Peter Mandelson makes an idiot of himself
Unelected peer Peter Mandelson gives an interview where he makes a complete idiot of himself, attacking the Conservatives, but strangely silent on what New Labour have ruined over 13 years. If he believes in New Labour, why does he not relinquish his peerage, and stand to be an MP. Or is it that life is too cushy as a peer, and he remains a peer for life, and is accountable to NOBODY.
Recorded from Sky News, 04 April 2010.
Webster Tarpley Covers Globalized Terrorism to usher in a Total Police State on Alex Jones Tv
Sunday, 4 April 2010
Peter Mandelson makes an idiot of himself
David Cameron's Big Society is a grotesque fantasy inspired by leftist subversive Saul Alinsky
“This plan is directly based on the successful community organising movement established by Saul Alinsky in the United States and has successfully trained generations of community organisers, including President Obama.”
Human rights taking over our laws, warns chief judge
Lord Judge made the remark in a defence of Britain's sovereignty
Britain's most senior judge has urged the courts to save common law from being overtaken by European human rights rules.
Brown tells illegal migrants: 'You are not welcome'
Gordon Brown: "The debate is about controlling immigration for a fairer Britain"
Prime Minister Gordon Brown has stepped up his pre-election rhetoric on immigration by telling would-be illegal migrants: "You are not welcome."
In a staunch defence of national sovereignty, the Lord Chief Justice declared that this country's courts must have the final say.
BROWN'S BETRAYAL TO BLAME FOR VANISHING PENSIONS
ONE in five people retiring this year expect to receive a pension of less than £10,000 a year, research revealed yesterday.
Buying votes is easy when the bill isn't yours
Labour has embarked on a spending plan that Britain can ill afford, says Jeremy Warner.
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Taxpayers facing pensions burden as local government deficits hit £60bn
The depth of the funding crisis facing public sector pension schemes has become clearer after a new study found local authority deficits have soared to almost £60bn.
Tony Blair irks villagers again... this time after three fire engines are sent to put out burnt toast
Three fire engines were called to Tony and Cherie Blair's £6million mansion this weekend after toast in the former Prime Minister's kitchen caught on fire.
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When the sniper opened fire, Michael Clohessy reacted first and fastest. It was the summer of 2004, and the 26-year-old private from Walton in Liverpool was serving with the 1st Battalion the 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment in Basra. In the clipped assessment of one officer, he was “a cracking soldier, super-fit, bags of potential, and very mature”.
Indeed, during the battalion’s deployment at Basra’s Old State Building, when the British Army were engaged regularly by insurgents, Clohessy had more than proved his worth.
So, when a sniper started taking pot shots at a joint British Army and Iraqi police patrol on a patch of wasteland, Clohessy knew what to do. He shouldered an injured Iraqi policeman and took him to safety behind a nearby wall, before pushing two of his colleagues, who had momentarily frozen as bullets thudded around them, out of harm’s way. He then moved into the open ground and returned fire on the enemy with his machine gun. “I don’t know whether I hit him or not, but I pretty much took down the building with him in it,” he remembers. Either way, the sniper was silenced.
Nine months later, Clohessy stood before a judge at Liverpool crown court, on trial for grievous bodily harm with intent and affray. He had just begun his second tour of Iraq when he was pulled home to appear in the dock. The court heard that Clohessy had committed a violent assault outside the Barlow Arms pub in Walton, in Liverpool, on December 31, 2003, at a New Year’s Eve party that had gone haywire. His victim, William Littlemore, suffered a fractured skull and permanently impaired vision as a result of the attack.
During the proceedings, the court also heard about Clohessy’s valour. He was, said his barrister, a hero who had “saved the lives of two young soldiers and also an Iraqi policeman” in a display of great courage. Nevertheless, the soldier was found guilty and sentenced to six years in prison. The judge took one year off his term on account of his service. He spent three years “rotting in a bastard cell” before being released in 2008.
Clohessy has since returned to the streets of Walton where he grew up. When we meet, he is unemployed, psychiatrically unstable and bitter. Physically, he does not betray symptoms of breakdown — he is fit and tanned, with close-cropped hair, large ears and a flashy smile. But he drinks heavily. During our interview, he downs vodka with a friend before noon. His mother, who now sees him rarely, thinks he is also using cocaine.
When Clohessy speaks, he does so in rapid-fire bursts, before losing concentration. The tour of Basra with the Cheshire regiment was, he says, the only time in his life when he felt a true sense of purpose. But when he closes his eyes he can still picture dead Iraqis. He can still smell the cordite from expended rounds. He remembers being particularly shaken when he was assigned to collect the body of Gordon Gentle, a 19-year-old Royal Highland Fusilier, whose Snatch Land Rover was hit by a roadside bomb in Basra. An official inquest would later say that Gentle’s death was avoidable — the army had failed to install an electronic countermeasure against IEDs called element B onto his vehicle, which might have saved his life — and his mother, Rose Gentle, is now one of Britain’s most vocal anti-war activists. Clohessy remembers kicking her son’s boot as he lay in the hospital, and battling with the reality of what he was witnessing. “Jock was alive this morning,” he says. “Now he’s dead. I thought, ‘What the f*** is going on here?’”
Clohessy tells me he is prone to fits of guilt and depression that started in prison, when he was locked up with nothing to do but “go over and over in my head about the war”, and which continue to this day. Four years ago, after a series of violent incidents and flashbacks, he was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by a doctor who visited him in prison. Sometimes his rage becomes so intense that he shuts himself in his house and refuses to see anyone for days. Meanwhile, he struggles to maintain relationships, including his relation-ship with the mother of his six-year-old son. This is unsurprising: Clohessy sleeps with a sword under his pillow.
We send too many ex-servicemen to prison. How many, nobody is sure. A recent study by the National Association of Probation Officers (Napo) estimated that there may be as many as 8,500 ex-servicemen in prison out of a total prison population of 92,000. Harry Fletcher, assistant general secretary of the organisation, believes that around 8% of Britons in jail are from the forces. The vast majority of these offenders are from the army, and a large majority of the ex-army are from the infantry. But other groups have taken issue with Napo’s findings. The Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Defence conducted their own survey, which they published in January, concluding that only 3% of the prison population were former members of the military — around 2,500 veterans in total.
Who to believe? Fletcher brought attention to the issue after hearing anecdotal evidence about the problem. He conducted his own inquiries via email with probation officers. On the basis of his calculations (supported by the fact that America’s ex-service prison population is around 9%), Fletcher believes the government has underplayed the numbers.
Certainly, the issue was striking enough for the Howard League for Penal Reform to begin an inquiry. “We began on the basis of the Napo figure, which has now been cast into doubt,” says Andrew Neilson, of the Howard League. “But
I suspect the truth is that the figure is somewhere between 3% and 8%. And that still makes servicemen by far the largest occupational group in prison. That is well worth investigating.”
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Tea Party spirit firing red-state Britain
If only these extremists had an outlet in mainstream politics and their ideas challenged in a serious way
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Has the standard of living reduced in the UK?
Over the last two years, since the onset of the credit crunch and the recession, there is no doubt that UK consumers and UK businesses have struggled with their finances. We have seen, and continue to see, the cost of living in the UK move higher and higher with concerns about value for money and the future. But has the standard of living in the UK fallen over the last decade?
Labour secretly planning to cut front line immigration officials
Conservatives can today reveal that Gordon Brown has asked for voluntary redundancies from front line immigration officers working for the UK Borders Agency.
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Tracking the Illuminati on Facebook
"I found myself at home amongst the Rothschild clan, as if inadvertently ambling into the family estate on an evening stroll."
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The Cashless Society - Alex Jones on Economics 101
corbettreport — 25 March 2010 — Syndicated talk radio host and documentary filmmaker Alex Jones joins us on Economics 101 to discuss the cashless society. We discuss the looming reality of the scientific control grid and how people can fruitfully resist it.
Salbuchi - We, The People Fighting You, One-Worldlers...
arsalbuchi — Some practical ideas for a Globally coordinated Action Plan
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Government for the People or Over the People?
How can you tell whether a government is for the people or over the people? Here are some tell-tale signs:
The Truth about Facebook!
Do you have a Facebook? Do you use it regularly?
Do you think what happins in Facebook stays in Facebook?
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Police secretly photographing 14million motorists and their passengers every day and keeping images for two years
Police are secretly photographing up to 14 million motorists a day and storing their details for years, it has emerged.
Images of drivers and their front seat passengers captured by a network of cameras are being held on a police database without motorists knowledge, a police document has revealed.
Now police chiefs are facing a legal challenge from privacy campaigners who say that they using automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) cameras to spy on innocent road users.
How Eurocrats want to spend £1.1m changing the English Channel's name to 'Le Pond'
The English Channel is to be wiped off the map and replaced with the name ‘the Anglo-French Pond’ under plans by Brussels to bolster the notion of an EU superstate.
LEGAL AID BID BY MPS
THE three Labour MPs charged over their “fraudulent” expense claims have applied for legal aid
SAYEEDA WARSI: GORDON BROWN IS THE REAL RACIST
BRITAIN’S leading Muslim politician, Sayeeda Warsi, has hit back at Gordon Brown’s attack on Conservative plans to cap immigration and accused Labour of peddling racist policies, writes Kirsty Buchanan
Markets No Longer Buying Europe's Bailout Talk On Greece, Bond Yields Now Rising Again
Bond markets continue to price-in increased risk into Greek bonds
Up to 20 Labour MPs may stand down this week
Up to 20 Labour MPs are in negotiations with party chiefs to stand down next week as Gordon Brown fires the starting gun on the general election campaign.
The New Labour project was always destined to fail
The power of language defeated the forces of logic, says Janet Daley
Deception unworthy of the Office of Prime Minister
On May 7, 1999, Gordon Brown announced he was planning to sell 400 tons of our natural stock of gold.
The British economy was still in good health and required no cash injection, yet he threw away more than half a century’s worth of the country’s inheritance – at the very bottom of the market.
Financial Manipulation on Wall Street: An Economy run on Smoke and Mirrors
We have an economy run on smoke and mirrors, based on the manipulation of markets. That was accomplished via the executive order signed by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 in the aftermath of the stock market collapse of October 19, 1987, known as the “President’s Working Group on Financial markets.” This order intended to be implemented during emergencies has been used to manipulate markets worldwide 24/7.
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Ask Labour how to really ruin a country.
Lesson 1: How to destroy a financial system, and claim you are the saviours.
1. Gratuitously destroy a tried, tested and WORKING bank regulation system (which was designed, inter alia, to protect responsible banks from unfair and destructive competition from irresponsible cowboy financial institutions) and replace it with a moronic and weakly ineffectual system.
This made it inevitable that ALL banks and financial institutions, to keep their share price up and survive in a fiercely competitive market, had to throw caution out of the window (together with a hundred years of banking wisdom and practice) in a mad chase after more and more money, by lending to the wrong people on the wrong terms
Thus was caused the biggest financial crisis and disaster ever.2. Nationalise the banks.
3. With utter meltdown staring you in the face, throw money at your nationalised banks and print money in complete panic by taking on debt so immense and so unprecedented that we may never be able to pay it back, (but ensuring the million pound bonuses of your banking friends, of course).
Thus mortgaging the future of this country and its people for generations to come.
Thus neatly giving the problem to someone else.4. After all that and having caused it all, get your tame TV toady whores (yes Peston, we are looking at you) to lie and praise you - treating you as noble and virtuous and very clever - so enabling you to claim credit for the whole mess as a huge success. Job done. (Pity about our children and grandchildren though)
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Police secretly snapping up to 14m drivers a day
A camera network designed to catch criminals is being turned on innocent motorists
There’s more than one way to hide a donor
DESPITE having one of its former MEPs jailed for expenses fraud last year, the UK Independence party has benefited from the current distrust of the larger parties and is fielding its candidates in the general election on an anti-sleaze platform.
Yet its commitment to upholding political standards has now been revealed as less than perfect
Arctic ice recovers from the great melt
IF you thought it was cold in Britain for the time of year, you should see what is happening around the North Pole. Scientists have discovered that the size of the Arctic ice cap has increased sharply to levels not seen since 2001.
FLASHBACK 2004: Warming to Cause Catastrophic Rise in Sea Level?
There is little doubt that the Earth is heating up. In the last century the average temperature has climbed about 0.6 degrees Celsius (about 1 degree Fahrenheit) around the world.
From the melting of the ice cap on Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's tallest peak, to the loss of coral reefs as oceans become warmer, the effects of global warming are often clear.
However, the biggest danger, many experts warn, is that global warming will cause sea levels to rise dramatically. Thermal expansion has already raised the oceans 4 to 8 inches (10 to 20 centimeters). But that's nothing compared to what would happen if, for example, Greenland's massive ice sheet were to melt.
Smile, you're on the state's candid camera
More than ever we are being watched. Most of us are aware of this but, even so, sometimes the extent of Britain’s surveillance society comes a shock. The movements of millions of motorists are being recorded each day and held on a police database in north London, in the majority of cases without the drivers’ knowledge or permission.
Harrys Place Ditches Free Speech
Once upon a time there was a website called Harrys Place.
Harrys Place used to have a sign on the site saying it valued free speech.
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BBC spending criticised in MPs' report
The BBC will be criticised for wasting money on building projects and overstaffing at big sports and music events in a report to be published this week.
Broadband households face costs up to £200 to avoid prosecution
Broadband households face costs up to £200 to avoid prosecution if their server is hacked by pirates downloading music and films illegally.
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Twin Threats to Resource Scarcity: Oil & Water. Speeches and presentations
These items are presented as Adobe Acrobat PDF files. Click on the title of any speech or paper you wish to view
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Increase in Arctic ice confounds doomsayers - but does not spell the end of global warming, scientists warn
The amount of sea ice covering the Arctic dramatically increased last month, reaching levels not seen at this time of year for nearly a decade.
Returning ice - after years of declining cover - has astonished climate scientists who blamed unusually cold weather over the Bering Sea.
Researchers said they recorded the most ice in March since 2001 - and that the cover is approaching long-term average levels for the first time in ten years.
Eighteen Million, Out in the Road
How cold and callous can we become? When, as a society and as a nation, we can undergo a massive earthquake under our very feet and before our very eyes, how can we just ignore its victims?
RealtyTrac, the California-based authority on property trends and valuations, projects 4.5 million home foreclosures before the end of this year. That’s 4.5 million homes, and with four people to a household that is eighteen million people. Eighteen million men, women and children put out into the road, people who must scramble to find shelter and scramble to find new schools for their children.
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Climate Change Act: Now the world faces its biggest ever bill
One of the mysteries of our time is how impossible it is to interest people in the mind-boggling sums cited by governments all over the world as the cost of the measures they wish to see taken to "stop climate change", observes Christopher Booker.
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PASSPORTS TO DRIVE ACROSS SCOTS BORDER
ENGLAND will construct a tough new border control with Scotland in a shock move to keep out unwanted migrants post-independence, it emerged yesterday
UNREST IS LABOUR'S LEGACY
If THERE is a rushing in the air this morning, it is the sound of chickens coming home to roost. our poll reveals that 20 per cent of voters regard uncontrolled immigration as their biggest concern, which is hardly surprising given the total failure of Labour’s 13-year open-door immigration policy.
Get ready, global warming's thin ice is breaking
Global warming: 'Proof' there is no central funding or organisation of skeptics
If Exxon or Koch was funding opposition to climate change, right about now they'd be asking for their money back. The last few months have seen the establishment consensus take body blow after body blow without appearing even bruised.
Officials Wake Up to Peak Oil
When I began writing about peak oil professionally in 2006, it was generally considered a tinfoil hat theory. The notion that oil production might peak around 2012 (plus or minus) was only taken seriously by a few analysts who were considered extremely pessimistic.
Tories call for review into death of Dr David Kelly
The Conservatives have demanded a review into the death of Dr David Kelly, amid continuing doubts over the official verdict of suicide delivered by Lord Hutton's inquiry into the case
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Iran diplomat says US behind his abduction
In 2008, Attarzadeh was kidnapped in Peshawar after his car came under attack by militants who killed his bodyguard/driver.
Heshmatollah Attarzadeh, an Iranian diplomat abducted in Pakistan in 2008, says he believes the Israeli intelligence agency, Mossad, and the Central Intelligence Agency were behind his abduction.
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Will the UK go bust after the elections?
Sir Howard Davis made some very refreshing comments at recent HSBC clients gathering in London. It is clear that the public do not understand the scale of the crisis which was caused by a collapse of the giant pyramid scheme. The demands of those who are still at work, from postal workers to university professors, make it clear that the current crisis appears as something unreal. And, ironically, it is.
Self-cert mortgages could skew market
Many lie about their income in their mortgage application
Could you believe that a bank would invite customers to defraud it? It may sound incredible, but that is what some of Britain's biggest mortgage lenders have in effect been doing.
(H/T D. Waring)
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LABOUR CALL TO BAN ZOOS
ZOOS are cruel, outdated and ought to be banned, a Labour minister claimed last night.
BUILD DIY MISSILES, UK FANATICS URGED
BRITISH fanatics are being urged by Al Qaeda to build DIY missiles to attack passenger jets.
LABOUR: 75% THINK THEY HAVE FAILED ON IMMIGRATION
JUST four per cent of Britons think Labour immigration policies have been a success for the country, in a fresh blow for beleaguered Gordon Brown.
Former Def. Minister: Israel Will Attack Iran by Nov
Israel will be compelled to attack Iran’s nuclear weapons facilities by this November unless the U.S. and its allies enact “crippling sanctions that will undermine the regime in Tehran,” former deputy defense minister Brig. Gen. Ephraim Sneh said on Wednesday in Tel Aviv.
Russia ships China 15 S-300 missile systems
Journalist on the run from Israel is hiding in Britain
'Haaretz' writer fled to London fearing charges over exposé on Palestinian's killing
NHS sends confidential patient records to India
THE NHS is sending millions of patient records and confidential medical notes to India for processing — despite a pledge by Labour that personal information would not be sent overseas
Iran Rattles Saber at Israel Over Gaza
'Islamophobia on the rise in France'
The head of the Union of Islamic Organizations of France, Fuad Alawi, has warned that Islamophobia is on rise in the country.
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Obama's medicine is an economic poison
The election of Barack Obama just over a year ago as the 44th President of the United States sent expectations of hope, aspiration and, most of all, recovery heading towards the moon.
In Battle For Resources, There's A New Gulf War
The strategic framework and the correlation of forces in the Gulf of Guinea — one of the most significant and growing energy resource regions of the world — is changing rapidly. A new era in security arrangements for the region is beginning.
South African far-right leader Terre'blanche murdered
28 Leading Wall Street Gurus Break Ranks: Consensus Predicting a Global Collapse and Great Depression II Could Ignite Around 2012 Elections!
Don’t say we didn’t warn you this time … another, bigger meltdown is dead ahead! Yes, coming in 2012: Another meltdown of Wall Street’s “too-greedy-to-fail” banks. This is no fanatical warning about that Dec 21, 2012 end-of-days prediction from the 5,000-year Mayan calendar. Nor a preview of that apocalyptic film, “2012.” History is repeating, you dismiss these predictions at your peril. Denial won’t save you from destiny. Wall Street’s soul-sickness is setting up a new meltdown. Dead ahead. Be prepared.
WILL THE UNITED STATES DEFAULT ON ITS DEBT?
General election 2010: new Tory pledges as election gets personal
The Tories have begun their charge for power with two new policy pledges and their most determined attack yet on Gordon Brown.
Muslim Aid charity under investigation
A charity praised by Gordon Brown and the Prince of Wales has been placed under investigation by the Charity Commission following claims it had channelled hundreds of thousands of pounds to groups linked to a banned terrorist organisation.
BBC plunged into BNP election row
Senior BBC journalists are furious that the BNP leader Nick Griffin is being guaranteed prime time interview slots in compensation for his omission from the first ever televised prime ministerial debates.
The Ethics of Tax Resistance
The Coming Dictatorship
I have long believed that the mathematics of an insatiable entitlement society in the U.S. guarantees a runaway inflation, which likely would be followed by anarchy and chaos – a perfect excuse for government to resort to strong-armed totalitarian measures to ”restore order.” My model has always been Germany’s Weimar Republic in the 1920s, where runaway inflation brought Adolf Hitler to power
Obama lies to CBS on Iran nuclear evidence; CBS publishes lies in conspiracy for unlawful war Based on the history of lies preceding the unlawful US armed attack and invasion of Iraq (explained verbally here), Americans have little time to stop a lie-based US armed attack of Iran. Official US policy allows first-strike use of nuclear weapons based upon these lies.
Former IAEA chief: Iraq war killed “a million innocent civilians”
The former head of the UN’s chief nuclear agency, Mohammed ElBaradei, said in an interview with the British newspaper Guardian Wednesday that those who launched the war in Iraq were responsible for killing a million innocent people and could be held accountable under international law. He was clearly referring to US President George Bush, British Prime Minister Tony Blair, and their top military and security aides.
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The Luvvies and the Lesser Ones.
Visitors all safely tucked away for the night, traps set in case they decide to wander and all exterior doors and windows locked and wired up to the mains. Time to break out the Glenlivet and browse the news.
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