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By ATWadmin On January 18th, 2007 at 8:36 am

shilpa.jpgI know I covered this yesterday, but since then the story has gained INTERNATIONAL dimensions, with globe trotting C02 emitting Gordon Brown condemning the alleged "racist remarks" made on the Channel 4 Big Brother programme about Bollywood star, and BB housemate, Shilpa Shetty. (Phew, glad I typed that surname correctly!) There have been reports of outrage in India, with a small-scale protest in the eastern Indian city of Patna which saw the burning of an effigy. (An effigy of WHAT?- Jade Goody, hopefully)

Now, a few points to be made on this.

1. It shows the raw POWER of the MSM, in so far as it can take a non-story, a real non-event in the greater scheme of things, twist it into self-loathing "Racism" and then turn it into an international crisis for the Blair government whilst simultaneously portraying Britain as a racist nation.

2. I bet Channel 4 are delighted at all this publicity. Their wretched low-brow trash programme will get record ratings, I forecast.

3. If Sheety is upset by the behaviour of her fellow TV guests, why not walk out? She’s an undeniably beautiful looking woman but her participation in this ugly programme does her no credit.


By ATWadmin On January 18th, 2007 at 8:33 am

LEGIONDHONNEUR.jpgI see that the French prime minister has presented British playwright Harold Pinter with one of his country’s highest awards, the Legion D’Honneur. Dominique de Villepin gave the award at a ceremony at the French embassy in London. Pinter, awarded the 2005 Nobel Prize for Literature, is widely regarded by luvvie lefties as the UK’s greatest living playwright. He is also well-known as an outspoken critic of US and UK foreign policy. He has spoken out strongly against the war in Iraq and once labelled Mr Blair a "deluded idiot". Here are a few other comments by this "great" playwright…

"The USA is intent on controlling the world and the world’s resources." 

"Bush is on a par with Saddam."

"Please wash the cucumber sandwiches down with a glass of blood, with my compliments." (In an open letter to President Bush)

"Israel’s injustice to the Palestinians is an outrage.’

You can understand WHY the left JUST love him. De Villepin himself is a loathsome specimen so who more fitting to honour the wretched Pinter?


By ATWadmin On January 18th, 2007 at 8:32 am

adverts.jpgFascinating to think that 30 years have now passed since self-confessed murderer Gary Gilmore was strapped to a chair before a firing squad and uttered his famous last words: "Let’s do it."

The controversial execution that marked the reinstatement of the death penalty in the United States. (I remember buying a single by a punk band called The Adverts entitled "Gary Gimore’s eyes" – their finest moment, btw) I see that Amnesty International are jumping up and down about this anniversary – they naturally oppose justice being carried out.

I remain firmly IN FAVOUR of the death penalty, and in that regards I am joined by a majority of people here in the UK. But our political leaders have opted out of reflecting our will that this wish be implemented. My basis for this is both Biblical and practical. Dead murderers tend not to re-offend, I’ve noticed. The Bible also instructs us to ensure that those who knowingly take life, forfeit their life. The sooner we leave the EU, and assert the will of the British people to put to death mass murderers, terrorists, paedophile killers and the like, the better.

OnThis Day…18.01

By ATWadmin On January 18th, 2007 at 8:27 am

1778 – Captain Cook becomes the first European to set foot in the Hawaiian Islands.  Cook was to make another two trips to the archipelago before being ambushed and killed by the natives a little over a year later.

1788 – Britain establishes a penal settlement at Botany Bay in Australia.

1967 – In the USA Albert DeSalvo, the ‘Boston Strangler’?, is sentenced to life in prison.  To this day lingering doubts remain as to whether DeSalvo was indeed the Boston Strangler.

1985 – Irish actor Wilfred Brambell, famous for playing Albert Steptoe in the classic BBC comedy Steptoe and Son, dies at the age of 74.

1985 – US officials walk out of a World Court case concerning US ‘paramilitary’ activities against the Nicaraguan government.

1991 – The Israeli cities of Tel Avia and Haifa come under attack from Iraqi Scud missiles during the Gulf War.



By ATWadmin On January 18th, 2007 at 8:23 am

I wonder what you make of the news that the High Court in the Irish Republic has refused to extradite an Irish Life accountant who mowed down two young children in Hungary while driving at 75 to 80kph in a built up area?

Ciaran Tobin’s car mounted the footpath in a built-up area of Budapest in the accident seven years ago, killing a five-year-old boy and a two-year-old girl. A High Court judge yesterday refused a request for Tobin’s extradition by the Hungarian authorities, who wanted him to serve a sentence imposed on him by a Budapest court in his absence for negligence causing death in April 2000. Mr Tobin from Cairn Manor, Ratoath, Co Meath, who is a senior manager with Irish Life plc customer services, Abbey Street, Dublin, was working for the company in Budapest at the time of the accident. Yesterday, the High Court turned down an application by the Hungarian authorities to extradite the father of two from Ireland. Mr Justice Michael Peart said he was refusing the extradition request because he was satisfied that Mr Tobin’s departure from Hungary could not be defined as ‘fleeing’, as had been contended on the extradition warrant. Mr Tobin (41), was convicted in his absence by a Hungarian court in 2002 of negligent driving causing the deaths of the two children after his car mounted a footpath in a built-up area of Budapest on the afternoon of April 9, 2000. A three-year sentence was imposed, which was later adjusted downwards on appeal to 18 months.



As a result of the incident, Marton Zoltai (5), who was standing on the footpath, and Petra Zoltai (2), who was sitting in a pram at the time of the accident, were both killed.


In his judgment, Mr Justice Peart said that he accepted Mr Tobin’s argument that he and his family left Hungary, on November 30, 2000, following the completion of his work in that country, and that he had never “fled” Hungary.


Irish Courts have shown a disturbing reluctance to extradite its citizens, even when as in this case, it is clear that a terrible crime has been committed.

Over the years, we in Northern Ireland have also observed this Irish Judicial tendency to wish away the hard fact that Irish people, just like the rest of us, are capable of doing great wrong and must be made amenable to justice. not sheltered from it!

The family of the Hungarian kids deserve better, I have to say.


By ATWadmin On January 18th, 2007 at 8:05 am

Carter-Yasser.jpgI frequently refer to Jimmy Carter as America’s worst ever President and like a true stalwart he just keeps providing further proof of this.

It is revealed today that back in 1987 Jimmy Carter wrote to the U.S. Justice Department’s Office of Special Investigation pleading for "special consideration” for a man proven to have murdered Jews in the Mauthausen death camp in Austria.

Martin Bartesch, who had immigrated to the U.S. and lived in Chicago, admitted to Sher’s office and the court that he had voluntarily joined the Waffen SS and had served in the notorious SS Death’s Head Division at the Mauthausen concentration camp where, at the hands of Bartesch and his cohorts, many thousands of prisoners were gassed, shot, starved and worked to death. He also confessed to having concealed his service at the infamous camp from U.S. immigration officials.

So, when he wasn’t trying to work things out on behalf of his pal, Arafat, he was trying to get a better deal for guilty SS Guards. What a guy! – little wonder the international political left felt pleased  to honour him with a Nobel Peace Prize. 

PS  And then, when you think he can’t SINK any lower, Carter gives a little more. Interviewed on Al Jazeeera TV, Carter explains "Well, I wasn’t equating the Palestinian missiles with terrorism.” These are the missiles that slaughter innocent Israelis. But they’re not terrorist missiles in Jimbo’s mind.  Gotta hand it to him – he really must HATE the Jews.



By ATWadmin On January 18th, 2007 at 7:39 am

795151-636683-thumbnail.jpgAs the MSM becomes increasingly hysterical  about global warming (Have you seen ITV’s tub thumping nightly reports from Antarctic? It’s the end of the world, I tell you!!) I think it is important that at least the blogosphere provides space for those who do not agree with EVERYTHING that is being rammed down our throats in the name of so-called science. I came across Melanie Phillips thoughts on the Stern Report and was impressed by the following

The British government’s chief scientific adviser, Sir David King, has said that global warming is a more serious threat to the world than terrorism. His remarks are utter balderdash from start to finish and illustrate the truly lamentable decline of science into ideological propaganda.


Sir David says the Bush administration should not dismiss global warming because: 1) the ten hottest years on record started in 1991 2) sea levels are rising 3) ice caps are melting and 4) the ‘causal link’ between man-made emissions and global warming is well established.

Wrong, wrong, wrong, and wrong. There is no such evidence. The whole thing is a global scam. There is no firm evidence that warming is happening; even if it is, it is most likely to have natural, not man-made causes; carbon dioxide, supposedly the culprit, makes up such a tiny fraction of the atmosphere that even if it were to quadruple, the effect on climate would be negligible; and just about every one of the eco-doomster stories that curdle our blood every five minutes is either speculative, ahistorical or scientifically illiterate.

To take a few examples from Sir David’s litany.

1) Sea levels are rising. This claim is not the result of observable data. Like so much of the global warming industry, it is the result of frail computer modelling using dodgy or incomplete data. It is therefore not an observed value, but a wholly artificial model construct. Furthermore, the data fed into the computer is drawn from the atypical North Atlantic basin, ignoring the seas around Australia where levels have remained pretty static. And anyway, , sea level rises have nothing to do with warmer climate. Sea levels rose during the last ice age. Warming can actually slow down sea level rise.

2) Ice caps are melting. Some are, some aren’t. Some are breaking up, as is normal. But some are actually expanding, as in the Antarctic where the ice sheet is growing. The bit of the Antarctic that is breaking up, the Larsen ice-shelf, which has been causing foaming hysteria among eco-doomsters, won’t increase sea levels because it has already displaced its own weight in the sea.

3) The hottest years on record started in 1991. Which records? The European climate in the Middle Ages was two degrees hotter than it is now. They grew vines in Northumberland, for heaven’s sake. Then there was the Little Ice Age, which lasted until about 1880. So the 0.6% warming since then is part of a pretty normal pattern, and nothing for any normal person to get excited about.

4) The causal link is well established. Totally false. It is simply loudly asserted. Virtually all the scare stuff comes from computer modelling, which is simply inadequate to factor in all the — literally– millions of variables that The problem we face is the lack of scientific reason. Global Warming has become a religion for some. It has transformed itself into a doomsday cult endorsed by the liberal intelligentsia, the tenured scientific community, and politicians on the make.


By all means let us debate this topic, but surely the closed minds of the apostles of global warming constitute every bit as much a threat to our future as their outlandish claims of global meltdown?

Recycling – the Other Side of the Story…

By ATWadmin On January 17th, 2007 at 5:39 pm

It’s Wednesday evening, and across my estate, all the neighbours are busy filling their recycling boxes with paper and plastics. As they faithfully leave their boxes outside, their consciences are once more cleansed and absolved by the knowledge that they are "doing their bit for the environment".

And who am I to deny them the right to their fantasies, even if their beliefs are contradicted by the evidence? After all, if peoples’ idea of ‘helping the environment’ means causing the carbon emissions of several thousand gallons of fuel on each cargo ship to China, and supporting slave-labour earnings of £50 per month with workers living in conditions of extreme, toxic pollution….

From the article: Leigh Atley runs a plastic recycling plant in the Cotswolds, built to the highest environmental standards. He’s losing millions of pounds in potential income – as well as the possibility of expanding his business and providing more jobs – because he can’t compete with Chinese waste dumps. "We need to have our own infrastructure in this country capable of recycling everything that we are producing every year," he told me. "And we are producing more and more."
But for now it’s simply cheaper to ship our problem to China. And it’s the people of Lianjiao who are suffering the consequences.


Is this the reality behind our so-called "environmentally friendly" recycling policy? It’s no use our government telling us all that we’ve got to "go green", but at the same time crippling British business with regulations, red tape, high taxes and soaring costs such as the minimum wage. The fact remains that "you can’t buck the market", and this is the inevitable result.  


death penalty outrage

By ATWadmin On January 17th, 2007 at 5:37 pm

nazaninwithlawyer.bmpNazanin Fatehi (pictured left) at her retrial last week. Her lawyers received verbal confirmation from the court that she will be exonerated from the charge of murder.  However the court has ruled that disproportionate force was used by Nazanin while trying to defend herself and her 15-year old niece from rapists. Accordingly, they have asked Nazanin to pay “dieh” (blood money) to receive a pardon from the family of the deceased. Once this amount is paid, Nazanin can be released from prison.

Her laywers are appealing as Nazanin is innocent for acting in self-defence and  should not have to pay any money at all (3 out of the 5 judges came to this decision re the dieh). The appeal may take several months, so in the meantime arrangements may be made to have Nazanin released from prison by paying bail money into court – a sum set at a staggering (and impossible) $40,000.  Neverthless her mother extended her thanks to all who signed the petition and pushed this case into the limelight. "You brought us the only one wish that we had: freedom of our daughter. May God give all of you, our brothers and sisters health and happiness for all that you have done ".

There are at least 23 child offenders on death row in Iran.  Iran and Pakistan are the only countries known to have executed child offenders during the last year. Iran are a signatory to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), which forbids executing someone who was under the age of 18 at the time of the offence.  To get round this, the Iranian authorities keep the youths locked up in jail until they have turned 18 before they execute them. Legislation banning the death penalty for child offenders have been considered for several years, but it has never been passed.

info from Save Nazanin campaign

My Lords, Ladies and Terrorists

By ATWadmin On January 17th, 2007 at 5:32 pm

Aren’t republicans amazing?  I don’t mean amazing in the positive sense of the word, more like the amazement one has when seeing an outsized piece of unflushed faeces in a public toilet.  For at the same time as they seek to blacken the name of the RUC and our Armed Forces, they busily scurry behind the scenes attempting to exonerate those who committed such crimes as the Northern Bank robbery.

Take the relatives of two IRA terrorists who were joyfully shot dead by the security forces in the early 1990s.  The families of these two, who would have been responsible for the loss of many innocent lives had they been allowed to live, are petitioning the House of Lords to challenge the manner in which their deaths occurred.  They are calling on the services of Madden and Finucane (Peter Madden will be handling the big stuff as poor old Pat Finucane is otherwise engaged) to ensure a verdict of ‘unlawful force’ is given when considered against the background of…….try not to wet your trousers laughing…..Article 2 of the European Convention – the right to life!!

I sincerely wish the HoL treats this gross attempt at hypocrisy in the manner it deserves.  The victims of Bloody Friday, La Mon and Darkley had a right to life.  Terrorists don’t.