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The Wall Street Journal thinks Egypt needs a General Pinochet

n this 1974 file photo, Chilean dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet speaks at an informal press conference in Santiago, Chile. Newly declassified U.S. documents indicate that Pinochet planned to use violence to annul the referendum that ended his brutal regime in 1988. The formerly secret documents posted by the independent U.S. National Security Archive on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 showed U.S. officials warning Chilean leaders against violence if Pinochet tried to use force to stay in power if people voted against eight more years of his rule. They also show U.S. officials and agencies backed the anti-Pinochet campaign portrayed in the Oscar-nominated film "No," even though the U.S. government also had tried to undermine the socialist government Pinochet had overthrown. (AP Photo, File)

THE Wall Street Journal thinks Egypt needs a General Pinochet

And this has predictably outraged just about everyone else:

Egyptians would be lucky if their new ruling generals turn out to be in the mold of Chile’s Augusto Pinochet,

Posted: 8th, July 2013 | In: Money, Politicians | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transparent Obama co-opts the librarians in a secret pact

HOW’S Obama’s dedication to transparency going? As he said:

My Administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government.  We will work together to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public participation,

Posted: 8th, July 2013 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Egypt deposes the Muslim Brotherhood: the best Anti-Obama banners

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LOOKS like the Arab Spring is over in Egypt. President Morsi has been toppled by the military. The Muslim Brotherhood must be a tad disappointed that a secular dictatorship is back in charge. Will they back any new Government?

Posted: 4th, July 2013 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


House of Lords proving good value with new £100k toilets

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WHAT do you think of the House of Lords and peers in general? Pointless aren’t they? Old gits with hairy noses all going on like they have even they vaguest idea what’s going on in the modern world and costing …

Posted: 2nd, July 2013 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Men of the People: when pasty-faced politicians who pretended to be just like the rest of us fail

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.

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The Old Pauline has had his fingers burned before of course, after he adopted a …

Posted: 28th, June 2013 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Photos: Barack and Michelle Obama look through the slave ‘Door of no Return’ on Goree Island, Senegal

IN photos: President Barack Obama looks out of the “door of no return” during a tour of Goree Island, Senegal. Goree Island is the site of the former slave house and embarkation point built by the Dutch in 1776, from …

Posted: 28th, June 2013 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The best 44 photos from the G8 Summit and golf tour 2013

THE G8 summit in Northern Ireland was a success. Hunger was ended. Bono, Mr G9, talked about fairness. Locals were unable to walk down roads and post letters. And The Obamas had another terrific family holiday.

Highlights of the Enniskillen …

Posted: 19th, June 2013 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Nigella Lawson sexism row: Nick Griffin is ‘nowhere near as attractive as he thinks he is’

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WITH the Celebrity Police Force investigating, Charles Saatchi tells one and all that the photos of him apparently holding his wife Nigella Lawson’s throat were part of a “playful’ tiff”.

He tells the Evening Standard:

“The pictures

Posted: 17th, June 2013 | In: Celebrities, Politicians | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


In photos: the many faces of acting David Cameron at the G8 Innovation Summit

DOES it help to be an actor if you want to be Prime Minister? At the G8 Innovation Summit chat in the Siemens Crystal Building, London, David Cameron was as keen as ever to show us that he is not …

Posted: 14th, June 2013 | In: Politicians | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Edward Snowden: the best views on the spook who grassed up Obama

Pro-democractic legislator Claudia Mo holds a copy of George Orwell's "Nineteen Eighty-Four" next to a picture of U.S. President Barack Obama and Edward Snowden during a news conference in Hong Kong Friday, June 14, 2013. Two lawmakers in Hong Kong said on Friday that they had written to U.S. President Obama to try to persuade him not to bring charges against the former US intelligence contractor Snowden. Snowden revealed last weekend he was the source of a major leak of top-secret information on NSA surveillance, saying he was uncovering wrongdoing. He spoke to reporters from an undisclosed location in the semiautonomous Chinese territory of Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

DOCUMENTS leaked by US techy spook Edward Snowden show us that the US government is able to access details of smartphone and internet activity under a scheme called Prism. The allegation is that the US intelligence agencies have an open

Posted: 14th, June 2013 | In: Key Posts, Politicians, Technology | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Julia Gillard quail menu: how a fake sexist bird and her gay lover flew around the world

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AUSTRALIAN Prime Minister Julia Gillard has recovered from the salamists sandwich tossers to be affronted by a whole menu of food. On the Reef & Beef menu at a Liberal party fundraiser held at the Richards and Richards restaurant on …

Posted: 13th, June 2013 | In: Politicians | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Photos: Northern Ireland’s panoramic Lough Erne Hotel gets ready for the G8 summit

A man walks past razor wire which has been laid in fields near the Lough Erne resort in County Fermanagh the venue for next weeks G8 Summit.

NOW that Northern Ireland is more peaceful place, it’s encouraging to see it being picked to host the laste G8 bunfight. The great and good (and look out for Mr G9 Bono in attendance) will mass at the Lough Erne …

Posted: 13th, June 2013 | In: News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Revealed: what Nick Griffin is doing in Syria and Lebanon

BNP leader Nick Griffin during a demonstration in Westminster in central London.

 

NICK GRiffin, the BNPs’ monocular head, is in the Middle East? He wants us all to guess why? Our guess was that he’d read his own placards and was only obeying orders:

 

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But KarlRemarks other ideas?

Is …

Posted: 13th, June 2013 | In: Politicians | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Job done: Nick Griffin wants ‘hate preachers’ out of Britain – BNP leader heads to Syria

NICK Griffin, the monocular BNP leader, does read his own placards, and has responded to his own demands. This hate preacher’s gone to Syria……

Posted: 11th, June 2013 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mexico elects cat as mayor

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MEXICO is a weird and wonderful country, but surely no-one could’ve ever expected that, within its borders, a cat would be elected to run for mayor.

Morris has been put forward as the citizens’ candidate for elections taking place on …

Posted: 7th, June 2013 | In: Politicians, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Press pack abandon Australian MP Scott Morrison to chase a bigger beast

YOU know you’re the proverbial dead donkey when you’re Liberal Australian MP Scott Morrison. Until Labor whip Joel Fitzgibbon passed by, Morrison had been holding court at the very centre of the Press pack.

One moment you’re news, the next …

Posted: 6th, June 2013 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hilarious and hypcritical highlights from Nick Clegg and James Caan’s Opening Doors social mobility plan

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and business entrepreneur James Caan meet teenagers aboard a bus travelling to several companies in London to discuss future career opportunities and how to get on the employment ladder, as part of the government's Opening Doors Awards in which companies are encouraged to help young people into work placements.

JAMES CAAN, star of BBC Dragon’s Den and would-be baby buyer is working as Nick Clegg’s “social mobility czar”. The pair hooked up to lunch an initiative called of Opening Doors. On page one of his manifesto, Clegg writes:

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Posted: 5th, June 2013 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Lord Hylton says through his beard that homosexuals and ‘poofs’ stole the word ‘gay’

LORD Hylton, a parliamentary crossbencher is upset that homosexuals “stole” the word gay. Says he to the House of Lords:

“I regret very much that the fine old English and French word ‘gay’ has, in my lifetime, been

Posted: 4th, June 2013 | In: Key Posts, Politicians | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


In photos: the changing face, hair and statues of Lenin

THEY erected statues to Vladimir Ilich Ulyanov Lenin, In all of them he looks aged and sporting a noble brow. But how do you remember the great leader? Is that image what he would have wanted?

 

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Posted: 3rd, June 2013 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Photos: BNP and Unite Against Fascism fight against hate in Westminster

IN a bid to remind us that the BNP still exists, around 100 supporters of the far-right group massed outside the Palace of Westminster to shout about their opposition to – irony of ironies – hate preachers. They wanted to …

Posted: 1st, June 2013 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Julia Gillard hit by Salamist sandwich tossers

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AUSTRALIAN Prime Minister Julia Gillard is the target for Salamist sandwich tossers. In early May, Amy Remeikis reported:

There was one student holding a handwritten “Kevin Rudd 2013” sign. There were a few more who spoke about Mr Rudd …

Posted: 1st, June 2013 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


George Galloway says ‘we’ are just like the barbaric Woolwich murderers

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THE murder in Woolwich has all the hallmarks of a religiously motivated attack. One of the two murderers said to camera:

We swear by the Almighty Allah we will never stop fighting you until you leave us alone. The

Posted: 23rd, May 2013 | In: News, Politicians | Comments (6) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Obama’s AP swoop ‘redefines investigative reporting as criminal behaviour’

Eugne Robinson on Obama and the seizure of AP journalists’ records:

The Obama administration has no business rummaging through journalists’ phone records, perusing their e-mails and tracking their movements in an attempt to keep them from gathering news. This heavy-handed

Posted: 21st, May 2013 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Man jailed for calling Robert Mugabe a dirty donkey – Animal Rights activists outraged

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LEADING foreign dictator Robert Mugabe – some say he’s the best in his field – has seen to it that a lecturer who called him  “a rotten old donkey” has been jailed for three months.

Chenjerai Pamhiri, 38, a lecturer

Posted: 20th, May 2013 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Can a person’s physical strength dictate their politics? Yes

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CAN a person’s muscles dictate their politics?

Men who are physically strong are more likely to take a right wing political stance, while weaker men are inclined to support the welfare state, according to a new study.

Researchers discovered

Posted: 18th, May 2013 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0