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

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

Read full post The Futility Of Wind Farms.

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The Wind Of ChangeGovernments everywhere are mad for wind power. Turbines are going up everywhere. But is wind an answer. The blades may turn prettily enough but there is actually a very narrow range of wind speeds in which they can operate efficiently. Added to that, while the environmental costs of manufacture have been quantified, wind enthusiasts are less willing to talk about the damage done to the environment by planting the large concrete platforms on which these proliferating wind turbine towers are mounted.
Climate Change and Population ControlThe ice caps melt at an accelerating rate, despite all the hand wringing of "progressive" politicians a global economy built on perpetual growth cannot reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and the scientific quick fixes offered by the academic community get whackier and potentially more catastropic. Is it time to say the unsayable?
Climate Crooks and LiarsThough climate change alarmists claim that that "the science is settled" no longer holds water the arguments rage on. If anything they are getting more heated as the climate science lobby, knocked from the moral high grounds show their true colours. But more and more evidence is showing the climate change science was never settyled and the global warming Armageddonists had built their whole case on very flimsy evidence.
Copenhagen Climate Change CorruptionThe spiel from the control freak governments of developed nations in the run up to the Copenhagen Climate Conference billed as the last chance to save the planet from a global warming catastrophe went something like this."You must listen to the scientists, you must not think for yourselves, you must never question authority," Luckily we all knew the scientists chanting this mantra were as much crooks and liars as the politicians and billionaires they worked for.
An Inconvenient Truth About Climate ChangeGovernments, corporate interests and academics have been spreading fear and panic about climate change in advance of the Copenhagen Climate Change Summit billed as our last chance to avoid catastrope. The secret is out now though, the scientists are frauds and the politicians are opportunists. So what is the inconvenient truth about climate change." URL=""> Too Many PeopleWith every indication that the breakdown in society and no indications that politicians, police forces or any authority has a clue how to deal with it we propose a starting point.


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15 August 2010
Today's News

Official attitudes to disabled people and uncertainty over the projected withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan are our news stories today.

Over A Million People On Sick For A Decade (Sunday Telegraph)

According to figures published by the Department for Work and Pensions, 889,000 people have spent the last ten years on sickness benefits, costing an average of 4.2billion a year.

The welfare minister Chris Grayling said that the number of people on sickness benefit would be reduced through a new assessment system.

The sheer amount of people who have been left behind without any help or support to get back into work is outrageous, said Mr Grayling. Under Labour, thousands of people who have simply been cast aside by a welfare system that does nothing but put them in a queue for benefits and then forgets about them.

Under the current rules, someone can be paid benefits for up to 13 weeks before being formally assessed by a medical examiner.

This is all very well but we were under the impression that chronically ill and disabled people are often not capable of working. Shouldn't the assessments be aimed at the lazy buggers who have been on the dole for ten years?

Council Pay Prositutes For The Disabled

A 520 million scheme promised to give elderly people and those with disabilities more control over the care they received, by passing on cash so individuals could choose the services they needed, such as home help, or mobility aids is causing a few raised eyebrows.

. An investigation by The Sunday Telegraph can disclose that exotic holidays, internet dating subscriptions and adventure breaks, as well as visits to sex workers and lap dancing clubs have been permitted under the system.

One local authority has agreed a care plan including payment for a 21-year-old with learning disabilities to have sex with a prostitute in Amsterdam next month.

We think this is taking things a bit far. After all the money they have spent patrolling red light areas, hutting down brothels and massage parlours and naming and shaming kerb crawlers it looks like different rules for different people.

PetraeusHedges On Afghanistan Withdrawal from BBC News

The new commander of foreign forces in Afghanistan, Gen David Petraeus, says he will not be bound by a 2011 target date to start withdrawing US troops. Speaking on NBC television, Gen Petraeus said he reserved the right to tell President Obama whether the pull-out date was too early.

He was speaking after US forces endured their deadliest month in July since the Afghan conflict began in 2001. Gen Petraeus said the Afghan mission was tough and would remain so.

President Barack Obama set the 2011 withdrawal date at the same time as he announced the troop surge intended to end Taliban resistance.

Looks like Petraeus has read some history books but Obie hasn't. The Daily Stirrer predicted ahead of the announcement of Obama's troop surge it would only lead to higher allied casualties and a more ignominious end to the war.


14 August 2010
Today's News
Posting has been sparse this past few days because we have been experiencing problems with our internet hosting service. Back to normal next week we hop. Meanwhile here are todays stories on debt, the financial crisis and payday loans; Obama's politically suicidal decision to support the building of a Mosque near the site of the World Trade Centre, the end of the Oil spill in the Gulf Of Mexico and a plan to put many of Britain's nature reserves and national assests into the care of provate organisations. [an error occurred while processing this directive]


13 August 2010
Today's News

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

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12 August 2010
Todays News

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Another perspective on this story: Post Antibiotic Apocalypse


Today's News - 11 August 2010


The Robot With Emotions


by Ian R Thorpe

The Robot That Has Feelings and Expresses Emotions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Just how much data are Google gathering on private individuals? And are other internet and hi - tech firms far behind in their efforts to trash our private lives and force us all to live online in full view of the world. This article reports how far the internet has gone in letting fascistic corporations ride roughshod over privacy laws.
Self Driving Cars Are The Latest Dehumanizing Development
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Apple Launches Its iPerv App
Apple launched the latest App for its gadgets this week, a bit of software that monitors internet connections for signs of paedophiles trying to contact kids. If it is not called the iPerv App it should be. We foresee problems however. It will take the average kid about five seconds to learn how to disable it

Segway Into Insanity
Even as the case for global warming made by climate change science crumbles, the green get rich quick schemes get nuttier and nuttier. Take the Segway electric scooter being promoted by former MP Lembit Opik. This mode of ecofriendly transport technology is neither green, safe nor practical but it is advertized as all three.

A-level pass? Computer Says No
What happened when a computer programme was set to marking English A - level examination papers? Well it wasn't literature.

11 August 2010
Today's News

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

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

Stunning New Image Of Spiral Galaxy

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

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

Nasa scientists say the cluster is one of ...

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

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

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

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

10August 2010
Today's News

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

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

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

Pakistan Floods Due To Supercharged Jetstream

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

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

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

Afghan Civilian Deaths Up By A Third
As the death toll in this pointless war cintinues to mount it becomes more and more clear the "coalition of the willing" is losing. But hen nobosy ever won a war in Afghanistan. If only politicians would read some history books.

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

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

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

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

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

AoSHQ is especially good. And Jeff Goldstein responds:

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


9 August 2010
Iceberg Alley Blues.
by Ian R Thorpe

We must stop using oil say the politicians and scientists as it becomes more imperative that exploration begins in Iceberg Alley off the Canadian Coast, elsewhere in the Arctic and in other sensitive locations. They are just trying to soften us up for carbon taxes of course. Nobody knows better than politicians that the world runs on oil and that alternative non polluting sources are a long way short of being able to supply energy needs ...
read allIceberg Alley Blues


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

Todays News- 9 August 2010

Soon You Will Drive A Shitmobile

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

Except for the farty smell from the exhaust maybe?

Swiss Do Well Out Of Europe
As the Eurozone struggles with the PIIGS crisis Britain is squeezed between the voracious Eurofederalist beast that wants to swallow our nation, our culture and our independence and our over reliance on American investment foisted on us by incompetent, treasonous Prime Ministers during the thirteen years of Labour misrule. It is good then to read of a European nation doing well. Switzerland which has guarded its currency and political identity from the imperialist tendencies of the EU and America is enjoying an era of great prosperity as the rest of the world weathers the economic storm.

The Robot With Emotions

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

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

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

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

Graduate Tax Would Hit Low Earners
From The Guardian

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


8 August 2010
American Roundup
by Ian R. Thorpe

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

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

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

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

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

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


7 August 2010
The Sex Life Of Ideas
by Xavier Connolly

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

NASA Scientists braced For Solar Storm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Daily Telegraph disclosed in June that senior space agency scientists believed the Earth will be hit with unprecedented levels of magnetic energy from solar flares after the Sun wakes from a deep slumber sometime around 2013.

It remains unclear, however, how much damage this latest eruption will cause the worlds communication tools.

You must remember here The Daily Telegraph is a UK National Newspaper so the lack of any mention of consequences for the USA does not mean you guys get a free pass.

This potential threat was known in June. Seeing as it makes that matter of the oil spill in the gulf look like nothing worse than somebody going a bit mad with the sun protection before they went in the water isn't it strage how mainstream media have not had much to say on the subject. Even more strange, the climate change fear and panic merchants have not jumped on this one and blamed it on the use of fossil fuels by developed nations.

Or maybe its just that the more serious minded among us have ben keeping abreast of developments in the environment while the carbon - related OCD sufferers have been obsessing about their hockey sticks.

The lesson we can all learn from this however, though I doubt the AGW alarmists are capable of learning anything, is that science is great for helping us understand what happened yesterday but crap at predicting what will happen tomorrow.

What will the solar storm do? Well at worse it could be the end of civilisation as we know it, at best it might not affect anything. The most likely outcome is somewhere in between those extremes.

Nobody can tell you any more that that and if anybody says they can, they are a liar or a fool or they are on the make.

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2 August 2010
Fat, Obese? Who Cares? We're Obsessed By Size
by Ian R Thorpe

A health minister in the coalition government, Anne Milton, has criticized the health scare industry for branding as obese people who are merely overweight. In fact people who are not even overweight can be branded "clinically obese". It happened to me once, I stood in a doctors surgery stripped to the waist with a discernable though not pronunced six pack, a 32" waist, great pecs and hugely powerful shoulders on display only to have the stupid, blind, unable to think for himself doctor peonounce me "clinically obese".

"Don't be ridiculous", I said, "look at me". "I can only look at what your statistics tell me" said the doc, reducing me to a number. Is it any wonder the public have lost faith in the medical profession if people are faced with such bureaucratic stupidity?" More rcently we have had the cohorts of New Labour's Politically Correct Thought Police telling us we must say obese rather than fat. Obesity is a health problem you see, while saying someone is fat simply insults them.

Here are two different views on the fat versus obese issue:

Fat? Yes - Ashamed? No Anne Milton is more than welcome to call me fat I prefer it to obese, in fact. I have a body mass index of around 34 and wear a size 18-20 (UK), so I've certainly heard both before. But, despite the health minister's belief that hearing the word fat from doctors would be a wake-up call to folks my size, I'm personally not fazed by the F-word at all.

I'm not every fat woman, though; as the co-author of a book about fat acceptance, I'm deliberately reclaiming the word. I use it casually and unabashedly because ...
Fat? Yes - Ashamed? No.

Fat, Obese? Who Cares? We're Obsessed By Size Obese. As a euphemism, it is useless. That big round "o" and that sibilant "s" just the sound of it makes me think of the fat kid at school who would slyly pinch your arm when no one was looking.

Health minister Anne Milton dislikes the O-word too: she set off a row last week by saying doctors should stop using it and instead tell people they are plain "fat", to encourage them to take responsibility for their love handles. The prevalent view of health professionals is that calling people fat is ... Fat, Obese? Who Cares? We're Obsessed By Size

As usual the underlying motive of the demonization of fat has been motivated by politics and profit. The New Labour years have by coincidence seen a spate of developments in fat busting drugs. So follow the money and the trail leades out of taxpayers pockets as were are required to pay for "the increased healthcare costs caused by the obesity epidemic" and into the coffers of drug companies and people are prescribed statins, appetite suppressants. And the use of "obese" which means "extremely fat" in all dictionaries except the Newspeak dictionary used by the Politically Correct Though Police is in fact a judgemental and stigmatizing descriptor rather than a politically correct replacement for euphemisms like plump, bonnie, chubby or well rounded.

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2 August 2010
Iain Duncan Smith's Welfare Reforms
by John De Roe

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/aug/02/welfare-statebenefits Through the course of our lives many of us will find our circumstances have changed in ways that affect our ability to earn a decent living. Illness, family responsibilities, disability, unemployment and old age are among the mst frequent causes of people having to look to the social security system for financial support.

The benefit system, founded by the Asquith / Lloyd George Liberal government early in the twentieth century and developed by governments of all parties since was designed to protect people who are temporarily or permanently incapable of providing for themselves. It has however evolved into a bureaucratic nightmare that traps people in poverty and worklessness. Often after a period of living on benefits claimants find they would be worse off by going bck to work. On top of that the system is expensive to manage and throws up irrational contradictions contradictions as people have to claim multiple benefits. Soon the stigma of being a "scrounger" wears off as claimants find themselves in good company among the long term workless.

Reform is ong overdue and Iain Duncan Smith has laid out a plan that is at least setting off in the right direction. He deserves a hearing.

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1 August 2010
Israel And Palestine - It's Kicking Off Again
by Ian R Thorpe

Israel launched air strikes against targets in the Gaza Strip after a rocket fired from the Palestinian territory exploded in the city of Ashkelon.

The strikes targeted a site in Gaza City which, Israely military intelligence claims, is used by Hamas the Islamist resistance group. The area is also thought to be and entry and exit point for tunnels along the Gaza's southern border with Egypt that are used for smuggling food and necesseties, consumer goods and weapons to the beleagured Palestinian enclave.

Palestinian medical workers said four people were slightly wounded by flying debris in Gaza City.

Palestinian insurrectionists in Gaza had fired a rocket into Ashkelon on Israel's Mediterranean coast earlier on Friday, breaking windows in an apartment block and damaging a number of cars parked in a residential area.

No injuries resulted from the blast but the attack ended over a year of freedom from conflict for the city, the closes Israeli community to the sector of Palestine ruled by Hamas.

Once again we see the ineffectual efforts of western leaders to broker a peace deal in this area being sneered at by the actions of both the Israelis and Palestinians. Is it not time the west simply backed off, secured our own borders and let people who refuse to try to live peacefully side by side get on with slaughtering each other.

And that applies to everywhere in the world, not just the middle east.


1 August 2010
Questions About Obama Past Just Will Not Go Away
by James Dahlberg

it is probably difficult for British and European readers to appreciate what a terrible social atmosphere citizens of the United States are living in right now. In just seventeen months 'President' Barack Hussein Obama has increased the national debt by one trillion dollars, run up a record public spending deficit, increased unemployment hugely and divided the nation on racial and political lines more deeply that it has been divided since the months leading up to the Civil War. We have witnessed diplomatic rifts with many foreign allies and recently seen the new UK Prime Minister, a man who has impressed many Americans with his intelligence and willingness to speak plainly, distancing Britain from the Obama administration.

Quite a list of achievements them for a President many people said was too inexperienced to do the job.

The divisions in America are eeper than most people imagine. While the "Birther" controversy centered on Obama's eligibility to serve as President because of his birthplace or parentage continues, many more people who are prepared to let that go are becoming more and more concerned with the Presidential back story or lack of one. Nothing Obama tells us about his family makes sense, worse his statements are often self contradictory. Apart from releasing his long form birth certificate, an act which would necessarily conform his eligibility or prove that he lied to the American people in order to get elected, Obama continues to refuse to release school and college records or anything that would prove he is who he says he is.

Thus we only have testimony from people who attended the colleges Obama claims to have attended and were enrolled in the classes Obama claims he was enrolled in during the years he claims he was in those classes. Unfortunately none of those people recall a Barack Hussein Obama, Barry Obama, Barry Soetoro or Barry Dunham (yes, Obama has more aliases than a small time criminal) or anybody who even looked like him as a classmate.

From a comment on a post in Fellowship Of Minds here is what one of the people who should have been a classmate of Obama at Colombia University writes on the subject:

Wayne Root writes:

I am NOT a birther. I am not a fan of conspiracy theories. I actually think that wild conspiracy theories detract and discredit any serious attempt to ask legitimate questions about the background of our President.

I explained that I do NOT believe there is any cover up by Columbia University administration. I explained that I am a supporter of my alma mater and proud to be a graduate of one of the great Ivy League education institutions in America. All I can testify to is that I was a member of the Class of 83- just like Obama. And that I was Pre Law and a political science major- just like Obama. It was a small class- about 700 students. Political science majors would be an even smaller group. Therefore it struck meand many othersas strange that I never met Obama at college, never saw him, never even heard of him in my time at Columbia. And that more importantly, I dont know any classmate to this day who ever met or heard of a classmate named Barack Obama or Barry Obama or Barry Sotero.

Even stranger still, the Wall Street Journal reported in its editorial pages back in 2008 that Fox News called 400 of my classmates and they could not find one student who had ever met Obama at Columbia. Adding to the mystery is the fact that President Obama has sealed all of his college records at Occidental and Columbia. All of this should be troubling to every American, no matter what your political beliefs.

Strange indeed, especially when you consider that President Barack Hussein Obama is still spending huge amounts of money paying expensive law firms to prevent law suits challenging his eligibility from being heard in court be getting them dismissed on dubious technicalities, if using injunctions to prevent release of information being sought under Freedom Of Information laws and is ramming through the legislative process unconstitutional laws by by - passing the debating chamber and signing new bills into law by executive order.

Is it any wonder America is divided and seems to be lurching towards civil unrest.

It is not uncommon in a democracy for the people to mistrust their leaders but can a nation whose leader does not consider himself accountable to the people, who regards himself as an Emperor rather than a servant of the state continue to call itself a democracy.

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31 July 2010
Benefit System Needed Reform
by John De Roe

Iain Duncan Smith's proposals for remorm of the benefit system is long overdue. The system has been crazy for several decades, remember the Boswells, the scrounging family of scouse scallies in the TV series bread? They were comedy characters but not that far removed from reality.

In some areas, thanks to the decline of the industrial base and a lack of foresight on the part of politicians and their advisers there are now third generation jobless who, knowing how to work the system, are living quite comfortably on benefits.

An article in today's Daily Telegraph,Outmoded Benefits System Needed Reform tackles the dreaded subject of welfare reform and reminds us of what Mark Twain is supposed to have said about the weather. Everyone talks about it; nobody does anything about it. And for a good reason. Radical plans that look good on paper fall apart once civil servants start doing the sums; even slight tweaks to the system create a political backlash, so politicians shrink from real reforms and take refuge in window dressing.

Human beings have a need for meaningful work however. While it might serve the agenda of corporate profits to replace workers with machines the process does neither communities nor individuals any favours.


30 July 2010
More Intense Heatwaves For New York, Scientists Predict
by Ed Butt

One of the items cited as proof that climate scientists manipulated data to strengthen their case for carbon driven AGW was that they ingored the effects of heat islands created by heavily urbanised areas in their calculations.. Nonesense said the scientists, urban heat islands are an urban myth. Here's proof thery aren't

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29 July 2010
The Oil Disappears From The Gulf
by Ed Butt

It was America's greastest eco - disaster ever. So where has all that spilled oil gone asks The Rational Optimist The Oil Disappears From The Gulf

Accrording to the Panic Merchant In Chief, Barack Hussein Obama, the oil spill that followed the blow out on BP's Deepwater Horizon rig was America's greatest ecological disaster ever. As usual Obama was ill informed and wrong. The spill was not the biggest the world's oceans have ever known, not even the biggest in the Gulf Of Mexico (see our link below) Not a trace of the 1979 oil spill now remains and nobody remembers it.

Americans, particularly those who supported Obama just love mass hysteria so it was inevitable the spill would be inflated into an outbreak of fear and panic. Ironically the Obama supporters who prided themselves on being rational and not prone to the idiocies embraced by the religious right have shown they were actually loopier. The just needed a messiah to follow who ticked all the politically correct boxes.

With Obama to lead them they have panicked about global warming, succumbed to swine flu hysteria and not quaked in fear of Oilmageddon as the panicmonger - in chief whipped up the frenzy.

Xavier Connolly in this website predicted weeks ago, long before the well was capped, that micro organisms would take care of the oil.


28 July 2010 Obama Blames BP For Lockerbie
by Ian R Thorpe

We often used to ask during the Presidencies of George W Bush and Bill Clinton, "Just who do the bloody Americans think they are." It was translated into many languages around the world as representatives of the USA tried to ride roughshod over diplomatic protocols.

Many deluded people thought things might change when Obama assumed power but now as we watch this vain, vacuous man strutting around the globe with all the pomp and swagger of an African village tyrant it is becoming clear those of us who warned things would be worse rather than better under Obama were right.

That Obama hates the British was always self evident, from the racist lies he wrote in his fantasy novel Dreams From My Father to the petulant dismissals of dissenters from the Obama imposed orthodoxy it is clear America has put in The White House a narcissistic solipsist who has no difficulty convincing himself he is President Of The World.

That he does indeed believe such a thing has been demonstrated in his handling of BP and the Gulf of Mexico oil well disaster. As well as displaying a woeful lack of leadership Obama has sought throughout the crisis to make political capital from it by demonising the British. When this failed he then sought to implicate BP in the release of the Lockerbie Bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi. In response to a completely unsupported allegation that BP had lobbied the British government to push for the release of Al Megrahi to help the company secure lucrative oil deals with Libya.

In an attempt to spark a diplomatic incident the Obama administration then appointed a Senate committee to look into the allegation. Despite it being quite clear the Obama White House had been closely ...
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27 July 2010
We Did Warn You. Now Deflation Sets In.
by John De Roe

My colleagues and I have been trying to warn how bad the economic sitution was since we started The Daily Stirrer. Nobdy was listening and so the worst case scenario is the one that is playing out. Here's what Ambrose Evans Pritchard has to say in tyhe Daily Telegraph.

Todays release on manufacturing activity by the Richmond Fed is pretty ghastly, as you would expect given that the effects of fiscal stimulus are now wearing off at accelerating pace before the happy handover to the private sector is safely consummated and given that the structural East-West imbalances that lay behind the global

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26 July 2010
Did Obama OK The Release Of The Lockerbie Bomber
by John De Roe

The Daily Stirrer has commented many times on the racist nature of the Obama administration and the detestation of "white" people in general and the British in particular that President Barack Hussein Obama can barely be bothered to conceal. No matter we say, Britain benefits little from the so called "special relationship", the myth of which has been perpetuated by recent Labour Prime Ministers in order to justify their sycophancy towards The White House that has allowed them to pretend they were major players on the world stage.

It is of no matter that the USA does not regard its relationship with Britain as of any great importance. American interests lie in other directions and so do Britain's. In fact the perpetual sucking up of Blair and Brown to The White House was a national embarrassment. That said, it is good to be on friendly terms diplomatically with the USA, we may be as someone famously said "two nations divided by a single language" but we still have a lot in common with American people even if our cultures have diverged.

The Obama Presidency however has given our government very good reasons to distance itself from America. To of the list is the President's dislike of Britain and the British that has led to him telling blatant and ridiculous lies about his Kenyan connections in order to make Brain look bad. Then there have been the calculated insults to Gordon Brown, the cringeworthy episode in which the Obama's took their ghetto manners to Buckingham Palace and behaved as if they were the hosts and The Queen and Prince Phillip guests.

In recent months there has been his behaviour over the role of BP in the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and now his trying to involve BP in the controversy surrounding the release of the Lockerbie bomber.

We British then have no reason at all to continue subscribing to the deification of Obama because of his colour. The man does not like our country so we are justified in kicking him hard and often, even kicking him when he is down.So let's start putting the boot in now.

Obama's faux outrage about the release of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi by the Scottish administration is hypocritical in the extreme. The Daily Stirrer commented at the time of the release that it would never have gone ahead without the approval of The White House. Thus the summoning of former UK Justice Minister Jack Straw and Scottish Justice Minister Kenny MacKaskill to Washington where they would be required to give evidence before the US Senate is not only a breach of diplomatic protocol, it is also a chap stunt, a piece of political showboating from a politician who has found his celebrity lifestyle is not enough to save his failing Presidency.

Take a look at what top left wing boadsheet and long time supporters of Obama, The Guardian reported on the matter of a letter sent to Scottish ministers by a senior diplomat at the US embassy in London last August, eight days before Abdelbaset al-Megrahi was released from prison because he was dying from inoperable prostate cancer:

Obama's administration has refused to allow publication of the letter, in which the US says allowing Megrahi to live at home in Scotland would be "far preferable" to sending him back to Libya under the prisoner transfer deal brokered by former prime minister Tony Blair in 2007. Although Megrahi was allowed to go home to die in Tripoli, Scottish officials believe this undermines Obama's vigorous criticisms of the decision to free Megrahi earlier this month, when he said he was left "surprised, disappointed and angry" by the Libyan's release. FULL story here

The right leaning Daily Telegraph comments:

The Lockerbie scandal has just become even murkier. According to a Sunday Times report yesterday the US government secretly advised Scottish ministers that it would be far preferable to free the Lockerbie bomber than jail him in Libya. The newspaper obtained a leaked document which reveals that Richard LeBaron, deputy head of the US embassy in London, had written to Alex Salmond, Scottish First Minister, ahead of the release of the Lockerbie bomber. The correspondence indicates that the Obama administrations opposition to the compassionate release of the Lockerbie bomber may not have been as clear-cut as it has subsequently claimed. FULL story

The Sunday Times is now behind a paywall so we cannot link to the original. All we can say is it is a leaked document and has not yet been acknowledged by the US government as authentic. If there is nothing to hide however, nothing in the contents that would reveal President Obama as a posturing hypocrite there is unlikely to be anything that would threaten the security of either nation. If there is nothing to hide there is no reason for The White House withhold publication.

So Obama is blocking release of the documents, we must assume, because the contents would embarrass him. Well he has a track record for blocking access to document that should be in the public domain so nothing unexpected there. Bear in mind that the said letter, the full text of which has now been leaked to the Sunday Times, was written in August 2009, months after Obama had assumed the Presidency. So he cannot play his usual get out of jail card by blaming George W Bush.

Britain enjoys special relationships with Canada, Australia and India, a nation David Cameron visits this week. Our coalition government would do well to build on those ties, particularly in our dealings with India, a rapidly emerging economic, industrial and technological power. We can safely cut Obama adrift, if it sours future relations with America that will only impact on the ability of future Labour Prime Ministers to delude themselves they are world statesmen. By the time Obie leave office in 2012 however he will be so unpopular we will be able to pick up with his successor the international relations we enjoyed with the Bush, Clinton and Reagan administrations.

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25 July 2010
Can Humanity Deal With The Worst Disasters Without Scientists? Urrrrrrm...
by Ed Butt

Those strange people who like to style themselves "scientists" are a tad upset at the way their elaborately constructed climate change scam which they were so sure would help their tribe achieve world domination has collapsed under objective scrutiny.

We have to give credit where credit is due however and the scientists deserve credit for persistence if nothing else. Having endured similar hmiliations with the failure of the swine flu scam, the mad cow disease scam, the AIDS scam, the oil is running out scam, the water shortage scam, the ozone layer scam and a hot of others they asre still pushing their fear and panic line "catastrophe is imminent, only the scientists can save the world" line.

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Science writer ian Sample considers how scientists might prepare humanity to face the challenges the future will present us with. The catastrophe's he lines up are climate change, crop failures due to over - intensive farming, designer killer viruses, disastrous but unforseen consequences of attempts to reverse climate change by geo - engineering and oceanic pollution by algae due to nutrient rich chemical outflows from rivers, sewers, industrial plants etc. And again the line is we must give the scientists all the money and expensive toys they demand because only science can save us from such problems.

As most of these catastrophes are likely to be created by the consequences of ill though-out scientific research perhaps we should prepare by killing all scientists. It will be much cheaper and safer than trusting them.


24 July 2010
Selection By Stealth or Sound Common Sense
by Xavier Connolly

The Education Minister in the coalition government Michael Gove was accused yesterday of introducing a policy that will allow schools to select pupils A leaked government document questioned the future of the admissions code that stops schools favouring children they believe are more likely to produce better results.

Oh horror of horrors. Selecting pupils? That will only lead to the destruction of comprehensive education, the production line education system created by Labour and their politically correct left wing apparatchiks in the academic environment with the sole aim of churning out streams of identical, unthinking, state dependent Labour voters.

What the fuck is wrong with selection. In schools now, and I am a lecturer in a local college so I'm qualified to comment, we have a culture of anti intellectualism. The pupils who want to learn, who are bookish, quiet, introverted, sensitive, ginger haired, in any way different tend to have a miserable time. The yobs rule and the staff pander to them for the sake of a quiet life.

What was wrong with the old Grammar Schools when the intelligent, the top fifteen or twenty percent were segregated and encouraged to perform according to their ability. Did such an education do either myself, John or Ian any harm? More to the point did it do our friends any harm to attend a "Secondary Modern." Many of them went on to do well in life, some did not do so well but the same can be said of our old classmates.

One former colleague of mine, Ollie Chadwick was always one of the brightest boys in our year. He did not go to University, many pupils leaving grammar school with A levels in the 1960s did not. I don't know what went wrong for Ollie but he died a few years ago, just turned sixty, a shambling wreck, an alcoholic and compulsive gambler who, at the end of an afternoon in the bookies was always trying to beg a pound so he could by a loaf of bread and eat.

A boy who lived a short walk from where I grew up but in the council houses, is a millionaire now. He did not go to grammar school being of a more practical mindset. The phrase "good with hands" would have featured on his school reports. He was not bad at business either and is a millionaire now with a second hand car showroom and a solid engineering firm that specialises in making engine parts for classic cars. He served a technical apprenticeship in the aircraft industry but the skills he gained there and the academic knowledge gained through day release and night school equipped him to combine his love of cars with his skills as an engineer.

I know a young man, Ian knows him much better having watched him draw his first breaths, who is a brilliant musician and artist but at school was always a thoughtful, sensitive boy. One of his former teachers, now dead, was an old friend of mine. He told me of that lad, "He has a brilliant brain and is a really gifted artist. If ever there was a boy who should have gone to grammar school it is him. But he struggled to survive in the comprehensive system, he was bullied, attracted more bullying by trying to appeal to the little thugs and then tried to survive by becoming the clown, the dunce. Then in the fourth year he changed.

I know what happened. His Dad finally got though to him the notion that you have to defend yourself. And believe me a young man could have no better teacher than our Ian, intelligent, cultured and rather short though he is. There is no point trying to reason with morons, they only understand violence. By that time however that young man's school career had been ruined.

The price we have paid for the incessant experiments in social engineering in education is so visible in the classes I teach now. So many late developers, people taking Vocational and External Degree courses at the college as they work part time or are supported by a partner, so many of them with good brains, so many, when they can be coaxed into talking, with the same story to tell: "If you were good in school, if you enjoyed lessons and were keen to learn you were the outsider. You had no mates, you were the creep, the weirdo."

So many of them are people who should have gone to the Grammar School or Technical College. To be in an environment where people wrere not queers or homos or mentalists because they liked to read books or would rather sit with a sketchbook or practice a musical instrument than play football or go out with a gang looking for trouble"

So what is so bad about selection. It does not segregate by class or income as the current system does. It reduces segregation, promotes social mobility. Pupils are allowed to develop in their own way, at their own pace. Highflyers at school like Ollie do not always develop into successful adults. Others do not reveal their full potential until in their twenties of thirties. We need a system that educates individuals rather than trying to create clones.

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23 July 2010
Calls to Expand EU? Bollocks.
by Ed Butt

We could go a long way towards reducing our public sector deficit if we simply left the EU, it costs us a fucking fortune. Europhiles will shriek and recoil in horror at the thought of course. Far from bringing under control the EU's runaway spending fans of EU expansion, integration and federalisation would love to bring in to the community more third world countries like Turkey so its enormous population can be subsidised by German, British and French taxpayers.

It gets worse however. Europe is not big enough for some
The ambition of the most fervent fans of the European Union is the Federal European Superstate. For some completely mental twats however even that is not enough, they will not rest until there is one global government.

Read maverick Conservative MEP on the One World Government movement. Honestly, if these people hate who they are and what our civilization stands for that much whuy don't they just kill their fucking selves and let the rest of us get on withouth hand wringing guilt trippers constantly whining about the poor of Turkey, Africa, India etc. Do you ever hear of rich Turks, Indians or Africans putting their hands in their pockets to help these poor people?

No, they don't give a flying fuck.

Well we don't have to be that callous but we have our own problems and charity begins at home. Independent nations can run their own affairs quite well without advice from the world domination freaks of the wealthy, educated, elitist left.

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21 July 2010
Bullying Telephone Debt Collectors
by John De Roe

A little known consequence of the global financial crisis has been that the banks which own many of the major credit card brands, Barclaycard, MBNA, Goldfish, have bundled up bad debt and sold it on for about 10p in the pound to some pretty unpleasant people who are now contracting telephone bullies to recover as much asd they can. As the thuigs who run the debt collection services are paid on commission they have a huge incentive to screw as much as they can out of you by methods including, but not limited to, intimidation and threats of bankruptcy, loss of home, trashing your credit rating with Experian, Equifax etc. whose state sanctioned records are supervised by the Information Commissioners Office (in the UK).

Experian and Equifax run a system that effectively has by passed the legal system. To use a colloquialism they are a law unto themselves. The Debtor company decides you are guilty on the say so of one of their members and that is you screwed for credit or finance for the next five years or until the default notice disappears off your record.

It is not a case of you are innocent until proved guilty, you are guilty until you can prove that you do not owe these characters any money. And even if you prove you owe them nothing, whether they will clean your credit record is touch and go. People who carry out such admin tasks cannot be employed on commission only as can the bullies who tell you Lefty and the Boys will be round if you don't pay.

If you are unfortunate enough to be targeted by one of these debt recovery companies here's how to handle it. Do not get into any telephone discussion with them. Keep everything in writing. Ask for a copy of the Credit Agreement you have allegedly signed with them, or if they say they have bought the debt ask for a copy of the assignment document. Invariably they will not be able to produce such a document, because they rely on intimidation tactics to divert attention away from the due process of Law which they are trying to circumvent.

Now we must add a caveat, if you take out credit particularly now when the mainstream banks are reluctant to lend, you should think very carefully about it and whether you can really afford to service the debt. When indebted to a licenced bank or credit company if your circumstances change you should be able to rely on the Law to protect you losing everything. There is nothing to stop respectable(ish) finance companies from selling debts however, in fact despite all the politicians' promises to tighten regulations there is still absolutely nothing to stop a bank selling your debt to the kind of chancers and scumbags who seek to make a quick out of peoples misery and humiliation.

There are a few market leaders out there that take the biscuit, remember the Party of The People, those progressive lefties of New Labour were proposing to give bailiff companies the right to break into your home? A far cry from the 1920s when political activists in the Communist and Labour Parties banded together to prevent evictions. Now we have to rely on consumer protection lawsUsually a swift letter to the company concerned citing The Prevention of Harassment Act 1997 sec 2 usually does the trick.
(This is for UK readers of The Daily Stirrer only local laws apply in different nations)

To terminate a telephone call from an aggressive debt collector:

Tell them you are recording the conversation for the purposes of training

or

If they are telephoning from India, tell them that what they are doing is illegal, you want their name and department and that you will be contacting the Police when you have finished the call.

And remember, these thugs hate to do business in writing. Force them, document everything, make a note of times of calls (telephone companies can trace call information for you and from calling line identification date pinpoint the source of a call) write a brief memo of what is said or, if you possibly can record the call.

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20 July 2010
EU Federalisation By Stealth
by Ed Butt

Conservative MEP Daniel Hannan asked in his blog recently "What constitutes a state?"

The accepted definition in International Law is in the opening paragraph of the 1933 Montevideo Convention on the Rights and Duties of States:

"The state as a person of international law should possess the following qualifications: (a) a permanent population; (b) a defined territory; (c) government; and (d) capacity to enter into relations with the other states."

The European Union whose member states' voters overwhelmingly reject the notion of a single European superstate already has a permanent population and well defined territorial boundaries. It also has a government of sorts, the tyrannical bureaucrats of Brussels and the toothless parliament in Stasbourg could not be considered anything else. Now the EU has closed down item (d) too . The European Constitution Lisbon Treaty, which came into effect on 1 December 2009, gave the EU legal personality: that is, the right to sign treaties as a single entity. Under the Lisbon agreement the acts of the EU government supersede those laws passed by the elected representatives of member states. Now, we hear, the EU has been formally recognised by the United Nations. It has a single foreign policy from which member states cannot opt out even though the central authority may be riding roughshod over the national interests of individual member states in pursuit of the interests of the bureaucratic dictatorship. Put all thse things together and they add up to capacity to enter into relations with other states.

So there you have it. After being rejected by the voters of those nations that were allowed to vote, France and The Netherlands, the single European supertstate has been brough into being by stealth in what must be the greatest act of political mendacity and deception ever.


19 July 2010
Climate Change Crooks And Liars
by Ian R Thorpe.

Though climate change alarmists claim that that "the science is settled" no longerr holds water the arguments rage on. If anything they are getting more heated as the climate science lobby, knocked from the moral high grounds show their true colours. But more and more evidence is showing the climate change science was never settyled and the global warming Armageddonists had built their whole case on very flimsy evidence.

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18 July 2010
British Troops Will Leave Afghanistan by 2014 Says Defence Minister
by Ed Butt

"About bloody time" you might think as you read the headline. This pointless war has dragged on for 9 years now and has cost more than enough in British lives.

A document leaked to The Independent On Sunday reportedly states the withdrawal of NATO troops is to begin within months.

The document states, allegedly: "The international community expressed its support for the President of Afghanistan's objective that the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) should lead and conduct military operations in all provinces by the end of 2014."

It goes on to pledge that the international community will continue to "provide the support necessary to increase security during this time, and the continued support in training, equipping and providing interim financing to the ANSF at every level to take on the task of securing their country".

There could be another aspect to this policy leak besides demonstrating the coalition government's reluctance to keep pouring money into the fiery pit of this unwinnable war. While the official line on the US / UK Special relationship is that David Cameron and Barack Obama have a good working relationship the signs that Cameron does not rate Obama as a political equal are becoming blatantly obvious.

This latest move then could be a way of letting Obama know British support is not guaranteed.

The Independent's story comes after Foreign Secretary William Hague hinted that British regiments would be leaving Afghanistan by 2014 although Mr. Hague stated clearly the government was not "setting a timetable for what happens over the next few years".

The timing of the leak could be an attempt to put down a marker for the International Conference on Afghanistan next Tuesday (20 July, 2010) at which US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and foreign ministers from more than 70 countries will discuss future strategy for the failed middle eastern state. With violence escalationg in Iraq again despite a continuing but low key American military presence this news is another blow for the beleagued Obama administration

Prime Minister David Cameron has previously vowed to have troops out by 2015. It looks at though he meant it. With casualties rising however and the war looking increasingly futile and unwinnable and the urgency of the financial situation it is had to see what realistic alternative was open to the government.

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17 July 2010
Did BP Lobby For Lockerbie Bomber's Release
by John De Roe

By now we should all know that anybody who supports the politics of the "progressive left" in either the UK's Labour Party or any of its other manifestations is insane, not just clinically insane but totally stark raving, banging their head on the wall, chewing the carpet, rubbing shit in their hair and eating gravel for breakfast bonkers.

The latest measure of politically correct socialist insanity has come via the accusation that oil giant BP lobbied Gordon Brown's government for the release of the Lockerbie Bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmet al-Megrahi. We hope this is a total fabrication because BP, already in trouble for the Deepwater Horizon oil rig's exploding and millions of gallons of crude oil leaking into the Gulf of Mexico from the uncapped well, may not be able to withstand a new crisis.

To try to distance the British government and in particular the coalition from the accusation Sir Nigel Sheinwald, the British Ambassador to Washington has called the release of Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmet al-Megrahi a mistake, in what can only be seen as an attempt by the Coalition Government to disown the aberrations of the Labour / Scottish Nationalist administration in Scotland.

Kenny MacAskill, the fruitcake who serves in the Scottish administration as Justice Secretary, is the champion of criminals rather than of victims. On assuming office he told the Scottish Police Federation conference the principle that the justice ministry and the police existed to protect the public from lawless elements was an anachronism. His perception of the role of justice was to ensure the police were be recruited from a diversity of ethnic and sexual backgrounds.

Under MacAskill's "progressive" regime the prison gates have been opened; recently he announced a plan to abolish all jail sentences of less than six months but was was frustrated by the Scottish parliament which settled for a compromise three months. Naturally when he found the fate of the worlds most notorious prisoner, the only surviving Lockerbie bomber, rested in his hands, the outcome was a foregone conclusion. By freeing a man convicted of 270 murders he would pave the way for placing the "human rights" of all criminals ahead of the rights of law abiding citizens to live peacefully and unmolested.

To be fair to the Labour government they had negotiated a low key Prisoner Transfer with Libya. Instead MacKaskill who is so righteous a paternalistic authoritarian he knows political correctness must not only be done but must be seen to be done, opted for a photo opportunity rich compassionate release, in view of the prognosis that Megrahi had less than three months to live. A whole year later and Abdelbaset is emphatically still with us even though he will not be entering any charity walks any time soon. How the families of Lockerbie victims feel about this can only be imagined, but in a politically correct justice system victims rights have never amounted to much against the "rights" of perpetrators and the self righteousness of those who dispense political correctness.

BPs role in pressing for a decision on the prisoner transfer agreement with Libya, to facilitate its acquiring oil exploration rights from the Gaddafi regime, has now become common knowledge at the very worst possible time for the company. Barack Obama is fighting to reassert himself after a disastrous eighteen months since taking office, BP temporary capping of the Gulf of Mexico oil leak is not good news for Obama because while it has, temporarily at least, stopped oil flowing into the waters of the Gulf it was achieved in spite of rather than with the support of the Obama administration.

A number of Democrat senators are demanding an investigation into whether BP played any part in the release of Megrahi. If any evidence to that effect surfaces, BP is toast. The Obama administration will take it out with the help of a predatory-looking Exxon and the vultures of Wall Street. That would make Obama look strong again, provide distraction from his other failures and it would do a lot towards restoring America's pre - eminence in the oil trade.

Maybe it is time for the English, Welsh and Northern Irish to decide if we want devolution from Scotland.

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16 July 2010
More Graduates, Less Graduate Jobs
by Xavier Connolly

Vionce Cable the coalition government's minister responsible for business and higher education has kicked off the biggest shake up in University financing in the past four decades. Since the vast and rapid expansion of higher education begun bt the Wilson government in the 1960 there has been constant growth in University funding, the number of University places available and the amount of government money flowing into Universities.

Eventually, inevitably (stimulus spending supporters please note) the University system became too expensive for the state to support it. Tony Blair's Labour government, while blethering about everybody having the right to a University education introduced tuition fees and student loans to that instead of the state paying for most student's education, the students left University saddled with a hige dept that would blight their lives and careers. At the same time more and more school leavers were being steered towards a University education but due to the depletion of the manufacturing base there were fewer and fewer suitable jobs.

All the while Labour were in power they kept muttering about the knowledge economy as if simply having attained a University degree was a marketable asset. In reality were were spending fortunes on educating people to be call centre clerks, shelf fillers and burger flippers.

Somehow the crazy situation had to be addressed. In an economy forced to face the reality that perpetual and perpetually accelerating economic growth is impossibe we had to face the reality that churning out ever greater numbers of graphic designers, journalists, art historians, sociologists and music teachers was futile when we already had a surplus of that type of qualified person but were importing plumbers, mechanics, electricians, joiners, bricklayers and engineering operatives from eastern Europe.

We had gone beyond saturation point for graduates.

That would have been quite an easy problem but the more pressing business of reducing the unsustainable public sector deficit creaed by Labour's insane spending and loonytoons economic policies put a different complexion on it. So what will Cable do?

Comparing the existing system of tuition fees to a "poll tax" that graduates paid regardless of their income, the skills secretary argued it was fairer for people to pay according to their earning power. He said: "It surely can't be right that a teacher or care worker or research scientist is expected to pay the same graduate contribution as a top commercial lawyer or surgeon or City analyst whose graduate premium is so much bigger."

Graduates earned on average 100,000 more than non-graduates in their life-time, Cable said, and there are significant premiums for degrees such as medicine.

Cable asked Lord Browne, the former CEO of BP who was conducting a review of student finance, to look at a variable graduate tax tied to earnings. Low earners may end up paying less than they currently do for their degrees while those with high incomes pay more.

The graduate tax would replace the current system, under which the government lends money to students to cover the cost of their degree courses and graduates pay this back once they start earning more than 15,000.

Phasing out tuition fees is a crucial part of Liberal Democrat education policy. Any moves by the coalition to raise fees or even keep the status quo could prove divisive. Lib Dem MPs will be allowed to abstain from any vote on fees under the coalition agreement.

The Minister warned the Labour government's target of extending higher education to 50% of the population was unrealistic and likely to be scrapped. Figures from the university admissions service, Ucas, revealed the pressure on university places: universities have received more than 660,000 applications and a record number of students likely to be denied a place this autumn.

Cable told an audience of vice- chancellors at South Bank University in London: "What we have is an urgent problem. Universities are going to have to ask how they can do more for less. There will probably be less public funding per student quite possibly fewer students coming straight from school to do three-year degrees." Universities had to be prepared for a period of contraction. "Britain is a poorer country than two years ago and future spending had to be adjusted accordingly."

Cable's proposals mark a departure from the current sytem of University funding and the biggest change to the university system since the early 1990s, when at least 40 polytechnics became universities and higher education was expanded.

(Xavier Connolly was a professsional enginer and is now a lecturer in mechanical engineering)

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15 July 2010
Segway: Insanity On Wheels
by Ian R Thorpe

Remember those ridiculous Segway scooters with two wheels mounted side to side on an axle and gyroscopically controlled hydraulic mechanisms to keep Segway and rider upright? And remember how President George W Bush tried to ride one and fell over?

It was proclaimed as an indicator of Bush's idiocy but lots of other people fell over too.

Well on the back of all the fear and panic being generated by the AQnthropogenic Global Warming religious cult the Segway is creeping back into our lives. And guess who is promoting them? None other than asteroid fanatic, Born Again Christian, former Liberal Democrat MP and Cheeky Girl shagger Lembit Opik.

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14 July 2010
NHS Nurses Bogged Down In Bureaucracy
by Ian R Thorpe

Dick Puddlecoat drew out attention to this item, confirmation of what us truth tellers have known about the NHS for a long time but what neither the NHS Hierarchy nor their political masters could ever be goaded into acknowledging.

Nurses Spend More Time On Patients Than Paperwork Dick's revelations will come as news to nobody of course but it's always nice to have official confirmation of these things.

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12 July 2010
Weight Watchers On The NHS - So What's Wrong With Homeopathy?
by Xavier Connolly

I read today the NHS will in future be required to fund fatties attendance at Weight Watchers clubs.

The Medical Research Council suggests that Weight Watchers courses should be offered on the NHS. And that seems like a good idea. Weight Watchers doesnt cost much. And if Weight Watchers might work as a longer-term way of addressing of addressing obesity, I think the reason will be that the classes have an educative component. Read all Weight Watchers On The NHS
Now I would not claim be be an expert on weight loss, a sensible diet and long walks have always kept me in fairly good shape, but I do know none of my wife's friends who ever enrolled at Weight Watchers kept the weight off once they had left. Which means Weight Watcher have found the perfect profit making machine, everyone becomes a customer for life or for as long as they are prepared to be ripped off every week. And I suspect many people will be happy to be ripped off every week forever if the NHS are picking up the tab.

Medical science spokespeople have welcomed this development however.

Makes one wonder why they get so het up about homeopathy. Nobody I know has ever told me weight watchers worked for them and if anybody did I'd know they were lying. One or two people of my acquaintance (yes I do know some tree huggers) swear homeopathy has worked for them and while I have no reason to believe it I have no reason to doubt them either.


11 July 2010
Climate Science Debunked By Science Superstar Max Planck.
by Ian R Thorpe

One of the lies most often repeated by the Climate Science lobby is that 'the science stands' i.e. that no fault was found in the scientific work of the CRU. This is both true and a lie, true in that no fault was found, a lie because the reason no fault was found is that to examine the scientific work was outside the Russell panel's terms of reference. This report features the Max Planck Institute's take on climate science and the IPCC.

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Climate Change: Thoughts On The Russell Report
by Ian R Thorpe

There has been a lot of exitement among the science community over the Russell report on the Climategate Scandal this week. We expected as much, the science community or Church of Scienceology as those of us inclined to sarcasm like to call them are a shaalow, excitable lot who are apt to lose control of their emotions at the slightest provocation. Rational thinking and controlled, objective analysis is not their forte. Let's look at a few claims made by the Science zealots: First; the report "exonerated" the scientists involved with the East Anglia University Climate Research Unit (CRU). This is not true, it is a complete misrepresentation of what the report avctually says:

We note that much of the challenge to CRUs work has not always followed the conventional scientific method of checking and seeking to falsify conclusions or offering alternative hypotheses for peer review and publication. We believe this is necessary if science is to move on, and we hope that all those involved on all sides of the climate science debate will adopt this approach.

So they did not finmd the "science" flawless, they found the bits of the "science" the panel's terms of reference required them to look at did not reaveal anyevidence of dishonest. But as we al know absence of evidence is not evidence of absence and if the report did not look at everything their conclusion whist true is not an aquittal.

Here is a quote from the responsible minister in the UK Parliament when presenting the report to the House:

Muir Russell's independent review is not looking at the science it is looking at allegations about malpractice. As for the science itself, I have not actually seen any evidence of any flaw in the science but I am hoping, later this week, to announce the chair of a panel to reassess the science and make sure there is nothing wrong.

So they are going to be loking at the methodology again, this time without the work being subjected to the relentless scrutiny of the British media and blogosphere. Here's the bit on the fabrication allegation. Remember - the allegation is that Professor Phil Jones, who resigned due to allegations of scientific skulduggery and was hurredly reinstated following a dubious claim that the report had "exonerated" him, inserted a groundless statement that McKitrick's findings were "statistically insignificant". Here's what Jones said in his evidence to Russell:
The basis for this statement is that if the CRUTEM3 trend is reduced by the factor claimed by MM2004, the land-based record then becomes incompatible with the ocean and the satellite record. MM2004 make no mention of this in their paper. In writing Chapter 3 of AR4 the author team were mindful of this. MM2004s analysis of the land surface temperature record is completely at odds with the rest of the surface and lower tropospheric temperature records. MM2004 also fails to take into account the effects of changes in the atmospheric circulation.

And the panel said:
Having read most of the relevant papers... we observe a consistence of view amongst those who disagree with MM2004 that has been sustained over the last 6 years, that the large scale organisation of atmospheric circulation produces a spatially integrated response to forcing. Although we do not comment on the relative merits of the two views, we see no justification of the view that that this response was ?invented, or even that its various expressions in the response to reviewer Gray or the final text are fundamentally different.

Jones appears to have shifted his position from "McKitrick's findings are statistically insignificant" to "McKitrick's findings conflict with other evidence". Whether this is true or not is irrelevant. What matters is that Jones when challenged was unable to provide any support for the claim that was inserted in the IPCC text. This means the allegation of fabrication is uncontestable. What should also demand closer scrutiny is the apparent attempt to hide behind joint authorship - the finger of blame can't be pointed at Jones because lots of people wrote that chapter.

So in examining two very brief findings we learn that the report's terms of reference did not require it to report on the quality of the CRU's work and that in a manner typical of the academic community Jones and his associates were judged by their peers who closed ranks to protect colleagues and friernds.

And on the most serious allegation against Jones, that of e-mails Jones asked colleagues to delete so that their contents were not available to sceptics using the Freedom Of Information act to scrutinixe the work of the CRU, well the inquiry did not get round to asking him about that even though he had previously admitted doing this in an interview with BBC television.

Is anyone surprised this whole exercise was a cover up? No we're not.

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2010-07-09
The Real Danger To America?
by Ed Butt

I love this quotation.

"The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president."

"The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America . Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince.

The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president."

It is alleged to have been translated into English from an article appearing in the Czech Republic as published in the Prager Zeitung of 28 April 2010 but seems to have been in circulation on the web since before that. In reality then we do not know who the author is (I suspect Bill Clinton) but spend time in the coment threads of any US political blogs and it is clear how deeply the man who promised to unite that country has divided it. There is no middle ground, no debate. Supporters of Obama and those in the anti - Obama camp just yell at each other that anyone who does not agree with their world view is an (a) idiot (b) right/left wing nut job (c) a Marxist / fascist.

When the passage featured on a Yahoo forum query titledWhat Is Wrong With Barack Obama it triggered par - for - the - course responses from either side of the political spectrum. The best response, chosen by the moderators came from a commenter using the name Greenman.

Obama appeared upon the national political scene as an extremely liberal senator from Illinois. Although his congressional record is basically empty and his own assessment of his judgment was that he was too busy running for public office to do much of substance in his senate career. He skipped committee meetings and was absent from the senate voting secessions about a fourth of the time; however Obama had his surface appeal to fall back on. Bush was not only disliked due to his awkwardness in communication and the Iraqi war only added to his political burden. In retrospect, any truly fresh face was desirable and perfect to the DNC to be their choice to represent their party. Now with President Bush to blame for all that is wrong, this man was a sure thing in the race to the Whitehouse.

Now this man who has never revealed his credentials, except perhaps to a secret few, and has ridden behind his veil of secrecy into the position of Commander-in-Chief of the worlds most powerful military; this pitiful, annoying pipsqueak of a man who would not make a pimple on a privates *** has used his position to fire a four-star general for allegedly saying things, the truthfulness of which has not been challenged, but which hurt the feelings of this elitist prince of fools who now holds the catbird seat in our government.

The implosion of the Obama Presidency could be good news for the rest of the world however. While America is obsessed with internicine conflict the rest of the world can get on with putting right the global economy.

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2010-07-08
Higher Education Is The Path To Unemployment
by Xavier Connolly

The news that there are seventy applicants for each job vacancy requiring a new graduate from University, though it is indicative of a dire situation in the jobs market, should not be interpreted as meaning there is only one job for each graduate seeking to enter the world of paid employment in a job related to the subject they studied. It will be presented as such but should not be. Even so, when each graduate feels it necessary to send off job applications in industrial quantities knowing that most will not even be read it is quite soul destroying for a young person who has been told a University education is the path to a better career and more fulfilling life.

One of the problems we know face has arisen from the obsession of "progressive" politics with University education. In reality we only need around 15% to 20% of school leavers entering University. That is not to say many more should not go through higher education in some way. A University education is highly focused on academic learning thus it is ideal for teachers, thinkers, theorists. When I left Grammar school at 16 and took up an engineering craft apprenticeship I was taking the same route as thousands of others. We all continued our education though day release and night school, some until they had completed their five year apprenticeship, others like myself following the path right through to Higher National Diploma standard. Some of the best and most creative engineers I have worked alongside had this educational background, a solid understanding of theory enriched with practical, hands on experience.

We abandoned that very successful approach to training future generations for several reasons. One was that academics gained too much influence with politicians unable to tell the difference between a genuine desire to spread knowledge and facilitate social mobility and what was really nothing but self interested empire building.

Next we allowed companies to shirk their training responsibilities. When some sharp shit accountant decided training was pointless because it was easier and cheaper to recruit fully trained staff from rivals many businessmen thought this very clever and followed suit. Eventually the cost of training made those socially responsible companies that retained a commitment to it unable to compete. The burden of training was shifted to the state. It is a task, like most tasks, at which the state does not perform well.

So basically the problems graduates now face in finding suitable employment are mostly down to short term thinking and bureaucratic empire building. Is it any surprise we are up shit creek?

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2010-07-07
Amazon Takes On Sainsbury's - Digital Economy Killing Jobs?
by Xavier Connolly

We are not against progress at this publication nor are we against technology. There has to come a point however where, when presented with some new development and told it will make life better in many ways for us all, we take the advice of Marcus Tullius Cicero and ask "Cui Bono?" Who benefits? One such case is exemplified by the expansion of Amazon into the grogeries business.

Amazon.co.uk has today started selling groceries from its website. You can get over 22,000 product lines including ready meals, fresh meat (including a whole lamb for 120) and household brands such as Marmite. According to James Leeson, the director of grocery at Amazon UK, the company wants its website to be the place where customers can find and discover any product they want to buy online.
OK you say, Tesco and Asda sell books and CDs, why shouldn't Amazon sell corn flakes? Quite, were it only the sales of the big retailers that suffered why indeed should Amazon not sell groceries. To get an idea of how damaging this trend is however we need to take a wider view. Remember if you can the end of the 1950s when supermarkets were few and far between and every neighbourhood had its own shops. These were not just grocers, but greengrocers, butchers, fish mongers, shops selling newspapers, magazines sweets and tobacco, ironmongers, bakers and a host of other trades some just providing a living for the owner's family, some employing several people. Every town big enough to boast a town centre of a "High Street" had its bookshops, stationers, craft and hobby shops, furniture warehouses, a selection of clothing and shoe retailers, electrical shops, a record store (very American, the record business), all sorts of specialist businesses and an array of stalls and lock ups selling flowers, snacks, pet foods, gifts, second hand tat and almost anything else. Now apart from the social aspect of that system which is gone forever we have lost countless jobs. In Britain when the one - stop hypermarkets were spreading during the 1980s and 90s news programmes would report "XYZ Stores today announced a new Hypermarket to be built in Slaghoughton will create 400 new jobs." How many jobs would be lost in businesses forced to shut down or reduce staff by the arrival of a new retail force with which the independents could not hope to compete was never mentioned. An independent study by the Small Business Federation put it at double the number of jobs created. That is gone of course, we cannot turn back the clock nor undo what is done. It is ironic however that the same governments, the same political movements that shaped industrial and redevelopment policies to benefit the supermarkets are now so besotted with the digital economy they are prepared to shaft their former friends in order to help the new online retailers. The Daily Stirrer will shed no tears for Tesco and Co. but we do wonder what effect this will have on the remaining independent businesses. And in an era of economic crisis and rapidly rising joblessness we wonder about the sanity of politicians who are encouraging this expansion of online business to steam ahead at full throttle. All the talk of creating jobs and curtailing benefits to encourage people back to work starts to look a bit hypocritical when economic policy is geared towards encouraging those businesses whose success depends on destroying real jobs in the real world.

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2010-07-06
Poverty and Common Sense
by Ian R Thorpe

Two stories that sat next to each other on the BBC website today made me think once again about the insanity that seems to have infected the nations of tyhe developed world.

Poverty Gap Continues To Grow (BBC News, 6 July 2010) New research from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation has shown the gap between the statutory minimum wage and the income needed to fund an "acceptable standard of living" is widening.) Also read: Minimum Wage Scam ... Minimum Wage Folly
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A raft of benefits have been cut or curbed as part of a radical shake up of the welfare system. These changes are designed to save 11bn per year by the end of the parliamentary term. That adds up to a quarter of the annual target of 40bn of spending cuts and tax rises by 2014-15.

We seem to have lost sight of what actually constitutes poverty. When the bleeding hears and the hand wringers start to bleat about the intolerable poverty being endured by people who do not have a broadband connection and a web enabled computer in their home, when the Labour government we ejected from office in May 2010 could spend 13 years wailing about child poverty and promising to abolish it without ever seeming to make the link between children living in poverty and adults who are lazy, self indulgent and not willing to work for a living, when we can hear talk of children who do not have the latest iPhone or iPod, designer trainers or hoodies or any of the other crap from which the modern pikey child or pikey adult derives all their self esteem are we talking about poverty or are we talking about a salve for the easily bruised consciences of middle class left wing guilt trippers?

Many of the cuts proposed in the budget presented by the Conservative / Liberal Democrat coalition will affect only across the board payments such as child benefit. Will the government have the good sense to make up the loss of genuine income for the needy so income is only reduced for more affluent recipients.

My wife and I received child benefit for both our children until they were sixteen. Throughout that time I was earning well above the national average despite living in a designated "low pay area." We now receive a winter fuel payment of 250 on account of my being disabled. My two colleagues in writing The Daily Stirrer both receive this as does my brother - in -law. We are all comfortably off and pay tax on our pensions. Why are these benefits paid across the board and not on a basis of need. None of the people I mentioned would complain if these benefits were removed, I know because I asked the others. We accept them because there is no easy way of opting out.

Over thirty years ago the Liberal Party as it was then, a tiny group in Parliament with about ten MPs despite polling over 10% of the vote, was campaigning for some social benefits to be linked to the PAYE tax code. It was a simple way of directing benefits to where they were needed. Since then we have had several massive projects involving the expenditure of billions on Information Technology, all aimed at reforming the tax and benefits system. All have failed chaotically.

Is it not time the left, having had thirteen years to address this problem without doing anything more than whine about the horrors of deprived children who do not have iPhones, just shut the fuck up about unfairness. It's their bleeding heart incompetence, fuckwittery and failure to regulate the advertising industry's brainwashing of the public that caused most it.

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2010-07-05
Turning The Kids Into Drunks
by Ian R Thorpe

Long before The Daily Stirrer showed up on the web, when John, Xav and I used to get together in the pub to put the world to rights one topic that came up quite fequently was the demonisation of smoking.

You watch," we'd say to each other and anyone else that might be listening, "these politically correct Nazis are on a world domination trip. With Hitler it was 'Today Poland, tomorrow the world. With the do goders it's 'Today ciggies, tomorrow the world.'"

We would think back to the 1970s, the public information campaigns about not smoking in front of the kids because it would set a bad example. We would say "Yes, when they have made smoking as unacceptable as murder, rape and paedophilia they'll start on drinking."

And they have. Look at this.

Better A Glass Of Wine With The Kids Than A Bottle Of Gin Under The Bed
The authoritarian paternalism of the Labour party may have been swept aside for the present but Labour's Politically Correct Thought Police are still spreading the message of Populist Authoritarian control freakerey. Rosie Murray - West writes here on the latest attempt to demonise parents who drink in front of their children... click here to read full post

There is no more potent drug than self righteousnes of course and the do gooders, who care about us so much they want us all to live lives as sad, empty, miserable and joyless as theirs not because they care only about protecting us from our own childish folly but because they are hooked on self righteousness as completely as any smackhead is hooked on the needle. These sad little fucks hate themselves so much the only way they can live with themselves is by contantly finding excuses to try to poke their noses into other people's lives and lecture us on how enjoying this wonderful life we have ben given in this wonderful world we inhabit will only lead to senility and death. Deluding themselves they have saved someone from the slippery slope to self destruction is the only way they can holod on to any self esteem.

Well everybody gets old and dies and personally I would rather enjoy myself until nature curtails my fun that be a miserable fucker in the hope of living three minutes longer. So look, you hand wringing, do gooding, oh-so-caring fucking fuckwits, everybody who has a normal life hates you more than you hate yourselves. So fuck right off. Where's my corkscrew.


2010-07-03
Naughty Labour Tell Porkies About Budget Cuts
by Charlotte Gore
recommended by Ed Butt

Libertarian blogger Charlotte Gore exposes the dishonesty of acting Labour leader Harriet Harman's claim that public spending cuts in the coalition government will put an extra 1.5 million on the dole.


2010-07-02
The Wisdom Of Urgent Deficit Reduction Reaches Obamaville
by Ian R Thorpe

Not long ago I became involved in a thread with people who thought they were discussing economic philosophy. If fact they were simply doorstep evangelists for The Obamessiah and his lonytoons economics. As usual with people who cling to the notion that Obama is a competent President as tightly as working class Americans "cling to their guns and Bibles" (hey, I never said I don't hit below the belt) they make a wild statement and then defend it simply by saying no intelligent person could possibly disagree, in this case it was that everybody with any sense can see more "stimulus spending" (aka running up unsupportable debts to fund vanity projects) is essential to return the economy to growth.

A more realistic view and one that anyone with two brain cells that communicate with each other can see the validity of is that when you haven't enough money coming in to cover necessities (interest on existing debt, welfare, public sector salaries, the military, pensions etc.) it's a really really bad idea to put yourself in hock to loan sharks so you can buy a new car, a wardrobe full of designer clothes and maintain the luxury lifestyle.

At the G20 summit Obama demanded other nations buy American bonds to fund his insane spending committments. As has happened before the nations with surpluses are very well aware that economists are lying, there is no recovery in sight. public spending stimulates nothing. There is nothing to be gained by creating public sector jobs and spending money you don't have on state funded projects only deepens the problems.

I was asked to explain the basic philosophy of Keynesian economics having tried to make it clear there is a big difference between what Keynes wrote and was semi literates like Paul Krugman who have spent all their lives cocooned in academic institutions think Keynes wrote: i.e. governments can just print money to fund unlimited public spending.

Now I will explain something that is way beyond dimwits like Obama and fuckwits like Krugman. The central banks reduced the base rate, the rate at whuch they lend, to just above zero. The thinking was that by being able to borrow at such cheap rates the banks would be encouraged to lend to business and consumers at more commercial rates. The deficit economics of the Obama administration, Britains Labour government until a couple of months ago and other debtor nations mean that those governments have to sell bonds to fund their deficit requirements. So what do you think the banks are doing (bear in mind bankers might be shits but they're not stupid) Think it through, go on ...... I can hear the cogs grinding, you're getting there.....

"duh"

I THINK THEY'VE GOT IT! BY GEORGE THEY'VE GOT IT!!!

The Banks are borrowing from government at 0.5% or less and lending it straight back (buying tresury bonds) at 3%+

Would anybody like to explain to us how that stimulates anything except the profits of the banks at the taxpayers' expense.

Below we link to a good article from The Daily SItrrer. Put together by John De Roe, a former commercial banking specialist and now financial controller of a medium sized municipal authority, a mash up in which the arguments against increasing indebtedness are explained by two British Liberal economists and an American whose political provenance I am unsure of.

The public sector produces nothing of value. Tax eaters do not earn revenue they only consume it. In a world of finite resources belief in infinite growth is stupidity. We have to limit the size of the public sector to what the private sector can support. It should be a no brainer.

The Chinese and Indians are no longer buying US Treasury Bonds. Get real. John De Roe (topmost link) did not know what the outcome of the G20 summit would be when he compiled his piece and when I decided to delay replying to questioners it was simply because I had too many other things on. I guess, because in the interval the world leaders have told President Big Ears "Your credit is no good any more" and patiently explained to him yet again he is President of The United States not The World I won the argument hands down.

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2010-07-01
When Less Was More
by Ian R Thorpe

This blog likes to bring you original article but is happy to serve as a highlighter for other controversialist writers, pointing you towards writers prepared to go againt the tide of mainsteam opinion, to chalenge the orthodoxy. Today the link is to an article by the excellent Deborah Orr, a true liberal who is commenting on the persistent whining of the progressive left about public spending cuts in the coalition's budget. The terminally naive "progressive left" are labouring under the misapprehension that the debt funded good times can co on for ever, all the government has to do is keep printing money. Good food, luxury goods, clothes and holidays have been ridiculously cheap for 30 years. That's why the drop in living standards will be tough. All we can do however is brace ourselves and get ready to ride out the storm.

Deborah Orr writes: Already, I look back, like some ancient matriarch in a bad television movie, telling the story of the world through her memories. I'm only 47, and I cannot believe how much life in Britain has changed in my time. (For a start, "only 47" wasn't said much in 1962, except perhaps on the occasion of death.) I think of my late father, when I was little... Why The Financial Crisis Is Going To Hurt

And if that depressed you take a look at this clip from 1970s TV programme Tiswaz, a show that typified and era when we all had less but seemed to be much happier

The Bucket Of Waqter Song

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30 June 2010
The Arrogance Of Ecomonists And The Stupidity Of Politicians
by Ian R Thorpe

Don't you just love the arrogance of economists and their detatchment from anything remotely resembling reality. They're all scum sucking crackfarts, they really are. Little Nicky Machiavelli has said this many times and here's a mainstream journalist taking up the theme in response to an economics academic who says that anyone who does not have a PhD in economics should not be allowed to express an opinion on the subject as only verrrrrrry highly qualified economists can understand economics.

Very highly qualified economic professors, now let's see, aren't they the people whose crackpot theories dumped up in the shit mess we're in?

Unfortunately politicians are stupid enough to listen to these self worshipping imbeciles, particularly the one who run the US Federal Reserve and who are now advising the Imbecile In Chief Obama to pawn America to loan sharks in order to raise money for "stimulus spending" (aka pork barrel politics).

Ambrose Evans Pritchard, economics writer for The Daily Telegraph says:
"Like a mad aunt, the Fed is slowly losing its marbles. Kartik Athreya, senior economist for the Richmond Fed, has written a paper condemning economic bloggers as chronically stupid and a threat to public order. Matters of economic policy should be reserved to a priesthood with the correct post-doctoral credentials, which would of course have excluded David Adam Smith, and arguably John Maynard Keynes (a mathematics graduate, with a tripos foray in moral sciences)."

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29 June 2010
Defending Keynes
by John De Roe

The name of a great Englishman, John Maynard Keyes, is being trashed by that jug eared steak of piss and racist hater of all things British Barack Obama in attempts to give the failing Obama administration's loonytoons economics a veneer of sanity. Keynes recommended governments should use publc spending to sustain their economy during periods of recession. He did not say, as Obama's supporters claim he did, that nations already way past the point of bankruptcy should continue with reckless poublic spending projects.
Read full article Defending Keynes by John De Roe

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The Necessity Of Curbing State SpendingThe left, already laughable styling themselves "the opposition" even as Labour splits into tiny factions including the "old left" the traditional party of the working class, the people with traditional Labour values who recognise there are no magical solution, the "progressive left", the kind of people my colleague Ian Thorpe refers to as The Politically Correct Thought Police, who are currently working themselves into a frenzy about
Interesting TimesWhich way will the economic crisis go in 2010? Cracks are appearing in the Europen Single Currency scheme and China which has massive holdings of US treasury bonds is making unhappy noises about the dececit being run up by the Obama administration as they pursue loonytoons economic policies
Magic MoneyNot so long ago politicians and bankers were full of confidence bordering on hubris and they were telling us the good times for the economy could go on for ever. So where did it all go wrong. When did they suddenly realise the decicit was unsustainable? The finance industry blame politicians, politicians blame the finance industry...
Money FruitWhen we were young we were all told Money dies not grow on trees. The message did not get through to Gordon Brown however but what he thought was money fruit waiting to be picked was in fact bait from greedy bankers eager to profit from our deficits....
Future Is CancelledBoth the USA and Britain are in a debt crisis of public spending that dwarfs the catastrophe of climate change. Other developed nations are crippled by interest payments on their deficits but not completely hamstrung yet. Read how irresponsible government borrowing is dragging us into he abyss...
No Real Jobs In The New EconomyGordon Brown's Labour government and the failing Obama administration in the USA, feeling power slipping through their as public sector deficits grow, are trying to lull people into a false sense of security with claims the 'green' and the 'digital' economies will restore prosperity. This as a blatant lie...
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Holy CityThe temples of Mammon are on fire. As they burn this poem, a performance piece, seems more prescient than ever. It is ironic that the politicians, bankers and bond traders can only offer as a way to repair the damage more of the stuff that caused it.The temples of Mammon are on fire. As they burn this poem, a performance piece, seems more prescient than ever. It is ironic that the politicians, bankers and bond traders can only offer as a way to repair the damage more of the stuff that caused it.
Chasing BubblesI wonder if I was first off the blocks with a poem about the meltdown in the financial markets? As recession slips into depression deficit spending threatens to drag us into slump.


28 June 2010
Obama's Immigration Blunder
by Ed Butt

Barack Obama is the most unpopular US President ever at this stage (18 months) into his Presidency and surely he is the most incompetent also. He staggers from one blunder to another, apparently oblivious to the trail of mayhem he is leaving in his wake.

The latest fiasco, even as the President is still juggling the Gulf Oil Spill from hand to hand like a just out of the oven potato a and desperately looking for someone to pass it to he is trying to provoke another, even bigger and potentially more destructive crisis.

The American border state of Arizona has passed a new law to discourage illegal immigrants from Mexico entering the state. "Il Presidente" Obama plans to challenge that law in the US Supreme Court as well as using an exective order (diktat) to bypass Congress and pass a law granting amnesty to ilegal immigrants. If he tries that civil unrest and even insurrection could result... read the comment thread as well as the article on this one.

Obama's Immigration Plan Risks Civil Unrest

The alleged purpose of this is to get in the region of ten million undocumented Latinos into the system and onto the voting register before the November mid term elections when, without an injection of new, Obama friendly voters to the electoral roll Obama is likely to lose control of both the US Senate and house of Representatives. Should that happen he would be a lame duck President unable to pass his legislative programme. Easy to se them why this issue is an even hotter potato than all others currently in play.

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27 June 2010
Obama's Sacking McChrystal Could Be The Error That Finishes Him
by James Dahlberg

Barack Obama has made many mistakes since he came to power. Here in the USA his popularity is at rock bottom as people increasingly identify him as a vain, egomaniacal man, far too thin skinned in the face of criticism to be a successful leader and prone to bouts of infantile petulance when things are not going his way. His supporters only have one response to any suggestions that he is less than perfect, that the person challenging Obama can only be motivated by his color.

In sacking General Stan. last week Obama confirmed all the criticisms suggesting personality flaws are correct and also in the eyes of many Americans revealed he is quite prepared, as Commander In Chief of the military services to put the lives of soldiers serving in foreign wars at risk by prioritizing the inflation of his his own ego.

While the view in Washington is that:

For the Washington cognoscenti, the appointment of General David Petraeus marked the crescendo of President Barack Obama's Wonderful Week. In firing General Stanley McChrystal, Mr Obama, the ultimate cool cat, was transformed into Mr Angry. The law professor finally became commander-in-chief.

Obama, so the Beltway groupthink goes, turned a lose-lose situation into a political victory by asserting his authority over an insubordinate steely-eyed killer and replacing him with the ultimate warrior-scholar. He showed the doubters he was tough, and he traded up.

While political commentators who disagree with that are thin on the ground Joe Regular - Guy calls it somewhat differently.

In recalling McChrystal back to Washington and humiliating him in such a theatrical way Obama displayed his weakness and lack of leadership ability. The White House also ducked the real problem - a dismal lack of strategy for tackling the Taliban and getting out of Afghanistan without suffering a defeat as humiliating as Viet - Nam. Obama's dysfunctional civilian team in the State Department and in Kabul are responsible for this rather than Gen. McChrystal

. No one would suggest the profane banter of McChrystal and his aides was a smart way to behave, never mind in the presence of an iconoclastic Rolling Stone reporter, but it would not take a very big man to acknowledge these are soldiers serving in a real shooting war. As such they are always likely to let off steam when an opportunity arises. The general is a soldier's who has stood alongside his men in fire fights and is admired by both American and British troops for that. In Iraq while in his 50s, he fought alongside SAS troopers. A man like that forges a bond with the men serving under him that somebody like Obama who has never known military service cannot understand. McChrystal deserved to be disciplined for his immoderate outburst but not humiliated

. Thought the comments of the General and his aides were immoderate and rash they also reflected a deep frustration within the US military in Afghanistan and contained some unwelcome truths about Obama's civilian officials that angered the famously thin-skinned President decidedly uncomfortable. Even so the opinions voiced are hardly controversial. Even the mainstream media in the USA, widely derided for the sycophancy it has always displayed towards the President, has recognized the war is in trouble. Team America, as the General called his inner circle, was a bit dismissive of Obama himself and that cannot have gone down well with the self-obsessed self-regarding Commander In Chief. Even more irritating for Obama must have been the warm words the soldiers had for Hillary Clinton, his Secretary of State, who large numbers of Democrats and even many Republicans now wish had prevailed in 2008.

In appointing General Petraeus to succeed Stanley McChrystal Obama has replaced a man of action, a leader, with a bureaucrat. The sheer weight of numbers deployed in Petraeus' troop surge in Iraq subdued the opposition but at an unsustainable cost to the US Treasury. Now as the occupation force in Iraq is scaled down the tribal and sectarian violence is increasing again.

Hardly what one would call a decisive victory is it?

The situation is rich in irony. Obama won the Democratic nomination on the back of his anti-war rhetoric, now he is prosecuting a war being run by George W Bush's Pentagon chief, Robert Gates, and Bush's Iraq commander, Petraeus. That is not lost on opponents and skeptics. Many said Obama's only qualification for the job was his not being George W Bush. When people find they got a man with most of Bush's faults but without Bush's Americanism they may abandon the ship of hope and change very quickly.

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26 June 2010
G20 Nations Divided On Deficit Reduction
by John De Roe

The G8 and G20 summits of financial leders running simultaneously in Toronto are both revealing deep divisions among governments about how quickly publid spending deficits should be reduced. This has caused uncertainty in financial market jover the past few days, with the American "broow and spend" economists of the Obama administration warning that reducing deficits too quickly will push the economies of developed nations into the double dip recession governments have feared. Leading European economies, particularly the Germans, are emphasising the need to curb government spending, and it is a possibility a G20 communique at the end of the conference will set out a timetable for how far and fast countries should retrench spending. David Cameron, in his first appearance at a world summit as well as undertaking a round of one to one meetings to introduce himself to other world leaders has praised by the Canadian host for his deficit slashing budget earlier this week. The Canadian prime minister, Steve Harper, said that he welcomed Cameron's responsible and difficult decisions, saying the British prime minister's budget "had raised the very fiscal consolidation agenda that we are trying to steer the G20 towards". Canada wants the G20 to endorse the idea that national deficits should be halved by 2013. Ahead of his scheduled meeting with Barack Obama tomorrow Cameron was taking care not to appear to be lecturing other nations, particularly the recklessly spendthrift Obama, on economic policy. The PM also has to gove his American counterpart the hard word on Afghanistan. Cameron said: "We cannot be there for another five years, having been there for effectively nine years altogether."Though this is being reported as not representing a change in policy but to an accountant's precise mind it does not suggest our troops will be active in Afghanistan until 2015. It has been rumoured Cameron speaks in private of starting to scale down the British presence as early as next year. Speaking of global economics, Cameron said: "What I want to achieve, above all, is to get the right outcome for the Britain and the world community. To achieve that nations like Britain with big budget deficits have to move faster than with surpluses." Prime Minister Cameron said that he was not at odds with Obama over whether the leading economies should retain the stimulus that helped to prevent the world sliding into an economic slump in the wake of the banking crisis. "The risk to for Britain lies in not taking action," Cameron said. "I think that the G8 will conclude that those countries with the worst problems need to accelerate their actions, which is what we have done."

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25 June 2010
Human Genome Data Must Be Protected From Mad Scientists
by Ian R Thorpe

To people of a certain age the words scientist and mad are wedded as inseparably as ice and cream, fish and chips or crooks and liars. Scientists in fiction were always mad. Obsessive, divorced from reality, concerned only with their own cleverness and never with consequences they were sometimes comic relief, more often the biggest threat to civilisation.

There is something slightly disturbing about the word "science," all sibilants and soft vowels is out to be sensual, saying it should produce a feeling akin to fondling the well rounded buttocks of a beautiful woman who is wearing=ring very expensive silk panties. Beneath that however is something sinister and disturbing, something snake like, something that resembles the Dr. Evil scientist Craig Venter who recently tried to patent the human genome and when it was pointed out that he had only decoded part of it tried to patent the part he was responsible for. What's wrong with that? you might well ask. Well had Venter been successful (the international courts told him to fuck off) it would have meant and gene therapies involving the genes on which he held patents would have earned him massive royalties, One Trillion Dollars he claimed.. And of course, in many parts of the world put those treatments beyond the reach of all but the very rich. Venter is now trying to claim he has created artificial life (he hasn't) and is trying to patent a technique which has been in use for years and will be necessary in delivering the gene therapies now being developed. Resistance is growing to attempts to patent the human genome by this mad scientist and other world domination freaks and greedy fuckers who involuntarily raise their hand palm outwards and put their pinkie to their mouth as they say One Trillion Dollars...

Genome Data Must Remain Public Property

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24 June 2010
What Does Firing Gen. McChrystal Say About Obama?
Tobt Harnden in The Daily Telegraph
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What Does Firing McChrystal Say About Obama
asks Toby Harnden. Nothing that we didn't already know is the answer. He's weak, vain, thin skinned and more interested in his own reputation than the lives of the soldiers who serve in an army of which he is Commander In Chief


23 June 2010
United In Austerity by Vince Cable
recommended by John De Roe

Liberal Democrat economist and Secretary for Business in the coalition government opens his review of the emergency budget with these words:
The emergency budget will be painful. The cuts in spending and the increases in tax will be felt by everyone, resented by some but understood, I think, by most. Our coalition government is united in accepting that its first duty is to clean up the fiscal mess it inherited. Not any old mess but a great, steaming pile of manure. Someone has to remove it. We can't just hide the smell beneath the perfume of optimistic forecasts or rely on natural decay ...

Read all Vince Cable's United In Austerity here

Vince is right, at the Daily Stirrer we only get about 2000 readers a day but we have been warning since we started to publish of the dire state the economy was really in. Labour leaning media organisations are still trying to sell the idea that Gordon Browns bust and bust, borrow and spend economics left the economy in great shape. Even the Conservastive sector of mainstream media has soft peddalled on the true state of the economy. Raising tax and curbing spending was the only available option, Labour commentators who still insist we should have carried on borrown and increasing spending are insane.

The truth is, to be brutally honest, we are up shit creek and the boat is leaking. George Osborne's public spending cuts were necessary and urgent. Somehow public sector spending must be brought under control before Britain's international credit rating is downgraded which will mean the Bank Of England having to pay a higher rate of interest to the organisations that take up the bonds it sells to finance our monthly overspend.

I am not a George Osborne fan but at least he had the guts to face up to the reality Labour could never stomach. At some point the government has to stop spending more than it can earn. It's a no brainer.

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The Truth About The Budget Cuts
by Anna Raccoon
recommended by Ian R Thorpe

As the New Labour mafia try to orchestrate the whining about tax rises and public spending cuts in the coalition's emergency budget (made necessary by Labour's financial mismanagement) Anna Raccoon points out a few home truths about the cuts and their effects.

Leaving the sentimental stuff aside I was shocked by Polly Toynbees maligning of the budget because the VAT rise will push the country back into recession

Now if Georgie Osborne had slapped an extra 20% on goods that might make me think twice before spending but an extra 2.50 on a hundred quid item will not even register on the radar. And it is still my choice whether I pay it or not.

The real danger lies in your suggestion Anna that if people can no longer afford to buy a sandwich from Pret a manger they could buy a loaf, a tin of spam and make their own. If people learn to do thinks for themselves again it will expose how few real jobs there are in the economy.

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22 June 2010
Was The Gulf Oil Spill A Tad Too Convenient? by Ed Butt

Was the Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster just too perfectly timed for a strugging administration smarting from being made to look foolish because of its support for Global Warming science and desperate to get its Cap and Trade law through congress?
Some people may ay so, we of course could not possibly comment. When you see the video embedded in this post from Citizen Wells you just might think it is very feasible however.
Oil Leak - Too Many Coincidences?

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21 June 2010
Clean Energy Pipedreams
by Xavier Connolly


When JFK was President he launched a project to put a man on the moon by 1969. It was called the Manhattan Project. When faced with plunging poll ratings, ridicule at home and abroad and a nation more horribly divided than it has been since the civil war Obama, ever the great imitator decided to launch his own "Manhattan Project" by publicly stating America would be carbon neutral by 2050. He's talking bollocks of course.
Clean Energy Is A Pipedream

None of the "sustainable power" technologies available or in development so far are capable of producing the amount of power a modern society in a developed nation needs twenty four hours a day, thre hundred and sixty five days a year. The current fad among scientists and politicians is solar power. They seem to overlook the fact that the sun does not shine for half the year (at night) and across most of the world rainy days make another hole in potential power generation time.

Wind is not only useless when the wind does not blow strongly enough to turn the turbines (less than about 10mph) it also does not work when the wind is too strong and when the wind is gusty. There is a very narrow band of wind speeds at which the turbines work at optimum efficiency, most of the time they run well below what is economically viable.

As for biomass, don't even go there. Which leaves waves, tides and marine currents as we have always argued at The Daily Stirrer. And though the technologies in that area are more promising nobody is putting adequate funds into research and the weirdie beardies are already yelling "Save the two toed shrimp."

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19 June 2010
Strrings
by Ed Butt

A bleak weekend for The Stirrer with one writer on holiday, one at a family wedding and one solving a technical problem (not the oil spill fortunately) for a friend's business. Here are some stirrings from around the web however, should give you plenty to get wound up about until we get our usual flow of controversial opinion and orthodox comment flowing again.

1.8 billion down the drain
The recently deceased Labour government, it has been revealed, spent 1.8 billion on consultants. How's that for mismanagement, thy were happy to pay top civil servants big fat salaries and give them bomb proof pensions even though consultants had to be emloyed to do the useless fuckers jobs for them

Humans Will Be Extinct Within 100 Years says scientist An Australian scientist has predicted humans will be extinct within 100 years due to overpopulation and the effects of climate change. Nothing like spreading a bit of fear and panic when you're fishing for a research grant is there

Gulf Oil Disater Hypocrisy As Obama and members of his administration run round like headless chickens trying to shift all the blame onto BP, Citizen Wells shows the administration is as much to blame as anyone.


18 June 2010
Nations Mutiny As The Eurozone Unravels
by John De Roe

The rebellion against the 1930s fiscal and monetary policies of the Euro-complex is gathering pace.
Il Sole has published a letter by 100 Italian economists warning that the austerity strategy imposed by Brussels/Frankfurt risks tipping Europe into a self-feeding downward spiral. Far from holding the eurozone together, it will cause weaker countries to be catapulted out of EMU. Others will leave in order to restore sovereign control over their central banks and unemployment policies.

On the same day we learned of that we also learn that Angela Merkel's coalition government in Germany is on the brink of collapse as German taxpayers rebel against constantly having to carry the Eurozone basket case economies on their Teutonic shoulders. And Geert Wilders, the right wing Dutch politicians who was banned from entering Britain by Gordon Browns populist authoritarian regime is poised to sweep to power or at least a big share of it because the Dutch voters are also sick of the Euro shenaneghins. Meanwhile Belgium is about to split into two nations, the divisions of this synthesized nation having been exacerbated by economic problems associated with Euro membership.

Nations Mutiny As The Eurozone Unravels

Only little Luxembourg still meets the economic criteria that were applied to nations wanting to join the Eurozone when the single curency was launched.

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The folly of lending money in the bond m,arkets at 0.5% interest only to borrow it back from banks at 3.5% interest. This is what our governments have been doing in effect. Are you surprised we're up shit creek? Piigs Might Crash And Burn
A recent warning of the current financial meltdown in the Eurozone posted in The Daily Stirrer as the G20 leaders were claiming their timely action had averted such a crisis. The words of politicians re cheap because there are no principles, only expedients in politics. The words of The Daily Stirrer however contain jewels of wisdom crystalised by experience. They are as valuable as any commodity you could possibly own because they could help you hold onto what you own
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How conjuring money out of thin air led the world into economic meltdown. When money can be produced out nothing then no value can be attached to anything.

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17 June 2010
The Absolute Necessity Of Curbing State Spending
by John De Roe

The left, already laughable styling themselves "the opposition" even as Labour splits into tiny factions including the "old left" the traditional party of the working class, the people with traditional Labour values who recognise there are no magical solution, the "progressive left", the kind of people my colleague Ian Thorpe refers to as The Politically Correct Thought Police, who are currently working themselves into a frenzy about the coalition's proposed cuts to public spending that will at least go some way towards bringing the public sector deficits under control and the "power at any price spinmeisters of New Labour, the people who have no idea how to solve the problems but believe during their thirteen years in power they infantilise Labour's core vote sufficiently for them to be able to spin their way out of the abyss by talking of abolishing child poverty and making internet access a human right.

The traditional left can be ignored, they will always be there, sustained by that sector of the Labour constituency covered by the phrase "they'd vote for a dog turn if you pinned a Labour rosette on it.

New Labour can be ignored. They are the dead parrot of politics, a party within a party, political operators completely unencumbered by anything resembling a principle.

This leaves us with the progressive left. Theirs is a siren song that can turn the heads of the feckless who hear meaningless talk of abolishing poverty and imagine a socialist utopia where cash handouts are available on demand, can delude the identity politics players who all too easily convince themselves that racism, homophobia, islamophobia and other completely irrelevant issues are the biggest problems our society faces.

It is the progressive left, the thought police, who are trying to spread fear and panic about the very necessary and urgent spending cuts. Article after article in The Guardian and on left leaning blogs (not that anybody reads those) warns that public spending cuts now will endanger the "recovery."

What recovery? When will these economic illiterates understand that public spending does not grow the economy, it merely grows the deficit. Printing money, which is what Labour were doing for most of their thirteen years in power and what in the guise of quantitative easing they did over the past two years that have exacerbated the damage done by the financial meltdown that followed the bursting of the housing bubble in 2007, is accomplished by selling debt. Running up debts does not grow the economy as this idiot is suggesting (National Debt Is The Money Government Owes Us) and another idiot is arging here (an excuse to shrink the state)

In support of their economically suicidal argument that the state has a bottomless pit of money from which it can keep funding pointless projects and financing futile policies the left likes to cite how Franklyn D Roosvelt's government tacked the great depression by funding huge infrastructure projects in the 1930s. There are a few small, barely significant differences. The first of these is that prior to World War 2 world demand for oil was booming and America at that time was the principal, indeed the only bulk supplier. Second was that vast tracts of the American mid west were undeveloped, still a horse and cart economy. Third was that America had the grain and cattle states of mid west, the great plantations of the south and the farms of the north east and the west coast, a vast agricultural base. America had stuff to sell that the world wanted to buy. We have financial services. America in the 1930s lacked infrastructure. Britain in the second decade of the 21st century does not lack infrastructure. So perhaps Roosvelt's solution is not quite appropriate for our situation.

Basically the advice given by Wilkins Micawber in Dickens' novel David Copperfield is more appropriate to our current situation. Annual income 20, annual expenditure 19.95p; result happiness. Annual income 20, annual expenditure 20.05p; result misery (for pedants I put it in current money terms for our younger readers).

To put it even more simply so that even members of the progressive left can understand, if you keep spending more than you earn sooner or later your creditors call in the debt and then you're in big trouble.

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16 June 2010
Afghan Surge Hits The Armco
by Ed Butt

It had to be a bad idea, Barack Obama claimed the credit for thinking it up all by himself.

With allied casualties rising in Afghasnistan and areas the United Nations forces recently claimed to have "liberated" now slipping back towards Taliban domination the much hyped surge sems to have hit the crash barrier. Afghan guerilla fighters are repeating the tactics that have served them well for a thousand years, that of melting away into the hills and desert in the face of superior forces and then regrouping to launch small attacks ('war of the fleas') one the invaders have become entetnched in their positions and thus easy targets for a highly mobile, virtually invisible force.

Will Obama's Afghan Surge Run Into The Sand? asks leftie writer Simon Tisdall. The left are totally out of touch with reality aren't they. He's asking "Will it?" when anyone can see it already has.

The Afghan war was lost from the moment George W Bush launched the invasion in retaliation for the 9/11 attacks. Obama has only shown his weakness and ineptitude as a leader, his ignorance of any history except the fictionalised histories of Black America and British colonialism. As long as this clown and poseur remains in the White House the world will continue to stumble towards permanent low level clutural conflict.


15 June 2010
Is It Time To Ban Maths From Schools?
by Ian R Thorpe

Academics and politicians are always banging on about how school pulpils have no interest in maths and science. They blame everybody but themselves of course. When you get down to it, maybe the way Maths and Science are taught in schools is to blame. Or maybe it is the nerds who teach it and try to infect pupils with their own irrational enthusiasm for the uttrly pointless that has made these subjects so uncool.

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14 June 2010
America's New N Word
recommended by Ed Butt

Othrodox wisdom held that with the election of a black President, Barack Obama, America would enter a new post racial phase in its development. Unfortunately the much anticipated and hyped Obama effect has been the opposite of what the President's fans predicted. Halfway through Obama's second year in office there is more racial tension, more mistrust and more animosity than there has been at any time in the past 40 years. And it is not just the whites that are feeling it.

In Negrophilia
a new book by black America writer Erik Rush with this title will be published later in the week. Rush argues that the greatest social force working against black Americans is the excessive affinity to opportunistic and self serving black leders by guilt tripped white liberals. I couldn't possibly comment except to say that Mr. Rush demonstrates yet again how seriously fucked American society is.


13 june 2010
Will Wind Power Be A Way Of Farming Money For Operators.
by Xavier Connolly

The Daily Stirrer has never doubted that climate change is happening and that is poses some serious problems for humanity. Whenever you hear the climate scientists ranting about climate change deeniers remember that our position is similar to that of most sceptics. Where we diverse from the science is God squad is that we are not convinced of the infallibility of "scientists" and their mathematical models or the abilities of their favoured technologies to do anything but make the problems worse.

In Does Money Grow On Windmills Andrew Gilligan takes a close look at the reality of the wind power industry against the hypoerbolic claims of its supporters.

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

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12 June 2010
Pentagon Hunts Wiki Leaks Founder
recommended by Ian R Thorpe

Pentagon hunts WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in bid to gag the website. Soldier Bradley Manning said to have leaked diplomatic cables to whistleblower, . Plus video of US troops killing Iraqis; fear and panic in Washington DC is a story in todays Guardian

American officials are searching for Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks in an attempt to pressure him not to publish thousands of confidential and potentially hugely embarrassing diplomatic cables that offer unfiltered assessments of Middle East governments and leaders.

US news reporting and opinion website The Daily Beast reported Assange is a wanted manearlier this week after Wiki Leaks revealed plans to post security related documents stolen by US Army intelligence worker Bradley Manning, a serving soldier. Some of the 260,000 documents contained information that could make United States military installations vulnerable to terrorist attacks or expose the identities of intelligence workers and technical specialists.

Now we may call this blog The Daily Stirrer and we like to stir things up a bit even if than means sometimes giving publicity to some fairly whacky conspiracy theories. It is not our job to tell you what to believe but to make you think about what those in authority want you to believe. Having said that, we deplore the actions of both Bradley Manning and Wiki Leaks in this instance.

Governments, no matter how much we hate the idea, must from time to time get involved in some unpleasant activities. There are many people and organisations in the world only too eager to make life unpleasant for the citizens of rival nation, followers of rival religions or simply for the reason of furthering a political or financial agenda. We cannot expect to be protected from such organisations and then come over all Jane Fonda and start bristling with self righteousness when things get a bit messy.

Wikileaks have been irresponsible before in revealing sensitive information and surely aren't so far up themselves as to think they could keep getting away with it forever. Bradley Manning is a stupid little prick who for the sake of his own ego was prepared to put the lives of colleagues at risk. Those colleagues have parents, wives and children maybe, brothers and sisters, friends. A little twat like Manning, supported by Assange an even bigger twat and a supporter of the self styled "progressive left" who are neither progressive nor liberal but a bunch of evil little Nazi syphilis sores, think their Nazi liberalism (Ve haff vays of making you politically correct) think they can play God.

The Daily Stirrer knows there are a lot of shits employed by the government to do shitty things. Fortunately they usually only do shitty things to equally shitty people working for the other side. Wikileaks and Bradley Manning have not made the task of those people any easier however by spreading fear and panic on behalf of those who seek to disrupt our ways of life by spreading fear abd panic.

When you threatened the human rights of others you forfeit your own human rights. What's difficult to understand about that.

Pentagon Hunts Wiki Leaks Founder

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11 June 2010
Third Climategate Report imminent - Whitewash manufacturers report sales boom.
recommended by Ed Butt

If you were planning to do a spot of DIY over the weekend you may encounter a problem an acute shortage of whitewash in your local store, as it may have been appropriated for more urgent purposes. The estimable Bishop Hill is reporting he has heard on the grapevine that the publication of the third report from the investigation of the scientific fraud known as climategate will be as big a whitewash as the first two.

The previous reports have cleared the suspect scientists of any wrongdoing while admitting their data was wildly inaccurate and the conclusions drawn from the results of their exercises in mathematical modelling bore little relation to the evidence compiled by real scientists who based their research on observations of things that were happening (or not happening) in the real world.

The sad thing about this is the idiots who have tried to make science into a religion, who have relied on mathematical modelling as "evidence" for their theoretical guesswork and assumptions, have destroyed faith in the process of scientific research and development as a tool for solving real problems in the sphere of reality.

Third Climategate Report imminent - Whitewash manufacturers report sales boom.

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10 June 2010
Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill - The Tide Turns
by Ian R Thorpe

It seems that after managing to pass off several weeks of dithering indecision about how to react to the catastrophic oil spill that has resulted from the explosion and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, Barack Obama in asking whose arse should he kick has provoked the same reaction from the oil industry and the American voters, "Your own, Mr President." In the end, forced to at least be seen to be doing something Obama announced he was shutting down all offshore drilling activities. With the global appetite for oil and the American economy's appetite for the back stuff increasing at an accelerating rate Obama has decided to take the very worst course of action he could both economically and socially. The economic consequences for America will be dire, Obama might just as well have handed the Arab nations a gun and invited them to point it at America's head. The social consequences for the millions of people living and working in the populous states that have a Gulf shoreline will be even worse with thousands of jobs lost and millions of dollars removed from the local economies. Obama was already the least popular President ever at this stage in his Presidency. Could this finish him and will the Democratic Party allow him to serve out his four year term and be defeated honourably or will they force him to stand down in order to prevent him dragging the party into the abyss with him? We could not say, but it may be no coincidence that the elegibility issue, always simmering on the back burner, has come to the boil again in the past two weeks. US Bloodlust and the BP Oil Spill
Has Obama's anti Britain rabble rousing against BP over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill gone too far? It is beginning to lok as if a bsaklash against Obama himself is gathering momntum following his knee jerk reaction to shut down offshore drilling.

Mirror Mirror On The Wall

Rick Saunders examines Obama's question "Whose arse should I kick" and finds the fingers of accusation all point to one man, Barack Hussein Obama.

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9 June 2010
The Gulf Oil Spill - Whose Arse To Kick
by Xavier Connolly

President Obama described the oil spill from the Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico as America's worst environmental disaster ever. That is not true, the oil spillng from the fractured well has a long way to go before overtaking a similar blowout in the Gulf in 1979. What do we expect from the rock star President other than posing, posturing and crude attempt to make political capital out of catastrophe...

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7 June 2010
Free Gary McKinnon, Jail The Real Criminals
by Ed Butt

Charlotte Gore blogs "Free Gary McKinnon, I'm Not So Sure An article questioning the veracity of presenting the Aspergers Syndrome affected hacker who broke into U.S. Military computers as nothing worse than a geeky teenager who got a bit carried away.

While I agree with Charlotte's assesment that there is more to McKinnon than we are being told, for example what he did required a higher level of skill than the average "script kiddie" hacker, I still think the response of the U.S. Government is driven more by a ned to lash out at somebody who embarrassed them by exposing the weakness of their much hyped computer security than by a desire to see justice done.

There is a world of difference between Gary McKinnon hacking the Pentagon computers and making US Military Security look like a bunch of clowns (military security a bunch of clowns? Who'd have thought it) and a bunch of shifty, swathy complexioned guys walking into an airport and TWOCing 4 planes.

There is little difference in the criminal incompetence on the part of government employees it took to make both crimes possible.

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6 June 2010
Now It's No Longer Racist To Bash Barack
by Ed Butt

This is another of those irritating "We told you so" posts from the writers of The Daily Stirrer. We find ourselves saying "we told you so" quite a lot having predicted how events would unfold. This is not because we are psychic or unusually prescient, it is because we all have a wealth of life experience in roles that involve managing people so we can spot the phoney, identify the skiver and recognize the bullshitter at long range.

In this articleCool To Bash BarackToby Harnden reports the American left is deserting Obama in droves. It seems only the kool aid drinkers of the Obamessiah cult and silly celebrities like Paul McCartney are still taken in by Obama's 'Hey, you can't call me incompetent, I'm black' routine. People have seen through Obie's Healthcare Bill which will make healthcare more expensive for mid income Americans, put decent care further beyond the reach of poor Americans and channel vast amounts of taxpayers money into the pockets of health insurance providers. His cap and trade initiative to curb carbon emissions is a dead duck. The "scientific" case for carbon based AGW has been exposed as a fraud, built on the pursuit of corporate profits rather than concern for the planet.

The proposed amnesty for illegal immigrants has gone down like a lead zeppelin, so well in fact that while some fear any attempt to drive it through congress using the kind of pork barrel politics that pushed healthcare through will result in civil unrest while other point to the fact that several states have considered secession from the Union if Obama even puts his amnesty to a vote.

All in all then this is one of the most successful Presidencies ever - for America's enemies.

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5 June 2010
Bilderberg Blog
Latest From The Bilberberg Conference In Stitges
recommended by Ed Butt

Don't let the complacency of mainstream media fool you, don't be put off by the sheeple who style themselves "the progressive left" calling you a tin foil hat wearer or a right wing nut job. When the financial and political leaders of the free world meet in secrecy, exclude the media, deny there is a meeting going on, declare an exclusion zone around the hotel complex with heavily armed guards patrolling constantly to ensure no independent reporters, protesters or members of the public get near. When a no fly zone is declared around that same hotel complex and helicopters of the security services hover overhead constantly, when the event is barely reported in newspapers and on TV and there are never any press releases or reports of the discussions you can bet what is being discussed is not their nations chances in the upcoming world cup and also is not in the best interests of Joe Public.

But if you really want to know what the Bilderberg Group is all about the secrecy and security paranoia is no obstacle. They are not shape changing lizards or 8,000 year old members of an Ancient Egyptian priestly sect. All you have to do is read George Orwell's novel 1984.

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4 June 2010
With No Common Culture A Common History Is Impossible
recoomended by Xavier Connolly

"There are two overriding objections to modern culture's eagerness to put labels on people. The first is that, often intentionally and sometimes merely carelessly, a label diminishes the complexity, nuance and uncertainty of the person on whom it is stuck. The second is that the label provides a lazy excuse to stop thinking about what the neatly labelled person is actually saying."

In With No Common Culture A Common History Is ImpossibleMartin Kettle make a argument for teaching an English history curriculum instead of framing our children's historical knowledge withing the distorted and totally untruthful narrative of Martin Luther King and the U. S. civil rights movement which has little to do with Britain.

Meanwhile it becomes more apparent every day that the educational establishment is determined to push a curriculum biased towards "science" down pupils throats and eradicate humanities and anything to do with British or North European culture altogether. Perhaps we should campaign for George Orwell's 1984 to be made required reading for all pupils before they leave school.

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3 June 2010
The Great, The Gullible and the Apple iPad
by Ian R Thorpe

One of the reasons we established this page was to fire broadsides at marketing and public relations hype. Apple is a company that built is success on highly manipulative hype by persuading people to buy expensive gadgets that perform less well than much cheaper versions. The launch of Apple's most pointless gadget yet, the iPad was a natural target.
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2 June 2010
Politically Correct Thought Police Create An Alien Species
by Ian R Thorpe

Us old boys all remember being teenagers, the spontaneous embarrassing bulges in trousers, the very real risk of breaking your pyjama trousers walking downstairs, the prurience, the wanking, the porno mags hidden behind the wardrobe, obessive fascination with girlks underwear even though you had not seen what was lurking behind it. The fear that you were some kind of sex maniac that made you so reluctant to talk to anyoby about you worries or ask the questions everybody you knew was bursting to ask an older, more experienced person too.

It was all part of the pain and joy of growing up.

Needless to say the Policitally Correct Thought Police are aware of the vulnerability of young males at this stage of life. And when at their most vulnerable young minds can be manipulated most easily. It is no surprise to learn then that adolesence is under attack.

Teenage Boys Becoming An Alien Species
Anna Raccoon posts a truly frightening story of the power of the Politically Correct Thought Police and their brainwashing techniques.


1 June 2010
The Poor Get Richer
recommended by John De Roe

Burning our Money blog shows how in real income terms the botton 25% income wise are now twice as well off as they were in 1961. It does not always seem so as expectations are so much higher but as Wat Tyler says in his post, povery is a very subjective thing. Back in 1961 a decent, warm home, plenty of food in the larder and a few luxuries were enough for most people.

Far from a majority of homes had a telephone, clothes, furniture and household goods were all made to last longer. My family were by no means poor, we had a car and a phone, a fridge and washing machine adorned my parents kitchen (again things we consider necessary now that were far from universal 50 years ago) yet I remember my mother "end to middling bedsheets, that is cutting a threadbare sheet down the middle, hemming it and sewing the former outer edges into a new centre seam.

This was not tight fistedness, it was how most people lived. Extravagance was frowned on. Now of course we live in a throwaway society and so although the inflation adjusted income of the lower quartile has more than doubled relatively people do not see themselves as much better off than their parents.

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France Falling Apart As The World Looks On
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The Internet Purge Of Politically Incorrect (aka truthful) Content Begins
Facebook, Google (owners of YouTube) and Microsoft have long been known as CIA collaborators and it has been acknowledged that Obama's move in divesting the US government of responsibility for ICANN allows The White House to make outraged noises about suppression of free speech while using Search Engine Operators as proxies to shut down anything challinging US and NATO propaganda (on the grounds no doubt that challenging the politically correct orthodoxy constitutes hate speech.)

UK Education: Ofsted, Not The Government, Is Blighting Poor Pupils’ Chances
Experienced teacher say it is possible to teach effectively with that kind of a workload and although such working hours are common in business and commerce, people in those sectors do not have to deal with stupid, snotty nosed, hormonally hyperactive adolescents.

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Space Travel…Will This Eventually Become A Reality?
The very concept of sending people into space has always been an interest to me, not because I actually believe it will happen, but just with the thoughts of how far we would have to advance, technically in order to achieve such a quest. I was reading an article which spoke of someone who was wondering if we would ever form colonies in space, and I felt compelled to respond. This was my response.

Boat Migrants Landing in Italy ‘at a Pace Exceeding Anything We’ve Seen Before’
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) estimates 20,484 migrants have arrived in Europe by sea since the beginning of 2017, with numbers now averaging around 3000 per day and increasing as spring brings better weather. These numbers put Italian arrivals well ahead of the total for the first three months of 2015 (10,165) and the first three months of 2016 (18,777)

How to stop Google tracking your every move
Do you ever get the feeling you are being watched or followed? OK, it could possibly be because you are paranoid but more likely you’ve noticed a few things that are just beyond creepy when you are using the web and particularly Google services. For example, has an advertisement for a product or service ever popped up on your screen just after you were talking to someone about it?

Men Menstruate? Latest Dickheadedness From The Legion Of The Dickless
Yes you read that headline right, the GayBLTQetc. lobby propagandists are now pushing the most preposterous idea yet in their determination to make unequal things equal. A colouring book aimed at children in the age range that use colouring books floats the idea that men can have periods.

Wikileaks: Clinton Campaign Team Bribed Republicans To Smear TrumpThe latest batch of electronic documents release by WikiLeaks contain email that appear to show  Hillary Clinton campaign staffers bribed 6 Republicans to discredit Trump during the Presidential election campaign. John Podesta, who worked as Chair opf the Hillary Clinton campaign wrote to Huma Abedin, Hillary's personal assistant regarding the possibility of diverting Clinton campaign funds to various Republicans who were secretly on the Clinton payroll.

Chemtrails Exposed - NASA has admitted weather modification experiments
We know that since World war Two ended governments have been engaged in experiments to control weather, they know we know, so why keep denying it. Repeated denials of projects like chemtrail spraying and HAARP have only spawned more, and more outlandish conspiracy theories. So what is going on?

Australian Aborigines and Eurasians Left Africa at the same time?
One of the internet memes propagated a broadcast by the Church Of Scienceology cult, those closed minded people who believe science is infallible omnipresent and omniescent is the "Weez Aalz From Afrireekaa" fallacy, so when I spotted online an article reporting a news study which, relying heavily on guesses and assumptions, made a case that all humans living outside Africa were put there by a mass migration between 50,000 and 60,000 years ago ...

EU punishes Turkey For Repairing Relations With NATO Public Enemy No1 Russia
Leaving aside the current spat between The Netherlands and Turkey which is a different thing altogether, The EU’s diplomatic service is currently trying to punish Turkey for seeking better relations with Russia, after their supporting different sides in the Syria conflict brought the two nations close to war. It is true that NATO member Turkey has recently shown less commitment to the West, but there are probably good reasons for this ...

Does It matter If The Dollar Is Replaced?
While mainstream media in the developed world continues to agonise over the Trump presidency, the rise of nationalism in Europe and the threat they pose to the global elite, important changes are happening within the strategic triangle of Russia, Iran and China, which has been engaged in economic manoeuvres to replace the US dollar as global reserve currency for a decade.

White Girl Is Burned Alive, 17 Black Gang Members Arrested. Mainstream Media Blanks The Story Remember how the Social Justice Warriors of the politically correct 'left' screamed when a young black man named Trayvon Martin was shot by Hispanic George Zimmerman, because it was assumed someone named Zimmerman would be white? Remember how they wailed and stirred up civil unrest when a black man was shot by white cops in Ferguson, Missouri, automatically assuming the the killing was racially motivated. more >>>

The University Formerly Known As Cardiff Polytechnic Published List Of Forbidden Words Cardiff Metropolitan University formerly known as Cardiff Polytechnic may not be a seat of learning on a par with Oxford, Cambridge, Heidelberg, The Sorbonne or Princeton but when it comes to politically correct idiocy it is at the right up there with Harvard, Uppsala, University of California or The London school of Economics more>>>

Things Are Getting crazier In USA As Trump Supporters Push Back Against Obamas Silent Coup

A congressional investigation has revealed that the Obama administration channeled billions of dollars to activist groups through a Department of Justice slush fund scheme. “It’s clear partisan politics played a role in the illicit actions that were made,” Republican Representative John Ratcliffe of Texas told Fox News. “The DOJ is the last place this should have occurred.” more >>>

Donald Trump Just Exposed Obama for HORRIBLE Crime! HERE IS THE PROOF!!
As the first scandal to hit the Trump Administration, the truped-up accusations that team members had contact with Russia was splashed over mainstream media, American liberals were quick to claim (dishonestly) that the Obama administration had been scandal free. The “scandal-free” Obama’s may finally have just been caught red-handed. This morning President Trump took to Twitter from the Mar-a-Lago resort to reveal a HORRIFYING crime committed by Barack Obama right before he left office: Political wiretapping!
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Are Spineless, Snivelling Liberal Scum Sucker Bringing Back Blasphemy Crimes To The West For The Sake Of Sucking Up To Islamic Extremists?
All the signs suggest the Western democracies are submitting to presure from Islamic extremists and reviving blasphemy laws, but applying them only to those who insult Islam. We are still free to be obscenely disrespectful to Christianity, Judaeism, Hinduism and buddhism. Canada and Denmark are leading the way back to medieval religious oppression ...more >>>

Jacob Rothschild Says Putin “A Traitor To The New World Order”


Jacob Rothschild, patriarch of the megarich banking family, and a leading proponent of the drive to create a global authoritarian government made up of people drawn from the corporate and financial elite, has accused Russian president Vladimir Putin of being a "traitor to the New World Order". Evidence we have suggests the elitist conspiracy sees Russia as an obstacle that must be removed before its plan for a global government can be completed more >>>

Katie Hopkins Reports From Hellacious Sweden, ‘Where Females Fear to Tread’
A news feed filled with reports of the rape and assault of Sweden’s young women, some inexplicably streamed live on Facebook by the gang as they attacked. Other reports filed quietly away in a box marked unmentionable: the rape of a 12-year-old unaccompanied immigrant by a so called fellow 'unaccompanied minor' immigrant who later bragged he was 45.

Junk Food Killing Kids? We often hear about the plague of obesity from talking – head ‘nutrition experts’ on TV, but less is said about the other problem caused by a diet of junk food. On a typical teenager’s diet it is possible to develop both obesity and malnutrition. On the flip side, you have malnutrition. According to the United Nations (UN) special rapporteur, Hilal Elver, Ph.D., the impact of processed food on public health is “alarming.”

Report casts new doubts on WETC official story The controversy goes on, fifteen years later. While it ought to be obvious even to the most casual observer that the way the twin towers collapsed on 9/11 did not look as if it could be the result of a random strike (and Tower 7 was not hit by anything - well a careless sparrow maybe,) many people who should know better but are in awe of authority continue to scream conspiracy theorist at even those well qualified to challlence the official narrative.

Oslo Police Declare “We Have Lost the City”…Islam Has Taken Over
While attention has been focused on Sweden because of remarks made by US President Donald Trump, the apocalyptic level of culturally-enriched violence in neighbouring Norway and particularly in Grønland, a district of the capital city of Oslo. After years of unchecked immigration it looks more like Karachi, Basra, and Mogadishu all rolled into one than part of a Scandinavian capital. People sell drugs openly just next to the Grønland subway station.

American Journalists Who Travelled To Sweden To Debunk Trumps Comments About Migrant Violence Run Out Of Town by Migrants
Two journalists from Chicago who had travelled to Sweden with the intention of debunking Donald Trump's allegations that in Sweden's cities there are many immigrant dominated suburbs that have become trouble spots and 'no - go zones' for Europeans and that the country is a dangerous place to visit had to be given a police escort so they could safely leave an immigrant neighbourhood in Stockholm.

Germany Facing Mass Blackouts Because The Wind And Sun Won’t Cooperate
Germany’s power grid came close tp collapse in January because the poor performance from sustainables, wind turbines and solar panels which the Germany government encouraged heavy investment in, data from a major trade union leaked to German business newspaper Deutsche Wirtschasfts Nachrichten.

Courts Quietly Confirm MMR Vaccine Causes Autism
After decades of passionate debate, parents probably missed the repeated admissions by drug companies and governments alike that vaccines do in fact cause autism. For concerned parents seeking the truth, it’s worth remembering that the exact same people who own the world’s drug companies also own America’s news outlets. Finding propaganda-free information has been difficult, until now.

CIA Admists Using fake News To Subvert Democracy For Decades
Newly-declassified documents show that a senior CIA agent and Deputy Director of the Directorate of Intelligence worked closely with the owners and journalists of many of the largest media outlets. The United States Senate Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities found in 1975 that the CIA submitted stories to the American press.

Left Complicit In Violence Ripping Through Paris Migrant Neighbourhoods?
As rioting by immigrant populations spreads from the poorer areas of Paris to the city centre and civil unrest spreads throughout France, former special advisor to France’s interior ministry Hugues Moutouh has accused the left-wing political establishment of complicity in the violence raging through the country’s migrant-dominated suburbs.

Infant Twins Die Shortly After Being Vaccinated, Medical Board Rules ‘Just A Coincidence’
In this era of high tech health care and rapidly advancing developments of drug therapy, sudden infant death syndrome (cot death) is a rare thing in the developed world, around one per hundred according to World Health Organisation statistics. Given that, you might think the sudden and simultaneous deaths of twins might cause somne raised eyebrows among medical professionals ...

PARIS ERUPTS: Many streets are NO-GO ZONES As Immigrant Violence Spreads
Five large areas have been reduced to no go areas for the past five nights as masked men cause mayhem on the streets. Now there are fears the fall out from allegations of police brutality could spread all over the country as unrest in the city grows. Police were hit with molotov cocktails and the heavy metal balls used in the French game Petanque ...

J.K. Rowling Goes Silent After Getting Challenged To Put Her Money Where Her Mouth Is
JK Rowling, who wrote 7 great books for kids (and an absolutely shit one for grown ups) has become one of those annoying celebrities who thinks we all need to hear regularly from her on the topic of how to live our lives. she sees no reason why a superior being such as her should abide by the advice she dishes out to the rest of us.

Corruption: Paraphrasing Johnny Rotten, 'Never trust a fahkin' liberal'
As the 'liberal supporters of Barack Obama's hapless presidency and more recently the US Democratic Party's 2016 failed candidate 'Crooked Hillary' Clinton whip themselves into an ever greater frenzy over the hugely entertaining antic of President Trump, An editorial at Investors Business Daily may end up being considered by historians as defining exactly why the Obama administration failed so catastrophically ...

Is a Global Wide Cash Ban Coming?

Anyone who has been paying attention over the last four years knows the Europe is ground zero for Central Planning insanity. Europe was created as a union with open borders with the open flow of capital. However, the elites have clearly demonstrated that they are willing to lie cheat and steal in order to maintain their agenda.

Trump Foiled Soros' Master Plan to Impose New World Order - Hedge Fund Manager
President Donald Trump came to power just in time to prevent George Soros and Hillary Clinton achieving a secret Trans Pacific trade deal, that would have transferred sovereign rights to global corporations Wall Street hedge fund manager and financial analyst Mitch Feierstein told Sputnik. George Soros and Clinton Inc. were nearly able to declare the ‘New World Order’ complete" hedge fund manager Feierstein, said on Tuesday.

TIME Magazine runs vile hit piece against Robert Kennedy Jr. for daring to tell the truth about mercury in vaccines
When newly inagurated President Donald Trump appointed Robert Kennedy, Jr. to head a commission to investigate and report on vaccine safety, it was inevitable the Big Pharma Corporations, the big money interest behind them, and their 'pet poodle' scientists would hit back and try to undermine the initiative. That it would happen so quickly, with higly respected fake news publication Time magazine lining up its biggest hitters to smear Kennedy's reputation

The War On Cash Intensifies In Response To Trump and Brexit
It appears Europe is charging towards a cashless society. Just days after Davos’ elites discussed why the world needs to “get rid of currency,” the European Commission has introduced a proposal enforcing “restrictions on payments in cash.” – because only terrorists and drug-dealers need cash (nothing at all to do with totalitarian control over a nation’s wealth) – we are not surprised that this proposal from the European Commission would appear…

French Finance Minister Says UK’s May Is Not In A Position To Negotiate With Trump You have to wonder just who the testicularly deficient little pen pusher of the failing EuroNazi project think they are. What do they not understand about Brexit that enables them to think they can still tell us what we can and can’t do? They may have got away with it while cottaging Prime Minister Blair or Old Etonian bum boy Cameron were in charge ...

Obama’s Gone, But His Genocidal Wars Go On
Continued fighting in Yemen between Houthi rebels seeking to overthrow the tyrannical Sunni Muslim government and ground and air forces of the SSaudi Arabian led coalition backed by the Obama administration in the USA killed at least 66 people in 24 hours, medics and security sources said on Sunday.
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Inauguration crowd size lies: The Hypocrisy Of Mainstream Media Is Infinite When They Can Publish Shite Like This


Trump and liberals exchange insults over wether the inauguration audience for Trump was bigger than Obama's or not. It's hard to know which side is lying, probably both of them.
Liberal hypocrisy

‘Integrate or Leave’: As Wilders Surges in Polls Dutch PM Ramps Up Migrant Rhetoric


Just one day after polls which gave Geert Wilders’s insurgent populist party a nine-point lead on the ruling conservatives, Prime Minister Rutte took out a full page advert and spoke in an interview with Dutch daily Algemeen Dagblad to tell migrants they should integrate or leave, and to issue a call for a return to “common decency”.

Soros Is Responsible for Europe's Immigration Crisis Says Hungary's Viktor Orban
With Britain's Conservative Government pressing ahead with a 'hard Brexit agenda, and the Trump administration setting abou demolishing the expressway to socialism Barack Obama had spent eight years contruction, there is a lot of speculation and precious little hard evidence to indicate where the globalist elite, having seen their ambition for a world government thwarted will go next.
More Soros mischief

Post Trump and Brexit, Predicting The Globalists Next Move
Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has made the American billionaire and philanthropist George Soros for the current refugee movements in Europe with responsibility. "This invasion (of migrants) on the one hand steered from the tractor business, on the other hand of those (human) activists who support everything that the nation-states weakens,
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The role of cosmic electric currents in earth’s climate
If you’ve been following the growth of the Electric Universe movement, you know that this growth is due largely to the power of a new paradigm to explain things left unexplained by conventional theory. The greatest surprises of the space age are not surprises to researchers exploring the role of the electric force across the cosmos. Nor is it surprising to see the electric force at work close to home, both in the sculpting of planetary surfaces and in the evolution of life on earth ...

The Reality Of Globalism - World Trade Has Increased By Less Than 1% Annually In The Last Decade
There can be little doubt that 2016 was the year the great pushback against globalisation and the push towards an authoritarian world government (NWO) really got off the ground. Fears that the world is on the edge of rejecting globalization and a global economy, with its false promise of prosperity for all and its reality of an ever widening gap between rich and poor have dominated ...

World Bank Aims to Hand Over Seed Industry to Agribusiness
Today Donald Trump will be inaugurated as 45h President of The United States, his victory in the November election having been a major setback to those dark forces that give the impression only one more big push was needed to drive the world into accepting a global authoritarian government. Trump's victory, combined with 'Brexit' the vote by British citizens to leave the EU, combined to make 2026 a bad year for the globalists.

The Left In Meltdown
As the UK Labour Party crumbles into complete disarray with it’s leader, the sixty – eight year old perpetual student protestor Jeremy Corbyn proving a more divisive figure than any of his predecessors, as he sacrifices more and more votes on the altar of fashionable causes, and the EU, natural successor to Hitler’s European unification project falls apart in the face of resurgent cultural nationalism, it is quite satisfying to see ...

Fake News and fake Fake News
The buzz phrase this past month has been ‘Fake News’ as over in the USA the Donald Trump camp have had to swat away repeated attempts to smear and the discredit the victor in the 2016 Presidential Election and supporters of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, unable to accept their team lost because people rejected perpetual war and ...

Obama Has been An Inspirational President?Well He Probably Inspired More Suicides Than Any Other Obama’s greatest achievement perhaps it to have put Donald Trump in The White House. Whether you think this is a good or bad thing depends on your political stance. This blog is neutral, our view being that Trump can’t be a worse president than any of the three that preceded him.

Over 4000 Civilians Have Died In Forgotten War.
As attention has focused on Syria ans then on the efforts of the Obama administration, in its dying months, to avenge the defeat of the anointed successor Hillary Clinton and discredit the election victor and President - elect Donald Trump, and simultaneously demonize Russia and President Putin

NEW CHAINS FOR OLD
The problem with losing your chains is knowing what to do when you are free to act without them. The answer most people choose should not really be all that surprising.

Former UK Ambassador Says Obama's 'Russian Hacking' Claims Are Bullshit
Former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan, Craig Murray, who has always publicly opposed the demonization of Russia by United States and European Union official propaganda and has in the past collaborated with WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange to expose western propaganda as being aimed at persuading voters war with Russia and China,is justified has dismissed the CIA's claims that Russia interfered in last month’s presidential election as "bullshit"

An Item In Todays News About US Gov't Internet Security Hack has Tipped Our Editor Over The Edge
The US election was on November 8, by November 12 it should have gone away, but the Democrats, proven crooks and liars who crookedly rigged their own selection process to cheat a man who could have beaten Trump out of the nomination and ensure their candidate was the traitor, war criminal, liar, AND head of the Clinton Crime Syndicate Hillary Clinton as their candidate.

Democrats Russia Hacked Us and Failed Recount Campaign is Political Suicide. The US Democratic Party’s inability to accept that they lost the Presidency to Donald Trump is turning into a slow polictical sucicide. The party that has always been quick to scream ‘conspiracy theorist’ to discredit critics of its dealings with oversreas governments and foreign billionaires like Soros has revealed in its efforts to overturn the result by claimING that Russian hacking influenced voters in favour of Trump.

Oxford University wants to turn English into a sterilized Orwellian language
Oxford University, one of the oldest universities in the world and, one might think, the 'home' of the English language is now, it seems, engaged in a New World Order campaign to destroy the English Language. It appears the finest young minds in society are so deeply offended by words that remind them men and women are biologically they, backed by their fuckwitted Marxist lecturers and professors, are demanding gender specific pronouns be abolished.

I Was Right - Gravilty Does Not Exist

Well OK, saying gravity does not exist is a bit of an oversimplification, but there is strong evidence Isaac Newton's theory of what makes things fall to the ground, which does not attempt to explain how gravity makes things fall, but only states gravity is a natural force, really misunderstood what was going on.

France Falling Apart As The World Looks On
France will elect a new president in May 2017. Politicians are already campaigning and debating about deficits, welfare recipients, GDP growth, and so on, but they look like puppets disconnected from the real country. Violence. It is spreading. Not just terrorist attacks; pure gang violence. The media does not dare to say that this violence is coming mainly from Muslim gangs

The Internet Purge Of Politically Incorrect (aka truthful) Content Begins
Facebook, Google (owners of YouTube) and Microsoft have long been known as CIA collaborators and it has been acknowledged that Obama's move in divesting the US government of responsibility for ICANN allows The White House to make outraged noises about suppression of free speech while using Search Engine Operators as proxies to shut down anything challinging US and NATO propaganda (on the grounds no doubt that challenging the politically correct orthodoxy constitutes hate speech.)

UK Education: Ofsted, Not The Government, Is Blighting Poor Pupils’ Chances
Experienced teacher say it is possible to teach effectively with that kind of a workload and although such working hours are common in business and commerce, people in those sectors do not have to deal with stupid, snotty nosed, hormonally hyperactive adolescents.

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