Beyond The Missing Pretty Girl Syndrome

June 12, 2005

Michele Malkin notes the way the MSM focuses on the tragedies of cute young white females while ignoring the rest.

I feel the same way about babies.

In the UK every minivan has a “Baby On Board” sticker, suggesting that you have to take extra care not to rear end them.

But babies are just Beta people (in software terms). So how about “Middle Aged Person on Board”?


In Praise of Brit Police

June 12, 2005

In my experience Brit police are courteous and professional. They don’t like the nanny statism they have to enforce and use their grim sense of humor to stay sane. Here’s a great example.

Police officers who arrested a student for calling a police horse “gay” have been accused of “absurd heavy-handedness and over-reaction” by a leading campaigner for homosexual rights.

A drunken Oxford student, who should have known better, decided to taunt a mounted police officer.

Mr Brown, 21, a student at Balliol College, was arrested for causing harassment, alarm or distress and fined £80 after asking a mounted police officer if he knew that his horse was homosexual.

The undergraduate had approached two mounted policemen in the city centre after leaving a bar where he had been drinking with friends.

In most other countries abusing mounted police officers would earn much worse than a night in jail. And charging the doubtless lefty student with a hate crime shows an excellent sense of irony.

I hereby promote Oxford’s Finest to Spiny Norman status.

The Palestinian Train Wreck

June 12, 2005

Israel continues to make nice to the Palestinians at the direction of the US. But, as usual, appeasement is not working. The administration should stop supporting Palestinian killers and crooks.

Here’s what’s going on.

The US is supporting Palestinian regime that just released 2 men who earlier this year killed 4 Israelis and mutilated 50. The Brit experience with appeasing the IRA is that releasing killers just encourages more killing.

The Palestinian Authority on Saturday released two men jailed in connection with the February 25 suicide bombing at the Stage club in Tel Aviv, in a bid to persuade Islamic Jihad to abide by the unofficial truce with Israel.

The US is holding the Palestinians to the (non-existent) IRA standard & so causing the transfer of power from moderates to fascists.

PA officials on Sunday attempted to soften the hardline approach PA Foreign Minister Nasser al-Kidwa had presented on Saturday regarding gunmen.

On Saturday, Kidwa declared that the PA had no intention of disarming Palestinian militias as demanded by the road map.

The US is ignoring the constant Palestinian missile attacks on Israeli civilians.

Hamas mortar shells and Qassam rockets killed three civilian workers (two Palestinian and one Chinese) and injured an Israeli woman and her two children in an attack that struck a packing plant in the Israeli settlement of Ganei Tal in Gaza and the Israeli town of Sderot yesterday.

Both Israeli and Palestinian analysts suspect that Hamas’s continued use of mortar and Qassam attacks against civilians is an expression of the group’s displeasure at the cancellation of local election results in localities that favored Hamas and the recent postponement of the Palestinian Legislative Council elections.

“Hamas has repeatedly failed to respect a fundamental rule of international humanitarian law by attacking civilians and civilian objects,” said Sarah Leah Whitson, executive director of the Middle East and North Africa Division of Human Rights Watch. “It is unacceptable for Hamas to express its unhappiness with the political situation by firing on civilians.”

This will end in a war for Israeli survival and the probable destruction of the Palestinian people. The President should back off.

Another Creepy EU Plot

June 12, 2005

Turns out the UK vehicle tracking and road pricing system is an EU project. And the Chinese are 20% partners.

The media last week were filled with Alistair Darling’s plans to impose a system of road tolls, using satellites to charge motorists between 2p and £1.34 a mile for using our roads.

What neither Mr Darling, the BBC nor anyone else bothered to explain was that his plans are only part of an EU-wide scheme that has been planned for several years, using the EU’s own satellite system Galileo, and that an important part of its purpose is to provide the EU with an independent source of income worth billions of euros a year.

It was in April 2003 that, to quote the website of the European Space Agency (a partner in Galileo, but not a “Community institution”), the European Commission first “published a proposal that all vehicles should pay road tolls electronically”, based on “Galileo, Europe’s planned satellite navigation system”. The Department for Transport’s own website includes a 2003 consultation document on the need for a harmonised, Galileo-based system of road-tolls throughout the EU. This was confirmed by EC directive 2004/52 on the setting up of a “European electronic toll service”, designed to use Galileo once it has been put in place by French Ariane V rockets in 2008.

The difference between the US GPS system and Galileo is that the American system is free to all users. Galileo, however, has always been designed to pay its way by charging users, many of which, such as aircraft flying in EU air space, will have no option. Another key purpose of Galileo, although this is still downplayed, will be to provide the EU’s armed forces with a satellite navigation system independent of the USA, which is why China has bought a 20 per cent share in Galileo.

On the last point, hopefully, NORAD is developing the capability to take Galileo out.

There’s more: as well as the GPS, the system needs a data link to report every vehicle’s position to the government charging folks – like OnStar. Well, guess who has developed the system? Siemens, the German ant-hive in Munich.

Intelligent Transportation Systems made by Siemens ITS achieve this comprehensive approach of combining different technologies for the registration, processing and transmission of a variety of traffic data by providing an integrated traffic management system for all road users.

So Brits will have their every movement tracked by a system part owned by China, the last big Fear State, and supplied by the Germans, the world’s worst control freaks.

Also, it seems that it won’t work in cutting congestion – more tomorrow.