23 December 2010

On holidays.....

That’s it for me until around 17 January next year. Thanks for visiting my blog this past year and I hope you'll return in 2011. Merry Christmas and a peaceful New Year to all....LL

22 December 2010

A day at the beach in Tel Aviv

Watch the video below from Tel Aviv, but before you do, have a good look at the picture below. Keep this visual in mind as you watch the video and then like me, praise whom ever you need to praise that our women don't look or live like the ones in the picture - nameless, faceless clones, sucking the joy out of life and scaring small children. Heck, I'm even scared of them and I'm a grown up.



21 December 2010

Merkel urges Germans: stand up for Christian values

Not sure what's happened to old Ange, but she's come alive! Not only has she recently admitted that multi-culturalism has "utterly failed" but she's now calling for Germans to stand up for Christian values! Go Ange. For us to survive as a people, we need to preserve our Judeo-Christian values and we need to stand by them and maybe the Germans have realised that their days are numbered by pandering to the multicultural myth.


Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Germans debating Muslim integration to stand up more for Christian values, saying Monday the country suffered not from "too much Islam" but "too little Christianity."

Addressing her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party, she said she took the current public debate in Germany on Islam and immigration very seriously. As part of this debate, she said last month that multiculturalism there had utterly failed.

Some of her conservative allies have gone further, calling for an end to immigration from "foreign cultures" -- a reference to Muslim countries like Turkey -- and more pressure on immigrants to integrate into German society.

Merkel told the CDU annual conference in Karlsruhe that the debate about immigration "especially by those of the Muslim faith" was an opportunity for the ruling party to stand up confidently for its convictions.

"We don't have too much Islam, we have too little Christianity. We have too few discussions about the Christian view of mankind," she said to applause from the hall.

Germany needs more public discussion "about the values that guide us (and) about our Judeo-Christian tradition," she said. "We have to stress this again with confidence, then we will also be able to bring about cohesion in our society."

References to the CDU's Christian roots and "Christian view of mankind" are standard in party convention speeches, but the phrases have become more frequent in recent months as Germany has been gripped by a heated debate over Islam and immigration.

DEFINING CULTURAL IDENTITY

The debate began last summer when former Bundesbank board member Thilo Sarrazin published a bestselling book arguing that Muslim immigrants were simple-minded welfare spongers who threatened the country's economy and its long-term future.

President Christian Wulff, a Christian Democrat, fueled the controversy last month by saying Islam "belongs to Germany" because of the four million Muslims who now live there.

Merkel has sharpened her rhetoric on immigration in recent weeks while avoiding the toughest tones coming from the CDU's Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union (CSU).

But her party looks set to pass a resolution Tuesday stressing that German culture has Judeo-Christian roots, an idea that critics say aims to marginalize Islam.

The resolution says Germany's cultural identity is based on the "Christian-Jewish tradition," ancient and Enlightenment philosophy and the nation's historical experience.

"We expect that those who come here respect them and recognize them, while keeping their personal identity," it says.

The term "cultural identity" (Leitkultur) is the CDU's answer to multicultural policies favored by the left-wing opposition, especially the Greens, which Merkel said has failed.

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Ailing Greece Struggles with an Influx of Illegal Migrants

My heartstrings were really pulled reading this story....not. I suppose TIME has to put the human into the story so that we can feel for these "refugees". All Rasha wants is "Job, food, house"! Me too! As you will read, most of these economic refugees use Greece as their springboard to better, brighter, countries - the ones with generous benefits are their target (I'm still trying to figure out why...). I might feel some compassion if it weren't tragic. Here we have these "refugees", who have made it their life goal to invade another country and make their problem someone else's. According to the UN, there are approximately 10million refugees in the world - when will this problem ever be resolved? Never - as long as countries keep allowing these people into their countries. Sometimes you have to be cruel to be kind. These people should stay in their own countries and make them a better place - instead they cherry pick which new host they can be a parasite to. It's any wonder there are Somali's left in that country at the rate that they are exporting their problem population all over the world - bringing their wonderful, corrupt culture with them. Then the bleeding hearts wonder why there's a huge swing to the right....you can fool some of the people some of the time, but not all of the people all of the time. 

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A group of African men who arrived on La Gomera in Spain's Canary Islands waits to be transferred to an official detention center. Africans wash up on the Canary Islands at a rate of two to three boatloads a day.
 Rasha had a simple dream when she left Gaza's al-Shati camp a month ago. "Job, food, house," she says. "Or at least hope for this." Europe, she had heard, was full of hope. So Rasha, 25, and her husband Ali, 31, sold their belongings and borrowed from friends and relatives to pay a smuggler nearly $2,000 to help them and their 4-month-old son Yusef get there. One November night, they crossed the Evros River that marks the land border between Greece and Turkey. At dawn, Greek police found them at a dilapidated train station and sent them to the Fylakio detention center near the northeastern Greek city of Orestiada.

After three days at the center, which Rasha says was so crowded with migrants that she couldn't see the floor, the family got out. Now they're outside Fylakio waiting to board a bus bound for Athens, where they know no one. "I am hoping," says Rasha, as Ali holds their exhausted son. "And I am so happy."

Considering the rise in migrants traveling to Greece, and the poverty and bureaucracy that keeps them stuck there, Rasha's optimism might soon disintegrate. So far this year, more than 90% of illegal migrants to Europe have entered through Greece, according to Frontex, the E.U.'s border-patrol agency. Until recently, Italy, France and Spain were the most popular entry points for illegal immigration into the continent. But increased coast-guard patrols in the past couple of years have blocked routes by sea, forcing migrants to find a new way in. "Smugglers were being arrested, prosecuted and imprisoned, so criminal networks shifted their route to this area around Orestiada," says Frontex spokesman Michal Parzyszek.

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A migrant worker leaves the silo where he sleeps in a former oil factory in the southern Italian town of Rosarno. All of the migrants were recently moved from the town after violent clashes with local residents.
 Alarmed by the sudden influx of illegal migrants pouring into Greece, the E.U. sent Frontex forces to Orestiada in November to help Greek police patrol an especially troublesome eight-mile (13 km) section of the 128-mile (200 km) land border between Greece and Turkey. Some 31,400 people crossed just that portion of the border in the first nine months of 2010 — more than the number of illegal crossings through all of the Canary Islands in 2006, a peak year for immigration to Spain.

Frontex says almost half of the migrants say they're Afghans, who pay smugglers around $3,000 to help them escape a country where per capita income is only $900. But for Jamir Khan, 22, it wasn't money that sent him to Greece — it was war. The skinny, tough car mechanic from Laghman province in eastern Afghanistan — a place he describes as "all fight, all the time" — learned his trade in Manchester, England, where he lived illegally for a few months about four years ago.

Then police raided the house he was sleeping in and deported him. "I told them, 'Give me a chance! I'm not a Talib! I am working!'" he tells TIME. "I told them I was going to come back." True to his word, he arrived at the Fylakio detention center in mid-November after his family took out loans to pay a smuggler $3,000. He's broke, so he's walking nearly 600 miles to Athens.

The journey to Orestiada is not without its dangers. Scores have died crossing the border from Turkey over the years, many while trying to get to the other side of the Evros River. According to Frontex, at least 44 migrants have drowned there this year. That's nearly twice as many as the number that died last year, says Mehmet Serif Damadoglou, the mufti of the mixed Christian and Muslim prefecture of Evros. He buries the dead in a makeshift cemetery on a hill near his village of Sidero.
Surrounded by 140 small mounds of dirt, each marking a grave, Damadoglou recalls meeting the distraught parents of a 16-year-old Somali girl who drowned in the Evros this summer. He remembers how the mother hugged the earth that held her daughter's body. "They could not swim, but they were trying to because their small inflatable boat overturned. The last time [the mother] saw her daughter, she heard someone yell, 'Help! Help!' and then the river took the girl away," Damadoglou says, sighing. "They came here to visit her and pray." He says he cringed when they told him they were heading to Athens to find jobs. "It's very hard in Athens, because right now even the Greeks don't have work," he says. "Migrants can fall into an abyss there and never get out."

Though most migrants go to Europe through Greece with the hopes of traveling on to countries like Sweden or Britain, where jobs and benefits are more plentiful, many run out of money and find themselves trapped in Athens. That's what happened to Tahar Zarouk, a 33-year-old Tunisian from the southeastern city of Medenine. He subsists on a free daily meal of soup, salad and bread prepared by the capital's Greek, Anglican and African churches. The food is distributed in a drab courtyard on Sophocleous Street, a drag in central Athens infested with drug dealers. He sleeps in a nearby alley and says he's been beaten up several times by anti-immigrant thugs. Standing in a food line on a damp December day, Zarouk says he's desperate to work. "Every day, Greeks tell me to leave," he says. "But I have no money. Where am I supposed to go?"

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An Afghan migrant walks by a makeshift camp in the Greek port town of Patras.
Others wait in Athens for asylum that will likely never come. The U.N. says Greece has more than 52,000 asylum requests waiting to be processed. Only 0.3% of those applications are granted, compared with an average of 31% in Britain, France, Germany and Sweden, the U.N. says.

Jobless and often homeless, migrants face increasing hostility from Greeks despairing over the country's rising unemployment. Supporters of the far-right, anti-immigrant group Chrysi Avgi (Golden Dawn) regularly trawl through some central Athens neighborhoods brandishing clubs and beating up homeless migrants. In a troubling sign that relations between Greeks and migrants are souring further, Athenians elected Chrysi Avgi's president to the city's municipal council in October. "It's disillusioning for them, to see the Europe of their dreams be like this," says Father Jimoh Adebayo, a Nigerian minister who helps at the food line on Sophocleous Street. "They have sold everything back home and they see that here, there is nothing." Adebayo says he sees more people in the food line every week, including Greeks who have lost homes or jobs.

But Rasha knows none of this as she's leaving the Fylakio detention center and boarding the bus to Athens with about 80 other migrants. The Greek bus driver wears rubber gloves to handle their tickets; the seats are covered in plastic wrap. Tickets cost 60 euros, or $80, each, but Rasha can pay — she stashed euros left over after paying the smuggler in a money belt she wore under three layers of clothing. "Ali and I will have jobs, maybe at a shop, and we will have a little house, and the baby can sleep," she says. As the bus pulls away, Rasha waves through a window. She's the only one smiling.

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The Greek Coast Guard stops an inflatable boat packed with migrants at the maritime border between Greece and Turkey near the Greek island of Agathonissi. The island has been overwhelmed by migrants, some of whom sleep outdoors and beg for food on the streets.
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PISA Scores Show Demography Is Destiny In Education Too—But Washington Doesn’t Want You To Know

A lengthy post but interesting. Below is a breakdown of the three-yearly OECD's PISA results by country and some by race. What the author is trying to illustrate is what no one wants to admit -that race actually plays a big part in the intelligence of countries. For example, New Zealand whites scored 541 on reading in 2009, 16 points above American whites. But the Kiwis’ national scores are dragged down somewhat by the indigenous Maori and by Pacific Islander immigrants, who do more for the current competitiveness of New Zealand’s national rugby team than for the future competitiveness of its 21st Century economy. Finland is also a conundrum - except when you realise that they haven't fallen for the multi-cultural myth that other countries have (yet). But then you don't have to tell us that - we see it in our daily lives...

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Every three years, the Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development [OECD], the rich country’s club, announces the results of its Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). These are tests of school achievement for 15-year-olds in the 34 OECD countries, plus 31 other countries or regions.

And, following the announcement, there is always wailing and gnashing of teeth about how the U.S. is doomed by the failures of the U.S. educational system relative to the rest of the world.

This time, for example, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan declared: "This is an absolute wake-up call for America. … we have to deal with the brutal truth. We have to get much more serious about investing in education." (Investing = spending more on teacher salaries).

Similarly, Chester Finn in the Wall Street Journal compared the release of the latest test scores to 1957, when the Soviet Union shocked the U.S. by putting Sputnik into orbit.

And the New York Times headlined Top Test Scores from Shanghai Stun Educators.
I wasn’t stunned. But then I’m not an educator.

It took me two days of looking through the voluminous PISA results to create the simple graph below. It shows what the Great and Good don’t want you to know about the 2009 PISA results: When broken down by ethnicity, American students did reasonably well compared to the countries from which their ancestors came.

In this chart, I’ve depicted American ethnic groups in red to show where they fall relative to other countries, which are colored to reflect their dominant populations.


As my chart shows:

  • Asian Americans outscored every Asian country, and lost out only to the city of Shanghai, China’s financial capital.
  • White Americans students outperformed the national average in every one of the 37 historically white countries tested, except Finland (which is, perhaps not coincidentally, an immigration restrictionist nation where whites make up about 99 percent of the population).
  • Hispanic Americans beat all eight Latin American countries.
  • African Americans would likely have outscored any sub-Saharan country, if any had bothered to compete. The closest thing to a black country out of PISA’s 65 participants is the fairly prosperous oil-refining Caribbean country of Trinidad and Tobago, which is roughly evenly divided between blacks and South Asians. African Americans outscored Trinidadians by 25 points.
Here’s my bar chart of American scores by ethnicity. Interestingly, American Hispanics did significantly better in reading in 2009 than they had done in science in 2006 and in math in 2003.


Why does my second graph have to compare reading scores from 2009 to science scores from 2006 and math scores from 2003?
 
Because PISA and the U.S. government apparently conspire to keep the ethnic breakdowns of American scores a secret, except for whichever subject is the main theme of that year’s PISA (reading in 2009, science in 2006, and math in 2003). Thus the only American scores broken down by ethnicity yet released for 2009 were for reading.
 
Yet all three subjects are tested each year, and scores for all subjects are released in mind-numbing detail cross-tabbed for every conceivable factor … except race.
 
Considering the hundreds of pages of data PISA releases on its website on all three tests for 2009, it’s ludicrous (yet unsurprising) that PISA won’t publish the ethnic breakdowns it has collected. The words "Hispanic" or "Latino" don’t appear anywhere in the otherwise endless PISA 2009 data.
 
Instead, PISA conveyed the ethnic data confidentially to the U.S. governmentwhich then released the racial breakdowns for just the reading test on its National Center for Educational Statistics website (PDF).
 
The goal of this byzantine process is evidently to make it more inconvenient for crass outsiders and possible critics to grasp the patterns underlying the scores.
 
Where’s WikiLeaks when you really need it?
 
A few caveats about the strong performance of the U.S.:
  • First: in 2009, the U.S. did slightly better in reading than in science, and moderately better in science than in math. So, my top graph, showing the 2009 reading results, puts America’s best foot forward in what ought to be a three-legged race. But of course I can’t show you PISA scores by ethnicity for 2009 in science and math because they are, apparently, federal secrets.
  • Second: my top chart does not offer a true apples-to-apples comparison of whites in America to whites in other traditionally white countries. For example, New Zealand whites scored 541 on reading in 2009, 16 points above American whites. But the Kiwis’ national scores are dragged down somewhat by the indigenous Maori and by Pacific Islander immigrants, who do more for the current competitiveness of New Zealand’s national rugby team than for the future competitiveness of its 21st Century economy.
(By the way, unlike Arne Duncan’s Department of Education, New Zealand’s Ministry of Education has released its 2009 scores by ethnicity not just for reading, but also for math—Kiwi whites averaged an impressive 537 in 2009—and science—an excellent 555. This is how we can conclude that responsibility for stonewalling the release of two-thirds of American scores by race is the choice of the U.S. government, rather than of PISA. This suggests that a citizen might be able to use the Freedom of Information Act to compel the Department of Education to release all the PISA data by ethnicity. Or maybe some newly-elected Tea Party congressman can make an issue of it.)

  • Third: America pays royally for the results we do get. We spend more per student than any country in the world, other than Luxembourg, a small, rich tax haven. We spend about fifty percent more per student than Finland does.
What about China and India?

Rich, bustling Shanghai is not likely to be representative of China as a whole. Yet, Shanghai might not be the highest scoring part of China, either. Traditionally, the top scorers on the Imperial mandarin exams as well as on the current national college admission test tend to come from farther to the southeast, especially from Fujian province on the coast across from Taiwan. The Fujianese are the central component of the Overseas Chinese who dominate the economies of Southeast Asia.

The other gigacountry, India, is often lumped with China by American pundits like Tom Friedman. India certainly has a large number of highly intelligent people, but major questions remain about the Indian masses. India has never participated in PISA.

However, a version of the similar TIMSS international math test was given to a sample of Indian students in the states of Orissa and Rajasthan, as reported in a 2009 paper by Jishnu Das of the World Bank and Tristan Zajonc of Harvard, India Shining and Bharat Drowning: Comparing Two Indian States to the Worldwide Distribution in Mathematics Achievement. On average, the Indians performed poorly: "These two states fall below 43 of the 51 countries for which data exist." Note, though, that India was the second-most internally unequal country on TIMSS, behind only South Africa.

Finally, what about Finland, which always does very well on PISA? (Although Finland only scored above average when it participated in TIMSS in 1999.)

Finns tend to be both patriotic and public spirited, so it might not be hard to talk most Finnish teens into giving a solid effort on a two-hour PISA test by rationally explaining to them how that would be good for everybody.

Or, maybe Finns, who rank with Icelanders as the most northerly advanced culture on Earth, really are smarter (although IQ tests suggest they are about average for Western Europeans).

Of course, one obvious factor contributing to Finland’s high national scores: Finland benefits from not having its scores undermined by immigrants from low-scoring cultures. (Yet).

And maybe Finnish schools are better. But it’s noteworthy that American education reporters who have taken junkets to Finland since the PISA tests began a decade ago report back that Finnish schools are the laidback opposite of the pressure cooker cram schools popular in the Northeast Asian countries that score similarly to Finland.

It may be that, enjoying a non-diverse population, Finnish educators have been able to fine-tune their system to meet the particular needs of Finnish students.

That would be a major contrast to the United States. Here, the needs of low-scoring black and Hispanic students obsess educators and pundits and inspire a great deal of double-think and mendacity. But no-one has any idea what to do about it, especially in the one-size-fits-all culture of the government school industry.

Bottom line: Keeping the U.S. globally competitive turns out to depend less upon our endlessly-discussed need to "fix the schools “and more upon the need to "fix the demographic trends".

But this topic currently unmentionable in public debate and, for many in public life, literally unthinkable.

It might even lead to Americans doing something about immigration policy.

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67 Percent of Marine Combat Forces Say Putting Homosexuals in Their Units Will Hurt Their Effectiveness in the Field, Says DOD Report

The big elephant in the room and what no ones seems to focus on, is that the person responsible for the leaks to Wikileaks, Bradley Manning, served as a US Army intelligence analyst, and became depressed after a break-up with his homosexual companion. So, what does he do? He decides to show just how unintelligent the US military intelligence is! Just what was so offensive with the DADT policy?? And as Gen. James Amos says: "The forces that wear this uniform, that are in the middle of what I call the real deal, came back and told their commandant of the Marine Corps they have concerns,". Those are the people who should be deciding if the military is ready for openly gay troops - not some politician who made an election promise and who has never fought a day as a soldier. The Anointed One must be laughing in his cups together with his pals in Cuba, Venezuela, Russia, China.....And so the social engineering of the US military begins.

Don T Ask Don T Tell

66.5 percent of U.S. Marine combat forces surveyed by a special Defense Department working group said that putting homosexuals in their units would hurt their effectiveness in the field, and 47.8 percent of Marines in combat units specifically said putting homosexuals in their units would hurt their effectiveness “in an intense combat situation.”

The U.S. Congress voted last week to repeal the law—commonly known as Don’t Ask, Don’ Tell—that barred homosexuals from serving in the military.

Earlier this year, after President Barack Obama said in his 2010 State of the Union Address that he wanted to end the ban on homosexuals in the military, Defense Secretary Robert Gates put together a special working group to begin making plans for integrating homosexuals into the Armed Forces if Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell were in fact repealed.

The working group secured the services of Westat Corporation, a polling company, to survey more than 115,000 active duty service members on their attitudes and views about integrating homosexuals into the military. Among those surveyed by Westat were 989 men serving in Marine combat units.

Last week, before Congress voted to lift the ban on homosexuals in the military, Gen. James Amos, the commandant of the Marines, told reporters that he opposed lifting the ban because of what he had heard from Marines about it.

"The forces that wear this uniform, that are in the middle of what I call the real deal, came back and told their commandant of the Marine Corps they have concerns," Gen. Amos told the reporters. "That's all I need. I don't need a staff study. I don't need to hire three PhDs to tell me what to interpret it," he said. "If they have concerns, I do, too. It's as simple as that."

Gen. Amos said the distraction of having homosexuals in the ranks could cost Marines their lives. “Mistakes and inattention or distractions cost Marines lives. That’s the currency of this fight,” said Gen. Amos. “I don’t want to lose any Marines to the distraction. I don’t want to have any Marines that I’m visiting at Bethesda [National Naval Medical Center] with no legs be the result of any type of distraction.”

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Muslim pupil offended by the word 'ham' in class

Ham ham ham ham, glorious ham, wonderful ham! It’s astonishing how the word ‘ham’ or the smell of bacon cooking in the deli down the street offends them, but beheadings and bombings are just fine! In any case, I wonder when the penny will drop to this Muslim family that there are non-Muslim people living in Spain? Dear Offended Muslim Family - what about the ham in hamas? BTW - I'm having Ham for Christmas Day - can't wait!!



The parents of a Muslim boy who attends a secondary school in La Línea, Cádiz province, have reported their son’s teacher for an incident in the boy’s geography class which the child said caused him offence as a Muslim.

The teacher, José Reyes Fernández, with more than 20 years in the profession, was explaining to the class how the cold climate in Trevélez, Granada province, aided in the curing of the village’s most famous local product, jamón serrano. The boy told his teacher that hearing the word ‘ham’ in class was offensive to him because of his religion and asked his geography teacher to stop referring to the product which caused him offence.

El Mundo newspaper reports that the boy’s parents then reported the teacher to both the National Police and to the courts. They placed a denuncia against the teacher for psychological ill-treatment in the context of xenophobia and racism.

It’s understood that an internal investigation is also underway by the education authority in Cádiz province, although the regional government, The Junta de Andalucía, has said that it supports the teacher as the complaint is ‘out of place’.

The government’s Minister for Presidency, Ramón Jáuregi, was questioned on the incident in an interview on Onda Cero radio this Monday morning. He described the denuncia as ‘unfounded’ and said there was no hope of it going any further.

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Christmas trees 'make non-Christians feel excluded'

This is the kind of research that the Canadian tax payer pays for - for some idiot named Michael Schmitt to inform us stupid, gullible people (through legitimate research involving a whole 134 people), that it would be better for everyone if Christmas would be toned down as non-Christians feel less self assured when there's Christmas tree in the room. Wow! A tree covered with lights, tinsel and decorations is so “threatening” especially if we “really do value respecting and including diversity”. Hey Michael - in your honor I've posted a huge picture of a scary Christmas tree - hope you don't feel too intimidated by it. Sorry to disappoint you but I won't be rushing out to take my tree down at home - we love intimidating those pesky non-believers.


Researchers at Simon Fraser University in Canada, found non-Christians feel less self-assured and have fewer positive feelings if a Christmas tree was in the room.

The scientists conducted the study using 77 Christians and 57 non-believers, including Buddhists and Sikhs.

The participants did not know the survey was about Christmas, and were asked to fill in questions about themselves both when a 12-inch Christmas tree was in the room and when it was not.

"Non-celebrators" reported fewer positive feelings and less self-assurance in the Christmas room. Christians were mostly cheered by the tree.

Christians, however, did report feeling more guilt when a tree was in the room, which, claim the researchers, suggests the holidays can be stressful.

Michael Schmitt, a social psychologist behind the research, decided to carry out the study after controversy over whether Christmas should be celebrated in public in case it offends non-Christians.

He said: "Simply having this 12-inch Christmas tree in the room with them made them feel less included in the university as a whole, which to me is a pretty powerful effect from one 12-inch Christmas tree in one psychology lab.

"I don't think it's really going to undermine anyone's experience of Christmas to tone it down.

"We're not suggesting 'no Christmas' or 'no Christmas displays at all,' but in contexts where we really do value respecting and including diversity in terms of religion, the safest option is not to have these kinds of displays.

"I understand why it might feel threatening to people.

"But I think if people do care about making a whole range of different kinds of people feel included and respected, then we can make some small changes that would go a long way toward creating a more multicultural or inclusive society."

The researchers published their results in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.

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Black teens assault pregnant White teen after stealing her iPod.

This is actually quite painful to watch. How these two kids - especially the male - kept their cool I'll never know. I guess they're used to being assaulted by blacks; or they're used to what a group of black female teenagers are capable of. In any case - were it me subjected to such a prolonged assault I would probably be in jail, serving time for assault with the intent to do grievous bodily harm. It's not quite clear in the beginning of the video, but you can see how a young white girl is seated listening to her iPod when a group of black "ladies" board the bus and one of them steals her iPod in broad daylight. Problems break-out when she asks for it back....oh the joys of diversity.





20 December 2010

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South Africa: China gets Eastern Cape fruit farm

Bizarre! Here we have the South African government allowing the Chinese to farm the country's lands. This after the white farmers have been bashed over the head (literally and figuratively) about the land rights of the blacks and how this land should be returned to the blacks. Not only do the Chinese get to farm the land, but the money will leave South Africa to go to China as the produce will be sold in the USA! Want to take bets how long before the Chinese start taking over South African farms vacated by murdered white farmers? All South Africans bow down to your new Commie masters. I guess the Chinese are entitled to the land above the whites who used blood, sweat and tears to start the farms nearly 400 years ago. Another brilliant move by the ANChina.

"Eastern Cape's abundant agricultural land has seen China survey the province for farming business opportunities to supplement its scarce land resources," spokeswoman Ikhona Mvaphantsi said in a statement.

The Yebo Africa Trading Hall (ATH) in Shangai, China, had entered into an agreement with the Alfred Nzo district municipality to use land in the area for pomelo citrus fruit cultivation.
The ATH is an entity formed by Chinese businessmen to facilitate trade between Africa and China and was set to open its doors for trade in March 2011.

Alfred Nzo Development Agency chief executive officer Nandipa Bam said local farmers would benefit from the agreement.

"We are looking at 500 hectares minimum, and since each farmer has about 10 hectares about 50 farmers will benefit directly. The project will bring job creation from primary production and spin-offs in packing, transportation and skills development," he was quoted as saying.

The fruit would be sold in the United States.

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The Red Cross bans Christmas

I would even go so far as to say that the Red Cross is becoming a lefty bleeding heart organisation. Anyone who is so sensitive as to ban Christmas from their fund-raising shops is seriously on the path to Socialism. Just who supports the Red Cross? It's the people from western societies who heed their call for support - support which then goes to fund predominantly refugees these days. Needless to say I avoid them and would rather support the Salvation army - who do a lot more good for the community as a whole. This is just getting ridiculous.



Christmas has been banned by the Red Cross from its 430 fund-raising shops.


Staff have been ordered to take down decorations and to remove any other signs of the Christian festival because they could offend Moslems.

The charity's politically-correct move triggered an avalanche of criticism and mockery last night - from Christians and Moslems.

Christine Banks, a volunteer at a Red Cross shop in New Romney, Kent, said: 'We put up a nativity scene in the window and were told to take it out. It seems we can't have anything that means Christmas. We're allowed to have some tinsel but that's it.

'When we send cards they have to say season's greetings or best wishes. They must not be linked directly to Christmas.

'When we asked we were told it is because we must not upset Moslems.'

Mrs Banks added: ' We have been instructed that we can't say anything about Christmas and we certainly can't have a Christmas tree.

' I think the policy is offensive to Moslems as well as to us. No reasonable person can object to Christians celebrating Christmas. But we are not supposed to show any sign of Christianity at all.'

Labour peer Lord Ahmed, one of the country's most prominent Moslem politicians, said: 'It is stupid to think Moslems would be offended.

'The Moslem community has been talking to Christians for the past 1,400 years. The teachings from Islam are that you should respect other faiths.'

He added: 'In my business all my staff celebrate Christmas and I celebrate with them. It is absolutely not the case that Christmas could damage the Red Cross reputation for neutrality - I think their people have gone a little bit over the top.'

The furore is a fresh blow to the image of what was once one of Britain's most respected charities.

The British Red Cross lost friends this year over its support for the French illegal immigrant camp at Sangatte and its insistence on concentrating large efforts on helping asylum seekers.

Yesterday officials at the charity's London HQ confirmed that Christmas is barred from the 430 shops which contributed more than £20million to its income last year.

'The Red Cross is a neutral organisation and we don't want to be aligned with any political party or particular philosophy,' a spokesman said.

'We don't want to be seen as a Christian or Islamic or Jewish organisation because that might compromise our ability to work in conflict situations around the world.'

He added: 'In shops people can put up decorations like tinsel or snow which are seasonal. But the guidance is that things representative of Christmas cannot be shown.'

Volunteers, however, said they believed the Christmas ban was a product of political correctness of the kind that led Birmingham's leaders to order their city to celebrate 'Winterval'.

Rod Thomas, a Plymouth vicar and spokesman for the Reform evangelical grouping in the Church of England, said: 'People who hold seriously to their faith are respected by people of other faiths. They should start calling themselves the Red Splodge. All their efforts will only succeed in alienating most people.'

Major Charles Heyman, editor of Jane's World Armies, said: 'There is really nothing to hurt the Red Cross in Christmas, is there? Would the Red Crescent stop its staff observing Ramadan?

'In practice, the role of the Red Cross is to run prisoner- of-war programmes and relief efforts for civilians. Those activities require the agreement of both sides in a conflict in the first place. Celebrating Christmas in a shop in England could hardly upset that.'

Major Heyman added: 'Moslems are just as sensible about these things as Christians. The Red Cross is just engaging in a bit of political correctness.'

British Red Cross leaders have, however, not extended the ban to their own profitable products. Items currently on sale include Christmas cards featuring angels and wise men and Advent calendars with nativity scenes.

The spokesman said: 'The Red Cross is trying to be inclusive and we recognise there are lots of people who want to buy Christmas cards which they know will benefit us.'

The charity's umbrella body, the Swiss-based International Red Cross, has also had politically-correct doubts about its famous symbol. But efforts to find an alternative were abandoned in the face of protest and ridicule five years ago.

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VIOLENT NIGHT

Thanks goodness for wonderful people like Anjem Choudary. He's going to show the misguided Christians the greatness of Islam....on Christmas Eve. According to Choudary, “Islam does away with the need for drugs and alcohol and all the other evils that are synonymous with Christmas.”  Yeah, they would rather promote paedophilia; violence against women; Sharia law and other wonderful Islamic beliefs on one of our Holiest days. Thanks Mr Choudary, but I think I'll take my chances with Christianity all the same. Oh, and I hope for your sake that the English Defence League (EDL) doesn't decide to shop in Oxford Street on Christmas Eve....they might take offence to you harassing Christians. Oh, and Mr Choudary, please let me know where you'll be celebrating Eid ul-Fitr next year so that I too can come and tell you about the joys of Christianity during your holy time.




HATE-FILLED preacher Anjem Choudary is holding an anti-Christmas protest on Britain’s busiest shopping street.

The nut is heading to London’s Oxford Street on Christmas Eve to try to convert a million “lost souls”.

The ranting cleric will lead disciples in a protest against the “promiscuity and materialism” of Christmas on a day when more than a million shoppers will in the world’s most famous shopping district.

And the Muslim rabble rouser hopes his actions will boost his evil plan to fly the “Black Flag of Sharia” over yet another British institution.

Last night Choudary, 43, said: “Christmas is the complete anathema to Islam. Drunkenness, promiscuity and materialism are just a few of the issues we want to tackle.

“For us these are the ‘Evils of Christmas’. That’s why we are going to hold our latest roadshow in Oxford Street and Regent Street in the heartland of London’s best-known shopping district.

“Abortion, unwanted children, domestic violence and even blasphemy. It all happens at Christmas.

“We will be setting out stalls and marquees. We hope to have a presence of at least 200 Muslims.

“Hopefully around a million people will pass through this area. We will speak to as many of them as possible about the issues concerned.”

He added: “We will be distributing material about Islam. We hope, at a time when the country is in recession and the Government is frittering away money on foreign policy, people will see that Islam offers an alternative to the consumerism of this time of year.

“Islam does away with the need for drugs and alcohol and all the other evils that are synonymous with Christmas.”

Last year Choudary sparked outrage when he proposed a protest march through the repatriation town of Wootton Bassett. The demo was called off after a public outcry.

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USA - Reporters told: Don't say 'illegal immigrant'

Apparently, we're just stupid and easily misguided to hate when journalists describe illegal aliens as....errr..."illegal aliens". As a result, the Society of Professional Journalists "Diversity Committee"have decided that journalists need to be re-educated with a yearlong campaign so that they can be sensitised to the best language to use when writing about "undocumented immigrants" (the new buzz word for illegal aliens). As the Culture and Media Institute correctly notes, the only people that should be offended by the label "illegal aliens" are the illegal aliens. Makes sense to me...but wait! I have some common sense and am stupid and need to be re-educated quick sticks.


A diversity plan from a group of journalists says reporters should not be using the term "illegal aliens" because it is not constitutional.

"Frequent use of the phrases 'illegal immigrant' and 'illegal alien' by our mainstream media is being questioned in order to remain faithful to the principles of our U.S. Constitution," Leo Laurence wrote in the "Diversity Toolbox" column on the website for the Quill, which is produced by the Society of Professional Journalists.

He said the organization's "Diversity Committee" met during its 2010 convention in Las Vegas and "decided to engage in a yearlong educational campaign designed to inform and sensitize journalists as to the best language to use when writing and reporting on undocumented immigrants."

The concept, however, elicited some pointed criticism from analyst Alana Goodman of the Culture and Media Institute, who noted that the campaign appears to be targeted toward one situation, when there are many others that also could be addressed.

"The label 'remains offensive to Latinos, and especially Mexicans, and to the fundamentals of American jurisprudence,' wrote Leo E. Laurence," said Goodman.

"Seeing as most Latinos in the U.S. are not illegal immigrants – and since the term has no racial or ethnic connotation – it's hard to see how it would cause offense to this group. In fact, the only people who should really be put off by the term are illegal immigrants themselves (or their advocates), who don't believe unlawful residency in the U.S. should be a crime," Goodman wrote.

The term "illegal immigrant," in fact, is cited in a recent style book for the Associated Press, which often has advertised it is the world's oldest and largest newgathering organization, as "the preferred term, rather than 'illegal alien' or 'undocumented worker.'"

It is used, the book documents, "to describe those who have entered the country illegally."

Goodman noted that Laurence believes, "Only a judge, not a journalist, can say that someone is an illegal."

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Chavez defends plan for Internet regulations

Under the guise of "protecting his citizens against online crimes", President Chavez and his cronies are considering a plan to impose broadcast-type regulations on the Internet. I'm actually quite surprised that this dictator hasn't already done this - what's taken him so long? Not only that, but the National Assembly voted last week to grant him special powers to enact laws by decree for the next year and a half. Oh, the life of a dictator just gets better and better. Where is the world condemnation? Where is the mighty UN "human rights' brigade to stop this maniac? Oh, I forget - Venezuela is a third world hell-hole so no need to go champion people's rights there. Rather focus on those nasty western countries for not taking in enough refugees.


CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez defended plans for a law that would impose broadcast-type regulations on the Internet, saying Sunday that his government should protect citizens against online crimes.

Chavez's congressional allies are considering extending the "Social Responsibility Law" for broadcast media to the Internet, banning messages that "disrespect public authorities," "incite or promote hatred" or crimes, or are aimed at creating "anxiety" in the population.

Government opponents and press freedom groups have been critical of the plan, saying it is one of several measures being considered that could restrict freedoms in Venezuela.

"We aren't eliminating the Internet here ... nor censoring the Internet," Chavez said during his weekly television and radio program, "Hello, President." "What we're doing is protecting ourselves against crimes, cybercrimes, through a law."

As examples, Chavez mentioned messages promoting drug use, prostitution and other crimes, and said his government has an obligation to take a stand. Questions remain about how the measures would be enforced.

Chavez also rebuffed criticism over the National Assembly's vote on Friday granting him special powers to enact laws by decree in a range of areas for the next year and a half.

Critics called it a power grab, noting that Chavez will be able to largely bypass the incoming National Assembly that takes office next month with a larger opposition contingent.

"They're calling me a dictator?" Chavez said, dismissing the criticism. "They're the dictators, those who are crazy for installing the dictatorship of the bourgeoisie once again in Venezuela - but we'll never again allow them."

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Raul Castro touts economic changes

So, Raul Castro has admitted that Socialism is basically a complete failure and they now have to turn to Capitalism to save it...yeah, makes real sense. I guess when the average salary is $20/month and most of the country lives off government handouts then you probably end up with no money....apart from the "funds" that stupid countries send them for free...think Russia and now South Africa. It's actually quite funny that he's warned his people that they now have to work in the new Cuba and can no longer rely on the state for hand-outs. Apparently, people equate Socialism with freebies there...oh, how the mighty commies have fallen. Poor American Socialists - who's their Socialist role-model gonna be now??

Tweedle-dee and Tweedle-dumb
HAVANA (AP) — Cuban President Raul Castro told legislators Saturday that the future of the country's revolution is at stake as the government tries to institute sweeping economic reforms, adding that the changes are meant to strengthen socialism — not replace it.

Cuba has announced it will lay off a half-million workers from bloated state-run enterprises, while simultaneously allowing more free enterprise. It has also begun to scale back many of the subsidies Cubans have come to rely on to compensate for salaries that average just $20 a month.

Castro has argued that the changes are needed to boost notoriously low productivity, and that once that happens, living standards will begin to rise. He urged his countrymen to embrace the changes, and warned that anybody who doesn't will be left behind.

"The life of the revolution is in the balance," Castro said in a two-hour speech closing out a twice-yearly meeting of the island's national assembly. He repeated his contention that the dollop of limited capitalism being injected into the economy does not mean the end of the revolution's ideal to create an egalitarian utopia.

"The strategic economic changes are being made to sustain socialism," he said. "They are to preserve and strengthen socialism, so as to make it irrevocable."

Still, Castro had a message to those who wonder if the Cuban government is serious this time around — since past economic openings have fizzled.

He said the changes are "the result of profound meditations and analysis, and we can assure you this time there will be no going back."

He urged Cubans not to listen to naysayers — particularly in the United States — who have dismissed the economic changes as window-dressing.

He also warned his countrymen that they'll have to work in the new Cuba, and can no longer rely on the state for handouts.

"Many of us Cubans confuse socialism with freebies and subsidies, and equality with egalitarianism," the president said.

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"Thor" to be Boycotted by Council of Conservative Citizens

Not sure if anyone is aware of the new Thor film that will soon be released. Lefty Hollywood has cast one of the mythical Norse Gods as a black man. The Council of Conservative Citizens has asked that people boycott the movie in protest as they argue that Marvel are once again pushing a multi-cultural slant on a white character (as they do nowadays). Of course the liberal media has gone bananas with the UK Guardian newspaper the latest to lambaste the CofCC as "white supremacists". Naturally they miss the point and stoke up the anti-racism fires but I guess that's the usual unintelligent response from a bunch of grumpy old liberals. As for me, I have not supported Hollywood movies for a long time - I would much rather watch paint dry. In any case, here the worstpreviews website at least tries to be balanced and see the CofCC's point of view.

Idris Elba wears Viking helmet

Idris Elba (RocknRolla, "The Wire") plays a Norse god by the name of Heimdall in Marvel's "Thor" film. Heimdall is sometimes referred to as "The White God," which is why the Council of Conservative Citizens (CofCC) is planning to boycott the movie when it hits theaters on May 6th.

The group wrote: "Norse mythology gets multi-cultural remake in upcoming movie titled 'Thor.' It's not enough that Marvel attacks conservative values, now mythological Gods must be re-invented with black skin. It seems that Marvel Studios believes that white people should have nothing that is unique to themselves. An upcoming movie, based on the comic book Thor, will give the Aesir (god) an insulting multi-cultural make-over. One of the Gods will be played by Hip Hop DJ Elba."

The way the statement is written seems quite racist. But does CofCC have a reason to be angry?

Elba recently defended the casting, stating: "Thor is mythical, right? Thor has a hammer that flies to him when he clicks his fingers. That's OK, but the color of my skin is wrong? If you know anything about the Nords, they don't look like me but there you go. I think that's a sign of the times for the future. I think we will see multi-level casting. I think we will see that, and I think that's good."

Several fans have responded by stating: "This PC crap has gone too far. Norse deities are not of an African ethnicity" and "Asgard is home to the Norse Gods. I wouldn't expect to see many Brad Pitt types walking around in the Black Panther's Wakanda Palace."

CofCC has previously called Marvel "viciously anti-white" and even "racist," pointing to the company's "Black Panther" comics which have endless evil white characters, who are murderers and rapists, and are often racist.

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And on another note....

Marvel has history of publishing extremist “Black Power” comics.



In 1966 Marvel began a superhero known as “Black Panther.” He appeared in various comic books and graphic novels. Today Marvel co-produces an animated version of Black Panther on the Black Entertainment Channel.

The Black Panther character is explicit pro-black and the comics are viciously anti-white.

Black Panther is T’Challa, the king of a secret African nation known as Wakanda. The inhabitants of this nation keep their lands hidden from the white man so it is not “exploited” for it’s mineral wealth. T’Challa’s father is murdered by a white man who becomes Black Panther’s main enemy.

His other principal enemies are the “racist” South African government. Particularly South African Magistrate of Communications Anton Pretorius. This character kidnaps the Black Panther’s mother and sexually abuses her. Imagine for a second if any comic book depicted the same thing with the races reversed.

Black Panther is a “genius,” who has a Ph.D. in physics from Oxford. He also keeps it real by having a harem of “wives in training.” When not fighting “racist” South Africans, he comes to the USA to fight the Ku Klux Klan.

So Marvel has a history of publishing an explicitly black racial hero who fights “racist” whites, and who still appears today on an explicitly black cable network. Three months after Marvel first debuted the Black Panther, the militant Black Panther Party formed using the same name.

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16 December 2010

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Watchdog slams Ireland over race discrimination

Oh goodie. It's Ireland's turn to get bashed by the Human Rights scum people. Apparently, not enough is being done to protect the rights of everyone living in Ireland who are not Irish. I suppose Mr Manning needs to keep his job in these tough times, and what better way to do it than to fake outrage and slam Ireland's human rights record. Hey, a guy has to make hay whilst the sun shines and no one does it better than the sanctimonious pricks people working in human rights! Oh, and they get to send their big, bad report to the UN!! Oooow - now I'm doubly scared. Mr Manning - maybe you should go and read some history. Irish emigrants to the USA in the 1820s and 1830s didn't have any rights - nor wealth - but they seemed to do just fine with a little bit of hard work and integration. Maybe some of your modern day immigrants should try it - they may just get some respect from the Irish!

Mr Maurice Manning
Ireland’s record on eliminating racial discrimination was criticised by the human rights watchdog today.

The Irish Human Rights Commission (IHRC) demanded the Government do more to protect the rights of asylum seekers, the Traveller community, migrant workers and victims of human trafficking.

Dr Maurice Manning, IHRC president, said: “Ireland is a multi-ethnic country but regrettably racial discrimination is a problem here.

“Effective human rights and equality bodies are required to monitor and combat racial discrimination, the restoration of the resources to carry out this work is essential.”

Launching a report to commemorate Human Rights Day, Dr Manning said Travellers have experienced racial discrimination for generations yet are not recognised as an ethnic minority.

“Not enough good quality halting sites are being provided to the Traveller Community by local authorities,” he said.

“The criminal trespass legislation criminalises trespass on public land in circumstances where public authorities have systematically failed in their statutory obligations to house Traveller families.

“Travellers also continue to achieve poor educational outcomes and are in very poor health compared to the general population.

“Severe cuts in funding to essential services can only compound these problems.”

Elsewhere the IHRC raised concerns about safeguarding the rights of asylum seekers as they try to enter the country and while refugee applications are processed.

Dr Manning said once in the system, people seeking asylum are spending too long waiting for their applications to be processed.

“This needs to be tackled urgently as the long stay in hostels, prohibition on working and social isolation are among the causes of worrying levels of poor mental health among asylum seekers,” he continued.

“The direct provision payment of €19.10 per week, which has remained unchanged since 1999, is wholly inadequate and must be revised upwards even in these straitened times.”

The watchdog also maintained Ireland has insufficient human rights safeguards to protect vulnerable migrant workers and their families, especially those in the hospitality industry, agriculture and women in domestic settings.

Meanwhile Eamonn Mac Aodha, IHRC chief executive, said while 98% of Irish primary schools are under religious patronage, there should be a wider choice for the country’s diverse and changing society.

“It is also clear that legislative and policy changes are required to ensure that people of non-faith and from religious minorities are not deterred from training as teachers or taking up employment as teachers,” he added.

The report has been sent to the United Nations Committee responsible for monitoring Ireland’s record under the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination. It is due to report back on Ireland in February.

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Bones of Cecil Rhodes are an insult to our ancestors: Zimbabwe official demands remains are exhumed and sent back to Britain

Selective memory - that's what all dictators and their supporters suffer from in Africa. Some Zimbabwean politician is demanding that the body of Cecil John Rhodes be exhumed from his grave in Zimbabwe (formerly Rhodesia) and sent back to Britain - because it's an insult to the country's citizens! He further states that: 'My call is not directed against Britain or whites, but against symbols that persecuted our people and took away our freedom and wealth.'.....Wealth?? What wealth would that be? A few mud huts, chickens and maize plants - looked after by the women - whilst you drink your beer and socialise with your fellow tribalists? Is that the wealth that the white man prevented you having? Yes, return his body along with every other unacceptable thing that the white man forced on Rhodesia - including the generous aid money you receive from the UK tax payer. Destroy all the buildings and plough up the farms. Start all over again without help this time. Let me know how that works out for you. Tosser.


Place of worship: Rhodes is buried on World's View (Malindidzimu Hill) in Matopo National Park, Zimbabwe and his grave attracts thousands of tourists a year
Rhodes is buried on World's View (Malindidzimu Hill) in Matopo National Park, Zimbabwe and his grave attracts thousands of tourists a year
A Zimbabwean politician has demanded the body of Cecil Rhodes is exhumed and sent back to Britain as it is an insult to the country's citizens.

Rhodesia, founded by and named for Rhodes, became the Republic of Zimbabwe in 1980.

Bulawayo governor Cain Mathema said it was offensive that the Oxford-educated former mining magnate was still buried on Zimbabwean soil three decades after the country was granted independence from Britain.

Rhodes was laid to rest in 1902 in territory then belonging to the young country of Rhodesia which he had founded just seven years earlier in his own name.

But Mr Mathema, a member of president Robert Mugabe's ruling Zanu-PF party, said Zimbabweans should feel insulted by the presence of the tycoon's grave in their soil.

In comments reported by the country's Sunday News, he said: 'I wonder why 30 years after independence Rhodes' grave is still found on the country's traditional shrine of worship.

'It's an insult to our ancestors and maybe that is the reason why our ancestors at Njelele, where we pray for rain, are no longer giving us enough rain.

'My call is not directed against Britain or whites, but against symbols that persecuted our people and took away our freedom and wealth.

'For I believe that physical freedom goes hand-in-hand with psychological freedom. We need to celebrate our own heroes and heroines.

'We do not get inspiration from the likes of Rhodes, so why should we visit their graves and their statues?'
Rhodes, who was born in Bishop's Stortford in Hertfordshire, became one of Britain's most successful colonialists after being sent to southern Africa in the late nineteenth century when he suffered bad health as a teenager.

Pioneer: Zimbabwean officials have called for the remains of Cecil Rhodes, who died in 1902, to be exhumed and removed from the country
Cecil Rhodes
Within four decades he had established political control of Britain's Cape Colony, expanded the territory north to found Rhodesia and taken ownership of the world's richest diamond mining company De Beers. His expansionist plans were fired by a dream of securing a British corridor of power stretching from Cape Town to Cairo.

But his short life was blighted by bad health and he was buried amid great fanfare after his death of heart failure aged just 49.

Following his demise Rhodes' remains were transported by train from Cape Town to Bulawayo and laid to rest in the Matopo Hills south of the city, his favourite spot in the vast empire he had helped secure for Britain in southern Africa.

The life-long bachelor had lived alone in Cape Town and was always dogged by rumours about his sexuality. And last week Mr Mathema said the possibility the tycoon had been gay was a further insult to the sensibilities of those in Zimbabwe, where Zanu-PF officials have remained outspoken critics of homosexuality.

The governor said Rhodes' grave should now be removed from Zimbabwean soil as part of an effort to strip the former colony of symbols of its former rulers.

He added that similar action should be taken against a statue of the great Scottish explorer David Livingstone which stands at Victoria Falls.

The landmark was erected by Rhodesia's rulers in 1954 in memory to the nineteenth century missionary who helped drive forward the conquest of Africa's inner lands.

In 2001 the statue was targeted by Zimbabwean war veterans protesting against the former colonial powers. Despite the attack the landmark remains in position in the tourist town built beside the famous Zambezi river waterfalls.


However last week Mr Mathema said the country could not earn 'true freedom' until all symbols of colonial oppression had been removed.

Mr Mathema said: 'All over the country, you find schools named after colonialists, statues erected to celebrate colonialism. I am struck and baffled by the attitude of our people to continually embrace a bygone system that worked tirelessly to thwart their energy and aspirations.

'The total liberation of Zimbabwe is not complete as long as the country continues to live on the legacy of our former masters. As long as the names remain, as long as the scar of Rhodes' grave remains, it is not the psychological colonisation question alone that remains open, but the question of true freedom.

'I will tell that personally I hate all colonial names, as I said before I am not a racist but I hate all people who oppress and intimidate others.'

Mr Mathema declined to comment on what he believed should happen to Rhodes' body if it was to be exhumed.

The tycoon's grave currently lies amid the Matopo National Park, where it is visited by thousands of tourists every year.

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UK: Energy bills could double to pay for green power as ministers plan minimum carbon price

Barely is Cancun over and the UK Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne announces a new shake-up of electricity prices. Now, could it be that he needs to fund his New World Order pledge that he made in Cancun? I can't even afford to be smug about this as Australia will soon be following suit. We just can't win against stupidity.


Energy bills are set to rocket to pay for wind turbines and wave power as the Government announces a shake-up of ­electricity prices today.


Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne is paving the way for a minimum price for carbon generated by coal-fired and gas-fuelled power stations.

Energy firms will have to stump up for the cost of the carbon they use – but they are set to pass the burden on to consumers.

Proponents of the scheme insist the carbon ‘floor price’ is meant to reflect pollution caused by fossil fuels, and will encourage investors to pour their money into ‘green’ energy instead.

But experts warned it could lead to a doubling of energy bills, hitting the poor and elderly the hardest.

There was a separate warning yesterday that winter energy bills are already at a record high of £630 for the average family after most suppliers hiked prices.

Website Energyhelpline.com said families have been hit by a combination of higher tariffs and plunging temperatures and face an average gas bill for heating and hot water of £509.80, with electricity at about £120.

Mr Huhne will admit to MPs today that the up-front costs of moving to cleaner energy are high but his aides insist it will give consumers more protection from wildly fluctuating energy prices.


But Matthew Sinclair of the TaxPayers’ Alliance said: ‘It could mean a doubling of costs. The elderly, poor and those on fixed incomes will be hit disproportionately hard by this.’

Mr Huhne will today also introduce a ban on building new coal power stations unless they are fitted with greener technology.

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15 December 2010

Cancun Train Wreck Finally Ends

So, the great global warming festival in Cancun is over and we are left to pick up the tab - literally. Here is a taste of the monetary rape that will be occurring soon in a country near you. Our stupid governments, without any mandate, have pledged our taxes to the UN so they can "redistribute" to the less developed world (or into their own pockets of course):

The UN wants nothing less than 1.5% of our GDP:


That’s $212 billion from the USA every year ($2700 per family of 4).
That’s $32 billion from the UK every year ($2000 per family of 4).
That’s $13 billion from Australia every year ($2400 per family of 4).

How do you like them apples? I have been saying this for years - climate change/global warming is the biggest con of our time and has NOTHING to do with the environment. This was all planned back in the 80's with the intention of creating a world body to steal power and money from the developed, successful countries. Yet, we do nothing about it and don't hold our governments to account.
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The fear surrounding Global Warming -or Climate Change if you prefer- is predicated on the notion that CO2 Emissions created by human industry are a dangerous problem.

Naturally occurring CO2 -mainly released by the oceans that cover a little over 70% of the Earth’s surface- we can do absolutely nothing about.

So let’s take a look at some facts:

CO2 from Nature = 98%

CO2 from Humans = 2%


CO2 Cake A

Of that small slice of the CO2 cake, how much is contributed by the UK?

Based on data from the Union of Concerned Scientists [www.ucsusa.org] of the largest industrial bogeymen, it’s roughly 2%, which equates to around 0.04% of the total CO2 budget, or if you prefer, a very thin line on the cake:

CO2 Cake B
 So thin in fact, that even this line is too thick!


So, the New World Order are now closing up the latest effort to promote their version of Fiscal World Slavery through apocalyptic fear mongering.

The total ‘carbon footprint’ of the conference was equivalent to 4,500 UK households for a year. The chief of staff for the Minister of the Environment said that all the carbon will be offset through ‘protecting forests and planting trees’ in poor areas of Mexico.

That’s an awful lot of trees bendecho, how can we monitor your progress on that one?

The German environment minister told delegates in Cancun that countries should look to invest in infrastructure and ways to tackle climate change:

“In business, politics and society, we no longer see climate change as a threat, but an opportunity and a challenge” said Roettgen in a speech to delegates.

Climate Change no threat, but a business opportunity! Makes me sick how far we’ve fallen.

He said that Germany had invested in tackling climate change and as a result it had created jobs and opportunities.

Hahahaha!

EU Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard said there had been “no sign of progress on the crunch issues.”

And:

“To come out of Cancun with nothing is simply not an option,” Hedegaard said.

I just love this ‘not an option’ rhetoric……too funny.

One delegate described the latest draft texts as “worse than Copenhagen”.

The final money wrangles concerned the proposed “Green Fund” – a NWO vehicle that would steal & funnel away tax-payer funds running to perhaps $100bn (£63bn) per year by 2020.

During overnight discussions, the US, EU and Japan stuck to their line that the World Bank must administer the fund.

For developing countries, this is unacceptable, as they see the bank as a corrupt western-run institution.

And those developing countries would be right, of course.

Apparently I now hear it’s to be administered by the UN instead….more corruption anyone?

Here are the main points they finally agreed:

•All countries to cut emissions

[At some 'unspecified point' in the future]

•Payments for countries who avoid deforestation and conserve nature

[Money for not developing your economy?]

•Finance deal to provide $30bn for developing countries to adapt to climate change now, and up to $100bn later.

[Robbery]

•A new UN climate fund to be run mostly by developing countries

[Looting of the West by corrupt regimes]

•Easier transfer of low carbon technology and expertise to poor countries

[Green business bull crap gets another free leg-up]

•China, the US and other major emitters to have their economies inspected

[U.N inspections!]

•Scientific review of progress after five years

[Lovely, more tax-funded jollies for the shills in the non-science brigade]

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Gadaffi calls for single African army

I don't know which planet Gadaffi lives on but it just can't be on this one. He wants Africa to have a sole African government with a single African army! Can you imagine the mayhem of all the dictators trying to head up this African "government" let alone the army. Gadaffi uses the specter of slavery (much as the ANC uses Apartheid) to scaremonger. Hey Gadaffi - slavery was started by the Arabs, who sold the Africans to the rest of the world. You are the last one to speak on this subject! In any case, let's not even think about the joke of a unified African government (still laughing hysterically at that one), but let's just focus for a minute on the army he wants to establish. NO African country currently has a half-way decent army. Long ago they did, when South Africa was still a civilised country and where the rest of Africa were terrified of their military might. Now they're HIV infested pussy cats lazing in the sun, waiting to strike for more pay. Can you imagine how effectively this African army would mobilise? One million tribal  Africans "working" together; each chattering in their own language; no one listening to the other; looking for their next rape victims. Why! Yes, I can just imagine how petrified the rest of the world would be of that army! Good one Mo.


Libyan leader Moammar Gadaffi pushed again on Tuesday his dream for a sole African government and was backed by Senegal's President Abdoulaye Wade as he urged the creation of a single African army.

Dressed in flowing gold robes, Libya's maverick leader told a ceremony at a festival in Senegal celebrating black identity and culture that Africa was "experiencing a new submissiveness".
 
He described the continent as "prey that all the world's wolves want to devour" by monopolising its mineral resources or fisheries.
 
Army to consist of a 'million soldiers'

"Down with imperialism! Africa must unite, so that we do not again become serfs or slaves," he said.

"It is necessary to establish a unity government for the African continent and that Africa has one army ... which could consist of a million soldiers," he said.

"Even the South African army is worthless to Nato or the United States of America. Even Libya is not even able to protect its territorial waters alone."

Kadhafi (68) appeared to improvise his speech, which was made in Arabic and translated simultaneously into French.

The Senegalese leader said: "We ask, here and now, for the establishment of the United States of Africa, the only solution to free our peoples and ... make Africa a major cultural, economic, political and social whole which will be respected."

The presidents spoke in front of several hundred young people gathered on stairs leading to a massive bronze African Renaissance statue built by North Korea and inaugurated in April for the 50th anniversary of Senegal's independence.

Also present were Guinea-Bissau President Malam Bacai Sanha, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Cape Verde President Pedro Pires.

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Switzerland considers repealing incest laws

In January 2007, same-sex registered partnerships were passed into law in Switzerland. What has the result been as a result of this law? Well, what do you think happens when you start knocking down moral pillars? The next one falls, and the next and the next, and as the window is pushed ever further to the left, nothing will be deemed unacceptable behaviour anymore. The next pillar that Switzerland is looking to knock down is to decriminalise sex between consenting family members (yeah, wonder how you get your kids to consent??). As usual, those ever-green Greeny revolutionaries are championing for more decay to societal structures. Soon we'll have paedophiles jumping up and down to marry their "prizes" and polygamists crying out for their rights. Oh, and don't forget about those who want to marry their pets...can't let anyone not have their rights these days! 


The upper house of the Swiss parliament has drafted a law decriminalising sex between consenting family members which must now be considered by the government.

There have been only three cases of incest since 1984.

Switzerland insists that children within families will continue to be protected by laws governing abuse and paedophilia.

Daniel Vischer, a Green party MP, said he saw nothing wrong with two consenting adults having sex, even if they were related.

"Incest is a difficult moral question, but not one that is answered by penal law," he said.

Barbara Schmid Federer of The Christian People's Party of Switzerland said the proposal from the upper house was "completely repugnant."

"I for one could not countenance painting out such a law from the statute books."

The Protestant People's Party is also opposed to decriminalising the offence which at present carries a maximum three year jail term.

A spokesman for the party said: "Murder is also quite rare in Switzerland but no one suggests that we remove that as an office from the statutes."

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Australia: Asylum-seekers feared dead in Christmas Island boat crash

Whilst former Australian Prime Minister, John Howard, was in office, he managed to stop boats full of "asylum" seekers from entering the country illegally. His Pacific Solution policy was so successful that the boats had all but stopped by 2007. Along comes Mr Rudd and his Progressive Labor party, and rather than admit that Mr Howard's policy worked, he swiftly got to work and dismantled it and rolled out the red carpet to any economic refugee who was willing to make the trip by boat down under. Since 2008, over 200 boats have arrived bringing thousands of beggars for the tax payer to support - it costs $80 000 to process one application. The bleeding hearts call them refugees, but were they true refugees they would be stopping in the nearest safe country to lick their wounds. Instead, the majority pay people smugglers thousands of dollars to get to Australia, the land of milk and honey welfare payments. Genuine refugees that have gone through the proper channels are left behind whilst the paying queue jumpers get preference. Australia is now building new detention centres and using military camps to house these people - who mainly come from Muslim countries (Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan). Today, one of these boats with an estimated 100 "asylum" seekers on board,  smashed into the rocks at Christmas Island (these days they head straight there for processing). Eye witnesses state that women and children were on board. Listening to the local radio stations, callers were furious that the Australian government's ego had gotten in the way of common sense. The bleeding hearts always focus on the poor "asylum" seekers' plight but never do we hear them raise concern of just how many boats and people have gone missing between Indonesia and Australia. Let's see how the government worms out of this one - maybe they'll first want to do a poll to see how they should respond?

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A BOAT carrying asylum-seekers has smashed onto rocks in heavy seas at Christmas Island, with unconfirmed reports that many people have drowned.

Government sources told The Australian Online they believed about 70 people were aboard the boat and between 30 and 35 had been rescued, with the rest unaccounted for.

It is understood that most of those on board were Iranians and Iraqis.

The Australian Federal Police have released a statement on the boat crash, revealing that they are responding to a “maritime incident involving a suspected illegal entry vessel on Christmas Island”.

Pamela Curr, the campaign coordinator at Asylum Seeker Resource Centre told The Australian Online she had received a text message from someone on the island saying that at least 30 people had been saved.

She said she was informed that people had been in the water since early this morning in 3m swell.

“What happened that they allowed this boat to come in the rough seas?” she asked. “We need answers.”

Witness Phillip Stewart told Sky News that he saw the boat being dashed by waves and that while some people survived he believed up to 50 people had died.

Locals have told The Australian that the boat came into local waters some time this morning without being detected by authorities.

Dramatic pictures show the vessel, with women and children on board, being picked up by the waves and smashed into cliffs near Flying Fish Cove earlier today.

Navy ribs were used to pick up some survivors from the heavy seas after the vessel broke up.

Witnesses said people were being washed up on the jagged cliffs near the island’s old hospital and police station.

One local resident who lives nearby, but who did not want to be named, said she heard screams at 6am and went down to the cliffs where she saw people hanging on to the boat as it was being pushed towards the cliff in huge seas.

"It almost tipped,” the woman said. “One woman was holding a small child.” The boat broke up soon after that, she said.

Phone calls went out around the island and hundreds of people went to the cliffs, throwing life jackets, ropes and anything else that floated out to the asylum-seekers.

Teacher Robyn Stephenson said it was impossible to swim to swim to shore there.

“They were being washed into the cliffs, the really sharp cliffs,” Ms Stephenson said.

“There were phone calls all around to people to get down and help. As soon as the people in the water saw the people on the cliffs they started trying to get into the cliffs and the people on the land were saying move out because three’s huge waves at the moment.”

Local resident Allison Millcock said she arrived at the cliffs at 8am, by which time she could only see wood chips floating in the water. “I’ve been told the refugees got into trouble around 6am . At around 8am there were only woodchips in water. I’m told about 20 were rescued. It’s only rough number."

A contractor with the council, manning a roadblock, said only federal police, hospital staff other emergency personnel and staff from security contractor Serco were being allowed down to the scene.

He said the navy was trying to bring survivors 6km around the other side of the island to calmer waters at Lilly Beach.

Mr Stewart told Sky that waves of 4-5 metres were washing over the steep limestone cliffs today. It is the height of storm season for the area off Australia's northwest coast.

"They were in a surge zone," he said, "one of the most dangerous places to be.

He said many people were being struck by flotsam and jetsam.

Christmas Island shire president Gordon Thomson told The West Australian he understood it was a “very bad situation” but he was unclear of the details.

Opposition immigration spokesman Scott Morrison told The Australian Online: “If this is indeed true it highlights once again how very dangerous this business is of people coming by boat and why it is so important again that we do everything possible to ensure that these boats don’t come in this way.

“It’s extremely important that the government make a statement at the earliest opportunity to confirm what has taken place. Because I mean naturally there’ll be all sorts of unofficial reports.

“I think it’s important that some clarity is given to the events as soon as possible.

“This is a very upsetting event and potentially a very significant tragedy.”

The AFP has stressed that its response is ongoing and its priority is to ensure the safety of “all involved” in the incident.

“The AFP and partner government agencies on Christmas Island are coordinating the immediate response to this incident”.

It will release a more detailed statement shortly.

A spokesman for Customs and Border Protection issued a brief statement a short time ago.

“There is an ongoing situation which involves a rescue of people off Christmas Island. Our paramount priority is the safety of all involved. A further statement will be provided later in the day,” he said.

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