"“We have lent a huge amount of money to the U.S. Of course we are concerned about the safety of our assets. To be honest, I am definitely a little worried.” "

Chinese premier Wen Jiabao 12th March 2009

""We have a financial system that is run by private shareholders, managed by private institutions, and we'd like to do our best to preserve that system."

Timothy Geithner US Secretary of the Treasury, previously President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.1/3/2009

Saturday, April 25, 2009

North West Muslim extremist jihadist bombers caused by Global Warming

Lord Patel was listening to BBC World Nws and an item was broadcast "Obesity elps cause Global warming" - apparently if fat bastards ate les hamburgers, there would be less beef catle, less farting cows, less Co2 etc, QED

In a blinding Flash the obvious corollary formed in the air , became real and evident.

1, When did you see a North West brownskinned, bearded exremist jihadist bomber wear Wellingtons ?

2, When did you see a North West brownskinned, bearded exremist jihadist bomber have or use an umbrella ?

3, When did you see a North West brownskinned, bearded exremist jihadist bomber wear swimming shorts ?

3, When did you see a North West brownskinned, bearded exremist jihadist bomber applying sun block or sun tan lotion ?

4. The weather forecasts on BBC TV always show the sunshine sweeping from the south as a BROWN front

5. It is hot and dusty in Waziristan,etc.,

6. It is cold and wet in North West England

North West brownskinned, bearded exremist jihadist bombersare ACTUALLY CAUSE OF GLOBAL WARMING - CLIMATE CHANGE.

If it is rainy (or sunny) blame the North West brownskinned, bearded exremist jihadist bombers.

Get rid of the North West brownskinned, bearded exremist jihadist bombers. and solve the prolems of GLOBAL WARMING - CLIMATE CHANGE. Immediately.

Condi Rice - she needs a bit of Memory Jogging

Condi Rice says she remembers meeting CIA boss George Tenet but "cannot recall" discussing sanctioning waterboading with him.

A simple solution (in the interests of constitutional accuracy) suggests itself.

Strip her to her pants and bra,manacle her hands, play heavy metal loud for a week, slam her against the wall.

If this doesn't jog her memory then say, hourly sessions of waterboarding - which seems to work with some folks.

You would, after all think that a Secretary of State would recall breaching the Constitution and sanction breaches by US citizens in ignoring Geneva Conventions.

Apparentely she has no problem remebering whole Mozart Sonatas.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Alastair in Wonderland's Budget - the dog that didn't bark

Regular readers will be aware we have followed the massive losses to the HMRC of VAT due to Missing Trader Fraud (MTIC).

This was running at an "estimated" £400 Mn a month (that's £4 Billion a year) for several years.

This is the last mention by Alastair of this black hole in his 2007 Pre-Budget report October 2007

At Page 98 we have ....

5.104 New estimates of Missing Trader Intra Community (MTIC) fraud, published today,show that the scale of attempted fraud fell by up to £1.5 Bn.in 2006-07, to between £2.25 Bn. and £3.25 Bn. The estimated impact on VAT receipts fell to between £1 Bn. and £2 Bn. These reduced estimates demonstrate the success of the Government’s strategy for tackling MTIC fraud. HMRC will take further steps to apply both criminal and civil sanctions to those who are found to be knowingly involved in fraudulent trading.
But does add .Changes in trade associated with VAT MTIC fraud mean that comparisons of volume and prices (both including and excluding trade associated with VAT MTIC fraud) should be treated with a great deal of caution.

To this you can add as detailed by Mr Murphy of Tax Research at the date of that PBR ...

- 14.2% of VAT is not collected. Current cost (my estimate based on HMRC data) - £13.24 billion

- £400 million of duty on spirits is not collected

- 13% of cigarettes are smuggled - cost £1.65 billion

- 56% of hand rolled tobacco is black market - cost £750 million

- £350 million of diesel duty is evaded in the UK

- 43% of all diesel duty is evaded in Northern Ireland (people cross the border) - cost £210 million

To which he adds .

- 13% of tax due by those subject to self assessment is lost

- 1.2% of PAYE and NI due on small and medium sized payrolls is lost

- About 14% of tax due by small and medium sized companies is lost.

The losses on that lot come to £5 billion - but their data is up to 5 years out of date - amazingly.

I’ve reflected on this data. Extrapolating the average tax lost on direct taxes and those taxes that probably behave like them and applying this to 2007/08 HMRC data then total direct tax losses might be £17.6 billion, VAT might be £13.2 billion and other indirect taxes £4.8 billion - a loss of £35.6 billion.

No wonder when it cam to calculating expected tax take darlin Alastair kept quiet.

.... remember, of the £Billions lost in MITC a mere few million have been recovered, although a few people are cooling their heels at HM pleasure.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Cambodia - the country Henry Kissinger secretly bombed

Atomic Sunrise blog with superb Flikr photostream of Cambodia .. well worth a visit.

See also VOA article on Cambodian Spiders Under Threat - Black, hairy and about the size of your palm, they build their nests in the forests around the small town of Skun (Skuan) North of Pnom Penh. Every day thousands are sold in the town's big spider market.

Fried in garlic and herbs, the spiders are piled high on wooden trays and sold to passing motorists for 50 cents US (Daily Income = $1.)

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

CPS kicks out Police request to keep North West 12 for lack of any evidence

As anticipated The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) have decided there was insufficient (or any evidence) evidence to press charges - or to convince magistrates to allow police to hold the North West 12 any longer.

It appears the one British resident and citizen is therefore free to go his merry way the other 11 are now in UK Border Agency custody and will almost certainly be deported.

However the 11 Pakistani nationals (complete with funny names, funny beards, brown skins and who are Muslims and have quite legal visas and other documentation ) have hit Catch 22 of the Home Office.

The kebab loving Home Secretary whose expenses claims make such exciting reading has considerable powers to deport foreign nationals whose presence is "not conducive to the public good" - and hard criminal evidence neded in a UK court is not needed.

The cases will now end up ith the Special Immigration Appeals Commission, which in essence a national security tribunal because it can (and you can be sure will) hear evidence in secret.

Mohammed Ayub, who represents 3 of the North West 11 says : "After 13 days in custody, during which no evidence of any wrongdoing was disclosed, they have now been released without charge."

"Our clients have no criminal history, they were here lawfully on student visas and all were pursuing their studies and working part-time. Our clients are neither extremists nor terrorists."

At the time of the raids Gordon Brown (Prime Minister) stated :"We have been investigating a major terrorist plot and we have got to act early. Our first concern is always the safety of the public.''

"It is right that we took the urgent action that we did over the course of yesterday.

"We are dealing with a very big terrorist plot. We have been following it for some time.

PS. Lord Carlile of Berriew QC will waste his time , and even more public money looking at the case as part of his ongoing role as independent reviewer of terrorism laws to say that everything was done leally etc, etc., .

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

President Ahmadinejad - speaking uncomfortable Truths

"Following World War II, they resorted to military aggression to make an entire nation homeless under the pretext of Jewish suffering and they sent migrants from Europe, the United States and other parts of the world in order to establish a totally racist government in occupied Palestine. And, in fact, in compensation for the dire consequences of racism in Europe, they helped bring to power the most cruel and repressive racist regime in Palestine. "

What President Ahmadinejad said at the Un Racism (?) Conference in Geneva on 20th April that so upset our Government - and many others.

Have you writen to your MP yet to ask him what is innnacurate about this brief assessment of the success of Zionism ?

Steph's Blog has more of the speech in English. In full on video PressTV

Bee Colony Collapse Disorder - a wasted opportunity and the Climate change mongerers win yet more funds to squander

""Aristotle identified bees as the most hard working of insects, and with one in three mouthfuls (of food ?) coming from insect-pollinated crops, we need to support bees and other pollinators. " is how Hilary Benn announced an " investment" of up to £10 Mn in research on pollinating insects - including honey and bumble bees, butterflies and moths.

Honey bees are dying across the world at a terrifying rate. The apian epidemic started in the United States, where entire populations of honey bees have simply vanished in the phenomenon known as colony collapse disorder (CCD). At least a quarter of America’s 2.5 million honeybee colonies have been wiped out already . UK funding on honeybee research in 1978 was £180,000.

This "invesment" is a joint initiative from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), Defra, the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), the Wellcome Trust and the Scottish Government and the Welsh Assembly .

The Press release accompanying this makes some odd, even absurd claims.."These insects are susceptible to a variety of disease and environmental threats, some of which have increased significantly over the last five to ten years. " - well .... yes .... varroa mite and the omni ‐present problem of bacterial brood disease, particularly European Foul Brood (EFB) and American Foul Brood (AFB). Nosema ceranae infection has also been found and is becoming increasingly common. Additional ‘exotic’ threats from the possible arrival in the UK of Small Hive Beetle (SHB) and Tropilaelaps mites have generated further concern for the future of beekeeping.

The Press release then makes the astonishing claim that ..."Climate change, in particular warmer winters and wetter summers, has had a major impact on pollinators." Which is total bollocks and not an argument that would be welcomed by any beekeeper.

What is even more worrying is the fact that "The funding will be made available to research teams across the UK under the Living With Environmental Change (LWEC) partnership." (who ?) ..."Living with Environmental Change (LWEC) is a collaborative partnership involving the UK research councils, business and policy-making organisations and was launched on 18th June 2008. LWEC will invest £1 billion over five years in programmes to address national and international needs arising from the pace, magnitude and extent of climate and other types of environmental change.

So if you want money to investigate colony collapse disorder which was first reported in October 2006 in the US and has spread worldwide since, you had better have an environmental angle to your research or you are fucked. See the LWEC website for more news of the coming apocalypse.

Thoughts on Bee Colony Collapse

Sudden, unexpected collapse of bee colonies is , whilst not global, (Canada, Brazil, US, parts of Europe) is widespread - it's ecnomic consequences for agriculture, especially soft fruit are becoming increasingly severe.

1 A friend exports beeswax from Zambia to the US.

2. An important ingredient of high quality pipstick is beswax.

3. In the US posh ladies are very careful about what they put on (and in) their body orifices and as a result there are strict contrls over the levels of heavy metals allowed in beeswax for cosmetic use - lead, cadmium, chromium.

4. Beeeswax sourced in Europe and the US has unaccceptable levels of heavy metal contamination which is said to be due to the high levels of industrial pollutants which the bees collect in pollen and is concentrated in beeswax exudates.

5. Made in the (realtively ) poluttion free African rural air their beeswax finds a ready market and a premium price.

6. Ladies in Europe are not so lucky, controls are not so stringent and so they can OD on Cadmium as much as they wish.

Whilst there have been many theories about colony collapse there has been little success in finding a cause. see a post here - Saturday, September 08, 2007

Is US "Colony Collapse Disorder" due to the Israeli acute paralysis virus (IAPV) and a result of slackening import controls on honeybees ?

The 12,000 members of the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA founded 1874) represents 90 % of beekeepers within the UK and have tirelessly lobbied for help on CCD. They point out that at no cost they provide a pollination service to agriculture contributes over £165 million p.a. to the economy

The BBKA point out the stark reality of the gathering storm is evidenced by the 2007 ‐08 winter losses in England which reached a record 30%, almost double that of the previous year.

The end result will be in 5 years some specious clap trap about the loss of a butterflies and the fact that when it rains crop yields decline.

In short. Fuck All.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Andy ..throw shit in the fan and sometimes it comes back to slap you

In autumn 2005, just before the annual Tory Party Conference, Screws editor Andy Coulson ran a front page splash…


Illustrated with pictures of angel-faced Shadow Chancellor, George Osborne, it claimed that eleven years before, while he was at Oxford, the then flawless Osborne was said, without any convincing corroboration, to have been watched by ‘dominatrix’ hooker, Natalie Rowe, snorting a line of coke. Her boyfriend, an unnamed friend of Osborne’s had gone on to become an addict, the report alleged....

(In an October 2008 story by the screws) Natalie, a hooker allegedly brought in to brighten up Bullingdon Club meetings (never mentioned in the 2005 story), “tells” (author of this drivel) Ms Nuwar ‘I felt an empathy with George because we were both outsiders.’ In the sense that he had been voted into the Bullingdon and she had not?

Which story the Daily mail re-cycle today by that well known scribbler " A Daily Mail Reporter" as I'll name and shame four top Tories, claims prostitute with links to George Obsorne (also Sunday Mirror)

Which is all very amusing because the NOTW editor when the riinal try surfaced was ... Andy Coulson who was appointed the Conservative Party's Director of Communications. Mr Coulson, 39, was of course (apart from sanctioning illegal access to royal telcoms ***) well known for his past stint as editor of The Sun's Bizarre pop gossip column.

Mr Cameron (The Conservative Party Leader) said: "Andy is a hugely experienced journalist. I am delighted that he has agreed to join my team.

"Andy will make a formidable contribution as a senior member of my team in building the most effective strategy and operation to win the next general election. I look forward very much to working with him".

*** Let us not forget that Clive Goodman, 49, of Putney, London, tapped into several hundred royal messages,and he and Glenn Mulcaire, 36, of Sutton, Surrey, were jailed for six months after pleading guilty

Sunday, April 19, 2009

More delays before Boeing 787 enters commercial service

American Airlines revealed on Thursday in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing that their Boeing 787's, ordered for the US's second largest airline, will now arrive a further year late - in the second half of 2013.

The Texas-based company has ordered 42 Boeing 787-9 aircraft, to be delivered between September 2012 and 2019.

Under its contract with Boeing, American isn't obliged to acquire the jets if it and its pilots union can't agree on work rules for the jets or if doesn't confirm its purchase agreement with Boeing at least 18 months before the scheduled delivery date for an aircraft.

Gulf Air orders more 787's

Gulf Air of Bahrain has exercised options to add 8 more Boeing 787s to their earlier order for 16 planes.

This is the first this year for Boeing and gives Boeing a net of four new jetliner orders for the year, after 32 cancellations because of the recession.

Boeing ( one of the great engines of US industry and exports) has been issuing monthly layoff notices after announcing in January it would cut 10,000 jobs this year. Earlier this month Boeing announced it would scale back production of the 777, which is produced at the widebody factory in Everett.


Air France (with one of the largest 777 fleets in the world) took delivery last wek of the 777th Boeing 777 airplane. The new Boeing 777-300ER also will be the first to bear a new Air France livery and company brand identity. see pic.

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