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ANDREW Walsh, 30, wasn’t pleased when his girlfriend told him she loved her hamster more than him. The hamster was not some high-street sex aide, but an actual hamster called Harry.
Walsh plotted to remove the other man form the picture. When his lover, Julie Hanson, was out, Walsh broke down the door to her home in Blackpool, Lancashire, to “give Harry his freedom”.
HOW do you rescue a leopard trapped in a dry well?
Indian foresters at Elanelli knew. They used chicken in a basket.
YOU are looking at a photograph of the conference on ‘women in society’ staged at Qassim university, Saudi Arabia. No. It’s not a meeting of Union leaders, business gurus or a Surrey golf club. It’s those male Saudis, the people Estern men look to for guidance and a glimpse of what might have been…
Of course, there might be one woman in the room. Can you spot her?
DO you recognise this photograph?
It was taken on Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima, at 12.15pm on February 23, 1945. Joe Rosenthal used a Speed Graphic camera set between f8 and f11 with a shutter speed of 1/400th of a second.
NOTES to clarify the terms in the The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill:
“‘Husband’ here will include a man or a woman in a same sex marriage, as well as a man married to a woman. In a similar way, ‘wife’ will include a woman married to another woman or a man married to a man…
“The term ‘husband’ will in future legislation include a man who is married to another man (but not a woman in a marriage with another woman); and ‘wife’ will include a woman who is married to another woman (but not a man married to another man) unless specific alternative provision is made“
Man says family restaurant discriminated against him because of his ‘I love strippers’ and masturbation tattoos
THAT’S discrimination! So says Mike McKeown follwing his expulsion from Bubba Brew’s, a flowing pub and grill on Norris Lake in Maynardvill, Tennessee. Says Mike:
”He said, ‘I can’t have that ‘I love strippers’ tattoo showing. You’re going to have to put your shirt on.”
And do up the top button.
The eatery’s Ned Bass repsonds:
“There were some kids trying to figure out what he had written all over his body. You know, it’s real simple. We pay the mortgage, we pay the insurance, we’re going to make the rules. In a family-oriented establishment, you can’t have the obscenities he has on his body. That’s free speech. He can go to the beach, but he can’t come to Bubba Brew’s.”
McKeown is upset:
“I’ve seen Nazi tattoos on people. I’ve seen naked women tattoos on people down there. That’s incorrect. That’s totally incorrect. In the five years I’ve been here, I don’t think I’ve ever seen tattoos that bad, quite honestly.”
Bubba Brew’s has banned McKeown for the next year.
Because this is America, a lawyer is called upon:
Legal analyst Greg Isaacs says the restaurant was within its rights since people with tattoos are not protected under anti-discrimination laws.
PS: Bubba’ says: “Pool tables, darts, and corn-hole are available for the whole family to enjoy at your headquarters for fun on beautiful Norris Lake.”
IN 2004, The Day Today in 2004, Chris Morris & Alan Partridge were discussing the death of JFK and Princess Diana.
And what happened on September 11, with Peter O’Hanrahanrahan live from the World Trade Center:
GAY Pride London 2013 was an entertaining show. It’s better than the event’s equivalent in Moldova, where bigots attacked the parade. In St Petersburg, the soon-to-sanctioned Russian law banning “homosexual propaganda”, led to anti-gay activists lobbing stones at priders.
In London and elsewhere in the UK, anti-gay activists have slapped up stickers sporting the legend “gay free zone”. Below is written “AND FEAR ALLAH: VERILY ALLAH IS SEVERE IN PUNISHMENT [EMQ: 59:7]“. In Uganda, plans to execute gays have been watered down, a bit. And Israeli MP said “homosexuals caused Israel’s last earthquake”.
TIMES are hard in Wales. With that, a Welsh government-backed careers website offered advice about jobs in the sex industry. People have to pay the bills right?
Business Wales published tips on how to become a stripper or run a lap-dancing club and advised young people that they could “expect to earn an average £232 per evening”, which is better than flipping burgers right? They also noted that one could expect an annual income that “can range from £24,000 to £48,000″.
NEWS in the Times is that “Muslims across Britain joined together in an unprecedented show of unity yesterday when a sermon condemning the grooming and sexual abuse of children was delivered in hundreds of mosques”.
This is recognising a problem that the police and the liberal elite buried. It’s in response to the story of gangs of men, predominately of Pakistani heritage, raping underage white girls. This week, seven men were given lengthy prison sentences for raping six girls aged between 11 and 15. They doped the girls on booze and drugs before ordering them to perform sex acts. For their added pleasure, the men burnt, beat and used their victims as toilets.
Five of the men are of Pakistani origin. The other two hail from East Africa. The BBC notes:
The girls were mostly chosen because their unsettled or troubled lives made them easier to manipulate.
“Obviously we get dog walkers and different things like that up here but to be honest, by the size of it – unless it was a huge dog the size of a horse – it’s not a dog. It has got to be human because it is a fair pile and it’s got toilet paper – and I don’t see many dogs going around with a loo roll. It’s been going on long enough now. We want to know who is responsible.”
THE Iowa Supreme Court will look again at Melissa Nelson. And look again. And again. Nelson is the married mother of two fired for being “irresistible“.
For 10 years Melissa Nelson worked as a dental hygienist at Dr. James Knight’s surgery. And then he sacked her. Why? She claims it was because she was perceived as a threat to his marriage.
She filed a sexual discrimination lawsuit. In December 2012, the Iowa State Supreme Court ruled that Knight broke no laws. Stuart Cochrane, an attorney for James Knight, told media:
“We do think the Iowa Supreme Court got it completely right. Our position has always been Mrs. Nelson was never terminated because of her gender, she was terminated because of concerns her behavior was not appropriate in the workplace. She’s an attractive lady. Dr. Knight found her behavior and dress to be inappropriate.”
But now they are going to revisit that decision.
Nelson is hopeful. Nelson’s attorney, Paige Fiedler, tells ABC News:
“I can tell you she was surprised and delighted by the news that the Iowa Supreme Court has withdrawn its earlier ruling,” ”Not only does this breathe new life into her court case, it eliminates what many of us believed was a harmful legal and misguided precedent.”
The court heard that Knight allegedly said of Nelson’s sex life:
“That’s like having a Lamborghini in the garage and never driving it.”
She told the court:
“I was very surprised after working so many years side by side I didn’t have any idea that that would have crossed his mind.”
Knight started commenting on her clothing being too tight or distracting.
“Dr. Knight acknowledges he once told Nelson that if she saw his pants bulging, she would know her clothing was too revealing.”
Six months before the sacking, the pair had gotten into texting each other. In one text, Nelson asked her “how often she experienced an orgasm”.
Nelson did not respond to the text. She said it made her feel uncomfortable.
Knight’s wife, Jeanne, learnt of the text. She works at the same surgery. She told her husband to sack Nelson.
The couple then consulted with a senior pastor at their church and he agreed that Nelson should be terminated in order to protect their marriage, according to Cochrane, Knight’s attorney.
Nelson says that if she were a man she’d still have her job. We’d argue that were Nelson a man, she would not have been hired in the first place…
IT turns out that the biggest hackers are not the journalists but…lawyers.
The Independent reported:
“Some of Britain’s most respected industries routinely employ criminals to hack, blag and steal personal information on business rivals and members of the public, according to a secret report leaked to The Independent. The Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) knew six years ago that law firms, telecoms giants and insurance were hiring private investigators to break the law and further their commercial interests.“
The Times is predictably piqued:
”SOCA’s report suggests criminal activity by people who have not yet been brought to justice. Perhaps the Metropolitan Police could now redirect some of the 91 officers investigating newspaper hacking towards these other hackers. How busy can they all be?”
“So, legal profession did more phonehacking than journos. That kills Leveson. as this was always about crime, not press regulation.”
And then this:
“Interesting that theGuardian so vigorously supports
#Snowden criminal hacking. Same paper that wants journalists jailed for it in UK.”
KEEP-Fit nutter of the day is Michael Scott Barwick, 53. He stole a lawnmower from a car port in Sarasota. He then tied it to a bicycle and rode away.
WHAT has George ‘lifelong Chelsea fan’ Osborne learned this week? That passing yourself off as a man of the people is trickier than it seems.
The Old Pauline has had his fingers burned before of course, after he adopted a Tony Blair style ‘mockney’ accent when speaking to ‘ordinary’ voters, and was rightly ridiculed for his presumptuousness.This week he tweeted a picture of himself burning the midnight oil with just a burger and fries for company. It has predictably came back to bite him on the arse, now that said snack has been revealed as a ‘posh’ burger costing just shy of ten quid.
IS this an epic fail? The anti-gay mariage, anti-gay, sex-obsessed Christianist group Call 2 Fall have produced a new logo:
Declaration comes straight from the pages of Scripture:
If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. (2 Chronicles 7:14).
The journey back to God, to His forgiveness and favor, begins on our knees in humility and repentant prayer. Consider the words of the Declaration prayerfully:
I will answer God’s call to fall on my knees in humility and seek His face in repentance so that He might forgive my sins and heal our land.
The Call2Fall is nothing fancy. It is not a slick new program. No big production is necessary. It is simple. We are just talking about a definite time during worship on Sunday, June 30, 2013 when we get on our knees and faces before the Lord in repentant prayer, pleading with God to reshape our lives, renew our land, and send times of refreshing (See 2 Chronicles 7:14; Acts 3:19).
We’re “On our knees for America”.
Want to see the logo? Here is it:
I’m in! All the way!
PHEW! Cancel the opiates and Prozac. The Daily Mail has news on pregnant women and stress relief:
Mums-to-be ‘CAN have a glass of wine a day without harming their child’s development’
Who gave them permission?
Having a glass of wine a day during pregnancy may not harm the child’s development, claim researchers. A large new study says the children of mothers who drank ‘moderately’ in pregnancy actually grew up to have better balance than those who abstained.
THIS was the scene in Belfair, Washington, after a man lost control of his car and went off the road just after 3pm.
NEWS reporters dread the phrase “Kent countryside” for fear of getting their tongue tied. Sometimes, reporters just turn the air blue because their brains switch off.
And so to the Fox staffer who went potty mouthed over some strawberries.
EYEWITNESS news of the day is found in the Exeter Express & Echo. News is that an Exeter postman has been caught urinating freely urinating outside a young couple’s front door. It went on for months.
Luke Osborne, 27, says:
“For months now my partner and I have been having to walk through urine on our front steps. I had to wash the steps down constantly as the smell was horrendous. Keyleigh is expecting our baby tomorrow (mon) and it is just so unhealthy. The entrance to our flat is secluded with steps up to the front door. When I went out there he was, full frontal, relieving himself. I couldn’t believe it. This is the Royal Mail, they deliver in the Queen’s name and there he was relieving himself on my front step.”
Anyone asked Her Majesty is she approves?
Photo: Prince William makes a special delivery.
A SEARCH for Manchester’s Tameside General Hospital on Google delivers a picture of The Grim Reaper lurking outside the building.
The image was created for the website Tameside Citizen, a blog about the area which has focused on the hospital’s death rates. The accompanying story tells readers:
Tameside is one of five hospitals to be subject to a probe in light of today’s Francis Report – which found that there were hundreds of avoidable deaths at Mid-Staffordshire NHS Trust between 2005-9.
Sir Bruce Keogh, medical director at the NHS Commissioning Board (NHS CB) will launch an immediate investigation into Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust – as well as Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust, Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust – immediately.
The hospitals were chosen because they had the worst mortality rates according to the so-called Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator (SHMI) for two successive years to 2012.
This ends with a link the a full story at the Manchester Evening News. All fair and proper, then. It’s a worthwhile story:
Between October 2011 and September 2012, 18 per cent more patients at Tameside died than would be expected at a similar hospital, according to statistics.
But no. The MEN says the image rose to the top on Google’s for searches for the hospital. It does not name the blog that published it. It offers no link to it. It reports:
Google has now stepped in to take down the image – which was revealed to anyone typing the name of the hospital into the search engine – after being alerted by the M.E.N
A Google spokeswoman admitted the automatically-generated image had been ‘inappropriate’ and confirmed it had now been removed from its image database.
Why admitted? Is it a crime? And who decides what is and what is not appropriate? The Google worker, whose name is not given, says to the MEN:
“In this particular case, we have now updated the panel with a more appropriate image. All of our panels include a link so you can tell us when we may have an inaccuracy in our information.”
So. The natural search on Google – all those keywords and links – is a fix.
Tameside Citizen follows up:
M.E.N. attempt to censor Tameside Citizen.
The Image “THEY” want to ban!
The Manchester Evening News has claimed that they have succeeded in having the above image removed by Google after it was used by “a BlogSpot”.
“A Blog Spot”. Don’t they mean TAMESIDE CITIZEN, the blog that brought you the news that “The Advertiser” had meetings with local politicians with a view to “Suppressing sensationalist reporting” The same Advertiser which is owned by the Manchester Evening News!
Yet again it is the small independent Blog which shows the big business newspaper the meaning of the phrase “Free Press”
What’s so bad about the image? A fee commentators write back:
* The hoody pictured near the hospital does not look well.
* I have an interest in this issue. My father died in Tameside Hospital last year. My mother died six months ago in Willow wood hospice, 4 days after transfer from Tameside Hospital. The patients were clearly not getting the best treatment they deserved. The staff were giving the best they could. The big problem I could see was that there were not enough nursing staff. Even the best most dedicated nurse can not be at two bedsides at the same time.
* My own mother died in TH and there was one nurse running the ward. She told me she also served the patients meals as well.
Not exactly a death cult, is it? But because Google and the MEN don’t like the image or the messenger, they want to make it harder for readers to find the story. Local news is vital. It’s where the big stories start. You’d think the MEN and Google, which takes you content for free, would know that…
THE Nelson Mandela Death Watch story is pretty unedifying. LIVE! TV news reports from outside the Pretoria hospital where the 94-year-old is resting are nightly. The BBC’s man on the scene calls it a “waiting game“. The world’s media is camped by the South African hospital. He’s 94. What are they waiting for? Do they expect Mandela to emerge from the roof on a golden charriot pulled by ethereal horses? This news story is about an elderly man being severely ill. Three reporters working shifts could cover the entire story for everyone. But this is competitive mourn porn. They all want to be there to shout ‘FIRST!’.
EYEWITNESS of the Day is found in the Bournemouth Echo. A motorcyclist crashed through the glass doors at Bournemouth’s biggest Tesco store.
“Shocked eyewitness grandmother Margaret Howe was shopping with her husband David when she heard the commotion”
Eyewitness Grandmother sounds like a title of a new Marvel Comic. Says she:
“There was an almighty bang and we thought a display shelf had fallen… It was shocking; we’d just gone in to buy a couple of things as my grandsons are coming over this evening. It all happened in the section where crisps and peanuts are on display.”
The walnuts attract a smarter crowd…
FACE of the day: one of three cats saved from a house fire by firefighters in Boulder, Colorado.
Any idea who or what started the fire?
KIM Kardashian sent her pals two fake pictures of her and Kanye West’s son North West to see which of them would sell to the lowest bidder.
The Mail claims Kim wanted to find out which of her friends would sell the pictures to the Press. This was not to test the market rate for the photos and work out which of her friends is most useful. This was to protect her son.