama has remained silent. He did make a speech today, in Ohio, at a Winning the Future Forum on Small Business. Winning the future

Obama Bounce Falls Flat Toby Harnden
The presidents mini-recovery is starting to fall flat. According to the latest Rasmussen Daily Presidential Tracking poll, Barack Obamas approval ratings have fallen to their lowest level since mid-November. Just 21 percent of US voters strongly approve of the presidents job performance in contrast to 41 percent who strongly disapprove. Obamas Presidential Approval Index rating

22 February 2011

Shake Up For Adoption Process Stop Social Engineering

by Ed Butt

A bit of a mixed day for The Daily Stirrers relationship with the coalition government. While our main article castigates the Health Minister for his spinless willingness to dance to a tune played by the health fascists, praise must be offered for an initiative to stop the Politically Correct Though Police interfereing in the adoption process to prevent Black or Asian children going to white families or enforcing quotas of gay gay and lesbian couples as adoptive parents.

Michael Gove, the Education Secretary, said some of the limitations put on adopters in the past - based on ethnicity, sexual orientation and faith - was ''social engineering of the worst kind''.

Outlining the adoption guidance being introduced, the minister said: ''At the moment, the system simply doesn't allow many of those people who are desperate to help the chance to give young people and children a loving home.

''It has always been the case unfortunately that far too many children are ...Read moreAdoption Shake Up To Stop Social Engineering

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High Blood Pressure Patients Wongly Diagnosed

Currently, anyone suspected of having high blood pressure is diagnosed by a GP with an inflatable arm cuff. Doctors then call the patient back for additional readings, but these are always taken at their surgery or in hospital. The result of this was usually that the patient, who might have only gobe to the GP's surgery to get some penicillin for a minor infection is put on drugs that have very unpleasant and debilitating side effects and told they must take those drugs for the rest of their life. It has been acomplaint of patient support groups for many years that doctors are given incentives to act in the interests of drug companies rather than patients.

New draft guidelines to be published today by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (Nice) says as many as one in four patients experiences a surging pulse rate on entering a GPs surgery. This nervous response, termed white coat hypertension, is attributed to nervousness at the prospect of seeing a doctor, we think it can also be cause by fear and loathing at finding oneself surrounded by ocotogenarians who have the demmeanour of flesh eating zombies. Whatever, the phenomonon can significantly raise blood pressure readings and many people are wrongly diagnosed as being in need of medication.

The new guidelines will ensure people are tested in a less hostile environment before they are put on medication.

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The Good New Is The BSE Epidemic Is Over. The Bad News Is We're All Dead

If you are over thirty you will recall the BSE fear and panic. Like Swine Flu, Bird Flu, AIDS, MRSA and many other similar evil diseases it was, according to science, going to kill 199% of us and leave the rest to survive as best we could in a post apocalyptic dystopia.

The first hint of catastrophe came a quarter of a century ago. In October 1987, David Brown, a Vet and writer on agriculture for The Sunday Telegraph described in his column a mystery brain disease is killing Britains dairy cows and vets have no cure. A few months later, he disclosed that the government had launched an inquiry into what was now being called bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or BSE. By the end of the decade, the media were referring routinely to mad cow disease, and a chilling new phrase had entered the language. Scientists came up with all sorts of theories about what might cause the disease but none was ever proved.

The Mad Cow Disease fear and panic pandemic was attributed to cannibal cows, organic phosphate insecticides sprayed on pastures, alien death rays being beamed at us from space and dogdy hamburgers and hot dogs. Hysteria really took off when a few humans developed a brain condition which though not necessarily the same (especially in the fact they it affected humans not cows) had some symptoms in common with mad cow disease

The BSE epidemic cost us billions, and devastated the British farming industry. Now, that plague is at an end. A few days ago, in New Scientist, we described how just 17 cases were recorded worldwide in cattle last year.

Unfotunately we are all dead except the vegetarians. We must be as the science said we would be and science cannot be wrong because it is very clever stuff done scientifically by scientists. Still at least we now know why Swine Flu did not kill us all.

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The Swine Flu Conspiracy
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21 February 2011

They are out to make us angry again.

Acohol Abuse Will Kill 250,000 A Year Unless Governmnt Acts say Control Freak Doctors


by Ed Butt

As many as a quarter of a million people will die from alcohol abuse over the next two decades unless the Government takes the problem as seriously as it did smoking, health experts have warned.

Deaths from liver disease have doubled in Britain in recent years while other countries such as France have seen profound falls thanks in part to strict rules on marketing drink, a strongly-worded article in The Lancet claims.

Academics say that total deaths from the wider harms caused to society by alcohol.

Read all:Acohol Abuse Will Kill 250,000 A Year

Quarter of a million a year (a fantasy figure pulled out of thin air) or quarter of a million over two decades, 12,500 a year. Whoever wrote the press release on this is a tad lacking in basic numeracy. If you need an idea of how bogus and fraudulent these figures are justy think the estimated number of deaths from alcohol is around half the total number of deaths per year. So get this nuber the crooks and liars of the medical fraud industry must have ascribed every death from old age as being a direct reslt of that person's drinking no matter how moderate a drinker they were.

The point about scare stories like this is we know excessive drinking does us no good but with individuals having such widely different levels of alcohol tolerance who can say what is harmful. Also alcohol is not the only cause of liver disease so we can never point to a single factor as a cause. Scientists are fond of parroting 'correlation does not prove causation' when anyone quentions their sweeping assumptions and wild guesses. so one would hope they'd display a better understanding of cause and effect.

If there are several environmental factors known to cause a fatal condition it is unscientific to point that the one that will serve a political agenda to put blame on.

We will all die and should be free to choose how we live, even if those choices shorten life. Anyone of us could have our lives sniffed out at any time. For scientists to pretend that if we all comply with their diktat we can live forever is both dishonest and shows they lack the intelligence to understand the implications of eternity if they think anyone would want to love forever.

The enlightenment philosopher David Hume nailed it when he said on learning of his terminal illness, "Then I seek a speedy dissolution. It is better to die while in posession of one's faculties than endure a few more years of increasing decrepitude."

As we have predicted along with many libertarian bloggers, the control freak wing of the highly illiberal 'progressive liberalism' movement, that section of society we have dubbed populist authoritarians, having succeeded in demonising smoking, a habit 20% of the population indulge in are now setting out to do the same with drink.

Using their favourite techniques of cherry picked and misrepresaented statistics they are trying to instil fear and panic into an increasingly deaf public about the imminent apocalypse 'alcohol abuse' (to these pusillanimous puritans an occasional small sherry is binge drinking) is set to bring upon us.

Sir Richard Thompson, President of the Royal College of Pedagogues Physicians, said: How many more people have to die from alcohol-related conditions, and how many more families devastated by the consequences before the Government takes the situation as seriously as it took the dangers of tobacco?

We already know from the international evidence that the main ways to reduce alcohol consumption are to increase the price and reduce the availability of alcohol, yet the government continues to discuss implementing marginal measures while ignoring this evidence.

What utter fucking bollocks this pompous quack is talking. We know that the French, Spanish, Germans, Portugese and Italians are all bigger drinkers than the British with the Czechs people of the slavic nations and Russians in a different leauge. People get one life, it is up to them how they live it. More and more the medical professions are showing themselves to be in the service of the New World Order whose social engineers would enslave us and whose scientists would turn us into unthinking automatons.

Do we ever see any fear and panic stories from The Royal College Of Quacks and Charlatans about how many people die from over prescribing of approved pharmeceutical drugs every year. I think not. Paracetamol is known to cause liver damage yet my doctor has been trying to bully me into taking the maximum dose every day for years despite the discomfort I experience being mostly manageable so I only need ocasional pain relief from medication.

We should say to this self serving physician, "Fuck the fucking fuck right off Dr. Fucking Thompson. It is not long ago the medical profession were suporting schemes of Big Pharma to put drugs such as cholesterol lowering statins and anti depressant drugs in drinking water to medicate the entire population whether they have a medical need for such drugs or not. Many of us are willing to fight to retain our right to decide for ourselves what poisons we put in our bodies."

Fortunately since the demise of the authoritarian Labour government we have heard no more of these plans. With the coalition's grip on power is so fragile public opinion can call them to heel a lot more effectively.

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Decadent Exam Results DayWhere do the television people find those wussy, goodie goodie A level students who come over Anthea Turner (oops, pardon) on a level results day. It just does not present a realistic picture the booze and sex lifestyle of modern youth. Here our cub reporter recounts his own exam results day of alcohol and drug abuse...well school's out forever.
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19 February 2011

Council Fat Cat On 500,000 A YearThe Daily Stirrer had learned that highest-paid public sector employee last year was the outgoing head of one of the country's smallest district councils.

54 year old Phil Dolan trousered 569,000 of taxpayers' money in salary, pension and redundancy payments after accepting a gloden nandshake deal to leave his post as chief executive of South Somerset district council. He is now working as a freelance consultant for other local authorities.

According to our information two more executives at the tiny council also figured in the top public sector fat cat's list receiving more than 300,000 each in salary, pension and severance payments last year.

It means every resident of the district paid the equivalent of 7 in council tax last year just to fund the three men's emoluments. This sort of revelation puts into perspective the leftie's wailing and gnashing of teeth about how the coalition's spending cuts. No government gets it all righ all the time and the cuts, that are urgent and necessary if the economy is to avoid being drowned in a flood of public secor debt, will no doubt create some injustices.

But if on balance they squeeze out the people in the public secor who have made lucrative careers out of building bureaucratic empires and fleecing the taxpayers then overall they will do us all a favour.

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UK Uncut Protesters Target Banks Supporters of UK Uncut the pressure group trying to stop government spending cuts by stopping corporate tax avoidance gathered in Soho, central London, on today (Saturday) stating their plan was not to shut the banks down, but to "open them up", occupy them and transform them into "something people need, but will be cut".

Approximately eight banks in London are expected to be targeted, with similar protests planned in other cities across the country.

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Sarko Calls For Action Against Inflation As leaders meet for another pointless, obscenely expensive jolly high level meeting of world political leaders and heads of government finance, French President Little Nico Sarkozy warned delegates inflation poses a "great threat" to global growth, risking dangerous unrest if food prices soar out of people's reach, Nicolas Sarkozy, the French president, warned the world's finance ministers.

Instead of racing towards the first hurdle here Little Nico stumbles over the starting line by showing he and other G20 attendees have failed to understand it is the obsesseion with global economic growth in a world of finite resources that is the cause of all our problems.

Rising prices pushed up by the climbing costs of raw commodities present a "social issue" , Sarko argued in a rallying cry to avoid the "hunger riots" he sees looming. He exposes the weakness of his own argument there buy his failure to understand the inexorable rise of comodity prices is driven by increased demand from a burgeoning world population and the elevated expectations of people in developing nations.

Mr Sarkozy called for the meeting to work towards a "global strategy aimed at ensuring food stability" as he formally opened the two-day meeting of leaders. The G20 countries together account for 85pc of world economic output.

France wants greater transparency and regulation of the commodities, currency and futures markets so that prices are driven by market forces and not by derivitatives traders and short sellers manipulating prices.

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18 February 2011
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17 February 2011
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16 February 2011

We'd love to bring you some good news, we really would. Unfortunately the full consequences of the Labour government's folly and irresponsibility on top of the idiotic notions of the Thatcher government that preceded them in office and decided the UK did not need industry, we could all make a living selling insurance and valeting cars are only now hotting home.

Workes Hit By Wage Cuts As Prices Rise

by John de Roe

Earnings have dropped to a five-month low, the Office for National Statistics said. Average weekly earnings in the UK stood at just 1.8pc against a notional base in December 2010, down from 2.1pc the month before. Workers were paid an average 456 a week in total in December.

The figures come on top of yesterday's news that according to the consumer prices index (CPI) inflation surged to 4pc in January, double the Government's target. On the retail price index (RPI) which is reckoned to be a more accurate measure of the weekly or monthly cost of running a household, the figure was higher.

Millions of workers will be hit by effective pay cuts as the cost of living rises while incomes stagnate.

Employment experts have warned the figures serve to show the fragility of the labour market, with workers lucky to be in a job rather than being in a position to negotiate higher wages. Reported slight falls in unemployment over the past few months have been due to statistical smoke and mirrors. Less people are claiming jobseekers allowance as more long term unemployed slide onto icome support are are classed as not economically active. This trick neatly gets many people off the headline unemployment figure and mask how bad the situation really is.

The number of people in work fell by 68,000 over the quarter to Dec 31, 2010 to reach 29.12m, the figures from the Office for National Statistics revealed. When we consider six million of those are employed in the non - productive public sector while an unknown but rising number are in part time work and thu kept off the total unemployed figure the depth of our problem starts to become apparent.

Other points to note are:

Those out of work and claiming unemployment benefits rose by 2,400 in January, against forecast of a fall.

Wages falling to as inflation rises will plunge many into economic hardship

Youth unemployment, one of the areas of greatest concern hit a fresh record of 965,000

If the Bank of England raises interest to curb inflation mortgage payers will be hit

A story in today's Daily Telegraph warned that inflation and rising prices as well as hitting working families and the unemployed are going to make life very hard in retirement.

Baby Boomer Generation Must Fund Their Own Old Age Care And Pensions

We Daily Stirrer old gits, all being past sixty, have commented many times on the ageing population and the economic timebomb that presents.

This story underlines what the Daily Stirrer has been saying for a long time. Everything that is hailed as progress by politicians and scientists has a downside. Unfortunately both those groups are fer too busy congratulating themselves they never give a moment's thought to the undesireable consequences of what they are passing off as 'progress.'

And after years of being bullied and bowbeaten into saving for a comfortable old age only to find our savings and pensions have been pulversised by stealth taxes and inflation to be told we have not done enough to warrant being given a decent standard of living in old age is adding insult to injury.

While the idiotic lefties are hailing the protests in Egypt that overthrew Mubarack as a protest against tyranny and using it to justify working themselves into a frenzy of Obama- adoration the real reasons the Egyptians took to the streets were economic. Rising food prices and the estruction of savings by inflation are driving many, particularly the old into poverty.

For very much the same reasons a a deep anger against politicians, academics who advise them, the sycophantic media and the faceless bureaucrats who really run things is stirring in the west.

Get ready for a social revolution. They can't put us all in prison.

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15 February 2011

Inflation Surges Ahead As Economy Stagnates

In line with predictions The Daily Stirrer has made for many months the official inflation figure has not hit dounle eht the Bank Of England says is acceptable. And remember, our writers have told you again and again the official statistics are manipulated to conceal the true inflation figure which is two or three percentage points higher.

from The Daily Telegraph
Inflation surged to double the Bank of England's target in January, increasing pressure on its policymakers to raise interest rates. The official measure of how fast prices are rising, the consumer prices index (CPI), climbed 4pc in the year to January, up from 3.7pc the previous month.

The pace of price rises, which was driven by higher oil prices and the recent increase in value added tax (VAT), was the highest in more than two years, according to the Office for National Statistics.

The latest rate - correctly forecast by economists - also signals that CPI inflation has been at least a percentage point above ...
Read more:Inflation Jumps To Double The Target - The Daily Telegraph
Another p.o.v. Inflation Hits Four Per Cent - The Guardian

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14 February 2011
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12 February 2011

Egypt continues to dominate news. We do not make a big thing of foreign affairs, preferring to focus on the things that will affect the everyday lives of people in the English speaking world where our readers are. Now events in the middle east have moved on and so it is time to take a closer lok at how our jobs and lifestyles will be affected by what is happening at the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea.

Egypt Crisis Beginning Not Ending

by Xavier Connolly

After almost three weeks of protest and pressure from inside and outside his country, Hosni Mubarak has finally resigned as Egypts president. The fall of the ruling regime in the Arab worlds most populous nation is a game changing development but its consequences in the short and long term for Egypt and the middle east for a country are difficult to predict.
The fall of Mubarak coming so soon after the overthrow of President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali of Tunisia last month means that throughout the region governments will be bracing themselves for turmoil. The most worried politicians will, ironically, be in the one nation where anti - government protests are not likely, Israel. The government in Tel Aviv will be wondering what kind of leadership will replace Mubarak, a long time upholder of Israeli - Arab peace agreements. In Egypt itself, there are hopes that President Mubaraks resignation will lead to a smooth transition to democracy. This is likely to be a forlorn hope as there is no organised opposition and not even a coherent party of government. Egypt has effectively been under military control for 60 years and the army are in charge now.
The establishment of machinery of state needed to support democracy is not going to happen any time soon. What is being hailed as a triumph of people power by foreign leaders such as Obama and Cameron is in effect, a military takeover of the Presidency. In the absence of an opposition with any legitimacy, the High Council of the Armed Forces, as the new government is called, represents the only institution able to fill the vacuum.
This being the case yesterdays events look more like the beginning of a long drawn out crisis for Egypt not the end of a relatively bloodless revolution. If the land that spawned one of the world's earliest civilizations is to progress to full democratic rule a timetable must be drawn up for free, all-party elections to take place. As the only organizations that look remotely like political parties are the remnants of the old, corrupt regime, and the Muslim Brotherhood, an unknown quantity that will certainly not be as ell disposed to the west or as tolerant of Israel as the Mubarak government.
But will the army let things move towards democratically elected government? How eager will they be to give up their privileges once the demonstrators have gone back to their jobs and businesses?
The West must also be careful about interfering: the consequences of doing so were made clear more than 30 years ago in Iran, where a revolution that also began as a secular movement was hi jacked by Islamist theocrats. We have read reports on British and American news sites that King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has already warned his houseboy Obama to back off and let Egypt sort out it own future. This is where the Muslim Brotherhood's presence in the equation becomes a big factor. How Muslim are they. Middle east experts in the US State Department tell us the moderates in the brotherhood can hold in check the more extreme fringes. That may be true or the case may be that the leaders of the brotherhood presented a moderate face in order to ensure the tolerance of Mubarak's security forces. Egypts importance in maintaining peace in the Middle East cannot be overestimated.
Political reform was not the protesters only demand. There having been no single theme to the protests with some groups demanding democracy, others concerned about rising prices and yet more either wanting an end to secularisation or more secularisation and westernisation. High unemployment was also responsible for deepening resentment of President Mubarak. All this shows how remarkable their achievement in ousting him has been even if it was eventually the army that gave him the final push. But while that success offers an opportunity to build a better future for their country that will only happen if all sides can pull together to form a functioning political infrastructure.
Mubarak Resigns - Daily Telegraph Egypt Celebrates - The Guardian

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If The EU Has It's Way We Will All Be Prisoners Of Bureaucracy

The British Parliament makes its decision by the votes of its members who are in turn elected by the votes of a majority of their constituents. Without the power to enact laws that shape the lives of British people and the direction of our nation Parliament is nothing. So when Parliament votes on a proposal and that vote make the new measure law or consigns it to oblivion in a dusty filing cabinet somewhere that is the resolution of the matter. That is what we mean by The Sovereignty of Parliament. Its decisions are final, end of story.

Thus when Parliament voted earlier this week on a proposal that convicted criminals serving jail sentences should be given the vote and overwhelmingly rejected the idea the matter should end there at least for the foreseeable future. There is no reason why the measure should not be reintroduced in the future but for now the vote of Parliament has ended it.

Or it would have done so had we still lived in a democracy. Unfortunately we do not. Increasingly voters in the states that form the European Union are finding their elected representatives in the various national assemblies exist purely for cosmetic reasons, to put a democratic mask on a remote and increasingly authoritarian bureaucracy in Brussels.

British law, on behalf of the British people, has always taken the attitude that those serving prison sentences should not be able to vote. Recently it has become fashionable for the civil rights hustlers of the left to whine that to deny these people the vote violates their human rights. Maybe it does but thieves, muggers, rapists, murderers, fraudsters, twockers, expenses fiddlers and all the rest had no qualms about violating the rights of the people who suffered loss or injury as a result of their crimes.

Apparently laws and results of votes do not count for much with the civil rights hustlers of the left, forwarding the authoritarian agenda is the end and the end always justifies the means. On being told that criminals have no right to vote because they are being punished for their crimes, the civil rights mob took their case to the European Court of Human Rights. This court which sits in Strasbourg decided that Parliament had never debated the issue of prisoners right to vote and that as there have never been a vote on such a law it was invalid. Now the British electorate are overwhelmingly supportive of the idea that prisoners are not allowed to vote. We would also support laws that deprive prisoners of televisions, MP3 players, pool tables, conjugal visits and other things that the civil rights hustlers have insisted be provided to make life 'inside' bearable.

The case put before the judges in Strasbourg then was not some new government proposal which might deprive people of existing rights. It was a challenge to the democratic (because no MP, no political party, no government has ever opposed it) view of an electorate that had parliamentary democracy for centuries before the bureaucratic dictators of the EU decided to usurp the sovereignty of member nations. The person who nominally made the complaint that he was being deprived of a right had been sent to prison for killing his landlady with an axe when she asked him to fetch some coal demanded. Supported by all the usual suspects from left of the left of the Labour Party he demanded that the court give prisoners the right to vote. The court decided it had the power to overrule the law of a free and democratic and decreed that Britain must give him what he wanted.

Perhaps that is their view of 'One Man One Vote.' Well I suppose it's fine if you are the one man that has the one vote.

It is ironic that the issue of the votes winds up the ECHR because Europe has quite a track record on refusing to accept the results of democratic votes. When the first attempt at enacting a European Constitution that would have paved the way for the single European state was rejected by the voters of France and Holland the Bureaucratic Dictators did not abandon the grand plan. They changed the wording of a few clauses, removed the word constitution and re - presented it as The Treaty Of Lisbon. The new wording meant that only Ireland of the member nations was constitutionally bound to hold a referendum on the new measure. The Irish rejected it, not much caring for all the references to unified taxation policy, unified fiscal policy, unified defence policy, all the stuff that said, "Ho ho, nudge, nudge, we're now a single state but don't say single state or you'll upset the thick Paddies.'

So the very savvy voters of the Emerald Isle sent the message back to Brussels, 'Don't fuck with the Irish.'

That was not acceptable to Brussels, bureaucratic dictatorships are above the law, above democracy, above God. "You got it wrong you thick Paddies," they replied, "have another referendum and make sure you get it right because we will make you keep doing it until you do get it right."

The ECHR ruling does not matter in terms of election results in Britain. Prisons are mostly in either solid Labour or solid conservative seats and there are not enough inmates to swing an election. What it does mean though is that after almost a hundred years campaigning from the 1832 Reform Act to the introduction of Universal Suffrage which gave votes to women in the 1920s have been obliterated. Our votes, though they may be a civil right, count for nothing any more. They can be overruled by an EU Bureaucrat.

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Clegg's Quotas - Dumbing Down Disguised as political corretness
When we expressed our misgivings earlier this week about the Governments plans to force universities to widen the social basis of their student intake, the full details were unclear. It transpires, after yesterdays announcement by Nick Clegg, the Deputy Prime Minister, that the proposals are even worse than we feared. After half a century during which standards in schools have been levelled down by a succession of failed initiatives intended to engineer social change, the Coalition now proposes to make the same mistake with the higher education sector, one of the last bastions of educational excellence. The result would be nothing less than the comprehensivisation of our elite universities.

Under the plans, those universities that wish to charge more than 6,000 a year must agree to take a set proportion of students, determined by the Government, from ethnic minorities, poorer households and state schools. Those that fail to do so could be ...

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11 February 2011

Mostly Economic News Again today - and little of it good for your pockets or your prospects.

Rise In Factory Gate Prices Fuels Inflation Fears Rise In Factory Prices Fuels Inflation Fears
by Emma Rowley, Daily Telegraph
Interest rates could still rise soon, economists said, as the biggest leap in the prices factories pay for their materials in more than two years underlined the inflation threat. Input prices at factories rose 13.4pc in the year to January the strongest rise since October 2008 driven by the soaring cost of oil and other imports, the Office for National Statistics reported. Factories feeling the squeeze accelerated rises in their own prices, raising them 1pc in just a month, double the average forecast, and 4.8pc in the past year, which was the highest since May. If the sector passes on a bigger slice of its price pressures to its customers, the effect threatens to ...
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John de Roe comments:
The rampant inflation we have warned readers of since we started The Daily Stirrer looks to be gathering momentum. We have little chance of controlling it so long as interest rates remain as ridiculously low as they have been for over a year now. Earlier this week the Bank of England again refused to raise interest to a more realistic level.

The fear and panic mongers of the left argued successfully that to raise interest rates now would damage the recovery. What recovery? Holding interest rates at which the governments lend to banks without controlling the rate at which banks lend to businesses and the public only aids the recovery of the banker's ability to steal from their customers.

Another item of bad news for ordinary punters was skimmed over by the media this week when credit card companies raised the interest they charge to card holders. Rates vary but at around 15% it bears no relation to the base rate.

The left's arguement is that low interest will help restore confidence and encourage consumers to start spending again. Spending what? Their cards and overdrafts are already maxed out, they are struggling to pay mortgages,the value of their savings if they have any and the buying power of eranings are being eroded by inflation and few people feel they have long term job security.

Inflation will damage recovery far more than raising interest rates a couple of points.

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Portugal looks set to become latest eurozone member to be threatened by speculative attacks in the bond markets as borrowing costs soar

The European Central Bank (ECB) has stepped in to the financial markets to buy Portuguese bonds on Thursday amid growing fears that the eurozone's rolling crisis is about to claim its third victim.

Policymakers in Frankfurt intervened for the first time in three weeks as borrowing costs on Portugal's debt remained at a level that proved to be unsustainable for both Greece and Ireland.

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Dominique Strauss-Kahn, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, has called for a new world currency that would challenge the dominance of the dollar and help curb future financial instability. In a speech in Washington, Strauss-Kahn argued that the reserves that member countries held with the fund could be used, instead of the dollar, to price ...
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10 February 2011

Not a lot of reading today because a silly cock up deleted the first page we put together.

Council Fat Cats Ensure The Poor Sufferby Ross Clarke
We are, of course, all in this together. It is just that an awful lot of people feel that while they are drowning in the deep end, they can see David Cameron happily splashing about in the shallows.

I certainly felt that way when I realised that Cambridgeshire county council had selected my daughter's transport to school for the chop. Like many disabled children, she has a long journey to ...

Ed Butt comments: The wailing oif the Labour party about how the unaviodable public sector spending cuts imposed by the coalition government is typical left wing hyspocrisy. While Labour councillors and left leaning Lib Dems are complaining about hardship and blaming the government the councils they run are taking the axe to front line services in order to preserve non jobs in the politically correct social work departments.

So before you blame the coalition ask yourself, Who do we need most, outreach workers, alcohol and drug abuse support co-ordinators, equalities officers and community integration suppoer advisers or binmen, school dinner ladies, care home staff and bus drivers?

09 February 2011

A variety of stories all oin topics we have covered before. Which gives us a bit more time to get on with our world domination plan.
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The peace process in the Middle East is under serious threat as a result of the political instability in Egypt, William Hague has claimed. The Foreign Secretary said Israel's negative reaction to the turmoil in the Arab state is poised to exacerbate tensions and stall the already struggling peace talks. Speaking as he began a tour of north Africa and the Middle East that will see him visit five countries in three days, he said the peace process risked becoming a "casualty of uncertainty in the region". Mr Hague added that despite the opportunity for countries like ...

Ian R Thorpe comments:
And what peace process is that William. The one that has been going on for thirty years and every time it looks as if it is getting somewhere one side or the other launches a cross bordr attack? Or the one kicked off by Sidi Barack Hussein Obama, President Of The Entire Universe and Everything Else Besides when he made a stupid, self aggrandizing speech in Cairo that urged Arabs to overthrow the brutal, repressive but generally pro - western tyrants that ran their nations and make way for religious extremists to replace those tyrants with Islamic thocracies that are sworn to destroy wester civilisation and culture.

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Britain Faces Dementia Catastrophe
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More people fear being diagnosed with the debilitating brain condition above anything else than fear cancer or death itself, research shows. A million people in Britain will suffer some form of dementia within two decades, and one in three pensioners will die with it, figures suggest. Yet 12 times as much is spent each year on cancer research, and there are six times as many scientists working on how to treat tumours. Currently, as many as two-thirds of people who develop dementia are never diagnosed while the best treatments can only

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The US fears that Saudi Arabia, the world's largest crude oil exporter, may not have enough reserves to prevent oil prices escalating, confidential cables from its embassy in Riyadh show. The cables, released by WikiLeaks, urge Washington to take seriously a warning from a senior Saudi government oil executive that the kingdom's crude oil reserves may have been overstated by as much as 300bn barrels nearly 40%. The revelation comes as the oil price has soared in recent weeks to ...

This is yet another Wikileaks 'revelation' that merely repeats what well informed people have known for several years. It does serve to underlines the importance of continuing oil exploration operations in deepwater locations like the Gulf Of Mexico and in environmentally sensitive areas such as the Arctic.

08 February 2011

George Osborne's Levy On Bank Profits Slammed by Ed Balls
Coalition Chancellor George Osborne was accused of "moving the tax goalposts" by banks and of introducing a "damp squib" by Labour after increasing a levy on bank profits to raise 2.5bn this year.

from The Daily Telegraph"
The British Bankers' Association, the voice of the industry, said "constant chopping and changing" of the tax regime "risks making the UK a less attractive place for businesses to operate".

Ed Balls, the shadow chancellor, dismissed the announcement as "hurried and panicky" and a "damp squib" because the coalition had decided not to re-impose Labour's 2010 bonus tax.

He was speaking before the two politicians went head-to-head in the Commons for the first time this afternoon, exchanging sharp words at Treasury questions.

Mr Osborne said he had increased the levy to raise an extra 800m this year to make sure "banks make a fair contribution to closing the deficit".

John de Roe comments: How tiresome and predicatable to see Labour's senior finance spokesman attacking the Coalition for not punishing the banks severely enough when Labour, the party of academics, lawyers, media professionals, greedy capitalists, public sector managers and anyone else who has never done a day's labour in their life throughout their thirteen years in office bent over backwards to help the banks steal money from their customers.

Hypocrites.

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China Raises Interest Rates To Curb Inflation

The Chnese government has raised interest rates on the last day of the Chinese New Year holiday to try to temper inflation as the country returns to work after the holiday.

The Shanghai Composite Index is due to reopen on Wednesday after a week's holiday. The move is an attempt by the Chinese central bank to signal its determination to keep inflation in check. By raising the one-year lending rate to 6.06pc from 5.81pc and the deposit rate to 3pc from 2.75pc they hope to cool inflationary pressures.

The Hang Seng index in Hong Kong, which reopened on Monday, responded by dipping slightly to 23,484.3 points, a drop of 0.3pc. The latest interest rate rise was expected. Chinese policymakers have tightened monetary policy over the New Year break for several years now.

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The Car Of The Future - And It Runs On Petrol

by Xavier Connolly

The Car Of The Future - And It Runs On Petrol
How long have those research grant phishing, statistics rigging, peer review fiddling sciencyheads been telling us the car of the future would be powered by electricity? This was despite their best efforts after Squillions of Dollars, Pounds, Euros and Yen only having produced a hybrid that required both an electric motor and an internal combusion unit to get you home. Or a car that had a battery pack so big and heavy that there was not only no room in the car for a back seat, kids, dog, grandma or shopping and it would only get you to the end of your drive before needing recharging. Or a car that could get you almost a hunded miles provided the journey was on absolutely level roads, you travelled at a constant speed - no stopping, starting, overtaking or playing the radio or was followed by a 40 ton Mack Truck (like the one in Spielberg's film Duel) which haled the portable nuclear power plant needed to keep the Electric Car going.

Well we know how good scientists predictions are don't we. So nobody will be surprised if I tell you those clever engineers at Volkswagen have created a different sort of supercar and it is powrered by petrol or gas as the Americans say. The prototype is small and lightweight, with the tinyiest, most economical engine ever used to power anything bigger than a model plane. It is not fast, but designed in the spirit of engineering pioneers like the 1929 Burney Streamliner, Buckminster Fullers 1933 Dymaxion and the 1937 Mercedes Avus Stromlinie. VWs 21st-century streamliner, the XL1 is honed not for speed as its pioneering predecessors were but to meet the needs of future motorists in a world where oil is scarce and hideously expensive. The prototype can achieve an astonishing 313mpg.

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07 February 2011

Racism and Equality Special
edited by Profanicus Maximus

If you are British and interested in politics or current affairs you will probably have heard of a racist little piece of shit named Trevor Phillips. He is chairperson of the Equalities Commission and his job as he sees it is to ensure some of the animals are more equal than others.

Phillips lost contact with sanity many years ago. Throughout the past two decades he has tried to make a case for running government policy in the UK as if racism was the only social problem we have. Phillips has worked tirelessly to bring to Britain the same kind of acial tensions as divide society so destructivly in the USA.

The lastest torrent of verbal arse dribble to spew forth from Phillips sees him claiming the credit crunch was caused by the racism of bankers.

US Racist Bankers To Blame For Credit Crunch Says Head Of Equalities Commission

The failure of racist American bankers to provide black home owners with fair mortgages fuelled the financial crisis, Trevor Phillips, the equalities chief, will claim in a major speech this week.

Calling on the Government to ensure that the programme of public sector cuts does not fall disproportionately on minorities, Mr Phillips will warn that discrimination can have unexpected economic consequences.

Addressing the Policy Exchange think tank, he will argue that the phenomenon of subprime home loans, which led to the 2008 banking collapse, emerged because even wealthy black families could not obtain regular mortgages.

A number of banks involved in the crash, including Lehman Brothers and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), were over reliant on toxic subprime loans to customers who could not afford to ...

Among the lies, misrepresentatons and distortions Philips will try to sell to his receptive audience is this: I know it's not a thing that the bankers and economists like to talk about, but the American financial crisis was precipitated at least in part by racial prejudice. Why were so many minority families taking these expensive loans? Because discrimination left them with no choice. Absolutely untrue. Banks offered loans to members of ethnic minorities they knew were unsafe clients simply because they were afraid of being branded institutionally racist by shits like Trevor Phillips and the loony leftie politicians who have handed this otherwise unemployable troublemakers sinecure after sinecure on he strength of his one qualification, his colour.

And it was the politically correct housing policies of loony lefties at national and local level that did a lot to stigmatise people who dwelt in rented property.

In the week David Cameron has joined Angela Merkel in pronouncing the leftist experiment in multiculturalism dead it will be resassuring to many self hating, western civilisation hating lefties to see Trevor Phillips is still cherleading for the cration of an anti - white, anti - British political elite.

The sheer Naziism of this self serving little snake felcher make the BNP look almost acceptable.

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The Government should consider withdrawing Britain from the European Court of Human Rights, an influential think tank said.

Too bloody right it should. The human rights hustlers are all shits. (see above).

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And while Trevor Phillips is trying to create a caring post racist Britain in which the worst crime will be for a white man to fail to make his wife and daughters availble for the local blacks to gand bang, the sexual harrassment branch of the politically correct Thought Police are conducting their own war on common sense.
Boris Johnson writes in The Daily Telegraph
Maybe I have this all wrong. It could be that Mr Konstantinos Kalomoiris will one day join the Tolpuddle Martyrs in the pantheon of those who have fought for the rights of working people [ ... ] After three slaps on the bottom he took a stand, on behalf of himself and his entire gender. No matter that the bottom-patter (alleged) had worked for 40 years for the firm, with an "unblemished record". Never mind that she was a 68-year-old woman, who insisted that she had only "touched his back in a caring way, like a mother or grandmother".

Well another fucking great triumph in the war against sexism there. 40 year old bloke proves men can be just as pathetic, whiney and hypersensitive in the workplace as women.

It it any wonder employers are reluctant to hire such useless turds.

05 February 2011

Wikileaks: American President Gave Britain's Secrets To Russia To Secure A Deal

Daily Telegraph Exclusive: The US secretly agreed to give the Russians sensitive information on Britains nuclear deterrent to persuade them to sign a key treaty, The Daily Telegraph can disclose...

Information about every Trident missile the US supplies to Britain will be given to Russia as part of an arms control deal signed by President Barack Obama next week. Defence analysts claim the agreement risks undermining Britains policy of refusing to confirm the exact size of its nuclear arsenal.

The fact that the Americans used British nuclear secrets as a bargaining chip also sheds new light on the so-called special relationship, which is ...

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Tens of millions of pounds of overseas aid was stolen and spent on plasma televisions and luxury goods by corrupt regimes.

Meanwhile The Guardian was full of praise for the upstart colonial who is so eager to stab Britain in the back: Has Obama Given Up On A Nuclear Free World

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Ed Butt comments:
The point about the START treaty the media are determined to overlook is that Obie's agreement to reduce nuclear weapons involves the US crapping functional kit while Russia will only be scrapping obsolete and FUBAR missiles.

And while on the topic, wasn't it nice of the President to give Russia details of Britain's deterrant in order that he might pose as the great peacemaker.

Special relationship my arse. London is still the world's leading currency trading centre. I say let's trash the US$.

As for the revelation that $ billions of money given as aid to banana republics has been stolen by tinpot dictators and distributed among their families and supporters to be spent on ... well Plasma TVs seems a tad trivial, let's say gold plated Ferraris, luxury yachts and sex slaves is no surprise to anyone who has a grip on reality.

The only question here is why western politicians continue to suck up to these swaggering popinjays. When we want anything in return they stab us in the back. Down with the New World Order.

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Cameron Says Multiculturalism Has Failed: Muslims Must Embrace Our Values

British Muslims must subscribe to mainstream values of freedom and equality, David Cameron will say as he declares that the doctrine of multiculturalism has failed and will be abandoned. Entering the debate on national identity and religious tolerance, the Prime Minister will declare an end to passive tolerance of divided communities, and say that members of all faiths must integrate into wider society and accept core values. To be British is to believe in freedom of speech and religion, democracy and equal rights regardless of race, sex or sexuality, he will tell his audience.
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Ed Butt comments: See above. The Daily Stirrer has been encouraged by the coalition's apparent willingness to jetisson the idiocies of multiculturealism but so far there seems to be no matching commitment to rolling back the states usurpation of the role of parents, the meddling in our provate lives and the left wing indoctrination programme that passes for a national curriculum in state schools.

Dave still has a long way to go before we will trust him.

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04 February 2011
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03 February 2011

No news worthy of comment today so we are not bringing you the usual Daily Stirrer selection. Instead we have had a new report on Higher Educatiuon from Harvard University pointed out to us. Although we were well ahead on this issue it's nice to know the world's leading (ahem) academics catch up with us old gits eventually.

Have Governments Put Too Much Resource Into Higher Education

by Xavier CDonnolly, John de Roe and Ian R Thorpe, 3 February 2011

For a couple of decades governments have been pushing the idea that higher education and a university degree are the only roads to career success, prosperity and happiness. Since we began putting The Daily Stirrer on line two years ago and before that when Ian wrote Little Nicky Machiavelli blog we have argued that university education is not the be all and end all. Can it really be that incurring tens of thousands of pounds or dollars in debt to attend an educational institution where most of what you learn will not be relevant to a career in business, industry or public service is a bad investment?

Well The Daily Stirrer has always thought the amount of pressure put on young people to enroll on university courses was directly related to the decay of the business and industrial base in some western nations, in fact it was nothing but a ruse to keep people out of the jobs market and make unemployment statistics look, if not respectable, certainly less bad.

As usual what The Daily Stirrer was saying last year (and the year before that) is what our leaders, politicians and the academics who advise them are saying today or will be saying tomorrow. A new report released by Harvard University magazine Harvard Wednesday states in some of the strongest terms yet that such a university for all emphasis may actually harm many students by preventing them from having a smooth transition from adolescence to the work place.

A new report released by Harvard Wednesday states in some of the strongest terms yet that such a college for all emphasis may actually harm many American students keeping them from having a smooth transition from adolescence to adulthood and a viable career It would be fine if we had an alternative system [for students who dont get college degrees], but were virtually unique among industrialized countries in terms of not having another system and relying so heavily on higher education, says Robert Schwartz, who heads the Pathways to Prosperity project at Harvards Graduate School of Education. Emphasizing college as the only path may actually cause some students who are bored in class but could enjoy learning thats more entwined with the workplace to drop out, he adds. If the image [of college] is more years of just sitting in classrooms, thats not very persuasive. The United States can learn from other countries, particularly in northern Europe, Professor Schwartz says. In Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, and Switzerland, for instance, between 40 and 70 percent of high-schoolers opt for programs that combine classroom and workplace learning, many of them involving apprenticeships. These pathways result in a qualification that has real currency in the labor market If we persist with the illusion that everyone is going to college, then were cheating those kids who arent going, Professor Ferguson says. A majority of the workforce does not have a college degree, and a majority of the things those people do are going to continue not requiring a college degree.

The Daily Stirrer has covered this topic many times from different angles ... Read the full version of this article together with links to most of our higher education posts University Education Oversold

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02 February 2011

The Climate Strikes Back

by Xavier Connolly
Australians Flee Catastrophic Cyclone Winter Storm Batters America The Daily Stirrer has always said our problems with climate instability were far too complex for the simple, pedantic minds of the scientists who tried to reduce the problem to one element that could easily be expressed in mathematical equations or depicted in graphs.

For some years now the debate has been dominated by a group of scientists who style themselves 'climate scientists' though they are from backgrounds as diverse as physics, astrology, psychology and some have purused careers in such fields as railway network managers, public relations, history, journalism and advertizing and so are not by any stretch of the imagination scientists.

Sad to say their mathematical models have come unstuck, the climate has proved unpredicable and the case for carbon dioxide driven global warming which was being used to justify imposition of draconian taxes on everything has collapsed.

We are in for a period of chaotic changes in weather patterns it seems. The reasons for this are not known and are certainly not simple. Human activity may be something to do with it but we are more likely to be affecting the climate through deforestation, urbanisation and simply more people on the planet than it's eco system can cope with than through a marginal increase in a trace gas in air.

Some say the chaotic weather events are part of a natural cycle, some ascribe them to sun spot activity and others think the precessional cycle may be influencing climate mechanisms. We do not truly know.

Do we trust the climate scientists then, having seen that they were willing to collude with the political establishment, big business and big finance in order to gain money, power and control over human communities. Or should we perhaps put more faith in our ability as a pecies to survive and adapt as nature will adapt.

Science can posit theories but it is engineers like myself who will provide the solutions as we prepare to ride out the storm. Engineers you see spend our time dealing with real probems in the real world.

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Al Qaeda Planning A Nuclear Dirty Bomb Attack?

by Ed Butt

Al Qaeda Is Planning A Dirty Bomb Al-Qaeda is actively tring to secure nuclear material and recruiting rogue scientists to build a radioactive "dirty" bomb, according to leaked diplomatic documents.

A leading atomic regulator has privately warned that the world stands on the brink of a "nuclear 9/11".

Security briefings suggest that jihadi groups are also close to producing "workable and efficient" biological and chemical weapons that could kill thousands if unleashed in attacks on the West.

Thousands of classified American cables obtained by the WikiLeaks website and passed to The Daily Telegraph detail the international struggle to stop the spread of weapons-grade nuclear, chemical and biological material around the globe.

At a Nato meeting in January 2009, security chiefs ...

The first thing to remember about this fear and panic story is a dirty bomb is not a hydrogen bomb. What we are talking about is low level nuclear waste, nasty stuff to be sure but not likely to cause the widespread death and destruction that would result from a strike with tactical nulclear weapons.

So you can file dirty bomb fear and panic with Swine Flu fear and panic. We are told it's the end of civilisation asd we know it but the likely result is a few people will feel a bit poorly. Not many people are aware of this but the notorious Chenobyl nuclear accident that scientists and politicians assured us would wipe out half of Russia has resulted in very few premature deaths while incidences of cancer in the surrounding areas are not much higher than normal.

Far more short term and long term damage was done by the leak of conventional chemicals from the Union Carbide pant in Bophal, India. Decades later children in that area are still being born with hideous deformities due to their parents having ingested toxic chemicals during their childhood.

Let's just keep things in perspective.

Personally I am beginning to wonder if Mr. Assange and his band of Privateers are working for The White House. The leaks seem to be revealing things that are far too convenient for the Obama Administration for it to be glibly written off as coincidence.

01 February 2011

Egypt Gets Ready For Biggest Protests So Far


Western businesses and intelligence agencies are concerned that Egypt's public insurrection may have a knock on effect, inciting protests in other middle east nations, particularly the Shia region of Saudi Arabia where the world's richest oilfields are located.

"Yemen, Sudan, Jordan and Syria are all experiencing unrest with dissatisfaction among both secularists who want to live in a more westernised society and Islamists who favour much greater religious influence in government. The greatest risk for the west in terms of both probability and severity of impact is in Saudi Arabia," said a report by risk consultants Exclusive Analysis.

Financial markets have focused on possible disruption to the Suez Canal, conduit for 8pc of global shipping but it is unlikely that Egyptian leaders of any revolutionary or democratic government would cut off an income stream that brings $5bn (3.1bn) a year in foreign exchange into the Egyptian economy.

"I don't think the Egyptians will ever dare to interfere with the canal," said Opec chief Abdalla El-Badri, adding that the separate Suez oil pipeline is "very well protected". The canal was last blocked after the Six Days War in 1967.

Intelligence sources feel there is less chance of instability spreading to Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province, headquarters of the Saudi oil giant Aramco. The Shia region boasts the vast Safaniya, Shaybah and Ghawar oilfields. "This is potentially far more dangerous," said Faysal Itani, Mid-East strategist at Exclusive. "The Shia make up 10pc of the Saudi population. They are deeply aggrieved and marginalised, and sit on top of the kingdom's oil reserves. There have been frequent confrontations and street fights with the security forces that are very rarely reported in the global media," he said.

Bread and Freedom
The cries of "bread and freedom", heard across the Arab world during the past two weeks, are not mere rhetoric. The price of bread has always been as powerful a driver of revolt as the denial of liberty. The latest reminder of this has come in Tunisia, Egypt and Jordan, where the lethal combination of joblessness and sharply rising prices for basic ...

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Government Should Slow Down On Cuts, Raise Pension Age.

At the Daily Stirrer we seldom hve anything positive to say about adacemics, particularly those academic who feather their nests by wheedling their way onto government advisory panels by laying claim to expertise only real life experience can bring. I lecture in engineering at degree level so am familiar with such people. And that makes me less inclined to defend them than my colleagues. Here is an example of why.

from The Daily Telegraph:
The Coalition should keep people working longer to help allow a slowdown in the pace of cuts, which would aid the UK's recovery, a leading think tank has argued.

The economy is operating at around 4pc under its potential, signalling the need to rethink the fiscal tightening, according to the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR).

"Given that margin of spare capacity, there is a case for promoting the recovery by postponing at least some of the austerity programme," the think-tank said as it unveiled its quarterly forecasts. "As an alternative to swift consolidation, it (the government) could raise the state pension age faster so that it reaches 68 rather than 66 by 2020."

Adding three years to the average working life would boost growth by 0.3 percentage points a year for a decade, said NIESR, as the labour force grows and money otherwise stashed away for retirement stays in the economy ...

Government Should Hold Back Cuts, Lift Pension Age

As usual we get masses of statistics, economic theory and mathematical modelling being used to obfuscate the fact that with employment running at lmost 10% (much higher if you count those who would work were jobs available but who have dropped off the official unemployment figure because they no longer qualify for jobseekers allowance) and unemployment among school leavers and university graduates reaching record levels all we would achieve by keeping people in work an extra three years is to keep people at the other end of the age spectrum out of jobs for longer.

This thinking does tie in with one plan that has been put forward, to raise the school leaving age to eighteen.

Such talk is nothing but academic empire building. Pupils who are totally pissed off with the cloassroom at fourteen are hardly going to stop being undisciplined and disruptive on being told they have to spend longer in an environment they destest so what is the point of making them stay on?

It costs more to keep somebody in a classroom or employ them in a public sector non job that to let them sit at home watching TV.

The coalition should end this kind of nOnesense now. Cut off funding for think tanks and use the money saved to fund tax breaks for manufacturing and hi tech industries. Britain can still compete when firms are hamstrung by a taxation system that punishes success and a buresaucracy that, unable to contribute anything, delights in its ability to obstruct others.

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The Taxman Is The Biggest Crook
Did you remember to get your tax return in before yesterday's January 31 deadline? If not then expect to be vigorously and relentlessly pursued by HMRC. It will impose an automatic 100 penalty unless you have a reasonable excuse; and that's just for starters. Further delays attract increasingly severe surcharges.

Then again, maybe you don't need to worry because you are among the majority who only pay tax directly at source through the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) system. Aren't you the lucky ones no need to spend hours filling in the forms in a state of increasing panic and spared the expense of hiring an accountant to do it for you.

PAYE is the modern state's most insidious financial innovation. It allows the Treasury to purloin your hard-earned cash before you have even had a chance to ... Read all


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    France Moves to Make ‘Conspiracy Theories’ Illegal by Government Decree
    Political elites and super-bureaucrats must be very worried. New start up political parties, dismissed as populist byt in reality listening to the concerns of voters are making inroads into the political status quo. New media investigative journalists and op-ed writers are challenging the official propaganda (and gaining an ever bigger audience). It’s becoming harder to control consensus reality.

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    Riots against police brutality in France after police put down protests against dictatorial Hollande
    Another anti-police brutality protest turned violent in the French city of Rennes, with masked youths and police engaging in running street battles. The unrest follows the death of a young environmental activist earlier this week. Not long ago we were reporting riots in Spain as police were overly physical in dispersing peaceful protests against the government's economic policies.

    Sharia law or gay marriage critics would be branded ‘extremists’ under Tory plans, atheists and Christians warn>/a>
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    It's Labour's Failure To Act On Child Abuse, Not UKIP's Poster That Is Despicable
    UKIP leader Nigel Farage cause the politically correct left to throw a collective hissy fit last week when fter UKIP lanuched a new billboard poster poinying to the failures of Labour councils all arounf the nation to act against Pakistani gangs weh were systematically grooming and sexually exploiting girls unfortunate enough to find themselves in the council care system.

    Big Brother Is Right Behind You And He Knows What you Are Up To
    No doubt the smug complacent bourgeois fools will shouth conspiracy theirist and the emotionally needy leftist Sheeple will

    bleat "racist bigot" (they always bleat "racist bigot" but it is not alarmist to say the UK is slowly becoming a totalitarian state. What else can we calli our nation if anti - terror laws are being used prosecute people for low-level offences such as Television licence dodging.

    Top Yorkshire cop 'likely' to face investigation over Rotherham abuse scandal
    Shaun Wright, the police officer who tried to wriggle out of taking responsibility for his role in the Rotherham sex abuse scandal but was forced to resign three weeks after the release of the Jay Report into the sexual exploitation of 1,400 children in the town is now likely to be the subject of a criminal investigation we learned today.

    UKIP Withstands Euro-Attack, Reforms EFDD Group Just Days After 'Blackmail
    Just a few days after an underhanded and undemocratic move to sideline the European Parliament (EP) anti-federalist group, the eurosceptics have outflanked neo - Nazi EP boss Martin Schulz by signing a new member. Formerly independent MEP Robert Iwaszkiewicz said he had joined in protest against undemocratic EU leadership.

    Barack Obama: Idiot, Sociopath, Traitor or Does He have Antisocial Personality Disorder?
    from The Daily Sheeple

    ‘If you’re looking for our president to truly be repentant, or even penitent, when accusations of mistakes or wrong doing are flying at him from all directions, it’s just not going to happen. That would mean that he has to take responsibility for ...

    Prominent Oncologists says Expensive Cancer Thrapies Are About Profit Not Cures
    Tullio Simoncini (1951) is a doctor based in Rome who specialises in oncology, diabetology and in metabolic disorders (cancer research and treatments to us laymen). Dr. Simoncini has a track record for opposing the type of intellectual conformity demanded by the academic community and enforced by the media, which, he says, is often based on suppositions without foundation or worse, on lies and falsities.

    The ‘Internet of Things’ 2025: Your life controlled by the smart grid

    Among the tasks we set ourselves at The Daily Stirrer (which is put together by volunteer contributors and funded out of the site owner's pockey) is to keep enlightened people aware of what the super wealthy and corporate elites have planned for we the people. And from debt stavery to transhuamism, not muchj of it is good.
    One of the major areas of concern, for many years now among us contributors, and for many more people in the wake of the US and UK governments' obsessive collection of personal data by security agencies such as the NSA and GCHQ and more recently because it has ...

    Leading Academic Defends Role Of Universities As An Alternative To Going On The Dole
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    Are Publishers Finally Standing Up To Amazon bullies

    The death of independent bookshops has caused a lot of controversy over the past decade as first the entry of supermarkets and their limited ranges of heavily yped best sellers, and next the rise of online sales which focused attention on the authors that were promoted on television and print media steered book buyers away from the kind of purchases made on the strength of a catchy title and attention grabbing blurb. These sales were the the bread and butter of the independent booksellers and the way new ...

    Bulgaria Stands Up To EU Over Full Ban On GM Crops

    While cowardly British and French leaders kowtow to the forces of darkess pushing the federal Europe agenda and the corporations trying to control the EU institutions, it is left to the smaller, less powerful states that are more in touch with their national culture and sense of community to assert their independence is the face of corporatism and bureaucratic bullying. In the latest "up yours" gesture to the unelected bureaucrats of Brussels, Bulgaria has refused categorically to legalize the cultivation of GMO Maize in Europe.

    U2 Celeb Bono partners with Monsanto, G8, to biowreck African farms with GMOs
    Professional do - gooder and former rock star Bono (full name Pro - Bono because everything he does is for Bono) is very fond of strutting around the world proclaiming his love for Africa. Like most celebrity lefties he is a hypocrite; if he really wanted to help Africans improve their lot he would not be helping some of the most evil corporations in the world to enslave African peasant farmers while simultaneously kissing the arses and filling the coffers of the tyrants who are ...

    Emperor Obama To Destroy American Economy With One Executive Order President and Emperor Barack Obama is moving forward with a central component of his climate-change agenda, as the Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday that carbon emissions must be reduced by 30 percent at fossil-fuel-burning power plants by 2030 to fend off the devastating effects of a changing climate.
    The plan is actually set to take effect next year, but EPA administrator Gina McCarthy says the administration has a “moral obligation to act.”

    Electronic Neuroweapons Silently Torturing Americans

    President Obama has told the nation and the world that America does not torture. President Obama is wrong — and security/military/intel officials in his administration know it. America tortures. Not just Gitmo and Bagram “war on terror” detainees, but its own citizens.

    Each day, a nationwide scalar electromagnetic radiation “multifunctional” radio frequency ... read more

    Psychopaths in Charge – Maybe They’re Not Human

    You have probably encountered websites that talk about a race of repitillian shapeshifting superbeings who have ruled the world for thosands of years and even now are manipulating us towards global government and the enslavement of the masses. Nuters, you probably thought. I agree, but there is definitely something not fully human about the psychopaths who are running our planet,
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    More On Those Links Between Corrupt Government And Pfizer Monoplists

    After David Cameron was criticised for promoting the takeover of British based pharmaceutical company Astra Zeneca and American Big Pharma herdon pill maker and corporate asset stripper Pfize and the leaking yesterday of documents which prove financial links between government officials overseeing the takeover attempt and the American corporation, the whole business has come under further scrutiny.
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    The Best foods for protien are not those you have been told.
    Another group of scientists proved to be crooks and liars interested more in promoiting the profits or corporations that provide their funding? Well that's the way it looks as evidence mounts that intensively farmed produce, particularly meat and dairy goods are not as rich in nutrients as when our ancestors ate meat and milk or cheese from naturally grazed cattle or eggs from free range hens.

    Another Pompous, Arrogant Bigot Slags Off Homeopathy. What Do They Hope To Gain
    The argument about homeopathy is raging again. An article in a leading newspapers says oponents of homeopathic medicine must never tire of explaining that it doesn't work. But when these science fanboys come up against an articulate defender of homeopathy, they rapidly descent to trying to shout down any opinion that differs from theirs

    Long Term Use of Paracetmol Can Injure or Kill
    More news from the great healthcare scam and it isn't good. Independent research (i.e. not funded by people who profit from your doctor making you addicted to painkillers) shows that long term use of high doseage parcetamol can damage your liver more than heavy drinking. makes one wonder how much of the current 'liver disease epidemic' is due to prescription drugs rather than booze.

    Privatization of Water as an Owned Commodity Rather Than a Universal Human Right
    Corporate powers and the United Nations are planning on privatising water resources including rainfall, yes you did read that right, privatising the rain. The CEO of food processing bastards Nestlé spoke of the plan last year when he said companies like his had a right to make money from sellling OUR water, now those Stalinisdt shits at the United Nations and The World Bank are planning to steal the stuff life depends on.

    Measles Witch Hunt - Propaganda War Against Parents Who Refuse Vaccine
    A witch hunt against parents who decline to have their children vaccinated. Who would think such fascist tactics could be used by democratically elected governments in the twenty first century. Well elected (after a fashion) oiur governments may be, but they are not democratic. It is the bankers and corporate entities who hold the real power. And the pharmaceutical companies who make vaccines are among the most anti social of them.

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    Syria's President Assad Makes A Fool Of US Reporter Michael Isikoff In Interview
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    German Election: Will Another Term For Merkel destroy German Economy
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    German Election: Will Another Term For Merkel destroy German Economy?
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    Four EU Member Nations Have Agreed To Destroy European Civilisation

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    War On Cash. If You Want To Buy A Car Or Appliance From A Friend For Cash, You Will Not Be Able To.


    A geopolitical move by the globalist control freaks that began as a seemingly innocuous hypothetical discussion several years ago now appears to have become a deep state / corporate policy backed by a propaganda campaign involving some of the most powerful commercial and government agencies in the industrialized world. Throughout this omnibus web page we have called it the War on Cash.

    Sweden: Unemployment Among Foreign Origin Residents Five Times Higher Than Locals
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    Vast Majority of Americans Support Free Speech Over Political Correctness
    A recently published opinion poll carried out by Rasmussen has found that the vast majority of Americans support maintaing the right to free speech over the political correct constraints demanded by left wing extremists, while only 8% believe protecting people from being offended by the opinions of others is more important than the First Amendment.

    Joe Rogan - Will Artificial Intelligence Destroy Humankind?

    I worked in the Information Technology field from the 1960s to 2003, the first program I wrote was loaded to a mainframe from punched paper tape, and throughout that time, we were always 'just around the corner' from having machines that could think like humans only better. [ ... ] We are no nearer in real terms now than we were when my first program failed (it worked at the third attempt.)

    Merkel heckled by anti-refugee crowd at election rally
    There seems to be no boundary to the insane hatred of Europeans and Europe's civilization felt by the elitists who control the European Union's most powerful member states. According to unconfirmed reports from Gremany (but remember, EU covernments will never admite immigration policy has failed and is causing social problems), Germans in Germany now have a similar social status to that assigned to Jews in hitler's Third Reich:

    Need A Job? Sign Up With Rent - A - Mob
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    Assange To Prove Clinton Leaks Did Not Come From Russia
    If you know me from elsewhere, under my own name Ian R Thorpe, or from Boggart Blog, The Daily Stirrer and several other sites I have been involved in, you might recall some of the numeous times I have posted items to the effect that the alleged Russian connection floated by Hillary Clinton and her supporters to explain why a pillock like Trump beat her in the 2016 presidential election is bollocks.

    Only In California: New Law Would Imprison Health Workers For Using Incorrect Pronouns With Patients
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    Inconvenient Fact: Morgan Stanley Says Electric Cars Create More CO2 Than They Save<
    For the benefit of all the 'liberal' and environmentally conscious investors desperate to shift their portfolio to "environmentally friendly" companies dedicated to using their funds to avert a global warming catastrophe that has been "charging towards us like an express train" for the past twenty years but amazingly appears to be no nearer than it was when the Warmageddonists began crying "WOLF", we have important news.

    Why Are The Left Outraged About Trump Doing Things They Cheered Obama For
    The irony of the US 'liberals' outrage over Donald Trump's use of executive orders to get his legislation through is delicious [...] when we see democrats, mainstream media figures and celebrity atention seekers screaming about Trump's undemocratic use of executive order the first thing we think of is how the same people heaped praise on Obama when he paved the way for this despotic abuse of democracy by using executive orders to get his program through

    Genocide Of Ideas
    Television the director and former Monty Python Flying Circus member Terry Gilliam said he did not like anything among the recent output from Hollywood. While this made a refreshing change from the usual sycophantic, self regarding babble we hear from Hollywood people, Gilliam's point was had a wider significance that a mere comment on recent movie releases.

    Van smashes into pedestrians in central Barcelona
    At least 14 people have been killed and over 110 injured in two separate attacks in the resort city of Barcelona and nearby coastal town of Cambrils. In both incidents, the suspects deployed vehicles to run pedestrians over. In the first incident the driver of a white van struck a group of pedestrians in Las Ramblas (La Rambla) area of Barcelona city center, killing 13 people and injuring over a hundred. The second incident took place hours later in Cambrils, 100km from Barcelona, injuring at least six people. One of them later succumbed to her injuries.

    Backlash After Sweden’s Army Says Purpose of Military Is to Defend Gay Rights

    Just about everybody in borthern Europe knows Sweden is fucked. Following a public backlash at a declaration that the military exists to defend gay rights, Sweden’s army, showing the stupendous depth of stupidity engendered by left wing thinking, has promised to "never give up" promoting its support for LGBT issues.

    Maybe Trump Is Not Quite The Evil Bad Guy Media Told You He Is
    My blogs The Daily Stirrer and Boggart Abroad have reported the reasons behind Trump’s decision to end the CIA’s covert Syria program if aiding ISIS and AlQaeda affiliated groups. Few people outside of those who look to alt_media were even aware of this US State Department policy, or that it was instigated by Trump’s saitly predecessor, Barack Hussein Obama, who in his desperation to remove Syria’s President Assad was prepared to lie about the true nature of his beloved ‘moderate rebels.’

    Freedom Of Thought And Information: Quotes
    If the ruling elites want to establish global control they need to be able to control all information the general population have access to. The idea of controlling information in order to limit the ability to think and develop ideas served Hitler, Stalin, Mao Tse Tung and many other dictators well but was completely exposed by George Orwell in the novel ‘1984’.

    Why Is The Scandal Of The Awan Brothers Being Ignored?
    You have probably never heard of the Awan brothers, a couple of dodgy foreigners with very strong links to the US Democrat National Committee. Given the noise the Democrats have been making about collaboration with non Americans during the 2016 campaign, it is surprising that neither Trump nor any of his supporters have responded to the fact that they have been handed a baseball bat with nails through the end, with which to beat his leading detractors.

    Soros Ally Mayor Awarded UN Prize for Welcoming Migrants Kicked Out of Office
    Italians this week cheered defeat of a mayor who signed a deal with George Soros to turn the tiny island of Lampedusa into a gateway for migrants travelling from Africa. "Thank you, you have eradicated the Lampedusa cancer," read graffiti on the island after voters ousted Mayor Giusi Nicolini. Locals elected businessman Salvatore “Totò” Martello, who said during the campaign that he "cannot stand seeing migrants swarming everywhere".

    Political Crisis In Sweden Poses New Threat For EU
    The inevitable political crisis in Sweden loomed yesterday as embattled Prime Minister Lofven refused to resign over the government's "disastrous leak" of the nation's citizens' information. Lofven commented "I don’t want political chaos in Sweden, I will take responsibility and ensure we don’t get a political crisis." What he decided to do however seems more lioke kicking the can down the road that addressing the problem.

    The folly of world view thinkers minimum wage obsession.
    In recent years however, minimum wage legislation has become a sacred cow for liberal and left wing politicians. And of course the usual levels of hypocrisy and double standards we have come to expect from those on the left of the political spectrum are in play. A recent report by the US Employment Policies Institute showed that 174 of the 184 co-sponsors of a bill to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour hired unpaid interns.

    EU To Force Poland, Hungary And Czech Republic To Accept Refugees - The Daily Stirrer A month after the EU Commission took legal action against Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic for "defaulting on their legal obligations" by refusing to comply with the EU's refugee quotas," (i.e., accept migrants), on Wednesday the three Central European nations were again forced to defend their sovereignty after the bureaucratic dictatorship in Brussels went to the European Court Of (in)Justice in a bid to force them to comply with EU refugee quotas.

    Welcome to the Era of Artificial Intelligence and Technological Deceit
    Pretty soon, computer wizardry and artificial intelligence will allow video footage to be created that is practically indiscernible from the real deal. Add holographic technology, and soon a person apparently be speaking live on screen and you’d never know it was fake. The ethical ramifications of AI and technology are simply mind-boggling.

    London ‘honor killing’ victim ‘raped, murdered & stuffed in freezer for dating boy from different Muslim sect’
    The body of nineteen year old Celine Dookhran was found inside a £1.5 million (US$1.95 million) home in Kingston last Wednesday after a woman in her 20s who had her throat slit alerted police from hospital. Few details can be confirmed as yet but police sources say the attack is believed to have taken place because Celine had embarked on a relationship with an Arab Muslim, a court has heard...

    Electrosensitivity - the Wi - Fi disease.
    So you thought people who wear tinfoil hats are crazy conspiracy theorists? Not so fast there, some of them might actually be onto something.While these people are not tinfoil hat wearers either literally or in a metaphorical sense, the measures they take to avoid exposure to electromagnetic radiation (radio - activity) can seem rather paranoid until you know more about them.

    Soft Coup In The House Of Saud Spells Trouble For West
    What was a closely guarded secret in diplomatic circles and mainstream media is out of the closet now, even in the USA where criticism if Saudi Arabia is usually off limits. What happened last month, shielded from view by the kerfuffle in Qatar, was in fact a soft coup in the House of Saud as the Wahhabi Muslim fanatic, Prince Mohammad bin Salman, aka MBS, was elevated to prime contender in the succession stakes.

    EU "Sounds Alarm" Over New US Sanctions On Russia; Germany Threatens Retaliation
    Late on Friday (21/07/17), Congressional negotiators agreed to advance a cross - party bill that would punish Russia for its (alleged) interference in the 2016 election according to the Wall Street Journal. And while it seems improbable that President Trump would sign the bill if it reaches his desk, the loudest complaint about the bill to date has emerged not from the Oval Office, but from US allies in NATO and the European Union ...

    Surging Anti-Semitism in Germany Sparks Cry for Help from Jewish Community The German government, which for decades has been very efficient in downplaying anti - jewish feeling in Germany, is now being openly accused of abandoning its Jewish community. As a surging tide of anti-Semitism has raged through German cities where latge immigrant communities have been encouraged, the age old hatreds between Muslim and Jew mean that for the first time since the Nazi era ...

    Sharia Hell For White Women In US Cities
    America should have been shaken to its roots by the murder of Austrialian born Minneapolis resident Justine Damond. Being a good citizen Ms. Damond called police after witnessing an assault in her neighborhood. Minutes after her 911 call was placed Damond was be dead, after a Somali Muslim member of Minneapolis' finest arrived ass first responder to the emergency call, turned off his body cam and calmly shot her through the police car window ...

    The Genocide Of Ideas
    Interviewed on UK Television the director and former Monty Python Flying Circus member Terry Gilliam said he did not like anything among the recent output from Hollywood. "I don't know what they are about," he complained, "there is a car chase, a few fights, a threat to civilisation and the hero saves the world." Continuing to critique the formulaic Hollywood blockbuster genre Gilliam said films, books and plays ought to be about ideas.

    Chechen Islamic Police Now Enforcing Sharia Law On Streets Of Berlin
    A hundred Islamists are now openly enforcing Sharia law on the streets of Berlin, according to German police officers who are investigating a recent string of violent assaults in the German capital. The self-appointed religious police consist entirely of Salafists from Chechnya, in the Caucasus. The vigilantes are name-and-shame tactics and physical violence to intimidate Chechen migrants and dissuade them from integrating into German society;

    Majority of Italians Say Government Committing ‘Ethnic Replacement’
    According to two opinion polls published this week and several other recent surveys, a large majority of Italians want to see the influx of illegal immigrants to the nation's southern regions stopped completely, and believe the ‘ius soli’ law being rushed throigh by Italy’s globalist government amounts to a policy of “ethnic replacement”, enacted to boost the proportion of left wing, pro EU voters in the nation.

    Europe's Liberal Snowflakes In Meltdown As Renzi Says "Italy Has No Moral Duty To Take In Migrants"The liberal mask behind which Europe's political, academic and financial elite hide their grand plan to undermine the solidarity of the working classes by flooding the continent with unskilled, illiterate, illegal immigrants from impoversished and confict stricken third world nations took a massive hit on Friday, when Italy's Former Prime Minister and current leader of The Democratic Party Matteo Renzi, said his country has "no moral duty to take in migrants",

    Father of A.I. Shocks Everyone With His Newest (Scariest) Creation
    We are often told that 'scientists' have made some advance in computer technology and soon we will be less intelligent than the machines we created. Strangely, computer scientists were sayingthe same when my first program I was loaded to a LEO computer from punched paper tape just over fifty years ago. and yet we seem to be no nearer creating any software that can be compared to human intelligence, (nerds may argue with that, but nerds are not human.)

    UK Labour Party left denies plans to ‘purge’ anti-Corbyn members
    Rumours of a plan byleft wing extremist supporters of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn are planning a purge of membrs who oppose the ultra - left leader have been rife since the General Election in June. Party managers have now taken the unusual step of have denying reports that a group of hard-left Members of Parliament is orchestrating a "purge" of moderate MPs, according to The Times newspaper.

    France to 'ban all petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040'
    France plans to impose a total ban on all petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040, its new environment minister, Nicolas Hulot, has announced. We told you after the French elections the new president, grandmotherfucker Macron, was a clueless idiot who would continue the same politically correct globalist agenda that led to the failure of his predecessor Francois Holland's government and the near complete collapse of the socialist party.

    Fatal Courtroom Decision Ruins Michael ‘hockey stick’ Mann
    The defendant in the libel trial, the 79-year-old Canadian climatologist, Dr Tim Ball is expected to instruct his British Columbia attorneys to trigger mandatory punitive court sanctions, including a ruling that Mann did act with criminal intent when using public funds to commit climate data fraud. Mann’s imminent defeat is set to send shock waves worldwide within the climate science community as the outcome will be both a legal and scientific vindication of U.S. President Donald Trump’s claims that climate scare stories are a "hoax."

    UK Government Accused Of Covering Up Saudi Arabia Funding Of TerrorismA new report commissioned by David Cameron before he resigned as Prime minister has highlighted links between recent terror attacks in the UK and the funding of UK mosques by the extremist Wahhabi regime in Saudi Arabia, which "is heavily involved in exporting an illiberal, bigoted fundamentalist ideology." The report criticises Cameron's successor for "kowtowing" to Saudi Arabia's king by suppressing another government report into the funding of extremism in the UK.

    India's Cashless Society set to fail but slide to fascism goes on

    Many wealthy and allegedly educated people have never used a bank card. Most are incapable of learning how to use the cards. With people tired of corrupt, untrustworthy and unpredictable banks incapable of providing reliable services, cash is coming back with a vengeance. The economy, however, continues to be stagnant. Businesses continue to fail, businessmen have grown tired of corrupt and rapacious bureaucrats and an extremely uncertain regulatory regime ...

    "Italy Threatens To Seize NGO Boats as Mediterranean Migrant Crisis Intensifies
    The national government and local authorities in Italy are threateninmg to impound migrant rescue ships run by non - government organisations such as the 'charities' International Rescue, which organizes assistance for people trying to migrate illegally from third world nations, and Immigrant Policy Centre, which lobbies for open borders and has been accused of collaborating with organised crime networkes in people trafficking.

    Becoming Humandroids: Will We Let The Nerds Steal Our Humanity
    What could pass for a dystopian vision of the workplace is almost routine at the Swedish startup hub Epicenter. The company offers to implant its workers and startup members with microchips the size of grains of rice that function as swipe cards: to open doors, operate printers, or buy smoothies with a wave of the hand. The injections have become so popular that workers at Epicenter hold parties for those willing to get implanted.

    Macron's Dodges Press Conference - Says Mind 'Too Complex To Answer Questions
    ... many French voters are already regretting that they allowed themselves to be railroaded into voting for an untried candidate with little political experience. Recently elected French President Emmanuel Macron has cancelled the traditional Bastille Day (July 14) president's press conference because, he claims, his thoughts are 'too complex' for media questions

    EU Judge Accuses Brussels of ‘Imperialism’ as Negotiations Falter
    As negotiations on the 'Brexit' arrangements in Brussels struggle to overcome obstacles thrown up by EU bureaucrats fearful that if Britain is not seen to be punished for daring to quite the bureaucratic dictatorship, the aim of which was to force member states to surrender national sovereignty, it will lead other nations to quit the bloc, a former judge has accused the bloc of “judicial imperialism”.

    White House Says It Will Fake "Chemical Weapon Attack" In Syria
    The White House claims that the Syrian government is preparing "chemical weapon attacks". This is clearly not the case. Syria is winning the war against the country. Any such attack would clearly be to its disadvantage. The White House announcement must thereby be understood as preparation for another U.S. attack on Syria in "retaliation" for an upcoming staged "chemical weapon attack" ...

    Government Fails Jewish School Over Lack of ‘Correct’ LGBT Teaching
    A Jewish girls' school in London has been failed for a third time by Education Department inspectors who claim it fell short of requirements set out in the Equalities Act to teach LGBT principles in general and homosexuality/gender reassignment issues in particular. The equalities act, you may remember is a pernicious piece of legislation pushed through by ...

    Is Technology Replacing Mind Workers As Well As Manual Workers
    Think tanks, academics and economists have consistently underestimated the impact that immigration and automation on the jobless figures. As data on jobs and openings clearly shows, even without taking into account the effects of massaging statistics by, for example, reclassifying those unemployed for over two years and dumping them off the monthly numbers.

    Tesla Stock Hit After German Regulator Warns Self-Driving Cars Are Unsafe

    While the Tesla company and its Ubernerd founder Elon Musk have for several years been the darlings of the stock markets and the media, things may be changing. Like most technology startups, Tesla talk a good launch but fail to deliver real results. Since the cars launched to widespread admirationed at the elegant design, and open mouthed shock at the huge price tags and ...

    Sweden to Force Christian Priests of All Denominations to Conduct Gay Marriages

    In the Swedish governments latest insult to all that is sane, Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Lofven has announced his government will force all priests in the Swedish church to marry same-sex couples. Mr Lofven argued that it did not matter what the view of the individual priests was and even supports a motion to only allow priests who agree with same-sex marriage the opportunity to be ordained

    Social Justice Warriors and The Folly Of The Minimum Wage
    A report published this week calculates the jump in sales as a result of Ronald McDonald's new Experience of the Future strategy of replacing minimum wage workers with digital ordering and payment kiosks. As a result of legally mandated increases in minimum wages, the biggest employer of minimum wage workers will replace cashiers in at least 2,500 restaurants by the end of 2017

    The Rich Have Lost Touch With Reality
    The headline should surprise no one, what is surprising is how far the rich will go to cheat old age and . Another surprise is that some people are only just catching on to what is happening

    US Gov’t Proves Loyalty To ISIS And Saudi Arabia Bill To ‘Stop Arming Terrorists’ Gets Only 13 Supporters
    In a rare outbreak of common sense, a bill barring the US Federal Government from giving money and weapons to child murdering terrorists like the head amputators, slave dealers and human organ noshers of ISIS and Al Nusra (Barack Obama's beloved 'moderate rebels',) garnered hardly any support from either the Democratic Perpetual War Party, or the Republican War Is Good Business Party.

    Russia Halts Cooperation With US In Syria, Will “Intercept Any Aircraft” In Russian Areas Of Operation
    As we digest the news that King Salaman of Saudi Arabia has replaced his nominated heir, Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, with his son, 31 year-old Prince Mohammed bin Salman, prominent in the Wahhabi sect, the most fundamental and implacably anti Christian branch of Islam and a far more radical figure, whose most recent role in the Saudi hierarchy has seen him in charge of managing the brutal war waged by Saudi Arabia on Yemen.

    We Know What Inspired The Manchester Attack, We Just Won't Admit It
    In the wake of the Manchester arena bombing, politicians, public servants and the media warned against blaming the Muslim community. I had to defriend someone on Facebook [... ] My blogged response to the Manchester Arena bombing was that we should get angry, not at Muslims in general, but at the politicians, and law enforcement officers who time and again have failed to act against suspected (and sometimes known,) terrorists ...

    Sweden Sees More Than 50 Per Cent Rise in ‘No-Go Zones’

    Left wing news organisations are still in denial about the problems being caused in European societies by the unchecked influx of unskilled, illiterate immigrants from backward third world nations. We have reported in this omnibus page on Sweden, where the ruling elite want to replace ethnic Swedes and Swedish culture with what they imagine will be a lovey - dovey, caring, sharing, Kumbaya singing, head-in-the-clouds global culture ...

    Saudi Arabia Bids For Islamic Globalisation
    soon after the suicide bomb at The Manchester Arena, I felt obliged to defriend someone on facebook, whom I have known online for around ten years. So what did this sweet lady, who writes books on medieval witchcraft and calls herself a pagan, do to piss me off? She showed herself to be a hypocrite by posting a whinge about people reacting with anger and 'hate' to this latest atrocity; "I'm all about compassion, I will not stand by and see Muslims victimised because of this." Oh yeah? And what about the dead and injured victimised by a muslim extremist?

    This Is Bizarre - Italy's 5-Star Party Latest Flop For Anti - EU Movement In Elections
    After the disastrous failure by Britain's Conservatives to secure a clear majority to enable them to force a favourable Brexit deal on the Euronazis of Brussels after they had been showing a significant lead in polls right up to election day, and the entirely predictable but disappointing failure of Marine Le Pen in the French presidential election ...

    Russia Intercepts US Aircraft Over Baltic During NATO Military Exercises
    Russia conducted a safe and routine intercept of a US aircraft over the Baltic Sea on Friday, US Department of Defense spokesperson Capt. Jeff Davis revealed on Friday. "There was a routine and safe intercept that occurred during that [BALTOPS exercise]. This was not one we believe falls into the category of unsafe," Davis said. On June 6 Russia's Defense Ministry reported the Air Force scrambled an Su-27 fighter over the Baltics to to intercept and escort a US B-52 strategic bomber that approached its borders.

    What’s Really Happening With Saudi Arabia and Qatar Will Not Be Televised
    While mainstream media is in a frenzy over what former FBI chief James Comey will say to a Congressional hearing about Donald Trump's alleged links with Russia and attempt to shut down an investigation into those links, the UK election, Islamic extremist terrorism, football's latest multi - million transfer deals, etc., as usual the really big story is hardly being reported. We bring you the story from The Anti Media,

    US strikes pro-govt forces in Syria, shoots down drone
    The US-led coalition officially operating in Syria to 'oppose and defeat ISIS' has again struck Syrian government forces near the At Tanf military base where US and British military personnel have been training Al Nusra (and ISIS, the two are inseparable) US soldiers based in At Tanf reportedly shot down an armed drone outside its demilitarised zone. The previous airstrike close to At Tanf on Tuesday was condemned by Damascus and Moscow.

    More bad news for warmists: NASA finds no retreat of polar ice
    But the ice caps just didn't get the message, and, as we reported yesterday, the ice caps are just as thick as they were decades ago. Those poor polar bears photoshopped onto ice floes will be just fine, and the fifty million refugees it was predicted would be displaced by rising sea levels are comfy in their homes as life goes on in the usual way.

    The Demise Of Nate Silver's Infallibility And Data-Driven Journalism
    In 2012 some little statistics nerd named Nate Silver was elevated to the pantheon of Technological Gods, when he correctly predicted, having modelled the outcome of the vote on his meta - analysis of opinion polls, that Barack Obama would win a second term as US President. That was the election in which Obama's opponent Mitt Romney famously threw the fat lady off the stage long before she had even done her warm up scales

    Even Clinton Groupies Are Sick Of Hillary's Bullshit
    Six months after her humiliation by Donald Trump in the US Presidential Election, Hillary Clinton is still trying to blame The Russians, Bernie Sanders and his supporters, Wikileaks, Fox News, Breitbart, anyone in fact except herself. It's all bollocks of course, She was the one who lost the election, nobody else. When it was obvious that more than half of America regarded her as the most obnoxious, disagreeable, unethical, lying, piece of ...

    a name="http://www.dailystirrer.com/2017-may.shtml#170605-google">Google's New Ad Blocker? Here's What's Really Going On
    Google is not a search engine company, the search engine is just window dressing. Google is a data mining company that steals users' personal information to advertisers. When web users learned of the extent of Google's data gathering (spying) and invading our privacy they started to use ad blockers. This hit Google's revenue of course, until they hit upon a neat idea to consolidate its already-dominant business: block competitors from appearing on its platforms.

    So London's Muslim Mayor Sadiq Khan Loves Integration And Tolerance Does He?
    London Mayors links to terrorism and Islamic extremism exposed. When The Labour Party put up Sadiq Khan as their candidate for Mayor of London it was seen as a cynical ploy, it is well known that Labour voters will vote for a dog turd if it has a red rosette stuck on it, so obviously feeling confident enough to take around 40% of the vote for granted it was a politically smart move to pitch for the votes of London's large and growing Muslim population ...

    Voters were assured that Sadiq Khan despised Muslim extremism and would, as mayor, work to promote integration and mutual understanding. And when new medisa muckrakers such as Guido Fawkes blog found that Mr. Khan was not quite as clean as he had been painted (or whitewashed), mainstream media went into a frenzy of self righteousness, throwing accusations of racism and bigotry around like snowflakes in a blizzard. CONSPIRACY THEORISTS, they yelled at those who questioned Khan's claims to be a moderate, secular Muslim. As usual the 'conspiracy theory' has turned out to be true.

    Nobel Laureate Smashes the Global Warming Hoax VIDEO
    Nobel laureate Ivar Giaever's speech at the Nobel Laureates meeting 1st July 2015. Ivar points out the mistakes which Obama makes in his speeches about global warming, and shares other not-well known facts about the state of the climate.

    NASA Data Proves Trump Right to Exit Paris Climate Accord
    The science is settled, they kept telling us, and catastropic climate change is coming at us like a runaway train. If the sun don't fry you, droughts and famine don't starve you and rising sea levels don't drown you, then the UV radiation will turn you into a walking, talking melanoma. Of course there was no real -world evidence for this bullshit, only output from mathematical models of the climate, produced after the actual data had been adjusted.

    Trump Announces US To Quit The Paris Climate Accord
    Fulfilling another campaign pledge, US President Donald Trump yesterday announced the U.S. would withdraw from the Paris climate pact and that he will work to renegotiate the international agreement in a way that treats American workers better. "So we are getting out, but we will start to negotiate and we will see if we can make a deal, and if we can, that’s great. And if we can’t, that’s fine," Trump said Thursday

    Brexit Will Not Make UK More Exposed to Attacks, Says Former Counter-Terrorism Chief
    As the UK still reels from last week's sucidebomb attack which killed 22 people and left over 100 injured after a pop concert in Manchester, the former counter-terrorism chief of London's Metropolitan Police has said Brexit will not weaken the UK’s security measures or make the country more vulnerable to terrorist attacks.

    Majority of Swedes Think Media Lies About the Impact of Mass Migration
    The majority of Swedish voters believe the media is dishonest about problems mass inward migration and the government's 'open doors' policy of allowing in anybody who presents at the borders without even cursory checks has deliered in Swedish society, according to research presented by the nation’s Institute of Media Studies.

    Obama’s Climate Change Leaves A Lot To Be Desired It is customary for US Presidents, when they leave office either having served two terms, been defeated in an election, or of their own volition, to fade quietly into the background. This is largely good manners, for an ex President to appear to be trying to intervene on political issues and influence events or public opinion is not only undignified, it is socially divisive ...

    ‘Why is My Curriculum White?’ Campaign Forces Oxford Uni to Introduce Compulsory Black History Exams


    Britain’s oldest and one of its most prestigious universities has come over all Brack Obama and yielded sanity and academic impartialityto politically correct bigotry from a National Union of Students (Special Snowflake branch)campaign with rejoices in the title, ‘Why is my curriculum white? The snowflakes who are mainly white themselves but are too thick to have noticed that, are protesting against the alleged “Eurocentrism” of history teaching.

    Obama Trumped As He Tries To Persuade Germans He's Still President
    As the political system in Britain seems to be falling apart ahead of the election, the mess in America seems to get worse and worse because delusional Democrats just can't accept that they lost the election last November

    "Watershed Moment" In US - EU Relations, Merkel Says Europe Can No Longer Rely On America
    Only hours after Donald Trump infuriated Angela Merkel and the rest of his G-7 peers by refusing to endorse the Paris climate treaty, the US President has done it again. Hausfrau Volksfuhrer Merkel has now decided Europe can no longer rely on the USA to commit military support to EU nations that do not pay their NATO subs, should they come under attack, he has done it again ...

    Merkel Furious After Trump Refusal To Toe The Party Line Causes G-7 Failure To Agree To Agree On Climate Change
    So things dod not go according to the New World Order plan at Donald Trump's first G-7 summit, where the US president refused to be pushed around by leaders of second division powers including German Chancellor Angela Merkel and new French President Macron. The G7 was downgrated from the G8 because of Vladimir Putin's obstinacy in resisting Obama's efforts to depose the Assad regime in Syria, now appearsd to be heading towards further diminuition as the G6.

    Intelligence Agencies Admit 23,000 Jihadis Live In Britain; 3,000 Pose "Imminent Threat"
    After failing to act against known terrorist suspects and thus foil the two terror attacks to hit the U.K. this year – both carried out by jihadis who were known to U.K. authorities and were on 'watch' lists, intelligence agencies have identified 23,000 potential jihadis living in Britain, according to a report published in the Times today (27 May).

    UK Government Ignore Terrorists Linked to Manchester Massacre for Decades
    Salman Abedi, the Manchester suicide bomber responsible for killing 22 people at the end of an Aleana Grande concert at Manchester Arena was previously known to British security and intelligence agencies. In fact, as we reported yesterday, UK Security Services had been warned of his jihadist sympathies many times over a five year period.

    Democrats Russia-Trump Claim Collapses. CIA Director Tells Hearing Hillary, Not Trump Collaborated With Russians
    Since the defeat of Washington insider and the anointed of The Military / Industrial Complex, Hillary Clinton by billionaire businessman, TV star and all round loudmouth Donald Trump, the Democrats, bad losers like all left wing parties have been levelling trumped - up accusations of collaborating with Russia at Trump. It started before votes were cast of course, when Clinton's campaign accused the Russians of hacking private servers

    Manchester Bomber Repeatedly Reported to Authorities over Five Year Period
    In the wake of the Manchester Arena bombing it has emerged that police and security services failed to act on numerous over five years that suicide bomber Salman Abedi was a potential terrorist. Had law enforcement authorities not been such pussies thay are afraid of being called racist, Abedi’s deadly terror attack might well have been prevented, according to information from independent investigators.

    Hillary Clinton's Crimes Are Much Worse Than We Thought

    Congressman Trey Gowdy, who has a reputation in Washington for asking questions the rich and powerful do not want to answer has confirmed what was hinted at in a leak a few days ago, namely that the crimes Hillary Clinton is implicated in (including corruption, electoral fraud, abuse of office for personal gain and perjury) are "much worse than first thought." Details emerging from the investigation into her emails are soon to go public ...

    Let's Burn Down The Universities
    It should be clear to all reasoning people with the ability for critical thinking that a pattern of cultural warfare has been unfolding against the Western world since at least the end of World War Two. The contrast between what was then and what is now is stark and frightening. It should serve as all the evidence we require to make the final determination about what has been happening.

    ‘US, EU Kill People In Name Of Human Rights Concerns’ – Philippines President Duterte
    “There’s not even a whimper” when powerful nations bomb civilians or “invent” WMDs to invade other countries, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte told Maria Finosha of RT, in an interview this week. Duterte complained that the West pretends to care about human rights only when it suits the globalist agenda. Duterte visiting Moscow this week.

    East Libyan forces launch strikes after air base attack
    East Libyan forces have killed a number of military personnel loyal to the UN backed Government of National Accord (GNA) in a series of air strikes in the southern region of Jufra, according to reports from Reuters and AFP, three days after dozens of their men were killed in a surprise attack on an air base.

    France: Women In Paris Suburb Protest Over Sexual Harassment
    Women in an eastern Parisian district, angry at the failure of the city authorities to act on complaints of sexual harassment have staged demonstrations and launched an online petition (which gathered 7,000 signatures in 24 hours,) over what they call a “male den” in their neighborhood, where women are routinely subjected to physical harassment and sexist taunts.

    US-led strike against Syrian government forces ‘unlawful’ says Russia
    When news came that the Syrians were advancing towards American bases things looked serious. And then a US-led coalition strike on a pro-government convoy in Syria, branded by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov as illegitimate and representing yet another violation of Syria’s sovereignty, appears to have dashed any hopes of a diplomatic resolution to the conflict.

    Globalisation And The Destruction Of Civilisation
    Despite repeated assertions that this blog does not align itself with either of those anachronistic labels, left and right, our oppositions to globalisation (an attack on benefits the early trade union movement fought for,) and our support for controlled borders and strict vetting of immigrants we are often accused by those who like to label themselves 'left' (because it sounds cuddlier) ...

    Political manoeuvering behind India’s anti-corruption crackdown
    Although people in India are cautiously welcoming the ongoing anti-corruption raids on opposition party leaders and their families, viewing them as proof of the federal government’s resolve to fight corruption, others see what has been happening as amounting to a political vendetta by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party

    Oh Shit. Russian-Backed Syrian Troops Advance on U.S. Base in Syria
    As the latest distractions, the false flag cyber attack and the completely unsupported allegations from Democrat friendly mainstream media that Donald Trump fired former FBI director James Comey because the president has a sinister closet of Russian skeletons to hide from the public look increasingly risible, the United States' latest middle east misadventure is another step towards direct military confrontation with Russia in Syria.

    Murdered DNC Staffer Seth Rich Shared 44,053 Democrat Emails With WikiLeaks: Report
    Ever since Donald Trump defeated Democratic Party candidate hillary Clinton in the US Presidential Election, Democrats have based their efforts to make a case for having the result overturned on unsubstantiated allegations that the Trump campaign worked with Russian intelligence officials to undermine the 2016 Presidential Election thereby 'stealing' the White House from Hillary Clinton.

    Ukraine’s Breakaway Donetsk Province Seek To Join Russian Federation
    some more level headed commentators on world affairs have speculated on how long it would be before the leaders of the Donetsk and Lugansk breakaway regions would finalize their spilt with Ukraine by seeking to join the Russian Federation. The two regions in eastern Ukraine both have ethic Russian majorities and were strong supporters of the democratically elected pro – Russian government overthrown by a CIA engineered coup in 2014

    Rotherham Child Rape Victim Was Told Not to Mention Ethnicity of Attackers; Says ‘Authorities Did Nothing’,

    A victim of abuse in the now notorious Muslim grooming gang scandal in Rotherham, Yorkshire, said she first reported being raped when she was 13 years old, but authorities did nothing and told her not to mention the ethnicity of the attackers.

    NYU Accidentally Exposed NSA Encryption Busting Code To The World
    So how did that global cyber attack happen? The evidence points to its having originated in the USA and don’t rule out a false flag because the military – industrial complex are desperate for war in the middle east, so if some new terrorist group with a scary sounding name like Al Evilbastard death-to-the-infidel Front claims responsibility be suspicious, very suspicious.

    Former FBI Chief Comey Caught In Another Lie, He Buried Evidence Of Spying On Trump
    Evidence given in a congressional hearing revealed that former FBI director James Comey, recently fired by President Trump, seized and buried evidence that Trump was the target of government surveillance before he became president. Former FBI director Comey seized and buried volumes of information that demonstrated a wide-ranging government surveillance operation targeting Donald Trump before he became president ...

    Mainstream Media Ignores Big Story In Hysteria Over Trump Firing Comey
    The biggie in our view is the news that The Pentagon has asked for a big increase in the number of troops deployed in Afghanistan. After 16 years of repeating Einstein's definition of insanity by doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results the players who make up the American Deep State have learned nothing.

    Politically Correct Thinking And The Threat To Free Speech
    When I heard that the actor, writer, wit and raconteur Stephen Fry faces prosecution in Ireland for an alleged blasphemy contained in what seem to me fairly innocuous remarks, it reminded me that recently an anti blasphemy law was enacted in that so called liberal utopia, Canada. Blasphemy a crime in this secular century. What's going on?

    Brexit Is Germany Dictating to Britain How We Will Trade With The World After-Brexit?
    Germany offering Britain post-BREXIT access to the European market for an annual “fee”! Who do these sausage scoffers think they are? The German government might like to pretend otherwise but there are twenty six other EU member states involved in negotiating any post – Brexit trade agreement with the UK, and Germany is not overly popular with many of them.

    Fake News? As We Suspected, Mainstream Media Are The Worst Offenders
    We've heard a lot about Fake News throught 2016 and so far this year. Fake News is anything that was critical of Hillary Clinton and the Democrats, or anything that was supportive (even slightly so), or not totally biased against Donald Trump. Surrporters or impartial reporters of Bernies Sanders, Clinton's rival for the Democratic nomination, were similarly accused of using Fake News to discredit the Clinton campaign ...

    Yemeni forces destroy Saudi military outpost in Jizan province
    Yes, that other war in the middle east in still going on as Saudi Arabia continues its efforts to crush Yemen.On Sunday, Yemeni Ansarullah movement (the Houthi shia Muslim rebels) supported by Yemeni Army units loyal to Supreme Political Council (SPC) in the nation's capital Sana’a, attacked a Saudi army position in Jizan province near Yemeni border.

    Nihilism The Real Winner In French Election
    While the mainstream media and those who relish the prospect of living in a society best represented by the image of “a military boot stamping down on a human face forever” are celebrating the victory of the new Obama, the global elite’s office boy Emmanuel Macron in the French presidential election and proclaiming the death of nationalism, another, potentially more significant, story was emerging from the voting statistics.

    Liberté, égalité, fraternité, inshallah?
    If, as now looks certain, 'the empty suit' Emmanel Macron, the candidate with no partyu, no philosophy and no policies becomes President of France when the official announcement of the result is made, what will become of those French people who do not want Islamification to continue. Apart from being a globalist, pro European integration, mass immigration supporting apparatchik of the banking cartel, who know what kind of France Marcon's government will deliver

    Russia, Iran, Turkey agree on Syria safe zones, opposition cries foul
    In a move that excluded the USA and NATO from the decision making process on s middle east conflict, the major regional powers, on Thursday 4 May Russia, Iran and Turkey signed a memorandum on creating safe zones in Syria, while the delegation of the armed Syrian opposition walked out and shouted angrily after a new round of peace talks held in the Kazakh capital Astana.

    France Warns Media Not To Publish Hacked Macron Emails, Threatens Criminal Charges
    After a massive hack on the campaign of French presidential candidate, the former Golman Sachs banker Emmanuel Macron, 9 gigabytes of Macron-linked documents containing much potentially harmful information about Marcon’s personal finances were released on an anonymous pastebin website on Friday afternoon.

    ISIS Tells French Muslims To Launch Election Day Attacks
    ISIS has issued a 'fat arse' or whatever they call it, to Muslims in France to "kill candidates" and "burn down polling stations" as the country gets ready to vote in the second round of the presidential election on Sunday. An article published in the French edition of the terrorist organisation's monthly propaganda sheet “Rumiyah” calls on all Muslims in France to play their part in disrupting the democratic process,

    White South Africans Are Preparing For "Removal of All Whites Within Five Years"
    Back in March, the President of South Africa made a shocking suggestion, which left many white landowners fearing that they may face a race war in the near future. In a speech, Jacob Zuma announced that he wanted the government to begin confiscating white owned lands, before redistributing them to black South Africans. Zuma wants a “pre-colonial land audit of land use and occupation patterns” to help decide which lands need to be taken,

    Is USA Preparing For Nucreal War With Russia?
    That headline might look like sensationalist click bait to you, but the nuclear scientists who contribute to Bulletin Of The Atomic Scientists appear to think it is an accurate reflection of the US Government's current strategic thinking. The august joural that serves as the newsletter for members of their profession carries some very worrying news on US plans to modernise its nuclear arsenal.

    Macron’s ‘Deplorables’ Moment? French NWO Candidate Brands 8m Le Pen Supporters ‘Hateful Cowards’
    Front - runner in the French Presidential election and pro-Federal-Europe estblishment candidate, the former Goldman Sachs banker Emmanuel Macron has lashed out at his opponents supporters, branding them "anti-France" and "true enemies". In a moment resembling Hillary Clinton’s infamous “deplorables” comment, M. Macron took to the stage at a 10,000-strong rally in Paris to dub Front National the "anti-France party", branding their supporters "fearmongerers" and "extremists".

    Young First Time Voters Explain Why they Are Choosing Le Pen
    Anti-mass migration French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has, surprisingly, attracted majority support among young voters. Two first-time voters explained why she appeals to them. The pair Sacha T. and Baptiste L, are casting their ballots for Marine Le Pen. They are part of a trend of French youth rejecting traditional parties, complaining that neither the socialists or the republicans speak to the young, Liberation reports.

    EU Euronazis Raise Demand For Brexit ‘Compo’ To €100 Billion
    Tensions between the UK and Europe escalated overnight after EU negotiators increased their demand for compensation from Britain’s for the anticipated effects of Brexit to €100 billion, (You can imagine Juncker and Barnier, dressed in Mao suits, sticking little fingers in the corner of their mouth and in silly voices intoning “One – hundred – billion – Euros ...

    Survey Shows A Majority Of European Youth Would Participate In Uprising To Overthrow Status Quo

    So a majority of young Europeans would join the revolution and overthrow the rulting elite? Unfortunately the silly, dumbed down little twats have no idea what they would replace it with. NYT's 'Impossible To Verify' North Korea Nuke Claim Spreads Unchecked By Media

    In an article so laden with qualifiers it could have ben written by a couple of 'warmageddonist' climate scientists phishing for research grants, New York Times reporters David Sanger and William Broad (4/24/17) portrayed a Trump administration forced to follow the diktat of the military / industrial complex to the growing and impending threat posed by North Korea's nuclear arsenal.

    UK Police Arresting Terrorist suspects Almost Every Day - Estimate 10,000 Jihadis At Lsrge In Britain
    The Senior National Co-ordinator for Counter Terrorism has revealed that police are making terror-related arrests “on a near daily basis”. Meanwhile, a study estimates the number of Islamists in the country is “between 6,000 and 10,000”. Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu of the Metropolitan Police revealed the scale of the struggle police face to contain terrorism by home grown extremists in a statement to reporters ...

    Brussels Foreign Affairs Chief Mogherini Still Wants Turkey to Join EU

    EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini said in Malta on Friday that accession talks with Turkey have not been halted, following a Turkish referendum that gave President Erdogan dictatorial powers. Despite this rejection of the democratic principle all EU members are in theory expected to uphold, Mogherini still wants the predominently Islamic middle easter nation, to join.

    Holocaust Comments Made by Her Deputy Dent Marine Le Pen's French Election Campaign Progress
    Marine Le Pen's bid to emulate the Brexit and Trump shocks and in the face of adverse polling figures win election a risked a setbacks President of France received a potentially damaging blow on Friday (April 28) when her deputy, who is currently leading the Front National (FN) party leaving Le Pen to focus on her campaign was forced to step down in order to defend himself against charges that he shares the views of Holocaust deniers.

    Champagne Socialists
    I was once told by somebody who identifies herself as a supporter of the progressive left that giving dictionary definitions when a "progressive" uses a word or phrase wrongly is "something conservatives do." Unfortunately the people who corrected me were invariably wrong because rather than looking in Webster's or the Oxford English Dictionary they look only in Wiktionary. which at best only gives a part definition.

    Senior Kremlin Advisor Suggests 'Cure For US Aggression'
    The only way to stop the United States’ aggression is to get rid of dollar addiction, a Kremlin advisor said on Friday. "The more aggressive the Americans are the sooner they will see the final collapse of the dollar as the only way for the victims of American aggression to stop this aggression is to get rid of the dollar. As soon as we and China are through with the dollar, it will be the end of the United States’ military might," Sergey Glazyev said in an interview with TASS.

    The Charge Of The Anti-enlightenment Brigade
    I don’t know if many of you remember London's Atheist Bus a few years ago. It toured the city bearing adverts that read: ‘There’s probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life.’ and was a great success[ ... ] this demonstrates the Sheeple - like tendencies of those who claim they have reason on their side: the religious propagandist with the sandwich board saying ‘repent, the end is nigh' was always the subject of jokes. Why do the opposing side now feel the need to parade high tech sandwich boards saying, "no need to repent, the end isn't nigh'?

    Donald Trump's Latest Appointment Exposes hypocrisy Of His 'Liberal' Opponents
    We have said many times that liberals' and socialists' fondness for members of minority groups only extends to those minority group members who suppport every detail of the left wing politically correct agenda. The latest appointment by President Donald Trump to his administration proves this. The new Surgeon General appointee, Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams, a black fmale, would fill most of the criteria one would expect to make a liberal happy ...

    When The Robots Rule The World
    Economist and humanity hater (apparently) Paul Krugman takes up a subject that as a former Information Technology professional I have long been mildly concerned about. In these two blogs Futurism and Policy and The Conscience Of A Liberal) Krugman discusses the rise of robotics. How a big government authoritarian like Krugman can put a title that includes the words 'liberal' and 'conscience' to one of his justifications of economic Fascism is a testimony to the fact that you don't have to be either intelligent or even literate to be a university Professor

    ISIS touts chemical weapons attacks, but Iraqis, US play it down
    Islamic State may be on the brink of defeat in Mosul, but the terror group is determined to go down with all guns blazing. A few days ago the world was going crazy about the alleged chemical weapon attack by the Assad regime in Syria. But while European and American media and politicians were laying the outrage on with trowels, in Mosul, Iraq, the US backed 'moderate rebels' (the same ISIS afilliated guys as are our allies in Syria,) were attacking Asmerican and Iraqi government personnel with chemical weapons of their own ...

    Threat Of Major Scandal Prompted Early Election Move – UKIP
    Leaders of the (UKIP) have made astonishing claim that Prime Minister Teresa May’s calling an early General Election was done to pre-empt a series of by-elections that could be called following alleged electoral fraud. Accusing the Conservative government of “putting party before country”, UKIP appeared to suggest the scandal and ensuing disqualification of MPs could rob the government of its slender majority.

    Russian Long Range Bombers Fly Within 36 Miles Of Alaska For Second Day In A Row
    Like many people both in and outside the USA, our contributors hope for something better from President Donald J Trump, the businessman, the deal maker, than a quick return to the warmongering and belligerence of the Obama era. It was always obvious Trump would struggle to keep his campaign promise to disengage from Obama's wars, because Obama's wars were Bush's wars also, the profit engine of the military / industrial complex.

    France arrests two men suspected of plotting 'imminent' attack ahead of polls
    French police found guns and bomb-making materials during searches of suspected terrorist bases in the southern city of Marseille on Tuesday (April 18). Two men suspected of plotting a major attack days before presidential polls were arrested, sources with inside knowledge of police operations said. The weapons and bomb making tackle were discovered after the suspects – “radicalised) (i.e. Muslim) Frenchmen aged 23 and 29 – were taken into custody.The informants asked not to be named because they were not authorised to speak publicly.

    What economists will never understand about Brexit
    ... soon childcare become an industry and ruled young mums out of taking part time work. If you work, you need expensive childcare. The response to this was another bureaucratic voucher system consuming vastly more money. This gradual appropriation and regulation of just about every facet of life has destroyed the voluntary ethos and in so doing has destroyed communities and made people entirely dependent on mechanisms of the state. Our welfare policy is an extension of this. The nationalisation of poor people.

    As Uber Implodes Are Unicorns An Endangered Species?
    Unicorns, they're fabulous, beautiful, mystical and infallible. And they have no substance to enable them to survive in the real world. I'm not talking about the Unicorns in fairy stories, like Tinkerbell they will exist in the real world as long as someone believes in them. No, I mean the high tech Unicorns that have emerged from Silicon (Silly con?) Valley in the past decade. It will take more than belief to preserve their existence.

    All Is For The best In This The Best Of All Possible Worlds?The title is a phrase used to sum up the philosophy of Dr. Pangloss. "Dr. who?" you might well ask because few people today are likely to be familiar with Pangloss or his philosophies. Dr. Pangloss, you see, is a fictional character, friend and mentor to the main character in Voltaire's novel "Candide", his purpose is to highlight the foolishness of optimism in the face of reality.

    The Rise Of Populism: an Explainer
    It was obvious to anyone who has done even a little reading in the field of political philosophy that Barack Obama was a Marxist, not an economic Marxist but a political or cultural Marxist, whose thinking like that of The Frankfurt School and Saul Alinsky was based more on Marx's other book, The Communist Manifesto than on his impractical but good-looking-on-paper economic theories

    Freedom Of Thpught And Information: Quotes
    If the ruling elites want to establish global control they need to be able to control all information the general population have access to. The idea of controlling information in order to limit the ability to think and develop ideas served Hitler, Stalin, Mao Tse Tung and many other dictators well…

    As Middle East Analysts Focus On Syria's Alliance With Russia, They Forget Assad's Other Friend
    Since the Syrian civil war began analysts commented only on Syria’s alliances with the Russian Federation and the Islamic Republic of Iran. Both are important allies in President Assad’s struggle against Islamic extremist rebels, but they are not his only powerful friends. Interviewed by Chinese media last month, Assad called China, “a real friend, a friend that you can rely on.”

    FBI Director James Comey Tried To Reveal Russian Tampering Months Before Election
    When the eventual winner of the presidential election, billionaire Donald Trump (and the fact that Trump is a billionaire should tell you he's no angel himself) introduced into his campaign rhetoric the phrase "drain The Swamp" it seems he had littley idea how big, deep or rotten the swamp left behind by the Obama administration would actually be.

    Hungary Passes Law Targeting Soros University
    Hungarian lawmakers from Prime Minister Viktor Orban's Fidesz party approved a law that could force a university founded by financier George Soros out of the country despite a protests from Soros hirelings and condemnation abroad. The legislation passed with 123 votes in favor and 38 against, while 38 deputies did not vote.

    AGENT REFUSED OBAMA’s HUSH MONEY & Just REVEALED THE DEPTHS OF OBAMA & HILLARY’s TREASON
    In testimony last year to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, ICE Agent Taylot Johnson said she was stripped of her gun and badge without explanation after discovering fraud and abuse. She was then offered hush money in the amount of a severance package of $100,000 if she would just sign a non-disclosure agreement and quietly go away.

    Will Big Data" Make A Centrally Planned Economy Possible?
    Though the Marxist ideal of a centrally planned economy has been discredited everywhere both communist and socialist economic systems have been implemented, only to fail in chaos with the gap between rich and poor wider than ever and the poor reduced to penury. Both in theory and in practice, the notion of the all powerful central run by the academic and managerial class ought to have been completely buried.

    Left In Denial About Europe's Immigrant Problems
    In January 2015 The New York Times printed an article in which the author totally denied that there are "no-go-zones" - areas that are not under the rule of law but are controlled by immigrant criminal gangs and ruled according to sharia law by Imams linked to the gangs, and areas dominated by certain immigrant groups into which state security agents, medical staff and firefighters dare not go ...

    Moscow And Beijing Join Forces To Bypass US Dollar In Global Markets, Shift To Gold Trade
    Throughout this omnibus volume we have been reporting for several years on the moves by Russia, China, their allies and other nations in the Asia - Pacific zone to bypass the US dollar as the reserve currency for global trade. We have now learned the Russian central bank opened its first overseas office in Beijing on March 14, marking a majot step towards forging a Beijing-Moscow alliance to bypass the US dollar in cross border trading, and to phase-in a gold-backed universal currency of trade.

    Deep State Control:Free Speech Is Under Attack And Journalism Is Dead
    What has happened to the news. At one time the news press referred to itself as 'the fourth estate', a reference to the three estates of the nation, the government, The Monarchy and the church The news and commpent journals assigned to themselves the task of objectively and impartilly holding the others to account by investigating the background to events and reporting the facts. No more it seems.

    Police separate far-right & anti-fascist protesters in London
    Twelve people were arrested in London today as police and protesters clashed at an anti-Islamic terrorism rally organised by nationalist groups Britain First and EDL. The protest was held under the banner "London Under Attack," by Britain First, along with the anti-immigration group English Defence League (EDL), to “protest against radical Islamic terrorism.” a reference to the recent terror attack in London in which a police officer on guard duty outside the parliament building was stabbed to death and

    Russia Fears Possible US Preemptive Nuclear Attack
    American Intelligence Services like to brand Russia, China, Iran or North Korea as the greatest threat to world peace, according to whichever new conflict they are trying to sell to the American public. This thirst in Washington and the boardrooms of defence contractors for endless war is actually the greatest threat to world peace, stability and security.

    Swedish Man Prosecuted for Assaulting Muslims with Bacon
    A Swedish man has been arrested and charged with racism after being accused of eating bacon in proximity to a group of veiled Muslim women. The alleged offence occurred in the Swedish capital of Stockholm last weekend. The Swede, who has not been named by media or the police, is said to have approached the women, on a train while he was eating a bacon sandwich. He is alleged to have dangled the bacon in front of their faces

    Canada Ruled By Politically Correct Stupidity?
    On Thursday, March 23, the Canadian Parliament passed a blasphemy law specifically designed to protect Islam, which is unprecedented in Western democracies, where free speech is a right and freedom of worship includes the right to criticise and even mock all religions. Al-Jazeera reported on Friday, the previous day's vote condemned "Islamophobia and all forms of systemic racism and religious discrimination."

    Space Travel…Will This Eventually Become A Reality?
    The very concept of sending people into space has always been an interest to me, not because I actually believe it will happen, but just with the thoughts of how far we would have to advance, technically in order to achieve such a quest. I was reading an article which spoke of someone who was wondering if we would ever form colonies in space, and I felt compelled to respond. This was my response.

    Boat Migrants Landing in Italy ‘at a Pace Exceeding Anything We’ve Seen Before’
    The International Organization for Migration (IOM) estimates 20,484 migrants have arrived in Europe by sea since the beginning of 2017, with numbers now averaging around 3000 per day and increasing as spring brings better weather. These numbers put Italian arrivals well ahead of the total for the first three months of 2015 (10,165) and the first three months of 2016 (18,777)

    How to stop Google tracking your every move
    Do you ever get the feeling you are being watched or followed? OK, it could possibly be because you are paranoid but more likely you’ve noticed a few things that are just beyond creepy when you are using the web and particularly Google services. For example, has an advertisement for a product or service ever popped up on your screen just after you were talking to someone about it?

    Men Menstruate? Latest Dickheadedness From The Legion Of The Dickless
    Yes you read that headline right, the GayBLTQetc. lobby propagandists are now pushing the most preposterous idea yet in their determination to make unequal things equal. A colouring book aimed at children in the age range that use colouring books floats the idea that men can have periods.

    Wikileaks: Clinton Campaign Team Bribed Republicans To Smear TrumpThe latest batch of electronic documents release by WikiLeaks contain email that appear to show  Hillary Clinton campaign staffers bribed 6 Republicans to discredit Trump during the Presidential election campaign. John Podesta, who worked as Chair opf the Hillary Clinton campaign wrote to Huma Abedin, Hillary's personal assistant regarding the possibility of diverting Clinton campaign funds to various Republicans who were secretly on the Clinton payroll.

    Chemtrails Exposed - NASA has admitted weather modification experiments
    We know that since World war Two ended governments have been engaged in experiments to control weather, they know we know, so why keep denying it. Repeated denials of projects like chemtrail spraying and HAARP have only spawned more, and more outlandish conspiracy theories. So what is going on?

    Australian Aborigines and Eurasians Left Africa at the same time?
    One of the internet memes propagated a broadcast by the Church Of Scienceology cult, those closed minded people who believe science is infallible omnipresent and omniescent is the "Weez Aalz From Afrireekaa" fallacy, so when I spotted online an article reporting a news study which, relying heavily on guesses and assumptions, made a case that all humans living outside Africa were put there by a mass migration between 50,000 and 60,000 years ago ...

    EU punishes Turkey For Repairing Relations With NATO Public Enemy No1 Russia
    Leaving aside the current spat between The Netherlands and Turkey which is a different thing altogether, The EU’s diplomatic service is currently trying to punish Turkey for seeking better relations with Russia, after their supporting different sides in the Syria conflict brought the two nations close to war. It is true that NATO member Turkey has recently shown less commitment to the West, but there are probably good reasons for this ...

    Does It matter If The Dollar Is Replaced?
    While mainstream media in the developed world continues to agonise over the Trump presidency, the rise of nationalism in Europe and the threat they pose to the global elite, important changes are happening within the strategic triangle of Russia, Iran and China, which has been engaged in economic manoeuvres to replace the US dollar as global reserve currency for a decade.

    White Girl Is Burned Alive, 17 Black Gang Members Arrested. Mainstream Media Blanks The Story Remember how the Social Justice Warriors of the politically correct 'left' screamed when a young black man named Trayvon Martin was shot by Hispanic George Zimmerman, because it was assumed someone named Zimmerman would be white? Remember how they wailed and stirred up civil unrest when a black man was shot by white cops in Ferguson, Missouri, automatically assuming the the killing was racially motivated. more >>>

    The University Formerly Known As Cardiff Polytechnic Published List Of Forbidden Words Cardiff Metropolitan University formerly known as Cardiff Polytechnic may not be a seat of learning on a par with Oxford, Cambridge, Heidelberg, The Sorbonne or Princeton but when it comes to politically correct idiocy it is at the right up there with Harvard, Uppsala, University of California or The London school of Economics more>>>

    Things Are Getting crazier In USA As Trump Supporters Push Back Against Obamas Silent Coup

    A congressional investigation has revealed that the Obama administration channeled billions of dollars to activist groups through a Department of Justice slush fund scheme. “It’s clear partisan politics played a role in the illicit actions that were made,” Republican Representative John Ratcliffe of Texas told Fox News. “The DOJ is the last place this should have occurred.” more >>>

    Donald Trump Just Exposed Obama for HORRIBLE Crime! HERE IS THE PROOF!!
    As the first scandal to hit the Trump Administration, the truped-up accusations that team members had contact with Russia was splashed over mainstream media, American liberals were quick to claim (dishonestly) that the Obama administration had been scandal free. The “scandal-free” Obama’s may finally have just been caught red-handed. This morning President Trump took to Twitter from the Mar-a-Lago resort to reveal a HORRIFYING crime committed by Barack Obama right before he left office: Political wiretapping!
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    Are Spineless, Snivelling Liberal Scum Sucker Bringing Back Blasphemy Crimes To The West For The Sake Of Sucking Up To Islamic Extremists?
    All the signs suggest the Western democracies are submitting to presure from Islamic extremists and reviving blasphemy laws, but applying them only to those who insult Islam. We are still free to be obscenely disrespectful to Christianity, Judaeism, Hinduism and buddhism. Canada and Denmark are leading the way back to medieval religious oppression ...more >>>

    Jacob Rothschild Says Putin “A Traitor To The New World Order”


    Jacob Rothschild, patriarch of the megarich banking family, and a leading proponent of the drive to create a global authoritarian government made up of people drawn from the corporate and financial elite, has accused Russian president Vladimir Putin of being a "traitor to the New World Order". Evidence we have suggests the elitist conspiracy sees Russia as an obstacle that must be removed before its plan for a global government can be completed more >>>

    Katie Hopkins Reports From Hellacious Sweden, ‘Where Females Fear to Tread’
    A news feed filled with reports of the rape and assault of Sweden’s young women, some inexplicably streamed live on Facebook by the gang as they attacked. Other reports filed quietly away in a box marked unmentionable: the rape of a 12-year-old unaccompanied immigrant by a so called fellow 'unaccompanied minor' immigrant who later bragged he was 45.

    Junk Food Killing Kids? We often hear about the plague of obesity from talking – head ‘nutrition experts’ on TV, but less is said about the other problem caused by a diet of junk food. On a typical teenager’s diet it is possible to develop both obesity and malnutrition. On the flip side, you have malnutrition. According to the United Nations (UN) special rapporteur, Hilal Elver, Ph.D., the impact of processed food on public health is “alarming.”

    Report casts new doubts on WETC official story The controversy goes on, fifteen years later. While it ought to be obvious even to the most casual observer that the way the twin towers collapsed on 9/11 did not look as if it could be the result of a random strike (and Tower 7 was not hit by anything - well a careless sparrow maybe,) many people who should know better but are in awe of authority continue to scream conspiracy theorist at even those well qualified to challlence the official narrative.

    Oslo Police Declare “We Have Lost the City”…Islam Has Taken Over
    While attention has been focused on Sweden because of remarks made by US President Donald Trump, the apocalyptic level of culturally-enriched violence in neighbouring Norway and particularly in Grønland, a district of the capital city of Oslo. After years of unchecked immigration it looks more like Karachi, Basra, and Mogadishu all rolled into one than part of a Scandinavian capital. People sell drugs openly just next to the Grønland subway station.

    American Journalists Who Travelled To Sweden To Debunk Trumps Comments About Migrant Violence Run Out Of Town by Migrants
    Two journalists from Chicago who had travelled to Sweden with the intention of debunking Donald Trump's allegations that in Sweden's cities there are many immigrant dominated suburbs that have become trouble spots and 'no - go zones' for Europeans and that the country is a dangerous place to visit had to be given a police escort so they could safely leave an immigrant neighbourhood in Stockholm.

    Germany Facing Mass Blackouts Because The Wind And Sun Won’t Cooperate
    Germany’s power grid came close tp collapse in January because the poor performance from sustainables, wind turbines and solar panels which the Germany government encouraged heavy investment in, data from a major trade union leaked to German business newspaper Deutsche Wirtschasfts Nachrichten.

    Courts Quietly Confirm MMR Vaccine Causes Autism
    After decades of passionate debate, parents probably missed the repeated admissions by drug companies and governments alike that vaccines do in fact cause autism. For concerned parents seeking the truth, it’s worth remembering that the exact same people who own the world’s drug companies also own America’s news outlets. Finding propaganda-free information has been difficult, until now.

    CIA Admists Using fake News To Subvert Democracy For Decades
    Newly-declassified documents show that a senior CIA agent and Deputy Director of the Directorate of Intelligence worked closely with the owners and journalists of many of the largest media outlets. The United States Senate Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities found in 1975 that the CIA submitted stories to the American press.

    Left Complicit In Violence Ripping Through Paris Migrant Neighbourhoods?
    As rioting by immigrant populations spreads from the poorer areas of Paris to the city centre and civil unrest spreads throughout France, former special advisor to France’s interior ministry Hugues Moutouh has accused the left-wing political establishment of complicity in the violence raging through the country’s migrant-dominated suburbs.

    Infant Twins Die Shortly After Being Vaccinated, Medical Board Rules ‘Just A Coincidence’
    In this era of high tech health care and rapidly advancing developments of drug therapy, sudden infant death syndrome (cot death) is a rare thing in the developed world, around one per hundred according to World Health Organisation statistics. Given that, you might think the sudden and simultaneous deaths of twins might cause somne raised eyebrows among medical professionals ...

    PARIS ERUPTS: Many streets are NO-GO ZONES As Immigrant Violence Spreads
    Five large areas have been reduced to no go areas for the past five nights as masked men cause mayhem on the streets. Now there are fears the fall out from allegations of police brutality could spread all over the country as unrest in the city grows. Police were hit with molotov cocktails and the heavy metal balls used in the French game Petanque ...

    J.K. Rowling Goes Silent After Getting Challenged To Put Her Money Where Her Mouth Is
    JK Rowling, who wrote 7 great books for kids (and an absolutely shit one for grown ups) has become one of those annoying celebrities who thinks we all need to hear regularly from her on the topic of how to live our lives. she sees no reason why a superior being such as her should abide by the advice she dishes out to the rest of us.

    Corruption: Paraphrasing Johnny Rotten, 'Never trust a fahkin' liberal'
    As the 'liberal supporters of Barack Obama's hapless presidency and more recently the US Democratic Party's 2016 failed candidate 'Crooked Hillary' Clinton whip themselves into an ever greater frenzy over the hugely entertaining antic of President Trump, An editorial at Investors Business Daily may end up being considered by historians as defining exactly why the Obama administration failed so catastrophically ...

    Is a Global Wide Cash Ban Coming?

    Anyone who has been paying attention over the last four years knows the Europe is ground zero for Central Planning insanity. Europe was created as a union with open borders with the open flow of capital. However, the elites have clearly demonstrated that they are willing to lie cheat and steal in order to maintain their agenda.

    Trump Foiled Soros' Master Plan to Impose New World Order - Hedge Fund Manager
    President Donald Trump came to power just in time to prevent George Soros and Hillary Clinton achieving a secret Trans Pacific trade deal, that would have transferred sovereign rights to global corporations Wall Street hedge fund manager and financial analyst Mitch Feierstein told Sputnik. George Soros and Clinton Inc. were nearly able to declare the ‘New World Order’ complete" hedge fund manager Feierstein, said on Tuesday.

    TIME Magazine runs vile hit piece against Robert Kennedy Jr. for daring to tell the truth about mercury in vaccines
    When newly inagurated President Donald Trump appointed Robert Kennedy, Jr. to head a commission to investigate and report on vaccine safety, it was inevitable the Big Pharma Corporations, the big money interest behind them, and their 'pet poodle' scientists would hit back and try to undermine the initiative. That it would happen so quickly, with higly respected fake news publication Time magazine lining up its biggest hitters to smear Kennedy's reputation

    The War On Cash Intensifies In Response To Trump and Brexit
    It appears Europe is charging towards a cashless society. Just days after Davos’ elites discussed why the world needs to “get rid of currency,” the European Commission has introduced a proposal enforcing “restrictions on payments in cash.” – because only terrorists and drug-dealers need cash (nothing at all to do with totalitarian control over a nation’s wealth) – we are not surprised that this proposal from the European Commission would appear…

    French Finance Minister Says UK’s May Is Not In A Position To Negotiate With Trump You have to wonder just who the testicularly deficient little pen pusher of the failing EuroNazi project think they are. What do they not understand about Brexit that enables them to think they can still tell us what we can and can’t do? They may have got away with it while cottaging Prime Minister Blair or Old Etonian bum boy Cameron were in charge ...

    Obama’s Gone, But His Genocidal Wars Go On
    Continued fighting in Yemen between Houthi rebels seeking to overthrow the tyrannical Sunni Muslim government and ground and air forces of the SSaudi Arabian led coalition backed by the Obama administration in the USA killed at least 66 people in 24 hours, medics and security sources said on Sunday.
    More Obama war

    Inauguration crowd size lies: The Hypocrisy Of Mainstream Media Is Infinite When They Can Publish Shite Like This


    Trump and liberals exchange insults over wether the inauguration audience for Trump was bigger than Obama's or not. It's hard to know which side is lying, probably both of them.
    Liberal hypocrisy

    ‘Integrate or Leave’: As Wilders Surges in Polls Dutch PM Ramps Up Migrant Rhetoric


    Just one day after polls which gave Geert Wilders’s insurgent populist party a nine-point lead on the ruling conservatives, Prime Minister Rutte took out a full page advert and spoke in an interview with Dutch daily Algemeen Dagblad to tell migrants they should integrate or leave, and to issue a call for a return to “common decency”.

    Soros Is Responsible for Europe's Immigration Crisis Says Hungary's Viktor Orban
    With Britain's Conservative Government pressing ahead with a 'hard Brexit agenda, and the Trump administration setting abou demolishing the expressway to socialism Barack Obama had spent eight years contruction, there is a lot of speculation and precious little hard evidence to indicate where the globalist elite, having seen their ambition for a world government thwarted will go next.
    More Soros mischief

    Post Trump and Brexit, Predicting The Globalists Next Move
    Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has made the American billionaire and philanthropist George Soros for the current refugee movements in Europe with responsibility. "This invasion (of migrants) on the one hand steered from the tractor business, on the other hand of those (human) activists who support everything that the nation-states weakens,
    Globalisation index

    The role of cosmic electric currents in earth’s climate
    If you’ve been following the growth of the Electric Universe movement, you know that this growth is due largely to the power of a new paradigm to explain things left unexplained by conventional theory. The greatest surprises of the space age are not surprises to researchers exploring the role of the electric force across the cosmos. Nor is it surprising to see the electric force at work close to home, both in the sculpting of planetary surfaces and in the evolution of life on earth ...

    The Reality Of Globalism - World Trade Has Increased By Less Than 1% Annually In The Last Decade
    There can be little doubt that 2016 was the year the great pushback against globalisation and the push towards an authoritarian world government (NWO) really got off the ground. Fears that the world is on the edge of rejecting globalization and a global economy, with its false promise of prosperity for all and its reality of an ever widening gap between rich and poor have dominated ...

    World Bank Aims to Hand Over Seed Industry to Agribusiness
    Today Donald Trump will be inaugurated as 45h President of The United States, his victory in the November election having been a major setback to those dark forces that give the impression only one more big push was needed to drive the world into accepting a global authoritarian government. Trump's victory, combined with 'Brexit' the vote by British citizens to leave the EU, combined to make 2026 a bad year for the globalists.

    The Left In Meltdown
    As the UK Labour Party crumbles into complete disarray with it’s leader, the sixty – eight year old perpetual student protestor Jeremy Corbyn proving a more divisive figure than any of his predecessors, as he sacrifices more and more votes on the altar of fashionable causes, and the EU, natural successor to Hitler’s European unification project falls apart in the face of resurgent cultural nationalism, it is quite satisfying to see ...

    Fake News and fake Fake News
    The buzz phrase this past month has been ‘Fake News’ as over in the USA the Donald Trump camp have had to swat away repeated attempts to smear and the discredit the victor in the 2016 Presidential Election and supporters of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, unable to accept their team lost because people rejected perpetual war and ...

    Obama Has been An Inspirational President?Well He Probably Inspired More Suicides Than Any Other Obama’s greatest achievement perhaps it to have put Donald Trump in The White House. Whether you think this is a good or bad thing depends on your political stance. This blog is neutral, our view being that Trump can’t be a worse president than any of the three that preceded him.

    Over 4000 Civilians Have Died In Forgotten War.
    As attention has focused on Syria ans then on the efforts of the Obama administration, in its dying months, to avenge the defeat of the anointed successor Hillary Clinton and discredit the election victor and President - elect Donald Trump, and simultaneously demonize Russia and President Putin

    NEW CHAINS FOR OLD
    The problem with losing your chains is knowing what to do when you are free to act without them. The answer most people choose should not really be all that surprising.

    Former UK Ambassador Says Obama's 'Russian Hacking' Claims Are Bullshit
    Former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan, Craig Murray, who has always publicly opposed the demonization of Russia by United States and European Union official propaganda and has in the past collaborated with WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange to expose western propaganda as being aimed at persuading voters war with Russia and China,is justified has dismissed the CIA's claims that Russia interfered in last month’s presidential election as "bullshit"

    An Item In Todays News About US Gov't Internet Security Hack has Tipped Our Editor Over The Edge
    The US election was on November 8, by November 12 it should have gone away, but the Democrats, proven crooks and liars who crookedly rigged their own selection process to cheat a man who could have beaten Trump out of the nomination and ensure their candidate was the traitor, war criminal, liar, AND head of the Clinton Crime Syndicate Hillary Clinton as their candidate.

    Democrats Russia Hacked Us and Failed Recount Campaign is Political Suicide. The US Democratic Party’s inability to accept that they lost the Presidency to Donald Trump is turning into a slow polictical sucicide. The party that has always been quick to scream ‘conspiracy theorist’ to discredit critics of its dealings with oversreas governments and foreign billionaires like Soros has revealed in its efforts to overturn the result by claimING that Russian hacking influenced voters in favour of Trump.

    Oxford University wants to turn English into a sterilized Orwellian language
    Oxford University, one of the oldest universities in the world and, one might think, the 'home' of the English language is now, it seems, engaged in a New World Order campaign to destroy the English Language. It appears the finest young minds in society are so deeply offended by words that remind them men and women are biologically they, backed by their fuckwitted Marxist lecturers and professors, are demanding gender specific pronouns be abolished.

    I Was Right - Gravilty Does Not Exist

    Well OK, saying gravity does not exist is a bit of an oversimplification, but there is strong evidence Isaac Newton's theory of what makes things fall to the ground, which does not attempt to explain how gravity makes things fall, but only states gravity is a natural force, really misunderstood what was going on.

    France Falling Apart As The World Looks On
    France will elect a new president in May 2017. Politicians are already campaigning and debating about deficits, welfare recipients, GDP growth, and so on, but they look like puppets disconnected from the real country. Violence. It is spreading. Not just terrorist attacks; pure gang violence. The media does not dare to say that this violence is coming mainly from Muslim gangs

    The Internet Purge Of Politically Incorrect (aka truthful) Content Begins
    Facebook, Google (owners of YouTube) and Microsoft have long been known as CIA collaborators and it has been acknowledged that Obama's move in divesting the US government of responsibility for ICANN allows The White House to make outraged noises about suppression of free speech while using Search Engine Operators as proxies to shut down anything challinging US and NATO propaganda (on the grounds no doubt that challenging the politically correct orthodoxy constitutes hate speech.)

    UK Education: Ofsted, Not The Government, Is Blighting Poor Pupils’ Chances
    Experienced teacher say it is possible to teach effectively with that kind of a workload and although such working hours are common in business and commerce, people in those sectors do not have to deal with stupid, snotty nosed, hormonally hyperactive adolescents.

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