November 14, 2012 By 403 Comments
21st Century Wire says: As we detailed earlier this week, the establishment is desperate to draw a line under any serious independent investigations into organised paedophile rings and child abuse in British establishments, because exposure threatens individuals who sit within the very power structure of multiple institutions – including government, the judiciary, the police, child care, ‘children’s charities’ and the BBC. They want our horror to end with their fixer Jimmy Savile, and the sacking of BBC’s Pope, George Entwistle – and quietly move on. The Government’s move to spike any further inquiry into past and present existence of paedophiles in power is part of damage limitation exercise - a coordinated attempt to shut down the national conversation – despite overwhelming evidence that this is an organised, institutional disease. The Waterhouse Inquiry into the North Wales Boys Home sex abuse criminal network was a typical government-run whitewash, where the establishment failed to probe into the heart of the problem, where institutional members covered for each other’s interests, and where police fumbled evidence and failed to secure arrests of powerful men. In the end, the bureaucracy won and justice was sadly lost. The recent Newsnight scandal over the naming of Lord McAlpine (by the police, not the BBC) was a staged event used by the establishment to distract, and further close down the public’s view into their seedy world of child sex. David Cameron’s recent ‘gay witch-hunt’ cries serve the very same ends – to distract and cover.. New victims are coming out daily to testify about abuse at the hands of the rich and powerful. Will the public let this pass without a fight? We shall see…
November 14, 2012 By 13 Comments
21st Century Wire Watch this shocking documentary… Harrowing interview with this man who was in the North Wales Boys Home in Wrexham, where he describes how he was taken from the children’s residence at 12-13 years of age, on a weekly basis, into London – and possibly to a military barracks as well – for sex parties in expensive properties where older men would abuse them until the early hours of the morning. In this scenario, large amounts of money would have changed hands between the older male clients and the operative who delivered the boys from the care home to the ‘party’. Yet, some media figures are still claiming that this type of organised paedophilia among the nation’s powerful elite doesn’t exist and is just a ‘conspiracy theory’. We do not believe this to be the case. According to the evidence, victim Steve Messham was violently abused and intimidated – by older men in positions of power, and finally, he was hung out to dry, publicly humiliated by the BBC who folded to establishment demands of silence on this issue. He also describes how children were brought from other care homes from around the country to the same parties… RELATED: The Original SCALLYWAG Magazine paedophile ring investigation is available online ….
White House Petition Calls for Executive Order ‘Stripping Citizenship and Exile’ to Any American Who Signs Petition to Secede
November 14, 2012 By 2 Comments
21st Century Wire says: After this week’s flood of petitions from multiple states to leave the Union, thing might actually be getting nasty in the corporation of Washington DC. Whatever happened to: “American States reserve the right to…” ? America needs to embrace this debate – not shut it down. People are not happy. Will Washington DC customer complaints department actually listen to its slaves, or simply slam the phone down? But WRH‘s Mike Rivero told 21st Century Wire the obvious oxymoron about this latest effort below: “The whole point is that everyone who signed a secession petition does not WANT to be a citizen any more!” Well said Mike.
THE LATEST…“Mr. President, please sign an executive order such that each American citizen who signed a petition from any state to secede from the USA shall have their citizenship stripped and be peacefully deported,” the full petition reads. The title of the petition is, “WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO: Strip the Citizenship from Everyone who Signed a Petition to Secede and Exile Them.” As of this writing, 2,205 have signed the petition; 22,795 more signatures are needed for the issue to be addressed by the White House. The Washington Times reports on the numerous petitions to secede on the White House’s website:
It’s traditional for Americans to threaten to move to France or Canada when their candidate loses, but this year some disappointed voters are implementing a different plan.In the wake of the Nov. 6 election, petitions seeking to secede from the union have been filed on behalf of 23 states on the White House website, https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petitions. Most of the petitions contain the same wording and ask to withdraw “peacefully” from the United States in order to form independent governments. Source: Weekly Standard
November 14, 2012 By 986 Comments
This is what the BBC are expecting you to pay for – Jimmy Savile and George Entwistle’s golden parachute. Putting things into perspective… The over-inflated blimp known as the BBC has long sold off its TV License collection business to Captia Ltd and others, to carry out that dirty job of extorting hundreds of pounds from peaceful citizens in order to make programs people don’t like and don’t watch, and to pay millions to people like Jonathan Ross – and Jimmy Savile. Worse yet, the BBC paid off their outgoing DG George Entwistle to the tune of GBP 450,000 ++ for just 55 days work. Remember: ‘It’s not what you know, but who you know’. Great if you have a ticket on that gravy train, but if you don’t, then you are expected to pay your 140 quid – and shut up. Now the plebs are seriously pissed off… They claim he resigned because of Newsnight’s vs Lord McApline and the leak that wasn’t, but in reality, that money was paid to keep him quiet about what he really knew, while the BBC drags its heals ‘investigating itself’ on its cover-up. TV License is a register trademark of the BBC, but they have almost franchised it out – for a profit one would hope, to their esteemed private partners. One thing is certain, they are counting on the public to be stupid in order to make this bad deal work. So when Capita Ltd or another private outfit come threatening you with a massive fine or a jail sentence if you don’t pay, do remember your rights. By definition, if a limited company come to your door demanding money for a service you don’t use, that can be viewed as soliciting. The fines and jail threats appear to be excessive, when you consider how the TV license deal is currently structured. Is solicitation, backed by threats, legal in Britain? What’s a license anyway? Also, to concept of a “license” infers that if you don’t hold one, then you are operating illegally. There is nothing “illegal” under common law about operating a TV without a license. You can only be nailed in a statutory, or ‘administrative’ court – not for breaking the law, but for violating corporate policy. They need to sort out this grey area or this thing just won’t work. Here’s novel idea for the BBC: what if people were happy to pay? Maybe Auntie needs to consider how they can achieve that, instead of relying on coercion, and intimidation. Maybe it’s time to live up to that lofty mantle of “Public Broadcaster” and allow the public access to its airwaves, or even allow the public onto the BBC Trust’s board. What, is that too risky? Don’t trust the public? Let us know your thoughts below… It’s up to you to know where you stand on this issue, but when the TV inspector comes calling, remember that you have choices. Here’s one man exercising his… Watch:
November 14, 2012 By 351 Comments
“Most of the shelling targeted young people, women and the elderly and the Israeli enemy is erratically targeting civilians.” Over Armistice weekend Israeli forces killed 6 Palestinians and injured around 40 in three sets of attacks on the Gaza Strip. In the Jabalia area, 20-year-old Mohammed Obeid was killed. In the Shejiea area, Israel killed a 15-year-old, 16-year-old and two 20-year-olds; in the attack it also injured dozens of women and children who were attending a funeral parade. In the Al-Karama area, Israel killed a 20-year-old Islamic Jihad resistance fighter. “They keep on killing , injuring and destroying our Palestinian people. It is our right and our duty as Palestinians to fight for our rights and to defend ourselves.” ….
November 14, 2012 By 332 Comments
The U.S. supported opposition which overthrew Libya’s Gadaffi was largely comprised of Al Qaeda terrorists… According to a 2007 report by West Point’s Combating Terrorism Center’s center, the Libyan city of Benghazi was one of Al Qaeda’s main headquarters – and bases for sending Al Qaeda fighters into Iraq – prior to the overthrow of Gaddafi: Al Qaeda is now largely in control of Libya. Indeed, Al Qaeda flags were flown over the Benghazi courthouse once Gaddafi was toppled. (Incidentally, Gaddafi was on the verge of invading Benghazi in 2011, 4 years after the West Point report cited Benghazi as a hotbed of Al Qaeda terrorists. Gaddafi claimed – rightly it turns out – that Benghazi was an Al Qaeda stronghold and a main source of the Libyan rebellion. But NATO planes stopped him, and protected Benghazi.) CNN, the Telegraph, the Washington Times, and many other mainstream sources confirm that Al Qaeda terrorists from Libya have since flooded into Syria to fight the Assad regime. Mainstream sources also confirm that the Syrian opposition is largely comprised of Al Qaeda terrorists. See this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this and this. The U.S. has been arming the Syrian opposition since 2006. The post-Gaddafi Libyan government is also itself a top funder and arms supplier of the Syrian opposition. Source: Blacklisted News
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Naked Capitalism Societies have a funny way of walling off undesirables. Lepers were secluded in lepers’ colonies. Japan is particularly uncomfortable with people who don’t fit cultural norms, such as the mentally ill and the destitute. It was really shocking the first time I saw someone begging in the subways in Tokyo in 1991 because it was so…unJapanese….at least then. In America, which still is deeply invested in the myth that anyone who isn’t rich and successful just didn’t work hard enough, being unemployed is particularly stigmatized. This protracted recession has produced a new underclass that isn’t discussed much: the long term unemployed. Oh, sure, it’s acknowledged as a statistical phenomenon, and maybe you’ll see a sad story in the New York Times now and again, but for the most part, the desperation of people who once had work, and really might never again have paid work, or at least not for more than $10 an hour, is not as widely discussed as it should be. Even before the bust, if you were over 40 and lost a decent paying job, your odds of finding any work, let alone work that made reasonable use of your skills, were slim to zero. It’s revealing that Gawker is now up to volume 15 of its weekly series of “Unemployment Stories” and we see nary a peep from the MSM along these line. When I was a kid, I recall how a documentary about poverty in Appalachia galvanized opinion that Something Needed to be Done. And my childhood reaction appears to have had some foundation; that show influenced President Johnson’s War on Poverty. So keeping unemployment an official but depersonalized problem takes the urgency out of addressing it. And if you have a long enough run of unemployment and can’t afford to pay for shelter any more, and don’t have family or friends who will take you in, your choices are terrible. There are reasons most homeless in New York City live on the streets rather than go to shelters at night. One of Lambert’s readers recounts her experiences when she felt she had no choice other than go to a homeless shelter. And this wasn’t in New York; Lambert doesn’t know her story, but his impression is that she is from the South, say North Carolina, and worked in publishing or academia. Hoisted from comments at Corrente, “There are poorhouses today. They’re called homeless shelters.”
They’re as punitive and pitiless as the old style ones. In my late fifties, with no prospect of reemployment, I recently had my first experiences with two of these. I’ve worked all my life and been my only support all my life. It was my preference to do this, rather than derive any part of my upkeep from the wages of the person I slept with. My “crime” was doing this while female. Since sex discrimination has become legal again, I was forced out of a profession that’s been redefined as historically male, and have not been hired for female entry level positions due to my age and “overqualified” background. I did everything I could, including backpacking into legal sites in the state parks in the mountains here, to keep from going into a shelter, but in the end could not even afford the gas to drive the fifteen or so miles round trip to the park from where any prospect of work existed. (“Obamaville” tent villages are not possible the way Hoovervilles were – the times are so much more pitiless that almost every city has ordinances against such places, and where they’re allowed, they’re controlled to the point of being worse than the shelters. The infamous “tent in the woods” near any urban area is out of the question for a woman unless she attaches herself to a homeless male for protection). The shelter itself was physically considered to be one of the best in the state. It administers most of the charitable and many of the government resources for five counties. It is new, the fixtures are more than adequate and the meals are very good. A major problem was precisely the punitive “poor house” attitude: the Calvinistic view the women who administered the shelter had towards those who needed its services (and those women’s freedom to spend their time this way depended on the high wages of the men -they- slept with). Residents must line up to take a breathalyser test in the common area when coming in in the late afternoon, everyone must be inside the shelter by 6:00 p.m., no one is allowed out after that time without written permission, and everyone is locked out of their rooms at 8:00 a.m. on weekdays and 9:00 a.m. on weekends. Women’s rooms had four permanent beds and lockers, but usually had two more folding beds crammed into the walkway at the foot of the beds. The men’s rooms were larger but had eight residents. All the shelter’s maintenance, from cleaning to cooking (when that was not done by church or other charity groups) to grounds-keeping, was done by the residents through required “chores”. Every resident was required to “volunteer” for one or more such chores every day or be made to leave. I did not mind at all doing part of the upkeep, but did mind the indentured labor aspect of being made to do it. In addition, administering such requirements became part of the petty abuse the more vindictive of the regular staff considered one of the major perks of their job. Residents were required to work on a “plan” towards permanent housing with one of the administrators. Such “plans” necessarily required a job. These women reproduced the sexism of the larger society: in addition to there being more beds for men than for women, living conditions were kept as much as possible from interfering with any man’s job who has one. Their “plans” for men were much more realistic as well, in that the men had more of a chance of finding work, even when they had, as the majority there did, a prison record. Their “plans” for women pretty much amounted to: you screwed up by not selecting a good enough (or any) husband, any job is better than no job at all, no matter how ill paid, discriminatory or demeaning, and your stay limit without a job is 30 days. Their ranking for women was below men in services, respect and resources and within that ranking, women with children came first and women without children were at the very bottom. Uncontrolled aggression from other residents and uncontained illness were the primary factors that made living there not possible. There were decent, generous, responsible residents, but not unlike middle and high school, the lowest common denominator ruled. Due, again, to the sexist ranking of the administrators, I lost the job I had found after a great deal of effort on my part and no help at all on theirs. It was a suitably gender stereotyped job cleaning bathrooms from 5 pm until 2 to 4 am at the local university’s stadium after athletic events. Any man there who had a second or third shift job was allowed complete privacy to sleep during the day; the rule was emphasized in the obligatory “house meeting” held every evening. The administrators kept letting a woman with a baby into my dorm room for trivial reasons and allowed her to keep me awake to the point where I had less than five hours sleep in forty eight and could not work. Their justification was that women with children had priority for any reason, even though that was supposed to be only an adult women’s room. They had put a woman who had just had a miscarriage into the family room, where this woman should have gone, as “therapy” and because the other woman with children did not want to share the room with another child. They dismissed my need to sleep for my job as “just shared living” (always said with a smug little smirk by the administrator) and said I could leave if I had a problem with it. I was also attacked on other occasions by two women who were later expelled for being on illegal drugs; their initial unprovoked aggression towards me was dismissed, again with a smile, as “shared living”. Women with dangerous mental problems were also put into the regular woman’s dorm. One had kept the other women in the room terrorized before I stayed there. She also kept them up all night because she alone was allowed to sleep there during the day (due to her mental illness!), while they had to be up and out on the streets or at their jobs, as one resident was, by eight. She had been committed before for cutting up residents’ clothes with a knife; she was recommitted again just after I got there.