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The “Whistleblower”

By Patrick Van Roy On November 8th, 2019 at 1:28 pm

Enter Mike Bloomberg

By Phantom On November 8th, 2019 at 1:24 pm

Only in the US could you enter a race one year before Election Day, and have anyone think that you’re late in the race. But that’s what Mayor Mike is about to do.

We’ve never had a billionaire or a successful businessman as president. He could be the first.

After three years of a failed presidency and a morally broken Republican party, I think that the majority of American voters want a change.

But the Democratic Party has been poised to let Trump sneak in there again. It has lurched left, in a centrist nation.

The bomb throwers of left and right dominate the primaries. Bloomberg will face strong opposition from the ” woke ” Democrats who obsess on identity politics and class warfare. But if he were to become the candidate against Trump, he’d win all the states that Hillary won, and would in my opinion be a certainty to win Pennsylvania, and would be very strongly positioned in places like Michigan.

A President Bloomberg won’t use vulgar language. He won’t trash his opponents. Gutter behavior has never been his thing.

If elected, he would shove the Democratic Party to the center, putting it in a position to rule for some time. I don’t know how the Republican Party could recover anytime soon from its association with a liar and a criminal.

Bloomberg is thoughtful. He is the most intelligent guy in the room. He has successfully created a large and international business. He has paid his bills on time and in full. He led the country’s largest city and led it well.

The current president has stolen from a charity that he led but didn’t contribute to. He ran a fake university. Bloomberg has donated $1.8 billion to Johns Hopkins University, the money earmarked to pay tuition for low and middle income students.

Bloomberg is everything that the Trump is not.

Let’s all wish Mike Bloomberg every success..

BILLIONAIRES ARE A BARGAIN

By Pete Moore On November 7th, 2019 at 7:26 pm

The Labour Party is trying to whip up hate against the wealthy in this election. Not wealthy politicians like them of course, but people who have made their money in the productive economy. Typical of the approach is Owen Jones, a notorious Labour activist, tweeting the other day that “billionaires scrounge off the exploited labour of others”. Such is the dire state of economic education and understanding out there.

In truth, the (self-made) wealthy are a bargain and it’s the rest of us who are exploiting them. Let’s take one well known billionaire, Bill Gates, as an example. Wikipedia tells me he’s worth $106 billion. Let’s go with that. The point is, he’s worth a bundle.

We can immediately dismiss the “no-one should be worth that much” argument. It’s infantile and immoral. What someone is worth is not your business, not mine and none of the state’s business, as long as it was not earned immorally.

Bill Gates became that wealthy because his work, his ingenuity and entrepreneurship have made us all more wealthy. His products have revolutionised offices, factories, schools, universities and homes around the world. The way we work, shop, learn and play has been fundamentally changed.

The value added to the global economy of his efforts far outstrips his $106 billion. He might only have earned 1 percent of that value added. It might be even less than that. Whatever, his earnings are a tiny fraction of the value added to the world of his efforts. I’m pretty sure most of us in the productive economy earn more, as a percentage of the value we add in our work, than he does.

Far from “scrounging off the exploited labour of others”, Bill Gates, worth $106 billion, is a bargain for humanity.

DON’T TAKE MY WORD FOR IT

By Pete Moore On November 7th, 2019 at 6:59 pm

Ian Austin MP is as Labour as they come. He resigned from the party this year. In truth the party left him, and any claim to decency, long ago –

(For those in the colonies, that’s a Midlands accent and not a speech impediment.)

Labour is now the party of Jew-haters, terrorist sympathisers, sneering metropolitans, student Marxists, eco-chancers, muslim loudmouths and green-haired feminist harridans. The idea that the working man should look to this freak show for salvation is a joke. The party hates and despises the working man.

That’s why Ian Austin is telling people to vote Conservative.

“SVENSON ONG-A-KWIE”

By Pete Moore On November 7th, 2019 at 6:33 pm

Give me strength.

Two teenagers have been found guilty of murdering 17-year-old Jodie Chesney in a park in east London … Drug dealer Svenson Ong-a-Kwie, 19, and a 17-year-old boy were both convicted of murder following an eight-week trial at the Old Bailey […]

Following the guilty verdicts, Det Ch Insp Dave Whellams, of Scotland Yard, said the murder of “girl next door” Jodie had “shocked a nation” … “They have gone there purposefully to stab somebody and they have not cared who they stabbed. They stabbed a 17-year-old girl in the back for no reason.”

Jurors heard Jodie had her back to her attackers and the knife almost passed right through her body.

There’s something very wrong out there. There’s a black hole in society which no number of youth clubs will fill. Radical social policies of the last century have stripped Christianity and morality from life, made marriage a cheap commodity and rendered fatherless homes acceptable. It’s been a catastrophe.

Las Vegas bans sleeping on city streets

By Phantom On November 7th, 2019 at 1:04 pm

The Las Vegas city council has just passed a law making it illegal to camp or sleep on the city streets ….when beds are available in local homeless shelters.

This makes complete sense to me.

Government should make provision for the addicted and the mentally ill, who constitute a big majority of the homeless. The problem isn’t usually the lack of a home, the root problem is the addiction or mental illness.

Shelters respond to the need for a place to stay and sleep.

Having large homeless camps inside a community is ruinous to the quality of life for most, and it is particularly harmful to an economy that is based on tourism.

The usual frauds condemn this move as being heartless. It’s not.

Well done, Las Vegas for enacting this humane solution.

IS CORBYN THE NEW STALIN?

By Pete Moore On November 6th, 2019 at 6:56 pm

Boris has compared Grandad Semtex to Josef Stalin over his “hatred of wealth creators”. The Prime Minister also asserted that the privately-educated, millionaire Labour leader demonises the wealthy with a “relish and a vindictiveness” not seen since the former Soviet leader persecuted landowners in the 1930s. It’s a fair charge in truth. Corbyn has a hatred of private wealth. Anything beyond state control illegitimate in his eyes. We don’t need to worry about Corbyn-led pogroms, gulags and mass murder, however. If Corbyn makes it to Downing Street John McDonnell will arrange his accident and take over all that.

Anyway, here’s Corbyn’s old girlfriend and Labour’s prospective Minister of Internal Affairs, Diane Abbott, praising Mao for doing “more good than harm”.

DON’T BE A SHEEPS

By Pete Moore On November 6th, 2019 at 6:24 pm

Hundreds of plane passengers followed official advice on 9/11 and did what hijackers told them to do. The mistake cost them their lives. Many others followed official advice and sat at their desks in the Twin Towers. That mistake cost them their lives. And at Grenfell, as we know, some people followed official advice all the way to their graves as they stayed put as the flames rose. The lesson isn’t necessarily to disregard the advice of state agencies, but to react and take responsibility for your own safety. This is the key lesson from this intriguing book which I read a little while ago –

When disaster happens, say a fire, a plane accident or a bunch of muslims hijack your wings, survival is greatly enhanced by being proactive and moving. The human mind often works against this. When something terrifying or out of the ordinary happens, it has a tendency to shut down, to become paralysed. For example airline passengers have often been found alive, still strapped into their seats but unmoving after an accident. The brain simply shuts down to events. I have no doubt that this happened on 9/11, at Grenfell and at many other disasters. The way to overcome this is to resolve before something happens, that if something happens, you will move and take responsibility for yourself. Those who manage to do so stand a much greater chance of survival.

It’s a very good book and cheap as chips now.

A working class hero is something to be

By Patrick Van Roy On November 5th, 2019 at 9:11 pm

Guest post by Paul

Few if anyone here will know the name of Father Desmond Wilson (or simply ‘Farr Des to al who knew him), but to the West Belfast community Farr Des was an enormous hulk of a man.

Des Wilson was a grammar school Catholic priest who came from a middle class class area in South Belfast and moved across the city to St. John’s parish at the junction of the Falls / Whiterock roads in 1966 after 16 years as the spiritual director at St. Malachy’s College in North Belfast.  Ballymurphy was one of those estates constructed in the wake of WWII and ike so many other similar developments there were initially no schools, shops, play facilities, and little employment and the new Corpus Christi church had no living accommodation for a priest. Its space was not available for community use outside of religious services. It sat like a large carbuncle, detached and aloof from the people who had paid for it to be built.

Allocated to Ballymurphy but living outside the area, Fr. Des and Fr Hugh Mullan, (later to be murdered by the British Parachute Regiment in the Ballymurphy Massacre), were indignant at Church resources not being used to their full potential and decided to forsake their large Church owned house and move into a council house to be closer to their parishioners. The Church authorities were not impressed and pressurised both priests with Fr Mullan eventually moving to a privately owned semi-detached house in Springfield Park on the fringes of Ballymurphy.  Farr Des found himself increasingly in dispute with the Catholic Church authorities regarding lack of resources in the Ballymurphy area and resigned from his clerical positions after being banned from officiating on church property and moved into a council (social) house – 123 Springhill Avenue –in January 1972 where he promptly started the Springhill Community Education and Development Project which gave education classes to those kids who were excluded and marginalised from mainstream schools. 

Farr. Des never lost his desire to help the people of west Belfast. Springhill House helped to raise awareness about the extent of poverty and deprivation in west Belfast. It produced some of the first surveys into living conditions and discrimination in employment. He championed the MacBride Principles campaign, and produced a submission to the Patten Commission on Policing in 1998. Later, along with Fr. Joe McVeigh, Fr. Des established the Community for Social Justice. One of their early campaigns was against the strip searching of republican women prisoners in Armagh Women’s Prison.

Farr Des passed away earlier today and was hugely respected and loved as a priest, a community activist, an educator, a defender of people’s rights, an author, dramatist and writer and both his projects and achievements could fill volumes, below is just a snapshot:

https://conwaymilltrust.org/fr-des-wilson/

I’m going to leave the last words about the late, great Farr Des to my life long friend Natalie from Ballymurphy:

 There will never be another Des XX. What he did for the kids the system failed is legendary. I have two sisters who ended up with Des aged fourteen,  one now runs her own business in the States and the other is a rehab counsellor. My best friend was dumped out of at school at fourteen and Des took her in. She later became a lecturer at Magee college and now runs her own tour business and not to forget to mention that all three were also sent to Middletown, a home for wayward girls, before Des got them. 

Des you were a legend. ( although I think it was the Catholic Church and their nuns who were the wayward ones)

We’ll never see your likes again Farr Des.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

MMMM PROTEIN

By Pete Moore On November 5th, 2019 at 6:56 pm

Grandad Semtex warned today that a trade deal with the US will mean we will have to accept rat hairs in paprika and maggots in orange juice, because them’s American food standards.

Really?

Americans have maggots in their orange juice?

If the Russians had told me that I’d have voted to Remain!