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MEANWHILE, IN THE LAND OF THE FREE

By Pete Moore On September 30th, 2013 at 8:05 pm

Will the parasite leave off the host, however briefly? Here’s the Ron Swanson guide to the government shutdown –

A small amount of fame

By Mike Cunningham On September 30th, 2013 at 5:14 pm

 

Announcing that one of my other stories has now advanced to become a member of the ‘Featured Section’ of a author/reader collective named Wattpad

Fourth down from the top, you will find American Cemetery.

A Boeing B-17G bomber crew’s transition from a 1943 nightmare to rest, and back to nightmare once more.

Hope you enjoy the story!

Its an ill-placed rocket which does some good

By Mike Cunningham On September 30th, 2013 at 2:44 pm

Question……….. Why is the IRA quartermaster and multi-millionaire Thomas ‘Slab’ Murphy really anti everything -AlQaeda?

 

Answer……….Because one set of murderous terrorists (Al Qaeda) blew a hole in a container full of smuggled cigarettes belonging to our own set of murderous terrorists (IRASinnFein) while passing through the Suez Canal on a huge containership. (OOPS!)

Couldn’t have happened to a better bunch!

the ultimate message

By Mike Cunningham On September 30th, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Moved my mouse across the (Google) cakes, buns and candles on screen, and received the first computerised personalised Happy Birthday message I have ever read!

 

Makes me feel really, really old!

 

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Greetings read:……….Happy Birthday, Mike.

HEROIN ON THE NHS…

By David Vance On September 30th, 2013 at 10:03 am

Time to turn the Government into the biggest dealer of Class A drugs, yes? Time for the taxpayer to fund heroine users, yes?

A senior police officer has called for an end to criminalising drug addicts, warning that the UK has “comprehensively failed” to win the war on drugs. Mike Barton, Durham’s Chief Constable, said that using the NHS, or a similar institution, to supply addicts with drugs would stop the flow of billions of pounds to organised crime gangs.

So, here we have a senior police officer trying to palm off the serial failure of his organisation and make the taxpayer pick up the tab! What next, decriminalise burglary?

This idea is wrong on so many levels;

1. WHY can the Police not hound these drug gangs into submission? Have they really tried? This is an admission of the failure of law enforcers.

2. Why are those who USE heroine not demonised in the same way as smokers, or drinkers? We should be locking them up, denying them their drug of choice, and not indulging their lifestyle choice.

3. Where will the CASH come from to fund this largesse through the NHS?

4. The liberal establishment are keen to decriminalise class A drugs as it fits into their metropolitan elitist worldview. The MISERY this will cause to so many people is as nothing to the feel good bleeding heart utopianism.

BRITAIN NEXT FOR A WESTGATE SPECIAL?

By David Vance On September 30th, 2013 at 10:01 am

Remember, Islam is the religion of peace and love.

An Islamist preacher wanted for recruiting killers to the group that massacred civilians at a mall in Nairobi warned yesterday that Britain was the next target. Abubaker Shariff Ahmed, who is known to his followers by the nickname Makaburi, meaning graveyard, said terrorists are planning to murder innocent Britons on their mission to impose Sharia law across the world.

Get that? The aim of their terrorist mission is to IMPOSE Sharia everywhere and they don’t care who they kill in order to achieve this aim.

Then for extra clarity…

Asked if terror would be brought to Britain, Makaburi said: ‘Yes. The British will be targeted personally. That means tourists on the streets will be killed. You will all die. The British should be taken out. Your presidents and your cabinets, they are guilty. Obama is a mass murderer. I would give my life to get his. ‘Same thing with David Cameron. Yes, they should be killed.’

The trouble is that this guy is not a lone loon. There are so many who THINK like him and as we saw last week plenty who will act to carry out the stated aim – the Islamisation of the world. Just because some of us deny Islam is at war with us does not mean Islam stops being at war with us. We need to waken up.

ENDING ENTITLEMENT CULTURE…

By David Vance On September 30th, 2013 at 7:39 am

This is one Conservative policy that has to be broadly welcomed.

The long-term unemployed will have to undertake work placements in return for their benefits, under changes to be unveiled by Chancellor George Osborne. From April, people who are jobless after being on the Work Programme will face three options, including community work, or face losing benefits. Mr Osborne will announce the plan at the Conservative Party conference.

I was on BBC London discussing this issue earlier this morning and they did a Vox Pop which even in London showed widespread support for the concept in play here. I think it is VERY reasonable to ask people to DO SOMETHING in exchange for their benefits. Naturally, the political Left take exception to this and howl with outrage at this “draconian’ notion that the idle may have to actually get up off their lardy backsides.

Labour said the idea was proof the Work Programme, set up by the coalition two years ago, had failed.

That’s a bit rich coming from the Party that when in government made sure it provided those who don’t work with benefits that in some cases were much more financially lucrative than the income some people in work received! Labour are the suppliers of Welfarism to their client base and so can be expected to scream fowl but the truth is that this is overdue and welcome.

Mariano Rivera’s Last Time on the Mound for NY Yankees

By Phantom On September 30th, 2013 at 12:24 am

Allow me to share this with you. Skip past the commercial, as I did.

In 1995, some very special players came to the NY Yankees. One of them was Mariano Rivera

Then, starting the next year, they won the next four of five World Series championships. The other ” core four ” players ( Derek Jeter, Andy Pettitte, and Jorge Posada ) were a big reason for the Yankees’ success. But noone contributed more than Rivera.

Mariano Rivera was a specialist. He is a relief pitcher, whose job is to come in during the last inning or so, when the game is on the line. He is respected, because, over an 18 year career, he has proven himself to be the best in the history of the sport.

But he is loved, because, over a long career, he has never been one of the athletes to put on airs. He treated all opponents with respect. He always went out of his way to make the last, borderline player on the team feel welcomed. Not every athlete does this.

Rivera was born into a humble fishing family in Panama. He remained humble, despite all the years of success. He never thought that the ability to pitch made him better than anyone else.

He’s a national hero in Panama, and throughout Central America.

Thursday was Mariano’s last game. In a special, unusual, gesture, his great friends, teammates Andy Pettitte and Derek Jeter, came to remove Rivera from the game one batter early. You will note that he leaves the mound, one last time, to the applause of both his teammates and from all the opposing team as well.

I don’t always love sports. I do love this.

And all that security; and those nasty queues, as well!

By Mike Cunningham On September 29th, 2013 at 11:51 pm

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Well, one just cannot just sit with the little people, especially when one’s done one’s bit to save the world; what; eh?

CHAPEAU! FROGGY RETAILERS FLOUT STATE’S TRADING RESTRICTIONS

By Pete Moore On September 29th, 2013 at 7:19 pm

Last week, both Leroy Merlin and Castorama, two home improvement chains, were ordered by a court to stop opening their stores in the Paris area on Sundays or face a fine of 120,000 euros ($162,000) per shop and per day.

But on Sunday, they opened anyway amid anger among employees and customers.

“I’m outraged by the court decision: All of a sudden, I risk ending up without a salary, which threatens my studies,” said Eleanor Leloup, a 24-year-old chiropractic student who works every weekend at one of the affected Leroy Merlin stores in Ivry-sur-Seine, next to Paris.

I wouldn’t worry about it love. You’ll be lucky to have a job when the government ‘strengthens’ the minimum wage above your pay grade.

Benoit Hamon, Consumer Affairs Minister, said Saturday it was “unacceptable that a brand does not implement a judicial decision.”

In the end, it comes down to whether or not a property owner can peacefully use and dispose of their supposed property. What’s unacceptable is the State’s presumption that it can, in effect, co-opt someone’s property and dictate what they can do with it. Yes, I wholeheartedly support and endorse retailers opening when they like without any regard for impertinent bureaucracy.