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Thusha Kamaleswaran is a web hit on the Daily Mail’s child porn CCTV show

PA 13152055 Thusha Kamaleswaran is a web hit on the Daily Mails child porn CCTV show THUSHA Kamaleswaran is on the front pages of the Sun, Mail, Mirror, Telegraph and the Guardian. The tabloids lead with photos taken from CCTV footage of Thusha being shot. The ‘broadsheets’ lead with photos of the child’s face before the horror.

Thusha Kamaleswaran is five years old. Her life changed when three men with murder on their minds – Nathaniel Grant, 20, of Camberwell, Kazeem Kolawole, 19, of Kennington, and Anthony McCalla, also 19, of Streatham – chased two rivals along Stockwell Road, London.

Thusha Kamaleswaran was in the Stockwell Food and Wine store on Stockwell Road, her uncle’s shop. One of the men being hunted by the gang ran into the shop. Nathaniel Grant was on a bicycle. He had the gun. He shot two bullets into the convenience store.

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Posted: 27th, March 2012 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Using Ashleigh Hall to create a Facebook paedo panic

peter chapman Using Ashleigh Hall to create a Facebook paedo panic IN “I posed as a girl of 14 online. What followed will sicken you” Mark Williams-Thomas told Daily Mail readers that he was “shocked by what I encountered when I spent just five minutes on a social networking site posing as a 14-year-old girl”.

Adding:

“Within 90 seconds, a middle-aged man wanted to perform a sex act in front of me.”

How do we know it was middle-aged man? Middle-aged men on Facebook have been known to pose as 14-year-old girls.

…I wasn’t surprised that a vulnerable teenager, Ashleigh Hall, was groomed on Facebook before being brutally raped and killed.

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Posted: 26th, March 2012 | In: Key Posts, Scare Stories, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Shampoo ad featuring Hitler promises to turn Turks into macho men

BIOMEN, a Turkish shampoo brand, has come under fire for a television commercial featuring Adolf Hitler declaring that “real men use Biomen”.

The 12-second ad features black-and-white footage of Hitler delivering one of his famously impassioned speeches. It is dubbed to Turkish, with a male voice shouting: “If you don’t wear women’s clothes then you shouldn’t be using women’s shampoo either. Now you can get the 100 per cent male shampoo Biomen. If you’re man enough then use Biomen.”

Perhaps it was an attempt to emulate the popular Downfall videos, but Turkish Jews were not amused. They have protested vocally against the ad, which is apparently still running on state television. The chief rabbi of Turkey issued a statement demanding a public apology from the advertising company “to repair the damage this commercial has caused to society’s conscience”.

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Posted: 26th, March 2012 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Name that film – photos from behind the scenes of famous movies

NAME that film. We’ve got a gallery of images from behind the scenes on famous films. Can you name all the movies?

Posted: 26th, March 2012 | In: Film, Key Posts | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Simon Cowell finds intruder in his house! Everyone looks at Louis Walsh

PA 2657390 Simon Cowell finds intruder in his house! Everyone looks at Louis Walsh

IMAGINE the horror of someone breaking into your house with a mental look in their eye. Of course, if it happened to you, no-one actually cares. You have to be famous for people to show sympathy about such matters. And Simon Cowell, a man who doesn’t get much kindness from the world, found himself with a nutter in his house!

No, it wasn’t Louis Walsh masturbating in the lean-to.

Cowell had just settled down in his London mansion on Saturday night to watch himself on ITV’s Jonathan Ross show (of course he’s the kind of person who watches himself on television) when he heard a noise.

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Posted: 26th, March 2012 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


A history of national anthem disasters

A HISTORY of National Anthem Diasaters:

2012: Kuwait

When Kazakhstan’s Mariya Dmitriyenko received her gold medal at the recent Arab Shooting Championship in Kuwait, she was greeted, not with the customary national anthem, but by the obscene version from the film Borat. Highlights included “Kazakhstan’s prostitutes cleanest in the region” and “come grasp the mighty penis of our leader”.

But she took it in all in her stride, possibly aware that such indignities are nothing new…


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Posted: 26th, March 2012 | In: Flashback, Key Posts | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


RIP Jockey Wilson: When darts had the lot – photos

PA 221510 RIP Jockey Wilson: When darts had the lot   photos

RIP Jocky Wilson, favoured son of 1980s televised darts – world champion in 1982 and 1989. Wilson died at his home in Kirkcaldy, Fife. He lived smoking 40 ciggies a day for 40 years. Rumours are that he liked a drink – darts’ Jocky Wilson Cup between England and Scotland was tipped as a new measure for wine and spirits. This is the way with sporting maverick, they can take a dink, a ciggie and, above all, a joke. Back when Jocky used his feed hand to hold a lit cigarette amid the tungsten, darts had character and no need for walk ons, theme music and the Dutch.

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Posted: 25th, March 2012 | In: Key Posts, Sports | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Britain’s Got Talent Hairy Halo Jonathan Antoine gets Susan Boyle-ed

Jonathan Antoine1 Britains Got Talent Hairy Halo Jonathan Antoine gets Susan Boyle ed

CAN the media turn Britain’s Got Talent’s Jonathan Antoine into a victim and give him a Susan Boyle-styled hairy halo? The Daily Star makes fist of it, leading with:

“I NEEDED SHRINK TO FACE COWELL”

Wow, indeed. This sounds as is Jonathan Anotoine has mental health issues. Can it be that Antoine, the teenaged talent from Essex who performs live with his band Outside Art and has sang at London’s South Bank Centre, is so scared of Simon Cowell he needs a head doctor?

James Inham writes:

Britain’s Got Talent star Jonathan Antoine suffered a nervous breakdown after years of taunts about his size.

Jonathan Antoine is fat. This makes him an object of wonder. Fat used to mean jolly and confident, the life and soul of the party. Now it mean your a sad victim, TV’s Biggest Loser who needs help, saving and beating up.

The 17-year-old, who stunned millions with his amazing operatic voice last night, is seeing a psychiatrist and believes he can go all the way in the ITV1 show.

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Posted: 25th, March 2012 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jonathan Antoine wins Britain’s Got Talent – God smiles

jonathan antoine Jonathan Antoine wins Britains Got Talent   God smiles

WHO is Britain Got Talent’s Jonathan Antoine, aka Jonathan Stavvy Antoine, of Jonathan and Charlotte? Will the Essex teenager (17) make it to Celebrity Big Brother? Will he be mated with Susan Boyle? Will he ditch Charlotte Jaconelli, 16, the fanciable sidekick who proves he is not socially inept and can befriend girls?

The Mail says Jonthan is “following in the footsteps of Susan Boyle”. To the fridge? No, to fame and fortune as the authentic face of manhood. It was Botox-studded Holden who told us of Boyle:

The minute we turn her into a glamour puss is when it’s spoiled. I won’t let Simon Cowell take her to his dentist and I certainly won’t let her near his hairdresser.”

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Posted: 24th, March 2012 | In: Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Karen Matthews – she’s back for fame and a Big Mac

PA 9030012 Karen Matthews   shes back for fame and a Big Mac

KAREN Matthews, mother of missing-then-found Shannon Matthews, is back in the news. The mum-of-seven staged a fake kidnapping of her daughter Shannon to get a £50,000 reward offered by national newspapers. A hungry media lapped up the story of the missing child. Dewsbury had its own Our Maddie. But Shannon was in Michael Donovan’s flat. ‘Uncle Michael’ was in cahoots with Karen Matthews. He was jailed for nine years for kidnap and false imprisonment. Earlier this month, Donovan was released on licence. Karen Matthews got eight years. Now she’s getting out.

Dewsbury Reporter: “Exclusive: Karen Matthews won’t come home to Dewsbury Moor”

On March 25, the paper reported:

KAREN Matthews is expected to be released from jail within weeks – but she isn’t likely to return to Dewsbury.

Karen is expected to finish her eight-year sentence for kidnap and false imprisonment of her daughter, Shannon, next month. This Wednesday it was the fourth anniversary of Shannon being found. “I know for a fact she is not coming back,” Ms Bushby said. “As far as I’m aware she will head for a halfway house.” She also rubbished tabloid newspaper reports of Karen having a boyfriend waiting for her in Cyprus and that the jailed mum plans to head straight for The Jeremy Kyle Show when she is released from prison in Derby.

Ms Bushby said: “It’s nonsense. She won’t be able to make any money from her crimes.”

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Posted: 24th, March 2012 | In: Key Posts, News | Comments (10) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Scarlett Johansson email hacker Christopher Chaney is guilty of making the internet happy

PA 13123879 Scarlett Johansson email hacker Christopher Chaney is guilty of making the internet happy

THE Florida man who goes by the name of Christopher Chaney is going to plead guilty after being accused of hacking into the email accounts of film stars Scarlett Johansson, Mila Kunis and other celebrities so he could share all their boobies with us.

Chaney will plead guilty on Monday to nine criminal counts, including unauthorized access to a computer and wiretapping, according to a plea agreement filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles. The maximum sentence he’s facing is 60 years in prison, which is weird, because the bloke who killed a young black man for absolutely no reason isn’t getting anything done to him at all.

God bless America, eh?

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Posted: 23rd, March 2012 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mohamed Merah throws himself from a window and dies – photos

mohamed mera Mohamed Merah throws himself from a window and dies   photos

MOHAMMED Mera, aka Mohamed Merah and Mohammed Merah – the news media has yet to settle on the name of the Toulouse mass murderer is dead.

He came out shooting as police stormed his flat. He jumped from a window at his flat. He was shooting as he jumped.

So. Why did the Muslim murder Jewish children? Why did the man murder French soldiers, two of them Muslim? Why did the nutter shoot at the police? How does the media speak about Mohamed Merah?

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Posted: 22nd, March 2012 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Killer Shisha tobacco scaremongering blows up in smoke

PA 13021225 The Killer Shisha tobacco scaremongering blows up in smoke

HOW dangerous are shisha pipes? As No Smoking Day looms, a barage of press releases have gone out wanting that shihsa smoke is a killer.

The Daily Mail is informative:

How an hour spent smoking trendy shisha pipes is as harmful as a HUNDRED cigarettes

Non-trendy ones are just as dangerous. In Singapore, Yahoo says:

Shisha: 200 times more harmful than cigarettes?

The Mail goes on:

But the World Health Organisation has warned that a one-hour shisha session can be as harmful as smoking 100 cigarettes.

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Posted: 22nd, March 2012 | In: Key Posts, Scare Stories, The Consumer | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Fabrice Muamba and the Munich Air Disaster – compare and contrast

PA 321672 Fabrice Muamba and the Munich Air Disaster   compare and contrast

FABRICE Muamba is ill. On twitter, Liam Stacey has been death with but what to make of Red Issue, the Manchester United fanzine that sees mourn porn in the media’s cynical treatment of Muamba. It tweets:

* Bolton reserve game off. Time for ‘professionals’ to return to work methinks. Good job they’re not on £22k p/a in Afghanistan.

* News just in: Queen abandons Jubilee Tour. “One doesn’t think it right at a time a man is fighting for his life.” Olympics now in doubt.

* More stats for all our fans out there: 0 – Bolton games postponed when 33 supporters died 2 – Lpool games postponed when 95 supporters died

@Pearcesport “at Muamba hospital”??? Are you for real? Has it changed its name in solidarity? #callthisjournalism?

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Posted: 21st, March 2012 | In: Key Posts, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Did UN worker’s anti-Israel tweet provoke Mohammed Merah to murder?

khuloodbadawi Did UN workers anti Israel tweet provoke Mohammed Merah to murder?

MOHAMMED Merah is the man suspected of murdering four Jews - three of them young children – in Toulouse. Mohammed Merah is a 24-year-old French citizen of Algerian extraction, self-declared Islamist warrior and member of the al-Qaeda network, linked to banned Islamist group Forsane Alizza (Knights of Pride), and once arrested in the Afghan city of Kandahar.

Did Mohammed Merah murder Jewish children because little over week earlier, on March 12, UN worker Khulood Badawi posted a photo of a cloodied child on @KhuloodBadawi? Did it play a part in his thinking? (She has since taken it down, later writing: “Correction: I tweeted the photo believing it was from the last round of violence & it turned out to be from 2006.”)

Her original caption read:

Long Live Palestine – Palestine is bleeding – Another child killed by #Israel..Another father carrying his child to the grace in #Gaza.

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Posted: 21st, March 2012 | In: Key Posts, News | Comments (24) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Falkirk streaker Lewis Fraser trips over his pants (video)

Lewis Fraser Falkirk streaker Lewis Fraser trips over his pants (video)

Lewis Fraser 1 Falkirk streaker Lewis Fraser trips over his pants (video)STREAKER of the Day is 18-year-old Falkirk fan Lewis Fraser, 18. When Falkirk took on Ross County at Victoria Park, Fraser was stood with the away fans. Ross County scored. Fraser seized the moment. He vaulted the fence. He ran. And then he fell – his feet became entangled with his pants. He never stood a chance.

Fraser has been arrested and fined £500 for breach of the peace (ie:  giving everyone a good laugh). Falkirk lost 1-2 – a scoreline from hereon known as the ‘meat and two veg’.

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Posted: 21st, March 2012 | In: Key Posts, Sports | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Fabrice Muamba: Richard Littlejohn says Muamba is the infection that triggers an English disease

PA 13103692 Fabrice Muamba: Richard Littlejohn says Muamba is the infection that triggers an English disease

FABRICE Muamba: Anorak’s look at the Bolton Wanderers’ footballer in the news: Richard Littlejohn’s spite in the Daily Mail and the Sun’s cynicism in trying to own Muamba and his illness.

Daily Mirror (front page)” Why did they stop the game?”

The Sun (front page): “Did we lose? Why did they stop the game?”

Both papers lead with same story that Fabrice Muamba’s father Marcel asked him if he knew who he was. Aime Esalo, a friend of the Muamba family, says: “Fabrice said ‘Yes’ and the next thing he asked was, ‘Did we lose?’”

Fabrice asked why the game between Bolton and Spurs had been stopped. Hsi father replied: “Because of you.”

The Sun has spotted a campaign. Newspapers love a campaign – it’s what makes them stand apart. The front page invites readers to:

“Join our CPR campaign in schools”

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Posted: 21st, March 2012 | In: Key Posts, Sports | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


We are all Azhar Ahmed now – State control online will hurt us all

PA 13099141 1 We are all Azhar Ahmed now   State control online will hurt us all

AZHAR Ahmed, 19, was in the dock at Dewsbury magistrates’ court today. Azhar Ahmed was there because he posted an odious badly written Facebook comment that allegedly breached the rules of the Communications Act 2003. He had been charged with a racially aggravated public order offence. That was ridiculous.

Mr Ahmed, from Ravensthorpe, West Yorkshire, denied the new charge.

He will stand trial at Huddersfield magistrates’ court on July 3.

Outside court, an estimated 50 far-right protesters staged noisy demonstrations when he arrived and left.

On the same day, Sergeant Nigel Coupe, 33, of 1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment, Corporal Jake Hartley, 20, Private Anthony Frampton, 20, Private Christopher Kershaw, 19, Private Daniel Wade, 20, and Private Daniel Wilford, 21, all of 3rd Battalion the Yorkshire were being repatriated.

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Posted: 20th, March 2012 | In: Key Posts, Technology | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Celebrities That Look Like Mattresses: Lohan, Spears, Rihanna and more are sex on springs

FACEBOOK Page of the Day is Celebrities That Look Like Mattresses. It features: Kirstin Dunst mattress, Mickey Rourke mattress, January Jones mattress (quilted), Alan Cumming mattress, Britney Spears mattress, Lindsay Lohan mattress, Sandra Bullock mattress, Nadine Coyle mattress, Diane Kruger matress and Rihanna mattress. Sex sells. Dress for availability and comfort…

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Posted: 20th, March 2012 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


One Tiny Hand – Photos of celebrities with one tiny hand

TUMBLR site of the day is One Tiny Hand – “ONE TINY STEP FOR HANDS, ONE GIANT LEAP FOR MANKIND”. It features celebrities with one tiny hand. People like: Beyonce, Tina Fey, George Clooney, Lindsay Lohan , Kim Jong Il, Sarah Palin, The Golden Girls (and I did laugh out loud), Kim Kardashian, Snooki, Mitt Romney, Tom Cruise and Oprah Winfrey (but not Michael Jackson).… Which one’s your favourite?

Spotter: One Tiny Hand

Posted: 20th, March 2012 | In: Key Posts, Photojournalism | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Kyron Horman: 1 year, 9 months and 16 days of biased media and inept police work

PA 9176002 Kyron Horman: 1 year, 9 months and 16 days of biased media and inept police work

KYRON Horman – Anorak’s look at the missing Portland Oregon, child in the news…

A reader writes:

Kyron Horman disappeared from Skyline Elementary School in North Portland, Oregon, on June 4, 2010.   The MCSO, Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office, who are in charge of the investigation, announced in June 2010 that the case would hopefully ‘be solved within a month’.  Kyron Horman has been missing now for 1 year, 9 months and 16 days!  The MCSO have yet to discover how he disappeared from that school; who took him from that school; or if he is being held alive somewhere or deceased.

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Posted: 19th, March 2012 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Fever Pitch Years: two decades of English football’s gentrification

THE Fever Pitch Years: two decades of English football’s gentrification. It started 20 years ago with this man and this book.

Fever1 The Fever Pitch Years: two decades of English footballs gentrification

Of course there was the Taylor report too, and the Bosman ruling and Italia 90, but it was the publication of Nick Hornby’s Fever Pitch in 1992 that symbolised the fundamental shift in the world of football. A pastime described by the Sunday Times as “a slum sport played in slum stadiums and increasingly watched by slum people” was on its way to becoming the billion-dollar business we know today. Some call it progress; others beg to differ…

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Posted: 19th, March 2012 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, Sports | Comments (6) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jewish children murdered in Toulouse school shooting – round up the usual suspects

PA 130928172 Jewish children murdered in Toulouse school shooting   round up the usual suspectsIS everyone anti-semitic – even the Jews? In Toulouse, France, a gunman has fired on the Ozar Hatorah Jewish secondary school.

Teacher Jonathan Sandler, 30, his sons Aryeh, three, and Gavriel Yissacher, six, and Miriam Montenago, the eight-year-old daughter of the school’s headteacher, have been shot dead. A 17-year-old has been seriously injured. (Update: he died.)

Why? Was it drugs? Honour killing? Mistaken identity? Is that why they died? Or do you look at the names and the school and the race of the victims and think they were the victims of anti-semitism?

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


Fabrice Muamba alleged troll: Liam Stacey caught by twitter’s police snitches

liam stacey Fabrice Muamba alleged troll: Liam Stacey caught by twitters police snitches

LIAM Stacey has been named as the 21-year-old Swansea University student arrested over allegedly “sick” comments about Bolton Wanderer’s football Fabrice Muamba. (You can read the comments by @LiamStacey9 here). Perhaps as part of the 2003 Extradition Act, the US can send Chet Walken over to the UK to answer for his allegedly racist tweets?

On the left you can see other tweets form that address in which the tweeter apologises and claims his account was hacked – Click to make bigger.

The Mail picks up internet news that Liam Stacey is a biology undergraduate, originally from Pontypridd, South Wales.

He “posted tweets saying the remarks were not his and insisting he was not a racist. He claimed his account had been hacked and he hadn’t had access to his phone at the time the remarks were made.”

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Posted: 19th, March 2012 | In: Key Posts, Technology | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


One in three of you is your cat’s puppet – Toxoplasma gondii and me

walking cat One in three of you is your cats puppet   Toxoplasma gondii and meKATHLEEN McAuliffe says your cat is making you insane. Jaroslav Flegr is the guinea pig (unwilling) infected in by brian by Toxoplasma gondii, a single-celled parasite that lives in your cats poo. The Toxo-G causes toxoplasmosis. If pregnant women become infected, the bug can cause the foetus to be brain damaged or aborted.

Cats and human are at a crossroads. For a long time, humans petted the cats and the cats caught the mice. Humans fed the cats and the cats agreed not to piss on the carpet. Cats get petted and de-loused and humans get de-stressed. But it’s all about to change. Your cat is working you like a puppet. Oh, and, as ever, global warming is making things worse for humanity.

In 2002, research suggested that between 30 to 60% of people across the world re infected with Toxoplasmosis gondii.

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