Friday, March 16, 2007

Time for some big thinking

Mark Steyn in full vindication mode following some criticisms of his demographically based book, America Alone, links to this UN study of population trends.

Life's going to be interesting, I think.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Just a selection of my favourite of Meccawood's latest towerblock busters, as found via DumbJon and supplied by Right Wing News

Alahu Akhbar Cinema

Now showing! :

Fatwa Gump
4 Beheadings And A Funeral
Throw Israel From The Train
Martyring Private Ryan
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Abu Ghraib
Honey, I Martyred the Kids
Ali Wonka and the IED Factory
Schindler's List Never Happened Either
The Good, The Bad And The Infidel

The serious questions of cultural hegemony and the inability of much the world to entertain itself (perhaps it should try feeding itself first) remain, of course.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

"He won’t go to jail. My bet is he’ll go to the UN."

Ah, the French President on the world political stage. C'est manifique.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Another area of interest

The "surge" in Iraq. Working? Well, Robert Kagan thinks so.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

View it HERE! The Great Global Warming swindle, I mean. It's extremely watchable, engaging, and mostly cogent.

Apparently one of the scientists interviewed has cried foul- Prof. Wunsch. His contribution was modest and limited in scope, as well as being largely informative. Naturally the Indie gives the story its usual unspun and unbiased treatment. Ahem.

The Intelligent and the Tragic

Not to denigrate the potential of Africans, but I think this story highlights just how tragic a plight can be. Of course, many Africans are also reasonably comfortable, though not in our terms. The BBC did well to highlight it: in certain parts of Africa it's a commonplace story- but I can almost hear her saying, "It's me, Mary, you know, me, me!"- and it's certainly not restricted to Zimbabwe.

Niall Ferguson puts together a rational survey of the general malaise of Africa, and in particular Ghana.

In my view, colonialism-lite would be the best policy for us, operating through churches (I would say faith-based charities but wish to exclude Islamic ones and politicised charities). Churches are something Africans generally understand and welcome, and the power structures are amenable to their local cultures.

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