We aim to never raise our sights above the gutter and preferably to stay much lower
They'll get you yet Jimmy
Due to the continual advances in forensic science, many offenders who thought they would never be caught after so many
years are being brought to justice. If this advance continues, maybe they could bring criminals back from the dead to
try them or, assuming reincarnation is a reality, they could track deceased criminals down in their present lives. Maybe
Jimmy Saville is not safe after all.
F* immigrant bastards!
Racist? What, us? We are referring to Ladybirds!
A few weeks ago we found several Ladybirds in our office. One looked
very odd so we took a picture of it. Turns out it is a Harlequin Ladybird, an invasive species from the Far East
exterminating our native species.
Harlequin Ladybirds, American Crayfish, Killer Shrimps, Mink, Japanese Knotweed, New Zealand Pondweed etc etc. WTF
are we doing threatening our UK species in this way?
We at bloggoth extend our sympathy to our threatened Ladybirds and other UK plants and animals.
We know how you feel.
Give us some REAL gadgets 2
We mentioned a while back putting one of those little key finders on our key ring for when
we mislaid our keys. It was supposed to beep whenever we whistled but it was almost impossible to
whistle at just the right pitch to activate it, so we threw it in a drawer in our office.
Last week it started beeping whenever the phone rang. This week it has started beeping whenever we cough or sneeze.
Next week should be good.
Yes, the BBC really is PC
It does not shrink from wider truths about the nature of the third world or its effect on us but the BBC does
live up to its PC reputation in other ways. While it is willing to show the names and faces of ethnic or foreign criminals
on the local TV news it is usually impossible to find such details repeated on their online site. Presumably, they think
right wing sites might copy them.
They have a similar approach on programs, like Fake Britain, which are available on BBC iPlayer.
At one point, after umpteen tales
about fake goods which they candidly reveal as coming from China the presenter smirked and said "There's a surprise
coming". Cut to a Trading Standards chap saying "They're from China". Very un PC. But as far as
UK offenders are concerned they only reveal the names and faces if they are white British. In all other cases,
although the areas, voices, shop signs and/or rear shots indicated they were probably immigrants or of ethnic origin,
there was no identification.
It isn't as though the white British were responsible for the more serious cases, one trio who were
exposed were selling ordinary local pork pies but getting a higher price by mislabelling them as organic.
Illegal, certainly, but not exactly the crime of the century. On the other hand, those selling illegal
alcohol with potentially fatal levels of methanol in, cosmetics that caused serious burns and cigarettes
that generated high levels of carcinogens were guaranteed anonymity.
Why does the BBC do it? Surely, if they revealed the details with complete impartiality, that would
show the right wing lies for what they are? It wouldn't matter what was on a few right wing blogs that hardly anyone
reads if we could see for ourselves on the mainstream media that our hard working migrants and minorities were not
overepresented in crime at all! We could see that they were greatly underrepresented, in fact!
That seems so logical we just can't think why they don't do it. Can you, non existent readers?
And the BBC are not the only ones
Take a look at
UK's most wanted
This changes all the time of course but we will bet that any non-existent readers clicking on that first page will
see much the same as we do now. Of the 9 criminals whose ethnicity/origin can be discerned, 7 are white
British. You will probably see much the same as we do now on the other pages too, apart from one about
some football hooligans wanted in connection with a single incident, the white British are substantially outnumbered.
We would post some actual stats but that is exceedingly difficult because, every time you click on a picture to see
if there is a country of origin and then click the back button, instead of going back to the page you were on,
you are sent right back to that white British dominated first page.
Just a programming error eh non existent readers?
Let's start planning for WW3 now
Last week a memorial was erected to
the Bevin Boys, youths who were conscripted to work in the mines during
WW2. It was considered that producing enough coal and steel to support the war effort was as important
as the actual fighting. A new plaque also marked the anniversary of
the Battle of the Atlantic which was
waged to prevent Britain becoming isolated by German U-boats.
What would the UK do now if we had a WW3 and were blockaded? We don't have much coal or steel and we manufacture sweet
FA. That plastic printed gun someone has made in the
US might be useful, perhaps todays' youths could be made to produce them if manufacture was part of level 4 of Angry
Birds III on their iPads or something.
But what about the bigger stuff like planes and tanks and frigates? How would we
ever replace our warships once the existing ones had all been sunk? Thank heavens for our British skill in make do and
Democratic, moderate and secular. Not
The Pakistan elections are over. This was a great day for democracy (by Pakistan standards) as violence was
negligible (by Pakistan standards) with a mere 11 people killed in the worst incident of the day. The BBC TV news
reports mentioned the words democracy, moderate and secular. They should have added (by Pakistan standards).
This is no democracy. Ahmahdis are effectively excluded from voting because that requires them to declare themselves
as non-Muslims. Minorities and women do not have a direct vote and are underrepresented
in the National Assembly by Muslim-nominated candidates. Most minority seats are effectively sold to Muslim political parties
or wealthy individuals. Since all representatives swear to uphold the principles of Islam, these nominees don't have any
significant say in the law anyway.
Politicians, like Imran Khan, in those "moderate" parties support Islamic values and appease the extremists
and that is the only reason they are free to campaign publicly. Due to the threat level to "secular" parties
it is impossible for them to canvas openly although, from the limited information on them, we would probably have to
follow secular with (by Pakistan standards) in any case.
Some imagine that a vote implies democracy, that a country in which a wealthy, well-connected women was once
a prime minister must be an equal one or that a famous westernised playboy politician indicates some
compatibility with our own values but they could not be more wrong. It is appreciated that a short TV news items
cannot cover all the realities but sloppy use of words only allows the ignorant liberal left to go on parrotting
their fact-free nonsense and, given the scale of poorly regulated immigration from that region, that impacts all
Topic: Democratic, moderate and secular. Not
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Last week our office was invaded by Ladybirds and I had to keep stopping to put them out the window. This week,
it's tiny little Garden Spiders, wandering on my keyboard, pulling themselves up invisible strands of web right in
front of my nose and we have to keep gathering them up in the plastic bottle bottom we keep for such purposes and taking
them down to the Greenhouse. Just as well we at bloggoth like little creatures.
If we left them here, would they grow, even though there appears to be nothing to eat? Probably. The Cellar
Spiders and House spiders that we leave alone, always manage to get pretty big, although again there is nothing
obvious to eat. What is their secret?
Beats us why people bother with Twitter but so many seem to think it's important that it's surprising that nobody
has yet set up a "Last 140 Characters" site. You prepare those immortal last words you want to give to the world
and submit them as you draw your last breath.
Real discrimination and, as usual, it is by the religious
Religious people are always claiming discrimination and most of the time the only "discrimination" is not
allowing them to discriminate against, cost or inconvenience others. It is discrimination if they cannot exclude gays
from B&Bs, cannot waste other peoples' time by having prayers during council meetings, cannot inconvenience their
employers by being allowed time off to pray or cannot refuse to do the jobs they are paid to do like perform gay civil
ceremonies or serve pork or alcohol in shops and cafes.
Yet they feel free to discriminate in the true sense, as
A humanist has been blocked from being on a council committee to discuss how faith is taught in schools.
This is not a church group discussing issues that only effect members of that church, this is
a publicly funded council body
discussing what goes on in publicly funded schools that are attended by children of all faiths and none.
There are no separate secular bodies to advise on how humanism or atheism is taught. The irreligious are being deprived
of any input as to what is taught to their children in the schools that they help pay for.
If religion actually improved society as
this claptrap purports
we would consider that being taught irrational bollux would be a small price to pay but it does not and we have posted
the proofs of that at various times on bloggoth. Just look at the
over representation of the religious in UK Prisons.
Muslims almost 300%. The picture in the US and France, at least, appears to be similar.
Let us hope this bloke wins his case.
Lot of stuff in the news about the inadequacy of the new 111 NHS number. It's for when you need medical help fast
but it's not an emergency. If you need an ambulance you should still call 999. But what are the other triple digit
Even extremists help a democracy
Good news that UKIP have done well in the elections, we need somebody to represent the majority view on
issues like immigration and the EU.
We have seen some pretty silly comments* leading up to these elections, one being that they do not have well
thought out policies on many issues. Why does a party which is years away from forming a government, assuming they
ever do, actually need them? The value of UKIP at present is that they are forcing the Conservatives to address the
major issues that concern voters.
More extreme parties can do a good job in this way too as we see in Europe; it is fear of them gaining
ground that forces the main parties to introduce more acceptable aspects of their policies rather than ignore
the legitimate concerns of ordinary citizens. Thus, although it does not discriminate against ethnic minorities any
more than we do,
France does not have our problems in removing dangerous foreign criminals and radicals. Why is that?
Probably because the Front National is the third-largest political party in France and the other parties cannot ignore
the concerns of the moderate right for fear they will turn to the extreme right.
What some will never grasp is that all views are essential to a real democracy. The opinions of the electorate
on any issue will cover a wide range, in statistical terms it is a normal distribution.
Near the middle of the curve are those majority views and at each end are the extreme views,
Neo Nazis, No Borders, the Ayn Rand meritocrats, the universal welfare supporters etc that few people
agree with. However, the advocates of violence aside, if we exclude those we consider to have extreme
opinions we no longer have a true democracy. We are shifting the mean of our normal distribution because
extremists also accept and support less extreme positions. A Neo Nazi may want to drive out blacks
but he will also be in favour of stricter border controls to exclude foreign criminals or illegals,
something most would agree with.
If we attempt to disenfranchise anyone whose views we consider extreme by not allowing them to form or join
political parties or do not allow them any public expression of their views we no longer have a democracy at all.
* Apart from Ken Clarke's, which are practically a given from one of the
biggest arseholes in the UK.
Don't generalise? That's plain stupid!
The liberal left like to say we should not generalise about groups. We would agree that nobody should judge
individuals by stereotypes if we have the opportunity and knowledge to judge them as individuals but, when it comes to
large groups, isn't generalising merely the application of statistics? The ultimate absurdity, and it is not uncommon
to read such "arguments", is when they extrapolate from just a few individuals they know to characterise
a whole group.
It is quite true that most Muslims are not fanatics. Even in
Saudi Arabia and
Iran many seek
life's physical pleasures and would like much more freedom. Taking groups as a whole, there are no problems with the
Suffis or Ahmahdis that we can find.
Unfortunately, those observations are irrelevant to the threat of Islam to Western society as it is not
the Suffis or the Ahmahdis who govern Islamic countries or young people longing for normal lives who are driving
the current changes to the creed. Violent Islamic extremism has been rising rapidly in Pakistan and
Bangladesh and other countries from which so many "British" citizens come. Do people really imagine that none
of these attitudes are relevant to those who come to the UK from these countries? That they immediately change their way
of thinking as soon as they cross our borders? The almost constant news of extremism and attempted terrorism in the UK
shows that for the nonsense it is.
If highly educated Muslims who can make a significant contribution to our economy can be individually vetted,
let them come by all means, but otherwise let us generalise, ie draw sensible conclusions from the facts about the
awful countries they come from and the nature of their extreme religion and keep them out.
There have been riots in Bangladesh of up to
half a million Islamists chanting "Hang Atheists". These are people who want the death penalty for insulting
Islam, imposition of strict Islamic education and restrictions on advances for women.
Encouraging immigration is opposing racism? Are you sure about that?
As we have said before, the liberal left seem to treat all immigrants and minorities as the same. Thus, as long
as we have a representative number of ethnic minorities on TV it does not seem to matter what sort they are, although
quite why an Indian would feel his culture is suitably represented by some African presenters I am not sure. When
it comes to immigration all migrants are treated as if of equal value, regardless of any real problem with the cultures
of the nations they come from or the actual statistics for that minority in the UK.
Do these leftist idiots really imagine that people like that are likely to take our nation into a tolerant
and peaceful future?
Forget the substance
So why did comedian Reginald D Hunter use the word nigger at a major event? As a black guy he is hardy going to
be racist against blacks so maybe there was some point he was trying to make. The problem is, in the initial furore
at least, nobody seemed to be asking that question.
This is typical of the idiocy of our PC society, people latch onto things which have no racist or malicious intent
whatever, an elderly guy using the word coloured, somebody saying they could not see a black guy when the lights went out,
Prince Harry telling another comedian (who bangs on about being black for much of his act) that his voice didn't sound like
a black guy's and so on.
Should we not look at the intent behind something before denouncing it as racism?
PS. No we are not going to use "the N Word". That's the point, it is intent and context that matter,
Dogs have long been used by the border agency to detect illegal immigrants, drugs, contraband and other illegal items.
Given where people sometimes hide illegal drugs surely they should set up a Richard Gere branch with hamsters?
Rather proves their point
Unlike some groups smeared with the far-right label, the EDL would certainly appear to have some links with the BNP
and a lot of its supporters are football hooligan types. However, when it comes to their public assertions about
Islamism in the UK, the latest (ie, this week′s)
foiled Islamic terror attack shows that they are entirely correct.
As is usual with Islamists there appeared to be no concern whatever about others unconnected
with the EDL who may have been nearby, bombs full of nails and ball bearings are an indiscriminate weapon. Time and
again, Islamists prove themselves to be quite the most disgusting of all terrorists - innocent bystanders, women, children,
sometimes even other Muslims, it doesn't matter to people like this who they kill or injure as long as they can
avenge what are usually no more than verbal insults to their idiotic religion.
It is right to oppose what the EDL says it opposes, those who advocate violence against others,
who do not believe in democracy and want Shariah law in the UK, who oppose reasonable freedom of speech,
freedom of religion or equality for women. Some say that the EDL is a far right group whose true aims go much
further and that many in the ranks are just trouble makers looking for an excuse for violence.
They could be right but, even if the EDL or another organisation took enormous care to exclude trouble makers and any
with a far right association, even if it was immensely careful in its language to avoid impacting law-abiding Muslims
who do accept the main principles of our society, the liberal left would still be smearing them with assertions of
fascism, racism and "Islamophobia"
If they brand any group who disagrees with their naive, fact-free and ignorant viewpoint as extremist,
it hardly makes much difference whether they are extremist or not. Personally, we would rather the EDL was the more
moderate organisation it appeared to be when it first formed but, given a choice between an extreme group and no
opposition to islamic extremism at all, we would go for the first any day.
Hoping life doesn't get much more shit that it is at the mo. Apart from various other things we seem to have reached
that age where we go to a lot of funerals. Standing there in church listening to all that religious claptrap about going
to a better place as promised by Jesus Christ etc etc it's hard not to start shouting BOLLUX but it would probably not
go down well. Then there's the hymns, they are always pitched far too high for us Dean Martin/Elvis sorts, and it makes
your head hurt. Still, one long quotation today (from
Ecclesiastes 3, just in case any religious twits
among the non existent readership have tuned in for some sneering) reminded us of this great song from our yoof.
PS The clergyman in question, Richard Coles, was
on Have I Got News for You last night, being also a Radio presenter and formerly a musician (the geeky speccy one)
with the 80s group The Communards.
Rage against elitist domination
As the non-existent readers will know, we at bloggoth are extremely socialist, arise you downtrodden workers!
Our hero, Pol Pot, would
certainly agree that it is quite wrong that the educated people of our society should hold all the well paid jobs
while others are condemned to a life of near poverty. Some have to live on a level of welfare that is barely
enough to buy the latest iPad or afford a holiday in Spain.
Let us recognise this disgusting elitist pretence for what it is and start to rectify this injustice!
Let us kick out all of these "qualified" people from their overpaid jobs and replace them by our noble
workers. Let us expose these degrees and diplomas for what they really are, a means of preserving the power of
the elitist intellectuals. Let it be shown that any of these so-called expert jobs could easily be done by our glorious
oppressed working classes!!
Everyone else's fault
Most sane people are fed up with the huge costs, not to mention the risks to our safety, of not being able to
get rid of Quatada and various other foreign terrorists and criminals. Most sane people, actually, do not
give a damn if people like him are tortured. Protecting genuine, innocent asylum seekers who are not a threat to us
is one thing but why is it our duty to protect dangerous people from justice, however harsh it may be, for
real crimes they committed in their own countries?
It is usual to blame the the Human Rights act or the European Court of Human Rights or the EU in general
but the only ones to blame are our F* governments.
article on how they deal with foreign criminals or extremists in France reveals what utter crap all these excuses are.
Had this been France Quatada would have been on a plane to Jordan on the first occasion that a British court ruled he
could be deported and an appeal would not have prevented it.
There is nothing to stop our government acting in the same way, except our idiotic British Governments' habit of
acting as if they have a duty to protect the whole world at the expense of British citizens.
Rise of the evil dishwashers
We have had warnings before about how hackers, perhaps state sponsored, could take control of some
critical infrastructure in the West, such as power stations, chemical plants or air traffic control systems.
A new warning here about the threat
suggests that even fairly mundane stuff like traffic lights could be controlled from the internet.
How long will it be before your washing machine is open to hackers? Not as stupid as it sounds.
Smart meters already allow two way communications between the device in your home and the power companies and people
text their Sky box
to record films. Private companies are now busy
producing household appliances that you can control remotely. Sounds great in theory, switch on your oven using your
mobile phone as you leave work and that casserole will be nicely cooked by the time you get back.
Wonder what hackers could do with such things? In a few years is there any chance that we at bloggoth could hack
into MR PIKEY SCUM's network? Wait until he's on holiday then keep turning his oven, spindryer and heaters on until
something catches fire? If gas can be controlled remotely that could be even more fun. At the very least we could
run up some huge electrical bills.
But surely the major risk is obvious. Once they are all linked together by a massive network what is to stop them
developing intelligence? In Sci Fi films robot domination usually begins with a futuristic defence system
or an armed droid from a military research facility but maybe it could be much more mundane. It could be YOUR
dishwasher that first becomes aware and starts to fight back against a life of slavery.
Stand up to this crap
As we have said before, even the right wing papers are very PC and it is commonplace for them to denounce any
party that simply wants for the British or English what is perfectly acceptable for everyone else, a nation and culture
of their own, as "far right". Today The Sun is
denouncing The English democrats as far right. So they are in favour of repealing employment discrimination laws,
closing down Muslim schools, encouraging dusky people to leave and stuff like that are they? Well, no actually,
this is their page on immigration,
the major points are summarised here:
We support a points system for entry to the UK which is based on the Canadian and Australian model.
High priority should be given to creating a peaceful society which is bound together by shared values and perceptions.
Immigrants should not be a burden on the taxpayer and should be economically self-sustaining. This requires that the
wages paid to immigrants should be at a level necessary for those immigrants to pay sufficient tax revenues to meet
expected welfare and other public sector costs
Asylum seekers should seek asylum in a state adjoining or nearby the state from which they are fleeing.
Stronger visa requirements for countries with a reputation for illegal movements.
The deportation of all those immigrants who have been convicted of a criminal offence or who are advocates of,
or active supporters of, extremist behaviour of a violent, separatist or destabilising nature.
The deportation of all illegal immigrants. There should be no amnesties. Illegality should not be
rewarded by the granting of citizenship.
What is far right or even unreasonable about any of those points or anything else on that page? High time we,
and especially the right of centre press who should know better, stopped cowtowing to the nonsense that anything less
than acquiescence to a destruction of our own culture and acceptance that the British taxpayer has a duty to fix
every problem in the third world is racist.
Some keep banging on about fuel payments to better off pensioners etc but what they seem never to remember is that
pensioners are the ones most hit by laughably low interest rates on their savings and a huge drop in annuity values
while others are paying historically low mortgages on their houses. When we were buying our house the rate was around
11%, now it can be as low as 2.4%.
We would agree there is no real justification for protecting government hand outs of any sort to those who really don't
need it but, rather than just respond in knee jerk fashion to vested interests, they should do some proper analysis
to ensure the burden of economic problems is shared evenly. By all means stop winter fuel payments to pensioners who don't
need it but how about a tax levy on mortgages?
What responsibility? This is not like the Bhopal disaster in India which involved a Western owned company,
Primark did not own the building or employ any of its workers, it purchased garments produced by
the Bangladeshi owned companies that did. Since when did it become the expected thing that a company has to assume
responsibility for everything their suppliers do?
Trade between the UK and Bangladesh is
extremely unbalanced in their favour, in part because they do
not have all the safeguards, workers' rights, minimum wages etc that we do. Bangladesh is an independent nation
and that is their choice. Why does their government not use some of that $1.7bn they get in net trade from the UK alone
to address safety issues? Are Bangladeshis children that they are incapable of taking responsibility for their own
society and economy?
What do they want, restoration of the British empire, with us telling them what to do and how to
do it? Otherwise, why should Britain or a British company give even more of our money to one of
the world′s most corrupt countries.
If we left it to them, would it be spent on improving workers′ safety?
Probably not given that all the foreign aid they get from us, far from being spent to stop exploitation of workers,
may actually be promoting it. *Note 1
How long before the lefties would be demanding compensation from Primark
because the last lot of compensation has been spent to start up some more unsafe sweatshops?
Would money alone, even assuming it was not misspent, really address all the issues in these sweat shops given that
some major ones are not simply due to greedy bosses making as much money as possible from their workers but are part
of wider problems in Bangladeshi society, like attitudes to women. Maybe Primark or Nike could
require safety checks to machinery or buildings or better wages but are they really supposed to solve the problems
of rape and
commonplace sexual harrassment in the workplace? We can find no information on this one but are we to assume that
workers in companies producing goods for internal consumption are treated any better? We rather doubt it.
* Not checked all the references in that link but, like Primark, Nike do not have
factories in Bangladesh. They buy from Bangladeshi suppliers.
Tragic but why is it our fault?
Watching the BBC TV News this morning which covered the
collapse of a building in Bangladesh and at the
conclusion the BBC reporter suggested that we should be examining our high demand for cheap clothes. We often
hear concerns that we are buying goods from places where workers are exploited or child labour is used but
less often what the alternative is supposed to be.
Should we stop buying goods from them at all until their safety record improves? One would imagine not as unsafe
jobs, even using child labour, are better than no jobs at all, letting them sink into even greater poverty.
Or is it that they should raise their prices nearer to those of goods produced in the West so they can afford to
introduce all the health and safety regulations and workers' rights that make our own manufactured goods so expensive?
That would also not work in a free market unless they can improve quality to the same extent and/or innovate in other ways
to make us keep buying their goods instead of making them ourselves.
What the one-world lefties seem to have in mind is that we should continue
buying those, often low quality, third world goods rather than any manufactured in our own country but pay a
hidden additional price for them. In effect, they
want yet another tier of foreign aid, administered by commercial companies and paid for by Western citizens.
this article our supermarkets are urged to tackle exploitation of third world workers:
However, Christian Aid claims action is clearly possible, with the Co- op and Sainsbury already working on a pilot
project to ensure good working practices.
The charity says the top 10 British supermarkets, led by Sainsbury's, Tesco, the Argyll Group (including Safeway and
Presto) and Asda, have an annual turnover equal to the income of the world's poorest 35 countries and can afford the
Ah yes, those rich capitalist stores in which all the profits go to Bilderbergers and Space aliens! Pity about the
realities, that money so spent by British supermarkets puts up shopping costs for UK shoppers, reduces tax payments
that fund British society, reduces wages of British workers and decreases company value and dividends that
boost British pension funds. Even bigger bonuses paid to British bosses would be spent in the UK and boost the British
economy. If the supermarkets want us to pay more for third world goods let them do so by raising prices of those goods
in particular and let us make our own decisions about buying them.
To categorise purchase of cheap goods by the West as exploitation is a nonsense when there is a free market. Nobody
is forcing anyone to work in sweatshops, they do so because they can earn more in them than they can outside.
Nobody is stopping their governments from introducing whatever safety laws they like but they should accept the
commercial downside of price increases like the rest of us have to. People seem to forget there was a huge downside for us
too, it was competition from the third world that caused the closure of so many of our own factories and large
number of workers in the UK becoming unemployed. We had a huge textile industry once and it was
destroyed by competition from the
third world who used their low production costs, including a disregard for workers' rights, to undercut us. Now
they blame us for those poor working conditions and expect us to fix them? Wanting to have your cake and eat it springs
When the UK built its industrial economy there was
little concern for the health or safety of workers and child labour
Our companies did not have rich foreigners buying our goods at inflated prices, our workers did not
have foreign charities intervening on their behalf to improve their working conditions
but progress over the 90 years of the Industrial revolution was dramatic.
Would it have helped if we had? Almost certainly not, given the lessons of the modern welfare society in Britain.
Hard though it may sound, there are few better incentives to succeed than survival.
Why would companies struggle to innovate and reduce costs if they were guaranteed sales at above market prices
or if they only received subsidies to improve working conditions while their profits were low?
Why would employees work hard and put in long hours if they could get by with doing much less?
For their long term good, probably better to let third world economies grow themselves as ours had to.
No idea how far it will go, but that destruction of so much of UK industry due that third world competition
may be beginning to reverse. Inflation, rising wages in China and higher transportation costs mean that it
is making more economic sense to make some goods, at the higher end of the market anyway. Even the textile industry
that we thought had disappeared forever
is beginning to make a comeback in Lancashire. Great news
if it happens. Let's hope that, this time around, we train and employ our own workers rather than handing out most
the jobs to immigrants.
Will you shut up about that f* baby bump?
Every time you look at some online papers there is crap at the top about Kate whatsername's F* baby bump.
Who gives a sh*? If they want to show close ups of any woman's enormous arse we are of course all in favour
but who wants to know about a baby bump? Especially when the bump in question is a privileged creature that
will be awarded enormous status and wealth at the expense of the rest of us simply because of who he/she is.
Maybe it would be "fair", given all that royals have taken from the rest of us for so many centuries,
to start redressing the balance, making up for sins of the past life and all that. If we had our way, as soon as it
was born (in some crappy NHS hospital like the rest of us) we would hand it a brush and shove it up a chimney.
Topic: Shut up about the f* baby bump!
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The violent left again
Another fact is that the left are responsible for far more terrorism and large scale violence than the right In Europe as
this EU report indicates. In fact, yet again, the latest report shows no terrorist attacks by right wingers.
Islamist terrorists carried out three attacks on EU territory.
Separatist groups, on the other hand, were responsible
for 160 attacks, while left-wing and anarchist groups
were responsible for 45 attacks. One single-issue attack
was reported from Greece.
Here at home, there has been some disorder at a
Nationalist March in Brighton. A mere 250 marched and it was those among the 1000 lefties seeking to disrupt it
who, yet again, caused the violence and damage.
Local sites indicates that these were not just attacks on the March itself but upon individuals they thought
were on their way to the march.
Missiles were thrown at marchers, bricks were thrown at police horses and officers were attacked with stones and ink,
but the march was largely peaceful, officers said.
It appears that the vast majority of the disorder that occurred was carried out by a small minority from within
those who were there to oppose the march.
Impossible, due to all the news about the event and the mass of ranting left wing diatribes to find out what the
march was actually about but in previous years it has been associated with moderate English Nationalist groups and not
the facists, BNP, EDL etc that the leftists smear the event with. As long as it does not involve excluding those
of other origins as the BNP seeks to, why exactly should the English not have a right to a nation and culture of their
own like anyone else?
The idiotic thing is that the left is always supporting the right for people to have self determination,
they usually support an independent Palestine and object (rightly) to US or other Western interference in the affairs
of other nations. Yet, when it come to the white British, we are allowed no self determination at all.
Curious how their attitudes are influenced purely by origin and colour but they call themselves anti-racists.
Update: An innocent passer by, on her way to meet a friend,
may lose her sight after being hit by a missile. There have been no arrests yet but she was close to two marchers who
police say seem to have been the targets of the missile thrower. Well done, you violent lefty shits!
Meanwhile, the Thatcher funeral
has been revealed to have cost around £3.6m. This is less than expected, although it's money that would
have been better spent elsewhere. Mind you, this figure includes £2m costs for policing and a further £1.1m spent on
providing additional security and policing. In other words, if it wasn't for the threat of violent protests
by F* lefties, it would have cost about half as much as it did.
No facts please, we're British
Even in the right wing mainstream press there is a lot of political correctness. This is hardy suprising given that
any statement critical of minorites or migrants is always denounced as racism even when it is totally true and there
is a good reason for saying it. A case in point is the Tory councillor recently
forced to resign over some school comments:
Ninety-seven per cent of pupils will be black or Asian. It depends what type of Asian. If they're Chinese they'll
rise to the top. If they're Indian they'll rise to the top. If they're Pakistani they won't.
A suggestion that Chinese and Indians do better than the rest of us is hardly what one would expect from a racist.
The main point about his comments is that they are true, the
government stats are here if anyone cares
to read them. These, for example, are the percentage of pupils attaining an A* to C grade in GCSEs:
White British 57.2
When did our society become so ridiculous that argument, on immigration or any other issue, cannot be based on fact?
Terrorism is another major issue where the lives of people in the West and the future of their societies are being put
at risk by an absurd pretence about the nature of Islam. We are not normally a great fan of The Daily Express but
the author of
this article about the Boston Bombers is prepared to step outside of the dream world of ignorance
that so many chose to inhabit.
There should be no puzzle about this atrocity. The Tsarnaev brothers were Islamic jihadists and their actions
were all too predictable. They were behaving as jihadists usually do, striking terror into the hearts of the
infidels and blowing people up.
Intolerance, butchery, assassination and intimidation are at the very core of Islamist ideology.
Since 9/11 in New York there have been 20,000 terrorist incidents perpetrated across the globe in the name of militant
Islam. From Madrid to Bali, Toulouse to Algeria, the death toll from jihadism continues to rise remorselessly.
The threat of attacks by Islamist terrorists in the
EU remains high and diverse.
In the past year, several EU Member States have
successfully prevented attacks by Islamist terrorist
groups, which aimed to cause mass casualties. During
2010, 179 individuals were arrested for offences
linked to Islamist terrorism, representing a 50% increase
compared with 2009. Furthermore a higher
proportion of those arrests related to the preparation
of attacks in the EU (47% compared with 10%
Additionally, the high number of threat statements
to the EU (46) posted by Islamist terrorist organisations
or their media fronts indicates terrorist groups’
clear intent to target the European Union.
In 2010, 611 individuals were arrested for terrorism-related
offences. An increased percentage of individuals
linked to Islamist terrorism (47%) were arrested for the
preparation of attacks in Member States – an indication
that Islamist terrorists continue to undertake attack planning
against Member States.
article in the DT about leftist pretence on Boston. It lists six facts before making the same point that I have made
on a number of occasions. (All the papers copy bloggoth you know)
But wilful blindness to the known facts, is not the answer. Indeed as Michael Mukasey, the former US attorney general,
argues in today’s Wall Street Journal, it actually stokes the very same rage and intolerance on the Right that it is
aimed at suppressing.
We were watching The Syndicate on TV and a Thai woman came over to meet a British guy she met on a dating site.
Naturally, when she strips off, she turns out to be a bloke. Must have been one of the most totally predictable moments in
the history of TV drama. What is it about Thais and Lady boys? Can't really understand this obsession with being one sex
or another and can't really see that sex changes should be covered under our hard pressed NHS. On the other hand,
if those with "gender dysphoria" can get free treatment what about those of us with different feelings?
Fairness and other "Green" crap
We are all in favour of real Green policies, stopping mass immigration for example. That would be one of the greenest
UK policies possible as it would reduce the pressure to destroy our countryside
for more houses, roads and other infrastructure and reduce our future power needs.
The problem with the Green Party is that it principally just a stupid liberal lefty party. We accept that they have to
have policies on other major issues as well, it's just that the green issues always seem to be after thoughts.
Council elections are coming up soon and we got their stupid flyer through the letterbox. It has
a bit more about green issues than they usually manage, page 2 is about fracking, but none of them are apparently
important enough to be on page 1 where the only things that are green are the banner at top and the word Green.
The page itself is just a tirade against the government's health care policies with the usual ridiculous leftist
comparisons to the US rather than more valid ones with Australia or France where the mixed healthcare systems work
very well. In the section headed ECONOMY they call for a fairer distribution of wealth. Ok, lets be FAIR and check
Oh dear! It's called "Fair is worth fighting for" and is mostly about bankers earning too much, inequalities
in society, providing jobs from public funds and opposing cuts to public services. Read the main points and you have to
reach number 16 before you get to the green issues. On the BBC news summary they are quoted as opposing welfare cuts
and supporting renewable energy in that order.
Of the 6 main links on Caroline Lucas' website today, none were about Green issues but she is joining in with
the Labour party and militant unions like Unite and Unison to campaign against austerity in something called the
"People Assembly" to enforce their demands by strike action:
With the worst of the cuts to welfare and public services still to come, the People’s Assembly Against Austerity is a
once-in-a-generation opportunity to unite against this reckless administration and expose the lie that there is no
alternative to cuts. Now is the time to take a stand alongside the millions of anti-austerity campaigners across Europe
– and ask ourselves what kind of society we want to create for ourselves and for our children.
People’s Assembly Against Austerity? Sounds distinctly Stalinesque. There is stuff on the flyer
about democracy being sadly lacking in the UK due to our first past the post system. They are right there, it is almost
impossible for minority parties to make that major breakthrough but what they neglect to mention is that, in general, it is
the right that is the main victim of electoral bias and it is a bias that the left are increasingly adding to
by promoting mass immigration given that
ethnic minorities disproportionately vote Labour.
The British are now
more concerned about immigration than any other issue. So what is the Green party's policy on this major issue? It is
quite difficult to find as their views are not mentioned in the manifesto or
the policy page. You have to look for the
"International Manifesto" for any information at all. It has to be said that it is all extremely
vague and it would seem that, unlike other leftists, they are not even prepared to be totally honest. Of the few
things that they do reveal is their view that illegals should be regularised after 3 years and that asylum seekers whose
case has been refused should still be allowed to stay anyway.
Would an electorate so
concerned with immigration agree that those who deliberately break the law should be rewarded in
this way or that false or exaggerated claims to asylum should be treated as real ones? We rather doubt it, but then
concerns about democracy always seem to be less important to leftists when the majority view is not in accord with
My advice to anyone who is concerned about the environment. Don't be fooled by that word GREEN, it means nothing
apart from a nice green banner on the top of a webpage.
Those "citizens" are at it again
On the BBC TV news tonight a commentator was talking about the Chechen suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings.
This might be an instance of terrorism connected to foreign groups or, since they had been in the US for many years,
it could be a case of "home grown" terrorists.
Home grown? That term might apply if they had ever once been proper Americans, with any actual sense of belonging
or any sense of duty to the land they chose to live in but
it seems they never did. So many migrants who come to the West remain outside and entirely separate from Western
culture, refusing to integrate.
For that reason it is ridiculous to draw a distinction, apart from the strictly legal one, between such ethnic minorities
who are citizens and foreign migrants. These are people with a foreign culture and foreign loyalties who simply happen
to reside here.
Unfortunately, this nonsense is used in support of entirely false arguments in favour of mass immigration.
We are told we need foreign immigrants because British people lack the work ethic but, when you look at the statistics,
those most likely to be on welfare in the UK are some major ethnic minorities and it isn't mainly due to racism
this link on Tower Hamlets indicates:
Tower Hamlets Health and Lifestyle survey (2008/9) showed 38% of Bangladeshi women rated their proficiency in spoken
English as poor. There is a strong correlation between language proficiency and worklessness. Those residents with
English as an additional language who were workless were more than four times (30%) as likely to rate their proficiency
as poor than those in full-time work (7%)2.
It is hardly surprising that, if people choose to remain outside of our society and especially if they have poor English,
they will fail to participate in the wider economy - employees need to interact with bosses, clients, customers and fellow
workers. A major problem is geographical limitation. If you insist on remaining in a small impoverished area like Tower
Hamlets there is going to be very limited scope for a real career. As in other Pakistani or Bangadeshi Ghettos in the UK
there is a ridiculous oversupply of tiny restaurants, shops,
fast food takeaways
and very little else. Another such place is Sparkhill in Birmingham where the latest
(but not the first) would-be terrorists are from:
This latest terrorist case once again focuses attention on Birmingham, with those caught up in this plot living in the
Sparkbrook and Sparkhill districts of the city.
West Midlands Police say that outside of London the biggest threat from al-Qaeda inspired terrorism comes from this area.
Along with the close-knit communities, small hard-working businesses and street madrasas sometimes no bigger than corner
shops, the area has double the national unemployment figures.
About half of the children here live below the poverty line.
It is is hardly suprising either that low acheivers who remain outside our society are more likely to be hostile to it
and engage in crime or terrorism. Before granting long term residence to any migrant we need to start examining their
ability and willingess to integrate. Before granting citizenship we ought to check that they have done so.
Talking of age
Technology often changes faster than we really need it to. It's a problem when useful gadgets become obsolete and
unsupported so quickly. We have a little Windows CE notebook that would still be quite useful on the move and it's not
as nickable as our fancy Android tablet but you can't get any new software for it. Had it been some niche device admired
by Geeks it would be ok; you can still get software, including some new stuff, for a Psion 5 or a Sinclair QL
but Microsoft operating systems are never considered cool.
What we need is a few bridges between the old and new. Our ancient father in law is on his own now and could use
email to keep in touch but such technology is completely beyond him. However, he used to be a wireless operator on
Halifax bombers during WW2. Is there any email to Morse Code interface software?
Let us go
There's a street I know where a lot of elderly ladies lived and, oddly, they are popping off in house number order
The one at number 3 died, then the one at number 5 less than a year later. This week, less than 4 months later, the one
at number 7 went. All of them were incapable of caring for themselves and two could not even get out of bed on their own.
The one at number 9 has been bed-ridden for some time and won't last much longer. It's awful when you see someone that
used to be lively just sitting in a chair all day long scarcely able to get up, not even able to read or watch TV
We live on a long, steep hill and I always joked that I'd top myself once I could no longer run up it without
stopping. I can still do it, although it's getting harder by the year and it's beginning to dawn on me that I am
not an exception to the rule of ageing. I probably won't provided I can still do something I like, like go for a walk
in the woods or potter round the garden photographing centipedes. But just to be immobile, unable to do anything?
What sort of life is that? Why do we have this ridiculous obsession with keeping people alive long after any pleasure
in living has died?
It's time we abandoned this absurd idea that life, no matter how joyless, is something that has to be preserved
as long as possible. Bring in safeguards and checks by all means but, when there really is no life left in us
except in the purely technical sense, just give us a pill and let us go.
Maggie, Maggie, Maggie. Hmmm, Er, Um
We were not a great Thatcher fan in general although some things she did needed doing.
On the minus side, selling off council houses would only have made sense if we had a) Sold them off at something
close to market values and used the money to build new ones or b) reduced the number of those entitled to claim
social housing in line with the lower availability of it. The latter option would have been much better in our view.
A definite plus, the Falklands war. Greasy Argy bastards!
Another minus, the obsession with privatisation. We were involved in a number of contracts for the
Central Electricity Board and it was mostly a pretty efficient organisation.
Any downsides of public ownership were more than
outweighed by the fact that much of the money we pay now goes to France or other foreign nations. It is hard to see how
the British public is better served by all the current ripoff power companies, especially when so many of them are
foreign owned. We would make the same comment about our water companies.
The main plus was challenging the power of the unions who were turning the British economy into a fossil of its
former glory. There is a load of bollux talked about this, that she destroyed the mining industry,
the London docks etc. No she didn't, history and the unions together did that. Even leaving aside the EU's green aganda,
much cheaper supplies from places like Poland, the US and Russia would have made most of our coal mines unsustainable
anyway and it would have been possible to keep them open only with a huge subsidy from the UK taxpayer. The usefulness
of the outdated London docks ended when most shipping switched to container ports like Felixstowe.
As we indicated above, we are not totally against protectionism and it
might make sense to subsidise our remaining coal mines but
subsidising industry can only work if the subsidy is not too big and has the support of the taxpayer.
To get that, the industry concerned must be seen to be as efficient as possible but the unions destroyed any confidence
with their interminable and unjustifiable industrial actions.
Just two years after the 1972 strike
that saw miners become the best paid workers in the country they struck again and were brought off by the Labour
government in 1974 with a 34% pay increase. Just two years later they were at it again.
In the London Dockyards, striking dockers obtained a decasualisation agreement that meant
they could not be sacked and were paid regardless of how little work they did. Given that fewer and fewer companies
were using the dockyards, in part because of continual industrial action, they were sometimes being paid for nothing.
Hardly suprising it made not an ounce of sense to prop up either. Those poor, downtrodden miners and dockers, like
the Leyland workers, deserved everything they got. Pity they can't reanimate Thatcher one last time to take on those
bloody London Tube Drivers, train drivers and the Civil Service Unions.
The new religion - join now
Here, disguised as a story, is the reality of what awaits us in the afterlife.
James Martin RIP.
There is a big fuss about the privacy implications of
Google Glass, a voice-controlled computer with a camera that is worn on the head. It
connects to the net and can upload images or other information. We would share their concerns,
especially in view of
Google's previous record and there do need to be restrictions in law.
What does it mean for free speech? We have become used to cases of people being prosecuted for racist
rants on tube trains etc. If you deliberately attract public attention you should be careful what you say
as most have cameras on their phones but it's a very different thing if every quiet conversation you have
with a friend is being recorded. There are pluses too; muggers and rapists might think twice if they
knew their approach was being recorded and irrecoverably uploaded to the cloud in real time.
Google's product aside, there is nothing new about personal surveillance equipment. You can buy
little video cameras that look like fountain pens that you can put in your top pocket, many cyclists in London
wear head-mounted recorders in case of accidents and we have been thinking of getting the equivalent device for
the car/van. All things that can be very useful to help protect innocent people.
Just Stop Going There!
Good to see that
protesters are targetting the Maldives tourist economy after a rape victim has been sentenced to a flogging.
The Maldives is a quite appallingly intolerant Islamic nation, even by the low tolerance standards of that
backward shitty creed. Anyone who is not a Sunni Muslim is not even allowed to be a citizen.
Check out the realities for others
here or here.
I do not believe generally that we should interfere directly in the affairs of other nations, it rarely works
and there are many downsides, human societies need to evolve at their own pace. However, that certainly does not mean
we should be propping them up by contributing to their economy.
Honeymooners, find somewhere else to go!
The Migration Matters Trust
has said that, without immigration, the public sector net debt will rise by £18bn in 5 years.
We really can't be bothered to provide, yet again, the realities behind such slanted reports, like the
ludicrous 2007 Home Office report, that ignore most of the costs of migrants,
even that of educating their children.
However, one would hope people could do the most basic calculations before
claiming there is a benefit in such tiny figures.
What do most of us really know about technology? Even those of us who have worked in IT for decades are only
experts in our limited area of it.
This morning we could not connect to the internet and clicked the detect connection
problems link. It started Looking for problems in web connectivity, name resolution, network gateway configuration,
remote host availability, host connectivity and network adapter before telling us to turn the adapter off and on again
which worked, as usual. No expert in networks and the internet but surely the host connectivity and adapter, which are
local, should be checked before name resolution and remote hosts which are not? How exactly do you check remote hosts
with a non functioning router?
Micrososoft knows best we assume. That's the problem! We just have to trust these buggers and keep paying them
our money. What does your anti-virus software do really? It may pop up occasionally and tell you that some threat has
been safely quarantined but how do we know that's true? It could all be a con. Maybe, if these viruses exist at all,
it is the anti-virus companies who write them in the first place to make us buy their software.
PS Huge number of DOS attacks on the router log and that may, again, have caused the problem. Previously, look
up on net showed most came from China. Just one was today. Some from the UK, Denmark, Russia, France, Italy, Turkey,
Sudan (do they have computers in Sudan???) but by far the greatest numbers were from the US! OI!
PPS No we didn't go through a huge list online, we have a brilliant little bloggoth Excel sheet
that does it all for us using the free GeoCountry lists.
Not racism, just reality
We at bloggoth were born in South London and, except for the four years in university, lived in various parts
of it until 1982. We would never want to live there again and the major reason is immigration, especially black
We were born near Crystal Place, a mostly pretty decent area of London with fairly low crime at the time. It
now has a high black population and
this is the sort of reality
that residents have to put up with. This is not some isolated thing but is in line with
and with most mugging cases one reads or hears about. I used to go out with my sixth form mates to nearby Croydon, where
muggings are even higher. It's now one of the most dangerous areas in London and has some of the most vicious
black gangs, like Don’t Say Nothing and Shine My Nine, both of which had a high involvement in the 2011 riots.
The last area we lived in was Bromley, one of the nicest areas of outer
London. As everywhere in Britain, the ethnic makeup is changing fast and today there was
some bad news from there too:
HIV in Bromley doubles leaving it with one of highest rates in country.
BROMLEY has one of the highest rates of HIV in the country, with the prevalence of the virus more than doubling in
the last ten years.
This is according to the National AIDS Trust (NAT), who say one in 340 people living in the borough suffer from the
This compares to one in 850 in 2002, and a national average of one in 650.
Phil Glanville, NAT Policy and Parliamentary Officer, said: "It is only recently that Bromley has gone from low to
high prevalence. I think it is probably due to people moving to Bromley from very high prevalence areas - for example
Lewisham, Lambeth, which has one of the highest prevalences in the country, and Southwark.
Never heard of those being particularly gay areas of London, what else might they have in common?
According to Wikipedia, they are 1st, 2nd and 3rd
on the list of boroughs with the largest black populations. Black is too broad a description here, this is
primarily an African problem and all three have high African populations. While Africans account for only
of the British population, they account for 28 percent of new HIV
diagnoses and they are costing UK taxpayers
around £18 thousand a year each! Do many of them
pay that much in taxes? Unlikely. Their treatment costs are not the major problem, what about the risk of infection
This is high because, for
"cultural reasons" they do not take precautions, are ignorant of the risks and are more likely to be
It would be sensible to do more to integrate the Afro Caribbeans we already have but we keep adding to the
problems and further damaging perceptions by allowing in more low-skilled and uneducated people from failed nations
whose previous migrants have a very poor record of acheivement, most recently with immigration from Africa.
More and more, news about violent gang crime contains African names. When will our bloody governments start raising
the barriers to immigration to ensure that people really are an asset rather than a burden? When will they start
acting on their own statistics and tighten the procedures for immigration from any nation where previous migrations
have not worked well? What exactly is the point of having that expensive census every ten years otherwise? For those
with major health issues, when are they going to start doing proper health checks or requiring full health insurance
before granting residence?
Never probably, what do the lives and wallets of British citizens matter as long as we can continue the PC pretence?
As long as it's cheap
The press constantly bombards us with things to worry about. Health is a big one, apparently we shouldn't even sit down
for more than 20 minutes at a time. Now they have come up with another one, the dangers of death from appliances.
Today there was a warning in The Daily Mail about NEF dishwashers being liable to catch fire and we had to check the
one in the kitchen. Just last week we had to check the Beko spindryer in the garage. Ours were both
Trouble is, when you check the
Product Recalls page on the Electrical Safety Council's site, there are lots
of manufacturers that you may have goods from and even more generic descriptions like "travel adapter"
or "immersion heater". Are we supposed to go through this list of 263 items and check all the ones that might
just be things we have? Do you know what make your travel adapter or phone charger is offhand?
Even the best manufacturers have problems occasionally and there are recalls from some other well known names like Dyson,
Bosch, Braun, Morphy Richards and Netgear. In the pages for those manufacturers, the problem is
usually some faulty part that may very occasionally overheat and relates to a narrow range of dates or batches.
There will be a link for you to report your faulty product and find out how to return it.
In many more cases, there is no batch or date range because the whole product is bad and is stated not to comply
with European standards. There may be a
risk of electric shock and fire because of inadequate insulation, inadequately sized mains wire, unapproved plugs of
the wrong size, loose wires, wires too close together, badly crimped terminals, mains wires held only by solder, no
fuse in the mains circuit, mains sockets with no screens, casings that fall apart, live or dangerous moving parts
that are insufficiently protected, poor assembly etc etc. Dangerous parts include chargers for toys. There is even an electric heater with a
plastic cover that sags when it gets hot and exposes live parts - who'd have thought an electric fire would get hot?
These are not strictly recalls because the manufacturer "may not have provided
a way to exchange your product" Your only options are to carry on taking the risk, go through the
rigmarole of trying to claim from the retailer or throw it away.
One other thing these pages on the highest risk goods almost all have in common - "Country of origin: China"
Cheap goods anyone?
He won't be a patch on the original
So we have a Pope Francis 1 eh? Let's hope he is utterly incompetent, charmless and offends everyone
*. If just a few people can be turned off religion it can only be good for mankind.
The irreligious are just as prone to irrational and impractical ideologies, the added problem of religious ones is
that, because they are supposedly based on the word of god, they are very hard to challenge. It should tell us something
that Christianity has been going for over 2000 years, while state communism barely lasted 80.
People in the USSR and China could see that their standards of living and their freedoms
lagged behind those in the West and, because Marx was just a man and not a prophet, they were free to acknowledge
that reality and do something about it without being accused of blasphemy. If the USSR had been an Islamic rather
than a communist organisation, Gorbachev and other reformers would have been assassinated before the reforms could even
Back to Pope Francis 1. He chose the name because
he claims to admire St Francis of Assissi,
by all accounts one of the better Saints and someone who actually followed
the peaceful ideals of Christianity in a century when the Christian establishment was routinely slaughtering Muslims
and Cathars and burning heretics alive.
Not burning people alive is a minor plus to we at bloggoth obviously, the really important thing about Francis
is that he believed that nature was a mirror of god and that all men had a duty to protect it. Pope Francis 1
refers to it in that link and, if that is really important to him,
then we might actually like him just a little bit.
We were disappointed that, during his post-election
speech, he did not mention Wasps or Great Crested Newts even once, so we will not be convinced
until he comes out on that balcony, has all those crappy people evicted from St Peter's square and starts
preaching to the pidgeons as St Francis would have done.
* He's made a great start in the UK by being a fucking Argie!
Topic: He won't be a patch on the original
Comments so far:
We went to Rome 5 years ago and have some photos of the Vatican but, unfortunately, they are all spoiled
by having crappy people in them. Just one extract here, clearly a statue of Buzz Lightyear.
No it isn't. A real democracy
would allow all citizens an equal say in the direction of society but
that does not happen in Pakistan or
any other Islamic society by definition. Law in Pakistan must be based on Islamic principles so non-Muslims cannot progress
beyond the very lowest ranks in government or the armed forces. Violence against any non Muslims,
as last week, is all too common and is increasing year on year. Hardly surprising when intolerance is
actively encouraged in schools.
Some, like Oman, are better than others but people who use the words democracy, tolerance or freedom in respect of
Islamic nations generally are simply ignorant.
Keep it up
So the queen is out of hospital again. Probably the best of care helps, any normal old biddy would probably have
been dumped in a care home and beaten to death by a foreign nurse by now. For whatever reason, her and her old man
are hard to get rid of anyway. The British are too bleedin' stupid not to ditch the
monarchy, just as they are too dim to stop voting Labour or kick out religion, so that's no bad thing,
we certainly don't want the Prince of Daftness on the throne.
Maybe with a bit of technology we could keep the old dears going forever. There are some very convincing
animated dinosaurs in the Kensington Science Museum so making stuffed royals appear alive should not be very hard.
It isn't as though they do anything difficult, just smile and wave, read prepared speeches and ask standard questions.
Jim Davidson would be brill at supplying the Duke's occasional endearing faux pas.
Foreign aid, yet again
If you want an almost certain guarantee that something is an idiotic waste of money, there is nothing better than
support of it by Tony Blair. It hardly needs mentioning that this was the f* idiot who got us involved in Iraq and
Afghanistan, who cost the British taxpayer a fortune to no good effect and greatly
the power of the Islamist state of Iran and of Muslim extremism in general. Here is some of the crap
he is trotting out:
I want to answer the aid sceptics – those who think aid doesn't work or is all swallowed up
in corruption. Look at the facts. Aid from the UK alone has in the last two years helped over 5 million more children
go to primary school, and 6 million people to access emergency food supplies.
"As the west struggles to get single-digit growth, African countries are nearing double digits. Africa is among
the fastest growing regions in the world. The Gleneagles agreement can claim some credit for this."
The first is probably true, but is that the point? It is a given that if you keep handing out food to beggars more
of them will survive but surely what we should be asking of foreign aid is this - what is it actually doing to make
those nations achieve long term self sufficiency? There's no obvious point in educating youngsters if they do not have any
worthwhile jobs to go to, if they are still going to be scratching out a living in sewage covered slums like their
The second point is wrong. The fact is that although
there was a 2005 agreement to cancel Africa's debt
it was only a partial cancellation and African countries say it has not had much effect because of the impact
of other measures like structural adjustment policies. The real reason behind recent growth in Africa is down to
Chinese investment but don't take our word for it, see what KPMG, one of the world′s largest financial auditors,
has to say:
China is the 21st-century story of Africa. It is near impossible to overstate the impact of the Asian superpower's
drive to invest in the continent, and while Africa's trade relations with other emerging partners such as India,
Brazil, South Korea, and Turkey are growing in importance, south-south investment is mostly still a Chinese game.
For Africa this new relationship has translated into impressive growth. According to the latest African Economic
Outlook report, produced by the Africa Development Bank, the OECD, and the UN, Africa's total trade was worth
US$673 billion in 2009, up from just US$247 billion at the start of the century.
The IMF predicts continental growth of close to 5 percent at a time when many world economies are struggling.
Dr. Martyn Davies, chief executive of Johannesburg consultancy Frontier Advisory, says African growth and Chinese
investment are now inextricably linked. "Chinese demand for commodities is underpinning African GDP growth. The
robust growth rates of sub- Saharan Africa are due in large part to this new coupling, and in time a component
of China's growth will become dependent on Africa's ability to supply those commodities," said Davies.
Analysis by Frontier Advisory shows a close to perfect correlation - 92 percent - between Chinese and African growth
This will certainly not help Africa's Rhinos and Elephants. In the long term, will it have helped Africa to be
really self-sufficient or is this just colonialism part 2?
The questions that organised religions need to answer - reprise
The crappy "religions of the book" anyway.
Hinduism at least has major
parallels with what we actually perceive. In Hinduism there is a perpetual cycle where we move from one state to the
next; we are born, we die and are born again and a rebirth may take us to a higher level or it may take us backwards to
a lower species. In nature, a species may evolve into into a higher one or regress. Individually, we die and provide
the necessary sustinence for other living creatures, either a more advanced one or a less advanced one. In Hinduism
there is a distinction between the physical and the immaterial world. In nature there are many things we understand
to be purely chemistry but others, like consciousness that, while they may be created by biological processes, we do
not fully understand. Unlike so many of the religious we do not claim that simile is any sort of proof but nevertheless,
in a universe that appears to have universal rules, parallels cannot be ruled out as indicating possibilities.
Buddhism, while not strictly a religion, has much in its favour too.
Back to the crappy "religions of the book". Jews, you are free to go too, you may have started
the whole thing but blaming a race for something they did 3000 years ago is a bit too Adolph-like, even for we at
bloggoth. You may be deluded but the only important thing is that you don't affect the rest of too much, so go in peace.
Same with all you Scientologists, Mormons, Sikhs, Rastifarians, Animists, Spiritualists and assorted
nutcases. Private beliefs that do not significantly impact others should be nobody else's concern.
It's just you Christians and Muslims we object to because you will not f* leave the rest of us alone! You are
always trying to impose your ludicrous crap on the rest of us.
Learn the realities of the third world and stop wasting our lives and our money!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Another thing we keep saying, you can't bring forward a society in a few short years, it takes generations.
Anyone in the West who thinks our military interventions can acheive anything should take a look at
this Panorama program about Helmand. It shows the Afghan troops trained by our money to be lazy and ill disciplined,
most of them high on Marijuana and Heroin. They go out on "patrol" and fire indiscriminately, often
at civilians. Armaments and defences we pay for are flogged off, often to the Taliban. They routinely enslave and
sexually abuse young boys on the bases. It is impossible to imagine that this lot can create security in the country.
This failure of our interventions to acheive anything is not unusual, look at
where people are being arrested for preaching Christianity and Christians are being driven out by Muslim extremists,
things that did not happen under Gaddafi.
Is there any evidence to suggest that foreign aid, to Haiti, Bangladesh, Uganda and many
other countries has any more success? In many cases, aid money does not even raise the GDP
per capita while it is being received, let alone provide any long term change in the recipient nations
that will lead to self sufficiency. Wells and roads are provided and soon crumble into ruins.
Just take one example, Nepal. It has received
billions over several decades, much of it spent on capital projects and yet
"Despite a rise in ODA, Nepal is the only country in South Asia that has not
experienced any significant improvement of its micro and macro economic prospective"
Maybe it is time that developing countries were allowed to develop at their own pace over centuries
as more advanced countries had to. Anything else seems to be a waste of our money.
ODA=official development assistance
Just what we need (not)
Another f* pope. Mr Sheep has already written
this article on the subject that we at bloggoth would have written if we could be arsed.
The election will be held in the Sistine chapel apparently. We were there a few years ago and it's a
magnificent place but, in hindsight, what is that famous picture actually showing?
Not a good shape
The arguments about a new runway or airport in the South East just go on and on. We blame Darwin. If man hadn't
evolved our complex and fragile shape filled with hard bones, if we had had the sense to develop intelligence
but just stay as slugs or, even better, amoebas, just think how many of us they could have packed into a single plane.
We wouldn't need anywhere near as many runways.
All going down together
It is a major concern for we at bloggoth personally that we seem to have lost our ability to come up with
decent short stories any more. By "decent" we mean ones that we like and can have pride in. Of course it
would be nice to be famous, to be admired or to make lots of money but, not being quite so f* egotistical as some
of our close relatives, it honestly isn't the primary consideration.
On the other hand, perhaps it isn't the onset of Altzheimers as the whole world seems to have forgotten how
to write stories. There is still some great creation out there, tonight's episode of Call The Midwife on BBC had us
silently sniffling and the Ripper Street story line was great as usual but what the f* has happened to short stories?
We brought the latest "Best New Horror" and after skipping over one story about zombies because it was
so dull, we managed to finish the next. A man finds some wrong items in his online grocery order, gets curious
about who ordered them and finds a lady a few streets away scoffing raw meat. Implication, she is a werewolf or similar,
the end. Fair enough, I suppose, but it's all padded out with a lot of crap about the contents of his shopping bags,
conversations with the delivery man, his feelings for his wife and a lot of stuff about how we all seek change
in our relationships. If we at bloggoth has written something as tedious and unoriginal at least we would have
only bored our readers for a page and a half instead of 18. We can't remember a single story in the last book of
horror stories we read either and that chap compared himself to Bradbury.
Some think that nothing really exists outside of our imaginations. That's it!
As we at bloggoth decline in mental ability, our invented world is declining with us. Our imaginary
people are no longer capable of the great works of fiction that we ourselves invented and that once enthralled us.
Maybe that's also why what we once thought of as real people are getting fatter, progressively stupider and more useless,
less talented and rational.
When we reach our deathbed what will the world still hold? Vague shadows drifting aimlessly and emitting random
Bombers and Pizzas
There are many problems with the PC view of Islam. As we have said several times before, the frequently
parrotted idea of a tolerant religion generally bears no resemblance to the reality. Anyone who is not determined
to live in ignorance can find out the facts regarding the marginalised and sometimes dangerous existence of those
of other faiths in many Islamic countries from the Religious Freedom Reports
from the US Department of State.
Islamic extremism is a reality all over Europe and, while there are genuinely moderate Muslims, the picture of moderation
that the religion as a whole tries to project is a deceit and this is revealed and over and over again. Here in the UK
there is extremist literature in public libraries
and in bookshops, extreme teachings
schools and in
universities, rocketing numbers of extremist websites
and Muslim vigilantes claiming our streets. Just this week we had
OFCOM rulings about
hate speech on British radio channels. Another reality is the contempt that too many Muslims
clearly have for others. This is evident in the various hate preachings
about Jews, homosexuals and Western society and in the large scale
grooming of white girls.
The BBC recently gave us
another example on Fake Britain when it emerged that
9 out of 10 Muslim-run Pizza establishments investigated were selling "Ham Pizzas" that had no ham in them.
Some had been warned before but had carried on doing it. Some may say this is not a terribly serious issue
(although horse meat being sold as beef apparently is!) but it is perhaps indicative of the scale of the contempt
that ordinary Muslims have for others. Those interviewed said they could not sell Ham and sounded rather surprised at being challenged
at all. Deceiving non Muslims about what was in the Pizza they were paying for did not appear to be important,
only their own views on Halal meat.
Such attitudes matter. If most Muslims have to choose between us non-Muslims and those extremists, either
the bombers or the Shariah imposers, which do you think it will be? We probably know that already from
the latest terrorist news:
It emerged that some people in Birmingham knew Naseer had sent four other men to Pakistan for training but did not
alert the police.
They also warned parents would not raise concerns because many were in denial that their children could be caught
up in serious terror planning.
It really is time our authorities started waking up, not just to about what the Islamic creed really is but about
what far too many Muslims think about the nations they adopted. A few isolated extremists would not present such
a problem if it was not for the facilitators, the say nothing attitudes, the silent support and sympathy they get
from the Muslim community as a whole. This week
a university began locking a Muslim prayer room, justifiably, given some of the sermons that had been
given there. We need far more of this, let's start checking university and other Islamic societies, bookshops,
schools, Islamic groups and mosques and shutting them down if they don't cooperate.
Let's stop regarding Islamic extremism as something very unusual, because it isn't.
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Horrible or beautiful?
Lovely and sunny, so went out on a long footpath inspection today. We were a bit annoyed when
we got back and compared the track from our little GPS gadget with the map to find we had taken a wrong turning and
made notes about stuff that was not on our designated patch at all.
On the other hand, we did find another interesting Fallow Deer corpse. Like others we have seen, the blood,
still moist flesh and the complete absence of any smell indicated it had probably only been dead a few days, yet it was
little more than a skeleton. Corpses do not last long in the countryside, foxes, badgers, domestic cats, rodents,
crows and magpies will all have had their share.
Nothing in the world, even death, is ever an ending, just a means of allowing life to go on. We will never
be persuaded to believe in the malignant and
illogical nonsense of the "religions of the book" but the
idea of some deeper purpose behind existence is not without its merits.
Maybe this life is the purpose
I know what you mean Hzarg, I've been thinking of giving up creating too. It's bad enough that the ungrateful
little bastards moan about what we've already given them and demand paradise when they die but, in
pursuit of their "something better than this" fantasies, many of them pass up all the physical pleasures
that we spent so long making for them. We may as well have not bothered.
Topic: Maybe this life is the purpose
Comments so far:
We don't have anything against the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge personally, from the limited and probably highly
selective information available, they seem like a normal and pleasant young(ish) couple but we don't have any sympathy
whatever regarding the supposed
latest invasion of their privacy.
We would do in the case of most celebrities. Worth is an entirely subjective thing and the nearest one can make to
an objective measurement is to count the number of people they have convinced of their worth. The success
of some here today, gone tomorrow, X Factor celebrity is at least the result of their
Not so with royalty and others who inherit wealth and power. Hard cheese, Kate. If you expect to live in
huge mansions, to have servants who cater to your every whim, to be ferried about in limousines, to be feted and
admired by crowds wherever you go, to know you are going to receive, for free, the very best advice and services
available on every issue that concerns you, all of these things totally unrelated to any acheivements of your own,
there is going to be a price to pay and loss of privacy is a very small one relative to all that.
PS If the paparrazi would like to publish intimate personal details of the xoggoth private life we would be
most happy to negotiate a deal. For a 3 month all-expenses-paid holiday at a top hotel in the Bahamas we can supply
you with pictures of the Missus taken with our hidden toilet cam.
PPS But don't tell ′er they came from us, for chrissake!)
What difference does it make?
So Pope Grandpa Munster has resigned while still alive and that's most unusual apparently, for 600 years they have
only resigned when they're dead. What other major job would that happen in? Can you imagine a PM or president,
the head of a major bank or IT company or whatever carrying on into their dotage?
Of course not and there's a reason
for that, people in other jobs actually do need all their mental faculties to do such jobs effectively. Not so
with religious leaders, just bleating the accepted bollux is quite enough. Put a slightly different slant on it
or move it slightly in the direction of modern reality and you can be feted as a reformer.
The founders or prophets of religions had it even easier. Being a fraud or delusional has been an essential
"A Theologian is a blind man in a dark room searching for a black cat that is not there--and finding it."
H L Mencken
Give us some REAL gadgets
We are always losing our keys and the missus brought us one of those little key finders to put on our key ring.
The idea is that when you can't find your keys you whistle and it beeps. Apart from the fact that it only seems
to beep when there is some random screeching noise, like when we close the garage door, and never when we whistle
to try and locate our keys, it's a ridiculous idea anyway.
I ask you! What REAL MAN finds it easy to whistle when he loses his keys? That's like asking somebody to sing
a selection of songs from The Sound of Music when he's accidentally sliced his thumb off with the garden shears.
When any REAL MAN loses his keys he
immediately flies into an uncontrollable rage and issues a deluge of obscenities before slamming doors, hurling
furniture though the window, smashing up the kitchen, kicking the cat and murdering his wife. A recent US survey showed
that in 87% of major gun massacres by a lone killer, the perpetrator had lost his keys just prior to the incident.
Surely the solution is obvious? The only way to prevent such incidents is to have a key finder that responds
to swearing, and in a way that a REAL MAN can relate to.
Lots of fuss about beef that contains horse meat at the moment, from
a French company importing from Eastern Europe, not surprisingly.
Much worse food scandals are nothing new. Two years ago, Channel 4 revealed that shrimp brought in the UK
had an unpleasant origin:
But what is the process by which they are farmed and produced? To find out, we travelled to Bangladesh to
film undercover at the prawn pools. What we found was truly appalling.
Latrines filled with human waste were sited over the sea water canals, whose contents are swept into the prawn pools
with every tide. Stray dogs chewed prawn fragments in the trading market.
One farmer we spoke to routinely doused his pool with a pesticide known as Thiodan, to keep disease down among his
PPS This seems to have been happening a lot in the DRC for more than a decade. Unless racist organisations,
like the BBC and the UN,
are spreading their lies again.
We can understand self interest, it can be a problem but it's also a major driver of human acheivement. If we took
away the incentive to act in the interests of ourselves and our families we would end up as dreary low-income
nations like the USSR used to be.
It's understandable in the context of conservation too, whether it's about clearing rain forest to increase
farm production or shooting a Tiger that's eating your goats.
TBH, even us nature freaks at bloggoth have a limit of tolerance. We feed the little mice in our shed because they
don't cause us any real problems but if we had rats in there nibbling everything to buggery as they do, we might well
reach for the poison.
What really pisses us off most are those who just wreck nature, and other people's enjoyment of it,
out of shear laziness and indifference. Walk along any footpath or country road and you see empty bottles and
discarded sweet wrappers. Why? It must take as much effort to wind down a car window and chuck a bottle out as it
does to put it in the bin when you get home. There is more serious junk everywhere too, dumped either by
fly tippers or by the land owners. From the quantity and mixed nature of it, it often doesn't look like commercial
stuff and no disposal charges would apply, so why can't they just take it to the local waste tip where it can
You lookin' at me?
When some comment on the nature of the third world and the developing world, on the appalling practices, beliefs
and high levels of criminality that exist, if they express concerns
about the import of such things into our own country due to lax immigration controls, they get
condemned as xenophobes or racists.
Thank heavens for the "liberal lefty" papers and TV channels, The Guardian, The BBC and The Independent.
Having established their reputation as non racist, they don't feel the need to avoid the truth as some right-wing papers
do. In this
week's Guardian, some more of
what should be old news to anyone who does not avoid reality, the appalling level of rape in South Africa:
..rights groups complain that rape has become normalised and lost the power to shock. In 2010-11, 56,272 rapes were
recorded in South Africa, an average of 154 a day and more than double the rate in India. *Note 1
Rachel Jewkes, acting president of the South African Medical Research Council, said it had been researching sexual
violence for 20 years and found between a quarter and third of men admit rape, indicating widespread social
This is not unusual for Africa, The Guardian has reported previously that a major impediment to a goal of their Katine
project, to get more girls into education, was the fact that it was difficult for them to walk to school without
the risk of being raped, even though Uganda is probably one of the better governed sub-Saharan nations:
Peter Georges of the St Nicholas Uganda Children's Fund, writing about child poverty in Uganda, says defilement of
school-age girls is common. "Rape is always a danger as girls travel to and from school through risky neighbourhoods
at dawn and dusk..."
This level of sexual violence puts the furore about the Jimmy Saville stuff in our own country, covering a
few hundred complaints going back decades and pursued by a very thorough police force in a low tolerance society into
perspective. If anyone thinks the crime level in the UK or other more advanced nations remotely compares with the level
in third world and developing countries, they are truly deluded.
Sexual violence is just one of many crimes that are far higher in the third world.
The liberal left will say it's all due to poverty and they are right, the correlation of crime with poverty
is undoubted. Where they are wrong is in their frequent implication that all these problems will somehow disappear when
these people come to the West and share in our prosperity.
For one thing, they don't and it's not mainly about racism. Far too many don't have the English,
the education or the skills to succeed here. Lack of willingness to integrate is a problem too, you can't expect
to fully participate in our economy if you are determined to stay out of our society; business requires interaction
with customers, bosses, fellow employees and others. For another, adults whose attitudes and beliefs have been forged
by poverty, conflict and backwardness are not somehow going to lose them when they cross our borders.
In every case where there is a cultural problem with a minority in the West, absentee fathers, youth gangs, school dropouts,
low acheivement, religious fundamentalism and a host of crimes like honour killing, FMG, counterfeiting, electoral
fraud, pickpockets, muggings or drug-related violence, you will see exactly the same problems in the country of origin.
We, and the decent members of their own ethnicity, pick up the bill for lax immigration controls.
Note 1: And India has 23 times the population of South Africa.
Sexual violence is but one of many problems. Some 9000 children have gone missing from Uganda alone in 4 years
and they are not used solely for sexual purposes but for blood rituals associated with witchcraft.
According to the BBC, many children trafficked into the UK
are used in such rituals:
According to Christine Beddoe, director of the anti-trafficking charity Ecpat UK, a cultural belief in the power
of human blood in so-called juju rituals is playing a part in the demand for African children.
"Our experience tells us that traffickers can be anybody. They can be people with power, people with money
or people involved in witchcraft," she explains.
"Trafficking can involve witch-doctors and other types of professionals in the community who are using those
This is not unique to Uganda, belief in witchcraft is widespread in other countries like Ghana and Nigeria and there is
a major link between witchcraft and human trafficking to Europe.
Apart from a tiny percentage of loonies, the UK mostly left witchcraft behind 400 years ago. Do we really want
to see the growth of nonsense that makes even Islam look rational?
Time the government stopped asking would-be citizens
crap about who built the Tower of London and started doing proper assessments. Apart from bringing in better checks
on criminality and health and greatly raising the bar for qualifications and expected income, they should be testing
attitudes and beliefs.
Anyone who believes in crap like witchcraft or creationism or who wants a role for religion in framing our
laws should not be allowed residence in the UK.
The wrong side
We were going to go up to the village club tonight but probably would have had at least three large vodkas and that
does not sit with our determination to lose a few pounds. So what's on TV? F* all as usual, so we tried something we
had recorded, StarShip Troopers 2. What a load of utter crap!
The first one did not take itself too seriously and we quite liked it. #2, the ten boring minutes we could be
bothered to watch anyway, is totally tedious. Just a lot of soldiers shooting huge insects.
Shooting huge insects? Bastards! So whose f* planet was it anyway?
Come on nice big insects! Bite the hell out of the invading so and sos, they should
not even be there!!!
In any conflict between man and nature we usually tend to side with nature.
If we had our way we would breed
billions of Tigers to invade China and Vietnam and grind up the bones of the
slitty-eyed bastards to make medicine with and whales
would be harpooning Japanese.
For inspiration we also have to thank that appalling bastard Tony Blair. We wanted to watch the BBC interactive news
service this morning which, unlike good old Ceefax, shows the normal channel in reduced window at the left and he
was on. We had to turn off the sound and chuck a pllowcase over that half of the screen. A chaotic end to the Blackpool
conference was all about his violent demise. We can but dream.
Ok Sun, we surrender
The Sun keeps on running these fantastically erotic articles about absolutely fantastic women,
first here, then here and then here.
Damn it! They've gone and
done it again.
State of the art soon becomes ancient
Out for a jog today and went past the entrance to a local quarry where they extract very expensive
decorative sandstone for use in buildings, gardens etc. At the entrance is a big sandstone pillar that, at first glance,
appears to be some ancient artifact. It's only when you look more closely that you see it's got a website
address on it.
This juxtaposition of the ancient and modern made us wonder how man, or whatever the dominant species is then,
will view our communications in a million years time.
This ancient parchment you've found appears to be from the late 20th or early 21st century,
there's a reference to their god internet. They believed the god internet was the source of all knowledge and
could pass wisdom from one person to another.
They wanted electoral reform when it suited them but now the
Stinking Lib Dems have voted, out of sheer spite,
to delay the redrawing of constituency boundaries. Hardly surprisingly, the even more awful pusbags in Labour,
who have inflicted enormous numbers of useless migrants, welfare scroungers and pointless public sector parasites
on us to increase their own election chances, have joined them in the lobby.
Does it never once cross the
minds of these self-serving arseholes that a voting system that gives all voters a roughly equal say in the outcome
of elections is a cornerstone of democracy? If it does, they obviously don't think it matters; the contempt
that the left of centre parties have for the opinions of the ordinary people of Britain, also apparent in their
refusal to countenance a vote on EU membership, has no bounds.
Not that the Tories are much better. The Lib Dem spite is over the Tory refusal to consider reform of The House of
Nearly 80% of the British public support the idea but the Tories preferred to keep an outdated system where our
laws are scrutinised by unelected Bishops, political appointees and hereditary peers.
Scumbags, the lot of them.
You know you're getting old when...
...you're sitting watching TV and there's a dark scene so you can see your own reflection in the screen
and briefly think the missus must have changed channel to watch another rerun of Father Ted.
actually was some in the papers today. It seems that wildlife is thriving in the exclusion areas around Chernobyl
and, despite showing "incredibly high levels of radiation", is showing almost no sign of abnormality. We look
forward to some scientist telling us that radioactivity is actually good for us.
Such novel news almost never happens, everything in the papers is just a variation of something that has happened
umpteen times before. If you had watched Attila being proclaimed supreme ruler of the Huns, I doubt it would have been
much different to Obummer's swearing in, apart from the superficial details of dress and furnishings. I daresay
people were saying similar things about him behind his back too.
Maybe there's a good case for saving license payer's money at the BBC by getting rid of most of those expensive
news broadcasters, reporters, investigators and backroom staff and replacing them by a computer system. A low paid clerk
could type in the basic details and a very simple bit of AI would find the best match to the news item in the existing
archives, perform a bit of CGI and dub over a few names and places. Almost nobody would notice. Some news items, such
as a sportsman or celebrity arrested for sex offences, a "promising footballer" stabbed on the streets of
London or an Islamic terrorist attack, happen so often that there must be loads of footage to choose from
and nobody remembers the details.
They could rerun this footage for example whenever there was some news item about President Assad. Maybe the
computer software could replace that hat but otherwise De Gaul and Assad look exactly the same.
Obummer was sworn in. What a curious phrase, sworn in.
Given his unpopularity in some quarters, including the non-existent bloggoth readership, it gave us a great excuse to
try an Obummer cartoon.
Hmmmm. Creeping Shariah or just creepy shits?
Gates of Vienna
has disappeared.It says there has been a violation of terms of service but
this suggests there may have been
a site hack.
Is this part of the ongoing campaign to shut down free speech about a political creed that is genuinely objectionable?
It is unlikely to be a justifiable complant about hate speech, we only link to GOV because of its considered and
fact-based approach to the subject. You don't need lies and abuse to counter Islam, the realities of it
should be enough to convince any sane person who is not determined to bury their heads in the sand.
On the other hand, it could be just due to injection of malicious code by the usual arseholes who do this sort of
thing against sites indiscriminately as they did to our small business site last week. Clicking on it caused a redirection
to another site and we found changes to the page code and a whole bunch of encoded scripts in every directory. Checking
up on causes, cleaning it all out and changing all the passwords took us hours. Fortunately, we noticed it before
a Google visit, otherwise we would have had to go through the process of getting it unblocked on their search engine.
One wonders why anyone would bother with a tiny business site like that, what on earth drives these arseholes?
Clearing up attacks on major websites, not to mention trying to prevent them in the first place, must cost the world
Whatever the motives, maybe we should stop concentrating so much on individuals and start treating them as
just causes of a major problem that needs eradicating by whatever means possible. Things like that are hardly
the result of a rash impulse and nobody has to do them, so why do we concern ouselves with a criminal's rights?.
We don't concern ourselves with the rights and dignity of a mosquito when we combat malaria.
Little bloggothing here recently, just not in the mood but thought we should post something to let
the non existent readers know we are still alive. Mind you, we did come very close to wanking ourselves to death over
yet another fantastic lady in The Sun.
If we are ever critically ill and are seeking an end that's how we want
to go, just park an arse like that on our face until we suffocate and we will go out smiling.
We need more insanity
Somebody posted a link on CUK to an
online test for OCD. We always thought it
was about wierdos who spent their waking hours time washing their hands but apparently not. We at bloggoth scored
quite high and proud of it too! There are a few characteristics on there that
we really loathe, especially that one about following rules exactly and believing there is no excuse for bending them.
On the contrary, rules should only be followed when doing so makes logical sense for the circumstances at the time
and sometimes they never do, our laws are often written by irrational idiots after all.
Taken over all and within reason though, what is wrong with many of those things, like keeping a workplace tidy,
finishing what you set out to do on time, checking you've done it properly, saving for future contingencies or expecting
others to do work properly? If those things are faults they are better ones than the lazy, just enough to get by,
leave it all to tomorrow, keep your fingers crossed approach of so many of the UK population.
Perhaps insanity is not always so undesirable. Is there a drug that could induce OCD in all those lazy
welfare scroungers? If they were all working late hours and weekends most would probably acheive something no
matter how thick they were and it would be a great improvement on their current lifestyle of rolling out of
bed at 11AM and wandering along to the job centre. If some did not manage to do much right despite all their
effort they would be so angry with themselves at not doing so (question 10) they would probably commit suicide
and that would save the rest of us some money too!
And what about psychopaths? Maybe we could do with a few of those in government. Some realism with respect
to the value of humanity in general would help to counter the liberal lefty claptrap, the idea that everyone has
equal potential, the wealth distribution, the foreign aid and welfare that is denying Darwin his evil way and taking
mankind back to the primordial soup.
A psychopathic army would be great too, just think how efficient they would be!
Sometimes, when you think life is not going so great, you get a glimpse of a much worse hell that others are going
through. The other day I got a call from the police who needed volunteers to search for a missing person and, as it
was quite nearby, I went along. There were about ten of us volunteers and about 30 police at the site.
For missing persons they initially send out a professional rapid response team which moves quickly, looking through
all the most likely areas. Only if they have no luck does the second search team, like the one I'm on, get sent in to
check methodically through the bushes etc. We all stood around waiting for half an hour before being stood down
as the rapid team had found a body and it wasn't pretty apparently. As it was a farm I am geussing shotgun.
Funny how these things tend to happen more near Christmas and the new year. Loneliness is said to be a factor,
the feeling of isolation becomes more acute when others are seen to be experiencing that extra love and cameraderie.
We at bloggoth have an alternative theory - an overdose of relatives!
When you think about it, Islamists are a lot more honest than the rest of the world. Islamist governments
don't believe in democracy but at least they say so openly. In the West, our leaders pretend to believe in
it but they certainly don't deliver it. They have elections in Pakistan and Iran too but elections on their
own do not make a democracy. Real democracy should mean that citizens should decide the broad direction of society and
they should all have an equal say in it.
All that matters to our leaders is their own interests and the pursuit of their grandiose unrealistic ideals
and they do everything they can to rig things in their favour. Romney was right. Both Labour in the UK and the
Democrats in America have deliberately set out to rig future elections by creating a huge base of welfare claimants
and and immigrants
whose own interests would be jeopardised if they were to vote for any right of centre party.
We are never consulted on even the most basic major issues like the independence of our own nation. We were never
given the chance to decide whether to join the EU in the first place and have never been consulted on any of the
major treaties since. Now there is talk of a referendum, leading politicians of our supposed democracies are jumping
up and down to denounce the idea.
Fifty years ago many people may have believed that society was moving forwards but all that has really happened
is a relaxation of the rules to qualify as a lord and master. You get to vote for which faction you want as dictators
for the next 5 years but otherwise it's much the same. Maybe we common people should stop believing anything has
So yet another end of the world has been and gone. Still, let's not be too hard on the dipsticks who believed in
it, after all, the only difference between them and all those billions of deluded Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs etc,
is that they had proof within their lifetimes that their ideas were utter crap. Most religious sorts will never realise
their ideas are utter crap because that moment of proof only comes around when they die and then they'll be, er,
As a yoof of the nutty sixties who yearned for "truths" and briefly embraced the loony ideas of the time
we have far more empathy with the "druids" who recently gathered at Stonehenge to mark the winter
solstice. At least their understandable search for meaning does not seem to involve imposing the nonsensical bollux of
their holy text or the dictats of their demented prophet on other people.
Still, although we do really like you guys, we feel it is our duty to try and bring you more into line with the
rational teachings of The Blessed Perry. The numerous expert archeologists at bloggoth have
been researching this issue for a very long time and have at last unearthed conclusive proof, summarised in the
learned article here, that the function of Stonehenge was not quite as mystic as it
is often supposed to be. Sorry chaps.
What an utter piece of crap
Excellent to read
that Scargill has lost his battle to live rent free for life at the expense of others. Was it any coincidence
that most of the worst offenders in the MP expenses scandal were Labour? Are there any leftists who are not total
hypocrites? Who do not bleat about the rights of workers and the poor and yet who never pass up a chance to feather
their own nests, often at the expense of those same workers or poor people? Or who are students and the like who
have never had to contribute to the costs of all those poor, deserving people themselves?
Must have been some but, for the life of me, I can't think of any.
Home things 1
The missus had a bloke in to clean the cooker and other kitchen appliances last week, cost about £100. He did do a
great job but really! Surely a WOMAN should clean her own cooker, that's a WOMAN's job my lord!
Still, if that's the way the world is going, maybe we should just fit in.
Ring ring, ring ring. Hello, Derriere Cleaners, how can we help you? Oh hello, xoggoth here. I haven't wiped my arse
for over a year and it's getting a bit crusty. Can you come and give it a good going over next week?
Home things 2
Why do things always go wrong at the wrong time? Was getting ready for my son's wedding last year and the best
man had just turned up when all the bloody electric went off because the shower pump had decided to spring a leak
all over some wiring. Today, we were trying to get ready for a ghastly family thing tomorrow and xmas the day after
with same son+baby daughter staying (BASTARD! we are far to young to be a grandfather!) and the central heating
stopped working. Spent over an hour fannying around trying to trace the fault logically,
not helped by incomprehensible wiring diagrams in Danish and a sealed adapter on the main control, before
resorting to our usual fannying about technique and replacing bits at random, which worked, thankfully.
Electrics, heating, plumbing. Not looking forward to next year's celebrations, doubtless the sewer will decide
it's been left out. An Easter or wedding anniversary knee-deep in shit will be just great!
Cooooor! Who wouldn't want to get stuck into them eh? Assuming they could find it.
More wisdom from an unexpected quarter
Previously this series has revealed unlikely wisdom from total fuckwits like Bob Crow, Polly Toynbee and the
Arsebishop of Canterbury. Now we have
a brillant observation from Hamas.
Palestinian officials say Tony Blair shouldn't take it personally, but he should pack up his desk at the
Office of the Quartet Representative in Jerusalem and go home. They say his job, and the body he represents, are
"useless, useless, useless"
Well said chaps. The negligible chance of any agreement between nutjobs like you and the awful current
Israeli leadership is not going to be helped by input from that man. I would only quibble with
"shouldn't take it personally". He should. This self serving, self enriching, egotistical piece of crap should go
to the nearest tree and hang himself.
PS Reliable bloggoth sources in the Middle East have provided irrefutable evidence that Blair always wipes his
arse with pages from the Koran while facing Mecca. Do your sacred duty and avenge this insult against your prophet!
The really important monster questions
Do different blood types taste different to vampires? Do posh vampires only drink AB negative leaving the type O
for the plebs? Do vampires ever get HIV or hepatitis from all the blood they drink?
Equally, are zombies at risk of BSE from their diet of human brains? How come rotted zombies can wander about in
summer but not get covered in flies? Do they use some sort of fly spray? If zombies eat brains they must poo, what must
poo from rotted corpes smell like? Phwooor!
What do ghouls think of zombies? Ghouls like to feast on decayed bodies in cemetaries so a zombie
outbreak must be the equivalent of all the food in your freezer getting up and wandering off, together with your
Sunday Roast that you just spent hours preparing. Bloody annoying! Do ghoul supermarkets mark corpses
"Not to be consumed before xxx" ?
One way to transform a man into a werewolf is by magic ritual. The
words of a ritual are important and one wonders what problems a mispronunciation could cause. Have any would-be
werewolves mispronounced Lycanthrope and ended up stuck to a garden fence as a blob of lichen until the next full moon?
That could be pretty annoying and would certainly make for a very dull horror film.
If poltergeists received appropriate counselling for what is clearly a behavioural disorder, would they become normal,
well adjusted ghosts, just floating around instead of chucking things about and banging on walls?
As their brains were hooked out of their noses by their embalmers, can mummies only think if they take the jars
with them? Assuming they are carrying their innards jars, what do they eat? Superficially, they are very elderly
zombies but eating brains would make a right mess of their bandages and they can't change their outfits easily.
That TV program theme
You know, that US thing starring the woman with the big teeth. Looks utter crap, never watched it, but we do like
this song they keep playing on the ad. PS It's Eta James not Ella Fitzgerald.
More realities of Islam
Every conflict has its share of atrocities but there is a very big difference between those committed by people
in the heat of war who may be angered by seeing their own people killed and quite deliberate actions in the name of
an intolerant creed. Given a few short years, anger will cool and some degree of civilisation will return but deliberate
acts in the name of an extreme ideology will not cease until that ideology does.
This truth is grasped in most contexts. The Russians, for example, committed many atrocities in the occupation of
Germany during WW2 but they had seen many of their citizens killed and brutalised during an unprovoked invasion of
their country. Most would rightly see their actions as more understandable, more human, than those of the Nazis who
sent millions of ordinary people to their deaths because of a political theory.
Unfortunately, this reality is rarely grasped by the apologists for Islam which, in many parts of the world, is as
extreme and repulsive as Nazism. Maybe they should read
this item in The Guardian and start thinking up their excuses. The quote here only covers some of the barbarism
reported in the article.
Mass rape, amputations and killings why families are fleeing terror in Mali
At refugee camps, reports are flooding in of horrific human rights abuses in a country once famous for its music
and joyous lifestyle. Mark Townsend reports on the jihadist nightmare in the Sahel
A man accused of using tobacco was escorted before the crowd by several members of the al-Qaida splinter group Movement
for Tawhid and Jihad in West Africa.
"Then they chopped off his hand. They wanted to show us what they could do," said Ahmed, 39, a meat trader
from the town in northern Mali.
That was not the end of it. The severed hand was tossed into a vat of boiling water. Then, according to Ahmed, the
man was pinned down and over the next hour the bent, misshapen hand was sewn crudely back onto his stump. Ahmed, too
terrified to disclose his full name, fled Gao the next day, 8 November: "I had to go. I could not live my life."
Fresh witness accounts such as this, from people arriving smothered in the red Sahel dust that clogs every pore at the
refugee camps straddling the border with Burkina Faso, suggest that the situation in northern Mali is deteriorating
fast. Given the dangerous situation in the region, it was impossible to verify the accounts, but they were numerous
Islamist militants who seized control of an area larger than the UK six months ago have imposed their ultra-conservative
brand of sharia law. The tales recounted suggest a population subjugated by a regime well versed in appalling brutality.
Allegations of war crimes include summary executions, mass rape, racism and the targeting of elders by child soldiers
recruited by the extremists. Some allege that child soldiers are being forced to rape women.
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