29 November 2009
Cilmate Change Science Scam Exposed
Climate Change Science U Turn
The Top UK Climate Change team at the University Of East Anglia, in an unexpected U turn after the "climategate" leaked e-mails scandal has agreed to publish all its data. One scientist identified as a climate change sceptic (aka Heretic) by the e-mails, David Holland, has said that for many years he argued that the "science" just did not work. So aggressive were the efforts to supperss his work made him fel like a David taking on the Goliath of the scientific establishment.
The Daily Stirrer has always said we felt the academic community in this field was far too cosy with groups who had a vested interest in speading fear and panic in order to profit from it.
Meanwhile in Scotland On Sunday one of the high priests of the Church Of Climate Change gives us an example of that fear and panic. He claims that if the Cpoenhagen Jolly Old Piss - Up for world leaders fails, 95% of the global population may die.
Yeah, MAY die. And Accrington Stanley may win the Premier League championship by 2020 and pigs might fly (except of course for those attending the Copenhagen summit who will never get their snouths out of the trough long enough to attempt a takeoff.)
Scientist warns of catastrophe if Copenhagen fails
The Daily Stirrer has not changed its stance on climate change. We still feel there is a huge problem. That problem is not te tesult of or even directly related to the carbon dioxide we pump into the atmosphere however. What has emerged recently and is becoming more apparent every day is that the science community were in cahoots with Corporate Control Freakery and political one - world authoritarianism all along. You can trust scientists less than bankers. Bankers are smart but dishonest, scientists as we have seen are stupid, small minded, blinkered and dishonest. Together however they have figured out that they must find another way of stealing money from us now easily extractable reserves of oil and coal are running out.
Climate change deniers deny nothing
The climate chane religion and its sacred cows.
Climate change whitewash covers dirty science
Climate change and the population explosion
Copenhagen: The real agenda.
Iceberg alley blues
Climate Change Menu
27 November 2009
Iraq Enquiry - Blair Guilt
The Chilcot inquiry into events leading up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq will not reach a staisfactory conclusion, of that you may be sure. A satisfactory conclusion would be the prosecution of Tony Blair for treason, for the way he put the interests of the American administration and his own interests ahead of those of the nation whose government he led.
Among the many tasty details the inquiry has offered in its first few days is confirmation of what most of us who take an interest in current affairs knew but Blair and his Labour colleagues have always denied; i.e. that Blair was party to plans to invade Iraq and impose regime change as much as a year before the invasion began.
We are also learning that Blair was told quite unequivocally there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, nothing that could quickly have been used to launch an attack on western interests outside Iraq. We all knew that at the time of course. What will be interesting is whether Blair knew he was lying when he insisted he believed Saddam's forces had such weapons or whether for most of the time he led Britain we was completely barking mad, totally and utterly stark raving bonkers in the head, a paranoid schizois mwgalomaniac?
READ revelations to the inquiry that will probably not be reported in mainstream media at Wikileaks.
How Saddam May Yet Win The War
The Third World War
Songs Of War
World Politics menu
25 November 2009
The Taliban Are Shafting Us Up The Khyber
As Barack Obama rehearses his speech to the American people in which he will declare victory and announce he is sending 35,000 extra troops to help organise the celebrations, news of how bad things are over there is starting to leak out.
Up to now we have heard little on the progress of the war strategy other than vague suggestions that the allies are really on top of the situation punctuated by reports of the latest British casualties.
It turns out however that the main supply route to the allied forces is by road convoy and the Taliban forces are so much in control we are losing 70$ of the stuff meant for our forces to their attacks. An additional 30,000 troops will just mean more food, military equipment and gadgets for the Afghans to steal. Given the trck record of the allies for incompetence in the face of danger, the warlords are probably steling our stuff and selling it back to us.
It's no surprise, everyone has seen historical movies like Carry On Up The Khyber, we know our boys are up against a highly motivated enemy in impossible terrain. What a pity Gordon Brown cannot get the message too.
With the war spreading into Pakistan and the level of support the Pakistani government are able to offer being eroded the only plan on the table is to seek an alternative route through other Central Asian Islamic nations. While these are not officially hostile they are not exactly friendly and the only way they will risk stirring up Islamic militancy in their own nations by allowing the allies access is if we pay them shedloads of money.
That is a great options for nations already on the verge of bankruptcy.
Obama may not be able to afford to lose this war but neither can he afford to win it even with British support. Time we looked after our own interests for a change.
Get the troops out now and end this insane Carry On.
Obama Talks The Talk But Dare Not Visit Afghanistan In Daylight
Todays mainstream news papers and broadcast bulletins are full of the Superhero Barack Obama's daredevil visit to Afghanistan. The man who liberated Libya single handed and took out Osama Bin Laden (or a Pakistani pensioner with a beard) in a daring solo raid behind enemy lines stormed into the Afghan capital, Kabul, made a speech that left hundreds of Taliban fighters dead and saw others fleeing for the mountains with their arses on fire then left again all in the space of ...
Gadaffi To Unleash A Wave Of Migrants On Europe
22 November 2009
Obama's Abject Servility
While barack Obama's recent tour of the far east is as usual being hailed as a great diplomatic triumph by the Politically Correct Thought Police who control the American media the reality is it came close to being a political disaster.
The leaders of China accepted the concessions offered by Obama and laughed up their sleeves, responding with the usual evasions, vague hints of future deals and stonewalling. The Chinese leadership find Obama so naive and inept in negotiations rumour has it they think he is a stand up comedian impersonating a President.
In Japan, in a completely misguided effort to show that under his presidency America will be more understanding of foreign customs, Obama showed his ignorance and utter disregard for the feelings of his host Emperor Akihito by bowing deeply as he shook the Emperor's hand.
Poor Akihito did not know how to respond to this completely inappropriate greeting from a head of state. One commentator had this to say:
My Japanese friends say that it was not only the US that cringed with embarrassment. The whole of Japan averted their eyes from the scene. The painfully deep bow he offered is known as the "Saikeirei". It is rarely seen in public as is meant to convey the most abject apology. To shake hands while performing the Saikeirei is the epitome of servility. Who on earth briefs Obama? What will he do next? Perhaps he will "moon" President Herman von Rumpty-Pumpy of Europe. On reflection, that might not be a bad idea.
Meanwhile American efforts to persuade Russia and China to support economic sanctions with Iran were met with derision. Russian regards Iran as a good neighbour and has no problem with the Islamic nation's nuclear ambitions and China re quite happy with the idea of America refusing to buy Iran's oil and will happily take all the Iranian's have to sell.
All Obama's efforts end in fiasco. Shouldn't his handlers wise up and make him leave the difficult stuff to Hillary Clinton?
Meanwhile on Planet Fantasy, Obama still behaves as if he is President Of The Entire Universe And Everything Else Besides rather than a rookie Senator in America who got lucky andwas ramrodded into the White House by big finance.
Here is another comment on a piece of Obama worship in the media that puts the man's performance into perspective.
Let Down By Hope And Change - Try Nihilistic Despair
Obama does not understand the need for deficit reduction
Obama is the real danger to the west
Hope and Change? The Reality Of Obama Is Hypocrisy And Cynicism
World politics roundup
20 November 2009
Has Global Warming Stopped?
Readers will know I claim to have been a climate change campaigner for over thirty years but have recently come to suspect the whole thing has been hijacked by governments trying to spead fear and panic to scare the voters into docile obedience and crackopt scientists who don't have a clue what they are talking about but are simply fishing for research grants, book deals and Nobel Prizes.
Here is a shock report from the very highly respected German newspaper Der Spiegel revealing that a major and well founded study has reported that global warning has not increased for the past ten years.
Climatologists Baffled By Global Warming Time Out
Stranngely this has not been reported in the mainstream media of the English speaking world where corporate puppets like Obama and Brown are relying on climate chance capitalism funded by our tax money to lead their economies from the brink of disaster.
Now it would be foolish to believe just one report but it does serve to remind us that contrary to what government, the science lobby and The Guardian would have you believe this debate is by no means concluded. The climate change evangelists case is based just as much on guesswork, assumptions and self interest as that of the climate change deniers. The truth is nobody has a clue what is going on.
Climate science is to blame for global warming
Scientist warns of catastrophe if Copenhagen fails
19 November 2009
Passionate About Equality, Not About Nursing
The increasingly authoritarian Labour government and their cohorts The Politically Correct Though Police are passionate about eqyality in public service employers. So much so they are eager to pay an equality rights officer twice the salary earned by a fully qualified nurse?
Passionate About Equality - If The Pay Is Right
The question we should be asking Labour candidates going into the next election is: "Why, when there is a shortage of qualified and specialist nurses, can they always find money to employ more pointless bureaucrats but cannot allocate the same funds to hire nurses.
Or if you want to be really awkward, you could ask why in view of the long standing difficulty recruiting people into nursing, a career that guarantes the emotional emotional stress of dealing with sickness and death as well as being physically hard work, they plan to drive more people away from that career choice by restricting entry only to people with degrees?
These are two very good examples of what it wrong with Labour and their addle brained politically correct idealistic thinking.
Non - jobs: A Career In Substance Abouse?
Nurses spend too much time bean counting
NHS patients are people not statistics
18 November 2009
Time To Think The Unthinkable
Two contradictory reports on climate change out today show again how truly divided on the issue the scientists are despite the claims of the Church Of Science lobby that everybody except a few cranks and people in the pay of the big oil companies are now agreed about anthropogenic climate change and only the rabid right are stopping the "scientific" solutions being implemented.
In fact the study that calls into question the glib, self serving assumptions of the conventional wisdom actually makes more sense. They do not deny that human activity has impacted the environment on the planet, they just call it question the "evidence" cited by their opponents which as so often with the work of modern academics gives the impression the project has been run by people who start from an answer and work backwards until they have a question that fits.
As the scientists have now wasted three decades on academic debate and as their proposed solutions are obviously geared towards making vast fortunes from taxpayer funded projects for the catastrophe capitalists who fund their work we should look at a bigger picture.
By far the biggest cointribution to global warning comes from factors related to runaway population growth. Deforestation and industrialised farming are the culprits. So is it time to think the unthinkable?
Population Control and Climate Change
Climate Change Science Scam
Climate Change Deniers Deny Nothing
Government By Fear And Panic
We need Nuclear Power
17 November 2009
Afghanistan - Another Effing Fiasco
So Gordon Brown's Labour Government thinks our troops can be leave Afghanistan with honour by the end of 2010 do they?
How long has The Daily Stirrer been telling you these people are idiots? They never did have a very firm grip on reality and it is slackening all the time. Since the day George W bush decided to invade Afghanistan in retaliation for the terrorist attack on the World Trade Centre and the Sychphant in chief Tony Blair decided to follow him this project has ben an exercise in futility that has cost hundreds of lives and achieved nothing. On top of the Bus / Blair disaster the Obama / Brown sequel has only made matters a lot worse. From having to maintain an multination ocupation force that faced low level violence, following Obama's electoral promise to escalate the war and involve Pakistan, it was inevitable the west had two options, endless war or ignominious defeat.
As Obama, a weak, vain, solipsistic man, is absolutely to power and the celebrity it brings him (the first celebrity politician) defeat in Afghanistan is not something he can allow. A withdrawal of American and NATO troops leading, within weeks to a coup in which the corrupt, shambolic government of President Karazi is overthrown and replaced by the Taliban would be a crushing defeat for America and would lead to the unceremonious ejection of the incument from The White House in 2012.
Obama's advisors know that, even if the President continues to delude himself that his charm, intellect and persuasive prowess can persuade people to act against their own interests an in his. Solipsists create their own little bubble of reality but sooner or later the world must intrude.
So as the cost of war increases, the possibilities of developing an exit strategy become more remote. What will decide the issue eventully is the cost of war and its effect on budget deficits. As governments go more deeply into debt to fund war the banks and nations that hold the west's bonds rack up the interest rates. There are already very clear signs Britain and the USA are struggling to meet their interest payments and with each month that passes the public sector borrowing requirements are swelled by burgeoning welfare payments as unemployment contnues to rise and more public sector jobs are created to mask the true hopelessness of the situation.
When politicians make optimistic statements do not believe them. It is just a smokescreen to mask how bad things really are.
Beards Of Terror
Fear And Panic And HP Sauce
Government By Fear And Panic
World politics menu
16 Novenber 2009
Not So Wonderful Copenhagen
So world leaders have admitted there is no chance of the Copenhagen summit in December producing a deal that will save the world from climate change.
Hate to say it (we don't really, we love it) but we told you so.
Environmentalist George Monbiot admitted a few weeks back that the climate change activists are losing the argument. Is it any wonder, the solutions being offered so far include creating a global carbon trading market, pumping sulphur dioxide into the atmosphere with the known consequence that it will cause acid rain, other tinkering with weather patterns with unknown consequences, everybody becoming vegan, putting windmills on every hilltop and shore and all sitting in the dark when there is no wind.
Then there is the weakness of their arguments. If I argue against the windmills lobby I am accused of wanting to return to a medieval lifestyle. But how are wave, tide, run of river, marine current and solar generation medieval compared to windmills?
One of the arguments put forward in these columns by the climate change science lobby is that although the technologies may not be effective if we don't implement them the result could be worse than if we do. That is the argument of the truly desperate. Better the devil you know; if we do implement unproven solutions with catastrophic consequences will the last few humans, as they try to scratch a living from the barren earth thank us because at least we tried to do something. As nobody can predict what will happen the low risk approach of doing nothing with unknown consequences has to be better than the leap into the dark approach.
When it is argued that we neeed to adopt more labour intensive, lower carbon footprint ways of producing our food this too is derided but not only would it be more effective than all becoming vegetarians and living on hothouse grown, intensively farmed crops, it would provide many meaningful jobs in the post industrial world.
So the climate change evangelists are patronising, self righteous and unconvincing (and probably wrong as the signs are we have passed tipping point and all we can do is prepare for a rough ride. Is it any wonder they are losing the argument?
Change We Can't Believe In
All To Play For At Climate Summit
Is Copenhagen really about climate change or something more sinister
Copenhagen: Climate change, corruption and conflicts of interest
Copenhagen: The real agenda
Why the Copenhagen climate conference had to fail
Climate change roundup
The great wind turbine scam
Oil shale will not bring salvation
15 November 2009
Ex Soldier Faces Jail For Acting Properly
posted by Ian R. Thorpe
When an ex soldier in Britain found a gun in his garden he thought he wsas doing the right thing by taking it to the police station. Instead of being thanked he was arrested and charged with illegal possession of a firearm.
Britain's already draconian gun controls were tightened up considerably after the Dunblane school massacre about a decade ago. Possession of a handgun is now a strict liability in law issue: if somebody is found in posession of a gun they are guilty regardless of circumstances. Such a clause achieves nothing but to show the law is badly drafted (as is common in a society where politically correct thinking usually overrules common sense).
Read the details of this case in which the former soldier, who found a gun dumped in his garden, acted responsibly and contacted his local police station. The newspaer report extract below goes a bit beyond "fair use" but I don't think they will mind.
Ex-soldier faces jail for handing in gun
A former soldier who handed a discarded shotgun in to police faces at least five years imprisonment for "doing his duty".
Paul Clarke, 27, was found guilty of possessing a firearm at Guildford Crown Court on Tuesday after finding the gun and handing it personally to police officers on March 20 this year.
The jury took 20 minutes to make its conviction, and Mr Clarke now faces a minimum of five year's imprisonment for handing in the weapon.
In a statement read out in court, Mr Clarke said: "I didn't think for one moment I would be arrested.
"I thought it was my duty to hand it in and get it off the streets."
On the balcony of his home in Nailsworth Crescent, Merstham, when he spotted a black bin liner at the bottom of his garden.
In his statement, he said: "I took it indoors and inside found a shorn-off shotgun and two cartridges.
"I didn't know what to do, so the next morning I rang the Chief Superintendent, Adrian Harper, and asked if I could pop in and see him.
"At the police station, I took the gun out of the bag and placed it on the table so it was pointing towards the wall."
Mr Clarke was then arrested immediately for possession of a firearm at Reigate police station, and taken to the cells.
Defending, Lionel Blackman told the jury Mr Clarke's garden backs onto a public green field, and his garden wall is significantly lower than his neighbours.
He also showed jurors a leaflet printed by Surrey Police explaining to citizens what they can do at a police station, which included "reporting found firearms".
Quizzing officer Garnett, who arrested Mr Clarke, he asked: "Are you aware of any notice issued by Surrey Police, or any publicity given to, telling citizens that if they find a firearm the only thing they should do is not touch it, report it by telephone, and not take it into a police station?"
To which, Mr Garnett replied: "No, I don't believe so."
Prosecuting, Brian Stalk, explained to the jury that possession of a firearm was a "strict liability" charge therefore Mr Clarke's allegedly honest intent was irrelevant.
Just by having the gun in his possession he was guilty of the charge, and has no defence in law against it, he added.
But despite this, Mr Blackman urged members of the jury to consider how they would respond if they found a gun.
He said: "This is a very small case with a very big principle.
"You could be walking to a railway station on the way to work and find a firearm in a bin in the park.
"Is it unreasonable to take it to the police station?"
Paul Clarke will be sentenced on December 11.
Judge Christopher Critchlow said: "This is an unusual case, but in law there is no dispute that Mr Clarke has no defence to this charge.
"The intention of anybody possessing a firearm is irrelevant."
Acknowledgements to: This Is Surrey
A tough break for a man trying to be public spirited but I am surprised the Judge did not add insult to injury by saying, "Ignorance of the law is no excuse". Consider the implications here. The court seems to be suggesting Mr. Clarke should have left the gun where it was. Not only would it have been grossly irresponsibe to leave the gun in the bag once he knew it was there, had he done so he would still be technically "in possession" so long as the gun was on his property. The police, obsessed with targets and statistics saw this as a "crime detetcted and solved" opportunity. In the past twelve years the Labour government has created many such offences, they serve to mask the bureaucratic overload which has left only 2.5% of our police force available (from The Daily Telegraph) to patrol the streets and investigate serious crimes. Should you come across any reports of how successful the government have been in reducing crime rates for recorded crimes bear in mind this was mostly achieved by two simple expedients. Police no longer record many less serious crimes if there is little chance of catching the perpetrators and crimes committed by the under 16s are no longer counted.
Needless to say, no matter how many responsible citizens are convicted under the stupid law that put Paul Clarke in the dock, the bad guys never seem to have a problem getting hold of whatever weapons they want. I remember somebody saying to me a long time ago that in the future the police would be red hot on speeding, parking, littering and other minor misdemeanours at the expense of pursuing serious criminals. People who commmit those minor offences are not likely to have guns, knives or baseball bats with nails through the end.
It seems the prediction is coming true.
Guilty Of Doing The Right Thing
Government By Organized Crime
Stupid Criminal Of The Month
Psycho Benefit Fraud
Knife Crime - Missing The Point
Police Statistics Prove Scatisticians Are Innumerate
The Drug Dealer (comic verse)
13 November 2009
Need A Crisis? Just manufacture a Swine Flu Pandemic.
by Ed butt
The Daily Stirrer has always been sceptical about the Swine Flu epidemic. It first hit the news just before the G20 economic summit meeting of world leaders earlier in the year. The summit was ostensibly convened to hack out a solution to the global financial crisis but was in reality a front for the first step towards creating a world government. One of the delegates even went so far as to hint at this in a television interview. Asked if the task the summit had set delegates for the future was to create a global economy this man said, "Our task is to create a global culture."
Since then there has been much talk and a few covert commitments to work towards creating a new global trading currency and thus end the American trade hegemony. Although Barack Obama gave his backing to this at a meeting with representatives of the Bank Of International Settlements . Now the creation of a global currency will severely inhibit the freedom of nations to manage their own economies. In effect the governments of nations that sign up to this currency have ceded sovereignty to International Bankers and Financiers, the very people who are responsible for the mess the world is in.
Surely the voters in free nations will not stand by and let this happen? They might if they do not know about it - and whether the voters know about it depends very much on who controls information.
Everywhere we look in the free world we see governments exercising tighter control over the media. Everywhere governments are promoting the internet and new media to the detriment of traditional publishers and broadcasters. Why? Because it is much easier to control information on new media.
So how does this relate to Swine Flu? Like this:
Once the media is controlled the flow of information can be manipulated. The best weapon of governments with an authoritarian agenda is fear and panic. A fearful population is more easily controlled, more willing to comply with the diktat of the state than a population with free, unrestricted access to information.
So when the authorities, with the assistance of the few big players of old media and the enthusiastic help of the nerdy control freaks who own the near monopolies that bestride new media, need to bring populations under control all they need do is manufacture a crisis. Take a new disease, a mutation of the influenza virus which causes traditional winter flu and grossly exaggerate the dangers it poses. Millions will die, those who survive will face hardship as social systems collapse. Only the government can save us but to be successful they must have total obedience. We must all do exactly as we are told and question nothing.
There is talk of new laws to make a crime of refusing medication, of management of Labour, rationing of resources but opposition is silenced by predictions of the dire consequences of this disease becoming a pandemic. Then, SHOCK, HORROR, comes the announcement that the disease is a pandemic. How can this relatively mild disease be a pandemic the sceptics ask, where are all these millions dead?
Swine flu is officially a pandemic though, the World Health Organisation say so and they are doctors so we can trust them. Or can we. What if the World Health Organization redefined pandemic to suit the agenda of their political and corporate paymasters? Here is the traditional and widely accepted definition.
|An influenza pandemic occurs when a new influenza virus appears against which the human population has no immunity, resulting in several, simultaneous epidemics worldwide with enormous numbers of deaths and illness. With the increase in global transport and communications, as well as urbanization and overcrowded conditions, epidemics due the new influenza virus are likely to quickly take hold around the world (emphasis added). |
Now take a look at the new definition, the one the WHO now works to, the one the drug manufacturers and governments have based their campaign of fear and panic on.
|A disease epidemic occurs when there are more cases of that disease than normal. A pandemic is a worldwide epidemic of a disease. An influenza pandemic may occur when a new influenza virus appears against which the human population has no immunity. With the increase in global transport, as well as urbanization and overcrowded conditions in some areas, epidemics due to a new influenza virus are likely to take hold around the world, and become a pandemic faster than before. WHO has defined the phases of a pandemic to provide a global framework to aid countries in pandemic preparedness and response planning. Pandemics can be either mild or severe in the illness and death they cause, and the severity of a pandemic can change over the course of that pandemic (emphasis added). |
So what happened to "enormous numbers of deaths" and why is a relatively mild (in the vast majority of cases) illness necessitating nothing more than a few days off work and some non prescription drugs to relieve unpleasant symptoms being inflated into something we are told is a serious threat to us all as individuals and to our communities and societies? Obviously we cannot answer that but if anyone is taking bats our money is on it being about money and control.
Trust nobody, grab all the information you can get hold of and then think the problem through for yourselves, giving more weight to your own observations and to the experiences of others than you do to anything from bodies controlled by government or international organisations or corporate sources.
In the end, whatever you are told, unless you are sure it is in your best interests, follow the advice of the great Roman Stirrer Cicero and ask yourself Cui Bono? Who benefits?
Read the full story on how the U.N. WHO redefined "Pandemic" to facilitate the manufacture of a crisis.
Swine Flu Conspiracy
MMR vaccine scandal
MMR vaccine to be compulsory
Swine Flu Vaccine - Just Say No
Swine Flu - No Worries (humour)
Government By Fear And Panic
The cure for swine flu - clutch at a straw
Doctor, Doctor (comic verse)
12 november 2009
A-level Pass? Computer Says No...Exam Marking Insanity
Would the greatest writers of all time pass their English A Level exam. Not if a computer was marking, they wouldn't.
The Daily Stirrer makes it our business to invigilate the progressive education lobby for sings of loonyness. An we have to be honest, they keep us busy.
One of the most crackpot ideas to come out of the academic clique that supervises the dumbing down of standard was the recruitment of a marking computer to assess A level papers.
On being given samples of writing by great authors including Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Ernest Hemingway and John Donne the computer failed them all, dismissing John Donne's line "No man is an island." as incomprehensible.
A very atmospheric passage from Dickens was branded too repetitive as was a transcript of Churchills "Fight them on the beaches" speech.
Extracts from William Goldings "Lord Of The Flies" and Anthony Burgess' "A Clockwork Orange" were described respectively as "erratic" and "bizarre."
Apart from being pedantic the marking computer cannot cope with metaphor, colloquialism or handle stylistic variation. All of which shows that despite the lurid fantasies of computer scientists Artificial Intelligence is as far away as Intergalactic Travel.
It is nicely ironic that in an education system designed, it is claimed, to encourage creativity, creativity is frowned on. The system sems to be giving out the message, "You will be creative, but only as creative as we allow you to be."
Once again we see the underlying ideal of progressive education is control freakery.
Just as a final, satisfying, nail in the coffin of the computerized exam marker in its appraisal of Chuchill's speech it corrects the use of "might of" in the phrase "might of the German Army," advising the author it was an incorrect way of writing "might have" when in fact it is an abstract noun and perfectly correct. So did Churchill pass his A lavel?
Computer says No.
Read about the computerized exam marker at The Times
Decadent Exam Results Day
Best Day Of His Life
Generation Of Losers
A-level pass? Computer Says No
11 November 2009
Nuclear Power - The Next Generation
The government, with more than a hint of desperation announced yesterday that a new generation of nulear power stations will be built and special arrangements will be made to fast track the plannning process.
After thirty years of dithering, listening to know -nothing scientists and do nothing wierdie-beardies, short-termism and pandering to the profit motive our ruers have finally accepted we ned to build nuclear power stations to ensure supplies of reasonably clean electricity for the future. Some environmentalists will be horrified because they see the nuclear option as a scheme hatched by satan himself. In truth nuclear power is not as dangerous as scaremongers suggest but neither is it as cheap as was once thought. Still, coal and oil as well as being dirty and polluting are finite resources. We have to make alternative arrangements and the science lobby having as uual promised much if limitless sums of money were thrown at them have delivered little other than schemes to reinvent the wheel and crackpot ideas that are likely to do far more damage than the continued use of the fossil fuels coal and oil.
In the end we have no option other than to go nuclear
At Last The Government Gets It - We Need Nuclear Power
Climate Change Deniers Deny Nothing
Climate Change Science Scam
Small Nations Refuse To Kiss Obama's Arse
Wind Of Change
Nature Does Not Negotiate
Feel The Burn
10 November 2009
Labour's Orwellian Tendency Out Of The Closet.
In their desperation to establish a police state before they are thrown out of office for a long time the Labour Party today revealed plans to monitor the internet, e-mail and mobile phone activities of all free, law abiding British Citizens. The scheme is the brain Child of Labour's Politically Correect Thought Police
At enormous cost the minutiae of our daily electronic activities will be recorded and stored on a database. Some of us might be up to no good you see, we might be preaching sedition by criticizing government policy, we might be encouraging people to think for themselves, have a good time or even speaking to Conservative and Liberal Democrat supporters.
The supremacy of Labour and their politically correct, multi - cultural, ethnically diverse ideology must be presereved and if this means stipping people of their freedom and right to be individuals then that is a price worth paying.
What is most disturbing is that these plans have been quietly going ahead without debate in Parliament of reporting in the media.
The Daily Stirrer and our predecessors has warned you about the direction in which this government of control freaks was heading many times.
There fact that the project has been put on hold is not the good news it seems. The plan has only been quiesced because of worries that the government's demands were not technically feasible. Nobody in Whitehall is seems was prepared to stand up and tell Ministers their plns were not morally acceptable in a democracy and their justification for this venture into Fascism, that it was necessary to protect the nation from terrorism was about the most lasme excuse for a crime against humanity since Hiltler's claim that in invading Poland and Czechoslovakia, Germany was merely seeking living space.
We will certainly throw Labour out of office in a few months. Now they have shown their true colours we must be sure they are never allowed back.
Government internet snooping plans puty on hold
Snooping Goes Too Far
The Death Of Free Speech
If Only The World Were Fair
9 November 2009
Evolutionary Science Classes In Junior School Could Be A Mistake
A new plan to reform the primary curriculum proposes teaching evolutionary science to kids aged 4 to 11. This article shows how such an approach might be counter productive.
Click link to read the article in a new window:
Evolutionary Science Classes In Junior School
6 November 2009
Economy Of The Living Dead
You've Screamed at Dawn Of The Dead, you've quaked at The Evil Dead, you've shat yourself at The Day Of The Living Dead. Now it's time to move on from zombie movies, they're only make believe. Welcome to the economy of the living dead.
Governments and international bankers keep talking about recovery. Do not believe them, things are getting worse not better. Oh sure, economic activity has picked up a little when measured by the crudest method possible - simply counting the money moving around. What the tame pundits do not tell you while showing off their brightly coloured Powerpoint charts is that the increased activity is mostly down to banks, car makers, house builders and other beneficiaries of taxpayers' largesse simply trousering the handouts being offered them and carrying on with business as usual. Thus the systemic flaws which brought down the system are not being addressed.
If we look at the big idea both in Europe and the USA, Quantitative Easing a.k.a. creating magic money, it has not worked. In spite of the billions pumped into the major economies around the world. The business model for this Quantitative Easing policy involves the central banks. The Bank Of England, The Federal Exchange and others buying back government bonds from commercial banks in the belief that the banks would use the cash the governments paid them to lend to business this allowing companies to start investing again. This has not happened. Instead the banks are using the money governments have given them to buy new issue government bonds at the ridiculously low interest rates now on offer everywhere. They are them lending that money back to the same governments to finance Public Sector Borrowing Requirements swollen by unemployment and falling tax revenues.
Lending to businesses is actually going down rather than up.
On top of that bad news which means all we have done in the past two years is engineer a return to the gambler economics that brought about the fall of the system. There is even worse news though. Some of the minor measures, the cash for clunkers car scrappage allowance schemes will come to an end early in 2010, governments simply cannot afford to extend them any more. Also the temporary reductions in sales taxes introduced by the UK and other governments will end. These factors will depress consumer spending further though governments are so bankrupt of ideas about how to solve the crisis all they have been able to think of is trying to persuade an already heavily indebted public to take on more debt and start spending. This, they fondly believe, will create a consumer led recovery.
One item of slightly better news is that manufacturing output has picked up a little. Here again though we must not get carried along by the hype. Manufacturers had spent eighteen months destocking, at some point they had to start producing again. So the manufacturing upturn while not bad news is carrying a lot of false hope on it's frail shoulders.
Housing, the sector that led us into the bubble economy as falsely inflated asset prices were used for collateral to secure loans is currently looking good. Again though this is an illusion. The housing sector is benefiting from those low interest rates. Sooner or later however, somebody will catch on to the notion that it is bad business to lend out money at 0.5% interest and borrow it back at 2.5%. Then interest rates will go up to more sane levels and a lot of businesses and individuals will find themselves not able to service their debts.
Looked at objectively then, the global economy is dead but it refuses to lie down. But as national economies jerk along in the familiar style of the Hollywood zombie trot there is a more dangerous beast emerging. Have you noticed the price of gold recently? It hit $1090 an ounce this week and does not look like dropping far from that. The figure means all the world currencies have devalued by 10% this year. Part of the reason is that the Chinese hold an estimated $3trillion of American debt and have reportedly stopped accepting payment in dollars of the interest. This means the U.S. government has to buy gold to pay its bills. Because the Chinese have signalled their loss of confidence in the $US other smaller nations have followed.
The result then is that the world is trading in gold. And gold is scarce. As gold gets more expensive the commodities, foods, metals, oil, minerals all become more expensive and inflation sets in...
And once you have been bitten by a zombie you soon become a zombie yourself.
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5 November 2009
Remember, Remember The Fifth Of November
A post for The Daily Stirrer's American Friends
I heard on the news that an American congresswoman, Michele Bachmann, is to confront Sen. Harry Reid and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi at the U.S. Capitol today and challenge them about the undemocratic way the legislative programme is being managed.
5th November is a significant date. I'm not sure how worried Reid and Pelosi should be about Ms. Bachmann, who looks charming, but if they should see a man dressed in the style of the early 17th century, sporting a goatee beard and speaking with a Spanish accent, they ought to have the Capitol evacuated.
On 5th Nov. 1605, the Gunpowder Plot conspirators led by Thomas Catesby planned to blow up the English Parliament (Great Britain came into being almost a century later) to protest against a new, foreign-born King who was forcing an agenda of radical change on a nation not happy with his ideas. Guido "Guy" Fawkes was the fall guy who had volunteered to hide in the cellars of the Parliament House and light the fuse.
If somebody had not informed The King's agents, history could have turned out very different. Even now, Guy Fawkes Night is celebrated in Britain.
Where are Catesby and his co-conspirators when we need them? Where is our Gunpowder Plot this bonfire night? Not that I'd want them to blow up The Palace of Westminster, as it is a magnificent building, but if somebody would just put a proverbial rocket up the backsides of our pathetic, self-serving politicians, it would help lift the national mood.
Fortunately, here in the UK we have the new Guido Fawkes, the not very anonymous blogger whose Order-Order blog has put details regarding a few very big scandals into the public domain. It was nice to see Guido (a.k.a. Paul Staines) getting a big write up in left-leaning newspaper The Guardian yesterday, even though he does not demur from being described as an extreme right winger.
Despite its left-of-centre stance, The Guardian--founded by the formidable editor C. P. Scott who coined the phrase "comment is free, facts are sacred"--has in the past few years shown an increasing willingness to line up behind the official policy line of the politically correct, pro globalisation, multiculturalism and bureaucratic dictatorship line of the new elite. This is possibly why it is haemorrhaging readers at the moment. Kind of like your own New York Times.
Now that the mainstream press, Guardian included, have abandoned honest, objective journalism in favour of printing partisan drivel in support of a common agenda, New Media types like Guido, who gets about a million and a half visitors per month from a much smaller potential audience in Britain than the USA, have become a shining beacon for the awkward squad and an inspiration for all us bloggers. It encourages independent blog owners like Jeff Schreiber to keep on giving so generously of his time, and it encourages us contributors to get stories out and readers to share posts with friends, links to posts and generally to spread the word. In the war on dissent, it is becoming apparent that we are all on the front line.
To find out more about the modern Guido Fawkes of the blogosphere, you might like to visit Guido Fawkes' blog which, by bringing several scandals into the public domain, has been instrumental in blowing up the hopes of our wretched Labour government. Support your American bloggers, and they can do the same to the Obama administration.
In the meantime, here's a rhyme children recite when burning an effigy of Guy on Bonfire Night:
The fifth of November
Gunpowder, treason and plot
I see no reason, why gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot..
Guy Fawkes, guy, t'was his intent
To blow up king and parliament.
Three score barrels were laid below
To prove old England's overthrow.
By God's mercy he was catch'd
With a darkened lantern and burning match.
So, holler boys, holler boys, Let the bells ring.
Holler boys, holler boys, God save the king.
And what shall we do with him?
4 November 2009
The Divine Right Of Kings And The Divine Right Of Scientists.
We have Overthrown The Divine Right Of Kings only for it to be replaced by the divine right of experts. Dan Hannan on the rise of government by expert. Now you might not like hannan's position in the political spectrum, I certainly don't but I am old enough and have more than enought life experience to know that my disagreeing with somebody does not necessarily make them wrong.
In this article hannan warns of democratically elected governments becoming tpop reliant on "independent experts" in policy making. In recent days we have seen a prime example of that in the case of drugs advisor Prof. Nutt. The Professor's role in government was to study the medical effects of drugs and sadvise ministers accordingly. his first mistake was to put himself in the hands of statisticians. it is a mistake made by many who like to refer to themselves as scientists of course. Statistics are the lazy scientists cop out. They remove all the human factors from the equation, all the imponderrables. in reducing every problem to mathematics they let the nmber make their decisions for them. And numbers always oversimplify the problem.
Nut has tried to influence government policy by going public with research he claims will show that durgs like cannabis and ecstasy are no more dangerous that alcohol and tobacco. They probably are not but the person who introduced me to cannabis many years ago told me, "With drink it takes a couple to have any effect, a third and you start to notice it, on your fourth you start to feel the full experience, with a joint your first toke hits. It is not quite true, or at least not in my case, but he was on the right lines.
There's the rub you see. With alcohol and users have a level of control not available in other drugs. We can decide how drunk we want to get. Tobacco is much the same in fact I've never really known of anyone who got completely off their face on niccotine.
On top of that, though cannabis and milder amphetamines are not addictive people can easily become obsessed with their drug of choice and that can ruin lives, break up families and lead to health problems.
These are the things politicians must consider when formulating a drug policy. And such considerations defy statistical analysis. Where so much modern science falls apart is in its failure to understand life is not scientific.
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2 November 2009
Never Mix Science and Politics
Government scientific advisor on drugs, Professor Nutt has fallen foul of the trap which awaits all "independent experts" called upon to advise government. In his official capacity he has expresssed a personal view as a proven conclusion even though his evidence for forming that view is very shaky and while backed up by his own and other studies is contradicted by just as many equally well informed views
The idea of governments relying on "independent scientific advisors", experts or consultants as heavily as they do is really what we should question here. Professsor Nutt is entitled to his opinion (which I broadly agree with) as far as it goes. Drugs like cannabis, ecstasy, speed and LSD are no
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