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Cambridge University The Tab’s Best Bums contest is attracting admiring glances.
James Dellingpole is well impressed:
I believe that news features like this, run in Britain’s most popular online student newspaper The Tab, may be all that stands between today’s student generation and the eradication of the Western intellectual tradition by the kill-joy forces of cultural Marxism.
Already, I’ve no doubt, bitter groupuscules of angry, left-wing inadequates with unformed frontal lobes are preparing their hashtag campaigns against Tab features like this one, presumably on the grounds that they are degrading and demeaning or some such nonsense.
But so long as there are Cambridge undergraduates prepared to throw caution and political correctness to the wind by baring their buttocks in this way, and so long as there is a ready market of Tab readers who think that this photo feature is a great idea and that there should be more please, this time involving photos from Oxford so we can see how the Dark Blue arses compare, then there remains hope for Western civilisation yet.
Don’t the police deal with crimes? The University of Virginia’s Board of Visitors on Tuesday is adopting a “zero-tolerance policy toward sexual assault”.
What does that mean? Sexual assault is a crime. Call the police. Is the University of Virginia saying it used to tolerate crime?
“The Board of Visitors adopted a zero-tolerance approach toward sexual assault at the university today,” Anthony de Bruyn, a university spokesman, said. “The details of the approach and how it is articulated and implemented will be refined in the near term in collaboration with the university adiminstration.”
The decision came during a three-hour emergency board meeting held about a week after the publication of a Rolling Stone article that detailed a gang rape at a U.Va. fraternity in 2012. While the meeting’s focus was ostensibly on how to change the campus culture surrounding sexual assault, much of the afternoon was spent specifically discussing alcohol abuse.
“We have to address the issue of alcohol consumption,” George Keith Martin, the board’s rector (or board chair), said at the meeting’s start. “There’s a clear correlation between alcohol consumption and sexual conduct.”..
“Sexual assault is a serious cultural problem within fraternities,” Reid said. “It’s a product of attitudes, an unawareness of gender norms, and a lack of safety in our environment that we as students must commit to changing. Our university is in the wilderness right now. It’s students on the ground level, not hiding from our inadequacies but confronting them, that will lead us out of this wilderness.”
For a small fee this man will enliven your Thanksgiving Dinner.
The Results Are In - An Open Letter from Protestors On The Grand Jury Decision (11.24.14)
In Ferguson, a wound bleeds. For 108 days, we have been in a state of prolonged and protracted grief. In that time, we have found community with one another, bonding together as family around the simple notion that our love for our community compels us to fight for our community. We have had no choice but to cling together in hope, faith, love, and indomitable determination to capture that ever-escaping reality of justice. After 108 days, that bleeding wound has been reopened, salt poured in, insult added to the deepest of injury.
On August 9th, we found ourselves pushed into unknown territory, learning day by day, minute by minute, to lead and support a movement bigger than ourselves, the most important of our lifetime. We were indeed unprepared to begin with, and even in our maturation through these 108 days, we find ourselves reinjured, continually heartbroken, and robbed of even the remote possibility of judicial resolution. A life has been violently taken before it could barely begin. In this moment, we know, beyond any doubt, that no one will be held accountable within the confines of a system to which we were taught to pledge allegiance. The very hands with which we pledged that allegiance were not enough to save Mike in surrender. Once again, in our community, in our country, that pledge has returned to us void.
For 108 days, we have continuously been admonished that we should “let the system work,” and wait to
see what the results are.
The results are in.
And we still don’t have justice.
This fight for the dignity of our people, for the importance of our lives, for the protection of our children, is one that did not begin Michael’s murder and will not end with this announcement. The ‘system’ you
have told us to rely on has kept us on the margins of society. This system has housed us in her worst homes, educated our children in her worst schools, locked up our men at disproportionate rates and shamed our women for receiving the support they need to be our mothers. This system you have admonished us to believe in has consistently, unfailingly, and unabashedly let us down and kicked us out, time and time again.
This same system in which you’ve told us to trust –this same system meant to serve and protect citizens– has once again killed two more of our unarmed brothers: Walking up a staircase and shot down in cold blood, we fight for Akai Gurley; Playing with a toy after police had been warned that he held a bb gun and not a real gun at only twelve years old, we fight for Tamir Rice.
So you will likely ask yourself, now that the announcement has been made, why we will still take to the streets? Why we will still raise our voices to protect our community? Why will still cry tears of heartbreak and sing songs of determination? We will continue to struggle because without struggle, there is no progress. We will continue to disrupt life, because without disruption we fear for our lives.
We will continue because Assata reminds us daily that “it is our duty to fight for freedom. It is our duty
to win. We must love and suppor t one another. We have nothing to lose but our chains.”
Those chains have bound us-all of us- up for too long. And do not be mistaken- if one of us is bound, we all are. We are, altogether, bound up in a system that continues to treat some men better than others. A system that preserves some and disregards others. A system that protects the rights of some and does not guard the rights of all. And until this system is dismantled, until the status quo that deems us less valuable than others is no longer acceptable or profitable, we will struggle. We will fight. We will protest. Grief, even in its most righteous state, cannot last forever. No community can sustain itself this way. So we still continue to stand for progress, and stand alongside anyone who will make a personal investment in ending our grief and will take a personal stake in achieving justice. We march on with purpose. The work continues. This is not a moment but a movement. The movement lives.
Shock! Horror! Internet Aunt Sally Katie Hopkins says Ferguson police were right to shoot dead unarmed black man Michael Brown.
The Daily Express is agog:
AS RIOTS rage across America former reality star Katie Hopkins has sparked fury by labelling the death of black teenager Michael Brown “justice with knobs on”.
Cue the “FURY.
The Daily Express is a haven of utter balls. Today the paper of record is talking about Arsenal an their next manager.
Jurgen Klopp puts SHOCK Arsenal and Liverpool moves on hold
Borussia Dortmund’s manager will not be making a “shock move” to mange Arsenal or Liverpool. Unless he does and it will be a SHOCK move.
So. What did Klopp say about Arsenal and Liverpool:
“The only other language I speak is English a little bit and, for my type of coaching, I need the language. But not now, not this year, I don’t know when.”
Nothing. Not a word.
Ferguson is burning. And on the web, a Islamic State jihadi makes the poepls burning and marching for justice an offer:
Accept islam & give bayah to abu bakr al baghdadi & then we will send u soldiers that dont sleep !
Convert to militant, murderous Islam and the Islamic State will ride into Ferguson to murder the Christians, Jews, Hindus and Buddhsits and ban your sister and mum from going out alone.
Sure one white cop killed an unarmed black man, but he enver tried hard enough. With IS, lots of armed Muslims will kill millions of unarmed people. Think big, Ferguson! Freedom is yours to grasp!
Crisis over, America, you’ve just be raffirmed.
As Ferguson, USA, erupts all over the TV news, MOV-TV reports that many of the shops looted, smashed and burned are owned by people of ethnic minorities:
Most of the damaged businesses were on West Florissant Avenue and included: Walgreens, Little Caesers Pizza, Autozone, Beauty Town, Title Max, Family Dollar Store, and O’Reilly Auto Parts. Small-business owner Natalie Dubose was in tears when she realized her cake store was attacked by vandals.
Dubose, a mother of two, previously told CNN, “If I can’t open my doors every morning, I can’t feed my kids in the evening. Just don’t burn my shop down, don’t destroy it.”
…the response to the shooting of Michael Brown, both when it happened and now that a grand jury has opted not to indict Officer Darren Wilson, has been a bit more conspicuous than marching. Perhaps the question ought to be: are these concerns worth burning a city down over?
If we can’t all agree that the answer to that question is a resounding “no,” then we’re in a lot more trouble than if even the worst charges of systematic racial injustice prove true. If we can’t all agree that looting, arson, and similar acts of violence are unacceptable responses to grievance, then on what moral basis does any grievance rest?
Westminster Peadophiles: Anorak’s at-a-glance look at the story of child abuse in the 1970s and 1980s in the media.
The Times: “Paedophile ring may have killed boy, 15″
Or to turn that headline around: “Paedophile ring may not have killed boy, 15.”
Georgia Keate writes:
Police investigating an alleged paedophile ring at Westminster have told the family of a missing boy that he may be one of the three children claimed to have been murdered by establishment figures. Martin Allen, the son of the Australian high commissioner’s chauffeur, went missing in 1979, aged 15. His brother, Kevin, 51, has said he was called by Detective Chief Inspector Diane Tudway of the Metropolitan police on Friday, who said she was investigating whether Martin’s disappearance was linked to an alleged VIP ring.
Today’s mugshot features Alyssa Ferraro, 21, arrested after a row over a game of Monopoloy New Hampshire.
Ferraro told officers “she got into an argument with her boyfriend over a game of Monopoly and open hand slapped him in the face”.
The boyfriend was not badly injured. But Ferraro was arrested and charged with domestic violence related simple assault.
Yep, she went to jail, directly to etc…
Bill Cosby is under the cosh. The actor who played cuddly Cliff Huxtable in the Eighties – a kind of safe suburban Black Man Can Jumpers – is accused of being a rapist.
No trial. Now arrest. No charges. Bill Cosby says he’s innocent. He says:
“I know people are tired of me not saying anything, but a guy doesn’t have to answer to innuendos.”
But the media is onto him. CNN declares:
From TV dad to accused sexual predator
The news is full of images of rioting in Ferguson, Missouri. The Grand Jury decided not to charge white Officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of black Michael Brown. The jury - 12 members of the community (nine white, and three black) – found that Wilson acted lawfully when he shot dead an unarmed black teenager.
Madeleine McCann: Anorak’s look at the missing child in the news. Today the Mirror leads with a Madeleine McCann ‘BOMBSHELL’:
The “MADDIE COPS IGNORED LAKE TIP-OFF”.
David Collins notes:
A letter handed in to Portuguese police claimed to know the final resting place of Madeleine McCann, it has emerged.
Well, there have been many tip-offs. But they’ve all come to nothing.
An employee of the Ocean Club in Praia da Luz found the letter in the doorway of apartment 5A, where Madeleine vanished, on the first anniversary of her disappearance. The handyman, who we are not naming but was formerly employed by the holiday resort, immediately handed in the note to the police in May 2008.
What did t ysay?
The note was heade: “Madeleine Beth McCann”. It contained “a description below of how she had been dumped in the Barragem da Bravura reservoir, nine miles from the holiday resort.”
“It was raining that night so it was soaking wet when I found it. It clearly said Madeleine’s name at the top. It was written in Portuguese. Beneath it was a location for what it claimed was her final resting place.I spoke to the other staff about it and they said to hand it in to the Portuguese police. I gave it to them, but I have no idea what they did about it. It would be the perfect place to hide a body.”
Celebrity chef Jack Monroe’s most recent story for The Guardian tells readers:
pizza with kale pesto recipe - I make a lot of pizza for the kids as a treat – and don’t feel at all guilty about sneaking wholemeal flour into the base and vegetables on top.
If the woman who cooks to a budget (one that’s getting bigger) doesn’t feel guilty about wholemeal flour in a child’s pizza (has she no conscience?), maybe her tweets with prick her into mental unrest.
A recent one opines:
Because he [David Cameron] uses stories about his dead son as misty-eyed rhetoric to legitimise selling our NHS to his friends: #CameronMustGo
In 2009, Mr Cameron’s six-year-old son Ivan, who suffered from cerebral Palsy and epilepsy, died.
We don’t know what young Ivan would have made of Monroe’s charm, but maybe she can create a Twitter account in the child’s name and use it to contact David Cameron and get her views across in a more sensitive manner?
Tweet 1: “@IvanCam: I never knew wholemeal pizza could taste so good. Thanks Jack Monroe”
Neal Cassady Shall Be Justified: Read The Joan Anderson Letter That Inspired Jack Kerouac’s On The Road
In 1950 Neal Cassady chocked down mouthfuls of speed and wrote a 16,000 words, 18-page letter to hgis friend Jack Kerouac. In it he recalled a trip to Denver and a dalliance with a Joan Anderson. Kerouac was writing On The Road. After reading Cassady’s letter he began it anew.
Sheffield University’s union has banned the rapper because they don’t like his lyrics.
The union declares that Steel Press, Sheffield’s student newspaper, must not review Eminem’s latest CD, the Marshall Mathers LP, or his UK tour. Eminem fans are forbidden from wearing the singer’s T-shirts in the student union bar.
Remember when fat meant fun? In Western Australia, the food police are clamping down on inappropriate foods. Have you noticed how “inappropriate” is now the buzzword of the intolerant?
In a letter addressed to parents which was leaked to the media today, it was suggested children would have junk food, including lollies, chocolates and potato chips, confiscated if they were brought to school.
“These foods will not be returned to the student until the end of the school day. If your child has chosen to make inappropriate food choices for their lunch they will not be provided with an alternative...”
Starve them thin! That’ll learn ‘em…
Westminster child abuse: Anorak’s at-a-glance look at the story of politicians sexually abusing children.
Yesterday the Home Secretary Theresa May went on Andrew Marr’s BBC show to tell everyone:
“How was it that in the past, but continuing today, the very institutions of the state that should be protecting children were not doing so? Why was it that these abuses were able to take place and that nobody was brought to justice as a result of that. We must as a society, I believe, get to the truth of that and because I think what we’re seeing is frankly – what we’ve already seen revealed – is only the tip of the iceberg on this issue.”
That was incredible. In looking for a conspiracy in the Tory Party over the 1970s and 1980s, a leading Tory adds her weight to the whispers. The top of the iceberg is based on very little fact. Is the iceberg just more of the same?
Mrs May has announced an independent inquiry to look into past abuse claims. The inquiry has been delayed by the resignations of Baroness Butler-Sloss and Fiona Woolf, the government’s first two choices to chair it.
Both stepped down after criticism over their personal links to senior figures from the 1980s. But speaking on BBC One’s Andrew Marr Show, Mrs May said it was “so important” to have the wide-ranging inquiry.
Police are at the pre-inquiry inquiry stage. They have been presented with many claims but few facts.
Mrs May said it was still “not possible” to say whether there had been a cover-up over the claims, despite a review into how the Home Office dealt with files alleging abuse from 1979-99.
The independent review by Peter Wanless, head of the NSPCC, which was published earlier this month, said it was impossible to say whether files were removed to cover up abuse – but found nothing to support such a claim.
The Department of Work & Pensions requests Mrs Campbell attends a metting at her local Jobcentre plus to have her health and working abilities appraised. Mrs Campbell is 90 years old. Failure to comply will result in her benefits being cut.
The letter was posted online by her grandson:
Things have improved, of course. Under Atos, Mrs Campbell’s own grandmother would have been judged fit to work…
Andrew Halls, headmaster of King’s College School in Wimbledon (fees per annum: £20,000 plus extras) a year, has a warning:
“We have allowed the apparently endless queue of wealthy families from across the world knocking at our doors to blind us to a simple truth: we charge too much… The most prestigious schools in the world teach the children of the very wealthiest families in the world. A typical boarding school now requires a parent to have a spare £30,000 in taxed income to pay for just one child — every year.
“We are in danger of coming across as greedy, because we can charge what appears to be limitless fees but in truth there is a fees timebomb ticking away. It feels like the build-up to the banking crisis. For the first time in my career, I feel that the shifts over the next 10 years could prove seismic.”
Did you hear the Daily Mirror’s story about the woman who “locked cat in cage and put it in bath – because it ate her pizza”?
Sounds terrible. The woman is a horrendous human being. Right?
Facebook user is brought to account by by fellow users as she posts pictures of pet carrier in the tub after reacting furiously to her pussy scoffing her meal
In 2004, BBC news reporter and former Army captain Frank Gardner was shot six times by an Islamist gang. The attack in Riyadh murdered his cameraman, Simon Cumbers. Mr Gardner is in a wheelchair. He spent a year in hospital. He endured 14 operations.
Only one member of that gang, Adel Al-Dhubaiti, is alive. But not for long. He’d just been sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia.
“He is completely unrepentant. He has never said sorry. He is still in the mindset that he had when he attacked us. So forgiveness is not really an option… It’s not like this man’s parents have written to me or anyone saying, ‘Please forgive him’. No one has apologised…“I don’t want to see this guy. Why would I? What am I going to get from it? The man’s soul is dead… I gather he’s put on weight in jail – he has been eating quite well.”
Chasing the Westminster peadophiles story the Express catches up with Haroon Kasir. The paper says he’s “never spoken about Operation Fernbridge”. Operation Fernbridge is the Metropolitan Police’s look into allegations of a paedophile ring with Westminster links operating at Elm Guest House, Barnes.
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ARSENAL and Manchester United play each other in the Premier League today. So the paper crank up news of a storm. News is that Manchester United thought Danny Welbeck, the player they sold to Arsenal, was rubbish.
The Sun leads with the rather confused punning headline that “NONE OF US RATED WEL”. The headline invited the response, “Rated well at what – football?”
The story runs:
LOUIS VAN GAAL claims Alex Ferguson and David Moyes agreed with him that Danny Welbeck was not top class… Asked why he sold Welbeck, LVG said: “He was not a line-up player, he was more a substitute. He was already that with different coaches — and then with Mr Van Gaal the world is changing? No, the world is not changing. They are the facts. They are not my facts, they are the facts of Danny Welbeck.”
These are photographs of the painting The Old City Hall. It was, apparently, paintred by Adolf Hitler, a figure chiefly famous for industrial-sized mass murder. It’s for sale. Buyers will also get a letter signed by Hitler’s adjutant Albert Bormann, brother of the better-known Martin Bormann in Nuremberg, Germany. The 100-year-old watercolor of Munich’s city hall is expected to fetch at least 50,000 euros (US$ 60,000) at auction this weekend.
One question: why?
Is it an investment? Real ghouls will surely want a piece of his hair or the socks he wore pulled smartly up to his knees when planning genocide.
A painting by Hitler has the same value as Pol Pot’s old tambourine or Stalin’s collection of snow globes.