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# Wiggia notes:

http://www.auschwitz.dk/sendler.htm

Funny old world … In 2007 Irena was up for the Nobel Peace Prize. She was not selected. Al Gore won, for a slide show on Global Warming.

# Chuckles on the Islamic error:

http://victorhanson.com/wordpress/?p=8514

Kelly traces one cause of this chronic misunderstanding of the Islamic Middle East to the British, whose long involvement in the region fostered “a school-girlish romanticism about the Arabs” that too often led to “mendacity.” T.E. Lawrence, of course, is the most famous example of this dangerous delusion, for his championing of the pretensions and ambitions of the Hashemite clan affected in malign ways the shaping of the region after World War I.

These days it’s not just the British whose judgment is clouded by such idealizations. One hears its accents in the famous speech Barack Obama delivered in Cairo in 2009.

And in everything else they do.

# Three more quick ones from Chuckles, under the headings: “Send us money, projection, and delusional ravings about 1st world obsession”:

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/jul/05/british-library-digitising-newspapers-boston-spa

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/05/opinion/sunday/billionaires-to-the-barricades.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share&_r=1

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/04/opinion/thoreau-the-first-declutterer.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur&_r=0

#  Lord T steps in with:

http://online.diycreative.us/video-11-year-old-held-a-flag-and-salute-for-90-minutes-but-who-joins-at-502-im-in-tears/

http://voxday.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/bail-ins-are-partial-bank-defaults.html

#  Chuckles again on the gays and Christian thingy:

http://www.rottenchestnuts.

The new radicals

To slightly misquote the letter of Tom Paine‘s comment but to capture its essence, he once said that blogposts about blogging are among his least favourite and I’d agree … until a blogger comes along who is worth speaking of.

Most posts are about events, ideas and behaviours but few go into the person disseminating them, unless that person is in the public sphere.  Worse is a blogger who puts a post on two separate blogs at the same time, as this one is.

Political bloggers seem to fall into two categories – those adopting the UN globalist attempt to redefine reality by means of subterfuge, bully boy tactics, changing the lexicon and history books and hardselling the package to the plebs … the Newspeak trolls in other words, usually statist.

And then possibly the majority – the little blogs out there which try to cut through the BS and get straight to the essence.…

The radium girls

Studies in inhumanity:

The Radium Girls were so contaminated that if you stood over their graves today with a Geiger counter, the radiation levels would still cause the needles to jump more than 80 years later.

They were small-town girls from New Jersey who had been hired by a local factory to paint the clock faces of luminous watches, the latest new army gadget used by American soldiers.

The women were told that the glow-in-the-dark radioactive paint was harmless, and so they painted 250 dials a day, licking their brushes every few strokes with their lips and tongue to give them a fine point.

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gracefryer

What will set off the fightback?

There has to be a start to the fightback somewhere, from someone.  The action need not be violent, though it often has been.  This is one of the more civilized ways:

Sick of sex and violence on stage? Fight back by booing: After that Opera House rape scene, QUENTIN LETTS calls for a public revolt 

Absolutely.  There is, frankly, a natural order in life, the universe and everything and our society, both deliberately and through stupidity, has been to have people in the wrong positions, doing the wrong things, pretending it’s all OK.

Here’s another one:

ersatz norton

You don’t see it, Mr. Lynam – she actually wants to be Norton, to be loved and admired for her wit. She’s envious. And she hasn’t a clue – she has no talent and she’s the wrong sex for what she wants to do. On the other hand, if she stuck to her strengths – there must be some somewhere – she might be bearable.…

Horror for the world – Fiorina versus Clinton for Prez

fiorina goddess

The non-verbal language says it all. At the high podium, explaining to others, open gesture, plebs and cameras down below, before her.

Her whole working life she’s done what some pundits impolitely call f***ed up.  She did it before HR, she did it after unceremoniously being given the boot after it was clear she could talk the talk but couldn’t actually do the job.

How many more of the type would you like named?  Our Rebekah?  Our Ms Flint?  Ms Dunn?  Ms Farhat? Ms Napolitano?

fiorina prez

After her dumping at HP:

Assessments of Fiorina’s business career have varied. During her time at Lucent and Hewlett-Packard, she was named by Fortune Magazine the most powerful woman in business.[14][15] Later, the February 7, 2005 issue of Fortune described her merger plan as “failing” and the prognosis as “doubtful”.[16]

She has been described as one of the worst tech CEOs of all time,[17][18][19] though others have defended her business leadership decisions and viewed the Compaq merger as successful over the long term.

More hypocrisy and lack of any concern for the victims

Wiggia says Breitbart did this too through Delingpole but this is the Chelmsford version and comments don’t mince words.

Post:

The English Defence League staged a protest outside of Chelmsford Crown Court.

The far-right group were waved banners and flags in protest against “grooming gangs”.

The protest came as three men were due to appear in court on child sexual exploitation charges.

Comments:

#  Soooooo you allow a neo-communist campaigner almost half a page to slander the EDL and talk about irrelevant nonsense but you don’t use even one sentence from the EDL press release or contact them for a comment. Hmmmm Biased much?

#  ECHR: Noting that the Welfare Party had pledged to set up a regime based on sharia law, the Court found that sharia was incompatible with the fundamental principles of democracy as set forth in the Convention. It considered that “sharia, which faithfully reflects the dogmas and divine rules laid down by religion, is stable and invariable.

Exceedingly p***ed off

asda chicken lady

Exceedingly p***ed off on this sunny day.

1.  No, it wasn’t going downstairs this morning to find they’d changed the lock we’ve been on about for half a year, only to then find there was no fob or key given us to get back in, not in the letterbox, not under the door and the landlord’s phone is on answer.

Between you and me, I can use the roundabout route which involves another three flights of stairs – great with four bags of weekly shopping.  Plus, at a pinch, there is a sneaky way through the yard and down some rabbit holes but that’s a bit messy.

No, it’s not that.

2.  Nor was it the obese er fat er well-padded woman telling off her sprog: “Ge heer, or I’ll slap yer,” just as she jammed my trolley in and squashed the ASDA lady doing the shelf, not a word of apology – I had to exert maximum self-control not to say some choice things and end up in chokey.…

Blue moon tonight

Have you seen it yet?

The month of July 2015 will be blessed by two moons, the second one being known as the blue moon. The first one will be seen on July 2nd and the second will appear on the last day of this month. The previous blue moon appeared three years ago, when both September and August revealed two full moons in particular time zones. The following blue moon will only appear in January 2018.

Charlotte’s graffiti battle

young potty mouth

Young potty mouth herself with that “I’m really mad now”pose.

Why can the left never find anyone of quality to put their case? Charlotte Church on her upcoming meeting with David Cameron at the Pink Tory Conference:

Although the meeting appeared to be civil at the time, the classical singer turned anti-austerity activist later said he came across as ‘gross and really misogynistic’:

‘He was so dismissive to what I had to say. It just really irked me that whole situation.’

Gross and misogynistic, in her book, meaning “doesn’t listen to her twaddle”.  Here is the level of her thinking:

‘We’re going to have a sit in for three days. So rather than it just be making a nuisance of oursleves, we’re going to hopefully have a graffitti battle and an open mic.’

Graffiti battle eh?  Cutting edge.  One commenter was less than complimentary:

ManOfKent

Oh dear someone do put her back in her playpen before she does herself a mischief.

The elephant in the room

Here they are discussing all white gear and that is so – their gaff, they make the rules – but of course it ignores the real elephant in the room – tatts on women.

tattooed elephant

Has there ever been anything more vile on a woman?  Far worse than nose bones and other things sticking through and out of the skin, as at least they can be removed.

Just why a woman wants to mutilate herself in such an ugly way is a mystery. And no, it’s not beautiful in the least, not artistic – it’s gross.

Just why are women trying to be men?  Tatts are a man’s thing, for dockers and wharfies. Even Sean kept his carefully hidden in the movies.…

Poor Sir Tim

More of the same old, same old – same type of young female pushed upwards, same Narrative, same dog’s act by her, same dishonesty, desperately claiming to be what she’s not, zero grace:

Connie St Louis . . . is an award-winning freelance broadcaster, journalist, writer and scientist.

‘She presents and produces a range of programmes for BBC Radio 4 and BBC World Service . . . She writes for numerous outlets, including The Independent, Daily Mail, The Guardian, The Sunday Times, BBC On Air magazine and BBC Online.’

All very prestigious. Comforting, no doubt, for potential students considering whether to devote a year of their lives (and money) to completing an MA course under her stewardship. Except, that is for one small detail: almost all of these supposed ‘facts’ appear to be untrue.

For one thing, Connie St Louis does not ‘present and produce’ a range of programmes for Radio 4.

Scientific fraud? Who’dathunkit?

Fraud in the scientific community?  Who’s surprised?

You could be forgiven for thinking there’s a bit of a crisis going on in biomedical science these days. Tenured academic positions are few and far between—and are often dependent upon the researcher’s success in obtaining scarce funding.

The pressure to succeed, measured by publications, is sometimes blamed for leading less-scrupulous scientists to break the rules.

A new paper by Morton Oskvold, a Norwegian scientist, will fan those flames, as it makes the bold claim that 25 percent of cancer biology papers contain duplicated data. Is something rotten in our research labs?

There has been a real uptick in scientific misconduct in recent years, but it’s not going unchallenged. Post-publication peer review, where papers are critiqued publicly on the Internet by other scientists, is putting the literature to the test. And journals are taking a tougher line with authors to ensure that they include all the relevant details, not just the ones that make them look good.