Monthly Archives: February 2012

February 29, 2012

Don’t need a gun when you have a Donk – Crocodile Dundee 2

“The magic is as wide as a smile and as narrow as a wink, loud as laughter and quiet as a tear, tall as a tale and deep as emotion. So strong, it can lift the spirit. So gentle, it can touch the heart. It is the magic that begins the happily ever after.” – Unknown


February 28, 2012

California prying into bedroom sex activity

Just how soon until sexual orientation becomes a factor in receiving preferential treatment in hiring for state jobs, bidding on state contracts, and granting professional licensees from state boards?

America’s unique brand of identity politics is simply 21st century cultural Marxism. Karl would be elated that race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation are leveraged in yet another struggle against the white bourgeoisie’s relentless “accumulation of wealth in private hands, [and] the formation and increase of capital.”

From the Weekly Standard we read:

In order to make sure gays and lesbians are adequately represented on the judicial bench, the state of California is requiring all judges and justices to reveal their sexual orientation. The announcement was made in an internal memo sent to all California judges and justices.

“[The Administrative Office of the Courts] is contacting all judges and justices to gather data on race/ethnicity, gender identification, and sexual orientation,” reads an email sent by Romunda Price of the Administrative Office of the Courts.

“Providing complete and accurate aggregate demographic data is crucial to garnering continuing legislative support for securing critically needed judgeships,” Price writes.

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NCLR Affiliate Plans to Secure Millions for Hispanic Students

If funded, MEDA’s “Cradle to Career” proposal would be implemented at Everett Middle School, O’Connell High School, Cesar Chavez Elementary School and Bryant Elementary School. All are considered underperforming schools and recently received a School Improvement Grant that averages $1.6 million a year for three years.

Even after implementation of NCLB-mandated programs, more than 1,000 schools in California continue to suffer from persistent student underachievement and low attendance. There is a combination of reasons for this, including policy failures at both the state and federal level. Frustrated parents, teachers, and students are now desperate for an effective alternative to federal restructuring and are organizing to create reliable, locally controlled improvement.

One of NCLR’s newest Affiliates is leading the way in this movement. Recently the U.S. Department of Education awarded a $500,000 planning grant to San Francisco’s Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA). The grant will fund a project to help minority and low-income students at low-performing schools. MEDA could receive as much as $24 million more from federal grants over the course of four years if this initiative is successful.

As MissionLocal.org reports:

If funded, MEDA’s “Cradle to Career” proposal would be implemented at Everett Middle School, O’Connell High School, Cesar Chavez Elementary School and Bryant Elementary School. All are considered underperforming schools and recently received a School Improvement Grant that averages $1.6 million a year for three years.

The cradle-to-career approach is MEDA’s idea to track students from kindergarten through college and assist them by integrating services from nonprofits, including those that offer health services, financial literacy education and English language learning.

“The planning money will help [MEDA] figure out the most effective way of tracking students to ensure they become successful,” said Luis Granados, MEDA Executive Director, about the expectations for the grant.

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BBC: Christianity gets tougher treatment

The BBC’s director general Mark Thompson disclosed that producers were faced with the possibilities of “violent threats” instead of normal complaints if they broadcast certain types of satire. He suggested other faiths had “very close identity with ethnic minorities” and as a result were covered in a more careful way by broadcasters.


BBC director general Mark Thompson

In a wide-ranging interview about faith and broadcasting, Mr Thompson disclosed that producers were faced with the possibilities of “violent threats” instead of normal complaints if they broadcast certain types of satire.

He suggested other faiths had “very close identity with ethnic minorities” and as a result were covered in a more careful way by broadcasters.

“Without question, ‘I complain in the strongest possible terms’, is different from, ‘I complain in the strongest possible terms and I am loading my AK47 as I write’,” he said. “This definitely raises the stakes.”

In the interview posted online for the Free Speech Debate, a research project at Oxford University, Mr Thompson said he was a “practising Catholic” who believed that the “truths of the Christian faith” were objective rather than subjective.

But he said Islam was a religion “almost entirely” practised by people who already may feel in other ways “isolated”, “prejudiced against” and who may regard an attack on their religion as “racism by other means”.

He appeared to admit that the public broadcaster’s decision to screen the controversial show “Jerry Springer: The Opera” on BBC TWO in 2005 was a mistake.

More than 45,000 complained about people contacted the BBC to complain about swearing and its irreverent treatment of Christian themes.

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Full bladders, empty heads: Australian Crime Commission bungles revealed

A top national security agency has suffered a massive blow-out in breaches of its own security, exposing secret operations to outsiders in a trail of embarrassing Get Smart-style bungles.


Are Australian Crime Commission agents taking notes from Steve Carell and Anne Hathaway’s characters in Get Smart?

Australian Crime Commission staff are increasingly compromising or risking investigations as classified intelligence documents are lost, sensitive equipment is misplaced or stolen, and buildings left exposed in often comical circumstances.

Breaches have risen six-fold over the past five years and include a stressed investigator with a full bladder hearing his car being broken into while urinating on a beach.

Secure cabinets have been left open, a package was sent to the wrong address and a sensitive video conference accidentally beamed into the wrong room.

In a “major security breach” in Melbourne last October, security minutes indicate the ACC was forced to suppress a person’s information from the public, change their phone and re-register a vehicle after an investigator left intelligence papers on a car roof.

Left it on the bus

“I left carpark, inadvertently leaving the vehicle log book/folder on the roof tucked under the roof rack of the vehicle,” the official explained. “An ‘ACC HIGHLY PROTECTED’ document has been placed within the vehicle log book/folder (instead of a secure briefcase).”

An investigation by The Daily Telegraph has learned the ACC has recorded at least 48 internal security breaches over the past two years after only 24 cases in the previous three.

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Brigitte Bardot Hearts Le Pen

In the February 20 letter are the largely conservative mayors of the French Riviera. “I ask them therefore to have a bit of courage for once in their life and to finally fulfill their duty,” Bardot wrote in her curling schoolgirl script. “I am scandalized that the mayors of France are so utterly sensitive and don’t have the honesty to voice their support for Marine Le Pen, who is one of the frontrunners for the Presidential elections.”

Talk about bombshells!

Brigitte Bardot, the iconic sex symbol-turned-animal rights passionaria, has often lashed out from the seclusion of her Côte d’Azur hideaway against the cruel treatment of animals — her raison d’être since she stepped down from the silver screen four decades ago.

In contrast to her defense of all-things-furry, the 77-year-old Bardot, who has not left her residence in Saint-Tropez for years, rarely says anything positive about her fellow humans. Younger French people no longer tend to think of her as the groundbreaking sexual creature from the 1956-film And God Created Woman, nor do they consider her a particularly persuasive animal rights activist. They largely perceive her to be an off-key old crank whose animal rights arguments devolve into anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim rants. French radio interviewers relish in redirecting late-vintage Bardot’s legendary temper, as when they sparked her fury over rumors that Hollywood was developing an unauthorized biopic about her.

So it was something of a surprise when, just two months before the first-round of French presidential elections, the former screen siren brought her star-power to bear on behalf of another human, the popular far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen. Animal rights are, naturally, part of Bardot’s justification for her support. Le Pen, the screen legend wrote in a hand-written missive that was published in the local newspaper, “defends animals and has the courage to restore to our country, ‘La France’ to the place that it should fill in the world.”

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Occupy Protesters Assault Police Officers in Sacramento

A city police officer was injured when a member of the Occupy group jumped on him, and a CHP officer was hurt after being struck by an object. Both were taken from the scene by ambulance. At least two Occupy members were arrested.

At least two law enforcement officers were injured Monday during a clash with members of the Occupy movement who were at the state Capitol to protest a rally by a pro-white group.

The clash erupted in the afternoon as California Highway Patrol and Sacramento city police officers were escorting about 35 members of the South Africa Project to a parking garage following their protest outside the Capitol building.

About 50 members of Occupy Oakland began throwing cans and bottles at the South Africa group and at the officers. The Occupy members then rushed the officers as people with the pro-whites group rushed into the parking garage.

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Anti-English discrimination

The English have higher airport taxes; a health apartheid where English patients are charged for prescriptions while Scottish patients receive theirs free; no English community centres, and where thousands of charities and community groups exist for ethnic minorities, there is only one charity, the Steadfast Trust, for the English.

On behalf of the English Community Group (Leicester) I wish to thank Nick Knight for his letter regarding our community organisation and asking for evidence concerning how the British state systematically discriminates against the English (Mailbox, February 10).

I wish to list just a few examples:

English ethnicity is excluded in the Census and also from ethnic monitoring forms, essential if the English as an ethnic group are to receive appropriate levels of government funding and policies.

The label “White British” not only disenfranchises the English from its legal identity but as an identity based purely on skin colour it provides far less legal protection.

The English have no official bank holiday patron saint’s day; no English Parliament; no specific English anthem; no English passport; there is no consultation of the English regarding our inclusion in the European Union and of mass immigration into England.

There is no English Olympic team; English flags are being taken down by councils; local English food produce not marked as English; no original Old English language, history and culture is taught in schools.

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Video: FBI, Michael Douglas Release Gordon Gekko Insider Trading PSA

The FBI has released a PSA starring Michael Douglas. Replaying his famous Gordon Gekko “Greed is Good” line from Oliver Stone’s 1987 film “Wall Street,” the ad cautions people about insider trading and encourages people to report insider trading leads to the Bureau. “The movie was fiction, but the problem is real,” Douglas said.

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The Boy With Green Hair – Trailer

“The magic is as wide as a smile and as narrow as a wink, loud as laughter and quiet as a tear, tall as a tale and deep as emotion. So strong, it can lift the spirit. So gentle, it can touch the heart. It is the magic that begins the happily ever after.” – Unknown