Friday, 19 September 2014

NHS in crisis: English health service runs £500m deficit in just three months
People want more services than they are willing to pay for.
     Alternatively, which government service would you like to see cut by 1 billion a year to make up this deficit?

Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
"Without its large contingent of Scottish MPs, a Labour administration could struggle to get its budget and laws passed by the Commons."
   Translated: Labour is a minority party in England that wants to use Scots to suppress democracy here.

Tories call on PM to renege on reckless funding vow
It's why they voted "no" - they are not stupid: getting more from the tax man than others get seemed a good deal. They knew they would get a lot less from an independent Scotland.

The people of my country have brought a catastrophe upon themselves by voting No
The people of your country (the UK) did not vote no, the people of your province of our country (Scotland) did: overwhelmingly. 
         One reason they did is because they saw through your nonsensical arguments:
1) They knew that it was already within Scotland's power to curb the housing bubble north of the border. 
2) They knew that Scotland already controls the NHS north of the border and that it gets less funding per head than in the UK because of that local control
3) They knew that Scottish jobs and wages are under Scotland's control already
4) They knew that Scotland gets more government money (investment) per head than the rest of the UK does.

I fantasised about killing Thatcher, admits Mantel
Mantel clearly is a fan of the Taliban, Al Qaeda, and ISIS: if somone disagrees with you, kill 'em.

Labour will 'name and shame' companies which don't pay men and women equally
Will it only reveal those that pay women less than men, or will it also expose those that pay men less than women?

Friday, 12 September 2014

Concerns Grow As More Teenagers Attempt To Flee Homes And Join ISIS In Syria
Of course they do: it is a chance to rape and murder with impunity and there are many teenagers who cannot resist that combination.  "As one said the other day: "Do you have to be Muslim to join?"

Mi5 Conspiracy Theories Rife In Scottish Referendum Debate
Silly Scots. MI5 is working FOR independence. A naturally conservative group they are ecstatic to see this drain on the treasury flounce off to form its own little ethnic enclave. 
     The funds that MI5 funnel to Salmond is, of course, from deep black ops budgets, so the public will never learn exactly how much and will have to wait 50 years for even a glimmer of the amounts MI5 has contributed to the Yes campaign.

Cash-Strapped Moderate Syrian Rebels Blame West For Rise Of Islamic State
Well of course they do. It can't be the fault of anyone in Syria or in the middle east - so it MUST be the west.
I can hear them singing now: "You never give me your money, you only give me your conversation...."

Missouri Lawmaker Suing Federal Government To Keep Daughters From Birth Control
Well of course he is right. No Mormon should be forced to have insurance, for themselves or their employees, that covers any accident or illness where alcohol or caffiene is involved, nor should any Jewish people or their employees have insurance that covers any accident or illness resulting from the preparation or eating of pork.

Miley Cyrus on The Cover Of V Magazine
Poor girl. The look in her eyes, the tats, the multiple piercings all scream "damaged goods, low self-esteem."

At Hearing On NYPD Force, The '5,000-Pound Elephant In The Room' Is 'Broken Windows'
Yeah this polcy is just wrong: I should be allowed to break the laws I want to break and only follow those I want to follow. How dare the police enforce any law that I don't think is important?

Obama authorizes military strikes against ISIS leadership
Well, that is pretty assuredly a declaration of war, so ISIS is well within its rights to strike at American leadership as and where it can.

Top CIA officer in Benghazi delayed response to terrorist attack
The story does not giover the most important information of all: was the CIA chief a Republican or a Democrat?   How can we score party political points if your don't tell us that?
       PS: Mr Paronto seems pretty ill-informed, considering the video had been big news in Libya for several weeks. Odd that he would not know about this famous video which the leader of the embassy attack said was the reason he planned the whole thing.

MPs claiming more expenses now than at height of 2009 scandal.
So what? Of course they claimed more. It is called inflation.
     Provided that the claims were for legitimate and allowable expenses, what is the concern? Is it that we think their employers should require them to pay business expenses out of their own pockets? How would we feel if our employers did that to us?

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Tony Blair 'Philanthropist Of The Year' Award Defended By GQ Magazine
The hatred for Blair is actually self-hatred. 

The overwhelming majority the country was in favor of intervening in Iraq (only the Liberal Party opposed the idea). Later, when we saw how hard Iraq was going to be and how incompetently the Americans would handle it, we changed our mind. Once we changed our mind, we needed a scapegoat to blame for doing what we all wanted done at the time but now were ashamed of. 

Once Tony Blair became our scapegoat, nothing else he ever did can have any merit, so we must think his philanthropy is rubbish, no matter how many it has helped. 

Otherwise, we might have to look in the mirror.

New Book Says C.I.A. Official in Benghazi Held Up Rescue
But they have left out the most crucial bit of information: was the CIA station chief a Republican or a Democrat? See, we don't really care about the folks who were killed or how we can do better next time unless it is instrumental to partisan point scoring.

Countries Launch Global Effort To Halt Islamic State's Recruitment Of Foreign Fighters
That's not going to work. The chance to rape and murder with impunity is irresistable. The recruits don't actually care whether who they get to rape murder or why they are encouraged to rape and murder (whether for some mohareb perversion of Islam or any other reason). They just want to go murder men and rape women - having a get out of jail free card is just a bonus.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Nigel Farage Accuses Alex Salmond Of 'Excessive Nationalism' Ahead Of Vote
It is called jingoism, Nigel, and it includes the desire to withdraw into an ethnically purer enclave of one's own - to be part of something smaller where people are more like me. It extols the virtues of my own ethnic group while decrying the influence of foreigners. 
       This is a growing trend around the world, exemplified by the Abkahzi, Basque, Bosnian, Catalan, Croat, Chechnyan, Kosavar, Kurd, Kasmiri, Mapuche, Moro, Ossetian, Quebecoise, Russian Ukrainian, SzĂ©kelylander, Scot, Tamil, Tibetan, Uighyur, Venetan, Walloon, Zapatista and the wealthy gated communities of America.
      Odd that Nigel is against this, since it is precisely Salmond's arguments that he and UKIP use to advocate withdrawl from Europe. Essentially, UKIP, SNP and the BNP all rest upon the same base rationale.

Absolutely. And if any buildings are named after biblical character, they should use the Aramaic spelling and script; logograms if named for a chinese benefactor  .
PS: Writing Arapaho in Latin script is already a racist cultural insult, regardless of the spelling used.

President Obama’s leadership under scrutiny as world looks to US for response to Isis
Funny how everyone whines about how America should stop messing about in other parts of the world, but when things go bad they all expect America to fix it.
    There is no chance that Obama can put together any coherant foreign policy or plan for ISIS, Syria or the Ukraine, since the Republicans will oppose anything that he suggests. Even if he takes up a Republican idea (as he did with Romneycare) the Republicans will change their mind and say that they are now against it.

Ashya King's Parents Reunited With Terminally Ill Son
About Time!  This is entire saga was both morally and LEGALLY unacceptable. The NHS trust and the CPS should both be prosecuted for false arrest and for state-sponsored child abuse.

Dancing guardsman at Buckingham Palace now faces a possible investigation
Oh give us a break. Investigate what? Whether anyone has a sense of humour? Slap him on the wrist and tell him not to do it again. Lighten up.

Wes Welker Suspended For Violating NFL's Performance-Enhancing Drug Policy
"...violating the league's performance-enhancing drug policy"
What nonsense. 
Pain killers (which do enhance performance) are perfectly acceptable, whereas recreational drugs (which probably degrade performance) are banned under this Alice-in-Wonderland "policy."