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Murdoch Folk Feel Sorry??

There are those who work for Rupert Murdoch and thus enjoy certain rights not allowed to ordinary folk of the media. His one time protege, Rebekah Brooks is on trial for a variety of actions ranging from supporting phone hacking to paying off members of the government for their assistance to her newspapers. She is charged by the government for giving illegal payments to government officials. She was asked by HER lawyer if this charge was valid? “Yes, since I was deputy editor of the Sun and on a handful of occasions” such payments were made. Earlier she had argued, “there had been an overwhelming public interest to justify payment “but only in a very narrow circumstances.” Let me get this clear; if there is “public interest” in something then a newspaper has the right to do whatever it desires to get the story.

OH, Rebekah did admit to being sorry for the publication of certain stories which she now admits were “cruel and harsh.” For example, after Labor Minister Clare Short complained about pictures of topless models, Rebekah had a picture found of a bare breasted Ms. Shorty with the caption noting that Ms. Short was jealous of the models.

To work for Rupert Murdoch is to enjoy rights denied to ordinary members of the media. Just remember, to always say that you are “sorry.”

Rebekah Of Newsworld Farm

Rebekah Brooks was among the most powerful women in the western world when she ran the Rupert Murdoch News of the World and went about writing stories concerning the lives of people who did not get along with the Great Rupert. A couple of years ago, a young English girl, Milly Powler, went missing and Neville Thurlbeck, editor of the paper told a reporter, Glenn Mulcaire to tap into the girl’s cell phone. The News of the World hired him as their specialist in phone hacking. You know, there are sport writers and fashion writers on most newspapers, but in the Murdoch empire they have phone hacking writers who simply dip into your email account and listen and tape. The paper had a front page story about the girl and Ms.Brooks insists that she never saw the story since she waited until much later in the day to check what her newspaper was printing.

According to Ms. Brooks she has no knowledge of phone hacking, she has no knowledge of what her reporters did in order to get a story. She just ran the newspaper and, in that capacity she did not know what the heck was going on. Yes, her reporter quoted from the girl’s phone, but how was she to ask the question where he got this information? Is the British government now demanding that if you run a newspaper, then you are responsible for what is written in the newspaper?

Brave Scotland??

Many recall the Mel Gibson film, “Braveheart” in which courageous men of Scotland fought against the evil men of England. Today, there is a political party in Scotland which seeks to leave beloved England and become an independent nation. Jose Manuel Barros, President of the European Commission offered some words of advice to those seeking to leave one country and become a new country. “In case there is a new country coming out of a current member state, it will have to apply–this is very important–the application and accession to the European Union would have to be approved by ALL member states.”

Just remember that many European Union nations have groups within their boundaries that would like to leave. As Barros emphasized to the Scots, “It will be extremely difficult to get approval of all other member states to have a new member come from an member state.”

No membership in European Union would be a disaster for an independent Scotland. Stay with the Brits.

Bigotry Wins In England

Once upon a time, the people of England lived among those whose ancestors came from places like Germany or France or such other lands. Of course, these migrants arrived in the noble island of England hundreds or thousands of years ago and thus since they came early were entitled to be termed the real inhabitants of the blessed island. Since the United Kingdom entered the European Union, it h as become necessary to allow people from your organization to migrate to the UK and take up residency. There are also those who come from members of the British Commonwealth of nations which includes folk whose skin is sort of darker than those descended from German folk and European barbarians. They is white folk, 100% of so pure. Of course, recent evidence reveals that most from Europe contain about 1% to 3% of Neanderthal DNA. I am confused as to whether this means someone with this in their body is white or whatever.

In recent years in England, the United Kingdom Independence Party)UKip) has burst on the scene of political action. They want an end to immigrants, at least those whose ancestors did not arrive hundreds or thousands of years ago. The UKip does not like the government of Conservative David Cameron since it supports continued membership in the European Union. Another by election was held, the Labor party won the seat. But, the UKip came in second beating the Conservative party and the Liberal party. I assume it received votes from those whose ancestors go way, way back.

Footprints In Time!

Scientists have discovered the footprints of human like people who were wandering around what is known today as England. The footprints of five human like people is about 800,000 to one million years ago. They may be related to a human like group which died out about that time period who are now termed: “pioneer man.” I decided to check out how religious leaders explain this situation since this group is not discussed in either the Bible nor the Koran.

1. Rush Limbaugh: “This is nothing but another liberal trick to get people to disbelieve in Jesus Christ and his teachings.”

2. My local minister of the faith, Tom the Man. “Anyone who reads the Bible knows the Earth was created 10,000 years ago. There never was any pioneer or Indian or liberal or Muslim 800,000 years ago. Jesus came two thousand years ago and that is the truth.”

3. Michelle my Conspiracy Theorist: “The pioneer man is really an alien from the planet Xul who came here to begin a new pattern of life. Do you really believe anything told you by scientists who receive gobs of money from the government?”

Banality Of Evil

A half century ago the state of Israel placed Adolf Eichmann, the notorious Nazi who helped organize and carry out the Holocaust on trial for genocide. At that time Hannah Arendt, a famous historian, wrote a book in which she argued that Eichmann was a bureaucrat who carried out orders because they were orders and it was his task as a bureaucrat to carry out orders given by superiors. Arendt was harshly criticized because she employed words such as “banality of evil” as to transform the Holocaust into a process carried out by bureaucrats rather than a systematic murder of millions. Alas, we continue to live in a world in which whoever is in charge employs the bureaucracy that exists to enforce laws because it is the duty of bureaucrats to enforce laws. Barack Obama twice ran for the presidency arguing that he would end the disabuse of rights by the Bush administration and restore basic Constitutional laws that guarantee the rights of individual American citizens. Instead, Obama has become the defender to spying and surveillance because since he is the president then he must do what presidents do-catch the spy and enforce whatever technology has been used in the past to catch the spy.

If tomorrow, someone else became president- Chris Christie or Ted Cruz or even Rand Paul, we could expect that president would continue a campaign of surveillance and disregard of human rights. The power of bureaucracy is even more powerful than the power of common sense and respect for the Constitution. Military leaders, bureaucrats, technicians always argue that in the name of “our national security” certain actions must occur. Edward Snowden, in one sense, was the anti-bureaucrat because he chose to pose questions concerning which comes first, Constitutional rights or “national security.” In so doing, Snowden made clear the choice was NEVER between “national security” and the Constitution.

The evidence is overwhelming. For over a decade we have allowed bureaucrats in the armed forces or the NSA or the CIA to decide what constitutes “national security” and in so doing, have allowed nameless bureaucrats who simply are “doing their job” to continue doing a job that has failed for over a decade to protect “national security.” What is unusual about Edward Snowden is that a nameless bureaucrat who was just doing his job, began to question the nature of his job, and set in motion the concept that those who run the machine of death can always stop and question why this program of death?

God Speaks Against Gays!!

It was simply a matter of time before we humans on this planet finally grasped the earthly design that God in His infinite wisdom bestowed upon this planet. It was eleven thousand years ago that our Lord appeared in the sky and set upon the planet two creatures, Adam and Eve(for some reason in the original days He did not think they needed a second name) and asked them to procreate. Now, if He truly believed that those of the same sex could procreate He would have bestowed upon the male a capacity to have children, but He did not. Thus, logic makes clear to all inhabitants upon this planet the Original plan of God Almighty. It is bewildering why so many go around arguing that people of the same sex were part of the Original Design. We can then be grateful that in the land of England reside some folk who truly grasp what He wanted from day one on this planet.

David Silvester of the UK Independent party(UJINP) attempted to ward off disaster by pleading with Prime Minister David Cameron. “I wrote to David Cameron in April, 2012 to warn him that disaster would accompany passage of his same sex marriage bill.” But, the prime minister simply could not understand that passing same sex marriage bills would result in floods and hurricanes which were simply “divine retribution for the government’s decision to legalize gay marriage.”

I trust we are now clear that HE does not want gay marriage!!

Iraq Lives On, And So Does Crime!

It recently dawned upon me that five percent of my life was spent during World War II was being fought while ten ten percent of my life has been spent while wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have been going on and on and on. World War II concluded with those who caused the wars to be tried in an International Court of Justice. The crimes and brutality of Hitler and Japanese leaders have no resemblance to the crimes committed during wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Terrible things were done by both sides during the Afghan conflict and fighting in Iraq, but neither is an example of the Holocaust nor incredible murders committed by Japanese forces in Asia. However, crimes committed in Iraq and Afghanistan must be confronted in order to make clear that those who engage in brutality may one day face consequences for their actions. The European Council for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) is pushing for criminal action against those in the British armed forces who served in the Iraq war and inflicted terror and brutality. They are drawing upon evidence that is in “The Responsibility of UK Officers for War Crimes Involving Systematic Detainee Abuse In Iraq From 2003-2008.”

The report discusses how members of the British armed forces engaged in illegal acts against prisoners. It describes how “thousands of allegations of mistreatment amounting to war crimes of torture or cruel inhuman or degrading “treatment were conducted by British soldiers against Iraq prisoners. They hooded prisoners, used electric shock treatment, sexually assaulted and compelled prisoners to undergo physical stress situations which inflicted terrible pain. Prisoners were threatened with death or rape or violation of their dignity as humans. These actions were done with the full knowledge of officers.

The International Criminal Court will hear these charges and officials may face the prospect of punishment. We doubt if former Prime Minister Tony Blair will ever be sent to jail, anymore than George Bush or Don Rumsfeld or Dick Cheney will ever be charged with any crimes. President Obama denied the American people of the truth. Such is the way of American politics.

Karl Marx Was Right!

It is now nearly 150 years since a young German writer named Karl Marx wrote a pamphlet called the “Communist Manifesto” and then followed up with books which made predictions concerning the new economic system known as Capitalism. In his books, Marx analyzed the emerging Capitalist system which brought people into factories who had been born and raised on farms. Marx believed the essence of Capitalism was exploitation of workers in order to enrich the wealth of businessmen. He emphasized that Capitalists are inherently selfish and the bottom line for them is always, make higher profits and pay workers lower wages. He foresaw the decline of the middle class and the centralization of wealth in the wealthy class. Was he right?

1. The top ONE PERCENT of wealthy people in America own 22% of its wealth.

2. The top FIVE PERCENT of wealthy people in America own 42% of its wealth.

3. The middle class continues to decline and has not shared very much in the expanding American economy over the past thirty years.

4. Marx predicted that exploited workers would become “alienated” from their work and not find joy and self fulfillment. Today, college graduates who were educated for careers they desired are now working at McDonald’s because the jobs they desired like in education or human relations no longer exist.

Let’s face it, what Karl Marx predicted has come true. His greatest failure was an inability to explain how a different economic system could function in the modern world. In the end, those who care about human rights are undeclared Marxists!

Blame It On Them Romanians!

You don’t have a job, no sweat, just blame it on them immigrants. You lack money to pay for childcare, heck, it is the fault of them immigrants. Nigel Farage, head of the UK Independence Party, is able to explain the cause of his nation’s economic problems- just blame it on the Ro maniacs or the Bulgarians or those dark skinned blokes who wander the streets of England. About FIVE PERCENT of the people of England stem from immigration over the past two decades, and it is clear to this learned man those five percent have created the current situation of large scale unemployment. This has led God fearing NATIVE BORN ENGLISHMEN feel they have become a “stranger in their own country” and their neighborhoods have “changed beyond recognition.” If there is “tension” in the land, just blame it on the Romanians.

It is clear to any Englishman who wants to pick up garbage or work on farms that all those good jobs are being taken away from native born blokes. Farage only wants immigrants who earn $40,000 a year and have skills to develop jobs for native born Englishmen to be allowed in his nation. It is time to block entry of unskilled workers in order to ensure that England’s garbage is picked up by native born people! If the Conservative Party, led by native born Englishmen, can not fix the economy, you know who to blame for economic problems. It is them BULGARIANS!