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ATW FRIDAY NIGHT JUKEBOX

By Pete Moore On May 29th, 2015 at 7:33 pm

BECAUSE Friday night is Music Night: What did she wear?

Goodness I’ve been looking forward to this weekend, dear reader. It’s a jolly big one for me, taking in the two set piece sporting occasions tomorrow. I’ll be at Twickenham, Rugby HQ, first for the Bath vs Saracens Premiership finale. I hope Bath do the business. Their attacking rugby deserves success.

Assuming the rugby gods give us a result at 80 minutes, that’ll give me around 90 minutes to get from Twickenham to Wembley (Wem-ber-lee!) for the FA Cup Final between the famous Arsenal and Aston Villa. I know, London Transport, I’m asking for trouble, but I’ll be there, for Arsenal’s record 19th FA Cup Final. I’ve been to every one since my dad took me to the 1978 final. I’ve seen us win the cup a few times and I’ve come away gutted, but when your team’s in the blood painful days make the good ones sweeter. We’re the favourites with the bookies, and understandably so because we’re a better team than the Villa. But a one-off cup game is a 50/50 one and I have the feeling it’ll be tight.

So let’s have some of Kentucky’s finest with what I think is a pretty good rock n roll song. As always, feel free to share your likes and what you’ve heard.

Up the Gunners!

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UN DEATH PANELS?

By David Vance On May 29th, 2015 at 12:54 pm

Seen this?

The NHS will be forced to discriminate against the over 70s to meet ‘highly unethical’ UN health targets which seek to reduce premature deaths in younger people, senior medics have warned.

Under the proposed Sustainable Development Goals, UN member states must cut the number of deaths from diseases like cancer, stroke, diabetes and dementia by one third by 2030.  However because many are age-related illnesses people who succumb to those diseases from the age of 70 are not deemed to have died prematurely and so are not included in the target.  In an open letter published in The Lancet, an international group of ageing specialists say the new guideline sends out the message that health provision for younger groups must be prioritised at the expense of older people.

I’m wondering why the UN is interfering in our Health Care in the first place? I’m with this Professor..

Prof Peter Lloyd-Sherlock, professor of social policy and international development at the University of East Anglia, and lead author of the letter, said: “This premature mortality target is highly unethical, since it unjustifiably discriminates against older people.  “We already know that there is age discrimination in cancer care and surgery and these targets give that the stamp of approval.  “The targets are not quite set in stone yet, so we have a final opportunity to impress upon the UN the need to alter this explicitly ageist health target.  “If this doesn’t happen, people aged 70 and over will become second-class citizens as far as health policy is concerned.”

BELGIUMS DON’T DO IRONY

By David Vance On May 29th, 2015 at 12:47 pm

I was reading that Belgium’s Health Minister, Maggie de Block, is launching an ‘anti-obesity programme for Belgian schoolchildren’. You could not make it up.

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GOING UNDERGROUND…?

By David Vance On May 29th, 2015 at 12:45 pm

It’s speak volumes that free speech cannot adorn the walls of the Washington DC Metro

A controversial plan to display a cartoon of the Prophet Mohamed as an advertisement on the Washington DC Metro system has been blocked by transport officials. The cartoon was the winner of a provocative contest top draw the Prophet, held by the American Freedom Defence Initiative, which led to the shooting of two gunmen in Texas earlier this month. The application for the advertisement was submitted by Pamela Geller, founder of AFDI, who claimed that nothing about the cartoon “incites violence”

My question is – who would provide the violence if this image of Mohammad was published? If there is a threat, isn’t it right that the authorities move against those who make it? Of course I understand the duty of care transport officials have towards the many people who use this metro on a daily basis, but I also think that terroroism wins by simply threatening and others caving. No one wants to see a massacre on the underground BUT nor do we want to see freedom squashed to accommodate Islamists.

ALL ROADS LEAD TO….NOWHERE?

By David Vance On May 29th, 2015 at 12:36 pm

I thought this says a lot! All you need to know about FIFA and the man who “leads” it. Football is not “the beautiful game” – it is an organised corruptocracy.

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WTFifa?

By Mahons On May 29th, 2015 at 12:30 pm

For a real laugh go to the New Yorker’s “McCain calls for military action against FIFA.”  Then go to the real story for further yuks.  The klepto-cartel known as FIFA is being prosecuted for the worlds biggest non secret -that it is a corrupt organization whose leaders have been raking in money like whores during Fleet Week.   When it comes to bribery the World Cup runneth over.  Your thoughts?

We is stone Immaculate

By The Troll On May 29th, 2015 at 5:57 am

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because some things are timeless

I DO LOVE A NUTTY LAW

By Pete Moore On May 28th, 2015 at 9:40 pm

AND let’s be honest, politics provides us with a few, but farewell to superb one from Iceland –

Iceland abolishes law which orders Basques to be killed on sight

Iceland has repealed a 400-year-old law which said Spaniards from the Basque Country should be killed as soon as they set foot in the Westfjords region

Let’s hope they don’t live to regret a hasty decision. Scroll down to see what it’s illegal to have in Oklahoma after 7pm. I’d love to know the story behind that one.

Apparently it’s still quite alright to shoot a Welshman with a bow and arrow if he’s found within Chester City walls after midnight. Maybe it’s best to leave some things alone. You know, just in case.

It’s called Money Laundering

By The Troll On May 28th, 2015 at 2:11 pm

bill-hillary-clintonBill and Hillary Clinton have a Shell Company that when you want to buy influence you give the money to the Shell Company and then the Shell Company pays Bill.  This way there are no silly questions like why someone with business before the State Department is giving you a Million Dollars.

Bill Clinton’s Shell (Company) Game

The candidate made more in a year than most Americans earn in a lifetime and used a shell company to manage money and cut down on risk. It wasn’t disclosed until investigative reporters dug up the paper trail.

Since late 2008, Clinton’s spouse, former President Bill Clinton, has used the limited liability company as a pass-through for his speech and consulting income, an increasingly commonplace practice since LLCs can shield business owners’ personal assets from some lawsuits and potentially offer some tax benefits.

WJC, LLC’s existence, first reported by the Associated Press on Tuesday, wasn’t noted on the financial disclosure forms that Hillary Clinton filed while at the State Department, nor on the disclosures she filed with the Federal Election Commission earlier this month after getting into the 2016 presidential race. That’s because, Clinton aides say, it had no assets, since all the money that went into the LLC flowed straight to Bill.

Hillary Clinton’s name isn’t on the legal filings associated with the company, and aides to both Clintons haven’t responded to repeated questions from Bloomberg about whether her speech fees also went through the LLC. Hillary Clinton, who is required to list any positions she holds outside the government, didn’t include any LLCs of her own.

Hiding money and destroying paper trails are the Hallmarks of a Criminal Organization

‘containers must hold no more than 100ml’

By Mike Cunningham On May 28th, 2015 at 11:30 am

I travelled down to Stansted to meet up with my eldest grandson, who had travelled up from the South-east segment of London with his Dad and Mum so I could catch up with how much I had missed since last seeing him at Christmas. The journeys back and forth were routine, and of course short; my time with my son and my grandson was limited because of the need to return to the airport early: but it was a magic time for a thoroughly-chuffed Grandad.

The magic time was diluted by the ritual humiliation doled out in generous quantities by the Dept. Transport’s Airport Security Gestapo, all of whose employees have been taught to ignore the common English words such as ‘Please’, instead relying on a imperious beckoning of a bent hand to signify that the culprit should walk through the ceremonial  punishment arch (metal detector); after which you are subjected to a pat-down search which came pretty close, in my case anyway, to being a classic case of common assault. If the prospective traveller says anything at all to respond to this gross invasion of privacy and personal space, you are immediately accused of ‘interfering with a lawful search’ and in danger of not only missing your flight, but of actually being detained by this bunch of out-of-uniform Nazi stormtroopers.

A level of security is necessary, when it is known that the murderous fanatics would have murdered their own families as a ‘price worth paying’ to smuggle their explosives on board the target aircraft; but one does have to ask the simple question,‘How many 74-year-old white Geordie-born bearded Grandfathers have actually been discovered making plans to murder a plane-load of strangers’?