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Isn’t it nice of Argentina to be so sweet about our welfare:

Daniel Filmus, Argentina’s special secretary for the Falklands, said Britain should withdraw troops from the South Atlantic territory, as it has done in Afghanistan.

“There is absolutely no chance of another invasion from the mainland,” he said. “We as a nation – the government, the senate, the house of representatives – have repeatedly stated that we do not seek a military solution; all we want is a dialogue to resolve our differences.”

Filmus, a close friend of President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, said it was “extraordinary” that with so many conflicts going on around the world, the British government does not want to hold talks.

The masters of discrimination strike again

Yesterday there was the Private Eye cover which made no bones about its bias against one particular party.

Wiggia points out:

The front page was not the worst go at UKIP in that issue.  All political parties are fair game but PE seems to be setting a new low standard where UKIP are concerned.  In the same issue, despite a letter criticizing a previous anti UKIP cartoon as being base, this issue has one all about turds, referring to UKIP.

This has caused comment elsewhere already, nothing to do with “can’t UKIP take it” as some have implied but an unwarranted approach that says much about how politics is viewed from within the bubble.

Cartoons were extremely nasty in the 19th century, but always with a factual basis, this one isn’t and it is not even funny.

Even so, as one commenter yesterday explained to readers, Private Eye is a private rag and that’s fair enough.…

The immigrant problem


Everyone wants to know what the reality is but there are too many interested parties and outlets dedicated to ensuring you get a skewed picture and this is especially the case with Islam in the western nation.

The speech given by Geert Wilders [reproduced via Jerry Pournelle below] is certainly far right but I need to define far right before we go on.…

Sorry, feminists, we’ve been neglecting you of late …

You know, fair’s fair and credit where it’s due.  This is awfully decent of the feminists, wishing to take paycuts in support of the men – thanks, ladies for demonstrating for a return to equal pay:

equal pay

Was going to do something on Carol Mills but Guido did it first.

Regulars here may or may not have noticed that there has been little on parachutees of late and that’s not because they no longer abound. They are there all right but it’s just distasteful disfiguring these blog pages with them. I mean, it involves research time, time I could be using breathing and working.

Just why anyone in his or her right mind would employ such a person is beyond me. It’s been tried how many times now, for quota reasons and is there even once it has worked out for the good? It’s bad enough with the usual pollies [male] with their incompetence but why would you also wish to add to that incompetence the worst of female foibles to boot?…

What floats our boats

Before consigning this to the PC dustbin, I think I was once in a position to judge.

Yes! Oui! Si! Learning a new language activates the same part of the brain as SEX

  • People who learn new words trigger the brain’s ventral striatum

  • Region also lights up during sex, gambling or eating chocolate

  • There may be an emotional connection in learning new words

  • Results could be used to help treat people with learning difficulties

Reason I think there might be something to it first requires the removal of ego from the equation and the way males always try to make out they’re studs.

I’m not, I’ve never been and so the pickings have been lean, though there’ve been a few over the years, like most men.  So I’ve no illusions about how attractive a middle-aged man is to a young lady.  Not.

Now the young ladies.  Those in Russia are much freer from the feminist constipation and whiny-moaniness, they’re much freer spirits and emote more freely.…


How did they even get to Calais?

It took Eritrean migrant Adhanom Ghabrai two years and several brushes with death to reach northern France from his east African home. Now 35 km from his destination, he says no border controls can stop him from reaching Britain.

“England is my goal,” Ghabrai, 28, said outside his makeshift tent near the French port city of Calais. “The question is not ‘if’ I succeed but ‘when’,” he said in English, adding he had tried “at least 40 times” since May.

Aid workers say new migrants, who travelled from southern Europe through the free-travel zone, are east Africans who are poorer and less well-connected than earlier waves of migrants from Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Free-travel zone, eh?  For illegals.  Uh-huh.  What exactly is this free travel zone?  Roma, yes.  Understood.  But Africans?

This is who needs visas to enter the Schengen zone.  Now that includes Eritrea, whemce this man Ghabrai comes.…

The objectification of Her Royal Hotness

There was just the slightest of references at the Wail and that’s enough pretext for this blog:




pippa middletond



Yes, agreed. I for one refuse to objectify her. Let’s look at her book instead, coming up to Hallowe’en: ‘We feasted on creepy edible morsels, Hallowe’en-themed chocolates and spookily named concoctions, which often looked better than they tasted.’

pippa's book

Pippa, Pippa, light of my life, fire of my loins ……

Rose Cheramie

melba-marcades-about-1957There’s a level, in the course of an investigation, which you might call the judicial or ‘playing the judge’. Interesting how most people immediately adopt that role on any new issue.

That is, they both adopt the stance ‘present to me the facts, lay them at my feet’, rather than going out to find them themselves and then adopt the judicial role of deciding yea or nay.

It’s a passive role and a lazy one.

Better than that is the person who still doesn’t go [or perhaps simply hasn't the time to go] and find out but rather visits someone he or she regards as an authority.

We do it all the time. With electrical circuits, I know very little and don’t have a natural ‘feel’ for what does and doesn’t work, beyond simple notions of current travelling in a circuit. So I’d prefer to defer to an expert on this.…

Effective action required, with immediate effect, on Muslim radicals

Mark Steyn in Canada is international in the way Andrew Bolt is in Australia – the things they say have relevance globally. Sure they’re alpha males and even in this interview, the interviewer is disagreed with in a couple of places.

Leaving all those negatives aside, the point is that much of what is going on is now global – so Australian and American kids will join ISIS, plus some from Sweden. The world culture now has the world so much in its grip that the whole global theatre comes out with a faux reality and the mindless and feckless lap it up.

I don’t mean mindless in a derogatory way here, more in a ‘victim’ way – made mindless or else just children who can’t be responsible for whom they are.

[H/T Wiggia] Insanity rules:

There is a very powerful theme running through world culture and that is that any common sense must be labelled with an -ism.…

Climactic cataclysm? Other things too …

This type of thing via haiku is always interesting to contemplate – perhaps AKH might be interested:

There was a sign from the sun, the like of which had never been seen and reported before. The sun became dark and its darkness lasted for 18 months.  Each day, it shone for about four hours, and still this light was only a feeble shadow.  Everyone declared that the sun would never recover its full light again.
Historiae Ecclesiasticae

Between the years 535 and 536, a series of major global climatic events that took place that could easily be described as a global cataclysm with catastrophic consequences. The above abstract is from the sixth century historian and church leader, John of Ephesus, in his historical work, Church Histories (‘Historiae Ecclesiasticae’).

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And methinks he makes a good point:

One thing that is quite peculiar about this global cataclysm is that it is a very little known event.

Autumn’s in the air

Busily writing here and see we’re already up to our next post “slot” for the day. Was going to run these later in the day but let’s do it now. The Atlantic is photographically waxing all lyrical again. Via haiku:


Aspen trees on FSR 612 at North Kaibab Ranger District, near the Grand Canyon in north-central Arizona, on September 21, 2014. (David Hercher/U.S. Forest Service, Kaibab National Forest)


Bavarian farmers escort their herd during the traditional “Almabtrieb” in Bad Hindelang, about 180km (110 miles) south of Munich, on September 11, 2014. (Reuters/Michael Dalder)

A few I gathered:

Have you heard this new number I wrote?


The world turns:



rocky mountains


science teachers

Can’t think of a title

This one has to be attributed to  and it does seem a bit bizarre.

The European Commission has suggested that a European company buy Russian gas and then re-sell it to Ukraine, EU Energy Commissioner Gunther Oettinger said Tuesday following trilateral gas talks between Russia, Ukraine and the European Union.

“We suggested the following thing: if Naftogaz is not able to pay, a European company may pay for this gas instead and then re-sell it to Naftogaz,” Oettinger said at a press conference.

Meanwhile, this one is a poll of Sun readers:


Make of that what you will.  And this one below is just a reminder that it might not be important to us but …


And as if we needed a reminder:

euro and spain

Get a room and other stories


Star footballer caught in sex romp in Paris

Footballers have been known to do some pretty outrageous things but this one takes the biscuit and I’m sorry to say it’s one of our star players. I liked Jimmy Bartel, I really did but this is just one step too far, this is beyond the pale, if you catch my drift.


He was caught canoodling with the young lady and seems the two couldn’t keep their hands off each other.

What’s wrong with that, you might ask? Well for goodness sake – she’s his wife! A man has the hots for his own wife? What’s the world coming to?

I mean, what got into him – he goes gallivanting off to Paris with her when he could have been getting sloshed with the lads in Bali:


Caption time

Supply his name, her name and what he’s saying to her:


The geek

From Chuckles:



When I lived in England, I told the girl I was dating (who’s still one of my best friends in the world) that I could do a KILLER Irish accent.

The adventures of Edward Gough Whitlam

There’s a line in this song which sums up Australians: ‘From the land that thinks the whole world’s out to get them.’ LOL.

He died today, the briefly seen colossus who bestrode Australia – beauty, bonza cobber – and those were the days I was down there, in the middle of it. Politically exciting if you were a young chap with a Labour inclination, which I was at the time.

If you want the actual bio, The Age will do for starters. The lengthier version, for students of political history and the history of nations, is in the five vids below – worth a look. I’ll summarize below that:

These were heady times – we went to all the demonstrations in Melbourne, including the restaurant Kerr attended by the Yarra River. The whole nation was up in arms and the mood was ugly. I think the reason I was pushed towards Labour was having had socialist teachers – how on earth do those people get their sincecures?…