Everything Belongs to Government – They Will Decide What You Get

This is apparently a straightforward proposal from a supposedly “free” country:

The UK’s tax collection agency is putting forth a proposal that all employers send employee paychecks to the government, after which the government would deduct what it deems as the appropriate tax and pay the employees by bank transfer.

Of course, this presupposes:

  • all money belongs to government
  • all taxpayers are cheats who are keeping the government from all the money they are owed
  • only government can understand what part of your money you actually need
  • increasing taxes will be very simple with this system
  • you are a groveling peasant who owes your very existence to the state

Would anybody please explain how this is much different from communism?  Shoot – even Cuba is cutting people off the government payrolls.  But this supposedly “free” “Western” “free market” country could actually propose this as any action government would be allowed to perform?

Well Britain has been circling the drain for a long time, if they actually do this you can simply write them off as lost to civilization.

Nanny Insanity – Remove Your Doormats

I guess this is a preview of coming attractions – but from the UK we get:

Housing officials have ordered tenants to remove welcome mats from their doorsteps – claiming they are health and safety hazards.

Residents received a letter saying the mats were potentially dangerous and were being banned, amid fears people might trip over them and sue for damages.

The note read: ‘(Doormats) being left in communal areas is a serious health and safety issue and is a fire safety risk.’

At what point does this insanity end.  Should everyone be bubble-wrapped?  I love the government excuse given:

Guy Cresswell, director of housing services at Great Places Housing Group, said: ‘Government legislation requires us to carry out fire risk assessments and to comply in full with recommendations made.

‘This work has been carried out for us by expert independent assessors. Our fire risk assessor recommended that doormats outside of people’s homes at Gaskell Rise should be removed because people could trip up over them.

The people living there think its insane, but they have no recourse.  So the mats go.

Stop Girl From Being Tied Up and Beaten – and Now Fired From Job

So let’s run a little simulation.  You are the lunch lady at an elementary school.  You are going through the yard of said school and find 4 boys have tied a girls hands and feet and are whipping her with a jump rope.  You stop them, untie the girl, report the kids to the principal.

To my mind that’s pretty heroic.  Whether its a girl or a boy being beaten with a rope it might be a good thing.

Then later that week you see the girl’s parents in the local grocery store and you tell them you were so sorry that the incident had happened.  Unfortunately it turns out that the school authorities are lying pigs and they hadn’t informed the parents about what actually happened.  It was a “jump rope incident” and the terrified girl hadn’t told her parents the whole truth (maybe because she was intimidated by the authorities?).  The parents are rightly outraged at not being told just how serious an incident this is and they go to the pusillanimous  dirtbags at the school to ask what had happened and why they were lied to.

And the only action that the school administation takes is to FIRE YOU!

Sound impossible – not in what used to be Great Britain.

When staff at Great Tey Primary School, near Colchester in Essex, discovered what she had done, she was accused of breaching pupil confidentiality and suspended.

Compare and Contrast

Earlier this year it was reported that the London borough of Haringey had used a spy plane to record residents’ energy use patterns:

    Thermal images of homes have been taken by a light aircraft fitted with military spy technology to record the heat escaping from people’s houses.Maps identifying individual homes have now been placed on the internet to encourage occupiers to reduce their wastage and carbon emissions by fitting insulation and turning the thermostat down.

More specifically:

    An aircraft, fitted with a military-style thermal imager, flew over the borough 17 times to take pictures of almost every house in the area.Footage of heat loss was converted into stills, then laid over a map of the area, before each house was given colour-coded ratings.

    Homes that were losing the most heat were represented as bright red on the map. The least wasteful households were shown in deep blue. Shades of paler blues and reds were used to show grades of heat loss.

The Haringey heat map is now available online.
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Creepy government intrusion.  Very Big Brother from the land of George Orwell.  So its just fine for government to actively snoop on your house.  And what happens when you drive down the street, record the images and make them available on the web?  How about this?

A formal complaint about Google’s Street View has been sent to the Information Commissioner (ICO).

Drawn up by lobby group Privacy International (PI), it cites more than 200 reports from members of the public identifiable via the service.

PI wants Street View shut down while the ICO investigates the service.

“The ICO has repeatedly made clear that it believes that in Street View the necessary safeguards are in place to protect people’s privacy,” said Google.

Privacy International (PI) director Simon Davies said his organisation had filed the complaint given the “clear embarrassment and damage” Street View had caused to many Britons.

Active government invasion of your privacy is OK, recording public views of the streets isn’t.

Britain is a strange, strange country any more.

Sharia Law in Britain

From the UK Times:

ISLAMIC law has been officially adopted in Britain, with sharia courts given powers to rule on Muslim civil cases.

The government has quietly sanctioned the powers for sharia judges to rule on cases ranging from divorce and financial disputes to those involving domestic violence.

Rulings issued by a network of five sharia courts are enforceable with the full power of the judicial system, through the county courts or High Court.

Previously, the rulings of sharia courts in Britain could not be enforced, and depended on voluntary compliance among Muslims

I’ve seen lots of people on the right commenting that any kind of stories pointing to Muslim takeover of society in the West and that’s never going to happen here.   Well, just who would have believed 20 years ago that these courts would exist in Britain?  Or 10 years ago that they would be given authority by the freaking government?

In July, the head of the judiciary, the lord chief justice, Lord Phillips, further stoked controversy when he said that sharia could be used to settle marital and financial disputes.

In fact, Muslim tribunal courts started passing sharia judgments in August 2007. They have dealt with more than 100 cases that range from Muslim divorce and inheritance to nuisance neighbours.

It has also emerged that tribunal courts have settled six cases of domestic violence between married couples, working in tandem with the police investigations.

As England Continues Down the Dhimmi Path

Only 10 sharia courts there?  One would have assumed there were more:

Ten currently operate across the country, with around 95 per cent of their cases relating to matrimonial issues.

Although the hearings have no basis in British law, they are attended voluntarily by Muslim couples to settle disputes without referral to the recognised authorities.

In some cases they can order wives to be more attentive to their husbands’ needs, or deal with releasing spouses from bad or forced marriages.

The first Muslim court was established in Birmingham in 1982 and others have followed in London and the Yorkshire towns of Rotherham and Dewsbury.

Although most of those who attend are from the Indian sub-continent, Sharia courts are also popular among those from Arab and Somalian backgrounds.

So will the openeing ceremonies in London required burkhas for women?  One simply speculates based on trends.

British Police Attacked by Mob

Of course as Rachel Lucas points out – unarmed police are about as useless as tits on a bull if the mob decides that they don’t want to obey them:

For the love of God, Britain. You really, really, really, really need to grow your balls back.

A good first step would be to arm your police. I know it sounds all hillbillyish and redneckian, but there’s something called “deterrence.” It’s this crazy concept we uncivilized rubes over here in ‘Murrica apply in order to give our law enforcement the ability to, you know, enforce the law.

But the wimps there have learned their lessons.  For example they don’t want to use the word MOB (as in group of people rioting against the public order and beating up two cops) because that might be inflammatory:

Whilst we would never use the word ‘mob’ which is an inflammatory word, we can confirm that eye witnesses have described their initial fear that officers were going to be seriously injured or killed.”

and Rachel shows what will probably be the followup:

I expect the followup article to this one to explain how the injured officers are being sued for inflaming the rage of the crowd, and maybe even a few arrests will be made of the witnesses for hate speech because they described the scene as “horrifying.”

The British do make a habit of locking up people who actually defend themselves and their property.

Get out while you can – those of you who don’t want to be paying jizya in a few years.