Sunday, December 31, 2006

Famous people from Polydeukion to Ted Haggard

Picture of Polydeukion from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historical_pederastic_couples

Polydeukes/Polydeukion was the favorite pupil and beloved of stoic philosopher and millionaire philanthropist Herodes Atticus.

Saint Peter, traditionally the first Pope, was married (Jesus cured his mother-in-law), known to have taken his wife along on his apostolic/mission journeys (1 Cor. 9:5).

Pope St. Hormisdas (514–523) was married and widowed before ordination. He was the father of Pope Silverius.

Pope Adrian II (867–872) was married before taking orders and had a daughter.

Pope Sergius III (904–911) was supposedly the father of Pope John XI by Marozia (Source: Liber Pontificalis, Liutprand of Cremona).

Pope John XII (955–963) (deposed by Conclave) was said to have turned the Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano into a brothel and was accused of adultery, fornication, and incest (Source: Patrologia Latina).

Pope Clement IV (1265–1268) was married before taking holy orders, and had several children.

Pope Pius II (1458–1464) had several illegitimate children.

Pope Innocent VIII (1484–1492) had several illegitimate children.

Pope Alexander VI (1492–1503) had a notably long affair with Vannozza dei Cattanei before his papacy, by whom he had his famous illegitimate children Cesare and Lucrezia. A later mistress, Giulia Farnese, was the sister of Alessandro Farnese, who later became Pope Paul III. Rumors of Alexander's sexual activity were even more wild — see Banquet of Chestnuts. He fathered a total of seven children.

Pope Julius II (1503–1513) had three illegitimate daughters.

Pope Clement VII (1523–1534) was probably the father of Alessandro de' Medici, whom he made Duke of Florence.

Pope Paul III (1534–1549) held off ordination in order to continue his promiscuous lifestyle, fathering four illegitimate children by his mistress. His nickname was "Cardinal Petticoat" because his sister Giulia had been Alexander VI's mistress. He made his illegitimate son Pier Luigi Farnese the first Duke of Parma.

Pope Pius IV (1559–1565) had several illegitimate children.

Pope Gregory XIII (1572–1585) had an illegitimate son before he took holy orders.

Jack Hyles was publicly accused of having an affair with a church member's wife.

Jim Bakker resigned as host of the PTL Club in 1987, amidst a scandal involving former secretary Jessica Hahn.

Bob Gray, founder of Trinity Baptist College, was in June 2006 accused of molesting more than 20 children.[2]

Jimmy Swaggart was photographed in 1988 in series of meetings with prostitutes. When this was exposed his ministry was destroyed. He was later stopped by police officers in 1991 with a prostitute in his vehicle.

Ted Haggard, President of the National Association of Evangelicals and founder of New Life Church, resigned his positions at his church and the National Association of Evangelicals on November 2nd, 2006 following allegations he maintained a three-year-long sexual relationship with a male escort, Mike Jones.

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Monday, November 20, 2006

Liverpool Lulaby

Thank You Friends
From: fatdwarf56

Mother Theresa Poem

David Bohm believes there is life and consciousness in all matter. New evolutionary developments do not happen in a random fashion. David Bohm

'The U.S. was not only financing the French against the North Vietnamese, but was also financing the North Vietnamese. Why? Because the military-industrial complex is amoral and doesn’t quibble over “sides” but how to most effectively bloat the profits of war.' WHEN HISTORY BECOMES CHOPPED LIVER

Willing Servants of Evil : Intelligence Agencies The Elite

CIA guns drugs bank fraud Iraq

http://aangirfan.blogspot.com/

Sunday, November 19, 2006

www.libroelibri.com

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In The Symposium the argument from Plato/Socrates is that beauty of the soul is more important than beauty of the body. What we should be seeking is beauty that is eternal. If we can manage to recognise divine beauty, then we will act morally. We should love the beauty of the soul and we should love all the world's souls, not just one particular one.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Nona


In The Symposium the argument from Plato/Socrates is that beauty of the soul is more important than beauty of the body. What we should be seeking is beauty that is eternal. If we can manage to recognise divine beauty, then we will act morally. We should love the beauty of the soul and we should love all the world's souls, not just one particular one.

Artists A - Z
More Artists A - Z
More Artists A - Z (2)

http://nona-travel.blogspot.com/

Nona: some favourite videos

TRAVEL VIDEOS

There are homosexual and bisexual animals, ranging from gorillas to cats, dogs and guinea pigs. http://www.salon.com/it/feature/1999/03/cov_15featurea.html Samantha Bee of The Daily Show goes in search of gay penguins at New York Central Park Zoo. Includes interview with Paul Cameron, anti-gay, Christian fundamentalist "scientist". The Daily Show: Gay Penguins

Quean Gone Wild!?! Remix

Waranuch~Nai wah mai leum

Travel videos

http://helpchildrenofindia.org/

Funny

Not a virgin.

sexy preteen girls and boys

Mixed pickle

Un certain je ne sais quoi

Music videos

Military Intelligence officer and 9 11
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Obs8PDy6mY

Avoid Emirates airline

More videos

Dance videos

Strange videos

More Artists A - Z (2)

Eton schoolboys

Britten's Children

Meet Monaco's new princess of the desert

In bed with young boys

http://nona-art.blogspot.com/ http://nona-people.blogspot.com/ http://nona-travel.blogspot.com/

4 THE HIGHLAND CITY OF BANDUNG
http://jakartakid.blogspot.com/

Fine Art VIII

http://sanyosensei.blogspot.com/

Paris - pouting schoolgirls

Bombay

Haiti - Franz Pierre

Babylon

Amsterdam - Haunting

Should I sell my daughter?

The Boys' Nipples Party; 'Open-mouthed, I shall dream of altar boys'

Mark Oaten, Brokeback Mountain, Donald Rumsfeld, Hitler, Napoleon, Martin Luther, Abraham Lincoln...

8 May 2006
Young girls in Liberia are still being sexually exploited by aid workers and peacekeepers despite pledges to stamp out such abuse, Save the Children says.
Liberia sex-for-aid 'widespread'

26 February, 2002
BBC News AFRICA Child refugee sex scandal

BREAKING: Porter Goss Played More Than Cards

Sex, Lies, and Government Contracts

SEX....That (I believe) is how America managed to keep one generation of Middle East leadership under control.http://cannonfire.blogspot.com/2006/04/hookergate.html

The science of happiness

Where to stay in Europe

Guy Bourdin
http://www.guybourdin.org/gallery/
http://guybourdin.org/tour/

Liv Tyler
http://www.lovelylivtyler.com/gallery/gallery.php?display=thumbs&cat=134

Nona: BANGKOK

Nona: ENNEAGRAM

3. THE HILL TOWN OF BOGOR

I am on a round the world tour.

A E Housman

2. NIGHT AND DAY

Plight of Bulgaria’s lost children

http://cyberbali.com/sumbawa.htm
http://cyberbali.com/

http://cisarua.blogspot.com/

http://www.sitefoundry.com/biorhythms/index.html

1. JAKARTA: SIX DEGREES SOUTH

http://www.near-death.com/experiences/reincarnation01.html

" White House Ordered Prisoners at Abu Ghraib Sodomized "

A major health problem that we should get rid of.

Zinzendorf had an open relationship with a 14-year-old girl whom he made an eldress of the church.
http://books.guardian.co.uk/reviews/classics/0,,1744189,00.html

Susan Polk; Mossad; foreknowledge of 9 11

Springtime for Atta

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Recent Posts

Paul Verlaine

"It is in fact a series of 24 mostly articulate, well-argued lectures outlining a plan for world capitalist domination, with sharp political and social analysis, lots of Machiavelli and a Marxian sophistication in its understanding of capitalism and historical processes."
http://www.jewishtribalreview.org/jones.htm

Ali Baba

Sir John Crofton, now 93, is credited with helping to save the lives of 10 million people worldwide, yet remains unknown.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/4835384.stm

How old is love?

Jeremy Thorpe, a stable lad, Jack Straw and the security services

Indonesian porn law update

The Plot Against Harold Wilson - what they missed out.

Simple Math demonstrate that the Official 9/11 Account is a Fabrication http://wakeupfromyourslumber.blogspot.com/2006/03/simple-math-demonstrate-that-official.html

Sarah Payne, Roy Whiting and a conspiracy?

'Jermaine even suggested his father may have set up Michael to be somehow victimized by older men. He tells how his father would have Michael join in at late-night hotel room meetings with "important business people," and wondered whether "something happened" to Michael at those sessions.'Jackson 5.0

They have sex BEFORE they have supper... they enjoy rubbing their behinds together...
Bonobos shed an exciting new light... on "the role of sex in human society and overthrow established theories of the biological inevitability of human aggressiveness and the drive for power."
http://gaytoday.badpuppy.com/garchive/reviews/110397re.htm

Blair minister Margaret Hodge; Margaret Oppenheimer; child abuse in Islington

Peter and Gordon

Bali and porn laws:
It means that the display of pretima (sacred effigy), such as Lingga Yoni, is not covered by the exemption. It means that the display of a bare-breasted statue of Goddess Durgha inside a temple would still be considered by the bill as a crime...
http://jiwamerdeka.blogspot.com/

MEXICO

Don't turn a blind eye
http://www.buav.org/campaigns/primates/index.html

Operation Gladio: Template for the War on Terror

Fine Art VII

High price paid by unloved babies

Fine Art VI

Girls Interrupted

http://www.livinggenerously.com/articles/34

Fine Art V

AFRICA'S 'CHILD WITCHES'

JK Rowling: my fight Caged children in orphanages in Eastern Europe.

Mother Teresa

April Ashley

Tom Driberg, rent boys, Aleister Crowley, the KGB and MI5

Prophet Mohamed

Glasgow

How our brain distorts and deceives

'Mental ill-health and bad behaviour among teenagers have risen substantially in the past 30 years, across all classes and both sexes - and a sudden rise in their emotional problems started 20 years ago. Is it a coincidence that this was the time when mothers were rejoining the labour force in large numbers, and that the long-hours culture was taking hold in many jobs?'http://www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,,1696733,00.html

'Mr President, I just want you to know that over here I've got a couple of hundred million dollars for you and your family if you cooperate with your Uncle Sam and our oil companies. And over here I have a man with a gun in his hand and a bullet with your name on it.'http://www.guardian.co.uk/weekend/story/0,,1695280,00.html

Google
http://www.lrb.co.uk/v28/n02/lanc01_.html

Fine Art IV

The Upanishads, Creation, Pierre de Maupertuis, Jean Baptiste de Lamarck, Patrick Matthew and Alfred Russel Wallace

Fine Art III

Emperor Constantine

Johnny and the Bomb; Charlie and a gravestone

George Best's uncle Albert and life after death.

Fine Art II

Prime Numbers and laws

Cover-up of satanic abuse?

Richard Dawkins and God and terror

Science and religion
Hinduism & Quantum Physics
The consciousness causes collapse interpretation

A blog you will love! http://wassumbee.blogspot.com/

Malta is the happiest place on earth

C S Lewis

Fine Art
Girls in art
Donatello, Deineka, Guttuso...

Index to Monaco'sHistory and Royalty
http://worldroots.com/brigitte/royal/royal12b.htm
Andrea Albert Pierre Casiraghi
http://worldroots.com/brigitte/royal/gifs/andreamonaco4.jpg
Charlotte
http://worldroots.com/brigitte/gifs3/andreamonaco21.jpg
http://worldroots.com/brigitte/royal/andreamonaco.htm

Monaco and the French Riviera

Prince John and Katherine and Nerissa Bowes Lyon

LIFE AFTER DEATH

My Family And Other Animals

Dark Ages

Moderation...

What girls like is stimulation

Alison Jackson

The bin Ladens

Italy : Art

Bisexuality as a way to prevent population imbalances and global collapse

Diana and the security services

http://www.thechoirboys.co.uk/site.php

My baby needs a shepherd

Girls in art
Donatello, Deineka, Guttuso...

Rio de Janeiro - Escape!

Muriel Degauque and Charleroi

Tycoon spends £6m on daughter's party

In Command of History: Churchill Fighting and Writing the Second World War.

Baden-Powell and boy scouts

Napoleon - the first fascist in modern European history.

Smoosh

Alan Watts : God: Hindu Gateway: Article

Da Vinci, Buccleuch, Hess, Oscar Wilde

Italy : Art

Donatello, Deineka, Guttuso...

Download Billy Elliot (Liam) Children in need.

Boy Band

EPA TO ALLOW PESTICIDE TESTING ON ORPHANS & MENTALLY HANDICAPPED CHILDREN http://www.organicconsumers.org/epa6.cfm Send a letter to EPA here!

Von Gloeden

British army executes young boys

Schoolgirls beheaded by ninjas - Updated

Charles II, The Earl of Rochester, Johnny Depp

He is renowned for being anti-vice.

Look out, kid

Double Agents - Militants Beware

Beethoven

The Romans

Pimp My Scooter

Schoolgirls beheaded by ninjas.

Mediterranean customs?

Ronald Reagan

King Billy

Young boy trapped in flat with dead mum for up to 6 weeks; how uncaring are the people of Edinburgh?

School indiscipline: solutions to the problem.

They F*** You Up

Child abuse and schozophrenia?

Napoleon

Eleanor Roosevelt

Liam Fox hits out at 'gay smears'.

Cocaine and heroin from Columbia; drugs and top people

Stupid British kids

Guy Burgess, Captain Macnamara, J H Sharp, Tom Wylie and Edouard Pfeiffer.

Psychic barber

The Bush Political Machine and Organized Crime

Female film stars

Belief in God

Indian sex workers

Preteen sex and the Christian Coalition?

Majority of parents fail to report missing children

http://www.theage.com.au/news/arts/unmasked-the-real-shakespeare/2005/10/05/1128191785837.html

Football

'CHILD SEX SATANISTS' WON'T GO TO COURT

Bisexual Africa

From Nero to Mick Jagger

KEYNES

BULLYING

Turkey: 'half the children at the country's biggest child psychiatric hospital die every year'.

FLIRTING BOYS and peeing down the legs of morning suits.

Murder capital of Europe.
He got his father jailed for sexual abuse

Bob Dylan
Pakistan and sex

Cherie
Camilla and Diana
BUDHIA
Systemic paedophilia:
http://rigorousintuition.blogspot.com/2005/09/fortune-in-mens-eyes.html
Art
Lord Londonderry
Thirty Nine Steps
Jews and Freemasons?
CHILD STARS
D H Lawrence
Venice
Daniel Dunglas Home
Was Churchill Jewish?
Tesco
"7/7 Bombers" movements Physically Impossible
What do kids know?
http://www.vialls.com/subliminalsuggestion/saddamscam.html
Sir Cliff Richards
British 13-year-olds selling drugs for the CIA?
Arabian Nights, Ravel and beautiful young boys.
Natural Law Party
Child abuse cover-up
Fundamentalists
Thugs in suits
SEX
Lytton Strachey
Puglia; Norman Douglas and 15 year-olds; Lunch with Elizabeth David
Gay Moslems
SUPRIONO and NUR
Edinburgh
http://www.sundayherald.com/43796
Aelred of Rievaulx
MOROCCO TRAVEL

London Bombs

Casanova
Mohamed Atta - Welcome to Terrorland.
Baron Jacques d'Adelsward
America is held in a death-grip by fascists.

Naples Earthquake

Ashton-on-Mersey school
Planes brought down by the CIA?
Israeli terrorism
Monaco - 1
Monaco - 2
Child abuse in Southern Africa.
BBC sleaze?
Virgin Trains must lose its franchise

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

British school children
Elton John, Saudi Arabia, Jamaica, Namibia, Uganda

Stars

Hosanna Church
Chisholm, Zinser, Galloway, Blair
Iran and corruption and sex and prostitution
The 'Bible Fraud' is a fraud? And the 'Da Vinci Code'?

Melaka - Wiggly Bottoms

Numbers, Numerology, The Hermetic Universe
Akhenaton

American soldiers shoot small children?
Siwa
Winston Churchill
Suffering children
Martin Luther
Shakespeare

Alexander the Great
Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormons, Masons
Abraham Lincoln

John Duncan, Hornel, Monet, Faucon...

Black boys, 'Britain's main crime problem', need 'segregation and discipline' at school?
Mao
Andre Gide
Cardinal Spellman
Anwar Ibrahim and sex and the CIA
Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence
Sex in UK primary schools; crime and cash obsessed youth; the culture of fear

TEENAGERS AND CRIME AND BHUTAN

It makes you blind?
Different cultures
Yin and yang?
Nehru - India's former leader.
Mountbatten, Oldfield, Kitchener, Haig...

Consider the lilies

Elvis Presley
Malcolm X
Murder of American kids

Malta

Police fears for hundreds of children missing in London
Manchester United and Jewish influence in sport
Hitler died in 1960?
The Duke and Duchess of Windsor
Kaiser Wilhelm II, Prince Eulenberg and Friedrich Krupp
Michio Kaku and parallel universes
Varieties of sex

Morocco

Give someone a hug
Doctor Who - Aliens of London
Violence in schools
Which celebrities would have backed Hitler?
Britain's most famous general

Nabokov and Pale Fire and deception

Bombay

Bisexual animals? Bisexual Moslems? Sex with boys?
The origin of AIDS and other diseases
'Kingdom by the Sea' by Paul Theroux

Christian gangsters, the American-trained military and terror

Black magic, spies and child abuse
Fascist American troops murder children?
Popes and sex.
The Catholic church, teenage boys and the CIA

Mark Twain and boys and girls
R L Stevenson and boys
History of Sexpionage

FLIRTING BOYS and peeing down the legs of morning suits.

CAPRI, BRONZED BOYS AND GRAHAM GREENE

Child sex and top Americans?

Haiti - Franz Pierre

Hugging children

Babylon

Bisexual Hollywood?

ENID BLYTON

TEENAGERS AND CRIME AND BHUTAN

A BOY IN A SCHOOL BLAZER

The greatest book
Moldova - poorest country in Europe

Zimbabwe - simple huts, innocent children, economic meltdown

Censorship
Nicene Christians

Buddhism
Happiness - according to Oswald and Layard
Cows

MANN'S MAGIC MOUNTAIN
HUGS PREVENT WAR?
Amsterdam - Haunting

Respect the animal kingdom

BANGKOK

ENNEAGRAM
COLOUR TEST
FLORIDA
Should I sell my daughter?
Street people in the UK

Street Child - What's a Sweet Boy Like You Doing in a Sleazy Place Like This?
street children
GOP pedophilia?
Banks
Airlines - Holiday Which

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Not a virgin.

Jaroslav Pelikan has written 'Whose Bible Is It? A History of the Scriptures Through the Ages' (Penguin).

In his review of this book, in the Guardian, 29 July 2006, Nicholas Lezard wrote:

http://books.guardian.co.uk/review/story/0,,1831322,00.html

Nowadays, when a frightening percentage of Americans believe in the strict literal truth of the Bible, it is salutary to be reminded that the text we have today is an accretion of translations - from Hebrew to Greek to Latin to English, and then to every language on earth - where the original sense can be almost wildly distorted.

Here, then, is chapter and verse on how the prophecy has it that a young woman, and not a virgin, would give birth to the Messiah; or, less controversially, how the line in the Psalms "he makes His angels spirits" should really read "He makes the winds His messengers".

When you add up the number of people who have been slaughtered because they favoured a particular interpretation, founded on a particular translation, then the matter becomes somewhat more than academic.


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Monday, June 05, 2006

Britten's Children

John Bridcut has written ‘Britten’s Children’, a book about the composer Benjamin Britten and his relationships with boys.

Bridcut writes:

'In his dealings with children, Britten was at his most engaging and lovable - the adult friend and collaborator we would all like to be.'

Britten was sexually attracted to, and had close friendships with, handsome boys.

One of these boys was Ronan Magill who is now quoted as saying:

'If he did (feel attraction), then I'm glad that he did - if I could make him think that way for even five seconds.'

In 1936, Harry Morris, aged 13, took a holiday in Cornwall with Britten, Britten's brother and sister, and the brother and sister’s families.

Morris’s family have claimed that Harry, who died a few years ago, was alarmed by something that happened on the second night of his Cornish stay.

Reportedly, Britten came into Harry’s room and made what seemed to be ‘a sexual approach’. Reportedly, Harry screamed and hit Britten with a chair. Reportedly, Harry returned to London the morning after the incident. The strange thing is that Harry actually remained on the holiday for a fortnight.

Bridcut writes that 'the account is more about a sense of threat than about an actual incident'. Bridcut suggests that perhaps Harry 'was disturbed by the continual arguments within the Britten family and absconded to London, armed with a story to explain his departure'.

Harry's mother has said that she did not believe Harry’s story.

Bridcut writes: 'If there ever was a "moment of madness" that so distressed Harry Morris, it was not to recur.'

In 1934 Britten met a 13-year-old German boy called Wulff Scherchen and they became close friends. Bridcut interviewed Scherchen for his book. Scherchen seems to describe a purely platonic relationship with Britten.

Peter Pears became Britten’s chief friend. Britten and Pears were visited by a number of boys and parents did not seem to be worried by this. One boy, called Roger Duncan, spent a lot of time with Britten.

As a boy actor and singer, David Hemmings stayed with Britten; Hemmings appeared in Britten’s ‘Turn of the Screw’.

Bridcut writes:

Hemmings left school, left his home in the London suburb of Tolworth, and arrived in Aldeburgh for voice training and to learn his part in the opera. For the next two or three months, he lived at Britten's Crag House. He became the darling of the household. "It was one of the most wonderful times of my entire life", Hemmings told me shortly before he died...

Before long, Britten's friends began to notice that he was captivated by Hemmings. The infatuation (and it is Hemmings's own word) lasted for most of the two years he worked with Britten. Charles Mackerras, who conducted at Aldeburgh in the mid-1950s, saw it at first hand. "David Hemmings was an extremely good-looking young chap and he also very much played up to Ben's obvious adoration of him, and drank it in," recalled Mackerras. "Ben's behaviour was so much that of the besotted lover that one thought that maybe he might have behaved improperly with him eventually. But if we can believe David Hemmings (and I do), there was no 'hanky-panky' at all."


Basil Coleman was another house-guest. "Ben got very fond of him, of course," said Coleman. "[It] would ultimately draw out a brilliant performance from the boy, because he was safe, as it were." Coleman rejoices in the devoted friendships Ben had with boys, friendships that he feels would have been hard for him to sustain in today's more censorious climate. But he does admit that one singer was concerned that the composer was getting too fond of Hemmings. Asked if he felt that was a risk, Coleman paused for a while before replying: "Not really. No - I trusted Ben... no."

Half a century on, Hemmings himself had no reservations. "He was not only a father to me, but a friend - and you couldn't have had a better father, or a better friend. He was generous and kind, and I was very lucky. I loved him dearly, I really did - I absolutely adored him. I didn't fancy him, I did go to bed with him, but I didn't go to bed with him in that way." He admitted Ben was infatuated with him: "Everybody asks me whether or not he gave me one. The answer to that question, as I have often said, is no, he did not. I have slept in his bed, yes, only because I was scared at night... and I have never ever, ever felt threatened by Ben at all because I was more heterosexual than Genghis Khan!"

I asked him whether he felt Britten's feelings for him had been those of a father for a son, or whether he had been in love with him. Hemmings's response was elliptical: "I think both are entwined. If you are in love with a young man, certainly you can consider him your son. He certainly wanted to bring me up, he certainly wanted to send me to an appropriate school where I could learn music and learn to play the piano, and, yes, he loved me, he did, he did. But he loved me like a father, not like a lover."

If some 12-year-old boys might have been too innocent to appreciate sexual danger signs, David Hemmings was not one of them. As a choirboy travelling from Tolworth to Hampton Court, he had been molested several times by a man on the bus, "so I knew what the goings were". Before leaving home for Suffolk the first time, he had been warned about Britten by his father, "strangely enough in Leicester Square men's lavatory. He told me - his exact words - 'You know he's a homo, don't you?'"


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Friday, May 19, 2006

Murder capital of Europe.

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Today, Glasgow is New Labour.

Today, Glasgow has a reputation for corruption, poverty and violence.

Today, Glasgow is said to be the murder capital of Europe.

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Murders involving knives in Strathclyde are three-and-a-half times higher than anywhere else in the UK.

A recent study in hospitals in Glasgow found that about half of those treated for knife wounds did not report the offences to the police.

The level of knife crime is similar to places like Latvia or Moscow.

BBC NEWS Scotland Police condemn knife crime level

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In the Calton district of Glasgow, male life expectancy is 53.9 years, almost ten years fewer than in Bangladesh. 58% of the adults in Calton do not work. http://www.economist.com/world/displaystory.cfm?story_id=6941798

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http://www.theglasgowstory.com/image.php?inum=TGSA05304

In the past, attempts were made to crack down on corruption. Sir Percy Sillitoe, Chief Constable of Glasgow, 1931-1943, tackled corruption among Glasgow bailies, resulting in jail sentences for five magistrates.

Sillitoe cracked down on gangs such as the Billy Boys and the Norman Conks who terrorised some inner city areas in the 1930s.

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http://www.wsws.org/news/1998/sep1998/scot-s17.shtml

From WSWS:

"The Labour Party in Scotland has had an effective majority for decades through its control of the local authorities. During this time it has spawned a distinct social layer who control billions of pounds in revenue, awarding building and planning contracts, administering services...

"The Scotsman newspaper ran several articles on Ferguslie Park Community Business Holdings (FCBH), in Paisley. This scheme, established in the 1980s in the working class area of Ferguslie Park, was supposedly aimed at building "community" businesses as a means of tackling unemployment. The Scotsman reported that at least part of the FCBH ...had fallen under the control of Paisley's drug gangs and was being used to launder money.

"Glasgow's Lord Provost, Patrick Lally, only recently successfully prevented Labour's attempt to expel him from office following allegations of corruption. Also in Glasgow, millionaire Labour MP, Mohammed Sarwar, has been suspended and faces legal action for allegedly attempting to bribe political opponents."

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http://briandeer.com/glasgow-labour-1.htm

"Party managers were dealing with an astonishing accumulation of allegations in and around Glasgow, including religious sectarianism, nepotism, links to drug dealing and organised crime, ballot-rigging, bribing a rival parliamentary candidate, and whispering campaigns that preceded the suicide of the MP for Paisley South."

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Thomas McGraw, 'The Licensee', is/was reportedly Glasgow's crime boss. Allegedly he has friends within the Glasgow police.

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/opinion/columnists/news/regmckay/tm_objectid
=15914252&method=full&siteid=66633&headline=troublee-brewing-name_page.html

Reg McKay, in The Daily Record, 29 August 2005, reported that a street brawl between police left people scrutinising the cosy relationship between the Licensee and 'his police officer pals.'

"One of the Serious Crime Squad grabbed McGraw and tried to take him away from his Scottish Crime Squad captors. Tug of war was on. Then one man threw a punch and bedlam broke out with police wrestling, kicking and butting each other as McGraw stood in the middle of the battle totally ignored.Locals gathered for the best entertainment they'd had in years. Duelling rozzers. One or two joined in, taking the chance of a free swipe at a copper.Eventually peace was restored and the two police outfits went into confab. Whatever was said, the handcuffs were unlocked and Thomas McGraw walked back to his flat, a free man once again."

The Daily Record wrote: "Local uniforms and CID could often be found sitting in the McGraws' home drinking tea and smoking.

"When McGraw bought The Caravel pub, certain well-known detectives were in regularly, drinking heavily and never putting their hand in their pockets. It was too cosy."

Reportedly, McGraw and his brother-in-law, Snaz Adams, have links to Loyalist groups in Ireland. "Snaz was an honorary officer of the UDA and McGraw a lifelong supporter."

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From the Daily Record:

"In one of Britain's top accountancy firms, an accountant accidentally saw a file one day. It was McGraw's and it showed more than £20million in offshore accounts.

"That's only the money he has clean enough to be accounted for and only in this country, never mind his operations in Spain, the Canaries, Ireland and Germany.

"Police experts have little doubt his total wealth tops £30million....

"TC Campbell remembers, in the early 1980s, sitting with The Licensee and some members of the BarL Team when two of McGraw's police contacts had obvious suntans at a time when Margaret was abroad.

"The cops teased McGraw about how his wife looked nude, a mole here, a small birthmark there, the noise she made.

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Paul Ferris, in his book, The Ferris Conspiracy, accused McGraw of fitting up innocent people and passing information to the cops in return for immunity from prosecution.

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Only a few Glaswegians carry Uzi sub machine guns.

The News of the World (4/3/01) gave a list of some Glasgow characters:

"Arthur Thompson Senior: known as The Godfather, dominated Scottish crime scene for 30 years until death in 1993 aged 62. Survived numerous assassination attempts. Had links with Kray and Richardson gangs.

"Arthur Thompson Junior: Known as Arty and Fatboy, murdered in 1991 aged 31 while on leave from jail for drug dealing. Ferris was later cleared of his killing.

"Thomas McGraw, aged 48, The Licensee flits between plush Glasgow villa and Tenerife. Had interests in taxis and ice cream vans, but now interested in construction industry. Cleared in major drugs trial in 1998.

"Tam Bagan: aged 45, serving 12 years for bungled security van hijack. Survived death threats after alleging seven Strathclyde detectives were on payroll of the Licensee...

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John-Reid, Karadzic, Lobbygate, NHS deficits, Commissioner for Standards, drugs

Breakdown of law and order in Scotland? Time for a change.

Thousands of pupils failing on the basics

Reportedly the CIA is still flying heroin to Europe and America

Glasgow police The UK police and drugs and kidnappings.

240,000 children living in poverty
One in every four children in Scotland lives in poverty, according to government statistics published yesterday.

Rank and file Scottish police want drugs legalised

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