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The BNP - Racism By Any Other Name?

Thought I'd have a look at the BNP mission statement, to see if I could find any racism in there.


Guess what?

"
Mission Statement: The British National Party
The British National Party exists to secure a future for the indigenous peoples of these islands in the North Atlantic which have been our homeland for millennia.
We use the term indigenous to describe the people whose ancestors were the earliest settlers here after the last great Ice Age and which have been complemented by the historic migrations from mainland Europe.
The migrations of the Celts, Anglo-Saxons, Danes, Norse and closely related kindred peoples have been, over the past few thousands years, instrumental in defining the character of our family of nations.
Forgive me but, isn't half the world populated by the descendants of the indigenous people they're talking about?
USA, Canada, Norway, Denwark, Sweden, France, Germany, Italy, Hungary, Poland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand - Any could claim British ancestry if you go that far back for your definition of Briton!

Also note that although the BNP's Mission statement doesn't specify the words 'Whites Only Britain' but the 'acceptable Britons' listed are EXCLUSIVELY WHITE. - Nice line you're not crosssing there!!



For me, the BNP's mission statement is
CEARLY RACIST
Where are the cops?
Isn't this hate crime?



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BNP - Outright Racism and Bigotted Spin?

Just received twitter from dingledow about a speech made by the BNP leader Nick Griffin. - "Nick Griffin discusses Trevor Philips"
I've transcribed a portion of the speech below and cut out anything that was just politcal waffle in an attempt to highlight the flavour of the speech. The Video is beneath if you want to check.
At 3mins 40 secs in.
"in august 2006 the institute for race relations...(bigotted spin)...published a report on racist murder in Britain, they produced a list...(bigotted Spin) ...of 43 (murders)... now that's a shocking number, what is particularly shocking is that the institutes...(bigotted Spin)...were only able to find one victim of (4mins 21secs) OUR PEOPLE and that was young Chris Donald, the 15 year old, literally... (? shouldn't that be actually?) ...tortured to death in Glasgow for the crime, the sole crime of being a white boy in the wrong place at the wrong time and they spellt his name wrong ...(spin on how good they are at reading papers) ...we produced a list of 163 white british victims of racist homicide in Britain, you put the 163 together with the 40 victims of racist homicide from various ethnic groups and you have more than 200 people dead because of the multicultural experiments (Ooh it's a Conspiracy!) between 1999 and august 2006.
How much blood do the liberal left need before they will admit it's a river?... (blah, blah powell, bigotted spin, racist rhetoric etc.)
Mr. Griffin,
You seem to have misinterpretted the information at hand, your assumption that these racist crimes are becuase of some multi-cultural experiment is, I'm sure, wholly incorrect. I think you'll find sir that these people were murdered because their attacker was a

RACIST
These innocent humans whom were slaughtered by sick EVIL extremists who think skin colour or nationality matter! It's simple, if your are not racist you not are going to attack someone because they seem different!!!
It's lack of education, integration and tolerance that's the problem. I feel sir that you perhaps should consider some.

Please feel free to respond Mr. Griffin the above is just an excerpt but your speech is clearly racist, start to finish.


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Isn't this hate crime?
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Anti-Fascism Anti-Racism Anti-BNP

We all know the British National Party is supposed to stand for something,
but they’ve not yet clearly defined which are the Britons for whom they stand!
I mean - 'Britain for the Britons' is a 'nice' sound-bite but who are the 'Britons' and how, are they to be identified as such?
They cannot clearly define who will be eligible for their version of Britain without compulsory testing of everyone's DNA, can they?
And, wouldn't that be a bit of a civil liberties infringement?
Doesn't that mean that a vote for them would be a vote for a boot stamping on a human face for eternity?

So, given their unclear rhetoric, I cannot trust their words and must go with my gut, from what I’ve seen and read about them, and their supporters.

On the whole, I think my opinion is that they are
Bad News People!
And they are going to be a
Bastard Nauseating Pestilence
to get rid of if we let ‘em in.
I think it’s probably for the best
if we treat them as we would a
British Nazi Party
You know the sort of thing
Bare Naked Prejudice,
Branded Noxious Poison,
best known for
Being Nasty Primarily -
Bloody Nice Pitbulls,
But Not Politicians,
and, on balance, probably
Best Never Promoted.

To those in the BNP
- give up and lie down!
When it comes to it, I think the real truth is
Britain’s Not Partisan
You’d
Best Not Participate

In support of the Anti-Fascism and Anti-Racism Campaign
by
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Exposing the extremism behind the BNP

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Worried You're Nazi? Find Out Here?

DON'T VOTE BNP
Instead why not try this brilliant little gadget I found.
It asks you questions about your views on this and that (but not 'the other' ;p) then when you get to the end couple of mins it shows you a graph of the parties, aligned in relation to your personal political position!!!.
Simply Brilliant,
No more reading copius badly written pamphlets, this gadget
matches what you care about, to the party.
No more necessity to listen to all the nonsense of the campaigning.
You don't have to rely on the overspun election messages
or meaningless campaign speeches, this thing cuts to the quick.
It asks YOU how YOU feel about stuff.
I can't say it enough
Simply brilliant.
Find the party that’s REALLY most like you at
 
http://www.euprofiler.eu/

To any BNP supporters who read this blog - take the test, answer honestly and find out if you are truly fascist in your nature. Discover if you really think that all those who gave their lives, fighting the last ugly nationalist party to rear it miserable stinking fascist head, died in vein.


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Against Blasphemy Laws

Blasphemy Hmmm, it's all just nonsense really, but recently Irelands Politicos have gone a little nuts and ressurrected an archaic law. More at http://blasphemy.ie/

So, I thought maybe I could contribute some generalised thinks on blasphemy.

Firstly
I find no way to prove blasphemy!!! - I understand that it's possible to prove that this or that person was offended, though the extent of that offence is personal, and therefore difficult to correctly categorize or quantify.
But to prove blasphemy itself?

Surely it must be proven that a crime has occurred before a person can be convicted of committing the crime?
If so, then I feel that the offended party should first have to prove that the words could have offended the god or gods of the offended religion, then prove that those words did actually offend said deity.
And, as a 'religious authority' is not 'the deity', it cannot pretend it is of sufficient affinity with it's 'almighty' as to presume to speak directly for him/her/them, the religious authority's claim of blasphemy must therefore be seen as no more than opinion, for any more than that and the 'Religious Authority' itself becomes Blasphemous by presuming to know the mind of its God.
Without god's direct testimony that he was offended, surely no crime has been proved to have been committed.
Which I feel brings one reasonably to the conclusion - If one is accused of blasphemy, could one make a legitimate defence of Omniscient Corpus Delicti?
Just as you wouldn't lock someone up for suggesting that Snow White's relationship with the dwarves was sexually perverse, how can you convict someone for disrespecting a god which has no more substance than any other fairy tale?
Corpus delicti (Latin: "body of crime")
From Western jurisprudence:
The principle that it must be proven that a crime has occurred before a person can be convicted of committing the crime.

Secondly
If there are blasphemy laws to protect the delicate sensibilities of the, indelicately, non-sensical, then surely it would only be right and fair to have anti-blasphemy laws to protect those conversly afflicted.
An Anti-Blasphemy Law would ensure that no theist would be able to offend a nontheist by holding up a deity as worthy of worship. This would of course require citizens to remove all religio-spiritual bling, so as not to subject themselves to prosecution for AAB - Accidental Anti-Blasphemy.


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National Day of Action Against the BNP

This from the hope not hate blog

D-Day – Tuesday 2 June
Nick Lowles Sunday, 24 May 2009
A Sikh soldier displays a captured Nazi flag


The HOPE not hate campaign is planning a national Day of Action against the BNP on Tuesday 2 June...

...it comes almost 65 years to the day when hundreds of thousands of British, American and Commonwealth troops set sail for France in the final push against Hitler's Nazis. Now it is our turn. They risked their lives to rid the continent of fascism. Today, we just have to get people to vote...

... give one hour to ensure we defeat the BNP in the European elections.

full article at Hope not hate campaign blog


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Is Neuro Linguistic Programming The Real Evil?

On the BBC website, on a page which is no longer there, I followed a link beneath the image of a star. It looked something like this...



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Huge experiment may unlock cosmic secrets


Secrets I thought; sounds intriguing! Cosmic secrets; very mysterious! I'll have to look. The little advert had done its job and I came to...
"Man-made star to unlock cosmic secrets
When the world's most powerful laser facility flicks the switch on its first full-scale experiments later this month, a tiny star will be born on Earth."

Now, I know they tell us that the way to get kids involved in science is to 'sex it up' but Science is only sexy at the cutting edge, and only the most brilliant scientists get to be at the cutting edge - same as every other sphere of human experience.
Everyone knows that not everybody is capable of being an Olympic athlete, most of us have average bodies, same with scientists.

I understand that we have to make science accessible to those few whom will choose it, but I ask you,

How is it helpful to associate science with the paranormal / supernatural.

Huge experiment may unlock cosmic secrets
It sounds like it should be written in some olde worlde magical script or Latin - Such evocative language for an experiment!

Huge - Carries a subtext of at the edge our current level of comprehension

Experiment - Fair enough

May - Okay

Unlock - Carries a subtext of something that has been deliberately hidden. Deliberation is an act of consciousness and in conjunction with the word Huge at the start, the God hint is reinforced.

Cosmic - Carries a flavour of 19th century variety performers, perceived as 'more' than the universe maybe. In the 50's weren't there always stories where 'Cosmic Ray Guns' featured.

Secrets - Carries the subtext of information which has been purposefully concealed from us again - suitably concluding in the readers subconscious the image of a supreme being.

You see what I'm getting at? The words carry extra information over and above the dictionary definition.

I see how it comes about, with time and space constraints, commercial pressures etc. that it's difficult to consider every word of every sentence, for it's possibly adverse 1Neuro Linguistic Programming effects, however I strongly feel when referring to science, extra care should be taken to avoid presenting the information
CLAD IN THE MYTHOLOGY CLOAK
AND REEKING OF THE MYSTERIOUS.


Huge experiment may unlock cosmic secrets
could just have easily been
Bold experiment may fill gaps in our knowledge
Not quite as sexy, but with much less underlying imagery.

Unless all words are monitored and rectified before transmission, a situation I'm sure none of us would want, the only way to combat the mythuse of our language, is to be aware of the subtext of everything one reads. This is difficult to do even for an adult, so perhaps at the very least, special attention should be paid to scouring children's texts for misleading information.
As for us lot?
Be vigilant for the images that the subtext of words and sentences build in your mind. When we are aware of the assumptions we are being fed, accidental, incidental or intentional Neuro Linguistic Programming ceases to confuse the issue.
If you find some text that you consider dodgy, or hear a news report that you think could be misconstrued, complain to the maker, leave a comment on their page, make a noise.
This stuff is dangerous.
Look at the damage done by Neuro Linguistic Programming; All the blood spilled because of the Abrahamic religions, whose respective volumes are I think arguably the finest examples of NLP so far.
Don't you think everyone should be an
NLP VIGILANTE?


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1 Neuro Linguistic Programming - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuro_Linguistic_Programming

Largest DOS attack ever directed at BNP website

From the "Non-Official British National Party Website for News Views & Information" - Sunday, 24 May 2009
BNP Main Website Down.
Suspected Denial of Service Attack. Recent attempts originated from Russia.

Update.
Largest DOS attack ever directed at the BNP site. Yesterday's attack consisted of a concentrated burst of 28 million hits - Today's is exceeding this number, and has resulted in the loss of access to the servers.

Update
Web team working to access the servers to resolve the issue.

(The ‘Denial Of Service’ attacks are acts of Terrorism as defined under Section 1 ( 2 ) ( e ) of the Terrorism Act 2000.)

Update
The attack is so severe that the servers have been shut down. Site will be available at some point tomorrow.


It's Still down!!!
at the time of this posting


Yeehaa.
I think we can ll agree that whenever puerile nonsense pedalled by overgrown juvenile deliguent bigots is removed from the path of children and the dim, it can only be considered a good thing.


You know, I've always liked the Russians, I don't think I've mentioned it before but Yep, they seem to have the same sort intellectual resourcefullness, the 'make something amazing out of scraps and rubbish', as British male's legendary shed.


In case you were wondering, I had nothing whatsoever to do with this DOS attack, and would never condone an act of terrorism. I'm just bathing in someone ele's misery - is that wrong?


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Incensed? Do I want an apology form the Cardinal?

I know it's been covered in a few placs1 since the hazing ceremony but I felt I had to say something.
Archbishop of Westminster attacks atheism but says nothing on child abuse
At the installation of the Most Rev Vincent Nichols at Westminster Cathedral, his predecessor, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, described a lack of faith as "the greatest of evils" and blamed atheism for war and destruction, implying that it was a greater evil even than sin itself. After receiving the crozier marking the office, Archbishop Nichols, glitteringly vested in newly minted gold mitre and chasuble, also defended faith against the secular agenda.
In his homily he said: "Faith in God is not, as some would portray it today, a narrowing of the human mind or spirit. It is precisely the opposite. "Faith in God is the gift that takes us beyond our limited self, with all its incessant demands . . . Some today propose that faith and reason are crudely opposed, with the fervour of faith replacing good reason. This reduction of both faith and reason inhibits not only our search for truth but also the possibility of real dialogue."
What? - At globally televised event, two of the highest ranking 'purveyors of goodness' choose to attack a minority group!
Were Murphy-O’Connor, and to a lesser extent the incoming Archbishop Nichols, as the Times correspondent states in both her article and blog3 guilty of an attack on atheism? Or were Murphy-O'connor's words not addressed specifically to the happy band of nontheists who think their 'own' thoughts, but rather to a generalised lack of piety amongst his particular flock or merely to do with faithlessness in general?
I've watched the hazing on BBC iPlayer4. The section in his speech that we are talking about is about 2 hrs 14 mins into the proceedings (So you don't have to sit through the whole pompous nonsense) but here's a transcript
"...two things I wish to say.
The first is that there are a great many challenges that face the catholic church and indeed our fellow christians as well in our society in England and Wales, I don't need to mention them all.
Battles will be fought, and won and lost, to sustain the Christian presences in the midst of our secular society, but what is most crucial is the prayer that we express everyday in the our father when we pray that we may be delivered from all evil.
The evil we ask to be delivered from, is not essentially the evil of sin, though that is clear, but in the mind of Jesus, it is more importantly the loss of faith.
For Jesus, the inability to believe in God, and to live by faith is the greatest of evils.
You see, the things that result from this are an afront to human dignity, destruction of trust between peoples, the rule of egoism and the loss of peace.
One can never have true Justice, true peace, if god becomes as 'meaningless' to our people.
So the task of the church is essentially to be alive, to nourish Christian communities, men and women filled with the presence of god and in communion with him through faith, through prayer, through the witness of their lives..."
Loss of Peace - Peace meaning 'the opposite of War'?
Blaming us lot for war and destruction? - A little harsh that!
Atheism? - 'The greatest of evils'?
Greater than fascism, murder, rape, pillage, plunder, paedophilia or child abuse?
Worse than waterboarding? - Atheism? More evil than waterboarding?
How very fuckin' dare you!!
To accuse those whom have never been guided by a belief in the supernatural, to go to war or slaughter, of being the worst of humanity, especially given your own priest's current rep!
We the freethinkers, those whom you consider the faithless are collectively offended and want an apology.


(On the waterboarding issue, George W. Bush should be made to have a go - see how long it takes him to say 'Sorry I've been a dickhead.')


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Hope not hate Day - Flint

Wales - Hope Not Hate Day

Searchlight Cymru - Combating Racism and Fascism in Wales

Sunday 17th May 2009

Mrs Crispy Sea (mysteriously absent from all the photos!) and I, attended the Flint Hope not hate event, one of three across Wales to commemorate those in our communities who fell in battle against fascism in the last century.

Kudos to all those who braved the weather, it was mostly torrential with a chill wind, as you can see and hear in the pics and vid. It was good to hear representatives of main parties, unified against the threat posed by the BNP.

The BNP? - Now there's a puzzle!

Their Literature brandishes the slogan 'British jobs for British workers'
Sounds lovely doesn't it - homely like! Kinda like - 'oh that's only fair!'
Yeah! Lovely! Until you really consider it!

We all think of ourselves as British, but we each have a different notion as to which archetypal, or historical, style we feel we belong. Some will wish to be of Viking stock, some Celt and some will feel kinship with Saxon.
On which historical Briton type, would one base one's choice of archetypal Briton? On which genetic base (Welsh, Scots, Irish, or Isle of man Celt, Pict, Viking, Saxon, Norman or Roman) would one make one's assessment of Britishness?
So - British jobs for British workers?
Where would you draw a line of Britishness?
I suggest that defining an architypal Briton could be considered
an impossible dilemma
But where would the BNP draw the purity line?
Because they would have to,
to ensure jobs go only to 'true blood' Britons.


'British National Party' - Dodgy sounding name that, intimidating even, but more than that it's too exclusive or rather, non-inclusive!
Britain is the epitome of a mutinational country, it has always been so. So a 'national' party is already 'thinking too small'! - The current nations of Britain, each have quite distinct traditions, customs and language -of which does the BNP suggest it is the National party?
Can I say - Plaid Cymru, SNP, Sinn Fein - One missing?
It's England that doesn't have it's own Party - Perhaps the BNP Stands not for Britishness but for Englishness?

Their flyer dropped through my letterbox recently.

It would be hard to say I was incensed, it takes a bit more than the offensive usage of a picture of a Spitfire, but I felt it was ironinc that the BNP should be using an image of one of the finest weapons against fascism on there own literature!
Turn it over more irony,
Dunkirk and D-day!! Held up as reasons to vote for a nationalist party - exactly the same sort of party that our most recent ancestors died trying to defeat -
Many of them on those same beaches!!

And 'We've earned the right'!!!
Who is WE anyway?

LEST WE FORGET
Many races
fought together to defeat Fascism.
From all corners of the British Empire, they came to fight and die against a nationalist party that got way out of hand.

So, The BNP, as ludicrous as their literature? Put simply -
You can see their screwed up view of history,
just imagine how they could screw up the present!

On June 4th
be sure to vote
but
DON'T VOTE BNP


Ok so, rant over, here's a few pictures from the Flint Hope not hate event and a video below.
Hope not Hate 001

Hope not Hate 002

Hope not Hate 004

Hope not Hate 005

Hope not Hate 006

The camcorder I was using malfunctioned (old age) and we were way into reading of the list of those who died in the fight against fascism, before I realised that the stills cam I was using also had a vid facility.

Anyway, as a cameraman/director/editor - I am a good writer. Lol.
It's a bit rough but this is what we have -


The event was about Hope for our future,
a future of
Freedom not Fascism.


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information on the BNP

Searchlight Cymru - Combating Racism and Fascism in WalesHOPE not hate: Celebrating modern Britain

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Proof of Evolution - God Bites Ultimate Dust?

Missing link found? Scientists unveil fossil of 47 million-year-old primate, Darwinius masillae

Photograph: Atlantic Productions Ltd

Feast your eyes on what a group of scientists call the Holy Grail of human evolution.
A team of researchers Tuesday unveiled an almost perfectly intact fossil of a 47 million-year-old primate they say represents the long-sought missing link between humans and apes.
Officially known as Darwinius masillae, the fossil of the lemur-like creature dubbed Ida shows it had opposable thumbs like humans and fingernails instead of claws.
Scientists say the cat-sized animal's hind legs offer evidence of evolutionary changes that led to primates standing upright - a breakthrough that could finally confirm Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.

Note to God squad - Might it be time to call it a day now? Come on - it's plain now, to every thinking person, that you are just chasing wishes!

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It's an illusion - 2009 - John Harris

A very enlightening presentation about British law.
According to this, what you think you know, is not how things are.

If the video is not working
(or crashing your browser)
Try using Firefox - http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/


http://bbc5.tv/eyeplayer/video/john-harris-its-illusion


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Expert claims Christianity NOT word of God

Former fundamentalist 'debunks' Bible

Ehrman, a best-selling author and a professor of religious studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is a biblical sleuth whose investigations make some people very angry...

In Ehrman's latest book, "Jesus, Interrupted," he concludes:

Doctrines such as the divinity of Jesus and heaven and hell are not based on anything Jesus or his earlier followers said.

At least 19 of the 27 books in the New Testament are forgeries.

Believing the Bible is infallible is not a condition for being a Christian.
"Christianity has never been about the Bible being the inerrant word of God," Ehrman says. "Christianity is about the belief in Christ."
Some scholarly critics say Ehrman is saying nothing new...
..."He has a gift for clear thinking and an ability to present some complicated things in simple, direct ways," Willimon says.

Some pastors also say that Ehrman forces them to confront tough questions about the Bible in front of their congregations.

CNN.com - http://www.cnn.com/2009/LIVING/05/15/bible.critic/index.html?eref=rss_topstories


"forces them to confront tough questions"
THIS CAN ONLY BE GOOD!

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Why Make Do with Green Energy?

When You Can Have Multi-coloured?

I was recently passed this photo of what I'm told is the newest research project at the Centre for Alternative Technology in Wales.

Taken with a long lense from a location near to their top secret testing facility, sources reveal this as a Rainbow Harvester. With an, incredibly impressive daily carbon footprint of minus half a tonne of CO2, the Harvester apparently extracts energey directly from what I'm reliably informed they are calling the Colour Shaft.

Rainbow Harvester

The immense structure will shrink in size as they perfect the techniques, and there are plans, because of the RUF (Rainbow Unpredictablity Factor) to make a mobile unit, which will be more capable of taking full advantage of this abundant if elusive power source.


Is this the latest and greatest development in Green energy?
Or just a pot of fools Gold?

Early stats look promising - more as I have it.

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Corrupt Politicians? You Couldn't Make It Up!

Just read Libby Purves column Whatever happened to personal honour? at the Times online
"...But parliamentary democracy is in real trouble now. Since some (not all) MPs have played the system, people find it hard to believe that any of them are really there to serve their country. Worse still, the idea of personal honour is tarnished..."
It's a nice piece, well worth a read, but I've quoted this because I think it sums up the current situation for me.

If in one's daily life one chooses to answer cleverly, knowing one has mislead the questioner, by concealing the fulllness of the truth and presenting the facts to show oneself in a better light, then one is being deceiptful.

If one is being deceiptful - one is a deceiver.

Politicos of Britain, in your heart of hearts, was that always what you wanted to be?

Did you always class yourself alongside cads, bounders and skammers, or do Ivanhoe, Robin Hood and King Arthur feature higher in your personal perception of your spirit?


Are Politicians today deceivers?
They present the facts to show themselves or their party were right, or in the right, or at least, not wrong.
It's seen (only by their party) as part of their job to constantly prove that they or their party are perfect.

Is deception pervasive, does it bleed through to other areas? Does 'playing the system' become an inevitable consequence?

Probably, we all know power corrupts!

As a solution to the current, national embarassment, heaped upon us by our servants, I'd go with fomulaic graded pay levels, PM, Top level Cab jobs, Cabinet Jobs, then PPP's etc; linked to X% above average wage or something and I'd cap expenses claims, again graded with MP's parliamentary status.

As to the second home allowance?
The Prime Minister has a state paid apartment but he does not get to choose where it is, why should other (lesser) MP's?

In three years time the 2012 Olympic Village will be the site of new development. (From london2012.com - plans for olympic park)
Plenty of space there for a secure gated community of 650 suitably equipped and maintaned apartments, each sufficient for MP and their immediate family.

Who knows, It might even serve to remind them what excellence is all about!

Although it wouldn't be long before some brilliant young TV producer came up with the idea of streaming 24hr footage from the Big Brother Housing Estate. lol


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Politician Completely Owned by Gerkha Lumley.

This was great, the poor politico home office minister Phil Woolas vs Passionate Nanny McMatron Joanna Lumley

Towering over him, Joanna prompted responses and extracted fresh concessions in an extraordinary live television confrontation

It was like watching a mother, furious at her little boy's embarrassing behaviour and urging apologies for it.

Utterly Brilliant - LMAO.
Go JO!!!

We are all with you and the the Gurkhas in the campaign to force the government to allow all of them to live here.

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The U.S. First Amendment - Contradictory?

Calling Creationism “Superstitious Nonsense” is Violation of 1st Amendment, Judge Ruled.

SANTA ANA, Calif. — A federal judge ruled that a public high school history teacher violated the First Amendment when he called creationism “superstitious nonsense” during a classroom lecture...

...Farnan sued in U.S. District Court in 2007, alleging that Corbett violated the establishment clause of the First Amendment by making repeated comments in class that were hostile to Christian beliefs...

...The establishment clause of the First Amendment prohibits the government from making any law establishing religion. The clause has been interpreted by U.S. courts to also prohibit government employees from displaying religious hostility.


Amendment 1 - Freedom of Religion, Press, Expression

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.




In the Farnan/Corbett case, the question should not have been did the teacher have the right to call creationism "superstitious nonsense" but rather, the onis should have been on Farnan to prove Corbett's statement untrue, prove that creationism is not religious nonsense.

Does this ruling constitutionally enshrines religious nonsense, making religious nonsense unassailable in the U.S?

Religion is against the concept of free speech becuase, as I've blogged before (here), free speech is based on free thought - a condition which religion stifles with rules, regulations and laws of it's own.

Those held captive within the confines of their family's religious doctrine do not have true freedom of speech.

Is the conscription of an innocent into the family's traditional dogma, an attack on the child's rights under the U.S. first amendment?

Is therefore, baptism, christening, hazing or whatever label the religious have for the ceremony, in which an innocent's freedom of thought is removed, unconstitutional?

This is one of the Too many questions

I'm British, if I have misconstrued the Amendment's meaning, please let me know.


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Against Racism and Fascism in Wales

Wales
Hope Not Hate Day

Searchlight Cymru - Combating Racism and Fascism in Wales

Sunday 17th May 2009


Searchlight Cymru has been working hard to create a co-ordinated ‘Hope not Hate' day that is supported by all political parties, trade unions, civil society and friends in Wales.

On the morning of Sunday 17th May 2009, we will be holding at least three simultaneous events across Wales to commemorate those in our communities who fell in battle against fascism in the last century. That we will never forget the dead, but we will continue to fight for those living under the continuing threat of fascism in Wales in 2009.

This threat, although commonly perceived as being just against black and minority ethnic people, is actually against us all. Mainstream political parties, trade union members and their representatives, journalists and mainstream religions including the church.

Everyone is threatened by the British National Party and everyone can work together to remove that threat. That is where Searchlight Cymru comes in.

We have been able to gather together thousands of people across Wales who may have nothing in common other than to see the end of the BNP as a racist and fascist threat to Wales. Our supporters, just like you, don't want to be lectured to on how to vote, they just want to pass on the truth about the BNP and let people make their own minds up. information on the BNP

And 17th May 2009 will be when they join together as one in Cardiff, Swansea and Flint.
This special day will give supporters as well as Euro election campaigner's space to come together and outline to the people of Wales just why the BNP and what it stands for is a threat to people like me and you.
by: Darron Dupre Tuesday, 28 April 2009
...full article and Events Schedule Here

Searchlight Cymru - Combating Racism and Fascism in WalesHOPE not hate: Celebrating modern Britain

I'm going to try to be at the Flint meet

Thanks to Eddie Izzard for bringing this to my attention.

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The Pope Regrets! Big Deal!

Pope regrets clergy sex abuse of children in Canada


Pope expresses sorrow at sexual abuse inflicted on Native American children in Roman Catholic schools

Pope Benedict XVI today (Wednesday) said he regretted sexual abuse inflicted on Native American children by clergy for decades in Roman Catholic schools in Canada.

Meeting representatives of the victims in the Vatican, the Pope expressed his "sorrow at the anguish caused by the deplorable conduct of some members of the Church and offered his sympathy and prayerful solidarity," according to a Vatican statement.

It said: "His Holiness emphasised that acts of abuse cannot be tolerated in society. He prayed that all those affected would experience healing, and he encouraged First Nations peoples to continue to move forward with renewed hope".

Phil Fontaine, grand chief of the Assembly of First Nations of Canada, said the Pope had "very clearly" shown that "he is sorry and feels our suffering". The former pupils were accompanied by Archbishop V. James Weisgerber of Winnipeg, President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.

He said the pontiff had expressed "his regret, his sorrow and his pain at what happened to the aboriginal people" in some of the residential schools, which were abolished in the 1990s. Three quarters were run by the Catholic Church.

Hold on a minute your Pontification,

These guys, YOUR priests, YOUR ordained purveyors of YOUR religions scripture are the Catholic church's shameful responsibility.
You should not be merely making low key apologies, surely you should be making a worldwide address, announcing YOUR church's acceptance of its responsibility.

Have no doubt, these religious men, YOUR charges, have supremely screwed up the lives of many, some may even have committed suicide because of the atrocities YOUR religion's staff carried out.
(It's a separate issue but would that have cost the victime their eternity?)

You were at the least lax in your control of these young men, and at worst could by some be considered culpable by inaction.

As a man hailed by many as the earthly representative of God, reputedly a being of ultimate compassion, do you really think sorry is sufficient response to the for decades of damage caused by your reps?

The Catholic Church should surely be providing all the victims of its minions, however much psychological counselling they need.
Wouldn't that be a more appropriate response than making them fight through the courts for a few quid's compensation?

I can see that thousands of people receiving psychological help, for perhaps half a century, to get over what YOUR Priests did to them, might be less easily swept under the historical carpet than a sorrowful wave and a smile, but as one who is supposedly the holiest and most compassionanate man on the planet, shouldn't doing the right thing be relatively high on your agenda?


This is one of the Too many questions

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