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HEIR TODAY, GONE TOMORROW….

By ATWadmin On January 15th, 2007 at 9:42 am

795151-533392-thumbnail.jpgClearly, despite all the official bravado, Conservative Party Leader David Cameron is worried about what is happening to his traditional support base. As evidence for this contention, I refer you to the fact that he has been forced to write a laughable article for the Daily Cameron in which he claims to be the spiritual heir to Margaret Thatcher and therefore a true Tory. New idea.  LOL!

Sorry, but NO ONE with any sense believes that. Possibly even including those pro-Cameron lackeys that infest the Telegraph and the Spectator these days. The reality is that Cameron has moved the Conservative Party so far to the left (Or, as the MSM likes to pretend, to "the centre") that he would be better to claim to be Blair’s heir. Cameron advocates a set of values that are anathema to authentic Conservatives. He endorses the Holy Grail of socialism ie the "re-distribution of wealth,"  he urges higher taxation in the name of the Environment, he is spineless on the war against militant Islam, he is in favour of Statism, he is antagonistic to wealth creators, thus he has no basis to claim to have any link to Lady Thatcher’s brand of Conservatism.

OFF TO HELL….

By ATWadmin On January 15th, 2007 at 9:33 am

condemned and guilt.jpgI see that two of Saddam Hussein’s key aides in terror have been hanged in Baghdad, two weeks after the execution of the former Iraqi dictator. Officials stressed this time there had been "no violations", but Saddam Hussein’s half-brother, Barzan al-Tikriti, was decapitated as he hung. He lost the head, so to speak.

Barzan and Awad Hamad al-Bandar, a top judge under the regime, were convicted over the killing of 148 Shias in 1982.

Congratulations to the Iraqi authorities for ignoring the self righteous clamour of the Euro elite, the MSM, and all those who tremble at the notion of JUSTICE being done. Both these thugs got their due rewards.

Spintime for Peter

By ATWadmin On January 14th, 2007 at 4:00 pm

This is what the Provos’ finest New Labour ally had to say about the decision to hold the Hard Fish on ‘support’ for the police and rule of law:

‘By committing the republican movement to support for the police in the clear and unequivocal terms that it has, Sinn Fein has played its part in breaking the deadlock that has paralysed political progress in Northern Ireland.’

And this is what the Provo motion at the Hard Fish ends with:

‘That the Ard Chomhairle is mandated to implement this motion (for PSNI ‘support’) only when the power-sharing institutions are established and when the Ard Chomhairle is satisfied that the policing and justice powers will be transferred. Or if this does not happen within the St Andrews timeframe, only when acceptable new partnership arrangements to implement the Good Friday Agreement are in place.’

Clear and unequivocal?  Are we missing something, Mr Kenyan blow-in?

no more guns, no more slaughter?

By ATWadmin On January 14th, 2007 at 10:33 am

As many maybe aware, through previous posts, I don’t ‘do’ sports. I lack the genetic mutation which urges, amongst other small lunacies, masses of people to sit in cold stadiums while cheering one set of eleven foreigners who are beating ten sorts of shit out of another set of eleven foreigners! Just don’t understand it! However, I was paging through the ‘sport’ section of the Telegraph, (don’t ask why, it’s impolite!) when I read a remark about the casual, and I do mean casual, DEATH of a young teenager who showed great promise in football. The article I read concerned the activities of a young(ish) Abdullah Ben_Kmayal, who runs a football club with ‘attitude’, the attitudes being not only football skills, but also respect, behaviour and manners.

In the article, the writer bemoaned the fact that a future captain of the team had died, but the chilling quote came from the club leader Ben, who said, ""No, you wouldn’t have read about it," says Ben. "Happens so often, you’ll be lucky if a gang killing round here makes the local paper." The youngster was machine-gunned to death by sixteen bullets!

adolf.gifA long-time advocate for the possession of guns once said "If you outlaw guns, then only outlaws will have guns!", and gazing at some statistics and pages on the Web, I am forced to agree with him! My younger son decided to have a shotgun as a twenty-first birthday present, and only then did I learn of the bureaucracy and bullshit which follows the innocent in pursuit of their choice of relaxation! His life was examined, my life was examined, our home was literally inspected throughout as to the safety impact of keeping a weapon on the premises, including such demands as a separate locked cabinet for the shells, and this inspection was repeated five times before my son gave up his gun, and sold it on! This at a time when a householder called the police to report an intruder, and was told that no-one was available, and to stay upstairs in safety!

I would accept the verdict of politicians that ‘gun control’ is both necessary, and a fair state of affairs when the Prime Minister and his Cabinet have no police protection, then they will know how the rest of us feel.

 

Our lives are as valuable as theirs are!

 

Talking Point – 14.01.07

By ATWadmin On January 14th, 2007 at 9:26 am

‘The prosperous nations in Europe are small, independent countries such as Ireland, Norway, Sweden and Luxembourg.’  Mike Russell, SNP Chief Executive.

Macedonia, a small independent country, has one of the poorest economies in Europe.  California, a part of a union of states, is the sixth largest economy in the world.  Strange how the SNP never uses that analogy. 

Discuss.

From ARA to IRA

By ATWadmin On January 14th, 2007 at 9:06 am

At first I couldn’t understand why the IRA claimed it had secured such a great victory on the whole issue of its ‘support’ for law and order.  Its political mask gave so many fanciful claims regarding the role of MI5 (which is exactly as it was before) and the apparent beginning to its ‘withdrawal from Ireland’, when in fact the Palace Barracks regional MI5 HQ will be the biggest, most strategic and most important location outside London.  Nothing is on the table regarding the role of remit of the PSNI that wasn’t there at the time the SDLP decided to give its support.  However, with the violent wing of Oirish insurrection, you have to look at what goes on behind the scenes to appreciate why the Provos are crowing at their success.

Having achieved nothing on the police and the intelligence services, it stands to reason that the Provo leadership wanted to have something to show to the faithful when they gather in Dublin at the end of the month (they should hold their meeting in a petri dish with all the other bacteria).  That prize is the abolition of the Assets Recovery Agency.  For as the Provos prepared to hold their Hard Coil (good for preventing sexual penetration but hopeless at guarding against British secret service penetration) news came out that this body, which has achieved much in the way of seizing Provo assets fenced in a number of enterprises, is to be wound up.

Effectively the proposed amalgamation with another – UK-wide – body will prove ineffective in seeking to prosecute the Provo godfathers of South Armagh, who live the high life in their Bandit Country versions of Hearst Castle.  Slab and chums can sleep easier knowing that the authorities of the UK and Irish states will ease off in return for cheap words on police endorsement.  For knowing that the ill-gotten riches of the top terrorist brass are out of reach makes the job of preaching Marxism to everybody else that bit more palatable, eh Gerry?

On This Day…14.01

By ATWadmin On January 14th, 2007 at 8:52 am

1943 – British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and US President Franklin D Roosevelt meet in Casablanca, Morocco, to discuss their strategy for the next phase of the war.

1953 -Josip Broz Tito becomes President of Yugoslavia.

1957 – Death of American film legend Humphrey Bogart aged 57. His wife, actress Lauren Bacall, places a gold whistle on his coffin with the inscription : ‘If you need anything , just whistle’ – a line from their first film together, ‘To Have and To Hold’.

1980Gold reaches a new record price, hitting more than $800 an ounce.

1994 – The Duchess of Kent becomes the first member of the Royal Family to convert to Catholicism for three hundred years.

2002 – After three months of no cases being reported, the United Kingdom is finally officially declared free from the Foot and Mouth infection after the crisis started in 2001 in which millions of cows and sheep were destroyed.

Saturday ATW Brain-Teaser!

By ATWadmin On January 13th, 2007 at 4:40 pm

OK, here’s a logic puzzle that I have rewritten from another text. Hope you enjoy it!

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Multi-billionaire Sir Bob Shilling knew that he was getting on in years, and that it was time for him to choose which of his two sons, Dan or Jim, would inherit his fortune.

So he sent for his sons, and told them, “Dan, Jim, my sons. Ah, there you are, wasting your time doing those crummy logic puzzles as usual! You wouldn’t ever catch me doing any of those stupid puzzles! Put those magazines away and come here and listen to me.

“I was out shopping today, and you know what I’m like, if I see a car I like the look of, I’ll buy it there and then. Well, I saw these two beautiful brand new Ferrari’s this afternoon, both the same colour, model and engine size, fully air-conditioned, smoked windows for privacy, all the trimmings, and with personalised number plates “DAN 1” and “JIM 1”, and I knew I just had to buy them for my sons. I hope you like them!

“Now then, it’s time for me to decide which one of you will inherit my billions. I’d split the money equally between you if I could, but as you both know, it’s been a tradition in the Shilling family for generations, that the father passes on his inheritance to only one of his sons, that way the other one must learn to make his fortune by his own hard work.

“Here’s how we’re gonna do it: Take your new cars from here, No.1 Richmond St, Mayfair, London, and race all the way to my hilltop mansion in Edinburgh. I’ll shoot up there in my private jet, and I’ll use my binoculars to spot you coming up the hill. As soon as I see the winner approaching, I’ll telex my solicitor with the inheritance arrangements”.

“So”, said Dan, “a straight race, huh? First one there gets all your billions? Neat. I’m game for that. Are you game too, Jim?”

“Sounds fair enough to me, Dan. Let’s shake hands so there’s no hard feelings – may the best one win”. And with that, they ran out of the room as fast as their legs would take them, heading for the cars.

“Not so fast, there, wait a minute, boys”, Sir Bob called out after them along the corridor, at the very top of his voice. “I’m afraid you haven’t quite understood me”. The sons were quite a distance away, by now. Sir Bob continued to yell out, “It’s the SLOWEST one, the one who LOSES the race, that’s gonna inherit my fortune. Do you hear me? Boys, did you hear me? Boys…”

But before Sir Bob had finished his sentence, the two brothers had already disappeared into the garage, jumped into their new cars and proceeded to race off at top speed towards Edinburgh.

“Oh No! Stupid boys! Always in such a rush to get going – they obviously didn’t hear a word of what I just said! They’re gonna have such a surprise! I’m not even flying up there until next week; I mean, why should I? There ought to be no great rush, after all! In fact, I’d better phone up the housekeeper at Edinburgh and let him know that those two silly boys will be there in ten hours’ time” thought Sir Bob to himself, chuckling at the thought of how silly they would look, and realising that he would, in fairness to them both, have to call off the “race” and start again.

Sir Bob relaxed and sat down, and he picked up one of his sons’ “logic problems” magazines and started working through a few easy problems. And as his mental sinews began to loosen and clear, it suddenly hit him. He pressed his intercom. “Get me my pilot! Tell him, prepare to take off for Edinburgh immediately! I can’t say for sure, but I now know that there’s a 50/50 chance that my sons did, in fact, hear what I last said to them”.

– “You’ve got to be joking, Sir! Wilkins is up in his private helicopter, and he spotted them both an hour ago, zooming up the M1 somewhere near Derby, at 120mph! How can they possibly think –“

– “Don’t argue with me! Just get ready to take off!”

What did Sir Bob suddenly realise?

THE BETRAYAL OF OUR CHILDREN….

By ATWadmin On January 13th, 2007 at 2:01 pm

I’m sure we can all agree that providing a decent education to children is a worthy and laudable aim.

In the UK, because the vast majority of education provision is (sadly) controlled by the State, it therefore falls to the State – and therefore the Government of the day, to ensure that our kids are given this advantage. However, some of us have been arguing for many years now that Government CANNOT be trusted to properly manage Education provision, since it will naturally want to pretend that it all progress is thanks to it, and it alone, thus Grades HAVE to improve. Government consistently DENIES  that there has been any grade inflation and that improved annual academic results are attributed to great teaching and smarter kids. Praise be to Government.

However the staggering scale of "grade inflation" in schools and universities since Labour came to power is laid bare in official figures today.

The number of A grades at A-level and top honours degrees has soared more than 50% since 1997.

The trend at GCSE is almost as marked, with pupils now passing 36 per cent of exams at the top two grades of A and A*.

And figures from the Higher Education Statistics Agency have shown how first-class honours degrees have rocketed 55%. More than one in ten undergraduates now achieve the highest university accolade while more than 50% achieve the top two grades – either a first or upper second. Out of 289,200 undergraduates awarded degrees last year, 172,000 were awarded one of these degrees. Most of the rest gained lower seconds, while 26,800 failed their degrees completely, gaining no classification at all. Firsts alone have gone up from seven per cent in 1997 to more than 11 per cent.

DUMBED DOWN AND SOLD OUT – Government betrays our children.

You don’t need a brace of worthless "A" Levels or a Degree in Sports Studies to work that one out. Government needs to be removed from Education – it corrupts all it touches.

THE END OF FLIGHT IN THE UK?

By ATWadmin On January 13th, 2007 at 12:35 pm

yeo_tim_2.jpgThe Cameronifcation of the Conservative Party continues to mutate this once-proud Party into something that is NOW EVEN further to the Left than Labour. Senior Conservative Tim Yeo who chairs the influential House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee, said he wanted to see ‘ virtually no’ internal flights within a decade because of "the greenhouse gas emissions" they produce. Environmental campaigner and Tory candidate Zac Goldsmith, who is heading a group developing green policy for David Cameron, has also confirmed that a major tax hike on domestic flights was being considered.

Just think, "virtually no internal UK Flights" – tough news for those of us who live in Northern Ireland and who need to travel to other parts of the UK for business and personal reasons. Tough for those who want to travel wherever they want, when they want. The modern Conservative Party is emerging as a major threat to our liberty, and its embrace of the toxic Green agenda is choking the essence of Conservatism to death.