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The Arab-Muslim IDF Soldier With The ‘Long Live Israel’ Tattoo

Samal Ziyad (not his actual name) has a tattoo on his arm. It says ‘Long live the State of Israel’. Ziyad, who serves with the IDF’s Bedouin Trackers Unit, is an Arab and a Muslim. He is also a proud … READ ON

Posted: 26th, November 2015 | In: Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Times corrects The Sun story on British Muslims supporting ISIS

The Times has issued a clarification of a poll that was first reported in The Sun.

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The Times:

 

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Aside the glaring errors, the poll was, er, spot on.

 … READ ON

Posted: 26th, November 2015 | In: Reviews, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ursula Haverbeck gets prison for Holocaust denial: free speech under attack

haverbeckIf you believe in free speech, the idea that nothing should be censored, that nothing is unsayable, then you should defend Ursula Haverbeck’s right to liberty. Haverbeck, a far-right Nazi fan, has been convicted of sedition in a German court … READ ON

Posted: 26th, November 2015 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Newspapers only feature naked or hired women on front pages

A survey in January this year revealed that women do read newspapers.

 

 

But how do newspapers report on women?

These are today’s front pages:

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The only women on the front pages are either advertising trinkets or / … READ ON

Posted: 26th, November 2015 | In: Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Chelsea balls: Mourinho attacks Arsenal with praise

In “Why I don’t want Arsenal to go through”, the Mirror leads its posts coverage with the words of Chelsea’s manager Jose Mourinho.

 

Arsenal daily mirror

 

Reader can think of any number of reason why the manager of Chelsea wold prefer … READ ON

Posted: 26th, November 2015 | In: Arsenal, Chelsea, Reviews, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Japanese department store offers one ‘FUCKIN’ SALE’

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To Osaka, where the Gallerie store is holding a “Fuckin’ Sale”.

Update: it’s been changed.

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Spotter: Steven LevyJapan Subculture blog, Adrian ChenREAD ON

Posted: 25th, November 2015 | In: Reviews, The Consumer | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Anti-Semite Dieudonne becomes a martyr

Anti-Semetic, Jew-obsessed French comedian Dieudonne M’bala M’bala has been sentenced to two months in jail by a Belgian court for being an anti-Semite. A Belgian court says Dieudonne broke the law when he spoke at a show in Liege in … READ ON

Posted: 25th, November 2015 | In: Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arsenal balls: Petr Cech ran 4.6km against Dinamo Zagreb

Arsenal need to beat Olympiakos by two goals or score three and simply win to progress to the knockout phase of the Champions League.

Statistics in football can be tricky to comprehend. For instance, tonight BT produced numbers on every … READ ON

Posted: 24th, November 2015 | In: Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer balls: Arsenal send the stretchers for Lars Bender and William Carvalho

Will Arsenal buy a new player in the January transfer window? And will that player take out extra medical insurance? The BBC says Arsenal have “dossiers of holding midfielders” should they need to replace the injured Francois Coquelin.

The Daily READ ON

Posted: 24th, November 2015 | In: Arsenal, Reviews, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Silhan Ozcelik betrayed by justice, like all the Kurds

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Silhan Ozcelik is in a British prison. You might be outraged. You should be.

This is how the Islington Gazette headlines the story of the young woman who went to join the Kurds, the people fighting Asad and ISIS.… READ ON

Posted: 24th, November 2015 | In: Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United balls: the mounting injury crisis gets better fast

Ahead of Manchester United’s Champion’s League tie with PSV, the Independent has news:

Champions League: Manchester United’s injury woes continue to mount for PSV visit

United fans will see that headline. Worry. And click.

They will arrive at the Indy’sREAD ON

Posted: 24th, November 2015 | In: manchester united, Reviews, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ronaldo 99% certain to join Manchester United (and 100% certain not to)

The Independent is so independent of thought its writers contradict each other freely. Sometimes they ever contradict themselves in the space of a few minutes. Today the paper has NINE stories on Real Madrid footballer Cristiano Ronaldo.

David Ward writes:… READ ON

Posted: 24th, November 2015 | In: manchester united, Reviews, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Aston Villa: Jack Grealish in hippy horror night out

aston villa jackAston Villa footballer Jack Grealish went out and enjoyed himself his Aston Villa side lost 4-0 to Everton. This leads the Daily Mail’s sports news.

The facts in David Kent’s report are damning:

FACT:

The midfielder is then believed to

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Posted: 24th, November 2015 | In: Reviews, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Clock Boy Ahmed Mohamed wants $15m for ‘trauma’, lives in Qatar

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You will remember Clock Boy, one Ahmed Mohamed. He was arrested after teachers at his Texas school thought the homemade clock he’d brought to class looked like a bomb.

Ahmed and his family have been living in the enlightened … READ ON

Posted: 24th, November 2015 | In: Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United balls: Wayne Rooney is off to play in China?

china wayne rooneyIf this were the 1970s, and we were Benny Hill, we would describe the Sun’s back page exclusive that the Chinese are wooing Wayne Rooney as looney.

As it is the Sun says “Utd fear a takeaway”.

Cue jokes about … READ ON

Posted: 23rd, November 2015 | In: manchester united, Reviews, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Yodel delivery driver leaves package on top of customer’s roof

Ever use a ladder to retrieve a package?

YodelOnline Suprised your delivery driver decided to throw the package on the roof? Any reason why?

 

YodelOnline Suprised your delivery driver decided to throw the package on the roof? Any reason why? READ ON

Posted: 23rd, November 2015 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer balls: Ronaldo to Manchester United and Benitez to Coventry

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Trouble at Real Madrid. One bruising defeat to Barcelona and Cristiano Ronaldo, 30, says of manager Rafael Benitez: “Either he goes, or I go.” And that means Ronaldo is off to play for Manchester United.

Well, so reports the … READ ON

Posted: 23rd, November 2015 | In: manchester united, Reviews, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer balls: Manchester United get Gareth Bale, Ronaldo and Benitez

bale ballsIn “GALACTIGO”, the Daily Express says Manchester United are poised to sign Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale. If Real Madrid sell their players, if Manchester United have the money to sign then, if the players want to leave and play … READ ON

Posted: 23rd, November 2015 | In: manchester united, Reviews, Sports, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Radio France changes pro-migrant headline after Paris massacre

Hindsight at wok in the French media, where the website of State-owned Radio France has rewritten its opinion on terrorism and migration.

The original headline on the September 14 story ran: “Refugees: the fantasy of terrorist infiltration.”

 

 

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 … READ ON

Posted: 23rd, November 2015 | In: Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Panic: Europe runs out of Jews to murder and Prince Charles explains all

Belgium justice minister, Koen Greens, has discovered a problem: allowing terrorists take out frustration on Jews is ok until you run out of Jews. He says:

“It’s no longer synagogues or the Jewish museums or police stations, it’s mass gatherings

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Posted: 23rd, November 2015 | In: Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Biased BBC: Murdering Jews in Israel is never ‘terror’

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Rabbi Aharon Yesayev, 32, from Tel Aviv, Reuven Aviram, 51, from Ramle, Ezra Schwartz, 18, of Sharon, Massachusetts, Yaakov Don, 49, from Alon Shvut, and Shadi Arafa, 40, from Hebron have been murdered in Israel.

How did the BBC report … READ ON

Posted: 22nd, November 2015 | In: Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mr Phuc Dat Bich ‘banned from Facebook’

An exasperated Vietnamese-Australian man has shared a photo of his passport to prove his name really is Phuc Dat Bich after he was banned from Facebook several times.

 

 

Mr Phuc Dat Bich, 23, says “nobody seems to believe … READ ON

Posted: 22nd, November 2015 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Police swoop on man with ‘armed’ sandwich

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To Stevenage railway station, Hertfordshire. It’s 4.40pm on Thursday afternoon. Police are responding to an urgent call: someone has seen a man with a gun.

Armed police have located the man, who is searched and found to be … READ ON

Posted: 22nd, November 2015 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer balls: Liverpool have £42m for Aubameyang, Chelsea offer £20m, Arsenal release Reus

 

Transfer balls: News is that Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp is on course to reunite with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, the  Borussia Dortmund striker who has scored a mere 19 goals in 16 appearances so far this season.

The Guardian says Arsenal … READ ON

Posted: 22nd, November 2015 | In: Chelsea, Liverpool, Reviews, Sports, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Is Cher Dead?

On December 2014, Cher had three months to live, reported the National Enquirer.

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Seven months later Cher was dead.

 

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Cher is not dead.

 

 … READ ON

Posted: 21st, November 2015 | In: Celebrities, National Enquirer, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0