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03 March 2011

TheYoung Must Hope For A Housing Crash


It Makes Sense To Hope For A Housing Crash
by John de Roe

The burden of student debts imposed on young people by a misguided education policy that has left the nation with a surfeit of media studies graduates and a shortage of practical skills is also having dire social consequences in other ways. The Labour government's student loan system which accompanied their insane push to get 50% of school leavers into ~University education is making it virtually impossible for many young people to even hope to earn sufficient to enable them to pay off student loan debts let alone think about buying a house. This trend could push the average age of first time buyers up to 44, according to mortgage provider Scottish Widows. Even if you suspect the insurer of alartmism – because less saving is bad for its business -this forecast is deeply worrying not just for people relying on a recovery in the housing market but for the economy as a whole. While the Coalition Government emphasises that student loans will not need to be repaid until earnings exceed Ł21,000, anyone who believes these debts are any less debilitating for being deferrable is living in cloud cuckoo land. While the parents of todays students bought their first home at around age 27, the graduates of tomorrow will find that the Student Loans Company has first call on any savings they may accumulate. And, lest they forget who has first claim on their money before they even see it, HM Revenue & Customs will take it from their salary at source.. Will these young couples be able to think of starting their own families given the burgeoning cost of raising children? And, seeing as the government is always telling us to save fort retirement what will student debts do to people's hopes of building up a pension fund. Serious saving for retirement typically begins in early middle age, money paid into a scheme too early will be eroded by inflation, but graduates in future will be lucky to get started much before the age at which many of their parents retired. On top of that, due to rising life expectancy employers are washing their hands of pension provision and various Ponzi schemes run government are already reneging on promises and talking about raising retirement ages. If we are creating a generation of people who simply do not save it is clear that people who want to get onto the property ladder will not be able to make the commitment to saving at an early enough age to make paying off a mortgage a realistic proposition. It is not practical for people today to put aside huge amounts of money given their commitments and material expectations but even so it is vital for society that saving does not become a lost art.” That may turn out to be a forlorn hope when economists as diverse as the Governor of the Bank of England and the Resolution Foundation report declining disposable wealth and the worst economic outlook for decades. The best survival strategy for students in future will be to avoid degree courses that do not offer a high probability of a lucrative career. They will face a much tougher employment market than any their parents faced after graduation. So who would blame young people for hoping the housing marker will collapse further from its current low. Only lower real prices in an inflation ravaged economy that will reduce in real terms the burden of debt can improve their prospects. It is a consummation devoutly to be wished. No wonder websites such as housepricecrash.co.uk are proving increasingly popular and are now, perhaps somewhat counter-intuitively you may think, supported by advertising from leading house builders. Free market solutions are unfashionable among many students who tend to be supporters of Labour and even further left parties on the ideological fringe. The market however may still offer their best hope of knowing the security of bricks and mortar so many of their parents benefitted from.

Millions Will Never Be Able To Save

by John de Roe

Four out of ten people in the age range from 45 to 54 have found themselves unable to save any money in a retirement fund because of the twin financial burdens of aged and infirm parents and young adult 'boomerang' children who have set out to make their own life and because of poor career prospects, housing costs and job insecurity have boomeranged back to the shelter provided by Mum and Dad. This age group is becoming known as the "sandwich generation". They are failing because of financial pressures to take advantage of tax breaks and make additional voluntarty contributions to their pension savings according to the an insurance industry Savings and Investment Report.

The 45 - n54 age bracket has the highest number of non-savers across the whole spectrum according to the report, an estimated 3.5 million people across Britain.

It is not just the middle aged who finding it difficult to save in the current economic climate however. Despite common preconceptions, it is not those on the lowest incomes that are struggling most to save, but people on middle incomes between Ł20,000 and Ł30,000.

A third of these middle income consumers are failing to save anything at all, in fact many are falling deeper into debt – and of those that are saving, more than half are tucking away less than 5% of their salary. Rising living costs are cited as the reason that middle income earners are unable to live within budget and save money. The the added burden of recently withdrawn benefits has eaten into the surplus of many families with young children.

In the past year child tax credits have been cut and the situation will only worsen as child benefit is withdrawn for families with a higher rate tax payer – even if the other parent receives a lower or no wage at all.

Ian McGowan, Head of Savings and Investments at Scottish Widows said: "It is unsurprising that the financial crisis has impacted upon people's savings behaviours, but the concern is that this has created a generation of people who simply do not save. It is vital that this new group of non-savers are made aware of the serious impact that this could have on their quality of life."

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21 February 2011

They are out to make us angry again.

Acohol Abuse Will Kill 250,000 A Year Unless Governmnt Acts say Control Freak Doctors


by Ed Butt

As many as a quarter of a million people will die from alcohol abuse over the next two decades unless the Government takes the problem as seriously as it did smoking, health experts have warned.

Deaths from liver disease have doubled in Britain in recent years while other countries such as France have seen “profound” falls thanks in part to “strict” rules on marketing drink, a strongly-worded article in The Lancet claims.

Academics say that total deaths from the “wider harms” caused to society by alcohol.

Read all:Acohol Abuse Will Kill 250,000 A Year

Quarter of a million a year (a fantasy figure pulled out of thin air) or quarter of a million over two decades, 12,500 a year. Whoever wrote the press release on this is a tad lacking in basic numeracy. If you need an idea of how bogus and fraudulent these figures are justy think the estimated number of deaths from alcohol is around half the total number of deaths per year. So get this nuber the crooks and liars of the medical fraud industry must have ascribed every death from old age as being a direct reslt of that person's drinking no matter how moderate a drinker they were.

The point about scare stories like this is we know excessive drinking does us no good but with individuals having such widely different levels of alcohol tolerance who can say what is harmful. Also alcohol is not the only cause of liver disease so we can never point to a single factor as a cause. Scientists are fond of parroting 'correlation does not prove causation' when anyone quentions their sweeping assumptions and wild guesses. so one would hope they'd display a better understanding of cause and effect.

If there are several environmental factors known to cause a fatal condition it is unscientific to point that the one that will serve a political agenda to put blame on.

We will all die and should be free to choose how we live, even if those choices shorten life. Anyone of us could have our lives sniffed out at any time. For scientists to pretend that if we all comply with their diktat we can live forever is both dishonest and shows they lack the intelligence to understand the implications of eternity if they think anyone would want to love forever.

The enlightenment philosopher David Hume nailed it when he said on learning of his terminal illness, "Then I seek a speedy dissolution. It is better to die while in posession of one's faculties than endure a few more years of increasing decrepitude."

As we have predicted along with many libertarian bloggers, the control freak wing of the highly illiberal 'progressive liberalism' movement, that section of society we have dubbed populist authoritarians, having succeeded in demonising smoking, a habit 20% of the population indulge in are now setting out to do the same with drink.

Using their favourite techniques of cherry picked and misrepresaented statistics they are trying to instil fear and panic into an increasingly deaf public about the imminent apocalypse 'alcohol abuse' (to these pusillanimous puritans an occasional small sherry is binge drinking) is set to bring upon us.

Sir Richard Thompson, President of the Royal College of Pedagogues Physicians, said: “How many more people have to die from alcohol-related conditions, and how many more families devastated by the consequences before the Government takes the situation as seriously as it took the dangers of tobacco?

“We already know from the international evidence that the main ways to reduce alcohol consumption are to increase the price and reduce the availability of alcohol, yet the government continues to discuss implementing marginal measures while ignoring this evidence.

What utter fucking bollocks this pompous quack is talking. We know that the French, Spanish, Germans, Portugese and Italians are all bigger drinkers than the British with the Czechs people of the slavic nations and Russians in a different leauge. People get one life, it is up to them how they live it. More and more the medical professions are showing themselves to be in the service of the New World Order whose social engineers would enslave us and whose scientists would turn us into unthinking automatons.

Do we ever see any fear and panic stories from The Royal College Of Quacks and Charlatans about how many people die from over prescribing of approved pharmeceutical drugs every year. I think not. Paracetamol is known to cause liver damage yet my doctor has been trying to bully me into taking the maximum dose every day for years despite the discomfort I experience being mostly manageable so I only need ocasional pain relief from medication.

We should say to this self serving physician, "Fuck the fucking fuck right off Dr. Fucking Thompson. It is not long ago the medical profession were suporting schemes of Big Pharma to put drugs such as cholesterol lowering statins and anti depressant drugs in drinking water to medicate the entire population whether they have a medical need for such drugs or not. Many of us are willing to fight to retain our right to decide for ourselves what poisons we put in our bodies."

Fortunately since the demise of the authoritarian Labour government we have heard no more of these plans. With the coalition's grip on power is so fragile public opinion can call them to heel a lot more effectively.

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Before The Pubs CloseWith religions having such a downer on sex one might think they would be in favour of booze, I mean if you drink enough alcohol you are going to be too busy choking on your own vomit to bother about shagging. In spite of that religious leaders continue to promise hell and buggeration to people who like a bevvy...
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Murder: I Suspect The Drunken Elk In The Orchard With The ApplesStories of drunk animals, booze raddled badgers, sozzled squirrels and maunged moose reported at this time every year by Boggart Blog, are usually amusing. Now however, in keeping with the degeneration of society in general we must report a darker side to alcohol related animal behaviour problems. This story, from Sweden, will make even the fearless think twice about confronting the most docile of species .
Decadent Exam Results DayWhere do the television people find those wussy, goodie goodie A level students who come over Anthea Turner (oops, pardon) on a level results day. It just does not present a realistic picture the booze and sex lifestyle of modern youth. Here our cub reporter recounts his own exam results day of alcohol and drug abuse...well school's out forever.
We're All Going To Die, WTF?Another seasonal rebellion from Boggart Blog against the annual crop of killjoy health warnings from government nanny state departments. Avoid alcohol, cigarettes, recreational drugs, salt, saturated fats, tasty food, sex, anything that might put you at risk. Why should we give uip booze and ciggies we know alcohol and tobacco are not good for us, whose life is it anyway. And let's face it, we're all going to die so WTF?

19 February 2011

Council Fat Cat On Ł500,000 A YearThe Daily Stirrer had learned that highest-paid public sector employee last year was the outgoing head of one of the country's smallest district councils.

54 year old Phil Dolan trousered Ł569,000 of taxpayers' money in salary, pension and redundancy payments after accepting a gloden nandshake deal to leave his post as chief executive of South Somerset district council. He is now working as a freelance consultant for other local authorities.

According to our information two more executives at the tiny council also figured in the top public sector fat cat's list receiving more than Ł300,000 each in salary, pension and severance payments last year.

It means every resident of the district paid the equivalent of Ł7 in council tax last year just to fund the three men's emoluments. This sort of revelation puts into perspective the leftie's wailing and gnashing of teeth about how the coalition's spending cuts. No government gets it all righ all the time and the cuts, that are urgent and necessary if the economy is to avoid being drowned in a flood of public secor debt, will no doubt create some injustices.

But if on balance they squeeze out the people in the public secor who have made lucrative careers out of building bureaucratic empires and fleecing the taxpayers then overall they will do us all a favour.

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UK Uncut Protesters Target Banks Supporters of UK Uncut the pressure group trying to stop government spending cuts by stopping corporate tax avoidance gathered in Soho, central London, on today (Saturday) stating their plan was not to shut the banks down, but to "open them up", occupy them and transform them into "something people need, but will be cut".

Approximately eight banks in London are expected to be targeted, with similar protests planned in other cities across the country.

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Sarko Calls For Action Against Inflation As leaders meet for another pointless, obscenely expensive jolly high level meeting of world political leaders and heads of government finance, French President Little Nico Sarkozy warned delegates inflation poses a "great threat" to global growth, risking dangerous unrest if food prices soar out of people's reach, Nicolas Sarkozy, the French president, warned the world's finance ministers.

Instead of racing towards the first hurdle here Little Nico stumbles over the starting line by showing he and other G20 attendees have failed to understand it is the obsesseion with global economic growth in a world of finite resources that is the cause of all our problems.

Rising prices pushed up by the climbing costs of raw commodities present a "social issue" , Sarko argued in a rallying cry to avoid the "hunger riots" he sees looming. He exposes the weakness of his own argument there buy his failure to understand the inexorable rise of comodity prices is driven by increased demand from a burgeoning world population and the elevated expectations of people in developing nations.

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07 February 2011

Racism and Equality Special
edited by Profanicus Maximus

If you are British and interested in politics or current affairs you will probably have heard of a racist little piece of shit named Trevor Phillips. He is chairperson of the Equalities Commission and his job as he sees it is to ensure some of the animals are more equal than others.

Phillips lost contact with sanity many years ago. Throughout the past two decades he has tried to make a case for running government policy in the UK as if racism was the only social problem we have. Phillips has worked tirelessly to bring to Britain the same kind of acial tensions as divide society so destructivly in the USA.

The lastest torrent of verbal arse dribble to spew forth from Phillips sees him claiming the credit crunch was caused by the racism of bankers.

US Racist Bankers To Blame For Credit Crunch Says Head Of Equalities Commission

The failure of racist American bankers to provide black home owners with fair mortgages fuelled the financial crisis, Trevor Phillips, the equalities chief, will claim in a major speech this week.

Calling on the Government to ensure that the programme of public sector cuts does not fall disproportionately on minorities, Mr Phillips will warn that discrimination can have unexpected economic consequences.

Addressing the Policy Exchange think tank, he will argue that the phenomenon of subprime home loans, which led to the 2008 banking collapse, emerged because even wealthy black families could not obtain regular mortgages.

A number of banks involved in the crash, including Lehman Brothers and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), were over reliant on toxic subprime loans to customers who could not afford to ...

Among the lies, misrepresentatons and distortions Philips will try to sell to his receptive audience is this: “I know it's not a thing that the bankers and economists like to talk about, but the American financial crisis was precipitated at least in part by racial prejudice. “Why were so many minority families taking these expensive loans? Because discrimination left them with no choice. Absolutely untrue. Banks offered loans to members of ethnic minorities they knew were unsafe clients simply because they were afraid of being branded institutionally racist by shits like Trevor Phillips and the loony leftie politicians who have handed this otherwise unemployable troublemakers sinecure after sinecure on he strength of his one qualification, his colour.

And it was the politically correct housing policies of loony lefties at national and local level that did a lot to stigmatise people who dwelt in rented property.

In the week David Cameron has joined Angela Merkel in pronouncing the leftist experiment in multiculturalism dead it will be resassuring to many self hating, western civilisation hating lefties to see Trevor Phillips is still cherleading for the cration of an anti - white, anti - British political elite.

The sheer Naziism of this self serving little snake felcher make the BNP look almost acceptable.

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Too bloody right it should. The human rights hustlers are all shits. (see above).

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A Slap On The Bottom And A Kick In The Teeth

And while Trevor Phillips is trying to create a caring post racist Britain in which the worst crime will be for a white man to fail to make his wife and daughters availble for the local blacks to gand bang, the sexual harrassment branch of the politically correct Thought Police are conducting their own war on common sense.
Boris Johnson writes in The Daily Telegraph
Maybe I have this all wrong. It could be that Mr Konstantinos Kalomoiris will one day join the Tolpuddle Martyrs in the pantheon of those who have fought for the rights of working people [ ... ] After three slaps on the bottom he took a stand, on behalf of himself and his entire gender. No matter that the bottom-patter (alleged) had worked for 40 years for the firm, with an "unblemished record". Never mind that she was a 68-year-old woman, who insisted that she had only "touched his back in a caring way, like a mother or grandmother".

Well another fucking great triumph in the war against sexism there. 40 year old bloke proves men can be just as pathetic, whiney and hypersensitive in the workplace as women.

It it any wonder employers are reluctant to hire such useless turds.

05 February 2011

Wikileaks: American President Gave Britain's Secrets To Russia To Secure A Deal

Daily Telegraph Exclusive: The US secretly agreed to give the Russians sensitive information on Britain’s nuclear deterrent to persuade them to sign a key treaty, The Daily Telegraph can disclose...

Information about every Trident missile the US supplies to Britain will be given to Russia as part of an arms control deal signed by President Barack Obama next week. Defence analysts claim the agreement risks undermining Britain’s policy of refusing to confirm the exact size of its nuclear arsenal.

The fact that the Americans used British nuclear secrets as a bargaining chip also sheds new light on the so-called “special relationship”, which is ...

Read full story:YoUSe Dirty Rats Also Among The Latest Wikileaks Releases
Tens of millions of pounds of overseas aid was stolen and spent on plasma televisions and luxury goods by corrupt regimes.

Meanwhile The Guardian was full of praise for the upstart colonial who is so eager to stab Britain in the back: Has Obama Given Up On A Nuclear Free World

The long-awaited New Start treaty, securing nuclear reductions between the US and Russia, enters into force this weekend. Hillary Clinton and Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov are exchanging "instruments" at a security conference in Munich today.

This is an important moment for President Barack Obama, as despite ...

Ed Butt comments:
The point about the START treaty the media are determined to overlook is that Obie's agreement to reduce nuclear weapons involves the US crapping functional kit while Russia will only be scrapping obsolete and FUBAR missiles.

And while on the topic, wasn't it nice of the President to give Russia details of Britain's deterrant in order that he might pose as the great peacemaker.

Special relationship my arse. London is still the world's leading currency trading centre. I say let's trash the US$.

As for the revelation that $ billions of money given as aid to banana republics has been stolen by tinpot dictators and distributed among their families and supporters to be spent on ... well Plasma TVs seems a tad trivial, let's say gold plated Ferraris, luxury yachts and sex slaves is no surprise to anyone who has a grip on reality.

The only question here is why western politicians continue to suck up to these swaggering popinjays. When we want anything in return they stab us in the back. Down with the New World Order.

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British Muslims must subscribe to mainstream values of freedom and equality, David Cameron will say as he declares that the doctrine of multiculturalism has “failed” and will be abandoned. Entering the debate on national identity and religious tolerance, the Prime Minister will declare an end to “passive tolerance” of divided communities, and say that members of all faiths must integrate into wider society and accept core values. To be British is to believe in freedom of speech and religion, democracy and equal rights regardless of race, sex or sexuality, he will tell his audience.
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Ed Butt comments: See above. The Daily Stirrer has been encouraged by the coalition's apparent willingness to jetisson the idiocies of multiculturealism but so far there seems to be no matching commitment to rolling back the states usurpation of the role of parents, the meddling in our provate lives and the left wing indoctrination programme that passes for a national curriculum in state schools.

Dave still has a long way to go before we will trust him.

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31 January 2011

Crisis In Egypt As Murbarak Regime Crumbles

from The Guardian:
In the event of Mubarak's resignation, the Muslim Brotherhood (see picture below) are well organised and would do well in any open electoral process. While the more moderate political wing of the Muslim Brotherhood will contain the more extreme elements in the group, they are ...
Read allMurbarak Regme Under Seige

from The Daily Telegraph
The Million Man March
"It was decided overnight that there will be a million man march on Tuesday," Eid Mohammed, one of the protesters and organisers, said on Monday. The strike was first called by workers at a factory in the canal city of Suez late on Sunday.
"We will be joining the Suez workers and begin a general strike until ...

Mubarak's days are numbered and the US is in a quandary: can it trust a new regime's foreign policy – the implications are huge for the West and Israel. Read all:Will Obama Trust 80 million Egyptians To Decide Their Own Future

Ed Butt comments:
Although this situation is very dangerous for world peace and economic stability it is quite amusing to watch addle brained lefties in Britain and America cheering the Arabs for throwing off the yoke of authoritarian tyranny and moving towards Obama style, New Labour style 'participative democracy' (i.e. the government tells you what to do and you participate through your unquestioning obedience.

Do these ideologically brainwashed fools not realise the only sufficiently well organised group capable of taking part in free elections in Egypt is the Islamic Brotherhood. Their vision for Egypt's political future is as an Islamic theocracy like the one which emerged in Iran after the Americans had stirred up a revolution.

Make no mistake, this nastiness on the Nile is Barack Obama's baby. The jug eared streak of piss who imagines himself President of The Entire Universe And Everything Else Besides made a much hailed but very ill advised speech in Cairo which sent the message to dissidents and malcontents in the middle east that if they rebelled America would support them. Now the imbecile President may well be a closet Muslim, a closet gay and a closet British citizen according to some of his critics but he certainly is, as has ben demonstrated, a terrorist loving revolution loving, Western civilisation hating Trotskyite.

And like most Trots, Obama is an arrested adolescent. He loves the excitement of revolution just as he loves signing new, unpopular acts of Congress into law. But he loathes and fears responsibility and so dithers and tries to blame everyone else when he is called upon to show leadership.

That is why the Egyptian crisis can only end badly for the west. The Arabs know Obama will not act. Russia and China, both busy extending their influence in Africa know Obama will cave in as soon as they stand up to him. One thing we have to acknowledge about George W. Bush is the God bothering, trigger happy son of a bitch would have protected western interests even if he had to blow up the whole middle east to do so.

Obama will call for talks. And while he is talking the wests competitors will be shafting him.

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Researchers Discover Protien Protacts Against Prostate Cancer

by Xavier Connolly

We have always been pretty sceptical about 'science', particulary the kind that substitutes theory, speculation and mathematical modelling for observation and demonstrable results. For this position we have often been criticised, refered to as 'young earth creationists' (we are all atheists actually) and told that as we are not scientists we cannot understand science.

The first thing that made us suspicious of the people who talk about 'science' is the way they overuse the word, just as fundamentalist Christians say Jesus far more thn they need to. Yes, for many people science has become a religion.

That is not to say however that there is no longer any good work being done by researchers. Here's a story that shows the best advances are bing made by people using a more traditional approach to their research.

Protien that protacts against prostate cancer
The Imperial College London team found that a protein called FUS inhibits the growth of prostate cancer cells in the laboratory. Patients with higher FUS levels also tended to live longer and have less aggressive cancers, they discovered. Prostate cancer kills 10,000 men in Britain a year. Current hormonal therapies only work for a limited time while chemotherapy is often ...

Now that's the kind of science we like. Simple, straightforward and offering tangible benefits rather than pie in the sky science fiction stuff.

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Would You Eat Meat Grown From Grey Goo?

by Ian R. Thorpe

And folowing that example (above) of good science here's an example of the science we at the Daily Stirrer do not like.

(Reuters) In a small laboratory on an upper floor of the basic science building at the Medical University of South Carolina, Vladimir Mironov, M.D., Ph.D., has been working for a decade to grow meat.A developmental biologist and tissue engineer, Dr. Mironov, 56, is one of only a few scientists worldwide involved in bioengineering "cultured" meat.
It's a product he believes could help solve future global food crises resulting from shrinking amounts of land available for growing meat the old-fashioned way ... on the hoof. Growth of "in-vitro" or cultured meat is also under way in ...
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What's wrong with this race to grow meat in laboratories is it meets no human need but only serves corporate and political greed. When the scientists talk of harm done to the environment by the traditional 'on the hoof' method of growing high protein, high energy food (meat) they use the usual scientific trick of reductionism. They only look at one tiny aspect of the problem. We know that beef cattle are destructive grazers and pasture once grazed by domestic cattle takes a long time to recover. We know that deforestation carried out to provide extra grazing land so that Big AgriBiz can meet the growing demand for meat harms the environment. What we are not told is what would the carbon footprint be for the huge, half acre sheds stacked with high tech machinery that would be needed to create edible food products from grey goo. What we are not told is why alternative meat supplies are not being developed from animals that do not need such rich pasture and are not such destructive grazers. The North American Bison is equipped by evolution to do well on the poor, fibrous grasses of central uplands in the USA and Canada. Reindeer (Caribou) give us delicious meats and are equipped by evolution to thrive in the arctic conditions of northern Canada and Alaska, Siberia and northern Scandinavia. African Wldebeeste are ideally suited to the harsh environments of that continent, so much so they have to be culled. Again they are a good food source. These vast, unused land areas could be put to good use and thousands of jobs created for agricultural workers instead of a handful of jobs for white coated pointy heads to supervise armies of machines. There is no doubt that the laboratory grown meat would be perfectly wholesome and fit for human consumption. The question mark that hangs over projects like this belongs behind the great question Cui Bono? Who benefits? We must start putting the needs of humanity ahead of the need for power and control of corporations and the craving for fame and admiration of scientists. There are a million better, cheaper ways of solving this problem than by growing our food in giant petri dishes in industrial big shed laboratories. So the whole project is another costly, pointless exercise in control freakery. RELATED POSTS:
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John de Roe comments: All economic News today and we suspect it will dominate the news in the coming months. As The Daily Stirrer warned we are now seeing that all the talk of recovery was just hyoe aimed as conning consumers into running up unsupportable levels of personal debt to reinflate national economies.

It was futile of course. Everybody was maxed out, few jobs were secure and incomes were falling.

George Osborne and Ed Balls Square Up On The Economy

Pundits on the left have been crowing that Labour's new shadow chancellor Ed Balls will make mincemeat of Coalition chancellor George Osborne. Such blind confidence is typical of the left. They have forgotten what the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats have not, that Ed Balls as much as Gordon Brown was the archiect of Labour's disastrous financial policies that led to the collapse of the British economy.

Balls Will Only Be A Problem If Osborne Fails To Turn The Economy Round Bendict Brogan in the Daily Telegraph
A sense of proportion is a necessary quality for any politician, let alone a chancellor of the Exchequer. When Geoffrey Howe held the office he was routinely dismissed as a deluded ideologue, and worse, by the press and his colleagues. After his ...
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26 January 2011

Bank Of England Warns Living Standards Will Fall Dramatically

Households face the most dramatic squeeze in living standards since the 1920s, the Governor of the Bank of England warned, as he reacted to the shock disclosure that the economy was shrinking again.

Families will see their disposable income eaten up as they “pay the inevitable price” for the financial crisis, Mervyn King warned.

With wages failing to keep pace with rising inflation, workers’ take- home pay will end the year worth the same as in 2005 — the most prolonged fall in living standards for more than 80 years, he claimed.

Mr King issued the warning in a speech in Newcastle upon Tyne after official figures showed that gross domestic product fell by 0.5 per cent during the final three months last year. The Government blamed the unexpected reduction ...

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Comment by Ian R Thorpe:
The news today that UK economic performance is slipping back into recesssion comes as no surprise. In fact we have never been out of recession since 2008, even if the official inflation figures were anywhere near correct and in spite of the $billions pumped into the banking system by Gordon Brown the UK economy has not grown at a higher rate than inflation during any accounting period.

In effect this means the economy is shrinking in real terms, a view that will be understood by most householders as they plan their monthly budget.

At the same time we are still borrowing money each month to finance the burgeoning deficit and yet still lending at insanely low interest rates to the banks so they can buy the government bonds that will cripple any infant recovery with interest payments.

Talk of a dounle dip recession is misleading. We are still in the first dip.

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25 January 2011

Gross domestic product fell 0.5pc in the fourth quarter, the most in more than a year, the Office for National Statistics reported on Tuesday. The decline compared with growth of 0.7pc in the third quarter.
George Osborne insisted that the Government will press ahead with planned cuts to public spending, despite warnings from forecasters that the economy may be too weak to withstand the package.
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John de Roe comments:
The Daily Stirrer has commented on the inflationary pressures building in the economy, the stagnant unemployment figures and rising food and fuel prices. It is unbelievable that the economists at The Bank of England and The Treasury could have been so optimistic about recovery, even more unbelieveable that interest rates could have beek kept so insanely low for so long when the cheap money was obviously not filtering through to the small businesses that needed it.

That the economy should be sliping back towards recession should surprise nobody except the incompetents who are in charge of the economy.

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Yesterday we commented GM Food Needed To Avert World Food Crisis
The GM Foods Nazis are revving up for a good whine again. Professor Sir John Beddington said there was no scientific quick fix to the ''enormously serious'' problem of producing enough fod to feed the world's rapidly growing population in the future as we face problems such as climate change, population growth and energy shortages. He told BBC Breakfast News: ''If there are genetically modified (GM) organisms that actually ...

Daily Telegraph science writer and self confessed nerd writes on Beddington:

It’s nice to see two classic scientific scare stories facing off. We’ve read a lot about both over the years, and both have been the subject of a lot of media-led panic, and now they’re being set against each other in a battle to the death. It’s a bit like Alien vs Predator, except it’s real life. Frankenfoods vs Thomas Malthus. Yes, Professor Sir John Beddington, the chief science adviser to the government, has suggested that genetically modified (GM) crops are our best hope to keep the growing population of the world fed. “In 20 years’ time, the world population is going to be sky high, demand for food, demand for water, demand for energy, is going to be way up there,” he told the BBC. “The population of Africa is scheduled to double over the next 20 years. We need to be thinking about making agriculture more effective, dealing with the problems of water, dealing with the problem of energy. “There’s no one simple solution. GM may be the answer for certain problems.” People have been predicting the world’s population outrunning our ability [ .read full story]
In reply to Chivers usual "Svience Is The Messiah" sermon The Daily Stirrer's Ian R Thorpe comments:
I wish you 'science' fanatics would rid yourself of the delusion that science has a magic wand.

The face off with GM foods is often between yield and durability. You seldom get higher yield and better resistance to drought and disease from one process. In fact achieving one often comes at the expense of another.

GM crops are still mostly water but also need nutrients. More of the crop means more water and more nutrients (fertilizer) are needed to make more vegetable matter.

Reserves of ground water are depleting rapidly, overuse of chemical fertilizers are blamed for polluting those water reserves in many places.

As GB Shaw said, "Science is always wrong, for every problem it solves it creates two.

So to rephrase your question (equally sensationally) to readers, "Would you rather starve or die of thirst?"

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24 January 2011

Wealthy Nation Lifestyle Links To UK's High Cancer Rates

by Ed Butt

Women in Britain are more likely to be be diagnosed with breast cancer than those in most other developed countries because of their unhealthy lifestyles, according to a new study.

Analysis of data collected by the respected World Health Organisation shows Britain has higher rates of the potentially fatal disease than the USA, Australia, Germany and Spain. In only 10 of the 50 countries assessed by the researchers do women have a higher chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer than those in the UK.

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Commenting on the new study Professor Martin Wiseman, medical and scientific adviser for the World Cancer Research Fund, said: “We know that people in high-income countries are more likely to be overweight, to drink a lot of alcohol and to be inactive. When you look at the list, it is clear that the countries that do worse for these factors tend to be nearer the top."

High incidence of certain cancers in the UK and other high-income countries are not inevitable and lifestyle changes can make a real difference to people’s risk, the study suggests.

Sarah Woolnough, Cancer Research UK’s director of policy, said: “We do know that up to half of all cancers could be prevented by changes to lifestyle such as giving up smoking, keeping a healthy weight and cutting down on alcohol. People can also reduce their risk by eating a healthy balanced diet that is high in fibre, fruit and vegetables and low in red and processed meat.

“All these things, along with taking regular exercise and avoiding sunburn, can reduce the risk of developing cancer.”

While any attempt to find ways of reducing suffering is laudable we see once again here how health care has been turned into an industry. The Pharmaceutical companies that profit from the drugs that cure diseases or alleviate symptoms either own or are owned by the chemical companies that profit from making food additives, fertilizers and industrial chemicals which are known to be cancer causing agents but which find their way into our bodies by design or by chance.

That is ignored however and the blame for the incidence in cancers is put on us, the ordinary people and our degenerate lifestyles. We drink too much, do not eat enough fruit and vegetables, we are idle and use various recreational drugs. And when we are warned of yet another pandemic we refuse to get vaccinated (this might of course be because we ignored the previous pandemic warnings and were all killed by AIDS, Mad Cow Disease, MRSA, Bird Flu, fish flu, wombat flu etc.)

Well we know that when it became obvious the Swine Flu pandemic was not happening the World Health Organisation changed the definition of pandemic from "In many nations millions will be seriously ill and hundreds of thousands will die," to "In some obscure and sparsely populated third world country a few people will feel a bit poorly.

I've been wondering however, if three cases of Swine Flu constitutes an pandemic why is there no talk of a cancer pandemic caused by man made chemicals in our bodies.

Could it be the agenda of certain vested interests contains a plan to spread enough fear and panic that we will all easily persuaded to swallow enough of the shite they want to put in our bodies to ensure we are dead before we reach seventy?

After all one of the problems The New World Order fears most is the exponential growth of the proportion of old people in the population and the associated dementia time bomb. The cost of providing for the old when more than half the population are past retirement age and the added cost of one on one care for those no longer able to look after themselves turns all the economic forecasts inside out.

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GM Food Needed To Avert World Food Crisis

by Ian R. Thorpe

The GM Foods Nazis are revving up for a good whine again. Professor Sir John Beddington said there was no scientific qick fix to the ''enormously serious'' problem of producing enough fod to feed the world's rapidly growing population in the future as we face problems such as climate change, population growth and energy shortages.

He told BBC Breakfast News: ''If there are genetically modified (GM) organisms that actually solve problems that we can't solve in other ways, and are shown to be safe from a human health point of view, and safe from an environmental point of view, and they can solve problems we can't solve otherwise, then we should use them. 'The sort of problems I am thinking of are new diseases which are likely to come with climate change, problems to do with drought, problems to do with the salination of ground, we need organisms that actually address that.''

Sir John was referring to the publication of a Government-commissioned report warning that massive co-ordinated action is needed to avert global hunger on a huge scale in the future.

Factors such as a rapidly growing populations in developing nations, climate chaos, depletion of ground water and energy reserves will all put even greater pressure on food production, the report will warn.

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The GM Foods Nazis are revving up for a good whine again. Professor Sir John Beddington said there was no scientific quick fix to the ''enormously serious'' problem of producing enough fod to feed the world's rapidly growing population in the future as we face problems such as [ ... ] Today Daily Telegraph science writer and self confessed nerd writes on Beddington: ...

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The Truth Is Not Out There
by Xavier Connolly

There is no hope of finding alien life in space because conditions on all other planets are too hostile, a leading astronomer has claimed. This goes against recent, almost hysterical claims from research grant phishing astrophysicists who claim the 'photographs of neighbouring galaxies' (in fact CGI images constructed from measurements of radiation coming in from certain parts of outer space) have 'proved' 'the truth is out there' and there could be many planets capable of supporting life in the closest galaxy alone. This closes galaxy, the Andromeda galaxy, is two and a half million light years away which means light emitted from there now will not be seen on earth for two and a half million years.

Light travels at an estimated 186,000 miles per second, about 25,000 times faster than the fastest space vehicle humans have so far made. So if we set off now, with current technology we would reach the Andromeda galaxy in 67.5 million years time. I know life expectancy is increasing but not that much.

Howard Smith, a senior astrophysicist at Harvard, made the claim that we are alone in the universe after an analysis of the 500 planets discovered so far showed all were hostile to life.

Dr Smith said the extreme conditions found so far on planets discovered outside out Solar System are likely to be the norm, and that the hospitable conditions on Earth could be unique. “We have found that most other planets and solar systems are wildly different from our own. They are very hostile to life as we know it,” he said.

He pointed to stars such as HD10180, which sparked great excitement when it was found to be orbiter by a planet of similar size and appearance to Earth. But the similarities turned out to be superficial. The planet lies less than two million miles from its sun, meaning it is roasting hot, stripped of its atmosphere and blasted by radiation.

Now this is a big assumption. The Universe is claimed to consist of approximately 100 million galaxies each containing a hundred billion stars. Don't ask me who counted, but maybe we should put that person on our first intergalactic space probe as they would have to have cracked the immortality thing. So Dr. Smith is basing his calculation on a tiny sample of stars that have orbiting planets.

There are many sciencyheads (people who are so addicted to science their brains are addled by the obsession.) Science is their religion and they are determined to suppress the questioning of people still enough in possession of our mental faculties to be healthily sceptical of anyone who tries to win their agruement by the appeal to a higher authority; "This is Science, no intelligent person would question it."

As such a sceptic, and a horse racing enthusiast I have to say that having analysed the form scientifically my opinion is to give these 'scientists the kind of research funding they are asking for in the hope of seeing a return would be like betting one's life savings on a three legged horse in the Derby.

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22 January 2011

University Bosses Become Fat Cats As Student Fees Rise

The pay packets of Britain’s university heads rocketed by as much as a fifth last year, just as institutions lobbied for a huge hike in student tuition fees. More than 950 university staff, including all vice-chancellors, were paid more than the Prime Minister – an eight per cent increase on the year before.

One senior administrator at Oxford was given a salary of almost Ł600,000, thought to be the highest-paid university post in the country. Last night, the disclosure prompted claims that universities were showing an “arrogant disregard” for public opinion. It comes just weeks after ministers backed plans to triple the cap on student tuition fees from just over ... read full story

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Xavier Conolly comments: I lecture at degree level in a college that offers degree studies by distance learning and can only say that over the years since I left my first career as an engineer in the private sector I have watched the university system turned into a job creation scheme for people who could not hack it in industry.

Empire building in higher education is rife as is nest feathering and now in the wake of student riots as left wing malcontents tried to use the proposed increase in tuition fees as a means of destabilising the coalition government, we see the real culprits were not the Conservative and Liberal Democrat ministers but the greedy, self serving university administrators who lobbied for the increase.

Once upon a time, as all good fairy tales begin, higher education was a higher plane of existence. Now, thanks more to Labour policies over the past thirteen years and the senseless obsession with targets, statistics and league tables, the folly of making universities run themselves as businesses has caused the adoption of attitudes we associate with capitalism red in tooth and claw to infiltrate the academic world.

It seems that education will in future take second place to the ambitions of managers. Academics these days are overwhelmingly left wing, deficit loving, public sector expanding, new world orderists. Let's hope the voters catch on to who was really responsible for the need to increase tuition fees. It was not the coalition though we will have much to blame them for by the time we next elect a government. In this case however the culprits are Labour and the Academics.

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B Sc in Stating The Bleeding Obvious.The failure of education is not because kids are getting dumber, stuff is getting harder to learn, the internet is a distraction or parents are less co-operative. It is because education in schools is run by idioys who can't see what's staring them in the efffing face
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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.


21 January 2011

Children Are Bring Given Chemical Cosh For Shyness

Children are being prescribed mind-altering “chemical cosh” drugs for conditions such as shyness and mild social anxiety, behaviour experts have warned. Young people are routinely being given medication to treat normal childhood conditions, it was claimed, despite fears over their long-term health.

The disclosure came as it emerged that the number of eight- to 13-year-olds on drugs such as Ritalin has soared seven-fold since 1997. In many cases, pupils are being put on medication amid fears from parents, teachers and doctors over a serious deterioration in their behaviour. But Dave Traxson, a senior educational psychologist who works in schools in the West Midlands, warned that normal childhood conditions like shyness...

read full report:Children Given Chemical Cosh For Shyness

Ed Butt comments: Ein volk. Ein Reich. Ein Bureaucracy. Naziism By Stealth. We really must stop this bureaucratic Naziism now. The politicisation of the education system to facilitate the brainwashing of pupils with politically correct ideas and turn them into compliant, unthinking drones competely dependent on the state is bad enough. Using prescribed medication to suppress individuality however is far too much like something from the scriptwriters of The Third Reich soap opera.

Shyness, brashness and showing off, attention seeking, lack of concentration and other such inconvenient behaviour are part of childhood. A shy child might grow up to be the life and soul of the party. On the other hand they could continue to be reserved and not comfortable in large gatherings. Lack of concentration might indicate a child is thick (not a crime last time I checked), has a learning problem or is in fact an unusually bright child who is simply bored shitless by lessons.

Children are as individual as adults. The world would be poorer if we lost Mr. Showbiz types or Chess grandmasters or the Waqyne Rooney, Brian Cox and Frankie Boyles of the next generation to the desire of bureucrats to creat a race of identical beings and the willingness of science to assist in achieving that goal.

In recent years we have heard of plans to put anti depressants and cholesterol lowering drugs in drinking water, to make certain vaccines compulsory, to withdraw health care from people suspected of not eating healthily, smoking, using recreational drugs or drinking more than the recommended intake of alcohol.

All this interference with our ability to make choices from free will is justied by the claim it is for our own good. But can the powers that be vaccinate us against old age, can they produce selective drugs that target only those who need them (SSRI anti depressants can have a very detrimental effect on people who are not suffering from depression and low cholesterol can be as dangeous as high)

We must make a stand against this creeping Naziism now. We must halt the advance of bureaucratic authoritarianism.

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20 January 2011

Tory Chief Attacks Bigotry Against Muslims

Islamophobia has “passed the dinner-table test” and is seen by many as normal and uncontroversial, Baroness Warsi will say in a speech on Thursday. The minister without portfolio will also warn that describing Muslims as either “moderate” or “extremist” fosters growing prejudice.
Lady Warsi, the first Muslim woman to attend Cabinet, has pledged to use her position to wage an “ongoing battle against bigotry”. Her comments are the most high-profile intervention ...
Ed Butt comments: Up to now The Daily Stirrer has been broadly sympathetic to the Coalition government. Now we must ask, what is this stupid bitch doing in the cabinet? It is not that Baroness Warsi is a Muslim or a woman you understand but that she clearly does not know what 'bigot' means.

People are entitled to hold whatever opinions they wish and to freely express those opinions in private. A bigot is somebody who is not willing to listen to the opinions of others or consider any point of view but their own. Is Islamic extremism a subject of dinner table conversation as Baroness Warsi suggests? I have to say here I have never attended a dinner party with my predominantly white friends at which the subject of Islam has been part of the conversation. Interventions such as Baroness Warsi's in the non debate are aimed at impressing upon ordinary people that the political elite are not going to tolerate voters thinking for themselves. In other words the coalition have fallen under the spell of the Politically Correct Thought Police. Thus we face four more years of bullshit, bad government and pandering to minorities and unelected pressure groups. David Cameron should seize on Baroness Warsi's racially provocative words to sling her out of the cabinet and to remind others who seek to subvert democracy by suppressing public debate or dictating what opinions are and are not acceptable. Britain on the whole does pretty well in terms of racial tolerance, most of us do not care about the colour of a person's skin or what kind of establishment they pray in. We take people as we find them. Human nature is much the same the world over, in any society there will always be those who dislike foreigners or anybody who is identifiably different. We must tolerate such people as we in the majority tolerate the difference of people in minorities. There can only be one set of laws, SAME RULES APPLY, and the mainstream should not be asked, as we often are, to change the way we do things because certain minorities do not like it. Apart from that, for Baroness Warsi's information she is well out of order. The nations of Europe are non starters in the race hate race. Most African nations perform quite creditable, especially in the genocide states but the runaway winner of the King Ed and Queen Hattie Gold Cup for racism is TA - DAAAA The Indian Subcontinent. RELATED POSTS:
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Cost Of Fuel And Food Drives Inflation Up


from The Daily Telegraph
The official measure of inflation showed that prices rose 3.7pc in the year to December, up from the previous month's 3.3pc rate as the soaring cost of oil drove the biggest monthly increase on record.

The figures from the Office for National Statistics mean that inflation, as tracked on the consumer price index (CPI), stayed at least one percentage point away from the Bank’s 2pc target for the whole of last year.

The end of year surge also signalled that inflation spiked above the peak forecast by Bank policymakers – whose central projections were for it to hit ...

John de Roe says: Thirteen years ao economic mismanagement in bthe UK on top of thirty years of global financial mismanagement are coming home to roost.

With food prices rocketing because of crop failure and the Obama administration's idiotic and disastrous attempts to devalue the dollar thus reducing the huge debts Obie's vanity projects have run up in just two years, the world is in for a very bumpy ride.

Cost Of Fuel And Food Drives Inflation Up
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By 2015 Credit Cards Will Cost Families Ł1800 a year

. Last week The Daily Stirrer warned that rising inflation meant interest rates would have to rise sharply very soon. Today as we learned that by the so called factory gate price measure infkation has gove over 4% the economic pundis of mainstream media are as usual playing catch up.

Interest rates on credit cards and loans are expected to increase by between 2 percentage and 3 percentage points in the coming four years meaning the average household will have to divert a significant chunk of their disposable income to paying their debt, accountants PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) said yesterday.
The report comes just a few days after many economists predicted ...read full storyRising Cost Of Credit Cards

The central banks have held interest rates at insanely low levels for far too long now. This measure was intended to stimulate economic activity but was always dooned to fail while governments were running huge deficits and having to sell huge sums of bonds to cover the shortfall in revenue.

Richard Thompson, partner at PwC, said: "Consumers will find it hard to absorb such large increases in debt interest payments without cutting back on spending.
"Given the historical significance of debt fuelled consumption to the UK economy, this prolonged contraction may impede retail sales and could be a drag on economic growth."

So there you have it. As the Daily Stirrer has predicted many times we are in for the long haul, an economic slump rather than the quick recovery political leaders have promised.

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Speaking to the BBC Today programme ahead of major speech on the subject later this morning, Mr Cameron denied that his reforms were ...

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What the coalition ministers need to get a grip on is the nature of the beast thy must fight. While Labour constantly boasted of increased spending on the NHS they carefully avoided admitting that extra money was appropriated by the bureaucrats and spent on expanding administrative empires.

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14 January 2011

You are probably sick of hearing about the Old and Sad by - erlection. We certainly are so in the absence of any other news here are some interesting articles to look at from the national press.

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13 January 2011

Retirement At 65 by Default Ends

from The Daily Telegraph:
End Of Default Retirement Age
Fulfilling a pledge in the Coalition agreement, Employment Relations Minister Ed Davey heralded the end of the default retirement age.

Age campaigners have long called for it to be scrapped.

But, while less than a third of firms still insist on people leaving on their 65th birthday, there are concerns among business leaders about the change.

The Institute of Directors has criticised the move - featured in both the Conservative and Liberal Democrat election manifestos - for reducing flexibility for employers.

Ed butt comments:
That's going to do wonders for the young jobless. The economic mismanagement of governments over the past thirty years has created a pensions time bomb. Many people who responded to the exhortations to 'save for a comfortable retirement' are now finding that having denied themselves luxuries in order to provide security in retirement for themselves, their pension funds have been eroded by inflation, stock market boom and bust economics, stealth taxes and fraudulent practices in the finance industry.

Some pensioners have allways supplemented their income with part time or low paid work but if all pensioners now have the opportunity to stay in work so long as they feel able and to thus keep their savings growing who can blame them. This will only deny jobs to younger people of course.

Nobody in politics or the civil service has bothered to give much thought to the age problem created by the sudden increase in average life span in the past half century. When the retirement age was set the average age at death (distorted by the two great wars of the 20th century) was under 65. When I started work in the 1960s it had risen to 68 for men, 71 for women. Now people expect to live until over eighty and longevity expert Prof. Aubrey de Grey says life expectancy is increasing by almost a year for every real time year that passes.

We have to lower our expectations or find a way of employing a lot of extra people.

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Today's News and Commment

Best Schools Come Bottom Of Labour's Legacy League Tables

Many of the most famous schools in the world – including Eton, Marlborough, Harrow and Dulwich College – registered lower results than some of England’s worst-performing comprehensives because of technicality.

According to the tables, no pupils at 142 schools achieved five A* to C grades including English and maths, while a further 26 scored below 10 per cent.

The rock-bottom ratings come because most independent schools have dropped conventional GCSEs in some subjects and moved towards the tougher International GCSE – an alternative qualification based on ...

Xavier Connolly comments:
Some time ago on Boggart Blog our colleague Ian R Thorpe wrote this post :

The highly regarded and comfortingly expensive Manchester Grammar School shocked the education establishment today when the head announced the school would no longer be offering it’s pupils the opportunity to sit GCSE examinations approved by the government’s Department of Education, Science and Silly Walks.

Instead Manchester Grammar pupils will take the iGCSE (International General Certificate Of Secondary Education) prior to entering the sixth form. According to Manchester’s headmaster Christopher Ray the iGCSE is similar to the traditional GCE in that passes are awarded for quality of work and not simply because pupils can be arsed to turn up.

Mr. Ray said in a statement to the press standards required to pass GCSEs have fallen so low his teachers are having to coach pupils in how not to appear too clever as this only irritates the examiners ... read full post

Well as you probably guessed Boggart Blog is not a place for serious comment. That piece of humour was however a precursor for an even bigger joke. The method of ranking for secondary schools introduced by the authoritarian, anti - merit Labour government has placed excellent schools like Manchester Grammar at the bottom of its GCSE league tables because Labour educartionalists in their pompous arrogance refused to recognise the superior International Baccalaureate standard and only rank schools that put pupils through the dumbed down, political correctness obsessed GCSE system.

The reality is then private schools are far superior while in state schools pupils may have amassed hundreds of exam passes in subjects like multiculturalis, race awareness studies, feminism andbasket weaving but only one in six would reach the internationally recognised standard.

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The new standard, referred to as the "English Baccalaureate", is modelled on the old school leaving certificate and is intended to reverse more than a decade of downgrading of core subjects in favour of ...

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The New Most Dangerous Place On Earth - America
Here’s something to think about when you’re planning your next vacation: you’re more than thirteen times as likely to get killed in a shoot-out within walking distance of the White House than in terror-torn Pakistan. You would even be safer, incredible as it sounds, in Iraq or Afghanistan or Mexico. I’m serious: data I’ve compiled makes…

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American society is absolutely FUBAR. I was looking at an American site today where the loony left (or liberals as they insist on calling themselves) had beenquick to blame "the gun crazy religious right" and in particular Sarah Palin for the atrocity. When it becan to emerge that the gunman was a crazy, obsessive loner who may have been associated with left wing extremists groups the left switched to blaming the religious right for creating left wing crazies.

When the inevitable response came the left then started accusing their right of being driven by hate.

Now I have posted comments on that site and while responses from right wingers tend to be robust and provocative (nothing wromg with that) the really nasty, patronising, condescending replies, those that call me a racist because I have objectively criticised Obama's economic and foreign policies or a "climate denier" (how can anyone deny there is a climate?) and 'right wing nut job' because I have tried to inject some objectivity into hysterical climate armageddonist threads that predect the end of the world tomorrow if we do not accept punitive carbon taxes. The illogic of that argument is exposed when one suggests that rather than taxes governments migh be better limiting economic activity and howls of protest that economic activity mudst not be slowed because the global economy needs growth are the response.

Those people are just so consumed by hatred of anyone who challenges their certainties it is hard to see how America's polarised society can ever again function as a mational community.

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11 January 2011

Another MP Faces Jail For False Expenses Claims

The member for Barnsley Central is the first sitting MP to be convicted of expenses fraud.

Illsley was due to stand trial at Southwark Crown Court in London but he changed his pleas on three charges of false accounting relating to three years of expenses claimed on his second home in London.

Illsley had previously denied dishonestly claiming a total of more than Ł25,000.

But today his barrister William Coker QC said his client admitted wrongly ...

Read full story:Another MP Faces Jail For False Expenses Claims
Ian R. Thorpe comments: If this guy goes down the by election will be interesting. Barnsley is traditionally one of the 'in this consituency they'd vote for a dog turd if you stuck a Labour rosette on it' so don't expect and stunning wins for the Lib Dems or Conservatives. There could be a strong showing from one of the fringe candidates, UKIP or the English National Party for example and the BNP have been strong in the area for some time.

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E.on Hits Energy Bills For Domestic Users

The price rises of 9 per cent for electricity and 3 per cent for its gas customers comes into force on February 4. For those that take both sources of energy from the company, their annual bill will go from Ł1,187 to Ł1,250.

An estimated 4 million e.on customers will be hit by the increase.

It is the latest bill increase to hit families after the rise in VAT to 20 per cent at the start of the year, along with petrol climbing towards Ł6 a gallon and stubbornly high food prices.

The company blamed "rising industry costs", adding that wholesale energy prices have ...

Read full story:E.on Hits Energy Bills For Domestic Users

John de Roe comments:
Sharply increasing energy prices serve to remind us the global crisis is far from over, indeed it may be still in its first phase. The debt crisis has burst the bubble that was keeping western economies afloat but now we face the developing nations with their huge populations demanding better living standards in return for their labour and resources thus raising costs of both the labour and increasingly scarce resources the west relies on.

At the moment we are facing increased competition for oil and gas supplies which are worldwide. When those increases filter through to the manufacturing and food producing industries we are going to face rising prices not just for energy but for everything.

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Although this was dismissed as being built to a twenty year old design by military experts western governments and media sem to be working themselves into a frenzy about it.


10 January 2011

Today's News and Comment

America's Debt Crisis Traps Less Well Off In Depression Conditions

by John de Roe

News this weekend has been dominated by the assassination attempt on a Democratic Congresswoman and her companions in Tuscon, Arizona. As the story is everywhere there is little point The Daily Stirrer commenting other than to offer our condolences to those injured and the families of people who died in the attack.

What this incident has done however is to focus the attention of the outside world on some very worrying social trends in the world's most powerful nation, namely the polarisation on political, racial and regional lines and the seething anger at most levels of American society which has led to the re-emergence of armed para - military organisations of a kind that appeals to the young man accused of the Tuscon on Gabrielle Giffords' party.

The United States, having been steered onto the rocks of financial crisis by successive administrations all the way back to those of the 1960s is now sinking deeper and more dangerous crisis. Self-congratulation by the US administration and its finance department who claim they have avoided a return to the conditions that prevailed in the great depression of the 1930s is premature.

We always advise readers to be wary of statistics but there are some details in the US retail chain store data for December that could be very significant. Stephen Lewis, an analyst for Monument Securities highlights figures showing that luxury outlets saw an 8.1pc rise from the same month a year ago, but discount stores catering to America’s poorer people rose just 1.2pc.

Luxury retailers Nieman Marcus and Saks are booming. Sales of Cadillac and Porsche cars have rocketed by 30% yet Best Buy, Target, and Walmart have languished. Such is the effect of the Federal Reserve's policy of printing money or as they like to call it Quantitative Easing (QE). To remind you how this works, all governments sell bonds as a means of borrowing money to cover shortfalls in revenue. The government will issue a bond with a nominal face value and a guarantee to pay a fixed rate of interest on the face value. Bond traders will then buy the bonds at a discount or premium. So if a $1million, 3%, 3 year, is bought for $925,000 the purchaser gets 3% of $1million for three years, not 3% of the money they lave actually loaned to the government.

What governments have been doing since the worst of the crisis in 2008 is selling bonds through one department and buying them back through another thus creating money on paper. Why are they doing this? Because nobody wants to buy bonds for a price the governments find acceptable. The more a bond's face value is discounted the higher the actual rate of interest. Through QE and ridiculously low base interest rates (the rates at which banks borrow from government) governments hoped to restart the debt driven economy by flooding the economy with cheap money the banks could borrow and would be happy to lend to already overstretched customers.

This did not work. Banks simply borrowed money from governments at 0.5% and loaned it back at over 3% in the case of stable economies and up to 10% in for economic basket case nations. Now quantitative Easing is being used to try to prop up the stock market as currencies lose value and a combination of inflation (an inevitable consequence of QE) and demand drives up commodity prices.

The Fed no even tried to deny that the purpose of its latest blast of bond purchases, or QE2, is to boost Wall Street, perhaps because it has so clearly failed to achieve its stated purpose of driving down borrowing costs to business / retail customers..

Ben Bernanke’s make or break strategy risks polarising America’s already bitterly divided society long before it can begin to help the poor, the long term jobless and those people who have dropped off the radar, the so called 99ers, in the industrial heartlands.

The retail data can be distorted by short term influences such as bad weather, an international crisis or an apparent threat to security but it fits in with other, more solid facts. Numbers of people on food stamps have risen to 43.2m, an all time-high of 14pc of the population. Recipients receive debit cards – not stamps -- currently worth about $140 a month under President Obama’s stimulus package (I took that figure from a BBC report but it seems very low so treat it with caution). Communiques from a conference of local authority leaders (Mayors in the US) said visits to soup kitchens are up 24pc this year. There are 643,000 people needing shelter each night.

Jobs data released on Friday was again shocking. The only the reason that headline unemployment fell to 9.4pc was that so many people dropped out of the system altogether. British readers will be familiar with this statistical quirk, we have had a year of hearing the jobless total had fallen while numbers in work had fallen too. It's a simple deception, limit the time a person is entitled to job seeker's allowance then shift them to a more demeaning benefit, welfare in the US, income support in the UK, and say they are deemed to be no longer looking for work and remove them from the statistics.

Actual jobs in America contracted by 260,000 to 153,690,000. The “labour participation rate” for working-age men over 20 dropped to 73.6pc, the lowest the since the data series began in 1948.

“Corporate America is in a V-shaped recovery,” said Robert Reich, a former labour secretary. “That’s great news for investors whose savings are mainly in stocks and bonds, and for executives and Wall Street traders. But most American workers are trapped in an L-shaped recovery.”

It is no surprise that America’s armed dissident movement has resurfaced. For a glimpse into this sub-culture, read Time Magazine’s “Locked and Loaded: The Secret World of Extreme Militias".
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Covert Unit To Tackle Domestic Extremism

from The Dauily Telegraph
The National Public Order Intelligence Unit (NPOIU), which exists to counter "domestic extremism", is so secretive that police will not confirm the precise location of its base or the identity of its head.

The paranoia that exists in government is always amusing. While for ordinary people "Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow creps in this petty pace from day to day to the last syllable of recorded time" as we get on with our lives knowing those lives could be terminated in any of a thousand ways at any moment the government and security services, the people who delude themselves we look to them for protection from all risks continue to jump from shadows, be victims of the fear and panic they spread to justify their salaries and have their strings jerked daily by the stories printed in sensationalist newspapers.

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8 January 2011

Pakistani Men See White Girls As Easy Meat

Somebody needed to speak out about how ethnic minorities are getting away with, if not quite murder some very nasty stuff, thanks to the protection of the Politically Correct Thought Police who styling themselves 'progressives' have hijacked the national agenda. Well done to former Labour minister Jack Straw for braving the wrath of the rabid mob.

from The Daily Telegraph
The Blackburn MP has called on the Pakistani community to be "more open" about the issue after describing about a "specific problem" involving young Pakistani men's attitudes towards white girls. He was speaking after two Asian men were jailed after subjected a series of vulnerable girls to rapes and sexual assaults. Abid Mohammed Saddique, 27, was jailed for a minimum of ...

Read full story:Pakistani Men See White Girls As Easy Meat

Comment by Ian R Thorpe:

Sensationalist reporters and race obsessed lefties are bound to try to make a mountain out of this molehill. It has been clear to most people living in North East Lancashire for some time that the Blackburn M.P. was not happy with the attitudes to British ways and customs of a section of the Pakistani community.

The targeting of young white girls by Asian men has been going on a long time and when Mr. Straw uses the term vulnerable here he does not mean those with learning difficulties or physical disabilities. He is talking about those emotionally starved young women who have grown up in broken homes, deprived of a male figure or perhaps with transient male figures in their lives who were likely to behave inappropriately to the adolescent daughters of partners.

This increased incidence of dysfunctional home life is a result of the Conservatives war on the working class from 1979 to 1997 and Labour's war on the family, European values and common sense before and since. Jack Straw would never have dared to criticise an immigrant community and particularly one of dark skinned ethnicity while he was a member of a Labour government. The Thought Police led by Harriet Harperson would have lynched him.

Unfortunately what Mr. Straw says is true. And what is more such unacceptable behaviour is condoned by the Politically Correct Thought Police in the name of "embracing cultural diversity." Diversity my arse. It may be acceptable to fuck pubescent girls in the tribal lands of Pakistan but not in Britain. Can you imagine the howls and screams of the Politically Correct Thought Police if a young white man seduced an under age Pakistani girl. Think of the noise they make when a while male is exposed as the lover of a thirteen or fourteen year old girl (even if she is consenting) then multiply it by a hundred or more.

My first encounter with the hypocrisy of politically correct thinkers came about thirty years ago. At the time I was doing some radio work part time and it being a BBC local radio station, strident left wing feminists were somewhat over represented on the staff. The worst of these was a real "all men are rapists and should be castrated" type of harridan.

One day the local news was about a rape case, a British girl had been raped and police were looking for an Asian man.

"Oh, they'll never catch him," Miss Castratemall said, "Asian people have this wonderful community ethos, as soon as they knew he was in trouble he would have been taken to relatives in another Asian community and he will be on a flight back to Pakistan as soon as the way is clear. They look after member of their community, its marvellous." The stupid bitch could not see that she was being hypocritical. She was the type of feminist who only needed to see a man looking at page three in The Currant Bun to go off on one about evil masculinity, but it was OK for someone from an ethnic minority to brutally rape an English girl.

What horrible people lefties truly are. Never let them bully you into thinking their posturing is because they care about their causes. All they are interested in is being seen to care

So that is the kind of stupidity we are up against from the left. If the political establishment do not face up to it there is going to be trouble, big nasty trouble in many areas with large immigrant communities.

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Apocalypse Soon as Birds Fall from the Sky

by Ian R Thorpe

It reads like something from The Book Of Revelations.

After cavalcades of dead birds and fish from Arkansas and Texas to Sweden and New Zealand, tests are being carried out on the bodies of turtle doves in Italy after hundreds rained down near Ravenna.

The turtle dove case is the largest incident to have hit Europe so far – in Sweden 50 jackdaws were found dead. Italian officials said they expected results from the tests on Monday.

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One for the conspiracy theorists as scientists try but fail to explain this away by saying "There will be a rational scientific explanation."

Scientists are idiots. To say they will explain incidents like this and then fail to do so or offer an explanaion so full of holes it looks like a fetishists underwear only discredits the science they use as a quasi religious crutch to prop up their certainties. Quite simply events like this are commonplace, they happen all the time. Suddenly one will get reported and then a spate of similar incidents will make the news. And then it will be old news and not get reported any more.

The world is unscientific, life is not controlled by nice, neat, predictable algorithms. Inexplicable things happen but the biggest mystery is why people waste time trying to explain them. Naa Naaa Na Naa Naaa.

When something like this does make the papers and scientists hysterically try to deny there is anything odd going on it only encourages those of us who know life is insane and the only way to get through it is to take nothing seriously to start having fun with conspiracy theiries. The best thing about conspiracy theories is they get sciencyheads more wound up than the odd, inexplicable events that trigger them.

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7 January 2011
Top news today is the England cricket team's superb victory over in the Test Match series. We do not report or comment on sporting events but well done to all the England cricketers and support staff, commiserations to the Australians because we know the phrase "it's only a game" has never registered on their collective psyche and winning means so much to them and let's have a few celebratory drinks this weeken and forget about snow, swine flu and all the other crap that is going on.

News and comment.

Terror Alert Raised At Major Air Traffic Hubs

The terrorist threat level at major transport hubs in the UK has been raised to severe, it was reported today.

Extra police have been deployed on the rail network and at Heathrow airport, according to the unconfirmed reports, but there was no suggestion of an imminent threat.
The raising of the threat level from substantial applies specifically to

Terror Alert Raised At Major Air Traffic Hubs

WANT TO KNOW WHY THE TERRORISTS CAN JERK WESTERN SECURITY FORCES CHAIN SO EFFECTIVELY?
Ed Butt writes: How American Incompetence Armed Al Qaeda an in depth report in The Guardian throws light on the chaos that existed in Iraq in the years after Saddam Hussein was overthrown.

The report focuses on the looting of Saddam's main munitions plant from which vast store of weapons and thousands of tons of explosives were taken after the Ba'athist regime collapsed.

No doubt the current US administation will blame the Bush government for this while supporters of George W. Bush will blame either the current Commnder-in-Chief, America's allies or the people in charge during Bill Clinton's presidency. The Daily Stirrer has not ben a fan on any recent Presidents or Prime Ministers. All the political leaders touched by this debacle since its beginnings in the first Gulf War in 1991 have been to a greater or lesser degree self serving shits.

But the problem is not with them, it lies much lower down the command chain with the officers on the ground and also with education systems obsessed with politically correct thinking and with the job of turning out from our schools identical little conformists instead of individuals capable of gaining the skills and experience to make the right decisions and get things done.

Politically Correct thinking, when faced with a problem refers to procedure or awaits instruction from above. The kind of people we need as miiitary officers, civil servants or business managers are those who look at a problem from all angles, make sure they understand it properly and then do what needs to be done.

We did not have such people in Iraq or Afghanistan, we do not have them at home to deal with terror threats, the problems posed by climate chaos or the increasing industrial dominance of the far east. Our leaders are more concerned with same sex marriage and adoption righs, with allowing screaming queens to mince around the battlefields brandishing pink weapons with promoting people way above their level of competence simply because they have dark skin or ovaries or sucking up to Muzza religious lunatics who want to kill everybody that does not worship their god.

We're fucked.

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Technical Schools To Be Revived

Tens of thousands of children will be able to abandon academic study at 14 to undertake vocational training under plans unveiled last night.

Up to 70 technical schools teaching youngsters practical skills from bricklaying to fashion are to be opened within the next five years.

The scheme is one of the most radical shake-ups of the education system since the creation of comprehensives and is aimed at equipping a new generation of workers with the skills for business.

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Technical Schools Revived

Xavier Connolly writes:
A move like this is long overdue. Although I lecture in engineering education is a second career, until I was in my fifties I worked in engineering. Thus it has long been very apparent to me that one of the main reasons the education system has failed pupils, and particularly boys, so badly it because it was hijacked by academics. Even practical subjects like mechanical or electrical engineerting have been taugh in a way that emphasised the abstract and theoretical over the practical and demonstrable.

Most boys and young men like practical demonstarations. Show them how to take a car engine apart and put it back together and they will gain an adequate understanding of the principles involved. Show them a lot of mathematical formulae and they will turn from reality to dreams of achieving celebrity through TV shows like The X Factor.

Academics, thinkers, scholars are a very important part of the structure of society whether they work in theoretical physics or ancient history. Few such people are needed in a functioning society however and few are truly cut out for such a career. In education for several decades now the emphasis has been on academic learning.

We can learn from books, we can learn from practical tuition or we can learn by experience and by osmosis (simply absorbing knowledge from our environment. Academics sneer at this because such learning has nothing to do with them but it is the most important kind of learning, they way we all learn to speak our mother tongue.

Bringing back the Technical Schools and taking the doers out of the deadening atmosphere created by academics is the best thing we can do for education.

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6 January 2011

Flu Deaths Hit Fifty This Year

by Ed Butt

Flu Deaths Hit Fifty This Year More official bullshit from the Ministry of Fear and Panic. Quite what the aim of this is as most of the overbought flu vaccine from the bird flu scare of a few years ago, another pandemic that did not happen, are past their 'use by' date now and clinics are running out of vaccine.

People need to be told not to panic, that (as Dr. Hilary Jones assured viewers on breakfast TV this morning, 'flu is a relitavely mild illness and only in a very small number of cases does it pose a serious threat to life or long term wellbeing.

So WTF is the point of the government putting our divel like this from a doctor in the North East region:

There is a huge burst of H1N1 (swine flu) marching up the country.

“There are many more people being referred for ECMO treatment than they are used to, and there are not the ECMO beds that would appear to be required at the minute.”

We can accept a certain amount of scaremongering in the cause of Pharmaceutical Corporation's profits but that kind of thing should be a crminal offence. Sadly we are quickly learning that despite their early promises The Coalition are backing off from their promise to roll back the nanny state and allowingthemselves to be influenced b y the self serving scumbags of the academic community, control freak bureaucrats, the power seking professions and the financial inducements offered by corporate interests.

Last week The Daily Stirrer reported:

... Dr Winter, a consultant in intensive care medicine at the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham, said there were empty critical care beds in the network that his hospital belonged to, which covers Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Derbyshire and Burton-on-Trent. "I wouldn't over-egg this," he added. "Swine flu is just another form of seasonal flu, and we usually get 3,000 deaths a year from seasonal flu. Swine flu is just one of the three strains [of flu] circulating." ...
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That puts the whole hype into perspective. 50 so far this winter, i.e. from the beginning of November. So if we compare that to an average year and say that we are a third of the way through the 'flu season we are heading for a year with fewer deaths from 'flu like viruses than usual.

SO WHY ARE WE BEING TOLD IT'S PANIC STATIONS?

HOW MANY DOSES OF VACCINE DO THE COALITION HAVE TO SELL TO EARN THEIR BUNGS FROM BIG PHARMA?

Maybe it is just an example of the irresistible compulsion to waste taxpayers' money that grips all politicians the moment they assume power.

If this is an example of David Cameron using his nudger it loks as if we will have to castrate him very soon.

This might throw some light on it however.
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Radio Telescopes Photograph Nearest Galaxy To Earth

by Profanicus Maximus. We were intrigued by this story today.

A spectacular new photo of our nearest galaxy lit up like a neon sign has been captured by European astronomers using state of the art space telescopes.

Regular Readers of The Daily Stirrer will know we are somewhat sceptical about 'science.' Now there is a lot of good and valuable work done in research and development using those accumulated bodies of knowledge known as The Sciences. But when people start trying to pass off speculative research or even unsubstantiated and unproveable theories as 'science' it is a sure sign we are dealing with research grant bludgers, Nobel Prize phishers and useless twunts who plant to spend all their worthless lives in the unreality bubbles provided by universities where they can live in relative luxury without ever having to trouble themselves with a day's real work.
These prize dicks who claim to have photographed the nearest galaxy to earth are cases in point.
read full story:
Telescopes Photograph Nearest Galaxy

Now just think about this paragraph carefully.

Both images, released as a composite on Wednesday by the European Space Agency, were taken over Christmas.

The view would be impossible from Earth because both X-rays and infrared radiation from space is absorbed by our own atmosphere.

A composite... Both X rays and infra red radiation from space is absorbed... ?

from Compton's Encyclopedia.
X rays are a type of electromagnetic radiation--oscillating electric and magnetic fields traveling at the speed of light. Their usefulness lies in their ability to penetrate matter. X rays have been used as a powerful probe to study distant astronomical objects. X rays, which can penetrate all mirrors, are difficult to focus in a conventional telescope, but special X-ray telescopes are designed so that incoming X rays strike deeply concave mirrors at small, glancing angles so that they can be brought to a focus on detectors

infrared, designating or of those invisible rays just beyond the red end of the visible spectrum: their waves are longer than those of the spectrum colors but shorter than radio waves ...

So these 'scientists' have not photographed anything. They have taken readings of various type of radiation coming from the direction of the Andromeda Galaxy and using data generated from that have created a computer simulation of what they think the galaxy might look like ... or might have looked like 2.5 million years ago because that is when the light arriving here now was emitted.

It will be another two and a half million years before before we know whether the Andromeda galaxy was even still there when the radiation from which these simulations were constructed arrived at the orbiting telescope.

Now if you bear in mind the fact that light travelles at 186,000 miles per second (in a vacuum, which space isn't) and our fastest spacecraft yet launched has only achieved speeds in the region of 35,000 mph. In one hour then light travels 670616629 miles (Yahoo answers) That is over 25,000 times faster than the fastest spaceship we have yet built.

So extrapolate that and we find with current technology it would take us 67 million years to get to the Andromeda galaxy. In that time our astronauts would have forgotten why they wanted to go in the first place.

Scientists claim they are on the verge of creating new methods of propulsion that will enable us to travel at speeds much closer to that of light. We would also need a whole new range of materials to withstand the stresses of travelling at such speeds. We should file these claims in the same recepticle as the ones made by computer scientists for the past forty years that they are on the verge of building machines that can think for themselves. The one where we put the stuff that is going to be recycled as toilet paper. Such claims are nothing more than research grant phishing. There would be a better chance on seeing a return on money invested in the schemes of Mr. Nibudongu Chumbawamba the former Nigerian government official who regularly seeks help in expatriating his fortune after his bank accounts were frozen by a new government.

There is a big difference between the real science that can be proved by demonstration and 'science' which is all about theory, speculation, computer simulation and wasting money on things that can never produce any tangible benefits. Enthusiasts for the second kind of 'science' perhaps need 'professional help' if they really find it so difficult to get their heads round one simple fact.

Astronomers Shed Light On The Dark Ages Of The Universe
As the pantomime of science goes on all we can say is "Oh no they don't."

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5 January 2011

Facebook Suicide

by Ian R Thorpe

In a week in which the ever more fickle mainstream media have been heaping praise on Facebook simply because somebody who it either an idiot or an evil control freak is willing to pay around $25billion for this site that has never made a penny in profit despite its (very dubious) claims to have 600 million users worldwide and has no busimess model other than encouraging people to become addicted to the 'virtual' lifestyle it offers and thus abandon real life, we are saddened by this story of another Facebook suicide

Facebook Suicide - Why Did Nobody Help My Daughter

The first paragraph of the report in a National Newspaper read:

The devastated mother of a woman who told 1,048 Facebook "friends" she had just taken a fatal overdose has asked why none of them helped her. Simone Back, 42, posted a last message on the social networking site at 10.53pm on Christmas Day saying: "Took all my pills be dead soon bye bye everyone." Some of the Facebook friends posted messages calling her a liar and one said it was "her choice".
From that we get a glimpse of the pernicious effect social networking is having on a society that has evolved over five million years based on human contact, on shared interests (initially for the first hominids that stood on their back legs an interest in staying alive) and on the bonds of community that the necessity of sharing our living space, food gathering activities and self protection needs impose. The internet and social networks isolate us from those natural communities and encourage us to live in bubbles of unreality. We may have several hundred friends on a social network and not know any of them. We would even be likely to walk past such friends in the street and not recognise them. Furthermore many of our friends could be the same person and we would not know it. The time has come for a new perspective on the internet. There are people saying it is an evl influence. It is not, it is neither good nor evil but it can facilitate both. Therefore to counter arguments for regulation by saying it is a force for good do not stand up. People can do good things or bad things. If we do not constrain the activities of those who do bad things their actions negate all the good in the world. I do not believe in evil in a religious sense, to me evil is nothing but extreme selfishness. The internet, in the way it isolates addicts from reality, encourages such selfishness. Some people can get a vicarious thrill from looking into the lives of others, particularly those naive enough to live their lives online. Some take delight in being hurtful, in rubbishing the achievements of people, in watching the suffering of others. Anybody who thinks that is healthy is very sick indeed. RELATED POSTS:
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VAT Rise: Saving The Economy Or Sucking Up To The PowerfulSimon Jenkins, The Guardian:
George Osborne's VAT rise illustrates an unbending truth of politics: it's easier to raise Ł13bn from the poor than upset VIPs - an opposing view to that expressed by John de Roe in The Daily Stirrer yesterday.

An intelligent argument from one of the few genuine liberals still working in mainstream media as opposed to the incoherent howling we are getting from the rabid lefties at the BBC and The Guardian.

4 January 2011

VAT increase comes into effect. Left warns it will cause the end of the world.

by John de Roe The increase in VAT from 17.5% to 20% came into effect today although many prices will not increase for several weeks. Labour leaders and others with a vested interest in destabilizing the coalition government are screaming that the increase will lead to a financial Armageddon and would drive the low paid into penury.

Anybody who has the slightest understanding of how VAT works would know this is not the case.

When the Labour government made a temporary cut in VAT to 15%, a move they claimed would stimulate the economy, it was barely noticed and the economy continued to flatline. When the VAT reate was restored last year to 17.5% the economic Armageddonists were screaming it would plunge us into a second recession. It didn't, the economy continued to flatline.

So is the latest increase, made necessary by the structural deficit inherited by the coalition from the irresponsible loons of Labour's treasury team and the irresponsibility of Labour's open door immigration policy, likely to have a significant effect on the economy?

I would think not.

What interests me howevr is a remark made by Chancellor George Oborne when speaking to the media.

from The Daily Telegraph
The Chancellor said he considered the new 20 per cent VAT rate “permanent” and refused to say it would come down once the economy recovers and the deficit paid down.

Mr Osborne also seized on Labour’s admission that they were still happy to raise National Insurance ahead of any VAT increase to meet deficit reduction plans. The Chancellor said that was a tax on jobs and would hit

Osborne Would Lower Income Tax Before Cutting VAT

This might indicate a fundamental change of approach by the coalition to taxation, the switch from direct to indirect taxation talked of for decades but never truly implemented. The problem with income tax is it taxes work. People do not have a choice, your money is snatched by the government before you see it. They tell us it is used to provide vital services but the NHS is funded by National Insurance and transport should be funded from the punitive taxes on fuel we have always endured in Britain. I think an analysis would reveal that most of what we hand over in income tax is spent on employing vast armies of form fillers, rubber stamp bangers and paperclip chain makers.

The only public service this army performs is to protect us from the true horror of how few people in the UK economy are now employed in real jobs.

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Record Manufacturing Growth Boosts Recovery Hopes

by Xavier Connolly

Manufacturing activity last month grew at its fastest pace since 1994 as exports drove new orders. The acceleration, reflected in the closely watched Markit/CIPS manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI), was sharper than expected at 58.3 – where any figure above 50 indicates expansion. Economists were expecting ...
read full story Record Growth In Manufacturing

Thanks to the visionary wisdom of John Major, possibly our greatest Prime Minister (said Xav with tongue firmly in cheek, while the Eurozone stuggles and even the mighty German economic juggernaut falters under the burden of sovereign debt, Britain, while hardly racing ahead or setting the ground alight in our wake is pottering along with good news slightly outweighing bad.

For all John Major's faults he did keep us out of the European single currency and as one of my colleagues wrote yesterday and as the wider world is beginning to realise the creation of the European Monetary System was never intended to create a stable economic community. The real agenda was the lunatic notion of crrating a European superstate.

To lump Germany together with France, Britain and Holland into a political union with basket cases like Greece and Portugal was the insane policy of unelected bureaucrats intent on building an empire for the benefit of their largely faceless paymaster, the one world fascists of the Bilderberg Group. If this sounds like a Conspiracy theory here's a name. Maurce Strong. Never heard of him? He is one of the most powerful men in the world. Just Google that name and find out what he was unto throughout the 1990s and in the past decade. Thanks to John Major Britain has managed to stand aside from the chaos that was bound to be the result of trying to splice together steel hawsers and silk threads. Now because the government have been able to weaken the pound to the benefit of exports our manufacturers, under attack for so long first from Margaret Thatcher's conservatives during their war on the workers and later from New Labour who seemed to go to war on everybody except the academics, lawyers and bureaucrats who make up the membership of 'the people's party' these days are now finding the playing field being tilted in their favour.

The change in the economic environment since the coalition government took power and shifted the focus from pandering to the interests of minorities, promoting immigration and expanding the public sector to supporting manufacturing, rolling back the idiocies of politically correct thinking and controlling the deficit has encouraged a spectaculr turnaround in manufacturing.

One hopes this trend can be maintained and we can eventually get back to being a manufacturing nation rather than a nation of bankers, call centre clerks and property developers.

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3 January 2011

Second Debt Crisis In European Markets

European Debt Markets Face Second Credit Crisis

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

Banks alone must refinance about €400bn (Ł343bn) of debt in the first half of the year, but add in the more than €500bn European governments must replace over the same period, as well as further hundreds of billions of euros of mortgage-backed debt

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

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Dumbing Down Has Destroyed Respect For Academics

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

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

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

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

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

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

system.

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VW Audi Suspends Electric Vehicle Production Due To Battery Shortage
Today in “news that affects all electric vehicle manufacturers”, Audi has announced that it has suspended production of its e-Tron electric SUV effective February 20 and won’t resume untilfurther notice. The suspension has been a resolve of “resolving production issues”, which are mainly attributed to bottlenecks in battery supply, according to Business Insider.

Worst polluting coal and wood fires banned in fight to cut emissions
Domestic coal and certain types of wood are to be banned from sale from next year in a bid to cut air pollution, ministers will announce on Friday.

Macron Vows to Fight ‘Islamist Separatism’ with New Reforms

French President Emmanuel Macron has declared his government will fight against “Islamist separatism” with reforms including ending residency for foreign imams.


Switzerland’s environmental agency announces national moratorium on 5G
This blog has warned about the health risks of 5G wireless technology before, almost from the moment it was announced people who understand this technology (and two out of the three of us do,) have been saying that while there is always a risk from electro – magnetic radiation, with earlier technologis it was easily manageable if a loittle common sense was deployed. The exponentially higher intensity of 5G frequencies however, takes the health risks to humans to a whole different level.

Criminal damage in Cambridge reveals the police soft peddaling on Extinction Rebellion crimes Nobody is allowed to walk on the grass outside Trinity College Cambridge. I suppose an exception might be made if you were a 365-year-old don who once lolled under the famous apple tree with Sir Isaac Newton (probably a couple of those old fellows still holed up in the port cellar).

Otherwise, set one foot on that sacred turf and you will soon find yourself experiencing the full force of Newtonian gravity; rugby-tackled to the ground by a puce-faced porter in a bowler hat.

Germany's ruling party split over how to respond to AfD
Germany's Christian Democrat party (CDU) is as deeply divided as Britain's Labour Party over how to respond to the upsurge of nationalism. Facing a serious challenge from the nationalist (but not far right please, they are not that,) Alternative for Germany party (AFD) the CDU seems pitifully unprepared for departure of the Chancellor Merkel at a point when Germany its facing most serious political and economic crisis for decades.

Afer EU Engineered Hiatus Italy Heading For New Elections?
Matteo Salvini's Lega are by far the most popular political party in Italy and have been for some time, only a stitch up engineered by the Brussels bureaucracy has kept them out of power. But Brussels determination to prevent any Eurosceptic party becoming part of a governing coalition in any member state reveals the true, authoritarian nature of the European Union.

Sweden dystopia omnibusSwedish Communist Party: The Left Has Abandoned the Working Class For Migrants & LGBT issues
Are the left getting it at last? Is the message sinking in that the grass roots movements have been infiltrated and hijacked by middle class intellectuals. Are they starting to realise that the obsession with identity politics has supplanted income inequality, housing availability, jobs and the cost of living ... ?

Is the World Health Organization involved in biological warfare research?
Dr. Francis Boyle, a professor of international law, talked in a recent interview with about the Wuhan coronavirus now sweeping through the far east, laboratory in Wuhan, China, where the genetically modified virus appears to have originated, and the World Health Organization’s (WHO) clandestine involvement in biological warfare research ...Continue reading

13-year-old fights school policy allowing ‘trans girls’ into girls’ changing room February 7, 2020 (Paul Smeaton, LifeSiteNews) – A 13-year-old UK girl is taking her local council to court after it issued guidance that would allow boys who identify as “transgender girls” to access girls’ bathrooms, changing rooms, and dormitory rooms on student trips.
The guidance was issued last year as part of the Oxfordshire County Council’s “Trans Inclusion Toolkit for School 2019” project.

RACIST BRITAIN: ‘Black Studies’ Professor Says British Empire Was Worse Than Nazi GermanyBritain’s first professor of “Black Studies”, (yes you can get a Mickey Mouse degree from Toytown University in Black Studies,) who is aquiring quite a reputation for uttering ‘hate speech’ against Britain and white people in general, has now opined the British Empire did “far more harm” than Hitler’s Germany, and branded “whiteness” a “... Continue reading”.

Big Pharma billionaire charged with conspiracy and bribery of doctors
Not long ago it would have been inconceivable that one day a Big Pharma company founder and owner would be arrested for running a criminal drug cartel, but that is exactly what happened a few days ago. “Federal authorities arrested the billionaire founder and owner of Insys Therapeutics Thursday on charges of bribing doctors and pain clinics into prescribing the company’s fentanyl product to their patients ...

Coronavirus Contains “HIV Insertions”: Claim Stokes Fears Over Genetically Modified BioweaponFor the past two weeks mainstream media reporting of the epidemic of a new strain of coronavirus in China has been getting more and more hysterical. However, reports have pushed back against one "conspiracy theory" about the origins of the virus that has now infected as many as 70,000+ people in the central China city of Wuhan alone (depending on whom you believe).

Corona Virus: Should We Worry
The official data coming out of China and from other sources including the World Health Organisation (WHO) on the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus continues to suggest an exponential growth rate. With more and more infectious disease experts are now openly calling the virus a full-blown global pandemic, many people are asking should we in the west be worried and how bad might things get?

The Islamic Republic Of France
France’s left-wing elite are accused of cowardice for failing to support 16-year-old girl facing death threats after she insulted Islam online, the ruling class have been also accused of cowardice for failing to support a 16-year-old girl who has faced death threats after she allegedly insulted Islam online.

Clinton Kill List To Determine Who Will Be US 2020 Presidential Candidate?
And then, in accordance with Murphy’s law, which states just when you think things can’t get any worse, they do, Hillary Clinton has emerged, having found what she obviously thinks is a sure – fire route to the presidency, to offer her services as vice presidential candidate to whoever wins the nomination. And just to show how far The Democrats are removed from reality, many leading figures in the party and the left leaning media think it’s a good idea.

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Coronavirus Contains “HIV Insertions”: Claim Stokes Fears Over Genetically Modified Bioweapon
The theory that China obtained the coronavirus via a Canadian research program, and started molding it into a bioweapon at the Institute of Virology in Wuhan before it somehow escaped could be an attempt by the establishment (the Davosocracy,) to spread fear and panic as they see resurgent nationalism across the developed world and growing scepticism about

Italy most likely member to quit the EU and demand independence after Brexit -shock poll 23:01 (11 pm) 31 January, the United Kingdom is no longer part of the European Union.

Throughout the day, the last on which the UK will be a member of the European Union, more than 7,000 people took part in an online, and completely meaningless except as a gesture, poll which asked which nation they thought would be next to leave the 27 member bloc ...

US Democratic Party Orders Google To Spread Globalist Propaganda
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Time is NOT real: Physicists show EVERYTHING happens at the same time

The concept of time is simply an illusion made up of human memories, everything that has ever been and ever will be is happening RIGHT NOW. That is the theory according to a group of esteemed physicists who aim to solve one of the universe’s mysteries.
Most people do not even consider the concept of time but there is nothing in the laws of physics to state that it should move in the forward direction that we know. The laws of physics are symmetric ultimately meaning that time could have easily moved in a backward direction as it does forward. Indeed some adherents to the ‘big crunch’ theory say time WILL run backwards when the universe stops expanding and starts contracting back in on itself.

The BBC is panicking at the public’s rejection of its arrogant Left-liberal worldview
This is nearly over – this weird disconnect between what most of us understand as reality and the world as seen through the eyes of an all pervasive Authority that was apparently appointed (although we never knew by whom) to establish the limits of public discourse. The crisis of confidence at the BBC – and make no mistake, it is a full blown, all alarm bells ringing, catastrophic crisis ...

The grooming gang cover-up is Britain’s real racism scandal

Forget pathetic 'Princess Pushy' Megan Markle petulantly playing the race card when she found life in the goldfish bowl occupied by Britain's Royal Family was not to her liking, the grooming gang cover up is Britain's racist scandal - and it is far worse than the trivialities that get American libtards screaming about "White Privilege ..."

John McCain’s Widow Comments on Jeffrey Epstein’s Sex Trafficking ChargesJohn McCain’s Widow Comments on Jeffrey Epstein’s Sex Trafficking Charges


Speaking at a human trafficking event in Florida, McCain revealed that her family was quite familiar with Epstein’s wrongdoings as one girl from her daughter’s high school was actually among the financier’s underage victims, then suddenly acknowledging that she “knew” about his crimes.
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French Intellectual Jailed for Calling Mass Immigration an “Invasion”
French intellectual Renaud Camus (above) has been conditionally sentenced to 2 months imprisonment for arguing that mass immigration in Europe represents an “invasion.” Summit.news reports: The writer, who is the author of Le Grand Remplacement (The Great Replacement), was charged with “public incitement to hate or violence on the basis of origin, ethnicity, nationality, race or religion.”

“Hard” Of Hearing? PornHub Being Sued By Deaf Man For Lack Of Subtitles
We read today that sex supermaket site PornHub is being sued by Yaroslav Suris, who has filed a lawsuit claiming that its lack of PornHub’s lack of subtitles for the hard of hearing is discriminatory. Suris’ bone of contention is that the website violates his rights under the Americans With Disabilities Act, according to showbiz gossip site TMZ, which broke the story ...

Quitaly Back On As Salvini Prepares To Take On The EU
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Police Failed To Act Against Muslim Grooming Gang Due To Fears Over "Community Tensions" A new report based on the evidence of former Grester Manchester Police Detective Constable Maggie Oliver acknowledges that the force failed to stop dozens of girls being groomed and sexually exploited by a network of Pakistani men despite being fully aware of what was happening due to fears over creating “community tensions.” The report notes that the instruction to avoid prosecuting came "right from the top ..."

Asian grooming gang given free pass to rape; police officers told ‘find other ethnicities’ to investigate – detective.
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Greta Thunberg Slams Australia for Coal Industry, Expands List of Climate Demands
Little Greta Thunberg, who was elected by nobody apparently now speaks for us all on matters relating to climate change. The Swedish climate change hustler who is making a fortune for her handlers from donations to her campaign, again castigated Australia for continuing to mine and export coal despite her previous complaints, adding a call for an end worldwide to the actibity to her list of climate demands to be delivered at the upcoming World Economic Forum in Davos ...

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