A great documentary.
AUSTRALIANS have been refused insurance protection because of their genetic make-up, researchers have shown in the first study in the world to provide proof of genetic discrimination.
Most cases were found to relate to life insurance. In one instance, a man with a faulty gene linked to a greater risk of breast and prostate cancer was denied income protection and trauma insurance that would have let him claim if he developed other forms of cancer.
The findings have led to renewed calls by experts for policies to ensure the appropriate use of genetic test results by the insurance industry.
The director of the Centre for Genetics Education at Royal North Shore Hospital, Kristine Barlow-Stewart, said the research also showed consumers needed to be better informed about their rights.
“Eighty-five per cent of the people in the study didn’t know where to go to seek assistance if they had been discriminated against,” she said.
Associate Professor Barlow-Stewart and her colleagues surveyed more than 1000 people who had attended clinical genetic services about their experiences of discrimination.
In a long, complex process that was only possible because of the assistance of organisations and companies that had carried out the discrimination, the researchers were able to verify 11 cases of genetic discrimination, and their results are published in the journal Genetics in Medicine.
Isn’t corporate-state centralisation of your information wonderful…
Ugly girls protesting at pretty girls. LOL
Protesters caused havoc at an American-style beauty pageant for university students last night after they stormed the stage and set off stink-bombs.
While contestants for Miss University London posed with winning smiles and in dazzling dresses, more than 100 critics gathered outside chanting and holding banners.
Police said a total of eight protesters were arrested after they chained the entrance to the Crystal nightclub in London with two bicycle locks, preventing anyone from getting in or out.
Condemned as degrading and misogynist, the event, now in its third year, has been compared to an American-style beauty pageant.
Misogyny apparently means “contempt or hatred of women or girls.” How does a competition celebrating University girls equal contempt? Just roll out the standard accusations. And note how the little tyrants want to dictate to the girls taking part…
Ruby Buckley, 19, women’s officer at LSE, said that Miss University London was an out-of-date concept and had no place in a modern, forward-thinking country.
‘We all want to be judged for our intellectual merit, not our bodies,’ she said.
‘Those girls taking part should know that they are worth more than this.’
And I suppose the way they do that is letting these feminists dictate to them how they should live as opposed to actually respecting these women as individuals and realising it’s NONE OF THEIR DAMN BUSINESS. They can do what they like.
Christian Emile, 22, owner of 121 Entertainment, said: ‘It brings people together from all the different universities. Feminism is supposed to be about choice for women.
‘So they should be allowed to do whatever they want.’
Well that is how feminism sells itself, but all scams need a hard sell. The truth is that feminism is tyrannical just like its parent ideology, socialism. You don’t need to be a ‘feminist’ to be ‘for freedom’, just be yourself. Anyone who claims to fight tyranny by imposing their own is an arsehole who should be kicked in the naughty bits.
You’re free to do as we tell you – Bill Hicks.
More than 1,300 schoolgirls have experienced adverse reactions to the controversial cervical cancer jab.
Doctors have reported that girls aged just 12 and 13 have suffered paralysis, suffered convulsions and sight problems after being given the vaccine.
Dozens were described as having pain ‘in extremity’ while others suffered from nausea, muscle weakness, fever, dizziness and numbness.
The vaccine is being given to girls under a Government programme to prevent women from developing cervical cancer. Ministers say it will ultimately save 700 lives a year.
I am not surprised at this at all. Why? Because I have researched it.
From everybodys favourite Marxist scumbag.
Harriet Harman was caught up in a row today over whether women will suffer most in the recession.
The Equality Minister claimed in the Commons yesterday that women were worrying more than men about the economic crisis.
As usual from a feminist, she makes a claim about women’s ‘feelings’ and states it like an actual fact. The ONS begs to differ however;
But her views were undermined today by figures from the Office for National Statistics and a Cambridge University study.
The ONS claimed the economic downturn ‘impacted less’ on working women than on men. It stressed that estimates showed fewer women than men had lost their job.
The redundancy rate for women was 6.6 in 1,000 employees in the three months to December, compared with 13.6 for men.
Who needs ‘feelings’ when you have facts.
Ms Harman vowed in the debate in Parliament that women would not be allowed to become the ‘victims of the recession’.
We are all affected by a recession (unless you work in the public sector). This sexist totalitarian pig needs to stop trying to destroy the nations’ males (a vital part of destroying any country) and do the honourable thing.
Throw herself off of a bloody cliff.
Lots of these ‘accidents‘ happening in labs these days…
The company that released contaminated flu virus material from a plant in Austria confirmed Friday that the experimental product contained live H5N1 avian flu viruses.
And an official of the World Health Organization’s European operation said the body is closely monitoring the investigation into the events that took place at Baxter International’s research facility in Orth-Donau, Austria.
“At this juncture we are confident in saying that public health and occupational risk is minimal at present,” medical officer Roberta Andraghetti said from Copenhagen, Denmark.
“But what remains unanswered are the circumstances surrounding the incident in the Baxter facility in Orth-Donau.”
The contaminated product, a mix of H3N2 seasonal flu viruses and unlabelled H5N1 viruses, was supplied to an Austrian research company. The Austrian firm, Avir Green Hills Biotechnology, then sent portions of it to sub-contractors in the Czech Republic, Slovenia and Germany.
The contamination incident, which is being investigated by the four European countries, came to light when the subcontractor in the Czech Republic inoculated ferrets with the product and they died. Ferrets shouldn’t die from exposure to human H3N2 flu viruses.
Public health authorities concerned about what has been described as a “serious error” on Baxter’s part have assumed the death of the ferrets meant the H5N1 virus in the product was live. But the company, Baxter International Inc., has been parsimonious about the amount of information it has released about the event.
On Friday, the company’s director of global bioscience communications confirmed what scientists have suspected.
“It was live,” Christopher Bona said in an email.
Well nevermind what they put in the vaccines, you just smile and say ‘yes please’ when your wonderful masters tell you to get injected ‘to protect you’.
URGENT WARNING: H5N1 DNA in Flu Vaccine – Video
You must admit, vaccinations are an ideal vector to distribute pathogens and other deadly agents to a cattle population.
Plan to vaccinate babies against drugs: Babies could be vaccinated with brain-altering chemicals to stop them getting hooked on drugs and cigarettes in later life.
Newborns would have jabs which could prevent addiction to cocaine, heroin or tobacco, under secret Downing Street plans.
Think of the children indeed…
Oh by the way, if you think I’m being paranoid… Of course I’m being bloody paranoid. You have to realise, if this crap ever gets into your body, you’re probably f**ked. By then you would have wished you were ‘paranoid’. Or to put it another way, if you know there was a chance that one of these countless vaccines they want to stick in your child could be contaminated with a weaponized bird flu, meningitis or some crap (above and beyond what they already put in it) would you let your kids be injected with it anyway?
No, I wouldn’t either. Be cautious, not sorry.
This should come as no surprise to those who have read an earlier article of mine, Harriet (femscum) Harman still wants to discriminate against white men.
Minority groups will get extra help in a bid to shield them from unemployment and the economic downturn, a minister has vowed.
Ethnic minorities, women, older people and the disabled will not be ‘left behind’ during the recession, Work and Pensions Secretary James Purnell will pledge.
In a speech to Labour’s Black Asian and Minority Ethnic conference in Leicester today, Mr Purnell will say vulnerable groups were hit hardest by unemployment during previous recessions and will vow to prevent this from happening again.
He is expected to announce that the Government will work with the Equality and Human Rights Commission to look at whether ‘at risk’ groups were disproportionately affected by job cuts.
‘In the past, too many were left behind in bad times,’ Mr Purnell will say.
‘Ethnic minority workers suffered most in the Tory recessions,’ he told The Independent.
‘Just think of the waste of human potential. Whole communities were abandoned.
‘Families where no one then worked for generations. Unemployment among older workers was deeper and more prolonged … And we squandered the talents of a generation of disabled people – left at home, a life on benefits with literally no help or support.’
Mr Purnell said thousands of people who were ethnic minorities, older workers and the disabled had suffered.
‘Over half a million were pushed on to incapacity benefit and forgotten about,’ he said.
‘But, as much as the Tories might have wanted them to, they didn’t just disappear. We still bear the scars of those decisions in so many communities and households today.
‘In this recession, evidence so far is that its effects … are being spread across the population more evenly. But we will not take any chances.’
In the past year, the female employment rate has fallen by 0.3 percentage points, compared to the male unemployment rate which has fallen by 1.0 percentage point.
Reminds me of this article I read a while back from the Sunday Express, How the government has declared war on white English people. It also reminds of the mission the government has to destroy British culture and identity, which is part of a much bigger, international plan, the One World Government, as mentioned by the FT; And now for a world government, an important section is the following;
The financial crisis and climate change are pushing national governments towards global solutions, even in countries such as China and the US that are traditionally fierce guardians of national sovereignty.
Then these quotes;
“The threat of environmental crisis will be the ‘international disaster key’ that will unlock the New World Order.” — Mikhail Gorbachev (Monetary & Economic Review, 1996, p. 5)
“We must establish a new world order based on justice, on equity, and on peace.” – Fidel Castro United Nations 1979
“Our overriding environmental challenge tonight is the worldwide problem of climate change, global warming, the gathering crisis that requires worldwide action.” – President William Clinton State of the Union Address 1998
“We are moving toward a new world order, the world of communism. We shall never turn off that road.” – Mikhail Gorbachev 1987
“Two centuries ago our forefathers brought forth a new nation; now we must join with others to bring forth a new world order.” – The Declaration of Interdependence 1976
“National Socialism will use its own revolution for establishing of a new worldorder.” – Adolph Hitler during World War II
“Our nation is uniquely endowed to play a creative and decisive role in the new order which is taking form around us.” – Henry Kissinger Seattle Post Intelligence 1975
And if you are wondering who are doing this…
“We are grateful to the Washington Post, The New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subjected to the lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and bankers is surely preferable to the national auto-determination practiced in past centuries.” – David Rockefeller Baden-Baden, Germany 1991
Britain’s head is on the chopping block, apparently, a necessary sacrifice for the financial oligarchy’s plan for the global socialist dictatorship.
Everyone is ‘equal’ under communism, didn’t ya know…
For generations of young footballers, being soundly thrashed by a rival team has been a tough, if character-building, rite of passage.
But the days of double-digit goal tallies may be numbered.
Some officials want the Football Association to introduce a so-called ‘mercy rule’ in youth soccer.
An import from the United Socialist States, the rule means that if one team achieves a certain goal advantage over another the match is declared over, thus sparing the losers further humiliation.
Supporters claim such a move would prevent youngsters from becoming prematurely disillusioned with the beautiful game.
But critics insist it will also deprive them of a vital life skill: Dealing with utter defeat.
But that is what the state wants, a generation of people incapable of dealing with anything. That way you’ll run to the state for help with everything, thus putting them in the position of your ‘keeper’. Everyone who lives in the real world knows that getting your butt whooped at a game is a humiliating experience (especially if it is playing Soul Calibur 2 and its by your bloody girlfriend who just button bashes and Perfects you, and then goes on about it for ages and ages and bloody ages, telling all your mates about it and… well nevermind). Just makes you want to get even. In the game I mean.
The Mid Lincolnshire League is calling on the FA to bring in rules which would mean that if a nine-goal gap opened up between teams, then the game would stop.
Ron Westerman, chairman of the Mid Lincs Youth League, in which more than 6,000 children aged up to 13 play in 400 teams, said: ‘We’d not be taking away victory or defeat, merely lessening its severity. Scorelines of 25-0 don’t do anyone any favours, especially at age eight to ten.
‘We’ve asked the FA to consider bringing this in nationwide, but at the moment it’s just one of many things up for consultation.’
Come on. Who only wants to beat the other team a little bit? You want to crush their morale, shatter their confidence, and generally let them know that they suck. That’s the FUN!
The rule already operates unofficially in Devon’s Pioneer youth league. Now both counties want the FA to adopt the idea more widely, saying it will encourage more youngsters to enjoy the game.
But sceptics believe such measures merely provide a politically correct comfort blanket for children against the realities of the wider world.
Robert Whelan, deputy director of think-tank Civitas, said: ‘We’re being over-protective with youngsters but doing them no favours. It’s a symptom of a society that wants to protect the young from anything unpleasant at all costs.
Molly coddling it’s called. It encourages infantilism and dependence on the entity doing the nannying. Reminds me of those ‘eaters’ who live to feed their significant other, fattening them up like you wouldn’t believe so they become completely incapable of doing things for themselves.
‘But the fact is that life can sometimes be unpleasant and you don’t always win – and sometimes you lose by a big margin.
‘Life throws down challenges to you, and sometimes it lays you flat on your back, but you have to learn to pick yourself up again, and you won’t develop that spirit if no one ever allows you to lose.’
Indeed. But that spirit would be tantamount to competition wouldn’t it, and we know the state doesn’t like that.
Tory MP Julian Brazier described the idea as ‘terribly sad’, adding: ‘How can you really appreciate a fantastic win, if you’ve never experienced a crushing defeat?’
But Devon FA chief executive Paul Morrison said: ‘People talk about defeats being character building, but children are more vulnerable these days and we don’t want to put them off playing the game because they are thrashed.
No they bloody aren’t. It is the adults that are more vunerable, and projecting that nonsense onto the children. Defeat is part and parcel of life. Typical socialist agenda, drag down the highest achievers, using the others’ feelings as an excuse, and with no trailblazers to set the bar, how much damage do you think that will do to the development of these kids.
‘A women’s team I know lost 42-0 one Saturday, and within three weeks they’d disbanded. These days it should be about enjoyment and player development, rather than winning at all costs.’
Obviously these women couldn’t handle defeat, that’s their problem (42-nil HAHAHAHA) not the rest of the football league. What next? Teams that get hammered taking the better team to court and seeking damages for ‘hurt self-esteem?’
Terrorism is the systematic use of terror (imposing fear), especially as a means of coercion.
Common definitions of terrorism refer only to those acts which (1) are intended to create fear (terror), (2) are perpetrated for an ideological goal (as opposed to a materialistic goal or a lone attack), and (3) deliberately target (or disregard the safety of) non-combatants. Some definitions also include acts of unlawful violence or war.
Which one of these has been worse for Britain and YOU.
Pertaining specifically to the outlawing of any criticism of Islam. Whether it is true or not is irrelevant.
And people think that is good for children’s developing immune systems…
Children are being given the wrong vaccinations and repeat doses of jabs they have already had due to mix-ups at GPs’ surgeries.
Nearly 1,000 safety incidents involving child immunisations were reported in a single year.
Of those studied in detail, more than a third involved babies and children given a different vaccine to the one they were supposed to have.
Other blunders included delays to children having important vaccinations, infants given drugs that were out of date and allergic reactions.
Well no big deal, they aren’t their kids are they…
It is said all of the incidents could have been avoided if doctors or nurses had checked medical records or drug details thoroughly.
Last night campaigners said these mistakes were the ‘tip of the iceberg’ and expressed fears of a ‘vaccine overload’ from Britain’s growing childhood immunisation schedule.
A report by the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA), the watchdog which monitors NHS errors, looked at 949 incidents involving jabs reported in 2007. A detailed study was made of 138 of these cases, picked at random. Eight caused children ‘moderate harm’.
In 36 per cent of cases a child was given the wrong vaccination. If the sample is representative, it means that hundreds are given the wrong immunisation every year. And, as the reporting of incidents by medical professionals is voluntary, the true number could be much higher.
In 23 per cent of incidents there were errors in documenting the vaccine, while there were delays in 17 per cent of cases. Other problems included incorrect storage of the jabs or out-of-date vaccines having to be thrown away.
GP Dr Richard Halvorsen, of the Babyjabs clinic in Central London, said: ‘These cases are probably the tip of the iceberg. It’s worrying when children are getting the wrong vaccines at the wrong times but it’s an inevitable consequence of the vaccination schedule, which is one of the most complex in the world.
‘Of course things are going to go wrong – it’s a recipe for mistakes.’
Children receive 32 immunisations before they reach four. And the Government is now discussing whether also to give chickenpox and flu jabs. The most controversial vaccine is combined measles, mumps and rubella (MMR).
Jackie Fletcher, of campaign group Justice, Action, Basic Support (JABS), said: ‘Children are sometimes given MMR when they go to get their pre-school booster for diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough, even if parents have explicitly said they do not want them to have it. To think mistakes occur time and time again is horrendous.’
Previously healthy Jodie Marchant, who is now 17, was left severely brain-damaged and with a gut disorder after being given seven vaccines in a single jab at 14 months. Her parents, Bill and Pat, from Southampton, had requested that she was given only MMR.
A claim for damages failed because there was not enough research into the vaccines. The Marchants are now suing their GP practice. Mr Marchant, 68, said: ‘To think so many other children suffer vaccine mix-ups is appalling.’
Not enough research to sue, but enough to inject into millions of children? That is fucking insane, and people wonder why parents are more and more reluctant to get their children shot up with this shit.
The NPSA said new packaging guidelines for jabs would ‘eradicate’ errors.
The Department of Health said: ‘Staff are trained to administer vaccines safely, follow the childhood immunisation schedule and to record it all.’
Horseshit. There is more to the vaccination program than they tell the serfs…
WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to act for the first time to regulate carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that scientists blame for the warming of the planet, according to top Obama administration officials.
The environmental agency is under order from the Supreme Court to make a determination whether carbon dioxide is a pollutant that endangers public health and welfare, an order that the Bush administration essentially ignored despite near-unanimous belief among agency experts that research points inexorably to such a finding.
Carbon dioxide ‘as pollutant’, the agenda the globalists have been pushing for decades to help consolidate global power in the hands of their international organisations (global government) for a gas that exists in trace amounts in the atmosphere;
78.08% Nitrogen (N2)
20.95% Oxygen (O2)
0.038% Carbon dioxide
About 1% water vapor (varies with climate)
…which is a vital component of photosynthesis;
In plants, algae and cyanobacteria photosynthesis uses carbon dioxide and water, releasing oxygen as a waste product. Photosynthesis is crucially important for life on Earth, since as well as it maintaining the normal level of oxygen in the atmosphere, nearly all life either depends on it directly as a source of energy, or indirectly as the ultimate source of the energy in their food.
… who’s increase in the atmosphere, could explain the blooming biomass;
The results surprised Steven Running of the University of Montana and Ramakrishna Nemani of NASA, scientists involved in analyzing the NASA satellite data. They found that over a period of almost two decades, the Earth as a whole became more bountiful by a whopping 6.2%. About 25% of the Earth’s vegetated landmass — almost 110 million square kilometres — enjoyed significant increases and only 7% showed significant declines. When the satellite data zooms in, it finds that each square metre of land, on average, now produces almost 500 grams of greenery per year.
Why the increase? Their 2004 study, and other more recent ones, point to the warming of the planet and the presence of CO2, a gas indispensable to plant life. CO2 is nature’s fertilizer, bathing the biota with its life-giving nutrients. Plants take the carbon from CO2 to bulk themselves up — carbon is the building block of life — and release the oxygen, which along with the plants, then sustain animal life. As summarized in a report last month, released along with a petition signed by 32,000 U. S. scientists who vouched for the benefits of CO2: “Higher CO2 enables plants to grow faster and larger and to live in drier climates. Plants provide food for animals, which are thereby also enhanced. The extent and diversity of plant and animal life have both increased substantially during the past half-century.”
… but does not correspond to the fact the planet doesn’t seem to be warming;
Top UN scientists have been forced to admit that natural weather occurrences are having a far greater effect on climate change than CO2 emissions as a continued cooling trend means there has been no global warming since 1998.
… and the global warming scientists’ own predictions are wrong…
I have written a number of times about the “global warming accelerating” meme. The evidence is nearly irrefutable that over the last 10 years, for whatever reason, the pace of global warming has decelerated (click below to enlarge)
This is simply a fact, though of course it does not necessarily “prove” that the theory of catastrophic anthropogenic global warming is incorrect. Current results continue to be fairly consistent with my personal theory, that man-made CO2 may add 0.5-1C to global temperatures over the next century (below alarmist estimates), but that this warming may be swamped at times by natural climactic fluctuations that alarmists tend to under-estimate.
… and so on.
In fact, the science is so far from settled that it cannot be anything other than another motive for these Bilderberg/ global government puppets to push for carbon (life) taxation. Which would be the same as taxing any other completely natural gas. Like oxygen, but I guess that wouldn’t sell so well, to the unthinking masses. Even with predictions of global cooling for the next three decades;
Now a decade later, the global climate has not warmed 1F as forecast by the IPCC but has cooled slightly until 2007-08 when global temperatures turned sharply downward. In 2008, NASA satellite imagery confirmed that the Pacific Ocean had switched from the warm mode it had been in since 1977 to its cool mode, similar to that of the 1945-1977 global cooling period. The shift strongly suggests that the next several decades will be cooler, not warmer as predicted by the IPCC.
Global warming (i.e, the warming since 1977) is over. The minute increase of anthropogenic CO2 in the atmosphere (0.008%) was not the cause of the warming- it was a continuation of natural cycles that occurred over the past 500 years.
… and the UN IPCC reports have been proven to be wrong, even deliberately distorted;
Christopher Monckton, who once advised Margaret Thatcher, demonstrates via 30 equations that computer models used by the UN’s climate panel (IPCC) were pre-programmed with overstated values for the three variables whose product is “climate sensitivity” (temperature increase in response to greenhouse-gas increase), resulting in a 500-2000% overstatement of CO2’s effect on temperature in the IPCC’s latest climate assessment report, published in 2007.
.. and yes, even the IPCC admit it themselves;
Ground-breaking admission by member of the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change: major contributing factor to the balance of the climate not taken into account.
It would appear that, as many of us right-thinking people have known for some time, global warming caused by CO2 output is, at best, sensationalist fantasy.
We have top rocket scientists saying no evidence CO2 causes warming, even the United States military says it: Army: Sun, Not Man, Is Causing Climate Change, other scientists have released studies completely contradicting the UN reports;
Three top scientists have once again contradicted the claim that a “consensus” exists about man-made global warming with research that indicates CO2 emissions actually cool the atmosphere, in addition to another peer-reviewed paper that documents how the IPCC overstated CO2’s effect on temperature by as much as 2000 per cent.
Professor George Chilingar and Leonid Khilyuk of the University of Southern California, and Oleg Sorokhtin of the Institute of Oceanology of the Russian Academy of Sciences have released a study that they claim completely contradicts the link between CO2 and global temperature increases.
.. and we have large numbers of scientists openly disagreeing with the official THEORY;
The Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine (OISM) will announce that more than 31,000 scientists have signed a petition rejecting claims of human-caused global warming. The purpose of OISM’s Petition Project is to demonstrate that the claim of “settled science” and an overwhelming “consensus” in favor of the hypothesis of human-caused global warming and consequent climate damage is wrong. No such consensus or settled science exists. As indicated by the petition text and signatory list, a very large number of American scientists reject this hypothesis.
… and the Manhattan Declaration;
We, the scientists and researchers in climate and related fields, economists, policymakers, and business leaders, assembled at Times Square, New York City, participating in the 2008 International Conference on Climate Change,
Resolving that scientific questions should be evaluated solely by the scientific method;
Affirming that global climate has always changed and always will, independent of the actions of humans, and that carbon dioxide (CO2) is not a pollutant but rather a necessity for all life;
Recognising that the causes and extent of recently-observed climatic change are the subject of intense debates in the climate science community and that oft-repeated assertions of a supposed ‘consensus’ among climate experts are false;
Affirming that attempts by governments to legislate costly regulations on industry and individual citizens to encourage CO2 emission reduction will slow development while having no appreciable impact on the future trajectory of global climate change. Such policies will markedly diminish future prosperity and so reduce the ability of societies to adapt to inevitable climate change, thereby increasing, not decreasing human suffering;
Noting that warmer weather is generally less harmful to life on Earth than colder:
… the media has been reporting sensationalist climate nonsense for a century, and still have no idea what they are talking about. The science is not settled, and pushing policies based on dodgy theories with holes so big you could push Al Gores’ electricity bills through, should be illuminating for people. Why are they doing this? Why are they pushing this environmental agenda?
“The threat of environmental crisis will be the ‘international disaster key’ that will unlock the New World Order.” [Mikhail Gorbachev, quoted in “A Special Report: The Wildlands Project Unleashes Its War On Mankind”, by Marilyn Brannan, Associate Editor, Monetary & Economic Review, 1996, p. 5.]
Following the divorce of Madonna and Guy Ritchie, estimates have suggested the film director was awarded
£45 million from his ex-wife’s £200 million fortune, including a country pile and a London pub.
It’s set to be the latest in a long line of table-turning settlements where high-grossing women are forced to hand over hard-earned cash to less-successful husbands. Think Kate Winslet and first husband Jim Threapleton – who received £500,000; and Vanessa Feltz, who was ordered to pay her surgeon ex £1.5 million (after he cheated on her). But these pale in significance next to the £20 million Anne Robinson was reported to have paid her ex – who is also her ex-manager – after 27 years of marriage.
And it’s not just celebrities who are feeling the pinch. Britain’s leading divorce lawyers are seeing a surge in such cases, with Northern law firm Pannone noting a 300 per cent increase in husbands trying to claim their wives’ assets in the past two years. This equates to around 120 cases in the past year alone.
‘This is an upward trend, mostly with professional women divorcing lower-paid men,’ confirms Fiona Wood, a partner at the company. ‘Many women are taken unawares. The husband may have earned £20,000 a year, but the court will account for the fact that her £200,000 wage gave him expensive holidays and a nice car, so he’ll be awarded enough to retain that standard of living.’
It’s all about the comments, here’s a sample;
“But is it fair”.
Of course it is. It’s called “equality”.
It’s what you wanted. Now you have got it – live with it.
Unless of course, women thought it was “equality when it’s convenient…. and privilege when it ain’t.”
In which case, tough luck. – Chris, Wokingham, England
For those wondering if voting yes to the infernal thing could possibly mean anything other than giving your country over to a bunch of scheming deceitful socialist global government scum.
Several of the eight judges in charge of examining whether the EU’s Lisbon Treaty is compatible with the German constitution have expressed scepticism about the constitutional effects of further EU integration.
In all, four of the eight judges questioned the Lisbon Treaty.
The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung noted that the judges were united on one issue: that the treaty is not a work of high literature.
Less-than-clear passages from the treaty were read out aloud, guaranteeing a laugh, noted the paper.
It is designed to be unreadable. Also from EU Observer;
The new EU reform treaty text was deliberately made unreadable for citizens to avoid calls for referendum, one of the central figures in the treaty drafting process has said.
Speaking at a meeting of the Centre for European Reform in London on Thursday (12 July) former Italian prime minister Giuliano Amato said: “They [EU leaders] decided that the document should be unreadable. If it is unreadable, it is not constitutional, that was the sort of perception”.
Indeed, I have written extensively on the Lisbon Treaty. Browse the articles for lots of referenced information. From another source (extracts)…
There are those in Germany who think the Lisbon Treaty transfers too much responsibility to Brussels. The Constitutional Court is hearing the case this week. Should it agree, then the treaty is dead..
…German parliamentarian Peter Gauweiler, a member of Bavaria’s CSU — the sister party to Chancellor Angela Merkel’s CDU — is among those challenging the Treaty of Lisbon. He argues that the so-called “flexibility clause,” which allows the EU to act in areas not explicitly outlined in the treaty, means that Brussels can intervene as it likes, even in those areas reserved for national legislatures….
Why vote yes for something that has so much potential to destroy your country, with a Treaty that was designed to stop you wanting to read it, purely because they don’t want you to know what is in the damn thing. If in doubt, KICK IT OUT. Isn’t just ‘bloggers’ like me saying it either:
A bitter diplomatic row erupted today after Britain banned a controversial Right-wing Dutch politician from the UK.
Geert Wilders had been invited by the Ukip peer Lord Pearson to show his anti-Islam film ‘Fitna’ and hold a Q&A session in Parliament tomorrow.
The 17-minute documentary features verses from the Koran – which it brands a ‘fascist book’ – alongside images of the 9/11 and 7/7 terrorist attacks.
It equates Islam’s holy text with violence and ends with a call to Muslims to remove its ‘hate-preaching’ verses.
I thought it was the Religion of Peace ™?
The Quran contains at least 109 verses that call Muslims to war with nonbelievers. Some are quite graphic, with commands to chop off heads and fingers, and kill the infidels wherever they may be hiding. Muslims who do not join the fight are called ‘hypocrites’ and warned that Allah will send them to Hell if they do not join the slaughter.
These verses are mostly open-ended, meaning that they are not embedded within historical context (as are nearly all of the Old Testament verses of violence). They are part of the eternal, unchanging word of Allah, and just as relevant or subjective as anything else in the Qur’an.
Unfortunately, there are very few verses of tolerance and peace to abrogate or even balance out the many that call for nonbelievers to be fought and subdued until they either accept humiliation, convert to Islam, or are killed. This proclivity toward violence and Muhammad’s own martial tradition have resulted in a trail of blood and bodies across world history.
Back to the Mail;
After being alerted to the private screening, Home Secretary Jacqui Smith barred Mr Wilders on the grounds that his visit was a threat to ‘community harmony and therefore public security’.
Well let’s see. What community? I am presuming only the Muslim community. Now, the last time I checked, the Muslim population of the UK is approximately 3%. So Jacqui (2 homes) Smith is claiming that is a big enough section of the ‘community’ to warrant the (essential) censorship of a short film (based on the Quran) and the banning of a democratically elected foreign MP.
A defiant Mr Wilders, who claims to have visited the House of Lords in December, called the decision ‘cowardly’ and vowed last night to go ahead with his visit.
‘Let them try to detain me,’ he said. ‘I’ll see what happens at the border. Let them put me in handcuffs. We are talking here about a European Union country, one of the oldest democracies in the Western world.’
Before the socialists got hold of it, maybe. Remember, this debacle with Fitna is a follow on from previous actions of a certain Lord Ahmed, who threatened Parliament by claiming he would “mobilise 10,000 Muslims to prevent Mr Wilders from entering the House and threatened to take the colleague who was organising the event to court.”
But a spokesman said: ‘The Government opposes extremism in all its forms. It will stop those who want to spread extremism, hatred and violent messages in our communities from coming to our country.
Which doesn’t seem to apply if they happen to be Muslims.
‘We endorse the original condemnation of the film ‘Fitna’ by the Dutch Government, and feel that it serves no constructive purpose.
…other than to show a different (critical) analysis of the book of Islam than the one pushed by the dhimmi media and politicians.
‘Freedom of speech is a fundamental right, but one that must be used responsibly and not as a cover for causing offence and division. We fully appreciate the sensitivities around the portrayal of any religious figure or text.’
See this!!! Freedom of speech is an extension of freedom of self. If someone else can take away that right, then it isn’t a right, it’s a privilege, and that is the essence of totalitarianism.
Supporters of free sppech also condemned the move by Britain. Tory MEP Daniel Hannan said: ‘It’s true that Geert Wilders is a controversialist, who takes pleasure in causing offence. I wouldn’t vote for him if I were Dutch.
‘But what I think of him is neither here nor there. Freedom means the freedom to express any opinion, however eccentric, however offensive. The Dutch foreign minister, a political opponent of Mr Wilders, has complained to David Miliband. Good for him.
‘Whether our government is actuated by cowardice or authoritarianism, it’s equally ugly. We are a meaner country than we were this morning.’
It is disgusting behaviour. The actions of tyrants with a god complex. Socialist scum who believe they have a right to control what we do, think, say and see. Fuck this government.
As a result of hs controversial views, he has lived for five years with round-the-clock security because of his fierce criticism of Islam.
What, like what happened to Theo Van Gogh when he produced a film critical of the Religion of Peace?
On November 2, 2004, Theo van Gogh was assassinated in public by Mohammed Bouyeri, a Dutch Muslim of Moroccan descent. A letter, stabbed through and affixed to the body by a dagger, linked the murder to Van Gogh’s film and his views regarding Islam. It was addressed to Ayaan Hirsi Ali and called for a jihad against kafir (kafir is an Arabic word for unbeliever) against America, Europe, the Netherlands, and Hirsi Ali herself.
Religion of intolerance, violence and hatred morelike.
On the same site (Daily Mail) this article exists (posted today);
A Saudi judge has ordered a woman should be jailed for a year and receive 100 lashes after she was gang-raped, it was claimed last night.
The 23-year-old woman, who became pregnant after her ordeal, was reportedly assaulted after accepting a lift from a man.
He took her to a house to the east of the city of Jeddah where she was attacked by him and four of his friends throughout the night.
She later discovered she was pregnant and made a desperate attempt to get an abortion at the King Fahd Hospital for Armed Forces.
According to the Saudi Gazette, she eventually ‘confessed’ to having ‘forced intercourse’ with her attackers and was brought before a judge at the District Court in Jeddah.
He ruled she had committed adultery – despite not even being married – and handed down a year’s prison sentence, which she will serve in a prison just outside the city.
She is still pregnant and will be flogged once she has had the child.
The Saudi Arabian legal system practices a strict form of medieval law. Women have very few rights and are not even allowed to drive.
They are also banned from going out in public in the company of men other than male relatives.
That is an Islamic State by the way.
Now you can watch them for youself, and make your own minds up (as opposed to your masters doing it for you).
Although single mothers don’t automatically mean filthy ignorant feral underclass scum offspring, the vast majority of filthy ignorant feral underclass scum offspring spawn from single mothers.
A deputy head who sat on a Government taskforce aimed at improving behaviour in schools yesterday condemned a generation of modern parents as ‘uber-chavs’.
Ralph Surman said the parents of today’s pupils were themselves the children of the ‘first big generation of single mothers’ from the 1980s.
He claimed they – and in turn their children – have been left with no social skills or work ethic and may be impossible to educate.
Thanks the socialists in power. They are obviously trying to breed out intelligence and productivity in the British, maybe because they are trying to achieve this?
Mr Surman spoke out in response to figures unearthed by the Conservative Party, which show that the number of 16 to 24-year-olds who are not in education, employment or training – known as NEETs – is rising across Britain.
‘We must talk about a class of uber-chavs,’ he said.
‘They are not doing anything productive and are costing taxpayers a fortune.
‘It is very difficult, almost impossible, to take these people now and provide basic social and work ethic skills.
‘The offspring of the first big generation of single mothers were children in the 1980s.
‘Now they are adults with their own children and the problems are leading to higher crime rates and low participation in the labour force.’
Of course they are. The massive rise of out of wedlock births, divorces (most of which are initiated by women) and the automatic right of women to get custody leads to this.
But Norman Wells, from the Family Education Trust, said that, while many single mothers do an ‘excellent job’ raising their children, ‘we cannot close our eyes to the evidence which shows that, on average, children fare better in terms of health, education and future career prospects when they are brought up by a mother and father who are committed to each other for life in marriage’.
Official figures obtained by the Tories last month showed that the number of people aged 16 to 24 not in employment, education or training had leapt by 94,000 to 850,000 between 2003 and 2007.