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A true panorama

By Mike Cunningham On November 26th, 2014 at 12:21 pm

Once in a while, when I view my world in a rosy light, and consider what my life and my world has given me, instead of what I have lost, I take the time to glance out my front door; and view the true glories which could not have been captured by a Constable, or a Canaletto, because those views last all too briefly.

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I balance the positives and the true treasures of my own life, which can be catalogued as three strong, intelligent, successful and vibrant adult kids, along with the added bonus of three noisy grandsons; against the negatives, of which I have written previously.

I hope, when the time comes for remembrance, and for long after, my sons and daughter will speak of me kindly, remembering my awful jokes in between reminiscence  of a man, and a father, who did his best.

 

Close but no cigar…

By Mahons On November 25th, 2014 at 11:28 pm

The shooting of Michael Brown has resulted in a Grand Jury refusing to indict the police officer in question in Ferguson yesterday. There should be an acknowledgment of the rule of law and respect for the work of the Grand jury members. Violent protest and riot in reaction to the finding should rightly be condemned.
Brown does not appear to be a Rosa Parks figure, and it was outrageous for the White House to allow representatives to attend his funeral. The pile on by the media and various race hustlers should likewise be condemned.
But the officer being found to not have acted criminally is not the same as him acting correctly. I am not certain that he did, Brown was unarmed, and alternative steps perhaps should have been considered. We have to carefully review all such encounters and be guided by what is right.

FEED THE WORLD OR FEED THE EGO?

By David Vance On November 25th, 2014 at 9:47 pm

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Seen this?

Irish star Sinead O’Connor has hit back at those who have questioned the integrity of the new version of Do They Know It’s Christmas? – which aims to raise millions of pounds to help fight the ebola crisis in West Africa.

Celebrities such as Lily Allen and Emile Sande – who was one of the performers on the single – were joined by MPs and charities in a backlash against the latest Band Aid single, claiming it ‘patronises’ Africa.

Some say the lyrics are outdated and perpetuate negative stereotypes of African countries which could harm their world image.

Well, does it patronise Africa?

Of course it does. It did that 30 years ago and it works on the theory that if you throw enough ££££ against the problem you will solve it. That is where the REAL problem lies because the fact is that it doesn’t solve it. If people in West Africa refrained from eating fruit bats that might be a start, as you can read here.

I do not doubt that Geldof, O’Connor and the rest have good intentions but there is a lamentable lack of logic to it all. I also fear there IS some degree of egomania and career building involved.

BLACK FRIDAY ON TUESDAY….

By David Vance On November 25th, 2014 at 9:32 pm

Well then, as Troll has pointed pout below, the savages came out to play today. They burned, the pillaged, they terrorised and all because the Ferguson Grand Jury did not give them the result they wanted.  I found this a sober analysis of why the verdict was the RIGHT one.

Even if many of your grievances are legitimate, “justice” doesn’t exist to soothe your anger. In the end, there wasn’t probable cause to file charges against Wilson. And after all the intense coverage and build-up the predictable happened. Even taking a cursory look at the grand jury evidence, the details of Brown’s death were far more complex than what we heard when the incident first broke over the summer. Lawyers will, no doubt, analyze every morsel of evidence in the coming days. But if Wilson’s testimony is corroborated by forensic evidence, and much of it seems to be, it seems unlikely that any jury would be able to convict him.

That doesn’t mean that many of black America’s concerns about these kinds of incidents aren’t genuine. It doesn’t mean that police departments like the one in Ferguson aren’t a major problem. It only means that this incident should be judged on the evidence, not the politics or the past or what goes on elsewhere.

Those thugs that have caused devastation do nothing to help any real concerns black people may have. In fact ALL they do is confirm the suspicions of others that some were looking for an excuse to riot and destroy their own community. It’s a sad epitaph for Michael Brown. At the end of the day no one delights in the death of any young person but to try and turn him into a hero is wrong.  I note that his Step Father distinguished himself earlier by saying “Burn the bitch down” as regards Ferguson. I feel sorry for any family with that sort of man in an instructional role.

I am sure US readers will have seen plenty of shocking images of what has gone down today and I will not post them here (although I have posted some on my Twitter feed for those wanting to look) but there IS no excuse for what has happened and whilst we can try to place the blame in many areas the fact is that every rioting thug has besmirched the memory of Michael Brown, such as it was.

BASTARDS….

By David Vance On November 25th, 2014 at 9:22 pm

The leader of the IRA has spoken and called unionists “bastards” before adding he wanted to “break them”. This has caused a bit of furore and so Saint Gerry has said he is sorry for any offence caused.  This happened at a meeting in Enniskillen last night – ironically a place where his IRA broke quite a few other unionists as they stood at the Cenotaph in 1987.

During the meeting, Mr Adams said he was often asked by republicans “what’s the point?” “They weren’t blaming Sinn Féin – in fact they were making the point that Sinn Féin were doing their best,” he said. “But what’s the point? The point is to actually break these bastards – that’s the point. And what’s going to break them is equality. That’s what’s going to break them – equality.”

Adams has now declared he did not really mean unionists as such, just “bigots”.

To be honest, I feel quite pleased to be called a bastard by this lying terrorist godfather. His IRA broke so many innocent people, caused so much pain and hurt, so many empty chairs at the table. I care nothing for anything he ever says.

FACEBOOK TO BLAME FOR FUSILIER RIGBY’S MURDER

By Pete Moore On November 25th, 2014 at 8:10 pm

But of course.

Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee has investigated, deliberated upon and now issued its report into the killing of Fusilier Lee Rigby. It’s Facebook’s fault for not stopping it.

Despite government allowing two Nigerian bums into the country, despite MI5 knowing all about them, despite MI5 being so interested that they tried to recruit one of them, despite the killers featuring in seven intelligence reports prior to the murder, it’s all the fault of a bunch of geeks running a website, from the other side of the world, on which millions of words are posted every day, for not picking up on one comment months earlier.

How fortunate then that tomorrow, of all days, the government will announce how it will force websites and ISPs into becoming arms of the intelligence agencies.

Ferguson Burns

By The Troll On November 25th, 2014 at 12:08 pm

For more than three months, the grand jury — made up of seven men and five women, nine white and three black — heard evidence into the shooting. They met 25 times and heard from 60 witnesses. They considered charges ranging from first-degree murder to involuntary manslaughter. In a criminal trial, jurors must decide a crime has been committed beyond a reasonable doubt. But here, those jurors needed only to feel there was probable cause that Wilson had committed a crime.

mbrown1114The details are simple.  Two men matching the description of a strong arm robbery were walking down the middle of the street not far from the robbery.  (The call about the robbery, with description had gone out. Information the Justice Dept wanted withheld).  When the men were asked to stop they refused.  The Cop blocked their path with his car. As the officer went to open his door Brown kicked it back shut and leaned into the car window.

Brown started punching the Cop who reached for his gun, Brown also grabbed the officers gun and said “You’re too much of a pussy to shoot me.” . Well he got shot as they struggled for the weapon, and the bullet went through his hand. At that point Brown got enraged and continued pummeling the officer a second shot was fired and hit nothing. At this point Brown started to flee with Officer Wilson in pursuit.

After a few yards Brown stopped and turned back towards officer Wilson:

Brown “has his arms out with attitude,” while “The cop just stood there.” The witness added, “Dang if that kid didn’t start running right at the cop like a football player. Head down.”

The witness told of hearing “3 bangs,” but “the big kid wouldn’t stop.”

The witness’s account of the unarmed Brown charging Wilson–even after he had been shot in the hand during a struggle at the cop’s patrol car–supports the officer’s contention that he fired a series of shots as Brown bore down on him.

And was corroborated by multiple witnesses.

There are animals that walk our streets. Brown was one of them.  This man beat a store clerk senseless as he stole a box of cigars, and then tried doing the same to the Cop that stopped him. It was a simple case until  President Obama and our Racist Attorney General Eric Holder stepped in and threw gasoline on the fire. They accused the Officer of acting wrong, they sent 3 representatives to this animals funeral, they encouraged the rioters/protestors, Obama telling them “to stay the course”.

All the looting, destruction, and violence is directly the fault of the President and the Attorney General.  This is the change Obama has brought to America.

HOME SECRETARY: IMMIGRATION HAS BEEN A CATASTROPHE FOR BRITAIN

By Pete Moore On November 24th, 2014 at 8:06 pm

Theresa May didn’t quite use those very words today, but that’s the implication of what she did say. Introducing yet another counter-terrorism bill, she said that “the time is right” for enhanced security measures. Because it’s been so long since the last new measures, presumably.

She thinks that we face a terror threat “perhaps greater than it has ever been”, greater than that ever posed by the IRA, and she said that 40 planned terror attacks had been foiled since the 7 July bombings in London in 2005.

Government always lies of course, but let’s take her at her word.

Her words mean that 13 years of incessant war, described by each PM since 2001 as essential for making and keeping Britain safe, was all for nought, a total failure, because the terror threat is greater than ever.

They mean that the numerous counter-terror laws enacted since 2001, specifically to make and keep Britain safe though of course severely curtailing liberties for Britons, are inadequate.

They also mean that Islamic immigration into Britain has been a total catastrophe for Britons. The Home Secretary would never say so of course, because she doesn’t have the sliver of self-respect and honesty neccesary, but this is the inescapable conclusion of her announcement.

She’s happy to work in government led by a PM who thinks natural conservatives are “fruitcakes, loonies and racists”. But if Britain had been governed by fruitcakes loonies and racists for the last few decades, instead of an unbroken succession of governments wholly in thrall to cultural Marxism and mass alien immigration, we wouldn’t be under this apparent great threat, from the very immigrants her type has allowed in to our country.

We don’t need wars and laws. We need an apology from the political establishment to fruitcakes, loonies and racists everywhere.

Fluck knew; but Fluck was Fl*cking(TM) wrong

By Mike Cunningham On November 24th, 2014 at 6:26 pm

Way back in March this year, the Law Society, an outfit which should have known better, issued ‘guidance notes’ on certain ways of writing wills so as to ensure compliance both with the shithole Sharia Law ideals, as well as British Common Law. The uproar which was unleashed on this august body, and its super-diversity-oriented leader, Nicholas Fluck, was sudden, overwhelming, and well-orchestrated.

Mr Fluck, in an attempt to explain away the crazy idea that Sharia Law is compatible with English Law, issued the following:-

“Our practice note focuses on how to do that [distribute assets in accordance with Sharia], where it is allowed under English law. The law of England and Wales will give effect to wishes clearly expressed in a valid will in so far as those wishes are compliant with the law of England. The issue is no more complicated than that.”

A comment upon Mr. Fluck’s advice stated:- “I don’t think (please correct me if I’m wrong) that the LSS have denied the existence of freedom of disposition under English law. That is not the issue here. The issue is whether it is appropriate for a regulatory body in a supposedly secular society that respects diversity to issue guidance on how to comply with a body of rules/beliefs which many argue, and which at least objectively appear to be, fundamentally discriminatory.

Fast forward to today, and the Law Society withdrew all the guidelines which advised High Street solicitors on how to write Islamic wills in a way that would be recognised by courts in England and Wales; they also apologised.

So Fluck’s Law is now no more, and all those Flucking(TM) Muslim lawyers, whom were so grateful for the Law Society’s presumed acceptance of the totally-discriminatory and disgraceful Sharia Law, are so terribly disappointed. Sharia might be alright for the Ragheads, but is definitely not suitable for the English.

 

CAN WE HAVE LESS, PLEASE?

By David Vance On November 24th, 2014 at 3:17 pm

Northern Ireland receives around 30% more in public spending per capita than does England. We all receive circa £2254 more than anyone living in England. This means that public sector spending accounts for around 77% of GDP – making our economy well and truly Sovietised. This a consequence of something called the “Barnett Formula” – named after the Labour politician who came up with it during the 1970’s! Lord Barnett came to oppose his own formula before he passed away recently.

I will be on the BBC Nolan Show tomorrow discussing WHY Northern Ireland has to learn to live with LESS State subsidy and with a SMALLER public sector. No politician here will agree with me but that is because they ALL approve of dependency. It’s NOT just Northern Ireland which consumes so much more public spending than England – Scotland and Wales are almost as bad but not quite. We can’t keep making ourselves out to be a special case because of the “Troubles” and whilst I hear a lot on other fronts about the need to “move on” it seems this is one area no one wants to leave behind. Well, my view is we need to accept that a more fair calculation and distribution of public funds is put in place and that MUST mean less! Less is more in line with what we need if our economy is to re-balance and prosper.