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By ATWadmin On December 12th, 2006 at 11:04 am

Interesting to read that the UK Sports Minister Richard reckons that sports people should not be banned for using "social" drugs. Mr Caborn told MPs that the key anti-doping issue in sport was whether drugs enhanced performance or not.

Isn’t it fascinating to glimpse the sheer moral vacuum that lies at the heart of the Government? Poor Caborn evidently believes that "Recreational Drug Taking" can be looked upon as something very different from "performance enhancement drug taking." I don’t. Athletes who are found to take illegal drugs of ANY sort  should be banned. I suspect that professional sports in general is awash with illegal drugs, but that is not a reason for the Sports Minister to give it an unofficial thumbs up.  


By ATWadmin On December 12th, 2006 at 7:52 am

Two cheers for the Conservative Party for having the guts to produce a report which argues that unmarried parents are more likely to separate than their married counterparts with devastating social effects, including higher rates of offending and drug abuse and poorer school results. Cameron has said that a future Conservative Government would restore the tax incentives once wisely put in place to encourage marriage, though I believe he considers gay marriage to be equally worthy of financial support, which it clearly is not.

Iain Duncan Smith, one of the authors of the report, makes it clear that his group had discovered that 50 per cent of unmarried parents, who he described as the "biggest rising group in child-rearing", split up before their child was five. "We do know that children from a broken home, particularly in these difficult poverty-stricken areas, are something like 75 per cent more likely to fail in education and that leads to problems with drug addiction and failure and dependency," he said.

Supporting heterosexual marriage is one of the most sensible things any Government could do. Labour has done everything possible to undermine it, with predictable societal consequences.


By ATWadmin On December 12th, 2006 at 7:38 am

It’s true. A dead man has swung a vote in favour of homosexual rights at the Northern Ireland Assembly. After a two-hour debate at Stormont, 39 assembly members voted in favour of a DUP motion censuring government plans to introduce so called "equality legislation" for gays, lesbians and bisexuals and 39 against it. Because the vote was tied, it did not go through, but get this….

Sinn Fein/IRA West Belfast assembly member Michael Ferguson died in September. The St Andrews Agreement Act enables parties to use the vote of an assembly member who has died but has not yet been replaced. And so it was that even though Ferguson is long since in his grave, his vote was cast in favour of the pro-sodomite lobby. Only in Northern Ireland is it considered possible to use a DEAD MAN’S VOTE to enshrine pro-Gay legislation – shocking. How did Sinn Fein/IRA know what Ferguson thought on this issue?

It’s interesting to also observe that WHILST unionists voted against the gay activists legislation nationalists and republicans were all in favour of it. I wonder which part of Roman Catholic theology embraces homosexuality perversion, exactly?


By ATWadmin On December 11th, 2006 at 7:07 pm

SinnCard_239586d.jpgI invite ATW readers from outside of Northern Ireland to view the sort of Christmas Card which some Irish Republicans see as a celebration of the season.As you see, they delight in showing Santa with a machine gun. In another sketch, a gun-carrying snowman wears a black IRA-style beret. The Republican Sinn Fein cards are on sale in west Belfast. Calendars for 2007, with chilling photographs of masked gunmen, can also be bought at the outlet. And just in case some IRA sympathiser points out that this is not mainstream Republicanism at work, Sinn Fein’s official 2007 calendar, on sale on its website, marks the 35th anniversary of Bloody Sunday and the 20th anniversary of the killing of eight IRA men in Loughall. The Eight concerned were brought to justice before they could implement the murder spree they had in mind. Naturally Sinn Fein mourn the loss of the IRA associates. Terrorists stick together.


By ATWadmin On December 11th, 2006 at 6:23 pm

Did you read Kofi Annan’s final rebuke to the United States before he leaves his job as Chief terror-apologist at the UN? I’m sure the liberal MSM will be in tears at Kofi’s departure. I noticed that Annan chose the library of President Truman to make his final lousy speech. Well,  here are a few words from Harry Trueman that pretty much should sum up the CORRECT approach for the US on the war on Islamic terror, and indeed with its dealings with the creatures from the UN…  

"Carry the battle to them. Don’t let them bring it to you. Put them on the defensive. And don’t ever apologize for anything"

Bye Bye Kofi – you’ll not be missed!


By ATWadmin On December 11th, 2006 at 11:55 am

Hearts_and_minds.jpgJust to say that I will be appearing on BBC NI’s political flagship "Hearts and Minds" this thursday, shown on BBC2 @ 7.30pm and then on BBC1 @ AROUND 11.30pm. I have the "If You Ask Me" spot – and I’m in seasonal mood. Sort of.  As ever, there is a Costello quote buried in the script!


By ATWadmin On December 11th, 2006 at 10:49 am

I see that one of the many gangs of Palistinian thugs have shown their barbarism by killing the three sons of an intelligence chief linked to the Palestinian terror party Fatah. Two of the kids were aged between 6 and 10. Note the crocodile tears of the Hamas spokesman.

I notice that the UN and EU have been remarkably quiet about the murder of these Palestinian children by Palestinian gunmen. Can you imagine the OUTCRY had an Israeli been in any way responsible for such slaughter? Hypocrites. Give these people a State????????????????????

“what’s in a name?”

By ATWadmin On December 11th, 2006 at 10:48 am

An acquaintance asked me, as he knew I was into things technical, to give his home a quick scan and state whether I agreed with his diagnosis that his electric supply was ‘a bit funny’ ( I quote verbatim). I went across, gave a very quick test to the system to prove out safety, without the large task of a complete test, and then asked him what his problem seemed to be, as there was, on the surface, nowt’ much wrong!  He told me that there had to be something wrong with his electricity, as his light bulbs kept burning out very rapidly!

I asked where he bought his light bulbs from, and he told me they came from the local supermarket, and were all made in Europe; but was more than a little surprised when I told him that that was the source of his problems. I explained that the vast majority of ‘value’ or ‘economy’ products came from Third World countries, such as Indonesia, China, Eastern Europe or North Africa, with the accompanying lack of quality controls and checks. To his statement that his home lighting was made in ‘Europe’, I explained that, due to clever lobbying of the various Brussels-based E.U. authorities, anything made in a country outside the Union has only to be ‘Packaged’ within the Union to gain the status of ‘Made in the European Union, or Community.’

If he bought bulbs, whether ordinary incandescent or ‘energy-saving’, which came with a known Brand-name, or a proud statement saying ‘Made in Britain’ or ‘Made in Holland’, he would then know that a Company with a reputation to protect had made that product, and was prepared to stand behind it! If a foreign company supplying goods on to the British domestic market had to comply with the stringent manufacturing and worker standards as did the local companies, you might see a drop in the differential between the ‘local’ and ‘imported’ prices. Not perhaps a totally-skewed market as one sees today, but at least a partial levelling of the playing field!

As I have maybe stated before, and will probably say again, “Buy something which is priced as rubbish; and more often than not, you will be receiving exactly what you pay for!”



By ATWadmin On December 11th, 2006 at 9:53 am

Islam-Britain.jpgDid you read in The Guardian that British Cabinet ministers have been told by the Foreign Office to drop the phrase ‘war on terror’ and other terms seen as liable to anger British Muslims and increase tensions more broadly in the Islamic world.

The shift apparently marks a turning point in British political thinking about the strategy against extremism and underlines the growing gulf between the British and American approaches to the continuing problem of radical Islamic militancy. It comes amid increasingly evident disagreements between President George Bush and Tony Blair over policy in the Middle East.

I’m in TOTAL AGREEMENT. Let’s drop the war on terror label, that was always a nuanced nonsense.

It’s the WAR ON MILITANT ISLAM that we are fighting. and which Islam has been happily fighting against us. I wonder will THAT term be acceptable to Blair and co? Of course not, we are fighting a war…. but we deny who we fight against, and so we make it much more likely we will lose. Our leaders appear to be already dhimmified – preparing ways to surrender to the Imams. We are being beaten by a primitive ideology, a fascism of Islam, and it is our leaders lack of backbone that is allowing this. Perhaps the very threat of another 7/7 is sufficient for the white flag to be hoisted over Downing Street?


By ATWadmin On December 11th, 2006 at 9:25 am

nhs23bt.gifI have to say that I share the bewilderment many people feel at the bizarre behaviour of the National Health Service. This statist dinosaur stumbles along in permament budgetary crisis. And yet, and yet,  it has time to offer free trampolining and tango lessons for the unfit. NHS South-West managers have spent nearly £400,000 on sculpture for their mental health units and then lavished a further £100,000 on research into whether anybody liked it.  Birmingham Health Authority spent £40,000 producing a book of short stories and poetry to boost staff morale.  In 2003, it was revealed that the NHS Health Innovations Fund in Bradford had spent nearly £500,000 making a soap opera to promote health awareness in the Asian community – but had not bothered to check if any of the TV networks were interested in broadcasting it. In April, NHS Tayside produced a four-page guide catchily entitled Good Defecation Dynamics. "Potty Training for Grown-ups" might have been a more precise title. It contained the vital advice that one should sit up straight and keep the mouth open – and "don’t forget to breathe".

I really think that the NHS needs taken apart in one form or another and the horrendous top-down bureaucracy that is killing it removed. Government should have no involvement with the running of our Hospitals as it strangles every sensible initiative imaginable.