Real Life (tm) is once again getting in the way of blogging by yours truly, which explains the rather conspicuous decrease in posting frequency so early in the new year. My apologies...
But the news waits for no one. This week saw a couple of stories breaking that by rights should have been big news. But given the state of our MSM these days, these stories were left untouched. For obvious reasons too, which you will understand after reading them.
First off, it seems that the new US health-care system, commonly known as Obamacare, is on the way out. This week the US House of Representatives voted to repeal the new system so enthusiastically embraced by the Euro MSM as a victory for the European welfare state model. The measure to repeal passed 245-189. Three democrats joined Republicans in the bipartisan vote to repeal the nationalized health care bill. Senate republicans are working to have a vote to repeal as well. If passed this would leave Obamacare dead in the water. And to show just how massively unpopular Obamacare really is, at least 26 US states are involved in a legal suit in Florida against President Obama’s health care overhaul. That is more than half the country looking to opt out of Obamacare.
Also in the USA, the arrest of a medical doctor who performed late-term abortions. Dr. Kermitt Gosnell, 69, and nine associates were charged with eight counts of murder, because they made a habit out of killing hundreds of babies by cutting their spinal cords with scissors after removing them from mothers late in their pregnancies. This news link should give you a taste of the absolute evil perpetrated by this facsimile of a human. He apparently made a habit out of cutting the feet of aborted babies and storing them in jars on his office shelves, all trophy-like. More information, if you can stand it, is provided by the Anchoress. The entire, quite sickening, Grand Jury report can be read here.
On a completely different note: The European Central Bank is evidently trying to save the euro by destroying it: ECB Allows Ireland To Counterfeit 51 Billion Euros. Ireland central bank printed 51 billion euros out of thin air. The amount is not backed by government bonds. Nor was it a loan from the ECB or anyone else. Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, meanwhile, is worried that Germany's economic resurgence will crush the PIIGS.
Carbon emission trading remains a problem-child for those that champion the system and the cause it is supposed to serve. This week the European carbon market was suspended after allegations that 475,000 carbon credits worth €7m were stolen in a hacking attack on the Czech carbon register. This is the latest instance of carbon fraud in the EUnion, with Europol estimating that carbon trading criminals trying to play the system may have accounted for up to 90% of all market activity in 2009.
And as long as we're dealing with EUnion affairs, Dr. North has a good write up of some US diplomatic cable released by wikileaks, in which somebody involved in the infernal Galileo project complains that it is a "stupid idea" being pushed by France for military reasons. The main issues here are the huge amounts of tax money being squandered on this project, the lies about the size of those amounts and, of course, the big lie about Galileo being a completely civilian, commercial project and specifically not a military one. Add those to the ever growing list of EUnion lies and deception.
Incidentally, Christopher Booker in his Sunday column also devotes quite a bit of attention to these last two items, referring to them as 'further embarrassments to the two biggest and most megalomaniac projects the EU has ever undertaken'.
Here ends the linkage. Have a good Sunday.