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

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
The US economy is a "fiscal train wreck" waiting to happen, US economist Nouriel Roubini warned on Friday.
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.
The economist - one of the first to predict the US housing crash and nicknamed 'Dr Doom' - said the likely path of fiscal policy after next Tuesdays election will mean ...

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
News, Opinion and Comment

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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Interesting Times

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
News, Opinion and Comment

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

News Opinion and Comment

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

Opinion and Comment From Around The Web

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
Today's News

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
Todays News

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
Todays News

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 ...

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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


30 September 2010
A polemic on the folly of pandering to minorities and a story of Africans enslaving Africans and Asians in 2010 to illustrate the hypocrisy of Black American leaders and the weakness of western politicians who will not defend the est against charges that slavery was a crime of Europeans against Africa.

One Law For Them, Another For Us

It is rather irritating to read stories like this one about slavery in Africa when we so frequently have to put up with lectures from American black leaders, semi literate preacher politicians (I include the current Presient among them) about whitel and his evil slave trade for wich all dark skinned people around the world are stiff suffering.

There is only one thing dark skinned prople are suffering from as far as we can see. Other dark skinned people.

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Indian Mosque Dispute Shines A Light On Ground Zero Controversy
by Ed Butt.

One of the issues that has excited public opinion in America ahead of the mid term election to be held in November is the plan to build a 'Muslim Cultural Centre' close to the site of the World Trade Centre where 3000 people died in the 2001 attack by Muslim terrorists that destroyed the twin towers of the centre. Though the people behind the plan are adamant the development will not be a mosque the planned centre will include a prayer area. That is what has upset many Americans, particularly evangelical Christians.

The Daily Stirrer reported yesterday on a speech by former Australian Prime Minister John Howard, a man know for his straight talking, in which he said multiculturalism had been a disaster for Australia. Howard could have gone further because multiculturalism has been a disaster everywhere politically correct elitist governments have tried to impose it on an reluctant population.

Results of failed multiculturalist experiments can bee seen in various places around the world and the simmering grudges that arise from the inability of different cultures to occupy the same geographic space go back a long way, 5000 years in Palestine in fact. In the Balkans the cultural conflicts are at least a thousand years old and in India where Muslim conquest planted a large Islamic minority among the Hindus the disputes have gone on for several hundred years.

The latest act to be played out in one of those conflicts is the legal judgement expected shortly in the dispute between Hindus and Muslims about ownership rights of the site of a 400 year ols mosque demolished by Hindu protesters in 1992. The Hindu claim to the site rests on the fact that the mosque was built on one of their sacred sites, the birthplace, according to legend and belief, of the god Rama.

Here is how The Guardian Newspaper sees to situation:

Hundreds of thousands of police and paramilitaries have been deployed across India to prevent violence following a long-awaited legal decision on the disputed holy site at Ayodhya, in the north of the country, due today.

The judgment will determine whether Hindus or Muslims have the right to worship on the ruins of a 16th-century mosque in the city. In 1992 the mosque, known as the Babri Masjid, was torn down by Hindu extremists, sparking some of India's worst religious violence since independence.

India Braced For Ayodhya Verdict

The way communities react to the decision will be seen as an indicator of India's progress in creating an environment in which Muslim and Hindu can live peacefully side by side. With tensions increasing in Kashmir province and along the North West frontier, the border with Pakistan's troublesome tribal areas, the judgement, which ever way it goes, could be the spark that ignites an explosion of sectarian violence that had been waiting to explode in India for a long time.

So why did the Mughal Empire decide to build a mosque on a Hindu sacred site in the first place? Simple.It was how conquerors did things back then, a calculated insult to a defeated people. The practice was not exclusive to Muslims, Christans of both the Roman and Orthodox churches did the same, Genghis Kahn was a master of the art and there is plenty of evidence to suggest it was common among the paganistic tribal societies of Europe. Alexander the Great and the Romans both managed to work out that the best way to get the local plebs onside was to pay trbute to their Gods although the Romans were quick to burn the Temples and cast down the idols at the first sign of insurrection. That was a good way of getting across the message, "Look, we don't mind you having your culture and rituals and your quaint ways of doing things but we're in charge and your freedoms are restricted by what we will tolerate.

Unfortunately the Politically Correct Thought Police that have hi-jacked western governments and supra - national organisations are so besotted with minorities they are not prepared to recognise the limits of tolerance beyond which the mainstream population are unwilling to go. Thus they alienate the mainstream population and send out messages of weakness to groups whose chosen method of undermining social order or deposing governments is not by force of arms but by force of commerce.

In taking that line the elite who stand outside mainstream society and are sure the consequences of events they set in train will not directly affect them tighten their grip on the financial systems on which the world depends while theirlackeys in business and politics, drunk on distilled delusuions of moral superiority and laying the foundations for dispute which may still from time to time explode into civil untrest a thousand years from now.

The lesson that needs to be learned concerns the futility of trying to pass laws to change human nature.

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Going Halal In Harrow - Going Gay In RomeAs America divides politically again over plans to build a Muslim centre with prayer room (its not a Mosque OK) close to the site of the World Trade Centre destroyed in 2001 by Muslim Terrorists, Britain has a few divisions of its own brewing on a smaller scale of course. One involves Muslims and Halal meat in schools, in the other the gay rights lobby, famed for demanding tolerance, are showing no tolerance towards Roman Catholic religious principles.

Our Debt To IslamShould we let our society be defined by the opinions of a minority of people who, over the past 2000 years have repeatedly shown themselves to be prone to hysteria and far to ready when faced with challenging times to adopt the mindset of the mob. I refer of course to the way in which the events of 9/11 are being written into history as a point in which humanity changed direction. Mistrust of Islam existed before 9/11 of course but since then it has grown out of all proportion to any potential threat. Instead of blaming Islam for all the ills of the world though, we who enjoy the benefits of western civilisation should thank Islam for ....erm, well, ... the benefits of western civilisation or many of them at least....

Mary GypsyChristians tend to get on their high horse when paganism is mentioned. They are wrong to deny the true roots of their own religion though. The legend of Mary Gypsy tells us a lot about the way the Chistian faith developed out of pagan beginnings around the Mediterranean and along the Atlantic coast of Europe and North Africa



Pakistan closes Afghan supply route
Pakistan shut down the main land route for Nato supplies into Afghanistan on Thursday after officials accused Nato of killing three Pakistani troops. Metropolitan Police To Recruit Only Volunteers
from BBC News
Recruits to the Metropolitan Police (Met) would have to work as volunteer officers before being given paid roles under radical new proposals. The Met Police Authority is considering the idea of taking on most of its officers from a pool of volunteer special constables. Other applicants would come from the Met's community support officers, or have law and policing qualifications. The move which would save 20,000 per applicant ...

Great stuff, first they give us pretend coppers who can't arrest people, now they're giving us amateur coppers. Bet the scumbags are laughing their arses off.

Flapless plane built by British Engineers British engineers have developed the world's first plane to rely entirely on tiny air jets instead of flaps to maneuver.

We hope it turns out better than the Segway, the electric scooter that had no steering gear. The owner of the comany that made them died when he rode his over a cliff.


29 September 2010
Stimulus, equality and dementia on the menu today

NHS Failing The Elderly
NHS Turning Its Back On The Elderly
One of the great problems we face in the immediate and longer term furure is dealing with the needs of an ageing population. Science may have increased lifespan greatly and eradicated many infectious diseases over the course of the 21st century but it has failed to anticipate the needs of an ageing population.

The most obious and perhaps the most costly of the health problems unleashed by this longevity is Alzheimer's disease. Every scientific breakthriugh in the prevention and treatment of this terrible affliction seems to lead up a rather short dead end. As long as dementia remains so poorly understood doctors are often too quick to diagnose Alzheimer's disease when in fact a patient is simply suffering from another frequent cause of demention, the deterioration of the brain, nervous system and circulatory system that is a result of bodies wearing out, we are not likely to make progress in dealing with the problem.

Another frequent problem in the old is cancer. While medicine has made great progress in curing younger patients of many forms of cancer, the cancers of old age continue to be major killers.

There are many other age related problems, brittle bone disease, arthritis, heart problems, all of them debilitating, some controllable with drugs but not curable. So then we face the cost of caring for increasing numbers old elderly, inform people who can no longer live alone. The result is inevitable:

from BBC News:
Vulnerable elderly people are being unfairly forced to pay for health care, the new chairman of the House of Commons health committee says.

Stephen Dorrell said patients with conditions such as dementia used to get free care in NHS geriatric hospitals.

But the number of places has fallen by nearly 80% in the UK over the past 20 years - despite the ageing population.

He said this had pushed people into the means-tested social care system where they were often charged for treatment.
read full story NHS Turning Its Back On The Elderly

In the present economic climate this problem is being increasingly highlighted. The Daily Stirrer, ahead of the games as usual, has dealt with it previously

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Bank Of England Man Backs New Stimulus
After yesterday's idiotic Bank Of England official of the day tried to intervene in the economic debate and derail sensible discussion by suggesting we should all cash in our pensions and investments and start spending to save the economy and even more cretinous overpaid civil servant has emerged. Adam Posen, a member of the monetary policy committee (sheephead faction), has blindly followed those members of the Obama administration in calling for another stimulus or cash-for-failure bonanza.

Well the $trillion stimulus cooked up by the economically illiterate Obama and his cast of idiots, perves, seditionists, shirt lifters and Muzzas failed, pumping the equivalent of 10% of GDP into the US economy produced growth of three percent while the official inflation rate continues at over four.

Gordon Brown's stimulus was an ever more farcical calamity, and equivalent level of cash produced growth of less than 1% while inflation rran at a similar rate to America's.

So why is this fuckwit Posen calling for more of what has already failed:

from The Guardian:
Bank Of England Man Backs New Stimulus
Sterling fell sharply on the foreign exchanges after a key Bank of England policymaker argued the need for fresh action to reduce the risk of a Japanese-style "lost decade" or a return to the slump conditions of the 1930s.
Adam Posen, one of the nine members of the Bank's monetary policy committee, called for ...

Once again it serves to remind us that the people running society live in a bubble utterly detached from reality.

Related to this story is another from Europe

Europe Set For Austerity Protests

Thousands of people from across the EU are expected to march in Brussels to protest against sweeping austerity measures by many national governments.

The European Trade Union Confederation says its protest could be one of the biggest in Belgium's capital for years.

The union says EU workers could become the biggest victims of a financial crisis set off by bankers and traders.

A general strike has begun in Spain and protests are ...

Instead of politicians talking about recovery being under way we need someone brave enough to admit the global perpetual growth economic model has failed, tell the imbecile lefties to shut the fuck up because Marxist stateism failed decades ago and we need to get back to nations runnng theor own affairs for the benefit of their prople and not getting overheated about internationalism and globalisation because that can only ever led to a global oligarchly enslaving the masses.

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Guardian: European Day Of Protests
BBC Chief Says Viewers Not Bothered About Big Salaries
Viewers do not care about the high salaries of executives and presenters, the director-general of the BBC has claimed.

"When you look at the concerns that the public raise about the BBC, when they're given a list, these don't rate high," Mark Thompson told the Royal Television Society International Conference in London.

So how did he get a job running the BBC when he doesn't live on this planet.

Bigoted Britain
by Ed Butt

Guarian writer Hugh Muir is another black metrosexual elitist who thinks he should be lecturing the British on how evilly racist we are. In this article Muir has decided we need to be told by members of monorities what we can and cannot say in private regarding ethnic minorities, gays, members of crackpot religions (I include Islam in that)

There are many derided jobs and Jerome does one of them. Try this for size. "Hi, I'm an equalities trainer." In a Con-Dem world, it won't cut the rug at parties. But, despite what you read about busybodies interfering with normal human relationships and curtailing freedom of speech, how everything would be all right if only ... read full aticle Hideously Diverse Britain: What Bigots Say Behind Closed Doors.

The Daily Stirrer's response is: "Listen Muir, you smug, patronizing littleracist shit, we know you people get pissed off because toutside London the colour of your skin does entitle you to privileged status. Well you can fuck off because up here in the north we say what we like and we like what we say. Try living in the Middle East, Africa, South America, South East Asia or China for a year if you think the British are bigots. When you have been arse fucked because you are suspected of homosexuality and them thrown in a rat infested jail for complaing that your human right have been violated you might start to realise what an absolute privilege it is to live in Britain or any of the other developed nations.

Until you do understand that you can fuck of and keep your bigoted opinions to yourself. Cunt. and related to the avove stories here's news from another nation where people are getting sick of the incessant self pitying whines of gays, blacks and Muzzas.

Former Australian PM Attacks Multi Culturalism
John Howard, the former prime minister of Australia, has attacked "multiculturalism" in English-speaking nations, saying that some countries have gone too far in accommodating Muslim minorities.



28 September 2010
Ed Milliband, Economics, not on the global scale but in the way the financial meltdown is affecting ordinary people and the war on western culture are the subjects for today's featured stories

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New Labour To Be Buried By Ed Milliband's Speech?
by Ian R Thorpe

It was the Union vote wot won Ed Milliband the narrow victory over Blair clone and Tunderbirds puppet lookalike brother David. Now the question being asked is will Ed. M. be allowed to lead accoring to his own political principles or will he be a puppet of the Unions?

Either way it seems the neither right not left so long as we're in power politics of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown's creation New Labour is dead and will be buried today in Milliband's first speech as leader to the Labour Conference. Whether he chooses to be a radical, independent leader bringing his own political philosophy and a new direction to the party or simply the hired help of the Trade Union movement, it is widely predicted Ed Milliband will move the party to the left.

The BBC News says:

Ed Miliband is due to deliver his first big speech as Labour leader, promising "different ways" of doing politics.

He will tell delegates at the party's conference in Manchester that he is part of Labour's "new generation".

In a speech which his aides say will have a "tone of humility", he is set to signal a move away from the policies of the Blair-Brown era.

He is expected to sympathise with "anger at a Labour government that claimed it could ... read full post Milliband To Shun Blair - Brown Era

As one would expect The Daily Telegraph takes a more questioning line:
What does Labour stand for now?As Labour takes stock at its first autumn conference in opposition since 1996, we ask delegates what exactly the party now stands for.

Though the first poll taken since Ed. Milliband was delared leader last Saturday shows Labour holding a one point lead over the Conservatives, the party is still well behind the coalition parties combined vote.

The Daily Stirrer believes the leadership election result will in the long run benefit the Liberal Democrats by redrawing the line between centre and centre left which had become blurred during the New Labour years. Under Blair and Brown the party had moved so far to the right in pursuit of the Mondeo man and mortgage man vote they had little in common with the Labour movement of the past.

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Mr. Bean Speaks Out On The Economy
by John De Roe

It is absolutely shocking to sombody like myself whose career was spent in finance to hear a senior official of the Bank of England saying the things Charles Bean said yesterday. The nation is in a mess economically, a bigger mess tan anyone in givernment or the finance sector has yet admitted, a bigger mess than I could hope to give a full account of were I to write a book on the subject. And if I did decide to write such a book the first problem would be were to start: our demolished industrial base, the domination of the jobs market by the over-large public sector, hard core unemployment, the disastrous fall out from a debt led consumer boom fuelled by falsely inflated property values, the burgeoning cost of care and pensions as people live longer and society must help them cope with the problems of old age.

It is impossible to untangle this mess and identify a thread along which we can start working our way towards recovery.

And yet here we have Mister Bean, yes that is his name, saying that the only way to save the UK economy is for consumers to start spending again. Then he compunds his insult to the already heavily indebted workers who have little job security and the worry of price inflation which in real terms is running at around twice the official figure by attacking the people who worked hard for many years and saved to give themselves security in their retirement.

Savers Told To Stop Moaning And Start Spending - Daily Telegraph

Savers should stop complaining about poor returns and start spending to help the economy, a senior Bank of England official warned today. Older households could afford to suffer because they had benefited from previous property price rises, Charles Bean, the deputy governor, suggested. They should "not expect" to live off interest, he added, admitting that low returns were part of a strategy His remarks are likely to infuriate savers, who are among the biggest victims of the recession. About five million retired people are thought to rely on the interest earned by their nest-eggs. But almost all savings accounts now pay less than inflation.

Another view on this:
The Guardian:Britons Told To Start Spending

Mr Bean says they should not expect to live of the interest earned by their pension pot but should spend it. Mr. Bean's remarks amount to an admission that low interest rates and poor returns on savings are part of a long term economic strategy. A strategy that in my view has the fingerprints of the Bilderberg Group all over it.

When I think back to all the people that I, in almost four decades, advised to invest prudently, to hear senior central bank officials talking like this makes me feel like a fraud. I cheated those people, the money I advised them to save is now being stolen by the interntional financial community. I shoulf have been advising people, "go out and have a gooid time, blow your money on booze, women and fast cars because we're only here once and what we struggle to save when young will be worthless when the time comes to cash it in.

Is it any wonder people have lost faith in the banks and anybody connected with government. It is any wonder nihilism is the only idea driving secular society. One can understand why people are returning to religion when the alternatives are even more irrational.

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Clegg Promises New Global War On PovertyNick Clegg's war on poverty, which he will launch at a United Nations conference this week is doomed before it begins. Once again the arrogance of western politicians in assuming all the people in the world want to be as materially privileged, as advanced in technology and as indebted, stressed out and unhappy as we in the developed nations gets in the way of actually doing what needs to be done. .
Winter Of DiscontentUnions are threatening coordinated strikes, civil disobedience and a campaign of resistance not seen for decades as they seek to increase the pressure on the Government over public sector cuts. One leader warned ...
Property Prices To Fall Again?Despite government eforts to talk up a recovery the economy remains stubbornly stagnant. It is unsurprising really, the UK economy still relies far too much on the housing and property market and with incomes being squeezed and house prices remaining so high they are beyond the reach of first time buyers there is little change of increased activity while unemployment continues to rise.




Emma Thompson Says Slang Makes Teengers Sound Stupid

Oscar winner Emma Thompson aka Nanny McPhee is getting quite a reputation for being controversial these days. Her lastest outspoken attack is aimed at the slang employed by teenagers who are more concerned with being though 'kewel' by their peers than being understood by people with whom they must communicate.

When she recently claimed the Isle of Wight was a place where homosexuals could expect to be flogged, actress Emma Thompson came in for a storm of criticism.

Things hardly improved when she attempted to apologise by explaining that she had meant to say the Isle of Man.

Now the Oscar winning star has turned her attention towards English grammar - and those who do not speak properly.

The 51-year-old mother of two, who has penned a new version of the classic musical My Fair Lady, said she was being driven insane by youngsters who used slang when communicating.

Sounding like a modern day equivalent of Henry Higgins, she told the Radio Times using phrases such as like and innit made individuals sound stupid.

Ms Thompson, who has an 11-year-old daughter and a 23-year-old adopted son, said it was vital teenagers learned the difference between speaking to their friends and talking to ... read full story Emma Thompson Says Slang Makes Teengers Sound Stupid

The Daily Stirrer has in the past featured articles on the efforts of the Thought Police to alienate the young from older generations. Age is the new apartheid. It is yet another crackpot idea hatched by the lunatics we have housed in our great Universities since Margatet Thatcher's government closed down all the nut houses.

So much of the educaion children re given now is not about teaching them to communicate, calculate and absorb information in order to make sense of the things they will encounter in life, still less is it about familiarising them with the culture of the nation society that nurtured them (culture is a dirty word to the Thought Police inless it is linked to either gay, black or ethnic,) What children are educated in is how to obey the diktat of the ruling elite.

Thus they must be made illiterate because there is a danger they will garner ideas from reading books or talking to those who have read books.

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And finally:
India Faces Pollination Crisis

A decline in pollinating insects in India is resulting in reduced vegetable yields and could limit people's access to a nutritional diet, a study warns.

Indian researchers said there was a "clear indication" that pollinator abundance was linked to productivity.

They added that the loss of the natural service could have a long-term impact on the farming sector, which accounts for almost a fifth of the nation's GDP.

With its population of 1.2 billion and an exploding birthrate you'd think pollination was the last thing India had a problem with.


27 September 2010
A businessman bricks up the doorway of his bank to suggest bank doors are closed to small businesses. An old British engineering company relocates its corporate headquarters to a low tax environment. Do you get the impression all that politicians' talk of recovery and improving prospects is just so much bullshit?

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26 September 2010
A Sunday hotch potch of the trivial and the irrelevant. We could have conjured something interesting out of all this but we were all busy.

Ed Milliband Is Labour Leader
Labour has elected a new leader and as predicted by most bookies the "anointed one", natural successor of Blair who has now ascended to a higher plane, did not win. It is not surprising, David Milliban not only looks like a Thunderbirds Puppet he talks like a robot, spewing mouthfuls of unintelligible managerialist jargon at his audience.

Younger bother Ed may turn out to be a good leader or he may become Labour's equivalent of Iain Duncan Smith, a nice guy but simply not up to the job. In his first television interview as leader however he was cut to ribbons by Andrew Marr which does not bode well for future encounters with the likes of David Cameron, Nick Clegg, William Hague and Vince Cable.

from BBC News:
Ed Miliband has insisted Labour will not "lurch to the left" under his leadership and he will not be in thrall to the trade unions, despite winning with the backing of their members.

New Labour leader Ed Miliband says the party will not "lurch to the left" under him and he will not be in thrall to the unions.

The problem Labour has now is to get back in touch with its core vote, the working class. There have ben many claims from various candidates and senior figures in the party that they were only narrowly defeated in the election. This is simply not true. The percentage figures look quite close but even if Gordon Brown had managed to secure a deal with all the minor parties (which would have required both the Northern Ireland sectarian parties, Sinn Fein and the Democratic Unionsists on board) as well as the Liberal Deomcrats they would still not have commanded a working majority.

How do Labour get back the working classes of the industrial areas without losing the suburban middle class, the minorities? How do they prevent themselves being identified as the party of the metropolitan elite? There is no easy way but Ed Milliband could make a start by giving a prominent role to the only leadership candidate to emerge with his status enhanced in the eyes of the public, Andy Burnham.

The Guardian: Ed Milliban vows to be his own man
The Independent: Union Votes Crucial In Narrow Win


Taxman Targets Swiss Bank Clients

Several reports of a crackdown on tax aviodance by xoalition finance ministers have concerned us.

While it is essential that the government chases people who use illegal techniques to evade tax, tax avoidance id usually about minimizing tax liability by legal means. Therefore if the government wants to stop the exploitation of loopholes they should be announcing punitive crackdowns on the blundering incomptents in HMRC.

Harrassing businesses for obeying they laws created by previous administrations and their civil servants is not going to help the economy in any way.

Hundreds of wealthy UK taxpayers are sent letters by HM Revenue & Customs over possible large-scale tax evasion, the BBC learns.

It is understood HMRC has acquired a list of high net-worth individuals with accounts at the Swiss division of HSBC.The list was stolen by an employee and passed to the taxman by the French authorities. The bank is not accused of any wrongdoing. The campaign comes after the government announced a crackdown on tax avoidance

Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander told the Liberal Democrat conference in Liverpool he hoped closing loopholes and ensuring wealthy people pay the full top rate of tax would generate an estimated 7bn a year by 2015 in additional income tax revenue. This comment alone justifies our concerns. 7 billion is a drop in the ocean when set against our public sector deficit. It smack of government by bullies rather than realists.

City Life Boosts Disease Resistance

Here's a shock for the tree hugging, lentil munching, sandal wearing limp wristed vegan Nazi conspiracy.

People from traditionally urban areas could be genetically better suited to fighting infection, say researchers. The University of London team looked at how many people carried a specific gene variant known to give them resistance to TB and leprosy. It was more common in those from areas with a longer history of urbanisation, where the diseases were more likely to have been rife at one point.

As with all these scientific surveys however we should perhaps not take too much notice. There are plenty of country folk live to a ripe old age.

Patients To Be Frozen While Awaiting Surgery

Surgeons are pioneering a method of inducing extreme hypothermia in trauma patients so that their bodies shut down entirely during major surgery, giving doctors more time to perform operations. The technique helps to reduce the damage done to the brain and other organs while the patient's heart is not beating. It also reduces the need for anaesthetic and life support machines. Researchers are now set to begin the first human trials of the technique, which involves replacing a patient's blood with a cold solution to rapidly ...

The Daily Stirrer is sceptical about this. So much emphasis has been placed on statistics and length of time on waiting lists by NHS managers in recent years we suspect it is just a way of improving a hospita's position in the league table.

UN To Appoint Special Ambassadors To Greet Aliens

Mazlan Othman, a Malaysian astrophysicist, expects to be tasked with co-ordinating humanitys response if and when extraterrestrials make contact.
Aliens who landed on earth and asked: Take me to your leader would be directed to Mrs Othman.

She will set out the details of her proposed new role at a Royal Society conference in Buckinghamshire next week.

The 58-year-old is expected to tell delegates that the proposal has been prompted by the recent discovery of hundreds of planets orbiting other starts, which is thought to make the discovery of extraterrestrial life more probable than ever before ...

The only thing this story proves is the people running the world have totally lost the plot. An ambassador for Space my arse. Have these idiots never seen the Tim Burton film Mars Attacks?


25 September 2010
A woldwide crisis of food price inflation, the Labour leadership and David Cameron's promise to cut taxes are the featured stories today.

Harry Potter Lookalike Challenges Thunderbirds Puppet For Labour Leadership by Ian R Thorpe

The Labour leadership contest has been a dull affair, the Politically Correct Thought Police that run Labour these days have expelled from the party anyone who has a personality. Thus the main contenders, Ed Milliban, the Harry Potter lookalike and his brother David (Bananaman) Milliband the Captain Scarlett lookalike, with the support of the party oligarchs and the big money interests that funded the Bildrberg puppets of New Labour have easily seen off the competition.

from Yahoo News:

Ed Miliband has overtaken his brother David as the bookies' favourite in the race to become the next leader of the Labour party

The overnight gamble that saw Ed Miliband leapfrog brother David to the head of the betting to be the next Labour leader is showing no signs of slowing either.

Gary Burton, spokesman for book keepers Coral, said: "After shortening his price four times in the first few hours of trading, the strength of the support behind Ed suggests that this intriguing race has come to an end, but as the contest nears it's close, it looks like David's supporters are not giving up yet and we are seeing some opposition to the favourite".

Ed Miliband has clawed his way into the race by appealing to rank-and-file party members and seeking to distance himself from ... Ed Milliband looking likely to be Labour leader">read more Milliband and labour leader vote

More coverage of this story:

BBC News: New Labour Leader to be announced
Guardian: Labour leadership contest too close to call

From our point of view as The Daily Stirrer's main wrters all live on the fringe of the Lancashire industrial belt, it is sad to see Lancastrian Andy Burnham squeezed out by power politics. Not only was Burnhan talking the most sense on the problems the whole nation rather than just the London metropolital elite face, he has been the only candidate with genuine working class links. Diane Abbott might try to make a similar claim but she was never a genuine candidate being the token woman, token ethnic minority and token leftie.

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Coalition Will Cut Taxes Says Cameron
from The Daily Telegraph:
Coalition Will Cut Taxes
by Xavier Connolly

David Cameron holds out the prospect of tax cuts for the middle classes as he makes clear his intention to give something back from a stronger economy.

In an attempt to reassure anxious Conservatives, the Prime Minister says the recovery will lead to a time when people can again share in the growth.

Keen to avoid his time in No 10 being defined solely by the deficit and deep cuts, he wants people to know that the country will get through this problem.

He argues that once the deficit is sorted, his government will have the ability to lower the tax burden. In opposition, Mr Cameron talked about wanting people to share the proceeds ...read more on Coalition, taxes

Labour and the left have had a free run of the media throught the summer with the coalition government finding its feet and hacking out a way for two very different parties to work together in a difficult situation. All Labour have shown us in that time is that for all their talk of fairness and equality they have no policy alterntives to the inane tax and spend economics that proved so disastrous for the economy, jobs and business while they were in power and no social policy alternatives to the idiotic, politically correct multiculturalist posturing that panders to every minority and marginalises the mainstream Britons who are their core vote.

Now politics is getting back to normal we are likely to see how short sighted Labour were to dismiss David Cameron as a posh boy, a public school half wit. I'm not a fan of the Prime Minister but he is no dummy and is far better at communicating with ordinary people than any of the jargon spouting McKinsey managerialist clones in the current Labour crop.

The coalition lost a very good minister when David Laws was outed but other names will emerge, people who have run businesses or had careers in the real world. We need to get back to having real people run the nation and not the career politicians and the academics who have dominated in recent decades.

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Attack By Irish Terrorists Imminent? The threat level to Great Britain from Irish-related terrorism has gone from moderate to substantial, the Home Secretary has announced ... Though the late Mo Mowlam did an excellent job in brokering a peace deal in Ireland it was inevitable the roubles would return. One only has to read Irish mythology to understand how very dep seated the problem is.

United Nations Warns Of A New Food Crisis
by Ed Butt

With 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.

United Nations Warns Of A New Food Crisis
Environmental disasters and speculative investors are to blame for volatile food commodities markets, says UN's special adviser.

The world may be on the brink of a major new food crisis caused by environmental disasters and rampant market speculators, the UN was warned today at an emergency meeting on food price inflation.

The UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) meeting in Rome today was called last month after a heatwave and wildfires in Russia led to a draconian wheat export ban and food riots broke out in Mozambique, killing 13 people. But UN experts heard that pension and hedge funds, sovereign wealth funds and large banks who speculate on commodity markets may also be responsible for inflation in food prices being seen across all continents.

In a new paper released this week, Olivier De Schutter, the UN's special rapporteur on food, says that the increases in price and the volatility of food commodities can only be explained by the emergence of a "speculative bubble" which he traces ... read more on food crisis meeting

The Daily Stirrer has been warning of the consequences of food price inflation since we began publishing. Our economics expert John De Roe repeatedly outlined the effects a speculative bubble in food commodity futures was likely to have on the living standards of people in the developed world and the humanitarian disasters that were likely to unfold because of it in poor nations.

In addition to rising prices the effect on food supplies of climate chaos is adding to the plight of the hungry. Once again we have to say that at the root of the problem is over population. Until governments and supra national organisations like the UN understand that current agriculture and technology cannot support a global population nearing seven billion. Instead of G20 leaders blethering about a global economic policy and a global culture and all the rest of their one-world, utopian, oligarchic collectivist nonesense they have to talk about a global birth control policy. In the western nations we, at grassroots level, have a self imposed population control ethic thanks to materialism and self interest. Birth rates are falling in almost all the developed nations.

Somehow our leaders must find a way to overturn the conventional wisdom of ancient cultures that big families are wealth and show people with modern healthcare two or thee children per couple is enough to sustain any society and it is large families that keep people in poverty. It will not be an easy task but if the world leaders fail or try to duck the issue by talking about crackpot 'scientific' solutions we will have to embark on a controlled cull of surplus human beings. Starting with the world leaders.

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24 September 2010
Is Nick Clegg becoming a limp wristed, politically correct Obama clone, Quangos facing the axe and tough questions for the banks feature today

180 Quangos Face The Axe In Coalition Cuts
Not before time we have a government that is willing to take action to reduce the size of the bloated public sector:

from BBC News:
Proposals to abolish 180 quangos and merge a further 124 have been seen by the BBC's Politics Show. The Renewables Advisory Board and Museum, Libraries and Archives Council are among taxpayer-funded bodies proposed for abolition.The list, dated 26 August, includes groups linked to all major government departments.

The Cabinet Office has ordered a leak inquiry and says it regrets any "uncertainty" for employees. The list of public bodies up for abolition, mergers or other reforms was included in a letter from Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude to other ministers.

also on this story from The Daily Telegraph:
Throughout their years in power Labour used expansion of public sector employment to mask the true level of decline in our industrial and commercial base. This employent policy lies behind the structural financial deficit that is dragging our economy from recession into stagnation and slump. Appointing another tax eater does not help grow the economy it helps grow the deficit.

For thirty years under both Conservative and Labour governments, quangos (quasi autonomous national government organisations) have become the personal bureaucratic empires of 'special advisers' costing a fortune to run and achieving nothing except the creation of lots of paper for the recycling industry.

If the coalition can dump a few of them it can only be good. And the tax eaters they employ will cost the nation less on the dole.

Clegg Becomes Obama Clone

UK Must Restore It's Reputation Says Clegg Nick Clegg is starting to sound disturbingly like an Americal Liberal (i.e. a Nazi) than a British liberal democrat. American liberals, deluded fools that they are, are obsessed with race, sexual preference, minority rights, the idea that if we all join hands and sing Kumbaya we can create a politically correct Utopia and a bizarre belief that the entire world can come together as one nation under one government (led by a black, Muslim turd burglar of course). Look at what Clegg has been saying to those idiots at the United Nations in thios press release issued before he spoke.

from BBC News
The UK must restore its reputation in the world, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is expected to tell the UN general assembly in New York later.

He will say that tolerance and fairness are in Britain's "national DNA".

But he will add the UK has learned "the hard way" that democracy "cannot be created by diktat", in comments likely to seen as a reference to the Iraq war.

He will also say the UN needs a "radical overhaul" to tackle the international challenges it faces ...

To be fair to Clegg, Little Black 'Bammy did no better by the nation he leads, seeing the platform as another chance to run down America in an event that will be reported world wide.

Can these thickos not understand Multiculturalism and globalisation are twin disasters. Muliculturalism destroys coherent cultures and leaves in their place a dystopian vaccum. Globalisation is just an excuse for the dark side of capitsalism to export the jobs and industries that stitch together our communities and provide the weft and warp of our cultures. That they have spent all thir adult lives cocooned in the unreal phantosphere of universities and the public service has shielded them from the harsh realities of life so it is no wonder they do not grasp the futility of their attempts top "bring about change."

These stupid, over-educated, over-promoted retards may spout their politically correct banalities but they have no undertanding of how human societies work, how true capitalism functions or how human nature will always trump all their misguided efforts at social engineering.

UK Banks Face Questions About Stability
The five-member Independent Commission on Banking said in its first issues paper on Friday that it would look at separating companies' retail and investment banking arms, limits on proprietary trading and investing, fee structures, competition and reforming market infrastructure.

"The list is not intended to be exhaustive," the ICB said, adding that "the commission has not moved towards any particular options at this stage."

We hope they get asked a few hard questions about crap customer service, they eyewash they pas off as 'online security' but which is only at best a bureaucratic exercise in arse covering and why they are still closing convenient local branches, replacing human staff with automatons who can only work from a script.

We would also like to know why the listening bank does not listen any more and the bank that for years claimed it liked to say "yes" now only likes to say "fuck off."



23 September

Cimate Change supremo Rajendra Pachauri, Obama's war on poverty and the police abandining crime fighting in favour of bureaucracy feature today.


22September 2010

Economic Matters particularly Vince Cable's speech to the Liberal Democrat conference, the recovery and how to prevent an oil rush in the ecologically sensitive Arctic are today's issues.

Vince Cabe Stirs Things Up At The Liberal Democrats Conference by John De Roe It is Business Secretary Vince Cable's turn to address the Liberal Democrat conference today and parts of his speech released in advance to the media suggest he is going to use the platform to attack the banking and finance industry

from The Guardian:

Vince Cable Takes On The City

Vince Cable will today launch an aggressive attack on capitalism with a speech that warns the current system "takes no prisoners and kills competition where it can".

In an echo of Denis Healey's famous 1974 pledge to "squeeze property speculators until the pips squeak", the business secretary will unveil plans to shine a "harsh light into the murky world of corporate behaviour".

Cable will announce the launch of a major consultation on takeovers and executive pay, with the intent of ending "corporate short-termism".

"Let me be quite clear," he will tell the Liberal Democrat conference in Liverpool. "The government's agenda is not one of laissez-faire. Markets are often irrational or ... read more

Also: BBC News Cable hits out at "murky city"Vincent Cable insists he is pro-business and pro-market after criticism of his planned Lib Dem conference speech attacking the threat from "murky" corporate practices.

The Daily Telegraph headlines Cable's Attack On Business Odd And EmotionalIn an outspoken attack that will set him on a collision course with the City and heighten tensions in the Coalition, Mr Cable will use his speech to the Liberal Democrat conference to say the capitalist system is tainted and "kills competition", and that markets are "often irrational or rigged

Having long been a critic of the over-reliance of the UK economy on the financial services sector and the City Of London investment banking and currency / derivatives trading centre Mr. Cable is hardly saying anything that can be considered out of character. Part of the shock at his line is perhaps due to the media and chattering classes having been too willing to believe the suggestions of Labour leadership candidates and the left leaning media that the Lib Dems had gone over to the 'dark side' and lined up with the Conservatives behind a Thatcherite pro - business, anti regulation economic agenda.

The first thing to understand is that David Cameron's Conservatives are not Margaret Thatcher's Conservaties TARDISed three decades into the present. Thatcher won over middle England by promising prosperity based on perpetually increasing property values. New Labour embraced Thatherite economics and took them further than the Conservatives could ever have got away with.

David Cameron is a smart enough operator to know that line is discredited, his core constituency, the small and middle sized business owners and the lower middle and aspirational working class mortgage slaves are feeling the pain of thirty years economic mismanagement.

The whole nation should listen to Vince Cable today or study his speech. I hope to hear him talking about more support for real businesses rather than middle men selling dubious 'services' or trading in things that don't exist. What the nation needs is real jobs that contribute to the production or sale of something with substance. That is the only kind of business that will save the economy and geberate the tax revenues to pay for public sector jobs and services.

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When The Cutting BeginsAs the coalition settles into its new job and the words of former chief treasury secretary Liam Byrne, 'There is no money left' reverbrate how will the new team set about reducing the deficit and mountian of debt, creating jobs and sorting out the financial mess left by Labour?
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The Jobless EconomyPoliticians, economists and others with an interest in talking up the economy to get us all spending and taking on debt and mortgage loans again may rave about recovery. With our industrial base so depleted where will the jobs come from that we need to lead a recovery?" They may call it fiscal prudence, we call it loonytoons economics...
Interesting Times - Which Way Will The Global Economic Crisis Go In 2010Which way will the economic crisis go in 2010? Cracks are apearing in the Europen Single Currency scheme and China which has massive holdings of US treasury bonds is making unhappy noises about the dececits being run up by the Obama administration as they pursue loonytoons economic policies...

from BBC News:
UK Recovery Slower Than Thought

The UK's economy will recover more slowly than previously thought next year, business group the CBI has predicted. It expects GDP to grow by 2% in 2011, not 2.5% as forecast in June this year.

Spending cuts aimed at getting public finances into better shape had prompted the revision, the CBI added. But it said the prospect of the UK returning to recession was "unlikely", adding it expected growth in 2010 to be ...

Good to see some common sense creeping into government thinking. So far, as the coalition has been finding its feet most of the noise has been coming from Labour whiners and media lefties, the neo Nazi "progrssive left" as they like to style themselves. They wanted to continue with the insane levels of public spending seen under the Labour government claiming this would restart the economy when in reality all it would ever be able to di is inflate another bubble.

The international finance community think deficit reduction is the right way to go so even if Labour had retained power public spending cuts would have been inevitble, imposed on us by the International Monetary fund which would have had to step in to save the economy when the government could no longer service its debts.

Yes we know the cuts will be painful but a moderate amount of pain now is prefereable to having an arm and a leg amputated in a year's time.

Inflation Tax
Osbone and Balls Square Up Over The Economy Bank Of England Warns Living Standards Will Fall Dramatically

Head Of Major Food Producing Corp Warns Of Food Crisis Interest Rates To Rise Sixfold

Coalition Fight Over Green Energy Huhne In Climate Fight With The Treasury from The Guardian:

Climate change secretary Chris Huhne is fighting to defend his department's funding and independence, fending off a suggestion that his civil servants should be moved to the Treasury to cut costs.

Huhne is having to resist the Treasury on numerous policy fronts. He has rejected the relocation idea, fearing his department's civil servants would "go native" if they moved into offices in the Treasury.

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc) was created in 2008 by combining responsibilities which had been part of the previous business and environment departments. The move was praised at the time as an attempt to connect two areas of policy that had sometimes

(The news came today as Huhne gave his speech to the Liberal Democrat conference. His pitch was that the government wanted to foster a "third industrial revolution" in low-carbon technology. But the techno-optimism of the speech sat awkwardly with the news that he has been forced to contemplate breaking up his department)

Liberal Democrat Engery Secretary in the Coalition government doesn't look like the stereotypical sandal wearing, tree hugging, hand wringing limp wristed vegan Nazi we have come to associate with the green movement but he seems very willing to take on board all their whackiest ideas about how to save the planet.

Fortunately for us wretched taxpayers tightwad George Osborne, thrifty Vince Cable and tightwad Danny Alexander are holding the purse strngs.

Arctic Mineral Rights The Arctic, for all its bleak tundras and ice bound landscapes is a hugely important area ecologically. It is also vastly rich in vital mineral deposits, chiefly oil. Scottish oil exploration firm Cairn have already announced a siignificant oil find in "Iceberg Alley" the sea channel between Norther Canada and Greenland. Russia has blans to build floating Nuclear Power Stations to provide the energy for mineral exploration and exploitation. So how do we control this mineral rush. Remember this is not a few polar bears and seals we are talking about but industrial operations that could drastically affect population centres in northern Europe, Asia and North America.

from BBC News
Summit Over Arctic Mineral Resource Claims

An international meeting to try to prevent the Arctic becoming the next battleground over mineral wealth has begun in Moscow.One quarter of the world's resources of oil and gas are believed to lie beneath the Arctic Ocean.

Russia, Norway, Canada, Denmark and the United States have already laid claim to territory in the region. Some 300 delegates will discuss co-operation but are also likely to push their claims to the Arctic's riches.

The region's resources are rapidly becoming accessible due to the dramatic shrinking of the polar ice cap. The race for the Arctic centres on ...

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21 September 2010

A Liberal Democrat fiasco and the social time bomb of caring for dementia sufferers feature in The Daily Stirrer today.

The Liberal Democrats Fall Out Over Whether To Be Reality Dwellers

Even back in the1980s when two of The Daily Stirrer's writers were activists in the Liberal Party the membership contained a very significant proportion of sandal wearers, tree huggers and limp wristed vegan Nazi raffia mafian with wispy beards.

We had to feel sorry for Nick Clagg at the party conference. Having led the party to its first real taste of power in eighty years he faced the anger of the sandal wearing, tree hugging, wispy bearded, limp wristed veagan vegan Nazi raffia weavers because they do not like the fact that having reached a oint where they are so close to power they can stick their tongues out and lick it, the breast milk drinkers do not like the way they are being asked to face some of the harsh realities of life.

Clegg: We Had To Make Early Cuts
Nick Clegg has said ministers had to start cutting spending early because of "perilous" economic circumstances after the general election.The Lib Dem leader, whose party once opposed early cuts, told the BBC Britain had been in the "danger zone".But he also warned banks against "offensive" bonuses saying he would not take another bonus tax "off the table".
The Lib Dem leadership is being urged by members to ensure spending cuts do not hit the poorest disproportionately

Here we have a classic Liberal contradiction. While the leadership accept that public spending cuts were forced on us because of the global recession and reckless overspending by the previous government the hand wringers are full of angst about the poor. One would think with their love of lentils and clotes made from old curtains they would understand poverty is undefinable. A spendthrift may be making 1000 a week and falling into debt, some planet lovers may be living very comfortably on 100 a week. So where do we start on making sure the cuts do hot hit the poor?

As if to underline the necessity of spending cuts to reduce the deficit this story also featured in most papers and on news bulletins this morning.

Lots of talk of recovery but the economic situation worsens.
from BBC News:
UK Public Sector Borrowing Hits New Record
The amount of new public sector borrowing hit a record of 15.9bn for August, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
The larger-than-expected figure came after higher inflation led to a rise in interest payments on index-linked government bonds.
However, the ONS said receipts from taxes were still rising.
The latest figure means borrowing in the first five months of the financial year has reached 58.1bn.
The ONS said the rise in the retail price index, which is used to set payments on index-linked bonds, meant interest payments almost trebled to 3.8bn last month, compared with 1.3bn in for August a year ago

Read more on this story:
UK Public Finances Defecit in The Guardian
Inflation Pushes Deficit To A New High: The Daily Telegraph
As The Daily Stirrer has ben forecasting the inspid stirrings of recovery are being crushed by the growing structural debt (our failure to raise enough in taxes and duties to pay the government's bills) and until we have corrected the negative balance there will be no return to economic stability.

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Dementia Time Bomb
by Ian R. Thorpe

Dementia Costs Equal 1% Of World Economy
The Daily Stirrer has warned many times of the various time bombs that are ticking in the basement of our bloated society. Forget climate change, it was a diversion, a phishing expedition by scientists and bureaucrats to see how much money they could persuade gullible and fear driven politicians to pump into expensive vanity projects the aim of which was not to save the planet but to win Nobel Prizes, secure other prestigious awards and "secure a place in history."

Climate change is a problem but it is not our biggest nor our most urgent.

The biggest problem is overpopulation, solve that and the climate will take care of itself.

Next on the list is ageing. Medical science expects to be thanked for curing or controlling many potentially fatal conditions enabling us to live longer. Unfortunately they have not cracked the problem of age induced infirmity. The burden of caring for the elderly infirm is straining the social infrastructure of developed societies.

from The Daily Telegraph
The 388 billion cost includes that of social care, unpaid care by relatives and the medical bills for treating dementia.

The figure is expected to rise rapidly in the coming years but governments are woefully unprepared to meet the challenge, said the World Alzheimer Report 2010.

Experts at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden and King's College London examined the cost of dementia care and found that, if it was a country, it would be the world's 18th biggest economy.

And if it was a company, it would be the world's biggest by annual revenue, way above Wal-Mart (265.6 billion) and Exxon Mobil (200 billion).

Campaigners already warned that the costs of caring for people with dementia are on the rise, mostly due to people living longer.

The number of people with dementia will ...

In the UK at the moment according to figures quoted in a BBC documentary, The Young Ones, last week one in five of people over seventy needs either full time or part time care. In the 1980s and 90s the elderly infirm, those not able to live independently, were moved to municipal care homes. These were impersonal and bureaucratic so eventually the emphasis was shifted to one on once care in the home. While better for individuals this was enormously expensive for the taxpayers and also distorted the state of the employment situation by vastly expanding the proportion of people employed by the state as against those working in true revenue generating industries.

The nineteenth century social reformer William Cobbett referred in his writing to tax eaters. It is an appelation we would do well to reclaim. Reducing unemployment by appointing vast numbers of tax eaters. To do that is to merely massage the statistics. We are left then with a conundrum for the science lovers to choke on. How do we now stop people living so long they become a burden on society?

Euthanasia is not going to play well with the voters so the only alternative is rather that governments continuing to promote a dependency culture to return to a social system in which people are not given unrealistic expectations.

As humanist philosopher David Hume said: It is better to die at sixty - five while in command of one's faculties that have a few more years of increasing infirmity.

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20 September 2010

Afghanistan, Property Prices and the Liberal Democrat Conference dominate the news today ...

UK Troops To Leave Sangin British troops in Afghanistan hand over to US forces in Sangin, an area of Helmand province which has seen the UK's heaviest losses.

also reported in the Daily Telegraph British Troops Hand Over To US In Sangin

To have to hand over to the Americans is bad news for the British regiments, soldiers never like to experience anything that hits of defeat. Really though our troops have not failed, they have been betrayed many times; first by the Prime Minister who took us into this pointless warfor the sole purpose of boosting his own standing in the international political community by riding on the back of an unpopular American President, then by the Chancellor who squeezed militaty budgets so hard our troops serving in the field were poorly equipped and under equipped for the kind of conflict they were involved in.

When the Chancellor became Prime Minister he betrayed the armed forces once again by stepping up the war effort but squeezing the budgets even harder.

Now it seems the coalition have seen sense on Afghanistan and are backing off gradually, in a way that we must hope will not result in firther pointless loss of life.

Clegg To Reassure Lib Dems Nick Clegg will try to reassure Liberal Democrat members unhappy with the coalition, telling the party's conference it is "the right government for right now". also
from the Daily Telegraph Clegg Warned Against Lib Dem Dictatorship
Thanks to the ill - advised merger of the Liberals with the Social Democrats and the plague of sentimentality that is corroding middle class intelligence the Liberal Democrat party was always going to experience this kind of discomfort. Liberals have no business dabbling in the kind of neo - Nazi populist authoritarianism Labour have embraced.

It is fine but empty rhetoric to talk of building a fair society while standing outside the cancer ward of a Chidren's hospital as Nick Clegg did durng the election campaign. What a pity the location, a place that demonstrates life will never be fair, mocked his words. It is fines but empty rhetoric to talk of tolerance while suporting laws that force us to tolerate the most intolerant extremities of alien cultures. It is fine but empty rhetoric to talk of equality and liberty when the government does not understand the difference between equality and uniformity or liberty and freedom.

The Daily Stirrer has been suportive of the coalition government so far, mainly because it did at least reflect the wishes of the voters that one party, one set of interests, should not have overall control of the nation's destiny.

The Liberal Democrats have shown at their conference they are not in the business of solving problems but instead are intent on spoonfeeding bullshit to the gullible. If the hand wringers and bleeding hearts of the Lib Dems can't get their heads round the realities of governing and carry out their threat to bring down the coalition the Conservatives could not govern alone and Labour could not form a ruling coaltion.

We might end up with David Cameron calling an election and campaigning on the slogan "Apres moi, le deluge."

Lib Dems Education Debate Centres On Academies
Grassroots motion urges communities to reject coalition's 'divisive, costly and unfair' schooling reforms Mortgage Lending Slides To Ten Year Low
UK mortgage lending falls further, reinforcing fears that the recovery in the housing market is fading ...

Again The Daily Stirrer can smugly say "We told you so ..."
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Negative EquityThough the government keeps trying to talk up a recovery in the housing sector, the problems are too deep seated for political quick fixes.
Property Prices To Fall Again?Despite government eforts to talk up a recovery the economy remains stubbornly stagnant. It is unsurprising really, the UK economy still relies far too much on the housing and property market and with incomes being squeezed and house prices remaining so high they are beyond the reach of first time buyers there is little change of increased activity while unemployment continues to rise.


19 September 2010
Not much news but plenty of interesting reading today

Liberal Democrat Confeence: Clegg Not A Tory In Disguise
From The Guardian: Video report on the happenings from the first day of the Liberal Democrat party conference post your thoughts in the thread below the video.

Police Chief Calls For Cannabis Legalization
One of Britain's most senior police officers has proposed decriminalising the personal use of drugs such as cannabis to allow more resources to be dedicated to tackling high-level dealers.

Tim Hollis, chief constable of Humberside police, said the criminal justice system could offer only a "limited" solution to the UK's drug problem, a tacit admission that prohibition has failed.

Hollis's dramatic intervention comes as the government is reviewing ... more >>>

The Daily Stirrer has always supported a less rigid line on cannabis. As with alcohol most people use it responsibly and in moderation. The majority are penalised for the protection of a minority who will always find ways to escape from the unbearable realitires of life.

Get after the dealers, stop wasting time on the users.

Lib Dems In Tax Evasion Assault
The government is pledging to raise billions of pounds by clamping down on "morally indefensible" tax evasion, a senior Lib Dem minister says.

The government is pledging to raise billions of pounds by clamping down on "morally indefensible" tax evasion, a senior Lib Dem minister has said.

Treasury Chief Secretary Danny Alexander announced plans to attack offshore havens and other tax "dodges".

Likening tax evaders to benefit cheats, he told ... more >>>

There is little wrong with this in principle. The problem we forsee is any measures to clamp down on tax evasion will be managed by HM Revenue and Customs.

They of course, small minded bureaucrats that they are, will be chasing the little guy because they know going after the corporate crminals will be difficult.

Britain's Energy Policy In Crisis
Forget the latest proposal by Caroline Spelman, our Environment Secretary, that all hospitals should in future be built on hills, to stop them being submerged beneath the rising seas brought by global warming (even that serial panic-monger Al Gore predicts that sea levels will rise by only 20 feet). A more serious problem is the chaos inflicted on our energy policy by our willing compliance with an EU obligation to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 34 per cent within 10 years.

Behind the fog of official spin, it becomes ever more obvious that the schemes devised to meet the EU target of generating nearly a third of our energy from ... more ...


18 September 2010
The Daily Stirrer is still managing to avoid The Pope. Today we do quite well with the Lib Dem Conferences and strains within the party about ertain coalition policies, the closures of pubs and its effect on community life and a threat to Britain's increasinly technologyu dependnt way of life.

Last Orders in 900 Pubs
Last Orders will be called at another 900 pubs very soon.

One of the social crises facing Britain is the collapse of communities, particularly rural communities. With not just the complicity of the government but its active support big retailers have squeezed out the village shop as local Post Offices have been closed and the salaries shopkeepers depended on to supplement their income lost. As well at the shop another focal point, the local pub has been put under pressure by unfair competition again from big retailers and also by restrictive laws and politically correct regulation.

from Virgin News:
Campaigners said traditional village life is "dying out" after it was revealed that almost 900 country pubs were forced to close last year.

The British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) said 893 pubs were forced to call last orders for good in 2009.

The statistics show that key services are disappearing from village life "at an alarming rate", said the National Housing Federation.

About 400 village shops closed in 2008 while rural schools shut down at the rate of one a month in England between 1997 and 2008, said the organisation - which represents England's housing associations.

It said the closures reflected a declining demand for services in villages where local families had been priced out of the area by wealthy commuters, pensioners and ... read more >>>

also read: from BBC News Village Life Dying Out

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Solar Flare Threatens UK Stability

from The Daily Telegraph
The Defence Secretary will next week attend a summit of scientists and security advisers who believe the infrastructure that underpins modern life in Western economies is potentially vulnerable to electromagnetic disruption.

Such disruptions, which can shut down electrical equipment and cripple orbiting satellites, can be triggered by man-made nuclear blasts or natural events on the surface of the sun.

Dr Fox will tell the conference he believes there is a growing threat, and he wants to address the vulnerabilities in Britains high-tech infrastructure.

As the nature of our technology becomes more complex, so the threat becomes more widespread, he will say.

While we all benefit from the products of .... more>>>

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British Tea Party?
British Tea Party Launches
A British Tea Party campaign inspired by the electoral truimphs of the American movement is launching a series of challenges to the Coalition government.

Activists are hold a rally at next month's Conservative party conference in Birmingham at which criticism of Coalition policies will be aired.

A British division, launched last year by The Freedom Association, has held events including a "Boston tea party" in Boston, Lincs.

It has joined forces with the Taxpayers' Alliance pressure group, which is being advised by Freedom Works, a large Washington-based political group that backs Tea Party candidates.

The organisers, who have already attracted thousands of ... more >>>

The Tea Party has been portrayed as a right wing fringe movement but in reality is a symptom of the alienation most poeople feel from mainstream politcs. This was brought to a head in the UK by the MPs expenses scandal which showed us that right or left, whatever party they are backed by MPs had come to the view that their job is to run our lives on behalf of their party's financial backers, not to serve our interests, the interests of the whole community not just certain noisy minorities whose votes they rely on.

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Nick Clegg last night warned that there was no future for the Lib Dems as a leftwing alternative to Labour. He said he understood that some turned to the Lib Dems, particularly during the Iraq war, as a leftwing conscience of the Labour party, but said: "I totally understand that some of these people are not happy with what the Lib Dems are doing in coalition with the Conservatives. The Lib Dems never were and aren't a receptacle for leftwing dissatisfaction with Labour. There is no future for that, there never was." He stressed, however, that the party was sticking to ... more >>>

Having been active in he old Liberal Party for many years but never managing to feel comfortable with some of the attitudes that were imported after the merger with the Social Democrats I am happy to see Clegg taking this line. There are many reasons but one of them was the vitriolic hated shown me as a candidate by Labour activists.

They seemed to think nobody had any right to think things through for themselves and hold their own opinions.

Liberals are liberal by definition and should not want anything to do with the paternalistic socialism of old Labour or the populist authoritarianism of New Labour.

Vince Cable Ready To Resign Over Immigration? The Guardian's Michael White talks to Vince Cable

I was glad to see Vince Cable making waves about the Tory-led coalition's decision to impose a temporary cap on work permits for non-EU skilled workers, which is causing trouble in high-end industries like, er, banking. It's how coalitions should work. Haggling in public, that's the spirit.

Not that I think the country shouldn't worry about levels of immigration. Students who overstay or weren't really students at all, dubious asylum seekers who play the system with help from well-meaning (or do I mean greedy?) British lawyers; there's a host of categories of folk who shouldn't really be here.

Does it matter? Yes. It puts a strain on all sorts of services, mostly obviously housing, schools and the NHS, not to mention the stretched jobs market. Governments of both main parties have failed to ... more >>>

Despite some bad press since joining the governmenyt Vince Cable remains the most experienced and financially astute of all the coalition's ministers with finance or business portfolios. For anybody in business, with investment or simply interested in knowing what the financial prospects are for the UK over the next few years this interview is worth the time it takes to read.

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17 September 2010
With luck we are over our technical problems but with the news still focused on The Pope we do not have much to write about again.

New Wave Of Terror Attacks

Britain is facing a wave of terrorist attacks on two fronts from a new generation of al-Qaeda extremists and Irish Republican militants who could strike on the mainland, the head of MI5 Jonathan Evans warns ... read all>>>

New Wave Of Terror?

The first thing that occurs to a career sceptic about this story is it sounds like a phishing exercise by the head of a government department who is looking to have his budget increased rather than cut.

We should deal with it by heeding the advice Winston Churchill gave the naton as Hitler's Luftwaffe blitzed our cities, "Keep calm and carry on."

America's Tea Party Coming To Britain

Tea Party Are Not Republican Clones
from The Daily Telegraph
Ive a comment piece in todays newspaper about what Christine ODonnells win, the latest in a string of significant Tea Party victories, signifies for American politics. The standfirst decribes the Tea Party as Sarah Palins angry brigade this was written by an editor and does not represent my view of what the movement is. Heres Read more >>>

Strange how left and right in the USA cannot see eye to eye about anything except the urgent need to suppress the rise of a new, grassroots political movement. The Tea Party may seem to be of the extreme right to UK voters, this is the way the media and political opponents choose to present it. In reality America has a very different political and social culture to Britain and right or left are not relevant descriptors.

We saw something of the Tea Party effect in the UK 2010 General Election Campaign with the early surge of the Liberal Democrats and minor parties before they faded under scaremongering attacks from both Conservative and Labour and extremely biased coverage from mainstream media.

It will always be beyond the capabilities of a new or fringe party to surge to power from nowhere in a single election in any of the major democracies of the developed world. The Tea Party to their credit have understood this and used the politically diverse nature of American political parties to their advantage. With the Republicans reeling after their defeat in 2008 and a general mood of dissatisfaction with establishment politcs among the electorate the party was ripe for infiltration. The Tea Party is a manifestation of that mood, politically a mish mash of American equivalents of right wing Lib Dems, UKIP, English Democrats, the Libertarian Party and ratepayers association supporters.

Could the same thing happen here? Labour are too authoritarian to attract infiltrators from the Lib Dems or Greens, the Conservatives are too internationalist to attract UKIP infiltrators. What could happen if Labour can remain a coherent party under their new leader is that the more Social Democrat Lib Dems will defect while the mainstream of the party edges right to meet a Conservative Party moving left under David Cameron.

There will be no Tea Party here but though the same names my contest the next election but very different parties.

Spray On Clothing

Scientists have developed a liquid clothing spray that hardens on the body and turns into a reusable garment. Dr Manel Torres and Professor Paul Luckham have developed a spray that contains small fibres which are mixed with polymers to join them together and a solvent that keeps the fabric in liquid form in the can. The solvent evaporates instantly as the spray touches a surface, creating a smooth clothing material that can be washed and re-worn. The spray may in the future be used to create garments, medical dressings or upholstery for ... read full story with video >>>

Interesting story of a scientific breakthrough here. But a T Shirt or sweatshirt in an aerosol can, what will it be branded as? Clothing by Banksy.


16 September 2010
We did not manage to get today's post online when it should have been in fact connectivity problems were experienced all day. Here is a short summary of things we will be writing about soon that cropped up in the day's news bulletins and papers.

I Want My Analogue Life Back
There is now a generation who do not remember the world before the internet took off, and who live out their lives in a slew of public online arenas. But there is also a growing number of people who feel their life online has spun out of control. Someone born in 1992 will be 18 this year. And in one way or another, their entire life has been lived online.
From birth announcements to e-mails to childhood photos, and now social networks and blogs, traces of a person's whole life could be pieced together online. For many, a limited conception of privacy is normal, but there are some people who are now having second thoughts about how much of themselves to display to the world.
Daniel Sieberg is one of them. As a television correspondent, he recognizes that social networks had taken over his life before he decided to take the jump, and disconnect ...

"Me and my ego got sucked in. Big time. And my relationships suffered," he said in his Declaration of Disconnection posted on the Huffington Post.
"I allowed the passive acceptance of strangers to replace meaningful interaction with the people I know and love. I had become more interested in a wall post here or a ...

Coalition Does God Says Baroness Warsi
The Tories have said that the coalition government "does God", as it launched an attack on Labour's approach to faith.Lady Warsi, the Conservative chair, said Labour acted as if faith was confined to "oddities, foreigners and minorities".
In a speech to Church of England bishops in Oxford, Warsi said the last government was "profoundly wrong" because it appeared to view religion as "a rather quaint relic of our pre-industrial history". She added: "They were too suspicious of faith's potential for contributing to society behind every faith-based ...


15 September 2010
Inflation and commodity prices, public sector pay, the emergence oif the thea party movement as a political force in the USA ans the effect of the internet on society allfeature today.

Libertarianism Comes To Tea
Tea Party Surges In US Primaries
The writing on the wall sems to be increasingy plain for the Obama administration. After the mid term elections on November 2nd the most left wing President the USA has ever had will be a lame duck.

The conservative Tea Party movement has won several victories over mainstream US Republicans in primary contests ahead of November's mid-term elections.

Tea Party-backed Christine O'Donnell beat veteran Congressman Mike Castle for the Senate nomination in Delaware. A Tea Party candidate also won the race to stand for New York governor. People in seven states and Washington DC voted to pick party candidates, in what is seen as ... read more >>>

The Daily Stirrer since its inception and before that Little Nicky Machiavelli have always predicted an ignominious end to the meteoric rise of Barack Hussein Obama. It was quite possible a candidate could emerge from the backwoods with only the sketchiest record as a legislator or public servand and be a good, if not a great leader. In Obama's case however there was always a lack of substance surrounding him.

Many American voters were blinded by his skin colour to the man's very obvious shortcomings and the inconsistencies and blatant lies in his account of his background. Soon it became obvious that to oppose or even question Obama was to invite accusations of racism.

Such tactics by Democrats and Obama's consituencies in the ethnic minority constituencies did successfully deflect at lot of criticism but below the surface an anti-Obama feeling was growing. Why would he not answer questions about hs birth and parentage and end the elegibility issue, why would he not release his school and college records to quash accusations that he had defrauded American taxpayers by claiming student grants available only to foreign students? The only possible reason, many people decided, was that he had something to hide, something so embarrassing, something that would be so debilitating to his Presidency and future career it was less damaging to continue under a cloud of accusation.

The game is almost up for Obama, for the Democrats and it seems for the traditionalists of the Republican Party. Obaa campaigned on a promise that as President he would unite America politically, racially and economically. In slightly less that two years he has completely torn the nation apart. Incompetence on an unprecendented scale is his only achievement. Another perspective: Also: Obama clone defeated
And it is not just Obama who has incurred the wrath of the voters.
from BBC News:
Not too long ago, Washington DC Mayor Adrian Fenty was considered a rising star, a local equivalent to Barack Obama, celebrated as one of America's most effective mayors.

On Tuesday, he was beaten in the District of Columbia's Democratic primary, his brief mayoral career aborted.

What happened? And can President Obama learn anything from the demise of the political ally he once ate with at DC landmark Ben's Chilli Bowl?

Mayor Adrian Fenty was swept to power in 2006 at age 35, after a traditional pavement-pounding campaign. He visited ... read more ...>>> RELATED POSTS:
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Next Warns On Cotton Price Impact
Throughout the recession The Daily Stirrer has warned of commodity price inflation. Thoiugh on paper theUS$ is valued relatively highly against other currencies in reality all major currencies have lost value in commodity markets. Gold this week has topped $1200 an ounce, oil prices remain high and prices of staple foods are exploding. A dollar may be exchanged for 0.65p which is not that diffferent to a year ago but both a dollar and a pound buy less grain, coffee, beans, fuel oil and raw cotton than a year ago.

Cotton is among the commodities that has seen the biggest price rises, the shortage created by increased demand from developing nations has been exacerbated by poor harvests and bad weather. Now clothing manufacturers are feeling thise increases, soon that will be passed on to retailers.

Next has become the latest retailer to say higher cotton prices may lead to customers paying more for clothes.

Devastating floods in Pakistan - one of the world's largest cotton producers - and fears over this year's crop in China have sent cotton prices surging to 15-year highs in recent weeks.

However, Next said it did not expect the impact on sales to be dramatic.

The comments came as it announced its pre-tax profit in the six months to the end of July had ... read more >>>

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Myth Of The Underpaid Public Sector Worker
from The Daily Telegraph:
Public sector workers are paid more on average than those in the private sector, according to the first comprehensive analysis of the pay divide by Britain's national statistician

. The Office for National Statistics found that full-time public sector staff earned an average of 74 a week more than those in the private sector. Once employer pension contributions were included, the gap rose to 136, illustrating the generous pay-and-perks deals enjoyed by local and central government workers.

The findings threaten to undermine calls by the Trades Union Congress at its conference in Manchester this week for "civil disobedience" and co-ordinated strike action in protest against the Government's planned public sector spending cuts.




The Internet Threat

Internet Is A Threat To Our Brain Says Top Neurologist

Society should be aware of the potentially harmful effects of the internet, networking sites and computer games on the brain, leading neuroscientist and peer Baroness Susan Greenfield has said.

Lady Greenfield, one of Britain's most prominent female scientists, claimed the issue was "almost as important as climate change".

"I think the quality of our existence is threatened,'' she said. ''We need discussions about this, we need debate, we need more of an effort put in.

We need to recognise this as an issue rather than sweeping it under the carpet ... >>>

In the past The Daily Stirrer has reported on the dangers of the internet and not least (and we went out on a limb on this one) the ease with which governments and unscrupulous corporations can use internet technologies to control what information we see. Only yesterday I was involved in a forum discussion at Web Pro News on the ethicality of Google's techniques for manipulating seach results. This is done not only in service of Google's business interests but also to suppress views and opinions the corporation does not like.

The chatter from the unthinking "me too" sheeple who make most noise in the internet is that the net is the last refuge of freedom and must not be regulated. They do not understand the difference between freedom and dysfunctionality. Fascism (power through strength) is not freedom, lawlessness is not liberty and chaos is not anarchy.

Throughout the twentieth and nineteenth century human scoeities experienced change at an unprecedented and contantly accelerating rate. Human nature does not change that quickly in fact it has changed little since written records first began to be kept. We should acknowledge that technological and commercial advances and the changes they have brought about in the way we live have created many previously unknown stresses in our lives through the way and organise our communities. At some oint we have to take stock of where we are nd what direction western society is heading in and we have to ask are we going towards a place any of us want to be?

Are the changes we have set in train for good or bad?"

There is no doubt some ''very good things'' are emerging from information technology and the intrnet but nothing is without a price and thus far the corportations and agencies driving technological progress have not given us time to pause and consider what price we are paying what price our communities are paying for our online fun.


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Van Rompuy Accused Of Power Grab
We told you so:

from The Daily Telegraph

Mr Van Rompuy, the President of the European Council which brings together EU leaders, has been accused of supporting a French proposal to set up a "special task force" on strategic relations that would rival Lady Ashton, who is supposed to be in charge of Europe's foreign policy.

"He tried to overreach himself by getting Ashton and member states to report to him on their strategic relationships with China, India, Russia and the US. Meanwhile preparations for Thursday have not been up to standard," said an official.

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14 September 2010
Lively comment today on the idiocies of politically corect thinking, we take our prompt from stories on global poverty and specian needs education.

Special Needs Used Too Much Special Needs Used To Improve Schools Statistics
from BBC News

by Xavier Connolly

Thousands of pupils in England are being wrongly labelled as having special needs when all they require is better teaching, education regulator Ofsted says. Thousands of pupils are being wrongly labelled as having special educational needs when all they require is better teaching and support, Ofsted has said.

A report stated up to 25% of the 1.7m pupils in England with special needs would not be so labelled if schools focused more on teaching for all their children. The education standards watchdog said the term "special needs" was being used too widely.

The National Union of Teachers said such claims were "insulting and wrong". More that a fifth of pupils in England have been ... read all

Finally Ofsted have caught on to the teachers scam. The boom in special needs education over the past twenty or twenty five years has resulted from a combination of politically correct thinking and bureaucratic empire building in the education system. The politically correct thinkers (which is a polite way of saying Nazis) believe that social engineering and suppression of individualism can produce a standard human being and so are always eager to overlook the basic facts of education, that people have different levels of ability, different areas of excellence and different rates of development. Thus anybody who does not conform to the PC template is quickly labelled 'special needs' and stigmatized for life.

The bureaucracy loves special needs of course, all that administration, reports from shrinks and councellors to circulate and file, boxes to tick, forms to fill in, meetings to attend. The only loser is the child, often a perfectly normal kid who is a bit slow at reading or a numbskull at maths, in some cases even a very bright child who is utterly bored by the banality of lessons and simply refuses to engage.

But perhaps The Daily Stirrer is being too demanding. If the aim of education is to ensure no individuals emerge from the state school system that the special needs programme is working just fine.

Is it any wonder private education is booming and home schooling is on the increase?

other views:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/8000168/Ofsted-schools-exaggerating-special-needs-to-hide-poor-teaching.html

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Budget Cuts Could Affect Race Relations
Cuts Could Harm Race Relations

by Ed Butt

Proof, as if any were needed, that people who support the politically correct thinking of the progressive left are out of touch with reality.

from BBC News
Planned spending cuts could set back race relations by a generation and risk social "instability", warns Labour leadership candidate Diane Abbott

And how exactly do across the board spending cuts affect race relations. Or is Miss Abbott acknowledging the veracity of the BNP claim that spending on services is skewed towards minorities? I hope not, but judging by some of the neo - racist, whitey hating arse dribble that has been coming out of her mouth during the campaign for the Labour leadership it is certainly possible she is and very clear she believes that is how things should be.

The only alternatives to cuts to Labour's insane spending programme in order to bring the public sector deficit under control are an economic meltdown similar to that experienced by Greece or higher taxes, much higher taxes. We know Labour politicians have always loved the idea of taxing the rich but since Blair moved the party to the right to increase its appeal to affluent middle class voters we must wonder do they inderstand how many votes a punitive taxation programme would cost them?

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UK Inflation Static In August
UK Inflation Unchanged In August
by John De Roe

UK Consumer Prices Index (CPI) inflation remained unchanged in August at 3.1%, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
This means the official rate of inflation remains well above the Bank of England's 2% target, and it brings to an end a three-month period during which the rate of increase had been falling. Note the deception in the official figures there. When they announce that inflation has falled it only means it has not risen as quickly as previously.

The unexpectedly high rate was boosted, accoring to government sources, by strong rises in air fares, clothing and food. Fuel prices slightly it is reported. We learn from unofficial sources that food prices, the area of spending that hits the poorest families hardest, continued to rise more quickly than the general rate.

Retail Prices Index (RPI) inflation slowed marginally to 4.7%, down from 4.8% in July. This again goes against economic forecasts, strengthening the position of Bank Of England monetary policy committee members who are arguing for an increase in interest rates to curb the trend to rising inflation.

As long as inflation keeps running at its current rate the long term consequences for people with savings can only be disastrous. On the other hand any rise in interest rates will hit mortgage payers very hard and will almost inevitably lead to another drop in house prices.

Another view of this story: Inflation remains high The Guardian.

Clegg Promises New Global War On Poverty
by Ian R Thorpe
The UK government intends to reorientate its entire aid programme to put the lives of women in developing countries at its heart, the deputy prime minister, Nick Clegg, will tell a United Nations summit.

Government leaders will meet in New York next Monday for a three-day assessment of progress towards alleviating global poverty, poor education and ill-health. They will hear that the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), agreed by the G8 in 2000, will not be met by 2015 without considerably more effort

In this lastest statement Mr. Clegg puts himself in pole position for dickhead of the year award. Talk of global wars on poverty takes us right back to the idiocies of the Blair era, who can forget New Labour's flagship policy committment to "abolish child poverty." Setting such vague and unrealistic goals is a cop out, they appeal to the sentimentality of the hand wringers and bleeding hearts, they are very hard to oppose with argument and they are all completely, utterly, totally a waste of effort and money.

Define poverty Mr. Clegg, come on - I voted for you so I have a right to an explanation of this bullshit. No doubt it will play well to the Obama - led "let's-create-utopia-by-joining-hands-and-sininging-kumbaya" one worlders brigade but other than that it just has no place in reality. Poverty is relative. How do you propose to abolish poverty? By imposing western standards of materialism on people who are quite happy? (Happier than westerners according to anthopological research.) Do flat screen TVs, washing machines andcomputers, play stations, smatphones or SUVs make happiness. Or does happness come from belonging and being loved, from sharing with the other members of one's community the trials and victories of life, the heartache and the thousand shocks that flesh is heir to. Does having our egos massaged by shrinks and counsellors improve our character in a better way than facing and overcoming adversity alone or as part of a group.

What kind of stupidity virus afflicts the politically correct left to make them blind to the Naziism of such unsought interventions as would be part of a war in poverty. So an African tribesman has six wives, such an arrangement would be unnaceptable to we in the west but so long as the wives are treated well and are happy with the arrangement what right have we to interfere and impose our ways.

To talk of a war on poverty when we only define poverty by our standards is an insult to many ancient cultures. One simple rule should cover this, if the people we are trying to help have not asked for our help then we are not helping but are simply meddling.

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Poverty: Labour Succeeds Where Thatcher Failed.
At last, a success New Labour can claim as their own. Under the party's rule over the past twelve years the gap between rich and poor in Britain has gone bak to the level of 50 years ago. We get a view from the MP for Rawtenborough since 1832 Hector Gobbett - Broadsides on what this means for unemployment, the revovery and the election prospects of conservative and labour...

Immigation: The Elephant In The RoomThroughout the election campaign the three main parties, Labour, Conservative and Liberal Democrat have shied away from the immigration issue. How can these charlatans put themselves forward as serious politicians prepared to implement the political solutions needed to deal with Britains problems when they dare not comment on the issue of greatest concern to most voters for fear of upsetting the numerically small but unrepresentatively vocal politically correct "progressive left."
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13 September 2010
Yes, we truly are back to normal, health scares and economic problems dominate today's news.

Colon Cancer Cases Set To Rise By 50%
BBC News

The UK is heading for a 50% increase in the number of new colon cancer cases over the next 30 years, says an international team of scientists.
The forecast, in the European Journal of Cancer, is for 35,000 new cases a year by 2040, compared with 23,000 now. The study used cancer data from seven countries to predict how cancer rates might change with an ageing population ...

Rising obesity is one of the main reasons given for this latest bouth of scaremongering control freakery. The study predics if the UK reached US levels that could add another 2,000 cases a year to the total. What you should notice here is the shifting of blame to ordinary members of the public. It is our lifestyle choices that are causing the rise in cancer the scientists would have us believe.

No culpability on the part of the food industry that laces our diet with a cocktail of harmful chemical (all concocted by scientists of course), not a hint of accusation levelled at the politicians' encouragement of passive consumerism in the service of economic growthy or the promotion of a society encouraged by politicians to live online.

No mention of the role the advertising industry has played in promoting passive lifestyles.

Not long ago everybody used to walk; to the shops, to see friends who lived close by, to work or school, church or to the pub. Now such beneficial and virtually costless exercise is frowned on. Don't waste time, so much to do, so much to cram into each day.

If you do not have a full diary you are a social failure. Need exercise? Get in the car and go to the gym. Look at how good that is for the economy, for the car company, the oil company, the gym owner, the sportswear manufacturers and especially for you. Think of the extra time you spend networking and being seen to be a virtuous person. If you had spent that time walking alone it would have been wasted and you would be identified as a sad act, a Billy-no-mates.

And yet walking is one of the best exercises for prevention of colonic cancer, is environmentally friendly and can be a safety valve in a stress laden world.

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Winter of Discontent?
From The Daily Telegraph:
Unions are threatening coordinated strikes, civil disobedience and a campaign of resistance not seen for decades as they seek to increase the pressure on the Government over public sector cuts. One leader warned that co-ordinated industrial action between unions was now inevitable while another suggested a campaign of civil disobedience.

read all: Winter Of Discontent As Unions Threaten Campaign Against Cuts?

Delegates to today's annual meeting of the Trades Union Congress will vote on joint union industrial action as well as other forms of protest against the coalition government's public spending cuts and deficit reducion measures.

The motion befoe the conference urges the TUC to support and co-ordinate campaigning and joint union industrial action, nationally and locally, in opposition to attacks on jobs, pensions, pay or public services.

Titled Defending public services, the motion is sponsored by most of the countrys biggest unions including Unison, Unite, GMB, the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union, the Fire Brigades Union and the NASUWT.

More on the threatened strikes against government spending cuts from The Guardian

One would expect the trade unions to oppose cuts to public spending as the deficit reduction programme will inevitably lead to job losses among their members. As the Liberal Democrat Vince Cable, minister for Business in the coalition government commented, the government is aware of the consequences of cuts but has to deal with the realities of the economic situation.

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12 September 2010

The holiday period is over, schoolkids are back in class, colleges are ready to accept the new intake of students and news is starting to flow again. Plenty of good reading in The Daily Stirrer today.

Cost Of Aircraft Carriers Comes Under Scrutiny

More than 100 contracts totalling around 1.25 billion have been awarded towards the construction of the two new aircraft carriers HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales. Doubts were raised earlier this week over whether the coalition Government will press ahead with a 5 billion plan for the two Royal Navy warships being built at Rosyth and on the Clyde. BAE systems chief executive Sir Ian King told the Defence Select Committee in the Commons on that the company was asked to consider a number of options ranging from "one carrier to no carriers". There are fears that any downgrading of the programme could cost ... more>>>

The Daily Stirrer has always argued against deficit spending and the new build aircraft carriers for the Royal Navy were never anything but a vanity project for first Tony Blair and then Gordon Brown. Warships of this type are virtually obsolete because as we have seen in Iraq, Afghanistan and stretching back to Northern Ireland and Viet Nam modern wars are low key affairs waged in the streets and villages. There is no role for giant warships, fighter planes and bombers that politicians so love to spend money on. We should perhaps be grateful the Labour ghovernment did not put the carriers out to PFI contract to be supplied to us as a managed service owned and operated for profit by private enterprise

Vast armies no longer line up against each other on the battlefields, fleets do not engage in seaborne warfare and even air war is no longer acceptable in the international community because of the inevitably high civilian casualty rate. So new aircraft carriers are nothing more than an example of balls out politics. Look at the damage done to America's standing in the community of nation by their bombing campaigns in the two Gulf wars and Afghanistan.

In the current economic situation government spending must be reduced across the board. The obvious place for making savings that must be borne by the armed services is in Afghanistan but that particular mess has entangled us so deeply there is no simple way out that does not involve putting the lives of British personnel at risk. There is no room for reducing what we spend on equipping the front line troops, we have already experienced the consequences of sending soldiers to operate in conditions for which they are hoplessly ill - equipped. Our troops have performed bravely in both Iraq and Afghanistan but have been let down because political expediency always trumps common sense and practical experience.

With those points in mind we have to face up to the fact we are no longer a military power and scale our navy and air force accordingly. As we accept that reality we come up against another, the extent to which, after thirty years of Thatcherite war on British industry under both Conservative and Labour governments, many of our regional economies depend on public sector spending to maintain anything like acceptable rates of employment and living standards among the population.

The Daily Stirrer suggests in the case of the shipbuilding communities in Scotland the government embarks on a programme of modernising the existing fleet. This ought to be more labour intensive and keep more of the work at home in Britain. We are no longer in a position to be worrying about the effects of our actions on the economies of third world nations. Those left wing politicians who think we should give priority to such considerations are not living on planet reality. The Treasury must spend our money on things that really matter to people here in Britain.

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Search For English Lake Monster (Sky News)
Monster hunters have used sonar equipment for the first time to search for a mysterious creature reportedly living in England's largest lake.

Sky News filmed out on Windermere with the team looking for proof that the beast exists.

In the last four years there have been seven reported sightings of a long humpbacked animal, now nicknamed Bow-Nessie.

Windermere hotel owner, Thomas Noblett, described his strange encounter in the water, saying: "All of a sudden I felt something brush past my legs like a giant fish.

"And then I was lifted up by a 3ft wave. I've no idea what it was."

During the sweep of the lake, the team spotted a strange 14 metre long disturbance in the water but were ... more >>>

Dangerous Book For Boys Culture Needed
by Xavier Connolly

Schools should adopt a "Dangerous Book for Boys" culture to curb the health and safety paranoia, the Education Secretary has said....read full story >>>

I am not a fan of Michael Gove, as someone who though past retirement age still works part time in teaching I have often listened to the education secretary and thought he is as crazy as any of his Labour predecessors. It is gratifying to read at long last however of somebody in government who is at least aware that one of the main reasons for the problems we are experiencing with boys in the education system is the feminisation of the curriculum.

Boys and girls are different, let nobody ever tell you otherwise. Fifty years of Politically Correct thinking cannot undo five million years of evolution. Human male and female have evolved a different mindest not just because of their different hormones and body functions but because of the roles imposed on them long ago when life was a daily battle for survival. Politically Correct thinkers may wish it otherwise and may try, by giving boys doll toys, to curb their aggression and competitive instincts but all experimental attempts to turn young men into soft furnishing specialists have failed miserably. Some have even produced warped serial killers. So let's have the dangerous book for boys, let us encourage them to build oildrum rafts and light campfires, let us give them ripping yarns to read and interest them in engineering by talking about how racing cars and tanks work, in chemistry by showing them how to make whizz-bangs and smells and in physics by using magnetic fields to levitate a metal object or building a Van Der Graf generator. These things may be old hat to the academics who advise the government but to a child coming to the subject they are new and much more interesting than long talks of particle physics and how the large hadron collider may (or may not) reveal some of the mysteries of the Universe. All recent education ministers have been hopeless but at least Michael Gove has shown he is not completely beyond redemption.

Wind Fails Denmark Ill Wind For Denmark's Green Revolution
Denmark has long been a role model for green activists, but now it has become one of the first countries to turn against the turbines. To green campaigners, it is windfarm heaven, generating a claimed fifth of its power from wind and praised by British ministers as the model to follow. But amid a growing public backlash, Denmark, the world's most windfarm-intensive country, is turning against the turbines. Last month, unnoticed in the UK, Denmark's giant state-owned power company, Dong Energy, announced that it would abandon future onshore wind farms in the country. "Every time we were building onshore, the public reacts in a negative way and we had a lot of criticism from ... more >>>
The Daily Stirrer has reported the failure of the Danish and Spanish green energy experiments before. It gives us no pleasure to say "we told you so" because even a fool should have been able to see it was never going to work.

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Will Wind Power Be A Way Of Farming Money For Operators.
Despite the wailing of the Green lobby and the Climate Change evangelists and Science worshippers wind power is a bloody stupid thing to invest money and effort in if we want to create a sustainable, non - polluting energy source to power the nation. If we are simply looking for ways to channel taxpayers money into the pockets of immensely rich and powerful energy corporations and landowners however it is hard to think of a better way to do it.

Theology Is Unnecessary: Hawking
Hawking On How The Universe Created Itself (CNN)

Theology is unnecessary. So says Stephen Hawking, the world-famous physicist who controversially argues in a new book that God did not create the universe.

"God may exist, but science can explain the universe without the need for a creator," Hawking told CNN's "Larry King Live" in an interview that aired Friday.

Hawking, 68, says in his book "The Grand Design" that, given the existence of gravity, the universe can and will create itself from nothing. "Spontaneous creation," he writes, is the reason why the universe and humanity exist.

"Gravity and quantum theory cause universes to be created spontaneously out of

Hawking is talking bollocks of course. Physics cannot explain the Universe unless it uses a totally fictional device to give it the starting point from which all time and space is meaured. When theoretical physicists talk of matter creating itself out of nothing or all the matter in The Universe being compressed into a pellet the size of a rat turd which suddenly, under the immense pressure of its own gravity, began to explode it is a cop out, an attempt to blind people with science.

All you have to remember is time is a human invention. The Universe, in all its infinite vastness and ineffability, does not measure itself by the turning of our tiny, insignificant planet around its tiny, insignificant star, just one of the estimated two hundred billion stars in our galaxy, just one of the estimated 100 billion galaxies in the Universe (or at least the parts we have managed to measure or guesstimate so far).

Does that put things in perspective? Stephen Hawking my arse.

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11 September 2010
Today's News and Comment

The anniversary of the World Trade Centre atrocity hits headlines today and inevitably reignites the controversy over whether the pln to build a Muslim cultural centre close to the site of the Twin Towers should be allowed to go ahead. Also making headlines, the row over the coalition government's planned spending cuts and their likely effect on the poorest and most vulnerable groups in society.

Cuts Will Hit Pooor Harder Than Rich say TUC leaders.
Well they would say that wouldn't they?

From The Guardian:

The coalition's spending cuts will hit the poorest in society 10 times harder than the richest as the health, social and education services they rely on are slashed, an extensive new study for the Trades Union Congress has found. The TUC general secretary, Brendan Barber, says the research proves that the Conservatives are ...

According to the research, pensioners and single parents will take the hardest impact of the coalition government cuts in public spending and welfare that have become an urgent necessity in order to get the public sector deficit under control. The cuts, according to Trade Union movement leaders are a 'betrayal' of election promise to make budget cutbacks fair.

It is necessary to point out here that anyone who believed the cuts could be achieved without pain was living in cloud cukoo land. We must keep the carping of the left in perspective by remembering much of the pain that must now be endured is a result of the Labour government's encouraging people to run up domestic debt and take on unnaffordable mortgages in order to sustain consumer led economic growth during it's thirteen years in power. This growth served to mast the fact that Labour politicians were out-Thatchering Thatcher in laying waste to the UK's industrial and commercial base.

On top of the inexorable rise in unemployment there are the 'false jobs', the vast numbers of jobs for 'outreach' workers, counsellors, administrators and co-ordinators created in the public sector, the huge rise in numbers of students studying for Mickey Mouse degrees which only serve to keep them off the unemployment register for three years and the part time workers who officially are employed but depend on tate supplements to provide enough money to live on.

Thus the cost of the benefit system and the size of the deficit has exploded.

Budget cutbacks will affect the poorest in society most simply because as Charles Dickens' character Wilkings Micawber put it:

Annual income twenty pounds, anual expenditure nineteen pounds ninteen and sixpence, result happiness; annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds and sixpence, result misery.

The line which people cross to go from just getting by into poverty is very fine. The cuts wil cost some people 500 a year and they wil not feel it, others will be five pounds a year worse off and will be badly hit. Unfortunately no government can tailor a budget cuts package for every individual and household. The coalition have an unenviable task in getting the economy under control and The Daily Stirrer team have serious doubts as to whether they are up to the job, particularly after the loss of David Laws following his brutal outing by people who are always banging on about gay right but showed no regard whatsoever for Mr. Laws right to keep his sexuality a private matter.

That might seen to stray off topic but is very relevant. It shows that Labour, the party of the metroplitan elite and that as their agenda, power at any price is built on a belief that the end always jusdtifies the means, having shown they are completely infit to govern are determined by any means available, fair or foul, to destroy the coalition that is our only slender hope of avoiding ecoomic catastrophe.

Having spent thirteen years hammering the poor for the benefit of their finance industry paymasters, the concern now being shown for the plight of the poor by Labour and the Unions can only be describled as the crocodile tears of a gang of hypocrites.

9/11 Anniverary Marked By Row (BB News)
The US is marking nine years since 9/11 amid controversy over plans for an Islamic centre near Ground Zero and a threat to burn the Koran.

The biggest event is in New York, where relatives are reading out the names of those who died when planes hit the twin towers of the World Trade Center.President Barack Obama has urged respect for other religious faiths.

Meanwhile, the pastor behind the threat to burn Korans in Florida has ... more >>> Why Parents Can't Do Modern Maths (BBC News)
Long division and long multiplication have been replaced in schools by chunking and gridding. While the new methods are meant to make maths easier, parents have been left scratching their heads, writes Rob Eastaway.

I used to think I had a good understanding of maths - until my daughter started going to primary school. That's when I discovered a revolution had taken place in the way arithmetic is taught, and there were techniques and terminology that meant nothing to me.

Let me give you a flavour. In most primary schools, maths lessons are called numeracy. Children work using number lines and learn their number bonds, they fill in Carroll Diagrams, and they calculate using the grid method and something that carries the peculiar

Science : The most exciting times in history?
From The Guardian:

Sir David Attenborough, 84, is a naturalist and broadcaster. He studied geology and zoology at Cambridge before joining the BBC in 1952 and presenting landmark series including Life On Earth (1979), The Living Planet (1984) and, recently, Life. Richard Dawkins, 69, was educated at Oxford, later lectured there and became its first professor of the public understanding of science. An evolutionary biologist, he is the author of 10 books, including The Selfish Gene (1976), The God Delusion (2006) and The Greatest Show On Earth (2009). He is now working on a children's book, The Magic Of Reality.

What is the one bit of science from your field that you think everyone should know?
David Attenborough: The unity of life.

Richard Dawkins: The unity of life that comes about through evolution, since we're all descended from a single common ancestor. It's almost too good to be true, that on one planet this extraordinary complexity of life should have come about by what is pretty much an intelligible process. And we're the only species capable of understanding it.

Where and when do you do your best thinking?
DA: I've no idea. All I know is if I'm stuck with something and go to bed, I wake up with the answer.

Read all of this fascinating conversation ( more ... >>> )


9 September 2010
Today's News and Comment

The Daily Stirrer is back online but we may struggle tomorrow. Ian and John are still away but we have one of the Boggart Bloggers available to help out today. Things will be back to mormal by weekend. Meanwhile here are some interesting posts ad comments on the economic recovery, the collapse of the Obama Presidency, Phone hacking, the slide of the global economy into slump and on a lighter note something for Star Trek fans...

9 September 2010
Today's News

Phone Hacking Row Goes On. (Daily Telegraph)

Authorisation for the Standards and Privileges Committee to launch a probe was nodded through the Commons without a formal vote.

The move followed an hour-long debate sparked by Labour frontbencher Chris Bryant, who insisted that MPs should not be ''supine'' amid allegations that their phones were hacked.

PHONE HACKING ROW STORY ALSO FEATURES AT THE GUARDIAN:

Strage how the Labour Party and the "progressive left" tried to brush this issue aside and trivialise it when they were in power and likely to be embarrassed by revelations of sleaze and corruption in high places. Now the scent a chance to embarrass the coalition they are trying to big up the story with every dirty trick they learned in thirteen years of corrupt, self serving, end-justifies-the-means gpoverrnment.

Even America's Liberals Concede Obama's Presidency Is Crumbling

Now here's an interesting news story from the United States ahead of November's mid term election which will deliver the verdict of the American election on the Presifdency of Barack Obama.

Democrats in Congress are no longer asking themselves whether this is going to be a bad election year for them and their party. They are asking whether it is going to be a disaster. The GOP pushed deep into Democratic-held territory over the summer, to the point where the party is well within range of picking up the 39 seats it would need to take control of the House. Overall, as many as 80 House seats could be at risk, and fewer than a dozen of these are held by Republicans.

Political handicappers now say it is conceivable that the Republicans could also win the 10 seats they need to take back the Senate. Not since 1930 has the House changed hands without the Senate following suit.

One might easily guess this is a piece from National Review, The Weekly Standard, The Wall Street Journal or Fox News.com, all major conservative news outlets in the United States? Wrong. The passage is taken verbatim from from yesterdays Washington Post, usually viewed by conservatives as a flagship of the liberal establishment inside the ...

Here is another quote from a Conservative American commentator who is reminding Obama's supporters that the "beloved President" presented himself as and was acclaimed by America's "progressive left" as a liberal

QUOTE: He (Obama) could not be further from principles of classical liberalism. The principles of our founding and what made us great but it has been deteriorating in the 20th century and virtually eliminated in the 21st. Now we might take this as a comment on Obama's politics. "If classical liberalism spells individualism, fascism spells government."
~ Benito Mussolini, Fascism: Doctrines and Institutions, p. 10

GLOBAL Economic Growth Forecasts Cut: by John De Roe

In spite of all the optimistic talk coming from politiocians and economic think tanks The Daily Stirrer has been warning that signs of the economic recovery were illusory. The governments of the USA and the UK together with governments in other economically developed nations injested vast amounts of stimulus (aka taxpayer's money) into their economied and achieved derisory rates of growth.

Measures to create jobs only resulted in the appointment of more tax eaters thus increasing deficits and banks remained as reluctant to lend as consumers are to spend. Further "stimulus" could drive the global economy into a downward spiral but at the moment we are in a depression. Inflation is running higher than growth and while interest rates remain rock bottom governments will continue lending money as 0.5% only to borrow it back at 3%. What that situation persists recovery is impossible. To raise interest rates however would probably start another downturn, the fabled double dip recession.

The global recovery may be slowing faster than previously thought, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development warned today as it cut its growth forecasts for the second half of the year. The Paris-based organisation also called for further stimulus measures if the slowdown proves more than temporary.

The G7 industrialised nations are now expected to grow 1.5% on an annualised basis in the second half of this year, down from the . . . more >>>

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Spending Cuts Likely To Hit The North Hardest:
Industrial areas in the North East and Midlands are least resilient to economic shocks, BBC-commissioned research suggests.

Teeside is ranked as the most vulnerable, followed by the north Nottinghamshire industrial area and the Potteries. None of these areas have ever recovered properly from the collapse of their traditional industries.

The Experian research on the likely effect of spending cuts suggests how England's regions may cope with further public sector cuts.

Beam Us Up Scotty
And finally today the news all those people who never stopped believing Star Trek was a fly on the wall documentary have been waiting for...

A research team at Australian National University has announced a device that can move small particles a meter and a half using only the power of light. In short, . . . more >>>


5 September 2010
Today's News and Comment

Postings from The DAily Stirrer maybe sparse over the next few days. T

he principle writer and webmaster is taking a break and due to personal commitments his colleagues cannot guarantee to provide cover. Things will be back to mormal in a few days.

Unemployment and the Downward Spiral Into Debt by John de Roe

US Jobless Not As Bad As Feared
The unemployment crisis on both sides of the Atlantic dominates most serious news publishers and broadcasters today.

From The Guardian:

Barack Obama pledged to bring forward a raft of fresh measures to boost American jobs growth after the White House received a fillip from better-than-expected employment figures for August.

Seeking to put pressure on Congress to provide an additional stimulus for the struggling US economy, Obama said he was looking at tax breaks to encourage businesses to hire labour, as well as infrastructure programmes, investment in green energy and an extension of middle-class tax cuts. "I will be addressing a broader package of ideas next week," he told reporters in the White House Rose Garden after the eagerly-awaited non farm payrolls for August showed a drop of 54,000, half the drop that Wall Street had been fearing. The fall in payrolls was the result of 114,000 workers hired temporarily for the US census being laid off, with private jobs registering ... more

The Daily Stirrer predicted a jobless recovery with employment in the developed nations of the west continuing to fall as economies returned to modest growth. This is an inevitable consequence of exporting first manufacturing jobs to low labour cost economies and then outsourceing administration and sales / marketing to the same low cost areas.

Over the course of four decades the western economies had become dependent on consumer spending to drive the growth the economic model depended on. In order to spend however the workforce need well paid work. Thus the insanity of government economic policies that encouraged and rewarded the transfer of work that provided the financial fuel for our economic engines becomes clear.

At last it seems economic journalists, commentators and academics are starting to get a handle on this. Who knows, politicians may catch on eventually.

US Joblesssness Part Of A Wider Trend by Larry Elliot, The Guardian

None of the recent surveys yet suggest that the UK has slid back into recession following its strong performance in the second quarter of 2010

Recession alert! That's the obvious conclusion from this morning's news that activity in Britain's service sector has slipped to its lowest level since April last year.

There are two main reasons to be concerned by the monthly health check provided by Markit and the Chartered Institute for Purchasing and Supply. The first is that the September finding is not a one-off but a continuation of a downward trend that began this spring.

The second is that today's purchasing managers' index for services which accounts for around three quarters of the economy's output is consistent with all the other recent data. Both the manufacturing and the ... more

The rapid growth in the British economy during the first quarter of this year was mostly down to companies restocking after the worst of the recession but it also owed a lot to the Labour government's futile efforts to stimulate the economy with bailouts, quantitative easing, public spending programmes, job placement subsidies, the VAT holiday, cash for clunkers and active intervention to prevent homes being repossessed. Some of these came to a scheduled end, others have been dumped by the new government as it has become apparent a continuation of Labour's insane spending and huge deficits could only lead to the nation's credit rating being downgraded.

This in turn would increase the interest we have to pay on our debt which would increase our deficit which would ... and so the downward spiral gathers pace.

George Osborne has, however, complicated matter both by taking money out of the economy this year and by his blood-curdling warnings that cuts of at least 25% in Whitehall spending will have to be announced in next month's comprehensive spending review in order to tackle Britain's deficit. Public spending cuts were urgent and necessary to get the burgeoning debt under control but at the same time the economy needs jobs, real jobs not candy floss jobs for tax eaters in the public sector.

Eggs Thrown At Tony Blair
by Ed Butt

Violence has broken out at the first public signing for Tony Blair's memoirs, with anti-war protesters hurling shoes and eggs at the former prime minister.

The projectiles did not hit Blair as he arrived at a bookshop in Dublin, Ireland, to be greeted by scores of demonstrators chanting that he was a "war criminal" and had "blood on his hands" because of the invasion of ...

We're ashamed to admit it but this news drew cheers from Daily Stirrer Staff

Primary Schools Short Of Places
by Xavier Connolly

You may remember the Labour government's boasts about how much extra money they had put into education. Well this story shows how much good it did.

Primary schools will have to find an extra 350,000 places over the next four years despite cuts in education spending, ministers have been warned.

Michael Gove, the Education Secretary, has been told by Whitehall officials that a surge in the birth rate has increased demand for places by about 15 per cent a year, The Daily Telegraph has learnt.

The average primary school now has about 240 pupils, which means that to accommodate the four-year surge in pupils by building new schools could require the construction of about 375 new institutions.

Some people with good heads for figures said at the time all the government had done was shuffle the same money around within spreadsheets. Rubbish, cried minister, we're honest politicians, we wouldn't to that. Its just a lie spread by the evil Tories.

Well if all the money Labour claimed to have sunk into the education system had been new money one might reasonably expect tem to have created enough space in classrooms to accommodate all the children who would be entering the school system. It has to be said however, the conservative led coalition have got off to an equally disastrous start in their attempts to tackle the problems in education.

So what is wrong?

As usual in British politics it is short termism. Politicians cannot and do not want to see beyond the net election. Until we ditch our wretched first - past - the - post system for fair representation it will always be thus.


4 September 2010
Today's News and Comment

Unemployment and the Downward Spiral Into Debt by John de Roe

US Jobless Not As Bad As Feared
The unemployment crisis on both sides of the Atlantic dominates most serious news publishers and broadcasters today.

From The Guardian:

Barack Obama pledged to bring forward a raft of fresh measures to boost American jobs growth after the White House received a fillip from better-than-expected employment figures for August.

Seeking to put pressure on Congress to provide an additional stimulus for the struggling US economy, Obama said he was looking at tax breaks to encourage businesses to hire labour, as well as infrastructure programmes, investment in green energy and an extension of middle-class tax cuts. "I will be addressing a broader package of ideas next week," he told reporters in the White House Rose Garden after the eagerly-awaited non farm payrolls for August showed a drop of 54,000, half the drop that Wall Street had been fearing. The fall in payrolls was the result of 114,000 workers hired temporarily for the US census being laid off, with private jobs registering ... more

The Daily Stirrer predicted a jobless recovery with employment in the developed nations of the west continuing to fall as economies returned to modest growth. This is an inevitable consequence of exporting first manufacturing jobs to low labour cost economies and then outsourceing administration and sales / marketing to the same low cost areas.

Over the course of four decades the western economies had become dependent on consumer spending to drive the growth the economic model depended on. In order to spend however the workforce need well paid work. Thus the insanity of government economic policies that encouraged and rewarded the transfer of work that provided the financial fuel for our economic engines becomes clear.

At last it seems economic journalists, commentators and academics are starting to get a handle on this. Who knows, politicians may catch on eventually.

US Joblesssness Part Of A Wider Trend by Larry Elliot, The Guardian

None of the recent surveys yet suggest that the UK has slid back into recession following its strong performance in the second quarter of 2010

Recession alert! That's the obvious conclusion from this morning's news that activity in Britain's service sector has slipped to its lowest level since April last year.

There are two main reasons to be concerned by the monthly health check provided by Markit and the Chartered Institute for Purchasing and Supply. The first is that the September finding is not a one-off but a continuation of a downward trend that began this spring.

The second is that today's purchasing managers' index for services which accounts for around three quarters of the economy's output is consistent with all the other recent data. Both the manufacturing and the ... more

The rapid growth in the British economy during the first quarter of this year was mostly down to companies restocking after the worst of the recession but it also owed a lot to the Labour government's futile efforts to stimulate the economy with bailouts, quantitative easing, public spending programmes, job placement subsidies, the VAT holiday, cash for clunkers and active intervention to prevent homes being repossessed. Some of these came to a scheduled end, others have been dumped by the new government as it has become apparent a continuation of Labour's insane spending and huge deficits could only lead to the nation's credit rating being downgraded.

This in turn would increase the interest we have to pay on our debt which would increase our deficit which would ... and so the downward spiral gathers pace.

George Osborne has, however, complicated matter both by taking money out of the economy this year and by his blood-curdling warnings that cuts of at least 25% in Whitehall spending will have to be announced in next month's comprehensive spending review in order to tackle Britain's deficit. Public spending cuts were urgent and necessary to get the burgeoning debt under control but at the same time the economy needs jobs, real jobs not candy floss jobs for tax eaters in the public sector.

Eggs Thrown At Tony Blair
by Ed Butt

Violence has broken out at the first public signing for Tony Blair's memoirs, with anti-war protesters hurling shoes and eggs at the former prime minister.

The projectiles did not hit Blair as he arrived at a bookshop in Dublin, Ireland, to be greeted by scores of demonstrators chanting that he was a "war criminal" and had "blood on his hands" because of the invasion of ...

We're ashamed to admit it but this news drew cheers from Daily Stirrer Staff

Primary Schools Short Of Places
by Xavier Connolly

You may remember the Labour government's boasts about how much extra money they had put into education. Well this story shows how much good it did.

Primary schools will have to find an extra 350,000 places over the next four years despite cuts in education spending, ministers have been warned.

Michael Gove, the Education Secretary, has been told by Whitehall officials that a surge in the birth rate has increased demand for places by about 15 per cent a year, The Daily Telegraph has learnt.

The average primary school now has about 240 pupils, which means that to accommodate the four-year surge in pupils by building new schools could require the construction of about 375 new institutions.

Some people with good heads for figures said at the time all the government had done was shuffle the same money around within spreadsheets. Rubbish, cried minister, we're honest politicians, we wouldn't to that. Its just a lie spread by the evil Tories.

Well if all the money Labour claimed to have sunk into the education system had been new money one might reasonably expect tem to have created enough space in classrooms to accommodate all the children who would be entering the school system. It has to be said however, the conservative led coalition have got off to an equally disastrous start in their attempts to tackle the problems in education.

So what is wrong?

As usual in British politics it is short termism. Politicians cannot and do not want to see beyond the net election. Until we ditch our wretched first - past - the - post system for fair representation it will always be thus.


3 September 2010
Today's News and Comment

US Jobs Market Still Reeling
Markets eagerly awaiting the latest US non-farm payroll data today amid fears of a double dip recession in the world's largest economy
Fresh evidence of the stuttering nature of America's recovery from its deepest postwar recession will be provided by the labour department in Washington today when it reveals the latest figures for job creation in the world's biggest economy.
Always an eagerly awaited indicator of the economic health of the US, this month's non-farm payroll data has attained particular significance not just for the dealers huddled around their computer terminals on Wall Street but also for Democrats facing midterm elections in November...

From James Dahlberg in the United States
The beleagured Obama administration had a respite from the recent sspate of bad news on theeconomy as the latest unemployment figures showed US unemployment claims fell more than expected.

The US government figures revealed 473,000 new claims for unemployment benefit were filed in the week ending 21 August, below a forecast for 490,000 in a Reuters poll of analysts, and a fall of 31,000 from 504,000 the week before. Tis does not take into account to number of long term unemployed slipping off the figure because their entitlement has expired. One on welfare instead of unemployment allowance they are no longer counted as on the claimant register.

Also tempering the administration's claims to success in tackling unemployment, the four-week average of new claims, which irons out some of the volatility in weekly numbers, reached a nine-month high, rising 3,250 to 486,750.

President Barack Obama's government has been battling to bring down unemployment, which remains stubbornly high, amid criticism that the stuttering economic upturn so far has been largely a jobless recovery.

Other recent data on unemployment has not given cause for optimism while weak housing market data and negative feedback from business surveys have increased fears that the US is headed for a double-dip recession.

Prescott Wants Phone Hacking Inquiry
From The Guardian:

John Prescott today called for a judicial review of the conduct of the Metropolitan police force in relation to the allegations of phone hacking against the News of the World. The former deputy prime minister was speaking after the paper confirmed it has suspended a journalist while it investigates new allegations of the unlawful interception of voicemail. The police have come under pressure after the New York Times quoted unnamed detectives alleging they had cut short their investigation because of their close relationship with the News of the World.

Prescott said the police had repeatedly refused to tell him whether his phone was hacked by News of the World journalists ...

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News Of The World Faces Fresh Phone Hacking Controversy

Record Fall In Alcohol Consumption

The UK has seen its biggest fall in alcohol consumption in 60 years, according to new figures from an industry body.

The British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) said 2009 saw the sharpest year-on-year decline in alcohol consumption across the board since 1948.

The figures are compiled primarily from HM Revenue and Customs data for the amount of alcohol sold by producers and importers into the UK market.

They follow recent data from the Office of National Statistics that found 39% of men and 31% of women exceed the daily guidelines on how much they should drink.

The BBPA, which represents the brewing and pub sector, said the data showed a 6% decline in total alcohol consumption in 2009, making it the fourth annual decline in five years.

Put the two together and we can clearly see that while the professional hand wringers and do -gooders are congratulating themselves on their sucess in weaning the public off irresponsble drinking the real reason for the fall is economic. The recession has forced people to cut back

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2 September 2010
Today's News and Comment

UK Property Prices Continue To Fall
After The Daily Stirrer's analysis of economic data earlier in the week led us to predict a long decline in property prices until there is a batter balance between the earnings / home proces ratio, more economic dats out today shows a continuing slide in property prices.

Blair's Revenge On Brown Splits Labour
The ferocity of Tony Blair's attack on Gordon Brown threatens to plunge Labour into a fresh civil war and send the party into the electoral wilderness.

Published on the day Labour members received their leadership ballot papers, the former prime minister's detailed and sustained criticism of Mr Brown in his memoir was greeted with dismay and astonishment by senior figures in the party. They said it risked reopening the wounds that scarred the New Labour era and could be "very, very damaging" as the party tried to move on from a general election defeat. Figures close to Mr Brown accused Mr Blair of being "delusional" and warned that the book could unleash ... read more on Blair - Brown split at The Daily Telegraph The Guardian: Blair the Zealot
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RBS to cut a further 3,500 jobs
Royal Bank of Scotland is planning to cut 3,500 jobs from its technical and back office division in the UK. The bank has told staff that up to 12 offices could close in England, with some jobs added in Greenock and Edinburgh. About a third of the job losses are as a result of RBS selling 318 of its branches to Santander, reducing its number of customers and transactions. RELATED POSTS:
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Hawking Says God Not Needed The Big Bang was the result of the inevitable laws of physics and did not need God to spark the creation of the Universe, Stephen Hawking has concluded. The scientist has claimed that no divine force was needed to explain why the Universe was formed. In his latest book, The Grand Design, an extract of which is published in Eureka magazine in The Times, Hawking said: Because there is a law such as gravity, the Universe can and will create itself from nothing. Spontaneous creation is the reason there is something rather than nothing, why the Universe exists, why we exist. When Boggart Blog asked The Almighty for his reaction to this he replied. "Stephen who?" RELATED POSTS:
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Dumb Science Story Of The Week: Old People Forget Things

This week's bombshell from the world of science comes in a study of the behaviour of old people. One of the things the study looked as was the way old people repeat the same stories over and over. The scientists concluded this is because as people get older they become more inclined to forget things. Well fuck me, who would have guessed? Which brinks us back to the old question science simply refuses to answer, why do we keep paying these people? RELATED POSTS:
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1 September 2010
Today's News and Comment

Brown Was Maddening Says Blair

Main talking point in today's news is the publication of Tony Blair's memoirs of his time as Prime Minister. Everybody in politics has been eager to find out what Blair would say about his successor Gordon Brown and their relationship during the ten years Brown served as DChancellor while Tony Blair was Prime Minister.

From BBC News:
Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair has said his successor Gordon Brown could be "maddening" and accused him of lacking "emotional intelligence".
In his memoirs, he called Mr Brown a "brilliant" chancellor but claimed he had put him under "relentless" pressure as he tried to over from him as PM.
Mr Blair also revealed his "anguish" over UK deaths in the Iraq war.

Comments made by Mr Blair in an interview were reported by the Daily TelegraphBlair backs coalition over the economy.


William Hague Denies Relationship with a man
by Ed Butt

The Coalition government's first disaster came only two weeks after they took office when the Chief Treasury Secretary David Laws was outed (by people connected to the Labour Party it is rumoured) as gay. Mr Laws who had personal reasons for not wanting his sexuality publicly revealed, resigned over the invasion of his privacy and the contempt shown for his rights by the gay comunity who are the shrillest screamers about their rights.

A couple of weeks ago Tory MP Crispin Blunt came out, announcing he had always know he is gay, was leaving his wife and was in love with a man.

Today we have another story from the political closet hitting mainstream media.

The Foreign Secretary took the extraordinary step of issuing a statement about his links to Chris Myers, one of his special advisers, after a well-known political blogger claimed the pair had spent the night together in a hotel room during the election campaign.

Rumours about their closeness had been swirling around Westminster and the internet after photographs were published showing Mr Hague and Mr Myers walking and laughing together, dressed casually and wearing sunglasses.

In direct response to the claims made on Guido Fawkess website, a spokesman for Mr Hague said: Any suggestion that

Funny, I saw the item on Guido's blog. He did not mention the name of the minister involved in rumours circulating in the westminster Molly House. So why did William Hague feel he needed to deny something he had not actually been accused of?


Recovery In British Manufacturing Loses Steam
by John de Roe

From The Daily Telegraph Business and Finance
The slowdown, reflected in the closely watched Markit/CIPS manufacturing purchasing managers index (PMI), was sharper than expected and reinforced the view that the wider economy is likely to grow at a slower pace in the second half of the year.

There is a clear warning here that industry cannot be relied upon to continue to drive the economy forward while the domestic consumer sector is being hit by the coming fiscal squeeze, said Jonathan Loynes, chief European economist at Capital Economics. Manufacturing output dropped from ...

Coming on the back of warnings from all the Daily Stirrer writers this underlines our message that people should not be taken in by politicians talk of a recovery. What they want to happen is for people to start taking on increasing domestic debt to finance consumer spending that will lead the recovery.

The of course the politicos can claim credit for getting us out of recession while ordinary people face a lifetime of crippling interest payments.


Is There A Need For HD Audio by Ian R Thorpe

The Daily Stirrer and its predecessors have always been sceptical of the rapid advance of technology. There is nothing wrong with gadgets of course it is just the way they are marketed and the planned obsolecence built into them, ensuring each unit sold will need to be replaced in three years or less otherwise the owner will face loss of social kudos and self esteem.

We wrote some time ago on the marketing of HD TV as the latest 'must have.' and on the great internet scam which involves development in internet technologies putting pressure on users to constantly upgrade hardware and software.

Now we are told cellphone network Orange are rolling out HD audio which will vastly improve the sound quality of calls on your mobile phone. This will necessitate an upgrade in people's phone technology and for what benefit?

From Rory McClellan - Jones, BBC Technology: How much does the audio quality of your mobile phone calls matter to you? Not much if you are to believe the mobile industry. After all over the last 20 years the operators and the manufacturers have spent billions of pounds upgrading their networks and perfecting their handsets. But while everything else about the mobile experience has been transformed, there has been no real improvement in the quality of our audio calls.

But now Orange is betting that call quality does matter to a significant number of consumers. It has become the first operator to launch HD voice, which promises the ...

News story Some of the bigest promoters of new technology in business, politics abd the media are the same people who are whining most about climate change. All these gadgets we are pressured into buying have a carbon footprint so aren't they being a tad hypocritical in encouraging us to buy new kit we do not need while castigating us for our irresponsible attitude to the environment.

How long will it be before people start to realise the technology firms and their public relations consultants are scamming us. If it ain't broke, don't fix it and if it's doing the job don't replace it.



31 August 2010
Court Victory For Anti - MMR Campaigners.
by Ed Butt

It is the medical scandal that refuses to go away. Since its introduction controversy has surrounded the MMR vaccine because in a small number - and we must stress, a small number - of cases children develop serious and permanent side effects after reveiving the vaccine. Now at last, after following a tactic used successfully in the USA and keeping the word autism out of their case, lawyers working for the family of Robert Fletcher have won the first award of compensation for 'brain damage' reslting from the MMR vaccine.
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31 August 2010 Today's News

Labour Leadership Soap Opera as Millibands Battle Each Other
As a major union hints that it may withdraw financial support for the party if either David Milliband or Ed Balls is elected as leader Labour leadership candidate Ed Balls has criticised the "daily episodes" of the "soap opera" surrounding fellow contenders Ed and David Miliband.

Calling for 6bn to be invested in affordable homes in response to news that house prices are set to fall again because of low demand from first time buyers, Balls said the rivalry between the Milliband brothers "did not do justice to the issues".

Labour dinosaurs Lord Kinnock and Lord Mandelson have also weighed in to the leadership debate following Ed Miliband's criticisms of the New Labour project.

Voting in the leadership contest gets under way on Wednesday.

Milliband Leadership Race

Negative Equity House Owners In Negative Equity For Another Four Years Homeowners who bought their houses at the top of the prtoperty boom could face face four more years of negative equity, a housing group said.
The National Housing Federation (NHF) said the average buyer in England paid 216,800 for a home in 2007. Those people may now have to wait until 2014 before prices recover enough to make their homes worth more than they paid the federation added.
From what the Daily DStirrer has been hearing, gossip in the finance markets suggests it may be a lot longer. In fact one likely option is that house prices will stay stagnant as inflation rockets, thus in real terms values will fall.

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Property Prices To Fall Again?Despite government eforts to talk up a recovery the economy remains stubbornly stagnant. It is unsurprising really, the UK economy still relies far too much on the housing and property market and with incomes being squeezed and house prices remaining so high they are beyond the reach of first time buyers there is little change of increased activity while unemployment continues to rise.
Afghan Bomb Attack Kills Four US Soldiers A roadside bomb attack in eastern Afghanistan has killed four US soldiers, Nato sources revealed yesterday.AFP quoted spokesman James Judge as saying that a home-made bomb, one of the main weapons of the Taliban, was used in the attack.

The attack comes a day after seven US soldiers were killed in two bomb attacks in southern Afghanistan.These deaths add to the rising trend of casualties for Nato's International Security Assistance Force (Isaf). June and July were the worst months for foreign troop deaths since the US-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001 with deaths of over fifty US military peronnel already announced in August.

With mid -b term elections to The Senate and the House of Representatives due early in November this news has to be bad for the Obama administration. Opposition to the war has not so far been as important an issue in ampaigning as jobs, the economy and immigration

The decline of American dominance: Shrunken Superpower

World Markets Suffer As Economy Fears Spread Fears over the increasing likelyhood that the global economy is heading into a double dip recession sent shares falling sharply around the world early today.

The sell-off was most pronounced in Japan, where a 6.9bn stimulus package announced yesterday by the Japanese government failed to impress investors. The Nikkei index shed more than 3.6% in a nervy trading session to close at 8824.06 points, its lowest level since April last year.

In London, the FTSE 100 fell 70 points in early trading to a low of 5129.66, down 1.3%. There were also losses in ...

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Conflicting Views On The Economic Recovery Greenpeace Halt Drilling On Arctic Oil Rig
The envvironmental group said four expert climbers in inflatable speedboats had evaded the Danish navy to climb up the inside of the Cairn Energy oil rig off Greenland.

The four campaigners are now hanging from the rig 15m above the icy Arctic ocean in tents suspended from ropes, halting its drilling operation, Greenpeace said.

The campaigners, who are protesting against what they claim are the ''huge risks'' energy companies are taking with the environment by drilling for oil in ...

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30 August 2010
Property Prices To Fall Again?
bt John de Roe

Despite government eforts to talk up a recovery the economy remains stubbornly stagnant. It is unsurprising really, the UK economy still relies far too much on the housing and property market and with incomes being squeezed and house prices remaining so high they are beyond the reach of first time buyers there is little change of increased activity while unemployment continues to rise.

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30 August 2010
Today's News

Brain Scans Cannot Diagnose Autism

The BBC, the Guardian and Reuters this week widely reported British researchers published in the Journal of Neuroscience have developed a brain scan which can detect autism in adults with 90% accuracy.

Dr Christine Ecker, the lead author, showed her imaging technique was able to detect which people in her group had autism. "If we get a new case, we will also hopefully be 90% accurate," she said.

Pretty simple then, you turn up, have the test, and you have a 90% chance of finding out whether you have autism.

Well, you couldn't be any further from the truth. To determine if a test is accurate, it might appear reasonable to ...

With news yesterday of the first compensation award in a British court for brain damage caused by the MMR vaccine although many such awards have been made in the United States, it has been a bad few days for the autism industry. It was typical of scientists to get over excited about their brain scan 'breakthrough' last week. As The Daily Stirrer remarked a brain scan that identifies autism in adults is pretty useless. If somebody has not ben diagnosed by the time they are an adult, they're probably only marginally autistic

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House Prices To Fall Further

Only a mug bets against rising house prices in Britain. This is a small island that has a rising population, tight planning controls and a tax system that favours property. Demand tends to run well ahead of supply, and that means bricks and mortar always seems a good investment.

Well, call me a mug if you like, but house prices are overpriced and have to fall. Activity is weak, with the number of new mortgage applications running at less than half their pre-recession levels. First-time buyers, according to a survey from Rightmove out today, account for ...

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Fall In First Time Buyers (BBC News)

Serial Hoarder Found Buried Under Rubbish At Home

A four month search for a missing woman in the US had ended after she was found buried under piles of rubbish at her home. Billie Jean James was found by her husband who had been living in the same house as his wifes corpse. He spotted one of her feet sticking out from underneath the mountain of rubbish and clutter that littered their Las Vegas home.

Friends said Mrs James was compulsive hoarder who spent her weekends buying goods at car boot sales. She also frequented thrift shops and refused to allow anyone into her house because he was so ashamed of the mess.

Police had searched the house several times while looking for the 67-year-old who was known to be a compulsive hoarder.

Sniffer dogs had been sent into the property but were unable to locate the body amid floor to ceiling piles of clothes, rubbish, empty food boxes and other goods that Mrs James had stored. Officials believe rotting food and other pungent smells stopped the dogs from working properly.


Cannabis Can Relieve Chronic Pain

Smoking cannabis from a pipe can significantly reduce chronic pain in patients with damaged nerves, a study suggests.

A small study of 23 people also showed improvements with sleep and anxiety.

Writing in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, the researchers said larger studies using inhaler-type devices for cannabis were needed.

UK experts said the pain relief seen was small but potentially important, and more investigation was warranted.

Around 1 to 2% of people have chronic neuropathic pain - pain due to problems with signalling between nerves - but effective treatments are lacking.

Another case of science suddenly discovering what everybody has known for thousands of years.


Foreign Diplomats Abuse Immunity To Keep Slaves In Britain
Foreign diplomats are abusing their immunity from prosecution to keep domestic workers as slaves in Britain, an investigation has found. The workers, most of whom come from poor countries in Africa and Asia, are forced to work for up to 20 hours a day for as little as 10p an hour.

Their employers routinely confiscate their passports so they cannot run away, make them sleep on the floor and ban them from leaving the house, the investigation disclosed.

Police said that they are often unable to investigate foreign diplomats, or members of often extensive royal families, who are mistreating their household staff because they have immunity from prosecution and the workers they bring to the country have no protection under British law...

The Seven Tribes Of Modern Britain
A team of cartographers have created a visualisation of Britain which makes the traditional map of the British Isles look outdated by comparison.

A team of cartographers have created a visualisation of Britain which makes the traditional map of the British Isles look outdated by comparison. The mosaic-like map beautifully visualises the "Seven Social Tribes of Britain", combining postcode information with demographic data from the Government.

This map emphasises different types of people and their concentration in different areas of the country, unlike traditional maps which highlight geography


29 August 2010

by Ian R Thorpe

A bid by Australian mining giant BHP Billiton to buy Potash Corp of Canada draws attention to food price inflation, rising commodity prices in world markets and an impending global food supply crisis. It is not just potash, essential in food production, but other finite resources like oil that corporate giants are bidding to gain control of that should concern us.

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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.
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
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?
29 August 2010
Today's News

A Levels Crush Creativity Says Head Teacher A Levels Crush Creativity Says Head Teacher

Students are being prevented from showing "originality and creativity" by drilling for A-level exams, a leading headmistress has warned.

Pupils now have access to online model answers, marking schemes and other information that has taken the mystique out of what markers are looking for, according to Cynthia Hall, the headmistress of Wycombe Abbey.
The girls boarding school in Buckinghamshire has topped an A-level league table of private schools for the third year in a row.

More than 50 per cent of the schools exam entries were awarded one of the new A* grades, and the girls notched up 247 A*-A grades between them.

But Mrs Hall said that the amount of easily accessible advice on how to score top marks meant that students had very little excuse for not getting the top grades. We need to have ways of demonstrating ...

The Daily Stirrer and our satirical sister blog have been critical of this obsession with teaching to exam and putting the school's performance in league tables ahead of the educator's duty to offer a preparation for life for a long time now. Take a look at some of these posts including both serious comment and satire on the decline in quality the product being discharged from the education system which follows an opposite trend to the ever improving statistics on numbers of pupils passing exams.

Selection By Stealth Or Simple Common Sense by Xavier Connolly.
The comprehensive education system has become one of the sacred cows of the "progressive left" in spite of its very obvious failure. The old Grammar School system only segregated on grounds of intelligence whereas the system now with its postcode lottery and the growth of private schools for the rich segregates on grounds of parental wealth, social class and geogrphic location. Intelligence does not enter the equation. So the selective way was more egalitarian, what are the leftie whiners on about.

More Graduates, Less Graduate Jobs
Vince Cable the coalition government's minister responsible for business and higher education has kicked off the biggest shake up in University financing in the past four decades. Since the vast and rapid expansion of higher education begun bt the Wilson government in the 1960 there has been constant growth in University funding, the number of University places available and the ...

The Pursuit Of Mediocrity by fatsally.
SATS test, introduced in 1993, were supposed to meaure a pupil's progress through the education system from junior to senior school and ensure every child was fulfilling their potential. Now we see the government constantly lowering standards in order to ensure enough pupils from each school are reaching government imposed targets.

No Child Left Behind - Just 800 million
by fatsally

Everybody 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...

Killing History.
The government constantly whines that not enough pulips in their later school years take up sciences. The government itself however is pushing history off the curriculum. So as they strip the nation's young people of a sense who they are and destroy the national culture inthe name of diversity and multiculturalism can they complain if those young people feel alienated and do not wish to contribute positively to the national community.

SATS - The Science Of Dumbing Down
The government and education academics have been obsessing about SATS tests for a long time, believing intelligence can be measured by examination results. All this pseudo - scientific bullshit has achieved is a meaurable dumbing down through a teaching to test mentality in which exam results give a false impression of school leavers intelligence.

A Clockwork GCSE Exam Paper
by fatsally


Repeated complaints from bosses suggest school exams in English have become too easy. But is this true or are examiners simply testing not so much on formal grammar as English like wot it is spoke?



NVQ In Retail
University education is not for everyone. Some people are not happy in the academic environment and yearn to get into the workplace. Why are such people who have a go - getting attitude rather than a dossing around listening to Coldlay albums attitude treated so dismissively by the careers service and other government agencies then.

Education is important but is too much emphasis now placed on formal qualifications to the detriment of natural ability. The education academic might argue that natural ability needs to be brought to the surface by formal education. This of course ignores the fact that many very successful men and women failed to flourish in the education system for the simple reason they found lessons boring because what they were thinking was far aead of what they were being taught.

That we are now sending pupils to University to take degree courses in creative writing, journalism, theatre and drama and other such wholly non - academic subjects is an indictment of the system. Did Shakespeare have a degree in creative writing, did C.P. Scott have a degree in journalism, did Isambard Kingdom Brunel or Thomas Telford hold appropriate engineering degrees that persuaded investors to take their schemes seriously?

In the posts linked above you will see that the modern education system is not about setting the next generation of great enginers or artists on their way but about expanding the bureaucratic empires of those who teach them.

There is a scene in the Rodney Dangerfield film 'Back To School' in which Dangerfield, a highly successful businessman who lacks formal education returns to college to obtain a degree. In the scene I refer to a young Professor of Business Management is lecturing on the theory of managing a a business. Dangerfield interrupts and delivers a lecture on what happens in the real world. The scene should be compulsory viewing for all academics. It is a reminder that without practicl experience to anchor it to reality, theory is worthless.



Murdoch Is Too Powerful Says BBC Director
Mark Thompson, the BBC director general, has launched a scathing attack on Rupert Murdoch's media empire, warning that BSkyB is too powerful and threatens to "dwarf" the BBC and its competitors.
Delivering the annual MacTaggart lecture at the Mediaguardian Edinburgh television festival, Thompson rounded on Sky's chairman, James Murdoch, who used the same speech last year to attack the corporation.

"A year ago, James Murdoch fretted aloud about the lamentable dominance of the BBC," he said. "He was able to do that only by leaving Sky out of the equation."

Thompson said Sky was "well on its way to being the most ...


28 August 2010
Today's News

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27 August 2010
Today's News

US Economy Growth Figures Revised Down (Breitbart)
The United States economy was last month reported to have grown at an annual rate of 2.4% in the second quarter of 2010. That figure was today revised downward to 1.6%, well below the rate of inflation. The revision was said to be due to an unprecendented surge in imports...

Stock Markets Face A Bloodbath (Daily Telegraph)
Investors should brace themselves for an equities "bloodbath" and a further fall in bond yields when the current excessive optimism propping up the market seeps away, Albert Edwards, a strategist at Socit Gnrale, has warned.
Mr Edwards said there was too much hope among investors, with excessive valuations in the US, but predicted it would come to an end in the coming months as economic data increasingly pointed to a double-dip recession. "Equity investors are in for a rude shock. The global economy is sliding back into recession and they are still not even aware that these events will trigger ...

UK Economy Records Fastest Growth In Nine Years (The Guardian)

The British economy grew at the fastest pace in nearly a decade in the second quarter, higher than initially estimated, thanks to a pick-up in the construction industry and strong household spending.
The Office for National Statistics' second estimate for the second quarter showed GDP rose 1.2% between April and June, the fastest growth since the first quarter of 2001. The figure was revised higher from the initial estimate of 1.1% released a month ago and compared with 0.3% growth in the first three months of the year.

This is slightly encouraging news for the economy but with the rate of inflation running ahead of growth and most of the money that fuelled the growth having come from Labour's mad spending splurge in their final days we should not read too much into it.


Cable Warns Cabinet Colleagues Over Immigration Cap

Tensions over immigration within the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition resurfaced today, when Vincent Cable urged his colleagues not to introduce new border controls that would harm economic growth.
The business secretary spoke out after new figures showed an unexpected 20% rise in net immigration to Britain: 196,000 people arrived in 2009, up from 163,000 the year before.
The government plans a cap on immigration, but as a European Union member it would only be able to cap immigration from ...

Do these politicians not realise that with official unemployment at around 8% (the real jobless figure is higher) all the dire warnings about how we need immigration to cover the skill shortage is an indictment of our education system which governments always like to claim is doing wonnderfully well.

Ed balls Warns Of Economic Hurricane

Labour leadership candidate Ed Balls warned that the Government's deficit reduction plan will leave the country unprotected as it faces an economic 'hurricane'.

Ironic isn't it that Ed Balls who was part of the Labour government whose incompetence and irresponsibility made necessary the coalition's deficit reduction emergency budget now feels he is in a position to offer advice on how the sovereign debt problrm should be dealt with.

Britain Faces A New Terror Wave
Britain faces a new wave of home grown terrorists as 800 radicalised Islamist prisoners are released from jail, a leading security expert warns.
Michael Clarke, a former government adviser and the head of the Royal United Services Institute, says he believes the security services could struggle to cope with a new generation of extremists seeking to carry out ...

How many times in the past few years have British and American security services warned us of "A new wave of terror attacks..."?

Well the Americans can do what they like, America seems to exist in a permanent state of fear and panic. We British however should remember the words of Winston Chuchill, "Keep calm and carry on."

So long as we can do that, the dark forces of terror will never defeat us.

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26 August 2010
US Consumers To Be Asked Do They Want GM Salmon.
by John de Roe

Net immigration Into UK Up By 20%

Net migration to Britain rose by 20% to 196,000 last year, fuelled by a sharp increase in the number of overseas students coming to the UK to study and a 13% fall in the number of Britons leaving to live abroad.
The net migration figures, published by the Office for National Statistics, reveal that the number of people coming to live in Britain compared with those moving abroad increased by 33,000 from ...

BP Frozen Out Of Arctic Oil Race
BP frozen out of Arctic oil drilling raceBritish energy giant BP forced to abandon hopes of Greenland exploration owing to tarnished reputation from Gulf oil spill BP has been forced to abandon hopes of drilling in the Arctic, currently the centre of a new oil rush, owing to its tarnished reputation after the Gulf of Mexico spill. The company confirmed tonight that it was no longer trying to win an exploration licence in Greenland, despite earlier reports of ...

20% of Seven Year Olds Struggle With Writing
Writing abilities are trailing behind other key skills, such as maths and reading, according to data published by the Department for Education (DFE). Nearly one in five seven year-olds, around 104,700 pupils, are failing to reach Level 2 the standard expected of the age group in writing. Around one in six are not reaching ...

Taliban Threat In Pakistan Following Floods
The UN says it is reviewing security measures for its aid workers in Pakistan, after a warning of new threats from the Pakistani Taliban. A US official said the militant group was planning to attack foreigners delivering aid to millions of people affected by the floods. There have been no such attacks since the floods began.


From a story in today's edition of The Guardian:

US authorities today began the process to approve the first GM animal for human consumption.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a 60-day period of consultation and public meetings over whether to permit a GM strain of salmon to be eaten by humans, even though it has been called a "frankenfish" by critics. The approval process could take less than a year, and if it gets the green light the fish could be on the market in 18 months.

Environmentalists and scientists see the decision as marking a threshold. If it is approved it is likely to open the door to a large range of GM animals being raised for consumption. If not, scientists say that will have a negative effect on research, in part because there will be no money to be made from it.

Among the considerations by the FDA is whether, if the fish is approved for consumption, it must be labelled as genetically engineered.

The AquAdvantage salmon a modified North Atlantic salmon has been created by AquaBounty Technologies in Boston, Massachusetts, over 14 years at a cost of $50m. The company says the salmon grows at twice the speed of similar fish, cutting costs for farmers and greatly increasing production.

On its website the company says: "This advancement provides a compelling economic benefit to farmers (reduced growing cycle) as well as enhancing the economic viability of inland operations, thereby diminishing the need for ocean pens." The fish are also sterile, which the company says would prevent interbreeding with wild salmon.

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None of us at The Daily Stirrer are biologists and the others, an engineer and a systems analyst considered this story was beyond them. Thus it falls to an economist to ask the question, is there a need for this? Cui bono. Let me say first to head off any of the usual sneering scientists that yes, we all understand there is minimal risk to human health from eating genetically modified fish. It is not like the technique used in the 1980s by which growth hormones were added to animal feeds, fish are very different. If you want a summary of the biological technique however, read the story we link to. What concerns me is the economic case for this meddling with nature. As usual the justification is that GM fish will help the productivity and profitability of fish farmers because the GM fish will be bigger and grow more quickly that their conventionally farmed cousins. Also they will be sterile which will prevent them cross breeding with wild salmon should any escape into a non controlled environment. All that sounds very positive but think more deeply. The genetic modification, I understand, involves taking a growth hormone gene from a north Atlantic salmon and joining it with the DNA sequence from an ocean pout an eel-like creature from a different marine genus. The growth hormone gene is almost identical to the equivalent gene in the salmon but it operates differently. As I said I am an economist, I must accept assurances that the process works, indeed I have no reason to doubt it. The things that set alarm bells ringing in my accountant's mindset are (a) this sounds like an expensive process and (b) once again we see an alleged scientific advance claimed to achieve the greatest good of the greatest number is in reality handing greater control of a part of the food production system to the corporate interests that control this fish GM technique because you can bet your life a member of the big food cartel has it patented. We are not short of salmon. Fish farms in Scotland, Canada and Scandinavia have been going bust in recent years because of the glut of farmed Salmon in the world market. Farmed Salmon is tasty and nutritious but does not compare to wild salmon. That is not just my opinion but that of food experts. Wild salmon is always in short supply, is very seasonal and will always command high prices. Farmed salmon is cheap, plentiful and not a viable proposition for smaller operators in the fish farming business. Because of the special feeds needed by farmed fish there are also pollution problems related to fish farms. So there is demand for wild salmon but GM techniques cannot meet that. There is a surplus of farmed salmon with which the GM fish will compete. Further concentration of production in the hands of large operators will result in job losses in former fishing communities now dependent on fish farming. Thus the only benefit of this 'scientific' advance is to the sectors of society that already control too much of the wealth and wield too much influence. There is no economic justification for continuing this project other than serving the short term interests of corporations to the detriment of individuals and communities. If only scientists would stop and think things through instead of letting themselves be carried away with the science and ignoring the wider consequences of the things they do.

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26 August 2010
Today's News

Net immigration Into UK Up By 20%

Net migration to Britain rose by 20% to 196,000 last year, fuelled by a sharp increase in the number of overseas students coming to the UK to study and a 13% fall in the number of Britons leaving to live abroad.
The net migration figures, published by the Office for National Statistics, reveal that the number of people coming to live in Britain compared with those moving abroad increased by 33,000 from ...

BP Frozen Out Of Arctic Oil Race
BP frozen out of Arctic oil drilling raceBritish energy giant BP forced to abandon hopes of Greenland exploration owing to tarnished reputation from Gulf oil spill BP has been forced to abandon hopes of drilling in the Arctic, currently the centre of a new oil rush, owing to its tarnished reputation after the Gulf of Mexico spill. The company confirmed tonight that it was no longer trying to win an exploration licence in Greenland, despite earlier reports of ...

20% of Seven Year Olds Struggle With Writing
Writing abilities are trailing behind other key skills, such as maths and reading, according to data published by the Department for Education (DFE). Nearly one in five seven year-olds, around 104,700 pupils, are failing to reach Level 2 the standard expected of the age group in writing. Around one in six are not reaching ...

Taliban Threat In Pakistan Following Floods
The UN says it is reviewing security measures for its aid workers in Pakistan, after a warning of new threats from the Pakistani Taliban. A US official said the militant group was planning to attack foreigners delivering aid to millions of people affected by the floods. There have been no such attacks since the floods began.


25 August 2010
Today's News

Buget Hits The Poorest Hardest Says Left Wing Think Tank (BBC News)
Well they would, wouldn't they?

The coalition government's first Budget has hit the poorest families hardest, a leading economic think tank has said. The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) said the measures announced in the Budget in June were "regressive".

Its analysis suggests that low income families with children are set to lose the most - about 5% of net income - due to benefit cuts announced in the Budget. The IFS had already challenged the government's claim that the Budget was "progressive".Its report was commissioned and part-funded by the End Child Poverty campaign.

The analysis suggests that cuts to areas such as housing benefit and disability allowance would hit the poorest to the tune of ...

One thing that for me always sums up the stupidity of the paternalistic / authoritarian left is their use of sentimentality triggers to hide the negativity of the message. Child Poverty is a favourite. How can child poverty be distinguished from adult poverty. And is it not posssible for the children in high income households to have a poor quality of life because their parents are selfish bastards? ... read all Budget Hits Poorest

Wave of deadly bombings in Iraq (BBC News)

Another "We told you so" story for the Daily Stirrer. Our commentators have said many times the US 'victory' in Iraq was merely an illusion as the warring sectarian forces waited for Americal operations to be scaled down. Looks like it is kicking off only a few days after the Americans, displaying their usual triumphalism, pulled out their combat batallions. This of course leave the 50,000 American 'advisers' particularly vulnerable to Al Qaeda / Sadr Army attacks

More than 40 people have been killed in a series of apparently co-ordinated bomb attacks across Iraq. Several blasts hit Baghdad, including a suicide car bombing in which 15 people died. At least 15 were killed in another explosion in Kut in the south.

Correspondents say the violence highlights fears about the stability of Iraq ahead of the formal end of US combat operations at end of the month. Nearly all of ... read all BBC News report on Deadly Bombings In Iraq

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Afghan Exit Is Unrealistic Says Senior US Marines Officer (The Daily Telegraph)

Gen James Conway warned that local soldiers would not be ready to assume security responsibility for "a few years".

His comments were the strongest sign from US military leaders that a major troop withdrawal remained a long way off, despite President Barack Obama's commitment to begin pulling out troops next July and David Cameron's hopes that British troops could start returning next year.

"I honestly think it will be a few years before conditions on the ground are such that ...

And again The Daily Stirrer has to sat, "We told you so." Anybody who has ever in their life picked up a history book will understand would have understood the inevitability of this outcome of the Afghan war.

Southern England Hit Hardest By Recession (The Daily Telegraph)

The North South divide has narrowed amid the recession as latest figures show the South being hardest hit by the economic downturn.

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Scientists Attack Court Ruling On Obama's Stem Cell Policy (The Guardian)

American scientists have reacted with anger at a court ruling that strikes down Barack Obama's decision to greatly expand medical research using stem cells taken from human embryos. Scientists described the order by a federal judge in Washington, who said that the president had overstepped a law barring the government funding of research in which human embryos are destroyed as...

Once again a case of Obama bypassing the American elected houses and using executive orders to sign into law measures that would be unpopular and may well be unconstitutionsal will result in a prolonged and bitter court battle.

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24 August 2010
When Cousins Wed
by John de Roe

When Cousins Wed by John de Roe.
When Channel 4 showed a Dispatches doumentary about the problems caused by marriages between first cousins in Britain's Pakistani and Bangladeshi communities it was bound to kick off a few rows. The problem is not confined to Muslim cultures in the UK however, as with some many other social problems at its root lies politically correct thinking whch through the threat of branding people racist stifles intelligent debate.

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24 August 2010
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24 August 2010
Today's News

British Company Confirms Arctic Oil Strike Edinburgh based oil exploration company Cairn announced yesterday they had struck oil in the sea area between northern Canada and Greenland known as Iceberg Alley.

Environmental charity Greenpeace were quick to protest and one of their vessels had to be warned away from the Cairn exploration rig by a Danish warship. Denmark, the former colonial power is still responsible for protecting Greenland's international interests.

It is widely understood the Arctic waters are a very sensitive environment and a drilling accident there could have greater consequences over a longer period than the recent Deepwater Horizon spill in The Gulf Of Mexico. In the warm waters of the gulf bacterial action helped break down the crude oil leaked from the damaged well. The reality of the situation however is that with the oil lost into the ocean from Deepwater Horizon totalling only a fraction of the quantity burned in the U.S.A. every single day and with no realistic alternatives to fossil fuel energy becoming available the dependence of the developed world on oil makes it necessary to sek new supplies even in the most hostile and environmentally sensitive environments.

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GCSE pass rates rise for 23rd consecutive year
The trend of girls outperforming boys in exams, which has lasted for the past two decades, could be reversed next year, as boys beat girls at GCSE maths for the second year in a row following the decision to drop coursework. This only proves that girls are moe diligent than boys at submitting homework assignments while boys are better under pressure.
The proportion of boys getting grades A* to C in maths rose again this year from 57.6% to 58.4%

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Bowel Cancer Drug Too Dear For NHS
Campaigners last night criticised the health watchdog after it ruled that a drug was too expensive to be prescribed on the NHS despite evidence that it can prolong life in bowel cancer patients.
Avastin (bevacizumab) can help patients with advanced bowel cancer which has spread to other organs, usually the liver and

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23 August 2010
Today's News

Slow news day today, you can read or hear all about the Pakistan fllods elsewhere and the Australian hung parliament is not that interesting unless you are a politics junkie. We found a couple of things we think will interest our readers One amusing story however features scientists who watch for aliens.

Shell Cleared Of Polluting Niger Delta
A three-year investigation by the United Nations will almost entirely exonerate Royal Dutch Shell for 40 years of oil pollution in the Niger delta, causing outrage among communities who have long campaigned to force the multinational to clean up its spills and pay compensation.
The $10m (6.5m) investigation by the UN environment programme (UNEP), paid for by Shell, will say that only 10% of oil pollution in Ogoniland has been caused by equipment failures and ...read all
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Credit Card Debt Boom Fears
The Daily Stirrer's John De Roe has warned governments and banks would try to restart the economies of the developed world by creating another debt bubble. Here we go again saying "we told you so."

Despite warnings of a potential double dip recession, banks are presenting struggling customers with offers of cheaper debt than they made available before the 2007 economic crash. Experts warned that Britain could face a new credit card boom leaving families heavily in debt as they borrow to make ends meet and struggle to pay off the money. It comes amid concerns of future job losses, particulary as the Coalition governments spending cuts are due to take effect. The research, from two price comparison websites, found some banks were offering credit cards with attractive interest free rates for ... read all

Aliens May Be Thinking Machines
A senior astronomer has said that the hunt for alien life should take into account alien "sentient machines".
Seti, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, has until now sought radio signals from worlds like Earth.
But Seti astronomer Seth Shostak argues that the time between aliens developing radio technology and artificial intelligence (AI) would be short ... read all.
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Writing in Acta Astronautica, he says that the odds favour detecting such alien AI rather than "biological" life. Many involved in Seti have long argued that nature may have solved the problem of life using different designs or chemicals, suggesting Don't know about you but The Daily Stirrer thinks we should be looking for signs of thinking scientists. These guys at SETI have obviously spent too much time watching Star Trek. Someone will e trying to tell us there is a research tem trying to use psychic powers to walk through walls and kill goats by staring at them next.


23 August 2010
Labour's Loony Spending Schemes Crippling the NHS. by John de Roe

The nation was given a laugh when David Laws, treaury minister for the incoming conservative / lib dem coalition government revealed his Labour predecessor had left a note saying There is no money. it does not seem so funny now as the true extent of Labours financial profligacy is being discovered. The private finance contracts some NHS Health Trusts were tied into are crippling local hospital trusts financially. read all

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22 August 2010
Conservatives Plan Immigration Cap
by Xavier Connolly

During the election campaign the big issue for voters was immigration. Strangely it was the issue none of the politicians wanted to talk about. Now as unemployment refuses to come down and we face up to a jobless future and the government are looking at limiting numbers of immigrants the left are screaming about the need to ease immigration controls still more.

22 August 2010
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The Strange Death Of Dr. David Kelly
by Ian R. Thorpe

When weapons expert Dr. David Kelly was found dead in a field near his Oxfordshire home it quickly became clear there were a number of things about the 'suicide' version of the post mortem examination that did not add up. Foremost among these was the decision not to hold a formal inquest despite Dr. Kelly having been involved in the Iraq 'Weapons Of Mass Destruction' issue in which then Prime Minister Tony Blair was alleged to have deliberately mislead Parliament about the military capabilities of Saddam Hussein's regime.

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Read full story on Pathologist and the death of David Kelly

Today's news reports tell us the pathologist who carried out the post mortem is sticking by his conclusion that the death was suicide due to cutting the wrists. The effects of the wounds were exacerbated by Dr. Kelly's advanced heart disease. This is rather puzzling as earlier in the week the same pathologist was telling anyone who would listen Dr. Kelley had swallowed 26 Co Proxymol tablets. Co Proxymol is a powerful painkiller that was withdrawn from the market a few years ago because the maximum safe dose is very close to a lethal dose. I have taken Co Proxymol on prescription, the maximum safe dose was 8 tablets in a 24 hour period.

Still the pathologist is sure Dr Kelly's wounds were self inflicted and were the cause of death.

There are other doubts about the medical evidence. Independent examinations of Dr. Kelly's body commissioned by family members reveald a number of anomolies from the official version of events that were not mentioned in the post mortem.

There must be an inquest into this death to end the conspiracy theories. The only reason for continuing to deny an inquest is because there is some substance in the conspiracy theories.

Is it any wonder nobody trusts politicians any more?

Barclay's Bank Customers Hit By Technical Problems

Thousands of Barclays customers were left unable to access their bank accounts after a computer glitch caused the system to seize up

Shows once again the risks to society of over reliance on technology.

See also: Pornographic Videos flood You Tube. People who promote the internet as a way of life forget how lacking in security the medioum is. If only that clown Tim Berners Lee had left thungs to the professionals.

Does Barack Obama Want To Be Relected In 2012

Few Americans consider themselves bigger than the presidency but Obama might be one of them. The man in the Oval Office, argues Toby Harnden, may already be preparing for a role as a post-president in a post-American world...

The Daily Stirrer has always said Obama sees himself as President of the World.

A Levels Are A Mess Warns Top Headmaster Britain's examinations system is a "complete mess" and A-levels need major reform to allow the brightest students to flourish, a leading educationalist has warned ...

Migrant Cap Will Devastate UK Firms
From The Guardian:

Employers' groups are calling on the government to rethink its immigration cap as figures today reveal that almost one in 10 private sector companies plan to relocate jobs abroad in the next year.
Companies are looking to export call-centre, IT and finance jobs, according to a study by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and ...

After all those spurious claims that record A Level pass results year on year show how great our education system is, it is, is it not, an indictment of our education system when British Companies have to rely on immigration to be alble to recruit people with the skills they need.


21 August 2010
Vertical Farming: The Looniest Idea Yet For Saving The Planet
by Ian R Thorpe


Climate Science is a strange area of human endeavour. 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.

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21 August 2010
Today's News

A wide range of news today, the Australian election features everywhere as does Iran's new nuclear power station. At homre the woes of the Liberal Democrats, still behaving like ravished virgins over their coalition with the conservatives is making headlines.

Australia Set For A Hung Parliament
Australia appears to be heading for a hung parliament, with neither of the two main rivals likely to win the 76 seats needed for an outright majority.
ABC Australia is predicting 73 seats for the opposition coalition, 72 for ruling Labor, one for the Greens and four independents.
PM Julia Gillard vowed that she would "keep fighting".
Opposition leader Tony Abbott said it was clear Ms Gillard's Labor had lost its majority and its legitimacy ...

Having seen pictures of voluteer lifeguard Abbott patrolling a beach in his budgie smugglers we think Australia is headinf for a well hung Parliament ...

Iran Starts Up Bushehr Nulclear Plant Iran has begun loading fuel into its first nuclear power station in a ceremony attended by Russian officials. Russia will operate the Bushehr plant in southern Iran, supplying its nuclear fuel and taking away the nuclear waste.

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Former Lib Dem Leader Kennedy Not Defecting
Mr Kennedy did not vote for the coalition in May Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has denied reports that the party's former leader Charles Kennedy has had talks with the Labour Party about defecting.

Several newspapers carried stories on Saturday that Mr Kennedy had held informal talks with Labour whips. The Lib Dems called the reports "complete and utter fabrication". Deputy prime minister Mr Clegg said: "I don't think I can do better than quote Charles, who said it's the silliest of the silly season stories in August."

He said he had had an e-mail from Mr Kennedy, and continued: "It's just nonsense, and I think we shouldn't waste too much time talking about things which simply aren't true ...

It may be a bit of a conspiracy theory but given senior Labour figures are desperate to split the coalition before electoral reform can go through and the similarities with the way the intensely private Lib Dem MP and Finance Minister David Laws was outed as gay is it unreasonable to suspect that sneaky little turd burglar Peter Mandelson might have been involved in leaking news thaty Mr. Kennedy had met Labour officials.

Clegg Backs Graduate Tax
Nick Clegg has become the most senior member of the Government to endorse introducing a graduate tax for university students.
In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, the Deputy Prime Minister says graduates should face a new levy on their wages that will make the best paid contribute the most.
After adopting social mobility as one of his priorities in government, Mr Clegg says the tax is the best way to encourage more working-class children to go to university ...

The Internet Is Dragging Britain Away From Europe

The EU is being made redundant by technological change. In the 1950s, a regional trade association arguably made sense. But in a world where capital surges around the globe at the touch of a button, physical proximity becomes irrelevant. When deciding whether to ...


20 August 2010
Todays News
Top story today is the pullout of the last US Army combat batallions from Iraq. Amid the usual triumphalism many voices were sceptical about claims that the seven year occupation had brough freedom, democracy, peace and prosperity to Iraq.

. Elsewhere we have read about numbers of pupils missing out on University places, mortgage payers being ripped off because fanance companies are not passing on the benefits of the ultra low central bank lending rates. We also saw a couple of whacky science stories.

Last US combat Brigade Leaves Iraq

The last US combat brigade in Iraq has left the country, seven years after the US-led invasion.
The 4th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, began crossing by land into Kuwait in the early hours of Thursday, a military spokesman said.
Some 50,000 US troops will remain until the end of 2011 to advise Iraqi forces and protect US interests.
A further 6,000 support troops will be in Iraq until the end of the month, when US combat operations will end.

150, 000 Miss Out On University

The head of the university admissions service has warned that more than 150,000 students would miss out on a degree place this year.
But Ucas chief executive Mary Curnock Cook also said a "very large number" - about 60,000 - had rejected offers or withdrawn their course applications.
It comes a day after students scored record A-level results.
With another record in the A-level pass rate, and 27% of entries gaining As or A*s, the competition is intense.
Tens of thousands of would-be students are still chasing a dwindling number of university places via the clearing system, which brings them together.
Figures out yesterday suggested up to 186,000 were looking for a university place through the system. At about this time last year, about ...

HUMOUR: The Lazy Pupils Exam Guide. Now Scientists Think The Universe Will Grow Forever

A "galactic lens" has revealed that the Universe will probably expand forever.
Astronomers used the way that light from distant stars was distorted by a huge galactic cluster known as Abell 1689 to work out the amount of dark energy in the cosmos.
Dark energy is a mysterious force that speeds up the expansion of the Universe.
Understanding the distribution of this force revealed that the likely fate of the Universe was to keep on expanding.
It will eventually become a cold, dead wasteland, researchers say.
The study, conducted by an international team led by Professor Eric Jullo of Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California, is published in the journal Science.
Dark energy makes up ...

Bank Rip Off Leave Mortgage Payers Feeling The Pinch

Despite receiving billions of pounds in taxpayer support during the credit crisis, high street lenders are refusing to pass on the full benefit of historically low interest rates to customers, figures show.
Instead, they have used the cheap cost of borrowing to drastically increase their profit margins.
Two years ago, the difference between the rate at which banks themselves borrowed money and the rate they offered to customers for fixed-rate mortgages stood at 1.28 per cent.
Today it has risen to 3.29 per cent for a two-year fixed-rate deal, the highest gap since records began 21 years ago, according to Moneyfacts, the personal finance website This has added 1,700 a year to the cost of an average mortgage...

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Gay Divorce Rate Doubles

The honeymoon appears to be over for many of Britains same-sex couples as official figures show the number of civil partnerships being dissolved has doubled over the past year.
In addition, fewer homosexuals are now forming the legal unions than at any point since their introduction five years ago.
The declining popularity of the civil partnership could be down to the fact that most of the men or women in long-term same-sex relationships who were waiting for official recognition have now obtained it.

So after all that fuss they made about their rights it turns out they only wanted to put on a show and do a bit of attention seeking.

A Fifth Of Americans Believe Obama Is Muslim
One in five Americans believe Barack Obama is secretly a Muslim and nearly half question his claim to be a Christian, according to a new opinion poll.
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Most Amazing Scientific Study Of The Week
A new scientific study published on Thursday (19 Aug) shows children with a condition called strabismus, (cross - eyed little bleeders), may be less likely to be invited to birthday parties than other children.

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19 August 2010
Todays News
Another record year for A Level passes is the story dominating the media this morning. Our wonderful education system which manages to turn out innumerate semi literates has now broken the record for numbers of exam passes every year for so many years there must be more pupils gelling a million A levels that are actually attending schools. Elsewhere there is news on the Americsn non - pullout from Iraq and the success of Poundland shops.

19 August 2010
Today's News

Surprise Surprise - New Record Lavel Of A Level Passes Reached

One in 12 A-level exams (8%) was awarded the new A* grade as pupils scored another record-breaking year of results. Some 27% of entries gained an A or A* amid a record battle for university places, results show.
The overall pass rate rose for the 28th year in a row, with 97.6% of entries awarded at least an E, up from 97.5%. This year's results showed girls were more likely than boys to get an A*. This new grade was introduced this year to enable universities to pick out the very best students and provide more challenge.

To win an A* a student has to score an A overall, plus at least 90% in each of their papers in the second year of their course.

Degrees Are For Dumbos - Bright Pupils Shun University

University applications might be at record levels but not everyone is convinced that a degree is the key to future success.
Das Bikramjit Gakhal has three As and a B at AS-level and is predicted to get three As and a B at A-level, but he is not going to university. He did apply and was offered places but withdrew from the admissions service Ucas when he realised he could pursue his chosen career of accountancy "on the job".

Having done his A-levels this summer, Das will take up a job as an audit trainee with MacIntyre Hudson in September, while studying for an Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) qualification. Once that is done, he will study with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants for his professional qualification.

If Das did three years in University he would still have to take the ACCA course addind at least two years to the time taken to qualify.

Last US Combat Brigade Quits Iraq
The last US combat brigade in Iraq has left the country, seven years after the US-led invasion. The 4th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, began crossing by land into Kuwait in the early hours of Thursday, a military spokesman said. Some 50,000 US troops will remain until the end of 2011 to advise Iraqi forces and protect US interests.

A further 6,000 support troops will be in Iraq until the end of the month, when US combat operations will end. Even before American combat operations cease, sectarian violence is on the increase in Iraq and Al Qaeda are said to be recruiting. What the country needs is a strong ruler. Someone like Saddam Hussein maybe?

Catholic Adoption Agency Loses Appeal Over Gay Parents Rule A Catholic adoption agency has lost its attempt to restrict its service to heterosexual couples after the Charity Commission found there was no justification for barring gay and lesbian parents. Leeds-based Catholic Care sought exclusion from the 2007 sexual orientation regulations and began legal action to change its constitution so it could continue helping married couples only. The commission initially refused to give its consent, but the charity won the right to appeal against its decision.

Catholic Care told the high court that it would have to stop finding homes for children because Catholic donations would cease if it helped gay prospective parents. Mr Justice Briggs instructed the commission to reconsider the case. But the commission said today it could not accede to the charity's demands ...

Poundland Profits Double As Appetite For Cheap Tat Grows
Discount chain Poundland is on the hunt for bigger stores after the cut-price chain, which sells everything from washing-up liquid to dogfood and pink cowgirl hats at a 1 a go, delivered a 130% leap in annual profits.

Chief executive Jim McCarthy revealed it was opening stores on retail parks outlets which are 30% bigger than its typical outlets as it reported pre-tax profits of 19.8m, up from 8.6m in the previous year. Sales jumped 28.7% to 509.8m in the year to 28 March as it filled the gap on the high street left by rival Woolworths. Like-for-like sales were up 0.7%.

McCarthy said its success was not due to penny-pinching in the recession, although an increasing number of AB shoppers seek out its eclectic wares, but "sustained growth across the ...

We beg to differ. People still like to shop but can't afford to buy good quality. Thus another poverty trap is sprung; buy cheap, buy twice, my dear old Grandma used to say.

Brown To Seek Stand Up Career
Gordon Brown is the last man one might expect to provide a bundle of laughs but the former Prime Minister is to take his dour and curmudgeonly act on the stand up circuit. Not as a comedian but as a public speaker. Mr Brown is hoping to be paid up to 100,000 per gig for speaking on subjects related to global economics.

Can't help thinking audiences would have a better time listening to Eddie Izzard if the want to understand the financial crisis. On the other hand Gordon on economics could be very funny...

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18 August 2010
Todays News
While the left rages about the coalition government's plans for public spending cuts to bring under control the burgeoning deficit caused by Labour's insance borrow and spend economics, polls show the public broadly support these cuts, particularly the onces affecting universal benefits which see billions being doled out to middle class families on good incomes.

Elsewhere the discovery of a new sar throws into doubt many of the theories on which that loonytoons waste of money project the Large Hadron Collider was justified.

Middle Class Benefits Under Review From BBC News

The Treasury is reviewing what it spends on welfare for the middle classes, such as the winter fuel allowance and child benefit.
Such payments would continue to be available but future increases could be frozen, the BBC understands.
A spokesman said they were "in the mix" ahead of October's spending review.

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, speaking as the coalition marked 100 days in power, said no final decisions had been taken. One option open to the government is to pay the benefits to all, whatever their income, but to "taper" them so that the poorest in society get the most money. Ministers are already committed to raising the age at which the winter fuel allowance can be claimed from 60 to 65 by 2020.
However, the government has not ruled out bringing this change forward.

Black Hole Theory Challenged By Magnetic Star

The discovery of a rare magnetic star - or magnetar - is challenging theories about the origin of black holes. Magnetars are a special type of neutron star with a powerful magnetic field.
They are formed by gravitational collapse after the original, or progenitor star, dies and forms a catastrophic supernova.
For this newly discovered magnetar, astronomers calculated that the mass of the progenitor must have been at least 40 times greater than that of ... More at BBC News We Will Improve Lives Not Offer Handouts Says Clegg

The Deputy Prime Minister accused Labour of spending ''huge sums'' on welfare for low-income households without any ''discernable impact'' on the life chances of their children.
Mr Clegg, the Liberal Democrat leader, confirmed that former minister Alan Milburn has been appointed as the Government's independent reviewer on social mobility.
Speaking at an event organised by the CentreForum think-tank, Mr Clegg said: ''Under Labour huge sums of money were spent pushing low-income households just above the statistically defined level of household income - sometimes by just a few pounds a week - but with no discernible impact on the real life chances of the next generation. ''Tackling poverty of opportunity requires a more rounded approach. Welfare reform, for example, should be based on the need to improve ...

Food Crisis Fears Over Lack Of Bees
Researchers at the University of Worcester analysed the pollen collected by bees from 45 hives on National Trust property around the country.
They found that bees in towns and cities have a much more varied diet, taking pollen from different flowers.

For example at Kensington Palace in London, where the Duke of Gloucester is keeping bee hives, the samples contained large amounts of pollen from rockrose, eucalyptus and elderberry.
In contrast bees in the countryside tended to rely on fields of crops. At Nostell Priory in Yorkshire and Barrington Court in Somerset, the samples were heavily dominated by oilseed rape with little other ...


17 August 2010
Today's News

Inflation tops the bill today. Not much else going on really as newsmakers are on holiday. UK Inflation Slows In July UK inflation eased to 3.1% in July from 3.2% in June, the third month in a row that prices have risen more slowly. The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) however is still well above the Bank of England's 2% target rate. The Retail Prices Index (RPI) slowed to 4.8% from 5% in June, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.

Here we see one again this bizarre attempt at deception of which governments have become so fond. The rate of inflation has eased so they present this as if the problem of inflation has been overcome. What should concern us more than the headline however is that figure for Resale Price Index which is a better guide to the effects of rising prices on weekly or monthly household budgets.

With that sitting on 4.8% it indicates real difficulties lie ahead for the millions of people manginging to keep their heads above water but only just.

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Facebook users are being targeted in a scam that offers them a chance to install a "dislike" button, security researchers say. The new buttons which look similar to the familiar thumbs up icon users are invited to click on to show they like an item are a gateway to a malware app which will gather personal information from users computers and target them with unwanted pop ups and links.
If you see the dislike button on your friends pages avoid it.
Federal Courts Block Gay Judge's Ruling On Same Sex Marriage The decision by the federal court of appeals came hours after gay marriage opponents urged the ban on the unions be maintained.
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals granted the motion for a stay and scheduled further proceedings on the appeal to take place the week of December 6 in San Francisco.
The ruling halted an anticipated rush of gay marriages after Judge Vaughn Walker last week authorised same-sex weddings to begin again on Aug 18 in order to permit the court of appeals to consider the issue.
Opponents of gay marriage argued in their appeal that most of the United States and the majority of countries worldwide do not allow gay marriage because the institution of marriage serves a societal interest.
"California, 44 other states, and the vast majority of countries throughout the world continue to draw the line at marriage because it ...


16 August 2010
The Food Crisis And Corporate Control Freakery
by John De Roe

Fancy eating grey goo, or according to scientists meat grown in a vat. This is one of the ideas proposed by science and academic experts to deal with the problem of feeding the world when the population has boomed to nine billion. This number of humans is predicted 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

Read full post: Food Crisis Control Freakery

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Green ScaremongeringAnother seasonal rebellion from Boggart Blog against the annual crop of killjoy health warnings from governmet departments. More hilarious stuff from the UK's top satire and humour blog.
The Immigration ElephantThroughout the election campaign the three main parties, Labour, Conservative and Liberal Democrat have shied away from the immigration issue. How can these charlatans put themselves forward as serious politicians prepared to implement the political solutions needed to deal with Britains problems when they dare not comment on the issue of greatest concern to most voters for fear of upsetting the numerically small but unrepresentatively vocal politically correct 'progressive left.
Too Many PeopleWith every indication that the breakdown in society and no indications that politicians, police forces or any authority has a clue how to deal with it we propose a starting point.


16 August 2010
Today's News

Artificial Meat Could Solve Global Food Crisis

Over 9 billion people are expected to inhabit the planet by 2050 and the challenge of providing them with enough food to live without destroying the environment is increasingly tough. Dr Philip Thornton, of the International Livestock Research Institute in Nairobi, said: One [solution] is artificial meat, which is made in a giant vat.

He added that another could be the use of nanotechnology, or molecular engineering, to deliver medication to livestock, which could increase their efficiency....

Also reported in The Guardian - Artificial Meat by 2050:

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Country Folk Are Doing It For Themselves
Chill winds are blowing in the countryside, and they're nothing to do with the autumnal weather. For 13 years, activists have been telling the world that Labour had no sympathy for the rural population indeed, viewed it, in some cases, with malevolence. Now they are realising that things weren't so bad after all.
The coalition victory has not brought them to a Promised Land. They have seen the glint of a spending axe and are waiting for it to fall. Far from being protected by the Conservatives and Lib Dems, the natural parties of the countryside, the rural world may find that the pain is even ...

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Pension Age Would Have To Reach 72 To Contain Costs Of Ageing
The Pensions Policy Institute said it is unfair and expensive for workers to retire at the same age as those born decades before them, as life expectancy is increasing substantially. But it warned that poor people do not live as long as the rich, and suggested that they should therefore receive more in their state pensions. The PPIs suggestions were made in a submission to a review by the Department for Work and Pensions of the ...

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15 August 2010
The Futility Of Wind Farms
by Ian R Thorpe

In some ways the Conservative / Liberal Democrat coalition has made quite a good start in government. One area they are set to fail badly however is energy. Driven by politically correct thinking the coalition are set to follow Labour down the road that goes through wind power and eventually leads nowhere. Wind turbines look fine on paper. If they generate at their optimum output for 365 days a year the contribution to energy needs looks like a viable business proposition. The problem is due to the limitations of the technology and the vagaries of the weather wind farms are doing well if they operate at a quarter of their potential output.

Read full post The Futility Of Wind Farms.

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The Wind Of ChangeGovernments everywhere are mad for wind power. Turbines are going up everywhere. But is wind an answer. The blades may turn prettily enough but there is actually a very narrow range of wind speeds in which they can operate efficiently. Added to that, while the environmental costs of manufacture have been quantified, wind enthusiasts are less willing to talk about the damage done to the environment by planting the large concrete platforms on which these proliferating wind turbine towers are mounted.
Climate Change and 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?
Climate Crooks and LiarsThough climate change alarmists claim that that "the science is settled" no longer holds water the arguments rage on. If anything they are getting more heated as the climate science lobby, knocked from the moral high grounds show their true colours. But more and more evidence is showing the climate change science was never settyled and the global warming Armageddonists had built their whole case on very flimsy evidence.
Copenhagen 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.
An Inconvenient Truth About Climate ChangeGovernments, corporate interests and academics have been spreading fear and panic about climate change in advance of the Copenhagen Climate Change Summit billed as our last chance to avoid catastrope. The secret is out now though, the scientists are frauds and the politicians are opportunists. So what is the inconvenient truth about climate change." URL=""> Too Many PeopleWith every indication that the breakdown in society and no indications that politicians, police forces or any authority has a clue how to deal with it we propose a starting point.
15 August 2010
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14 August 2010
Today's News
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13 August 2010
Today's News

A couple of health related stories today, one concerning the likely effects of cuts in the NHS and the other about that old favourite, obesity.

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12 August 2010
Todays News

The Middle East, Fears for the recovery as stock markets fall and a new health hazard dominate the news today.

Todays News 12 August 2010 Iraq Not Ready For US Pullout Another setback for the Obama Presidency and another demonstration of Barack Obama's foreign policy cluelessness. Having tried to bolster his poll ratings, which have been in freefall recently, by making a big thing of the military pullout from Iraq, first it was revealed that the pullout was not in fact a military withdrawal but simply a rebranding of the operation. Now we learn that Obama is being told by Iraqi leaders and his own senior military officers Iraq is not ready for a pullout of American troops even if it is not really a pullout and that Al Qaeda are once more operational in Iraq and are recruiting militiamen from among the people trained and equipped by the US 'advisers'.

The script said that after the 'pullout' troop numbers will not fall by very much their mission will not be to impose political change but to treain and advise Iraqi security forces. Yeah right.

World Stock Markets On High Alert
Stock markets around the world remained nervous today after yesterday's sharp falls, amid lingering fears about the global economy's recovery from recession.
In London, the FTSE 100 index turned positive after falling 18 points in early trading, trading up 4.25 points at 5249.47. Yesterday it suffered its biggest drop for six weeks, closing down 131.2 points at 5245.21, a fall of 2.44%.
Marc Ostwald, strategist at Monument Securities, said there had been "a lot of unwinding of positions, a general exit from risk assets" yesterday but noted that trading volumes were thin. He told finance journalists: In a thin market everything gets....

George Osborne May Have Saved Britain's Credit Rating But....
The coalition government leaders told us deficit reduction was urgent if Britain was to avoid having its credit rating cut and thus having to pay more interest on money borrowed to finance shortfalls in revenue. This was absolutely true but there was always a downside...

Antibiotic Resistant Superbug Found In NHS Hospitals
A new superbug that is resistant to even the most powerful antibiotics has entered UK hospitals, experts warn.

They say bacteria that make an enzyme called NDM-1 have travelled back with NHS patients who went abroad to countries like India and Pakistan for treatments such as cosmetic surgery.

Although there have only been about 50 cases identified in the UK so far, scientists fear it will go global.

Tight surveillance and new drugs are needed says Lancet Infectious Diseases.

NDM-1 can exist inside different bacteria, like E.coli, and it makes them resistant to one of the most powerful groups of antibiotics - carbapenems. These are generally reserved for use in emergencies and to combat hard-to-treat infections caused by other multi-resistant bacteria.

And experts fear NDM-1 could now jump to other strains of bacteria that are already resistant to many other antibiotics. Ultimately, this could produce dangerous infections that would spread rapidly from person to person and be almost impossible to treat.

Another perspective on this story: Post Antibiotic Apocalypse


11 August 2010
The Robot With Emotions
by Ian R Thorpe

The Robot That Has Feelings and Expresses Emotions

"The worlds first robot to be able to display and detect emotions has been unveiled by European scientists. The humanoid machine, called Nao, hunches its shoulders when it feels sad and raises its arms for a hug when it feels happy.

It has been designed to mimic the emotional skills of a one-year-old child and is capable of forming bonds with people who treat it with kindness. Nao is able to detect human emotions through a series of non-verbal clues, such as body-language and facial expressions, and becomes more adept at reading a persons mood through prolonged interaction.

It uses video cameras to detect how close a person comes and sensors to work out how to react. It is also humanoid in form with a face arms and legs.

In other words it is programmed to respond in certain ways to certain conditions that occur in data strings. It is told by the human who programmed it how to react to certain things. Nao, as the robot is called, does not have feelings at all, it is an insensate machine that dumbly obeys instructions from it's programmer.

This is not surprising really, I have yet to meet a scientist who would recognise a human emotion it it ran up and headbutted him or her in the face. Inevitably after some scathing sarcasm from commentators the team responsible for designing and building this robot are now trying to deny the accusation that they claimed their creation had 'feelings.' "It was the public relations people who said that, not us sensible, objective scientists," they said.

Was it really. Building a robot that could "think for itself" or experience and express emotions has been an obsession with the kind of electronics R & D technicians who style themselves 'scientists' for decades. "A robot that can think and feel is only a couple of years away," they have claimed every two or three years since a team in the early sixties claimed that by 1980 housework would be a thing of the past because everybody will have housework robots to do the chores." It is now 2010. Where's my fucking housework robot, I WANT IT NOW!

Put the assertion that it is the unscientific public relations people (nasty, arty-fary non mathematical types) who made these outrageous claims that Nao has feelings) into perspective. Was it the nasty, unscientific, arty-farty public relations people who built Nao with legs and arms and something resembling a face? Was it those silly, sentimental public relations people who programmed it to bow its head and let its shoulders slump when its operator ignores it or speaks sharply? I think not.

A robot does not need a sensor panel resembling a face in order to function. Arms can't be improved on but unless a device needs to tackle rough terrain, a ploughed field or a rocky beach for example, there are more efficient ways of getting around than legs. So why make it like a human? Robots purpose built by engineers in machine assembly plants carry out far more complex tasks without a face or software that enables them to perform like a very incompetent mine artist. Those industrial robots work tirelessly and efficiently which is what we require from machines. They do not have to resemble human beings in any way.

Nao is yet another example of science trying to play god by creating life or something resembling it in the laboratory or workshop.

11 August 2010
Today's News

The stalling economic recovery and pictures of a new distant galaxy where astrophysicists can see new stars being formed are the main stries that attracted our attention in this almost news free day...

Bank Warns UK Recovery Will Be Weak
Economic expansion will peak at 3pc next year, weaker than the 3.6pc the Bank was expecting just three months ago. Today's August Inflation Report also warned that inflation will remain higher than its 2pc target for much of next year. Mervyn King, the Bank's Governor, said at a press conference in London that while "the UK recovery is likely to continue, the overall outlook is weaker," than at the time of the Bank's last forecast in the spring. These predictions underline the dilemma facing the government's ...

Stunning New Image Of Spiral Galaxy

The galaxy, titled NGC 4911, lies more than 320 million light-years away in the "Coma Cluster" of about 1,000 galaxies and islands of stars similar to the Milky Way. (follow link above for pictures and full story)

Nasa said the stunning long-exposure picture, titled Island Universe, shows the majestic face-on spiral galaxy in the northern constellation Coma Berenices amid a sea of stars. The galaxy contains rich lanes of dust and gas near its centre and is silhouetted against glowing newborn star clusters and iridescent pink clouds of hydrogen, which indicates ongoing star formation.

Nasa scientists say the cluster is one of ...

Archaeologists discover Britain's oldest house
Archaeologists are claiming to have discovered the oldest house in Britain.

The circular structure, found at a site near Scarborough, North Yorkshire, has been dated as being made in 8,500BC.

Described as a "sensational discovery" by archaeologists, this is 500 years older than the previous oldest house.

The teams from the universities of Manchester and York are also examining ...

10August 2010
Today's News

The stories that interested us today. Topic covered are the Pakistan floods and climate factors, University places, gay marriage, war in Afghanistan and federalisation of the Eurpoean Union :

Supercharged Jetstream Causing Pakistan Floods
We have argued many times that what causes scepticism about science is the simple minded tendency among scientists to reduce everything to mathematics. Take climate science for example. If somebody comments on the weather the scientists will sneeringly point out that weather and climate are not the same.

Listen to them and they will have you thinking weather is all about sun and wind, rain, snow and hail while climate is about statistics, equations and graphs. Weather and climate are inexorably linked however. The current weather in Pakistan, the torrential rains which are causing catastrophic floods, are a direct result of the behaviour of one of the most influential factors in shaping climate, the jet stream. The climate catastrophe is explained in the report from the Daily Telegraph:

Pakistan Floods Due To Supercharged Jetstream

Brussels Bureaucrats Want Right To Levy Taxes On Britain
Once again The Daily Stirrer has to say "We told you so."

Any sane person is against the push to federalisation of the EU, a single European superstate and beyond that to the One world, one government" thinking of Nazis like Barack Obama, Tony Blair and the members of the notorious Bilderberg Group.

One think the British government and the governments of other European Nations with large economies have always resisted is cedeing the right to set taxes to the bureau rats of Brussels. Control Freakery being what it is however the rats keep gnawing at that resistance and now, with governments under pressure as the global economy slides into depression and slump and the Bilderberg Group having forged an unholy alliance between global financial interests, the academic and political elites and politicians gredy for power and wealth we are more vulnerable to global Naziism than ever.

Google and Verizon Plan For Internet Is Like Letting The Criminals Run The Police Force

If somebody suggested putting career criminals in charge of the police force and the courts sane people would, would they not, be horrified. Yet this is exactly what internet search Nazis Google and telecom giant Verizon are proposing. We all know Google have displyed fascistic tendencies in blocking website that oppose the political postition the company supports and that they are secretive about what information they steal from us and what they do with it.

And yet, for all we know about Google's malfeasance, politicians are willing to listen when Google proposes a method of regulating the web that will do little to protect individual users from cybercrime and bullying but will suit Google and Verizon's business models very well and will make it much easier for governments to control information. (also reported in Google and Verizon's net carve up)

E.U. to investigate Google monopoly
Britain Going Cashless?
Internet Anti Virus Scam
Google Stormtroopers Pelt Homes With Eggs
UK Infrastructure Faces Cyber Threat
Self Driving Cars Are The Latest Dehumanizing Development
Microsoft Billionaire Sues Web Giants Over Patents


'Full Universities Turn Away Record Numbers Of Pupils
Again, 'We told you so.' With few jobs available for school leavers in the private sector pupils are being pushed more and more towards Higher Edeucation to keep them off the unemployment statistics. Better they should learn to cope with disappointment now though than waste thre years, leave University with a Mickey Mouse degree and a massive debt and then face long term unemployment.

Gender No Longer Forms An Essential Part Of Marriage
Folks are reacting to that line at the ruling in the California State Appeal Court hearing that overturned a democratic vote in order to pander to the gay rights lobby.

AoSHQ is especially good. And Jeff Goldstein responds:

... this ruling does nothing more than enshrine the notion that what has always been the definition for marriage can no longer be the definition for marriage, because defining marriage as it has always been defined is discriminatory against those who wish it was defined in a way more to their liking, and in a way that changes what it is and has always been into something it never was nor ever has been. But be that as it may. I've tired of writing about this, frankly. I'm not so much in the business of seeking to deprive people rights --- contrived rights, be that as it may as well --- and I'm to the point where the only legitimate solution I see would be a federalist one, to let the voters in their own states decide how they want to define marriage. The courts will not reflect the people on this, and the law will be tweaked to extend the right to marry to a faction that's not interested in ...


9 August 2010
Iceberg Alley Blues.
by Ian R Thorpe

We 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 ...
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9 August 2010
Today's News
Today we beging a new feature, a roundup of news stories that have attracted our attention. This is not a comprehensive guide nor it it a news aggregation service, it is just links to the items we find interesting.

Todays News- 9 August 2010

Soon You Will Drive A Shitmobile

No, I'm not talking about a new Nissan or Toyota model launch. Cars fuelled by methane produced from shit have been around a long time but because of various technical problems were not a viable proposition for commercial production. Now a team of engineers claim they have developed a conversion technology so efficient drivers will no longer be able to tell the difference between a shit powerd car and one that uses conventional fuel.

Except for the farty smell from the exhaust maybe?

Swiss Do Well Out Of Europe
As the Eurozone struggles with the PIIGS crisis Britain is squeezed between the voracious Eurofederalist beast that wants to swallow our nation, our culture and our independence and our over reliance on American investment foisted on us by incompetent, treasonous Prime Ministers during the thirteen years of Labour misrule. Lurking in the shadows of course is the spectral form of the New World Order, that cabal of bankers, commodity traders amd faceless but incdredibly wealthy bureaucrats who are whispering in their secret meetings about gloval governance. It is good then to read of a European nation doing well. Switzerland which has guarded its currency and political identity from the imperialist tendencies of the EU and America is enjoying an era of great prosperity as the rest of the world weathers the economic storm.

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The Robot With Emotions
"The worlds first robot to be able to display and detect emotions has been unveiled by European scientists. The humanoid machine, called Nao, hunches its shoulders when it feels sad and raises its arms for a hug when it feels happy.

It has been designed to mimic the emotional skills of a one-year-old child and is capable of forming bonds with people who treat it with kindness. Nao is able to detect human emotions through a series of non-verbal clues, such as body-language and facial expressions, and becomes more adept at reading a persons mood through prolonged interaction.

It uses video cameras to detect how close a person comes and sensors to work out how..." In other words it is programmed to respond in certain ways to certain conditions that occur in data strings. It is told by the human who programmed it how to react to certain things. Nao, as the robot is called, does not have feelings at all, it is an insensate machine that dumbly obys instructions from it's programmer.

This is not surprising really, I have yet to meet a scientist who would recognise a human emotion it it ran up and headbutted im in the face.

Graduate Tax Would Hit Low Earners
From The Guardian

Teachers, social workers and nurses would be forced to pay thousands of pounds more for their university degrees if ministers replaced tuition fees with a graduate tax, according to a report today.

The University and College Union (UCU) findings suggest that relatively low earners, such as nurses and teachers, would pay thousands of pounds more if a graduate tax was introduced.

Vince Cable, the business secretary, last month floated the idea of a tax tied to earnings, through which low earners would pay less than they now do for their degrees while those with high incomes

Yeah but, no but - we thought getting a degree opened the gateway to a glittering career with high earnings, professional respect and job security among the many rewards. Could it be the coalition are coming to terms with the reality that we are producing too many graduates for the number of graduate jobs available.

This is, is it not, what the Daily Stirrer has been trying to tell them since we started publishing.

The Labour Party, the progressive left as they like to style themselves is obsessed with rights. They are convinced the major political priorities in this country concerncivil rights (including the right on Muslims to mutilate their daughter's genitals and the right of Muslim men to rape their wives. Senior labour figures have recently supported both of these "inalienable human rights" though both would be crimes for follwers of any religion exept Islam.

Before being dumped out of office the rights obsessed Labour Leadership (Harriet Harperson to be exact) dumped on British businesses and the general public by passing the equalities bills. This farrago of misbegotten ideology was born out of self righteousness and vindictiveness. It denies employers and organisations the right to a fair hearing when complaints of discrimination are made against them. Under the terms of the act if a member of an ethnic, sexual or religious minority or someone marginalised by physical disability or mental illness feels they have been discriminated against no counter argument is permissible. The minority member feels they have been unfairly treated because of their minority group status: case proven. Madame justice has removed her blindfold and joined the Politically Correct Thought Police. Among the other "rights" Labour talked of but did not manage to enshrine in the legal codex was the right of everybody to attend univrersity. Single figure IQ? Can't read and write? Want a degree? No problem, if you want a degree it is your right to attend university for thre years at taxpayers' expense and be awarded one. What about attending lectures and tutorioals, writing essays, submitting course work? Forget it, those things are a monstrous violation of your rights. If the people who call themselves progressive liberals or the progessive left would stop and try to think for a moment, it would hurt their head a lot they would perhaps get an inkling that their ideology is nothing to do with fairness or equaility. Placing certain groups above or beyond the law can never be fair. It is the social policy on which tyranny is founded.


8 August 2010
American Roundup
by Ian R. Thorpe

A dearth of things to comment on this week it seems, or perhaps we are all a tad fatigued by bad news. To keep our readers interested today here's a selection of views on the issues concerning America. Campaigning fgor the mid term elections to Seanate and House of Representitives is getting under way and the signs and protents indicate a grim result for Obama and his stuttering administration.

So how did it all go so very wrong so very quickly for President Hopeandchange? Here are some reasons why even core constituients among the poor and ethnic minorities are falling out of love with Barack Obama.

Obama Administration Get More Like The Ancien Regime What the great French historian Alexis de Tocqueville would make of todays Obama administration were he alive today is anyones guess. But I would wager that the author of LAncien Rgime and Democracy in America would be less than impressed with the extravagance and arrogance on display among the White House elites that rule America

Ground Zero Mosque Would Desecrate 9/11 Site Its impossible to imagine a Japanese temple being built in the vicinity of Pearl Harbor in 1951. Yet there is a proposal for a grandiose mosque/community center, 13 stories high, to be built just two blocks from the World Trade Center, the site where the most horrific attack on American soil occurred. On September 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 people lost their lives at the hands of Islamic extremists. Since perception is reality, it seems very audacious and insensitive on the part of those behind this project. (This author sent numerous emails and made numerous phone calls to the organizers requesting a response and was referred to ...

If Life Hands You Lemons Selling lemonade from a stall on the street to raise spending money has long been a summer tradition for American children. Not for much longer it seems, the activities of a seven year old girl in Oregon have incurred the wrath of the Politically Correct Though Police, the Health and Safety Nazis and a host of other pokenose public servants.

Angry America Economist and Social Commentator Cictor Davis Hanson looks at the mood of the American people as the run up to November's mid term elections get's underway. Dr. Hanson wonders if in the face of an impending electoral humiliation the increasingly desperate Obama administration might do something that is even by their standards extremely stupid.


7 August 2010
The Sex Life Of Ideas
by Xavier Connolly

What made humans evolve with far higher levels of intelligence and creativity that any other creature is one of the great mysteries, one of the questions that will probably never be answered. Many scientists have developed theories but science is by natre reductionist. When part of a question is too complex for scientific analysis scientists ignore it.

Philosophers have tried to answer the question with little more success than science.

Religious thinking offers all manner of gods and supernatural possibilities but none contains a cerdible answer.

In this video of Matt Ridley giving a talk at TED some interesting teories about the role of cooperation and collaboration are explored. Though it is not an answer (and Ridley does not try to claim it is) it does give some insight into how humans, having developed the ablity to think in abstract concepts have been able to overcome all the problems of the past and advance our societies.

It does not tell us how we will deal with the challenges of global warming, overpopulation and the end of oil but the fear and panic mongers are exposed for what they are, quick buck seekers working on behalf of big business and big government.

Whatever the future throws at us humans will be better able to find a way to cope and survive if we do not surrender the power to think for ourselves and determine our own course of action to becomie infantilized slave of the Nanny state.

And if we fail to do tha, well nothing will metter any more will it?

7 Augut 2010
Thoughts On the Plan To Build A Mosque On The Site Of The World Trade Centre (very stong language)
by Profanicus Maximus

This Isn't The America I Love Says An America Hating Muzza

This is an absolutely fucking stupid article from a Muslim twat who lives in the USA and who is whining about opposition to the plan to build a Muslim Cultural Centre on Ground Zero, the site of the World Trade Centre destroyed in an attack by Muslim Terrorists in 2001. The writer who claims he is a moderate Muslim takes the usual stance taken by Muslims of demanding tolerance and cultural understanding from the west while showing none in return.

Interesting coment thread on this (there were about 50 comments when I read it) with the authoritarian left who like to style themselves 'progressive' or 'liberal' yelling 'racist bigot' at anyone whose opinion differs from theirs while most commentators who are truly take a similar view to mine. Which is that I don't give a flying fuck where Muslims build their 'Culural Centre with a library, meeting rooms and a prayr area' (a mosque by any other name?) but only people trying to deliver a calculated insult or a bunch of cunts would be insensitive enough to try to put a Muslim centre anywhere near ground zero.

Shame on Michael Bloomberg, The Mayor Of New York and all the other Obama worshipping American Liberal Nazi groundhog felchers for supporting this monstrous insult to America and to the dead of Ground Zero

6 August 2010
California Same Sex Marriage Ruling: Vicory For Gay Rights Or Death Of Democracy?
by Ian R Thorpe

When an appeal court Judge who also happens to be a gay activist overturned a democratically approved law banning same sex marriage in the U.S. State of California it was hailed as a victory for gay rights and a defeat for religious prejudice. That may be so, but it is also a defeat for democracy, justice and sanity ...

Gay Rights Groups Single Sex Marriage Obsession Points To Constitutional Crisis In U.S.A.


5 August 2010
Clone Cattle In Food Chain Sparks /bureaucratic Panic
recommended by Ed Butt

From Daily Telegraph Blogs: Now that the public has become aware that both milk and meat from cloned cows and their numerous offspring are apparently coursing freely through the human food chain, the stampede for alibis has begun among officialdom.
In the front line is the Food Standards Agency, set up 10 years ago in panic reaction to the provoked by the BSE scare. For 48 hours the FSA stoutly maintained that no milk or meat from cloned animals or their ...
read full storyCloned Cattle In The Food Chain Sparks Bureaucratic Panic


3 August 2010
Earth Braces Itself For Solar Tsunami
by Ian R Thorpe

Look in some parts of the internet and you might well think gay rights and single sex marriage are the only problems humanity has to deal with at the moment.

Look in others and you might well be swept along on a tide of irrationality and hysteria with the people who beleve one more lighted candle will plunge the world in to a Carbon Driven Armageddon the prospect of which gives AGW alarmists wet dreams.

In other places still you could gain the impression that everything is going well and all threats to human security will vanish allowing the world to become a socialist utopia just as soon as every single human on the planet opens their heart and accepts Barack Hussein Obama as their messiah.

There are many ways of being deluded. Fortunately while the delusionals have been pursuing their different obsessions some of us have been keeping our eye on the ball.

This is why I can bring you this warning of an immintent disaster that makes AGW (if it exists) look like a minor inconvenience, makes Barck Hussein Obama look like the irrelevant and incoherent windbag he is and makes all the "rights" wailers look about as significant as a fart in a hurricane.

NASA Scientists braced For Solar Storm

Yes folks, this sory could be bigger than all the doomsday scenarios dreamed up by fear and panic merchants in the history of everything ever. Here are some snippets:

The solar fireworks at the weekend were recorded by several satellites, including Nasas new Solar Dynamics Observatory which watched its shock wave rippling outwards.

Astronomers from all over the world witnessed the huge flare above a giant sunspot the size of the Earth, which they linked to an even larger eruption across the surface of Sun.

The explosion, called a coronal mass ejection, was aimed directly towards Earth, which then sent a solar tsunami racing 93 million miles across space.

Images from the SDO hint at a shock wave travelling from the flare into space, the New Scientist reported.

Experts said the wave of supercharged gas will likely reach the Earth on Tuesday, when it will buffet the natural magnetic shield protecting Earth.

"This eruption is directed right at us," said Leon Golub, of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA).

"It's the first major Earth-directed eruption in quite some time."

Scientists have warned that a really big solar eruption could destroy satellites and wreck power and communications grids around the globe if it happened today.

Nasa recently warned that Britain could face widespread power blackouts and be left without critical communication signals for long periods of time, after the earth is hit by a once-in-a-generation space storm.

The Daily Telegraph disclosed in June that senior space agency scientists believed the Earth will be hit with unprecedented levels of magnetic energy from solar flares after the Sun wakes from a deep slumber sometime around 2013.

It remains unclear, however, how much damage this latest eruption will cause the worlds communication tools.

You must remember here The Daily Telegraph is a UK National Newspaper so the lack of any mention of consequences for the USA does not mean you guys get a free pass.

This potential threat was known in June. Seeing as it makes that matter of the oil spill in the gulf look like nothing worse than somebody going a bit mad with the sun protection before they went in the water isn't it strage how mainstream media have not had much to say on the subject. Even more strange, the climate change fear and panic merchants have not jumped on this one and blamed it on the use of fossil fuels by developed nations.

Or maybe its just that the more serious minded among us have ben keeping abreast of developments in the environment while the carbon - related OCD sufferers have been obsessing about their hockey sticks.

The lesson we can all learn from this however, though I doubt the AGW alarmists are capable of learning anything, is that science is great for helping us understand what happened yesterday but crap at predicting what will happen tomorrow.

What will the solar storm do? Well at worse it could be the end of civilisation as we know it, at best it might not affect anything. The most likely outcome is somewhere in between those extremes.

Nobody can tell you any more that that and if anybody says they can, they are a liar or a fool or they are on the make.

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2 August 2010
Fat, Obese? Who Cares? We're Obsessed By Size
by Ian R Thorpe

A health minister in the coalition government, Anne Milton, has criticized the health scare industry for branding as obese people who are merely overweight. In fact people who are not even overweight can be branded "clinically obese". It happened to me once, I stood in a doctors surgery stripped to the waist with a discernable though not pronunced six pack, a 32" waist, great pecs and hugely powerful shoulders on display only to have the stupid, blind, unable to think for himself doctor peonounce me "clinically obese".

"Don't be ridiculous", I said, "look at me". "I can only look at what your statistics tell me" said the doc, reducing me to a number. Is it any wonder the public have lost faith in the medical profession if people are faced with such bureaucratic stupidity?" More rcently we have had the cohorts of New Labour's Politically Correct Thought Police telling us we must say obese rather than fat. Obesity is a health problem you see, while saying someone is fat simply insults them.

Here are two different views on the fat versus obese issue:

Fat? Yes - Ashamed? No Anne Milton is more than welcome to call me fat I prefer it to obese, in fact. I have a body mass index of around 34 and wear a size 18-20 (UK), so I've certainly heard both before. But, despite the health minister's belief that hearing the word fat from doctors would be a wake-up call to folks my size, I'm personally not fazed by the F-word at all.

I'm not every fat woman, though; as the co-author of a book about fat acceptance, I'm deliberately reclaiming the word. I use it casually and unabashedly because ...
Fat? Yes - Ashamed? No.

Fat, Obese? Who Cares? We're Obsessed By Size Obese. As a euphemism, it is useless. That big round "o" and that sibilant "s" just the sound of it makes me think of the fat kid at school who would slyly pinch your arm when no one was looking.

Health minister Anne Milton dislikes the O-word too: she set off a row last week by saying doctors should stop using it and instead tell people they are plain "fat", to encourage them to take responsibility for their love handles. The prevalent view of health professionals is that calling people fat is ... Fat, Obese? Who Cares? We're Obsessed By Size

As usual the underlying motive of the demonization of fat has been motivated by politics and profit. The New Labour years have by coincidence seen a spate of developments in fat busting drugs. So follow the money and the trail leades out of taxpayers pockets as were are required to pay for "the increased healthcare costs caused by the obesity epidemic" and into the coffers of drug companies and people are prescribed statins, appetite suppressants. And the use of "obese" which means "extremely fat" in all dictionaries except the Newspeak dictionary used by the Politically Correct Though Police is in fact a judgemental and stigmatizing descriptor rather than a politically correct replacement for euphemisms like plump, bonnie, chubby or well rounded.

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2 August 2010
Iain Duncan Smith's Welfare Reforms
by John De Roe

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/aug/02/welfare-statebenefits Through the course of our lives many of us will find our circumstances have changed in ways that affect our ability to earn a decent living. Illness, family responsibilities, disability, unemployment and old age are among the mst frequent causes of people having to look to the social security system for financial support.

The benefit system, founded by the Asquith / Lloyd George Liberal government early in the twentieth century and developed by governments of all parties since was designed to protect people who are temporarily or permanently incapable of providing for themselves. It has however evolved into a bureaucratic nightmare that traps people in poverty and worklessness. Often after a period of living on benefits claimants find they would be worse off by going bck to work. On top of that the system is expensive to manage and throws up irrational contradictions contradictions as people have to claim multiple benefits. Soon the stigma of being a "scrounger" wears off as claimants find themselves in good company among the long term workless.

Reform is ong overdue and Iain Duncan Smith has laid out a plan that is at least setting off in the right direction. He deserves a hearing.

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1 August 2010
Israel And Palestine - It's Kicking Off Again
by Ian R Thorpe

Israel launched air strikes against targets in the Gaza Strip after a rocket fired from the Palestinian territory exploded in the city of Ashkelon.

The strikes targeted a site in Gaza City which, Israely military intelligence claims, is used by Hamas the Islamist resistance group. The area is also thought to be and entry and exit point for tunnels along the Gaza's southern border with Egypt that are used for smuggling food and necesseties, consumer goods and weapons to the beleagured Palestinian enclave.

Palestinian medical workers said four people were slightly wounded by flying debris in Gaza City.

Palestinian insurrectionists in Gaza had fired a rocket into Ashkelon on Israel's Mediterranean coast earlier on Friday, breaking windows in an apartment block and damaging a number of cars parked in a residential area.

No injuries resulted from the blast but the attack ended over a year of freedom from conflict for the city, the closes Israeli community to the sector of Palestine ruled by Hamas.

Once again we see the ineffectual efforts of western leaders to broker a peace deal in this area being sneered at by the actions of both the Israelis and Palestinians. Is it not time the west simply backed off, secured our own borders and let people who refuse to try to live peacefully side by side get on with slaughtering each other.

And that applies to everywhere in the world, not just the middle east.


1 August 2010
Questions About Obama Past Just Will Not Go Away
by James Dahlberg

it is probably difficult for British and European readers to appreciate what a terrible social atmosphere citizens of the United States are living in right now. In just seventeen months 'President' Barack Hussein Obama has increased the national debt by one trillion dollars, run up a record public spending deficit, increased unemployment hugely and divided the nation on racial and political lines more deeply that it has been divided since the months leading up to the Civil War. We have witnessed diplomatic rifts with many foreign allies and recently seen the new UK Prime Minister, a man who has impressed many Americans with his intelligence and willingness to speak plainly, distancing Britain from the Obama administration.

Quite a list of achievements them for a President many people said was too inexperienced to do the job.

The divisions in America are eeper than most people imagine. While the "Birther" controversy centered on Obama's eligibility to serve as President because of his birthplace or parentage continues, many more people who are prepared to let that go are becoming more and more concerned with the Presidential back story or lack of one. Nothing Obama tells us about his family makes sense, worse his statements are often self contradictory. Apart from releasing his long form birth certificate, an act which would necessarily conform his eligibility or prove that he lied to the American people in order to get elected, Obama continues to refuse to release school and college records or anything that would prove he is who he says he is.

Thus we only have testimony from people who attended the colleges Obama claims to have attended and were enrolled in the classes Obama claims he was enrolled in during the years he claims he was in those classes. Unfortunately none of those people recall a Barack Hussein Obama, Barry Obama, Barry Soetoro or Barry Dunham (yes, Obama has more aliases than a small time criminal) or anybody who even looked like him as a classmate.

From a comment on a post in Fellowship Of Minds here is what one of the people who should have been a classmate of Obama at Colombia University writes on the subject:

Wayne Root writes:

I am NOT a birther. I am not a fan of conspiracy theories. I actually think that wild conspiracy theories detract and discredit any serious attempt to ask legitimate questions about the background of our President.

I explained that I do NOT believe there is any cover up by Columbia University administration. I explained that I am a supporter of my alma mater and proud to be a graduate of one of the great Ivy League education institutions in America. All I can testify to is that I was a member of the Class of 83- just like Obama. And that I was Pre Law and a political science major- just like Obama. It was a small class- about 700 students. Political science majors would be an even smaller group. Therefore it struck meand many othersas strange that I never met Obama at college, never saw him, never even heard of him in my time at Columbia. And that more importantly, I dont know any classmate to this day who ever met or heard of a classmate named Barack Obama or Barry Obama or Barry Sotero.

Even stranger still, the Wall Street Journal reported in its editorial pages back in 2008 that Fox News called 400 of my classmates and they could not find one student who had ever met Obama at Columbia. Adding to the mystery is the fact that President Obama has sealed all of his college records at Occidental and Columbia. All of this should be troubling to every American, no matter what your political beliefs.

Strange indeed, especially when you consider that President Barack Hussein Obama is still spending huge amounts of money paying expensive law firms to prevent law suits challenging his eligibility from being heard in court be getting them dismissed on dubious technicalities, if using injunctions to prevent release of information being sought under Freedom Of Information laws and is ramming through the legislative process unconstitutional laws by by - passing the debating chamber and signing new bills into law by executive order.

Is it any wonder America is divided and seems to be lurching towards civil unrest.

It is not uncommon in a democracy for the people to mistrust their leaders but can a nation whose leader does not consider himself accountable to the people, who regards himself as an Emperor rather than a servant of the state continue to call itself a democracy.

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Only hours after Donald Trump infuriated Angela Merkel and the rest of his G-7 peers by refusing to endorse the Paris climate treaty, the US President has done it again. Hausfrau Volksfuhrer Merkel has now decided Europe can no longer rely on the USA to commit military support to EU nations that do not pay their NATO subs, should they come under attack, he has done it again ...

Merkel Furious After Trump Refusal To Toe The Party Line Causes G-7 Failure To Agree To Agree On Climate Change
So things dod not go according to the New World Order plan at Donald Trump's first G-7 summit, where the US president refused to be pushed around by leaders of second division powers including German Chancellor Angela Merkel and new French President Macron. The G7 was downgrated from the G8 because of Vladimir Putin's obstinacy in resisting Obama's efforts to depose the Assad regime in Syria, now appearsd to be heading towards further diminuition as the G6.

Intelligence Agencies Admit 23,000 Jihadis Live In Britain; 3,000 Pose "Imminent Threat"
After failing to act against known terrorist suspects and thus foil the two terror attacks to hit the U.K. this year – both carried out by jihadis who were known to U.K. authorities and were on 'watch' lists, intelligence agencies have identified 23,000 potential jihadis living in Britain, according to a report published in the Times today (27 May).

UK Government Ignore Terrorists Linked to Manchester Massacre for Decades
Salman Abedi, the Manchester suicide bomber responsible for killing 22 people at the end of an Aleana Grande concert at Manchester Arena was previously known to British security and intelligence agencies. In fact, as we reported yesterday, UK Security Services had been warned of his jihadist sympathies many times over a five year period.

Democrats Russia-Trump Claim Collapses. CIA Director Tells Hearing Hillary, Not Trump Collaborated With Russians
Since the defeat of Washington insider and the anointed of The Military / Industrial Complex, Hillary Clinton by billionaire businessman, TV star and all round loudmouth Donald Trump, the Democrats, bad losers like all left wing parties have been levelling trumped - up accusations of collaborating with Russia at Trump. It started before votes were cast of course, when Clinton's campaign accused the Russians of hacking private servers

Manchester Bomber Repeatedly Reported to Authorities over Five Year Period
In the wake of the Manchester Arena bombing it has emerged that police and security services failed to act on numerous over five years that suicide bomber Salman Abedi was a potential terrorist. Had law enforcement authorities not been such pussies thay are afraid of being called racist, Abedi’s deadly terror attack might well have been prevented, according to information from independent investigators.

Hillary Clinton's Crimes Are Much Worse Than We Thought

Congressman Trey Gowdy, who has a reputation in Washington for asking questions the rich and powerful do not want to answer has confirmed what was hinted at in a leak a few days ago, namely that the crimes Hillary Clinton is implicated in (including corruption, electoral fraud, abuse of office for personal gain and perjury) are "much worse than first thought." Details emerging from the investigation into her emails are soon to go public ...

Let's Burn Down The Universities
It should be clear to all reasoning people with the ability for critical thinking that a pattern of cultural warfare has been unfolding against the Western world since at least the end of World War Two. The contrast between what was then and what is now is stark and frightening. It should serve as all the evidence we require to make the final determination about what has been happening.

‘US, EU Kill People In Name Of Human Rights Concerns’ – Philippines President Duterte
“There’s not even a whimper” when powerful nations bomb civilians or “invent” WMDs to invade other countries, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte told Maria Finosha of RT, in an interview this week. Duterte complained that the West pretends to care about human rights only when it suits the globalist agenda. Duterte visiting Moscow this week.

East Libyan forces launch strikes after air base attack
East Libyan forces have killed a number of military personnel loyal to the UN backed Government of National Accord (GNA) in a series of air strikes in the southern region of Jufra, according to reports from Reuters and AFP, three days after dozens of their men were killed in a surprise attack on an air base.

France: Women In Paris Suburb Protest Over Sexual Harassment
Women in an eastern Parisian district, angry at the failure of the city authorities to act on complaints of sexual harassment have staged demonstrations and launched an online petition (which gathered 7,000 signatures in 24 hours,) over what they call a “male den” in their neighborhood, where women are routinely subjected to physical harassment and sexist taunts.

US-led strike against Syrian government forces ‘unlawful’ says Russia
When news came that the Syrians were advancing towards American bases things looked serious. And then a US-led coalition strike on a pro-government convoy in Syria, branded by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov as illegitimate and representing yet another violation of Syria’s sovereignty, appears to have dashed any hopes of a diplomatic resolution to the conflict.

Globalisation And The Destruction Of Civilisation
Despite repeated assertions that this blog does not align itself with either of those anachronistic labels, left and right, our oppositions to globalisation (an attack on benefits the early trade union movement fought for,) and our support for controlled borders and strict vetting of immigrants we are often accused by those who like to label themselves 'left' (because it sounds cuddlier) ...

Political manoeuvering behind India’s anti-corruption crackdown
Although people in India are cautiously welcoming the ongoing anti-corruption raids on opposition party leaders and their families, viewing them as proof of the federal government’s resolve to fight corruption, others see what has been happening as amounting to a political vendetta by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party

Oh Shit. Russian-Backed Syrian Troops Advance on U.S. Base in Syria
As the latest distractions, the false flag cyber attack and the completely unsupported allegations from Democrat friendly mainstream media that Donald Trump fired former FBI director James Comey because the president has a sinister closet of Russian skeletons to hide from the public look increasingly risible, the United States' latest middle east misadventure is another step towards direct military confrontation with Russia in Syria.

Murdered DNC Staffer Seth Rich Shared 44,053 Democrat Emails With WikiLeaks: Report
Ever since Donald Trump defeated Democratic Party candidate hillary Clinton in the US Presidential Election, Democrats have based their efforts to make a case for having the result overturned on unsubstantiated allegations that the Trump campaign worked with Russian intelligence officials to undermine the 2016 Presidential Election thereby 'stealing' the White House from Hillary Clinton.

Ukraine’s Breakaway Donetsk Province Seek To Join Russian Federation
some more level headed commentators on world affairs have speculated on how long it would be before the leaders of the Donetsk and Lugansk breakaway regions would finalize their spilt with Ukraine by seeking to join the Russian Federation. The two regions in eastern Ukraine both have ethic Russian majorities and were strong supporters of the democratically elected pro – Russian government overthrown by a CIA engineered coup in 2014

Rotherham Child Rape Victim Was Told Not to Mention Ethnicity of Attackers; Says ‘Authorities Did Nothing’,

A victim of abuse in the now notorious Muslim grooming gang scandal in Rotherham, Yorkshire, said she first reported being raped when she was 13 years old, but authorities did nothing and told her not to mention the ethnicity of the attackers.

NYU Accidentally Exposed NSA Encryption Busting Code To The World
So how did that global cyber attack happen? The evidence points to its having originated in the USA and don’t rule out a false flag because the military – industrial complex are desperate for war in the middle east, so if some new terrorist group with a scary sounding name like Al Evilbastard death-to-the-infidel Front claims responsibility be suspicious, very suspicious.

Former FBI Chief Comey Caught In Another Lie, He Buried Evidence Of Spying On Trump
Evidence given in a congressional hearing revealed that former FBI director James Comey, recently fired by President Trump, seized and buried evidence that Trump was the target of government surveillance before he became president. Former FBI director Comey seized and buried volumes of information that demonstrated a wide-ranging government surveillance operation targeting Donald Trump before he became president ...

Mainstream Media Ignores Big Story In Hysteria Over Trump Firing Comey
The biggie in our view is the news that The Pentagon has asked for a big increase in the number of troops deployed in Afghanistan. After 16 years of repeating Einstein's definition of insanity by doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results the players who make up the American Deep State have learned nothing.

Politically Correct Thinking And The Threat To Free Speech
When I heard that the actor, writer, wit and raconteur Stephen Fry faces prosecution in Ireland for an alleged blasphemy contained in what seem to me fairly innocuous remarks, it reminded me that recently an anti blasphemy law was enacted in that so called liberal utopia, Canada. Blasphemy a crime in this secular century. What's going on?

Brexit Is Germany Dictating to Britain How We Will Trade With The World After-Brexit?
Germany offering Britain post-BREXIT access to the European market for an annual “fee”! Who do these sausage scoffers think they are? The German government might like to pretend otherwise but there are twenty six other EU member states involved in negotiating any post – Brexit trade agreement with the UK, and Germany is not overly popular with many of them.

Fake News? As We Suspected, Mainstream Media Are The Worst Offenders
We've heard a lot about Fake News throught 2016 and so far this year. Fake News is anything that was critical of Hillary Clinton and the Democrats, or anything that was supportive (even slightly so), or not totally biased against Donald Trump. Surrporters or impartial reporters of Bernies Sanders, Clinton's rival for the Democratic nomination, were similarly accused of using Fake News to discredit the Clinton campaign ...

Yemeni forces destroy Saudi military outpost in Jizan province
Yes, that other war in the middle east in still going on as Saudi Arabia continues its efforts to crush Yemen.On Sunday, Yemeni Ansarullah movement (the Houthi shia Muslim rebels) supported by Yemeni Army units loyal to Supreme Political Council (SPC) in the nation's capital Sana’a, attacked a Saudi army position in Jizan province near Yemeni border.

Nihilism The Real Winner In French Election
While the mainstream media and those who relish the prospect of living in a society best represented by the image of “a military boot stamping down on a human face forever” are celebrating the victory of the new Obama, the global elite’s office boy Emmanuel Macron in the French presidential election and proclaiming the death of nationalism, another, potentially more significant, story was emerging from the voting statistics.

Liberté, égalité, fraternité, inshallah?
If, as now looks certain, 'the empty suit' Emmanel Macron, the candidate with no partyu, no philosophy and no policies becomes President of France when the official announcement of the result is made, what will become of those French people who do not want Islamification to continue. Apart from being a globalist, pro European integration, mass immigration supporting apparatchik of the banking cartel, who know what kind of France Marcon's government will deliver

Russia, Iran, Turkey agree on Syria safe zones, opposition cries foul
In a move that excluded the USA and NATO from the decision making process on s middle east conflict, the major regional powers, on Thursday 4 May Russia, Iran and Turkey signed a memorandum on creating safe zones in Syria, while the delegation of the armed Syrian opposition walked out and shouted angrily after a new round of peace talks held in the Kazakh capital Astana.

France Warns Media Not To Publish Hacked Macron Emails, Threatens Criminal Charges
After a massive hack on the campaign of French presidential candidate, the former Golman Sachs banker Emmanuel Macron, 9 gigabytes of Macron-linked documents containing much potentially harmful information about Marcon’s personal finances were released on an anonymous pastebin website on Friday afternoon.

ISIS Tells French Muslims To Launch Election Day Attacks
ISIS has issued a 'fat arse' or whatever they call it, to Muslims in France to "kill candidates" and "burn down polling stations" as the country gets ready to vote in the second round of the presidential election on Sunday. An article published in the French edition of the terrorist organisation's monthly propaganda sheet “Rumiyah” calls on all Muslims in France to play their part in disrupting the democratic process,

White South Africans Are Preparing For "Removal of All Whites Within Five Years"
Back in March, the President of South Africa made a shocking suggestion, which left many white landowners fearing that they may face a race war in the near future. In a speech, Jacob Zuma announced that he wanted the government to begin confiscating white owned lands, before redistributing them to black South Africans. Zuma wants a “pre-colonial land audit of land use and occupation patterns” to help decide which lands need to be taken,

Is USA Preparing For Nucreal War With Russia?
That headline might look like sensationalist click bait to you, but the nuclear scientists who contribute to Bulletin Of The Atomic Scientists appear to think it is an accurate reflection of the US Government's current strategic thinking. The august joural that serves as the newsletter for members of their profession carries some very worrying news on US plans to modernise its nuclear arsenal.

Macron’s ‘Deplorables’ Moment? French NWO Candidate Brands 8m Le Pen Supporters ‘Hateful Cowards’
Front - runner in the French Presidential election and pro-Federal-Europe estblishment candidate, the former Goldman Sachs banker Emmanuel Macron has lashed out at his opponents supporters, branding them "anti-France" and "true enemies". In a moment resembling Hillary Clinton’s infamous “deplorables” comment, M. Macron took to the stage at a 10,000-strong rally in Paris to dub Front National the "anti-France party", branding their supporters "fearmongerers" and "extremists".

Young First Time Voters Explain Why they Are Choosing Le Pen
Anti-mass migration French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has, surprisingly, attracted majority support among young voters. Two first-time voters explained why she appeals to them. The pair Sacha T. and Baptiste L, are casting their ballots for Marine Le Pen. They are part of a trend of French youth rejecting traditional parties, complaining that neither the socialists or the republicans speak to the young, Liberation reports.

EU Euronazis Raise Demand For Brexit ‘Compo’ To €100 Billion
Tensions between the UK and Europe escalated overnight after EU negotiators increased their demand for compensation from Britain’s for the anticipated effects of Brexit to €100 billion, (You can imagine Juncker and Barnier, dressed in Mao suits, sticking little fingers in the corner of their mouth and in silly voices intoning “One – hundred – billion – Euros ...

Survey Shows A Majority Of European Youth Would Participate In Uprising To Overthrow Status Quo

So a majority of young Europeans would join the revolution and overthrow the rulting elite? Unfortunately the silly, dumbed down little twats have no idea what they would replace it with. NYT's 'Impossible To Verify' North Korea Nuke Claim Spreads Unchecked By Media

In an article so laden with qualifiers it could have ben written by a couple of 'warmageddonist' climate scientists phishing for research grants, New York Times reporters David Sanger and William Broad (4/24/17) portrayed a Trump administration forced to follow the diktat of the military / industrial complex to the growing and impending threat posed by North Korea's nuclear arsenal.

UK Police Arresting Terrorist suspects Almost Every Day - Estimate 10,000 Jihadis At Lsrge In Britain
The Senior National Co-ordinator for Counter Terrorism has revealed that police are making terror-related arrests “on a near daily basis”. Meanwhile, a study estimates the number of Islamists in the country is “between 6,000 and 10,000”. Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu of the Metropolitan Police revealed the scale of the struggle police face to contain terrorism by home grown extremists in a statement to reporters ...

Brussels Foreign Affairs Chief Mogherini Still Wants Turkey to Join EU

EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini said in Malta on Friday that accession talks with Turkey have not been halted, following a Turkish referendum that gave President Erdogan dictatorial powers. Despite this rejection of the democratic principle all EU members are in theory expected to uphold, Mogherini still wants the predominently Islamic middle easter nation, to join.

Holocaust Comments Made by Her Deputy Dent Marine Le Pen's French Election Campaign Progress
Marine Le Pen's bid to emulate the Brexit and Trump shocks and in the face of adverse polling figures win election a risked a setbacks President of France received a potentially damaging blow on Friday (April 28) when her deputy, who is currently leading the Front National (FN) party leaving Le Pen to focus on her campaign was forced to step down in order to defend himself against charges that he shares the views of Holocaust deniers.

Champagne Socialists
I was once told by somebody who identifies herself as a supporter of the progressive left that giving dictionary definitions when a "progressive" uses a word or phrase wrongly is "something conservatives do." Unfortunately the people who corrected me were invariably wrong because rather than looking in Webster's or the Oxford English Dictionary they look only in Wiktionary. which at best only gives a part definition.

Senior Kremlin Advisor Suggests 'Cure For US Aggression'
The only way to stop the United States’ aggression is to get rid of dollar addiction, a Kremlin advisor said on Friday. "The more aggressive the Americans are the sooner they will see the final collapse of the dollar as the only way for the victims of American aggression to stop this aggression is to get rid of the dollar. As soon as we and China are through with the dollar, it will be the end of the United States’ military might," Sergey Glazyev said in an interview with TASS.

The Charge Of The Anti-enlightenment Brigade
I don’t know if many of you remember London's Atheist Bus a few years ago. It toured the city bearing adverts that read: ‘There’s probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life.’ and was a great success[ ... ] this demonstrates the Sheeple - like tendencies of those who claim they have reason on their side: the religious propagandist with the sandwich board saying ‘repent, the end is nigh' was always the subject of jokes. Why do the opposing side now feel the need to parade high tech sandwich boards saying, "no need to repent, the end isn't nigh'?

Donald Trump's Latest Appointment Exposes hypocrisy Of His 'Liberal' Opponents
We have said many times that liberals' and socialists' fondness for members of minority groups only extends to those minority group members who suppport every detail of the left wing politically correct agenda. The latest appointment by President Donald Trump to his administration proves this. The new Surgeon General appointee, Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams, a black fmale, would fill most of the criteria one would expect to make a liberal happy ...

When The Robots Rule The World
Economist and humanity hater (apparently) Paul Krugman takes up a subject that as a former Information Technology professional I have long been mildly concerned about. In these two blogs Futurism and Policy and The Conscience Of A Liberal) Krugman discusses the rise of robotics. How a big government authoritarian like Krugman can put a title that includes the words 'liberal' and 'conscience' to one of his justifications of economic Fascism is a testimony to the fact that you don't have to be either intelligent or even literate to be a university Professor

ISIS touts chemical weapons attacks, but Iraqis, US play it down
Islamic State may be on the brink of defeat in Mosul, but the terror group is determined to go down with all guns blazing. A few days ago the world was going crazy about the alleged chemical weapon attack by the Assad regime in Syria. But while European and American media and politicians were laying the outrage on with trowels, in Mosul, Iraq, the US backed 'moderate rebels' (the same ISIS afilliated guys as are our allies in Syria,) were attacking Asmerican and Iraqi government personnel with chemical weapons of their own ...

Threat Of Major Scandal Prompted Early Election Move – UKIP
Leaders of the (UKIP) have made astonishing claim that Prime Minister Teresa May’s calling an early General Election was done to pre-empt a series of by-elections that could be called following alleged electoral fraud. Accusing the Conservative government of “putting party before country”, UKIP appeared to suggest the scandal and ensuing disqualification of MPs could rob the government of its slender majority.

Russian Long Range Bombers Fly Within 36 Miles Of Alaska For Second Day In A Row
Like many people both in and outside the USA, our contributors hope for something better from President Donald J Trump, the businessman, the deal maker, than a quick return to the warmongering and belligerence of the Obama era. It was always obvious Trump would struggle to keep his campaign promise to disengage from Obama's wars, because Obama's wars were Bush's wars also, the profit engine of the military / industrial complex.

France arrests two men suspected of plotting 'imminent' attack ahead of polls
French police found guns and bomb-making materials during searches of suspected terrorist bases in the southern city of Marseille on Tuesday (April 18). Two men suspected of plotting a major attack days before presidential polls were arrested, sources with inside knowledge of police operations said. The weapons and bomb making tackle were discovered after the suspects – “radicalised) (i.e. Muslim) Frenchmen aged 23 and 29 – were taken into custody.The informants asked not to be named because they were not authorised to speak publicly.

What economists will never understand about Brexit
... soon childcare become an industry and ruled young mums out of taking part time work. If you work, you need expensive childcare. The response to this was another bureaucratic voucher system consuming vastly more money. This gradual appropriation and regulation of just about every facet of life has destroyed the voluntary ethos and in so doing has destroyed communities and made people entirely dependent on mechanisms of the state. Our welfare policy is an extension of this. The nationalisation of poor people.

As Uber Implodes Are Unicorns An Endangered Species?
Unicorns, they're fabulous, beautiful, mystical and infallible. And they have no substance to enable them to survive in the real world. I'm not talking about the Unicorns in fairy stories, like Tinkerbell they will exist in the real world as long as someone believes in them. No, I mean the high tech Unicorns that have emerged from Silicon (Silly con?) Valley in the past decade. It will take more than belief to preserve their existence.

All Is For The best In This The Best Of All Possible Worlds?The title is a phrase used to sum up the philosophy of Dr. Pangloss. "Dr. who?" you might well ask because few people today are likely to be familiar with Pangloss or his philosophies. Dr. Pangloss, you see, is a fictional character, friend and mentor to the main character in Voltaire's novel "Candide", his purpose is to highlight the foolishness of optimism in the face of reality.

The Rise Of Populism: an Explainer
It was obvious to anyone who has done even a little reading in the field of political philosophy that Barack Obama was a Marxist, not an economic Marxist but a political or cultural Marxist, whose thinking like that of The Frankfurt School and Saul Alinsky was based more on Marx's other book, The Communist Manifesto than on his impractical but good-looking-on-paper economic theories

Freedom Of Thpught And Information: Quotes
If the ruling elites want to establish global control they need to be able to control all information the general population have access to. The idea of controlling information in order to limit the ability to think and develop ideas served Hitler, Stalin, Mao Tse Tung and many other dictators well…

As Middle East Analysts Focus On Syria's Alliance With Russia, They Forget Assad's Other Friend
Since the Syrian civil war began analysts commented only on Syria’s alliances with the Russian Federation and the Islamic Republic of Iran. Both are important allies in President Assad’s struggle against Islamic extremist rebels, but they are not his only powerful friends. Interviewed by Chinese media last month, Assad called China, “a real friend, a friend that you can rely on.”

FBI Director James Comey Tried To Reveal Russian Tampering Months Before Election
When the eventual winner of the presidential election, billionaire Donald Trump (and the fact that Trump is a billionaire should tell you he's no angel himself) introduced into his campaign rhetoric the phrase "drain The Swamp" it seems he had littley idea how big, deep or rotten the swamp left behind by the Obama administration would actually be.

Hungary Passes Law Targeting Soros University
Hungarian lawmakers from Prime Minister Viktor Orban's Fidesz party approved a law that could force a university founded by financier George Soros out of the country despite a protests from Soros hirelings and condemnation abroad. The legislation passed with 123 votes in favor and 38 against, while 38 deputies did not vote.

AGENT REFUSED OBAMA’s HUSH MONEY & Just REVEALED THE DEPTHS OF OBAMA & HILLARY’s TREASON
In testimony last year to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, ICE Agent Taylot Johnson said she was stripped of her gun and badge without explanation after discovering fraud and abuse. She was then offered hush money in the amount of a severance package of $100,000 if she would just sign a non-disclosure agreement and quietly go away.

Will Big Data" Make A Centrally Planned Economy Possible?
Though the Marxist ideal of a centrally planned economy has been discredited everywhere both communist and socialist economic systems have been implemented, only to fail in chaos with the gap between rich and poor wider than ever and the poor reduced to penury. Both in theory and in practice, the notion of the all powerful central run by the academic and managerial class ought to have been completely buried.

Left In Denial About Europe's Immigrant Problems
In January 2015 The New York Times printed an article in which the author totally denied that there are "no-go-zones" - areas that are not under the rule of law but are controlled by immigrant criminal gangs and ruled according to sharia law by Imams linked to the gangs, and areas dominated by certain immigrant groups into which state security agents, medical staff and firefighters dare not go ...

Moscow And Beijing Join Forces To Bypass US Dollar In Global Markets, Shift To Gold Trade
Throughout this omnibus volume we have been reporting for several years on the moves by Russia, China, their allies and other nations in the Asia - Pacific zone to bypass the US dollar as the reserve currency for global trade. We have now learned the Russian central bank opened its first overseas office in Beijing on March 14, marking a majot step towards forging a Beijing-Moscow alliance to bypass the US dollar in cross border trading, and to phase-in a gold-backed universal currency of trade.

Deep State Control:Free Speech Is Under Attack And Journalism Is Dead
What has happened to the news. At one time the news press referred to itself as 'the fourth estate', a reference to the three estates of the nation, the government, The Monarchy and the church The news and commpent journals assigned to themselves the task of objectively and impartilly holding the others to account by investigating the background to events and reporting the facts. No more it seems.

Police separate far-right & anti-fascist protesters in London
Twelve people were arrested in London today as police and protesters clashed at an anti-Islamic terrorism rally organised by nationalist groups Britain First and EDL. The protest was held under the banner "London Under Attack," by Britain First, along with the anti-immigration group English Defence League (EDL), to “protest against radical Islamic terrorism.” a reference to the recent terror attack in London in which a police officer on guard duty outside the parliament building was stabbed to death and

Russia Fears Possible US Preemptive Nuclear Attack
American Intelligence Services like to brand Russia, China, Iran or North Korea as the greatest threat to world peace, according to whichever new conflict they are trying to sell to the American public. This thirst in Washington and the boardrooms of defence contractors for endless war is actually the greatest threat to world peace, stability and security.

Swedish Man Prosecuted for Assaulting Muslims with Bacon
A Swedish man has been arrested and charged with racism after being accused of eating bacon in proximity to a group of veiled Muslim women. The alleged offence occurred in the Swedish capital of Stockholm last weekend. The Swede, who has not been named by media or the police, is said to have approached the women, on a train while he was eating a bacon sandwich. He is alleged to have dangled the bacon in front of their faces

Canada Ruled By Politically Correct Stupidity?
On Thursday, March 23, the Canadian Parliament passed a blasphemy law specifically designed to protect Islam, which is unprecedented in Western democracies, where free speech is a right and freedom of worship includes the right to criticise and even mock all religions. Al-Jazeera reported on Friday, the previous day's vote condemned "Islamophobia and all forms of systemic racism and religious discrimination."

Space Travel…Will This Eventually Become A Reality?
The very concept of sending people into space has always been an interest to me, not because I actually believe it will happen, but just with the thoughts of how far we would have to advance, technically in order to achieve such a quest. I was reading an article which spoke of someone who was wondering if we would ever form colonies in space, and I felt compelled to respond. This was my response.

Boat Migrants Landing in Italy ‘at a Pace Exceeding Anything We’ve Seen Before’
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) estimates 20,484 migrants have arrived in Europe by sea since the beginning of 2017, with numbers now averaging around 3000 per day and increasing as spring brings better weather. These numbers put Italian arrivals well ahead of the total for the first three months of 2015 (10,165) and the first three months of 2016 (18,777)

How to stop Google tracking your every move
Do you ever get the feeling you are being watched or followed? OK, it could possibly be because you are paranoid but more likely you’ve noticed a few things that are just beyond creepy when you are using the web and particularly Google services. For example, has an advertisement for a product or service ever popped up on your screen just after you were talking to someone about it?

Men Menstruate? Latest Dickheadedness From The Legion Of The Dickless
Yes you read that headline right, the GayBLTQetc. lobby propagandists are now pushing the most preposterous idea yet in their determination to make unequal things equal. A colouring book aimed at children in the age range that use colouring books floats the idea that men can have periods.

Wikileaks: Clinton Campaign Team Bribed Republicans To Smear TrumpThe latest batch of electronic documents release by WikiLeaks contain email that appear to show  Hillary Clinton campaign staffers bribed 6 Republicans to discredit Trump during the Presidential election campaign. John Podesta, who worked as Chair opf the Hillary Clinton campaign wrote to Huma Abedin, Hillary's personal assistant regarding the possibility of diverting Clinton campaign funds to various Republicans who were secretly on the Clinton payroll.

Chemtrails Exposed - NASA has admitted weather modification experiments
We know that since World war Two ended governments have been engaged in experiments to control weather, they know we know, so why keep denying it. Repeated denials of projects like chemtrail spraying and HAARP have only spawned more, and more outlandish conspiracy theories. So what is going on?

Australian Aborigines and Eurasians Left Africa at the same time?
One of the internet memes propagated a broadcast by the Church Of Scienceology cult, those closed minded people who believe science is infallible omnipresent and omniescent is the "Weez Aalz From Afrireekaa" fallacy, so when I spotted online an article reporting a news study which, relying heavily on guesses and assumptions, made a case that all humans living outside Africa were put there by a mass migration between 50,000 and 60,000 years ago ...

EU punishes Turkey For Repairing Relations With NATO Public Enemy No1 Russia
Leaving aside the current spat between The Netherlands and Turkey which is a different thing altogether, The EU’s diplomatic service is currently trying to punish Turkey for seeking better relations with Russia, after their supporting different sides in the Syria conflict brought the two nations close to war. It is true that NATO member Turkey has recently shown less commitment to the West, but there are probably good reasons for this ...

Does It matter If The Dollar Is Replaced?
While mainstream media in the developed world continues to agonise over the Trump presidency, the rise of nationalism in Europe and the threat they pose to the global elite, important changes are happening within the strategic triangle of Russia, Iran and China, which has been engaged in economic manoeuvres to replace the US dollar as global reserve currency for a decade.

White Girl Is Burned Alive, 17 Black Gang Members Arrested. Mainstream Media Blanks The Story Remember how the Social Justice Warriors of the politically correct 'left' screamed when a young black man named Trayvon Martin was shot by Hispanic George Zimmerman, because it was assumed someone named Zimmerman would be white? Remember how they wailed and stirred up civil unrest when a black man was shot by white cops in Ferguson, Missouri, automatically assuming the the killing was racially motivated. more >>>

The University Formerly Known As Cardiff Polytechnic Published List Of Forbidden Words Cardiff Metropolitan University formerly known as Cardiff Polytechnic may not be a seat of learning on a par with Oxford, Cambridge, Heidelberg, The Sorbonne or Princeton but when it comes to politically correct idiocy it is at the right up there with Harvard, Uppsala, University of California or The London school of Economics more>>>

Things Are Getting crazier In USA As Trump Supporters Push Back Against Obamas Silent Coup

A congressional investigation has revealed that the Obama administration channeled billions of dollars to activist groups through a Department of Justice slush fund scheme. “It’s clear partisan politics played a role in the illicit actions that were made,” Republican Representative John Ratcliffe of Texas told Fox News. “The DOJ is the last place this should have occurred.” more >>>

Donald Trump Just Exposed Obama for HORRIBLE Crime! HERE IS THE PROOF!!
As the first scandal to hit the Trump Administration, the truped-up accusations that team members had contact with Russia was splashed over mainstream media, American liberals were quick to claim (dishonestly) that the Obama administration had been scandal free. The “scandal-free” Obama’s may finally have just been caught red-handed. This morning President Trump took to Twitter from the Mar-a-Lago resort to reveal a HORRIFYING crime committed by Barack Obama right before he left office: Political wiretapping!
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Are Spineless, Snivelling Liberal Scum Sucker Bringing Back Blasphemy Crimes To The West For The Sake Of Sucking Up To Islamic Extremists?
All the signs suggest the Western democracies are submitting to presure from Islamic extremists and reviving blasphemy laws, but applying them only to those who insult Islam. We are still free to be obscenely disrespectful to Christianity, Judaeism, Hinduism and buddhism. Canada and Denmark are leading the way back to medieval religious oppression ...more >>>

Jacob Rothschild Says Putin “A Traitor To The New World Order”


Jacob Rothschild, patriarch of the megarich banking family, and a leading proponent of the drive to create a global authoritarian government made up of people drawn from the corporate and financial elite, has accused Russian president Vladimir Putin of being a "traitor to the New World Order". Evidence we have suggests the elitist conspiracy sees Russia as an obstacle that must be removed before its plan for a global government can be completed more >>>

Katie Hopkins Reports From Hellacious Sweden, ‘Where Females Fear to Tread’
A news feed filled with reports of the rape and assault of Sweden’s young women, some inexplicably streamed live on Facebook by the gang as they attacked. Other reports filed quietly away in a box marked unmentionable: the rape of a 12-year-old unaccompanied immigrant by a so called fellow 'unaccompanied minor' immigrant who later bragged he was 45.

Junk Food Killing Kids? We often hear about the plague of obesity from talking – head ‘nutrition experts’ on TV, but less is said about the other problem caused by a diet of junk food. On a typical teenager’s diet it is possible to develop both obesity and malnutrition. On the flip side, you have malnutrition. According to the United Nations (UN) special rapporteur, Hilal Elver, Ph.D., the impact of processed food on public health is “alarming.”

Report casts new doubts on WETC official story The controversy goes on, fifteen years later. While it ought to be obvious even to the most casual observer that the way the twin towers collapsed on 9/11 did not look as if it could be the result of a random strike (and Tower 7 was not hit by anything - well a careless sparrow maybe,) many people who should know better but are in awe of authority continue to scream conspiracy theorist at even those well qualified to challlence the official narrative.

Oslo Police Declare “We Have Lost the City”…Islam Has Taken Over
While attention has been focused on Sweden because of remarks made by US President Donald Trump, the apocalyptic level of culturally-enriched violence in neighbouring Norway and particularly in Grønland, a district of the capital city of Oslo. After years of unchecked immigration it looks more like Karachi, Basra, and Mogadishu all rolled into one than part of a Scandinavian capital. People sell drugs openly just next to the Grønland subway station.

American Journalists Who Travelled To Sweden To Debunk Trumps Comments About Migrant Violence Run Out Of Town by Migrants
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Germany Facing Mass Blackouts Because The Wind And Sun Won’t Cooperate
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Courts Quietly Confirm MMR Vaccine Causes Autism
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CIA Admists Using fake News To Subvert Democracy For Decades
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Left Complicit In Violence Ripping Through Paris Migrant Neighbourhoods?
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Infant Twins Die Shortly After Being Vaccinated, Medical Board Rules ‘Just A Coincidence’
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PARIS ERUPTS: Many streets are NO-GO ZONES As Immigrant Violence Spreads
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J.K. Rowling Goes Silent After Getting Challenged To Put Her Money Where Her Mouth Is
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Corruption: Paraphrasing Johnny Rotten, 'Never trust a fahkin' liberal'
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Is a Global Wide Cash Ban Coming?

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Trump Foiled Soros' Master Plan to Impose New World Order - Hedge Fund Manager
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TIME Magazine runs vile hit piece against Robert Kennedy Jr. for daring to tell the truth about mercury in vaccines
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The War On Cash Intensifies In Response To Trump and Brexit
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French Finance Minister Says UK’s May Is Not In A Position To Negotiate With Trump You have to wonder just who the testicularly deficient little pen pusher of the failing EuroNazi project think they are. What do they not understand about Brexit that enables them to think they can still tell us what we can and can’t do? They may have got away with it while cottaging Prime Minister Blair or Old Etonian bum boy Cameron were in charge ...

Obama’s Gone, But His Genocidal Wars Go On
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More Obama war

Inauguration crowd size lies: The Hypocrisy Of Mainstream Media Is Infinite When They Can Publish Shite Like This


Trump and liberals exchange insults over wether the inauguration audience for Trump was bigger than Obama's or not. It's hard to know which side is lying, probably both of them.
Liberal hypocrisy

‘Integrate or Leave’: As Wilders Surges in Polls Dutch PM Ramps Up Migrant Rhetoric


Just one day after polls which gave Geert Wilders’s insurgent populist party a nine-point lead on the ruling conservatives, Prime Minister Rutte took out a full page advert and spoke in an interview with Dutch daily Algemeen Dagblad to tell migrants they should integrate or leave, and to issue a call for a return to “common decency”.

Soros Is Responsible for Europe's Immigration Crisis Says Hungary's Viktor Orban
With Britain's Conservative Government pressing ahead with a 'hard Brexit agenda, and the Trump administration setting abou demolishing the expressway to socialism Barack Obama had spent eight years contruction, there is a lot of speculation and precious little hard evidence to indicate where the globalist elite, having seen their ambition for a world government thwarted will go next.
More Soros mischief

Post Trump and Brexit, Predicting The Globalists Next Move
Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has made the American billionaire and philanthropist George Soros for the current refugee movements in Europe with responsibility. "This invasion (of migrants) on the one hand steered from the tractor business, on the other hand of those (human) activists who support everything that the nation-states weakens,
Globalisation index

The role of cosmic electric currents in earth’s climate
If you’ve been following the growth of the Electric Universe movement, you know that this growth is due largely to the power of a new paradigm to explain things left unexplained by conventional theory. The greatest surprises of the space age are not surprises to researchers exploring the role of the electric force across the cosmos. Nor is it surprising to see the electric force at work close to home, both in the sculpting of planetary surfaces and in the evolution of life on earth ...

The Reality Of Globalism - World Trade Has Increased By Less Than 1% Annually In The Last Decade
There can be little doubt that 2016 was the year the great pushback against globalisation and the push towards an authoritarian world government (NWO) really got off the ground. Fears that the world is on the edge of rejecting globalization and a global economy, with its false promise of prosperity for all and its reality of an ever widening gap between rich and poor have dominated ...

World Bank Aims to Hand Over Seed Industry to Agribusiness
Today Donald Trump will be inaugurated as 45h President of The United States, his victory in the November election having been a major setback to those dark forces that give the impression only one more big push was needed to drive the world into accepting a global authoritarian government. Trump's victory, combined with 'Brexit' the vote by British citizens to leave the EU, combined to make 2026 a bad year for the globalists.

The Left In Meltdown
As the UK Labour Party crumbles into complete disarray with it’s leader, the sixty – eight year old perpetual student protestor Jeremy Corbyn proving a more divisive figure than any of his predecessors, as he sacrifices more and more votes on the altar of fashionable causes, and the EU, natural successor to Hitler’s European unification project falls apart in the face of resurgent cultural nationalism, it is quite satisfying to see ...

Fake News and fake Fake News
The buzz phrase this past month has been ‘Fake News’ as over in the USA the Donald Trump camp have had to swat away repeated attempts to smear and the discredit the victor in the 2016 Presidential Election and supporters of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, unable to accept their team lost because people rejected perpetual war and ...

Obama Has been An Inspirational President?Well He Probably Inspired More Suicides Than Any Other Obama’s greatest achievement perhaps it to have put Donald Trump in The White House. Whether you think this is a good or bad thing depends on your political stance. This blog is neutral, our view being that Trump can’t be a worse president than any of the three that preceded him.

Over 4000 Civilians Have Died In Forgotten War.
As attention has focused on Syria ans then on the efforts of the Obama administration, in its dying months, to avenge the defeat of the anointed successor Hillary Clinton and discredit the election victor and President - elect Donald Trump, and simultaneously demonize Russia and President Putin

NEW CHAINS FOR OLD
The problem with losing your chains is knowing what to do when you are free to act without them. The answer most people choose should not really be all that surprising.

Former UK Ambassador Says Obama's 'Russian Hacking' Claims Are Bullshit
Former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan, Craig Murray, who has always publicly opposed the demonization of Russia by United States and European Union official propaganda and has in the past collaborated with WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange to expose western propaganda as being aimed at persuading voters war with Russia and China,is justified has dismissed the CIA's claims that Russia interfered in last month’s presidential election as "bullshit"

An Item In Todays News About US Gov't Internet Security Hack has Tipped Our Editor Over The Edge
The US election was on November 8, by November 12 it should have gone away, but the Democrats, proven crooks and liars who crookedly rigged their own selection process to cheat a man who could have beaten Trump out of the nomination and ensure their candidate was the traitor, war criminal, liar, AND head of the Clinton Crime Syndicate Hillary Clinton as their candidate.

Democrats Russia Hacked Us and Failed Recount Campaign is Political Suicide. The US Democratic Party’s inability to accept that they lost the Presidency to Donald Trump is turning into a slow polictical sucicide. The party that has always been quick to scream ‘conspiracy theorist’ to discredit critics of its dealings with oversreas governments and foreign billionaires like Soros has revealed in its efforts to overturn the result by claimING that Russian hacking influenced voters in favour of Trump.

Oxford University wants to turn English into a sterilized Orwellian language
Oxford University, one of the oldest universities in the world and, one might think, the 'home' of the English language is now, it seems, engaged in a New World Order campaign to destroy the English Language. It appears the finest young minds in society are so deeply offended by words that remind them men and women are biologically they, backed by their fuckwitted Marxist lecturers and professors, are demanding gender specific pronouns be abolished.

I Was Right - Gravilty Does Not Exist

Well OK, saying gravity does not exist is a bit of an oversimplification, but there is strong evidence Isaac Newton's theory of what makes things fall to the ground, which does not attempt to explain how gravity makes things fall, but only states gravity is a natural force, really misunderstood what was going on.

France Falling Apart As The World Looks On
France will elect a new president in May 2017. Politicians are already campaigning and debating about deficits, welfare recipients, GDP growth, and so on, but they look like puppets disconnected from the real country. Violence. It is spreading. Not just terrorist attacks; pure gang violence. The media does not dare to say that this violence is coming mainly from Muslim gangs

The Internet Purge Of Politically Incorrect (aka truthful) Content Begins
Facebook, Google (owners of YouTube) and Microsoft have long been known as CIA collaborators and it has been acknowledged that Obama's move in divesting the US government of responsibility for ICANN allows The White House to make outraged noises about suppression of free speech while using Search Engine Operators as proxies to shut down anything challinging US and NATO propaganda (on the grounds no doubt that challenging the politically correct orthodoxy constitutes hate speech.)

UK Education: Ofsted, Not The Government, Is Blighting Poor Pupils’ Chances
Experienced teacher say it is possible to teach effectively with that kind of a workload and although such working hours are common in business and commerce, people in those sectors do not have to deal with stupid, snotty nosed, hormonally hyperactive adolescents.

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Majority of Swedes Think Media Lies About the Impact of Mass Migration
The majority of Swedish voters believe the media is dishonest about problems mass inward migration and the government's 'open doors' policy of allowing in anybody who presents at the borders without even cursory checks has deliered in Swedish society, according to research presented by the nation’s Institute of Media Studies.

Obama’s Climate Change Leaves A Lot To Be Desired It is customary for US Presidents, when they leave office either having served two terms, been defeated in an election, or of their own volition, to fade quietly into the background. This is largely good manners, for an ex President to appear to be trying to intervene on political issues and influence events or public opinion is not only undignified, it is socially divisive ...

‘Why is My Curriculum White?’ Campaign Forces Oxford Uni to Introduce Compulsory Black History Exams


Britain’s oldest and one of its most prestigious universities has come over all Brack Obama and yielded sanity and academic impartialityto politically correct bigotry from a National Union of Students (Special Snowflake branch)campaign with rejoices in the title, ‘Why is my curriculum white? The snowflakes who are mainly white themselves but are too thick to have noticed that, are protesting against the alleged “Eurocentrism” of history teaching.

Obama Trumped As He Tries To Persuade Germans He's Still President
As the political system in Britain seems to be falling apart ahead of the election, the mess in America seems to get worse and worse because delusional Democrats just can't accept that they lost the election last November

"Watershed Moment" In US - EU Relations, Merkel Says Europe Can No Longer Rely On America
Only hours after Donald Trump infuriated Angela Merkel and the rest of his G-7 peers by refusing to endorse the Paris climate treaty, the US President has done it again. Hausfrau Volksfuhrer Merkel has now decided Europe can no longer rely on the USA to commit military support to EU nations that do not pay their NATO subs, should they come under attack, he has done it again ...

Merkel Furious After Trump Refusal To Toe The Party Line Causes G-7 Failure To Agree To Agree On Climate Change
So things dod not go according to the New World Order plan at Donald Trump's first G-7 summit, where the US president refused to be pushed around by leaders of second division powers including German Chancellor Angela Merkel and new French President Macron. The G7 was downgrated from the G8 because of Vladimir Putin's obstinacy in resisting Obama's efforts to depose the Assad regime in Syria, now appearsd to be heading towards further diminuition as the G6.

Intelligence Agencies Admit 23,000 Jihadis Live In Britain; 3,000 Pose "Imminent Threat"
After failing to act against known terrorist suspects and thus foil the two terror attacks to hit the U.K. this year – both carried out by jihadis who were known to U.K. authorities and were on 'watch' lists, intelligence agencies have identified 23,000 potential jihadis living in Britain, according to a report published in the Times today (27 May).

UK Government Ignore Terrorists Linked to Manchester Massacre for Decades
Salman Abedi, the Manchester suicide bomber responsible for killing 22 people at the end of an Aleana Grande concert at Manchester Arena was previously known to British security and intelligence agencies. In fact, as we reported yesterday, UK Security Services had been warned of his jihadist sympathies many times over a five year period.

Democrats Russia-Trump Claim Collapses. CIA Director Tells Hearing Hillary, Not Trump Collaborated With Russians
Since the defeat of Washington insider and the anointed of The Military / Industrial Complex, Hillary Clinton by billionaire businessman, TV star and all round loudmouth Donald Trump, the Democrats, bad losers like all left wing parties have been levelling trumped - up accusations of collaborating with Russia at Trump. It started before votes were cast of course, when Clinton's campaign accused the Russians of hacking private servers

Manchester Bomber Repeatedly Reported to Authorities over Five Year Period
In the wake of the Manchester Arena bombing it has emerged that police and security services failed to act on numerous over five years that suicide bomber Salman Abedi was a potential terrorist. Had law enforcement authorities not been such pussies thay are afraid of being called racist, Abedi’s deadly terror attack might well have been prevented, according to information from independent investigators.

Hillary Clinton's Crimes Are Much Worse Than We Thought

Congressman Trey Gowdy, who has a reputation in Washington for asking questions the rich and powerful do not want to answer has confirmed what was hinted at in a leak a few days ago, namely that the crimes Hillary Clinton is implicated in (including corruption, electoral fraud, abuse of office for personal gain and perjury) are "much worse than first thought." Details emerging from the investigation into her emails are soon to go public ...

Let's Burn Down The Universities
It should be clear to all reasoning people with the ability for critical thinking that a pattern of cultural warfare has been unfolding against the Western world since at least the end of World War Two. The contrast between what was then and what is now is stark and frightening. It should serve as all the evidence we require to make the final determination about what has been happening.

‘US, EU Kill People In Name Of Human Rights Concerns’ – Philippines President Duterte
“There’s not even a whimper” when powerful nations bomb civilians or “invent” WMDs to invade other countries, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte told Maria Finosha of RT, in an interview this week. Duterte complained that the West pretends to care about human rights only when it suits the globalist agenda. Duterte visiting Moscow this week.

East Libyan forces launch strikes after air base attack
East Libyan forces have killed a number of military personnel loyal to the UN backed Government of National Accord (GNA) in a series of air strikes in the southern region of Jufra, according to reports from Reuters and AFP, three days after dozens of their men were killed in a surprise attack on an air base.

France: Women In Paris Suburb Protest Over Sexual Harassment
Women in an eastern Parisian district, angry at the failure of the city authorities to act on complaints of sexual harassment have staged demonstrations and launched an online petition (which gathered 7,000 signatures in 24 hours,) over what they call a “male den” in their neighborhood, where women are routinely subjected to physical harassment and sexist taunts.

US-led strike against Syrian government forces ‘unlawful’ says Russia
When news came that the Syrians were advancing towards American bases things looked serious. And then a US-led coalition strike on a pro-government convoy in Syria, branded by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov as illegitimate and representing yet another violation of Syria’s sovereignty, appears to have dashed any hopes of a diplomatic resolution to the conflict.

Globalisation And The Destruction Of Civilisation
Despite repeated assertions that this blog does not align itself with either of those anachronistic labels, left and right, our oppositions to globalisation (an attack on benefits the early trade union movement fought for,) and our support for controlled borders and strict vetting of immigrants we are often accused by those who like to label themselves 'left' (because it sounds cuddlier) ...

Political manoeuvering behind India’s anti-corruption crackdown
Although people in India are cautiously welcoming the ongoing anti-corruption raids on opposition party leaders and their families, viewing them as proof of the federal government’s resolve to fight corruption, others see what has been happening as amounting to a political vendetta by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party

Oh Shit. Russian-Backed Syrian Troops Advance on U.S. Base in Syria
As the latest distractions, the false flag cyber attack and the completely unsupported allegations from Democrat friendly mainstream media that Donald Trump fired former FBI director James Comey because the president has a sinister closet of Russian skeletons to hide from the public look increasingly risible, the United States' latest middle east misadventure is another step towards direct military confrontation with Russia in Syria.

Murdered DNC Staffer Seth Rich Shared 44,053 Democrat Emails With WikiLeaks: Report
Ever since Donald Trump defeated Democratic Party candidate hillary Clinton in the US Presidential Election, Democrats have based their efforts to make a case for having the result overturned on unsubstantiated allegations that the Trump campaign worked with Russian intelligence officials to undermine the 2016 Presidential Election thereby 'stealing' the White House from Hillary Clinton.

Ukraine’s Breakaway Donetsk Province Seek To Join Russian Federation
some more level headed commentators on world affairs have speculated on how long it would be before the leaders of the Donetsk and Lugansk breakaway regions would finalize their spilt with Ukraine by seeking to join the Russian Federation. The two regions in eastern Ukraine both have ethic Russian majorities and were strong supporters of the democratically elected pro – Russian government overthrown by a CIA engineered coup in 2014

Rotherham Child Rape Victim Was Told Not to Mention Ethnicity of Attackers; Says ‘Authorities Did Nothing’,

A victim of abuse in the now notorious Muslim grooming gang scandal in Rotherham, Yorkshire, said she first reported being raped when she was 13 years old, but authorities did nothing and told her not to mention the ethnicity of the attackers.

NYU Accidentally Exposed NSA Encryption Busting Code To The World
So how did that global cyber attack happen? The evidence points to its having originated in the USA and don’t rule out a false flag because the military – industrial complex are desperate for war in the middle east, so if some new terrorist group with a scary sounding name like Al Evilbastard death-to-the-infidel Front claims responsibility be suspicious, very suspicious.

Former FBI Chief Comey Caught In Another Lie, He Buried Evidence Of Spying On Trump
Evidence given in a congressional hearing revealed that former FBI director James Comey, recently fired by President Trump, seized and buried evidence that Trump was the target of government surveillance before he became president. Former FBI director Comey seized and buried volumes of information that demonstrated a wide-ranging government surveillance operation targeting Donald Trump before he became president ...

Mainstream Media Ignores Big Story In Hysteria Over Trump Firing Comey
The biggie in our view is the news that The Pentagon has asked for a big increase in the number of troops deployed in Afghanistan. After 16 years of repeating Einstein's definition of insanity by doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results the players who make up the American Deep State have learned nothing.

Politically Correct Thinking And The Threat To Free Speech
When I heard that the actor, writer, wit and raconteur Stephen Fry faces prosecution in Ireland for an alleged blasphemy contained in what seem to me fairly innocuous remarks, it reminded me that recently an anti blasphemy law was enacted in that so called liberal utopia, Canada. Blasphemy a crime in this secular century. What's going on?

Brexit Is Germany Dictating to Britain How We Will Trade With The World After-Brexit?
Germany offering Britain post-BREXIT access to the European market for an annual “fee”! Who do these sausage scoffers think they are? The German government might like to pretend otherwise but there are twenty six other EU member states involved in negotiating any post – Brexit trade agreement with the UK, and Germany is not overly popular with many of them.

Fake News? As We Suspected, Mainstream Media Are The Worst Offenders
We've heard a lot about Fake News throught 2016 and so far this year. Fake News is anything that was critical of Hillary Clinton and the Democrats, or anything that was supportive (even slightly so), or not totally biased against Donald Trump. Surrporters or impartial reporters of Bernies Sanders, Clinton's rival for the Democratic nomination, were similarly accused of using Fake News to discredit the Clinton campaign ...

Yemeni forces destroy Saudi military outpost in Jizan province
Yes, that other war in the middle east in still going on as Saudi Arabia continues its efforts to crush Yemen.On Sunday, Yemeni Ansarullah movement (the Houthi shia Muslim rebels) supported by Yemeni Army units loyal to Supreme Political Council (SPC) in the nation's capital Sana’a, attacked a Saudi army position in Jizan province near Yemeni border.

Nihilism The Real Winner In French Election
While the mainstream media and those who relish the prospect of living in a society best represented by the image of “a military boot stamping down on a human face forever” are celebrating the victory of the new Obama, the global elite’s office boy Emmanuel Macron in the French presidential election and proclaiming the death of nationalism, another, potentially more significant, story was emerging from the voting statistics.

Liberté, égalité, fraternité, inshallah?
If, as now looks certain, 'the empty suit' Emmanel Macron, the candidate with no partyu, no philosophy and no policies becomes President of France when the official announcement of the result is made, what will become of those French people who do not want Islamification to continue. Apart from being a globalist, pro European integration, mass immigration supporting apparatchik of the banking cartel, who know what kind of France Marcon's government will deliver

Russia, Iran, Turkey agree on Syria safe zones, opposition cries foul
In a move that excluded the USA and NATO from the decision making process on s middle east conflict, the major regional powers, on Thursday 4 May Russia, Iran and Turkey signed a memorandum on creating safe zones in Syria, while the delegation of the armed Syrian opposition walked out and shouted angrily after a new round of peace talks held in the Kazakh capital Astana.

France Warns Media Not To Publish Hacked Macron Emails, Threatens Criminal Charges
After a massive hack on the campaign of French presidential candidate, the former Golman Sachs banker Emmanuel Macron, 9 gigabytes of Macron-linked documents containing much potentially harmful information about Marcon’s personal finances were released on an anonymous pastebin website on Friday afternoon.

ISIS Tells French Muslims To Launch Election Day Attacks
ISIS has issued a 'fat arse' or whatever they call it, to Muslims in France to "kill candidates" and "burn down polling stations" as the country gets ready to vote in the second round of the presidential election on Sunday. An article published in the French edition of the terrorist organisation's monthly propaganda sheet “Rumiyah” calls on all Muslims in France to play their part in disrupting the democratic process,

White South Africans Are Preparing For "Removal of All Whites Within Five Years"
Back in March, the President of South Africa made a shocking suggestion, which left many white landowners fearing that they may face a race war in the near future. In a speech, Jacob Zuma announced that he wanted the government to begin confiscating white owned lands, before redistributing them to black South Africans. Zuma wants a “pre-colonial land audit of land use and occupation patterns” to help decide which lands need to be taken,

Is USA Preparing For Nucreal War With Russia?
That headline might look like sensationalist click bait to you, but the nuclear scientists who contribute to Bulletin Of The Atomic Scientists appear to think it is an accurate reflection of the US Government's current strategic thinking. The august joural that serves as the newsletter for members of their profession carries some very worrying news on US plans to modernise its nuclear arsenal.

Macron’s ‘Deplorables’ Moment? French NWO Candidate Brands 8m Le Pen Supporters ‘Hateful Cowards’
Front - runner in the French Presidential election and pro-Federal-Europe estblishment candidate, the former Goldman Sachs banker Emmanuel Macron has lashed out at his opponents supporters, branding them "anti-France" and "true enemies". In a moment resembling Hillary Clinton’s infamous “deplorables” comment, M. Macron took to the stage at a 10,000-strong rally in Paris to dub Front National the "anti-France party", branding their supporters "fearmongerers" and "extremists".

Young First Time Voters Explain Why they Are Choosing Le Pen
Anti-mass migration French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has, surprisingly, attracted majority support among young voters. Two first-time voters explained why she appeals to them. The pair Sacha T. and Baptiste L, are casting their ballots for Marine Le Pen. They are part of a trend of French youth rejecting traditional parties, complaining that neither the socialists or the republicans speak to the young, Liberation reports.

EU Euronazis Raise Demand For Brexit ‘Compo’ To €100 Billion
Tensions between the UK and Europe escalated overnight after EU negotiators increased their demand for compensation from Britain’s for the anticipated effects of Brexit to €100 billion, (You can imagine Juncker and Barnier, dressed in Mao suits, sticking little fingers in the corner of their mouth and in silly voices intoning “One – hundred – billion – Euros ...

Survey Shows A Majority Of European Youth Would Participate In Uprising To Overthrow Status Quo

So a majority of young Europeans would join the revolution and overthrow the rulting elite? Unfortunately the silly, dumbed down little twats have no idea what they would replace it with. NYT's 'Impossible To Verify' North Korea Nuke Claim Spreads Unchecked By Media

In an article so laden with qualifiers it could have ben written by a couple of 'warmageddonist' climate scientists phishing for research grants, New York Times reporters David Sanger and William Broad (4/24/17) portrayed a Trump administration forced to follow the diktat of the military / industrial complex to the growing and impending threat posed by North Korea's nuclear arsenal.

UK Police Arresting Terrorist suspects Almost Every Day - Estimate 10,000 Jihadis At Lsrge In Britain
The Senior National Co-ordinator for Counter Terrorism has revealed that police are making terror-related arrests “on a near daily basis”. Meanwhile, a study estimates the number of Islamists in the country is “between 6,000 and 10,000”. Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu of the Metropolitan Police revealed the scale of the struggle police face to contain terrorism by home grown extremists in a statement to reporters ...

Brussels Foreign Affairs Chief Mogherini Still Wants Turkey to Join EU

EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini said in Malta on Friday that accession talks with Turkey have not been halted, following a Turkish referendum that gave President Erdogan dictatorial powers. Despite this rejection of the democratic principle all EU members are in theory expected to uphold, Mogherini still wants the predominently Islamic middle easter nation, to join.

Holocaust Comments Made by Her Deputy Dent Marine Le Pen's French Election Campaign Progress
Marine Le Pen's bid to emulate the Brexit and Trump shocks and in the face of adverse polling figures win election a risked a setbacks President of France received a potentially damaging blow on Friday (April 28) when her deputy, who is currently leading the Front National (FN) party leaving Le Pen to focus on her campaign was forced to step down in order to defend himself against charges that he shares the views of Holocaust deniers.

Champagne Socialists
I was once told by somebody who identifies herself as a supporter of the progressive left that giving dictionary definitions when a "progressive" uses a word or phrase wrongly is "something conservatives do." Unfortunately the people who corrected me were invariably wrong because rather than looking in Webster's or the Oxford English Dictionary they look only in Wiktionary. which at best only gives a part definition.

Senior Kremlin Advisor Suggests 'Cure For US Aggression'
The only way to stop the United States’ aggression is to get rid of dollar addiction, a Kremlin advisor said on Friday. "The more aggressive the Americans are the sooner they will see the final collapse of the dollar as the only way for the victims of American aggression to stop this aggression is to get rid of the dollar. As soon as we and China are through with the dollar, it will be the end of the United States’ military might," Sergey Glazyev said in an interview with TASS.

The Charge Of The Anti-enlightenment Brigade
I don’t know if many of you remember London's Atheist Bus a few years ago. It toured the city bearing adverts that read: ‘There’s probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life.’ and was a great success[ ... ] this demonstrates the Sheeple - like tendencies of those who claim they have reason on their side: the religious propagandist with the sandwich board saying ‘repent, the end is nigh' was always the subject of jokes. Why do the opposing side now feel the need to parade high tech sandwich boards saying, "no need to repent, the end isn't nigh'?

Donald Trump's Latest Appointment Exposes hypocrisy Of His 'Liberal' Opponents
We have said many times that liberals' and socialists' fondness for members of minority groups only extends to those minority group members who suppport every detail of the left wing politically correct agenda. The latest appointment by President Donald Trump to his administration proves this. The new Surgeon General appointee, Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams, a black fmale, would fill most of the criteria one would expect to make a liberal happy ...

When The Robots Rule The World
Economist and humanity hater (apparently) Paul Krugman takes up a subject that as a former Information Technology professional I have long been mildly concerned about. In these two blogs Futurism and Policy and The Conscience Of A Liberal) Krugman discusses the rise of robotics. How a big government authoritarian like Krugman can put a title that includes the words 'liberal' and 'conscience' to one of his justifications of economic Fascism is a testimony to the fact that you don't have to be either intelligent or even literate to be a university Professor

ISIS touts chemical weapons attacks, but Iraqis, US play it down
Islamic State may be on the brink of defeat in Mosul, but the terror group is determined to go down with all guns blazing. A few days ago the world was going crazy about the alleged chemical weapon attack by the Assad regime in Syria. But while European and American media and politicians were laying the outrage on with trowels, in Mosul, Iraq, the US backed 'moderate rebels' (the same ISIS afilliated guys as are our allies in Syria,) were attacking Asmerican and Iraqi government personnel with chemical weapons of their own ...

Threat Of Major Scandal Prompted Early Election Move – UKIP
Leaders of the (UKIP) have made astonishing claim that Prime Minister Teresa May’s calling an early General Election was done to pre-empt a series of by-elections that could be called following alleged electoral fraud. Accusing the Conservative government of “putting party before country”, UKIP appeared to suggest the scandal and ensuing disqualification of MPs could rob the government of its slender majority.

Russian Long Range Bombers Fly Within 36 Miles Of Alaska For Second Day In A Row
Like many people both in and outside the USA, our contributors hope for something better from President Donald J Trump, the businessman, the deal maker, than a quick return to the warmongering and belligerence of the Obama era. It was always obvious Trump would struggle to keep his campaign promise to disengage from Obama's wars, because Obama's wars were Bush's wars also, the profit engine of the military / industrial complex.

France arrests two men suspected of plotting 'imminent' attack ahead of polls
French police found guns and bomb-making materials during searches of suspected terrorist bases in the southern city of Marseille on Tuesday (April 18). Two men suspected of plotting a major attack days before presidential polls were arrested, sources with inside knowledge of police operations said. The weapons and bomb making tackle were discovered after the suspects – “radicalised) (i.e. Muslim) Frenchmen aged 23 and 29 – were taken into custody.The informants asked not to be named because they were not authorised to speak publicly.

What economists will never understand about Brexit
... soon childcare become an industry and ruled young mums out of taking part time work. If you work, you need expensive childcare. The response to this was another bureaucratic voucher system consuming vastly more money. This gradual appropriation and regulation of just about every facet of life has destroyed the voluntary ethos and in so doing has destroyed communities and made people entirely dependent on mechanisms of the state. Our welfare policy is an extension of this. The nationalisation of poor people.

As Uber Implodes Are Unicorns An Endangered Species?
Unicorns, they're fabulous, beautiful, mystical and infallible. And they have no substance to enable them to survive in the real world. I'm not talking about the Unicorns in fairy stories, like Tinkerbell they will exist in the real world as long as someone believes in them. No, I mean the high tech Unicorns that have emerged from Silicon (Silly con?) Valley in the past decade. It will take more than belief to preserve their existence.

All Is For The best In This The Best Of All Possible Worlds?The title is a phrase used to sum up the philosophy of Dr. Pangloss. "Dr. who?" you might well ask because few people today are likely to be familiar with Pangloss or his philosophies. Dr. Pangloss, you see, is a fictional character, friend and mentor to the main character in Voltaire's novel "Candide", his purpose is to highlight the foolishness of optimism in the face of reality.

The Rise Of Populism: an Explainer
It was obvious to anyone who has done even a little reading in the field of political philosophy that Barack Obama was a Marxist, not an economic Marxist but a political or cultural Marxist, whose thinking like that of The Frankfurt School and Saul Alinsky was based more on Marx's other book, The Communist Manifesto than on his impractical but good-looking-on-paper economic theories

Freedom Of Thpught And Information: Quotes
If the ruling elites want to establish global control they need to be able to control all information the general population have access to. The idea of controlling information in order to limit the ability to think and develop ideas served Hitler, Stalin, Mao Tse Tung and many other dictators well…

As Middle East Analysts Focus On Syria's Alliance With Russia, They Forget Assad's Other Friend
Since the Syrian civil war began analysts commented only on Syria’s alliances with the Russian Federation and the Islamic Republic of Iran. Both are important allies in President Assad’s struggle against Islamic extremist rebels, but they are not his only powerful friends. Interviewed by Chinese media last month, Assad called China, “a real friend, a friend that you can rely on.”

FBI Director James Comey Tried To Reveal Russian Tampering Months Before Election
When the eventual winner of the presidential election, billionaire Donald Trump (and the fact that Trump is a billionaire should tell you he's no angel himself) introduced into his campaign rhetoric the phrase "drain The Swamp" it seems he had littley idea how big, deep or rotten the swamp left behind by the Obama administration would actually be.

Hungary Passes Law Targeting Soros University
Hungarian lawmakers from Prime Minister Viktor Orban's Fidesz party approved a law that could force a university founded by financier George Soros out of the country despite a protests from Soros hirelings and condemnation abroad. The legislation passed with 123 votes in favor and 38 against, while 38 deputies did not vote.

AGENT REFUSED OBAMA’s HUSH MONEY & Just REVEALED THE DEPTHS OF OBAMA & HILLARY’s TREASON
In testimony last year to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, ICE Agent Taylot Johnson said she was stripped of her gun and badge without explanation after discovering fraud and abuse. She was then offered hush money in the amount of a severance package of $100,000 if she would just sign a non-disclosure agreement and quietly go away.

Will Big Data" Make A Centrally Planned Economy Possible?
Though the Marxist ideal of a centrally planned economy has been discredited everywhere both communist and socialist economic systems have been implemented, only to fail in chaos with the gap between rich and poor wider than ever and the poor reduced to penury. Both in theory and in practice, the notion of the all powerful central run by the academic and managerial class ought to have been completely buried.

Left In Denial About Europe's Immigrant Problems
In January 2015 The New York Times printed an article in which the author totally denied that there are "no-go-zones" - areas that are not under the rule of law but are controlled by immigrant criminal gangs and ruled according to sharia law by Imams linked to the gangs, and areas dominated by certain immigrant groups into which state security agents, medical staff and firefighters dare not go ...

Moscow And Beijing Join Forces To Bypass US Dollar In Global Markets, Shift To Gold Trade
Throughout this omnibus volume we have been reporting for several years on the moves by Russia, China, their allies and other nations in the Asia - Pacific zone to bypass the US dollar as the reserve currency for global trade. We have now learned the Russian central bank opened its first overseas office in Beijing on March 14, marking a majot step towards forging a Beijing-Moscow alliance to bypass the US dollar in cross border trading, and to phase-in a gold-backed universal currency of trade.

Deep State Control:Free Speech Is Under Attack And Journalism Is Dead
What has happened to the news. At one time the news press referred to itself as 'the fourth estate', a reference to the three estates of the nation, the government, The Monarchy and the church The news and commpent journals assigned to themselves the task of objectively and impartilly holding the others to account by investigating the background to events and reporting the facts. No more it seems.

Police separate far-right & anti-fascist protesters in London
Twelve people were arrested in London today as police and protesters clashed at an anti-Islamic terrorism rally organised by nationalist groups Britain First and EDL. The protest was held under the banner "London Under Attack," by Britain First, along with the anti-immigration group English Defence League (EDL), to “protest against radical Islamic terrorism.” a reference to the recent terror attack in London in which a police officer on guard duty outside the parliament building was stabbed to death and

Russia Fears Possible US Preemptive Nuclear Attack
American Intelligence Services like to brand Russia, China, Iran or North Korea as the greatest threat to world peace, according to whichever new conflict they are trying to sell to the American public. This thirst in Washington and the boardrooms of defence contractors for endless war is actually the greatest threat to world peace, stability and security.

Swedish Man Prosecuted for Assaulting Muslims with Bacon
A Swedish man has been arrested and charged with racism after being accused of eating bacon in proximity to a group of veiled Muslim women. The alleged offence occurred in the Swedish capital of Stockholm last weekend. The Swede, who has not been named by media or the police, is said to have approached the women, on a train while he was eating a bacon sandwich. He is alleged to have dangled the bacon in front of their faces

Canada Ruled By Politically Correct Stupidity?
On Thursday, March 23, the Canadian Parliament passed a blasphemy law specifically designed to protect Islam, which is unprecedented in Western democracies, where free speech is a right and freedom of worship includes the right to criticise and even mock all religions. Al-Jazeera reported on Friday, the previous day's vote condemned "Islamophobia and all forms of systemic racism and religious discrimination."

Space Travel…Will This Eventually Become A Reality?
The very concept of sending people into space has always been an interest to me, not because I actually believe it will happen, but just with the thoughts of how far we would have to advance, technically in order to achieve such a quest. I was reading an article which spoke of someone who was wondering if we would ever form colonies in space, and I felt compelled to respond. This was my response.

Boat Migrants Landing in Italy ‘at a Pace Exceeding Anything We’ve Seen Before’
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) estimates 20,484 migrants have arrived in Europe by sea since the beginning of 2017, with numbers now averaging around 3000 per day and increasing as spring brings better weather. These numbers put Italian arrivals well ahead of the total for the first three months of 2015 (10,165) and the first three months of 2016 (18,777)

How to stop Google tracking your every move
Do you ever get the feeling you are being watched or followed? OK, it could possibly be because you are paranoid but more likely you’ve noticed a few things that are just beyond creepy when you are using the web and particularly Google services. For example, has an advertisement for a product or service ever popped up on your screen just after you were talking to someone about it?

Men Menstruate? Latest Dickheadedness From The Legion Of The Dickless
Yes you read that headline right, the GayBLTQetc. lobby propagandists are now pushing the most preposterous idea yet in their determination to make unequal things equal. A colouring book aimed at children in the age range that use colouring books floats the idea that men can have periods.

Wikileaks: Clinton Campaign Team Bribed Republicans To Smear TrumpThe latest batch of electronic documents release by WikiLeaks contain email that appear to show  Hillary Clinton campaign staffers bribed 6 Republicans to discredit Trump during the Presidential election campaign. John Podesta, who worked as Chair opf the Hillary Clinton campaign wrote to Huma Abedin, Hillary's personal assistant regarding the possibility of diverting Clinton campaign funds to various Republicans who were secretly on the Clinton payroll.

Chemtrails Exposed - NASA has admitted weather modification experiments
We know that since World war Two ended governments have been engaged in experiments to control weather, they know we know, so why keep denying it. Repeated denials of projects like chemtrail spraying and HAARP have only spawned more, and more outlandish conspiracy theories. So what is going on?

Australian Aborigines and Eurasians Left Africa at the same time?
One of the internet memes propagated a broadcast by the Church Of Scienceology cult, those closed minded people who believe science is infallible omnipresent and omniescent is the "Weez Aalz From Afrireekaa" fallacy, so when I spotted online an article reporting a news study which, relying heavily on guesses and assumptions, made a case that all humans living outside Africa were put there by a mass migration between 50,000 and 60,000 years ago ...

EU punishes Turkey For Repairing Relations With NATO Public Enemy No1 Russia
Leaving aside the current spat between The Netherlands and Turkey which is a different thing altogether, The EU’s diplomatic service is currently trying to punish Turkey for seeking better relations with Russia, after their supporting different sides in the Syria conflict brought the two nations close to war. It is true that NATO member Turkey has recently shown less commitment to the West, but there are probably good reasons for this ...

Does It matter If The Dollar Is Replaced?
While mainstream media in the developed world continues to agonise over the Trump presidency, the rise of nationalism in Europe and the threat they pose to the global elite, important changes are happening within the strategic triangle of Russia, Iran and China, which has been engaged in economic manoeuvres to replace the US dollar as global reserve currency for a decade.

White Girl Is Burned Alive, 17 Black Gang Members Arrested. Mainstream Media Blanks The Story Remember how the Social Justice Warriors of the politically correct 'left' screamed when a young black man named Trayvon Martin was shot by Hispanic George Zimmerman, because it was assumed someone named Zimmerman would be white? Remember how they wailed and stirred up civil unrest when a black man was shot by white cops in Ferguson, Missouri, automatically assuming the the killing was racially motivated. more >>>

The University Formerly Known As Cardiff Polytechnic Published List Of Forbidden Words Cardiff Metropolitan University formerly known as Cardiff Polytechnic may not be a seat of learning on a par with Oxford, Cambridge, Heidelberg, The Sorbonne or Princeton but when it comes to politically correct idiocy it is at the right up there with Harvard, Uppsala, University of California or The London school of Economics more>>>

Things Are Getting crazier In USA As Trump Supporters Push Back Against Obamas Silent Coup

A congressional investigation has revealed that the Obama administration channeled billions of dollars to activist groups through a Department of Justice slush fund scheme. “It’s clear partisan politics played a role in the illicit actions that were made,” Republican Representative John Ratcliffe of Texas told Fox News. “The DOJ is the last place this should have occurred.” more >>>

Donald Trump Just Exposed Obama for HORRIBLE Crime! HERE IS THE PROOF!!
As the first scandal to hit the Trump Administration, the truped-up accusations that team members had contact with Russia was splashed over mainstream media, American liberals were quick to claim (dishonestly) that the Obama administration had been scandal free. The “scandal-free” Obama’s may finally have just been caught red-handed. This morning President Trump took to Twitter from the Mar-a-Lago resort to reveal a HORRIFYING crime committed by Barack Obama right before he left office: Political wiretapping!
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Are Spineless, Snivelling Liberal Scum Sucker Bringing Back Blasphemy Crimes To The West For The Sake Of Sucking Up To Islamic Extremists?
All the signs suggest the Western democracies are submitting to presure from Islamic extremists and reviving blasphemy laws, but applying them only to those who insult Islam. We are still free to be obscenely disrespectful to Christianity, Judaeism, Hinduism and buddhism. Canada and Denmark are leading the way back to medieval religious oppression ...more >>>

Jacob Rothschild Says Putin “A Traitor To The New World Order”


Jacob Rothschild, patriarch of the megarich banking family, and a leading proponent of the drive to create a global authoritarian government made up of people drawn from the corporate and financial elite, has accused Russian president Vladimir Putin of being a "traitor to the New World Order". Evidence we have suggests the elitist conspiracy sees Russia as an obstacle that must be removed before its plan for a global government can be completed more >>>

Katie Hopkins Reports From Hellacious Sweden, ‘Where Females Fear to Tread’
A news feed filled with reports of the rape and assault of Sweden’s young women, some inexplicably streamed live on Facebook by the gang as they attacked. Other reports filed quietly away in a box marked unmentionable: the rape of a 12-year-old unaccompanied immigrant by a so called fellow 'unaccompanied minor' immigrant who later bragged he was 45.

Junk Food Killing Kids? We often hear about the plague of obesity from talking – head ‘nutrition experts’ on TV, but less is said about the other problem caused by a diet of junk food. On a typical teenager’s diet it is possible to develop both obesity and malnutrition. On the flip side, you have malnutrition. According to the United Nations (UN) special rapporteur, Hilal Elver, Ph.D., the impact of processed food on public health is “alarming.”

Report casts new doubts on WETC official story The controversy goes on, fifteen years later. While it ought to be obvious even to the most casual observer that the way the twin towers collapsed on 9/11 did not look as if it could be the result of a random strike (and Tower 7 was not hit by anything - well a careless sparrow maybe,) many people who should know better but are in awe of authority continue to scream conspiracy theorist at even those well qualified to challlence the official narrative.

Oslo Police Declare “We Have Lost the City”…Islam Has Taken Over
While attention has been focused on Sweden because of remarks made by US President Donald Trump, the apocalyptic level of culturally-enriched violence in neighbouring Norway and particularly in Grønland, a district of the capital city of Oslo. After years of unchecked immigration it looks more like Karachi, Basra, and Mogadishu all rolled into one than part of a Scandinavian capital. People sell drugs openly just next to the Grønland subway station.

American Journalists Who Travelled To Sweden To Debunk Trumps Comments About Migrant Violence Run Out Of Town by Migrants
Two journalists from Chicago who had travelled to Sweden with the intention of debunking Donald Trump's allegations that in Sweden's cities there are many immigrant dominated suburbs that have become trouble spots and 'no - go zones' for Europeans and that the country is a dangerous place to visit had to be given a police escort so they could safely leave an immigrant neighbourhood in Stockholm.

Germany Facing Mass Blackouts Because The Wind And Sun Won’t Cooperate
Germany’s power grid came close tp collapse in January because the poor performance from sustainables, wind turbines and solar panels which the Germany government encouraged heavy investment in, data from a major trade union leaked to German business newspaper Deutsche Wirtschasfts Nachrichten.

Courts Quietly Confirm MMR Vaccine Causes Autism
After decades of passionate debate, parents probably missed the repeated admissions by drug companies and governments alike that vaccines do in fact cause autism. For concerned parents seeking the truth, it’s worth remembering that the exact same people who own the world’s drug companies also own America’s news outlets. Finding propaganda-free information has been difficult, until now.

CIA Admists Using fake News To Subvert Democracy For Decades
Newly-declassified documents show that a senior CIA agent and Deputy Director of the Directorate of Intelligence worked closely with the owners and journalists of many of the largest media outlets. The United States Senate Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities found in 1975 that the CIA submitted stories to the American press.

Left Complicit In Violence Ripping Through Paris Migrant Neighbourhoods?
As rioting by immigrant populations spreads from the poorer areas of Paris to the city centre and civil unrest spreads throughout France, former special advisor to France’s interior ministry Hugues Moutouh has accused the left-wing political establishment of complicity in the violence raging through the country’s migrant-dominated suburbs.

Infant Twins Die Shortly After Being Vaccinated, Medical Board Rules ‘Just A Coincidence’
In this era of high tech health care and rapidly advancing developments of drug therapy, sudden infant death syndrome (cot death) is a rare thing in the developed world, around one per hundred according to World Health Organisation statistics. Given that, you might think the sudden and simultaneous deaths of twins might cause somne raised eyebrows among medical professionals ...

PARIS ERUPTS: Many streets are NO-GO ZONES As Immigrant Violence Spreads
Five large areas have been reduced to no go areas for the past five nights as masked men cause mayhem on the streets. Now there are fears the fall out from allegations of police brutality could spread all over the country as unrest in the city grows. Police were hit with molotov cocktails and the heavy metal balls used in the French game Petanque ...

J.K. Rowling Goes Silent After Getting Challenged To Put Her Money Where Her Mouth Is
JK Rowling, who wrote 7 great books for kids (and an absolutely shit one for grown ups) has become one of those annoying celebrities who thinks we all need to hear regularly from her on the topic of how to live our lives. she sees no reason why a superior being such as her should abide by the advice she dishes out to the rest of us.

Corruption: Paraphrasing Johnny Rotten, 'Never trust a fahkin' liberal'
As the 'liberal supporters of Barack Obama's hapless presidency and more recently the US Democratic Party's 2016 failed candidate 'Crooked Hillary' Clinton whip themselves into an ever greater frenzy over the hugely entertaining antic of President Trump, An editorial at Investors Business Daily may end up being considered by historians as defining exactly why the Obama administration failed so catastrophically ...

Is a Global Wide Cash Ban Coming?

Anyone who has been paying attention over the last four years knows the Europe is ground zero for Central Planning insanity. Europe was created as a union with open borders with the open flow of capital. However, the elites have clearly demonstrated that they are willing to lie cheat and steal in order to maintain their agenda.

Trump Foiled Soros' Master Plan to Impose New World Order - Hedge Fund Manager
President Donald Trump came to power just in time to prevent George Soros and Hillary Clinton achieving a secret Trans Pacific trade deal, that would have transferred sovereign rights to global corporations Wall Street hedge fund manager and financial analyst Mitch Feierstein told Sputnik. George Soros and Clinton Inc. were nearly able to declare the ‘New World Order’ complete" hedge fund manager Feierstein, said on Tuesday.

TIME Magazine runs vile hit piece against Robert Kennedy Jr. for daring to tell the truth about mercury in vaccines
When newly inagurated President Donald Trump appointed Robert Kennedy, Jr. to head a commission to investigate and report on vaccine safety, it was inevitable the Big Pharma Corporations, the big money interest behind them, and their 'pet poodle' scientists would hit back and try to undermine the initiative. That it would happen so quickly, with higly respected fake news publication Time magazine lining up its biggest hitters to smear Kennedy's reputation

The War On Cash Intensifies In Response To Trump and Brexit
It appears Europe is charging towards a cashless society. Just days after Davos’ elites discussed why the world needs to “get rid of currency,” the European Commission has introduced a proposal enforcing “restrictions on payments in cash.” – because only terrorists and drug-dealers need cash (nothing at all to do with totalitarian control over a nation’s wealth) – we are not surprised that this proposal from the European Commission would appear…

French Finance Minister Says UK’s May Is Not In A Position To Negotiate With Trump You have to wonder just who the testicularly deficient little pen pusher of the failing EuroNazi project think they are. What do they not understand about Brexit that enables them to think they can still tell us what we can and can’t do? They may have got away with it while cottaging Prime Minister Blair or Old Etonian bum boy Cameron were in charge ...

Obama’s Gone, But His Genocidal Wars Go On
Continued fighting in Yemen between Houthi rebels seeking to overthrow the tyrannical Sunni Muslim government and ground and air forces of the SSaudi Arabian led coalition backed by the Obama administration in the USA killed at least 66 people in 24 hours, medics and security sources said on Sunday.
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Inauguration crowd size lies: The Hypocrisy Of Mainstream Media Is Infinite When They Can Publish Shite Like This


Trump and liberals exchange insults over wether the inauguration audience for Trump was bigger than Obama's or not. It's hard to know which side is lying, probably both of them.
Liberal hypocrisy

‘Integrate or Leave’: As Wilders Surges in Polls Dutch PM Ramps Up Migrant Rhetoric


Just one day after polls which gave Geert Wilders’s insurgent populist party a nine-point lead on the ruling conservatives, Prime Minister Rutte took out a full page advert and spoke in an interview with Dutch daily Algemeen Dagblad to tell migrants they should integrate or leave, and to issue a call for a return to “common decency”.

Soros Is Responsible for Europe's Immigration Crisis Says Hungary's Viktor Orban
With Britain's Conservative Government pressing ahead with a 'hard Brexit agenda, and the Trump administration setting abou demolishing the expressway to socialism Barack Obama had spent eight years contruction, there is a lot of speculation and precious little hard evidence to indicate where the globalist elite, having seen their ambition for a world government thwarted will go next.
More Soros mischief

Post Trump and Brexit, Predicting The Globalists Next Move
Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has made the American billionaire and philanthropist George Soros for the current refugee movements in Europe with responsibility. "This invasion (of migrants) on the one hand steered from the tractor business, on the other hand of those (human) activists who support everything that the nation-states weakens,
Globalisation index

The role of cosmic electric currents in earth’s climate
If you’ve been following the growth of the Electric Universe movement, you know that this growth is due largely to the power of a new paradigm to explain things left unexplained by conventional theory. The greatest surprises of the space age are not surprises to researchers exploring the role of the electric force across the cosmos. Nor is it surprising to see the electric force at work close to home, both in the sculpting of planetary surfaces and in the evolution of life on earth ...

The Reality Of Globalism - World Trade Has Increased By Less Than 1% Annually In The Last Decade
There can be little doubt that 2016 was the year the great pushback against globalisation and the push towards an authoritarian world government (NWO) really got off the ground. Fears that the world is on the edge of rejecting globalization and a global economy, with its false promise of prosperity for all and its reality of an ever widening gap between rich and poor have dominated ...

World Bank Aims to Hand Over Seed Industry to Agribusiness
Today Donald Trump will be inaugurated as 45h President of The United States, his victory in the November election having been a major setback to those dark forces that give the impression only one more big push was needed to drive the world into accepting a global authoritarian government. Trump's victory, combined with 'Brexit' the vote by British citizens to leave the EU, combined to make 2026 a bad year for the globalists.

The Left In Meltdown
As the UK Labour Party crumbles into complete disarray with it’s leader, the sixty – eight year old perpetual student protestor Jeremy Corbyn proving a more divisive figure than any of his predecessors, as he sacrifices more and more votes on the altar of fashionable causes, and the EU, natural successor to Hitler’s European unification project falls apart in the face of resurgent cultural nationalism, it is quite satisfying to see ...

Fake News and fake Fake News
The buzz phrase this past month has been ‘Fake News’ as over in the USA the Donald Trump camp have had to swat away repeated attempts to smear and the discredit the victor in the 2016 Presidential Election and supporters of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, unable to accept their team lost because people rejected perpetual war and ...

Obama Has been An Inspirational President?Well He Probably Inspired More Suicides Than Any Other Obama’s greatest achievement perhaps it to have put Donald Trump in The White House. Whether you think this is a good or bad thing depends on your political stance. This blog is neutral, our view being that Trump can’t be a worse president than any of the three that preceded him.

Over 4000 Civilians Have Died In Forgotten War.
As attention has focused on Syria ans then on the efforts of the Obama administration, in its dying months, to avenge the defeat of the anointed successor Hillary Clinton and discredit the election victor and President - elect Donald Trump, and simultaneously demonize Russia and President Putin

NEW CHAINS FOR OLD
The problem with losing your chains is knowing what to do when you are free to act without them. The answer most people choose should not really be all that surprising.

Former UK Ambassador Says Obama's 'Russian Hacking' Claims Are Bullshit
Former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan, Craig Murray, who has always publicly opposed the demonization of Russia by United States and European Union official propaganda and has in the past collaborated with WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange to expose western propaganda as being aimed at persuading voters war with Russia and China,is justified has dismissed the CIA's claims that Russia interfered in last month’s presidential election as "bullshit"

An Item In Todays News About US Gov't Internet Security Hack has Tipped Our Editor Over The Edge
The US election was on November 8, by November 12 it should have gone away, but the Democrats, proven crooks and liars who crookedly rigged their own selection process to cheat a man who could have beaten Trump out of the nomination and ensure their candidate was the traitor, war criminal, liar, AND head of the Clinton Crime Syndicate Hillary Clinton as their candidate.

Democrats Russia Hacked Us and Failed Recount Campaign is Political Suicide. The US Democratic Party’s inability to accept that they lost the Presidency to Donald Trump is turning into a slow polictical sucicide. The party that has always been quick to scream ‘conspiracy theorist’ to discredit critics of its dealings with oversreas governments and foreign billionaires like Soros has revealed in its efforts to overturn the result by claimING that Russian hacking influenced voters in favour of Trump.

Oxford University wants to turn English into a sterilized Orwellian language
Oxford University, one of the oldest universities in the world and, one might think, the 'home' of the English language is now, it seems, engaged in a New World Order campaign to destroy the English Language. It appears the finest young minds in society are so deeply offended by words that remind them men and women are biologically they, backed by their fuckwitted Marxist lecturers and professors, are demanding gender specific pronouns be abolished.

I Was Right - Gravilty Does Not Exist

Well OK, saying gravity does not exist is a bit of an oversimplification, but there is strong evidence Isaac Newton's theory of what makes things fall to the ground, which does not attempt to explain how gravity makes things fall, but only states gravity is a natural force, really misunderstood what was going on.

France Falling Apart As The World Looks On
France will elect a new president in May 2017. Politicians are already campaigning and debating about deficits, welfare recipients, GDP growth, and so on, but they look like puppets disconnected from the real country. Violence. It is spreading. Not just terrorist attacks; pure gang violence. The media does not dare to say that this violence is coming mainly from Muslim gangs

The Internet Purge Of Politically Incorrect (aka truthful) Content Begins
Facebook, Google (owners of YouTube) and Microsoft have long been known as CIA collaborators and it has been acknowledged that Obama's move in divesting the US government of responsibility for ICANN allows The White House to make outraged noises about suppression of free speech while using Search Engine Operators as proxies to shut down anything challinging US and NATO propaganda (on the grounds no doubt that challenging the politically correct orthodoxy constitutes hate speech.)

UK Education: Ofsted, Not The Government, Is Blighting Poor Pupils’ Chances
Experienced teacher say it is possible to teach effectively with that kind of a workload and although such working hours are common in business and commerce, people in those sectors do not have to deal with stupid, snotty nosed, hormonally hyperactive adolescents.

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UK Labour Party left denies plans to ‘purge’ anti-Corbyn members
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France to 'ban all petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040'
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Fatal Courtroom Decision Ruins Michael ‘hockey stick’ Mann
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UK Government Accused Of Covering Up Saudi Arabia Funding Of TerrorismA new report commissioned by David Cameron before he resigned as Prime minister has highlighted links between recent terror attacks in the UK and the funding of UK mosques by the extremist Wahhabi regime in Saudi Arabia, which "is heavily involved in exporting an illiberal, bigoted fundamentalist ideology." The report criticises Cameron's successor for "kowtowing" to Saudi Arabia's king by suppressing another government report into the funding of extremism in the UK.

India's Cashless Society set to fail but slide to fascism goes on

Many wealthy and allegedly educated people have never used a bank card. Most are incapable of learning how to use the cards. With people tired of corrupt, untrustworthy and unpredictable banks incapable of providing reliable services, cash is coming back with a vengeance. The economy, however, continues to be stagnant. Businesses continue to fail, businessmen have grown tired of corrupt and rapacious bureaucrats and an extremely uncertain regulatory regime ...

"Italy Threatens To Seize NGO Boats as Mediterranean Migrant Crisis Intensifies
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Becoming Humandroids: Will We Let The Nerds Steal Our Humanity
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Macron's Dodges Press Conference - Says Mind 'Too Complex To Answer Questions
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EU Judge Accuses Brussels of ‘Imperialism’ as Negotiations Falter
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White House Says It Will Fake "Chemical Weapon Attack" In Syria
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Government Fails Jewish School Over Lack of ‘Correct’ LGBT Teaching
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Is Technology Replacing Mind Workers As Well As Manual Workers
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Tesla Stock Hit After German Regulator Warns Self-Driving Cars Are Unsafe

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Social Justice Warriors and The Folly Of The Minimum Wage
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The Rich Have Lost Touch With Reality
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Russia Halts Cooperation With US In Syria, Will “Intercept Any Aircraft” In Russian Areas Of Operation
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We Know What Inspired The Manchester Attack, We Just Won't Admit It
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Saudi Arabia Bids For Islamic Globalisation
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US strikes pro-govt forces in Syria, shoots down drone
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More bad news for warmists: NASA finds no retreat of polar ice
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The Demise Of Nate Silver's Infallibility And Data-Driven Journalism
In 2012 some little statistics nerd named Nate Silver was elevated to the pantheon of Technological Gods, when he correctly predicted, having modelled the outcome of the vote on his meta - analysis of opinion polls, that Barack Obama would win a second term as US President. That was the election in which Obama's opponent Mitt Romney famously threw the fat lady off the stage long before she had even done her warm up scales

Even Clinton Groupies Are Sick Of Hillary's Bullshit
Six months after her humiliation by Donald Trump in the US Presidential Election, Hillary Clinton is still trying to blame The Russians, Bernie Sanders and his supporters, Wikileaks, Fox News, Breitbart, anyone in fact except herself. It's all bollocks of course, She was the one who lost the election, nobody else. When it was obvious that more than half of America regarded her as the most obnoxious, disagreeable, unethical, lying, piece of ...

a name="http://www.dailystirrer.com/2017-may.shtml#170605-google">Google's New Ad Blocker? Here's What's Really Going On
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So London's Muslim Mayor Sadiq Khan Loves Integration And Tolerance Does He?
London Mayors links to terrorism and Islamic extremism exposed. When The Labour Party put up Sadiq Khan as their candidate for Mayor of London it was seen as a cynical ploy, it is well known that Labour voters will vote for a dog turd if it has a red rosette stuck on it, so obviously feeling confident enough to take around 40% of the vote for granted it was a politically smart move to pitch for the votes of London's large and growing Muslim population ...

Voters were assured that Sadiq Khan despised Muslim extremism and would, as mayor, work to promote integration and mutual understanding. And when new medisa muckrakers such as Guido Fawkes blog found that Mr. Khan was not quite as clean as he had been painted (or whitewashed), mainstream media went into a frenzy of self righteousness, throwing accusations of racism and bigotry around like snowflakes in a blizzard. CONSPIRACY THEORISTS, they yelled at those who questioned Khan's claims to be a moderate, secular Muslim. As usual the 'conspiracy theory' has turned out to be true.

Nobel Laureate Smashes the Global Warming Hoax VIDEO
Nobel laureate Ivar Giaever's speech at the Nobel Laureates meeting 1st July 2015. Ivar points out the mistakes which Obama makes in his speeches about global warming, and shares other not-well known facts about the state of the climate.

NASA Data Proves Trump Right to Exit Paris Climate Accord
The science is settled, they kept telling us, and catastropic climate change is coming at us like a runaway train. If the sun don't fry you, droughts and famine don't starve you and rising sea levels don't drown you, then the UV radiation will turn you into a walking, talking melanoma. Of course there was no real -world evidence for this bullshit, only output from mathematical models of the climate, produced after the actual data had been adjusted.

Trump Announces US To Quit The Paris Climate Accord
Fulfilling another campaign pledge, US President Donald Trump yesterday announced the U.S. would withdraw from the Paris climate pact and that he will work to renegotiate the international agreement in a way that treats American workers better. "So we are getting out, but we will start to negotiate and we will see if we can make a deal, and if we can, that’s great. And if we can’t, that’s fine," Trump said Thursday

Brexit Will Not Make UK More Exposed to Attacks, Says Former Counter-Terrorism Chief
As the UK still reels from last week's sucidebomb attack which killed 22 people and left over 100 injured after a pop concert in Manchester, the former counter-terrorism chief of London's Metropolitan Police has said Brexit will not weaken the UK’s security measures or make the country more vulnerable to terrorist attacks.

Majority of Swedes Think Media Lies About the Impact of Mass Migration
The majority of Swedish voters believe the media is dishonest about problems mass inward migration and the government's 'open doors' policy of allowing in anybody who presents at the borders without even cursory checks has deliered in Swedish society, according to research presented by the nation’s Institute of Media Studies.

Obama’s Climate Change Leaves A Lot To Be Desired It is customary for US Presidents, when they leave office either having served two terms, been defeated in an election, or of their own volition, to fade quietly into the background. This is largely good manners, for an ex President to appear to be trying to intervene on political issues and influence events or public opinion is not only undignified, it is socially divisive ...

‘Why is My Curriculum White?’ Campaign Forces Oxford Uni to Introduce Compulsory Black History Exams


Britain’s oldest and one of its most prestigious universities has come over all Brack Obama and yielded sanity and academic impartialityto politically correct bigotry from a National Union of Students (Special Snowflake branch)campaign with rejoices in the title, ‘Why is my curriculum white? The snowflakes who are mainly white themselves but are too thick to have noticed that, are protesting against the alleged “Eurocentrism” of history teaching.

Obama Trumped As He Tries To Persuade Germans He's Still President
As the political system in Britain seems to be falling apart ahead of the election, the mess in America seems to get worse and worse because delusional Democrats just can't accept that they lost the election last November

"Watershed Moment" In US - EU Relations, Merkel Says Europe Can No Longer Rely On America
Only hours after Donald Trump infuriated Angela Merkel and the rest of his G-7 peers by refusing to endorse the Paris climate treaty, the US President has done it again. Hausfrau Volksfuhrer Merkel has now decided Europe can no longer rely on the USA to commit military support to EU nations that do not pay their NATO subs, should they come under attack, he has done it again ...

Merkel Furious After Trump Refusal To Toe The Party Line Causes G-7 Failure To Agree To Agree On Climate Change
So things dod not go according to the New World Order plan at Donald Trump's first G-7 summit, where the US president refused to be pushed around by leaders of second division powers including German Chancellor Angela Merkel and new French President Macron. The G7 was downgrated from the G8 because of Vladimir Putin's obstinacy in resisting Obama's efforts to depose the Assad regime in Syria, now appearsd to be heading towards further diminuition as the G6.

Intelligence Agencies Admit 23,000 Jihadis Live In Britain; 3,000 Pose "Imminent Threat"
After failing to act against known terrorist suspects and thus foil the two terror attacks to hit the U.K. this year – both carried out by jihadis who were known to U.K. authorities and were on 'watch' lists, intelligence agencies have identified 23,000 potential jihadis living in Britain, according to a report published in the Times today (27 May).

UK Government Ignore Terrorists Linked to Manchester Massacre for Decades
Salman Abedi, the Manchester suicide bomber responsible for killing 22 people at the end of an Aleana Grande concert at Manchester Arena was previously known to British security and intelligence agencies. In fact, as we reported yesterday, UK Security Services had been warned of his jihadist sympathies many times over a five year period.

Democrats Russia-Trump Claim Collapses. CIA Director Tells Hearing Hillary, Not Trump Collaborated With Russians
Since the defeat of Washington insider and the anointed of The Military / Industrial Complex, Hillary Clinton by billionaire businessman, TV star and all round loudmouth Donald Trump, the Democrats, bad losers like all left wing parties have been levelling trumped - up accusations of collaborating with Russia at Trump. It started before votes were cast of course, when Clinton's campaign accused the Russians of hacking private servers

Manchester Bomber Repeatedly Reported to Authorities over Five Year Period
In the wake of the Manchester Arena bombing it has emerged that police and security services failed to act on numerous over five years that suicide bomber Salman Abedi was a potential terrorist. Had law enforcement authorities not been such pussies thay are afraid of being called racist, Abedi’s deadly terror attack might well have been prevented, according to information from independent investigators.

Hillary Clinton's Crimes Are Much Worse Than We Thought

Congressman Trey Gowdy, who has a reputation in Washington for asking questions the rich and powerful do not want to answer has confirmed what was hinted at in a leak a few days ago, namely that the crimes Hillary Clinton is implicated in (including corruption, electoral fraud, abuse of office for personal gain and perjury) are "much worse than first thought." Details emerging from the investigation into her emails are soon to go public ...

Let's Burn Down The Universities
It should be clear to all reasoning people with the ability for critical thinking that a pattern of cultural warfare has been unfolding against the Western world since at least the end of World War Two. The contrast between what was then and what is now is stark and frightening. It should serve as all the evidence we require to make the final determination about what has been happening.

‘US, EU Kill People In Name Of Human Rights Concerns’ – Philippines President Duterte
“There’s not even a whimper” when powerful nations bomb civilians or “invent” WMDs to invade other countries, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte told Maria Finosha of RT, in an interview this week. Duterte complained that the West pretends to care about human rights only when it suits the globalist agenda. Duterte visiting Moscow this week.

East Libyan forces launch strikes after air base attack
East Libyan forces have killed a number of military personnel loyal to the UN backed Government of National Accord (GNA) in a series of air strikes in the southern region of Jufra, according to reports from Reuters and AFP, three days after dozens of their men were killed in a surprise attack on an air base.

France: Women In Paris Suburb Protest Over Sexual Harassment
Women in an eastern Parisian district, angry at the failure of the city authorities to act on complaints of sexual harassment have staged demonstrations and launched an online petition (which gathered 7,000 signatures in 24 hours,) over what they call a “male den” in their neighborhood, where women are routinely subjected to physical harassment and sexist taunts.

US-led strike against Syrian government forces ‘unlawful’ says Russia
When news came that the Syrians were advancing towards American bases things looked serious. And then a US-led coalition strike on a pro-government convoy in Syria, branded by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov as illegitimate and representing yet another violation of Syria’s sovereignty, appears to have dashed any hopes of a diplomatic resolution to the conflict.

Globalisation And The Destruction Of Civilisation
Despite repeated assertions that this blog does not align itself with either of those anachronistic labels, left and right, our oppositions to globalisation (an attack on benefits the early trade union movement fought for,) and our support for controlled borders and strict vetting of immigrants we are often accused by those who like to label themselves 'left' (because it sounds cuddlier) ...

Political manoeuvering behind India’s anti-corruption crackdown
Although people in India are cautiously welcoming the ongoing anti-corruption raids on opposition party leaders and their families, viewing them as proof of the federal government’s resolve to fight corruption, others see what has been happening as amounting to a political vendetta by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party

Oh Shit. Russian-Backed Syrian Troops Advance on U.S. Base in Syria
As the latest distractions, the false flag cyber attack and the completely unsupported allegations from Democrat friendly mainstream media that Donald Trump fired former FBI director James Comey because the president has a sinister closet of Russian skeletons to hide from the public look increasingly risible, the United States' latest middle east misadventure is another step towards direct military confrontation with Russia in Syria.

Murdered DNC Staffer Seth Rich Shared 44,053 Democrat Emails With WikiLeaks: Report
Ever since Donald Trump defeated Democratic Party candidate hillary Clinton in the US Presidential Election, Democrats have based their efforts to make a case for having the result overturned on unsubstantiated allegations that the Trump campaign worked with Russian intelligence officials to undermine the 2016 Presidential Election thereby 'stealing' the White House from Hillary Clinton.

Ukraine’s Breakaway Donetsk Province Seek To Join Russian Federation
some more level headed commentators on world affairs have speculated on how long it would be before the leaders of the Donetsk and Lugansk breakaway regions would finalize their spilt with Ukraine by seeking to join the Russian Federation. The two regions in eastern Ukraine both have ethic Russian majorities and were strong supporters of the democratically elected pro – Russian government overthrown by a CIA engineered coup in 2014

Rotherham Child Rape Victim Was Told Not to Mention Ethnicity of Attackers; Says ‘Authorities Did Nothing’,

A victim of abuse in the now notorious Muslim grooming gang scandal in Rotherham, Yorkshire, said she first reported being raped when she was 13 years old, but authorities did nothing and told her not to mention the ethnicity of the attackers.

NYU Accidentally Exposed NSA Encryption Busting Code To The World
So how did that global cyber attack happen? The evidence points to its having originated in the USA and don’t rule out a false flag because the military – industrial complex are desperate for war in the middle east, so if some new terrorist group with a scary sounding name like Al Evilbastard death-to-the-infidel Front claims responsibility be suspicious, very suspicious.

Former FBI Chief Comey Caught In Another Lie, He Buried Evidence Of Spying On Trump
Evidence given in a congressional hearing revealed that former FBI director James Comey, recently fired by President Trump, seized and buried evidence that Trump was the target of government surveillance before he became president. Former FBI director Comey seized and buried volumes of information that demonstrated a wide-ranging government surveillance operation targeting Donald Trump before he became president ...

Mainstream Media Ignores Big Story In Hysteria Over Trump Firing Comey
The biggie in our view is the news that The Pentagon has asked for a big increase in the number of troops deployed in Afghanistan. After 16 years of repeating Einstein's definition of insanity by doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results the players who make up the American Deep State have learned nothing.

Politically Correct Thinking And The Threat To Free Speech
When I heard that the actor, writer, wit and raconteur Stephen Fry faces prosecution in Ireland for an alleged blasphemy contained in what seem to me fairly innocuous remarks, it reminded me that recently an anti blasphemy law was enacted in that so called liberal utopia, Canada. Blasphemy a crime in this secular century. What's going on?

Brexit Is Germany Dictating to Britain How We Will Trade With The World After-Brexit?
Germany offering Britain post-BREXIT access to the European market for an annual “fee”! Who do these sausage scoffers think they are? The German government might like to pretend otherwise but there are twenty six other EU member states involved in negotiating any post – Brexit trade agreement with the UK, and Germany is not overly popular with many of them.

Fake News? As We Suspected, Mainstream Media Are The Worst Offenders
We've heard a lot about Fake News throught 2016 and so far this year. Fake News is anything that was critical of Hillary Clinton and the Democrats, or anything that was supportive (even slightly so), or not totally biased against Donald Trump. Surrporters or impartial reporters of Bernies Sanders, Clinton's rival for the Democratic nomination, were similarly accused of using Fake News to discredit the Clinton campaign ...

Yemeni forces destroy Saudi military outpost in Jizan province
Yes, that other war in the middle east in still going on as Saudi Arabia continues its efforts to crush Yemen.On Sunday, Yemeni Ansarullah movement (the Houthi shia Muslim rebels) supported by Yemeni Army units loyal to Supreme Political Council (SPC) in the nation's capital Sana’a, attacked a Saudi army position in Jizan province near Yemeni border.

Nihilism The Real Winner In French Election
While the mainstream media and those who relish the prospect of living in a society best represented by the image of “a military boot stamping down on a human face forever” are celebrating the victory of the new Obama, the global elite’s office boy Emmanuel Macron in the French presidential election and proclaiming the death of nationalism, another, potentially more significant, story was emerging from the voting statistics.

Liberté, égalité, fraternité, inshallah?
If, as now looks certain, 'the empty suit' Emmanel Macron, the candidate with no partyu, no philosophy and no policies becomes President of France when the official announcement of the result is made, what will become of those French people who do not want Islamification to continue. Apart from being a globalist, pro European integration, mass immigration supporting apparatchik of the banking cartel, who know what kind of France Marcon's government will deliver

Russia, Iran, Turkey agree on Syria safe zones, opposition cries foul
In a move that excluded the USA and NATO from the decision making process on s middle east conflict, the major regional powers, on Thursday 4 May Russia, Iran and Turkey signed a memorandum on creating safe zones in Syria, while the delegation of the armed Syrian opposition walked out and shouted angrily after a new round of peace talks held in the Kazakh capital Astana.

France Warns Media Not To Publish Hacked Macron Emails, Threatens Criminal Charges
After a massive hack on the campaign of French presidential candidate, the former Golman Sachs banker Emmanuel Macron, 9 gigabytes of Macron-linked documents containing much potentially harmful information about Marcon’s personal finances were released on an anonymous pastebin website on Friday afternoon.

ISIS Tells French Muslims To Launch Election Day Attacks
ISIS has issued a 'fat arse' or whatever they call it, to Muslims in France to "kill candidates" and "burn down polling stations" as the country gets ready to vote in the second round of the presidential election on Sunday. An article published in the French edition of the terrorist organisation's monthly propaganda sheet “Rumiyah” calls on all Muslims in France to play their part in disrupting the democratic process,

White South Africans Are Preparing For "Removal of All Whites Within Five Years"
Back in March, the President of South Africa made a shocking suggestion, which left many white landowners fearing that they may face a race war in the near future. In a speech, Jacob Zuma announced that he wanted the government to begin confiscating white owned lands, before redistributing them to black South Africans. Zuma wants a “pre-colonial land audit of land use and occupation patterns” to help decide which lands need to be taken,

Is USA Preparing For Nucreal War With Russia?
That headline might look like sensationalist click bait to you, but the nuclear scientists who contribute to Bulletin Of The Atomic Scientists appear to think it is an accurate reflection of the US Government's current strategic thinking. The august joural that serves as the newsletter for members of their profession carries some very worrying news on US plans to modernise its nuclear arsenal.

Macron’s ‘Deplorables’ Moment? French NWO Candidate Brands 8m Le Pen Supporters ‘Hateful Cowards’
Front - runner in the French Presidential election and pro-Federal-Europe estblishment candidate, the former Goldman Sachs banker Emmanuel Macron has lashed out at his opponents supporters, branding them "anti-France" and "true enemies". In a moment resembling Hillary Clinton’s infamous “deplorables” comment, M. Macron took to the stage at a 10,000-strong rally in Paris to dub Front National the "anti-France party", branding their supporters "fearmongerers" and "extremists".

Young First Time Voters Explain Why they Are Choosing Le Pen
Anti-mass migration French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has, surprisingly, attracted majority support among young voters. Two first-time voters explained why she appeals to them. The pair Sacha T. and Baptiste L, are casting their ballots for Marine Le Pen. They are part of a trend of French youth rejecting traditional parties, complaining that neither the socialists or the republicans speak to the young, Liberation reports.

EU Euronazis Raise Demand For Brexit ‘Compo’ To €100 Billion
Tensions between the UK and Europe escalated overnight after EU negotiators increased their demand for compensation from Britain’s for the anticipated effects of Brexit to €100 billion, (You can imagine Juncker and Barnier, dressed in Mao suits, sticking little fingers in the corner of their mouth and in silly voices intoning “One – hundred – billion – Euros ...

Survey Shows A Majority Of European Youth Would Participate In Uprising To Overthrow Status Quo

So a majority of young Europeans would join the revolution and overthrow the rulting elite? Unfortunately the silly, dumbed down little twats have no idea what they would replace it with. NYT's 'Impossible To Verify' North Korea Nuke Claim Spreads Unchecked By Media

In an article so laden with qualifiers it could have ben written by a couple of 'warmageddonist' climate scientists phishing for research grants, New York Times reporters David Sanger and William Broad (4/24/17) portrayed a Trump administration forced to follow the diktat of the military / industrial complex to the growing and impending threat posed by North Korea's nuclear arsenal.

UK Police Arresting Terrorist suspects Almost Every Day - Estimate 10,000 Jihadis At Lsrge In Britain
The Senior National Co-ordinator for Counter Terrorism has revealed that police are making terror-related arrests “on a near daily basis”. Meanwhile, a study estimates the number of Islamists in the country is “between 6,000 and 10,000”. Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu of the Metropolitan Police revealed the scale of the struggle police face to contain terrorism by home grown extremists in a statement to reporters ...

Brussels Foreign Affairs Chief Mogherini Still Wants Turkey to Join EU

EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini said in Malta on Friday that accession talks with Turkey have not been halted, following a Turkish referendum that gave President Erdogan dictatorial powers. Despite this rejection of the democratic principle all EU members are in theory expected to uphold, Mogherini still wants the predominently Islamic middle easter nation, to join.

Holocaust Comments Made by Her Deputy Dent Marine Le Pen's French Election Campaign Progress
Marine Le Pen's bid to emulate the Brexit and Trump shocks and in the face of adverse polling figures win election a risked a setbacks President of France received a potentially damaging blow on Friday (April 28) when her deputy, who is currently leading the Front National (FN) party leaving Le Pen to focus on her campaign was forced to step down in order to defend himself against charges that he shares the views of Holocaust deniers.

Champagne Socialists
I was once told by somebody who identifies herself as a supporter of the progressive left that giving dictionary definitions when a "progressive" uses a word or phrase wrongly is "something conservatives do." Unfortunately the people who corrected me were invariably wrong because rather than looking in Webster's or the Oxford English Dictionary they look only in Wiktionary. which at best only gives a part definition.

Senior Kremlin Advisor Suggests 'Cure For US Aggression'
The only way to stop the United States’ aggression is to get rid of dollar addiction, a Kremlin advisor said on Friday. "The more aggressive the Americans are the sooner they will see the final collapse of the dollar as the only way for the victims of American aggression to stop this aggression is to get rid of the dollar. As soon as we and China are through with the dollar, it will be the end of the United States’ military might," Sergey Glazyev said in an interview with TASS.

The Charge Of The Anti-enlightenment Brigade
I don’t know if many of you remember London's Atheist Bus a few years ago. It toured the city bearing adverts that read: ‘There’s probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life.’ and was a great success[ ... ] this demonstrates the Sheeple - like tendencies of those who claim they have reason on their side: the religious propagandist with the sandwich board saying ‘repent, the end is nigh' was always the subject of jokes. Why do the opposing side now feel the need to parade high tech sandwich boards saying, "no need to repent, the end isn't nigh'?

Donald Trump's Latest Appointment Exposes hypocrisy Of His 'Liberal' Opponents
We have said many times that liberals' and socialists' fondness for members of minority groups only extends to those minority group members who suppport every detail of the left wing politically correct agenda. The latest appointment by President Donald Trump to his administration proves this. The new Surgeon General appointee, Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams, a black fmale, would fill most of the criteria one would expect to make a liberal happy ...

When The Robots Rule The World
Economist and humanity hater (apparently) Paul Krugman takes up a subject that as a former Information Technology professional I have long been mildly concerned about. In these two blogs Futurism and Policy and The Conscience Of A Liberal) Krugman discusses the rise of robotics. How a big government authoritarian like Krugman can put a title that includes the words 'liberal' and 'conscience' to one of his justifications of economic Fascism is a testimony to the fact that you don't have to be either intelligent or even literate to be a university Professor

ISIS touts chemical weapons attacks, but Iraqis, US play it down
Islamic State may be on the brink of defeat in Mosul, but the terror group is determined to go down with all guns blazing. A few days ago the world was going crazy about the alleged chemical weapon attack by the Assad regime in Syria. But while European and American media and politicians were laying the outrage on with trowels, in Mosul, Iraq, the US backed 'moderate rebels' (the same ISIS afilliated guys as are our allies in Syria,) were attacking Asmerican and Iraqi government personnel with chemical weapons of their own ...

Threat Of Major Scandal Prompted Early Election Move – UKIP
Leaders of the (UKIP) have made astonishing claim that Prime Minister Teresa May’s calling an early General Election was done to pre-empt a series of by-elections that could be called following alleged electoral fraud. Accusing the Conservative government of “putting party before country”, UKIP appeared to suggest the scandal and ensuing disqualification of MPs could rob the government of its slender majority.

Russian Long Range Bombers Fly Within 36 Miles Of Alaska For Second Day In A Row
Like many people both in and outside the USA, our contributors hope for something better from President Donald J Trump, the businessman, the deal maker, than a quick return to the warmongering and belligerence of the Obama era. It was always obvious Trump would struggle to keep his campaign promise to disengage from Obama's wars, because Obama's wars were Bush's wars also, the profit engine of the military / industrial complex.

France arrests two men suspected of plotting 'imminent' attack ahead of polls
French police found guns and bomb-making materials during searches of suspected terrorist bases in the southern city of Marseille on Tuesday (April 18). Two men suspected of plotting a major attack days before presidential polls were arrested, sources with inside knowledge of police operations said. The weapons and bomb making tackle were discovered after the suspects – “radicalised) (i.e. Muslim) Frenchmen aged 23 and 29 – were taken into custody.The informants asked not to be named because they were not authorised to speak publicly.

What economists will never understand about Brexit
... soon childcare become an industry and ruled young mums out of taking part time work. If you work, you need expensive childcare. The response to this was another bureaucratic voucher system consuming vastly more money. This gradual appropriation and regulation of just about every facet of life has destroyed the voluntary ethos and in so doing has destroyed communities and made people entirely dependent on mechanisms of the state. Our welfare policy is an extension of this. The nationalisation of poor people.

As Uber Implodes Are Unicorns An Endangered Species?
Unicorns, they're fabulous, beautiful, mystical and infallible. And they have no substance to enable them to survive in the real world. I'm not talking about the Unicorns in fairy stories, like Tinkerbell they will exist in the real world as long as someone believes in them. No, I mean the high tech Unicorns that have emerged from Silicon (Silly con?) Valley in the past decade. It will take more than belief to preserve their existence.

All Is For The best In This The Best Of All Possible Worlds?The title is a phrase used to sum up the philosophy of Dr. Pangloss. "Dr. who?" you might well ask because few people today are likely to be familiar with Pangloss or his philosophies. Dr. Pangloss, you see, is a fictional character, friend and mentor to the main character in Voltaire's novel "Candide", his purpose is to highlight the foolishness of optimism in the face of reality.

The Rise Of Populism: an Explainer
It was obvious to anyone who has done even a little reading in the field of political philosophy that Barack Obama was a Marxist, not an economic Marxist but a political or cultural Marxist, whose thinking like that of The Frankfurt School and Saul Alinsky was based more on Marx's other book, The Communist Manifesto than on his impractical but good-looking-on-paper economic theories

Freedom Of Thpught And Information: Quotes
If the ruling elites want to establish global control they need to be able to control all information the general population have access to. The idea of controlling information in order to limit the ability to think and develop ideas served Hitler, Stalin, Mao Tse Tung and many other dictators well…

As Middle East Analysts Focus On Syria's Alliance With Russia, They Forget Assad's Other Friend
Since the Syrian civil war began analysts commented only on Syria’s alliances with the Russian Federation and the Islamic Republic of Iran. Both are important allies in President Assad’s struggle against Islamic extremist rebels, but they are not his only powerful friends. Interviewed by Chinese media last month, Assad called China, “a real friend, a friend that you can rely on.”

FBI Director James Comey Tried To Reveal Russian Tampering Months Before Election
When the eventual winner of the presidential election, billionaire Donald Trump (and the fact that Trump is a billionaire should tell you he's no angel himself) introduced into his campaign rhetoric the phrase "drain The Swamp" it seems he had littley idea how big, deep or rotten the swamp left behind by the Obama administration would actually be.

Hungary Passes Law Targeting Soros University
Hungarian lawmakers from Prime Minister Viktor Orban's Fidesz party approved a law that could force a university founded by financier George Soros out of the country despite a protests from Soros hirelings and condemnation abroad. The legislation passed with 123 votes in favor and 38 against, while 38 deputies did not vote.

AGENT REFUSED OBAMA’s HUSH MONEY & Just REVEALED THE DEPTHS OF OBAMA & HILLARY’s TREASON
In testimony last year to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, ICE Agent Taylot Johnson said she was stripped of her gun and badge without explanation after discovering fraud and abuse. She was then offered hush money in the amount of a severance package of $100,000 if she would just sign a non-disclosure agreement and quietly go away.

Will Big Data" Make A Centrally Planned Economy Possible?
Though the Marxist ideal of a centrally planned economy has been discredited everywhere both communist and socialist economic systems have been implemented, only to fail in chaos with the gap between rich and poor wider than ever and the poor reduced to penury. Both in theory and in practice, the notion of the all powerful central run by the academic and managerial class ought to have been completely buried.

Left In Denial About Europe's Immigrant Problems
In January 2015 The New York Times printed an article in which the author totally denied that there are "no-go-zones" - areas that are not under the rule of law but are controlled by immigrant criminal gangs and ruled according to sharia law by Imams linked to the gangs, and areas dominated by certain immigrant groups into which state security agents, medical staff and firefighters dare not go ...

Moscow And Beijing Join Forces To Bypass US Dollar In Global Markets, Shift To Gold Trade
Throughout this omnibus volume we have been reporting for several years on the moves by Russia, China, their allies and other nations in the Asia - Pacific zone to bypass the US dollar as the reserve currency for global trade. We have now learned the Russian central bank opened its first overseas office in Beijing on March 14, marking a majot step towards forging a Beijing-Moscow alliance to bypass the US dollar in cross border trading, and to phase-in a gold-backed universal currency of trade.

Deep State Control:Free Speech Is Under Attack And Journalism Is Dead
What has happened to the news. At one time the news press referred to itself as 'the fourth estate', a reference to the three estates of the nation, the government, The Monarchy and the church The news and commpent journals assigned to themselves the task of objectively and impartilly holding the others to account by investigating the background to events and reporting the facts. No more it seems.

Police separate far-right & anti-fascist protesters in London
Twelve people were arrested in London today as police and protesters clashed at an anti-Islamic terrorism rally organised by nationalist groups Britain First and EDL. The protest was held under the banner "London Under Attack," by Britain First, along with the anti-immigration group English Defence League (EDL), to “protest against radical Islamic terrorism.” a reference to the recent terror attack in London in which a police officer on guard duty outside the parliament building was stabbed to death and

Russia Fears Possible US Preemptive Nuclear Attack
American Intelligence Services like to brand Russia, China, Iran or North Korea as the greatest threat to world peace, according to whichever new conflict they are trying to sell to the American public. This thirst in Washington and the boardrooms of defence contractors for endless war is actually the greatest threat to world peace, stability and security.

Swedish Man Prosecuted for Assaulting Muslims with Bacon
A Swedish man has been arrested and charged with racism after being accused of eating bacon in proximity to a group of veiled Muslim women. The alleged offence occurred in the Swedish capital of Stockholm last weekend. The Swede, who has not been named by media or the police, is said to have approached the women, on a train while he was eating a bacon sandwich. He is alleged to have dangled the bacon in front of their faces

Canada Ruled By Politically Correct Stupidity?
On Thursday, March 23, the Canadian Parliament passed a blasphemy law specifically designed to protect Islam, which is unprecedented in Western democracies, where free speech is a right and freedom of worship includes the right to criticise and even mock all religions. Al-Jazeera reported on Friday, the previous day's vote condemned "Islamophobia and all forms of systemic racism and religious discrimination."

Space Travel…Will This Eventually Become A Reality?
The very concept of sending people into space has always been an interest to me, not because I actually believe it will happen, but just with the thoughts of how far we would have to advance, technically in order to achieve such a quest. I was reading an article which spoke of someone who was wondering if we would ever form colonies in space, and I felt compelled to respond. This was my response.

Boat Migrants Landing in Italy ‘at a Pace Exceeding Anything We’ve Seen Before’
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) estimates 20,484 migrants have arrived in Europe by sea since the beginning of 2017, with numbers now averaging around 3000 per day and increasing as spring brings better weather. These numbers put Italian arrivals well ahead of the total for the first three months of 2015 (10,165) and the first three months of 2016 (18,777)

How to stop Google tracking your every move
Do you ever get the feeling you are being watched or followed? OK, it could possibly be because you are paranoid but more likely you’ve noticed a few things that are just beyond creepy when you are using the web and particularly Google services. For example, has an advertisement for a product or service ever popped up on your screen just after you were talking to someone about it?

Men Menstruate? Latest Dickheadedness From The Legion Of The Dickless
Yes you read that headline right, the GayBLTQetc. lobby propagandists are now pushing the most preposterous idea yet in their determination to make unequal things equal. A colouring book aimed at children in the age range that use colouring books floats the idea that men can have periods.

Wikileaks: Clinton Campaign Team Bribed Republicans To Smear TrumpThe latest batch of electronic documents release by WikiLeaks contain email that appear to show  Hillary Clinton campaign staffers bribed 6 Republicans to discredit Trump during the Presidential election campaign. John Podesta, who worked as Chair opf the Hillary Clinton campaign wrote to Huma Abedin, Hillary's personal assistant regarding the possibility of diverting Clinton campaign funds to various Republicans who were secretly on the Clinton payroll.

Chemtrails Exposed - NASA has admitted weather modification experiments
We know that since World war Two ended governments have been engaged in experiments to control weather, they know we know, so why keep denying it. Repeated denials of projects like chemtrail spraying and HAARP have only spawned more, and more outlandish conspiracy theories. So what is going on?

Australian Aborigines and Eurasians Left Africa at the same time?
One of the internet memes propagated a broadcast by the Church Of Scienceology cult, those closed minded people who believe science is infallible omnipresent and omniescent is the "Weez Aalz From Afrireekaa" fallacy, so when I spotted online an article reporting a news study which, relying heavily on guesses and assumptions, made a case that all humans living outside Africa were put there by a mass migration between 50,000 and 60,000 years ago ...

EU punishes Turkey For Repairing Relations With NATO Public Enemy No1 Russia
Leaving aside the current spat between The Netherlands and Turkey which is a different thing altogether, The EU’s diplomatic service is currently trying to punish Turkey for seeking better relations with Russia, after their supporting different sides in the Syria conflict brought the two nations close to war. It is true that NATO member Turkey has recently shown less commitment to the West, but there are probably good reasons for this ...

Does It matter If The Dollar Is Replaced?
While mainstream media in the developed world continues to agonise over the Trump presidency, the rise of nationalism in Europe and the threat they pose to the global elite, important changes are happening within the strategic triangle of Russia, Iran and China, which has been engaged in economic manoeuvres to replace the US dollar as global reserve currency for a decade.

White Girl Is Burned Alive, 17 Black Gang Members Arrested. Mainstream Media Blanks The Story Remember how the Social Justice Warriors of the politically correct 'left' screamed when a young black man named Trayvon Martin was shot by Hispanic George Zimmerman, because it was assumed someone named Zimmerman would be white? Remember how they wailed and stirred up civil unrest when a black man was shot by white cops in Ferguson, Missouri, automatically assuming the the killing was racially motivated. more >>>

The University Formerly Known As Cardiff Polytechnic Published List Of Forbidden Words Cardiff Metropolitan University formerly known as Cardiff Polytechnic may not be a seat of learning on a par with Oxford, Cambridge, Heidelberg, The Sorbonne or Princeton but when it comes to politically correct idiocy it is at the right up there with Harvard, Uppsala, University of California or The London school of Economics more>>>

Things Are Getting crazier In USA As Trump Supporters Push Back Against Obamas Silent Coup

A congressional investigation has revealed that the Obama administration channeled billions of dollars to activist groups through a Department of Justice slush fund scheme. “It’s clear partisan politics played a role in the illicit actions that were made,” Republican Representative John Ratcliffe of Texas told Fox News. “The DOJ is the last place this should have occurred.” more >>>

Donald Trump Just Exposed Obama for HORRIBLE Crime! HERE IS THE PROOF!!
As the first scandal to hit the Trump Administration, the truped-up accusations that team members had contact with Russia was splashed over mainstream media, American liberals were quick to claim (dishonestly) that the Obama administration had been scandal free. The “scandal-free” Obama’s may finally have just been caught red-handed. This morning President Trump took to Twitter from the Mar-a-Lago resort to reveal a HORRIFYING crime committed by Barack Obama right before he left office: Political wiretapping!
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Are Spineless, Snivelling Liberal Scum Sucker Bringing Back Blasphemy Crimes To The West For The Sake Of Sucking Up To Islamic Extremists?
All the signs suggest the Western democracies are submitting to presure from Islamic extremists and reviving blasphemy laws, but applying them only to those who insult Islam. We are still free to be obscenely disrespectful to Christianity, Judaeism, Hinduism and buddhism. Canada and Denmark are leading the way back to medieval religious oppression ...more >>>

Jacob Rothschild Says Putin “A Traitor To The New World Order”


Jacob Rothschild, patriarch of the megarich banking family, and a leading proponent of the drive to create a global authoritarian government made up of people drawn from the corporate and financial elite, has accused Russian president Vladimir Putin of being a "traitor to the New World Order". Evidence we have suggests the elitist conspiracy sees Russia as an obstacle that must be removed before its plan for a global government can be completed more >>>

Katie Hopkins Reports From Hellacious Sweden, ‘Where Females Fear to Tread’
A news feed filled with reports of the rape and assault of Sweden’s young women, some inexplicably streamed live on Facebook by the gang as they attacked. Other reports filed quietly away in a box marked unmentionable: the rape of a 12-year-old unaccompanied immigrant by a so called fellow 'unaccompanied minor' immigrant who later bragged he was 45.

Junk Food Killing Kids? We often hear about the plague of obesity from talking – head ‘nutrition experts’ on TV, but less is said about the other problem caused by a diet of junk food. On a typical teenager’s diet it is possible to develop both obesity and malnutrition. On the flip side, you have malnutrition. According to the United Nations (UN) special rapporteur, Hilal Elver, Ph.D., the impact of processed food on public health is “alarming.”

Report casts new doubts on WETC official story The controversy goes on, fifteen years later. While it ought to be obvious even to the most casual observer that the way the twin towers collapsed on 9/11 did not look as if it could be the result of a random strike (and Tower 7 was not hit by anything - well a careless sparrow maybe,) many people who should know better but are in awe of authority continue to scream conspiracy theorist at even those well qualified to challlence the official narrative.

Oslo Police Declare “We Have Lost the City”…Islam Has Taken Over
While attention has been focused on Sweden because of remarks made by US President Donald Trump, the apocalyptic level of culturally-enriched violence in neighbouring Norway and particularly in Grønland, a district of the capital city of Oslo. After years of unchecked immigration it looks more like Karachi, Basra, and Mogadishu all rolled into one than part of a Scandinavian capital. People sell drugs openly just next to the Grønland subway station.

American Journalists Who Travelled To Sweden To Debunk Trumps Comments About Migrant Violence Run Out Of Town by Migrants
Two journalists from Chicago who had travelled to Sweden with the intention of debunking Donald Trump's allegations that in Sweden's cities there are many immigrant dominated suburbs that have become trouble spots and 'no - go zones' for Europeans and that the country is a dangerous place to visit had to be given a police escort so they could safely leave an immigrant neighbourhood in Stockholm.

Germany Facing Mass Blackouts Because The Wind And Sun Won’t Cooperate
Germany’s power grid came close tp collapse in January because the poor performance from sustainables, wind turbines and solar panels which the Germany government encouraged heavy investment in, data from a major trade union leaked to German business newspaper Deutsche Wirtschasfts Nachrichten.

Courts Quietly Confirm MMR Vaccine Causes Autism
After decades of passionate debate, parents probably missed the repeated admissions by drug companies and governments alike that vaccines do in fact cause autism. For concerned parents seeking the truth, it’s worth remembering that the exact same people who own the world’s drug companies also own America’s news outlets. Finding propaganda-free information has been difficult, until now.

CIA Admists Using fake News To Subvert Democracy For Decades
Newly-declassified documents show that a senior CIA agent and Deputy Director of the Directorate of Intelligence worked closely with the owners and journalists of many of the largest media outlets. The United States Senate Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities found in 1975 that the CIA submitted stories to the American press.

Left Complicit In Violence Ripping Through Paris Migrant Neighbourhoods?
As rioting by immigrant populations spreads from the poorer areas of Paris to the city centre and civil unrest spreads throughout France, former special advisor to France’s interior ministry Hugues Moutouh has accused the left-wing political establishment of complicity in the violence raging through the country’s migrant-dominated suburbs.

Infant Twins Die Shortly After Being Vaccinated, Medical Board Rules ‘Just A Coincidence’
In this era of high tech health care and rapidly advancing developments of drug therapy, sudden infant death syndrome (cot death) is a rare thing in the developed world, around one per hundred according to World Health Organisation statistics. Given that, you might think the sudden and simultaneous deaths of twins might cause somne raised eyebrows among medical professionals ...

PARIS ERUPTS: Many streets are NO-GO ZONES As Immigrant Violence Spreads
Five large areas have been reduced to no go areas for the past five nights as masked men cause mayhem on the streets. Now there are fears the fall out from allegations of police brutality could spread all over the country as unrest in the city grows. Police were hit with molotov cocktails and the heavy metal balls used in the French game Petanque ...

J.K. Rowling Goes Silent After Getting Challenged To Put Her Money Where Her Mouth Is
JK Rowling, who wrote 7 great books for kids (and an absolutely shit one for grown ups) has become one of those annoying celebrities who thinks we all need to hear regularly from her on the topic of how to live our lives. she sees no reason why a superior being such as her should abide by the advice she dishes out to the rest of us.

Corruption: Paraphrasing Johnny Rotten, 'Never trust a fahkin' liberal'
As the 'liberal supporters of Barack Obama's hapless presidency and more recently the US Democratic Party's 2016 failed candidate 'Crooked Hillary' Clinton whip themselves into an ever greater frenzy over the hugely entertaining antic of President Trump, An editorial at Investors Business Daily may end up being considered by historians as defining exactly why the Obama administration failed so catastrophically ...

Is a Global Wide Cash Ban Coming?

Anyone who has been paying attention over the last four years knows the Europe is ground zero for Central Planning insanity. Europe was created as a union with open borders with the open flow of capital. However, the elites have clearly demonstrated that they are willing to lie cheat and steal in order to maintain their agenda.

Trump Foiled Soros' Master Plan to Impose New World Order - Hedge Fund Manager
President Donald Trump came to power just in time to prevent George Soros and Hillary Clinton achieving a secret Trans Pacific trade deal, that would have transferred sovereign rights to global corporations Wall Street hedge fund manager and financial analyst Mitch Feierstein told Sputnik. George Soros and Clinton Inc. were nearly able to declare the ‘New World Order’ complete" hedge fund manager Feierstein, said on Tuesday.

TIME Magazine runs vile hit piece against Robert Kennedy Jr. for daring to tell the truth about mercury in vaccines
When newly inagurated President Donald Trump appointed Robert Kennedy, Jr. to head a commission to investigate and report on vaccine safety, it was inevitable the Big Pharma Corporations, the big money interest behind them, and their 'pet poodle' scientists would hit back and try to undermine the initiative. That it would happen so quickly, with higly respected fake news publication Time magazine lining up its biggest hitters to smear Kennedy's reputation

The War On Cash Intensifies In Response To Trump and Brexit
It appears Europe is charging towards a cashless society. Just days after Davos’ elites discussed why the world needs to “get rid of currency,” the European Commission has introduced a proposal enforcing “restrictions on payments in cash.” – because only terrorists and drug-dealers need cash (nothing at all to do with totalitarian control over a nation’s wealth) – we are not surprised that this proposal from the European Commission would appear…

French Finance Minister Says UK’s May Is Not In A Position To Negotiate With Trump You have to wonder just who the testicularly deficient little pen pusher of the failing EuroNazi project think they are. What do they not understand about Brexit that enables them to think they can still tell us what we can and can’t do? They may have got away with it while cottaging Prime Minister Blair or Old Etonian bum boy Cameron were in charge ...

Obama’s Gone, But His Genocidal Wars Go On
Continued fighting in Yemen between Houthi rebels seeking to overthrow the tyrannical Sunni Muslim government and ground and air forces of the SSaudi Arabian led coalition backed by the Obama administration in the USA killed at least 66 people in 24 hours, medics and security sources said on Sunday.
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Inauguration crowd size lies: The Hypocrisy Of Mainstream Media Is Infinite When They Can Publish Shite Like This


Trump and liberals exchange insults over wether the inauguration audience for Trump was bigger than Obama's or not. It's hard to know which side is lying, probably both of them.
Liberal hypocrisy

‘Integrate or Leave’: As Wilders Surges in Polls Dutch PM Ramps Up Migrant Rhetoric


Just one day after polls which gave Geert Wilders’s insurgent populist party a nine-point lead on the ruling conservatives, Prime Minister Rutte took out a full page advert and spoke in an interview with Dutch daily Algemeen Dagblad to tell migrants they should integrate or leave, and to issue a call for a return to “common decency”.

Soros Is Responsible for Europe's Immigration Crisis Says Hungary's Viktor Orban
With Britain's Conservative Government pressing ahead with a 'hard Brexit agenda, and the Trump administration setting abou demolishing the expressway to socialism Barack Obama had spent eight years contruction, there is a lot of speculation and precious little hard evidence to indicate where the globalist elite, having seen their ambition for a world government thwarted will go next.
More Soros mischief

Post Trump and Brexit, Predicting The Globalists Next Move
Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has made the American billionaire and philanthropist George Soros for the current refugee movements in Europe with responsibility. "This invasion (of migrants) on the one hand steered from the tractor business, on the other hand of those (human) activists who support everything that the nation-states weakens,
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The role of cosmic electric currents in earth’s climate
If you’ve been following the growth of the Electric Universe movement, you know that this growth is due largely to the power of a new paradigm to explain things left unexplained by conventional theory. The greatest surprises of the space age are not surprises to researchers exploring the role of the electric force across the cosmos. Nor is it surprising to see the electric force at work close to home, both in the sculpting of planetary surfaces and in the evolution of life on earth ...

The Reality Of Globalism - World Trade Has Increased By Less Than 1% Annually In The Last Decade
There can be little doubt that 2016 was the year the great pushback against globalisation and the push towards an authoritarian world government (NWO) really got off the ground. Fears that the world is on the edge of rejecting globalization and a global economy, with its false promise of prosperity for all and its reality of an ever widening gap between rich and poor have dominated ...

World Bank Aims to Hand Over Seed Industry to Agribusiness
Today Donald Trump will be inaugurated as 45h President of The United States, his victory in the November election having been a major setback to those dark forces that give the impression only one more big push was needed to drive the world into accepting a global authoritarian government. Trump's victory, combined with 'Brexit' the vote by British citizens to leave the EU, combined to make 2026 a bad year for the globalists.

The Left In Meltdown
As the UK Labour Party crumbles into complete disarray with it’s leader, the sixty – eight year old perpetual student protestor Jeremy Corbyn proving a more divisive figure than any of his predecessors, as he sacrifices more and more votes on the altar of fashionable causes, and the EU, natural successor to Hitler’s European unification project falls apart in the face of resurgent cultural nationalism, it is quite satisfying to see ...

Fake News and fake Fake News
The buzz phrase this past month has been ‘Fake News’ as over in the USA the Donald Trump camp have had to swat away repeated attempts to smear and the discredit the victor in the 2016 Presidential Election and supporters of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, unable to accept their team lost because people rejected perpetual war and ...

Obama Has been An Inspirational President?Well He Probably Inspired More Suicides Than Any Other Obama’s greatest achievement perhaps it to have put Donald Trump in The White House. Whether you think this is a good or bad thing depends on your political stance. This blog is neutral, our view being that Trump can’t be a worse president than any of the three that preceded him.

Over 4000 Civilians Have Died In Forgotten War.
As attention has focused on Syria ans then on the efforts of the Obama administration, in its dying months, to avenge the defeat of the anointed successor Hillary Clinton and discredit the election victor and President - elect Donald Trump, and simultaneously demonize Russia and President Putin

NEW CHAINS FOR OLD
The problem with losing your chains is knowing what to do when you are free to act without them. The answer most people choose should not really be all that surprising.

Former UK Ambassador Says Obama's 'Russian Hacking' Claims Are Bullshit
Former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan, Craig Murray, who has always publicly opposed the demonization of Russia by United States and European Union official propaganda and has in the past collaborated with WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange to expose western propaganda as being aimed at persuading voters war with Russia and China,is justified has dismissed the CIA's claims that Russia interfered in last month’s presidential election as "bullshit"

An Item In Todays News About US Gov't Internet Security Hack has Tipped Our Editor Over The Edge
The US election was on November 8, by November 12 it should have gone away, but the Democrats, proven crooks and liars who crookedly rigged their own selection process to cheat a man who could have beaten Trump out of the nomination and ensure their candidate was the traitor, war criminal, liar, AND head of the Clinton Crime Syndicate Hillary Clinton as their candidate.

Democrats Russia Hacked Us and Failed Recount Campaign is Political Suicide. The US Democratic Party’s inability to accept that they lost the Presidency to Donald Trump is turning into a slow polictical sucicide. The party that has always been quick to scream ‘conspiracy theorist’ to discredit critics of its dealings with oversreas governments and foreign billionaires like Soros has revealed in its efforts to overturn the result by claimING that Russian hacking influenced voters in favour of Trump.

Oxford University wants to turn English into a sterilized Orwellian language
Oxford University, one of the oldest universities in the world and, one might think, the 'home' of the English language is now, it seems, engaged in a New World Order campaign to destroy the English Language. It appears the finest young minds in society are so deeply offended by words that remind them men and women are biologically they, backed by their fuckwitted Marxist lecturers and professors, are demanding gender specific pronouns be abolished.

I Was Right - Gravilty Does Not Exist

Well OK, saying gravity does not exist is a bit of an oversimplification, but there is strong evidence Isaac Newton's theory of what makes things fall to the ground, which does not attempt to explain how gravity makes things fall, but only states gravity is a natural force, really misunderstood what was going on.

France Falling Apart As The World Looks On
France will elect a new president in May 2017. Politicians are already campaigning and debating about deficits, welfare recipients, GDP growth, and so on, but they look like puppets disconnected from the real country. Violence. It is spreading. Not just terrorist attacks; pure gang violence. The media does not dare to say that this violence is coming mainly from Muslim gangs

The Internet Purge Of Politically Incorrect (aka truthful) Content Begins
Facebook, Google (owners of YouTube) and Microsoft have long been known as CIA collaborators and it has been acknowledged that Obama's move in divesting the US government of responsibility for ICANN allows The White House to make outraged noises about suppression of free speech while using Search Engine Operators as proxies to shut down anything challinging US and NATO propaganda (on the grounds no doubt that challenging the politically correct orthodoxy constitutes hate speech.)

UK Education: Ofsted, Not The Government, Is Blighting Poor Pupils’ Chances
Experienced teacher say it is possible to teach effectively with that kind of a workload and although such working hours are common in business and commerce, people in those sectors do not have to deal with stupid, snotty nosed, hormonally hyperactive adolescents.

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