Heavy Israeli Hint

April 30, 2006

The latest Israeli surveillance satellite is up and running:

An image of a dam in Syria as viewed by the new spy satellite Eros B.Photo: ImageSat International


Blair Opposes ID Cards (For Fraudsters)

April 30, 2006

When Blair is finally busted, it’s going to take years for the Brits to rebuild their social capital. Here’s why and how he’s undermined the integrity of the once incorruptible Brit electoral system.

The “why” is that most immigrants vote for Blair’s Labour party:

…it is thought that about 80 per cent of Asians who vote and 90 per cent of blacks vote Labour.

The “how” is that the Muslim immigrant community has imported it’s low trust values to the UK (my ellipsis):

A judge investigating vote-rigging in Birmingham’s local elections has ruled there was widespread fraud and has ordered new elections.

Election Commissioner Richard Mawrey QC upheld allegations of postal fraud relating to six seats won by Labour in the ballot of 10 June last year.

The results have been declared void and the polls in two wards must be rerun.

“The system is wide open to fraud and any would-be political fraudster knows that,” Judge Mawrey said.


Mr Mawrey had heard petitions lodged against six Labour councillors…Shafaq Ahmed, Shah Jahan…Ayaz Khan…Mohammed Islam, Muhammed Afzal and Mohammed Kazi.

So Brit election officers have asked Blair to help them combat fraud:

The Association of Electoral Administrators, which represents election officers throughout the country, called for all electors to be required to give their signature and date of birth when they registered to vote.

The details would then be checked against applications for postal votes and could also be used to check any individuals who aroused election officers’ suspicions at polling booths.

You’d expect that a government that’s forcing every Brit to carry an ID Card full of biometrics to prove themselves to state officials would be cool with this. Shockingly, it ain’t so:

Bridget Prentice, the Electoral Administration Minister, said compulsory checks could deter people from registering to vote and reduce election turn-outs.

Yeah, looks like it would indeed cut the Muslim vote.


Unmaking Of A Retailer

April 30, 2006

When a company starts attacking its customers, its days are numbered – here’s a Brit example.

The Tesco supermarket chain achieved market dominance by focusing remorselessly on its customers – single professionals, retirees, working mothers, etc.

Now it’s switched to policing, not serving, them (my ellipsis):

A deer hunter who took his photographs to (Tesco) for processing was shocked to find himself reported to police.

Tesco has no ban on photographs of shooting and its privacy policy says: “We will never pass your personal data to anyone else”, but it contacted the police without telling (him).

Staff deemed photographs of him with his gun and a deer he had shot “inappropriate”, although he had broken no animal cruelty or firearms laws. Although the sport is legal, Tesco gave his details to officers who questioned him for several hours.

…he was “utterly shocked and stunned” when two policemen arrived at his house on a Sunday morning with a set of prints given to them by Tesco.

The Tesco management team is broken – alienating customers cuts revenues and paying inspectors to check photos for “inappropriateness” bloats overhead, since photo processing is fully automated.

So we’re dumping its stock & won’t shop there again.


The Illegal Immigration Train Wreck

April 29, 2006

The president’s proposed amnesty for illegal immigrants has seriously backfired on him, the GOP and the illegals – hat tip Power Line.

The
GOP meltdown:

The latest Rasmussen Reports national opinion survey finds that 44% of Americans say they would vote for a Democrat if the Presidential Election were held today. Just 32% would vote for a Republican.

The survey also asked respondents how they would vote if “a third party candidate ran in 2008 and promised to build a barrier along the Mexican border and make enforcement of immigration law his top priority.”

With that option, support fell sharply for both major parties. The Democrats still come out on top with support from 31% of Americans. The third party candidate moved into a virtual tie at 30% while the GOP fell to 21%.

A “stop illegal immigration” slate could win in 2008 because this is what Americans think (my ellipsis and emphasis):

66% (of polled Americans) believe it doesn’t make sense to debate new immigration laws until we can first control our borders and enforce existing laws. Just 21% disagree with that approach.

In our survey, we informed respondents that there are 11 million illegal aliens living in the United States and that more than half have lived here for more than five years. Upon hearing those facts, 40% favored forcibly requiring all 11 million to leave the United States. Just 44% are opposed to a forcible removal of illegal aliens.

So now illegals are scared:

Rumors of immigration roundups have prompted thousands of illegal immigrants

to stay home this week and are making some afraid to participate in a national immigration protest planned for Monday.

Though federal immigration officials said they were unfounded, rumors of random
sweeps
were rampant from coast to coast Friday, prompting thousands of immigrants to stay home from work, take their children out of school and avoid church.

The absences caused the rumors to build, as some thought their missing friends and co-workers had been arrested.

The president is a brave and honest man – big enough to admit that he’s misread the American people, and back down. He should do that quickly, else we get Hillary in 2008.


The Minister From Hull

April 29, 2006

Blair’s deputy, Prescott, has worked hard to appeal to the Brit Muslim vote – practicing petty corruption, driving two flamboyant government-issue Jaguars, engaging in fisticuffs to defend his honor, demolishing dhimmi democratic institutions and thousands of their houses. He’s even showcased male dominance by seducing his secretary on the taxpayer’s dime.

But now he’s thrown it all away:

There was further embarrassment for Labour and the Prescotts last night as voters in his Hull constituency reacted to a party newsletter showing a full-length picture of Mr and Mr Prescott posing happily together under the headline “Home Pride”.

The Muslims of Hull will not be merciful.


Reaping Whirlwinds

April 28, 2006

Brit politicians have declined to deal with voters’ concerns on domestic terror, illegal immigration, law and order, and the EU. Instead they’re trying to suppress a small party that struggles to address these concerns. The elite will probably win, but they might not, in which case expect an earthquake in Brit politics.

Here’s an example of the suppression (my emphasis):

A theatre in Kent has sacked its drama tutor after it was revealed she had been working for the British National Party (BNP). It happened after a newspaper revealed that Emma Chamberlain, from Deal, presented interviews and features on the far-right party’s website.

The Tory leader put the fix in too:

(The Tory leader) called yesterday on voters in next month’s English local elections to support any party other than the far-Right British National Party. (He) accused the BNP of “thriving on hatred” and wanting to set one race against another.

Still, many Brits are aren’t buying the elites’ message (London Spectator ($)) :

Labour voters are switching to the BNP in large numbers because they believe that only the BNP articulates what they are thinking. This is a story being repeated up and down Britain in local elections… Racist politics is on the march.

So what is the BNP proposing? Here are the bullet items from their manifesto (my ellipsis):

…an immediate halt to all further immigration…deportation of criminal and illegal immigrants…voluntary resettlement of (legal) immigrants…assisted by…generous financial incentives…for individuals and for the countries in question.

…British withdrawal from the European Union.

…re-introduction of corporal punishment for petty criminals and vandals, and the restoration of capital punishment for paedophiles, terrorists and murderers as an option…

…selective exclusion of foreign-made goods from British markets and the reduction of foreign imports…

…(end ) the ‘trendy’ teaching methods that have made Britain one of the most poorly educated nations in Europe.

…maximum (agricultural) self-sufficiency for Britain (and)…restoration of Britain’s…fishing industry with the reimposition of the former exclusion zones around our coast.

…revitalise the Health Service by boosting staff and bed numbers, slashing unnecessary bureaucracy and by addressing the root cause of low recruitment and retention – low pay.

(Cut) fuel tax, (raise) motorway speed limits…(and ban) hidden speed cameras.

…replace the brutalist modernism of 1960s-style-architecture with a blend of traditional local styles and materials and ensure that developments take place on a more human scale.

…(only give) foreign aid (linked) with our voluntary resettlement policy.

…restore the earnings link with (national) pensions (currently linked to living costs).

…end all attempts to force the people of Northern Ireland to accept foreign interference in their affairs and deal with terrorism – from whatever side – once and for all.

…boost Britain’s armed forces to ensure that they are able to deal with any emergency, and defend our homeland and our independence…bring our troops back from Germany and withdraw from NATO…

…maintain an independent foreign policy of our own, and not a spineless subservience to the USA, the ‘international community’, or any other country.

…remove legal curbs on freedom of speech imposed by successive Governments over the last 40 years (and) implement a Bill of Rights guaranteeing fundamental freedoms to the British people.

Much of this will be unexceptional to red-state Americans. OK, the presentation is rough and anti-globalization is unrealistic for a trading nation, but it does offer concrete proposals to stop Brits becoming a victimized minority in their own country.

Voluntary repatriation may be a slippery slope, but how else does a nation deal with immigrants that seek Sharia law, oppress women, threaten mass murder, and commit it?

And aren’t the issues raised by the BNP more important to Brits’ lives than the elites’ favorites – Kyoto, gender, and the Precautionary Principle?

So Brits who vote BNP next week will be realists, not racists.


Small Step At The UN

April 27, 2006

Excellent news, John Bolton made the UN Security Council line up against the Darfur genocide. Let’s hope he can pull off the same trick on sanctioning the Mullahs.

As the U.N. Security Council slapped sanctions on four men in Sudan
yesterday and prepared to begin negotiations next week to halt Iran’s nuclear
program, the leaders of the two renegade countries met in Tehran, promising to
increase cooperation, including a possible transfer of nuclear technology.

The council’s economic sanctions against a Khartoum air force officer,
a Janjaweed sheik, and two rebel leaders marked the first punitive measures
taken against anyone involved in the ongoing atrocities in Sudan’s Darfur region
that have left hundreds of thousands dead and millions homeless, and which
America considers genocide.

China and Russia expressed reservations about the measures, but both countries refrained from vetoing the American-proposed resolution. Both, along with Qatar, abstained from the vote, while the rest of the 15 council members supported the action.

China and Russia had threatened to veto sanctioning the killers, so Bolton must have twisted their arms mightily. They have more at stake in Iran however, so will be tempted to veto meaningful sanctions there. Still, as all salesmen know, once you get the prospect to say Yes, it’s hard for them to start saying No.