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On This Day…

By ATWadmin On November 7th, 2006 at 4:51 pm

1885 – Completion of the Canadian-Pacific Railway.

1935 – Austrailian pilot Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith, is seen flying over Calcutta on a flight from the UK.  He is never seen again.

1974 – Lord Lucan mysteriously disappears following the murder of his children’s nanny.  Recent evidence points to Lucan living a reclusive life in Goa before his death in 1996.

1980 – Hollywood legend Steve McQueen, star of films such as the ‘Great Escape’ and the ‘Magnificent Seven’, dies of a heart attack in Mexico following complications with cancer surgery.  He had been suffering with mesothelioma.

1984 – Ronald Reagan wins a second term as US President.

1990 – Mary Robinson becomes the first female President of the Republic of Ireland.


By ATWadmin On November 7th, 2006 at 12:06 pm

Do you think that Muslims can serve our Nation and occupy positions of importance? I do. 

Today brings a story concerning an experienced Muslim firearms officer who  has begun race and religious discrimination proceedings against the Metropolitan Police after he was removed from a close-protection unit guarding senior dignitaries, including Tony Blair. Amjad Farooq, 39, a father of five, was told he was a threat to national security because his children had attended a mosque associated with a Muslim cleric linked to a suspected terrorist group.

Well, I don’t wish to comment on this specific case for obvious reasons BUT in general, I would believe that the Metropolitan Police shoud be very mindful to ensure that no such links – or potential links – to Islamic terror amongst these senior squads of officers. It’s precautionary and it’s common sense.

Naturaly the whole "Muslims are discriminated against" bandwagon has kicked off following this news.

Sorry, I have no sympathy for this faux argument. We know that there are militant Islamists living amongst us in the UK who seek to kill as many of us as possible. See this news story to get an idea as to what some Muslim extremists have in mind. The Muslim Council of Britain continues to do a great disservice to the many decent Muslims living here as it screeches its usual refrain about how the British Muslim community is so hard done by.


By ATWadmin On November 7th, 2006 at 11:27 am

795151-539402-thumbnail.jpgIt’s not just leftists around the world who will be watching out for the results of the US mid-term elections that could determine the course of President George W Bush’s last two years in office. Naturally the MSM are drooling at the prospect of a Dem victory in both Houses, although I detect a massive cranking down of their "landslide" expectations in recent weeks as the Republicans have gotten their act more together.

But who else will celebrate a victory for the Democrats?

Well, we know the likes of the UN and EU are champing at the bit to see the Republicans given a black eye. They are envious of a decisive United States that will act to do what is right, rather than sit and pontificate as to what might be wrong. (See UN discussions on Darfur)

But there are other people who sit, and watch, and wait.

The Islamofascists know which Party they want to see gain the levers of power. They know that the latter day Democrats are essentially a frivolous Party, which wants to cut and run on the war on terrorism. And if the Jihadists see the will of the US dramatically weaken, and if they watch images of Democrat appeasers seizing power in both Houses, what do you think THEIR reaction will be? (Clue; It won’t be cut and run..)

Should the US electorate make the wrong decision today, then I fear for the future of United States and its genuine allies. The Jihadists will be encouraged and more acts of terror will follow.

The ONLY result that can send a message of defiance to the Al Queda scum out there is to vote Republican. Bush is far from perfect, and his Party is not in any way perfect, but compared to the Defeaticrats, I’ll take the Republicans ANYDAY. As Ann Coulter said last week..

Even a dying party has death throes. If Democrats win a slight majority in the House or Senate, Americans will get shrill, insane leadership of the nation in time of war.

Democrats can’t not be crazy. They will instantly set to work enacting a national gay marriage law, impeachment hearings, slavery reparations and a series of new federal felonies for abortion clinic protesters. The only way to get Democrats to focus on terrorists would be to convince them that the terrorists are interfering with a woman’s right to choose or that commercial jetliners exploding in midair are a threat to America’s wetlands.

The probable new House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, is in a catfight with Rep. Jane Harman for not being insane enough.

Remember who is watching and waiting. The MSM won’t tell you!


By ATWadmin On November 7th, 2006 at 10:12 am

Let’s be clear at the start of this that many individuals from Britain’s black population have made tremendous contributions to our society across a wide range of disciplines and many are looked up to as role models. 

So I was very surprised to hear a so-called spokeman for the “Black community” on Radio 5 this morning claiming that unemployment amongst the black population has never stopped rising, that the drug culture which infests some black areas is the direct consequence of (White)celebrities, models, popstars etc seeking recreational drugs from dealers within these areas, and that many young black people are attracted to drug dealing when they see the affluent lifestyles afforded to those who deal in this illicit trade.

I’m sorry, but this is almost complete denial of reality. Of course some of those with money will seek out their recreational drugs from wherever they can get it. The best way of dealing with that is by a tough crackdown on both dealers and those who buy from them however. But surely it is patronising beyond belief to suggest that black people just can’t find employment at a time when Government tells us we need to have hundreds of thousands of immigrants coming into this country to meet employment needs and have no moral compass to direct them away from the sheer evil of drugs.

And when we’re at it – what are these “spokesmen” for the black community doing to highlight the evil of drug dealers in their “own” community?

This guy was pleading victimhood. He was patronising British black people – but because he himself is black, and because the BBC desperately wants to belief in institutional racism – he got a sympathetic ear. He didn’t deserve it.


By ATWadmin On November 7th, 2006 at 9:02 am

795151-539339-thumbnail.jpgOK – with the genocidal tyrant Saddam Hussein now facing execution, the topic of capital punishment has once more come to the fore.  As you know, I fully support capital punishment though I understand  others do not and I respect their point of view. My primary reason for supporting it is Biblical, and I am much obliged to my friend  Peter C Glover, for providing us with what I believe to be the BEST case for the death penalty…. from a Biblical perspective. Those who do not care for the Bible may not get a lot from this, those who do put their faith in the Bible may find Peter’s analysis both comprehensive and compelling…

I should also add that Peter has collated his thoughts on this along with several other major issues in his book "The Politics of Faith"…it’s a great read and I recommend it to all discerning ATW readers. Here’s an excerpt from Peter’s article…

"Saddam and the Biblical (Judeo-Christian) case for the death penalty"

So Saddam has been convicted and sentenced – to death. Immediately, the Western liberal human rights lobbies have galvanized themselves to try to prevent it. They know only too well that if the case for anyone – even a mass murdering tyrant  – can be proved reasonable and right morally, then the case for the death penalty per se is also made out. But I have found the human rights lobbies together with woolly-minded liberal Christians to be less than logical when confronted by pure reason and the Word of God itself.

That’s why they do their level best to avoid being confronted by cogent argument.

Though I am more than prepared to argue the case for the death penalty from pure reason – as I have in my book The Politics of Faith that is not my focus here. I have been asked rather to focus squarely on the biblical teaching on the subject and will confine my case to it. And what our review will plainly reveal is that the Bible, New and Old Testament, is unequivocal on the subject: the Bible not only teaches the case for the death penalty but shows that the state which carries executes for murder is actually doing God’s will. So let us straight away turn to the biblical evidence.

Read the rest here.

If you want to pursue this issue with Peter, feel free to pop over to his place, I just know that he loves liberals…!


By ATWadmin On November 7th, 2006 at 8:43 am

Following on from Mike’s post yesterday concerning the chaos and incompetency that lies (and lies) behind the London 2012 Olympics, comes the news that Organisers of the 2012 London Olympic Games have discovered they may be facing a huge additional tax bill.  Tory Olympic spokesman Hugh Robertson said the government had assured him the £2.38bn cost of construction sites would not be subject to VAT. But the Treasury is demanding the tax, and has said European regulations state it cannot be seen to be supporting the organisers of the event.

This is but the beginning. Expect to see the costs of this enterprise spiral out of all control.

“now this won’t hurt at all!”

By ATWadmin On November 7th, 2006 at 8:38 am

Heard the new, caring, Gordon Brown illustrate how he’s going to spend lots more of our money on the prompt immunisation of kids worldwide who would otherwise go without! Now, in principle, there’s nothing wrong with the idea that mass immunisation is a ‘good thing’, but, (and there’s always a but;) the devil is in the detail! Firstly, why is it always down to the long-bled and -suffering taxpayers of the U.K. who have to fund most of this burden on ‘hire-purchase’? Then, doesn’t the whole idea of this practice, good though it may be, then allow the feckless Governments in whose countries these alleged kids live to further spend their own money on nice guns, or palaces, or German cars, or other goodies, instead of basic health care for their own citizens?

Further to those queries being resolved, we now come to the thorny issue of what type of immunisation is to be funded? I for one tend to distrust anyone who states, "Trust me, we know what we’re doing" when it comes to matters medical! Go back a year or two, to the rows around the efficacy of the ‘MMR’ or Measles, Mumps and Rubella jab, and whether there was a link between massive assaults on a very young person’s immune systems; and the onset of Autism in numbers of those same children! Whereas the ‘single’ jab, whereby the proven technology of a single dose against a single disease or infexction has been used for many years without problem! Now far be it from me to query those experts who claim that all is well with the ‘MMR’ routine, but there’s an awful lot of cash heading the way of pharmaceutical companies who are pushing the ‘MMR’ route, bhecause they after all, have done their research and produced these ‘wonder’ medications, and we all know that pharmaceutical companies and chemists always tell the truth!


By ATWadmin On November 6th, 2006 at 10:31 pm

Lower than the belly of a newt

By ATWadmin On November 6th, 2006 at 3:27 pm

newt.jpgRecently I suggested the pitiful Mayor of London should seek medical attention for his unravelling mind amongst his ideological buddies in Cuba (famous for their Potemkin Village Health Service).

Sure enough, the Dear Leader has turned up in Cuba and joined in the ritual denunciation of the USA and lavished praise on Castro, under whom Cuba has “been able to give its people the best standard of health care, brilliant education” etc. Perhaps he agrees with George “Tiddles” Galloway, that Cuba has a different and superior form of democracy – indeed one where the choice is not so much between two candidates but between silence on one hand and incarceration and torture on the other. No problem for Maoist Livingstone, a red star on the uniform works the same magic as the “American Express” card used to do in the advert.

Like many of his vile confederateson the Reactionary Left, Livingstone has become a fully-signed up member of the environmental lobby, and would restrict the common folk from air travel for the greater good, safe in the knowledge that VIPs like him will still be able to swan around the World at tax-payers expense. Next stop Venezuela.

Blair, ” It will leave a legacy ….in the UK !”

By ATWadmin On November 6th, 2006 at 2:28 pm

rings alight.jpegIn six years’ time, the name of Jack Lemley will be spoken with bated breath. They will be saying "We should really have listened to Jack!"

Jack who?

That’s right, Jack Lemley! He is the head of Lemley International, an engineering and consulting company based in Boise, Idaho. He is seventy-seven years old, and is the first senior person to have resigned from the Olympic Delivery Agency.

As can be seen from a brief survey of the Wikipedia page, he is massively qualified and extremely-well respected, by ENGINEERS! (my capitals). He ran, amongst other projects, the Channel Tunnel project. If one discounts the financial catastrophe which is EuroTunnel: the engineering bit; the trains, the links, the infrastructure, the initial tunnelling with boring machines, everything works! So the man knows of that which he talks about!

In a little-noticed item, his resignation from the 2012 Olympic Delivery Agency brought no comment from insiders, but a fortnight later, the comments from this forthright individual, which included such gems as " A huge amount of local politics had made the job intolerable." and "I went there to build things, not to sit and talk about it, so I felt it best to leave the post and come home," have brought fevered responses from Sports Minister Caborn and Labour MP Derek Wyatt, who was quoted as stating; "Original costs spell ‘x’ and come out as a ‘y’. I think Mr Lemley was out of his depth.". This last from an M.P. whose previous jobs include ‘history teacher’, ‘journalist’ and ‘publisher’, which record of course gives him a supreme advantage in commenting upon the life and knowledge of a really good Engineer!

The chickens are starting to come home to roost, and the truly ludicrous estimates for cleaning the site, apart from construction, are leaping ever higher, as are the timescales for that same construction. Remember how the Greeks scraped home before the start of their Games? That’s ‘gonna be chickenfeed compared with the boondoggle we have been landed with in Stratford!