Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Culture of suicide

Yet another young girl kills herself. Not only is this tragic, it is monstrous, and must be condemned and stigmatised.

Elsewhere we are told the public wants to change the law over assisted suicide. In fact, not quite. The poll I saw on the front of Metro revealed people would consider helping a relative die. I expect if the poll had also asked if people were happy for their relatives to be starved to death in hospital, they would have said no. Allowing people to off their relatives for their own good is not a wise idea. This is a moral question with no general answer. If someone wants to help another person die, let them take their chances in a court. If it really was a pitiful matter, then the jury should be merciful.

More Max

Sunday, 26 July 2009

Mandelson fails to declare Bilderberg hospitality

Peter Mandelson, Cao Cao to Brown's impotent Emperor Xian, is on the fiddle again, failing to declare hospitality care of the Bilderberg Group meeting held in Greece back in June.

According to the Independent, a spokesman for the ignoble Lord said:

"It's no secret that Peter went to Bilderberg. The trip was declared to the permanent secretary as usual and recorded in the departmental hospitality register. It was below the £1,000 threshold for the House of Lords register."

However, for this to be true, the crooked peer would have had to stay in the cheapest room available and not touched a thing to eat or drink the whole time he was there, hardly likely for a man of such exquisite tastes as Peter.

13.9 trillion dollars worth of nothing

Nothing particularly ground-breaking in this snippet, but at least it shows the mainstream NBC waking up to Ron Paul's Audit the Fed Bill, currently (I believe) being stalled in the Senate.

Labour's Window Tax

Labour's greedy tax-collectors have never paid heed to the common sense concept 'keep it simple, stupid'. Hence we have the above; a complicated formula which can be reduced to:

Tax bill = (α + ß)

where α = as much as we can possibly screw out of you
and ß = and then some


Yet again, the police disgrace themselves by arresting a clearly innocent man.

Con subtitolos

I make no apologies for pillaging this Python sketch.

Saturday, 25 July 2009

Education: an analogy

Above: The Department of Education, following my proposed reforms

Imagine a group of people going to a restaurant. For some reason, the decision is made not only to split the bill equally, but that everyone must eat the same meal. The following chain of events will probably ensue:

A potentially pleasant evening will become riven with disputes. The most forthright members of the group will attempt to persuade a majority of the rest that their particular choice is the best. Other people's choices will perforce be denigrated. Whatever choice is decided upon will not be able to please everyone. Perhaps a compromise will be reached that pleases no one. Some will go hungry, and be forced to pay for something they don't touch and pay again somewhere else. The risk will be run that if the one choice is bad, everyone will suffer.

There is a better way. Each person chooses what they want. Some will fare better than others, but if someone makes a really bad choice, one of the others will probably help them out by sharing some of theirs.

This analogy springs to mind whenever I see the state school system being debated. My own view of what makes for a good education is most likely very different from the next person's. In a free market, this wouldn't matter any more than if the person next to me in a restaurant was a vegetarian and I wanted to eat steak. We could agree to differ, and go away friends. I don't have to force him to partake and he doesn't need to convince me that meat is murder.


An economic hitman speaks

Here's the second part of an interview with John Perkins, describing the means by which the corporations take control of a country's resources, by buying off the leaders with massive loans that can never be repaid, leading to the corporations taking control of the country's infrastructure and raw materials. He explains:

"We were sent into these countries to get these men to change their policies, to go against their own campaign promises. And basically what you do is you tell them, "Look, you know, if you play our game, I can make you and your family very wealthy. I can make sure that you get very rich. If you don't play our game, if you follow your campaign promises, you may go the way of Allende in Chile or Arbenz in Guatemala or Lumumba in the Congo."

For the whole of the interview; Part 1; Part 2; Part 3; Part 4; Part 5.

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Mandelson: The power behind the throne

Today's papers have focused attention on Peter Mandelson's position as the real power in the government, with 80% of government committees meeting under his cold, reptilian stare.

Some were surprised when Brown brought him back from Europe, but Gordo had no choice: he knew Bilderberg were getting ready to switch operations to the other party, so he had to convince them that there was still life in the New Labour. 'Talk to them Mandy, they'll listen to you,' he must have begged, 'I can still deliver.' What pleasure Mandelson must have derived from seeing his avowed foe grovelling before him.

So Gordon is now almost invisible. The King Rat is back and in full control.

One from the archives: Pharmacide

As you ponder how you will react if and when the WHO declares a mandatory vaccination programme, consider this case from a couple of years back, when the truth came out in court about Bayer Pharmaceutical selling blood products that were known to be contaminated with HIV and ask yourself if you trust Big Pharma?

London Olympics used as cover for more police powers

Selon The Guardian:

"The government was accused tonight of giving itself draconian powers to clamp down on protests at the 2012 Olympics. Critics said the powers were so broad they would potentially give private contractors the right to forcibly enter people's homes and seize materials."

As a Londoner, I wish Paris had won...

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Stasi cops at it again

From today's Guardian:

'A woman is to challenge the Metropolitan police in the high court, claiming she was handcuffed, detained and threatened with arrest for filming officers on her mobile phone... undercover officer wearing jeans and a black jacket enters the shot, and asks Atkinson: "Do you realise it is an offence under the Terrorism Act to film police officers?" He then adds: "Can you show me what you you just filmed?"'

Also from The Register a few days back:

'Kent Police set a new legal precedent last week, as they arrested a photographer on the unusual grounds of "being too tall".

This follows a year of increasingly unhappy incidents, in which continued reassurances from on high appear to have had little impact on how Police Forces deal with photographers – and reinforces a growing concern that the breakdown in trust and cooperation with the Police warned of in respect of demonstrations could soon transfer to photography too.'

The double whammy from hell

Glenys Kinnock, Labour Euro-trougher par excellence, recently evoked the terrifying prospect of Tony Blair becoming EU President. Now Archbishop Cranmer makes the equally terrifying connection between plans to allow life peers to 'resign' and Peter Mandelson becoming PM.

Oh, wicked nation! Repent, before it's too late!

Monday, 20 July 2009

Stop what you're doing and listen to this

Abdullah Ibrahim and Carlos Ward performing 'Water from an Ancient Well' and 'The Wedding' at the Jazz Piano Festival, Kalisz, Poland December 9, 1984.

Dr Kelly 'suicide': no lie can live forever

Goldman Sachs: economic arsonists

"As the financial crisis unfolded, the fingerprints of Goldman Sachs have been seen on almost everything that has happened. Along with the other Wall Street investment houses, it was at the centre of the scandal under which sub-prime mortgages - provided to the lowest echelons of American society - were packaged up as solid investments with a good return and sold on to unsuspecting investors."

Ron Paul - a man for all seasons

Here's the first part of an interesting interview with the Good Doctor from 1988, when he ran as Libertarian Party candidate for the US Presidency. His explanation of the world financial structure is just as relevant today, if not more so.

Part 2; Part 3; Part 4; Part 5;

An arrow against the tyrants

Via The Register I see this attack on the Australian government's attempt to introduce Chinese-style controls over internet freedom, now under siege from all sides.

Sunday, 19 July 2009

Another week rolls into view

I heard this tune over the final credits of "Skeleton Key" the other night, a great little horror movie, set down in Cajun country. Worth a viewing if you like getting the creeps.

Tories push Bilderberg central bank plan

The tories have announced plans to 'reform' banking regulation, which will hand more power to the Bank of England, who, if Bilderberg member George Osborne is to believed, look down on us mere mortals like the gods on Mount Olympus.

The same question as ever must be asked: who watches the watchman?

Putting the Bank of England in charge of regulating the banks is like putting Hannibul Lector in charge of prison security.

Flu vaccine makers granted immunity in USA

On Friday, Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services, signed a document giving legal immunity to vaccine makers and officials involved in the planned vaccination programme.

I'd say that's another reason not to take it.

Pullman takes a stand against the Stasi State

From The Register:

There is much fuss in this morning’s papers over a statement by Philip Pullman, author of His Dark Materials trilogy, that once the government’s new vetting system is in place, he will simply stop making visits to schools. In an interview in the latest Bookseller, he says: "This is Labour's Section 28 — the implication being that no adult could possibly choose to spend time with children unless they wanted to abuse them. What will it say to children? It'll say that every adult is a potential rapist or murderer, and that they should never trust anyone."

He expresses his regret that he may never be allowed inside a school again, but adds: "I refuse to be complicit in any measure that assumes my guilt before I've done anything wrong. The proposal deserves nothing but contempt."

Well said.

Define 'unfair'

According to the Guardian:

"Private schools offering lavish extracurricular activities give their pupils an unfair advantage and should be forced to share their facilities with state pupils, says a report commissioned by the prime minister."

Unfair indeed. The state school system by design dumbs down and stupifies the major part of the country's children. Those that escape do so either through wealth or through sacrifice, and as someone who went through the government indoctrination camps, I do not begrudge those who don't have to suffer under the social engineers who control it.

Alan Milburn, the report's author, realises that as long as some children are exempt from the state school system, comparisons will persist, and as long as there is any competition to the state school model, either from independent schools or home-schooling, it will be clear how bad state schools are.

Tennessee Gun Law: the Empire strikes back

As reported at Infowars:

"Last month, the state of Tennessee’s General Assembly passed House Bill 1796, the “Tennessee Firearms Freedom Act,” which states that any firearms or ammunition manufactured within the state and legally owned and kept within the state by citizens are “not subject to federal law or federal regulation, including registration” due to provisions in the Second, Ninth, and Tenth Amendments to the United States Constitution."

However, the Federal Authorities, in this case the BATF, don't like it when the states uphold the Constitution, and are attempting to ride roughshod over the new law, by claiming that “Federal law supersedes the Act, and all provisions of the Gun Control Act and the National Firearms Act, and their corresponding regulations, continue to apply.”

This is of course a lie, as anyone who has read the Second, Ninth, and Tenth Amendments to the United States Constitution will recognise:

2nd Amendment
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

9th Amendment
"The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people."

10th Amendment
"The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."

Saturday, 18 July 2009

Slight rewind - not that anything's changed since March

Following Max Keiser's erudite denunciation of Goldman Sachs, found below, I was reminded of this discussion on derivatives between Webster Tarpley and Alex Jones. The same solution is proposed - prosecute the criminals at the top of the banking pyramid.

(The rest of the interview is available on this playlist)

100 years ago...

The first part of a 1979 documentary on the swine flu panic of 1976.

Newspeak dictionary

Remove phrase - 'Lovely summer's day'.

Replace with - 'Level 2 heat wave alert'

Hat tip: Mr Eugenides via Devil's Kitchen.

Cherie, darling, look a little closer to home

Cherie Blair bangs on about human rights in Africa, criticising the continent for failing to bring Sudan's leadership to justice. But Cherie, what about your husband? You don't have to go to Africa to find war criminals, just reach to the other side of your bed.

An artist's impression of what justice would look like.

Could whoever's taken the police's brain, please return it

The police are always going to make mistakes, but the problem increasingly seems to be, that once they have embarked on a particular course of action, they see it through to the bitter end, refusing to allow any kind of common sense to intervene, and when it's all over and their stupidity is revealed for all to see, they will justify themselves and defend their actions. "We followed procedure" they say.

Hence we read of a judge angrily throwing out a case against a couple in Bristol, who decided to tidy up the garden of an abandoned local house. From the moment the police arrived on the scene, following (allegedly) a tip-off, to the moment the case is brought into court, not once did these mud-brained coppers stop to consider what they were doing.

A similar situation was reported on the front page of yesterday's Metro, when a barbeque with fifteen people in attendance was raided and shut down by five squad cars, a riot van and a helicopter. The first problem is that they arrived in the first place, when there had been no complaint (they had learned of the event from snooping MySpace), but this is initial error is massively compounded by continuing with the raid when it was clear that no offence was taking place, and then to cap it all, they justify their actions.

Coppers, I know it's a hard job, but for fuck's sake can you turn off the radio, put down the procedure manual and re-engage the grey matter? You don't have to be perfect, you just have to remember what your primary purpose is; to serve the public.

The definition of shamelessness

The MOD has always exercised the most callous disregard for ex-servicemen, so it should come as no surprise that it is using 'anti-terror' laws to snoop on wounded soldiers claiming compensation for their injuries.

Friday, 17 July 2009

"Goldman Sachs are scum"

Never a truer word spoken. Bien dit, mon ami.

Hat tip: Infowars

Monday, 13 July 2009

Obama's top science adviser revealed as eugenic nut

From Prison Planet:

"President Obama’s top science and technology advisor John P. Holdren co-authored a 1977 book in which he advocated the formation of a “planetary regime” that would use a “global police force” to enforce totalitarian measures of population control, including forced abortions, mass sterilization programs conducted via the food and water supply, as well as mandatory bodily implants that would prevent couples from having children.

The concepts outlined in Holdren’s 1977 book Ecoscience, which he co-authored with close colleagues Paul Ehrlich and Anne Ehrlich, were so shocking that a February 2009 Front Page Magazine story on the subject was largely dismissed as being outlandish because people couldn’t bring themselves to believe that it could be true."

Read on...

The BBC struggles with 2nd Amendment

The BBC carries a report of the welcome news that Tennessee is striking down unconstitutional limits on the right to bear arms, but, unable to comprehend what freedom means, its reporter goes scurrying around trying to find people who oppose the move, including one bar owner who states:

"We don't need vigilantism inside my business," he says. "I'm a gun owner, I have a gun at my home, but I keep it there, not at a public place where many people's lives can be threatened."

There's not much point to a gun if it's locked away where you can't get it, pal. An armed assailant is hardly likely to wait while you jog off home, and owning a gun has nothing to do with vigilantism.

What came first, the swine flu or the mass vaccination plan?

The smoke is beginning to clear. The so-called swine flu is being used to force us to take a vaccination. The vaccination is being 'fast-tracked' through safety tests, which ordinarily are insufficient. The company that is manufacturing it, Baxter Pharmaceutical, was caught red-handed putting live avian flu virus in flu vaccinations. The last time there was an outbreak of swine flu, it 'escaped' from a US military bio-lab in the 1970's and killed one person. The vaccination killed dozens and caused serious medical problems for hundreds more.

Vaccination programmes are being used for population reduction throughout the Third World, either directly by spreading diseases or by sterilising women. Now it's our turn.

I, for one, will not be taking this vaccination.

Sunday, 5 July 2009


Every name is called a NOUN,
As field and fountain, street and town;

In place of noun the PRONOUN stands
As he and she can clap their hands;

The ADJECTIVE describes a thing,
As magic wand and bridal ring;

The VERB means action, something done -
To read, to write, to jump, to run;

How things are done, the ADVERBS tell,
As quickly, slowly, badly, well;

The PREPOSITION shows relation,
As in the street, or at the station;

CONJUNCTIONS join, in many ways,
Sentences, words, or phrase and phrase;

The INTERJECTION cries out, 'Hark!
I need an exclamation mark!'

Through Poetry, we learn how each
of these make up THE PARTS OF SPEECH.

From a collection of mnemonics here

Saturday, 4 July 2009


The Small Faces with "Rollin' Over" from 1968

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Kettle 'black' claims pot

John Hartigan, Rupert Murdoch's Groom of the Stool (AKA CEO of News International) has the temerity to attack blogs as:

“Something of such little intellectual value as to be barely discernible from massive ignorance.”

This from the company that publishes The Sun and the News of the World! What a fucking joke.

As Paul Watson at Prison Planet points out:

"Hartigan doesn’t seem to grasp the fact that the mainstream media is always found wanting because they habitually lie about news events and spin stories to suit the demands of their corporate owners. This is the very reason why blogs and alternative media outlets have become so popular and have eaten into the mainstream media’s audience share, because people are sick of being treated like idiots, sick of being lied to, and are desperately in search of the truth."

People don't need Hartigan's stinking newspapers. I wouldn't take one if it was free.