Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Do AS I SAY - Not AS I DO

So Ed Miliband sees fit to dispense the wisdom that reward should be linked to effort.
  He criticised the country's fast buck culture and stated 'growth is built on sand if it comes from our predators and not our producers' - BBC link.
  Er, one minor point, Ed.  Your own brother David is, right now, following in Blair's footsteps and grasping at every directorship and freeby going...  with earnings of over a third of a million in the past year, including a £75k directorship at Sunderland FC, and various speaking appointments, David is the progidy of cash-obsessed former 'Labour' leader Tony Blair - Daily Mail link.
  A far cry from real labour, as in... hard work, toil and sweat.  Give it fifteen years - or less - and we'll see Ed on the same lecture circuit.  Because it's all hot air.

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Studying the Champagne Socialists

So Strauss-Kahn returns to France, the former IMF chief's presidential bid in tatters for having the temerity to unearth the fact that there's no gold in that thar Fort Knox - link.
  It was revealing to see how easily Bill Hicks' 'industrialist scumfucks', who hold the strings over our so-called 'leaders', threw the French banker (son of a tax lawyer and a journalist - how bad can it get?!) to the wolves and watched as the pathetic, inane mainstream media huffed and puffed about the ridiculous sexual assault allegations.  Reminiscent of many other press mistakes; first the breathless front page quoting 'sources close to' and all the rest of that crap.  Then later, once the evidence is disproven, the three-paragraph retraction is buried at the back of the paper on Page Z... what's the betting that's where this new information is heading.
  But enough of the treatment of our so-called leaders (former IMF chief Kahn was in line for the presidency until he displayed an unnerving tendency to stray off message) by our so-called media (other toilet papers are available).  Let's try to withold our symapthy for a moment for this underdog who exposed the wrong-doings of the super-elite.  Because Kahn is a member of the hypocritical club of champagne socialists.
  Let's take a look at these laughably labelled 'left' and 'socialist' politicians that the working class is expected to admire and vote for.  So strap yourselves in all you trade unionists and Labour voters... and meet your fellow brothers in the class struggle, covered in the sweat of toil, the dust of building sites and with ears still ringing from machinery of the factories and workshops.  Yeah, right.  Let us step into the rarified atmosphere of the super-rich soocialists, and peer into their diamnond-encrusted world...
  Lord Mandelson, New Labour, former spin-doctor for Kinnock.
Schooling - Keeping it in the family, our affected lefty firebrand attended Hendon County Grammar School before going on to become a member of the Young Communist League, but don't let that fool you about Brother Mandelson's meritocratic credentials.  Grandad was a deputy prime minister back in the day (see 'parents' below).
Parents - pater was an advertising manager at Jewish Chronicle. His mother's father was Herbert Morrison, a Labour Deputy Prime Minister in Clement Attlee's post-war cabinet - link.
Personal wealth - took out an interest-free loan of £373,000 from millionaire so-called 'Labour' MP Geoffrey Robinson in 1996 - which he failed to declare. Millionairre 'Labour' MPs?  Surely an oxymoron!  Mandelson once said that he was 'relaxed about people getting filthy rich'.  
  Other dabbles with the super-rich by our little so-called commie friend... spent New Year 2004 on the luxury yacht of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.  Holidayed in August 2008 on Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska's yacht.  Senior advisor to investment bankers Lazard Ltd.  Invited guest of the Bilderberg Group in 1999, 2009 and 2011.  Barely a year after leaving government he made an offer to buy an £8 million townhouse in an exclusive area of London.
 Strauss Kahn. French Socialist Party.
  Schooling - the prestigious Lycee Carnot public school - link. Notable former students include former French president Jaques Chirac and World Trade Organisation president Pascal Lamy.
Parents - specialist tax lawyer (m) and journalist (f).
Personal wealth - currently married to third wife, heiress and journalist Anne SInclair, heir to a chunk of the fortune of top art dealer Paul Rosenberg (1881-1959). They own houses in Washington, Paris and Marrakesh.  As you do.
  Tony Blair. New Labour.
Schooling - Fettes College, Edinburgh, notables include judges, generals, cabinet members and top business figures  - link.  He went on to study law, the prep school of choice for back-stabbing, devious-tongued polticians.
Parents - father Leo was a tax inspector and law lecturer, and had been secretary of the Scottish Young Communist League but subsequently swung to the Tories.  Leo's wife was Hazel Blair.
Personal wealth - as leader of the opposition, Blair's star rose brightly when he visited media oligarch Rupert Murdoch at the billionairre's Australian Hayman Island resort.  Perma-tan and gleaming smile firmly in place, Blair returned to the support of News International, after who knows what seedy back-room deal.  After leaving politics, Blair entered the lecture circuit, and now commands up to $250,000 for a 90 minute talk.
  Adviser to investment bankers JPMorgan and insurers Zurich Financial Services, his annual salary is ove $7 million - link.
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  'The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.'
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  George Orwell, Animal Farm
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  Socialists?  A load of shit.

 
 

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Friends Like These - Libya / CIA BritGov Intelligence links

With friends like these…  documents  unearthed by activists Human Rights Watch (HRW) reveal that Western intelligence services colluded with Gaddafi’s thugs to provide the Libyan dictator’s goons  with information on dissidents in the UK, the organisation claims – BBC link, updated link.
  HRW investigators were hot on the heels of advancing rebels and found a ‘treasure trove’ of documents at Gaddafi's former spy chief's offices which suggested close cooperation between Libya’s dictator and the West.  Linking the CIA and MI6 with contentious clandestine activities, some activities have been denied for years despite investigations by NGOs and the media.  These include CIA-organised renditions between Western intelligence agencies and the Libya regime.  The discovery at the External Security government building is a source of embarrassment for the British government, who are refusing to comment on the matter. 
  Sources claim that when Libya was being reinstated from pariah status to ‘people we can do business with’ some years ago, British government experts helped redraft the regime’s semi-literate speeches which were reported internationally at the time.   Cash-obsessed former Prime Minister Tony Blair was brokering deals on behalf of British oil firms; but that’s just a complete coincidence...  if you are aged seven and your favourite possession is a fleece security blanket. 
  Meanwhile, on the mainstream channel, there's some fascinating insights into what the star celebrities carry in their handbags... the boring plastic fuckers. 

Thursday, 25 August 2011

They Just Can't Stop Themselves

Former Home Secretary Jacui Smith is under fire for using two prisoners as skivvys in her home.
  The pair were supposed to be doing community work, but Ms Smith - who's expenses bill famously included her husbands porn and even an 88p bath plug - smelt a deal and had them painting awy. An inquiry is underway - BBC link.
  Clearly missing the point of community work (ie clearing out the gardens of elderly and infirm people), Ms Smith said on LBC: 'Well, just to set, I hope, the record a little bit straight, these are guys that were working with a local community organisation. They do a whole range of odd jobs and working in the local community.'
  If only New 'Labour' had had the same same eye for a deal... maybe we wouldn't be stretched to breaking point right now.
 

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Riots - What You Can Do To Help

Anarchists have been fingered as the main trouble-causers of the ongoing London riots, which have now spread to other British cities.  But many would dispute the easy come mainstream media speculation.
  A disaffected generation seem to be the main impetus, and their anger has been turned inwards, upon their own community.  Anyone who knows anarchists knows that the last people in their sights is the local community.
  So what can be done?
  Well, if you're in an affected area, organise - get to know if there are elderly and infirm people in the neighbouring buildings, find out their needs.  Get people to keep a bath of water and a bucket handy, to fight fires.  Cut down on travel to shops, especially at night.  Keep in communication with friends and neighbours... is it worth brealking into that blazing building only to find the Joneses are on holiday?
  Keep a grab bag by the bed - passports, deeds, qualifications, heirlooms, cash.
  Keep a pair of trainers by the bed as well - racing across broken glass ain't good.
  Stay tuned in, don't drink whilst this shit is happening - you may need to have your wits about you.
  Keep your mobile charged up and topped up.
  So - got yourself sorted?  Now look at the community.  Elderly and infirm, families with small children... maybe you can pop to the shops instead of them.
  Swat up on first aid - use the internet to do so. Red Cross and St Johns Ambulance are my recommendations.
  Lastly - get out there and do what you can.  I'm writing this with my riot kit on, about to step outside.  And tonight, for once... I'll be helping the police if they need it.

Monday, 1 August 2011

Kettle-makers Calling the Pot Black

From the Met's weekly Griffin Report, a counter-terrorism summary for security managers and the like around London:
'Anarchism is a political philosophy which considers the state undesirable, unnecessary, and harmful, and instead promotes a stateless society, or anarchy. Any information relating to anarchists should be reported to your local Police.' - link.
  A tad rich, to say the least.
Journey's End; Dachau oven
  'Police have been shown to support regimes of any stripe, from Stalinist to Nazi and everything in-between.  Acting as proxies for the Nazis, police in Europe rounded up Jews in WW2, and thugs in police uniform have been unquestioningly 'only obeying orders' since Universal Human Rights legislation was formulated after the Second World War.  In many states police are synonymous with repression.
  Any information relating to police should be reported to your local human rights lawyers.'
  Neil Jackson's Blog, August 2011

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Calling Croydon Car Drivers - you're being ripped off!

Eyebrows have been raised in the south London borough of Croydon, where it has been revealed that residents have stumped up a cool £500,000  paying for the right to PARK OUTSIDE THEIR OWN HOMES.
  On-street residential parking is often seen by Londoners as 'the norm', yet parking is free in upmarket areas such as Hampstead and Brent Cross.  Actually, paying to park in places like Newham (Britain's poorest borough) and Croydon (second worst council tax collectors in England (link) is viewed by those north of Watford as pretty outrageous... especially when you consider where that cash is going.
  Newham residents will be pleased to note that (if the cash stripped from their household budget is anything like Croydon's half million) it goes to pay for people like Britain's most well-paid council boss, champagne-socialist trade union chief cum smug council grasper Joe Duckworth who's obscene take-home pay and perks raised feathers earlier this year in the Daily Mail (link) and other media - nearly £300,000 a year.
   
   Useless Croydon council seem to have gone for the far more visible target of car drivers.
  The overpaid graspers in the town hall have produced a helpful online guide, which reveals that charges are: £70 a year for the first permit, £116 for the second one and a whopping £280 per year for the third permit... on top of which there's a £27 admin fee for a fresh permit.  Croydon Borough link.
  But fear not - exemptions are available.  For council bosses and their families, permits can be free of charge - fellow blogger link.
  Now, as for the rest of you...  You gotta pay for the luxurient lifestyles of the council fatcats so get back to fucking work - or else.

Monday, 18 July 2011

First Named Hack to Expose Andy Coulson Found Dead

(Updated Tuesday AM)
Former News of the World Showbiz (ie scribbler of utter drivel) reporter Sean Hoare – the first named journalist to allege Andy Coulson knew of phone hacking – has been found dead.
  Coulson 'actively encouraged me to do it (hack phones)' said Hoare in an interview, claiming that hacking was 'endemic'.
The whole world is watching
  The death is not being treated as suspicious by police.  I'll state that one again - the death of the man who lit the match (so far claiming the scalps of two top cops, Wade/Brooks, the newspaper itself) is being treated as unexplained but not suspicious by the... er... police.
  Sean Hoare told the New York Times that the practice was far more extensive than the paper acknowledged when police first investigated hacking claims.
  Nothing to see here, folks.  Move along... Follow the nice Mainstream Media gentleman to your seat in front of the idiot box... Get back to your X-Factor and soap shows and other shit, move along... there's a feature on Jordan/Katie Price tonight.  C'mon, get moving folks.  Lot's of pro sports, Cheryl Cole, Peter Andre... keep it moving folks, step away from the reality scene... nothing to read into anything here, folks...
Christine Bleakely's just bought a new handbag, people - go see; go see Christine's new pink handbag on Sky you fucking bozo schmucks... keep it moving at the back there... go get your dose of brain-rot and right-wing propaganda...
 - Guardian story - link.

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Head of Met Resigns Over News International Farce

Sir Paul Stephenson, Metropolitan Police Commissioner, has resigned following the News International phone hacking scandal.
  The head of the Met has left his post- link.

The Heat Is On - Wade/Brooks Arrested

Demolition in Progress -
News International implodes
Rebekah Brooks has just been arrested (as of Sunday 17 July, 13.35am).
  According to Sky sources, the News International chief was arrested by officers investigating allegations of corruption and phone hacking link.
  The allegations included a conspiracy charge.

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

How On Earth Is She Clinging On?

As Met officers current and former squirm under Keith Vaz's scrutiny at Westminster's Home Affairs Select Comittee, we wave goodbye to a 'newspaper' synonymous with sleezy malpractice.
  Paediatricians and anyone making a PDF-file can now sigh a breath of relief as the red-top slides along the gutter and into history, (to be replaced, one would assume by the same team on the Sunday Sun.  Thanks, Rupert.  Thanks a lot).
  Yet we don't say goodbye to the woman at the helm of the News of the World at the time of the dirtiest digging, who is now chief executive of News International.
News International, Wapping
  Rebekah Brooks, nee Wade, has the public support of billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch, who when asked what his priorities were a few days ago, nodded to Brooks.
  'This one,' he replied.
  Daily Mail link.
  How on Earth could she receive so much support despite being publicly villified, for amongst other things, allowing material from hacked mobile phone conversations, most disturbingly those of murdered girls, to be turned into sensationalist ogling?
  Mainstream media seem to be coming to the conclusion that her role is to act as firebreak, insulating Murdoch's son James from the heat - a possibility.  Or maybe, seeing as her modus operandi is to dig dirt on people and then use this 'bucket of shit' for her own ends, perhaps she's had her dirty raincoats watching the Murdoch family itself.
   (An Ausralian politician received a call from a Murdoch hack, who asked, 'What'll it be?  A headline a day or a bucket of shit a day?' - John Pilger link.
  An unusual insurance policy to the rest of us, but we're talking about the gutter press here, an inverted world where only the lowest, most cynical abusers of others get to the top - Conflict Media: link
  Murdoch's insidious links into the social fabric are many.  He is ranked by Forbes as the 13th most powerful person in the world (2010).  From dumbed-down newspaper articles in the building site canteen designed to focus attention away from workers concerns and onto David Beckham's latest metro-man idiocy, to the self-censorship of journalists and editors who fall into line - or else they're down the road - to the 'Directors of Communications' and such like that he has smoothly clamped onto the shoulders of party leaders. 

  We watched as Blair, the Orwellian-titled 'Middle East Peace Envoy', broke into his busy campaign schedule to suck up to Murdoch at his exclusive Hayman Island resort off the coast of Australia in 1995 - link.  He addressed the annual News Corp conference.
  Bill Hicks had a term for people like Murdoch and George Carlin put it down as neatly as I've ever heard... link
  David Cameron had News of the World (Murdoch) former editor Andy Coulson at his shoulder as Director of Communications.  Realising Coulson's toxicity, Cameron's replaced him for Craig Oliver.  He spent two years in the late Nineties at Sky's (Murdoch's) Five News.  Oliver's wife, TV broadcast journalist Joanna Gosling, is a former Sky (Murdoch) presenter - link.
 Ed Miliband has Tom Baldwin - a Times (Murdoch) senior journalist.  It was Baldwin, friend of Alistair Campbell, who named Dr David Kelly as whistleblower.  (Covered more fully in Conflict Resource Wars - link.)
  Politicians, journalists, cops... all seem to be coming a cropper.  Now for the words a real politician once said.  Indeed, a proper, RESPECTED journalist.  One at the sharp end, and for whom grubbing about on mobile phones would have been unthinkable.
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  'Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.' 
  Winston Churchill, speech 1942.
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G-20
  Twitter, Facebook, blogs and internet, mobile phones with video capacity, Google and Ian Tomlinson... the tide is turning, and the connected generation are everywhere.  In the kettles where the kids get their heads smashed by fired-up uniformed thugs who have volunteered for riot cop duty, in the MPs expenses office where the off duty Afghanistan vets shake their heads at the claims for moat clearances and chocolate bars, on the frontlines of the Middle East when they return to duty and watch as they get used as a photoshoot backdrop for a priveledged millionaire Prime Minister who has never heard a shot fired in anger... watching and waiting for the grapsers, the thugs, the thieves and the liars to come undone.  Light shall shine into the darkest corners, and we shall be watching as the train crash that was the media, government, education and economic systems comes to a shattering stop. 
  It's called waking up. 
  Here's to a long, hot summer.
Diary of a Benefit Scrounger astute blog on the subject - link.

 
 

 
 
 

Monday, 11 July 2011

Just Do It Premier

Just Do It - a tale of modern day outlaws, a film documentary featuring many comrades from the activist community, has held it's premiere in London. 
Director Emily James addresses the premier audience
   Guardian link.  It tells the story of a variety of activists, including Meltdown co-founder Marina Pepper, as they fight against the system in actions ranging from Copenhagen, Vestas, G-20 and Ratcliffe Power Station.
  Director Emily James told the Guardian:  'I could see that a much more important film could be made by capturing the events before and after the actions, letting the audience get to know the people who were willing to risk their liberties, and even their lives, to protest. I believed in what they were doing and wanted to help get their message out.'
  Indeed it does, and serves as a useful template for activists new to the fight, explaining basic tactics and methods such as D-locks, lock-on tubes, mission planning, police response and more.
  I found it useful as a detailed explanation of my motives to my non-activist partner who really enjoyed herself and, I hope, has taken a further step towards the fight-back.
  Facebook link. YouTube preview link, website link.
Emily James at the London premier
 
 

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Advertisers Give News of the World Cold Shoulder

News of the World is now a target for activism as it is revealed they hacked into the voicemail of murdered 13-year-old Millie Dowler.
  Taking time to drag themselves away from covering boring celebs Jordan and Cheryl, ghoulish 'reporters', then deleted some messages in the six months it took until her body was found so that they could record frantic family messages.  This in turn raised false hopes that Millie was still alive - Dow Jones link.  The family's lawyer described the act as 'heinous and despicable'.
  Other reprehensible acts include hacking into the families of the 7/7 bombing and Ian Huntley's Soham child sex killings.
Red top drivel
  In response to this lowest form of reporting, activists have started tweeting the names of the paper's advertisers, some of whom have cancelled advertising with Britain's filthiest red-top rag.
  Companies who have pulled the plug include Ford Motor Company, Lloyds banking, Coca-Cola, Bodyshop, Virgin Holidays, Co-op.
 Considering their position are Orange, Cadburys, Dixons, T-Mobile, Vauxhall, Vodaphone, Procter and Gamble, Sainsburys, First Choice, mortgage-lender Halifax and energy provider Npower, and others are coming under strong pressure from activists using Twitter - link.
  Here's some of the businesses that are still working with this filthy gang as of 5 July, 2011 (as and when they change position I'll update accordingly.  Tweeters and bloggers, be aware things are devloping fast)... 
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  Gigsandtours, Boots, Morrisons, WH Smith, Weightwatchers, Carpet Right, EasyJet, Butlins, Renault UK, Firstchoiceuk, Brand Alley UK, Comet, Tesco, Xtra-Vision, Bulmers Cider.
  If you would like to leave a message to News of the World scum-hacks, please telephone newsdesk on: 0207 782 1001
  Current editor: Colin Myler.
  News text service: 63300.
  Editor at the time: Rebekah Brooks (nee Wade), now chief executive of News International and personal friend of David Cameron.
  'It’s wrong for newspapers to breach people’s privacy with no justification.  That is why Andy Coulson resigned as Editor of the News of the World 2½ years ago.  Of course I knew about that resignation before offering him the job. But I believe in giving people a second chance,' standing shoulder to shoulder with shit: David Cameron's former director of communications Andy Coulson, who stepped into Wade's shoes a year later.  He was sacked by Cameron over phone-tapping, leading one to surmise that Wade was up to her neck in it. 
  News International, parent organisation of the News of the World: website.
  Conflict - Media.

Traitors to the last...


Train maker Bombardier, which recently missed out on the £1.4bn Thameslink contract to German group Siemens, plans to cut more than 1,400 jobs at its Derby plant - link.
  The news is the latest in a long line of back-stabbing by the industrialists, bankers and politicians who have done so much harm to our country and fellow citizens.
Last scraps of an ironworks, Derbyshire's Stanton
  A few miles east, in Stanton-by-Dale, there was an ironworks  It used to pump out pipes and manhole street ironware such as manhole covers; you'll see the name Stanton on a large portion of the inspection chambers you step over.  In the Second World War it played a part in bringing down Hitler, making bombs. 
  Gone.  And with it, hundreds of livelihoods.
  Mining industry - gone.  In the same neck if the woods is DH Lawrence's Eastwood in Nottinghamshire, nick-named 'BrownTown' by the locals.  Brown being a street term for heroin; a dispossessed red-brick waste, marking time.
  The list is long - and insane (if we can step for a moment outside the box marked 'capitalism').
  North Sea oil and gas - sold off to the highest bidder rather than rationed out for future generations to utilise.  
  Renewable energy -  the country's wind turbine blade manufacturer closed its (only) Isle of Wight operation.  If ever there was an industry that deserved input... instead the banks get propped up.  Is it by chance that both Cameron and Clegg's fathers are bankers?
Where the steel men now live: Sheffield's Park Hill
  Steel industry - gone.
  Shipping - gone.   Despite 95% of our trade carried by sea - government's own report - link.
  Textile, manufacturing... in short: industry.
  And in it's place a service economy dependent on the whims of chance.  Banking, insurance, call centres.  In other words, people sat on their arses shuffling paper.
  The one thing we do manufacture, and manufacture it well, is nothing to be proud of.  Arms.  Which right now are cutting swathes through the protestors in the Middle East.
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   If you are in any doubt that the government - any British government - has the interests of the people at heart, then you are very mistaken.  Instead, to my eyes... they are traitors.

Monday, 4 July 2011

World News - Strauss Kahn Steps On Goldfinger's Toes

HOW NO-ONE IS BEYOND THE REACH OF THE INDUSTRIALISTS.
  French IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn have said that he could make a political comeback in France now he has been freed from house arrest in the US- BBC link.  The comments follow relevations that the testimony of the hotel maid he was alleged to have attempted to rape appears to be flawed.   From the BBC -
'The maid claims that Mr Strauss-Kahn chased her down a hallway in his expensive hotel suite in the Sofitel hotel before sexually assaulting her.
However, unnamed law enforcement officials have now told US media the accuser has repeatedly lied since the alleged attack.
The officials believe the woman also lied on her application for asylum, particularly over an allegation that she had been raped while at home in Guinea. They also suspect she has links to drugs dealers and money-laundering.'
  Nice girl.  So nice that someone gave this cleaner $100,000 over the past two years and AP reports  - Guardian link. 
  So it could well be that the whole story is a put-up job... but from which direction?  If he's standing for the French Presidency against the insidious Sarkozy, then that's one possibility.  But Strauss-Kahn has stepped on even bigger toes than some French domestic opposition in the not-so-distant past.  Strauss-Kahn had the temerity to discover that 'all of the gold held in the United States Bullion Depository located at Fort Knox was ‘missing and/or unaccounted’ for': European Union Times - link.  The Russian Federal Security Service, the FSB, were directed to compile a report for Prime Minister Putin examining the matter, revealing the former IMF chief's discovery.   His friend, top Egyptian banker Mahmoud Abdel Salam Omar, was similarly charged with a sex crime on another New York hotel maid.  Omar was described in the FSB report as a 74-year-old devout Muslim and dedicated family man.
  And the mainstream media?  Cheryl Cole is back with Ashley and she wants kids - Daily Mirror shite - link.
   

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Household income sees biggest fall since 1977

UK households have seen the biggest fall in disposable income for more than 30 years, official figures have shown - BBC link.
Council chief executives discuss residents parking charges
  Depressing news - and for Essex residents another blow since learning that the county council's chief executive, 45-year-old Joanna Killian, enjoys a salary of over £270,000 - link.  Think about that the next time you feed coins into a parking metre; some fatcat is laughing at you from a Carribean beach.  Have a nice day!

Saturday, 25 June 2011

Pathetic Policing Helped Murderer

Surrey police knocked on evil sex murderer Levi Bellfield's front door ELEVEN times... but left because they got no reply - BBC link.  There was little or no communication between officers holding vital clues, such as an eleven-year-old girl's attempted abduction in the area a day before.
  So - and I'm no detective - let's assume I get this message.
Another donut - this one at the
 Ratcliffe Power Station siege
  'Chief, that murder case you're working on; are you aware that there was an attempted abduction of a schoolgirl in the same area the day before?  The girl's mum reported it in; we've got the car details, location and a description of the perv.'
  My response?  Well, if I'm a Surrey cop: 'I've heard there's a new Gregg's opened on the High Street.  Run along and get me a couple of pasties, DC Wright.'

Friday, 24 June 2011

Parasite News

A disabled Nottingham pensioner has been fined for diplaying his badge the 'wrong way round'.
  76-year-old Peter Knott was hammered by Rushcliffe Borough Council after his mistake in West Bridgford, Nottingham - BBC link.
A discussion on car-parking fees at a Nottingham council
  It follows the heavy-handed treatment of stroke sufferer Ronald Price, 88, who was similarly hammered by Nottingham City Council for displaying his badge upside down in a hospital car park - BBC link.
  Rushcliffe council boss Allen Graham 'earns' a salary of over a £106,000 - link.
  Nottingham City Council chief Jane Todd enjoys over £165,000 - link.
  One of the perks Mr Allen receives is £170 for car parking... so presumably none of his wages will be sucked out of his pocket to pay for, er, parasitical council bosses salaries.

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Dreamer Clegg Just Doesn't Get It

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has voiced concerns that British taxpayers should receive shares in the bailed out banks - BBC link.
  Speaking in Brazil, he said, 'Their (taxpayers) money has been used to the tune of billions to keep the British banking system on a life-support machine and they have absolutely no say at all in what happens when normality is restored... You are giving the Treasury an assurance that they will break even but you are not giving the Treasury the freedom to grab the windfall if there is one.
  'This is something I have discussed a lot with [Business Secretary] Vince [Cable]. Vince and I feel it is something that we want officials to look at.'
  Clegg (father a bank chairman - link) doesn't get what David Cameron grasps instantly (father a banker - link)... it's not about sharing.  It's about creaming off hard working people.

Bahrain Pro-Democracy Protestors Given Life

Eight Pro-Democracy activists in Bahrain have been given life sentences for daring to stand up to the despotic government there - BBC link
  Citizens there became radicalized when viewing Google Earth and realising that an outragous amount of the nation's wealth was concentrated in the hands of a bunch of Nazi graspers, who we in the West call a 'Middle Eastern Royal Family' - link.
  95% of the country is covered by palaces and regal estates set aside for the select few.  Welcome to the internet, graspers.  The times they are a-changin'.

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Independent Media Journalist Being Given The Heavy Treatment By Cops

Independent media journalist being given the heavy treatment by cops, Greek Embassy London at the end of last week - link.
  Watch how the cops change from seriously nasty to friendly in some sinister ploy... a brave, knowledgeable lad.  Welcome to the team, mate.  His YouTube Channel - link
A cop when asked a question on the
right to film in a public place
  Well worth a look.

A Century Of Rising Food Prices

News Updates Tuesday
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The next century is set for rising food prices says the French agriculture minister - BBC's Nigel Cassidy reports link.
 Same day hip operations call - link.
Quentin Letts on Brian Haw, a heart warming report by the Daily Mail columnist - link.
  BBC England round-up - link.
  BBC World round-up - link.
Time to take your mind for a shit...
 Meanwhile, Red Top rag The Mirror believes that a spat between celebs Kim Marsh and Myleene Klass is of greater importance than a photographer shot in Belfast, - link.  Because the Daily Mirror is now worthless trash.
  Conflict - Media - link.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Monday News Update

Unison prepare to strike - BBC link.
    The UK's second largest union is preparing to strike over pension reform as it enters the first day of its annual conference on Tuesday.
Jack Straw predicts the collapse of the Eurozone - BBC link.
Jack Straw has predicted the collapse of the eurozone and urged the UK to consider the 'alternatives' as the Greek debt crisis worsens.
  For those without a fucking brain, in Red Top land, The Daily Mirror breathlessly pleads to Cheryl Cole not to take Ashley Cole back -  link, and over at The Star,
sex addicted footballer Ryan Giggs gets therapy, allegedly - Daily Star link.
  How on earth are red top 'journalists' and 'editors' selected?  They are utterly crap.

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Brian Haw Dead

Veteran Parliament Square peace campaigner Brian Haw has died - BBC link.
Brian, right in trademark hat, locks eyes on the police
  Mr Haw, 62, passed away yesterday (Saturday 18 June) in Germany, where he was being treated for lung cancer.  He and his peace camp were a familiar sight on Parliament Square Gardens, where he spent thousands of hours sat facing Parliament since 2001.
  Brian Haw's website - link.

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Taxi For A Prince!

So Prince Harry is bored with the last toy in the toy box -  his Action Man Blues and Royals recce AFV.  Now he wants to be an Apache gunship flyer; and what spoilt Harry wants, he gets.
  Pity the poor bloody infantry who will now be down on one of their most fearsome and efficient fire-power back-ups as molly-coddled Lieutenant Wales struts around Camp Bastion wearing his pilot's rig, oblivious of his (non-reported by the frivolous Mainstream Media) SF-protected bubble.
  The British Army have 67 such aircraft, some of which are used for training.  So the amount of Apache's available to our ground commanders in the middle of Taliban shit-storms is therefore less than that figure - link - and now the boys and girls in uniform have one less back-up because of this clown. 
  Let's hope he doesn't take it into his head to become an astronaut.  Because if he does, it'll be us mugs that pay for the spoilt bastard's latest whim.  
  Here's a Daily Mail portrait featuring a pair of Walter Mittys wearing medals they are not entitled to - link.  To have earned (as opposed to being given by Granny) the 2002 Golden Jubilee medal, service personnel had to have enlisted back in 1997 and served five years continuous service... a bit difficult if you're born in 1984 and so only 13 years old at the time.  Are they entitled to it?  The MOD have been emailed... 15 days turn-around.
... the MOD's own criteria - link.
  Let's hope he doesn't take it into his head to become Brigadier Special Forces.

Friday, 17 June 2011

Visit Glittering Newham, Jewel of the East End

Labour-infested Newham Borough Council has been under the spotlight again this week as the hungry little piglets of East London yet again gorge at the trough, in the full knowledge that no repercussions will arise in a town hall corrupt from top to bottom - Labour won all 60 council seats in May 2010. A rancid political landscape given that all politicians bar none are out for themselves.
  Such a landslide is ripe for corruption, and seeing as so-called 'Labour' politicians are the furthest you'll get from 'egalitarianism, community and human solidarity', let's take a look at their time in office...
Newham council bosses tear into cash
provided by motorists and residents
  Somebody reign that pig in, will you, it's biting into my bank account... ahem... let me begin on Newham, a test tube laboratory of what goes wrong when no-one is watching the sharks.

  Spend, spend, spend is endemic in London's poorest borough: last winter the council decided it would be a brilliant idea to splash out #1,800 on individual designer lights, prompting Local Government Minister Bob Neill to say: 'Such monumental waste is scandalous.'- BBC link.
  But hey; none of this matters... motorists in Newham pick up a big chunk of the tab in outrageous parking charges, thus driving shoppers away from the area and into the out of town supermarkets.  Londoner's generally also have to cough up for the crackpots of Newham with a hundred million subsidy.
  Other gems from the champagne socialists from crack-pot land....
  Councillors in one of Britain's poorest boroughs on double the salary of the Prime Minister - link.
  In April the high-living 'socialists' ordered 130,000 bailiff call-outs to harrass motorists and council tax payers - sharp-eyed reporter Matt Nicholls on the Newham Recorder - link.  Newham is in the top five of 'authorities' to call out bailiffs.  A necessary step, given the high salaries of the parasites running the show.
  Daniel Hamilton, director of Big Brother Watch, said: 'The coalition government must act now to end the culture of bully-boy debt collection which has taken hold in town halls across the country.
  'Sending in bailiffs to recover debts should always be the absolute last resort. The fact local councils have passed more than six million cases to bailiffs for matters as trivial as the late payment of council taxes and parking fines is truly shocking.'
  All For One (Himself) former trade union official Joe Duckworth, the country's highest-earning town hall chief, was in line last July for the biggest redundancy pay-off in town hall history - link.  A message from 'socialist' Joe: 'Thank you Newham residents.  It's been a pleasure, you mugs.'
  Jobs slashed but the party still goes on for those in the 'socialist' clique - link.
  And a ream of Taxpayers Alliance reports hammering this disgusting gang of crooks - link

Tamils Sent Back To Face... What?

Several dozen Sri Lankans deported by the UK have arrived back in Colombo on an overnight charter flight - BBC link.
Dachau
  The news comes just days after Channel Four broadcast 'Sri Lanka's Killing Fields', a harrowing indictment of genocide by the ruling regime there - BBC link.
  May God have mercy on us as history repeats itself.  The St Louis, a ship contaning Jewish refugees sent back to the Nazis- link.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Pudding Your Foot In It

A resources planning meeting at Hillingdon
IN a blatant abuse of power, a fat-cat Tory council chief has ordered 15 grands worth of carp to re-stock one the fishing lakes he uses. Evening Standard - link.
  Keen angler Ray Puddifoot, Conservative council leader of Hillingdon in West London, was on the back foot when it was revealed the bonanza coincides with a £26.2 million budget slashing exercise.
  A quick Google search reveals, as well as angling, Ray is a keen grasper, too.  Back in 2007, in a quality piece of reporting, the local Hillingdon and Uxbridge Times revealed Ray proposed himself a 56% pay rise for his part-time leadership job... £61,000 for a part-time job - link.
  'People can't afford to pay utility bills, yet they are spending £15,000 putting fish in a lake. It's unbelievable,' said opposition Labour councillor Mo Kursheed.
  Mr Puddifoot joked, 'I have been fishing since I was four but I have only used the lake two times in ten years.  The rest of the time I fish in Kent.'
  One of his lackeys, Jean Palmer, the deputy chief executive of Hillingdon community services, leapt to his defence: 'Pit 4 lake is similar to our leisure centres and playgrounds.  The council has a duty to ensure they are maintained to a high standard so that residents can enjoy them.'
  The Trough - link.

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Pre-crime - it's here right now.

Democracy Village/Parliament Square Summer 2010
Greatest hits by the Met Police against the right to protest, starring unusual suspects Charlie Veitch, the Fortnum & Masons 145, a boy with a pen, Chris Knight, 3 zombies, Alfie Meadows, Bryan Simpson, Jody McIntyre and the Met Police.
  The right to protest is currently under attack in the UK: protect yourself, get involved, support the arrestees.
  For more information: - link.

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Slutwalk London

Sluts V Cuts earlier this year
Organisers say up to 5,000 people have taken part in the latest Slutwalk in London on Saturday - BBC link.
  Slutwalk started when a Canadian policeman advised students to 'avoid dressing like sluts' to avoid being victimised.  The cop stated to Toronto students: 'Women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized'.
  The response from activists was intense.  For more:
  Slutwalk London - link, Slutwalk Toronto - link.  Perhaps the police can stop dressing like Nazis to stop being thought of as obedient robots prepared to carry out state orders - Mario Savio Sproul Hall Steps speech - link.
  Perhaps our politicians could force the police to stick to their remit and look for criminals, rather than act as morality-enforcers and a bullying, state-empowered band of the tax-collectors.  Or perhaps have they other things on their mind?  Conflict - The Trough.  Pink - U + Ur Hand.
  'Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men' - Baron John Acton - link.
Photograph... where blind obedience and love of the State leads... the prison and the concentration camp. Conflict - Germany.
  Blind obedience or critical thinking.  That's the line - which side are you on?  Muse.
One of the ovens at KZ Dachau
 

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Sock It To 'Em Kids!

One of the kettles, looking at Trafalgar Square from Whitehall
School-kids who had been kettled by the Met have launched a legal challenge against their coraling - BBC link.
  Up to 60 youngsters from Acland Burghley School joined the 24 November protest in Whitehall, where the police contained them for about eight hours.
  Year 11 pupils Sam Eaton and Adam Castle, and Adam's younger sister claim that the police action infringed their human rights and the Children Act 2004.
  Adam said: 'As children we can't vote, so one of the best ways for us to voice our opinion is through protest and if that's stopped or inhibited by kettling then where are we left?'
  A former Met commander of specialist operations told the BBC: 'It's very clear when you see other demonstrations that have got out of hand... they have descended into violent attacks all over the place and quite frankly the police are left with no alternative but to contain those mobs.'
Whitehall, November 24 2010
  In response, an active anarchist told me: 'Kettling actually increases the tension and violence is a key element of the tactic because when people want to leave the kettle they are beaten back by truncheons.  On one occasion on November 24 in Whitehall I witnessed a young disabled man being brutally beaten by hyped-up members of the Metropolitan Police's infamous TSG who as we know by employing this tactic caused the death of Ian Tomlinson.
  'This is not an isolated incident - in fact if you go back to the old SPG (Special Patrol Group) who themselves brought about the untimely death of school-teacher Blair Peach [link], the subsequent report of which was shelved for thirty years and only released last year.'

Friday, 3 June 2011

London's Parliament Square - Watch This Space ;-)

In solidarity with our brothers in Spain and elsewhere who have taken over hundreds of public spaces, a declaration of intent has been posted on the fencing which restricts Londoners and visitors from accessing Parliament Square - Meltdown colleague Mike Raddie's YouTube report - link.
Parliament Square Summer 2010
  The iconic Westminster location has been ringed with steel for ten months after Meltdown and other radical friends took over the place last May for two months; renaming the square 'Democracy Village'.  Since the subsequent eviction, nobody's been allowed on it; unless it suits the elite.
  The barriers came down for the Royal Wedding, then promptly went back up again for taxpayer Joe Bloggs and the tourists who flock to the area.  The ongoing damage to central London's tourist trade must be considerable.
Meltdown's Chris Knight defies Boris' edict to leave last year
  Patrolled by a private security company, taxpayers were forking out at a rate estimated at £600,000 for a full year. 
  Was the security worth that much?  The roughty-toughty guards melted away during the student protests last November, and are now gone for good, leaving a few Heritage Wardens manning the site.

   In a recent Q and A radio broadcast for LBC, Mayor Boris Johnson, a Bullingdon Club confederate of fellow silver-spooned toff Prime Minister David Cameron, said that Democracy Village had caused tens of thousands of pounds worth of damage to a World Heritage Site.  Boris; Parliament Square is not a World Heritage Site; the surrounding Westminster Palace, Westminster Abbey and St Margaret's Church are - UNESCO World Heritage Sites link.  I thought you were a journo, mate.  Mainstream, of course; it shows sometimes.  And the figures for the grass?
   The green itself measures about 5,500 square metres.  Qualcast charge nine quid for a high quality seed covering 15 sq metres - link.  So the maths - £3,300.  Plus labour; maybe 20 landscape labourers in a straight line walking line-abreast for half a day... 50 quid each?  Total; about 4,300 nicker, Boris me old mate.  Cash, of course.  And I'll make sure you get a drink out of it in the usual way, wink wink.  Maybe a new lawn for your country des-res?
  Used by the Tolpuddle Martyrs and the Suffragettes, the Square was a historic place of protest... until avid money-grasper Tony Blair, the laughably re-tasked Middle East Peace Envoy (BBC link), banned it there using newly-drafted SOCPA legislation, whereby protest within a kilometre of the site is illegal - link.
  So therefore dissent outside the Mother of All Parliaments is effectively quoshed, and the people silenced.
  And the taxpayers scrimp and save and worry about paying their mortgages, and the pigs all keep stuffing themselves at The Trough - link.  Welcome to the world of the elite.  Now get back to fucking work - link.