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By ATWadmin On September 5th, 2008 at 12:41 pm

Great to see that Northern Ireland’s environment minister, Sammy Wilson, has provoked the wrath of the Gaia worshippers in an article on climate change he has penned in The Newsletter. Mr Wilson said he believed it occurred naturally and was not man-made. “Resources should be used to adapt to the consequences of
climate change, rather than King Canute-style vainly trying to stop
said the minister. Well said, Sammy. Hopefully I may have my own say on this in The Newsletter in coming days and for once a DUP politician can expect my full endorsement – and then some. The Newsletter is to be congratulated on tackling these sort of issues and I hope Sammy does stay strong and not allow the Green’s and co to bully him into accepting their quack quasi-green religiosity.


By ATWadmin On September 5th, 2008 at 12:29 pm

Did you read that Euro politicians want TV regulators in the EU to set guidelines which would see
the end of anything deemed to portray women as sex objects or reinforce
gender stereotypes.

This could potentially mean an end to attractive women advertising perfume, housewives in the kitchen or men doing DIY. Such
classic adverts as the Diet Coke commercial featuring the bare-chested
builder, or Wonderbra’s “Hello Boys” featuring model Eva Herzigova
would have been banned.

The new rules come in a report by the EU’s women’s rights committee. (Where else, sigh?) Swedish
MEP Eva-Britt Svensson urged Britain and other members to use existing
equality, sexism and discrimination laws to control advertising. She
wants regulatory bodies set up to monitor ads and introduce a
“zero-tolerance” policy against “sexist insults or degrading images”.

No doubt we will be told this cannot happen but this is exactly the sort of worthless exercise that the EU excels at. So, before the ban comes in,  I give you Ms Herzigova’s finest hour. And to hell with the EU.  


By ATWadmin On September 5th, 2008 at 12:22 pm

You’ve heard the trailer trash hockey mom Sarah Palin speak – now give Obama, the great communicator a listen..he’s just such a natural.


By ATWadmin On September 5th, 2008 at 11:24 am

Get this.

The European Union is not happy with the blogosphere. It blames us for the NO vote in Ireland – along with the British media! And it has clear plans for us.

“So today the European Parliament’s Culture Committee has voted for a report (here is the draft) which proposes that the EU should regulate blogs. It’s been a big deal in the Swedish blogosphere/media for some time. The final version of the report released today is somewhat watered down and written in vague language, but it appears as if a few potential regulations are proposed. It seems as if the idea is to make blogs subject to similar rules as the print and broadcast media. Proposals seem to include:

  • Making it impossible to blog anonymously, and making significant bloggers declare their interests.
  • Bloggers would be forced to give a right to reply to persons that are criticized in a blog post.
  • Introducing a code of conduct for the private-user-generated content and a system of royalties for such content (similar to the one used in broadcast media if I understand it correctly).
  • Bloggers should be pressed to voluntarily publish their “aims and background.”

The EU is increasingly totalitarian and it is inevitable that it will try to suppress us and as you can see there is an enthusiasm to curb  what we say, how we say it, and how you even  view it.  To those who support the EU and who also like to visit blogs such as ATW please consider the report which it has produced. It is the beginning of the end for freedom for bloggers if it it developes much further. Will we have to go underground – or move out of the EU?

First they came for the bloggers….

Something Worth Thinking About

By ATWadmin On September 5th, 2008 at 7:23 am

I did it. As many ATW readers know, I homeschooled my daughter for the entirety of 2007, for various reasons some of which included the fact that she simply wasn’t being academically stretched in any meaningful way whilst at school. There were other imperatives involved, but the fact that her teacher for the two terms when she went back at the beginning of 2008 wrote in her final report summary that she is ‘far beyond the expected level of ability in several subjects, but I acknowledge that I cannot personally take credit for this’  says it all about the benefits of homeschooling.

Granted most of us won’t have the facility to take trips to China (!) but there is still a wealth of study opportunity available within a reasonable striking distance in most locales. And there is always the glory of the Internet – her World War One project book was beautifully illustrated and captioned with maps and photographs from a variety of sites and the Internet enabled her to source those visuals to aid the drier academic work. By the end of 2007 this 11 year old was using A-Level History texts and GCSE Maths textbooks and I was helping her cousin with her own GCSE Maths coursework using the same questions I was posing to her.

Now she has got into the best high school for fifty miles around after passing some pretty stiff entrance exams. It is a Humanities specialist school as well which suits both of us as we both have a love of History and Geography. Exactly the kind of place this government is attempting to wipe out with the aid of the so-called ‘Opposition parties’.

Go read the article – the section about the strengthening of the parent-child bond will resonate with those of us who have experienced this process and may even make some of our readers wonder if it would work for them too. Like I said, something worth thinking about.


By ATWadmin On September 5th, 2008 at 7:16 am

Interesting to read that MORE Americans tuned in to watch Sarah Palin than chose to watch Obama! 

According to this report from AP, MORE than 40m watched the Hockey Mom versus 38m watching the Messiah. (Oh, and a mere 24m tuned in to watch Joe Biden btw)  Fox News Channel led the way Wednesday, with 9.2 million people watching Palin’s speech on the cable channel. It was the third-largest audience in its history, behind only President Bush’s speech on Iraq in March 2003 and a Bush-Kerry presidential debate in 2004. Nearly two million more women than men watched Palin.

With viewer stats like that, you can understand why the Dem attack dogs and the media filth have been going after Sarah and her family. They know a threat to their narrative when they see one. I suggest that this past week has only given us but a glimpse of Palin and those Dems who think that she will be worn down once she gets on the campaign trail, and once she has to debate with the likes of slow Joe Biden are living in cuckoo land.

I have not been a fan of McCain up until this point and there are some issues I still profoundly differ with him on BUT, having read his speech, and considered the entire issue, I fully endorse the McCain/Palin ticket and pray to God that the majority of Americans will see it likewise and give us the real change we need. McCain and Palin are such a much more appealing alternative than smug Obama and Washinton insider Biden.


By ATWadmin On September 4th, 2008 at 7:42 pm

Energy prices have been rocketing and it has been speculated upon that the Government was contemplating giving out consumers a one-off  cash payment to help with fuel bills. Not so. It is now being said that this has been ruled out and it is now all about the government negotiating better energy efficiency with the big energy companies in the long-term.  Whatever that means. Sorry, I can’t see the logic on this and it will bring relief to no-one. If government wants to bring relief it needs to cut back on the tax take it extracts from energy and there is no willingness to do this.


By ATWadmin On September 4th, 2008 at 3:18 pm

I see that a  group of prominent Palestinian figures has proposed a radical change in strategy to demand a single, bi-national state if the current round of Middle East peace talks fails.The Palestinian Strategy Study Group, an EU-funded project (Natch!) written by 27 leading Palestinian figures from across the political spectrum, argued that the current two-state framework for peace talks is failing to bring the promised independent state. Instead, it suggested ending the negotiation process that has gone on now for nearly 20 years, reconstituting the Palestinian Authority into what might become a “Palestinian Resistance Authority”, and developing a form of “smart” resistance.  “The central aim will be to maximise the cost of continuing occupation for Israel, and to make the whole prospect of unilateral separation unworkable,” it said. The final, and most striking proposal, is to shift to a “single state outcome” as the Palestinians’ preferred goal. This, it said, would regain the strategic initiative for the Palestinians.  Sure. The Palis want one State – they want Israel free of Jews. Judenfrei. Their loathsome anti-semitism is always there – never far beneath the surface. Truly Israel is cursed having these barbarians on its borders.


By ATWadmin On September 4th, 2008 at 3:08 pm

Did you read about the wounded British soldier home from Afghanistan on sick leave who was forced to spend the night in his car after a hotel refused him a room? Corporal Tomos Stringer was told by staff at Metro Hotel, in Woking, that it was company policy not to accept members of the armed forces as guests. The 24-year-old had travelled to the Surrey town to help with funeral preparations for a friend killed in action.  It was so late that Cpl Stringer, who had broken his wrist jumping off an Army truck as it was attacked, had no choice but to bed down in his tiny, two-door car, arm covered in plaster. What a disgraceful policy! I think that this hotel should be boycotted until this policy is reversed.


By ATWadmin On September 4th, 2008 at 2:53 pm

Yes, it sounds like a rather naughty bedroom activity and come to think of it, I reckon Charles Clarke does get a bit excited at the prospect of UK PM Gordon Brown being ousted from power. Yet that is exactly what he has called for – in a further sign that this Labour administration is doomed. The former Home Secretary said that unless Mr Brown can quickly “establish a clear political direction” then he should “go with honour”. If the Prime Minister fails to resign voluntarily, the Cabinet should take steps to remove him, Mr Clarke said.  It’s open warfare amongst this rabble and the only pity is that our country suffers as they fight to re-arrange the deck-chairs on the Titanic.