Category Archives: UK

A Simple Spy Story

We inhabit a world in which the forces of secrecy control information concerning our every day lives. We inhabit a world in which spy agencies constantly are invading our personal life in order to carry out allegedly important acts related to the every ominous, “security of the nation.” The spy agency alone decides what constitutes an issue of “national security” and whether or not anyone, and they mean, anyone has the right to know what they know. Professor Fransis Grosjean of the University of Neuchatel in Switzerland has been engaged for years in seeking information about his mother and father. His father was a French pilot who escaped the Germans and flew to France in 1940. He was asked by M15 to work for them. A German spy in England contacted the pilot and asked him to work for Germany. Professor Grosjean now believes his mother, who was then married to another man, divorced the man at the request of M15 and married his father. In other words, the professor and his sister were products of an M15 operation. His mother married his father in order to keep watch on his activities. After the war ended, she divorced him.

A simple request in 2004 to M15 about an event that occurred in 1941 met with the response from the spy agency, “any record we might have would be unlikely to be released in the foreseeable future.” They cited national security. All the professor wants to know is whether or not his mom worked for M15 and spied on his dad. According to M15: “it is longstanding policy not to confirm nor deny whether an individual was ever an agent.” I assume on grounds of national security.

Mother Russia Wants To Protect Her Children

I must confess not being able to understand why the American government or the European Union does not agree that Mother Russia has a responsibility to take care of her flock of children. Our dear and beloved leader, Vladimir Putin, was forced to abandon his work with disabled people who were attempting to hold an Olympic Winter event and rush off to protect his fellow Russians who reside in the country of Ukraine or at his naval base in the Çrimea. Vladimir is simply a devoted son who cares for his fellow brothers and sisters who reside in the Fascist state of Ukraine and fear for their lives. Not only is Vladimir concerned, but about 20,000 Russian youth have rushed from their homes and sped to the Crimea without even waiting for orders from President Putin to make this effort. They also want to protect Russian people who are threatened by the Fascists in the Ukraine.

What else could Putin do but mobilize his armed forces on the border of Ukraine after learning that the Ukraine has accepted 50,000 volunteers to threaten his 120,000 men on the border with their tanks and artillery and air force? And, what does the West do? THEY threaten the peaceful people of Mother Russia with violence. God Bless Vladimir Putin for saving his fellow Russian citizens in the Ukraine and God Bless this man of peace!

Pray It’s A Boy!

The British newspaper, Independent, recently carried a series dealing with a rather unusual issue pertaining to abortion. The story claimed that it was common among certain ethnic groups in Great Britain to have an abortion if ultra sound indicated the foetus was that of a girl. The British Pregnancy Agency denounced the article as false claiming that sex never was an issue in relation to abortions. Obviously, there is not a survey that can offer absolute evidence that sex plays a role in abortion. However, we have Chinese statistics which clearly prove that more male than female babies are born-statistically impossible. There are similar numbers in India where among many it is common to abort a female foetus if the family wants a male heir.

The Independent interviewed a woman named, Samira, who was born in England of Pakistani heritage. She made clear that her husband wanted an abortion once they discovered she was pregnant with a female child. “I think about running away with her and have the baby elsewhere, but the thing is I can’t leave my children with him. I have my duty to my other children.”

This is anecdotal evidence, but is it true about the story for many women?

From 1914 To 2014

We are gradually working our way to the anniversary of the beginning of World War I back in 1914. The actual conflict began when the son of the Emperor of Austria Hungary was murdered by a young man named, Princip who believed the Slavic people were being persecuted and had to stand up for their rights. The actual scenario resulting in war took about eight weeks to unfold as nations warned one another about getting their armies ready for war. No one actually believed the road being taken was the road to war since diplomats were talking with one another and the thought that the end result would be war appeared too crazy to even consider. British Foreign Secretary William Hague warned the Russian government it had to end the attempt to make the Crimea part of Russia. Even as he spoke, thousands of Russians were cheering in the streets about the need to aid their Slavic brothers in the Crimea against oppression by Western Fascists. Most probably the Russian people support actions by their president.

Putin feels powerful sending troops into the Crimea knowing he has control over atomic weapons of destruction and he just wants to dare the West to oppose him. He also has control over oil and gas supplies that are needed by Western European nations. In the summer of 1914, the Russian government did not believe Germany would actually go to war over someone getting shot. The road to war just seemed to get shorter and shorter as nations threatened the use of force. William Hague warned of “the real danger of a shooting conflict.”

Is this a repeat scenario??

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?