Sunday, July 31, 2005

Mark Morton

http://books.guardian.co.uk/review/story/0,12084,1538374,00.html


Mark morton is a professor at the University of Winnipeg.

He has written a book called 'Dirty Words: The Story of Sex Talk'.

Dirty Words lists words related to sex.

There are 1,300 terms used for the male sex organ, including 'blue-veined custard chucker' and 'whoopee stick'.

The website sex-lexis.com has more words than Morton.

a bit of bouncy-bouncy

badger game

cully-shangy


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Friday, July 29, 2005

Casanova

Giacomo Casanova.

Casanova took part in sexual acts with males, "and without complaint".

"He was extremely confused when he fell in love with a boy."

In Chapter 11 of The memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt by Casanova, we read:

One of the two boys... was remarkably handsome and might have been seventeen. I thought he was a ‘castrato’ who, as is the custom in Rome, performed all the parts of a prima donna. The mother presented ... her other son, likewise very good-looking, but more manly than the ‘castrato’, although younger. His name was Petronio...

“Nevertheless, he is a boy, for he has had to be examined before he could sing on the stage here.”

“And who examined him?”

“My lord bishop’s chaplain.”

“A chaplain?”

“Yes, and you may satisfy yourself by enquiring from him.”

“The only way to clear my doubts would be to examine him myself.”

“You may, if he has no objection, but truly I cannot interfere, as I do not know what your intentions are.”

“They are quite natural.”

I returned to my room and sent Petronio for a bottle of Cyprus wine. He brought the wine and seven sequins, the change for the doubloon I had given him. I divided them between Bellino, Cecilia and Marina, and begged the two young girls to leave me alone with their brother.

“Bellino, I am certain that your natural conformation is different from mine; my dear, you are a girl.”

“I am a man, but a castrato; I have been examined.”

“Allow me to examine you likewise, and I will give you a doubloon.”

“I cannot, for it is evident that you love me, and such love is condemned by religion.”

“You did not raise these objections with the bishop’s chaplain.”

“He was an elderly priest, and besides, he only just glanced at me.”

“I will know the truth,” said I, extending my hand boldly.

But he repulsed me and rose from his chair. His obstinacy vexed me, for I had already spent fifteen or sixteen sequins to satisfy my curiosity.


John Masters, in his book Casanova , 1969:

"A page of notes in his handwriting, found among his papers, contains the following notes, as though for chapter headings:

Mes amours avec Camille (en prison); Pédérastie avec X. à Dunquerque..."

Prof. Luna on p. 70 of her book:

"One thing is certain: three specific allusions to homosexual relations were censured at the time of Casanova's final revision of the Memoirs: 'My love for the Duke of Elbouef's fancy boy' (an episode which should probably be situated in volume 5, in the vicinity of p. 254 of the Brockhaus-Plon edition) -- 'Pederasty with * in Dunkirk' (also in the fifth volume) - 'Pederasty with Bazin and his sisters' (Marr 31-61).

"Perhaps one should also add to this series the note on 'the ring in Etorière's underpants' (Marr 16 k 45), which was also cut; it is well-known that in vol. 4 (p.49), where Casanova is in love with the beautiful M.M., he compares her to Antinoos and to Etorière whom he had 'met in Paris,' and who had a reputation as 'one of the handsomest men in Paris.'"

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Thursday, July 28, 2005

Mohamed Atta - Welcome to Terrorland.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=104x1433886

The following material comes from Daniel Hopsicker's book 'Welcome to Terrorland'.

1. In Venice Florida, Mohamed Atta lived for two months with an American stripper/lingerie model named Amanda Keller.

2. Atta enjoyed a party lifestyle with Keller nearly every night. He was a heavy drinker, snorted coke, was a stylish dresser and wore expensive jewelry.

3. According to Keller, Atta loved pork chops.

4. In Miami, Atta consorted with women known to be linked to the Mafia.

5. Atta’s email list included names of people who worked for defense contractors. One, for instance, worked for Canadian firm Virtual Prototypes, which helped develop the avionics for F-15, F-22 and B-2.

6. Atta was enrolled as a student at the International Officer’s School of Maxwell Airforce Base, and witnesses recall him having been introduced around at an officers' club party.

7. According to Keller, Atta spoke Hebrew.

8. Atta, Keller, a stripper named Linda and two Germans, Peter and Johan, partied for three days in Key West. Atta paid for everything. Rented three rooms, one just for the men’s luggage, which Keller says contained drugs. Key West Airport is a known drug transit point.

9. The FBI timeline says Atta left Venice Florida in December 2000 after completing his flight training. Dozens of locals say different – his landlord, neighbours, cab drivers, restaurant employees and his girlfriend, for a few instances – and have been told not to talk about it by federal authorities. The FBI publicly sought information regarding Atta’s time in various US locations, but not Venice Florida where the airfield reportedly has links to CIA operations.

1o. Six nights before the 9 11 attack, at a bar called Shuckums in Ft Lauderdale, Atta and two companions got drunk. Manager Tony Amos and bartender Patricia Idrissi identified both.

11. Wally Hilliard upon arriving in Florida entered into aviation businesses with an assortment of criminal and covert intelligence elements.

12. Hilliard denied knowing Atta. Keller recalled, on a visit to the airport, having Hilliard ask her, "What’s a nice girl like you doing with a guy like Mohamed?"

13. Less than three weeks after Atta and Marwan Al-Shehi began flying lessons at Huffman Aviation, a Lear jet owned by its financier, Wally Hilliard, carrying 43 pounds of heroin was seized by the DEA. Authorities called it the biggest seizure of heroin ever in central Florida.

14. John Villada, an aviation executive in Naples Florida: "After Wally’s plane was impounded with the heroin and his pilots had machine guns stuck in their faces, the DEA came to visit our maintenance facility and Wally shouted out to me – right in front of the DEA guy – 'Make sure all the heroin and cocaine gets hidden!'" Hilliard's mock warning seemed to show the DEA how little he thought of them, and how well he was protected.

15. Hilliard had got his Lear jet from World Jet Inc, owned by drug smuggling brothers Don and Bill Whittington, who had supplied the plane to CIA drug smuggler Barry Seal.

16. A former Huffman executive, speaking about the hijackers: "Early on I gleaned that these guys had government protection. They were let into this country for a specific purpose. It was a business deal."

17. Jeb Bush accompanied the FBI when they removed the flight school records on the early morning of September 12, and flew them to Washington.

18. Jeb Bush and Katherine Harris have flown and endorsed Hilliard’s air carrier.

19. In the days following 9/11, a number of Saudis fled the country from Florida after the attacks. They flew on Wally Hillier’s charter aircraft to private fields of military contractor Raytheon, and departed on a 747.

20. After the attacks, a virtually non-existent company that operated out of Venice Airport under Huffman’s license called Britannia Aviation was awarded a five-year, multi-million dollar contract to run the maintenance facility at Lychburg Virginia Regional Airport. (FYI, Lynchburg is the home of Jerry Falwell’s Liberty Baptist University.) 44. Britannia executive Peter Martens boasted that his company had been providing maintenance at Venice Airport for "Caribe Air," which is a notorious CIA proprietary carrier.

21. Many of the Venice flight trainers moonlight by flying "missionary flights" to Central and South America, for such organizations as Pat Robertson’s Operation Hope.

22. Most of Atta's closest associates in Venice were not Arabs, but Europeans with connection to the drug trade.

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http://xymphora.blogspot.com/2002_04_28_xymphora_archive.html

The following is taken from Xymphora:

Mohamed Atta was in Florida in April 2000, attending a pilot school and sending e-mails to a group which included people working for U. S. defence contractors (hardly the kind of group you'd think a quiet student in Hamburg, Germany would be able to assemble).

The problem is that in the summer of 2000 (I assume the article is referring to 2000, as the summer of 2001 would be even weirder) he apparently was presenting a model of Washington, D. C. to his architecture class in Hamburg.He is in fact only supposed to have arrived in the United States in June 2000.

How was he simultaneously at pilot school in April in Florida, and still a student in Hamburg who hasn't yet left for the United States?...

As I have already written, the Atta born in Egypt and living in Hamburg is almost certainly not the same person as Atta the hijacker.

The fact that there are two 'Attas' tells us a lot (for one thing, it tells us how he can be in two places at once!).

Who had the power to pick a suitable identity (right age, ethnicity, piously fundamentalist Muslim) and give it to the man who used the Atta identity in Florida?

Who presented us with the fake identity, and who continues to cover up the truth?

Why was the obviously skilled pilot who flew into the World Trade Center attending two-bit (the first one went out of business while he was attending it, and the second one also has a shady past) flying schools in South Florida, which wouldn't have been able to train him to so skilfully fly large passenger jets?

The reason is that flight schools can accept foreign students on student visas, and the paperwork for the visas which is prepared by the schools on behalf of the students forms the main basis for the fictitious identities of the hijackers (the seemingly senseless mailing of a visa renewal to two of the hijackers six months after September 11, which caused such outrage in the United States, was just another way of emphasizing the personal identity of the hijackers to the American people).

Why was Atta so extraordinarily sloppy in his relations with government bureaucracy (driving without a licence, not attending at his court hearing, abandoning a plane at Miami airport, and having, of all things, visa problems), all out of line with what is supposedly the al-Qaeda training manual which insists on terrorists keeping a low profile, unless he was trying to create an obvious record of his existence and identity in the United States?

My guess is that the person playing the role of Mohamed Atta was an American citizen... and intelligence operative, whose real name we'll never know.


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Tuesday, July 26, 2005

America is held in a death-grip by fascists.

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http://rigorousintuition.blogspot.com/2005/07/liberate-tutemae.html


Jeff at Rigorous Intuition wrote about the rape and torture of children at Abu Ghraib.

See : Sodomy "Must I paint you a picture?"

Jeff asks us to consider the similarities to accounts of Satanic Ritual Abuse.

Kathleen Sullivan has written of the impact of the initial release of torture images: "What was done to the prisoners is too similar to what was perpetrated against most of us."

Abuse. Everyone can see that.

Satanic. Many can see that, too.

According to jeff:

America is held in a death-grip by fascists of a National Socialist pedigree.

Michael Aquino, alleged child sex abuse and the United States military

Dr D. Ewen Cameron

Child sex ring linked to top Americans?

Child sex rings linked to top Americans? Part 2

Bohemian Grove and Paul Bonacci

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Monday, July 25, 2005

Naples Earthquake

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The earthquake hit Naples and a large part of Southern Italy on 23rd November 1980.

I arrived in Naples during the period of aftershocks.

The comfortable and almost empty Palace Hotel, in Piazza Garibaldi, was most welcoming. At dinner I had the restaurant to myself. A few workmen were filling in cracks on the walls.

Along dark and narrow Via S.Biagio d.Librai, in the slummy Spacca quarter, fires were lit in the street; and beside glowing embers sat stallholders selling everything from smuggled cigarettes and live eels to imaginatively carved toy castles and sensuous angels. The occasional Fiat struggled to squeeze past the crowds without knocking over the precariously balanced fruits and cheeses or the scaffolding holding up some of the buildings. Three youths danced along the street to the tunes on their cassette recorder. One stopped to show me some hashish and ask if I wanted to buy any heroin.

Down Via Mezzocannone, beside small arcade rooms full of 'space invader' machines, two youths speedily removed the spare tyre from a car and darted off into the darkness.

In a poverty stricken little wine shop off Corso Umberto I, the owners, a young husband and wife, were sitting a little dejectedly beside a bucket of cinders. They said they were frightened. They had had to abandon their house after the earthquake as it was unsafe. Now they stayed with friends outside Naples. Their son did not go to school as the schools were being used to house homeless people. They wondered what had caused the earthquake. Was it perhaps because some great stones under Naples had fallen downwards? Did we get earthquakes in England?

An elederly Italian-American lady translated the couples words for me. She whispered in English that the couple were wealthier than they pretended; and that I should look out for thieves.

Off Via Roma I came upon an ancient tenement block, the top part of which had tumbled to the ground on the day of the 'terremoto'. I could see the framed pictures on the cheap wallpaper of a living room on the top floor.

Off Corso Umberto I, I came upon a family sitting out in the street. They said they were too frightened to go indoors.

Wandering around Naples in the days that followed I was never bored.

On Via Nuova Marina, a Volkswagen pulled up alongside me and the driver, claiming to be a German tourist, related how his car had been broken into, his possessions stolen, and his petrol drained off. He had been to the police, but they had simply told him to see the German Embassy in Rome. He had travelled to Naples for a holiday but now could not wait to leave. Somehow I had the feeling he was some kind of confidence trickster.

In Naples so many people live in tiny one room flats always decorated with dull grey or brown wallpaper and always dimly lit. Into these rooms are crowded the bed or beds, the dining room table, the ancient wardrobe, the grandparents, various fat women in black, numerous bambini, and a picture or statue of Christ.

In one dark room I glimpsed a middle aged lady with her son seated on her lap. Her son was in his twenties and was mentally defective.

People work hard in Naples, even the children. In oily little garage workshops small boys are lying under cars working with spanners. In and out of bars scurry little ragazzi carrying coffees to be drunk in neigbouring shops and workshops. At busy crossings tiny bambini in thin jerseys clean car winscreens in an attempt to earn a few Lire. In the kitchens of restaurants, in the hairdressing salons, in the metal workshops and in the open air markets, children work from morning until night. (Or they did in 1980).

In Da Giovanni's trattoria I sat at the table of a beautiful-looking Italian family from a village in the middle of the earthquake zone. They were frightened to go back to their village. They asked if I liked the Naples area. Fuelled by wine from Sorrento, I launched into a long speech praising the heaven-like beauty of Ravello, Positano, Capri....

I told them of my encounters with angelic young women while walking through the countryside, my boat trips in the bay with friends from Naples slums, my perambulations in Procida, my dreams in Pompeii...

They insisted on paying for my meal and the proprietress came to thank me for eating with them.

In Piazza Garibaldi one evening the son of the owner of the Ristorante Ettore rushed into the street to greet me and to invite me into his empty restaurant. As I ate my beefsteak with fried eggs and spinach I watched clowns perform a ballet on a TV screen.

In my favourite Pizzeria on Via A.Poerio, which was always crowded with proletarian Neapolitans laughing and arguing, young Franco, Raffaele and friends told me about Queen Elizabeth's visit to Naples. They had loved the regal splendour. They talked of Neapolitan beauty and Neapolitan pizzas. I agreed and sank my teeth into the thick mozarella cheese, tomatoes, anchovies and bacon, and drank some of Nino Nasti's red wine.

One sunny morning, when the sky was a cloudless blue, I sailed out past the US naval ships, past white yachts, past the island of Procida to the island of Ischia. In the best restaurant in the harbour I enjoyed steaming spaghetti with clams.

Later, at Pozzuoli, where Sofia Loren was born, I watched fishermen sell their catch. Then I tucked into mussels, squid, and prawns. How polite the people had become! Perhaps it was the cumulative effect over the years of cholera, earthquake and an absence of tourists.

Carmine and Vitale, whom I met at Capodimonte, took me on a tour of their district.

Naples is Baroque grandure, spectacle and mystery in a Fellini sort of way. It is giant black funeral coaches; it is the Camorra; it is angels.

I asked an Englishman, whose daughter had married a Neapolitan, why the people of Naples were so reluctant to make money from tourism. "The Southern Italians have sunshine and beautiful scenery," he said. "They don't want much else."


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Thursday, July 21, 2005

Ashton-on-Mersey school

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,6903,1525300,00.html

Amelia Hill, in the 10 July 2005 Observer, explained how the rules and discipline, applied by headteacher Tarun Kapur, have improved Ashton-on-Mersey school, Greater Manchester. The school is 'non-selective' in its intake.

1. Those whose hair is too long or too short are suspended.

Girls are forbidden to dye their hair, and must keep it tied back with a plain clasp.

2. Anyone not wearing the full uniform will spend the day in an isolation unit.

Mobiles and jewellery are confiscated.

3. Any child failing to stand up the moment an adult enters a room is given detention.

4. Before entering a classroom, pupils must line up outside and wait to be invited in by the teacher.

They then stand quietly behind their chairs until told to sit down. They must not leave a room without permission, even if the bell sounds.

5. Parents must sign a contract agreeing to various rules, including their attendance at all school meetings.

6. Teachers must wear suits and face random clothes inspections. They are forbidden to refer to children as kids, must never publicly call each other by their first names and have to attend weekly briefings where the head challenges any relaxation of standards.

Kapur said:

'It's about getting every pupil to show old-fashioned, traditional respect for teachers and for education which has been eroded over years...

'We get the most disadvantaged, underprivileged and poorest-achieving children here. They all come here as failures and need to be brainwashed into forgetting that...

'I enforce an absolute formality in an increasingly informal world, and demonstrate zero tolerance of any deviation...

'The children are not here to make statements about their individuality; they are here to work. By being petty with the exactness of our rules, we close the loopholes that give children an opportunity of making the even pettier protests that interrupt learning.

'There is a direct correlation between the way students look and their behaviour. If you look scruffy you behave poorly...

'Teachers are just grown-up children. It's my job to stop teachers and pupils slipping into slovenly, sloppy behaviour. I tell them, I don't ask them, exactly what is going to happen. It may sound draconian but it's about professional dignity.'

Under Kapur, the number of pupils achieving five good GCSE passes has more than doubled to over 60 per cent, 'making it one of the most successful schools in the north-west'.

The last two Ofsted reports described the school as 'outstanding'.

The school is now heavily over-subscribed.

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A three hour school day; a school leaving age of 12

British school children

Black boys, 'Britain's main crime problem', need 'segregation and discipline' at school?

Sex in UK primary schools; crime and cash obsessed youth; the culture of fear

TEENAGERS AND CRIME AND BHUTAN

Violence in schools

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Monday, July 18, 2005

Planes brought down by the CIA?

http://www.counterpunch.org/jayaprakash07092005.html

China's prime minister, Chou En-Lai, was due to attend the Bandung Conference in Indonesia in 1955.

The CIA reportedly tried to kill Chou by getting Chiang Kai-shek's agents to carry out an act of terrorism.

On 11 April 1955, The Kashmir Princess, an Air India plane chartered by the Peoples' Republic of China to transport a group of the Chinese delegates from Hong Kong to Bandung was blown up in mid-air over the South China Sea killing all but three of the 19 member delegation and crew.

The terrorists had presumed that the plane would be carrying the Chinese Premier Chou En-Lai.

Chou was not on the plane.

(For more details see: Col. A.K. Mitra, Disaster in the Air: The Crash of the Kashmir Princess, 1955, Reliance Publishing House, New Delhi , 2001. Col. A.K. Mitra was the then Military Attaché at the Indian Embassy in Jakarta and also India's representative in the Inquiry Commission that was set up to investigate the cause of the disaster.)

http://www.namebase.org/ppost07.html

Eleven years later, a U.S. Senate committee investigating CIA operations heard testimony that gave murky details of a CIA plot to assassinate an "East Asian leader" attending a 1955 Asian conference. The leader's identity remained under wraps for another 11 years. In 1977, William Corson, a retired U.S. Marine Corps intelligence officer who served in Asia, published "Armies of Ignorance," identifying him as Zhou Enlai.

http://www.namebase.org/ppost07.html

On October 24, 1967, the Soviet newspaper Pravda announced the defection of an American, John Discoe Smith. In his memoirs, entitled "I Was an Agent of the CIA," published in Literaturnaya Gazeta that year, Smith detailed his adventures as an agent - including his delivery of a time bomb to a Chinese Nationalist agent. He says that in 1955, Jack Curran, a CIA officer attached to the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, asked him to deliver a bag to a Wang Feng at the Maidens Hotel in the Indian capital. Smith claimed it was a bomb, the one used to destroy the Air-India plane.

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http://www.meta-religion.com/Secret_societies/Conspiracies/CIA/cia_planned_to_crash.htm

President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela cancelled a trip to Washington D.C. and New York (to deliver a speech to the United Nations) after his security services said they have "overwhelming evidence" of a CIA-backed plan to "bring down" the Chavez ’ airplane during the scheduled flight to the United States from Caracas.

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Remember the Lockerbie Bomb?

An internal investigation by Pan Am is believed to have found that the bomb planted on Flight 103 was NOT put on the plane in Malta.

The Pan Am report is believed to have concluded that the bomb was not aimed at the killing of Americans in general, but was targeted specifically to kill a small band of DIA operatives that had uncovered a drugs ring run by a CIA unit in Lebanon.

The drugs-ring is said to have been set up by Israeli Mossad agents.

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Why do some Scots believe that justice was done at the Lockerbie bomb trial?

Because they have been deceived by the CIA.

LOCKERBIE - There were many advance warnings that a bomb was going to be placed on a US aircraft at Frankfurt airport.

For example, on 5 December 1988, the US Embassy in Helsinki had a telephone warning that "within the next two weeks" an attempt would be made to place a bomb aboard a Pan Am flight from Frankfurt to New York.

On 18 december 1988 the German BKA was tipped off about a bomb plot against Pan Am 103 in the next two or three days.

Pan Am Flight 103 hit Lockerbie on 21 December 1988.

On that flight "were at least 2 US Intelligence agents and a Mr Khalid Nazir Jafaar."

The Dumfries and Galloway police began to investigate.

But for two days it was 'difficult' for them to collect evidence as "CIA agents combed the countryside for the luggage of the dead American intelligence agents and a suitcase full of heroin.... 59 bodies were left lying around Lockerbie until 24 December... but by then there were only 58 bodies..." according to former DIA agent Lester Coleman

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The Lockerbie judges considered the evidence of Maltese shopkeeper Tony Gauci, who provided the only visual identification of al-Megrahi as having been the person who allegedly bought clothes that were found, or planted , at the crash site, and were thought to be in the same suitcase as the bomb.

Gauci’s evidence was upheld despite numerous discrepancies over the date, time, weather, which football matches were on the television and even whether or not Christmas decorations were up.

Gauci had previously identified a member of a Palestinian group, Abu Talb, as being the person who 'bought the clothes'.

Abu Talb does not look like al-Megrahi.

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The Lockerbie Bomb trial suggested that something is going badly wrong in Scotland.

The Sunday Herald 08/04/2001 : "THE United Nations has savaged the Crown Office's handling of the Lockerbie trial claiming the outcome was rigged through the unfair suppression of evidence; it was politically influenced by the USA; and the court had no grounds to return a guilty verdict. Dr Hans Kochler, who was handpicked by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan to act as the international observer during the trial in Holland, hinted that the trial was rigged, claimed the guilty verdict handed down in February to Abdelbasset Ali Mohamed Al Megrahi was "arbitrary" and "irrational" and gave his tacit support for an acquittal at the planned appeal."

23 May, 2000: It was revealed by sections of the Scottish press that the deputy director of the Lockerbie trial briefing unit at Glasgow University, Professor Andrew Fulton, was an MI6 intelligence officer.

The unit was supposed to provide "impartial and objective" legal information about the trial and was much used by the TV news programmes.

24/05/00 THE SCOTSMAN: "Prof Fulton has been 'on holiday' since it was revealed that during his 30 year diplomatic career he was a key memberof the MI6 secret service in Europe, Asia and America."

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Speaking after the Lockerbie Bomb trial, Dr Jim Swires, whose daughter, Flora, was killed in the explosion said, “We think there has been miscarriage of justice."

Professor Robert Black, the lawyer who has worked closely with the relatives for many years and the architect of the trial process itself, also described the trial as a miscarriage of justice. He told the Scotsman, “We have not seen the end of this case... There is a hell of lot of more evidence that appeared neither at the trial or the appeal.”

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http://www.fromthewilderness.com/free/ww3/110102_wellstone.html

Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown, a Democrat, was killed in a plane crash in Croatia on April 3, 1996. There are many unresolved mysteries with this incident, not the least of which is a color photograph of a post mortem Brown, clearly showing a bullet wound in the back of his skull.

John Tower, a recently retired Republican senator from Texas known for his heavy drinking, was writing a book about the Iran-Contra affair when he was killed in a plane crash in 1991. Tower had reportedly been extremely unhappy when he had been denied an appointment as secretary of defense by President George Herbert Walker Bush. Tower had also been the chairman of a Reagan-appointed independent commission investigating Iran-Contra.

Minnesota Democrat Paul Wellstone was killed in a plane crash. In the months before his death Wellstone had voted against several key Bush agendas including Homeland Security, the Iraqi use of force resolution and many of Bush's judicial nominees. In a Senate controlled 50-49 by the Democrats, Wellstone was perhaps the single one-man obstacle to Bush's fervent and stated desire to secure passage of the Homeland Security measure prior to a U.S. invasion of Iraq.

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http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/news/20010430/

In 1962, the Pentagon was keen to invade Cuba.

The Pentagon's 'Operation Northwoods' involved faking a Cuban airforce attack on a civilian jetliner.

http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/northwoods.html

Code named Operation Northwoods, the plan, which had the written approval of the Chairman and every member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, called for innocent people to be shot on American streets; for boats carrying refugees fleeing Cuba to be sunk on the high seas; for a wave of violent terrorism to be launched in Washington, D.C., Miami, and elsewhere. People would be framed for bombings they did not commit; planes would be hijacked. Using phony evidence, all of it would be blamed on Castro, thus giving Lemnitzer and his cabal the excuse, as well as the public and international backing, they needed to launch their war.

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Israeli terrorism

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Imagine the Italians have occupied most of Britain.

They claim that 2000 years ago, Britain was part of the Roman Empire. They claim that God wants the Italians to occupy Britain.

Imagine that Italians from New York and London and other such cities have driven the Brits out of much of England.

Imagine that a few British 'freedom fighters' have carried out attacks on the Italians.

Imagine that the Italian controlled media in the USA paints the Italians as the good guys and the Brits as terrorists.

Well, that is similar to what has been happening in Israel/Palestine.

The Italians are the Jewish Israelis and the Brits are the Palestinians.

Do the Brits (Palestinians) have a right to protect themselves from Italian attacks? Yes and no. I would not favour suicide attacks. I would prefer passive resistance. And please note that I am not against all Italians. It's just people like Caligula and Al Capone I am not too keen on.

"Neither Jewish ethics nor Jewish tradition can disqualify terrorism as a means of combat," said Yitzhak Shamir in 1943, when he was a member of the Jewish Terrorist Stern Gang.

Israel is probably doomed by its own policies and by demographics.

If Israel continues to refuse to give the Palestinians a viable independent state then eventually Israel will be wiped out in the same way that the White South African government was wiped out.

Israel is now hated throughout Asia, Africa, Europe and South America. About the only friends that Israel has left are the British Labour Party (financed by friends of Israel), America's media chiefs (mainly Jewish), and all those folks in Congress (whose campaigns are paid for by friends of Israel).

There was NO ISRAEL before 1948.

The Israelis came from New York, Hampstead, Highgate, St Petersburg, Moscow, Marrakech and other such areas; they used terrorism to push Arabs out of Palestine.

Israel was founded on terrorism. Who murdered BRITISH GOVERNMENT MINISTER Lord Moyne in 1944? It was the terrorist Jewish Stern Gang.

In 1946 the Jewish terrorist organisation Irgun bombed and destroyed the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, killing 35 people, including key members of the British Administration for Palestine.

The Stern Gang assassinated Swedish UN Peacekeeper Count Folke Bernadotte on September 17, 1948. At a roadblock in Jerusalem, two Lehi gunmen shot out the tires of the car transporting Bernadotte, while another shot him six times.

In 1938, 79 Palestinians were killed by Jewish/Israeli terrorists.

1947 Jewish terrorists attacked and massacred 60 Palestinian villagers of Balad Al-Sheikh.

In 1948 the Stern Gang, together with Irgun, carried out the massacre of the Palestinian village of Deir Yessin.

In 1948, Jewish/Israeli terrorists attacked Palestinian civilians in Kattamon, Jerusalem, and blew up the Semiramis Hotel.

In the town of Lydda, on July 12, 1948 Jewish/Israeli terrorists went from house to house firing on every moving target and killing more than 250 Palestinians.

On January 4, 1948, members of Jewish/Israeli terrorist organisation Irgun drove a produce truck loaded with explosives into the main square of the Arab city of Jaffa. After retreating to a safe distance, they detonated the truck, killing at least 26 Palestinian men, women and children.

1953, Ariel Sharon carried out a series of terror raids across the Israeli borders into refugee camps, villages and Bedouin encampments. That September, he led Unit 101 in an attack on Bedouins in demilitarized Al Auja.

1953, Sharon's Unit 101 carried out the Massacre of Qibya, northwest of Jerusalem. 42 houses as well as the school and the mosque of the village were dynamited over their inhabitants. 75 women, men and children were killed.

In Gaza, in 1971, Sharon's forces blew up houses, bulldozed large tracts of refugee camps, imposed severe collective punishments and imprisoned hundreds of young Palestinians. Numerous civilians were killed or unjustly imprisoned, their houses demolished and the whole area was effectively transformed into a jail.

In 1967 there was war between Israel and a number of Arab countries. Both Yitzhak Rabin, then chief of staff, and Meir Amit, chief of Mossad, said that Nasser did not want war, while Menachem Begin admitted, "We must be honest with ourselves. We decided to attack him."

In October 1976 a Mossad unit kidnapped two West German students named Brigette Schulz and Thomas Reuter from their Paris hotel. Planted "clues" and anonymous phone calls made it appear that a Bavarian "neo-nazi" formation had executed the abduction. French intelligence established that the two German youths had been secretly flown to Israel, drugged, tortured, coerced into a false "confession of complicity" in PLO activities, and then anonymously incarcerated in one of the Israeli government's notorious political prisons.

In August of 1982 Sharon ordered the indiscriminate bombing of schools, hospitals and apartment blocs in Beirut, Lebanon.

Zeev Schiff and Ehud Yaari wrote that Sharon told Israeli officers that Palestinian neighborhoods in Beirut should be "utterly destroyed."

Leon Weiseltier, writing in the "New Republic" magazine, called Sharon's attacks on Beirut, "terror-bombing pure and simple."

Some 17,000 Arab civilians were killed in Sharon's Beirut bombings (The Independent [UK], Feb. 6, 2001).

September 16th, 1982: The massacre of the Sabra and Shatila Palestinian refugee Camps in Beirut, Lebanon in 1982, took place during the Israeli invasion of Lebanon. The Lebanese Christian Phalangist Militia in an alliance with Israel, and under the direct command of then Isr aeli Defense Minister Ariel Sharon, mass murdered 2,750 men, women and children (according to a body count by the Red Cross on September 23, 1982).

Whole families were murdered, many were raped and tortured before being killed.

The principal war criminal bearing legal responsibility for the massacre was then Israeli Defense Minister General Ariel Sharon, perpetrator of the Qibya massacre, and Foreign Minister Yitzhak Shamir, associated with Deir Yassin massacre and assassination of UN mediator Count Folke Bernadotte.

Dr. Baruch Goldstein, massacred 40 people in prayer at the al-Ibrahimi Mosque in February of 1994.

"Goldstein is indeed being worshipped as a saint in (the Jewish settlement ) Kiryat Arba. His intercession before God is asked by pilgrims and it is reported that he cures the ill and generally helps those Jews who ask his help." - Rabbi Yitzhak Ginsburg

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef has allegedly called for the killing of Arabs.

During a sermon before the 2001 Passover holiday, the Israeli Rabbi Ovadia Yosef exclaimed: "May the Holy Name visit retribution on the Arab heads, and cause their seed to be lost, and annihilate them."

He added: "It is forbidden to have pity on them.... annihilate them. Evil ones, damnable ones." Source: Ha'aretz April 12, 2001

"One million Arab lives are not worth one Jewish fingernail," declared Israeli Rabbi Yaacov Perrin, Feb. 27, 1994 [ N.Y. Times, Feb. 28, 1994]

Rabbi Yitzhak Ginsburg, Head of the Kever Yossev Yeshiva (school of Talmud) in Nablus, stated: "The blood of the Jewish people is loved by the Lord; it is therefore redder and their life is preferable."

Rabbi Shneur Zalman's book book, "Tanya" states that all non-Jews are "supernal refuse."

In the USA, the International Rabbinical Coalition (IRC) , a 3,000-member international organization founded in 1993, seeks the mass expulsion of the Palestinian people from their land.

Norman G. Finkelstein, in 'The Rise and Fall of Palestine: A Personal Account of the Intifada Years' (Minnesota) writes about Israeli terrorism:

At Jalazoun refugee camp, children were burning tires when a car pulled up. "The doors swung open, and four men (either settlers or the army in plainclothes) jumped out, shooting with abandon in every direction. The boy beside me was shot in the back, the bullet exiting from his navel.... Next day the Jerusalem Post reported that the army had fired in self-defense."

When the Israelis entered "the camps after dusk, soldiers or settlers sprayed them with bullets and tear gas, banged on doors and smashed windows and solar heaters, broke into homes, then beat a swift retreat (usually with a hostage or two)."

On one occasion the Israeli army ordered the inhabitants of three houses to clear out their life's belongings in fifteen minutes and then demolished the stone structures. "No warning. No explanation. No legal recourse."

In Jerusalem the police ordered Palestinian youngsters to dump their freshly cut vegetables into garbage bins. Nearby an old woman struggled to prevent a police officer from overturning her basket of goods and was knocked on the forehead by a second policeman. A Hebronite who refused to call Arafat a prostitute was clubbed.

Finkelstein quotes Israeli journalist Ari Shavit's account of what he saw at the internment camp at Gaza Beach:

"Many Palestinians awaiting trial are in their teens. Among them, here and there, are some boys who are small and appear to be very young.... Almost every night, after it has managed, in its interrogations, to 'break' a certain number of young men, the Shin Bet delivers to the [soldiers] a list with the names of the friends of the young men.... the soldiers...go out [and] come back with children of fifteen or sixteen years of age. The children grit their teeth. Their eyes bulge from their sockets. In not a few cases they have already been beaten.... Or maybe the doctor is to blame. You wake him up in the middle of the night to treat one of those just brought in -- a young man, barefoot, wounded, who looks as if he's having an epileptic fit, who tells you that they beat him just now on the back and the stomach and over the heart. There are ugly red marks all over his body. The doctor turns to the young man and shouts at him. In a loud, raging voice he says: May you die! And then he turns to me with a laugh: May they all die!"

Sources include: whatreallyhappened.com Educate America 2002 thenation.com Haaretz New York Times The Independent The Rise and Fall of Palestine, by Norman Finklestein The Directory of International Terrorism, by George Rosie

http://100777.com/node/500


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Saturday, July 16, 2005

Monaco - 2

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http://www.royalarchive.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=670&Itemid=2


Sharon Churcher and Caroline Graham, in the Mail on Sunday, 17 April 2005, wrote about thirteen-year-old Jazmin Grace Grimaldi from Desert Springs in California.

Jazmin's mother, former waitress Tamara Rotolo, claims that Jazmin is the love child of Prince Albert, the monarch of Monaco.

Tamara says she had a two-week affair with Albert in Monte Carlo in 1991 and her daughter Jazmin is the rightful heir to the throne.

A friend of Tamara, Bruce McCormack, told The Mail on Sunday: 'I understand that there has already been a warming of relations between Jazmin's mother and the prince and that at the very least he would like to have the right to visit his daughter. '

In July 1991 Tamara was on holiday holiday in Monaco. Reportedly, Albert spotted her in the crowd at a tennis tournament.

The Mail on Sunday reported:

"Their subsequent 'encounters', as she describes them in sworn testimony, took place between July 8 and July 29 on his yacht - where a photographer captured him clutching her bikini-clad bottom - at the Monaco Loews Hotel, at the TexMex American-style restaurant, at a nightclub called Jimmy'z and in the prince's apartment."

Tamara became pregnant.

According to the Mail on Sunday: "when Albert sheepishly told his father the truth, Rainier was enraged and ordered him to sever all ties with Tamara and take no responsibility."

British author John Glatt said: 'If Albert admitted that Jazmin was his daughter, it would be an identical situation to that which took place a century earlier when a laundrywoman gave birth to Prince Albert's grandmother - Prince Rainier's mother. That was the last thing Rainier wanted to be reminded of.'

The Mail on Sunday article continues:

"Rainier assumed the throne from the wrong side of the bedsheets. His mother, Charlotte, was the illegitimate child of an Algerian washerwoman and the then heir to the Monaco throne, Prince Louis, who had an affair in 1898.

"OTHERWISE childless, Louis recognised and legally adopted Charlotte.

"Her son, Prince Rainier, inherited the throne and the Grimaldis' reported £1 billion fortune, now passed down to Albert.

"Albert's unmarried state and lack of an heir prompted Rainier to amend the constitution in 2002 allowing Albert's sisters, Caroline and Stephanie, to join the line of succession. It is this change to allow female succession that could result in Jazmin succeeding Albert if she takes up Monaco citizenship."

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/4656797.stm

6 July 2005

Prince Albert II of Monaco has acknowledged that he has had an illegitimate child with a flight attendant from Togo.

Lawyer Thierry Lacoste said that the prince, who is not married and has no heir, wanted to face up to his responsibilities.

He said the child, aged 22 months, would not be in line to the throne and would not have the name Grimaldi.

Former Air France flight attendant Nicole Coste is Togolese and holds French citizenship.

Ms Coste was quoted as saying she met the prince on a flight in 1997, leading to a relationship and the birth of the boy, Alexandre, in August 2003.

Monaco - 1

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Peter Kurth, in "Cosmopolitan," July 1993, wrote about the House of Grimaldi.

http://www.peterkurth.com/MONACO.htm

Kurth reminds us that, in 1956, Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier.

Grace Kelly died in a car accident in 1982.

Rainier was 'a Mediterranean capitalist, the descendant of pirates'.

According to Kurth, he liked to 'watch television and eat pizza in his underwear.'

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Princess Stephanie of Monaco is described by Kurth as 'rock star, swimsuit designer, wannabe actress and full-time brat.'

Stephanie was in the car that crashed in 1982, killing Princess Grace. The Rover plunged off the mountain road from La Turbie on its way down to Monaco.

Kurth writes: 'Now she's playing at unwed motherhood, shacking up ... with Daniel Ducruet.'

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Kurth provides some facts about Monaco:

450 policemen.

Population 30,000.

Roughly 5000 are Monégasques - born there.

Monaco is a 'profitable gambling, real-estate, advertising, and corporate-convention empire.'

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Princess Caroline is recovering from the death of her husband, Italian businessman Stefano Casiraghi, in a speedboat accident in 1990.

Kurth writes: "For most of her life before she married Casiraghi, Caroline played the same kind of circus-princess role that Stephanie acts out now. She was petulant, unruly, sometimes stupidly defiant and shocking."

In the 1970s, Caroline married the much older, 'cavalier, epicurean' Phillipe Junot.

The Vatican, in 1992, granted Caroline an annulment from Junot.

"Caroline is fantastic," says Prince Dmitri of Yugoslavia, "She's highly intelligent, highly cultivated. She's brilliant. She can talk about anything: politics and art and metaphysics."

Kurth writes: 'Caroline has had a lot of help in her bereavement from French actor Vincent Lindon, her boyfriend of record, who is "shadowy" in a way that differs substantially from most of the lizards you meet in Monte Carlo... Lindon is also Jewish, and would presumably need to convert to Catholicism if he wants to marry Caroline.'

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Albert of Monaco, according to Kurth, "is handsome, athletic (he's an Olympic bobsledder), a wee bit nervous, and as nice as the day is long... Albert is the 'sweetest' of all the Grimaldis, the most like his mother, with Grace's tact and her well-known concern for the feelings of other people."

Kurth writes: 'Albert himself has publicly denied the rumors about his sexuality, but he's smart enough to realize that no denial he can make would satisfy the press or his eager legion of gay male fans. His photograph appears in the newspapers with astonishing regularity as he frolics in boats and on sunlit beaches with a wide assortment of bare-breasted girls. He's been seen on the slopes, so to speak, in the company of Brooke Shields, Donna Rice, Catherine Oxenberg, and, most recently, Claudia Schiffer, but again, so far as anyone knows, there's "nobody serious" in the picture.'

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http://www.skolnicksreport.com/murdingold-up.html

Sherman H. Skolnick, 2-8-99, wrote about a billionaire banker's mysterious death.

Edmond J. Safra died in Monaco. Safra's male nurse reportedly set Safra's flat on fire.

According to Skolnick, 'the police and others are pondering whether some criminal gang, such as the Russian mafiya, who had grievances against Banker Safra, arranged to plant the "male nurse" in Safra's dwelling to arrange whatever caused his death....

"Formed in 1966, Safra's banking and precious metals empire was founded and built primarily after the creation of the State of Israel, by Safra acting as the savvy money laundry expert for wealthy Sephardic Jews desiring to extract their fortunes as they were fleeing Arab countries where they resided. Safra was reportedly an expert on gold smuggling and the use of the precious metal in secret financing of covert operations, such as political assassinations, by intelligence agencies, such as the American CIA.

"A flood of stories has developed...


"Princess Grace ... was murdered in a sabotaged car crash on a hill between Monaco and France. Some claim she was silenced. She apparently spoke too much about the traditional Italian and Sicilian mafia and their use of the warehouses on the Monaco shoreline and gold smuggling. Also: "Founding Father" Joseph P. Kennedy, of the Kennedy clan, lived in Monaco late in his life to be able to work secretive gold deals for his family in the U.S. where up to 1975, gold ownership by U.S. citizens was against federal law...."

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Prince Albert of Monaco ascended the throne on 12 July 2005.

The 47-year-old prince promised he would continue efforts made over the past few years to clean up Monaco's image as a centre for money laundering and loose financial controls.

"I intend to have ethics as the basis of the behaviour of Monaco authorities," he said after being blessed at a Roman Catholic mass. "Money and virtue should always go hand in hand."

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Friday, July 15, 2005

Child abuse in Southern Africa.

http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=15&art_id=vn20050710123619850C495299

South Africa:

Juggie Naran, in the 'Sunday Argus', 10 July 2005, reported on a survey showing that 'More younger children are having sex.'

CIET Africa (Community Information, Empowerment and Transparency), a network of professionals from various disciplines, carried out a survey in 2002. They found:

One out of every three children is having sex at the age of 10, and 17 out of 100 will deliberately spread the virus if they know they are HIV-positive.

The survey was published in the British Medical Journal last year.The study involved 269 905 pupils in Grades 6 to 11 in all language groups, across a range of schools.

Some of the other disturbing findings included:

Two out of 10 pupils did not believe condoms prevented pregnancy or other sexually transmitted diseases.

One in 10 said they believed sex with a virgin could cure HIV/Aids.

One in 10 had been raped in the past year.

Three out of every 100 pupils thought that girls liked sexually violent boys.

One out of every 10 thought that girls who got raped, asked for it.

The study reported: "43 percent of all sexual crimes committed on children reported to Childline, were committed by children under 18."

CIET Africa research concluded that of every 394 offences committed, only 272 were reported.

The study also found:

Children can, in fact, heal. It is essential to acknowledge and support the child's capacity to heal and benefit from therapy and a healing environment.

Children often cannot say "no" because the abuser is more powerful physically and psychologically. There is a universal norm of respect for an older person that most children have internalised. Older people have access to resources children may need or want and use these to manipulate the child.

The Advice Desk for the Abused executive director, Fatima Bayat, said:

"Media, especially television, plays a very influential role to enhance kids' curiosity and encourages them to become sexually active. Explicit messages with sexual connotations are common.

"Often young girls, deprived of financial security and love, become victims of rape or consenting to sex for fear of rejection."

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Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Virgin Trains must lose its franchise

I have traveled on trains in Africa and Asia. No rail journey is as bad as that between Glasgow and Penzance on a Virgin train.

Virgin Trains is a UK long distance rail operator. They currently hold the West Coast rail franchise.

A return journey from Glasgow to Penzance:

1. The journey is too expensive. Cost of a standard open return - £251

2. The journey is too slow. In theory the journey time is around 9 hours and 50 minutes. Our journey from Penzance to Glasgow took over ten hours due to delays. We missed our connections.

(The cost of a one week holiday in Cyprus can be as low as £250. The flight time to Cyprus is around 4 hours.)

3. The trains are overcrowded. The trains we travelled on had only four carriages.

Many passengers were forced to stand in the aisles because there were too few seats. Only between Plymouth and Penzance were there enough seats.

4. Catering is poor. There was no restaurant car. In the tiny buffet car, the tea and coffee machines were not working.

5. Maintenance is poor. Some of the toilets were out of action.

6. There is not enough space for luggage. There are only two small areas where suitcases can be placed. Much luggage has to be dumped in the aisles. The trains seem to be designed for commuters with little or no luggage.

7. Punctuality is a major problem. Our train was over one hour late and we missed our connection.

Richard Branson's Virgin West Coast Scottish route is often at the bottom of the punctuality league.

Virgin Trains tends to receive the most written complaints.

8. Virgin staff are often rude and unhelpful.

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BBC sleaze?

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According to some viewers, The BBC churns out corrupting propaganda and sleazy, violent junk.

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Is the BBC dominated by Moslems, Jews, Christians, Taoists or agnostics?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/tv_and_radio/4675073.stm

BBC executives accepted bonuses of up to 25% of their salaries last year.

Last year BBC Director general Mark Thompson, whose wife is Jewish, announced plans to shed 20% of the BBC's workforce over the next three years to cut costs.

Mr Thompson, who last year earned £459,000, said he "strongly recommended" that exectives should accept their bonuses.

Deputy director general Mark Byford received a £92,000 bonus on top of his £351,000 salary and benefits of £14,000.

Jana Bennett, director of television, topped up her £255,000 salary with a bonus of £63,000. With benefits, her annual pay packet was £334,000.

Jenny Abramsky, director of radio and music, received a bonus of £58,000, while Stephen Dando, head of the human resources division BBC People, received a bonus of £65,000 on top of his £245,000 salary.

BBC chairman Michael Grade is Jewish.

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http://palestineblogs.com/archives/category/media/

From Palestineblogs:

The BBC’s “This World” documentary ‘Inside Israel’s Jails’ (BBC2, 22/3/05, 9pm) was another saddening example of pro-Israeli propaganda paid for out of our licence fee. As someone who has lived and worked in Palestine and Israel I have met with representatives of Israeli human rights organisations who operate within the Israeli jails and continue to testify to the harsh conditions in operation there.

While some brave Israelis speak out against Israel’s abuse of Palestinian political prisoners Britain’s 2 million Muslims continue to allow their license fee to be spent on PR for the Israeli government! We have the power to ensure the BBC tells the public the truth about Israel’s crimes – please take 2 minutes to complain to the BBC using the following points:

‘This World: Inside Israel’s Jails’, BBC2, 22/3/05, 9pm presented a grossly distorted portrayal of Israeli treatment of Palestinian political prisoners by failing to provide essential context. E.g. the condemnation by Israeli human rights groups such as Bt’selem and Physicians for Human Rights of Israel’s use of torture and abuse of human rights against political prisoners.

The program failed to mention that Israel has not signed the Geneva Convention.

The program failed to mention that children as young as 12 can be imprisoned in Israeli jails for periods up to 9 months for throwing a stone!

The program failed to mention that since the beginning of the second Intifada 40% of Palestinian men have been imprisoned in Israeli jails.

The conditions the programme was filmed under seem destined to result in Israeli propaganda – the Israeli Authorities had granted the film crew their access and the Palestinians were not free to talk without fear of reprisals from their Israeli captors. Why was such a flawed project undertaken by the BBC? Why did the BBC not film anonymous released prisoners who could have discussed the torture they suffer?

This programme is part of a wider pro-Israel bias in BBC reporting. Research by the Glasgow University Media Group has documented the BBC’s failure to objectively report this conflict – what is the BBC doing to address this problem?

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A Glasgow University study found that the BBC favors Israel in its reporting.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3829967.stm

The study, by the Media Group at Scotland's Glasgow University, found Israelis were quoted more than twice as much as Palestinians in reports.

It said that news programmes did not provide enough information about the conflict's history and origins.

Many viewers were also not even sure who was "occupying" whose territory.

Researchers found that, in addition to "a preponderance of official Israeli perspectives", US politicians who support Israel were "very strongly featured" in news programmes, appearing more than politicians from any other country and twice as much as those from Britain.

The report takes issue with a tendency in the media to present the problem as "starting" with Palestinian action, while Israelis were seen to be "responding" with actions that were explained and contextualised.

"There was very little discussion of the nature of the relationship between the two sides - that one [the Palestinians] was subject to military control by the other [Israel]," the report says.

Researchers also found a strong emphasis on Israeli casualties on the news despite the number of Palestinian deaths being considerably greater.

And the differences in language used by journalists for both sides were also noted.

"Words such as 'atrocity', 'brutal murder', 'mass murder', 'savage cold blooded killing', 'lynching' and 'slaughter' were used about Israeli deaths but not Palestinian," the report said.

"The word 'terrorist' was used to describe Palestinians by journalists but when an Israeli group was reported as trying to bomb a Palestinian school, they were referred to as 'extremists' or 'vigilantes'."

The survey also showed that the average British person knew little about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Many people in Britain think the Palestinians are occupying Israeli territory and not the other way round and some think Palestinians are refugees from Afghanistan, despite extensive media coverage of the conflict.

Coverage does not stress what military occupation is like, the report says

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Tuesday, July 05, 2005

North Wales paedophile ring, top people, the police and the security services

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Scallywag Magazine alleged that MI5 used to take foreign diplomats to the North Wales homes, give them boys to "play" with, secretly filmed them as they buggered, abused and tortured boys then kept the tapes as evidence.

Over a dozen victims who complained of abuse by the paedophile ring 'have met suspicious deaths'.

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http://conformandobey.co.uk/pages/nick-davies-97.html

October 15th, 1997

PUBLIC FIGURES NAMED IN PAEDOPHILE RING

Nick Davies, in The Guardian:

"Policemen, social workers and prominent public figures have been accused of belonging to a paedophile ring which indulged in a relentless campaign of physical and sexual abuse in children's homes in North Wales.

"The names of the alleged members of the ring have been given by witnesses in public sessions of the North Wales Child Abuse Tribunal, but they have been suppressed by the tribunal's chairman, Sir Ronald Waterhouse QC, who has threatened the media with High Court proceedings if they print them...

"Those named to the tribunal include:

"A man who bears the same surname as a prominent Conservative supporter. Two witnesses have told the tribunal of a rich and powerful man who belonged to the alleged ring.

"The son of an influential peer who admitted to police that he had been having sex with an under-age boy from one of the homes. Despite his admission, he was never prosecuted.

"A powerful public official who has previously been cleared of abuse. Six witnesses have given separate accounts to the tribunal of his alleged rape of young boys. Another has reported him attending parties in Wrexham which were supplied with boys from a children's home.

"Two social workers and two police officers, one of whom was accused of abuse on four separate occasions and exonerated each time, another of whom has since been jailed in another part of the country for gross indecency with a child.

"More than a dozen other local men, including an executive with a local authority, a senior probation officer and a director of a major company."

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/january/21/newsid_2506000/2506835.stm
1997: More than 80 people were named as child abusers in statements to the North Wales inquiry into claims of abuse by children in care, which has opened at Ewloe near Mold.

The largest number of complaints centre on the notorious Bryn Estyn home outside Wrexham, which has now closed. The deputy head of the home, Peter Howarth, was jailed in 1994 for 10 years for sexually abusing teenage boys.

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Sir Ronald Waterhouse's findings were published in February 2000. His report named and criticised almost 200 people for either abusing children or failing to offer them sufficient protection.

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http://www.socialequality.org.uk/iw/241/14a241.shtml

International Worker No 241, 8 November 8, 1997:

Tpny Hyland wrote an article entitled: 'State cover-up of high level paedophile ring.'

"Care workers ... acted as go-betweens for a paedophile ring that extends into the topmost layers of society.

"Policemen, church ministers, local authority executives, senior businessmen and politicians, including someone believed to be a leading supporter of Margaret Thatcher, have been identified.

"The present Public Tribunal into the case...... measures have been taken to prevent the proceedings from being covered fully in the national media.

"In the event the press has been virtually absent from the proceedings. There would have been no significant national coverage of this major scandal, if not for the work of a single journalist, Nick Davies of The Guardian...

"Waterhouse has also indicated that the final report will not find the "public figure" culpable of any crimes, even though he has been identified by six victims. He stated that whilst a number of the abusers will be named, those of the two policemen will be omitted, even though one of them has already been convicted of sexual offences against children...

"39 children's homes in North Wales have been implicated. Nearly 300 people have given evidence as victims of abuse. Some 148 individuals have been identified as abusers...

Key aspects:

"John Allen, a convicted paedophile, ran a complex of homes in London and North Wales that supplied children to wealthy outsiders. Allen is currently serving a six year sentence.

"At the Bryn Alyn home, two senior officials have already been convicted of systematic sexual abuse of children in their care. Another, Paul Wilson, was convicted of violent attacks on children but given a suspended sentence. He was accused of physical assault on 66 occasions by 66 different boys.

"A room at the Crest Hotel in Wrexham was regularly hired out on Sunday evenings to VIP's who were ensured a steady supply of children for their sexual gratification.

"Over a dozen victims who complained of abuse by the paedophile ring have met suspicious deaths. Two brothers who were abused by Allen were trying to blackmail him. In April 1992 one of them died in a house fire in Brighton. The other died soon afterwards in mysterious circumstances....

"One witness ...claimed to have been abused by 49 different people. At the age of 11, he attended army cadets where two of the instructors, both policemen, raped him repeatedly. At an army cadet weekend camp he was raped by another instructor.

"Far from social services providing a haven from such abuse, it became the means through which he was exposed to even worse physical and mental torment. At his first home he was indecently assaulted by the superintendent, groped by one housemaster, beaten by another, half-drowned by a senior housemaster and slapped by a policemen he tried to complain to.

"At his second home, aged 15, he was abused by those in charge of the centre and offered up to wealthy outsiders. He described one of these as "a powerful public figure". After this man took him to an outhouse and orally and anally raped him, he was told, "Just remember who I am."

"At the age of 16, he ran away from the Wrexham home, but ended up in the custody of one of the army cadet instructors who had raped him. This man introduced him to a group of 20 associates, who took turns to abuse him. Amongst the culprits identified were two jewellers, a director of a major company, a local authority executive, a Roman Catholic priest and another social worker. Many of those identified have subsequently been convicted of sexual crimes against children...

"The most revealing evidence is that regarding one of the paedophiles, who it was hinted at was one of Mrs Thatcher's most prominent supporters.

"When the police finally arrested 17 suspects during an inquiry in 1991 the victim claims, 'For some unknown reason, he was not arrested like anybody else. He was allowed to walk round the North Wales Police headquarters and he was allowed to vindicate himself from anything, as if he was the boss... I tried to tell the police of many instances not just relating to him and I was told at the time, and I will never forget it as long as I live, that they were not interested in that.'

"The tribunal was informed that the North Wales police had in fact recommended that the man be prosecuted, but this was blocked by the Crown Prosecution Service in London - which took over the case from its local branch...

"Those who turned to the police or other social workers for help were met with indifference or outright hostility. A total of 27 separate police inquiries failed to produce anything substantial.

"When the police finally launched a major inquiry in 1991, they secured the conviction of only four of the care workers and concluded that there was no evidence of a paedophile ring. A total of 13 reports by social services went unpublished. Clwyd County Council commissioned an independent inquiry and then ruled that its report could not be published..."

Now defunct magazine Scallywag covered events at Bryn Alyn in detail

Black magic, spies and child abuse

The Catholic church, teenage boys and the CIA

History of Sexpionage

Child sex and top Americans?

Amsterdam - Haunting


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Monday, July 04, 2005

Elton John, Saudi Arabia, Jamaica, Namibia, Uganda

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,6903,1520086,00.html

Elton John, writing in the Observer on 3 July 2005, wants to 'make prejudice history.'

Amnesty International states that around 80 countries still have laws that criminalise sex between same-sex consenting adults.

In Saudi Arabia, four men were recently sentenced to 2,000 lashes and two years' imprisonment after attending a 'gay wedding'.

( For bisexual behaviour in the Moslem world see Siwa Anwar Ibrahim and sex and the CIA
Morocco Bisexual animals? Bisexual Moslems? Sex with boys? )

The human body cannot usually withstand being flogged more than 50 times, so the punishment will be administered up to 50 lashes at a time at intervals of two weeks.

Jamaica has stern punishments for homosexual behaviour. This can include 10 years' imprisonment with hard labour.

"Homophobic violence, including beatings by whole crowds, rape, torture and even murder, is rife in Jamaica."

Brian Williamson, who co-founded Jamaica's first gay rights organisation, was brutally murdered a year ago.

In Namibia, children "routinely face discrimination and abuse from students and teachers because of their sexuality."

In Uganda, President Museveni is notoriously outspoken with his anti-gay campaigns.

Many politicians, from Africa to Asia and Latin America, proclaim that homosexuality is 'not part of our culture', an imported 'European perversion' that needs to be eradicated. 'Those who want to (continue with homosexual activities) must pack up and go back to Europe,' was how ex-President Nujoma of Namibia put it.

( See Malcolm X Different cultures Varieties of sex

Among bonobo apes, which are reputed to be jolly and sociable creatures, sex takes place between males and males, between females and females, between males and females, and between adults and children. Bonobos, according to recent research, may be closer to us than chimps; bonobos share 98% of our genetic profile. FLIRTING BOYS and peeing down the legs of morning suits. )

In Colombia, "paramilitaries and armed groups have made it their business to target gay people for 'social cleansing' as part of their policing of communities."

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British school children

Why do the British people put up with Blair, New Labour and corrupt institutions?

Julie Henry, in the Sunday Telegraph 03/07/2005, writes about Schools in Blair's Britain.

An 'undercover teacher' carried out an investigation for a Channel 4 Dispatches programme.

This is what she found:

"The girl was ignoring me and playing music on her mobile phone, so loudly that the rest of the class could hear. I kept telling her to stop. Then suddenly she lost control. Standing up, she put her face inches from mine and shrieked: 'Don't make me hurt you. I swear to God I will do it.'...

"This was the type of behaviour I encountered again and again in the 16 secondary schools I went in to...

"What struck me very early on was that poor, even outrageous indiscipline - children leaping across tables or wandering around brandishing fire extinguishers - had become acceptable. At one school, I was calmly advised by a female colleague to lock the classroom door while I was teaching, to 'protect' myself and my class from the marauding groups in the corridors....

"When Ofsted inspectors arrived the week after for a two-day visit, however, the school was suddenly transformed. I got through a whole lesson without incident, the corridors were mayhem-free, the atmosphere calmer. The mystery was solved by a classroom assistant who told me in a hushed exchange in the lavatory that more than 20 of the most difficult pupils had been sent on a 'day trip'...

"As inspectors monitored lessons, senior managers popped up taking classes that they did not normally teach. Experienced teachers from neighbouring schools were parachuted in...

"I was sent to Highbury Grove School, in north London. On my first day, I was told to 'f*** off' by a 13-year-old boy...'

"I had three fights in one lesson last week,' another frustrated teacher told me in the staff room. When the fourth one started, I just couldn't be bothered. No one does anything here.'

"...Behind the statistics there are schools deliberately misleading inspectors, league tables being manipulated, widespread out-of-control behaviour, violence, swearing. Schools are under immense pressure not to exclude badly behaved children, yet they do not seem to have the resources to deal with them properly or the funding to have smaller classes or more classroom assistants.

"When more than a third of children on the roll have behaviour problems, even the most dedicated teachers - and I met many during my investigation - are fighting a losing battle...

"I will remember the 15-year-old girl from Intake High, bright and cheerful despite the chaos, who started to write a letter to Tony Blair in class. It began: 'Dear Prime Minister, me and my colleagues have a problem. We have had 26 supply teachers since the start of the year, when we should have a proper teacher because our GCSEs are at risk.'"

Dispatches: 'Undercover Teacher' on Channel 4.