Monday, 29 July 2013

Pope: "Who am I to judge gay people?"

Francis the First came out with this amazing remark while on his first overseas visit as pontiff, to Brazil.

Perhaps he has taken to heart the Biblical injunction [Matthew 7.1] "Judge not least ye be judged."

But still, he is the boss of half a million ordained priests and the spiritual leader of a billion Catholics worldwide, surely he should have some sort of opinion on gay people? What is the point of a church if it does not have opinions?

Friday, 26 July 2013

GDP growth 0.6%

Apparently the UK is back on the road to growth with GDP rising at an impressive 0.6% quarter on quarter.

We have a £1.4 trillion economy so in the last three months UK PLC has grown by 8.4 billion pounds.

The only trouble is the government has borrowed about 35 billion pounds over the same time period. This is money that has been borrowed and injected into the economy to pay for government spending. And the economy did not even grow by the amount spent!

Clearly there is an underlying collapse of economic activity. Without the government bung the economy would have shrunk by more than 5%.

This is unsustainable. The government cannot keep borrowing forever.

Monday, 22 July 2013

Olympic athletes on the run

Last year seventy thousand athletes and officials came to London for the Olympics, but seventy thousand did not go home again. No one really knows how many stayed on - they were not checked out in any systematic manner but now the government has received asylum requests from 79 of them and many others have simply walked off into the London ethnic morass.

Officials have refused to give a full breakdown of the asylum seekers’ nationalities because, they claimed, it risked identifying them, but it is thought the vast majority are African.

This blog reckons the sprinters will be particularly hard to catch.

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Nelson Mandela, 95 today

Happy Birthday Nelson! Or should we call you "Madiba" now that you don't really like your fine old English war-hero name? Ninety-five years? That's pretty impressive. The Robbin island prison regime must have been good for you after all.

Nelson has lived so long that some of his children have died of old-age. Which does raise the question: how many children does he have? Well, officially six, but since he couldn't keep it zipped the real number is likely much higher and the chances are even he doesn't know.

Another question that might come to mind is: how many people has he killed with his bombings and shootings (quite a lot of the victims, it must be admitted, ANC members.) Our Nelson co-founded and was leader of "MK" - the Spear of the Nation - which could be called the Provisional Wing of the ANC. The blood of hundreds of people is on his hands. You didn't think he was sent to jail for 27 years for being a nice guy, did you? His ex-wife Winnie is also not adverse to the occasional killing - we all remember 14-year-old Stompie Moeketsi, don't we? Abducted on Winnie's orders and later found with his throat slit. And he was not the only one.

So murder is a bit of a family business. But hey, you can't make an omelet without breaking eggs. And look how nice South Africa is now!

Channel 4 dhimmitude

In "honour" of Ramadan, Channel 4 is now broadcasting the Muslim call to prayer morning and night, and giving the prayer times during the weather reports, right after the pollen counts.

Drummer Lee Rigby is barely cold in his grave and Ch4 is endorsing the religion in whose name he was killed. Of course, they are just attention-seeking really. They want to be controversial and "cutting edge" and get talked about. So probably we should just ignore this next step in the Islamification of the UK. But let us not forget that Channel 4 is a British government-owned TV broadcaster just as much as the BBC.

Islam is not (yet) the official religion of the UK. Ch4 has no business supporting it in this way. The fact they are doing it out of contrariness rather than genuine appreciation of the religion (a fact muslims should find insulting, btw) is only of minor mitigation. Tax-payers' money should not be spent in this way.

Monday, 15 July 2013

Bradley Manning vs Edward Snowden

Manning is currently in US military custody and on trial for leaking about a half a million classified documents to Wikileaks. Snowden leaked to the Guardian newspaper details of various intelligence gathering programs and is currently stuck in a transit area of Sheremetevo, one of Moscow's three international airports.

So what is the big difference between the two?

Well one is slightly more at liberty than the other but the big difference is that Manning had SECRET clearance while Snowden had TOP SECRET clearance. Both have stashed encrypted DVDs containing stolen documents yet to be made public, but Snowden's "insurance policy" is likely to be far more effective than Manning's.

Manning had quantity and Snowden has quality.

Monday, 8 July 2013

Emma West, end game

Tram Lady Emma West has reached the end of her ordeal. In a negotiated settlement she pleaded guilty and was given a minimal sentence "bound over to keep the peace", and a mental health treatment order.

There is a good write-up here.

Of course she was outrageously persecuted by the authorities who never dared actually try her - she was persuaded to plead guilty eventually.

Will we see any of the blacks who have mouthed off on public transport in the same way in court? Probably not.