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By David Vance On July 13th, 2015 at 10:52 am

You would need a heart of stone not to laugh at this latest absurdity…

Eurozone leaders have reached agreement over a third Greek bailout after marathon talks in Brussels. EU chairman Donald Tusk said leaders agreed “in principle” on negotiations for the bailout, “which in other words means continued support for Greece”. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said that after a “tough battle”, Greece had secured a “growth package” of €35bn (£25bn), and won debt restructuring. Greece will now have to pass reforms demanded by the eurozone by Wednesday.

Erm, no. There is no “growth package’ whatsoever but merely another tranche of borrowed money to help Greece function in the absence of it being able to pay back the last tranche of borrowed money.It’s as insane as that. Economics has nothing to do with this latest “deal”

This is ALL about keeping poor pathetic Greece INSIDE the EU at all costs. The Greek people evidently prefer this form of EU servitude to the freedom of a GREXIT and they will get their wish as Greece will continue to drown in debt with no chance of any “growth”

Still, if you vote for an inept Communist Government, you can’t really complain when you get nothing but ashes.


By Pete Moore On July 12th, 2015 at 11:01 pm

Tonight it seems that the German finance minister is demanding that Greece transfer 50 billion euros worth of state assets into a fund which he runs, the IMF wants to appoint a new Greek government and the Troika is demanding oversight of all new Greek legislation.

Even Der Spiegel is describing the list of demands as “a catalogue of cruelties”.


Either Tsipras walks out and takes Greece out of the eurozone, or he signs up and his compatriots go completely mental.

it all depends who died!

By Mike Cunningham On July 12th, 2015 at 1:39 pm

Cast your minds back to August last year, and the news of the tragic / necessary (strike the superfluous word out as to your own political ideals) death of black Michael Brown at the hands and bullets of a (Missouri) Ferguson City white policeman. The first news emerged that Brown had been shot in the back, as a white supremacist (naturally) policeman had objected to Brown walking down the middle of the road. Later, the background evidence was seen to support a slightly different event timeline, first with this huge six foot-four, two-hundred-odd pound man being video’d stealing two boxes of cigars from a shop, and slamming the counter-clerk into a display stand when he objected. He then commenced swaggering down the road, and when the cop told him to move, he turned and attacked the cop whilst the cop was still in his car! As he had not grabbed the cop’s gun, Brown then first ran, then turned and went back to attack the policeman, at which the cop fired six rounds, hitting Brown twice in the head, and killing him immediately. I should not need to remind you of the rioting, the claims of ‘racism’, the ‘shocked family’ issuing statements denying that Michael Brown was anything else than a ‘gentle giant’ who had spoken with the Lord. ( that’s the Black Lord, by the way) We also remember the blatant attacks on the Ferguson police by none other that former Attorney-General Holder, who ‘felt the parents’ pain’ as he routinely denigrated honest policemen whose behaviour would later be proved to be impeccable. We also saw three White House aides attend the funeral. Lots and lots of ‘We feel your pain’ bullshit.

We turn now the murder of 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle, allegedly at the hands of a Mexican laborer who had been deported five times. This same ‘illegal immigrant’ who was shielded against questioning or arrest as to his documentation status by the so-called ‘Sanctuary city’ of San Francisco bought a gun, and killed Kathryn Steinie. Strange to relate, not many people rioted on the San Francisco streets in response to this motiveless killing; no calls for a judicial review of the way in which this woman was shot as she walked with her father and a friend on the Embarcadero; no  high-profile civil-rights activists came to comfort the stricken parent as he watched his daughter moved into the morgue. Not a peep from the White House on the inaction of the so-called ‘Sanctuary City” of San Francisco’s authorities when they did not arrest this illegal immigrant despite Federal statutes stating that they must.

Now just stand back, and gaze at the two killings, if you will. Two very different crimes, but two killings just the same: one black man dies; one white woman dies, but there the equailty ends. One white woman dies at the hand and gun of a Mexican ‘illegal’, and the Country just shakes its collective head, and turns away. a black man dies after attempting to attack, maim or even kill a white policeman, and the city’s black population explodes into riot, the Washington big-wigs swarm the city, the civil-rights talking heads gear up for the long haul, and a cop resigns despite being cleared of any crime.

Do I hear the faint strains of ‘The Home of the Brave’ as they fade away; or was that tune ‘Nobody, nobody knows my, my sorrow’ instead?


By David Vance On July 12th, 2015 at 1:14 pm

The farce gets even more absurd. You will recall that TODAY has been touted as D-day for Greece and whether it would gain the acceptance of the other Eurozone financial leaders! Well….

EU leaders summit cancelled as ministers say ‘not possible’ to do deal today! Athens’ fate rests on a knife edge as Slovakia and Finland say little chance of a deal on a third Greek bail-out today

Mmmm..there may SAY that today, but tomorrow? France and Italy want to deal – and Germany probably wants to deal. None of this matters since Greece is bankrupt and will stay that way. Nor will it make ANY meaningful reforms but that is beside the point. The POINT of all of this is to protect the failing Eurozone. Uber alles.

12th JULY…

By David Vance On July 12th, 2015 at 1:06 pm

Lest we forget :-



By David Vance On July 12th, 2015 at 1:05 pm

Seen this monstrosity?


On July 7 the Memphis City Council voted unanimously to exhume the body of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest from its 110 year resting place and move it to another location. The body of Forrest’s wife will be exhumed as well. 

According to Local Memphis, the council voted to exhume Forrest’s remains from Health Sciences Park on Union Avenue. They plan to sell a statue of Forrest as well–they are thinking of “selling the statue to anyone who wants it.”

So, even the long dead are not safe from the mob. Well, maybe some are…


This is mob hysteria and the White House appears to welcome it.


By David Vance On July 12th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Isn’t it strange what induces liberal outrage?


…that go down to the Sea in ships.

By Mike Cunningham On July 12th, 2015 at 9:36 am

Yeah, we know its a Movie, and we also know that movies are made to make money; but, just for a change, reflect on the Men who signed up for the US Coastguard.

They will hopefully be shown as the stuff of which legends are made.

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By Pete Moore On July 11th, 2015 at 7:18 pm

IT’S a super sizzling summer of sport. I dunno where it came from, but England’s fine cricketing chaps today beat the Aussies inside four days to go 1-0 up in the Ashes. That’s a thrashing. Keep it up chaps.

Making me go all goggle eyed was watching the cricket online and Le Tour on the telly. I thought it was going to be an uneventful first week, and what a wrong prediction that was. It’s been thrills and spills almost every day. I do appreciate a decent photo, and this is a great gallery from the first week. They might be skinny boys, but cycling is a hard man’s sport and that’s obvious from some of the shots.


There are also a few videos. Go Pro cameras have been attached to the bikes and mechanics. It’s a great idea in my opinion. We’re getting points of view we’ve never seen before, what it sounds like in the peloton and you get a real sense of the speeds these riders go at.


By Pete Moore On July 11th, 2015 at 5:49 pm

As someone has been saying in these here parts …


Eggheads have concluded that a mini ice age is on the way. Reports The Telegraph –

The earth is 15 years from a “mini ice-age” that will cause bitterly cold winters during which rivers such as the Thames freeze over, scientists have predicted.

Solar researchers at the University of Northumbria have created a new model of the sun’s activity which they claim produces “unprecedentedly accurate predictions”.

They said fluid movements within the sun, which are thought to create 11-year cycles in the weather, will converge in such a way that temperatures will fall dramatically in the 2030s.

I’ll be alright. I like cold weather. Bring it on. But you do have to wonder: how will those prayer wheels and solar panels work in such a scenario? We won’t even be able to burn them for warmth. Maybe nuclear power isn’t so bad after all.