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Thatcher’s Recession, and Now?

How Bad was Thatcher’s Recession compared to the Current Economic Slump?

Q. Well, how would you find out, exactly?

Slump's Progress

Slump's Progress

A. Surprisingly easily.  This graph here compares historical economic slumps with the current one, on a month by month basis.  It’s taken from the “National Institute of Economic and Social Research” (NIESR) website here.  Notionally, it’s an academic institution, but on examining it’s staff and management you’ll see that it’s a collection of vested interest groups, supplying a “knowledge base”.

But There’s No Denying their Facts!

Rig IIThe current slump is in black and the fall seems to have plateaued out a bit.  It’s tracking something like the red line and the green line.  So what you see is the Green Line, which is Thatcher’s Slump, being nearly as bad as the depression in the 1930s (the red line)!

However, in Thatcher’s time, Britain was awash with North Sea oil wealth!  Coal mines were still producing horrendous quantities of fuel and North Sea Gas had been on-stream for years.

In short, the country was sound with it’s own supplies of energy, dependant on no-one.  And yet, it had the worst economic state since the great depression!

So much for Thatcher’s miracle!

The current labour government has not been blessed with such good fortune during the current slump.  Britain is now a huge energy importer and is vulnerable to the vagaries of the market in oil as we saw last year.

Where Did the Money Go in Thatcher’s Time?

Thatcher Explains All

Thatcher Explains All

The legacy of Thatcher’s time in office was leaking schools everywhere, a crumbling rail network, hived off bus services that redefined “service”, a crumbling road system, paid-for medical treatment…. an almost endless list!

  • So where did the money go?
  • Where did the strategic national energy reserves of oil, coal and gas go?
  • Where did Britain’s manufacturing industry go?
  • Well the energy was burnt to get money to pay people on the dole.
  • Britain’s manufacturing (and most of the Western world’s) went to China and would have happened anyway

That leaves the money.  Where did the money go?

A. Tax havens, that’s where.

Thatcher and all conservatives of that ilk whine on about making a country fit for the entrepreneurial spirit.  But their actions, both now and historically, for the most part, go soundly against that spirit. (I’m thinking particularly of Ashcroft here who may be entrepreneurial but whose contributions to UK PLC as opposed to Tory Ltd have been minimal…)

It’s in their name – conservative.

Their gut reaction is to hoard wealth, and if they can’t do it at home, they’ll do it abroad (like Shirley Porter).  Remember, the wealth of “The City” is not derived from the re-invested wealth of landowning Tories suddenly looking for a home for their money once local industries had gone.  It comes from abroad.  There’s no way they’d invest their own money in infrastructure or development.  Sheesh!

Their other modus operandi is to do as little as possible for the country while maintaining the status quo.  Hence, this is why all large companies and financial institutions are full of the same old people, having the same background and speaking the same language.  The banks and other institutions behind the economic collapse are headed by these people, who flit from government to the military, to law, ‘business’ and finance with impunity.  Anywhere that’ll keep them busy, keep them wealthy and keep them pulling strings.

True, many do ‘charitable’ activities and are on the controlling side of many charities.  But that’s purely dressage.  Being involved with charity does not make you a good person.  You just look good.  In a truly civilised society there should be no need whatsoever for charity.  It’s a definition of civilised, or being civil, in my book.

Worms from Woodwork

Now, with the piss-poor Labour government and their own side’s resurgence all the old tories are all coming out of the woodwork again.  The odious slimery is oozing forth like the dark stain from history that it is.  The Centre for Policy Studies (CPS) is one such place.

Thatcher-Cameron

Thatcher-Cameron

The CPS, created by… Thatcher!… in 1974, proclaims it’s freedom credentials from it’s lofty privileged position.  Among it’s luminaries is Thatcher’s advertiser (Saatchi) and the European gaffer of Goldmann Sachs, one of the companies internationally bailed out with public funds and one of those businesses at the forefront of the whole current economic mess!  Most of the rest seem to have had various Tory positions over the last two decades.  So much for independent think tank!  (By the way, the CPS is a pseudo-charity – a non-profit-making organisation which relies on the donations of individuals and companies to carry out its work!!)

Part of the CPS’s ‘current thinking’ is to roll back the surveillance culture that has developed under Labour.  Personally, I can’t see it happening…

The trouble is, as has just been revealed in a book supposedly derived from recently released archive material from MI5, (The Defence of the Realm: The Authorized History of MI5), like all power-grabbers, Thatcher used MI5 for her own ends.  She used MI5 to discredit Red Robbo the Trades Union Leader and had tabs on Scargill.  Prime Minister Wilson even had the tabs on him and ordered tabs on others….  and so it goes. (see Book tells of MI5’s secret pastthe fact is that Margaret Thatcher demanded action from MI5 to deal with “wreckers” in British industry and yet it was herself that wrecked that same industry!.)

That’s why I see it as highly unlikely that Cameron, if the Tories get in, will roll back the shutters on our increasingly closeted and shuttered state apparatus.  He’s there purely to re-instate the old status quo….

  • To keep jobs for the boys
  • Re-exert the dominant power structures of the state and the wealthy, bolstering their unhealthy connections to their former pre-eminence
  • Say that all the new hospitals and schools which have replaced all the leaking and collapsing ones, would have happened anyway…
  • Say that the new fast rail links would have happened anyway without government sponsorship
  • Ensure that money stashed abroad by the wealthy remains unreachable by the state
  • Bring back smoking in pubs
  • Tax the poor to pay for the rich’s mistakes
  • Kill foxes ritually
  • Say that they’d have fixed the credit-crunch anyway..

All these and more will come under the banner of “freedom” and I’m quite sure that MI5 will be used to ensure they happen.  The media will naturally be roped in to lend a publicity hand to smooth the waters and ensure that the status quo has safe passage;  A media governed by;

  • a non-tax paying, non-resident Australian-American,
  • a non-resident Briton who prefers to pay French tax
  • and a brotherly twosome who threaten locals who don’t vote for “their man”.

Great?  Britain.

Thatcher’s Economic Legacy

  • Greed
  • Selfishness
  • The Channel Tunnel (economic disaster, multiple bankrupt)
  • M25, world’s biggest car park and fume cupboard
  • …er.  That’s it.

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There are No Safe Secrets

A Secret Shared:

– Is Not  a Secret

One Third of Second-Hand Hard Drives Contain Secrets

This is the astonishing findings from research conducted by three Universities, from Wales, the US & Australia (see here).

In an absolutely random sample of second-hand discs bought at computer fairs and places like eBay, 34% had secret, classified and/or personal data of the highest order, easily retrievable using standard tools e.g. Undelete!

@AmazonCurrently, virtually all data is  stored magnetically on discs (and tape).  These media are actually quite fragile…..

The new Solid State Discs (SSD) which will rapidly supersede them over the next few years, are infinitely more robust (see advantages).  It’s said that the only way to really get rid of data from an SSD, is to whack a nail right through the chip, drive backward and forwards over it several times with a road roller, and then cast it into the flames and melt it down, Terminator style.

Given that ALL government data storage uses exactly the same storage technology as Auntie Mavis’s PC, what chance is there that all our data will stay secure on the ID Card, Passport Control, Driving Licence, MI5, MI6, CID, Child Support, Social Services, Home Office, NHS Trusts, and all the other systems in future now that we know that one third of data is currently leaked using the current hard disc, tape and CD (optical) systems?

Can they be trusted with our data, in other words?

A FAT CHANCE is the phrase we are looking for!!!

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Watch Out for The God Squad in ALL their Forms!

Free Kareem Amer

I’ve just added a neat plugin to this website by the noted author, Michael Torbert.  His plugins probably have more usage than any others on the world!

It’s a “Free Kareem” plugin, devoted to furthering the cause of er … freeing Kareem Amer who’s been incarcerated and tortured for two years in Egypt for this blog post (amongst other things), translated here.  Bin Yah’s comment I found pretty forthright, erudite and well-structured.  Kareem’s posting related to events he witnessed in the Alexandria riots and his thoughts thereon.

I’ve copied the English translation of the blog post at the end of this article.

His posting,

Kareem Amer: “There Is No Deity but the Human Being”

.. can be seen as the direct antithesis to core beliefs postulated by the Abraham-based religions.  As such, while living in Egypt because of his birth, he’s NOT sat on the fence between the various Muslim sects, Jewish sects and Christian sects.  To paraphrase “The Matrix“;

There is no fence!

Write to Kareem!And fair play to him.  In actual fact, his ‘treatise“There is no deity but the human being”, is more like an ancient Buddhist text than that of someone brought up in the Muslim tradition in an Islamic state!  But he’s really suffered for his stand.  Whether he’d have suffered more in a Jewish jail or Christian prison (especially one of say, four centuries back) is debatable.  The thing is he’s suffering now in the same way as the Guantanamo people.  I’m especially thinking here of Binyam Mohamed who was (most probably) tortured by the Americans with British acquiesce and connivance to the fact.  A not-very-balanced BBC report about this is here, Demands for MI5 ‘torture’ inquiry

Kareem goes a bit over the top at the end of his rant.  “Islam’s dirty finger” is obviously and self-evidently not “behind every catastrophic event to humanity“.  I can sympathise with his exasperation, but there were plenty of catastrophic abuses of humanity before Mohamed decided to have a purge against Christians, before Christians had decided to kill all Jews because they’d killed the saviour and before Jews persecuted the Samaritans and Philistines (and vice-versa).  Aside from the Abrahamic religions, the Romans massacred a third of Gaul (now France) and across the ocean, the Incas had massacred other Andean tribes, similarly with the Aztecs and Olmecs.  In parallel times but on the other side of the world, the Chinese people suffered greatly from the various power struggles, usually dressed as religious wars from the times of Confucius until the present day.  And also, as I’ve mentioned many times on these pages, there has been a catalogue of recent abuses in my name by my government and it’s allies!

The truth is to realise when people are taking advantage of you for their own ends.  It may be carped up with religious logic or calls to the patriotic heart, but it’s all bunkum.

Once you realise this, you can block this grasping for power, and expand the power of your innate humanity within yourself for the peaceful furtherance of the greater good.

It’s the only way.


The Naked Truth about Islam As I Saw It In Maharram Beh

By Abdul Kareem Nabeel Suleiman (Kareem Amer)

Saturday, October 22, 2005

The Muslims have taken the mask off to show their true hateful face, and they have shown the world that they are at the top of their brutality, inhumanity, and thievery. They have clearly shown their worst features and have shown that in dealing with others they are not governed by any moral codes.

From what I have seen yesterday of the events at Maharram Beh, which were quite shameful, and have shown me more facts that they have tried to cover over the centuries.

They have indicated that Islam is a religion of peace and forgiveness, but their true face has been uncovered to show barbarism and thievery and fanaticism and not acknowledging others, and attempting to remove them from existence.

Some may think that the actions of the Moslems does not represent Islam and has no relationship with the teachings of Islam that was brought by Mohamed 14 centuries ago, but the truth is that their actions is not different from the Islamic teachings in its original form when it has urged people to deny others and hate them and kill them and take their property, things that they know well but they try to deceive people by falsely defending the teachings of Islam by extremists and they are hiding from the truth and they prefer living a lie.

I have seen with my own eyes the thugs as they break into our Christian brothers’ stores after the whole area of Maharram Beh was completely out of control of the government authorities, and I saw them as they ransack the contents of the store right and left, amidst cheering and shouting extremist Islamic slogans, and I saw them stealing the money from inside the drawers of the cash registers and splitting it among themselves as if it is justified by being owned by what they call the infidels and the worshippers of the cross.

I saw them break into a liquor store owned by a Coptic merchant Labib Lotfy and I saw them smash everything they can get their dirty hands on, including the refrigerator and the scale and the boxes and liquor bottles. I saw some of them stealing liquor bottles so they can get drunk after a hard day’s work against the Coptic infidels.

It is worth mentioning that although some people may think that this Christian-owned liquor store was particularly targeted because the owner is selling the forbidden alcoholic beverages that is forbidden in Islam, but another liquor store in front of the Christian-owned store happens to be owned by a Moslem merchant, and none of the thugs dared to attack, as they did with the Christian-owned store. Now you can see the hateful sectarian actions.

What the Moslems did yesterday in a very vulgar and criminal and horrible way proves beyond the shadow of a doubt that they don’t acknowledge others or their rights of existence or their rights to live with the freedom of expression and also consider them less than them, and these actions should be fought and exterminated for is it right to leave these horrible human beings to do what they want and kill, destroy, steal, and burn??!!

The Islamic teachings that was brought by Mohammed 14 centuries ago should be faced with courage and boldness, we should expose and show its faults and warn humanity of its dangers. We should, even though we are different –look with reason to these teachings that urges people, human beings, to become monsters that don’t know anything in life except killing and looting and plundering and raping and pillaging.

We should stand courageously and boldly against these teachings that became a plague on humanity and is not supported except by extremists like bin Laden and al Zarqawi and al Zawaheeri and the thugs that assaulted our Coptic brothers and burned their homes and stole their properties, and tried to assault their religious men and destroy their churches.

We should take off the religious and sectarian gown and look at matters in a more humane way. We should hold trials to all the acts of terrorism and extremism, that our Islamic history have kept their names and their criminal actions starting with Mohamed ibn Abdullah and his company of murderers like Khalid ibn el Waled and Omar ibn el Khattab and Saad ibn Abbi Waqqas and Moiizah Bin Shaabah and Samra bin Gandab and the kings of Beni Ummaya and Beni al Abbass and al Osman, and ending with the Moslem criminals of the modern day that became more famous than movie stars and singers.

We should show the world the truth of these criminals that unfortunately have become role models for our youth and our children and our women. We should expose their false teachings and show the world that they are a big danger that should be exterminated and removed from its roots.

Before you put on trial the people that are responsible for the crimes that occurred on Black Friday in Maharram Beh, you should first put on trial the dirty teachings that caused them to go on a rampage of stealing and plundering and looting.. put Islam on trial and sentence it and its symbols with a figurative execution so that you can be sure that what happened yesterday will never be repeated again.

For as long as Islam exists on this world all your efforts to end wars and disputes and upheavals will fail because Islam’s dirty finger will be found behind every catastrophic event to humanity.

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Hooray for Stella!

@AmazonThe appalling erosions of our freedoms instigated by our government under the discredited George Bush’s ‘war on terror’ banner are under attack from another robust source.

– Stella Rimington, former boss of the UK’s MI5 intelligence department.

Far from condoning the actions like the US Patriot Act, the UK’s attempts to lock people up without trial for 42 days, house arrests, piss-poor ID Cards etc, she said in the Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia, that;

people in Britain felt as if they were living “under a police state” because of the fear being spread by ministers

So, to repeat (again!) the words of Sir Ken Macdonald, former DPP;

“The tendency of the state to seek ever more powers of surveillance over its citizens may be driven by protective zeal. But the notion of total security is a paranoid fantasy which would destroy everything that makes living worthwhile. We must avoid surrendering our freedom as autonomous human beings to such an ugly future. We should make judgments that are compatible with our status as free people.”

Dame Rimington said way back in 2005 about the plans for ID Cards, in particular;

“No-one in the intelligence services will be pressing for the introduction of identity cards.
I don’t think they are necessarily going to make us any safer,and they would be ‘absolutely useless’ if they could be forged as easily as other identity documents” she said.

And yet wacky backy Jacqui the Home secretary, and all of the government, are prepared to push on regardless, no matter how many of their own citizens they upset and no matter what number of new terrorist ‘martyrs’ the system breeds.

Addendum (20 Feb 2009):

Two quotes from Eisenhower, General in charge of the liberation of Europe from the forces of darkness, may add extra credence to the above:

  • “We will bankrupt ourselves in the vain search for absolute security.”
  • “If you want total security, go to prison. There you’re fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking… is freedom.”

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UK MI5 Facilitates Torture: True

MI5 criticised for role in case of torture, rendition and secrecy

A man, Binyam Mohamed, in 2002 was questioned by MI5 in Pakistan!  He was an Ethiopian national.  Then, he was renderred to Morrocco.  (whoever chose that term must have worked inn an abattoir).  As you know, Morocco is a monarchist country, much praised for succouring up to tourist money.

It was here that his penis was sliced with a razor blade to extract a confession from him.

Then the USA took him to Afghanistan for another potential going over before finally dumping him in Guantanamo Bay in 2004.  Since then, that’s where he’s been. Uncharged.  Unfree.

Because of the red-herring weasel-speak that started off with “lowest of the low” Donald Rumsfeld, he could remain there forever, uncharged and unfree, but in constant imprisonment because of a confession based on torture..

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