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Closed shop? Or closed minds?

By Mike Cunningham On July 21st, 2014 at 9:19 am

Here’s hoping that an enlarged hard-copy of this article by Owen Paterson, the now former Environment Secretary is securely fixed in a prominent position in No. 10 Downing Street’s Cabinet Room.


Of course, it would never happen, as the present occupant of No. 10, besides thinking that sacking good politicians and replacing them with allegedly-well-dressed women will ensure his own re-election as Tory leader and Prime Minister; has his own reasons for the sacking of this hugely-popular politician, whose crimes, as far as I can tell, are to stand up to so-called environmental pressure groups, chop the lunatic policies of the bent quango-crat Chris Smith regarding not dredging rivers which have been dredged for decades; and instigate the cull of disease-ridden badgers so that our dairy herds may live free of tuberculosis.


By Pete Moore On July 20th, 2014 at 9:17 pm

Some fool this morning, on these very pages, wildly speculated that the seperatists who (probably) brought down MH 17 with a BUK missile, may have captured it from Ukraine’s military. I can only assume he thought it possible because Ukraine does operate the BUK system and the seperatists have had successes in their war.

It turns out he might have been onto something.

Via Richard North, we find out from Dellers that in late June, Russian media reported that the seperatists overran a Ukrainian anti-aircraft military installation, capturing maybe a dozen BUK batteries and more than 100 missiles. If true, it makes the accusation that Moscow supplied the battery used to bring down MH 17 much harder to stand up.

I recommend the North piece, because we learn a few other details which might contradict things we’ve been told. Among those other things is the idea that the BUK platform is a sophisticated system which requires highly trained operators. I never believed that. Like the famous AK-47 rifle, Soviet/Russian military hardware is usually somewhat crude, but hardwearing and straightforward. This is because it has to be operated in wildly diverse terrains and climatic conditions by conscripts in the field.

I’ve struggled to see what these hysterical accusations against Putin are designed to achieve, apart from delegitimising the Moscow government and paving the way for eventual conflict with Russia, which would be catastophic. If the seperatists do have so many SAM missiles then maybe Western governments should be working with him to get them out of their hands.


By David Vance On July 20th, 2014 at 6:34 pm


R.I.P. Jim

By The Troll On July 20th, 2014 at 1:53 pm

James Garner of ‘The Rockford Files’ dead at 86

rockfordHe was Bret Maverick, a cardsharp and ladies man who got by on his wits instead of a six-gun and would just as soon duck a fight as face a showdown. Co-star Jack Kelly played his more straight-laced brother, Bart.

Garner left the ABC show in 1960 in a contract dispute with producers but brought his ““Maverick”-like alter ego to a series of films, including ““Thrill of It All,” ““Move Over, Darling,” “”The Great Escape” and “”Support Your Local Sheriff!”

He ended up scoring his next big hit on the small screen in the 1970s, starring as canny private detective Jim Rockford, a wrongly accused ex-convict starting life over in a beachfront trailer home, on “”The Rockford Files”.

The show ran on NBC from 1974 until Garner abruptly quit the series in 1980.

I was a big fan of Garner, never missed the Rockford Files and Support your Local Sheriff was a blast.  He played everything from cowboys, a conman to an astronaut. 

Here is a clip that I think will hit a nerve with everyone.

Rest in Peace Jimmy, and thanks for the memories.

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By David Vance On July 20th, 2014 at 11:49 am

Well done Australia.

Australia’s Senate voted this week to end the country’s contentious carbon tax. The decision was a clear victory for opponents of the tax and, more broadly, for those who oppose taking that action to fight climate change.

Australia has been roundly denounced for seeking to remove this punitive pointless tax from its people. I congratulate Prime Minister Abbott for making good on his pre-election pledge.


By David Vance On July 20th, 2014 at 11:30 am

When ISIL crucified fellow Muslims, where were the British trade unions?


When Hamas kidnapped and murdered these three Israeli teenagers, where were the British trade unions?


When Hamas have fired hundred of rockets from Gaza at Israeli civilians this year, where were the British Trade Unions?


Yesterday, the British Trade Unions took to the streets of London to demonstrate against Israel defending itself. If you wonder what drives them, have a look at this picture taken at the demonstration…






By David Vance On July 20th, 2014 at 11:19 am

ISIL are remaining true to the spirit of Islam I see.

Thousands of Iraqi Christians today poured out of Mosul after ISIS jihadis gave them an ultimatum - convert, pay or face death.  The Islamic State terror group declared that Christians must either convert to Islam, pay a special tax or leave the city, around 250 miles north-west of Baghdad. If they did not do so by noon today, there would be ‘nothing for them but the sword’, it said

In true Nazi style, they mark the houses of any Christian family for action to be taken should they not convert and pay the tax (the jizya)


“ISIS has begun marking Christian homes with the Arabic letter “n” which stands for the word “Nasrani” which means Christian in Arabic. The word comes from the name “Nestorian,” historically attributed to the the Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, though it is incorrect. In addition, properties marked by ISIS have also been marked as “property of the Islamic State.”  ISIS has also marked Shiite homes with the letter “r”, signifying“rwafidh” (rejecters).”

This genoocidal threat has been met with a STORM of revulsion across the Muslim world. Nah, kidding. It happens, people shrug, and Christians flee for their lives. Meanwhile…

Militants from the radical jihadist group the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria have set fire to a 1,800-year-old church in Iraq’s second largest city of Mosul, a photo released Saturday shows.  The burning of the church is the latest in a series of destruction of Christian property in Mosul, which was taken by the Islamist rebels last month, along with other swathes of Iraqi territory.



The growth of the CalipHATE continues and yet the world seems unable to deal with the consequences and continues with the laughable contention that this is the Religion of PEACE.



By David Vance On July 20th, 2014 at 11:08 am

The war is not just being fought in Gaza but also on the social networks. And when it comes to selling lies…


I’ve published several other egregious instances of the Palestinian lie machine in action on my twitterfeed and it is staggering how the media are taken in by it. Such as the BBC…


There was a subsequent grovelling apology from Donnison BUT the point remains that he was keen to retweet Hamas myth without checking almost as if he WANTED to believe it…






By David Vance On July 20th, 2014 at 11:00 am


When considering the response of various European governments to the downing of the Malaysian Airways flight have a look at the above chart. I think it helps.

Who is watching the Streets of London?

By The Troll On July 20th, 2014 at 4:40 am

GazadonMy view of Great Britain is somewhat myopic I have two sources of information the Press dominated by the BBC, and this blog.  Now I know as a matter of due course that the BBC is Biased…. What I find interesting is the free and dissenting voices here are silent on or hostile on certain issues. One in particular.

I know our host will address this, the weekend isn’t usually his time for heavy posting. There are however other voices here. I see a ton of voices raised against the outrage of a plane being shot down. Now true it is a horror.  I believe the rebels shot it down. I know Vlad the first gave them the weapon system to do so, I know this is the 4th plane shot down this way in the past 2 months.

Putin did not give the order to do so.  I can’t prove this, but it makes no sense that he did.  It does not benefit his cause of controlling the region. Yet this is the debate that consumes you.

Why are you not concerned over the tens of thousands that marched in the streets in favor of the Palestinians?  Over ten thousand people take to the streets and scream death to Israel, death to Cameron for supporting it, and nary a word.  Why not?

Yes the conflict that is taking place today in Gaza is not a fair one, at least in the sense of the matching of strengths. Israel can not be withstood as a military force by those that inhabit Gaza.  Yet those that inhabit Gaza have continually rained rockets down upon the Israelis heads.  Much the same as the Nazi’s did to London.  Not as effectively as the Nazi’s but in exactly the same tactic.

Tens of thousands rally in London against Israel’s Gaza op

In huge demonstration, protesters denounce Israel as terrorist state, castigate PM Cameron for backing right to self-defense

Tens of thousands protested in London Saturday afternoon against Israel’s military operations in Gaza, denouncing Israel as a terrorist state and castigating British Prime Minister David Cameron for backing Israel’s right to self-defense against Hamas rocket fire.

At one point, a woman on the podium shouted “from the river to the sea” — a call for the elimination of Israel — and protesters responded by yelling “Palestine will be free.”

The crowd also directed shouts of “Shame on you” at Cameron, who publicly backed Israel’s right to defend itself against Hamas rocket fire aimed at the Israeli civilian population.

These people live amongst you.  They believe that Hamas has the right, the duty, to kill Jews.  They condemn Israel for self defense, and your Prime Minister for supporting that notion.

I ask do none of you see the danger in this? Do none of you have even the slightest concern that your neighbors are supporting terror?  Do you not understand that if they support terror against Israel they will also support it against you? They may even act against you.  After all you are not Palestinian.  In the scheme of things you are no different to them than any Jew.

They must be allowed to show their support, and I am sure that the intelligence services were there cataloging and tagging possible future threats. What I don’t understand is the outrage over a plane and not a peep about Tens of Thousands of possible supporters of terror in your own back yard.