Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Jacqui "Smith" Spliff Is A Homophobe & An Accessory To State-Sanctioned Murder

Paul Canning explains why here. No doubt Terry Kelly, fan of the homophobic murderer Fidel Castro would approve of Spliff's actions.

Quote of the Day 27.11.2008: Deluded Terry

ROFLMAO! OMG!! My sides are splitting!!!
Someone call the men in white coats for El Tel?

Biggest UK quake since 1984

LONDON (Reuters) - An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.2 shook parts of Britain on Wednesday but officials said there were no reports of anyone being killed or serious damage.
The quake struck about an hour after midnight and many people in London and other areas said they had been woken up by the tremors. Wednesday's quake was the strongest for nearly quarter of a century.
In Barnsley, a man was injured in the pelvis when a chimney collapsed and plunged through the roof of his bedroom, said an ambulance service spokeswoman. The man was taken to hospital.
"(The quake) was really bad. I was fast asleep and woke up and the room was shaking," Jemma Harrison, who lives in Manchester, told the BBC.
Soon after the quake occurred the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) estimated the magnitude at 4.7, but the British Geological Survey later raised the figure to 5.3 before settling on 5.2.
The USGS said on its Web site the quake's epicentre was 127 miles north of London and 50 miles east of Sheffield.
"We have no reports of injuries (in London)," said a police spokesman in the capital.
Police in Lincolnshire said some people had reported minor damage to their homes.
The quake was the largest to hit Britain since one with a magnitude of 5.4 in 1984.
"This is a significant earthquake for the UK and will have been widely felt across England and Wales," said seismologist Brian Baptie of the British Geological Survey.
A couple of nights ago, I had a dream that Mediterranean would be hit by a devastating Earthquake. The following day, a Tsunami warning was issued for South East Asia and today, this occurred.

Shopkeeper cleared in death inquiry

A shopkeeper will not face a murder charge after the man who tried to rob him was stabbed to death with his own knife.
Tony Singh, 34, was arrested after career criminal Liam Kilroe tried to rob him but died when Mr Singh defended himself.
Kilroe, 25, from St Helens, Merseyside, died from a single stab wound to the chest after trying to rob his victim on Birleywood Road, Skelmersdale, around 9pm on February 17.
Mr Singh, who owns the Lifestyle Express store in Birleywood, was arrested on suspicion of murder but later released on bail pending further inquiries.
Lancashire Police had earlier that week issued an appeal for Kilroe to hand himself in after he failed to appear at Preston Crown Court to face armed robbery charges.
He had previously been convicted of assault and robbery.
The force has now said Mr Singh will face no charges over the incident.
Detective Superintendent Mick Gradwell said: "This was a violent attack on Mr Singh by a convicted armed robber.
"My recommendation was that Mr Singh should not be prosecuted and I am pleased that the Crown Prosecution Service has agreed with that."
It is a damn disgrace that Mr. Singh was even arrested in the first place. Why was Kilroe even free to walk the streets in the first place when he was a known 'career criminal' and charged with armed robbery.
New Labour: A National Disgrace

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Scarlets Scandal

This rumour (and I stress the word 'rumour') might interest Rugby Union fans, and supporters the Scarlets in particular. A couple of nights ago, source of mine learned that a Welsh international and Scarlets player who has featured in this year's Six Nations Championship has been found to be taking 'vitamins' he wasn't suppose to and has been sent into exile in France, having been told in no uncertain terms that he'll never play for the Scarlets again. The scandal is an open secret, but a statement on this matter is 'imminent'.
Now, this may be just a malicious rumour (which is why I won't name names), but if it is true, I bet his wife has had a pop at him.

Retired But Not Forgotten: A Bill Goldberg Tribute

The song is called "Blow Me Away" by Breaking Benjamin.

Quote of the Day 26.2.2008: How To Ruin A Nation In Less Than 11 Years

Read it and weep lefty scum:


"People flee communism or even its wet-arsed sibling, socialism. This means it is demonstrably a rubbish political system which has catastrophically failed in its stated mission: to improve the lives of "the people". Those people vote with their feet for capitalist oppression. This destructive political creed is the scourge of the third world, creating refugee crises in countries neighbouring every socialist state and killing millions in the process. The countries with the highest per capita rate of exodus are just such third-world toilets, generally as a result of decades of such socialist misrule causing the most able people to seek better lives in better governed places - yes lefties, even America. But it's not just communism which makes a mess, its aborted foetus: progressive leftism or social democracy (or whatever you want to euphemistically call drippy PC leftist whingeing) does so too, but in an insidious and subtle way.


The highest rate of exodus in the OECD is the UK, which is not yet quite as bad as somalia - which is why Somalis still want to come here. This exodus of highly educated Native Britons is because of Labour policies like taxing people to penury, then spending the proceeds to subsidise crime, using the welfare state. In a vicious circle, the state tries to replace these migrants by recruiting Somalis, who aren't quite the paragons of virtue presented to the immigration officer. The state then sets its attack dogs in the police to criminalise the rest of the British population for driving, whilst turning a blind eye to labour voters benefit recipients burgling your home. None of the money expropriated from the productive classes in this way is being spent on services they use. Councils can't even empty your bin once a week any more! Over a third of Government managed expenditure is being pissed away on Lambert & Butler in the form of direct benefit payments. To little cash is earmarked for roads, and what is, is spent on speed bumps and road narrowing, increasing frustration on your ever lengthening drive to work. The schools, still in thrall to leftist dogma, seem to think that actual teaching facts and morals is a denial of a child's human right to be a grotty little chav, while little Tarquin no longer gets any dosh to spend on his 3-year drinking sabatical university course. The poor too are betrayed: They are herded from sink comprehensives on un-policed estates to universities which used to be polytechnics, in order to take degrees of zero credibility, which simultaneously raise expectations whilst offering no advantage in the Labour market, which they enter £16,000 in debt. This at vast cost to the tax-payer for the simple purpose of massaging the unemployment statistics. Meanwhile, the only job open to many disadvantaged young men without a university "education" is the Army, which is being eviscerated by decades of underfunding and 10 years of over use. Ancient regiments are being amalgamated, whilst shiny arses in the MOD argue about procurement programmes while denying the boys the kit they need now, fighting two (soon to be 3) hot wars simultaneously. There are now more civil servants in the MOD than Front-line infantrymen - a microcosm of the growth in the utterly pointless bureaucracy by which this Party seeks to cement its regime: by the creation of a bureaucratic client state.


So if you've worked hard, own a home and drive a car, this place is shit - especially if you've committed the thought-crime of doing so in the private sector. The Dude will never leave - I have faith that the great tradition of liberal England will return after a century's hiatus, but my parents have already left for Costa-del-Solshire along with most of their friends, where the sun is hot, the beer is cool and the tax is reasonable - as a result, the locals don't have to beat you up for your pension money (or at least they do so less often than they do at home). It is the best people who are leaving, because they can. The politics of the UK will soon be that of the shit that's left behind: and ever more insanely socialist as a result. Perhaps that's all in the Labour plan, though that would be giving them credit for a competence and forethought I doubt they possess.


Gordon Brown, you really are an incompetent cunt who, despite the brilliant economic legacy bequeathed to you by your predecessor in No11, has fucked the country up, and it's only the remaining checks and balances, which I notice you're still busy trying to "modernise" away, have prevented you turning this country into 1978-9. Why don't you fuck off and kill yourself, you mendacious socialist bastard, before you do more harm?" - Jackart

Monday, February 25, 2008

Quote of the Day 25.1.2008: Across The Pondlife

"Express yourself: (heterosexist, racist, misogynistic or otherwise bigoted comments are subject to deletion)" - the oxymoronic comment moderation policy of the self-confessed Godless Liberal Homo, America's answer to Cllr Terry Kelly
Maybe "Ultimate" Warrior had a point when he made his infamous claim that "queering doesn't make the world work" (at least in the U.S. - we in Britain have the good fortune of having Derek Laud stand up for some much-needed common sense and sanity).

Cuba 'Elects' New President

Outgoing President Castro gets up off his sick bed to congratulate his successor
BREAKING NEWS: SNP ends 'cigars for Chocolate Oranges' trade agreement with Cuba!

Scenes of a Graphic Nature

It's been a while since I've had a go at the Gormless One, so lets do so!
Out of sheer boredom (El Tel is rather quiet at the moment), visited Gallas' official web site and clicked on the 'Cartoons' section. I was greeted by a series of crude, unflattering and even offensive images of the looney left's pet hates (Thatcher, Israel, the United States etc.). Some of the stuff wouldn't be out of place in the infamous Der Sturmer.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Sheridan wife 'harassment victim'

Here an interesting bit of news that might appeal to Right For Scotland:
The wife of former Scottish socialist MSP Tommy Sheridan believes she is the victim of police harassment, her lawyer has said.
Gail Sheridan, 44, has been arrested over allegations of theft. She has been suspended by British Airways as a result of the allegations, which are reported to involve miniature bottles of alcohol.
Amer Anwar, the Sheridans' lawyer, said she and her husband were determined to prove her innocence.
Mr Anwar said: "Gail Sheridan has a 23-year unblemished record with British Airways, whom she has represented as part of their promotional team, as well as serving as a shop steward and now as a senior cabin crew member.
"She understands British Airways employment procedures but firmly believes she is now a victim of harassment and intolerable behaviour from Lothian and Borders Police and sections of the press.
"Both Mr and Mrs Sheridan are determined to prove their innocence and will not be intimidated or bullied by Lothian and Borders Police."
A Lothian and Borders Police spokeswoman confirmed: "A 44-year-old woman has been arrested and charged and a report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal."
The police force would not comment on newspaper claims that alcohol miniatures were found in the Sheridan home by officers investigating perjury allegations.
A British Airways spokesman said: "A member of cabin crew has been suspended as part of an ongoing investigation."
Mr Sheridan, 43, was charged with perjury in December - around 16 months after he won his £200,000 action against the News Of The World at the Court of Session in Edinburgh. His father-in-law, Angus Healy, 71, and three colleagues who backed him in the trial have also been charged.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Kurt Angle VS The Undertaker Hype Video

An awesome video package to build up a World Heavyweight Championship match at No Way Out 2006 that delivered the goods.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Kurt Angle VS The Undertaker Music Video Tribute

This video is an awesome tribute to one of the greatest matches in prowrestling history when Kurt Angle defended the World Heavyweight Championship against Undertaker at No Way Out 2006. The song is called "Someday" by Nickelback.

Macavity Terry

19.2.2008 -09:11 [RfS]: I look forward to Terry's blog being updated today with another fawning article about a gay-bashing murderer.
19.2.2008 - 16:10 [RfS]: no update on Terry's site yet. Maybe he has been overcome by grief. Do you think we should send him some flowers?
20.2.2008 - 20:24 [Clairwil]: Well he probably couldn't work out a way to blame the SNP for Castro's retirement so it letting it pass unremarked.

Quote of the Day 21.1.2008: The 900th Post

I found this gem in today's Western Mail newspaper:
"It is disturbing that in a modern and supposedly progressive democracy the freedom to openly discuss and comment upon certain aspects of contemporary society, in even the most rational and constructive manner, has been so heavily curtailed that the individual citizen has been effectively muzzled and rendered politically impotent.
In the present political climate an over-developed sense of political correctness and horror of causing offence has been instrumental in promoting a type of linguistic fascism that connives at the suppression of any unpalatable fact that may reflect negatively an issues to do with race, religion or immigration, however accurate these facts happen to be.
Imposing censorship or suppressing legitimate comment in the context of human rights abuses for the purpose of advocating diversity and multiculturalism can only be counterproductive as the toleration of unacceptable practices by our groups will always be resented by others where values and cultural norms are different.
Cultural diversity has often come to be seen as a blanket excuse for the toleration of bigotry and extreme views by radicals of every persuasion and as a divisive rather than unifying factor in society.
Rather than the cosy utopian melting pot of the popular political imagination, multiculturalism has resulted in the polarisation of different communities and initiated a form of cultural and socio economic apartheid that has become much more deeply entrenched than it otherwise need have been." - Stuart Walters
Bravo! It could not have been put better by anyone else.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Kurt Angle vs Shinsuke Nakamura Part Two

Who's the real, undisputed IWGP Heavyweight Champion? Find out now!

Kurt Angle vs Shinsuke Nakamura Part One

This match took place in Tokyo on 17.2.2008 to unify both versions of the IWGP Heavyweight Championship.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Terry Can't Count


"I'm innumerate!"


Back in the former People's Democratic Socialist Republic of RenfrewshireTM, our favourite Labour party imbecile Cllr Terry Kelly wrote this drivel on his shitty blog:


"Most readers will know that I find the SNP contemptible again no surprise.


I’m now sitting less than 24 hrs. later and I have received 29 comments, one positive and 28 hostile.


The hostile comments are predictably nasty and abusive with a few exceptions, they are all pro SNP and they all have one thing in common. They are all anonymous every one of them.


These people like to think of themselves as 'bravehearts' Scottish warriors for independence and all that 'old pony', ready to vanquish the English oppressors etc.


What are they like ? they can’t even identify themselves to a harmless old blogger like me, I fear the worst when the battle starts, there could be heavy casualties in the crush to run away."


Stirring stuff from the tub of lard, however our friend ShrekBall burst his bubble with this observation:


"Terry you are fantastic. You are either a liar, an incompetent or you think we are one or the other.


There are 29 comments, one supportive of your position which you will probably not have replied to. That leaves 28 other comments.


But there will only be 14 from other people. The other 14 are attacking your position and for each one of them you will have replied with a name-calling abusive post.


But you may have a point about the anonymous thing so I am willing to make you an offer. You pick a restaurant anywhere in Paisley or Renfrewshire and I will pay - lets go out to dinner one night and discuss all these issues face to face. You never know, you may actually like me."


Our Terry couldn't take those remarks lieing down and responded with all his typical hyperbolic bluster:


"The idea that I “might actually like you” is risible I would be just as likely to get on famously with Nick Griffin.


Your racist reaction on America - Your support for discrimination against foreign doctors - Your support for Thatcher - Your arrogant contempt for people in poor areas - your support for American actions in Guantanamo.


Why would I, or anyone with a shred of decency want to socialise with the likes of you ?"


Terry Kelly - the human joke that never gets stale!

Quote of the Day 19.2.2008: Political Prostitution

"Hello Boys! Cum and blow me!!!"
"Mr [Paul] Flynn is nothing more than a New Labour rent-boy who is desperate to spread his cheeks for the party to avoid deselection come the next election. Should he cause any trouble and stop waving the flag for the contemptable little shit Hain he faces being replaced by someone off an all women shortlist aka Jessica Morden our other Newport MP- who is Mr Hain's PPS by the way...." - FIDO The Dog

Fidel Castro retires as Cuban president

HAVANA (Reuters) - Ailing Cuban leader Fidel Castro said on Tuesday that he will not return to lead the country as president or commander-in-chief, retiring as head of state 49 years after he seized power in an armed revolution.
Castro, 81, who has not appeared in public for almost 19 months after undergoing stomach surgery, said in a message to the communist nation that he would not seek a new presidential term when the National Assembly meets on February 24.
"To my dear compatriots, who gave me the immense honour in recent days of electing me a member of parliament ... I communicate to you that I will not aspire to or accept -- I repeat not aspire to or accept -- the positions of President of Council of State and Commander in Chief," Castro said in the statement published on the Web site of the Communist Party's Granma newspaper.
The National Assembly or legislature is expected to nominate his brother and designated successor Raul Castro, 76, as president. Raul Castro has been running the country since emergency surgery to stop intestinal bleeding forced Castro to delegate power on July 31, 2006.
Cubans on the empty streets of Havana were not surprised by his retirement.
"Everyone knew for a while that he would not come back. The people got used to his absence," said Roberto, a self-employed Cuban who did not want to be fully named.
"I don't know what to say. I just want to leave. This system cannot continue," said Alexis, a garbage collector.
In a deserted Revolution Square, site of many hours-long speeches by Castro to massive crowds, a lone soldier stood guard at government headquarters and the city was calm.
'COMANDANTE'
The title of "Comandante en Jefe" or commander-in-chief, was created for Castro in 1958 as overall leader of the guerrilla forces that swept down from the mountains of eastern Cuba to overthrow U.S.-backed dictator Fulgencio Batista.
His retirement draws the curtain on a political career that spanned the Cold War and survived U.S. enmity, assassination plots by the CIA and the demise of Soviet bloc communism.
A charismatic leader famous for his long speeches delivered in his green military fatigues, Castro is admired in the Third World for standing up to the United States but considered by his opponents a tyrant who suppressed freedom.
"It's incredible that 50 years of dictatorship can be accepted by Cubans and will continue to be accepted," said Ninoska Perez of the anti-Castro Miami-based exile organization, the Cuban Liberty Council.
Perez said Castro's retirement did not mean anything would change in Cuba and the news was unlikely to bring cheer to Cuban exiles waiting for an end to communism in their homeland and an opportunity to return.
"The real celebration will be when he (Castro) can no longer write about it," she said.
Castro's illness and departure from Cuba's helm have raised doubts about the future of the one-party state.
"Fortunately, our Revolution can still count on cadres from the old guard and others who were very young in the early stages of the process," Castro said in his statement.
"They have the authority and the experience to guarantee the replacement," he said.
U.S. President George W. Bush, in Rwanda while on a trip to Africa, had no immediate comment on Castro's plans to step down, White House spokesman Gordon Johndroe said.
Johndroe said "the president was informed" about the developments with Castro and that he would receive a briefing later. Washington has maintained a more than four-decades long economic embargo against Cuba to try to isolate Castro.
Castro has been seen only in pictures and video film since he handed over power provisionally to his brother, looking gaunt and frail. His health improved enough a year ago to allow him to reestablish a public presence by writing reams of articles published by Cuba's state press.
"This is not my farewell to you. My only wish is to fight as a soldier in the battle of ideas. I shall continue to write under the heading of 'Reflections by comrade Fidel.' It will be just another weapon you can count on. Perhaps my voice will be heard. I shall be careful," Castro said in Tuesday's message.
Castro could remain politically influential as first secretary of the ruling Communist Party and elder statesman.
Raul Castro, Cuba's long-standing defence minister, has run raised expectations of economic reforms to improve the daily lot of Cubans since standing in for his brother, but he has yet to deliver.
"It was logical for Fidel to quit because he has been saying that he is not well," said a musician leaving a cabaret. "But nothing will change until the government makes economic reforms that Cuba needs," he said.
I bet that poor Terry will be crying into his porridge when he finds out.

Toshiba concedes defeat to Sony in DVD format war

TOKYO (AFP) - Japanese high-tech giant Toshiba on Tuesday announced its withdrawal from the high-definition DVD business, conceding defeat in a long-running format war with rival Sony.
Toshiba Corp. said that it aimed to end sales of its HD DVD machines by the end of March, clearing the way for the Blu-ray format developed by Sony Corp. and its partners to become the industry standard.
In a replay of the VHS-Betamax video cassette format war in the late 1970s, Japanese high-tech giants had been battling to set the industry standard in next-generation DVDs with two rival formats that are incompatible.
But Toshiba and its HD DVD partners suffered a series of heavy setbacks, with Hollywood titan Warner Brothers and US retail giant Wal-Mart both throwing their weight behind Blu-ray.
"We carefully assessed the long-term impact of continuing the so-called 'next-generation format war' and concluded that a swift decision will best help the market develop," said Toshiba chief executive Atsutoshi Nishida.
"While we are disappointed for the company and more importantly, for the consumer, the real mass market opportunity for high definition content remains untapped and Toshiba is both able and determined to use our talent, technology and intellectual property to make digital convergence a reality," he said.
As well as ending sales of stand alone high-definition machines, Toshiba said it would stop volume production of HD DVD disk drives for computers. It will also assess whether to keep making notebook PCs with integrated HD DVD drives.
But it will continue to provide after-sales support for people who have already bought its next-generation DVD players and recorders.
Blu-ray and HD DVD both offer cinematic-quality images and multimedia features.
But analysts say the availability of two different types of formats was confusing for consumers, who have been reluctant to buy one type of machine in case it becomes obsolete.
Toshiba said it would focus on more profitable business areas, such as NAND flash memory chips that are essential for portable music players and other consumer electronics.
The group announced Tuesday that it would jointly build a new semiconductor plant in Japan next year with its US partner SanDisk as part of efforts to cement their leading positions in NAND flash memory.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Multicultural UK "soft target" for terrorism

LONDON (Reuters) - Multicultural Britain is a "soft target" for terrorist attacks because its aims, values and political identity are divided, a leading defence think-tank said on Friday.
How much to integrate ethnic communities in Britain has been a hot political issue since four British Islamist suicide bombers killed 52 people on London's transport system in 2005.
The attacks sparked a debate on whether Britain's policy of avoiding imposing a single British identity and instead promoting a multicultural society had led to segregation of ethnic minorities.
In a report strongly rebutted by the government, the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) said: "We look like a soft touch. We are indeed a soft touch, from within and without."
The report, based on the findings of former military chiefs, diplomats and analysts, concluded:
"The country's lack of self-confidence is in stark contrast to the implacability of its Islamist terrorist enemy."
"The security of the United Kingdom is at risk and under threat," it said.
The report called for the creation of a new cabinet committee to oversee security policy.
It said another parliamentary committee should seek to build consensus and identify security weaknesses.
"The United Kingdom presents itself as a target, as a fragmenting, post-Christian society, increasingly divided about interpretations of its history, about its national aims, its values and in its political identity," the RUSI report said.
"That fragmentation is worsened by the firm self-image of those elements within it who refuse to integrate.
"This is a problem worsened by the lack of leadership from the majority, which, in mis-placed deference to multiculturalism,' failed to lay down the line to immigrant communities, thus undercutting those within them trying to fight extremism."
That provoked a robust response from the government with a cabinet office spokesman saying: "The government rejects any suggestion that Britain is a soft touch for terrorists."
"We have a detailed and robust strategy for countering international terrorism."
Labour MP Keith Vaz said the report was wrong to blame multiculturalism for fostering terrorism.
"I think one of the problems with this report is that they've not actually looked at our multicultural society to see what benefits it has given the country. It hasn't been a soft touch for terrorism," he told BBC Radio.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

The Kurt Angle Interview

An awesome Kurt Angle interview with Wrestle Zone UK, the TNA World Heavyweight Champion speaks frankly to Paul Fahey about WWE, TNA, drugs and more.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Quote of the Day 12.2.2008

"WWE is the McDonald's of the wrestling industry... mega successful by mass producing a subpar product and marketing it to the uninformed. They aren't going to compromise profit to improve quality." - The Ripper on the Wrestlingfigs.com Forums

Sad But True!

....and I fucking hate that paedophile Hubbard, that nutcase Tom "Cruisin' For A Brusing" Cruise and the so-called "Church" of Scientology

Vince McMahon Is A Spiteful, Mean-Spirited Cunt!

At AAA's Rey de Reys show on March 16, they're going to be inducting Eddie Guerrero into their Hall of Fame. Vickie Guerrero wanted to do the honors of inducting Eddie, but WWE isn't allowing her to attend. Right now, AAA is talking with one of Guerrero's brothers.


For crying out loud Vince, Eddie was Vickie's husband. She married HIM, not your isolationist company with it's corporate dogma and fascist obsession with command, control and the destruction of everything outside of it's orbit.


It was bad enough that Vince exploited Eddie's death during 2006 in the most tasteless way possible by claiming he was "down there" in hell. Have some bloody compassion for his widow! The only reason she has decided to put up with your crap is because she just wants to provide for her two children and keep a roof over their heads.


FUCK YOU McMORON!!!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Reasons Rowan Williams Must Resign #94: McStalin Hails His 'Integrity'

Gordon Brown has paid tribute to the "great integrity" and "dedication" of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams.
It comes as the embattled Anglican leader prepares to defend himself over his comments on sharia law.
Mr Brown's spokesman said the Prime Minister understood the "difficulty" currently facing Dr Williams. The two men had a "close" relationship and stay in close touch, he said.
The spokesman added: "The Prime Minister believes the Archbishop of Canterbury is a man of great integrity and dedication to public and community service and he understands the difficulty he is facing at the moment.
"The Archbishop has been clarifying and setting in a wider context the comments he has made and I'm sure he will continue to do so in the future."
But he went on: "The Prime Minister is very clear that British laws must be based on British values and that religious law, while respecting other cultures, should be subservient to British criminal and civil law."
The remarks from Downing Street come as Dr Williams faces a crucial test when he gives his presidential address at the opening of the General Synod, the Church's ruling body, in central London.
The Archbishop is expected to defend himself after a storm of hostile criticism following a BBC interview he gave last week in which he said the adoption of some aspects of Islamic sharia law in the UK "seems unavoidable".
The interview preceded a public lecture in which Dr Williams said UK law needs to continue to find accommodation with religious legal codes such as the Islamic system of Sharia law if community cohesion and development are to be achieved.
His remarks draw criticism from church leaders, secular groups and government figures with at least two Synod members calling for him to go.
Both these men are twin cancers that have been inflicted upon this once-great nation by Adolf Blair and need to be 'cured'.

Quote of the Day 11.2.2008: Terry Swings Low


Friday, February 08, 2008

Thai referee gets a beating by entire soccer team

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A Thai soccer referee was beaten up by an entire team after sending off three of their players during a match to decide promotion to country's second division, local media reported on Friday.
Referee Prakong Sukguamala needed 50 stitches and also broke a finger after being attacked by the Kuiburi FC squad, furious at being shown three red cards during a 4-1 loss to Kasem Bundit on Thursday, the Thai-language Thai Rath newspaper said.
The angry players charged into Prakong's dressing room at the stadium in Ayutthaya, north of Bangkok, and started to kick and punch him. They dispersed after police fired gunshots into the air.
The players then chased Prakong into the stadium's office, where the hapless official ran into a mirror, leaving him with cuts all over his body.
Prakong told Channel 3 television he was forced to lock himself in the room to escape his attackers.
In the same interview, Kuiburi's coach accused Prakong of biased refereeing but said he had urged his players to show restraint when tempers flared.
Prakong, covered in bruises, insisted he had refereed the game fairly and had been told by Thailand's soccer federation to press charges against the Kuiburi team.

Sad and introspective? Don't go shopping

WASHINGTON (AFP) - If you're feeling glum and introspective, resist the urge to go shopping, a new study said Friday.
According to a study released at the annual meeting of the Society for Social and Personality Psychology, inward-looking people who are down in the dumps tend to spend more money on the same item than their neutral-emotion counterparts.
Earlier studies have drawn a link between mood and spending habits, but this one highlighted the key role played by how self-focussed a person is.
"It is the combination of sadness and self-focus that drives the effect, and it turns out that sadness leads to an increase in self-focus," said Cynthia Cryder, a doctoral student at Carnegie Mellon University and one of the co-authors of the study.
"What we think is going on is that sad and self-focussed people are feeling pretty bad about themselves and have a decreased valuation of themselves. They want to enhance this valuation, and one way to do this is by acquiring material goods," she said.
Placing a higher value on those goods could be an attempt by the sad, self-focussed person to boost their self-esteem by transferring the value of the item to themself.
The big problem is, the purchase is often regretted later.
"A huge key to avoiding decision-effects like this is being aware that you're sad in the first place. But that's rather hard to do," Cryder said.
"Participants in studies such as ours usually have no idea that their feelings influence their decisions, so it's impossible to correct," she said.
"Secondly, always re-evaluate major purchases one day or one week after you make them so that you can make sure that whatever you bought is still attractive to you," Cryder said.
"That lowers the probability that you'll have an over-priced mistake due to some fleeting influence that you didn't know about and still don't know about. You just know, 'Wow... why did I pay so much for that?'"
Speaking from personal experience, I find the conclusions of this research to be accurate.

Archbishop's sharia comments:"Recipe for disaster"

LONDON (Reuters) - A government minister accused Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams of concocting "a recipe for disaster" for suggesting the introduction in Britain of some aspects of sharia was unavoidable.
Main political parties distanced themselves from Thursday's comments on Islamic law by Williams, the spiritual leader of the world's 77 million Anglicans, who is already battling divisions within his church over gay priests.
"You cannot run two systems of law alongside each other. That would be a recipe for chaos," said Culture Secretary Andy Burnham, joining a chorus of condemnation for Williams.
Nick Clegg, leader of the Liberal Democrats, said "On this I think he is wrong" while former Home Secretary David Blunkett said formalising Islamic law "would be catastrophic in terms of social cohesion".
The Sun said on Friday: "It's easy to dismiss Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams as a silly old goat. In fact he's a dangerous threat to our nation."
The issue of integrating Britain's 1.8 million Muslims has been widely debated since July 2005, when four British Islamists carried out suicide bombings on London's transport system, killing 52 people.
Those attacks prompted questioning of a long-standing policy of avoiding a single British identity and promoting a multicultural society, which some argue has led to segregation of ethnic minorities.
Speaking to the BBC, Williams said other religions enjoyed tolerance of their laws in Britain and called for a "constructive accommodation" with Muslim practice in areas such as marital disputes.
Asked if the adoption of some aspects of sharia was necessary for community cohesion, he said: "It seems unavoidable."
His unexpected comments were welcomed by some Muslim groups, but the government said it was out of the question that the principles of sharia could be used in British civil courts.
"The prime minister is clear that in Britain, British laws based on British values will apply," a spokesman for Prime Minister Gordon Brown said.
Sharia is the body of Islamic religious law based on the Koran, the words and actions of the Prophet Mohammad and his companions, and rulings of Islamic scholars. It covers issues including worship, commercial dealings, marriage and penal laws.
Williams said he was not endorsing the harsh punishments meted out in countries such as Saudi Arabia and Iran, where murderers and drug traffickers are publicly beheaded or hanged.
But that did not placate critics.
Trevor Phillips, chairman of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, called Williams' intervention "muddled and unhelpful".
"Raising this idea will give fuel to anti-Muslim extremism," he added.
And Labour MP Khalid Mahmood had no doubt about where he stood: "I, along with the vast majority of UK Muslims, oppose any such move to introduce sharia here. British law is the envy of the world."

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Thursday, February 07, 2008

Lord Carey defends Islam comments

The former Archbishop of Canterbury has defended a speech made in Rome in which he accused Islamic societies of contributing little to the world.
Lord Carey said his lecture on Thursday also contained criticisms of Western culture and was a balanced appraisal of Islam and Christianity's relationship.
The former Anglican Church head told BBC's Newsnight: "I do not apologise for the things I say."
But Muslim leaders said he was "ignorant in the true faith of Islam".
Authoritarian regimes
Speaking in Rome on Thursday, Lord Carey said Islamic regimes were authoritarian and committed to power and privilege.
He said not enough moderate Muslim leaders had condemned suicide bombers.
Referring to the culture's contribution to society, he lamented the lack of any great invention saying it was 'a puzzle'.
'Muslim people are not bereft of brilliant minds. They have much to contribute to the human family,' he added.
On Friday, he told Newsnight that while he defended his comments about Muslims, he said: "I honour them as people. I honour the Muslim faith."
Iqbal Sacranie, secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain, responded angrily, saying: "One is surprised to find Lord Carey recycling the same old religious prejudice in the 21st century."
Manzoor Moghal, Chairman of the Federation of Muslim Organisations in Leicester, England, where 40,000 Muslims are based, said Lord Carey's understanding was poor.
"People are going to see the whole thing in a light which will portray him as a person who is ignorant in the true faith of Islam," he added.

No! No! No!: Sharia law unavoidable - Archdruid Of Cunterbury

The adoption of some aspects of Islamic sharia law in the UK "seems unavoidable", the Archbishop of Canterbury has said.
Dr Rowan Williams said there was a place for finding a "constructive accommodation" in areas such as marriage - allowing Muslim women to avoid western divorce proceedings.
Other religions enjoyed such tolerance of their own laws, he pointed out, but stressed that it could never be allowed to take precedence over an individual's rights as a citizen.
He said it would also require a change in perception of what sharia involved beyond the "inhumanity" of extreme punishments and attitudes to women seen in some Islamic states.
Dr Williams told BBC Radio 4's The World At One: "It seems unavoidable and, as a matter of fact, certain conditions of sharia are already recognised in our society and under our law, so it is not as if we are bringing in an alien and rival system.
"We already have in this country a number of situations in which the internal law of religious communities is recognised by the law of the land as justifying conscientious objections in certain circumstances."
He added: "There is a place for finding what would be a constructive accommodation with some aspects of Muslim law as we already do with aspects of other kinds of religious law.
"It would be quite wrong to say that we could ever license a system of law for some community which gave people no right of appeal, no way of exercising the rights that are guaranteed to them as citizens in general.
"But there are ways of looking at marital disputes, for example, which provide an alternative to the divorce courts as we understand them. In some cultural and religious settings they would seem more appropriate."
He said people needed to look at Islamic law "with a clear eye and not imagine, either, that we know exactly what we mean by sharia and just associate it with ... Saudi Arabia, or whatever".
Rowan Williams is without doubt the worst Archbishop of Canterbery in living memony. We already have a situation in Islamic countries such as Kuwait and Malasya where the decisions of the civil courts on divorce, blasphemy and conversion to a non-Islamic faith have been overruled by the religious courts and that must not be allowed to happen in this country where the law of the land has already been hampered by an unholy alliance of New Labour fascists, EU directives, the PC brigade, European Courts and the loathsome 1998 Human Rights Act.

I am not bigoted against al-Islam in general, but I must also be objective and state that 'modern' Islam as enforced by far too many so-called Muslims is as intolorant, barbaric and inhuman as medieval Christianity and until the Islamic world realises this and makes a real and concerted effort to reform their attitudes towards each other and the 'people of Kuff' (non-believers), we non-Muslims should ourselves be as uncompromising towards their own uncompromising bigotry, violence, racism and intolorance.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Health and safety fears halt pancake race

Six hundred years of tradition have been been tossed aside as organisers cancelled a pancake race in Yorkshire.
The Shrove Tuesday race in Ripon usually attracts hundreds of people to watch local schools and businesses tossing pancakes through the city's cobbled streets.
But this year, organisers have called a halt to the race because of the time and costs involved in having to put the necessary precautions and regulations in place.
Bernard Bateman, Liberal Democrat councillor for Ripon North and one of the organisers, blamed "bureaucracy".
He said: "The main problem is the health and safety aspects and issues such as that. There is bureaucracy that goes into holding any event these days, the policing, the risk assessments, and it has a cost factor and takes a lot of time."
Organisers were told they would have to pay £250 to the local authority to close Kirkgate Road, where the race took place.
They would also have to hold insurance risk assessments and pay to have medical staff on hand in case of any injuries or accidents.
The Pancake Bell has rung for 600 years and was traditionally used to signal the start of the race, which was revived in 1998 by former Dean of Ripon John Methuen.
Curse this bloody 'health and safety' culture that has infected this once-great nation of ours thanks to the fucking PC brigade!

Healthy? You're a burden on the state

Dutch researchers have confirmed what fat smokers have waited years to hear - that healthy people are actually a greater burden on the state, because they live longer and oblige the taxpayer to deal with the cost of "lingering diseases of old age like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s".
That's according to the Netherlands’ National Institute for Public Health and Environment, which found that while "a person of normal weight costs on average £210,000 over their lifetime", a smoker clocks up just £165,000 and the obese run up an average £187,000 bill.
The team's findings, published in the Public Library of Science (PLoS), are based on modelling "three hypothetical populations from the age of 20, to see how much they would cost in medical bills throughout the different stages of their lives", the Telegraph explains.
The study states: “The underlying mechanism is that there is a substitution of inexpensive, lethal diseases towards less lethal, and therefore more costly diseases.”
It adds: “Although effective obesity prevention leads to a decrease in costs of obesity-related diseases, this decrease is offset by cost increases due to diseases unrelated to obesity in life-years gained. Obesity prevention may be an important and cost-effective way of improving public health, but it is not a cure for increasing health expenditures.”
The scientists did, however, concede their research "did not look at the total costs of obesity and smoking, just the narrowly-prescribed health costs". Report co-author professor Klim McPherson, of Oxford University, warned: “It would be wrong to interpret the findings as meaning that public-health prevention, for example to prevent obesity, has no benefits.
“Quite apart from health-care costs, the other costs to society from obesity are also greater because of absences from work due to illness and employment difficulties; these costs amount to considerably more than health-care costs.”
In the end, then, the actual cost of fag-puffing overweights appears to be a matter for debate.
While obesity is already apparently costing the NHS £1bn a year, we wouldn't be the first to point out that smokers (and drinkers, for that matter) contribute vast sums of tax to the exchequer every year by resolutely sticking to their deadly vices.

BBC axes Grange Hill after 30 years

The BBC is to axe Grange Hill after 30 years, it has been announced.

The schoolgates will close for the last time later this year.

Phil Redmond devised the series in 1978 and it went on to become a national institution. But it no longer reflects the lives of schoolchildren in contemporary Britain, according to the BBC.

CBBC controller Anne Gilchrist said: "Part of CBBC's reputation for reflecting contemporary Britain back to UK children has been built upon Phil Redmond's brilliantly realised idea and, of course, it's sad to say goodbye to such a much-loved institution.

"The lives of children have changed a great deal since Grange Hill began and we owe it to our audience to reflect this.

"We're actively seeking out new and exciting ways of bringing social realism to the CBBC audience through drama and other genres."

These include two Newsround specials tackling divorce and knife crime.

Jon East, head of CBBC Drama, said: "For 30 years, Grange Hill has become a byword for realistic and contemporary children's drama. It's now time to apply what we've learned over the years to some of the new ideas we're exploring."

Redmond recently accused the BBC of ruining Grange Hill by turning it into a show for younger children. In an interview last month, he said he would not be celebrating the programme's 30th anniversary. "The BBC has abandoned what Grange Hill was about in order to attract viewers aged six to 12 rather than its traditional 13-plus constituency, so there's nothing to celebrate," he said.

The final series will feature its youngest pupils to date, from Year 6.