Monday, 30 July 2012

Sunset Clauses - Harrogate swings another miss

Harrogate has suggested "sunset clauses" on laws, so all laws would exist for, say, ten years, and then would either be repealed, or repassed.


A further notable change took place at the same time. The Mutiny Act had been brought into force on each occasion for one year only, in compliance with the constitutional theory:
that the maintenance of a standing army in time of peace, unless with the consent of parliament, is against law. Each session therefore the text of the act had to be passed through both Houses clause by clause and line by line. The Army Act, on the other hand, is a fixed permanent code. But constitutional traditions are fully respected by the insertion in it of a section providing that it shall come into force only by virtue of an annual act of parliament. This annual act recites the illegality of a standing army in time of peace unless with the consent of parliament, and the necessity nevertheless of maintaining a certain number of land forces (exclusive of those serving in India) and a body of royal marine forces on shore, and of keeping them in exact discipline, and it brings into force the Army Act for one year.

 Every year, the UK disbands, and then recreates, its army
A one year sunset clause, established in 1689, 323 years on, and we have an army.....

Sunday, 29 July 2012

And here we go again

After ****ing up so badly in Iraq we were ordered out of the country, after declaring that we've done a good job in afghanistan because the ANA kills more of its own men than ours, now, the maniacs in "Big Army" want to start making all the same mistakes in an all new terrain, Mali.

We briefly touched upon Mali a while back, when UNESCO was threatening to take the victorious Malian rebels to court, in the losing loyalist Malian courts...

Apparently, we cant afford to have terrorists based in Mali, its too close to Europe.
Now this struck me as odd.

We need troops on the ground to keep the terrorists out.

Now, this always seems odd to me.

There is one nation, which is reasonably viewed as being more at risk from Islamic Terrorism than any other.
This country shares borders with Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon, and yet makes, and has made, no effort to topple every other government in the area and occupy every country to try and drive out the terrorists.

At most, they have exacted a blood price from the neighbours.

If it works for them, why not us?
Perhaps, because for us, its a recipe for sailors not soldiers?

But hey, why try something that might work, when we can blunder into another civil war, with sides and factions we dont understand and refuse to even acknowledge, allies we cant possibly support with any moral reasoning and supply lines that involve kowtowing to some deeply unpleasant regimes,,,,

Saturday, 28 July 2012

The ECB Ready to Intervene?

Apparently, the ECB is ready to flood the world with cheap Euros.


The ECB cant do a damned thing until it solves its M3 problem.

Admitadly, that was a year ago and I havent bothered to check, but I get the impression that M3 spreads between the Germans and everyone elsen are no better than they were last year.

Flooding the world with Euros will do nothing but increase the M3 spread, and Merkal will lose control when that happens.
Ergo, it wont, because it will take a civil war to drag that lunatic out of her office.

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Women in combat, didnt work then, doesnt work now, wont work ever

Not only has the USMC lost its mind and started trying to introduce women into combat formations, the blogosphere (excluding SNAFU) appears to be cheering this madness on.

Fact Time

1.5% of male recruits received a medical discharge
11.1% of female recruits received a medical discharge

That was what happened when women were expected to meet the same fitness levels as men.

11.1% of them were drummed out broken and bloodied.

Women can play a part in the armed forces, but not a physical one.
At all

But by insisting they can, all women do is ensure that the 25* generals will always be male, because any woman who could fill Zapps shoes is discharged as a crippled captain.

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Poor thieves go to jail, Rich Thieves Dont!

The above bollocks is driving round the internet at the moment.

If wall street bankers were poor and stole, they'd all be in jail.

Would they FUCK

Up North of Watford, scum with 30 convictions for robbery, theft, burglary, breaking and entering ect, on a suspended sentance for the above, and with multiple more court cases on the horizon, are routinely given yet more suspended sentances, that dont lead to jail time, yet more community supervision orders that they dont turn up for, and yet more curfews, that they ignore.

A Local Housing Association recently got a court order, barring one of its tenants from assaulting other tenants.

The poor go to prison?
Yeah, sure they do.


Tax avoidance is not tax evasion

Creating a British Virgin Islands special investment vehicle is tax avoidance.
Paying cash and not declaring the income is tax evasion.

To decry the first and practice the second is hypocrisy of the highest order.

To break the law (or assist in breaking the law) to avoid tax could be considered a noble pursuit, but if you wish is the defund the state, then out of sheer practicality, you must encourage everyone to pay as little tax as possible.

Guardianistaism shouldnt have a place at harrogate

Monday, 23 July 2012

Thursday, 19 July 2012

The Harrogate Agenda - MP's

Lets be honest a moment.

The problem is not MP's, its not expenses, its not Government.

Its representation.

There are 650 MPs in the legislature.
649 of them can piss on me at will.
Literaly if they so choose.

Any man who makes laws that restrain me MUST be elected by me.

There will never be sanity whilst it remains a viable option for an MP in Glasgow to campaign on raising tax in Surrey.

Either you do away with constituencies, counties/cities become self financing, or the United Kingdom violently ceases to be unified.

Monday, 16 July 2012

The X Factor, wrecking careers since, well inception

Little Mix have released their debut song

Little Mix won the week, twice.
Once, in week 7, with En Vogue, Dont let you go, and once in week 9, with, well, En Vogue, Dont let go, again.
They managed to hold second place twice.
In Week 4 and 8, with ET (that weird alien molestation song by Katy Perry), a weird beiber / supremes mash up and beautiful by that genie in a bottle chick.

So you can understand my complete lack of surprise, when they are given "wings".
A weird, shouty, quasi boot stomp, noise, as debut single.

Monday, 2 July 2012

We're Winning, part 3008, oh **** me

Nato generals play down the role of clashing cultures and point to the higher number of incidents where Afghan troops kill each other as evidence that Nato troops are not singled out for attack.
"Quite often people resolve their problems by resorting to the use of a weapon, it's a normal thing here," said one senior British officer.

Oh, my, God

We're winning, because the ANA/ANP spends more time killing itself / each other than it does us.

I dread to ask where the Taliban are in the killing priority of the Afghan security forces.

We're winning, part 3007

Three British soldiers have died.
Shot in cold blood by the ACOP

According to the Mailygraph

a quarter of all British fatalities this year have been caused by Afghans soldiers

 The ACOP, are a specialist unit within the ANP, I believe I mentioned them once before, when they were slated by a USMC mentoring team, for, amongst other things, robbing random passers by and abandoning chec points because it was a bit too warm.
That was after they had thrown out the drug addicts...

But here we are, two years on, and the best of the best consider shooting four men in the back an acceptable response to a dressing down.

And if that isnt enough, according to Snafu, the US has classified the number of US Servicemen injured by the "allied" forces

Sunday, 1 July 2012

How Many Divisions does UNESCO have?

And thats why its feeble protests are ignored.

Angry about this, UNESCO has threatened to pursue the "cultural vandals" of Ansar Dine through the Malian Courts.
Ansar Dine has declared and militarily enforced independence from Azawad, which in turn, has declared, and military enforced its independence from Mali.

I eagerly await court summons from Iran for pointing out they worship a kiddie fiddler....