By David Vance On March 7th, 2014 at 8:04 pm
Just because you are not interested in Islam does not mean Islam is not interested in you, to coin a phrase. This..
“Islamic fundamentalists are allegedly plotting to convert Birmingham schools so that children are taught according to strict Islamic codes by ousting teachers through a dirty tricks campaign and replacing them with radicals. The city council and the Birmingham Mail have received documents which purport to show that jihadists – or those fighting against non-Muslims – are targeting schools and orchestrating false allegations against staff, including non-Muslims, in an operation dubbed Trojan Horse. Meanwhile, West Midlands Police have reopened a fraud investigation at one school named in the supposed leaked letter – and Ofsted is currently conducting a snap inspection at another.”
By David Vance On March 7th, 2014 at 7:55 pm
Hi Gang. Had a little break, am back. First, this story..
“School students should be given a “European Union education” in the classroom to tackle “ignorance” and growing public Euro-scepticism, according to an election manifesto signed by Angela Merkel and eight other of Europe’s leaders. The European People’s Party (EPP), the EU’s biggest political grouping, is convinced such a programme would improve the public image of Brussels, which has never been lower.”
To paraphrase the DALEKS…..I-N-D-O-C-T-R-I-N-A-T-E!
By Pete Moore On March 7th, 2014 at 7:14 pm
Apart from the (“ehem”) ongoing internal Russian situation, there’s little in the news that interests me today. It’s just politics polluting everything it touches as usual. Instead, dear reader, I would like to ask what other blogs you read, because I can be nosey like that.
We might think we know others from what they say and how they say it online, but we only see a thin sliver of a person. All of us read other blogs, and we might comment on them too. I don’t comment on other blogs because saving capitalism is a very full time job and I know I wouldn’t have the enthusiasm to keep it going, but I do read a few.
I don’t suppose that readers are interested in blogs by interest, such as an outdoors blog and a rugby blog I look at. It’s best then to keep it in line with ATW’s raison detra: politics, economics, and global affairs, but if you want to mention blogs on other topics, to show other sides of your character, then feel free. Below is what I read daily or least habitually. Apart from the usual mainstream news sources (the BBC and The Telegraph mainly), each day I try to read the following:
Lew Rockwell (including the blog section)
Economic Policy Journal
Some in these here parts could do with reading them too! I see they’re independent and not at all corporate. I must be drawn to that kind of comment. You get bags of good sense at each, sharp reporting and plenty of good gossip also at the Economic Policy Journal. Each one is a daily or near daily read, and that’s plenty given that free time is short. In order to not disappoint those who think I go to such places, I know where to find Alex Jones and Godlike Productions too.
Ok, so now you know how come I’m so smart. What other blogs do you go to, dear reader?
By Phantom On March 6th, 2014 at 11:50 pm
RT News is a Moscow based ” news ” channel owned by Putin’s buddies. It is not a true commercial enterprise of any kind. They typically give their programming away for free, since no one would be stupid enough to pay for it.
It is on cable and satellite TV services around the world.
Their slogan is ” Question More “. They pretend to do investigative work, most of which is a regurgitation of various streams of anti American and anti Western stuff past it’s ” sell by ” date.
Their ” news ” is at all times in lockstep support of Putin and of Russian foreign policy.
Yesterday, for the first time, someone on RT finally questioned something.
(CNN) — Another member of state-funded Russia Today made waves on Wednesday — not by standing behind Moscow, as the news network is wont to do, but by bucking it.
From the anchor chair, Liz Wahl closed a show — as seen in video which she later tweeted — talking about the “ethical and moral challenges” she faces working for Russia Today, also known as RT. She spoke of being from a family who fled to America to escape Soviet forces during the 1956 Hungarian revolution, being the daughter of a U.S. military veteran and being the partner of a physician who works at a U.S. military base.
“And that is why, personally, I cannot be part of a network funded by the Russian government that whitewashes the actions of Putin,” Wahl said, referring to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“I’m proud to be an American and believe in disseminating the truth,” she added. “And that is why, after this newscast, I’m resigning.”
By Pete Moore On March 6th, 2014 at 7:19 pm
Another busy day at the coalface of capitalism, folks. Apologies for the neglect but every day is public service day in the productive sector and blogging happens when it can.
Have yourselves an Open Thread then, one decorated with words of wisdom from Robert Heinlein. I’m so taken with them that’s how I live my life too. Nope, this is an open thread and that’s all I’m willing to say about it. House rules are in order, so play nicely.
By David Vance On March 5th, 2014 at 8:17 am
You have to laugh at his brass neck, or maybe it is sheer desperation..or even a sly contempt for his own people?
An independent Scotland with a strong economy would benefit the whole of the UK, First Minister Alex Salmond has told a gathering in London. In his New Statesman lecture the SNP leader said a post-Yes Scotland would help “rebalance the economic centre of gravity” across the UK. Scotland Office minister David Mundell dismissed Mr Salmond’s address.
In a sense, Salmond IS right. If the UK taxpayer was able to stop subsidising SNP socialist policies, we would be better off. Once Scottish business started transferring to England, that would also help the UK economy. In fact the ONLY country that would lose out in such a new arrangement is …Scotland.
By David Vance On March 5th, 2014 at 8:13 am
The man made climate change cultists might want to let us know what was causing climate change in the bronze age?
The world’s first great civilisations appear to have collapsed because of an ancient episode of climate change – according to new research carried out by scientists and archaeologists. Their investigation demonstrates that the Bronze Age ‘megacities’ of the Indus Valley region of Pakistan and north-west India declined during the 21st and 20th centuries BC and never recovered – because of a dramatic increase in drought conditions. The research, carried out by the University of Cambridge and India’s Banaras Hindu University, reveals that a series of droughts lasting some 200 years hit the Indus Valley zone – and was probably responsible for the rapid decline of the great Bronze Age urban civilization of that region.
I blame all those who were driving around in their fancy cars, all those coal fired power stations and of course all the Bronze Age flights taken by the reckless. The truth is that our climate is continually changing and the big yellow disc in the sky that we occasionally glimpse here is the driver of it. Raising taxes and reducing carbon emissions will not alter that a JOT.
By David Vance On March 5th, 2014 at 8:07 am
Tobacco, alcohol..and now sugar. The Health Nazis are a busy bunch of bees..
A sugar tax may have to be introduced to curb obesity rates, the chief medical officer for England has said. Dame Sally Davies told a committee of MPs that unless the government was strong with food and drink manufacturers, it was unlikely they would reformulate their products. She said she believed “research will find sugar is addictive”, and that “we may need to introduce a sugar tax”.
And they don’t stop at sugar, Protein is also an evil.
Middle-aged people who eat protein-rich food are four times more likely to die of cancer than someone who only eats a little, according to a new study.
In the long run, we are all dead but these Nanny Staters want to make sure we are as miserable as possible in the meantime.
By The Troll On March 5th, 2014 at 1:56 am
Today the next President (I Hope) of the United States rose on the Senate floor to oppose Obama’s nominee to head the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, Debo Adegbile. The man who went above and beyond to have Cop Killer Abu Jamal removed from Death Row.
It’s 10 minutes long, but he tells an important story. I knew Officer Daniel Faulkner. His killer should be dead not giving commencement speeches from Prison, which is a direct result of the man Obama is appointing to the Nations Federal Police Dept.
Please Listen and here the truth about this hero of the Left, and the man who went above and beyond for him.
In a surprising turn of events, the Democrat-controlled Senate on Wednesday voted 52-47 to reject President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division.
Known best for the role he played in the legal defense of convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, Debo Adegbile will also be known as the first Obama nominee to go down in the Senate even after Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) passed the so-called nuclear option that makes it possible to confirm judicial and executive nominations by a majority vote.
In a furious statement after the vote, Obama called the outcome a “travesty” and said Adegbile had been the victim of “wildly unfair character attacks against a good and qualified public servant.”