Thursday, 30 June 2011

Stony Stratford commemorative ashtray

Commemorate the new low in puritanical lunacy achieved by Stony Stratford councillor Paul Bartlett with this fetching souvenir. Don't drop those saliva-soaked cigarette butts in the street, grind them into Bartlett's ugly mug.

On other pages, new research from Action on Smoking and Health reveals the Black Death which wiped out one third of Europe was caused by smokers, according to a survey of the cunts in their office.

UPDATE: Learn the measure of the man by googling "Standards Board for England Case No. 13644.05"

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Peter Schiff: "The lies a Fed Chairman tells"

The Schiff Report from 25/6/2011 (or 6/25/2011 if you're American).

Visit his YouTube channel here.

Visit his blog here.

The Max and Gerry Show

Gerald Celente on Max Keiser's show, laying into the International Mafia Federation and putting forward the idea of direct democracy.

Part Two here.

Searching for the EU fedophiles

Like the dodo; they've lost their mojo

In recent times I've been looking around the internet trying to find bloggers who support the illegitimate institutions of European federasty, but with little success. It's not that I'm seeking opportunities to troll, it's from a genuine curiosity (no really!), and I'm coming to the conclusion that soon the only specimens to be found will be stuffed and mounted in glass cases next to the dodo. The ones I find seem very listless, confused and self-absorbed, rocking back and forth, muttering to themselves about the need for reform, and certainly in no fit state to breed.

I recognise that amongst the ruling class the perversion still dominates, no doubt because they have been able to shield themselves from reality, using our money, but the 'let them eat cake' strategy will not work forever.

That's the spirit, chaps

I love to see the flag of Brussels burning.

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Memory Maison

House of Love - 'Destroy The Heart' etc from 1989.

Those who cannot remember the past...

... are doomed to repeat it. So said George Santayana. Here are two voices from the old and vanished communist bloc, both warning of where the West is heading culturally.

Firstly, Vladimir Bukovsky:

Secondly Srdja Trifkovic:

Monday, 27 June 2011

Libya: breaking the information blockade

LinkWayne Madsen may have his own agenda, judge for yourself, but he has at least gone to Libya to see with his own eyes. From RT

Sunday, 26 June 2011

A new kind of Stockholm Syndrome

I’m a great fan of Alex Jones. He always encourages people to check out what he’s saying, and here’s one I had to check. I can’t really add much to this AP report by Jenny Soffel:

No ‘him’ or ‘her’; preschool fights gender bias

“STOCKHOLM (AP) — At the “Egalia” preschool, staff avoid using words like “him” or “her” and address the 33 kids as “friends” rather than girls and boys.

From the color and placement of toys to the choice of books, every detail has been carefully planned to make sure the children don’t fall into gender stereotypes.

“Society expects girls to be girlie, nice and pretty and boys to be manly, rough and outgoing,” says Jenny Johnsson, a 31-year-old teacher. “Egalia gives them a fantastic opportunity to be whoever they want to be.”

The taxpayer-funded preschool which opened last year in the liberal Sodermalm district of Stockholm for kids aged 1 to 6 is among the most radical examples of Sweden’s efforts to engineer equality between the sexes from childhood onward.

Breaking down gender roles is a core mission in the national curriculum for preschools, underpinned by the theory that even in highly egalitarian-minded Sweden, society gives boys an unfair edge.

To even things out, many preschools have hired “gender pedagogues” to help staff identify language and behavior that risk reinforcing stereotypes.”

Read the article

Cross-posted at Orphans

More evidence that the dossier that Blair used to take us to war was cooked

A memo obtained under Freedom of Information has provided further evidence that the 'dodgy dossier' on Iraq's WMD was cooked up to make the case for war. According to the Graun:
Sir John Scarlett, who as head of the Joint Intelligence Committee was placed "in charge" of writing the September 2002 dossier, sent a memo to Blair's foreign affairs adviser referring to "the benefit of obscuring the fact that in terms of WMD Iraq is not that exceptional".

The memo, released under the Freedom of Information Act, has been described as one of the most significant documents on the dossier yet published.

The disclosure supports the evidence of the former intelligence official Michael Laurie, who told the Chilcot inquiry into the Iraq war that it was widely understood that the dossier was intended to make a case for war and misrepresented intelligence to this particular end.

The role of the Joint Intelligence Committee is to present impartial intelligence-based advice to ministers, Alistair Campbell, Blair's director of communications, told Scarlett that the dossier's credibility depended on it being seen to be the work of Scarlett and his team of experts.

I hope the matter is pursued. It is imperative that people in government are held to account. No one is above the law.

Monstrous. Hideous. An affront to the people of Europe...

Herman's Hernia

... in other words the perfect setting for our traitorous leaders to meet in conclave with their opposite numbers from the other provinces of Brussels' Bastard Empire (illegitimate in every way).

I only hope they've included a balcony, so Archduke Herman can have his very own Ceausescu moment.

Saturday, 25 June 2011

A disident voice on Afghanistan

Malalai Joya speaking to RT.

Friday, 24 June 2011

Give him a medal, and Shami; shut the fuck up

The following is based on the story running in the press. If it turns out that there's more to meet the eye here, then my view will be different. That said...

Give him a medal. Regular readers know who I mean. That's right, the guy who stabbed the burglar. Disgustingly the police arrested him and his family for murder, instead of shaking his hand, thanking him and praising his service to the community.

I will reiterate; I am speaking on the basis of the story as reported, but my comments can be taken generally. Anyone who breaks into somebody else's home deserves to die. The judiciary may think that such crimes are minor. That's because they've never had to suffer. They look down from their ivory tower and see no distinction between criminal scum and suffering citizens. We're all peasants, as far as they're concerned. That's why the people despise the judiciary and their enablers in the political establishment.

A dead burglar is no loss to society. The valiant defender who sent him to his judgement day has saved many other people from suffering. Sure, the dead man's family will mourn, but the guilt lies on his own head, he brought it on himself.

This case, assuming as above, has come along at just the right time to see if Cameron means what he says about supporting our right to self defence. But of course not everyone sees this matter as cut and dried as it is, namely Shami Chakrabarti, to whom I say:

Hand over the word. You know what word: Liberty. You do not represent Liberty, you don't even know what it means. Her response to Cameron's innocuous reiteration of common law is this:
"Of course people facing intruders can use reasonable force to defend themselves.

‘But saying that “burglars leave their rights at the threshold” is a recipe for vigilante execution and mistaken killings of family members returning home after dark.’"
Here she shows her true attitude to liberty. She pays lip service to our natural rights, but makes clear that ordinary people cannot be informed what their rights are, in case we start murdering people or else, because we're so stupid, start killing our families by accident. Clearly she has contempt for us and feels far more comfortable in the control grid of state power, even though her job is supposed to be standing up against state power on behalf of us citizens, so I say again: give us the word back, change your organisation's name to something more fitting, such 'Velvet Glove', cos that's all 'Liberty' is for.

In summary; whether or not the present case is as reported, we have the right and the duty to use all necessary force to defend ourselves and our property. Criminals who aggress against other people do indeed forfeit their protection under the law. As a libertarian, I would remind the minions of government and state that the same rules apply to you.

UPDATES: It seems the dead man was out on police bail for burglary. Also, I've posted a piece on the same subject over at Orphan of Liberty.

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

You what?

Now that our tireless researchers have worked out that some of us English have Anglo-Saxon blood, I have a new job for them: to work out just what planet Constable Dale Chadwick of Greater Manchester Police comes from. Here's the quote:
‘This will hopefully bring closure for his many victims who have been left extremely distressed by what he has put them through. The police and the council will work tirelessly to make the streets safer and hopefully this will make the community safer.’
This in reference to the sentencing of a teenage career criminal, who's been handed an ASBO saying he can't hang around on one particular stretch of road, where he did a number of crimes. The toerag in question is a 15-year-old Roma, in court with his father and their interpreter, because on top of not understanding the Commandment 'Thou shalt not steal', they don't understand English, although that hasn't stopped the father pocketing £460 a week in benefits.

But the blame can only be dumped on this vile family up to a point. The lion's share goes to our political establishment, who refuse to deport the lot of them back where they came. The only ASBO worth applying is one that bans them all not just Stockholm Road but every inch of land this side of the English Channel.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Credit where credit's due

In an earlier post, I attacked EU Commissar Janusz Lewandowski for something else, but now I see he's shovelling sand in the EU gearbox, so well done Janusz!

The move comes as EU environmental policy was undermined by one of the most important figures in the European commission, causing alarm in Brussels. Janusz Lewandowski, the commissioner in charge of fraught negotiations on the future of the EU's €130bn budget, cast doubt on the science of climate change and the future of emissions policy.

In an interview with a Polish newspaper he said: "We already have overambitious agreements on CO2 emission reduction. There is a notion that the thesis that coal energy is the main cause of global warming is highly questionable. Moreover, more and more often there is a question mark put over the whole [issue of] global warming as such."

It's a strange article. It seems there is some resistance to the overall plan of shutting down Europe's remaining industry and moving it elsewhere, under the cover of saving us from global warming. Are the drowsy politicians waking up?

The government in a mess over criminal justice

The problem with the Tories has always been a lack of principle. Their driving force is to get into government and stay there. However, this lack of principle does have an upside. Unlike the ideologues of Labour, they will bend in the wind of public opinion, this being consistent with holding power. Unfortunately, public opinion, represented by the shrieks of the tabloid press, is not always very enlightened.

Thus we see the government retreating from Ken Clarke's announced 'hug a rapist' policy, but the result is unlikely to improve the woeful state of criminal justice. Exihit A -according to the Mail:

The Prime Minister today assured homeowners that they will not be prosecuted for defending themselves against intruders as he outlined proposed changes to the criminal justice system.

David Cameron said those who use ‘reasonable force’ to protect their families would not face the ordeal of being hauled through the courts themselves.Although the current law allows a similar provision, the Premier said he would clarify which defence actions would be legal and which not.
Aha! So the PM is offering us something we already have - the right to self-defence - but with added clarity. In other words, the general principle will be attacked and prescribed. This is hardly progress.

On top of this, there is the usual mish-mash of knee-jerk measures, which are hardly likely to improve matters.

The hacking rash: Problem; Reaction; Solution

In recent times we have seen an upsurge in stories about 'cyber attacks' and hacking, including the report that the Census 2011 has been hacked, although this is far from confirmed. Anyone with knowledge of the modus operandi of the Powers That Be (and a cynical mind perhaps) will figure that we are being softened up.

It is already as good as admitted that the Stuxnet virus was designed by Israeli and/or US intelligence interests, but this hasn't stopped allied Western governments using it as an example of why we should all be very afraid of the 'cyber terrorists'. Whether we are to include those who ostensibly work for our governments is not wholly clear.

Nevertheless, the authorities are advancing their agenda to lock down the internet on a number of fronts. The protection of dinosaur media/music corporations from copyright violation is one, and protecting us, the meek and cowering public, from 'cyber terrorists' is another. The solution that this government and their string-pulling masters will no doubt be putting forward will involve curtailments of our freedom and more power to the agents of the state.

One thing you can be sure they will not consider is refraining from creating huge databases of our personal information, such as the one holding Census 2011 data, which are inherently risky. If the Census had been limited to what its legitimate function, there would be no need to hack it, as it would contain not much more than the voting register, which is readily available.

If the Census has indeed been hacked, the blame will lie squarely with this government for creating the risk in the first place.

German blood? Well I never

Researchers have apparently 'discovered' that a lot of British people are genetically very similar to those in Denmark and North Germany. No shit.

I always wondered why people talked about 'Anglo-Saxon' this and that, what with Saxony being in Germany. The mystery is now solved. Maybe these researchers could now turn to something else that's been bothering me: the strange correlation between Popes and Catholicism.

Monday, 20 June 2011

Wanted: decoration for London Bridge

Via Witterings from Witney and Calling England, I see this list of all the changes that are to be implemented in November 2014. It marks the end of any veto power for the puppet administration of Westminster in a host of policy areas, and it explains why the traitorous government are happy to pledge a referendum for any future power transfers - because they know and we know there's nothing left to transfer. It's like that old joke about the patient; "The bad news is he's dead. The good news is his condition has stabilised."

What are we, those few who love this country, to do in the face of such treason?

Initiatives of the High Representative for Foreign Affairs – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Administrative co-operation – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Asylum – Nice: QMV; Lisbon: QMV
Border controls – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Citizens' initiative regulations – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Civil protection – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Committee of the Regions – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Common defence policy – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Crime prevention incentives – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Criminal judicial co-operation – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Criminal law – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Culture – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Diplomatic & Consular protection – Nice: Unanimity Lisbon: QMV
Economic & Social Committee – Nice: QMV Lisbon: QMV
Emergency international aid – Nice: Unanimity Lisbon: QMV
Energy – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
EU budget – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Eurojust – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
European Central Bank – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
European Court of Justice – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Europol – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Eurozone external representation – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Foreign Affairs High Representative election – Lisbon: QMV
Freedom of movement for workers – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Freedom to establish a business – Nice: Unanimity Lisbon QMV
Freedom, security, justice, co-operation & evaluation – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Funding the Common Foreign & Security Policy – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
General economic interest services – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Humanitarian aid – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Immigration – Nice: QMV; Lisbon: QMV
Intellectual property – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Organisation of the Council of the EU – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Police co-operation – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
President of the European Council election – Lisbon: QMV
Response to natural disasters & terrorism – Lisbon: QMV
Rules concerning the Armaments Agency – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Self-employment access rights – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Social Security Unanimity – Nice: QMV; Lisbon: QMV
Space – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Sport – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Structural & Cohension Funds – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Tourism – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Transport – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Withdrawal of a member state – Lisbon: QMV

East German style control grid forges ahead under Lib/Tory government

I had no expectations that kicking out the puppet with the red rosette and putting in the puppet with the blue rosette would change the agenda of the Whitehall branch of the Brussels division of the New World Order tyrannical government.

So I'm not surprised to learn that the puppets are announcing a police database which will be used to store information on innocent and guilty alike. I suppose they'll claim it's something to do with protecting the public from criminals, but obviously not the criminals who operate within the state, who now have another tool at their disposal, and obviously not the criminals the Justice Secretary Ken Clarke is so keen to release, no matter how dangerous they may be.

The two policies seem incongruous, until you realise the plan is to turn the whole country into an open prison, where we can all be monitored and surveilled, which has the benefits of stifling dissent and enabling the state to prey upon us with a thousand petty tyrannies.

Embed a YouTube video? Get ready for felony charges

In the past, it wouldn't have been a big deal, but now the British government operate a policy of handing over anyone the US authorities, or more exactly the criminal scum who have seized control of the US authorities, desire, maybe I'll end up visiting the USA after all.

I'm referring to this story from Tech Dirt (hat tip: Max Keiser):
Senators Unconcerned About Massive Unintended Consequences Of Criminalizing People For Embedding YouTube Videos
This is really no surprise, but the same Senate Judiciary Committee that unanimously approved the PROTECT IP Act, despite worries from internet experts and major media about how it would break the internet, has now also unanimously approved the anti-internet streaming bill that makes it a felony to stream certain videos online -- potentially putting people in jail for embedding YouTube videos or just putting up YouTube lip synching videos.
What's really troubling here is that the media and plenty of concerned citizens have directly raised the issues about the unintended consequences of this law. And while Senators Amy Klobuchar, John Cornyn and Christopher Coons continue to insist that (of course) the law is not intended to be used against such people, they have made no move to fix the bill. Even supporters of this bill, who insisted that we were wrong about what the bill allowed, eventually conceded that our argument was accurate and that this bill could be used to put people in jail for embedding a YouTube video or doing a lip synch video.

And that's a huge, huge problem. Of course, no one thinks the bill is for that purpose directly or that it's going to be widely used for such purposes. However, the bill, as written, clearly allows law enforcement to charge people with a felony for that, assuming it meets a few other conditions. But those conditions are pretty minimal (ads on your page? you're in trouble...). The risk here of abuse is a serious risk, and it's incredibly troubling that Klobuchar, Cornyn and Coons failed to change or adapt the bill, and worse that the rest of the Senate Judiciary Committee allowed the bill to move forward in such a broken state. They were clearly made aware of problems with the bill, but directly chose not to make any changes. How do you explain that other than incompetence or corruption?
As Max says:
The MPAA and RIAA – the lobbying groups responsible for rewriting the Constitution to the detriment of artists and citizens – has erred on the side of extremism. Today, we are told that extremist ideologues plague our existence, and yet nothing is being done about the most extreme ideologues of all, the copyright cartel monopolists in the movie and music business.

Requiem pour un Coin...

Jump You Fucker Jump

Take it away, Dudley

Read on at the Wasps Nest and The Boiling Frog. Also Boris Johnson writes some sense in the Telegraph, and this is Serge Gainsbourg, from whom comes my stunning title pun.


Sunday, 19 June 2011

Shut up, Cameron

David Cameron obviously has some spare time on his hands, giving him the opportunity to lecture the nation on moral issues. Ostensibly it's a piece about fathers, which then allows him to slip in some guff about supporting families through the tax system (N.B. if Nick says it's okay).

Thus (as his Justice Minister is busy removing the stigma attached to raping women) we learn:
"It’s high time runaway dads were stigmatised, and the full force of shame was heaped upon them. They should be looked at like drink drivers, people who are beyond the pale. They need the message rammed home to them, from every part of our culture, that what they’re doing is wrong – that leaving single mothers, who do a heroic job against all odds, to fend for themselves simply isn’t acceptable."
Quite how this campaign of opprobrium is to be organised, I'm not sure. Of course, there are such men who, for no good reason, abandon their families, as there are no doubt heroic single mothers, but life's a little more of a rich tapestry than this monochrome image.

The breakdown in the institution of marriage has indeed a very negative effect on society. However all Cameron is doing is attacking the one politically-correct target available. He dare not say anything against the other tango partner, nor will he risk the wrath of the welfare state lobby, by stating some home-truths about how that has aided and abetted society's slide into the abyss.

Twisting language to justify theft

I'm not going to get into a detailed thing about the government's reported plans to raid private pensions, but one thing I will take issue with:
"Some Conservative MPs expect the axing of higher-rate relief to be merely the first stage in a more extensive and radical plan which would end up with all tax relief – including on contributions made by people paying the basic 20p rate of income tax – being abolished, saving £22 billion a year in total." (from the Telegraph)

Changing the tax laws in order to increase taxation can only be called saving if you believe that all our money belongs to the government in the first place, which I for one do not.

The unpalatable truth

Peter Schiff breaks down just how deep a hole we're all in - you could call it 'Economics In One Lesson'.

Hat tip: Tom Woods. The interview is raw footage from a documentary on the book 'Meltdown'.

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Paul Craig Roberts: from Republic to democracy to Caesar

Paul Craig Roberts talking to RT on current and future wars.

Hat tip: Infowars

Minimum wage laws cause unemployment: Fact

MP Philip Davies has got himself into bother with the establishment consensus, by making a point about the National Minimum Wage and how it is a barrier to some people getting a job. In the Newsnight clip chez Mark Wadsworth, you can see him beating a disorderly retreat in the face of the onslaught of rage that anyone would dare question the politically correct but economically incorrect consensus view.

The only way that minimum wage laws don't cause unemployment is if they are set lower than the market rate. As soon as they go above the market rate, they cause unemployment. Whether this is fair in neither here nor there. Fairness doesn't come into economic laws any more than it impacts the laws of physics.

Don't believe me? Okay, why don't we set them to £10 per hour? Or better yet £20 per hour? Do you not think that will cause immediate unemployment to a vast number of people currently working below that level? You may concede this point, and come back and say, 'yes, but no one's saying we should set it that high'. No, because even the most dunderheaded interventionism shills accept the truth. So, if you accept £20/hour is too high, how will we know what level they should be set at? What is the economic calculation that should be employed by the central economic planners? I'll wait a little while, as you rifle through your graphs and mathematical models ... give me a shout when you've got an answer, I'll be banging my head against that brick wall over there.

UPDATE: A commenter, Lee, pointed me to this clip from Peter Schiff, which gives a good example of the issue in question:

On the eve of destruction

Non-sequiturs abound in Nixon's infamous speech announcing the 'temporary' suspension of the gold backing for the dollar. This was the moment when the final barrier to world inflation was swept away.

John Stossel tries to school O'Reilly

Is O'Reilly really this ignorant? I'm referring to his (I believe) feigned lack of understanding of what Ron Paul said about Keynesian economics, but maybe he really doesn't know.

At the end O'Reilly makes a lot of a poll in which Ron Paul got 0%. I'm trying to find the story, I will update, once I've ransacked my memory as to where I saw it, but that poll was of 46 people, and indeed no one choose Ron Paul, but in all the other polls he did pretty well. For some reason, O'Reilly and elsewhere in the establishment media, used the 46 people poll and ignored the rest.

Ken Clarke saved Euro project claims Bilderberg pal

Ken Clarke, friend to the nation's rapists and top British Bilderberger (he's on the Steering Group) has been praised by eurocrat Jean-Claude Juncker for single-handedly saving the Euro project back in 1993. Apparently he got together with some of his chums and made sure the French didn't get their way over the Germans, who, as ever, were running a strict monetary regime and thus causing problems for their more crooked neighbours. According to the Graun:
The Luxembourger, who also chairs the eurogroup of the 17 countries in the single currency, appears convinced that the UK will eventually see the light.

"In the long-term thinking of the British, joining the euro is an issue," he contends. "The UK will introduce the euro. On the day that the British realise that the pound is a regional currency without any international influence, they will join."

Wakey wakey mother fucker! Turn on the television! Read a newspaper! Your stinking Euro project is going down in flames. LONG LIVE GREECE! LONG LIVE THE DRACHMA! As for the British joining, don't hold your breath, mate, or better still hold your breath and keep it held until we join, or until hell freezes over whichever comes first.

Ken Clarke does not represent the British, except British rapists of course.

Friday, 17 June 2011

Congress remembering its duty? Well, two members anyway

Dennis Kucinich and Rand Paul united against the Nobel Peace Prize winner Obama, and his unconstitutional war in Libya.

Keiser Report 155

I could do without the praise for FDR early on, but key information.

LinkUpdate: Here's Episode 156. The second half has an excellent interview with Lebanese economist Saifedean Ammous which is definitely worth watching.

Richard Murphy; almost correct

If you don't know, Richard Murphy of 'Tax Research UK' is a bit of a cult anti-hero (or an anagram thereof). Via Tim Worstall (who else?) I come across this piece: "All money is a confidence trick". You can probably guess the content, but here goes:

"The point is a simple one: this is about money required until confidence is restored, and it is confidence that is key. Because the reality is that confidence is all there is to money because it literally comes out of thin air".

He then goes on to give a reasonably accurate description of our fraudulent monetary system, the key elements being; government monopoly, central banking and fractional reserve banking, but with a couple of things missing, such as the realisation that this system is fraudulent and thus criminal and that it doesn't have to be this way.

The money system is the single most important economic issue. It is the cause of all the booms and the busts, it is the engine of inflation, it is the means by which the welfare/warfare state perpetuates itself, it is nothing but a counterfeiting racket run by the banksters and the statists, it is immoral, it is illegal, it is infernal, it is how the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. This last should bother Murphy.

As I commented (currently awaiting moderation) "free market money isn't created out of thin air, it's dug out of a mine". That doesn't of course deal with the issue in its entirety, but it may remind Murphy that it wasn't always like this, and by the look of Greece, not to say the whole world, it may well not be like this any more. The grand experiment of uncontrolled world inflation, driven by a wholly un-backed dollar is, it seems, coming to an end. That's right Murph, it's the Keynesian Long Run.

Ante up, Cameron (you gutless tosser)

Standard Mail fare here; foreign criminals, failed asylum-seekers and benefit tourists using the Human Rights Act to thwart deportation orders... but then we knew that, didn't we, Cameron?

Back in those halcyon days of opposition, the Tories vowed to chuck out the hated Criminal's Charter and replace it with a 'British Bill of Rights', but that was just a gimmick, of course. I guess we may be lucky they have abandoned the idea of a new Bill of Rights. With this crop of political hacks, it would probably have fastened as many chains upon us as those it removed, but there's no reason why the HRA cannot or shouldn't be consigned to the dustbin of legislative history - and 3,200 plus reasons why it should. Certainly Cam can blame his straightened circumstances, what with having to go into coalition and all that, but there's no reason to think he'd do it even with a majority. Never mind. Damian Green is going to hold a consultation. So that's alright then.

Defend Greece!

Lord Byron at the grave of Botsaris

Ὡς πότε παλικάρια, νὰ ζοῦμε στὰ στενά,
μονάχοι σὰ λεοντάρια, σταῖς ράχαις στὰ βουνά;
Σπηλιαῖς νὰ κατοικοῦμε, νὰ βλέπωμεν κλαδιά,
νὰ φεύγωμ᾿ ἀπ᾿ τὸν κόσμον, γιὰ τὴν πικρὴ σκλαβιά;
Νὰ χάνωμεν ἀδέλφια, πατρίδα καὶ γονεῖς,
τοὺς φίλους, τὰ παιδιά μας, κι ὅλους τοὺς συγγενεῖς;
Καλλιῶναι μίας ὥρας ἐλεύθερη ζωή,
παρὰ σαράντα χρόνοι, σκλαβιὰ καὶ φυλακή.

For how long, o brave young men, shall we live in fastnesses,
Alone, like lions, on the ridges in the mountains?
Shall we dwell in caves, looking out on branches,
Fleeing from the world on account of bitter serfdom?
Abandoning brothers, sisters, parents, homeland
Friends, children, and all of our kin?
Better one hour of free life,
Than forty years of slavery and prison.
Ρήγας Βελεστινλής-Φεραίος

Max Keiser: live from Greece (nearly)

Max Keiser reporting from Athens in the midst of tear gas, protestors, cops dressed up as anarchists, carpet-bagging asset strippers etc.

Part two; Part three

Hat tip: Infowars

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Tom Woods defends Ron Paul (again)

Good old Tom Woods. Now he's got a You Tube channel, and here's the resource page he refers to in the clip.

Economics, or what passes for it on Radio 4

Listening to the Today Programme on Radio 4 this morning, I was mildly enraged by a short piece by someone calling himself an economist, talking about economic bubbles and how mystifying they were. It seems no one has any idea what causes them. He noted some skull-jockey's explanation that it was something to do with testosterone on the trading floor ('animal spirits' as J M Keynes might have put it). Imagine my consternation, when on googling the bugger's name - Tim Harford - it transpires he's the holder of The Bastiat Prize for Economics.

How dare they take Bastiat's name and prostitute it for their lame pseudo-economists. I doubt they've ever read Bastiat, and this Harford fellow certainly hasn't read anyone influenced by Bastiat, for if he had, it wouldn't be such a mystery. Knowing very little about Harford, and I accept I may be judging him harshly, I'm just sick of these establishment courtiers. Below is a good example of the gulf between someone who understands economics - Peter Schiff - and someone who knows how to dissemble for the ruling class.

Tellingly in the clip, Laffer compares economic forecasting to forecasting the weather or the sex of an unborn baby, and he's certainly right with regards the economical quackery employed by the in-crowd, who scorn theory in favour of empiricism, but empiricism can only tell you what has happened, not what will happen, so naturally when they get it wrong, they shrug and say 'well, it's all guess-work'. I agree, but that being the case, what exactly is the point of these guys with their mathematical models and their fat pay-cheques, if we'll get as much sense from a ouija board?

Dancing with Mr J

I'm a bit slow with this one, I know. I heard the story but didn't check out the footage. The irony of arresting people for dancing, or in the first instance merely swaying, at the feet of the Jefferson Memorial is staggering. I wouldn't have been surprised if the statue had become animated and stomped those petty cops into the ground. As long as there are people like Adam Kokesh, there is hope that America will save itself. The best line from the interview goes to this comment, regarding the police:

"It's really just the bad apples that give the other 5% a bad name"

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Rothbard on the Rockefeller World Empire

I am in the midst of another volume by the great Murray Rothbard, this one being "Irrepressible Rothbard", a collection of his journalism from the last few years of his life. It is very enlightening to read recent history, not only does it show how we got to where we are, but also the underlying currents that drag us ever onwards to doom ... or redemption.

Here is a excerpt from an article entitled "Gang-stabbing the president", in which he comments on how, close to the 1992 presidential election, the neo-con media people and various other factions turned on Bush and started endorsing Slick Willy.
In addition to short-run venality, there are long-lived and crucially important interest groups who have great influence and power in American culture and American politics. These interest groups may have long-term ideologies, which while not “principles” in any conservative or libertarian sense, are based upon sophisticated views on how to further the long-term interests of themselves and their allies. The most important such interest group in American politics is, and has been for a half-century, the “Rockefeller World Empire,” that is, the corporate and financial Eastern Establishment headed, since World War II, by the Rockefeller interests and their allies. What the Rockefellers want should be no great surprise, embodied in the Rockefeller family member who almost became president of the United States: Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller. What the Rockefellers want is a world economic and therefore political government, run by themselves and their allies, a State-cartelized capitalism that will subsidize and privilege them, shored up by Keynesian inflationary programs of expanding consumer “purchasing power,” and particularly massive foreign aid to subsidize Rockefeller-oriented exports, as well as friendly bankers who bankroll both these export firms and the Third World governments who purchase their products. In addition, of course, an American foreign policy must fight for oil – for oil resources and investments, and regulate oil prices in accordance with Rockefeller guidelines. A particular dream is a “New World Order” run by the United States, in accordance with Rockefeller desires, as well as a World Reserve Bank that will inflate the world economy in a manner controlled by Rockefeller expertise. Domestically, the Rockefeller interests want an expanded welfare state, mobilized to be allied to their overall purposes.

All this is now called “enlightened” or “moderate” internationalism and devotion to the welfare state – all beloved by the intelligentsia, who are bought out by the largess of tax-exempt Rockefeller-allied foundations and organizations. What is less well-known is that this Big Business – Big Finance – Big Labor – Big Intellectuals and Media alliance has been going on for a long time: certainly since the New Deal. It is little known, for example, that such crucial New Deal statist “reforms” as the Social Security Act and the Wagner Act of the mid-1930s were put into place by a powerful and malevolent alliance of left-technocratic New Deal ideologues, and powerful Big Business leaders: notably John D. Rockefeller, Jr.’s Industrial Relations Counselors and its successors, and W. Averill Harriman’s Business Advisory Council of the Department of Commerce.

So the premier clue to American politics, especially since World War II, is to look to the Eastern Establishment headed by the Rockefellers. It is well known that since the Rockefeller-run Council of Foreign Relations (CFR) (peacefully taken over from Morgan control after World War II) had gotten too large and unwieldy, it was supplemented in 1973 by David Rockefeller’s new, small, elite, and tightly controlled Trilateral Commission. When Rockefeller Republican Gerry Ford came into danger from Ronald Reagan in 1976, however, the Rockefeller forces were ready with Trilat Jimmy Carter, an unknown when he announced his candidacy toward the end of 1975, and who was vaulted to the nomination by hosannahs from the Trilat-controlled Respectable Media, ignited by the much-sought-after cover of Time magazine, edited by founding Trilat member Hedley W. Donovan.

The Carter administration was a remarkable phenomenon: for the entire Cabinet and sub-Cabinet, 26 members in all, from Carter and Vice President Mondale on down, were all Trilat members. It was an incredible takeover, especially when we consider that there were only 117 American members of the Trilateral Commission all told.

Americans have been conditioned by the glitz and circus and by corrupt Establishment political scientists to believe in the vital importance of political parties, and to analyze politics and governance on that basis. The loss of importance of political parties nowadays is generally conceded, but what Americans don’t realize is that parties have not been important in determining ideologies or issues since the nineteenth century.

We can rest assured that the power elite, the crucial special interest groups we have been analyzing, have no sentimental attachment to party labels. Republican? Democrat? Who cares, so long as they are under control by the “right” people. “What’s good for the ______ is the overriding consideration, and you can fill in the blank with any one of these power elite groups. (The most glaring example was the 1924 presidential election, when both President Calvin Coolidge and Democrat candidate John W. Davis, Jr. were personal friends, close buddies, and associates of J.P. Morgan, Jr., head of the powerful “House of Morgan.” Morgan, who, in this embarrassment of riches chose Coolidge, was delighted but not embarrassed by the situation.)

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Andrew Withers is a [fill in the blank]

What can I say about the one-time leader of the Libertarian Party (UK) Andrew 'Hamster' Withers, bearing in mind his propensity to threaten legal action against all and sundry? I wouldn't want to libel him, nor would I want to state things that I don't know to be true, so I will refrain from drawing final conclusions.

Ever since Anna Raccoon's rocket up his arse, he has been laying very low. His websites are all offline to outsiders now, and Ian Parker Joseph has taken on the - presumably - unpaid role of media mouthpiece for his chum.

What is clear, is that in his capacity as leader of the party, he has acted in an appalling way. He has made no real attempt to rebut the accusations, or put his side of the story, and rather than do the decent thing and stand down, no matter what the truth of the matters under review, he has rather sought to destroy the party, to break it, so if he can't have it, no one can have it.

How to explain such behaviour? It indicates his utter contempt for ordinary members of the party. Also he has, as far as I am aware, obstinately tried to hang on to the party accounts. Why would he take this action? Even if he had nothing to hide, his behaviour suggests that he does indeed have something to hide.

Basically, in Anglo-Saxon, he's acted like a total cunt, and every party member has every reason to revile him for dragging the party down and refusing to explain himself, and Ian Parker Joseph shares his ignominy, for launching a pathetic smear against another party member who dared to question the Wither'd one, and accusing those who have tried to rescue the party.

Whatever the future for the party, or whatever phoenix rises from its ashes if Withers and his crew get their way, we will at least have the satisfaction of being rid of them.

Me and the BBFC...

Much as I am a card-carrying libertarian, I cannot for a moment fake any outrage that the BBFC has refused a classification to 'Human Centipede II'. I will leave aside any issue around their existence and funding. I don't know whether they are right in their view, as I haven't seen the film, nor would I wish to, whether classified or not, and I have no sympathy for anyone deprived of seeing it, as I think there must be something fucked up in your head if you want to see this film, and certainly not for the director, who will probably make a pile more money due to the publicity.

I actually like horror movies, of a certain type. What I rarely appreciate is smart-arsed fuck-wits playing the artist card to justify this kind of loathsome rankness.

Friday, 10 June 2011

Bilderberg scum meeting again

Inside the Bilderberg Meeting - an artist's impression

I know this, because the BBC is running its periodic hit-piece on conspiracists, or why people keep asking their masters impertinent questions? Entitled: Bilderberg mystery: why do people believe in cabals? it starts thus:
Ordinary people can only guess at the goings-on at the meetings of the secretive Bilderberg Group, which is bringing together the world's financial and political elite this week. Conspiracy theories abound as to what is discussed and who is there. Why, asks Tom de Castella?
Ordinary people, huh? Certainly if we rely on the BBC to inform us, we can only guess. That's because the BBC has never lifted a finger to do its job and actually report. Not even a camera man to film the limos arriving, let alone trying to find out what is being discussed, and, as the article explains, if you dare to wonder you will be dismissed as a jew-hating nutter.

So much for the BBC. Happily we are no longer so reliant on gate-keepers like Orwell's Ministry of Truth, as there are news-gathering organisations who are prepared to put boots on the ground in search of a story.

Charlie Skelton is there again, which will make this his third year in a row. The change in perspective of Skelton has been something to warm the heart of truth-seekers. Three years ago he turned up in Greece, expecting to enjoy himself and have a laugh at the expense of the tinfoil hat brigade, but his rapid descent into a police-state-nightmare, being arrested more than once, being followed everywhere etc woke him up that something sinister lies at the heart of Bilderberg.

As ever, the question for the scoffers is this: please explain why a secret meeting involving the people listed here is not newsworthy, and not only not newsworthy, but so incredibly un-newsworthy that only crazy people would want to know what is going on?

Monday, 6 June 2011

Who is this?

The answer is Elizabeth Bromley Brown, wife of the artist Ford Maddox Brown, whose series of grand paintings depicting moments from the history of Manchester I have just been marvelling over.

Friday, 3 June 2011

Tom Woods on nullification

I haven't watched all of this yet, but hey, it's Tom Woods, it's gonna be great. Here's Tom talking about it.

Who is Janusz Lewandowski?

No idea, huh? Me neither, until I read this article in the Telegraph - £3 billion a year in 'stealth taxes' to be levied on Britain. Apparently he's a commissar in the Brussels Federastic Cabal, AKA the hated EU.

Janusz Lewandowski (above), the European budget commissioner, wants tax raising powers to shift EU funding from national government transfers to EU-wide taxation on energy, travel or banking.

"I have as an objective a future budget being fed two thirds, 66 per cent by member state contributions, and own resources, one third, or 33 per cent," he told The Daily Telegraph.

"We want to make it less politicised."

Less politicised? What does he mean? Well, he wants to take the issue out of the hands of politicians because, even though the current crop are corrupt and servile wretches, they are still in theory subject to pressure from the pitchfork-wielding peasants (that's us, folks). Therefore, to make it less politicised is to elevate it out of the realm where democratically-accountable politicians can have a say. Continuing, we come to this:

"I think EU member states would kiss our feet if we could cut their contributions and costs to national budgets at the same time," said a European source.
It's kind of hard to put into words my reaction to this. It seems to sum up so much of how the Brussels Federasty see the infernal project. They sit at the top. Our elected politicians fawn upon them, kissing their feet, and somewhere far, far away the enslaved masses toil under a hot sun to provide the fruits for their table.

Everyone happy with that?

Calling all federasts

Unlikely I know, but are there any pro-EU people out there who would like to justify this:
"The study also showed the continued lack of transparency in how the commission spends its money. More than €42m of transfers to "natural persons" – individuals, whose names the commission keeps private – were found between 2007 and 2009, though these had fallen from €27m in 2008 to just over €1m in 2009.

However, a further €381m was spent on "confidential" activities, which the commission refuses to disclose for security reasons. The degree of confidential spending in 2009 was more than double its 2007 level, at €221m."

From the Guardian story - 'Exposed: EU chief's private jet, plush hotel and cocktail bill', which reports on the Bureau of Investigative Journalism's efforts to shed light on the monstrous swill troughing by the Brussels commissars.

Licence to kill

Back in January Judge Andrew Napolitano asked how many more innocent people would be gunned down in their own homes by rampaging cops prosecuting 'the war on drugs' before this madness would stop?

Judge Andrew Napolitano talks to Radley Balko of Reason Magazine

The answer is, sadly, plenty more, including ex-marine Jose Guerena, shot 60 times by a SWAT team in Pima County, Arizona.

The debate on drugs has reared its head over here in the last few days, thanks to an advert placed by various famous people, calling for the repeal of these nonsensical and destructive laws. Thankfully, however, no matter how bad our drug laws are, we have not sunk to such depths as America, which seems to have transformed into a version of the kind of tinpot dictatorships they used to prop up down below the Rio Grande.

Hat tip: Lew Rockwell's interview with William Norman Grigg.

The Daily Moss

There's nothing and no one the Daily Mail likes better than Kate Moss or, to be precise, slagging off Kate Moss, wagging that hypocritical finger and sneering at every wrinkle its paparazzi can snap. Today's article is a choice example, cataloguing the model from teenager to now, in order to show how all that hard-living has taken its toll. Since half the photos were taken as she was leaving various parties or at the airport after a long flight, it's hardly surprising if some of them show her worse for wear. Even so, she usually looks okay, and the final line about how she's almost unrecognisable is ridiculous. A series of photos of anyone over this same period of their life will show - shock! horror! - the signs of aging. So what?

Kate may well have spent the last twenty years living it up. I don't see why I should begrudge her that, and I am sure that working in a factory or an office for twenty years is worse for your youthful looks than the life of a super-model, cocaine-fuelled partying being no doubt compensated by lounging around at £5 grand-a-night resorts.

I've always had a soft spot for Kate. For one reason because she's a South London girl. For another, she's never seemed to give a flying fuck what the Daily Mail says, and quite right too.

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Hear hear

"The public are sick to the back teeth of the human rights of criminals being put before the rights of decent law-abiding people, victims and taxpayers. The whole point of being in prison is that your liberties are taken away from you. What's the point of locking people up if this pseudo-court, with the help of Ken Clarke, is going to give them all their rights back?"

Philip Davies MP