By Pete Moore On June 6th, 2013 at 3:18 pm
Avoid Watford for the next few days. That’s always sound advice, but the Bilderbergers are arriving as I type. It’s shutouts, lockdowns, armed police and Britons living nearby having to show their papers just to go home.
What’s notable is the speed at which the secrecy around the annual conspirators is blowing away as global attention intensifies exponentially year by year. First there was nothing to report, then it was described as just a private meeting at which the mega-rich and powerful could chat candidly. Now we see beyond doubt that it’s a conference where the Power Elite plots and conspires.
The Telegraph reports (despite the misleading headline) that it was at Bilderberg that the decision to politically unify the European nations was taken decades ago, and where the foundations were laid, for example. This decision was taken in secret. It was a conspiracy against hundreds of millions of people. The creeping police state is often advanced behind the propaganda that if you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear. Well straight back at them.
James Corbett has put together this handy piece which covers these and other points which most will find interesting. It’s 13 minutes long but do try to watch it. Maybe sitting on youtube’s bandwidth would be a good idea if you do.
By Pete Moore On April 28th, 2013 at 2:42 pm
Government is insane:
Better-off pensioners should voluntarily pay back their taxpayer-funded benefits, the Work and Pensions Secretary declares.
Iain Duncan Smith says he “would encourage” elderly people who can well afford to pay for their their own heating bills, bus passes and television licences to return the money to the state.
How’s about not dibbing out other people’s money to the better off in the first place? Oh, Cameron’s ruled that out (too many pensioners vote Tory, see).
Well no, people who don’t want to hang on to their share of the loot shouldn’t give it back to The Treasury. The beast needs to be starved. Give it away, give it to charity, give it to friends and family, but no way should the state have it back.
By Pete Moore On April 27th, 2013 at 12:20 pm
The Rt Rev Justin Welby is only 57 years old, so it looks like many more years of wrong-headed arguments like this:
The Archbishop of Canterbury has launched a stinging attack on the City, describing it as infected by “a culture of entitlement” that has left it disconnected from the rest of the country.
Speaking to the Financial Times, Archbishop Welby acknowledged that standards in the Square Mile are higher than in the past, but he said:
“In banking, in particular, and in the City of London, a culture of entitlement has affected a number of areas – not universally by any means – in which it seemed to disconnect from what people saw as reasonable in the rest of the world.”
I’d agree on the “culture of entitlement” which he mentions. We’ve seen much evidence of that. But he then gets very confused and argues for an entrenchment of that entitlement:
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By Pete Moore On April 24th, 2013 at 7:46 pm
Remember Abdul Rahman Ali Al-Harbi, the young Saudi who was so close to one of the Boston marathon bombs (though apparently a student in Ohio) that he was hospitalised with injuries (is that Michelle Obama with him)? It was widely reported that he was to be deported yesterday on national security grounds, but no-one seems to know where he is at the moment. Turns out that feds might have already had him listed as a terrorist and that he was “armed and dangerous”.
Glenn Beck has been lobbing some big bombs towards Janet Napolitano for two days now with more promised to come. His allegations are laid out on his site here. I know he has his odd moments, but if true (which I’m not claiming) this is bombshell stuff. This was the beef of it on today’s show -
Oh, and it looks like someone called Abdul Rahman Ali Al-Harbi has visited the White House a few times since 2009.
By Pete Moore On March 6th, 2013 at 9:16 pm
By Pete Moore On January 4th, 2013 at 2:13 pm
Meet 15-year old Blaer Bjarkardottir, or “Girl” as she’s listed on Icelandic State documents.
Her mother named her Blaer, but she’s not allowed to use her name as it is “not on a list approved by the government”. Because her name’s not on the official State register of names, it ist verboten.
Truly, government is insane.
By Pete Moore On October 9th, 2012 at 7:41 pm
For committing no crime, but for posting heartless comments on facebook about the missing girl Alice Jones, an idiot gets twelve weeks in prison.
For intimidating, harassing, abusing and hitting his girlfriend – in a sustained campaign of domestic violence and following recognition by the judge that it was “not a run-of-the-mill case of domestic violence” – the TV presenter Justin Lee Collins gets 140 hours community service.
Just as well he didn’t say something about her on facebook. He’d have really been in trouble then.
UPDATE: Azhar Ahmed (what d’you reckon?), for posting on facebook that “all soldiers should die and go to hell” after six British soldiers fell in Afghanistan, gets 240 hours community service. He’ll breeze through the 140 hours when he gets done for smacking his daughter about.
Ain’t the law great?
By Pete Moore On July 19th, 2012 at 6:22 pm
How mental is government?
“Kinder eggs are prohibited just like narcotics are prohibited”
Always more mental than we can possibly imagine. You really do need to click that link.
By David Vance On July 4th, 2012 at 8:21 am
Great story here!
AN EVIL sex killer wanted for a string of rapes in Ireland had the top of his penis bitten off after picking a fight with a prison guard dog. Nigerian Kristoff Alauya was left in agony and needed stitches to his arms, stomach and manhood after being savaged by the highly trained alsation when he kicked it in the head.
The convicted sex beast arrived to seek asylum in Ireland in 2003. He lived in Co Carlow and is suspected of carrying out a spate of unsolved sex attacks. Three years ago he was jailed in the North for the horrific sex killing of 38-year-old Belfast mum Grace Moore (left), who he strangled and raped after she met him at a city disco.
It’s just a shame that dog wasn’t hungrier.
By Pete Moore On June 28th, 2012 at 3:50 pm
The campaign to attract every wrong’un on the planet to Britain claims another win.
Shawn Sullivan is an American citizen and “one of America’s most wanted paedophiles”. While accused of raping a 14 year-old girl and sexually molesting two 11 year-olds in Minnesota, he did a runner to Ireland where he gained a conviction for assaulting two girls. Eventually he ended up in – where else? – London, which clearly had the Americans thinking they’d got their man. An extradition request was made, approved, appealed by Sullivan, the appeal was dismissed by the Home Office, and Sullivan appealed to the High Court.
But Sullivan took his case to the High Court earlier this year, with his lawyers claiming that if he were convicted in the US, he faced being put under a “civil commitment” order at the end of his jail term that effectively meant he would be deemed “sexually dangerous” and never released.
In a judgment published last week, the High Court judges said there was a real risk he would be put on the programme, and that it would breach his right not to suffer loss of liberty without due process as protected by the European Court of Human Rights. [...] In a note released on Thursday, Lord Justice Moses announced that “the United States will not provide an assurance” and so the appeal under the 2003 Extradition Act was allowed.
Great. So for the purposes of extradition, the US must now conform to the demands of the ECHR. Looking at 5.1 of the Convention (cited by the High Court): nope, me neither. It seems the High Court has simply decided that unless the feds do it Strasbourg’s way then they won’t do it at all.