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Chancellor Darling's PBR Cancels Christmas And The Future

Both the USA and Britain are in a debt crisis that dwarfs the catastrophe of climate change. Other developed nations are crippled by debt and their Public Sector Borrowing Requirement but not completely hamstrung yet. Read how government borrowing by means of selling bonds to finance out of control public spendingis dragging us into the abyss.

Chancellor Darling PBR Cancels Christmas And The Future
by Ian R Thorpe
2009-12-16
CREATIVE COMMONS: Attribute, non commercial, no derivs.
KEYWORDS: economy, crisis, finance, debt, interest, currecny, inflation, gold, markets, government, politics, bank, nations

. At this time last year we wrote in our other journal Boggart Blog "Chancellor darling you saved our Christmas" after the Chancellor's 2.5% cut in VAT enabled us all to stop worrying about the economic crisis, climate change, war, the future and everything and enjoy the festive season. Or so the government's spin machine would have had us believe.

This year however, now that we have had time to digest the Pre Budget Report (PBR) Chancellor Darling delivered a couple of weeks ago in which he spoke optimistically of the prospects of a recovery, a return to growth and the restoration of our right to borrow money and spend insanely in the pursuit of happiness. And having tried to digest the mix of your optimistic words and the unpalatable figures they served to conceal it is clear Mr. Darling was not just being economical with the truth but downright miserly.

The fact is the government can only se a way out of its debt crisis by forcing us all into such deep debt our lives will be owned by our creditors and we will be reduced to a state resembling medieval serfdom.

The economic miracle of this country's transformation between 1979 and 2007 from a nation that made and sold stuff to a nation that sold debt and pulled wealth out of a top had was an illusion. There was no economic miracle, just a willingness on the part of government and the banks to borrow from the future in order to finance growth. The labour party having performed that trick more successfully since 1997 that the Conservatives did between 1979 and 1997 are now trying to hoodwink us with it again. Along with the global carbon taxes that will be proposed in whatever political confidence trick emerges from the Copenhagen Climate Conference, the only plan governments in the developed world have to deal with the financial meltdown is to get us all borrowing to spend again.

How can they do that? By borrowing money of course. The trick might have stood some chance of success were anybody still willing to lend at favourable interests rates. That is what these governments are trying to do. It will not work because the international banks whose success was built on investing in assets that had no substance, i.e. bundles of debt secured against assets the value of which had been inflated beyond reality for accounting purposes, specifically to make dodgy balance sheets look good and facilitate more borrowing.

The global economy, that economic perpetual motion engine the politicians and academics promised would lead humanity through the next stage in our "ascent to the light" was in fact nothing but a gigantic Ponzi scheme. So long as money keeps being pumped in the investors can be paid their dividend and so long as the investors are getting their money they are happy are happy.

Sounds perfect, too good to be true in fact. So where did it all go wrong.

Things began to go wrong a long time ago, before anyone outside the world of economics academe had heard of Milton Friedman or monetarism. We could finger 1971, the year the USA abandoned the gold standard but that would be a bit unfair. Giving up the pretence that at a secret location somewhere in he USA there existed a heavily guarded vault where was stored THE GOLD. This myth of THE GOLD allowed people to believe there was a bit of gold in that vault for every United States Dollar in circulation. The myth was what enable the world to have confidence in the $US as the world's trading currency. Strangely for years after the American government had finally admitted, as other governments had decades earlier that there was no enough gold in the world to underwrite all the dollars in circulation.

Everything has a value, the economists said, so why not underwrite bank notes with stuff. Instead of the words printed on currency notes, "I promise to pay the bearer on demand the sum of " implying a promise to give the person holding the bank note a bit of gold so tiny that as sure as eggs are eggs they would lose it on the way home why not promise to give them some eggs or cheese or butter or a car or bricks or coal or potatoes. The idea sounded great on paper, it would free commodities to find their own value in the markets and trade would increase for ever as people traded stuff using paper as the means of exchange.

It soon became clear that like the banknotes nobody could swap for a bit of gold, the new economic policy was not worth the paper it was printed on.

What nobody had noticed however was that while we were all swapping our lives for bits of paper somebody else, somebody too clever by half but lacking life experience in the real world, had thought that instead of earning a modest but steady living by making real stuff we could leave all that dirty hands work to the developing nations like China, India and Japan while we all got rich selling each other money.

There was a problem with this. Because we had to buy all our stuff from China, India and Japan and all those places we had exported our manufacturing industry to we owed them a lot of money. So what did we do we borrowed money (or to put it a more technical way, we sold bonds which is a way of borrowing from the future) to pay our bills. And who bought the bonds? China, India and Japan and all those countries to which we had outsourced the task of catering to our expensive consumer habit. Because the west has allowed manufacturing to decline so much the money we are happy to sell to and buy from each other isn't very appealing to the manufacturing nations of the east. We have forgotten how markets work and our creditors are no dummies. "We don't want your money, every time you pay for stuff with your money we find the value has dropped so we can buy less off the stuff we need like oil, iron, copper. You must pay the interest you owe on our bond holdings in GOLD.

You may see for yourselves what is happening. Every month when the interest payments on government bonds falls due there is a spike in the gold price as western nations have to pay whatever is asked in order to buy enough gold to avoid default on their obligations. And who do you think owns the gold we must buy every month to pay China, India and Japan the interest we owe them? China, India and Japan or course.

So we could look at the day the world's most powerful economy admitted the myth of THE GOLD as the point when the current problems started. Or we could look further back. Someone once said those who do not learn from history's mistakes are condemned to repeat them. Politicians are notorious for not learning from history's mistakes. They prefer to rewrite history books rather than reading them (this is particularly true of politicians of the left.)

If we look back at other recessions we see a pattern emerge. It is when employment figures come out of freefall and level off, when stock markets stabilise and begin to climb out of the abyss and when economics ministers announce the economy has turned the corner and is set to expand rapidly as the national economy continues its climb onward and upward that the real trouble starts. This time it is wore than it has ever been before and much worse for Britain than for America, Canada, Australia and other industrialised nations of the EU. Britain's economic meltdown has been exacerbated by the way that as well as following policies that inflated a debt led bubble economy Gordon Brown in his years as both Prime Minister and Chancellor has enthusiastically followed the Thatcherite policy of selling off national assets to fund government vanity projects.

When Chancellor darling now talks of rebuilding the economy he forgets we will have to sell bonds money from China, India, Japan and the rest to buy the building materials. And the interest on those debts will add to the national indebtedness which is on the point of starting to expand exponentially.

How come The Daily Stirrer is the only place you will read such a pessimistic analysis. How come the mainstream media are not tearing the government apart in a bloodfest you ask.

Easy, this journal is written by a bunch of old gits who no longer need to earn a living and a few young mavericks who have been let down by the government and see their aspirations evaporating (and we will protect their identities at all costs). It costs about 10 a month to keep The Daily Stirrer online which will not break any of us and so we can say what we like. Newspapers run on debt, they are at the mercy of their creditors, the banks. The banks, like the government want to persuade you to start borrowing against the future to fund lavish lifestyles again in order to kick start the economy. Independent television is in the same boat. The BBC while nominally independent is at the mercy of the government which only has to threaten to divert funds from television licence fees elsewhere to head off to honest a critique of the government's mismanagement of the economy.

OK so now you will have enough faith in us to want to know more. What will happen in 2010? The big danger is inflation. The value of the GB and the US$ have fallen in real terms by about 25% in 2009 against vital commodities such as grain and metals. America has its own problems with the arrested adolescents in The White House still believing the economy runs on monopoly money, meanwhile in the UK the global financial markets have already shown their concern at Chancellor darling's plans to return the economy to grown and to fund the month on month deficit by borrowing. Prices of UK bonds in world markets have fallen sharply. Now the way bonds work is that when prices fall the interest rate effectively rises. Also a fall in the price undermines confidence in the currency and economy. So the Bank Of England has to buy in its own bonds to keep the price up. We are in a tailspin, each time we borrow money by selling bonds just to stay afloat we ensure a need to borrow more money to pay the interest on our borrowings.

There have been noises about Britain losing its credit rating, AAA with Standard and Poor's, the highest. Even fears of that happening are enough to prompt our creditors to seek higher interest rates when they buy our bonds. So we are heading for a situation where the need to buy in our bonds that pay low interest in order to stop the currency collapsing we are selling bonds on which in the future the nation must pay a higher rate of interest. Anybody with UK bond holdings and some spare cash to invest is going to run hands together gleefully and say "Yes, we'll have some of that."

This article does not begin to cover a hundredth part of the trouble the UK economy is in and we do not know yet how many more problems Gordon Brown will create by promising to give vast sums annually to poor nations to help combat climate change.

Do not be fooled by the optimistic noises about the economy being made by the government and bankers. The only way they can possibly get us out of his mess in by selling al least half of us into slavery or medieval serfdom.

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When Labour elected Ed Miliband as their leader in 2010 it was clear the party had a death wish. The 'broad church' Prime Minister Harold Wilson spoke of in the 1960s, the alliance of intellectuals and socially conservative industrial workers who made up the party's core vote managed to coexist. Then came feminism, politically correct thinking, New Labour factions as the party started to tear itself apart. It looks as if we are in the endgame.

Food health fascism: Salt, Sugar, Saturated Fat, Alcohol, Cheese, Fizzy Drinks, Chocloate, ... if you enjoy it, it will kill you - maybe.
We are all familiar with those health scare stories that seem to pop up in mainstream media at least once a week claiming this that or the other will kill us. Few people spot the irony in that a few days earlier the same sensationalist rag will have carried a story under a similar screaming headline, claiming that scientists have found the stuff being demonised is in fact good for us ...

Another Big Lie About Ukraine’s War
When the army of the DNI [commonly called Ukraine’s ‘rebels’] are retired Russian military, the West immediately writes about "Russian aggression". And if retired (believe that retired) military mercenaries from the EU are fighting on the side of the APU [commonly called the Ukrainian government], why do the same media not write about "the aggression of the European Union?"

Massive Explosion in China: Do We Know the Full Story?
The massive explosion at a chemical plant in the city of Tianjin in northern China was a shocking eveny by any standard. But as usual in recent years, once the initial horror recedes the unfortunate accident narrative starts to unravel. The first thing we notice is that the disaster is very convenient for certain parties, the second is that official news reports just don't make sense, and the third is that eye witness reports contradict the edited news stories. Now read on ...

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Syrian politicians opposed to the Assad regime, but against Islamic fundamentalist groups will be in Moscow this week to take part in talks on a Russian plan for a new anti-jihad coalition that would see Syrian President Bashar al-Assad continue as leader of his country. Given the implacable hostility betwee Syrian opposition groups, don't expect any agreements

Why Assad is Winning: Victory For Secular Ruler In Syria Will Transform the Middle East. While mainstream media continue to spin the Washington lie that US sponsored rebels are about to topple the Assad regime in Syria (the story they have been telling us for three years, an examination of the news feeds that mainstream news publisher and broadcasters use, which are free from Washington's propaganda spin reveal a different story.

Philo and Sophia - The Page For Lovers Of Wisdom
You might find some of the more bizarre fringes of philosophy and thought from history and from around the world here here, among the original thinking of our contributors. As with most pages in The Greenteeth Labyrinth this is not a page for academics or conventional students but for explorers and people who like to play with fresh or off - centre ideas.

Ugly Marxist Lesbians Demand Right To Menstruate In Public
The story of the militant femists munter who ran a marathon on the first day of her 'monthlies' without using a tampon or sanitary towel (they're a sexist symbol or the oppressive patriarchy donchakow) is not new. The London Marathon was run back in April and the story of Kiran Gandhi's brave stance against male oppression (along with pitures of the dark stain speading across the croth of her leggings) was ignored by mainsteam and alternative media alike.

While we watch Unkraine and Turkey The War Goes On In Syria
With mainstream media focused on ISIS and Ukraine amid, fears of an excalation of local problems into a war between East, West and Islam, we are in danger of forgetting nasty little civil conflicts like the one between forces loyal to the secular dictator Assad and the Al Nusra rebels who want to replace a secular dictatorship with an even more ruthless theocracy.

Boko Haram kills four on highway in NE Nigeria
Boko Haram Islamists shot dead four people and abducted five others in an ambush on a highway in northeastern Nigeria, local vigilantes said Monday.Several gunmen opened fire on a bus and a car near Nwajurko village in Borno State Sunday, killing four passengers and seizing survivors who tried to flee, according to witnesses.

The housing association that will no longer build homes for the poor
One of the largest housing associations in the UK last week announced it would no longer build social housing. Instead, its chief executive said, it will only build homes for sale, for rent at full market rates or for shared ownership. Furthermore, Genesis housing association, which owns and manages about 33,000 homes around London and the south-east, will consider selling or raising the rents on its existing social homes once they become vacant.

"Big Brother State": FBI Says Citizens Should Have No Secrets That The Government Can't Access
The surveillance state predicted in George Orwell's novel "1984" has gradually crept up on us. With no sense of irony, the government of the nation that calls itself "The land of the free" has led the way in trying to persuade citizents that the only way they can be safe from vague and largely fictitious "existential threats to democracy" is to surrender civil rights and freedom to determine our own destiny ...

OSCE saw no military hardware, weaponry crossing from Russia to Ukraine – mission head
One American attempt to raise worldwide support for military intervention in Ukraine was an allegation that US spy satellites had photographed Russian military convoys heading across the border into territory held by Ukrainian separatist rebels.
When challenged to provide proof the US government showed us some pictures so fuzzy and indistinct

Calais Crisis: Just Part of an Invasion That Exposes Government And EU Impotence


Many commentators, from Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson to Andy Burnham and Owen Jones have warned the migrant crisis at Calais will spread, diversify and worsen (the solutions differ, from Farage's sensible proposal that we close the border to the prepubescent Trotskyite Jones' idiotic suggesition that we scrap all controls and let a hundred million or so economic migrants flood into the country ...

Christianophobic’ Hate Crimes Treble in Five Years in Multicultural Paradise Sweden

Religious, racist, and xenophobic “hate crimes” are at their highest ever level in Sweden, with “Christianophobic” crimes seeing the fastest growth.A new report from the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention reveals 2014 was a record year for so-called hate crime in Sweden. The Scandinavian 'multicultural paradise' experienced the highest level of hate crimes in recorded history.

Russia Just Sent out a Message NATO Should Better Listen To
The key paragraph from the latest official Russian naval doctrine is that Putin and his military advisers have sent a clear message that NATO encroachment is unacceptable. To be honest, there is nothing earth shattering in this, The Daily Stirrer and many other alternative media news and analysis sites have been warning for about two years that Obama's foreign policy was making conflict inevitable.

Kent Council Turns Retirement Home Next Door to School into Asylum Centre
In a move that echoes actions in Sweden and Germany which have displaced citizents from their homes to make way for 'asylum seekers' (foreign criminals), illegal immirants who make it through the tunnel or manage to stow away on ferries are to be housed in a former old peoples home which Kent county council originally closed because they said it would be too expensive to maintain.

Czech President Blasts Migrants: ‘Nobody Invited You Here’
The President of the Czech Republic told illegal immigrants (not refugees or asylum seekers) arriving in the country they must respect the country’s laws and customs or leave, telling them: “Nobody invited you here.”

Pointless
A young couple who climbed up a suspension bridge near Frankfurt to watch the sun rise prompted a major rescue operation when passers by reported

The Name Is Pronounced Nivea
The latest fashion in America is girls called Nevaeh. Virtually unheard of five years ago, the name – “heaven” spelt backwards – has become the 70th most popular name for baby girls in the country last year.

Financial Fraud: Market Rigging By Any Other Name
Over the past twenty years we have hasd many financial scandals, the dotcom bubble, misselling of investments, toxic debt, derivatives trading, maket rigging and interest rate rigging. A lot of the software used by these trading systems was developed with the intent of facilitating fraud.

Warring Migrant Tribes, Street Shootouts, Grenade Attacks, Government Says Its Multiculturalism?
"Sweden, that's where they commit suicide and the king rides a bicycle," a character in an Alan Bennet play famously said back in the 1980s, a reference to Sweden's reputation as the most boring country in the world. That reputation has long gone, thanks to 'enlightened and progressive' immigration politicies, the elegantstreets of Sweden's gothic styled cities are now more like Chicago in the Al Capone era.

Warring Migrant Tribes, Street Shootouts, Grenade Attacks, Government Says Its Multiculturalism? WTF Is Going On In Sweden?
"Sweden, that's where they commit suicide and the king rides a bicycle," a character in an Alan Bennet play famously said back in the 1980s, a reference to Sweden's reputation as the most boring country in the world. That reputation has long gone, the elegant streets of Sweden's gothic styled cities are now more like Chicago in the Al Capone era. Scandinavia's biggest nation state is in the grip of a terrifying crime wave instead ...

Banks want us all to have 'tap and pay' cards... even though they're a criminals wet dream
Unfortunately while the banks and tachology giants have been ironing out problems with contactless payment technology (like its habit of doing your good deed for the day by paying for other people's stuff), the crooks have been forging ahead with non-accidental ways to rip off your card. Thieves can easily steal key data from contactless credit and debit cards using equipment bought "easily and cheaply" online, consumers magazine Which? has warned UK consumers.

Gay Rights Lobby Calls for Ban on LGBT Therapy After Finding Hundreds of Health Workers Believe in a Cure The Daily Stirrer has noted many times that sheeple on the left of the political spectrum get very confused on finding not everybody agrees with their world view. but rather than accept they are bigots they turn on those who dissent. No surprise then that gay activist working in the NHS are turning on African, middle eastern and east Europan colleagues who believe homosexuality is a sin.

Has Nasa found another 'Earth' in corner of Milky Way?
The science clowns are going off their heads again, getting over-excited about the 'discovery' by the Kepler project of Earth 2, an earth like planet that it would only take twenty million ryears to reach in our fastest spacecraft id. What planet do these do these idiots live on?

So Who Are The real Racist Bigots - Those Who Have Opinions or those who would abolish free speech?
Since we began publishing in 2009 we have warned that the real enemies of freedom, the ones who would turn certain sectors of the community are not the conservatives and libertarians, but those who try to mask their fascistic politics by calling themselves left, liberal or socialist. If you want to know what socialism is really all about read up on Stalinist Russia or Maoist China and if you want a comparison for the 'liberal values of Labour and Social democrat voters in Europe or American democrats, look no further than the medieval Inquistion and their brutal purges of 'heresy'.

Pissed Off Locals In Europe Torch Refugee Centres To Resist Enforced Placement Of Immigrants

Citizens in Germany and Italy have taken to burning the resettlement centres in their communities designated to provide accommodation for people who have crossed the Mediterranean to enter Europe illegally.

Riots In Athens As Betrayed Greeks Take Back

Democracy
A converted country inn, forced to close due to punitive EU taxes and restrictive laws, then renovated at taxpayers expense for use by illegal migrants has been burned down in Reichertshofen, Germany after locals discovered it was being prepared to become refugee accommodation.

The Day The EU Died - Destruction Of Greece Shows True Fascist Nature Of The European Project Some inside information on the political stitch up that has turned GreeThe Day The EU Died - Destruction Of Greece Shows True Fascist Nature Of The European Projectce into a vassal state and humiliated the Greek people for the purpose of furthering the neo-Fascist 'ever closer union' agenda of the bureaucratic dictators in Brussels.

The Bansturbator Diaries - Ban Everything And Tax It Too
Red Meat, fast food,, Pies, Pizzas, Cigarettes, Alcohol, and now sugar. The fun fascists are on the rampage everywere. Is there anything we can do to stop them? Yes. all we have to do is ignore them, especially the ones who try to claim some kind of authority by using the word 'science' far more than is necessary.

Spain Goes Full Police State; Government Enacts Law Forbidding Dissent, 'Unauthorized' Photography Of Law Enforcement
Spain is now a police state again. On July 1st, its much-protested "gag" law went into effect, instantly making criminals of those protesting the new law. Not since the death of General Franco has free speech been a crime in the country.

TTIP in the EU: Rejecting Democracy
Trade deals have traditionally been about lowering particular tariffs for imports and exports of goods from one country to another. Trade is not as simple as that any more and for TTIP tariffs are a tiny part of the negotiations because tariffs between the EU and US are virtually non-existent these days. Trade in TTIP is about issues that are relevant and important to us all: from which services are publicly provided, to the safety of the food on our plates

Greece, Monetary Union and Europe - Omnibus
The Greek financial meltdown and inevitable exit from the European Monetary System (Euro) and possibly the EU may be staved off a little longer but will happen. If the burden of Euro membership can wreck strong economies like France, Austria and The Netherlands, how can a basket case like Greece ever cope.

Hackers Hacked - Government Ties Exposed
An Italian company develops hacking tools for government security agencies itself became the target of a hacker attack, resulting in its internal documents being leaked online and its deals with numerous governments being exposed.

Four Converging Crises Could Destroy Europe
Four great crises around Europe’s fringes threaten to engulf the European Union, potentially setting the ambitious post-war unification project back by decades. The EU’s unity, solidarity and international standing are at risk from Greece’s debt, Russia’s role in Ukraine, Britain’s attempt to change its relationship with the bloc, and Mediterranean migration.

Oregon bakery that refused same-sex couple owes $135,000 in damages
This page started by looking as a case of personal liberty versus gay fascism in Belfast, Northern Ireland but looks set to spread in all directions. While the Belfast Gay Cake case was, to the best of our knowledge, the first of its kind in Britain, there have already been a number of high profile cases in which the authorities have deemed that gay bitchiness trumps the civil rights of straight people,

Troika Is Manoeuvering To Rig The Greek Referendum
According to Greece's finance minister Yanis Varoufakis, the troika, the IMF, European Central Bank and EU Commission is planning to rig the outcome of the Greek referendum on whether to accept further austerity measures in return for bail out cash

Ending the Ownership of Money
It must be common knowledge by now that some of the world’s most economically powerful nations are insolvent due to the burden of sovereign debt. These economies are held together through by the faith of citizens and businesses in the currency. If that faith evaporates, the leading economies will crash as voters realise the only thing underwriting the economy is debt.

Climate Change: Physicist Asks Is a Deadly Ice Age on the Horizon?
The last ice age ended approximately 12,000 years ago, and since then we’ve been enjoying a pleasantly warm “interglacial period.” But given that an interglacial may last only 12,000 years, we’re confronted with a scary prospect: Another ice age may be nigh.

Government Paid Trolls Are Using 'Psychology-Based Influence Techniques' in Social Media
Have you ever come across someone on the Internet that you suspected was a paid government troll? Well, there is a very good chance that you were not imagining things. Thanks to Edward Snowden, we now have solid proof that paid government trolls are using “psychology-based influence techniques” on social media websites such as YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

Zuckerberg reveals Facebook Working On Apps 'Smarter Than Humans'
In an online Question and Answer session this week Facebook supremo and founding megalomaniacal sociopath Mark Zuckerberg announced that his company is engaged in building AI systems "that are better than humans at our primary senses."

Boko Haram attack on Nigerian village leaves nearly 100 people dead


According to eye witnesses nearly 100 people have been killed in an attack on mosques and houses in a village in north-eastern Nigerian by suspected Boko Haram militants, news feeds reported today (2 July 2015).

Sleepwalking Into Another Middle East War To Make Obama Look Good
Watching the news feeeds, we see The United States has blocked attempts by its alleged Middle East allies to fly heavy weapons directly to the Kurds fighting the Islamic State jihad in Iraq.

War, Famine, Plague and all that
It is no secret that “news” media in the developed world is owned by a few corporate empires whose ultimate owners' are financial operators whose reach extends into manufacturing, extraction industries, big agriculture and food,

The Day the Earth Died - And Why The Green Lobby Did Not Raise A Whimper In Protest
By selling their votes in return for pledges of government spending in their states the current crop of US Senators have effectively transformed their nation from a representative democracy to a dictatorship in which the President can make law on a whim.

Artificial Intelligence: Will It Kill Human Society?
The media, the so called 'experts' and politicians hail every technological advance as if it will btransport us from reality to a utopian paradise. but does Artificial Intelligence and related internet and computer technology pose theats to human society that far outweigh any possible advantages? Whateve, Google plan to put machines in our place on top of the food chain.

City of Berkeley to require cellphone sellers to warn of possible radiation risks
One of the fist themes of this blog was that mobile phones (and wi-fi etc.) do pose a risk to health. Here's the latest admission that the sceptics voices were right, from The Guardian

Have US tactics only helped to make ISIS more powerful?/b>
We have questioned the US led efforts to defeat ISIS in the middle east many times, pointing out that every time the western alliance steps up opposition to the establishment of a news Islamic Caliphate, Islamic State seem to get stronger. 'Conspiracy Theorists', our critics yell. So let's look at opinion from around the world that concurs with ours.

Refugee host school in Germany bans revealing clothes
We have asked before and no doubt will again, when the citizens of a nation are constantly asked to give up their freedoms and change their behaviour in order to avoid offending new arrivals from medievalist cultures, whose effing country is it anyway.

More Violence In Malmo As Community Centre Burned
27 'youths' arrested after shootout in Rosengård
More trouble in Sweden as the ruling elite's determination to had the country over to lawless gangsters and tribalists from barbaric third world cess pits sees violence and inter - tribal conflict continue to increase in the once peaceful suburbs of Swedish cities.

Refugeee Host School In Germany Bans Short Skirts As They Wind Up Muslim Boys
We have asked before and no doubt will again, when the citizens of a nation are constantly asked to give up their freedoms and change their behaviour in order to avoid offending new arrivals from medievalist cultures, whose effing country is it anyway.

How Ironic That Humourless Warmageddonists Will Not See The Irony
I've lost count of how many times this blog has highlighted the extraordinary consistency with which politicians and scientists working in concert manage to achieve the exact opposite of what they are aiming for. One might be tempted to think that the first step in proposing a scientific solution to any problem is to first understand what harm the unintended consequences of your solution might cause.

Saying The Unsayable
Watching BBC Question Time last Thursday, I was struck once again by the way it was left to one of the stock hate figures of the left, Melanie Phillips, to actually pronounce the great, clunking truth that the online activities of left wing hate mobs have rendered unsayable.

Mediterranean Boat People Crisis Threatens European Identity
As European leaders gathere for a summit meeting on the Mediterranean Immigrant crisis, Italy's Matteo Renzi has warned that Europe must find a solution to the ever increasing flow of migrants from third world locations or risk losing its identity.

Saying The Unsayable: Today, Melanie Phillips
Watching BBC Question Time last Thursday, I was struck once again by the way it was left to one of the stock hate figures of the left, Melanie Phillips, to actually pronounce the great, clunking truth that left wing hate mobs have made unsayable.

Russia Outmanoeuvres the west again
While mainstream media (and even some of the more rabidly fascistic left wing bloggers) have been trying to demonize Russia as a way of drumming up public sympathy for Barack Obama's efforts to start a shooting war with Moscow, we Boggart Bloggers and ...

America and UK Lead the World in Climate Scepticism Several times now it has looked as if the climate chance scare was over as the enthusiasm of climate scitentists for changing real world data to fit in with the predictions of their mathematical models has been exposed. But as the scare was never about the environment, but was a scam to redistribute wealth from rich to poor countries, the politicians are throwing their propaganda budgets behind it again.

Sham Marriages To Beat Immigration Laws Are Out Of Control
With main immigration news on being dominated by the Mediterranean boat people crisis and the masses at Calais hoping to stow away in a freight container, we forget that another way of getting somebody into the country is the sham marriage. Numbers involved may be small, but it is another indication of our governments' failure to address the immigration problem.

Mediterranean Immigrant Composite
The flow of undocumented migrants from Africa trying to cross the Mediterranean from the coast of Libya to Italian, Greek and Maltese territory seems unstoppable. Two factors in the problem however have been western (particlarly American meddling in the internal affairs of African states, and wester aid leading to a population explosion national infrastructures are unable to cope with. And of course European leaders haven't a clue how to deal with the problem.

De-Dollarization Du Jour: Russia's Largest Bank Issues Yuan-Denominated Guarantees
Leading the charge to multipolarity and de-dollarization are Russia, resugent despite economic sanctions and the rising superpower in waiting, China. The downgrading of the dollar is clearly demonstrated in the launch of the BRICS bank and the establishment of the AIIB.

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