Tag: London

London: Stuck on Stupid!

Via Bearing Arms

As you might have heard, London’s murder rate has surpassed that of New York City. While both cities live under an umbrella of gun control, London has a nationwide ban while NYC’s is a local one with ready access to guns via almost any road. With that in mind, how can it be?

Well, it is.

London overtook New York in murders for the first time in modern history in February as the capital endured a dramatic surge in knife crime.

Fifteen people were murdered in the capital, against 14 in New York. Both cities have almost exactly the same population.

London murders for March are also likely to exceed or equal New York’s. By late last night there had been 22 killings in the capital, according to the Metropolitan police, against 21 in the US city.

Eight Londoners were murdered between March 14 and March 20 alone and the total number of London murders, even excluding victims of terrorism, has risen by 38% since 2014.

So, what are the leaders in London doing? Tougher sentences? More cops? Ah, no

What do London officials do? They want knife control.

They still haven’t addressed the root problem in any way and instead want to focus on yet another weapon. In this case, one that’s been around since prehistoric times. It’s a common tool that is in almost every household in the world, for crying out loud, and they want to treat it like a machine gun or something.

London has learned nothing. They’re still focusing on the weapon, but they can’t seem to escape that when they removed access to firearms, criminals simply adopted another weapon. Any “knife control” will simply push them to yet another weapon at best.

And that’s another takeaway from this. When we Second Amendment advocates claim that removing guns from the equation only presses the criminals to find other options, we’re not making this up. This is exactly what we see in London. No more guns? They go to knives.

Only knives aren’t ideal for self-defense. They favor larger, faster, and stronger attackers over the average man or woman who is out for a stroll. That means more victims. We can see this plain as day. What London is experiencing is what happens when you embolden the predators while disarming the prey.

Not blaming the bad guys never works, well, except for bad guys

Group Of Female ISIS Supporters Infiltrated In London: ‘We Do Not Submit To The Law Of Any Country’

Undercover British TV Show Reports U.K. Muslim Moms Recruiting Girls For Islamic State: ‘We Do Not Submit To The Law Of Any Country’ – The Blaze

A British television network went undercover for a year among female supporters of the Islamic State group in London and reportedly found British mothers preaching that Allah will destroy Western militaries, that the “man-made” laws of Britain are to be rejected and that Muslims must travel to Syria to join the jihadist group.

In the program, “ISIS: The British Women Supporters Unveiled,” Britain’s Channel 4 reported that its investigation spanned the past year until about four weeks before the Paris attacks, which killed 129 people.

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The undercover reporter, dressed in full Islamic garb, including covering her face, penetrated the closely guarded group by first setting up fake social media accounts that she used to communicate with three leading female Islamic State supporters in the U.K. who go by the names Umm Usmaan, Umm Saalihah, and Umm L, whom Channel 4 said it could not name for legal reasons.

The reporter, who presented herself as a woman named “Aisha,” said she is a Muslim who grew up in London and was willing to undertake personal risk in order to discover what has motivated an estimated 700 British Muslims to travel to Syria to fight for the jihadist group – among them 100 girls.

“Aisha” attended secret lectures in London, during which women preached the evils of the U.K. and democracy and described Jews as “filthy,” often with teenage and younger girls present.

The women pushed the notion that man-made laws are not to be followed, only the laws of Islam; therefore, democracy should be rejected.

“We do not submit to the law of any country, any nation,” said one of the women.

One of the women tweeted against wearing the traditional poppy on one’s lapel in honor of servicemen killed in war, describing a person who wears the red flower as an “apostate.”

Accusing Israel of killing Muslim children, the radical female activist Umm L said, “The amount of Muslim children – I won’t even use the word ‘Palestinian’ – Muslim children that are in custody of those filthy Jews.”

On the videos, Umm Usmaan frequently quoted Islamic religious texts to encourage people to travel to Syria, while Umm Saalihah told Muslims online to go work for the caliphate, the documentary reported.

Repeatedly, the British women attacked Britain for allegedly waging a war against them.

“Allah, one by one, he will destroy them,” one female preacher said regarding coalition fighters targeting jihadists.

Those launching air strikes on the Islamic State group in Syria were described as “cowards” and engaged in “killing innocent people.”

“Aisha” the undercover reporter saw online messages encouraging girls to travel to Syria.

“Start saving for a plane ticket and don’t tell anyone,” social media activists told the impressionable young Muslim women.

The documentary can be viewed at Channel 4.

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As Iraq Is Being Overrun By Terrorists, Traitor John Kerry Flies To London To Recite Poetry

Amid Iraq Crisis, Kerry Recites Poetry – Daily Caller

Jihadis are advancing on Baghdad, and yet the nation’s foreign policy chief today flew to London for the chance to recite a poem by Maya Angelou.

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“Out of the huts of history’s shame / I rise / Up from a past that’s rooted in pain / I rise,” Secretary of State John Kerry intoned at the “Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict.”

Kerry’s poetic foray capped off his scheduled speech at the long-planned summit, where activists and diplomats met to push for new spending programs to curb rape in warfare.

“Thousands of years after rape was written into the lexicon of warfare, we know that it is time to write it out and to banish sexual violence to the dark ages and the history books where it belongs,” Kerry declared.

Meanwhile, back in Iraq, the advancing jihadis were forcing Iraqi women back into shrouds and chopping people’s heads’ off.

But the jihadis’ advance through western Iraq is Iraq’s problem, according to Kerry’s boss, President Barack Obama.

“It is up to Iraqis as a sovereign nation to solve their problems,” Obama said midday, before heading to a political outreach event in North Dakota.

The jihadis’ advanced through Iraq isn’t the only foreign policy crisis that is wracking Muslim countries.

Taliban leaders say they’ll overthrow the Afghanistan’s government once Obama pulls out U.S troops, Iran is still building nuclear weapons, Libya still doesn’t have a working government, and Syria is still being torn apart by civil war.

Egypt’s economy hasn’t healed from the removal of a dictatorship and the election and removal of an Islamic theocracy, while loose weaponry from Libya is fueling wars in Mali and Nigeria.

But on June 13, the nation’s secretary of state was focused on sexual assault.

“Make no mistake – we can end sexual warfare conducted against innocent people… [and] establish new norms that respect women, girls, men, and boys,” Kerry said.

“How do I know that? Because we’ve done it again and again and again when we’ve chosen to…. [for example, after World War One] except for the most depraved exception that we’ve seen once or twice since, chemical and biological weapons were banned from the battlefield within a decade of that war,” said Kerry.

Actually, chemical weapons have been used in many wars since World War I, including during the current Syrian civil war.

But at least lawyers can help in this campaign to end sexual violence, said Kerry, a former lawyer.

“I was a young prosecutor back in the late 1970s, early ‘80s, when a lot of people still didn’t believe that violence against women was a crime. But guess what? We chipped away at that old thinking… we ended an era of anachronisms by actually speaking out loudly and created one of the first victim/witness assistance programs in the nation,” he said.

Movie-makers can help too, Kerry said. “I… want to thank Angelina Jolie, the UN special representative,” he said. “We’ve all watched her play many remarkable roles. But perhaps her most lasting legacy actually comes from a role that she plays in real life, and that is the role of fierce and fearless advocate” for the victims of sexual assault.

“My friends, I do have faith that we can really win this fight,” he declared.

“Sometimes I know it seems daunting, but hope is always stronger than fear. And nothing should give us more hope than the example of… the extraordinary poet Maya Angelou,” he said, prompting applause.

“I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide / Welling and swelling I hear in the tide / Leaving behind nights of terror and fear / I rise / Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear / I rise,” Kerry continued.

Meanwhile in Iraq, the jihadis posted videos showing them beheading their enemies.

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Those that bow to Islamists………….

Mark Steyn, on a tip from The Other McCain

Since I found myself conscripted into the battle for free speechin Canada and elsewhere, I’ve often had cause to comment on one of the most dismal features of the scene: The “bold, transgressive” contrarians of the arts world and the “speak truth to power” heroes of the media (two industries whose practitioners congratulate themselves on their bravery and courage far more than, say, soldiers or firemen do) mysteriously decide that when it comes to certain subjects discretion is the better part of valor. In The Spectator, London leftie Nick Cohen takes up the theme after another edgy art exhibition is quietly canceled:

The exhibition was to open at London’s Unit 24 gallery, near Tate Modern, last Saturday. Unit 24, which boasts on its website that it is ‘fiercely independent’, pulled out with only days to go. In emails to the organisers, Unit 24 offered various justifications for wrecking a show that had taken months to arrange. ‘Enemies of the exhibition’ had made threats, and it was worried about a ‘potential terrorist attack’…

There was no secret about its decision. But not one of the arts correspondents for the broadsheets or BBC covered the threat to an international exhibition featuring the work of dozens of artists. I have argued many times that censorship is at its most effective when no one admits it exists. The first step to freeing yourself from oppressive power is to find the courage to admit that you are afraid. The more people confess to being afraid, the less reason there is to fear and the easier it is to isolate repressive forces.

But the radical poses of western intellectuals make a frank discussion of fear impossible. For how can they say they are brave dissidents one minute, and confess they are scared of theocratic thugs the next?

The appeasement crowd never changes do they? They are never afraid to mock religion, or ideology, or any number of groups, they are never afraid of using their free expression, unless Islamists threaten them, then they cannot give away their liberty to speak fast enough.

 

The Thought Police strike in the UK

Found this nugget at American Power

Tony Miano, 49, a former senior police officer from the US, was held for around six hours, had his fingerprints and DNA taken and was questioned about his faith, after delivering a sermon about “sexual immorality” on a London street.

Mr Miano, who was provided with a solicitor by the Christian Legal Centre, was arrested under the controversial clause of the Public Order Act which bans “insulting” words or behaviour.

I have personally never been a fan of street preachers, they strike me as obnoxious frankly, but, they right to speak freely, without fear of government intimidation is sacred. His arrest strikes me as the latest step in the Left’s war on liberty

He was speaking from a passage from Thessalonians which mentions “sexual immorality” and listed homosexuality alongside “fornication” as examples what he believed went against “God’s law”.

A woman out shopping called the police to complain that she was offended, prompting two officers to be dispatched to arrest him.

Here we go. Someone was, OFFENDED, so whomever caused that offense must pay, that is sort of the way the Left sees it, and sadly we are moving towards that state of affairs. Actually arresting and interrogating someone over their opinions

During the subsequent questioning at Wimbledon police station he was asked about his beliefs on what constitutes “sin” and about how he would treat gay people in hypothetical situations.

“As the questioning started it became apparent that the interrogation was about more than the incident that took place in the street but what I believed and how I think,” he said.

“I was being interrogated about my thoughts … that is the basic definition of thought police.”

And, of course, this will eventually come here too. The Liberals would LOVE to penalize “Conservative” thoughts and speech. Do not think this cannot or will not happen here!

 

The UK tries to trade liberty for appeasment

I think we all can safely predict where this idiocy will get them

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Police threatened to arrest Matthew Taylor if he did not remove the T-shirts.
South Wales Argus reported, via Tundra Tabloids:

A NEWPORT shopkeeper has been forced by police to remove a T-shirt from his shop window because they felt it “could be seen to be inciting racial hatred.”

Matthew Taylor, 35, the owner of Taylor’s clothes store on Emlyn Walk in the city, printed up and displayed the T-shirt with the slogan: “Obey our laws, respect our beliefs or get out of our country” after Drummer Lee Rigby, 25, was killed in near Woolwich barracks in London last week.

But following a complaint from a member of the public, police came to his store and threatened to arrest him unless he removed the Tshirt from sight…

…A spokeswoman for Gwent police confirmed: “ We did have a call from a member of the public. We visited the shop and asked him to remove it (the T-shirt) as it could be seen to be inciting racial hatred.”

Fools!

 

 

So now reporting the news is something to apologize for?

How fast is the UK surrendering to Islamists?

BBC News political editor Nick Robinson is sorry for initially identifying the London stabbing suspect as having “Muslim appearance.” He was quoting directly from information given to him by law enforcement.

On the day of the grisly Woolwich attack, Robinson explained that his law enforcement sources told him that the suspect in the stabbing was of “Muslim appearance” and had reportedly been screaming “Allahu Akbar,” the Arabic phrase for “God is great.”

After some supposed outrage expressed by the United Kingdom’s Muslim community, Robinson felt compelled to apologize for the potential “racist generalization.”

Robinson posted his lengthy apology on the BBC website:

That phrase “of Muslim appearance” clearly offended some who demanded to know what it could possibly mean. Others were concerned that it was a racist generalisation.

“That phrase “of Muslim appearance” clearly offended some who demanded to know what it could possibly mean”

What could it mean? Did they NOT see the video of one of the butchers explaining his reasoning?

I’m sorry for using a phrase that, on reflection, was both liable to be misinterpreted and to cause offence. Many Muslims were quick to condemn the attack and to distance themselves and their religion from the brutal savagery seen on the streets of Woolwich.

So, a reporter repeats what authorities tell him, and what is obviously the truth, and because some Muslims are offended by the truth, the reporter is made to grovel? How about this. How about these “offended” Muslims try to get a little worked up about MUSLIMS beheading a British soldier? And how about the BBC grow a set!

 

Why the UK will lose to radical Islam

Playing the appeasement game with terrorists and mad men never works, and the Left never learns that lesson

So yesterday I talked about the suppression of speech in Britain and it turns out that the story has expanded and some details have been added.  Let me quote from the Daily Mail,  with analysis interspersed.  It’s not quite a “fisking,” because I always understood that term as being hostile to the author of the piece, but it is almost a point-by-point commentary similar to one:

The murder of soldier Lee Rigby has provoked a backlash of anger across the UK, including the attacking of mosques, racial abuse and comments made on social media.
 
Well, of course actual physical attacks on mosques are not protected speech by any reasonable understanding of it—I mean besides Mona Eltahawy’s idiot theories—but I didn’t feel confident that we are talking about physical attacks.  There is a disturbing tendency among some on the left these days to pretend that criticism is an “attack” thus blurring the line between action and mere words.  So I was curious to check it out.
 
Eleven people have been arrested around Britain for making ‘racist or anti-religious’ comments on Twitter following the brutal killing in Woolwich on Wednesday.
 
The incident has also prompted a huge increase in anti-Muslim incidents, according to the organisation Faith Matters, which works to reduce extremism.
 
Besides the revelation that now eleven have been arrested (and remember, in my last post, some were being warned without arrest), I checked out the Faith Matterswebsite.  They provide a map of Mosque attacks, and a quick sampling of a few makes it clear that this is essentially vandalism.  Although really, is it even worth fretting that someone left bacon at one?  Next we will get reports of someone TP-ing their trees.  I’m not even sure leaving bacon counts as trespass or littering.  (For instance, church property is generally open to the public.  And often littering laws include exceptions for biodegradable items, such as food.)  But presuming the veracity of these accounts at least they involve conduct and not merely speech.
Much more at Allergic To Bull. 

 

Boy that whole super strict gun control ideal in the UK really works about as well as a screen door in a sub-marine

Jihadists can get guns, and machetes but the law-abiding citizens who witnessed this awful murder? They were not even allowed to have knives, or sticks. The police had to wait for more police who actually carry guns. This is what happens when a nation loses it’s mind and declares war on self-defense

And once again, how is it that these representatives of the religion of peace have guns?  I thought that they had strict gun control laws there?

Well of course they do, and of course those laws are miserable failures. Bob Belvedere has more

Mark Steyn’s latest weekly column concerns the murder of a British soldier by Jihadists in Woolwich and the reaction of government officials to it, specifically, and the loss of will in The West, generally.

In an Internet World full of ‘must-reads’, it truly is one.

A few highlights:

As grotesque as this act of savagery was, the aftermath was even more unsettling. The perpetrators did not, as the Tsarnaev brothers did in Boston, attempt to escape. Instead, they held court in the street gloating over their trophy, and flagged down a London bus to demand the passengers record their triumph on film. As the crowd of bystanders swelled, the remarkably urbane savages posed for photographs with the remains of their victim while discoursing on the iniquities of Britain toward the Muslim world. Having killed Drummer Rigby, they were killing time: It took 20 minutes for the somnolent British constabulary to show up. And so television viewers were treated to the spectacle of a young man, speaking in the vowels of south London, chatting calmly with his “fellow Britons” about his geopolitical grievances and apologizing to the ladies present for any discomfort his beheading of Drummer Rigby might have caused them, all while drenched in blood and still wielding his cleaver.

If you’re thinking of getting steamed over all that, don’t. Simon Jenkins, the former editor of the Times of London, cautioned against “mass hysteria” over “mundane acts of violence.”

That’s easy for him to say. Woolwich is an unfashionable part of town, and Sir Simon is unlikely to find himself there of an afternoon stroll. Drummer Rigby had less choice in the matter. Being jumped by barbarians with machetes is certainly “mundane” in Somalia and Sudan, but it’s the sort of thing that would once have been considered somewhat unusual on a sunny afternoon in south London — at least as unusual as, say, blowing up eight-year-old boys at the Boston Marathon. It was “mundane” only in the sense that, as at weddings and kindergarten concerts, the reflexive reaction of everybody present was to get out their cell phones and start filming.

We are slowly indoctrinating our fellow Americans to be passive. Guns are bad, self-defense is not only bad, but something that is our capacity to carry out. Just call the police and wait, if you own or carry a gun, it will only be taken away and used against you. The media hide the number of times a year Americans defend themselves and others with guns. The same media sensationalizes every school shooting in an effort to push for more gun laws. Oddly enough, they point to the UK as an example we should follow. Fools! All strict gun laws get you is a society where eventually defending yourself becomes illegal, and the murderers? They care nothing about laws

For over twenty minutes, the terrorists were able to parade around and pontificate before police who had guns were able to respond. Women talked to the two terrorists to try to stop them which was extraordinarily brave, but nobody was able to respond with a weapon , so everyone there was completely at the terrorists’ mercy.

Via Daily Caller: 

The recent attack on a British soldier by assassins wielding meat cleavers while bystanders looked on raises the question: “Why didn’t anyone try to help the victim?”

Because British citizens are prohibited from carrying objects that could be used as “offensive weapons.”

While it is well known that Brits cannot carry guns, a lesser known law prohibits any subject of the Queen from carrying a knife of consequence, pepper spray or a stun gun.

According to the United Kingdom government website, the online storehouse of British government regulations, it is illegal to:

  • sell a knife of any kind (including cutlery and kitchen knives) to anyone under 18
  • carry a knife in public without good reason – unless it’s a knife with a folding blade 3 inches long (7.62 cm) or less, eg a Swiss Army knife
  • carry, buy or sell any type of banned knife
  • use any knife in a threatening way (even a legal knife, such as a Swiss Army knife)

Folding knives, regardless of blade size, with a locking mechanism are illegal in the U.K. for carry in public and are referred to as “lock knives.” According to British law, “The maximum penalty for an adult carrying a knife is 4 years in prison and a fine of £5,000.”

Pepper spray is also illegal under section 5(1)(b) of the Firearms Act 1968, which prohibits “any weapon of whatever description designed or adapted for the discharge of any noxious liquid, gas or other thing.”

It is illegal to import pepper spray or a stun gun because British law expressly states that pepper spray and stun guns are classified as firearms. Blow guns are classified as “offensive weapons” and are prohibited to own, except for veterinarians or registered animal handlers.

According to the UK website, “Having an offensive weapon in a public place without lawful authority or a reasonable excuse can also lead to a fine and/or up to four years in prison.”

You think the two animals that beheaded that soldier did not know they would not be challenged? Of course they knew. They might be insane, and demented, but sick demented people take advantage of laws that only disarm the law-abiding.

Linked at Hogewash thanks!

Breaking Blogging News: Arrogant ass hat AKA Charles Johnson is wrong, AGAIN

I do not know Johnson personally, but he exemplifies everything I hate about the Left. Intellectual cowardice, arrogance steeped in closed-mindedness, and the inability to see just how much of a bigot he is. So, I take joy, at least a little in watching Stacy McCain mock CJ, who, I remind y’all, USED to be somebody

Really, I should feel guilty for so thoroughly enjoying these predictable outbreaks of Johnsonian idiocy. In case you didn’t notice, the terrorist attack in London this week was not committed by radical Belgians or militant creationists or any of the other overblown right-wing bogeymen that occupy the demented mind of Jazzy McPonytail.

No, it was Michael Olumide Adebolajo.

Damn that Pamela Geller!

UK JIHAD MURDERERS WERE
PREVIOUSLY INVESTIGATED BY TERROR PROBE

It’s so unfair for her to be right and popular and successful, while CJ is a wrong, unpopular failure. But nevertheless, his downward spiral into humilation and obscurity continues.

It was reported that Adebolajo, who is not Belgian, was associated with radical leader Anjem Choudary, but before this connection could be fully confirmed, Charles Johnson got into a hilarious dispute with his henchperson Killgore Trout over the definition of “affiliated.”

CHARLES JOHNSON IS NEVER WRONG!

Except when he is, which is pretty much every day now, and I almost feel guilty for enjoying it so much.

Almost, I said . . .

 

Religion of Peace, and Public Beheadings

Shocking video from the scene of a London terrorist attack

A man with blood-soaked hands holding what appeared to be a meat cleaver and a machete spoke out at the gruesome scene of a suspected terror attack that left one man dead in broad daylight in London on Wednesday, telling a cameraman, “you people will never be safe.”

According to reports, two men attacked and killed a third man near a London military barracks,shouting “Allahu Akbar.” The London Daily Telegraph characterized the attack as “Islamist terror.” Unconfirmed reports stated the man killed was a soldier. Two U.K. government officials told the Associated Press the attack seemed to be motivated by radical Islam.

“We swear by Almighty Allah, we will never stop fighting you until you leave us alone. The only reasons we killed this man is because Muslims are dying daily. This British soldier is an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth,” the man with bloodied hands told a camera, as the victim’s body lay nearby. ” I apologize that women had to witness this today, but in our land, our women have to see the same! You people will never be safe. Remove your government, they don’t care about you!”

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The two swine that committed this evil act were shot by police. More at The Other McCain and Viral Read

Remind me again how British soldiers run over people on city streets in broad daylight and then butcher them like cattle:

A British soldier was reportedly murdered near an Army barracks by two men who beheaded him while shouting “Allahu Akbar!”
Eyewitnesses told reporters they saw the victim — believed to be a soldier stationed at the Royal Artillery Barracks — being “hacked to bits” Wednesday on a street in the South London area of Woolwich by two men with large knives variously described as “meat cleavers” or “machetes.” One witness said the two attackers appeared to be attempting to record video of their butchery of the victim. . . .
The BBC confirms the British government is treating the incident as terrorism . . .
One witness, identified only as James, said two men had attacked another man, aged about 20, who was wearing a T-shirt of military charity Help for Heroes.
“These two guys were crazed. They were just animals. They dragged him from the pavement and dumped his body in the middle of the road and left his body there,” he told LBC radio.
He said after the “horrendous” attack, the two men, who were also in their 20s, stood around, waving knives and a gun, and asked people to take pictures of them “as if they wanted to be on TV or something”.
“They were oblivious to anything, they were more worried about having their photo taken, running up and down the road,” he said.

Is there any bigger threats to our kids than public schools?

Blazing Cat Fur has a story out of London that gives us another glimpse into the insanity of the Left

A primary school has come under fire after banning its pupils from playing cops and robbers or any playground game which involves ‘imaginary weapons’.

School chiefs at Worcesters Primary School in Enfield, north London, outlawed the games over a fear that they will upset other children.

Now, for those who say, that we are not Europe, consider stories very similar to this are happening in our schools, several cases of kids punished for playing cops and robber type games already. This amounts to punishing kids for being normal kids. They are trying, in my view, to indoctrinate these kids to be passive, to hate guns, and look at self-defense as bad as well. There is a concentrated effort by the Left to eradicate all vestiges of Western culture, this is part of that effort, make no mistake.

 

Stacy McCain: I think we know who will win the Gold Medal for the making a complete ass out of yourself competition

Ah, the stench of the unwashed miscreants comes to London

The scum of the earth — wretched asinine left-wingers — have descended on Ye Merry Olde to make an Olympic-class nuisance of themselves:

Hours after the opening ceremony fireworks echoed around east London, up to 400 demonstrators marched through a neighborhood near the Olympic Park to protest what they called the “Corporate Olympics.”
The event, organized by Counter-Olympic Network and supported by 35 groups ranging from Occupy London to ecological and local anti-austerity campaigners, targeted issues including free tickets for sponsors, missile sites on residential blocks and the ethics of Olympic corporations such as BP and Dow Chemicals.
“A significant number of people in this country — about 20 percent, according to a poll — are not happy with the Olympics because of the involvement of large corporations about which are significant concerns,” said Julian Cheyne of the Counter-Olympic Network. “We are representing their views and making sure that opinion is expressed.
“It is shameful that BP is a sustainability partner of the Olympics after the damage it did to the Gulf coast with their spill, and Dow Chemicals are not meeting their moral and ethical obligations to help the victims of the Bhopal disaster.”

Julian Cheyne, just so you know, is a former resident of an East London housing co-op that was demolished five years ago to make way for the Olympics. He has managed to hustle his “victimhood” into a sort of career as the Official London Olympics Denouncer. The bottom line of all this agitated whining? They hate capitalism:

About 500 people critical of the economic impact and corporate flavor of the London Olympics marched Saturday near the Olympic Park, determined to send a message that Britain is not united in backing the games.
The protest march came hours after police arrested more than 130 bicyclists who had defied an order to avoid cycling in groups around the stadium during Friday night’s opening ceremony. . . .
Occupy London, part of a global movement that has waged demonstrations against financial institutions and capitalist policies, said some cyclists were members of the movement. They said police cordoned off more than 100 cyclists at one road junction near the stadium as Friday’s ceremony was beginning and held them there several hours.
Saturday’s protest, the largest so far against the games, drew a mix of left-wing and green activists who decry the Olympics as a corporate juggernaut rolling over residents and their civil rights.

Whiners. malcontents, and wannabe Communists who think everyone else should accommodate them. Odd that idiots like this live in freedom, and spit on it every day. Give them one month of living in the type of Leftist Utopia they call for and they would be transformed into believers in Western culture and Capitalism rather quickly I suspect.

Katie Holmes does a sexy photo shoot, short washed up over actor hardest hit

American Power has the link and story

 

The piece suggests you wouldn’t know that Katie Holmes was under any marital stress. And frankly, given the speed at which they settled, I think she came out looking like a pro — a strong, capable woman, the kind that feminists are supposed to be raving about.

In any case, lovely pictures, at London’s Daily Mail, “The reinvention of Katie: Miss Holmes gets a sultry fashion makeover in photoshoot taken just days before dumping Tom Cruise.

Sultry huh? Let us see YEP!

 

Boy, Bob Belvedere is going to get called a Homophobe for this post!

Bob Belvedere is not happy about the duds, and I mean DUDS, Team USA Olympic athletes are going to be sporting next month in London.  I must say, these clothes look ridiculous, in fact these get ups are even more wimpy, and yes, Bob, Gay, than those sweater vests Santorum wore during the campaign. The fact is Bob, who I never knew was  fashionista is right in his critique. I mean  look at these awful clothes.

From the New York Post, David Li and Andy Soltis reporting, we learn [tip of the fedora to the Drudge Report]:

Our Olympic heroes will be headed off to London this month — looking as if they’re decked out for a Hamptons lawn party.

Ralph Lauren yesterday unveiled the preppy parade uniforms that Team USA members will wear at the July 27 opening ceremony, stirring an uproar over pricey duds fit for a regatta.

The outfits include blue blazers, cream-colored trousers, white skirts — and berets.

“2012 US Olympic team is wearing berets. Really? America?” tweeted John Lee Rudnicki, a Los Angeles entertainment lawyer. “How many people in the US have you ever seen wear a beret? Five?”

“What the France?” tweeted Greg “Hollea” Rachal, a political activist and former Jacksonville, Fla., City Council candidate.

The company said the outfits embody “the spirit of American athleticism and sportsmanship.”

They embody the spirit of an America gone gay.

Yep, that last line is going to buy Belvedere some grief. I would have used the term douchetastic myself, but, Bob is his own guy.

But, I am not sure that many Gay people would dress like this! I mean these poor people look as if they are rejects from An Old Navy TV spot.

Video- Margaret Thatcher rocks!

Found the video at Daniel Mitchell’s blog

I will take issue with  comment Mitchell makes after the video

While it’s inspiring to watch Thatcher in action, it’s also painful to realize that the current crop of GOP presidential candidates seems generally incapable of making similar arguments. Can you imagine, for instance, Mitt Romney making these remarks?

While I cannot imagine Romney saying something similar, unless his script writers told him to of course, I have heard VERY similar feeling shared by most of the current GOP field. No, not you John Hunstman. heck Ron Paul might have uttered something similar, I cannot say be cause I complete; ignore everything that crazy old bastard says. But I know the Perry, Santorum, Bachmann, and Newt have all echoed Thatcher’s sentiments.

For those who still do not get it after 10 years

Observe the Radical Muslims, the swine who burn our flag, and mock our nation, a nation that gives to Muslims the freedom of religion these bastards will never give to any religion except their evil version of Islam.

Radical Islamists chant “US Is a Terrorist State” and burn an American Flag… in London.
Iran Press TV reported:

Radical Muslim cleric Anjem Choudary led the protest against the United States today in London. He is the spokesman for the group Islam4UK. He has spoken out in support of the 9-11 terrorists.

As I said this is for those Leftists who refuse to remove their heads from the sand and recognize that radical Islam IS and HAS BEEN at war with us for a long time. And understand this, these vermin are as much the mortal enemy of Liberals as they are the mortal enemies of Conservatives. The 19 jackals that killed 3,000 of us ten years ago? They did not attack Republicans, or Democrats, Black or White, they attacked Americans!

And understand this, you Leftists who are “ashamed” of America. Thousands of these vile creatures have been killed by our armed forces since 9-11, and make no mistake, that is a great thing. And Hell yes, I am proud of the fact that our military has obliged these bastards wish to “meet Allah”.

Sadly though, you Leftists cannot see past your deep-seated hatred for America to see what evil really is.

Mark Steyn on the London rioters

Steyn is a wise man, we should heed his sage advice

The London rioters are the children of dependency, the progeny of Big Government: they have been marinated in “stimulus” their entire lives. There is literally nothing you can’t get Her Majesty’s Government to pay for. From page 205 of my book:

“A man of 21 with learning disabilities has been granted taxpayers’ money to fly to Amsterdam and have sex with a prostitute.”

Hey, why not? “He’s planning to do more than just have his end away,” explained his social worker. “Refusing to offer him this service would be a violation of his human rights.”

Why do they need a Dutch hooker? Just another hardworking foreigner doing the jobs Britons won’t do? Given the reputation of English womanhood, you’d have thought this would be the one gig that wouldn’t have to be outsourced overseas.

While the British Treasury is busy writing checks to Amsterdam prostitutes, one-fifth of children are raised in homes in which no adult works – in which the weekday ritual of rising, dressing and leaving for gainful employment is entirely unknown. One-tenth of the adult population has done not a day’s work since Tony Blair took office on May 1, 1997.

If you were born into such a household, you’ve been comprehensively “stimulated” into the dead-eyed zombies staggering about the streets this past week: pathetic inarticulate subhumans unable even to grunt the minimal monosyllables to BBC interviewers desperate to appease their pathologies. C’mon, we’re not asking much: just a word or two about how it’s all the fault of government “cuts” like the leftie columnists argue. And yet even that is beyond these baying beasts. The great-grandparents of these brutes stood alone against a Fascist Europe in that dark year after the fall of France in 1940. Their grandparents were raised in one of the most peaceful and crime-free nations on the planet. Were those Englishmen of the mid-20th century to be magically transplanted to London today, they’d assume they were in some fantastical remote galaxy. If Charlton Heston was horrified to discover the Planet of the Apes was his own, Britons are beginning to realize that the remote desert island of “Lord Of The Flies” is, in fact, located just off the coast of Europe in the northeast Atlantic. Within two generations of the Blitz and the Battle of Britain, a significant proportion of the once-free British people entrusted themselves to social rewiring by liberal compassionate Big Government and thereby rendered themselves paralytic and unemployable save for nonspeaking parts in “Rise of The Planet Of The Apes.” And even that would likely be too much like hard work.

The Middle Class Rioters Revealed: The Millionaire’s Daughter, The Aspiring Musician And The Organic Chef All In The Dock

The Middle Class Rioters Revealed: The Millionaire’s Daughter, The Aspiring Musician And The Organic Chef All In The Dock – Daily Mail

Millionaire’s daughter Laura Johnson, 19, was charged with stealing £5,000-worth of electronic goods, including a Toshiba TV, Goodmans TV, microwave and mobile phones.

The goods were allegedly found in a car being driven by Miss Johnson after a branch of Comet in Charlton, south-east London, was raided.

Bexleyheath magistrates heard that a ‘public order kit’ of balaclava, gloves and a bandana was also found in the car.

Miss Johnson attended St Olave’s Grammar School in Orpington, Kent, the fourth best performing state school in the country, after transferring from its sister school Newstead Wood.

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Privilege: Laura Johnson, left, and friend in a photo posted on Facebook last year

She achieved A*s in French, English literature, classical civilisation and geography A-levels, and is now studying English and Italian at Exeter University.

Her parents, Robert and Lindsay Johnson, live in a large detached farmhouse in Orpington. It has extensive grounds and a tennis court. They sold their previous house, near Greenwich, for £930,000 in 2006.

Miss Johnson’s parents, who supported her in court, run Avongate, a direct marketing company.

Her father is a businessman with directorships in several companies. He was a director in a company that took over the Daily Sport and Sunday Sport newspapers in 2007.

During her schooling, Miss Johnson offered her services as a tutor. On a website she wrote: ‘I was a student at Newstead Wood School for girls and gained four A*s and nine A grades at GCSE.’


Laura Johnson’s £1m detached family home in Orpington, Kent. It has extensive grounds and a tennis court

Miss Johnson indicated a plea of not guilty to five counts of burglary and was granted bail on condition that she does not associate with the two men allegedly found with her.

She must wear an electronic tag, submit to a curfew between 7pm and 6am and not enter any London postcode. She is due to return to court on September 21.

Camberwell Green magistrates heard that a 17-year-old and Alexander Elliot-Joahill, 18, were allegedly passengers in the car. Both were denied bail and will next appear on September 7.

THE SOCIAL WORKER STUDENT:

University graduate Natasha Reid, 24, came from a comfortable family home and studied at university to achieve her dream of becoming a social worker.

But her career hopes are now in jeopardy after she stole a £300 JVC television from a battered Comet store on her way home.

You young woman had been eating at a McDonalds fast-food chain when she became involved in the opportunistic looting.

Reid, from Edmonton, north London, yesterday pleaded guilty at Westminster Magistrates Court to theft and entering with intent to steal.

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University graduate: Natasha Reid, 24, stole a £300 TV from a damaged comet store

The young woman told the court that she was so overcome with guilt after stealing the TV on Saturday evening that she handed herself in to the police the next day. They promptly arrested her.

Reid’s mother, Pamela, said that her daughter was baffled by her criminal behaviour as she already has a 27-inch TV in her bedroom.

‘She didn’t want a TV. She doesn’t even know why she took it. She doesn’t need a telly,’ the girl’s mother told the Times.

Pamela said that her daughter had cancelled her holiday which was due to begin to tomorrow.

She has been spending the last week sobbing in her bedroom as she comes to terms with the effect that a conviction will have on the hopes of her future career.

‘She’s not eaten this morning. She hasn’t slept since Sunday night. She’s shaking. She was bawling her eyes out,’ Reid’s mother added.

Miss Reid was too upset to speak and was being comforted in her room by her father. She will be sentenced next month.

THE ASPIRING MUSICIAN:

Stefan Hoyle was clutching a looted violin when he was arrested in the aftermath of riots in Manchester.

Smelling strongly of drink, the aspiring musician quipped: ‘I’ve always wanted to learn to play the violin.’ His parents wept in the dock as district judge Alan Berg told the 19-year-old it was an ‘absolute tragedy’ that he had thrown away his prospects in this way.

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Stefan Hoyle was clutching a looted violin when he was arrested in the aftermath of riots in Manchester

Hoyle, of Manchester, was arrested at 3am on Wednesday when police encircled a group of youths and saw him clutching the violin, thought to be from a music shop which had earlier been looted.

He tried to run away as police arrested a girl, but the court heard he was chased and caught, telling officers: ‘I can understand why people riot, you really are fascist ********.’

Hoyle had never been in trouble before and is on Jobseekers’ Allowance, the court heard.

Sentencing him to four months in a young offenders’ institution for theft, Judge Berg told Hoyle he had brought ‘shame and disgrace’ on his family. But he told the shamefaced teenager: ‘Nobody forced you to get drunk and pick up the violin.’

THE BALLERINA:

An aspiring ballerina was arrested after police published images of her looting two boxed flat screen TVs from a hi-fi store where £190,000 of damage was caused.

The 17-year-old, who has been studying ballet since she was seven and wants to be a dance teacher, gave herself up after seeing a CCTV image of herself in a newspaper.

The dancer was among a group of masked women caught on camera looting Richer Sounds, in Croydon.

She was remanded in custody. She in understood to have turned herself in at the front counter of Croydon police station.

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The 17-year-old ballerina, who cannot be named, is caught on CCTV during the riots

Yesterday she admitted burglary after film footage showed her removing two televisions from the store.

The 17-year-old is due to start a course at a dance academy on September 21, and wants to study health and social care. But a criminal conviction could end her chances of working with children and young people.

Goods to the value of £190,000 are estimated to have been stolen from the hi-fi and home cinema store. The shop suffered £15,000 in damage.

THE LAW STUDENT:

Law student Marouane Rouhi, 21, is alleged to have been part of gang of 16 that stormed cafes and restaurants in St John’s Wood, London.

The second-year university law student was remanded in custody after being charged with violent disorder after the incident shortly after midnight on Wednesday.

Rouhi, from north west London, is said to have been among a large group of between 30 and 50 disorderlies who were involved in the trouble.


Charged: Marouane Rouhi, 21, is alleged to have ransacked cafes and restaurants in St John’s Wood, northwest London, similar to these damaged eateries in Ealing

Up to 50 masked men armed with knives and lighter fuel attacked Le Bijou and other restaurants.
Rouhi is currently mid-way through a law degree and is understood to be fighting to clear his name.

Any conviction would almost certainly end his dreams of working in the legal profession.

Prosecutor Becky Owen told Westminster magistrates that the group ‘ransacked properties and terrorised customers’ in the area around Lodge Road.

She said between 30 and 50 people were involved in the disorder and added: ‘Eventually customers rallied and chased the group off.’

Solicitor Jim Kelly said his client was keen to clear his name so that he could continue to pursue his legal ambitions.

THE COLLEGE STUDENT:

Nicholas Robinson, 23, was jailed for six months for looting a £3.50 case of water from Lidl.

The college student was walking back from his girlfriends house in Brixton in the early hours of Monday morning when he saw the superstore on Acre Lane being looted.

He took the opportunity to go in and help himself to a case of water because he was ‘thirsty’.
But when the police came in, at around 2.40am, he discarded the bottles and attempted to flee the scene.

He was caught and arrested by officers at the scene. Wearing a black leather jacket, the electrical engineering student, looked shocked as he was jailed by District Judge Alan Baldwin at Camberwell Magistrates Court yesterday.


Shame: Rioters raid a clothes shop in Hackney and a home cinema shop in Birmingham, right, this week

Robinson, from south London, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to a charge of burglary of a place other than other than a dwelling (theft).

There were gasps from the public gallery as the judge handed down the maximum penalty he could to Robinson, who has no previous convictions, for his part in the ‘chaos’.

District Judge Baldwin said: ‘The burglary of commercial premises in circumstances such as this, where substantial and serious public disorder is or has taken place is commonly known as looting.’

THE BAPTIST MENTOR:

A student who acts as a Baptist Church mentor for younger boys looted jewellery and clothing from shops in Clapham Junction, West London Magistrates were told.

Scott Bates, 18, admitted stealing trainers from JD Sports, watches from Debenhams, and a hooded top from Primark.

Bates told officers he had gone to Clapham Junction on Monday evening to watch the riots and found the items lying around outside the shops.


Raids: Looters have devastated businesses in cities across England causing thousands of pounds of damage

His solicitor Joan Mitchell said Bates was an active member of his local baptist church and mentored younger members of the congregation.

Although he has previous convictions for robbery and theft, Bates had ‘turned his life around’, she claimed.

District judge Paul Clark told Bates he would go to prison, probably for more than 12 months.

He was refused bail and sent to Inner London Crown Court to be sentenced.

THE ESTATE AGENT:

Gassam Ojjeh, 22, was accused of attempting to steal from a branch of PC World in Colliers Wood, South London the day after it had been devastated by rioters.

Westminster Magistrates heard he was caught by a police dog handler at the store with students Saffron Armstrong and Kairo Lawson, both 21.

Armstrong, an accounting student at Kingston University, claimed to be a freelance journalist when he was caught. Lawson, a civil engineering student at South Bank University, had to be restrained by police and was punched repeatedly in the back.

Ojjeh, an estate agent, denied burglary. The two other men admitted the same charge. All three were remanded in custody.


Hands full: Youths spill out of a ransacked Poundland store in Peckham clutching crisps and fizzy drinks among other things – but many rioters were middle class

THE ORGANIC CHEF:

Fitzroy Thomas, of Streatham and his 47-year-old brother, Ronald, allegedly smashed up a branch of Nando’s, the chicken restaurant, in Clapham, south London, and stole a laptop.

The pair pleaded not guilty at Camberwell Green Magistrates Court in south London and were remanded in custody, the Times reported.

THE OPERA STEWARD:

19-year-old Nan Asante, who had recently taken up a job as a steward at an outdoor opera venue in London’s upmarket Holland Park district, pleaded not guilty to looting a supermarket.


Looted: The battered shop front of an Argos store in Surrey Street, Croydon. The area was hit hard by rioters

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The UK riots continue, why are these miscreants being tolerated? UPDATED! Brits fight back! UPDATED, Steyn speaks

Donald Douglas has a great set of videos,links, and info. My fear is that the lack of an effective response by the Brits is going to embolden “youths” as the media loves to call these violent little bastards, in other countries to take to the streets and riot. One of the great truths of life is that appeasement never works. The Left, of course will never accept this fact.

Smitty, at The Other McCain thinks this is indeed political and makes a compelling argument while taking a fellow blogger to the woodshed

Oh horsepucky, Taylor: if these riots lack a political basis, then so did the American Revolution. The differences are (a) that these rioters are much closer to Parliament, and (b) there is no leadership core to kick the useless Parliament to the curb.

These types of events are complicated and one suspects that understanding this particular event will take some time to accomplish. I certainly am not going to claim to have answers at this point and am skeptical about those who claim to understand the event, especially if they think it fits some simplistic ideological worldview.

Taylor, obfuscation is as great a sin as oversimplification. What’s at work here is the unwillingness of the Progressive, Ruling Class Overlords to take an honest look at the situation. Honesty implies some notion of truth, some objective standard against which measurement occurs. Thanks for self-identifying as one of the spineless sophists more part of the problem than the solution, Taylor. Intellectually curious people should avoid your classes like ObamaCare.

Smitty will tell you what he thinks in a second, and that is one reason he is so good!

Aleister has video of Steyn talking about these riots


UPDATE!! Video of fed up Brits taking their city back

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