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Terror raids – my predictions.

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Dear Son,

I’m going to stick my neck out and make some predictions regarding the terrors raids last Thursday.

  • The “terror” raid information came from a person (or people) tourtured in Pakistan.
  • The information gained under duress was fiction, the guy just wanted them to stop hurting him and made up a fantastic story.

One of the people arrested in the terror raids has alrady been released without charge – how many more to follow?

It will be interesting to see if I’m right or way off the money. Only time will tell.

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August 13th, 2006 at 9:28 am

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Emergency at Heathrow.

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Dear Son,

early this morning about 21 people were arrested under anti-terror legislation regarding a plot to blow up airplanes flying from the UK to the USA. Restrictions are in place regarding hand baggage, the new regulations ban anything being taken on the plane except tickets and a passport.

The idea being floated is that the people arrested were trying to get some sort of liquid bomb on board.

I am having difficulty swallowing this one. When a Brazillian was shot on the tube the police claimed that the man shot was involved in attempting bombings the day before. This turned out to be rubbish. We have had the ricin plot that never was, the raid in Forest Gate and the Red Mercury nuke in a suitcase that turned out to be tosh.

The government is busy pushing the line that those suspected of terrorist offences should be held for upto 90 days and that they should be able to issue control orders – effective house arrest.

The term “better safe than sorry” is doing the rounds at the moment. Some people are ready to accept the loss of basic freedoms in return for security. The sinister threat of an unseen hand is how fascism has traditionally gained supporters – until there are no freedoms left. By then it is too late for people to affect change.

The way to ensure we keep our freedoms is not to give them up. Not a single one, for any reason, ever.

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August 10th, 2006 at 8:59 pm

Posted in Politics

Some people never forget.

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Dear Son,

Tommy Sheridan has been in the news recently and if he hadn’t opened his stupid mouth I wouldn’t be writing about this hypocritical Trotskyite streak of urine. But he did, so I am.

Where to start? Well let’s start with recent events. The News of the World, allegedly a newspaper, printed many “stories” claiming that Sheridan had taken part in orgies and extra-marital affairs. A member of the Scottish parliament and former leader of the Scottish Socialist Party, Sheridan sued and the jury decided that these “stories” were just that: made up tosh. Sheridan got a 200k pay out and his name cleared.

Sheridan co-founded the Scottish Socialist Party a few years ago. He stepped down as leader to fight his case against the News of the World. He was miffed that three members of the Scottish Socialist Party, including the new leader, gave evidence against him in the court case.

The BBC reports today that Sheridan has branded the people who gave evidence against him as “scabs”. He likened the three to men who broke the miners strike of 1984-85. It would seem that crossing Tommy Sheridan is the same as crossing the whole of the working class, in his own mind anyway.
He is quick to evoke the Miners strike of 1984-85, the main feature of which was the Police attacking striking miners and the miners defending themselves. The act of self-defence was then portrayed by the media as “violent miners” not worthy of support.

During the late 1980’s the Conservative government of Margaret Thatcher decided on a new way of funding local government – the Community Charge. It would take hours for me to write up the different reasons why this Poll tax was unfair and I was not the only person to refuse to pay. Up and down the country groups sprang up opposing the tax. Being good opportunistic and parasitic Trotskyites, Militant (recently kicked out of the Labour Party) jumped in and claimed “leadership” of the anti-Poll tax movement. After appointing themselves leaders of the anti-Poll tax movement they then appointed Tommy Sheridan as the head.

On the 31st March 1990 mass protests were organised in London and Glasgow against the unpopular and unfair Poll Tax. At the London demonstration the Police blocked demonstrators from leaving one street and then forced those behind into a tight corner. When demonstrators complained, they were attacked by the police and some of them decided to defend themselves – just like the miners in 1984/85. A full-scale riot ensued.

You would image that Tommy Sheridan would be on the side of people defending themselves against a violent attack by the state. But you would be wrong. He condemned the people defending themselves and stated his organisation would investigate to find the culprits – other “leaders” stated that they would name names. They quickly bought into the principle that it was the work of a few mindless violent extremists and said as much to the press.

Sheridan and his crew were worried that the riot would generate bad press for him and his paper selling party – he and his ilk have no care for the issues or the people affected, they just want to sell papers and join the political gravy train. So it is no surprise that he sold out all and sundry to try and keep his position and influence.

In the matter of his Party comrades testifying against him, Sheridan is quoted as saying:

I’ll never forgive, no chance.

I haven’t forgotten Tommy that you are a “grass”. I will not forgive either.

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August 8th, 2006 at 2:20 pm

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Jewish extremist terrorists. Why don’t we hear that phrase more often?

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Dear Son,

Today would have been Grandma Caudle’s 69th Birthday. So we went out to lunch today to celebrate.

On coming home I find out the news that at least 54 people have been killed in an Israeli air strike on Lebanon. 34 of the dead were children.

When television and Internet news talks of Hezbollah they call them “Muslim Extremists”, but the Israeli government is never called a group of “Jewish Extremists”. But this is actually what they are. The difference between the actions of Hezbollah, al-qaeda, the Government of the United States and the Government of Israel are none, they are exactly the same.

The Jewish Extremists blame Hezbollah for the deaths because, according to the BBC:

Israel said the Shia militant group was responsible for the Qana strike, because it used the town to launch rockets.

I have written here how Muslim Extremists blamed the people of the UK for the bombings on the 7th July 2005 because they re-elected Tony Blair. I said at that the time that this was rubbish and why it was rubbish. The same arguments apply here; the Jewish Extremists refuse to accept that they are nothing more than common murders and attempt to justify their killings. They claim that they had told people to leave the area or face being bombed. al-qaeda has warned many times what certain governments around the world need to do to avoid being bombed. When these edicts are announced world leaders queue up to pontificate about “not bowing to terrorism”. But when the Jewish Extremists set out their demands so that people can avoid being bombed, they are treated as statesmen and armed by the USA government.

Although we do get some weasel words from Condoleezza Rice:

We are also pushing for an urgent end to the current hostilities, but the views of the parties on how to achieve this are different.

The government of the USA thinks arming the Jewish Extremists is the way forward as they sell Israel the arms necessary to kill the 54 people in the first place.

In 1984 Orwell gives us the word blackwhite:

Like so many Newspeak words, this word has two mutually contradictory meanings. Applied to an opponent, it means the habit of impudently claiming that black is white, in contradiction of the plain facts. Applied to a Party member, it means a loyal willingness to say that black is white when Party discipline demands this. But it means also the ability to believe that black is white, and more, to know that black is white, and to forget that one has ever believed the contrary. This demands a continuous alteration of the past, made possible by the system of thought which really embraces all the rest, and which is known in Newspeak as doublethink.

To understand the minds of the assembled Extremists in light of the World Trade Centre, Milan and London bombings and the invasion of Afghanistan and Iraqi we have to have to identify and understand blackwhite when we see it. And this episode is a case study.

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July 30th, 2006 at 4:51 pm

Posted in Politics

A silent obsession.

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Dear Son, 

A year on from the 7th July 2005 bombings there will be a two minute silence to remember the dead, the suffering of the injured and the bravery and dedication of the rescuers and health professionals. Fifty two people died on that fateful day and I don’t want you to think that I have anything other than sympathy for the families of the dead and the people injured. They know more than most the pain and misery caused by bombs killing innocent people. 

There was a lot of debate recently about failures in intelligence gathering and how the bombers slipped through the net. The argument and debate seems to have missed the point that the intelligence agencies warned the government that if an invasion of Iraq went ahead there was an increased risk of terrorist attacks on main land Britain. And this happened. The idea that there is no link between the actions of the 7/7 bombers and Iraq is pure fantasy but it is the constant line the government of the day pumps out.

Fifty two lives to be lost in a single day is a lot. Since the invasion of Iraq about 34,000 Iraqi civilians have died, that is about 31 people per day (or a 7/7 style bomb attack every two days, all 547 of them) killed because of the decision to invade to Iraq.

There will be no two minute silence for these people.

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May 17th, 2006 at 9:17 pm

Posted in Politics

Melting down coins.

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Dear Son,

copper prices have gone through the roof. So much so that the Royal Mint has warned against melting coins.

Coins minted before 1992 are made from copper and are worth twice there face value. Now this is a little odd I think. How can the physical piece of money actually be worth twice the value stamped on it? Quite easily as the coin is only a physical representation of the value of the money but representations of an item have to be true and accurate for that representation to hold. And in this case the whole façade, for me at any rate, collapses and the role of money and value seem rather odd.
For the economic system to work a lot of disbelief has to be suspended. How can it be possible to buy and sell money? How can different currencies have different values? Think about a loaf of bread made in France and one made in the UK, imagine that they have been made with the same ingredients and cooked in exactly the same sort of oven. Why should they be different prices when one currency is converted from one to another? The ingredients are plentiful in both countries, the labour cost is exactly the same but by artificial means the prices are different.

There can only every be a finite amount of money in the global economic system, if too much money is sloshing around the system then inflation takes over and the buying power of a certain amount of money is reduced. Because of this golden rule when certain people decide to horde money then others have to go without. One extreme of this rule is private jets and luxury yachts – at the other end is starvation and disease.

While everyone agrees that pieces of paper and metal disks have a certain value and accept the abstract notion that they have a "value" we will continue to need money and starvation and poverty will continue.

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May 16th, 2006 at 9:04 pm

Posted in Politics

Some thoughts on suicide bombers.

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Dear Son,

I started writing this blog after the 7th July 2005 bombings in London which I had the unfortunate misfortune to witness the aftermath at Aldgate East tube station. And it is to this subject I return again. I keep returning to this subject because the justification of killing people is the root cause of all that is wrong in this world. The value of human life is nil for so many people and this worthlessness seems to start with certain individuals themselves.

Today in Iraq more suicide bombers have reeked their personal type of terror, just as they did on July 7th in London. They are so motivated in their beliefs that they are prepared to die for them – so far nothing so bad. The bit I don’t understand is why they insist on killing others. Do they know, on a personal basis, the people they are about to kill? If they did then maybe the people they have targeted are nasty murdering scum who need to be taken out to save many more lives and they are doing the majority a favour and saving lives. There is no evidence to suggest that these suicide bombers are nothing more than random killers who are interested more in the number of people they kill than the life stories of the individuals them selves.

If these suicide bombers are so intent on killing themselves, then why do they have to make others suffer? During the Vietnam war Buddhist monks protested against their oppression in the South by setting themselves on fire in Saigon. They committed ritual suicide and sent a powerful message to the world without hurting anyone except them selves. So why don’t these suicide bombers follow this example and simply set themselves on fire well away from other people?

And let us extend this principle to leaders of countries engaged in war. In the old days leaders of factions would ride at the front of their army and risk their own lives. They wouldn’t send someone else’s sons into battle and hide away along way from the front. Any person who wasn’t ready to risk their own life would find very people ready to risk their own. This may lead to a lot less wars.

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May 3rd, 2006 at 7:06 pm

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A catch up.

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Dear Son,

Since I last wrote a good few things have happened.

On Friday 3rd March you pulled your self up and stood up for the first time. You have stood up before but always with help from either your mother or me, but this time it was all you. You pulled yourself up using a walking toy. You managed to stay up right for about 10 seconds before falling sideways and banging your head on the Digi box.

Since I last wrote about Newcastle United they have sacked Graeme Souness and gone on a 6 game unbeaten run. Glen Roeder and Alan Shearer have taken over and turned the club around, they now play with confidence and don’t give away silly goals. Souness complained that he had many injured players but Roeder has been in almost exactly the same position but has managed to win games.

The incumbent of Number 10 believes that he will be judged by God over his decision to kill thousands of Iraqi’s. When a person starts invoking God then rational discussion has ended. Invoking God is what al-Qaeda do to justify their killing. In fact God can be used to justify any action; you can use God to prove black is white, up is down and any other thing you like: correct or not.

Mathematics has certain laws that are immutable but based on logic. They are not open to interpretation, 4 = 4, always and without exception. With religion 4 equals what ever God says it equals.

Also it has been announced that “Creationism” is to be taught in science lessons. Creationists believe that the creation story in the Jewish/Christian/Muslim bible is fact, the whole universe was created in six days – each 24 hours long. They believe that the Earth is only six and a half thousand years old. Any evidence that contradicts the creation story is false and bad science.

My question to Creationists everywhere is to show me the sword guarding the Garden of Eden. The bible tells us where the Garden of Eden is:

And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads.
The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold;
And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone.
And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia.
And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which goeth toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates.

Geneses Chapter 2, verses 10 to 14.

So all a person has to do is follow the rivers mentioned above back to their source and eventually you’ll come across:

… Cherubims, and a flaming sword which every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.
Geneses Chapter 3, verse 24

So we simply need a map and we can find some Cherbims and a flaming sword.

So far no person has ever found these Cherbims or the flaming sword: why? Because they don’t exist. The one checkable fact in the whole creation story is a load of bunk and utter rubbish. And this rubbish is being taught as fact in a science lesson.

I’ll return to this subject son, time and time again because the rubbish these right wing Nazi so-called Christians spout is dangerous and lies.

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March 11th, 2006 at 8:57 pm

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Political correctness

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Dear Son,

I have never been a fan of political correctness. Dreamt up by a bunch of white middle class liberals it has caused more harm than good.

They tell us that all whites are racists. When it is pointed out that they are white and therefore racist they make up all sorts of excuses why they are not white! I was told by one white man that he wasn’t white – no! He was in fact a Catholic living in Northern Ireland and an oppressed minority, therefore he couldn’t be a racist.

I asked him to think of the following scenario:

In a certain area black men walking alone are being attacked by a group of white men. One night a black man misses his bus home and can’t get a cab so he walks home. On the way home he spots a group of white men coming towards him. Of course he doesn’t feel afraid because he can spot from around 500 meters that the men are in fact Catholics who live in Northern Ireland and are on holiday. Therefore they can not be racist so he has nothing to fear.

Rubbish of course.

I was once told by a white women that all whites were racist but she wasn’t because she was in fact Romany. She wasn’t Romany at all but chose to live a lifestyle similar to Romany people. Social Services classed her and her family as Romany but this was a lifestyle choice of her own. But because Social Services classed her as Romany – she was Romany, part of an oppressed minority and therefore could not be racist.

Well son sometimes I use your mothers Lady Velvet shampoo which is especially formulated for black woman’s hair. I make a lifestyle choice to use a black woman’s shampoo so applying the logic above – I am a black woman. Not only that, I am attracted to women, which make me a lesbian and with the problem with my calves, I’m disabled. So as a black disabled lesbian woman I can not be sexist, racist or homophobic.

Which is rubbish of course.

It can be argued that both ethnic Indians and Pakistanis in the UK are oppressed minorities. There are sections of each group that hate the other and regularly fight each other. These are racist attacks because the people attacked are attacked for no other reason than their ethnicity. But according to political correctness this doesn’t happen.

If we believe the PC rubbish then as a white man I hate the black woman I am married to. The love I have for your mother is infinitely wide and twice as high and four times as deep. On this basis alone I know they are liars.

But these white middle class liberals don’t have many non-white friends and usually feel uncomfortable in the presence of non-whites. Instead of seeing a therapist and confronting their own demons, they demonise every white person but include an exception for them selves and their ilk.

Demonising people based on the colour of their skin is racism.

The Politically Correct movement is inherently racist.

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September 26th, 2005 at 9:01 pm

Posted in Culture,Politics

Trevor Phillips

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Dear Son,

Trevor Phillips, the head of The Commission for Racial Equality has been talking again and this time he has been talking about Britain walking into an ethnically segregated future. He suggested that schools should be used stop this happening, not by forcing schools to take people from out of their areas but moving catchment areas or even moving schools.

I was a bit confused when I first heard of what Trevor Phillips was going to say. This is the same man who thought it would be a good idea for black male pupils to be taught separately.

So does he still think that separating pupils based on their enthnic background is a good idea. And where would you go to school? Two and a half days at the white school and two and a half days at the black school? Make no mistake, once separate classes for black boys were started there would be an outcry that from ethnic group X that their children were behind ethnic group Y and that they should have separate schools as well.

From the BBC web site:
GCSE results in England show that “black African” girls are scoring higher grades than “white British” boys.

If we are to have black boys educated separately then surely white boys should more help than black girls? Black girls should get the less able teachers to even things out? Where do we start and where do we end?

We already have segregated education in the UK. We have schools that are reserved for Jewish children only. Anyone can convert to Judaism and then send their children to a Jewish only school but how many do? Not that many to make a statistical difference. Anyone can become a Muslim or a Sikh but the same number who convert to Judaism convert to these religions – they are linked to a pupils ethnic origin.

This country doesn’t have open borders so we can guess with a high degree of accuracy someone’s parents or grandparents country of origin by their stated religion. Muslims will be from Pakistan or Bangladesh, Hindus will be from India, Sikh’s will also be from India. We do have a problem with West Indian religions but I’m guessing that they will be Catholic.

So when we hear talk of “faith schools” we are actually talking about ethnic segregation as these “faith schools” have to be situated somewhere as pupils can’t commute for a couple of hours everyday just for school. So if we have a Muslim school in a Bangladeshi area then the pupils will be of Bangladeshi extraction. Children of other ethnic backgrounds who live amongst them will not be welcome at that school.

The sooner “faith schools” are closed down the better, this will do more to aid integration than any other scheme devised. It is also worth noting that the biggest attribute that affects a child’s ability at school is the income of their parents. The richer the parents the better the child will do. So if anyone is serious about increasing standards at school they should eradicate poverty. Simply introduce a top rate of income tax of 150% for people who earn more than 200k a year and spend the money on education and housing.

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September 23rd, 2005 at 4:40 pm

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