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By David Vance On November 11th, 2014 at 4:34 pm

Oh look, it’s the ‘European Court of Justice” SEEMINGLY riding to the rescue of stricken damsel in distress David Cameron…

A European Court of Justice ruling backing Germany’s attempts to restrict unemployed migrants’ rights to welfare has been welcomed by David Cameron.

The UK prime minister said the decision on so-called “benefit tourism”, which could set a precedent for other EU nations, was “simple common sense”. It could allow the UK to exclude some EU migrants from specific benefits. Mr Cameron is under pressure to reduce EU migration and will outline his plans by the end of the year.

Key word. COULD.  Lots of them. Then again, it COULD mean nothing. Still, whoever believes the ECJ more fool them.


By David Vance On November 11th, 2014 at 4:22 pm

I smiled at this!

the Mormon founder Joseph Smith married as many as 40 women, including a 14-year-old girl, church leaders have acknowledged for the first time in a surprising revelation about their most important prophet.

Although the Mormon church was closely associated with polygamy during its first decades, its teachings had previously portrayed Smith as happily married to one woman.

The reality was apparently very different from that monogamous picture. And with increasing speculation circulating on the internet about his marital history, the Church hierarchy has revealed Smith as a prolific polygamist via an essay posted on its website.

Mohammad would envy him. Mormons seem odd and as evidence I offer up the Osmonds.

Happy Birthday USMC

By Phantom On November 10th, 2014 at 5:17 pm

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From the Halls of Montezuma
To the shores of Tripoli;
We fight our country’s battles
In the air, on land, and sea;
First to fight for right and freedom
And to keep our honor clean;
We are proud to claim the title
Of United States Marine.

November 10 is the birthday of the United States Marine Corps. In Parris Island and throughout the world, Marine Corps balls will be held.

More than any other branch of the US military, marines know the history of their service, and revere it.

Allow me to speak for all here in wishing the USMC and all marines a Happy Birthday.

Semper Fi.


By David Vance On November 10th, 2014 at 2:05 pm

This is EXACTLY what I have been predicting for some years now. Gay activists do not seek “equality – they demand supremacism and if they don’t get it, they will persecute and the State will help them.

Cynthia and Robert Gifford are caught in a same-sex nightmare. They’ve been forced to defend themselves against claims that they’re lesbian-hating homophobes.

“We respect and care for everyone!’’ Cynthia Gifford told me. “We had an openly gay man working for us this past season,’’ she said.

“We’ve had a woman who’s transitioning to be a man. We don’t discriminate against anyone.’’

But the government of the state of New York sees things differently. The Giffords, who own the bucolic Liberty Ridge Farm in upstate New York, were ordered to pay a total of $13,000 — a $10,000 fine to the state and another $1,500 to each member of a lesbian couple to compensate them for “mental anguish.’’

All because the Giffords, devout Christians, refused to hold a same-sex wedding ceremony on the property on which they live, work and have raised a daughter, 17, and a son, 21.

“This is scary,’’ Cynthia Gifford said. “It’s scary for all Americans.”

It’s not JUST a US problem, we will have it in the UK. It seems the intolerance of others has become a characteristic of the modern Gay movement and I find that rather dismal.


By David Vance On November 10th, 2014 at 2:01 pm

This is pretty disturbing news.

A leaked report has highlighted the alarming activities of Islamic extremism in British Universities.

The document, due to be published later this week, claims to have found proof of Jihadist speakers hosted by universities in 2014 along with cases of anti-Semitism and gender segregation.

Sharia Watch UK, the authors of ‘Learning Jihad’ say hard-line groups have posted invitations on social media sites and at university campuses to public talks in an “unprecedented scale”.

The group, which monitors Islamic Extremism, reports that 15 people who, according to them, hold “extremist views” were allowed to give public talks or lectures at 20 institutions. These include London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), part of the world-famous University of London, and the Universities of Dundee, Cardiff and Surrey.

One of the speakers named is Abdur Raheem Green, a British Muslim convert who was on the Australian Government’s “movement alert list” for reportedly saying: “Muslims and westerners cannot live peaceably together and that dying while fighting jihad is one of the surest ways to paradise and Allah’s good pleasure.”

Academic Ivory towers are a perfect breeding ground for Islamic extremism and a refusal to even acknowledge there is a problem must be a terrific benefit too those who seek to kill us.


By David Vance On November 10th, 2014 at 1:47 pm

Well, I welcome this news.

A diplomat from the Irish Republic has laid a laurel wreath at the London Cenotaph for the first time in almost 70 years. Irish ambassador to Britain Dan Mulhall accepted the invitation to pay tribute to the fallen. The wreath laying was the latest in a line of symbolic gestures by both the UK and Ireland aimed at putting their troubled history behind them.

During the Queen’s historic visit to the Irish Republic in 2011 she attended commemorations for both the war dead and those Irish who died fighting against Britain for independence. Some 200,000 Irish-born soldiers from north and south of the island served in the First World War, with around 50,000 losing their lives. But those that returned from the war found a country riven by its own conflict with Britain. The Irish war of independence would follow and by 1921 the island was partitioned with the southern 26 counties becoming independent. For decades the newly formed state struggled with its people’s role fighting for Britain in the war. Returning soldiers were effectively ostracised and became scared to admit they had participated in the conflict.

It’s GOOD that the Irish Government recognises the sacrifice of all those Irish men in WW1. But the National Act of Remembrance at the Cenotaph is a mark of respect for ALL those in our Armed Forces who lost their lives in conflicts – not JUST WW1. That would include all those British soldiers murdered by the IRA. The IRA that was given support, sanctuary and succour by previous Irish Governments.


By David Vance On November 10th, 2014 at 1:41 pm

Gosh, I never saw this one coming.

The Public Health Agency (PHA) has said it is waiting for results of an Ebola test for a patient in a Belfast hospital. The person is being treated in an isolation unit at the Royal Victoria Hospital.

The PHA said the person had recently travelled in an Ebola-affected area in West Africa. Having already tested positive for malaria, a blood sample will confirm if the patient also has Ebola. Those results are expected within 48 hours. The BBC understands the patient has been in the Royal Victoria Hospital’s special isolation unit since Friday. It is not yet known if the patient is a man or a woman.

Isn’t it great that we ALLOW people to travel from Ebola infested areas into Northern Ireland and then dedicate massive NHS finite resource towards helping them. The Malaria is a given, the Ebola is only a suspicion BUT the point is that by wilfully refusing to QUARANTINE those who insist in coming here from the Ebola heartlands, we leave ourselves wide open to infection.


By David Vance On November 10th, 2014 at 1:37 pm

It seems that we must assume that any single adult is a paedophile. Yes, that is the sort of world we now live in thanks to the hysterical reaction of some.

A bird enthusiast was forbidden from watching a falconry display after theme park bosses told him adults without children are banned – over paedophile fears. Matthew Richards, 54, had visited Puxton Park with his three grandchildren just days earlier and wanted to return for another look at the birds of prey area. But when he arrived at the gate he was told the leisure park did not admit single men and women on child protection grounds. When he complained, bosses at the tourist attraction near Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, defended the bizarre rule and insisted it is ‘in line with other parks’ – before sending him away.

Since WHEN is it OK to discriminate against single adults “on child protection grounds” when there is NO evidence that ANYTHING is amiss? This is plain wrong but all too typical of our modern society where we seem to want to think the worst of everyone. Like most right thinking people, I abhor paedophiles and argue for the mandatory castration of any convicted of such crimes BUT this business of just assuming every single person is a predator on children is wrong. Can you imagine the outcry if it were assumed that every single muslim male was a terrorist, for example?

Totally off Topic…. it seems

By The Troll On November 10th, 2014 at 11:15 am

Yesterday was the 25th anniversary of the fall of Wall.  Here is an important moment in the history of that wall placed out in it’s entirety. I hope you take the time to listen and remember.

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It’s a shame how much of the hard work it took to achieve that dismantling has been squandered. Pay attention to about 14mins into the speech. It is just important today as it was then.

and luck had nothing to do with it.

By Mike Cunningham On November 10th, 2014 at 10:11 am

Yesterday was Sunday, a day like many others. I brought breakfast to my wife, bedroom-bound as she is, then made my own breakfast, and after ensuring my wife was  comfortable, walked down the road for a newspaper. About fifty yards in front of me was a small family, Mummy, Dad and one small boy, who was pushing himself along on a scooter. The little boy, who was just enjoying himself by bowling along on the scooter ahead of his Daddy and Mom, veered sharply across the pavement and out into the road. He must have hit an paving edge which turned the front wheel sharply; but he was in immediate danger, because coming up behind the family was a car.

Tragedy did not strike, because the driver reacted, slammed on his brakes, and the car, which was travelling within the limit, and not going too fast, stopped about three feet away from the small boy, who had of course fallen off the scooter. Apart from a badly-skinned knee, the little boy was unhurt. The driver, whose reactions were so good, was literally shaking with shock. The parents, frozen at first, were just cuddling and reassuring their son. Some five minutes later, the family had resumed their journey, the driver had recovered, and moved off; and I walked by still on my way to the newsagents.

Through excellent engineering, with driving and safety lessons well-absorbed; a small family remains untouched by tragedy, and the scooter-riding will be alongside Daddy. Fate has been mollified; And all will be well!