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MORE IPCC ALARMISM….

By ATWadmin On November 17th, 2007 at 10:56 am

earth.jpgI’m sure you may have read the IPCC’s latest "the world is going to end" prognostications. It appears that "Global warming may have “abrupt and irreversible” consequences and could cause the extinction of almost a third of all plant and animal species on the planet. The UN panel of 2,500 scientists is issuing its warning as governments prepare for a crucial climate summit in Bali next month. (Mmmm, nice location for the jamboree, but not exactly emission free, eh?)

Listen, the UN is a political body stacked with tyrannies. The IPCC is a politically appointed body, so let’s drop the pretense that it is somehow "neutral" on the topic of global warming. It’s not – it has an agenda and it pursues it ruthlessly, if lucratively.

As far as I can see, the real objective of this report is to assist Government’s in hiking taxation and on in controlling what we do. The REALTHREAT from this environmentalism is to our freedom. The IPCC is such a shoddy third rate political instrument that only the biased MSM give it any credence.

Just for starters, read this from Dr. Madhav L. Khandekar retired Environment Canada scientist and an expert IPCC reviewer in 2007…

"As one of the invited expert reviewers for the 2007 IPCC documents, I have pointed out the flawed review process used by the IPCC scientists in one of my letters (The Hill Times, May 28, 2007). I have also pointed out in my letter that an increasing number of scientists are now questioning the hypothesis of GHG-induced warming of the earth’s surface and suggesting a stronger impact of solar variability and large-scale atmospheric circulation patterns on the observed temperature increase than previously believed.

 

I would further politely ask Mr. Boucher to do a simple reality check regarding the earth’s temperature change. Since mid-1998, the earth’s mean temperature as a whole has not increased at all, despite billions of tonnes of human-added CO2 in the earth’s atmosphere. In the Southern Hemisphere, the land-area mean temperature has slowly but surely declined in the last few years. The city of Buenos Aires in Argentina received several centimetres of snowfall in early July, and the last time it snowed in Buenos Aires was in 1918!"

 

We can rely on the media to parrot the junk science coming from the IPCC, and I am sure our political masters will appreciate the alarmism it invokes. If there is one good excuse for curtailing our liberties, why it is to save the world!

DO THE MATHS!

By ATWadmin On November 17th, 2007 at 10:49 am

Get this. More than 13,000 Romanians have come to Ireland since their country joined the European Union at the beginning of the year, the latest official figures suggest. However, just 110 work permits have been issued to Romanian nationals in the same period! Mmm.wonder what the 12,890 Romanians without work permits are doing? The jobs the Irish just won’t do? I suppose they must be highly skilled brain surgeons, maybe rocket scientists, skilled workers for sure. Otherwise, why would Ireland allow so many in? If you read the link what is obvious is that the Irish Government, just like the British Government, lies through its teeth when it comes to this issue. 

SAINT BONO AND HIS POVERTY OF IDEAS…

By ATWadmin On November 17th, 2007 at 10:38 am

bonovertigoPA.jpgI was reading that "Ireland’s historic experience of famine has inspired the country to help tackle global poverty" according to U2 frontman Bono.  The "rock legend" is part of the Government’s Hunger Task Force, which was set up last year and met for the second time this afternoon in University College Cork (UCC). It was established to examine how Ireland can help combat world hunger, particularly in Africa. (A trifle ambitious, perhaps?)

Anyway Bono reckons that Irish people around the world understood the need to eradicate hunger and poverty because of the country’s famine experience. "All the Irish around the world know and feel the poetry in this idea, with Irish history rhyming to eradicate hunger," he said. "Ireland deserves real credit for setting course for 0.7 (of Gross National Product (GDP) for Overseas Development Aid), and can leverage this moral leadership to spearhead global efforts on areas of deep concern for us as a nation."

Sorry Bono – but you are profoundly wrong. Like many others on the political left who like to drag their ever-so-refined consciences through the media, he fails to appreciate that the only way for Africa and other parts of the world afflicted by poverty can crawl out of the mire is for democracy to be established, property rights secured and capitalism unleashed. Naturally the thugs that dominate in many of these African nations will happily take the money Bono pushes their way whilst ensuring that there is no progress of any kind. Ireland would do better to keep its’ 0.7% of GDP and stop indulging liberal fantasies.

Things To Come

By ATWadmin On November 17th, 2007 at 10:30 am

Leftist scum in the US have been committing criminal acts of vandalism and intimidation in the district of Olympia, run of course by a Far-Left administration which is actively egging them on, opening City facilities to help them out and, it seems, deliberately hobbling the local Police to ensure that this state of affairs continues and that the perpetrators go completely unpunished.

I make no angry mistake referring to them with such a perjorative – they are demonstrably Leftists and as far as I am concerned, people who use kids as human shields, throw objects in front of moving vehicles and pour concrete onto train tracks are scum. This isn’t protest, this is downright terrorism. A train rolling into the Port they are trying to blockade at even 30 or 40 mph let alone the higher speeds they would usually be at would have been derailed and large numbers of injuries, possibly deaths would certainly have occurred. That is terrorism, and yet either zero sum bail is being granted in the few instances when Police actually turn up to make arrests (as the ‘protesters’ are apparently being given free rein to block civilian vehicles by intimidation at times), or the perpetrators are being released uncharged.

I’m not getting into the arguments some US Bloggers are advancing about ‘treason and sedition’, because, well, these people do have a right to protest in a lawful manner about things that they don’t like, no matter how much I personally loathe them for it. I support every man and woman’s right to sound off, and even to bring their kids if they really feel the need to expose them to that kind of atmosphere and the kids are of sufficient age to make up their own minds about the issue concerned. But when they deliberately put those kids in harm’s way, intimidate other people and prevent them from going about their lawful business, and even commit acts of vandalism which could cause even the slightest scratch (let alone have possibly fatal consequences) to another person they should be locked up just like any other criminal, be investigated by Social Services just like any other neglectful parent.

The fact that this is happening with the full cooperation of Olympia’s city officialdom and also the local State College (which with supreme Moonbat irony is offering counselling on the taxpayers dollar to the poor little Lefties who might have been ‘traumatised’ by the event) is an absolute scandal, and proof positive of what America is letting itself in for if, God help us all, the Democrats were actually to take control of the entire country. This sends a shiver down my spine as it sends my memory back to the mobs of ‘flying pickets’ from the 80’s – something which as a teenager confirmed my utter loathing of the Left and its demagogic abilities to sponsor mass protest. And at least in the 80’s we in the UK had a government which wasn’t at the mercy of local/State policies which allowed Leftist officials to deliberately castrate the ability of the police dealing with those pickets to do their jobs.

What is happening in Olympia may be a very, very worrying sign of what’s to come for America.

ALGERIANS NEED MORE BRITISH WELFARE!

By ATWadmin On November 17th, 2007 at 9:51 am

Here’s an interesting insight into just how lunatic British immigration policy has become under ten years of Labour tyranny.

"An illegal immigrant has demanded to be flown home after saying he was fed up with British people – because they are "rude and unfriendly". Mokhtar Tabet, 30 – who has been given a home, food and free travel around London – claims his local council has breached his human rights by moving him to a place he does not like. He was refused asylum in 2004 and but is, unsurprisingly, still here. He said: "The council evicted me from my home in September and moved me to Streatham, which I don’t like. "The new place is small, and the kitchen closes at 9pm, so I can’t have anything to eat late at night. They have taken away my human rights."

Poor Mokhtar. But it gets worse. You see the local Council only pays his rent, his rates, and his utility bills. He is also given £32 a week in vouchers from Croydon Council to buy food with while he awaits deportation. And it’s not good enough for our angry Algerian.  

"Croydon Council only gives me food vouchers, they won’t give me cash. I want the money. "I have nothing to buy new clothes with, I have to go to a refugee centre. But if there’s not anything nice there, you leave with nothing. "I want the council to give me a bigger flat and money instead of vouchers."

Now it’s worth enquiring as to why  Mokhtar came to the UK. Turns out he left Algeria in 2002 after being arrested for refusing to give up his home so the army could monitor terrorist activity in his town. He needed to find a country where terrorist activity was not monitored so closely so naturally the UK came to mind so over he came!

This is the state the UK has been reduced to by the feckless immigration policy pursued by our political elite. This Algerian should never have been allowed into the UK for starters and the fact that he has been the recipient of State Welfare, (but not enough for his high standards evidently) means that he should be put on the next plane back to Algeria where no doubt he can obtain the cash and benefits that even the UK cannot provide.

Cross-posted at Jammie Wearing Fool

A DHIMMI MAYOR

By ATWadmin On November 16th, 2007 at 10:55 pm

Did you read the recommendations from a new survey commissioned by London Mayor "Red" Ken Livinsgtone? It’s about the UK media and its’ attitude towards the Religion of Peace AND Love.

1. News organisations should review their coverage of issues and events involving Muslims and Islam, and should consider drawing up codes of professional conduct and style guides about use of terminology.

2. News organisations should take measures, perhaps within the framework of positive action in equalities legislation, to recruit more journalists of Muslim heritage who can more accurately reflect the views and experiences of Muslim communities,

3. News organisations should also consider how best to give Muslim staff appropriate professional support and to prevent them being pigeon-holed as specialists in minority issues rather than concerned with the full spectrum of an organisation’s output.

Ken, get up off your knees and stop being such a contemptible dhimmi.  Little wonder Islam feels it is advancing its Dark Ages mentality when it sees the Mayor of London grovelling to gain Islamic respect.

Place nut ‘a’ on bolt ‘b’…..

By ATWadmin On November 16th, 2007 at 10:52 pm

I believe I have mentioned my eldest brother before on this blog, and his world-renowned lack of aptitude for ANYTHING electrical, mechanical or electronic. Our wider family has had collective hysteria over the years about the time he took to replace the batteries in his door bell (TWO HOURS),  or his complete misunderstanding of central heating; but this evening he came up with a new gem.

It seems he was listening to a broadcast which talked about how the famous Bodleian Library in Oxford had arranged to digitise all it’s books, and so make them available over t’Internet. He was puzzled as to how this would work, and asked me if, and here I do not embroider, if the computer user would click on a series of buttons which would start some recording being played of, say, Charles Dance reciting the works of Shakespeare!

He was really p******d off when I collapsed in hysterics, and said just because he didn’t understand computers, there wasn’t any need to start laughing as hard as I did! 

ATW FRIDAY JUKEBOX 2

By ATWadmin On November 16th, 2007 at 10:18 pm

Here’s a toe-tapper that I can even recall dancing to…

Thanksgiving in Iraq

By ATWadmin On November 16th, 2007 at 8:39 pm

This is an incredible story. Brought to us by the photographer/journalist Michael Yon.  I give thanks for Michael Yon, for the courage and ability to report  a side of the Iraqi War, and its aftermath, that the mainstream media just will not, or cannot, report.

Iraq%20church.jpg"It was the first mass said in St John’s since the church was shuttered after the nearby St George’s was destroyed and clergy in the north were kidnapped, tortured and executed.

Today, Muslims mostly filled the front pews of St John’s. Muslims who want their Christian friends and neighbors to come home. The Christians who might see these photos likely will recognize their friends here. The Muslims in this neighborhood worry that other people will take the homes of their Christian neighbors, and that the Christians will never come back. And so they came to St John’s today in force, and they showed their faces, and they said, “Come back to Iraq. Come home.” They wanted the cameras to catch it. They wanted to spread the word: Come home. Muslims keep telling me to get it on the news. “Tell the Christians to come home to their country Iraq.”’

ATW FRIDAY JUKEBOX

By ATWadmin On November 16th, 2007 at 4:23 pm

Here’s a great song from the ATW vaults, and I was delighted to discover I was not the only person here that appreciates it – this one’s going all the way to Texas with my gratitude!