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Go Jeddah United!

By ATWadmin On June 16th, 2008 at 1:54 pm

The International Olympic Committee is thought to be putting increasing pressure on Saudi Arabia to include women in the future. London 2012 may therefore see Saudi women Olympians for the first time. If not, it is conceivable the Kingdom may not be allowed to enter an all-male team.

Woo-hoo! Well if you are interested in women’s rights in these godforsaken Islamic and oil rich hellholes, you can live in hope. As indeed do the women there. A pioneering all women’s basketball outfit called Jeddah United hope to promote basketball among young Saudis who may one day be able to compete internationally. They are doing so unofficially and ‘unapproved’. Sport is banned at girls state schools but these ladies are challenging the rules.

I realize people feel the Olympics are a waste of space for various political reasons but Tibet has garnered renewed focus and enormous support since China were selected – making it at least awkward for the hosts to dodge the issue.  Jeddah United and the brave Saudi girls deserve the spotlight the Olympics can afford them and I hope London does prove to be a useful political platform.

"We are not official or approved of," says Danaya al-Maeena co-founder of Jeddah United basketball team.

"It is a challenge and it is the beginning of something that we really believe in. …A lot of the women were depressed and this just lifts them up. It gives them a sense of meaning and belonging," said Danaya al-Maeena.

Most senior Saudi clerics do not agree with them. In March the Grand Mufti ordered a Riyadh university to cancel a women’s marathon. Religious leaders banned a football match last year.

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THE WORLD’S NUMBER ONE TERRORIST?

By ATWadmin On June 16th, 2008 at 12:42 pm

bush%20protest.jpgI caught the coverage of  the street protest organised against the visit by President Bush today in Belfast. There were prominent posters declaring George Bush to be "The World’s Number One Terrorist". Now I imagine Martin McGuinness may be a bit miffed at this  – after all he has put into that particular activity – but is there ANYBODY out there with any sanity that buys this hateful extreme-leftist tripe? At a time when we have Bin Laden, Ahamadinead, Bashar, Mugabe et all – only the truly deluded would see the democratically elected President of the United States as a terrorist. And the truly deluded are on the streets today baying at the moon and it is all lapped up by the media.

SEND IN THE UN…

By ATWadmin On June 16th, 2008 at 12:28 pm

It’s pretty clear that Zimbabwe is a totalitarian hell-hole ruled by the Marxist thug Mugabe. His contempt for the well being of the Zimbabwean population is obvious. But what is to be done to help the poor and starving, the terrorised and the brutalised in this country? W


ell, the UN has a plan and guess what, we’ve heard it before.



“A top UN official is due in Zimbabwe for a five-day visit ahead of the presidential run-off, which continues to be marred by political violence. Haile Menkerios is expected to meet politicians to discuss the situation in the run-up to the 27 June vote.”


Talks and discussions that DO nothing – that is the UN mantra. The political Left love this empty dialogue – it operates as a surrogate for doing something of substance. When I listen to the barrage of criticism directed the way of the US for actually taking action and doing things – however imperfectly - and contrast that to the demur approval for the UN’s approach of doing nothing (See also under Sudan genocide et al) it makes me very clear as to just how malignant both the MSM and UN are.

OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF MORONS….

By ATWadmin On June 16th, 2008 at 10:35 am

I was on the BBC’s Nolan Show this morning – there to discuss the visit of President Bush to Northern Ireland today. Before I got on-air I listened to the ravings of the Bush-haters out there. One gentleman declared Bush a waste of space, stupid, on a free holiday and an idiot. Another objected to all the money being spent on the security for his visit (No problems when similar monies were spent on Clinton’s visits, natch) And then after listening to the laughably incoherent mutterings of Sir Reg Empey (The noble knight believes that Iraq "gone badly wrong" because there was no "post conflict plan" – I wanted to ask him what post-confict plan Churchill had for poste WW2 but it would have been wasted on him) Then my moment came. I was on against the leader of the alleged "anti-war" protestors – Sudent Grant -who along with his pals are there to protest against Bush the war criminal. I made my points and you can listen to it here. Go to 23 minutes into the broadcast and have a laugh. The killer line however was the leader of these crazed anti-US protestors declaring that the main objective was to use the media to embarrass Bush and he was pleased with the co-operation received.  That’s all you need to know. The BBC hate Bush, the anti-democracy protestors hate Bush and I am very pleased to be in the opposite  corner.

When It Rains It Pours on Global Warming

By ATWadmin On June 16th, 2008 at 1:05 am

It’s not just the Morton Salt girl seeking shelter from the storm.  Bad news for those with their fortunes tied to Global Warming Panic….but great news for the rest of us:  Global Warming seems to have disappeared. umbgirl_1968.jpg

The Global Warming trend, observed during the 1980’s and the 1990’s, ceased in 1998.  Now, for almost 10 years, there has been a global COOLING trend.

John Coleman, founder of “The Weather Channel,” remarks:

"Through all history, Earth has shifted between two basic climate regimes: ice ages and what paleoclimatologists call “Interglacial periods”.  For the past 10 thousand years the Earth has been in an interglacial period.  That might well be called nature’s global warming because what happens during an interglacial period is the Earth warms up, the glaciers melt and life flourishes. Clearly from our point of view, an interglacial period is greatly preferred to the deadly rigors of an ice age.  Mr. Gore and his crowd would have us believe that the activities of man have overwhelmed nature during this interglacial period and are producing an unprecedented, out of control warming.

Well, it is simply not happening.  Worldwide there was a significant natural warming trend in the 1980’s and 1990’s as a Solar cycle peaked with lots of sunspots and solar flares.  That ended in 1998 and now the Sun has gone quiet with fewer and fewer Sun spots, and the global temperatures have gone into decline.  Earth has cooled for almost ten straight years.  So, I ask Al Gore, where’s the global warming?

The cooling trend is so strong that recently the head of the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change had to acknowledge it.  He speculated that nature has temporarily overwhelmed mankind’s warming and it may be ten years or so before the warming returns.  Oh, really.  We are supposed to be in a panic about man-made global warming and the whole thing takes a ten year break because of the lack of Sun spots.  If this weren’t so serious, it would be laughable.

Now allow me to talk a little about the science behind the global warming frenzy. I have dug through thousands of pages of research papers, including the voluminous documents published by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.  I have worked my way through complicated math and complex theories. Here’s the bottom line: the entire global warming scientific case is based on the increase in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere from the use of fossil fuels.  They don’t have any other issue.  Carbon Dioxide, that’s it.

Hello Al Gore; Hello UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.  Your science is flawed; your hypothesis is wrong; your data is manipulated.  And, may I add, your scare tactics are deplorable.  The Earth does not have a fever.  Carbon dioxide does not cause significant global warming.

The focus on atmospheric carbon dioxide grew out a study by Roger Revelle who was an esteemed scientist at the Scripps Oceanographic Institute. He took his research with him when he moved to Harvard and allowed his students to help him process the data for his paper.  One of those students was Al Gore. That is where Gore got caught up in this global warming frenzy.  Revelle’s paper linked the increases in carbon dioxide, CO2, in the atmosphere with warming.  It labeled CO2 as a greenhouse gas.

Charles Keeling, another researcher at the Scripps Oceanographic Institute, set up a system to make continuous CO2 measurements.  His graph of these increases has now become known as the Keeling Curve.  When Charles Keeling died in 2005, his son David, also at Scripps, took over the measurements.  Here is what the Keeling curve shows: an increase in CO2 from 315 parts per million in 1958 to 385 parts per million today, an increase of 70 parts per million or about 20 percent.

All the computer models, all of the other findings, all of the other angles of study, all come back to and are based on CO2 as a significant greenhouse gas. It is not.

Here is the deal about CO2, carbon dioxide.  It is a natural component of our atmosphere.  It has been there since time began.  It is absorbed and emitted by the oceans.  It is used by every living plant to trigger photosynthesis.  Nothing would be green without it.  And we humans; we create it.  Every time we breathe out, we emit carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.  It is not a pollutant. It is not smog.  It is a naturally occurring invisible gas.

Let me illustrate. I estimate that this square in front of my face contains 100,000 molecules of atmosphere.  Of those 100,000 only 38 are CO2; 38 out of a hundred thousand.  That makes it a trace component.  Let me ask a key question: how can this tiny trace upset the entire balance of the climate of Earth?  It can’t.  That’s all there is to it; it can’t.

The UN IPCC has attracted billions of dollars for the research to try to make the case that CO2 is the culprit of run-away, man-made global warming.  The scientists have come up with very complex creative theories and done elaborate calculations and run computer models they say prove those theories. They present us with a concept they call radiative forcing. The research organizations and scientists who are making a career out of this theory, keep cranking out the research papers. Then the IPCC puts on big conferences at exotic places, such as the recent conference in Bali. The scientists endorse each other’s papers, they are summarized and voted on, and viola, we are told global warming is going to kill us all unless we stop burning fossil fuels.

May I stop here for a few historical notes?  First, the internal combustion engine and gasoline were awful polluters when they were first invented.  And, both gasoline and automobile engines continued to leave a layer of smog behind right up through the 1960’s.  Then science and engineering came to the environmental rescue.  Better exhaust and ignition systems, catalytic converters, fuel injectors, better engineering throughout the engine and reformulated gasoline have all contributed to a huge reduction in the exhaust emissions from today’s cars. Their goal then was to only exhaust carbon dioxide and water vapor, two gases widely accepted as natural and totally harmless.  Anyone old enough to remember the pall of smog that used to hang over all our cities knows how much improvement there has been.  So the environmentalists, in their battle against fossil fuels and automobiles had a very good point forty years ago, but now they have to focus almost entirely on the once harmless carbon dioxide.  And, that is the rub.  Carbon dioxide is not an environmental problem; they just want you now to think it is.

Numerous independent research projects have been done about the greenhouse impact from increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide.  These studies have proven to my total satisfaction that CO2 is not creating a major greenhouse effect and is not causing an increase in temperatures.  By the way, before his death, Roger Revelle coauthored a paper cautioning that CO2 and its greenhouse effect did not warrant extreme countermeasures.

So now it has come down to an intense campaign, orchestrated by environmentalists claiming that the burning of fossil fuels dooms the planet to run-away global warming.  Ladies and Gentlemen, that is a myth.

So how has the entire global warming frenzy with all its predictions of dire consequences, become so widely believed, acc
epted and regarded as a real threat to planet Earth?  That is the most amazing part of the story.

To start with global warming has the backing of the United Nations, a major world force.  Second, it has the backing of a former Vice President and very popular political figure.  Third it has the endorsement of Hollywood, and that’s enough for millions. And, fourth, the environmentalists love global warming.  It is their tool to combat fossil fuels. So with the environmentalists, the UN, Gore and Hollywood touting Global Warming and predictions of doom and gloom, the media has scrambled with excitement to climb aboard.  After all the media loves a crisis.  From YK2 to killer bees the media just loves to tell us our lives are threatened. And the media is biased toward liberal, so it’s pre-programmed to support Al Gore and UN.  CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times, The LA Times, The Washington Post, the Associated Press and here in San Diego The Union Tribune are all constantly promoting the global warming crisis.

So who is going to go against all of that power?  Not the politicians. So now the President of the United States, just about every Governor, most Senators and most Congress people, both of the major current candidates for President, most other elected officials on all levels of government are all riding the Al Gore Global Warming express.  That is one crowded bus.

I suspect you haven’t heard it because the mass media did not report it, but I am not alone on the no man-made warming side of this issue.  On May 20th, a list of the names of over thirty-one thousand scientists who refute global warming was released.  Thirty-one thousand of which 9,000 are Ph.ds.  Think about that.  Thirty-one thousand.  That dwarfs the supposed 2,500 scientists on the UN panel. In the past year, five hundred of scientists have issued public statements challenging global warming.   A few more join the chorus every week.  There are about 100 defectors from the UN IPCC.  There was an International Conference of Climate Change Skeptics in New York in March of this year.  One hundred of us gave presentations.  Attendance was limited to six hundred people.  Every seat was taken. There are a half dozen excellent internet sites that debunk global warming.  And, thank goodness for KUSI and Michael McKinnon, its owner.  He allows me to post my comments on global warming on the website KUSI.com.  Following the publicity of my position form Fox News, Glen Beck on CNN, Rush Limbaugh and a host of other interviews, thousands of people come to the website and read my comments.  I get hundreds of supportive emails from them.  No I am not alone and the debate is not over.

In my remarks in New York I speculated that perhaps we should sue Al Gore for fraud because of his carbon credits trading scheme.  That remark has caused a stir in the fringe media and on the internet.  The concept is that if the media won’t give us a hearing and the other side will not debate us, perhaps we could use a Court of law to present our papers and our research and if the Judge is unbiased and understands science, we win.  The media couldn’t ignore that. That idea has become the basis for legal research by notable attorneys and discussion among global warming debunkers, but it’s a long way from the Court room.

I am very serious about this issue.  I think stamping out the global warming scam is vital to saving our wonderful way of life.

The battle against fossil fuels has controlled policy in this country for decades. It was the environmentalist’s prime force in blocking any drilling for oil in this country and the blocking the building of any new refineries, as well. So now the shortage they created has sent gasoline prices soaring. And, it has lead to the folly of ethanol, which is also partly behind the fuel price increases; that and our restricted oil policy.  The ethanol folly is also creating a food crisis throughput the world – it is behind the food price rises for all the grains, for cereals, bread, everything that relies on corn or soy or wheat, including animals that are fed corn, most processed foods that use corn oil or soybean oil or corn syrup. Food shortages or high costs have led to food riots in some third world countries and made the cost of eating out or at home budget busting for many.

So now the global warming myth actually has lead to the chaos we are now enduring with energy and food prices. We pay for it every time we fill our gas tanks.  Not only is it running up gasoline prices, it has changed government policy impacting our taxes, our utility bills and the entire focus of government funding. And, now the Congress is considering a cap and trade carbon credits policy.  We the citizens will pay for that, too. It all ends up in our taxes and the price of goods and services.

So the Global warming frenzy is, indeed, threatening our civilization.  Not because global warming is real; it is not.  But because of the all the horrible side effects of the global warming scam.

I love this civilization.  I want to do my part to protect it.
If Al Gore and his global warming scare dictates the future policy of our governments, the current economic downturn could indeed become a recession, drift into a depression and our modern civilization could fall into an abyss. And it would largely be a direct result of the global warming frenzy.

My mission, in what is left of a long and exciting lifetime, is to stamp out this Global Warming silliness and let all of us get on with enjoying our lives and loving our planet, Earth."

Link to the article. 

 

 

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THEM AND US!

By ATWadmin On June 15th, 2008 at 10:45 am

davis.jpgEver since Conservative politician David Davis publicly resigned his seat and forced a by election on the 42 Day Detention Bill and the ever-increasing surveillance society Britain has become under Labour, he has been mocked, jeered, laughed at and in every other way lampooned by the political and media elite. The BBC speculated that he was mad. The idea of a politician standing up for his principles was skewered. We are clear then what the political village thinks when one of their own goes native and steps outside the tent. But wonder what the ordinary people think?

David Davis has massive public support for his shock move to force a by-election over the Government’s decision to detain terror suspects for up to 42 days without charge. And he is set to win a historic and decisive victory in his Haltemprice and Howden seat, near Hull – as the first opinion poll carried out in the constituency proves. It reveals that he would easily beat former Sun Editor Kelvin MacKenzie – who has said he plans to contest the seat on a ‘pro-42 day’ ticket – by 67 per cent to 14. MacKenzie is now rumoured to be considering abandoning his pledge to stand against Davis. Yeah, what a man of principle MacKenzie is.

And significantly, it shows there is widespread support in the constituency for Mr Davis’s claim that the Government has turned into a ‘Big Brother’ state – while violent criminals go scot-free. Overall, those polled do not agree with claims by Tory critics that the by-election is a ‘publicity stunt’.  Nearly seven out of 10 say Mr Davis has acted in a principled way, with fewer than one in four disagreeing.

So, the ordinary British people support the stance taken by Davis even as he is derided and written off by the vulpine political elite.

 I know which side I am on. Do you?

THE GROOM MAY KISS THE GROOM?

By ATWadmin On June 15th, 2008 at 10:30 am

Well now, the first gay "marriage" to be held in an Anglican church has reignited controversy over homosexual clergy and same sex civil partnerships.

The Reverend Peter Cowell and the Rev Dr David Lord exchanged vows at St Bartholomew the Great in the City of London last month. Church of England guidelines say gay clergy can enter a civil partnership if they provide reassurance that they will abstain from sex. Couples who ask a priest to bless their union must be dealt with "pastorally and sensitively" on an individual basis. This is the first time a full ceremony has been held for a same sex couple. Reverend Martin Dudley, who led the ceremony, said he disagrees with the official guidance.

A few questions.

In a gay wedding, is there a bride and groom..or is it two grooms and no bride?

Do they kiss as an expression of their life-long commitment to each other – and does the Reverend Dudley believe that God approves of this display of overt homosexuality in a Church og God?

I don’t get the "it’s alright if there is no sex" angle here. I mean, is full sex out but heavy petting ok? There is NO way that homosexual unions can have ANY form of Christian blessing and I am sorry if that offends some but that’s the way it is with sin – kinda hard to make it seem nice and cozy.

In my view, the Anglican Church has become an ABOMINATION on this and many other issues. I hope that those deviant Vicars involved will be disciplined for breaking Church teachings but in the final analysis, judgement will be passed on them  by a higher power than even Druid Williams.

CLOUD CUCKOO LAND…

By ATWadmin On June 15th, 2008 at 10:16 am

The Sunday Times is always amusingly pro-UK PM Gordon Brown and nowhere is this more evident in this piece of trash concerning the  notion that Gordon the Brave is privately ready to sacrifice the Lisbon treaty rather than allow the Irish " no" vote to create a two-tier Europe. Mmmmm. I detect spin.

Despite the Irish referendum, France, Germany and senior Brussels officials have insisted there should be no delay in implementing the European Union blueprint. But No 10 sources say the prime minister would rather see the entire constitutional treaty collapse than allow individual member states to be left trailing in a two-speed Europe. A Downing Street source said: “The legal position on this is very clear: the treaty cannot come into force until all 27 countries have ratified it.” One senior government official said anyone who thought the Irish vote could be ignored was “living in cloud-cuckoo-land”.

But THAT is exactly the situation. The Eurocrats DO live in cloud cuckoo land, safe in their feathered Brussels nest. Brown WILL go along with whatever is proposed and legality has got nothing to do with it. Laws can be changed to accommodate the wishes of all  the European Little Hitler’s.

DO AS I SAY…

By ATWadmin On June 15th, 2008 at 10:00 am

article-1026553-019BF1C000000578-382_233x423.jpgTalking of clowns, here’s another one. Meet the ludicrous Sir Al Aynsley-Green, the Government’s so-called Children’s Tsar. Now Al is the guy who thinks it wrong to hold teenagers to the same standards of civility and lawfulness that apply to the rest of us. He is  DRIPPING WET liberal and is often the way, he’s also a gross hypocrite..

"According to Wiltshire Police, the 65-year-old Children’s Commissioner for England has been ‘liaising’ with a beat officer over his ‘concerns’ about young tearaways near his £1.5million home in Salisbury. He has officially reported one case of criminal damage to his 16th Century former parsonage – a smashed window – and has spoken to an officer about a series of similar problems in the area over the past two years. A 9ft wire-mesh fence has even been erected along one of Sir Al’s walls to protect it from damage…"

Al, why don’t you take your own advice. A teenage thug is just a friend you haven’t met yet. When they vandalise your mansion. Al, it is a cry for help. These kids are a-hurting, they are demonised by an uncaring establishment – they need YOU to understand them – not report them! Each brick through your window is a glimpse into their troubled souls. Right?

CLOWN PARADE….

By ATWadmin On June 15th, 2008 at 9:30 am

I read that Northern Ireland’s leaders have been urged to raise the issue of prisoners in Guantanamo Bay with President George Bush during his visit to Belfast tomorrow.

bob-bell-bozo-clown-color.jpgToday, Amnesty International will stage a street protest over rendition flights and conditions in Guantanamo. Up to 50 "activists" dressed in orange jumpsuits are to march through Belfast city centre. Amnesty has also written to the first and deputy first ministers asking them to raise the issues with the president. Patrick Corrigan, Amnesty’s Northern Ireland programme director, said people were concerned about human rights. "Many, many people in Northern Ireland share our concern about the human rights abuses that have been committed in the name of the so-called war on terror," he said.

Note the "so-called" caveat that Amnesty throw in. You see this cuts to the chase of the entire issue, Amnesty does not believe that we face a global Jihad despite all the evidence. There is no war on terror – 9/11 is put in the memory hole, the issue is not murderous Islamics, it is George Bush. Frankly, I couldn’t give a toss what this troupe of clowns thinks. I despise what Amnesty has become and hope that it is an Amnesty spokesman that faces me tomorrow on the BBC. We’ll see about the "so-called" war on terror and this "so-called" human rights group then.