Friday, May 24, 2013

Response to a UK soldier being hacked to death on a London Street

This is the real reason why I quit England and came to live in Thailand ten years ago: It makes no difference which political party is in power at Westminster, they only care about human rights for immigrants and little about the rights of true English people:

From Wednesday just gone came this utterly shocking story: British soldier hacked to death in suspected Islamist attack

Then yesterday came this not-at-all surprising story: Woolwich: EDL Protests As Mosques Targeted

I suspect there's a lot more of that to come - if you read the comments below the second story, you'll see clearly what I already know but which UK politicians constantly ignore: that true English people are totally sick and tired of the endless uncontrolled immigration into England, and the fact that non-English people get treated much better than English people.

To cap it all off, if you are a true English white person like me and you talk in public in England in such a way as to vociferously criticise this whole immigration/Islam issue, you can actually get into trouble with the law for being racist and/or inciting racial hatred! And yet if non-English people talk in public in a similar way, criticising England and English people in truly hateful ways, nothing is done to them! Seriously, what do "the powers that be" think is going to happen in the end? How stupid are they?

Very stupid, clearly. In 1968 a great English man and a very conscientious politician (probably the last one of those ever!), Enoch Powell, made a very famous speech about the dangers of uncontrolled immigration (click on those two previous links and read what's there if you care about the truth, by the way).

The speech caused great controversy at the time (to put it mildly), but it has since turned out to be so prophetic that it seems dear old Enoch must have borrowed Dr. Who's "Tardis" and taken a peek into his then future (our present).

It would be most wise for those in power in England to, at long, long last, pay urgent attention to what Mr. Powell said all those years ago, and to what almost every single English person is saying today, namely: Stop the uncontrolled immigration into England!!! And get rid of the ridiculous Human Rights Act which only favors those who do not deserve human rights!!!

Failure to do so will, I am afraid, and as Enoch so eloquently and accurately put it, lead to "the River Tiber foaming with much blood."

God Save the Queen!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

English football has gone mad!

Here's an excellent article by Jim White in today's, which I totally agree with:

At the time of writing, the plans for the Stoke Sentinel’s Tony Pulis 16-page souvenir supplement were still up in the air.

But doubtless the production will be straight forward, without frill or artifice, getting to the point with minimum fuss, a route one publication.

Arsenal fans may disagree, but we’ll miss Pulis. In his tracksuit and cap he was the manager who most resembled a touchline dad, ranting and shouting his way through a Premier League season. In press conferences he always stood up, perhaps to convey a message of urgency and momentum. Either that, or he suffered from some vicious piles.

And now he has gone, the Premier League managerial landscape has altered irrevocably. With Sir Alex Ferguson and David Moyes also taking their leave from long-held sinecures, Arsene Wenger is now the only manager in the country’s top division who was appointed before 2010. Indeed, all the other 91 clubs in league football have changed their manager since Arsenal last won a trophy, in 2005. What an incredible statistic that is of a business that has lost all faith in stability.

After Wenger, the second longest serving top flight boss is now Alan Pardew, who has been at St James’s Park for 2 years and 157 days. Though if the rumours of his imminent departure swirling around Newcastle turn out to be true, at the start of the season the runner up to Wenger will be Sam Allardyce, who is just about to clock up two seasons at the Boleyn Ground. When the three clubs without managers have found their next man, 12 of our top clubs will be under the control of a boss who has been in situ for less than a year. So much for continuity. So much for longevity. So much for creating a footballing legacy.

Monday, May 20, 2013

In 2015 the first British person will "officially" go into space

I just read this interesting article in via Sky News today:

The British space industry is being given a boost with confirmation that Britain's first official astronaut is to take part in a mission on the International Space Station in 2015.

Major Tim Peake has undergone 14 months of rigorous training, which has included survival courses and exercises under water and underground.

Now almost three years after graduating as an astronaut, the 41-year-old former major and helicopter pilot in the British Army Air Corps has been selected to fly on a five-month mission on the international space station.

He has been training under water, underground, completed survival courses and now, almost three years after graduating as an astronaut, he has been selected for a five-month mission on the ISS.

Canada's singing spaceman Chris Hadfield has used social media to give incredible insight into life in orbit. His tour ended last week - and Peake's will start in two years' time.

Speaking after his selection for the programme, he said: "I applied to become an astronaut with the European Space Agency because I believe for me it's a unique opportunity in my life to become part of a team that can have such a positive impact on society.

"I believe humankind faces some enormous challenges this century, and the space arena is going to be fundamental in overcoming some of those challenges."

Peake will face his own personal challenges - getting used to life without gravity, and his family.

His living quarters during the mission will be barely the size of a phone box.

Space writer Nick Spall said: "Space can make lots of money. The satellite industry's very successful, but space isn't just about building satellites or building robots to explore the solar system.

"It's also human space flight as well, and all the developed countries, and in particular the emerging developed countries, China, India, are commiting themselves to human space flight, so it's a case of Britain joining in."

Although British-born adventurers like Helen Sharman and Piers Sellers have been into space before, Peake will officially be the first British astronaut.

The others either took American citizenship or their missions were privately funded.

But when his Soyuz rocket blasts off from Kazakhstan he will be focused more on where he is going than where he has come from.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

A must-have Dan Dare: Pilot of the Future book

If you're a Dan Dare fan, a comic-book fan or a general sci-fi fan, here is a book that I totally recommend you to get a copy of:

Dan Dare: Spacefleet Operations Manual (Haynes Owner's Workshop Manual)

(The link will take you to an excellent illustrated review of the book in the Mail Online website)

Whether you love Amazon or hate it, as usual they seem to have the best deal on the book, in this case at the site.