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Norman Scarth: Administrative Court Hearing 2011-08-18 London


A few of us off London (many are already there and other will meet us at):

ADMINISTRATIVE COURT IN LONDON,COURT 28

Before MR JUSTICE WYN WILLIAMS

Thursday 18 August, 2011, At half past 10

APPLICATION(s): CO/7741/2011 Scarth v Governor Of HM Prison Armley

From: https://justicefornormanscarth.wordpress.com/2011/08/17/please-forward-this-and-attend-and-show-your-support/

Also, from: https://justicefornormanscarth.wordpress.com/2011/08/17/free-norman-scarth-update-17082011/

2011-08-17: “We would like to inform you all that today, after many phone calls and applications and re-application, we have finally had our application for Writ of Habeas Corpus approved.

In accordance with the Writ, on Thursday 18th August 2011 Norman Scarth, along with his Jailer will be brought before the Royal Courts of Justice (possibly via video link from Leeds), and Chris Jarvis will be arguing the case for release of Mr Scarth in the wider public interest.

The Jailer will have to give good cause as to why Mr Scarth should not be released.

We ask ALL of you for your support to attend the Royal Courts of Justice as these are your rights that we are attempting to uphold.

This is history in the making as far as we know for a man to stand up for another man, and this to have bypassed the solicitors and barristers that would normally deal with such matters.

At the moment we do not have a time allocation for the hearing, there will be further updates as we get them.

Kindest of regards, Team Norman

 
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Riots! I blame the parents: an open letter to David Cameron’s parents


This appearer on the web a couple of days ago. It would be funny is it wasn’t true!

Riot ringleader

Riot ringleader

From: http://nathanieltapley.com/2011/08/10/an-open-letter-to-david-camerons-parents/

The full text:

Dear Mr & Mrs Cameron,

Why did you never take the time to teach your child basic morality?

As a young man, he was in a gang that regularly smashed up private property. We know that you were absent parents who left your child to be brought up by a school rather than taking responsibility for his behaviour yourselves. The fact that he became a delinquent with no sense of respect for the property of others can only reflect that fact that you are terrible, lazy human beings who failed even in teaching your children the difference between right and wrong. I can only assume that his contempt for the small business owners of Oxford is indicative of his wider values.

Even worse, your neglect led him to fall in with a bad crowd. He became best friends with a young man who set fire to buildings for fun. And others:

There’s Michael Gove, whose wet-lipped rage was palpable on Newsnight last night. This is the Michael Gove who confused one of his houses with another of his houses in order to avail himself of £7,000 of the taxpayers’ money to which he was not entitled (or £13,000, depending on which house you think was which).

Or Hazel Blears, who was interviewed in full bristling peahen mode for almost all of last night. She once forgot which house she lived in, and benefited to the tune of £18,000. At the time she said it would take her reputation years to recover. Unfortunately not.

But, of course, this is different. This is just understandable confusion over the rules of how many houses you are meant to have as an MP. This doesn’t show the naked greed of people stealing plasma tellies.

Unless you’re Gerald Kaufman, who broke parliamentary rules to get £8,000 worth of 40-inch, flat screen, Bang and Olufsen TV out of the taxpayer.

Or Ed Vaizey, who got £2,000 in antique furniture ‘delivered to the wrong address’. Which is fortunate, because had that been the address they were intended for, that would have been fraud.

Or Jeremy Hunt, who broke the rules to the tune of almost £20,000 on one property and £2,000 on another. But it’s all right, because he agreed to pay half of the money back. Not the full amount, it would be absurd to expect him to pay back the entire sum that he took and to which he was not entitled. No, we’ll settle for half. And, as in any other field, what might have been considered embezzlement of £22,000 is overlooked. We know, after all, that David Cameron likes to give people second chances.

Fortunately, we have the Met Police to look after us. We’ll ignore the fact that two of its senior officers have had to resign in the last six weeks amid suspicions of widespread corruption within the force.

We’ll ignore Andy Hayman, who went for champagne dinners with those he was meant to be investigating, and then joined the company on leaving the Met.

Of course, Mr and Mrs Cameron, your son is right. There are parts of society that are not just broken, they are sick. Riddled with disease from top to bottom.

Just let me be clear about this (It’s a good phrase, Mr and Mrs Cameron, and one I looted from every sentence your son utters, just as he looted it from Tony Blair), I am not justifying or minimising in any way what has been done by the looters over the last few nights. What I am doing, however, is expressing shock and dismay that your son and his friends feel themselves in any way to be guardians of morality in this country.

Can they really, as 650 people who have shown themselves to be venal pygmies, moral dwarves at every opportunity over the last 20 years, bleat at others about ‘criminality’. Those who decided that when they broke the rules (the rules they themselves set) they, on the whole wouldn’t face the consequences of their actions?

Are they really surprised that this country’s culture is swamped in greed, in the acquisition of material things, in a lust for consumer goods of the most base kind? Really?

Let’s have a think back: cash-for-questions; Bernie Ecclestone; cash-for-access; Mandelson’s mortgage; the Hinduja passports; Blunkett’s alleged insider trading (and, by the way, when someone has had to resign in disgrace twice can we stop having them on television as a commentator, please?); the meetings on the yachts of oligarchs; the drafting of the Digital Economy Act with Lucian Grange; Byers’, Hewitt’s & Hoon’s desperation to prostitute themselves and their positions; the fact that Andrew Lansley (in charge of NHS reforms) has a wife who gives lobbying advice to the very companies hoping to benefit from the NHS reforms. And that list didn’t even take me very long to think of.

Our politicians are for sale and they do not care who knows it.

Oh yes, and then there’s the expenses thing. Widescale abuse of the very systems they designed, almost all of them grasping what they could while they remained MPs, to build their nest egg for the future at the public’s expense. They even now whine on Twitter about having their expenses claims for getting back to Parliament while much of the country is on fire subject to any examination. True public servants.

The last few days have revealed some truths, and some heartening truths. The fact that the #riotcleanup crews had organised themselves before David Cameron even made time for a public statement is heartening. The fact that local communities came together to keep their neighbourhoods safe when the police failed is heartening. The fact that there were peace vigils being organised (even as the police tried to dissuade people) is heartening.

There is hope for this country. But we must stop looking upwards for it. The politicians are the ones leading the charge into the gutter.

David Cameron was entirely right when he said: “It is a complete lack of responsibility in parts of our society, people allowed to think that the world owes them something, that their rights outweigh their responsibilities, and that their actions do not have consequences.”

He was more right than he knew.

And I blame the parents.

 
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David Cameron declares war on his own people; promises a British police state


From: http://www.activistpost.com/2011/08/david-cameron-declares-war-on-his-own.html

“Madison Ruppert, Contributing Writer
Activist Post

It is sad to say that the United Kingdom is heading down the road of tyranny to be a complete police state like the United States, but Prime Minister David Cameron has announced just that today.

Cameron is under the impression that the riots were caused by a “slow-motion moral collapse” without entertaining any other theories which might be a bit more accurate.

It is much more convenient to blame the problems on the powerless citizens than the bankster overlords that Cameron happily serves or the police’s actions.

Cameron thinks that Britain is now broken and in reaction he has said that he is going to wage “an all-out war” against what he called “gangs” but what others might call “rioters” or “protesters” depending on their motives.

rime Minister Cameron said that the riots have come out of failures of British culture to make people take responsibility for their actions. This is a bit ridiculous given that is an unfortunate reality in today’s culture around the Western world and there are not violent riots breaking out in every city on a daily basis.

Furthermore, Cameron implied that single-parent families could have some impact on this issue by saying that the fear of “stigmatizing” individuals by dealing with topics like single-parent families has made it harder for Britain to handle issues like this.

Again, it seems a bit ludicrous to blame the riots on a fear of speaking out against issues like single-parent families.

One thing I do agree with in Cameron’s statement is his point that, “In this risk-free ground of moral neutrality there are no bad choices, just different lifestyles. ‘Live and let live’ becomes ‘Do what you please.’”

However, if Cameron actually supported such an anti-moral relativism position as I do, he might realize that he is a condemnable, immoral human being who supports the murder of civilians abroad in the name of freedom.

I seriously doubt that Cameron even understands the position he attempts to hold as he would realize that there is no justification for murder, aggression or violence and in doing so would find himself to be a disgusting and thoroughly amoral individual.

A poll carried out by ICM Research found that Cameron’s delusional views are shared across much of the British population.

They found that 45% blamed “criminality on the part of the rioters”, 28% blamed “lack of respect within families and communities” and 8% blamed youth unemployment.

A shocking 1/3 of those polled by ICM Research and another polling group ComRes said that they think Cameron handled the response to the riots aptly.

I guess roughly one in three British citizens therefore believe that free speech is an outdated concept and should be eradicated whenever the government deems necessary for however long the government deems necessary, as that is what Cameron has proposed in response to the chaos.

Cameron has also pronounced that the police presence in the United Kingdom would be ramped up, as if CCTV monitoring every inch of major cities was not enough.

In the past, Cameron attempted to encourage the need to understand and converse with young criminals, but now he has completely abandoned this by promising an “all-out war on gangs and gang culture”.

I wonder if Cameron includes the well-off, educated individuals who participated in the rioting in these “gangs and gang culture”.

Apparently Cameron thinks that a millionaire’s daughter, a Baptist student mentor, a law student, a 17-year-old ballerina and an organic chef are gang members, now.

Simply put: Cameron’s approach makes no sense.

Cameron was planning to cut police funding by 20% in 2014-2015. Police associations have estimated that this will result in about 14,000 fewer police jobs.

How exactly are you going to put more police on the street if you’re cutting the funding?

Even more absurd is the fact that the riots sprung out of the murder of a black man at the hands of police officers and in response Cameron decided to hire an American former police chief which will likely result in more aggressive and violent tactics being implemented.

How exactly are you going to stop further civil unrest as a result of police brutality by increasing police brutality?

He has been talking about harsher sentencing for criminals while the Ministry of Justice has been advocating cutting the prison population in order to reduce spending by 23%.

If Cameron’s plan couldn’t get any more bizarre, he said that “Family and parenting is where we’ve got to start” without elucidating what this meant in any way. What a great plan there, Davey! I wish I had the mental acumen to come up with such well-thought-out and thorough proposals!

Some conservatives in the UK are advocating that the government should revoke public housing from entire families if a single one happened to be a rioter. This has to be some of the most imbecilic nonsense I have ever heard.

How exactly are you going to curb future social unrest by removing the social programs the poor rely upon?

It gets even worse. I know it is hard to believe, but it is true.

Cameron has said that the increasing health and safety regulations and human rights laws can lead to a “twisting and misrepresenting of human rights in a way that has undermined personal responsibility.”

This is nothing short of dangerous. Judging by Cameron’s vague statement, one could argue that someone who is being tortured by the British government has no protection from doing so, because if that person had exercised their personal responsibility to keep them out of such a situation, it wouldn’t have happened. Therefore, it is all their fault and anyone who says otherwise is “twisting and misrepresenting” human rights.

Cameron and the government of the UK has been attempting to push the European Union to “make changes to the European Convention on Human Rights,” according to the Wall Street Journal. They do not make it clear what exactly these changes would be, although from Cameron’s reaction to this entire fiasco I cannot imagine they will be positive changes.

What do you think should be done in response to the riots? How do you think governments of the world should handle themselves to prevent such things from happening to begin with? I would appreciate your ideas and feedback, so please e-mail me at admin@endthelie.com if you have anything to share.

Madison Ruppert is the Editor and Owner-Operator of the alternative news and analysis database End The Lie and has no affiliation with any NGO, political party, economic school, or other organization/cause. If you have questions, comments, or corrections feel free to contact him at admin@EndtheLie.com

 

5200 Pentagon Employees PURCHASED Child Pornography! (Why Is This Not A Bigger Story?)


From: youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7qTBkA8X_E?rel=0&w=640&h=510

It’s a global sin!

 

$2.3 TRILLION unaccounted for: Remember this (2011-09-10 a day before 9/11)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rRqeJcuK-A

The same goes for the UK. War on Terror – more like WAR ON WASTE/CORRUPTION

 
 

More forced vaccinations


From: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16948093/ns/health-kids_and_parenting/t/texas-governor-orders-std-vaccine-all-girls/#.TkuTd4Jc6eY

AUSTIN, Texas — Bypassing the Legislature altogether, Republican Gov. Rick Perry issued an order Friday making Texas the first state to require that schoolgirls get vaccinated against the sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer.

By employing an executive order, Perry sidestepped opposition in the Legislature from conservatives and parents’ rights groups who fear such a requirement would condone premarital sex and interfere with the way Texans raise their children.

Beginning in September 2008, girls entering the sixth grade — meaning, generally, girls ages 11 and 12 — will have to receive Gardasil, Merck & Co.’s new vaccine against strains of the human papillomavirus, or HPV.

Perry also directed state health authorities to make the vaccine available free to girls 9 to 18 who are uninsured or whose insurance does not cover vaccines. In addition, he ordered that Medicaid offer Gardasil to women ages 19 to 21.

Perry, a conservative Christian who opposes abortion and stem-cell research using embryonic cells, counts on the religious right for his political base. But he has said the cervical cancer vaccine is no different from the one that protects children against polio.

“The HPV vaccine provides us with an incredible opportunity to effectively target and prevent cervical cancer,” Perry said.

Merck is bankrolling efforts to pass state laws across the country mandating Gardasil for girls as young as 11 or 12. It doubled its lobbying budget in Texas and has funneled money through Women in Government, an advocacy group made up of female state legislators around the country.

Perry tied to Merck
Perry has ties to Merck and Women in Government. One of the drug company’s three lobbyists in Texas is Mike Toomey, Perry’s former chief of staff. His current chief of staff’s mother-in-law, Texas Republican state Rep. Dianne White Delisi, is a state director for Women in Government.

The governor also received $6,000 from Merck’s political action committee during his re-election campaign.

The order is effective until Perry or a successor changes it, and the Legislature has no authority to repeal it, said Perry spokeswoman Krista Moody. Moody said the Texas Constitution permits the governor, as head of the executive branch, to order other members of the executive branch to adopt rules like this one.

Legislative aides said they are looking for ways around the order for parents who oppose it.

“He’s circumventing the will of the people,” said Dawn Richardson, president of Parents Requesting Open Vaccine Education, a citizens group that fought for the right to opt out of other vaccine requirements. “There are bills filed. There’s no emergency except in the boardrooms of Merck, where this is failing to gain the support that they had expected.”

Opt-out option for parents
Texas allows parents to opt out of inoculations by filing an affidavit objecting to the vaccine on religious or philosophical reasons. Even with such provisions, however, conservative groups say such requirements interfere with parents’ rights to make medical decisions for their children.

The federal government approved Gardasil in June, and a government advisory panel has recommended that all girls get the shots at 11 and 12, before they are likely to be sexually active.

The New Jersey-based drug company could generate billions in sales if Gardasil — at $360 for the three-shot regimen — were made mandatory across the country. Most insurance companies now cover the vaccine, which has been shown to have no serious side effects.

Merck spokeswoman Janet Skidmore would not say how much the company is spending on lobbyists or how much it has donated to Women in Government. Susan Crosby, the group’s president, also declined to specify how much the drug company gave.

A top official from Merck’s vaccine division sits on Women in Government’s business council, and many of the bills around the country have been introduced by members of Women in Government.

 

Multi-millionaire property tycoon lives in £135-a-week council house (and you also subsidised the home of a wealthy councillor)


From: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2023416/It-beggars-belief-Multi-millionaire-owns-massive-property-empire-chain-restaurants-lives-135-week-COUNCIL-HOUSE.html

  • Businessman Shiraj Haque is in social housing despite owning EIGHT other properties – including a £2million property
  • Councillor with £1million property portfolio lives in council house
  • Ministers have vowed to prevent anyone earning more than £100,000 from living in a local authority property

He owns property worth £5million, a chain of restaurants and a supermarket.

But multi-millionaire Shiraj Haque was revealed to be living in taxpayer-subsided social housing with a rent of just £135 a week.

The attractive, three-storey house in Bethnal Green is meant for low-income families, yet he has at least eight other properties, including a £2million home in South Woodford.

 Multi-millionaire: Shiraj Haque
Ayesha Chowdhury: Council home and £1m property portfolio

Multi-millionaire: Shiraj Haque is living in housing which costs him just £135 per week while Ayesha Chowdhury, a serving councillor, right, has £1m of properties but is living in a council property

He is among a number of wealthy people who are, or have been, living in social housing despite already owning a number of homes, according to the Sunday Telegraph.

Another is serving Labour councillor Ayesha Chowdhury, who lived in council housing despite owning properties worth at least £1million.

The revelation comes as ministers vowed to prevent anyone earning more than £100,000 being allowed to live in a council house.

Restaurant owner: The Clifton, Whitechapel
Property in Stratford

Wealth… but taxpayer support: Shiraj Haque owns The Clifton in Whitechapel, left, as well as property in Stratford, right

Ayesha Choudhury owns properties in two buildings in Beckton worth £1million in totalAyesha Choudhury owns properties in two buildings in Beckton worth £1million in total

Mr Haque’s local council currently has a waiting list of around 20,000 – one of the longest in London.

Social housing is allocated after a rigorous needs assessment involving income, family size and circumstances.

Mr Haque has lived in his council house since 2000 when he was already a wealthy businessman.

Peter Golds, leader of the opposition, said questions needed to be asked about how and why he got the house in the first place.

‘It is beyond belief that a millionaire is taking a public subsidy to deprive a needy family of a home,’ he said.

Mr Haque said he was housed because his previous home had been demolished.

He told the Sunday Telegraph that he lived there because he considered himself a ‘social democrat’ who ‘wanted to connect with the community’.

Living in a council flat: But Mrs Chowdhury also owns this propertyLiving in a council flat: But Mrs Chowdhury also owns this property

But he, the Peabody Trust housing association and the council were unable to explain how he met the income criteria.

A council spokesman said he could not discuss individual cases.

Records at Companies House show that Mr Haque is the sole director and only shareholder of Renegade Investment.

The company owns property worth £2.4million, according to its latest accounts.

He is also in effective control of the Clifton Group which owns four restaurants and a cash-and-carry supermarket. He is known as the ‘Curry King of Brick Lane’.

Companies House, Charity Commission and electoral roll records show that Mrs Chowdhury, who represents Beckton ward in Newham, lived in a housing association home despite she and her husband, Faiz, owning 17 properties.

Mrs Chowdhury said she has now moved into a nearby property and has changed her electoral roll details to the new address.

She declined to comment on why she lived in a council house given her financial situation.

 
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Posted by on 2011-08-17 in Crime, Establishment bullshit

 
 
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