Blog - 2007 Archive
The genocide-state of Sudan jails a British teacher, Nov-Dec 2007
"(You Owe Us An) Apology".
A song mocking the touchiness of the "Islamic street".
A film that will encourage jihadis to kill Americans
Grim milestone: The 10,000th Islamic terror attack since 9/11.
There have been ten thousand Islamic terror attacks all around the world in the period Sept 2001 - Nov 2007, killing about 60,000 men, women and children. And sadly, probably decades more of such senseless killing to come before the vile global jihad ideology burns itself out.
The failure of cinema to portray the war
The Kingdom, Oct 2007 - the first movie since 9/11 with a fictional story in which the bad guys are the modern Islamists
A Mighty Heart, Sept 2007
Burma pro-democracy protests, Sept 2007
Nice to have something both left and right can agree on - that the Burmese regime has no right to exist and should be ended. Solidarity with the brave pro-democracy protesters. May Burma be free soon.
Enemy leader Ahmadinejad visits America, Sept 2007
Bin Laden video, Sept 2007
Bush speech on Vietnam, Aug 2007
Neil Clark's article, Aug 2007
Salman Rushdie knighted, June 2007
Salman Rushdie reads from "The Satanic Verses".
This is a witty, intelligent and profound attack on the origins of all religions.
Every religious person should listen to this and think about it.
Palestinian civil war between Hamas and Fatah terror gangs
Irish general election, May 2007
Ireland basically trusted FF to keep running the economy.
It was a bad election for the left. SFIRA made no progress. The Greens made no progress. Labour made no progress. The Socialist Party lost their only seat.
On the minus side, the PDs were wiped out. I have no idea why. They were what was good about FF.
Unfortunately, the anti-American, anti-Israel, anti-GM, anti-free trade, anti-capitalist Green Party are going to be in coalition government. There could be a threat to the use of Irish airports by the U.S. military.
"Axis of Weasels" is finished
Sarkozy wins France, May 2007. After Merkel's win in Germany and Harper's win in Canada, it feels like the West is back to normal now. The "Axis of Weasels" is finished. A depressing day for the West's enemies. Maybe they should just give up.
Power-sharing in Northern Ireland, May 2007
And sharing power does not change my opinion that the DUP and Sinn Fein / IRA are both extremist parties that no normal person should belong to, and that do not belong in any normal western government. The DUP are still 17th century religious fundamentalists. SF/IRA are still a criminal gang of Marxist-Leninist gunmen. But I still hope it works.
300 is briefly no.1 grossing film of 2007
The King of Sparta declines to listen to
the "grievances" of
Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid
Two dramas to help the enemy
Iran takes British hostages, Mar-Apr 2007
Peace and non-violence
The "Clareification" controversy, Cambridge
Leaving the left
The Mahmudiyah massacre is proven
Two TV dramas
What to do in Iraq
My site gets hosed by Google, Dec 2006 - Jan 2007
A bizarre, once-off, flash crowd took my site down in Dec 2006 - Jan 2007. Here's how it happened:
At some point, this page on my site became the no.1 hit in the world if you searched for "saddam" on Google Images. This would normally be odd (I certainly don't think it should be the no.1 hit), but not a problem.
But when Saddam was executed, this became a problem. Vast numbers of people typed "saddam" into Google Images, looking for images of the execution (there were no such images on my site). My site was hosed with about 10 times the normal amount of traffic. I got about an extra 100,000 visitors in a 1 week period, starting on 29 Dec 2006. The bandwidth quota I pay for was rapidly exceeded, and my site went down. It seems like it was a bizarre, once-off flash crowd that is unlikely to happen again.
Later: My site is no longer no.1 on Google Images.