In Their Hearts They Know They’re Idiots

January 31, 2007

The Canadian Prime Minister observes, correctly, that the Kyoto treaty is a socialist scheme. And his critics confirm that global warming theory is an apocalyptic religion, not a scientific theory.

Mr Harper (via Drudge):

He says Kyoto requires that Canada make significant cuts in emissions, while countries like Russia, India and China face less of a burden.

Under Kyoto, Canada was required to reduce emissions by six per cent by 2012, while economies in transition, like Russia, were allowed to choose different base years.

“Kyoto is essentially a socialist scheme to suck money out of wealth-producing nations,” Harper’s letter reads.

How true, although its presented by the Canadian equivalent of the BBC as if he’d revealed a penchant for snacking on babies.

Presumably inadvertently, the piece then neatly exposes the mindset of the global warmers:

Liberal MP Mark Holland told the Canadian Press on Tuesday that the leaked letter shows that Harper isn’t actually committed to climate change.

Of course one should never be “committed” to a scientific theory, since all but the most recent have been disproved, and its only a matter of time before they bite the dust.

That’s because science advances through a cycle of measurement, and theorization plus prediction – as soon as the theory fails to predict correctly, it’s discarded. Global Warming theory does not predict historic climate change, so as a theory at least it has ceased to be.

The author of this book shrewdly observes that the supporters of discredited theories always try to censor discussion of alternatives; hence even Canadian Liberals know the game is up.


Bolton’s Hubris and Nemesis

January 29, 2007

Saturday was the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, when the world observes Holocaust Memorial Day. Except, that is, for the northern Brit town of Bolton – it followed Muslim policy and opted out. This hubris will be followed by nemesis.

The Hubris

Holocaust:

The Jews of Europe were the most numerous of the victims of the Holocaust in what the Nazis called the “Final Solution of the Jewish Question”…or “the cleaning”… It is commonly stated that approximately six million Jews were murdered in the Holocaust, though estimates by historians using, among other sources, records from the Nazi regime itself, range from five million to seven million.

Brit Muslims:

The Muslim Council of Britain…currently maintains a policy of refusing to send official representatives to any of the official events associated with Holocaust Memorial Day.

In September 2005, Muslim advisers to Tony Blair suggested the event be ended and replaced with a Genocide Day, which would commemorate victims of all genocides without attributing uniqueness to the Holocaust.

The Nemesis

January 2007

Bolton axes Holocaust Memorial Service:

Widespread criticism has been levelled at Bolton Council for scrapping the town’s annual Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony.

Town Hall chiefs have instead decided to hold an event as part of a genocide memorial day in June. The council says that would be more inclusive.

A poll of young Brit Muslims found (among other insanities):

Forty per cent of Muslims between the ages of 16 and 24 said they would prefer to live under sharia law in Britain, a legal system based on the teachings of the Koran. The figure among over-55s, in contrast, was only 17 per cent.

In some countries, people found guilty under sharia law face penalties such as beheading, stoning, the severing of a hand or being lashed.

January 2017

Fox News reports:

Cops Hunt Islamophobes.

British police mounted a major manhunt for hooligans who rioted in the northern town of Bolton last night. The riots caused extensive damage to many of the city’s 40 mosques.

The riots followed Bolton’s hosting of England’s first execution under sharia law.

Following Iranian precedent, a woman was hanged from a crane on the town’s Victoria Square. The 15 year old woman was convicted by a sharia court of having sex prior to marriage with a 50-year old man. Sharia courts were given authority in designated areas of England under the “Ramadan Agreement” between the Muslim Council of Britain and Prime Minister Cameron.

To preserve the privacy of the perpetrator’s family and her victim, her identity cannot be revealed. However a 10 minute video of the hanging is available on Snuff Google.

Greater Manchester police have issued a Hate Speech Suppression Order to all British news media. This means that adverse reflections on these lawful events will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law under the Religious Hate Speech Act (2012).

January 2027

AP reports:

The British government reported the elimination of the North of England Caliphate, marking the “Final Clearance” of the UK.

After last week’s fall of Manchester, Deportation Authority Forces subdued the neighboring town of Bolton. Armored forces backed by RAF Lightening ground support bombers, and Army attack helicopters swept through the town, engaging insurgents in the town’s 60 mosques, all of which were destroyed with UAV-mounted laser cannon.

A “Churchill” mini-neutron bomb were employed to cleanse fanatics from the National Heritage listed Town Hall, which suffered little material damage to its historic fabric.

This final elimination of the caliphate and its peoples from England was welcomed by the Prime Minister as she entered Downing Street. “Rejoice, Rejoice! she cried to assembled reporters.

The Deportation Authority announced a total of 350,000 insurgents and their families have now been shipped to the Islamic Reservation in the north of the former Pakistan, and a further 75,000 were en route, escorted by 4 super carriers of the Republic of India. With the elimination of the caliphate, a further 20,000 survivors remain to be deported.

January 2037

BBC World reports:

The council of the English town of Bolton has declined to observe Caliphate Memorial Day, which marks the elimination of Islam’s last bastion in the UK.

A spokesman said “Of course we regret the destruction of European Islam, and the death of 20 million Muslims. But they died in accordance with their belief in death, whereas our lads who died cleansing them wanted life. Our thoughts will be with them on Remembrance Sunday.”


Twilight Of The Vanities

January 27, 2007

Brit cops are turning into political hit men as Blair fades from power. Unless the president hangs tough, the US faces the same fate over the next two years.

Brit cops are hunting political targets, leaving the bad guys to run free.

The cops are hunting Blair by leaking fantastic tales:

Police used computer experts to obtain confidential material, and are also believed to have approached Number 10’s internet suppliers to gain access to government email records.
….

The cash-for-honours investigation took another dramatic twist last night after it was alleged that detectives had uncovered a secret computer network at Downing Street from which potentially crucial emails had been deleted.

This is nonsense.

“Government email records” are highly protected. For example, all systems at Number 10 will be TEMPEST rated, preventing external eavesdropping. Plus the emails will be encrypted and their servers heavily protected against intrusion and attack.

If the cops “computer experts” successfully hacked this system, a) they committed a criminal offense, and b) the Security Services personnel responsible for the security of government communications should be fired.

And of course if the highly compromising emails were deleted, how come the cops know they were “potentially critical”? Anyway, this confirms it’s a political hit:

Police are expected to report to the Crown Prosecution Service, which will decide if there should be any prosecution, next month. ITV News said that charges were unlikely because of the difficulties of proving any criminal intent.

Meanwhile (my emphasis):

Scotland Yard is close to submitting a report to the Crown Prosecution Service to ask it to consider whether there are grounds to extradite a Russian businessman in connection with the murder of Alexander Litvinenko, it was claimed last night…

Downing Street, fearing major damage to Anglo-Russian relations because of emerging evidence that there was a “state-related” Russian source of the polonium, is alleged by Yard insiders to have asked police to keep quiet about the inquiry.

Actually, the cops are bound in law to “keep quiet” about inquiries except in tightly controlled circumstances.

While all this is going on, the cops have left untouched Muslim preachers who were shown on Brit TV committing serious criminal offenses.

It may not matter much if Brit cops paralyze its government, but if the same happens in the US, the world will be left to the tender mercies of the North Koreans, Chinese, Russians, and Iranians.

Incidentally, I’m not a fan of Blair – I think he’s a manipulative fantasist with lousy management skills. But I am a fan of the Brit police, and detest their degradation by Blair’s enemies.


Italian Lessons For Iraq

January 26, 2007

Iraq is a brave attempt to bring democracy to a brutalized people. But it seems increasingly probable it won’t work, because the level of corruption and associated low social capital can’t support a democracy.

These dark thoughts are occasioned by four days trying and failing to put a deal together in Italy – a nation halfway between the US and Iraq in its corruption level.

A measure of the amount of social capital – and hence trust – in a nation is its Corruption Perceptions Index rating, which tracks corruption in public officials. Finland is least corrupt with a score of 9.6, the UK comes 11th equal with a score of 8.6, and the US is 20th equal with a score of 7.3 (I suspect dragged down by the likes of Louisiana).

Italy comes 45th, with a score of 4.9, the most corrupt of the “old” EU nations other than Greece, which scores 4.4.

Buying real estate in Italy is an agonizing process – we’ve had three deals fall through when the vendor upped the agreed price after he thought we were hooked. That’s typical of a low trust society.

We live part of the year in another nation that scores somewhere between Italy and the US, and as previously noted observe the people there gain social cachet from behaving dishonestly and selfishly.

Modern economies and democracies depend on contracts, both based on trust. Absent that, economic players spend a lot of their time insuring against breach, while politicians play that game for money, not vanity. So, in spite of the enormous talents of the Italian people, their economy struggles to keep up with the other EU nations, and their politics are a corrupt farce The low CPI might even explain the very low Italian birth rate – marriage is a contract!

Now consider Iraq. It has a CPI score of 1.9, making it the third most corrupt nation in the world – even the Iranian kleptocracy comes in at 2.7. If Italy struggles at 4.9, its hard to see Iraq building a modern, democratic economy at 2.7.

There’s some hope – Iraq will likely hide islands of integrity, and if the US does concede defeat, perhaps those islands will survive – the Kurds for example.

But if we can’t help corrupt nations to modernize, their future is bleak,


Cellphones and Security

January 22, 2007

Brit security often combines maximum inconvenience for consumers with zero added safety. X-raying babies’ shoes at airports is an example – and here’s another on their tracking of cellphones.

We live in three separate countries, so use SIM-free cellphones, plugging in local SIMs when we get off the plane – that saves paying over $2/minute for local calls.

Cellphones broadcast for each call a) the phone’s unique ID, and b) the SIM card’s unique ID. So if you have a database of phone and SIM IDs linked to the names and addresses of their owners, you track who makes calls to who, and when.

I just tried to replace my phone in the UK, and found all Brit online stores won’t deliver unless you provide some mix of name, address, age, DoB and occupation. The one I chose then accessed the (I thought private) Brit Electoral Register to check if I’m registered to vote at my address & finding I wasn’t demanded an identity thief’s cocktail of utility bills, passports and driving licenses “to confirm my identity”. This is vastly more intrusive than the credit checking imposed by the folks who sold me my ThinkPad – which costs 10 times the phone.

The SIM purchase process also requires an address – but that’s not verified, so you can invent one.

So it seems the Brits track cellphone calls.

That sounds like it would help catch terrorists looking to repeat the Madrid or London bombings. But it wouldn’t – any sane terrorist will buy phones anonymously from a Pakistani market stall, and UK SIMs using false addresses.

So the net is an incremental cost for non-terrorists and no security gain.

And I’m buying my SIM-free cellphone in Italy.


Blair, State Criminal (2)

January 22, 2007

Blair is finding that undermining the rule of law hurts him just as much as the Northern Irish.

There’s currently a fuss about him giving Lordships etc in return for cash contributions to his Labour party. I think this is overblown – all politicians reward their supporters this way, and absent a smoking gun, it’s impossible to prove linkage.

Still, Blair is now weak, so his enemies have set the cops on him, IRA style:

One of Tony Blair’s most senior advisers was arrested in the cash-for-honours probe today on suspicion of perverting the course of justice and over alleged honours offences.

Ruth Turner, No 10’s Director of Government Relations, was arrested at her home in London this morning. She was questioned at a London police station and bailed to return pending further inquiries.

So she was arrested without charge, questioned without charge, and had to post bail to obtain her freedom. And presumably, since she wasn’t charged, she wasn’t read the Brit version of her Miranda rights or allowed to call her lawyer. That’s dirty pool.

Still, it’ll cheer up the poor bloody Northern Irish.

The bad news is that Brits have to live with the loss of their ancient Common Law rights. As William Penn observed:

“… However, this I leave upon your Consciences, who are of the Jury (and my sole Judges) that if these Ancient Fundamental Laws, which relate to Liberty and Property, and (are not limited to particular Persuasions in Matters of Religion) must not be indispensably maintained and observed, Who can say he hath Right to the Coat upon his Back? …”


Blair, State Criminal (1)

January 22, 2007

Tony Blair boasts of installing democracy in Northern Ireland, while handing the province to IRA criminals. Their latest coup is a hit on the cops who fought the them to a standstill.

The Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC):

…was the police force in Northern Ireland from 1922 to 2001. At its peak the force had around 8500 officers with a further 4500 reservists…

303 officers were killed and over 9000 were injured during the troubles (mid-1960s to late 1990s), of whom 277 were killed in attacks by the…IRA.

That’s a higher casualty rate than the Brit Army in Iraq, every year for 30 years. But they died in vain – Blair folded to the IRA, abolishing the RUC and replacing it with the Police Service of Northern Ireland – dropping “Royal” to emphasize the new cops serve the Irish, not Brits.

The RUC (and Brit army) had defeated the IRA when Blair took power and folded to the terrorists. Not surprisingly, they’ve used his support ever since to pursue RUC cops. Here’s their latest (my ellipsis):

The Royal Ulster Constabulary Special Branch protected a paramilitary gang linked to 15 murders while members were run as police informers, a report said today.

The report published today by Nuala O’Loan, Northern Ireland’s police ombudsman, revealed the extent of police…collusion that gave (a Brit Loyalist) and his henchmen a form of immunity from the law.

Police agents with the Mount Vernon UVF were linked to 10 murders, 10 attempted murders, 13 punishment attacks, a bomb attack on Sinn Fein offices in Monaghan, drug-dealing, criminal damage, extortion and intimidation.

That sounds pretty conclusive, and you’d expect the perps to be waiting trial. Except they aren’t, because (my ellipsis):

No police officers are expected to be prosecuted in connection with the report, because of a lack of evidence.

So this woman is just another IRA catspaw using Blair’s cover to libel brave men and women and tarnish the memories of their 10,000 dead and wounded.

Adam Smith said “there’s a lot of ruin in a nation”. In destroying the rule of law, Blair has ruined the wretched Northern Irish.


I Shot The Infidel, er, Armenian

January 21, 2007

There are two quite different accounts in the Brit quality media of the murder of a brave Turkish-Armenian – which do you believe?

London Sunday Telegraph (my emphasis):

A prominent Turkish journalist who campaigned for Armenian rights was shot outside his office in central Istanbul by suspected Turkish nationalists yesterday, days after saying he had received anonymous death threats….

Witnesses said the assailant was a teenager wearing a white cap and jeans. “He shouted ‘I shot the infidel‘ as he ran away,” said Muharrem Gozutok, a restaurant owner.

London Sunday Times (my emphasis):

Witnesses said that as Dink, who had received numerous threats, emerged he was shot three times in the nape of the neck by a young man. His murderer fled, shouting, “I have killed an Armenian”.

The two accounts can be logically related, since Armenians are Christians, and hence – to a Muslim – infidels. But the words “Armenian” and “Infidel” must surely be quite different in Turkish, since the former describes a racial group of millions, while the latter identifies us 5 billion “kuffaars”.

So either the Telegraph wants to give the impression that Turkey is infested with Muslim killers, or the Times wishes to hide that fact.


Arrest The Brit Muslim Godfathers

January 21, 2007

The trial of the July 21 London bombers began last week, and a TV documentary showed Muslim leaders committing and soliciting multiple crimes including mass murder. The cops responded with a deafening silence. That’s a shame, because if this criminal incitement isn’t stopped soon, Brits are ready to turn on all Muslims.

The TV is on LGF here, and a summary here.

The program shows named Muslim leaders preaching directly, via video link, and through DVDs. The individuals committed directly, or incited others to commit, the following criminal acts:

Sedition: The overthrow of the Brit democracy and sovereign and its replacement by an Islamic dictatorship over native Brits (the preachers call us Kuffaars).

Treason: Praising the Taliban for killing British soldiers.

Murder: Of apostates, homosexuals, Jews and Brits.

Sexism: Stating that women should be treated as inferior beings.

Pedophilia: Advocating men marry prepubescent kids.

Child abuse: Advocating the beating of 8 year old girls who refuse to wear veils.

The crimes were committed at mosques in Birmingham, Derby, and London and the perps were Saudi, Brit, and American. They were all named and clearly IDd, so can easily be tracked and (if in the UK) apprehended.

Tne trial of the second (failed) wave of London bombers, told us this:

The CCTV footage showed Ramzi Mohammed, 25, wearing a rucksack and boarding the busy Northern Line Tube at Stockwell, south London. He turned his back towards a mother with a child in a pushchair before detonating his device. The detonator exploded, although the main charge, made up of liquid hydrogen peroxide and chapati flour, failed to go off.

This pervert and his fellow would-be killers were incited by the likes of the above, so it’s essential Brit police arrest and charge them.

If they don’t, people will deal with the problem themselves – not difficult given the Muslim custom of congregating in mosques.

Most Brit Muslims are decent people working hard to assimilate, so that would be a tragedy.


Wayne’s (and Kenneth’s) World

January 20, 2007

Devotees of the ageless Yes Prime Minister will be delighted to see the State Department displaying traditional Foreign Office craftsmanship.

State (my emphasis):

US contingency planning for military action against Iran’s nuclear program goes beyond limited strikes and would effectively unleash a war against the country, a former US intelligence analyst said on Friday.

“I’ve seen some of the planning … You’re not talking about a surgical strike,” said Wayne White, who was a top Middle East analyst for the State Department’s bureau of intelligence and research until March 2005.

“You’re talking about a war against Iran” that likely would destabilize the Middle East for years, White told the Middle East Policy Council, a Washington think tank…

Wayne’s backup filed an alternative plea (my emphasis again):

Middle East expert Kenneth Katzman argued “Iran’s ascendancy is not only manageable but reversible” if one understands the Islamic republic’s many vulnerabilities.

The economy is mismanaged and “quite primitive,” exporting almost nothing except oil, he said.Also, Iran’s oil production capacity is fast declining and in terms of conventional military power…

“Iran is a virtual non-entity,” Katzman added.

No Foreign Office mandarin would ever be called Wayne, but he might be a Kenneth. And he’d never reveal military secrets in public – preferring to do so do in private (to the Russians).

Yet Wayne and Kenneth are following the playbook nicely described in the Yes Prime Minister parody of the Foreign Office “A Victory For Democracy”:

Jim (Prime Minister): Apparently the White House thinks that the Foreign Office is full of pinkos and traitors.

Bernard (his Civil Service aide): Not it’s not, well not full.
….

Sir Richard (Foreign Office Chief): Standard Foreign Office response in a time of crisis. In Stage One we say that nothing is going to happen.

Sir Humphrey: Stage Two, we say something may be going to happen but we should do nothing about it.

Sir Richard: Stage Three, we say that maybe we should do something about it, but there’s nothing we can do.

Sir Humphrey: Stage Four, we say maybe there is something we could have done, but it’s too late now.

Readers will note Wayne is arguing Stage Three – he’ll switch to Stage Four after Iran nukes Israel. And, just in case, Kenneth is arguing Stage One.

All in all, a fine piece of American pinko/traitor craftsmanship.