By David Vance On June 11th, 2013 at 9:11 am
This is the side our Government supports in Syria.
Fighters reportedly shot dead a boy they accused of committing blasphemy in the northern city of Aleppo.
Ah – must be the religion of peace in action…
Rebels fighting the Syrian regime have shot dead a 15-year-old boy in front of his parents and siblings after accusing him of blasphemy, an activist group said. Al Jazeera was told that the boy, a street vendor selling coffee, was from the Shaar neighbourhood of the northern city of Aleppo. He has been named locally as Mohammad Kattaa. Reports indicated that he was arguing with another boy on Saturday and used the name of Prophet Muhammad in a common phrase used by Syrians at which point he was picked up by fighters, beaten, and then shot.
That will teach his parents a lesson. Allah be praised because ALL cultures are equal?
By David Vance On June 11th, 2013 at 7:41 am
The Ministry of Justice seems to have become an oxymoron!
Massive sums were squandered after the Ministry of Justice signed off a huge raft of contracts for services from private firms. More than £4.3million was spent on cabs to ferry around inmates and staff and a troupe of actors got £720,000 for role play to help convicts get jobs. Another £84,000 was spent on hairdressers for fashion-conscious prisoners at three prisons, while £100,000 went on toothbrushes and £23,000 was spent on whistles for staff.
Tough regime eh? The idea of getting a troupe of actors in to “help” criminals get a proper job is particularly amusing!!! Pure madness, and all carried out at YOUR expense. Isn’t taxation wonderful?
By David Vance On June 11th, 2013 at 7:37 am
Taksim Square – a place where liberty is being fought over but which seems to disinterest the MSM.
Turkish riot police have moved into Istanbul’s Taksim Square, which has been occupied by anti-government protesters for close to two weeks. Officers fired tear gas and rubber bullets, leading many protesters to flee the square into adjoining Gezi Park, where many have been camping. Some activists responded by hurling fireworks, fire bombs and stones at police. The unrest began after a police crackdown on a protest over Gezi Park. The protests then widened, with demonstrators accusing Mr Erdogan’s government of becoming increasingly authoritarian and trying to impose Islamic values on a secular state.
Therein lies the rub. Erdogan is clear – he wants to make Turkey just one more Islamic chattel. The genius of Turkey thus far has been to avoid that fate and those in Taksim Square are rejecting the plan to Islamise their nation. But this is not afforded the same breathless media attention as did the protests in Tahrir Square, in Cairo, for instance. Almost like when the people rise up against ISLAM, our media looses any real interest in their fate. How Odd.
By David Vance On June 11th, 2013 at 7:32 am
I wonder what it could be that eastern Europeans find SO attractive about Britain? Might it be the inclement weather? Maybe it’s the inner city ghettos? Either way, they just find the UK irresistible!
The draw of Britain as a magnet for migrants from across Europe gathered strength last year, official figures showed yesterday. Numbers of EU citizens coming to take jobs in this country went up – even though Germany and other major economies opened their doors for the first time to workers from Poland and Eastern Europe. And nearly one in four of all the international migrants who found work in European countries came to take jobs here, nearly double the numbers of immigrants who went to work in Germany, the analysis found.
That is why we await the arrival of hundreds of thousands of Romanians and Bulgarians who will undoubtedly add multicultural gaiety to our way of life. Thank God for the EU, just think, if we weren’t members NONE of these people could demand the right to come here, play their accordians and give the ATM industry such a torrid time.
By David Vance On June 11th, 2013 at 7:26 am
No, I’m not talking about Cheese and Stilton! I am referring to the remarkable news that….
A million children are growing up without a dad with some parts of the country seeing two thirds of all households fatherless, a report has found. The Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) study claims the number of lone-parent families is increasing by 20,000 a year and will reach more than two million by the time of the next general election in 2015. Liverpool has one of the highest densities of fatherless households in the country, with eight of the top 20 areas within its boundaries, the report found. In the ward of Riverside there is no father in 65 per cent of households with no father. The CSJ warns of a ‘tsunami’ of family breakdowns and says the absence of fathers is also linked to higher rates of teenage crime, pregnancy and disadvantage. It says some of the poorest parts of the country are becoming ‘men deserts’ because there are so few visible male role models for children.
Three points here.
As Marriage dissolves why are we surprised that we have this situation? Having a Mum and Dad is so passé now, although I suppose two Dads or Two Mums might be a modern replacement? Having kids out of wedlock is the modern way so why should the chief impregnator hang around after his job is done?
The Welfare costs of this new model of household is one big reason why as a Nation we struggle to balance the books. In essence those in work have to fund these households, to the hilt.
The State is content with this new arrangement. Where there is no Father, IT can step in and be the benefactor. The left particularly relish this since it enables them to gain the control they so desire. It was once said that the Family unit was the strongest defence AGAINST the State. As this unit breaks down, the State is very happy. It may keep you in the style to which you become accustomed but it will demand obeisance.
By The Troll On June 11th, 2013 at 5:29 am
I challenge anyone to a Debate. No Name calling, no foolishness. I challenged a fellow American who didn’t have the “spirit” to try. I put the challenge out to any of you.
Care to give it a try?
These are the standards: a discussion, involving opposing viewpoints, a formal contest in which the affirmative and negative sides of a proposition are advocated by opposing speakers.
This is the Topic.
I see no problem with the Patriot Act. You take the position that so many of you have that the collection of the information shouldn’t take place, and I’ll take the position of why it should.
The glove is thrown….
By The Troll On June 11th, 2013 at 1:21 am
Any thoughts of this man getting the vote for the Republican Nomination just went Bye Bye
In a Spanish-language interview Sunday with the network Univision, Sen. Marco Rubio said that legalization of the nation’s 11 million currently illegal immigrants must happen before any new border security or internal enforcement measures are in place, and will in no way be conditional on any security requirements. (Photo: Examiner file)
In a Spanish-language interview Sunday with the network Univision, Sen. Marco Rubio, the leading Republican on the Gang of Eight comprehensive immigration reform group, made his strongest statement yet that legalization of the nation’s estimated 11 million illegal immigrants must happen before any new border security or internal enforcement measures are in place, and will in no way be conditional on any security requirements.
“Let’s be clear,” Rubio said. “Nobody is talking about preventing the legalization. The legalization is going to happen. That means the following will happen: First comes the legalization. Then come the measures to secure the border. And then comes the process of permanent residence.”
Security First is the only way any immigration reform will pass, and anyone advocating otherwise looses over half the base.
By Pete Moore On June 10th, 2013 at 9:04 pm
I have a laptop with Windows 8; should I run Ubuntu instead?
By The Troll On June 10th, 2013 at 6:53 pm
I give you my Hero of how Journalism should be approached…. smile
By Pete Moore On June 10th, 2013 at 6:24 pm
While the National Stasi Agency spies on every communication in the US and beyond, the State Department is funding technology so Iranians can evade online surveillance by Tehran.