Saturday, 27 February 2010

Dreaming of small towns and summer days...

on a rainy winter afternoon in the big city.

WSJ: Polls show many people want to see fewer immigrants

No kidding.

A little ironic that I am spotlighting this since I am currently an immigrant in a foreign country.

I always thought she was kind of a cool old lady...

Why is Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion claiming she has intimate ties to Palestine House?

And why is she making these claims to people organizing a protest outside Palestine House, during late night phone calls from her private residence???

Friday, 26 February 2010

17 Years Ago Today the World Trade Center was Bombed

Keep America Safe via Jawa Report:

“On this day, 17 years ago, the World Trade Center was attacked when an Islamist cell ignited a 1,500 pound car bomb in the underground garage of the north tower. Six people and a seven- month-old unborn baby boy were killed and thousands were injured. The perpetrators were Ramzi Yousef and a handful of others, including Yousef’s uncle, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who allegedly provided financing for the plot. Read more....

Times Headline: 'Home-schooled children 'at doubled risk of abuse'

What the heck???

The comments came from Graham Badman, the former director of children’s services in Kent who carried out a review of the liberal regime around home education in Britain and recommended it be toughened up.

And kids in state schools are doing sooooo well.


Update: Gerald Warner has an excellent response over at The Telegraph:
Any child eluding state control and the brainwashing into politically correct attitudes that is endemic in schools is intolerable to “progressives”. They cannot realistically abolish the independent schools so, for the moment, they are content to undermine their ethos with PC impositions. That leaves between 20,000 and 50,000 children in Britain being educated at home, in the bosom of their – ugh! – family, the competitor entity the state desperately wants to eliminate.

Hamas Flourishes in London

This is a must read report published by the Intelligence and Terror Information Center outlining the growing influence of Hamas in London - including a publication aimed at children.

For more than a decade, Britain (especially London) has been a focus for Hamas’ political, propaganda and even legal activities in Europe. As far as Hamas is concerned, such activities have been successful and produced results. In fact, in recent years, Hamas, with Muslim Brotherhood support, has managed to take over a considerable portion of the Palestinian discourse in Britain,

H/T - The talented and lovely Melanie Phillips.

Gaddafi Still Crazy, calls for Jihad against Swiss

Any Muslim in any part of the world who works with Switzerland is an apostate, is against (the Prophet) Mohammad, and God and the Koran," he told a meeting in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi.
In his rambling address he added: "The masses of Muslims must go to all airports in the Islamic world and prevent any Swiss plane landing, to all harbours and prevent any Swiss ships docking, inspect all shops and markets to stop any Swiss goods being sold."

In case anyone has forgotten the Lockerbie bomber is still alive and living it up in Libya and Beyoncé took big money to perform a private concert for Gaddafi's son, Hannibal just a few months ago; a concert which was attended by JayZ and other celebs.

Thursday, 25 February 2010

Charity Commission investigating Bullying charity at centre of Downing St. Scandal

Heh.

The National Bullying Helpline was temporarily suspended on Wednesday, saying it was considering its future and Mrs Pratt was "prepared to resign if necessary". Italic

Why Canadians try to pay their mortgage...

and why Canadian banks did not suffer the same fate as their American counterparts.

Ok it is 3 pages long, but it is absolutely worth reading this excellent synopsis written in laymen's terms. Do it!

Muslim Women Only Swimming Sessions

Get out your halal water wings!

So I don't really care if they have women only sessions, but unless this pool is in a mosque (which it isn't) it should not be Muslim women only.

SMW wants to know if this would be acceptable swimwear:

Oops: NHS incompetence ends in amputation

Maybe I should change the title; NHS incompetence never ends.

Girl loses leg after multiple trips to doctor fail to result in cancer diagnosis.

Kill Whitey!

We have an agent reporting a hate crime at the corner of Moonbat and Mania....

Week 1 - March 8 - Starting to explore the foundations of whiteness and white domination
Week 2 - March 15 - Thoughts on whiteness, racism, sexism & class in our history and our present
Week 3 - March 22 - Whiteness, racism and homophobia
Week 4 - March 29 - Settlers, migrants and Indigenous People

Brought to you by an Equity Officer at CUPE local 3903 who is also a doctoral candidate at OISE/University of Toronto.

Hmmmm 15spots x$52 / 10 hours = $78/hour. Geez maybe I should get into this business.

Exit question: Will there be a special talk about the Joooos or is that topic reserved exclusively for special CUPE sponsored events?

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Strange Media Silence over Abou-Elmaati's Family Tree

BCF climbs up the missing branch.

He has a brother who happened to fight in a certain place with the relative of another unmentionable Canadian media darling.

Shhhhhhh.

Washington Police Enforcing Shariah

Unreal.

Scumbags does not begin to describe it

Several months ago the papers were filled with stories about Fiona Pilkington, a women who took her own life and the life of her disabled daughter after being relentlessly attacked by neighbourhood dirtbags. A British judge has now agree that these b*stards deserve to be identified in the public eye so click here to learn their names and make sure you never let them near your own children.

There are many disturbing details in the article which is a perfect reflection of Broken Britain, but one detail (which has little to do with case) jumped out at me:
The teenager is now one of 7,260 people aged 18 to 24 in Leicestershire who are on benefits.

What a pathetic nanny state this once great nation has become.

UK trio 'Blackburn Resistance' wanted to create terror abroad

Part of the trend...
At first sight it might look like 'a group of young men larking around in a park in Blackburn', he added. But, he claimed, the men were in the process of educating themselves about guerilla warfare with the intention of engaging in terrorist activity.
The images were found on a mobile phone memory card hidden in 24-year-old Abbas Iqbal's suitcase when he was arrested at Manchester Airport in August 2008, the court has heard.


Be sure to click on the link to check out the photos and video.

'The prosecution say that as the Blackburn Resistance, the three defendants were acting together with their armoury or training equipment and with the information they had gathered, readying themselves for active preparation in the jihad, probably abroad.'

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Off today....

Working on supersekrit projects. Back tomorrow. Have a good one!

-SMW

Monday, 22 February 2010

Canadian Conservatives Inciting Anti-Semitism...

By supporting Israel. So says Canada's Liberal politicians. Well maybe I should be surprised, but this logic is coming from the same bunch that thinks fighting terrorism is the cause of terrorism.

Anjem Choudary on Iran's Press TV

Check out Chowderboy over at Closet Conservative.

We are so screwed.

Team Canada Wins...for real...

Thousands of miles away from an arena in Vancouver where Team Canada got trounced by their American counterparts another Team Canada was making SMW proud. In fact, this team Canada should be getting the fanfare instead of a group of twenty and thirty something overpaid athletes with personal trainers, coaches, managers and agents to cater to their every whim - not to mention the hordes of puck bunnies currently infesting the Vancouver area. Don't get me wrong - I love hockey and am cheering on Canada's team but hockey players are not heroes, they are athletes. Team Canada's roster is filled with men who can be admired for their discipline, athleticism, determination, focus, and drive; there is nothing wrong with people looking up to them.

In the Kandahar Airfield there is another Team Canada - a group of main who are underpaid, with no personal trainers, no agents. Their wives, girlfirends and parents cannot be flown in for front row tickets and then dinner after the big game. These men do not have an All Star dressing room with deluxe showers, they do not have corporate sponsorships, they are not surrounded by an adoring press corps after a job well done, they do not fly first class or in private jets, their lodging is not a five star hotel, and when they 'lace up' for work every day they are putting their life on the line. The men and women of the Canadian Forces put their best forward every day, working under conditions most of us could not imagine, and they do it with a strength and dignity that should make us all proud.
The Canadian Forces are Canada's true team of heroes. Go Team Canada!!!

Good news on Monday morning: Hurt Locker smokes Avatar at BAFTAs

Iraq war drama "The Hurt Locker" swept 3-D blockbuster "Avatar" aside at the BAFTA British film awards on Sunday, picking up best film and best director among its six prizes and laying down a marker for the Oscars.

Calling the Swiss: Giant mosque with 2x100 foot minarets plans to build next to Sandhurst

What could go wrong??

Local MEP Nigel Farage of UKIP, who is battling the plans, said: 'I am appalled that a local council can totally ignore the wishes of the overwhelming majority of the electorate of Camberley and overturn the recommendations of planning officers.
'This building is quite simply inappropriate and gives rise to genuine security concerns.
'I know that senior military officers are extremely concerned about this. It simply cannot be allowed to go ahead.'

Saturday, 20 February 2010

I got 99 problems....

but the white folk ain't one. Cuz he wasn't allowed in.

Hit me.

Blazing Cat Fur: Jennifer Lynch hides behind ruse of "Solicitor Client Privilege" to cover up effort to keep CHRC staff from reading Blazingcatfur!

Blazing Cat Fur: Jennifer Lynch hides behind ruse of "Solicitor Client Privilege" to cover up effort to keep CHRC staff from reading Blazingcatfur!

This assumes my inference of Jennifer's effort to keep her staff from seeking The Truth The Light and The Way of Catfur is correct.

Meeeeeeeeeeeeow!

Hillel Neuer Destroys UN *Sticky, scroll down for updates*

First, a huge thank you to Blazing Cat Fur for bringing this to my attention.

Hillel Neuer works for UN Watch, an incredible organization that monitors the performance (or underperformance) of the United Nations. Mr. Neuer took the UN to task for their coddling of terrorists and demonization of Israel and this is the response he got:

"I will not tolerate any similar statements....any similar statements will be taken out of the records."

WATCH THIS VIDEO. It's a classic.

Friday, 19 February 2010

Friday Night

It's Friday night (on my side of the ocean), and SMW is getting ready for some relaxation. Please enjoy the classic video above - make popcorn and watch it again and again. Sometimes you just need a little morale booster and if this doesn't do it for you then I don't know what will.

Enjoy your Friday evening....see you tomorrow.

Canada says no way to Global Bank Tax

There are some days when you really love your country!

Wall Street Journal:
The anti-global tax stance of the Canadian government would carry significant weight, as Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper will co-chair of the G-20 summit in June. Even champions of a bank tax agree that the tax would need to be applied globally if they aren't to hobble their own banks with a competitive disadvantage. They also acknowledge the challenge of charging a levy that isn't victim to widespread avoidance and doesn't distort capital and credit flows is a big one.

Fellow Canadians: Please write your MP, or Minister of Finance Jim Flaherty (flaherty.j@parl.gc.ca) and express your support.

Another British mother who refuses to bow for the Nanny State

"It's a horrid nanny-state scare tactic, just because she doesn't conform to their charts."

Way to go NHS.
Just another reason I will never have kids in this country.

The Brits and Mossad....*UPDATED - again*

*Updated - see below*

This is just a quick little post where SMW says she is sick and tired of the British media and everyone's 'outrage' over the alleged use of British passports by Mossad. Yeah, it's concerning if you are a private citizen and your identity is used in a hit, but the outrage going around here is ridiculous. This has been and is the top news story in Britian since news broke that British passports were used. I'm talking front page, almost all newspapers and online. The true colours of politicians and the Foreign Office here are seeping out through this - as one Foreign Office source complained to The Telegraph that 'Israel has a history of making trouble for its friends.'

Amidst all this 'outrage' over the use of fake British passports in the assassination of a TERRORIST who killed and kidnapped IDF soldiers, who was in Dubai allegedly to purchase illegal arms and who was a top Hamas official (Hamas is an Iranian proxy - connect the dots you idiots, but I guess the problem is there are so many Hamas apologists in Britian) the story of a Saudi Prince being charged with the brutal murder of his servant in a London hotel seems to have faded into oblivion. Too bad, so sad but the Prince wasn't using a fake passport and he only killed his servant.

Putting the focus in Israel and Mossad's alleged involvement in the assassination in Dubai is a great way for the government to deflect attention from Britain's mounting problems - including today's news that Britain's debt may surpass that of Greece and that Labour is rethinking calling elections in the spring.

What SMW finds most amusing about this entire affair is the British government's claims that the British passport is some kind of sacred document that should be safeguarded. Perhaps the government should have considered this prior to giving residency, citizenship and British passports to a number of real terrorists who live in the UK on the taxpayers dime.

UPDATE: Melanie Phillips has some great commentary on this situation over at her blog.
Update numéro 2: Sultan Knish has an excellent commentary on this. Go read it!

Thursday, 18 February 2010

A mother who refused to give up

Doctors warned Elisabeth the chances of her son ever regaining enough consciousness to recognise her were virtually zero. 'They kept trying to tell me how severely handicapped he was. They told me he would never speak again.
'They advised me to put him into ward care where they thought he would last about a year. All I knew was, all of a sudden, I had really become a mother. I was a bit like a lioness. I couldn't leave my young. He was warm and pink and I could touch him. He still felt like my child.' Read more:

Why I can't wait for the 2012 Olympics...

Perhaps they're dreadfully bored. After all, the BBC alone has more personnel at the Games than the kingdom's entire 52-member sports team.

The British Press can complain all it wants about Vancouver. SMW cannot wait for 2012 when she can sit back and watch as thousands of tourists realize what many expats who live in London already know; how....er.....'great' London is and how...um....'efficient' the British are at.....um....getting stuff done.

Just wait ; )

London children going to prison

And what happens when prison provides more stability and security than they get at home? Considering the pilot program is taking place in Walthamstow, SMW would not be surprised if prison offers better food, recreation and education than what these kids are currently getting.

This stunt might work on the really wee ones, but for older kids it will likely be just another field trip.

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

"An attack on Israel is an attack on Canada"

Holy flying poutine!! The Canadian Conservative Party pulls no punches. Go Canada!!

Wednesday Afternoon Smut

What can I say? For some unknown reason I always find myself wanting her to succeed...at something...

I don’t think people deserve to see what’s under my clothing. That’s only for my next husband—ha-ha-ha.”

Lots of bleeding hearts for Aaifa Siddiqui in the UK

Welcome Jawas,

This weekend in Luton a group of Aaifa Siddiqui's supporters will be holding an event in her honour: "Tried Before Trial." The group has even put together a splashy 'trailer' for the event.



Yes, poor Aaifa Siddiqui. If you live under a rock and do not know what she did, where she was tried, or why it was important click here to read Jawa's coverage.
Who will be at this blessed and segregated according to gender event?
There are two speakers advertised; the first is Usman Ali, a man known for putting together various political events (shall we call him a community organizer?) of a certain nature who was arrested and released without charge under terrorism laws a few years ago. He has ties to Caged Prisoners and is an admitted former member of Al Muhajiroun (he left them).
The second man on the roster is Ustadh Uthman Lateef (also known as Abu Mujahid), who keeps some interesting company. In 2009 Lateef shared a platform with Anwar al Awlaki, teaching an Islamic course in London (Awlaki appeared via video, but according to the link he was responsible for preparing course exams and material). Lateef is also a member of the Hittin Institute, which has called for the annihilation of Israel and has a strong fan base on chat forums such as Islamic Awakening.
[If 'Hittin Institute" sounds familiar, it may because one of its former members Hamza Andreas Tzortzis recently gave a lecture to the Islamic Society at University College London (the same one the undiebomber belonged to) and who has some very interesting postings on his blog about the awesomeness of sharia law, and jihad.]

If you heart terror, clear your calendar this Saturday and head on up to Luton. The good news: admission is free. The bad news: my niqab is at the dry cleaners.

And so Britain continues its downward spiral.

Oops, Saudi Prince allegedly beats servant to death in London hotel

Officers were called to the five-star Landmark Hotel in Marylebone, Central London, after a 32-year-old Saudi Arabian man was found dead in one of its suites.
The victim, believed to be part of the royal's entourage, suffered severe head injuries in the attack.
Last night detectives were questioning a man in his 30s who told them he was a prince of the Saudi royal family.
It is thought that the unnamed royal had not claimed diplomatic immunity following his arrest on Monday evening.

How do you reintegrate someone who was never integrated to begin with?

Useful idiots have a plan for Omar Khadr.

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Rumble in the refugee jungle....

Infighting leaves two dead at 'refugee' camp in Lebanon.

Another rainy day in London....

I wish I had Gene Kelly's enthusiasm.

While Stouffville Sleeps, Local 'Group' mocks 9/11, Calls Obama Mr. Black Man

Blazing Cat Fur has all the details, including Joseph Brean's National Post article:

the Christmas Day underwear bomber was described as the tool of an Israeli plot; Barack Obama was referred to as "Mr. Black Man"; al-Qaeda was called "the figment of the imagination of the West"; and a video was shown that mocked 9/11 by putting the Muppet Show logo over slow-motion footage of the second plane's impact, with screams of terror for audio."

Monday, 15 February 2010

I wondered why this story kind of faded away....

Now I know.

Valentine's Day: The Morning After

Valentine's Day is not a big event in my house. Being childless (for now), I do not feel any obligation to whip up crafts and treats or make Valentine's for a class full of little people. I would not consider my husband or myself overly romantic, and so the day usually passes in our house with little fanfare. This year was no exception. However, this Valentine's Day 'season' something did strike me as odd - the ever growing controversy surrounding this little non-holiday that is supposed to celebrate love. Yes friends, Cupid is now mired in controversy. For Islamists Valentine's Day is a no-no for obvious reasons, and now many leftists and feminists (usually one in the same) are decrying Valentine's Day as an evil conspiracy to celebrate man's dominance over women. These two points received extensive coverage on various blogs over the past week so I will not reiterate them.

Why the big fuss? Because Valentine's day is a threat - and people are just plain crazy. As silly as it sounds, a day devoted to love and the celebration of loving relationships is a big threat for those seeking to undermine the value of marriage and stable relationships. Instead of viewing the day as a chance for men to show their love and appreciation for their significant other, some nutbars see it as men showing their control over women and money. Give me a break. This is 2010 - most women don't need men to buy stuff for them, they want them to because it makes them feel special and loved. And most women don't even need stuff - some special alone time is enough to make a girl feel good.

These nutbars who feel so threatened by Valentine's Day would rather women show their independence by partying the night away at a local nightclub, sleeping with the hottest guy there, and then heading to the pharmacy for a morning-after pill. Because for feminists, nothing says 'I am a strong independent woman' quite like terminating an inconvenient pregnancy after meaningless sex with a total stranger. Many women are so wrapped up in themselves and their careers that random sex is the most meaningful relationship they have, and these women are lonely - but they can never admit it because for them a confession of loneliness is seen as an admission of failure. Rather than 'fess up to some Valentine's Day blues some women feel the need to lash out at other women who are actually in happy, stable relationships. In society's twisted logic it is alright to make sacrifice after sacrifice for your career, but not for your husband because if you make a sacrifice for your husband, clearly, he controls you.

I know several women with incredibly successful careers who are not married - and have chosen not to get married at this point in their life because of their careers. I applaud these women - not for sticking it to the man - but for being mature and responsible enough to realize the tremendous amount of sacrifice needed for a healthy marriage and for recognizing at this point in their life they are not ready to make those sacrifices. I know women who got married young, are still married, and have 3 kids that they spend most of their week running from hockey games to dance lessons to youth groups. I know women who are married with kids and who work, living a life where most days is a crazy balancing act where they feel like Gumby being pulled in twenty directions at once. None of these women are failures; they are smart, successful and happy - and they are certainly not afraid of Valentine's Day.

When is independent media persona non grata at events in Canada?

When the events are hosted by the Islamic Society of York Region and feature speakers from the Iranian Embassy.

Watch the video.

Sunday, 14 February 2010

On Iraq, KSM and Khadr; Steyn says it best

But, again, the legalistic obsession with the casus belli in Iraq is in marked contrast to Warmonger Bliar’s previous war. By the standards applied to Iraq, the Kosovo campaign was not only illegal, it was so illegal Blair and Clinton didn’t even bother to try to make it look legal. No attempt at UN resolutions there. They just cried “Bombs away!” and got on with it. And nobody minds.
Why? Because, for an advanced Western nation in the 21st century, war is only legitimate if you have no conceivable national interest in whatever war you’re waging. Kosovo meets that definition: no one remembers why we went in, who were the good guys, or what the hell the point of it was. Which is the point: the principal rationale was that there was no rationale.

Best Commentary on the Vancouver 2010 Opening Ceremonies

Proof the Blazing Cat Fur has some of the best readers on the web (and no I'm not just saying that because I commented!).

Most Politically Correct Olympics Evah!! Read the comments.

Saturday, 13 February 2010

Jewish/European Hangout Targeted in India Bombing

Jawa Report:
Probably Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), the group that brought you the Mumbai massacre, had a hand in it. You'll remember that many of the communications between Chicago's David Headley and his LeT handlers were for him to quit focusing on attacking Denmark and spend his time scoping out targets in India instead. In addition to helping do recon work for the Mumbai attacks, Headley spent time in many additional communities in India -- sometimes posing as a Jew himself in order to case Jewish targets.
Headley's passport showed that he
visited Pune, the city where today's attack took place. This is a strong indication that LeT was behind the attack. While I'll admit it's speculation, the links between the LeT and Headley's visit to Pune at their behest are too glaringly obvious to overlook. Just like his "business trips" to Mumbai, odds are that Headley was in Pune with a view in mind of finding suitable targets for a terror attack by the LeT.
Click here to read the rest over at Jawa.

Legal worries stop MI5 from fighting terrorists

Yesterday Jonathan Evans, the director-general of MI5, took the unprecedented step of writing an article in this newspaper in which he warned that "our enemies" were using "propaganda and campaigns to undermine our will and ability to confront them".
There is a growing belief in Whitehall that human rights lawyers and Islamic activists are, perhaps unwittingly, playing into the hands of extremists with court cases which help to "destabilise" the security services.


Strategy.

Friday, 12 February 2010

BA Flight Attendant Loses Appeal to Wear Cross

Because Christians don't have rights in the UK.

Indeed, it is hard to justify that Ms Eweida’s desire to display the cross should not be protected where employment tribunals have previously emphasised the wide range of beliefs, for example climate change and vegetarianism, that will fall to be protected under our discrimination laws.

SMW has never worn a cross, but this case has me seriously considering going out and buying one to wear daily.

Happy Valentine's Day: Marriage rates plummet....

to lowest level since 1862.

A typical first-time bride is now 29.9 years old and a man marrying for the first time just past his 32nd birthday.
The new low comes as both major parties prepare to make marriage a central battleground in the election campaign.
David Cameron is pledged to give tax breaks to married couples to try to rebuild stable families and cut disastrous rates of break-up and disruption.
But Labour insists that marriage is no more than a lifestyle choice and all stable relationships are as good.


We live in a PeterPan World where nobody wants to grow up and the boys (and girls) are lost.

On Friday's To Do List....

Say it out loud: Cut funding to Palestine House Now.

E-mail MP Bob Dechert whose riding Palestine House is located in at decheb@parl.gc.ca and bob@bobdechert.ca , Jason Kenney kennej@parl.gc.ca and his Communications Director Alykhan Velshi alykhan.Velshi@cic.gc.ca with this information.
It's worth 4 million of your dollars to do so!

Thursday, 11 February 2010

SAS Men and Navy SEALs Stick it to the Taliban

These guys are awesome.

God bless the troops!

Scumbags

Belgian "Peace Activists" Impersonate El Al Workers to Slander Israel

Valentine's Day Cards Banned at London School

And not for the reasons you might think!!

This is kind of interesting. In a country where they want to start teaching sex ed to 7 year olds, a school has banned Valentine's Day cards.
A school has banned its pupils from sending cards on Valentine's Day, saying the youngsters are not mature enough for romance, a newspaper reported on Thursday.
Not mature enough for romance, but mature enough for sex-ed?

Ashcombe Primary School -- which teaches students aged four to 11 -- has threatened to confiscate any cards found on the premises in Somerset, said the Times.
"Some children and parents encourage a lot of talk about boyfriends and girlfriends," wrote head teacher Peter Turner in a monthly newsletter.
"We believe that such ideas should wait until children are mature enough emotionally and socially to understand the commitment involved in having or being a boyfriend and girlfriend," he said in the letter to parents.


Well I cannot say I disagree with Mr. Turner on that point, however this seems a bit over the top. On second thought when I read this comment from one of the parents:
How are they going to learn about relationships otherwise?
Mr. Turner might be right.
Why are parents of children aged 4-11 making Valentine's Day about relationships? Not so long ago preparing for Valentine's Day meant sitting at home with mom and dad making a Valentine for each and every one of your classmates. Banning Valentine's Day cards is not a good idea - but SMW thinks there is a lot more to this story than what is being reported.

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

"I'm not a doctor, but I played one in the NHS"

It amazes me that in the UK you stop just short of signing your name in blood to get a Blockbuster membership, but you can work as a doctor in the NHS with no qualifications whatsoever.

But hey....it's the NHS.....

The Shedding of All Parental Responsibility: TV Ads Make Kids Fat

The sedentary hours kids spent watching television have often been blamed for America’s growing obesity problem, but new research from UCLA says the real culprit is junk food advertising.
The study compared children who watched DVDs or commercial-free programs, such as Sesame Street, and kids who watch regular TV and commercials. TV viewing contributed to childhood obesity only among the kids who watched commercials, which predominantly market unhealthy food and drinks.


ItalicAnd for so many years I thought that it was parents who decided what their kids ate, that it was parents who put the groceries in the cart and then pay for them at the till, that parents had the authority and ability to say 'no Johnny we cannot buy a club pack of Captain Crunch.' Is it really a shocker or mystery that in a generation where parents coddle, cuddle and rarely say no child obesity is skyrocketing? Kids are being pumped full of high sugar foods for various reasons - sometimes because mom/dad cannot be bothered to say no, other times because because mom/dad are too busy to cook healthy food and always end up in the drive-thru. It amazes me that so many people act as if childhood obesity is some great unsolved mystery. [OK yes, I know I am not a doctor.] I ate junk food as a child - in moderation. My mom made real dinners for our family and I was in sports. Oh and guess what - I watched tv. I loved television - and I loved the commercials but my parents did not have a problem saying no to me. Late night binges on pop, ice cream and chips did not occur in my house - unless of course it was a slumber party.
Watching commercials might make kids want sugary foods - but it is parents who buy these foods and put them in the hands of children. Stop pointing the finger and clean out your fridge.

Muslim Bus Driver Stops Bus 24 to Pray - Passengers Fear Attack

So we are now in a country where Christian flight attendants can't wear a cross necklace around their neck, but Muslim bus drivers can pull over without warning midroute to pray. Doesn't that make you feel warm and fuzzy?

Debbie Schlussel picked up this story:
Passenger Gayle Griffiths complained to Transport for London about the bizarre incident on the No.24 bus in Gospel Oak, north London, this week.
Mother-of-one Miss Griffiths, 33, of Camden, north-west London, had boarded the bus a few minutes earlier on her way home from work.
She says that she even feared at the time that the driver might be a fanatic planning to blow up the bus. . . .
‘We had just picked up and let off people at a bus stop and moved off again when the driver stopped the bus very suddenly.
‘He got out of his cab, leaving the engine running, and walked towards the middle exit door.
‘He laid out a fluorescent jacket on the floor and I thought that somebody must have been sick and he was covering it up. . . .
‘Then he took off his shoes and began praying. I was gobsmacked and quite bewildered.’ . . .


One thing that jumped out at SMW in this story is that many passengers thought this driver was about to blow up the bus, but nobody did anything. Anyone who has been on these buses knows that there are Emergency Exits on both floors - why did noone use them to get off the bus??? Why did nobody interrupt the bus driver and ask what the hell he was doing??? Political correctness. People were either in shock, or were so afraid of pinning this guy as a terrorist (which I think would be pretty fair considering his actions) that they all allowed themselves to stay in what they believed was imminent danger rather than taking action and/or jumping ship. In situations like this political correctness will get you killed. What would have happened on the Christmas Day flight from Amsterdam to Detroit if everyone had just sat there? Or if 2 weeks after 7/7 passengers on the tube had not moved to stop more terrorists from trying to blow themselves up?

Last year during OCL I was in a Starbucks (across the street from the Israeli Embassy) and there was activity in the store which made me think a suicide bomber may have gone into the bathroom (won't get into all the details but it seemed like a real threat). I immediately left the store (but I also took the weenie road and did not say anything to other customers in the store). There was no bomber. However later that same day the store was attacked by pro Hamas protestors and completely destroyed (windows smashed, inside vandalized etc). They may not have bombed it but my suspicions were right in that the store was a target.
Unfortunately London will be a target for further terror attacks - people need to be aware of this real threat and have a plan of action. You cannot stay in your seat on a bus and just hope your instincts are wrong.

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Monday, 8 February 2010

UK Teacher Fired for Having Moral Standards

If this story surprises you, then you do not have a realistic view of life in the UK.

A Christian teacher told today how he lost his job after complaining that Muslim pupils as young as eight hailed the September 11 hijackers as 'heroes'.
Nicholas Kafouris said he was forced from his £30,000-a-year post because he would not tolerate the 'racist' and 'anti-Semitic' behaviour of children.


I complained once about racist comments made to me by a student in a London school. And I only did it once because the school disciplinarian did nothing to the student, and instead told me that I was probably 'not a good fit for the students at this particular school' (ie - I was white).

Burka Wearing Gunmen Rob French Bank

Employees let the pair through the security double doors of the banking branch of a post office, believing them to be Muslim women. But once inside, the men flipped back their head coverings and pulled out a gun, officials said.

Oh la la.

British Government Funding Climate Change Propaganda - In Other Countries

Not surprising, but interesting.

In the space of two years, the British Council has spent more that £3.5 million of British taxpayers’ money on climate change propaganda – according to information released to this blog under the Freedom of Information Act.
It has been spent on recruiting young people in 60 countries to pressurise world leaders to “to take action on climate change”. This included funding groups to attend the December Copenhagen summit in order to take part in demonstrations.

Friday, 5 February 2010

Getting out of the UK....

SMW is leaving the UK. Unfortunately it's just for the weekend. Back to business as usual on Monday.

Enjoy the weekend...

Tony Blair at the Chilcot Inquiry

Yes, I know it's from last Friday but it's still interesting and relevant:

Hour by hour today, however, Blair has calmly and reasonably swatted all these accusations aside. He has done it not by spin or evasion but by setting out what I at any rate remember very clearly were the arguments that were made at the time but which have been all but obscured in public debate by the rewriting of the history of the conflict that has occurred, along with conclusions at which any reasonable person would have arrived at the time from the available information.
Thus the issue was not that Iraq was thought to have been involved in 9/11 – no-one had ever suggested this – but that 9/11 recalibrated as intolerable the risk posed by rogue states which were seeking access to WMD. This meant that Iraq, Iran, Libya and North Korea all had to be stopped; Iraq was first because it was in breach of UN resolutions to disarm and because Saddam had actually used the stuff on his own people.

Samizdat Storage in Budapest

Not long ago....

In an article by Hungarian poet, Miklós Haraszti, author of The Velvet Prison: Artists Under State Socialism, he wrote, “a man was subjected to psychiatric treatment for political reasons. Its title is "Things Like That Don't Happen Here." One thousand copies! Now that is a threat to the cohesiveness of community as protected by The State.In 1988, Gabor Demszky, and his then-wife, Roza Hodosan, were permitted to travel outside Hungary for their first time. It was my pleasure to host them for a visit to Toronto that summer. A few months later in Budapest, they were rounded up and severely beaten by the police.

H/T: BlazingCatFur

The Glories of Government Run Health Care

Hundreds of patients who suffer serious injuries are dying as a result of poor care, according the National Audit Office. It found that the death rate in England for major trauma patients is 20 percent higher than in the United States.

BBC Radio 4 has a 7 minute audio clip on this story that is absolutely worth listening to. If you have never had to use the NHS you need to listent to this clip. During the clip they discuss how one London hospital made changes to make sure that properly trained people were actually treating trauma patients, this was in contrast to the previous system where obviously unqualified people were treating patients. Are you kidding me?? According to the clip if hospitals across Britain adopted this same strategy (you know, that novel idea of actually having qualified people treat patients) 600 lives a year could be saved.

Recently SMW was out for dinner with a group of Americans of varying political views and affiliations. Health care was discussed and even the most liberal, left leaning people at the table said they were shocked to here Americans touting the NHS as a great model for universal health care because from experience they know what a disaster the system is (but for some reason they still could not put two and two together). This is not a system you trust your health to. Period.

Freedom of Expression at The Guardian? Er...not exactly....

Professor Geoffrey Alderman (whose writing SMW greatly enjoys) has been advised that if he does not stop writing for CiF Watch he will no longer be able to write for CiF. [For my North American readers - Comment is Free is a comment blog at The Guardian newspaper which is often filled with Israel bashers as I have written about before. Comment is Free Watch is what it sounds like - a blog that monitors the comments and writings going on over at Comment is Free.]

So the threat to outlaw Professor Geoffrey Alderman for continuing to write for CifWatch was a massive ‘own goal’ for CiF. As Alderman relates, shortly after penning this he received an email from the Commissars threatening to cast him to the wind:
If I dared to continue writing for CiF Watch, I would no longer be able to contribute to CiF. It was, I was summarily warned, “an either/or choice”.

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Pour me another: Special Beer Glass for Brits

National Post:
Here's a country so prone to starting up drunken brawls that they need a special national beer glass to protect them. It's almost quaint.
Except,
read the details: These people are so out of control, there are 1,000 cases a week of booze-driven injuries.
Figures released for launch showed 1,000 young people, aged between 15 and 25, receive serious facial injuries in alcohol-related attacks each week while 18,000 suffer permanent scars every year.
Separate figures show some 5,500 people are "glassed" every year while more than 80,000 others are threatened with glass or a broken bottle.
Treating such injuries costs the [National Health Service] NHS £2.7 billion a year.
£2.7 billion translates in $4.6 billion. A year. For stitching up idiots who get pissed and attack one another.
A few years back Britain extended its pub hours, on the theory that longer hours would reduce binge drinking by people desperate to get in as many pints as they could manage before closing.


A visit to any British pub, at almost any time of day, will show you how well this plan worked.
Culture of incompetence.

Heartbreaking

16 year old Turkish girl buried alive for befriending boys.

A subsequent postmortem examination revealed that M.M. had a significant amount of soil in her lungs and stomach, indicating that she was buried alive and conscious....

Sickening.

Ignatieff's Liberals and the Smearing of Canada's Troops

Back in January, I read reports about the Liberal Party's attacks on Canadian soldiers and I was very unimpressed. Seeing as I don't have a tv (no, that is not a joke) and I live overseas I did not see the actual footage of some of the statements Ezra Levant mentioned at the link above.
Moose and Squirrel has posted the words coming from the horse's, er, mouth.
You can hear Michael 'I'llJustGoBacktoHarvard' Ignatieff and other Liberal Party members questioning the morality and ethics of Canada's military in their own words. Shame.

SMW Supports Our Troops.

Prince Charles: It's not easy being green....

Prince says he has suffered "unbelievable abuse" because of his 'green' views.

Bwaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahaha.

Comic Guy Earle and Human Rights Commission

Longstory short: A comic was being heckled, he made some jokes about lesbians, things got ugly, the lesbians in question compalined to the Human Rights Commission.

There has been alot of writing about this, it is worth knowing what is going on, unless of course you want Stasi style networks in Canada. Let me direct you to some good sources:

Blazing Cat Fur:
Guy Earle v. Complete Societal Breakdown

Kathy Shaidle:
Canada Charges Comedian with Not Being Funny

Mark Steyn:
Regular Guy, Broken Man

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Abu Ratib's Work for Hamas and His Windsor Ontario Connections

Yesterday Debbie Schlussel attended the hearing of Abu Ratib (also known by various aliases), and she has posted a great roundup of information about the man. Of particular interest for my Canadian readers - the documents that Schlussel posted detailing Ratib's connection to Windsor, Ontario (yes, the same Windsor where in November the police chief apologized to local Muslims after an arrest warrant was served at one of their homes).

According to the documents...
-Ratib moved to Windsor to evade prosecution where he was given a job teaching at an Islamic school (hmmmmm care to guess which one?? An-Noor school was advertising a free concert by Abu Ratib during Islamic History Month)
-his wife repeatedly lied to Canadian immigration officials when crossing into Canada to visit her husband - at one point telling them her husband does not allow her to discuss his whereabouts with others (on one occasion she was denied entry into Canada)

It's a very interesting case. You can read the full report on Debbie Schlussel.com.

Largest Police Raid in Bosnia since 92-95 War

Most of the world has forgotten about this place - which will likely be a source of future regret.

WSJ:
Office spokesman Boris Grubesic said police detained seven people — six Bosnians and one foreigner whose nationality he didn't reveal. Mr. Grubesic also said officers confiscated weapons, computers and DVDs.
The isolated village is home to ethnic Bosnian families belonging to the Wahhabi sect — an austere brand of Sunni Islam adopted by the Taliban, Osama bin Laden and his al-Qaeda fighters. Some of the villagers had fought in Bosnia's war.
About 600 police officers raided the village looking for people suspected of "jeopardizing Bosnia's constitutional order and spreading national, racial and religious hatred," the prosecutor's office said in a statement.
Several police vehicles were seen leaving the area with some of the residents sitting in back seats, among them the leader of the community, Nusret Imamovic.
The residents were hostile toward reporters who entered the village after the police left. They asked the media to leave immediately and escorted their convoy out of the village.


"Escorted," I bet.

A little background on Nusret Imamovic:
Jamestown.org:
One such radical is Nusret Imamovic, a naturalized Austrian citizen living between Vienna and the northern Bosnian village of Gornja Maoca, near the city of Brcko. Imamovic founded a small Wahhabi community in Gornja Maoca, where journalists and non-Wahhabis are not welcome. Children there do not attend the public schools, but are instead given lectures held by Imamovic in accordance with a Jordanian school program. While in Vienna, Imamovic is said to frequently visit Porca's offices and attend his sermons.

Imamovic became better known to the Bosnian public when he and six other Wahhabis, three of them Austrian citizens, assaulted Bosnian Serb Mihajlo Kisic in Brcko in 2006. After a short trial, the seven were given symbolic sentences on parole and some of them returned to Vienna. Among the seven was another Wahhabi cleric, Effendi Nedzad Balkan (also known as Ebu Muhammed), a Vienna-born Serbian Muslim, the leader of Vienna’s Sahaba Mosque and the alleged financier of the Serbia-based Sandzak Wahhabis.

Connecting these radicals and following their movements from Bosnia to Vienna, it may have caused little surprise when a Bosnian man was arrested in Vienna in early October after attempting to enter the U.S. Embassy with a backpack of explosives. The man was Bosnian refugee Asim Cejvanovic, a 41-year-old with a history of mental illness. During questioning, Cejvanovic named another Bosnian man, Mehmed Djudjic, as the one who gave him the explosives and instructed him to enter the embassy.

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The leader of Gornja Maoca Muslims, Nusret Imamovic, says that suicide attacks are not prohibited to pious and Allah-loving Muslims.
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Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Making Malmo Judenrein: Part Two

OK I really am off today, but I just read a great post by Debbie Schlussel about the situation in Malmo (remember a few days ago Making Malmo Judenrein?).

Click here and go read Debbie's post.

No time to cut and paste - running out the door right now - just go read it.

Off today.....

Hey, this isn't my real job.

For up to speed stuff check the usual suspects - Jawa Report, Blazing Cat Fur, Five Feet of Fury, Closet Conservative, etc.

SMW will be back tomorrow.

Monday, 1 February 2010

Israel Revokes Citizenship of nearly 3000 Palestinians...

Oh...wait a minute......it wasn't Israel?? It was Jordan??

Nevermind.

Why body scanners will be useless...

Lord Adonis, the Transport Secretary, said only a small proportion of passengers will be selected for scanning.
He added that a code of practice meant that nobody can be selected on the basis of race, age or gender. The assurances are designed to avoid claims that Asians could be more likely to be picked out than others.


No wonder officials in the aviation industry are now backing calls for profiling:
Security can only be guaranteed by making a risk assessment of people before they are even board an aircraft, The Telegraph quoted Giovanni Bisignani, director general of the International Air Transport Association, as saying."Instead of looking for bad things-nail clippers and rogue bottles of shampoo-security systems, we need to focus on finding bad people," he added.

Complete. Overhaul. Needed.

How many illegal aliens can fit in one house, er, Palestine House?

More than 300 people who claimed to live at the same address in Mississauga are being investigated by the RCMP in what police suspect may be a massive case of citizenship fraud.
The case revolves around an address located in the same building as Palestine House, a Mississauga centre that offers language classes and settlement services to new immigrants and also acts as an advocate for Palestinian and Arab causes.

Shocker.

David Cameron: Burglars Leave Rights at the Door

Oh my, this is getting interesting!!!

Asked about plans by Chris Grayling, the shadow home secretary, to toughen the law to limit prosecutions to cases involving grossly disproportionate violence, Mr Cameron told the BBC’s Politics Show that he wanted fewer cases brought to court.
The moment a burglar steps over your threshold and invades your property with all the threat that gives to you, your family and your livelihood, I think they leave their human rights outside,” he said.


Of course, the Labour government would prefer for you to sit in your house calmly while burglars steal your belongings and assault your family, because in 'civilized' countries people don't fight back. After all, the criminal in your house is probably some poor, misunderstood, uneducated immigrant whose benefits cheque (coming from your tax money) is a few days late. If they have a right to your hard earned money, surely they have a right to steal your belongings in peace.

New figures obtained by The Daily Telegraph show that four out of five serial burglars have escaped serving mandatory three year prison terms since supposed tough new laws were brought in a decade ago.
Almost a fifth of offenders avoided jail altogether despite the so-called "three-strikes-and-out" rule introduced in 1999 to crackdown on repeat intruders.
Under the law, any adult burglar convicted of their third domestic break-in should serve at least three years in prison unless the court considered there to be "exceptional circumstances".
But only a minority have been given the minimum term while hundreds more walked away from court with a community penalty or fine.

Did Mossad kill Mahmoud al-Mabhouh?

The tangled web of media spin (and lies).

Either way, his death could not have come soon enough. His role in kidnapping and killing Israeli soldiers (which by the way has made him a HERO in Palestine), and his leadership in Hamas is pure evil.

H/T Blazing Cat Fur