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On This Day…24.01

By ATWadmin On January 24th, 2007 at 10:53 am

1848 – James Marshall discovers gold at Sutter’s Sawmill in California , USA – sparking the ‘Great Gold Rush’.

1935 – In America, canned beer goes on sale for the first time – made by the Krueger Brewery of Richmond, Virginia.

1965 – The greatest and most iconic British Prime Minister in history – Sir Winston Churchill – dies at the age of 90.

1972 – Local farmers discover Shoichi Yokoi, a Japanese sergeant who, unaware that World War II was over, had been hiding the jungles of Guam for 28 years. Guam, a US possession in the western Pacific, was attacked and captured by the Japanese in 1941.

1976 – British politician Margaret Thatcher, leader of the Conservative Party, is dubbed ‘The Iron Lady’ in the Soviet newspaper ‘Red Star’ after her speech on the threat of Communism.

1986 – The beginning of the end for London’s Fleet Street – home to most British national newspapers – when staff of the ‘Sun’ and ‘News of the World’ are told they are moving to new premises in London’s Docklands.

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By ATWadmin On January 24th, 2007 at 9:46 am

For the first time in one hell of a long time, a British religious leader has spoken on a matter of conscience, and has received support from two more British religious leaders; in an outright condemnation of the latest batch of homo-sexual-friendly Regulations which are destined to hit the Statute Books, and therefore coming soon to a home near to you!

A great deal has been written, and spoken, about the need to cancel and outlaw all forms of discrimination, but I think, and possibly many more think as I do, that perhaps this Government, in it’s urge to placate the vociferous homosexual and lesbian lobbies, has written one set of rules too far! In their supine assent to the statement of ‘anything goes’, they have, perhaps for the first time, miscalculated! The queer-friendly bunch which gave the bent Mandelson two shots at goal, both of which he blew, before slotting him into the E.U. Commission also reckoned that the British public would, as has happened many, many times in the past, opened one eye and focussed one ear, only to shrug and go back to EastEnders/Celebrity garbage bins/the big tits on Page Three/moronic chanting while being judged by a very rich clown with a masochistic twist/ (excise those choices which do not apply)!

They forgot that, deep in the Human psyche there is a neanderthal ability to sense danger! The fact that there does remain, certainly in the British consciousness, a sense to detect that perhaps our politicians, or our justice system have gone further than what is deemed ‘acceptable’ by the mass body Politic. We retain, within our national structures, despite the occasional lunacies uttered by certain members of the higher religious fraternity, a deep respect for these men because of who they are, and what they stand for. Personally, I have little time for the wafflings of Rowan Williams, less than that for the faux-tribal antics of John Sentamu, and I really do believe that Cormac Murphy O’Connor should have stood down over the allegations of cover-up over paeadophilic priests; but, and it is a large ‘but’, these men, in general, reflect the basic thoughts of this country as far as what is ‘allowable’ or ‘acceptable’.

When these men state that children do best when living in a family unit comprising a father and a mother, that is a fairly straightforward item to grasp! So when these three men, of one cut of ‘cloth’ or another, come straight out and challenge the Government regarding one sector of the Equality Act, regarding the right of homosexual couples to adopt children placed in the care of the Church, I think the whole act should be dropped, as a step too far for British people to take, both for now and in the future!

DENIAL…

By ATWadmin On January 24th, 2007 at 9:27 am

How interesting to read that Britain is not fighting a “war on terror” and that London is not a battlefield according to the Director of Public Prosecutions Sir Ken Macdonald, QC.



 “London is not a battlefield. Those innocents who were murdered on July 7 2005 were not victims of war.”


 


Pure denial. Sir Ken believes that these acts were criminal acts, like car theft, and that the criminal law is quite sufficient to deal with them. That is EXACTLY the same thinking that characterised the Clinton administration – the thinking that led to 9/11. The thinking that encourages Bin Laden. The thinking that ensured when the US had a chance to kill the Al Queda leader , it opted out.


It strikes me that London will have to suffer a 9/11 scale of Islamic terror outrage to jolt deluded liberals like Sir Ken out of his intellectual stupor. And maybe even then they will turn around and blame our “foreign policy” Militant Islam IS at war with us. They’re counting on the gullibility of those such as the DPP to ensure that we don’t fight back using every means at our command. Perhaps they’re BANKING on it. 

NO FREE BREAKFAST…..

By ATWadmin On January 24th, 2007 at 9:11 am

_40886098__petrobinson203.jpgEver hear the expression that there is no such thing as a free breakfast?

DUP Deputy Leader Peter Robinson appears not to have heard this if we take his endorsement of the decision by the Irish Government to include expenditure on Northern Ireland in it’s NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN. at face value The putative undertaker of the Union said that any contribution to making Northern Ireland more economically competitive was a good thing. He also said his party was happy to work with the Irish Government on matters of "mutual benefit".

In order to cover his back, Robinson said the planned spending posed no risk to Northern Ireland’s sovereignty or constitutional status and the DUP would have the right to vet each project proposed under the NDP.

Now then Peter, you might think that your little caveat is enough to lull alarmed DUP supporters back into the stupor that suits you best but hey, it’s only fair that some of us point out a few inconvenient truths.

1. Why does the Dublin government want to include Northern Ireland in its NATIONAL strategies? Good-will?

2. The DUP is on record condemning North-South bodies as embryonic to a de facto,mif not de jure, unitary Irish State. These expenditure which Robinson endorses will flow through such bodies, thus strengthening them.

3. What may be of "mutual benefit" to the DUP and Dublin Government is not necessarily of benefit to the Union.

There is no free breakfast – Robinson knows this – but his hunger for power remains undiminished.

WE ARE THE SCAVENGERS…

By ATWadmin On January 24th, 2007 at 8:53 am

Wondered what you made of the scenes on Branscombe beach in Devon as dozens (hundreds) of people came to scavenge on the washed up containers from the  MSC Napoli after it had run aground off the south coast of England? I have to say that I found the entire episode to be pretty unedifying, as it brought out the worst in human nature.


The fact is that those large containers washed up on the beach contained other people’s property. This was theft -pure and simple. I listened to a lady from South Africa whose personal possessions had been in one of the containers and who had the misfortune to then watch on TV as people scavenged HER belongings. She seemed stunned to think that British people could behave in such a way – “these are educated people” she repeated. No. They are not. Anyone with a modicum of education would not behave in the way that these scavengers have – many coming from hundreds of miles away to feast on the outcome of this sea disaster.

PRISONS FULL, CRIME FALLS, NO CONNECTION!

By ATWadmin On January 24th, 2007 at 8:46 am

You have to laugh. I listened to Nicky Campbell, the BBC presenter on the moonbat Radio 5 live this morning discussing the absolutely disgraceful request by the Home Office that Judges and magistrates should jail only the most dangerous and persistent criminals. This is because prisons are basically full up.

Campbell, in full-on liberal mode, wondered why it could be that although Prisons are full, crime has fallen.

D’oh!

Here’s my prediction. Build MORE prisons, ensure that all who are convicted of commiting crimes for which imprisonment is the due sentence actually go to jail, and crime will fall even more. Of course the namby-pamby HumanRights Act compliant prison environment needs toughened up so we may sent a message to the criminal underclass that crime does not pay! 

A NEW WRITER JOINS THE ATW TEAM….

By ATWadmin On January 23rd, 2007 at 9:35 pm

Just to let you know that a NEW writer will be joining the team very shortly.

His name is Peter Moore and I hope you will join with me in wishing him every good wish as he seeks to provide thought-provoking and challenging commentary here.  Our ranks continue to grow as ATW seeks to firmly establish itself as THE cutting edge right-of-liberal British based commentary on the web.

Talking Point – 23.01.07

By ATWadmin On January 23rd, 2007 at 3:56 pm

‘The propagandistic efforts of Irish insurrectionists to blacken the collective name of the finest police force ever to be assembled in these islands through nothing other than a report heavy on jackanory and light on facts is doomed to fail.’  Discuss.

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Backyard Terror

By ATWadmin On January 23rd, 2007 at 9:50 am

It is always strange to discover that you live within a few miles of potential terrorists who want to bring about the destruction of the country you live in (Unionists have lived with that unacceptable inconvenience for over eighty years).  This morning, West Yorkshire police raided four houses in the Halifax area and arrested two men on the suspicion of plotting acts of terror. 

Auntie Beeb tells us the men were ‘British Pakistanis’ (whatever that means.  It must be a politically correct euphemism for MUSLIMS), which means that the raids almost certainly took place in the St John’s area of the town, where 95% of its Muslim population live: a fact which puts Halifax near the top of the league when it comes to racially divided towns in the UK.

This arrest proves that nobody can be complacent.  If acts of terror are being plotted in what is a relatively sleepy former mill town, it means the tentacles of Islamic terror stretch into every nook and cranny.  If these men are guilty, a big gesture of thanks should go to the officers who mounted the operation.

On This Day…23.01

By ATWadmin On January 23rd, 2007 at 9:01 am

1556 – An earthquake in the Shensi Province of China kills more than 800,000 people.

1849 – English born Elizabeth Blackwell graduates from a medical school in New York to become the world’s first official female doctor.

1901 – Edward VII is proclaimed King following the death of Queen Victoria.

1963 – British double agent Kim Philby defects to Russia.

1983 – Swedish tennis champion Bjorn Borg announces he is giving up competitive tennis.

1989 – Death of Spanish painter Salvador Dali at the age of 84.