By David Vance On March 11th, 2015 at 8:41 pm
Charlie Hebdo has been named as “2015 International Islamophobe of the year”, despite many of its staff having been killed by Jihadists in January.
The annual ‘award’ was given by Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC), a British group that claims to campaign against terrorism. According to the Jihad apologist Muslim website 5Pillars the award was given to Charlie Hebdo because of its “continual stoking of Islamophobic sentiment by caricaturing Muslims as terrorists and ridiculing their beliefs.”
Pity so many of the Charlie Hebdo staff are unable to collect this award, isn’t it? Being dead is such a bummer when it comes to award ceremonies.
The Islamic Human Rights Commission – an oxymoron full of morons.
By Mike Cunningham On March 11th, 2015 at 9:50 am
Leading every News broadcast on the BBC this morning was an item telling of Babies been literally sold on line in China to childless couples. The ‘shocked and disturbed’ reporter stated how they had called the woman who had advertised her child on the Internet, and after confirming her story was correct, contacted the authorities. Other instances of this practice were also related, and everyone agreed how terrible it was, and how sad, and how lucky we were to live in a country where that sort of practice wasn’t tolerated at all!
Sad and nasty this story mav have been, but has it crossed anyone’s mind that we have heard very little, after the first outbursts of ‘shock and horror’ were broadcast after the truly scandalous tales of Child Rape, torture and Child prostitution emanating from the Paki Muslim stronghold in Oxford. Those stories of horrific acts of brutality against girls as young as eleven, were consistently brushed aside because the girls ‘asked for it’, or were considered ‘streetwise’; or simply ‘too much trouble to check properly’. In a city where one of the most prestigious Universities in the world is sited, where liberal thought reigns supreme; over 370 children were sexually abused, raped and trafficked with complete impunity by a gang of Muslim Pakis who live in Britain but actually believe that they could import their Pashtun tribal beliefs, where women are considered property, where any white girl or woman is considered fair game because they are ‘unbelievers’: and they were allowed to get away with it for over a decade!
Instead of commenting upon a story, however true about child trading in China, perhaps our oh-so-impartial BBC could concentrate upon things that matter in Britain. Perhaps they could write a story about the fact that the Chief Constable, a woman named Sara Thornton repeated her apology to the victims for failing to stop the abusers earlier; but had in fact resigned once she knew the report would be so damning of her Force, and had been appointed to run the National Police Chiefs’ Council, the successor to ACPO. Now that would be a story: you are the Chief Constable of a Force which failed its youngsters so miserably, and you are rewarded with a plum new job, with a great deal more cash, and a better uniform.
By David Vance On March 11th, 2015 at 8:11 am
The very suggestion that a UK Government could “persuade” EU “Partners’ to restrict movement of peoples across it length and breadth is insane and completely countered by reality and things such as this.
“BRITAIN could be hit with a fresh wave of migrants after Germany said it was ready to allow Romania and Bulgaria to join Europe’s passport-free travel area. After that, anyone slipping across the two countries’ borders with, for example, Turkey and Ukraine could travel across the Continent unchallenged.
They would not have to show any documents until they reached the English Channel. The move could open up a passport-free path for illegal immigrants and criminals to move from eastern Europe to the French coast. Ukip MEP Gerard Batten said: “This seems an extraordinary thing for the Germans to do considering Romanians and Bulgarians can travel freely through Europe already. The only people who will benefit from it are those who are not able to cross the EU legally.”
The UK has a choice. It does what the current political majority at Westminster wants and stays INSIDE the EU or it reflects the will of the British people and it GETS OUT. Simple choice really.
By David Vance On March 11th, 2015 at 8:06 am
Hillary Clinton: I sent personal emails to my husband.
Bill Clinton : I don’t use email
Lying liars and the lies they tell.
I suppose the next defence will be it depends on the meaning of “use”?
By Phantom On March 10th, 2015 at 9:26 pm
For some time, Hillary Clinton has been seen as the inevitable Democratic Party nominee for the 2016 election. But something has happened, which may wound her fatally.
For the four years plus that she served as Secretary of State, it is revealed, her email correspondence was done via a private email account. She took pains to avoid the use of an official US federal government email account in the conduct of her cabinet level position. She apparently purchased a private domain name when her Senate confirmation hearings were starting. She took the very unusual step of purchasing a private server at her Chappaqua NY home so that she would be the sole custodian of her electronic work records – not the government. With this sole custody, she could delete records at will, or withhold them from other government employees, including later Secretaries of State, who may have wished to read them.
If I avoided the use of my employers email system in the conduct of my work, I’d be fired on the spot -and correctly so. One hundred percent of my business correspondence resides on the servers of the company I work for. I believe that one hundred percent of Secretary Clinton’s governmental correspondence was supposed to be on government servers.
Supposedly this is not a violation of law, even if it should be. And apparently it is something that other government officials have done, at times.
I think that she is guilty of a gross breach of ethics, one that will disturb liberal Democrats as much as it bothers anyone else. I don’t think that it will go away. The Democrats better start thinking about Plan B.
By David Vance On March 10th, 2015 at 7:43 pm
First, this bit of news.
There will be no scheduled bus or train services in Northern Ireland on Friday due to strike action, Translink says. Bus and train drivers from the Unite and GMB unions are joining the strike action by public sector workers. The action is being taken over budget cuts and job losses. Some Teachers and other public sector “servants” are forecast to join in.
In essence, the public sector unions say they will NOT accept seeing their members in penury. I see. So, then this…
Public sector workers in Northern Ireland are earning 40% more than those employed in the private sector, a new report shows.
Yup. All out on Friday, and stay out!
By David Vance On March 10th, 2015 at 5:57 pm
“The millionaire gay father of a child brought up by a lesbian couple he donated sperm to must pay £20,000 to cover their costs in an extraordinary triangular legal battle between the boy’s three parents.”
This is the modern world.
By David Vance On March 10th, 2015 at 5:47 pm
Oh my aching sides. Sinn Fein have thrown an apparent wobbler and rejected the DUP driven Welfare “reform’ Bill going through Stormont. Things look grim
Peter Robinson has dramatically pulled out of a St Patrick’s Day visit to Washington to meet President Obama, in the wake of the latest Stormont crisis.
OMG – right? Read on, if you dare…..
With the Assembly now facing a real threat to its existence, the First Minister is expected to be in New York today for a series of planned investment meetings, but is due back in Northern Ireland by Thursday.
The Stormont House Agreement now lies in tatters after Sinn Fein withdrew support for welfare reform, and a furious Mr Robinson now has no appetite for the planned trip to the White House alongside Martin McGuinness next week.
It was expected they would be lauded by Mr Obama in the Oval Office after last year’s presidential snub. But a senior DUP source said: “Mr Robinson can see no point in going ahead with the Washington visit in the absence of agreement.” The odds of a snap Assembly election are also growing, as the unforeseen dispute threatens to bring the Stormont government down.
Now then, let’s examine the Sinn Fein position. They are demanding that Welform Reform must not include any Welfare Reform. Such is Provonomics.
They are, of course, playing to the gallery in the Republic and quite happy to cause a little extra crisis here in Northern Ireland. Funniest of all is the DUP pretence that they are SHOCKED Sinn Fein would act “in bad faith”. Of COURSE they operate in bad faith – that is what they do.
A snap Assembly election would also cause great mirth, as the other parties run around like headless chickens.
By Pete Moore On March 9th, 2015 at 8:11 pm
On your marks, Apple zombies
APPLE has just launched their watch, to great fanfare, in San Fran. I didn’t catch it, better things to do like make a living and all that. The Guardian seems to have a good round up. I don’t know all the details, but already it doesn’t work for me. For one thing, it’s awfully ugly. A man simply doesn’t strap something like this on his wrist in the morning –
Another thing is the price. It’ll range from £299 to a high end £8000 model made of 18 carat gold. Now I like a nice watch, and I’ve dropped more than £299 on one. It was the Seiko Sumo, a classic, wear every day diver. It looks as good now as as it did when I bought it. When the mortgage is paid off I’ll treat myself to a Rolex Sumariner black dial. That’ll be about £5k. Before I’m accused of being a spendthrift, I actually have a simple life and enjoy cheap pleasures, but I like a nice watch, appreciate them and get full use for my money. A watch is one of the few things for which I’ll push the boat out.
The thing with the Apple Watch is that we’re talking premium prices for something which will be obsolete when version 2.0 comes out before Christmas. I have a 30 year old Tag Heuer which keeps perfect time and looks good with a shirt, but who wants to wear last year’s Apple?
I can’t imagine how useful it’ll be also. The screen’s too small to look at photos, images or a sat nav. That leaves pairing it with “social media”, which means the geek will be paying alot for something which tells him that 28 people have called him an idiot on twitter, and that doesn’t seem like value for money to me.
By Mike Cunningham On March 9th, 2015 at 7:58 pm
As I am a firm believer in spreading the good news when I read it, I hope that ATW readers both read and digest this commentary piece from the pages of ‘Spiked’.
The man has a point, and as I stated in the comments section ‘ they cannot do any worse that the shower which has run this country into the ground since they shafted Maggie!’