I give you…..the RSPCA!
Their “operatives” even wear paramilitary uniforms.
I give you…..the RSPCA!
Their “operatives” even wear paramilitary uniforms.
UPDATE: I forgot to include a link to the report – apologies.
Our Coagulation-PM has got into hot water, it seems, with certain nationalist elements in the Pakistani Intelligence Services.
Apparently this is what Cameron said:-
”But we cannot tolerate in any sense the idea that this country is allowed to look both ways and is able, in any way, to promote the export of terror whether to India, whether to Afghanistan or to anywhere else in the world.”
The problem of interpretation centres on TWO WORDS…”able” and “promote”. If his advisers had said to him to say “unable” to “prevent”, or even “finds it difficult to prevent”, then I don’t think the ISI could have complained – for that would, as we all know, be substantively true.
Perhaps the coagulation is going to founder on the rock of the British Political Enemy-Class, which still owns the Terms Of Discourse, which wants our culture and civilisation dead, which believes what it is saying and thinks we don’t think that, and still, sadly, briefs Cameron’s speechwriters.
Pakistan is a surprisingly large place, like neighbouring Afghanistan, and it is difficult to police much of it, even had its government the strategic will and vision to supress “certain elements”.
“Johnny-Taliban” is clearly getting his gear (even if not his squaddies) from somewhere, and nearby – given his logistics-set-up – is the obvious place. I don’t think the Russians’ writ quite runs as well as it did in those parts in the 1970s/80s, so “north” is probably out: furthermore, ShootinPutin187 knows, to a nicety, how far to push us or not, and this is not something he’d go the the stake over.
France always makes trouble for the Anglosphere on principle, whenever it can. That’s how it is: it’s France’s job and has been for 1,000 years. So I’m prepared to believe that money might be coming from there, if not explosives and IED-technology. But Occam’s Razor does, sadly, point to our old chum “West Pakistan”.
If the ISI geeks want to flounce, let them.
The “authorities” have decided that there are too many wheelie bins. What a surprise.
But the strategic problem lies in the mindset that says there ought to be any in the first place. The notion that the State ought to be responsible for rubbish-collection, and (worse!) for its ultimate disposal (how do we know they-Gestapobuggers (who brown-nose Labour people, which is to say – socialists)) is not just going to tip it into the sea….or the WATER SUPPLY…?)
Here is what I said to the Daily Mail, which actually published it within five minutes which is a record:-
The entire contents of your dustbin (remember those?) can be burnt. This is what fire is for.
You just burn it. In your yard. This returns immensely-valuable carbon dioxide to the atmosphere, where it has belonged for the past 4 billion years, rightly, and is used by plants right away, for photosynthesis. The more photosynthesis, the more food for the world, and the more animals and the more life, and the more coal in 300 million years’ time. The place for a gas is in among other gases. Global warming is good. Geddit now?
The rest of it, what we call “ASH”, goes on the garden. It promotes plant growth. That’s what it’s for. You just spread it about and dig it in.
The scary-metal-bits, and molten glass, you give to “The Dustmen”. They take it away. They can recycle it if the GreenGestapo say so, but it’s better to send it to Nigeria. Which is the same destiny anyway.
… but it’s precious little cause for comfort at the moment. PC Simon Harwood will face a disciplinary hearing relating to his fatal attack on the late Ian Tomlinson in April 2009.
The most extreme sanction available to the panel is reportedly dismissal from the Metropolitan police. I can’t help thinking that:
1) If Mr. Tomlinson had struck down PC Harwood in a similar manner (rather than vice versa), he would have faced a judge and jury on a murder/manslaughter charge in rather less than 16 months.
2) PC Harwood would have faced more serious criminal charges more quickly (courtesy of the RSPCA and/or other animal welfare groups) if he’d similarly attacked a defenceless animal instead of a British citizen.
I therefore conclude that:
1) The nature of legal/judicial “business as usual” in the British state is plain to see. G.K. Chesterton’s criticism that the British governing class invariably omits itself from the laws it passes remains at least as true today as it was when Chesterton pointed it out no later than 1909. Nostalgic supporters of the rule of law here in the UK are badly in need of a large pinch of salt.
2) It would be advisable for libertarians to cease and desist from referring to the British populace colloquially as “sheeple”, if only because the lives of animals are now arguably worth more to the British state/media complex than the lives of British citizens.
Still, at least Attorney General Dominic Grieve has said he “understands” why people are upset, even as the Government and the MSM profess bewilderment at some people’s efforts to turn the late Raoul Moat into a folk hero after he shot PC David Rathband in the face.
…and you know the rest of that one.
It has now been about 80 days sicne the coagulation took power if that’s what you could call it. 6th May to 25th July is about that, almost 80 days exactly. Usually yu do this sort of stuff in 100 days, but today’s headline in the DT, that NHS managers are drawing up a list of “services” to cut, just emphasises how this lot are not really any different from the last lot.
Instead of cutting services, why not let the “managers” fire themselves? More money would be saved and you could have MORE hip operations, not less. The sale of their BMWs alone – and rights to their parking spaces – would pay for probably a whole new hospital.
This whole episode just shows that whoever you vote for, the government always gets in. Under this current dispensation at any rate. Something will have to be done soon.
Five years to the day after the Metropolitan Police shot dead an innocent Brazilian electrician named Jean Charles de Menezes in the wake of the 7/7 and 21/7 terrorist attacks, the CPS has announced that no charges will be laid against the police officer who struck Ian Tomlinson to the ground at the G20 protests in April 2009.
Mr. Tomlinson died shortly thereafter either of a heart attack (per 1 post mortem) or of internal bleeding as a result of injuries sustained (according to 2 subsequent post mortem examinations). The CPS has therefore concluded that a successful prosecution for murder/manslaughter or even ABH is unlikely.
What’s more, the length of time it’s taken the CPS to investigate the matter (16 months) prevents even a charge of common assault being brought. There’s a 6 month time limit on such a charge.
In response to the CPS statement, the Metropolitan police has issued a public statement expressing regret over Mr. Tomlinson’s death and indicating that misconduct proceedings may yet take place.
My friend, the critically-acclaimed and international best-selling author, Richard Blake has revealed to me that his Conspiracion en Roma is now on sale in Chile, Peru and Argentina. His Άι της Ρωμης Συνωμοσιαι – or whatever it gets called in translation – will come out in Greece before Christmas.
It’s 41 years ago tonight that we walked off the Earth and onto the Moon for a few hours. By now all the Apollonauts are old men and soome are already dead. But we have not gone back. Perhaps we are not meant to and chaos will return to this planet and its affairs..
15.07.2010 20:58 – BRATISLAVA
Richard Blake: SPRISAHANIE V RÍME
Sex, intrigy, vrahovia, číhajúci v tmavých uličkách, temné konšpirácie a prekvapujúce zvraty deja – to všetko prináša svieži historický triler anglického spisovateľa Richarda Blakea „Spriahanie v Ríme“. Píše sa rok 609 a Západorímska ríša je minulosťou, na ktorej ruinách vyrástli barbarské kráľovstvá. Hlavnou postavou románu je mladý Aelric, ktorý vyrastá v anglickom Kente, kde sa o neho po smrti rodičov starajú misionári. Keďže si začne s dcérou miestneho barbarského kráľa, musí odísť do vyhnanstva a tak so starším kňazom Maximinom mieri do Ríma, aby spolu získali knihy pre britskú misiu.
Po ceste sa im však prihodí udalosť, ktorá ich stiahne do krútňav obrovského sprisahania. Rím samotný je už len rozpadávajúcim sa tieňom bývalej slávy. Nad pohrebiskom starovekých cisárov tróni vzmáhajúca sa sila pápežstva. No jeho moc je stále vratká a pohanstvu zostalo verných veľa vplyvných zástancov. Medzi Cirkvou, Byzanciou, barbarmi a pohanmi sa rozohráva gigantická hra, v ktorej ľudský život nemá takmer žiadnu cenu…
Tento šikovným perom písaný triler, ktorý vyšiel vo vydavateľstve Slovart, je zaujímavý aj preto, že jeho autor na začiatku 90. rokov pôsobil v Československu a ovláda český i slovenský jazyk. Zaoberá sa tu obdobím európskych dejín, ktoré doteraz autori historickej prózy obchádzali. A dobrou správou je, že na „Sprisahanie v Ríme“ nadväzuje séria ďalších diel, ktoré snáď časom vyjdú aj v slovenčine. Nesú také sľubné názvy ako: „Teror v Konštantínopole“, „Krv Alexandrie“, „Meč Damašku“ alebo „Prízrak Atén“.
Howdy folks, long time, no type. But alas life stops me from blogging as always, (just came back from RAF Cranwell, where I was undergoing selections.) However, during my morning peruse of the headlines, I noticed a rather good article by a columnist for the ‘Wall Street Journal’ which asked Mr. Cameron to come to America, look at what Obama is doing, take note, and to make sure he NEVER does what Obama has done.
What is wrong with wind power
Friday, 2nd July 2010
Some people tell us that we should be using wind power, because the wind is free. Well the wind may be free, but wind power is very expensive indeed. Currently the annual subsidy per turbine is nearly £150,000, and that’s paid by you, the consumer, and by British industry.
To add insult to injury, wind farm operators are even being paid extra to turn off their turbines when their power is excess to requirements — for example at night. Scottish Power were recently paid £180 per megawatt hour for switching off, which amounted to £13,000 for turning off two wind farms for just over an hour.
More generally, UK subsidies to wind farms topped a billion pounds last year. It is estimated that total renewable energy subsidies will reach £10 billion by 2020, as the UK struggles to meet the EU’s hopelessly optimistic renewables targets. In addition, the National Grid will need investment of around £10 billion to cope with this new world of intermittent and distributed power sources.
The cost of wind is further increased by the need to keep conventional back-up constantly fired-up and available, for when the wind drops.
Taken together, it is likely that the costs of our renewables objectives will drive a million more British families into fuel poverty by 2020.
Wind power is intermittent, unpredictable and very, very expensive. Shaun Spiers of the Campaign to Protect Rural England has said that we will come to see wind turbines as the “redundant relics of our compulsion to do something”. The Renewable Energy Foundation says that wind turbines are garden ornaments, not power stations. Wind power is simply about gesture politics — about salving the consciences of the chattering classes.
Meantime the turbines are continuing their march across of some of the UK’s finest rural landscapes. They are blighting villages, and homes, and lives.
I normally delete these things unread. This one almost alarmed me. However, I checked on Google, and it is a standard spam. I can’t be bothered with reporting it to the pigs, as it would only be a further waste of time. I’m interested to know, however, who else has got one.
You can ‘av’a'luff here.
Des res: Abdi Nur at the door of the £2million Kensington townhouse that he, his wife and seven children have moved into
A family of former asylum-seekers from Somalia are living in a £2.1million luxury townhouse in one of Britain’s most exclusive addresses at a cost to taxpayers of £8,000 a month.
Abdi and Sayruq Nur and their seven children moved into their three-storey property in a fashionable area of London last month because they didn’t like the ‘poorer’ part of the city they were living in.
Mr Nur, 42, an unemployed bus conductor, and his 40-year-old wife, who has never worked, are now living in Kensington despite the fact that they are totally dependent on state benefits.
They live close to celebrities, including artist Lucian Freud, singer Damon Albarn and designer Stella McCartney, and their home is just minutes from the fashionable Kensington Place restaurant which was a favourite haunt of the late Princess Diana.
The family’s new home is believed to be one of the most expensive houses ever paid for by housing benefit, which is administered by local councils but funded by the Department for Work and Pensions.
The disclosure that a single family has been paid so much will embarrass Ministers, who last month pledged to rein in Britain’s £20billion-a-year housing benefit bill.
Mr Nur said his former five-bedroom home in the Kensal Rise area of Brent, which cost £900 a week in housing benefit, was suitable for the family’s needs but he said they had felt compelled to move because they did not like living ‘in a very poor area’ and were unhappy with the quality of local shops and schools.
He said he found the new house through a friend who knew the landlord, arranged to rent it through an estate agent, then approached officials at Kensington and Chelsea council who said ‘it would be no problem’ to move.
Rules allow anyone who is eligible for housing benefit to claim for a private property in any part of the country they wish.
The £2,000 per week is paid directly to Mr Nur and his family, who then pay their landlord.
Smart: The Nur family’s new home has five bedrooms, two bathrooms and a fully fitted kitchen as is nearby several celebrities’ London homes
Property sources say the house was being advertised locally at a cost of £1,050 per week.
The house is owned by Brophy Group Business Ltd, a British Virgin Islands company whose registered address is a post office box in Liechtenstein.
No one from the firm, which bought the house for £2.1 million in 2007, was available for comment.
Mr Nur said: ‘The new house is good enough and it is near the school and the shops. We need a house this big because we have so many children.
‘The old house was good but the area was not so good. It was a very poor area and there were no buses, no shops and the schools were too far.
‘The old house was four or five bus stops away from the primary school attended by two of my children.
‘Soon, all three of our younger children are going to be at primary school and we can’t take them all on the bus. Now they are going to a school which is just down the road.’
From September, his children will attend a school located just 20 yards from their new front door – which has been rated as outstanding by Ofsted.
They previously attended a school in Kensal Rise which was rated as satisfactory.
‘Bad area’: Mr Nur said their former home in Brent matched their family’s needs, but they didn’t like living in a ‘poor’ part of London
But Mr Nur said his neighbourhood also had other advantages. ‘I like the neighbours and there does not seem to be much crime.’
He added: ‘They have very full shops here and they are still open at 2am. Unlike at Kensal Rise, where they closed at 7pm or 8pm.’
Mr Nur, who lost his £6.50-an-hour job as a bus conductor 18 months ago, claims officials at Kensington and Chelsea council said they ‘didn’t care’ about his decision to move into the borough, which they said was ‘not a problem’.
The family’s three-storey property, which dates from the 1840s, has five bedrooms, two bathrooms, a fully fitted kitchen and a garden.
The family’s living room, which boasts a large bay window, is dominated by a 50in LG flatscreen TV. It also has two large black leather sofas, two elaborate rugs and lush houseplants.
Neighbours of the family last night expressed their shock at the amount of housing benefit being claimed.
Nigel Melville, 65, a company director, said: ‘To be paying that much out in housing benefit is ridiculous – it’s too much. I suppose they had to be housed somewhere, but it’s an awful lot of money.’
Mr Nur worked for the Red Cross in Somalia and married his wife in 1993.
The couple subsequently fled their homeland because of civil war and were granted asylum in Britain in 1999.
The couple’s four oldest children, who are aged between 12 and 16, were all born in Somalia. The youngest three children were born in Britain.
Mr Nur last night acknowledged the family was lucky to have the new home, but he insisted his family ‘were no better or no worse off than anyone else’.
He also insisted he was doing his best to find a job.
‘I am looking for a job. I am taking a course to train me in how to get a job. I would like any job. Anything in food production or warehouses would be fine.’
The current housing benefit system was overhauled by the last government in April 2008. Labour Ministers introduced new caps on the amount claimants could receive, depending on the size and location of the property.
But instead of bringing costs down, the new system encouraged many landlords to raise rents to the level of the maximum allowable.
The new government has announced further sweeping changes to the housing benefit system, which will come into effect next April.
The new rules mean claimants living in a four or five-bedroom house will no longer be able to claim more than £400 a week.
The changes have led to warnings that thousands of families will be forced out of existing homes into cheaper properties.
But critics say the changes are essential because of mounting concern about the size of some individual claims, particularly in London.
Earlier this year, it emerged that Essma Marjam, a single mother of six, was being paid nearly £7,000 a month so that she could live in a five-bedroom villa in Maida Vale.
In December, Francesca Walker, a mother-of-eight who also lived in Kensington and Chelsea, defended her £90,000-a-year housing benefit claims for a £2 million villa in Notting Hill.
She said the family were completely justified in living there because the council could not find a big enough property.
The London borough of Kensington and Chelsea last night declined to comment on the specific circumstances of the Nur family’s claim.
The council said it had a responsibility to meet the needs of claimants who were eligible for benefits and was powerless to stop people moving into private accommodation in the area.
A spokesman said: ‘We have been saying for some years now that the way in which the maximum level of housing benefit is calculated is flawed and we welcome the Government’s new changes which begin next year.
‘The sums of money that many families claim for housing in the capital and elsewhere is an example of an unreasonably generous benefits system which is open to abuse.’
A spokesman for Brent Council said: ‘Households, whether they are claiming benefits or are in work, are able to make their own arrangements in terms of renting privately, as long as they can find a landlord with a suitable property.
‘This includes decisions about where they live.’
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