Thursday, 31 March 2011

Ahava Store in Covent Garden forced to close by protestors

I just checked my email and found a note about this in my inbox.

Unfortunately I do not have time to write more at the moment, but will have much more to say about this tomorrow.

This is extremely disheartening to say the least.

Protests Drive Ahava out of Covent Garden

Colin George, manager of clothes shop The Loft, next door to Ahava, said: "I'm pleased Ahava is leaving. It's brought the street down. I've complained to the landlords, as has everyone here. Everyone would like them to leave. I wish they had left two years ago.

"Protesters are just going to follow them around, wherever they go. Maybe they should be an online business instead."

Monday, 28 March 2011

Just when I am convinced there is no hope for Britain...

I read a story like this.
Cheryl Cole and her lot do not even hold a candle to the brave and beautiful Kylie Watson.

An Army medic who put herself in 'mortal danger' when she ignored heavy Taliban fire to treat a wounded Afghan soldier has been awarded the Military Cross.

Lance Corporal Kylie Watson gave the medical care in exposed open ground for 20 minutes before helping to evacuate the stricken man.
L/Cpl Watson, of the Royal Army Medical Corps, is believed to be only the fourth woman to be awarded the MC.

On another occasion, she made a 100-metre dash in full view of the enemy under sustained fire to deliver life-saving first aid to an Afghan soldier who had been shot twice in the pelvis.

L/Cpl stemmed his bleeding despite being hampered by other Afghan troops and got the injured man to a helicopter landing site 200 metres away.

Her citation for the MC said: 'Watson's immense courage, willingness to put her own life at risk and absolute bravery saved the life of one warrior and acted as an inspiration to her platoon and their Afghan National Army partners.'

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Today we are all apartheid

Britain is beyond saving.

Hundreds of thousands (although I doubt the estimate of 400,000 is correct) take to the streets of Central London because their life of entitlement is under threat.And the leader of the Labour party compares a group of over-indulged union leaders, students and anarchists who are in the streets prepared to shut down the city because they believe everything belongs to them to anti-apartheid activists.

Yep, you read it here. I thought Israel was the left's new apartheid but apparently a government that is not willing to spoon feed everything to its citizens is also an apartheid state. Is Miliband taking his cues from the Palestinian propaganda handbook, or with the references to Tahrir Square is it from the Muslim Brotherhood? Words have no meaning.

Britain is simmering, expect increasing unrest leading up to the 2012 Olympics.


Other signs and updates:
Light bulbs filled with ammonia and paint bombs were thrown in Oxford Street, police said.

Sky's home affairs correspondent Mark White said that the small splinter group of protesters tried to get into branches of Topshop, Dorothy Perkins and McDonalds.

"There are a number of police vans down Oxford Street - at the Oxford Circus end - and if you look through some of the other junctions around here there are police arriving all the time to reinforce the area," he said.

White said he had not smelled ammonia, but had seen "paint bombs, smoke bombs and heavier objects" being thrown.

Branches of HSBC, Lloyds and Santander banks were also attacked, as was the Ritz hotel and an Ann Summers store in Soho.

And just in case you had any doubts about the total castration and uselessness of the Met:
When student protests turned violent before Christmas, the policy of "kettling" - or containing protesters in a confined space to stop trouble spreading - was called into question.

Human rights group Liberty have been allowed into the police control room during the march to monitor the response.

Director of policy Isabella Sankey told Sky News: "We are going to be observing what police are doing and then we are going to be calling it as we see it.

"The police have all sorts of powers at there disposal ... and we've seen that peaceful protest has been undermined by misuse and abuse of those powers."

The Telegraph has some decent coverage up as well.

Friday, 25 March 2011

Just when you think El Baredei has fallen off the radar faster than a one-hit-wonder...

Vanity Fair picks up his writings on Qadaffi.

I realized that Qaddafi was less than fully informed on global security alliances and structures. When I described, for example, the nato nuclear umbrella that protects its members, Qaddafi pulled out a pencil and a little notebook and began to take notes. But he spoke earnestly of his desire to develop Libya: he wanted better infrastructure; he wanted more roads; he wanted Libyan students to receive scholarships to Western universities; he wanted his country to advance in the fields of science and technology. He asked if I could help to impress these points on George Bush and Tony Blair.


Tom Ford's Rules....

Every day I stop by Closet Conservative because she always seems to find the "good" stuff online. Today she directed me to Tom Ford's 5 commandments and I have to agree, they are pretty good ones:

Manners are very important and actually knowing when things are appropriate. I always open doors for women, I carry their coat, I make sure that they're walking on the inside of the street. Stand up when people arrive at and leave the dinner table.

How could you not love that? Read the rest here. I have to admit his stare in this picture is kind of freaking me out.

Goodbye to Josephine

Josephine, the great webmaster over at Lumpy, Grumpy and Frumpy has decided to close up shop. LGF (not to be confused with that other LGF) has provided excellent reports and resources regarding anti-Israel events taking place in Toronto and elsewhere. She will be missed.

Thank you Josephine for the work you have done and all the best from SMW.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

We Stand with Israel

Just in case there was any confusion. So does Gene.

Saturday, 19 March 2011

The Church of Feel-Good Prosperity

BCF has a great report up about an event in Toronto last night. MP Jason Kenney was there to speak about the persecution of Christians around the world. Kudos to him.

It never ceases to amaze me how the modern Church fails to speak out against the persecution of its global body (and no, I am not talking about the Catholic Church here). Are people so busy in their small groups, or cell groups or drinking latt├ęs after the service that they do not have time to worry about the guy that just had his body set on fire because he converted?

The 21st century church is the Church of Feel-Good Prosperity. Too many churches have become country clubs with crucifixes. Show up and feel good and talk to your friends, don't worry about learning actual theology or caring for your brother wherever he may be. Just toss a couple of groceries to the local single mom (not that this is a bad thing) or go on a vacation, er missions trip to a warm sunny island and call it a day.

Not all churches are like this but it seems to be an overwhelming trend. Thanks to BCF we now know that there is a church in Toronto that is not afraid to address this issue. Hats off to them. Read his report.

Unfathomable Disasters in the Era of Entitlement

I am somewhat relieved to see that even readers of the G&M are calling this guy exactly what he is: a whining child. Canada does not need little boys who act like this.

My picks from the comments:
You have to love these guys who move to another country, live there full time, pay taxes there, marry a local, and yet expect the Canadian government to bail them out of trouble.
Grow up Mr. Paauwe! YOU MOVED TO JAPAN. Accept responsibility for your choice.

For someone who chose to live in a foreign country in an area with known risks for such events, he should consider himself lucky to be alive and grateful that Canadian government would send a bus at all to pick him up.

Why did he not send his wife and child to Canada and then stick around and help out ? Thats what men do !!!!

Oh and sorry you never got a 4 star hotel, as the rest of the country struggles to survive....

Maybe if he had spent less time “videoing his life amid the ruins” and more time taking responsibility for his evacuation, he would have been out of Sendai a lot sooner.

Infidelista goes on supersekrit mission....

No men were touched in the making of this photo.

A friend described this place to me as a pig wearing lipstick. He was absolutely right. In some ways it feels more American than America (it looks like America if you look past all the women in bodybags), but something truly sinister is going on here. You can feel it.

People of integrity cannot just go about their business....

Steyn via Scaramouche:

But sometimes, as when a baby has her throat slashed, what’s not said is just as telling. Recently I was talking to a Hungarian Jew who lived in hiding in Budapest during the Second World War: By 1944, the pro-German government was running short of ammo, so they were obliged to get a little creative. They’d handcuff Jews together in a long chain, stand them on a bridge, put a bullet in the ones at each end, and then push them into the Danube to let the dead weight drag down the ones in between. You have to have a strong stomach for such work, perhaps almost as strong as for killing three-month olds. But, as my friend told his tale, I thought not of the monsters on the bridge, nor even those on the banks cheering, but about the far larger numbers of people scurrying about their business and rationalizing what was going on. That’s what made the difference, then as now.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Catholic Bishop calls on UK Govt to stop giving aid money to Pakistan

You don't say.....

Speaking at the launch of a report into the persecution of Christians worldwide, Cardinal O'Brien said: 'I urge (UK Foreign Secretary) William Hague to obtain guarantees from foreign governments before they are given aid.
'To increase aid to the Pakistan government when religious freedom is not upheld and those who speak up for religious freedom are gunned down is tantamount to an anti-Christian foreign policy.

SMW wants to know more about this Cardinal.

It's those missing boys again......

The great phenom of 2011: disappearing boys.

They go missing from Britain, America, and Canada. If only the powers that be could figure out what is causing these disappearances and do something about it. Ha.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Terror in Germany

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of two US Air Force members killed today in Germany and to the families of the two who were seriously injured.

Islamic State Apartheid Week

SMW has it on good authority that some pro-Israel student groups at Canadian universities were told they could not hold counter demonstrations to Israel Apartheid Events taking place this week and next on Canadian campuses. One group was refused permission for a pro-Israel event because it would not be good for student unity.
Let's review: bashing Israel on Canadian campuses = goooooooood
supporting Israel on Canadian campuses = banned

Apparently the JDL is not on board with this sentiment and they have organized some counter demonstrations to IAW events at Toronto universities.
Click here for more info.

This woman is inspiring

Almost as soon as a therapist encouraged her to use her eyes to communicate, Michelle was able to say ‘yes’ and ‘no’ by blinking.
So, what gave her hope? ‘Everything,’ she replies simply. And she conveys, too, that she is angry when people presume she is incapable of cogent thought; or worse, assume that her quality of life is so diminished she must want to end it.
‘Nobody should say that another person’s life isn’t worth living. You don’t know, until it happens to you, how you’ll feel,’ she says.