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3 January 2011

Second Debt Crisis In European Markets

European Debt Markets Face Second Credit Crisis

European debt markets could be hit by a second credit crisis within months as fears grow over the huge volume of new bonds that must be sold by governments and banks in 2011.

Banks alone must refinance about 400bn (343bn) of debt in the first half of the year, but add in the more than 500bn European governments must replace over the same period, as well as further hundreds of billions of euros of mortgage-backed debt

read full story:European Debt Markets Face Second Credit Crisis

We were a bit slow off the mark when we reported on this one at The Daily Stirrer on New Year's Day, only a few days ahead of the news breaking in mainstream media instead of weeks or months as we usually manage to be.

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Dumbing Down Has Destroyed Respect For Academics

Academic inflation is as dangerous to any country as its financial equivalent. When university degrees no longer represent a genuine assessment of a graduates abilities, the whole intellectual currency is debased. In Britain, as we report today, this insidious process has reached an unacceptable level. A far higher proportion of graduates is being awarded first-class degrees and upper seconds than was ...

read full story, Grade Inflation: Academia Has Lost It's Integrity

A story based on the latest official education statistics (and as usual we recommend you be wary of all statistics) proves something The Daily Stirrer and other common sense driven members of the new media corps have been telling the world for some time. Government's obsession with using statistics to prove educational standards are rising is just a front to cover up the politicisation of the academic community. It starts in primary school and goes right through to higher education.

One of the main drivers of grade inflation in the adademic world is money. Constantly improving results are required for schools, colleges and universities, particularly all the University of Usedtobeapoly establishments that have sprung up everywhere, to secure their funding from government coffers.

With respect for teachers and the politically correct curriculum they are forced to teach at an all time low and idiotic rules preventing the imposition of discipline and order in the classroom pupils are just not learning. Thus they are arriving at University with excellent qualifications on paper but in need of remedial educatiuon in basic numeracy and literacy.

Politics has no place in education but to the left everything is politics and the left has been allowed to hi - jack the education.

system.

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31 December 2010 - 1 Jan 2011
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30 December 2010

Jay Griffiths, The Guardian : Indonesia's Slow Genocide
"I have a hit list in my hand. Fifteen people are threatened with assassination because they speak out for freedom and democracy, against a massacre. One of them, in a list of civilians including church ministers, youth leaders, legislators and an anthropologist, is a friend of mine. The hit list is compiled by Kopassus, the Indonesian army's notorious special forces unit, responsible for vicious human rights abuses in ...
by Ed Butt Oo-er, I remember, do I not, quite recently one Barack Hussein Obama, President of the Entire Universe and Everything Else Besides, Messiah of Hope and Change, a man whose skin colour renders him incapable of being less than perfect in any way praising Indonesia, the world's largest Islamic nation as a beacon of democracy and human rights. Obviously in Obie's view human rights includes the right to carry out ethnic cleansing campaigns...

Perhaps I'm being unbfair to the world's greatest humn being ever. Perhaps he only believes Muslim governments are acting in the interests of democracy and human rights when they embark on ethnic cleansing campaigns. His whole foreign policy seemes to be based on felching Muslim and African tyrantS.

Now I wonder why that might be? Any ideas anyone?

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The Man Who Invented Global Warming
James Delingpole: Im in Ireland this week and am not yet sure how close Ill be to the internet. So to tide you over just in case here is a fascinating essay from Ishmael2009 (not his real name) on Sir Crispin Tickell is one of the chief architects of Man Made Global Warmings towering cathedral of half truths, exaggeration, hysteria and Neo-Malthusian lunacy. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you ...

Global Warming No Laughing Matter
Geoffery Lean: We know it as laughing gas, but it is getting beyond a joke. Nitrous oxide is reckoned to be the third most important greenhouse gas contributing to global warming after carbon dioxide and methane. And now startling new evidence of an overlooked source of it has just been published by by US scientists providing further confirmation that climate scientists and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change have paid too little attention to other causes of climate change besides C02

by Profanicus Maximus:
The Daily Stirrer has always agreed that climate changes poses a lot of problems for the short term and long term future, which rather makes fools of those infantile science worshippers who have called us 'climate deniers'. We have however always said that to reduce this vastly complex issue and the even more vastly complex processes at work in the atmosphere that conrol the planet's various climates to one (fairly insignifican) factor, a small increase measured in parts per million in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is a reductionist approach that not only totally fails to understand the problem but also reveals those gobshites who love to call themselves 'scientists' to be semi - autistic, OCD suffering cretins whose minds run on railway tracks.

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all our Climate Change posts:

Feel The BurnA featured poem from the "Earth Strikes Back" edition of Poetry Life and Times in which I give an interview on the poetry of protest. Updated after the Max Planck Institute criticized the carbon driven AGW lobby the poem looks at the tangible effects of climate change. We need to stop pndering to science and start finding practical solutions.

Instead Of Building Hideous New Houses
Nicky Haslam bemoans the habit of abandoning attractive, characterful old buildings that could be renovated in favour of new build monstrosities. He's right. And that's without even mentioning the environmental damage caused in making cement, bricks and other construction materials.

Millions To Live Past 100
The Guardian : Ministers say people should prepare to spend more than a third of their lives in retirement due to the "staggering" rise in life expectancy. In the first official projection of its kind, the Department for Work and Pensions today forecasts that almost a fifth of Britons will celebrate their 100th birthday [...] The statistics show that there are 1.3 million 51 to 65 year-olds who are likely to ...

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29 December 2010

After a well earned break and a dearth of news that we can comment on we are back

The Swine Flu Scam revisited

As the swine flu pandemic that did not happen last year refuses to happen again this year the fear and panic industry has gone into overdrive over a handful of serious cases of flu that might or might not be the notoriously elusive H1N1 variant.

Like Ponzi schemes, health scares resurface with amazing regularity.

Remember how last year the government and their buddies the Pharmaceutical industry tried to spread fear and panic by telling us Swine Flu was coming and it would be worse than the Black Plague.

And it did not come.

A few people were quite seriously ill with a new variant of the Influenza virus but to call the number of serious cases a pandemic was like alling a smelly fart a weapon of mass destruction.

Bureaucrats never ease up in their efforts to make us all so fearful and dependent we will never again question authority and governments, having invested millions is buying stocks of vaccine (that did not work against the Swine Flu variant) and on public information campaigns that failed to scare us all into running off and getting the vaccine are now trying to save face and recoup some of their investment by spreading fear and panic again.

And the leftie scumbags of mainstream media are helping them.

One story featured on BBC and ITN North West News linked one person is Blackburn who was seriously ill with flu (because it was initially misdiagnosed as a heavy cold) with the fact that over 500 people had been treated by Blackburn Royal Hospital over the Christmas weekend. The suggestion was that all five hundred had turned up complaining of Swine Flu.

A bit of digging by The Daily Stirrer revealed that the majority of the 500 had been treated for snow and ice related injuries and the effects of over indulgence. In fact no more people than usual for the time of year had turned up with flu symptoms and most of those were found to be suffering nothing worse than heavy colds.

Our source, a healthcare professional at Blackburn Hospital obviously cannot be named.

But here, from a story in The Guardian is the view of another healthcare professional in a different part of the country:

Flu Outbreak Has Not Peaked
... Dr Winter, a consultant in intensive care medicine at the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham, said there were empty critical care beds in the network that his hospital belonged to, which covers Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Derbyshire and Burton-on-Trent. "I wouldn't over-egg this," he added. "Swine flu is just another form of seasonal flu, and we usually get 3,000 deaths a year from seasonal flu. Swine flu is just one of the three strains [of flu] circulating." ...
read full storyWinter Flu Outbreak Has Not Peaked

So that puts the scare stories into perspective a bit. Keep calm and carry on.

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21 December 2010

We have decided that as the weather is stopping anything interesting from happening we will suspend normal Daily Stirrer operations until after New Year and bring you the daftest story of the day. The normally staid Daily Telegraph has come over all News-of-the-Worldy todasy so we start with this.

Accountant Found In Bed With His Chinese Mistress And Surrounded By Cash
A former accountant who turned his home into a brothel was caught in the act when police swooped and found him naked in bed with his Chinese mistress surrounded by cash.


Check out our sister publication Boggart Blog for some much needed humour. Here's a good place to start.

20 December 2010

Things have been a but disrupted by the weather but we're back.

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18 December 2010

Green Energy Will Send Domestic Bills Sky High
from The Daily Telegraph
Chris Huhne, the Energy Secretary, will outline government plans today to encourage energy companies to develop low-carbon power plants, including nuclear power stations and wind farms.

Energy analysts say the Coalition's plans will put Britain on course for a "high cost, low carbon" electricity market where consumers pay the price for environmentally friendly generating technology.

Energy companies say that the shift will require them to invest more than 200 billion in new power stations and networks over the next 20 years.

According to uSwitch, the price comparison website, funding that investment will cost households ...

Green Energy Will Raise Energy Bills By 500 a year

Xavier Connolly Comments: We told you so. And what compounds the stupidity of politicians and the mendacity of scientists is they are going to impose these costs on already hard pressed taxpayers for the sake of an experiment that has failed catastrophically in the two developed nations to have implemented it. Spain and Denmark both committed to green power. Spain is now bankrupt, patrially because of the idiotic subsidies paid to operators of sustainable energy schemes even when those plants are not generating and both Spain and Denmark are being shafted on the price of eklectricity imported from France's nuclear power industry and Germany's coal fired plants.

And did anyone notice how windless it was during the recent two week cold snap.I may be an engineer but I am so bored of explaining the shortcomings of wind generators I am justy not going to do it again. Green wankers will say, "Ah but the wind does not affect solar. No it doesn't. But this is Britain. Generating worthwhile amounts of power from sunshine is a non starter.

Solar power may be a great idea in the Sahara but no fucker lives there do they?

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100,000 Jobs Will Be Lost Over Christmas
by Ian R. Thorpe

The coalitions deficit reduction plans will cause local authorities, police forces and other public services to cut 100,000 jobd by early next year, it was claimed. Councils must have their austerity budgets in place by March 31 but are required to give 90 days notice of job cuts, meaning posts to be cut in April must be announced before New Years Day.

It is believed 140 councils have not yet presented their full plans for deficit reduction measures, meaning the news could be broken to workers over the Christmas holidays, news reports are suggesting.

Deep cuts to public service budgets to be announced this week along with the approaching end of the financial year are likely to result in further job losses as the year goes on. There are some signs of recovery in the private sector but nothing of the scale that could soak up the job losses in the public sector. read detailed report on public service jobs cuts in The Guardian

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********************************** Energy Bills more than 500 a year on top of the current total average energy bill of 1,157. Mr Huhne's officials dispute that figure and insist that the direct costs of specific government policies will be much lower. A new consultation will push energy companies into investing billions of pounds in technology, costs that companies say will be passed on to consumers. A new tax could be levied on fossil fuels such as coal and gas, making them more expensive relative to low-carbon sources of energy such as nuclear and wind power. Mr Huhne will tell MPs that the reforms will wean Britain off imported gas, and curb inevitable price rises, meaning household bills will ultimately be lower than they would have been otherwise. Writing in the Business section of The Daily Telegraph today, Mr Huhne hails his plans as the most far-reaching reform of the electricity market since privatisation in the 1980s. "These reforms can unlock private investment on an unprecedented scale, and ensure that we undergo the low-carbon electricity revolution at the lowest possible cost to consumers," he writes. David Porter, chief executive of the Association of Electricity Producers, said ministers and companies needed to be honest and admit that the shift towards low-carbon generation would cost households more. "The huge cost of doing this will push up customers' bills. Everyone involved has to be candid about that," Mr Porter said. "Companies have got to invest a lot of money and that will find its way to people's bills, although every effort will be made to minimise that." According to the website Energyhelpline.com, the average household is facing record winter fuel bills of around 630 because of recent energy price rises and the early arrival of winter. Low income families were dealt another blow when heating grants were suspended. The 345 million budget has been quickly eaten up because of the cold snap. Under European Union targets, Britain is obliged to increase the share of energy from renewable sources from 3 per cent to 15 per cent.Today, Mr Huhne will signal moves towards taxing energy firms on the carbon dioxide they emit by burning fossil fuels such as coal and gas. Creating a "floor price" for carbon is intended to assure investors that costly new nuclear power stations which produce little carbon will be profitable over the coming decades. But energy companies are likely to pass on the increased cost of carbon to customers. "The Government and the industry will want to be sure that bills don't rise by any more than they have to, so the cost-effectiveness of whatever changes are made will be vitally important," Mr Porter said. He added that consumers will not easily accept Mr Huhne's argument that his measures will mean price rises are smaller than might otherwise have been the case. He said: Thats going to be a very hard sell, because for many consumers, all they are going to notice is that their bills are going up. To encourage investors to put money into wind and wave farms, Mr Huhne will announce a guaranteed price for electricity. He will also announce a capacity payment to generators, giving them money for maintaining power stations that are not generating electricity. The measure is meant to ensure back-up generating capacity to deal with surges in demand like the recent cold snap. Many of Mr Huhnes fellow Lib Dems oppose nuclear power and he has insisted that there will be no specific subsidy for new nuclear plants, which each cost around 4 billion to build. But the carbon price may be seen as a disguised subsidy for existing nuclear plants, since it will allow their owners to sell electricity much more cheaply than power produced by fossil fuel plants. The Department of Energy and Climate Change said last night that electricity prices would rise, but insisted that the Coalition plans would deliver the best deal for consumers. A spokesman said: If we dont reform the market now well all pay more than we need to in the long run, and risk not having the low carbon and secure supply we need.

16 December 2010

Green Energy Will Send Domestic Bills Sky High
from The Daily Telegraph
Chris Huhne, the Energy Secretary, will outline government plans today to encourage energy companies to develop low-carbon power plants, including nuclear power stations and wind farms.

Energy analysts say the Coalition's plans will put Britain on course for a "high cost, low carbon" electricity market where consumers pay the price for environmentally friendly generating technology.

Energy companies say that the shift will require them to invest more than 200 billion in new power stations and networks over the next 20 years.

According to uSwitch, the price comparison website, funding that investment will cost households ...

Green Energy Will Raise Energy Bills By 500 a year

Xavier Connolly Comments: We told you so. And what compounds the stupidity of politicians and the mendacity of scientists is they are going to impose these costs on already hard pressed taxpayers for the sake of an experiment that has failed catastrophically in the two developed nations to have implemented it. Spain and Denmark both committed to green power. Spain is now bankrupt, patrially because of the idiotic subsidies paid to operators of sustainable energy schemes even when those plants are not generating and both Spain and Denmark are being shafted on the price of eklectricity imported from France's nuclear power industry and Germany's coal fired plants.

And did anyone notice how windless it was during the recent two week cold snap.I may be an engineer but I am so bored of explaining the shortcomings of wind generators I am justy not going to do it again. Green wankers will say, "Ah but the wind does not affect solar. No it doesn't. But this is Britain. Generating worthwhile amounts of power from sunshine is a non starter.

Solar power may be a great idea in the Sahara but no fucker lives there do they?

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100,000 Jobs Will Be Lost Over Christmas
by Ian R. Thorpe

The coalitions deficit reduction plans will cause local authorities, police forces and other public services to cut 100,000 jobd by early next year, it was claimed. Councils must have their austerity budgets in place by March 31 but are required to give 90 days notice of job cuts, meaning posts to be cut in April must be announced before New Years Day.

It is believed 140 councils have not yet presented their full plans for deficit reduction measures, meaning the news could be broken to workers over the Christmas holidays, news reports are suggesting.

Deep cuts to public service budgets to be announced this week along with the approaching end of the financial year are likely to result in further job losses as the year goes on. There are some signs of recovery in the private sector but nothing of the scale that could soak up the job losses in the public sector. read detailed report on public service jobs cuts in The Guardian

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********************************** Energy Bills more than 500 a year on top of the current total average energy bill of 1,157. Mr Huhne's officials dispute that figure and insist that the direct costs of specific government policies will be much lower. A new consultation will push energy companies into investing billions of pounds in technology, costs that companies say will be passed on to consumers. A new tax could be levied on fossil fuels such as coal and gas, making them more expensive relative to low-carbon sources of energy such as nuclear and wind power. Mr Huhne will tell MPs that the reforms will wean Britain off imported gas, and curb inevitable price rises, meaning household bills will ultimately be lower than they would have been otherwise. Writing in the Business section of The Daily Telegraph today, Mr Huhne hails his plans as the most far-reaching reform of the electricity market since privatisation in the 1980s. "These reforms can unlock private investment on an unprecedented scale, and ensure that we undergo the low-carbon electricity revolution at the lowest possible cost to consumers," he writes. David Porter, chief executive of the Association of Electricity Producers, said ministers and companies needed to be honest and admit that the shift towards low-carbon generation would cost households more. "The huge cost of doing this will push up customers' bills. Everyone involved has to be candid about that," Mr Porter said. "Companies have got to invest a lot of money and that will find its way to people's bills, although every effort will be made to minimise that." According to the website Energyhelpline.com, the average household is facing record winter fuel bills of around 630 because of recent energy price rises and the early arrival of winter. Low income families were dealt another blow when heating grants were suspended. The 345 million budget has been quickly eaten up because of the cold snap. Under European Union targets, Britain is obliged to increase the share of energy from renewable sources from 3 per cent to 15 per cent.Today, Mr Huhne will signal moves towards taxing energy firms on the carbon dioxide they emit by burning fossil fuels such as coal and gas. Creating a "floor price" for carbon is intended to assure investors that costly new nuclear power stations which produce little carbon will be profitable over the coming decades. But energy companies are likely to pass on the increased cost of carbon to customers. "The Government and the industry will want to be sure that bills don't rise by any more than they have to, so the cost-effectiveness of whatever changes are made will be vitally important," Mr Porter said. He added that consumers will not easily accept Mr Huhne's argument that his measures will mean price rises are smaller than might otherwise have been the case. He said: Thats going to be a very hard sell, because for many consumers, all they are going to notice is that their bills are going up. To encourage investors to put money into wind and wave farms, Mr Huhne will announce a guaranteed price for electricity. He will also announce a capacity payment to generators, giving them money for maintaining power stations that are not generating electricity. The measure is meant to ensure back-up generating capacity to deal with surges in demand like the recent cold snap. Many of Mr Huhnes fellow Lib Dems oppose nuclear power and he has insisted that there will be no specific subsidy for new nuclear plants, which each cost around 4 billion to build. But the carbon price may be seen as a disguised subsidy for existing nuclear plants, since it will allow their owners to sell electricity much more cheaply than power produced by fossil fuel plants. The Department of Energy and Climate Change said last night that electricity prices would rise, but insisted that the Coalition plans would deliver the best deal for consumers. A spokesman said: If we dont reform the market now well all pay more than we need to in the long run, and risk not having the low carbon and secure supply we need.

15 December 2010

UK Unemployment Up Again
Unemployment in the UK increased by 35,000 in the three months to October to 2.5 million, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has said. It was first time that the jobless measure has risen for six months.

The increase pushed the unemployment rate up to 7.9%, a higher rate than analysts had expected. However, the number of people claiming the Jobseeker's Allowance in November fell fractionally, by 1,200 to 1.46 million, the ONS said. The pound dropped half a cent on the news, to $1.573. The data could also heighten the policy dilemma for the Bank of England, coming only a day after figures showed consumer price inflation had risen
UK Unemployment Rises

The important point to not here is that while we see unemployment rising the numbers claiming unemployment benefit has fallen.
What this means is more people are exhausting their two years jobseekers allowance and are being thrown on the income support scrapheap. This disguises the true unemployment figure which is just to horrifying to publish.

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Voyager Breaks Free Of Solar System After 35 Years
Voyager 1, the most distant spacecraft from Earth, has reached a new milestone in its quest to leave the Solar System. Now 17.4bn km (10.8bn miles) from home, the veteran probe has detected a distinct change in the flow of particles that surround it.

These particles, which emanate from the Sun, are no longer travelling outwards but are moving sideways. It means Voyager must be very close to making the jump to interstellar space - the space between the stars. Edward Stone, the Voyager project scientist, lauded the explorer and the fascinating science it continues to return 33 years after launch. "When Voyager was launched, the space age was ...

read full story: After 35 Years Voyager Set To Leave Solar System

So these guys are excited because an old tin can that has been floatuing through space for 35 years is about to leave our solar system. It takes light seconds to travel from the sun to the edge of the solar system and light from the nearest star takes over 100 years to get here. And these people are asking for research grants so they can investigate ways of sending expeditions manned by humans to explore the stars.

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Cunts.

14 December 2010

Today's and Comment
Government Spending Cuts Hit NHS
from BBC News:
Government spending plans will test the NHS and social services in England to the limit, according to a report by the Commons Health Select Committee.
The MPs say the plans assume efficiency savings on a scale never before seen in the NHS, or in other countries. Steven Dorrell, who chairs the committee, said the NHS had to save 4% a year for four years - a "huge ask". But Liberal Democrat Health Minister Paul Burstow said NHS staff were already making savings NHS Stretched By Cuts
John de Roe says: This story looks shocking at first glance and the decicit spending addicts of Labour and the left of the Liberal Democrats are wringing their hands and predicting public services Armageeddon as the evil Tories and their Lib Dem lackey lay waste to the welfare state. Look a tad more closely however and you see the outcry about cuts to front line services is because managers responsible for making budget reductions are protecting their own bureaucratic empires.

Instead of saving the jobs of nurses, junior doctors and medical technicians they are saving the non jobs of bean counters, paper shufflers and box tickers.

If the coalition are serious about saving the NHS and preserving the usually excellent levels of clinical care priovided they will make sure the administartive and bureaucratic non jobs bear the brunt of cuts and next they will boot out all the pseudo-science, the psychotherapists, counsellors, the anti smoking officers, and alcolhol awareness advisers, the five a day nazis and all the rest of the people who make a nice living out of giving us advice that is neither wanted nor needed.

I don't have a lot of confidence in the coalition's chances of success but at least they are making the right noises unlike the previous loot who threw mountains of money at the health and education systems and manasged to make both worse instead of better.

American Concerns About British Muslims

US concerns that the UK was struggling to cope with home-grown extremism have been revealed in new Wikileaks cables.

One cable said the British government made "little progress" in engaging with the UK's Muslim community after the 7 July 2005 terror attacks in London.

The communication was delivered to Washington from the American embassy in London in August 2006.

The cable said tensions continued, with some British Muslims blaming UK foreign policy for inciting extremism.

US concerns about British Muslim Extremists

Ed Butt says: Americans are concerned? Do they think we're not concerned?

For thirteen years we had a government that pandered to Muslim extremists and allowed the civil service to be infiltrated and hijacked by stupid, politically correct lefties who think history began at the Summer of Love in 1967 and that appeasement works. They have failed to enforce immigration laws, given in to unreasonable demands and accused anybody who queied their Islamophiliac policies of racism.

Only yesterday we saw lefties demanding an American extremists preacher, Pastor Terry Jones, be banned from entering Britain. Make no mistake, Jones is a nasty piece of work but the same lefties kicked up a right old fuss when people said equally odious Muslim preachers whose message was a far more direct incitement to extremists to commit atrocities against western communities.

But as we have said before there's no bigger hypocrite than a leftie hypocrite.

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1000 Primary Schools Fail Tests Teo different takes on this story.
1000 Primary Schools Fail Tests.
One in 12 primary schools faces possible closure or take-over after failing to hit new Government targets in English and maths.

Primaries fail basic standards - The Guardian
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12 December 2010

Wikileaks Suffers Its Own Leaks
Wikileaks is facing questions over its finances as lawyers for its alleged main source, Pte Bradley Manning, said they had not seen a penny of tens of thousands of dollars raised by the site to help pay for his defence and promised to them three months ago ...

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Two explosions rocked the busy shopping street of Drottninggatan among the afternoon crowds. A Swedish news agency said it had received messages about 10 minutes before the blasts in Arabic and Swedish, warning of unspecified action. The email warning, 10 minutes before the bombs, protested about the countrys presence in Afghanistan, where it has a force of 500 soldiers, mainly in the north of the country. Stockholm Bombs Were Terror Attack: The Guardian.

Afghan Attack Kills NATO Soldiers Six Nato service personnel were killed today in an insurgent attack in southern Afghanistan, the international alliance said in a statement. Nato did not give further details, in keeping with a policy of waiting for the alliance's individual countries to identify their casualties. Fighting has increased in southern Afghanistan as a surge of US troops poured into Helmand and Kandahar provinces this year in an attempt to push the Taliban out of their traditional strongholds. More than 670 international troops have been killed so far this year, well above the 502 killed in the whole of 2009.


11 December 2010
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10 December 2010
Today's News and Comment

We Are United Says Cable After Higher Education Tuition Fees Issue Splits Lib Dems


by Xavier Connolly
from BBC News:

Vince Cable has said the Lib Dems are "united" despite Thursday's rebellion over the rise in student tuition fees in England.
The business secretary, who drew up the plans to raise the maximum fee level to 9,000, told the BBC the coalition would be "stronger for the experience".
The government's majority was slashed as 21 Lib Dem MPs voted against the plans and five abstained.

read full story:We Are United Says Vince Cable

more on this topic: Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg said there would be "no rancour" over the revolt ...

Tuition Fees Protests - The Guardian
Tuition Fees Vote - End Of The Beginning For Coalition Government

The tuition fees row is being hailed by blinkered lefties as the end of the coalition. It is nothing of the kind of course, it is the beginning of the period in which the Liberal Democrats will grow up and show that they understand the difference between being in government with all the responsibility that brings along with the impossible task of trying to please everybody all the time and the realisation that the real world is not a nice place and cannot be made so by the passing of well intentioned resolutions.

The left of the party will not be able to accept this of course, they are driven by ideology. Such people will drift off into the political wilderness or into the Labour Party which will eventually take them to the same place.

Those Liberal Democrats who clenched their teeth and voted for the increase in University tuition fees however have learned an important lesson in politics.

The position regarding tuition fees is thus: Under the Labour government from 1997 to 2010 and the Conservative governments of John Major and Margaret Thatcher there was such a rapid expansion of the higher education industry (it can be described no other way now as Universities are run for profit by empire builders and bureaucrats) that the number of places in University education far exceeds the number of degree level graduates society can use.

Last time one of our team mentioned this very important detail somebody smugly commented that education is not only about preparation for the workplace. Indeed it is not, but it is not the people who are prepared to face the reality that the financial burden of putting almost half of all school leavers through three years on a production line in a degree factory, building and maintaining the places where they must study and paying people to teach them, run the administrative functions, clean the premises and carry out all the ancillary tasks is too great for the economy to bear.

This is the reality behind the increase in tuition fees. The policy is hopelessly wrong and muddleheaded. Universities in the eyes of too many in the higher education industry have become a sanctum sanctorum of the religion of higher education. There is no reason why local colleges, Huddersfield, Crewe, Bolton for example, should become universities and award their own degrees. This upgrade to university status is really more about egos than education. There is talk of a University of East Lancashire that would incorporate the colleges of Blackburn, Burnley, Accrington, Rossendale and Pendle. Such a move might be good for the egos of senior staff but would do a disservice to the area.

In the current system the academies serve as sixth form college, offer foundation courses in vocational studies, provide facilities for learning as a recreational activity and offer degree courses by distance learning for degrees issued by Lancaster, Liverpool and Manchester Universities. Many of the people who benefit from that are mature students with families, people who do not want to get away from home for a three year booze and shagfest.

Though past retirement age I still lecture part time to degree level engineering students at a college some miles away. When colleagues from the main faculty visit they often remark how much more committed the students are than those who are on their grant funded three year holiday.

With clear thinking from members of the coalition government this fiasco can be turned into something good. We need to stop upgrading local colleges to third rate universities and support degree courses in local colleges where people can live at home while studying for degrees from first rate universities or more appropriate vocational qualifications for their planned career. Meanwhile the recreational learners continue to be served.

The commenter I mentioned was quite right to say that education is not about preparing for the workplace but entirely wrong in defending the current university system because those degree factories are precisely where education has been reduced from a noble pursuit to a tawdry commercial activity.

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Annuity Rip Off Will Continue Say Insurers


by John de Roe

from Daily Telegraph:

Some of Britains biggest insurers including Pearl, Scottish Mutual, and Legal & General are dragging their feet on rule changes announced by the Chancellor in June, intended to give older savers more choice about how to enjoy their pensions. George Osborne promised to scrap rules which forced savers to transfer at least three quarters of their pension savings to an insurance company before the General Election and honoured that commitment in his Emergency Budget.

This introduced interim measures, easing the old requirement that savers had to buy an annuity or guaranteed income for life before ...
read full story:Insurers Hang On To Pensioners Cash

The pensions scam was one of the main reasons I left my job in banking at the age of 52 for a position in local government. I retire next year and fortunately have a final salary pension from both those careers to rely on. The private pensions industry was always a fraud. In return for a tax break on contributions people had to contract to hand over all their savings to an insurance firm at an appointed time. They would then receive interest on the "pension pot" until both they and their joint beneficiary (if any) died. At that point the capital in the annuity scheme did not revert to the investors estate but passed to the annuity provider.

Nice work if you can get it.

When I first joined the staff of Williams Deacons bank in the mid 1960s insurance salesmen were referred to as graveyard bookies. The kind of life policies and endowments sold them were, it was said, simply a bet that the insured's life would continue until contributions and interest were greater than the sum payable on death.

If that was so then the annuity business is a graveyard casino. The game is loaded in favour of the house and those who gamble against it cannot hope to win, only to stay in the game as long as possible. Here's how it works: The investor saves all their life to build up capital. On maturity the capital with interest must be used to purchase an annuity. From here on the investor gets interest but cannot touch the capital. As mentioned above when the investor or named beneficiary (usually spouse) dies the lump sum is forfeit to the annuity provider. So as long as you survive you are getting some return for the saving built up over a lifetime but only interest. Die shortly after retirement and you lose. Survive to a hundred years old and you can't win. The house wins every time because all you ever get is the interest (less management fees) that is yours anyway.

This was not by any means the worst fraud perpetrated by the banking and finance industry in the wake of Margaret Thatcher's flagship deregulation policy but it was one which alienated many people from the financial services sector. So many people saw through it and decided to keep their money in a savings account or an ISA that we now have the government quaking in terror as the prospective cost of old age.

From the point of view of myself and colleagues of my generation in banking and finance the era of legalised fraud was a betrayal. We were reduced to salesmen with targets to hit. Most had to sell mortgages, pensions, loans, investment plans all of which anyone who understood the industry could see had no chance of delivering the kind of returns being promised.

The worst effect however was the destruction of the trust that existed between the banks and their customers. Financial institutions are so big and so remote now that to staff in their call centres, customers are just disembodied voices to be fobbed off as quickly as possible, if the customer is lucky enough to be connected to a human being and not dealt with entirely by a computer. When a business is so far removed from the reality in which their customers live is it any wonder they are prepared to pay teams of lawyers to find ways of holding on to their graveyard casino business?

Yes, of course they will try to find ways of locking people into annuities. The coalition government's attempt to free the money of pensions savers is laudable but the politicians are seriously deluded if they think they are going to get the better of banks and insurance companies without a long and bitter fight.

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Wikileaks Hacktivists Target UK

by Ed Butt.

The 1,500-strong network of online activists has already sabotaged the websites of MasterCard, Visa and the Swedish government with millions of bogus visits. The attacks, termed Operation Payback, came after the credit card companies and PayPal, an online payment firm, announced that they would no longer process donations to the anti-secrecy organisation. The group of hackers, called Anonymous, said it would target ... read full story Hackers To Target UK

Who the fuck do these people think they are. Anti - secrecy organizations my arse, WikiLeaks are not anti secrecy, they are anti privacy. So far only one of the leaked documents has told us anything we did not know or could not have guessed had anyone cared enough to think about it. Revealing the locations of sensitive locations is an act of supreme irresponsibility of the kind we have come to expect from the self - aggrandizing, shit sucking, skunk felching sumbags involved with Wikileaks. All those installations are now potential targets for terrorists. All those installations have staff. All those staff have families and friends.

Governments have secrets. Corporations have secrets. Private individuals have secrets. Do I want details of my e - mail exchanges with a certain female publicized so that my wife's friends could read them? Does a guy I know, not a close friend but a friend, want his credit card statements revealing his visits to a massage parlour revealed to his employers or family.

Do we really need to be informed that out of the madia spotlight world leaders express unflattering opinions of each other?

For fuck's sake we're grown up aren't we.

The WikiLeaks team and their supporters the "Hacktivists" are not grown ups. They are arrested adolescents who think it is funny to go a step further than posting a picture of their best mate having a wank on Facebook. The leaked documents are a veritable cuntucopia to their imbecile minds.

We should give them thirty minues to take down their sites, cease and desist from doing things that annoy grown ups and FUCK OFF.

If they don't we should kill them.

Sandanista

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9 December 2010

Today's News and Comment

Wikileaks War Waged By Hacktivists (Webbyheads and Pointyheads) by Ed Butt.

from BBC News:
A member of the Anonymous group of hackers, which has been targeting firms it sees as being anti-Wikileaks has said the campaign is not over. Speaking on the BBC's Today programme, Coldblood said that "more and more people are downloading the voluntary botnet tool". This signs them up to a so-called botnet, an army of machines that can then launch attacks. Overnight Visa became the latest victim. Its website experienced problems while Mastercard payments were also disrupted. Both were victims of so-called distributed denial-of-service attacks, which bombard websites with requests until ...
read full story:Wikileaks War Waged By Hacktivists

more on this topic:
Operation Payback - The Daily Telegraph
Credit Card Sites Attacked - The Guardian

Libertarianism is a lifestyle philosophy that demands of those who advocate it a deep sense of responsibility. Webbyheadism is a lifestyle philosophy that demands of those who adopt it minimal skill with information technology, an inflated sense of entitlement and a delusional belief that "because we can," is sufficient justification for any action they undertake no matter how much it harms individuals or businesses. Such people are colloquially known as cunts.

The Daily Stirrer team are libertarians. We believe in personal freedom but know where the line is drawn. The Wikileaks people are a bunch of self aggrandizing twats who have got hold of one of those stupid, acid head notions that the spaced out hippies who were early adopters of the web and now think they invented it Truth: Internetworking technologies were around long before Vint Scurf, Tim Berners Lee, that fuckwit from The Grateful Dead and all the other idiots who cling to the belief that the web will change human nature and transport us all to a digital utopia where everything will be free had bought their first Apple or Commodore PC.

Libertarianism recognizes that people have, among their many human rights, a right to privacy. That goes for politicians too. Our leaders, no matter how much we loathe and detest them, self serving hypocrites that they are, must be able to have private conversations without the fear that a transcript will be posted on the internet. There is no justification for the posting of state documents on public forums as Wikileaks have done. Most of these documents tell us nothing that we did not know or could not guess anyway.

People who believe they can do just what they like when they like regardless of how their actions affect others are not libertarians, they are libertines. The fact that digital technology is involved in their irresponsible self indulgence does not make such behaviour any more acceptable.

This latest action by "supporters of wikileaks" can serve no purpose other than to inconvenience a great number of people. The "hacktivists" as they call themselves are preventing credit card companies and by extension users of credit cards (just about everyone) going about their lawful business in retaliation for those organizations refusing to aid Wilkileaks in the pursuit of their unlawful business.

What we would be interested to know however is how many of the sciencyheads and webbyheads who are now screaming in horror at the action being taken against Wikileaks to prevent further criminal acts were screaming for blood when the Climategate e-mails that so effectively damned the people behind the climate science scam were lawfully distributed after one of the climate scientists had carelessly left them in an directory that could be accessed via the internet?

UK Property Prices Fall

The Daily Stirrer's John De Roe has always warned that the putative recovery in UK house prices was illusory. With real incomes dropping as infaltion which is running at around 5% not the 3% stated in the official figures erodes the value of earnings, job security not improving, entry level prices way beyond the means of most first time buyers and pressure for a rise in interest rates building the news that house prices are on the slide again is no surprise.

What we ought to be speculating about is how far they will eventually fall and how that will affect the futures of those millions of people who were advised to stretch themselves to the limit to buy homes they were promised could "only increase in value."

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8 December 2010
Today's News and Comment

Are We Becoming Internet Lab Rats


Not for the first time the ever Increasing amount of information thrown at us from the internet via computer and smart phone interfaces hasve been identified as the cause of bottlenecks in the brain, preventing any deep thought. This view comes in a new essat from Nicholas Carr, former executive editor of the Harvard Business Review.

Carr's comments will add to the body of evidence that our addiction to technology and the snippets of information it delivers is damaging our ability to apply the power of analytical thought to the tasks and problems we must deal with in life.

Mr Carr told Esquire magazine: Our gadgets have turned us into hi-tech lab rats, mindlessly pressing levers in the hope of receiving a pellet of social or intellectual nourishment.

What makes digital messages all the more compelling is their uncertainty. Theres always the possibility that something important is waiting for us in our inbox [which] overwhelms our knowledge that most online missives are trivial. E mail has turned us into lab rats

Carr's essay equated the addictive nature of internet feeds and e - mail to the methodology used in training lab rats, mice and other creatures to respond to a stimulus in a programmed way by rewarding them with a snack every time they press a button with their nose in response to a certain sound. This may pass for scientific research in some academies but anyone with the least familiarity with the animal world knows the resourcefulness of most animals when there is a snack to be had has little to do with science.

The net, Carr maintains, works in a similar way. The "new message" icon on a device makes a sound or changes colour, the user responds and is rewarded with an information "snack," a joke, greeting from a friend or acquaintance, a bit of celebrity gossip or something affirming our status as a live human creature. It is very reminiscent of Pavlov's Dogs.

One of the most disturbing things about the internet that seems to have escaped the notice of all but old Information Technology pros like myself is that far from freeing information and putting all human knowledge in the public domain where everybody can access it, internet technology (search technology) as it stands now actually make it very easy for search engine operators to control what information people see.

That being the case then surely most thinking individuals can see the problem with the fact that Search Engine lists prioritise in order: that which pays best; that which is most popular; that which is most recent. Relevance and quality hardly get a look in.

Thus the only people who are going to find information of good quality are those who know enough about the subject they are searching to use search criteria that filter out the dross. While the mass are conditioned to demand the instant gratification of impulses the labratisation of humanity will continue.

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Is Aspirin Magic Bullet For Cancer?

In the past few days all media have been running stories og how eeryone should take a daily dose of aspirin tp prevent cancer. The story was fuelled by the usual irrational hysteria, exaggerated claims and hyperbole we have come to expect from health science professionals and those who report and comment on their work in advancing the corporate profits of the pharmaceutical industry.

Now at las we are getting the objective views coming through from people involved in cancer research whose integrity cannot be bought so cheaply.

Aspirin Cancer Magic Bullet by Dr. Karol Sikora for The Daily Telegraph: ... The recent blast of information about the role of aspirin as a cancer preventive raises many issues. Who to give it to, how does it work, what dose, how to prevent side effects and, of course, the bottom line is it worth it? It is difficult to believe that a substance originally found in the bark of the humble willow tree could cause so much heat. I don't take it myself, so I'm hardly going to be evangelical.

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7 December 2010

Today's News and Comment

UK Education Falls Behind Third World


UK schoolchildren today plummeted down a major international league table after being outscored by pupils from countries including Estonia, Lichtenstein and Slovenia.
Teenagers slumped in worldwide rankings comparing standards of reading, mathematics and science in 65 developed nations. Figures published by the respected Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development showed the UK fell from ...
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We have written many thousands of words on the derogatory effect the politically corrrect thinking of left wing activists was having in the education system. Pupils, particularly primary school pupils, do not need lessons in tolerance, multi cultural studies and gay lifestyles. What is important for them is to get a good grounding in communicating in their native language, mathematics with emphasis on arithmetic NOT theoretical physics and an introduction to history, geography, music, art, the culture of their homeland and elementary science.

Our education system sems more concerned with turning out unthinking little conformist labour voters than preparing children to go on and lead fulfilling adult lives whether they choose to be astrophysicists or agricultural workers. Both, we must remember, are useful members of society but with predicted food shortages due to over population the gricultural workers will probably be the more important in the future.

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The Pursuit Of Mediocrity by fatsallySATS test, introduced in 1993, were supposed to meaure a pupil's progress through the education system from junior to senior school and ensure every child was fulfilling their potential. Now we see the government constantly lowering standards in order to ensure enough pupils from each school are reaching government imposed targets.
Killing History.The government constantly whines that not enough pulips in their later school years take up sciences. The government itself however is pushing history off the curriculum. So as they strip the nation's young people of a sense who they are and destroy the national culture inthe name of diversity and multiculturalism can they complain if those young people feel alienated and do not wish to contribute positively to the national community.
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Cancun Climate Conference: Gordon Brown Got It Wrong

from The Daily Telegraph:
John Prescott says Gordon Brown made a wrong judgement by trying to force the world into a climate change deal too early.
The former deputy prime minister said the chaos at last years climate change talks in Copenhagen was caused by the then Prime Minister trying to force the world into a deal.

Speaking in his role as special envoy on climate change for the European Council, Lord Prescott said the latest round of talks in Cancun, Mexico are ...
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Climate Change: Green Energy Meltdown .As the climate science fraud and the case it made that carbon emissions were the sole cause of global warming and carbon taxes, trading in carbon allowances green energy technologies that belonged in science fiction novels were the way to power the future and save the planet comes unravelled: as the great green energy experiments of Denmark and Spain leave those nations shivering in the dark as power supplies fail and subsidies to green generators bankrupt national economies we look at the real state of the climate crisis.

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6 December 2010

Today's News and comment

Obama A Bigger Danger To US Security Than Wikileaks Says Robert Gates (The Guardian)
WikiLeaks has yet again flooded the internet with thousands of classified American documents, this time state department cables. More troubling than WikiLeaks' latest revelation of US secrets, however, is the Obama administration's weak, wrong-headed and erratic response. Unfortunately, the adminis>tration has acted consistently with its demonstrated unwillingness to assert and defend ... read full story Wikileaks: Obama A Bigger Danger to U.S. Security

Another view in The Daily Telegraph: Obama Keystone Cops Administration Needs To Get Serious About Wikileaks

The White House strategy so far has been to largely ignore WikiLeaks, and let Hillary Clinton and the State Department handle the fall-out from the debacle. The president hasnt even commented publicly on the release of over a quarter of a million US diplomatic cables, despite the immense damage the leak is doing to American read full story

Obama Keystone Cops Presidency Not Serious About Wikileaks

Once again 'President' Obama is faced with a crisis that potentially threatens his nation and he gives the impression he just can't be arsed with it. Whether it is an environmental disaster such as the Gulf oil spill earlier this year, the real climate crisis threatening much of America (think in terms of H2O rather than CO2) the economic meltdown that shows no signs of abating and will not do so until the Obama administration abandons its loonytoons economic policy of running up vast deficits to fund unemployment payments, pork barrel politics and vote buying and the vanity projects of which the 'President' seems so fond.

How much of a threat the latest WikiLeaks revelations pose we do not know. Obviously to put into the public domain details of strategically sensitive locations give terrorists and those who would harm the United States a lot of helpful information. What use the terrorists are able to make of such information is a lot less certain. The world remembers the horror of 9/11 clearly enough, let us not forget however the latest suicide bomber to try to commit an atrocity by bringing down a fully loaded airliner onto a heavily populated industrial city resulted in the would be bomber setting fire to his own bollocks but doing no further damage.

We cannot rely on the incompetence of their operatives to protect us from the terrorists' destructive intentions however. The American people and the western world look to the leader of the United States, the world's most powerful nation for leadership in negating such threats. That the WikiLeaks scandal was imminent has been public knowledge for several months and yet Barack Hussein Obama, the man who loves to strut the world stage with all the pomp and swagger of an African village tyrant and delude himself he is President of The Entire Universe And Everything Else Besides seems to have no taste for the responsibilities even the relatively lowly jobs of President Of The United States brings to its holder.

I suppose when one is in one's own estimation the only man who can save the planet, worrying about people with no jobs is simply beneath one's dignity. Obama's estimation of himself is propped up by others however. Valerie Jarret, formerly a middle ranked civil servant in the Illinois state government and a long time supporter of Obama and personal friend of his wife Michelle, who was promoted to a senior position for which she is totally unqualified, in the administration recently said of the 'President'; "He has the most brilliant mind of any man I have ever met. Nothing in his life has ever challenged his intellect."

Were that the case one might have expected him to have fixed the leaking oil well in the Gulf in a matter of hours rather than the months it took engineers, solved world poverty, hunger, disease, discovered a viable alternative to carbon based fuels and prevented WikiLeaks revealing state secrets. We at The Daily Stirrer think the case is Obama finds even the most simple tasks challenging so the business of running a huge nation must go so far over his head he is not even aware what is going on.

Barack Hussein Obama's problem is that throughout his life he has never been required to do any of the jobs that were handed to him because of his colour, innate skill at playing the race card and his exploitation of his (largely fictional) antecedents that seem to tick all the politically correct boxes. This every time he has been appointed to a position Barack Hussein Obama has been able to shirk the responsibilities and use his office as a stepping stone towards the next rung on his ascent.

Problem is people who once supported him are starting to notice. Americans have already delivered their verdict in the mid term elections. In Europe people must stop excusing every failure and inadequacy by saying "At least he's not Bush. Not being George W. Bush does not make him a great President or even a mediocre President any more than the colour of his skin does. It simply makes him someone other than George W. Bush. Not being Bush does not preclude being worse than Bush.

Meanwhile Obama cannot repeat his trick of stepping up the ladder to rise above the mess he and the incompetent sycophants with which he surrounds himself have created, leaving somebody else to clean up and put things back in order. Though the shadowy figures who control global finance might dream of a single nation world with one government and one leader, China and India, the emergent economic superpowers, have other ideas.

The Keystone Cops is threatening to turn into "Here Come The Clowns."

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Hidden Fees Help Pensions Rip Off

Savers are losing up to three quarters of their pensions in little-known fees charged by the investment funds that manage their money, a report by senior pension experts warns.

read full story Hidden Fees Cut Pension Payouts

The Daily Stirrer's John De Roe has warned more times than we can remember that the whole of the finance sector is rotten to the core. Whatever you invested in, you asre going to get a lot less back than you were led to expect.

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5 December 2010
Today's News and Comment
Wikileaks and the weather continue to dominate mainstream news but like us you have probably reached the WTF stage with those topics now. Today we take a look at a story that has been confined to the financial pages but should have much greater coverage for what is says about the world we are living in.

The New Gold Rush by Ian R. Thorpe

There is great excitement in financial markets at the moment about the price gold currently trades at, $1400 per ounce. Take this from the Daily Telegraph for example:


Investors and central banks are buying up the yellow metal at unprecedented levels, but will its allure last as fears over the global economy ease?

as gold closes in on a 10th straight year of gains, a debate is raging across the country on whether the longest rally since at least 1920 can last. The price has moved at a pace that would have left even the most ardent of the early diggers breathless. It is up 27pc this year and hit a record high of $1,424 an ounce early in November. Its current US renaissance isn't one that can just be measured on ...

The Gold Rush

While traders are counting the profits they have made from betting on gold and against currencies, particularly the $US and the Euro some people have been paying more attention to the bigger picture and wondering what this new gold rush means for the world economy. The bloated price of billion symbolises primarily a collapse of confidence in the global financial system. That loss of confidence is not hard to understand when banks and investment houses were putting their investors money into unsecured debt derivatives, Ponzi schemes and shares in companies whose only revenue stream came from selling their own shares. The loss of confidence is wider than that however. It is not just savers and investors whose fingers got burned. The business ethic that took hold throughout the 1980 and 90s and lasted until the collapse of 2008 was basically, "promise them the earth, give them a pile of dirt." Governments as well as businesses must shoulder the blame, for three decades they have encouraged business to become more impersonal, more removed from the customer. Business works best when it is personal. The days are long gone when the same person would be manager of the local branch office of a bank for ten or more years and when most of the customers went into their nearest branch regularly and thus knew the manager by sight or to exchange a greeting with in the street. Likewise when we would buy food and be served by a member of the owner's family. Governments and corporate interests have favoured big business over small but those small businesses had a far greater incentive to sere us well and to care about customer satisfaction than a section supervisor in a hyperstore that is part of a multi national chain. How many of us have tried to chase up a late delivery of goods ordered or complain about an item that is faulty or not as advertised only to find ourselves speaking to a customer service clerk in India, Philippines or Brazil whose English is, to say the least, barely adequate for doing business. All of this, and you an add in examples from your own experience I'm sure, has combined to give people the impression that the companies we must do business with, the banks, utility companies, Internet service providers, online and TV shopping channel vendors, the chain stores and franchise restaurants where you seldom see the same staff twice exist not to serve us nor to meet our needs but simply to extract as much money as they can from us for the shoddiest goods, the most offhand levels of service. It is hardly surprising then that people feel uncertain, insecure, that their future is threatened. And when people feel threatened they seek something solid to cling to. In the 1980s and 90s it was property, houses, that was regarded as the failsafe, future proof investment. The old Builiding Society savings mutual (similar to the US Savings and Loan banks) that specialised in mortgages for private homebuyers were said to be "as safe as houses." Unfortunately they were demutualised in the Thatcher government's reforms of the financial system and were quickly swallowed by by the big banks and Insurance giants. With collusion from successive governments the financial institutions that controlled the market in homebuyer finance started the housing bubble. When that failed and stories started to circulate about pension plans and retirement investments that on maturity were worth less than had been paid in over the years, gold although it does not pay any interest started to look attractive. At least so long as the price kept rising money invested in a gold trading fund might keep pace with inflation. That is a very dangerous assumption of course. But what else can people do with their savings? Stuff it under in an old mattress?
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4 December 2010
Today's News and Comment
US Markets Wobbles As Job Figues Hit Market

America's unemployment rate unexpectedly rose last month, delivering a blow to recent optimism that a recovery in the world's biggest economy was finding some momentum.

The increase in the rate to 9.8pc from 9.6pc in October, will do little to comfort the US consumer, whose spending helped power the global economy until the financial crisis.

Overall the US economy created 39,000 jobs in November, the widely watched report from the Labour Department showed, far shy of the 150,000 predicted by economists on Wall Street.

The report, which followed a string of ...
read the full storyUS Job Woes Hit Market
at the Daily Telegraph

John De Roe comments:
America has the same systemic problems as Britain but on a larger scale. Successive political leaders have been secuced by the siren song of scientists, academics and bankers into believing that industrial jobs could safely be exported to low labour cost areas such as the far east and the slack could be taken up by increased economic activity in academic and scientific fields.

This type of unravelled thinking was behind New Labour's promised "knowledge economy" which theorised that we could employ enough University educated Britons in financial services and academic research that the demand from these people for a range of "services" ranging from admin assistants and office cleaners to labourers and lap dancers would employ those not suited to working in the cocooned environment of research establishments or the rat race of financial trading.

Did anybody who had managed to rise to a senior position in an elected government truly believe British or American Universities, reliant as they are on the semi literate output of state education systems hijacked by the politically correct thinking of a crypto - Marxist elite can produce anything the academic communities of India and China are not capable of doing for themselves.

It is worth noting that the economies of Germany and France, two major develoed nations that were prepared to tough it out against accusations of protectionism to preserve their own domestic industries, though finding economic conditions difficult are not in such dire straits as the USA and Britain.

There are signs that the British economy while not recovering is stabilising thanks to the coalition government's willingness to abandon the politically correct pussyfooting around of recent decades and face up to the harsh realities of a world in which western supremacy cannot be taken for granted.

In the USA there is no such reassurance for business as the Obama administration, having already, in less than two years, increased the national debt by $3trillion is now embarked on another round of Quantitative Easing.

This will be more disastrous for the US economy than it's first QE programme because this time nobody is buying US treasury bonds and America's gold reserves have been depleted so the government is printing money with which to purchase its own bonds, a process by which they hope to devalue the dollar and thus reduce in real terms the burden of debt.

Unfortunately China, India, Japan and lesser creditors were ahead of Obie's gang of failed academics, seditionists, suck up artists and perverts. They have ben demanding interest on their US bonds holdings be paid in gold for some time now.

This is why the price of gold on commodity markets has topped $1,400 an ounce while oil is moving rapidly towards the predicted $120 per barrel..

It is not just the gold price that is being inflated by the collapse of the American economy. Oil, Minerals, Grain, Sugar and meat prices are all rocketing in commodity markets. All in all, the world, but mostly America and the third world, will pay a huge price for the folly of those people who allowed themselves to be blinded by the colour of President Obama's skin to the incompetence and ineffectuality of this lightweight ideologue.

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Bond Villain Targets BritainWhile the warmists rant about carbon and the Church of Scienceology Cult rave about climate science. there are threee real and immediate problems facing us that nobody is talking about. These are overpopulation, water shortage and food price inflation. This article deals with food prices, links at the bottom lead to our posts on population and water scarcity.
Burning The PlanetAs the arguments rage on between the Climate Science Wankers lobby and the sceptis, realists and out and out deniers we observe that still nobody who gets media coverage, nobody who is talking sense about climate chaos, carbon based fuels, deforestation or over population is really being heard. Quite simply there are too many of us and we want too much. Who needs science or politics to understand that?
Cancun Climate QuestionsAs the arguments rage on between the Climate Science Wankers lobby and the sceptis, realists and out and out deniers we observe that still nobody who gets media coverage, nobody who is talking sense about climate chaos, carbon based fuels, deforestation or over population is really being heard. Quite simply there are too many of us and we want too much. Who needs science or politics to understand that?
Cotton Price InflationAs the boss of a major UK clothing and fashion retailer warns of the likely impact of rising cotton prices on the cost of clothing John De Roe revisits on of The Daily Stirrer's recurring themes throughout the economic crisis, overpopulation.
When The Cutting BeginsAs the coalition settle into their new jobs and get down to business as usual the words of former chief treasury secretary Liam Byrne, 'There is no money left' reverbrate how will the new team set about reducing the deficit and mountian of debt, creating jobs and sorting out the financial mess left by Labour?
Defending KeynesThe name of a great Englishman, John Maynard Keyes, is being trashed by that jug eared steak of piss and racist hater of all things British Barack Obama in attempts to give the failing Obama administration's loonytoons economics a veneer of sanity. Keynes recommended governments should use publc spending to sustain their economy during periods of recession. He did not say, as Obama's supporters claim he did, that nations already way past the point of bankruptcy should continue with reckless poublic spending projects.
Jobless America - The 99ersThe 99ers are a new social class createdeby the economic recession in the USA. This new demographic, not one the advertizing industry will be interested in are jobless people whose unemployment benefit (job sekers in UK parlance) benefit has run out and thus who have dropped off the unemployment statistics. But even for people who are not 99ers times are hard scross the pond.
Jobless EconomyPoliticians, economists and others with an interest in talking up the economy to get us all spending and taking on debt and mortgage loans again may rave about recovery. With our industrial base so depleted where will the jobs come from that we need to lead a recovery? We need to be creating real jobs in the real world rather than candyfloss jobs in the digital economy of the internet if there is to be recovery.
Magic MoneyNot so long ago politicians and bankers were full of confidence bordering on hubris and they were telling us the good times could go on for ever. So where did it all go wrong. The finance industry blame politicians, politicians blame the finance industry...
Too Many PeopleWith every indication that the breakdown in society and no indications that politicians, police forces or any authority has a clue how to deal with it we propose a starting point.
Don't Call Me A Conspiracy TheoristIt has become the habit of the self styled 'progressive left' to shout conspiracy theorist whenever anybody very reasonably suggests they are being duped by the dark forces of corporate fascism, that their favoured brand of collectivism is not in any way liberal but in fact will lead to an oligarchic tyranny similar to the big brother regime depicted in George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty Four and that far from being theoretical, conspiracies are verey real and exercising much more influence on our lives than the unimaginative lefties would ever believe.
Potash Scare Highlights Resource CrisisA bid by Australian mining giant BHP Billiton to buy Potash Corp of Canada draws attention to food price inflation, rising commodity prices in world markets and an impending global food supply crisis. It is not just potash, essential in food production, but other finite resources like oil that corporate giants are bidding to gain control of that should concern us.
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3 December 2010
Britain Going Cashless?
by Xavier Connolly

Last year, for the first time, British shoppers spent more on plastic, credit cards and debit cards than in cash.

Pointy heads are predicting the death of cash of course, just as for decades they have predicted the death of print or the advent of computers that can think for themselves.

The Daily Stirrer sees another trend however as the official figure for cash transactions continues to fall. More economic activity is going on under the radar. It always has been the case in times of high unemplyment and economic hardship and we predict it will go on.

Apart from the obvious advantages of there being no audit trail we predict the dark economy will also be boosted by the increasing frequeny of cases in which the comtempt with which internet operators such as Google and faceook regard our right to personal privacy is demonstrated.

What any of us chooses to spend our hard - earned on is fuck all to do with anybody else.

From cowry shells to contactless payment, the story of how the money system that most of us take for granted developed is varied and fascinating, so here are a few of the landmarks that got us where we stand today.
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Wikileaks Taken Offline Wikileaks website disconnected
by Ed Butt

WikiLeaks.org web address no longer functioning after American internet company pulled the plug on the site.

The only surprising thing about this is it did not happen sooner. Wikileaks founder and alleged rapist Julian 'Lasagne' is an ecomaniacal, self aggrandizing twat whose only purpose in leaking these documents was to make himself the centre of attention for the world's media.

The Daily Stirrer is against state secrecy in matters of public interest, we have always found the diplomatic phrase "it is not in the public interest to disclose this information" means it is very much in the public interest that the public should be able to see what is being concealed.

Lines have to be drawn of course because freedom always comes with responsibility. Invasions of personal privacy are not acceptable, it is not helpful to anything to reveal that David Cameron and Barackl Obama hate each other's guts. So long as they can work together when they have to there is no need for them to be best buddies.

It ought never to be revealed if a transcript is found in which George W Bush referred to Gordon Brown as a one eyed Scottish cocksucker or Brown to Bush by saying "People whose eyebrows meet in the middle don't bother me but Bush's eyes meet in the middle, that is worrying.

Similar remarks to those (which I made up BTW) are part and parcel of proivate conversation. They are not intended for public release. If our every utterance is in future to be placed in the public domain human society will be sterilised and be the poorer for it.

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Wikileaks: Mexico Government Almost Hijacked By Drugs Gangs A Mexican Cabinet minister told U.S. officials late last year that he had a "real concern" that Mexico would lose control of parts of the country to drug traffickers, according to a U.S. State Department cable released on Thursday by WikiLeaks.

Wikileaks: US government and Karazi Ctiticized UK Afghan Effort
The latest US diplomatic documents released by Wikileaks contain harsh criticism of the British military effort in Afghanistan.

Wikileaks Domain Name Removed
The US was today accused of opening up a dramatic new front against WikiLeaks, effectively "killing" its web address just days after Amazon pulled the site from its servers following political pressure.The whistleblowers' website is offline for the third time in a week, in what is likely to be the biggest threat to ...

Cause of Promiscuity is in your genes, not your jeans. Yes, it's the gobsmackingly stupid scientific breakthrough of the week. Live Science reports: Whether your roommate is Samantha Sleeps-Around or Paul the Prude, cut him or her some slack: People's predilections for promiscuity lie partially in their DNA, according to a new study. A particular version of a dopamine receptor gene called DRD4 is linked to people's tendency toward both infidelity and uncommitted one-night stands, the researchers reported Nov. 30 in the online open-access journal PloS One. The same gene has already been linked to alcoholism and gambling addiction, as well as ...

Snot affects sense of Smell
A rose sniffed through a snotty nose may not smell so sweet. Enzymes in mices nasal mucus transform certain scents before the nose can detect them, a new study finds. The results, published December 1 in the Journal of Neuroscience, show that lowly mucus may feature prominently in the sense of smell.

It is completely unexpected that snot would play a potential role in changing how we perceive odors, says neuroscientist ...

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2 December 2010
Today's News and Comment

Disruption threat for three years due to sloar flares


Security minister Baroness Neville-Jones said there "must be some risk" to the electricity network when the sun's activity peaks around 2013 as part of an 11-year cycle. The threat of disruption grows during each cycle due to our increasing reliance on electricity. The National Grid is already undertaking ...

Solar Flares Could Cause Blackouts In UK

The Daily Stirrer reported this several months ago. Onve again we prove that if you want to know the news before it happens you should look at The Daily Stirrer first every day.

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1 December 2010
Today's News

E.U. To Investigate Google Monopoly


from The Guardian:
A tiny British shopping comparison site has triggered an investigation by the European Commission into whether Google is abusing its monopoly position by deliberately lowering rivals' sites in its search results.
The European Commission announced today that it will carry out an investigation into Google's business practices the first such in the world and one certain to be watched with interest.
The case could take years to be decided but could lead to ...
read full story at The GuardianE. U. Monopoly Enquiry Could Harm Google

Ian R Thorpe comments:
Not long ago I was involved in a discussion thread about Google's contemp for user's right to privacy at The Guardan site. One of the pointy - eared scienceheads who patrols those threads and claims he works in medical research (he's probably a lab assistant) started sneering at my concerns, "So you think Google storing details of your searches threatens you, you are obviously one of those paranoid right wingers who doesn't realise there is a copy of every e-mail you ever sent stored on a server somewhere."

it was the kind of idiotic comment we expect from the science worshipping authoritarian left. As a former Information Technology professional I am well aware of how things are stored although I doubt there is a copy of every e-mail I ever sent, I have been online a long time.

My concern is not about Google or any other Search Engine Operator storing details of my searches, nor even using that data to point targetted ads at me (I'm totally ad blind on the web) but that my serches could, were I naive enough to use certain Google sevices, be seen by total strangers and friends alike.

This concern is based purely on principle. I do not visit porn sites or Nazi sites or even sites for ABBA fans. I just happen to think it is damn all to do with anybody else what I search up on the web. And I don't think Google poses any threat to me personally even if I do refer to them asd The Evil Empire. The price comparison site that initiated this complaint however do it on the basis of a point I have raised many times. Google manipulate search results to seve their own business interests. Now when I search something I want information, I hardly do any shopping on line to I am not interested in any of the products whose makers pay Google most for traffic. I am not interested in the most popular page that features a certain keyword nor the most recently updated. I want the most relevant.

And relevance is getting increasingly hard to find on Google.

As for the sciencehead's claim that like all right wingers I'm anti science and therefore not qualified to comment, I'm an anarchist who spent more than 25 years working in Information Technology so I am more qualified to comment than most people, especially some pointy-eared little berk who kills lab rats for a living.

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Portugal Goes Down The Pan
Portugal Faces Latest Eurozone Debt Ordeal
The sale of 500m of 12-month bonds will be held later this morning, just hours after Standard & Poor's ratcheted up the pressure on the Lisbon government by warning that it may cut Portugal's credit rating ...

John De Roe comments:
We told you so. In the wake of last week's bail out of Ireland we warned that Portugal and Spain would not be far behind.

The European Common Market, a trade alliance allowing free movement of goods between member nations was a greatb idea. A Single European superstate wil a common currency a unified tax system and a central government was the perverted brainchild of a power crazed bureaucrat and was only ever supported by clostet Nazi.

It's failure will be painful for all nations in Europe, even those that stayed outside the single currency. The human consequences had it succeeded however would have been unthinkable.


Bank Of England Official Accuses Boss Of Political Bias


Bank Of England Official David Blanchflower Accuses David Blanchflower, a leading economist and former member of the Bank of England's monetary policy committee, has called on Mervyn King to quit as governor of the Bank of England following leaked US cables that he claims show King's "thirst for power and influence ... has clouded his judgment one too many times".
In his toughest attack on his former colleague to date, Blanchflower seized on revelations that suggest King may have been central in persuading leading coalition figures to back a far more dramatic deficit-reduction programme than any ...
read full reports:
The Guardian: Bank Of England Official Blanchflower Accuses Mervyn King Of Political Bias
The Daily Telegraph: King Urged To Resign After Admitting Concern About Cameron

John De Roe comments:
So a Labour supporting advocate of more economic stimulus, expansion of the public sector and increasing public debt is accusing a colleague of bias in favour of the Conservertives because that colleague slagged off the two top boys on the Tory front benches. Right. That seems to prove what The Daily Stirrer has always said about Labour supporters. They're insane.

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Retailers Piss Off Grey Pound Spenders

Retailers risk repelling some of their wealthiest customers with excessive and poorly-designed packaging which older people find difficult to open or use, the charity Age UK claims. It says that people over 65 years old spend nearly 100bn a year but half of them struggle to unwrap products or read instructions because the print is too small.
Michelle Mitchell, a director or Age UK, said: Despite their rising spending power, millions of older consumers face difficulties this Christmas because of the restrictive
read full storyGrey Pound Warns Retailers Not To Piss Off 100bn Market

Xavier Conolly comments: Serves them right for always sucking up to the fickle little shits who make most noise but rely on Mum and Dad for spending money. Keep your grey pounds in your pockets my fellow oldies, let's make the fuckers squirm.

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No Daily Stirrer Yesterday due to bad weather problems eating up available time.


29 November 2010

Today's News - 29 November 2010
Ein Volk, Ein Reich, Ein Bureaucratic Dictatorship by John de Roe

This was today's main story.

Germany Faces Dilemma As Spain Falters
The question facing Germany is should German taxpayers alone be burdened with saving the Euro and with it perhaps the future of the E.U. France, though economically stable is not strong enough to stand by the Germans in bailing out not only Ireland and Greece as they already have but Portugal, Spain, Italy and now we har, Belgium.

If the Germans do not step up to the mark it looks like the end of the Eurozone, a result that was entirely predictable to anybody who learned theor economics in the real world rather than in the unrality bubble of the university and political environments. If the Germans can be persuaded by the more Europhiliac of their politicians to support the European project then it will look very much as if Europe is one economic power surrounded by a buffer zone of client states.

That's a long way from:
France and Great Britain shall no longer be two nations, but one Franco-British union, read the declaration," the fine words in the first draft plan for a European community of nations.

to:

All debts of Greece, Cyprus, Italy, Spain, Portugal, and Ireland will be fused immediately with German debt; a single treasury will control spending, and issue euro-bonds for all Euroland,

In the wake of the Irish bail - out and with Greece in ruins and Portugal, Spain, Italy and Belgium justling for their turn in the financial lifeboat that seems to be where we are heading.

I'm sure that was not the orignial plan however. In fact I seem to remember my Dad telling me he fought a war to preven such an eventuality.

Ein volk, ein reich, ein bureaucratic dictator, as they say in Brussels.

Cancun climate Conference Gets Under Way
by Ed Butt

The number of people killed in floods and drought has doubled over the past year, according to aid agencies, that blame at least some of the extreme weather on global warming.
Oxfam UK said that 21,000 people died in weather-related disasters in the first nine months of 2010, more than twice the number for the whole of 2009.
Although it is impossible to link any single event with rising temperatures, a report compiled by Oxfam pointed out that extreme weather events have been increasing with ...
read full storyCancun Climate Summit told flood and drought deaths double

Nothing to say here that we have not said many times before ...

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Climate Scientists And The Honesty Question As the world's media turns its attention to the latest shenanigans of world leaders and climate scientists in Cancun, Mexico, The Daily Stirrer's Ian R Thorpe invites us to look at the basic homesty of the carbon trading industry. In the run up to Cancun there has been a flurry of activity in the climate science community, including contributions from those discredited crooks and liars the University of East Anglia Climate Research Unit trying to push the old line that people who see through the climate science scam "are not scientists and therefore cannot understand the science. Should we take any notice of people who have demonstrated they have serious integrity issues...

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The Rising Seas Are Not Down To Global Warming Alone.Rising Seas Not Down To Global Warming A new study shows that global warming is not the only cause of swelling seas. Much comes from "water mining" the pumping of vast amounts of groundwater from beneath the earth, mainly to irrigate crops. This inevitably ends up in the oceans after it evaporates from farmland and comes down as rain.
The study which will be published in the next issue issue of Geophysics Research Letters estimates that extraction of ground water for domestic and industrial use accounts for about 25% of sea-level rise around the world, the same as the melting ice from the glaciers outside Greenland and Antarctica.

Vertical Farming: The Looniest Idea Yet For Saving The PlanetClimate Science is a strange discipline. Part trainspotting, part trekkie convention going, it combines an almost autistic obession with collcting details, a very autistic obsession with focusing on a single theme and a fantasist's capacity for self deception and a taste for mutual masturbation. The latest loonytoons idea for saving the planet involves turning skyscraper buildings into farms growing food for urban populations. Apart from increasing the cost of food by 1000% and increasing rather than reducing the carbon footprint of food production the idea is so insane noboy could ever take it seriously. Nobody that is except scientists, politicians, academics and the media.
Climate Change Polulation ControlThe ice caps melt at an accelerating rate, despite all the hand wringing of "progressive" politicians a global economy built on perpetual growth cannot reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and the scientific quick fixes offered by the academic community get whackier and potentially more catastropic. Is it time to say the unsayable?
Climate Change CorruptionThe spiel from the control freak governments of developed nations in the run up to the Copenhagen Climate Conference billed as the last chance to save the planet from a global warming catastrophe went something like this."You must listen to the scientists, you must not think for yourselves, you must never question authority," Luckily we all knew the scientists chanting this mantra were as much crooks and liars as the politicians and billionaires they worked for.
Climate Science LiesThe Copenhagen summit conference on climate change was never about climate change. It was about money, power, control and the need to divert attention from the failure of globalization. Pity the science used to back up the case for action was so easily exposed as fraudulent. Read more...


27 November 2010

Today's News and Comment

Milliband In People's Party Call
Ed Miliband launches a major review of policy, telling his MPs Labour must become the 'people's party' once again.

Sorry folks but we just could not take this one seriously

Milliband Pledges Labour Will Deamand Equal Rights For Toothpaste

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Thousands of people march through the streets of Dublin to protest against the Irish Republic's four-year austerity plan
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26 November 2010

Today's News And Comment
Energy Price Scam To Be Investigated
British energy companies are to be investigated by the industry watchdog, to gauge if "companies are playing it straight with consumers".

Met Chief Constable Warns of Civil Unrest


Britain's most senior police officer warned today of a new era of civil unrest as the national campaign against university fee increases and education cuts gathered momentum. Sir Paul Stephenson, the commissioner of the Metropolitan police, said the two large-scale student demonstrations of the past fortnight had been marred by a previously unseen level of violence, adding: "The game has changed."

Met Chief Warns of Civil Unrest

Meat From Cloned Animals Safe
Andrew Wadge, the chief scientist at the Food Standards Agency, said an independent study had shown that there was no difference between ordinary cattle and cloned cattle. His comments paved the way for milk and meat to be made available in British shops and was the clearest indication yet that the controversial

Human Rights Law Reform Urged

David Cameron is under pressure to deliver on a promise to reform the Human Rights Act following the disclosure that the foreign-born murderer of Philip Lawrence has been arrested on suspicion of another violent attack.

(Yesterday Mrs Lawrence told The Daily Telegraph: I think the Human Rights Act needs revision. It omits the notion of responsibility, without which we are less than human. I dont think this is a mere philosophical point. The legislation was introduced by the Labour government in 1998, but has been criticised for providing more protection for criminals and terrorists than law-abiding citizens. Over the past few years, Mr Cameron repeatedly called for the legislation to be reformed, describing it as a glaring example of what is going wrong in our country. The Conservatives drew up plans for a Bill of Rights to replace it. The change would have been introduced before the end of the year had the Tories won a majority. Under the Coalition, the reform has been delayed. Nick Clegg, the Deputy Prime Minister and a previous supporter of the Act, has been charged with helping to lead a commission reviewing the legislation.)

Is Inlation Out Of Control Is the Bank of England trying to inflate away Britain's debts? To the untutored eye, that's certainly what it looks like. The reality is altogether less deliberate. All the same, such a perception threatens a serious assault on the Bank's credibility as an independent monetary authority, and should be taken more seriously than the somewhat irrelevant row over whether Mervyn King, the Bank's Governor, should have so wholeheartedly endorsed the Coalition's deficit reduction plans.
This latter issue was the talk of the Commons


25 November 2010

Today's News, Opinion and Comment

Bank Of England Governor Criticized For Backing Cuts
Mervyn King, Governor of the Bank of England, has been looking far from comfortable, almost sheepish, during his grilling before the Commons Treasury Committee this morning. But its got very little to do with the Banks failure to meet its inflation remit. On that the Governor is still robustly unrepentant. Its part of the Banks remit to look through short term shocks to prices, he insists, and to concentrate on meeting the inflation target in the ...
Onliene Bookie Paddy Powers Irish Economy

Paddy Power, the Irish bookmaker, has overtaken Bank of Ireland as the crisis-hit country's eighth largest company not that many in the Emerald Isle are likely to find it a laughing matter.
Shares in the bookmaker have had a good run since late summer, when Paddy Power said it would beat ...

Irish Bookie Dwarfs Bank of Ireland

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************************* COMMENT AND OPINION Education Reforms - Opportunity and Threat Michael Gove's education white paper puts teachers at the heart of its plans and teacher education and development at the heart of what it says about teachers. The current structure of teacher education is complex. About 80% of teachers are trained through formal partnerships between schools and universities, in which students spend up to 75% of their time being ...

Things To Give Thanks For On Thanksgiving Day Clancy Seigal: On this Thanksgiving, among the things I'm grateful for are Rush Limbaugh and the Tea Party mad-hatters for injecting a little humour into turkey day. In their madrassa-like study courses and his broadcasts, they accuse the sainted Plymouth Rock Pilgrims of the crime of ...

The Republican Tide Was A Tsunami

In an illuminating analysis of the US mid-term elections, Michael Barone points out that the Republican tidal wave took virtually every section of the electorate in both geographical and ethnic terms along with it. Apart from black voters who remained largely loyal to Obama (but who voted in smaller numbers than they had in the presidential election),

Just A Job And My Dignity Please
A report out Wednesday showed that new jobless claims declined slightly last week, but this is hardly reassuring to the millions of Americans who are spending this Thanksgiving still unemployed. I am one of those who will lose benefits when they expire next week 5 days after the holiday. As it happens, I am among the lucky ones I was laid off just under two years ago, and so I was eligible for 99 weeks of


24 November 2010

Todays News
Google Stormtroopers Pelt Homes With Eggs
from BBC News:
German home-owners who have chosen to opt out of Google's Street View service appear to have become the unsuspecting victims of anti-privacy vandals. Local media report that homes in Essen, west Germany have been pelted with eggs and had 'Google's cool' notices pinned to their doors. The properties involved have all chosen to be blurred on Google's Street View service.
The search giant distanced itself. read full story: German Google Fans Pelt Homes With Eggs

See, we told you they were Nazis.

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Student Protesters Plan Day Of Mayhem For Liberal Democrats

from Daily Telegraph:
Thousands of activists are expected to target the party's London headquarters a fortnight after rioters trashed the Conservative offices on Milbank.

Police are braced for another day of violence over Coalition plans to raise tuition fees to up to 9,000 a year, almost triple the current rate.

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Aspirin For Everyone
from The Daily Telegraph:
Evidence is building that the benefits for many healthy middle-aged and older people far outweigh the side effects, according to the academics. The experts were speaking at the Royal Society of Medicine a month after research from Oxford University published in The Lancet showed that taking 75mg of aspirin daily for five years reduces the risk of getting bowel cancer by a quarter, and deaths from the disease by ...

Aspirin For Everyone

Ian R Thorpe comments: Once again we return to this fascistic idea of medicating the entire population with compliance enforced by threat of legal sanction. Fortunately there has been a mixed response from the more level headed members of the medical establishment to this latest piece of control freakery in support of Big Pharma.

Aspirin can have very adverse side effects. Fortunately these are rare but the scientific trials set up to make the case for this piece of bureaucratic bullying have not considered that those side effects might be rare because people susceptible to aspirin experience a lot of discomfort after taking a couple for a headache and so seek an alternative pain killer. My Dad was such a person and he suffered a lot of headaches but while aspirin was an over the counter medicine he found it easy to avoid them.

If we were to start making people take their daily aspirin by threatening that treatment for heart disease or certain cancers might be witheld from non compliant individuals how many more cases of very serious side effects cases would emerge?

What the government and medical establishment are saying effectively is: "In our zeal to save the many (and to save money on health budgets) we are prepared to sacrifice the few. That is simply not acceptable.

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COMMENT AND OPINION

Cancun Climate Change Conference Half empty or half full? And will the glass grow fuller or drain down even more? These are two crucial questions on the worlds response to global warming which will be addressed, and may well be largely answered, at the next major set of international negotiations on climate change, opening in the Mexican sea-side resort
Here we go again. Another jolly for the useless fuckers we are told are our leaders. The Bilderberg group make all the decisions behind closed doors of course... Climate Change roundup

. The Trend Of Young Muslim Girls To Take Up The Hijab Is WorryingBaher Ibrahim on Muslim extremism:Anyone walking on the streets of Egypt will notice a phenomenon that wasn't so evident only a year ago: the increasing numbers of little girls (and by "little", I mean as young as eight years old in some cases) wearing headscarves and abayas. While this sight was previously confined to third-class trains and rural areas, it has now become ...

Links: Halal In Harrow ... liberal dilemma

Is Peter Sutherland To Blame For Ireland's Financial Collapse?
Peter Oborne writes: Former European trade commissioner Peter Sutherland is a distinguished man and very good company. But I would argue the Irishman is one of those with most to answer for his countrys financial collapse. Sutherland (who has also served long terms as chairman of Goldman Sachs International, BP and as a director of RBS until its

Europe Builds Community Of Culture

If you want to know why Europeans belong in a single community, visit any one of Britain's great medieval cathedrals. Walk in the cloisters at Gloucester or pay homage to William of Sens, the Norman architect of Canterbury. Or just tap the stones of this masterpiece they come from Caen, France.
The modern dream of European political union is entering its darkest days. Eurosceptics say they are vindicated, and are realists but nothing is less real than the illusion that any European nation, least of all ours, can lay claim to ...


23 November 2010

Today's News and comment


The Ease With Which People Are Hacking Smartphones.

from BBC News:
Many of us carry almost every detail of our lives on our phones - so how secure are we from those who might want to know what we're saying and doing on the move? We know how insecure the voicemail of some famous folk turned out to be a few years back; surely today's sophisticated smartphones ...read full story The ease of hacking smartphones

Ian R Thorpe writes:
Last week we reported on a rumour that the Stuxnet worm was responsible for an unplanned outage at a British nuclear power station:

Cyberwarfare fear and panic rumours that have circulated around the internet unfounded. A British nuclear power station suffering an "unplanned outage" has categorically denied any link to the sophisticated Stuxnet worm. One of two reactors at Heysham 1, owned by French energy giant EDF, was taken offline yesterday. Parts of the site are run by Siemens S7 systems, prompting ... more on stuxnet worm...

Along with the other news, opinion and comment web pages in the Greeenteeeth stable, Boggart Blog and Little Nicky Machiavelli, The Daily Stirrer has always warned against being sucked into the frenzy of fear and panic raised by such rumours about technology. The article we highlight above by BBC Technology correspondent Rory McClellan Jones warns against being taken in by another government / corporate conspiracy, the one which would have us believe we should entrust the whole of our lives, our privacy and our security to machines. Machines that have little security to protect our personal and business data and are connected to a network system developed by a scientists and promoted by stoners and acid heads.

Let me tell you a little history. In the 1980s there was a perfectly good internetworking system. Businesses and organisations could distribute information internally and exchange data with authorised business associates. The system could be made as secure as it needed to be but was also so easy to use that with a little training clerks, sales staff, data inputters, warehousemen and shop floor workers could use their organisation's network to get the information needed to enable them to do their job. The only people who struggled with it were scientists. They could not get their heads round the idea that security was needed.

Unfortunately the information technology business was being taken over by a new breed, those of us who saw computers as a tool to help us do boring number crunching, data filtering and filing tasks were being replaced by nerds who saw computers as gods, intelligent beings that humans should revere and stand in awe of.

What these people had in common with each other, with a lot of the Church of Scienceology science worshiping cult and with politicians was a complete lack of understanding of human nature. Thus when a complete cunt of a scientist came up with a complete cunt of an idea it was embraced enthusiastically.

The idea was that all the data in the world should be opened up to everybody. Science is driven by curiosity, he claimed, and nothing should ever obstruct the curiosity of scientists. Anyone who has ever had a bank or credit card account or done anything they would rather keep from their Dear Old Mum, anyone who earns a wage or has a secret lover they would sooner their partner did not know about, anybody who would rather their colleagues at work did not learn about the weekends spent dressing up as a medieval man at arms and re-enacting battles or whose evenings are spent wearing a cowboy hat and boots while attending a line dancing club; any business that would rather keep its customer database or details of its patents from its rivals will know the importance of privacy.

When it was put to the complete cunt of a scientist by Information Technology professionals that making private information belonging to either companies or individuals was a very bad idea he replied that once all the information in the world was available to everybody online only academics and trusted business people would use it.

There you have the complete failure to understand human nature. Not only are academics the worst back - stabbers, most childish in their cruelty to friends and rivals alike and most selfish and self interested of all human subspecies but also if people can do something they will. And they will pay to be able to do so.

All the warnings did not register however, people were told to put their entire lives online. And then to migrate their most private information from personal computers which have zero security until you have spend a small fortune and even then are less secure than a house with no doors and move it to mobile devices (smartphones, personal organisers, e-readers etc.) There was always a myth among the terminally nerdy that the Linux operating system was more secure than Microsoft Windows. I like Linux (and its big brother Unix) but while Unix computers used in business are secure Linux systems were only judged more secure than PCs because so few people used them it was not worth the hackers while to program the hacks.

Smartphones etc. use a stripped down version of Linux and hundreds of millions of them have been sold. Now it is worth the hacker's while to put in the time on exploiting Linux vulnerabilities.

This obsession of nerds and sciencyheads with the internet led to the stuxnet scare. The worm actually targets a specific microprocessor made by Siemens as you will know if you followed the link in the first paragraph. This microprocessor was built for the sole purpose of controlling certain processes in nuclear installations. It has no operating system as such and therefore no security, zero, zilch. Get into one and you can do as much damage to the world as can be done to an individual by hacking a PC or smartphone and stealing their personal data.

So what kind of person would think of hooking up such devices to a public network and leaving them online and open to everyone in the world when unattended?

Only a complete cunt of course. Or a scientist.

Machines are not smart, you are. If you are reading this you are at least smart enough to use a computer. Do not trust the machines or people who hate their humanity so much they would rather be machines. Think for yourself.


EU Warns Ireland Against Election
The European Union has warned the Irish government that snap elections would be very irresponsible as post-bail-out turmoil continues to rock Ireland's political establishment.

Who the fuck do those unelected bureaucrats think they are.


It's Kicking Off In Korea: Artillery Shells Fired Across Border
North and South Korea fire artillery shells across their tense western sea border, in one of the most serious clashes since the Korean War in the 1950s ...

Oh shit.


Memory Wiping Drug On The Way

from The Baltimore Sun:
Soldiers haunted by scenes of war and victims scarred by violence may wish they could wipe the memories from their minds. Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University say that may someday be possible.

A commercial drug remains far off and its use would be subject to many ethical and practical questions. But scientists have laid a foundation with their discovery that proteins can be ...
Drug To Erase Memory Is On The Way

It has become fashionable for those involved in science at academic level and fir the left wing media to dismiss anybody who questions alleged scientiic advances or expresses the slightest scepticism about "the science being settled" as a right wing nut job.

Stories like this one however justify all sceptics. Everything we are is on our memory and how can these neo - nazi nut jobs be certain their drugs will be smart enough to select only unpleasant memories when we are a long way from understanding how human memory works. OK, scientists would love to reduce humans to unthinking, unfeeling automatons, that is well known. But we must never assist them in their atempt to brainwash us into believing science is omnipotent.

The white coated coneheads seem to be trying to take us closer to the kind of dystopic world depicted in Orwell's 1984 of Huxley's Brave New World all the time. More sceptoicism is what we need, more people prepared to say, "Yes, I can see it is very clever but where's the humanity in it."

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Are Science And Scepticism Left And Right Wing
Tom Chivers writes: Mcolleague Ed West, who I like immensely despite the fact that we disagree on everything, has written a piece about whether scepticism and science are inherently Left- or Right-wing. Perhaps unsurprisingly, he concludes that they are largely the preserve of the Right. Equally unsurprisingly, Im going to disagree. Not because theyre the preserve of the Left.

Even Late Developers Are Entitled To A Good Education
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22 November 2010

Today's News and Comment

UK Offers Loan To Help The Irish Republic In Financial Crisis
from BBC News:
The UK has offered a direct loan to the Irish Republic in addition to contributing to an international rescue, Chanellor George Osborne has said.
Negotiations are continuing over terms but the chancellor told the BBC Ireland was a "friend in need" and it was in Britain's national interest to help. Asked if the UK contribution would be about 7bn, he said "it's around that".
The Irish Prime Minister has confirmed they and the EU have agreed a ...

read full story: UK Offers To Help The Irish Republic In Financial Crisis

more on this topic:
Irish Bail Out Bad For Britain - The Daily TelegraphGovernment faces questions over the decision to put up more than 7 billion of taxpayers' money at least 300 per family to help prevent crisis in the eurozone.

UK To Lend 7billion - The GuardianChancellor confirms UK will help towards international rescue package for Ireland but eurosceptic MPs condemn cost to UK taxpayer

Portugal Will Be Next To Be Brought Down By European Monetary Union
The Portuguese seemed baffled - and pained - that investors should link their country in any way with Greece or Ireland. I am afraid they must come to terms very soon with some unpleasant facts.

How We Avoided Ireland's Nightmare
We all know what has brought Ireland to its knees. An economy growing much too fast on the back of an unsustainable property boom. A government powerless to raise interest rates to calm the economy. Banks lending irresponsibly to borrowers against the crazy value of their properties. But all that and much more would have happened in Britain, too, had our politicians taken us into the euro. And we would be not so much on ...

John De Roe is not available today to give us an expert analysis of this problem but The Daily Stirrer's writers have covered the topic of systemic failure in the global financial system. Below is a large selection of our posts:

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Next Boss Warns On Cotton Price IncreasesAs the boss of a major UK clothing and fashion retailer warns of the likely impact of rising cotton prices on the cost of clothing John De Roe revisits on of The Daily Stirrer's recurring themes throughout the economict crisis, overpopulation.
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The Wisdom Of Urgent Deficit Reduction Reaches ObamavilleIn spite of the latest slapdown of Obama at the G20 summit his supporters in the USA are still yelling for more stimulus spending. China and India are not buyiong US bonds, Obama can't borrow any money to spend. What is difficult to understand about that?
Defending KeynesThe name of a great Englishman, John Maynard Keyes, is being trashed by that jug eared steak of piss and racist hater of all things British Barack Obama in attempts to give the failing Obama administration's loonytoons economics a veneer of sanity. Keynes recommended governments should use publc spending to sustain their economy during periods of recession. He did not say, as Obama's supporters claim he did, that nations already way past the point of bankruptcy should continue with reckless poublic spending projects.
United In AusterityVince Cable on the budget and why the cuts and tax rises were necessary. A quiet but devastating denunciation of Labour's lie that they left the economy in good shape
The Necessity Of Curbing State SpendingWith Labour politicians and supporters still screaming insanely for more public spending incurring more public debt in order to "sustain the recovery" John De Roe spells out the financisal realities
Holy CityA rollicking 'slam' style performance poem about the toxic debt crisis, the meltdown of the finance industry and the irresponsible speculating by investment bankers that led to it.
Chasing BubblesA poem, also set to music and recorded by Brother Bastion about the insane levels of self indulgence seen in the build up to the crisis in the finance industry
Real UnemploymentHow the government massages unemployment figures to disguise how few real jobs there are in the economy
Before The Pubs CloseA sign of how much trouble the Brtish economy is really is can be found in the number of pubs having to close because they are not financially viable
Economy Of The Living DeadWith debt levels preventing public spending on infrastructure projects and interest on public sector debt taking an ever bigger bite out of stae revenue are we heading for a zombie economy
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The Future Is Cancelled
Whom The Gods Would Destroy
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Jobless Economy
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Demonizing Credit Default Swaps Bond Vigilante Bill Gross
Labour Isn't Working
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Politics, Economy


Ed Milliband Plans To Change In Labour
"Profound" changes to the Labour Party on the scale of Tony Blair's New Labour reforms of the mid-1990s have been promised by leader Ed Miliband. In a Guardian newspaper interview, as he returns from two weeks' paternity leave, he warned his party that it faced a "long, hard road" ahead. The party would review its policies and its organisation, including the rules for electing its leaders, he said
read full story : Ed Milliband Promises Profound Change In Labour
More on this story: A commission on Labour's organisation will be launched at ...

Milliband's Plans For Labour - The Guardian
Labour leader reveals plans to review organisation and policies in first full interview since winning leadership contest

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COMMENT AND OPINION FROM AROUND THE WEB How We Avoided Ireland's Nightmare
We all know what has brought Ireland to its knees. An economy growing much too fast on the back of an unsustainable property boom. A government powerless to raise interest rates to calm the economy. Banks lending irresponsibly to borrowers against the crazy value of their properties. But all that and much more would have happened in Britain, too, had our politicians taken us into the euro. And we would be not so much on ...

Eurosceptics Aren't GloatingGeorge Osborne who was once a proud Eurosceptic himself has rounded on the sceptic tendency within his own party. I told you so, he says sulkily, is not an economic policy. Well, no but its a start. It is, in the present crisis, a necessary precondition for any realistic ...

Cuts Might Increase The Deficit
Ha-Joon Chang, author of 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism, talks about the global crash and why we should treat financial products like new drugs ...

Politicized Science versus the anti - Science Right
It is an article of faith among many conservatives that climate change is sham science. Even worse, it is the nexus of a vast conspiracy involving governments, the UN, and climate scientists that is seeking to destroy the industrial economies of the West, create a one world government, and enrich people like Al Gore who have bet a bundle on a reduced carbon emissions future. They believe that either the earth is not warming at all, or that rising temperatures are the result of ...


20 November 2010

Today's News 101120

Afghan Withdrawal by 2014
leaders are meeting the Afghan president, Hamid Karzai, to discuss the alliance's troop withdrawal from his country by the end of 2014. The talks today at the Nato summit in Lisbon are aimed at deciding what sort of long-term military presence the alliance should maintain once responsibility for security is handed over to Afghan forces Despite the withdrawal of troops Nato officials stressed the alliance would maintain a military presence in Afghanistan far beyond the end of the transition ...

Afghanistan Withdrawal By 2014

Nine years in and they still don't get it. What the Afghans want, what they really really want, is to be left to the9ir own devices to sort it out for themselves.

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Tenants May Face Eviction
Tenants May Face Eviction After Two Years
New social housing tenants could be evicted after as little as two years under government plans to be formally announced on Monday. In a move that will anger some Liberal Democrat MPs, coalition moves to put an end to lifetime tenancies will go even further than previously indicated.
Prime Minister David Cameron has already said he wants an end to council tenancies for life and the introduction of fixed-term contracts of "five or 10 years". But, under reforms to be detailed on Monday, councils and housing associations will be able ...

This proposal is not actually as bad as the screaming of the left wing media whould have us believe.

With "right-to-buy" laws in place social housing providers can look at tenants and see who are the basket cases who will always need support, who are the people with a track record of trashing houses and ten demanding to be rehoused and who are the people who are more suited to renting than buying a home.

Nobody has suggested tenants will be thrown out after two years only that they may be.

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Local Counciles Seek Parking Stealth Tax
Councils Seek Parking Fine Rise

from BBC News: Some councils in England and Wales have been lobbying the government for the right to increase the amount they can charge motorists in parking fines, the BBC has learned. The local authorities want to bring their fines in line with London, which has a higher upper limit of 120. Penalties outside the capital currently have an upper limit of 70.
The British Parking Association is also calling for ...

We told you a long time ago when The Daily Stirrer was Little Nicky Machiavelli that the insatiable appetite of the ever expanding state and its many agencies for money would lead to this kind of stealth tax. We are creeping closer to a tax on breathing all the time.


English Standards In Schools To Be Tightened Up

According to proposals released by the government teenagers will lose up to five per cent of marks in GCSE examinations if they fail to display high standards of written English. The rules, which are likely to apply to all subjects, including mathematics and science, follow claims that thousands of children leave school without being able to compose a sentence, spell difficult words or write a coherent letter or email. The move, to be outlined in an education White Paper next week, would reverse a Labour decision seven years ago to scrap rewards for good ... Pupils To Be Penalised For Bad English
Another positive move by the coalition against the hijacking of the education system and young minds by the wailing-and-gnashing-of-teeth Naziism of the left.

No matter what subject they are working in pupils should be capable of expressing themselves competently (not necessarily eloquently but clearly) in comprehensible terms n not in txt spk.


19 November 2010

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18 November 2010

Todays News

Did China Hijack World Internet Traffic

by Ed Butt

from The Daily Telegraph:

China "hijacked" 15 per cent of the world's internet traffic for 18 minutes earlier this year, including highly sensitive email exchanges between senior US government and military figures, a report to the US Congress said. A state-owned Chinese telecommunications firm re-routed around 15 per cent of all web traffic through its own servers during a brief period on April 8.

The incident has raised fears that China may have harvested highly-sensitive information from re-routed emails.

Another theory is that it could be testing a cyberweapon that could disrupt internet traffic

read full story: China Hijacks World Internet Traffic

The Daily Stirrer's Intrrnet Technology expert Ian Thorpe and science and engineering commentator Xavier Connolly have commented many times on the inherent weakness of the internet as a tool for commerce and government business. Unfortunately the public were seduced by the blandishments of webbyheads and techieheads into believing that a business model based on giving away valuable stuiff like information for free and putting priate and sensitive information into the public domain could lead to a new era of prosperity while politicians were easily persuaded by sly suggestions of how much power those who controlled the information could weild.

In fact a few corporations now exercise some sort of control over the internet, a system on which much of the world's business relies and which has zero security and no fallback. Worse, those corporations are run by nerds whose desire for control makes the average Nazi dictator look liberal while their blind faith in the omnipitence and infallibility of technology puts them on a par with religious cultists in terms of critical analysis capabilities.

It is by no means proved that China did hijack the world's internet traffic. That it is even feasible is a big enough concern to prompt us to demand action now.

More on this issue:

Wikileaks: American President Gave Britain's Secrets To Russia To Secure A Deal
China Denies Web Hijack - The Guardian
Swedish Prosecutors Order The Arrest Of Wikileaks Founder - The Guardian


Immigration Cap To Cut Inward Migration by 25%

The number of migrant workers coming to Britain from outside the EU should be cut by between 13 per cent and 25 per cent next year, an official committee recommends.

Professor David Metcalf of the Migration Advisory Committee, the body asked to recommend a level for the Government's proposed immigration cap, said the that between 37,400 and 43,700 visas should be issued in 2011/12.

This would represent a cut of ...

Immigration Cap To Cut Inward Migration by 25%

With unemploymnt staying stubbornly high and our schools and universities being turned into procuctions lines for dumbos, deadlegs ans semi - morons by the dominance of politically correct thinking in the education system we need to starty setting our own house in order before we make any more efforts to absorb all the problems of undeveloped nations.

In the wake of Labour's ludicrous open - door policy and move to try to stem the tide of immigrants is a step in the right direction.

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Ireland Forced To Accept Bailout Worth Tens Of Billions

from The Guardian:
The Irish central bank governor this morning gave the first official confirmation that a rescue package worth "tens of billions" of euros was being prepared to shore up Ireland's embattled banking sector.
Speaking as Ireland prepared to open its books to financial experts from the European Union, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund, Patrick Honohan said he was expecting a "very substantial loan" from the EU and the IMF.

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17 November 2010

Todays News
Ireland's Debt Crisis
Most of the quality papers led on the debt crisis in Ireland today. The UK government has pledged to help the Irish as we should, not in a guilt tripping way but because they are neighbours, we share a language and most of a culture and they mke great music and beer.

Read here how theGuardian sees the crisis

Anther view from the right of the spectrum in the Daily Telegraph.UK Pledges To Help Ireland

The Daily Stirrer's John De Roe has reported many times on the systemic problms in the global finance system. It is hard to justify blaming a small nation like Ireland for its profligacy when the economic giants amng nations and of finance and the multi national corporations forced financial irresponsibility onto governments.

The Currency War
Obama G20 Hopes Hit The Rocks
Ireland's Euro Crisis
A roundup of our Debt Crisis posts
the political shenanighans Politics Economy
and the human cost of the Jobs Crisis

Food Prices Set To Rise
from The Guardian:
Poor harvests put global food reserves under pressure, with African and Asian countries likely to be worst hit. Prices of wheat, maize and many other foods traded internationally have risen by up to 40% in just a few months. The UN today warned that food prices could rise by 10%-20% next year after poor harvests and an expected rundown of global reserves. More than 70 African and Asian countries will be the worst hit, said the Food and Agricultural Organisation in its monthly report.

Food Prices May Rise 20% Slight Fall In UK Unemployment
Unemployment in Britain, measured by the controversial claimant count, fell unexpectedly last month, suggesting that the labour market may be in better shape than feared.

Employment also improved, although this was due to a rise in self-employment and part-time work while the number of full-time employees fell.

The number of people claiming jobless benefits ...

Number of Part Time Workers Hits Record High
Concerns about the economy are making businesses reluctant to take on full-time workers as official figures showed an increase in part-time jobs.

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Obama Runs Out Of Hope Obama's Hopes Of Foreign Policy Triumph Fading Barack Obama's hopes of reshaping US foreign policy stand on the brink of failure tonight, after two of his most cherished initiatives nuclear disarmament and better relations with Moscow were dealt serious setbacks. According to a leaked Nato document ...

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16 November 2010

Today's News 16 November 2010
As Government of Ireland Shows It Is In Denial The Euro Crisis Deepens
Eurozone Debt Crisis
Ireland's minister for European affairs has urged EU finance ministers not to panic over the country's economic problems, insisting there is no need to resort to a bail-out.
Dick Roche said that the markets were "not reacting rationally" to Ireland debt difficulties and insisted that the country's stringent austerity measures were working as planned. He was speaking as Herman Van Rompuy, the EU president, warned that the future of ...

Ireland's Bail Out
Inflation Rises To Four Month High (also Inflation Rises To 3.2%
Pensions Decimated
UK Economy Not Growing
Greek Deficit Much Bigger Than Estimated
Chasing Bubbles

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The Rise Of The Far Right Shocks Europe
Europe's mainstream political parties are engaged in a worsening feud over how to deal with the growing power of extreme rightwing anti-immigrant movements. Amid a backlash against immigration that has shaken Germany, France, the Netherlands, and Sweden in recent months, governments of the centre-right or centre-left appear at a loss to counter the appeal of extremist populists who have moved from the madcap fringes of national politics into ...

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15 November 2010

BHP Drops Bid For Potash of Canada

from BBC News:
Mining giant BHP Billiton has abandoned its takeover bid for fertiliser group Potash Corporation after it was blocked by the Canadian government. BHP said it had been unable to convince the government of the deal's merits despite "unparalleled" pledges on jobs and investment. Canada rejected the offer on 3 November, saying it was not convinced that it was in Canadian interests.
read full story: BHP Drops Bid For Potash of Canada

We should start to appreciate Canadians more perhaps. A few months ago The Daily Stirrer was praising two Canadian sceptics for exposing the fraud of climate science and "anthropogenic global warming" by analysing the mathematical data on which the case was built and exposing how the academic community had manipulated figures and ignored results which did not fit their expectations.

Now, after the media reported how Austrailan minerals giant BHP Billiton were attempting to take over Potash of Canada and so establish a near total monopoly on potash (potassium) resources essential in producing the fertilizers needed for intensive farming. Had the takeove gone ahead BHP Billiton would have ben able to control food supplies and manipulate the commodities markets trading in essential food products such as grain, beans and coffee.

Fortunately ministers of the Canadian government saw the danger in ths and have blocked the move. It is a victory in the war against corporate fascism but the war will go on.

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The Growing Problem Of Rising Food PricesWhile the warmists rant about carbon and the Church of Scienceology Cult rave about climate science. there are threee real and immediate problems facing us that nobody is talking about. These are overpopulation, water shortage and food price inflation. This article deals with food prices, links at the bottom lead to our posts on population and water scarcity.
Don't Call Me A Conspiracy Theoristt has become the habit of the self styled 'progressive left' to shout conspiracy theorist whenever anybody very reasonably suggests they are being duped by the dark forces of corporate fascism, that their favoured brand of collectivism is not in any way liberal but in fact will lead to an oligarchic tyranny similar to the big brother regime depicted in George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty Four and that far from being theoretical, conspiracies are verey real and exercising much more influence on our lives than the unimaginative lefties would ever believe.
United Nations Warns Of A New Food CrisisWith food price inflation causing social problems in poor nations already the United Nations, as always slamming the stable door after the horse has bolted, has warned of an imminent crisis.
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Next Boss Warns On Cotton Price IncreasesAs the boss of a major UK clothing and fashion retailer warns of the likely impact of rising cotton prices on the cost of clothing John De Roe revisits on of The Daily Stirrer's recurring themes throughout the economict crisis, overpopulation.
Vertical FarmingClimate Science is a strange area of human endeavour. Part trainspotting, part trekkie convention goer, it combines an almost autistic obession with collcting details, a very autistic obsession with focusing on a single theme and a fantasists capacity for self deception. The latest loonytoons idea for saving the planet involves turning skyscraper buildings into farms growing food for urban populations. Apart from increasing the cost of food by 1000% and increasing rather than reducing the carbon footprint of food production the idea is so insane noboy could ever take it seriously. Nobody that is except scientists, politicians, academics and the media.
Food Crisis Control Freakery
Fancy eating grey goo, or according to scientists meat grown in a vat. Thius is one of the ideas proposed by science academic to deal with the problm of feeding the world when the population has beemed to nine billion. This number of humans is redicted to be reached by 2050. The simple answer to overpopulation that nobody is talking about is population control. Do we need nine billion people? Do we have the technology to keep population levels manageable? Yes and yes..

Iceberg Alley BluesWe must stop using oil say the politicians and scientists as it becomes more imperative that exploration begins in Iceberg Alley off the Canadian Coast, elsewhere in the Arctic and in other sensitive locations. They are just trying to soften us up for carbon taxes of course. Nobody knows better than politicians that the world runs on oil and that alternative non polluting sources are a long way short of being able to supply energy needs
Calorie Offsetting Humour Everybody has heard of carbon offsetting, the super wheeze that will allow those of us in the civilised world to carry on as we are while the people of developing nations sell us their carbon allowances to keep body and soul together. Well how do you fancy our calorie offsetting scheme that allows you to eat what you like and pay a poor person to get fat for you.
Cimate Change Population ControlThe ice caps melt at an accelerating rate, despite all the hand wringing of "progressive" politicians a global economy built on perpetual growth cannot reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and the scientific quick fixes offered by the academic community get whackier and potentially more catastropic. Is it time to say the unsayable?
Cloned BeefRecent reports that cloned beef will soon be on shelves set us thinking is there any point cloning animals for food. Why go to all the trouble and expence of cloning new animals when the animals themselves have a perfectly good way of making new, non clone animals that has woked for millions of years. If it ain't broke, break it seems to be the driving force behind so much science these days.


Internet Anti Virus Scam

from The Daily Telegraph:
Gangsters are tricking internet users into buying anti-virus protection that is actually malicious software in disguise, security experts have warned.
Investigators fear the hacking gangs are pocketing millions of pounds by infiltrating customers computers and stealing their banking details.
They said criminals pose as legitimate IT companies who cold call victims offering fake security software that can be downloaded for about 30.
The crooks then combine credit card information from the sale with stolen personal information to defraud ...
read full story Internet Anti Virus Scam

Yet another example of why we should not rely on the internet. The inability of those who allegedly regulate the internet to police it against threats like this, which has been around for several years now, should be sufficient warning to anybody thinking of using a net based service to provide a function vital to their business.

Those who believe in the life enhancing qualities of the internet are however nothing if not sheeplike. Only a couple of days ago while looking at the comment thread on a Daily Telegraph article in which a tablet computer virgin was waxing lyrical about the Apple iPad I joined and exchange in which an Apple geek and a Googlegeek were disagreeing about which technology will change the world.

The Apple geek, displaying all the symptoms of religious cult membership that we associate with Apple geeks, declared the iPad will change computing, kill print for the book, magazine and newspaper market and bring about a cultural shift that will end war, poverty and disease (and when we have all acknowledged Steve Jobbies as our saviour all our clothes will fall off and we will ascend to heaven to dwell in eternal bliss - well OK, maybe that is a slight exaggeration but you know how enthusiastic Apple geeks are.)

"No, no!" protested the Google Geek, Google docs and Google cloud will be the transformational technology. We will all give up using our own software and rely on Google for everything, mail, word processing, html authoring, instant messaging and and and - well everything anyone could want (like my broadcast quality video editing suite for example - not everyone either needs or wants on but I wouldn't be without it.).

The Googlehead went on to babble about how much more efficient it would be if everybody used Google for all their business and personal computing and data storage needs. I guess it would be for businesses that do not mind having their product specifications, pricing structure, supplier and customer files, payroll and personnel details and banking records put in the public domain or details of assignations with their secret lover "shared" with all their Google friends. When I replied to this effect it incurred the ire of both Applegeek and Googlegeek.

Predicatably one defined himself as "a scientist" and said that I do not understand science. Quite what that has do do with my not wanting to let Google, a company whose business model is built on the principle of stealing businesses / individual's private data and selling it is perhaps something only a "scientist" (aka dickhead) could understand but I do not want Google anywhere my stuff which is why I keep it offline.

The other cupid stunt geek then chimed in. Did I think that copies of my e-mails were kept on the service provider's servers? (Yes, but my e-mails are on little consequence) Did I think my PC was totally safe from hackers (Yes it is, I'm a former IT pro and too savvy to leave the PCs in my network on line when nobody is using them) or that my data was safe in the event of a hard drive failure? (Has he never heard of backing up, my important stuff is easily recoverable.)

It was a strange experience because I had not mentioned most of the things these geeks were banging on and accousing me of being paranoid about. What I had cited as an example of why we should not rely on providers of free services to support business or personal data processing requirements was the case of streamload.com.

You will only get a 404 if you try to connect to Streamload now, they set up about five years ago offering stupendous amounts of storage for free to businesses and private users alike. There were pay-to-use services too but twenty five gigabytes storage is plenty for all but the biggest operation. Plenty of people signed up for a free account, just enter a user name and password, no need to prove who you are or supply credit references, no silly, pointless contracts. Away people went, loading their data to streamload, linking to it and relying on it.

There was one thing the ubergeeks at streamload had not thought through, a thing more essential that great ideas, technical wizardry and a "progressive" laid back attitude to life. They did not have a revenue stream. The people behind the venture had believed in the ideas of the illusion dwelling and delusion dwelling stoners and acidheads who promoted the idea that the way forward for a global economy based on perpetual growth was to all get rich by giving everything away free. As business plans go it is not up there with the Wal Mart "pile it high, sell it cheap" model nor even with Senor Ponzi's "promise the earth, then sell them another promise" method.

Streamload diappeared overnight. The web addresses ceased to exist, the servers (which were probably only virtual servers anyway, were reassigned to other users and people who had relied on the sevice lost all their stored data. They had no legal redress of course, no contract existed, the company had never set out in its terms and conditions what would happen to users data in the event of bankruptcy. And no contracts had ever been signed or even clicked to guarantee a service.

What I was trying to point out is that people who rely on Google or Yahoo or Microsoft to provide a free service are putting themselves in a vulnerable position. There is nothing to stop providers of uncontracted services from simply withdrawing from the market.

If we are all to rely on the internet to the extent service providers encourage we should make ourselves familiar with how the net works, what various terms mean and who we can trust (as in real life, nobody, especially those who seem eager to give you a valuable service for nothing.) And we all need to know the most effective was to protect our data and machines so we will understand that the threat from malware and viruses is greatly overstated. Usually the people talking up the threats have a simplke agenda, to sell you expensive software you do not really need.

Really we should be afraid, be very afraid of the blind faith in technology that seems to be spreading among the younger generation of technology professionals. They reckon they are experts but only the very gullible would have such faith in dumb, insensate machines. The very kind of cupid stunts who would fall for a cold callers spiel about virus threats and the need to buy a new security package nobody has ever heard of and install it at once.

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Cotton Price Inflation

from: The Guardian
Cotton farmers in west Africa are losing out on vital income because of subsidies paid to rival growers in the EU, US, China and India, the Fairtrade Foundation says.
The continuing struggle of cotton growers in the poorest region of the world is highlighted today by a report which reveals the many billions of dollars paid to rival farmers in the biggest economies since international talks began to make trade more fair.
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13 November 2010

Today's News
obama-china-g20 Obama Takes A Swipe At China US president Barack Obama took a swipe at China's currency policy after G20 leaders failed to resolve tensions running high over global trade imbalances.

The summit in South Korea ended as it began, the row over gaps and surpluses which sees China accused of keeping the yuan artificially low to boost its exports at the expense of American and European jobs dominated discussions .

"It (the yuan) is undervalued and China spends enormous amounts of money intervening in the market to keep it undervalued," Mr Obama said, adding:

No nation should assume that their path to prosperity is paved simply with exports to the US."

However Beijing is furious that the United States Federal Exchange recently to launch a further round of quantitative easing, pumping an further $600bn (370bn) into the US economy in addition to the $720 billion already flooding the markets. China and other trade competitors of the U.S. view this as an attempt to weaken the dollar. The Obama administration has ben trying to drive down the value of the dollar for some time but because the it is the world's reserve currency, the money international trades are conducted in, other trading nations such as China, India, Japan and the Arab oil states are reluctant to see the value of their holdings fall and are forcing their own currencies down against commodities in line with the devaluation of the $US.

This has seen the price of gold rocket to a ridiculous $1,400 an ounce in international markets while essential food and mineral commodities have also experienced rapid rises.

International support for Mr Obama's attempts to get tough on China was muted. The world knows if Obama is hellbent on a currency war with China and its allies he cannot possibly win they must stand well back or risk their own economies and trading relationships being damaged by the repercussions.

The final G20 communique thrashed out in negotiations saw leaders agree various measures towards economic stability, including a commitment towards market-determined exchange rate systems.

But a pledge to refrain from "competitive undervaluation" not allowing a currency to rise as China is accused of was replaced with "competitive devaluation".

This subtle difference was interpreted as being less pejorative about China's chosen course. Commitments to guidelines to rebalancing trade between nations fell far short of US hopes for 4pc limits on surpluses and deficits, due to resistance from China and other big exporters.

The UK's Prime Minister David Cameron said there was never going to be a quick or easy solution to the problem and adopted a more conciliatory tone towards China than President Obama had.

The American President's delusional belief that he was elected President Of The World is now the main obstacle to making any meaningful progress towards workable trade agreements. Obama, a man of very ordinary intellect and a quite extraordinary set of complexes and neuroses, has spent his adult life surrounded by guilt tripping politically correct Americans who, because of the colour of his skin and their own desperate desire to be seen as non racist, have lauded his every banal utterance, praised his faults and massaged the ego that causes him to think he is the only human being who ever understood anything about anything.

Thus when he pontificates to Chinese, South East Asian, Indian, Arab and European leaders he fully anticipates they will agree with him on all points. As long as he persists in this attitude, that is as long as he remains President he will continue to piss off the people he needs to establish a mutual understanding and working relationship with him.

And so long as the mainstream media persists in their sycophantic, politically correct fawning on this weak, ineffectual man because they are afraid to publicly criticise any member of the dark skinned races the flow of power from west to east will continue in a torrent.

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The Liberal Democrats were drawing up plans to abandon Nick Clegg's flagship policy to scrap university tuition fees two months before the general election, secret party documents reveal. As the Lib Dem leader faces a growing revolt after this week's violent protest against fee rises, internal documents show the party was drawing up proposals for coalition negotiations which contrasted sharply with

read full storyLib Dems Planned To Drop Tuition Fees Pledge

The amount of rage being hurled at Nick Clegg and other Liberal Democrat ministers in the coalition government by labour-lefie-loonies and by their own party members is as amusing as it is irrational. The first thing we should note is that none of us at The Daily Stirrer (and we've all been round the block a few times) can recall Labour members ever being so vitriolic towards their own party in government when the wishful thinking of campaign promises has to give way to the harsh realities of government.

The left has a long tradition of hypocrisy of course, look how they rant and rave about abolishing private education and yet how many among the Labour elite send their children to private schools or, every bit as bad, to faith schools in expensive suburbs where the catchment area ensures a large majority of pupils will be from affluent middle class homes, the offspring of professional couples.

The angst of Liberal Democrats, while amusing to behold is worrying for people who wish the coalition government well and are hoping they survive long enough to really stop the tide of politically correct lunacy set in spate during thirteen years of Labour rule. After ninety years of dreaming of power, the Lib Dems, finally having put a fingertip on the levers of government are finding responsibility not to their taste.

When I was an active member of the Liberal Party on of the greatest frustrations for those of us who believed a common sense, non ideological approach to the everyday problems facing voters could really help achieve "the greatest good of the greatest number" was that faction of the party we referred to as the raffia mafia. These sandal wearing, tree hugging, lentil munching wierdies were far more concerned with being seen to be "nice" and "caring" that with facing up to reality, deciding what needed to be done and setting about doing it. Their utopian dreams marginalised the whole party.

It seems too many Lib Dems are still living in that bubble of unreality, to eager to show how much they care about education and the plight of poor students to face up to the reality that Labour's rapid expansion of the higher education system was too great a burden for the education budget to bear. The aim was to have 50% of school leavers going to University. This is a totally unrealistic target. The country does not need and cannot find suitable jobs for so many graduates.

We have to get a sense of reality about this. Yes, the state should fund Uinversity tuition and provide support for students whose parents cannot subsidise them through three years of higher education. Having said that we must set a limit on the numbers we support through higher education so that the financial burden on the taxpayer does not become unsustainable.

It might seem harsh to some but let's remember, Utopia is a fiction.

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12 November 2010

Today's News
Papering Over The G20 Cracks Will Not Avert A Currency War.
from BBC News:
Leaders of the G20 group of major economies, including Barack Obama and the UK's David Cameron have agreed to avoid "competitive devaluation" of currencies after a second day of difficult talks in the South Korean capital, Seoul.

Leaders agreed to come up with "indicative guidelines" to tackle trade imbalances affecting world growth.Tensions had been high between some delegations over how to correct distortions in currency and trade.

But the agreement fell short of a US push to ...

read full story at BBC News:G20 To Adress Currency Wars
another perspective at The Guardian:Papering Over The Currency War Crack In The G20

John de Roe Comments for The Daily Stirrer.
The G20 leaders can pass all the resolutions they like and issue joint statements ''til the cows come home, the fact is we have a currency war and until the United States, owner of the world's reserve currency, the US Dollar stops trying to reduce its debt by devaluing the currency the world trades in and starts to work on getting its deficit under control the currency war will go on. The American economy has since the 1970s been both beneficiary and victim of the fact that the dollar is the world's reserve currency. Whatever nations buy from across national borders they must pay for in dollars and whatever they bring to the world market to trade they want to be paid in dollars for. So it does not really matter how big the US deficit on oil, steel, food crops and coffee may be because what Uncle Sam is really selling in the world market is the dollar. This means the Federal Reserve Bank can print dollars to buy whatever the consumers demand.

The situation had persisted since the British economy crashed and burned after World War 2. The pound is still a trading currency but mostly within the British Commonwealth. In the world market a wodge of British wonga no longer begs the question "how much of our stuff would you like, sir?" but "how many dollars will that monopoly money buy us, schmuck?" No matter, we own enough of America to ensure we have a ready supply of dollars flowing in through our holdings in the Caymans, Bermuda, The Channel Islands, The Isle of Man etc. World trade is truly a wonderful thing when a nation does not have to trade in food or manufactured goods using money as the token of exchange but can survive simply by trading in money. London is the largest world centre of currency trading and without that business Britain would have become a basket case nation a couple of decades ago

The happy situation for the United States of dollar supremacy looked set to continue but for the push towards European integration and the resurgence of Arab nationalism. So long as the dollar remained supreme the United States could continue to run up massive debts to support a lifestyle unparalleled anywhere in the world. As long as the world needed dollars Washington could pay the interest on its debts.
After the fall of the Soviet Union certain economists and political philosophers (mostly in France and Germany) decided that to have only one superpower would be bad for the world community. Another trading bloc was needed and the European Union could easily be adapted to fill the void.

It is easy to follow the reasoning, around 70% of the world's currency reserves are held in dollars which of course means that essential commodities, particularly oil, are valued in dollars. While the U.S.A. controls the money supply in effect it gets imports for free. As a bonus most of the dollars that other nations have worked hard to earn have to be invested back in the U.S. economy. It is so smart we should be surprised the Mafia did not think of it first.

At the time this was going on the European Union's collective economy suffered from none of the systemic weaknesses of the American economy. Only the smaller nations of Europe, Greece, Portugal, Ireland, were burdened with the same pro rata levels of debt as America and the stronger nations could easily absorb the problems This being so, the Euro was the only serious competitor to the Dollar as a world currency. There we have one of the true, but unmentionable, reasons why The White House was so anxious to bring about regime change in Iraq, promote the growth of China and other emerging nations and create new markets to trade in the commodities it was thought would farm the basis of the future economy as resources of oil and other basic raw materials ran out. The lesson has not been lost on people who are not friends of America however. Control the money supply and they could control everything

The oil nations of the Middle East do more trade and have better political relationships with Europe than the U.S., the EU imports more oil and the European economies are cashflow based rather than debt based and so are more sustainable in adverse trading conditions. There have already been rumblings from within OPEC (the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries) that a switch from dollars to euros for pricing oil could be a serious option. Should Europe's two main oil producers, Britain and Norway adopt the euro it could well be the tipping point at which a switch by OPEC becomes not possible but inevitable. On top of that there is another risk. Western News Media portray Al Qaeda as an organisation intent upon destroying western civilisation but this is a dangerous over estimation of terrorist ambitions. There are surely terrorist cells around the world who meet in gloomy basements and mutter darkly through beards of mass destruction about the downfall of the decadent west and the triumph of Islam but Osama bin Laden is certainly neither mad nor stupid. He knows well the American collective psychology, the siege mentality that sees enemies (and Satan) lurking behind every rock and tree along the borders. America will be destroyed by fear and panic rather than enemy action.

A shift to a more inward looking stance on foreign policy as the Obama adminitration's domestic problems grow and the obsession with "minority rights" issues in Obie's natural constituency, the politically correct left obstructs any attempt to do what needs to be done could well open the way for a Bin Laden inspired coup in Saudi Arabia, overthrowing the House of Saud and replacing it with an Islamic fundamentalist regime. And with the fundamentalists in Iran and Saudi Arabia pulling the strings in the world's main oil producing area you can bet the exodus from the dollar would be rapid and total.

The American currency is already weak in world markets, the past twelve months have seen first a decline against other major currencies and more importantly against essential commodities and gold. The situation is so far out of America's control that with either a weak or a strong dollar they now must be the losers. The weak dollar mean imports, particularly oil, get more expensive and Americans regard the right to cheap gasoline as right up alongside the right to free speech and the right to have bed dress sense. A strong dollar means America's exports get dearer and a country already up to its neck in debt cannot afford a drop in its income from exports. Driving the dollar down in currency markets as the Obama administration have been trying to do, if successful merely buys breathing space at the expense of destroying the value of savings, pension funds and the buying power of wages. The effect of a lower dollar exchange rate may be felt for six months to a year as contracts made for goods before the devaluation hold prices down. After a certain time though those contracts expire and new ones are negotiated at the new exchange rate. Try to keep devaluing, as the Federal Exchange has and trading partners start to demand settlement in other currencies, commodities or gold. All this is great for the evil bankers but terrible for ordinary people. The final factor in the slow motion train wreck that is happening to American is the domestic economy is very much consumer led. A few hikes in the price of gasoline will cause panic to set in and people will stop spending. Tax revenues will drop even further, bigger borrowing will be required to cover the public sector deficit and America will have to pay more interest on its borrowings. Rating Agencies have already, last week, downgraded America's credit rating. This can only lead to inflation in parallel with which The White House will have to increase taxes. And then the trouble starts.

Central banks have started to shift reserves into more stable currencies and create a snowball effect. With demand for its main trading commodity diminishing the US economy faces possible collapse and America's position as the world's strongest nation looks precarious. Europe may constitute a significant threat to America's domination in trade but whereas the Soviet Union was a military superpower but an economic island, Europe and the U.S.A. are allies militarily but economic competitors that, under the unwritten rules of free market economics, would have go head to head in a trade war like two bull elephants. Meanwhile China and India look ever more ready to step up to the mark as the world's economic superpowers. Free market economics compels all participants to compete for a bigger share of the cake at a time when America is more vulnerable than it has been in well over a century.

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Energy Bills To Rise This Winter
Households will see their gas and electricity bills climb by an average of 7 per cent from December 10 according to news reports. Though Brith Gas, followed by other suppliers, reduced bills by 8% last year that was only a fraction of the average 42% increase in the wake of 2008's financial crisis.

The increase will add an additional 1.50 on a typical weekly dual fuel bill, which equates to 78 a year.

As currency continues to devalue on the international markets and the nations sitting on vast oil and gas reserves sense the west's powerlessness to do anything about price hikes we can expect more increases. Stick up on warn clothes.

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11 November 2010

Today's News November 11, 2010

Why Can't British Workers Compete With Immigrants For Jobs?
by Xavier Connolly

from The Daily Telegraph
The main controversy in today's news stories is the response of Work amd Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith to the citicisms made by the Archbishop of Canterbury about the government's handling of the long term unemployment problem.

The Daily Telegraph put it like this:

Iain Duncan Smith, the Work and Pensions Secretary, said it was a "sin" that British workers are not capable of competing for jobs with foreigners.
As the Government unveiled the biggest reform of the welfare system in 60 years, Mr Duncan Smith said immigrants had taken 70 per cent of the four million-plus new jobs created in the last 14 years because British workers "weren't capable or able" to take them.
His language answers criticism from the Archbishop of Canterbury that ...
read full storyWhy Can't British Workers Compete With Immigrants
The BBC also led on the story:
: BBC News - New Benefit System Being Unveiled

The situation is an indictment of the failure of politically correct thinking by left wingers in the civil service, local government and education over the past fifty years. The 1945 - 51 Labour government (before my time but I've read history books) made some very important and necessary changes to British society that really transformed the way way people lived and the way they regarded themselves. Unfortunately, like the Liberal governments of Asquith and Lloyd George before them, like the Chartists of the early nineteenth century, like all great reforming movements once they had achieved their main aim (universal health care, the welfare system and the dismantling of the class system in Labour's case) they were effectively obsolete.

New generations of Labour leaders were not content to settle into the role of being part of the political establishment however, they too wanted to go down in history as having successfully brought about major social reforms.

Driven by the left British society moved towards a one-size-fits-all education system, campaigned for equalities for people who were not actually unequal and pushed for the disastrous policy of multiculturalism which has sliced open the belly of British culture and drawn out its guts all in the name of pandering to minorities.

In the employment market The Labour Party and the trade union movement between them replaced the work ethic with a sense of entitlement. "Nobody," went the message "should ever have to do anything they do not want to do, the world owes you a living." It is true to say this was exacerbated by Margaret Thatcher's war on British industry and reforms to the tax system which made it virtually impossible for a family to live comfortably on a single wage.

All the time, from the 1950 through the 1990 to within the last decade the jobs British workers did not want to do, jobs the products of our education system deemed beneath their dignity were being taken by incomers, first from the Caribbean, then from India and Pakistan the Bangla Desh and Africa then Eastern Europe, people who understood what a great privilege it is to live in a society like Britain (or Germany, France, Holland and Italy because we should not pretend our problems are unique. These incomers did not feel they were entitled to a Ford Cortina or a colour television, an iPhone or a foreign holiday. They were happy to have a solid roof over their head, enough to eat, clean water to drink and the opportunity for their children to achieve better lives. We have become accustomed to taking for granted. In short we don't know how well off we are.

One thing we have lost but immigrants still have is the ability to gain their self esteem from the knowledge they have bequeathed to the next generation a chance to do better. Having lost that too many of us in the west can only measure ourselves by our material wealth and the things we possess.

And that, in a nutshell, is why British workers cannot compete with foreigners in the hunt for jobs.

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The Government Is Not Introducing WorkfareThe Governments long awaited white paper on welfare reform is going to be launched tomorrow morning. As well as plans to simplify the benefits system, there is some speculation that the government may require long term unemployed people go on four-week compulsory work experience projects. The Archbishop of Canterbury sparked a row about that over the weekend suggesting,

David Cameron Waqrns Against Protectionism
World leaders must resolve the trade imbalances that are destabilising the global economy or risk a repeat of the Great Depression, David Cameron warned today.
Speaking at the start of the G20 Summit in Seoul, the prime minister said the real test for the summit would be its ability sort out the big battle between the indebted west and the surplus economies of ...

David Cameron Waqrns Against Protectionism
Bank Of England Chief Tells G20 To Get Its Act Together - The Independent.

We've said it all before on this:

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10 November 2010

Today's News and Comment 10 November 2010
Higher Tuition Fees Will Keep Costs Down Says Cameron by Xavier Connolly

From The Daily Telegraph
A surprise remark from David Cameron is likely to anger parents who are being forced to find thousands more to fund their children's higher education. The Prime Minister was quizzed on a trip to a university in Beijing about last week's Coalition proposal to raise tuition fees by up to 9,000 a year. A student asked Mr Cameron if he believed the move would restrict the opportunities for Chinese youngsters to gain places on university courses in Britain.

read full storyTuition Fees Will Keep Costs Down Says Cameron
another p.o.v Students Protest Against Tuition Fee Rise - The Guardian

It's hard to see quite what The Prime Minister is driving at here, how can higher fees possibly keep costs down when tuition fees are responsible for the bulk of the debt incurred by students?

Mr. Cameron could of course mean that the prospect of having to pay higher tuition fees and thus leaving University with an even greater burden of debt that students in recent years have been accustomed to will discourage students from taking up University places.

If this kills off some of the courses in bogus arts and pseudo science, examples including "Feminism In Film" and "Evolutionary Psychology" or degree courses in vocational subjects such as our favourite "Waste Management with Modern Dance," it could be positive. If it encourages students to stay at home and take up degree courses on offer in local colleges or to seek out two year courses and opt for serious study instead of partying at the taxpayers expense it could be positive.

And if it reduces the number of students leaving University with degrees in media studies, journalism, fashion design and sociology when there are never going to be enough jobs in those fields to employ them all it could be positive.

If, as I suspect, it is just another example of the spinmeister's art, a catchy phrase created to convince voters the coalition are on the case when in fact they are as clueless as their Labour predecessors about how to tackle the problems the nation faces then Mr. Cameron had better start thinking about where he is going to live when the coalition falls apart and he is ejected from Downing Street. Because it might be sooner than he expects.

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More Graduates, Less Graduate JobsAll the while Labour were in power they kept muttering about the knowledge economy as if simply having attained a University degree was a marketable asset. In reality were were spending fortunes on educating people to be call centre clerks, shelf fillers and burger flippers. Now the coalition must find a way to deal with the problem of having too many graducates in areas that offer no jobs.
No Child Left Behind - Just 800 millionEverybody has been feeling the pinch this past couple of years so just think how well off we would all be if this government stopped wasting our money! Each party is suggesting the other will bring in the more savage cuts to public spending. But they don't have to cut any necessary spending at all, just stop wasting the money we bung into the kitty via our tax on stupid schemes thought up by The Politically Correct Thought Police...
Education OversoldWe have been told for years that higher education leading to a university degree is the surefire route to career success and personal fulfillment after graduation. As resentment grows because with graduate unemployment on the rise the burden of student debt is crippling young people for many years we ask has university education been oversold for the sake of political expediency?

Chinese Credit Agency Downgrades U.S. Bonds
by John de Roe

One of Chinas leading credit rating agencies has downgraded United States of America government debt in response to what it sees as deliberate devaluation of the dollar by quantitative easing and other means. If China, now the second biggest economy in the world, stops buying US government bonds this could have a very negative effect on

read full story
Chinese Credit Agency Downgrades U.S. Bonds
More on finance from BBC News
Banks Say Inflation To Remain High - BBC News

It's another case of We Told You So. The Daily Stirrer has been warning of the dangers of quantitative easing since we started this website.

If, as the Daily Telegraph story warns and as now seems likely, China now stops buying United States Treasury bonds the Obama administration that in spite of the crushing defeat suffered by the Democrats in last week's mid - term elections shows no sign of deviating from its chosen course of running up insane deficits in an attempt to change the collective psyche of America are going to find it much harder to fund their burgeoning monthly deficits.

Not only will they find it harder to raise money in the markets, the interest due on those debts they take on will rise too. Already unable to meet the costs incurred in the day to day running of the nation, the growing public sector wage bill and the rising cost of unemployment and welfare benefits as unemployment continues to rise they will have to borrow more money. And when they do that interest rates will rise further and more quickly. All this must be paid for out of falling tax revenues or by borrowed money. Thus the Greek style spiral of debt begins to drag the nation down into financial basket case status.

The President is not apparently concerned by this. He is much more eager to further piss off the government by criticising their record on Human Rights. It seems a strange priority when the leaders of China are in the ideal position to hold a gun to his head.

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Cervical Cancer Jab To Replace Smear Tests
by Ed Butt

Girls who have the cervical cancer jab may only need screening twice in their lifetime, an expert said today.

Cervical cancer should become a "rare disease" thanks to the introduction of the vaccine, said Professor Peter Sasieni, from Queen Mary, University of London. Prof Sasieni suggests the current smear test programme, which sees women invited for screening every three to five years, could be replaced with ...
read full storyCervical Cancer Jab To Replace Smear Tests.

This is another lie told in the campaign to brainwash us into believing big pharma can create a vaccine for everything.

There are a few things to remember about the HPV vaccine before you get carried away by the hype. As far as we know there are no serious side effects but then neither is it very effective. The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) which the vaccine protects against is not the sole cause of cervical cancer. Reliable figures are hard to obtain because the medical establishment are more secretive than the climate science community about the data on which they base their claims but it is estimated that as many as 50% of cervical cancers are due to other causes.

The vaccine does not offer lifetime protection, it wears off in about ten years according to independent researchers whose work is not widely publicised (surprise!). This means that as the vaccine is given to pubescent girls it is wearing off by the time they are likely to be at their most sexually active.

The vaccine is very expensive and yet its supporters are not only pushing for legislation to make it compulsory for girls to be vaccinated but also for boys to receive the vaccine as well. How, you might well ask, do they justify vaccinating boys, who do not have a cervix, against cancer of the cervix?

Their case is that boys might be carriers of the virus and infect unvaccinated girls. When sceptics (rational thinkers) challenge this particular piece of illogic, pointing out that if all girls are vaccinated by law there will be no chance of male carriers infecting them the vaccine fascists are ready with their answer. What about women from undeveloped nations where vaccination is not automatic, they wail.

What about them? Why do we not ban all cars from the road in case an Amazonian native on a visit to the west walks in front of one, not being aware of the danger. Why don't we shut down the grids and cut off electricity supplies lest a retard sticks a metal pin in the socket and gets electrocuted. Why don't we erect a giant roof over the world to stop the occasional (once every few million years) rogue asteroid hitting a populated area?

See where these people are headed, these politically correct thinkers who would spend the entire GDP of the developed world on making sure nobody is ever at risk from anything and nobody is ever endangered by anything? They would destroy civilisation for the sake of salving their guilty consciences. And what do they feel guilty about? Being Westerners, that's what. The Daily Stirrer says don't vaccinate such people against anything, they all tend to be militant atheists and voluble supporters of evolution. Deny them medicines and treatment on the grounds that such things mess up the process of natural selection.

Obama Salutes Indonesia As A Deomcratic Example To The World Obama Hails Indonesia As A Deomcratic Example To The World
by Ian R Thorpe

Barack Obama, the great communicator who would reach out to the world and heal its wounds is a bit of a numbskull when it comes to international affairs it turns out.

Barack Obama has hailed Indonesia as an example to the world of how developing countries can embrace democracy. We examine the democratic, social, religious and human rights credentials of the world's most populous Muslim state ...

Well he would say that wouldn't he, being the great uniter, the man of peace reaching out to the Islamic world to reconcile them to the evil west. Pity he did not see fiot to make mention of that democratic, liberal, multiculturalist, inclusive, human rights loving Islamic government in Indonesia is waging a genocidal war against Christians on the remote island of East Timor.
read more on the conflict in East Timor here
and HERE
and HERE

There is little to be found in western mainstream media on this conflict in which about 30% (estimated) of the island's population have died at the hands of Barry's new best friends, the liberal, democratic and politically correct government of Indonesia.

Good work Barry, keep it it. My Pakistani and Bangladeshi Muslim friends here in East Lancashire are all absolutely convinced you are one of them, a Muzza. A few more pronouncements as careless as this and even your supporters, the "liberals" of America's east and west coasts will start to have doubts too,

Firuza Let Your Hair Fall Free


9 Novenber 2010

Cameron Told To Bollock The Chinese About Human Rights
by Ed Butt
Leading Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei has risked arrest by delivering a public call to David Cameron to challenge his country's leadership on their human rights record.

Mr Weiwei, who was released on Sunday from a two-day house arrest, said he feared he would be silenced again by the authorities for saying that Mr Cameron will commit a crime if he fails to speak out against human rights abuses.

read full storyCameron Told To Bollock The Chinese About Human Rights

As a result of news reports on this story the radio call - in shoes were buzzing today with the 'rights' lefties demanding David Cameron cut off Britain's business relationships with the Chinese in retaliation for their abysmal human rights record.

Right so. But where the fuck would we get our underwear and shirts and microwave ovens and MP3 players from?

The lefties who are always wailing and gnashing their teeth about the way foreign countries manage their societies never seen able to understand what the Chinese or Russians, Tanzanians, Iranians or any other nation does within its own borders is the business of that nation's people. We may not like the way they carry on. In most cases they do not some of the things that happen in our society. If nations start trying to meddle in the internal affairs of other nations however that road can only lead to war.

The west is heavily involved in military action in Afghanistan, is just now disengaging from Iraq, has the Israeli / Palestinian conflict simmering on a back burner, ready to boil over into full scale regional war at the least provocation and is sitting on the permanent powder keg that is Africa.

And still the human rights whiners cannot get their heads round the first principle of international relation; DON'T FUCK WITH THE CHINESE.

Obama Goes Home To Indonesia
by Ian R. Thorpe
US President Barack Obama made a much-delayed homecoming of sorts to Indonesia on Tuesday, seeking to engage Muslims and cement strategic relations on the second leg of his Asia tour.
read full storyObama Goes Home To Indonesia

Goes home to Indonesia? Really? And we were told by so many people he was a natural born nephew of his Uncle Sam citizen of the United States of America.

Even worse was to befall him in connection with his true nationality however. With doubts about his eligibility to serve as United States President surfacing again in the wake of his party's rout in the mid term elections he was, while preparing to give a speech to Indian businessmen introduced by a former Kenyan Asian who was chairing the event as "a fellow Kenyan."

While most of the publicity surrounding Obama's eligibility has centered on whether he was actually born in the U.S. sate of Hawaii several law suits progressing through the labyrinthine American legal system make clear the issue is that according to Obama's own account his father was a Kenyan national (actually a British colonial citizen at the time of the President's birth) and was never even legally a resident of the USA let alone a naturalised citizen.

This would make Obama a dual citizen at birth if he was in fact born in Hawaii, a fact which is acknowledged in his semi - fictional autobiography Dreams From My Father.

Other accusations centre on the time during Obama's childhood when he lived with his mother and her Indonesian husband Lolo Soetoro in Jakarta. It is claimed Soetoro adopted the boy (a necessary step for him to attend an Indonesian state school as documentary evidence proves he did), making him an Indonesian citizen in the process. If Obama has never been renaturalised and no evidence has been found to suggest he has, this also would render him inelegible to serve as President Of The United States.

As my god friend Jeff Schreiber, a U.S. Lawyer warned in 2008 America would have a constitutional crisis on its hands if Obama was elected. They certainly have one of those now and its a humdinger.

Obama's refusal to show his long form birth certificate or other documents that might be relevant to his nationality give grounds for suspicion that there is some substance in the allegations made against him. It could of course simply be that his father is not the fabled Kenyan goat boy Barack Hussein Obama Snr. but an American citizen. This would settle questions of eligibility in Obama's favour but would expose him as a liar and a fantasist who spun this exotioc backstory for electoral gain.

We eagerly await further developments.

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Children Who Have Not Had MMR Jab Should Be Banned From School
by SXavier Connolly
Children who haven't had the MMR jab should be banned from schools, according to Dr Sohail Bhatti, a director of one of the largest health trusts in has said. Oh well, we suppose bureaucratic bullying is the only way to improve uptake of the MMR vaccine which is hitting new lows we hear since the first damages award made in a British court for brain damage incurred as a result of receiving the MMR vaccine. MMR court victory for family.

read full story from The Daily Mail
Children Who Have Not Had MMR Jab Should Be Banned From School Says Doctor

The ploy used by the government and the pharmaceutical industry to sell MMR in the face of doubts is to direct all attention onto the case of discredited Dr. Andrew Wakefield. That is a typical government / corporate diversion. Over the years many parents have stepped forward to affirm that their children had developed serious symptoms comparable to autism shortly after receiving the MMR vaccine and had suffered permanent or long term harm.

It is customary for medical bodies such as the General Medical Council and for respected (but on this issue not necessarily respectable) publications like The Lancet, The Times and The Guardian to dismiss these as coincidence. When a think keeps happening in the course of a pattern of events however it is reasonable to suspect it is perhaps not coincidence.

The official line is predictably that only religious cranks and right wing nut cases harbour doubts about the MMR vaccine. This is not true. There is a significant body of medical opinion which holds that MMR and other multiple vaccines are still in use because of a massive cover up. These people are careful not to express their views too openly because they know that as was the case with Dr. Wakefield, to challenge the official line on this vaccine is to court professional ruin.

One of the reasons we do not take comments on this site is we have experience of web scrubbing campaigns like the one set up to protect MMR by throwing doubt on the sanity of those who question it (hint: the people who write The Daily Stirrer are not right wing neither are we religious) This again is a diversionary tactic so we like people to read our posts and make up their own minds.

Now nobody has ever tried to suggest that ham will come to any child who receives the MMR jab. In all but a very small minority of cases the children are perfectly safe. What gave us grounds to suspect some kind of cover up is exactly the type of official bullying we showed in the lead to this story.

Why this pressure to force MMR on worried parents? Before the introduction of the triple jab and the trickle of cases of the onset of brain damage occurring shortly after the vaccine was administered (a trickle that prompted Dr. Wakefield's misguided research project) there was over 90% take up of the measles vaccine. According to the latest statistics I read the take up of MMR is around 60% and falling. So why did the last government, if they were so concerned about the possibly very serious consequences of measles, not give parents the right to request their children receive the vaccines singly.

Ask that question and you will usually be told you do not understand science. Which is yet another diversionary tactic aimed at making questioners feel stupid and inadequate. WTF has understanding science to do with wanting a single vaccine for your child. It's a perfectly simple question, why can people who are prepared to pay a fair charge not have their children vaccinated singly?


8 November 2010
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7 November 2010

November 7, 2010. Todays News Workshy Will Be Made To Work For Benefits
People who do not try hard enough to find a job will be forced to work for free or lose their benefits, the Government will announce this week. In the most radical clampdown on the work-shy yet, Iain Duncan Smith will announce that the unemployed will be found compulsory 30 hour-a-week work placements and if they fail to turn up they will lose their Jobseekers' Allowance for at least three months.

This would be a better idea if anybody had a clue about how to create jobs for the unemployed to fill.

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Dozens of MPs are threatening to vote against the Coalition on Europe this week, as David Cameron unveils new laws ensuring that any future transfer of power to Brussels is subject to a referendum.
The Prime Minister will attempt to reassert his eurosceptic credentials by launching an EU Bill promising MPs and the British people their say on any proposed transfer of sovereignty to the European Union. But the move was condemned last night as a "cosmetic gesture" by ...

The writing has been on the wall long enough. The Bureaucrats of Brussels intend to create a single European state and rule it as a Burteaucratic oligarchy. We must demand that the coalition government make a stand now, Nick Clegg must whip his mealy-mouthed bleaters into line or tell them to fuck off and join the one - worlders of Labour's wannabe authoritarian regime.

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Education bias towards islam
An investigation by The Sunday Telegraph has established that the education watchdog has published positive reports praising Muslim schools for their contribution to community cohesion even in the case of a school which openly states that Muslims oppose the lifestyle of the West.

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We really do have to get politically correct thinking out of the education system. We know the left wing mafia hate Chistianity and let's be honest, here in Britain most moderates are not big fans of religion. If leftist militant atheists in local and national government officials are going to persist in attacking Christianity however they must either stop pandering to Islam or hold up their hands and say "Mea Culpa, I'm a bigoted little hypocrite." RELATED: Halal In Harrow
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6 November 2010
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Oil Price Rise Fuels Inflation Fears
Brent crude, traded in London, hit $88.80 before falling back to $88, which is slightly below highs seen in the spring. But New York prices topped their highest in two years, touching $87.22 per barrel at one point, before retreating on a stronger dollar in late trading. Analysts have begun to forecast that ...

Let Them Eat Cheese
The Irish government has risked fomenting revolution by trying to solve the country's dire economic problems by handing out a free block of cheese to every family. Brendan Smith, the agriculture minister, announced yesterday that the government would use European Union funding to buy 53 tonnes of fresh Irish cheddar and distribute it for free from 15 November. But Irish citizens responded angrily to the plan, which was likened to the "Let them eat cake" comment by Marie Antoinette that provoked the

Obama's 10 day Asian Tour
Obama Is Doomed
Four days after the elections, the rage continues. If giving the Democrats a hiding was supposed to soothe the electorate, something has gone wrong. It or rather the Democrat reaction to it appears simply to have made things worse.
To the rest of the world, it might have seemed that President Obamas press conference after the defeat was an admission of personal failure. But it wasnt: what went wrong was the economys fault, he argued and, by extension, it was the fault of the electorate for not seeing

Coalition Pledge Immigration Crackdown The home secretary, Theresa May, is to end the right to permanent settlement for more than 100,000 skilled workers and overseas students who come to Britain each year.
In her first major speech on migration, the home secretary also disclosed that she intends to drastically reduce the flow of

The Rise Of The Geeks
Microsoft founder Bill Gates is the 10th most powerful man in the world, according to the latest list from Forbes.
Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, has been named the 10th most powerful man in the world, ahead of the likes of Rupert Murdoch, Hillary Clinton and Steve Jobs.
Gates, who stepped down from his day-to-day role at Microsoft to concentrate on the philanthropic exploits of his Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, is praised by Forbes for his work ...

Is The Music Business Playing Its Last Tune
I have a confession to make. I have been involved with music, as a fan, performer and critic, for most of my life. But I still dont really understand how the business works. In fact, I dont think anybody does. Guy Hands certainly doesnt. I suggested as much when he (over)paid 3.5 billion for EMI in 2007, then set about the great but ailing firm with all the subtlety of ...


5 November 2010
Today's News and Comment

Fears About Obama's Loonytoons Economic Grow

The early verdict is in on the US Federal Reserve's $600bn of fresh money through quantitative easing. Yields on 30-year Treasury bonds jumped 20 basis points to 4.07pc.
It is the clearest warning shot to date that global investors will not tolerate Ben Bernanke's openly-declared policy of generating inflation for much longer. Soaring bourses may have stolen the headlines, but equities are rising for an unhealthy reason: because they are a safer asset class than bonds at the start of ...

You can't say we didn't warn you... debt crisis menu

British Food Prices Soar

Soaring wheat and other commodity costs on world markets have pushed up UK wholesale food prices at the fastest rate in two years, official figures showed this morning.

Prices of food produced in the UK were 9.8% higher last month than a year ago, the biggest annual increase since October 2008, the Office for National Statistics reported. Imported food prices climbed 4.5% on the year, the fastest rate since

Again The Daily Stirrer was first to warn you of this. Hope you stocked up with baked beans, tinned soup and SPAM.

Vince Cable Bottled Out On University Reform
There are three sorts of conservative: a conservative, a fanatical conservative, and a university. Change nothing, it cries. I am poor but perfect. I am special. I am the future. Just give me the money.
The coalition proposals on university tuition fees published by the business secretary, Vince Cable, this week should just about rescue ...

The academic mafia have closed ranks against cable of course. But does the national interest really demand that 50% of the population has University Degrees. After all a degree is no guarantees a person is not a useless fucker. Higher Education Disaster

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4 November 2010
News, Opinion and Coment

Document Title
Prison Does Not Reform Criminals

Three in four offenders do not leave a life of crime regardless of whether they are jailed or handed community penalties.
The first long term study of its kind shows that 74 per cent of criminals will commit at least one crime within nine years of being released from jail or serving a community sentence, Ministry of Justice figures show.
The figures show the true challenge facing Kenneth Clarke, the Justice Secretary, to meet his promise to bring about a "rehabilitation revolution".... read all Most Criminals Never Change Career

The Coalition has a chance to take another step in the right direction here and roll back the advances made by The Politically Correct Thought Police under Labour. We need to get back to the idea that prison is a punishment handed out to people whose actions have caused material or physical harm to others. It is not a way of compensating the unfortunate victims of society whose home backgrounds, academic failure at school or status as a member of a minority has complelled them to commit anti social acts in order to draw attention to their need for help.

Prison should be unpleasant or it is not a deterrent. Sure, keep the educational opportunities, they can help those who want to change their lives. But restrict access to TV and get rid of the pool tables, video games and such. Prison should not be like home. The aim is to make people not want to go back.

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Bank Of England Decides Not To Print More Monopoly Money. Common sense has prevailed and the Bank Of England will not embark on another round of quantitative easing.

The decision by the Monetary Policy Committee was widely expected following a raft of positive recent UK economic data, including rising confidence in both the manufacturing and services industries as well as economic growth of 0.8pc in the third quarter double predicted levels. Yields on 10-year gilts rose marginally to 3.05pc following ...read all Bank Of England Resists More Q.E.
The last round of Q.E. achieved little beyong putting taxpayers money in the pockets of the bankers and triggering inflation, thus punishing the people who had been thrifty by devaluing their savings and rewarding the very people and corporate entities whose actions caused the financial meltdown.

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Can David Cameron Turn America's Weakness Into A Strength
Until yesterday, our ministers were under strict orders to avoid all references to America's gargantuan deficit and to Barack Obama's failure to address it. When Mark Hoban, the Treasury minister, dared to suggest last month that the US had taken the wrong decisions on fiscal ...


3 November 2010
News, Opinion and Coment

Bugger all in the news today apart from analysis of the mid term elections results in the USA. Not of much interest to us then, we could say we told you so but what's the point? Anyone who has not seen through Obama before now is never likely to.

Instead let's have a wry little simle.

Most Gobsmackingly Important Scientific Study Of The Month From the website of Live Science comes this shocking revelation:

Oral Sex Leads to Intercourse Among Teens, Study Suggests.

Unfortunately you have to be a subscriber to the site and log in to read the article. But do you need to read it to know that all you will see is another ezample of scientists having to spend huge amounts of money to discover what the rest of us could have told them for nothing.


2 November 2010
News, Opinion and Coment

Austerity Measures Will Cost 1.6m Jobs Says Think Tank
from BBC News:

The government's spending cuts and the rise in VAT to 20% in January will result in more than 1.6 million job losses across the public and private sectors by 2016, research suggests.

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development said the impact of the Spending Review had been "understated".

It predicts 725,000 public sector jobs will go - more than 100,000 higher than a government-appointed body.

The left never give up do they? They try to create fear and panic around every issue with the unspoken subtext being "Only more government can save you, you are herlpless, like children. Trust Nanny State.

750,000 public sector jobs need to go. We have six million people employed in the poublic sector (and more if we count consultants etc. That is ten per cent of the population and over 35% of the work force. No wonder the economy is up shit creek. Everyone who has a proper job has to support a passenger.

Prisoners To Be Given Right To Vote

Ministers and think-tanks push for strict limits on concessions to the European ruling that prisoners should be allowed to vote, suggesting that it should only apply to convicts serving short sentences.

read Ed Butt's rant on this topic votes for criminals

Republicans Set For Sweeping Victory In The U.S. Election

Anxiety over the stumbling economy and discontent with Obama and government in Washington have propelled Republicans to the threshold of huge gains that could give them a majority in the House of Representatives and perhaps even the Senate.
Opinion polls and independent analysts project Republican gains of at least 50 House seats, far more than ...

Looks like the end of the narcissist Obama's dream of a world remade in his image.

Perfect Storm For Investors

Never mind what the Bank of England monetary policy committee says about interest rates on Thursday. One of the biggest wealth managers in the world is discretely warning its income-seeking clients to beware of bonds issued by the British Government; generally known as gilts.
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management fears that despite the apparent security of gilts, a combination of rising inflation already underway higher interest rates and the cessation of quantitative easing both widely anticipated could create a perfect storm for investors who ...

If you have savings be afraid, be very afraid.


1 November 2010
News, Opinion and Coment

Once again, without actually having done very much, Al Qaeda have scored a victory in the so called 'war on terror.' The purpose of a campaign of teror is not to kill vast numbers or to destroy property, industrial installations and military hardware but to disrupt the routines of the nation or organization under attack. The alleged discovery of a bomb disguised as a toner cartridge for a laser printer on a transatlantic cargo flight at Heathrow airport represents a victory for the terrorists.

We say alleged because rumours are circulating that a high ranked executive of UPS, the carrier on whose flight the parcel was being carried, has denied it was a bomb. The conspiracy theorists were on the case immediately, claiming the Obama abministration were behind the story in an attempt to frighten voters ahead of the mid term elections tomorrow.

This can be discounted because Obama is seen by voters as being too sympathetic to organisations connected with terror so and incident or near miss at this stage would be more likely to drive votes towards Obama's opponents.

What an be said however is that with their usual impeccable timing Al Qaeda have managed to cause maximum disruption in the west at a time when tensions are already high. When security services proclaim their success in combating the terror threat after each unsuccessful attack they miss the point. Last Christmas massive disruption was caused by a wannabe suicide bummer whose plan was to detonate explosives hidden inside his own body as the filight from Nigeria he had travelled on was coming in to land at Chicago.

Forget the fact that the guy was so incompetent he only suceeded in setting fire to his own bollocks, his mission was spectacularly successful. Air travel was disrupted for the rest of the holiday period and higher security measures imposed on airlines since his failure have cost western businesses and governments $billions.

Again the terrorists, whether the bomb was real or there is some substance in the latest rumours, have caused massive disruption.

We do not need higher security on passenger flights. Cargo is a different matter but given the just in time philosophy of modern business, corporate interests are likely to override security risks.

And as for those of us who are not concerned with the air frieght industry, all we need do is heed the words of Winston Churchill, "Keep calm and carry on."

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September 2019

The Scottish Silliness (Brexit)
The Scottish court judgement is nothing but a cheap political stunt by a bunch of biased, SNP supporting bent lawyers aimed at giving The Mad Wee Hag Sturgeon ammunition for her next bid to make Scotland independent from the UK and thus the biggest economic basket case in Europe (if Scotland was an independent nation now they would be further up shit creek and even more bereft of paddles than Greece. .

Negative Interest Rates - Final Nail In The Coffin Of Neoliberalism? Negative interest rates, in plain terms a situation in which we pay bankers for holding our money, are the latest ruse of politicians and economists to make uis start spending our investments and savings, thus kickstarting the global economy thy have screwed up.

Pupils Shut Out Of School Because They Refuse To Wear Gender Neutral Uniforms
Overshadowed somewhat by the idiocies in Parliament this week as Remain supporting, democratically elected MPs try to overturn the democratically expressed wish of the people and keep the UK in The Fourth Reich politely known as the European Union, the idiocy of politically correct, far left authoritarianism in education goes on...

August 2019

Pepper Spray Sales In Sweden Have "Exploded" After Spate Of Rape Attacks
Following the summer's attention-grabbing spate of rapes and sexual assaults, the sales of pepper spray for self defence have increased dramatically. The Kjell & Company retail chain believes that it will sell 90 percent more sprays in August than in June. One of the manufacturers, Plegium, has announced that sales this summer have "exploded". Sweden has been shaken this summer by a series of violent rapes. The most notable of these have taken place in the University city of Uppsala ...

Transgender bullying is scaring respectable old organisations into silence
For years Katie Alcock had helped The Guide movemeny run Brownie and Girl Guide groups in her hometown, Lancaster. Then suddenly she was fired. The reason given in a statement by Girlguiding was that Dr. Alcock, had violated its policies on equality and diversity. Her offence was to suggest that science is correct and fashionable virtue signalling wrong, that people born male must be welcomed by a female-only organisation and, for instance, share tents or bathrooms with adolescent girls.

July 2019

Far Left Fascist Students Force US College To Ban Free Speech
Many people might think so, but fascism is not a political philosphy in the way that communism, socialism, liberalism or conservatism are, it is about centralised power, in fact the word derives from a latin word, Fasces, which is a symbol of unbreakable authority. Fascism is authoritarianism, and politics of right or left can be authoritarian. In this article, from National Interest blog an example of the fascism of left wind students is presented:

Court Overturns Fine Imposed By Biased Electoral Commission On Brexit Supporter.
A large fine imposed by a kangaroo court under the auspices of the UK’s democracy watchdog (allegedly,) The Electoral Commission, on a young, working-class Brexit campaign organiser, Darren Grimes, has been overturned in the law courts. The case, which many Remain campaigners have used in their efforts to discredit and overturn the result of the 2016 referendum on EU membership.

To Boldly Go – The Infinte Insanity Of The ‘Progressive Left’
As the world celebrates fifty years since the moon landings, and the conspiracy theorists celebrate the biggest hoax ever (before climate change,) the progressive left in the USA have found cause to take offence at one of humanity’s greatest achievements / one of the deep state’s biggest psyops (delete as appropriate) …Left attacks sexist, racist moon landings.

Brexit Party MEP blasts ‘Pointless’ European Parliament As A Charade
U.K. businessman and newly elected Member of the European Parliament (MEP) blasted the whole setup as an undemocratic charade only days after being sworn in. The Brexit Party MEP attacked the European Parliament and asked whether it was fair to say the EU is a democratic institution. Speaking to The Daily Express, the First Property Group CEO claimed the EU Parliament served no purpose

French police drag Yellow Vest “protesters” away from Bastille Day parade as they jeer Macron
As Mr Macron was riding by at the start of the parade, he was greeted by people in the crowds who turned their backs, booed and whistled. Before the parade, he delivered a message to the French people and said he wanted to highlight France’s “irrevocable commitment to consolidate French and European security”.

Volvo To Move HQ From Sweden? It’s Not Because Of Brexit
Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson shocked his country and the EU today when he said the Swedish car company company may consider moving its headquarters elsewhere. Volvo, he said, struggles to attract foreign specialists due to the lack of public security caused by the country’s soaring crime rate which is linked to mass immigration and the government’s refusal to deal with so called ‘no – go areas’ in Swedish towns and cities.

British MEP Reveals Undemocratic EU Stitch Up Of Top Jobs
Brexit Party MEP Alexandra Phillips angrily blew the whistle on the undemocratic election process for choosing the European Parliament’s highly influential Committee chairs. The Newly elected MEP claimed the Federalist bloc had organised a “stitch-up behind closed doors”. Phillips said she was “astonished” by the method the European Parliament uses to elect chairs of its committees.

Zuckerberg Admits Facebook Interfered In Irish Abortion Vote
After three years of Facebook being among the most vociferous campaigners for the impeachment and removal from office of President Trump because of his camaigns alleged cooperation with the government of Russia in rigging the 2016 US election, the Social Media giant’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg has at last admitted what many of us ‘conspiracy theorists’ suspected all along ...

List Of Alternatives To Google Products
This blog is no fan of Google as our readers know.Not only do we believe Google’s origins as the brainchild of a couple of dysfunctional nerds is a myth and that the company was spawned by the US government’ s DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) for military and civil surveillance projects, we are also sure it has fallen under the control of a bunch of Silicon Valley weirdos, who want to covertly control the world

London’s Muslim Mayor Sadiq Khan Attacks Trump for LGBTQ Policies
The hypocritical little shit has obviously conveniently forgotten what his Muslim Brotherhood buddies to to homosexuals in Islamic countries, where there are no leabians of course because a woman is legally her husbands property and can only have sex when he wants it ...

June 2019

Italy Arrests Captain Of Migrant NGO Ship After Illegal Docking
Italian leader Matteo Salvini continued to se the standard for leadersd of Eurosceptic EU member states when he ordered the arrest of the captain, crew members and passengers of a ship that crashed the Italian border control agency blockade to land its cargo of illegal immigrants on the Iitalian island of Lampeduesa. The captain of the migrant transport ship Sea Watch 3 had docked at Europe's most southern port on the Italian island was arrested on Saturday following a protracted standoff ...

Macron Threatens G20 On Climate Then Backs Off
France's boy president and current climate scaremonger in chief and leading European federalist Emmanuel Macron arrived in Japan for the G-20 summit full of sound and fury, which like the stuff of Macbeth's soliloquy in Shakespeare's play turned out to signify nothing.France's boy president and current climate scaremonger in chief and leading European federalist Emmanuel Macron arrived in Japan for the G-20 summit full of sound and fury, which like the stuff of Macbeth's soliloquy in Shakespeare's play turned out to signify nothing.

Europe Prepares To Join The Currency War

Things seemed to be going to plan for the European Unon's single currecncy, The Euro, which was the biggest single step in the plan to merge member states into a single political entity. Tied to the German economic powerhouse the poorer nations could not manage their finances efficiently and soon became dependent on bailouts from the European Central Bank which were made with attached conditions suggested by Germany.

United Nations set to impose global ban on criticism of Islam
We have reported before on The United Nations (UN), a supra - national organisation made up of elitists appointed by other elitists, overreaching its mandate and trying to act as a global government, imposing policies that nobody voted for, formulated by bureaucrats that nobody voted for, for on the sovereign nations of the world.

Here's the latest example of this globalist authoritaianism and it is probably the most worrying yet for citizens of the democratic nations. The UN is planning to impose a global ban on telling the truth about Islam, because hearing the brutality of Islamic dogma described in detail upsets Muslims apparently:

The Inconvenient Truth About Driving Electric
Like most things linked to the globalist agenda, the campaign to persuade us to switch to electric cars is based on a false narrative. Electric cars are not really environment friendly (the processes involved in mining the lithium, cobalt and other rare elements required, the filthy and energy intensive processes for extracting these substances from the bedrock, and the amount of really nasty toxic shite dumped into the environment in the refining process... And in the end of all that, what you have is a car that costs twice the price, and goes half as far on a full charge as the conventional car goes on a tankful of fuel.

Another Rotherham? Forty-Four Arrests As Law Catches Up With Alleged Bradford Grooming Gang

The Rotherham grooming scandal story broke in 2012 when aknown problem in the ton, that of the grooming and sexual exploitation of under - age and vulnerable girls often living in local authority care homes were targeted by organised gangs of predominantly Muslim men. These men, whose ahes ranged from early twenties to over sixty, would ply the girls with giflts and alcohol and eventually corece them into sexual activity.

Soon after being 'initiated' the girls would find themselves having to service numerous men, often having several sex partners in a single day. For many years local authority social services departments, police and local politicians turned a blind eye having been told by central government to take a soft approach to immigrant crime in order to avoid inflaming racial tensions.

Seven years later the Rotherham story is ongoing with new suspects being indentifed and charged, and similar cases though not usually on such a grand scale have emerged in most large British cities.

The latest of these is Bradford, Yorkshire, where detectives investigating the alleged grooming activity of a predominantly Muslim gang operating in West Yorkshire have arrested 44 people as part of a probe. 36 men and three women have been arrested from homes in Bradford, Leeds and across the satellite towns surrounding those two cities (collectively known as Kirklees, and other parts of West Yorkshire this month.

Minority Report on Douma attack exposes ‘compromised reporting & analysis’ by OPCW – MIT professor
The OPCW failed to include evidence on the Douma in its final report, so the resulting document is inherently compromised, an MIT professor said. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) claimed that gas was dropped from the sky on the Damascus suburb. It did not directly blame on the Syrian government, however.

And They Call Brexit A Farce? EU Chaos As Leaders Fail To Agree Choices For Top Jobs …
The Council Of Europe, the political leaders of all EU member states gathered on Thursday to decide which candidates should fill several top jobs when European Commission president Jean – Claude Juncker and other senior figures step down later this yeae. They were locked in debate for the whole day but were unable to reach agreement on who will fill even one of the top positions within the EU.

Will Italy's Mini - BOT Break The Euro
... In spite of the news media’s selective reporting however, another crisis is developing that could destroy the single currency and break up the ‘Eurozone’, the member states that adopted the Euro. Unsurprisingly it has not been reported in mainstream media, and so is not on the radar for most people. At the centre of this budding crisis is not the UK and Brexit, but Italy and its plan for a parallel currency.

Will Italy’s Mini – Bot Break The Eurozone?
In spite of the news media’s selective reporting however, another crisis is developing that could destroy the single currency and break up the ‘Eurozone’, the member states that adopted the Euro. Unsurprisingly it has not been reported in mainstream media, and so is not on the radar for most people. At the centre of this budding crisis is not the UK and Brexit, but Italy and its plan for a parallel currency.

Oxford Academics Turn On Gay BLT Propagandists For Pushing Unscientific Claims
'More than 30 Oxford academics have blasted Stonewall for pushing 'tendentious and antiscientific claims' in the trans awareness training it gives to universities according to a report in The Sunday Times (a more sensationalized version of the same story appears in The Daily Mail if you are blocked by The Times paywall).

Oberlin University Fined $33 Million For Supporting Students Accusations Of Racism Against Bakery

On Thursday, Oberlin College was hit with $33 million in damages when to Ohio jurors found the school participated in protests defaming a local bakery as racist. Oberlin’s vice president, Donica Thomas Varner claimed the jurors ignored “clear evidence” that Oberlin was not at fault and insisting the school was being “held liable for the independent actions of their students.”

Electoral Fraud Scandal In Peterborough By – election Being Covered Up?
Thanks to Politicalite’s groundbreaking exclusive coverage of the crooked Peterborough By-Election so far, the Daily Mail have picked up on our story and have revealed a fresh incident of alleged electoral fraud being investigated by the Police ...

Why Would Iran Attack Tankers In The Gulf - They Have Nothing To Gain?
I asked myself "who benefits?" on hearing that two oil tankers had been attacked and damaged, and by the time Washington, with is usual incredible alacrity had accused Iran of being responsible for the attacks I was aware of certain significant factors not mentioned in mainstream media reports. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was quick to pin the blame for the incident on Iran, claiming that the Islamic Republic was “lashing out” in frustration over Washington’s draconian sanctions regime.

Google Spends Just $20 Million A Year To Control The U.S. Government
It's unlikely that regular readers of this blog or The Daily Stirrer will have failed to notice one of our favourite games is revealing the true nature of the fascistic corporate entities that have been handed control of the internet by inept, virtue signalling, rent seeking politicians whose corruptibility is on a par with their technological illiteracy.

Why would Iran Attack Tankers In The Gulf?—?They Have nothing To Gain
... by the time Washington had accused Iran of being responsible for the attacks I was aware of certain significant factors not mentioned in mainstream media reports.Despite the lurid accusations from Washington accusing Iran of attacking the two ships and linking the latest incident to two other recent tanker attacks, drones hitting Saudi oil pumps, and a missile hitting a Saudi airport earlier this week.

Google Spends Just $20 Million A Year To Control The U.S. Government

those who hoped things might change under Donald Trump will be disappointed to learn that while the US president is making noises about curbing the power wielded in Washington DC by representatives of Silicon Valley high tech corporations, those companies are so deeply embedded in government departments that little has changed in terms of the influence the tech corporations have on government policy ...

Germany Heading For Political Instability After EU Elections? it may be premature to write off the AfD because it is entirely possible their supporters suffered a bout of apathy with regard to the European Parliament, being aware the European Commission will not allow any nationalist grouping to gain influence in the parliament, the Left made some astonishing gains at the expense of Merkel’s CDU and its coalition partners the CSU and SDP. The always fragile coalition is now in even more trouble ...

Speaking Truth To Power (When power does not want to listen)
In almost every democratic nation our right of free speech is under attack. In Britain, Australia, Canada and all the main European Union member states we see harsh punishments imposed on those found guilty of 'hate speech,' laws, which protect certain minorities from any criticism, no matter how reasonable, made by people from the mainstream of society ...

Parents Banned from Protesting LGBT Lessons Outside School

It was inevitable given the lefts love of Muslims and the LGBT community that the interests of these two conflicting cultures would cause problems in left wing politics. The problem began a few months ago when a gay teacher at a mildlands junior school persuaded the mostly white, socialist governors of the school in which Muslim pupils are the majority, to let him introduce into the curriculum gay and lesbian lessons for children as young as six and seven.

May 2019

EU's Top Eurofederalist admits EU wants an empire
The leader of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats in Europe (ALDE)
told CNN that plans to reform the EU and devolve power from Brussels back to the nation-state proposed by the populist paries that have spring up in member states, and led by Matteo Salvin's Lega (League) in Italy, Marine le Pen and her Rassemblement National in France and Hungary's Victor Orban, leader of the Fidesz party would mean that the bloc “will die inside.”

Little Donny Tusk The Polish Has-Been Tells Britain How To Vote.

Donald Tusk, who is the President of the European Council and was the centre-right Europhile Prime Minister of Poland from 2007 to 2014 made the remarks in support of his former Deputy Prime Minister, Anglo-Pole Jan-Vincent Rostowski who is standing as a Change UK candidate in London for Thursday’s election.

The top Eurocrat released a statement Tuesday in which he told pro-remain Brits to vote for the recently founded Change UK party, which supports a second referendum as a means to keep the United Kingdom inside the European Union. POLITICO

'Black Vests' African Protestors Take Over Paris Airport

Hundreds of illegal migrants, mostly from sub - Saharan Africa occupied the Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, the main air terminal in France yesterday, preventing people from boarding their flights and demanding that President Emmanuel Macron’s prime minister, Edouard Philippe met them to hear their demands. Predicably the cheese - earting - surrender - monkey government gave in to the demands of these criminal scumbags and granted them all immediate citizenship.


Billionaire Investor Erik Prince Launches Fund For Electric Car Metals
While the author of the piece I had commented on recommended his readers to get their savings invested in electric car makers (and Tesla in particular,) at a time most wise traders were short?—?selling Tesla stock. Now I’m not against electric cars in principle but I thought that was bad advice so I told readers to get into funds specialising in lithium, cobalt and rare earth metals. Then once a few fundamental problems (like the tendency of Tesla cars to spontaneously combust more frequently than Spinal Tap drummers)

Farage Shredded By Welsh Ministry Of Truth Newsman?
An obscure far – left website https://inktank.fi reported that while campaigning for the European Parliament elections in Wales, Nigel Farage was confronted by a BBC Wales reporter, Arwyn Jones, who asked him a question about Brexit, which you’d expect would be easy to answer: Farage didn’t answer, how could anyone answer such a stupid question posed by an idiotic reporter working for an ogranisation tasked by The Fourth Reich’s ruling bureaucracy in Brussels and their puppets in Westminster with presenting pro – EU propaganda as news ...

Election fraud allowed to take place in Muslim communities because of ‘political correctness’, report warns
lection fraud has been allowed to take place in Muslim communities because of “political correctness”, a major report finds as it calls for unprecedented reforms to the British voting system. In a report commissioned by the Government, Sir Eric Pickles, the former Conservative Cabinet minister, today warns that the authorities are in a “state of denial” and are “turning a blind eye” to election fraud.

The Elite’s Scheme to Eliminate Cash And Impose Negative Interest Rates
Politicians love inflation, it provides an easy way out of the financial mess they create, Bankers too love inflation because while they lend fiat money, the loans they issue are secured against real assets such as people’s homes and valuables. However both need “the punters they fleece to have faith in the value of the currency they hold or the numbers stored in computers that increasingly represent our wealth ...

Smoke, Drink And Eat Whatever You Want: Norway's Public Health Minister
For years we have been lectured and by bansturbators, fingers wagging furiously in our faces as they tell us smoking will kill us, even looking at an alcoholic drink will destroy our livrers, a pinch of salt will cause heart attacks, strokes etc. a cream cake will make us obese, a steak or a burger will give us cancer, and driving our cars will destroy the planet. So it was a pleasure to come across a politician who believes adults can be trusted to behave sensibly and left make their own choices in life.

Fascism Spreads From Tech Corporations To Finance Sector As Mastercard Blocks Conservative Clients
Blocking payments to individuals or groups by financial service firms because of their political views impedes freedom of speech in a free society, journalist Ben Swann has told RT, following reports that MasterCard is allegedly on course to censor the far-right by blocking payments from supporters. READ MORE >>>

Facebook Steps Up Censorship in Britain, Bans Populist News Site

Facebook continues on its course to become the UK's Ministry of Truth, (the government department tasked with ensuring government propaganda can never be questioned in George Orwell's novel '1984'.) by expanding its censorship of websites US Liberals like the social media site's Mark Zuckerberg do not approve, or that question the globalist policies of Theresa May's authoritarian regime, by removing from its platform content posted by anti - EU populists and critics of Islam in Britain ...

April 2019

bYellow Vest Violence Erupts Again, 23rd Straight week Of Protests
Clashes between Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vest) protesters and French riot police on Sturday (20 April,)during the 23rd straight week of protests across France. Police arrested 137 protesters Euro News reports.

bLiberal Democrats suspend candidate for failing to support homophobia, rape, wife beating and FGM
The Liberal Democrats, if they were honest, ought to rebrand themselves The Liberal Hypocrites. After 30 years screeching in sheer horror about the way civilised societies treat women, homosexuals, criminals, and the absolute refusal of some immigrant groups to even tolerate let alone integrate with the laws and customs of liberal democracies. In short The Liberal Hypocrites have joied those political factions that, in an orgy of virtue signalling, have placed Islam beyond honest criticism.

Extinction Rebellion - their demands are the stuuf of fairy tales

Forced off the front pages and out of broadcast news schedules by the Notre Dame fire, the Extintion Rebellion protests which brought parts of London to a standstill are nonetheless newsworthy. For one thing they show the left wing bias in British policing and the legal system. Does anyone think UKIP or For Britain could block major routes into the centre of London and only have a few of their members arrested?

PM cancels Easter break for team negotiating with Labour in a bid to STOP Farage

Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage, who s>uccessfully lobbied for a referendum on Britain's future in the EU and then led the Leave campaign to a surprising (but only to the political establishment and mainstream media,) victory launched his new Brexit Party this week to get MEPs elected in May now it appears certain that Mrs May's desperate efforts to overturn the result of the democratic vote have partially succeeded by gaining a delay in the date we actually leave.

Spain's Election Problem: Muslim population in Catalonia grew by 20% in 4 years As Spanish Nationals Are Marginalised

Catalonia has the fastest growing Muslim population in Spain – and more Islamic centres than any other region in the country. In spite of a strong separatist movement, the left has total hegemony in regional politics and the patriotic forces are being marginalised by the socialists, their elected politicians are excluded from key positions and known supporters are being fired from jobs and having trouble getting hired elsewhere, Defend Europa reports.

Farage Says New Brexit Party Will Spark "A Political Revolution" And Terrify The Tories
Nigel Farage, who led the successful Brexit campaign, warned backsliding elitist politicians on Tuesday that his brexit Party would spark a political "revolution" - a cliched line but appropriate given the mood of the country - and strike fear into the hearts of ineffectual Tories who have so far failed to deliver on the promise of the Brexit referendum if the UK is forced to contest EU Parliament elections as part of Prime Minister Theresa May's, the Sun newspaper reports ... MORE>>> .

Fury as May set to accept a one - year Brexit delay and give Corbyn more influence in exchange for his support

Prime Minister Theresa May is planning to face down Conservative Party members by staying in Downing Street as long as it takes to deliver Brexit via her dodgy deal that has been rejected three times by parliament.
Amid angry clashes at an emergency summit of EU summit in Brussels tonight, the Prime Minister looks set to agree a delay of up to a year in the UK’s departure from the bloc.

Slash taxes now, French tells Macron after three-month 'great debate'
France must slash taxes now, or face ongoing civil unrest. According to the French prime minister, this is the main message from an unprecedented three-month “great debate” in the wake of anti-government “yellow vest” protests. Announcing publication of the findings from two million online contributions and 10,000 hours of town hall debates around the country, Edouard Philippe said on Monday there was “huge discontent” in the country. Astronomical levels of taxation was one of the prime concerns, alongside unemployment, immigration, and surrender of national sovereignty to the European Union.

Europe’s Nationalists Unite Behind Salvini Ahead Of EU Elections

With the EU elections due in May this year expected to deliver another body blow to the dream of a Federal European superstate, Europe's more conservative nationalist parties have today announced an alliance that is aiming to become the strongest group in the European Parliament, with a view to forcing to radical reform on the EU bureaucracy in Brussels, which dictates policy on security, migration, family and the environment, according to Euro News.

Currency Wars: Former UN Under-Secretary-General Calls For One World Currency

In this page, we have covered US attempts to expolit its position as issurer of the global reserve currency, and the moves by China and Russia to resist that. Moves to establish the US$ as a true global currency began a long time ago with the creation of the International Monetary Fund at the Bretton Woods conference in the final months of World War 2, with Germany defeated and the world ready to split into capitalist and communist factions...

Harold MacMillan’s EU warning revealed
Harold MacMillan, British Prime Minister from 1957 to 1963 gave us a chilling warning about the EEC – (European Economic Community) – before Britain joined the bloc, claiming that Germany had planned on using the trading bloc, as an instrument to assert its supremacy across the continent once more. On Wednesday, 3 April, 2019 The House of Commons voted in favour of legislation which forces the Government to request another extension for 'Brexit', giving our current Prime Minister Theresa May more time to show us the comtempt the ruling elite have for the principles of democracy.

Hijab wearing, Jihad supporting U.S. Congresswoman refuses to condemn stoning of gays.

ilhan-omar-ap-img Ilhan Omar (with Bernie Sanders behind thinking "I wouldn't mind giving her a taste of my pork sausage) - picture credit www.thenation.com

It had to happen, and it was always going to be great comedy value when it did. U.S Liberals were always going to face the moment when their love of Gays, Lesbians and Trannies clashed head to head with their love of terrorists and the Islamic Jihad.

When hijab wearing, Jihad supporting Muslim woman Ilhan Omar was elected to the US Congress in spite of her strongly anti - American opinions, Liberals were creaming their pants and hailing a great victory in the struggle for equality, diversity and multicultruralism. Poor fools are terminally hypocritical in their virtue signalling,

March 2019

Leaked Document Reveals Unacceptable Demands Made By EU Ahead Of Final Talks Before Brexit Deadline
A Secret document has revealed concession the EU is demanding before beginning fresh talks on Brexit ahead of the 12 april dealine. According to a memo seen by the Sunday Times, Brussels is demanding the UK must continue to pay its share of the EU budget, must implement new measures on citizens’ rights, and sign a legally binding agreement to arrangements to avoid a hard border between Northern Ireland and The Republic.

Macron Isolated After More High Profile Resignations. Pressure Mounts On French President
On top of the Yellow Vests debacle, which is now destabilising France as the anti - government protests continue, a string of resignations from the tottering government of President Emmanuel Macron has prompted Gérard Larcher, leader of the French Senate to warn Macron that his authoritarian tendencies were partly to blame for the civil unrest crisis and political instability that have weakened his presidency.

EU Fines Google $1.7 Billion Over 'Abusive' Online Ad Strategies


The European Commission has imposed another huge fine of €1.49 billion, ($1.7 billion) for "abusive practices" in online advertising, accusing the search and advertising giant of breaking the EU's antitrust rules and that Google abused dominance position in Internet xsearch by preventing users from seeing search results for Google rivals ...

Bradford Abuser Gang Victim Claims Bradford, Rotherham, Rochdale Gangs ‘Linked’
One of the victims of a Bradford grooming gang has told the media that most of the girls at the children’s home where she was placed by local authority social workers were being sexually exploited by gangs of immigrant males. She called for a nationwide inquiry, alleging that numerous grooming and abuse gangs across the country — including the most notorious cases in Rochdale and Rotherham — are linked...

They Challenge The Narrative, Shoot To Kill Men

Macron Throws Fully Armede Troops Into Action Against Yellow Vfest Protestors French soldiers will be sent into action against Yellow Vest protestors for the first time this weekend as the protests against the Macron government reach their ninetenth week. Some reports out of France suggest the military are being told to avoid protesters, while others indicate they have been given permission to open fire if the protestors threaten the lives of soldiers or police.

Thousands March to Save the Internet from EU Censorship Regulations
Tens of thousands of people have marched in cities across Germany to protest planned European Union copyright reforms that they fear will lead to online censorship. In Munich, it's claimed 40,000 people marched under the motto “save your internet.” Thousands of others took part in smaller demonstrations in the German cities of Cologne, Hamburg, Hannover, Berlin and other cities against the bill that is being voted on this week.

German Alarm Grows Over EU Determination To Punish Britain For Leaving
The business community and conservative politicians in Germany are becoming more annd more hostile towards the way Brussels is trying to force the UK Parliament to accept the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement as a fundamental failure of European statecraft that can lead only to a diplomatic catastrophe and long term animosity between the EU and one of Germany’s largest expot customers.

If Genetically-edited Cooking Oil Is A Scientific Breakthrough Why The Secrecy About Selling It To Us?
Manufacturers of the latest generation of genetically-altered foods, which are gene - edited rather than genetically modifies, are determined their latest attempt to sell us Frankenstein foods will not be sacrificed on the altar of public opinion as were their predecessors with introduced cuillinary delights like glysophate and neonicotinoids into our daily diet if we weren't careful abourt reading labels.

The EU Moves Closer To Creation Of Orwellian Ministry Of Truth

The European Parliament this week rubber stamped a recommendation naming Russia “the main source of disinformation in Europe” and appealed for increased funding for the EU’s East StratCom Task Force, which already received 1.1 million euros in 2018. The East StratCom Task Force is an EU body focused on so-called proactive communication of EU policies and activities in the Eastern neighborhood ...

Search Engine CEO Testifies Before Senate: ‘Privacy Legislation’ Good for Market and Consumers
Gabriel Weinberg, founder and CEO of newish-kid-on-the-block search engine DuckDuckGo, testified in support of privacy legislation in the United States before a Senate hearing on Masrch 12 to explain how curtailing the surveilance and data mining activities of Gogle and Facebook, Amazon, Apple and Twitter would create more competition and innovation in the creation of online content.

There are sheeple who want to remain in the EU at any price, and then there are people who understand the EU


I am not sure people really are up for reading EU related documents or a whole load more people would be less excited about the EU. If people read the chequers plan and the political declaration they would know the only people who leave the EU are the financial sector. Everyone else stays in without a vote or veto for two years whilst we negotiate the long term deal...

EU Very Good for Germany, Not So Much for Everybody Else


Former Ambassador to Germany Sir Paul Lever said in an interview today that Brexit will have little real impact on the European Union (EU), which is overwhelmingly controlled by Germany. Short term he may be right, but with the German economy stalling what will prop up the Brussels cash burning machine one britain is gone?

Sheffield: 11 Men Charged in Historic Child Sexual Abuse Inquiry

Ten men from Sheffield, the UK's fourth largest city, have been charged with historic child sex offences including but not limired to rape and trafficking girls for the purpose of sexual exploitation. Another has been charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

Germany: Economy crisis a growth stalls - car production crashes
Germany’s federal Government today reduced its growth forecast for the second time in two months as plunging car production figures sent shockwaves through the Eurozone. The German economy, has been propping up the economically stagnant EU for years...

‘Aggressive promotion of homosexuality’: School stops LGBT lessons after backlash from angry parents
It had to happen of course, the left's love of minorities inevitably led to a clash of interests when politically correct, cultural Marxist education policy led teachers in a birmingham school with a large proportion of Muslim pupils, responded 'in the interests of diversity and inclusiveness' to guidelines suggesting compulsory lessons in homosexuality and lesbianism should be taught to all pupils.

Dutch professor: “Western countries have never managed to integrate Muslims”
Dutch professor of sociology Ruud Koopmans has carried out a 20-year research project embracing several large scale studies on integration and assimilation, and at the end of it all he concludes that Muslims are more difficult to integrate than other migrant groups.

Koopmans notes that no Western country having received a significant number of Muslim immigrants has successfully managed to persuade them to integrate with local laws and culture.

Finnish "Soldiers Of Odin" Announce Hunt For Rapists & Pedos In Controversial Video
The video, subtitled in English and Arabic, has since been deleted from both Facebook and Vimeo, shows a group of masked men dressed in dark, armed with bats and chains march towards to the camera amid winter darkness, accompanied by heavy metal music. The man at their head acts as a spokesperson and announces that “The pedophile hunting season has been opened!”

Emmanuel Macron’s desperate push for further integration reminds Brexit supporters why we voted to Leave
Anyone who though in 2016 that staying in the European Union wass the status quo option will have been disabused by the intervention of Emmanuel Macron and his blueprint for the future of the \europe. The French president is increasingly derided in his homeland for his folie de grandeur; but even his compatriots must be taken aback by his Napoleonic pretensions to create a pan-European state.

Macron admits Yellow Vest chaos COULD be his fault - ‘I made MISTAKES’
President Emmanuel Macron of France is trying to appear as if, after sixteen weeks of protests, he is finally acknowledging his initial handling of the yellow vest protest movement was flawed and high handed, admitting it exacerbated the unrest. The europhile president also warned against giving in to the wave of nationalism sweeping across the bloc, as he called for a “strong, united and sovereign” Europe.

Gang of Migrants Allegedly Raped Underage Italian Girls

Over the past few years we have focused on reporting the numerous incidences of immigrant sex crimes against white British girls and women, most of which, due to the warped morality of politically correct thinking that permeates all levels of government and the public sector, went largely unpunished for many years until public pressure forced the authorities to act. Migrant sex crimes, and government cover - ups of them are not exclusive to Britain of course, we have occasionally looked at similar problems in Sweden, Germany and France. And now it seems, Italian women are to be sacrificed to the gods of multiculturalism.

UPS Halts Deliveries To Swedish No Go Zone:- "Our Drivers Have Been Attacked": Though European leaders and the more sychphantic mainstream media journalists throughout Europe ans in the USA and Canada have always denied the existence, of no - go zones for Europeans, police and emergency services in migrant-dominated areas of European cities, "no go" zones remain a persistent public safety threat to white, Christian and Jewish residents and to the public in general. It has been widely reported in alternative media (but harly mentioned in mainstream print and broadcast news, that liberal Sweden has been the country worst hit by immigrant violence and lawlessness.

Merkel: EU Members Must Cede control Of Their Border |To Brussels
German Chanellor Angela Merkel sparked outrage today and pushed the EU cloers to its final disintegration when she stated that EU Member states would be forced to surrender on of their most important sovereign powers, control of their borders, to Brussels in order that the unelected bureaucrats of the European commission could 'manage' immigration (i.e. open the border crossings and let any criminally inclined bunch of fanatics enter Europe.

February 2019

Bradford Gang Of Nine Who Abused Care Home Girls Jailed For 132 Years

A gang of nine Asian men who, in a case that follows the pattern set by similar cases in Rotherham, Rochdale, Birmingham, Newcastle, Oxford, Sheffield, Blackburn, Telford and many other towns which has large Muslim populations in Britain,groomed, raped and abused two teenage girls from a care home were jailed for a total of 132 years at Bradford Crown Court yesterday.

Facebook Insider Leaks Docs; Explains "Deboosting" "Troll Report" & Political Targeting in Interview

Project Veritas is one of the last defenders of free speech and publishers of the work of unbiased undercover investigative journalism on the internet. Judicial watch working through the courts and people like myself working to bring it all to the forefront. Veritas investigators have obtained Veritas and published documents and presentation materials from a former Facebook insider.

Hungary claims, “Brussels makes confession about aim of mass migration policy”
Brussels has effective confessed that its policy of encouraging mass migration which the Hungarian government claims will increase the inflow of illegal immigratnts to the European Union do exist, Zoltan Kovacs, Hungary's state secretary for international communications and relations, said ...

UK Far Left Labour Party Splits Over Anti-Semitism and Brexit
As has been predicted for a while now, by both mainstream media and alt_news commentators, the UK's far left Labour Party which has been torn by internecine conflict since current leader Jeremy Corbyn, the long serving Trotskyite Member of Parliament. Labour, which once styled itself The People's Party now finds its core support among immigrant communities and university brainwashed media professionals, it has little need to concern itself with the white working class ...

Student Suspended from University for Calling Halal Slaughter ‘Inhumane’
In an assault on our right to free speech a British student has been suspended from university for voicing the opinion that halal slaughter, prescribed by Shariah Law, is “inhumane” and also saying illegal immigrants should not be allowed to use the National Health Service (NHS) for free. The student says he cannot return unless he signs a conduct agreement and undertakes diversity training.

UK Taxman is 'ruthlessly' pursuing its own contract staff for potential six-figure bills in unpaid tax
The tax service had decided we were using the self employed status to avoid National Insurance Employers Contributions (a sanitized name for a British payroll tax,) as the self employed were not liable for this levy. By reinterpreting a law in such an extreme way it stretched words beyond any literal meaning, the taxman decided we should all set up limited companies, with ourselves as the only employee, thus making our employers, the quasi - companies, liable as our employers for the payroll tax.

Student Suspended from University for Calling Halal Slaughter ‘Inhumane’
In an outrageous assasult on our right to free speech a British student has claimed he has been suspended from university for voicing the opinion that halal slaughter, prescribed by Shariah Law, is “inhumane” and also saying illegal immigrants should not be allowed to use the National Health Service (NHS) for free. The student says he has been told he cannot return unless he signs a conduct agreement and undertakes diversity training.

Right wing in Spain is booming – Expect A Shock Result In Elections

The election, which will be spain's third in under four years, is a further sign of an increasingly fragmented political scene in one of the EU's larger states, with the strength of Catalonia‘s independence movement, and the revival of the Basque separatist movement having been given impetus by Calalonia's progress having dominated recent debate.

Top CBS Reporter Admits "Mostly Liberal" Journalists Are Now "Political Activists"
This news story is not going to come as a surprise to our readers, but although its a US newsman blowing the whistle on mainstream media bias, things are just the same over the British side of the pond.
CBS News chief foreign affairs correspondent Lara Logan has broken ranks and admitted that journalists have lost their objectivity and become "political activists."

UK Far Left Labour Party Splits Over Anti-Semitism and Brexit
As has been predicted for a while now, the UK's far left Labour Party which has been tprn by internicine conflict since current leader Jeremy Corbyn, the long serving Trotskyite Member of Parliament for one of London's most fashionable inner city communities, became its leader. Labour, which once styled itself The People's Party is now the rich, trendy, virtue signalling party.

Facebook Negotiating Multibillion-Dollar US Fine As UK Labels "Digital Gangsters"
Facebook and its executives were labeled "digital gangsters" by a UKParliamentary inquiry into the social media giant's abuse of users privacy. The company should immediately be subject to statutory regulation the report published at the conclusion of the 18-month investigation by the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport  parliamentary committee recommended ...

Navratilova reignites criticism over transgender women in sports


Tennis legend Martina Navratilova has again come under fire for comments about transgender women in sport, reiterating her belief that some of the rules currently in place are “insane and cheating,” and unfair to other women.

Navratilova predictably attracted a lot of hate attacks from left wing idiots and transgender fascists back in December 2018 when she tweeted: “You can't just proclaim yourself a female and be able to compete against women.

Doctors admit vaccines are harmful and turn our immune systems against us
The World Health Organization (WHO) recently included vaccine skeptics – people who are hesitant to vaccinate themselves or their children because they are concerned about the potential health risks – on their annual along with serious dangers like superbugs, climate change, the Ebola virus, HIV and air pollution. The WHO claims that “vaccine hesitancy” increases the risk of a resurgence in diseases they claim are fully preventable through vaccination.

Spanish Socialist Budget Fails As Budget Rejected; New Elections Expected


We predicted lasat year when the socialist leader Pedto Sancjez usurped the Spanish government after the collapse of the minority government led by Mariano Rajoy collapsed, could not last. In a widely expected but destabilizing development, Spanish conservatives and pro-independence Catalonians voted to back a slate of amendments to a government budget on Wednesday by a wide margin of 191 votes out of 350,

Project Fear: NHS Stockpiling Body Bags As No Deal Brexit Looms

Those who hold democracy in contempt and will do anything they possible can, legal or otherwise, to overturn the Referendim result and keep us in the EU have just come over all Spinal Tap and turned the Project Fear fake news generator up to eleven. Ever since the reult of the 2016 Brexit referendum was anounced, the scare stories about the dire consequences of leaving the EU have broken in mainsytream news seemingly at a rathe onf one a minute.

Big Data is here, How do we protect our privacy?"


If you haven't heard of Big Data you either haven't been living on this planet or you're an ostrich and bury your head in the sand. Bid data when coupled with Artificial Intelligence can, we are told, tell us how busy the shops are long before the accountants had added up the months takings, how much metal the big warehouses are hoarding or whether office space is in high demand in a particular area.

BBC Journalist Allegedly Likens Working Class Men to ‘Amazonian Cannibals’
It's always entertaining when lefties forget they are supposed to believe in equality, tolerance and diversity and show what nasty little snobs they really are. BBC political magazine show Panorama’s John Sweeney is reported to have been caught referring to working-class men as being like “cannibals from Amazonia” in an undercover video released by leftie hate figure, former EDL leader Tommy Robinson.

Mother Arrested in Front of Children for Calling Trans Activist a Man
In the UK's latest and probably looniest example of politically correct fascism, police arrested a mother in the presence of her children. Her Crime? She called a male to female transexual a man on Twitter. 38-year-old Kate Scottow, told reporters she was “arrested in my home by three officers, with my ten-year-old daughter and 20-month-old son present” in comments posted to the Mumsnet online forum,

European Union Goes The Full Nine Orwells
Some years ago a bloogger we know created an award for government and corporate schemes involving misinformation, censorship or fake narratives. The Golden Orwells were given to any story revealing suppression or distortion of truth that registered on our Orwell-Huxley-Dick dystopianometer (OHD) scale, named in honour of the three twentieth century prophets of social decay ...

Germany Rejects Yazidi Asylum Seekers Fleeing Persecution By Islamic Extremists
The EU’s largest nation and most powerful economy, which righteously lecturs other EU member states on the need to take refugees and asylum seekers, is taking in fewer Yazidi refugees, according to a German newspaper report. The religious minority was terrorized by the “Islamic State” during the militant group’s campaign in Iraq and Syria and hundreds, possibly thousands of Yazidi women were raped and used as sex slaves by IsIS terrorists.

Germany Rejects Yazidi Asylum Seekers Fleeing Presecution By Islamic Extremists Germany, with its ruling elite of hand wringing, breast beating, teeth - gnashing, politically correct virtue signallers is showing its true colours as, in common with neighbour Sweden, a hypocritical regime that will give Muslims a free pass to rapoe and kill (because they've been persectued,) but will not act to protect minorities persecuted by extremist governments in counties run by Islamic fundamentalists. The EU's largest nation and most powerful economy, which righteously lecturing other EU member states on the need to take refugees and asylum seekers, is taking in fewer and fewer Yazidi refugees, according to a German newspaper report.

Fiat News Threat To Truth
Exposing The False Virtue Of Fact-Check Journalism
Hot on the tail of Fake News, we now have fiat news, which is nothing to do with an Italian car maker whose name is an acronym for Fix It Again Tony. This new type of unrelibable news is news which broadly cheapens the credibility of media by presenting opinion as fact. It debases information in the same way that a capricious tyrant might debase a currency. It tells you how to think.

'Special place in hell' for Brexiteers, says Donald Tusk
Though he is despised in his own country for the way he sold out to the EU, former Polish leader Donald Tusk released an astounding attack on Theresa May as she toured Northern Ireland. Tusk held nothing back on Wednesday when commenting on Brexit. Tusk tweeted: "I've been wondering what that special place in hell looks like, for those who promoted #Brexit, without even a plan how to carry it out safely."

Google Paid More In EU Fines Than Taxes Last Year; Whines About New Privacy Laws One of today's more amusing news items revealed Google paid more in European fines than in taxes on their corporate profits, according to the firm's fourth-quarter earnings report. Google parent Alphabet reported Q4 revenues for the search engine operator of $39.28 billion, up 22%, while revenues for the year were up 23% to $136.8 billion. Taxes in Q4 were $4.2 billion.

The Full Nine Orwells
How The EU Abandoned The Concept Of Truth

Though we were forwarned of what was to come, the EU has now launched its Action Plan against Disinformation. Based on the ideas of French boy president Emmanuel Macron, the plan's purpose, is apparently to "protect its democratic systems and public debates from disinformation ahead of the 2019 European elections. And M. Macron, with the backing of the EU, intends to spread the authoritarian EU's propaganda the incontrovertible truths that there is no dissatisfaction with EU policy except in Britain and Italy ... and Hungary ...... and Poland and ...,

Fiat News Threat To Truth
Exposing The False Virtue Of Fact-Check Journalism
Hot on the tail of Fake News, we now have fiat news, which is nothing to do with an Italian car maker whose name is an acronym for Fix It Again Tony. This new type of unrelibable news broadly cheapens the credibility of media by presenting opinion as fact. There is a certain type of fiat news, however, which should be denounced where it rears its head ...

Google Paid More In EU Fines Than Taxes Last Year; Whines About New Privacy Laws
One of today's more amusing news items revealed Google paid more in European fines than in taxes on their corporate profits, according to the firm's fourth-quarter earnings report. Holding company Alphabet of which Google is a subsidiary, reported Q4 revenues for the search engine operator of 39.28 billion, up 22%, while revenues for the year were up 23% to $136.8 billion. Taxes in Q4 were $4.2 billion.

'Special place in hell' for Brexiteers, says Donald Tusk


Though he is despised in his own country for the way he sold out to the EU, former Polish leader Donald Tusk, now EU Council President, released an astounding attack on Theresa May as she toured Northern Ireland. His comments were condemned by the unionist DUP party, which wants to nix the only thing the EU and UK agree on.

January 2019

US Democrats Supernut Proposes Green - Politically Correct New Deal
Alexandria Ocasdio - Cortez is a truly wonderous human being. The newly inaugurated congress woman for a New York district manages to simultaneously sit on every green or politically correct bandwagon currently rolling even though, like the rest of us, she only has one arse. In her latest delusional outburst this darling of brain - fried millennials claims to have formulated a way to fix environmental problems and abolish racism. And it only involves spending $$$ a few trillion.

Latests EU Attack On Italy's Salvini Shows The Elite Are Scared
A court in Sicily has allowed proceedings against Italian Eurosceptic leader of The League and all-around pain-in-the-arse for The Davos Crowd, Matteo Salvini. In what must be one of the most ludicrous EU efforts to silence nationalist leaders ahead of elections to the European Parliament, judges ruled Salvini should stand trial for the charge of kidnapping migrants held on boats off Italy’s shores.

The Finns fight back – after multiple cases of child rape Soldiers of Odin patrol the streets of Oulu
In response to government failure to deal with rising numbers of rapes and assaults on Finnish children by immigrant men, a vigilante group Soldiers of Odin has started patrolling streets the streets and public places in Oulu, the most northerly city in the world outside Russia, in response to multiple cases of rape and sexual assault committed against Finnish children by immigrant men

Week 11 Of Yellow Vests unrest keeps pressure on Macron
France’s yellow vest protesters hit the streets again last weekend. It's reported that numbers were up, not only in Paris but also in many provcincial centres where protests took place. This keeps pressure on President Macron, who can only rant about divisions in the movement as if they are an organised political force rather than a spontaneous expression of outrage by random groups of citizens.

a href="http://www.greenteethmm.com/climate-lies-composite.shtml#190828-davos">Davos Doomsday Despair

Speaking at the World Economic Forum last week, UN chief Antonio Guterres warned that the world is “losing the race” on climate change as he demanded that governments make bolder commitments beyond the Paris accord. “Climate change is the defining issue of our time”, he told an audience at the annual WEF jolly for the super rich in Davos, Switzerland ...

Most Absurd Brexit Claim Ever: "30-Year Recession, Worse Than 1930s
Writing in that repository of all left wing and globalist idiocies The Guardian, writer Amelia Hill makes the nonsensical assertion UK cannot simply trade on WTO terms after no-deal Brexit, offering only the opinions of left wing and globalist ‘experts’ in support of her case. Here’s a sample ...

Friendly fraud: Facebook Encouraged Kids To Spend Fortunes On Online Games

May Nearing A Brexit Deal Breakthrough? The UK Parliament is rumoured in some quarters to be nearing a breakthrough in negotiations that will enable an altered version of Prime Minister Theresa May's sellout deal with the European Union to be accepted by elected representatives. It is thought a proposal by Graham Brady, leader of the Conservative rank and file (back benchers) which would throw out the hated 'Irish backstop'

Mad Mac Macron attacks Brexit, Threatens Yellow Vests

The UK’s Leave vote in the Brexit refererndum was caused by misplaced “anger” and foreign disinformation, a raving mad Emmanuel Macron told French audiences, warning critics of his globalist, authoritarian regime in France to beware “people who manipulate you with miracle ideas”. Hang on! Wasn't Mad Mac elected on the strength of 'miralcle ideas' less than two years ago?

Sweden Appoints Anti-Semitic Hippie Lunatic as Cultural Minister in New Government
After months of negotiations, the Socialist Democrats have formed a coalition government together with the Green party. And the catastropic result of that for the people of Sweden is the appointment of Amanda Lind as Culture Secretary. Only hours after being appointed she plunged into controversy, praising amongst others Mehmet Kaplan, calling him a “pioneer” and “hero”. Kaplan is an Islamic extremist with known links to The Muslim Brotherhood ...

College Teaches Ed. Students How To "Combat Toxic Masculinity"

Students at Lewis and Clark College’s Graduate School of Education (a teacher training college,) will be able from spring 2019 to enrol on a course that will teach them to recognise and deal with toxic masculinity in the classroom. Participants who complete the course will have “a lesson plan based on an idea or strategy presented during sessions, and will return to their classrooms with strategies to combat toxic masculinity.”

Facebook Slides After Report Claims 50% Of Its Users Are Fake
As it is Burns day we think the words of Scotland's national poet serve pereftly as a warning to Silicon Valley nerds with world domination ambitions: "The best lain schemes o' mice and men gang aft agley."
One such world domination wannabe for whom things have gang agely in the past year is Facebook supremo Mark Zuckerberg. But as badly as things have gone for Facebook since the Cambridge Analytica data privacy scandal broke one year ago, in conformation of Murphy's law ("No matter how bad things are thery can always get worse," a new report froma team of researchers, led by a former coleague of Mark Zuckerberg at Harvard who helped Zuck create one of the original Facebook prototypes, suggests the reality of the company's circumstances is even more dire than investors realize.

No Deal, No Problem: World Runs On WTO Rules These Days - OECD Chief
As the deadlock in the UK Paliament over Brexit continues and the political establishment mainstream media panic over the prospect of the UK leaving the EU with no trade deal, José Ángel Gurría Treviño, Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), has confirmed that the world’s advanced economies are “absolutely” able to cope with a No Deal Brexit, and that the OECD would help the United Kingdom to make it happen in “the most seamless possible way”.

Davos 2019: As 1500 Private Jests Descend On The Small Swiss Resort, Climate Change Is High On The World Economic Forum Agenda
Every year leading figures from business, politics and entertainment gather at the World Economic Forum to discuss the world's most pressing problems. This year's theme is "Globalization 4.0: Shaping a Global Architecture in the the Fourth Industrial Revolution". The summit is a meeting of the global influencers from politics to business, culture and the media. During the week these elite will meet and discuss a range of topics, including the economy, climate change and international relations.

Teenage Girl Felt Like 'Just A Toy To Mess About With', Court Told

A teenager who was groomed to have sex with a group of Muslim men told a jury in Bradgord Crown Court the abuse made her feel was “just a toy to mess with.” Now in her mid-twenties, the woman told the Court she turned to alcohol and cocaine and started self - harming as coping mechanisms. She was coerced into having sex with the men in turn after they began arriving at her house when she was 16, she alleged.

Yellow Vests Protest Merkel-Macron Plan To Integrate Defence, Foreign Policy

The left wing wankerati will not doubt be screaming about racism and xenophobia when they learn of the latest exploits of the German Yellow Vest movement who were out protesting against the latest step Hausfrau - Volksfuhrer Merkel and The Boy Macron have taken towards politically integrating Germany and France, on which Original Boggart Blog and The Daily Stirrer have been following developments ...

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel exchange the French-German friendship treaty during the signing ceremony, on January 22, 2019 in the town hall of Aachen, western Germany. (Photo by LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP/Getty Images)

The left wing wankerati will not doubt be screaming about racism and xenophobia when they learn of the latest exploits of the Yellow vest movement. This time it is the German branch of the movement who were out in the streets protesting against the latest step Hausfrau - Volksfuhrer Merkel and The Boy Macron have taken towards politically integrating Germany and France, a plot not mentioned by mainstream media but on which Original Boggart Blog and The Daily Stirrer have been following developments

The Yellow Vests, Deplorables and Gammons Are Here To Stay

The Gilets Jaunes (yellow vest)movement, which began as a Facebook group for dissatisfied French drivers almost a year ago and since the Macron government proposed a hike in fuel taxes for petrol and diesel cars spakred the first street protests, has mushroomed into a people's rebellion against globalism and corporatism. It has worried the French establishment and succeeded in forcing the usually arrogant and imperious President Macron into offering what globalist fellow travellers in mainstream media call major concessions from the government,

The Davosocracy Gang Gather As Globalism Goes Into Retreat Worldwide

As is usual at this point in January the world’s financial and political elite are assembling in the Davos - Kloisters ski resort in the Swiss Alps for the World Economic Forum. These people, who have travelled by private jet, often half way round the wold to get to the jolly, their vision of ever-closer commercial and political ties, i.e. a totalitarian world government made up of appointees from the political, business and academic elite...

'Yellow Vests' Protests Becoming A Revolution - 10th Weekend of Civil Unrest in France
Yellow vest demonstrators gathered in the French capital on Saturday for the 10th consecutive weekend of anti-government protests titled "Act 10". Protesters filled the streets of Paris and other cities in France, with thousands of police standing guard. Earlier, President Emmanuel Macron launched his “national debates” on the crisis.

Liberal News SiteBuzzFeed Pillorioed On Social Media After Fake News 'bombshell' on Mueller & Trump
Since Trump's vicory in the 2016 election wild accusations that he collaborated with the Russian government have been flung about none of which have been supported by a shred of credible evidence. This week the strongly liberal buzzfeed online news site ran a story that Trump ordered his lawyer to lie to Congress, left leaning media went into meltdown ...

Google Staff Outrage When Boss Uses The Word Family - It's sexist, HomophobiC and Offensive

A Google executive has 'trigggered' many of the fragile snowflakes employed by the wannabe World Domination Corp. by using the word “family” in a weekly, corporate presentation, according to internal documents leaked to The Daily Caller News Foundation (DCNF).Many employees became angry when the word was used while discussing a product marketed to children, because it implied that families have children, the documents reveal.

Furious Yellow Vest protestors Clash with police ahead of Macron's summit with Mayors
France's crisis surrounding the presidency of Emmanuel Macron’s and his elitist style of governing continued to escalate today as poll showed Marcon's approval ratings plummeting to new lows and protestors staging angry demonstrations across the country. The so called Gilets Jaunes (yellow vests) protests which started in November have previously been confined to weekends but are now starting to take place throughout the week.

Brexit Is Now About More Than Leaving The EU

Until now we have not posted anything in the past few days on Brexit. Our position is well know to our readers, let's face it, the saturation coverage left nothing new to be said. The whole thing is a craptangle, but it was obvious from when the Conservative Party engineered a situation in which Theresa May was left as the only candidate for the leadership that there could be no other outcome.

Asia Bibi Case Shows UK Government Loves Extremists, Bans Those Persecuted By Extremism
In November 2018 it was reported by mainstream media that the Pakistani Christian mother of five, Asia Bibi (aslo called Ayissa Noreen), imprisoned and sentenced to death by a Muslim court in Pakistan for drinking from a cup used by Muslim women, after having her sentence commuted, was released to live in a fundamentalist Muslim community. Though fearing for her own life and the lives of her children Asia was not offered political asylum by the British government

Sweden to end months without a government
Since the inconclusive election in September 2018, in an example of the pro EU, globalist political establishment showing contempt for the democratically expressed wishes of the people, Sweden has been without an effective government as establishment parties, supported by mainstream media and the EU conspired to deny the Eurosceptic Sweden Democrats the share of power they had earned at the election...

55 Men Arrested over Alleged Child Sex Abuse in Bradford Area, England

West Yorkshire Police have arrested 55 men in connection with alleged historic child sexual abuse. Detectives investigating allegations grooming and sexual abuse of under age girls and vulnerable young women in the Kirklees region of Yorkshire have arrested 55 men as part of an ongoing investigation. Arrests in the case began back in November 2018, but details have only just ben released. The individuals were arrested from addresses in West Yorkshire Police revealed today.

First Swedish Yellow Vest Protest -Female speaker: “Put feminism on hold for 10-20 years”
A Demonstration held in central Stockholm last weekrnd was the first major event in Sweden to feature Yellow Vests. There have been previous small protests by groups of people wearing the symbolic yellow vests but the weekend's even represents an escalation in support of the movement. This time, people gathered at Norrmalmstorg to show their dissatisfaction with how Sweden is governed.

LITTLE ISTANBUL: Turkish Muslims have made Germans feel like foreigners in their own country When Turks buy a building, they don’t allow any German people to move in. The next thing you know, there is a mosque and soon the whole neighborhood has become a ‘NO GO Zone’ for non-Muslims.

Globalisation, The Davosocracy and the Pushback
French writer and political philosopher Renaud Camus, who found fame (or notoriety perhaps,) as the first academic to propose the theory of the “Great Replacement (link goes to French language video),” aired his thoughts to news reporters about the wave of riots and civil unrest that has rocked France over the past two months, giving his opinion that the recent “Yellow Vest” protests are a grassroots reaction against the Davos elite who view working people as worthless “human Nutella.”

Globalisation, The Davocracy and the Pushback
French writer and political philosopher Renaud Camus, who was the first academic to propose the theory of the “>Great Replacement ” aired his thoughts about the wave of riots and civil unrest that has rocked France over the past two months, saying the recent “Yellow Vest” protests are a grassroots reaction against the Davos elite who view working people as worthless “human Nutella.”

UK academic says Integrity Initiative fatally hurt by leaks
The Integrity Initiative, a UK based NGO set up to combat fake news by spreading the fake news governments want us to see is in trouble, in fact some of its critics say it is so damaged by leaks revealing the organisation dismissed true reports as misinformation and promoted goverment favourable narratives which were fabricated to divert and distract attention from those organisations trying to report events with integrity ...

Macron May Trigger EU Wide Crisis With Yellow Vest Crackdown
With no sign of an end to their protests, the Yellow Vest movement looks to have created the perfect storm of economic, political and social problems for political novice turned national leader, President Emmanuel Macron [ ... ] Ignoring the problem made him look weak. All he can do to get himself out of the situation is forget his globalist handlers, put France first, resign and step aside for new elections,

'Hate Speech' Convictions In Sweden Soar Tenfold As Government Cracks Down On Critics Of It's Loonytoons Migration Policy
Swede Tomas Åberg, who leads online hate speech monitoring vigilante monitoring “Näthatsgranskaren” w tax funds hich is funded by taxpayers money to carry out the task it's self - righteous supporters appointed themselves for, that of mass reporting European Swedes who write critical coments about mass immigration and its damaging effects on society on Facebook and other social media sites.

Google is the enemy and must be destroyed, or freedom dies forever
"Don't be evil," the corporate motto read in the early days, although that has now been dropped because it became something of an embarrassment when people worked out it was incomplete, the full version read, "Don't be evil, that's our job."The Google empire is anything but a force for good ...

Organizer Of Macron’s ‘Grand Debate’ With Yellow Vests Is One Of His Elitist cronies
Macron's plan for a nationwide public debate, seeking on the Gilets Jaunes protests, got off to a start typical of the Marcon administration's bumbling incompetence. As arrangements were made for launching the campaign, which promised to give the people a voice, the spotlight immediately fell on to the extravagant salary being paid to the government official responsible for organizing it.

Prominent Hedge Fund Manager Sees Dollar Losing Reserve Currency Status
While the liberal democracies, having allowed Cultural Marxists to infiltrate government at every level and implement socially and economically disruptive policies Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater, the world's biggest Hedge Fund believes now is a good time to reflect on China’s progress towards its goal of replacing the USA as the world's most powerful nation.

UK Government Loves Extremists, bans Opponents Of Extremism
If it sometimes seems possible to the causual obsrver that the UK government has greater committment to Islam than to serving the interests of Christian and secular people who make up the vast majority of the population, it will seem blatantly obvious after you have read this article.

After Triggering Mass Migration Crisis, Germany Bribing Foreigners To Leave
Though Angela Merkel clings to power the effects of her 'open doors' immigration policy damage Germany. It may amuse nationalists to observe as, with one face the pledges support for a United Nations initiative to open all national borders, while with the other she tries to persuade German voters she has listened to public opinion and understands her mass immigration policy is abhorred by a majority of voters ...

De — Dollarisation: More Nations backing Away From The US$
In a year which saw the global geopolitical spiralling back towards cold war polarisation, with the weaponisation of currencies, the global community is dividing into two camps, those nations that still support using the US$, and those that favour the new methods of settling accounts through technological payment systems that need no reserve curencies, only a few trusted currencies.

Japanese researchers develop a prototype humandroid to replace human labourers
There's no doubt about it, scientidts are a creepy - weird, dangerously obsessive bunch of wankers. They would rather be machines than people. But to stop them feeling like emotionally crippled losers because of their machine - like behaviour, they want to replace all the rest of us with machines. Now I can understand why scientists want to develop sex robots ...

Is The UK Foolish To Leave The EU

This question, worded slightly differently, comes up innumerable times in comment or Q & A threads on websites. Here's a near pefect answer from a fellow warrior for liberty and opponent of Euronaziism,
Barney Lane: Is Brexit a foolish idea? Brexit means Britain is in the EU but is now leaving it. Which part is foolish, the being in part or the leaving part?

Leaked Documents Reveal Facebook's Biased, Convoluted Censorship Policies
Since the phrase 'fake news' entered the vernacular, Facebook has employed thousands of human moderators to identify what is and is not acceptable content to be posted on the censorious social media website, not to replace the 'Artificial Intelligence' automated moderation system but to make the judgements 'Artificial Intelligence' cannot

The Importance Of Freedom Of Speech and Information
Politically Correct attitudes try to dictate to us how we should behave towards each other with the emphasis on not saying anything likely to cause offence (sic),which seriously inhibits our right to express opinions. Well let’s be straight, what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger and hurt feelings never killed anybody.

Yellow Vests Don’t Take Christmas Vacations
For the seventh weekend in succession protestors in Yellow Vests (the Gilets Jaunes) have been out in the streets of Paris, making a public spectacle of their disillusionment with the elists government of President Emmanuel Macron. In spite of Chrstmas celebreations the yellow vests continued their bid to forece the resignation of Macron.

Security Expert: Sweden is “On the Way to Civil War”


International security consultant Olle Fjordgren has issued a stark warning that his native Sweden is “on the way to civil war” as a result of the problems caused by mass immigration, a soft justice system that often seems to blame victims of crime as much as the prepetrators, and inability to tackle lawlessness among immigrants in the country’s expanding “no go zones” where crime is rampant.

Sweden: Authorities cancel traditional Christmas concerts, promote Islamic events
Sweden’s, and perhaps the world’s largest outdoor Christmas concert “Oh Holy Night”, which traditionally airs on Christmas Eve each year, has been cancelled, SVT news reports. This is most likely part the Swedish governmenmt's policy of suppressing European traditions in order not to offend migrants, Muslim extremists, who steal, rape and murder in the knowledge that courts will be lenient because "asking immigrant to obey Swedish law is racist ...

Extremist Muslim Group Influence Government Report On IslamophobiaControversial Muslim activist group MEND, which has ben involved in promoting extremism as well as lobbying the government in support of further Islamification of british institutions, has “exerted decisive intellectual influence” in the government's first report from a think tank looking at Islamophobia in Britain, according to a research note.

Media’s hyping of Russia threat a ‘grotesque absurdity’ says veteran investigative reporter John Pilger
Investigative journalist John Pilger has called out the “grotesque absurdity” of those in the Western media who hype the so-called threats from Russia and China to Cold War levels, in an interview with RT’s Going Underground.

Rape Gang Found Guilty of Sexually Abusing Oxford School Girl
Following on from a previous report on this page, about an Oxford grooming gang that lured young girls to their "shag wagon", three men have been now been found guilty of historic sexual offences against an Oxford school girl who was groomed and raped from the age of 14.

UN Migration Pact: Which Governments Are Prepared To Sell Out Their People?
The United Nation’s Global Compact for migration since being discussed and adopted by leaders and opinion makers from around the world at the Marrakech conference in Morocco this month, it has had a very divisive effect around the world from both the public and their respective governments as wannabe global government The United Nations Organisation seeks to make migration a human right

“Britain’s political class could see a revolution like they’ve never seen before,” yellow vests UK warn
Yellow Vest movement hits UKThe Yellow Vest movement, which started in france and has spread to The Netherlands, Belgium, Austria and Spain is not on course to end anytime soon, with British activists taking to the streets of London last Friday. They donned the appropriate hi vis waistcoats and blocked traffic on Westminster Bridge, one of the main rover crossings in London, chanting pro-Brexit slogans.

Yellow Vests Week 5 And Bare Breasted Mariannes
After France’s Yellow Vests rebellion turned violent last week during the fourth week of protest against the government of Emmanuel Macron, this weekend’s protests (week 5) saw a further escalation in the protesters anger against the government, which they claim is for the rich and foreign nations rather than the people of France. Well as this news site has always said, that is what globalism is all about.

Bare-Breasted ‘Mariannes’ Confront Macron’s Riot Police Thugs As Yellow Vests Second French Revolution Gathers Momentum
After France’s rebellion of the Yellow Vests protest against the globalist, elitist government of Emmanuel Macronturned violent last week this weekend’s protests (week 5) saw a further escalation in the anger against the government, which they claim is for the rich and foreign nations rather than the people of France. Again vast number of police, around 70,000 according to unofficial reports, have been mobilized across France in an effort to suppress the protesters,

Bare-Breasted 'Mariannes' Confront Macron's Riot Police Thugs As Yellow Vests Second French Revolution Gathers Momentum
After France's rebellion of the Yellow Vests turned violent last week during the fourth wek of protest against the globalist, elitist govertnment of Emmanuel Macron, this weekend's protests (week 5) saw a futher escalation in the protesters anger against the government, which they claim is a government for the rich and for foreign nations rather than the people of France. Well as this news site has always said, that is what globalism is all about.

The Truth About Climate Change Is Not On The Cover Of The Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone was once a decent music magazine, in fact my title references a Dr. Hook song lyric which made the claim that you have ‘arrived’ when you get your picture on the cover of the Rolling Stone. Alas, like so much connected with music, entertainment and Hollywood, The Rolling Stone has disappeared up its own arse. Now, instead of sticking with what it is good at, Rolling Stone fancies itself as a left wing opinion maker ...

EU To Reduce Dependence On US Dollar As Sanctions Hit Trade With Iran
Plans to reduce European Union dependence on the US dollar have been rumoured for a while now, as China’s alternative to the Petrodollar continues to gain strength. The EU is not signing up to the move by Russia, China and the other BRICS bloc nations to replace the dollar but are thinking involvement with the emerging economies bid to break US economic hegemony will improve the 27 member Union’s ability to run an independent foreign policy ...

G20 Elitists Club Teetering On The Edge Of The Abyss
Ten years after The G20 first convened to bring together the leaders of world’s main powers and controllers of natural resources. The Group of 20 was doomed from the start. Russia and China were never going to agree to US economic hegemony, the European Union nations were never going to accept Saudi Arabian human rights abuses and some of the third world nations were never going to be happy with the liberal west's LGBT rights.

Mass Arrests In Paris As “Gilets Jaunes” Protests Go Into Third Week, Spread To Belgium
As the violent protests of the so?—?called Gilets Jaunes (Yellow vests,) which have spread to most major cities in France, with protestors angry at the policies of elitist president Emmanuel Macron, which they claim ignore the interests of the working and middle classes and favour the elites and the globalist corporations who support the move towards a federasl European superstate.

November 2018

UK Parliament Seizes Internal Facebook Documents
After Mark Zuckerberg has twice failed to respond to a summons to answer questions in front of a UK Parliamentary investigation into Facebook’s failure to protect users privacy, and hold accountable for the Cambridge Analytica data breach outrage, the U.K. Parliament has seized a cache of Facebook’s confidential documents

SJWs Infiltrate Google?—?Organise Rebellion Of The Humandroids
Thousands of Google employees staged walkouts in offices around the world earlier this month in protest at the company’s bias toward white males in its hiring policy and the alleged protection of senior employees accused of sexual harassment and assault.

Have Mainstream Media Seen Through Facebook And Google At Last Mainstream media has seen through Google and Facebook at last, it seems. For years print and broadcast news have heaped praise on digital media while tech corporations like Google and Facebook censored content and filtered their rivals pages out of search results.

The Full Orwell - UK Government Comes Over All Big Brother
In a stealthy, or to be more accurate, creepy move that bypasses the democratic process the British government, without debate in our elected assembly, without media coverage and without the authority of law, the UK Government has usurped to itself the power to take biometric data from all of us and store it in ...

The Dark Motives Behind The FUKUS axis Regime Change In Libya


At around that time, a coalition of western powers, France, The UK and The USA (the FUKUS axis,) had deposed the Libyan dictator Muammar Gadaffi and turned Libya from the most prosperous and socially advanced nation on the African continent to a chaotic failed state with three rival factions, the Islamists, tribal warlords and gangsters all claiming to be the legitimate government.

Nations Rebel Against The UN Migration Pact The UN's Global Compact for Migration sets out nonbinding guidelines for an integrated approach to international migration. DW looks at the agreement and at why some nations are vehemently against it. The compact is based on belief that the world needs to cooperate if massive migration flows are to be managed in a humane manner, while still taking account of the values of state sovereignty ...

Russian Gold Reserves Hit Putin-Era High, Buying Frenzy Accelerates
The move to dump the US dollar as the main reserve currency for international trade seems to be gatherinmg momenum in spite of US sanctions mania when smaller countries will not obey wasdhington's diktat.

Bloomberg's Yuliya Fedorinova and Olga Tanas report today that the Bank of Russia has more than doubled its monthly gold purchases, bringing the share of bullion in its international reserves to the highest of Putin’s 17 years in power, according to World Gold Council data.

Genetically Engineering The Apocalypse

Scientists tend to get carried away with enthusiasm fort theor latest idea, which they invariably claim will bring great benefits to humankind. The problem with such enthusiasm is, with their minds focused on prestigious awards, research grants and lucrative publishing deals, these rather immature people do not often think of the undesirable consequences of their creations.


October 2018

Top Cop Slams Politicised ‘Hate Crime’ Obsession, Demands Focus on Real Crime

One of the UK’s highest ranking police officers has attacked the government's policy of prioritising “hate crimes,” over serious crimes such as theft, vandalism, violence and fraud, calling for officers to be reassigned to investigate more burglaries and violent attacks by focusing on “core policing.”

gettyimages-898778760-640x480 Most British people agree police have lost control of the streets because of politically correct government policies

One of the UK’s highest ranking police officers has attacked the government's policy of prioritising “hate crimes,” over serious crimes such as theft, vandalism, violence and fraud, calling for officers to be reassigned to investigate more burglaries and violent attacks by focusing on “core policing.”

National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) Chair Sara Thornton CBE also said she did not want to see “misogyny” and offensive comments about women specified in law as hate crimes. One can only hope she feels the same about truthful criticisms of Islam, which glorifies misogyny, violence and rape.

Grooming Gangs: Police Ignored Mother's Pleas to Find Charlene Because She Was Working Class

Elites Losing The War On Cash? Sweden U-Turns On 'Cashless Society' Agenda
Sweden was leading the the War On Cash, the ruling elite had pushed the idea that a cashless society would protect citizens from crime and be more convenient. There was no mention that in a cashless society we would completely surrender control of our money to banks, and our privacy in financial matters to government security agencies...

Presentiment?—?Can Your Body Sense Future Events Without Any External Clue?

Recent work at the limits of scientific enquiry is looking at the phenomenon of presentiment (knowing stuff is going to happen before it happens) Research in this area is discovering our bodies may anticipate events below our level of normal consciousness. This is entirely consistent with the work already done in the physics associated field, Quantum Entanglements.

Lancashire Bans ‘Cruel' Halal Meat From Schools, But Some Councils ‘Kow-tow to Islam’ and Serve Halal
In a rare example of politicians putting British values first, Lancashire council voted to cease serving meat from animals that are not stunned before slaughter in schools. Although it signals a step in the right direction after a decade of leftists pushing officials towards favouring Islamic communities over Secular and Christian citizens, around one in 10 UK councils are still supplying sharia compliant halal meat to schools .

Scaremongering IPCC Pushes Climate Hysteria With Latest Doomsday Report
Those discredited jokers, gropers and fake scientists of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have surpassed themselves in the idiocy stakes in their latest report (Summary for Policy Makers linked below). It is just a rephrased version of the farrago of adjusted data, dubious science, wailing and gnashing of teeth and eco-fascistic edicts on how we shall all live our lives in the future.

Universal Basic Income Is Silicon Valley’s Latest Scam…The plan is no gift to the masses, but a tool for our further enslavement
A daft idea from socialist intellectual idiots that has quickly acquired sacred cow status among the mindless mobs that make up 'the left' is Universal Basic Income. Among the most prominent champions of UBI are a clutch of Silicon Valley billionaires, whose complete lack of ethical awareness and track record for exploiting low paid workers should make us wonder why we continue to support their shoddy products.

Censorship Comes To The Internet - Goodbye Free Speech
Censorship has always been a sore point in democratic societies, without the right to free speech democracy does not exist. So why have we for years now been willing to tolerate the efforts of Silicon Valley high tech corporations and their left - leaning (that's left as in Chairman Mao or Pol Pot,) been willing to tolerate this.

How Many Times Can Dr. Merkel-Who Regenerate Her Government
>This week the new series of Doctor Who launched amid much ballyhoo about The Doctor being played for the first time by a woman. While many pedantic Whooverans are appalled and complain that the lead role belongs to a man, in my opinion Jodie Whittaker (best known to date for Broadchurch,) the thirteenth Doctor Who, looks as if she may be the best Doctor since David Tennant.


Algorithms Are No Better At Telling The Future Than Tarot Cards Or A Crystal BallAccording to a new report “An increasing number of businesses are investing in advanced technologies that can help them forecast the future”. It’s true , almost every day we see supposedly intelligent people who believe that with things called ‘Data Science’, ‘Artificial Intelligence,’ and ‘Big Data’, machines can already be relied on to make better decisions than humans, and that soon computers will surpass us in actual intelligence.

E.U. Parliament Members Call for Facebook Audit, Competition Law Overhaul
Though not widely reported (well the proceedings were boring,) a number of parliamentary hearings in the European Parliament and the elected assemblies of member nations, have investigated Facebook’s user data breach scandal involving the data thieves Cambridge Analytica. European Union MEPs, including those from Britain have called for a full audit of the social media company and an overhaul of E.U. competition law.

Vaccine Damaged Child Compensated By US Special Vaccine Court. As they started their family, Mooresville residents Theresa and Lucas Black dutifully got their children immunized, never doubting their doctor’s word that vaccines are safe and necessary. But their faith in those promises was shaken in 2001, when their 3-month-old daughter, Angelica, developed life-threatening seizures and brain damage just three days after getting several vaccinations.

How Many More Lives Does Angela Merkel Have Left?
Germany was the most prosperous and stable democracy in Europe under Hausfrau - Volksfuhrer Merkel until she won her third term as Chanellor. That victory had the same effect as being declared divine once had on Roman Emperors. Merkel began to believe she could change the world by supporting schemes to unite Europe under a single government and flood the continent with third world migrants. And she believed she could succeed because Germans, the ignorant masses, would march in lockstep behind her.


Supreme Court Fiasco Shows The US Democratic Party Is No Friend Of Democracy
A look at the way efforts by the US Democratic Party to shaft Trump have backfired on them. Trump is no politician for sure, he's undiplomatic, confrontational, crude, economical with the truth when it suits him, and very direct in expressing his views (a change from the mealy mouthed equivocation favoured by most politicians, but whatever his failings, he's a smart operator and he's outwitting the Democrats every time.

How Can The 'Left' Talk Of Equality When They Don't Tolerate Diversity Of Opinion
One of the first things I learned at my Grandfather's knee was the importance of free speech and of exposure to different ides and shades of opinion. Grandad had been a member of the Labour party before World War One and had lived through the class wars early in the twentieth century. My Dad was a Labour man too, until as a newspaper reporter, he learned things about socialism that shocked him.

Brexit has terrified 'Brussels bubble' - German insider The EU elite "lost faith in their own appeal and abilities" following the Brexit referendum vote and the surge in support for nationalist parties. The knee jerk response of the Brussels bubble was to try (and fail) to punish Britain for defing Brussels in the same way as they had punished small nations like Greece, Portugal and Ireland, which in their perception was the only way to prevent the EU breaking apart.

How Russia plans to disentangle its economy from US dollar
The Russian Finance Ministry this week officially revealed a plan to end the country's dependence on the US dollar for foreign trade. Economic analysts are warning it will be a long process, but Russia and China, with support from Iran and a number of other oil rich countriies whose oil trade is restricted by US use of the petrodollar to manipulate makets, are several years along the road to economic independence alredy ... MORE in Currency Wars

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