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Gordfellas - Is the Labour Goverment really like Goodfellas (strong language)
Stories coming from Downing Street accusing Labour Prime Miniter of bullying and being tempramentally unstable should worry us all. We know little of what goes on inside the seat of government and what we hear makes it sound like the movie Goodfellas.

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Goodbye To Tony (in the style of E.J. Thribb.
by ianrthorpe

we'll say goodbye soon Blair,
when you're no longer there
will we care, Blair?
You lost your touch
long before
you lost your hair.
Good old E.J. Thribb, I first met him when he was Peter Cook. This may seem a curmudgeonly little comment (call me a curmudgeon if you like, possums) but after all that praise for such a typically "Phoney Tony" valedictory speech I think we need to remind ourselves this is the man who shafted the NHS, School system, Pensions, Transport, Benefits System and getting on for quarter of a million Iraqis.
We should save the praise until he finds enough decency to fall on his sword - (literally I hope.)

Blair Last Audience
Emily and Tony, Blair's precious moments

If They Revised Their Lyrics
by ianrthorpe

If some old rockers were to revise their lyrics to fit their current age and condition on the CDs they constantly reissue what might the titles of some classic tracks be? Here' a top 20 I found while creating some new links for myself.

1. Herman's Hermits -- Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Walker
2. The Bee Gees -- How Can You Mend a Broken Hip.
3. Bobby Darin -- Splish, Splash, I Was Havin' a Flash.
4. Ringo Starr -- I Get By With a Little Help From Depends.
5. Roberta Flack -- The First Time Ever I Forgot Your Face.
6. Johnny Nash -- I Can't See Clearly Now.
7. Paul Simon -- Fifty Ways to Lose Your Liver.
8. The Commodores -- Once, Twice, Three Times to the Bathroom.
9. Marvin Gaye -- Heard It Through the Grape Nuts.
10. Procol Harem -- A Whiter Shade of Hair.
11. Leo Sayer -- You Make Me Feel Like Napping.
12. The Temptations -- Papa's Got a Kidney Stone.
13. Abba -- Denture Queen.
14. Tony Orlando -- Knock 3 Times On The Ceiling If You Hear Me Fall.
15. Helen Reddy -- I Am Woman, Hear Me Snore.
16. Willie Nelson -- On the Commode Again.
17. Leslie Gore -- It's My Procedure and I'll Cry If I Want To
18. Jim Croce -- Time in a Pill Bottle
19. Rolling Stones -- I Still Can't Get No Satisfaction
20. Elvis Presley -- I Can't Help Falling in the Tub For You
21. The Crystals -- Doo-Doo ... Run Run
22. James Brown -- Papa's Got A Brand New Colostomy Bag

Acknowledgements to underthenews

Truth Hurts
by ianrthorpe

George Bush and Tony Blair are reported to be angry that military intelligence reports have said the war in Iraq has increased the risk of terrorist attack in the west.

These deluded fools still think the majority of Iraqis would be out in the streets draping our soldiers in garlands of flowers but for that nasty Osama Bin Laden telling lies about the success of our campaign to liberate the Iraqi people from the tyranny of their 5000 year old civilisation.

Well here's another truth for our leading war criminals.


What is difficult to understand about that.

Tony Blair's Journey
Blair The Sex Bomb
Labour Contenders

It was 10:30 am and Tony was at war

. by ianrthorpe

Mr Blair's message welcoming delegates to the Labour conference in Manchester this morning reminded them this is the first time the conference has not been held in a coastal town since the war.

He did not actually specify which war but I suppose we can eliminate those still going on.

Blair Faith Foundation
The Contraltos

Holidays in the Nokhchiin Republic

by ianrthorpe

Chechnya is trying to shed its image as a war zone by giving itself a more cheerful sounding name. Alu Alkhanov, the Russian republic's pro-Moscow president, believes the name "Chechnya" has negative connotations and wants it to be renamed "the Nokhchiin Republic".

Changing names fools nobody of course. Opal Fruits changed to Starburst but everybody knoes they are Opal Fruits. Jif kitchen cleaner changed to Cif, nobody was fooled and when we said "why are you selling good old Jif as new trendy Cif with a really annoying bloke on the adverts they tried to justify their failed con by saying "its so you will not put it in your drink thinking its lemon juice."

But this is the age of Kim and Aggie the celebrity cleaning ladies. Everyone knows lemon juice is really kitchen cleaner.

Sun, Sand and Sweaty Feet

Lib Dem MP Performs Blow Job On Live TV

by ianrthorpe

If, while channel hopping sometime this weekend, you got lucky as you were passing Channel 5 (let's face it, nobody ever sits down to watch a channel 5 show from the start)you may have seen Liberal Democrat M.P. Lembit Opik performing a blow job live.

Plunging new depths in its everlasting search for the lowest common denominator, 5 has now cpome up with a "reality" format that features "celebrities" displaying previously unsuspected talents. This week it was the tuirn of the aforementioned Lembit to show off his inability as a blues singer / harmonica player.

His version of Hoochie Coochie man, previously performed by such greats as Sonny Boy Williamson, Howlin' Wolf, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Manfred Mann (featuring Paul Jones) Long John Baldry and The Animals was excruciating.

I guess that's why they call it the Blues.

The Birth Of The Ribble Delta Blues
Liberal Democrat Reality

Goodbye Blaack Jaack Baastard

by ianrthorpe

During the dead hours while the pirate crew were sleeping off another night on the rum in Miss Purgatory's tavern in Scumport Harbour, the ruthless pirate captain Blaack Jaack Baastard learned that he had underestimated Jenny Greenteeth.

Blaack Jaack though she was just an ugly old woman when he made her walk the plank. Not realising she is an immortal water spirit he thought she was in Davy Jones's Locker.

Jenny promised Davy a blow job as thanks for him taking her in, but Davy is no fool. He took one look at those green teeth and threw her out again. And so, taking the form of a sea hag Jenny was able to board the ship and scare eight colours of crap out of the pirates. This is a testament to her supernatural powers because there are only seven colours of crap known to medical science.

And so with the crew released from the bilges Boggart Blog sets sail once more, with Blaack Jaack Baastard and his pirates stranded in Scumport.

But Pirate fans, we have not seen the last of Blaack Jaack. He and his men will return to the Cyberspace Main is a series of audio sketches very soon

How Do You Solve A Problem Like Lloyd Webber

by ianrthorpe

So the public have chosen their Maria, with help from Little Lord Andy Lloyd Webber who chose the songs the finalists would sing and made sure his favourite got songs that suited her. My wife made me watch the final last night so I had to miss the parade of nutters and misfits on X Factor.

Good luck to the winner, the brilliant Connie Fisher and to the other finalists who will surely do well in the future.

Soon we will have The Sound Of Music back on the west end stage...

Dewdrops on noses
and blisters on kittens...

I have to admit, before Lloyd Webber got over his Bible fixation I didn't do Musicals at all. I had watched Oliver but only for Ron Moody's performance as Fagin and enjoyed Cabaret, not only for the scene where the people in the beer garden are singing a Nazi song and a dig gets up and walks out but for Joel Gray as EmmCee and just about everything in the KitKat club. But Broadway / Hollywood musicals - yeuch. Lumberjacks prancing about, Cowboys tap dancing? Get outta here. Jesus and his Amazing Technicolour Dancing Disciples, NO WAY! Then old frog face came up with Evita, Cats, Aspects of Love and Phantom ( the less said about starlight express the better. These shoes told the stories through good songs and the stories held my attention. Who cares if he did rip off J.S. Bach?

Andy Lloyd Webber had me reviewing my situatioon on musicals. Maybe there was more to it than Fagin and German decadence.

And now he does this to me, the most schmaltzy musical ever and I find myself retreating to my original position

Apprentice Chicken
X Factor Of Dead Dreams
X Factor Bird Is A Winner

Camping It Up

by ianrthorpe

In one of those moments that make you think, "well I'll be buggered" I learned this week that Camp Coffee has had a PR makeover so radical it has got the DODMRs (pronounced dodmers: Dear Old Daily Mail Readers ) blustering about Political Correctness gone mad.

It wasn't the PR makeover or the DODMR reaction but the fact that Camp Coffee and Chicory Essence to give it the full brand name is still on the market. People of a certain age will remember Camp of course. Pre Julian Clary everybody knew it was a bottle of something that looked like it should have been in a French Polisher's kit - the kind of French Polisher that restores antique furniture that is. Your the younger audience it is that stuff with a picture of a kilted Scottish Army Officer sitting on a box drinking a cup of coffee while a Sikh servant stands by holding a tray.

The new, diversity aware label now has the Sikh sitting drinking a cup of Camp too on the grounds that the old Indian servant image was insulting. I'm not sure, if I was a Sikh I would be insulted to think they are suggesting I would drink anything as shite as Camp. But in for those who grew up in the 1950s, throughout our childhood years everybody's Granny had a bottle of Camp in the pantry. It was the same bottle throughout our childhood,; nobody ever drank the stuff.

Well nobody except me. When I was a little whippersnapper I loved Camp. You see I was a privileged deprived child. My Dad was a frightful snob about food and having served in North Africa and the Mediterranean in WW2 he had developed a taste for coffee the way the Italians, Greeks and Egyptians like it, so strong it would liven up a mummy. Obviously a child does not have either the sophistication nor the cast iron stomach for such a drink but Dad would no more have a tin of Necafe in the house than tolerate Spam or sliced bread. It was percolator or nothing in our house.

Visits to Grandma's were like a beacon, she would serve me a cup of Camp made with warm milk and lots of sugar. Heaven. Camp was amazing stuff, it always had a ring of congealed brown goo around the top of the bottle. Five minutes after you opened it, before you had poured any out, it had brown goo around the top of the bottle. Like my Mum's gravy browning. You've guessed what's coming up haven't you?

During a prolonged period of Camp starvation I, being a very resourceful eight year old, decided I could make my own with gravy colouring and chocolate powder (I said I was resourceful not sensible.)

The result was my first experience of beverage induced projectile vomiting. But in a way I triumphed because Mum overruled Dad and bought me my own little tin of Nescafe

The Indian Mutiny

Does the wife get your goat?

by ianrthorpe

A Sudanese man has been forced to take a goat as his "wife", after he was caught having sex with the animal. The goat's owner, Mr Alifi, said he surprised the man with his goat and took him to a council of elders. They ordered the man, Mr Tombe, to pay a dowry of 15,000 Sudanese dinars ($50) to Mr Alifi. "We have given him the goat, and as far as we know they are still together," Mr Alifi said.

If this practice is introduced in Britain it could play havoc with the social structure in rural parts.

What Are You, Man Or Mouse?
Forward Psychic Soldiers
All Animal Related Posts

Sewer Thing

by ianrthorpe

The Belgian city of Charleroi has been hit by a spate of drain-cover thefts because of rising metal prices. About 70 sewer lids made from cast iron have vanished since Thursday of last week, an official at the town hall said. A 40kg sewer lid can be sold on the black market for roughly e6 (4), the official said. "We have put pressure on resellers of metal and warned them they will be prosecuted if they are found with lid covers," he said.

As they say in my part of the world "where there's muck there's money."

Now That's What I Call Tight Arsed

. by ianrthorpe

An Australian collector has recovered two paintings worth 600,000 which fell off his car roof rack after he forgot to tie them down. Gordon Syron bought the two contemporary works from a Sydney gallery and began driving home before he realised his mistake. One was picked up form the street and handed to police; the second was returned after the finder saw a news bulletin about the incident.

So you've got 600,000 to spend on paintings that will not fit in the boot, wouldn't you find a few quid to hire a Transit van for a day?

Celebrities Rally Behind Blair

by ianrthorpe

A New Labour loyalist website, keepingthefaith.com is currently proclaiming the embattled Prime Minister is "the greatest Labour leader of our time" and crediting him with "changing Britain for the better."

Visitors to the site are invited to sign up to a petition to the Labour executive demanding that the PM be allowed to shuffle off this poliyical coil "with dignity and at a time of his own choosing." (Dignity and Tony Blair are not words we often stumble across in the same sentence.

Among the thousands of loyalists flocking to add their names to the database are:

Idi Amin, Attila the Hun, Sooty, Jack Straw, Clare Short, Osama Bin Laden, Gordon Brown, David Cameron, Maggie Thatcher, Ming the Merciless, Fred West, Jesus Christ, Milliband Rocks, Anyone Done Jesus Yet?, Hello Mum, Lorna will you marry me? and Yes darling, I will.

Strangely George W Bush does not seem to have proffered his support yet.

Blind Driver? You Couldn't Make It Up

by ianrthorpe @ 2006-09-11 17:05:02 News today of a blind Iraqi who lost his eyes in a bomb blast has been convicted of dangerous driving after making a half-mile journey through Oldbury in the West Midlands. Omed Aziz had followed instructions on steering and braking which were given by a friend in the passenger seat, Warley magistrate's

court was told. The 31-year-old from Wednesbury, West Midlands will be sentenced next Monday.

Sounds like yet another case of the authorities discriminating against the disabled.

When insults had class:

by ianrthorpe

Not an original Boggart creation due to Little Nicky Machiavelli getting himself embroiled in a kerfuffle across the pond because of a provocative article about 9/11 (see it here). But I'm sure the insults listed below will make you all laugh. And there are a few absolute stonkers to file away for future use.

"He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire." -- Winston Churchill

"A modest little person, with much to be modest about." -- Winston Churchill

"I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure." -- Clarence Darrow

"He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary." -- William Faulkner (about Ernest Hemingway)

"Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big words?" -- Ernest Hemingway (about William Faulkner)

"Thank you for sending me a copy of your book; I'll waste no time reading it." -- Moses Hadas

"He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I know." -- Abraham Lincoln

"I've had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn't it." -- Groucho Marx

"I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it." -- Mark Twain

"He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends." -- Oscar Wilde

"I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play, bring a friend... if you have one." -- George Bernard Shaw to Winston Churchill

"Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second... if there is one." -- Winston Churchill, in response

"I feel so miserable without you, it's almost like having you here." -- Stephen Bishop

"He is a self-made man and worships his creator." -- John Bright

"I've just learned about his illness. Let's hope it's nothing trivial." -- Irvin S. Cobb

"He is not only dull himself, he is the cause of dullness in others." -- Samuel Johnson

"He is simply a shiver looking for a spine to run up." -- Paul Keating

"He had delusions of adequacy." -- Walter Kerr

"He has the attention span of a lightning bolt." -- Robert Redford

"They never open their mouths without subtracting from the sum of human knowledge." -- Thomas Brackett Reed

"He inherited some good instincts from his Quaker forebears, but by diligent hard work, he overcame them." -- James Reston (about Richard Nixon)

"In order to avoid being called a flirt, she always yielded easily." -- Charles, Count Talleyrand

"He loves nature in spite of what it did to him." -- Forrest Tucker

"Why do you sit there looking like an envelope without any address on it?" -- Mark Twain

"His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork." -- Mae West

"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go." -- Oscar Wilde

"He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts... for support rather than illumination." -- Andrew Lang (1844-1912)

"He has Van Gogh's ear for music." -- Billy Wilder

Football's Coming Out

by ianrthorpe

Seeing former Premiership footballer Graham Le Saux on TV today reminded me how in the 1990s this player was pilloried, ridiculed and branded a homosexual by football fans simply because he had revealed that he liked to read books, enjoyed attending the theatre and his daily newspaper was The Guardian.

Despite the fact that Le Saux was married with children chants proclaiming him a "bender," "fudge packer," and worse abounded for several years.

Since Graham's retirement from the game many of the more "whaa - hey lads" type of footballers have come out of the closet. This says nothing about the game and little of those who play it at the highest level except they are a representative cross section of men.

It does say a lot about football fans though. I wonder if the knowledge that while Le Saux was at home reading books to broaden his mind, many of the muscular players so admired by fans were buggering each other senseless?

Bleep Test Pupils
Bread and Circues
The England Flag
Is He Brain Dead - No He's A Fotballer
Sport Menu

The Contraltos (a story of the New Labour Mafia)

by ianrthorpe
"Da boss gotta go," declared big Gordini looking around the table, " I know'd him a long time mebbe, but he's lost his touch. He's making the family look like a bunch of schmucks."

"You mean you're goin' to ..." Al Carissimo let his words hang and meaningfully drew a finger across his throat.

"Its nothing personal, its just business," said Gordini. "Tony let what was left of da old industrial heartland go because his mind was on taking the 'burbs off the Conservatori family. Now the Conservatori's got a new head of da family, Cameroni, and they're making us look like monkeys. People don't trust us no more."

"And Ming the Merciless is taking the inner cities," added Al Carissimo.

"So Tony's gotta go. Do we all agree?"

Each man nodded in turn except for Big Prezza who carried on shovelling pasta into his mouth, cheeks wobbling and blubbery lips smacking in rhythm with his mastication.

"Prezza, shaddupayaface, dis is serious business."

"Ah'm lissenin' Gordini. This pasta's fookin' grand. You gonna off Tony then?"

"Hey mebbe dis ain't da right time to off Tony. Things is tough," said Al Carissimo.

"Things can only get tougher. Nobody trusts Tony no more, as long as he is head of the Contralto family, Cameroni is gonna have things his own way. We gotta hit him now." Gordini looked at the man on his right, Eduardo "the enforcer" Testicoli.

"Look I know Tony helped some of youse on da way up," said Ed, "but he's gotta go before things get outta hand. If we don't hit him soon what's to say Alphonse Gianfili or Davardi Millebenda ain't gonna make a move against him theirselves? If dat happens we gotta war on our hands."

"War, fook that," Big Prezza looked up from his pasta, "we can't afford another fookin' war."

Ed slapped the table angrily, "Lissen ya dumb fuck, Tony has taken out a lot of our best people; Giacomo Palea, Clara Cohorsi, sure we taken out some of his, Pietro Mandi is doin' time in Strasbourg and Charlie Scrivatore is propping up a bridge on a new toll road but we still gotta neutralise Milfevere and Byerzi. Until we take them out Tony is still dangerous."

"Fook all this conspiracy stuff, we've got to stick together. A bit of solieffindarity is all we need. An' fook youse guys, ah'm off " Big Prezza mopped up the last of his tomato sauce with a piece of bread and said while still chewing it, "'ooever comes out on top, I'll support 'im, but I'm 'avin nowt to do wi' offin' Tony."

"Sure Big Prezza, dats unnerstannable," said Gordini, "We know we can trust you, you get a good night's sleep now."

When Prezza had left Gordini said to Ed. Testicoli, "I don't trust da fat bastard. Take care of it dat he gets a good night's sleep."

Tony Contralto, head of what had for many years been the most powerful Mafia family in the city of Parlimentari, poured himself a drink. Things had gone badly for him since some stoolie had fingered his consigliore Pietro Mandi for fraud and tax evasion. There had been discontent in the family too when Tony linked the family's operations to those of the Casa Blanca clan across the water. And many thought the new non-Italian consigliore Al Campbell had his own agenda. For all that Tony was sure he could turn things around. Once the millions started to roll in from the Iraqi oil scam and the plan to neutralise the Taleban and regain control of the drug traffic paid dividends people would see he was still in control. With the help of his loyal capos Stefano Byerzi and Davardi Milfevere and information from Prezza, his spy in Gordini's camp, he could outmanoeuvre his rival and when the time came eliminate him. People would never trust Gordini and the crime business depended on trust. Just as Tony decided he had little to worry about, the telephone rang.

"Tony, Tony, you gotta get out of there, I think Gordini is making his move," the familiar voice of Davardi Millibenda screamed, "I was having a drink with Stefano Byerzi when Tomaso Watsoni and three of Testicoli's foot soldiers arrived outside my house and they ain't paying no social ..." the unmistakable sound of gunfire cut off the voice.

As soon as Tony put down the receiver it rang again. A stranger's voice said "Giovanni Baldi got sompin he wants you to hear..." This was followed by the dry, desperate gurgling of a man being garotted.

Another call followed almost immediately to say that Alphonse Gianfili had been defenestrated.

"His wife is goin' to be angry as hell, she's a horny lady," Tony said before the speaker reminded him what defenestration meant.

It was a catastrophe, Gordini was not just taking out all Tony's loyal lieutenants but all the likely rivals to Gordini's succession. There was one hope left. Tony picked up the telephone and dialled Big Prezza's number. There was no reply.

Deluding himself as ever Tony danced around the room gleefully. Big Prezza was on the way to save him. When the door chimes sounded a few minutes later he gave a joyful whoop, "PREZZA!"

It was not the loyal Prezza standing outside but a delivery boy. "Package for Mr Contralto," the boy said, holding out a badly wrapped parcel.

"What da fuck..." exclaimed Tony as he ripped open the wrapping to reveal a damp sweatshirt monogrammed with the letters JP. The sweatshirt was wrapped around something firmer. Tony lifted back the cloth and uncovered a big dead fish. The message was clear, Big Prezza would sleep with the fishes.

Tipping the boy, Tony went inside to the bureau and taking out a gun put the barrel to his head.

Emily and Tony
Blair's Last Audience
Blair Sex Bomb
Labour contenders

A Jihadist Joke

by ianrthorpe

You may have thought that jihadists are a pretty humourless lot but Boggart Blog can bring you the comforting news that the bearded boys do have a sense of fun. To prove it here is a jihadist joke: An Arab maths teacher was detained at London Heathrow airport today when he was found to be in possession of a slide rule, a set of logarithmic tables, a protractor and set square and a calculator. A spokesman for airport security said the man is suspected on being involved in terrorist group Al Gebra. RELATED POSTS:
Beards of Terror

Government by Fear and Panic

In Praise of Pissed Politicians.

by ianrthorpe

Last weekend brought the news that Charles (Chucky-bum) Kennedy is ready to stand again. If it has taken nearly a year for him to get off his arse just how pissed was he I wonder?

But should we care? Are pissed politicians really as dangerous as the tablod tendency would have us believe. And are the activities of Members members so great a risk to state security that the merest whiff of sexual scandal can destroy a career? On the scale of moral turpitude does being an inveterate imbiber or a serial shagger count as less or more risky than being a pathological liar, a habitual hypocrite or a compulsive crook? Who would you rather have in charge, the prodigious piss - artist Winston Churchill or teetotal genocidal maniac George W Bush? Remember in the last century it was the morrally upright, politically uptight pair Asquith and Chamberlain who led us into the world wars while the permanently paralytic Churchill and "shagger" Lloyd George who led us to victory.

Politicians are known for being dishonest and duplicitous but in vino veritas and in orgasmis incoherence so our leaders are less dangerous when rat - arsed or on the job.

Lets have more immoral politicians Boggart Blog says.

Inspirational Old Queen
You Live, You Die, And In Between...
Pissed Pensioners of Harrogate

Great Days For British Television

by ianrthorpe

It seems British chav culture is set to conquer the world thanks to the sheer genius of our TV executives. Not only have the sold Footballers Wives to America but there is talk of exporting Bad Girls too. Bad Girls has been past its sell by since - well, the second episode of series one I guess. Only the increasigly ludicrous plot lines and the gorgeous Danielle Brent made it worth watching (series one at least had a hint of reality, none of the women prisoners had lip gloss) but now Ms Brent has finally been dropped down a manhole in the kitchen having spent three weeks as a beatuifully decomposing and totally non - smelly corpse, there is nothing left. Even Stephanie Beecham (also never seen sans lippy) and Amanda Barrie's comedy double act has worn thin.

Flogging the moribund Bad Girls format to the unsuspecting USA will be almost as big a coup as last years triumph when they successfully exported Vernon Effing Kaye who is now a major start as a gameshow presenter stateside.

"Ee bag gum, ayup y'all. Ah', fras Bowton tha knozz."

You couldn't make it up, as his much funnier cousin Peter is fond of saying about things he has obviously just made up.

I suppose its too much to hope that celebrity Big Brother and other vehicles for past their sell by showbiz types will go too.

Apocalypse North
Condi In The Land Of Pie Eaters

Are You Being Consulted?

by ianrthorpe

It was no surprise to learn the government spends 2billion a year on "consultants." An outraged Westminster correspondent in The Guardian revealed this shocking news this week, adding that the Revenue & Customs dept. is happy to pay 750 a day to IT consultants to design computer systems alongside civil servants who are paid 120 a day.

I have had experience of working as a consultant on government Information Technology schemes. Forget how much the civil servants are getting paid, I can tell you that their function is not to design and implement computer systems that make government business run more smoothly but to prevent that happening. So you end up with a situation where the consultants are trying to tell the civil servants nothing.

Civil S.: Mr Consultant, can you tell me how many PCs the department will need?

Consultant: Yes, that will be 750 please.

Why is it the Civil Service do not get on with computers or any kind of technology?

Well grades in the civil service are still decided on how many people an officer supervises. So it is in nobody's interests for some clever little shit like me to come along and magic away 75% of the staff simply by installing a computer system that works. What the civil service wants is computer systems that fail but generate billions of pieces of paper in the process.

The out come of it all is they can hire thousands of buggingses to sit all day hitting said pieces of paper with rubber stamps. Then all the senior grade civil servants get promotion, the consultancies have to supply more consultants to not design more systems to not cope with the increased workload, the government can demonstrate growth in the economy, a big fall in the jobless, companies selling office furniture, office supplies, cheap suits (ooh, suits you) and mugs that say "you don't have to be mad to work here but it helps," all do well and there is a knock on effect though the whole economy. And everybody is happy, except for the poor sods who have to pay for it all, and that's - erm.................US!

It all works on the same principle as Pyramid selling you see. Does anyone else get the feeling the pyramid is about to collapse.

Authoritarian Box Ticking
The Civil Servant's Ten Minute Dump

Anthony's Friends Are No Mugs

by ianrthorpe

What are we to make of a man who uses a photo - opportunity to be pictured holding a twee little mug printed with a cutesy - pie rhyme saying what an all round good guy the owner of said mug is.

Its not so long ago when Mr. Anthony Blair with pissopts full of titles, honours and Private Finance Initiative contracts, no to mention ministerial positions and seats on the boards of Quangos had real, living breathing people queueing up to extol his virtues and bung a wedge in his back pocket.

How quickly a war too many can change things. Now former loyal loo-tenants from the shithouse tendency of the Labour party are anxious to distance themselves from Tony No - Mates as Jack Straw, Charles Clarke and others betrayed in the constant quest to suck up to the White House sharpen their knives for the "Infamy, infamy, (they've all got it in fa' me) moment.

Howe long can the PM and his mug job hold on. Well we boggart bloggers make it a rule only ever to bet on four legged creatures, but if you are reckless enough to wager on the two faced variety we hear a whisper that October 8th is a fair bet

Blair Journey

Dead Drunk

by ianrthorpe

At last year's halloween party in my local a zombie walked up to the bar and said, "I'd like a stiff drink please."

A Tax On Living

by ianrthorpe

It seems Bastardman (hey, call me Tony) has decided to turn his attention from the middle east to climate change. As with the expensive, illegal and ultimately pointless war, us poor taxpayers will pay for this latest wild adventure in making policy announcements before you have thought things through. We will be taxed every time we use our cars, when we fly off on holiday and when we use public transport. So let's all get the Doctor to sign us off as chronically depressed and we can live on benefits and claim a social services home assistant to do the shopping for us. That should do wonders for Bastardman's precious economy while he does to the environment what he has done to the middle east. I wonder if Cherie wishes he would stay home and do it to her

Chavvy Chase

by ianrthorpe

A motor rickshaw with livery in Burberry check has been forced off the road after the clothing giant threatened legal action for infringement of copyright.

The "Chavrolet" was one of 12 distinctive tuk-tuks introduced by a private company in Brighton and Hove as an alternative form of transport. Burberry's website says: "Anyone who uses our Burberry check without permission will hear from our lawyers."

Shite And The City

Shooting yourself in the foot - Swedish style.

by ianrthorpe

Sweden lost its second minister in three days when the woman in charge of public broadcasting quit, admitting she failed to pay the mandatory TV licence fee for 16 years.

Confused Brats

by ianrthorpe @ 2006-10-19 17:01:14 The new series of Brat Camp to reach our television screens has changed the format a little. Now instead of out of control middle - class adolescents being shipped off to America to be yelled at and bullied by morons with square heads, the whole family goes to camp to undergo a bonding program.

This has seriously confused the teenagers who are being reformed. It takes them well over half the program to realise they are not going to be rescued by a family of chavs who will whisk them off to Benidorm for a week of junk food, loud music and binge drinking.

Evil rumourmongers

by ianrthorpe

You must have heard the story that Michael Jackson is turning into a woman.

Can't these evil rumourmongers with their slurs and unsubstantiated allegations leave poor Michael alone. It just makes me angry ;-)

They will be insinuating he's black next.

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The Parachuting Elivis Impersonator

by ianrthorpe

As we survey life's rich tapestry we come across many things that catch our interest and this week our thoughts must be with the parachuting Elvis impersonator who is recovering in hospital after his 'chute opened late during a charity jump.

The outcome could have been a lot worse.

It seems the man was saved from a serious head injury only because he landed on his rubber Elvis wig.

Asked how he was progressing a hispital spokesman said (allegedly) "well, apart from the fact that he is still a parachuting Elivis impersonator, he's making good progress.

The Genghis Kak Problem.

by ianrthorpe
@ 2006-10-12

The headline that prompted yesterday's post was bizarre. The one that prompts today's little effor in just mystifying.

A story in the Chicago Sunday Times was headed "keep Genghis Kahn off toilet paper"...

Now what the chuff is that about ...

Lightning Exits Woman's Bottom

by ianrthorpe

It must be the greatest newspaper headline of all time and so long as there are such stories the traditional media has nothing to fear from us miserable rabble of bloggers.

But can this story from The Australian possibly be true?

Well yes, it is actual actuality actually.

Mrs Natasha Tomarovic told The Australian's reporter, "I was brushing my teeth and had just put my mouth under the tap to rinse when the bolt must have struck the building. I don't remember much else.

After treating Mrs. Tomarovic for burns to the mouth and anus a doctor said, "its a bizarre occurrence but not impossible: she was wearing rubber bath shoes at the time so instead of earthing through her feet the electricity shot out of her backside."

Its not quite the same as the sun shining out of someone's arse but is probably as near as anyone will get in this realm of reality

Male Birth Control Methods

by ianrthorpe

Interesting article on a new chemical male birth control method over at Pandangon, a site written by a team of female bloggers.

British women have had a method of male birth control for years of course - big knickers.

I suppose vasectomy is OK for guys like me who want to stop at two, but there are still men out there who love to run around fathering children they've no intention of ever being Dads to.

Problem is, the ones who should not be allowed to breed will never accept birth control.

The Greenness of Livingstone's Lav.

by ianrthorpe

The news that it is over a year and a half since London's Mayor "Red" Ken Livingstone last flushed his toilet after having a wee made the Boggart Blog team suspect we smelled a conspiracy.

Where p[oliticians are concerned nothing can ever be taken at face value so what could lie behind the Mayor's attempts to turn himself from Red to Green (or to be more accurate, yellow?)

Could it be he reckons on attracting the senior citizen vote by making his home smell of piss?

The Clue Is In The Name

by ianrthorpe

According to the current issue of Biological Chemistry, research by Dr. Barbara Ehrlich of Yale University shows that too much testosterone kills brain cells.

Another academic giving us food for thought at the moment is Dr. Michael Jacobsen of the Pritikin Institute for Longevity, Miami (F.L.A. as the song goes) who is reported by the South Florida Sun Sentinel as having analysed a Hardee's Thickburger and found this menu item contains 1,420 calories and 107 grammes of artery blocking saturated fat, twice the safe daily intake for an adult. High levels of saturated fat are associated with artereo - sclerosis which of course impedes the distribution of oxygen to the brain leading to a loss of cognitive skills and deterioration of attention span, memory and I.Q.

We can only speculate about the kind of person who would choose such a meal but there's a clue in its name. THICKburger. Some testosterone charged, pickup truck drivin' loser who having lost half his brain cells is in a hurry to kill off the other half so he can vote Republican in the upcoming U.S. elections maybe.

Five A Day
Shit Science

The Benefits of Private Education? by ianrthorpe @ 2006-10-06 18:40:31 Does private education give your kids a better start in life? TWO WORDS, Paris effing Hilton RELATED: Celebrity Posts Menu

Wunderkind and Baldieman

by ianrthorpe

It isn't that long ago when the Tories unveiled their new blockbuster, Wunderkind starring William Hague.

Five minutes and a million Tory leaders later and we are being asked to put our trust in the new Tory blockbuster Wunderkind II starring Dave the rave Cameron.

Does Wonderkind II have anything new to recommend it or is it just a rehash of all the tired old cliches? Well let me tell you, I have been watching Cameron Minor this week and the thing that strikes me is that it must be taking him longer to wash his face each day.

So by election time we will have forgotten Wunderkind and will be watching Baldieman III.

Wankers of the Week

by ianrthorpe

The Boggart Blog award for Wankers of the Week goes to the Dallas Police Department.

When the Department revealed their new high-tech anti-crime car, equipped with cameras, satellite communications equipment, computers, tracking capabilities and a remote engine-kill device it was hailed as a key weapon in the war on crime, war on drugs, war on everything.

Within a week it had been stolen

Miss Shaggalot

by ianrthorpe

Over the weekend one of the redtops carried a banner headline "I've had 250 Men" for a story about a contestant in a reality show (which I haven't seen)who claims to have run up this score by the tender age of 21.

Naturally there is a lot of "what's the world coming to" bluster but why. If a man said that we would all go "wha - ha - hey, what a bloke eh?"

Also we have to remember the trend among young people to include in the score anyone with whom they have had a sexual experience. This starts at kissing with tongues.

There has been outrage too at a blog called "Girl With A One Track Mind" written by "Abby Lee" who blogs her almost daily sexual adeventures with new lovers. Surprise, surprise, the alleged Miss Lee has a book out chronicling her alleged sexual experiences. My own view is if people want to have a lot of sex and then talk or write about it, fair play to them. But let's not be taken in, after all we all say we've done it more than we actually have (and that includes women these days it seems.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Is The UK Foolish To Leave The EU

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

November 2018

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

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

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

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

The Dark Motives Behind The FUKUS axis Regime Change In Libya

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

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

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

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

Genetically Engineering The Apocalypse

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

October 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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