Wednesday, 27 May 2009

A 'Left Conservative'

Stop! This is Part Two. First watch Part One

Martin Amis interviews Norman Mailer in 1991.

Part Three
Part Four

Friday, 22 May 2009

Bloggers attacked by rotten establishment

The free internet is under attack on multiple fronts. Now the stinking judiciary and the ticks that crawl in their horsehair wigs - otherwise known as lawyers - are trying to use the Baby P case to instigate more clampdowns on information, with the ludicrous allegation that blogs threatened to cause the guilty to escape justice. NO, JUDGE, THAT'S YOUR JOB, and one you do so well.

So-called justice part 94

Question: What is a fitting punishment for a man who raped a two-year-old child?

Answer: Death.

(N.B. the death penalty is not available under English Law, therefore a life sentence must be imposed. TEN YEARS AIN'T ENOUGH YOU FUCKING MORONS)

Friday, 15 May 2009

The Judiciary: Serving the criminal community

It seems being a heroin addict has the same effect as the American Express card in the old adverts when it comes to our so-called justice system. Judges, apparently, have been told not to jail any criminal with such a habit, illustrated by Judge Simon Darwell-Smith's decision not to send two burglars photographed in the act by a neighbour. As noted below, the cops are sick of going after criminals who they've already caught many times, only for the appointed wig to set free them with an indulgent smile, and the public are rightly furious for the same reason.

Once we finish with our indignation at the politicians for lining their own pockets, can we please save a bit of ire for the judges? They're crying out for the same treatment. A bit of rough democracy will do them some good, and teach them who they're supposed to be working for.

Hat tip: Libertarian Party blog

Thursday, 14 May 2009

Appeal Court judges gush over child killer

Isn't it wonderful that a convicted child rapist and murderer is making 'exceptional progress' in jail? So much so that the Appeal Court has reduced his minimum tariff by two years, agreeing with the killer's lawyer that 30 years was 'manifestly excessive'. According to a sympathetic Lord Judge:

"On the evidence before us he has sought to address the reasons behind the commission of these offences."

What world do these judges live in, where brutally murdering two children can be treated a personal development issue?

Bilderberg: Nothing to report

Charlie Skelton probably felt he was in for a delightful break in Greece, covering the Bilderberg Crime Syndicate's 2009 conflab for the Guardian, but now he's been arrested twice, I reckon he's getting it. He writes:

"And then it struck me: there really ISN'T any fotografia. There's none. Not a single member of the mainstream press. Not a single newshound camera on a tripod. Nothing. Nothing is happening here. Nothing to report.

The limousines have started to arrive. Nothing to report.

They've closed off an entire peninsula. There are roadblocks. Machine guns. Nothing to report.

This is Bilderberg's 57th annual meeting. Nothing to report."

On my travels

Ruthie Foster playing 'Woke up this morning' at the Living Room, NYC.

Thanks to Anthony Pepitone

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

kNOw idea

Via the Libertarian Party blog I come across this inadvertently hilarious statement from Conservative Future, with regard to a campaign they're running under the ungrammatical title 'kNOw Vote':

"We believe that voter apathy in the younger generations is not due to a lack of interest in political issues, but a lack of understanding. All too often you hear young people complaining that the three key parties are ‘all the same’, or that there is no choice."

Question: What lack of understanding?

Hitting the nail on the head

Police Federation chairman Paul McKeever was totally on target with his description of the 'hokey cokey' justice system. He explained how cops are sick of having to chase down the same bunch of crooks they've already had put away umpteen times.

Most crimes are committed by a small minority. There's no point in letting them out if they're only going to go straight back to their villainy. The law should be simple. Just keep doubling the sentence every time the criminals are convicted, and they'll get the message one way or the other.

New police campaign launched

Scientific dictatorship one step closer

The day when the public is finally reduced to microchipped automatons came a little closer, with the start of a London Transport test using technology that prevents a driver from exceeding the speed limit.

Hell is round the corner.

Swine flu cooked up in a lab?

Bloomberg reports:

'The World Health Organization is investigating a claim by an Australian researcher that the swine flu virus circling the globe may have been created as a result of human error.

“One of the simplest explanations is that it’s a laboratory escape,” (Adrian) Gibbs said in an interview with Bloomberg Television today. “But there are lots of others.”'

Hat tip: Infowars

Contempt of Jury

Yet again, our so-called justice system fails, and the judges put their bewigged heads together and blame the jury, who, according to so-called Justice Beaston, couldn't have kept their eye on the ball during the lengthy trial of Kevin O'Dowd for rape, threatening to kill, poisoning, false imprisonment and sexual assault - 42 days interspersed with numerous adjournments, many of which due to the defendent's claimed "ill health".

Judges, you fucked up. Don't try to push the blame on to the jury. They did their job, no doubt at great expense to themselves. Judges, you and the rest of your legal parasite cohort are the major barrier to justice in this country.

Not only do you look ridiculous, you are contemptible.

(pic: Reuters)

Straight-talking Jesse

See part two here

Hat tip: Mr Eugenides.

Damned either way

Minister Phil Hope (who?) is to repay £41,709 of dodgy expenses in an effort to rescue his tarnished reputation.

Bloody hell! If you can afford to repay £41 grand, you must be rolling in it!

My radical reform proposal

I have recently finished reading James Harrington's 'Oceana', laying out a republican system of government for England, which he hoped Oliver Cromwell would put in place during the Interregnum. Unfortunately, Old Nol did not see its finer points and his own attempts to shore up the Commonwealth failed, leading to its collapse following his death and the restoration of monarchy - a national tragedy, eloquently allegorised in Milton's 'Paradise Lost', that England has yet to recover from.

Drawing inspiration from Harrington, I propose the following:

Enlarge the Commons to 3000 or so members. This would reduce the number of voters represented by an MP from the current 84,500 to less than 20,000, bringing the MP far closer to the people, breaking down the party structure and most likely enabling non-party candidates to be elected. This new assembly will be the sovereign body of the nation.

Amalgamate the current Commons and Lords into one body - a Senate, which would be the debating and revising chamber. I will leave the fine print of how it is constituted for another day (what's the hurry? No one's hanging on my words!)

The first criticism that will be leveled is that my new People's Congress will be chaotic and expensive, to which I would say: its function is not to be like the Commons, where all and sundry can stand up and debate. It is to decide, not to debate, in the same way as a party conference does this. In other words, people can give speeches from the podium, but its not a free-for-all. Secondly on cost; the Congress does not have to sit throughout the year, rather meet periodically. Its members can be given a fair stipend for their efforts, but should see themselves more like councillors or magistrates rather than career politicians. Also, as a minarchist-minded man, I assert that there is no good reason for the volume of new laws being generated at present. The Law should be stripped down to its bare bones, set up on sound principles, and then left alone, save a little necessary tampering to keep it running.

The new Congress would, as the sovereign body, perform a function similar to that currently performed (we are told) by the Queen. Rather than a bill receiving the Royal rubber stamp, it would need to receive the assent of the Congress. As the Queen has never, as far as I know, refused to sign any bill, the necessity of obtaining her assent cannot be claimed to be any kind of check or balance on executive power. 3000 people of good will, drawn from the population would be much more effective.

Monday, 11 May 2009

Pondering my vote

I'm no great lover of UKIP, but in the coming European 'Parliamentary' election, I don't see much else on offer for those voters who believe in national sovereignty, and Nigel Farage does at least stick the boot in.

Westminster, you're fired!

And take that crooked tosser in the fancy dress with you.

Anglo-American Axis aiming for Pakistan Balkanisation?

Pepe Escobar, author of 'Obama does Globalistan', writes in the Asia Times:

"How crucial Balochistan is to Washington can be assessed by the study "Baloch Nationalism and the Politics of Energy Resources: the Changing Context of Separatism in Pakistan" by Robert Wirsing of the US Army think-tank Strategic Studies Institute. Predictably, it all revolves around Pipelineistan.

China - which built Gwadar and needs gas from Iran - must be sidelined by all means necessary. The added paranoid Pentagon component is that China could turn Gwadar into a naval base and thus "threaten" the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean.

The only acceptable scenario for the Pentagon would be for the US to take over Gwadar. Once again, that would be a prime confluence of Pipelineistan and the US empire of bases.

Not only in terms of blocking the IPI pipeline and using Gwadar for TAPI, control of Gwadar would open the mouth-watering opportunity of a long land route across Balochistan into Helmand, Nimruz, Kandahar or, better yet, all of these three provinces in southwest Afghanistan. From a Pentagon/NATO perspective, after the "loss" of the Khyber Pass, that would be the ideal supply route for Western troops in the perennial, now rebranded, GWOT ("global war on terror").

During the Asif Ali Zardari administration in Islamabad the BLA, though still a fringe group with a political wing and a military wing, has been regrouping and rearming, while the current chief minister of Balochistan, Nawab Raisani, is suspected of being a CIA asset (there's no conclusive proof). There's fear in Islamabad that the government has taken its eye off the Balochistan ball - and that the BLA may be effectively used by the US for balkanization purposes. But Islamabad still seems not to have listened to the key Baloch grievance: we want to profit from our natural wealth, and we want autonomy.

So what's gonna be the future of "Dubai" Gwadar? IPI or TAPI? The die is cast. Under the radar of the Obama/Karzai/Zardari photo-op in Washington, all's still to play in this crucial front in the New Great Game in Eurasia."

Read the whole article...

Hat tip: Infowars

Sunday, 10 May 2009

SDRs and CDIs

I think we owe it to ourselves to learn more about the world of finance and economics. To date the 'experts' have been enjoying a role similar to the priest in a primitive society, taking care of the esoteric stuff, so you don't have to. Not unsurprisingly, our ignorance has been exploited.

Consequently, I shall be perusing this collection of articles by Ellen Hodgson Brown, author of 'Web of Debt'.

Gun control myths exposed

Defending the 2nd Amendment from the gun control zealots requires eternal vigilance.

Friday, 8 May 2009

We can all make mistakes, eh Jack?

The Mail reveals:

"Damning details of MPs' expenses - including false claims allegedly made by Cabinet ministers - were revealed last night. In one case, Jack Straw over-claimed £1,700, trying to get public money to refund council taxes he had never paid. The Justice Secretary's mistake was one of a series of embarrassing revelations about 13 Cabinet ministers. Gordon Brown double claimed for the cost of hiring a plumber at his second home. The Prime Minister also paid back his brother £6,500 over the bill for the services of a shared cleaner."

Not exactly Watergate, more indicative of the majoresque collapse of Gordon von Brown's juncto.

Thursday, 7 May 2009

Still good

Ms Dynamite - Dy-Na-Mi-Tee

Monday, 4 May 2009

'Social concentration camps'?

This is the verdict on council housing estates from the Fabian Society, reported in the Independent newspaper. No doubt this has a lot of truth to it, but why are the Fabians denying their own paternity?

The Fabian Society represents the worst aspects of socialism; control-freak social engineering, un petit pas from Fritz Lang Metropolis-style scientific dictatorship. If the housing estates are indeed 'social concentration camps', they have achieved their purpose, as envisaged by earlier Fabians.

Obama: gun-grabber from Hell

Every time Obama says he doesn't want to take away the right to bear arms, everyone runs out and buys more. Very wise, considering his track record and that of the people in his administration.

Gun Owners of America know what time it is.

Mission creep to martial law

The above photo from the Kentucky Derby captures a crime being committed - a clear violation of the Posse Comitatus Act, which forbids the use of the military in law enforcement roles.

The picture (from A.P) appears on this Yahoo news page, which does not say anything about it. One commenter observes justly:

"The military has NO BUSINESS policing the citizens except during extraordinarily exceptional times of national emergency by an executive order. This is very disturbing and completely un-American. Maybe even more disturbing is that no one seems to care how quietly and easily we have accepted the burgeoning police state."

(Hat tip: Infowars)

The lesser of two evils for dummies

Labour dummies that is, à la Kinnock: rally round Brown or support the BNP. As our French cousins would say; 'quel choix!'

Sunday, 3 May 2009

"Like a giant razorblade blowing down the street"

My last music post has led me to wander through various soul tunes, such as this; Lou Rawls singing "Dead end street", and this Sam Cooke live number.

United in adoration

Aw, isn't it great to see people coming together? How touching that those supposed opposites The Guardian and The Daily Mail are united in fawning worship of Michelle Obama. Maybe one day they can look at the policies being pursued by her husband's administration, and do their job of informing the public.

What a carry on

As reported by The Sunday Times and The Register, Jacqui Smith's recent announcement that the government was not going ahead with plans for a massive snooping database was a lie. According to The Register:

"Spy chiefs are already spending hundreds of millions of pounds on a mass internet surveillance system, despite Jacqui Smith's announcement earlier this week that proposals for a central warehouse of communications data had been dumped on privacy grounds.

The system - uncovered today by The Register and The Sunday Times - is being installed under a GCHQ project called Mastering the Internet (MTI). It will include thousands of deep packet inspection probes inside communications providers' networks, as well as massive computing power at the intelligence agency's Cheltenham base, "the concrete doughnut".

Sources with knowledge of the project said contacts have already been awarded to private sector partners."

The good Napolitano

Judge Andrew Napolitano, the lone voice of reason in the wilderness of Fox, waxing righteous on natural law, the US Constition and such like.

A libertarian anthem if ever there was one

Marva Whitney and the JBs - "It's my thing"

OECD - meet Gordon's boss

Ian Parker-Joseph, head of the Libertarian Party, has put together a very good article, laying out the OECD's influence over economic policy in this country and throughout the (New) world (Order). He writes:

'Did you think that Gordon Brown was a good chancellor, or a good Prime Minister. Did you think that he had fiscal skills that were world class. No, neither did I.

He is following a blueprint, laid out in documentation at the OECD, which clearly outlines how all Western States should be approaching PFI, local authority outsourcing, regional funding, cross border equalisation of fiscal policies, Target driven policies including the KPI's to be measured and most contentious of all, Tax Policy. OECD has even planned out how your family should be structured and planned by their Directorate of Employment, Labour and Social Affairs.'

Read the article.

(Hat tip: DK)

Immortal Technique - Mistakes

... from the album 'The Third World', live at Underground Hip Hop in Boston, MA. The track samples this Bob Marley track.

Thanks to Ronny Ead (and to Jason Bermas, who was playing it on 'The Infowarrior' show).

Friday, 1 May 2009

Global warmists: don't read this...

"Global warming alarmists out in cold" - Alan Bolt in the Herald Sun

It might shake your faith in Al Gore (the cap 'n' trade king).