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Lord Armstrong at centre of accusations of child abuse cover-up

Lord Armstrong at centre of accusations of child abuse cover-up

His admission that the Government had been ‘economical with the truth’ during its epic battle to ban the MI5 memoir Spycatcher has gone down as one of the most outrageous euphemisms in recent political history.

So it is perhaps not surprising that Lord Armstrong – who was Margaret Thatcher’s Cabinet Secretary for eight years – is now at the centre of accusations of a major Establishment cover-up of child abuse by leading public figures in the 1970s and 1980s.

It has been revealed that he was urged by MI5 to help hush-up abuse allegations against a senior MP so as to avoid political embarrassment for the Thatcher government.

A document from November 1986 shows that Sir Antony Duff, then director-general of MI5, wrote to Armstrong about inquiries into one MP said to have ‘a penchant for small boys’.

Even today, despite years of official investigations into the claims and a top-level review into the loss of hundreds of Home Office files relating to the original allegations, Armstrong defiantly refuses to identify the suspect politician or even say if he is alive or dead. Can he really still believe that it is acceptable to be ‘economical with the truth’?

His attitude reflects an arrogant mindset that has for too long prevailed in Westminster and Whitehall.

Want to be rich? It helps if you’re a psychopath… WTF ?

Want to be rich? It helps if you’re a psychopath… WTF ?

Money money money,’ as Abba once sang with typically Scandinavian wisdom, ‘it’s a rich man’s world’. We all know the truth of this, whether we have enough money or not. Most of us don’t, of course, but some people, just a very few, have more than they will ever need, and then rather more than that.

This clever, entertaining piece of work is a self-help book with a distinctly satirical edge

How do they do it? And why can’t they give some of it to me?

Sam Wilkin is an economist and has been studying the very rich for most of his working life. And he’s not talking about ordinarily loaded here: ‘A comfortable fortune that might afford a few homes in prime locations, an elite school for your children, a supercar, a modest entourage, a live-in nanny.’

I love the idea of a ‘modest’ entourage.

No, he’s talking about ‘a fortune of yachts and personal helicopters, of diamond-encrusted light fixtures, of stately homes and private islands, of your name emblazoned upon landmark buildings and a charitable foundation bravely tackling world issues’. A fortune that ensures your name will live for ever, even if you can’t.

Of all the many books that tell you how to get rich, none of them advises you to start a telecoms business in Mexico. How could they be so wrong?

Suppose such a fortune was your goal. How would you acquire it? Wilkin seeks to answer this question by studying the relatively small number of people in history who have achieved this. And he finds a certain number of common factors.

Blair government was briefed about police paedophile probe involving Labour minister BEFORE it was halted

Blair government was briefed about police paedophile probe involving Labour minister BEFORE it was halted

Scotland Yard’s anti-corruption command are investigating claims that evidence the minister was part of a paedophile ring in Lambeth, South London, in the 1980s was covered up.

Retired detective Clive Driscoll says he was stopped from investigating the Labour star in 1998 after he named the politician as a suspect.

The Daily Mirror has now obtained papers which prove for the first time that Mr Driscoll’s children’s home probe was being monitored by senior civil servants and ministers before it was halted.

They include briefings written for the Blair administration just hours after the detective allegedly first named the minister as a suspect.

The officer was removed from the investigation three months later.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/blair-government-briefed-police-paedophile-6123122

Looks like we’re into a ‘Game of Thrones’ political paedo showdown

http://loucollins.uk/2015/07/22/mi5-helped-margaret-thatcher-cover-up-paedophile-tory-mps-activities-new-documents-reveal/

Will they catch any live ones?

 

Disney Inside Out Sadness doll slammed by father after it started expressing ‘suicidal thoughts’

Disney Inside Out Sadness doll slammed by father after it started expressing ‘suicidal thoughts’

A horrified father has slammed Disney after a doll from its hit film Inside Out started expressing “suicidal thoughts”.

Andrew Smith, 34, bought the talking doll – named Sadness – for his 11-year-old daughter Regan at a Disney store.

The £15.95 toy is part of a collection of five characters from the animated film, which will hit cinemas across the UK tomorrow.

But Andrew was shocked when he returned home and overheard the doll voicing “suicidal comments” when his daughter pressed its right hand, reports the Daily Record.

Sadness says phrases such as: “Crying makes me slow down and obsess over the weight of life’s problems.”

“I’m in an emotional slump – my legs don’t work. Give me an hour.”

“Goodbye friendship, hello loneliness.”

Read more  http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/disney-inside-out-sadness-doll-6123659

Queen set for a huge 18% pay rise with a £16MILLION payout – as public sector workers face wage freeze..

Queen set for a huge 18% pay rise with a £16MILLION payout – as public sector workers face wage freeze..

When will the British public wake up ?

The Queen is due an inflation-busting 18% pay rise with a bumper payout of £16MILLION from the Duchy of Lancaster.

She will get a £2.4 million increase to fund her official and private expenditure, accounts posted online for the year ending March 2015 reveal.

This money is on top of the annual Sovereign Grant she gets from the taxpayer, which will go up from £37.9 million to £40.1 million for the year ending March 2016.

The Queen’s raise comes as Chancellor George Osborne has slapped a 1% pay rise freeze on public sector workers, including nurses and teachers.

The Queen has three main strands of income – the Sovereign Grant, Duchy of Lancaster and her private investments which she is not required to make public.

Read more  http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/queen-set-huge-18-pay-6125421

US House Votes to Ban States From Labeling GMO Food

US House Votes to Ban States From Labeling GMO Food

The US House of Representatives on Thursday passed legislation that prevents states from requiring labeling of foods made with genetically engineered crops.

 The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015, which passed 275-150, would instead create a federal standard for voluntary labeling of foods whose ingredients include genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

The bill’s supporters, including its sponsor, Representative Mike Pompeo, say genetically modified foods are safe and laws around the country would be expensive.

“Precisely zero pieces of credible evidence have been presented that foods produced with biotechnology pose any risk to our health and safety,” Pompeo, a Kansas Republican. “We should not raise prices on consumers based on the wishes of a handful of activists.”

The food and agricultural industries threw their full support behind the bill, while health and environmental groups and organic food industry players fiercely lobbied against its passage.

The bill was dubbed the “Deny Americans the Right to Know,” or DARK Act, by opponents, who say people have a right to know what is in their food and criticize any law that would take away a state’s discretion to require labels.

People’s Grand Jury Nullifies Judgment Against Tom and Sue Crawford

People’s Grand Jury Nullifies Judgment Against Tom and Sue Crawford

A sovereign Grand Jury of twenty-five good men and women of Nottinghamshire, upon hearing the evidence that the Crawford family has just cause to bring both civil and criminal proceedings against those individuals responsible for the violent enforcement of a plainly fraudulent claim by the Bradford & Bingley Building Society, has unanimously nullified the judgment and all related orders made against Tom and Sue; and declared that they must be fairly compensated for their losses and restored to their property without delay, under the protection of the Treaty of Universal Community Trust, as officially documented in the certified copy of the decision posted below.

Read more http://universalcommunitytrust.net/peoples-grand-jury-nullifies-judgment-against-tom-and-sue-crawford/

 

US gun production doubled under Obama

US gun production doubled under Obama

The report by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives comes as Obama has tried to expand background checks and impose new restrictions on guns following massive shootings like the ones in Charleston, S.C. and in an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. in 2012.

“The ATF report confirms what we already know, that Barack Obama deserves the ‘Gun Salesman of the Decade’ award,” said Erich Pratt, spokesman for the Gun Owners of America. “People have been rushing to buy firearms because they’re afraid that Obama will take away their Second Amendment rights.”

Some believe that the increase in the number of gun owners is indicative of the fact that they are concerned about new restrictions on their Second Amendment rights.

However, gun safety advocates say there is “no correlation” between the rise in firearms sales and Obama’s gun policies.

The gun industry is using a “scare tactic” to increase gun sales, said Mark Prentice, spokesman for Americans for Responsible Solutions, which is the gun safety group run by former congresswoman Gabby Giffords, who survived a 2011 mass shooting in Tucson.

Read more  http://presstv.ir/Detail/2015/07/23/421573/US-gun-control-gun-violence

MSG – The Industry Secret That Causes Food Addiction

MSG – The Industry Secret That Causes Food Addiction

You likely already know that the food ingredient monosodium glutamate (MSG) isn’t good for you. You may even know some of the popular reasons why. But did you know that MSG is primarily used by the food industry to keep us addicted to ‘big taste, little nutrition’ food? It’s an industry secret. Read on to find out why MSG makes you eat more fast food while fattening up the food industry’s bottom line.

Aside from high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors, and ingredients made with chemicals called ‘flavor packets,’ MSG is at the top of the list of food additives to avoid.

Monosodium Glutamate, or MSG, is a trigger substance that food makers are very aware of. It was put in food to cause pavlovian response, creating a trigger for you to eat more and never feel satiated. The FDA calls MSG ‘generally recognized as safe,’ though the ingredient has been found to cause skin rashes, itching, hives, vomiting, asthma, heart irregularities, seizures, chest pain, nausea, weakness, and especially headaches and migraines, among other health issues.

Read more  http://www.wakingtimes.com/2015/07/23/msg-the-industry-secret-that-causes-food-addiction

Fraud alert over new tap and pay bank cards: Thieves use scanners to steal account details – even when contactless card is in your wallet

Fraud alert over new tap and pay bank cards: Thieves use scanners to steal account details – even when contactless card is in your wallet

Tests show that thieves armed with scanners can capture the numbers and expiry dates on the cards and use them for online purchases.

Touted as a boon for shoppers making small transactions, the ‘tap and pay’ cards do not need a PIN number.

Instead they have a tiny antenna that links with a till terminal through near-field communication, or NFC.

But a scanner held nearby can pick up this NFC data, according to the consumer group Which?.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3171431/Thieves-use-scanners-steal-account-details-contactless-card-wallet.html