And God said Let The be Oil … and lo there was oil.

When Golda Mier, Isrsael’s Prime Minister back in the 1960s complained “Why did God lead us to the one place in the middle east where there was no oil and comedian Jackie Mason wisecracked, “What idiot put our oil underr their sand,” neither knew how wrong they were.

As the green lobby revs up for a good wail and gnash of teeth about fracking shale gas reserves the Israeli’s are finding that for decades they have been sitting on the biggest oil bonanza since Jed Clampitt struck lucky in The Beverley Hillbillies.

What will this mean to middle east politics? Read Ian P-J: Tensions Boil As Israeli Oil Riches Grow

One think’s for sure; those green meanies are going to be getting even more anti Semitic

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Katabasis on 60 Inglorious Years

I found this post on the Katabasis blog. It is quite interesting and if you think I’m a hardline anti European it will be an education for you. It was posted a couple of weeks ago.

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Dear Maj,
So it has been sixty years. It is time for us to have a chat. I usually steer clear of collectivist language but today it seems appropriate. For today it is clear that any beneficent collective identity has been ripped away from us under your stewardship and what I have come to claim as positive and peculiarly ‘British’ in the demeanour I yet share with so many of my countrymen and women is now looked upon as an evil anachronism, whilst you somehow are not.

Seven times they were asked to sign. And seven times they signed. Each time the Sovereign looked on whilst the sovereignty of which she was supposed to be protector unto death was packaged up and sold off to a foreign and unaccountable power.

And yet you did nothing.

Even as you looked on, your son the Clown Prince Chuckles, stood in the Traitor’s Parliament and wittered on about how wonderful it was and that more power should be transferred as was humanly possible. He who hateth his subjects so: The Son of the Sovereign boasted how he would like to siphon off the thimble full of sovereignty still remaining to the mendacious mandarins of the continent and all their satanic little helpers in our own parliament of whores.

And yet you did nothing.

The country was made morally bankrupt in the world’s eyes as it pursued two horrific invasions and occupations, slaughtering thousands, maiming tens of thousands, forever destroying the lives of millions and leaving our descendants with foreign policy consequences for generations to come. All based on the lies and ambitions of a few men whom I can scarcely believe are human never mind that such worms are permitted to prosper. Even those who claimed realpolitik advantage with our once great daughter civilisation in the Americas were shown to be fools as even now when our own citizens are genuinely in need in the Falklands, even supposed allies turn against us. All that blood and treasure expended – for what?

And yet you did nothing …

Read the rest of Dear Maj. at Katabasis

Old Bastards Are Robbing The Young

The Intergenerational Foundation (IF) think tank has got itself in the news again. This taxpayer funded front for a bunch of unreconstructed Marxists not so long ago came up with a wizard plan to boot older people out of their homes, believing in typical neo – Stalinist fashion that what people do with privately owned property is in any way business of government bureaucracies.

Now they are wailing and gnashing teeth over how hard done by the younger generation are and how it’s all the fault of those greedy, selfish, wrinkly old gits who worked hard and bought their houses:

An IF press release announcing their latest report claims;
Younger people in the UK are losing out financially and politically to older generations.

The Intergenerational Fairness Index suggests the prospects of younger people have “nose-dived” since the start of the financial crisis in 2008.

The index uses official statistics to compare different generations’ stakes in key areas from income and employment to housing, pensions and education.

Co-author Angus Hanton said the plight of younger generations was clear.

“The index shows that poorer young people are financing richer old people as our society grapples with demographic change and increasing longevity.”

Utter and absolute bollocks. Everyone has suffered as a consequence of the economic difficulties. Many older people as well as young people lost work as a direct consequence of the 2008 economic crisis and the fallout from it and have seen their lives turned upside down.

It is not the fault of people who did not lose their jobs or whose businesses have continued to prosper.

Now would the person who recently tagged me a Tory because I am not a rabid Marxist like to defend this piece of neo Stalinist thinking. And if you try, be sure I will have the Oswaldtwistle Peoples’ Frond round to have you out of your house double quick.

Meanwhile, the Golden Orwell award to the Intergenerational Foundation. There is only one thing preventing these people proposing euthanasia as their next egalitarian idea for creating a socialist utopia.

They have already done it.

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Litttle Nicky Says ‘I Told You So’ Again

The EU’s elite bureaucrats have unveiled their vision for the future of monetary union among the Euro zone nations.

The ideas are backed by the leading proponents of the fascist superstate agenda pro integration Europgroup’s Herman Van Rompuy and Uncle Joe Stalin tribute act, Jose Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission . The leading New World Order supporters in the European Union hierarchy have unveiled their vision for the future, in which the Brussels bureauracy would have far more power to overrule elected parliaments and suppress national sovereignty.

It includes the creation of a European treasury, which would have powers over national budgets and be able to dictate how national governments spend their taxpayers’ money.

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said it was “a defining moment for European integration”.

The document, released ahead of Thursday’s EU summit, said greater fiscal union could lead to common debt being issued by eurozone countries. In other words norther European nations pay for the irresponsibility of the Mediterranean shore’s economic basket cases.

There would also be banking union, with a single European banking regulator and a unified deposit guarantee scheme. This is a blatant bid to destroy the British financial services industry which, no matter how much you hate bankers, our economy and future prosperity is far too dependent on for us to let it be sunk.

It’s time we cried havoc and let slip the dogs of war. If Europe wants to dstroy our banks, let our banks destroy Europe. So long as they pay tax on the billions they will make from doing it we’re laughing.

Egypt, Islam and Democracy

The military are still the power behind the throne in Egypt despite the victory of the Muslim Brotherhood candidate in the Presidential election.They appear to have learned a lesson from events in a Algeria over two decades ago. In December 1991, an Islamist party calling itself the Islamic Salvation Front (FIS) won an outright majority in the first round of Algeria’s parliamentary election. The army immediately responded by cancelling the second round of the contest, which would have taken place in January 1992. Algeria’s ruling military council then mounted a thinly disguised coup that sealed their dominance of Algerian politics.

Since, the “Algeria option” has become shorthand for preventing Islamist parties from actually taking power even if they happen to win elections. It has also become shorthand for bloodshed, folly and failure. The Algerian army’s catastrophic decision forced the country’s Islamist movement underground, rendered it far more extreme and compelled its leaders to take up arms. The result was a terrible civil war which, by the turn of the millennium, had claimed 100,000 lives. Although much abated, this conflict continues to this day. Meanwhile, some of Algeria’s Islamists allied with al-Qaeda and helped to form a terrorist organisation that has now spread across a swathe of Africa.

So the Egyptian generals did not go so far as to rob Mohammed Morsi, a pillar of the Muslim Brotherhood, of his victory in the presidential election. They will allow him to take office, while seeking to constrain his power and solidify their own role, to the extend of overturning the results of parliamentary elections and appointing members to the assembly.

But thery have not ignited the highly volatile situation by simply installing their man as President. Such comtempt for the electorate could have triggered civil conflict. It is worth noting that the President elect, who has not taken office yet, has already said he wants closer ties with the Shi’ite regime in Iran. We cand only wait to see how the Sunni dominated Egyptian military will react to that.

All this again demonstrates why Little #Nicky has always been right to oppose intervention in the internal political affairs of middle eastern nations. They have their own ways of doing things which we do not understand. Intervention, no matter how well intentioned, in national conflicts, no matter how bloody, is far more likely to make things worse rather than better.

How The United Nations Disappeared 50 Million Climate Refugees

Whatever happened to all those millions of refugees who were going to be heading our way when they were made homeless by the effects of climate change? you might well ask. You probably wouldn’t because like me you had forgotten about them. Some diligent people have not and so the question has been raised. And the Unied Nations lies, deceptions and Orwellian rewriting of the past machine has gone into overdrive.

One of the people on the UN’s case is Anthony Watts, Meteorologist and Climate Blogger who has an interesting article in The Daily Caller. Here’s a teaser:

Oh boy, government idiocy at its finest. Not only is the original claim bogus, the attempts to disappear it are hilariously inept. Apparently, they’ve never heard of Google Cache at the UN. Rather than simply saying “we were wrong,” they’ve now brought even more distrust onto the UN.

Back on April 11th, Gavin Atkins of Asian Correspondent asked this simple question: What happened to the climate refugees?

It is a valid question, and he backs it up with census numbers. Here’s the first part of his story.

In 2005, the United Nations Environment Programme predicted that climate change would create 50 million climate refugees by 2010. These people, it was said, would flee a range of disasters including sea level rise, increases in the numbers and severity of hurricanes, and disruption to food production.

The UNEP even provided a handy map. The map shows us the places most at risk including the very sensitive low lying islands of the Pacific and Caribbean.

It so happens that just a few of these islands and other places most at risk have since had censuses, so it should be possible for us now to get some idea of the devastating impact climate change is having on their population. Let’s have a look at the evidence:

Read the full article on the Missing 50 Million Climate Refugees:

The Threat To Free Speech

When the law forbids us to insult or offend somebody, to insult or offend a religion, race, skin colour or sexual preference, free speech and other important democratic rights are under threat.

When the law then goes on to say that anyone accused of these offences has no right to defend themselves and the word of the accuser is sufficient evidence on which to obtain a conviction then we have abandoned justice and returned to the law of the medieval witch hunts.

These stupid laws insult the public and threaten free speech

Beware the siren voices of the left who hide their abhorrence of freedom and invividuality behind a mask of political correctness. Everything we say and do could be interpreted by somebody as aggressive or insulting. There have been cases of a look being deemed racially or sexually harrassing.

Stand up for your right to express your opinions by being grown up enough to ignore things you overhear that might not even refer to you but could equally be said because you behaved like an arse towards somebody else.

Nobody promised life was fair. And making life sterile by imposing conformity on everybody will not actually make life any fairer.