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Twitter hunt for @RobbyWallis who says Manchester United players should die in another Munich

HOW did the match between Liverpool and Manchester United go? Did the fans reacts well to Alex Ferguson’s call for peace and harmony? Well, United were fortunate to win 2-1. No-one called anyone a “negrito”.  But on twitter @RobbyWallis had much to say. One idiot from millions of sane people who think death is not to be celebrated and mocked symbolises nothing. Unless you want it to:

Says Stan Collymore as he forwards the tweet to his followers: “Should never be allowed anywhere near Anfield.Pure filth.”

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Posted: 23rd, September 2012 | In: Key Posts, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arm all police officers? Depends if you’re Jean Charles de Menezes, Marc Duggan, Pc Fiona Bone or Pc Nicola Hughes

PC Fiona Bone and PC Nicola Hughes were murdered on duty. Last summer, when Marc Duggan was shot dead by police, the call was for less police guns. When unarmed Jean Charles de Menezes was shot dead by police as he ran for the Tube, did arming all police look like a sensible answer to maintaining law and order?

Now two policewomen have been murdered the call is for more guns. As ever, we hear from the grieving:

Pc Fiona Bone’s father:

“I never expected this. It’s so hard to take. He deserves to be hanged but I know we’ll never get that.”

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Posted: 20th, September 2012 | In: Key Posts, News | Comments (8) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


World Cup Mascots: From Willie to the Nutty Armadillo

SO, an armadillo it is.

Not the most obvious choice for Brazil’s World Cup mascot, but then the nut had already been by Crystal Palace’s legendary P. Nut, and the connotations of the word “Brazilian” are hardly suitable for a family-friendly cuddly toy.

Anyway, it’s all for a good cause – raising awareness of an endangered species – and it’s not as if other country’s efforts haven’t had their own idiosyncrasies.

England 1966: World Cup Willie

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Posted: 19th, September 2012 | In: Key Posts, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Guardian continues to lie abut the Mavi Marmara raid

BACK in May 2012, Conal Urquhart told Guardian readers that Israel had offered £4m compensation to Turkish victims of the raid on the Mavi Marmara flotilla. The boat was bound for the Gaza Strip when Israeli commandos landed on deck.

There is much dispute as to what happened. But Urquart is misleading:

Turkey cooled diplomatic relations with Israel after nine of its citizens were shot dead by Israeli commandos who landed on the Mavi Marmara to prevent its passage to Gaza. Protesters on the ship repelled the first wave of lightly armed commandos, but then the Israeli soldiers used lethal force against the unarmed passengers to end their resistance.

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Posted: 19th, September 2012 | In: Key Posts, News | Comments (7) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The best of the New York Bubble Project – making adverts better

THE Bubble Project lets anyone with pen add their thoughts to speech bubbles stuck onto pubic adverts. Ji Lee printed 50,000 stickers, slapped them up and wttied. He then took photographs of the added words:

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Posted: 19th, September 2012 | In: Key Posts, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Pictures of Life in Tijuana, Mexico: sex, drugs, hope and murder

LIFE in Tijuana, Mexico, can be hard. Sex, drugs and life comes cheap:

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Posted: 18th, September 2012 | In: Key Posts, News | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ian Tomlinson: Pc Simon Harwood, the Met escapes and the Sun’s lies

PC Simon Harwood will keep his police pension. Make that former Pc Simon Harwood, the copper sacked for gross misconduct. Ian Tomlinson’s family may well laugh. In Tomlinson was the man who died at the G20 protest in London back in 2009. Harwood was filmed hitting Tomlinson and pushing him to the ground. Tomlinson was on his way home from work. He was minding his own business. His hands were in his pockets. He was facing the other way.

An inquest ruled that Mr Tomlinson had been unlawfully killed. Dr Freddy Patel’s initial verdict was that Mr Tomlinson died of natural causes. That was wrong.

The Killing Of Ian Tomlinson In Photos

Harwood admitted using unnecessary force. He was acquitted of manslaughter.

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Maxine de Brunner of the Met Police says Hawwood cannot lose his pension because he was not convicted of a criminal offence in relation to death of newspaper seller Ian Tomlinson. She says:

“Simon Harwood will retain his pension when he reaches pensionable age. I’m unable to remove his pension because he has not been convicted of a criminal offence…We must remember on April 1, 2009 Ian Tomlinson lost his life. I take full responsibility for Simon Harwood and I would like to offer my sincere apologies and condolences to his family. Today’s hearing has resulted in the maximum penalty that was ever available to the panel – dismissal due to gross misconduct. That leaves no ambiguity as to how the Met views the actions of Simon Harwood.”

She takes full responsibility. Good. Sack her as well, then.

Harwood did not work alone. Here is why his bosses at the Met should be charged, too.

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Posted: 18th, September 2012 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Innocent of Islam excuse: jihadis conspire to be outraged

WHY are there riots in Middle East? Was Christopher Stevens, US Ambassador to Libya, murdered over a 14-minute clip of a pisspoor film called The Innocence of Islam? Julian Borger says he was. He tells Guardian readers:

The long fuse that led to the explosion of violence that killed the US ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, was lit last summer in the pleasant hills of southern California, where a man who claims to be an Israeli-American real estate developer, Sam Bacile, set about making a film.

Sam Bacile is the fabrication of a Christian group.

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Posted: 17th, September 2012 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The best Barack Obama burning effigies – Islamists go bonkers for Bonfire Night (photos)

ONE thing you cannot escape noticing is that Islamists love scarecrows. Wherever and whenever an anti-American protest breaks out some gurning loon will be there with an effigy of the US President he wants to set on fire. It isn’t Santa Claus’s Christmas, Halloween or Mother’s Day the US should have exported round the globe – it’s Bonfire Night, that British custom of spending every November 5th in the company of a stuffed, militant religionist (in this case the Catholic Guy Fawkes) with a rocket up his arse. If you want to show the jihadis that they are not the enemy, give them a hot jacket potato, a sparkler and invite them to bring an effigy to burn on the Bonfire. Recently, the Bonfire Nighters have been focusing on Barack Obama. Here are some of the best scarecrows/ effigies / Guys so far:

A university student of Nangarhar, makes a U.S. flag, as others hold an effigy of U.S. President Barack Obama during a demonstration in Jalalabad east of Kabul, Afghanistan on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011.

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Posted: 16th, September 2012 | In: Key Posts, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Prince William wants Valerie Suau jailed for being French: Kate Middleton is topless (but not in Britain)

DID Prince William really say “I want them jailed”? Them, being everyone involved in taking and publishing the topless pictures of Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge?

The Mirror says he did. Is Wills auditioning for job as the King of Thailand?

If the Mirror is right, Wills wants Valerie Suau, the photographer, to be sent to prison. The Daily Mail – hypocrite of hypocrites – tells readers Suau “is pronounced ‘sewer’”. She took the photos from a public road. The rights and wrongs are a matter for French law to rule on. The Windsors are suing Closer magazine for publishing the images. The fine is unlikely to top £24,000. So. Why has no British newspaper published the photographs? What happened to publish and be damned?

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Posted: 16th, September 2012 | In: Key Posts, Royal Family | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The greatest video dating clips ever. Really. EVER

THE greatest video dating clips ever. Really. EVER. All you need is tell us who you like best….


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Posted: 15th, September 2012 | In: Anorak TV, Key Posts, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ironic last words – what they said right before they died

IN a textbook case of tempting fate, Californian rapper Erwin McKiness – aka Jew’elz and Inkyy, whose fateful Twitter picture is reproduced below – was killed in a suspected drink-driving accident after apparently tweeting the famous rap refrain, ‘You Only Live Once’. Or to be more accurate: “Drunk af going 120 drifting corners #F**kItYOLO”

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Posted: 14th, September 2012 | In: Flashback, Key Posts | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Topless Kate Middleton: Duchess of Cambridge photos

PSST! Wanna see photos of Kate Middleton, aka the Duchess of Cambridge, topless? Here you go:

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Posted: 14th, September 2012 | In: Key Posts, Royal Family | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hillsborough: the truth is that the 96 were killed by the State

SIR Norman Bettison. He’s the chief constable who likes to protest his image, accused of manipulating his Wikipedia page to say nice things in a nice way. He was the chief inspector in South Yorkshire police at the time of the Hillsborough disaster (surely State-encouraged mass manslaughter? – Ed). He’s on the cover of the Sun, his face appears amid the headline:

Families of the 96: top cop must go

This is the:

Hillsborough Report Row

And:

Fury at defiant chief’s comments

What is is to be on the side of the angels for the trusty Sun, the paper that for 23 years sided with the State and libelled the dead. Its editor at the time, Kelvin MacKenzie, never resigned amid considerable fury. Indeed, no-one at the Sun did. No-one resigned from the Sun’s its parent group, News International. Indeed, the Sun’s sister title, the News of the World (now dead – and I for one miss it), went on to spy on people, including Milly Dowler, the murdered child. No-one at the top resigned for any of that.

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Posted: 14th, September 2012 | In: Key Posts, Sports | Comments (6) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Innocence of Muslims murders: how Christians used anti-Semitism to whip up hatred

THE Innocence of Muslims protest in photos: In supposed reaction to the dire anti-Islam film, four Americans, including US Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens are dead, murdered by a mob of Islamist protesters in Benghazi. There have been more protests at Sam Bacile’s film in Tunisia, Egypt and Yemen.

Who is Sam Bacile? Well, he might be the persona of Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, 55. Nakoula says he is not Bacile, but knows someone who is.

The AP reports that federal court papers filed against Nakoula in a 2010 criminal prosecution said that he had used numerous aliases, such as Nicola Bacily, Robert Bacily and Erwin Salameh, Ahmad Hamdy, Kritbag Difrat and PJ Tobacco.

…the cell phone number that AP contacted Tuesday to reach the filmmaker who identified himself as Sam Bacile traced to the same address near Los Angeles where AP found Nakoula.

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Posted: 13th, September 2012 | In: Key Posts, News | Comments (6) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Lake Annecy Murders: Ex-RAF pilot Brett Martin says what he saw

LAKE Annecy murders: Anorak’s look at the four murders in the news media: Meet Brett Martin, the former RAF pilot who was first on the scene. He’s talked on camera to the BBC. Why?

Linked In says a Brett Martin was a “B757 Pilot at Air 2000; Air Defence Weaponeering Instructor (pilot) at Royal Air Force“.

He tells the BBC that he did not see the four-year-old child. He says the bodies were slumped. It does not surprise him that Zaina al-Hilli was not seen. He says it was like a movie.

“If you’ve seen CSI Miami it was pretty much what you would imagine the set from CSI Miami would be like. There was a lot of blood and heads with bullet holes in them.”

Why would a witness to such horror go on the telly? He was asked. Is it that simple?

The Daily Mail says French police are “baffled“; Zainab al-Hilli, 7, has not been interviewed fully; she may lose an eye; the former RAF officer who “stumbled on the carnage” is back in the UK.

Facts are: Saad Al-Hilli, 50, mother Ikbal al-Hilli, 47, Suhaila al-Allaf, 74, and Sylvain Mollier, have been murdered. All shot twice in the head. A double-tap. Police style.

Eric Maillaud, the French prosecutor says:

“She [Zainab]…is the only person alive who actually could have seen something.”

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Posted: 13th, September 2012 | In: Key Posts, News | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


CCTV in schools: ‘If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear’

WHAT is the purpose of placing CCTV cameras in schools? Is it to collect data on pupils and teachers? Is it an attempt by the officials to prove how in control they are and how much they care for the student and staff body? The CCTV camera represents interaction. Don’t discuss and inspire. Just command and be omnipresent. “If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear.” So goes the mantra.

In 2008, the Examination Officers’ Association (EOA) conducted a pilot scheme that it hoped would catch out cheats. EOA chief executive Andrew Harland, said back then:

“There is a growing problem of security and we’re trying to come to terms with that. CCTV would work, both for officers and for the students, in alleviating problems of accusations and speculation. I’m not a ‘big brother’ fan, but you have increasing numbers of people who don’t know the students in the hall.”

People have always cheated. CCTV is installed because its lazy and works on the hideous premise that everyone is a prospective cheat. And that includes the teachers.

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Posted: 13th, September 2012 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Who is Sam Bacile? Does he even exist?

WHEN the US ambassador Chris Stevens and three other US diplomats were murdered at the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya and riots broke out in Egypt, we were introduced to Sam Bacile, an (it says here) Israeli-American who calls Islam as a “cancer” and made a film about it. It’s called Innocence of Muslims. You can see it on YouTube. Libyans did. They took offence at the Prophet Muhammad being portrayed as a child abuser, rapists, homosexual and womaniser. The film helped drive them to murder.

But then, if the Islamists want to find a Westerner doping down Islam, do they need to look far?

Know that:

HISTORIAN Tom Holland is bravely shrugging off Twitter threats this week following broadcast of his Channel 4 documentary Islam: the Untold Story…Now Channel 4 have cancelled the screening party due to be held next week.

The Telegraph reports:

One message sent to Holland read: “You might be a target in the streets. You may recruit some bodyguards, for your own safety.”

The programme is still accessible from the 4OD site.

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Posted: 12th, September 2012 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Proof that police changed evidence to implicate Liverpool fans in Hillsborough disaster

WILL the family and loved ones of the 96 Liverpool FC fans who died as a result of events on 15 April, 1989, know the truth? No, not the Sun’s version of “THE TRUTH”. This is the truth shorn of police, government and media lies. Today, the Hillsborough Independent Panel releases its final report into the horror.

Hillsborough inquest coroner, Stefan Popper, said the dead died from “traumatic asphyxiation”. He said 94 people died on the day before 3:15. (Two people died later in hospital.) Only, sources say at least one, Kevin Williams, might have been breathing after 3:15.  His mother, Anne Williams, claims Kevin was still alive at 16:00.

We will now see the medical records. Could nothing have been done for the dead after Popper’s “cut-off” time of 3:15? It’s hard to believe that’s the case, especially when so many who were injured recovered.

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Posted: 12th, September 2012 | In: Key Posts, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The TUC talks bollocks. Again

YES, it’s the TUC meeting again so obviously we’re going to have a report out or two that spout bollocks about what’s been happening to the economy. This year’s entry is a doozy though: the most charitable interpretation of it is that the TUC employs economists who really, really do not understand economics.

And no, I don’t mean all this neoliberal stuff about no regulation, or letting banking rip. Nor all tyhis social democracy stuff about redistribution and the value of free childcare. No, I mean as in not even understanding the basic numbers.

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Posted: 11th, September 2012 | In: Key Posts, Money | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The troubling story of Lisa Miller and the anti-gay Mennonite church

SAME-sex unions are big news. The Rev. Kenneth Miller 46, a Mennonite from Stuarts Draft, Va., has been found guilty of helping Lisa Miller (no relation) leave the USA in September 2009. Rev. Kenneth Miller has been found guilty of aiding in international kidnapping.

Miller and Jenkins had joined in a Vermont civil union in 2000. In 2002, Isabella was born through artificial insemination. The couple split in 2003. Lisa Miller got custody. Jenkins got visitation rights. Lisa Miller turned her back on her homosexuality. She turned to the Church, becoming a Baptist, then a Mennonite. She refused to let Jenkins see their child. This was in breach of the court.

In August 2009, a judge indicated that unless Lisa Miller comply he would turn custody of the girl over to Jenkins. Preparation swere made for Jenkins to take full custody.

Lisa Miller took Isabella and fled to Nicaragua.

Life Site News reports:

Nicaraguan Mennonites say that they have been persecuted by government authorities since they chose to shelter ex-lesbian Lisa Miller and her daughter Isabella following their escape from the United States, but add that they are willing to suffer and even die to protect Isabella from a court-ordered custody transfer to her non-biological lesbian “mother” [Janet Jenkins].

…The letter of the Nicaragua Brotherhood does not specify which Nicaraguan Menonite churches are represented. Although its publication date is given as February of this year, it appears not to have been distributed outside of Mennonite circles. It was quoted in May in the Mennonite World Review, and was quoted in Jenkins’ lawsuit.

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Posted: 11th, September 2012 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


In praise of Duane Bryers’s Hilda

IN June 2012, Duane Bryers died. He was 100. He had success as an artist with the syndicated comic strip Cokey. But it was Hilda, his full-figured glamour calendar girl who made him famous. When he was 91, he spoke with Les Toil:

Les: How’s your art going now, Duane?
DB: How’s my heart going? My heart is going surprisingly fine.

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Posted: 10th, September 2012 | In: Key Posts, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The 27 best photos of the 2012 London Paralympics

DID you watch the 2012 Paralympics on the telly? Or were you just glad it was on but didn’t think it worth a viewing, sure that you were not watching the world’s best? If you din’t watch, you missed some fantastic moments:

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China's Zheng Tao reacts after wining the Men's 100m Backstroke S6 category at the 2012 Paralympics Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Posted: 9th, September 2012 | In: Key Posts, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Two great hours with Lady Gaga in Twickenham: the photos

HOW can you not enjoy Lady Gaga, a little, lithe, dance-bodied twenty-something New Yorker who dresses from the deli counter and emerges on the Twickenham stage from a giant eyeball-veined womb, like a fairytale queen on a bag of rosy red apples about to be sieved through her metal fascinator? They comes to pay obeisance to the woman who pulls off knickers, bra and fishnets in public. They are not disappointed. Gaga includes the fans. She sings the hits with enthusiasm. She is self-indulgent, and unafraid of vocalising her opinions, notably on gays in the military. Sometimes she takes drugs. She compliments all, any and each sex on its appeal. Lady Gaga is the popstar you want to solve the problem presented by all the ones you don’t want. Now, what do you wear to meet her?

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Posted: 9th, September 2012 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


1954: Marijuana is the dreaded weed. In SWEETHEARTS ‘I Was a Musician’s Girl’

FLASHBACK to 1954: Marijuana is the dreaded weed. In SWEETHEARTS “I Was a Musician’s Girl”, the perils of dating a drummer become apparent. The young woman may start to think for herself:

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Posted: 9th, September 2012 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, marijuana | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0