Day by Day

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Ed Miliband declares war on climate change sceptics

Let the war begin!

UN climate panel shamed by bogus rainforest claim

"The source for its claim was a report from WWF, an environmental pressure group, which was authored by two green activists. They had based their “research” on a study published in Nature, the science journal, which did not assess rainfall but in fact looked at the impact on the forest of human activity such as logging and burning. This weekend WWF said it was launching an internal inquiry into the study. "


The whole global warming scam is coming undone.

Climate change study was ‘misused’

"Robert Muir-Wood, head of research at Risk Management Solutions, a US-based consultancy, said the Stern report misquoted his work to suggest a firm link between global warming and the frequency and severity of disasters such as floods and hurricanes."

Chicago cools to Barack Obama

Gore Is Being Sued Over Global Fraud.

Terror trials could be headed back to Gitmo

Controversial climate change boss uses car AND driver to travel one mile to office

Ministers slammed for speaking at meeting with Muslim who justified killing British troops

"Two Cabinet Ministers are facing questions over their judgment after appearing at the same event as a Muslim activist who once suggested that the killing of British troops in Iraq was justified.

Azad Ali spoke at yesterday’s Progressive London conference, which was also attended by Equalities Minister Harriet Harman and Energy Secretary Ed Miliband."


This is one of the reasons terrorism flourishes in Britain.

Terrorists 'plan attack on Britain with bombs INSIDE their bodies' to foil new airport scanners

Climate chief was told of false glacier claims before Copenhagen

"The chairman of the leading climate change watchdog was informed that claims about melting Himalayan glaciers were false before the Copenhagen summit, The Times has learnt.

Rajendra Pachauri was told that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change assessment that the glaciers would disappear by 2035 was wrong, but he waited two months to correct it. He failed to act despite learning that the claim had been refuted by several leading glaciologists. "


As in all such scandals, follow the money.

UN climate change panel based claims on student dissertation and magazine article

"However, it can be revealed that one of the sources quoted was a feature article published in a popular magazine for climbers which was based on anecdotal evidence from mountaineers about the changes they were witnessing on the mountainsides around them."


Let's not forget the IPCC also excluded other scientific information that refuted global warming.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Climategate: NOAA and NASA Complicit in Data Manipulation

Climategate scandal just goes on and on.

27& increase on NHS Waiting Times

Using biofuel in cars 'may accelerate loss of rainforest'

Washington Post Issues correction to Okeefe story.

No bugging or wiretapping.

"Earlier versions of this story incorrectly reported that James O'Keefe faced charges in an alleged plot to bug the office of Sen. Mary Landrieu. The charges were related to an alleged plot to tamper with a phone system. The headline incorrectly referred to a plot to bug the phone and a caption incorrectly referred to an alleged wiretap scheme. The story also incorrectly reported that Landrieu had proposed a replacement for William Flanagan. Landrieu had proposed a replacement for the U.S. attorney, but Flanagan did not hold the post at that time. "


So much for those layers of factcheckers, eh?

After Obama rips lobbyists, K St. insiders get private briefings

Why am I not surprised?

How David Shuster Lied to Get Me to Appear on MSNBC

Shouldn't have gone on Andy.

Pub chain to use 'much larger' wine glasses, flowers and complimentary toiletries to entice women over 35 to its bars

What could go wrong?

Ladette Britain: Violence among women soars as record 250 are arrested every day

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1246802/Record-number-women-arrested-violent-crimes.html#ixzz0dyxp29qk


Oh.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Amplification of global warming by carbon-cycle feedback significantly less than thought, study suggests

"ScienceDaily (Jan. 28, 2010) — A new estimate of the feedback between temperature and atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration has been derived from a comprehensive comparison of temperature and CO2 records spanning the past millennium.

The result, which is based on more than 200,000 individual comparisons, implies that the amplification of current global warming by carbon-cycle feedback will be significantly less than recent work has suggested."

US to close Guantanamo within three years

"EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS – The US will close the Guantanamo prison for terrorism suspects "within Barack Obama's term" of office, after missing last week the self-imposed deadline of one year, an American official told a Brussels audience, praising the support shown by European governments who took in about a dozen inmates. [...]

Mr Fried refused to speculate on a new deadline, but said he was confident the closure could be finalised "during Mr Obama's first term." The US president's mandate ends in January 2013."

Chinese-led group formally signs Iraq oil deal

Silly you, thinking the Iraq war was a US/UK oil grab. Tsk, tsk.

I look forward to the left's condemnation of China for their part in the war so they could grab Iraq's oil. Oh, wait, China was against the war.

With Midterm Elections Looming, Rangel Ethics Probe Grinds On

Terror suspects linked to Christmas day bomber

What was that Obama said about a lone terrorist?

"Malaysia announced on Wednesday it had arrested 10 people for "acts of terrorism" and said they were members of an international terror outfit tracked down in cooperation with foreign intelligence groups."

8 things that suck about the iPad

Frank Luntz Focus Group Rates the State of the Union!

FROM JUSTICE ALITO, a “you lie” moment? “POLITICO’s Kasie Hunt, who’s in the House chamber, reports…

"In the history of the State of the Union has any President ever called out the Supreme Court by name, and egged on the Congress to jeer a Supreme Court decision, while the Justices were seated politely before him surrounded by hundreds [of] Congressmen? To call upon the Congress to countermand (somehow) by statute a constitutional decision, indeed a decision applying the First Amendment? What can this possibly accomplish besides alienating Justice Kennedy who wrote the opinion being attacked. Contrary to what we heard during the last administration, the Court may certainly be the object of presidential criticism without posing any threat to its independence. But this was a truly shocking lack of decorum and disrespect towards the Supreme Court for which an apology is in order. A new tone indeed."

Scientists in stolen e-mail scandal hid climate data

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

American disapproval of Obama is on the rise - washingtonpost.com

Nice of the Post to notice.

Signs of waste? $1 million used to tout stimulus funds at work in Ohio - CNN.com

"Cleveland, Ohio (CNN) -- A state senator from Ohio says his state is spending $1 million on road signs to advertise the use of stimulus money for road projects. In other words, the state is using your money to tell you it's spending your money."

BBC blames fall in support for global warming on "right wing newspapers"

"Part of the answer lies with the media - particularly right-wing newspapers - which have been fuelling cynicism over government "green" taxes for some time. "

Barack Obama is in denial – Telegraph Blogs

More bogus AGW information in IPCC report?

More climategate.

An Interview With Andrew Breitbart About The O'Keefe Arrest

Anger all around for Democratic leaders

They deserve it.

There is fundamental uncertainty in climate change, science tsar says

So, the science isn't settled then.

Ellie Light Is Winston Steward

So much for those layers of fact checkers at MSM.

Pols: Tri-State Middle Class Not In Love With 'New' Obama

More buyers remorse.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

UN global warming claims melt faster than Himalayan glaciers

"Prof. Murari Lal told the Daily Mail that the alarming, but unsubstantiated, claim, got included for political purposes: “We thought that if we can highlight it, it will impact policy-makers and politicians and encourage them to take some concrete action,” he told the British paper."

Video - Newsweek's Evan Thomas: Obama "Not Fundamentally Honest"



Obama has even lost Newsweek!

Jon Stewart on Obama's teleprompter

Nicolas Sarkozy backs a ban on the full Muslim veil - Times Online

The 30th anniversary of Newsnight

"But the programme today has a drawback for political junkies and that is its general view of the world. If you took all the trendy liberalism that makes up the BBC and bubbled it over the Bunsen burner until you were left with the purest residue, the irreducible core of metropolitan Left-wingery — well, that’s Newsnight.

It regards Right-wing politicians as some alien species, necessary (just) to the political process but viewed with either curiosity or contempt, depending on their demeanour. I’m sure this is not deliberate, that people aren’t consciously trying to present politics from a Left-wing standpoint.It happens because that’s the programme’s mindset. "

Venezuela vice president, defense minister, Enviro min resigns

What's happening?

Rape victim receives 101 lashes for becoming pregnant - Telegraph

The victim!!

CNN Poll: For First Time, More Say Dem Control Is Bad For Country

Lot's of buyers remorse out there.

Monday, January 25, 2010

The ‘global warming’ story you haven’t heard: the WWF connection

Mahathir: Jews “had to be periodically massacred”

CNN Poll: 3 of 4 Americans say much of stimulus money wasted

How “David Axelrod Astroturfing” Works, Step by Step

Trying out Ping to see how it works.

Hungary: the writing on the wall

Never again eh?

Islam Channel’s Convicted Terrorist CEO Arrested in South Africa

Climategate – Banks And Investors Pull Out Of Carbon Trading

When the money leaves the game is truly up.

Hopefully, this will be the end to the global warming myth and Al Gore.

Global warming disappering from political talk

How a green group became an IPCC source

NASA and Nicholas Stern start to purge their websites

We'll see a lot more of this. Get your screen grabs while you can!

The IPCC scandal: the African data was sexed up, too

The warmests are starting to purge their websites as well. Get some screen grabs while you can!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

UN wrongly linked global warming to natural disasters

"THE United Nations climate science panel faces new controversy for wrongly linking global warming to an increase in the number and severity of natural disasters such as hurricanes and floods.

It based the claims on an unpublished report that had not been subjected to routine scientific scrutiny — and ignored warnings from scientific advisers that the evidence supporting the link too weak. The report's own authors later withdrew the claim because they felt the evidence was not strong enough. "

Ellie Light now on Wikipedia

But Wiki threatening to delete it. Go post some links to keep it going.

Pachauri: the real story behind the Glaciergate scandal - Telegraph

Oh, let's not forget Al Gore.

Glacier scientists says he knew data had not been verified

"The scientist behind the bogus claim in a Nobel Prize-winning UN report that Himalayan glaciers will have melted by 2035 last night admitted it was included purely to put political pressure on world leaders.

Dr Murari Lal also said he was well aware the statement, in the 2007 report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), did not rest on peer-reviewed scientific research."

Ellie Light: Obama Astroturfer?

Writes in dozens of papers and blogs across the country. Will MSM track her down? Probably not.

US Marines end role in Iraq; Biden in Baghdad

"RAMADI, Iraq (AP) - The U.S. Marine Corps wrapped nearly seven years in Iraq on Saturday, handing over duties to the Army and signaling the beginning of an accelerated withdrawal of American troops as the U.S. turns its focus away from the waning Iraqi war to a growing one in Afghanistan."


Can we say we've won now?

Saturday, January 23, 2010

No More Jesus Rifles - ABC News

Nope. Now we have Israeli drones!

Israeli drones take over skies of Afghanistan

Forget about Jesus rifles! This will drive them nuts!

61% Say It’s Time for Congress To Drop Health Care - Rasmussen Reports™

Melting Himalayan glaciers: no peaceful end to the scandal - Telegraph

Has the Nobel Prize become a curse?

Barack Obama to hold 50 Guantánamo detainees without trial - Telegraph

Where's the "Obama is Hitler" crowd? Come on you cowards!! You guys went nuts on Bush for this. Where are you now?

The left are showing their true colours now. Their cries for justice were just a cover to attack Bush. They really don't give a damn about Gitmo. Cowards.

Raise drink prices and defy ‘immoral’ supermarkets, Tory strategist demands - Times Online

Raising taxes on booze is just that, raising taxes. This idea that it will save Britain is a red herring. The police already thave the powers to stop anti social behavior.

Glenn Beck’s Revolutionary Holocaust: Live Free…or Die” [full video]

UK Terrorist threat level raised to 'severe'

No reason given. ???

Friday, January 22, 2010

Pakistan: Bill banning sexual harrassment of women passed, islamsists furious

Of course they are.

Integrating Facebook, blogger and twitter

Tring to get them all to work together. Not easy. LOL

Gibbs: 'I don't know' when Gitmo will close

An honest answer!

Himalaya Glacier Claim an Error, Says U.N.'s IPCC - TIME

Even Time is forced to report on the scandal.

Dem health care talks collapsing

And that's a good thing.

Intel Chief's Comments Infuriate Obama Officials

The country's in the best of hands.

BBC News - Why Guantanamo Bay closure deadline was missed

The BBC has no answers.

World markets plunge on Obama bank crackdown - Times Online

Way to go Barry!

The Left’s Palinization of the Brown family

I said the left would go after his family. The left have no shame. Pure Saul Alinsky.

ABC Reports Obama is 'Unaware of Tea Parties' | NewsBusters.org

"Maybe he just doesn't know that there are people who disagree with his massive tax and spend agenda. That would explain a lot."

Video - Jon Stewart Mocks Keith Olbermann Over Scott Brown Attacks

Great video!

AIR AMERICA Files for Liquidation...

Fantastic!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Climategate: The End of the Beginning

Racist truck codes

"Mr. Olbermann proposed Mr. Brown's win was part of racist backlash against the black President Obama on his Tuesday evening program. Gamely, Mr. Fineman offered some supporting evidence.

"In some places, there are codes, there are images," he told Mr. Olbermann. "You know, there are pickup trucks, you could say there was a racial aspect to it one way or another."

Mr. Brown's truck has particularly bothered Democrats, ranging from Mr. Brown's opponent, Attorney General Martha Coakley, to Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry to Mr. Obama. "


These people are insane.

Fort Hood Report: No Mention of Islam, Hasan Not Named - TIME

Even Time notices the coverup.

Republicans to Hit Obama Terror Policy in Hearings on Domestic Attacks

"The Christmas Day airline bombing suspect should have been questioned by special interrogators instead of federal law enforcement investigators before his case entered the criminal justice system, the nation's top intelligence official testified before Congress today.

Dennis Blair, the Director of National Intelligence, told the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee that he was not asked whether the suspect should have been treated as a high-value terror suspect upon landing in Detroit and handled first by the High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group, (HIG) which the Obama administration created last year.

"That unit was created exactly for this purpose, to make a decision on whether...a certain person who's detained should be treated as...a case for federal prosecution." Blair said. "


That's because the Democrats are not serious about terrorism and treat it just like any other crime.

Robert Reich: The Voters Are Firing Obama Because He's Flopped On The Economy

Boy, the left really are turning on Obama.

U.S. counterterror agency lacks "Google-like" search

"WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A senior counterterrorism official said on Wednesday his agency lacks "Google-like" search capability that could have identified the suspect in the attempted Christmas Day airline bombing.

The National Counterterrorism Center, the agency charged with reviewing disparate data to protect against attacks, does not have a computer search engine that could have checked for various spellings of the alleged bomber's name and his birthplace in Nigeria, the center's chief told a Senate hearing on security reform."

Intel Chief Admits Dropping Ball on Christmas Plot, 'New Mistake' Inevitable

"Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair, in a candid assessment of what went wrong before and after the attempted bombing of a Northwest Airlines flight, said he had wrongly caved to external "pressure" to trim the no-fly list and even admitted the intelligence community would probably drop the ball in the future. "


The country is in the best of hands. Sigh.

Scientists using selective temperature data, skeptics say

More global warming scandal.

US to deploy defensive missiles on Russia's doorstep

So much for Obama's reset button.

Muslim police say Islam not to blame for terror attacks

"The National Association of Muslim Police (NAMP) claimed that ministers were wrong to blame Islam for being the “driver” behind recent terrorist attacks.

Far-Right extremists were a more dangerous threat to national security, it said. "


Really? And just how many of these terror attacks have come from "far-right extremists"?

"The officers told MPs that Muslims were being “stigmatised” by the Government’s attempts to tackle terrorism, which was adding to “hatred” against entire communities. "


The "hatred" is coming from Muslim communities!

"The Muslim officers believe the Government is wrong to blame Islam as the main driver of terrorist activity. "


Tell it to your Muslim brothers who are killing thousands, mostly Muslims by the way, around the world!

Fire their asses!

NYC: Thosands of Christians Protest Islamic Murder, Persecution, and Dhimmitude

I'd like to see a lot more of this.

Krauthammer on Obama's remarks re: Brown - video

FBI Director: I wasn't consulted on how to charge Abdulmutallab

Obama asleep at the switch.

UN climate chief admits mistake on Himalayan glaciers warning

Again, yeah, let's call it a mistake.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Don't know if it's Haiti or the election that's affecting Twitter

Bummer. Twitter appears to be down.

Turn your iPhone into a credit card reader. video

Pretty cool if it works. I'll bet drug dealers will love this.

Massachusetts Senate poll loss threatens Obama agenda

This is how he BBC describe Brown.

"Dubbed Senator Beefcake in the US media, Mr Brown is a lawyer and former model who posed almost naked for Cosmopolitan magazine in the 1980s while in law school."


Interesting. I don't remember the BBC calling Obama a former drug addict when he won.

Barack Obama floundering a year on after wave of goodwill crashes - Times Online

Is there anyone who didn't see this comming? I mean, besides far left loons.

‘Barack Obama made a lot of promises but they meant nothing’

UK reactions to Brown's win.

He's Done Everything Wrong - The Daily Beast

Obama that is.

Hoyer: Voters upset about GOP obstructionism, not Dem agenda

Just how out of touch are the Democrats?

"House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) on Tuesday said that angst voters have expressed early this election year is the result of GOP obstructionism, not the Democrats agenda."

So they voted for Brown - a Republican!

The Guardian's take on Brown's victory

This is just too funny.

"The Republicans have produced one of the biggest political upsets of recent US history by winning Ted Kennedy's Senate seat in Massachusetts, traditionally one of the safest Democratic states in the country."


Like Brown said, "It's the peoples seat".

Here's how the Guardian describes Brown: "Scott Brown, a truck-driving National Guardsman"

Why does the left hate trucks?

And this is how the Guardian describes how Brown won.

"Brown received a lot of backing from Republicans who had travelled to join him from all round the US,..."


No mention of the fact that President Obama travelled to join Coakley - the loser.

RealClearPolitics - Video - Pollster John Zogby Predicts A Coakley Win

Boston Globe: Coakley wins!!

Oops!!

"In a Dewey beats Truman blunder, boston.com posted an online map of Massachusetts voting results declaring Attorney General Martha Coakley the winner of yesterday’s U.S. Senate election."

Tingles: "I Admit I'm Marxist When it Comes to my Analysis"...

First Look At Massachusetts Election Night Poll Data - Rasmussen Reports™

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

No answers on missing USD472 million tsunami bucks

"When TIS inquired from the relevant authorities about these missing amounts, but most officials did not want to answer while they were also reluctant to reveal any information. However there were some responsible bodies that implied that the funds were utilized by the government for other purposes,`` Nanayakkara said."


I'll bet!

America in the World: Anti-Americanism in seven easy steps

Happens every time. Remember the tsunami?

A by-the-numbers look at Obama's first year

Not good at all.

Ft. Hood report, Pentagon Whitewash

Titled, "Protecting the Force: Lessons from Fort Hood," this 80-plus page report mentions the words "Islam" and "Muslim" not once. Not once. It refers to Hasan as a "gunman." As Ralph Peters put it, the report is "not about what happened at Fort Hood." And "It avoids entirely the issue of why it happened."

Islam is creeping in Alaska (video)

"The sound of Allah Akbar is rising in Alaska. The Islamic community in Alaska grew from 100+ to 4,000 in the last decade. They also recently bought a 70 acre tract of land for $600,000 and raised nearly $1 million dollars to build a new mosque to go along with Alaska’s first halal grocery store. "

No KSM in NYC?

"Top administration officials are getting nervous that they may not be able to proceed with one of their most controversial national-security moves: trying Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other accused 9/11 conspirators in federal court in New York City. Last November Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. portrayed the trial as a way to showcase the American justice system to the world—and to accelerate President Obama's stalled plans to shut down the U.S. prison at Guantánamo Bay. But because of shifting political winds in Congress, the trial is now "potentially in jeopardy," a senior official, who did not want to be named talking about a sensitive situation, tells NEWSWEEK."

Muslim question persists in Army shooting

"Fear of offending Muslims or being insensitive to religion was likely a key factor to why Army supervisors missed signs that the suspect in the deadly Fort Hood shooting rampage was a Muslim extremist, according to national security experts. "

Muslims Light Church on Fire With Christians Inside

"Angry Muslim youths set fire to a church filled with worshipers, starting a riot that killed at least 27 people and wounded more than 300 in Jos, in northern Nigeria, officials said Monday. Sani Mudi, a spokesman for the local imam, said 22 people died in fighting between Christians and Muslims after rioters set fire to a Catholic church on Sunday. Five others died Monday from their wounds. More than 300 people were killed in inter-religious violence in Jos in 2008."


Religion of peace.

Monday, January 18, 2010

CNN says Obama's lies - again! New video

A familiar sight that stirs pupils' sense of justice

Why is Amnesty International being allowed to spread its propaganda in our schools?

"After a project which involved donning the orange jumpsuits that evoke images of Guantanamo Bay, pupils from Bannockburn Academy were selected to join Amnesty International’s youth advisory group"


So, they dressed the kids up as terrorists!

"The idea was that of the school’s Amnesty International group"


Why are our tax monies going to support this NGO?

Father stabbed to death in own home after confronting gang stealing his television

The thiefs knew the police would not allow Britains to protect their property in their own homes. Just ask Mylee.

Thug let out of jail to chat up girls in clubs after serving just a third of his sentence for killing a teenage blonde

"He is just three-and-a-half years into his nine-year sentence for helping to arrange the death of a teenage girl."

Islamic sect’s plan to build mega-mosque next to Olympics site collapses

RON ROSENBAUM: Huge Intelligence Scandal: Will All the Pundits Who Relied on the Discredited 2007 N…

Not likely.

Climategate panel: Are green auto rules based on flawed science?

"Detroit - The auto industry's green efforts to meet strict new mpg rules are the dominant theme inside the 2010 North American International Auto Show. But outside Cobo Center, it's not just the frigid winter temperatures that have cast doubt on global warming science that is driving the biggest regulatory challenge to the industry in a generation. E-mails leaked from the world's top climatology center in England have exposed influential scientists doctoring data and suppressing scientific debate. Some in Congress have demanded an investigation."

After year, hope turns into disappointment » Knoxville News Sentinel

Obama's epic fail.

"Forget "can," "change" and, above all, "hope." The new word echoing in the blogosphere and beyond as Obama enters Year Two: disappointment.

The polls have shown a wide decline in Americans' approval of Obama since he first took office last Jan. 20. In fact, according to the latest Gallup Poll, he entered his second year with one of the lowest approval ratings of any president in the last half-century (50 percent of Americans approved of his job performance at the first of January, and 44 percent disapproved.)"

AR.Drone: The flying saucer-like mini-drone that can be controlled by an iPhone

Cool.

Ban butter to save thousands of lives, says leading heart surgeon

What next for Britain, a butter Tzar?

Six-year farce of the asylum seeker who wants to go home

You can't make this stuff up.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Global Warming: The Other Side - video



Trying to embed video but having problems with the code.

Democrat Ed Schultz Says ‘I’d Cheat’ To Keep Scott Brown From Winning...

Kausfiles : The Deal: Join a Union, Get a Tax Break?

And the rest of us get to pay for it. Thanks Obama.

World misled over Himalayan glacier meltdown

Yeah, let's call it "misled".

"In the past few days the scientists behind the warning have admitted that it was based on a news story in the New Scientist, a popular science journal, published eight years before the IPCC's 2007 report.

It has also emerged that the New Scientist report was itself based on a short telephone interview with Syed Hasnain, a little-known Indian scientist then based at Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi.

Hasnain has since admitted that the claim was "speculation" and was not supported by any formal research. If confirmed it would be one of the most serious failures yet seen in climate research. The IPCC was set up precisely to ensure that world leaders had the best possible scientific advice on climate change. "


Global warming is being debunked on an almost daily basis but the adverts just keep on coming.

Update.

Don't expect the BBC to correct this post anytime soon.

How BBC's professor of journalism 'improved' his rival's biography

The BBC have been caught doing this sort of thing a lot.

Double standards row as Ed Balls refuses to ban smacking as mosque schools to avoid 'upsetting Muslim sensitivities'

Once again we see Muslims are allowed to break British law. When is Britain going to have enough of this?

Saturday, January 16, 2010

BBC News - Most Indian plastic toys are 'toxic'

"The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) studied a sample of Indian toys and found that all of them contained high levels of phthalates.

Phthalates are chemicals used to soften plastic and the group says India has no regulations to control their use.

The use of these chemicals in Europe and the US is strictly regulated. "

"Most of the toys were imported from China, Taiwan and many were produced in India. "

Islam4UK’s radical spokesman Anjem Choudary pledges to keep preaching - Times Online

"This is Mr Choudary’s ultimate aim, for Britain to become an Islamic state in which all inhabitants are subjected to Sharia. He claims that he speaks for Muslims “across the world” when he virulently protests against the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and labels British soldiers “brutal murderers”. Yet his claims of atrocities by Western forces are disputed by the UN, and he admits he has never been to either country."

Obama personally joins Massachusetts quake relief.

Glad to see at least some in the press notice.

Supplies Are Arriving But Haitians Remain Helpless

Why isn't the press hammering Obama over Haiti like they did Bush over Katrina? Oh, my bad, he's a Democrat.

Speaking of Obama, where is he while the Haitians desperately seek aid? He's campaigning. Now if Bush had done that....

Senior figure in a hardline Islamist group is preaching at top London university | Mail Online

"A radical Islamist said to have mentored a British suicide bomber is teaching and preaching at a top university.

Bristol-born Reza Pankhurst is allegedly spreading the message of hardline group Hizb ut-Tahrir at the London School of Economics."

Friday, January 15, 2010

Pants on the ground - video

‘Hizb ut-Tahrir obsessed with radicalising students’ - Times Online

While Labour does nothing to stop it.

Senior member of extreme Islamist group Hizb ut-Tahrir teaches at LSE - Times Online

"A senior figure in Hizb ut-Tahrir, a hardline Islamist group that the Government keeps “under continuous review” and the Conservatives want to ban, is teaching and preaching at a top university.

The Times has learnt that Reza Pankhurst, who was imprisoned in Egypt for membership of the group, is a teacher at the London School of Economics and regularly preaches to students at Friday prayers.

The group is supposedly barred from organising and speaking on campuses under the National Union of Students’ policy of “no platform” for racist or fascist views. The presence of one of its prominent members as a university teacher raises new concerns about Islamist radicalisation on campus."

Hot Air » Blog Archive » Poll: Majority would vote against Obama re-election

"Democrats can’t blame this one on Rasmussen. The National Journal polled 1200 adults nationwide to determine whether they would vote for Barack Obama’s re-election based on his first-year performance. In a stunner, 50% said they’d vote for “someone else,” while only 23% said they would definitely vote for Obama:"

Sex sting in Poconos nets former chief U.N. weapons inspector | PoconoRecord.com

This is the second time for Ritter.

Britain is wrong to freeze benefits to spouses of terror suspects, says top EU advocate | Mail Online

"Europe's law chief wants Britain to reinstate the payment of tens of thousands of pounds in State handouts to the wives of suspected Al Qaeda and Taliban fanatics.

Ministers have halted benefit payouts made to the families of suspected terrorists to prevent the money falling into the hands of banned groups."

Simple eye test for Alzheimer's could catch disease at crucial early stage

Faster please.

China - Daring blogger tests the limits

We forget how much free speech means to us.

Joe Biden update: He meets on transparency today. But the meeting is closed

"After a recent public sighting, fears had mounted that the one-time, long-term senator might rebel against traditional White House strictures and start acting on all the administration's oft-promised promises of government transparency and official openness running back into 2008.

But the VP's public schedule today puts all those fears to rest."

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Iron Chef Special Used Ringers, Not Veggies From The White House Garden

The left went nuts over the flase claim that Bush served up a plastic turkey to the troops in Iraq (it was real). Watch the left ignore this.

Jane Hamsher: How the White House Used Gruber's Work to Create Appearance of Broad Consensus

The White House is placing a giant collective bet on Gruber's "assumptions" to justify key portions of the Senate bill such as the "Cadillac tax," which they allowed people to believe was independent verification. Now that we know that Gruber's work was not that of an independent analyst but rather work performed as a contractor to the White House and paid for by taxpayers, and economists like Larry Mishel are raising serious questions about its validity, it should be made publicly available so others can judge its merits.

Obama's Health Care Industry Funded Campaign

"A new figure, based on an exclusive analysis created for Raw Story by the Center for Responsive Politics, shows that President Obama received a staggering $20,175,303 from the healthcare industry during the 2008 election cycle, nearly three times the amount of his presidential rival John McCain. McCain took in $7,758,289, the Center found."


Boy!, that's some change!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Canada's growing polar bear population 'becoming a problem,' locals say

Al Gore call your office.

Banned Group Islam4UK Website Still up

Contact Fasthosts and ask them to stop providing services to banned terror groups in the UK.

abuse@fasthosts.co.uk

Obama: no longer the anti-Bush? | Olivia Hampton | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

Just how dumb are liberals? This dumb.

"The president's response in the coming weeks and months will be critical in shaping a relationship tattered by US action after the September 11 attacks, seen as having disproportionately singled out and targeted Muslims."


Have any of the terrorists since 9/11 not been Muslim?

"Giving further fodder to the criticism, Muslim women wearing the hijab said they were subjected to additional "humiliating" screening simply because they were veiled. In some cases, the women were told to remove their veil."


Well since Islamic scholars say the hijab is not a religious symbol but is in fact a radical political statement, it's probably a good idea to see what's under that radical statement. Two women wearing hijabs a few years ago blew up a Russian plane.

This will make your head spin.

"The president also insisted he would make no policy changes that would curtail civil liberties or freedom of movement, saying "we will not succumb to a siege mentality".


But later on she says this:

"Obama may have rejected using words like "war on terror" or "Islamofascism" and blunted some of Bush's harshest policies but a year into his presidency, he has retained military commissions, asserted state secrets privileges, expanded the use of unmanned drones to strike al-Qaida targets in Pakistan, as well as announced plans to hold dozens of terror suspects indefinitely without charge and triple the number of US troops in Afghanistan."


Do these people even read what they write?

"Profiling, if indeed necessary, should not focus on race, ethnicity, nationality or creed but on criminal behaviour. Setting additional measures for people who fit in those easily identifiable criteria only simplifies the task for extremists, who can circumvent the system and exploit loopholes."


Funny, it seems to work quite well for the Israelis.

"In times of war, the US is not alone in having put aside hard-fought civil liberties. Let's hope that this time, it won't last long."


What does she mean by "this time"? She just said Obama has kept most of Bush's policies in place. So, we're nine years and counting. Get used to it missy, we're in for a long war.

'Islam is' not being censored by Google

That's one man's take on it.

"In this case, however, it doesn’t take much research to determine that Google is innocent. Type “Islam will” and Google suggests “be destroyed” and “destroy Europe” as possible endings. Similarly “Islam must” brings back “be destroyed”, “die” and “be stopped” as possible endings.

If someone at Google is trying to prevent search terms that could offend Muslims from appearing in their suggested searches, then they aren’t doing a very good job."


Google says it's a bug and they would fix it. That was several days ago and "Islam is" still returns no results. Perhaps if there was someone behind it, they just hadn't gotten to the others before they were caught. Or perhaps a disgruntled employee tried his hand at censorship and got caught. On the other hand, perhaps it is just a bug. Funny though, how it was only Islam that was affected.

BBC's Mardell continues Webb's painting a false picture of America

The BBC's Webb is gone but never fear Mardell is on the job!

Mardell starts his report by framing the topic as America overreacting to one failed terrorist to blow up a plane. Left out, as is BBC reporters usual want, are some very important facts.

Like the failed terrorist's revelation that there were 20 more just like him ready to strike. The Muslim passenger hauled off a flight for yelling he wanted to kill all Jews. The recent terrorist arrest in the US. Let's not forget Richard Reid or the failed attempt to blow up multiple airliners over the US. That last one originated in Britain Mardell.

Mardell then resorts to one of the oldest reporters tricks in the book in order to spin his story - the straw man.

"There is a general assumption in America that al-Qaeda simply wants to kill as many Americans as possible, that murder is their objective."


Hmm, I wonder why they called it the "war on terror" then and not the war on al Qaeda?

Mardell goes on to lament how Obama's opponents jumped on him for being too soft and offers this up:

"President Obama's opponents have long accused him of being soft on terrorism. He does not even use the George Bush phrase "war on terror".


Perhaps not Mark, but are you forgetting that four days after the failed attempt, when Obama finally got around to it, Obama said we are at war. When you are at war, four days is a very long time.

Mark goes on to make a fool of himself.

"This mood of high seriousness has robbed the West of a really effective propaganda weapon. It has made it difficult to exploit the sheer ridiculousness of an underpants bomber.

If the thought of the state of al-Qaeda's undergarments made people snigger instead of quake, that would be a moral victory. "


Would it have been so funny had he succeeded Mark? Let's not forget, he choose his seat carefully - right over the fuel tanks. In addition, thanks to the courage and quick actions of one passenger, he was stopped. Let's also not forget a similar attempt to kill a Saudi prince, almost succeeded. The bomb went off killing the bomber but the prince survived. I doubt his laughing Mark.

Mark then turns his attention to how Britain handles things differently and why.

"But there are historical and political reasons why we seem less phased by the threat of terrorism. Of course part of it goes back to 9/11. We have not suffered an attack like that."


Again, Mark leaves out significant information to the discussion. He fails to mention that a plane was to have been flown into the Parliament building on 911 but the bomber backed out at the last minute.

Just how little of a threat does Mardell think terrorism is?

"But it means we see terrorism as a background threat. It might have your name on it but it is statistically improbable. "


Well Mark, just why are those statistics so low? Could it be that thanks to the security services, both here and in America, taking a more serious view and thereby stopping hundreds of attacks, those stats are low? Two weeks after 7/7 terror attacks on London, the security services stopped the second attack. How many would have been killed then? How would those statistics look had those ten airliners been blown up? If all the terror attacks stopped around the world had not been stopped, how would those stats look then Mardell? On 9/11, terrorism had 3000 peoples name on it. And if it's just "a background threat" Mark, why did Obama say we are at war?

Of course Mardell has noting but praise for Obama.

"He has declared that a proud nation does not hunker down and adopt a siege mentality in the face of such threats. "


Just how stupid is Mardell? How many security reviews did Obama order in the wake of the failed Christmas bomber? How many times did he meet with the leaders of all US security forces? Who ordered all those new x-ray machines for US airports? Who requested foreign governments begin immediate screenings of overseas passengers traveling to the US? Who ordered the dramatic increase in Sky Marshalls? And these are just the things we know about.

Yes, Mardell has turned out to be just another BBC hack like Webb.

Yemen al-Qaeda link to Guantanamo Bay prison

According to the BBC, Islamic terrorism in Yemen is America's fault for torturing Muslims at Gitmo. I just love the way the BBC take the word of terrorists without question.

"In the video he declared "our imprisonment has only increased our persistence".

What happened in the skies above Detroit on Christmas Day is an indication of that. "


Note he says "our imprisonment" and not our torture.

Hang on a minute! Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was never in Gitmo! In fact, he comes from a wealthy family and was living in a luxury flat while attending college in London. I'm not sure that counts as toture but if it is, it wasn't the yanks what done it.

And isn't the BBC's headquarters located in London? Perhaps they might explain why the BBC is contributing to terrorism.

Skyrocketing debt figures don't tell the whole story

" Click on usdebtclock.org and get ready for the hairs on the back of your neck to stand at attention. This Web site is the real-time, running total of the national public debt outstanding, which now stands at $12.2 trillion.

What's really scary is the "debt clock" shows the amount of interest accruing with each passing second – about $1.7 million every minute of every day. The speed with which the number grows will make you cross-eyed and leads me to wonder what the final reckoning will be for us. "

Venezuela Announces Nationwide Energy Rationing

"CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela's government imposed rolling blackouts of four hours every other day throughout the country on Tuesday to combat an energy crisis."

Sean Penn call your office.

STIMULUS WATCH: White House changes job-count rule

"WASHINGTON – The White House has abandoned its controversial method of counting jobs under President Barack Obama's economic stimulus, making it impossible to track the number of jobs saved or created with the $787 billion in recovery money.

Despite mounting a vigorous defense of its earlier count of more than 640,000 jobs credited to the stimulus, even after numerous errors were identified, the Obama administration now is making it easier to give the stimulus credit for hiring. It's no longer about counting a job as saved or created; now it's a matter of counting jobs funded by the stimulus."

Family shut out of their 'dream home' by gang of gipsies who moved in over Christmas

"We are hard-working citizens yet get treated like criminals when our home is stolen. This whole thing is making me feel constantly sick. All we want to do is get on with our lives.

'We feel let down by the law, by government, and by the police, in fact all the authorities that one would expect to protect society."


When will Britain have enough of this shit?!

Judicial Watch Announces List of Washington's "Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians" for 2009

Almost all of the are Democrats.

Krauthammer's Take

from last night.

video: SNL and Lightskinned Blacks

Darkness Falls

Islam turning out the lights.

Video: Coakley says no more terrorists in Afghanistan



Uh, then why is Obama sending 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan?

CNN: "Nancy Pelosi is a horrible woman" video

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

From bikinis to burkas

"Yemen's new notoriety doesn't surprise me; what does is how all the warning signs went unnoticed for so long. I saw it in my own flesh and blood: An open-minded family defined by its love of arts and culture embraced hard-line interpretations of Islam and turned its back on social progress and intellectual freedom.

Whatever happens next in Yemen, my family there, and no doubt millions of other middle-class Middle Eastern families, has been losing the war against extremism. "

Yemeni officials admit they are losing the battle against al-Qaeda

"Yemeni officials have admitted they are losing the battle against al-Qaeda and the terror group is extending its reach into remote regions where state control has all but disappeared. "

Obama team continues to control access to Biden

"The book covers Mr. Obama's frustration after Mr. Biden's gaffes became too much for the president-to-be to bear. These gaffes included:Mr. Biden's comments that he was more qualified than Mr. Obama to be president, that Mr. Obama would be tested with an international crisis, and that it was patriotic to pay higher taxes.

“How many times is Biden gonna say something stupid?” Mr. Obama angrily asked of his advisors at one point on a conference call. Speaking of conference calls, the book also says Obama campaign manager David Plouffe was questioned about why Mr. Biden was not on the nightly campaign conference call. It turned out the future vice president was on his own conference call with both Mr. Pouffe and campaign adviser David Axelrod."


Keeping the Vice President out of the loop? What does this say about Obama?

Wind farms produced 'practically no electricity' during Britain's cold snap - Telegraph

"The cold weather has been accompanied by high pressure and a lack of wind, which meant that only 0.2pc of a possible 5pc of the UK's energy was generated by wind turbines over the last few days.

Jeremy Nicholson, director of the Energy Intensive Users Group (EIUG), gave warning that this could turn into a crisis when the UK is reliant on 6,400 turbines accounting for a quarter of all UK electricity demand over the next 10 years. "

Climategate: We're winning! – Telegraph Blogs

Oh, I think we've got a long, long way to go.

"The big problem now is not so much winning the intellectual argument but, as Dominic Lawson argues, persuading our political classes to take the blindest bit of notice."


That's the real big problem as they are behind much of this scandal.

» Obama Ally Code Pink Invites Muslim Brotherhood: ‘Join Us In Cleansing Our Country’ - Big Government

"Fresh on the heels of their Hamas-protected trip to Gaza, the so-called feminist, American antiwar group Code Pink, co-founded by top Obama funder Jodie Evans, is running banner advertisements on the English language version of the official Web site of a terrorist sympathizing group, the Muslim Brotherhood, one of which invites the Muslim Brotherhood to “join us in cleansing our country.”

ClimateGate continues: “Follow the money, not the temperature”

Even regarding Coren’s tedious differentiation between climate and weather (yes, yes, we’ve heard this), it seems the restaurant critic missed one of the key emails in the ClimateGate scandal from Kevin Trenberth, head of the Climate Analysis Section at the National Center for Atmospheric Research: “The fact is that we can’t account for the lack of warming at the moment and it is a travesty that we can’t.”

Pachauri in a spot as climategate hits TERI: India Today - Latest Breaking News from India, World, Business, Cricket, Sports, Bollywood.

"Rajendra K. Pachauri, chairman of UN's Nobel Peace Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), had advocated emission reductions at the recently concluded Copenhagen Climate Summit.

But back home in India, he seems to be failing to uphold standards of propriety in his professional dealings."


Read on...

Now tests show the ice ISN'T melting

"Sea water under an East Antarctic ice shelf showed no sign of higher temperatures, first tests showed today.

Despite fears of a thaw linked to global warming that could bring higher world ocean levels, tests conducted on the Fimbul Ice Shelf showed the sea water is still around freezing point."
"

Monday, January 11, 2010

BBC News - Afghans more optimistic for future, survey shows

Nice to see this on the BBC.

Almost half of Britons would oppose mosque being built in their area, finds study | Mail Online

"More than half the population believe Britain is deeply divided along religious lines, according to an official survey.

A majority would also strongly oppose the development of a mosque in their neighbourhood, the research into social attitudes found.

Almost half - 45 per cent - say they do not believe that diversity has brought benefits to the country and that religious diversity has had a negative impact."

In Hasan Case, Superiors Ignored Their Worries

BBC News - Smuggling fuels Gaza's stalled economy

Notice how the BBC frame their report with everything is Israel's fault.

"The day Israel launched its 22-day offensive on Gaza , a year ago, Osama and his family lost most of their $70,000 life savings."


Buried in the article is this.

"The Hamas administration says more than US $100m invested by Gazans was lost in what turned out to be something like a pyramid scheme.

The brokers offered initial returns by paying "from me to you, from you to him and from him to me," explains economy minister Ziad Zaza, "like Madoff in the US".


In case your in doubt about the BBC's anti Israel reporting, there's this.

"And larger items such as fridges, washing machines, cows, motorbikes, disassembled cars, and - according to Israel - weapons are also moved through the tunnels."


Got that? "According to Israel". Palestinian terrorists would never smuggle weapons into Gaza, would they?

Hamas boasts new types of weapons smuggled into Strip

"Hamas on Friday boasted that it had managed to smuggle new types of weapons into the Gaza Strip despite the blockade, and published photographs of some of the arms it allegedly obtained."


Oops!

BBC News - Iraq oil contract goes to Angola's Sonangol

"The deals were awarded in Iraq's second bidding round for oil contracts, held earlier this month. Contracts went to companies including Shell, CNPC and Lukoil."

And here's you thinking the Iraq war was about America and Britain grabbing all of Iraq's oil. Silly you.

Was the Senate leader being racist?

Asks the BBC's Mardell.

Well Mark, let's see: Reid went into panic mode and mounted an apology campaign over the weekend. Reid apologized to Obama and every black American leader he could find. Therefore, it's obvious that Reid himself thought his comments were racist.

Gay Muslims made homeless by family violence

Nice to see the BBC reporting this. But this caught my eye.

"The orders were introduced after ministers dropped plans to make forcing someone to marry a crime."


It's not a crime in Britain to force someone against their will to marry someone else. Britain is insane.

Massachusetts: College Bows to CAIR and Un-bans Islamic Face Veils

I say don't ban the burqa.

Islamic scholars admit that the burqa is not a religious symbol and not even in the Koran. They admit that it is a radical political statement.

If that's the case then the burqa is more like a Nazi uniform. Therefore, by letting them wear "the uniform" we can readily identify the enemy.

What the US knew about Al-Qaeda plot

Obama's epic fail.

Biden's description of Obama draws scrutiny

Flashback: Biden's racist remarks about Obama.

"I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy," Biden said. "I mean, that's a storybook, man."

The Scariest Jobs Chart Ever

Way to go Obama.

"This chart from Calculated Risk shows the decline in jobs as a percentage of the work force at the peak.

To date in this recession, we've lost more than 8 million jobs. The decline as a percentage of the workforce is the worst since the Great Depression, matching the sharp but short drop in 1948, as the war machine wound down.

Equally important, the duration of these job losses, as well as the lack of a sharp recovery (at least so far), suggests that the problem will be with us for a long while. We're now 24 months into this decline, and we're still at the bottom. By this point in most previous recessions, we had already recovered all of the lost jobs."

FOX NEWS Makes More Money Than CNN, MSNBC, And NBC-ABC-And-CBS News Combined

This is revealing.

"Ailes rules not only the news business but politics: If Ailes were a Democrat, James Carville says, the Democrats would control 67 seats in the Senate."


Carville is admitting that the Democrats use news outlets for politcal purposes.

Climate change experts clash over sea-rise ‘apocalypse’ - Times Online

Will 2010 be the year that global warming myths die?

"However, the studies, led by Stefan Rahmstorf, professor of ocean physics at Potsdam, have caused growing concern among other experts. They say his methods are flawed and that the real increase in sea levels by 2100 is likely to be far lower than he predicts.

Jason Lowe, a leading Met Office climate researcher, said: "These predictions of a rise in sea level potentially exceeding 6ft have got a huge amount of attention, but we think such a big rise by 2100 is actually incredibly unlikely. The mathematical approach used to calculate the rise is simplistic and unsatisfactory."

The row comes just weeks after the so-called climategate affair when emails leaked from the University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit revealed how scientists tried to withhold data from public scrutiny. "

AP IMPACT: Toxic metal in kids' jewelry from China - SignOnSanDiego.com

"LOS ANGELES — Barred from using lead in children's jewelry because of its toxicity, some Chinese manufacturers have been substituting the more dangerous heavy metal cadmium in sparkling charm bracelets and shiny pendants being sold throughout the United States, an Associated Press investigation shows.

The most contaminated piece analyzed in lab testing performed for the AP contained a startling 91 percent cadmium by weight. The cadmium content of other contaminated trinkets, all purchased at national and regional chains or franchises, tested at 89 percent, 86 percent and 84 percent by weight. The testing also showed that some items easily shed the heavy metal, raising additional concerns about the levels of exposure to children. "

'Jihad' jitters at Met - Mohammed art gone

"The Metropolitan Museum of Art quietly pulled images of the Prophet Mohammed from its Islamic collection and may not include them in a renovated exhibition area slated to open in 2011, The Post has learned."

The Label Factor: Is Obama a Wimp or a Warrior?

The New York Times asks? Yes, that New York Times.

"It’s not just coming from Republicans (for example, Dick Cheney’s accusation that Mr. Obama is trying to pretend that the country isn’t at war). Now barbs are coming from the center too. This week’s Foreign Policy magazine has a provocative cover: Mr. Obama next to Jimmy Carter with — gasp — an “equals” sign in the middle. New York Times/CBS polling shows that public approval of Mr. Obama’s foreign policy dropped 9 points to 50 percent between last April and November. Leslie H. Gelb, president emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations, wrote on the Daily Beast blog two weeks ago that Mr. Obama needs to toughen up with his adversaries. “He puts far too much store on being the smartest guy in the room,” Mr. Gelb wrote. “He’d do well to remember that Jimmy Carter also rang all the I.Q. bells.”


And look at the disaster he was.

BBC 'to begin website rollback in 2010' - Telegraph

They can't cut enough of the BBC for me.

Immigration system not stopping bogus students, warns leaked memo - Telegraph

"Large numbers of bogus students are slipping in to Britain because the new points-based immigration regime is "significantly weaker" than its predecessor, a leaked Home Office memo has warned. "

Captain Obvious Learns the Limits of Cool

Dowd turns on Obama. Hey, you and the Times annointed him without checking his background.

Top Democrat defends Reid for remarks - Washington Times

Told you they wouldn't condemn him like they do Republicans.

Oliver Stone causes outrage as he suggests Hitler was a 'scapegoat' and says he 'understands Stalin's point of view' | Mail Online

Why does Hollywood love dictators so much?

Could we be in for 30 years of global COOLING? | Mail Online

Al Gore call your office.

Cameron: 'I'll cut immigration by 75 per cent' | Mail Online

Good!

Islamic group abandons anti-war march through Wootton Bassett

"It emerged that Home Secretary Alan Johnson is to use anti-terror laws to ban two organisations run by Mr Choudary.

His group al-Muhajiroun and its offshoot Islam4UK are to be added to a list of 59 banned organisations which includes Al Qaeda and the IRA."


What took them so long?

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Expats out of pocket after Government cuts their benefits - Telegraph

And yet the Govenment pays Polish immigrants for children they leave behind in Poland!

"Yet despite the ruling, the UK Government has stuck with its policy of withholding the payments – prompting a warning from the European Commission that unless Britain falls into line by the end of this month, ministers will be dragged back into court and forced to defend their decisions.

The approach contrasts with the stance taken by the British government on paying benefits to foreigners living in the UK. The Sunday Telegraph revealed last year that in order to comply with European Union rules, Britain is paying child benefit for 37,900 children who have remained behind in Poland while one or both of their parents work in the UK. "

Health and safety experts warn: don't clear icy pavements, you could get sued - Telegraph

Yet leaving it in a dangerous condition means you can't be sued? Is Britain insane?

"Pavements are being left covered in ice because of “ludicrous” laws that put home owners and businesses at risk of being sued if they try to clear them"

Climate change: the true price of the warmists' folly is becoming clear - Telegraph

As in any scandal - follow the money.

"At last, in all directions, we are beginning to see the terrifying cost of that obsession with “global warming” and “green energy” which for nearly 20 years has had all our main political parties in its grip. For years governments, including the EU, have been shovelling millions of pounds into the coffers of “green” lobby groups, such as Friends of the Earth and the WWF, allowing them in return virtually to dictate our energy policy. Not for nothing is a former head of WWF-UK now chairman of the Met Office.

The bills for such follies are coming in thick and fast. Last winter’s abnormal cold pushed Britain’s death rate up to 40,000 above the average, more than the 35,000 deaths across Europe that warmists love to attribute to the heatwave of 2003. Heaven knows what this winter will bring. And remember that the cost of the Climate Change Act alone has been estimated by our Climate Change Secretary Ed Miliband at £18 billion every year until 2050 – a law that only three MPs in this Rotten Parliament dared oppose. Truly have they all gone off their heads. "

Human rights gagged MI5 over Abdulmutallab - Times Online

A terrorist human rights trumps our human right to live? That's how the left see it.

Banning the burqa unveils some nasty traits in us

So claims India Knight writing in the Times.

"This last bit seems perfectly sensible but the headscarf issue raised all sorts of questions — the law is opaquely worded and refers only to “ostentatious” religious symbols: would a Sikh boy in a French state school be required to remove his topknot and cut his hair, for instance? Would a Jewish child not be allowed his yarmulke? Would somebody who was vegetarian on religious grounds be offered no alternative to meaty school lunches? Or was the law just against Muslims, adherents to the second largest religion in France?

I find this whole subject uncomfortable because I don’t really know what I think; I change my mind constantly. I start off, as most people would, from the point of view that everyone should be allowed to wear what they like, regardless of how peculiar it might strike others as being, without being dictated to. "


And yet the answer is as clear as day. Listen to what was said earlier in the article.

“We spoke to religious and secular figures, who all confirmed [the burqa] was not a religious prescription. Wearing the full body veil is about extremists who want to test the republic,” he said. "


Once you know that the burqa is not a religious symbol but an extremist one, then the comparison to Jews and Sikhs is moot. A better comparison would be the burqa to a Nazi uniform. Educate the public to that reality and you can win this argument.

UK Muslim TV channel linked to al-Qaida cleric al-Awlaki | World news | The Observer

"A London-based satellite broadcaster that describes itself as "the voice of authority for Muslims in the UK" has been accused of giving a platform to Anwar al-Awlaki, the extremist cleric with alleged links to al-Qaida and to the man charged with trying to blow up a transatlantic jet on Christmas Day.

The Islam Channel, a free-to-air English-language channel that claims to be "a trustworthy source to the two million-plus population of Muslims in the UK", last year carried adverts for a box set of DVDs of Awlaki's sermons and for at least two events at which the cleric was due to be the star speaker via a video link."


Hey, it's all in the name of multiculturalism.

Dem leader who compared Republicans to slavemasters

... referred to “light-skinned” Obama and “Negro dialect;” Obama accepts apology, praises Reid on “social justice”"

Malkin asks if all those lefties who demonize Republicans for such remarks will go after Reid. Of course they won't. They would have to admit that it is they and not the right that are racists.

Democrat Shea-Porter goes rogue on health reform : Now! Hampshire

"One thing is clear: Unless Sen. Harry Reid and President Barack Obama back down on the excise tax in the health reform bills being merged in a secret conference committee, Democratic Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) will not vote for the final bill, the New York Times reports.

And that’s not the only feature of the final bill Shea-Porter is likely to oppose."


We may see even more defections as Democrats get the message that Americans don't like socialism.

Harry Reid apologizes for “light skinned” remark about Obama.

Glenn has a great roundup of reactions to Reid's "Negro" remarks. If this was a Republican Reid would be finished. As Glenn notes, the Republicans might want him to stay as he is a poster boy for the Democrats failures; as is Obama.

Analysis: Obama's buck-stopping goes only so far - Yahoo! News

"WASHINGTON – He says "the buck stops with me," but nearly a year into office, President Barack Obama is still blaming a lot of the nation's troubles — the economy, terrorism, health care — on George W. Bush."


Read the whole thing.

Mark Steyn: Obama can't say who we're at war with | president, obama, war - Opinion - The Orange County Register

Obama says we are war but fails to say with whom.

"But the president of the United States cannot say that because he is overinvested in a fantasy – that, if only that Texan moron Bush had read Khalid Sheikh Mohammed his Miranda rights and bowed as low as Obama did to the Saudi king, we wouldn't have all these problems. So now Obama says, "We are at war." But he cannot articulate any war aims or strategy because they would conflict with his illusions. And so we will stagger on, playing defense, pulling more and more items out of our luggage – tweezers, shoes, shampoo, snow globes, suppositories – and reacting to every new provocation with greater impositions upon the citizenry.

You can't win by putting octogenarian nuns through full-body scanners."

War march fanatic Anjem Choudary runs secret sharia ¿weddings¿ | Mail Online

So why isn't he arrested? Oh, my bad. Must not offend Muslims you know.

Myleene Klass warned by police after waving 'illegal' kitchen knife at intruders in her garden | Mail Online

It's things like this that are causing the downfall of Britain.

"Myleene Klass has been warned by police that waving a knife at youths who had broken into her garden is illegal.

The 31-year-old presenter had been home alone with two-year-old daughter Ava when she saw the teenagers attempting to break into her garden shed through her kitchen window.

Myleene, who had been 'utterly terrified' according to her spokesperson, immediately called the police but quickly grabbed a kitchen knife to wave at the intruders in an attempt to scare them away.

However, when police arrived at the property in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, they told Myleene that she should not have used the knife because it is still classed as an 'offensive weapon', even if you use it in your own home."


Bullshit!

FOXNews.com - What's Islam? Don't Ask Google

"Enter "Christianity is" and you'll find results that, while offensive, at least indicate common discussions on the Internet. Likewise, type "Judaism is" and Google suggests other, potentially offensive searches such as "Judaism is false" and "Judaism is not a race."

But type "Islam is" into the search engine and Google's auto-results pane mysteriously vanishes, leading some to conclude that Google, whose mantra is "don't be evil," is censoring its search results."


Try it yourself. It works. What cowards the Google folks are.

A few years ago, Obama would have been getting us coffee.

Here again, if a Republican had made such comments the left would be in a riot calling for his head.

"[A]s Hillary bungled Caroline, Bill’s handling of Ted was even worse. The day after Iowa, he phoned Kennedy and pressed for an endorsement, making the case for his wife. But Bill then went on, belittling Obama in a manner that deeply offended Kennedy. Recounting the conversation later to a friend, Teddy fumed that Clinton had said, A few years ago, this guy would have been getting us coffee."


Add this to Reid's Negro quote and ask yourself if the Democrats are racists.

Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment - Yahoo! News

If a Republican had said this, the left would be calling him a card carrying KKK member. Let's see how they react to one of their own making such comments.

Saturday, January 09, 2010

BBC News - Venezuela will slash value of currency, the bolivar

Hugo is ruining his country just like Mugabe but still Hollywood and the left love him.

Top 10 technology highlights of 2009 - Telegraph

Top 10 technology highlights of 2009 - Telegraph

Derwentwater completely frozen over for first time in 10 years | Mail Online

Derwentwater completely frozen over for first time in 10 years | Mail Online

We will hand power to restrain unruly pupils back to the teachers, say Tories | Mail Online

We will hand power to restrain unruly pupils back to the teachers, say Tories | Mail Online

Tories to target bogus colleges with £6,000 bond for foreign students - Times Online

Tories to target bogus colleges with £6,000 bond for foreign students - Times Online

Global Warming 4/4 - Conspiracy Theory - Jesse Ventura

Global Warming 3/4 - Conspiracy Theory - Jesse Ventura

Global Warming 2/4 - Conspiracy Theory - Jesse Ventura

Global Warming 1/4 - Conspiracy Theory - Jesse Ventura

Pro-Obamacare MIT Profesor is on the Federal Payroll

Another Obama promise broken.

Obama clueless on terrorism

Krauthammer has some thoughts.

Shock: Obama Forced to 'Order' Follow-Ups of Terrorist Tips

He has to order them to do their job?

"In a revealing admission, President Barack Obama said today he was directing U.S. intelligence agencies to begin to do something many had assumed they were already doing: "[A]ssigning specific responsibility for investigating all leads on high priority threats so that these leads are pursued and acted upon aggressively."


And these guys want to run health care?

AP hammers Obama administration on jobs

More failure from Obama.

Friday, January 08, 2010

Cuban Doctors Manage to Defect Via Venezuela

Why would they defect? According to the BBC, Cuba is a paradise.

"MIAMI – Around 500 Cuban doctors have defected to the United States while serving on aid missions in Venezuela, according to members of Cuban exile groups in Miami."

“Snowfalls are now just a thing of the past,”

Tim Blair points out some idiotic predictions.

Gitmo "detainees may not even want to be transferred"

Seems no one asked them what they wanted.

"But the final irony is that many of the detainees may not even want to be transferred to Thomson and could conceivably even raise their own legal roadblocks to allow them to stay at Gitmo.

Falkoff notes that many of his clients, while they clearly want to go home, are at least being held under Geneva Convention conditions in Guantánamo. At Thomson, he notes, the plans call for them to be thrown into the equivalent of a "supermax" security prison under near-lockdown conditions.

"As far as our clients are concerned, it's probably preferable for them to remain at Guantánamo," he says. "

My American Friends

A letter from London.

"The first thing I ever heard about Americans was that they all carried guns. Then, when I came across people who’d had direct contact with this ferocious-sounding tribe, I learned that they were actually rather friendly. At university, friends who had traveled in the United States came back with more detailed stories, not just of the friendliness of Americans but also of their hospitality (which, in our quaint English way, was translated into something close to gullibility). When I finally got to America myself, I found that not only were the natives friendly and hospitable, they were also incredibly polite. No one tells you this about Americans, but once you notice it, it becomes one of their defining characteristics, especially when they’re abroad."


No, they don't. What you do get is a steady stream of anti Americanism from the likes of The Guardian, The Independent and false pictures from the BBC.

"America is often portrayed as an ignorant, unsophisticated sort of place, full of bible bashers and ruled to a dangerous extent by trashy television, superstition and religious bigotry, a place lacking in respect for evidence based knowledge. I know that is how it is portrayed because I have done my bit to paint that picture..." BBC's Washington correspondent Justin Webb

BBC's Matt Frei clueless about terrorism

Like most in the left wing media, the BBC's Matt Frei is clueless when it comes to Islamic terrorism.

For starters, Frei never mentions Islam once in his report! For Matt, it's as if Islam has nothing to do with terrorism. It's nice to see Matt and the BBC finally admitting that poverty has nothing to do with terrorism. But, they still refuse to acknowledge Islam's role in terrorism. Listen to his description of the underpants bomber.

"Much of the reporting has been focussed on his sojourn in Yemen, the mosque he attended there, the al-Quaeda contacts he made in Sanaa."


But, he was radicalized in a mosque in Britain - mosque being the key both here and in Yemen - Islamic mosques. Get it Matt?

BBC's Mark Mardell isn't buying it

Mark isn't buying it that "...after last year's election people are flooding back to the conservative cause."

Well, what do you expect from the BBC? There's just one problem Mark, Conservatives Finish 2009 as No. 1 Ideological Group

"The rather abrupt three-point increase between 2008 and 2009 in the percentage of Americans calling themselves conservative is largely owing to an increase -- from 30% to 35% -- in the percentage of political independents adopting the label. Over the same period, there was only a slight increase in professed conservatism among Republicans (from 70% to 71%) and no change among Democrats (at 21%)."


Do BBC reporters in America have a clue as to what's going on? Apparently not. This made my head spin.

"The President's intention to focus on jobs and the economy this year is well known, but there are at least a couple of problems."


Well known by whom? And how's that focus working out Mark?

"There are no new measures in the pipeline, no new narrative to tell."


Oh. That might be because the President's focus wasn't and isn't on jobs and the economy, it's on the elephant in the room Mark failed to mention - health care.

3D TVs on sale in UK by April

Cool, but you still have to wear the glasses.

The church fights back against Islamification

Well, some in the church.

Unfortunately the current leader seems to favor Sharia law in Britain.

CNN calls Obama a liar and Democrats are crap - video

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Obama: Year One of a President at War with Reality

Or, Obama's epic fail.

Krauthammer's Take

from last night.

France to ban psychological violence' within marriage

Will this apply to Muslims in France?

The West Is Choked by Fear

Thanks to the left.

Obama's "Spin Factory Goes Haywire"

Can Obama get any more incompetent?

Fearing defeat Democrats begin quitting

Senators Chris Dodd and Byron Dorgan begin exodus. I expect we will see more of this and some more defections before it's over.

Way to go Obama.

Update: ABC News: Democrats are Dropping Like Flies

"ABC News’ David Chalian Reports: Democratic Gov. Bill Ritter of Colorado, who was in for a tough reelection fight this year, canceled a scheduled fundraiser this evening and has decided not to seek reelection, according to Democratic sources familiar with the governor’s plans."


Not so much flies as rats off a sinking ship.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Monday, January 04, 2010

Obama's terrorist condundrum

Obama called the Christmas airline terrorists a "suspect" who "allegedly" tried to kill 300 Americans and thus offered him all the protection of the US Constitution and courts. Yet, Obama blows up over 25 "suspected" terrorist every month without due process.

"The CIA has consistently declined to acknowledge any participation in the ongoing campaign of airstrikes that killed more than 300 people in the past 12 months. "


Why the two sets of rules Barry? Are we at war, which allows the implementation of emergency powers, or are we not at war? Which is it?

Americans already know the answer.

Where are young Muslims radicalized?

Far too many in British schools it would seem.

Is Tom Hayden a racist?

Well, he is questioning the "One" and according to the left that makes him a racist.

Hayden writes "It's time to strip the Obama sticker off my car." Hey Tom, you could call for his impeachment.

On the other hand, perhaps Tom is just one of those "Critics of Obama 'Un-American' and 'Traitorous'".

half of U.S. voters say America is not safer under Obama

They were warned before they elected this clown.

Number of Democrats Falls to New Low

Like rats leaving a sinking ship.

"In December, the number of Americans identifying themselves as Democrats fell to the lowest level recorded in more than seven years of monthly tracking by Rasmussen Reports. "


They don't want to be associated with Obama.

UK - protest to stop Islamic extremist march

Glad to see Britain showing some backbone.

Pakistan attack toll nears 100

More Muslims killing Muslims. Where's the outrage from the religion of peace?

Global wamring? What global warming?

From Drudge

East Coast Faces Deep Freeze; Florida Oranges Threatened...

CHILL MAP...

Iowa temps 'a solid 30 degrees below normal'...

Peru's mountain people 'face extinction because of cold conditions'...

Beijing -- coldest in 40 years...

World copes with Arctic weather...

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