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Archive for October 2008

Site(s) of the Week/Month 27

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It has been a while since my last site(s) of the week/month and its predecessor, on Lewisham 1977, so it is fitting that my Site of the Week/Month for October 2008 is Unity, the anti-fascist forum.

The Unity forum provides an excellent opportunity for anti-fascists to use modern web technology to discuss tactics and related issues in the fight against fascism. Recommended.

Unity brings news: “Searchlight uncovers BNP hate factory”

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31/10/2008 at 14:41

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Karl Pfeifer on Austria.

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Karl Pfeifer on Austria, depressing but necessary reading.

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28/10/2008 at 20:19

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Presidential Poll.

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Following on from my previous post on the US Presidency, I wonder how many people would be happy with Sarah Palin as President?

Under the US constitution, in the event of the President dying or becoming incapacitated whilst in office then the Vice President takes over.

So if John McCain was elected President of the US of A but subsequently died in office or suffered a major stroke, etc then Sarah Palin would become President of the world’s only superpower.

So here’s my poll question:

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27/10/2008 at 03:23

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Swift on Obama.

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There are not many times when I deliberately link to a Tory, but Jon Swift covers the mania against Obama in a rather good way, this particular part stood out for me:

Ace of Spades’ Super-Secret Unified Field Story That Connects All the Dots

For weeks Ace of Spades has been working on a super-secret story about Obama, which “called Obama a straight-up liar on his supposed ‘flimsy’ relationship with The Terrorist William Ayers” and finally connected all the dots, linking Obama and Bill Ayers, Acorn, Tony Reszko, Charles Manson, the Chicago mob, the Illuminati, Freemasons, the Trilateral Commission, Jewish bankers, Nazis living in South America, Fidel Castro, the KGB, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Bigfoot, Area 51, the Harlem Globetrotters, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, the Bermuda Triangle, Mrs. Calabash and Mr. Gorsky. Apparently, Ben Smith at Politico, had the story, too, according to Ace and Hill Buzz, and he was just sitting on it (though Smith denied it). Then just as Ace was on the verge of breaking the story, he made this heart-breaking announcement: “The source was considering dropping his demand for anonymity. Thus likely moving the story forward. (He wasn’t considering going forward with the Politico, by the way: but with the other, more important organization.) And now, today? After witnessing Politico, among others, savage Joe Wurtzelbacher? Cold feet.” Curse you, mainstream media and your accursed fact-checking! Will your cover-up of the truth about Barack Obama never end! “

(H/T: Rosie)

Update: Palin as President is just so funny, click on things and see, try the PC.

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27/10/2008 at 02:28

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A Forgiving Nation.

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The United States often comes in for criticism, and particularly during this election period, much of it is justified, but I think they must be a very forgiving nation, why else would they tolerate the activities of an idiot like Dmitriy V. Sklyarov?

The Star Press reports:

“MUNCIE — A rural Muncie man who last year proclaimed his hatred for blacks and Jews on the steps of city hall has been accused of repeatedly biting a 9-year-old boy.

Dmitriy V. Sklyarov , 20, 11001 W. Bethel Ave., is also accused of leaving threatening phone messages at Wes-Del High School, announcing he had placed black magic “spells” on teachers that he said would cause their deaths.

Sklyarov was charged Friday with neglect of a dependent resulting in bodily injury, a Class C felony carrying a standard four-year prison term, and battery resulting in bodily injury, a Class D felony with a standard 18-month sentence. He was being held in the Delaware County jail Monday under a $15,000 bond.

County police allege that Sklyarov on Oct. 8 repeatedly bit a 9-year-old boy who had been left in his care, leaving at least 13 bite marks, still visible the next day, on the child’s arms and at least one bite mark on each leg.

n March 2007, Sklyarov — who had earlier proclaimed himself as the leader of a Delaware County Skinheads organization — held a 30-minute rally on the front steps of Muncie City Hall, touting white supremacy and proclaiming his hatred for blacks and Jews.

The event drew fewer than 20 people, among them a Michigan member of the American National Socialist Workers Party, five anti-racism protesters and about a dozen police officers.

A MySpace Web page purported to have been created by Sklyarov refers to him as an “Aryan sorcerer.”

In an Aug. 31 posting, the author discusses the alleged participation in black magic by Nazi leaders during World War II; purports the “Aryan race” was created by a pagan god, and rails against Jews, blacks and those of mixed racial heritage.”

You couldn’t make it up.

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25/10/2008 at 00:57

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Cocaine, Toffs and Bilderberg

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One of my readers has pointed me towards Ian Bone’s blog and the allegations of cocaine sniffing Toffs, which is all very interesting, but I noticed that the onward link to The Diary of Ananarchist as “Bilderberg”.

I don’t know much about Tories, Eton or sniffing cocaine, but the reference to Bilderberg caught my eye.

You can barely scan an English language neo-Nazi web forum without some nefarious point about Bilderberg, New World Order, Freemasons, etc.

So I was curious about The Diary of Ananarchist’s views on Bilderberg, I didn’t have to look far, the very next post, labelled as Bilderberg, is about them in the form of Tony Gosling on YouTube.

Astute readers may like to study Mr Gosling’s web site and draw their own conclusions (hint: the references to 9/11, “truth”, Mossad and the anti-Christ are give aways).

Amongst the strange fonts, exaggerated claims and poor design (not uncommon on such sites) I found these ones:

“1. Eugenicist Prince Philip ordered the assassination of Princess Diana – ten years retrospective film
2. The 7/7 London bombs were planted by God-haters MI6 & the Israeli Army
3. 911 was an Inside Job and Cheney/Brezinski plan another attack on the West”

Hmm, seems that Tories ain’t the only one sniffing coke?

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23/10/2008 at 14:09

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Around The Blogosphere.

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Rather than actually blog I thought I’d round up items, in no particular order, that I have been reading across the blogosphere:

Martin in the Margins finds a faith in politics, something I had noticed too.

The New Centrist is grading, Midterm Season (and a pic of a bluebird)

Stroppyblog discusses Nicky Reilly and Asperger’s syndrome.

Engage covers yet another resignation from the University and Colleges Union (UCU).

Weggies says “that Political Ideologies are all based on a set of assumptions about Human Nature that are not universal.”, I’d tend to agree with him.

Olly keeps an eye on McCain and Palin.

Labour Start chronicles the labour movement across the world.

Which leads nicely to news from Iraqi trade unionists.

Marko describes Fascism and the hatred of women.

Fabian points his readers to an on-line English language version of the Talmud, which states: “A search for Talmud at Google will turn up hundreds of thousands of hits, a depressing number of which are to anti-Semitic sites. However, to our knowledge this is the first extensive English translation of the Talmud to be posted on the Internet.”

As the Extreme Right often construct their arguments on bastardized antisemitic mistranslations of the Talmud and make a concerted effort to deliberately misrepresent its contents then it is good to have an on-line reference copy, in the fight against neo-Nazism.

More later on.

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21/10/2008 at 01:29

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