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By ATWadmin On April 23rd, 2007 at 7:42 am

So now we know the answer to the Jimmy Ruffin song "What becomes of the broken-hearted"?

The answer is, some will die from their broken heart. Scientists have found that when one partner in a long-term relationship dies, the survivor has a 27 per cent greater chance of succumbing to potentially fatal illnesses such as cancer and heart disease. The theory might explain why some couples seemed unable to live without one another – for example the country singer Johnny Cash and his wife June Carter Cash, who died within months of one another. Mrs Carter Cash died at 73 after heart surgery in May 2003, while Mr Cash passed away in September later that year from complications related to diabetes at the age of 71. Former Labour prime minister James Callaghan died at the age of 92 in 2005, just ten days after his beloved wife Audrey. Lord Callaghan died in the same hospice that cared for the woman to whom he had been married for 67 years.

I have to be honest and say that I cannot imagine life without my wife and were she to die before me I don’t see why I would want to go on. People argue that you have your own life, your own interests, your kids and maybe even grandkids to live for. All true of course but all missing the central point that when two become one for enough years, the thought of a final division is horrendous. Some people ask me where I get the energy from to do all this blogging thing (on top of my everyday personal and commercial life)  – the answer is I get it from my happy life and that is due to all the love and care my wife brings into my life. Were she gone, I too would wish to be gone.

Saint George’s Day

By ATWadmin On April 23rd, 2007 at 7:14 am

Forget Saint Patrick, Saint David and the name of the geezer the Scots adopt as their own.  Today, April 23rd marks the best saint of the lot – Saint George.  Born in Turkey, he is revered as a Christian martyr.  Unlike the other three patron saints of the United Kingdom, George is so cool we English have to share him with a host of other cities and countries.  Not only is George the Patron Saint of England, he also has the same title for Georgia, Canada, Ethiopia, Portugal, Montenegro, Serbia, Greece and the Spanish region of Catalonia.  Even a few cities want him for their own.  He is, in addition, the Patron Saint of Moscow, Ljubljana and Istanbul.  However, as an Englishman living in England, I’m raising a glass to George as the saint of England: the very best part of the Union.

Happy Saint George’s Day!!

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On This Day…23.04

By ATWadmin On April 23rd, 2007 at 7:05 am

1564 – Birth of poet and playwright William Shakespeare.

1616 – Death of poet and playwright William Shakespeare.

1661 – Charles II is crowned King of England – completing the restoration of the monarchy. His father, Charles I, had been beheaded by Oliver Cromwell following the English Civil War.

1941 – Surrender of the Greek Army to the Germans. King George of the Hellenes and members of the Greek Government flee the country.

1968 – First decimal coins appear in Britain – the 5p and 10p pieces which replace the 1 shilling and 2 shilling coins.  The country changes to full decimalisation three years later.

1996 – Former Australian Labour Prime Minister Paul Keating resigns from Parliament after a 27 year political career.


By ATWadmin On April 22nd, 2007 at 9:25 pm

One of the more nauseating features of the Virginia Tech massacre was all the posturing by UK liberals on the issue of gun ownership in the USA. Time after time I heard the pious warbling of those who characterised the right to bear arms in the States as the mark of an uncivilised society, By way of contrast, the UK with its draconian firearms laws was held up as a beacon of modern enlightenment. Comes the news that UK Police are carrying out door-to-door inquiries to try to find the masked gunmen who murdered a father-of-six in a Leeds take-away shop. Rohan Anthony Kingston Ricketts was shot in the Shahjahan Indian take-away in Roundhay Road, Harehills. Four or five shots were fired. The gunmen are believed to have been carrying two handguns between them.  Someone forgot to tell them that this was illegal. Time to ban Indian Restaurants?

Islamic Tolerance Strikes Again!

By ATWadmin On April 22nd, 2007 at 8:49 pm

In the past, I’ve written (elsewhere) about the Islamic persecution of Iraq’s Mandaeans, and over at Christianophobia Watch we regularly cover the large-scale persecution of Iraqi Christians. Jews were almost entirely driven out of Iraq, and most of the Arab world, after the establishment of Israel in 1948, although for some reason you don’t hear assorted worthies lining up to call for their "right of return" to be recognised.

Really, being a religious minority in Iraq is a lot like being caught up in a giant version of that favourite game of children and drunken teenagers, Spin the Bottle. When the bottle points to you, it’s your turn to get lynched!

Now, the Muslims have once again spun that bottle, and this time, it’s pointed itself at the Yazidis:

Unidentified gunmen have killed 23 people in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, police said.

All the victims were said to be members of the Yazidi religious minority which follows a pre-Islamic religion and worships an angel figure.

Police said the victims had been dragged from a bus and shot dead. Followers of other faiths were reportedly left unharmed by the gunmen.


As with the Mandaeans, the Yazidis are another group that I’d never heard of until today. It’s interesting how many groups I only find out about when the Muslims start to exterminate them.

(Cross-posted at my own blog

Legends In Their Own Narcissism

By ATWadmin On April 22nd, 2007 at 8:46 pm

I see that my decision to stop respondents posting has caused a little controversy in certain ranks.  I feel, therefore, I should make it clear that my decision had nothing whatsoever to do with Ulster affairs, and everything to do with ridding myself of the dross who set themselves up as considered commentators.  As I said last night, every moment of life is precious, so why should I waste time having to justify my opinions and beliefs with people who aren’t fit to lick my boots.  It was brought to my attention that commentators on another site (the owner is well aware of which site I mean) have been spewing forth banal tripe.  I hope the following comments give more seasoned and intelligent readers a clear idea on why I decided to permanently disable readers’ comments here: 

‘Mad Mc Cann and Crazy Dave, lick my balls! lol’

How the fuck was my name left off the alpha-scum and Provo-adoring lists. The cunt, I’ve done more to deserve it than most.

That’s it nobody better reply to this post *sound of toys falling from pram*’

I think not!’

PS. not sure if i should feel honoured he named me or ashamed I care’

I’ve been logging on all over Brighton as Percy’s Ghost, or Ghost of Percy, last one was Percy’s aura.
each time he blocks the IP.

What’d he sooo afraid of? I’m always polite and exact and questioning.
Infinitely more civil than McMonkey
Crazy Dave

I told him to grow up and face facts that men fight when they don’t or can’t talk, so stop belly-aching about the IRA.
Very gutless aren’t they?

seems like you’re doing fine chris, hats off to you, you’re lasting the distance. I Wonder if "I Wonder" is on form too– you probably form a good pincer attack’      Parcifal   

Mc Cann says "why should I waste time having to justify my opinions and beliefs with people who aren’t fit to lick my boots"

What a high opinion you have of yourself you tosser! lol
You sound to me more like a lonely sex starved saddo’

As im not a wee 15 year old git im sure im not scared lol

well that and the fact his bald head wont reach my chin lmao’  Anonymous  (Is ‘Chin Imao’ the owner of the local Chinese take-away?)

Policing Priorities

By ATWadmin On April 22nd, 2007 at 5:38 pm

Remember how the police had time to send two officers to interrogate a ten year old for using the word ‘gay’? Or how they arrested a white schoolgirl for complaining when she was assigned to work with a group of Asians, only one of whom spoke English? But how they didn’t bother to do anything when a BNP activist was assaulted by a gang of thugs? And how they paid absolutely no attention to the complaints of Maureen and Alex Cochrane, who were subjected to a campaign of harassment by a worthless family of low-life scum, by whom they were subsequently murdered? How we all applauded the efficient and appropriate use the police were making of taxpayers’ money, in investigating the crimes that really matter. Well, I now present to your, dear readers, the latest demonstration of how well-organised the police are, and of just how accurately they have arranged their priorities:

When Jason Brown returned home to find he had been the victim of a burglary he was somewhat relieved to learn that a neighbour had caught one of the culprits in the act.

But instead of the police arriving to carry out what could have been a significant arrest he had no choice but to let him go after officers insisted they would be unavailable for two hours.

They apologised but claimed that due to manpower issues they were unable to attend until a shift changeover at 10pm – despite being less than 100 yards away from the incident.

Mr Brown’s brave neighbour, who overpowered the young thug in a bid to prevent him from escaping, was informed by a police operator after calling for help:

"Sorry, but we’re too busy to come out and arrest him."

Last night, Mr Brown, a 34-year-old taxi driver who had returned from visiting his poorly daughter in Great Ormond Street, described the treatment he and his neighbour received as "shameful".

But not, sadly, surprising.

He said: "The whole affair beggars belief. My neighbour caught them red-handed and had one of them by the scruff of the neck but the police said they didn’t have anyone to come out and help.

"My neighbour said: ‘What are you on about? I’ve got the culprit here now, what am I supposed to do with him?". The police said they didn’t know so he had to let him go. He had no choice.

"What was he going to do? Make him a cup of tea until the police came to take him away for heaven’s sake."

Mr Brown added: "What’s really annoyed me is those toerags think they’ve got away with it and will probably go and do the same again. They even tried to break into the shop next door so they’re obviously not new to this game.

"The police had a golden chance to catch them and missed. What happens now if next time they have a knife and someone isn’t so lucky?"

Exactly. The police are quite prepared to put ordinary members of the public at risk in this manner, but at the same time, if a few law-abiding citizens took the quite reasonable step of giving the criminals a good thrashing, the police would be all over them in a matter of minutes. Just ask Linda Walker.

It is interesting, isn’t it, that the police never seem to have an officer available to deal with real crime (i.e. that perpetrated by habitual criminals against people who’ve never amassed so much as a speeding ticket in their life), but always seem to be able to find one to deal with a law-abiding citizen who does anything to resist the criminals. Or, of course, anyone who says ‘gay’.

(Originally posted at my own blog, and cross-posted here at the suggestion of a reader) 


By ATWadmin On April 22nd, 2007 at 4:41 pm

Sky News has the best run down of candidates and a good illustration of the enviable wealth of choice in French democracy. They still moan there isn’t enough! (A cursory glance towards the US and UK should invite a re think). At any rate Belga News Agency is reporting that Nicolas Sarkozy and Segolene Royal will be in the presidential run-off. This is unconfirmed til 7pm when the media black out is lifted eg until the last polling stations close. As of 5pm today turnout was 73.87%, 15 points higher than 2002. The record for voter turnout was 85% in 1965.

still playing irans propaganda game

By ATWadmin On April 22nd, 2007 at 11:38 am











British and US MSM/Blogosphere & Iranian Press agency images – the above image was

mostly cropped to focus on the crew on the left.












As seen in Iranian press – above Farsi news agency.. Below: The reluctant lot at the end on the right unsuccessfully cajoled by an Iranian press agent. britonnowavepc4.jpg








The result was the mostly cropped TOP image above appearing in the MSM in the West ….and Iran…  

"THIS is what the Persian MSM (enemy) and US MSM (traitors) wanted you to see" says one comment on Free Republic.  who posted these new images…."This is what the wide angle showed, as Persian Islamonazi’s handlers tried to coerce a few less docile Royal Marines, to try to get them to act like the other waving Press-hungry half-wits". "Did your traitorous MSM ever show the full picture, or did they hide it for their Persian Masters?  And which group of Brits did the treasonous MSM play up?".

It isnt just the MSM….Since when did the blogosphere mirror the MSM? I thought the idea was to undermine the propaganda.  Im just watching a Sky News (Fox News) programme on US army deserters, running into Canada to avoid fighting in Iraq.  I can guarantee that will be roundly condemned as traitorous by the right wing blogosphere. 


By ATWadmin On April 22nd, 2007 at 9:36 am

Just to say that I hope that Nicolas Sarkozy wins whe the French people vote in the French presidential elections today. I don’t agree with everything that he says but on a simple rule of thumb, if the UK media is against him, then he can’t be that bad! France needs to embrace change and Sarkozy offers the best chance of this. He seems pro-American, and for that alone he is to be welcomed. He also seems to appreciate the dangers of militant Islam – I guess he won’t capture too many votes in the banlieus. My opinion is that his Socialist rival, Ségolène Royal, is the UK media’s favourite (What a surprise that is, eh?) and they want her to win. Sarkozy however appears to be a man of some substance and therefore a man who offers France a chance to move forward rather than languishing in a  Chirac backwater. Hope the vote goes the RIGHT way.