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calendar   Monday - December 17, 2007

Perspectives

Too busy of a Monday to post anything substantial, but I see that LawDog, Ambulance Driver and Babs have teamed up again to write a terrific small town story.

Start at LawDog’s place, then continue with AD and finish it with Babs

Well worth the time.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 12/17/2007 at 09:40 PM   
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ENGLISH A MINORITY LANGUAGE IN 1,300 SCHOOLS

A brief article in last weeks paper states that police are now taking course in Polish due to numbers arriving here from that country.
I guess maybe Poles can’t learn English first?  Of course they can, as can others.  But what’s the incentive to bother when the host country bends over backwards to learn theirs?  I don’t blame any of em if they don’t try.  And most really do btw ...

English a minority language in 1,300 schools
By James Kirkup, Political Correspondent
Last Updated: 1:06pm GMT 17/12/2007

http://tinyurl.com/ynw4po

Children with English as their first language are now in the minority in more than 1,300 schools, according to official figures.
Top 30 areas where English is in the minority
The Daily Telegraph has obtained data from the Department for Children, Schools and Families illustrating the impact of high levels of immigration on the education system.

The figures show that in a total of 1,338 primary and secondary schools - more than one in 20 of all schools in England - children with English as their first language are in the minority.

In 600 of these schools, fewer than a third of pupils speak English as their first language.

The disclosure led to warnings that the rising number of foreign pupils without a decent grasp of English was putting intense pressure on teachers and undermining education standards.

The figures have fuelled demands from teachers’ leaders for more money to help meet the costs of teaching foreign-born children.

Teachers’ unions said educating a single non-English-speaking pupil could cost as much as £30,000 a year.

Coping with large numbers of foreign children risked undermining the quality of teaching given to all pupils, they said.

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See More Below The Fold

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Posted by Drew458   United Kingdom  on 12/17/2007 at 01:16 PM   
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calendar   Sunday - December 16, 2007

And then there was one … because it’s the only one that we really have almost no need for.

On this anniversary of the Bill of Rights, the Cato Institute takes a look at the smoldering remains of a thing called Freedom.

Here’s the CliffNotes version ...

1st: Free speech and religion. McCain-Fiengold. What more needs to be said, except that this misguided fool is running for President, again. For religion, it’s Ok for Santeria to sacrifice animals, and of course Islam is the Religion of Peace, but God help you if put up a manger scene in a public park, or wish people a Merry Christmas if you work retail.

2nd: Keep and Bear Arms. How many thousand gun laws do we have by now? 60, 70 thousand? I’m so glad people understand the word “infringed” or else we’d really have a lot of gun laws. But hey, they’re all just “reasonable restrictions”, right?

3rd: Quarter soldiers in your house. Woo hoo, this one’s solid. Just one case in our entire national history, Engblom v. Carey, and the justices found that this right extends even further than originally written!

4th: Unreasonable search and seizure. Combine the militarization of most police departments with “no knock” warrents and you get a big mess, usually involving stormtroopers wearing jackboots. Remember Elian Gonzales?

5th: Private property. Kelo v New London. What more can even be said? If I’m the government, what’s yours is mine if I can sell it to someone who can use it to generate more tax dollars than you do.

6th: Speedy public trial and an impartial jury. Rather weakened ... Plea bargaining deals - plead guilty to the little rap, because if you go to trial we’ll turn the world inside out to screw you.

7th: Right to trial by jury. So-so at best. Who needs a trial when the gov can slam you with huge fines without one? Cato Institute points out that the government can lay some mighty heavy fines on you without any trial (I’m thinking the IRS and perhaps ATFE) but I’m not sure that argument is a best fit to this Amendment. OTOH, look up the details of the “Lautenberg Amendment” if you gunnies don’t already know the words by heart.

8th: Cruel and unusual punishments abound. Excessive punishments certainly do. Look at the penalties for crack vs cocaine. At the other end of the spectrum, look at the shenanigans going on over the death penalty. Even lethal injection is thought to “cause too much suffering”. Cato thinks denying the deathly ill experimental drugs is a violation of the 8th, but that seems like a bit of a stretch to me.

9th: You have other rights than the ones here, even if they’re not written down. Yeah right. We seem to have a federal agency and a book full of laws for every single aspect of our lives, from what we breath, eat, drink, wear, sleep on, ride in, live in, buy, build, and even say. Not to mention how we run our lives, how we earn our money, how and what we teach our children. Government is total; what unenumerated rights are left for the people?

10th: What the feds don’t get the states and the people do. Wanna bet? The States don’t have it much better than the People. Seems to me that the federal government has been grabbing everything they could since the end of the Civil War. Certainly since FDR was in office. Still, the states go out of their way to impose their crap on their citizens, just in case the feds missed anything. And if the States miss anything, we always have county and town level governments, and even the micro-government of condo associations to fill in the gaps. So please, name me the powers reserved for the people, please.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 12/16/2007 at 04:40 PM   
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calendar   Saturday - December 15, 2007

Weekend Funnys

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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 12/15/2007 at 01:00 PM   
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calendar   Friday - December 14, 2007

Bye Bye John Bull

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Brits sign EU treaty, give up sovereignty

Here, read all about it in the Sun, the paper I stole the headliner from. Love how the fellow is flippin everyone off.

FOREIGN Secretary David Miliband signed the hated EU treaty - hours before Prime Minister Gordon Brown arrived in Lisbon.

Mr Brown also later signed the document in a low key ceremony.

The developments come despite an eleventh-hour bombshell that it means surrendering control of Britain’s immigration policy.

The warning was issued to the PM last night as he prepared to wave the white flag over our right to make our own laws.

It emerged tens of thousands of foreigners facing the boot from the UK will be winners.

They will get new rights to overturn decisions by Britain’s Immigration and Asylum Tribunal.

It means failed asylum seekers will be free to take their cases to the European Court of Justice in Strasbourg — giving the final say to unelected EU judges.

And it is all thanks to a treaty critics warn is practically the SAME as the ill-fated EU Constitution, which bit the dust two years ago after the French and Dutch rejected it in referendums.

Some of the wonderful parts of England’s new “constitution” ...

ARTICLE 19:

1. Collective expulsions are prohibited.

2. No one may be removed, expelled or extradited to a State where there is a serious risk that he or she would be subjected to the death penalty, torture or other inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

ARTICLE 7:

Everyone has the right to respect for his or her private and family life, home and communications.

ARTICLE 15:

1. Everyone has the right to engage in work and to pursue a freely chosen or accepted occupation.

2. Every citizen of the Union has the freedom to seek employment, to work, exercise the right of establishment and provide services in any Member State.

3. Nationals of third countries authorised to work in the territories of the Member States are entitled to working conditions equivalent to those of citizens of the Union.

ARTICLE 18:

The right to asylum shall be guaranteed with due respect for the rules of the Geneva Convention of 28 July 1951 and the New York Protocol of 31 January 1967 relating to the status of refugees and in accordance with the Treaty establishing the European Community.

ARTICLE 45:

1. Every citizen of the Union has the right to move and reside freely within the territory of the Member States.

2. Freedom of movement and residence may be granted, in accordance with the Treaty establishing the European Community, nationals of third countries legally resident in the territory of a Member State.

So basically they will no longer have any control AT ALL over who lives in their country. Bloody hell.

Is there any good news? Well, the “treaty” isn’t exactly popular ...

Every other EU leader has admitted the treaty is virtually identical to the doomed Constitution. Last night Labour MPs on the powerful Commons Foreign Affairs Committee warned Foreign Secretary David Miliband not to treat voters as fools.

Andrew MacKinlay said of the Constitution: “A majority of the public feel it and the treaty are one and the same.”

Mr Brown faces a bitter Commons revolt in January when he tries to force the treaty through Parliament.

Let’s just pray that a helluva fight starts up in there come the new year.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 12/14/2007 at 09:11 PM   
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Wooops.  Missed That One Too

Remember the hubub this summer when we were told the Arctic ice cap had just about melted away?  It would surely be gone by 2040? 

This article was link by Gateway Pundit.  What a great read.

You know what these global warming screamers and worry warts remind me of? Oscar the Grouch from Sesame Street. Oscar would be the temperamental character with a recurrent pattern of negativistic, defiant, disobedient, and hostile behavior according to Oscar’s psychological profile that was psycho-analyzed recently. Yet, people would run around and use the latest news like how the Arctic ice saw massive melting of ice this year that worried even a few scientists to no end. Even to the point of blaming anthropogenic global warming for the rapid ice melting even though past history through millions of years Arctic ice waxed and waned when humans never existed who couldn’t have contributed carbon dioxide. Still, some worry warts were bold to predict that there would be no ice in the Arctic ocean by 2040 and some say even earlier! But at the same time these same worry warts continue to ignore (or most likely don’t know) recent history as far back in 1903 as far as record keeping goes the North Pole’s ice were never always completely covered and that ships made out of wood were able to navigate across a portion of the Arctic ocean through the Northwest Passage.

The changing ice conditions in the Arctic are poorly understood by scientists. Now they have to contend with the fact that from late October into early November of this year (2007) the Arctic had a record-setting pace of re-freezing of ice!

...according to the NASA Earth Observatory. Some 58,000 square miles of ice formed per day for 10 days in late October and early November, a new record.

Welllll, I’ll be durned! Record re-freezing of ice! Now what will these scientists say about that? And for the Northern latitudes (that’s us and all the way up to the North Pole for you Santy lovers) winter is just barely getting started and the freezing will continue in the Arctic ocean until Spring.

This is all about the media’s ability (with nods from their political friends) to manipulate public perception since they are basically an easy and ignorant lot to begin with.

I hate it when reality gets in the way of a good theory.  Go read the rest, he’s got quotes from Micheal Crichton, Tim Ball and others that are not to be missed.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 12/14/2007 at 09:53 PM   
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SO, DOES THIS MEAN WAR THEN?

SO, DOES THIS MEAN WAR THEN?

http://tinyurl.com/33weyo

Australia claims it captured Damascus firstBy Nick Squires In Sydney
Last Updated: 9:18am GMT 14/12/2007

It is nearly 90 years old, but T E Lawrence’s claim that he and his Arab guerrillas were the first to enter Damascus has rankled Australian national pride ever since.

A new exhibition, about to open at the national war museum in Canberra, endeavours to put the record straight and make clear that Lawrence, a tireless self-promoter, stole Australia’s glory in order to give the Arabs a propaganda boost.

The Australian War Memorial exhibition aims to show that it was the legendary Australian Light Horse, and not Lawrence and his Arabs, who captured Damascus in October 1918.

Tim Fischer, a former deputy prime minister and a keen historian, said Lawrence’s failure to acknowledge the key role played by the slouch-hat wearing troopers of the Light Horse was an omission repeated by subsequent British historians.

“It has been a frequent phenomenon for various Brits to write Australia out,” Mr Fischer, a Vietnam War veteran, said.

He claimed the Imperial War Museum also ignored the 47,000 Australians killed fighting on the Western Front in World War 1.

“So nothing is new. It is my hope that the Australian War Memorial will provide some balance in its new exhibition.”

T E Lawrence: boosted Arabs

The exhibition highlights the overlooked role of Australian troops and their commander Henry Chauvel, who played a crucial role in the defeat of Turkish Ottoman forces in Palestine and Syria.

Called ‘Lawrence of Arabia and the Light Horse’, it includes a Lee Enfield rifle presented by Lawrence to King George V, now on loan from the Queen.

In his war memoir Seven Pillars of Wisdom, Lawrence ignored the role of the Australian Light Horse in securing Damascus, instead claiming the victory for his Arab forces.

In fact it was the Australians, under the command of Chauvel, the capable commander of the Desert Mounted Corps, who first swept into Damascus, entering the city at 5 a.m. on October 1, 1918.

But within a couple of hours they pushed through the town to chase fleeing Turkish forces along the Aleppo road, clearing the way for the Arab army to enter Damascus later the same day.

Lawrence made a grand entry in a Rolls Royce.

“What Lawrence was trying to do was make the best case he could for Arab self-determination,” said exhibition curator Mal Booth.

“I think he inflates the Arab claims in Damascus. Essentially it was Chauvel who took the town as the overall commander.”

The misconception was reinforced in David Lean’s epic 1962 film, starring Peter O’Toole as Lawrence, which depicted a triumphant Arab entry into Damascus.

Lawrence, who later joined the RAF, changed his name to Shaw and died in a motorcycle accident in 1935, wrote Seven Pillars with the aim of bolstering the role played by his irregulars in order to strengthen the cause of Arab self-determination.

But in 1927 he admitted to a biographer that the Damascus chapter of Seven Pillars was full of half truths, said Mr Booth.

“Lawrence didn’t actually tell lies. If anything, he underestimated his own role in order to praise others. He wanted to beat up the Arab cause.”


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Posted by Drew458   United Kingdom  on 12/14/2007 at 05:49 PM   
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Ouch

Hammer found a scary video.

I post without comment, except to ask: WTF?


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 12/14/2007 at 02:56 PM   
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Standing Up To Stupid

You all have seen the clip by now.  The one of Fred standing up to Nurse Ratchet when she asks for a “show of hands” about global warming.  If not, here it is:

Here’s a transcript of the exchange:

CAROLYN WASHBURN: I want to take on a new issue. I would like to see a show of hands. How many of you believe global climate change is a serious threat and caused by human activity?

FRED THOMPSON: I’m not doing…

(CROSSTALK)

THOMPSON: I’m not doing hand-shows today.

WASHBURN: No hand-shows today?

THOMPSON: No hand-shows.

(CROSSTALK)

WASHBURN: And so, does that mean—is that yes or no for you? Do you believe that global climate change is a serious threat and caused by human activity?

THOMPSON: Well, you want to give me a minute to answer that?

WASHBURN: No, I don’t.

THOMPSON: Well, then I’m not going to answer it.

(LAUGHTER)

WASHBURN: OK.

(APPLAUSE)

MITT ROMNEY: How about 30 seconds?

WASHBURN: No. You know…

THOMPSON: You want a show of hands. I’m not giving it to you.

It was a turning-point for Fred in many eyes, even those at NRO.  Here is what Byron York had to say:

Fred Thompson’s performance at the Des Moines Register Republican debate here in Iowa Wednesday left some supporters — the kind who were enthusiastic early on but who have grown skeptical as his campaign has stumbled — wondering to themselves: Could he still be the best guy, after all that’s happened? As the debate unfolded, there were moments when some of those loyalists began to think the answer might be yes — in spite of everything.

Something has happened to Thompson in recent weeks. Yes, his schedule is still astonishingly light for a presidential candidate. And yes, he sometimes still underwhelms audiences. But in the last month or so Thompson has acted like a man who has been liberated from something. And that is what voters saw on stage Wednesday: a presidential candidate who has declared himself fully free of the stupid stuff one has to do to become president of the United States.

If you’re going to ask Fred Thompson to participate in a grade-school show of hands, or demand that he sign a pledge, or insist that he speak emotionally and at length about how much his religious faith means to him, well, you can just forget it. He’s not gonna do it.

The audience loved it. Thompson, and Thompson alone, had stood up to the silliness that can characterize even self-styled serious-minded debates like the one conducted by the Register. Thompson scored again when he made effective points about entitlement reform, about the role of the National Education Association in blocking education reform, and about presidential leadership. His performance was so good that it underscored what has been, until recently, one particularly strange irony of this campaign. The showbiz guy is one of the best candidates when it comes to substance. He just had trouble selling the product.

Not on Wednesday. After the debate, Thompson’s strategists were elated. But the question remains: If Thompson has arrived, if he has indeed raised his game, is it too late for it to do any good?

I don’t think so.  Fred has always said that he doesn’t have to win Iowa to be competative, just come in the top three.  I believe that is true.  People are already becoming campaign-weary, and we’re a year away from the elections.

FRED!!


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 12/14/2007 at 02:30 PM   
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Friday Funny

Reagan’s Last Words


We don’t know whether or not you watched the memorial service for Ronald Reagan,
But if you did, you probably noticed that Bill and Hillary were both dozing off.


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President Ronald Reagan, who never missed chance for a good one-liner, raised his head out of his casket and said...


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“I see the Clinton’s are finally sleeping together.”


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 12/14/2007 at 01:05 PM   
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calendar   Thursday - December 13, 2007

I knew it!

Now understand, your humble host could stand to loose a few pounds.  I try and work out at least twice a week and watch what I eat, but I find it very hard to loose any weight at all.  My “bad” cholesterol is borderline high, but my “good” cholesterol is very low.

Then I read this:

What if bad fat isn’t so bad?
No one’s ever proved that saturated fat clogs arteries, causes heart disease

Suppose you were forced to live on a diet of red meat and whole milk. A diet that, all told, was at least 60 percent fat — about half of it saturated. If your first thoughts are of statins and stents, you may want to consider the curious case of the Masai, a nomadic tribe in Kenya and Tanzania.

In the 1960s, a Vanderbilt University scientist named George Mann, M.D., found that Masai men consumed this very diet (supplemented with blood from the cattle they herded). Yet these nomads, who were also very lean, had some of the lowest levels of cholesterol ever measured and were virtually free of heart disease.

Scientists, confused by the finding, argued that the tribe must have certain genetic protections against developing high cholesterol. But when British researchers monitored a group of Masai men who moved to Nairobi and began consuming a more modern diet, they discovered that the men’s cholesterol subsequently skyrocketed.

I’m convinced it is the amount of additives in our diet combined with the near total lack of real grain.  What say you?


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 12/13/2007 at 10:46 PM   
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Oldies

Enough of bad news. Let’s do some fun reminicing…

Reminicing (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5RDn5Y0D_0)

Sloop John B. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_KY_d9MQv8)

Feels So Right (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L40e__kgJIQ) - I covet that turntable. I own 400+ vinyl albums and I covet that turntable. That song brought tears to my eyes in ‘81 and it still brings tears to my eyes. I remember the first time I heard it. Was a USO dance and I was dancing with Robin.

I Think We’re Alone Now (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPcb0M5L-f4) Got to say that Tiffany did a very good cover of this classic.

Line dancing to Iron Butterfly? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Y7u_NXTQGc) I Gadda Get Out of this place… Wait, that’s another oldie.

Parents Just Don’t Understand (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-O4sSZc2WCU) Didn’t Will Smith get his start here?

Hair (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYGP3CIT4r4&feature=related) Oh Say Can You See My Eyes If You Can Then My Hair’s Too Short.

I was gonna continue, but that’s probably enough…

Not quite. Here’s Exile (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJJQpSzDgC0) This is on a CD I burned just for intimate moments with my wife.


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Posted by Christopher   United States  on 12/13/2007 at 04:30 PM   
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Why should Guantanamo detainees return?

THIS ONE’S FROM ANOTHER PAPER, THE TELEGRAPH. AND A VERY INTERESTING READ AS WELL. CHECK IT OUT.

Why should Guantanamo detainees return?

By Philip Johnston
Last Updated: 12:01am GMT 10/12/2007

Let’s just get this straight, shall we, because I am afraid that the logic escapes me. Gordon Brown says that settling in Britain should be a privilege, not a right, and one linked to a commitment to shared values. Last week, new rules were proposed whereby spouses coming to this country would have to be able to speak English before being allowed in.

Imagine, for the sake of argument, that I am unmarried and I am sent by The Daily Telegraph to be Tokyo correspondent for several years. There I meet a Japanese woman, marry her and we have children. After a few years, I am recalled home. My wife speaks no English, or very little - not surprisingly since we have lived in Japan for some time.

Under these Government proposals, I would be forced either to leave my family in Japan or take the children to Britain while their mother stayed behind trying to learn enough English to pass a test set by the Government. She poses no threat to this country.

Were she to come to Britain, she would no doubt want to learn the language and would be an enthusiastic pupil. She shares many of the British values that the Government is seeking to preserve through measures such as these. Yet even though she is the wife of a British subject, she would not be allowed to join me until she spoke enough English, which, theoretically, could be never.

Now consider this. Three men, picked up in dubious circumstances as part of the “war on terror” and held by the Americans at Guantanamo Bay, are shortly to be released. Omar Deghayes is a Libyan, Jamil el-Banna is a Jordanian and Abdenour Samuer is an Algerian. And where are they going to live? In Britain, of course, for no obvious reason other than that they were all resident here before the Afghan invasion in 2002.
Most people, I suspect, find the Guantanamo camp offensive to any notion of natural justice. People have been held there without trial or any prospect of one, effectively as prisoners of a war that might never end. They included several British citizens on whose behalf the Government interceded with the American authorities, who returned them home. None was ever prosecuted here, though police questioned them on their return over what they were doing in Afghanistan or Pakistan in the first place.

Well now, here’s where I part company with Mr. Johnston tho I read him and agree with his conservative stance most times. I find nothing offensive about Gitmo, as an American I will NOT apologize for it and I am sick of foreigners trying to tell us how to handle our national security.  It’s my country damn and if someone doesn’t like our Gitmo policy, tuff. Phuck off and leave us alone. T’aint yer business!

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b>But what obligations does Britain owe these former residents who are about to be freed from Guantanamo? There are no legal duties.
This was the position adopted consistently by the Government when Tony Blair was prime minister. They were not entitled to consular or diplomatic support. They received no visits from FCO staff nor were their interests represented in the way that those of the British citizens held at the camp were.

This uncompromising attitude was tested several times in the courts, which confirmed the Government’s view that it was under no legal obligation to act.

However, representations were made to the Americans on humanitarian grounds and ministers did meet their families. Last year, there were semi-formal approaches about releasing these former residents; and when Gordon Brown became Prime Minister, things began to move more swiftly. He clearly felt that whether or not there were legal obligations, there were moral ones. But it is one thing to press for the release of these men, and to secure it. On what grounds should they be allowed to come to Britain?

Deghayes was living in Pakistan with his Afghan wife and their children when he was detained in 2002. They may well have been living blameless lives. I have no idea why he was picked up. His supporters claim he was the victim of mistaken identity. But his whereabouts at the time do not appear to demonstrate a great commitment to this country, of which he is not a citizen.

Deghayes was linked to a mosque in Brighton where some worshippers were suspected of having fought as “mercenaries” abroad. It has been alleged, too, that he helped a man called David Courtailler - a convicted supporter of al-Qa’eda who is connected to a number of terrorists responsible for the Madrid bombings and 9/11 - travel to a jihad training camp in Afghanistan. This may or may not be true. It is also not direct evidence of a crime. But it does suggest a possible lack of commitment to the values of Britain and the West.

Samuer fled to Britain from Algeria and was granted asylum in 2000. He says a man at the Finsbury Park mosque in London gave him money to travel to Afghanistan after the attacks on America in 2001. The United States says he received combat training in Afghanistan and he was captured on the Pakistan border. His campaigners say his presence there was innocent.

What on earth was he doing in a war zone after the worst terrorist attack in history?
Jamil el-Banna was granted refugee status in Britain in 2000 after seeking sanctuary from persecution by the authorities in his native Jordan. He was granted indefinite leave to remain but this has now lapsed.

In November 2002 he was arrested in the Gambia while on a business trip to set up a peanut-oil processing plant. His family say he became mired in allegations of conspiracy with which he had no connection. The Americans claim he was a prominent al-Qa’eda recruiter and financier. I have no idea which of these stories is true.

Supporters of the detainees are adamant that they have done nothing wrong despite the peculiar circumstances in which they were captured. They say all the claims about them are smears and we should take their stories at face value.

Certainly, the way they were subsequently treated was pretty appalling, whatever they had done. But should they be allowed to come and settle in Britain, given all the security paraphernalia that is now to be set up to keep an eye on them?

Moreover, have they shown the necessary commitment to British values that Gordon Brown believes is so important that he would deny my fictitious Japanese wife the right to join me and our children because she could not speak English?


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Posted by Drew458   United Kingdom  on 12/13/2007 at 10:49 AM   
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calendar   Wednesday - December 12, 2007

Free The Gitmo Gang campaign,they’re not British citizens. They’re not even British residents

Free The Gitmo Gang campaign,they’re not British citizens. They’re not even British residents

by Richard Littlejohn
The Daily Mail

Since when was the The Gambia in Brent East?

Why the hell has the Government expended so much time and political capital on securing the release of the so-called “British residents” from Guantanamo Bay?

As I pointed out back in August, when this preposterous Free The Gitmo Gang campaign began, they’re not British citizens. They’re not even British residents, just people who lived here for a while.

The three heading “home” were actually resident in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Africa when they were arrested on terrorism charges.

If they were so relieved about finding sanctuary in Britain after claiming their lives were in danger, why didn’t they stay here?

One of them converted to Islam and moved to Pakistan after 9/11.

Another said he left Birmingham to look for work in Afghanistan. As you do. What sort of lunatic thinks he stands more of a chance of finding a job in Taliban country than Tamworth? Unless he’s a beheading specialist or skilled at pushing brick walls on adulterous women.

The soppy Sarah Teather (Lib-Dem MP for Brent East) worked herself up into a lather of selfrighteous indig-nation over the detention of her ‘constituent’, who is linked to Osama Bin Laden’s European “ambassador”.

He’s not your constituent, pet. He’s not even allowed to vote. And if he were, it would have to be a postal vote since he was in The Gambia when the Americans felt his collar. Since then, he’s been “resident” at Camp Gitmo.

Why the hell should we care what happens to any of them? We’ve got enough home-grown Islamo-nutters of our own.

Now we’re going to have to house them, feed them, ply them with benefits and spend a small fortune on round-the-clock surveillance. It’s not as if the anti-terror boys haven’t got anything better to do.

Meanwhile, stand by for the sickening, sympathetic newspaper and TV interviews with these heroes, pleading their innocence and bleating about how they have been tortured.

Makes you proud to be British.


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Posted by Drew458   United Kingdom  on 12/12/2007 at 07:47 PM   
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