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Where Your Money Goes

26th February 2012

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Comment: Now, could we please stop talking about how we need more taxes to pay for roads and bridges or to help the poor? The main function of our government is to write checks to middle-class and wealthy voters. And that’s the reason its finances are in the toilet.

Gone to goldbricks, every one….

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Iranian Court Issues Final Order for Pastor Nadarkhani Execution

26th February 2012

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People from all over the world poured into the street when convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal faced execution (since reduced to life in prison). Will we see a similar reaction to Iran’s apparently pending execution of Youcef Nardarkhani for the “crime” of converting to Christianity?

Your future under Islam. Don’t say you weren’t warned.

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HAPPY DANCE SUNDAY

26th February 2012

Walk of Life

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Dubai: Muslim Murders Woman, Then Goes to Mosque to Pray

25th February 2012

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Muhammad Parvez called 911 to tell them he had killed his daughter Aqsa after he murdered her for not wearing the hijab. His calm after the killing, and his turning himself in, is common with Islamic honor murders and other killings and attempted killings: one notable example came in February 2009, after moderate Muslim leader Muzzammil Hassan beheaded his wife. He went to a police station, shook an officer’s hand, and then shocked the unsuspecting policeman by telling him: “I want to tell you that I just killed my wife and I’m here to turn myself in.” Similarly, when Mohammed Reza Taheri-Azar drove an SUV onto the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and attempted to run over and kill as many students as possible (he killed none but injured nine), he appeared serene and even happy after the attack. Seattle jihad shooter Naveed Haq was calm during a traffic stop just twenty minutes before he starting murdering Jews for Allah at the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle.

Another pointed reminder the Islam is a religion for murderers and thieves.

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Anti-Poverty Activists Indicted for Grand Theft

25th February 2012

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Anti-poverty activists in California were indicted yesterday for spending more than $200,000 in taxpayer money on lavish steak dinners and massages.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the husband and wife in charge of the Associated Community Action Program were each charged with one count of grand theft, conspiracy, and crime by a public officer.

I guess the poverty they were seeking to assuage was their own. Who knew?

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Somalia: Al-Shabaab Abducting Teenage Girls to “Marry” Jihadists

25th February 2012

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Actually, that’s called rape, not marriage. But the Qur’an provides for sexual relations with “those whom your right hands possess,” whether they are already married or not (4:24).

Another pointed reminder the Islam is a religion of robbers and rapists.

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Stupidity of a Child’s Name Relative to the Wealth of the Parents

25th February 2012

An Informative Chart.

Really, everybody knows this.

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“He Should Write a Check and Shut Up”

25th February 2012

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Chris Christie on Warren Buffet: The gift that keeps on giving.

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Shocker: Iran Uncooperative With Nuclear Inspection Team

25th February 2012

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News that just turns your world upside down.

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Space Elevator Could Be Built in 40 Years

25th February 2012

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As if anybody cares.

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“Texting is Ebonics for White Kids”

25th February 2012

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Content of Women’s Magazines

25th February 2012

An Informative Chart.

Tell the truth: You’ve always wondered….

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Big Labor’s Democratic Convention

25th February 2012

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Local businessmen in the least-unionized state in the country are worried that organizers of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., are putting the Democratic Party’s alliance with organized labor ahead of local businesses—as well as state law.

They wouldn’t do that — would they?

“You’re looking at a city that has virtually no unions, so even if one contract is awarded and union labor is brought in from the outside it is going cause concern to area employers,” he said. “They will be extremely upset if outside union labor is brought in above local non-union labor.”

They wouldn’t do that — would they?

“Look, it is their prerogative to use union help,” he said. “In fact, they would be foolish not to scratch the back that scratches theirs, but it’s the lies and secrecy and the shroud of silence that really concerns me, saying they’re going to use local labor and then bringing in these outside firms.”

They wouldn’t do that — would they?

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Sapphire in the Rough: $100 Million in Taxpayer Money; 36 Jobs Created

25th February 2012

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The federal government awarded Sapphire Energy, a green energy concern, more than $100 million for a project that is behind schedule, has only created a fraction of its expected jobs, and is, according to some experts, at least a decade away from creating a viable product.

Why not just give them a check? It would be cheaper.

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2 American Servicemen Killed in Afghanistan

25th February 2012

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At least two Americans were killed inside the interior ministry in Kabul, a senior Afghan police official said Saturday.

According to the International Security Assistance Force, initial reports indicated that “an individual” turned his weapon against NATO service members.

My, what a surprise. Aren’t you surprised? I’m sure surprised.

“They were part of the advisory mission there,” the official said. “At this stage we can’t say why they were killed.”

Possibly the only one in the world who can’t. (1) They weren’t Muslim and (2) they were American.

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The ‘Fairness’ Fraud

25th February 2012

Thomas Sowell lays out some inconvenient truth.

During a recent Fox News Channel debate about the Obama administration’s tax policies, Democrat Bob Beckel raised the issue of “fairness.”

He pointed out that a child born to a poor woman in the Bronx enters the world with far worse prospects than a child born to an affluent couple in Connecticut.

No one can deny that. The relevant question, however, is: How does allowing politicians to take more money in taxes from successful people, to squander in ways that will improve their own reelection prospects, make anything more “fair” for others?

Forget what they say they want the money for; look at what they actually do with it.

Even if additional tax revenue all went to poor single mothers — which it will not — the multiple problems of children raised by poor single mothers would not be cured by throwing money at them. Indeed, the skyrocketing of unwed motherhood began when government welfare programs began throwing money at teenage girls who got pregnant.

Children born and raised without fathers are a major problem to society and to themselves. There is nothing “fair” about increasing the number of such children.

It does, however, increase the number of Underclass who want handouts and will gladly vote for the Democrats who promise them.

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Verizon Drops Muslim Cable Channel A YEAR After Owner Beheaded His Wife at TV Studio

25th February 2012

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Well, you know, they don’t want to rush into anything.

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Boffins Build Blood-Swimming Medical Microbot

25th February 2012

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And about time, too.

The breakthrough at the heart of what her group’s ISSCC paper defines as “fully autonomous implantable systems with locomotion” was how to wirelessly supply power to a tiny chip that can swim in your blood – or in any fluid, for that matter. Simply put, earlier assumptions about how electromagnetic power would traverse human tissue were wrong.

It had been assumed for years that the high-frequency waves required for antennas small enough to fit on an intraveneous voyager would be absorbed by muscles, guts, and other innards, but Poon’s research discovered that not to be the case.

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Chelsea Clinton Planning to Stay on at NBC; Insiders, Critics Wonder Why

25th February 2012

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Children of the Crust will never lack for employment. Of course, no one named Bush would ever get such an opportunity.

NBC insiders tell FoxNews.com that Clinton is doing a job meant for deserving journalists within the network who have toiled for years, and sometimes decades, in the trenches to get the chance to produce segments and report them on air.

And yet businessmen who have worked just as long and hard for their success, and actually produce something of value, are fair game, eh? Sauce for the goose, I think.

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UK: 50p Tax Rate ‘Failing to Boost Revenues’

24th February 2012

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The amount of income tax paid fell sharply last month in the first formal indication that the new 50p higher rate is not raising the expected amount of revenue.

Funny thing about that — when you go to soak the rich, the rich take shelter … and you lose not only the increase but even what you would have gotten at the old rate. When will governments learn that people react to disincentives?

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Obama Approaches the Key 50% Mark

24th February 2012

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‘What “key 50% mark”?’, I hear you ask. The key 50% mark at which the tax-eaters outnumber the tax-payers. That’s the tipping point at which the  tax-payers realize that theirs is a losing demographic, and so the rush to go from tax-payer to tax-eater becomes a flood, and the system slides every faster into bankruptcy, at which point the starving masses are willing to do anything to keep the wolf from the door, and so the New World Order arises in waves of blood and iron.

Mark my words. It’s coming. And it probably speaks Arabic.

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Who Perpetuates Secret Societies in the Internet Era?

24th February 2012

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Imagine you’re the Rosicrucians (sorry, I don’t know why I’m picking on the Rosicrucians, nothing against them, bear with me) trying to recruit new members. New 25-year-olds. (Without new 25-year-olds, how will the society continue?) Well, whatever 25-year-olds you make your sales pitch to, they will just go home and wiki all the stuff on Rosicrucians they can find. They’ll post to their Facebook wall ‘just got back from rosicrucian mtg, should i join lol?’ Some of it might sound intriguing but they will also very quickly discover (a) there’s not much ‘there’ there and (b) there are a zillion things just like it, or similar to it, and (c) it all seems pretty made-up and fake. And they’ll see that they could just as easily learn about those things by clicking through some webpages some bored evening rather than doing the whole actually-join-the-secret-society jazz and spending years of their lives hanging out with the actual people. At the very least they’ll see just how much ridicule out there awaits people who actually believe in all that malarkey (whereas in times past, maybe the full extent and weight of said ridicule could be more easily avoided and denied).

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Double Standards

24th February 2012

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 I think it gets it exactly right, that while both Santorum and Obama say that marriage is between a man and a woman only, everybody knows that only Santorum actually means it, and Obama is just saying so.

We seem to have discovered a moral hazard that is really, really hazardous and arguably not very moral either.  It would be funny if it weren’t so sad that the descendants of the people who brought us prohibition should now have done so much to create a society where the men sit around and play video games and the women work and have babies the fathers of whom are long gone (see above) in ever increasing numbers.  And the solution to this is somehow that we all should subsidize the already dirt cheap Pill (presumably because cigarettes and lottery tickets are so expensive).  And all this somehow follows from hygiene.  Very strange.  It’s all as clean and sterile as a condom still in its foil wrapper and as pastel as diaphram case and yet it ends up with a 4 month old whose daiper hasn’t been changed in two days.  Go figure.  But here I am being naive.  I am forgetting that the solution to failed policy is always more of the same.

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Paraprosdokian, Anyone?

24th February 2012

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No, it’s not a joke involving Armenians.

2. The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it’s still on my list.

8. I used to be indecisive. Now I’m not so sure.

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Report: Afghan Police Rescue 41 Children From Becoming Suicide Bombers

23rd February 2012

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That’s some fine Religion o’ Peace you got there, Mohammed.

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Taxpayers Will Foot Flight Costs for Posh Obama Florida Fundraising Trip

23rd February 2012

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President Obama has added two more fundraisers to his South Florida trip this week, including a $25,000-per-ticket lunch in Coral Gables. Obama will attend a fundraiser at NBA player Vince Carter’s home Thursday night.

Air Force One costs $181,757 per hour in taxpayer money to operate. The average air time for flights between Reagan National Airport and Miami International Airport is two hours and eight minutes; given the Air Force One costs, the flight will cost taxpayers approximately $360,000.

My, what a surprise. Aren’t you surprised? I’m sure surprised.

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N.J.: Town “Official Bemoans $12K in Paperwork to Remove Tree From Creek”

23rd February 2012

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New Jersey: “The state Department of Environmental Protection requires permits and engineering work totaling $12,000 before the township can pull a tree out of a creek near Pittstown, Committeeman Scott Bauman told the Township Committee on Feb. 9.” The tree fell on private property and is causing a drainage problem by obstructing the creek.

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Pancake Day: Prof Smith’s Perfect Pancake Flipping Method

23rd February 2012

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Don’t say we never have useful stuff here.

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Follow the Money

23rd February 2012

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MSN.com has compiled a list of the 15 richest counties in America, according to the 2010 census. Of these 15, five are in Maryland (Howard, Montgomery, Calvert, St. Mary’s, Charles) and five are in Virginia (Loudoun, Fairfax, Arlington, Stafford, Prince William). Four of the remaining five are in the New York City area, and one is in Colorado. No Silicon Valley, nothing in the Chicago area, no oil wealth, no Southern California . . .

That’s what’s wrong with this country: You want to get rich, go to Washington.

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Staying Rogue: Retailers Ignore Ban, Continue to Traffic in Food Stamps

23rd February 2012

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‘It’s free! It’s free! Just swipe your EBT!’

Wondering why we’re trillions in debt? Look no farther.

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Michelle Obama Loves the Corporate Cash in Exclusive Colorado Ski Resort From Non-Union Employers

23rd February 2012

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Welcome to the 1%, Michelle.

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China’s High-Speed Rail Project Runs Out of Steam

23rd February 2012

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Not even a Communist dictatorship can make trains useful.

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Heavy Hangs the Bandwidth That Torrents the Crown

23rd February 2012

Andy Ihnatko calls out the entertainment establishment.

Consumers couldn’t make their desires any more clear. We’ve got money to spend on TV and movies, but now we’re looking for it on iTunes and Netflix and through all other kinds of network-connected devices. If a distributor shows up in any of those places with a product we want, we’ll buy it.

[Added to clarify: and if they don’t show up in those places, they’re making torrenting that much more attractive. They’re just feeding the monster they’re trying to fight. That’s crystal-clear.

Moral: Make it easy for people to give you their money for your content. Otherwise they’ll get it through channels where the money doesn’t go to you.

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California Is America’s Least Favorite State

23rd February 2012

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Gee, I wonder why?

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Judge: Washington State Cannot Force Pharmacies to Sell Emergency Contraceptives

23rd February 2012

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In a ruling that appears headed toward appeal, a federal judge has ruled that Washington state cannot force pharmacies to sell Plan B or other emergency contraceptives.

At last — some pushback on the notion that pregnancy is a disease and, therefore, preventing it is somehow ‘health care’.

The state’s true goal in adopting the rules at issue was not to promote the timely access to medicine, but to suppress religious objections by druggists who believe that such drugs can have an effect tantamount to abortion, U.S. District Judge Ronald Leighton said in his ruling Wednesday.

Ya think?

Of course, they would never dream of forcing Jewish or Muslim storekeepers to sell pork products.

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Officials: String of Bombings Kill at Least 50 in Iraq

23rd February 2012

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The apparently coordinated bombings and shootings unfolded over two-and-a-half hours in the capital Baghdad — where most of the deaths were — and 11 other cities. They struck government offices, restaurants and one in the town of Musayyib hit close to a primary school. More than 200 people were injured.

 ”What is happening today are not simple security violations — it is a huge security failure and disaster,” said Ahmed al-Tamimi, who was working at an Education Ministry office a block away from a restaurant that was bombed in the Shiite neighborhood of Kazimiyah in northern Baghdad. He described a hellish scene of human flesh and pools of blood at the scene.

That’s some fine Religion o’ Peace™ you got there, Mohammed.

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Johnny, Get Your Bun

23rd February 2012

Mark Steyn looks at the military.

As the Duke of Wellington remarked in another context, I don’t know what effect these men will have upon the enemy, but, by God, they frighten me.

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Kuwaiti Legislators Call for Ban on Construction of Churches

22nd February 2012

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Funny how that keeps happening, in places far removed from one another. The common thread is Sharia’s prohibition on building new churches or repairing old ones.

Christianity in Muslim lands is expected to die a slow death by strangulation and never reappear, though the plan has not always worked as human nature and common sense sometimes prevail to ignore or relax enforcement of unjust laws. But as long as those laws remain, they are a ticking time bomb that can still go off. And those time bombs are going off all over the reach of the “Arab Spring” and beyond.

But you’re not supposed to notice. And if you notice, you’re not supposed to say so.

Another pointed reminder that freedom of religion is not a Muslim value.

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Egypt: Salafists Intend to Prosecute Baha’is for “Treason”

22nd February 2012

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The latest has come from prominent ultra-conservative Salafist leader Abdel Moneim al-Shahat, who called on the government to “protect itself” from the faith by denouncing the faith and calling its followers “blasphemous.”

“We will prosecute the Bahai’s on charge of treason,” said Shahat via telephone on Dream 2?s al-Haqiqa TV program.

“We as Salafists refuse to deal with Baha’is, because they do not exist by virtue of their faith.

According to Shahat, Bahai’s are not entitled to rights under Islam because they are not recognized by the religion, and any new constitution should not include an amendment protecting their rights.

Another pointed reminder that freedom of religion is not a Muslim value.

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Dozens of Peacekeepers Held in Darfur

22nd February 2012

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The joint UN/African Union UNAMID peacekeeping force has been repeatedly caught in the crossfire during almost 10 years of fighting between government troops and insurgents in Sudan’s remote west.

But the capture of more than 50 soldiers will be seen as a major setback for an already stretched mission, set up to keep the peace in a territory the size of France.

I think I may need a new category: The UN — Money Well Spent.

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Scientists Build a ‘Perfect’ Single-Atom Transistor

22nd February 2012

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We have the technology. Somewhere.

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“Easily accessed evidence proves Mr. Krugman wrong.”

22nd February 2012

Don Boudreaux, Chairman of the Economics Department at George Mason University (and apparently a better economist than Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman), takes The Mouth That Roared to the woodshed.

… contrary to Mr. Krugman’s claim, Hoover proudly trumpeted his administration’s high-spending and interventionist policies.  On the campaign trail in 1932 Hoover bragged that “We might have done nothing.  That would have been utter ruin.  Instead, we met the situation with proposals to private business and the Congress of the most gigantic program of economic defense and counterattack ever evolved in the history of the Republic.”

Hoover was as big a spender as Roosevelt; he just didn’t get as much chance to indulge it. He’s a favorite target for BushWhacking by the left, but (as with Obama whacking Bush), it’s mostly lies.

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UK: Ministry of FeelGood Makes a Ruling

22nd February 2012

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Liam Aitchison, 16, was found dead in a derelict building in the Steinish area of Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis in November.

His death was later raised during a newspaper review section on the Wright Stuff show.

He put on a Scottish accent and said ”there’s been another murder”, copying a phrase from TV detective show Taggart, while talking about the teenager’s death with guest Charlie Baker in December last year.

His remarks prompted 2,358 complaints to Ofcom from viewers of the broadcast on December 6.

A statement issued on behalf of Liam’s family at the time said the comments were ”very upsetting”, ”insulting” and ”insensitive”.

To begin with, it wasn’t a news show, it was a talk show, and these Sensitive Souls need to get over themselves. If they don’t like the way the guy does his show, don’t watch. Eventually his ratings will go down enough that he’ll be canned — if enough people agree with them. If not, too bad; don’t watch it.

The more important point, however, is that however much this might be a matter between the guy who made the remarks and his employer, it is most certainly no legitimate business of a government agency.

The reason it’s worth thinking about is, that Britain is about a year farther down the path to cultural toiletry than we are, and if something stupid is happening in Britain, we have a limited amount of warning before it shows up on our shores.

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Nigeria: Bomb Explodes Outside Church During Worship Service, Wounding Five

22nd February 2012

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That’s some fine Religion o’ Peace™ you got there, Mohammed.

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The Great Factory Worker Shortage of 2012

22nd February 2012

Steve Sailer isn’t afraid to ask the hard questions.

So, why would you invest in getting trained (typically, on your own dime), when executives have been boasting to Wall Street for years about how they’ll offshore your future job the moment you start to make real money?

Indeed.

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The Long Wait Is Over

22nd February 2012

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I actually wish there were such a product.

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Barack Obama, “Greatest Gun Salesman in America”

22nd February 2012

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Champions of the Second Amendment keep pushing gun sales up out of fear the President will win re-election and take away their right to bear arms

He would if he could.

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New Hampshire Man Arrested for Firing Gun Into Ground While Catching Suspected Burglar

22nd February 2012

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No one was injured in the incident, but when the police arrived, they made two arrests. Hebert was charged with two counts of burglary and drug possession. He faces up to seven years in prison if convicted. Fleming, meanwhile, is scheduled to be arraigned March 20 on a charge of reckless conduct, which could potentially land him a sentence similar to the one Hebert faces.

No good deed goes unpunished.

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Climate Scientist Admits Stealing Docs From Conservative Think Tank

22nd February 2012

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Prominent climate scientist Peter H. Gleick relied on deceit and subterfuge to solicit a cache of sensitive internal documents from conservative think tank The Heartland Institute before leaking them to the press — a fresh scandal that further darkens the highly charged debate on planetary climate change.

Not to mention forgery.

The documents consist of climate policy statements, fundraising documents, board meeting notifications and even tax filings — as well as a memo titled “Confidential Memo: 2012 Heartland Climate Strategy.” That memo, apparently the anonymous document that inspired Gleick to take action, describes plans to create an anti-global warming science campaign for grade schools that will “dissuad[e] teachers from teaching science.”

The Heartland Institute calls it a forgery — and Bast says he believes Gleick may have written it.

But all’s fair in progressive politics.

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Feds Say Animal Welfare Activist Plotted Murder for Hire to Kill Someone Wearing Fur

22nd February 2012

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And yet if she were an anti-abortion activist, it would be all over the papers and all over the airways.

 

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