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calendar   Monday - January 25, 2010

can’t deport killer to homeland as he would be a threat to folks there. well how about here?

I have to be gone in about a half hour but can’t leave without sharing this lunatic decision.  Seems some idiot Brits in positions of some authority are bound and determined to screw this country up even more then it is. You’d think they couldn’t do more damage, but apparently not as there’s always room for more mayhem and more ways to, “sock it to fellow Brits.” And hey, when it’s done in the name of Allah ... well ....


Iraqi who killed two doctors must stay in Britain to safeguard HIS human rights

By Chris Brooke

A crazed immigrant who stabbed to death two doctors has won the right to stay in Britain - because he would be a threat to the public if deported to his homeland.

A judge has ruled that sending Laith Alani back to Iraq would also be a breach of his human rights.

Alani, 41, is likely to be released in the near future.

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Oh good. After all, we wouldn’t want to breach his rights or the rights of anyone in his homeland.  Naturally not.  Now then.  About the rights of the citizens of this country. 

Been a hard day , yesterday too.  Can’t find passport.  Not lost. It’s here.  In fact, in a very small room.  But I moved it some months ago and now can’t find the damn thing.  Why didn’t I simply return it to where it had been stored for five years where I always knew where I could lay hands on it?
Answer. Because apparently I haven’t the brains god gave a tennis ball. Aaaaggghhhhhh!


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 01/25/2010 at 06:02 PM   
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calendar   Monday - January 18, 2010

The U.S. must not ‘occupy’ Haiti, declares French minister.  wtf? Huh?

Gosh oh gee. Wonder where these folks will eventually be headed.

Get ready America.  Coming soon to a neighborhood near you. Coming soon, whoops.  They’re almost there now.

btw ... Any word over there (USA) of possible takeover of Haiti by the US? You haven’t heard from the French yet have ya?

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The U.S. must not ‘occupy’ Haiti, declares French minister as aid FINALLY trickles through

By Mail Foreign Service
Last updated at 4:21 PM on 18th January 2010

The UN must step in to ensure the U.S. is not occupying Haiti in the wake of a devastating earthquake that may have killed 200,000 people, a French minister has said.

French Cooperation Minister Alain Joyandet spoke as the country descended into anarchy. Aid is only just trickling through the ‘bottleneck’ at Haiti’s airport, while angry Haitians desperate for help are striking out at international agencies - and each other.

Some 10,000 U.S. troops are on the way to try to restore order - but their role is being questioned.

‘This is about helping Haiti, not about occupying Haiti,’ Joyandet, in Brussels for an EU meeting on Haiti, said on French radio.

Joyandet has already complained about America’s role in Haiti. Last week U.S. forces turned back a French aid plane carrying a field hospital from the damaged, congested airport in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince, prompting criticism from the French minister.

The plane landed safely the following day.

In another weekend incident, some 250 Americans were flown to New Jersey’s McGuire Air Force Base on three military planes from Haiti.

U.S. forces initially blocked French and Canadians nationals from boarding the planes, but the cordon was lifted after protests from French and Canadian officials.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Saturday the U.S. government had no intention of taking power from Haitian officials.

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 01/18/2010 at 04:40 PM   
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calendar   Friday - January 15, 2010

People (?) in Haiti protest and block roads because aid is too slow in coming. WTF

Now these are clearly dumb-heads of the first degree but fine.  Let em block the roads with rotting bodies (as they are doing) because they somehow thought that relief was permanently stationed off shore just in case Haiti needed help.

I can’t say as I blame them if that’s what they really think altho I made that part up all by myself.  See the thing is, those folks have been getting handouts from the world at large (and especially the USA where they think money grows on trees) for so long, that they think all they have to do is hold out their hands and the help is immediate.  Well it usually worked that way in the past.
So there they are, protesting by blocking the very limited roads they have where help might come through. Smart thinking. doh.

The upside of what some will see as tragedy, is that there are now far fewer who will breed.  Of course that’ll change very fast and they’ll double the lost number in short order.

Downside?  You betcha.

I M M I G R A T I O N !! And where oh where will they be headed to?  Oh let us see.  Gee whiz this is a hard one. Now let me think. Hmmmm


Haiti earthquake survivors blockade roads with piles of corpses in protest at lack of aid

By Liz Hazelton
Last updated at 11:09 AM on 15th January 2010

* Hundreds of criminals on the streets after prison collapses
* 7,000 corpses are dumped in Haiti’s first mass grave
* Aid workers pour on to island as emergency fund launched
* Fears for British woman Ann Barnes who worked in collapsed building
* Reports of looting as situation spirals out of control
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Britain pledges £10m in aid as Brown describes ‘tragedy beyond imagination’

Desperate Haitians have set up roadblocks of corpses in Port-au-Prince to protest at the lack of emergency aid reaching them after the catastrophic earthquake.

Although billions of pounds has already been pledged to the devastated country, help is only just beginning to trickle through.

Rescue efforts have been blighted by poor infrastructure and lack of heavy lifting equipment - as well as the damage wrought by the disaster.

Shaul Schwarz, a photographer for TIME magazine, said he saw at least two roadblocks formed with bodies of earthquake victims and rocks.

‘They are starting to block the roads with bodies. It’s getting ugly out there. People are fed up with getting no help,’ he said.

You probably have this on TV 24/7 so I’m keeping it short. Below is the link to the article source.

HAITI QUAKE AND PROTEST


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calendar   Tuesday - December 29, 2009

BORDERS? WHAT BORDERS? I DON’T GOT TO RECOGNIZE ANYONES BORDERS. WHERE’S MY WELFARE CHECK?

Finland too?  Who’d have thought?
Checking in at Europe News tonight and I found this.  There may be a small sync problem but no trouble understanding what the guy is saying.

Hey, has it become racist to ask, why are countries traditionally white so willing to bend over so easily? But never mind that. It isn’t just muzzies or darker skinned ppls crowding the natives. Although those folks breed like mad. It’s just the idea that borders seem to mean little anymore.

A french judge has recently allowed this.

An Afghan migrant cannot be sent home from France because his claim for asylum must be considered, the country’s highest court has ruled - despite him admitting his only aim is to reach Britain.

Said Sultan Khail has now been freed and is expected to resume his bid to get to Britain illegally via Calais.

despite him admitting his only aim is to reach Britain to resume his bid to get to Britain illegally via Calais.

While every other ethnic group in the world seems to be making claims for special this and that, whites continue on the road to cultural suicide.

H/T EUROPE NEWS

One of the highest rates of immigrants in Europe is drawing fears from Finns. Some are concerned that immigrants, attracted by Finland’s generous welfare packages and high living standards, will overrun their country.

“We are faithfully repreating every mistake Sweden for example, has made before us.”


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 12/29/2009 at 07:24 PM   
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calendar   Tuesday - November 24, 2009

pity poor Greece ……..  no Spartan king to hold the pass …

H/T EUROPE NEWS

They just keep on coming and they invade on many fronts. And they usually get to stay, sucking the lifeblood out of every place that makes a place for them.  They are like an army of ants but not as interesting.  Their goal I believe , is to make the place they find, as much like the place they left as they can are allowed to.

Greece is Being Systematically Invaded by Mohammedans

Sheikyermami

November 2009

LESBOS - “Stop the boat! Stop the boat now!” the captain of the Greek Coast Guard patrol vessel yelled over the bullhorn, turning a spotlight on the flimsy dinghy as it chugged toward this island in the Aegean Sea.

As the dinghy sputtered to a halt, a crowd of frightened faces squinted up into the light. Squeezed onto the 6-meter, or 20-foot, vessel were 30 Afghan migrants — men, women, children including babies — and their smugglers: two Turkish boys.

The interception occurred one Saturday night earlier this month. But the migrants, the smugglers and the coast guard officers are protagonists in a daily drama played out in this seven-kilometer-wide strait separating the island of Lesbos from the Turkish coast, one of the narrowest sea crossings between the two countries and a favored route for smuggling.

Hampering European Union efforts to curb a relentless influx of desperate people seeking to enter the bloc through this slender channel are age-old tensions between the E.U. member Greece and the E.U.-hopeful Turkey and the ever inventive tactics of opportunists profiting from the situation.

“It’s kids like these that smugglers are sending over to do their dirty work,” the coast guard captain said as his colleagues handcuffed the two boys to the deck of the patrol boat. The youths said they were Turks, age 16 and 17, and nodded sheepishly when asked if they were doing it for the money.

“We’ve seen one kid three times,” the captain said, noting that minors, who cannot be prosecuted under Greek law, were sent back to Turkey, but often tried to return to Greece a few weeks later. The captain asked not to be identified by name for security reasons.

The dinghy piloted by the teenagers was one of hundreds of boats that were stopped in waters off Lesbos in patrols organized by the island’s coast guard in association with the E.U.’s border monitoring agency, Frontex. A total of 7,745 migrants have been detained on the island this year. This is partly because the patrols, ostensibly aimed at pushing back undocumented immigrants, often turn into rescue exercises.

“Smugglers often burst the dinghies as they know we will have to save the migrants while they escape,” the captain said. He said the Turkish teens might have been planning to do the same: They were wearing wet suits under their clothes which, when searched, revealed mobile phones but no weapons or identification documents.

Some migrants are not lucky enough to be spotted. On Oct. 27, 10 Afghans, including eight children, drowned when their boat hit a rocky outcrop off the northeastern coast of Lesbos.

Escape tactics by smugglers and the failure, reported by Frontex, of Turkish officials to stop suspicious vessels as they leave, ensure that a steady stream of migrants reaches Lesbos and other islands in the Aegean.

Until last month, those arriving on Lesbos were put in a temporary reception center. But the facility, near the village of Pagani, was closed after overcrowding reached such levels that migrants started to riot, sparking protests by human rights groups. Of the hundreds of migrants released, some were given ferry tickets to the major port of Piraeus, near Athens, and deportation slips ordering them to leave Greece within 30 days. Others were transferred to a facility, now filled beyond its capacity, on the nearby island of Chios.

Detention centers across Greece had been accommodating some of the overflow, but unions representing the Greek police say that these holding cells also are now packed.

There is no sign of the influx ebbing. According to Frontex, 14,000 migrants were intercepted at sea between Greece and Turkey in the first six months of this year, up 47 percent from the 9,500 stopped in the first half of 2008. In contrast, arrivals by undocumented migrants to Italy and Spain, also considered external E.U. border states, dropped by 70 percent. A reception center on the Italian island of Lampedusa was crammed this time last year and is now empty.

“A trend of reduced migration flows in the Mediterranean region is not reflected in Greece, which remains the main entry point to the E.U. for illegal immigrants,” said Gil Arias Fernández, the deputy executive director of Frontex. The problem will persist, he said, “as long as Turkish authorities do not stop migrants near their border.”

Afghans dominate the influx of migrants, joined by a growing number of people from countries in North and West Africa, shunning routes via Italy and Spain because of repatriation pacts in force between these nations and their countries of origin. A similar agreement exists between Greece and Turkey, but the authorities in Greece complain that it is not being enforced by Ankara, despite pressure from the European Union. This hampers the patrols.

The rest of the article is at EUROPE NEWS


GO TELL THE SPARTANS, STRANGER PASSING BY, THAT HERE, OBEDIENT TO THEIR LAWS, WE LIE.


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 11/24/2009 at 08:43 PM   
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Yeah, that’ll show ‘em

You’re a Mexican city on the Mexico-US border.
You’re suffering massive violence from drug lords
Your own army can’t restore order.
Who you gonna call?

U.N. Peacekeepers!

Mexico’s business leaders are pleading for the United Nations to send peacekeepers to prevent the border city of Ciudad Juarez from falling into complete chaos. Locked in a deadly war with organized crime, the Mexican Army is unable to protect the safety of its citizens. Will El Paso’s sister city be the first domino to fall in a long line of Mexican cities that are teetering on the edge of lawlessness?

Talk about desperation. Where is Gen. Pershing when you need him?


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Posted by Christopher   United States  on 11/24/2009 at 07:41 AM   
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calendar   Wednesday - July 29, 2009

JUST SAYING OUT LOUD WHAT ALMOST EVERY BRIT ALREADY KNOWS.  ‘BOUT TIME SOMEONE DID.

About time someone in some kind of authority spoke up. The rest of this country has known this for years and years and .................

Question now is, will anyone listen and do something?
Probably not.


Hundreds of thousands of migrants here for handouts, says senior judge


By Steve Doughty

Last updated at 12:43 AM on 29th July 2009

Hundreds of thousands of immigrants come to Britain just to get welfare benefits, a senior judge declared yesterday.
Judge Ian Trigger said the cost of the handouts has helped to double the national debt.
He spoke out as he gave a two-year jail sentence to a Jamaican drug minder who disappeared from the notice of immigration authorities after claiming asylum.
He told Lucien McClearley, 31, at Liverpool Crown Court: ‘Your case illustrates all too clearly the completely lax immigration policy that exists and has existed over recent years.’

Sentencing McClearley, he added: ‘People like you, and there are literally hundreds and hundreds of thousands of people like you, come to these shores to avail themselves of the generous welfare benefits that exist here.
‘In the past ten years the national debt of this country has risen to extraordinary heights, largely because central Government has wasted billions of pounds. Much of that has been wasted on welfare payments.

‘For every £1 that the decent citizen, who is hard-working, pays in taxes, nearly 10 per cent goes on servicing that national debt. That is twice the amount it was in 1997 when this Government came to power.’ McClearley arrived legally in Britain in November 2001 on a visitor’s visa.
He was arrested in October 2002 after it ran out but claimed asylum and was released while this was being processed.
He then ‘disappeared from the radar of the authorities’, the court heard. His application was rejected in 2004 but he was only arrested this February after police stopped a car he was driving and noticed it smelled of cannabis.
A search of the house where McClearley was staying in Everton uncovered cannabis worth £7,200, a gram of cocaine and a fake passport.

He admitted taking a vehicle without consent, possessing cannabis and cocaine, possessing a class-B drug with intent and two counts of possessing false identity documents.
Judge Trigger, who is also a part-time immigration judge, told McClearley: ‘The fact that it took nearly two years to process your claim shows how desperate the situation in this country has become.’
The 65-year-old judge said he ‘hoped and trusted’ McClearley would be deported immediately on release.

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calendar   Thursday - March 26, 2009

Doing it wrong, still

Obama’s Idea To Improve Border Security:

Give the corrupt Mexican government $700 million




President Obama on Tuesday vowed to invest the resources needed to address the threat posed by drug traffickers in Mexico.
“We are going to continue to monitor the situation, and if the steps we have taken do not get the job done, then we will do more,” he told reporters Tuesday night.

Off to a fast Do Nothing start, huh? We have a terrible problem there, and everyone knows it. A real threat to national security. So the Halfrican Halfwit’s first step will be to just sit around and watch. Idjit!!

He praised the efforts of Mexican President Felipe Calderon to counter drug cartels, which “have gotten completely out of hand,” but said the United States must take further steps, such as ensuring that illegal guns and cash do not flow from north of the Rio Grande to the cartels in Mexico.

“That’s what makes them so dangerous,” he said.

No, what makes them [the cartel banditos] so dangerous is that they are violent criminals in a country where you can buy anybody off for a couple of pesos.

Obama’s remarks came hours after Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced that the United States is sending hundreds of federal agents and crime-fighting equipment to the border.

Gee whiz, Crappy Nappy, Queen of the Open Borders movement, do you think hundreds of agents are going to fix a broken border that’s thousands of miles long and is penetrated at will by millions of people every year??

In an interview with CNN later Tuesday, she said, “It’s all about border safety and security and making sure that spillover violence does not erupt in our own country.”

The new federal plan, developed by the departments of Justice and Homeland Security, calls for doubling the number of border security task force teams and moving a significant number of other federal agents, equipment and resources to the border. It also involves greater intelligence sharing aimed at cracking down on the flow of money and weapons into Mexico that helps fuel the drug trade, senior administration officials said.

The plan commits $700 million to bolster Mexican law enforcement and crime prevention efforts. The funds will provide, among other things, five new helicopters to increase mobility for the Mexican army and air force as well as new surveillance aircraft for the Mexican navy.

The funds also will support enhanced communications technology for Mexican prosecutors, law enforcement and immigration officials.

The $700 million allocation, meant to assist what administration officials described as an “anti-smuggling effort,” will complement ongoing U.S. aid to Mexico under the Merida initiative: a three-year, $1.4 billion package aimed at helping Mexico fight the drug cartels with law enforcement training, military equipment and improved intelligence cooperation.

The money was allocated last year, but Tuesday’s announcement brought the first details of how some of that money will be spent.

Ah, now I begin to see the light. This is one of George Bush’s failed policies that is finally getting moving. And since old Jorge was only slightly less enthusiastic about the USA being overrun by beaners than this group (and their spineless GOP talking puppet Juan McAmnesty) ... this is another famous DC “little too little, little too late” plans that will get nothing done.

And we’re sending the money to the Mexican Police and the Mexican Army, both of which are utterly corrupt and, if not completely controlled by the cartels, at least heavily bribed and infiltrated by them. Not what I’d call a really smart idea.

To help strengthen the U.S. side of the border further, the administration also plans to triple the number of Department of Homeland Security intelligence analysts dedicated to stopping Mexican-related violence.

Because it’s all hate crimes you know. So let’s spend cash to make sure no white folks are mistreating the poor little taco benders.

It goes on more, but I can’t stomach any more of it. We’ve got millions of people unemployed in our country. We have an enormous and very porous border. We have lots of factories that can make guns, bullets, uniforms, tents, canteens, boots, binoculars, walkie-talkies, handcuffs, trucks, prison fencing, shovels, and cheap wooden coffins. I think I could find a better way to spend that $1.4 billion.
Hell, at this point, I’m just about ready to say we ought to drop a few dozen nukes on Afghanistan and Pakistan and go home. Spend that money protecting our own country for once.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 03/26/2009 at 05:06 PM   
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calendar   Saturday - March 14, 2009

ANYONE LEAVING ENGLAND BY LAND, SEA OR AIR, WILL HAVE TRIP LOGGED AND RECORDED

AND .... STORED IN A DATA BASE FOR TEN YEARS.

IT HAS COME TO THIS.  I DON’T KNOW.  MAYBE IT’S A GOOD THING.

Reason I say that is because all the civil rights groups are against it.  And hell, if they’re on one side I HAVE to be on the other.

Yachtsmen, trawlers and private pilots will have till 2014 to comply.
Even swimmers attempting to swim the channel will, along with their support teams, be subject to new rules.

Information about travel will be expected 24 hours ahead of leaving.

The following is from The Mail and they quote The Telegraph, which has more detail.  Ah but ... sadly the Telegraph is a submarine with a screen door. Problem is, the story that covers a front page in The Stupidgraph, isn’t online.  Smart.  Don’t understand why they do that. BUT ... I was able to track down (wasn’t easy) the Dummygraph cartoon that went with the story. Clever as always. The cartoonist that is. Bunch of misfits running their web site at the Torygraph.

Big Brother to spy on your holidays as security database is set up to log all trips abroad

By John Garth
Last updated at 1:12 PM on 14th March 2009

* Travellers must give details of ALL journeys out of UK
* 250million trips to be tracked annually
* £5,000 fine if you don’t hand over travel plans, address and credit card details

Passport:

Showing your passport will be the simplest part of crossing borders, with new rules stipulating at least 24 hours’ notice of travel plans

All trips out of Britain are to be recorded on a massive new security database - along with personal details of every business traveller and holidaymaker.

People planning a journey abroad will have to submit their exact travel plans along with details of their passports, home addresses, email addresses, and even credit cards.


Civil liberties groups voiced alarm at the scale of the new system - called ‘e-borders’ - which is aimed at tightening Britain’s perimeters and countering terrorism.

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Anyone who does not comply will face the risk of criminal prosecution and fines of up to £5,000.

The rules will apply to all journeys that involve leaving the UK, whether by air, sea or Channel Tunnel, regardless of how brief the trip.

Would-be travellers will have to log details online and the database will eventually track 250million trips every year, according to a report today in The Daily Telegraph.

Airlines, train companies and ship operators will also face fines if they fail to provide details of their crew and passengers.

Massive delays are anticipated at airports and seaports at Easter as the UK Border Agency introduces some of the new regulations.

The UK Border Agency said today that 82million passengers had already been recorded entering Britain - a process which had yielded ‘more than 2,900 arrests for crimes including murder, drug dealing and sex offences’.

By the end of this year, 60 per cent of all journeys out of Britain will be affected. By the end of next year, the rules will apply to nearly all - 95 per cent.

Day trippers will be affected, including shoppers on ‘booze cruises’ to buy cigarettes and alcohol in supermarkets across the Channel.

Even cross-Channel swimmers and their support teams will have to comply.

By the time the e-borders system is fully in force in 2014, it will also apply to passengers and crew of light aircraft; as well as all trawlermen, yachtsmen and leisure boaters who plan to make landfall overseas.

Details will have to be logged at least 24 hours in advance and will be stored on the government database for roughly a decade.

It will represent a massive shift from the relaxed situation prior to 9/11, by which time John Major’s government and then New Labour’s Jack Straw had scrapped all exit controls.

Shipping groups and transport companies warned today that the new strictures will mean new delays for travellers.

The Chamber of Shipping predicted ‘unwelcome queues’ and ‘unnecessary complications’.

Chunnel train company Eurostar said check-in times would be longer, adding expense for operators.

Privacy campaigners and travel groups also expressed alarm as the extent of the scheme was revealed.

AA president Edmund King called it ‘a sad reflection of the times’ and warned: ‘Travellers will need to ensure that their passports are up to date and that details are input accurately if they don’t want to end up in a dark room being grilled by border officials.’

Phil Booth of privacy group NO2ID told the Telegraph: ‘Especially given the Government’s appalling record on looking after our data, it just doesn’t seem sensible for it to pass details like this and sensitive financial information around.’

Tory Home Affairs spokesman Chris Grayling stopped short of condemning the e-borders scheme outright, saying authorities must record who exits and enters the UK.

However, he warned that the system as planned could prove ‘unwieldy, impossible to manage and expensive to operate’.

But Labour’s Gwyn Prosser, who sits on the all-party Home Affairs Select Committee, called the system ‘absolutely necessary’, adding: ‘Governments of all complexions have always been criticised for not knowing who is in the country. This is a very sophisticated way of counting people in and out.’

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calendar   Friday - May 09, 2008

hard choices

I haven’t blogged about the disaster in Myanmar/Burma up until now. It’s a terrible tradgedy, even though it’s an expected one. That whole part of the world over there along the shores of the Indian Ocean is subject to terrible seasonal storms. Worse, it’s the arc of abject poverty; one of the poorest areas anywhere, from Bangledesh all the way around and down to Inodnesia. I even took a pass on AlGore’s all-too-expected hissy fit that blamed Global Worming for the storm. Myanmar itself is a hell hole. What could be, and used to be, a great little tropical country has fallen under tyranny and is now nearly a slave state. Google up “blood rubies” if you want more on that. The military junta that runs the country doesn’t like foreigners. We’re all spies ya know.

So while the news reports about this catastrophe have grown increasingly more dire - 10,000 dead, 30,000 dead, 100,000 dead - the other news stories have shown that a huge multinational relief effort has been given a hard time. Cuz they’re all spies too ya know.

Now it looks like a line has been drawn in the mud: the Myanmar government has seized the aid supplies and told the aid workers to take a hike. It’s not like this place is the USA, with endless assets and money, No, this is the place that helps make the Third World the Turd Wurld. They’ll take the stuff, but they don’t want any help, thank you very much. And being a despotism, they really don’t give a shit if more of their people die and lie around rotting.

UN halts aid to Myanmar after junta seizes supplies

YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar’s junta seized U.N. aid shipments Friday meant for a multitude of hungry and homeless survivors of last week’s devastating cyclone, forcing the world body to suspend further help.
The aid included 38 tons of high-energy biscuits and arrived in Myanmar on Friday on two flights from Bangladesh and the United Arab Emirates.

“All of the food aid and equipment that we managed to get in has been confiscated,” U.N. World Food Program spokesman Risley said.

“For the time being, we have no choice but to end further efforts to bring critical needed food aid into Myanmar at this time,” he said.

At least 62,000 people are dead or missing in Myanmar, entire villages are submerged in the Irrawaddy delta and aid groups warned that the area is on the verge of a medical disaster.

The U.N. has grown increasingly critical of Myanmar’s military rulers’ refusal to let foreign aid workers into the country while the junta appeared overwhelmed and more than 1 million homeless people waited for food, medicine and shelter.

“The frustration caused by what appears to be a paperwork delay is unprecedented in modern humanitarian relief efforts,” Risley said. “It’s astonishing.”

The junta said in a statement Friday it was grateful to the international community for its assistance — which has included 11 chartered planes loaded with aid supplies — but the best way to help was just to send in material rather than personnel.

Nearly a week after the storm, survivors are now having to contend with rotting corpses of people and animals as they wait for food, clean water and medicine.

“Many are not buried and lie in the water. They have started rotting and the stench is beyond words,” Anders Ladekarl, head of the Danish Red Cross.

So what is it that we have here? Is this merely politics, where a weak country is being trampled by pushy UN folks coming in and taking over? Or will the thugs who run Myanmar just steal the food for themselves or to sell, and leave the citizens to rot? Where does sovereignty draw the line when it comes to disasters far beyond the ability of a country to deal with? Should they be FORCED to open their borders to WorldMed Inc, for their own good? Having been rebuffed, should the world get uppity and say “Well fine. Screw you guys, I’m going home.” and just leave these people to die?

These are hard things to think about, and there are some hard choices to make here. Where do you think the moral line is? If you were the world, what would you do?


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 05/09/2008 at 12:09 PM   
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calendar   Tuesday - April 01, 2008

Bush so eager to build border fence he’s breaking the rules

This ties in with the earlier border story. This bit of news just broke about half an hour ago.

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration will use its authority to bypass more than 30 laws and regulations in an effort to finish building 670 miles of fence along the southwest U.S. border by the end of this year, federal officials said Tuesday.

Invoking the two legal waivers — which Congress authorized — will cut through bureaucratic red tape and sidestep environmental laws that currently stand in the way of the Homeland Security Department building 267 miles of fencing in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas, according to officials familiar with the plan.

Great, so the left can now add “illegal and immoral” to their complaints about the fence project.

Criminal activity at the border does not stop for endless debate or protracted litigation,” Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said in a statement. “These waivers will enable important security projects to keep moving forward.”

As of March 17, there were 309 miles of fencing in place, leaving 361 to be completed by the end of the year to meet the department’s goal. Of those, 267 miles are being held up by federal, state and local laws and regulations, the officials said.


Well no shit, Mr. Lettuce Head.

Now let’s see it get done well before November. Like I said, come up with something like FDR’s CCC and put 50,000 people to work on it. Job would be done in a month, tops.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 04/01/2008 at 05:47 PM   
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