By ATWadmin On January 31st, 2010 at 7:54 pm
What do you make of the news that cigarettes are set to be sold in plain packaging without logos in a bid to further strip smoking of its ‘glamourous’ image?
The Government will unveil the latest stage of its effort to half the number of smokers in Britain by 2020, which could result in a ban on people smoking in private places where children are present. Like their homes. Andy Burnham, the Health Secretary, will signal his support for the moves as he launches the government’s ‘tobacco control strategy’ tomorrow.
Health fascists is my summation. I do not smoke, I do not like the smell of it, but this bunch of totalitarian bozos in government seek to impose their values on the rest of us. The new puritans – they love the tax take from tobacco but they have greater love of their power to ban it.
By ATWadmin On January 31st, 2010 at 7:48 pm
From my vantage point, this is quite predictable…
Two Cabinet Ministers are facing questions over their judgment after appearing at the same event as a Muslim activist who once suggested that the killing of British troops in Iraq was justified. Azad Ali spoke at yesterday’s Progressive London conference, which was also attended by Equalities Minister Harriet Harman and Energy Secretary Ed Miliband.
Yes, Mr Ali is quite the charmer. He’s a big fan of Abdullah Azzam, Bin Laden’s mentor.
“He described the late Azzam as one of the ‘few Muslims who promote the understanding of the term Jihad in its comprehensive glory’.
He then quoted Azzam’s son as saying: ‘If I saw an American or British man wearing a soldier’s uniform inside Iraq I would kill him because that is my obligation. If I saw the same soldier in Jordan I wouldn’t touch him. In Iraq he is a fighter and an occupier – here he is not. I respect this as the main instruction in my religion for Jihad.’
Just the kind of guy for Harman and Miliband to cosy up to on a public stage. Dhimmis.
By ATWadmin On January 31st, 2010 at 7:43 pm
It is a mind boggling statistic but we must face into it….
NEARLY three-fifths of the growth in jobs under Labour during a decade in power was directly or indirectly created by the state, new research shows.
Across the country as a whole, it says 57% of new jobs created during the period 1997-2007 were state or “para-state” — dependent on government spending .
In the West Midlands these jobs accounted for all of the rise in employment, with no new private sector jobs generated overall.
More than 80% of new jobs for women nationally depended on the state.
Once you become a client of the State, it is like getting hooked on drugs – dependency follows. This wicked Labour government has enslaved people, they just cannot see this. Who pays?
By ATWadmin On January 31st, 2010 at 4:03 pm
A Known Commodity, but possibly one that if he runs may be able to pull the party together. Right now besides Palin he is the only one with enough recognition.
Now Newt is far from the perfect candidate. He does have the tendency to compromise on too many subjects. Even to doing adds with stretch Pelousy for Global Warming. He does however have quite a few more pluses than negatives.
He is a great speaker, has a brilliant mind, and causes the left to despise the fact that he is even breathing. Combine that with his tactical genius and it makes him a perfect backlash candidate to replace Obama.
The ultimate ticket would be a Gingrich-Palin one. It would make for the best fights both in the press and on the debate floor.
Odds are he won’t run, when questioned about it yesterday he said he and his wife wouldn’t make a decision until next February, or March…. Ah one can only dream.
By ATWadmin On January 31st, 2010 at 11:48 am
David Cameron – January 31st January 2010.
“The moment a burglar steps over your threshold, and invades your property, with all the threat that gives to you, your family and your livelihood, I think they leave their human rights outside.”
Totally agree. Will he back these fine words up with action by ensuring that those who deal with the menace of burglars in their home using whatever force they deem necessary are given the due legal protection? I await screams from the liberal left…
By ATWadmin On January 31st, 2010 at 11:30 am
I found this a very interesting glimpse into the world of Obama. It shows the number of cabinet appointments with some private sector (aka real world) experience. If you want to see his radical statist agenda, just look at the chart.
By ATWadmin On January 31st, 2010 at 11:11 am
Any Unionist contemplating devolving policing and justice to a Sinn Fein inclusive Executive should remember IRA/Sinn Fein’s meddling in the McCartney case, warns TUV Leader Jim Allister on the 5th anniversary of the murder of Robert McCartney.
Statement by TUV Leader Jim Allister QC:-
“The timing of the present policing and justice jamboree at Hillsborough could not be more sickeningly ironic. 5 years ago today IRA men murdered Robert McCartney. They got away with it because IRA/Sinn Fein closed ranks to protect their own, even to the point of the Trial Judge commenting adversely on the IRA meeting with Crown witnesses – meetings organised, according to the sworn testimony of one witness, by Gerry Kelly MLA.
“Gillen J felt compelled to conclude in respect one witness “there exists the possibility that his evidence, including identification of the people he has named, may have been influenced or indeed even directed by the IRA. At the very least there must be a real possibility that his evidence has been through a sieve orchestrated by this unlawful organisation.” “It is clear that the IRA’s malevolent meddling in the case polluted and perverted justice. The McCartney trial and episode underscores why Sinn Fein should never be let anywhere near policing and justice.
“Yet the party to the forefront of such murky activities are those clamouring at Hillsborough to get their evil hands on the very disciplines of policing and justice. The 5th anniversary of the McCartney murder should be a conscience-pricking reminder to all as to why policing and justice should not be devolved to a terrorist-inclusive Executive.”
By ATWadmin On January 31st, 2010 at 10:29 am
Did you read that the Government’s controversial equality watchdog was last night accused of ‘rank hypocrisy’ for flouting its own policies on fair pay.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission has angered business leaders by ordering a crackdown on hard-pressed companies that fail to pay the same rates to employees doing similar work.
But official figures show that more than two years after it was set up to stamp out discrimination, the commission is paying its own ethnic minority workers almost ten per cent less than white staff – an embarrassment for its black chairman Trevor Phillips.
And disabled workers at the quango, which employs more than 500 staff, have slipped behind their able-bodied colleagues by nearly nine per cent.
I say scrap this worthless quango.
By ATWadmin On January 31st, 2010 at 10:24 am
I see that is revealed today that The United Nations’ expert panel on climate change based claims about ice disappearing from the world’s mountain tops on a student’s dissertation and an article in a mountaineering magazine.
“In its most recent report, it stated that observed reductions in mountain ice in the Andes, Alps and Africa was being caused by global warming, citing two papers as the source of the information.
However, it can be revealed that one of the sources quoted was a feature article published in a popular magazine for climbers which was based on anecdotal evidence from mountaineers about the changes they were witnessing on the mountainsides around them.
The other was a dissertation written by a geography student, studying for the equivalent of a master’s degree, at the University of Berne in Switzerland that quoted interviews with mountain guides in the Alps.
The revelations, uncovered by The Sunday Telegraph, have raised fresh questions about the quality of the information contained in the report, which was published in 2007.
It comes after officials for the panel were forced earlier this month to retract inaccurate claims in the IPCC’s report about the melting of Himalayan glaciers.”
Settled science? The essential issue here is to mistake the IPCC as any sort of scientific body. It is not. It is central to the UN and is a political body with a clear agenda. In pursuance of these politicak ambitions any old nonsense is reconstructed to “prove” the AGW agenda.