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From 2006 the format of Blogjob has changed. From now on NuGgets column will hold all the year's comments until the column is too long, when a slightly cut down version moves to Blogjob. NuGgets column will continue, minus earlier comments, at the same time. Blogjob will be ordered as in NuGgets with the newest comments on top and oldest ones at the bottom. There are way points to click on but as you go down you are actually going backwards in time.

Pick your time period:
 year 2010 - as seen from 2009 !  
(2009's predictions for 2010.)
 year 2010 - first part 
(plus v. end of 2009- balls, GermIslam, Ireland back 200 yrs, Berlusconi, Kercher-Knox-1, salty, pumpy cry.)
 year 2010 - part two  
(freeze, queer, irridium, rumpy, chop, smurf, Greecey, rich-needle, NHS USA.)
 year 2010 - part three  (Pope stuff, wet, bible-burn, sighder, drugs, sell, hole, teeth, bully, bikes, lies, oil, TV, Boris, wheel, BP, ash.)
 year 2010 - fourth part  (free s*x, sued-4, Obama, mercy kill, ankers, Eire, liver, NZ mine, Popondom, GCSeX, Knox2, Wiki, polected.)
          Other Blogjob years - Blogjob main menu
        Earth time-bomb stewing in a teapot

4th quarter, going back in time as you go down from here
Also See NuGgets for current comments

Cheers - by Evelyn Murray
   2010 ends; it's been a hard one here. While days are dark and cold, our 'steamed editor is working like demon on a long interrupted project, hoping to finish it well before Equinox when his vampire tendencies decrease and he can get out. So it's left to me, Infinity Junction's Opera and Booze correspondent to close the year. I feel a bit like Jools Holland, Jools? A walk on Christmas day along a local beach brought home just how cold its been this month: it was frozen solid right down to low tide line, that hasn't happened since 1963 in England. Must be global warming. For this year, byeee. E.M.

   A pretentious person pontificating on the relationship between science and sci-fi said on TV "Sci-fi is written by artists." We'd like to use an ancient English word here but bollocks would probably be censored. Take a bunch of artists and put two buckets in front of them, one labelled U235 and other U238, then ask them to chose one to carry home. They'd have no idea.    (In the unlikely event that readers don't know, 235 is very radioactive and a bucket full might explode rather noticeably! 238 isn't and, by itself, shouldn't. Ed.)

Elected Police ?
   After bloody rioting during a protest about student fees, a loud-mouthed president of London students, claimed her 'stewards' were better than London police, because they were democratically elected. Excuse us, but we don't see any logical connection, in fact possibly an inverse connection. Think about it, if you want free rein to run riot, you are not going to 'elect' a bunch of real heavies to make it difficult, now are you?

Just Bolshie
   Dressed in balaclava and mask to hide his identity, speaking in thick Welsh accent, a new anti-Islamic party in south Wales's spokeman said, 'We're not racists, we're not thugs...' No, just Welsh.

Euroreek'a'somethin awful.
   If we believe what we read, Germany's Angle-iron Merely chancellor has privately threatened to quit the euro if the dodgy southern European economies don't stop plotting an easy way out. It is reported she called Greece, Portugal, Spain and some other economies a 'club' trying to make Germany pay for their mistakes. Bring it out into public domain eh, that'd be fun to watch from the UK!

Now It's Official !
   Wikileaks reveals senior diplomats' views. Berlusconi is 'feckless, vain and inneffective.' Ahminejad is 'hitler.' Best of all, Mugabe is 'the crazy old man.'
   We knew all that.

Clueerk Squerk Obbolobbll!
   Mastermind of the dreaded Turkey Twizzler, Bernard Bootiful, has passed to that great birdhouse in the sky. 'Matthews,' as his catchphrase was, had the great distiction of a passing mention in NuGgets a couple of years ago when Bird Flu was about. What fame; it might have made into blogjob as well.

Kerching Doesn't Ring True Two
   Exactly as predicted (see page bottom quarter) the Meredith Kercher murder case has come to appeal three years after Amanda Knox and her then boyfiend Sollecito were jailed, almost exactly a whole year after sentence was passed. We think UK law is slow but this is ridiculuous. Exactly as we suggested, the appeal is based on DNA evidence of her having touched a kitchen knife in her dwelling place. Most people would have touched kitchen tools, that doesn't mean murder. Being in Italy, this is likely to be a slow process. They still haven't been able to do their own Prime Minister for corruption, doh.

Smither-een-s - Education UK Exploded
   Someone with the suspiciously Simpsons-like name of Smithers has proposed such a shake up of UK education as to be the biggest since the closure of Secondary Moderns in the 70s. There are ex-teachers within Infinity Junction organisation and for the most part the reaction has been mutedly positive. Wow. Smithers says GCSEs (or O levels as was,) should in future be taken at 14 years old, not 16. Then puipils can choose to specialise in academic or vocational courses. Perversely, this might actually see the return of the old Secondary Moderns, although not as we knew them, Jim. Now this is not as daft as you might think. Firstly GCSEs would be effectively downgraded. Most employers don't care much for them anyway. Secondly, at present the system does seem to promote certain amount of back-slippage at 11 when children change schools: they are introduced to new subjects and there is less time to teach the mainstream. Thirdly, many teachers would say that state school year-nine, 13 year olds, is a completely wasted year for most kids, they've already decided which subjects they like and are no longer trying in the others, often the majority of subjects.
   Of course the big fly in the ointment is private schools, for some stupid reason called public schools in UK! Private schools usually are split into junior or 'prep' schools, which then pass on pupils to senior or 'public' schools at age 13. That would mean starting GCSE courses in junior school but finishing them in a different senior school. Hum, not clever. With so many privately educated politicians and especially government ministers, there'll probably be a fugde to take GCSEs at 15. If anything happens at all.

Condommed To Death - HIV / AIDS special
   After incredibly intense world-wide pressure, including from us at Infinity Junction, B16 aka The Pope has at last conceded that using condoms is not always a sin. The big problem is the 'minor concession' only mentions male prostitutes in what we've seen so far. That does not sound at all healthy to us normal people. Is he hinting that homosexual males can be an exception to previous Vatican rules? Or perhaps that female prostitutes are worthless, (as, it might seem by what the Vatican says, was Mary Magdelene.) There is clearly muddled thinking. They must realise what non-blind-faith people think about Catholic dogma and respond, otherwise the Catholic church is doomed to fade. As we quoted some time ago, 'how queer,' as was said in music halls ages ago about oddities... like the pope.

   Flippin 'eck! New Zealand have the dreaded 'heath and safety' virus worse than we do in UK! They are seriously ill. Hey guys, do you want to let your mining friends die? Well H&S is a sure way to make sure they do! Fortunately Chile doesn't have H&S laws that stops rescues like NZ apparently has. For chrissakes get some guys in safety gear and breathing masks in there! Stop farting about. NZ looks to be the antipathy of their South American counterparts.

   Police and officials, it seems, weren't too worried about a private jet and its crew which crashed at Birmingham in fog. Their priority was a liver for transplant which was rushed to hospital, we believe, before the casualties.

Irish Stew by financial reporter Gizza Pound
   Rumpy-pumpy, the invisible grey smurf president of Europe, actually appeared in British news today, about page 20. He says that Ireland and Portugal's financial mess is dragging the whole of Europe down and if it isn't solved, the eurozone will collapse and the European 'Onion' will be no more. Having found some drachma notes in an old passport, I'm looking forwards to spending them. The Yanks won't half laugh if the eurozone does split up. As far as UK is concerned, it makes little difference, we lose some but probably gain a touch more if it does happen, so we can all sit back and watch.

*****ankers Talk, Don't Expect Much
   Bankers meet to discuss the opprobrium their bonuses generate with the public who bailed them out. The best you can expect, one banker is quoted as saying, is that the 7 billion in bonuses will drop to 4 billion. In the majority of cases that's OUR money, not yours to give away to already rich and overpaid cronies. When everybody else is suffering cuts too! We daren't say what we really think... well maybe we do; 'legally enforceable regulation!'
   See our earlier comment regarding needle eyes and camels.

Law, Ass, (expand)...
   The very sad case of Thomas and Frances Ingliss, the latter convicted of murdering the former, shows reform of English law is long overdue. There has been a problem with 'mercy killing,' euthenasia, assisted suicide, etc for many years because there is nothing here between full murder and mere manslaughter (accidental killing.) Thomas was brain damaged by an accident, in pain and distress and could only get worse. Frances gave him heroin, was found gulity of murder and sentenced to nine years. That's been reduced to five upon appeal, but the point is, it isn't what most people of conscience would view as malicious murder at all.

Take Gun, Shoot Foot, 2
   Way back in the mists of time, well, a couple of years ago anyway, we suggested that mouthy Barak Osama was perhaps not the best choice for Democrats in USA long term. The recent elections show it looks like that is true. The illustrious president, it appears, has lost his power base. He obviously has a Hil...ary to climb. (Ooch.) Choice for progressive yanks was put forward as Woman versus Black. You decide, (with hindsight of course.)

Age Old Problem
   A court in USA has ruled that two girls, who were just 4 years old at the time, were old enough to take responsibility for knocking an old lady over while they were riding their bikes. She later died of her injuries. 6 years on and the young girls are about to be sued for it. What about parental responsiblity? Does that mean I can sue the 6 year old who knocked over and broke one of my hi-fi speakers? I'd be laughed out of the lawyer's office for trying that here in the UK. Doh, law-suit culture gone mad!

Puff Job
   "I Quit Smoking and Now I'm Pregnant." It's a genuine page 2 headline. Make what you can of that, but it makes you wonder if they'd read the entry below this.

Unlimited S*x
   Being marginally down on hearing has occasional 'consequences.' It was only when subtitles were turned on that one of our members realised that unlimited se*, which sounded quite an incentive to buy, was actually unlimited texts.
   Ah well.

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2010 - part three, going back in time as you go down from here

   Its been a bad time for the Indian sub-continent. First, hundred-year worst monsoon flooding and devastation that caused. Next a major sporting scandal about bribery and match fixing in that sanctified game of cricket, adored in Pakistan, so what's new in that part of the world. Now the World's second largest and prestigious athletic meet, the Commonwealth Games, exceeded only by the Olympic Games, finds itself on an unfinished, soggy and potentially hazardous site near Delhi. 'It will be ready most presently.' To be fair, they have had rain.

Press Hard
   Alitalia flight B16 arrived back at Rome, taking its tourist home. Was the visit a success? Well it was divisive- Catholics say yes, everyone else, who isn't in the public arena, said no. The majority in England and Scotland thought it a waste of scarce public money. The UK press and live media were, at best factual, in other words luke warm, at worst noticeably anti-pope. And the 'don't let agressive secularism grow,' message was seen as far too little, far too late. Like 40 years too late.

Guns and Popeses
   Following on from radical Islam versus backwater American Christianity, (below,) we watch another controversial religious phenomenon about to unfold here in the UK. Probably the most radical, reactionary Pope we've seen for decades, Ratzinger, aka Benedict 16, is to spend 4 days in England and Scotland. Boy are the media and aggrieved groups gunning for him, or what! 'Obsessed with sex,' 'saboteur' (of world anti-AIDS efforts,) 'peadophile church,' 'rape cover-up,' 'celibacy wrong' - these are some of the less lurid headlines. Isn't it about time the moderate side of catholicism came back? Perhaps if it did, the more moderate side of Islam might be encouraged too. To repeat last weeks comment- zealots and bigots; who needs them. Ugh.

God Riddance
   Peaceful sounding 'Dove World Outreach Centre' seems to be planning another world war, at least if you listen to some pro-religion commentators they are. Why do certain quite small acts inflame religious zealots so much? Eh? If someone burned an old surplus bible that nobody wanted, why should that condemn them? To most sensible people it wouldn't. But now we have the US Secretary of State, no less, telling a group in Florida they mustn't burn a copy of the Koran on the 9/11 aniversary because it might endanger US lives. Are religious people that insecure that they cannot take a bit of flak? What happened to 'turn the other cheek?' Zealots and bigots, who needs them. Planet Earth certainly doesn't. Go burn yourselves into... hell, heaven, paradise, purgatory, whatever; not many people care where as long as it's into ashes too.

   Scottish National Party minority government there is trying to push through a minimum price per unit of alcohol. Such a coincidence then that latest figures from the drinks industry shows 2009 alcohol consumption in the UK dropped by 6%. Who wouldn't moan if their product went up in price, doubling or even trebling in the case of cheap cider. The silly thing though is that it's the supermarkets etc who gain, not the taxpayers. That's not very logical and not very fair, eh Alex Oilyfish?

Happy Gilmore
   Sir Ian Gilmore, retiring head of the Royal College of Physicians, has called for hard drugs to be legalised and regulated, in a similar way to alcohol. The fact that he has left his public call until his retirement date is very significant. The delay shows up great differences between thinking people and politicians. There'd have been yells and howls from politicians baying for his blood if he'd done it earlier. Knee and Jerk. You notice that it's only retired police chiefs making similar calls too. Jobsworths!
   Some years ago in the NuGgets column Evelyn Murray light-heartedly suggested giving guns away, to lower their street cred, after gun laws were tightened and gun crime went up instead of down. 1920s USA and prohibition, now what happened there?
   How much thinking does it take to see sense? A lot more than politicians are capable of, or want to do, it seems.

Sell Cameton, Sell, Sell! - the return of industry and business corespondent Stew. the Oil.
   It was predictable with a Tory prime minister that some of the worst capitalist habits of the past would re-emerge, albeit somewhat watered down by lap-dog Cleggy-poo. Last week it was privatising functions of The Audit Commission, now its national wildlife reserves. What possible interest could any private company have in nature reserves if not to make money out of them; none. And who ends up paying for that? Yes, us, the ordinary citizen. What Cameton and his upper class twit friends still haven't twigged is that the public knows who gains and who loses. Hence so little respect. You'd have thought governments would have learned from the disastrous sell-off of British Rail etc, leaving services in chaos, safety proven to be worse and prices shooting up. Well done Thatcher and co. Pah. Try thinking beyond the next election, and to the long term public good. Is that too much to ask?
(Yes, of capitalists, Ed.)

   Two years to go from this week before the first event of the London Olympics. London Mayor Boris Buffoon boasted to the media how the buildings were already nearly finished. Why then in the background of the TV shot was a bloody great hole in the ground with diggers and cranes in it? Might it be something to do with the underground railway for the olympics which are predicted to open a year after the event has finished?

£15,000 A Bite
   'These are the teeth that saved the world.' So said a somewhat over-enthusiastic auction house employee about Winston Churchill's falsies.

Bully Beef
   Americans hate anything successful that isn't theirs, have you noticed? The vitriolic rhetoric coming from politicians over there about BP is far disproportionate with any direct culpability. Think back to Exxon Valdize, which by all accounts caused far more immediate damage to the environment than the Gulf disaster; there were moans, but no baying for blood against Exxon- they blamed the captain in the end. So it isn't at all surprising that UK parties have been unanimous in refusing to take part in US senators' witch hunt. To us on the other side of the Atlantic it all looks like resentful US bullying.
(A couple of weeks after this first went up in NuGgets, a Scottish Catholic bishop said publicly words to the effect that the Scottish law was compassionate and so released Megrahi, which so much annoyed US senators trying to implicate BP. He also said US law was based on vengeance. With so many states still operating the death penalty, the bishop has a point. Ed.)

   Tourballs- (Tour de France commentary,) 'He's smoothing very pedaly.'

Lie Pie
   Europe is at last waking up to the fact that many supplement and food manufacturers have been making dubious claims about their products for years. EuroCrap, the nutrition and health claims regulator, has apparently already thrown out 80% of claims it has investigated. What is not so clear is just whose claims have been rubbished, because sure as hell those concerned won't tell. Ben Goldacre, writing in the Guardian, suggests a compulsory unsupported claim labelling device in preference to an advertising ban, we suggest a stinking turd logo. Next let's get those eurojohnnies to look at other fake claims and quackery; homeopathy is an obvious target, but how about magnetic lime scale protectors, copper bracelets for rheumatism, supersonic pest scarers, brain enhancing games, etc? Perhaps we'd end up with old sayings being banned- red sky at night... CENSORED.

Messy Business
   As the cost of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill rises beyond BP's ability to pay for it, although they have contritely promised they will, attention wanders to who else might be to blame. For a start perhaps we should look at who said yes to the plan in the first place, surely they have some responsibility to shoulder. Then we might ask, who was responsible for supervision, because it does seem that at least one faulty device was not replaced. Then there are the general regulators and administrators, didn't they voice any doubts or ask for second opinions? Here we steer uncomfortably close to the White House and the leader of the administration, President Osama himself. He's not come out well, rather as Bush jnr. before him with hurricane Katrina. Now wouldn't it be convenient if something distracted attention away from the blame game? Start a war is the usual ploy. Iran, watch out...

World Cup Winner
   Greta Garble, Infinity Junction's media correspondent, announced today that Private Eye has won the World Cup Joke Contest. The entry, a scene taken from Zulu, showing Stanley Baker and Micheal Caine in natty red jackets and pith helmets, the pair of them staring in shock at the hillside at Rourkes Drift, simply said "Vuvuzelas, thousands of them."
( * Those reading this in BlogJob may not know that a vuvuzela is an instrument of mass torture used, sometimes quite indiscriminately, at football matches in South Africa.)

Welsh News
   Us at Infinity Junction suffer really poor English radio and TV reception, forcing us to watch Welsh TV, ugh. Since Wales failed to qualify for the World Cup, as usual, there is thus no news mention of England's performances. (Just as well from what we've seen so far, Ed.) Instead we have bloody rugby inflicted on us. Now that inspired thoughts of the Welsh anthem and a certain comment made about Welshmen by dour-faced Ann Robinson of TV fame. So we combine and bastardise- sing if you know the tune-
   Wales, Wales, bloody big fishes are they,
   They float all around,
   Make a spurious sound,
   So what is the point of Wales?

No Beijing Thousand Drummers, Then.
   With the World Cup reaching a climax, the next big thing in the UK is being discussed. The Olympics come to London, the UK is broke, including London. So what did the recently appointed director of the opening ceremony say? "It will be rather modest." Hooray.
   (Just march the teams in and get on with it. Ed.)

Raceballs - by our motoring correspondant Len Drover
   Explaining the difference between rear and front drive cars, race commentator Tim Harvey, (no mean driver himself,) said rear drive cars can accelerate "like a rabbit out of a gun." I suppose that would be a hop gun.

Ode To Coalition - oh joy
   The time has come the walrus said
   To question many things
   Of CamEton and Cleggy-poo
   And whether they can bring
   LibDems on board and keep them there
   Without attaching strings

Troubled Water
   Not surprisingly, since it is a hot potato, we've mentioned 'global warming' quite often in NuGgets column. Now the Americans, geed up by the oil lobby, have been noticeably mute on the subject in the past. Amongst other excuses not to implement cuts in emissions, they've quoted the Gaia theory, which says Earth can balance itself out in the long term. Now we have a British company involved in US oil though, President Osama has become all pugnacious about BP bearing all the costs of an oil spill. Hang on, Gaia theory says we can just leave it. You can't have it both ways; there may be a touch of bias creeping in.

Holiday Over
   NuGgets has taken a break to avoid the election. Okay we still don't know, (or care much,) who has won as long as it's not That Thatcher Woman. A fair proportion of UK citizens got what they wanted, no one party dominating, in other words a hung parliament. Stock markets hate it, but hey, citizens hate them. Now let's drop the dogma and the speculation and get on.

Ho-Ho-Home Office
   UK Home Office has had bad publicity in recent years, but it appears its employees still have a sense of humour. Launch Benedict brand condoms; get the Pope to open an abortion clinic; bless a gay wedding. These were among a raft of suggestions for the Pope's coming visit to Britain. Well, we had a laugh anyway.

Silver Lining
   Ash not what your country can do for you, but... Iceland has done it again, not crashed half of Europe's investors, no this time they've let the sun shine in. Here at Infinity Junction HQ we have seen the clearest skies for years. The only aircraft flying was the police, on a brief test mission. Normally in time of high atmospheric pressure here, our sky is dimmed by dozens of jet trails above us on probably the world's most crowded air route. Now its quiet and bright, oh joy.

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2010 - part two, going back in time as you go down from here

Pope Apologises
   Winter 2009/2010 has been harsh in the northern hemisphere, record periods of low temperatures in many countries, snow in parts of England that seldom see it, some falling right up until Easter, with spring about six weeks late here. Mongolian herders are reporting unprecedented livestock deaths, up to 90% already lost to the prolonged deep freeze and lack of feed, and so on. Some say it's global warming caused by too many cars, well it's not warming us at Infinity Junction. Others claim it's a natural cycle, but it's too cold to cycle here. There must be some other cause; what can we blame? Catholic priests seem a popular target at present, but scientifically that's an unlikely cause. Ah yes, the coming election, what a bore, time to hibernate.

Dutch Courage
   It recently emerged that an American general, serving at the time of the Srebrenica massacre of 8,000 muslims by Serb backed Bosnian militia, has blamed it on gay soldiers for sapping the will of Dutch troops to defend. There are excuses and excuses, but this has to be one of the most curious. We'll probably never know the truth though... how tantalising. The genocide case continues, guess where; Holland... how queer.

Too Many Reviews; 63 M years of them, Irrit True? - E.M.
   Meta analysis, (reviews of reviews,) a deep hole with iridium at the bottom and new analysis of existing data leads a conference of scientists to conlude that dinosaurs are responsible for global warming and the Met Office saying human activity is to blame for a meteor which killed them. So you can understand climate change sceptics, can't you.   (Oh no, it's the Drambuie, I fear, Ed. {E.M. use a liqueur glass, not a pint mug.})

Damp Rag To A Bull
   If you think we at Infinity Junction have taken the micky out of glorious President Rumpy-Pumpy, you should hear what was said by a bullish MEP in the European parliament. "You have the charisma of a damp rag, the appearance of a low grade bank clerk, no-one here has heard of you." Apparently even the Belgians, some of whom do know who he is, call him 'the grey mass'.
   Well chosen, France and Germany. (That's facetious by the way.)

Tit For Tat, Tat, Tat
   A few days ago the UK Tory opposition persuaded 20 leading economists to sign a letter calling for immediate spending cuts in view of the overall budget deficit. Today, however, ruling Labour have gone three better by getting 60 economists to sign a letter saying cuts would be better delayed to help the economy recover faster. Playground stuff, naar naarr nee naar na!

I Arrest Myself...
   Embarrased Merseyside police have had to ground their brand new 'drone' helicopter because they don't have a licence for it. A police spokesman said, "I didn't know you needed a licence." Where have we heard that excuse before?

Smurf TV
   Read the article below for why we saw our great President Smurf van Rumpy-Pumpy for the first time on UK TV. You guessed it, the non-agreement and bland announcement of support for Greece in its hour of chaos. And yes, he does look like a smurf; it's a Belgian thing.

O Moania
   Euro, euro, on the fall, who's the sickliest of them all? Greece, you fool.
   While we have our moaners here in the UK, it does now seem as if the UK decision not to join the EuroZone was founded in some sense. (One of Brown-Gordon's more sentient moves.) Meanwhile Brussels is approaching melting point as they try to thrash out some fudge that will stop bankrupt Greece having to be turfed out of the afore mentioned glorious monetary union.
   As soon as it was announced which the various economies to merge would be, you knew there'd be trouble. Maybe now EU expansion plans will have to be put on hold? It's an ill wind that blows no good, as the saying goes.

Eye Of Needle And Camel Spring To Mind
   After ranting about inequities in USA, (see below,) we now have an alarming report in the UK backing up assertions that social order is wrong. In the UK the top 10% of people earn 100 times as much as the bottom 10%. The trend towards this inequality was started by the Tories in the 80s and so far 12 years of Labour has failed to bring that back to a fair situation. Some famous bloke once said it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to go to heaven. Well famous bloke, we'd like you to prove it.

National Hate Service - Ed.
   In the early 1950s UK became the first country in the world to offer free medical care at the point of service to all citizens. The National Health Service (NHS) is rightly held up all over the world as a shining beacon of social medical care. Believe it or not, this was partly funded by a large loan from USA. Why then are Republicans in USA blowing off poisonous steam about a very much watered down scheme, 50 years behind the times, being introduced in America? Enter the arch capitalists; those who promote bonuses to the ultra-rich bankers, paid for by tax-payers. The same type feed off high premuims paid by those who can afford medical insurance and they damn the rest and try to stamp on anything that won't make them and their families richer and more powerful. WAKE UP ! Your time is gone and not a before time too, think of La Revolution and Madame Guillotine. As a staid and rather old-fashioned Christian country, a religion that espouses equality and charity, and condemns personal riches, you'd have thought they'd have realised the evil of their ultra-capitalist ways. Let them be the first against the wall, etc. Maybe we can make this evolution rather than revolution, think about it bankers et al; which would you prefer.

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2010 - part one, going back in time as you go down from here
What Can It Mean?
   Commentary on TV snooker last night might easily have been misinterpreted by someone only listening- 'I'm sure a half ball kiss on the brown would be preferable.' Try telling that to a stranger in the street.

A German View Of Islam - NOTE this is from an open e-mail passed widely around and was not written by anyone within Infinity Junction. It was sent to us as part of a pass-it-on campaign, so we've gone one better and published it on-line. Instead of passing it on by e-mail now you have the chance to pass on this URL - Fanaticism- a view from German history.
   The following is said to be from Dr. Emanuel Tanay, a well-known and well-respected psychiatrist. This is a very good explanation of the Muslim terrorist situation. His references to past history are accurate and clear. Not long, easy to understand, and well worth the read...
    A man, whose family was German aristocracy prior to World War II, owned a number of large industries and estates. When asked how many German people were true Nazis, the answer he gave can guide our attitude toward fanaticism. 'Very few people were true Nazis,' he said, 'but many enjoyed the return of German pride, and many more were too busy to care. I was one of those who just thought the Nazis were a bunch of fools. So, the majority just sat back and let it all happen. Then, before we knew it, they owned us, and we had lost control, and the end of the world had come. My family lost everything. I ended up in a concentration camp and the Allies destroyed my factories.'
    We are told again and again by 'experts' and 'talking heads' that Islam is the religion of peace and that the vast majority of Muslims just want to live in peace. Although this unqualified assertion may be true, it is entirely irrelevant. It is meaningless fluff, meant to make us feel better, and meant to somehow diminish the spectre of fanatics rampaging across the globe in the name of Islam..
    The fact is that the fanatics rule Islam at this moment in history. It is the fanatics who march. It is the fanatics who wage any one of 50 shooting wars worldwide. It is the fanatics who systematically slaughter Christian or tribal groups throughout Africa and are gradually taking over the entire continent in an Islamic wave. It is the fanatics who bomb, behead, murder, or honour-kill. It is the fanatics who take over mosque after mosque. It is the fanatics who zealously spread the stoning and hanging of rape victims and homosexuals. It is the fanatics who teach their young to kill and to become suicide bombers.
    The hard, quantifiable fact is that the peaceful majority, the 'silent majority,' is cowed and extraneous.
    Communist Russia was comprised of Russians who just wanted to live in peace, yet the Russian Communists were responsible for the murder of about 20 million people. The peaceful majority were irrelevant. China's huge population was peaceful as well, but Chinese Communists managed to kill a staggering 70 million people.
    The average Japanese individual prior to World War II was not a warmongering sadist. Yet Japan murdered and slaughtered its way across South East Asia in an orgy of killing that included the systematic murder of 12 million Chinese civilians; most killed by sword, shovel, and bayonet.
    And who can forget Rwanda, which collapsed into butchery. Could it not be said that the majority of Rwandans were 'peace loving'?
    History lessons are often incredibly simple and blunt, yet for all our powers of reason, we often miss the most basic and uncomplicated of points:
    Peace-loving Muslims have been made irrelevant by their silence.
    Peace-loving Muslims will become our enemy if they don't speak up, because like my friend from Germany, they will awaken one day and find that the fanatics own them, and the end of their world will have begun.
    Peace-loving Germans, Japanese, Chinese, Russians, Rwandans, Serbs, Afghans, Iraqis, Palestinians, Somalis, Nigerians, Algerians, and many others have died because the peaceful majority did not speak up until it was too late. As for us who watch it all unfold, we must pay attention to the only group that counts- the fanatics who threaten our way of life.
    Lastly, anyone who doubts that the issue is serious and just deletes this email without sending it on, is contributing to the passiveness that allows the problems to expand. So, extend yourself a bit and send this on and on and on! Let us hope that thousands, world-wide, read this and think about it, and send it on - before it's too late.
    Emanuel Tanay, M.D.

Backwards Ireland
   While most of us enter the second decade of the twenty-first century, Ireland is just entering the medieval period. They've introduced a new blasphemy law, with fines of up 25,000 euros. The last case brought under England's ancient un-repealed blashpemy law was thrown out very rapidly as unenforceable in light of more modern laws and views. (See blogjob.) So why is Ireland going back 1,000 years? Surely it's unnecessary. Is any religion so weak that it cannot argue its own case... hmm, now you think about it, yes, so why give artificial protection to something that doesn't deserve it?

10 Years Older
   The noughties end with a rather long sigh. Some of 2009's bad news- Copenhagen predictably crap, (see below.) Al-Qaida fights on despite deserved set-backs. Oil cartel pushes price up. Politicians incompetent as ever and oozing grease. Bankers ooze greed, still. Corruption still rife in the third world. People still hate different people. And it's cold and wet here at Infinity Junction HQ. Ugh. One minor up is that swine-flu didn't kill everyone after all. But now, the good news: NuGgets column is over 10 years old and still going. Now it's 2010; hope you're better. Happy New Year everyone, Ed.

Bloody Berlusconi

Kerching Doesn't Ring True
   The strange case of Briton Meredith Kercher's murder in Italy 2 years ago whiffs somewhat, don't you think? Rotting shellfish springs to mind. Probably the most unlikely woman to be put on trial for murder, American Amanda Knox, is now serving 26 years in clink. The most damning evidence, we are told, is that of a kitchen knife used to kill Kercher having Knox's and her boyfriend Sollecito's DNA on it. Well, if you live in a house there's a good chance you'll use the kitchen, which in turn means there is a good chance there'll be traces of you in it, including probably on the kitchen knife. The case itself took so long to be heard that UK press pretty much ignored the actual trial, so all the facts are hard to find in English. Expect an appeal though, perhaps some of that fishy smell will be wafted away; experience says it's likely to be a long wait.

Salty Old Girl of the Sea
   Since we spent a part of our early days in NuGgets solving global warming, (see Blogjob,) we suppose there should be a comment here on the looming Copenhagen conference. So much noise and threats coming from both sides of the equation suggests it will be acrimonious. What good will come of it, apart from smugness from the side doing best? Being cynical of all politicians, and it is mainly politicians at this conference, we can expect a fudge. Don't'ya just lurve poilticians! Perhaps we should send bankers instead. (That would be the end of the world! Ed.)

Cry If You Like, But Try Not To Laugh - StO
   President Rumpy-Pumpy of Europe? Not even the Belgians have heard of him! (He's their Prime Minister; Ed.)

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2010 Predictions ... ? - © copyright Infinity Junction November 2009
   (This year with a global warming theme; how cosy.)
January 2010 - The usual summer bush fires around Sydney arrive late and are disappointing for enthusiastic bonfirists, apparently there's no scrub left from earlier. It leads an enterprising Timorian to sell trees in Sydney suburbs specifically for burning. Since the trees are carbon neutral in production everyone is happy.
February - Japanese industrialists are shocked to discover their carbon offset plans with southern Asia have been scotched because there aren't enough trees there. A Brazillian entrepreneur sells thousands of live trees to be planted on factory roofs as a substitute.
March - Brazil announces it cannot stop deforestation because there aren't any trees left to stop being deforested. As a result, American plans for carbon offset are scotched too. An enterprising Canadian sells Brazil millions of trees to start all over again.
April - New satellite pictures show tundra has reached the Great Lakes as there are no trees left to stop snow drifting on the wind. Global warming sceptics claim they are right and so sanction more fossil fuel burning.
May - Japanese factories collapse at an alarming rate killing the trees planted on them. Ex-workers, now short of cash, burn the wood as fuel. Monkeys in Brazil raid towns because there's no food in the new pine jungle other than the odd moose, which is too big for them.
June - Canada does a deal with Brazil to sell them a trillion tons of snow for their pine jungle, it takes half a million fossil fuel burning ship loads to get it there. With no snow, Canadians see there's nothing left and emigrate, by fossil fuel burning vehicles. With no trees left, Timorian mudslides flatten the countryside making it perfect for industrialisation.
July - Summer finally arrives in Canada and bakes the exposed earth into concrete. Nobody notices. Seventy thousand jungle animals and twelve thousand Amazonian indians are treated for frostbite before the snow melts away. Alaskan oilfields run out after all that snow carting so the country is abandoned.
August - Global warmists warn of imminent disaster due to lack of trees and too much snow; they aren't certain whether the temperature is going to go up, or down. Timor overtakes China as the most industrialised country and takes on immigrants from Canada and Alaska as labour.
September - Australian authorities make emergency stockpiles of charcoal to ensure the scrub fire season doesn't fail next Christmas. Monkeys, fed up of the new habitat in Amazonia, seek diamonds to bribe for asylum in Congo. Brazil's jewellers claim asylum in newly rich Concrete Republic of Timor.
October - ground frosts in Canada now cover the entire country as there is no cover. By the end of the month it is permafrost and Niagra Falls ice over- that's global warming for you. Moose in Brazil complain the pine jungle is too hot for them, but there's no ice left. They try to seek asylum in Chilly.
November - Canada and Alaska, now empty, apart from snow, and undefended are claimed by the dreaded 4P, Proletarian Penguin's People's Party. (But that really happened, didn't it; Ed.
see Nesstown Zoo Saga.) Western Europe's winter 'gas from Russia blues' look to be solved by a new pipeline of hot air from Brussels.
December - The late President J F Kennedy offers to be on Oprah's last show next year. The lost WW2 Lancaster bomber found on the moon many years ago, flies to Mars piloted by pigs. Ultimately the world is officially declared half a degree warmer, but only in certain places at certain times.
   And if you believe that...    you'd better seek an asylum.

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