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JAMES BAKER MUGGED…..

By ATWadmin On December 15th, 2006 at 8:12 am

795151-592140-thumbnail.jpgOh no – James "F*** the Jews" Baker has been mugged, or so Guns’n’butter claims…..

WASHINGTON — Held up by two armed muggers yesterday, former Secretary of State James Baker III attempted, but failed, to talk them out of robbing him.

"There I was walking down the street when these two men, one very tall and one very short, popped out of nowhere, pointed handguns at me, and demanded my money," Baker said. "Now, I knew that it was not in the long-term interests of either of these men to rob anyone. The research clearly shows that men in these situations would benefit from job training, counseling, and perhaps even some rehab. I knew I just had to show them what was in their best interests.

Make sure you read the full story……

BROWN TURNS TO RUST…..

By ATWadmin On December 15th, 2006 at 7:51 am

brown.jpgHere’s the awful truth that the gutless MSM won’t speak about the Iron Chancellor…..

 After almost a decade in 11 Downing Street, the bloom is, at last, well and truly off Gordon Brown. The British Chancellor’s final Pre-Budget Report (PBR) before he becomes prime minister was the least well-received financial statement he has made since becoming Chancellor. The awe in which he was once held by a naïve City and supine commentators has been replaced by scepticism and an increasing realisation that the Iron Chancellor went rusty long ago.

For those of us who have been arguing as much for six years, albeit as lone voices, this new, more realistic mood does not come a moment too soon. Perhaps the Chancellor’s vainglorious boasts will now be subjected to a harsher scrutiny; there is certainly much to scrutinise with a more sceptical eye.

Even though his massive tax-and-spend agenda has made it much harder for Britain to prepare for the challenges of the 21st century, the Chancellor clung to all of his failed nostrums last Wednesday.

TOO DRUNK FOR RAPE….

By ATWadmin On December 15th, 2006 at 7:38 am

I wonder what you make of the research which has showed that juries rarely convict men of rape if their accuser was drunk. The study found jurors believe that when a woman is intoxicated, it is reasonable for a man to take her silence as consent to sex. Barely five per cent of allegations end in conviction.

I don’t agree that being drunk can be taken in any way as "consent" to sex, and I also think that taking advantage of a drunk person is profoundly immoral.  Just because someone has too much alcohol, they must still have the same rights as a person who is sober. If you click the link you can read the experiences of four women who were raped when drunk and it is indeed sobering…. 

I kept twisting my head to one side so he couldn’t kiss me, and at one point he was biting my neck. I forced myself to try to pretend this wasn’t happening to me, that I was having an out-of-body experience, looking down at myself and wishing it was over.

 

His breath smelled foul from the beer he’d drunk, and he was sweating and swearing. Over the years, I’ve asked myself over and over again: why didn’t I report the rape? Why didn’t I go to the police when I got home and press charges against him?

 

The main reason is that I was drunk at the time. I’d had eight vodka-based cocktails quite quickly, and I was unsteady on my feet – everything was hazy. After the rape, I passed out. I didn’t report him because who would have believed me?

So sad.

BUPA LEAVING….

By ATWadmin On December 15th, 2006 at 7:00 am

795151-592129-thumbnail.jpgI was interested to read that health-insurance firm BUPA has announced that it is pulling out of the Irish market.

In a statement on its website, the company says it has no choice but to make the decision and is doing so with great regret. The move is expected to result in the loss of around 300 jobs, most of them in Fermoy, Co Cork. BUPA’s 500,000 customers have been told they will be covered for the duration of their existing contracts, but these contracts will not be renewed once they expire. The company had warned that it would leave the Ireland market after the High Court’s recent decision to uphold the risk-equalisation scheme.

In essence, the Irish High Court ruling meant BUPA would have had to pay compensation to the State-owned VHI because of its younger client base. The company claimed the move would force it to hand over €161m to its rival over three years, even though its profits for the period would be just €64m.

I can understand BUPA’s refusal to fund the State but it is all a very sorry affair. Wonder what ATW’s southern readers reckon????

Talking Point – 14.12.06

By ATWadmin On December 14th, 2006 at 9:50 pm

‘If you want to stem the tide of the far-right on the European political scene, you thwart the threat of Islam on this continent permanently.  It’s that simple.’  Discuss.

MOONBATS AND PLESIOSAURS…..

By ATWadmin On December 14th, 2006 at 9:49 pm

Did you read that a sharp rise in global temperatures about 50 million years ago may have been responsible for the evolution of bats, Science magazine reports? I wonder who caused that………???? Also, did you read that an American-Argentine research team has recovered the well-preserved fossil skeleton of a juvenile plesiosaur–a marine reptile that swam the waters of the Southern Ocean roughly 70 million years ago. Wow – who caused the ice to melt back then????

ATW XMAS JUKEBOX

By ATWadmin On December 14th, 2006 at 9:21 pm

OK – here we go with my random countdown to what I believe is the top Xmas pop song. This offering is a poignant little melody from Chrissie Hynde…….2000 miles is very far…

Feeney Watch – 14.12.06

By ATWadmin On December 14th, 2006 at 9:19 pm

For my last Feeney Watch of ’06 I want to take another look at Bigoted Bri’s ever-more prominent journey into the IRA’s political knickers.  He says the Provos are right to refuse to endorse the police until a deal satisfactory to their aim of corrupting it from within is in place.  He says:

‘Unionists like to claim, as they have always claimed, that they are the ‘law-abiding community’, as if nationalists are a kind of sub-species who enjoy criminality and endorse lawlessness. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact northern nationalists have always wanted but never enjoyed, proper policing.’

To me the definition of a ‘law-abiding community’ is one which is accepting of the State in which it lives; cooperates and follows the tenets of good community relations; obeys the law of the land; and, most importantly, does not massively endorse the use of illegal militias/terrorists to kill innocent people under the false pastiche of a ‘liberation struggle’.  On these measures Unionists hold all the aces.  As far as I, and thousands of others across this land are concerned, we don’t CLAIM nationalists are a sub-species, nationalists ARE a sub-species.  A people who who can give increasing support to the frontsmen of terrorists who killed nearly 2,000 people are not fit to walk the streets.  Those who were law-abiding were protected by the Royal Ulster Constabulary – simple as!!!

‘Policing in the north was created by and for unionists. Policing always belonged to unionists because they believed the very existence of their northern state depended on a police force created to defend it.’

Balderdash!!!  Policing in Northern Ireland was created on the same basis that every other police force in the western world is created – to defend the integrity of the State in which it serves.  That is no less in the official remit of the PSNI than it was of the RUC; and no less than the Garda is expected to uphold in the Irish Republic; the Carabinieri in Italy; or Deputy Inspector Michael Lau, who supervises the police operations on New York’s Fifth Precinct.  Given that nationalists still think they are entitled to share power in the State just so as they can destroy it, the more rancid analysts in that community continue to see policing through that prism.

Feeney, by his typical prattling poison, not only insults the hundreds of Catholic RUC officers who served their country down the years, he also pours scorn on those in his erstwhile party who do give their support to the PSNI.  As for the Unionist ‘meedja’, perhaps he can tell me where the Ulster’s British community has the equivalent of An Phoblacht, Andersonstown News, South Belfast News, North Belfast News or the moribund Daily Provo?  And all acting as fly-posters for republican propaganda!!

Those who wish to govern Northern Ireland either give support to the police and, by extension, the State, and exercise power.  Or they withhold that support and forget about ever holding power again.  No ‘ifs’, ‘buts’ or ‘quid pro quos’.  The choice is theirs.

On This Day…14.12

By ATWadmin On December 14th, 2006 at 9:14 pm

1799 – First President of the United States of America, George Washington, dies at Mount Vernon.

1911 – Norwegian Roald Amundsen becomes the first explorer to reach the South Pole, beating his British rival, Robert Falcon Scott.

1913 – Greece formally annexes the island of Crete.

1972 – US spacecraft Apollo 17 blasts off from the Moon after American astronauts have spent three days exploring the lunar surface.

1989 – Opposition leader Patricio Aylwin is elected President in Chile’s first free election since 1970.

1991 – Former East German leader Erich Honecker, facing extradition to Germany and trial on manslaughter charges, is offered asylum in North Korea.

 

Falklands 25

By ATWadmin On December 14th, 2006 at 2:36 pm

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2005 saw tremendous commemorations to honour British and Commonwealth servicemen and women. National Commemoration Day was the centrepiece of the anniversary commemorations and the culmination of Veteran’s Awareness Week.  The then procession from Horse Guards, up the Mall along the to Buckingham palace was attended by tens of thousands (including me and some mates: it was an incredible & emotional spectacle for all of us coming immediately after July 7).

The remarkable day concluded with a flypast by historic World War Two aircraft, with one million poppies dropped on by the RAF’s last remaining Lancaster bomber. HM the Queen, accompanied by other members of the royal family, appeared once again on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, just as she did when the war ended in 1945. 

Such is the level of tribute paid not just in 2005 but with countless commemorations held every year in a similar fashion.  There is much to challenge the government on – with respect to how well our servicemen are armed, treated and in continued efforts to improving awareness.   And our media – hellbent on undermining the troops efforts at every turn. But one thing this country does beyond well is honour its servicemen with true EVENT and with uniquely British style.

When such tributes are made is irrelevant. How well they are attended by private individuals and how well they are held is.45144458.jpg                                   

The UK puts huge efforts into ensuring these events are as spectacular as they are poignant. We can all be proud of this.You need only look to the services held last month in the Royal Albert Hall and the countless hours of TV time given over to reflecting on the Somme as an example. London above all reigns supreme in these events.  

The 25th anniversary of the Falklands Campaign  takes place in 2007. It ‘will be commemorated across 8,000 miles and five time zones, in London and the Falkland Islands on 17 June 2007.  This will be a high impact visual event on Horse Guards Parade and will include a traditional “Drumhead” ceremony.  This will be followed by a parade of veterans and their modern day service counterparts up The Mall to Buckingham Palace to witness a fly past of aircraft from the Falklands era as well as some of those flown by the same squadrons today.  Central to the event will be the personal recollections of veterans and Islanders as they tell their stories in their own words. Senior members of the Royal Family will attend, and as usual it will be covered live by the BBC’. Read about the history here (too long to include here really)