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Abortion ban: Alabama gets in line with Northern Ireland

Alabama is looking to restrict abortions. A new State bill calls for a ban on abortion in cases of rape or incest. Georgia’s HB481 (Living Infants Fairness and Equality Act) … (read more)

Posted: 24th, July 2019 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


The Green Shirts are back and they want your unborn children

Have you signed up to the BirthStrike movement, the brainchild of Blythe Pepino? The premise is simple: you’ll have no children. The Chinese policy of no more than one child … (read more)

Posted: 24th, July 2019 | In: News | Comment


Nick lied and lied and lied – biased police and desperate MPs believed every word as ‘credible and true’

Was it political? Daily Telegraph goes large on ‘Nick’

They got him in the end. No, not the VIP paedophile killing children for kicks. They got the whistleblower, the man known … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, July 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians, Tabloids | Comment


Transfer balls: Bale sale kickstarts Pogba leaving Manchester United and Spurs getting Lo Celso

Gareth Bale’s people say Real Madrid have disrespected their cash cow. Chinese clubs Beijing Guoan, Jiangsu Suning and Shanghai Shenhua say Bale would get private jets full of respect … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, July 2019 | In: manchester united, Sports, Spurs | Comment


Arsenal Transfer News: Zaha for £65m plus one Jenkinson and a sexy car

Crystal Palace think Wilfried Zaha is worth £80m? Is he? Arsenal think he’s worth £55m plus £10m in add ons should they win the league (10-1) or Mustafi mishit a … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, July 2019 | In: Arsenal, manchester united, Sports | Comment


Teenagers on the Moon : a great diary entry from 1969

Spotter: @aflashbak
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Posted: 22nd, July 2019 | In: News | Comment


Arsenal balls: terrible captain Laurent Koscielny agrees to play for Rennes

So farewell, Laurent Koscielny, the most mute Arsenal captain in recent decades. A fine player – one who in his pomp who could claim to be world class. But he … (read more)

Posted: 21st, July 2019 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment


‘Destination Moon’: The best timed TV shot ever

In 1978, James Burke (born 22 December 1936) timed his piece to camera to perfection. The rocket was primed. Burke, presenter on the BBC’s Connections talked the viewers down:

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Posted: 21st, July 2019 | In: Key Posts, Technology, TV & Radio | Comment


Big Brother saves Yu Weifeng: China’s one-child policy and the stolen boy reunited with his family

How easy is it to steal a human being in China? No, not for the overarching state to take children from loving families for re-education – which is a doddle … (read more)

Posted: 21st, July 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Technology | Comment


Gazing at the face of the sun : a NASA video

We’re looking at the moon. It’s 50 years ago since humans first trod on the lunar surface. NASA which reveals the Sun’s surface in a way never before seen.

This … (read more)

Posted: 19th, July 2019 | In: Key Posts, Technology | Comment


Watch the entire descent : the Apollo 11 Lunar Module lands on the moon

Thanks to Apollo Flight Journal, we can see the complete descent of the Apollo 11 lunar module’s descent on July 20, 1969.

The video combines data from the onboard computer for … (read more)

Posted: 19th, July 2019 | In: Key Posts, Technology | Comment


Transfer balls: £60m is more than £65m as Spurs beat Manchester United to Giovani Lo Celso

Transfer Balls hears the rumours that Spurs want to sign Real Betis midfielder Giovani Lo Celso. The tabloids are confused as to his value and what Spurs are willing to … (read more)

Posted: 19th, July 2019 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports, Spurs | Comment


Transfer balls: Zaha to Everton clickbait or slowly to Arsenal

The Liverpool Echo says there is an increased chance of Wilf Zaha joining Everton. There is also an increased chance of Zaha joining Wrexham or your local pub side. The … (read more)

Posted: 19th, July 2019 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment


Transfer Balls: The Arsenal ‘ace’ to replace Aaron Wan-Bissaka might be a joker

‘ACE’

Transfer Balls likes to spot clickbait – and the Daily Star’s news that an Arsenal “ace” is to replace Aaron Wan-Bissaka at Crystal Palace is a cracker. Wan-Bissaka is now … (read more)

Posted: 18th, July 2019 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment


Aldrin and Armstrong: what it’s like being one of moon walkers’ children

Fifty years ago Buzz Aldrin’s son, Andy Aldrin, watched on television in Houston, Texas, as his father stepped onto the moon. So what does you dad do, Andy?

“Mostly, I … (read more)

Posted: 18th, July 2019 | In: News | Comment


Spurs balls: Kieran Tripper thanks San Antonio Spurs for making it all possible

Spurs defender Kieran Tripper hailed his transfer to the Atletico Madrid bench by thanking Spurs for making it all possible – that’s NBA team San Antonio Spurs. On Instagram, San … (read more)

Posted: 18th, July 2019 | In: Sports, Spurs | Comment


Transfer balls: Matthijs De Ligt joins Juventus but ‘agreed’ terms with PSG and Manchester United

Dutch defender Matthijs De Ligt has joined Juventus from Ajax for £67.5m. That must come as something of a shock to Manchester United and PSG fans because on July … (read more)

Posted: 18th, July 2019 | In: Back pages, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Met policeman bought porn whilst guarding dead child

Things to do whilst waiting for the undertaker to arrive No. 341: buy porn. Met Police officer Avi Maharaj chose that option as he guarded the south London home of … (read more)

Posted: 18th, July 2019 | In: News | Comment


Transfer Balls: Arsenal sign William Saliba, Everton medical, Cabellos close and Zaha is for sale

The Sun says the deal is done: William Saliba has joined Arsenal. But he won’t kiss the badge until 2020. The Gunners have paid £27m for the 18-year-old and allowed … (read more)

Posted: 18th, July 2019 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment


Arsenal balls: Josh Kroenke knows talk is cheap

Can it be true? Arsenal manger Unai Emery says Arsenal are trying to sign some “very big, very expensive players” this summer. “Our target is to achieve three or four … (read more)

Posted: 17th, July 2019 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment


Moped prang gives man nine-day erection

The 35-year-old British man was riding a moped when he crashed. Injuries to his genitals caused a ‘Grade IV’ erection that lasted for nine days – who knew these things … (read more)

Posted: 17th, July 2019 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True | Comment


Annette Messager turned dead sparrows into art

In 1971, Annette Messager was invited to participate in a show at Galerie Germain in Paris. She should come up with something to do with wool. She made a lamb’s … (read more)

Posted: 17th, July 2019 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment


Animated green screen tattoos

Tattoo artist Lee Rowlett uses green screen tattoos that let you play videos on your skin. Look out for them on every celebrity and footballer who wants to secure a … (read more)

Posted: 17th, July 2019 | In: Fashion, Technology, The Consumer | Comment


Transfer Balls: Bale ‘agrees’ Manchester United terms and ‘agrees’ Spurs return; plays for Real Madrid

The latest transfer balls has Spurs buying Gareth Bale from Real Madrid for £55m and somehow managing to finance his £600,000-a-week wages. The 30-year-old player’s agent declined to go on … (read more)

Posted: 16th, July 2019 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports, Spurs | Comment


Where is Jeffrey Epstein’s fake passport?

Jeffrey Epstein, the well-connected registered sex offender allegedly kept a fake passport in his safe.

Federal prosecutors say a search of Jeffrey Epstein’s home safe turned up a bogus passport that listed … (read more)

Posted: 16th, July 2019 | In: News | Comment