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Friday, 31 January 2014

Definition of irony - A Friday night Rule 5 lipstick lesbian post

I hear that one of the bands chosen to open the Winter Olympics in Sochi on February 7 may be t.A.T.u.

Back in 2003 tATu and especially the video for their single 'All The Things She Said' were accused of promoting homosexuality among teenagers. This would seem to be somewhat contrary to Vladimir Putin's stance on homosexuality.


Actually it seems that neither of the singers in t.A.T.u, Lena Katina (the red-head) or Yulia Volkova (the brunette), were in fact lesbians and that the video was just to garner them some attention, a tactic that really worked.

Just in case you are too young to remember t.A.T.u's All The Things She Said, and the track did come out as long ago as 2003, here it is in all its lipstick lesbian glory.


Thursday, 30 January 2014

In which BBC News abandons all pretence of fact checking | BBC Watch

The story here http://bbcwatch.org/2014/01/30/in-which-bbc-news-abandons-all-pretence-of-fact-checking/ helps to illustrate why I and many other supporters of the only multi cultural democracy in the Middle East, Israel, hate the BBC.

EU has secret plan for police to 'remote stop' cars - Telegraph

' The European Union is secretly developing a "remote stopping" device to be fitted to all cars that would allow the police to disable vehicles at the flick of a switch from a control room.'

Because there's no way that a car could be disabled by mistake or the disabling device activate mistakenly or be hacked... Bloody dangerous and contrary to civil liberties. I presume the British Labour party are therefore in favour...

Under Ed Miliband's plan, unions will have 90pc of the Labour leadership vote. What the hell happened? - Telegraph Blogs

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

U.S. Agencies Accused of Fudging Data to Show Global Warming

“... virtually all of the USHCN warming since 1973 appears to be the result of adjustments NOAA has made to the data.” 
I'm not that surprised, but if you still believe in Man Made Climate Change you should read this article... http://thenewamerican.com/tech/environment/item/17500-u-s-agencies-accused-of-fudging-data-to-show-global-warming

"Show me the poo!"

"Show me the poo!"

Watch this video for the explanation...



More here. My respect for PCSOs is well known... It seems that I wil have to add this Tower Hamlets Enforcement Officer.

Monday, 27 January 2014

Shhh, the BC protecting their Palestinian terrorist heroes from scrutiny

You know the self-righteous fury that the BBC display when an Israeli politician is caught doing something wrong. Remember the headlines when the Israeli President Moshe Katsav was convicted of rape*. The BBC seem to be less interested when a Palestinian politician does something wrong.

Yes, President Mahmoud Abbas has just started the 10th year of his 4-year term of office, but I have seen no mention of this affront to democracy on the BBC.


*The Moshe Katsav case was covered in detail by the BBC but two aspects were not mentioned, first that Moshe Katsav was an immigrant from Iran, his family leaving Iran in 1951 and living in a tented refugee camp in Israel for a few years, the camp being turned into a new city thereafter. 

The second was that the Presiding Judge, George Karra, at the President of Israel's trial was not a Jew but a Christian Palestinian resident of Jaffa. 

The BBC could not report the first story because it would illustrate the difference between how Israel treated Jewish refugees post 1948 and how the Palestinians and surrounding Muslim states treated Palestinian refugees over the same period. 

The BBC could not report the second story as that would go against their depiction of Israel as an 'apartheid state' run by Jews with Muslims and Christians as second class citizens.

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Church of England still 'Tory Party at prayer' but it's the difference between Jews and Muslims that helps to explain BBC attitude to both

'... in the 2010 election, Muslims favoured Labour, while the Jewish vote went to the Conservatives.'
No wonder the BBC so clearly favour Muslims over Jews, to think I thought it was just about Israel and the Palestinians...

Saturday, 25 January 2014

A very perceptive tweet from Michael Crick

Michael Crick (@MichaelLCrick) tweeted at 2:20 PM on Sat, Jan 25, 2014:
On 1 Dec Balls said budget surplus goal by 2020 depended on economy; now it's a binding pledge. Has economy improved that much in 8 weeks?

I  look forward to the BBC asking Ed Balls this very question... Ha F***ing ha!Not a chance of the pro-Labour BBC doing any such thing.

Oh that's priceless, who on Earth would believe that of Ed Balls?

It seems that Ed Balls has pledged Labour to balance the UK's books and do away with the budget surplus in the next Parliament if it wins the 2015 election. The Shadow chancellor Ed Balls said Labour would pass a law to ensure it adheres to "tough" and binding fiscal rules. These rules would include eliminating the deficit and reducing debt as a share of GDP between 2015 and 2020.

Doe anyone seriously believe that Ed Balls is capable of adhering to such a policy? Ed Balls, the great deficit creator. Ed Balls, the deficit denier. Ed Balls, the man who did more to destroy the British economy than anyone in the last Labour government (other than Gordon Brown) of course.

In any sane society Ed Balls' promise to balance the UK's books would be greeted with hysterical laughter and total derision. However I'm sure the BBC will treat Ed Balls' pronouncements as gospel and question him ever so gently.

Friday, 24 January 2014

Freedom in the Middle East and North Africa

Freedom House has just published its 2014 report and here's the freedom figures for the Middle East and North Africa from that report, first for 2010 - 2014 and then just for 2014




In case you are wondering, the Palestinians are not forgotten, the Gaza Strip and 'West Bank' appear under a list of territories, here's their 2014 ranking for comparison...




In the above tables, "PR" stands for "Political Rights," "CL" stands for "Civil Liberties," and "Status" is the Freedom Status.
Political Rights and Civil Liberties are measured on a one-to-seven scale, with one representing the highest degree of Freedom and seven the lowest.
“F,” “PF,” and “NF,” respectively, stand for “Free,” “Partly Free,” and “Not Free.”

The lower the number the freer the country. Can you spot the only country that is FREE? That would be Israel. Of the Muslim majority countries that surround and mostly hate Israel, only five are even classified as Partially Free - Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia. The rest are classified as Not Free.

How peculiar that so many people spend so much time and energy denigrating the name and record of Israel and calling it an apartheid state, when it is by far the freeest country to live in the area in which it is situated.

If they are that ignorant then they shouldn't be allowed a vote

From the BBC report on the Lords blocking the possibility of a EU Referendum following the next general Election comes this passage:
'As it stands, the bill states that voters should be asked: "Do you think that the UK should be a member of the EU?"
...
The Electoral Commission has already said the existing question needs further thought, suggesting that some people are not aware that the UK is already a member and might not understand the premise as a result.'
If people aren't aware that the UK is already a member of the EU then they shouldn't have a vote on anything.

Everything you ask Google sounds a lot more stupid when you actually ask Google.




What if Google was a guy?

Quite amusing...

Thursday, 23 January 2014

'When writing the SPM, the authors are facing a dilemma: either they speak as scientists and…recognize that there are too many unknowns to make reliable predictions…or they try to convey what they “consensually” think…at the price of giving up scientific rigour. They deliberately chose the latter…they have distorted the scientific message into an alarmist message…'

'When writing the SPM, the authors are facing a dilemma: either they speak as scientists and…recognize that there are too many unknowns to make reliable predictions…or they try to convey what they “consensually” thinkat the price of giving up scientific rigour. They deliberately chose the latter…they have distorted the scientific message into an alarmist message… [bold added; click here for the full, unedited version]'
These are the words of one of the world's most distinguished physicists, Pierre Darriulat. For nearly 50 years, his professional life has been devoted to particle physics, nuclear physics, condensed matter physics, and astrophysics. For seven years, he was Director of Research at CERN – one of the world’s largest, most famous, and respected laboratories.
The biography included with his submission tells us that Darriulat was spokesperson for
one of the two experiments that simultaneously discovered the weak bosons and gave evidence for quarks and gluons being produced in the form of hadronic jets.

This is bracing, no-nonsense talk from someone well equipped to understand what’s going on. In Darriulat’s opinion, when scientists write IPCC summaries not only are they are engaging in “a highly subjective exercise,” they’re blatantly  “ignoring basic scientific practices.” Not mincing words, he declares that “Such behaviour is unacceptable.”

In his opinion, the conclusions presented in the IPCC’s recent Summary are “far from robust.” He thinks the IPCC “should consider it a duty to answer scientifically” a number of concerns that have been raised by its critics, but says the new IPCC report fails to do so. Instead, he says, it sometimes appears to be “eluding rather than facing embarrassing questions.”

Darriulat’s submission is worth reading in full (online here, PDF here). Near the end, he directly addresses questions posed by the committee’s Terms of Reference.

Keeping in mind Gore’s claim that nothing more complicated than high school physics is involved, here’s what an actual physics virtuoso thinks:
Committee: Has [the IPCC's latest report] sufficiently explained the reasons behind the widely reported hiatus in the global surface temperature record?
Darriulat: Of course not, how could it? One can only suggest hypotheses. The coming decade should help us with understanding much better what is most relevant.
 More at the marvelous No Frakkin Concensus but definitely not on the warmist BBC.

A Google Maps Easter Egg - Doctor Who related


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Go to Earls Court Station in Google maps and locate the police telephone box outside the station or just put the search location in as "Police Telephone Box" and enter Street View. As you get close to the police telephone box you'll see a set of double >> pointing at it. Click on them and enjoy a Doctor Who treat...

Muslim outrage in perspective

Thanks to Harry's Place for the cartoon spot.

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

When a person's religion is important and when it's not - according to the BBC re Nicolas Anelka

The BBC's coverage of the Nicolas Anelka 'quennelle' gesture and the resulting fallout has been interesting.

One aspect that struck me was that whilst David Baddiel was described here as (the) 'Jewish comedian and writer David Baddiel' and West Bromich Albion sponsor Zoopla was described here as 'co-owned by Jewish businessman Alex Chesterman', nowhere on the BBC (that I have seen) has Nicolas Anelka's religion been mentioned. After all it's not as though there's any history of Muslim hatred and persecution of Jews...

Proud but not that proud

Back in October the BBC posted this interview with Mo Farah who explained how he 'had ;learnt everything from the UK', following Jack Wilshere's comments.

Oddly the BBC have been less than interested in the news that:
'Britain’s Olympic champion Mo Farah plans to move to the USA as an expat tax exile.

According to his management, Farah, the reigning Olympic 5,000 and 10,000 metre gold medal holder lives in Portland, Oregon.

...

Farah is a top rate taxpayer earning £100,000 a year or more and paying his tax at a rate of 45%.

Farah, aged 30 years old, was born in Somalia, but moved with his family to the UK when he was eight.

He is reckoned as one of the world’s richest athletes behind sprint champion Usain Bolt.
...

Tax rates are a major issue for foreign footballers sought after by Premier League clubs. Top players on multi-million pound salaries can earn more and pay less tax in other countries, putting British teams at a disadvantage when competing for the best talent.

Tax is not only an issue for sportsmen, but also entertainers who often commute into the UK for tours and events.

The issue is nothing new – the tradition dates back to the 1950s and 1960s when tax triggered the ‘brain drain’ to the USA and other nations from the UK.'
I'm not attacking Mo Farah for this decision, it's his life, his money, his moral compass. When Mo Farah won his Olympic & World gold medals I was cheering him on.

I am attacking the BBC however. I remember the headlines when British Formula 1 drivers relocate to Monaco, with all the insinuations of tax avoidance and lack of loyalty. But when it's a BBC hero, a black hero, an immigrant hero, someone the BBC used as the prrof that racists wrong about all immigrants, not a word. 

Monday, 20 January 2014

Another instance of BBC anti-Conservative attitudes

The Telegraph reports that:
'The BBC is facing fresh allegations of bias in favour of the Labour Party after it emerged that journalists have pinned a series of anti-Tory tabloid newspaper headlines to the walls of its Westminster studios.
On one notice board a “stop the cuts” poster has been pasted up next to headlines including “Gun nut Tory MP: I tried to shoot a cat” and “Ewe are joking: Tory MP was not wearing trousers when stopped by police”.
Rob Wilson, a Conservative MP and an aide to George Osborne, called on the BBC to remove the articles immediately and launch an investigation into who was responsible for displaying them.
In a letter to Lord Hall, the director general of the BBC, Mr Wilson also demanded an inquiry into a series of incidents over the past year which he said displayed the left-wing bias of the broadcaster’s political coverage.'
Anyone who listens, watches or reads  the BBC's output cannot fail to notice the blatant anti-Conservative bias that pervades their broadcasting.

Ask yourself what the chances are that the is a similar board showing Labour scandals? Nil?

The BBC's response as reported by the BBC:
'A BBC spokesman said: “We don't immediately know what staff notice board Mr Wilson is referring to, but whatever it is; it won't have anything to do with the BBC's output.”'
 Bullshit...

Hidden at the end

this BBC article entitled 'Iran nuclear: Curbs on uranium enrichment begin' starts 'Iran has begun curbing uranium enrichment under a deal which will also see international sanctions eased, the UN nuclear watchdog (IAEA) says.

Earlier, centrifuges used for enrichment were disconnected at the Nantaz plant, Iranian TV reported.'
Hidden away right at the end of the report is this somewhat important passage:
'Sounding a note of caution, former IAEA deputy director Olli Heinonen said that if Iran decided to renege on the deal, it would only need two to three weeks to produce enough highly enriched uranium for a nuclear weapon.'
As it's just Israel that needs to worry about Iran's nuclear arsenal, why should the BBC worry?

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Under Palestinian Law, Abbas is Subject to Death Penalty if He Signs Peace Deal With Israel | Jewish & Israel News Algemeiner.com

Here's some facts that the anti Israel media won't report...
'The law of the right of return for Palestinian refugees No. (1) for the year 2008

The right of return for Palestinian refugees to their homes and property and compensation for their suffering is a sacred and inalienable right that cannot compromised or exchanged; it is beyond the scope of jurisprudence or interpretation or referendum.

The right of return is the natural individual and collective civil and political right that moves from parents to children and does not disappear over time, by the signing of any agreement, and it may not be disposed of or waived in any way.

The Zionist occupation bears full responsibility for the political, legal and humanitarian and moral suffering of the Palestinian people and the non-recognition of the right to self-determination. Britain bears historical responsibility for the suffering of the Palestinian people. The international community bears full responsibility to lift and remove the suffering of the Palestinian people.

The Palestinians have the right to sue the Zionist occupation for their suffering caused to the Palestinian people and their demands for compensation for damage to their emotional or material damage.

Resettlement of Palestinian refugees may not be a substitute for the right of return.

Anyone who violates the provisions of this Act shall be guilty of the crime of high treason against him and subject to all criminal and civil penalties prescribed for this crime.

Anything that is contrary to the provisions of this law is canceled, null and void and any legislation or agreement that detracts from the right of return violates the provisions of this law.

Issued on: 01/08/2008
ADMahmoud Abbas
Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization
President of the Palestinian National Authority'
Read those last two paragraphs again, of relevance to the possibility of Peace between Israel and the Palestinians?

Saturday, 18 January 2014

BBC scum just cannot help themselves

When Nelson Mandela died nary a word about his terrorist background was allowed to be mentioned.

When Ariel Sharon died, his obituary included: '... after Israel's invasion of Lebanon in 1982 he was found to have been responsible by an Israeli inquiry of failing to prevent the massacre of Palestinians by Christian Phalangist militia in Beirut's Sabra and Shatila refugee camps.'

When Nelson Mandela died, there was no similar mention of Nelson Mandela's failure to prevent his wife and her associates from 'necklacing' other South Africans.
So when I heard that Lord McAlpine had died, I wondered how they could insult the memory of a Thatcherite. I didn't have to look far to read: 'In recent years, Lord McAlpine was wrongly implicated in a child abuse scandal, when the allegations were the subject of a BBC Newsnight investigation.
The programme aired allegations that a Thatcher-era politician was linked to boys that were sexually abused while in the care of a children's home in Wales in the 1970s and 1980s, though it did not name Lord McAlpine.

But several Twitter users were ordered to pay him damages after the High Court found they had tweeted libellous messages about the peer.

The BBC apologised unreservedly and settled his defamation claim for £185,000. The corporation's then director-general, George Entwistle, resigned in the wake of the allegations, after less than two months in the role.'
Yes the above says he was wrongly implicated and admits the BBC's part in the defamation claim but was it really necessary to remind his family of that recent pain. I wonder if the stress of those false allegations by the BBC and others shortened Lord McAlpine's life. I wonder if the BBC care.

Why is he 'reluctant'?

The Times front page has an article entitled 'Police fear inner cities take law into own hands' which includes this passage:
'Chief Inspector of Constabulary... Tom Windsor... said "There are some communities born under other skies who will not involve the police at all. I am reluctant to name the communities in question, but there are communities from other cultures who would prefer to police themselves.

There are cities in the Midlands where the police never go because they are never called. They never hear of any trouble because the community deals with that on its own."'

The Times report continues:
 
'The range of offences not reported to police could include "honour" killings and violence, domestic abuse, sensual assaults on children and female genital mutilation.'

Why is he reluctant to name the communities involved? I think we can guess which could community is the main one involved although as well as Islam The Times has to shoehorn in 'some sections of the Orthodox Jewish community'. Numbers?

Friday, 17 January 2014

Abbey Clancy - not Strictly dressed - A Friday night Rule 5 post - NSFW

Abbey Clancy was the deserving winner of Strictly Come Dancing this year. I was never a fan of Abbey Clancy but she came over very well in this reality dancing show.

If you want to see more of Abbey Clancy then here you are...











Israel's an apartheid state?

Watch this video, what say you now?



Apart from the dreadful attempt to rhyme compare with terror, it's a very thought provoking video. Do watch it all.
And he's right, "And if you think that's Apartheid it's because You don't know what Apartheid really was"

People say Israel's an Apartheid state
But I can't relate to that baseless hate
It's not really fair to try and compare
A racist regime with the war on terror
Using common sense against violence
Israel had to build up the border fence
And if you think that's Apartheid it's because
You don't know what Apartheid really was

For two thousand years the Jews all roamed
But we always called Israel our home
Unlike the British and Dutch who came
To South Africa where they had no claim
They already had countries overseas
But they wanted to expand to new colonies
So they conquered the natives, bought and sold
That land they stole full of diamonds and gold
The whites united and decided to create
South Africa, as a democratic state
But soon they denied blacks voting rights
So the whole government was controlled by whites
The House and the Senate and all of the courts
Were white so the black people got no support
Plus the police would arrest, and beat
Any peaceful protesters in the street
They split everybody into four different races
And moved them by force into separate places
If you were Indian, black, or brown
You had no business in a white town
They had segregation of transportation
Buses, bus stops, trains and train stations
Separate ambulance, different doctor and nurse
And the black hospitals were always worse
Restaurants, hotels, and the public park
Might be off limits if your skin was dark
It was crime and you could get more than a fine
If you crossed the line of that "Whites Only" sign
They had separate teachers at different schools
Black and white beaches and swimming pools
Cafes and movies theaters wouldn't let folks in
Discriminating if they had the wrong color skin
No mixed marriage, it was a criminal act
For a white person to have sex with a black
Apartheid went from the womb til the tomb
Couldn't even take dump in the same bathroom

People say Israel's an Apartheid state
But I can't relate to that baseless hate
It's not really fair to try and compare
A racist regime with the war on terror
Using common sense against violence
Israel had to build up the border fence
And if you think that's Apartheid it's because
You don't know what Apartheid really was

In Israel, Apartheid is not the case
Cause regardless of gender, religion, or race
All Israeli citizens black, brown, and white
Have equal social and political rights
So the Arab Israeli Population
Which makes up twenty percent of the nation
Might be a minority but at least
They can vote, unlike the rest of the Middle East
Look at the whole region you'll see only
Israel is truly a democracy
Every citizen's right to vote is protected
And Arab officials often get elected
That's an important point, let me stress it
There's a dozen Arabs, with seats in the Knesset
Plus an Arab Judge on the Supreme Court
So they don't fall short on government support
Everyone has access to the same schools
The same beaches and the same swimming pools
The same resorts and hotel guestrooms
Same public parks and public restrooms
The same cinemas, restaurants, and cafes
Same trains, buses, taxis, and highways
Same doctors, and nurses, all deliveries
Of babies are done in the same facilities
Arab Israeli life expectancy's great
Up by Twenty seven years since nineteen forty-eight
And their infant mortality rate has declined
From thirty-two per thousand to less than nine
And they're doing much better economically
Relative to every other Arab country
There's no restrictions on choice of career
They're welcome in the military if they volunteer
They can work and reside wherever they please
From Eilat all the way to the sea of Galilee
They live in the very same cities as Jews
On the same street in the same house if they choose

So people say Israel's an Apartheid state
But I can't relate to that baseless hate
It's not really fair to try and compare
A racist regime with the war on terror
Using common sense against violence
Israel had to build up the border fence
And if you think that's Apartheid it's because
You don't know what Apartheid really was

Skyfall question

I'm just watching Skyfall again and that bit where Javier Bardem comes down in that lift rang a bell. 

Does anyone else think it's reminiscent of Frankenfurter's entrance in the Rocky Horror Picture Show? 


More from the genius that is @The_Mitch92

I've been debating with @The_mitch92 on Twitter. The trouble he's not the brightest of individuals; he's a 9/11 troofer but more of that later.

He made a statement that he didn't trust any Israeli and then narrowed that down to any supporter of the Israeli government. The debate moved on a bit to UK politics, you can see the whole debate on Twitter, and then he posted this...



Priceless...

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Gaza Wrecking Ball - A parody of the Miley Cyrus single

"They came in with a wrecking ball
Tore down our homes and all we loved
All we wanted was to live our lives
All they ever did was hate us
Yeah, they, hate us"




In August 2005, the State of Israel forcefully evacuated 9,000 Jews from the Gush Katif "Harvest Belt" of Gaza and from northern Samaria. Orange was the color of the protest. While billed as an act of peace, the operation has caused untold devastation to both Jews and Arabs alike. Ultimately, it was a strategic retreat, an act of appeasement of Palestinian terror and an act of aggression against innocent Jews. The story of the Jewish victims of this tragedy has gone largely untold, until now, in this parody of the Miley Cyrus mega-hit "Wrecking Ball." #gazawreckingball

Read more about the aftermath of the withdrawal through the eyes of a good Gaza girl gone bad in "The Settler," a novel by Orit Arfa. Go to: http://www.amazon.com/The-Settler-ebo...

Appeasing the terrorists didn't work in 2005 and won't work now.


Thanks to Guido Fawkes for the spot.

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Australia FM: Don't call settlements illegal under international law

Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has more balls than William Hague.

Australia FM: Don’t call settlements illegal under international law 

In candid interview, Julie Bishop expresses skepticism about the peace process, says boycott Israel activists are ‘anti-Semitic’

More here http://www.timesofisrael.com/australia-fm-dont-call-settlements-illegal-under-international-law/

Ed Miliband thinks there's a difference between 250,000 and a quarter of a million...



If a Conservative politician had made this gaffe, it'd be all over the BBC but as it's a Labour ally of the BBC, shhh not a word.

We want any car - driving me nuts

We want any car.com have a series of film based advertisements currently running on TalkSport. One is based upon The Italian Job and features a poor, but recognisable, impression of Michael Caine. The one that is driving me nuts is the one based upon James Bond's Aston Martin DB5. This is a car most famously driven by Sean Connect, although also by Pierce Brosnan & Daniel Craig, so why is the impression of Roger Moore? It's a dreadful impression of Roger Moore as well but why not Sean Connery? Do facts not matter any more?

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

The BBC: still as pro-EU as ever after all these years

Lord Tebbit gets close:
'I value the BBC. It often produces programmes unmatched by other broadcasters. I like the absence of commercial advertisements, though I regret the increasing intrusion of advertisements for its own programmes and the deplorable prevalence of background music which swamps the voices of those to whom I am trying to listen.

I fear, however, that its inability to recognise its Left-wing, pro EU-bias may destroy a great British institution.…'
Personally I'd say that it was too late to save the BBC. 

Monday, 13 January 2014

Princess Leia in THAT metallic bikini slave costume... twice!

This picture, recently tweeted (@TheWookieeRoars) by Peter Mayhew aka Chewbacca from Star Wars, would have set my teenage self's heart all a-flutter and affected certain other areas too... It's Princess Leia and her stunt double relaxing on the Star Wars set... both in their slave girl metallic bikini costumes...


Still works on this middle aged man!

Here's another Princess Leia doubles photograph from Peter Mayhew's collection

Sunday, 12 January 2014

BBC News - Ariel Sharon death: Ex-PM to lie in state in Israel

Unlike with Nelson 'the second Christ' Mandela, on whose death no negative comments were allowed, the BBC's report of the death of Ariel Sharon contains mention of his 'crime':
'... after Israel's invasion of Lebanon in 1982 he was found to have been responsible by an Israeli inquiry of failing to prevent the massacre of Palestinians by Christian Phalangist militia in Beirut's Sabra and Shatila refugee camps.'
I don't recall Nelson Mandela's terrorist past getting much if any coverage on the BBC. Nor was Nelson Mandela held responsible for failing to prevent his wife's fondness for necklacing her opponents. 

The end of the BBC report on Ariel Sharon's passing is this:
'Hamas, Gaza's Islamist militant rulers since 2007, condemned him as a tyrant and said his death marked the "disappearance of a criminal whose hands were covered with Palestinian blood".'
Did the BBC allow such comments from terrorists after the death of Nelson Mandela?
More anti Sharon reporting here -
http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-25701260

Friday, 10 January 2014

Carey Mulligan nude - A Rule 5 Friday Post - NSFW

Carey Mulligan is on Graham Norton tonight, here's a scene from her recent film Shame that they probably won't show...


Carey Mulligan by VedioTV


Miley Cyrus topless? A Rule 5 Friday NSFW post


Is this photo for real?

Egotastic say:
'...there's been a large number of you sending in this newly uncovered Miley Cyrus topless photo from her Brian Bowen Smith photoshoot, some of which photos appeared in Maxim magazine, though certainly never this topless image. At the time, our CSI community team thought it likely fraudulent, now, hmm, not so sure. It certainly looks like the little funbags of the pop diva in an outtake. So, I'd say, delight in it, but keep a grain of salt nearby.'
What do you think? 

Yet still we send aid?

I read that:
'A refitted former Soviet aircraft carrier has reached the Indian coast after leaving Russia’s northern shipyard in mid-November, media report said on Wednesday.

The Vikramaditya, a refurbished Russian carrier formerly known as the Admiral Gorshkov, arrived at a naval base in Kanwar in the western state of Karnataka on Tuesday, Indian IBN television reported citing sources in the Navy.

The aircraft carrier was handed over to the Indian navy on November 16 at the Semvash shipbuilder and departed from Russia on November 26.

A team of Russian specialists arrived onboard the ship and will stay in India for a year to fix any possible glitches if needed.

The Vikramaditya is to become India’s second aircraft carrier. The process of the ship’s official commissioning will take between three and four months.

The refurbishments of the vessel lurched from one crisis to another since the $947 million deal was signed with Russia in 2004 for its purchase and refit.

The delays pushed up the cost of its refurbishing to $2.3 billion, sparking acrimony between Russia and India over the contract.'
Remind me how many aircraft carriers the UK has... And yet we continue to send aid to India. If India can afford aircraft carriers they can afford to try and alleviate poverty in that country.

Thursday, 9 January 2014

The "knockout game" has a real face


The "knockout game" has been increasing in popularity in the USA, sounds like fun?

Here's the reality... A little old white lady smacked in the face by a young black thug and posted onto Facebook by one of his mates..


Disgusting? I'm sure all right-minded people would agree. How about Diane Abbott and Lee Jasper, will they condemn such actions or seek to excuse them?


Here's some background to the "knockout game"



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The one hundred and sixty-eighth weekly "No shit, Sherlock" award

The Telegraph reports that:
'We want a United States of Europe says top EU official

A campaign for the European Union to become a "United States of Europe" will be the "best weapon against the Eurosceptics", one of Brussels' most senior officials has said.

Viviane Reding, vice president of the European Commission and the longest serving Brussels commissioner, has called for "a true political union" to be put on the agenda for EU elections this spring.

"We need to build a United States of Europe with the Commission as government and two chambers – the European Parliament and a "Senate" of Member States," she said.

Mrs Reding's vision, which is shared by many in the European institutions, would transform the EU into superstate relegating national governments and parliaments to a minor political role equivalent to that played by local councils in Britain.

Under her plan, the commission would have supremacy over governments and MEPs in the European Parliament would supersede the sovereignty of MPs in the House of Commons.
National leaders, meeting as the European Council, would be reduced to consultative, second chamber role similar to the House of Lords.'
The EU wants to be a United States of Europe - "No shit, Sherlock"

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + ... = -1/12

Yes, I was dubious too...
To be honest, I still am!

Watchdog of the Week: Murray Freedman Beats the BBC

It is possible to get the BBC to apologise for a piece of bias  I've had a couple of successes in the past. Today, Honest Reporting has news of another victory over the BBC's anti Israel agenda.

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Concentration Camp Gaza

A group of Jew-hating South Africans visited the Gaza Strip last week, and besides the regular anti-Israel and anti-Semitic tropes, were lamenting the amount of food they were eating there.

 

The survivors of Palestinian terrorism deserve recognition too

'In 2003, Shifri Shapira was injured in a terrorist attack and lost her sight. After 5 years of depression, she decided she wasn’t going to let blindness stop her, and she returned to the hobbies she had before she was injured, and even more (“I went back to cooking, and I started painting and sculpting”). In the next episode of Master Chef she will prove to the judges that where there’s a will there’s a way. “I’m not a poor unfortunate, I don’t want to be thought of like that.”

Shifri Shapira will never forget Wednesday March 5, 2003. In one moment her life changed, when a suicide terrorist blew up the bus that was next to her car. In the attack, 17 were killed, and Shifri and scores of others were injured.

“Suddenly you have nothing”

“Before the attack I was very busy, I didn’t have a single free moment. I have a Ph.D. in Political Science and Criminology,” says Shifri, with an admirable calmness, “and suddenly you have nothing. I didn’t want to carry on living when they told me I had been blinded.”

“Five years ago I woke up and said, ‘I have children, I have a wonderful husband (44 years now) and I want to live’,” says Shifri emotionally. “I returned to my love, to cooking.”'


Real life in the apartheid state of Israel

An odd double standard

Imagine walking into a German restaurant in London and finding a portrait of Adolf Hitler on the wall; very, very unlikely.

Imagine walking into a Russian Restaurant in London and finding a portrait of Josef Stalin on the wall; equally unlikely.

However walk into London's Baozi Inn in Newport Street, part of London's Chinatown, and there's a picture of Chairman Mao on the wall.


Hitler's Nazi regime is estimated to have been responsible for the deaths of around 12 million people, Stalin's Soviet Russia for the deaths of around 9 million people but Mao's Communist regime in China for the deaths of around 45-50 million people. Why is this mass murderer's image not as repellent as Adolf Hitler's?


Baozi Inn is a great Szechuan restaurant but their choice of interior decor is extremely suspect. Time Out in all it's right-on glory says that at Baozi Inn 'kitsch Communist Revolution decor meets northern Chinese street food tidied up for London'. Well if you consider commemorating probably the biggest mass mrderer in world history is 'kitsch' then I think your moral compass is well out of kilter.

Dear oh dear Ed Balls - did he predict a double dip recession?




Why so many people are scared of the truth


Monday, 6 January 2014

Fighting man made climate change or redistributing wealth?

"The climate summit in Cancun at the end of the month is not a climate conference, but one of the largest economic conferences since the Second World War...one must say clearly that de facto we distribute the world's wealth by climate policy.... One has to rid oneself of the illusion that international climate politics have anything to do with environmental concerns."
Otto Edenhofer, IPCC Working Group III co-chair, Nov. 14, 2010.

“If the phenomenon only appears after heavy data manipulation, perhaps manipulation of the data is the only phenomenon.” — Maurizio Morabito

If the phenomenon only appears after heavy data manipulation, perhaps manipulation of the data is the only phenomenon.” — Maurizio Morabito

Friday, 3 January 2014

John Fortune R.I.P.

John Fortune was a satirical genius, here's one of his duets with John Bird as they explain the workings of the 'Markets' especially with regard to the 2008 crisis and the subprime market.



John Fortune will be missed...

How many people were killed by Saddam Hussein's regime?

How many people were killed by Saddam Hussein's regime? This is a question that it is hard to answer, there are many answers none of which are 100% accurate (how could they be?) but there are ranges that are agreed upon.

Wikipedia reports that:
According to The New York Times, "he [Saddam] murdered as many as a million of his people, many with poison gas. He tortured, maimed and imprisoned countless more. His unprovoked invasion of Iran is estimated to have left another million people dead. His seizure of Kuwait threw the Middle East into crisis. More insidious, arguably, was the psychological damage he inflicted on his own land. Hussein created a nation of informants — friends on friends, circles within circles — making an entire population complicit in his rule". Other estimates as to the number of Iraqis killed by Saddam's regime vary from roughly a quarter to half a million, including 50,000 to 182,000 Kurds and 25,000 to 280,000 killed during the repression of the 1991 rebellion.Estimates for the number of dead in the Iran-Iraq war range upwards from 300,000.
About.com  reports 'Top 5 Crimes of Saddam Hussein', which include:
...it is estimated that up to 182,000 were killed during the Anfal campaign. Many people consider the Anfal campaign an attempt at genocide. 

... As early as April 1987, the Iraqis used chemical weapons to remove Kurds from their villages in northern Iraq during the Anfal campaign. It is estimated that chemical weapons were used on approximately 40 Kurdish villages, with the largest of these attacks occurring on March 16, 1988 against the Kurdish town of Halabja.

Beginning in the morning on March 16, 1988 and continuing all night, the Iraqis rained down volley after volley of bombs filled with a deadly mixture of mustard gas and nerve agents on Halabja. Immediate effects of the chemicals included blindness, vomiting, blisters, convulsions, and asphyxiation. Approximately 5,000 women, men, and children died within days of the attacks. Long-term effects included permanent blindness, cancer, and birth defects. An estimated 10,000 lived, but live daily with the disfigurement and sicknesses from the chemical weapons.

...
At the end of the Persian Gulf War in 1991, southern Shiites and northern Kurds rebelled against Hussein's regime. In retaliation, Iraq brutally suppressed the uprising, killing thousands of Shiites in southern Iraq.

As supposed punishment for supporting the Shiite rebellion in 1991, Saddam Hussein's regime killed thousands of Marsh Arabs, bulldozed their villages, and systematically ruined their way of life.

Stanford University  reports:
Along with other human rights organizations, The Documental Centre for Human Rights in Iraq has compiled documentation on over 600,000 civilian executions in Iraq. Human Rights Watch reports that in one operation alone, the Anfal, Saddam killed 100,000 Kurdish Iraqis. Another 500,000 are estimated to have died in Saddam's needless war with Iran. Coldly taken as a daily average for the 24 years of Saddam's reign, these numbers give us a horrifying picture of between 70 and 125 civilian deaths per day for every one of Saddam's 8,000-odd days in power"

The Iraq Foundation  reports:
DOING the arithmetic is an imprecise venture. The largest number of deaths attributable to Mr. Hussein's regime resulted from the war between Iraq and Iran between 1980 and 1988, which was launched by Mr. Hussein. Iraq says its own toll was 500,000, and Iran's reckoning ranges upward of 300,000. Then there are the casualties in the wake of Iraq's 1990 occupation of Kuwait. Iraq's official toll from American bombing in that war is 100,000 — surely a gross exaggeration — but nobody contests that thousands of Iraqi soldiers and civilians were killed in the American campaign to oust Mr. Hussein's forces from Kuwait. In addition, 1,000 Kuwaitis died during the fighting and occupation in their country.

Casualties from Iraq's gulag are harder to estimate. Accounts collected by Western human rights groups from Iraqi émigrés and defectors have suggested that the number of those who have "disappeared" into the hands of the secret police, never to be heard from again, could be 200,000. As long as Mr. Hussein remains in power, figures like these will be uncheckable, but the huge toll is palpable nonetheless.

Scaruffi has a handy table listing The worst genocides of the 20th and 21st Centuries:
Saddam Hussein appears at number 13 on the list after Mao's Communist regime in China (49-78 million), Hitler's Nazi Germany (12 million), Leopold II massacre in The Belgium Congo (8 million), Stalin's Communist regime in Russia 9& million), Japanese Emperor Tojo's World War 2 massacres (5 million), The Ottoman Empire's massacres of Armenians, Assyrians and Greeks (2 million), Pol Pot's Cambodian regime (1.7 million), Kil Il Sung's North Korean regime's purges and concentration camps (1.6 million), Menghistu's Ethiopian regime (1.5 million), The Biafran killings (1 million), Leonid Brezhnev's Soviet regime's massacres in Afghanistan (900,000) and the Rwandan genocide of the 1990s (800, 000. The figure attributed to Saddam Hussein is 600,000.


So we have, excluding those victims of  war, estimates of between 250,000 and 600,000 people killed by Saddam Hussein's regime. We have an agreed range. Well not totally agreed because @The_Mitch92 claims that only 5,000 were killed. Of course @The_Mitch92 has an agenda, he's claimed that



Pauvre Francois Hollande, people just don't want to shake his hand

Poor François Hollande, people just don't want to shake his hand.

Correcting a liar or a fool

I have been engaged in a Twitter debate with another anti-Israel type whose grasp on reality is poor. This one goes by the handle @The_Mitch92 and has tweeted that both 9/11 and 7/7 were false flag operations, but more of that later. @The_Mitch92 sees no place for a Jewish state, except maybe in Antarctica, says that Jews have no historical connection with the land of Israel and tries to blame Israel and America for all the troubles of the world.

Here's one example of @The_Mitch92's output and my responses...



@The_Mitch92's response was not to try and justify his initial claim but to ask...

I've told him to look at Ask.com for a start but the Iraqi figures are pretty well accepted and on many sites, as is the less than 5,000 Palestinian deaths figure.

I'd like to see @The_Mitch92 accept that his initial claim was ridiculous but somehow I don't think he's man enough to admit that he was guilty of lying with his initial claim. I'd also quite like to see @The_Mitch92 try and provide figures to backup his claim but that might be tricky...

Thursday, 2 January 2014

For the idiots who believe the 9/11 conspiracy theories, including @The_Mitch92

I often read conspiracy theory nuts who state that 9/11 was an inside job and that the buildings couldn't have fallen so quickly etc. etc.

Can I suggest that such people either seek psychiatric help or read this Popular Mechanics report.

More Pallywood lies that the anti Israel Western media will ignore

The same family that was killed in Syria by Assad, also killed by IDF bombing Gaza few days ago. 


 
#Pallywood in action

Some anti-Israel 'satire' - allegedly from the BBC but I cannot confirm that



Oh ha ha ha, remind me where the satrical videos about Palestinian terrorists cuttingthe throats of Jewish babies is.

BBC News - Bulgarians and Romanians free to work in UK as controls end

The BBC report that:

'Home Affairs Select Committee chairman Keith Vaz greeted the first flight from Romania as it landed at Luton airport on Wednesday morning. '

Surely being met by Keith Vaz violates these Romanians' human rights, a cruel and unnecessary punishment in my book.

BBC News - 'Injuries in Kenya grenade attack'

The BBC report that:
'At least 10 people have been injured in a grenade attack at a Kenyan tourist resort south of the port city of Mombasa, say police.

Attackers hurled the device into a bar in the Diani area late in the night.

"We had an explosion at the bar and about 10 people were injured," said local police chief Jack Ekakuro, quoted in local media.

The injured are said to be in a stable condition and have been taken to hospital.'

A random attack? Or are the BBC hiding who the attackers are and what their motives were? Are the BBC protecting Islamist terrorists again?

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Sherlock's back tonight


Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman return as Sherlock and Dr Watson in The Empty Hearse, episode one of the third series of Sherlock which returns to BBC 1 tonight.

In the meantime, here's the prequel...