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Drain the swamp: the Cold War on Islamic terror

Messages and flowers are left on Marhaba beach where 38 people were killed on Friday in a terrorist attack on June 28, 2015 in Souuse, Tunisia. Sousse beaches remain quiet following the Tunisia beach attack which left 38 dead, including at least 15 Britons. Around 1,000 tourists returned to the UK with more set to follow in the coming days

 

In 2013, Prime Minister David Cameron responded to Lee Rigby’s brutal murder by jihadis in London by vowing the “drain the swamp” of violent Islam. He told the Commons:

 “…it is not simply enough to target and go after violent extremists after they’ve become violent. We have to drain the swamp in which they inhabit.”

The phrase was heard in 2001. Back then US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld told reporters in the Pentagon:

The best way to get at the terrorist networks is to “drain the swamp they live in,” Rumsfeld said, referring to action against countries that harbor terrorist activities…

“The people who committed these acts are clearly determined to try to force the United States of America and our values to withdraw from the world or to respond by curtailing our freedoms,” he said. “If we do that the terrorists will have won.”

Basically, Americans have a choice, Rumsfeld explained. They can change the way they live, which the secretary called unacceptable, or America can change the way the terrorists live. We have chosen the latter. We intend to put them on the defensive,” Rumsfeld said. “This requires a distinctly different approach from any war that we have fought before.”

How well did that go?

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Posted: 30th, June 2015 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Karen Danczuk on her marriage break up: it wasn’t him it was me, me, me

Karen-DanczukSays flirty Karen Danczuk fresh from her separation from posturing paedo-hunting MP Simon Danczuk tells the Sun:

 “He was overwhelmed that suddenly it was all about me! I think there was a bit of jealousy….It used to be all about Simon. I used to be his plus-one, but it changed dramatically and became more about me. Even at MP events, I became the star. Simon probably just felt a little taken aback.”

 

The Sun adds:

Before her rise to fame, Karen was happy in her role as MP’s wife bringing up their two boys Milton and Sebastian in Rochdale, Gtr Manchester.

Odd. Yesterday the Mirror said her sons were called Milton and Maurice? still, who cares about that pair when you have pneumatic Karen and her tweets.

“There was no blazing argument. There was a lot of tension that built up over time with how our lives were becoming very different. We just knew it couldn’t go on. There was a moment the next morning where Simon back-tracked and we both cried but my mind was made up by then. I finished it for the both of us.”

Karen went solo:

“It was difficult for him for me to suddenly be in the limelight, but I’ve realised he’s got his career and now it’s time for me to not only focus on the boys but also my career.”

And her career seems to be suppoted by the Sun, whose agont aunt Dear Deirdre opines:

…this sad story of a relationship foundering because a high-profile husband can’t stand the limelight shifting to his missus is pretty familiar.

Is that what happened? Who knows. All we know is that a vain, media-friendly MP and his flirty, fame-seeking wife are in the news. A stint on Love Island or Big Brother beckons.

And it should be entertaining. As Camilla Long wrote:

I have never met a family so chaotic. (During the interview she cries and then Simon cries, both swear and loudly slag other people off and everyone behaves as if this is a perfectly normal Sunday morning.)

 

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Posted: 30th, June 2015 | In: Celebrities, News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


You all paid for West Ham United’s Olympic stadium and cheap tickets to woo a foreign buyer

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West Ham United are moving into the 54,000-seater Olympic Stadium. If you think that’s the end of the Olympic Legacy, you’d be mistaken. The money involved is entirely in keeping with the profligate Olympic spend: the London 2012 Olympic bill came in at £9bn – far higher than the original projected cost of £2.75 billion.

The newlook Olympic stadium has cost the taxpayer a massive £702m. It was supposed to cost £280m. But somehow the fees and build soared – it cost £272m just to alter the place to become a football ground.

Why?

Dan Roan cites one expensive design flaw:

The stadium’s owners, the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC), admits the project is over-budget by around £35m. Putting the largest cantilevered roof in the world on to a superstructure that had not been built to bear that kind of weight was far more complex and expensive than envisaged – the contract was announced initially at £155m, before rising to £189m in October.

Compare that to the £42m required to convert the City of Manchester stadium after the 2002 Commonwealth Games.

Given that it cost a generous £798m for the 90,000-capacity Wembley (the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff cost £121m in 1999), West Ham fans cost more per head than England supporters.

And what does it cost West Ham? Well, the club will make a £15m contribution on top of the £2.5m they will pay annually for a 99-year lease. That looks cheap.

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Posted: 30th, June 2015 | In: News, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Morgan Schneiderlin joins Manchester United ‘tomorrow’ and Arsenal yesterday

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‘Just thinking about tomorrow…”

 

Transfer Balls: The Press are convinced that Morgan Schneiderlin is on his way to Manchester United from Southampton. But when?

June 28, Daily Star: Man Utd plan to CONFIRM signing of £24m Arsenal target Morgan Schneiderlin TOMORROW”

June 28, Daily Mirror: “Southampton’s Morgan Schneiderlin to join Red Devils on Wednesday”

June 29, Daily Telegraph: “Southampton and France midfielder expected to complete move to Old Trafford for fee of £24m in coming days”

At least all papers can agree that Schneiderlin is certain to be at Old Trafford next season. Or not. Let’s just focus on the one-great-and-now-dire Daily Telegraph’s reporting:

June 28, Daily Telegraph: “Man Utd told to speed up signing of Morgan Schneiderlin – but Van Gaal holding out for Bastian Schweinsteiger”

June 29, Daily Telegraph: “Arsenal… yet to make move for Southampton’s Morgan Schneiderlin”

It could be that Arsenal will still enter the bidding, with Wenger overseeing a budget this summer of around £50 million…

It could be. But on the same day the Telegraph said it could be, the paper of record also wrote that it won’t be:

It is understood… that the France international will travel to Manchester within the next 48 hours to undergo a medical before finalising a move to Old Trafford.

In earlier Telegraph news you can rely on:

May 8: “Arsene Wenger to make £25m bid for Saints’ Morgan Schneiderlin”

21 Dec 2014: “Arsenal are set to make a ‘monster’ bid to sign Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, 25, in January.”

Number of bids made by Arsenal for Schneiderlin: nil. 

Such are the facts.

Posted: 29th, June 2015 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Spare us the faux outrage over Amran Hussain’s Tunisia death beach selfie

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Amran Hussain, 29, a Labour candidate for the North East Hampshire in the recent election, has visited the beach where Seifeddine Rezgui murdered 38 tourists on Friday. He took a selfie. The spot where so many lost their lives became an ‘I was there’ moment.

Mr Hussain tells MailOnlinewho brand the photo “a sick selfie”:

“Selfies are not banned. I don’t see anything wrong with it. We were not capturing a happy moment, we were very distressed after what happened and we went down to the beach for 30 minutes to show solidarity. We laid flowers and wrote a tribute and prayed to those who lost their lives in the horrific massacre. We would have asked someone else to take a picture of us, but we were in the moment and we wanted to take a picture with the tribute and flowers we had put down. It has been taken completely out of context. It was all very upsetting and we just wanted to have a reminder of what happened. I just happened to be using a selfie stick as that is what I always use.”

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Posted: 29th, June 2015 | In: News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Arturo Vidal moves to Arsenal and Chile becomes Italy

Transfer Balls: The Daily Telegraph says Arsene Wenger and Arsenal have beaten Manchester United to Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal.

They have?

Arturo Vidal, the Juventus midfielder, appears set to join Arsenal this summer after reports in Chile claim the 28-year-old has signed a deal with the north Londoners… despite United’s interest in Vidal, it now looks like the player will join Arsenal who have agreed a £21 million deal for the player, according to Chilean newspaper La Stampa.

The Indepedent cites the same source for its Vidal to Arsenal story:

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The only problem with the Tele and Indy’s stories is that La Stampa is not a newspaper in Chile. They speak Spanish there. La Stampa is Italian for ‘The Press”. And there is a newspaper in Italy called La Stampa. 

The Daily Mail gets that part of the Vidal story correct. But it fails to link to the story.

And on La Stampa’s website there is no news of the transfer.

But we did find this:

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We can’t find that radio interview, and on Feler’s twitter account he makes no tweet about Vidao to Arsenal.. But this tweeter does:

 

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Such are the facts.

Posted: 29th, June 2015 | In: Arsenal, manchester united, News, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Tunisia: 30 dead and good David Cameron’s Christian plea for intolerance over Muslim evil

Nearly all newspapars lead with the massacre in Sousse, Tunisia. Can the newspapers make sense of the madness?

The Guardian counts the number of dead that “could it 30″.

Why guess?

The paper leads with a photo of a woman in Christian prayer. Most of the victims were Christian. Is the point of showing this photo to heighten that fact?

 

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The Mail focuses on the pain of not knowing who is dead.

 

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But the Daily Mirror knows. It opts for stating the bald facts: “MASSACRE ON THE BEACH – 30 BRITS ARE DEAD.”

 

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Readers see the face of Trudy Jones, 52, from Blackwood, Caerphilly county. It and the picutre of  ‘Relative” grieving are voyeuristic. We’re gawping. This is all show and no tell.

 

The Daily Star and Sun opt for hope.

Ben Wilton and Shelley Hay survived the attack by Seifeddine Rezgui. They ran. Yesterday they got engaged.

Says Shelley:

“Our hearts go out to all the families who have lost someone and those who were injured. Our marriage proposal is just one little bit of good that has come out of such a tragic day.”

Says Ben:

“I wanted to show my love for Shelley and I didn’t want the terrorists to win. I thought, ‘Screw them. They are not going to stop us’. It was an act of defiance against what happened… I was determined the gunman would not spoil Shelley’s day. And because I had only given her a card that morning she knew I had something special for her. We weren’t hungry but we went down for a meal that night where the staff had laid a special table for her and baked a birthday cake.”

 

 

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But what do we know?

The Independent tells us what we don’t know but do fear.

“Tunisian killer may not have acted alone”

Or to put it another way: ‘Tunisian killer may have acted alone.’ It’s always useful to twist a headline to reveal what it really tells us, which is nothing.

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Seifeddine Rezgui – the student who carried out the murderous attack in the Tunisian resort of Sousse which left at least 30 Britons feared dead – disappeared along with six other young men he shared a house with a month before the slaughter on the beach, The Independent understands.

Rezgui is dead.

A number of the men, who had rented the property next to the Mosque of the Seven Virgins in the Islamic holy city of Kairouan, remained at large.

The group led secretive lives, deliberately avoiding contact with local people, according to neighbours, who also claimed that there were visits by a group of Salafists before the building was suddenly left empty. Authorities in Tunisia are “sure” Rezgui had help in Friday’s murderous rampage – though not direct – and are searching for his accomplices.

Where is it looking?

The government in Tunis has announced that it will put in an extra 1,000 armed police to protect tourist facilities and hotels after hundreds more were deployed at beach resorts in the aftermath of the massacre.

Too late. The killer has murdered 39 people. Tunisia is off the agenda for holidaymakers.

The state news agency, TAP, reported that gunmen had raided homes for food in el Kef, around a 100 miles from the coast, before heading into hills bordering Algeria. It was unclear whether there was connection between this and the Sousse killings.

And Algeria bookings are down.

Imam of the Great Mosque of Sidi-Uqba in Kairouan says…

…“damaging actions by weak governments” which followed the overthrow of the dictator Zine el Abidine Ben Ali four years ago had contributed to Kairouan being infected by extremism.

“From 2011 to last year we had all kinds of imams coming here, from Tunisia and abroad, from Saudi Arabia and Gulf States and other places to spread this kind of thought. This has now been stopped by the new government, but there were plenty of opportunities for this man Rezgui to be indoctrinated,” said Imam Taib… “It would be better to change the imams there. None of these mosques is in Kairouan. We had trouble like that in two mosques last year and we changed the imams… What happened shows that Kairouan is not place for terrorists. Because this killer lived here for a while, this city is now getting a bad name. But he wasn’t even born here.”

Nothing to see here, guv. Move along. It’s not us. It’s them.

The Times says the UK mainland could be next. Maybe.

 

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What do we know?

Sub-machineguns have been smuggled into Britain, raising fears of a jihadist attack similar to the atrocity in which it is feared that more than 30 British holidaymakers were killed in Tunisia.

Jihadis smuggled them in?

The National Crime Agency warned of the “increased threat” of Czech-made Skorpion weapons, capable of firing 1,000 rounds per minute, being trafficked and sold to criminal gangs. The warning alarmed counterterrorist agencies, which have found evidence of a crossover between gangs and jihadist activity, including the trade in firearms.

Well, of course criminals will deal with each other.

Britain has sent security experts to assist the Tunisian investigation into the killer, Seifeddine Rezgui, including tracing those who radicalised him and helped him to acquire his gun and grenade

Or as the Express puts it:

“Send in the SAS to crush Jihadis”

 

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The Herald focuses on the local.

 

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Jim and Ann McQuire, from Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire, were murdered.

 

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The Telegraph goes for the strangest front page: an open letter from Prime Minister David Cameron.

 

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And what he says is odd:

Britain is a nation united in shock and in grief. As the names and identities of the victims in Tunisia emerge – and the horror of what they faced becomes clear – those feelings grow. Everyone is asking the same thing: how can a day at the beach for families and friends have turned into a scene of such horror?

The man who did this, the smiling gunman with a Kalashnikov hidden in a parasol, demonstrates the level of evil we are dealing with. It’s an evil we’ve seen on Mount Sinjar in Iraq and in shopping malls in Kenya; at magazine offices in Paris and in schools in Pakistan.

Having set the story as one of good against evil, Cameron then tells us:

But we will not be cowed. To our shock and grief we must add another word: resolve. Unshakeable resolve. We will stand up for our way of life. So ours must be a full-spectrum response – a response at home and abroad; in the immediate aftermath and far into the future.

If our way of life means package holidays to Tunisia, Cameron’s wrong. He then says we must give police more powers to watch for jihadis online. The problem is that the killer was not known to the authorities in Tunisia.

We must also deal with it at its source, in places like Syria, Iraq and Libya, from where ISIL is peddling and plotting its death cult.

How? We bombed Libya. We invaded Iraq. And our leaders have told us that Syria’s President Assad – still there! – is evil, a man who used chemical weapons on his enemies. That, said President Obama, was a “red line”.

The US and the West helped created the power vacuum that the Islamists are filling.

That means supporting governments to strengthen weak political institutions and tackle political instability. These ungoverned spaces are the areas in which the terrorist groups thrive.

They are not ungoverned: they are governed by the enemy.

The third thing, perhaps the most important thing, is confronting the poisonous ideology that is driving terrible actions like those we saw on Friday. That ideology stems from an extremist narrative, which hijacks the religion of Islam. It says that the West is bad and freedom is wrong.

And once again Dave is an expert on theology.

We must expose and defeat what it is that persuades young people, from Tunisia to Kuwait, from Belgium to Britain, to join ISIL.

Give them more money? End the idea that multi-culturalism is possible? Celebrate true divesity. Hold freedom of thought and freedom of speech sacred, even if you don’t agree with it? Bang ’em up? Wtch them. Turn Muslims into The Other and then offer cod explantions for their thoughts and deeds? Further the idioticy that all Muslims think alike by talking about them as a ‘community’?

When the gunman attacked innocent people spending time with their families on the beach, he was attacking the very things we stand for. We must be stronger at standing up for our values – of peace, democracy, tolerance, freedom. We must be more intolerant of intolerance – rejecting anyone whose views condone the Islamist extremist narrative and create the conditions for it to flourish.

Great. Dave says we will not be undone. Dave then says we must not be tolerant of anyone who says things we don’t like. The ISIS question looks like it born of Western indecision and weakness.

After all, this is not the war between Islam and the West that ISIL want people believe. It’s between the extremists who want hatred to flourish and the rest of the world who want freedom to prosper. They will kill anyone that doesn’t adhere to their warped worldview – Muslim and non-Muslim. They demonstrate that day in, day out.

This is a battle of ideas, a war between cultures and ways of life. It’s not up to Dave to say what is and what is not the true face of Islam. It’s up to him to be the face of the plan to undo its power.

It’s the spirit we have always shown when we faced threats to our nation in our history. It’s the spirit that saw London rebound after the 7/7 attacks, whose 10th anniversary we mark next month. It’s the spirit we saw as British tourists went to the beach in Tunisia this weekend, determined not to be cowed by the terrorists. We are the people who stand up to hatred. They are the cowards who murder defenceless people on a beach. They stand for oppression; we stand for freedom, and a peaceful, tolerant way of life.

Freedeom from or freedom to?

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Space is tough: unmanned SpaceX Rocket explodes after launch

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The Unmanned SPACEX rocket has exploded over the Atlantic Ocean:

A mission by an unmanned SpaceX Falcon-9 rocket has ended in failure after it exploded after lift-off from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

The rocket was supposed to despatch a cargo ship to the International Space Station (ISS).

The lower segment of the rocket was then meant to turn around and use its engines to bring itself down to a floating barge.

It was US company SpaceX’s third failed attempt at the manoeuvre.

Bids in January and April ended in explosive impacts in the Atlantic Ocean.

“The vehicle has broken up,” said Nasa commentator George Diller, after Nasa television broadcast images of the white rocket falling to pieces.

The SpaceX rocket was carrying 4,000 pounds of supplies for the three astronauts aboard the I.S.S.

In January:

“Close, but no cigar this time,” the company’s billionaire founder, Elon Musk, announced via Twitter shortly after the unprecedented touchdown effort.

Image: the Doppler weather radar site in Melbourne, Florida, picks up the explosion.

 

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Watch how ‘infidel’ Christianity became the world’s most persecuted religion

The world’s most persecuted religion is: Christianity. Although it would be Jews, Buddhists or Mormons if there were more of them in the Middle East and North Africa. And you’d read it about it more if the lWestern media was not so obsessed with Israel:

 

Posted: 28th, June 2015 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Watch CNN report on ISIS flag at London Gay Pride (fails to notice it’s made out of butt plugs and dildos)

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The London Gay Pride march featured an ISIS flag. CNN is shocked and appalled.

Lucy Pawle has noticed a man dressed in black. He’s holding an ISIS flag, says Lucy.

It’s made of dildos and butt plugs.

But Lucy never noticed:

 

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Jesus founds in tortilla chip (photos)

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What deos Jeus taste of? To the family in Tlalixtac de Cabrera, Mexico, he tastes of tortilla. But Josefina Guzman has placed the tortilla not in her mouth, but on an altar.

 

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“I’ve been making tortillas for a very long time,” she said, “but I’ve never seen anything like this before. It is a “miracle”.

The recipe for a Jesus tortilla is heavy doses of belief, hot oil and burning:

 


YouTube link.

Posted: 28th, June 2015 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Elderly white woman arrested for slapping idiot police officer who wrongly called at her home

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Equal opportunities police stupidity in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, where Phyllis Stankiewicz, 88, has been arrested for assaulting officers in her own home.

The story bwgan when the keystone cops were dispatched to 57 Wilson St. There were reports of someone playing havok with a baseball bat.  When Stankiewicz came to the door, police said, she was carrying a knife. It was at the police officer’s “waist level”. Stankiewicz appeared “angry and confused”. She yelled: “There’s no crime here! Get out of my house!”

And she was right. The police had arrived at the wrong address. The call was for 57 Memorial Drive,

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Murder in Tunisia: blame the West’s moral impotence and Seifeddine Rezgui’s poverty

The horror in Tunisia is getting blanket media coverage. Fifteen British citizens are known to have been murdered. In all, 38 people were killed and 36 wounded by the Islamist at the Sousse beach resort.

The Times: “Tunisia relatives’ desperate wait for news”

Not knowing must be terrible.

Ross Naylor has launched a social media appeal for news of his father Scott Chalkley, 42, and his partner Sue Davey, both of whom were staying at the Imperial hotel which was caught up in the attack in the popualr resourt of Sousse. He said he has not heard any news on their whereabouts despite several calls to their mobile phones, the hotel, the Foreign Office and a local hospital.

The Times quotes Foreign Minister Tobias Ellwood:

This is the most significant terrorist attack on British people since 7/7 and highlights the ongoing threat of Isil [Isis].”

It looks like relying on the Kurds to keep the barbarians at bay is not going to work.

 

Photographer and beauty blogger Carly Lovett, 24, had recently got engaged to her boyfriend Liam Moore, according to the Lincolnshire Echo.

Victim: Photographer and beauty blogger Carly Lovett, 24, had recently got engaged to her boyfriend Liam Moore, according to the Lincolnshire Echo.

 

Daily Mail: “Kalashnikov in hand, chilling images show ISIS murderer walking on beach in front of stunned onlookers before unleashing carnage”

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Posted: 27th, June 2015 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Murder and mayhem in Tunisia, Kuwait and France: gay marriage made me do it

The past week was full of murder. In Tunisia, an Islamist murdered 37 people, many of whom are British holidaymakers. In Kuwait an Islamic State fan murdered 27 people at a Shi’ite mosque. In France an Islamist decapitated a man at a gas product factory in France.

The Islamic State voice is delighted:

“Muslims, embark and hasten toward jihad,” said the Islamic State’s spokesman, Abu Mohammed al-Adnani, in an audio message released this week. “Oh mujahedeen everywhere, rush and go to make Ramadan a month of disasters for the infidels.”

David Cameron, as ever becomes an instant expert in theology, telling us that the terrorism was “not in the name of Islam. Islam is a religion of peace”. The killers, rather, “do it in the name of a twisted, perverted ideology”.

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Lord Janner will face trial – maybe

Lord Greville Janner of Braunstone: It’s been 70 days since the Crown Prosecution Service decided not to prosecute Lord Janner on grounds of his poor health.

The Telegraph: Alison Saunders: My Lord Janner decision could be reversed”

Could be?

Alison Saunders, the Director of Public Prosecutions, has conceded that if her decision not to prosecute Lord Janner with child sex offences is reversed by a formal review she will abide by that ruling…

She’d have no choice.

Ms Saunders told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “There is a victims right to review going on. We have a process which has been activated and we are waiting for the outcome of that. The outcome of that could be that my decision is upheld or it could be that it is reversed. And I have said that I will abide by that advice that we’ve sought and I will abide by that advice.”

Top lawyer vows to sticks to rules. Read all about it!

The Times: “Janner ‘will face justice’ over child sex abuse claims”

Will. Not could?

The decision by the Crown Prosecution Service not to prosecute Lord Janner over allegations that he was a serial child abuser is set to be overturned.

Wow!

A senior barrister who has spent several weeks examining the evidence as part of an independent review has concluded that there should be a hearing — the first step towards a full trial, according to the Daily Mail.

Ah! Janner is 86. He’s ill. How long will the hearing process take?

Daily Mail: “Janner WILL face justice: Top barrister to recommend DPP’s decision is over-ruled so case against Labour peer IS heard in court”

The development will pile pressure on Mrs Saunders, who has suffered a torrid two months amid questions over her handling of the Janner affair. She is expected to face renewed calls from critics to consider her position.

She looks doomed.

The extraordinary twist in the case comes after a group of Janner’s alleged victims applied for a formal review of the decision not to charge him. The appeal was launched after Mrs Saunders ruled the peer should not be charged on health grounds, despite saying there was enough evidence to prosecute him for 22 sex offences against nine people. She also ruled out holding a trial of facts, which can be used when suspects are unable to enter pleas or instruct lawyers.

Adding:

More than a dozen people came forward to claim he abused them during the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. His family has repeatedly denied he is connected to any wrongdoing.

Simon Danczuk, the MP for Rochdale , tells the Guardian:

“I am pleased to hear the suggestion that Janner will finally face justice: the alleged victims deserve this. The allegations against him are horrific, and we need to hear the facts before a court.

“All suggestions are that Saunders reached the wrong conclusion in April and this is not the first time she has made a major mistake, She has struggled in some of her decisions to pursue journalists through the courts, too. Her job is all about judgment.”

Such are the facts.

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Watch how pranksters shamed a fit man who parked in a disabled space

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The prankers spotted the able-bodied man’s car in the parking spaced reserved for the disabled and covered it in Post-It notes. Their design mimiced the sign he’d ignored.

He went potty:

 

Posted: 26th, June 2015 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Police called underage victims ‘prostitutes’ and ignored Asian sex gangs to prevent a white race riot

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In today’s peadophile news, the Times says a new inquiry into sexual abuse in Rotherham has revealed “hundreds” of suspects.

The national crime agency (NCA) says it’s investigating 300 suspects in Rotherham.

Yeah, that’s all. The Guardian says “councillors are among possible suspects”.

The Times continues:

Most of the alleged offenders acted in groups and were “of Asian appearance”, it said, while most identified victims were “white British” girls. The NCA’s suspects include one present and one former member of Rotherham council.

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Cannabis oil: parents and cancer victims crimialzied for using medical marijuana

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What would you do to help your ill child? Would you give her cannabis oil? Louise Bostock, 30, gave the tincture to her three-year-old daughter Jayla. The child suffers from epileptic fits. Mrs Bostock thought the cannabis oil would help. It did.

The Sun reports:

When Louise told nurses [about the oil], she was prevented from removing Jayla from Birmingham Children’s Hospital for five days while they did tests. She and site manager fiancé Charisma Agbonlahor… were told police would be called if they did not comply.

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Posted: 25th, June 2015 | In: marijuana, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Bank robber caught after signing his own name on demand note

Suspected bank robber caught after signing his own name on note demanding money

 

Good letter writing form has not gone out the window. Take John Chapman. It’s alelged that when he was in the Umpqua Bank, Yuba City, California, he handed the bank teller a note. It read:

“Give me $10,000 dollars or I will kill you… Yours, John Chapman

Mr Chapman’s failure to place his address in the top corner did not affect the outcome: police spotted him waiting to board a Greyhound bus to New York.

Posted: 25th, June 2015 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Unconscious colonoscopy patient records medics mocking his penis

The man anesthetized for a colonoscopy in Reston, Virginia somehow managed to get his smartphone into the theatre and enable it to record the anesthesiologist and other medics insulting him. The patient says he pressed ‘record’ “to capture the instructions his doctor would give him after the procedure.” But whn he saw the tape, he decided to sue. And he won. He’s been awarded $100,000 for defamation, $200,000 for medical malpractice, and $200,000 in punitive damages.

The Washington Post:

“After five minutes of talking to you in pre-op,” the anesthesiologist (Tiffany M. Ingham, 42) told the sedated patient, “I wanted to punch you in the face and man you up a little bit,” she was recorded saying.

When a medical assistant noted the man had a rash (on his penis, which he previously mentioned to the Ingham), the anesthesiologist warned her not to touch it, saying she might get “some syphilis on your arm or something,” then added, “It’s probably tuberculosis in the penis, so you’ll be all right.”

When the assistant noted that the man reported getting queasy when watching a needle placed in his arm, the anesthesiologist remarked on the recording, “Well, why are you looking then, retard?”

…The discussion soon turned to the rash on the man’s penis, followed by the comments implying that the man had syphilis or tuberculosis. The doctors then discussed “misleading and avoiding” the man after he awoke, and Shah reportedly told an assistant to convince the man that he had spoken with Shah and “you just don’t remember it.” Ingham suggested Shah receive an urgent “fake page” and said, “I’ve done the fake page before,” the complaint states. “Round and round we go. Wheel of annoying patients we go. Where it’ll land, nobody knows,” Ingham reportedly said.

Ingham then mocked the man for attending Mary Washington College, once an all-women’s school, and wondered aloud whether her patient was gay, the suit states. Then the anesthesiologist said, “I’m going to mark ‘hemorrhoids’ even though we don’t see them and probably won’t,” and did write a diagnosis of hemorrhoids on the man’s chart, which the lawsuit said was a falsification of medical records.

More: Anesthesiologist trashes sedated patient — and it ends up costing her

Posted: 24th, June 2015 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Teacher Anne Lakey gets 8 Years prison for sex with underage boys

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Another female teacher has been caught having sex with children. Anne Lakey, 55, has been convicted of having sex with two underage boys, one of them 13 years old.

Lakey, of Stanley, County Durham, has been Chief Executive of the Durham Federation of Schools and is a trained Ofsted inspector. She abused the children when she was in her late 20s and married.

One victim, now aged 41, who came forward in 2012, says:

“She took the towel off and was completely naked, I was stood next to her and we laid down on the bed and touched each other. She said something along the lines of ‘come on then’ and I laid down on top of her.”

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Posted: 24th, June 2015 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Gene Hackman found in woman’s tortilla

gene hackman tortilla

 

To Mexico, where a woman has found Jesus Gene Hackman in her tortila.

Albert Einstein never touched the things.

 

Spotter: Click2Houston

Posted: 24th, June 2015 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Doctors find 50-year-old foetus inside 92-year-old woman

fetus woman 50 years old

 

It was news to the 92-year-old Chilean woman that a 50-year-old foetus was inside her abdomen. The BBC says that after a fall, doctors x-rayed the woman. They found no broken bones – but they did discover a calcified fetus weighing 4.4 lb.

Inquisitr explains:

Known as a lithopedion, sometimes called a “stomach rock” or a “stone child,” this is a rare occurrence affecting just a few women. “Litho” comes from the Greek word that means “stone,” and the suffix “pedion” (also Greek) means “child.” This happens when the fertilized egg is implanted outside of the uterus (known as an ectopic pregnancy).

The medics did not remove the foetus.

Well, she’d not be the first woman to have a middle-aged man invading her personal space.

 

 

Posted: 24th, June 2015 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Lord Janner: sex attacks in Parliament and ‘unpaid social worker’ Cyril Smith

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Lord Greville Janner of Braunstone: a round-up of media reporting on the Labour peer mired in the story of Westminster peados. It’s been 67 days since the Crown Prosecution Sevice decided not to prosecute Lord Janner on gounds of his failing health.

The Sun: “Peer ‘raped kids in Parliament’ MP accuses Lord Janner”

That is some accusation. And it’s been made by Labour MP Simon Danczuk.

The campaigning MP’s comments came in a Westminster Hall debate – giving him protection from being sued for libel.

Any evidence to support the claims?

He blasted: “The shocking thing is that the CPS admits that the witnesses are not unreliable, it admits that Janner should face prosecution but refuses to bring a case. I know the police are furious about this and rightly so. Anyone who has heard the accusations will be similarly outraged.”

They are not unreliable but the DPP says the defendant is.

 

He went on: “I have met with Leicestershire police and discussed the allegations in detail. Children being violated, raped and tortured – some in the very building in which we now sit.”

Those are allegations.

He added: “Personally I fail to see how the knowledge that a peer of the realm is a serial child abuser is not in the public interest.”

Hold on. The knowledge that he is has not been established. That’s the problem. All we have are allegations. If Danczuk is certain of Lord Janner’s giuilt then why not slap the proof in the public domain?

The BBC:

Lord Janner has been accused in Parliament of being a serial abuser who attacked children inside the Palace of Westminster. Labour MP Simon Danczuk said police had told him they wanted to bring 22 historical charges against Lord Janner, dating between 1969 and 1988.

Today’s police do. But yesterday’s police did not.

Lord Janner’s family has said that the peer “is entirely innocent of any wrongdoing”.

His innocence must be presumed, right?

The Rochdale MP continued: “If Lord Janner really is too ill to face prosecution, then why can’t the courts establish this with a fitness to plead process? This would clear up doubts that still linger, for example why he was still visiting parliament on official visits after he was declared unfit to face justice.”

 

Social Work Today, 10th May 1977

Social Work Today, 10th May 1977

 

Yes, indeed. The MP for Rochdale, Cyril Smith’s old haunt and the palce where paedo gangs operated for years. The culture of denial has led to how many people in authority being arrrested and jailed? None.

Mr Danczuk was repeatedly warned by the chair of the debate, Conservative MP Anne Main, against criticising Lord Janner. A former DPP-turned-Labour MP, Sir Keir Starmer, said: “The decision before the DPP was not an easy decision. It was a stark and difficult choice between two unattractive approaches. We should respect the independence she brought to the decision making, and the fact she’s had that decision out for a review. To that extent I think we should inhibit our comments on the case.”

The Telegraph has more from the MPs address:

“The official charges are 14 indecent assaults of a male under 16 between 1969 and 1988; two indecent assaults between 1984 and 1988; four counts of buggery of a male under 16 between 72 and 87, two counts of buggery between 1977 and 1988. My office has spoken to a number of the alleged victims and heard their stories. I cannot overstate the effect that this abuse has had on their lives…

“The Director of Public Prosecutions has said that Lord Janner will not offend again. But the failure to prosecute Lord Janner offends every principle of justice – he may not abuse again but the legacy of the abuse continues. His victims needs the truth [sic] and they need to be heard.”

Lord Janner says he’s not absued at all.

Daily Mirror:

Labour’s John Mann said “hundreds of thousands” were “just starting to come forward” with allegations – but added they were just “the tip of the iceberg”.

Well, if the abuse went on for decades, then you can imagine many more victims were ignored.

He claimed the Establishment was still preventing damaging revelations about the “systemic” abuse being made public.

The Establishment? What is an MP and the police if not parts of the Establishment?

He said: “It gives a strong message that there are different layers in society and some people can get away with things. Why was Cyril Smith, when repeatedly apprehended, not prosecuted?”

Mr Mann believes this question is key to the truth behind the alleged cover-up

Smith is dead.

 

Posted: 24th, June 2015 | In: News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: The Metro says Paul Pogba has a twin who plays for Inter Milan

Transfer Balls loves The Metro, the free newspaper full of sensation. Take this news story on Paul Pogba, the France player wanted by every top European club with £70 million to spend.

The Metro says that Paris Saint-Germain “look set to land France Paul Pogba [sic] after making Inter Milan a £70m offer”.

 

metro pogba inter milan

 

Would that be the Paul Pogba who plays for Juventus or a Mr France Paul Pogba who doesn’t?

Spotter: Pies

Posted: 23rd, June 2015 | In: News, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0