By David Vance On November 6th, 2015 at 5:42 pm
As you know, I was across in London last weekend. I walked through Whitehall and crossed Horseguards parade. There was a wonderful Household Cavalry on duty and I posed beside him for a photo. The horse bravely put up with me and was the most friendly animal you could imagine. Strong, intelligent, in perfect partnership with the Cavalry mounted upon it. It reminded me how noble an animal the Horse is. Now read on…
“Police chiefs have attacked “despicable, cowardly” protesters who set off fireworks at horses during a masked march on Thursday evening.
Four police officers injured during an anti-capitalist march in central London that saw protesters hurl fireworks and set a patrol car on fire have now been released from hospital.
Scotland Yard said at least 50 arrests were made, mainly for public order offences with two for assaulting a police officer, on Thursday night.
What sort of scum would set off fireworks at a horse? The pathetic little cowards who did this should be arrested and made to pay for their despicable crime. These “anti-Capitalistic” rabble are just nihilists with nothing to contribute to society. They rail against reality – and they show their hatred by taking their petulance out on a horse. Who would blame the animal for tramping the dirt down?
By David Vance On November 6th, 2015 at 5:30 pm
That was the day on which my Grandmother Vance was born.
She played a big part in my life. She left this veil of tears in 1996. I remember my tears at the time.
I learned so much from her. Probably most of my virtues, and certainly none of my vices!
She was a mill worker in the village of Bessbrook and went to work from 6am to 6pm. She never complained and said she enjoyed her work as a weaver. she took pride in it. Many years later, chronic arthritis brought about her early retirement. I can remember her sitting crying in pain but she was a trooper and mostly got on with things.
She did not put value on possessions. She did have her Faith. She did not put her confidence in politicians – and in particular she warned me to stay well away from Dr Ian Paisley! She never liked him. You can tell she was discerning. She had not have a sectarian bone in her body and when she died there were as many Catholics as Protestants at her funeral.
As a modest woman, she would never have thought that her contribution to another life would be put into the public realm. Well, let me assure you that without her, there would be no ATW. She encouraged me in my writing. I recall getting an old beat up green typewriter and sitting at her little table churning out my laughably bad poetry, aged 12. But she told me to keep at it. And I still do, albeit in the form of the prose that has littered the last 16 years on social media.
So, Sarah Jane Vance, you may be long gone from this Earthly sphere, but you are not forgotten in any way and I remain the young man typing away, trying my best to be good and honour you in my life.
By Phantom On November 6th, 2015 at 5:20 pm
Charlie Hebdo has aset of new cartoons, mocking the recent crash of a Russian plane in Egypt.
” Russian Aviation Increases It’s Bombardments “ is the punch line of one of them, as aircraft parts and passengers rain down on an Arab with a gun.
The ” humorless ” Russians don’t get the joke.
Some French ” humorists ” and ” satirists ” mocked the victims of the 9/11 attacks, and now French ” homorists” mock the victims of another terrorist act.
I have very few standards, but not mocking murder victims is one of them.
Je ne suis pas Charlie.
By The Troll On November 6th, 2015 at 1:40 pm
Glen Frey is 67 today here are two written by him. One picked by Monica one by me.
By Pete Moore On November 5th, 2015 at 8:59 pm
It’s long been known and accepted that there’s some leeway in British speed limits. The motorway limit is 70mph. The unofficial leeway is (+10% +2) = 79mph.
I never go above 70 and usually cruise at 69mph, but then I never trust the Police. I’m right not to do so. Beds Police has just announced the stupid and vindictive policy of pro$ecuting anyone caught doing 71mph. It’s stupid because, now and then, it’s necessary to floor the loud pedal to stay safe, say when some vehicles have bunched up. It’s vindictive because there’s no effective difference between 70 and 71, and it’s easy to stray above the limit. It’s an invite then to watch the speedo more than what’s going on outside your motor.
Of course the reason why they’re doing it is to rob even more of our money. They admit it. It’s nothing to do with the law or road safety; like all state parasites they exist to live off of the labour and sweat of the productive. Jeffrey Tucker recently sat in a US traffic court. What he said perfectly sums up Beds Police –
The whole system is clearly a tax-collection scheme masked as justice. In the end, what this court wanted was money, and the people it squeezed were the least able to pay. What I saw rivaled the worst forms of petty tyrannies I’ve read about in history books: how tyrannical kings would use every trick to pillage the population of their meager resources. I very much doubt that there is anything unusual about what I saw. It probably goes on every day in your town, too.
By Pete Moore On November 4th, 2015 at 7:24 pm
17:04 The plane which crashed over the Sinai killing all 224 may have been brought down by a bomb, Downing Street has said.
All flights to and from Sharm el-Sheikh this afternoon have been cancelled after Downing Street disclosed it believes the plane may have been “brought down by an explosive device”.
Downing Street said that the flights have been delayed and that a team of experts have been dispatched to Egypt to investigate further.
That’s quite some statement to put out. Since Downing Street knows nothing it must be acting on info from intelligence officials. As well as the concern over flights in and out of Sharm, COBRA is currently meeting, which is further evidence that the spooks have tangible information that it was a terror attack.
Relations with Russia haven’t been great lately. If it was a terror attack I’d quite like them to be put in the picture. Then I’d get the popcorn in because nothing will stop their revenge.
By Pete Moore On November 4th, 2015 at 7:12 pm
You knew it, you just knew it.
Nine women have suffered sex attacks in South London in the last few weeks. CCTV images showed that the chief suspect is an obvious immigrant. It now seems he’s an Algerian illegal immigrant who’s only been in the country a few months. It’s such a common, everyday thing now you just knew it.
By David Vance On November 3rd, 2015 at 9:50 pm
Wonder what you make of this one?
Ireland will move towards decriminalising substances including heroin, cocaine and cannabis as part of a “radical cultural shift”, the country’s drugs minister has said. Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, the chief of Ireland’s National Drugs Strategy, told a lecture at the London School of Economics on Monday that drug users will be able to inject in specially designated rooms in Dublin from next year.
Yes, decriminalising such lethal substances and turning part of Dublin into a junkies nirvana is indeed “a radical culture shift”
Ireland is moving at an incredible pace. First it becomes the first country in the world to legalise the oxymoron of “gay marriage” and NOW it decriminalises lethal drugs and turns the injecting of such into a State approved and provided activity.