Anorak » News http://www.anorak.co.uk Pop culture, news, sport and an off-beat take on the mainstream Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:23:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 Cleveland Police Hang Dog For Death Of Pensioner http://www.anorak.co.uk/404131/news/cleveland-police-hang-dog-for-death-of-pensioner.html/ http://www.anorak.co.uk/404131/news/cleveland-police-hang-dog-for-death-of-pensioner.html/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:07:20 +0000 http://www.anorak.co.uk/?p=404131 “A 73-year-old woman who was bitten by a police dog as it searched for a suspect in her garden has died in hospital, police said. Frail Irene Collins was attacked by the German shepherd on Wednesday inside her home in Penrith Road, Middlesbrough. Cleveland Police, which has already referred the matter to the police watchdog, expressed their “sincerest condolences”.”

Was innocent Mrs Collins killed by her frailty?

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“Police watchdog”  Cleveland’s  Plods appear to remain , generally, barking mad on Teesside.

The Huffington Post illustrates the story with a picture of a police dog like the guilty (allegedly) attack dog. Which is not named but Fang springs to mind.

It gets better (sadder) and better (sillier):

The HuffPo notes:

It was understood she was in poor health when she was attacked.

Again, the victim is implicated. Had she not been frail when the police dog attacked her in her own home, she might have lived and police feelings spared.

According to Huffington:

“Assistant chief constable Sean White of Cleveland Police said: “Our thoughts are with family members, relatives and friends who will be distraught at this sad news.

“Members of Cleveland Police share the grief that is felt and we all wish to express our sincerest condolences to the family. The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has been updated and will make a decision on how the incident should be investigated. We are providing the highest level of co-operation to the IPCC and seeking to support the family where it is possible to do so.

The police dog involved has been withdrawn from operational policing activities and support is being provided to the police officer who was handling the dog at the time of the event. We are committed to learning any lessons that may arise from the investigation and the daily use of police dogs remains operationally important in reducing crime and disorder and protecting the public. Our dogs are trained and licensed for use in accordance with national police guidance.”

There are those of us who have very large dogs. If one of mine attacked a pensioner I remain confident the police would shoot my dog on sight and, if the massively over-armed  Wooden Top did not get a clear second double tap shot at the owner, withdraw ME from active duty then kenneled in one H.M. Lillibet’s Rest Homes for Naughty Boys.

The dog is the responsibility and under the command of the handler …not the other way round.

 

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The Rise And Rise Of Anti-Semitism In An Anti-Zionism Disguise http://www.anorak.co.uk/404129/news/the-rise-and-rise-of-anti-semitism-in-an-anti-zionism-disguise.html/ http://www.anorak.co.uk/404129/news/the-rise-and-rise-of-anti-semitism-in-an-anti-zionism-disguise.html/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:42:29 +0000 http://www.anorak.co.uk/?p=404129 RACISTS have seized upon the situation in Israel and Gaza. Koplow spots goings on in Turkey:

Ankara’s mayor Melih Gökçek, fresh off the heels of tweeting out pro-Hitler sentiments, urged his government yesterday to shut down the Israeli embassyin Ankara, referring to it as “the despicable murderers’ consulate” and stating that “they are 100 times more murderous than Hitler.” Not to be outdone, Bülent Yıldırım, the odious head of the “humanitarian relief NGO” IHH – the same NGO that organized the Mavi Marmara flotilla – warned Jewish tourists (yes, he said Jewish rather than Israeli, and yes, that was deliberate on his part) not to show their faces in Turkey and threatened Turkish Jews that they would pay dearly for Israel’s actions in Gaza. …

I get the anger and frustration, and I see it personally from Turkish friends on my Facebook feed and my Twitter stream, who are furious with Israel not because they are Jew-hating anti-Semites but because they deplore the mounting civilian death toll in Gaza, which they see as disproportionate and excessive. … But there is a world of difference between criticizing Israel out of a deeply held difference of opinion versus comparing Israelis to Hitler, equating Israel with Nazi Germany, throwing around the term genocide, openly advocating violence against Israeli nationals and property, and threatening Jews over Israel’s behavior. It is completely beyond the pale, and anyone who cares a lick about liberal values should be denouncing it loud and clear without qualification.

For sure…

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Regret The Error: Cumbernauld News And Kilsyth Chronicle Apologises For ‘Envy’ http://www.anorak.co.uk/404108/news/regret-the-error-cumbernauld-news-and-kilsyth-chronicle-apologises-for-envy.html/ http://www.anorak.co.uk/404108/news/regret-the-error-cumbernauld-news-and-kilsyth-chronicle-apologises-for-envy.html/#comments Sun, 20 Jul 2014 06:54:01 +0000 http://www.anorak.co.uk/?p=404108 A SINCERE apology from the Cumbernauld News And Kilsyth Chronicle.

 

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#GazaJ19: On The Israel-Gaza March With Bigots, Humanitarians, Dead Baby Pornographers And Bullshitters http://www.anorak.co.uk/404095/news/gazaj19-on-the-israel-gaza-march-with-bigots-humanitarians-dead-baby-pornographers-and-bullshitters.html/ http://www.anorak.co.uk/404095/news/gazaj19-on-the-israel-gaza-march-with-bigots-humanitarians-dead-baby-pornographers-and-bullshitters.html/#comments Sat, 19 Jul 2014 20:21:59 +0000 http://www.anorak.co.uk/?p=404095 PA 20437402 #GazaJ19: On The Israel Gaza March With Bigots, Humanitarians, Dead Baby Pornographers And Bullshitters

 

PEOPLE massed in London today to protest against Israel’s actions in Gaza. Many came to sue for peace. But their message of love was sullied by others who needed an excuse to call the Jewish state Nazis (a conniving insult that mocks Holocaust victims) and wanted genocide, demanding that Israel and, presumably, her inhabitants be annihilated for the good of all decent mankind:

At one point, a woman on the podium shouted “from the river to the sea” — a call for the elimination of Israel — and protesters responded by yelling “Palestine will be free.”

Heartfelt humanitarian concerns were much in evidence. But we also saw flags for the liberals and peaceniks of Hizbollah…

 

 

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… and some classic Anti-semitism.

  Some spotted an agenda:

The Stop The War Coalition, who months ago told the Guardian that protesting over Syria isn’t their job as they only focus on “what Britain and the US are doing”, made their usual exception for Israel by helping to organising Friday’s demonstration outside the Israeli Embassy in London.

To them, Israel is the country into which all the perceived sins of the West can be poured. Get this:

Comedian and pro-Palestinian activist Alexei Sayle has fiercely condemned Israel’s air strikes in the Gaza Strip, by comparing the nation’s behaviour to that of prolific sex offender Jimmy Savile…

“Israel is the Jimmy Saville of nation states. It clearly doesn’t care about damaging the lives of children… [Israel] is endlessly indulged by its doting parents, the West, and has become a psychopath as a result.”

Another writer highlights the West’s desire to see its ally punished:

Just imagine if the Scots, for example, had for years been firing at England volleys of rockets that were now putting 40-50 million people within range. Unimaginable? Of course it is. No country would tolerate it. But that’s the equivalent situation in which tiny Israel has found itself. Yet it is simultaneously having to fight another war: against a West determined to demonise it with accusations of deliberate atrocities, lack of restraint or an attempt to conquer more land.

To these people, whatever Israel does to defend itself is bad. Killing Gazans is bad, warning them to flee so they won’t be killed is bad, the Iron Dome missile defence system is bad because, while Palestinians are being killed, Israelis are not. Ah yes, that’s the real outrage, isn’t it? Not enough dead Jews. How dare they defend themselves so effectively!

Innocent people are dying. They always suffer the most. A Lasting peace from all factions – with all their nuances and shades – recognising the other’s right to exist is the only hope.

At Children of Peace, Richard Martin sees the waste of life:

In just the last few weeks Israeli and Palestinian children and young people have been paying the ultimate price for a conflict not of their making.

The mutilated bodies of three Israeli Jewish youths Eyal Yifrach, Gil-ad Shaar and Naftali Fraenkel, probably kidnapped by Hamas operatives on June 12, are found in a field north of Hebron. A three year old Palestinian girl is killed in Gaza when a Hamas Kassam rocket aimed at Israeli civilians, misfires. Just hours after the Israeli youths are laid to rest, the body of kidnapped Israeli Arab Aran Muhammad Hussein Abu Khdeir, aged 16 is found burned in a Jerusalem forest, possibly murdered by Jewish extremists. A 15 year old Israeli Arab boy, Mohammed Karkara from Arruba, bringing water to an IDF patrol is killed by Syrian forces using an anti-tank missile, on the Golan border. In recent days, four boys playing on a beach at the Gaza harbour were tragically killed by Israeli navy gunfire. Today, three teens were killed in Beit Hanoun, Gaza during the latest Israeli engagement with Hamas.

Others just want to focus on children. Children die in war. It’s a horror.  On Israel, the dead children are named, paraded before the cameras and become front-page news – something that does not happen in every bloody battle. Is Israeli militarism more brutal and terrible than any other kind of militarism?

On the Telegraph:

There is a terrible irony to this widespread publishing of photos of battered Palestinian children – the aim seems to be to show that we the right-minded folk of Twitter and the Western media really care, but the question it immediately raises in my mind is this: “Well, if you care about children so much, why didn’t you publish photos of dead kids from the Congo? Or Aleppo? Or Sri Lanka? Do you only care about one group of children – Palestinians – and no others?” So a photo-sharing frenzy aimed at advertising our caring tendencies actually has the opposite effect: it makes one wonder why this alleged caring instinct is so picky, so partial , attaching itself firmly to the child-victims of one conflict but rarely finding expression in relation to any other conflict.

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But what about facts? Let’s stick to a basic on. How many were there on the march?

Russia Today: “Thousands have turned out in London and Oslo to call for an end to Israeli strikes in Gaza”

BBC: “Thousands of people have marched through central London to call for an end to Israel’s ground campaign and rocket attacks on Gaza… Before the event up to 15,000 people were expected to attend. However, the police were not able to verify how many were there.”

ITV: “15,000 Gaza protesters march on London”

Evening Standard:

Nearly 15,000 people marched through the capital from Downing Street to the Israeli embassy in Kensington this afternoon”

Socialist Worker: “Up to 100,000 people streamed through the streets of London today, Saturday, in one of the biggest anti-war demonstrations in years.”

And as Channel 4 puts it:

Estimates of demonstrators ranged from 15,000 to 100,000

And nothing in between.

Such is the standard of reporting on Israel when even the most simple fact is adapted to fit a prejudice.

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Woody Allen Was Right! Steak Is Healthy! http://www.anorak.co.uk/404067/news/woody-allen-was-right-steak-is-healthy.html/ http://www.anorak.co.uk/404067/news/woody-allen-was-right-steak-is-healthy.html/#comments Sat, 19 Jul 2014 02:51:25 +0000 http://www.anorak.co.uk/?p=404067

 

WAY back in 1973 Woody Allen did a movie called Sleeper, from which comes this little scene above. The idea was that he went to sleep for 200 years and thus has to learn how to deal with his new world that he wakes up in. Sorta a Woody Allen take on Rip Van Winkle.

And the things is that it does seem that he was right. Here’s the latest scientific research on eating steak for example:

Contrary to conventional wisdom, new research suggests that eating lean beef can reduce risk factors for heart disease. The DASH eating plan — Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension — is currently recommended by the American Heart Association to lower blood pressure and reduce risk of heart disease. People following the DASH diet are encouraged to eat fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy and protein predominantly from plant sources. Lean beef can be enjoyed as the predominant protein source in a DASH-like diet, along with fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy, to effectively help lower blood pressure in healthy individuals, new research suggests.

Steak lowers your blood pressure? Exactly and entirely the opposite of what the doctors have been telling us for the past 40 years?

It rather makes you wonder what else they’ve been getting wrong as well, doesn’t it? Maybe sugar isn’t the root of all evil, salt doesn’t cause strokes, and vegetarianism is a pile of crock?

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Marvel Are Turning Comics Upside Down With Gender And Race Swaps http://www.anorak.co.uk/404060/news/marvel-are-turning-comics-upside-down-with-gender-and-race-swaps.html/ http://www.anorak.co.uk/404060/news/marvel-are-turning-comics-upside-down-with-gender-and-race-swaps.html/#comments Thu, 17 Jul 2014 19:48:52 +0000 http://www.anorak.co.uk/?p=404060 THERE’S no two-ways about it – comics have been a bit white, male and hetero. Of course, that isn’t entirely the case, but chances are, your favourite superhero is a straight white guy.

However, everything is turning on its head. Iron Man is getting a new silver suit for a kick off. Okay, that’s not interesting. How about this – Thor is now a woman. It isn’t Thorette or Thorita. Thor is now a woman. About time there was another female leading role in comicsville.

And now, Captain America is red, white and blue… and black.

 

 

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Marvel announced that Captain America’s mantle will be taken over by his long-time pal, the Falcon, the soaring superdude from Harlem (who is normally called Sam Wilson).

“It’s about time,” says Marvel executive editor Tom Brevoort of the change. “In 2014, this should be a thing that we shrug off, it shouldn’t be seen as revolutionary, but it still feels exciting.”

Brevoort says the Falcon becomes the new Captain America as Steve Rogers has been turned into a 90-year-old fossil in the most recent storyline.

And things are about to get exciting too.

“This is the fireworks factory we’re arriving at, and now everything’s going to blow up and be very pretty and exciting to look at,” said Rick Remender, the author of the forthcoming series. “I’ve been having a lot of fun writing Sam. It’s a completely different attitude. The fact that he’s not a soldier shifts things up a bit. Sam’s not going to be Steve. Steve can be very rigid. That can be kind of joyless at times, whereas Sam is absolutely not that.

“He’s a modern day man in touch with the problems of the 21st century. For most of his professional life, Sam has worked as a social worker, so he’s seen the worst of urban society up close, and how crime, poverty, lack of social structure and opportunity can affect the community. So he’s got perhaps a greater focus on the plight of the common man, and perhaps a greater empathy for the underprivileged than maybe even Steve himself.”

“We have more of a global audience than ever,” says Brevoort.

“And that just makes us more aware that we have more readers of different backgrounds who are hungry for characters who come from circumstances like their own. Our creators take that seriously.”

No, will the Geek Universe have the stones to make a leading and loved character come out as gay? If anyone’s going to do it, Marvel will.

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Transfer Balls: Sami Khedira Agrees Arsenal Move Without His Agent Knowing http://www.anorak.co.uk/404047/news/transfer-balls-sami-khedira-agrees-arsenal-move-without-his-agent-knowing.html/ http://www.anorak.co.uk/404047/news/transfer-balls-sami-khedira-agrees-arsenal-move-without-his-agent-knowing.html/#comments Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:20:31 +0000 http://www.anorak.co.uk/?p=404047 TRANSFER Balls: What news in the mainstream media of Real Madrid’s German midfielder Sami Khedira? Let’s look at the Daily Express’ reporting on the player’s move to Arsenal.

Daily Express, June 16 – and Khedira is a Gunner:

 

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TRANSFER Balls: What news in the mainstream media of Real Madrid’s German midfielder Sami Khedira? Let’s look at the Daily Express’ reporting on the player’s move to Arsenal.

Daily Express, June 16 – and Khedira is a Gunner:

 

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That same day, the Express also announced:

 

 

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The idea that all children can be anything they want to be has deep roots in the UK educational system. If only people were educated in just the right manner then anyone at all could become a doctor, a pilot, a politician. Looking around of course that last has happened bu the other two not so much. And we’re constantly told that it really is only inherited privilege that stops everyone from having prices. This is known as the “tabula rasa” argument and it’s complete bollocks of course.

Quite apart from anything else if skills, aptitudes and intelligence were not inheritable then we’d have a hell of a time explaining how evolution happened.

But back to our 10,000 hours argument. That much practice is a necessary condition for being really good at something but not a sufficient one:

More than 20 years ago, researchers proposed that individual differences in performance in such domains as music, sports, and games largely reflect individual differences in amount of deliberate practice, which was defined as engagement in structured activities created specifically to improve performance in a domain. This view is a frequent topic of popular science writing–but is it supported by empirical evidence? To answer this question, we conducted a meta-analysis covering all major domains in which deliberate practice has been investigated. We found that deliberate practice explained 26% of the variance in performance for games, 21% for music, 18% for sports, 4% for education, and less than 1% for professions. We conclude that deliberate practice is important, but not as important as has been argued.

It is necessary to have the initial talent, the aptitude, as well as the practice. It just isn’t true that every unique little snowflake can be whatever they want to be.

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1953 Photos: Christine Jorge, The GI who Became a Woman, Passes Her Driving Test In New York http://www.anorak.co.uk/404004/news/1953-photos-christine-jorge-the-gi-who-became-a-woman-passes-her-driving-test-in-new-york.html/ http://www.anorak.co.uk/404004/news/1953-photos-christine-jorge-the-gi-who-became-a-woman-passes-her-driving-test-in-new-york.html/#comments Tue, 15 Jul 2014 17:39:38 +0000 http://www.anorak.co.uk/?p=404004 FROM the archives:

Christine Jorge, the ex-GI who became a woman, sits in a car in Mineola, N.Y., on Feb. 25, 1953, after taking test to qualify for a driver’s license. Observers said Christine is a good driver-after all, she once was a chauffeur.

 

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Lancashire School Sends Out This Letter Pandering To The Thickos http://www.anorak.co.uk/403989/news/lancashire-school-sends-out-this-letter-pandering-to-the-thickos.html/ http://www.anorak.co.uk/403989/news/lancashire-school-sends-out-this-letter-pandering-to-the-thickos.html/#comments Tue, 15 Jul 2014 07:46:50 +0000 http://www.anorak.co.uk/?p=403989 THIS letter was sent by Barrowford Primary School to its leavers. The school in Nelson, Lancashire, apologises for the children’s education. It praises the things pupils aren’t tested on: their holiday destinations; languages spoken; musical instruments played; and how the children ‘wonder about the future’.

The school assures the leavers that not doing well in Ks2 tests is not the end of the world. In fact, they should be “proud” of whatever they scored, even it was a rubbish mark.

Children are more than poxy SATS score. Well, of course  they are.

But it’s a bit soft, isn’t it?  The letter fails to praise the children who did really well at maths, English and reading. In fact, they don’t get a mention.

 

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There are sound arguments for better assessment and alternative approaches to learning. But when a school says everyone did well, it overlooks the fact that children know when they haven’t. They’re not stupid. Time to stop treating them like they are…

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Transfer Balls: Toni Kroos And The Manchester United Dream That Never Was http://www.anorak.co.uk/403983/news/transfer-balls-toni-kroos-and-the-manchester-united-dream-that-never-was.html/ http://www.anorak.co.uk/403983/news/transfer-balls-toni-kroos-and-the-manchester-united-dream-that-never-was.html/#comments Tue, 15 Jul 2014 07:12:42 +0000 http://www.anorak.co.uk/?p=403983 Screen Shot 2014 07 15 at 09.17.47 Transfer Balls: Toni Kroos And The Manchester United Dream That Never Was

 

TRANSFER Balls: So Toni Kroos is leaving Bayern Munich to play for Real Madrid. So says the Sun:

TONI KROOS is heading to Real Madrid – meaning Manchester United have missed out on one of their top targets.

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TRANSFER Balls: So Toni Kroos is leaving Bayern Munich to play for Real Madrid. So says the Sun:

TONI KROOS is heading to Real Madrid – meaning Manchester United have missed out on one of their top targets. United had been hot on the heels of Bayern Munich schemer for some time as they looked to add some much-needed quality to their midfield.

United missed him? As we noted, the trusty Daily Express announced they didn’t:

MANCHESTER UNITED have agreed a deal with Bayern Munich for attacker Toni Kroos

The Manchester Evening News yelled “Kroos deal done” and the Daily Mirror reported “United have agreed deal in principle with Bayern for midfielder Toni Kroos”. 

Looking away from the bullshit mining newspapers, the site GiveMeSpot, gave readers balls:

Toni Kroos wants Manchester United transfer

 

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So. how badly did Kroos want to play for United. The Sun notes:

The playmaker, 24, said: “We’ve finished the World Cup in the best way possible. Now I’m going to Madrid, so that’s two dreams achieved.”

The Kroos to united story was utter balls.

Still, at least the Red Devils will get that other German great

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Now Berkeley Offers Free Cannabis To The Poor http://www.anorak.co.uk/403909/money/now-berkeley-offers-free-cannabis-to-the-poor.html/ http://www.anorak.co.uk/403909/money/now-berkeley-offers-free-cannabis-to-the-poor.html/#comments Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:51:12 +0000 http://www.anorak.co.uk/?p=403909 YOU may have heard about the slow legalisation of cannabis in certain US states. First came medical marijuana, treatments for things like the nausea produced by chemotherapy, to reduce certain eye conditions and so on. Sadly, just desiring to get a buzz isn’t worthy of such medical treatment.

Then, in the face of deep opposition from the Feds, came a couple of States (Colorado and Washington) that have simply legal cannabis for all on sale.

Of course, someone was always going to go further and wouldn’t you know it that it’s the ultimate liberal gulag, Berkeley in California, that has done it. Now there’s free pot for the poor:

Dispensaries will have to give away free cannabis to very low-income folks, per the new regulations. The amount of free cannabis must equal 2 percent of a dispensary’s gross weight sold. The council specified Tuesday evening that first in line for the free pot would be Berkeley residents and collective members.

This isn’t quite as mad as it sounds. It’s not that you can just shuffle up as a homeless person and get a joint to while away the afternoon with. California only has medical marijuana as yet and that means that your doctor as to prescribe it to you. Then you’ve got to join the collective than hands it out. And then, only then, if you’re poor, do they have to give you some.

One thing they seem to have missed though. This will now make dope 2% more expensive for everyone who is not poor. For by definition these dispensaries must be non-profit. So that 2% being given away for free must be paid for by charging everyone else more money. There’s nowhere else for the cash to come from.

Still, free doobies for the poor eh? Wonder how long it will be before you can use food stamps?

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Arsenal balls: Daily Mail Attacks Germany’s Mesut Ozil For Being A Useless Foreigner http://www.anorak.co.uk/403906/news/arsenal-balls-daily-mail-attacks-germanys-mesut-ozil-for-being-a-useless-foreigner.html/ http://www.anorak.co.uk/403906/news/arsenal-balls-daily-mail-attacks-germanys-mesut-ozil-for-being-a-useless-foreigner.html/#comments Fri, 11 Jul 2014 06:41:43 +0000 http://www.anorak.co.uk/?p=403906 ozil Arsenal balls: Daily Mail Attacks Germanys Mesut Ozil For Being A Useless Foreigner

 

 

THE Daily Mail has written an entire report based on Mesut Ozil. Chris Waugh says Arsenal’s £42m man is rubbish. England fans can muse on what graceful Ozil would look like in a Three Lions shirt.

This Mail hatchet job follows the http://www.anorak.co.uk/?p=403918 stephen speilberg Steven Spielberg Attacked For Hunting Big Game And Smirking

KILL an animal on the web and you get hunted down by the police. Kill an endangered species and pose with the carcass and you get something worse: you get shamed on Facebook.

This week the righteous have been exposing Steven Spielberg for the killer he truly is.

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Spotter: Das Kraftfuttermischwerk

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Russian Footballers To Wear Skirts, Necklaces And Wimples To Defeat Homosexuality http://www.anorak.co.uk/403883/news/russian-footballers-to-wear-skirts-necklaces-and-wimples-to-defeat-homosexuality.html/ http://www.anorak.co.uk/403883/news/russian-footballers-to-wear-skirts-necklaces-and-wimples-to-defeat-homosexuality.html/#comments Tue, 08 Jul 2014 19:50:18 +0000 http://www.anorak.co.uk/?p=403883 PA 677570 1 Russian Footballers To Wear Skirts, Necklaces And Wimples To Defeat Homosexuality

A RUSSIAN priest has claimed that he is “glad” Russia’s players failed to make any progress at the World Cup as the coloured boots they wore were an affront to God – a “homosexual abomination” if you will.

Writing in his column for Christian website Russian People’s Line, priest Alexander Shumsky claimed that by wearing green, yellow, pink and blue boots, the Russia players were promoting the “gay rainbow” in Brazil, hence their failure.

“Wearing pink or blue shoes, [the squad] might as well wear women’s knickers or a bra,” Shumsky wrote using fantastic words from his enlightened mind.“The liberal ideology of globalism clearly wants to oppose Christianity with football. I’m sure of it. Therefore I am glad that the Russian players have failed and, by the grace of God, no longer participate in this homosexual abomination.”

This is what real men should be wearing on the field of play. Get this look Russia and glory is yours:

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Priests celebrate a mass in honor of the Rev. Ignacy Jan Skorupka, who rallied Polish troops to victory over Russian Bolsheviks in 1920, during ceremonies of unveiling Skorupka’s monument in Warsaw, Poland, on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2005. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

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Russian Orthodox priests and former paratroopers participate in a religious service to celebrate Paratrooper’s Day on Moscow’s Red Square, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2007. Russian paratroopers are an elite unit of the Russian Army. (AP Photo/ Misha Japaridze)

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Russian Orthodox Patriarch Alexy II and Archbishop of Paris, Cardinal Andre Vingt-Trois, foreground, seen during their meeting in Moscow, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008. At the meeting, Alexy II offered his condolences over the death of two Jesuit priests killed in their Moscow apartment. (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev)

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In this Tuesday, June 26, 2012 photo a Russian priest strokes his beard while waiting for the arrival of Russian President Vladimir Putin, not shown, to inaugurate the Russian guesthouse in North Shuna, Jordan. (AP photo/Mohammad Hannon)

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Ukrainian orthodox priests attend a pro-Ukrainian rally in the Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday March 9, 2014. Russian former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky addressed a crowd on the square where demonstrators rose up against Ukraine’s Moscow-backed president and said on Sunday Russia had been complicit in police violence against the protesters. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

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An Orthodox priest conducts a blessing service in front of the Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Tuesday, May 27, 2014. The Soyuz is scheduled to launch Thursday, May 29. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

 

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Yetwree And The The Demolition Of Due Process To Save The Children http://www.anorak.co.uk/403800/news/yetwree-and-the-the-demolition-of-due-process-to-save-the-children.html/ http://www.anorak.co.uk/403800/news/yetwree-and-the-the-demolition-of-due-process-to-save-the-children.html/#comments Tue, 08 Jul 2014 08:53:59 +0000 http://www.anorak.co.uk/?p=403800 PA 10351878 Yetwree And The The Demolition Of Due Process To Save The Children

THE hunt is on for peados. Police, tabloids, broadsheets, Left wingers, Right wingers and MPs are hunting for child molestors. It might be a national obsession. But what are the facts? The Sun today delivers a report full of nods and winks.

SCOTLAND Yard pulled the plug on a secret surveillance operation into a VIP paedophile ring allegedly involving MPs and top judges. The year-long probe started in 1983 but was abruptly halted — with officers told: “Forget about it.”

Alleged, yes.

A member of the team said they knew they had “unearthed a minefield” leading to the heart of the establishment. He said: “We were specifically told we had stumbled across senior judiciary members and MPs who were linked to suspects under surveillance. But we must have touched a raw nerve and the plug was pulled on us out of the blue.”

But he mentions no evidence he saw of wrongdoing.  They just “knew”. He jumps to a conclusion. Who needs evidence?

“It was a very intense operation. Officers were on it day and night and also worked weekends tailing suspects…

“A main target was identified in Forest Gate. This was done by running checks on car index numbers and people at various addresses. There were three other teams like ours across London at the time. We were told the order to stop had come from high levels at the Met. We were livid because so much work had been put into it.”

All we can deduce from that is that crimes against children were taken seriously back then. They were not brushed under the carpet.

Allegations of sexual abuse by Jimmy Savile, Rolf Harris, Stewart Hall or anyone – you don’t just need to be famous to qualify for a YewTree police probe – should be investigated. People were abused and let down by the State.

Three old men – one dead – have been exposed and castigated for their depravity. Huge resources are bing employed into the hint for historic sex abuse. But why not look for Charlene Downes with equal diligence? Why not seek out the enablers and gang bangers who abused underage girls in Rochdale and Oxford? Was it all back then? Are we all now morally ok?

And what about the investigation codenamed YewTree? NHS Hostpital have been trawling memories for traces of Jimmy Savile. Many alleged vitims have come forward to say this revolting man attacked them. But can all claims be believed? He’s dead. There will be no trial. This is just one example of many:

Ivestigation into allegations related to Jimmy Saville and Prestwich Psychiatric Hospital - A report for Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust April 2014

It notes:

The Board of the Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust has commissioned this investigation into information provided by the Metropolitan Police Service via the Department of Health which sets out allegations that Jimmy Savile sexually abused a member of the public on the Prestwich Psychiatric Hospital site in or around 1960…

Greater Manchester West has appointed DAC Beachcroft LLP to provide legal advice and support to the investigation team.

The Allegation:

On the 28th November 2013 the Trust received correspondence from the DH into matters  relating to Jimmy Savile. The correspondence stated that the MPS had disclosed further information to the DH that related to Savile and Prestwich Psychiatric Hospital. As Prestwich Psychiatric Hospital is the responsibility of the Trust, it was the responsibility of the Trust Board to investigate any matters arising out of the information as appropriate.

The information provided related to an allegation from a member of the public, Ms C, and did not refer to any patient related issues or concerns. The allegation referred specifically to a period in or around 1960 when the complainant alleges that she was brought onto the Prestwich Hospital site and sexually abused by Savile. The investigation team have concluded that this was prior to Savile’s notoriety as a celebrity. The Trust Board, therefore, commissioned an investigation into these matters and agreed the terms of reference at its’  Trust Board meeting on 16th December 2013.

The investigation team approached Ms C to see if she would be willing to meet to talk about the allegations. Although initial contact was made with her and pursued, the Trust has been unable to meet with her and has therefore relied on the statements she has already provided… Two former employees were identified who provided statements in relation to the historic operational workings of the Prestwich Hospital and a detailed document search was also undertaken. Although there are no witnesses who can verify or refute the account of Ms C it is the  considered view of the investigation team that the alleged incidents are likely to have occurred…

Adding:

The witness statement provided to the MPS alleges that she was brought to the Prestwich Psychiatric Hospital site when she was about seven or eight years old by Savile along with another unidentified male. The visit was used as a threat to her in so far as if she disclosed  the abuse she was being subjected to she would be brought back to the hospital and locked away with the patients. The telephone contact pro-forma contains a separate allegation that  Savile brought her onto the Prestwich Psychiatric Hospital site and she was taken to an empty ward and subsequently sexually abused by Savile and an unidentified male. Ms C clarifies in the statement that she does not remember there being any staff on the ward…

The MPS summary of a call with Ms C on 8 November 2013 records that: “……between ages of 8 and 10 she was taken to Prestwich Psychiatric Hospital, probably a couple of  times. The first time Savile took her there in his car with another man ([she] did not know him) and her dad was not with her. She knew it was Prestwich Hospital as it was where she lived, it was a massive place. Stated Savile took her to a room at the back of the hospital, it smelt horrible, there was excrement everywhere, there were men walking in it, some were naked, they were patients and absolutely out of it…..” and “…on another occasion she was taken again to Prestwich Psychiatric Hospital by Savile, he took her to an empty ward with beds….there was no-one else around on the ward, does not remember there being any  staff….”

The Investigation:

The information provided to the Trust by the DH consisted of a signed statement provided by Ms C to the MPS on 17th October 2012 and a telephone contact pro-forma documenting a
telephone conversation with them on 8th November 2013. These statements allege that Savile brought her onto the Prestwich Psychiatric Hospital site on two occasions in or around 1960 and on one of these occasions he sexually abused her. The investigation, therefore, centred on following up this witness statement with Ms C, clarifying whether any further witness statements were required from any other relevant individuals and sourcing any documents from around the period in question to support the analysis and the findings of fact.

We learn:

There were no empty wards at Prestwich Hospital at this time. Ms C’s memory of it being “a massive place” is consistent with what we know about the size of the hospital at the time. It is unlikely that patients would have been walking around naked in the main ward area but there were communal bathrooms on the male wards where patients could have been naked, and there were occasions when patients were incontinent of faeces and needed to be cleaned. Thus her description of there being excrement everywhere and men, some of whom were naked, walking in it would be consistent with what could have been happening on one of the wards at a particular moment in time.

So. One person’s recollection of horrific abuse. No record that Savile has ever visited the hostpital. No face-to-face interview with police. Yet the report states twice:

…there is nothing in Ms C’s statements that would cause us to question the veracity of her account of what happened.

So. It happened.

Anyone else uncomfortable with that conclusion?

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We Need A Free Press To Save Us From Child Abuse And Westminster Demons http://www.anorak.co.uk/403627/news/we-need-a-free-press-to-save-us-from-child-abuse-and-westminster-demons.html/ http://www.anorak.co.uk/403627/news/we-need-a-free-press-to-save-us-from-child-abuse-and-westminster-demons.html/#comments Mon, 07 Jul 2014 07:18:34 +0000 http://www.anorak.co.uk/?p=403627 abuse of power We Need A Free Press To Save Us From Child Abuse And Westminster Demons

 

WHY are we wasting money on this when we could be spending it on that?’ is a favourite argument of the partisan. It’s usually spurious. But this collection of front pages does make you wonder how the Press came to be the arch-villains of the unholy trinity of politicians, police, Press. And that in turn prompts further questions about the extent and expense of the phone-hacking inquiry.

In the top row we have two peers (one Labour, one Conservative) under suspicion for rape, and the disappearance of 114 files from a 1983 dossier alleging that a number of public figures were involved in child sex abuse. At the bottom we have more allegations against Rolf Harris, who was jailed for sexual assault on Friday.

Putting Operation Yewtree and celebrity sex predators aside for a moment, let us remember that we also have the Cyril Smith allegations rumbling along in the background – thanks almost entirely to the Daily Mail.
Those with short memories might also be reminded of the MPs’ expenses scandal and the men who drained moats or built duck houses with our money, the women who manipulated the capital gains tax system or declined to pay for their own bath plugs. We know about them thanks to the Daily Telegraph.

These are the people running our country; the people who decided that the law wasn’t strong enough to keep the Press in line, that a £5m public inquiry followed by a royal charter to set new parameters of behaviour was required.

MPs accepted after the expenses scandal – without the benefit of a public inquiry – that they couldn’t be trusted to police themselves, so an independent parliamentary standards authority was created. It’s made a huge difference. In 2009, the year of the scandal, MPs’ expenses totalled £95.4m. In the year to last September, the total was £98m.

The police, particularly the Metropolitan force, meanwhile remain mired in corruption allegations that any number of public inquiries and new brooms at the top have been unable to stamp out. They have failed properly to investigate murder and wholesale sexual abuse among other crimes – including phone hacking at the News of the World. Stephen Lawrence’s killers were finally brought to justice not through dogged detective work, but in large part because of the law-breaking bravery of Stuart Steven when editor of the Mail on Sunday.

Eight out of ten of today’s front pages are devoted to historic crimes and alleged crimes involving men in high places abusing vulnerable women and children; offences dating back to the 60s, 70s and 80s; crimes and alleged crimes that were widely known about, yet which troubled neither police nor politicians until very recently.

Police operations looking into old journalistic misdeeds are ongoing, and the Daniel Morgan inquiry is unlikely to do anything other than give sections of the Press an even worse name, but SubScribe has not so far heard any suggestion that journalists were involved in sex abuse rings or systematically defraud the taxpayer.

Those who believe that arm’s length statutory control of the Press is essential might care to show how police behaviour has improved since the establishment of the IPCC in 2004 and how MPs have curbed their excesses since IPSA was set up in 2009.

There are chancers and criminals in every walk of life, but they tend to gravitate towards areas of power, influence and money. So a few police officers are corrupt, a few MPs are criminally greedy, a few celebrities are sex abusers, a few journalists are unethical. It’s all a matter of proportion.

If the Press is allowed to do its job, if good people are attracted to public life, and if the law is allowed to function, we’ll come out on the right side – eventually. Then we can work together to defeat the financial sharks who rob us all.

 

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Wali Watch: The Truth About Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi And His ‘Expensive’ Wristwatch http://www.anorak.co.uk/403618/news/wali-watch-the-truth-about-abu-bakr-al-baghdadi-and-his-expensive-wristwatch.html/ http://www.anorak.co.uk/403618/news/wali-watch-the-truth-about-abu-bakr-al-baghdadi-and-his-expensive-wristwatch.html/#comments Sun, 06 Jul 2014 22:02:37 +0000 http://www.anorak.co.uk/?p=403618 al Baghdadi watch laugh Wali Watch: The Truth About Abu Bakr al Baghdadi And His Expensive Wristwatch

 

THE Telegraph has a comment on the latest Islamist loon:

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi ridiculed for flashy wristwatch - The Islamic State leader prompts confusion among his followers after appearing in his first public address wearing a wristwatch that resembles an expensive Omega or Rolex

Oliver Duggan adds that Abu Bakr has been “ridiculed” for his wristwatch:

…the self-anointed ‘Caliph Ibrahim’ also brought a touch of branding into the bloody conflict, with many who have seen the 20-minute sermon commenting on his bulky and expensive wristwatch.

Go on…

His choice of accessory, which is believed to be either a Rolex, Sekonda or £3,500 Omega seamaster, has been highlighted as jarring with the content of his controversial speech.

That speech included the line – and try not to snigger in the back row:

“I am the wali (leader) who presides over you..”

We hear you, Great Wali (but we don’t hear you non-kosher watch ticking like Mickey Mouse’s black heart):

 

 

 

 

And as for wallyness, the Telegraph adds:

The watch bore an obvious resemblance to models designed by a number of famous watchmakers, including the £3,490 Omega seamaster Aqua Terra and a much cheaper Sekonda time piece.

It’s so obvious that the paper’s watch expert can’t spot the difference between an expensive watch and one costing around £40.

If you can’t tell the difference, then Anorak’s got plenty of genuine Rollex watches to sell…

 

 

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‘Sexless’ Rolph Harris Smiles And Shows No Remorse As He Is Jailed http://www.anorak.co.uk/403491/celebrities/sexless-rolph-harris-smiles-and-shows-no-remorse-as-he-is-jailed.html/ http://www.anorak.co.uk/403491/celebrities/sexless-rolph-harris-smiles-and-shows-no-remorse-as-he-is-jailed.html/#comments Fri, 04 Jul 2014 22:01:22 +0000 http://www.anorak.co.uk/?p=403491 A GRINNING Rolf Harris arrived at Southwark Crown Court, London, by car with a large man in bad suit, three other large men in bad clothes, his daughter Bindi and his neice Jenny.

 

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Harris left court in a Black Maria.

 

Harris, 84, from Bray in Berkshire, was convicted of nine assaults between 1968 and 1985 – one on a girl aged seven or eight, and the rest on teenagers between 14 and 19. The law at the time put the punishment at a maximum of two years, or five years for victims under 13. The remaining three guilty verdicts were for three counts of indecent assault on Tonya Lee, who has waived her right to anonymity, in 1986 when she was 15, when the maximum penalty had changed to 10 years.

 

 

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Mr Justice Sweeney told Harris:

“For well over 50 years you have been a popular entertainer and television personality of international standing, with a speciality in children’s entertainment. The verdicts show that from 1969 to 1986 you were also a sex offender. You have shown no remorse for your crimes at all. Your reputation now lies in ruins, you have been stripped of your honours but you have no one to blame but yourself.”

 

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One fan refuses to beleive that Harris is a sexual deviant.

But he was

The Times notes that he had a big stash of filth:

The court heard earlier that the crown would not be pursuing Harris on four charges of making indecent images relating to more than 30 photographs thought to have been of children, possibly involving two girls younger than 13, found among thousands of pornographic images on his computer.

 

 

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Harris hid in plain view. In 2001, Rebecca Tyrrel wrote in the Telegraph of dear old Rolf:

There is little in the autobiography, other than an early girlfriend from Bassendean who dumped him because he dressed so badly, to suggest that Rolf had had much, if any, experience with women. Alwen Hughes it seems was the first and last – they have been married for 43 years and they have one daughter and a grandchild. And this of course is how it should be. Rolf Harris, the children’s entertainer, the embarrassing father, is, after all, a sexless being…

He is a man so guileless and innocent and unsullied that he couldn’t see the smutty innuendo lurking within the title of his most famous, all time, blockbuster-hit single – ‘Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport’. Jake the Peg was a man with an extra leg to Rolf – nothing more or less, nothing to giggle at. Smut and Rolf just don’t go together – smut and Rolf is an oxymoron.

 

 

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15 Terrifying Weapons From The ISIS Hello Kitty Arsenal – And How To Beat Them http://www.anorak.co.uk/403458/news/15-terrifying-weapons-from-the-isis-hello-kitty-arsenal-and-how-to-beat-them.html/ http://www.anorak.co.uk/403458/news/15-terrifying-weapons-from-the-isis-hello-kitty-arsenal-and-how-to-beat-them.html/#comments Fri, 04 Jul 2014 12:01:45 +0000 http://www.anorak.co.uk/?p=403458 THE jihadis of ISIS are using Hello Kitty notepads to organise their massed ranks. Either that or else the pad in the photo below is official ISIS merchandise, filled with directives and sent from the shadowy figure of the Great Kitty herself.

 

 

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Can she be stopped. Can Hello Kitty become See You In Hell Kitty?

We’ve assembled the weapons that ISIS are using to foment Armageddon.

 

 

Hello Kitty Airsoft

 

 

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Hello Kitty Bulletproof Mask

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With optional chainsaw

 

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Grenades

 

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Hello Kitty Colt Gun

 

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Hello Kitty Tank

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Hello Kitty Gatling Gun

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Shiny Pink Hello Kitty Pistol

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Hello Kitty Bomb

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Hello Kitty Machine Gun

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Hello Kitty Taser

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Hello Kitty Shotgun

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Hello Kitty Assault Rifle

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Hello Kitty AK47

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And finally….

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Can anything defeat Kitty’s men?

Yes! Maybe… Just maybe…

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Spotter: Kitty Hell

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Cute Alert: ISIS Trolls Recruit Hello Kitty To Jihad http://www.anorak.co.uk/403450/news/cute-alert-isis-trolls-recruit-hello-kitty-to-jihad.html/ http://www.anorak.co.uk/403450/news/cute-alert-isis-trolls-recruit-hello-kitty-to-jihad.html/#comments Fri, 04 Jul 2014 10:41:44 +0000 http://www.anorak.co.uk/?p=403450 Screen shot 2014 07 04 at 11.37.50 Cute Alert: ISIS Trolls Recruit Hello Kitty To Jihad

 

HOLY JIHAD, Batman! The ISIS trolls have recuite Hello Kitty to their ranks.

 

FIRE AT WILL!

 

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Isis Imitates Monkey Dust: At Home With The Black Country Jihadis http://www.anorak.co.uk/403443/tv/isis-imitates-monkey-dust-at-home-with-the-black-country-jihadis.html/ http://www.anorak.co.uk/403443/tv/isis-imitates-monkey-dust-at-home-with-the-black-country-jihadis.html/#comments Fri, 04 Jul 2014 08:11:12 +0000 http://www.anorak.co.uk/?p=403443 MONKEY Dust foretold the ISIS jihadis – Black Country chapter:

 

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The Hunt For Racist Australian Train Woman Sue Wilkins And The Moral Voyeurs (Video) http://www.anorak.co.uk/403436/news/the-hunt-for-racist-australian-train-woman-sue-wilkins-and-the-moral-voyeurs-video.html/ http://www.anorak.co.uk/403436/news/the-hunt-for-racist-australian-train-woman-sue-wilkins-and-the-moral-voyeurs-video.html/#comments Fri, 04 Jul 2014 07:47:36 +0000 http://www.anorak.co.uk/?p=403436

 

AUSTRALIAN police have viewed the video of a woman racially abusing a woman on a Sydney train.

The ranting woman verbally assaults a man and woman stood in front of her.  She calls the man white trash. She says the wolman by his side is a “gook”. She says, “Look at this bogan here. He can only get a gook, he can’t even get a regular girlfriend. It’s so sad.”

Australia’s Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane is happy the woman was filmed and shamed:

“Good on those train passengers for filming that incident. It’s one way we can hold people accountable for racist abuse.”

As with “racist Tram Lady” Emma West, what is noticable is how isolated the racist is. No-one backs her up.

The video shows the ranting woman in a bad light. But we don’t know her. We have only seen her bad reaction to stress. We’ve no symapthy for the content of her rant, but we have some sympathy, surely, for her anger at looking up and noticing a stranger filming her at close quarters.

So. Sue Wilkins, 55, for it is she, is Australia’s pariah, a woman who shows the racist underbelly of the country; a woman who can be used to illustrate how morally on-message the rest of the country’s citizens are. She’s an education.

But Wilkins is repentent. She tells media she had had a “really, really rotten day”. She says sorry.  She says she is “disgusted” at her behaviour. She says, “No-one deserves to be spoken to like that.”

She has learnt her lesson. Keep your cool. Don’t resort to the lowest form of abuse. It makes you look like an idiot.

And if a stranger starts filming you at close quarters do not say anything racist in response. Just shout “Pervert” and tell eveyone he’s trying to film up your skirt…

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Stanley O’Neal And Google V Robert Peston Puts The Case For More Libraries http://www.anorak.co.uk/403422/news/stanley-oneal-and-google-v-robert-peston-puts-the-case-for-more-libraries.html/ http://www.anorak.co.uk/403422/news/stanley-oneal-and-google-v-robert-peston-puts-the-case-for-more-libraries.html/#comments Thu, 03 Jul 2014 19:36:32 +0000 http://www.anorak.co.uk/?p=403422 PA 13040959 Stanley O’Neal And Google V Robert Peston Puts The Case For More Libraries

 

WANT to manage your reputation on Google?

On June 29, the Sunday Times reported:

MEMBERS of parliament, celebrities and public figures who try to whitewash their reputations by demanding Google remove embarrassing material from search results will have their requests turned down. The European Court of Justice ruled last month that individuals can demand Google and other search engines remove material that is no longer relevant or out of date.

Google has already had 50,000 requests to remove data and started removing links from search results last week.

However, the company considers that the ruling does not extend to public figures who want to remove potentially damaging material from public view.

An MP seeking re-election and an actor wanting details of an affair with a teenager are among the individuals who have made take-down requests. The Sunday Times understands such applications will be refused.

But what about if a private figure goes on to become a public figure?

Today the Times had an update:

An article criticising a fallen Wall Street banker is to be purged from Google’s search results in the first example of the chilling effect of the “right to be forgotten” online. The search engine sent an alert to the BBC yesterday, warning that a six-year-old blog post by Robert Peston, its influential economics editor, would no longer show up in Google searches in Europe. The blog, written in October 2007 as the financial crisis deepened, related to problems at Merrill Lynch, one of the big American investment banks. It focused on the departure of Stanley O’Neal, the bank’s former chief executive, who presided over huge losses on toxic mortgage-backed financial products.

Rather than blaming Mr O’Neal for his departure, however, it referred to “schadenfreude crashing on the head of Stan O’Neal” as veterans at the bank “launched into the ‘I-told-you-so’ dance”.

Peston has accused Google of “killing” journalism in an “odd” and “clumsy” interpretation of that earlier ruling.

Mark Stephens, the ubiquitous media lawyer, said:

“It is a matter of enormous concern that both journalists and contemporary academics are having the material that they work with trawled over so that all we see are primped and preened electronic versions of reality, because everybody’s individual flaws have been airbrushed by the right to be forgotten.”

Here’s an idea: why not put the important stuff on ink and paper and use actual libraries anbd librarians to store it rather than relying on a massive American company to curate everything? But the powers that be are shutting libraries. The written word is being diminshed when we should be preserving it and making it freely available to all.

 

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Why The West’s Gap Year Jihadi Rappers Use Youth Culture To Get An ID http://www.anorak.co.uk/403413/news/why-the-wests-gap-year-jihadi-rappers-use-youth-culture-to-get-an-id.html/ http://www.anorak.co.uk/403413/news/why-the-wests-gap-year-jihadi-rappers-use-youth-culture-to-get-an-id.html/#comments Thu, 03 Jul 2014 18:03:39 +0000 http://www.anorak.co.uk/?p=403413 Screen shot 2014 07 03 at 19.02.17 Why The Wests Gap Year Jihadi Rappers Use Youth Culture To Get An ID

 

WHY does a seemingly sane, intelligent, academically ambitious young man leave Cardiff, as Nasser Mauthana did, and decide to wage holy war in Syria and Iraq? Why are young British male Muslims like Aberdeen schoolboy Abdul Raqib Amin attracted to the idea of waving the militant black flag of ISIS. Why are so many tuning in to cheer on the brethren?

Maybe it’s not the pull of global jihad that attracts them so much as it is the joy in rejecting the values of the society you grew up in? It’s youthful rebellion. It;s taking on The Man.

David Aaronovitch writes in the Times:

Why is there no Muslim Peace Movement campaigning for an end to violence in Muslim countries, where the victims are Muslims and the perpetrators are Muslims? Where it might make the most difference.

A couple of weeks ago listeners heard a depressing report from Bradford. Sima Kotecha, the BBC correspondent, was interviewing young Pakistani-British boys about Iraq. Would they go and fight for Isis or other groups? “I would go. They’re brothers,” said one. “You’re going to live as a Muslim, die as a Muslim, innit?” said another.

So. The bit about Muslims killing other Muslims? The AP reports:

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says it has documented 7,000 deaths as a result of the rebel-on-rebel violence since January, when infighting erupted in northern Syria. The death toll also included 650 civilians who got caught in the crossfire of the fighting between the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front and its rival, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant — a group which formally broke with al-Qaida earlier this year and has in recent weeks become a major fighting force in neighboring Iraq.

Those are just the Muslims with weapons. The Telegraph added in April 2014:

At least 150,000 people have been killed in Syria‘s three-year-old civil war, a third of them civilians, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has said.

The UK-based Observatory, which monitors violence in Syria through a network of activists and medical or security sources, said the real toll was likely to be significantly higher at about 220,000 deaths.

So. Who is the oppressed?

The talks of worldwide Muslim brethren has echoes of the negritude movement.

Negritude was both a literary and ideological movement led by French-speaking black writers and intellectuals. The movement is marked by its rejection of European colonization and its role in the African diaspora, pride in “blackness” and traditional African values and culture, mixed with an undercurrent of Marxist ideals.

In the 1930s when a negritude culture war began, the blacks were the West’s second-class citizens, segregated in the US and dehumanised in South Africa. All blacks were now brothers, a united force against the white overseers.

The movement would later find a major critic in Wole Soyinka, the Nigerian playwright and poet, who believed that a deliberate and outspoken pride in their color placed black people continually on the defensive, saying notably “Un tigre ne proclâme pas sa tigritude, il saute sur sa proie,” or “A tiger doesn’t proclaim its tigerness; it jumps on its prey.”

These Muslism brothers, stoked up on divine judgement and weapons stolen from America and donated by Saudi Arabia get to jump. The LA Times looks at the vast arsenal of weaponry ISIS have captured:

Government forces retreated en masse from the onslaught, leaving behind a military hardware bonanza, including the U.S.-made armored Humvees as well as trucks, rockets, artillery pieces, rifles, ammunition, even a helicopter. Some of the seized materiel was old or otherwise non-functioning; but a lot was promptly put to use on the battlefield.

Pictures of grinning Islamist warriors cruising in U.S. Humvees bedecked with white-on-black militant flags flooded the Internet and became the signature image of the ISIS rampage.

ISIS social-media enthusiasts even mocked the global #BringBackOurGirls Twitter campaign, referring to girls kidnapped by an Al Qaeda offshoot in Nigeria. ISIS sympathizers began tweeting #BringBackOurHumvee.

 

Aaronovitch adds:

There is at work here what can only be called a victim mentality — paradoxical given the power and size of Islam — which casts Muslims as being eternally oppressed and eternal victims. This week the supreme leader of Iran, arguably the most powerful Muslim religious leader in the world, tweeted his “analysis of recent events in the region”. Point 1 was: “Main enemy: security and intelligence services of the West.” Point 2 was their tactics: “Sowing sectarian conflicts”, launching proxy wars and “fabricating forged alternatives of Islam”. Neither he nor any other Muslim had any real responsibility for any of it.

A fantasy of victimhood is difficult enough when it enchants just a nation. When it enthrals a world religion it is terrifying.

Does that feeling to fighting for the underdog seduce British teenagers to join the cause?

Frank Furedi notes:

It is clear that their embrace of radical Islam is coupled with a rejection of the way of life of their parents and also of the communities they inhabit. Such a generational rebellion against the old ways is not confined to Muslim youth. When you talk to young radical British Muslims it is obvious that they are motivated by impulses shared by many of their non-Muslim peers. Take their rejection of Western consumer society: ‘Are you willing to sacrifice the fat job you’ve got, the big car you’ve got, the family you have’, asks Abdul Raqib Amin in his ISIS-sponsored video. His views, which draw on the anti-consumerist rhetoric of Western radicalism, are shared by a significant section of European youth. Indeed, it could just as easily be a statement made by a member of Occupy. But Amin is not just a radical protester, and he reminds his audience that he also belongs to a distinct youth subculture by asking: ‘Are you willing to sacrifice this, for the sake of Allah?’

And those recruiting websites?

Jihad is often presented not just as a religious duty, but as an exciting adventure. For many, these are ‘cool’ sites that allow users’ fantasies to flourish. For others – a relatively small minority – such sites provide something more: a medium through which they can make sense of their lives.

You want meaning in your life? You want to reject the olds and be grown up and macho? Well, join the ISIS Army, young fella. It’s the best gap year you never had:

ISIS has banned smoking and music, imposed the full-face veil and closed all shops before and during prayer times. These British kids and other anti-Western rebels eschew alcohol and smoking. That’s so uncool, dad-io.

As for music, well, there could be trouble ahead because if you wanna be cool you gotta be gangsta. You’ve got be an outsider writing back to the Empire. You gott be a rapper. Take them away, YouTuber mohyeldeen muhajer:

 

The Ronald Reagan was a dirty kuffar.
The Mr. Tony Blair is a dirty kuffar.
The one Mr. Bush is a dirty kuffar…
Throw them in the fire.

 

 

Simple. Catchy. It could pass for a football fan’s chant. Not that the hardcore Muslim youth ever did get into the football factory like those other macho young men looking for an ID:

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