31 January 2013

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Bankrupt France set to save £600m - by turning off the lights

Here's a tip - avoid being on any French streets after 1 am in the morning - especially if you're a tourist, because the lights will be off. Hmmm....would be interesting to see the crime levels in a few months time!

This follows on the post yesterday where the French employment minister inadvertently admitted that the country is broke. Of course the French government went into frantic  damage control and the Finance minister Pierre Moscovici said: ‘What he meant was that the fiscal situation was worrying.’

Ah yes, much more easier on the ear when you say it's worrying' instead of you're totally farked, hey? So, instead of admitting you're blind, rather say you have an eye disorder. Or that a nuclear bomb is somewhat noisy; or the 1906 earthquake in San Francisco caused some damage; losing your arm is merely a flesh wound; or no engines working on an airborne plane is a slight problem....

That's the whacky world we live in. As quick as man has civilised, the quicker our own governments try to take us back to the dark ages through their stupid policies.....well, France will be going back to the dark ages sooner than the rest of us!

Paris at night: The French government is ordering shops and offices to switch off their lights after 1pm in a bid to save electricity
Paris today......

Paris tomorrow.....

The ‘bankrupt’ French government yesterday set out a law forcing all non-residential buildings to turn off their lights at night in a bid to save £600million a year.

From July 1, interior lights will have to be turned off within an hour of the last person leaving the premises, while all exterior lights and shop fronts will have to be plunged into darkness by 1am.

The new law, which is also aimed at cutting back on CO2 emissions, comes just days after a senior  member of President Francois Hollande’s Socialist government said the country was ‘totally bankrupt’.

The French environment ministry hopes the move will both save energy and reduce light pollution. Local authorities will be able to allow exceptions for Christmas lighting and other local events.

The new law will save about two terawatt/hours of electricity a year - the equivalent of the annual consumption of 750,000 households, the ministry said. 

Environment Minister Delphine Batho said it would also make France a pioneer in Europe in preventing light pollution, which disrupts ecosystems and people's sleep patterns.

On Tuesday Michel Sapin, who is in charge of the employment ministry in Paris, made it clear the government's tax-and-spend policies were not working.

He said: ‘There is a state but it is a totally bankrupt state.

'That is why we had to put a deficit reduction plan in place, and nothing should make us turn away from that objective.’

In a frantic damage limitation exercise yesterday, colleagues in the Socialist administration said he was only highlighting faults of the previous government of Nicolas Sarkozy.

Finance minister Pierre Moscovici said: ‘What he meant was that the fiscal situation was worrying.’

However a poll by Le Figaro newspaper showed eight out of ten readers agreed that France was indeed bankrupt.

The tax-and-spend policies of President Francois Hollande have come under attack from critics.

Gerard Depardieu is one of several high-profile fiscal exiles from the new 75 per cent top tax rate.

The film star has obtained a Russian passport, bought a house in Belgium and put his Paris home on the market.

Data from the Bank of France shows capital investment is leaving the country every day. 

Rating agencies Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s have both already removed France’s once-coveted AAA credit.

The President is currently trying to revive France's economic fortunes by cutting spending by the equivalent of more than £51billion.

Mr Hollande has also pledged to increase taxes by £20billion over the next five years.


Some true Lite moments......

From the USA: 

And from the UK:

The REAL reason for Chicago gun violence

You have to give it to the liberals. Just when you think they can't be more brain-dead or vacant, they prove us wrong.

Listen to the latest reason for the spiraling gun violence in Chicago. Bill O'Reilly's face at the end is classic.


Not to worry America! Obama knows exactly why the economy shrank in Q4 2012! Hurricane Sandy and defense spending cuts!

It's got nothing to do with his non-existent jobs plan. Nothing to do with not worrying about the economy, but worrying about women's contraceptives; binders full of women; the war on women; guns; the evil rich people......no, nothing to do with focusing on non-existent issues rather than the economy.

Thank goodness he had Hurricane Sandy to blame! Phew. What's the excuse going to be in Q1 2013?? I bet the White House is already keeping a to-blame list as I type, ready for Obama to pick one to use. Will it be the GOP? The Tea Party? Sarah Palin? No, I know! It's going to be Rush Limbaugh and Fox News! Hasn't he just finished complaining that Rush and Fox are standing in his way with conservatives? Yes, there you go, all sorted, excuse all ready and lined up for next quarter.

In the meantime the brain-dead liberals will continue their mantra of Bush, Bush, Bush blame. Far easier to say Bush than Obama hey? No, to them, Obama is the anointed One, their messiah, their Black savior and miracle worker, so he's definitely not to blame.

Yes, must be Hurricane Sandy.........and defense cuts....

Here's a reminder of the Obama platform he ran on in 2008: 

“I promise that I support traditional marriage-1 man-1 woman.
“I promise 100% transparency in my administration.”.
“I promise NO NEW TAXES on a family making less than $250K a year.”.
“I will allow 5 days of public comment before I sign any bills.”.
“I will remove earmarks from PORK projects before I sign any bill.”.
“I will end Income Tax for seniors making less than $50K a year.”.
"I will bring ALL of our troops home within 16 months."
“I’ll put the Health Care negotiations on CSPAN so everyone can see who is at the table!”.
“I’ll have no lobbyists in my administration."
"I'll close Guantanamo."
"I'll resign if I don't cut the deficit in half by the end of four years."
"I’ll cut the debt by half in my first term--Obama 2004 and 2008
"I'll unite the people of this great country."
One more:
“Leadership means that, "the buck stops here.' Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better."
~ Senator Barack H. Obama, March 2006

Yup, still not Obama's fault!

For the first time in over three years, the U.S. Gross Domestic Product shrank. Between October and December of 2012, the GDP had a negative growth of 0.1. And let's remember that this is the same quarter where we saw the media go into hyper-drive to spin Obama's anemic job and GDP growth into a repeat of the Roaring Twenties.

The problem with the American economy is that Obama and his media can't fool it. Happy talk and spin and distractions about contraception don’t create jobs or growth. You might be able to fool legions of people into voting a certain way, but you can't fool them into spending and hiring and investing.

Apparently, though, the media and Obama have managed to fool themselves. Even the Wall Street Journal calls today's news "unexpected." And anyone who watched Obama's Inauguration speech knows that his failed economy and the millions suffering in it are either not on his radar or of no concern whatsoever. Obama spoke of many things, but not the economy. He's in a war to win the culture, not to win anyone a job to lift them out of poverty.

The media is just as bad. The biggest story in our country today should be the increase in poverty and an unemployment crisis so dire our labor force has shrunk to thirty-year lows. But neither will speak of it. We do, however, know all about some idiot and his phony girlfriend. We know all about a "heckle'' that didn’t happen. One wonders which is the bread and which is the circus.

The pickle both Obama and the media have put themselves in, though, is this: If either makes the economy a priority, that's an admission Obama's economy is in trouble. And so we find ourselves in a situation we've seen in other countries where the state and media have aligned -- a situation where we're told a bad economy is a good economy, and the victims of this propaganda are those suffering in a bad economy no one wants to admit exists.

Already the media's spinning this GDP report in a way that says our economy tanked because the government didn’t spend enough. That's right, annual trillion dollar deficits for as far as the eye can see, but the media push to protect the State from blame and to use this terrible news as a way to further grow the State is already on.

NBC's Chief White House Correspondent, Chuck Todd, just assured America this was a one-time economic anomaly and that prosperity is right around the corner. If a job had been created every time a member of Obama's media said this, we'd have full employment today.

We live in interesting and dangerous times.


Australian Treasurer gets owned for hypocrisy

In Australia we have the ABC - the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. It's a public funded organisation and is SUPPOSED to be unbiased.

Of course that's not what happens in reality. No, in reality the ABC is a pro-Labor movement, using radio and TV to indoctrinate and shell propaganda for the Labor Party - the current government. Usually government politicians go onto the ABC when they need a softly-softly approach, or a pass on any hard questioning. And the ABC usually delivers. They have NO recognised conservative presenters on their TV or radio channels, having lost their last one last year when he resigned. So, it's a Labor love-fest all the way, paid for by ALL tax payers in the country - yet only the progressives receive any benefit.

However, there is one exception to this rule - Chris Uhlmann. It is true that he's married to a Labor politician, yet he still manages to do a pretty good job of holding everyone he interviews to account - be it government ministers or Opposition politicians.

Chris Uhlmann

Watch as he tears our esteemed Treasurer, Wayne Swan apart. First he allows him to dig a hole by saying that the Opposition have no policies or costings, then when Uhlmann asks him about his, he flaps his lips and goes into the usual just-pick-random-big-words-to-dazzle-them BS waffling, spinning his wheels. It's really hilarious - the more Swan squirms, moves around and nods his head, the more you know he's lying. He's one slimy fish-lipped anker with a capital W.

The government has been repeating the same tired lines about the Opposition regarding their 'non' policies now for the last 5 years. However, back in reality, the Opposition do not have to announce their policies until the election campaign begins, usually a few weeks before the election. Neither do they have to cost them until then either. Last election, Mr Swan went on and on about how there was an $11 billion 'black-hole' in the Opposition policies - ignoring the fact that the government has been in huge deficit EVERY year under Swan, and each year's forecasts are completely miscalculated, and costings blow out by billions. No, not ironic or anything. Both Swan and Gillard have promised for FOUR years that we'll see a surplus in 2013. In December 2012 they quietly announced that this would no longer be possible.....

This lousy Gillard government is like Father Christmas, without the presents. They go around promising all these wonderful policies getting people excited, without any money to fund them. Then they have the audacity to say the Opposition hasn't costed their policies! 

For example, the NDIS (dinosaur fibre-optic cabling to houses) of $39 billion is OFF the books, not accounted for as Swan pushes it through as an "asset". They announced a disability medical scheme with no money to fund it. They announced increased school funding with no money to fund it. But, they have wasted $16 billion on building expensive school halls and $4 billion on putting pink fluff in roofs to prevent Global Warming (and where 4 young men lost their lives installing it)!

Swan has blown the $22 BILLION left in the kitty by John Howard plus another +$250 BILLION on rubbish. He has had record revenues, but as ALL Socialists do, they spend even more than they take in. Then they say they're in deficit because revenue has dropped and their low information voters and the media lap it up as gospel.

Here's proof that Swan is collecting billions MORE than Howard did 5 years ago, yet Howard managed to save and pay off debt, and Labor has collected and spent on RUBBISH:

Tax revenue (actual in bold):

And here's Swan's spending (actual in bold):

The 14th September can't come quick enough to vote these pretenders out. They are nothing but power-hungry clueless fork-tongued slippery snake-oil salesmen, never knowing what either side of their mouth is promising.

South Africa's traditional kings roll in the money

It's great to be a king in South Africa and South Africa has 10 of them to fund! 

And they don't get little money - no, they get big money to rule over their Black tribal people - paid for by the tax payers, most of whom don't even recognise these so-called kings.

See, they're 'traiditonal' kings - aka money-sucking leaches who declared themselves king over a few Black tribes. What they really are, are tribal leaders, but king sounds so much better, doesn't it? And it's much more lucrative....

So, it only cost the South African tax payers around R650 million for the 10 kings, traditional leaders and chiefs last year. That number doesn't include the other perks these kings receive from the provinces they reside in. For example, each of the four mampara's kings in the Eastern Cape received a brand new Mercedes-Benz ML 320CDI worth just over R700 000 as one of their perks. The Eastern Cape Province is basically bankrupt, but the kings live in style!

King Goodwill Zwelithini of Kwa-Zulu Natal (KZN) lives a pretty good life too. On top of his annual salary of R1 million from the central government, he also owns roughly a 1/3 of the land in KZN - on which he receives the taxes and rent - and he also keeps billing the KZN tax payer to fund all his wives (6) and children (27) upkeep annually. Goodwill ironically owns the land on which Zuma's little housing complex - Nkandla - is built. Nkandlagate has cost the South African tax payers around R250 million so far to build for Zuma and his expansive brood, plus they still have to pay old Goodwill an annual rent for the land. Last year King Goodwill cost the KZN tax payers a measly R59 million.....well, he does have 27 children, so someone has to pay for all that effort he's put in! He also asked for an additional R18 million to build a little palace for his youngest wife - number 6. Apparently he couldn't pony up a measly R18 million out of the millions he earns!

However, seeing as Zuma costs the South African tax payer R103 million a year to keep in luxury, then logically these kings should also demand the same - if not more - money! I mean, Zuma isn't even a real king or anything....

King Goodwill Zwelitini

South Africa’s 10 kings are each getting a salary of R1m a year as well as many other benefits and subsidies - all courtesy of taxpayers.

A government official confirmed that 10 kings, 829 senior traditional leaders and 5 311 chiefs had been paid over R650m over the past year, reported Beeld.

The kings’ official salaries were R927 000 a year, but each province determined what benefits and other subsidies were paid in addition to that.

KZN last year paid R59m for Zulu king Goodwill Zwelithini and his royal household, which included 27 children.

Zwelethini also asked for an additional R18m to build a palace for the youngest of his six wives.

The Eastern Cape’s four kings each got a brand new Mercedes-Benz ML 320CDI of about R703 000 in the past year.

Constitutional expert Pierre de Vos said the Constitution didn’t specify renumeration of traditional leaders and kings. 


Zimbabwe's bank balance stands at $217

How many people can say they're richer than a country? Well, I can! 

Zimbabwe only has $217 left in their public account. Ah shame! They don't even think they can hold elections later this year because they just don't have any money....but, the good news is that you can help as they're asking the international community for money! Gee, I wish I could Zimbabwe, but I'm in the process of um, consolidating my finances, so sorry, maybe next time.

However, why don't you just ask Mad Bob to help you out? He's got, what, 12 stolen liberated farms that he could sell? I'm sure he'll get some money for them, but perhaps don't count on it. Or, how about the billions in his Swiss bank accounts? Surely he'd be willing to return some of that squirreled away money to the country he stole liberated it from?

Or how about he sell one of his many mansions he jets between? Or his sea-side properties in South Africa? No?? Or how about his wife stops going on her little 'shopping' trips around the world?

See, you really don't need the colonial imperialists to bail you out - you just need to scratch around in the Zimbabwe politicians bank accounts and you'd have enough money to run the country for years! Why, Bobby could even stop his blood-diamond trade and under-the-table dealings with the Chinese and you'd free up billions!

As for the international community? They're all trying to steal from their citizens to fund their welfare states and multi-cultural utopias, so sorry, we're all out of money to deal with your self-inflicted problems too. We'll pray for you though.

After paying public workers' salaries last week, the balance in cash-strapped Zimbabwe's government public account stood at just $217, Finance Minister Tendai Biti said on Tuesday.
"Last week when we paid civil servants there was $217 [left] in government coffers," Biti told journalists in the capital Harare, claiming some of them had healthier bank balances than the state.
"The government finances are in paralysis state at the present moment. We are failing to meet our targets."
Zimbabwe's economy went into free-fall at the turn of the millennium, after President Robert Mugabe began seizing white-owned farms.
The move demolished investor confidence in the country, paralysed production, prompted international sanctions and scared off tourists.
After more than a decade - in which the country suffered hyper-inflation of 231 million percent and infrastructure that crumbled as quickly as prices went up - the situation is now more stable.
But public finances remain a mess and local business battles against unstable electricity supplies, lack of liquidity and high labour costs.
Zimbabwe's government has warned it does not have enough money to fund a constitutional referendum and elections expected this year.
Biti said that left no choice but to ask the donors for cash.
"We will be approaching the international community," he said.
The country's elections agency said it requires $104m to organise the vote.
Government's national budget for this year stands at $3.8bn and the economy is projected to grow 5%.
The mineral rich country is now using the US dollar and the South African rand.

30 January 2013

'France is totally bankrupt' - France’s employment minister

Ooops - a tad embarrassing for old Francois Hollande and a bit of truth for the French people and the rest of Europe.....France is bankrupt.

Hollande's entire election campaign centered on raising taxes on the evil rich (up to 75%) and redistributing it to the 'poor'. The usual rubbish from Socialists.

So, what now Mr Hollande? 

His plan so far has back-fired spectacularly as the evil rich make plans to flee the country. Would you be willing to part with 3/4 of the money you earn and give it to government and keep just 1/4 for yourself???? Suuuuuuuuuuuuuuurrrrre...........not.

Already actor Gerard Depardieu has fled to Russia; and the country's richest man Bernard Arnault is off to Brussels. Ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni are making plans to move to London.

That's the ones we know of - the high profile cases. How many others haven't already taken their money out of the country, under the nose of Mr Hollande and his merry band of Socialist takers?

Ronald Reagan proved that if you lower taxes the government actually collects more, as people are still willing to pay their share and can't be bothered hiding their money. When you raise taxes, people start hiding their money, and the government collects less. What don't these idiot Socialists understand about this common sense logic? It's so basic, like 1-2-3. But, I forget, they don't do common sense or logic, so there you go.

Obama is another Socialist genius who just doesn't get it. He thinks by raising taxes on the evil rich in America, he'll bring in more money. So, what does he do? He raises taxes and INCREASES spending at the same time, which outstrips the increase in revenue! In the meantime the rich use every loop hole at their disposal to keep their money from the government - and rightly so, because all they do with it is waste it. If Obama were clever he'd create a climate where every rich person on earth would want to invest their money IN America, not the opposite. The same with France. 

The bottom line is that Socialists aren't willing to cut their bleeding-heart welfare and "social justice" programs, but they are willing to cause national suicide by high taxes! Go figure.....

France’s employment minister Michel Sapin has admitted the country is “totally bankrupt”.

The unexpected news came during a radio interview yesterday and is thought to have sent the country’s business leaders into a state of shock.

“There is a state but it is a totally bankrupt state,” Mr Sapin said. “That is why we had to put a deficit reduction plan in place, and nothing should make us turn away from that objective.”

Mr Sapin’s “totally bankrupt” statement is likely to cause huge embarrassment for President Francois Hollande, who will be left to undo the potential damage to his socialist government’s reputation.

It also calls into further question Hollande’s controversial “tax and spend” policies that have seen numerous entrepreneurs and high profile celebrities leave the country.

The comments came as President Hollande attempts to improve the image of the French economy after pledging to reduce the country’s deficit by cutting spending by €60bn (£51.5bn) over the next five years and increasing taxes by €20bn (£17bn).

Among those who moved their wealth out of France are Hollywood star Gerard Depardieu and the country's richest man Bernard Arnault.

There are even reports that Nicolas Sarkozy, the previous President of France, is preparing to move to London with his wife Carla Bruni for economic reasons.

Prime Minister David Cameron has previously said that Britain will “roll out the red carpet” to attract wealthy French people.

Pierre Moscovici, France's finance minister, immediately tried to play down Mr Sapin's comments, saying they were 'inappropriate'.

Mr Moscovici said: “France is a really solvent country. France is a really credible country, France is a country that is starting to recover.”


Australian election date announced

Julia Gillard has announced the next election date - 14 September 2013! 

Here's a great website to mark off the days until Labor get the knife!

This will be my first Australian election since becoming a citizen mid-2012....can't wait to boot the Socialists out!!!! They have all but destroyed our economy with their lies, deceit, back-flips, waste, vote-buying and general bully-boy tactics. 

USA: The Economy is a Lot Worse Than You Think

Granted, there are a lot of numbers in the article below, but it doesn't detract from the message, which is if America doesn't do something soon about their fiscal issues, then they're going to implode. 

However, does America have a leader who has shown any interest in addressing the economy? The answer is no. 

In 2011 Obama launched the Job's Council to much media fanfare. Since the launch, the Council has met a full 4 times formally, and 18 times informally  for“listening and action sessions” in different locations around the country. In other words, they've done sweet f-all. Obama himself has shown ZERO interest in what they've done - he just doesn't care enough to bother. So, another Obama bad idea is about to be zapped now that Obama is back in the White House. After all, he doesn't need to be seen as doing anything any longer, because he doesn't ever have to go through re-election again.....unless he somehow manages to change the law and run for a third term....

So, if Obama doesn't really care about creating jobs, then what does he care about to get America moving in the right direction?

Well, since his re-election, Obama has focused on the following:

1. Increasing taxes on the evil "millionaires" and "billionaires"
2. Gun control
3. Amnesty for Illegal immigrants

Yes, see how worried he is about the economy? He's more worried about getting the vote of the illegals in America which will then make them legal to take away jobs legal Americans need, than actually doing something positive for the economy. All he has to do is lower taxes and remove red tape for businesses and bang, the economy will take off.

But no, Obama really couldn't give a damn. Why should he when he needs America broke and demoralised for his 'next' phase of transition.

In the meantime, his loyal followers keep banging their drums in support of this empty-suit.

America isn't too big too fail - and Obama is going to prove just that.

Most Americans know the economy is in bad shape even if a majority voted to reelect the man most responsible for making a bad economy worse. And, no, it was not George W. Bush who is responsible for the 2008 financial crash. It was the government with its housing programs that encouraged giving mortgage loans to those who could not afford them and then bundling those “toxic assets”, and selling them to banks who then found themselves in trouble for investing in them.

Another partner in the nation’s financial woes has been the Federal Reserve, a banking cartel given the right to literally print money. The Fed recently released the fact that its holdings in U.S. government debt has increased by 257 percent since President Obama took office! Those holdings are at an all-time record of $1,696,691,000,000 at the close of business on Wednesday, January 23. The other major holder of our debt is China at $1,170,100,000.000.

It’s worth taking a few minutes to see how the policies of President Obama, whether a deliberate effort to ruin the economy or just the result a lack of understanding of how the U.S. economy works, has put the U.S. on the precipice of failure comparable to what is occurring in Europe. It is a global, as well as national problem as the central banks of the EU desperately transfer billions among themselves to stave off a catastrophe that will destroy the wealth of their citizens.

The federal government ran a deficit (the difference between what it owes and what revenues it takes in) of $292 billion for the first two months of fiscal year 2013—October and November 2012—amounting to $4.8 billion of borrowed money every day. The Congressional Budget Office reported that federal revenues rose by $30 billion—a ten percent increase over last year—but spending increased even more, going up by $87 billion (16%).

Spending on Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security was about 7% higher--$8 billion than last year. For years, Congress has resisted reforming these “entitlement” programs and Obamacare has only exacerbated the problem. In order to fund its establishment, the Obama administration took $716 billion from the Medicare funds. The Social Security funds have been “borrowed” by Congress for years while the numbers of eligible senior citizens has steadily increased as “baby boomers” come of age.

The call for higher taxes on “millionaires and billionaires” has fallen hardest on the middle class, in reality increasing taxes on them. The reality is that the middle class taxpayer pays 25% of their income in federal income tax these days, but when you add in 13.3% in the federal Social Security and Medicare payroll taxes, it adds up to 38.3%. According to the Tax Foundation, the average state’s income tax rate on the middle class is 4.82% (not all states have an income tax in addition to the federal government.) That brings the total to $43.12% of middle class income drained off to pay taxes.

Add in all the other taxes we pay on gasoline, telephones, and other necessities, and the middle class is being tapped for half their earnings.

The Republican Party, in power in the House of Representatives, has offered legislation to bring some relief to middle class and other taxpayers. It has sent annual budgets to the Senate where they have died for the past three years.

All this has been happening during the first term of the Obama administration. In a January 25th commentary posted on AmericanThinker.com, Steve McCann noted that “As of the end of 2012, the United States has experienced the worst five-year period—which includes, as the end of the final four years, Obama’s first full term—since 1928-1932 and the start of the Great Depression.”

McCann cited that fact that, since January 2008, the employment age population has increased by 11.7 million, yet there are 3.0 million fewer Americans employed. “Factoring in the population growth and 2008 labor participation rate, the unemployment rate for December 2012 would be 11.4% as compared to 4.9% in December of 2007.”

“At the end of 2007, the median household income was $54,489 (inflation adjusted); at the beginning of 2012, it had dropped to $50,020—a decline of nearly 9%.” During this same time, while incomes were eroding, the cost of living increased 20% from December 2007 to September 2012.

There are other stark statistics that the mainstream media tends to under-report. In December 2007, there were 26.5 million Americans on food stamps at a cost of $30 billion. By December 2012, 47.4 million were using this program and the federal government was running advertising to get more to apply for it. During Obama’s first term, food stamp recipients increased at a rate of 11,133 per day!

No matter how one measures the U.S. economy, the news is bad and holds little promise of improving. Economic growth is anemic as Obama increased debt $50,521 per household in his first term, more than the first 42 presidents in 53 terms combined.

An excellent monthly publication, Budget and Tax News, published by The Heartland Institute, is a very good way to gain the information and insight you need to understand these issues.

No need to wonder why Obama wants to increase the debt ceiling and no need to wonder why his policies continue to cripple the economy, whether it’s the failure to approve the Keystone XL pipeline or to rein in an avalanche of economy-killing regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency. Obamacare contained 18 hidden taxes when it was passed by a Democrat-controlled Congress that didn’t even read its more than 2,000 pages.

At some point this combination of increased taxes, low employment, and stagnant economic growth has to implode. That outcome can be avoided, but the nation is running out of time.

Watch as Al Gore tries to defend selling his TV station to Al Jazeera

This was almost too painful to watch, but I managed. Watch as Al Gore tries to defend selling his Current TV station to pro-Islamic Al Jazeera - which is owned by Qatar, which uses Big Oil money to fund their interests.

Of course Gore couldn't give a rational explanation, going from Al Jazeera is a classy outfit (haha); to Al Jazeera has good Global Warming coverage - yet never answering why he sold out to a big oil supported company - which apparently he's against. He's accused every other station of selling out to big oil, yet he's ended up the master of his own words!

Never mind the fact that Al Jazeera hates America..... that was never brought up of course.

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Australia: Ask not who points the finger, as it points at you

Boy do I love Karma and here's a classic example:

Australian Fabian Socalist Labor Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, is in trouble. Well, not directly, but via her live-in partner, the limp-wristed ex-hairdresser Tim Mathieson.

See, the first bloke made a joke to members of the West Indian cricket team at a reception at the Lodge, in front of Ms Gillard on Monday night, where he suggested the best way to have a digital examination for prostate cancer was to find a "small Asian female doctor" to do the exam.

Julia Gillard's partner, Tim Mathieson, putting his foot into his mouth

So, what was so offensive? I mean, it's not much of a joke right, but why the outcry?

Well, there are two reasons. 

Number one is that Ms Gillard and her fellow Emily's List member and Australian Attorney General, Nichola Roxon have come up with a draconian new thought-police, anti-free speech law, which will give people who are "offended" by any remark, the right to sue the person who made the remark. And the onus of proof is on the person being sued. 

So any casual remark that may cause offense if now a no-no. So, no more jokes about blondes - in case you offend a blonde. No more Irish jokes; no more shouting at the footy; no more ranting; no more saying anything, just in case you cause offense to someone in the vacinity. THIS is what Australia has become under these bunch of wankers.

Yes, I'm being serious. And of course, feeling offended is in the eye of the beholder. And just the process of being sued is the punishment. I mean, how many of you want to spend thousands of $$$$ defending yourself in court over some throw-away remark that someone else thinks if offensive?

This is how ridiculous these Socialists are. The current Australian government is in a heap of trouble and if all goes well, will be thrown out of office this year sometime. But before they leave ungracefully, they want to ensure that they are the new thought-police, and that no one may say anything offensive about anyone. You have to wonder why, right? Could it be that they don't want people to have the ability to attack them on blogs, or in the media? Could it be they want to stifle any debate about their policies? Could it be that they want carte blanche for their supporters, and not allow them to be attacked for standing up for the government? I mean, why would any country in the world have such a broad law about offensive remarks, if not to punish people they don't like. Because, as sure as day follows night, someone will be offended all the time.

Ironically, politicians are exempt from this law. They may call the Opposition Leader Tony Abbott anything they like without impunity. But, just let someone in the real world say anything about old Jules and bang! they get sued if she finds it offensive. Haha - you just can't make this rubbish up, can you? You really have to be low-life pond scum and bottom feeders to be so afraid of any criticism.

So, Timmy has probably offended Asians with his words, and if not, in the future (if the law passes) some one will make sure they feel offended! That's how dumb this law will be.

A way around this is for everyone to flood the system with complaints. If everyone put in a complaint every day for a week, what's the guess the law will be dumped?

The second reason that old Jules is in trouble for old Timmy's remark, is that she has relentlessly attacked the Opposition Leader Tony Abbott as being a "misogynist" - a woman-hater.

Tony Abbott is a decent family man, married to his wife for nearly 30 years, and has three beautiful adult daughters. He also has two sisters - one gay - who love him dearly. He is also a religious man - a Catholic. So he is far from being a misogynist. So all in all, he's what the Liberals out there love to hate - he is a God-fearing, straight, happily married father, and he's White. In other words - persona non-grata to the Socialists.

So, the only way that Jules can make any political points against him is to attack his character - so Jules chose the misogynist angle. It doesn't matter that all her smears are vile and untrue - no, the brain-dead Liberals and low-information voters hear the odd TV news sound-bite which says that Abbott hates women; or he has a woman problem - and bingo! they gobble it up. And a lie repeated relentlessly by the entire Labor Party via their set talking-points, will work eventually. That's all they've got on Tony Abbott and it's all a lie. But it's working for them so they won't stop.

So, when old Timmo made the "small Asian female doctor" comment not only did he sound prejudiced against Asians, but he fell face-first into the huge misogynist hole Jules had dug for Tony Abbott! Pricelesss. At last useless Timmo has proven his value....for the Opposition. 

Karma Jules, Karma.....and best you read this post before I'm sued by someone taking offense!

WHILE his partner Julia Gillard might not thank him for it, the man affectionately known as the first bloke has done the nation a great favour. Tim Mathieson's tasteless joke - complete with mildly racial and sexist undertones - has exposed the cant of the Prime Minister's misogynist campaign against Tony Abbott, and even underlined the absurdity of the government's proposal to further impinge on free speech through new anti-discrimination laws.

Let's start with Mr Mathieson's joke, in which he suggested men seeking digital rectal examinations might prefer a "small, Asian, female doctor". We think we might know what he meant - although we can't be certain just why race and gender were front of mind for him. Yet we can safely assume he meant no harm and was simply trying to make light of what can be a disconcerting, and so often tragically overlooked, procedure for men. For some time, Mr Mathieson has done his bit to promote men's health issues, and his clumsy joke might inadvertently have provided the most widespread publicity for rectal examinations since the indiscretions of John Hopoate.

On the substance of his message, Mr Mathieson seems to have underplayed the importance of blood testing, which the Prostate Cancer Foundation urges, along with physical examinations. But then it is the digital examinations that are seen as a barrier to men submitting for timely and regular testing. So the first bloke was addressing a blokey crowd about a touchy issue, and he tried a little humour. If he, shall we say, missed the mark, it is hardly a major embarrassment. Australians were once renowned for their robust sense of humour. Yet now an all pervading sense of political correctness sees political opponents, social media and self-proclaimed arbiters of good taste jump on any aside that is considered beyond the pale. Someone, somewhere, will always claim offence. It is, to be sure, getting beyond a joke.

This time, if Mr Mathieson has generated political embarrassment for Ms Gillard, she should reflect on how she has brought this upon herself. Her confected outrage over misogyny, devised as a political attack against Mr Abbott, has helped to introduce an unreasonable new standard that few people could live up to. When the Prime Minister claimed to be "very offended" by a reference to housewives and ironing, and chastised the Opposition Leader for "now looking at his watch because apparently a woman's spoken too long", she helped create a "gotcha" environment that has now enveloped her partner. To make matters worse, her government is pursuing an extension of anti-discrimination laws that in many circumstances will criminalise words that "insult or offend".

Far from being offended by the first bloke, we should thank him for accidentally pointing out the silliness of this situation. The opposition has described his joke as being "in bad taste" but it must be careful not to overreact because, after all, it can hardly adopt an unrealistic standard for public utterances when it has objected to those constraints in the past. Opposition legal affairs spokesman George Brandis put it best when he said that the last thing we need is a "culture of finger-wagging" - pun, quite possibly, intended.


UK: Rise of 'White flight'

I have to laugh as more and more Western countries, which attacked White South Africans during Apartheid as racists, are self-segregating themselves.

Take a look at US cities like Detroit, Birmingham, Chicago - in fact, go to any US city and you'll find that Whites tend to move away to the suburbs as non-Whites start invading. Detroit, for example, went from 99% White to 90% Black in less than 50 years with most of the Whites fleeing to White suburbs. This pattern is repeated all over the USA.

And now there is evidence of the same in the UK. In fact, I can guarantee you in EVERY Western country you'll find the same pattern. Either the governments don't want to admit it, or they don't collect the statistics - but make no mistake, it's happening.

And just like every ostrich that sticks it's head in the sand to avoid what scares them, professor of politics Eric Kaufmann does the same. According to him, Whites are fleeing because of better schools, cheaper homes and fresher air. Yeah prof, stick your head in the sand a bit further until you see the unicorns and fairies in middle earth.

See, we KNOW why Whites are fleeing. It's the same reason all over the globe. Whites  want to live among civilised, like-minded, cultured people - it's how we roll. 

We don't want to live with crime, filth, lowering of standards, moral decay, third-world intelligence, intolerant religions etc....in short, we DON'T want to live with the consequences of multi-culturalism, which was shoved down our throats as a good thing by the Communists/Liberals/Socialists. What you see as White flight today is the result of our cultural identity being eroded by the magical wave of the politicians pens.

So, while all those Liberals look at each other with wide-eyed surprise at these results, Whites will continue to do what comes naturally to other races - flock together. Multi-culturalism in the West has been a complete failure, but don't think this will stop the brain-dead Liberals. No, they will continue to force a round peg into a square hole, even if it kills them. See, they can never admit that their ideology is wrong. 

No, far safer to blame the weather, or racism, or xenophobia, or homophobia, or fresh air for the failure of their policies, except admit the truth. They'll respond by throwing more money at the problem or enforce even more draconian laws to make sure people just accept the inevitable - all the while they watch from their safe, segregated ivory towers as the little people have to deal with the harsh reality.


Hat tip: Mark L

Change: More ethnic minorities now live in London - while white Britons are increasingly willing to commute
LONDON: Spot the White
Britain is 'self-segregating' as white families flee urban areas for the countryside and outer suburbs.

The trend is causing an 'ethnic cliff', in which the proportion of households from minority backgrounds is vastly different in areas just a few miles apart.

Some outer London boroughs - including Enfield, Waltham Forest and Redbridge - have seen their white British population drop by as much as a quarter over the past decade.

The same applies to urban areas around the capital such as Luton, Reading and Bedfordshire.

Meanwhile, the white British population in many suburban and rural districts just next door has soared, according to research produced by Birkbeck College, University of London, in conjunction with think tank Demos.

'Between 2001 and 2011, the proportion of white British in London's population fell from 58 to 45 per cent,' said Birkbeck professor of politics Eric Kaufmann.

'The share of ethnic minorities reached 40 per cent of the total, a 39 per cent increase.'
'This has caught many by surprise... Analysts implied that London would not become "majority minority" in most of our lifetimes, but the latest census figures suggest otherwise.'

Affluent white families from diverse wards in London are shifting to less diverse wards in the outer suburbs.

In the extreme example of Barking and Dagenham, the research shows, a third of the white British population departed between 2001 and 2011. Since many lack the resources to move or are council tenants, this suggests that a majority of local white British who could leave may have done so.

The phenomenon has gone largely unnoticed until now because British city centres tend to have a fairly broad racial mix visible on the streets, in shops and restaurants and in many workplaces.

Prof Kaufmann added: 'While white avoidance of ethnic minorities is the first thought that comes to mind, it's important to consider the alternative explanations. Most diverse wards are urban and poor. 

'Whites may be leaving for better schools, cheaper homes, fresher air, or because they are more likely to be retirees, wealthier or better educated. Only a statistical approach which controls for these factors can tell us whether ethnic preferences are key.'

The share of minorities in London has increased by a percentage point a year since 1991.

Minorities are moving out of their areas of concentration to better neighbourhoods, resulting in ever larger heavily-minority zones.

Prof Kaufmann likened the situation to that in the US - where white Americans leave or avoid ‘majority minority’ neighbourhoods and seek out areas that are over 70 per cent white.

He added: 'Whether Britain will follow in America's footsteps is an open question: much will depend on the residential preferences of working-class British whites and whether they are able to realise them.'


South Africa: Boers moving to Congo

On 21 May 1985, South African Special Forces (Recces) Captain Wynand du Toit was taken captive in Cabinda, Angola, and two other South African commandoes were killed. The rest of the commando unit evacuated successfully. Their mission? Unofficially,the  mission was part of an operation to confirm the existence of a large African National Congress (ANC) and South West African People's Organization (SWAPO)  base. Their real mission was to blow up the large oil installation in Cabinda Gulf, a province of Angola. 

Du Toit always felt that their mission was compromised and FAPLA and the Cubans were waiting for the Recces. After his capture, du Toit was paraded to the world and held for 2.5 years in isolation in Angola. He was tortured and interrogated, but never once did he tell them how the Recce's made their way to Cabinda - via submarine. After 2.5 years he was suddenly released in a prisoner exchange involving 6 countries - du Toit for 135 prisoners, which included 2 ANC operatives. 

Du Toit returned to South Africa in September 1987 to a heroes welcome. The then President, PW Botha happily welcomed him back with open arms, as did the rest of the country.

In August 1989, President PW Botha was forced to step down due to a 'stroke' and was replaced in September 1989 in a planned move by the traitor FW de Klerk. 

De Klerk had been a conservative his entire career, until he switched tactics and became the head of the liberal side of the National Party. Either he was part of a liberal sleeper-cell within the NP, biding their time to do the damage; or, he was promised glories if he became liberal leader of the party and destroyed Apartheid and handed the country to the ANC. Whatever his motivations, he has succeeded in his mission. He has destroyed the country and received his Nobel Peace Prize together with the terrorist Nelson Mandela. 

Wynand du Toit today sits in the Congo at the behest of the Congo President. He was asked to head up a convoy of Boers (farmers) and trekked to the Congo over 6 weeks. On arrival, all they were given was farming land (which they have to pay rent on) and nothing else. They were allowed to live in the run-down past colonial houses in the area initially. No water, no electricity, no nothing apart from what they brought with them.

But as the well-known saying goes, 'n Boer maak 'n plan (a farmer makes a plan). They have drilled for water, laid down water and sewerage pipes, and connected to electricity - and more importantly, they have just harvested their first crop. See, nothing gets Boers down. That's why they were so successful in South Africa when they trekked north from the Cape three centuries ago. There was nothing in South Africa back then, and they turned nothing into successful farms and towns. Something the nomadic Blacks could never do. And which they still can't do today. They can only take what other people have produced - that's just about the only thing they're good at.

So, here's to Capt. Wynand du Toit! May you make a success of your new endeavor and the next chapter in your life. May you and your fellow Boers prove why we White South Africans have defied the odds in Africa. I wish you and yours every success, and I have NO doubt you will make this a success. Because what the South African Blacks forget is that no matter how they try to wipe the Boers and their history out, the Boers will come back even stronger. It's in their DNA. The ANC can try as hard as they like to wipe away the achievements of these people, but the truth is it's always there staring them in the face, reminding them of what they aren't. They aren't an industrious people. They aren't capable of creating wealth out of nothing. They aren't capable of stepping in and running a functioning country. All they are capable of is stealing and destroying. And they prove it everyday as they destroy a once functioning country with their corrupt, backward thinking and governance, stealing the country blind all the way. As the saying goes, you can take a monkey out of the bush, dress him in a suit and take him to town, but he's still a monkey.

Here is the link to a two-part series by TV program Carte Blanche about the Congo Boers.  Links: Part 1 (part 2 is on the same page, next to part 1) or you can link here to Part 2 

Watch and stand proud of these Boers who have defied the ANC's need for revenge, and as they forge a new life for themselves and their children against all the odds. Watch as they turn bush-land into crops; run-down houses into functioning homes; drill for water; lay sewerage pipes and electricity - and understand that the ANC are a band of backward savages who will NEVER have a clue as to the treasure they have in the Boers. Their frigging loss I say. For who would want to dodge murder and hatred on a daily basis just to live and farm in your own country? 

And a once mighty South African hero has left his country of birth because he just didn't feel safe or wanted. How sad.

Ons is trots op julle (we are proud of you)! 

And here's to the ANC: