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Lord Janner scandal day 58: Michael Jackson’s letter of the law

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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 58 days since the Crown Prosecution Sevice decided not to prosecute Lord Janner on gounds of his failing health.

With no actual news to report, we make do with a tenuous link between Janner and Michael Jackson. In keeping with the story of Westminster peados, like most of the people implicated, Jackson is dead. And he never read the letter Janner wrote him.

The Leicester Mercury takes up the tale:

Greville Janner wrote to superstar Michael Jackson congratulating him on being cleared of child sex charges… The Labour peer and former Leicester West MP wrote the letter shortly after the singer was cleared by an American jury of molesting a 13-year-old.

A number of national newspapers reported at the weekend that Lord Janner wrote to Jackson, who died aged 50 in 2009, on personalised House of Lords paper in 2005.

He is said to have passed the letter to former child actor Mark Lester and asked him to give it to Jackson.

What he wrote was:

“I was so very pleased at the news of your acquittal. What a terrible time you have endured. You know how much I enjoyed and appreciated meeting you at the Universal Studios and in the UK – and especially on that wonderful day in Parliament and the journey to Exeter. So I send you my very best wishes – and hope you will return to London before long and that I should have the pleasure of seeing you once again before long.”

In June 2002 Janner gave Jackson, spoon-bender Uri Geller and US magician David Blaine a tour of the Houses of Parliament. Lester is chiefly famous for having played Oliver Twist in the 1968 film.

Says Mr Lester:

“Janner knew I was friends with Michael. He gave me the letter and asked me to give it to him. I stuffed it in my pocket and never got round to it. I stumbled across it while clearing my house. What he said was inappropriate.”

If there was ever word that sums up this decade it is ‘inappropriate’. Why is it inappropriate for Janner to have to written to the then world’s biggest star? I mean, did you see Jackson’s fans back then?

 

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Najh Ali speaks to some forty Michael Jackson fans who converged on the Santa Barbara Courthouse to show their support for Jackson January 15, 2004 in Santa Barbara, California.

Najh Ali speaks to some forty Michael Jackson fans who converged on the Santa Barbara Courthouse to show their support for Jackson January 15, 2004 in Santa Barbara, California.

Hundreds of Michael Jackson fans converged on Neverland Ranch for a candlelight vigil in support of Jackson January 15, 2004 in Santa Ynez, California

Hundreds of Michael Jackson fans converged on Neverland Ranch for a candlelight vigil in support of Jackson January 15, 2004 in Santa Ynez, California

Michael Jackson supporter, Olivia Baker, 20, of San Diego, holds a sign outside the courthouse at Michael Jackson's preliminary hearing on February 13, 2004 in Santa Barbara, California.

Michael Jackson supporter, Olivia Baker, 20, of San Diego, holds a sign outside the courthouse at Michael Jackson’s preliminary hearing on February 13, 2004 in Santa Barbara, California.

Michael Jackson fan, Bianca Martinez, eight-months-old, drinks from her baby bottle as she wears a hat with the message 'Innocent Like Me' while sitting in her stroller outside the Santa Barbara County Courthouse at the Michael Jackson child molestation trial June 9, 2005 in Santa Maria, California. Jackson is charged in a 10-count indictment with molesting a boy, plying him with liquor and conspiring to commit child abduction, false imprisonment and extortion.

Michael Jackson fan, Bianca Martinez, eight-months-old, drinks from her baby bottle as she wears a hat with the message ‘Innocent Like Me’ while sitting in her stroller outside the Santa Barbara County Courthouse at the Michael Jackson child molestation trial June 9, 2005 in Santa Maria, California. Jackson is charged in a 10-count indictment with molesting a boy, plying him with liquor and conspiring to commit child abduction, false imprisonment and extortion.

 

Michael Jackson fan Sean Paterson

Michael Jackson fan Sean Paterson

Michael Jackson fan Seany O'Kane displays a message of support

Michael Jackson fan Seany O’Kane displays a message of support

 

There were a few naysayers:

 

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And it was huge news.

 

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But Lester is agog not that Jackson was given a tour of Westminster, but that Janner wrote him a letter:

“Michael Jackson was hounded for much of his life over these allegations and was then found not guilty. No one should congratulate Michael on being cleared let alone a QC and peer. It’s as if he’s saying, ‘Well done, you got away with it’.”

No. It isn’t. Jackson was found not guilty. Janner said it must have been a burden. He never once said ‘Nice one, you got away with it.’

The story of Westminster peadophiles has taken on a life of its own. The alleged abuse is said to have occured over years. This longevity suggests a culture of denial and, to some, a conspiracy of depraved men working together to maintain a secret. But facts are now so thin we get stories of a Wacko Jacko fan letter being passed off as news. In place of evidence of child rape in the shadow of power, we get news of ‘inappropriate’ words. ‘Innocent until proven innocent’, says one of the pro-Jackson banners. To which we would add a new one: ‘Guilty when dead.’

Such are the facts.

 

 

 

Posted: 15th, June 2015 | In: Key Posts, Politicians, Reviews | Comment


Thomas Evans is dead: British Muslim convert killed in Somalia

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Thomas Evans left his home in High Wycombe to fight with al-Shabaab. The Times says he’s dead, killed in Kenya as the Islamists attacked an army base.

His mother Sally told The Sunday Times in 2014:

“I would rather have Thomas alive behind bars than dead in the middle of nowhere, because he wouldn’t just die innocently but die doing something he shouldn’t be doing. And if he took other lives, how do you live with this? If he was a suicide bomber, how would I live with that?”

Thomas became a Muslim at age 19 after breaking up with his girlfriend.

In 2011, he went to learn Arabic in Cairo. Well, so he said. In truth, he made his way to Somalia, to wage holy war, get women who don’t dump him and become a hero.

He called his mum in 2012.

Mrs Evans: “What are you going to do? Are you going to be a suicide bomber?”
Thomas Evans: “If asked, I would, Inshallah [God willing].”
ME: “Will I see you again?”
TE: “No.”

But she wanted to.

“I wish [the security services] had a magic wand to bring him back,” she said. “I think of their parents and think of how they feel … It’s all about the sons and what they’ve done, but what about the family that they have come from? That is the thing, there is no help for the families.”

And that brings us to another dead British jihadi, Talha Asmal, 17, from Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, who travelled with a friend to Iraq in April. He became a suicide bomber and a murderer when he was part of an Islamic State group that killed 11 people and themselves.

Asmal’s family say their boy was groomed online. The nutjobs preyed on his “innocence and vulnerability”.  They say he was a “caring and affable teenager” until others corrupted him. His family say: “If the press reports are accurate he was ordered to his death by so-called Isis handlers and leaders too cowardly to  do  their  own  ‘dirty’   work.”

 

He wasn’t alone. In April Asmal and his neighbour Hassan Munshi, also 17, travelled to eastern Turkey before crossing the Syrian border. Munshi’s brother Hammaad became Britain’s youngest convicted terrorist, was 15 when he was arrested “by counterterrorism police in 2006 and later found guilty over his role in a plot to murder non-Muslims.”

Now, about those mysterious online predators.

The BBC:

Number 10 says the government wanted to work with social media firms to stop young people being targeted…

Another West Yorkshire teenager, Hasib Hussein, was 18 when he blew himself up on a London bus in the 7 July 2005 attacks.

A pupil who attended the same school as Asmal has told the BBC that he believes the sixth former was persuaded to join Islamic State by someone within the community.

Who?

 

Posted: 15th, June 2015 | In: Reviews | Comment (1)


World Cup Balls: Oliver Holt fails his own test for misogynists and the fools

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“Why are so many trying to belittle the women’s game?” asks Oliver Holt in the Daily Mail. Holt is on the side of the righteous in his look at the FIFA Women’s World Cup (not boycoted by anyone).

The misogynists and the fools came crashing through England’s hedgerows like a herd of T-rex that hadn’t been fed for a while. Some of the reaction to the start of a football tournament eagerly awaited by so many was sad, ignorant, arrogant and really rather stupid.

Like all tournament sport, the play is mixed: some games are decent; some dire. But Holt is keen to make a point that comparing the men’s game with the women’s is irrelevant and dumb.

Those of us with daughters, what should we do? Tell our kids not to take up football because they’ll never kick it as far as boys? Tell them never to play tennis because they’ll never serve as fast as boys? Tell them not to try athletics because they’ll never run as quickly as boys? Don’t insult us with that kind of garbage.

Holt will not compare the sexes. He will take each game and play on its individual merits. Right. Er, wrong because after reminding us how good Serena Williams is at tennis, he says:

I sat in a sports bar packed with football fans in Moncton on Thursday night, watching China vs Holland, then Ivory Coast vs Thailand, then Canada vs New Zealand and each one had thrilling moments. The 30-yard pass that led to China’s injury-time winner? Let’s just say Steven Gerrard would have been proud of it.

 

Steven Gerrard is a man.

Such are the facts.

Posted: 15th, June 2015 | In: Reviews, Sports | Comment


Stoke’s WaterWorld: Muslims, naturists and the EDL seek thrills at the Great British waterpark

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The Sunday Express has news on Muslims in the UK:

UK waterpark bans bikinis and orders visitors to wear ‘Islamically appropriate’ clothes

Scott Campbell reports:

A BRITISH waterpark has sparked fury by banning bikinis and ordering visitors to cover up in “Islamically appropriate” clothing.

No. Not in the Great British waterpark! Not the Great British bikini! No wonder there is “fury”.

WaterWorld in Stoke-on-Trent plans to black out windows and provide a prayer room during a women-only night aimed at Muslims. Only female lifeguards will patrol the park during the event, which has triggered a flood of complaints.

Who complained?

Staff will also “guard” the front entrance to “make sure that no males enter the facility”.

Female guards, we hope.

The Express cuts through the fury and speaks with the sober Conservative MP Philip Hollobone:

“I imagine there would be a lot of outrage if the boot was on the other foot and swimmers were told they had to dress appropriately in respect of Christians. I don’t see how this is different.”

If he can’t see the difference then Phil’s monochrome imagination is not worth investigating further.

The Express adds:

One invitation to the “Sisters Only Funday” advises attendees to cover their “awrah” (nudity) by wearing full-length jogging bottoms and a dark-coloured t-shirt.

We don’t get to see that invite in the Express. It’s not on the WaterWorld website. It appears to be a personal recommendation by a blogger, which you can read here.

Dress Code Please ensure that your Awrah is covered at all times. Below are a few suggestions on what you can wear: Top Long Loose T-Shirt/Top. Bottoms Leggings 3 Quarter/Full Length Jogging Bottoms. We would also suggest wearing a leotard under the T-shirt or belt over it as it is likely to float up when you enter the water. A dark coloured T-shirt is recommended as white can become transparent when wet. Swimming water contains chlorine that does discolour certain materials, so do not wear anything too valuable.

In the Express we do hear from WaterWorld owner Mo Chaudry, who says:

“We feel we’ve been victimised for offering something that we feel there is a demand for.”

That line also features in yesterday’s Stoke Sentinel, although over there the quote is much fuller:

The EDL has branded the event as ‘oppressive’ and plan to protest on August 1. But WaterWorld owner Mo Chaudry said he believed there was a gap in the market for such an event, which also allows in boys aged up to four.

He said all women, irrespective of faith or ethnicity, are welcome to attend and wear normal swimming costumes. But clothing must adhere to health and safety rules, and anyone wearing loose outfits or T-shirts would not be allowed on the rides.

He added: “I’m astonished that we have been targeted . We feel we’ve been victimised for offering something that we feel there is a demand for. This is no different to a ladies-only gym. It’s cheap, political manoeuvring. The event will go ahead. The only thing that would prevent it is a lack of demand. We’re not going to be bullied.”

We looked at the flyer:

 

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Mention of “Islamic appropriate clothing” on the venue’s website: none. Perhaps it was removed?

And do take good note of that date thrill-seekers because WaterWorld hosts a Naturist Night and confusing the dates could lead to problems.

But what really caused fury at Anorak Towers is the line: “Admission price is payable upon entry at a price of £13.49 per person or £10.49 for under 1.1m tall.”

That’s tallist! We march at dawn…

 

Posted: 14th, June 2015 | In: Reviews | Comment


Lord Janner scandal day 57: an alleged victim tells of blood in Westminster

ouses of Parliament, St Stephen's Crypt - Watercolour by Edward M. Barry c.1863 (WOA 1601)

ouses of Parliament, St Stephen’s Crypt – Watercolour by Edward M. Barry c.1863 (WOA 1601)

 

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 57 days since the Crown Prosecution Sevice decided not to prosecute Lord Janner on gounds of his failing health.

The Sunday Express has news:

Lord Greville Janner should NOT be saved from trial, says alleged assault victim

But can he be accused in the media? Yes.

We meet Mr Paul Miller. No 53, Mr Miller was 9 when he was in the Chapel of St Mary Undercroft in the Palace of Westminster. A pupil at Braunstone Frith primary school in Leicester, Miller was living in care when he became one of eight children “specially chosen by local MP Janner to visit London in 1969. He lived in care at the time at the Tatlow Road children’s home.”

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Posted: 14th, June 2015 | In: Reviews | Comment


Magical Jews stole my shoe: Asghar Bukhari of the Muslim Public Affairs Committee is hopping mad

A loveable brogue

A loveable brogue

 

 

Today in ‘The Jews Did It’ Asghar Bukhari, founding member of the Muslim Public Affairs Committee UK (MPAC UK), says Jews stole a shoe from his home. He went to find his shoe and there it was. Gone!

He writes on Facebook:

 

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Posted: 14th, June 2015 | In: Reviews | Comment


Meat Is Red Rum: town takes record for world’s biggest horsemeat helicopter

 

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To the Russian town of Kumertau, where the world’s biggest helicopter model made from horsemeat is on display. The horsemeat chopper celebrates the towns’ anniversary and the local helicopter factory.

Horsemeat seller Liliya Amineva explains:

“Today’s helicopter is made of horsemeat. Our company produces horsemeat sausages. And the helicopter is made exclusively of our products made from organic meat grown in our region.”

The horsemeat helicopter is over 3.5m long, about 1.8m high and weighs over 120kg.

Meat is Red Rum, as they say in Russia.

 


YouTube link.

 

Posted: 14th, June 2015 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment


Manchester City’s Yaya Toure and Sandra Ntonya in Sainsbury’s sex shocker

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Manchester City’s Yaya Toure is the subject of the Sun’s story that he has been allegedly seeing a “£140-an-hour hooker”. The story begins with this tremedous line:

Sandra Ntonya, 34, told last night how she exchanged a string of texts with Man City star’s mobile to meet near a Sainsbury’s car park.

Product placement is everything. You can imagine the Sainsbury’s marketing team working out how to milk claims that a £200,000-a-week footballer knows the way to their shop.

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Posted: 14th, June 2015 | In: Manchester City, Reviews, Sports | Comment


Wonderful photos of fleeing Syrian women throwing off their Islamic State burqas

As they arrive in Kuridsh-controlled territory, women fleeing Islamic Stateare are tossing off their buqas.

 

Spotter: Jack Shahine

 

Posted: 13th, June 2015 | In: Reviews | Comment


Naked earthquake maker Eleanor Hawkins heads home

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Naked earthquake maker Eleanor Hawkins, 23, is on her way back home. Having endured a three-day prison sentence for outraging public decency, Hawkins is free to begin her life on the British media treadmill.

“I am totally remorseful for my actions,” her lawyer quotes her as saying. “The conditions under remand were tough and I do not want to be in this position again.”

Hawkins was, of course, one of ten backpackers who got naked atop Malaysia’s highest peak, Mt Kinabalu. Their actions were linked to a July 5 earthquake that killed 18 climbers, including six children.

No naked Westerners have been held responsible for the fate of Flight MH370. But give it time…

Posted: 12th, June 2015 | In: Reviews | Comment


Rachel Dolezal: Godfrey Elfwick strikes again as fake tan dupes whites into thinking you’re black

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She was black on the outside and white on the inside. Black community leader Rachel Dolezal has been exposed as a white woman with a stick on Afro and a spray tan:

Rachel Dolezal, who heads Spokane’s National Association for the Advancement of Colored People chapter and teaches Africana studies at Eastern Washington University, refused to directly answers any questions about her alleged racial ruse after it was reported.

A KXLY reporter bluntly asked her, “Are you African-American?”

After a stunned pause, she replied: “I don’t understand the question.”

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Posted: 12th, June 2015 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment


10 strippers arested for using their sex apepal to maximise their income

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Lapdancers are being watched. Police in Seminole County, Florida, have arrested 10 lapdancers at Rachel’s Men’s Club. The Orlando Sentinel says the ten are accused of breaking the local county’s “straddle-dance” law that forbids physical contact between dancer and punter.

No contact when you’re grinding your body close to a randy man in a darkened club is no easy thing to maintain. In addition, one of the ten is accused of “solicitation of alcohol” for the crime of asking an adult policeman to buy her and another lady drinks.

Another women allegedly told a policeman “she would ‘party’ with him for $350 an hour”.

The whole thing is pathetic. These women are being criminalised for using their sex appeal to maximise their earnings in a strip club.

Next week Florida police check to see if bears really do poop in the woods.

 

Spotter: Orlando Sentinel, via D&T

Posted: 12th, June 2015 | In: Reviews | Comment


Legal brothel offers free sex in tax protest: golfers and other masochists offer to pay

Pasha and staff

Pascha and staff

 

To  Salzburg, Austria, where brothel keeper Hermann ‘Pascha’ Müller, owner of the licensed Pascha brothel, vows to no longer be “the tax office’s pimp”. So Müller is offering free sex at his houses of ill repute. He is, however, paying the prostitutes’ usual hourly rate “out of his own pocket”.

“In the last decade I have paid taxes of almost €5 million,” says Müller said. “The problem is, the tax office wants more and more, and they are not cracking down on illegal street and apartment prostitution.”

We wonder why Pascha doesn’t enlarge his BDSM business and invite masochists to pay his pax bill for him? After all, he’s already appealing to the every kind of pervert – including golfers:

 

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Posted: 12th, June 2015 | In: Money, Reviews | Comment


Mother guilty of leaving children in hot car leaves children in hot car outside court

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To Henrico, Virginia, where Laquanda Newby, 25, is at the Henrico County Courthouse. She admits to having left a child in a hot car.

When Newby turned herself in, police said she again left children in her car. Deputies could not say how long the two children were inside the car, but surveillance video showed it was more than an hour. The car’s windows were closed and the car keys were left on the floorboard, police said. Temperatures hit the 90s on Monday.

Henrico Sheriff’s Capt. David Kinkle said: “Their shirts were wet, sweat rolling off their brows. They seemed to be okay, but it was very hot.”

 

Mum was taken to a room with open windows, albeit with bars over them.

Posted: 12th, June 2015 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment


Free Speech: Linda Jones trial makes a mockery of hate crime

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Linda Jones, 65, of St Albans, has been found guilty of a religiously-aggravated hate crime. Jones, who had no previous, is now the owner of a 12 month community order and six week curfew following an altercation in Watford on April 17, 2014.

The Herts Advertiser reports:

Judge Pilling found Jones, who had no previous convictions, guilty of a religiously-aggravated Section 4A public order offence last month, after she called two Muslim men “terrorists with guns in their pockets”.

During the Jewish holiday of Passover last year, Jones and other members of the Beit Nitzachon congregation were manning a council-approved literature table in Watford town centre.

The table was draped with the national flags of Britain and Israel and carried Messianic Jewish literature.

Hamza Shah, 21, and Haroon Munir, 24, came over and began to talk about Israel – they are not in favour of the country.

After several minutes Hamza Shah led Haroon Munir away from the argument, during which Jones was found to have made the racist comment.

Richard Cavarth reports on the courtroom exchange, in which District Judge Annabel Pilling refers to Israel as the ‘Holy Land’. Words matter. Judge Pilling has made a conscious choice. The country whose flag was being objected to is called Israel. The case also featured Jones being asked under cross-examination by prosecutor for the CPS, barrister Alan Burdis-Smith: “Was that [the Israel flag] there to wind up Muslims?”

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Posted: 12th, June 2015 | In: Reviews | Comment


Man with first penile transplant gets lover pregnant

The 21-year-old South African who became the recipient of the world’s first penile transplant is to become a father – at age 18 he was let with just 1cm of his penis after a circumcision. The “transplant worked” says Andre van der Merwe, the surgeon who helped perform the nine-hour transplant at Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Hospital.

Dr Van der Merwe tells the BBC:

“This is what we intended, that he should be able to stand up and be able to urinate and have intercourse, so it is a milestone for him.”

The jokes write themselves. But they would pale against the human ingenuity, which really is incredible.

 

Posted: 11th, June 2015 | In: Reviews | Comment


Bud And Breakfast: Colorado opens holiday park for stoners who like to be organised

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Stoners can now hang out together in a cannabis-themed holiday park in Colorado. It sounds as awful as any place where enthusiasts meet.

CannaCamp is a 170-acre slice of heaven, where recreational marijuana and our Colorado mountain resort combine to create an unprecedented opportunity for cannabis users to experience the outdoors in a safe, comfortable, and social environment. Our all-inclusive rates include luxurious accommodations in one of our nine well-appointed cabins, decadent dining throughout the day, beautiful surroundings in the heart of nature, and an incredible wealth of free activities that highlight adventure, wellness, and cannabis.

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Posted: 11th, June 2015 | In: Reviews, The Consumer | Comment


Transfer Balls: Higuain loves Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United and topless Chiara, if she’d let him (photos)

Transfer Balls: The Daily Express’ Ben Jefferson tells us “The REAL reason Gonzalo Higuain wants Arsenal, Chelsea or Man Utd move”.

Higuain plays for Napoli. Sun readers think he plays for Arsenal – the Sun declared that Arsenal bought the player for £23m in 2013. You might suppose the “real” reason Higuain wants to play for Arsenal, Chelsea or Manchester United is because:

a) He loves all three clubs with all this heart

b) He can earn a fortune

c) They are the only three Premier League clubs he’s heard of

d) He thinks Manchester is in London

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Posted: 11th, June 2015 | In: Arsenal, manchester united, Reviews, Sports | Comment


Eleanor Hawkins nude photos: backpacker says she was ‘stupid’ on Mount Kinabalu

Mountain Kinabalu, Borneo Island

Mountain Kinabalu, Borneo Island

 

Eleanor Hawkins, 23, says getting naked with nine others on Malaysia’s Mount Kinabalu was “stupid and disrespectful”. Her father, Timothy Hawkins, says she “is very sorry for the offence that she has caused”.

 

A British woman arrested for allegedly posing naked on Malaysia's Mount Kinabalu has admitted she was "stupid and disrespectful", her father says.

 

She has denied accusations that any of the group urinated on the mountain. The mountain stands at over 13,000 feet. Are there public toilets or just private drinks bottles?

He tells the Guardian:

“I have got every faith in [Malaysia’s] judicial system. I just hope they don’t make an example of them.”

Too late:

 

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Posted: 11th, June 2015 | In: Reviews | Comment


Watch Future Shock: in 1972 Alvin Toffler’s film excited our human response to over-stimulation

American writer Alvin Toffler poses during portrait session held on July 3, 1980 in Paris, France.

American writer Alvin Toffler poses during portrait session held on July 3, 1980 in Paris, France.

 

Those good people at Disinfo point us towards Future Shock, the film based on Alvin Toffler’s 1970 book. Released in 1972, Orson Welles narrates.

Alvin Toffler notes:

“We may define future shock as the distress, both physical and psychological, that arises from an overload of the human organism’s physical adaptive systems and its decision-making processes… Put more simply, future shock is the human response to over-stimulation…”

This is Future Shock…

 

Posted: 11th, June 2015 | In: Film, Reviews, Technology | Comment


Read Laura Huxley’s letter about injecting husband Aldous with LSD on his deathbed

 

British writer Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963) sits with a newspaper on his lap, 1930s.

British writer Aldous Huxley (1894 – 1963) sits with a newspaper on his lap, 1930s.

 

On 22 November 1963, on the same day President Kennedy was assassinated, Aldous Huxley, author of Brave New World and The Doors of Perception, died of the cancer that had been destroying him for three years. On his deathbed, Huxley asked his wife Laura to inject him with uncut LSD. She did.

Laura would attest (via):

“All five people in the room said that this was the most serene, the most beautiful death. Both doctors and the nurse said they had never seen a person in similar physical condition going off so completely without pain and without struggle.”

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Posted: 11th, June 2015 | In: Celebrities, Reviews | Comment


Eleanor Hawkins photos: the naked selfies that angered Malaysia’s mountain gods

 

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Eleanor Hawkins, a 24-year-old Southampton University graduate from Derby, has been arrested for posing nude on a sacred Malaysian mountain. Also arersted are: 23-year-old Canadian Lindsey Peterson and his sister Danielle, 22, 23-year-old Dutch man Dylan Snel and 33-year-old Canadian Emil Kaminski.

Miss Hawkins and her pals face three months in prison for posing naked atop the 13,435-foot Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain between the Himalayas and New Guinea. They posted their naked photos on social media. Their guide complained. The police acted, stating:

“Around 7am, while the group were on their way back from the summit, they started to strip off their clothes – ignoring their guide.  The guide warned them not to do so, but they replied: ‘Stupid man, go to hell.’ He could not stop them. They even took a group photo and a selfie. Then they dressed and returned to the backpacker lodge.”

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Posted: 11th, June 2015 | In: Reviews | Comment


Transfer Balls: Manchester City’s £160m for Pogba, Sterling and de Bruyne is not fine with FFP

The Sun says Manchester City manager Manuel Pelligrini will be given a “blank cheque” to make his team Champion League winners. But very quickly into the story that blank cheque features a figure:

…owner Sheikh Mansour is ready to bankroll bids for the likes of Paul Pogba, Kevin de Bruyne and Raheem Sterling — worth £160million.

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Posted: 11th, June 2015 | In: Manchester City, Reviews, Sports | Comment


Transfer Balls: Manchester United agree to buy Chelsea’s Nicolas Otamendi from Valencia

Transfer Balls – a look at dire football reporting. The Daily Express says Manchester United have “BID” for Nicolas Otamendi.

 

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The story of the Valencia player begins:

Manchester United are readying a £35million bid to sign Nicolas Otamendi, according to the Daily Mirror.

To the Mirror, then, where David Anderson has news:

 

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We learn:

Otamendi is understood to have told Valencia of his desire to leave, with the Spanish club determined to receive their full valuation for the centre-back.

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Posted: 10th, June 2015 | In: manchester united, Reviews, Sports | Comment


Jessica Fuchs: biology teacher sacked for ‘sex’ with pupil (photos)

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The teacher accused of shagging a 16-year-old student with Washington’s Bainbridge School District has been sacked. Her name? Jessica Fuchs. She is a biology teacher.

Fuchs was suspended in February amid allegations she’d had sex with a pupil and sent him a video of her naked and masturbating. Fuchs says she  not a victim of nominative determinism. She pleaded not guilty to the charges in May.

Her trial is scheduled at Kitsap Superior Court for June 29.

 

Posted: 10th, June 2015 | In: Reviews | Comment