By Pete Moore On November 6th, 2014 at 7:43 pm
The Chancellor, George Osborne, is clearly a man without shame or self-awareness (but of course; he’s a politician).
Osborne says that the government will be watching fuel companies to ensure they pass on oil price reductions to consumers. Given that the great bulk of the price of fuel is made up by the parasitic state’s cut on the heroic labours and peaceful transactions of others –
According to analysis by the AA, out of the 124.22p average paid for a litre of petrol, about two-thirds is accounted for by a combination of Value Added Tax (VAT), at 20%, and fuel duty, at 57.95p.
– the Chancellor can get stuffed. Unlike heroic fuel companies, government doesn’t risk a single penny or produce a drop of sweat to get fuel non-stop to the forecourts, yet its cut is vastly greater than that of any producer or retailer. I’ve long been of the opinion, and I’m still baffled that it doesn’t happen, that retailers should split out the cost of fuel on price boards and receipts: that which they charge and then mafia state’s cut.
By Mahons On November 6th, 2014 at 1:29 pm
We recently had a young photogenic woman here in the USA who was suffering from terminal brain cancer and who moved to Oregon where she could and did commit a legal suicide. Part of the sensation of the story was that she had been active and well spoken. I accept her right to do so under the circumstances she faced and applaud her dignity and courage. I also support the dignity and courage of those who do not follow her choice. It is a difficult but necessary topic, and I would appreciate other people’s thoughts on it. I respect those who are terminally ill and wish to avoid a painful end, as well as those concerned that the “choice” might be made for some who are merely weak in spirit, unprotected and perhaps not in terminal conditions.
By Mike Cunningham On November 5th, 2014 at 6:01 pm
A few days back, I received a circular e-mail from an organisation which I wholly support, the Coalition for Marriage. Its aims are succint, brief, and fully in line with my thinking, as well as with many, many others. The e-mail advised me of the atrocious treatment of a Red Cross volunteer, one Bryan Barkley, after he stood in lawful protest against the perverted Same Sex Marriage Act.
The Red Cross removed him from their volunteer ranks, because he did not hold to the ‘progressive, liberal, cuddly view’ that is is acceptable for two homosexuals to be ‘married’, and on the grounds that Mr Barkley’s position was not “compatible” with the movement’s fundamental principles and values.
The Coalition asked all on their lists to protest to the Red Cross, and see what we have achieved in a very short time.
The Daily Mail said this; Anne Widdecombe said this, and the ever-lengthening list of protest notices on the Red Cross Facebook posts to page said this.
I wonder if the bloody Red Cross is possibly a little bit worried? They should be very, very worried!
By The Troll On November 5th, 2014 at 4:55 pm
Over here in the U.S. yesterday all attention was focused on one thing the Election. Yesterday however was a very important day in History. It was the 35th Anniversary of the Start of the current Islamic War on the Great Satan.
TEHRAN, Iran – Thousands of Iranians chanted “Down with America” at a major anti-U.S. rally on Tuesday marking the anniversary of the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, just days ahead of a key meeting between the two nations’ top diplomats over Iran’s controversial nuclear program. Many in the crowd chanted “Death to Israel” and “Death to Britain,” neither of which has an embassy here. Several protesters burned the American, Israeli and the British flag.
One of the benefits of this election is NO Treaty will be reached with Iran. One of the U.S.s head loons tweeted out yesterday that the “Neocons” will now put troops on the ground in Syria and Iraq. I guess Rupaul forgot about Iran. Well Rue may be nuts, but sending troops back to Iraq is inevitable. It won’t happen in the next two years unless IZZY actually strikes inside the U.S.
Hopefully though in the next few years we will go and fix what Obama has created with IZZY. When we do it would be nice to just keep going and settle the Iranian Problem. The war does not end until Iran is pacified. They are the Head of the Snake.
By Mike Cunningham On November 5th, 2014 at 12:54 pm
Israel defends herself against terrorist tunnels, along with the terrorists who use them, and gets worldwide denunciation for its totally justified actions.
Egypt demolishes 800 homes, tunnels and terror bases, and gets………………………Not a single Sound!
I wonder why!
By The Troll On November 5th, 2014 at 12:36 pm
Ok so the Republicans now control both the House and the Senate. The change doesn’t take effect until January, that’s when we shall see if cats can be herded.
The Republicans don’t have the magic number of 67 in the Senate which is the number of votes needed to overturn a Presidential Veto. Now if some Democrats join them in any Bills that get passed that number could easily be achieved. The word Bipartisan is used to describe things that both sides support. The Republicans over the past 6 years have been accused of being obstructionists because they would not join the Democrats in any major Bills. It will be interesting to see if the Democrats get accused of the same thing. The lack of Bipartisanship led to Harry Reid employing the Nuclear option. Changing the rules of the Senate that a super majority was needed to pass major Bills.
That rule was designed to guarantee Bipartisanship. Instead now a simple Majority of just 51 votes is needed to pass just about any Bill. When Reid changed the rule the press lauded it as a grand move even though during the short time in the past when the Republicans controlled the Senate the idea of that rule change was decried that it would be the biggest betrayal of our system of Government.
The best strategy that the Republicans could employ over the next two years is to pass the over 300 Bills that the House passed over the last 6yrs that Harry Reid refused to even allow a vote on. Pass the Bills and force Obama to Veto every one of them. They will get lambasted in the Press for it, but they will be heralded by the people.
Harry Reid by withholding those 300 Bills protected the President and was able to create the false narrative that the Republican House was a do nothing body. It will be time in January to turn the tools they used against them.
Update: correction made H/T Seamus.
By Mike Cunningham On November 5th, 2014 at 10:26 am
When people discuss George Monbiot, when they speak to criticise the man’s works, or beliefs, or indeed his very right to share the oxygen with anyone else, some get very passionate indeed. He has the ability to provoke comment by simply blowing his nose, never mind writing an essay or an op-ed piece for his employer, The Guardian. I, along with many others, dislike his arrogance in his assumption that only he is right; and therefore everyone else is either misinformed, or just plain wrong.
But even George occasionally gets, at least in my own opinion, certain things right. such as his varied and wide criticisms of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), which is an Intercontinental attempt at writing a Trade arrangement between the EU and the USA. The rights and wrongs of this cosy little deal are many and varied, and I see little benefit for ordinary people on either side of the Atlantic from this huge and intrinsically convoluted deal, but George has placed his digit on one very important device, inserted by huge commercial interests, to vary the usual manner in which decisions are challenged within this Treaty. He asks, as do I, why bring in Arbitration, where three private individuals are entrusted with the power to review, without any restriction or appeal procedure, all actions of the government, all decisions of the courts, and all laws and regulations emanating from parliament; when, up to now, our Courts have been up to that challenge?
By The Troll On November 4th, 2014 at 10:40 pm
As Phantom and Mahons point out below, Both Sharyl Attkisson and I are liars. The Obama Administration has done nothing over the past 6 years. Those who accuse them of anything other than God hood, or at least the greatest President ever to serve with the Nobelist Administration one has ever appointed I give you the following in regards to the main story that got Attkisson in the cross hairs of Mahons and Phantoms Idols.
Now I know this story must be a Lie also because the House over sight committee are nothing but Liars attacking a poor black man. Following the Law could never have anything to do with it, they’re just racist liars. It must be true the New Yorkers say so.
‘Election Eve Dump:’ Eric Holder Releases Fast and Furious Documents That Got Him Cited for Contempt
By David Vance On November 4th, 2014 at 10:12 pm
There is plenty to dislike about the French National Front but it’s hard to take issue with this…
David Cameron’s battle with Brussels proves it is impossible to control immigration from the EU, France’s far right leader Marine Le Pen has claimed. The National Front MEP, who is standing for President in 2017, held up Mr Cameron as an ‘example’ of how European freedom of movement rules were sacrosanct in Brussels. Ms Le Pen wrote on Twitter: ‘We are not free to decide our immigration policy – as the example of Mr Cameron recently proved.’
The fact is that Le Pen is 100% right. One cannot be in the EU and control immigration. Cameron postures that he can, but he can’t and it will ultimately lead to his demise.