October 28, 2009

So, how's that working out for you?

About a decade ago the UK pretty much completely banned gun ownership. Hilarity, by which I mean an 89% increase in gun crime then ensued.

Yeah, no one saw that coming.  And by no one, of course, I mean anyone with half a functioning brain cell.  Let's see, you tell the world that the citizenry can't defend itself.  Who could possibly anticipate that criminals would leap all over that.

It's things like this that contribute to the disturbing rise of the BNP in the UK.  Let's get one thing clear, I loathe the BNP.  They're neo-Nazis, pretty much straight up.  Now, I think they have every right to exist and to speak.  Hell, I much prefer it when people self-identify as idiots.  But it certainly appears that the Tories and Labour really don't want to talk about the things that matter to the average citizen.  The BNP does.  If that's the only option, well, people are going to take it.  And that's greatly disturbing. 

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October 25, 2009

Why do we have a "FAIL Britannia" category?

Because of stuff like this:

With his greeting of 'Evenin' all', Dixon of Dock Green embodied the values of the solid, commonsense copper.

But his reassuring salutation, which began each episode of the classic police TV drama from 1955 to 1976, is one which today's real-life officers should be wary of using.

According to one force's official guidelines, it could confuse people from different cultural backgrounds.

Warwickshire Police's handbook Policing Our Communities, issued to every member of its staff, gives advice on communicating with people from different ethnic groups in a section entitled Communication, Some Dos & Don’ts.

It states: 'Don't assume those words for the time of day, such as afternoon or evening, have the same meaning.'

Check out the link for a spokesman's incredibly lame explanation for how this type of greeting could potentially be confusing...for Americans. Yeah.

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October 20, 2009

A nation of cowards

If this is any indication, it looks like we backward Americans may need to have a "dialogue about race" after all...

Racial intimidation and violence became a 'feature of the life of the school' with eruptions of 'extreme acts of violence', it was alleged.
Oh, wait...

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October 12, 2009

Great moments in Socialized Medicine vol. MMDCXXVIII

All that talk about "death panels" is just a bunch of nonsense cooked up in the fevered imagination of a stupid snowbilly twit from the hinterlands, right? Right?

A grandfather who beat cancer was wrongly told the disease had returned and left to die at a hospice which pioneered a controversial 'death pathway'.

Doctors said there was nothing more they could do for 76-year- old Jack Jones, and his family claim he was denied food, water and medication except painkillers.

He died within two weeks. But tests after his death found that his cancer had not come back and he was in fact suffering from pneumonia brought on by a chest infection.

To his family's horror, they were told he could have recovered if he'd been given the correct treatment
Hey, but at least his health care was free, huh? And besides, with an old guy like that out of the way, just think of the savings!

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October 11, 2009

Death Panels

It's all just a silly bit of inflammatory craziness from from that crazy wingnut snowbilly Palin, right?  Wrong my friends, very wrong,

Hazel Fenton, from East Sussex, is alive nine months after medics ruled she had only days to live, withdrew her antibiotics and denied her artificial feeding. The former school matron had been placed on a controversial care plan intended to ease the last days of dying patients.

Doctors say Fenton is an example of patients who have been condemned to death on the Liverpool care pathway plan. They argue that while it is suitable for patients who do have only days to live, it is being used more widely in the NHS, denying treatment to elderly patients who are not dying.

Fenton’s daughter, Christine Ball, who had been looking after her mother before she was admitted to the Conquest hospital in Hastings, East Sussex, on January 11, says she had to fight hospital staff for weeks before her mother was taken off the plan and given artificial feeding.

Ball, 42, from Robertsbridge, East Sussex, said: “My mother was going to be left to starve and dehydrate to death. It really is a subterfuge for legalised euthanasia of the elderly on the NHS. ”

Britain is what will come to America if we ever let these bastards seize our health care system.  Count on it.  If you give government control over your health, they control your life.  Don't allow that to happen.

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October 02, 2009

John gives her 4 STDs out of 5

One of Gordon Brown's Deputy Ministers is demanding Gov. Schwarzenegger shut down a site based in California that allows prostitutes to post profiles of UK-based prostitutes, clients are allowed to rate them and their services, just like product reviews on any other site.  Seems to me that they aren't so much concerned with the prostitution as they are embarrassed by the fact that said prostitution is being announced to the world on the intarwebs. 

I'm also inclined to think that the Governator is a little preoccupied with his state that is teetering on the edge of bankruptcy as productive businesses and individuals flee the socialist paradise which has been built there, and won't waste his time playing net nanny...then again, I could be wrong.

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