Archive for the ‘India’ Category

Global Warming, global roundup.

February 23, 2007

Hi Brit,

Not surprisingly, Global Warming is rearing its ugly head in today’s news.

First, and also not surprisingly, we find that Al Gore lied in his alarmist “documentary” by indicating that hurricanes are wore lately because of, you guessed it, Global Warming.  However, in this article, Expert disputes storms’ link to global warming, we find just what the title says:

Chris Landsea, science and operations director of the National Hurricane Center in Miami, said the notion that global warming is causing an increase in hurricanes gained widespread attention after the stormy seasons of 2004 and 2005.

But that perception is wrong and the statistics don’t bear it out, Landsea told about 200 students and professors in the auditorium at USC’s geography building.

It seems that even the IPCC bought into the Gore propaganda, as on page 5 of the IPCC WGI Fourth Assessment Report, they also blame Global Warming for an increase in intensity of tropical cyclones. 

Moving on we have, State distances itself from climatologist.  Here we find an expert “climate scientist,” who is experiencing political pressure because he does not hold with the consensus opinion on Climate Change.  The article mentions that this has also happened in other States than Delaware.  So much for “science.”

Which leaves us with the Business of Global Warming, China, India Smile as West Overpays for Climate: Andy Mukherjee.  You really should read this one as it’s choked full of information.  However, this bit bares repeating:

Sydney-based Easy Being Green says it will mitigate your cat’s flatulent contribution to global warming for A$8 ($6). The same company could also make your granny “carbon-neutral” at A$10 a year, according to a report in the Australian newspaper last weekend.

Then there’s Carbon Planet Pty, another company cited in the article. If you are hopping on a short-haul flight between Sydney and Canberra, and feeling bad about the damage you are doing to the ecosystem, you can buy credits worth A$23, for which the Adelaide-based company will guarantee to keep 1 ton of carbon dioxide out of the air for 100 years.

Well, I must go now as I have some scheming, ah, thinking to do.

the Grit

Al Gore, wrong again.

February 14, 2007

Hi Brit,

By now I’m sure you’ve seen the glacier melting scene from Al Gore’s propaganda film, “An Inconvenient Truth.”  Well, it turns out that the Global Warming alarmist wasn’t telling the whole truth:

Study: Glacier melting can be variable

Experts question theory on global warming

It appears that the Climate Change fanatics have been cherry picking the data they consider, and not bothering to mention that not all glaciers show signs of melting or behave in consistent ways.  Of course, that would make the theory easier to support and, as a minor benefit, keep billions of dollars in research funding poring into the coffers of an otherwise minor area of science. 

the Grit

Kylie, hotpants, Shilpa and culture

February 10, 2007

Hi Grit

Don’t you think it amazing the way that modern celebrities are breaking down the culture structure of our society. Only a few years ago in the UK popstars, film actors and other celebs were percieved to be not worthy of the attention of the establishment. Now they cannot seem to get enough of them.

First we have Kylie’s stage costumes, including the famous gold hot pants, being exhibited in the very staid Victoria and Albert Museum. before they go on a nationwide tour. The exhibition was opened by Kylie herself with all the pomp and ceremony that such an occasion usually attracts at the V&A. One writer even suggested that the gathered important people even bowed when introduced to the star.

In the next breath we learn that Shilpa, of Big Brother fame, has been asked to appear on “Question Time.” Question time is a BBC debate programme that deals with political and social issues of the times. It usually consists of a panel of people from both sides of the political divide together with business interests.

How times have changed

the Brit

Shilpa, Jade, Danielle and Jo – a week later

February 8, 2007

Hi Grit

Just thought you would want an how the people from the big brother house have got on since leaving just over a week ago.

Shilpa Shetty

Yesterday Shilpa Shetty went to Westminster to meet Tony Blair and other Members of Parliament. The crowds were so large that the police moved the following press conference for fears of security issues. Following this she travelled to Leicester, which has a large Asian community, where the crowds were even larger, forcing the police to not allow Shipla to get out of the car for the arranged Radio interview.  

Jade

Jade’s planned trip to India has been called off for the present, on advice of doctors who say that she still needs treatment to deal with the psychological affect of her recent stay in the house. Mind you she got into more trouble for taking a ride with her three year old son sitting on the top of the petrol tank of a quad bike. Jade’s agent has also confirmed that she has no work as all previous engagements have been cancelled.

Danielle

Danielle, after being interviewed by police, has decided to take a holiday in the sun with her parents. Apparently, she has still not met with her boyfriend, Teddy Sherringham, an English football player, so that does not look very promising. In addition to all the modelling contracts Danielle has lost, she is also being sued for £100,000 by the Miss GB organisers for bringing the pageant into disrepute by appearing topless in a magazine and having an affair with one of the judges – you’ve guessed it, Teddy Sherringham.

Jo O’Meara

Like Jade, Jo has spent the week getting psychiatric help. Out of the three, Jo is the one who has kept the lowest profile, partially due to death threats that have been made about her.

Other news is that the police are planning on interviewing seven of the big brother housemates, so there is more to come on the potential for criminal charges.

They say a week is a long time in politics. In entertainment it is proving to be even longer when one considers the dramatic effect that it has had on these four ladies lives.

the Brit

Danielle interviewed by police

February 2, 2007

danielle.jpgHi Grit

The incident in the Big Brother house is continuing to rumble on. Yesterday Danielle was interviewed, in her lawyers office in London, by police as they continue their investigation in the “racism” and “bullying” incident. The meeting took three hours, with her management saying that she was happy to cooperate with them.

the Brit

Shilpa and Jo and Royalty

January 31, 2007

Hi Grit

Just when you thought it was all over, so it starts again. Yes, you are correct. There are rumours that Shilpa is set to meet the Queen and Tony Blair (providing the latter keeps himself out of prison). In addition, a significant number of offers have come her way, including book deals, West End appearences and many others.

On the other side of the coin Jo, one of the three accused of bullying has won the support of Sarah Ferguson, ex-wife of Prince Andrew, who rightly thinks that it is time to draw a line under this situation. Jo has also suffered over the weekend as her manager died of a heart attack.

Time to draw the curtains and let all of these people get on with their lives.

the Brit

Royals need publicity too.

January 31, 2007

Hi Brit,

More and more, I believe you were correct in your analysis of the Big Brother situation, and that it may well have been manipulated.  However, you may not have probed deeply enough into who was behind the conspiracy:

BB QUEEN SHILPA SET TO RUB SHOULDERS WITH ROYALTY

MOTHERLY FERGIE STANDS UP FOR BB’S JO O’MEARA

 It would seem, that your Royal Family has a stake in this mess as well.  Where will it end?  More importantly, when will it end?

the Grit

Jade, Shilpa and Big Brother – the media aftermath

January 30, 2007

Hi Grit

As expected, the story of the Big Brother house and it’s inmates continues in the media, with screaming headlines from all the papers each trying to lead with a different contestant. The Mirror has Shilpa’s story, which is still the most balanced of the lot, as she tries to defuse the racism aspect.

The Sun reveals that Jade Goody, the main instigator, has booked into a rehab clinic on the verge of a breakdown, as her world is falling apart. Whatever one’s views on her are, let’s hope at least she can find some peace and come to terms with everything, if only for her family.

The Daily Star led with Danielle’s story, which had little to add and seemed to confirm what Shilpa thought of her, that she was stupid. The Mirror again carried the story about Jo O’Meara refusing to apologise for her part in the incident.

Have you noticed anything strange about all this? The most startling fact to me is that none of the male contestants of the show appear to made or been ask to make any comment about the events of the past three weeks.

the Brit 

Will it never end?

January 27, 2007

Hi Brit,

While I like you personally, I’m thinking of writing my Congressmen and demanding they declare war on England.  The reason, why to stop your Big Brother race problems being all over the Internet!  Stop it! Stop it! Stop it!  Now they’re going on about some singer, Jo O’Meara, that I’ve never heard of, or heard for that matter, because she imitated Shilpa Shetty’s voice?  Who cares?  This article, Big Brother star Jo denies racism, points out that Jo has Indian relatives, which, according to the Big Book of Political Correctness, when combined with any semblance of an attempt at humor allows some mocking of accents.  Don’t y’all keep up with these things?

Besides, the lass obviously has no idea what she’s doing most of the time.  For evidence I offer this quote, “We was doing that with her and she was finding that really funny.”  Add to this that she has, apparently, posed nude, and I think we can drop the racism stuff.  Of course, that article also mentions that: Before Friday’s show, a police spokeswoman said: “An investigation into allegations of racist behavior inside the Celebrity Big Brother house is continuing.”  Now, I know that y’all do things a bit differently over there, but I had no idea you had criminalized racist speech.  No wonder your jails are full.  Goodness, if we did that over here, it would be easier to move all the people who HAVEN’T said anything racist into one small state and declare the rest of the country a prison.

So, Brit my friend, I would consider it a great personal favor it you would stroll over to the Big Brother set and slap who ever is in charge silly.

the Grit

Shilpa Shetty to win

January 27, 2007

shilpa_brother126.gifHey Grit

You will remember the Big Brother racist incident. Well it seems that whatever happens the victim, Shilpa Shetty will come out a winner. Irrespective of whether she wins the show or not, although the bookies her see that as the result, it has done her career the world of good.

As the press in India and other areas have reported, Shilpa is already being targetted for a number of contracts upon her leaving the show, including being host to a million dollar poker production. It also seems that during her time in the show she has built up quite a following outside of her native India.

It seems that maintaining her dignity, unlike some of the other contestants, has proven to be the right move for Shilpa.

the Brit

Jade Goody goes Indian

January 24, 2007

Hi Grit

I know I said I would not post any more about Jade, but I thought you ought to know that the lady, accused of racism, is ready to pack her bags and take a visit to India. It would appear that she has been invited to visit the county to see for herself how the culture works over there.

It will be interesting to see how this trip works out for Jade. She is either going to find out exactly what it is like to be on the receiving end of racist attacks or, hopefully, the Indian people will accept her countless apologies and take the opportunity of mending a few bridges.

Whatever you views upon the lady, one has to give her credit for accepting her errors and making the attempt to redress the situation and make amends.

the Brit

Jade said what?

January 21, 2007

Hi Brit,

 OK, finally I found out what was said, and I am confused.  The big deal, international incident, careers on the rocks, and all that is over, Jade Goody calls Shilpa ‘Poppadom’ ?  I’m sorry, but y’all don’t know what racism is!  If that’s the worst this Shilpa person has ever been called, she should thank her luck stars.  As to everyone else who is up in arms about this, get a life.  And here I thought people in the South were touchy.

the Grit

Jade Goody headline news

January 20, 2007

Hi Grit

Despite her eviction from the Big Brother house last night, and her subsequent comment that she was “disguested” with her behaviour in the racism/bullying incident, Jade Goody continues to hog a fair proportion of the newspaper headlines this morning, as journalists and others try to analyse what went on.

Some are suggesting that the production company engineered the incident, with more than sixty percent saying that they should have stepped in to stop it. The Telegraph carries no less than four articles associated with the show, including one that suggests the row was fired by class hatred rather than racism. The Sun carries six articles about the subject, including a story about an invitation to India for Goody. The story has even appeared in the Financial Times. Of course, the story featured on every news show last night and, as mentioned earlier, Gordon Brown is in on the act again, hinting that the Indian lady should win.

It has certainly cost Jade Goody a lot of her previously gained affection from the public, and loss of income for her and Danielle, one of the other housemates, but on the other side of the coin she has achieved international recognition.

It will be interesting to see what, if anything, Jade can do to recover from this situation.

the Brit

Jade Goody and Big Brother shock

January 19, 2007

Hi Grit

The racism problems with the TV big brother programme here are continuing to gain pace. Yesterday the shows sponsors withdrew their £3 million sponsorship deal from the programme and demanded immediate removing of all their branding and are claiming for the return of some funds already paid. Similarly, 150 stores removed Jane Goody’s (the main protaginist of the racist incident) perfume from their shelves and Danielle, another contestant who joined in the alleged bullying, was sacked from a lucrative £100,000 modelling contract. It could destroy their careers.

In the news overnight it was revealed that the normal crowds allowed in for eviction nights (Fridays), will not be present tonight as fears for the safety of Jade have been expressed. Finally, Gordon Brown, the Chancellor, on a visit to India, has indicated that a vote for Shilpa Shetty, the Indian victim in all this, would send a message about how the british public feel about these issues. The show producers have also decided to give all the proceeds from this weeks eviction votes to charity, following a request from an Indian MP in the UK.

Whilst there have been attempts by the housemates involved to defuse the controversy, which suggest messages are getting through to them somehow, it does seem as if the row is set to continue for a while.

the brit.

Big Brother creates international incident

January 18, 2007

Hi Grit

It appears that we do not need politicians to create international incidents. All you need is a UK TV programme called “Big Brother.” Over the past few days three of the female housemates have ganged up against a fourth, an indian actress called Shilpa Shetty, in what tens of thousands are calling a racist attack.

The protests have spilled over into the streets of India. Whilst our politicians are denouncing the incident, it looks as though the Indian government are taking it very seriously, considering what action to take. It will be interesting to see how things develop over the next few days.

the Brit

Choices, choices, what’s a liberal to do?

January 10, 2007

Hi Brit,

This one’s going to have our liberals scratching their heads, Villagers, elephants fight for right to life in India.  Now, if this happened in the US, it wouldn’t be a puzzler, the elephants would be pampered and, if they were carnivorous, fed the children by our liberal elites.  However, since India is a third world country, and, generally, non-Christian and non-white our liberals will most likely not want to tackle this one.  Of course, one Congressman from Alaska will probably suggest building a bridge…

the Grit

And now for something completely disturbing

January 10, 2007

Hi Brit,

If this story doesn’t doesn’t conjure up some seriously disturbing mental images, you’re not taking the right drugs, Gere dances with Indian sex workers in AIDS fight.  Beyond the wild and frightening visualization of Gere doing a conga line down a mud covered street with thousands of Sari clad Indian whores chanting about condoms, just the fact that there are 600,000 women of the night in that area is enough to make one cringe.  Mumbai is thought to have 13 million people, so five percent of the population are hookers?  Even assuming that some are commuting just for the chance to grab Richard Gere’s ass, this offers some astonishing insight into what is wrong with India; they’re sex obsessed savages.  No wonder y’all can afford food, you’re spending all your money on nookie.  This might also explain why your country is rapidly reaching standing room only status.  Fellas, for everyones’ sake, try keeping it in your pants for a few years.

the Grit