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War For The middle East - Why Islamic State Is Winning

The Obama Administration, and in particular The State Department which under the leadership of John (57) Kerry looks after foreign policy has all in all had a nightmare few months since the turn of the year. The unlikely (and unholy) Saudi Arabian - Israeli alliance in cahoots with U.S. neocons and military / industrial complex corporations have pressured the President into escalating U.S. aggression toward the secular government of Bashar Al Assad in Syria.

Europe In Crisis About The Mediterranean Boat People
The intervention in Libya by western powers France, UK and USA (the FUKUS axis) was morrally and politically wrong as well as being perhaps the most stupid example of balls out politics by an American president ever. To overthrow the leader of any nation, no matter how unpopular he is with other world leaders, is a dangerous game.

Child Protection Chief Who Failed To Act Against Pakistani Rape Gangs Rehired on £1k a Day
A senior child protection officer, who quit her post with a six-figure payoff, after being censured for failing to speak out about widespread sexual abuse by Pakistani gangs involved in grooming and sexual abuse of vulnersble under age girls has immediately been re-engaged as a consultant and is being paid almost £1,000 a day.

Gaddafi’s home town falls to Islamic State in anarchic Libya
Under the rule of strongman dictator Muammar Gaddafi Libya was the most prosperous nation on the African continent and its nationals had the highest standard of living. Since the western Coalition, the FUKUS Axis led by Barack Hussein Obama (nee Barry Dunham) supported a rag tag army of dissidents, malcontents and religious fanatics by bombing the Gaddafi regime (along with much of Libya's infrastructure to oblivion, the nation has descended into near anarchy.

Elderly Sweedish Residents Evicted to Make Way for Asylum Seekers

The latest outrage from Sweden's Politically Correct Fascists is a report about elderly residents of the Millmark center in Sörmark, being served with eviction notices on last week because their group retirement home declared was due to be transformed into a government asylum shelter for 'refugees' (aka illegal immigrants).

Global Warming Is Not Causing Any Polar Ice Cap Meltdown Says NASA
Updated data from NASA satellite instruments reveal the Earth’s polar ice caps have not receded at all since the satellite instruments began measuring the ice caps in 1979. Since the end of 2012, moreover, total polar ice extent has largely remained above the post-1979 average. The updated data contradict one of the most frequently asserted global warming claims – that global warming is causing the polar ice caps to recede.

Brexit - The End Of The European Superstate Dream?
David Cameron, having won the election with a wafer thin majority is now under the cosh from eurosceptics in his own party as well as party managers panicked by the rise of UKIP. He has promised an early in-out referendum on Britain's future membership of the EU but can he win the concessions he needs to secure a yes vote from the punters

How Congressional Republicans Lie to Approve Obama Trade Deals
With opposition to Obama's 'anything-but-free' trade treaties Trans Pacific Partnership and Trans-Atlantic Trade And Investment Partnership strengthening both in the USA and Europe, it is interesting to observe how support for Obama's neo - con inititiative which would grant corporate lawyers the power to overturn national law, is not falling according to the usual political party lines. Billionaires and those on the payroll of global corporations are broadly in support, others are recognising the threat to democracy and personal liberty.

Political, academic and business elite push for introduction of Cashless Society
The ' cashless society' has been a pipedream of technology nerds, control freak politicians and academics who favour global fascism for some years. The technology now exists, the political consensus appears to exist (because the elites have underestimated the strength of feeling against globalism around the world, and the voices raised in support of this latest attack by the technology tyrants on individual liberty and privacy are geting louder.

IMF Attempts to Hide True Cost of Renewables
A new report ffrom the International Monetary Fund (IMF) claims Fossil fuel companies are benefiting from a global subsidy of £3.4 trillion a year. The figure dwarfs that of government handouts aimed at encouraging investors to put money into unprofitable renewable energy sources such as wind turbines. Total subsidies for renewables are stated to amount to £77 billion a year.

Racist Student Union Officer says 'I Can't be Racist'
We have often made points about the hypocroisy of the left, but a Student Union diversity officer from London beats all comers. Having tweeted 'kill all white men' she justifies herself by saying that as an ethnic minority woman she cannot be racist or bigoted.

Adolescent Girl Raped By 60 Men In Asian Grooming Gang
A trial jury atThe Old Bailey, London, heard yesterday the harrowing ddetails of how two schoolgirls were groomed and raped by an paedophile gang based in Aylesbury, Bucks, while aged just 12 and 13. Eleven gang members, accused of carrying out the crimes between 2006 and 2012 face 49 criminal charges between them including statutory rape, child prostitution and creating child pornography, The Daily Mirror reports.

John Kerry Calls For The Internet To Be Placed Under The Authority Of The United Nations
US Secretary of State John Kerry, speaking earlier this week in South Korea, said that the Internet “needs rules to be able to flourish and work properly.” This, according to Kerry, is necessary even for “a technology founded on freedom.” Kerry made his remarks in the context of talking about how international law is applicable to the Internet.

The New World Order?
It is hard to think of another phrase that gets authority worshippers quite so wound up as New World Order. The worlds always prompt a sneerfest among those who are quick to shout 'Conspiracy Theory' and slow to think. The phrase was not coined by a conspiracy theorist, nor was is some secret masonic code used on United States dollar bills to signify the intention to create a global empire (Novus Ordo Seclorum does not even mean 'New World Order' - more below).

He's Not The Messiah, His Name Is Edymandias - Miliband's slab stunt goes down like a Lead Balloon Only two days campaigning left before polls open for the 2015 general election. Who will winn? Opinion Poll show no conclusive trends. But inside information tells us the reason conservative Prime Minister David Cameron has a smile on his face as the campaigning draws to a close. Farage is radiant, clegg liooks chirpy, only Ed Milband is down in the dumps.

Mediterranean Immigrant Crisis - EU plays politics with lives
The story of the migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean from the coast of north Africa to Italy is a humanitarian crisis. But when the British government offered Royal Navy ships to help with rescue operations and in bringing to justice the ruthless criminals who take exhorbitant feees then put hundreds of lives at risk by herding their clients onto unseaworthy, overloaded boats, European Union officials started to attach political conditions to UK help

EU Accused of Using Migrant Boat Crisis to Further Integration
The unelected bureaucrats who run EU stand accused of cynically exploiting the Mediterranean boat people crisis to further it’s European integration program that will result in the national sovereignty of 28 ~(and growing) member states being abolished as they are amalgamated into a single federal superstate.

House battery to store energy will 'change entire infrastructure of the world' - or maybe not
Another costly new product hailed as a breakthough in technology, this time a clutching-at-straws exercise from the failing electric car company Tesla, completely fails to live up to the hype under scrutiny. Hailed as a super battery, a mjor advance in battery technology that will change the world to store power for a household, it turns out to be nothing more than a streamined car battery. It will run the average home for about 2 hours.

EU and US talk of war with Russia
The European People’s Party (EPP) is the largest political group in the European Parliament, and they are unerringly supportive of America's efforts to start a war with Russia. “The time of talk and persuasion with Russia is over," MEP and Vice-President of the EPP told a meeting on Tuesday, 21 April, “Now it’s time for a tough policy, and concentration on defence and security ...”

How Mainstream Media And The Major Political Parties Are Making Sure Voters Do not Hear The Voices Of Politics' Most Powerful Critics
As the General Election campaign starts to heat up, we try to shift focus away from the squabbling between Conservative and Labour about who can make the most promises they have no intention of keeping and to the real issues concerning jobs, social breakdown , mass immigration, and loss of national sovereignty.

Multi-Cultural England: Are You Feeling The Progressive Diversity That's Enriching Your Life Visit some parts of most British cities with large immigrant populations and you will be hard pressed to recognize it, certainly my granparents would struggle to recognize the towns they knew. Appeasement of foreigners has destroyed the character of our communities but as usual the political left advise solving the problem by doing over again the things that caused it.


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Leonora (historic fiction) by Gina Pounds - Review

Comedy Menu:

Comedy writing, verse, poetry, comic songs, cartoons, comic fiction, comic verse. If you are looking for a laugh and you can't find one here you are very hard to please.

Wide World


Join our writers as they take you around the world in words and pictures. No typical travelogue this because we try wander away from the usual tourist destinations, to delve a little deeper into the nature of the place, locals you might travel to, investigate the culture, how communities developed and what has made things the way they are. Look for overlaps here with our history, food and music menus as we try to recreate a little of the atmosphere. Nobody has yet found a way to digitise smells but as soon as the technology is abailable we will bring you that aspect of the ambience too.

Health and Wellbeing


How to make healthy eating fun, exercise that is not a chore, lessons in how to chill, sensible drinking. Health and Wellbeing are one of the main concerns that cause stress in this increasingly crazy world. In this menu find articles, spoken word and video on how to cope with the stresses of modern life, how to make a personal refuge for yourself even in a crowded place and how to fend off the pressures of the aggressive consumer society we inhabit.

The Natural World


Anything to do with nature can find a place here, from exploring a cave complex to articles and video on wildlife. There are obvious overlaps here with travel, health and wellbeing and the environment menus but that is the nature of The Greenteeth Labyrinth. Just as a walk in the woods might lead one of our writers to record the habits of an animal colony or write on the breeding cycle of birds, so in the Labyrinth you never know where a link might lead you to.


Real Lives - the biography menu

Biographical writing on the lives of the famous and the unknown (who often have the more interesting stories to tell,) memoir, stories told in verse, in pictures with commentary, in any way because Greenteeth Labyrinth is about using the power and versatility of new media to communicate in new ways. Everybody has a story to tell and their own way of telling it. Cameraderie, shared hardship, life on the factory floor or in the field, triumph, tragedy, survival, if it is true life it belongs here and we will find the best way of presenting it. THIS MENU is not live yet but find A Stroke Of Luck, Ian Thorpe's memoir of recovery from a massive brain haemorrhage available to read free online. Go to A Stroke Of Luck - Chapter 1

Past Perspectives: New Angles On History
History as it is taught in conventional schools and colleges is mostly wrong. Not slightly wrong, not just spun a bit to fit a political agenda but blatantly wrong. Worse, it is deliberately wrong. The Roman Empire, usually presented as the great civilising force in the western world, the enlightened society that dissed its enemies as Barbarians and Heathens was in many ways actually less civilised that the Bararians it conquered. The Celts of Norhern Europe, the Moors of North Africa and the Persians all had well organised societies and in many ways were ahead of Rome in technology and scholarship.
The American War Of Independence was not fought for religious freedom of in the first instance for freedom of any kind. The rebels were asking for seats in the British Parliament for the colonies, "no taxation without representation." The rebel leaders were British Gentleman Adventurers and many of the senior British Officers were supporters of the Stewart claim to the throne, regarding the Hanoverians as usurpers. Thus they were tacitly sympathetic to the rebellion. These are just two of the instances in which history needs to be viewed from a different perspective if a true picture is to be seen. There is much more in this menu.

A Quick Tour Of The Church of Saint Mary and All Saints, Whalley, Lancashire, UK A quick tour of the parish church of St Mary and All Saints in Whalley gives us a glimpse of the history of this area.There has been a Christian church on this site since the seventh century and though the eariest parts of the current building are from the tenth century stones from the older church were used in the construction. Three ancient Saxon crosses that stand in the church grounds are also from the tenth century


Philo & Sophia - Philosophy can be fun

From the core philosophies of the great religions to the ideas of modern existentialists, philosophy is regarded as dull, heavy and irrelevant. But philosophy is ideas and ideas are the most exciting things in the world. In the Greenteeth Labyrinth we try to bring you philosophy lite, wisdom without weight. From the origins of the Universe to the myseries of quantum physics, from the earliest forms of Goddess worship to the quasi - religious ideas of self help gurus, all is examined here. You will even find some articles in this menu showing up in the comedy pages too.The overall message of Philo and Sophia though can be summed up in the words of Hypatia of Alexandria, proto-feminist of the ancient world who said, "All formal and dogmatic religions are fallacious, to teach superstitions as truth is the most terrible thing. Reserve your right to think, for even to think wrongly is better than not to think at all."
What happened to her for thinking like that? Enter the menu to find out.

Fools and Dreamers - the poetry pages


Like philosophy, poetry is a type of literature easily shunned as boring. Often that dismissal is accurate, particularly in the case of modernists, whose self-indulgent navel gazing verse is deliberately made so obscure and complex it is doubtful even the poets themselves understand WTF they are banging on about. On the other hand there are maverick bands of poets, freal traditionalists, wandering the net attacking the unwary readers with their polysyllabic peregrenations through poetry's more arcane medieval forms. Bad traditional petry can be as much a turnoff as modern do-it-yourself psychology poems. At Greenteeth we publish the poets we think are fun, especially those who bring us their work in audio or video form. Poetry is about rhythm, pace and timing as much as language. Words can lie dead on a page. Let us bring them to life for you and maybe help you find a new form of entertainment to enjoy.

The Greenteeth Art Gallery

Famour artists introduced and their work examines, images of great paintings available to browse online. This new section is expanding rapidly, keep looking in.

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Janet Caldwell

Other Poetry Menus: Audio Poetry Menu
Latest: Click on link to menu for text versions and on links below to go straight to audio. [ Suzannas's Tits] ... [ Wishing ] ... [ For An American Girl ] ... [ Alien In My Bed ] ... [ Favourite Boy ] ...[ Late Nite Movie ] ... [ Casual Sex In New York ] ... [ Love Like Chains] ... [ A Pale Horse ] [ Comic Verse ]
Love Poems Menu

The Science and Technology Menu
Science and Technology is not a collection of work lauding all things scientific but is somewhere you will find objective and independent writing on technologies including sustainable power generation, internet developments, IT hardware, transport technology, food production and all areas of research and development while articles on natural sciences will set out to challege orthodox thinking. If you are one of those people who is trying to establish science as a rival to religion you will not feel at home here but if you like to keep up with at the latest developments from a wide perspective while reasing about them in a style that does not attempt to blind readers with science you will be in your element.

Humanitas - Everything That makes Us Human
Who are we, where do we come from, what's it all about, is there any point to all that we do ? Should we give a damn?
There is a very nasty tasting mindset being bred in the academic world, and particularly in the fields of science and technology, that insidiously suggests all the qualities that make being human so wonderful are in fact weaknesses and should be resisted if not eliminated. "We should all try to live scientifically" one eminent scientist recently suggested as if there was anything about life that could even loosely be described as scientific. In the end the scientists and tech-heads, with their insane belief in reason, logic and evidence based knowledge are little different to religious fundamentalists in the way they cling desperately to their certainties while the rest of us blunder hopefully through life trying to make some sense of it all.
Sub Menus: [ People and Customs ] ... [ Who We Are ] ... [ Work and Play ]

Faith and Spirituality
Wander through the writing of followers of various faiths, belief systems and traditions and maybe feel inspired to explore your own spirituality. You will find no preaching here, while all are welcome to submit to us their point of view, christian, muslim, jewish, hindi, buddhist, pagan and all their variations any work that tries to suggest one faith has the right understanding of life, the universe and everything while all the others are wrong will be rejected.

LATEST POSTS: [ What A Pagan Believes ] ... [ The True Tale Of The Easter Bunny ] ... [ The Druid Path ] ...

A Quick Tour Of The Church of Saint Mary and All Saints, Whalley, Lancashire, UK A quick tour of the parish church of St Mary and All Saints in Whalley gives us a glimpse of the history of this area.There has been a Christian church on this site since the seventh century and though the eariest parts of the current building are from the tenth century stones from the older church were used in the construction. Three ancient Saxon crosses that stand in the church grounds are also from the tenth century

'There lives more faith in honest doubt, believe me, than in half the creeds.'

from In Memoriam by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

The Daily Stirrer


The Contraversialist Blog that aims to bring you the most provocative and fearless opinion on the topics of the day. Daily Stirrer contributors write from the heart and shoot from the hip on all the topics that are making news. They will tackle business and politics, bureucracy, health society, science and technology. education, transport and any other issue where the media conspire with the money men to make sure the difficult questions are not being asked.
Daily Stirrer Home Page

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Bog of Blogs

Links to our favourite Blogs around the web. If you can't find enough interesting content in our pages, the Bog of Blogs will give even the most avid readers enough to keep them happy for a long time. Humour, celebrity, sport, politics, entertainment, observation, relationships, nature, its all here.

Boggart Blog Central
Find selections from Boggart Blog, our flagship daly publication.
Boggart Network News: [ 1 ] ... [ 2 ] ... [ 3 ] ... [ 4 ] ... [ 5 ] ... [ Boggart Blog Central 6 ] ... [ Boggart Blog Central 7 ] ... [ Boggart Blog Central 8 ] ... [ Boggart Blog Central9 ] ... [ bogboggart10 ]

The Audio Menu


Music, Fiction, Poetry, hear them all when you explore the Labyrinth's audio menu. First up as we launch this new menu is Brother Bastion. Click the name to go to his page, read about the act, hear sample tracks and find out how to buy Brother bastion's music online.

The Video Menu

This is being sorted out now as our video work is scattered all over the web. Here are a few videos to get the menu started. { Fingers - silly comic verse ] ... [ The Conservative Contender ] ... [ Them ] ... [ We Made Love ... [ Skin ]

We Made Love ] ... { For Money ]

[ Them - A poem for the surveillance society]
One of the biggest worries to afflict people living in modern economically developed nations is the loss of privacy. CCTV, databases, surveillance technology and internet monitoring contribute to a feeling we are losing our freedom as individuals. This poem by by British poet Ian R Thorpe sums up the zeitgeist.
See video "Them" only

Picture Gallery


This menu is being populated with a few posts before we open a dedicated menu. First up is Gull In Flight at Robin Hood's Bay
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Young River photo accompanies a nature poem by Ian R Thorpe [ Poetry Menu ] ... [ Featured Writer ]

More typical of what we are doing (and more intersting perhaps are the photosets which will build into a tour of an area. We start these with Rievaulx Abbey [ 1 ] ... [ 2 ] ..., the spectacular ruin of a Cistercian monastery in North Yorkshire that did not survive being knocked abut a bit by King Henry VIII and his boys.



Meditations


A series of evocative photographs with commentary aimed at reminding people that is the hetic world of work, amition amd conspicuous consumption we must not forget how to simply be.
Sunsets, rivers, hills and valleys, gardens, seascapes, churches, temples and sacred spaces, architectural features, anything that might make people take time to appreciate their surroundings and just feel a sense of connectedness with their world can feature here. Intro and Menu for this section [ Have We Forgotten How To Be ]

Now go and find some peace and relaxation. What Do You Want To See?



Art Menu
Our newest addition. We Will be grpwing this menu rapidly.
The Kelpie

Education Menu
As the rhetoric of politicians, academics and leaders of the teching professions gets more lurid the product being turned out by the education system gets dumber. So what can be done? The thing politicians, teachers and academics hate more than anything is ridicule. So the Boggart Bloggers say "On With The Motley."

LATEST POSTS [ Lazy Pupils Exam Guide ] ... [ Duming Down Conspiracy ]


Food Menu Greenteeth continues to expand, the addition of a food menu is our latest venture. This is in the very early stages of its gestation period at the moment but here are links to the first two items added.

[ Snacks: Egg and Onion Sandwich ] ... [ Hot and Tasty - Bolton Hot Pot ]


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