By David Vance On September 6th, 2014 at 11:27 am
We approach another anniversary of 9/11 and then we read this disturbing story
Photos have surfaced of Jihadists Allegedly Posing with ELEVEN Captured Jetliners in Tripoli The seizure of the Libyan capital’s airport–and eleven of its commercial jetliners–has caused concern that the Islamists will use the planes for an attack on September 11.
Deposing Ghadaffi, as I recall, was hailed as a great success for Obama and Cameron. Now, what could go wrong with these civilian aircraft now in control of crazed Jihadists?????
By David Vance On September 6th, 2014 at 11:21 am
OK, here is a moral question for you.
Should the Government pay ransom to Islamic State (and other terrorist groups) in order to obtain the release of those taken hostage by such savages and thus save their lives?
I debated this on the BBC5 Live very late last night with Mohammed Shafiq, he was in favour of doing such deals, whereas I utterly oppose them. It’s not often I agree with David Cameron (or even Obama) but I think they strike an honourable position on these matters. Cameron summed it up quite well yesterday…
Cameron condemned governments that chose to pay ransoms, saying: “I am in no doubt that those countries that have allowed ransoms to be paid, that has ended up with terrorist groups – including this terrorist group – having tens of millions of dollars that they can spend on kidnapping other hostages, on preparing terrorist plots, including against us here in the UK, and in buying arms and weapons to wreak havoc.” He said that the policy was not based on a lack of sympathy, and the British government does everything possible to free hostages. Cameron added that despite being difficult to hear, he is “absolutely convinced that the policy of not paying ransoms to terrorists for kidnaps is right.”
Mohammed told me he was against Islamic State but thinks the Government should pay ransom money to save hostages. To my mind, this is UTTER folly as the only thing it guarantees is more hostages will be taken. The other problem is that Nations like the French and Germans DO hand over the cash to get hostages back. In doing so they only encourage more hostage taking but such is their way.
By David Vance On September 6th, 2014 at 11:08 am
Earlier this week we read that the Police would prefer you to solve crime yourself as they are otherwise engaged in more pressing issues – such as watching social network channels. I suppose if one follows that sort of thought process then this news is really not that very surprising..
Police are letting rapists off with community- based orders designed for minor offences. As a result, five rapists and 53 serious sex offenders, including paedophiles, have avoided jail in the past year. Last night victims’ groups condemned the practice and demanded tougher action against sex offenders after a scathing report by a police watchdog.
Community resolution orders, also known as restorative justice, mean the offence is dealt with outside court, with no formal charges and usually involves the offender giving a verbal or written apology to their victim. Dr Fiona Elvines, of the Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre, said it was “severely disappointing to see police statistics taking precedence over public safety and survivors’ rights to justice”.
All this begs the question – do we really NEED the Police in the form they have become in 2014? They claim they are too busy to solve some crimes and then when they miraculously DO get their hands on rapists – a horrible crime deserving off severe punishment – they give them a ticking off!!!!! How useless is that? The essence of Policing is consent between the Police and Public and increasingly that has become detached. As someone who passionately believes in the rule of law this saddens me BUT the Police seem hellbent to annoy their core supporters by treating the crime of rape with such disrespect.
By David Vance On September 6th, 2014 at 10:58 am
During Thursday night’s California gubernatorial debate against Republican Neel Kashkari, California Governor Jerry Brown (D) revealed that nearly 30% of the state’s schoolchildren are either illegal immigrants or do not speak English.
Brown, who recently said that illegal immigrants from Mexico were “all welcome in California,” praised his administration’s immigration policies.
He said that California is “setting the pace” on immigration laws and mentioned bills he signed that gave driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants, made California a sanctuary state (Trust Act), and granted in-state tuition to illegal immigrants (CA DREAM Act). Brown then said that these policies were necessary because “about 30%” of schoolchildren in California are “either undocumented or don’t speak English.”
So, one in three kids in the Golden State are illegal/non English speaking. Does anyone see the teensy weeny problem here? Brown thinks it is just fantastic that California is enduring this tsunami of Mexican ILLEGAL immigration and therein lies a strange characteristic he shares with many British leftists and that is a desire to essentially replace the indigenous demographic with that from a foreign nation. It’s nihilism and it drives a section of the left.
By Mike Cunningham On September 6th, 2014 at 9:14 am
was he a Muslim fruit-and-nutcase; or was he just a Muslim being a Muslim, acting to Muslim traditional behaviour.?
Freda Odame, 30, a supermarket worker who lives a few doors from the house where the woman was found beheaded, said she looked out of her window and saw the man wielding a machete with a “crazed look” in his eyes.
She said: “He was waving a huge machete around like a madman. He was shouting stuff. It didn’t make sense, it was like he was speaking in tongues.
“His eyes had a fury in them, lots of anger and hate. He was shouting and screaming, thrashing around.
“It was terrifying. I shut the curtains and sat there in fear. Then police banged on my doors shouting for people to come out.”
By The Troll On September 6th, 2014 at 3:46 am
I have been asked to explain my musical selection so that others may “understand” them. Well I could, but I would be accused of another post about me. Which is hysterical when you think about it. After all no matter what we write its colored by our own views and prejudices so that all posts inevitably are about the writer.
6 years ago a man won office. He was going to end all war, heal the sick, even stop the imaginary raising of the ocean. Well after 6years and 1000 rounds of Golf the world sure looks a hell of a lot worse to me. 92 million out of work, 70 million on food stamps, 20 million Illegal immigrants a third of which are raping and murdering all throughout our southern states. Every city captured lost in Iraq, 6005 dead Soldiers whose lives have been pissed away by this one man.
Now you can refuse to see what’s coming, hell half of you snicker and praise the enemy. It would be Just to feed you to the coming horde, but it ain’t our way. Hard choices are coming, people are going to die. How will you stand?
It’s time for you to pick a side. No side is going to be pretty.
Here is my Friday night choice. Some words of wisdom, set to an instrumental. The choices we make decide many things. This clip isn’t pretty, but neither whats coming.
By David Vance On September 5th, 2014 at 9:03 pm
This was the week that many schools went back young kids started to leave the best and anyone who is a parent will surely see the beauty and sadness in the lyric to this song …listen to it and don’t be so bloody judgemental.
By Pete Moore On September 5th, 2014 at 8:38 pm
Because Friday night is Music Night
Not my usual style, but my rocker roller credentials can take the hit. This is all new to me. I’ve never heard of Sam Smith, who’s apparently some fella from London, let alone any of his stuff but I caught this today while toiling at the coalface of capitalism. It’s a bit of a chick’s tune maybe, but I thought it was alright. In fact I assumed the singer was black, till I saw the video, which I suppose is an accolade for a white soul singer.
As always, link to whatever you like –
By David Vance On September 5th, 2014 at 8:33 pm
A record 92,269,000 Americans 16 and older did not participate in the labor force in August. Well, he did promise you all change and some suckers bought it…just look at this chart.
Oh and under the evil Bush? See the problem…..
By David Vance On September 5th, 2014 at 8:08 pm
Unexpected candour here!
Romanian immigration is a good thing because it reduces unemployment – in Romania, the country’s president has said. Traian Basescu said the number of jobless Romanians leaving for Britain was ‘helping us very much’. Mr Basescu attempted to ease concerns over the number of immigrants arriving in the UK.
He said many would return to Romania when wages in Eastern Europe started to match those in Britain.
I suggest that that will be sometime just AFTER hell freezes over. I place no blame on those who flock here for a better life – unless they are criminals of course! But I detest our political class (all breeds) who preside over this with unblinking eyes.