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Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:51:04 +0000
Subject: Government may reverse FOI Supreme Court victory
You may have read about the Supreme Court's crucial judgment yesterday severely limiting the ability of ministers to veto disclosures under the Freedom of Information Act and ruling that the veto could not be used at all under the Environmental Information Regulations.
The ruling was a resounding victory for the Guardian newspaper which brought the case after the veto was used to block disclosure of Prince Charles' correspondence with ministers.
The Campaign intervened in the case, urging the Supreme Court to address the use of the veto against the Information Commissioner's decisions as well as those of the Upper Tribunal involved. As a result, the court's decision includes helpful comments on the issue.
Unfortunately, the prime minister immediately indicated that the government would consider amending the FOI Act to restore ministers' powers of veto.
FOI is already unpopular with government. We fear that after the election an incoming government would not just try to reverse the court's ruling, but propose even more damaging restrictions on the legislation.
Please support the Campaign in its efforts to prevent this happening and to strengthen FOI Act.
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Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:03:38 -0000
Subject: RE: fundies + airline pilots (+shooters)
RE: fundies + airline pilots (+shooters)
Heck no - can't see any `silver bullet' cure, because the systems which everyone's posing questions about; politics, police / security, churches / religions / fundamentalism, and now airline pilots, have all worked fairly well in many places at past times - only today are folk seeing apparently deep-seated problems.
Some will dash to generalize - i.e. saying that the `Germanwings' suicide-pilot could've been expected to be unstable since "he was still living with his parents at age 27". I was guilty of making that generalization some years ago when hearing that the 27 yr-old Hungerford suicide-sniper still lived with his mother, and was immediately reminded that some of my 30 to 40 yr old friends still lived with their parents.
Anyway, an increasing number of people have been forced to live with their parents in the last few years - so that's maybe no longer an indicator of `instability', if it ever was.
[ An indicator which seems more statistically significant - but which naturally affects all societies - is birth position (and maybe family size).
Once, in a bar in Arabia, was comparing notes with an old pal, a tough military chap from Malaysia, who I hadn't seen for some years. We got talking about family backgrounds and remarked that we were both eldest sons who'd left home early. Hearing that a couple of guys sitting nearby said it was same for them - so I shouted round the bar to check everybody.
Result: twelve or thirteen out of the fourteen blokes there were eldest sons who'd left home early, and one was an adopted orphan but thought he was probably eldest also.
Now although not saints (we were drinking alcohol in an illegal bar after all), those folk were steady guys you could trust to do their jobs well, no matter what. So maybe early family responsibilities and then early experience of `standing on your own feet' actually stabilizes people somewhat in later life. ]
Yet another indicator was flagged up for me recently by a Chinese pal who lives in the Far-East. I.e. know-how - scientific (physics etc.), engineering, electronics etc. - also seems to act as a stabilizer, maybe because people with know-how feel more `empowered' (i.e. in control of their world) than a bewildered person surrounded by systems and technology of which they are ignorant.
My Chinese friend was commenting on the fact that recent research shows that people who feel `un-empowered' (i.e. by ignorance), nervous about life (and society?) were much more likely to be psychotic, or to turn to religiosity, fundamentalism and extremism of all kinds.
On the other hand the same research papers show that more intelligent folk tend to be open-minded and tolerant, being inclined to `non-traditional values' (as well as being night-owls when they can be). Research is listed at magic2.html#more1
So, although I said there's no magic bullet cure, and you certainly can't change your birth / family circumstances, maybe pushing for a decent technical and scientific education for people around the world could indeed solve our problems. Trouble is - even in the West education seems to be dumbing-down these days. Maybe our rulers prefer a dumb population?
From: Choong **** ***
Sent: Friday, March 27, 2015 9:15 AM
Subject: Re: FWD - RE: fundies + airline pilots (+shooters)
Hi Ray, indeed so and maybe because I grew up in a multi cultural environment prior to the recent "Islamization" of our society ... the malaise of the Islamic world stems from two reasons, lack of love for knowledge and the void of sense of love in their day to day existence.
Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:37:32 -0000
Right Choong and it's ironic that a few hundred years ago it was Islam which was "scientific" (see below) and the West was stuck in a `Dark Age' of ignorance and tribal warfare. Recall our talk of `ascendancies'? [at metamail94.html#aliens]
Since Islam seems to've been taken over by ignorant pervs, and the West looks like it's entering its final `decadence' phase, it makes me think China is maybe heading for several hundred years of ruling the world.
"From the ninth century to the fifteenth, Muslim scholars excelled in every branch of scientific knowledge. In particular their contributions to astronomy and mathematics are impressive"
- from `Islamic Astronomy' by David A King - `Astronomy before the Telescope' - 1996 British Museum Press ISBN 0-7141-2733-7.
"Abu Abdullah Mohammed ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi al-Magusa was possibly the most influential of the intellectually adaptive Arab mathematicians at a time when the Europeans were trapped in a primitive fundamentalism, with its resulting intolerance and persecution of secular knowledge"
"Although the Arabs were ferocious in war, in peace their life-style was tolerant and civilized. They brought to the arts, and to science in particular, a no-nonsense practicality which rescued intellectual activity from Greek frivolity and Roman intolerance and which continues to permeate scientific study to this day. ... More than any other investigators, in any other culture before them, they exploited the test of practice and experiment in the quest for scientific truth."
- from `Number - from ancient civilizations to the computer' 1991 ISBN 0-00-654484-3 by Professor John McCleish
Date: Sun, 15 Mar 2015 18:45:35 -0000
Subject: Re: Prescott on Blair's "bloody crusade"
Hi Choong, you're probably right enough. I can only observe the changes from my own experiences among Muslim folk some decades ago:
a) the teenage daughter of the Sultan (of Johore i think) would walk around town dressed in T-shirt and jeans freely chatting to anyone - even to young Brit squaddies (who were quite impressed) - that's not possible now;
b) have seen respectable young Persian women relaxing on the beach wearing bikinis - that's not possible now;
c) in Singapore city I got to talking with one of three attractive young Malay (Muslim) girls who were dining and chatting together at a nearby table, and when they got up to leave, she (the youngest - maybe 17 or 18, only a couple of yrs younger than me), turned and beckoned for me to go with them - which I did (abandoning the fellow-squaddies I'd been drinking with) - that's not possible now.
PS - recent research shows that `fundamentalism' - in any religious group - is chosen by the ignorant and fearful - ruled by psycho (male) pervs: maybe see magic2.html#more1
Date: Sun, 15 Mar 2015 16:55:01 -0000
Subject: Prescott on Blair's "bloody crusade"
Headline: Prescott on Blair's "bloody crusade"
My, these politicos are slow to see what's around them in the real world - and even slower to speak out!
More than a decade ago I'd perceived some very distasteful things about UK's ("English") Gov'ts, and spoke out on:
i) the tax thievery - by both left and right of the political spectrum;
see taxone.html#pays and Front Page#crim-pol
ii) the pedophile conspiracy - in parliament, judiciary, bureaucracy (mostly homo, using police and MI5/6 as `brothel-keepers' and assassins);
see debate.html#link-k and laworjustice.html#agents
iii) the long-running campaign (by [many] pervert politicos and [at least two] pervert Popes) to demonize the (then) peace-loving and friendly Muslim world as the next `Big Enemy';
see safety.html#low-down and cool-facade.html#feature
I published my conclusions that named politicos were liars, thieves and perverts - and not one of them dared to sue me! Why not? Because it was vital for them that my accusations were NOT published in the mainstream media (MSM), especially the BBC, which had been a hiding-place and propaganda machine for elite pedos (mostly homo), tax-thieves and (racial/religious) hate-mongering since the '60's (at least);
see bbcmalice.html#author and laworjustice.html#distract
THE INDEPENDENT | HEATHER SAUL | Saturday 14 March 2015
Former deputy PM John Prescott links Tony Blair's Iraq invasion with radicalisation of young Muslims
John Prescott has reportedly linked Tony Blair's invasion in Iraq and Afghanistan to the radicalisation of young Muslims at a fundraising event for his son.
Prescott's comments were made in February as he spoke at the fundraising event in Gainsborough, The Telegraph reports.
The outspoken former deputy PM, who was recently appointed as an unpaid adviser with special responsibility for climate change by Labour leader Ed Miliband, said he believes Blair was wrong for invading Iraq in 2003.
"They told us it wasn't regime change. It was. And that's exactly what the Americans have had," he was recorded saying.
"Now Tony, unfortunately is still in to that. I mean the way he's going now, he now wants to invade everywhere.
"He should put a white coat on with a red cross and let's start the bloody crusades again."
He went on: "When I hear people talking about how people are radicalised, young Muslims. I'll tell you how they are radicalised.
"Every time they watch the television where their families are worried, their kids are being killed or murdered and rockets, you know, firing on all these people, that's what radicalises them."
Mr Prescott's remarks come amid growing fears over the number of young men, women and teenagers from Britain fleeing the country to join Isis in Syria or Iraq.
The militant group is known for using social media as a vehicle to drive propaganda and radicalise young Muslims. In the most recent case, three schoolgirls from London disappeared from their family home and are believed to have travelled to join the group in Raqqa, Isis's Syrian stronghold.
The Labour party distanced itself from Prescott's comments, telling the newspaper: "John's views on this do not represent the views of the Labour Party."
His son David later took to Twitter to dismiss reports that his comments were surreptitiously recorded and said the BBC had openly filmed his speech.
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2015 14:26:02 -0000
Subject: "Jail terms proposed for those who 'neglect' sex abuse victims
So David Cameron is `leading the fight against abuse by creating a new offence'? (w/a maximum of 5 years jail).
[See below "making it a criminal offence to wilfully neglect those at risk of, and victims of child sexual abuse."]
No - he's merely continuing the cover-up! Here's the two reasons:
[ Why Cameron cover-up?- See answer here ]
a) Cameron will now try to claim that guilty people (his pedo-club friends in Parliament, Bishops of the Church of England/Rome, senior judiciary and the aristocracy), can't be prosecuted for aiding past offences because the new law won't be in force until 2016 or so, and even then our pervert judges (many are networked pedophiles) will use it as a soft option for any of their friends getting caught after that;
b) we should know it's a cover-up because there is already a more serious offence that the (pedo-organizing) guilty folk CAN and SHOULD be charged with: being accessories!
See Wiki reference: "Accessories (before or after the fact) - Relative severity of penalties"
"Common law traditionally considers an accessory just as guilty as the principal(s) in a crime, and subject to the same penalties."
So Cameron's pedo-club friends among the Bishops, Judges, Parliament and the aristocracy CAN and SHOULD be jailed for ten or twenty or more years - under PRESENT LAW.
PS - I can think of a nazi-pedo hiding in the Vatican who also belongs in jail - which is why he's hiding?
3 March 2015 Last updated at 12:47
Jail terms proposed for those who 'neglect' sex abuse victims
(more at page ...)
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 2015 09:23:27 -0000
Subject:"What does England most excel at?`'Hypocrisy'
Ha! Quite right - but even more than he realized!
More than a decade ago I took a look at UK's educational results (annually published as "A Levels") and the statistics were obvious: the national exam system is corrupt - severely biased to rewarding elite schools while severely biased against ordinary schools. [See www.perceptions.couk.com/ed2.html]
And guess what? After I published those findings the Department of Education immediately changed the format of their annual publication to hide the bias (by preventing you from seeing the stark figures for "Classics" results) - I.e. you can't find the results for Latin or Greek with the other figures. Why? Because those results show that "Classics" students get an easy exam - seven to ten times easier than others!
Bennet is also right about corruption of language, as anyone who serves both American and English readers knows only too well. I.e. in England the phrase "public school" means an elite PRIVATE school for children of the rich, while in America it means a state-funded, state-run school for children of the PUBLIC.
Other corruptions of language tend to be more insidious but, because they are being hammered home (inside UK) by a mass media owned and edited by the elite (inc. BBC) they can cripple the minds of ordinary folk, as well as reinforcing complacent or criminal attitudes of the bullies and pervs who pose as `authority' in England.
What does England most excel at? 'Hypocrisy,' says playwright Alan Bennett
"A substantial minority of our children receive a better education than the rest because of the social situation of the parents, he said.
Then we wonder why things at the top do not change or society improve. But we know why. It's because we are hypocrites."
London was celebrated as a great cultural city, but was actually more concerned with enormous skyscrapers and amassing wealth, he suggested.
"We extol its beauty and its dignity while at the same time we're happy to sell it off to the highest bidder or highest builder," he said.
And he condemned cuts that have seen the number of library visitors fall by about 40 million in four years.
"We glory in Shakespeare yet we close our public libraries," he said.
Bennett complained English hypocrisy was so pervasive that it could corrupt the language itself.
"Words which start off as good and meaningful, terms like environment and energy saving, rapidly lose any credence because [they are] converted into political or PR slogans, ending up the clichéd stuff of an estate agents' brochure. A manual for hypocrisy," he said.
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:11:32 -0000
Subject: FWD - "Smoking marijuana is 114 times safer than drinking alcohol.
Interesting - and the chart shows it's a more rational way of assessing risk (it compares average used amount to average lethal dose).
Marijuana is `significantly' SAFER than thought: Cannabis is 114 times LESS deadly than alcohol, claims study
Results were based on estimating the typical human intake of each drug
Scientists then combined that figure with what constitutes a lethal dose
Alcohol was the deadliest drug, followed by heroin, cocaine and tobacco
Researchers had previously said it is almost impossible for people who smoke large amounts of cannabis to overdose on the drug
By ELLIE ZOLFAGHARIFARD FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
PUBLISHED: 18:45, 24 February 2015 | UPDATED: 21:06, 24 February 2015
Smoking marijuana is 114 times safer than drinking alcohol.
This is according to an international study which claims the plant may be 'significantly' less harmful than scientists believe.
On an individual level, the study found that alcohol was the deadliest drug when it comes to the likelihood of a person dying from a high dose.
The study found that alcohol was the deadliest drug when it comes to the likelihood of a person dying. The next most deadly substances are heroin and cocaine, followed by tobacco, ecstasy, and methamphetamine
The next most deadly substances are heroin and cocaine, followed by tobacco, ecstasy, and methamphetamine.
The results of the study were based on estimating the typical human intake of each drug and combining that figure with the lethal dose.
`The results confirm that the risk of cannabis may have been overestimated in the past,' Professor Dirk Lachenmeier at the Chemical and Veterinary Research Office Karlsruhe wrote in Scientific Reports.
`At least for the endpoint of mortality, the [margin of exposure] for THC/cannabis in both individual and population-based assessments would be above safety thresholds.
`In contrast, the risk of alcohol may have been commonly underestimated.'
Cannabis was the only drug in the study that posed a `low' mortality risk, with most users using less than 1/150th of the amount that would kill them.
Last year Wayne Hall of the World Health Organisation said it's nearly impossible for even those who smoke large amounts of cannabis to overdose on the drug.
`The estimated fatal dose [of THC, the primary active compound in marijuana] in humans derived from animal studies is between 15 and 70 grams,# Hall wrote in the Washington Post.
`This is a far greater amount of cannabis that even a very heavy cannabis user could use in a day.'
Marijuana legalisation supporters have used the study to suggest that existing bans on the drug are misguided. The authors of the report also seem to share this view.
`Currently, the MOE results point to risk management prioritisation towards alcohol and tobacco rather than illicit drugs,' the study reads.
`The high MOE values of cannabis, which are in a low-risk range, suggest a strict legal regulatory approach rather than the current prohibition approach.'
Date:Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:09:18 -0000
Subject: `Activist-busting' cops probed over attempts to recruit student moles
Ha! Another aspect of UK police-state corruption conspicuously NOT reported by the BBC.
(Notable others are theft - from ordinary tax-payers - to subsidize the rich [still ongoing], and of course the fifty to one hundred year cover-up of the elite pedophile network [still ongoing - and evidence says that's existed since the time of `Jack the Ripper'].
Published time: February 25, 2015 13:20
`Activist-busting' cops probed over attempts to recruit student moles
Two British police officers who tried to recruit student activists to spy on their campaigning peers are under investigation for alleged misconduct.
The internal probe by Cambridgeshire Police follows allegations that officers repeatedly approached students in a coercive manner, eventually causing them to them to give up their campaigning.
Undercover video footage emerged in 2013 showing a police officer attempting to persuade an activist to spy on students campaigning against austerity, racism and environmental destruction.
Students report they felt stressed and paranoid after the encounters, with some giving up their political activities.
A UN special rapporteur on the freedom of peaceful assembly suggested the Cambridge cases may be the tip of the iceberg in the UK.
One campaigner was allegedly offered cash in exchange for spying on fellow students at Cambridge University.
He reportedly became paranoid following the incident and stopped activism altogether.
A 23-year-old single mother alleged police threatened to prosecute her if she told anyone about their attempt to recruit her as a mole.
She told the Guardian she stopped anti-racism campaigning and was left "feeling violated, isolated, vulnerable and paranoid"by the affair.
She also feared criminal prosecution would impact on her university studies, future work prospects and her young son.
One campaigner wore a hidden camera when police attempted to persuade him to spy on activists.
The footage, which was published by the Guardian in 2013, shows the office say such information was needed because "the things [campaigners] discuss can have an impact on community issues."
The officer goes on to say he wants the names of students going to demonstrations and details of the vehicles in which they travel to protests.
He also asked the activist to use Facebook to research upcoming protests.
When the campaigner asked whether an anti-tuition fees group known as Cambridge Defend Education would be of interest to police, the officer said `yes'.
"That's the sort of thing that we would be looking for. Again, basic sort of stuff. It's all the internet. When they have meetings and they are discussing what they are going to do, that's when we'll say `Will you go along?'" he said.
Responding to the video, Rachel Wenstone, deputy president of the National Union of Students, said "This is yet another example of the questionable tactics that undercover police officers have taken in recent years to infiltrate campaign groups and extract information."
Cambridgeshire Police are carrying out an internal investigation into the allegations.
The force has given one officer formal notice, while the second officer no longer works for the force.
"An investigation is currently being carried out following a public complaint, therefore it would be inappropriate for us to comment any further on this matter," Cambridgeshire Police said.
Speaking to the Guardian, Maina Kiai said the internal police investigation was "an important step, but the volume of similar allegations across the UK in recent years makes it obvious that this needs to go beyond a single officer."
Kiai published a report critical of UK police surveillance of political groups in 2013 and has continued to monitor the Cambridgeshire allegations.
The surveillance of protestors is "raw, unvarnished intimidation and activist-busting," he said.
"It's the antithesis of democracy."
Date:Wed, 25 Feb 2015 14:00:11 +0000
Subject: George Osborne won't like this
Exposed: the government isn't just turning a blind eye to tax-dodgers. It's actually helping them.
The government has rubber-stamped a legal loophole that allows millionaire finance bosses to pay a lower rate of tax than many nurses and teachers. It's government-sponsored tax avoidance, and it's losing us up to £700 million a year. 
The scandal is making waves in the news.  It's the latest in a string of tax-dodging headlines - and George Osborne's position is getting weaker by the day.  A huge people-powered petition now will show Osborne that, as the Chancellor, he needs to cracks down on tax-dodging - and that starts with closing the Mayfair loophole. Please sign the petition:
SIGN THE PETITION
38 Degrees members exposed this scandal. Hundreds of thousands of 38 Degrees members voted to get this campaign going. And almost 6,000 of us chipped in to fund experts and lawyers to investigate, produce an explosive report, and work out how to fix the law.  Now we know the truth, and its down to us to get this loophole closed.
Our people-powered report proves that tackling tax avoidance isn't rocket science. We already know what simple change to the law we'd need.  Now, it's a question of whose side George Osborne is on.
With tax dodging all over the news, he's desperate to convince the public he'll crack down on it - but so far he's coming off badly.  This new outrageous scandal has given Osborne even more bad press on tax dodging. Just weeks before the election, he's desperate to shut this debate down - and a huge petition is the last thing he wants. Please add your name:
SIGN THE PETITION
38 Degrees members fight for fairness. It's hard to believe that money which should be funding the NHS is going to millionaire finance bosses instead.N Standing together against this Mayfair loophole will show that when it comes to tax dodging, the fight's only just begun.
Thanks for being involved,
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PS: This week, a journalist from The Telegraph resigned. He said that the paper buried stories about HSBC and tax dodging because it was worried about losing advertising revenue. He spoke to 38 Degrees to explain what happened. You can watch the video here:
 38 Degrees report: Getting serious: how the UK government helps private equity executives to pay lower tax rates than nurses and teachers, and what could be done about it:
This report was funded by almost 6000 38 Degrees members, after hundreds of thousands of us voted to get the campaign going. Read the full report here (the first page gives a good summary).
The Independent: Private equity bosses using £700m tax 'loophole' - and donating to the Tories:
Mirror: Fatcat fund managers dodge £700 million in tax every year because of loophole:
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/fatcat-fund-managers-dodge-700million-5187932  Here's a photo of the papers yesterday - the mayfair loophole which 38 Degrees members have exposed:
 Guardian: George Osborne under pressure from Vince Cable over HSBC scandal:
 38 Degrees blog: Mayfair loophole: Should we campaign?
 Page 13 of the 38 Degrees report gives a proposed amendment to Finance Bill 2015 - to close the mayfair loophole by taxing "carried interest" as ordinary income:
 Daily Mail: "I probably shouldn't be advocating this": Video of a young George Osborne advising voters how to dodge taxes unearthed':
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2015 19:16:21 -0000
Subject: "[Human] dispersal began earlier: c. 75,000 to 130,000 years ago
Ha! Like we've been saying for years - only personally think it goes back much further. Ray
Out of Africa: Did humans migrate quickly and all-at-once or in phases based on weather?
Date: February 20, 2015
Considerable debate surrounds the migration of human populations out of Africa. Two predominant hypotheses concerning the timing contrast in their emphasis on the role of the Arabian interior and its changing climate. In one scenario, human populations expanded rapidly from Africa to southern Asia via the coastlines of Arabia approx. 50,000 to 60,000 years ago. Another model suggests that dispersal into the Arabian interior began much earlier (approx. 75,000 to 130,000 years ago) during multiple phases, when increased rainfall provided sufficient freshwater to support expanding populations.
Ash Parton and colleagues fall into the second camp, writing, "The dispersal of early human populations out of Africa is dynamically linked with the changing climate and environmental conditions of Arabia. Although now arid, at times the vast Arabian deserts were transformed into landscapes littered with freshwater lakes and active river systems. Such episodes of dramatically increased rainfall were the result of the intensification and northward displacement of the Indian Ocean Monsoon, which caused rainfall to reach across much of the Arabian Peninsula."
Parton and colleagues present a unique alluvial fan aggradation record from southeast Arabia spanning the past approx. 160,000 years. Situated along the proposed southern dispersal route, the Al Sibetah alluvial fan sequence provides a unique and sensitive record of landscape change in southeast Arabia. This record is to date the most comprehensive terrestrial archive from the Arabian Peninsula, and provides evidence for multiple humid episodes during both glacial and interglacial periods.
Evidence from the Al Sibetah alluvial fan sequence indicates that during insolation maxima, increased monsoon rainfall led to the widespread activation of drainage systems and grassland development throughout regions that were important for the dispersal of early human populations.
Previously, the timing of episodes of increased humidity was largely linked to global interglacials, with the climate of Arabia during the intervening glacial periods believed to be too arid to support human populations. Parton and colleagues suggest, however, that periods of increased rainfall were not driven by mid-high latitude deglaciations every ~100,000 years, but by periods of maximum incoming solar radiation every ~23,000 years.
They write, "The occurrence of humid periods previously identified in lacustrine or speleothem records highlights the complexity and heterogeneity of the Arabian paleoclimate, and suggests that interior migration pathways through the Arabian Peninsula may have been viable approximately every 23,000 years since at least marine isotope state (MIS) 6," about 191 thousand years ago.
A. Parton, A. R. Farrant, M. J. Leng, M. W. Telfer, H. S. Groucutt, M. D. Petraglia, A. G. Parker. Alluvial fan records from southeast Arabia reveal multiple windows for human dispersal. Geology, 2015; DOI: 10.1130/G36401.1
Date: Sun, 15 Feb 2015 13:31:08 -0000
Subject: "42 ADMITTED False Flag Attacks
Interesting - a very recent compilation of `false-flag' operations by governments committing "terror" attacks on their own innocent citizens simply to justify actions against other countries or to increase oppression and censorship at home.
[Already have some maybe overlapping listings at www.perceptions.couk.com/safety.html#fal-fla and am sure there are many more.]
So we can see that all claims of "terror" attacks have to be looked at very carefully, and, to be safe, disbelieved until securely proven.
BTW - having spent a fair amount of time a) in meso-America; and b) in Miami airport's input and output halls, am well aware that pre-Castro Cuba was a huge Mafia brothel, with men, women and children for sale to the highest bidder.
So it's illuminating to review the high-sounding `justifications' and excuses for the criminal attacks which have since been committed (illegally) by US agents trying to smear Cuba.
42 ADMITTED False Flag Attacks
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2015 19:49:13 +0000
Subject: Respond to Northern Ireland Law Commission consultation
Dear friends of the Libel Reform Campaign
As you know, the fight continues for libel reform in Northern Ireland. The Law Commission is currently consulting on whether the Defamation Act 2013 should be extended to Northern Ireland. We have to seize this opportunity. Please sign our petition calling for libel reform in Northern Ireland and make sure to share it on Twitter (with #LibelReform) and Facebook.
Please also respond to the Northern Ireland Law Commission's consultation before Friday 20th February 2015 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org . We have posted an outline of our response here , which you can use to write your own.
We need as many voices as possible to call for reform.
Mike & Síle
Libel Reform Campaign
To donate: www.justgiving.com/LibelReformCampaign2014
BTW - If you want to see who's hiding behind `Libel Law' in N. Ireland - check below - RD
Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2015 08:59:08 -0000
Subject: "Westminster child abuse inquiry urged to include Scotland and Northern Ireland
Ha! UK's Gov't has carefully arranged for the (slowly) upcoming "inquiry" [whitewash] to be barred from examining Northern Ireland and Scotland. Why?
Well, Northern Ireland was the pedophile playground for MI-5, who ran network(s) using private schools and state `childrens homes' as pedo-brothels serving their politico / corporate friends (don't forget MI-5 had real power of life+death a few years ago). So young boys were being raped and murdered for the pleasure of rich and powerful perverts in the UK establishment and any potential whistleblowers were terrorized or murdered.
I got the gist of all that from persistent rumours in the Irish Press.
However I wouldn't have known about Scotland if a correspondent hadn't sent me this e-mail: - see www.perceptions.couk.com/dunbla33.txt
N.b. the `Dunblane Massacre' was a mass shooting of school children by a cracked pedophile (homo) who apparently did it in revenge for losing his `privilege' to roam around a boys school dormitories at night.
I know - that sounds crazy, and I wouldn't've believed it at the time.
[I was working in western England then, and the morning the news broke the girls in the office asked me if I would take the desk at the glass-fronted street entrance-way and also asked if I would lock the door.
I did, of course, because they were _very_ nervous [although Dunblane was hundreds of miles away, in Scotland, and the shooter was dead], but I knew that anyone with a gun could shoot through that glass front or the door and then take his time picking us off, me first.]
However, on reading the e-mail and then checking news reports I found that it was almost certainly true. Why? Because the Gov't imposed a 100 year secrecy order on facts of the case!
That's a sure sign of fear among the high and mighty - a 100 year secrecy order cannot be justified for a civil murder case, only for maybe top-secret military or diplomatic plans, agents etc.
So now you know why UK's Gov't was determined to steer the "inquiry" away from Scotland and Northern Ireland.
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/westminster-child-abuse-inquiry-urged-include-scotland-northern-ireland-1487831 IBTimes | Ewan Palmer | February 13, 2015 10:31 GMT
Westminster child abuse inquiry urged to include Scotland and Northern Ireland
Theresa May has been urged to extend the government's inquiry into child abuse to include Scotland and Northern Ireland.
The Home Affairs Select Committee said the review into allegations of high-profile paedophile rings should cover the whole of the UK, including claims of abuse at Kincora Boys' Home in Belfast in the 1970s, which MI5 are alleged to have been involved in covering up.
In a report, Theresa May has been urged let the inquiry investigate the allegations that senior politicians, military personnel, paramilitary figures and businessmen from Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK were involved in abuse at the care home and a subsequent cover-up.
In 1981, three staff members at Kincora were jailed after been found guilty of abusing 11 boys.
The report said: "We recommend that the scope of the inquiry be extended to include cases of abuse in Scotland and Northern Ireland, where there is reason to believe that material relevant to the case might be held by the UK government. This would include cases such as the Kincora Boys' Home."
It added the scope of the investigation would mean that it could not be "adequately considered in any way other than a Westminster government-led inquiry".
Northern Ireland programme director, Patrick Corrigan, said: "Nothing less than the inclusion of the Kincora home in this inquiry is liable to see the truth finally arrived at, and justice finally delivered. "We hope that [May] will now heed the recommendation of the Home Affairs Committee that Kincora should be investigated alongside allegations of establishment involvement in child abuse rings elsewhere in the UK."
The Home Affair Select Committee also praised the appointment of its new chair, New Zealand judge Lowell Goddard, following the resignation of its previous two over their links to the establishment, but added it was "disappointed" details of her pay would not be revealed.
"This is not in line with the open and transparent approach we would expect in the course of a pre-appointment process," the committee said.
The inquiry was set up in July by the Home Secretary Theresa May over allegations of a high-profile Westminster paedophile ring in the 1980s.
However, it has already been severally criticised as a "farce" following the resignations of previous chairs Fiona Woolf and Baroness Butler-Sloss, as well as the victims feeling they have so far been "let down" by the lack of progress.
Date: Fri, 6 Feb 2015 20:19:30 -0000
Subject: "Living forever as robot?
There's some links on the page to the panicky Musk and Gates quotes - they're below the article.
My own problems with all this concern the question of consciousness (and its `identity'); the so-called digital personality only contains info the Rothblatts have put in there, so it's a squeaky clean version of a person, not a `real' human personality.
Living forever as robot? Prototype lets humans upload their mind into mechanized `heads'
Published time: February 06, 2015 04:07
An Artificial Intelligence pioneer is embracing the controversial idea of uploading the memories, thoughts and feelings of a living person into a computer to create a Mind Clone or `second self.' The prototype for this new self is called `Bina-48'.
Entrepreneur Martine Rothblatt has created a new robotic head that she hopes, one day in the future, humans will be able to upload their minds into. Bina-48 is named after Rothblatt's real-life wife, Bina Aspen, and serves as a proof-of-concept for the futuristic idea. The robot version is designed to carry on a conversation, with scientists hoping that these mind clones could give human owners a sort of artificial afterlife.
"I believe Mind Clones will be humanity's biggest invention. The market opportunity is limitless" Rothblatt told Bloomberg News. "Ultimately - just like we all want a smart phone, we all want a social media account - we are all going to want a Mind Clone. It will make everything in our life more useful, more valuable. It will give us twice as much time to do everything."
Bena-48 was created five years ago as a digital replica uploaded with Bina Aspen's thoughts, memories and feelings - all of which were broken down into computer code to create a digital version of her consciousness. Created by Hanson Robotics, Bina-48 can engage in conversation, answer questions and even have "spontaneous" thoughts that are derived from multimedia data in a "mindfile" created by the real Bina.
A similar mindfile is created when a person interacts on Twitter or Facebook and shares photos or blogs regularly - in essence, it's a digital database of thoughts, memories, feelings and opinions. Mindware mimics the way the human brain supposedly organizes information, creates emotions and achieves self-awareness.
The proliferation of robots like Bina-48 may seem farfetched now, but Rothblatt is the woman who helped pioneered satellite radio as founder of Sirius and now oversees biotech innovation at United Therapeutics.
"Mind Clone is a digital copy of your mind outside of your body," said Rothblatt. "I think Mind Clone will look like an avatar on the screen, talking, instead of a robot version. Mind Clones are 10-20 years away."
"Am I talking about a law of physics here? Am I talking about defying gravity here? No. Am I talking about going faster than light? No. All I am doing here is talking about writing some good code."
Companies such as eterni.me, Gordon Bell's MyLifeBits, and Terasem's Lifenaut are all pursuing Mind Clone to help a person's personality, work and relationships survive after death.
Eterni.me is a proposed for-profit service that will reportedly offer immortality by creating `a virtual YOU, an avatar that emulates your personality and can interact with, and offer information and advice to your family and friends, even after you pass away.'
Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2015 22:15:59 -0000
Subject: Admission: ALL of UK contaminated
Interesting. It's an implicit admission - finally - that the victims and whistleblowers were right - that English/UK establishments, judiciary, top cops, politcos, senior bureaucrats and senior clergy were ALL implicated in pedophile (mostly homo) rapes and murders of young children.
New Zealand high court judge named as new chair of child abuse inquiry Home secretary, Theresa May, confirms Justice Lowell Goddard has been appointed to lead new panel
A New Zealand high court judge is to be the new head of the official inquiry into child abuse, the home secretary, Theresa May, has announced.
Justice Lowell Goddard, who has already conducted one inquiry into the police handling of child abuse in New Zealand, said she was well aware of the scale of the "crucial inquiry" that faced her.
"The inquiry will be long, challenging and complex," she said. "The many, many survivors of child sexual abuse, committed over decades, deserve a robust and thorough investigation of the appalling crimes perpetrated on them. It is vitally important that their voices are now being heard."
Goddard, who will arrive in Britain next week when she will face a confirmation hearing before the Commons home affairs committee, said she was committed to "leading a robust and independent inquiry that will act on these matters without fear or favour and will hold those responsible to account".
She added: "The outcome of the inquiry must ensure that the children of today and the future will not only be protected from such dreadful exploitation but empowered to combat it."
Goddard's appointment as the third head of the troubled inquiry was immediately welcomed by survivors' groups and MPs after May made clear her renewed determination to expose "the hard truths" about past child sex abuse, those who had failed to act and those who "positively covered up evidence of abuse".
May also confirmed she was to disband the current inquiry panel, which has been repeatedly hit by leaks of confidential information and allegations of bullying. A new statutory inquiry is to be set up with a fresh panel and terms of reference.
The home secretary told MPs that the inquiry was now likely to examine cases earlier than its current 1970 cut-off date, with survivors' groups pressing for cases as far back as 1945 to be included. However she made clear the investigation would not extend beyond its current geographical remit of England and Wales.
Child abuse inquiry's legal adviser is asked to explain `bullying' row to MPs
She also demonstrated her confidence in Ben Emmerson QC, the current counsel to the inquiry who has faced allegations of bullying by one panel member that have proved to be unfounded. Emmerson is to continue in his role.
Emmerson said the constitution of a statutory inquiry means it will now have powers to compel the attendance of witnesses and the production of evidence by institutions and individuals.
He said: "Justice Goddard and her legal advisers will be able to review open and classified sources. This new inquiry will therefore have all the powers it needs to penetrate deeply into the institutions that have failed children in the past, and to identify those institutions that are reportedly continuing to fail children today. And it will do so under the leadership of an exceptionally experienced judge."
The home secretary also reassured MPs that the Official Secrets Act would not be a bar on those giving evidence to the inquiry and all government departments would be asked to cooperate including in the provision of secret information.
She also said a "small number" of further Cabinet Office files had been identified, in addition to the file on Sir Peter Hayman discovered in the National Archives, which should have been passed to last summer's Home Office inquiry. They will be passed to the inquiry and police.
Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2015 20:39:06 -0000
Subject: [Failed - NOT GUILTY] First FGM prosecution
Ha! Although there were an estimated 500 cases of FGM in UK (last year?) the corrupt CPS (Crown Prosecution Service - see perceptions.couk.com/subindex.html#cps) chose to make their first ever prosecution in a case where the doctor was clearly NOT GUILTY.
A long time ago the statistics told me the CPS was only created to PREVENT prosecution of pedophile (usually homo) judges, diplomats politicians etc. who were / still are raping and murdering young boys, in UK and overseas (see * next).
Similarly, Customs and Excise officers were then *PREVENTED from prosecuting judges, diplomats, politicos caught bringing pedo (usually homo) materials in their luggage after holiday "visits" to places [Burma, Philippines etc.] where they could buy young boys
(see the `English Disease' of former times).
And a serving police officer informed me (by form-email) that today police HAVE TO inform CPS before ANY action is taken against elite pedophiles (each officer was given a card (like the `yellow card' for troops in N.I but applying only to pedophiles).
Yet all UK gov'ts (and Media) pretended they were doing their best to stop the crimes. Ha! Same with FGM!
[Failed - NOT GUILTY] First FGM prosecution: how the case came to court
Accusation against Dr Dhanuson Dharmasena came at a time of growing pressure over failure to bring single FGM prosecution
(more at page ...)
Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2015 20:31:38 -0000
Subject: David vs. Goliath [WWII] [2 Attachments]
Heck - this was an amazing story: a small US flotilla of lightish ships accidentally came up against the might of the Japanese Navy's largest battleships - and had to fight to the death against Goliath.
BTW - am not bloodthirsty or even pro-war; but have served some time on HM Ships as an Army `guest' and observer: i.e. on HMS Leopard, a frigate, and later on HMS Blake, a larger cruiser, and know the strange feeling of both `power' (the massive armour and big guns) and at the same time `vulnerability' (you're afloat in a metal target full of explosives).
On HMS Leopard the skipper placed me in the forward gun turret [A Gun - at the front of the ship, B Gun was at the back] for a day's live firing as part of an Atlantic NATO exercise.
It was deafeningly noisy and you could watch the shells and cordite charges (each about 2 foot long) coming up thru the floor of the turret, knowing that a spark could blow you up, and maybe the whole ship, if the safety flaps below didn't operate just right, and that your asbestos flash-hood and gear probably couldn't save you.
So I have to respect those lads - it must have been a scary time
WW2: Death of the Imperial Japanese Navy
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 20:41:52 -0000
Subject: Re: Activist movie maker dead. [root of the evil?]
Ha! We now know that both Fiona Woolf _and_ Baroness Butler-Sloss (selected by PM Cameron to lead [cover-up] the `parliamentary pedophiles' investigation) were (and still are?), very close to the establishment figures raping and murdering young boys - Leon Brittan is just the tip of the iceberg.
Accidentally stumbled on what I think is the root of all that evil:
A while ago was compiling a reading list of ancient wars and also of ancient travels (and ancient sci-fi) - and included the great war-story by Xenophon, variously known as `The March Up-Country' or `Anabasis' or `Retreat of the Ten Thousand' -
- how 10,000 Greek soldiers, mostly hoplites but also a small cavalry element (Xenophon was a cavalryman at heart, his book on horsemanship is still in print after nearly 2.400 years) and their servants / domestics and camp-followers etc were recruited as mercenaries by Cyrus the Younger who wanted to depose his brother from the throne of the Persian Empire (i.e. as "King of the World").
They eventually faced a Persian Army maybe of millions, but Cyrus was killed and all their Persian allies ran away - so the `Ten Thousand' faced many perils in their long retreat northwards from the Babylon area thru unknown countries to the Black Sea.
[A version is at https://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/x/xenophon/x5an/book1.html]
The Greeks were [maybe] half-and-half Athenians (as Xenophon was) and Spartans [or Lacedaemonians, as Xenophon usually referred to them], (from the western side of Greece - the southern end of the lump known as the Peloponnese or Peloponnesus).
The Lacedaemonians were the most feared and respected hoplites, heavy armoured infantry who fought in phalanx formation, maybe because of their peculiar education and training of young boys (from age 7) to be tough and indeed murderously cruel to each other - above all in single-sex (male only) military schools.
That had the (maybe unintended) effect of making many/most? of the Spartans homosexual pedophiles, as Xenophon wryly observed during his account of their battles against tribesmen and their occasional capture of prisoners, some of them young boys.
[ Probably why the `Spartans' died out relatively quickly - as earlier speculated. I.e. - by the time Zenophon had finished his writings on the social structure and education methods of Sparta (which he initially admired), Spartan society was already becoming corrupt and disintegrating. ]
And many military-type elites trying to build (or keep) Empires have made the same mistake, notably the English from 1500's/ 1600's onwards - famously in their elite male-only colleges like Eton and Harrow - where even today many of the English gov't, senior civil service, senior judges, top lawyers ("barristers"), and top churchmen (Protestant _and_ Catholic) are / have been educated from a young age.
Here's a historical notes on the ethos of those colleges:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buggery_Act_1533#Description - and
[ Results: - from 1600s onwards ]
That the same ethos prevails now can be seen by the fact that today's English establishment groups listed above are now known to be heavily contaminated by pedophile homosexuals - even now.
N.b. PM Cameron and many of his `cabinet' went to Eton - see
Update Feb. 2016 - Seems Eton College is unreformable - RD
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:13:13 -0600
Subject: Re: "UK's unhappiest workers
They don't see it do they? Folk who have to see of lots of better-off people in their working day get the impression (against all logic) that _EVERYBODY ELSE_ is better paid, whereas hospital consultants and workers in manufacturing just don't get to see many richer folk in their work-time, so they're happier.
PS - While ago a tall teens/twenties girl (into sports /athletics) was chatting to me in a pub and asked if I thought she should join the Police. I said - if she wanted to spend the rest of her life surrounded by d***heads, half of them in uniform, go ahead - she thought about it and last time I saw her she was selling sports equipment: a better class of customer.
Teachers, nurses and retail staff among UK's unhappiest workers
Mark Mc**** wrote:-
?How are folks paid in the UK? Hourly wages or a set amount per week? Paid weekly or bi-weekly?
Ray D wrote:-
It's all disintegrated in the last ten years or so - now some folk are paid per hour, but many more are only paid "when needed" which means they have to hang around unpaid for hours or days.
Others are recruited as unpaid "interns" or "starters" and now some of those are even having to make a payment as a deposit of their interest.
Meanwhile there's a large apparent increase in self-employment (which usually means people are down-scaling and doing the same job for lower `contract' wages).
All in all it means the Davos clique have decided to abolish the middle-class and want to make us all poor (and obedient).
Mark Mc**** wrote:-
Sounds like hanging around the union hall or hiring hall, waiting for the call. And that "intern" scam and calling employees Independent Contractors or Managers is a hoot.
In the States things turned a corner around 1970. Wages have been flat since then while productivity has increased to this date. The cheap fucks don't want to pay for what they're getting. I'm not against profit and returns for investors, but they don't want to pay a living wage.
Prices continue to rise and tax revenues are given to the banks to keep them afloat. The US Supreme Court has sold our legislative branch by equating election donations with free speech, so we can guess whose voices are heard better. It's sad to see how we're getting sucked dry. 2016 should be interesting. /rant
Sorry, I get worked up. I was a kid while things were good, then went sideways. At least we don't worry about nukes as much as we used to. ;)
Ray D wrote:-
Right Mark - thinking back the roots of present corruption were planted by the Thatcher gov't (we now know many of her cabinet of upper-class males were pedo-homo pervs - rapists and murderers of young boys - but none have been prosecuted although many witnesses are dead).
Her wave of `privatisations' sold tax-payers' utilities and services to the highest bidder (secretly arranged to be the banks). So now we have soaring prices of energy and water, and the rail networks appears to be run by several `independent' operators but in fact they just lease all the rolling stock from the banks who are making lots of free profit.
So the outcome is that even MORE taxpayers money is given to keep the railways running but now the prices are so high that only the rich can use the trains freely - although the rich don't pay taxes, only the working poor (the 99%).
Choong K*** Y**** wrote:-
This is atrocious, the maker of an anti establishment public funded movie called Gray State found dead, all of them whole family, surely this is just "an American thing" but underneath the blood soaked carpet it is a global issue that this is also just an American part of a global trend of some kinds of push to 1984.
Ray D wrote:-
Ha! Choong it's getting hard to ignore. These days the most common cause of [controversial / high profile] suicide / early `accidental death' in UK is "being about to testify about pedophile politicos in parliament +/or government" - Seems they all get dead.
Just google "Jill Dando" and reflect on the fact it was a professional job, one shot to the head and walk-away, in broad daylight. Personally am pretty sure the hitman was MI-5 or Metropolitan Police (Special Branch).
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2015 10:03:50 -0000
Subject: "Lord Mandelson attacks Ed Miliband's `crude' mansion tax plans
Ha! What they all hide - including the Press - is the actual working of Council Tax (i.e "a fair property tax" according to a lying pervert named Parkinson, speaking for M. Thatcher on BBC R4 - [BTW - Yes I've published that `lying pervert' description of Parkinson for the last decade or so and he's been afraid to say anything, just like the `pedo-nazi' hiding in the Vatican.])
Here's the facts: the folk in the bottom band (A) pay more than ALL their property's value over 50 yrs [about 160% - at today's rate]; while someone like David Cameron, with maybe £1 billion in property, pays less than 0.01% (much less if they're _really_ rich). But the bottom situation is MUCH worse for a poor young couple living in rented accomodation: they have to pay many 1000's% of their real property value.
That's why it's a banded tax - to stop the rich paying a fair tax!
IIRC - the USA's `property tax' is a fixed percentage, maybe 0.5% per year, paid by all, including Bill Gates.
[PS - just got a note from USA - "US property tax depends on the jurisdiction. Some states don't have it. In Illinois the counties set the rates. Mine was about 2.5-3%, iirc. I don't recall where I've stored the old bills. About $3000 for a 100K house."
Thanks M*** - didn't know that. However _did_ read a few years ago that Bill Gates' property tax came to some largish amount I can't remember but IIRC they said it was 1/2 a percent of his estate's value. - R]
N.b. - full details at www.perceptions.couk.com/tax4.html
here's the intro:
1. English Cabinet Minister C Parkinson defined it as a "fair property tax" - he lied. If it was fair, everyone would pay the same percentage of their property value. This would also be the easiest and most economical way of raising all the necessary revenue.
2.But the tax is "Banded" so the richest pay least, the poorest pay most. This is not only unfair but so inefficient and costs so much [below] that the tax _and_ its cost are amplified many times.
Nicholas Watt | The Guardian, Tuesday 20 January 2015
Lord Mandelson attacks Ed Miliband's `crude' mansion tax plans
Former business secretary criticises flagship policy and says Labour should adopt Lib Dem proposal for higher tax bands
Peter Mandelson has denounced the mansion tax, which will form a key part of Labour's general election manifesto, as a "crude short term" measure that will clobber homeowners.
In a blow to Ed Miliband and Ed Balls, who aim to use £1.2bn raised from the mansion tax to help pay for a new £2.5bn `Time to Care' NHS fund, the former business secretary said his party should instead adopt the Liberal Democrat proposal for higher council tax bands.
Speaking on Newsnight on BBC2, Mandelson said he favoured finding new ways of taxing property in Britain. But he added: "I don't happen to think that the mansion tax is the right policy response to that. I think it's sort of crude, it's sort of short-termist.
"What we need is what I think the Liberal Democrats are proposing and that is the introduction of further bands that relate to different values of property within the council tax system. That's what I would like to see. It will take longer to introduce, that's true, but it will be more effective and efficient in the longer term than simply clobbering people with a rather sort of crude short term mansion tax."
Mandelson is the latest senior Labour figure to criticise the party's plan to impose a tax on properties worth more than £2m to help raise £1.2bn towards the £2.5bn costs of a new `Time to Care' NHS fund. This is designed to support 20,000 more nurses, 8,000 more GPs and 5,000 more care workers by 2020.
The likely contenders for the Labour nomination for the 2016 London mayoral contest, including Dame Tessa Jowell and David Lammy, have all warned that the mansion tax would hit elderly people who have a valuable asset but who have little income. Even Diane Abbott, the left wing MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington, has criticised the mansion tax.
The Labour leadership is likely to respond to Mandelson by saying that the mansion tax would be introduced in a progressive way. People who own homes worth between £2-3m would pay around £3,000 a year. A higher charge would be levied on homes above £3m.
Elderly people living in homes worth more than £2m would be able to defer the payment until their death or until they sell the property as long as they are not higher rate taxpayers.
Mandelson has made little secret of his unease over Miliband as the Labour leader makes clear he believes the centre of political gravity has moved to the left in recent years. The former business secretary, who has formed something of a political partnership with Ed Balls in the last few years, calls on Labour to revive the success of the Bill Clinton and Tony Blair years.
He said: "We have to make sure that what we are doing is, in a sense, recreating the policies we saw in the Clinton-Blair era where we saw a pro-business liberal economic approach but combined with very strong policies and interventions by government in order to create opportunities for individuals and to redistribute income and wealth more fairly."
Mandelson said he was not aware of the confrontation between the Labour shadow arts minister Chris Bryant and the singer James Blunt over social class. Blunt accused Bryant of being a "classist gimp" after the frontbencher questioned why so many leading figures in the acting and singing professions had been privately educated.
But the former business secretary made clear he felt uncomfortable with any attempts to highlight class divisions. "I don't know what Chris Bryant said, I don't know what James Blunt said in response. I think glibness, I think ideologically based rhetoric, I think trying to divide up society between the haves and have-nots and mobilise the middle ground against the rich is as unacceptable as we have from elsewhere in the political spectrum trying to mobilise the middle ground against what they call welfare scroungers but are actually poor people who have little and want more.
"I don't like that polarisation, that political polarisation, partly because it doesn't lead to very good policy, it doesn't help you get elected, and thirdly it doesn't have much chance of creating the sort of consensual politics you need in a country like Britain to create the sort of society we want to see."
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2015 10:28:09 -0000
Subject: [historys_lost_mysteries] FWD - PM versus Pope - veiled agendas
News item 18 Jan 2015 [below] | PM versus Pope - veiled agendas
So Cameron is promoting `the right to be a dick-head' - like himself?
Ha! Cameron's agenda is thinly veiled and identical to that of Jack Straw and Herr Ratzinger (the pedo-nazi hiding in the Vatican). I.e. the long-term stirring up of race / religious hatred around the world [see safety.html for details of the lies and misrepresentations of Straw and Ratzinger].
The ruling elites of UK (& USA) constantly need `enemies' to justify the continuing embezzlement of tax-funds for `security' (inc. covering-up - by murder if nec. - the crimes of politico elites: mainly tax-theft + pedophile).
Having worked and lived with folk of all colours and creeds I know that most people were friendly, kind and welcoming a few decades ago (to an almost embarrassing extent sometimes). Some examples are at http://www.perceptions.couk.com/cool-facade.html#memory but bear in mind the caveat at the top - i.e. they couldn't happen today (which is how the ruling elites want it!).
...PM said the right to cause offence was part of a free society.
What 'free speech' didn't tell us about Charlie Hebdo jokes
The Pope suggests that those who are too provocative to Islam can expect "a punch". And even a co-founder of Charlie Hebdo says that its murdered editor's urge to provoke had "dragged the team to its death".
Date: Sat, 17 Jan 2015 04:16:16 -0000
Subject: "Trial against head of Greater Manchester Police accused of fatal shooting collapses
So a bent (possibly murderous) police-chief is kept out of jail by corrupt lawyers and judges agreeing that he should be protected from fair (open) trial.
PS - seems similar things have happened within the investigations of the elite pedophile network - see www.perceptions.couk.com/laworjustice.html#distract
Trial against head of Greater Manchester Police accused of fatal shooting collapses
The trial of a chief constable over the fatal shooting of an unarmed suspect has collapsed after "secret" police evidence was barred from being heard in public.
The case against the head of Greater Manchester Police (GMP) was dropped after the force argued it could not defend itself without evidence considered too sensitive to be heard in open court.
(more at page ...)
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2015 10:01:03 -0000
Subject: EU protection against GM - "too late?"
Today hear that greedy politicos are trying to undermine EU protection against GM, see:
"GM crops could be speedily brought to the UK market after MEPs voted to allow countries to choose whether to grow the crops on Tuesday."
However pessimists, me included, look at the evidence and realize our protection was lost a long time ago - see:
"The Government admitted for the first time yesterday that genetically modified farm crops could contaminate normal crops no matter how far apart they are." - Sarah Schaefer, Political Reporter "The Independent" - 14 June 2000.
[ More reports at www.perceptions.couk.com/bbio1.html#gm1 ]
Further, anyone who's looked at global air-currents (all of western Europe regularly gets gifts of Saharan sand, and similar African sand and dust gets across to the Gulf of Mexico and its surrounding countries) knows that the whole world is receiving contaminated pollen from Monsanto's toxic products.
Date: Fri, 9 Jan 2015 09:36:30 -0000
Subject: "High IQ could be shield against schizophrenia, scientists say
Agree to this because I too has been thinking about why we seldom see scientists, educators, military, political and people of related fields that succumbs to schizophrenia that much compare to the general lay population., I think just like muscles the more we use the better it becomes, same with the brain that the more we think the more new connections will be made by neurons, more connections more healthier blood follow across the whole brain on regular basis.
On 09-Jan-15 5:36 PM, Ray Dickenson wrote:
I'm saying nothing apart from it seems common sense - and have always been impressed by the level of education _and_ IQ among Scandinavian (Danish) colleagues and friends.
Published time: January 07, 2015 14:44
High IQ could be shield against schizophrenia, scientists say
High intelligence might halt the development of schizophrenia, especially in genetically predisposed people, according to a large-scale study contradicting earlier, more conventional beliefs that braininess may increase risk of this disorder.
A team of US and Swedish scientists has recently established that intelligence quotient, or IQ, is an important `moderator' in the development of schizophrenia, but the link actually works the opposite way.
"If you're really smart, your genes for schizophrenia don't have much of a chance of acting," said first author Kenneth S. Kendler, professor of psychiatry and human and molecular genetics at Virginia Commonwealth University.
More than 1.2 million Swedish males born between 1951 and 1975 and registered in the Military Conscription Register participated in the study that assessed their IQ at ages from 18 to 20, in late adolescence, and tracked the history of schizophrenia-related hospitalization until 2010.
It turns out, low IQ is among other factors - like fetal experience, childhood trauma or early drug use - contributing to the development of the mental illness, although there is a huge variation in the intelligence scores of people with schizophrenia.
"What really predicted risk for schizophrenia is how much you deviate from the predicted IQ that [you] get from your relatives," Kendler said. "If you're quite a bit lower, that carries a high risk for schizophrenia. Not achieving the IQ that you should have based on your genetic constitution and family background seems to most strongly predispose for schizophrenia."
According to the study, a 1-point decrease in IQ increases the risk of schizophrenia by 3.8 percent, and the strongest effect was seen within families - it "nearly disappears at the highest IQ level."
Date: Wed, 7 Jan 2015 21:06:33 -0000
Subject: Re: "Boy-Girl Ratios and Consequences
Hi Brent. Well it's been remarked on for many years - the most recent article (quickly found) available is at:
WHY DOES WAR BREED MORE BOYS?
SURGE OF MALE BABIES IN WARTIME IS DUE TO A MALE GENE, SAYS EVOLUTION RESEARCHER
By Laura Allen Posted December 17, 2008
Trends in Population Sex Ratios May be Explained by Changes in the Frequencies of Polymorphic Alleles of a Sex Ratio Gene
From: brent K********
Sent: Wednesday, January 07, 2015 8:25 PM
Do you have anything whatsoever that you can point to, to back up your claim?
From: "'Ray D'
Subject: FWD - "Boy-Girl Ratios and Consequences
Boy-Girl Ratios and Consequences
It began to be noted, over the last fifty or sixty years (although some bright sparks may have spotted it earlier) that during times of heavy warfare the ratio of boy-children increases, while in times of peace and plenty the girl-child ratio moves back up. Nobody knows, even now, the real physical signals - or their mechanisms - which effect this deep change in human conception patterns.
Jaunting back you could've immediately worked out what era you were in: if there was a predominance of boy-children then you had arrived in a time of slaughter - of hatred, blood and iron. Whereas, if there were more girls around then you had picked a time of peace, plenty and friendship.
Today, unfortunately, a combination of too-early use of modern technology and general ignorance has resulted in some primitive national groups opting for `killing-off' female embryos (and even infants) because their still-primitive culture prizes boys only - and because they were too stupid [and too corrupt] to think through the consequences of their actions.
This has resulted in India becoming a nation of psychotic males, unfit for civilization. A human female is not safe in India - she will be mobbed and gang-raped (and, as a sign that the rape was psychotic, she'll probably then be murdered; with maybe even the body being burned, a further sign of psychotic male self-disgust).
That's all due to the boy-girl ratio in India now being tilted much too heavily towards the male - so boys don't see many girls and girls can't trust boys (can you blame them?).
So India has, by a reverse process, brought upon itself an era of slaughter: hatred, blood and iron.
[ Update Oct. 2015 - "India" was used to denote both the sub-continent and also the area where such cultural bias is prevalent - so here that means much of Pakistan, most of India and maybe also Bangladesh - RD ]
Date: Wed, 31 Dec 2014 10:00:20 -0000
Subject:"Are lightning deaths increasing?
Nope, think it's population pressures pushing developers to build on land that the locals previously avoided - because it was prone to lightning strikes.
Recall a local guy in southern Italy saying exactly that about a new factory (think it was for processing `Parma Hams' or other high value foodstuffs). He said the big man (the owner of several food-factories) should have known better, if he'd talked to local farmers or hunters.
Are lightning deaths increasing?
By Navin Singh Khadka
Environment reporter, BBC World Service
Lightning appears to be killing and injuring increasing numbers of people in developing countries, meteorologists and experts say.
The total casualties could even be higher than other weather-related disasters like floods, landslides and droughts.
"The frequency of lightning has somehow increased from what it used to be," says Michael Nkalubo, commissioner at Meteorological Department of Uganda, a country where lightning storms are common.
"I cannot say that a study has been carried out on this but I am saying this on the basis of my general observation.
(more at page ...)
Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2014 12:16:48 +0000(UTC)
Subject: Re: Re: "1.2-Million-Year-Old Stone Tool Unearthed in Turkey
Right, think I've got to agree with most or all of that.
A while ago found that Tom Van Flandern (respected US astronomer) had made a list of reasons for Mars being a former moon of a much larger planet;
[Extract archived as part of this page - just in case]
From: Frances Mc******
Sent: Monday, December 29, 2014 8:47 PM
Subject: Re: "1.2-Million-Year-Old Stone Tool Unearthed in Turkey
Most modern science does not acknowledge the pre-deluvian (pre-flood) civilization which includes those strange monuments of stone around the world, many of which are still underwater (were previously above water due to the water being in ice at the poles). Who knows what could be seen in Antarctica with the ice removed?
Planet Earth has undergone several extinction level events, one of which pretty much killed off all higher life when Planet "Rahab" was destroyed and huge celestial junk hit us. Mars was one of that planet's moons. The orbits of the inner planets were moved around then. Probably one of the cyclical visits of The Destroyer star and its entourage of space junk and smaller planets, a type of mini solar system.
The book of Job refers to much of this very ancient history, but in elusive terms. Noah's Flood was very recent in geological terms. There was another flood before that (ELE). The farther back you go in history, the fuzzier the descriptions. Remember, they only had word of mouth, oral story telling until the modern age.
All part of the 'forbidden archeology' cover up.
The correct translation of Genesis 1 is 'the earth BECAME without form and void'. The Bible just covers the history of the current era, not the history of everything.
Sent: Monday, December 29, 2014 4:03 AM
Subject: Re: "1.2-Million-Year-Old Stone Tool Unearthed in Turkey
Re: "1.2-Million-Year-Old Stone Tool Unearthed in Turkey
Have been re-thinking this due to reading myself to sleep last night with a couple of elderly books, one on paleontology, written '60s / '70s, i.e. before the iron grip of fashion and a `party-line' in most sciences.
It seems that some folk were happy with accepting `Peking Man' as a recent ancestor and/or an actual primitive homo sap and ancestor of present Chinese. That's because the book listed his cranial capacity as up to 1300 cc; i.e. well within homo sap's range of 1100 cc to 1400 cc. [Neanderthal's was bigger: circa 1600 cc]. And Peking Man was variously dated to around 750,000 years ago.
As only a few skulls were found, and all the fossils mysteriously disappeared while being moved (some say they were in US custody when they vanished), there's plenty of leeway to expect their brains were maybe the same size as ours or even a bit bigger.
But of course that would offend most professors and museums (esp. the Smithsonian) who have put all their political might behind a twenty or thirty year program of denying all `ancient human' evidence, especially indications of earlier civilizations and of early world-wide trade and communications. [Like the very tall skeletons found earlier in the USA and later confiscated].
So maybe that's why they've been clinging to that `Out of Africa 60,000 years ago' mantra - despite massive amounts of evidence that human civilization's history goes back much further.
> Great! However, you can bet the MSM will go back to repeating that `Out of Africa 60,000 yrs ago' mantra - MSM has a tiny attention-span and even smaller intelligence.
> Dec 24, 2014 by Sci-News.com
> 1.2-Million-Year-Old Stone Tool Unearthed in Turkey
Date: Fri, 26 Dec 2014 22:59:46 -0000
Subject: "1.2-Million-Year-Old Stone Tool Unearthed in Turkey
Great! However, you can bet the MSM will go back to repeating that `Out of Africa 60,000 yrs ago' mantra - MSM has a tiny attention-span and even smaller intelligence.
Dec 24, 2014 by Sci-News.com
1.2-Million-Year-Old Stone Tool Unearthed in Turkey
Archaeologists have found a Paleolithic stone flake in the ancient deposits of the Gediz River, revealing that human ancestors passed through the gateway from Asia to Europe much earlier than previously thought.
Although Paleolithic stone tools have been found in western Turkey before, few have been associated with geological deposits of known age. As a result, the timing of early humans' progress across the Anatolian peninsula is poorly understood.
The newfound stone tool is composed mainly of quartz and is about 5 cm long.
It shows evidence of being hammered by a hard tool and, according to the scientists, is at least 1.2 million years old.
"The flake was an incredibly exciting find. I had been studying the sediments in the meander bend and my eye was drawn to a pinkish stone on the surface. When I turned it over for a better look, the features of a humanly-struck artifact were immediately apparent," said Prof Danielle Schreve of Royal Holloway University of London, UK, who is a co-author of the paper published in the journal Quaternary Science Reviews.
"This discovery is critical for establishing the timing and route of early human dispersal into Europe."
"Our research suggests that the flake is the earliest securely-dated artifact from Turkey ever recorded and was dropped on the floodplain by an early hominin well over a million years ago."
Prof Darrel Maddy of Newcastle University, who is the lead author on the study, added: "although the find of an individual struck flake may not in itself be unusual, the observation is significant because we can assign a precise time range to the artifact and thus the presence of hominins."
"We observed markings on the flake that clearly suggest it had been struck with force by a hard hammer or other stone tool, making it highly unlikely that it was shaped by natural processes."
"This quartzitic flake was then dropped on the floodplain of an active river meander. That meander cut through lavas with age estimates of 1.24 million years and was finally abandoned as a response to damming of the river downstream by a younger lava flow dated to 1.17 million years.
"This makes it the earliest securely-dated artifact from Turkey yet reported."
The oldest hominin fossils in western Anatolia, attributed to Homo erectus, were recovered in 2007 in the deposits of travertine at Kocabas in the Denizli basin - about 100 km south of where the flake was discovered - but their dating were uncertain.
"This study highlights the need for geologists and archaeologists to work more closely together," Prof Maddy said.
"By doing so we should be able to track the movements of early humans with ever increasing detail, affording us great opportunities to understand the dispersal of our ancestors and the origins of the first Europeans."
Date: Thu, 25 Dec 2014 23:05:51 -0000
Subject: "Police using pre-charge bail to muzzle protesters
Ha! No surprise that UK's cops (esp. the Met.) are acting corruptly.
[BTW - see note below article]
Kevin Rawlinson | The Guardian, Thursday 25 December 2014 07.00 GMT
Revealed: Police using pre-charge bail to muzzle protesters Exclusive: Data obtained by the Guardian substantiates claims that hundreds of innocent people banned from attending lawful demonstrations
Police are being accused of trying to muzzle protest movements as figures obtained by the Guardian reveal the widespread use of bail to ban hundreds of innocent people from attending lawful demonstrations.
The data shows that around 85% of those barred from protesting when bailed have not been subsequently charged with any crime. Civil liberties and protest groups accused police of dealing out their own justice and called for a change in the law.
The figures show that a least 732 people have been banned by police forces in England and Wales since 2008 but then never charged. They come as the government confirms it is considering overhauling the police bail rules.
"Bail is becoming an instrument that is being used by people without recourse to the judicial process. It is to essentially punish protesters and curb their right to demonstrate," said Rachel Harger of leading human rights law firm Bindmans.
"It is effectively the police conducting their own extra-judicial justice without going to court."
Rachel Robinson, Liberty's policy officer, said: "The lack of limits on police bail make it liable to abuse and misuse, and can act to frustrate, rather than further, prosecutions.
"Its use against protesters raises particular concerns, potentially chilling peaceful dissent for protracted periods without any prospect of criminal conviction."
The Network for Police Monitoring, a group of activists and lawyers who are compiling evidence of police strategies, said: "Police bail is used a means of disrupting protest activity without the inconvenience of dealing with a formal legal process.
"As a result of the police's long track record of misusing pre-charge conditions against protesters in an irresponsible way, we believe the only solution is the complete withdrawal of this power for all protest-related offences."
According to Hannah Dee of Defend the Right to Protest, the use of pre-charge bail against protesters was linked to the mass arrests and stringent conditions placed on demonstrations by police in recent years.
Data collected by the Guardian suggest that 855 people have been banned by police forces in England and Wales since 2008. However, in only 123 cases could police convince the CPS that there was enough evidence to prosecute and that doing so would be in the public interest.
The data was collected using the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) supplemented by other corroborating sources. Those included the Network for Police Monitoring, the Legal Defence and Monitoring Group - which helps people arrested on protests - eyewitnesses and public statements by police forces.
Additional research has suggested the actual number of bans imposed could be far greater because some custody sergeants gave bail conditions not picked up by the scope of the Guardian's FOI requests.
One of those affected was Kelly Rogers, who said she was one of 10 given a "blanket ban on all protests" by West Midlands police.
Rogers said she was barred from associating with fellow arrestees, entering any university or congregating with more than 10 people. No criminal charge was ever brought against her.
"Ultimately, their only aim could have been to stop us protesting again, even though it is our right to do so," she said.
Her comments were backed up by Shanice McBean, who was one of many banned from demonstrating against the BNP within the M25 by the Met after being arrested at a demo in 2013. Her conditions lasted around six months, she told the Guardian.
According to the data, the Metropolitan police have banned around 500 people since 2008, with only around 15 ever charged.
The City of London, Essex and Sussex police forces banned 120 people between them. They had an average charge rate of just one in seven.
Essex handled the controversial Dale Farm Traveller site clearance in 2011, while Sussex policed the recent Balcombe fracking protests.
Additionally, 250 people involved in the Barton Moss anti-fracking demonstration were given post-charge protest bans by Greater Manchester police that a court found too restrictive, their lawyer told the Guardian.
Simon Pook of Robert Lizar solicitors called the conditions "draconian" and said they breached his clients' rights to freedoms of expression and to assembly.
Unlike those covered by the FOI requests, Pook's clients had been charged with various offences and their bail conditions would, therefore, inevitably be subject to judicial oversight.
There is no limit on how long a person can be made to submit to pre-charge bail and a custody sergeant does not need a court's permission to hand out a protest ban. If it is flouted, the protester is liable for arrest for breach of bail. People on pre-charge bail have the right to appeal to a magistrate.
The policing minister, Mike Penning, said the government was due to begin consultation on pre-charge bail reform.
"The home secretary has been clear that it is wrong for people to spend months, or even years, on police bail with no judicial oversight or accountability.
"In parallel, the College of Policing is developing evidence-based guidance to bring consistency, transparency and rigour to the way in which pre-charge bail is used in criminal investigations," he said.
The Association of Chief Police Officers did not respond to a request for comment.
In Northern Ireland, where the context around marches and demonstrations is different to that in mainland UK, 90% of the 373 people banned were subsequently charged. Pre-charge bail is not used in Scotland.
Nb. see image at Police-bail-map.svg for details of which police forces use `bail' to control / bully innocent people - Ray D
Nb2 - you can see they're roughly in order of known corruption - i.e. the Metropolitan Police (Scotland Yard) are the most corrupt UK force (known for silencing / murdering victims or witnesses of the pedophile elite network).