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ATW QOTD

By Pete Moore On November 23rd, 2017 at 7:25 pm

“It is true, whether we like it or not: children are best brought up by their genetic mum and dad, who are married, not merely cohabiting. They are the ones who have the best outcomes. No matter how inconvenient this fact might be as regards our wish to have sexual intercourse with as many people as is humanly possible, it is still nonetheless a fact.

And we should not ignore it simply because it cramps our style a little and does not give us the non-judgmental freedom we crave. It is one of the few areas where science agrees with the church.”

– Rod Liddle

It seems that The Times is pushing for divorce to become even easier, as if that were even possible. Apparently divorce laws are “out of date”, that nonsensical phrase which means nothing. On the contrary, divorce ought to be made much more difficult. Liddle’s powerful piece outlines the severe damage done by liberal divorce regimes to children, and the inevitable social and economic disaster which follows.

Make Marriage Great Again.

REVEALED: THE MIDDLE CLASS CONCERN FOR IMMIGRATION

By Pete Moore On November 23rd, 2017 at 6:54 pm

“Research on immigration and house prices has found that immigrants raise metropolitan area house price levels, but lower them in immigrant destination neighbourhoods.

In this paper we find that this latter result is not globally true. Rather neighbourhood house prices can respond positively to immigrant volumes, at least for the subset of immigrants studied here, which are those who come with wealth.”

https://open.library.ubc.ca/cIRcle/collections/facultyresearchandpublications/52383/items/1.0357371

Yep, sounds about right (and yes, I am qualified to say so). Translated into BBC/Guardian patois, it means that the proles must welcome being the only native in the neighbourhood, and the suppression of their house values, so the nice Guardian readers in the posh areas can benefit from higher property values. They are racists if they disagree.

‘Drive your tank down Lincoln’s roads? Have you gone mad?’

By Mike Cunningham On November 23rd, 2017 at 12:12 pm

At Cambrai, on November 20th, 1917, the history of warfare was changed forever. Tanks had been tried before in battle, but they foundered amidst the mud and blasted ground, of the Somme and Passchendaele. They succeeded in breaking through in certain attacks; but always in small numbers. Over three hundred tanks, the very first armoured tracked vehicles capable of traversing rough ground were used in a successful penetration of the Hindenburg Line when the ‘Landships’ rolled, slowly but steadily, across the trenches and the colossal rows of barbed wire. British forces amazingly won five miles of territory, and were within reach of Cambrai itself, breaking the railhead: but a coincidental reinforcement of German divisions taking place at the same time as the battle; complete lack of British planning, badly placed reinforcements, and a complete lack of British-arranged defensive positions led to the eventual reverse to the original battle boundaries. History was made, and, with better planning, far better preparations; further tank battle attacks were successful, and proved the true ‘beginning of the end’ for the German Empire.

Guy Martin, the motorbike champion and tv record-breaker, was determined to make another sort of history, and recreate a WW1 tank to take part in the Centenary Remembrance of Cambrai, in the City where the tank was born, and where many were actually manufactured. He was determined to build a ‘Deborah 2’ tank, and, gaining financial help from JCB, the construction machinery giant as well as Channel Four, decided to proceed. The manufacturing drawings to help create a twenty ton mobile colossus, were, amazingly and perhaps strikingly, obtained through the work of a German modeller, who had produced computer-designed plans for the complete British tank. These drawings were given to JCB, who transferred them through updated software to finalised machine drawings, and the whole main body of the tank was produced in a matter of weeks. Further help was gained from a Lincolnshire machinery company, and the Tank Museum. The engineering excellence, displayed during the documentary, showed the true genius and inventiveness of the originators of the ‘LandShips’, as Churchill had christened them.

He had gained approval from Lincoln’s City council for his tank to drive down the main streets as part of the Remembrance Day ceremony; but, as ever, some small-minded ******* decided to overrule the Council’s decision on, what else, ‘Health and Safety reasons’, and Guy’s tank, then nearly completed; was banned from the November 20th parade.

I watched that documentary, and saw that armoured monster as it moved out along the very track that; exactly one hundred years ago; the first tanks took as they swayed, machine guns spitting death, moving forwards and crossing the death traps of forested barbed wire and trenches as though they did not exist. The tank crew, which included Guy and a Royal Tank Corps officer, stood silently, silhouetted against the cloudless sky, as the Last Post was sounded, with maybe twenty local onlookers as an audience. Somehow, despite the emptiness of that, now long-forgotten battlefield, that ‘Salute to the Fallen’ made more of an impact than maybe the aborted trip to the tank’s birthplace could ever have; partly because, at Cambrai, those heroes, along with the machinery which changed Warfare’s history were REMEMBERED!

THEY STILL THINK THEY’RE THE GOOD GUYS

By Pete Moore On November 22nd, 2017 at 10:02 pm

ABC’s “Chief Political Analyst” explains why Leftists run defence for Left Wing rapists and sexual abusers –

The troubling signs of Left-wing Censorship

By Mike Cunningham On November 22nd, 2017 at 2:55 pm

I watched and listened with concern to David’s video broadcast, and, more and more, am convinced that not only he is right, but the vision of an autocratic ideal that only one view should be sustained is getting ever clearer.

Fact. Google, a private company, one of the world’s largest and most influential within the wider digital world; owns YouTube. They can, and have done in the past, regulate the views of the millions of video postings with, maybe, too light a hand. But, the imposition of almost censorship by stealth is easily available because of the failure of too little regulation in the past. Because of the calls for removal of videos depicting and glorifying jihadi violence, or sexual abuse of children; the Google controllers have flip-flopped into a situation whereby they now consider that they have the right, and indeed the authority, to block, censor and remove search results and postings which are antithetical to THEIR viewpoints. The Google ‘groupthink’ was best illustrated when a Google staffer posted a mild rebuke to the total Left-wards ‘diversity’ ideal extant within this uber-Liberal Company: he was fired within hours.

I am not a Tweeter, I don’t know how the various bits meld together, but if David, an avid Tweeter, states that Twitter is proposing to send ‘bots’ which will search out your blogging and search history to check if your views are opposite to the central stream, and this search would then determine if you remain on Twitter or if your presence in the listings is modified; I believe him when he states that this is yet another threat to the very concept of free speech. I wonder what would have happened if Prez. Trump had not won the election? Would he still have a Twitter account? Somehow, I doubt it.

I believe that this attempt to stifle ANY debate, ANY viewpoint which opposes the views of the Left, ANY sharing of ideas which are, because they are in opposition to the bog-standard Left-wing viewpoint (with heavy emphasis on the bog); is the beginning of the Left’s attempts to stifle all debate from their opponents: and should be fought against by all freedom-minded people. All; Left- as well as Right-Wing; on the simple reasoning that speaks with one voice, asking: “who the hell are you to decide what I should write, or read, or watch, or discuss?”.

Part of the problem stems from the labelling of any opinion which dissents from the ‘ruling liberal or left-wing viewpoint as ‘Far-Right’. This label sticks like shit on a blanket, no matter how ridiculous the classification may be. When an individual or a group is labelled ‘Far-right’, immediately they are classified as classmates of Mussolini or Hitler, and from that second on they have to fight to overcome that classification as well as attempting to state their own viewpoints. If a group of Polish patriots decide to gather and protest against the dead hand of the EU pressing ever harder on their own Government and Democratic institutions and decrees, they are grouped and catalogued by the MSM as ‘Far right’, when in fact these people know and remember only too well the actual happenings of the real Fascists, the real ‘Far-right’, who came alongside the panzer regiments, the goose-stepping divisions; and the oh-so-friendly Einsatzgruppen squads. It is that cataloguing which the Left routinely slams onto all its opposition, whether even remotely justified or not, which seems to be the source of this latest attempt to muzzle debate, opinion or idea;, and it is that cataloguing which must be argued and resisted all the way along the line.

One of Northern Ireland’s well-known and respected commentators, David used to appear on the BBC Northern Irish broadcasts, irregularly it is true, but he was given some time; usually outnumbered two-, three-, or four-to-one, but he was given airtime; but that ceased; he was, in fact, censored for not toeing the Beeb party line: so he went to RT, who happily gave him air-time to debate with his opponents; which is all that he desired: to argue, up front, with opponents of his ideals and his beliefs: a strange dichotomy where a proponent of all things democratic is given air-time by a broadcaster who has strong links to the Kremlin; as opposed to the British State Broadcaster which has muzzled our David because of his views and beliefs.

Complain? To whom do you address your complaints; when such actions are either ignored completely, or shuttled through a seemingly impenetrable maze of administrative offices, committees and admin. personnel; such that when you receive a reply, if ever; you have forgotten what the question was?

My honest conclusion? Hasten the day when David and his mates push out their new channel, which will welcome everyone who accepts that honest debate, without name-tags or scurrilous labels; has an almost sacred place in our world.

 

OH

By Pete Moore On November 21st, 2017 at 9:26 pm

TWITTER VERSUS FREE SPEECH…

By David Vance On November 21st, 2017 at 9:10 pm

MUGABE GONE

By Pete Moore On November 21st, 2017 at 6:02 pm

Resigns

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has resigned, parliament speaker Jacob Mudenda has said […]

Lawmakers roared in jubilation and people have begun celebrating in the streets.

Robert Mugabe wasn’t hanged like Saddam Hussein or shot like Nicolae Ceausescu. Being allowed to resign is better than he deserves. You can understand Zim relief, but jubilation might be a touch premature. One Emmerson Mnangagwa has been tipped as successor. He was Mugabe’s right-hand man for half a century and is noted for his violence and corruption. I suspect that Mugabe going is more about Zanu PF internal politics than anything else, and Zanu PF has no intention of letting anyone else govern.

What’s interesting is how quickly support and compliance can drain away, even for feared tyrants. The cracks appear, get bigger, and once the fear has gone even these monsters are revealed to be just small men. Mugabe was untouchable for 37 years until he had no friends and no-one left to fear him.

You Talkin’ To Me?

By Mahons On November 21st, 2017 at 1:05 pm

The argument over the status of the Irish Language in Northern Ireland is one of those absurd symbolic things that keep those who profit from the divide in business.  Does Gerry Adams say “pass the sugar” in Gaelic when he is home?  Would the unionist world collapse if a sign read Failte in addition to Welcome?

As the more dominant figures, Adams included, recede from the scene, the less iconic replacements seem unable or unwilling to sway their side to reasonable compromise that allows for boring yet critical governance.  While no sane person wants a return to violence, violence breeds on stalemates and lethargy.

I love the Irish language.  Others detest it because they detest who supports it.  Still others support it because of who detests it.  In my opinion it shouldn’t be an obstacle to cooperation on other far more important issues.  Your thoughts?

Hell gets one of it’s Demons Back.

By Patrick Van Roy On November 20th, 2017 at 10:58 pm

The Demon finally died. After the “enlightened” of California gave him a Pass he has finally stopped breathing Air he had long ago lost the right to breath.

Look into the eyes of Evil.