“As for the tragedy that you mentioned, I found out about it from the media. The first thing that entered my head was that if it had been a military-grade nerve agent, the people would have died on the spot,” said Putin
Theresa May and Boris Johnson are exposed as having volcanic arses.
2.15am Theresa May at the City of London Lord Mayor’s banquet declared the agenda of hostility towards Russia with accusations of engaging in cyber espionage, interfering in elections and targeted assasinatons.
Successful i.e. elected, Neo-Con politicians are unfairly accusing Russia of targetted murders, subverting democracy by interfering in elections using fake news and cyber espionage.
The problem is that it is these Neo-Con shits that are subverting democracy and attempting a distraction by blaming Russia. We know who the real perpetrators are – it’s Cambridge Analytica and it’s parent company SCL Group – Neo-Cons who subvert elections globally using Psychological Operations (Psyops or Psychological Warfare). We know that these nasty bastards were involved in subverting the 2016 Presidential election. We know that they subvert democracy internationally so that elections are effectively bought.
Craig Murray has comprehensively demolished the fake news promoted by the UK govrenment that Russia poisoned British spy Sergei Skripol and his daughter Yulia in the UK town of Salisbury. There is no way that imaginary Novichok nerve agent can be reasonably blamed on Russia: They don’t have any and it can be produced elsewhere.
US and EU politicians have been supporting UK despite the Russian nerve agent fake news being exposed for the bullshit it is over a week ago.
My flat got inspected on Wednesday and I intend to do a post on Environment Health HHSRS procedure in a few weeks when it’s completed. The idea is photos accompanied with what the guidance says, what I say and what Environmental Health say.
I took many ceiling tiles off my dodgy bedroom ceiling to see for myself but also for EH to see how bad it was. The rest of the ceiling was not as bad as the original crack but obviously in danger of collapsing. There are cracks all over the ceiling with water staining showing that the roof is fekked. I expect EH to order replacement of the ceiling without any action to the roof. The EH officer asked if water was dripping on me.
My landlord has been entering my flat without my knowledge. He picked the lock after I changed it so that he didn’t have a key. [ed: a bypass rather than picking really] Standard euro cylinders can be opened in under 5 seconds. I’ve got one FO lock there now.
I was hypnotized against my will and without my consent in February 2017. Dr. Bitchy video recorded me while I was hypnotized. I remember her setting up a tripod. I doubt that she filmed me eating onions. I wonder if she’s a Zionist. [26/03/18 I suspect that she is because she writes carefully-crafted letters encoded in English Jewish code (Agrippa). You are welcome to accuse me of anti-Semitism in the comments.]
Strange that any complaints I make about that GP practice get suddenly dropped – Health Service Ombudsmen, ICO, I’ve even had an advocate can’t wait to drop me. Much more emotional and involving when you see it on screen.
Been thinking about the Soapoperafication of UK politics. Lets have these poor actors playing shallow plots, eh?’
Try this one. It’s your fault that I killed those two people. You were the first owner of the car. It doesn’t matter that there were sixty or however many in between. You’re obviously responsible and that’s it. Nah, Nah, Nah.
[There’s also a more serious analysis involving Neo-Con shits but who’s doing rational rather than soap-opera bullshit?
The Government’s so-called ‘Snoopers’ Charter’ is unlawful in its current form, the Court of Appeal has ruled.
Tom Watson, deputy leader of the Labour Party, challenged the law that he said was ‘flawed from the start’.
The law – officially known as the Investigatory Powers Act (IPA) – gave the government wider-ranging powers of surveillance than previous legislation – including access to personal data such as internet and phone records, even when there was no suspicion of criminal activity or no proper oversight.
Officials claimed these broad powers were vital to protect the public from criminals, including paedophiles and terrorism.
However, critics argued that it granted police and spies some of the western world’s most extensive snooping capabilites.
‘This legislation was flawed from the start,’ Watson said in a statement. ‘The government must now bring forward changes to the Investigatory Powers Act to ensure that hundreds of thousands of people, many of whom are innocent victims or witnesses to crime, are protected by a system of independent approval for access to communications data.’
John McDonnell spoke at the gathering of the global elite known as the World Economic Forum at Davos. It’s no surprise that he was there, he’s expected to be UK’s next Chancellor with an agenda that is Socialist instead of the usual pro-Capitalist.
The shadow chancellor said he came in order to tell a few home truths on the “avalanche of discontent and resentment out there”.
“Why did I come? Firstly, I got an invitation and I thought this was the time to check just what the discussions were, what the assessments being made by individuals were and what the feelings were about the future. Secondly, to deliver a message that people need to look at things like the result of Brexit and address the issues that caused it,” he said.
“Davos is what I expected. It embodies the criticisms I have made of it in the past. I don’t think the people here have any comprehension of the contempt in which they are held.”
McDonnell said the corporations represented at Davos had been getting away with “industrial-scale tax avoidance” while ordinary people struggled. “They just don’t get it. It’s the system and it needs to be changed,” he said. He said the big auditing companies should have the equivalent of a doctor’s Hippocratic oath so that they did not encourage firms to avoid tax.
“Ten years after the crash, after 10 years of austerity and 10 years of paying their taxes and seeing public services cut, people have had enough.”
Looks like he’s simply telling it like it is.
Theresa May has a long history of attacking online privacy and censoring the internet. It’s usually about so-called extremist content or terrorism with them being conflated.
It’s a little different this time – along with Brazil and Macron’s France, May is seeking to censor so-called “fake news”. I was surprised at this one – ‘fake news’ is the rock-like polymath genius-in-chief’s wonderfully genius method of dismissing competing narratives. The Colossal Intellect simply dismisses irritating truths and anything that would portray His vast intellect’s policies or behaviour in a poor light as fake news. Surely people recognise Rigid Deep Thought’s simple rejection of any criticism as fake news is a transparent – though brilliant of course as He is – simple I’m not going to talk about that because it makes me look stupid ploy. It’s a We’ll just ignore that because it’s not worth bothering my Vast Intellect with sort-of-thing.
It can’t be about anything other than censorship and by calling it fake news they’re being totally transparent about it. The government proposes to decide for you which competing narratives you have access to in the style of Trump. What’s not censorship about that? We already have huge censorship thanks to NeoCon scum like May. I think that the way it works is that Tech Giants get to avoid vast amounts in tax if they support the government.
Competing narratives from alternative media from particularly Socialist websites like World Socialist Website and even David Icke are getting hit hard. I’m not keen on David Icke but he has a right to be heard. Then there are Holocaust Deniers who actually don’t normally deny the holocaust and instead mostly argue that it’s scale is exaggerated. They have a right to be heard.
I’m hoping to post more often. Environmental Health later
I need to start writing again. I seem to have lost the muse when I stopped drinking. I’ll try to publish something tomorrow about the Trumpification of UK politics with the establishment of a fake-news censorship unit and John McDonnell’s visit to Davos. I’ll also write a little about local council’s Environmental Health function being to excuse negligent landlords.
I’ll have to be politer than that of course but I’ll make sure that I convey that meaning.
I have an appeal soon at a First-Tier Tribunal (which is normally public btw). There is secret medical evidence that is withheld from me ‘for my own good’. On my request for a mandatory reconsideration I said I suffer from this and that. This and that is the secret medical evidence that is censored and not to be mentioned. The Tribunal will consider it, the DWP have used it in reaching their decision but I don’t even have access to the [ed: real] decision I am supposed to be appealing against!
The WCA handbook discusses so-called ‘Harmful Information’ at section 4.2.1.
This is information which has not been disclosed to the claimant by their medical attendant, and of which they are unaware. It is information which would be considered as seriously harmful to their health if divulged to them and is the only type of information which under the regulations may be withheld from the claimant in the event of a review or appeal. [Highlighted in bold in the original)
Section 4.2.1 continues to describe how to recognise ‘Harmful Information’ omitted from reports by leaving a gap followed by a ‘harmless synonym’. So, look out for gaps and harmless synonyms in those WCA reports because they mean that there’s secret evidence withheld from the claimant.
Hold on a minute, I said in my request for mandatory reconsideration that I suffer from this and that. In what sense am I not aware of it? And if I already know, how can it be harmful for me to know about it? I know it’s this and that because this and that is noticeably absent from all the papers. I say I suffer from this and that. I am denied addressing DWP’s response because it’s censored.
The Tribunal Procedure (First-tier Tribunal) (Social Entitlement Chamber) Rules 2008
(2) The Tribunal may give a direction prohibiting the disclosure of a document or information to a person if—
(a)the Tribunal is satisfied that such disclosure would be likely to cause that person or some other person serious harm; and
(b)the Tribunal is satisfied, having regard to the interests of justice, that it is proportionate to give such a direction.
(4) The Tribunal must conduct proceedings as appropriate in order to give effect to a direction given under paragraph (2).
So the Tribunal is satisfied that it is proportionate to withhold evidence that does not meet the criteria for harmful information and therefore should not be withheld at appeal. I wonder what it says. I’m not taking part in that bullshit
31/1/18 Adjourned. The tribunal only looks at the papers immediately before the appeal.
27/4/18 The first tier tribunal has lied to me. The adjournment was apparently (but not actually) to get medical records. I was told that I would get the same disclosure as the Tribunal. I’ve got the same censored shit.
I’m likely to refuse to participate any further because of the allegations secretly made against me while purporting to be potentially harmful medical information. It’s nasty secret shit because people are so hostile and prejudged agaist me. It feels like a sly trap.
It’s as if there is an artificially imagined plot to engage all interests so that they will forget the big picture. A desperate attempt to distract?
I find it very strange that it is all so vacuous. But then it is made up
Today’s news carries stories of AI to identify organised gangs of social security benefit fraudsters. I can’t see it really. It’s not going to be organised crime more likely gangmasters that sort of scale of things. It’s likely to be vulnerable people that are exploited.
Handy to distract from the debacle of Universal Credit. UC delay is strange because it’s actually so short. I may be out of date but there was a 3 month delay with JSA and a 2 month delay with ESA. It is always taken to the limit.
Perhaps the differences with UC is that it disrupts peoples’ lives so nastily and that 6 week limit is ignored. It also attacks low-paid self-employed hard-working oh-whats-the-differnce? It attacks people who are so unfortunate to find themselves newly unemployed. The way to move the unemployed into work is to make it as painless as possible. There are 3 month delays for benefit. I can give you a month’s work?
31 Dec 2017
Getting over the writer’s block
Please try to have especially enjoyable sex. Reciprocation? Go on do it for him / her /it / that too
Nah get really down and dirty ;)
2018? What about this for that thing? Love people
1/1/18 Universal Credit being unable to handle 5-week months is simply ridiculous. Are they clowns running this country?
A couple of weeks ago I made a ‘Trumpesque’ posting when I accused the Tories of interfering in my private life. I somehow surprisingly do not have a copy of that posting so can’t review the actual details. I apologise for the claims made in that posting which were without foundation.
I’ve been hypnotized against my will and without my consent by a since retired sadistic GP. I didn’t expect it but will be on guard in future. There’s not really any support for the notion that anyone was behind it and the subsequent cover-up other than the sick GP. GPs have traditionally got away with being such cnuts in UK.
Shall we try a Wednesday Wisdom series? Commentary and analysis of contemporary British politics.
International Development Secretary Priti Patel has been having secret meetings with Israelis – including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu – accompanied by Lord Polak, honorary president of Conservative Friends of Israel. Patel originally claimed that Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson was aware of the meetings.
The main issue with Priti Patel’s visits is missed. Theresa May’s government announced beyond doubt that they are Neo-Conservatives by hosting Netanyaha to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Balfour declaration. Neo-Conservatism is an awkward term and Zionist-supporting may be easier although not exactly the same.
The real issue about Priti Patel’s meetings in Israel is that they were conducted without the presence of civil servants so that there is no official record of what was discussed. It’s an ideal situation for the Zionist and Zionist-supporting governments to brief each other on their situation and intentions, the ideal situation to brief each other on intended spin and military action.
Paradise Papers and the Royal family
The Paradise Papers reveal that the Queen had some ten million pounds invested offshore. Ten million is small change to the Queen and the Queen very likely had no knowledge of it. Jeremy Corbyn has been accused of demanding an apology from the Queen. This is media spin. What Corbyn did was reply to a question concerning the Paradise Papers and the Queen by concentrating on the Paradise Papers.
Prince Charles has been criticised for promoting sustainability, etc while his trust held investments in a business that could benefit. It’s a further non-story. Everybody knows Prince Charle’s commitment to sustainability and it’s hardly a surprise that there are investments in that area. Yet again, Prince Charles is not likely to be involved with management of the trust.
UK’s Labour Party conference is being held at Brighton this week. The UK Labour Party is currently enjoying huge support and is likely to form the next government. UK’s Labour Party is a Socialist party.
One aspect of Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell’s speech today is getting reported: his commitment to end Public Finance Initiative (PFI) contracts.The NHS is burdened with many PFI debts.
The international director of the campaign group Cage has appeared in court charged with obstructing or frustrating an examination under counter-terrorism stop-and-search powers for refusing to hand over passwords.
Muhammad Rabbani was stopped coming back into Heathrow by police, who had advance information of his travel plans, Westminster magistrates court was told.
Rabbani, 36, was arrested at the airport on 20 November last year under the Terrorism Act. He refused to hand over passwords to an iPhone and laptop he was carrying.
Rabbani said that to hand over such details would breach his privacy, and that schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000 did not give officers the right to demand that he hand over the passwords.
The director of Cage has pleaded not guilty to a charge that “on 20 November 2016, at Heathrow airport, he did wilfully obstruct, or sought to frustrate, an examination or search”.
Rabbani said in a statement after the verdict that the judgment highlighted the “absurdity of the Schedule 7 law” and called for it to be reformed. “If privacy and confidentiality are crimes, then the law stands condemned,” he said. “They accept that at no point was I under suspicion, and that ultimately this was a matter of having been profiled at a port … Schedule 7 actively discriminates, and this will hopefully be the start of a number of legal challenges as more people take courage to come forward.”
During the trial, Rabbani’s lawyer, Henry Blaxland, questioned three police officers who were responsible for carrying out the search at the airport. The most senior officer acknowledged that Rabbani had not been randomly stopped, and was instead deliberately targeted for reasons that were not disclosed. Prior to the trial, Rabbani had told The Intercept he believed the authorities may have wanted to obtain a copy of the information provided to him by his contact in the Middle East. He had been searched on several prior occasions, he said, but never before had police seemed so determined to gain access to his electronic devices.
Schedule 7 is supposed to be used solely to determine whether a person is directly involved in the “commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.” In 2013, however, the power was used to detain David Miranda, the partner of Intercept co-founding editor Glenn Greenwald, in an effort to impede reporting on documents leaked by National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden. Miranda’s detention caused controversy in the U.K., and aspects of Schedule 7 were subsequently changed. Police were issued with a revised code of practice that told them they must not review or copy information which they have grounds to believe is attorney-client privileged, is journalistic material, or is another kind of information held in confidence, which a person has “acquired or created in the course of any trade, business, profession or other occupation.”
The shadow home secretary experienced the vast majority of online abuse sent to women MPs, and had 10 times more abusive tweets sent to her than any other figure in the run up to the election. She also suffered eight times more abuse in the whole six month period which was analysed.
The research, conducted by Amnesty International, looked at messages sent in the period between January 1 and June 8. In this time she received almost a third of all the abuse directed at women political figures.
The list of the five female politicians who received the most abuse included two other Labour MPs, with Emily Thornberry, the shadow foreign secretary, and Jess Phillips, chair of the women’s PLP, coming in third and fourth respectively. Joanna Cherry, SNP MP, got the second most abuse and Anna Soubry, Conservative MP for Broxtowe and a prominent Europhile, being placed fifth in the ranking.
However, Abbott’s level of abuse far outstrips those mentioned, with the trailblazing Hackney North MP receiving 31.6 per cent of abusive tweets, and the rest of the top five getting nearer three per cent of abusive tweets. She also received more abusive tweets than all the women in the SNP and Conservative party combined in the six month period.
Ethnic minority women politicians, excluding Abbott, received 35 per cent more abuse than white women. Some 5.8 per cent of all tweets sent mentioning Abbott’s twitter handle were classified as abusive.
The report found that “intersectional discrimination” meant that a figure who had more than one identity, e.g. if LGBT, BAME or disabled, meant that they were then more likely to face abuse.
In a New Statesman article describing the report, Amnesty’s researcher in technology and human rights Azmina Dhrodia writes: “Diane Abbott standing out in our analysis is an acute example of how intersectional discrimination works. The abuse that she faces is not just sexist and misogynistic; it’s also incredibly racist.”
“Nearly 90 years after women won the right to vote, there is a real danger that the high levels of online abuse against women MPs will have a chilling effect on women taking part in public life — particularly women of colour. This is not only detrimental in terms of the possible long-term effect on the representation of women in politics in the UK but also continues to deepen societal inequality between genders.”
The article quoted below reports that the FBI creates terrorists and promotes the false narrative of a terrorist threat.
I think that it’s done differently in UK and Europe – it’s more about staging an act and attributing the blame to suspected terrorists. Suspected terrorists can be arrested apprehended beforehand or the act can be set to coincide with his/her arrival (fancy that, there may even be CCTV in such a case). later edit: Jean Charles de Menezes returned onto the bus and travelled to Stockwell tube station where he was murdered because Brixton tube station was closed.
Once you’re arrested in UK e.g. for criminal damage which can be quite minor, your home is routinely searched. They’re going to be straight round there in an apparent terrorism case to get your passport for when you’re shot dead to avoid any awkward trials.
They know your every movement and intended movement of course because they following your every move in real-time. You routinely go to the pub every Saturday afternoon, then it will be on the way to the pub. You text or ring someone “I’ll meet you there at 3.30”.
Gathered surveillance data is shared far and wide almost instantly. The US and Mossad will have it probably within seconds. This is what is meant when terrorist anti-terrorist spooks and politicians talk about information sharing to defeat the terrorist threat.
ed: I didn’t emphasize enough how widely surveillance data is shared almost instantly. Everyone and their dog will have it – it will be available to all UK, US and other allied states agencies concerned with terrorism.
David Murdoch-Cameron: Poisonous ideologues, conspiracy theorists are extremists …
Nearly all of the highest-profile domestic terrorism plots in the United States since 9/11 featured the “direct involvement” of government agents or informants, a new report says.
Some of the controversial “sting” operations “were proposed or led by informants”, bordering on entrapment by law enforcement. Yet the courtroom obstacles to proving entrapment are significant, one of the reasons the stings persist.
The lengthy report, released on Monday by Human Rights Watch, raises questions about the US criminal justice system’s ability to respect civil rights and due process in post-9/11 terrorism cases. It portrays a system that features not just the sting operations but secret evidence, anonymous juries, extensive pretrial detentions and convictions significantly removed from actual plots.
“In some cases the FBI may have created terrorists out of law-abiding individuals by suggesting the idea of taking terrorist action or encouraging the target to act,” the report alleges.
The known facts from this latest case seem to fit well within a now-familiar FBI pattern whereby the agency does not disrupt planned domestic terror attacks but rather creates them, then publicly praises itself for stopping its own plots.
First, they target a Muslim: not due to any evidence of intent or capability to engage in terrorism, but rather for the “radical” political views he expresses. In most cases, the Muslim targeted by the FBI is a very young (late teens, early 20s), adrift, unemployed loner who has shown no signs of mastering basic life functions, let alone carrying out a serious terror attack, and has no known involvement with actual terrorist groups.
They then find another Muslim who is highly motivated to help disrupt a “terror plot”: either because they’re being paid substantial sums of money by the FBI or because (as appears to be the case here) they are charged with some unrelated crime and are desperate to please the FBI in exchange for leniency (or both). The FBI then gives the informant a detailed attack plan, and sometimes even the money and other instruments to carry it out, and the informant then shares all of that with the target. Typically, the informant also induces, lures, cajoles, and persuades the target to agree to carry out the FBI-designed plot. In some instances where the target refuses to go along, they have their informant offer huge cash inducements to the impoverished target.
Once they finally get the target to agree, the FBI swoops in at the last minute, arrests the target, issues a press release praising themselves for disrupting a dangerous attack (which it conceived of, funded, and recruited the operatives for), and the DOJ and federal judges send their target to prison for years or even decades (where they are kept in special GITMO-like units). Subservient U.S. courts uphold the charges by applying such a broad and permissive interpretation of “entrapment” that it could almost never be successfully invoked.