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30 April 2012

Green CausingEnergy Causing Global Warming

Fancy A Laugh? Here's a good story. A new scientific study says wind farms can cause climate change. The new research, that shows for the first time the new technology is already pushing up temperatures.

Usually at night the air closer to the ground becomes colder when the sun goes down and the earth cools. Simples

But on huge wind farms the motion of the turbines mixes the air higher in the atmosphere that is warmer, pushing up the overall temperature.

Satellite data over a large area of Texas now covered by four of the world's largest wind farms, found that over a decade the local temperature went up by almost 1C as more turbines are built.

This may have long term effects on wildlife and vegitation living in the immediate areas of larger wind farms.

It could also affect regional weather patterns as warmer areas affect the formation of cloud and even wind speeds.

It is reported China is now erecting 36 wind turbines every day and Texas is the largest producer of wind power in the US.

Liming Zhou, Research Associate Professor at the Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences at the University of New York, who led the study, said further research is needed into the affect of the new technology on the wider environment.

"Wind energy is among the world’s fastest growing sources of energy. The US wind industry has experienced a remarkably rapid expansion of capacity in recent years,” he said. “While converting wind’s kinetic energy into electricity, wind turbines modify surface-atmosphere exchanges and transfer of energy, momentum, mass and moisture within the atmosphere. These changes, if spatially large enough, might have noticeable impacts on local to regional weather and climate.”

The study, published in Nature, found a “significant warming trend” of up to 0.72C (1.37F) per decade, particularly at night-time, over wind farms relative to near-by non-wind-farm regions.

The team studied satellite data showing land surface temperature in west-central Texas.

“The spatial pattern of the warming resembles the geographic distribution of wind turbines and the year-to-year land surface temperature over wind farms shows a persistent upward trend from 2003 to 2011, consistent with the increasing number of operational wind turbines with time,” said Prof Zhou.

However Prof Zhou pointed out the most extreme changes were just at night and the overall changes may be smaller

It is just more scientofic bullshit of course and we are sure that next week there will be a new report from a bunch of scientists claiming the wind bolws steadily twenty four hours a day and therefore wind turbines are a wonerful source of cheap, non polluting energy that we can rely on for all out future needs.

Of course we could just vote out of office all the politicians who listen to this pseudo scientific bullshit, vote in people who have lived and worked in the real world and cut off research grants to the workshy dole bludgers who masquerade as scientists. The wind does not blow at the same speed round the clock every day and until it does (never) wind turbines are a waste of space and money. FFS it's not rocket science.

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ILO warns global employment situation is 'alarming'; Eurozone in crisis:

by Xavier Connolly The International Labour Organization (ILO) has reported that the global employment situation is "alarming" and unlikely to improve soon. The agency said that austerity measures, especially in advanced economies, were hurting job creation and the situation was likely to get worse amid slowing global growth and more people entering the workforce. They have a point of course but it is just not feasible to keep borrowing money to pay for the hiring of more tax eaters. The global economy was dysfunctional and something had to give.

High unemployment has been a concern in the US and the major sEuropean economies, except for Germany, for several years. and has hurt the global economic recovery Now the austerity forced on thise high consumption societies is hitting grown in the nations of the developing world whose low labour costs had enabled them to take advantge of the credit bubble inflated by western bankers.

"It is unlikely that the world economy will grow at a sufficient pace over the next couple of years to both close the existing jobs deficit and provide employment for the more than 80 million people expected to enter the labour market during this period," the agency said in its report. Data out last week showed that the unemployment rate in Spain hit a new record high of 24.4% at the end of March.Unemployment in France also rose for the 11th straight month during March.

The tough times will go on for the forseeable future then, jut as The Daily Stirrer has predicted.

The ILO report comes at a time when some of the biggest economies in the eurozone are having to cut government spending in wake of the region's ongoing debt crisis.The agency was critical of the austerity measures taken by Europe's economies, saying not only had they failed to bring down deficits but they had hurt economic growth and as a result impacted the jobs market. Needless to say these think tank types did not offer a way out of the situation. Taking on more debt is not an option with even the powerful economies now approaching levels at which their debt will start to spiral.

"The narrow focus of many eurozone countries on fiscal austerity is deepening the jobs crisis and could even lead to another recession in Europe", said Raymond Torres, the lead author of the ILO report. However, the agency said that employment rates in developing economies had recovered much faster and had surpassed pre-financial crisis levels. Well yeah, but in the west the aggressive employment laws forced on sovereign nation by the "human rights" industry make it impossible to cut wages. Undrer EU law it is also almost impossibler to sack an inefficient worker too. When these self styled experts talk about a "new and more problematic phase" was emerging in the global labour market," they only prove once again that our politicians and the people they rely on for advice are clueless and totally out of touch with reality.

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28 April 2012

Bank of England's Disastrous Quantitative Easing Policy Destroying Pensions

Big News today is that the shortfall in the final-salary pensions schemes of the FTSE 350 companies has risen to £80bn at the end of last month, four times higher than at the same point last year according to pensions analysts Hymans Robertson.

The figures expose the extent to which repeated rounds of quantitative easing (QE a.k.a.creating money in computers) has distorted the value of pensions. A growing number of businesses are arguing companies should pump spare cash into business growth and job creation rather than plug "artificially depressed" deficits. But the pensions watchdog on Friday flatley rejected calls to make allowances for the impact of QE when calculating future scheme liabilities.

In its funding statement, the Pensions Regulator told strong companies to plug deficits rather than invest in capital expenditure.

Adam Marshall, policy director at the British Chambers of Commerce, said: "The best way to meet future pensions liabilities is to return the economy to growth and safeguard the solvency of the employers who back the schemes. We need firms to invest in real jobs and growth rather than plugging paper pensions deficits." This is easier said than done of course after all the apparent growth in western economies ofver the past three decades had been based on increasing government spending.

We should feel sorry for young people today, in the private sector, final salary pension schemes don't exist any more for new entrants. House prices are sky high & likely to remain so despite minor fluctuations in the market. This puts home buying totally out of reach for most of the under-40s in the more expensive South East, many people can't even afford to insure a car. On top of that the government saddles them with huge debts in return for provinding sub standard tertiary education that actually does little to enhance potential earning power of employability.

Is it any wonder younger people feel increasingly alientated & turn to more extreme ideologies like Trotskyism, nationalism or anarchism or simply opt out of mainstream socirety. There will be a lot more social problems ahead if we continue to deny opportunities to young people, whilst destroying the savings and pensions of the old. To force companies into plugging artificial pension scheme deficits to make up for the effects of inflation brought on by the loonytoons economics of the New World Order, instead of encouraging them to invest for growth & jobs, is pure insanity.

The Daily Stirrer is fed up of banging on about the politics of politically correct concensus with it's obession with multiculturlism and globalism, its delusional belief that GDP growth can be maintained by borrowing money and pumping it into the public sector and with telling you that the people who run our nations are all cosseted elitists who have no clue about the lives of ordinary people, the lives that through their incompetence they trash every day.

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27 April 2012

Spain's Jobless Hits New Record

by Ed Butt

Nearly one in four Spaniards are now out of work, according to figures released by the government on today, as Standard & Poor's cut the country's credit rating by two notches over its debt burden and ailing banks.

The number of unemployed people hit 5,639,500 for March, with the unemployment rate reaching 24.4%, the national statistics agency reported.The figures came on the same day as rating agency Standard & Poor's downgraded Spanish sovereign debt. Official figures due out on Monday are expected to confirm that Spain has fallen back into recession.

Earlier this week, the Bank of Spain said the economy contracted by 0.4% in first three months of this year, after shrinking by 0.3% in the final quarter of last year. Other figures published last week showed that retail sales were down 3.7% in March from the same point a year ago, the 21st month in row sales have fallen.In the first three months of the year, 365,900 people in Spain lost their jobs. The country has the highest unemployment rate in the European Union and it is expected to rise further as the year goes on.

So what is wrong with the Spanish economy? The unemployment rate has risen sharply since April 2007, when it stood at 7.9%. "The figures are terrible for everyone and terrible for the government... Spain is in a crisis of huge proportions," Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo said.

The new government has announced reforms to the labour market, including cutting back on severance pay and restricting inflation-linked salary increases, that it hopes will ease the problem. These measures have angered unions, which have organised widespread general strikes in protest. Spain is treading much the same path as was followed by Greece a year ago. HSBC chief economist Stephen King said:"The recession is so deep that when you take one step forward on austerity, it takes you two steps back."

The Spoanish government has also introduced drastic spending cuts designed to reduce its debt levels and meet deficit targets agreed with the European Union. These cuts are contributing to Spain's economic contraction.. The interest rate, or yield, on Spanish government bonds traded in the secondary market rose following the release of the unemployment figures and the S&P downgrade. The yield on 10-year bonds rose to 5.96%, up from 5.81%, suggesting investors were becoming more wary of Spain's ability to repay its debts. This extra interest burden also imacts on the Government's ability to reduce the deficit. The only way they can pay corrent debts is by taking on even more debt.

More bad news for the Eurozone today, the interest rate Italy has to pay to borrow money from international investors rose. In a sale of 10-year bonds, the government offered a rate of 5.84% compared with 5.24% at a similar sale a month earlier.

Late on Thursday night, the ratings agency Standard & Poor's cut Spain's rating by two notches to BBB+, warning that the country might have to take on more debt to support its banking sector. S&P predicts the Spanish economy will shrink by 1.5% this year, having previously forecast 0.3% growth.

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Argentina's Lightweight Government Throws Its Weight About

by Profanicus Maximus

The government of Argentina, still deluding itself that the Falkland Islands belong to them, has threatened to press criminal and civil charges on British oil companies exploring off the Falkland Islands if they do not "justify their actions" by a May 2 deadline.

In its latest display of megalomaniacal lunacy over the disputed islands, The Government of Argentina said it had written to Falkland Oil & Gas (FOGL), Borders & Southern, Rockhopper, Desire Petroleum and Argos Resources on April 17, to "notify them of their illicit actions and the consequences. In case of failure to offer a response and once the deadline expires, administrative sanctions will be imposed to each company within the framework of an Energy Secretariat resolution which deems these activities illegal," it said. "The Argentine government will also press criminal and civil charges."

It gave no details of the form in which it intended to pursue such action, however. None of the explorers has any assets in Argentina and the British Foreign Office has said it is "deeply sceptical" that Argentina could pursue penalties against such companies in foreign courts.

Argentina said in March it planned to sue the explorers, but this is thought to be the first time this year it has written to them and the first time it has set a deadline. Legal letters have been sent to the companies in previous years, and in March were sent to banks who advised them, but no legal action has resulted.

Earlier this month, FOGL chief executive Tim Bushell shrugged off the "political noise" from Argentina: "Our legal advice is there are no grounds under any international law for pursuing their claims," he said. The companies either declined to comment or could not be reached for response on Thursday night but it is not thought any of them intends to reply to the letters.

Right now we have enough problems without playing games with these crazy Dagoes and their new best mate, the jug eared, fuckwitted, closet queer, closet Muzza, closet Marxist in The White House. Let's have some old fashioned gunboat diplomacy, after all we already have a Roylal Navy Destroyer ctationedapable of blowing awaye Argentinas rag bag navy and airforce s in the South Atlantic. And by torpedoing Argentina's neo Fascist government and the infant delinquent wannabe dickhead Barack Obama's chances of re - election we'd be doing a lot of people a big favour.

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26 April 2012

The Demon Stagflation Is On The Loose

by Phil T. Luker

The Credit Crunch is stil crunching European economies and the savings and pension funds of individuals.

Demand for housing loans has falled 70pc in Portugal, 44pc in Italy, and 42pc in the Netherlands in the first quarter of 2012. Enterprise loans fell 38pc in Italy. The survey took place in late March and early April, and therefore includes the second of Mario Draghi’s €1 trillion liquidity infusion (LTRO). T his puts a rather different perspective on the UL Labour Party's outraged squealing about our economy contracting one fifth of one per cent over the last quarter of 2011 and the first quarter of 2012. While to coalition are not performing any miracles in economic recovery (or anywhere else for that matter) we are doing better in real terms than our neighbours and a hell of a lot better that we would be if a Labour government was printing money as if it was going out of fashion and pumping it into the economy to create an illusion of growth. The USA with closet Marxist, closet gay, coset cokehead President Obama following Labour's lead and trying to inflate his away America's obsecene debt, is faring even worse.

There is no real growth in the economies of the developed world while inflation is eating away at the value of savings and investments and eroding the value of earnings. Since the credit crunch hit after the economic collapse of 2008 almost everything the political leaders and their fuckwitted economic advisers have done was the opposite of what needed to be done.

The European Central Bank said net demand for loans had fallen "to a significantly lower level than had been expected in the fourth quarter of 2011, with the decline driven in particular by a further sharp drop in financing needs for fixed investment." Demand fell 43pc for household loans, and 30pc for non-bank firms.

Mr Draghi told Members of the European Parliament yesterday that short term loans had at least averted a horrendous crunch. "Our policy has been quite successful in buying time and I think [ in the circumstances ] buying time is not a minor achievement." He is certainly right about that. The mess he inherited from the Merkel/Sarkozy expropriations of bondholders in Greece, and the Trichet/Stark tightening of monetary policy was calamitous.

This slump in loan demand is more or less what happened during Japan’s Lost Decade as Mr and Mrs Watanabe shunned debt. Near zero interest rates did nothing, as they have done nothing in Europe and the USA. It is true that banks have slowed the pace of credit tightening, but they are nevertheless still tightening. "A banking crisis remains very much in play for much of the region," said David Owen from Jefferies Fixed Income.

The credit squeeze is entirely predictable – and was widely predicted. The IMF said last week that Europe’s banks would slash their balance sheets by €2 trillion – or 7pc – by next year. This amounts to an economic shock. The Fund said deleveraging on this scale at a time of sharp fiscal tightening risks a "bad equilibrium".

In simple terms it ensures a long slow descent into hell for countries with unsupportable welfare systems that have for too long relied on borrowing to fund their deficit. Judging by the rise of Sinn Fein in Ireland, the Dutch Freedom Party, the Dutch Socialist Party (hard-Left), the True Finns, France’s right wing Front National and near connumist Left Front , and some old fashioned fire-breathers of the right and left in Greece, they victims will not readily put up with this.

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Meanwhile As Punters Suffer Brussels Bureaucrats Throw Away Money As If It Is Infected

by Ed Butt

European Commission bureaucrats have squandered millions of pounds on bizarre projects that provide little or no benefit to member states, it has been revealed. Wasteful schemes include spending £20m on building three ports in Spain and Italy that remain unused four years after their completion and sending a ‘blogging donkey’ equipped with a solar panel and a video camera around Europe as part of a £5.7m programme to “foster European identity”.

Reports of the costly commitments come as the European Commission proposes a near seven per cent increase to its budget. No austerity for them then? Under the draft plans the UK would agree to pay an additional £1billion to Brussels at a time when Whitehall departments are on average facing cuts of 19 per cent. This is in addition to the £billions British taxpayers are being asked to stump up to save the Euro and the doomed and dysfunctional single currency scheme set up to smooth the way for the usurpation of national sovereigny and formation of a European Federal Superstate.

Both Downing Street and the Treasury have vowed to fight the demands, pointing out that the “unacceptable” increase was “in excess of inflation”. The Commission’s proposal would increase the EU’s budget to nearly £114billion. Britain’s share, at around 12.5 per cent, would be £16.6billion - a rise of more than £1billion.

Both Downing Street and the Treasury have vowed to fight the demands, pointing out that the “unacceptable” increase was “in excess of inflation”.

The Commission’s proposal would increase the EU’s budget to nearly £114billion. Britain’s share, at around 12.5 per cent, would be £16.6billion or around £45 million a day - a rise of more than £1billion. That would go quite a long way towards reducing the deficit before we had to even start looking at the money wasted on loonytoons projects and politically correct bullshit by our own public service sector.

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25 April 2012

Cameron Gazes Into The Abyss

by Ed Butt

When you gaze into the abyss, the abyss gazes also into you :- Freidreich Neitzsche

At Prime Minister's questioin time today David Cameron was given a threashing the like of which he had not experienced since he was at his very posh school, and he did not enjoy it. After less than 10 minutes of suffering "the slings and arrows of outraged MPs from members of his own and opposition parties, the Prime Minister looked like a pit bull with piles. The Leverson inquiry into the illegal 'news' gathering techniques of Rupert Murdoch's media empire has spread beyond the world of celebrity gossip to threated a few political careers. And the Prmie Minister along with his two predecessors will be lucky if he emerges only seriously embarrassed.

Probably the worst moment for Cameron was when he told the House that the media and the country should wait for the end of the Leveson Inquiry before we jump to conclusions about the conduct of his Government over the BSkyB deal (the deal cut by the traitor and war criminal Blair to help Murdoch destroy Independent Television thus handing News International a dominant position in British boroadcast and print media), instead of making judgements on a single day’s evidence.

That would be thin at the best of times, but coming an hour after a Government adviser has quit because it was revealed that Coalition advisers had continued to cosy up to Murdoch's lackeys just as Labour official nhad before them, it’s just looked desperate and the House knew it.

The derisive laughter that greeted Mr Cameron attempts to wriggle off the hook was significant. So was his reaction: the sullen, shocked look of a man who does not like being laughed at. For a moment, he seemed to stare into the middle distance, lost in thought.

Like the young Muhammad Ali after being laid low by our 'Enery's 'ammer the PM fought back, berating Ed Miliband about the tough choices of Government. “I don’t duck my responsibilities,” he raged, face red with anger. Or was it fear?

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24 April 2012

The Euro Crisis Gets Political

Worrying news from Europe: The Dutch government has failed as the euro crisis continues to claim political victims

This is probably a more significant pointer to where the Euro crisis will go next than the likely defeat of Sarkozy in France's Presidential election. While we knew Sarkozy was in big trouble the collapse of the ruling coalition in The Netherlands and Dutch PM Mark Rutte's resignation was not widely predicted. After more than seven weeks of negotiations, the über-populist PVV party, led by Geert Wilders, withdrew its support for significant budget cuts, many of which were demanded by the EU, and for the minority government itself. Rutte seemingly saw no alternative to resignation. What really makes this interesting is that the collapse was heavily influenced by Eurozone politics. Wilders said: “We will not accept having our people bleed at the hands of bureaucrats in Brussels.” He added that elections, which could take place as early as June, will now be about Europe and the Euro. In other words, another government can be added to the Euro crisis' list of political victims along with Greece and Italy, boith now run by Brussels appointed bureaucracies.. The episode adds uncertainty to the eurozone crisis. We knew that there would be significant opposition to EU-imposed austerity measures in Southern Europe but the Dutch? Though it’s Germany has lost a key ally in its efforts to achieve a Euro based on sound money and budget discipline. As Handelsblatt warned this morning, if Wilders gains greater influence, Dutch ratification of Hausfrau Merkel’s fiscal treaty and the permanent bailout fund (ESM) could be in trouble. Meanwhile the French presidential elections have the centre concensus in a tizzy too. One third of voters cast their ballot for candidates who are explicitly anti-euro (Le Pen) or strongly protectionist (Mélenchon). There has been a lot of Hollande bashing in the UK press, but what is far more interesting is what a Hollande victory would mean for France's relationship with Berlin. Hollande is still flirting with the idea of changing the EU fiscal treaty (though he will most likely stop short of renegotiation), pushing the ECB to print cash and dropping France’s pension age back to 60. Clearly, a back-pedalling France under Hollande would make it far more difficult for Angela Merkel to get the political cover needed to put up German taxpayers money to prop up the economic basket cases. Increased likelyhood of debt defaults by Greece, Portugal, Ireland, Spain and Italy would mean more political uncertainty and anxious markets. The German media are growing ir ncreasingly nervous. A leader in Deutsche Mittelstands Nachricten, popular with Germany’s huge and powerful small and medium size business community, said the results marked a “painful defeat” for Merkel’s vision of Europe. A leader in FAZ noted that the results “reveal a scary political landscape" in France. Beyond short-term electoral politics, the move to political extremess in France and Netherlands are yet another reminder of the tension at the heart of the Eurozone. When European Union leaders forged the euro they gambled on two hugely unpredictable factors: that economic forces could be kept in check, and that national democracies could be managed. Crucially, they wagered that, should an economic crisis necessitate a more integrated economic and political union, national voters and parliaments could be counted on to play along and vote the “right” way. Perhaps now they are starting to they bet their nation's life savings on a three legged horse. VOTE UKIP
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23 April 2012

Another Terror Loving Cleric Hides Behind European Human Rights Law As Abu Qatada Saga Goes On.

by Profanicus Maximus

As news emerges that another Muslim cleric suspected of terrorist links is using the European Human Rights Law and Little Hattie Harman's Politically Correct Though Police act the Human Rights Act passed into law by the Labour government to thwart deportation, it emerged yesterday.

Taha Muhammad, came to Britain 10 years ago claiming asylum from Saddam Hussein’s regime in Iraq. He is regarded by police as one of Britain’s most dangerous Islamist figures, reported to have links with Al Qaeda, and to have taken part “in both terrorist training and activities”.

Muhammad, believed to be living in Birmingham, is even said to have been banned from studying AS-level chemistry because of concerns that what he learned could be used to make explosives for terrorist acts. He is resisting deportation to Iraq on the grounds he could be detained and tortured there, breaching his human rights.

Political activist Judges last year allowed him the right to stay in Britain despite opposition from the Home Office and Police.

Through his solicitor, Muhammad said: “I have never done anything unlawful.”

The Daily Stirrer has also learned that judges sympathetic to terrorists and enemies of the British people tipped off Muslim cleric Abu Qatada that there was still time to launch a last-ditch appeal against his deportation, it was claimed yesterday. Home Office sources alleged that people inside the European Court of Human Rights privately alerted the fanatical preacher his legal team could still make an appeal although the deadline appeared to have passed.

But officials at the Strasbourg-based court made no attempt to warn Home Secretary Theresa May about the looming deadline. Home Office staff were yesterday understood to be furious with the court over it's blatantly partisan behaviour in advising the suspected terrorist’s legal team. They blamed the tip-off for the debacle over the apparent mix-up that followed his arrest last week.

One Home Office insider said: “They took it upon themselves to go to Qatada’s legal team and say, ‘You haven’t appealed yet. Are you likely to appeal?’ It’s extraordinary they decided to alert his team the appeal deadline was coming up. But they did not bother to remind us.” Tory MPs attacked the alleged tip-off as “outrageous” meddling in British affairs.

The Daily Stirrer says this is more evidence, as if any more were needed, that we must get out of Europe before the left wing lunatics trying to create a fascist federal superstate suck us in too far. Remember these cupid stunts want to bring nascent Islamist theocracies like Syria, Egypt and Libya into an extended "Mediterranean Union," as part of their planned New World Order.

Controversy flared last week after Qatada, a Jordanian citizen, was detained by police as Mrs May announced a fresh attempt to deport him to Jordan, where he faces terrorism charges. He claims his human rights could be infringed there because evidence obtained from torture may be used against him.

Charles Walker, vice-chairman of the Convervative Party’s powerful backbench 1922 committee, said: “If it’s the case the European Court of Human Rights alerted Qatada he could still appeal, it is disgraceful. It would amount to a partisan interference suggesting the court’s sympathies lie with Abu Qatada, not with the British people. It demonstrates what a morally bankrupt outfit this court is.”

Labour, the party that hates everything that makes us British, are cheering the bid to give terrorists the right to stay in Britain, preaching hate and inciting violence against British people. The Liberal Democrats who become increasingly more illiberal and undemocratic remained wimpishly silent.

The European Court Of Human Rights declined to comment on “alleged contacts” with Qatada’s team which is almost the same as saying "We don't have to answer to the electorate so fuck the fucking fuck off.

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21 April 2012

Church of England Has Nothing to Fear From Gay Marriage say (Gay) Clergymen

by Profanicus Maximus

In a blatant case of "They would say that wouldn't they?" a group of "influential" clergymen have written a letter to The Times saying the church has nothing to fear from gay mariage. The group which is comprised of openly gay or left wing political activist god - botherers say that as society evolves so must institutions such as marriage.

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These church leaders only succeed in proving themselves to be as out of touch with the feelings of their congregation as politicians of all main parties are with the voters.

A comment in the thread under this news item raised some interesting points when somebody commenting as William said:

(WILLIAM • Manchester, England • 41 minutes ago)Im a gay man ,we have already got civil partnerships,i and most of my friends think marriage is a step too far.Our so called leaders and gay right groups think this is what gay people want.I think the whole gay thing is getting pushed in peoples face and people are getting sick of it.Straight people have a right to opinion too but its got to the point like if you mention immigrants you are classed as racist,and if you disagree with things such as gay marriage you are classed as homophobic.

William is absolutely right. This whole gay mariage thing has been driven by the metropolitian elite which is comprised of politicians, lawyers, media professionals and senior public sector workers. They have not stopped to consider the feelings of the great mass of people (whom the elite covertly despise despite protestations that they are only interested in building a fair and equal society) The elitist "progressive left have only one aim and that is to advance their authoritarian agenda and impose their values on all of us, by law when persuasion fails as it certainly will.

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Dangerous Cyclists Slammed By London Cab Firm Chief

by Xavier Connolly

The Chairman of London’s largest minicab company has said cyclists need to think more about their own safety before “throwing themselves on to some of the most congested spaces in the world”.

John Griffin, the founder and chairman of Addison Lee, blames the rising popularity of cycling for the increase in road accidents and says cyclists should pay road tax.

The rest of us occupying this road space have had to undergo extensive training,” he said. “We are sitting in a protected space with impact bars and air bags and paying extortionate amounts of taxes on our vehicle purchase, parking, servicing, insurance and road tax.

“These cyclists are throwing themselves on to some of the most congested spaces in the world. They leap on to a vehicle which offers them no protection except a padded plastic hat. It is time for us to say to cyclists: you want to join our gang, get trained and pay up.”

Mr Griffin also criticised campaigners who claim that cyclists are being “murdered” by motorists, saying they should take responsibility for their own safety.

He's right, cyclists fulfil no safety requirements before taking to the road, disregard the highway code whenever they feel it might inconvenience them, ignore red lights, try to pass on the inside when a car is indicating it is turning left, ride on pavements intimiating pedestrians and try to harrass motorists who are encasesd in a ton of metal. And they of course they claim they are the victims whenever their self righteoust irresponsibility gets them in trouble.

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20 April 2012

Al Qaeda Threaten Terrorist Attacks On Britain If Hate Preacher Abu Qatada Is Deported

by Ed Butt

Militant Al Qaeda faction Al Shabaab has warned that Britain will face terror attacks if Islamic extemist and hate ptreadcing cleric Abu Qatada is deported to his homeland, Jordan.

The Al Qaeda militants warned of a “disaster” for Britain if the Government attempts to send Qatada home to face charges of sedition and inciting terrorism.

SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors online activity from terrorist groups, said al-Shabaab had issued its warning on militant forums.

"The British public is also forewarned that it will be the British government, as a result of its imprudence, that shall be liable for any disaster that befalls them, or their national interests," the statement said.. It comes a week after Al-Qaeda threatened to attack Britain if it decides to extradite Qatada. In a statement signed by Al-Qaeda’s general command and published on jihadist forums, the terror network said Abu Qatada's extradition would “open the gates of evil” on “Britain and its citizens everywhere.” (Read the full story).

This is nothing much to worry about of course, it's very likely nothing more than typical middle eastern windbaggery. With any luck a few wannabe martyrs (the lure of 72 virgins is strong) will blow themselves up trying to build bombs, life in Britain will go n unmolested and the majority of law abinding Muslims will ontinue to live peacefully, side by side with their atheist, agnostic and Christian neighbours.

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19 April 2012

Obama's Latest Kinfe In Britain's Back Should Wake Up Our Dozy Government

by Profanicus Maximus The Daily Stirrer has commented many times on the obvious hatred U. S. President Barack Obama harbours for Britain. We have reported how the Festering Gobshite in Chief will grab any opportunity to insult our nation even as he is petulantly demanding the support of our government. No surprise then that Sidi Obama has no interest in supporting Britain over the Falklands. He declared in a press conference in Colombia at the Summit of the Americas: "And in terms of the Maldives [sic] or the Falklands, whatever your preferred term, our position on this is that we are going to remain neutral. We have good relations with both Argentina and Great Britain, and we are looking forward to them being able to continue to dialogue on this issue. But this is not something that we typically intervene in."

The Obama presidency has made it clear that it views Britain and Argentina as equal allies. This, despite the fact that Great Britain is a world power that has fought alongside the Americans in almost every major US-involved war over the past 70 years (with the notable exception of Vietnam). In contrast, Argentina is an insignificant international actor, currently led by a kleptocrat anti-Western government, which has barely lifted a finger to help the Americans in the past. But like Obama the Argentine gobernment loves terrorism and advocates oligarchic collectivism (like the Big Brother regime in Orwell's 1984).

Barack Obama's latest knife in the back for Britain – and there have been many - should sound an alarm around the corridors of Whitehall. David Cameron's recent trip to Washington was an undignified exercise in hero-worship toward a rabid leftie who doesn't even like the British. The prime minister should understand that Barack Obama is no friend of Britain and never will be. One only needs to read The Prez Dude's fantasy novel "Dreams From My Father" to understand why.

The Obama presidency has beeen the most consistently anti-British US administration of modern times. No amount of photo-ops at college basketball games, glamorous flights on Air Force One, or lavish state dinners stuffed full of Democrat fundraisers and donors will change that.The Presi9dent hates us because he his a professional "African - Amerucan how has digesated all the toxic lies ofg race hustlers like Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and Stolkeley Carmichael. To Mr Obama, the Prime Minister is little more than a convenient campaign prop: a compliant figure, popular with American voters, who can be paraded in frtont of the U. S. media to reinforce the image stuffed down the throats of the Ameriocan public by a sycophantic and tiotally biased media the impression "the beloved President" actually has friends on the world stage rather than being a laughing stock, a limp wisted pouf who has caved in and let himself be shafted up the arse by every leader who has stood up to him. He is popular only because his weakness, his attention seeking and desire to be loved has made America weak. It is time for David Cameron's reckless adulation of the Obama White House to come to an end.

President Obama doesn't believe in the Special Relationship, he sowed this in Colombia as well confuddling the Falkland Islands or Malvinas as his pro Argentine bias causes hin to try to call them, with the Maldives, the populaar holiday destination in the Indian Ocean, showing that far from the sharp witted intellectual he is presented as, he his no brighter than George W. Bush, but lacks Bush's charm and humour. Britain's true friends in the USA are not the authoritarian, politically correct, racist, iliberal "liberals"but American conservatives who are the natural allies of Britain, not the big-government liberals who support the wannabe currently occupying the White House, cheering him ecstatically when he promises to rule by decree if the elected assembly wil not do what he wants them to, and doing their best to import the European social model and EU-style bureacracy and regulations into America. The Obama administration has been relentlessly New World Order internationalist from the day it took office, backing every step towards further European integration, and supporting planbs to extend the E. U. to include African and Middle Eastern nations. Obama and his followers, the new elite, are not the allies of national sovereignty or democracy Europe.

With his embarrassing fawning over Obama, Mr Cameron has been burning bridges with the Right in America, while gaining nothing for his country other than an ally wo cannot be trusted, who would go to almost any lengths to damage Britain. With the latest Gallup polls showing Obama trailing in the presidential race, with scandals looming and the true depth of America's economic crisis about to be exposed, it would be prudent for the British government to rethink its entire approach towards the current White House, and start reaching out to US conservatives, who respect Britain and do actually believe in the Special Relationship. We may be divided by a common language as someone once put it, but we do share a set of traditional values.

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18 April 2012

Unemployment Falls As Part Time Working Hits Record Levels And More Drop Out Of The Workforce

by Xavier Connolly

The fall in unemployment announced today will lead to a burst of false optimism in the media and a lot of silly talk from politicians about "green shoots of recovery" and other such meaningless phraes. Employment experts warn the fall in joblessness is masked by "underemployment", including a record high in the numbers of Britons being forced to work part-time.

The number of people having to work part time because there are few suitable full-time jobs available has risen by 89,000 between December and January and now stands at 1.4m - the highest figures since records began in 1992.

The rise in part-time working hasa briught down overall unemployment, which fell for the first time in almost a year by 0.1pc over the period to reach 2.6)5m. The figure was again helped by numbers of people whose allotted time on jobseekers allowance has expired being reclassified as not economically active and dropped from the register. The number of people classed as economically inactive, including those on long-term sick leave, students, those looking after a relative or who have given up looking for work, fell by 25,000 to 9.27 million, a rate of 23pc.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said changes to the way women's benefits are calculated, such as moving single mothers off lone parents' allowance and onto Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA), account for some of the rise in female unemployment.

Significantly the number of people claiming JSA increased for the 17th month in a row in March, up by 3,600 to 1.61 million, the smallest monthly rise since last December. Long-term unemployment hit a 16-year high, with the number of people out of work for over a year jumping by 26,000 to 883,000.

There was bad news for people in work too. Average earnings increased by 1.1pc in the year to February, down by 0.2 percentage points from the previous month to the lowest since the summer of 2010 but with inflation running at 3.5% (official) or 5.5% (real inflation, everybody was wrose off.

Average weekly pay in private firms is £459, compared with £477 in the public sector which is worth remembering when the public sector workers with their jobs for life and featherbedded pensions start whining about how hard done by they are..

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17 April 2012

Not much fresh news today, why not take a look at this polemic on the disatrous effect politically correct thinking is having on education.

The Genocide Of Ideas

Modern, politically correct education methods are not just dumbing down school leavers, they are strangling imagingation and killing ideas. Are we already too late to save western civilisation from the tyranny of the limp wristed left?

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16 April 2012

Another Euro Bail Out Looms As Spain's Debt Spirals Out Of Control

by Phil T Luker

Firstly, we have a bit of a change, the nom de plume John de Roe, formerly used by our finance expert, has been replaced by Phil. T Luker because of branding issues.

The pain in Spain threatened to affect all European taxpayers as news emerged yesterday that the interest on Spanish sovereign debt had again risen to above the critical 6% level. This poses the threat of yet another bailout in Europe as stock markets fell sharply early today. Spain's economy, already stricken by lunatic green energy policies and unemployment running at close to 25%, facing a second brutal recession.

Spanish economy minister Luis de Guindos admitted that the country had 'probably' gone into recession again. He added that the nation's GDP was likely to have fallen during the last quarter and that the economy shrank 0.3 per cent. The official figures are yet to be released but the comments from Mr de Guindos will add fuel to the belief that Spain will suffer two successive quarters of falling GDP for the first time since 2009.

The news will also spook financial markets that the recession will make it impossible for Spain to meet deficit reduction targets and it will have to seek some kind of international bailout, like Greece, Ireland and Portugal.

There was little respite as the country's borrowing costs also soared further above 6 per cent today.

Spanish government ministers tried to suggest the latest downturn may not be as bad as first expected. One told El Mundo newspaper: "At the moment I see a first quarter with a similar pattern to the last quarter of last year. If you had asked me two months ago, I would have expected the first quarter of 2012 to be much worse than the last quarter of last year. But that's not going to be the case."

This sounds very unconvincing to us, all he is really saying is, "No matter how bad things get, they can always get worse."

Spain's conservative government says it is committed to making major budget cuts but there are worries that borrowing costs could quickly reach unaffordable levels unless the European Central Bank resumed buying government bonds in a programme which has helped to keep yields down in recent months. "Spanish industry is so depleted after years of socialism and "save the planet" activism in government, borrowing money through the bond markets is the only way the country can fund its ongoing obligations.

The bad news from Spain comes as George Osborne prepares to sign an agreement that Britain will commit another £10bn to the International Monetary Fund.The IMF has been pushing to increase its resources from $400bn (£250bn) to about $1 trillion. It is time the Conservative led government in Britain got the message from it's supporters that trying to save the Euro is just throwing good money after bad. The ~Internationalist Euronazis leading this effort to save the single currency at all costs fear that if the Euro fails it will be the end of their dream of a single European superstate run by unelected bureaucrats in Brussels. The British government should not be supporting such and illiberal and undemocratic shower of scumbags. We need to be reducing our own deficit.

George Osborne is fortunately not as slavishly devoted to Euronaziism as David Cameron and Nick Clegg. He is expected to support the IMF's calls for greater resources in back-room negotiations only if agreement can be struck with all the major non-eurozone nations, except the US.

US Treasury Secretary, Tim Geithner has made it clear the US will not make any further contributions until the eurozone has bolstered its own bail-out fund sufficiently. With the loonytoon President still crazy as a shithouse rat and wanting to thrown $$$billions at black activist organisations, the USA has a bigger debt timebomb ticking in it's basement than any European nation.

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Benefits Cheats Are Living Abroad On The Money They Steal From You

by Ed Butt

A new blitz on benefit fraudnnounced by aWork and Pensiins Minister Ian Duncan Smith today will aim to stamp out cheats who claim state benefits while living abroad. Scams that cost the taxpayer about £43million last year included claimants failing to report they had moved abroad. Relatives frequently continue to claim benefits for people who have died. Other fraudsters claim cash while working overseas, exaggerate disabilities or fail to report assets, including savings, property and even yachts. Overseas benefit fraud hotspots include Spain, Portugal and the US, but some cases have been traced to Thailand and Sweden. Britons living overseas can still claim some benefits, including their state pension. Sickness and disability allowances can also be claimed, depending on individual circumstances and whether your stay abroad is temporary or permanent.But Disability Living Allowance, Pension Credit, Income Support, Jobseeker’s Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance cannot be claimed abroad. The latest crackdown will require officials from the Department for Work and Pensions working more closely with Foreign Office officials, banks and overseas fraud investigators. It is part of efforts to reduce Britain’s multi-billion- pound welfare bill and control the Government’s debt mountain. RELATED POSTS:
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14 April 2012

Vilified' Christians 'fear arrest' as Neo Nazi Secularist Persecution Increases Says Former Archbishop by Ian R Thorpe
Former Archbishop of Canterbury Robert Carey has again defended the richts and freedoms of Chistians against what he feels is persecution by militant secularists. In a submission to thre EWuropean Court Of Human Rights Dr. Carey has spoken of fears that political activist jusdges and lawyers are showing anti - Christian bias in their judgements. Read full post (opens in a new window)
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13 April 2012

German civil servant says he 'did nothing for 14 years'

by Ian R Thorpe

Both here in The Daily Stirrer and on our satirical blog, Boggart Blog we have often lobbed a few well aimed grenades at how this is not a problem confined to the UKpublic sector workers who moan about how hard done my they are. We have in fact suggested these people are the most under-employed workers in the world who actually draw a regular wage or salary and enjoy the benefit of a featherbedded pension at the end of it. Now, to show this is not a purely British problem a German civil servant has admitted that he "did nothing for 14 years" in frank retirement email sent to colleagues. Read full story

It remineds me of the time I spent as a very expensive information systems consultant working for the EU Commission in Luxembourg. At the end of my six month contract I had the option to renew but as I had been there half a year and not found out what I was supposed to be doing and as a good contract for a big Investment Bank in London was on offer I left. If I had not ben so adverse to boredom I might not have burned out at age 50, in fact I could well have been there still, wondering what I was supposed to be doing.

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12 April 2012

"Queer Theory" Dominates Government Consultation On Same Sex Marriage

by Profanicus Maximus Queer theory is an idea floated by left wing shirt- lifting academics that says if the gay lobby keep pumping their propaganda at us people will eventully believe it is more acceptable to be homosexual than straight. That is the tactic of Nazi propagandist Josef Goebbels. Let the limp writed Nazis be known for what they are. There is absolutely nothing wrong with being homosexual but we just wish they wpould shut the fuck up about it.
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11 April 2012

The Eurozone slow Motion Train Wreck Is Still Happening

Some people, even among the well informed crew of sceptics who read The Daily Stirrer may have been taken in by all the politicians' lies and the official statistics based on manipulated data, and believed things could only get better. Well no matter how many band aids the New World Order stick over the gaping wound in the global economy, the blood soon starts gusing out again. It's the debt you see, no matter how much money is shovelled into the botomless pit of a structuiral defecit, the huge welfare bills run up by contries that bough into the politically correct, soft socialism of "all join hands and sing Kumbaya" politcs, many nations can only fund their obligations by borrowing. Greece, Ireland and Portugal we all know about. Italy and Spain represent much bigger problems. Two stories from today's news show why:

Italy's borrowing costs double at a short-term debt auction, while European stock markets rise as investors take stock after yesterday's sell-off. Italy's longer-term borrowing costs have fallen fairly sharply today. Yields on 10-year bonds are down nearly 0.25pc, at 5.463pc. Spanish benchmark yields are down 16 basis points, at 5.777pc.

The Bank of Italy said that the higher yields reflected renewed eurozone bond market tensions. At today's bond auction a range of short-term debt was sold at much higher rates than at its last auction. The Italian Treasury sold €8bn of one year bills at average interest rates of 2.84pc - more than double the 1.405pc seen at the last auction on March 13. There were 1.5 bidders for every bond on offer (vs. 1.38 at the last auction). It also sold €3bn of three-month bills at average yields of 1.249pc - compared with 0.492pc at the last auction.

This is in spite of the austerity measures imposed by the EU appointed bureaucratic dictatorship in the wake of last autuimn's Italian crisis. Spain's toubles are worse than Italy's, with unemployment running at over 20% and the government still facong huge bills for it's insanely generous support of the green energy industry which sees Spanish taxpayer's paying foreign operators for the energy generated by solar farms during the hours of darkness.

Ralf Preusser, Merrill Lynch's rates strategist, ahs given the reasons why he thinks "Spain is more vulnerable than other troubled Eurozone countries":

Spanish and Italian banks’ funding concerns are not equal, with Spanish banks continuing to experience deposit outflows in February, while in Italy, deposits rebounded sharply. Interestingly, despite the deleveraging efforts in Spain, loan/deposit ratios there have been creeping up, while they have fallen in Italy (in Spain at their high since beginning of 2011, in Italy at their low). In January and February, Italian banks have seen their deposit (relative to loan) funding improve by EUR 28 bn, while Spanish banks have crystallized a funding need of EUR 8 bn. Given the analysis from our banks’ analysts on the long-term funding side, Italian banks also raised EUR 8 bn more in long-term funding compared to maturities over the same time-frame, while Spanish banks exactly covered their redemptions.

He may be a victim of over optimism about Italy but he is right about Spain. .As one of our friends commented, "The show ain't over til the fat landy sings and in this show she has not even entered the building yet.

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Muslim Brotherhood chooses chaos

Last week Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood signaled its intent to push the country into economic chaos. With foreign exchange reserves barely equal to two months' imports and panic gripping the Egyptian economy, the Brotherhood's presidential candidate Khairat al-Shater issued a warning that the organization would block a US$3 billion emergency loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) unless the military government ceded power to the Islamists who have in the past openly stated they intend to turn Egypt into a Muslim theocracy and impose Sharia Law..

"We told them you have two choices. Either postpone this issue of borrowing and come up with any other way of dealing with it without our approval, or speed up the formation of a government," Khairat al-Shater told Reuters news agency.

The news service added that al-Shater "said he understood the country's finances were precarious and a severe crunch could come by early to mid-May at the end of the fiscal year

Last week, Egypt's central bank reported that total reserves had fallen to $15 billion, but - more importantly - liquid foreign exchange reserves had fallen to only $9 billion, equivalent to just two months' imports. Foreign exchange futures markets expect the Egyptian pound to lose half its value during the next year, and Egyptians have responded by hoarding diesel fuel, propane gas and other necessities.

With half of Egypt's population living on $2 a day or less, the expected devaluation would push a significant part of the population below minimum nutrition levels, and balloon the government's deficit as the cost of subsidizing imported necessities rose. Egypt imports half its caloric consumption.

As usual The Daily Stirrer taks no pleasure in saying "We told you so."

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10 April 2012

Ken Livingstone's Policies Are As Dodgy As His Tax Returns

With Easter over the focus for news shifts (we hope) from the middle east, the Eurozone economy and and the decay of western society to the campaign to be elected Mayor of London. With Conservative Boris Johnson opening up a significant lead his Labour opponent Ken Livingstone, having seen a desperate big to woo the Islamist vote backfire as it alienated many white voters while not impressing the deeply conservative and very influential Muslim business community has been desperately trying to change the subject away from his tax avoidance – a “distraction,” apparently, from his preferred campaigning style of “American model identity politics. If Ken truly believes the question of his dodgy tax affairs is a distraction why was he the first candidate to raise the subject of the candidates’ earnings? Clearly, American-style personalised politics, like tax avoidance, is one of those thing that the "progressive left" think has two sets of rules, one for their opponents and another, much more lax and permissive set for them. Ken Livingstone London mayoral election campaign

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Ron Paul's American Revolution

from Politico

Ron Paul isn’t going to win the Republican presidential nomination, and his long Capitol Hill career is coming to end.

But even as he winds down his career in elected office, his voice is being amplified across the country by dozens of House and Senate candidates who are seeking to carry on his legacy.

Paul activists of all ages, backgrounds and levels of political experience have taken to the campaign trail this year, inspired by the Texas congressman’s presidential campaign and a libertarian-infused message that has gotten more traction with voters than ever before.

There’s no exact way of measuring how many Paul-inspired candidates are running this year. But Jared Paine, a Paul supporter who operates a website that tracks the campaigns of libertarian-minded candidates, said he counted around two dozen active Paul backers who are running for House or Senate seats and another 200 or so who are seeking local offices — almost all of them running as Republicans.

It’s a measure of the depth of the passion Paul inspires from his supporters, which is marked by a ferocity and commitment to the cause that few other pols can command

What Ron Paul is doing in the USA then is much like whaty the UK Independence Party (UKIP) are trying to do in Britain, i.e. try to provide an alternative to the politically correct concensus of the mainstream parties. In Britain the Conservative and Labour party policies have become indistinguishable from each other, as with the Democrats and Republicans in the USA both try to buy votes with unffordale social benefits, both cling to sacred cows such as the idea that mass immigration is a good thing, both take the votes of their core constituency for granted as they vie for the votes of ethinic and sexual minorities by caving in to unreasonable demands that effectively make the people complaining they are oppressed into privileged groups who can flout the law at will.

People are fed up of the old way of doing politics, of elitists looking after each others' interests, doing deals behind closed doors.

Good luck to Ron Paul, as Politico say he will not win the nomination but at the age of 76 he probably does not want it. And good luck to UKIP too, though dismissed by the left as a bunch of right wing nutters they are playing the role of mavericks, troublemakers and upholders of traditional values such as the right to free sppech and self determination so gladly abandoned by the Liberal Democrats in return for a sniff at the skany knickers of the whore Power.

We neede politicians who represent the interests of their consituents not lackeys who represent the interests of their party's biggest financial supporters.

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4 April 2012

Are The Lib Dems More Fascist Than Labour

by Ed Butt
EXPLOSIVE claims by a Lib Dem Cabinet minister that the Government is more pro-European than Labour sparked fury among senior Tories last night. According the the magazine New Statesman the remarks were made during an interview that the magazine said was done over “a pot of tea and a gin.

Quite a few gins, it seems but it's nice of the New Statesman to grass up another closet neo-fascist posing as a Liberal Democrat.

David Cameron steeped in swiftly to slap down Energy Secretary Ed Davey’s claim that it would be “reckless” to rule out joining the single currency in the next few years. The Conservatives were angered by the single European naton enthusiast's comments which underlined the gulf between the pro-EU Lib Dems and their coalition partners.

However one Tory eurosceptic, Douglas Carswell Douglas Carswell said: “Ed Davey seems to have let the cat out of the bag. Far from being a eurosceptic government bringing back powers from Brussels, the Government seems to be run by the senior civil service, for the senior civil service and of the senior civil service, and the senior civil service are europhile to their fingertips.This is the most europhile government since Edward Heath’s. I don’t like what Ed Davey says but it’s refreshing to have honesty and truth.”

He added: “Since this administration took office they have transferred more powers to Brussels, they have spent billions bailing out European monetary union and they are implementing domestic reforms at the behest of EU directives.

As the Daily Stirrer has often reported, despite their posturings aimed at fooling an E U screptic electorate, all three main parties are rabidly pro EU and would glasdly sell out our nation to be part of a sigle European superstate run by unelected bureaucrats in Brussels.

On joining the euro, Mr Davey said he did not think Britain should do so in the next few years but that “you’d be an unwise person ever to rule something out totally” – as the Conservatives have done. Mr Cameron said later: “The Government’s position is absolutely clear which, is that we are not joining the euro. My personal view is that I think Britain should never join the euro. “I think there are many challenges we face in terms of our economy, but it is hugely helpful to have a situation where we have our own monetary policy to suit our own needs.”

Tory MP Stewart Jackson, who resigned as a ministerial aide in October to vote for an EU referendum, said: “Ed Davey should get on with his day job and stop contemplating his navel about issues that aren’t in his remit.

“My advice to Lib Dems is that if they want to campaign at the next general election as the most vociferously pro-European party, good luck with that because they are a million miles from what ordinary voters think about Europe."

This is absolutely true and it is why the Liberal Democrats will be virtually wioed out at the next election. It's leaders and party activists are totally out of touch with the electorate and sare so deluded they think they can impose the oligarchic collectivist doctrine they share with most of Labour's authoritarians on the electorate.

One word. RESPECT!

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3 April 2012

Britain Misses A Double Dip Recession As Europe Falters

Service sector economic activity, which encompasses jobs from banking to retail, rose at its fastest rate for four years over the first quarter, according to the closely-watched Markit/CIPS survey.

Companies also reported a rise in volumes of new business as well as getting more business from existing clients. On a monthly basis, the Markit/CIPS services PMI rose to 55.3 in March from 53.8 in February, far above the 50 level than divdes growth from contraction. Economists had expected expansion in the sector to slow in March, forecasting a fall in the PMI to 53.4.

David Noble, chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply, said the PMI data demonstrated that "fears of a double dip recession were unfounded".

Chris Williamson, chief economist at Markit, suggested the British economy had grown by as much as 0.5pc in the first quarter, with the services sector, which accounts for around 75pc of the British economy, expanding by around 0.7pc.

Today's services data rounds-off a positive month for the economy that saw the UK's manufacturing and construction sectors expand at a faster pace than economists had expected.

But Mr Williamson described it as "no run-away recovery. Job creation and inflows of new business continue to run well below rates generally seen in the years prior to the financial crisis,” he said.

Samuel Tombs, UK economist at Capital Economics also highlighted that the strong rise in the services PMI failed to account for a recent decline in activity on the high street.

"Moreover, even if the economy did grow in Q1, the prospect of a renewed rise in tensions in the euro-zone, further fiscal austerity and high oil prices suggest that the economy will struggle to expand in the coming quarters," he added.

Are these the first green shoots. Or it it just a plakkie bag from a pound shop we see peeping through the snow. We'll keep you posted

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Obama, the Hypocrite In Chief, Says Supreme Court Is Only Right When It Agrees With Him

by Ed Butt
We report this in The Daily Stirrer because we see signs of the politicisation of justice creeping into the British system On Monday of this week President Obama warned that any attempt by the Supreme Court to strike down the allegely unconstitutional individual healthcare mandate would be “judicial activism” of the very worst kind.

“I am confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress,” he said. In fact, the Supreme Court does that a lot – that’s sort of the point of judicial review. But for the uninitiated, it could sound like the Pres has embraced the noble, ordinarily conservative critique of judicial activism. Is Barack Obama a Newt Gingrich in sheep’s clothing?

In fact, Obama has consistently spoken out against judicial activism. In his book Audacity of Hope, pre-White House Obama, posing as the people's friend, was scathing of the use of the courts to achieve what the Democrats had failed to get past congress:

“In our reliance on the courts to vindicate not only our rights but also our values, progressives have lost too much faith in democracy. Elections, particularly presidential elections, became about gaining the power to appoint sympathetic justices: Instead of relying on Senate procedures, there was one way to ensure that judges on the bench reflected our values, and that was to win at the polls. Process replaced populism, and that widened the gulf between an elite liberal judiciary and the common voter".

Soaring rhetoric indeed, wonder who wrote it for him.

In passages like this Obama sounds like a strict constitutionalist who wants the worlds of Congressional mandate and judicial review to remain separate and unequal. But things aren’t that simple. The Prez Dude insists that while the judiciary should not subvert the authority of the congress\ (i.e. We The People), its decisions should always seek to reflect their values and wishes. Obama's preference for “judicial empathy” means appointments to the Supreme Court should favour: “Someone who understands that justice isn't about some abstract legal theory or footnote in a case book … It is also about how our laws affect the daily realities of people's lives — whether they can make a living and care for their families; whether they feel safe in their homes and welcome in their own nation.”

In the oval office his perspective is changed and Barack Obama defines judicial activism as anything that contradicts the needs of the folks who vote for him whikle anything he thinks might help him get relected is "Judicial empathy". And he defines those he hopes will vote for him as a coalition of the downtrodden and oppressed who all need a little governmental activism in their lives: the real people, the little people, the people with whom judges should have empathy.

Therefore, while no court should touch Obamacare (which benefits the poor Obama voters), the administration does not have a problem with federal courts overturning anti-gay marriage referenda in the states (which benefit gay and lesbian Obama voters). Likewise Roe v Wade – surely one of the most compelling examples of judicial activism in American history – is thought to benefit women/feminists and so is A-Okay with this administration. In fact Obama went so far as to issue a note of celebration for Roe v Wade on the anniversary of its passage, saying that the decision, “affirms every woman’s fundamental constitutional right to choose whether to have an abortion, as well as each American’s right to privacy from government intrusion. I have, and continue to, support these constitutional rights … Today and every day, we must strive to ensure that all women have limitless opportunities to fulfill their dreams.” Doesn’t it make the heart soar?

Well what is a legal imperitive requiring people to buy insurance if it is not government intrusion into their private affairs.

Judicial empathy produces in Obama a paradoxical (or as the bloody minded among us might say “hypocritical”) approach towards judicial review. One columnist at Red State points out,

“In 2003, the United States Congress passed the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003 by substantially larger margins than Obamacare. When the Supreme Court refused to strike down this law, which was passed by a “democratically elected Congress,” the limp wristed one, a state senator then, threw a humdinger of a hissy fit about the fact that the Supreme Court had upheld the clear will of Congress (and the vast majority of the American people) rather than doing what the effete metropolitan elite wanted.

However, when it’s his own legislation at stake, Obama seems suddenly ready to go back and undo pretty much every Supreme Court precedent over the last 200 years in order to strip the Court of their power to rule on any question of law.”

In short, Obama opposes judicial activism where he deems it to contradict the will of the people who vote his way, but calls it judicial empathy and endorses it when it upholds his point of view. The only “empathy” he wants to see are decisions that accord with his socialist, some might say authoritarian agenda which he feels is mandated by his 2008 presidential election, despite the fact that public opinion has actually turned against much of his platform.

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Why hasn’t quantitative easing worked for the UK economy?

by John de Roe
Ministers of the Coalition government have waxed lyrical about how the UK economy would avoid another recession and start to grow this year, or at least stagnate. But according to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) we are going to enter another recession on April’s Fool Day. The Daily Stirrer told you this was inevitable of course.

How the government get it as wrong as their Labour predeccessor? Easay, both listened to the same academics, the same 'experts', people who have only experienced the world of business and finance through the theories of economists and political scientists whose whole careers have been spen in the cloistered environment of universities or the mable halls of government.

Successive governmemts, through the Bank Of England have now pumped around £350bilion into the economy and yet the recovery hassn't ever got off the starting blocks. Haven’t the Bank of England’s (BOE) quantitative easing exercises (QE) helped us all?

Well, yes and no. It depends on what the Bank wants to achieve by purchasing government assets (bonds). Basically the bank buys worthless IOUs from the government, using money contributed by we the poor punters. The second round of QE that started in September of last year was a pre-emptive move to limit damage when the Eurozone debt crisis exploded leading to a Lehman-like economic crisis. The UK is highly exposed to European debt and rather than promote growth QE was used as a monetary buffer to ensure that in the event of a major problem over the water the banking system had enough money to survive.

This was followed in February with another £50 billion of funds from the BOE. The reason for this move is slightly less clear. The economy had shown signs of picking up (it has since deteriorated) and the Eurozone crisis had stabilised somewhat. However, the bond markets expected more QE so the Bank had to give it what it wants.

QE is supposed to move money to the banks through the funds they raise by selling their UK government debt back to the Bank of England. ory this cashIn the then lent out to the wider economy. That is the traditional view, but it has some other effects too. If there is a buyer of Gilts with a voracious appetite (like the BOE) then it reduces borrowing costs for the government – as bond prices rise, yields fall. This is fantastic news for a country that needs to borrow GBP 126 billion this year to finance its budget deficit so long as you overlook the fact that the government is borrowing money from itself.

One of the biggest problems in the UK at the moment is rising unemployment and youth unemployment in particular. But just because QE has pumped money into the economy doesn’t mean that more jobs are going to be created. Banks may not lend out money because they need to hold larger capital buffers due to new regulations. Also, they may be under financial pressure and are worried they may not be able to finance themselves in the wholesale funding markets going forward. Hence they squirrel the money away by borrowing it from the government at the stupidly low rate of 0.5% that has held for three years now, and lend it straight back (by buying bonds) at a higher rate. Small businesses who represent a higher risk to government, don't get a look in.

Interest rates have been falling and corporate bond issuance in the US, where companies are active in the bond markets, has topped $1 trillion in the first three months of the year. Thus, to really benefit from the effects of QE you need to be active in financial markets.

As expectations grow of more QE in May if the UK falls back into recession, the public needs to remember that QE only effects the upper echelons of the economy, and just because the BOE prints more cash doesn’t mean that the unemployment rate will come down or that we will start to see genuine growth anytime soon.

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Meanwhile all is not well in the Eurozone either as Unemployment his a new high.

In spite of all the political chicanery aimed at creating the impression that the Euro single currency had been saved, all is not well for the (B)euro(c)rats of Brussels. Eurozone unemployment has climbed to its highest level since the euro was introduced, official data released today has revealed.

The eurozone unemployment rate crept up to 10.8pc in February, from 10.7pc in January, according to European Union statistics office Eurostat. This means more than 17m people are now out of work in the single currency area.

Across the EU, the unemployment rate was 10.2pc in February, compared with 10.1pc in January.

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2 April 2012

Muslim Brotherhood Seeks Power In Egypt - We Told You So.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/egypt/9179297/Muslim-Brotherhood-raises-fears-among-liberals-as-it-names-presidential-candidate.html The nomination of Khairat el-Shater, a millionaire businessman, puts the Islamist movement within reach of taking power in an Arab country for the first time in its 84-year history.

While many Egyptians will welcome the announcement, it is almost certain to heighten fears among liberals and Coptic Christians that the Brotherhood is seeking a monopoly on power with the intention of creating an Islamic state.

Senior officials in the movement defended the move, saying they had been left with no choice after the transitional military leadership prevented them from forming a civilian government despite securing an overwhelming victory in parliamentary elections earlier this year.

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31 March 2012

The Only Extremists In Mainstream Politics Are 'Progressive Liberals' aka The Loony Left

by Ed Butt

When the "progressive liberals" of the loony left start accusing the UK Independence Party of being right wing extremists it's time to take a close look at politics and discover who the real swivel eyed extremists are. Eyes left everyone

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30 March 2012

George Galloway's By Election Victory Shows Voters Contempt For Main Parties

by Ian R Thorpe

Mainstream 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 rarely attends the parliamentary talk shop. They will be right about all these things. Galloway, the maverick, the popinjay, the clown makes it easy to mock him.

Galloway's victory, by a majority of 10,000 votes ( 56%) of votes cast) against candidates from the three main parties, Conservative Labour and Liberal Democrat in the predominantly working class Bradford West constituency does not herald the emergency of Respect as a political force but it should send a message to party managers of the three main parties that spells out the utter contempt the electorate feel at the political elite's attitude.. Startling results like this defy political analysis, leaving press and television commentators to explain it away with references to Galloway's rhetorical skills (an he can speak, eat your heart out Mr.Mumbles Obama) and tactical political genius. There's a certain irony to that, given that the picture contrasts unconvincingly with the jester they depict elsewhere.

Personal qualities have a lot to do with what happened last night. A charismatic and eloquent candidate is a necessary but insufficient condition if a minor party is to win any contest. What is also needed is a political context in which their message resonates. Galloway's post-Labour political career (he resigned from government and party over the Iraq invasion showing himself to be a man of principle) is a testament to the possibility of allying young people, radicals and Muslims against the mainstream Westminster agenda.

Was George Galloway not vilified for siding with Saddam then? you might well ask. He was by the political establishment and the media but the British people were overwhelmingly against that war and also aware that Galloway, whose wife if he is still married to her, is Iraqi. He knew the country, he knew Saddam who was opportunistic enough to fete the rising Labour MP when the Galloways visited the country to stay with family members. George Galloway's warnings of what would happen if Saddam was overthrown, a political void followed by the fragmentation of that oil rich and strategically important nation into theocratic and mutually hostile tribal homelands, is being borne out by events. And the public like a man who trashes his career on a point of principle even if they do not support the principle he resigns over.

The Respect party has often been described as an unholy alliance of conservative Muslims and radical leftists. It was treated as a historical curiosity. With Iraq the dominant issue in British politics for several years, it seemed like a unique moment in which these two groups would share an agenda. Normally the progressive left and conservative Muslims would be tearing each other apart over same sex marriage, female equality and gay adoption rights. In certain constituencies however, places where working class and middle class voters feel as if they have been abandoned by successive governments and thus have become alienated from mainstream politics, an alliance of young people and minorities, bound together by both groups' contempt for the political elite, can win elections.

The Bradford West result does not so much mark a rejection of Labour as a rejection of the British Parliamentary system. For many voters (not just minorities and young people) no party is easily distinguishable from the other two. In actual policy terms that assessment is not entirely unfair, their differences are far less significant than any political head of communication would like to admit. In cultural terms, the viewpoint is entirely accurate.

Galloway's justification for his appalling parliamentary attendance records (634th out of 645 MPs in the 2005 session — just ahead of the prime minister Tony Blair and five Sinn Fein Irish Republican members who refuse to attend) actually deserves to be heard rather than criticised.

The Respect leader said he spent a lot of time making countless public speeches, swapping parliamentary debates for engagement in the country. Of course, it is a patent rationalisation. Galloway, a Scot, did little for the people of Bethnal Green and Bow, the constituency where he was elected MP on the strength of it's having a large Muslim population, after he resigned from Labour. But there is a grain of truth in what he says. Westminster's culture has become entirely separate from the country at large, the public increasingly alienated from its old traditions, schoolboy taunts and stultifying homogenity of politics.

The most important issue for the public in the run up to the 2010 General election was immigration. None of the main parties wanted to discuss it, in fact the then Prime Minister Gordon Brown dismissed one vote as a bigot when she tried to raise the issue. All three parties insist immigration is good for the economy, mistakenly believing the immigrants already settled here and the second and third generation descendents of Indian, East European and Caribbean migrant families favour tighter immigration controls. Another concern is Britain's relationship with the EU. The Politicians, academics, media and senior civil servants almost unanimously favour greater integration and closer economic ties with the emerging single European nation. Voters of all parties are deeply suspicious of what is starting to look very like a bureaucratic dictatorship and are angry at how much sovereignty has already been surrendered to unelected bureaucrats in Brussels.

The classic illustration of the gulf between politics and population though is same sex marriage. This non - issue threatens to divide Britain more deeply than any of the more serious problems we face. Out on the streets nobody cares that two people of the same sex cannot get married in a church. Some do not like homosexuality at all and will never accept it, that is their right. Some don't give a flying fudgecake about church but feel we have gone too far in pandering to minorities. Some feel it is up to the church concerned, civil partnerships have always taken care of property and inheritance rights, (not that that was necessary, it is not difficult to make a will). Very few people feel it is outrageous that same sex couples are being denied the fundamental human right to marry in a church. It is of course not a human right but a privilege extended to members of that church.

Often on being elected, Members of Parliament become besotted with politics to the extent that they lose touch with the feelings of their constituents and start to believe in the myth of their moral and intellectual superiority and allow their individualism to be subsumed under the shroud of a politically correct consensus. Thus they come to be held in contempt with the people whose votes they rely on. But when there is no individual with whom the voters can identify, nobody who speaks their language, elections are won by inertia. People vote on class or religious lines without ever being aware what a candidate believes or stands for.

Labour will want to write this result off as an anomaly, the media will mock and disrespect Galloway and other politicians will scorn him. That arrogant approach merely humiliates those who use it. It is sneering and condescending towards those who turned out to cast their vote for the individual they believe will best represent their interests. The media's is the most damaging to the public debate, because it puts political journalists in the same category as politicians, remote, out-of-touch and uninterested in the actual views of the public and obsessed with the noisy whining of a small groups of self elected minority leaders. This shock victory for George Galloway is evidence that disenchanted mainstream, voters and minority groups can form a powerful political alliance against the establishment. And it shows how dangerous and foolish it is for Westminster to continue to operate in its own bubble of smug self - importance. It is a lesson neither politicians nor journalists are likely to heed.

What it also shows us is that while the debt crisis, unemployment, cyber - warfare, the tensions in the middle east, rising commodity prices and the ageing population are all serious problems, the biggest crisis we face is the collapse of democracy.

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29 March 2012

We told you so, University Degrees Are Worthless

The Daily Stirrer has been saying it for years, now a leading British businessman has come out and said it too. University Degrees are worthless.

Self-made multimillionaire Simon Dolan left school at the age of 16 and went on to form a business empire which now turns over close to £100m a year, putting him 703rd on the Sunday Times Rich List. Mr. Dolan also criticised the designer degree business that is responsible for creating such oddball courses as waste management with dance. He described these and even the less insane courses like golf course maintenance or leisure centre management are ridiculous.

Known for taking risky business ventures, Mr Dolan became recognised as the world’s first “Twitter Dragon” when he invested more than £5m of his own money on business pitches composed of no more than 140 characters. He told media “younger, brighter candidates are much more employable” than university graduates.No matter what the government say we know that the current system doesn’t work. As an employer myself I know a degree is worthless, every other employer I speak to says the same in the main part. University is not the issue of whether you had a good time or not it is the whether you will be employable at the end of it.

He added “Graduates come out with a sense of entitlement, the believe they are too good to flip burgers even if it is the only job they can get. Schools need to educate children to become fully rounded human beings and not make them just pass exams so they can get to university. I think a far larger part of their education needs to be about how to be useful in an office or work environment."

Dolan’s autobiographical guide book ‘How to make millions without a degree’ has divided opinion but with more than 1.04m young people out of work and thousands more being priced out of university it touches on one of the burning issues of the day. Amid huge opposition to the increase of tuition fees this summer he said that the rise is a “really good idea” as it will overhaul “ridiculous” degrees on offer.

“Formerly university was the place for talented people to go to get higher education for later life,” Mr Dolan said. “It typically wasn’t the place where everyone went…everyone can’t be the most intelligent in society."

A Department for Business, Innovation and Skills spokesperson said: "A degree remains a good investment in the long term and is one of the best pathways to achieving a good job and rewarding career. Demand for more highly skilled employees continues to increase. Graduates like everybody else are facing tough times, but the evidence shows they fare better than non-graduates, and their prospects tend to pick up quicker during the recovery”.

Well they would say that wouldn't they?

The Daily Stirrer has always said that the boom in university placements under the Labour government was just a ploy to mask how bad the youth employment situation really is.

Apart from the best known university avoiders, Alan Sugar and Richard Branson and dragon Deborah Meaden there are plent of other highly successful British entrepreneurs who by passed university . Charlie Mullins of Pimlico Plumbers is worth £55 million; Sir Anthony Bamford, billionaire chairman of JCB Property magnate Trevor Hemmings, John Cauldwell, founder of Phones 4u and vacuum cleaner man Janes Dyson are just a few. For a more comprehensive list CLICK HERE

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28 March 2012

Petrol Crisis? Don't Panic?

When nnews that petrol tanker dtiversd had voted for strike acion it should have been as cue for David Cameron to say quoting Churchill, " Keep calm and carry on." Insread he did the worst possible thing by advising people to store petrol in cans or platic containers, thus sparking panic buying.

Petrol sales were up by 45 per cent on a normal midweek day yesterday, as in repose to the government's advice people rushed to stock up on fuel as a "precaution" against a possible strike by tanker drivers o.ver the Easter weekend. No date has yet been set for a strike but it seems more likely the unions will wait, in the hope of carrying out their threat to disrupt Jubilee celebrations and the Olympic festival.

This would be an extremely foolish move and we hope Ed. Miliband distances himself and his party from it. To be een supporting, even reluctantly, such a move will cause a repeat of what happened last time union leaders got the idea they were running the county. In the wake of the so called winter of discontent the Labour government was defeated at the next election and spent eighteen years out of office.

So how serious is the thrat of a strike? Well if you have any plans forv Easter that involve long journeys you hould perhaps fill up your car. So many Garages and petrol stations have closed in recent years the nation probably has the lower stock levels in their tanks on the ground on the forecourts than any time since car ownership became widespread.

Petrol stations and garages are already said to be struggling to meet demand from drivers keen to fill up before any strike goes ahead. According to the Daily Post, the Black Cat Shell service station in Llandudno Junction closed at noon yesterday with a sign reading: "No fuel sorry". One Shell filling station worker said: “There has been panic buying all day and Rhyl (Shell) will have run out by the end of the day. Llanddulas is out of everything but regular diesel.”

Joanne Acton, from Sainsbury’s filling station in Rhyl, said: “People are panic buying after reading about the strike even though supplies are not affected. We have been very busy, it has been constant, but supplies are keeping up at the moment.”

Ironically North Wales in close to onde of the UK's biggest refineries.

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27 March 2012

Petrol Prices Hit A New High

by Xavier Connolly

Driving a car has never been so expensive with the price of petrol hitting an all-time high this week of more than £1.40 a litre – and there was no reprieve for hard-pressed motorists in the Budget, fuel duty will push up the price further in the coming summer. The cost of petrol now averages 140.20p a litre, with diesel at 146.72p a litre. In August the planned tax increase will add 3.62p a litre, meaning the typical 50-litre petrol refill will cost £1.81 more.

To remind you how prices have rocketed, five years ago it a gallon of unleade was 89p for a litre and even in May 2009 the price was sill below £1, according to comparison site PetrolPrices.com. It now cost drivers more than £68 to fill up a 50-litre tank – £3.45 more than it cost a year ago £12.30 more than in 2010. Meanwhile, larger cars fout x fours and vans cost up to £100 a tank.

Is there any justificaton for this or are the government just soaking the mororist because to fill up the hole in the economy dug by urresponsible state borrowing over the past twenty years?

According to Whatprice.co.uk, the forecourt mark up makes up just 5% of the total cost of petrol, while the cost of oil and production amounts to a further 32% - but of course it’s taxation that eats up the largest chunk, at a hefty 63% of the price you pay a. t the pump.

At 139.67p a litre, the cost of a litre of petrol breaks down into: 57.95p fuel duty, 23.28p VAT, 52p wholesale, 1.5p biofuel content, leaving retailers a margin of 4.94p or less than one percent. Apart from financial traders who take fractions of a percentsge point commission as they move £$€billions around, there can be no industry working on such a fine margin. And your local petrol station is not turning ober billions.

Conor Faughnan, director of policy for the AA, is urging the Government to look at the impact of rising taxes on fuel costs, with no sign of these abating. He is right to do so.

“Ratcheting up taxes on fuels, which has been Government policy since October 2008, would be a bad idea for most countries but even more so for us given our dependency,” he said, "this week saw a “Budget Blow-Out”, with the decision to press ahead with the fuel increase in August. The hardship imposed on the consumer and on family budgets ... is extremely serious. We get calls and emails daily from people in near despair because of it. But it is also doing considerable damage to the economy”.

He is right people depend on cars to teavel to and from work and for social activities, the local economies of tourist areas depend on visitors arriving by car to keep businesses going. Whe whole economy depends on cars and delivery vehicles. Ministers make grandiose claims about economic recovery but their actions, based on advice from out of touch academics and scientists, are hamstringing the businesses and workers on whose efforts any recovery depends. It is madness.

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24 March 2012

A Scandal That Went Unremarked In Mainstream Media Returns To Bite Obama On The Arse

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23 March 2012

With All The Important Problems We Have Why Are We Talking About Same Sex Marriage?

by Profanicus Maximus

Oh for fuck's sake, how sick are all we sane people of hearing about same sex marriage. what the fuck is going on? Anyone who asks the simple question of how gay marriage came to be a massive and bitterly divisive debate in both America and Europe will surely conclude that it is the most surreal and idiotic political issue of our age.

There is no popular deman for a new law as there was here in the UK for changes in abortion laws or decrimnalisation of homosexuality or for abolition of racial segregation and extension of civil rights in the USA in the 1960s; historically, homosexuals and lesbians have not been interested in getting married while transvestites and transexuals have traditionally been despised by gay and lesbian communities. According to a recent opinion poll, 45 per cent of Britons support gay marriage but 78 per cent think that making it legal should not be a political priority. And yet somehow gay marriage has become the issue of 2012 and is now more hotly debated in commentary circles than the economic crisis, immigration, the situation in the middle east, oil prices, food and water supply problems or any other thing affecting humanity.

In spite of all this nothing in the gay-marriage debate makes any sense. For example, gay-marriage rights are presented as a radical rallying cry for the "progressive left on a par with the struggles for women’s suffrage or black civil rights, and yet they’re enthusiastically backed by such superbly un-radical institutions as The Times, Goldman Sachs and David Cameron along with many in the Conservative Party that he leads. Politicians say they must do ‘the right thing’ on gay marriage, neglecting to mention that there has been absolutely no sustained public agitation, no gays or lesbians leaping in front of the King’s horse in the Derby chaining themselves to the railings around public buildings as the suffragettes did, no marches or sit ins in the face of heavily armed law officers as civil rights supporters did, for the right of gay attention seekers to go to church dressed in fancy clothes and put on a big show. Self-elected gay "leaders" present this effort as the logical conclusion to their 60-odd years of campaigning for equality, overlooking the fact that until very recently a great many gay activists saw marriage and the family as problems, and demanded recognition of their right to live outside of those institutions.

So far only the major religions, the Anglicans and Roman Catholics and Muslims have made a stand against the issue. The Catholic Church and Muslims are solidly against, among the Anglicans the issue threatens to cause a schism. Some political commentators have said it is a battle the religions can't win. Maybe so, but it is a battle the progressive left cannot win either. As usual they have allowed themselves to be fooled by the fact that working class voters support the socialist Labour party in general elections into believing the same people will support any policy the Labour leadership champions. Time and again the working class have shown that while their votes can be bought with promises of ever more generous social benefits, they are in fact far more conservative in their outlook than the middle classes. If this change is pushed through there will be a backlash of some kind.

Again, nothing in this debate makes sense. The legal beef about inheritance, which was mostly hyperbole anyway because wills were available to take care of inheritance rights, has been dealt with by civil unions; church marriage is not a right but a privilege granted to church members at the discretion of the congregation or leaders. This is such a relatively trivial concern to risk sundering already strained bonds of community over, and is so unconnected with any political or religious philosophy that it would make as much sense if, tomorrow, every politician and commentator in the land suddenly started talking about how important it is to give women the right to grow full beards or men the right to have babies. (see Monty Pyth Life of Brian lampooning the rights industry - You Tube) There are probably some women who want to grow beards and some men desperate to have babies and who are we to deny them those rights? The public might well support their the extension of such rights to people obviously not capable of exercising them right while also arguing that making it happen should not be government priority of a suitable thing on which to expend tax revenue (some people might well ask why making same sex marriage would cost anything, but to change the legal status of marriage would involve redrafting numerous laws and thus involve the payment of $£€millions to law firms, which as anyone who has read John Grisham will know, are expert at hiding money from tax collectors.

Given the surreal nature of the concept of same sex marriage, it is remarkable that so many intelligent people are taking the gay-marriage seriously and saying ‘Yes, I fully support the enactment of this long-traduced historic right’. What they should be doing is asking why gay marriage is an issue all of a sudden and untangling how it came to be a defining battleground in the modern Culture Wars. Because it strikes me that what is happening here is that, under the cover of extending equality, we are really witnessing the instinctive consolidation of a new political elite which is every bit as oppressive and corrosive as the old aristocratic elite, and which, lacking the familiar moral signposts of traditional values and the constraint of noblesse oblige seems determined to impose a new set of moral values of their own devising on the masses. In shot they think they can order human nature to change by passing laws. King Canute has a lesson for them. Canute is misunderstood of course, he was not trying to turn back the tide but showing sycophantic courtiers he could not. The modern Canutes are not so wise, having seen the pseudo - socialist dogmas they favour fail time and again they delude themselves that the failure was due to social engineering policies not being radical enough. The progressive mindset can only ever go further in the same direction.

The reason the gay-marriage issue arouses such passions and is so divisive is because it is not an organic issue that grew from the roots up, but a synthetic issue, an entirely top-down, elite-driven thing. The "liberal" elitists want to be seen to support minorities, to say, "look at me, see how I care about minorities and know what a morally superior person I am." Thus the true driving force behind it is not the force that drives any real or publicly manifested desire for change, for homosexual couples to get married in churches, far less a broader public appetite for the reform of the institution of marriage; rather it is the need of the political and media class for an issue through which to impose its values and thus affirm to itself and advertise its superiority. Gay marriage is not a real issue - it is a cultural signifier, like wearing ribbons and wristbands to show what causes you care about, it is the politics of shallowness, the only way in which the "look at me" generation are able to debate.

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22 March 2012

Ignore The Media Squealing Like Stuck Pigs, Osborne Has Not Robbed Pensioners

by John de Roe

Forget all the howling coming from left field, the mainstream media and the Liberal Democrat bit of the Coalition. In yesterday's budget, Chancellor George Osborne did not impose a stealth tax on pensioners. What he has done is abolish an age relasted tax allowance for new pensioners. So anyone turning 65 and claiming their pension with get the standard allowance before paying tax of £9,200. The raised alowance of £10,500 will continue to apply to those already on pensions.

Here is what one commentator said:

Existing pensioners will still avoid paying tax on the first £10,500 of their income, rising to £10,600 for the over-75s, but those benefits will now be ­frozen until the basic personal allowance catches up.

Pensioners groups, it is said, responded with fury. But pensioners groups always respond with fury. I am a pensioner and also a part time financial consultant and I dewal with many pension related queries. In my experience if a chancellor gave pensioners a hundred pounds, oensioners groups would start screaming that it was unfair.

What everyone has overlooked here is that the budget raised the basic old age pension that we pay for through national insurance and should all be claiming, even those like myself who are on a good pension from work. I paid into the scheme so why should I not claim my entitlement? So as one of the pensioners who will be hit by the new tax I wil be paying "up to £322 a year more" but will be getting £275 more in my state pension. Big deal.

Pensioners who only have the basic state pension will not be affected as their total taxable income does not exceed the tax free personal allowance nor will people who get disability allowances as those payments are not taxable. Meanwhile the government faces a mega crisis of debt that has been building since the first Labour government after World War 2. There are signs that problem is going to get a lot worse very soon.

Good luck to George Osborne with his tightrope walking career. He may not be anywhere near the best Chancellor we have had but if Labour were in power things would be a whole lot worse.

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21 March 2012

Asprin Cuts Cancer Risk Say Scientists - But They Don't Mention The Buts

The traditional press is full of reports that middle-aged people can significantly reduce their chances of being diagnosed with cancer by taking an aspirin a day for as little as three years, according to new research. This cheap drug, according to Big Pharma shills researchers not only appears to stop cancers developing in the first place, but also prevents them from spreading to other parts of the body, the new work shows.

This is nothing new, herbalists and holistic healers have long been saying chronic inflammation was a cause of cancer and the anti inflammatory properties of willow bark, from which modern aspirin is derived, were know to ancient Greek, Ayurvedic and Druidic healers.

The report claims those who start taking low dose (75mg) aspirin daily in their 60s appear to benefit just as much as those who start taking it earlier.

The studies, presented today in The Lancet, add to the argument that low-dose aspirin should be taken widely from middle-age, said the lead author, Professor Peter Rothwell, of Oxford University's Stroke Prevention Research Unit.

His team found that taking low-dose daily aspirin for between three and five years reduced the chance of being diagnosed with cancer at that time by 19 per cent. Five years or more after starting taking aspirin, the reduction rose to 30 per cent. He said: "These data do push the argument in favour of taking daily low-dose aspirin, particularly if you have a family history of heart disease or cancer.

"We showed previously that daily aspirin substantially reduces the long-term risk of some cancers, particularly colorectal cancer and oesophageal cancer, but that these effects don’t appear until about eight to 10 years after starting treatment.

"The delay is because aspirin is preventing the very early development of cancers and there is a long delay between this early stage and the eventual clinical presentation with a cancer.

"What we have now shown is that aspirin also has short-term effects, which are manifest after only two to three years."

Note that some cancers. Typical scientists evasiveness. Ask a direct question, "Does it prevent cancer?" and you get "Well is may prevent some cancers.

As we get deeper into this report it begins to look like another attempt by Big Pharma to persuade governments that mass medication without consent is a good idea. Previously suggestions that drinking water be medicated with anti - depressants and statins (anti obesity drugs) have been sen off by public opinion.

Unfortunately it looks as if the more fascistic a corporate culture is, the more influence that corporation weilds over government.

The findings also raised "the distinct possibility that aspirin will be effective as an additional treatment for cancer – to prevent distant spread of the disease", he said.

Aspirin, manufactured by pharmaceutical companies has long been hailed for its blood-thinning properties, leading some to argue that it should be prescribed to those who are at a higher risk of heart attack or stroke, even if they have never had one. Strangely the report does not mention the blood thinning and anti inflammatory qualities of garlic which can be grown in a small garden or window box.

Aspirin is being hailed as a real wonder drug: its usefulness (as willow-bark extract, for fever and pain) was known to the ancients; it does appear to have many potential benefits; and yet its mechanisms remain mysterious or at best poorly understood. When it was first synthesised, as acetylsalicylic acid, in the 1850s, it was used as to relieve the pains of "rheumatism", but no one had any idea how it worked. It wasn't until the late 20th century that doctors started to give it to patients as a preventative against heart disease. Researchers started to work out a theory of heart disease that involved some sort of inflammation process and something called C-reactive protein. C-reactive protein is a marker for inflammation: raised levels of it in the blood indicate an inflammatory process. It is also known that the base-line plasma concentration of C-reactive protein predicts the risk of future heart attack and stroke. Taking aspirin reduces CRP levels, and so may also reduce the risk of future heart problems.

Previous studies have warned that aspirin can do more harm than good in healthy people. Scientists taking a more objective view rather than producing the result Big Pharma required have found taking aspirin does not significantly reduce the risk of a heart attack in healthy people, and is no more effective that a healthy diet in preventing many common cancers but that it “almost doubles the risk of being admitted to hospital due to internal bleeding. Routinely prescribed by doctors as a preventative for heart disease and strokes, it's blood thinning effects have proved fatal in some people prone to ulcers or hemorrhaging.

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20 March 2012

Inflation Falls Again As Government Continue To Talk Bollocks

by John de Roe

Inflation fell to a 15-month low of 3.4pc in February helping ease pressure on cash-strapped consumers and Chancellor George Osborne ahead of Wednesday's Budget.

The consumer prices index (CPI) is down from 3.6pc in January as a drop in prices for housing, lower electricity and gas bills electricity, and cheaper air fare pushed overall inflation down, the Office for National Statistics said. However, the fall was not as much as expected - economist had forecast a drop to 3.3pc - as a record January to February rise in alcohol prices, driven by spirits, held back further declines.

The drop comes as some economists warn that the overall rate of inflation may not pull back as quickly as previously thought amid resurgent oil prices, although the ONS said there was no evidence of this in February. Inflation has fallen steadily since hits a three-year peak of 5.2pc in September.

The official press release reports that in a sign that underlying price pressures are fading as well, core inflation - which strips out volatile components such as food and energy - fell to 2.4pc, the lowest since November 2009.

Meanwhile in the real world petrol has risen from £1.35 per litre to £1.41 per litre at my local garage, I make that a rise of 4.4% rise inside 2 weeks! And anyone who watches commodity prices will be aware that the price of cereals on the world market is up by 8% this year

My Water charges (another non essential removed from the calculations?) acros the UK have gone up by about 10% since last year.

Inflation certainly isn't falling! As long as inflation is higher than interest rates on savings, and as long as inflation is higher than the annual increase in wages, people are still going to be impoverished.

As long as taxes on fuel are rising, as long as council taxes are rising, as long as prices on energy, water, transport and food are rising, even if only to the level of this fabulous 'inflationary' decrease, people will be impoverished.

Who gave the government their very appetising recipe for cooked books? Look, here's how it works (figures simplified) Increase prices by 15% one year, reduce by 5% the next and bingo inflation has fallen year on year. The fact that you are paying 10% more over the two years means nothing. Politicians and economists must think we the punters are all stupid. Yes, inflation has stoped rising and is falling rapidly. if you stop eating , stop heating your home , walk or ride a bike instead of drive your car, then inflation is ONLY 2.4%. What a triumph for government economic policies.

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19 March 2012

Pay To Drive Roads To Cover Britain As Tories Become Blue Labour
by Xavier Connolly

There is no doubt that of all the bad ideas the National Socialist government of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown came up with in their 13 year bid to enslave the British people on behalf of their New World Order mates in the Bilderberg Group was the introduction of toll roads that would make it impossible to get anywhere without paying a road toll to a private company as well as road tax and about 500% tax on fuel to the government. My colleague Ian Thorpe worked out that the round trip from his home near Burnley to see his Mum in Morecambe would cost him around £100.

It was in effect a blatant attempt by The People's Party to tax the ordinary people on average incomes off the road.

We do not expect such stuff from the Conservatives although I have my suspicions that the Lib Dems have become more Nazi than the Nazis.

It is not the Lib Dems who will today be announcing plans to create swathes of new toll roads all over Britain but Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron.

If the plan goes ahead motorists face tolls and pay-as-you drive schemes on privately owned roads or gridlock on the public network. The Prime Minister will say Britain’s “second-rate” road system desperately needs a huge injection of private-sector investment. It's bollocks of course, what Britain needs is a government that will channel an apppropriate proportion of the stupendous amount of revenue they gain from duty on car fuel into maintaining and improving the road system. Instead, governments of both parties whould rather waste our money on foreign adventures in neo colonialism, vanity projects and sucking up to minorities.

The Treasury, Cameron will say, can no longer afford to keep funding improvements and repairs to motorways and trunk roads.

The plans are likely to provoke an angry response from the public and businesses. The roads could add hundreds of pounds a year to the cost of motoring at a time when drivers and transport operators already face soaring petrol and diesel prices and crippling fuel duties and road tax. Motoring organisations last night warned of a backlash, claiming the move was a return to “18th century turnpikes”.

Advance copies of Cameron's speech released to the press tell us he will say "Why is it that other infrastructure – for example water – is funded by private-sector capital through ­privately owned, independently regulated, utilities but roads in Britain call on the public finances for funding?” Mr Cameron will make clear that “sovereign wealth funds, pension funds and other investors” could build and maintain new roads. He has instructed the Department for Transport and the Treasury to carry out a feasibility study with results expected in the autumn.

Funny he should mention the utility companies that suply water, electricity and gas. They are known as the biggest crooks and rip off merchants in the country. And as we are warned of water shortages and and hosepipe bans everybody knows billionsd of gallons of much needed water leak away through holes in poorly maintained water pipes the untility companies focus their efforts on hiring expensive consultsants to dream up ever more exotic scams for stealing from customers.

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17 March 2012

Children Failing At Reading Is Child Abuse By The Education System

by Ian R Thorpe
In the latest propaganda spiel from the Ministry of Truth, Education Branch a masterpiece of understatement may be found. The bulletin states that the reading skills of junior school pupils must be improved. Sir Michael Wilshaw, head of the Minis Education Branch said, “One in five primary schoolchildren moving up from primary schools is not ready for secondary school. One in five, 20%. Surely they can't all be affected by that modern plague, dyslexia. Approximately a hundred thousand children a year are leaving primary school not able to access the secondary curriculum.”

How does the government's education Ministry of Truth (MinTru) (Quasi Autonomous Non Governmental Organisation) intend to improveme the situation, apart from burying it under a pile of bureaucratic jargon ? Sir Michael explained: “Teacher training colleges will come under greater scrutiny by Ofsted inspectors for the way they prepare teachers to give reading lessons using the phonic system.”

It will not work any better than any of the politically correct meddling of the past forty years has worked. If it were possible to improve literacy in our schools by introducing the crackpot ideas of Californian cranks, self styled educational psychologists, it would have already happened. Instead we have seen progressive ideas march and in hand with dumbing down. Unless of course the educational establishment woke up one March morning in 2012 a pandemic of illiteracy and said "Fuck me, half the kids in state schools are morons."

This decline of education has been going on for years with examination standards constantly being lowered to mask the extent of the system's failure. Even the education department admits that more than four out of ten children leave school, after 11 years of state education, unable to read and write properly.

Neither the constant chopping and changing in teaching methods nor the sheer incompetence of many teachers is blamed for this scandalous failure. Instead we are given the usual politically correct clichés of poverty, bad home background and single parents and fingers are pointed at, “children on free school meals” and “the very diverse schools population.”

But it is not an impoverished background or social and cultural diversity which causes the failure of so many children to learn to read. It is not class sizes, another familiar excuse, which are the problem. There is no shortage of books, computers and other technological aids not of teachers who waver their degrees in "educational science" at dissatisfied parents as if a bit of paper can make up for their inability you engage the interest of the young. I know I am writing the truth, because I have something with which to compare today’s shocking educational deprivation of our children. Experience.

My first school in the 1950s was Upton Magna Church of England School in a small village in Shropshire. The school had been built in the early nineteenth century and was one large hall in which the different years sat in separate rows of desks. The pupils were diverse, my Dad worked for a national newspaper and was one of the few people in the village to own a car. The other car owners were farmers or professional people. Many of my classmates were very poor, the sons and daughters of agricultural workers their clothes were hand me down, the free.school meals they had were for some all that stood between them and hunger. But those among us who were backward at reading were very few, even Charlie Record who was always destined for remedial education could read aloud from text books when it was his turn. And every day the teacher would read aloud to us from ripping yarns such as Treasure Island or the Hornblower stories or narrative verse; Tennyson and Longfellow were on the menu as was Lord Byron's stirring The Destruction of Senacherib. I can remember, aged seven, being able to recite William, Blake's Tyger, Tyger.

By the age of nine we knew all the parts of speech and could parse sentences, and at eleven we embarked on clause analysis. We were also, those from affluent and poor homes alike, competent at basic arithmetic from which all mathematics stems. Compared with what was achieved in those days of genuine deprivation for some, today’s education standards amount to child abuse.

Education, and particularly that primary education between the ages of five and eleven is vital to individuals and society alike. Once children have the basics of literacy and numeracy they are equipped to educate themselves no matter how idiotic the ideas of "progressives" they will encounter in the secondary school. At Upton Magna school we did not need lessons in diversity or mulicultural studies to teach us how to adapt to accommodate the children of gypsys, itinerants or refugees to came to the area to work on the harvest, fruit picking and later potato picking.

While we continue to sacrifice the education of generations of children to the gods of "progressive" and politically correct thinking we are only emulating the Aztecs whose priests, having failed to persuade their gods to intercede and defeat the Conquistadores could only suggest that the reason the Spanish were still winning was because not enough young people had been sacrificed. It is not just in education however that the "progressives" display this mindset.

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The West Is Already Meddling In Syria (and making things worse)

Last week, US president Barack Obama rejected calls for military intervention against the Assad regime in Syria, despite saying he found the situation there ‘heartbreaking’. Yet while there are currently no NATO bombs falling from the skies or US troops’ combat boots on Syrian sand, the pressure being heaped upon Syria to behave in a way that suits the ‘international community’ (aka the West) is palpable. Here are five key ways in which the West is already interfering in Syrian affairs . Well, we have heard many times The President prefers going in through the back door.

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16 March 2012

Science Defeats Science - Resistance To Antibiotics Could End Modern Medicine

by Ed Butt The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned humanity is entering an antibiotic crisis which could make routine operations impossible and a scratched knee potentially fatal.

Now we should remember that the WHO are the people who gave us the Swine Flu pandemic scare, the Bird Flu pandemic scare both of which were going to kill us all, and also recommended that teenage boys should be vaccinated against cervical cancer. So whether the scientists who lead the WHO are actually barking mad, completely stark raving bonkers in the head, or they are just greedy little bureaucrats who are quite happy to dance to their Big Pharma paymasters' tune in order to keep their grubby noses in the ever flowing trough of taxpayers money we may only speculate.

This article then is about how the latest health scare the WHO is pumping up has come about as a result of following policies recommended by the WHO and Big Pharma. Ironic innit?

Margaret Chan, the organiation's director general warned that humans have become so resistant to common antibiotics it could bring about “the end of modern medicine as we know it.” As a result, she claimed, every antibiotic ever developed is at risk of becoming useless, making once-routine operations impossible. Hyperbole? Well probably, the WHO have a track record after all.

If there is substance in the warning, and similar warnings have been being sounded for many years, the redundancy would include many of the breakthrough drugs developed to treat tuberculosis, malaria, bacterial infections and HIV/AIDS, as well as simple treatments for cuts and septic sores.

Speaking to a conference of infectious disease experts in Copenhagen, Dr Chan said we could be entering into a “post-antibiotic era”. Replacement medicines could become more expensive, with longer periods of treatment required to bring about the same effect, she added.

Dr Chan went on to say: “Things as common as strep throat or a child’s scratched knee could once again kill. Antimicrobial resistance is on the rise in Europe and elsewhere in the world. We are losing our first-line antimicrobials. Replacement treatments are more costly, more toxic, need much longer durations of treatment, and may require treatment in intensive care units. For patients infected with some drug-resistant pathogens, mortality has been shown to increase by around 50 per cent. A post-antibiotic era means, in effect, an end to modern medicine as we know it.”

The warning comes shortly after the World Health Organisation published a new book warning of the “global crisis”, entitled “The evolving threat of antimicrobial resistance.”

It reads: “Bacteria which cause disease react to the antibiotics used as treatment by becoming resistant to them, sooner or later. A crisis has been building up over the decades, so that today many common and life-threatening infections are becoming difficult or even impossible to treat, sometimes turning a common infection into a life-threatening one.”

The paper blames the current situation largely on the misuse of antibiotics, which are not prescribed properly and used too frequently and for too long. The problem is not just in over prescription by medical doctors. Antibiotics are routinely added to cattle, pig and poultry feed to make animals put on weight more quickly thus reducing costs and the time lag from birth to slaughter, resulting in boosted profits.

The WHO paper points to an “inexorable increase in antimicrobial-resistant infections, a dearth of new antibiotics in the pipeline and little incentive for industry to invest in research and development” had led to a need for innovation”.

The WHO has now appealed to governments across the world to support research into the antimicrobial resistance. Ah; more research equals more research grants, more big fat salaries and expensive jollies in luxury resorts for scientists. Right. If we follow the money we always arrive in the same place, greed and self interest city.

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15 March

Ed Miliband Is Not Running The Labour Party, Who Is

by Ed Butt Not wanting to witness the nauseating spectacle of Cameron and Obama kissing each others arses the Daily Stirrer editorial meeting today decided we would have a look at how things are going in the Labour Party.

We wish we had stuck with Cammy and Bammy. Here's one report we saw:

"On Tuesday, Labour held the weekly meeting of its shadow cabinet. At its conclusion the members filed out into the expansive, and expensive, atrium of Parliament’s Portcullis House. “Everyone broke into little groups of three or four,” said one observer. “They were all there, having follow-up discussions with each other. Except for Ed Miliband. He was left standing on his own with a member of staff. So he just got on the escalator and walked away.” (Dan Hodges)

At some indefinable point during the last few months, Ed Miliband stopped being leader of Labour Party. There was neither drama nor fanfare. No knife-edge votes, or late-night confrontations. Instead, the authority bestowed upon him in Manchester 18 months ago rose early, quietly packed its suitcase, and sloped off into a chill Westminster morning. It didn’t leave a note."

Wither Milliband? Or perhaps, wither milliband! in the imperitive case.

Poor Ed. I do think he's a decent bloke really, just waaaaaaaaay out of his depth. The task he landed himself with, keeping the unions sweet while trying to turn Labour into something capable of being elected and then capable of governing would have been beyond Hercules.

So how will it end? We forsee Ed being despatched to Room 101 where he will have to face the thing he fears most, Len McClusky. After that he may occasionally be sighted sitting alone in the Chestnut Tree Cafe sipping Victory Gin flavoured with cloves.

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Free Schools Are Needed To Save British Education But Labour Are In Denial

by Xavier Connelly

Labour Education spokesman and former Liberal Democrat Andrew Adonis has demanded that Labour come out in support of free schools. What Adonis has understood, and what the Labour Party and the Campaign for State Education remain in denial about, is that the state education system is close to collapse. While lefties grizzle about state schools not sending enough bright but disadvantaged children to elite Universities the schools under the control of the state, those teaching the nationl curriculum are not achieving acceptable levels of basic numeracy and literacy. The sysyem it is not producing enough students in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects that politicans and academics obsess about so much.

The system is not doing enough for the gifted and talented pupils pasing through the system, in fact such a culture of anti - intellectualism has been allowed to develop because of politically correct ideas on discipline that to display intelligence or scholarly excellence it to make oneself a target for bullying. Education in the state school system is not equipping school leavers with the skills employers need and which make the pupils employable.

The truth is that our education system is stuck in a time warp, ideas that were shown not to work as long ago as the 1970s still have currency. The education establishment has failed to evolve to meet the challenges of the actual world our school leavers must go out into and compete in. But education is run by progressives and progressives are incapable of acceptin that their pet idea has failed because it is a bad idea. The progressive mindset is no more for turning than the Iron Lady. A more relaxed approached to discipline has ledt to a breakdown of discipline?" they say, "Well obviously that is because we did not relax discipline enough." "Lowering exam standards so pupils are not alienated by failure has resaulted in the bightest pulpils getting dumber? Well we must relax standards even further. The theory cannot be wrong, conservatives have sabotaged it."

When its errors are pointed out the response of the educational establishment is to become hyper-defensive, defend their failed methods and mount a massive resistance to any real change, not on the basis of any rational criticism of weakness in what is proposed but simply on the grounds of it not being politically correct. The establishmen hate free schools for one reason; they wrench power away from those who think they ought to run our schools and place it in the hands of parents or reformers. For too long the only alternative to state schoolst for parents who could afford the fees was to run to private sector.

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14 March 2012

More EU Rebels Follow Spain In Defying Burssels Diktat.

by John de Roe

Over the course of innumerable crisis meetings European leaders have tried and failed to produce the right result for a glorious photon oppotunity: extravagant triple-kiss greetings, toothy grins, and wistful stares between Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy.

Last Monday night in Brussels however the stage management went horribly wrong: Jean Claude Juncker, head of euro zone finance ministers group, was snapped strangling his Spanish counterpart.

It was all a big joke of course. Luis de Guindos wasn't actually hasrmed in the making of the photograph and Jan Kees De Jager, the Dutch finance minister looming behind him, didn't wade in with fists flying either. But the grim look on Mr de Guindos' face shows he didn't find it all that funny.

Moments before the indident, the eurogroup had approved a €130bn (£108bn) bailout package for Greece. After months of wrangling and just a week before Greece was due to default on its debts the deal should have been a cause for an orgy of celebratory plate-smashing.. Unknown to the stage managers, behind the scenes, Spain had hijacked the meeting. In a bluntly worded statement, the eurogroup announced they had agreed to relax Spain's deficit target for 2012 - from 4.4pc set by Brussels last year to 5.3pc.

Spain had won some unscheduled breathing space. But what really angered Juncker was that in winning the concession, Madrid had stirred a radical retaliation of "sinner states" against the northern bloc's push for austerity and central control.

All year Spanish officials have pleaded with Brussels for permission to relax their deficit targets, arguing that Spain couldn't take any more austerity. They felt they had a strong case: Spain's economy is set to contract 1.7pc this year; unemployment, already the highest in the industrialised world, is heading for 24pc; while youth unemployment is already over 50pc. Officials warned Brussels that yet more cuts would be catatrophic for Spain. But the answer was firm and consistent: nein, non, niet: austerity targets were "non-negotiable".

At the beginning of March, leaders gathered in Brussels to entrench these rules in a new treaty. The so-called fiscal pact bound all European countries (except Britain and the Czech Republic who opted out) to keep their debt to GDP ratio below 3pc - or face punishment. Angela Merkel was tickled pink: the deal would last forever, she said.

But with sensational timing, just hours later Mariano Rajoy announced Spain would break the rules, immediately. Because the E U bureaucrats were forced to accept this it opens the way for Italy, Portugal and Ireland to demand the same concession. We are back where we started.

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Melvyn Bragg attacks Richard Dawkins' 'atheist fundamentalism'

Broadcaster, novelist and critic Melvyn Bragg has launched a fierce attack on militant atheists and in particular Professor Richard Dawkins, accusing him and those who follow him of “ignorance” and of showing “no respect” for religion.

Bragg poured scorn on the scientists insistence that “reason” can destroy the Christian argument, saying that faith was something that should be examined more closely.

Speaking on Sky Television's The Book Show, Bragg, a non theist himself, defended Christianity and other faiths and accused atheists such as Prof Dawkins and philosopher Alain de Botton of "hitching a ride" on faith.

“Ever since civilisation began people have believed in many gods, one god or none,” he said. “There have also been atheists, people who say that this is unprovable, that there could not be resurrections and reincarnations and miracles. These are all respectable traditions. What’s changed recently is the animus and the ignorance that has entered into the atheist argument, led by Richard Dawkins, most improbably a fine zoologist, a good scholar, Oxford trained, who seems to have thrown everything off in this odd pursuit, particularly of Christianity.”

Bragg argued that reason was not “the primary source of knowledge”.

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13 March 2012

Limp Wristed Vegetarian Nazi Scientists Want To Take Away Your Steak

Scientists Warn 'Red Meat Can Be Lethal', it is not only unhealthy but can increase the risk of death, according to a major US study.

Now you quickly get to the nature of this science in the line above. "can increase the risk of death". Unscientific, scaremongering BOLLOCKS. We are all going to die, forget the delusional belief among scientists that they can immunise us against death, nobody lives for ever. So the risk of death is 100%, it cannot get any higher, it will not get any lower. Therefore you should read reports of this type of research with the appropriate degree of scepticism.

New research carried out in the USA and published today demonstrates eating red meat regularly, especially processed meats dramatically increases the risk of death from heart disease and cancer. Each additional daily serving of processed red meat, equivalent to one hot-dog or two rashers of bacon, raised the chances of dying by a fifth. Data from 121,342 men and women taking part in two large US health and lifestyle investigations were analysed to produce the findings, published in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine .

Now note the vagueness and obfuscatory tactics here. The do not say red meat eaters will die at 60 instead of 80. What they do appear to be saying is that for every ten people who eat red meat, twelve will die. The premise is irrational.

The study claims researchers found that cutting red meat out of the diet led to significant benefits but here again we see the way the issue is clouded in an attempt to manipulate readers. They find a problem with processed meat which in fact is not confined to red meat but, as has been known for years there is a problem with all highly processed foods, red or white meats, fats and they reduce it to appear as it it only applies to the food hate symbol of the limp wristed vegetarian Nazi party ("healthy low fat spreads" are the most dangerous things you can eat apart from the kind of stuff that comes in bottles with a skull and crossbones on the label).

Replacing red meat with fish, poultry, or plant-based protein foods contributed to a longer life, the study says although many other studies have shown vegetarians do not live significantly longer than red meat eater. Nuts are said to reduce the risk of dying by 20% - making a case for swapping roast beef for nut roast.

The studies monitored the progress of their participants for more than 20 years and gathered information about diet. In total, scientists documented 23,926 deaths including 5,910 from heart disease and 9,364 from cancer. Senior author Professor Frank Hu, from Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, said: "This study provides clear evidence that regular consumption of red meat, especially processed meat, contributes substantially to premature death.

"On the other hand, choosing more healthful sources of protein in place of red meat can confer significant health benefits by reducing chronic disease morbidity (illness) and mortality."

Funny how the results of these studies carried out by leftie academics always affirm the moral prejudices of leftie academics and serve to advance their control freak agenda, don't you think. When you read that cancer prevention charity the World Cancer Research Fund recommends that people avoid processed meat entirely and limit their consumption of red meat to 500g a week it's easy to see the hand of health fascism at work. In fact the biggest problem we have with western dies now is the result of scientists meddling with so much of the food we eat for the sole purpose of boosting corporate profits. It is not the meat in processed meats, the ground grain in bread or cakes nor the oil in processed fats that does the harm, it is the added chemicals, the colourings, artificial flavourings, preservatives etc. Look at the list of ingredients on a pack of processed meat, a savoury snack, a pack of breakfast cereal. Food is not the problem, science is the problem.

Dr Rachel Thompson, the charity's deputy head of science, said: "This study strengthens the body of evidence which shows a link between red meat and chronic diseases such as cancer and heart disease. The research itself seems solid and is based on two large-scale cohort studies monitored over a long period of time."

And when you look at the length of time it becomes clear we are not talking about people living ten of five years less on average but a few weeks less. Ah well as the old saying goes, torture data long enough and it will tell you whatever you want it to.

We know that many other studies show there is no higher risk in eating red meat and that such results as are offered by this latest farrago can easily be obtained by manipulating data. Cult of Scienceology followers reading this will accuse The Daily Stirrer of being anti science. We are not, we are anti-pseudoscirntific-bullshit. And we are not the only ones..The study's findings were challenged by Dr Carrie Ruxton from the Meat Advisory Panel , an expert body funded by the meat industry.

She said: "This US study looked at associations between high intakes of red meat and risk of mortality, finding a positive association between the two. However, the study was observational, not controlled, and so cannot be used to determine cause and effect. "The authors' conclusion that swapping a portion of red meat for poultry or fish each week may lower mortality risk was based only on a theoretical model.

In other words, other lifestyle factors that could have ben significant were factored out of the study. And again we see the common preference of modern, politicised scientists for working with theoretical models rather than reality.

Dr. Ruxton went on to point out this study's conclusion conflicts with evidence from controlled trials. She pointed out that meat and meat products were significant sources of essential nutrients such as iron, zinc, selenium, B vitamins and vitamin D. So as these are all essential nutrients following the advice of the report would result in people being malnourished. Gfood work guys.

In the UK, red meat was "critically important" to zinc intake, contributing 32% of the total for men and 27% for women. Red meat also contributed around 17% of total dietary iron intake in the UK.

We give the last word to Dr. Ruxton: "In summary, this paper should not be used to dissuade people from reducing their current intake of red meat when it provides essential nutrients that are required as part of a healthy balanced diet."

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12 March 2012

TYCOONS, HOOKERS AND OUR COUNCIL FATCATS PARTY IN CANNES

A host of British low life level politicians, town hall fat cats and quangocrats recently four days wining and dining business tycoons and ladies of negotiable affection at the world’s biggest property fair in Cannes, Southern France.

The Coalition government's Minister for Sport, Hugh Robertson was the most senior of politicians and council chief executives who enjoyed a taste of high life usually reserved for millionaires last week while taxpayers protested the closure of libraries, leisure centres, police stations and public toilets at home.

Our tax eaters were among 20,000 overwhelmingly male delegates who jetted to the French resort from all over the world to get their gribby snouts in the trough for the MIPIM property show where hotel lobbies, super-yachts and bars became a magnet for prostitutes cashing in.

The public officials were officially there to woo PFI investors for their pet property schemes, from housing blocks in Bristol to possibilities in the Olympic Park. While some councils funded their trips from public funds, others were on freebies with thousands of pounds of expenses paid by their 'business friends'.

They drank champagne in beachside terraces, strolled in the sun, and partied with bankers, lawyers and architects until the early hours with no sign of any serious work getting done..In the evenings delegates could be seen chatting to the high-class hookers that locals say come to Cannes specifically for the men and money of MIPIM. Luxury catering vans lined the harbour to serve guests on yachts, while restaurants charged £80 for Black Angus prime rib and bars hiked the cost of a small bottle of beer to £10. Well why not, it's all on expenses, the taxpayers will foot the bill.

It would be far cheaper to erect a marquee in Hyde Park said Sir Edward Lister, the London Mayor's chief of staff.

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After Last Week's Debt Fix Greece Is In Trouble Again Already

The day after a fix was announched for the Greek economy that incouded private investors including pension funds, schemes for small investors and banks in which people's saving are held, writing off a huge slice of Greek debt, The Daily Stirrer told you the so called fix, hailed by politicians and bureaucrats alike as the final solution, was similar to sticking a band aid on a soldier whose leg has been blown off by an IED.

As usual we were right. The Greek economy is in trouble again already.

The new Greek bonds issued after debt 'restructuring' started trading on today and remain the highest-yielding debt in the Eurozone, highlighting investors fears that Greece's problems were over. Greece issued 20 new bonds to its investors today, with early pricing showing bid yields ranged between 19.4pc on the shortest duration debt maturing in 2023 and 14.3pc on the 2042 bond, Reuters reports.

The debt-plagued nation remains the highest yielding country in the Eurozone with new 2023 bond carrying a 550 basis point yield premium over the closest comparable issues, from Portugal. Analysts said this reflected the investor view that the country faces an uphill struggle to meet the terms of its bailout and was seen likely to need further debt restructuring.

European Central Bank Governing Council member Klaas Knot has called on governments to increase the bailout fund as soon as possible. He adds that Euro bonds could provide a firewall against contagion, but are not suitable as a crisis instrument.

Simon Denham, managing director of Capital Spreads,says:

Investors continue to tread cautiously following the finalisation of the Greek debt swap over the week end and the impending expected official go ahead for the second bailout today. Ever since the sharp declines of early last week investors have been calling into question the sustainability of the rally so far this year and since we’re yet to have taken out the highs of the year following the recovery from last week’s lows, the stuffing seems to have been temporarily knocked out of the bulls.

The main reason for the soft start today is once again China.

This time a week ago their downgrade to GDP forecasts was the catalyst for the sell off along with other worse than expected growth figures from other emerging economies such as Brazil. Today Chinese export growth has disappointed and so the risk on rally is being kept in check.

China’s part to play in the global recovery is crucial and with data like this it fuels concerns about the possibility of a harder landing for their economy than was previously expected. If Europe and the West are not buying Chinese goods at anywhere near the rate that they have been in the past few years, then China’s economy could be in for more headwinds which is one of the biggest threats to global growth right now.

Plus ca change, plus c'est le meme chose, as they say parts of the Eurozone

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10 March 2012

The Elites Are Making A Virtue Of Intolerance

by Frank Furedi in Spiked
Last month, the French Constitutional Council struck a blow for the ideal of a tolerant and open society. It declared that the French government’s new law punishing the denial of the Armenian genocide was unconstitutional and infringed upon the freedom of expression.

The council’s summation was accurate. President Sarkozy’s government had effectively tried to criminalise an idea, albeit a misguided one. It had suggested that tolerance should not be applied to those who deny the Armenian genocide – hence it proposed a law prohibiting it.

Predictably, the government swiftly rejected the council’s judgment. Without a hint of irony it issued a statement ...

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9 March 2012

Greece Defauts

Not much to comment on today. The Greks have finally defaulted on their debts by getting creditors to write of a huge chunk of their loans to the financiall stricken country. We have reported on the true state of Greek finances and the inveitability of this outcome. Until the details emerge and we can assess the fallout and it's likely effects on British jobs, incomes and our standard of living we can't add to what has already been said.


West Wimps Out On Syria Intervention

Don't get the wrong impression from the headline. The Daily Stirrer has always opposed intervention in the affairs of foreign countries. After all the sabre rattling from Obama and other wester leaders their climbdown only proves they have no balls. Faced with the knowledge that Syria, supported by Iran, Russia and China was not going to be a pushover like Libya but more likely a long drawn out bloodbath like Iraq or Afghanistan Obama wimped out. Now we know America is no longer a superpower. Prospect Of Syria Becoming Another Afghanistan Scares Western Leaders

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8 March 2012

Trouble in Europe, US and China promises tough times ahead for all of us.

by John de Roe

Economic figures release earlier this week and reported in The Daily Stirrer suggest that far form being over as it was claimed the false growth in economies proved, this great depression 2 has barely begun. So far 2012 has given us a breathtaking recovery in stocks and share prices and asset values. Unfortunately this is totally out of line with the economic realities in Europe, USA and China. The markets have existed for so long in a state of panic they are nearning breakdown and displaying symptoms of insanity.

Your Daily Stirrer commentators have been accused of pessimism but there is nothing pessimistic about being realists. Realists make decisions based on evidence and thus are better equipped to deal will whatever circumstances arise. Optimists dismiss the unpleasant aspects of reality and thous are caught unawares and totally unprepared when it sneaks up and bites them on the arse..

It is not just The Daily Stirrer that has spooted the latest iceberg to loom on the horizon. Graham Secker from Morgan Stanley said it is rare for global stocks, oil prices and government bonds to rise in lockstep, and such exuberance becomes a "very reliable sell signal for stocks" once speculators join the party.

Equity long positions on NASDAQ have reached 1.5 standard deviations and long bets on oil are at an extreme of 1.9, according to data from the Commodity Futures Exchange Commission. This is happening at a time when yields on 10-year US Treasuries are still at 1.96pc, signalling depression, deflation, or both.

The historical relationship between bonds and equities has completely broken down over the past six months. "You can't have a sustained period where equities are going up, while bond yields are flat or trending down," said Mr Secker. One or the other must give, and the players have no doubt which it will be. Fund manager John Hussman said the market is replicating the "extreme" conditions seen at danger moments in 1972-1973, 1987 and 2007-2008. His warning indicators include a rise in the S&P 500 index by more than 8pc above its 52-week moving average, a "Shiller price/earnings ratio" above 18, and bearish sentiment below 27pc.

America's Economic Cycle Research Institute (ECRI) said its analysis indicates "pronounced, persistent and pervasive" signs that the US economy is sliding back into recession.

Fed chair Ben Bernanke warned last week that the US faces a "massive fiscal cliff" at the end of 2012 as tax cuts expire and the axe falls on $110bn of spending due to "sequestration". Medicare taxes also kick in. "All those things are hitting on the same day, basically. It's quite a big event," he said.

It is far from clear that the US economy is strong enough to withstand such fiscal drag. "Every time the US economy falls below the stall speed at 1.75pc it falls into recession: we have now been below that for the last three quarters," said Albert Edwards from Societe Generale.

"To me this feels no different from the start of 2011 but with one major difference. Profits are sliding instead of rising robustly," he said. The 12-month "forward earnings" data have peaked, replicating the pattern seen at the onset of the bear market in 2007.

Mr Edwards says the "Ice Age" cycle in America and Europe is still playing out much as it did in Japan after the Nikkei bubble, with each rally overpowered by the crushing force of debt deleveraging."

China's, premier Wen Jiabao has downgraded the country's growth forecasts to 7.5pc. It is far from clear whether the Politiburo can navigate a soft-landing after the kind of prolonged boom the Cinese economy has enjoyed. R&F Properties said house sales for China in the first two months of this year were down 40pc from a year ago, and prices fell 22pc.

Nomura said China's electricity use fell 7.5pc in January from a year earlier, implying a sharp industrial slowdown. The bank said the country has already reached "peak steel", with its steel production index crashing to 39.4 in February.

Dong Tao at Credit Suisse said "We believe the golden age of infrastructure investment is behind us now. The golden age of the housing boom is behind us now. The golden age of export is behind us now. The golden age of policy stimulus is behind us now. The Shanghai stock market has been signalling trouble for a long time, falling more than 60pc from its peak in late 2007. What is odd is that the bourses of countries that feed on China's commodity boom have not followed the trends of the feeder economy.

On top of all that consumers around the world are cash strapped and maxed out. There is still a lack of demand in the global economy as consumers stubbornly ingnore government exhoirtations to take on more debt, stat spending and kickstart domestic economies. So many individuals have sucjh a huge burden of debt they cannot see a way out of their sitiation. In Asian people nevrer bough in to the cosumer dream but, remembering hsard times are never far away, hoarrded money. The Asian "savings glut" is still with us. The East has not filled the vacuum left as the debt laden West tightens it belt. Liquidity has masked the deeper crisis, and flattered asset prices. The cancer has been fed by stimulus and printing money, the tumour is still growing..

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Federal Exchange Ignores The Goal Posts, Moves The Stadium.

The US central bank, the Federal Exchange, in calling for another round of stimulus is operating a policvy of devaluation by stealth. Meanwhile the international finance community and global government agenda people like the EU commission and the Bilderberg group, while supporting the Fed are moving on a more sinister agenda.

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7 March 2010

Dementia is "next global health time bomb"

Dementia should be made a top health priority on a par with cancer and lung disease, a leading expert has said, adding it has become the next global “time bomb”.

Well The Daily Stirrer reported on the 'age timebomb' over a year ago so again it is nice to see the 'experts' catching up with us old gits who really know what we are talking about.

Professor Peter Piot, former Under-Secretary General of the United Nations, compared dementia to the AIDS epidemic and said one person is diagnosed with the mental illness every seven seconds. The population of sufferers, which currently stands at 36 million, is set to double by 2020 worldwide. He is now calling on the World Health Organisation to add dementia to their list of top priority diseases to fund research and treatment across the globe.

In saying: “It’s not adding years to your life, but life to your years," the professor hits the nail on the head. Scientists are obsessed with numbers and this has led to them aiming at the wrong target. Instead of focusing on prolonging life by any means possible rather than prolonging the quality of life they have created two problems rather than solving one. Dementia is a horrible degenerative condition and in the worst cases ends in people not only not recognising family members but not even knowning who they themselves are. Prolonging a life only to condemn a person to that fate is not an achievement, it is an act of selfish cruelty.

The second problem is the cost. We all know the state of the global economy and latest data shows ever the Chinese economic powerhouse is feeling the effects, while European nations, crippled by unsustainable bills for their overgenerous welfare systems are collapsing under the burden of sovereign debt. Providing personal care and medical services for people who are unable to do even simple things for themselves is already a huge charge on government revenues and can only increase. As well as dementia, heart and lung problems, diabetes and cancer are adding to the problem of looking after the old.

Despite his calls to improve diagnosis, Prof Piot, director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, admitted it may not always be ethical to diagnose dementia in parts of the world where treatment is not yet available. He told BBC Radio4’s Today programme that developing countries in Asia and Latin America were seeing the greatest rise in dementia sufferers, as better healthcare led to people living longer. He added: “The figures speak for themselves. We are really going into the next global health time bomb.

“I have worked for the last 30 years on AIDS. It was a time bomb several decades ago and it’s still not over.

(This is something of an exercise in fearmongering. Outside Africa AIDS has not really broken out of the gay and intavenous drug user categories. There are good reasons for that but to mention them will only get us branded racist and homophobic.

We only have reliable figures for the UK but the problem is global.

The National Health Service is setting aside as little as 10p per day to treat each patient with dementia, it has emerged in the wake of concerns about the age timebomb and its social consequences. One in every ten of the trusts investigated has even reduced their level of spending, in a situation condemned by a leading campaign group as an "embarrassment. One primary care trust, Nottinghamshire County, has admitted spending just £38 a year for each patient with the illness. These figures, revealed under the Freedom of Information Act, have been described as a "recipe for disaster” by charity the Alzheimer’s Society.

”Three quarters of British health trusts have refused to increase their funding for dementia care, despite government calls to make it a priority. This is because they a in a Catch 22 situation. If they don't care for patients they will have their funding reduced but if they fail to hit their financial targets because they have put patient care ahead of controlling the budget they will have their funding reduced. However, it is harder to prove dereliction of the duty of care than poor accounting standards.

Under government guidelines, NHS Trusts are required to prioritise dementia patients, with Primary Care Trusts being given extra funding to invest in services and treatment. Today 36 million people are living with dementia according to WHO figures. Experts expect to see this doubling by 2020. A note of caution here however. The World Health Organisation are the fear and panic merchants who gave us Swine Flu and many other plagues that were going to kill millions but never materialised. The staff of the World Health Organisation are tax eaters and want to keep their grubby snouts in the trough.

Even so, common sense, always the most reliable measure, tells us that as the proportion of old people increases the problems will only get worse. We don't need not old people, if people are lining longer we need to extend youth and middle age.

The root of the problem is medical science has put so much time and effort into keeping the physical body going (transplants, drugs etc) but the brain is still setup for three score years and ten because little or nothing has been achieved to increase it's longevity. Its another case of scientists having an intellectual wank and not pausing for one single second to think about the consequences of what they are doing.

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6 March 2012

Three stories on the disintegration of the Eurozone

It's all happining in the Euro zone this week.
Stock markets fell today on worries over slowing growth in China and Europe, amid increasing tensions in the eurozone with the Dutch and Spanish challenging the Franco-German view and the risk of a Greek default and lousy economic figures from Greece and Italy.

The eurozone slush fund known as the European Financial Stability Facility, sold €3.44bn of three-month bond on Tuesday with a bid-to-cover ratio of 2 (info), Bundesbank data showed. This is less than in December when the cover was 3.2.

The main thing worrying investors and traders is the increasing likelyhood of a messy Greek default and exit from the EWuro single curency system.

Just to remind you of the Greek bond deal cuurently on the table:

• The steering committee of Greek creditors, which includes 12 major investors in Greek bonds (20pc) and was involved in drawing up last month's landmark deal, said on Monday it would accept the bond swap offer. The 12 are: Allianz, Alpha Bank, Axa, BNP Paribas, CNP Assurances, Commerzbank, Deutsche Bank, Eurobank EFG, Greylock Capital Management, ING Bank, Intesa San Paolo and National Bank of Greece.

• Greek Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos has warned the bond exchange was the best deal holders of Greek debt would get and that he would not hesitate to activate laws forcing losses on bond holders who did not willingly sign up.

• Bond holders have until 2000 GMT on Thursday to accept the offer of new bonds, which have a longer maturity and pay a lower rate of interest, for their existing ones.

With just three days to go until holders of Greek debt must decide whether to accept a bond swap and accept losses of up to 70pc and many creditos digging their heels in, the Institute of International Finance has warned that a disorderly default could cause more that €1 trillion of damage to the eurozone, Reuters news agency reports.

Reuters has obtained a confidential document from the IIF - the body that negotiated the debt deal with the Greek Government. The news services quotes from the document dated February 18 and marked IIF Staff Note: Confidential:

There are some very important and damaging ramifications that would result from a disorderly default on Greek government debt. It is difficult to add all these contingent liabilities up with any degree of precision, although it is hard to see how they would not exceed €1 trillion.

In the document the IIF also warns that if there is a disorderly default Spain and Italy are likely to need a rescue.

As we reported yesterday the Spanish government has already thrown down a challnge to the Merkozy concensus on saving the Euro. Spain's sovereign thunderclap could signal the end of Hausfrau Merkel's single nation Europe dream. Her's what Daily Telegraph blogger Ambrose Evans-Pritchard said on the subject.

The Spanish rebellion has begun, sooner and more dramatically than I expected ... Taking what he] called a "sovereign decision", the Spanish Prime Minister simply announced that he intends to ignore the EU deficit target of 4.4pc of GDP for this year, setting his own target of 5.8pc instead (down from 8.5pc in 2011).

In the twenty years or so that I have been following EU affairs closely, I cannot remember such a bold and open act of defiance by any state. Usually such matters are fudged. Countries stretch the line, but do not actually cross it.

With condign symbolism, Mr Rajoy dropped his bombshell in Brussels after the EU summit, without first notifying the commission or fellow EU leaders. Indeed, he seemed to relish the fact that he was tearing up the rule book and disavowing the whole EU machinery of budgetary control.

He is surely right to seize the initiative. Spain’s economy will contract by 1.7pc this year under his modified plans and unemployment will reach 24pc (or 29pc under the 1990s method of counting). To compound this with manic fiscal tightening – and no offsetting devaluation – is intellectually indefensible.

The study said the eurozone cannot survive in its current form. The longer Europe’s politicians dither, the more costly it will become. "The euro can only survive if it becomes a fiscal transfer union with national sovereign debt subsumed in eurozone bonds," said co-author Charles Dumas.

So the new fiscal responsibility pact signed on Sunday by 25 of the 27 EU leaders (Britain and the Czech republic opted out) has crashed and burned within 24 hours.

Greece would like opt for a "negotiated exit" later this year, once the pain of austerity becomes to great to bear, but the country's creditors may not be willing to let things go on that long. Greece's exit will certainly be after the French elections in May, but before the German electoral season begins in 2013

Greece faces a stark choice about how to return to growth. It can continue along its current path of endless austerity aimed at engineering an internal devaluation. This option would probably involve a decade of depression and is therefore likely to be politically untenable.

The alternative to internal devaluation is for Greece to default and abandon the common currency. A new drachma would depreciate massively, boosting Greece’s competitiveness almost overnight.

She says "bright, young Greeks" are waiting to form "new political movements, untainted by the parties that have gone before. When she asked when this would happen, one young man told her:

We are all on the sidelines waiting for Greece to hit bottom. We do not want to mobilise and get involved now, because the house of cards could come crashing down on top of us. We will wait until the collapse has happened and then we can finally start rebuilding anew.

Greene adds that a Greek default and exit could signal the turning point that a desperately needed new political class is waiting for.

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Dutch Freedom Party pushes euro exit as €2.4 trillion rescue bill looms

right wing Dutch Freedom Party has called for the country to quit the Euro Single Currency and return to the Guilder. It has thus become the first political movement in the eurozone with a large popular base to opt for withdrawal from the single currency. The True Finns, part of the ruling coalition in Finland are also anti Euro and opposed to further integration but have not called for Finland to quit the Euro yet.

Speaking in Amsterdam yesterday Geert Wilders, the leader of the right-wing populist party with a sixth of the seats in the Dutch parliament said "The euro is not in the interests of the Dutch people. We want to be the master of our own house and our own country, so we say yes to the guilder. Bring it on."

Mr Wilders made his shock statement after receiving a report by London-based Lombard Street Research concluding that the Netherlands is badly handicapped by euro membership, and that it could cost EMU’s creditor core more than €2.4 trillion to hold monetary union together over the next four years.

"If the majority in The Hague disagree with our report, let them show the guts to hold a referendum. Let the Dutch people decide," Mr. Wilders said.

The Freedom Party is not part of the coalition but the minority government of Mark Rutte relies on Freedom Party support to pass legislation. The two men were in talks on Monday on €16bn of fresh austerity cuts needed stop the budget deficit jumping to 4.5pc of GDP.

The Netherlands is beginning to show signs of increasing frustration at the their loss of sovereignty and fiscal independence as the euro debt crisis escalates. The Dutch Freedom Party has called for a return to the Guilder, becoming the first political movement in the eurozone with a large popular base to opt for withdrawal from the single currency.

Meanwhile in France as suport for President Sarkozy crumbles ahead of April's presidential elections, Marine le Pen, leader of the right wing National Front is steadily increasing her rating.

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European recovery rocked by poor economic data in Spain and Italy

Hopes that Europe is on the road to recovery were trashed as poo economicr data from heavily indebyed Spain and Italy helped send stock markets around the world lower.

A key gauge of private sector performance across the eurozone showed business activity contracted in February after showing tentative signs of growth in January. Markit's eurozone composite PMI fell to 49.3 – revised down from an initial reading of 49.7 – from 50.4 in January, where anything below 50 shows a contraction.

This data suggests the region is slipping back into recession. The news pushed markets lower, with the Ibex in Spain down 1.3pc and Italian markets 0.7pc down.

The data also heightened concerns that the austerity measures forced on Italy and Spain by European policymakers are merely serving to kill growth in already hard-hit countries. Markit said its reading for Spain's services sector, which accounts for 70pc of the economy, fell from 46.1 to 41.9, against forecasts for a decline to 45.9.

The services sector in Italy fell from 44.8 to 44.1, with employment shrinking at its fastest rate since July 2009. The Bank of Italy predicted the country's economy was set to shrink by 1.5pc this year.

"It will put a dent in hopes that the fourth-quarter contraction was a one-off for the eurozone as a whole but the most worrying development is the continued weakness of the southern European measures," said Ben May at Capital Economics. "The European Central Bank is going to be setting policy for the region as a whole and not for individual economies and it is likely that policy is going to be less accommodative than, say, Spain or Italy would choose."

With three days to go until holders of Greek debt must decide whether to accept a bond swap and accept losses of up to 70pc, the Institute of International Finance has warned that a disorderly default could cause more that €1 trillion of damage to the eurozone. The IIF also warns that if there is a disorderly default Spain and Italy are likely to need a rescue.

So, the politicians have the debt crisis under control and everything is hunky dory then? Yeah, right.

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5 March 2012

You didn't really think it would stop at Greece did you - Spain's debt causes worry

by Ed Butt

News today that Spain risks being fined under new EU rules for a "grave" breach of budget limits, the European Commission warned on Monday, despite Jose Manuel Barroso stating that he was confident it would fulfil its commitments.

European Commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso has told reporters that he is confident that Spain will respect the EU's new budget rules, despite the country's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy increasing the country's deficit target to 5.8pc in 2012, from its original 4.4pc goal.

A relapse into recession pushed Spain's budget deficit to 8.5pc last year, far above the 6pc target.

Commenting on the 2011 "slippage", Mr Barroso told reporters:

We still need some more information about the reasons for the slippage [...] I have no doubt that the government will honour its commitments regarding the stability and growth pact.

Mr Barroso's comments came as the spokesman for Monetary Affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn described the 2011 slippage as a "grave" breach of budget limits.

Leaders took part in a signing ceremony of a new EU fiscal compact on Friday, which will allow tougher Brussels scrutiny of budgets. The fiscal compact was signed by all 27 EU leaders, apart from the UK and Czech Republic.

The European Court of Justice will have the power to fine countries up to 0.1pc of GDP if they fail to stick to the new rules.

Well that's really going to help when they're already broke.

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Despite The Debt Crisis Euro Nazis War On Democracy Goes On

by Ed Butt

While we are on the subject of the EU's creeping fascism, Bruno Waterfield has also posted an interesting comment on Sp!ked, where he argues that the EU is doing everything it can to ensure that Ireland's referendum on the new "fiskalpact" is stitched up before a vote is cast:

It has been little noted, but the treaty text contains an innovation, described by European diplomats as ‘a very unusual step’. As opposed to all other EU treaties, the fiskalpakt will enter into force when only 12 out the 17 Eurozone member state signatories have ratified it.

[...]Once upon a time, the EU operated on the principle that its rules must be agreed by all its members, through democratic ratifications held according to national principles. Today, individual nations and popular votes cannot be allowed to stand in the way of the EU, which is emerging as the instrument by which elites pit their statecraft and institutions against changing European societies.

[...] Even the previously euro-friendly François Hollande, the grey French Socialist leader, has become too much for the EU establishment. There have been reports of murky (and completely backfiring) pacts to sabotage his bid to win the French presidency. His crime is that he wants to renegotiate the same treaty that Ireland is voting on. France, one of the most powerful EU countries, is creating more ‘nervousness’ than Ireland, senior EU officials have told me. ‘If he wants to significantly renegotiate the pact on debt brakes or sanctions then that will stop the process of ratification in a number of countries. The French elections are a big worry for Germany’, said the senior European source.

You may remember last time there was a vote on a change in EU rules that affected the sovereignty of member nations, Irish voters, the only elctorate to be allowed an opinion due to their contritution's clauses on national sovereignty, voted the proposal, The Lisbon Treaty, they rejected it. The Treaty was a thinly disguised version of the European Constitution, a document which would have trodden the sovereignty and cultures of member states into the mud of the first world war battlefields where so many millions died. The European Consitution had previouusly been thrown out by big majorities in France and The Netherlands with referenda in the UK, Germany and Sweden set to follow suit.

The smooth faced bureaucrats are not really in denial about the fact that further integration of nations is deeply unpopular with ordinary people eerywhere, they are now confident enough to openly display the contempt for democracy they have previousluy kept hidden.

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3 March 2012

RBS raises mortgage rates as Halifax prepares to follow suit

by John de Roe

The Daily Stirrer has repeatedly warned that an increase in interest rates must be imminent and of the consequences that would have for millions of financially hamstrung families stuggling o survive from month to month. Loss of the lifebelt of low interest rates, mortgage experts have warned, will plung them into povrerty, have a deflationary effect on the economy as spending is further curtailed and cause house prices to collapse.

The Halifax which was Britain's largest mortgage lender before the credit crunch led the way in preparing for an increase in m,ortgage rates with RBS quickly following suit. The Halifax has written to borrowers telling them that it was increasing the cap on its standard variable rate (SVR) from 3 percentage points above Bank Rate to 3.75 points in three months' time.

If it then moved its rate up in line with the cap, around a million borrowers would end up paying 4.25pc on their mortgage as opposed to 3.5pc. While the lender said its move was not a definite indication that it would raise rates, mortgage brokers are sceptical and suggest the move would come sooner rather than later for a million Halifax borrowers. What's more, rivals are likely to follow suit, they said.

Ray Boulger of brokers John Charcol said: "There would have been no point in incurring the negative PR from this move if there were no plans to increase the SVR in the near future. Any borrowers currently paying 3.5pc should expect an increase soon after March 31."

Stuart Gregory of Lentune Mortgage Consultancy, who used to work for Halifax, said he expected to see a "chain of events" whereby other lenders also increased rates. "Once one does it, the others see it as an opportunity," he said.

Indeed, just 72 hours after Halifax's cap increase was uncovered (it didn't make a formal announcement), Royal Bank of Scotland raised rates on three mortgage products. The rate on NatWest and RBS lifetime offset trackers rose by a quarter of a point to 4pc, while customers of the One Account, also owned by RBS, saw a similar increase on two products.

Mortgage providers have complained it is costing them more to raise money in the markets than they can make by lending it out. The Daily Stirrer has warned that The ban of England and other centrat bank's policy of keeping the bsase rate suicidally low (at 0.5 per cent - a move which was justified by the claim that it would get stagnant economies moving but which has completely failed to do so,) was eventually going to have a detrimental effect.

If you think the austerities of the past four years have been tough, as the man in the first talking movie said, "You ain't sen nothin' yet.

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Oil A Bigger Threat Than Greece

"With Greece and Syria fading (temporarily) from the headlines, the financial world has quickly found something new to fret and fuss about thanks to the recent surge in oil prices," Stephen King, HSBC's chief economist said. "If the trend persists, a fragile economic recovery in the developed world could quickly be derailed and inflation could return to emerging markets."

Mr King said that investors should be overweight in energy shares as "insurance" and foreign exchange investors should buy currencies of oil-producing countries such as Norway, Malaysia, Brazil and Russia.

Other analysts agree. "A rapidly increasing oil price is beginning to threaten prospects for recovery and better growth," Bjarne Schieldrop, chief commodity analyst at Swedish bank SEB, said. "Paradoxically, recent rises are largely due to improving economic sentiment but also tight supply. In addition, outstanding geopolitical issues present further major upside risks," Mr Schieldrop added.

Brent crude surged to $128.40 a barrel on Thursday, the highest level since July 2008, as reports of a pipeline fire in Saudi Arabia spooked markets already concerned about brinkmanship with Iran over its nuclear programme. There have also been supply disruptions in Syria, Yemen and South Sudan.

However, prices eased on Friday after Saudi official denied the reports, which started in Iran. Brent crude closed down $2.55 at $123.65.

The Daily Stirrer thinks this is just the usual fear and panic that drives the markets. The price spike will soon level. Long term the price of oil is going sky high unless somebody removes Barack Hussein Obama from the equation or the other western leaders grow backbones and bollocks and at risk of being called "racist" tell the childbrain in The White House that his warmongering and political meddling in the middle east is harming western economies and can only prolong the economic lump we are now in.

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hat purpose does that jug eared streak of piss think can possibly be served by imposing oil sanctions on Iran when the Chinese are ready and willing to buy up all the oil the Ayatollahs can pump? Obama's childish petulance can only raise the price of oil in the west, and with it the price of everything else we use or consume.

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2 March 2012

Almost Half Of English Adults Are Poor At Maths

by Xavier Connolly

A report from a new educational charity says almost half the adults in England have a poor understanding of maths.

National Numeracy claims it has discovered that 17 million people in the country struggle with mathematics. Many of them have an understanding of numeracy equivalent to that of a primary school pupil.

The number of innumerate adults in England has risen by up to two million in eight years and there is evidence this is having a major effect on the individuals and the UK economy.

Chris Humphries, the chair of National Numeracy, told News Services: "That's a scary figure, because what it means is they often can't understand deductions on their payslip, they often can't calculate or give change. They have problems with timetables, they are certainly going to have problems with tax and even with interpreting graphs, charts and metres that are necessary for their jobs."

He added: "It does matter, poor numeracy seriously blights an individual's life chances. Young people with poor numeracy are twice as likely to be excluded from school, we know adults with poor numeracy are twice as likely to be unemployed. It is simply inexcusable for anyone to say 'I can't do maths'. It's a peculiarly British disease which we aim to eradicate. It doesn't happen in other parts of the world and it's hitting our international competitiveness. With encouragement and good teaching, everyone can improve their numeracy."

Unlike poor levels of literacy, it seems many people are not even concerned about their lack of basic numeracy. Only 56% of those questioned were embarrassed about their poor maths skills. The charity is hoping to address the problem, encouraging those of all ages to improve their poor levels of numeracy.

Jan Dawson, who teaches maths to adults at Bournville College in Birmingham, is one of those trying to do something about the problem. She told a television news reporter many people are turned off maths while still at school.

"Invariably they're quite anxious about maths. They've had bad memories of maths from when they were at school but very often they will leave here and say that was great I understand, the penny has dropped," she said. Many of the mature students in her class have decided to brush up on their maths after realising their lack of knowledge has held them back.

Louise Galvin has a 13-year-old son and until recently she would worry when he asked for help with his maths homework.

"My son's got autism but he's very good at maths. Sometimes he comes home from school and I find his homework really shocking because it's tough for a 13-year-old, but now I can help him with it because I understand it better," she said.

Those involved in the new campaign believe too many people see maths as a geeky subject and a lack of ability at maths as a "badge of honour".

Speaking on Sky News television personality Johnny Ball, famous for popularising maths and science in TV programmes in the 70s and 80s, said the curriculum and the way maths was being taught were letting children down.

He said: "Teaching standards are not really strong enough in so many schools."

Wider studies have shown show that the UK lags behind other nations in the subject. In 2006, Britain was ranked 17th out of 30 developed nations measured by the proportion of people with low or no qualifications. Some 35% were considered to be at that level - double the number of countries such as the United States, Canada, Germany and Sweden.

The Daily Styirrer says maths geeks teaching maths are the problem. They can't get over the idea that one someone explains the magic of quadratic equations or differential calculus to them they will become as geeky and enthusiastic about the subject as their teachers (and quite possibly develop the same kind of personal hygiene issues).

There is too much focus on the abstract aspects of maths. The universe may well be an eleven dimensional dodecahedron (or whatever shape the geeks say it is this week. It does not affect my life in any way nor does it interest me in the slightest. I suspect most people feel the same.

Arithmetic and basic geometry and algebra are all most of us will ever need. Let the calculus and trigonometry come in later if it is approprate to a pupils likely course in life rather than boring them out of their minds and alienating them from not just maths but education in general.

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When this report talks about "the mathematical abilities of a primary school child" it is necessary to put the statement into perspective.

A few years ago the television series show "That'll Teach Them" recreated a 1950s grammar school. The assembled kids were told they were going to sit a 1950s O level Maths exam. All the examinees were on target for an A or A star- GCSE, and so were regarded as mathematical prodigies. They sat the exam- the results were dreadful- nearly all had failed very badly except a couple who had done extremely well. Then the 1950s teachers delivered the sucker punch, this was not a 1950s O level Maths paper- it was a 1950s Eleven Plus paper in arithmetic!

It is almost certain the people involved in the test got their A passes and better in GCSE, so who in government cared, the Gods of stastistics were honoured.

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1 March 2012

Why The Fuss About The NHS Bill? The NHS Has Been Privatised For Years

by Ian R Thorpe

While the Trotskyite activists of The Labour Party wail and gnash their teeth of the Coalition government Health Secretary Andrew Lansley's NHS reform bill which they claim will effectively privatise the grreat sacred cow of the Labour movement, I would like to help you avoid being sucked up in the hysteria. Take a look at this.

“If you take the National Health Service for example, 90 per cent of all patient journeys begin and end in our primary care system, with our family GPs. They are all privately run businesses. They are small businesses and those GPs – quite rightly so – make a profit from their work with the National Health Service.”

Who do you think would say such a vile thing? David Cameron? George Osborne, Maggie Thatcher? Eberneezer Scrooge? Shylock? Beelzebub?

Was it some free marketeer preaching the virtues of the private sector? A Right-of centre think tank trying to debunk the Left’s demonising of the profit motive inside the NHS?

Any of these might seem like reasonably safe answers. And they are all way off target. It was John Hutton – now Lord Hutton – speaking in 2005 when he was a Health Minister in Tony Blair’s Labour Government. He said almost exactly the same thing in an interview on the BBC’s World This Weekend on Sunday.

In the intervening seven years, this rather brilliant insight into the reality of our “state” health service has gained no traction whatsoever. The fact that primary care – the part of the NHS that most people have most contact with most of the time – is in private-sector hands simply does not register with people.

It is not just GPs that are private businesses of course. Thanks to another of Labour's privatisation by stealth scams many hospitals built of refurbished under PFI (private finance initiative) arrangements are private businesses that the NHS rents back as a managed facility from companies that were allowed to buy in to the project for peanuts. And then there are all the hospital and clinic ancilliary services that are contracted out to private firms which in turn sub contract the work to agencies whose record for compliance with Employment Law, Immigration rules and service level agreements is very dubious.

The Health and Social Care Bill curently limping through Parliament is attacked by its critics for opening the way to “privatisation on an industrial scale” when the bulk of the NHS is already firmly in private hands. Why hasn’t Andrew Lansley ever said this? And shouldn't he and otherrs be saying it loud asnd often right now?

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Google's New Privacy Policy: 'All Your Base Belong Us'.

Google has defended its decision to change the way it handles users' personal data as its new policy comes into force today. The internet search giant will now be able to use information about what people are entering into its search engine to target adverts according to users' interests under the changes.

The company's computers will be able to collate data from all Google's various services including You Tube, Blogger, Gmail and Google Maps to create a single, comprehensive profile for individual users across 60 of its services.

Concerns have beent. raised by numerous regulatory authorities over the privacy implications of the move, with the French regulator claiming it may not be lawful. Peter Barron, head of communications at Google, said the firm was happy to meet with the French authorities to discuss their concerns. Speaking on BBC Radio 4's Today programme, he said users could "control and manage" their search histories by opting out or switching them off.

"We have something called Google dashboard and you can go into that and you can change your settings," Mr Barron said. "If you don't want to receive adverts for recipes, for example, you can opt out of that." Well that's fine if you have a Google account. Many people do not.

Alex Hanff, who was involved in a campaign against advertising company Phorm, said: "They’ve been asked to suspend the changes several times, and Google keeps telling the regulators where to go. They’ve basically stuck two fingers up at the law."

Sticking two fingers up ayt the law and treating their usrers with utter contempt is of course what Google do best. It is high time governments grew some balls and bsckbones and told these neo9 - Nazi nerds that the same laws apply in the internet as in real life and if Page, Brin and all their semi autistic lackeys find that hard to understand they can have a few years in prison o contemplate it.

Google has emphasised that users can increase their privacy settings before the new policy comes into force. The Electronic Frontier Foundation, a US civil rights group, has published a guide. The safest way to protect your personal data from Google however is to avoid using their service. Yahoo, Bing and Ask Jeeves, while no angels, are excellent search engines to my certain knowledge and there are many other search tools out there I am not familiar with.

Numerous other very good video hosting sites are open to the public too, Google's PR hype suggests it is the only one but like so much Google public relations material that is just not true. It is time we, the people, put these arrogant upstarts in their place.

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WIKILEAKS: CIA can secretly load implants on Windows’s devices
WikiLeaks have today released documents from the Vault 7 cache, a group of leaked information which contains details on the CIA Angelfire spyware tool which was developed to facilitate loading and execution of implants targeting computers using Microsoft Windows operating systems.

Has Google Become A Major Threat To Democracy In America?
About 10 years ago, Tim Wu, the Columbia Law professor who coined the term network neutrality, made this prescient comment: "To love Google, you have to be a little bit of a monarchist, you have to have faith in the way people traditionally felt about the king." Wu was right. And now, Google has established a pattern of lobbying and threatening to acquire power. It has reached a dangerous point common to many monarchs: The moment where it no longer wants to allow dissent.

Hurricane Harvey - the big question
Hurricane Harvey is an entirely new extreme weather event according to some very clever people who are not impressed by the Warmageddonist lobby claims that the Texas disaster is a consequence of global warming / climate change / whatever they're calling it this week. Reports of its formation begin on Aug. 16th and was a tropical storm that was following the course of Hurricane Gert.

Four EU Member Nations Have Agreed To Destroy European Civilisation

It will now become much easier for 'refugees' from Africa to seek asylum in Europe, according to a new agreement between four western European countries and Egypt, Chad and Niger. That Africal leaders are being invited to negotiate arrangement with the largest EU nations when representatives of smaller EU member states are excluded demonstates the comtempt Europe's leaders have for democracy.

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
The Swedish Employment Agency has released new statistics on unemployment that shows the employment for Swedes who have a foreign background is far greater than native Swedes. The agency released a report Monday saying that the total Swedish unemployment rate sits at 7.3 percent nationwide but the gap between native Swedes and those with a foreign background is considerable.

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
For readers who have wondered what I mean when I use the phrase "Rent-a-mob," this story, as well as being bad news for anyone who respects democracy shows exactly how extremists work to generate propaganda.

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
California has a well-deserved reputation for being the global capital of cazy, the state whose self - indulgent, batshit crazy inhabitants see nothing wrong in introducing wacky legislation in a bud to show they are more prone to policically correct lunacy that anyejere else in the world (North Kora included.) Governor moonbeam aka Jerry Brown's bill specifically written to regulate cow farts is a case in point.

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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