Marxists Scream…

November 17, 2007

…when people ignore them.

Thus:

The Earth is hurtling toward a warmer climate at a quickening pace, a Nobel-winning U.N. scientific panel said in a landmark report released Saturday, warning of inevitable human suffering and the threat of extinction for some species.

After five days of sometimes tense negotiations, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change adopted its fourth and final report this year, along with a summary, on the science of climate change and the effects of human-produced greenhouse gases.

It lays out blueprints for avoiding the worst catastrophes – and various possible outcomes, depending on how quickly and decisively action is taken.

The document says recent research has heightened concern that the poor and the elderly will suffer most from climate change; that hunger and disease will be more common; that droughts, floods and heat waves will afflict the world’s poorest regions; and that more animal and plant species will vanish.

Imagine Newton’s Third Law of Motion after “five days of sometimes tense negotiations”:

For every action (excluding those of Sovereign and Church) there is a heightened concern that equal and opposite reaction may become more common, depending on how quickly and decisively such reaction is taken.

Drudge illustrates this AP puffery with a picture of a cuddly polar bear. As it happens, they’re rather un-cuddly – one recently tore off a man’s arm and ate it in front of him. Still, leaving such species-ist thoughts aside (page 5,6):

…the global polar bear population has increased from about five thousand members in the 1960s to twenty-five thousand today, through stricter hunting regulation.

One population – that on the western coast of Hudson Bay – is declining , from 1,200 in 1987 to under 950 in 2004. That’s because, each year on said west coast:

…49 (polar bears) are shot…

Anyway, when this nonsense is finally debunked by a run of terrible winters, we can deport the IPCC and its hangers-on to the western coast of Hudson Bay.

Growl, mmmm, crunchy!

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The Brit Revolution Cometh

November 15, 2007

Brown, possibly a secret patriot, has announced a “Fortress Britain” policy designed to trigger Brits to rise up against their oppressive elite.

Brown:

Train passengers face routine airline-style bag checks and body searches as part of a new counter-terror crackdown announced by Gordon Brown.

He conjured up visions of ”Fortress Britain” as he unveiled a succession of security measures at airports, railway stations, sports venues and other public places.

Each day 3 million passengers use the London Underground, and 50% of these probably commute to London by rail. If Brown screens all underground and rail passengers on entry and departure, that’s 9 million screenings a day.

Based on our experiences at Heathrow, each screening ties up a crew of 4 for 2 minutes, and costs each traveler a delay of 30 minutes.

Assuming each screener costs £10,000 a year, Brown’s cost comes to about £15 billion annually – a big tax hike.

The commuter hours amount to the loss of about 1.5 million people from the UK labor force, a reduction of about 3.75%. That’s just London – adding in the rest of the nation takes out about 8% of the labor force and hence 8% of the nation’s productive capacity, cutting economic growth from 2% to -6%.

Plus every commuter gets an hour added to their commute (2 hours if they use both train and Underground).

So that’s the Brit future – long lines of tired people shuffling along in the rain outside every mass transit station, towards security searches staffed by these folks:

More than 9,000 illegal immigrants could have been cleared to work in the private security industry, some of them guarding sensitive Whitehall locations and some even under Metropolitan Police contracts, it emerged last night.

Such concentrations of commuters will present excellent targets to the terrorists, who can be confident they’ll avoid detection:

(CBS) CBS News correspondent Bob Orr reports terrorists could slip past Transportation Security Administration screeners and, with a few readily available components, assemble an explosive that could cause severe damage to an airplane, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

So Brits will have a combination of much longer commutes, higher taxes, an economy in free fall, and mass deaths at transit centers.

If that doesn’t trigger their revolution, nothing will.


EUthanasia

November 14, 2007

We’ve previously showed the EU is bound to be as corrupt as Haiti – here’s a checkpoint.

The EU’s auditors have refused to sign off its accounts for the 13th year in a row, which means if it was a company, it would be at best in Chapter 11.

EU auditors have once again refused to sign off the bloc’s accounts while noting that EU farm subsidy reform means that handouts are going to golf clubs rather than farmers…

The Court pointed out in its report that “at least 12% of the total amount reimbursed to structural policies projects should not have been paid out,” particularly in the area of regional development and social cohesion.

The qualifier “social” negates the noun (viz “social justice”), so any fund aimed at”social cohesion” is bound to promote the distinctly un-cohesive habit of fraud. Overall it seems the entire contribution the Brits pay to the EU is being stolen.

The corruption isn’t confined to the bureaucrats in Brussels – the pols in member states have their snouts deep in the trough. They can do that unchallenged because the European democratic process has collapsed – the recently elected French leader is happy with that:

Referendums on the new European Union Treaty were “dangerous” and would be lost in France, Britain and other countries, Nicolas Sarkozy has admitted.

The French president’s confession that governments could not win popular votes on a “simplified treaty” – drawn up to replace the EU constitution rejected by his countrymen two years ago – was made in a closed meeting of senior Euro-MPs.

“France was just ahead of all the other countries in voting no. It would happen in all member states if they have a referendum. There is a cleavage between people and governments,” he said.

“A referendum now would bring Europe into danger. There will be no Treaty if we had a referendum in France, which would again be followed by a referendum in the UK.”

There’s a direct correlation between freedom, honesty, and national wealth, so the bent EUrocrats and the likes of Sarkozy and Brown are just impoverishing the people of Europe.

Americans despairing at the prospect of Democratic rule should the reflect that, whatever happens, the US will stay free, honest and rich.

 


Betrayal Harms the Betrayer

November 12, 2007

Israel won’t survive if it grants the concessions the administration has placed on the agenda of its upcoming “peace conference”. Obviously that’s bad for the Jewish people. Less obviously, history shows betrayal is also very bad for the betrayer – in this case the US.

Israel is a tiny nation surrounded by over 20 Fear States committed to its destruction.

For example the odious Syrian regime:

Secretary of State Rice is hinting that Syria will be invited to the upcoming Middle East peace conference at Annapolis, Md., in what would be a reversal of an American policy of isolating the Baathist government in Damascus.

Ms. Rice said it would be likely that, to follow up on a 2002 Saudi peace proposal, members of the Arab League committee would be invited to Annapolis. “Syria is a member of that committee,” she said. The Saudi offer is to exchange peace for Israel’s withdrawal from all the territory it won in the 1967 Six-Day War.

She means the Golan Heights. The Syrian regime she pampers has been killing US troops, and is under indictment for murdering Lebanese politicians. Saudi Arabia is the medieval nation that staffed 9/11.

Then there’s Rice’s plucky Palestinians:

Top Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat on Monday rejected Israel’s demand that the Palestinians acknowledge Israel as a Jewish state.

“There is no country in the world where religious and national identities are intertwined,” Erekat told Radio Palestine.

Additionally, Erekat said, when agreements are signed, the Palestinians would demand that Israel make a commitment in writing to releasing all Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails.

Every Islamic state recognizes only Islam, and in many of them non-Muslims, unlike Israeli Arabs, cannot vote.

These and other demands constitute a US demand that Israel gives up its pathetically small defensive buffers on the Golan and West Bank in return for promises of peace from serial liars and murderers.

They ask Israel to rely entirely on the US to defend it when, as they always have, said liars and murderers break their words.

But a country just 12 miles wide can be snuffed out in minutes, leaving the US, perhaps, to help any survivors.

Obviously the administration believes US interests justify risking the existence of its single MidEast ally. Perhaps it has cut a deal with the Saudis to isolate Iran, and stiffing Israel is the price it has to pay.

But it is still a betrayal, and will harm the US just as much as these post-WW2 betrayals harmed our nations.

The Refugee Betrayal

When the war ended in May 1945, British and U.S. civilian authorities ordered their military forces in Europe to deport to the Soviet Union millions of former residents of the USSR, including numerous persons who had left Russia and established different citizenship many years before…

The Soviet POWs and the Vlasov men were put under the jurisdiction of SMERSH (Death to Spies) (and) on their return to the USSR were treated as traitors…Over 1.5 million surviving Red Army soldiers imprisoned by the Germans were sent to the Gulag.

We also sent many women and kids to certain death. The effect of this was to de-legitimize the West as a force for freedom, to enable the USSR to enslave Eastern Europe for almost 50 years, and to force us to spend enormous sums on countering the monster we had fed.

The Suez Betrayal

In 1956, the Brits and French invaded the Suez canal zone to prevent its nationalization by the Soviet-backed Egyptian dictator:

The operation to take the canal was highly successful from a military point of view, but…the Eisenhower administration forced a cease-fire on Britain and France which it had previously told the Allies it would not do. The U.S. demanded that the invasion stop and sponsored resolutions in the UN Security Council for a cease-fire to stop the invasion.

…The General Assembly held an emergency session and passed the (US) resolution. Britain and France withdrew from Egypt within a week.

Without this betrayal, the MidEast might have become democratic and modern, rather than a toxic dump run by dictators equipped with mountains of Soviet weapons.

Suez caused all subsequent European distrust of the US – it’s why many Brits didn’t support Iraqi Freedom, and why the continental Europeans oppose the US whenever they can get away with it.

That distrust of course damaged the Europeans, but also greatly harmed the US by removing many potentially dependable allies.

The Rhodesian Betrayal

The Brits converted the breadbasket of Africa into the impoverished hellhole of Zimbabwe:

The British government adopted a policy of No Independence Before Majority African Rule…dictating that colonies with a substantial population of white settlers would not receive independence except under conditions of universal suffrage and majority rule…

The United Nations Security Council authorised the first use of sanctions, targeting Rhodesia at the behest of Britain, beginning in 1965 and lasting until the restoration of British rule in December 1979. The terms of these sanctions forbade most forms of trade or financial exchange with Rhodesia.

The Rhodesians fought a desperately brave and ingenious battle against terrorists supported by the Brits and Soviets, but after 14 years they went down. Now we have this:

In 2005, the government…started making overtures that White farmers could come back. There were 400 to 500 still left in the country, but much of the land that had been confiscated was no longer productive.

According to the United Nations World Health Organization, the life expectancy for men is 37 years and the life expectancy for women is 34 years of age, the lowest in the world in 2006.An estimated 3,4 million Zimbabweans, a quarter of the population, had fled abroad by mid 2007.

This betrayal confirmed the UK as a dishonest, second rate power.

The Vietnam Betrayal

The US abandonment of the Diem regime and its resulting collapse against a Chinese/North Vietnamese invasion harmed not just the millions now killed or enslaved, but US self-confidence and Asian support for the US.

The Iraqi Shiite Betrayal

(After the Gulf War) social and ethnic unrest among Shi’ite Muslims, Kurds, and dissident military units threatened the stability of Saddam’s government. Uprisings erupted in the Kurdish north and Shi’a southern and central parts of the Iraq, but were repressed.

The United States, which had urged Iraqis to rise up against Saddam, did little to assist the rebellions. U.S. ally Turkey opposed any prospect of Kurdish independence, and the Saudis and other conservative Arab states feared an Iran-style Shi’ite revolution.

That betrayal was in part responsible for the resistance to our liberation of that country, and has cost us an enormous amount of blood and treasure.

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These examples show that betrayers always suffer terrible unintended consequences, plus loss of trust and respect.

So the administration must scrap its Annapolis charade.


Time To Break The Brit Cop Monopoly

November 11, 2007

London’s cops don’t investigate 53% of the crimes reported to them, breaking the deal that grants them a monopoly of force in return for protection. Brits should find alternative suppliers.

Police are refusing to investigate more than two million reported crimes every year, including huge numbers of burglaries and thefts, The Sunday Telegraph can disclose.

Almost four out of 10 offences are “screened out” as unsolvable within hours of being reported to police, and the cases are closed.

No officer visits the scene of the crime and no attempt is made to catch the culprit. As many as two-thirds of burglaries are not investigated in some areas, according to police figures.

Even robberies and violent crimes can be screened out, while other cases involve fraud, theft and vandalism.

…the highest rate of screening out was by the Metropolitan Police, with 53 per cent of reported offences dealt with in this way. Out of 97,000 burglaries in the capital, 64,000 were not investigated.

Brit policing needs competition.

We’ve lived in several places where a modest sum to the local crooks guarantees protection, and would recommend that to entrepreneurial Londoners (although the domain http://www.protectionracket.co.uk is already taken).

Alternatively Brits could subcontract their policing to the Italian Carabinieri – unlike Brit cops, they’re well respected by the people, they’re very smartly uniformed, they actually patrol the streets, and they carry sub-machine guns.


Islamic Homemaking

November 11, 2007

Muslim immigrant leaders in our societies all claim special status for Islam.

But societies that grant groups special status don’t survive, because every group then uses the tactic. So either the Muslim tactics will fail, or they’ll just recreate the hellhole societies from which they’ve emigrated.

The UK

Muslims in the UK are represented by the MCB, which leverages the unique Brit support for the underdog. Here’s the leader of the Muslim Council of Britain:

Dr Muhammad Abdul Bari, the leader of the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), thinks the Government is stoking the tension.

“There is a disproportionate amount of discussion surrounding us,” he says. “The air is thick with suspicion and unease. It is not good for the Muslim community, it is not good for society.”

…Britain must, he warns, beware of becoming like Nazi Germany.

“Every society has to be really careful so the situation doesn’t lead us to a time when people’s minds can be poisoned as they were in the 1930s. If your community is perceived in a very negative manner, and poll after poll says that we are alienated, then Muslims begin to feel very vulnerable…

There is, in his view, no such thing as Islamic terrorism.

“Terrorists are terrorists, they may use religion but we shouldn’t say Muslim terrorists, it stigmatises the whole community. We never called the IRA Catholic terrorists.”

In Dr Bari’s view, suicide bombers are victims as well as aggressors. “I deal with emotionally damaged children,” he explains. “Children come to hate when they don’t get enough care and love. They are probably bullied, it makes a young person angry and vulnerable.

“The extreme case could be suicide bombers, it is all they have … The people who become suicide bombers are really vulnerable.”

His assertions are false.

1. He says Muslim terrorists aren’t acting as Muslims, any more than the IRA acted as Catholics.

But Catholic preachers don’t advocate the murder of non-Catholics, and IRA killers are Marxists who don’t invoke the Virgin Mary to justify their murders.

2. He says Muslims are being persecuted like pre-WW2 German Jews.

But German Rabbis didn’t preach for the killing or enslavement of gentiles, and German Jews did not commit mass murder against Germans.

3. He says Muslims murder innocents because they’re frustrated.

But that’s a psychopathic reaction to frustration, which no other religion supports.

The Netherlands

Muslims there leverage the dual-religion structure of Dutch society. For 300 years, the Netherlands has been a confederation of Protestant and Catholic communities, both enjoying equal rights – the “two legs” of Dutch society.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali explains how Muslim immigrant leaders claim a third leg for their own religion.

But, like the Brit Muslim leaders, their claim is false: the Dutch settlement was made between religious groups that had purchased their liberty in blood fighting Spanish occupiers, and is based on equality and religious tolerance.

By contrast, Islam paid no entry price to Dutch society, and explicitly rejects the tolerance that lies at its core.

The US

The US is a tough nut for Islam to crack, because it’s an amazingly effective mechanism for assimilating immigrants – you have to accept American culture and values.

But there’s one group Americans grant an exception to this rule – blacks. That’s because Americans believe blacks should be compensated for the legacy of slavery.

Muslim immigrant leaders have seized on this group as a model, for example complaining that Muslims busted for dry-running a hijack were being persecuted for “Flying While Muslim“.

US Muslim leaders are as dishonest as their counterparts in the UK and Netherlands -Muslim immigrants to America have not suffered slavery or persecution in the US, and differ not a jot from Hispanic, Korean, and Vietnamese immigrants.

The tactics are counterproductive – if they work, all Brits will label themselves as underdogs, every religion in the world will claim equal status under the Dutch Constitution, and every ethnic group in America will claim special treatment.

That would leave Muslim immigrants as minorities embedded in fragmented, warring, inefficient, and impoverished societies.

Just like home.

 


Back To The Future

November 10, 2007

The Left and its MSM buddies follow the same game plan as the fashion business – as new styles fade, they resurrect old ones.

The Left uses scares to extend its control, but the latest scares are losing their gloss.

Global Warmening:

If it wasn’t for the fact the planet actually hasn’t warmed for nine years now, I’d cry.

Iraq (my ellipsis)

The drop (in killings) began in September, as civilian deaths (884) fell 52 percent from August and 77 percent year-over-year, while military deaths (65) fell 23 percent and 10 percent over the same periods.

October’s declines made it a trend: Civilian deaths (758) dropped an additional 12 percent from the previous month and 38 percent year-over-year, while US military deaths (38) dropped 42 percent and 64 percent during the same periods.

So what to do? Bring (back the Mad Cow:

The nation faces the possibility of a major epidemic of lethal brain disease as a result of the consumption years ago of beef contaminated with mad cow disease, BSE, according to Britain’s leading expert on vCJD, or “human BSE”…

Although the incidence of variant CJD in Britain has been declining, with only four deaths so far this year, Prof John Collinge believes that only people who are genetically susceptible have succumbed to the devastating illness so far…

Official records show that 162 people have died of vCJD, after a peak of incidence in 2000. But Prof Collinge said that many millions of infectious doses of contaminated beef were eaten between 1980 and 1996 and there is evidence the disease could silently incubate in a person for many decades, without producing symptoms.

The particular scare peaked 8 years ago:

Tuesday, 21 December, 1999. The UK could be hit by a “frightening” spread of new variant CJD, the fatal brain illness linked to mad cow disease, scientists have warned…

The Chief Medical Officer in England, Professor Liam Donaldson, said a major epidemic could not be ruled out…

About 50, mostly young, people have so far died of vCJD since its emergence in 1996.

From which it follows that a) the death rate from vCJD is (162 – 50)/8 = 14 a year, and b) the periodicity of lefty scares is 8 years.

So stand by for a return of Global Coolening, Mass Herpes, overpopulation, and starvation.