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The Daily Stirrer, November 2010 (for breaking news skip to News Feeds)

We were a bit late setting up the December holding page for the Daily Stirrer. Sorry about that if you have been wondering where our daily updates had gone. 4 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.
Cashless Britain

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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 ...

Honourable mention: Scientists create robo-sex games console

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.
Cashless Britain

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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 ...

Honourable mention: Scientists create robo-sex games console

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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Cameron Fails To Secure E. U. Budget Cut.
David Cameron has failed in an attempt to rally other EU governments behind a British proposal to cut Brussels spending by 210 billion between 2014 and 2020 ...

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The delicately balanced global climate talks in Cancn suffered a serious setback last night when Japan categorically stated its opposition to extending the Kyoto protocol the binding international treaty that commits most of the world's richest countries to making emission cuts. The Kyoto protocol was adopted in Japan in 1992 by 16 major emitting countries, who committed themselves to cut emissions by
Starlings In Flight
Just to take your mind off the snow.

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 ...
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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 ...

RELATED POSTS: Cancun Climate Conference Will Ignore Big QuestionsThis years international conferrence on climate change is taking place in Cancun, Mexico this week. Will it be any more successful that last years fiasco in Copenhagen? Unlikely unless the politicians grpw some balls, kill the scientists, sideline the limp wristed politically correct wimp Obama and face up to the read causes of climate problems which all come back to one thing, TOO MANY PEOPLE.

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...

Leading Sceptic's Climate Change U Turn?When one of the world's best known climate change deniers starts talking about how we can deal with climate related problems you might expect the climate scienceology cultists to be cheering. They are remarkably quiet however about Bjorn Lomborg's new book because it reveals he has never been a climate change denier as he was dubbed but was merely questioning the shaky science on which the carbon driven AGW case was based ...
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.
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
. Protest March Against Irish Cuts

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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

more on Euro crisis:
Germany Fuels EMU Crisis

************************* 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.

read full story:Student Protesters Plan Day Of Mayhem

Prominent among the protestors will be Labour Party activists...

See, we told you they were Nazis

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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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Ireland's Financial Crisis
Ireland's Financial CrisisDublin to announce the details of its four-year austerity plan at 2pm. Bailout package expected to total 85bn. Spain, Portugal and even Belgium come under pressure
Ireland Austerity Plan To Cost Each Household 3000
Anger grows as the country braces for more economic hardship
Japan: The Land Of Rising Debt
Huge deficit and a falling population invoke memories of deflation days.


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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Flogging Good With Junk Science Felicity Lawrence: The food industry's health claims regularly get knocked down by Europe. Is Andrew Lansley set to make its life easier?The EFSA panel found that all 12 studies submitted by Yakult for its proprietary strain of probitoic bacteria, Lactobacillus casei shirota, were inadequate to support its claim that its products maintained immune defences against the common cold ...

George Monbiot: The Bill For PFI Contracts Is An Outrage
George Monbiot: The great racket that was private finance now robs the taxpayer of billions that should be spent on nurses and teachers
You've been told that nothing is sacred; that no state spending is safe from being cut or eroded through inflation. You've been misled. As the new public spending data released by the government shows, a 267bn bill has been both ringfenced and index-linked. This sum, spread over the next ...

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
The Daily Telegraph: Interesting proposal from the Sutton Trust that children should take GCSEs at 14. The idea is that they could then make an informed decision about which path to follow, an academic, vocational or technical one. Im conflicted about this. On the one hand, it sounds like a justification for +14 grammar schools, albeit 14-19 grammars as
RELATED POSTS: Coalition Government Urged To Make PFI Profiteers To Repay Funds The PFI Scrooges
Labour's loony spending on NHS private finance schemes.
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Cost Of Aircraft Carriers Comes Under Scrutiny
Memory Wiping Drug
Maternity Care On Verge Of Breakdown


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:

RELATED POSTS: Bond Villain Targets BritainBill Gross, the world's biggest bond investor might have voted for Obama hnd has some sympathy for Labour because they talk of creating jobs, but he thinks the British economy is in worse shape than anyone is going to admit and is quite willing to take advantage of our vulnerability.
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.
All The People Who Never Had A Job?Information released by the government shows one point four million Britons have never had a job. A Boggart Blog investigtion shows the unemployment problem is further reaching. Many of the waged do not have proper jobs, they are public sector tax eaters whose candy floss jobs have been created onlu to make the unemployment statistics look better.
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
The Truth About Education, The Economy, Crime and Everything
The Future Is Cancelled
Whom The Gods Would Destroy
Interesting Times
Jobless Economy
Magic Money
Holy City
And You Thought We Were Joking
Demonizing Credit Default Swaps Bond Vigilante Bill Gross
Labour Isn't Working
Patient Affairs Officer - Public Service Non Jobs
Debt Crisis
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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Ireland's Euro Crisis
A roundup of our Debt Crisis posts
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and the human cost of the Jobs Crisis


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 ...

One more time - we told you so:
Cameron Warns Against Protectionism
Immigration - The Elephant In The Room
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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 Imminent Potash 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.
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.
from The Daily Stirrer
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.
As the Doha trade talks enter their tenth year ...

Africa's Cotton Plight
opinion: When we protect our trade we harm Africa

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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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Lib Dems Planned To Drop Tuition Fees Pledge
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.

And here's an interesting snippet seen in The Daily Telegraph:
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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.

read full storyEnergy Bills To Rise This Winter

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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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Unemployment in the UK rose by 48,000 in the quarter to December 2011. The figure of people without jobs now stands at 2.67 million, a jobless rate of 8.4 per cent, the worst figure since the end of 1995. The number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance rose by ...


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

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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 ...

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5 November 2010
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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 ...

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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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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."

Read news reportPassengers Face Ludicrous Safeguards
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29 October 2010
News, Opinion and Comment

New Air Travel Tax
An increase in flight taxes that will add 100 to the cost of many family holidays threatens to end the benefits brought to the British economy and its people by air travel, British Airways has warned.

US Fiscal Trainwreck Fears
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He painted a bleak outlook for the world's biggest economy in a commentary for the Financial Times, saying while President Barack Obama's stimulus package prevented another depression, it was coming to an end with nothing to take its place.
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E U Budget Plans Frighten BondholdersInvestors face large potential losses on eurozone debt under German plans likely to win backing from EU leaders on Friday risking a boycott of Greek, Irish, and Portuguese bonds.

I'm A Eurosceptic, Says CameronJames Kirkup writes in The Daily Telegraph: Ill post more on this soon, but Ive just come out of David Camerons press conference here in Brussels. I asked him a question thats been on my mind (and many others) for some time: Are you a Eurosceptic? Mr Camerons answer: Yes.

BoJo atacks Cameron's Housing Benefit Cap
Government housing reforms were under attack on multiple fronts as council home associations predicted they would backfire by driving up overall welfare bills and Boris Johnson warned against "Kosovo-style social cleansing" of poorer people from cities such as London. Downing Street moved to squash growing ministerial dissent by signalling there would be no retreat from ...

The Housing Benefit Cut Will Not Be A Vote Loser
Here is my column from this mornings paper (the printed version has a few sub-editing cuts): There seems, at the moment, to be a competition among the political classes to describe the Coalitions housing benefit cuts in the most lurid and tasteless possible terms. They are, were told, a final solution for the poor and a

Great Forest Sell Off
The government's plan to put half of England's state-owned forests up for sale might raise billions, but what will we lose?

The dog walkers arrive early at Cardinham Woods. It's still another hour before the cafe in the old woodsman's cottage starts serving walnut cake and bowls of stew, but already the car park is filling with vehicles containing excitable dogs yelping to be released on to the muddy forest trails heading up towards the steep valley flanks. The dense rain cloud resting ...

Now They Are Demolishing My Prejudices
From Trafalgar Square walk down Whitehall to Downing Street and stop. From this point on, the government in the 1960s wanted you to enter somewhere quite different, a British Stalingrad of concrete and glass slabs stretching to Westminster Abbey and Victoria Street. It was to obliterate acres of the city where now stand the Foreign Office, the Treasury, Richmond Terrace and New Scotland Yard, as far as the houses of parliament and across to St James's Park.
Perhaps one day a 21st Century Society battling to preserve Canary Wharf will emulate the heroes of our Victorian heritage ...

Modern Fiction Just Not Up To Scatch
The shortlist of titles for the Guardian First Book award has been announced. But even before deliberations reached this stage, the prize has become the source of a debate about the direction the publishing world is taking.

Book competitions have a habit of spawning rows: who should really have won, who should never have been a finalist and so on. But this year's Guardian first book award managed to set off a fierce debate, even before the shortlist had been announced, and it was all down to a tweet from one of the judges...

28 October 2010
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Could Liberalism Be Genetic
Liberalism may be genetic, according to a new study published by Cambridge University Press: Liberals may owe their political outlook partly to their genetic make-up, according to new research from the University of California, San Diego, and Harvard University. Ideology is affected not just by social factors, but also by a dopamine receptor gene called

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Is the world running out of food, alongside oil, metals, water and much else?

The answer to this question, according to a recent OECD and UN Food and Agriculture Organisation report is a definitive no; global agricultural production is on track to satisfy the expected long-term increase in demand, the OECD reckons.

Yet it's little thanks to public policy, which in combination with the current craze among financial speculators for commodities, seems hell bent on driving up prices to what for millions of the world's poor may be starvation levels ...

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America Like A Ponzi Scheme
US authorities are operating a "brazen" Ponzi scheme in government debt by buying trillions of dollars of bonds to stimulate the economy, according to Bill Gross, managing director of Pimco, the world's biggest bond house.

In a bid to restart the stalling recovery, the US Federal Reserve is next week expected to unveil a second round of quantitative easing (QE) of as much as $500bn, on top of the $1.2 trillion already completed.

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You Can't Keep A Bad Idea Down Tom Friedman writes: I confess, I find it dispiriting to read the polls and see candidates, mostly Republicans, leading in various midterm races while promoting many of the very same ideas that got us into this mess. Am I hearing right?

Lets have more tax cuts, unlinked to any specific spending cuts and while were still fighting two wars because that worked so well during the Bush years to make our economy strong and our deficit small. Lets immediately cut government spending, instead of phasing cuts in gradually, while were still mired in a recession because that worked so well ...

27 October 2010
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27 October 2010
Today's News:

Von Rompuy - Pumpuy is trying to fuck us through the back door.

The National Socialist Government of Federal Europe is making another bid to get its hands on the controls of the British state. Yes, that dirty little Belgian bastards Von Rompuy is trying to use the Lisbon Treaty to transfer control of Britain's finances to Brussels. In other words The Bastards of Belgium are trying to stick their Federal superstate ambitions up our national arse.

Now this story comes from the Daily Mail and we normally treat DailyMail EU scare stories with some scepticism. This one does check out however. Well we told you the Bureau Rats would not give up on their dream of world domination - ever.

European President Herman Van Rompuy intends to use a report on the economic crisis to press for sweeping reforms that will strengthen economic governance in the EU.
"Ah but aren't you over - reacting?" you might well ask. After all Coalition Dave promised us a referendum on any further transfers of sovereignty to Brussels. He did, and that's why Rompuy - Pumpuy is trying to stick it up us the back way.

Mr Van Rompuy also suggests that ministers should sidestep calls for a new treaty and try to force through the new measures using existing powers under the Lisbon Treaty.

Yeah well no worries, if Dave says he will look after us we can relax, he's a much bigger bloke than Von Rumpuy - Pumpuy you are probably thinking. Maybe so but Dave is a former Public School Boy so he will be used to taking it up the arse

You think?

Downing Street has indicated that David Cameron may be prepared to trade agreement on a new treaty in return for a deal to cap the EUs runaway budget.

Now don't you wish you had taken UKIP a bit more seriously at the election?

Hat tip to the Grumpy Old Twat for pointing us to this one.

UK Airlines Back Changes To Crazy Security Measures

from BBC News

Mr Broughton said some "completely redundant" security checks should go. The Department for Transport said there were no plans to change rules on checking laptops and shoes. Practices such as forcing passengers to take off their shoes should be abandoned, Mr Broughton added.

He also criticised the US for imposing ... UK Airlines Back Changes To Crazy Security Measures">read full story

also reported in The Guardian: UK Should Not Kowtow To U.S.

Virgin Media Ups Ante In Broadband Wars

Virgin Media is set to turn up the dial on its cable network, offering users speeds of up to 100Mbps (megabits per second). It aims to provide the service to over 50% of the UK by mid-2012, beginning in December with 200,000 homes in London, the Home Counties and West Yorkshire. It is the latest move in the race to bring super-fast broadband services to the UK. It will give new impetus to rival BT's ...
OPINION and COMMENT from around the web Osborne Needs Plan B To Deal With Banks
Supporters of cuts can still fear a recession. The lenders will pay no heed: demand and jobs must be kickstarted elsewhere

There must be a plan B. Yesterday's revelation that Britain's economic growth slowed from 1.2% to just 0.8% in the last quarter clearly indicates a stall, when it should be accelerating with the rest of Europe. Despite earlier spin making this rise better than a predicted 0.4%, George Osborne's recovery faces a blazing amber light. With cuts in public spending ahead and a swingeing rise in VAT in January, he needs a course adjustment ready for action. So tribal is British politics that a non-partisan response

Stalking Deer In Thrilling - Killing Them Is Necessary There are more deer in Britain than at any time in the last 1,000 years; the only humane way to manage them is to shoot them The chill of the morning air on your face, the fresh smell of the forest, the sound of the birds as you slowly make your way through the trees in search of a stag. Nothing compares to the thrill of the stalk. The feeling as you select a beast, approach it, take aim and fire to ensure a clean kill is unique, as is the feeling that you are doing something important. Deer stalking is more than simply shooting a deer. Deer can cause considerable damage to habitat, especially where their numbers exceed the available food supply. If the deer are unmanaged, the herd will grow too big and the deer will starve.

Polly Toynbee And The Final Solution

Polly Toynbee finally lost it on Monday. Faced with one of the most progressive governments in recent history, she simply cannot contain her outrage. From Primrose Hill, she looks out across the land and sees nothing but suffering. From next year, the Government will not pay more than 400 a week in housing benefit. Thats only 89 less than ...

Why Magical Thinking Works For Some People
Ray Allens pregame routine never changes. A nap from 11:30am to 1:00pm, chicken and white rice for lunch at 2:30, a stretch in the gym at 3:45, a quick head shave, then practice shots at 4:30. ... and though many coaches, teammates and fans snicker and shake their heads, a new study headed by Lysann Damisch at the University of Cologne and recently published in the journal Psychological Science suggests that we should all stop smirking and start

26 October 2010

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UK Economy Grows Faster Than Expected Following the rash of gloomy predictions that followed his announcement, the Chancellor is likely to be pleasantly surprised by the figures, which are the first to reflect the period of the new Coalition Government ...

Fears that Britain is sliding towards a double-dip recession receded today, after the UK economy grew by 0.8% in the last three months.

UK GDP grew twice as strongly as the City had expected between July and September, with most analysts expecting growth of just 0.4%. However this was still slower than the surprisingly robust growth of 1.2% recorded in the previous quarter.

The government also received a boost from ...

UK Economy Grows Twice As Fast As Predicted
GDP expanded 0.8 per cent, well above the 0.4 per cent predicted by economists, as the prospects of a double dip recession receded.

The latest figures improve the chances that Britain will be able to withstand the effects of the Government's austerity package and will reduce the likelihood of the Bank of England pumping more cash into the economy in the coming months.

Just a week ago, George Osborne announced cuts of 81 billion aimed at reducing the deficit and restoring credibility to the countrys finances.

Paul Krugman's Ignorance Of History
Adam Collyer hands the Nobel prize winning economist a lesson in economics.
Paul Krugman reckons the UK government is wrong to cut spending. Mr Krugman is a leading American economist, and indeed a Nobel prize-winner. Heres what he had to say:

Both the new British budget announced on Wednesday and the rhetoric that accompanied the announcement might have come straight from the desk of Andrew Mellon, the Treasury secretary who told President Herbert Hoover to fight the Depression by liquidating the farmers, liquidating the workers, and driving down wages. Or if you prefer more British precedents, it echoes the Snowden budget of 1931, which tried to restore confidence but ended up deepening the economic crisis.

The best guess is that Britain in 2011 will look like Britain in 1931, or the United States in 1937, or Japan in 1997. That is, premature fiscal austerity will lead to a renewed economic slump. As always, those who refuse to learn from the past are doomed to repeat it. Amazing that a Nobel-prize winning economist should be so ignorant of the history of a period that was so significant to economics as a discipline. The truth is that in Britain, at least, the real economic pain happened from 1929, when the stock market crashed, to 1931...read all

Jobs Grow Even In Recession The left continues to rubbish the Office for Budget Responsibility's forecast of 2m new private sector jobs by 2015-16. This morning the BBC's Evan Davis described it as "quite a claim", and according to the Grun, Alan Budd is going to be hauled before the Treasury Select Committee to confess his manifest pro-Tory bias.

But in truth - as we blogged a couple of days ago - Budd's forecasts do no more than suggest a return to the same sort of ...

25 October 2010
The Cancer Of Modern Life
Medical research insititutes continue to spend vast amounts of money on cancer research and the less level headed types involved, the boy - scientists twiiter about finding a cure for cancer as if it were one disease with a single identifiable cause. New research however suggests cancer is just one of the hazards of modern life. ( Health Menu )
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23 October 2010

Just one big crontroversy today but it is one we will be arguing about for years to come.

Coalition Needs To Come Clean About Labour's Failure On Energy
As we gloomily contemplate our present discontents, we should be pleased to learn that, to the outside world, the Comprehensive Spending Review looks good.

In the past few days, I have spoken to several people from America and Australia who are studying it with forensic interest. In France, where the modest suggestion that people should retire at 62 rather than 60 seems to have caused national paralysis, those who worry about deficits look enviously at our apparent readiness to take our medicine.

22 October 2010

Effin Hopeless: A Rant about the internet, ISPs, customer service and the general crappiness of everything.
As we regard the state of western civilisation with it's 'liberating' internet that puts all the information in the world (and fart lighting videos) at our fingertips, lives lived online by increasingly isolated and dysfunctional people, the ability of authoritarian governments to control information and the politicians parallel and contradictory exhortations to reduce our carbon footprint and start spending to get the economy back in growth we are entitled to ask "Why are you telling us everything is great when experience tells us everthing is very, very crappy." - read all Effin' Hopeless

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opinion-and-comment-daily-stirrer From: The Washington Examiner

Obama Speech About Car In A Ditch, Opponents Sippin' On A Slurpee Misfires
You've heard it a lot. Barack Obama describes the economic crisis by accusing Republicans of driving the nation's economy into the ditch and then sitting back and watching -- "sippin' on a Slurpee" -- while Obama and the Democrats did the dirty, exhausting work of pulling the car out of the ditch.

Recently, Obama used the Slurpee line at a rally with the First Lady at Ohio State on the 17th. At a fundraiser for Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland the same day. At a rally for Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick on the 16th. At a rally for Delaware Senate candidate Chris Coons on the 15th. At a fundraiser in Miami on the 11th. At a DNC rally in Philadelphia on the 10th. At a fundraiser in Chicago on the 7th. At a rally in Maryland on the same day. And so on. (The president seems to always use the image at big rallies, but not always at the high-dollar intimate fundraisers he also attends.)

Many people began rolling their eyes at, say, the 10th time they heard the Slurpee story. And on Tuesday, a reporter asked White House spokesman Robert Gibbs about it. Why Slurpees? Gibbs didn't have ...

We're not part of the American election but we have to say that Richard Pryor imprersonation Obama does is enbarrassingly bad.

The Islamic Republic Of Tower Hamlets
I have received a number of requests for a full transcript of my Channel 4 Dispatches film, broadcast in March, about Lutfur Rahman, just chosen as the new directly-elected mayor of Tower Hamlets. Lutfur was council leader at the time of the programme, a position from which he was subsequently removed. The full transcript is read all

Bond Markets Have Become The Latest Investment Bubble The benchmark five year gilt yield fell to a new low of 1.43 per cent on Thursday, which astonishingly takes it to a 25 basis point discount to that of its German bund counterpart. The UK Government likes to think of the record lows to which gilt yields have sunk to be a vote of

Education Gap Widened Under Labour

Theres a laughable headline in the Guardian this morning: State school pupils do better at GCSE. Technically, thats true. According to the latest tranche of examination statistics released by the Department for Education, 53.1% of GCSE candidates in state schools in 2010 managed to get five or more at grade C or above, including Maths

Savage Cuts And Social Cohesion
Of all the victims of George Osborne's Comprehensive Spending Review, none have more cause for complaint than local government. Councils are facing a 27 per cent cut in central funding, adjusted for inflation, by 2014-15. That compares with a 3.4 per cent cut for education, a 7.5 per cent cut for defence and a real terms increase for health. And thanks to the Coalition's two year freeze on council tax it will be difficult for councils to raise more money themselves to ease the pressure of this squeeze from the centre ...

The Chattering Classes Are Out Of Touch

Oh dear, oh dear. If you want an example of all the selfish little societies that coexist in the so-called United Kingdom, you have only to survey the public responses to the Coalition's "cuts". In how many ways is it possible to say how utterly unjust, disastrous, catastrophic the Comprehensive Spending Review will be for the wealth, health and happiness of everyone, while actually meaning dreadful, disastrous and catastrophic for ...

21 October 2010
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There Is No Plan B Says Osborne

In a phrase reminiscent of Margaret Thatcher's "no turning back" George Osborne yesterday told MPs there is no Plan B. In other words there are no other options on the table for the economic savation of the country than his drastic public spending cuts and efforts to reduce the budget deficit.

The Chancellor insisted that he will stick to his plan for cuts, even after economists suggested he should be prepared to change course if the UK economy slips back into recession.

Mr Osborne yesterday set out a four-year plan to eliminate the structural deficit in the public finances, cutting welfare payments and Whitehall departments budgets.

The Institute for Fiscal Studies, an independent think-tank, has warned that the deficit could turn out to be larger than expected, and suggested that Mr Osborne should review his plans after two years.

also reported in The Guardian The DSaily Stirrer is with Osborne on this. Retail Sales Fall
Retail sales in Britain unexpectedly fell last month as consumers started tightening their belts ahead of the government's austerity measures, fuelling fears that the economic recovery has stumbled. Retail sales have now fallen for two months in a row. Yesterday's spending review set out sweeping cuts to welfare, higher education and social housing which are likely to sap consumers' confidence further. "The second successive fall in retail sales in September is surprising and

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20 October 2010

Nothing on todays news - we looked at all that stuff about the government spending review and decided we couldn't be arsed.

Plenty of opinion and comment on a wide variety of topics however.

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Quote of the day:
Presenting the climate changes we've been experiencing in the last decades as a threat to the Planet and letting the global warming alarmists use this bizarre argument as a justification for their attempts to substantially change our way of life, to weaken and restrain our freedom, to control us, to dictate what it is we should and should not be doing is unacceptable. Their success in influencing millions of quite rational people all around the world is rather surprising. How is it possible that they are so successful in it? And so rapidly? For older doctrines and ideologies, it took usually much longer to get such an influential and widely shared position in society. Is this because of the specifics of our times? Is this because we are continuously "online"? Is this because religious and other metaphysical ideologies have become less attractive and less persuasive? Is this because of the need to promptly refill the existing spiritual emptiness connected with "the end of history" theories with a new noble cause," such as saving the Planet?

The environmentalists succeeded in discovering a new "noble cause". They try to limit human freedom in the name of "something" that is more important and more noble than our very down-to-earth lives. For someone who spent most of his life in the "noble" era of communism this is impossible to accept.

- Vclav Klaus

Rees and the Royal Society are seeking ever greater roles for science in the political sphere. Politicians, who are suffering from a historic inability to define their purpose, take the authority this lends them with ever more enthusiasm. But this has resulted in a qualitative shift in the character of science. Where once it provided the means to liberate human potential, it now exists to regulate it. Instead of speaking truth to power, science increasingly speaks official truth for official power. The result is bad politics and bad science. - Ben Pile of Climate Resistance asks What's Next for the Royal Society?, the above quote being his concluding paragraph.

19 October 2010

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Today's big news stories.

Merkel: Multicultural Society Has Failed

Attempts to build a multicultural society in Germany have "utterly failed", Chancellor Angela Merkel says.

She said the so-called "multikulti" concept - where people would "live side-by-side" happily - did not work, and immigrants needed to do more to integrate - including learning German.

The comments come amid rising anti-immigration feeling in Germany.

A recent survey suggested more than 30% of people believed the country was "overrun by foreigners".

The study - by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation think-tank - also showed that roughly the same number thought that some 16 million of Germany's immigrants or people with foreign origins had come to the country for its social benefits ... read full story Merkel: Multicultural Society Has Failed: BBC News.

Angela Merkel's admission that German's policy of multiculturalism has failed will come as a relief to those of us who have been opposing (in the blogosphere mainly - mainstream media is controlled by the Politically Correct Thought Police) the advancing of an agenda aimed at building a homogenous global culture. This globalism, not to be confused with the globalisation of trade, was the bainchild of the 'progressive left' whose political ideologies grew out of new age quasi - philosophies embraced by Californian stoners in the 1960s. The ideas at the core of their thinking always seemed to be based on the notion that if we all joined hands and sang Kumbiya the lion would lie down with the lamb, the hawk would bring (vegetarian) food to the dove's nestlings and rich people would share their wealth with the poor so we could all live in peace and plenty.

Apart from displaying a tragi - comic failure to understand human nature and the realities of the world such thinking is infantile in its naivete.

On the question of multiculturalism it is a basic requirement of successful communities that there is a common culture to bind people together. The common culture leads to common perceptions. Over long periods of time mythologies and folklore develop so that the cultural threads are woven into a single social fabric. Unravel that fabric, the civilisation collapses. Thus the native people resent large groups of incomers, people of an alien culture or religion whose unwillingness to adapt to the ways of the host nation threatens to disrupt the fabric of society.

There is bound to be resentment, there will always be resentment when a way of life is threatened. If people leave an area or nation en masse it implies they are dissatisfied with life in that nation. So why should the people in a society where there is no such mass desire to leave, where people are generally content with their way of life?

Speaking to young members of her conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party on Saturday Mrs Merkel that at "the beginning of the 60s our country called the foreign workers to come to Germany and now they live in our country."

She added: "We kidded ourselves a while, we said: 'They won't stay, sometime they will be gone', but this isn't reality."

"And of course, the approach [to build] a multicultural [society] and to live side-by-side and to enjoy each other... has failed, utterly failed."

In her speech in Potsdam, however, the chancellor reiterated her previous pledge that immigrants are welcome in Germany.

There has been intense debate about multiculturalism in Germany in recent months. Many Germans feel that too many concessions have ben made towards Mulim communities living in Germany, there have been too many istances of the Islam card being played to gain exemptions to German law. People inside the Chistian Democrat party say Mrs Merkel faces pressure from within the party and its allies in Germany's coalition government to take a tougher stance and require immigrants to do more to adapt to German society.

Earlier this week, Horst Seehofer, the leader of the CDU's Bavarian sister party, the CSU, said Multikulti' is dead, it is "obvious that immigrants from different cultures like Turkey and Arab countries, all in all, are not willing to integrate.

Tensions first started to rise in August when Thilo Sarrazin, a senior official at Germany's central bank, said that "no immigrant group other than Muslims is so strongly connected with claims on the welfare state and crime". Mr Sarrazin later resigned in the face of pressure from the 'progressive left'.

Strong anti-immigration stances from mainstream politicians come amid anger in Germany about high unemployment and an exploding bill for benefits as unemployment rises and the age time-bomb, exacerbted by the generosity of Germany's state pension system takes its toll on state revenues, even though the German economy is growing faster than those of its rivals.

He adds that there also seems to be a new strident tone in the country, perhaps leading to less reticence about problems that were not discussed in the the past.

Anti Obama Tsunami of Anger Threatens Leading Democrats

The Speaker of the House of Representatives is threatened with political oblivion as she is demonised by beleaguered Americans who see her as the epitome of liberal elitism pro-Pelosi sentiments are harder and harder to find these days, especially outside her fanatically liberal hometown. Across America, as the fiercely contested midterm elections at the beginning of November draw near, Democrats are on the run from a resurgent and freshly powerful Republican party. Many experts expect the Republicans, powered by a flow of energy from the Tea Party movement, to wrest control of the House which Pelosi heads. A few think they may even win the Senate too.

Homophobic Violence In The USA:- The Guardian

Carl Paladino, a Republican politician running for governor, is calling for gay people to be barred from teaching in New York, where homophobic attacks are on the rise a stance which has horrified liberals but does not seened to have harmed his support among working class voters.

Liberal America has looked on in horror as virulent homophobic prejudice seems to have returned to its streets and cities.Much of it seems to be focused around the New York region where a noisy and highly politicised gay community's demands that they be granted certain 'rights that are simply not extended to heterosexuals have push the limits of tolerance too far. New York, traditionally liberal and usually tolerant in its politics has not been hostile to homosexuals living openly or to their relationships being legally recognised by civil partnerships . The current push for Christian churches to be complelled by law to recognise same sex marriage is a blatant case of a politically correct administration riding roughshod over the feelings of the majority to pander to the demands of a vociferous minority.

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16 October 2010
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Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport Runs Short Of Fuel.

Strikes against government austerity meaures aimed at bringing the public sector debt under control are causing significant disruption to business and everyday life in France

Most newspapers today carried reports of a warning from the management of Chartle's de Gaulle airport, France's main international hub:

France's main airport, Charles de Gaulle, has enough fuel to last only a few days, the government warns, as unions prepare to hold another day of strikes against pension reforms ... read full story:Paris Airport Running Short Of Fuel
The French Unions are always good entertainment value when they take on the government, whether they are blockading major ports by setting up a chain of small fishing vessels across the harbour entrance, driving their lorries very slowly, abreast, to obstruct the lanes of main arterial roads, grounding all flights on busy holiday weekends by withdrawing air traffic control services or letting livestock loose in the streets of cities to protest the poor prices being paid to farmers by food cartels.

All good stuff and we can enjoy it because it is not happening here.

Such protests are very effective ways of bringing the nation to a near standstill and the government usually backs down. This time the protesters may have bet on a loser however. While the unions are protesting cuts to welfare budgets, reform of pensions (French pensions are very generous) and the raising on the retirement age among other things. All these measures are necessary if France is to avoid slipping into the same kind of debt trap as the loonytoons economics of Britain's 'progressive' New Labour government steered our nation into.

We in turn are not in as dire straits as the PIIGS nations (Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece and Spain) but very harsh austerity measures are needed to keep the United Kingdom from going the same way.

It is a measure of how far the left are detached from reality that leaders and prominent supporters of Labour are calling for a return to the days of profligate public spending in spite of their government, before it was thrown out of office, having been warned by the IMF that if the deficit was not reduced the international monetary regulator would have to step in and curb the government's excesses.

Ministers Agree MoD Budget Cuts

Cutbacks in the UK's 37bn annual defence budget have been finalised ahead of the chancellor's Spending Review, the BBC understands. The reduction is expected to be less than the 10% the Treasury had been seeking, possibly around 8%. The Army is not expecting significant cuts in personnel, while the Navy will get two new aircraft carriers ... read full story: Ministers Agree MoD Budget Cuts
The problem of waste and iresponsible financial management is endemic in government, not only in the Ministry of Defence but throughout all departments. One area particularly prone to incompetence and sloppiness in procurement is the National Health Service. In my experience NHS procurement depatrments, with their enormous buying power, have always been able to find ways of paying for Information Technology hardware around four times the price it could be bought for commecially by medum sized firms.

We have to make sure it meets our exacting standards, is the excuse.

Do you remember when mobile phones were banned in hospitals? It was claimed they affected equipment. In fact they never did unless they were very close to small, extremely low voltage devices. What had the NHS wallies in a righteous panic was the 'snow' effect on screens caused by radio fequency interference that could have come from mobile phones, taxi radios, atmospheric static electricty or many sources.

The Snow on screens did not prove patients were being put at risk. What it did prove was that while enormous effort had been expended on ticking boxes, filling in forms and filinfg them, holding meetings going on expensive, unnecessary jollies fact finding missions and finding one thousand and one ways of justifying the existence of their jobs the NHS technical experts had not bothred to make sure the expensive kit they were happy to pay over the odds for had been properely earthed.

Currency War Likely To Escalate As U.S. and China Clash

A long-awaited report from the US Treasury on whether China manipulates its currency has been delayed in a move that will do little to ease foreign-exchange market tensions. (...)The long-simmering tension between the US and China has flared aggressively over the past month. China warned the US on Friday not to use the dispute over the value of the yuan as a "scapegoat" for America's high unemployment and flagging growth prospects.

The Daily Stirrer's John de Roe has predicted a destructive currency war between the US and its trade rivals for over a year. Once again we find ourselves saying: We told so so.

Attacks On Iraq Security Forces Rise

A wave of targeted attacks on soldiers, police, traffic officers and senior officials is steadily picking off the custodians of Iraq's streets at rates that are nearing the darkest days of the insurgency, according to security commanders.

As of last Monday 710 Iraqis had been killed this year with silenced pistols or rifles. At least 600 more had been killed by magnet bombs placed under the cars of officials, according to Baghdad's Major Crimes Unit. Hundreds more have been injured.

The killings have increased sharply in the past four months amid fears ...

They thought it was all over and Obie claimed credit for winning the war. Pity American's don't realise there is a grat big world beyond their borders.


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15 October 2010
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Cameron Pledges To Curb Compensation Culture
Today's big story for The Daily Stirrer is the government's promise to end the compensaion culture.
from The Daily Telegraph:
David Cameron has pledged to curb "compensation culture" in Britain and create a new system that "treats adults like adults".

He made the comments in the foreword to a review into health and safety procedures carried out by the former Conservative minister Lord Young.

The Prime Minster said he hoped that the report would prove to be a "turning point" with an end to unnecessary bureaucracy faced by firms as well as "senseless" rules and regulations. read full story:Cameron To Curb Compensation Culture

Compenstation Culture

David Cameron has promised his government will act to end the compensytation culture that has developed in Britain over the past few decades. He said the Government would restrict advertising and marketing campaigns of claims litigation specialists companies which he blamed for encouraging the compensation culture..

"We're going to focus regulations where they are most needed, with a new system that is proportionate, not bureaucratic, that treats adults like adults, and reinstates some common sense and trust," he told journalists.

Unsurprisingly business leaders welcomed the new approach because the draconian penalities imposed under health and safety relguations that place a ridiculous burden of responsibility on em[ployers and businesses have been blamed for causing reluctance to expand busines activity. The Unions argued that the proposals do not contain aany measures which will reduce the high levels of workplace death, injuries and illness. High levels of workplace death? It sounds as if they are talking about the nineteenth century not the twenty first.

A spokesman for the CBI said:

" Public regard for Health and Safety officers has never been lower. Press articles recounting stories where health and safety rules have been applied in the most absurd manner, or disproportionate compensation claims have been awarded for trivial reasons, are a daily feature of our newspapers.

"Businesses now operate their health and safety policies in a climate of fear. The advent of 'no win, no fee' claims and the all-pervasive advertising by claims management companies have significantly added to the belief that there is a nationwide compensation culture.

"The 'no win, no fee' system gives rise to the perception that there is no financial risk to starting litigation. Indeed, some individuals are given financial enticements to make claims by claims management companies who are in turn paid ever-increasing fees by solicitors.

"Ultimately, all these costs are met by insurance companies who then increase premiums."

It is good news for businesses and for lovers of common sense that the coalition government is moving in this direction but compensation culture does not beging and end with workplace injuries. What also needs to be tackled is the politically correct culture that encourages claims for compensation because a person of colour, an overweight person, a disabled person or a member of some crackpot religion claims compensation because "they wrre discriminated against" and their feelings were hurt by some humourous banter, a slightly insensitive remark or bit of plain speaking.

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Today's News

Death Of Quangocracy
from The Daily Telegraph:
Nearly 200 public sector bodies are set to be axed in a bonfire of the quangos, ministers will announce today. However they are expected to say that the move will save only a few hundred millions of pounds.

Francis Maude, the Cabinet Office minister, is expected to stress that the move will make the public bodies more transparent and accountable in a Commons statement this morning.

Cost savings and job losses are expected to be limited as the functions of some of the bodies are simply returned in-house to Whitehall departments.

There will still be high profile casualties as David Cameron attempts to make good his promise in Opposition to have a bonfire of the quangos.
read full storyDeath Of Quangocracy

A few hundred pounds might be peanuts to the government but it would make a difference to most people's lives. Still, the economy being as top - heavy with government as it is we need the coalition to start pruning somewhere.

A billion here, a few hundred million there, it all helps. Unfortunately for their next trick ministers have to do something rather more difficult than pulling a white rabbit out of their collective hat. The have to produce a million real jobs out of thin air to get those dependent on benefit back in work and shift some of the tax eaters into gainful employment.

Middle Class Benefits Money Go Round

The squabbling at Prime Minister's Questions yesterday was the latest episode in what is fast becoming the Government's benefits breakdown. The Prime Minister, David Cameron, said to the Leader of the Opposition, Ed Miliband, that it's not fair for his poorest constituents to pay for his child benefit. Mr Miliband told Mr Cameron that the child benefit cut had been a ...
read full storyMiddle Class Benefits Money Go Round

Parliamentary commentators rated this skirmish a win for Ed Miliband but all he achieved was to reaffirm Labour's enthusiasm for taking tax off people with one hand and giving it back with the other. Still, the Conservatives have no room to make use of that. Throughout Margaret Thatcher's time in power the iron - knickered lady, in spite of all her speeches about traditional values was waging war on the family and rearranging the tax system so that any household that did not have two incomes could not expect to have a decent standard of living.

Cyber Warfare Threat This article follows up one we highlighted yesterday.

from The Guardian:
There are 1,000 emails a month trying to penetrate or disable government computer networks. Losses from online banking fraud reached 39m in the first half of 2009, a rise of more than 50% over the year before. Whichever way you look at it, the director of GCHQ, Iain Lobban, was not exaggerating when ... read full story Cyber Warfare

Once again we are threatened by the easily foreseeable unforeseen consequences of scientists arrogance. When Tim Berners Lee, the CERN physicist decided systems clerks, administrators and hop floor staff had no difficulty using was far too complicated for scientists whose minds were on higher things and 'invented' the universal document format that led to the stripping out from carefully designed and constructed networks all the security measures that kept data safe he made possible all the threats we live under today.

We computer professionals, having already experienced the results of letting the public loose on text only bulletin boards in the early 1980s warned of the chaos that would ensue should governments heed the claims of scientists, academics who worked in physics, chemistry, mathematical research must know more about computers that computer specialists because they are "scientists."

BTW how can anyone work in mathematical research? 2 + 2 = 4 end of story. In the name of scientific research there have even been people sitting (drawing bug fat salaries) for 50 years monitoring the radio waves coming in from space and hoping one days to see a message like "Hello Mum" appear on their screens. We know scientists tend to be a tad autistic but one would hope even the most obsessive human being would have given up after 50 years.

Still, so long as the government is willing to keep handing out our money on this crap people will keep doing it, after all it's better than working.

So there we are, saddled with a global network on which government and commerce now rely and which was designed by idiots who hadn't a clue what they were doing and were too far up their own arses to listen to people who had done the job professionally. And now the whole thing, along with your bank balance and private life are up for grabs by anyone who knows how to write a password crackers (about 20 lines of code) keystroke logger (even less) or simply relies on brute force and ignorance to hit you over the head and grab your laptop case as you walk along the street. It would take me about ten minutes to open a stolen laptop, short out the c-mos battery and thus reset the system passwords and get access to your bank account, credit card or investments. It is even easier to hack a system using remote administrator software.

So no matter how much you have spent on security software it is unlikely to be adequately effective against the kind of cyber criminals operating today. Welcome to the Cyber Wars, courtesy of Tim Berners Lee, Bill Gates and a few others who were similarly driven by the two forces that have shaped human destiny since man first stood erect, greed and stupidity..

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13 October 2010
Todays's News

12 October 2010

Miliband, Cameron Clash On Benefit Cuts
from BBC News:
Ed Miliband has clashed with David Cameron over proposed cuts to child benefits in his first prime minister's questions as Labour leader.

Mr Miliband said it was not fair and would see families on middle incomes suffering an "enormous" financial loss.

He accused the PM of breaking promises to protect child benefit and urged him to "think again" over ...

Miliband attacks Cameron on benefit cuts

Nice to see born again Labour will follow down the path trodden by New Labour and Old Labour before them in arguing for the extension of the dependency culture, the sqeezing of the taxpayer base into an ever smaller sector of the public and the insane beliefs that:

(a) Tax eaters contribute to the economy and appointing public sector administrators somehow creates "growth".
(b) the level of public sector deficit does not matter because governments can always simply print more money.
The coalition are not getting everything right by a long way but at least they give the impression that they understand the nature of the problems.

UK Infrastructure Faces Cyber Threat
Having praised the coalition government for understanding the economic threat we must beat them round the read with a big dead fish for resorting to that old standby 'fear and panic' in order to soften the public up for new taxes to fund the security services and buy very big boys toys for the lids who like uniforms.

from BBC News:
The UK's critical infrastructure - such as power grids and emergency services - faces a "real and credible" threat of cyber attack, the head of GCHQ says. The intelligence agency's director Iain Lobban said the country's future economic prosperity rested on ensuring a defence against such assaults. The internet created opportunities for hostile states and criminals, he said. For example, 1,000 malicious e-mails a month are already being targeted at government computer networks, he said. Speaking to the International Institute for Strategic Studies, Mr Lobban said he did not want to go into detail about ... read full story

UK Infrastructure Faces Cyber Threat

There are inherent weaknesses in systems that depend on the internet. These however are easily nullified by simply not mixing sensitive government or corporate data with the public domain chatter of the public internet.

The reasons we have these problems now is explained very clearly in Andrew Keen's book The Cult Of The Amateur. The reasons for it are also demonstated by the popularity if websites like Wikileaks whose founder Julian Assange clings to the stupid idea that nothing is private and everything should be online and accessible to everybody and the frequent scandals that arise from new media companies like Google and Facebook displaying not just a total disregard for privacy but a failure to understand why anyone would object to personal details being displayed onlines without the person's consent of knowledge.

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Property Prices On The Edge
from: The Daily Telegraph
The alarming figures show the growing dependency of children on their parents to realize the dream of owning their first home.

A total of 35 per cent of parents with children aged 18 to 24 said they have or are willing to give up to 10,000, while a further 18 per cent said they would raise the amount to as much as 15,000, according to the exclusive research by Halifax, Britains mortgage lender.

More than eight out of 10 first-time buyers only get onto the property ladder because they receive a cash handout from

read full story Britain's Property Market On A Knife Edge

Our finance expert John de Roe has predicted this many times

House prices will not go to zero, homeowners will simply opt to stay where they are rather than moving upmarket and so while nominal values will be static activity in the maket will come to a near standstill.

The much hyped recovery in the market in 2009 was illusory and illustrated this effect. Few houses of the right kind were on the market because people wanting to move up could not afford the asking price and with doubts about job security and fears of interest rate rises decided not to take a risk. Thus the people who had to move created a recoveryette as they competed for the properties available.

Benefit Claimants Rise Again As Jobless Total Falls

from The Guardian:

The picture in the labour market remains bleak, with the number of people claiming jobless benefits in Britain last month rising at its fastest rate since January.

However, the wider measure of unemployment, which also includes people out of work who are not eligible for benefits or choose not to claim, dipped in the three months to August thanks to 16 and 17-year-olds finding work or training.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said this morning the number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance climbed ... read full story Jobless Benefit Claimants Rise Again

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Todays News 12 October 2010

Students To Face Unlimited Fees

Universities in England should be able to charge unlimited fees, a major review of university funding has recommended. Lord Browne's review calls for the 3,290 cap on fees, which students borrow in loans, to be scrapped. Instead it proposes a free market in fees - setting out models of charges up to 12,000 a year for a degree course.

Tuition fees charged by Universities to students was always going to be the first big test of the coalition. While the Conservatives favour a policy of charging economic rates to students depending on what course they take, the Lib Dems favour the current flat rate fees regasrdless of course.

The Daily Stirrer is with the Lib Dems on this one. It is not in the nation's interests to exclude talented young people from higher education simply because they are not from affluent homes.

Having said that, the problem of funding the exploding costs of higher education becomes ever more acute as the economic crisis drags on and becomes depression.

The answer is simple. We are sending far too many young people to University. If higher education is a right as the last Labour government would have had us believe, where are all the plumbers, electricians, bricklayers, machine operators, lorry drivers and warehouse workers going to be recruited from? Unless we make those mundane occupations degree entry as has been done with many very ordinary jobs in the public sector and fill the vacancies for manual workers from immigration..

If the government is to have any hope of getting its head round this problem they must understand one thing. Education is worthless without experience.

The Guardian on Students and Tuition Fees

Strong Must Pay Fair Share Of University Fees Lord Browne defends radical proposals that will see students paying up to 36,000 for a three-year degree course.



More on the Evil Empire of Google
The internet search group is launching its own measure of inflation based on the goods and services people buy online, providing more up-to-date figures than official statistics provide ...

As we told you yesterday in Google Carjack the Internet Giant is trying to insinuate itself into the machinery of government.



UK Inflation Rate Stays At 3.1%

The Daily Stirrer's finance expert John de Roe has warned that inflation was the inevitable result of Quantitative Easing and spelled out its consequences for people with savings and pensions that are not index linked.

UK Consumer Prices Index (CPI) inflation remained unchanged in September at 3.1%, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

It means the rate has been above the Bank of England's 2% target for 10 months in a row.

Inflation as measured by the Retail Prices Index (RPI) fell back from 4.7% in August to 4.6% in September.

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British Media Unite Against Murdoch

This headline from The Guardian made us feel there is some chance of resisting the inexorable march of corporate fascists. We have blogged many times on the takeover of British media by corporations controlled by Rupert Murdoch's News Intrnation, a creping subjugation of the means of spreading information carried out for almost tweny five years with the complicity of governments led by Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair.

Many people are sure, although it is unlikely ever to be proved that Blair's betrayal of Independent television was nothing more than what was promised to Murdoch in return for delivering Dowing Street into New Labour's hands.

Now it seems the increasingly beleagured companies that must try to compete with the Murdoch monster are at last seeing that their survival depends on collaboration.

Fleet Street's highly factionalised newspaper industry today set aside historic differences to join forces in an unprecedented assault against the power of Rupert Murdoch's media empire. The companies behind the Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail both supporters of the Conservatives united with the owners of the Guardian and the Labour-backing Daily Mirror to petition Vince Cable, the business secretary, to consider blocking News Corporation's proposed 8bn full takeover of the satellite broadcaster BSkyB, which trades under the name Sky . Fearful of the combined might of an integrated News Corp-Sky operation, which would include the Sun, the News of the World, the Times and book publisher HarperCollins, the complainants said the "proposed takeover could have serious and far-reaching consequences for media plurality".
The Evil Empire of The Media is not going to go down without a fight however.

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11 October 2010

Control freakery, cars and public spending cuts feature today

Self Driving Cars Are The Latest Dehumanizing Development
Don't be evil, that's Google's job. The world's greatest corporate Nazis are always eager to promote the latest dehumanizing technological advance. The most recent project they revealed from a long line of technologies aimed at cutrailing our ability to think for ourselves and make our own choices is the self driving car. No doubt the Evil Empire will sell this as something to keep us safe and protect us from some of the risks and hazards of modern life.

In reality it is another ruse to make us slaves to machines - machines controlled by Google.

Google Tests Self Driving Cars Engineers at Google have tested a self-driving car on the streets of California, the company has announced.

The cars use video cameras mounted on the roof, radar sensors and a laser range finder to "see" other traffic, software engineer Sebastian Thrun said.

They remain manned at all times by a trained driver ready to take control as well as by a software expert.

In reality all Google are doing here is claiming credit for innovations developed by other companies, one of the two things Google is good at (the other being creepy levels of control freakery. Mercedes Benz have had self driving cars for several years but have decided the market is not ready for them. Volkswagen have similar projects in the pipeline.

There can be no doubt what Google's sales pitch will be. They will not aim at drivers directly but at governments. What driver with a pulse would want to hand the controls to a car. Would you want to be confined to a secondary role as your car pootles along the prescribed route. When I drive fifty miles to see my Dear Old Mum I can go the motorway route like everybody else or I can choose the senic routes, through the Trough of Bowland, The Ribble Valley or the coastal route. They are all a bit further and take longer but the journey is pleasurable. With a computer in control and programers taking into account input from government officials you can bet I would be restricted to the safest, most efficient route. And while Google strip me of my freedom the government will wind up the whining from the politically correct 'liberals' who in reality are the most dogmatic, least liberal people in the world. They will bleat about my irresponsibility and selfishness, complain that by choosing to drive myself I am putting people's lives at risk as well as damaging the planet and tell me my 140mph car is racist, sexist and homophobic (it may be homophobic, the contempuous snort from the engine when I get the tachometer into the red zone as I blow away a limp wristed Toyota Prius, Renault Clio or Smart Car would terrify anybody suffering from a testosterone deficiency. (I should say here the makers data indicates my car will go 140mph but to drive at twice the legal speed limit on a public road would be crazy. I've never taken it above 120mph.) Google of course, bunch of berks that they are, will want to be paid for making the roads safer. As nobody would pay two cents to have a remote controlled car driven by a geek for them and the kind of money needed to implement this beeing more stupendous than the Obama administrations annual public secor defecit the G - men must be thinking in terms of getting paid out of tax revenues. And why not. Corporate fascism in the healthcare field having failed to find the promised cure for death has now convinced the politicians that science can find a vaccine for everything except death. To prove their point they are inventing diseases. Remember Swine flu that was going to kill us all if we did not get vaccinated? We did not get vaccinated, we did not die. But that is not the story history will tell. Already, even while the debacle is fresh in people's memories the history is being rewritten and the officisal story being told is that a Swine Flu pandemic and milliions of deaths were only averted by the prompt action of the politicians and the brilliance of the scientists working for Big Pharma.

"If the Party could thrust its hand into the past and say this or that even, it never happenedthat, surely, was more terrifying than mere torture and death. And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposedif all records told the same talethen the lie passed into history and became truth. 'Who controls the past' ran the Party slogan, 'controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.'"
George Orwell, 1984, Book 1, Chapter 3
Consider some of the schemes aimed at controlling our freedomof movement floated recently in the developed world.
Fitting cars with RFID chips so that journeys can be monitored and charged by the mile. Registration plate recognition so cars can be identified and their owners billed when they enter a congestion charge zone. Adding bio-ethanol to fuel so that less non renewable fuel is used (in fact cars run less efficiently on ethanol so any saving would be marginal) Electric Cars (which are too expensive for most people and need to be recharded every 200 yards)
If anyone was serious about our safety and the environment we would be talking not about Google projects aimed at increasing their control of our freedoms nor government plans for taking 999% of every Pound, Dollar or Euro we earn and giving 2% back in benefits and allowances. They would be talking about a new networks of tramways in urban areas, new intercity rail or maglev links, they would be talking about putting security gusrds on public transport so the thieving, bullying, drunken, drugged up scumbags victims of our unfair society could not make travelling an unpleasant experience for decent, civilized people. the bourgeois oppressors (I'm trying to make this piece politically - correct - fuckwit friendly.

If anyone was serious about our safety and the environment we would not be talking about computer driven cars, we would be talking about making public transport efficient, clean, practical, cheap and pleasant to use.

But we are not talking about saving the planet or keeping driver safe. We are talking about control. We are talking about the war on individualism. Think about that. Oh and before I leave Google's control freakery and move on, Bing and Ask Jeeves are far better seaarch engines if you want information. If you like ads and irrelevance nobody can touch Google.

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Polls Show Support For Cuts Voters Support Cuts

An ICM survey for this newspaper shows a clear majority of voters still supports the controversial decision to axe child benefit for higher-rate taxpayers from 2013.

They also back further reductions of the 195 billion welfare budget in preference to cutbacks in defence and education as ministers step up their assault on Britain's record budget deficit.

The Sunday Telegraph has learnt that three benefits claimed largely by the elderly and the sick face being cut in this month's Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR) in which all Whitehall departments face reductions in spending of around 25 per cent over four years.

Officials at the Department for Work and Pensions have been ordered to study urgently the overall costs of the Cold Weather Payments system, which last winter paid out 290million. Millions of elderly and ...

Team Obama Hit By Exodus Of Senior Staff
More senior White House staff are to leave in the next few months, adding to the high exit rate from President Barack Obama's administration.

Political analysts attribute the attrition rate to exhaustion, but Republican opponents blame disarray inside the White House, with an insular team responsible for too many policy failures.

The imminent departures include those of ...

Fascistic New Video Underlines Eco - Insanity Of Left

A must watch for all those taken in by the climate science scam. See how close to the techniques of the Church Of Scientology the Cult Of Climate Scienceology are in their efforts to suppress criticism of their dangerous creed of mind control.


9 October 2010
Another crisis (or another scare story) about the NHS and a new slant on rising sea levels today.

The main stories of the day Intensive Care Disaster Warning
The relatively low number of intensive care beds in UK hospitals means it is poorly prepared for major disasters, a report in the Lancet says.

Critical care experts say there may be as few as 3.5 intensive care beds per 100,000 people in the UK, compared with more than 24 per 100,000 in Germany.

The experts from Canada also said demand for intensive care was likely to rise with an ageing population ...

And what kind of disaster are they expecting? One in which the gravy train stops running for consultants hired to dream up scare stories so the politicians keep pumping in the cash?

Nine Arrested After Irish Terror Raids
After reports of Obie's ham fisted attempt to save his Presidency by creating an Al Qaeda terrorist scare here's a reminder that we have plenty of problemes of our own without getting involved in America's.

President Obama may still labour under the misapprehension that he was elected President of the World so we should never miss an opportunity to remind him of the realities of modern life.

Nine men were being questioned by detectives on Saturday after bomb making equipment and handguns were seized in a series of police raids during an investigation into the activities of dissident Irish republicans ...

Rising Seas Not Down To Global Warming
from The Daily Telegraph
Water Mining Prime Culprit For Rising Seas
Nowhere in the Maldives juts more than 10 feet above the Indian Ocean, making it extremely worried about sea level rise. Its president, Mohamed Nasheed, illustrated the point by holding a cabinet meeting under water in the run-up to last year's Copenhagen summit.

But 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.

Even more disturbing is the theory that increased pumping threatens food supplies. Underground reservoirs and aquifers are shrinking by more than 280 cubic kilometres a day, well over twice as much as in 1960. Nature cannot keep pace with the loss to replenish the levels of water tables. The enormous Ogallala acquifer which underlies eight states in the USA, helping to grow food on which people in a hundred nations rely is being drawn down by a three feet a year. How much of that is replenished by rainfall percolation? A mere inch.

Clearly then the blinkered focus of the climte 'science' lobby on carbon driven global warming has only served to divert attention from even more urgent and potentially catastrophic problems.

If the atmosphere does warm by as much as six degrees celsius by the end of the century as the most alarmist of doomsday prophets predict, it will not matter because we will all have died of thirst long before that. On the other hand once water shortages start causing millions of deaths thus relieving the pressure of overpopulation on the ecosystem nature will be able to start restoring the balance and the few humans who survive will rebuild civilisation.

Or we could all get the message now, ignore the scintists who are only the hired lackeys of big food, big oil and big money and all just do our best to consume less. There is nothing wrong with using a computer with a I.6 Ghz CPU if it does the job, we don't have to throw out clothes because they are last year's fashion and we should heed the old wisdom of the thrifty, buy cheap - buy twice.

All the science I have seen that claims to address his issue, all the statistics that are chanted like mantras and said to support the 'science' that was done with made up or manipulated data, all the crackpot geo-engineeering theories and all the carbon trading schemes are aimed at only one thing, not saving the planet but saving the unsustainable perpetual growth economic model.

More NATO Tankers Destroyed In Pakistan
Gunmen in southwestern Pakistan have set fire to nearly 30 tankers carrying fuel for Nato troops in Afghanistan.
Suspected Islamist militants have stepped up attacks on convoys carrying supplies for Nato forces since an air strike in northwestern Pakistan in September, described by the US ambassador as a terrible accident.
About 20 gunmen set fire to around 30 tankers parked outside at a roadside restaurant near the southwestern town of Sibi in a pre-dawn attack, officials said.
The tankers were on their way to ...

We have been saying since we started The Daily Stirrer that our troops should be withdrawn from Afghanistan not just to stop the waste of young lives but to stop the war spreading throughout the reason. Who cares if it embarrasses Barack Hussein Obama who promised his country victory in Afghanistan, he's fucked anyway and it serves him right for trying to be a world leaders without ever having read a history book.


8 October 2010
We focus on two fear and panic stories today:

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7 October 2010
Disheartening economic news continues to roll in as do stories of environmental problems.. Better prospects for high blod pressure sufferers today however.

6000 wiped off average house price in a month
House Prices fall a record 3.6% in a month

The recovery of UK housing market suffered a big blow when figures from the Halifax showed the average price of a property dropped more than 6,000 in September.

The group said an increase in the number of properties on the market, combined with a drop in demand fuelled by uncertainty over the economy, forced prices down 3.6pc - the biggest monthly fall since figures were first compiled in 1983.

The price of an average house in the UK dropped from 168,124 in August to 162,096, according to The Halifax's figures.

However Martin Ellis, housing economist with Halifax, said it is too early to conclude that September's fall represents the beginning of a sustained period of declining house prices.

He added: "Looking at quarterly figures a better measure of the underlying trend house prices in the third quarter of 2010 were 0.9pc lower than in ...

Hungarian Toxic Sludge Crisis - Daily Telegraph

Toxic Spill Reaches The Danube - The Guardian

Hungary's toxic sludge spill, which has killed four people, reached the Danube river, threatening to contaminate the waterway's entire ecosystem, officials have said ...

White the 'scientists' have been blethering about Anthropogenic Global Warming they have completely forgotten the problems left behind by the industrial age that we still have to deal with.

Blood Pressure Breakthrough

A mechanism in the body that causes high blood pressure has been uncovered by British scientists in a breakthrough that could lead to new treatments for the condition.

Researchers have found for the first time a key step in how the body controls blood pressure and so how the process sometimes goes wrong.

By targeting the mechanism they can stop it from malfunctioning and so prevent the condition, known as hypertension, that affects millions of people in Britain and is a major cause of heart disease and stroke.

I can tll them now - from personal experience as the survivor of a massive brain haemorrhage - stress is a major factor in sending the control system haywire.


6 October 2010
No post yesterday sorry, we had connectivity problems all day. Cameron On Fairness

from The Guardian
According to advance notices David Cameron in his keynote speech today will talk about fairness. The Guardian predicted "Fairness means giving people what they deserve, Cameron to tell Tory conference"
from The Guardian:
David Cameron will today say the government's commitment to fairness means giving people "what they deserve" and warn benefit claimants they will not be allowed to live off taxes paid by working families if they are able to work themselves.
Cameron will use his first keynote speech to the Tory conference as prime minister to call for a new debate about fairness as he tries to draw a line under the controversy caused ...

We are so pissed of with hearing politicians talking about fairness we now reach for the sick bucket every time we hear the word. And when he talks of giving people what they deserve we hope Dave includes the administration of a kick up the arse where it is needed.

Light drinking no risk to baby

from BBC News:
Drinking one or two units of alcohol a week during pregnancy does not raise the risk of developmental problems in the child, a study has suggested.

Official advice remains that women abstain completely during pregnancy.

A study of more than 11,000 five-year-olds published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health found no evidence of harm.

So all those articles and reports aimed at demonising women who had an occasional glass of wine while pregnant were just lies backed up by the usual shit science from the poodles of Academia?

Why are we not surprised?

X Factor Gamu To Be Kicked Out Of UK?

from BBC News:
An X Factor contestant who narrowly missed out on a place for the live finals of the show is facing deportation from the UK. Gamu Nhengu, who is originally from Zimbabwe, was controversially eliminated from the ITV show on Sunday. Immigration officials have confirmed that her mother, Nokuthula Ngazana, had been refused permission to stay in the UK after her visa expired in August.

Only one think to say really. While Gamu might be lovely and talented and thoroughly likeable, the kinds of young person we should want to come and live in our country, SAME RULES APPLY. We cannot start making special cases or it is unfair to everybody else.

Currency War A Risk To Recovery Says IMF

from The Guardian
The head of the International Monetary Fund has waded into the growing international row over exchange rates, warning against governments using exchange rates as a weapon.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn said governments are risking a currency war if they use exchange rates to solve their own problems. He told the Financial Times: "There is clearly the idea beginning to circulate that currencies can be used as a policy weapon."

He added: "Translated into action, such an idea would represent a very serious risk to the global recovery

The warning came on a day when markets around the world fled their positions on currency and the price of gold hit $1330 an while stock markets around the world registered significant gains.

The global currency crisis is not so much to do with nations using currency exchange rates as weapons in a war of commerce as nations and investors looking after their own interests as the U. S. Economy, for so long the powerhouse of the global financial system is progressively demolished by the loonytoons economics and profligate spending of the imbecile President, Barack Hussein Obama.

The idea that Obama was helped into the White House by foreign interests who wanted to facilitate a shift in power from west to east is all the time looking less like a conspiracy theory and more like sound analysis.


4 October 2010

The Conservative led Coalition government's plans to cut child benefits dominate today's media.

High Earners To Lose Child Benefit from BBC News:
Child benefit is to be axed for higher-rate taxpayers from 2013, Chancellor George Osborne has announced.He told the Conservative conference the "tough but fair" move - affecting couples where one parent earns about 44,000 - would save 1bn a year. Labour said the benefit should remain universal and the families who wanted to "get on" were being penalised ...
High Earners Lose Child Benefit

We think it is about time the stupidity of across the board benefits was ended. What is the point in governments levying high taxes and then giving back the money in benefits. We know the Labour movement are paythologically opposed to 'means tested' benefits but if redistribution is to be fair and in any way meaningful it must move money from the better off to the poorest people in society.

Child benefit - and Britain's is among the most generous in the world - is vitally important for the wellbeing of children in a family where both parents work but are only earning minimum wage, even more so in the case of an unemployed single parent. But in the case of a household in which the main earner makes 50,000 a year whiloe the other partner is on 25,000 per year it is irrelevant. To suggest otherwise is typical leftist hypocrisy.

The coalition plan does not propose to abolish child benefit or make across the board cuts but to rationalise the payment. And if that household with combined income of 75,000 can't make ends meet well they shouldn't have taken on such a big mortgage.

Tanker Attack In Pakistan
Militants in Pakistan have destroyed 27 tankers which were carrying fuel for Nato troops in Afghanistan.

The Taliban in Pakistan said it was behind the assault on a depot near Islamabad which left three people dead.

Pakistan has stopped Nato convoys crossing the Khyber Pass in response to a Nato air strike last week in which three Pakistani soldiers were killed.

Nato said on Monday it regretted the deaths but called for the crossing to be reopened ...

read full story: - NATO Tanker Convoy Attacked In Pakistan

In the past year we have commented on reports about NATO supply convoys being robbed, NATO high command in Afghanistan cuting deals with warlords and tribal leaders by which western taxpayers' money was paid to locals in return for them not attacking our installation and convoys, Afghan recruits to the security forces completeing their training and simply disappearing with the weapons they have been given to fight against our soldiers.

Clearly the Afghans do not want us there but have little interest in ending the war as in an impoverished nation many people are doing well out of it.

What the fuck are we doing there after nine years loss of life and great expense have achieved nothing?

Five Times More Americans Than Brits Are Gay


3 October 2010

From today we will not post a Daily Stirrer on Sundays. We have not got religion or anything but there is seldom anything in the news on Sunday that was not there on Saturday.

2 October 2010
After yesterdays's reminder of exactly how appallingly out of touch with reality the Labour government were we are slightly encouraged by news that the coalition are edging tentatively back towards common sense.

Agreement On Benefits Overhaul
One of the big political stories that has been simmering for the past couple of months is the tussle between Chancellor George Osborne and Benefits Minister Iain Duncan Smith over reform of the benefit system. As we understand it IDS was pushing for a simpler structure to state benefits so that instead of claimants claiming many benefits and having to deal with serveral agencies or several parts of the same agency, a single benefit that took in all the claimant's entitlements would be introduced.

It was strange that Osborne was opposing this in view of his enthusiasm for reducing the public sector deficit. Unless of course advisers in his department, The Treasury, were more focused on preserving bureaucratic empires that streamlining the apparatus of government. It now seems Duncan Smith is winning on this one, here's how BBC News sees the situation ahead of the Conservative Party Conference:

from BBC News Chancellor George Osborne has confirmed there will be a major overhaul of the benefits system with a new universal credit introduced.

Mr Osborne told the Daily Telegraph "substantial savings" were to be made.

Details of the replacement for existing benefits are likely to come out as the Conservatives meet for their annual conference in Birmingham on Sunday.

The changes are being brought in partly to tackle perceived long-term welfare dependency by unemployed people.

Welfare reform is also key to plans to cut the UK's deficit, but has been the source of reported tension between ministers ... read the full report Agreement On Benefits Overhaul

Any savings on the benefit system that can be made without making the lives of people dependent on welfare, incapacity payments and jobseekers' allowance unbearable will be welcome. The tootal cost of benefits paid out seems set to rise even further as economic news offers little basis for optimism.

Time the politicians and bankers admitted the world has slipped into depression following the failure of the debt fuelled, consumer led, perpetual growth economic model.

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Coalition Ministers Urge Review Of Oppressive Health and Safety Rules
Through the course of Labour's thirteen years in power we became accustomed to bureauctratic dictatorship and politically correct tyranny disguised in the mantle of "Health and Safety." The coalition government had already made a promising start at tackling the Nanny State nd the politically correct bullshit that purported to be protecting us from risk but was really about control freakery and justification of thousands of non - jobs in the public sector.

The latest news we hear from within the government is even more encouraging to those of us genuine Liberals who believe in individual freedom, choice and personal responsibility.

from BBC News:

An end to "excessive" health and safety rules that enable councils to cancel popular activities is being urged by a senior prime ministerial adviser.

An end to "excessive" health and safety rules that enable councils to cancel popular activities is to be urged by an adviser to the prime minister.

Lord Young said form-filling had replaced common sense, and the rules had become "a music-hall joke".

In a government-commissioned report, the Tory peer calls for a clampdown on lawyers who "entice" people to pursue personal injury claims ...read full story Health and Safety Rethink Urged

(also: The Guardian. Review Of Excessive Health And Safety Rules)

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From: The Guardian.
Education Minister Promises New Deal On Discipline
The so-called "no touch" rules that discourage teachers from restraining or comforting schoolchildren are to be abolished as part of a "new deal" for teachers, the education secretary, Michael Gove, said yesterday.

In an exclusive interview with the Guardian before the Conservative conference in Birmingham, which starts tomorrow, Gove also disclosed that he will give teachers a right to anonymity when faced by allegations from pupils, overcoming doubts within the Ministry of Justice.

Gove, one of David Cameron's closest cabinet allies, promised to change the rules on discipline. He argued: "At the moment if you want to become au fait with what this department thinks on how to keep order in class you have to read the equivalent of

'Bout bloody time we trided bringing a bit of discipline back into the classroom. Last week in our "Recommended reading" items we featured a story from America in which a teacher had been suspended from work for trying to have removed from class two pupils who wwere having sex during a lesson. That is where the insanity of politically correct thinking espoused by the "progressive left" leads.



1 October 2010
Today we are appalled by the passage of the 'equalities' bill, a legacy of the Labour government which strips able bodied heterosexual sane averagely intelligent white people living stable relationships involving a male and a female of most of their equal rights and grants privileged status to black Irish gypsy one legged gay-lesbian-transgender single parents with mental illnesses and learning difficulties.

The Equalities Bill, passed by the previous Labour government before they were ejected from power becomes law today. This farrago is typical of the imbecilic mindset of the self righteous hypocrites who style themselves the progressive left. Presented as a law in support of equality in the workplace , in this era of pandemic joblessness and perpetual financial crisis it is nothing but an attack on the businesses that provide the real, wealth producing, revenue generating jobs in the private sector.

Ah but the infantile arsewipes of the progressive left will not be happy until we all work for the state, as carers, councillors, equalities trainers or outreach workers.

You may have spotted the flaw in their emplyment policy there. It relies on the Chinese happily continuing to supply us with cheap goods and also lending us the money to pay for them. But the equalities bill is a fitting memorial to the megalithic stupidity and incompetence of the Labour government. The problem is when this stupid, politically correct bowl of bottom gravy starts to destroy real jobs it is the coalition that will get the blame. Here is how BBC News led their report on the story:

New rules aimed at banning discrimination by employers, covering areas such as age, disability and pay, have come into force. The Equality Act covers many workplace areas and draws nine separate pieces of legislation into a single Act. Equalities Minister Theresa May says it will now be easier for firms to comply with anti-discrimination rules. However, some business groups argued the new legislation will impose a heavy burden on employers ... read full story: New Equality Rights In The Workplace Under the terms of the new law the circumstances in which employers can ask job applicants questions about disability or health prior to offering them a position,will be stringently restricted, making it more difficult for disadvantaged people or member of ethnic, sexual or religious minorities to be unfairly screened out.

Conservative Home Secretary in the coalition government Teresa May was stuck with the task of trying to defend the bill. She said:"In these challenging economic times it's more important than ever for employers to make the most of all the talent available."

Supporters of the progressive left might expect me to support the bill, being a disabled person myself. WRONG! While it is a principle of any civilised society that people be trated equally, that everybody is accorded similar worth, trying to engineer the world so that choose with physical problems are no longer unable to do certain things, so those with learning difficulties or social problems are not excluded from jobs requiring certain intellectual or interpersonal skills.

Clearly a person with dyslexia or such severe learning difficulties they cannot read is unsuitable for a job as a radio or television news reader. Under the provisions of the bill it would become very difficult to exclude such a person from a job in which reading ability is essential. That is an extreme example but the progressive left are extremists (and nutters) so you may be sure they will be arguing before long that inability to read does not cancel out a persons 'right' to hold a job that involves reading.

A few years ago a local supermarket employed a young man with Asperger's Syndrome. He was fine, if slow, stacking shelves but all the cans and packets were stacked very neatly. It would be no surprise to learn that he read the bar codes and stacked items in numerical order. Still, no problem if his managers were happy and you can bet they understood the consequences to their career of letting it be know they were not happy with the situation.

The problems began when some bright and beautiful young social science grad. from human resources put the lad to work as a bag packer on the tills. He was slow and he was very pernikertty about how bags were packed. And after he had physically attacked a few customers because they tried to hurry things along by packing their own items he disappeared. Perhaps he was assigned to counting and grading grains of salt or something similar.

It's cruel to mock maybe but hey, I have brain damage so I get a free pass. The point I am making is that some people can never be equal, no matter what laws are passed to try to make them so.

In addition to restricting the questions an employer can ask regarding job applicants' ability to do the job they are allying for the act also incorporates such crackpot provisions as abolishing the employers right to a hearing in many discrimination disputes. It will no longer be necessary for the disabled, ethnic minorities, gay, lesbian and transgender, members of minority religions or women to prove they have been discriminated, they would simply have to complain that they felt they had been discriminated against and the case would be upheld.

A spokesman for The Equality and Human Rights Commission commented: "Everyone is protected by the new law."

"[The Act] covers age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex (meaning gender) and sexual orientation. "Under the act people are not allowed to discriminate, harass or victimise another person because they belong to a group that the Act protects, they are thought to belong to one of those groups or are associated with someone who does."

In other words in the modern workplace nobody is allowed to do or say anything that might upset another worker who can in any way define themselves as a member of a group. The act even extends to cover workplace banter. If future Manks (people from Manchester) cracking jokes about Scousers (people from Liverpool) could face suspension or the sack as could natives of the Wars of the Roses counties Lancashire and Yorkshire and yet playful rivalries like this are part of the fabric of our society and are as traditional as carol singing or or Crowning the May Queen.

While unions, charities, minority group leaders and all the tax eaters in the caring professions are rejoicing as the passing of this bill, business leaders are not so happy. The bill's supporters say it will now be easier for employers to comply with anti - discrimination legislation but bosses say it will impose an enormous additional cost burden on their operations.

Abigail Morris from the British Chambers of Commerce told media representatives "Businesses are really concerned, the government's own impact assessment shows that this is going to cost 190m just for businesses to understand the legislation, and this at a time when we really need them to be concentrating on creating private sector jobs and driving economic recovery."

One example cited was of a single mother who works as a receptionist for a small company. She feels she is being discriminated against because the company cannot arrange for her to work flexible hours to fit in with her child minding arrangements. As a receptionist she needs to be at the front desk from nine to five and this was made clear when she took the job. Her employers say they cannot offer her an alternative position and cannot afford to hire an extra member of staff to cover for the woman. This situation shows very clearly it is impossible to be fair to the woman without being unfair to her employers. So will supporters of the bill feel quite so triumphant if, as a consequence of one person being granted a rather strange version of 'equality' (her employer does not operate a flexible working hours system) the company shuts up shop and all the jobs are lost.

The insanity of the act does not end there however. Throughout the summer concerns have been raised by representatives of shipping companies about the new 'equality' rules. The laws could force them to quit the UK because they would have to pay UK rates to foreign-based seafarers who do not have the burden of British living costs.

The overall consequences of this act are likely to be disastrous for British industry and commerce. We already have a double headed employment crisis with many 'real' jobs being migrated to low labour cost areas and an already bloated public sector (tax eaters) accounting for far too high a proportion of those jobs that are left in the UK economy.

Quite simply the equalities bill is going to make small employers reluctant to hire in case, through restrictions on their right to be sure candidates are suitable, they get an absolutely useless person who it is then impossible to sack while large employers will simply migrate more of the business operation offshore to nations with more rational employment laws.



More on the Equalities Bill

The Equality Act is the triumph of identity politics and possibly the worst law in English history
Weve finally reached rock bottom, with Harriet Harmans Equality Act, which comes into force today. Where do I begin? (Quotations are from the Telegraph report.)

An employee who had been disciplined for taking a lot of sickness leave could also claim they had been treated unfairly.

The Equality Act will make it easier for staff to claim they were discriminated against because of a disability. This is because they no longer have to prove they were treated less favourably than non-disabled colleagues."

The new law also stops colleges from preventing teenage girls at school who are pregnant or who have had a baby from taking their A-levels.

Now I dare say that when historians of the 25th century come to write about the downfall of European civilisation this law will be used to illustrate how Western thinking lost its way, and how a perverse ideology that took hold of universities in the 1960s came to dominate politics.

It is ironic that when anti-discrimination laws were first brought in they ...

We would have liked to bring yo The Guardian take on this bill. As the most left wing quality newspaper one would expect them to be most strident in support of its provisions. The paper did not eature the story on the front page of its web edition. Perhaps the managers thought the recent lurch to the loony left has led to the paper haemorrhaging enough readers already.

Global Concern Over Unemployment
Evan as Britain is implementing laws which will exacerbate our already enotmous unemployment problems, around the world the unemployment pandemic is pushing nations towards civil unrest.

from The Daily Telegraph

UN Warns of Global Unrest Over Unemployment
The United Nations work agency said it was putting back by two years from 2013 its previous assessment of the time needed to create the 22 million jobs still needed to regain the pre-crisis level - 14 million in rich countries and 8 million in developing states.

The global economy has started to grow again with encouraging signs of employment recovery especially in some Asian and Latin American emerging economies, the ILO said in its annual World of Work report.

"Despite these significant gains ... new clouds have emerged on the employment horizon and the prospects have worsened significantly in many countries," it said.

Raymond Torres, lead author of the report, told a news conference that job losses since the crisis started had totalled some 30-35 million. The ILO has forecast global unemployment this year of 213 million, a rate of 6.5 per cent.

For the United States - where persistent unemployment has become one of the main issues in this November's elections - the number of jobs still needed to regain pre-crisis levels is 6.9 million, Steven Tobin, ILO economist, said.

The Guardian does have something to say on this story.

from The Guardian: Job Market Recession Social Unrest

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has warned of growing social unrest because it fears global employment will not now recover until 2015.

This is two years later than its earlier estimate that the labour market would rebound to pre-crisis levels by 2013. About 22 million new jobs are needed 14 million in rich countries and 8 million in developing nations.

The United Nations work agency today warned of a long "labour market recession" and noted that social unrest related to the crisis had already been reported in at least 25 countries, including some recovering emerging economies. read full story Unemployment Leads To Social Unrest



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The World Rejects USA Attempt To Manipulate Venezuela
Last week, President Obama signed an executive order declaring a “special state of emergency,” saying that the situation in Venezuela represents an extraordinary danger to U.S. interests and foreign policy.It is all total bollocks of course, for resons that are not entirely clear, Washington has decided that Venezuela will be the next nation to be destabilised in pursuit of the U.S. global hegemony agenda.

Ten Truths You Can't Tell In Britain Without Being Accused Of Racism.
So Trevor Phillips. former head of the race relations commission tries to initiate a sensible discussion of race relation in Britain today with some very fair and balanced talking points. Immediately left wing extremist writer Dan Hodges screeches that anyone (including Trevor Phillips) who expresses an opinion the left do not agree with is a racist bigot. There is no point trying to talk to the left, maybe we should just dump them all on one of our antarctic territories

Climate Change Scam: Green energy costs 'far higher than ministers admit'
How long have our family of blogs and websites been telling you Global Warming / climate change was a scam, a load of pseudo scienfific scaremongering generated by charlatans in the service of their political clients and a globalist agenda. It seems almost every day now we are reporting another reputable scientist or organisation coming over to our side. A new report published today exposes government . academic lies about the cost of green power ...

NASA Engineer Admits They Can’t Get Past Van Allen Belts
Can it be that the conspiracy Theorists have once again been right all along. Or is there another explanation for the apparent contradiction. Thius one is going top have comment threads and social media going crazy.

Venezuela's Maduro given executive powers to face U.S. 'imperialism'
We have learned via Reuters news feed that Venezuela’s National Assembly on Sunday (15 March) voted Sunday to grant President Nicholas Maduro powers to rule by decree in defense and security affairs amid an escalating confrontation with the US Government in Washington. The special powers were approved by a show of hands in the assembly after two hours of debate ...

The World Rejects USA Attempt To Manipulate Venezuela
Last week, President Obama signed an executive order delaring a “special state of emergency,” saying that the situation in Venezuela represents an extraordinary danger to U.S. interests and foreign policy. We predicted such a move was imminent several months ago in an article titled Venezuela Deals Blow to Banksters, Global Fascists and New World Order ...

Fellow Slams The Royal Society as Nothing But a Lobby Group for Climate Change.
Another respected scientist comes out and denounces the science behind the climate change scare as a fraud. The whole thing has been a scam to justify punitive taxes on fuel and enable the rich to make fortunes trading carbon credits. Again it shows what a sack of rogues the climate science community really are.

Venezuelan Social Movements Take to the Streets to Oppose U.S. Aggression
And now, with the security situation more dangerous that any time in the past fifty years, the peacemaker and joybringer, Barack Hussein Obama, The Obamessiah, is looking to start yet another civil war and plunge another nation into failed statehood. This time, as we reported a few days ago, his target is Venezuela

Another Kick In The Bollocks For Warmageddonists And CAGWARTS*
I've had many arguments with the Warmageddonists, the people who have been saying that if we did not shut down all coal, oil and gas related activites the earth was going to turn into a giant furnace and we would all burn. When the scaremongering first started, the deadline for frying was "after dinner". Then it got to "Tomorrow ...... or the day after tomorrow perhaps," then "next year", "before 2050," and eventually "soon."

It's Not Euthanasia, Its Terminal Sedation OK!
I love the cirumlocution. Terminal Sedation "My client did not murder Mr. Victim, M'lud, he merely terminally sedatet the man by hitting him in the face with a shovel." France's Parliament yesterday held the first stage of a debate on a bill aimed at allowing doctors to keep sedate terminally ill patients with increasing does of drugs until death comes, amid national debate about whether to legalize euthanasia.

Child Abuse Cover Up In Sheffield Biggest So Far?
Sheffield and Rotherham sit next to each other in the old steel making area of South Yorkshire. Rotherham has already given us a major scandal when the cover up by police and local coucil officials of massive organised abuse of young girls in the local authority case ststem, and the pressures that were put of people who tried to demand a proper investigation of these crimes by politically correct Labour politicians and party managers was revealed

Boggart Network News - CAGWARTS
I’ve had many arguments with the Warmageddonists, the people who have been saying that the ‘scientific consensus’ had agreed if we did not shut down all coal, oil and gas related activites (that is, just about all human activities except unprotected sex and sleeping) the earth was going to turn into a giant furnace and we would all burn.

America Becomes More Belligerent Towards Russia. Is It Time To Prepare For War
As USA politiians and military leaders in Washington beat the war drum more loudly and European leaders, particularly in Germany and France get more jittery, we ask will there be war and why do the Americans seem so set in a shooting war.

Another Kick In The Bollocks For Warmageddonists And CAGWARTS
I've had many arguments with the Warmageddonists, the people who have been saying that the 'scientific consensus' had agreed if we did not shut down all coal, oil and gas related activites (that is, just about all human activities except unprotected sex and sleeping) the earth was going to turn into a giant furnace and we would all burn. Those of us audacious enough to ask when this was going to happen felt the horizon shifting.

New Waves of Migrants Could Hit Britain’s Shores As Germany Introduces More Lax Border Control
Germany will shortly approve the inclusion of Bulgaria and Romania to the passport-free Schengen area, Once anyone crosses the frontiers of these borderline third world failed states, it is passport free travel all the way to Calais where thousands of undocumented migrants from eastern Europe, the middle east and Africa are already massed, hoping for an opportunity to cross the channel and illegally entr Britain.

Free Speech: Reporters Without Borders unblocks access to censored websites
It is surprising in view of what we now know about the collaboration between internet technology corporations and government security agencies that many people still think og the internet as a bastion of freedom. This page shows how easy it is for governments and corporations to censor web content.

Warmonger Obama Goes Looking For Another War, In Venezuela This Time
The Obama Administration, which in 2009 provided backing for the coup that overthrew the progressive democratic President of Honduras and put into power a junta of oligarchs; a rerun as it turned out for the bloody coup that replaced the corrupt but democratically elected Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, ad installed in Kiev a rabidly anti-Russian, equally corrupt, right wing extremist Government ...

Cultural Marxism Curriculum: The Frankfurt School
Western civilization at the present day is passing through a crisis which is essentially different from anything that has been previously experienced. Other societies in the past have changed their social institutions or their religious beliefs under the influence of external forces or the slow development of internal growth. But none, like our own, has ever consciously faced the prospect of a fundamental alteration of the beliefs and institutions on which the whole fabric of social life rests ...

Once We Respected Red Cross Because The Did Good Work. Now They Promote Politically Correct Tyranny.
The cancer of politically correct thinking has spread throughout British public life. Probably the most perfect illustration of how out of touch the new elite, the Meritocracy (who only merit a kick up the arse) have become with the lives of ordinary people is the politicisation of the institutions of government, local government, education, the law and now even the charity sector. Read what happened to a charity worker who dared to have his own opinion on a gay rights issue

New Book Exposes GMO Corporate Fraud
A big event in the battle to keep the food we eat natural, healthy and affordable for the poorest families this month was the publication in London of a new book by American public interest attorney Steven Druker. The text reveals how the U.S. government and leading scientific institutions have systematically suppressed misrepresented the facts about GMOs and the scientific research that casts doubt on their safety.

More Swedish PC Madness. Art treasures declared pornographic and offensive to women and Muslims
Crazy California has for many years held the title of global capital of politically correct isanity, but recently Sweden, always a contender, has shown signs of taking the title. The latest example of PC fuckwittery from Sweden's politically correct in their efforts to sacrifice western civilisation to feminist self righteousness and Muslim extremism left suggests they might be ready to assume the title, craziest place on earth.

The Imperatives Behind The New cold War
The ‘new Cold War,’ against Russia, is something of a misnomer, because it differs from the original version, against the U.S.S.R., in that it’s already a hot war, which started in Ukraine as being the key proxy-state for the American Government’s chief foreign-policy aim, of defeating Russia.

Russia Responds To Threats From EU's Juncker With Typical Bluntness

When E U Commission President, Jean Claude Juncker recently called for a unified European Army his words were aimed at "reacting credibly to show Russia that Europe is serious about defending its values" Not surprisingly Russia has responded Juncker's hot air in a manner which suggests they are amused byhis bluster but regard the threats with contempt.

Russia Responds To Threats From EU's Juncker With Typical Bluntness


Russian sabre rattling has been getting the want-war brigade (all the lefties, pacifists and Obama worshippers strangely) very exited recently as they delight in trying to demonise Vladimir Putin (who to be sure is no angel) and push the case for a ground war in Ukraine, Syria, Iraq and Libya. But is is the west that has been behaving provocatively and Russian responses are understandable.

Hidden side of the child-abuse horror
Christopher Booker takes a long cool look last week’s report on the wholesale abuse of children in Oxford which yet again exposed the terrifying contradiction at the heart of our “child protection” system. His level headed analysis comes to the same conclustion as The Daily Stiirer has all along, that while mainstream media is either getting its knickers in a twist about criminal behaviour among immigrants going unpunished or affecting outrage at the racism of those who ...

If you love good food & farming: Stop TTIP!
I really don't want beef with growth hormones or chickens washed with chlorine or food produced with banned pesticides and additives to name but a few, and I certainly don't want our farmers undermined: Jamie Oliver on TTIP

Germany Alarmed by Aggressive NATO Stance On Ukraine
As the US pro war rhetoric pumps up the tensions between Russia, its allies and the west in Ukrain we revisit once more the truth about which world power has been relentlessly pushing for war since 2009. It isn't Russia or China, though they are not likely to back down.

World Government On The Way
Lucid and aware people observing world events unfold over the past decade or so – say, since September 11, 2001 – will have surely asked themselves what on Earth is going on here? We see ever-growing violence, war, outright lies, invasions, false flags, social upheavals, poverty, ruin and the death of millions… The world’s become a pretty dangerous and pitiful place to live in, and it only gets worse ...

Does It matter If The Dollar Is Replaced?
"Without delving too deeply into Austrian economic and capital theory, just let me point out that money printing disrupts the structure of production by fraudulently changing the “price discovery process” of capitalism. Capital is allocated to projects that will never be profitably completed. Bubbles get created and collapse and businesses are suddenly damaged en mass, thus, destroying wealth. (Zero Hedge)"

Beyond Big Bang: The Idea Of An Infinite Universe Is Fashionable Again
So Big Bang was a proven fact was it. A lot of very noisy science fanboys insisted it was, but of course big Bang was only ever a theory with no more hard evidence to back it up that the biblical creation myth. Perhaps led by the reurn of common sense, the cutting edge research is one again talking about an infinite universe.

Everybody Welcome In Europe - EU to Build Migration ‘Welcome Centres’ in Africa
Of the 270,000 illegal migrants who arrived illegally on European soil in 2014, a figure that grows exponentially year-on-year, over eighty percent come via the the expanse of North Africa that stretches from Libya to the Western Sahara. Many of these “irregular migrants” come by boat on the Mediterranean, herded like cattle onto unseaworthy boats by human human traffickers who one they have their hands on the victims' money, don't give a damn what fate awaits them.

It's Staring To Dawn On Economists That The Developed World's Economic Problems Are Structural.
When we look back from 2025, it will be painfully obvious that central bank policies exacerbated the systemic crises that brought down the global financialization machine. After all, "saving" the world from financial collapse 0f 2008 was relatively quick work; so what problems beyond imminent implosion have the central banks policies solved in the past 6 years

UN Report Says Small-Scale Organic Farming Only Way To Feed The World
Even as the United States government continues to push for the use of more chemically-intensive and corporate-dominated farming methods such as GMOs and monoculture-based crops, the United Nations is once against sounding the alarm about the urgent need to return to (and develop) a more sustainable, natural and organic system.

Report Calls for National Debate on Muslim Paedophile Sex Grooming

... The review concluded that 'a worrying lack of curiosity and follow through' on the part of police and care professionals led to the 'indescribably awful” abuse of more than 370 girls in the Oxfordshire region over 15 years'. It stops short of sayiong that senior police officers and local authority executives were put under pressure by 'the dark forces of politically correct authoritarianism' to cover up the abuse cases because to investigate fully would stir up racial tensions.

Google attempts to become the Internet's Ministry of Truth
Readers of The Daily Stirrer will know we have always said the full version of Google's corporate motto Don't Be Evil, is Don't Be Evil, That's Our Job. Here's the latest example of Google being evil, their plan to censor the internet and ensure that controversial or dissenting views from those approved by the government / corporate complex never show up in listings. Read to end to learn how to beat the evil empire.

Why Libya is ringing alarm bells in Italy
We have followed the deterioration of Libya since the Obama led FUKUS axis decided to overthrow Gaddafi because he was no longer doing what America wanted. It has not been a pretty story. Now, as Rome rings alarm bells over the deteriorating situation in Libya, The Daily Stirrer looks at the likely consequences in mainland Europe of a failed state across the Mediterranean.

Temperature Was Not Rising But Climate Chief's Cock Was
RAJENDRA Pachauri, until this week one of the world’s most influ­ential climate politicians, has been grounded in India and barred from the Delhi institute which provided the springboard for his chairmanship of the International Panel on Climate Change, as a third woman came forward alleging sexual harassment.

The Internet Of Things: A Dystopian Nightmare Where Your Entire Life Will Be Monitored On The Internet
We have reported many times on the Internet of Things an idea planned by the big technology companies and bevoled of control freak mainstream politicians and the creepy people who run global corporations. Those who love the idea of technology controlling us are cheering the idea ...

Oxfordshire grooming victims may have totalled 373 children
An investigation intogrooming and abuse of underage girls and boys in the Oxford area, prompted by the long overdue conviction of a sadistic sex gang of seven men who were jailed in 2013 for abusing six girls in Oxford, between 2004 and 2012, has reported that as many as 373 children may have been targeted for sex by gangs of men in Oxfordshire in the last 16 years.

Migrants swarm through EU back door along Serbia’s border with Hungary
Free movement of people within the European union would be a fine thing if the borders of EU nations were reasonably secure. It would be impossible to prevent illegal border crossings totally but that does not mean we should give up altogether. A global nation with no border controls is one of the sacred cows of the elite cultural Marxists who run the EU of course.

Drugs and Prostitutes Are a Surprisingly Large Chunk of Italy’s Economy

A few months ago the European Union gave new meaning to the phrase stimulus spending when it began requiring its member states to start incorporating illicit activities—including drug dealing, prostitution, pimping and illegal alcohol and cigarette sales—when calculating the size of their economies ... The Netherlands already counted the cash generated by legal marijuana sales in its national accounts. Germany, where prostitution is legal, tallied up the money from sex work.

UK General Election, 2015: David Cameron Hugged A Hoodie but Nobody Wants To Hug A Tory.
So far, no matter what the political leaders do, the public are not responding to electioneering. The biggest losers from this disengagement with establishment politics are likely to be David Cameron's Conservatives who ned a five point lead over Labour to be un with a chance. So are the polls being distorted by the UKIP effect or is something more significant going on?

Migrants swarm through EU back door along Serbia’s border with Hungary
Tens of thousands of migrants from the Middle East, Africa and Kosovo have been flooding in a torrent this year to Serbia’s border with Hungary, hoping to cross illegally into the European Union nation and flee west to a better life? Sorry I thought the P C left said it was official the west was the most evil place on the planet and third world shitholes are wonderful.

What the BRICS plus Germany are really up to in the Currency Wars?
The move led by Russia and China to dump the Petrodollar has escalated into a currency war, not the kind of war we assciate Obama with but give him time. Some wars as in Ukraine, by proxy are not going so well. Others, like the one against Islamic State aka ISIS aka ISIL in the middle east are going worse. Disintegration of The American Economic Empire is manifesting itself in moves by wannabe global players towards creating a multipolar world ...

The Forgotten War – Understanding The Incredible Debacle Left Behind By NATO In Libya
The FUKUS axis intervention in Libya, led by US President Barack Obama, with help from David Cameron and Nicolas Sarkozy as leadsers of UK and France, was an abject failure judged even by the standards of American foreign policy incompetence. Libya not only failed to evolve into the democracy we were told it would become once Gaddafi was gone, it has devolved into a failed state.

Whistleblower Exposes USA regine's torture of it's citizens

Just a couple of days ago we picked up a story from one of our favourite Whistleblower sites about a US Government Homeland Security site in Chicago where very strage things were going on. Our report compared it to The Ministry Of Love in Gorge Orwell's novel 1984.

NEIN! Germany's Bild Comdemns Latest Greek Can Kicking Exercise
With just a day left before a key vote in the German Bundestag on ratifying the 4-month Greek bailout extension, the biggest-selling, mass-market newspaper of the EU's most powerful economy, with a circulation of 2.5 million, Bild, has let the Ruling Bureaucrats of Brussels feels about the latest financial acrobatics aimed at preventing poo old Greece from escaping the slavery imposed on it by membership of the Euro.

No major UK political party has a coherent plan to cut immigration.
As the election creeps nearer, and latest figures show immigration has gone out of control again, it is clear UKIP is the only party willing to address the issue. The Liberal democrats would simply open the doors and dismantle all controls, while Convervative and Labour leaders mouth empty promises but are too afraid of being tagged 'racist' to act.

Child Sex Exploitation - Abuse Scadal Spreads To Chelmsford
Essex police have issued an apology over bungled child abuse investigations. In the last 12 months a "shocking" level of child sexual exploitation (CSE) has been reported to police and cases of abuse had been hidden for too long, a senior officer has acknowledged. His comments were echoed by Fleur Strong, director of Parents Against Child Sexual Exploitation (Pace), who said acts of child abuse were taking place "in every town".

DSK Trial: Former IMF Boss And Pimp Provides Fun
Former future French President and IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn faced some tough judicial questioning at his trial for aggravated pimping, The elitist sex addict was ordered to explicitly detail his history of "libertine” sexual practices ...

Why are people sceptical about climate change?
Forget the leftie hate mobs for the moment, ignore their claims that 'the science is settled' and any talk of 'the scientific consensus, there is a lot more to the debate than simple minded science worshippers will admit. Which explains of course why they are so desperate to suppress open discussion of the issue.

Rotherham sex abuse victims 'ferried to gangs and abused by taxi drivers paid by council staff
Taxi drivers provided by Rotherham Council's child care service took advantage of their contact with young girls to drive them to the vice dens set up by the town's notorious gangs who often subjected their young victioms to gang rape and worse, a whistleblower has said following the publication of the Casey report ...

Dr. Offit, Vaccine Pusher in Chief is exposed as a liar.
Some time ago my editor-in-chief was the target of hate attacks by left wing sheeple for questioning the effectiveness of vaccines as anything but profit drivers for Big Pharma. Well Ian has thick skin so he was quite pleased to have provoked a few death threats. One of his targets howver was Dr. Offit who had famously said new born babies could have 10,000 vaccines at the same time without suffering harm. He has not fared so well, having become an object of ridicule.

Europe Fractures: France Pivots To Putin, Cyprus Offers Moscow Military Base and Germany-US Splinter On Ukraine
Yesterday’s news reports did the usual whitewash job in reporting the the Minsk Summit which aimed to thrash out a Ukraine “peace” deal. Mainstream media gives the impression that the US / EU / NATO alliance are solid in their defence of Ukraine following the CIA engineered coup last year, in reality the various parties involved appear to be flying apart faster than the fragments of shell casing from missiles exploding at they strike targets on Donetsk.

America Is Being Destroyed
A guest post today from USA based writer and poet, Vic Damico. We have written many times of the harm being done to the cultural and social structure of Western Europe's developed nations by the determination of the elites to crush true cultural diversity and replace it with a politically correct monoculture in which differences in skin colour and sexual preference replace diversity of ideas, philosophies and lifestyles.

Thanks To The Dishonest Climate Scientists, the Public Doesn’t Know Water Vapor Is Most Important Greenhouse Gas.
Yet another exposure of the lies that have propped up the scientific dishonesty and corporate greed behind the global warming scare. Climate change is real, but the climate has changed constantly for millions of years and whatever the final outcome of what is going on now is not likely to be catastrophic. Very minor changes over the last hundred years have been amplified by data manipulation and the likely effects overstated.

A Monster From The Past Wreaks Havoc - Cthulhu? Yog Sothoth? Snow?
It was a thing from the past they said, a monster from the paleo - darkness that by 2010 would be made extinct by the downside of progress and never return to afflict children growing up today. It would die because of climate change, they said, and the world would be as if it had never existed. And the Ice Dragon would be slain and disappear from ...

Putin Isolated? What about his new best mates France and Germany
perhaps most significantly is France's continued apparent pivot towards Russia... Following Francois Hollande's calls for greater autonomy for Eastern Ukraine, former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has come out in apparent support of Russia (and specifically against the US), "we are part of a common civilization with Russia,”

The Death Of The Petrodollar Was Finally Noticed
Three months ago, Zero Hedge reported "How The Petrodollar Quietly Died, And Nobody Noticed". It has to be said that my articles for The Daily Stirrer have been telling you about the terminal illness of the Petrodollar for two years. Both I and the excellet Zero Hedge have explained in forensic detail why

Multi-Cultural England: Are You Feeling The Progressive Diversity.
As racial and sectarian tension increase on the streets of britain while politicians gear up for the election campaign, we take a look at the state of Britain today, Imigrant child abuse gangs, Clerics of alient faiths dictating moral strictures, and everywhere we look, foreigners being given provieged status. Is it any wonder the voters are angry?

Labour politicians wilfully ignored sex abuse, former MP reveals
Young girls who were being sexually abused by Asian men were ignored by officials because of Left-wing political correctness, Labour figures say. The culture of politically correct thinking which has spead like a cancer throughout the establishment led politicians, public officials, news reporters and media commentators to wilfully ignore the plight of young girls who were being sexually abused by Asian men, Labour figures have warned.

Elite abuse scandal: Former MI6 agent admits giving big names to sex dossier MP
Tony Holland, a former British secret service agent has admitted passing names of ‘sexual deviants’ to Geoffrey Dickens, the Conservative MP who compiled dossiers on the paedophile activities in Westminster, which were inexplicably lost after being passed to Leon Brittan, who was Home Secretary in the Thatcher's government.

Another Convenient Death - Hollywood Could Not Have Done Better The Police officer who was being investigated as part of probe into Rotherham child sex scandal after allegations that he had behaved improperly towards one of the abuse victimes, has died after he was hit by a car as he crossed the street ...

Syriza Official Vows to Kill EU-US Trade Deal as 'Gift to All European People'

An official with Greece's newly elected Syriza party may have killed a proposed EU-U.S. trade deal that has faced opposition from civil society. The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), now facing its eighth round of talks between negotiators this week in Brussels. The TTIP, which would be the biggest trade deal ever, has been criticized as a corporate-friendly deal that threatens food and environmental safety under the guise of "harmonization" of regulations.

Last Year's Flu VCaccine Does Not Work Against This Years Flu.

News reports today, following up the revelation that this year's massively hyped flu vaccine only works for three per cent of the people who received it, we learn today that the government Ministers reponsible may have known for almost a year ago there was a strain of influenza emerging which the flu vaccine did not protect against ...

Boko Haram attacks town inside Niger - Where Next
Boko Haram fighters from Nigeria attacked Niamey, a border town inside the neighboring country of Niger, marking the third attack on a foreign country attacked by the Nigeria based Boko Haram group in several days. The Islamic extremists are also reported to have launched attacks in Camerooon and Benin. The expansion of Boko Haram aggression came as ...

Paedophilia normal in human males? Is it really Professor?
Regular readers of this blog will not need to be reminded that we don’t have much time for academics. For the most part they tend to be useless individuals who couldn’t hold down jobs as shelf stackers or burger flippers were they forced to live in the real world. Due to the bizarre way our education system assess human intelligence however,

Labour's Multicultural, Utopian Paradise?
Boggart Bloggers had a good idea what the Rotherham sex abuse report, published yesterday, was going to contain for quite a while. Rotherham had long been one of the Labour flagship councils that the party's propaganda machine liked to portray as a multicultural utopian farmyard in which all the cultures were equal.

Another Conspiracy Theory Becomes Fact: Oil Collapse Is All About Obama's Proxy War With Russia.
While we are distracted with sex scandals at home and terrorists rampaging through the middle east and Africa, the US / EU / NATO confrontation with Russia / China / Iran is geting into a very dangerous state. While the Chinese led move to dump the US dollar as global reserve currency is causing economic chaos, the USA attempts to provoke armed conflict with Russia are getting more reckless and desperate.

Will Benghazi Flush Hillary's hopes down the karzi
Washington Times’ publishes expose that could sink Hillary Clinton's Presidential hopes. Tapes Confirm Citizen Commission’s findings on Benghazi screw up that cost American lives. Hillary Clinton has once again delayed formally announcing her intention to run for the White House in 2016, after more embarrassing information about the part the former Secretary of State played in ...

Rotherham Scandal Spreads as Police and Local Councillors Accused of Child Abuse
As we predicted when this composite page was opened last August, after the publication of a damning report authored by Dr. Alexis Jay, on how police and municipal officials turned a blind eye to organised sex abuse in the town of Rotherham, South Yorkshire, the story of sexual perversion and corruption of local officials had a lot more secrets to yield. In the latest development ...

GM babies? How About The Frankenstein Lobby Try A Bit Of Honesty And Call It Eugenics
As the British Parliament debated legalising the use of techniques to create three parent babies and the dishonest champions of scientific fascism claim is is a perfectly safe development to remove faulty genes from humanity and in no way similar to programs with the same aim carried out in Nazi Germany, we challenge them to be honest and admit what they propose is Eugenics, a morally repugnant quest to create a master race. And all three main political parties support it.

Thatcher stopped Peter Hayman being named as paedophile-link civil servant

Margaret Thatcher was adamant officials should not publicly name Sir Peter Hayman, a senior diplomat connected to a paedophile scandal, even after she had been fully briefed on his activities, examination of formerly secret papers released to the National Archives shows.

Obama Lubes Up And Bends Over To Service The Worst Corporate Tax Dodgers
Obama was always the corporate candidate. It is any wonder then that under his presidency, in spite of promises to redistribute wealth from rich to poor, the wealth gap between rich and poor has grown immensely wider? Is it any wonder that under his presidency the anti democracy trade deals TTIP and TPP are being pushed on the world, even though they will benefit the worst corporate tax dodgers?

Google Driverless Car Project - there are still a few snags to be ironed out
We said when it was first announced nearly a year ago that the Google driverless car was a non starter. It was not just the fact that Mercedes are miles ahead, nor Google's lack off attachment to reality. It was not the obvious (to those who have worked in the industry) tchnical problems, but the fact that people don't like giving control to machines that will scupper it. Oh and the insurance problems.

High Class Prostitutes Are Used As Bribes In Business Deals.
Shock, horror! In the wake of elitist child abuse scandals and with the trial of International Bureaucrats Dominic eight-hookers-at-a-time Strauss Kahn under way in France (he's accused of pimping) mainstream media have just discovered what an immoral and self indulgent sack of rogues the elite really are.

Medical experts furious that doctors will be paid to dole out 'risky' statins DOCTORS are set to get extra payments to hand out controversial statin drugs to patients who face a low risk of ever developing heart disease. It could mean four in 10 adults, including most of those in late middle age, are put on regular doses in a move that “medicalises” healthy people, leaving them at risk of side-effects including diabetes and memory loss.

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If You Believe Mainstream Media You Probably Think Russia Is On Its Knees - WRONG!
Barack Obama, David Cameron and other western leaders have been schlepping their anti Russia schtick around the gatherings of the global elite. The brave talk does not scare the Russian leaders at all, the neo Nazi regime shoehorned into power in Ukraine is losing its war against pro - Russian separatists.

Terrifying experiments are conducted on animals so that you can eat cheap, tasty meat
The United States government and the Big Ag and Big Food Corporations are behind a program of cruel and inhumane experimentation on farm animals, according to a new report by the New York Times.The Times says that a little-known agricultural and veterinary research facility, the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center, conducts experimetsn in breeding and performs surgery on farm animals.

OH NO MEASLES, WE’RE ALL GONNA D— Wait, How Many People Died Of Measles Before Vaccinations?.
The vaccine controversy erupts again as governments, politicized scientists and profit hungry corporations step up the bullying of parents about getting children vaccinated against minor illnesses or problems that will never afflict them (vaccinating boys against cervical cancer for example). Scaremongering involving health and particularly children's health is a very potent weapon in the battle to suppress dissent however ...

The Pain In Spain - Will This Be The Next country To Rebel Against EU Tyranny
With society breaking down because of austerity measures imposed by the EU, Greece recently elected a government that will cancel the debt and leave the EU if Greeks are not released from the onerous constraints of Euro single currency membership. Spain looks as if it will bring about the next Euro zxone crisis.

Swiss Decoupling Sets The Euro Adrift, Triggers Vast Losses For Banks, And Currency Traders
Nobody is shedding any tears over the news that the deciusion by the Swiss central bank to sever the link that kept The Euro single European currency from the Swiss Franc, it is just another example of really important news you will never read of hear of from mainstream media. It is however bad news for all of us.

The Death Of Democracy - Lobbying For TTIP
For some years now I and my libertarian friends in the blogosphere have been warning that democracy in the west is under threat, elected governments having been infiltrated by lobbyists working for a corporate elite. These lobbyists, who have no official status but plenty of money available for 'hospitality' (graft, payola, slush, bribery, incentivizing, call it what you will) ...

Secret ‘BADASS’ Intelligence Program Used To Spy On Smartphones.
Oh what a laugh, what a grin, those kool dudes who strut around with their iPhones clamped to their ear to show us that they paid $500 for a phone they could hsve bought for $150 had they been willing to do without the little Apple logo, and those who bought smart phones because, well everybody who is anybody has one, have been well and truly had.

Unelected Bureaucrats Are Signing Away Our Civil Rights In Secret TTIP Negotiations

For some years now we have been warning that democracy in the west is under threat, elected governments having been infiltrated by lobbyists working for a corporate elite. These lobbyists, who have no official status but plenty of money available for 'hospitality' to help them enlist the support of corrupt officials – but more and more often these days, prominent scientists, 'special advisers' and former politicians who are happy to sell their reputation.

Decapitation Strategy’ Claims Another Victim as Left Targets Leaders of PEGIDA
A week after Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West founder Lutz Bachmann was forced to resign over old Facebook posts, his replacement Kathrin Oertel has also resigned along with four colleagues, citing harassment and threats. Last weeks's protest in Dreden was also cancelled on police advice after ...

The NHS doctors who get cash from healthcare firms for patient referrals
An investigation revealed incentives, often worth tens of thousands of pounds, have been offered to doctors by private healthcare companies in exchange for referring patients to their hospitals. The British Medical Journal reported claims that the doctors’ regulator, the General Medical Council (GMC), failed to act on a warning in 2012 that the practice of offering incentives was “widespread, particularly in London, and significant in value”.

Open Letter to the New Finance Minister of Greece Yanis Varoufakis

(This letter ran on the following notable blogs: David Stockman's ContraCorner, Dmitry Orlov's Blog, and The StealthFlation Blog: Dear Yanis, As an ardent admirer, with the utmost respect for what you have put forward and accomplished to date, I humbly offer my thoughts for your consideration.

When Politicians Don't Have A Clue How To Deal With A Problem They Pretend It Does Not Exist.
Mass Immigration, Islamification of European Societies, extremist terrorism, the creation of ghettos in western cities and widespread civil unrest. And yet the political, media and academic elities still resuse to acknowledge that their 'open door' immigration policies are causing major problems.

Regulatory Cooperation’ and TTIP: Opening The Floodgates For Corporate Plunder
A new leak concerning the talks around the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) indicates that the floodgates could be opened even further for corporate influence. The leak has been analysed by the corporate watchdogs CEO and LobbyControl and shows that corporate influence on EU and US policies might dramatically increase via the chapter on so-called ‘regulatory cooperation’.

The European Union May Be on the Verge of Regime Collapse
Europe won the Cold War and looked set to become the global superpower. So where did it all go wrong?
Not long after the Berlin Wall fell a quarter of a century ago, the Soviet Union collapsed, the United States squandered its peace dividend in an attempt to maintain global dominance, and Europe quietly became more prosperous, more integrated, and more of a player in international affairs. Between ...

The age of financial privacy is over
Yes you read that right. The fascist regime in the USA has usurped to itself the right to raid bank accoutns anywhere is the world. At the moment they are only stealing money by way of tax demands from people who were born on US soil even if those people have not lived in the USA since childhood and have never be employed by a US business.

Climategate, the sequel: How we are STILL being tricked with flawed data on global warming.
Daily Stirrer occasional contributor Graham Lear returns to one of our favourite themes, the climate change hoax, part of a program of scaremongering being engineered by enemies if freedom and democracy in the higher echelons of scoiety. This about it, who is pushing the myth of catatrophic climate change being caused by Carbon Dioxide from human activity?

Transhumanism - Elitist and Mad Scientist Collaboration To Turn Us Into Automatons.
Transhumanism: there are two definitions, the production of human animal hybrids with the aim of producing superhuman creatures and the merging of humans with machines as a shortcut to creating programmable decives with human instinct, logic and congnitive skills. Neither promises any benefit to humankind in the view of those of us who believe only the natural human being can fulfill individual potential.

From Keynesian Shangri-La To Outright War
Over the last few weeks drum beats could be heard signalling the coming of troops from abroad to lay waste to any foe ahead of them. However, unlike what we first conjure up as troops from an opposing force made up of men and weapons. This battlefield is being waged in the either of the currency markets.

Everything You Need To Know About The Greek Crisis. Those people who think I have suddenly become a right wing extremist because I have been supporting UKIP's anti - EU, anti - Global Government stance and their resistance to the political mainstreams war on European cultures by be surprised to know that I was hoping for the Greek General Election to deliver a convincing victory for left-wing party Syriza.

Greece Votes On Whether Its People Have Any Future The voters of Greece will choose today, whether their country, the cradle of democracy, has a future of not. They are voting in a general election which could result in Greece trying to renegotiate the terms of its bailout with international lenders and even quitting the EU if the expected victory for hard line left wing party Syriza. The leader of Syriza, Alexis Tsipras, has pledged to write off much of Greece's huge debt and revoke austerity measures ...

Democracy: Does It have A Future Or Has Global Totalitarianism Won?
The General Election in Greece (January 2014) could have much wider effects than most elections in small nation, the vote could decide the future of the European Union and have a major breaing on whether democracy can survive the push towards government by a global, corporate oligarchy. It look like being an interesting few months if the anti - EU party wins as polls suggest they will.

People Are Waking Up To The Fact That The European Union Is On The Fast Track To Fascism.
Greece has a General Election and it looks as if the anti - EU, extreme left Syriza party will win comfortably. In previous elections that went against the Euronazis in Brussels, the democracy hating bureaucrats simply told the sovereign government of the member nation that the vote was not acceptable. If their try to overturn the Greek result in the same way it will trigger massive civil unrest.

German Anti-Islamisation Marches: What the Mainstream Media Doesn’t Want You to Know
For people who rely for news on mainstream media, what is increasingly known in Germany as the ‘liar press’ (Luegenpresse), the narrative that the racist, anti Islam protestors have turned nasty might stick. And when the reports throw in salacious details about the former leader of this movement and his colourful past, or the tragic death of an immigrant man who was killed shortly after a demonstration in Dresden last week, the pro immigrant propaganda starts to look like the voice of reason.

So Who's Making Up Innuendos About Leon Brittan
The rumor mill has gone to warp speed following the death of alleged dossier - shredder Leon Brittan. Bizarrely his friend Lord Deben seems to think the various allegations raging from Brittan's role in covering up the activities of a Westminster paedophile ring, to his actual involvement in sexual abuse of children only originated recently.

The Death Of Democracy - Are The Elites Running Scared From Public Opinion
When did democracy go out of fashion. I don't remember voting on whether we wanted to give up our civil liberties or be ruled by a dictatorship of unelected bureaucrats from Brussels, but that is where we are heading, along with the other free nations of Europe. And the USA, so-called land of the free is further along the road to fascism than Europe.

Google’s Eric Schmidt Greases Skids For Internet Brain Chip Google CEO Eric Schmidt greased the skids for an Internet brain chip during a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland earlier today when he predicted the end of the world wide web as an external concept. Asked how he saw the Internet developing in future years, Schmidt responded, “There will be so many IP addresses…so many devices, sensors, things that you are wearing, things that you are interacting with that you won’t even sense it.”

Why the war on CO2 has done far more harm than good
Warmageddonists send a lot of time screeching and scaremongering about the potpentially catastrophic outcomes of increased atmospheric CO2 levels, exaggerating their claims wildly in order to frighten people into supporting their war on the oil and coal industries. Policies formulated to tackle the imaginary threat of anthropogenic climate change have ...

Researchers Discover How to Use Living Plants to Generate Electricity.
Most of the hyped green energy solutions to generate electricity from wind or sunshine are so obviously flawed the only thing that makes them economically viable is that governments offer huge subsidies to generators. This in turn makes the sustainables so expensive that consumers cannot afford the intermittent energy they produce.

Top anti-GMO scientists band together in film exposing threats and secrecy.
The debate within the scientific community about the safety for humans and the environment of the widespread replacement of natural crops with genetically engineered plans is hotting up. On one side is the pro - GMO lobby, mainstream science, the political and business establishment and the big money campaigning of the biotech industry...

Je Suis Saussice (in defence of your right to eat pork sausages)
Just as we showed solidarity with the publishers of Charlie Hebdo magazine after twelve staff were murdered by religious extremists and defended the right of citizens in democratic nations to criticize religion by saying "Je Suis Charlie" so we are now making a stand in support of the freedom to eat sausages (which is an abomination to Allah apparently,) by saying "Je Suis Saussice".

Trade Treaties Fast Track Not A Done Deal, The People Will Stop It
The fast tracking of two trade treaties, TTIP and TPP that the corporate gofor, President Barack Hussein Obama, is pushing in the hope that the deals, will enable him to complete the task he was shoehorned into office for by transferring control of national laws from elected governments to corporate lawyers, looks to be stalling.

Prescription painkillers’ overuse has become ‘silent epidemic’ in USA, UK and Europe.
The United kingdon's Office Of National Statistics regularly publishes disturbing figure on the overuse of prescription drugs in the UK. Abuse of prescription painkillers by patients, overprescription by medical professionals and illnesses related to taking prolonged high doses of prescription painkillers are getting worse every year, to the extent that BBC Television has screened features and documentaries on the topic.

More Political Ineptitude Stirs Secterian Tensions
Amid the surfeit of scaremongering about Islamic extremist terrorism and attempts to secure immunity from attack by appeasement we have seen Oxford University Press ban all pig related words from its publications because pigs are an abomination to Allah and references to them will offend Muslims ...

More Global Warming Hot Air, As Climate Fundamentalists Continue Inflating a False Reality

We’re told this week that Washington’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Climatic Data Center (NOAA) had finally crunched its numbers for 2014, and Al Gore is a very happy man, as are the armies of amateur climate experts who take government scientific announcements as gospel.

Could 'DNA editing' lead to designer babies? Designer babies, human / animal hybrids, these things have been in wet dream territory for scientists for a long time. But now due to techniques such as DNA editing, they are getting worryingly close to reality. And as has been demonstrated many times, scientists have zero uderstanding of where the ethical boundaries lie.

We said 2014 was the warmest year on record… but we’re only 38% sure we were right - NASA
Nasa admits this means it is far from certain that 2014 set a record at all. Does that mean 97% of climate experts are 62% sure they are wrong? The thing with half-truths is that they generate a glorious fog, but it has no substance. Ask of the spin-cloud a couple of sensible questions and the narrative collapses.

Prince Andrew allegations: Suday Mirror Asks: Is this the London house where 'sex slave' says she romped with him?
More Global Warming Hot Air, As Climate Fundamentalists Continue Inflating a False Reality

Believe The Phoney Narrative Or Be Branded a Conspiracy Theorist.
Right now the west is in big trouble, the move led by Russia and China to dump the petrodollar as global currency has provoked the Americans to lead the wesern allies into an economic war that we cannot win. Why not? One word: debt. A shooting war is the only option but it's by no means certain the allies would win that.

Seventy Years Down The Line And We Have Come Back To Appeasement As A Means To Peace.
As a spate of increasingly bloody and violent attacks on civilized values and the democratif freedoms of the western nations (free speech for example) continues to cause revulsion among the general population, our spineless leader are calling on us to be tolerant. The cowardly hypocrites who lead us may be ready to surrender, but anger is mounting in the cities and towns.

Russia throws down the gauntlet: energy supply to Europe cut off; petrodollar abandoned as currency war escalates
There are some big moves taking place on the global stage that you need to know about, as this could all lead to World War III. Yesterday Russia cut off its natural gas supply to Europe, "plunging the continent into an energy crisis 'within hours' as a dispute with Ukraine escalated," the Daily Mail reported. "This morning, gas companies in Ukraine said that Russia had completely cut off their supply. Six countries reported a complete shut-off of Russian gas shipped via Ukraine today, in a sharp escalation of ...

Europe’s Intensifying Immigration Debate
In an absolutely gobsmacking psychological meltdown and an unparalleled display of bourgeois self hate, the former Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt demonstrated how wide the gap between the political and academic elite and reality has become in the materially advanced democracies. He also made himself an early fron runner for the title "cupid stunt of the century.

Spain's new migrant law upsets E U Thought Police
Spanish police have been accused of violating human rights conventions by beating African migrants who climb the fences between Morocco and Spanish African territories and deporting them on the spot (so-called "pushbacks"), ignoring asylum procedures.

‘Uncaged Corporate Parrots’ Of The Political Elite and The GMO False Narrative
The Environment Secretary in the UK Coalition Government, Elizabeth Truss has argued that genetically modified (GM) food should be grown in Britain because it is more ‘eco-friendly’. She adds that steps should be taken to speed up this development. Her statements come as little surprise to many because Truss’s predecessor, Owen Paterson, was also a staunch supporter of GM technology.

Earth’s CO2 Levels Pass Global Warming ‘Milestone', Nothing Happens - Daily Caller.
After two decades of panic stricken scientists and screeching lefties wailing about the catatrophe that would ensue once the concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere passed 400 parts per million, that figure was reached in December 2014. No islands sank, no ice caps disappeared, no cities were incinerated. Which is pretty much what those of us who recognize the science of scaremongering when we see it predicted would happen.

Who’s a Charlie? France cracks down on free speech in order to defend it
In grim and supreme irony, French police have fanned out to suppress free speech in order to defend it.“France ordered prosecutors around the country to crack down on hate speech, anti-Semitism and glorifying terrorism, announcing Wednesday that 54 people had been arrested for those offenses” since last week, the Associated Press reports.

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Labour's Cockfish Reveals How Mainfesto Will Piss You Off.
All three main parties in the UK General Election are campaigning from a Politically Correct Consensus (i.e. Control Freak) platform. But whenm it comes to politically correct control freakery, Labour will always outdo the others. The main early thut of their campaign is a promise to criminalise sugary snacks and breakfast cereals, fatty foods and some fizzy drinks. And they're serious, they have handed the job of selling this idiocy to The Cockfish of British politics.

Charlie Hebdo: No Wonder There Are Conspiracy Theories
With a little distance between us and the Charlie Hebdo killings, questions remain unanswered and are likely to remain so. These questions inspire conspiracy theories, which in turn trigger authority worshippers to dismiss anyone who asks legitimate questions as 'right wing nut jobs'...

Economist: World Leaders Will Exploit Charlie Hebdo to Eliminate Internet Privacy
Economist Martin Armstrong warns that the twin attacks in France will be used by world leaders to push for restrictions on Internet privacy and the total elimination of encrypted communications. Armstrong writes that, “They are using this latest event precisely as they used 911 to strip us of all rights. David Cameron, PM of Britain, wants to block WhatsApp and Snapchat if he wins the next election, as part of his plans for new surveillance...

Oxford University Bans All Things Pig Related In Support Of Free Speech
When does being reasonable and open minded become cowardice? When academics who pride themselves on intellectual detachment cave in to threats from extremists and try to pass off their pitiful weakness by pretending they are showing sensitivity to the feelings of minorities. Don't send you little geniuses to Oxfor, they may and up with a PhD in spinlessness.

While the world has been looking the other way, Boko Haram has been conquering Nigeria
One story that has slipped away from us recently as we have tried to bring you a fair and balanced view of the Ched Evans With Hunt, the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack, ships full of migrants abandoned in The Adriatic and the collapse of the Petrodollar amongs other catastrophe's that have happened, are happening or are waiting to happen, has been the progress of the Boko Haram rebellion in Nigeria.

Insane Science Pushing The Earth Towards Ecocide. At the Daily Stirrer we have suspected it for a log time, science is insane, a game for the ethically challenged and sociopathic to compete to be first to develop a new plague, or a death ray, or to trash the enviromnent in pursuit of political power or corporate profits for their paymasters. There's even a name for what they are doing now, Ecocide.

A Republic Always Decays Into Oligarchy. Here's Why
Almost a rehash of Schumpeter's warning, that capital alwaysd contains the seeds of its own destruction while socialism always leads to fascism. I guess the old Austrian economist was trying to tel us the only thing that works is chaos. I can live with that.

France sees dozens of anti-Muslim incidents.
No doubt our leaders and the media will condemn the backlash from ordinary French people to the Charlie Hebdo massacre. Random attacks on decent Muslims are wrong. but how long do the elites expect us to keep showing tolerance when they have done nothing about a long standing problem.

The Debt Ponzi Deconstructed
Most of us are familiar with the concept of GDP as a measure of economic health. If GDP increases, the myth goes, then the economy has grown. It is a measure of how effectively or efficiently we are utilizing our assets to generate wealth. The idea is that the more I invest the more notional returns I can generate. Unfortunately GDP is a false economic measure, it only measures the rate at which money churns around the economic system.

In The War On Terror, Freedom Is Not Winning While we would like to write about more positive things, protecting democracy and free speech, guiding people towards healthy lifestyles, how we the punters can save the planet (especially from the idiocies of the Warmageddonist lobby) and so on, we find far too much of our time is spent trying to get the truth about important issues in front of readers. Mainstream media has abandoned news reporting in favour of simply repeating government and corporate propaganda. Terrorism is one issue on which you will only finds out facts from new media.

Why Iceland Recovery Is Being Ignored In Mainstream News
Iceland is a small country with less that half a million people so is not a good comparison with Britain. It's recovery from near bankruptcy in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis however is due to the rejection of politically correct, globalist politics so in that light it serves to illustrate that to suggest Britain (60 million people) cannot survive outside the EU is just globalist scaremongering.

Boggart Blog brings you Gogglebox special on the past two days television
Mainstream media may dive for cover or publish appeasing articles saying what very nive people Muslim fundamentalists are, following the massacre of French magazine Charlie Hebdo staff. Boggart Blog, fearless as ever, carries on taking the piss however.

The Robotification Of Human Society Is being Implemented
Are you ready to surrender your humanity to science, accept having computer chips implanted in your skull that will link your brain to the internet (via a Google server) and let your life be controlled by machines? That's what The Controllers are planning for you ...

Gogglebox on the Charlie Hebdo atrocity
Mainstream media has lost even more cribility because editors were afraid to publlish the Charlie Hebdo cartoons that are thought to have provoked the attack. boggart Blog, fearless as ever, has run them, along with our own cartoon on the topic.

Liberal Says We Shouldn’t Prosecute Sexual Predators… if They are Black.
There are plenty of examples of the depths of stupidity to which 'liberals' or supporters of 'the progressive left' will stooop in order to curry favout from members of the darker skinned races, but few are as staggeringly idiot as this one.

The Strange Case Of The Footballer And The Witch Hunt.
In 2011 Sheffied United footballer Ched Evans was jailed for rape, a crime he has always insisted he did not commit. Now Evans is out, having served only helf his sentence. The left wing hate mob, the feminists and their testosterone hating gay fellow travellers are determined the player should be thrown to the dogs. but when you read the facts of the case not reported in mainstream media, the conviction starts to look very unsafe.

Merkel Agrees That Immigrants Abuse EU Welfare Systems
In a surprise statement German Chancellor Angela Merkel has agreed with Prime minister David Cameron that there is an urgent need to address the “abuses” of Britain’s benefits system by immigrants. It was the first time Chancellor Merkel publicly offered any support to the Prime Minister’s bid to reform the EU welfare system.

The Euro Is Closer To Collapse Than Anyone Cares To Admit.
A victory for the anti EU Syriza Party in the Greek elections later this month would lead to a Greek default on its massive sovereign debts. This in turn would mean Greece would have to quit the EU. And that would have massive repercussions for the major European economies and probably precipitate a global economic crisis (like the ongoing global depression isn't enough). It is going to be interesting to watch this one play out.

EU Challlenges Turkey On human Traffickers
The European Union has asked the Turkish government to explain how human traffickers could have taken two cargo ships filled with migrants out of the Turkish ports and sailed into European waters without the authorities notifying Greek and Italian marine authorities or even being aware. A spokeswoman for the European Commission, Natasha Bertaud said on Tuesday that “given what has happened in recent days with the two ships, we wanted to clarify things with the Turkish authorities.

Russia Propositions Europe: Dump The US$ And I'll Show You My Eurasian Economic Union
The wheels of bureaucracy turn slowly but they grind exceedingly fine, goes an old business maxim. It seems the slow turning of the E U's bureaucratic wheels is bringing Brussels round to understanding that as a result of the western economic and financial sactions on Russian, it is the European Union member nations and the EU itself that is being hit hardest...

America's Food And Drug Administration U Turn On Daily Asprin
For years many of us, particularly males over 50 have been badgered by our doctors and by government propaganda to take a daily does of asprin to prevent cardio vascular disease. senior health bureaucrats have even lobbied for laws mandating daily asprin.

the Sex Offenders Granted Licences to Drive Taxis in Manchester
A notable feature of the child sex abuse scandals in several boroughs of Greater Manchester, in Rotherham and Sheffied. south Yorkshire and in Birmingham, Oxford and numerous other large town and cities around the UK which have significant immigrant communities is the number of cases which centre on the premises of Taxi firms. The public have a right to expect that people being granted licences to work as taxi drivers would be vetted ...

New ‘Monsanto Law’ in Africa Would Force GMOs on Farmers

As we in the west draw up battle lines in the fight against the anything-but-free trade treaties being pushed by the Coroporate-owned Obama administration in the USA, it seems new wars are breaking out elswhere as national sovereignty and culture confronts the US led corporate power grab.

A notable feature of the child sex abuse scandals in several boroughs of Greater Manchester, in Rotherham and Sheffied. south Yorkshire and in Birmingham, Oxford and numerous other large town and cities around the UK which have significant immigrant communities is the number of cases which centre on the premises of Taxi firms. The public have a right to expect that people being granted licences to work as taxi drivers would be vetted,

2015 Will Be The Story Of China, Russia, Iran and The Petrodollar
If recent events are anything to go by, 2015 is set to be another year of 'interesting times' as China, Russia and Iran square up against the American bid for global hegemony and continue their efforts to see the US dollar dumped as the global reserve currency and the oil trading system known as The Petrodollar replaced by bilateral trades being settled in the currency of the vendor nation.

Greens Will Not Become UKIP of the Left By Talking Bollocks
A lot of people who are sick of politics as usual and aren't bright enough to see that UKIP are the only party with any chance of upsetting the politics as usual bandwagon in 2015 are hoping The Greens are poised to become the UKIP of the left. Well they're not if they carry on like this:

Labour Elite Thinks Northerners Are Thick - I Told You So
A strong feeling is starting to emerge that whatever the Labour leadeship does, the party is not going to win May's election. In spite of the unpopularity of the Conservative led coalition, the idea is taking hold that Labour is no longer the party of the working class, instead they represent professionals and academics and are thus an elitist movement.

German Chancellor Lashes Out at Anti-Islamification Marches as Support Grows
As the tide of anti - Islamic feeling grows among the German working class has gained huge momentum since the day in October 2014 when in the city of Dresden two hundred 'like minded people' gathered to launch PEDIGA (Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of Europe), a movement to defend the nationality and culture of European nations and regions.

Floating Debris Is From Missing Air Asia Jet - Or Is It
As a wave of comment on internet news suites about the similarities between the disappearance of an AirAsia Airbus, flight QZ8501 on a routine trip from Jave to singapore and the equally inexplicable disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in the same area en route from Kuala Lumpur nine months ago, it was quite predictable that while there remains no trace of MH370, this time floating debrius and bodies have been found at the alleged crasah site.

Missing Aircraft: Does This Ring Any Bells Another airliner carrying a large number of civilian passengers has gone missing in the area between Indonesia and Malaysia. Here is what is known so far from the news feeds. As you read it, make a not of how far you get before the bells start ringing.

As Italy's poor struggle to come t o terms with a lack of job prospects and the challenges of a globalized world, some are blaming asylum-seekers.
We have reported on immigration related problems in Britain, France, Germany, Denmark, Germany and Sweden. Now it is Italy's turn. Obviously mass immigration is seen as a problem all around Europle. So why do the elite and their bourgeois sycophants insist it isn't?

Rape Horror In Swedish Muslim Ghetto
A story we found on a Danish television news channel relate to a particularly horrific sexual assault that took place on 19 June near. A group of Muslim men gang-raped the girl while one, who has not been identified, put a gun to her face and threatened to kill her if she did not stop screaming.

Influential Germans Appeal Against Another War In Europe
While the mainstream media has been obsessing about the collapse in oil prices and celebrating the problems of Vladimir Putin's regime in Russia, and fanciful economic pundits have been burbling about all time high stock markets a group of prominent Germans are less concerned about mainstream sensationalism than by something that poses a much bigger threat to the immeditate future of Europe: the threat of the Obama administration pushing us into a war with Russia.

Will 2014 Go Down As The Year Propaganda Replaced Information?
Those of us who pay attention will have noticed that 2014 has topped all others for the manout of spin and propaganda spread by mainstream news organisations and government departments but also news took on a new aspect. Evidence and facts were replaced by whatever fantasy served the US and EU leadership and their corporate paymasters. Scary.

Death Of Democracy: Why We Can’t Get The Government We Deserve And Vote For.
In every election campaign, in the UK, USA, Canada, Germany, France etc. politicians spout about delivering 'change'. And yet every government we elect, no matter what label they wear or what coulour the use on campaign materials, seems just the same as the last, making the same promises and mistakes. Ever wondered why?

Secret WTO Trade Deal Leaked - Threatens Internet Freedom, E - Commerce, Free Speech

This story is about another nasty little deal corporate business has been cooking up with Washington and The United Nations and with the full complicity of mainstream media. This one threatens you internet freedom, privacy and free speech, is totally biased towards corporate power and profit and like the TTIP and TPP it is supprted by leaders of the USA and EU.

Eight Subjects That Ought To Be Part Of The Manadtory Curriculum For Basic Education?
Should subjects like meditation and gardening be part of the school currriculum? Or as one high school in Massachusetts, USA, seems to believe, classes in analyzing conspiracy theories (if taught properly this could help students distinguish between a true conspiracy theory, a fantasy and what is legitimate questioning of official propaganda. The embedded article from Collective Evolution presents some interesting ideas.

China Stumps Up To Help Beleagured Russian Economy As predicted in The Daily Stirrer Currency Wars page, China was never going to stand aside and let the American and Arabs governments trash the economy of its ally Russia. We knew this because several of our writers, chiefly economics expert Phil T Looker has contributed on the orchestrated attempt by Russia, China and Iran to see the US dollar replaced as the global reserve currency (the petrodollar).

Don’t believe American lies about Russia
What we are seeing in western media about the currency and oil price war being waged against Russia by the Obama administration in America is not only a very subjective version of events being presented by Washington spin doctors, it ignores the fact that though the USA and EU may have imposed sanctions on Russia, China, India, Iran, Turkey, all African and south American nations and most of south east Asia are still doing business with Moscow.

Another Montauk Monster? Mystery Creature Washes Up On California Beach.
No matter how much the science tits and worshippers of reason, logic and order may hate it, the world had a habit of regularly throwing up mysteries for which there is no simple, logical explanation, for instance, several carcasses of as strange creature that looks to be a dog / seal mongrel have washed up on American beaches in the last few years. WTF is it? That's a question for the people who look after The X Files.

Establishment Closed Ranks When Police Investigations Into Child Sex Abuse Allegations Closed In
Latest development in the cover up of allegations that politicians, lawyers, and celebrities were involved in systematic child sexual abuse groups, police officers have now claimed a series of covert police investigations into alleged VIP paedophiles were shut down as they went 'to the heart of the Establishment'.

UN says Ebola-hit nations at risk of hunger - Al Jazeera
United Nations officials have warned that up to one million people in West Africa are at risk of food shortgaes as nations affected by the Ebola outbreak find harvests reduced due to border closures, restrictions on and neglect of crops. The deadly virus has now killed 6,800 people and severely disrupted daily life in the worst-hit nations of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.

Christmas Message: Economic Recovery, Bah, Humbug While western government economists pump out propaganda about how economic recovery is steaming ahead (in the hope of persuading consumers to take on debt ad start spending in the befief that good times are just round the corner, and politicians wallow in schadenfreude because Russia looks to be suffering) our economics experts writes about what is realy happening and why oil pices have collapsed. It isn't pretty.

Google quits Spain in paid content row
] Spain's government have defied Google's vow to shut down its Spanish online news service rather than pay for content, [ ... ] The internet search giant threatened to close Google News Spain in December, 2014, before an intellectual property law enters force in January obliging Internet news scrapers to pay for content automatically lifted from other websites. Spain's culture ministry, said it would go ahead with the new law, Google's response is "a matter for the company".

Another Blow To The US Dollar Reserve Currency Status As Russia Sings Up Turkey, India
The move led by Russian and China to dump the US dollar as global reserve currency continues to gain momentum. Most recent nations to sign bilateral agreements to settle cross border transactions in the currency of the vendor are India and Turkey.

Docors, Scientists Greased by Big Pharma? Told You So.
The Physician Payments Sunshine Act, which was passed by the US Senate with the help of an extensive investigation led by Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA), provisions that doctors who receive payoffs from drug or vaccine companies must disclose this when pushing new therapies or medical procedures from what would otherwise appear to be unbiased intentions. (It happens in Europe too, see links in article)

French Goss Mag Outs Gay Politician, Sparks Privacy Row
Gossip magazine Closer has sparked a privacy row in France after it outed a homosexual senior member of France's right - wing National Front party. Closer published photos of the man with his male partner. Politicians and journalists have reacted angrily to whhat they call a gross breach of privacy.

TTIP Tries To Dump US Frankenfoods On Europe; Left and Right Unite To Back States' Right To Ban Them.
As public awareness increases of the way the secret trade deals that even our elected representatives are not allowed to know the terms of, the Trans Atlantic Trade And Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the Trans Pacofic Partnership will increase American global hegemony ...

A beginners Guide To Thinking For Yourself About Climate Change
Climate change has become a more fanatical and more dangerous religion that fundamentalist Christianity, Islam or Zionism. Its followers are prepared to destroy not just themselves but the entire human race and most life on earth before they will admit there is little substance in their dogmas, which are all based on 'evidence' from idols they call mathematical models, rather than on any real world evidence.

CO2 vs Temperature comparison over 400,000 years shows CO2 and warming are not linked
Scientists who are part of the 'Science Is Settled' mob are quite adamant that there is no room for discussion, that climate change is caused solely by marginally increased levels of the trace atmospheric gas Carbon Dioxide is proved beyond doubt. Unfortunately their 'proof' exists only in mathematical models, studies based on real world evidence constantly disagree

Even The BIS Is Shocked At How Broken Markets Have Become.
If the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) the bank where banks and governments do business is worried about the state of the markets, we are in bigger trouble than anyone is letting on.

Child sex abuse inquiry in crisis as victims walk away
Alleged victims of abuse involved in the historic abuse case currently being investigated by MPs and police have advised Home Secretary Theresa May, that they are ready to withdraw support from the Government's child sex inquiry. Twenty = three individuals, some of whom claim as children they suffered serious and prolonged abuse at the hands on senior Members of Parliament, Senior Civil servants and other high ranking figures in the public sector, sent Mrs May a letter claiming the inquiry is "not fit for purpose".

Obesity pill to ‘replace treadmill’ being developed by Harvard University
A magic pill which burns away excess body fat has been one of the wet dreams of mad scientists for decades. Such a pill is now being developed at Harvard University. Researchers claim it could one ‘replace the treadmill.’ (This is daft as we still need exercise to maintain a healthy heart, muscles and bones.

Everything The Science Whores Told You About Eating Fat Was A Lie.
We have been telling you so for years, but at last the world seems to be cathing up with The Daily Stirrer. Another independent study confirms that the scientists ('A sack of rogues bought and paid for with corporate gods' to paraphrase Burns) have been lying about the health risks of eating saturated fat. It's process vegetable fat, created in laboratories by scientists and other synthesized foods that damage human health.

What Would George Orwell Think Of The Screeching Left's Horror At Plans To Shrink The State. In part one of his classic social commentary, The Road To Wigan Pier, George Orwell wrote of the grinding poverty and appalling living conditions endured by people in industrial areas. The second part, which is more revevant to the 21st Century is a rant against the superiority of the upper class 'Fabian' socialists who have hijacked the Labour movement and whose Paternal Liberalism is in almost all ways more repugnant that the uncaring attitude of the old elite.

What Will It Take to Get You to Swallow GMO and Nanotech Foods?

Are you one of these "new technology rejecters"? Apparently you will be given such a label soon if you don't want GMOs or nanoparticles in your food, just as those who ask can the 1.6% contributed by human activity of the carbon dioxide that makes up 0.025% of the atmosphere really be the sole cause of the changes in our climate which has been constantly changing for millions of years before men first stood erect.

Evolution: Theory, Fact or Fiasco?
Much as I have faith in Charles Darwin's Theory Of Evolution as a feasible explanation of how diverse species originate (The Origin Of The Species) it annoys me when science fans insist "Evolution is not a theory, its a fact." Especially annoying of course is when they cite evolution to explain the origin of life on earth or the development of human intelligence. Even more annoying is their assumption that anyone questioning them is a young Earth creationist. Here are a few thoughts on some of evolution theory's inconsistencies ...

Why Food Sovereignty Should Not Be Handed To GMO Biotech Corporations
Most of the GM produce that is finding its way into the human food chain has been modified to make it resistant to herbicides (weed killer) and pesticides (insect killer) that are deadly to humans - just look at the warnings on a packet of garden weed killer or domestic fly spray if you want proof of that. And remember in bulk food production we are talking about industrial quantities of industrial strength toxins. Scientists on the corporate payroll assure us ...

Are Humans Becoming Extinct
some scientists, Guy McPherson included, down at the Climate Change conference who fear that climate disruption is so serious, with so many self-reinforcing feedback loops already in play, that humans are in the process of causing our own extinction.

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