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calendar   Monday - August 18, 2014

i do not agree but … sad to say i actually understand

Not only do I understand .... I think I feel a bit of sympathy for the manager.
What’s he supposed to do?  Would I have done this?  I’d like to think I would not.  But I am not walking in his shoes, and it seems he backed down even before the threat was made. 
This is what our world has come to. It isn’t new of course.  In both world wars, German owned shops and even the next generation were treated badly and many shops were vandalized.  Seems to be human nature. Japanese were rounded up in America and Germans here in the UK. Not in the same numbers but it happened.

That said, this is something on a newer scale I think. 
The fear not just of looters and the lawless taking advantage of the politics. But the fear of that other group we’re all accused of being so phobic about. As if the phobia isn’t very well earned if it’s there at all.


Sainsbury’s store strips shelves of kosher food as protestors gather outside

The manager of the store ordered all kosher food to be removed from sale because they thought anti-Israel protestors might trash the shop

By Bill Gardner

A Sainsbury’s branch has caused outrage after staff emptied its shelves of all kosher food over fears that anti-Israel protesters might attack it.

The manager of the store in Holborn, London, ordered all kosher products to be removed while protestors gathered outside calling for a boycott of Israeli goods.

The incident happened on Saturday, the same day pro-Gaza activists attacked police and threw food around at a Tesco store in Birmingham.

Colin Appleby, an actor, took a photo of the empty shelf, prompting furious Twitter users to point out that many of the removed foods were from Poland and Britain.

Mr Appleby claimed a staff member defended the decision, saying: “We support Free Gaza.”

“I didn’t try to point out that kosher goods were not Israeli goods but they walked away,” he wrote on Facebook.

An official complaint was made to Sainsburys by Facebook user Gavin Pitman, who accused the supermarket chain of “targeting a group based on race”.

He wrote: “I presume you are aware that Kosher food is produced in countries other than Israel? You are therefore not making a political statement against Israel but instead are targeting a group based on race - ie Jews. As a Jew I find this deeply offensive.

“I presume you are also removing Halal food in protest against the Islamic state slaughtering Yazidis. Clearly not - therefore you have blurred the line between political statement and hate crime. “

A spokesman for Sainsbury’s said it was “an absolutely non-political organisation” and said the food was returned to the shelves “as soon as was practically possible”.

He said: “It was an isolated decision made by in a very challenging situation. It was chilled food and he was simply trying to preserve it.”

“It was the manager’s decision there and then – not company policy at all. A decision was taken by a store manager faced with a challenging situation outside the store.”

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the same day pro-Gaza activists attacked police and threw food around at a Tesco store in Birmingham.

There’s that same cursed word again. “activists.” No they are not.  They are scum on a lark or criminals looking for excuses and any one will do.
Shooting them all grave yard dead would be fully justified.
Protest is one thing, but vandalizing and destroying property is purely criminal and gives comfort only to the vermin and defends nobody.
And these activist creatures know full well their protest is meaningless and will change nothing. Except perhaps the inflation of their own self esteem.


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 08/18/2014 at 04:16 AM   
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calendar   Friday - August 15, 2014

one of the classes of 2014 … you’re the top, you’re the top banannas ….. apology cole porter

A break from my usual. Youngsters countrywide getting their test results, with many off to university.

To be honest ... it’s been so long since I was in skool ..... I very much doubt I could pass any test of my day, if taken today.
It also occurs to me that even with some criticism I have heard from some older folks about dumbing down, some of the subjects these kids are taking today and the tests many have passed with flying colors, would have me floored. I suspect it might floor some of the older fogies too.

So here’s some non famous (yet) good looking and quite bright youngsters, starting out on life’s adventure.  And much good fortune and health to them all.

Pretty and pretty darn smart.
Straight A’s and A plus.
HANA BARZINJI (medicine) age 18
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subjects derided as ‘Mickey Mouse’ courses fell out of favour.

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Their school seems to have a fair number of twins ....
Triplets here are ..
Alexandra, George and Zoe Ellaby (age 18)

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Twins, Jenny and Carrie Soderman, age 18
lots more at the link

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 08/15/2014 at 08:27 AM   
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calendar   Wednesday - August 13, 2014

immigration …. again.

Staying with immigration ..... this is what Brits have to contend with everyday.  And it’s been going on for years and years. 


Killer allowed to live in Britain

Labour has condemned a Home Office blunder that means a double-murderer from Bangladesh can come to live in Britain.
The shopkeeper - known only as “ZR” - won his case to be granted entry on human rights grounds after a paperwork error by the department.
The man was convicted of murdering two people in Bangladesh in 1990 and sentenced to life imprisonment, but released in 1997 due to a “general amnesty for good behaviour”.

According to papers released by the immigration tribunal, he married a British woman in March 1998 and they had three children, all UK citizens.
In 2011, ZR applied to the Home Office to come and join his family, but was refused on the grounds that his admission was “not in the public interest”.
The lower immigration tribunal then backed his case under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights, which protects the “right to private and family life”.

But although Government lawyers could still appeal that to a higher authority, they failed to lodge the papers in time.
Refusing permission to accept a late appeal in the upper tribunal, Judge Peter King said: “I find that the application is out of time without any clear explanation for being out of time.

“I do not find that it is in the interests of justice or fairness for any extension of time to be granted. Accordingly this application is refused and time is not extended.”

Conservative MP Dominic Raab, who is campaigning to reform human rights laws, told the Sunday Telegraph: “It is a damning indictment of Labour’s Human Rights Act that a double murderer can claim a right to family life to skip past UK border controls designed to protect the public, and gain entry to Britain.
“Article 8 claims are making Britain a safe haven for the most dangerous foreign criminals.”

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But Wait. There’s More.
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American crack dealer cannot be deported ‘because he and depressed girlfriend will miss out on NHS care’

· Johnny Callie has high blood pressure, diabetes and a bad knee
· The conditions and his age would make finding work in the US difficult
· His girlfriend is too depressed to leave their home, let alone move to the US
By Steve Hopkins
An American crack dealer has won the right to stay in Britain because he relies on free NHS medical care and has a depressed girlfriend.

Johnny Callie was jailed for seven years in 2007 for conspiracy to supply crack cocaine and heroin following a two-year covert operation by Ipswich police.
Callie was part of a 10-strong gang that flooded the area with drugs from their base in Colchester and was arrested following raids in August 2005.

In January, 2011 Home Secretary Theresa May refused to revoke an order for Callie’s deportation after he appealed the automatic order made following his sentencing in November 2007.

But the decorated Vietnam war veteran, who is suffering from diabetes, high blood pressure and ‘degenerative changes to his right knee’ has now argued he would not be able to afford medical care in the US. He also cited the ill health of his long-term girlfriend.

The 64-year-old has been fighting his deportation through the courts since his release from prison in August 2010.
He earlier halted the order on the grounds it breached his right to family life under Article 8 of the European Convention for Human Rights.
Mrs May appealed that decision, but Judge Bernard Dawson ruled that Callie could stay.

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Some of our readers, well come to think of it, all our regulars, have over time taken note of the judges who just don’t seem to be interested in keeping some folks out, or criminals in jails and when they do go, the rule seems to be short term. All in the name of human rights of course.
And when it isn’t crime and illegals it’s things like the following.

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This Polish boy lives in Warsaw… So why do WE pay his child benefit?

By Sue Reid In Warsaw

Mateusz Kossmann is a ten-year-old boy with a winning smile.

Every morning, he’s taken to school by his mother Evita, who is delighted her son is in a small class of 14 other children.

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The lessons are well-disciplined, pupils thrive academically and politely shake the hand of their teacher at the end of the day.

It is just the kind of education Evita wants for Mateusz — and she has found it in her native Poland after a dispiriting spell living in England.

Once Poland became part of the EU in 2004, Evita — like thousands of other Eastern Europeans exploiting the EU open borders policy — excitedly migrated to Britain with her husband Sebastian, and their young son, to begin a new life.

Sebastian, now 35, found an £18,500-a-year job in a Bristol factory and the couple successfully applied to be given £82 a month in child benefits for Mateusz, which is more than four times the £18 rate paid for children in Poland.

The Kossmann family is also entitled to £143 a month in child tax credits - a benefit not paid by the Polish government - to supplement Sebastian’s low income. This is paid annually, in arrears.

Like countless other EU migrants, the family qualifies for the child-linked benefits because at least one parent works in Britain.

‘From day one, we felt the British welfare system was very generous,’ says Sebastian.

‘We are receiving far more than parents get in Poland. Getting the child tax credits, too, was a big amount of extra cash for us and we were pleased.’

But two years ago, the Kossmanns reluctantly took their son out of his local Roman Catholic primary school in Bristol after realising he was struggling to learn.

In a huge class of 35, he was bullied, almost had a nervous breakdown, began stuttering and then refused to speak at all — in English or Polish.

Evita recalls: ‘At first, Mateusz put on a brave face about going to school, but he would come back crying each day. Then he began panicking about going at all. It was heart-breaking to watch.’

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Have I mentioned the Romanian father of 15, that’s not his age, that’s the number he has fathered.
He earns £21 thousand .... but gets benefits of 55 thousand.
This is a very generous country. Just ask any native Brit.
Heck .... just ask he and his family.  Click their pretty pix for the whole story.

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Finally .... aren’t ya glad, there’s this. Good grief Charlie Brown.  More of ..... them?
Yup .... all illegals and headed this way.

From Eritrea and Sudan, the new migrant queue at Calais: Latest illegal encampment to spring up has hundreds who are currently waiting for the first chance to escape

Hundreds of migrants set up new illegal camp in French port of Calais
Squalid, tented squat on town’s outskirts has been nicknamed ‘Jungle 2’
It was set up two months after previous one in the town was bulldozed
Most of the migrants in the camp are from Eritrea, Sudan and Ethiopia

By Paul Harris

Coming soon to a hood near you .... bringing what passes for culture and witchcraft not to mention disease and crime. Because they believe they have a right to be here, just like the romas and other vermin.  And few are actually deported because ... it’s true.  They have rights, some judges say.

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 08/13/2014 at 09:26 AM   
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reverse immigration or … the great escape from england … french police apprehend and return

Now this is silly. I mean ... really off the wall.

The poor Brits just can not win this one.  Mind you .... the average Brit if such a thing still exists, don’t want this.  They are not immigrant haters. It’s the sort and the numbers that have them pulling the proverbial hair, those who still have any.
Anyway .... who care?  Oh sure. Politicians nearing election time. That’s when they care. But who really listens to the average person on the street who is law abiding and pays their way?  They’re all a bunch of immigrationphobes and raaaaaaacist.


French police catch 28 illegal immigrants trying to escape Britain - and swiftly return them

Two families with children and another 22 men were all found hidden aboard
Found on a Polish lorry when it arrived in the northern French port of Calais
P&O: ‘We have never seen anything on this scale before. It’s very unusual’
It is a rare example of ‘reverse immigration’

By Ian Sparks

French border police have caught 28 illegal immigrants trying to smuggle themselves out of Britain on a cross-Channel ferry.

Two families with children and another 22 men were all found hidden aboard a Polish lorry when it arrived in the northern French port of Calais.

It is a rare example of ‘reverse immigration’ - against the flow of hundreds of migrants a day who try to sneak aboard lorries and ferries from Calais to the UK.

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The Bangladeshi, Pakistani, Afghani and Sri Lankan nationals are all thought to have been trying to return to their home countries by crossing illegally through Europe.

They were caught when the P&O ferry Spirit of France arrived in Calais at 2.20am on Thursday.

All 28 immigrants were returned to Dover at 6.40pm that evening on P&O’s Pride of Canterbury.

P&O spokesman Chris Laming said: ‘There have been occasions in the past when individual migrants have sought to go back to their homelands.

‘But we have never seen anything on this scale before. It’s very unusual.

‘There is normally one way traffic from France to Britain in the tide of illegal immigrants.

‘It is most unusual to see them going the other way.’

A Home Office spokesperson said: ‘Border Force officers in Dover are currently processing 28 people who were found by the Police Aux Frontieres in Calais concealed in a lorry which had crossed the Channel from Dover.

‘Under an agreement between the UK and French governments the 28 were returned to Dover in the same way as clandestine migrants found at our controls in Calais are passed to the French authorities.

‘If those questioned are found to have no right to remain in the UK we will take action to remove them.’

reverse immigration, source


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 08/13/2014 at 07:45 AM   
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calendar   Wednesday - August 06, 2014

why can’t punishment fit the crime, especially in cases of torture and cold blooded killing for fun

Usually I just post part of an article and supply a link. Easy. 
Except here with this very sad and anger inducing article.  Not that there is anything new or even surprising.  Even the crime doesn’t surprise us anymore.
It must be a living hell for the parents. I don’t understand the thinking of the many who are running what is laughably and erroneously called, “the Justice System.” If someone is given life for cold blooded murder, and one done for hell of it, why after denying a full and active live to some innocent, should the killer be later deemed as no longer a threat to society and paroled?  Why are they entitled to live free?  Some are even transferred to open prisons, from which a number of them have run away. Well actually, simply walked off.  Oh, and the rules now say prisoners must be addressed as ‘mister’ if you please.

Seems to me that if the vermin in this case were executed in the very same manner they took one innocent life, society would be much better off, probably safer, and if punishments were made to fit the crimes we hear about these days, there might just be less of this kind of thing.  Not a cure all I know, but a step in the right direction.  But oh no. That’s a slippery slope and would violate the human rights of the killer(s).

So here’s what got me going today.  Not very pleasant first thing with morning tea or coffee.


What is the point of victim impact statements?

By Paul Gallagher

Allan Bentley was jailed for life in 2000 for orchestrating the torture and killing of 15-year-old Michael Moss on playing fields in Sefton, Merseyside, in what became known as the “Reservoir Dogs” murder.

Bentley and two friends, Mark McKeefrey and Graham Neary, stripped Moss naked, then beat him and stabbed him 49 times over two hours. Mimicking a scene in the Quentin Tarantino heist movie, the three teens tried to cut off one of his ears with a broken vodka bottle while singing “Stuck in the Middle with You”.

At their separate parole hearings over the years, Michael’s mum, Liz, has read out her victim impact statement in the hope that the trio would remain behind bars for longer than the minimum tariffs they received. “I will never forget that day I was told of Michael’s murder,” she in her statement. “It was such a traumatic murder that my mind will not and cannot to this day accept the torture that Michael suffered. Every day of my life, I have flashbacks of what happened to Michael. I cannot go past a park or playing fields, as I see the images of my beautiful son being tortured. What I see is Michael lying naked on a very cold November night with every part of his body bleeding and mutilated.

“I go into a trance and cannot hear people talking, but I can hear Michael shouting ‘Mum, mum, mum’. Sometimes I feel I am losing my mind because I want to feel the torture he went through. Bentley has served a relatively short time in prison compared to my life sentence of grief and pain.”

Mrs Moss, 59, said she had suffered a mental breakdown, been hospitalised and diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and depression, but her words have been to no avail. One by one her son’s killers have been released.

Judge Graham White may well have had Mrs Moss in mind when he was caught on camera this week saying that impact statements made by bereaved families made “no difference” to parole judgements. His conversation was overheard by Geraldine and Peter McGinty whose son Colin, 21, was stabbed to death 13 years ago, also in Merseyside. Two men – Michael Brown and Gary Hampton – were jailed for his murder. After both killers applied to be moved to open prison, the McGintys were invited to give an impact statement – allowed when an offender has been sentenced to custody for 12 months or more for a serious sexual or violent offence – via video link. At Brown’s hearing, the couple explained that they were still “serving a life sentence of heartache and grief and pain”.

Judge White, who mistakenly thought the link had been disconnected, turned to one side and said: “I feel so sorry for these families. They make these statements thinking they are going to make a difference, but they make no difference at all. Someone should tell them.”

The McGintys said the comments were “sickening”. “The heartache that we go through to do these statements, to be told they don’t make any difference,” Mrs McGinty said.

Judge White has apologised, saying: “I am sorry if what they overheard upset them and if it made them feel that what they had said had no impact because it certainly did, but what it can’t do is affect our judgement of his [Brown’s] risk.”

The Parole Board is investigating the judge’s comments. A spokesman said the board values victim statements and recognises the importance of giving victims the opportunity to make their voices heard. “Where release is being considered,” he said, “Victim Personal Statements can assist in setting appropriate licence conditions such as exclusion zones and conditions for the offender not to contact the victim.”

However, according to the Board’s own guidelines, decisions are “ultimately based on the offender’s current risk”. The guidance states: “In most cases, the victim is unlikely to have information [on] this.”

Other victims of serious crime reacted with anger to Judge White’s comments. Victims’ Commissioner Baroness Newlove, whose husband Garry was kicked to death in Warrington in 2007 by a gang vandalising his car, said that it saddened her to hear of another family not treated with basic humanity and respect. “Victims pour their hearts into these statements to make sure they do their loved ones the best possible justice,” she said. “They should never be dismissed like this. It’s the only way for a victim to express the terrible impact of a crime, and how a decision such as a move to open conditions could affect their lives. That’s why it should be respected and given proper consideration before making a decision.”

Laws on data protection and confidentiality prevent victims and relatives from seeing a copy of the Parole Board’s “written reasons” for their decisions. Rose Dixon, the CEO of charity Support After Murder and Manslaughter, last night called for clarification from the Ministry of Justice regarding the purpose of victim impact statements. “It used to be clear what the role of impact statements was but following Judge White’s comments regarding the McGinty family, we need some very clear guidelines [if their role has changed].”

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 08/06/2014 at 05:59 AM   
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calendar   Sunday - July 27, 2014

another million or so for the gypos

Yup. Tis them again.  You have serious problems back home in the USA of course.  Every country has its problems but ... be thankful you don’t face this PC - BS on a daily basis. I think Americans however would be far less likely to put up with this group to the same degree the Brits think they have to.

The cancer eating Europe, the worthless sponges and professional no goods the Germans didn’t have the time left to finish off.
The gypos.

Planning inspectorate?
Hmm.  Kinda like .... Secretariat?  Has a Bolshie ring to it.

If you missed the original story concerning this case, the grandma simply opposed them and also complained about her vehicle being blocked by theirs. She may have used a term like, and I am imagining this cos I do not recall her exact quote, she may have said “you people” which would have been enuff to trigger a threat and charge of .... raaaaaaacism!

Gipsies who landed a grandmother with a criminal record after falsely accusing her of racism are to get a new £500,000 caravan site (yes, paid for by the taxpayer)

The move has angered residents living near farmland at Chorley, Lancashire
At least two imminent house sales said to have fallen through as a result
Gipsies falsely accused ‘community stalwart’ José Hampson of racial abuse last year
Local council has been told it must find the Linfoots a permanent site

By James Tozer

Gipsies who falsely accused a grandmother of racial abuse are set to be given a new caravan site at a cost to the taxpayer of more than £500,000.

The move has outraged people living near what is currently tranquil farmland, with at least two imminent house sales said to have fallen through as a result.

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The council behind the proposal has already spent £145,000 trying to throw the group off their existing camp on green belt land.

And the gipsy family meant to benefit from the new site have said there is no guarantee they would move there in any case.

The plan would see taxpayers provide a new site for five mobile homes belonging to the Linfoot family.

Last year the family falsely claimed toy shop owner and community stalwart José Hampson, 78, had called them ‘dirty ******* gippos’ in a row over their illegal camp.

Mrs Hampson, a widowed former Sunday school teacher, was given a criminal record after being found guilty of racially aggravated harassment, but after an 11-month nightmare her good name was restored when a judge quashed the conviction.

Now the council has been told it must find the Linfoots a permanent site and residents of a quiet row of terraces this month learnt that farmland behind their homes had been chosen – despite being the most expensive of nine potential sites to develop, at £560,000.

Mrs Hampson said: ‘I don’t see why they should receive special treatment like this, especially if it means another beautiful spot is spoiled as a result.’

The proposal has led to a campaign from residents of Cowling Road, the chosen site on the edge of the Lancashire market town of Chorley.

Currently grazed by cattle, the land was reputedly given to the council by a former mayor for £1 on condition it was used to benefit the townspeople.

Glenn Hutchinson, landlord of the adjacent Spinners pub, said: ‘It’s not the right place, it’s as simple as that.

It’s a semi-rural location on the outskirts of town. All the residents around here are appalled we were not informed of this by the council even though dozens of others were consulted.’

Another resident said: ‘My fear is that they won’t stop at five caravans, we could see other travellers stopping off there as well.’

Chorley council identified nine potential sites for the Linfoots’ five caravans and earlier this month announced that it had chosen a site known as Cowling Farm.

The proposal is now out for consultation.

Chorley council had set aside £145,000 to evict the Linfoots from a plot of green belt land they own less than a mile away.

But last year it was forced to give them temporary permission to stay after the Planning Inspectorate said the council had failed to make enough provision for travellers and gipsies.

Council leader Alistair Bradley said: ‘Time and again decisions on what’s best for Chorley have been taken out of our hands by the Planning Inspectorate.’

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We have site here, just at the end of the street that looks something like this, but even better and more of it. 
If you think ppl don’t worry about that, think again.


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 07/27/2014 at 05:00 AM   
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calendar   Monday - June 30, 2014

Finally, Maybe, Haggis

UK Lobbying To End USA 43 Year Old Haggis Import Ban



Connor MacLeod: You look like a woman you stupid haggis.

Juan Sanchez Villa-Lobos Ramirez : Haggis? What is haggis?

MacLeod: Sheep’s stomach stuffed with meat and barley

Ramirez: And what do you do with it?

MacLeod: You eat it!

Ramirez: How revolting!


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The British government has dispatched its Environment Secretary to Washington to try and convince the Obama administration to lift a 43-year-old ban on importing haggis.

Environment Secretary Owen Paterson was due to meet with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack in an effort to show that British meat is safe to consume.

Haggis, the Scottish delicacy consisting of a sheep’s heart, lungs, and liver simmered with onion, oatmeal, suet, and spices in a sausage casing—or sheep’s stomach for the traditionalists—was embargoed by the U.S. in 1971 as part of a blanket ban on foods containing sheep’s lung. In 1989, an outbreak of mad cow disease in the U.K. meant that the import ban was extended to all beef and lamb products.

Sky News reports that Paterson is hoping that the U.S. can lift its ban as part of negotiations toward a trade deal between the U.S. and the European Union that could be worth $17 billion to the British economy.

“I share many haggis producers’ disappointment that American diners are currently unable to enjoy the taste of Scotland’s wonderful national dish in their own country,” Paterson said recently. “"I am meeting my U.S. counterpart today to discuss how we can begin exporting it, particularly as so many Americans enjoy celebrating their Scottish heritage.

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Haggis ... it makes you strong!

But mark the Rustic, haggis fed,
The trembling earth resounds his tread.
Clap in his walie nieve a blade,
He’ll mak it whissle;
An’ legs an’ arms, an’ heads will sned,
Like taps o’ thrissle.

Ye Pow’rs wha mak mankind your care,
And dish them out their bill o’ fare,
Auld Scotland wants nae skinking ware
That jaups in luggies;
But, if ye wish her gratefu’ prayer,
Gie her a haggis!

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calendar   Thursday - June 26, 2014

Fine, I’ll Try It.

Middle of the night. Time for a cuppa.

WTH, for once I’ll put a splash of cream in. Drink it “proper”. Check myself out on the color chart ... win prizes?

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Yep, I’m nearly a 2. Just a bit over. About a tablespoon in a mug’s worth, spoon of sugar. Not bad. Loses the edge a bit. I’ve only ever had tea in the clear before. Black? What does one call it, tea with no cow added?

Alright, a bit of toasted cheese to eat, some more of that matzoh - yes, I’ve still got lots!! - another cuppa and then back to bed.



Here’s a nice bit of simple tune if you know your history ...

The western counties point to the sea
I stand unsteady on the shore
The ebbing tide drags my steps from under me
Now it will carry me once more

To trace a circle round the oceans of the earth
I’ll place a band of Spanish gold
On this cold finger of the land of my birth
They would steal to have and hold

Out of the night I’ll send them fear and flame
In oaken ships of fiery death
Their straying children they’ll gather at my name
And learn to fear a dragon’s breath

From these red cliffs I will dive into the sun
And into history
Until from Plymouth Hoe the beating of my drum
From leaden slumber will summon me

In times of trial will recall my restless bones
And read once more upon the page
How a poor Westcountry man once stood before a throne
And how his plunder bore a golden age.


Come on, how often do you hear songs like that? Never. Or even less.  Oh fluff ... the video gives it all away. Mostly.

Back to bed.


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calendar   Wednesday - June 11, 2014

my isp, new router, farage and ukip and may election and thieving romanians

Got a new router from isp, finally got it up and working and far easier than I first thought it would be.  Kinda proves that, “ the only thing we have to fear is ……”
Actually that is not entirely true, but I suppose when FDR first used the phrase it was needed. Anyway very busy and up to ears in things and don’t expect to post too much unless it’s something a bit more off the wall than my usual crime and grime stuff.  Those things never change, only the ppl involved.
For example, another ‘honor’ murder. That’s not news anymore. Guy killed wife because she was becoming too westernised.  Why the hell do they bother living here anyway?  Oh. Right. Maybe he was getting benefits. Don’t know. Doesn’t matter.

This new router has fewer wires and one less plug to stick in the wall, supposed to be faster than older one which was giving good service and no probs at all.  Now I have the joy of buffering on a tablet that I never had before.  Speaking of the buffering.
So spent a whole hour after coming in from yard work which I know I shouldn’t be doing now, anyway, an hour with ISP tech to alter the speed settings or something.

So ,,,, I found a story to share that really as I see things, proves how duplicitous and hypocritical even a fairly conservative paper can be.  Gee, when we can not even trust our own damn side …. ?

There’s a political party here called UKIP, which is UK Independence Party.
It’s leader, Nigel Farage, is a genius and a damn good speaker who puts the rest of these clowns and the EU in the shade.  He makes his critics look like the dumb asses they are.  But there’s a problem.  Everyone is out to get him and whenever the Daily Mail can publish an unflattering photo of him they will.  Or point out his race bias and his immigration phobia and his awful anti Romanian rhetoric, they will. But hang on. That’s how they paint him but that isn’t him.  But they want it to be, because lots of ppl are seriously worried that there’s a chance UKIP could split the conservative vote and hand the country back to the Labour Party.  In other words, even a conservative paper will twist what he says to suit their own agenda. 

A few weeks ago in an interview, when asked a question about his mistake on the numbers of Bulgarians and Romanians who were supposed to flood the borders and apparently may not have, in the numbers he quoted, he said that he would not want to live next door to a Romanian family.  So, was he anti immigrant?  His wife after all is German.  So the usual talking heads all dumped on him, he made no grovelling apology and stated why he wouldn’t and most Brits understood him well.  Oh boy, did they understand.  His critics thought the sky would fall on him, and the Daily Mail, that bastion of conservative thought, joined in the abuse and finger pointing.
UKIP went on to win lots of seats in the Euro elections and his party is now being taken a bit more seriously. All of a sudden politicians both left and right are outdoing each other with promises of utopia.  Suddenly politicians are using words like, we must pay more attention to the people.  Sure. Now that their faces have been rubbed in the dirt a bit. 

I do not know personally, if UKIP will turn out to be a one or two issue thing. I have no idea if they will fold or gain new strength.  But a scary number of voters from both left and right who somehow manage to agree on some basic level, have deserted their parties and joined UKIP.

In reply, the mouthpiece of liberal conservatism has run articles not once but 2wice, by the original founder of UKIP who quit years ago, saying that Farage is a racist,
and again pointing out again that Mr. Farage thinks living next door to Romanians is a bad thing.  As if we can assume that a family of that group will be upstanding and present no problems. We only hear about the bad after all.  Cos they are the ones who make the news.  Where’s the excitement in writing about good people. You know, if it bleeds, it leads. So with that thought in mind, may I present the following story from the Daily Mail.

Caught on CCTV: Moment ‘polite and charming’ Eastern European scammers stole £300 from woman at a cashpoint by pretending she had dropped £5 on the floor

· Wendy Cleasby was conned as she withdrew cash from Santander bank
· The 53-year-old said scammers appeared to be ‘polite and charming’ men
· Duo told her she dropped £5 and stole her £300 when she went to pick it up
· Pair were arrested by police after being identified from CCTV footage
· Both handed a 16-week prison sentence and ordered to pay compensation
By Larisa Brown


BREAK –

Whoa. Hang on.

The DM has changed their headline for the on line version.

Here is what I have from the hard copy version.


MOMENT ROMANIAN CASHPOINT CONMEN STRUCK INSIDE A BANK.

It was a hefty withdrawal, so Wendy Cleasby thought taking her cash out inside the bank was the safest option.
But that’s exactly where a pair of conmen were waiting to pounce.
Just inside the high street branch, the two Romanians who pointed out that she had just dropped £5 were actually tricking her into turning away… so they could steal her money from a cashpoint machine.

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Visit the link here and look at the following pix. 

£1M COST OF INTERPRETERS

The cost of providing interpreters to assist Romanians appearing at magistrates and crown courts for criminal cases has hit more than £800,000.

Freedom of Information requests to the Ministry of Justice revealed that the bill was £804,846 for the period from February 2012 to January 2013.

The money was paid to Capita Translation and Interpreting, which won the contract to provide translations services in January 2012. The bill for the final month was £89,387.

Previously, courts in England relied on local interpreters.

Last month the Mail revealed that the annual cost to the taxpayer of hiring court interpreters to assist all non-English speakers had almost doubled in just one year to £15.5million

Below is very interesting most especially because it was done in Nov., and his prediction of the recent May election seems to have been pretty much spot on. The pols are scared for the first time. And the 2nd party currently in power here, the Lib/Dems, have been left in the dust after the May elections.

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 06/11/2014 at 09:07 AM   
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calendar   Wednesday - June 04, 2014

trying to do it right

How much bacon goes into a proper bacon butty?

Tried making my own bacon sandwich here, cooked the bacon on the grill of course. Used 4 full slices of Oscar’s thick slice, which I guess is about a quarter pound uncooked. I cooked it crispy. Maybe I should have gone with chewy. Seems to me it needed to have about twice as much bacon. And that was half a package!



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These look about right, but they’re “merely” BLTs ... a summer treat that’s hard to beat IF you get yourself some locally grown ripe NJ tomatoes. It’s one thing we’re really the best at growing. Beefsteaks, Jersey Giants. Big meaty solid monsters, firm and juicy, warm and happy in the sun with an aroma you can pick up 10 yards away.

Surely, surely a proper British bacon sandwich is better? Maybe I shouldn’t be using what they call “streaky bacon”, which is about all that’s available to us Yanks.

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The real deal from England. Looks kinda cheap and puny, don’t it?
Heck, I look at this thing, and I hear Clara Peller in my mind going “Where’s the   beef   bacon??”

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Good old Clara.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 06/04/2014 at 11:55 AM   
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another day another killer with … “rights”

Rule one ...  always belong to a protected group, and it’s a plus if you happen to come from some place in Bongo-Bongo Land.
Rule two ...  above.

Frankly, and some will look askance at the remark, I regard it as one less of ‘them’ in the world. Which should not be taken to mean I approve the method, or even that I approve the killing. I approve of neither.
Thing is, I just do not care.  However ... I can’t resist the post because, it’s another sorry assed example of how far the system bends over in compliance with a foreign based “human rights” law.  In this case as in others before, it’s article 8 of the ECHR (European Convension on Human Rights).

I may be misinformed but, it is my understanding that the French generally ignore the more stupid articles that impede justice there.
So why can’t the Brits simply tell that court to, shove their article where the sun don’t shine?

Take a look at this latest


Mum who killed her baby can’t be deported ... because of her human right to family life

Ghanian nurse secures right to live in Britain despite killing her baby
Her legal team successfully argued the woman is entitled to a family life
The woman was jailed for three years but was freed in April to look after her three surviving children
She has also been granted anonymity despite being named at the time of her conviction
The Home Office described GHA’s legal victory ‘disappointing’

By Mario Ledwith

A foreign nurse who force-fed her baby to death cannot be deported because it would breach her right to a family life.

The Ghanaian woman won her fight to stay in Britain under controversial human rights laws.

And even though the 33-year-old was named in the widely-reported court case that saw her jailed for causing the baby’s death, she has now been granted anonymity.

Having served her three-year sentence, she has been free since April last year to look after her three surviving children.

Last night one MP said the situation was ‘perverse’ and called the immigration tribunal’s ruling ‘warped’. Home Secretary Theresa May has made repeated attempts to remove the woman, who can be referred to only as GHA.

The case will again raise questions about the use of the European Convention on Human Rights to protect criminals. The Home Office said the ruling was ‘disappointing’.

The nurse, who came to the UK on a student visa in 2000, used a small milk jug to tip baby rice African corn porridge and chicken soup into her child’s mouth.

GHA’s legal victory – using Article 8 of the European Convention – means that she has been allowed to remain in the UK unconditionally with her family and been granted lifetime anonymity.

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 06/04/2014 at 02:34 AM   
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calendar   Saturday - May 31, 2014

Don’t Nobody Sneeze

Take a random midnight wobble around the Internets and you’ll find the oddest things ...


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Royal Army Ordnance Corps men playing cards on bomb dump, Acheux, July 1916, Battle of the Somme.

Each one of those ball things is the 44lb explosive head from a device called a trench mortar, which would loft these bombs over the top and a few hundred yards towards the enemy in his trenches. A launching pipe was attached to the bomb part prior to firing, so that these things appeared to be launching large deadly lollipops, or candy apples on a stick.

And yes, there really is a place in France called   Achoo   Acheux.

Gesundheit.

Properly, it’s Acheux-en-Amiénois, and is about 2 miles SW of Gommecourt, infamous crossroads of the above battle, and about 10 miles NE of Amiens.

Wait, the formal name of the little town is even grosser than it’s short name? Achoo and a mayonnaise? Ewwwwww.

See More Below The Fold

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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 05/31/2014 at 12:23 AM   
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calendar   Friday - May 30, 2014

either someone having silly fun, or another serious sign of the times. take yer pik

OK… could be someone’s idea of a joke, or else some one or more ppl trying to stir things up.

Somehow though, and only time might tell, I think it’s hard to believe that muzzies would so easily play into the hands of so many who would easily believe it.
I know they have crap for brains believing the things they preach, but somehow this would be a step way over. Or, maybe not.  Some months ago after all, wasn’t there a group of them on the streets bullying folks about dress and drink and declaring parts of London a muslim district under sharia law? But many of those were also Brit born converts white guys, who even looked more stupid than the usual bearded freak.

Anyway .... it really looks like someone pasted over a sign in a petrol station at curb side, with a home printed notice.

Do not walk your dog here! Muslims do not like dogs’: Fury after poster discovered near popular London park warns dog-walkers to stay out of ‘Islamic areas’

· Sign sparked anger after being seen on railings of Bartlett Park, east London
· Notice advices pet owners not to walk dogs as it is an ‘Islamic area now’
· MP Jim Fitzpatrick has written letter of complaint to Tower Hamlets mayor
· It is not yet known who put the sign up and police are investigating
By JULIAN ROBINSON

An MP has complained after seeing a sign posted near a popular park warning dog-walkers to stay out of ‘Islamic areas’.
Conservative Member of Parliament Jim Fitzpatrick alerted police and the local mayor about the sign after it was flagged up by one of the residents in his east London constituency.
The sign, which was spotted on the railings of Bartlett Park, reads: ‘Do not walk your dog here! Muslims do not like dogs. This is an Islamic area now.’
Police say an investigation is now underway to find out who put it up.

a sign of the times, cont. reading


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 05/30/2014 at 01:52 PM   
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calendar   Thursday - May 08, 2014

skull cracker caught and arrested after bank raid

An update on a previous story cos I thought you all might be worried about the poor guy.

The fellow known as “skull cracker” who walked out of an open prison, in spite of 13 life terms, was captured with another con who was also running loose.

Seems they raided a bank in the first 24 hours he was out.  Not a problem and I’m sure we all understand.  After all, no money and on the run, a guy has ta do what a guy has ta do.

So back in the slammer again and the authorities trying to work out how a violent criminal with a long record was sent to an open prison.
Haven’t read or heard any answers yet.

There was an article in a paper today, the same old song and dance as performed by America’s critics. ie, America has too many of her citizens locked up.
Figure given is 2 million. Gee .... like we owe the ass wipes an explanation. Oh, and the awful inhuman death penalty.
You’d think they might want to focus on crime and punishment, lack of, in their home country first.

Later ...


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