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On This Day…22.11

By ATWadmin On November 22nd, 2006 at 7:57 am

1943 – Lebanese independence day.

1946 – First ballpoint pens go on sale, invented by the Hungarian journalist Laszlo Biro.

1963 – 35th President of the United States, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, is shot and killed while travelling in an open-topped motorcade through the streets of Dallas, Texas.

1990 – Margaret Thatcher, British Prime Minister since 1979, announces her resignation followed by a tearful departure from Downing Street.

1995 – Rosemary West is jailed for life after being found guilty of murdering 10 girls and young women.

1997 – Australian rock star Micheal Hutchence, boyfriend of British TV presenter Paula Yates, is found dead in a hotel room in Sydney after apparently hanging himself.


By ATWadmin On November 22nd, 2006 at 7:56 am

migrantsST080606_228x172.jpgWhat a surprise! Are you also stunned, nay shocked, to read that more than one in ten of the half a million Eastern Europeans who have flooded into Britain is claiming welfare benefits! The migrants are still arriving at a rate of more than 655 every day, taking the total who have signed the Government’s worker registration scheme to a staggering 510,000. Of these, more than 55,0000 are in receipt of state handouts worth millions of pounds, despite promises that taxpayer-funded payouts would be kept to a bare minimum.

Ministers, rattled by warnings that schools and hospitals are unable to cope with the influx, had been desperately hoping the number of new arrivals would drop-off. But figures published by the Home Office yesterday revealed the opposite is happening. Between July and September this year, 59,000 migrants poured into the UK – 3,000 more than in the previous three months. It is the equivalent 656 new arrivals every day.

So, tens of thousands of those from Eastern Europe who are here to allegedly "do the jobs Britons won’t do" – turn out to be here to take the WELFARE BENEFITS from OUR stupid government offer. Parasites.


By ATWadmin On November 22nd, 2006 at 7:55 am

795151-561103-thumbnail.jpgSo, poor old O.J. Simpson has lost his deal for a new book and TV interview in which he offered a hypothetical account of how he would have killed his ex-wife and her friend. The book, titled "If I Did It.." and originally due to go on sale on November 30, was touted as a first-hand account by the former football star picturing himself at the scene of the 1994 murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman. HYPOTHETICAL, y’understand. 

Now then, like all civilised people, I am glad that OJ’s grotesque cash-in has been cancelled. I guess he’ll have to go back to searching for ..ahem….whoever done it!

But it got me thinking, there might be a lucrative opportunity for certain OTHER individuals if they produced "If I did.." books – hypothetically speaking.

795151-561061-thumbnail.jpgFor example, New Age poet, confirmed tree hugger and IRA/Sinn Fein leader GERRY ADAMS could publish his "IF I DID IT.." perspective on the bombing of the La Mon House Hotel by the IRA on Friday 17 February 1978. Here is what happened that night…

The terrorists strapped their explosives to two cans of petrol and attached them to the security grille over the windows of the room. They retreated under the cover of darkness, and no doubt congratulated themselves on their brave act as they journeyed home.


The massive explosion that resulted sent a sheet of burning petrol through the small function room, incinerating those in its path. In addition, the glass and materials from the explosion shredded the many helpless, innocent and unsuspecting victims.


Following the bombing, forensic experts had to use scraps of clothing, jewellery and dental charts to undertake the task of identifying many of the guests that evening, such were the heat and ferocity of the blaze. It is hard for us to imagine tonight what it was like for the victims. The explosion sent an intense and colossal fireball of blazing petrol raging through the room. It set people alight and fuelled an uncontrollable inferno.


In the adjoining function room, known as the Gransha room, 400 members and guests of the Northern Ireland Junior Motorcycle club, including almost 100 children, were holding their annual dance, but the guests in the Peacock room took the main force of the bomb. Those who could—men and women, old and young—emerged screaming, with their hair, clothes and bodies on fire and scrambled out of the burning ruin.


Can you imagine what sort of MONSTER would have approved this slaughter? Mmm.

795151-561099-thumbnail.jpgNor should we overlook an opportunity presented to Martin McGuinness – the man who is widely touted as the next Deputy First Minister of the Northern Ireland Assembly. He could provide us with his "If I Did it" hypothetical account of what IRA scumbag authorised the bombing of the little village of Claudy. Here is what happened…

On July 31, 1972, three car bombs exploded without warning in this small village in south Co Derry, killing nine people – five Roman Catholics and four Protestants, among them an eight-year-old girl cleaning her mother’s shop window.


Eight years old. Cleaning her Mum’s windows. Slaughtered. What sort of MONSTER approved that?

It’s a whole new genre….horror, I think.


By ATWadmin On November 22nd, 2006 at 7:43 am

795151-561126-thumbnail.jpgI see that Scouse humanitarian turned rock singer Noel Gallagher of the Oasis has told soldiers fighting in Iraq to stop complaining when they get wounded. The chief songwriter and lead guitarist said Tuesday troops loved getting involved in war-zone action until they get hurt.  Girly-men – huh, Noel? Mind you, Noel also reckons that his own daughter would become a "mental, axe-wielding, cyber-punk lunatic". I suggest Noel sticks to the onerous task of ripping off the Beatles circa "Revolver".

PS. Not that I think these lefty pop stars are being cynical, but didn’t I read  that Oasis have a "Greatest Hits" out? Mmm…free publicity for bad boys….

Nanny state not enough.

By ATWadmin On November 21st, 2006 at 8:46 pm

rule-of-rose.jpgComes the news today that the European Commissioner for ‘Justice, Freedom and Security’ is calling ‘for urgent action to limit the availability of “obscene” material to young people’ (Times UK) on the basis of, wait for it, a video game.

That’s right, a video game. And not a hack-and-slash game such as Manhunt, which has the player murder non-player characters in creative ways on someone’s whim, or Resident Evil and its rotting, walking corpses (oh, and chainsaws. Let’s not forget the chainsaws). No, this is a japanese game going by the name of Rule of Rose. A little game, comprising of many puzzles, with a little girl main character who isn’t likely to inflict much damage on anyone or anything.

Rule of Rose, I am reliably informed, is profoundly disturbing. Very unsettling. And good fun to play, not despite those elements, but because of them. And this is right, this is good. There should always be things to provoke us, to disturb and unsettle us, without destroying or damaging us too much, and that is precisely the place which computer games and video games take up, a story which allows the player to dictate the ending, or at the very least to participate in its unfolding.

Fascinating as it is, however, the role of the computer game in the intellectual life of the player isn’t the point here. Nor, sadly, is Rule of Rose. The point is that it is, apparently, not enough to have existing legislation on the sale of computer games. No, there must be ‘urgent action to limit the availability’ of such things. Because, you see, if people see things not of the usual ilk, they might start to think about things. Heaven forbid, a thinking populace!

 Ah, but no. I over-reach. The problem, in its simplest rendering, is that people like this don’t think about things. The portrayal of X does not automatically imply condonment of X, still less celebration of it. But to the thoughtless all are thoughtless, and so it is expected that such things, these types of games which ‘are dreadful examples for our children’ will bring about some kind of moral Armageddon. Automatically. Because, you understand, mere proles can’t actually think.

The crux, of course, is that these things are available to children. In their beginning stages, computer games were marketed more or less solely to children, but this is no longer the case, and it is a major fault of Our Benefactors that they do not recognise this, that rather than cry out for stronger and more sensible implementation of existing laws, they cry out for more and more laws. Today it’s a call for ‘voluntary code of conduct on the production of interactive games for children’, but next year, I somehow doubt we’ll be that lucky. Unless this unelected, unrepresentative quack somehow gets ousted and his ideas binned, I think we can expect things to get worse. A spokesman for this spineless wretch said of the existing rating that it is "not sufficient because anybody can buy them. In practical terms, it is not like when you go to a movie and they don’t sell you a ticket". It’s not the law that’s insufficient, but the implementation thereof. So, therefore, we need more laws. Wonderful.

Well, anyway, to lift spirits, here’s the trailer for Rule of Rose, so you can get some idea and judge for yourselves. Here at ATW we believe in free will and actual thought.



By ATWadmin On November 21st, 2006 at 8:10 pm

Now I can understand that there is the outside possibility that you MAY not have heard the news from that vast right-wing conspiracy member – the UN’s very own International Atomic Energy Agency – that a document it has obtained plainly shows Iran intent on" how to cast fissile uranium into metal was "related to the fabrication of nuclear weapon components."

Got that? The UN’s very own stool pigeon is saying that Iran wants Nukes.

Question: Where might those atomic war-heads be targeted?Nuclear_fireball.jpg

Well, we know that Iran plans to wipe Israel of the map. It has plainly said this, and a second Holocaust is on the Mullah’s agenda – despite the apathy of the UN/EU/MSM.

But those war-heads will also be capable of reaching every European capital, and even the coastal parts of the United States. So, whilst we pretend that it will all turn out fine,  if ONLY we engage with them, the Mullah’s prepare for war. The 13th Imam’s return draws nearer in their demented minds. 

How long before Israel is FORCED to act – before it is too late?


By ATWadmin On November 21st, 2006 at 7:52 pm

Over on Central News, we discover EXACTLY how the Government’s announced plan that it would put before Parliament a Border and Immigration Bill, which would tackle loopholes through which illegal immigrants enter the country and speed up the process of deporting criminals, will work. Or not, as the case may be. 

Get this! HALF of the 4000 "new" officers to be recruited will be office-based, working on administration. That leaves there are STILL only 2100 officers on the frontline to cope with 570,000 illegal immigrants – a number swelling by the thousands each week that passes.  This Government is institutionally incapable, or unwilling, to confront the threat of illegal immigration. Instead it constructs PR initiatives and avoids tough decisions at all costs.


By ATWadmin On November 21st, 2006 at 7:39 pm

I’ve told you a million times that I’m not prone to exaggeration, unlike rock journalist Jon Landau who declared back in 1974…."I saw rock and roll’s future – and its name is Bruce Springsteen."

Well, Jon was wrong.

"The Boss", as his fans refer to him, has made some decent records over the years but I have never gotten myself too excited about him. That said, he plays BELFAST tonight for the second time in ten years, apparently he wants to find out what the Province is like when it’s "at peace"…..

Hey Bruce – one of your own songs already tells you..have a listen folks…..


By ATWadmin On November 21st, 2006 at 7:04 pm

car_afp203body.jpgI see that the new approach of trying to "engage with Iran and Syria" latterly adopted by the Bush Administration and the Blair junta is bearing fruit. Yes, today saw the assassination in Beirut of a leading anti-Syrian Lebanese minister and Maronite Christian leader. Mr Gemayel, 34, was shot in his car in a Christian suburb and rushed to hospital, where he died. That’ll teach him and his ilk to be critical of Syria.

Mind you, I heard Jeremy Al Bowen of the BBC express his utter mystification as to who might have carried this out…..quelle surprise!


Happy to tell that I have just watched ITN News and they have identified who is responsible. ISRAEL.  Apparently if Israel had not started the war against Hizbollah – none of this might have happened. PHEW – what a relief. Thank goodness for the anti-Semites, right?


By ATWadmin On November 21st, 2006 at 6:48 pm

hain2.jpgPeter Hain, Northern Ireland Secretary of State, REALLY is the most contemptible of political creatures. It’s reported that the Attorney General has agreed to establish an inquiry into whether Mr Hain and senior civil servants misled a Belfast court over their procedures for the appointment of the interim Victims Commissioner. I agree with the Ulster Unionist MP Lady Sylvia Hermon who has asked Blair to explain the possible consequences if Mr Hain is held in breach of Ministerial rules.

Meanwhile, the Hain driven introduction of water charges is also in doubt tonigh after a judgement in the High Court. The General Consumer Council has won a judicial review of the decision to bring in charges because it had not been adequately consulted. The Consumer Council said the judgement was a landmark ruling. MP’s will get their chance as to whether they wish to endorse such incompetent and judicially challenged legislation next week.

Politicians should be modest, as they have much to be modest about. Hain is an arrogant insufferable goon and his very presence in Northern Ireland offends me.