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On Reuters, John Shiffman reports on Dr. John Henry Hagmann. An expert in treating wounded soldiers, Dr Hagmann retired from the Army 15 years ago. He created Deployment Medicine International, winning over $10.5 million in business from the federal government. And now he’s in trouble:
The taxpayer-funded training has long troubled animal rights activists, who contend that Hagmann’s use of live, wounded pigs to simulate combat injuries is unnecessarily cruel. But an investigation by Virginia medical authorities alleges that pigs weren’t the doctor’s only training subjects.
During instructional sessions in 2012 and 2013 for military personnel, Hagmann gave trainees drugs and liquor, and directed them to perform macabre medical procedures on one another, according to a report issued by the Virginia Board of Medicine, the state agency that oversees the conduct of doctors.
Hagmann, 59, is accused of inappropriately providing at least 10 students with the hypnotic drug ketamine. The report alleges Hagmann told students to insert catheters into the genitals of other trainees and that two intoxicated student were subjected to penile nerve block procedures. Hagmann also is accused of conducting “shock labs,” a process in which he withdrew blood from the students, monitored them for shock, and then transfused the blood back into their systems.
The report alleges that Hagmann also “exploited, for personal gain and sexual gratification” two participants who attended a July 2013 course at his Virginia farm.
Anyone buying a $3 knit crop top from Amzaon whousl know that it shows your nipples and, as one mother says, “Do not buy this, even for your cat.”
Transfer Balls: Manchester United tricked by The Metro and Daily Star’s Ronaldo, Bale, Benzema Bilge
Transfer Balls – a look at the twilight world for football journalism. Today The Metro says that Manchester United were “in transfer talks for Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Raphael Varane”.
Wow! Would Real Madrid really sell four of their players to Manchester United?
Writes Jamie Sanderson:
United have significant cash to spend this summer and the Daily Star claims contact has been made with Madrid for Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Raphael Varane.
Over to the Daily Star, then, where we learn:
Manchester United in contact with Real Madrid over AMAZING QUADRUPLE raid – MANCHESTER UNITED have made contact with Real Madrid for FOUR of their world-class stars.
Colin Harvey writes:
Spanish paper AS report that the Red Devils have spoken to Real over potential moves for Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Raphael Varane.
Over on AS we are told by Tomas Roncero:
Manchester United are looking to rebuild after finishing fourth in the Premier League, behind, Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal. According to information that AS has secured, United officials have requested contractual details of a number of current Real Madrid players including Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Cristiano, along with French defender, Raphael Varane.
The answer from the Bernabéu has been a resounding negative on all four cases.
About those transfer talks, Jamie…
Bias: The Sun says Nicola Stugeon was roasted on The Daily Show but Scottish readers see an epic win
The Sun continues to bill SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon as a dangeous loon to readers south of the border and hero to those north of it.
Sturgeon’s been on The Daily Show. The Scottish Sun reports:
NICOLA STURGEON had viewers of The Daily Show in stitches last night; days after the programmes website wrongly billed her as a COMEDIAN.
She told host Jon Stewart: “You billed as a comedian – so you’ve raised all these expectations that I’m going to be funny. And I’m a politician, and as you know, politicians are rarely very funny.”
Host Jon Stewart, whose trademark style is to mercilessly tease guests, asked the Scots politician “You think you’re Saddam Hussein? You get 99%?” after she joked she had “ordered an inquiry” into why the SNP won just 56 out of 59 seats in the general election.
“I think you should always aim for more,” the SNP leader shot back.
Or as the non-Scottish Sun put it:
‘You think you’re Saddam Hussein’ – NICOLA Sturgeon compared to Iraqi monster as she gets a roasting from U.S. chat show host Jon Stewart
Transfer Balls time. News on the official Liverpool FC website is that Danny Ings “completes Anfield switch”.
Former Liverpool players lined up to welcome the Burnley player:
The Liverpool website went into full PR mode, informing fans of the 1o things they need to know about Ings.
Playing for Liverpool would be the pinnacle of Ings’ career:
But it’s all wrong becasue Burnley have formally accepted a late £12million bid from Tottenham for the 22-year-old striker.
This from the Independent:
Brendan Rodgers’ side have been very confident since January that [Ings] would sign for them but Tottenham’s late bid for the player will be taken into consideration if a tribunal meets to decide the fee.
Though Ings has no interest in joining Spurs, Burnley can cite the higher offer, as well as the player’s contribution for them, as relevant factors for consideration if the case comes before a Professional Football Compensation Committee (PFCC).
It’s also being reported that Burnley are holding out for £7-8million despite Ings being out of contract.
Liverpool are now attempting to hammer out a club-to-club agreement with the Clarets in an effort to avoid the wrangling going to a tribunal.
Former Spurs, Bournemouth, Portsmouth, QPR and Southampton manager Harry Redknpapp is on twitter. He’s yet to make a single typo.
Back in January 2012 Redknapp told City of London police on the matter of allegations of tax evasion, of which he was cleared in court:
“I can’t write … so I don’t keep anything … I can’t work a computer, I don’t know what an email is … I’ve never sent a fax and I’ve never sent a text message. I’ve never wrote a letter in my life. I couldn’t write a letter, I write like a two-year-old and I can’t spell. You talk to anybody at the football club, I don’t write. I couldn’t even fill a team sheet in”
In October 2014, he talked about twitter:
“I don’t read Twitter, I don’t even know what it is, I wouldn’t know how to read it and it doesn’t interest me one little bit”
And on 8 June 2015 Harry was a man reborn, telling the world via his Twitter account:
“Let’s see what this is all about then”
Look out for Redknapp championing the Government’s life-long learning schemes.
Jack Wilshere thinks the FA have behaved badly towards him. The FA say Wilshere brought football into disrepute by leading a chant inviting Arsenal fans to describe Tottenham Hotspur as “sh*t” and replying to “his old man”who told him to be a Tottenham fan with the line “sh*t, f*ck, bollo**s you’re a c**t”. Arsenal fans gleefully joined in.
The FA then saw the footage, read the media’s shock and horror and ordered Wishere to put some money in their swearbox.
“What do we think of the FA?” Wilshere should ask all football fans. The reply should be monosyllabic.
Wilshere, who looked a tad merry as he led a chant among what he saw as friends and like minds, thinks he’s been hard done by. He is, after all, being fined for swearing. WTF? He says:
“Apologies if I offended or upset any of u with my celebrations… Learning a lesson is one way of looking at it, but at the same time people have been giving me a lot of stick for having some fun and enjoying myself at the end of a successful season. We’ve worked hard all year as a group of players and we’ve won a trophy. That’s the best feeling in the world. No matter what job you do, if at the end of the year you get a promotion and a bonus, you’re going to go out and celebrate. I think criticism for that side of things was a bit harsh.
“I only found out when I reported for England duty. One of the press officers told me. It was a surprise. I didn’t know I’d been charged so I was like, ‘What?’ I don’t think I’m in a position to comment about it any further at the moment. It’s being dealt with by the FA and my club. What will be, will be.”
“I am quite proud of my relationship with the fans. I’ve always had that bond with the Arsenal fans since I was young because I came through the club. I grew up at Arsenal and I love the fans, but believe it or not I’ve actually got family who are Tottenham fans, so it’s nothing personal against them. It was just a bit of fun.”
Of course it was bit of fun. He was inviting the fans to join him in mocking the local rivals. They knew the routine and joined in. Wilshere is one of their own. And what fan of any club can take offence at a homegrown player sharing their passion?
What do think of the FA, Jack? As FA Chairman Greg Dyke might put it: “F*** off. I never liked you anyway.”
In 1975, Orson Welles edited a scence from the porno movie 3 A.M.
Josh Karp spotted the master’s work in researching his book Orson Welles’s Last Movie: The Making of The Other Side of the Wind. He says Welles “wound up editing a hard-core lesbian shower scene that he couldn’t resist cutting in Wellesian fashion with low camera angles and other trademark flair.”
Welles knew his porn:
We regret the error: Pat Vendiette is not the NBA’s first ‘amphibious’ pitcher. But the Oakland Atheltics is an equal opportunities employer.
Lord Greville Janner: a look at news on the Labour peer embroiled in allegations that he abused children. He maintains his innocence. It’s been 52 days since the Crown Prosecution Sevice decided not to prosecute Lord Janner on gounds of his failing health.
BBC: “Lord Janner claim investigated by police in Scotland”
Police in Scotland are understood to be investigating claims Labour peer Lord Janner abused a boy there in the 1970s. Det Ch Supt Lesley Boal said Police Scotland officers were investigating a historical complaint – but did not confirm a name.
As ever, facts are thinner than Theresa May’s smile.
BBC home affairs correspondent Tom Symonds said the allegation had first been made in 1991 by a Leicester man who told police that Greville Janner sexually abused him during the 1970s – including in Scotland.
We’re told that Leicestershire police investigated and found Janner had no case to answer. And now a mere 14 years later the allegations resueface. The accused man is now old. He and his victims are denied a court trial. And all we get is a stink.
Now Scottish police are investigating.
“Because Scotland has a separate and independent prosecutor, it would be able to make its own decision about whether to charge Lord Janner,” he added.
Is there new evidence to warrant a charge that wasn’t available to police in 1991? Did the Scottish police investigate Janner? Questions and more questions. And with no court date, there is no chance to having them answered with satisfaction.
So that’s two police forces investigating Janner, the Crown Prosecution Service reviewing the Director of Public Prosecutions’ decision that m’lord would to be unable to take part in his defence due to his poor health, and Justice Lowell Goddard looking at the Labour peer as part od her independent inquiry into child sex abuse.
Yeah, that’s all.
Lord Janner is 86. He says he’s innocent.
But the Mail picks up a scent.
Daily Mail: “With a school party on a Commons visit in 1976, two Labour grandees Greville Janner and George Thomas who ‘abused children'”
Smiling broadly, two Labour grandees welcome a party of young schoolboys to the Commons. Since this photograph was taken in 1976, Greville Janner and George Thomas have been exposed as alleged paedophiles.
Exposed. Alleged. Can you be exposed as an alleged anything? What happened to those barriers to guilt?
The pair, later ennobled as Lord Janner and Viscount Tonypandy, have been accused of preying on children and yesterday campaigners said there was growing evidence a Labour paedophile ring operated at Westminster.
Is the Mail serious in labelling Labour the Paedos Party? If it is, were Liberal Sir Cyril Smith and Sir Tory Peter Hayman wannabe Labour members?
Thomas, Commons Speaker before becoming a peer, is said to have propositioned young men in his official grace and favour apartment in Parliament. He died aged 88 in 1997, but is now the subject of investigations by British Transport Police over an incident on a train in 1959, and by South Wales Police into a claim he raped a nine-year-old boy.
How can that be proven?
The alleged rape victim came forward to say he was abused at home in the late 1960s and early 1970s by the MP, who had befriended his foster parents.
A third former Labour MP, the late Leo Abse, has also been named as an alleged abuser.
Abse is dead. Smith is dead. Hayman is dead. Thomas is dead.
Yesterday campaigning Labour MP Simon Danczuk, who exposed the Cyril Smith scandal, said: ‘If George Thomas abused a nine-year-old boy, then you can be certain it was not a one-off. He would have abused others. The links between these people are coming together like a jigsaw puzzle, and one does get the impression there was a Labour network of paedophiles.’
If. Certain. We’re digging up the bodies to beat them with sticks. It’s only when the depraved grandees die that their guilt becomes a certainty. The pieces from Danczuk’s jigsaw puzzle crumble like dead skin when touched.
The close bond between Janner and Thomas is clear from the black-and-white photograph unearthed by the Mail, which was taken on June 22, 1976. Janner had arranged for 70 pupils from his Leicester West constituency to visit the Commons. There is no suggestion any of the children in the photo were abused…
The claims about Thomas, a one-time headmaster and Methodist lay preacher, surfaced last year. His victim, now aged 56 and living in Australia, said: ‘I was raped by George Thomas in Cardiff. I was about nine. He spent a lot of time at my house.’
He alleged the abuse also happened at another address in the city. A second victim says he was sexually abused on a train from Paddington to Aberystwyth when he was 22 and Thomas was 50.
Thomas, an MP from 1945 to 1983, was a secretary of state for Wales in Harold Wilson’s government and presided over the 1969 investiture of the Prince of Wales. He also read the lesson at Prince Charles’s wedding to Lady Diana Spencer in 1981.
Wasn’t is Sir Jimmy Savile who took Diana’s secrets to his grave?
In 2001, Leo Abse MP spoke to the Sunday Times about helping with George Thomas MP’s young blackmailer:
“Over the years, given his exposed position, it was inevitable that he would fall victim to blackmail. On one occasion, after a distraught recounting to me of the pressure upon him, I insisted I would meet and deal with the young criminal in his constituency into whose hands he had fallen.
“My reputation in Cardiff’s criminal underworld stood me in good stead in dealing with the wretch. As a lawyer, I had often acted in the courts on behalf of the local prosecution department, and even more frequently, I had defended the city’s gangsters. As one-time chairman of the watch committee, I had the duty of supervising the local police.
“The blackmailing cur, therefore, had no doubt that, unless he desisted, I would carry out my threat to ensure he was put behind bars for 10 years; shortly after our encounter he found it was politic to quit the city.”
The Mail forgets to say that Thomas was chairman of National Children’s Home (NCH) in 1983.
Such are the facts.
How football reporting works, with Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere and the Daily Mail team. Following a dire 0-0 friendly draw with Republic of Ireland, the writers got to work.
Neil Ashton: “Thank the lord for small mercies because at times Jack Wilshere shimmered on the ball, making the type of purposeful, driving runs that brought back memories of Paul Gascoigne striding through England’s midfield.”
Riath Al-Samarrai: “Jack Wilshere is almost alone in showing initiative… he is still the dynamic force in this team. A team performance that could not have been more subdued was at least partially lifted by Wilshere probing and searching from deep.”
John Downes: [Paul] Scholes’ praise of Wilshere continued after the game by stating that the Gunner was the only one in the England team who played well.
‘I think he (Wilshere) was the only one,’ Scholes added.
And now for the scores.
Rob Draper: “5/10. Previously thrived in this position but looked out of sorts. Too much was ineffective, epitomised by the awful first-half free kick routine with Lallana.”
That score marks Wilshere out as the second worst player on pitch. Of the 33 players who appeared for both sides only Chris Smalling (4.5) scored a lower mark than the Arsenal man.
As the player himself might ask, ‘What do you think of that?’
Richard Brooks has an interesting story of Richard Dimbleby’s [RD] BBC broadcast from the Belsen death camps. It was April 1945. Thousands of dead bodies littered the gound:
IT WAS “the most horrible” day of his life and the most shocking broadcast of the Second World War. Millions listening in Britain could hear the horror in Richard Dimbleby’s voice as he stepped past the bodies on the ground at the liberated Belsen concentration camp.
However, nowhere in the report was there any mention of the fact that most of the victims were Jews.
Police are being policed on the internet. Greater Manchester police have sacked ‘Officer A’ over “offensive and racist” comments posted on his private Facebook account. His comments were in response to a Daily Mail article about the number of Muslim children in Birmingham.
“We have allowed them to settle in to their own communities and they have no desire to mix, they would rather take over areas and breed like rabbits. If you look at the way they take over certain areas, it’s not unlike what the Germans did in Europe, they get a stronghold and then go for broke. We have already had two Muslim-related beheadings in this country in a year.”
ACC Ian Wiggett, who chaired the disciplinary panel, wants us know something:
“It’s clear to us the message was both offensive and racist in nature.”
That shounld be clear to anyone. But is it clear to the police because Wiggett adds that Officer A is “is not a racist individual who has entrenched views”.
What does that mean. Is it a question of Muslims this week who breed like vermin and next week he attacked sub-human gypsies and Jews? Are his views fluid?
Psychic conned $713,975 from man who bought invisible gold bridges and a time machine to win dead woman’s heart
We saw it coming, of course. But the Brooklyn man who hired a a psychic to win a lady says the medium duped him out of $713,975
The psychic, 26-year-old Priscilla Kelly Delmaro, allegedly advised the man that to woo Michelle he should buy stuff, like a $40,000 diamond ring to “protect his energy”, the same sum on his own funeral – this would make evil spirits think he was dead – and an $80,000 80-mile-long stretch of an invisble golden bridge for the spirits to cross in the spirit world.
YouTuber Brandon Brooks notes:
A fight between a mom and a girl broke out and when the cops showed up everyone ran, including the people who didn’t do anything. So the cops just started putting everyone on the ground and in handcuffs for no reason. This kind of force is uncalled for especially on children and innocent bystanders.
“Don’t make me fucking run around here with thirty pounds of god-damn gear in the sun,” he says. “On your face!”
The officer is now on gardening leave, perhps spending more time taking down and straddling his own kids.
The police take up the story.
Pool Party Incident:
On June 5, 2015 at approximately 7:15 p.m., officers from the McKinney Police Department responded to a disturbance at the Craig Ranch North Community Pool. The initial call came in as a disturbance involving multiple juveniles at the location, who do not live in the area or have permission to be there, refusing to leave. McKinney Police received several additional calls related to this incident advising that juveniles were now actively fighting.
First responding officers encountered a large crowd that refused to comply with police commands. Nine additional units responded to the scene. Officers were eventually able to gain control of the situation.
McKinney Police later learned of a video that was taken at the scene by an unknown party. This video has raised concerns that are being investigated by the McKinney Police Department. At this time, one of the responding officers has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of this investigation.
The video begisn in epic fashion:
Connecticut teacher fired for reading Allen Ginsberg poem students can borrow from the school library
Censorshsip is on the rise in the US. The ‘you can’t say that’ culture is undermining free speech and free thinking. National Coalition Against Censorship has news: “During an AP class discussion about gratuitous language, a student asked a teacher to read an Allen Ginsberg poem. He did. He’s not a teacher anymore.”
David Olio was sacked for reading a poem? Really?
In February two students complained about an Allen Ginsberg poem that, at the request of a fellow student, was shared in Olio’s AP English class at South Windsor High School in Connecticut. A media uproar followed, and Olio was essentially forced to resign.
Transfer Balls: Arsenal have bid £29.4m bid for Napoli and Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain, 27. Gazetta Dello Sport says the Italian club will sell for around £36m.
News of Higuain to Arsenal is familiar ground. And it gives us that chance to repeat what the Sun reported two years ago:
Higuain never did join the Gunners. But Mark Irwin’s scoop is still on the Sun’s website.
Such are the facts.
Tony Blair is an idiot. Tony Blair says Holocaust denial should be a crime.
The idiot thinks Holocaust deniers are so powerful their voices must be made taboo. He says their ridiculous, wholly racist views should not be debated. He says anyone for whom the Holocaust is fact is so weak-minded, sensitive and shockable they will be undone by an anti-Semite who says it was all a lie.
Tony Blair champions censorship. He denies free speech. He denies the right to offend and to be offended.
He makes Jewish suffering the taboo to be challenged.
He makes martyrs of people who should be pariahs.
He is the enemy of freedom.
Here’s the thing, Tony: the Holocaust deniers are just the people who were on the other side. When the war ended, it was not the death of anti-Semitism. That horror just mutates; the bigots find a new excuse to get the Jews.
Blair, who wears his Christian god on his sleeve, is keen to be on the side of the good, taking on the scum who attack Jews, making liars of the murdered and using their suffering as a cosh to beat them – what else is the comparing of Israeli Army action to the Nazis but fometing the idea that the Jews never learn and are deserving of collective punishment?
The anti-Semites deny the Holocaust was a lie but think it a great idea.
Tony Blair uses the Holocaust to make a case for his own moral goodness. For him the Holocaust it part of a ceremonial industry in affirmation.
The Holocaust according to Tony Blair is not about the Jews – it is all about him, a perma-tanned beacon of State-approved history and an illiberal enemy of free speech.
The result from the ‘Walmart-palooza’ company shindig in Fayetteville, Alaska, has resulted in a list of changes to keep the 1.3 million workers working.
Item 1: Celine Dion and Justin Bieber will not longer be played over the P.A. system.
“There is nothing I like better than hearing about your jobs, your ideas, your hopes and dreams, and frustration, and listening to how we can make your lives easier,” said Walmart U.S. CEO Greg Foran.
No small ambition to make the dreams of so many reality. Bob in Texas dreams of riding a pink windmill to Mars; Su-Anne from Maine wants to date Brad Pitt; and Steve from Iowa has ideas that require urgent therepay, and that he is never left alone in the store’s gun section – although removing Dior and Bieber from earshot should curtail his visions of fire-bombing Canada.
But none of them, were among the 3,000 assembled workers who made it to the show.
Things Greg – can we call you Greg? – can do are as follows (via D&T):
Individual stores will now have more control over their thermostats rather than having headquarters decide.
Associates will now be able to wear black and khaki denim.
Associates doing more physical work will be allowed to wear blue denim.
Walmart associates will wear new name tags that say “Our People Make A Difference” so that they never forget that they are, in fact, people.
Walmart associates will get more opportunities to socialize through a new rule in which they are required to greet and make eye contact with any customer within 10 feet of them.
Store associates and managers will be able to give suggestions to headquarters regarding what items their local Walmart sells based on their day-to-day interactions with any customers within 10 feet of them.
Modest cash incentives.
Who does not dream of ‘modest’ cash incentives, or pay as the workers call it?
Remember your Bar Mitzvah, the Banana Splits disco DJ cajoling grandma to ‘Get your knees up’ for the Birdie Dance, the mother belting out a rendition of Bonnie Tyler’s hit / anything by Bette Midler / Big Spender and the commemorative yamulkah in Spurs colours?
What about the oral sex?
In March, a Scottsdale, Ariozna Bar Mitzvah story hit the news cycle. A 33-year-old yoga instructor reportedly flashed her ‘Torah portions’ to the reception, invited boys to fondle her new box-fresh bosoms and then gave oral sex to a 15-year-old teenager.
Lindsey Radomski was not accused of Bar Mitzvah oneupmanship (in your face, Gary Fishman), rather of 21 felony charges related to sexual conduct with a minor, sex abuse and indecent exposure.
Now her lawyer, Jocquese Blackwell, she was the real victim. Blackwell says Radomski was slipped a vial of Flunitrazepam (Rohypnol).
Where we don’t know. Why, how and who have yet to be established.
Lord Greville Janner: a look at news on the Labour peer embroiled in allegations that he abused children. He maintains his innocence.
It’s been 46 days since the Crown Prosecution Sevice decided not to prosecute Lord Janner on gounds of his failing health.
We’ve seen the racism, heard Janner’s Commons Address, reviewed the iffy evidence, revisited Ernest Saunders, thrilled and shuddered to stories of alleged murder, piled in on DPP Alison Saunders, dug up Liberal Democrat councillor and convicted nonce Frank Beck – who worked for MI6 and children were bathed like dogs – saw links the Iraq war and fiddling expenses, been treated to the State-serving Goddard inquiry, spotted a Labour MP in Scotland, listened to lawyers for the alleged victims weep for justice, and watched the police focus on the dead.
The mainstream news stopped reporting on Westminster paedos for the General Election.
All we’ve had to go on is:
BBC – May 28: “Leicestershire Police is calling for a review of the Crown Prosecution Service’s (CPS) decision not to charge ex-Labour MP Lord Janner over child abuse allegations.”
Hurrah for the police! Sure, they might have ignored the alleged victims for decades, but they are now working at the vanguard of justice, nicking innocent people as they fly into Heathrow Airport and raiding homes as the cameras of the purified BBC role. Give them a call and you will be believed.
The BBC adds:
The force has sent a letter to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) who said Lord Janner, 86, would not face charges because of his dementia.The request is separate to a review that was granted under the CPS Victims’ Right to Review Scheme.
The CPS has 14 days to respond and the force said it “reserves its right to seek a judicial review of the decision”.
The allegations relate to residents in children’s homes in Leicestershire in the 1970s and 1980s.
Tick tock goes the copper’s pension clock.
On May 25, the Express had a photo of Janner looking every one of his 86 years walking in public:
A LABOUR peer who was ruled too ill to stand trial over allegations of child sexual abuse, has been spotted taking a stroll in London.
“Stroll”. Such a loaded term, suggestive of leaisure and insouciance. The man has dementia. He has not had the chance to clear his name in court. His innocence must be presumed.
The mainstream media never did expose any wrongdoing all those years ago. But now everyone is on the side of the angels. Everyone knows. The past is being beaten with sticks, stripped of knighthoods and peerages and buried.
Balls, of course. Rotherham, Rochdale and Blackpool teach us that. Find Charlene Downes. She should have a story to tell.
To Indiana, where the Religious Freedom Restoration Act means the First Church of Cannabis is tax free. Minister of Love and Grand Poobah Bill Levin says: “Somebody at the IRS loves us.”
On Facebook, Levin preaches to the planet:
Come share LOVE at our Church. Be a CANNABITERIAN!
LIVE – LOVE- LAUGH – LEARN – CREATE – GROW – TEACH
The Deity Dozen
“Practice these in your daily adventures in life, teach others to do the same”
1) Don’t be an asshole. Treat everyone with Love as an equal.
2) The day starts with your smile every morning. when you get up, wear it first.
3) Help others when you can. Not for money, but because it’s needed.
4) Treat your body as a temple. Do not poison it with poor quality foods and sodas.
5) Do not take advantage of people. Do not intentionally hurt anything.
6) Never start a fight… only finish them.
7) Grow food, raise animals get nature into your daily routine
8) Do not be a “troll” on the internet, respect others without name calling and being vulgarly aggressive.
9) Spend at least 10 mins a day just contemplating life in a quiet space.
10) when you see a bully… stop them by any means possible. Protect those who can not protect themselves.
11) Laugh often, share humor. Have fun in life, be positive.
12) Cannabis, “the Healing Plant” is our sacrament. It brings us closer to ourselves and others. It is our fountain of health, our love, curing us from illness and depression. We embrace it with our whole heart and spirit, individually and as a group.
Bill Levin – Minister of Love
and Grand Pooba of the Church
To snail mail your donation or membership fee’s, please use the P.O. Box below:
The First Church of Cannibis [sic]
6255 N. Carrollton Ave
P.O. Box 30012
Indianapolis, IN 45230
In short, you can bring your own weed and get high in Church on something other than hymns.
Spotter: Washington Times