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calendar   Monday - December 22, 2014

Waiting For Malcom X

The very essence of the United States relies on the social implications of race in which black bodies are deemed as sub-human with little to no access of the rights that are so called applicable to every American citizen.

The American police forces of today descend from a legacy of slave captives and overseers whose job was to protect the property (enslaved black bodies) of rich, slave owning capitalists.

We must understand that we are not that far removed from this country’s legacy of slavery and that most of our laws are shaped to uphold a system of white supremacy.

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the fact that black people have not burned this country down is beyond me

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ya’ll out here waiting for a white messiah, im waiting for Malcolm X to return.

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I am in riot mode. Fuck this fucking country



Poor, poor put upon miss Khadijah Lynch, a junior in the African and Afro-American Studies Department at Brandeis University.

Right now she is enjoying a bit of the limelight, for her Twitter statement that she could give a shit less that NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were murdered by fellow muslim Ismaaiyl Brinsley.

Here’s a link. There are others. But you might enjoy reading the rest of her hate saturated tweets and twits. And her photo is so   baby phat Aunt Esta  adorable.

Just thought you should know what kind of product comes out of teh African Studies department at even a top ranked college like Brandeis: Black Liberation Theology soaked, anti-capitalist, anti-Semitic, anarchist Marxists. Just like our pResident.

And Miss ‘tude is a student leader! She’s a UDR - doncha love it, the loud mouthed cow is an udder - a spokes-freak, um I mean an Undergraduate Department Representative for the Department of African and Afro-American studies.



Oh, by the way, just so you know ... this poor mistreated sub-human with no access to rights ... this one not far removed from slavery ... is attending a college that costs SIXTY ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR.    seriously!


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 12/22/2014 at 11:42 PM   
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OMG, Those Shoes Are To Die For!!

SSDD, as another dope dies over some overpriced sneakers

CINCINNATI — A mall shopper shot and killed a 16-year-old boy who attempted a robbery on the sidewalk outside, possibly in pursuit of a pair of limited-edition athletic shoes, police in southwest Ohio said Monday.

A Miami Township police official said the slain teenager and two other youths went to the Dayton Mall on Saturday morning for a shoe sale. Sgt. Joe Phares told reporters Monday that details were still being investigated, but that the teens apparently got there too late to buy the shoes they wanted. He didn’t have any details on the shoes.

Police said the three juveniles from Middletown then approached two men outside and demanded their merchandise. They said one juvenile showed a gun, and one of the adults who had a permit to carry a concealed weapon then fired his own gun. It wasn’t clear whether the adults actually had the shoes the youths were seeking.

“This was a random act of, ‘I want something that person has, and I’m going to take it from him,” Phares told reporters. “It didn’t go down the way they thought it would.”

Doncha jus love it? A “random act” of impulsive felonious behavior, with implied intent to kill. And that got him greased. Oh gosh, too bad. Tsk tsk tsk.

Police responded Saturday morning to a reported shooting at the Dayton Mall just off Interstate 75 near the southern suburb of Centerville. The Montgomery County coroner’s office said the teenager died at 10:55 a.m. Saturday. The coroner Monday identified him as Jawaad Jabbar and said he died of a gunshot to the torso. Police said no one else was injured.

Police said the other two teens were being held in juvenile detention in Dayton. Phares said it’s too soon to say what charges could be brought.

Jawaad Jabbar. Uh huh. aka “Dindu Nuffin”. Riiight. I swear, hanging a name like that on a child is practically a death sentence.

How many young black males have died over sneakers, either trying to steal them, or having them stolen from them? You can hashtag #blacklivesmatter all you want, but the reality is that they’re not even worth a pair of sneakers. And now another one is dead, justifiably.

Too fucking bad. DNC + 1, um, I mean, Neutralized Goblin Count += 1. Let’s hope that “Ja wad” didn’t blow his wad, ja, and leave a litter or three behind him. You know, when he wasn’t “getting his life straight”, being “an A student”, “an aspiring rapper”, or “going to college in the fall”.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 12/22/2014 at 11:14 PM   
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digital irony


a screen capture from my PC


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rolleyes  rolleyes  rolleyes 


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 12/22/2014 at 11:05 PM   
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Get Your Holiday Uke On





A reader emailed me about one of the posts the other day, and mentioned a Christmas music album made by Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters. I picked up a CD copy cheap on Amazon, and it’s a beautiful clean copy of a DECCA label record from the early 50s in glorious monaural, with that glassy, brittle sound of the 40s. Neat. And on it was Mele Kalikimaka. Fun. And new to me. I’m all for different holiday tunes. Any cover of Run Run Rudolph - which is done by everyone, from Sheryl Crow to the Grateful Dead - beats another inescapable Muzak iteration of Little Drummer Boy

See More Below The Fold

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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 12/22/2014 at 09:37 AM   
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Should We Nuke The Norks Just Because?

So North Korea, with the aid of the Russians and/or the Chinese, hacks SONY because they want to stop the distribution of some dope silly movie called The Interview in which their third generation dictator gets blown to smoking smithereens.

WTF.

And SONY caves, and pulls the movie.

WTF.

And now the NorKs are threatening war with the USA, “Our toughest counteraction will be boldly taken against the White House, the Pentagon and the whole U.S. mainland ... by far surpassing the ‘symmetric counteraction’ declared by Obama,” because he pointed out the obvious, that they were the ones who did this hack.

This hack, which the TV pundits are calling an act of war. Cyber-terrorism.

And our pResident has promised to make an “appropriate” response at an “appropriate” time.

Seriously. They commit an act of war against us, and we ... well, we’ll do something. Someday. When we feel like it. Riiiight.

Granted, it’s North Korea. And they are pretty laughable, and their leader, Kim jong un too tree fo, is batshit insane.  But a nation-state attacking a corporation over a parody film? And then promising vast retaliation for hearing that we know they did it? You can’t sweep that kind of crap under the rug any longer.

So, what should we do?

What if ... what if we embargo them, and lock things down pretty tight. “Oh so solly, all highway and railroad bridges to North Korea fall down. Must be design fault!” “Oh, so solly, all ships accidentally sink when entering North Korean waters.” “Hello China? This is USA. Not feeling so good today. [cough cough] Won’t be in to work, won’t be able to pay back all those trillions in debt. Sorry. Yeah, I know. [cough cough]. Was thinking of just defaulting, taking a Mulligan. You know how it is. [cough] What you say? What? Well, maybe if you could just shut down the oil and gas pipelines into North Korea, perhaps close them 90% - pipelines old and needing repairs, yes? - yes, that could make us feel better. Better enough to maybe send you a payment or two. “


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 12/22/2014 at 09:29 AM   
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What’s Black and White and Red All Over?

A newspaper? How dull.

A penguin in the blender? Much better, but a bit twisted.

A stunning redhead just barely wearing a zebra striped lacy little bit of something? Now you’re talking. Clicky piccy for all natural enlargement.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 12/22/2014 at 06:46 AM   
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and around we go again

Up early to get a running jump on things.

Start the coffee. Start the oven to self-clean. Get the octopus and a pound of butter out of the freezer. Pour coffee. Swig coffee. Mmm, coffee.

Get extra rolls of TP from closet, look for the set of holiday hand towels. Have to scrub bathroom too.

Check email. Check UPS online. Good. Blog? Still living. Yeah fellow bloggers, you guys are great.

News? Oh God. Sharpton, deBlasio, Obama. And the Norks. The Norks? Oh, eff. Hey, at least we could do that one right. Right Barry? Barry? Barry? Bueller? {crickets}

Cat crap. Do I have to post on Kim Jun Mental Case? Can’t Obozo just lob a nuke or 10 in his direction and get him to shut up already?


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 12/22/2014 at 06:06 AM   
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Cooling Off And Going To Bed

Hoo boy.

Ok, the cheesecake is cool now. Wrap it up and put it in the fridge to mature. She likes them “white”, so to her this one came out perfect. I like them browned a tad on top so I think it’s underdone. Whatever. Best tip ever for folks using the water bath method of cooking cheesecake: Go get a roll of extra wide tinfoil, so you can wrap up the springform pan with one seamless piece. No leaks that way. And use a big roasting pan as the bathtub itself. Two teakettles full of boiling water gives you enough depth to moderate the oven temps. ( she made a regular size cake in a 10” spring form pan. It floats! )

The next bunch of mincemeat bars is done too. The “test batch” lasted just over 2 days before we nibbled up the last of it. I threw a shot of Grand Marnier in the mix and a handful of brown sugar, and got them out of the oven on time. I’ll leave them uncovered overnight, then wrap them up tomorrow.

The test batch of lobster bisque was a failure. Ok, call it canned crab bisque, since lobster is too expensive to experiment with. Fine. It just didn’t taste so good. I’ll make my brother’s cream of celery soup instead, and do scallops with pancetta and wasabi avocado for a fishy appetizer. That’s easy, and it’s very impressive.

Fine. Off to bed. More to do tomorrow.

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Yes, I’m keeping an eye on the news. I am so pissed off at NYC Mayor deBlasio right now. And I saw it coming with those two poor NYPD officers, especially after the “we want dead cops now” rally the other day. The line has been reached, and now it’s been crossed. Which is why you’re seeing the “look at us, having a peaceful, prayer filled vigil, community support” and all that BS, when yesterday these same baboons were flinging poo through their cage bars. They’ve just figured out that they’ve pushed things too far, and realize the pendulum is going to swing back the other way. And it’s a damn big pendulum.

Not that any of that is going to slow down the worst of these animals. OMG. OMG, OMG, I want to do the most un-Christian things to these evil sickos. Father and son in the bunch too. Ewww. It’s going to take a mighty big can of Raid to clean out those roaches.

Early morning update: watch the oon change the tune. Just like I said.

Our city is hurting, we are hurting. Today we mourn the loss of two NYPD officers who were gunned down in a vicious act of senseless violence.

As soon as news broke of the tragedy in Brooklyn, I spoke with both the families of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. And let me be perfectly clear, we are all outraged and saddened by the deaths of these police officers. Any use of the names of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, in connection with any violence or killing of police, is reprehensible and against the pursuit of justice in both cases.

I don’t buy this crap for a second.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 12/22/2014 at 12:18 AM   
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calendar   Saturday - December 20, 2014

Game Of Holidays

Holiday Oath

Christmas approaches, and now my work begins.

It shall not end until the last leftover is properly stored after the holiday weekend.

I shall blog few posts, bowl no games, read no books.

I shall take no naps nor spend time on any frivolity.

I shall strive and sweat to complete my tasks.

I am the cleaner of the dark corners.

I am the scrubber of the walls. And the floors.

I am the carrier of big things to the garage.

I am the mover of furniture.

I am the one who dusts and vacuums the high spots.

I am the chef that cooks fancy things for the ravening hordes of relatives.

Later on, I will be the hanger of pictures, the placer of holiday decorations, the wrapper of gifts and the guy who knows where the extra tape is.

I pledge my energy and my focus to this Holiday Event, for this day and the several days to come.



And that’s my plan for the next couple of days. Busy busy busy bee. See ya!


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 12/20/2014 at 11:35 AM   
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Foreigner Workforce

Jobses? You don need no steenkin jobses!

As Obama issues work permits to millions south of the border, foreigners are now 20% of our labor force. Meanwhile Americans, young, middle aged, and old, can go hang

Fewer US-Born Americans Have Jobs Now Than In 2007

Fewer Americans born in the U.S. have jobs now than were employed to November 2007, despite a working-age population growth of 11 million.

The amazing drop in employment highlights President Barack Obama’s slow recovery from the deep 2008 shock, but also spotlights many companies’ growing reliance on foreign migrant labor. [ ie the new slavery ]

Almost one in every two jobs added since 2009 have gone to foreign-born workers.

Nearly half the new jobs added (or saved!) under Obama have gone to outsiders. Nearly half.

The influx of foreign workers includes many foreign graduates. Their arrival is forcing many debt-burdened Americans graduates to start their careers in lower-wage jobs. Those American graduates will be stuck with lower wages for many years unless employers face a shortage of workers in the next few years.
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White House officials have tried to argue that the inflow of foreign labor will boost productivity and create opportunities for American workers.

On Nov. 20, President Barack Obama announced he would provide work permits to five million illegal immigrants in the United States.

In the past, Obama has admitted that migrant workers threaten wages for lower-skilled Americans, including African-Americans.

Obama has also offered work permits to at least 50,000 Central American migrants who crossed the border in 2014 and to 110,000 Haitian immigrants.

Since 2012, Obama has also given work permits to 600,000 younger illegals, under the so-called “DACA” program.

Obama has also offered work permits to 100,000 additional guest workers and he announced Nov. 20 that he would increase the inflow of university trained guest workers for jobs sought by Americans graduates.

The only way to get America working again is to get Americans working again. I’m pretty tired of hearing this “jobs Americans won’t do” BS, because it’s only half true: no, they won’t do these jobs for illegally low wages. Pay at least a legal wage and see what happens. At the other end is the other canard, the “Americans don’t have the skills we want” which is complete and total horse manure, another half truth: No, they don’t have the skills you want, at the very low rate you’re willing to pay. And, because they are citizens and not H1-B visa holders, they can quit your crappy job and go somewhere else if working for you really sucks. Foreign workers can’t do that. If they quit, they get sent home (well, in theory anyway). So they’re stuck. No matter how much you abuse them. That ain’t right.

We need to shift the investor view back to seeing the value of a company in what they produce, how well they are run, and where they’re poised to go, instead of merely looking at how much they’re returning per share this quarter. We need to take the long view.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 12/20/2014 at 10:37 AM   
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calendar   Friday - December 19, 2014

okay drew … make me one of these to go with that Christmas dinner you wrote me about


Red velvet bûche de Noël with boozy cranberries recipe

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· Ingredients
· 200g (7oz) caster sugar, plus extra for dusting
· 100g (3 1/2oz) cranberries
· 150ml (5fl oz) orange or whisky liqueur
· 125g (4oz) unsalted butter, softened
· 2 large eggs, separated
· 140g (5oz) plain flour
· 2 tbsp cocoa powder
· 2 tsps baking powder
· 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
· 120ml (3 3/4fl oz) buttermilk
· 1 tsp vanilla extract
· 1 tsp white wine vinegar
· 1/2 x 60ml tube red food colouring
· For the filling
· 200g (7oz) cream cheese
· 150g (5oz) mascarpone

(Mascarpone is an Italian cheese made from a triple-creme cheese made from fresh cream,, coagulated by the addition of citric acid or acetic acid. After denaturation, the whey is removed without pressing or aging.)

· 75g (3oz) butter
· 175g (6oz) icing sugar
· 175g (6oz) white chocolate, melted
· sugar snowflakes (optional)

Celebrate the festive period in style with this luxurious show-stopping Christmas red velvet buche de noël. This Yule log is a great alternative to a Christmas cake, with a rich and indulgent taste and packed with boozy cranberries for an extra special treat.

Heat 100g (3 1/2oz) sugar and 300ml (1/2pt) water in a pan over a low heat, until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat, add the cranberries and leave to stand for 15 minutes. Drain and then transfer to a bowl. Cover with the liqueur. Chill until needed.

Preheat the oven to gas 4, 180°C, fan 160°C. Grease and line a 23 x 33cm (9 x 13in) Swiss roll tin. In a bowl, beat the butter and remaining 100g (3 1/2oz) sugar with an electic whisk, until fluffy, then gradually beat in the egg yolks.

Sift the flour, cocoa, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and a pinch of salt into a separate bowl. In a jug, combine the buttermilk, vanilla extract, vinegar and food colouring.

Fold in a third of the flour mixture to the butter mixture, followed by a third of the buttermilk mixture. Repeat until you have used up all the ingredients.

In a clean bowl, whisk the egg whites to soft peaks. Gently fold them into the cake mixture.

Spoon the cake mixture into the prepared tin and level the surface. Bake for 12-15 minutes.

Dust a large sheet of baking paper with caster sugar. Turn out the bûche onto the sugar and peel off the lining paper. Lightly score a line about 1cm (1/2in) from one of the shorter ends, being careful not to cut through the sponge, then roll it up. Leave to cool.

Meanwhile, make the filling. In a bowl, whisk the cream cheese, mascarpone, butter and icing sugar. Whisk in the melted chocolate and 2 tbsp of the cranberry soaking liquid, until smooth.

Unroll the sponge and spread with a third of the icing, then roll it back up and put on a serving plate. Using a palette knife, spread the top and sides of the bûche with the remaining icing.

Drain the cranberries and arrange over the bûche. Decorate with sugar snowflakes (if using) and an extra dusting of caster sugar. Serve.
Get ahead: Fill the sponge up to 4 hours before serving, leave at room temperature, but somewhere cool.


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 12/19/2014 at 11:23 AM   
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In Christopher’s Stead

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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 12/19/2014 at 10:35 AM   
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human rights parasites should be tried for treason. why bother? an asbo would be only result

It’s been ongoing for years, and scummy rat bastard left wing lawyers have struck gold. 

Here’s just a couple of headlines to, give you an idea.
The guy pictured is not one of the lawyers, he is the head of the Labour Party.

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And this is Richard Littlejohn’s article on the subject today.

I suppose war crime charges have to be answered but these bottom feeders knew from the get go it was all based on lies.
The country was at war, I see it as treason.  Why haven’t they been hung already?

These human rights parasites should be tried for treason

By Richard Littlejohn for the Daily Mail

Dateline: Germany, April 1945. Allied forces have crossed the Rhine and are advancing towards Berlin, closely followed by a team of lawyers hoping to drum up allegations of war crimes against British soldiers.

Solicitors from Birmingham-based Shyster & Shyster Ltd scour the battlefield encouraging the Germans to sue the Army for human rights abuses.

You could be entitled to compensation, they tell their potential ‘clients’. And it won’t cost you a penny because the bill is being picked up by British taxpayers.

How do you think Field Marshal Montgomery would have reacted? He’d have rounded up these spivs and put them in front of a firing squad for treason.

Can anybody please explain the difference between that scenario and the odious Phil Shiner pursuing an opportunist, politically-motivated vendetta again our troops in Iraq?

Following a formal inquiry, Shiner’s Public Interest Lawyers (PIL) and another outfit called Leigh Day have been condemned for bringing baseless charges against British soldiers.

The allegations were ‘wholly and entirely without merit’ and founded upon ‘deliberate and calculated lies’, it concluded.

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said in the Commons that these lawyers had made a ‘shameful attempt to use our legal system to attack and falsely impugn our Armed Forces’.

Shiner claimed that his clients had witnessed ‘mutilations’. We now know that they made up these allegations.

Yet neither Shiner nor Leigh Day will apologise. Outrageously, Public Interest Lawyers has been paid around £3 million for co-operating with the inquiry, which cost taxpayers a total of £31 million. Shiner himself insisted on a full inquiry, prolonging the innocent soldiers’ ordeal for ten long years.

The truth could have been established a decade ago, but lawyers acting for the detainees refused to co-operate with the original Ministry of Defence investigation.

I crossed swords with Shiner on television during the Iraq war when his representatives were harvesting claims in the backstreets of Baghdad and Basra while hostilities were still going on. Since then he’s made a fat living representing Iraqis claiming to have suffered abuse at the hands of British troops.

He currently has 1,500 cases in the pipeline and has persuaded prosecutors at the International Criminal Court to investigate alleged ‘war crimes’ by our soldiers.

While allegations of genuine torture must always be taken seriously, does anyone really believe that British forces were guilty of widespread abuse on the scale Shiner maintains?

When Piers Morgan published fake photographs of troops apparently torturing Iraqi suspects it rightly cost him his job as editor of the Daily Mirror.

So why is Shiner still allowed to suckle on the publicly-funded legal aid teat while bringing equally bogus claims before the courts?

This isn’t the first time he’s been criticised for using taxpayers’ money to bring worthless claims. As recently as May, two High Court judges called for Shiner’s PIL to be stripped of the right to receive legal aid after trying to win compensation for a Somali-born murderer denied the vote in jail.

While PIL acts across the ‘yuman rites’ spectrum, Shiner specialises in claims which are aimed at demonising and discrediting our Armed Forces.

Last year he told the BBC that 85 Afghans were being held unlawfully at a ‘secret’ facility, implying that this was Britain’s Guantanamo Bay.

Shiner knew perfectly well that this wasn’t true, since he had brought a case connected to the camp in open court in 2010.

That didn’t stop him claiming that the facility was ‘completely off the radar’ and unknown to Parliament, while adding sinisterly: ‘People will be wondering if these detainees are being treated humanely and in accordance with international law.’

Shiner now says he was referring to the period of time people had been detained before 2010. But there was no evidence that anyone was being mistreated in secret, so why try to plant the idea in people’s heads?

Needless to say, he found a willing accomplice in the BBC, which also echoed his false allegations about the abuse of Iraqis in a Panorama special.

What’s Shiner’s problem? Was he turned down by the Army Cadets when he was a boy and now feels the need to spend his entire life wreaking revenge?

Most people will find it nothing short of monstrous that our taxes, including those paid by serving military personnel and their families, are being used to pursue vindictive legal actions against blameless British soldiers putting their lives on the line thousands of miles away.

But this is simply part of the much wider human rights racket, a scandalous conspiracy by unscrupulous Left-wing lawyers designed to turn justice upside down.

Most of the actions brought by the human rights parasites are part of a concerted assault on our institutions, aimed at demolishing traditional notions of fair play and common decency.

Smug, self-regarding Shiner describes himself proudly as a socialist. He lists comedy among his interests, but appears to confuse wearing red spectacles with having a sense of humour.

He looks like the legal profession’s answer to Timmy Mallett.

Shiner may fancy himself as a comedian, but he’s having a laugh at our expense. Why should he be allowed to use public money to pursue malicious, mendacious claims made by foreign nationals?

As I’ve argued before, we could end this racket overnight if the law was changed so that the full cost of these unsuccessful cases had to be met by the lawyers who bring them.

Failing that, I’m sure those soldiers falsely accused by Shiner’s clients would be happy to form a firing squad.

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This is just one issue among many, why I keep saying the West won’t defend itself. This verdict is not enough. Not even close.
There should be a final solution to certain kinds of lawyers.  In fact, there are certain types who should not be allowed into law schools.

Here’s more from Littlejohn on this turd, from a year ago. Just want you to know what Brits put up with. Of course, so do we in the USA.
And we have guns.  Why is it that of all the weapons in the hands of so many ppl in the USA, scum like this fellow are never, ever shot graveyard dead? How come?  Deleting sub species like this is defending your country, just as if you are in uniform on the front line. Except the front line is now inside our countries. Why are they allowed to thrive?


Phil Shiner and The Great Human Rights Swindle

By Richard Littlejohn for the Daily Mail

Human rights lawyers are not famous for their sense of humour. So it was something of a surprise to learn that the sour-faced solicitor Phil Shiner lists comedy as one of his hobbies.

For the past decade, Shiner has made a handsome living suing the British taxpayer — at the British taxpayers’ expense.

Shiner is head of the Birmingham-based Public Interest Lawyers (PIL) — not to be confused with the post-punk band Public Image Limited (PiL), put together by Johnny Rotten after the self-immolation of the Sex Pistols.

Rotten once starred in a movie called The Great Rock ’n’ Roll Swindle. If Shiner is ever immortalised on the silver screen it should be called The Great Human Rights Swindle.

Shiner’s firm specialises in bringing actions against the British Army.

I first crossed swords with him on TV during the Iraq war when his representatives were harvesting claims in the back streets of Baghdad and Basra. PIL is a yuman rites version of one of those Blame Direct outfits who advertise on daytime TV.

Have you been tortured by a British soldier? You could be entitled to com-pen-say-shun.

Shiner is always on the lookout for a jihadist with a grievance which can be used to discredit the Army and win some hard cash. Unlike Blame Direct and the rest of the ‘no win, no fee’ brigade, Shiner gets paid win, lose or draw.

He is bankrolled out of the legal aid budget.

Over the years he has secured £3 million compensation for his clients, mostly foreign nationals who have alleged abuse at the hands of British troops in Iraq.

His work won him the prestigious accolade ‘Human Rights Lawyer of the Year’ in 2004. I bet that was a fun night.

As part of the proposed £350 million cuts, members of middle-class households with an annual income of £37,000 will no longer be entitled to legal aid for a whole raft of civil claims, including debt and divorce.

Yet the funding for firms such as PIL to bring claims for damages on behalf of foreign nationals over incidents alleged to have taken place thousands of miles away would appear to be unaffected.

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 12/19/2014 at 09:52 AM   
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Sisters having fun with Mom’s obit.

OMG! Who wrote this crap? Both sisters. Takes more than one to be this sappy.

In Memory of
Raeanna Viola Mosier
1943 - 2014

Raeanna Viola Mosier, 71, of Trotwood, passed away on December 15, 2014 at Maria Joseph Living Care Center. Born October 24, 1943 in Long Island, New York, she was the only child of the late Raymond Frederick and Morica Opal (Taylor) Burgdorf.

Raeanna was a full time wife and mother, and enjoyed participating in church, reading, working crossword puzzles, playing cards, watching movies, and collecting a variety of all things beautiful and magical. She was a young soul!

She is the mother of three beautiful children

Oh? I’d like to meet those children. She collected salt and pepper shakers. Nothing magical there.

and wife of 36 years to her eternal companion, the late, Laurens Sheridan Mosier.

Eternal? Yes. I do recall they were sealed in the Temple. Think it was the Washington D.C. Temple. Have to give Larry credit: He was a decent step-father. Cubmaster when I was a Cub Scout. Assistant Scout Master when I was a Boy Scout. Looking back he wins the Dad award. Higher praise I can’t give.

Raeanna is survived by her son, Christopher Dion Mosier and wife Linda of Dayton, OH; daughter Michelle Rae Mosier and partner, Judith Hensley of Huber Heights, OH; daughter Rachele Dawn (Mosier) Maffett and husband, Stephen of Fort Collins, CO; 4 grandchildren: Audrina Christen (Maffett) Miller and husband, Russell of Shelley, ID; Erika Megan (Maffett) Buschang and husband, Phil currently stationed in Iwakuni, Japan; Vincent Scott Maffett and wife, Katie of Fort Collins, CO; Joshua Alexander Mosier of Huber Heights, OH; and 2 great-grandsons: Tristan Aiden Miller & Bryson Cade Miller of Shelley, ID.

Visitation will be held from 2-3 PM Sunday, December 21, 2014, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1500 Shiloh Springs Rd, Dayton where funeral services will begin at 3 PM Sunday, with Bishop Dan Brazelton, officiating. Burial will take place at Cedar Hill Cemetery immediately following the services.


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