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S. Korean sex workers threaten to set themselves on fire to protect their brothels – by Hyung-Jin Kim – 6th July 2011

In 99%, Abuse of Power, Invasive Laws, Justice, Law, Sexuality, social freedoms on January 29, 2012 at 4:39 pm
(The Associated Press) ‘We know that we don’t have much chance of winning … but we’re ready to die fighting,’ prostitute says. A prostitute douses herself with flammable liquid during a protest in Seoul – Lee Jin-Man / AP South Korean prostitutes in underwear and covered in body paint douse themselves with flammable liquid on a street to show they’re willing to die during a protest in Seoul, South Korea. SEOUL, South Korea — The pimps and prostitutes of Yeongdeungpo start the day as if preparing for a siege, stocking their brothels with flammable liquid and gas containers. Large, red-lettered signs warn police that they’re willing to die to protect their livelihoods. “We can turn on the gas and light the flames,” said a 47-year-old pimp who would only give her surname Sohn. “We know that we don’t have much chance of winning … but we’re ready to die fighting.”
Nearly seven years after tough laws began driving thousands of South Korean prostitutes out of business, the sex workers of the Yeongdeungpo red-light district in Seoul are fighting back, spurred by what they say is an unprecedented campaign of police harassment. Since April they’ve staged large, sometimes violent, protests that provide a glimpse of the tensions in this fast-changing country as ambitious urban redevelopment projects encroach on old neighborhoods once known for their nightlife. Rallies by sex workers against police crackdowns crop up occasionally in South Korea, but the protests in Yeongdeungpo — which have drawn hundreds of other prostitutes, pimps and supporters — have been unusual in their size, organization and fury. The district’s 40 to 50 prostitutes describe their fight in life-and-death terms. At a recent protest, about 20 topless women covered in body and face paint doused themselves in flammable liquid and had to be restrained from setting themselves on fire. ‘Die gloriously’ The demonstrations come as new building projects around the country threaten gritty neighborhoods that are home to aging bars, street food stalls and brothels. If the prostitutes in Yeongdeungpo lose their jobs, they could struggle to find work elsewhere. “We are the people who eat, sleep and live here.
Where can we move?” prostitute Jang Se-hee said in an interview inside a large tent where sex workers were discussing how to resist police. The 36-year-old Jang, who wore big sunglasses with plum-colored lenses, her hair tied up in a bun, said her earnings have plunged from as much as $9,200 a month to about $3,700 since police began harrying the brothels in April. On a recent night, about 20 prostitutes stood in skimpy clothing behind pink neon-lit brothel windows, shouting out invitations to a few men walking along the street. Many brothels have suspended business because of the crackdown. Signs in those still open show their occupants’ defiance: “We will die here,” they read, or “I will pour fuel on my body and die gloriously.” Prostitution was banned in South Korea in 1961, but police rarely enforced the law. Tougher legislation was created, however, after a 2002 fire killed 14 women confined at a drinking salon and forced to entertain and sometimes have sex with customers. About 259,000 people, 70 percent of them male customers, have been arrested since the new laws took effect in 2004. Nearly 4,000 prostitutes have left their brothels, while 1,800 remain, and seven of the country’s 35 major red-light districts have disappeared, according to police records. Image: South Korean prostitutes wearing mourning clothes participate in a rally in Seoul Lee Jin-Man / AP Face-painted South Korean prostitutes wearing mourning clothes participate in a rally in Seoul, South Korea. Prostitutes and pimps say police have taken a new and aggressive approach in Yeongdeungpo that has driven away most customers: Stepped-up patrols, police cars parked visibly in the area and plainclothes officers watching with binoculars. Jang said police stormed the area three times in June alone, arresting three prostitutes and three customers.
“There hasn’t been this kind of crackdown before,” said Kang Hyun-joon, a former pimp who runs an association of prostitutes and pimps in South Korea. Sex workers suspect the nearby Times Square department store pushed police to act against the brothels. Police and store officials deny the claim. The National Police Agency says officers are also clamping down on other districts as part of a routine nationwide crackdown. One Yeongdeungpo police officer, speaking on condition of anonymity because of department rules, said police decided to shut down the brothels because residents increasingly voiced worry about young students passing through the area since the upscale department store opened in 2009. Blaze killed six It is not the first time South Korea’s development boom has sparked friction in older neighborhoods. In 2009, a police raid on a building occupied by squatters near another Seoul red-light district led to a blaze that killed six people. Protesters hurled Molotov cocktails at charging police commandos, causing the fire. The building was eventually demolished to make room for planned new high-rise buildings. Brothel workers and other critics say police crackdowns have unfairly targeted traditional red-light zones, while overlooking other sex businesses thriving in the shadows. Among those are “kiss rooms,” where men can pay for sex, and one-room apartments offering sexual services. Men can also buy sex at barber shops, massage parlors and karaoke bars on almost all major streets and through online social networking sites. South Korea runs nine support centers offering vocational training and psychological counseling to former prostitutes where they can work for a monthly salary of about $460 to $920, according to government officials. Many women, however, find it hard to adjust to new lives and to resist the better pay of sex work. Despite the social stigma, they drop out of the centers and return to prostitution.
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Don’t die ‘gloriously’ (a waste of life IMHO), it is foolish, as once you are dead everyone else will have no one to fight for them! Run instead for candidacy in all necessary districts and change the zoning or legislation. If you are dead whats the point?
Also if any sex workers do earn USD$9K a month (some of us have NEVER seen more than USD$900 a month), that sex worker has no excuse not to run for politics at all. In fact in some 3rd world countries as the one I am writing from, this USD$9K single month’s earning is enough to fund an entire election campaign! Don’t throw away your life you well loved pieces of meat thinking about going barbecue on the RLD fans, fight for RLD zoning and legalisation rights via politics instead!
Try the below flyer and adapt it to your local area Ms.Jang, and tell all your fellow sex workers that becoming a crispy corpse or barbecue will not help anyone :
If Jang turns into the 2nd, she’s ‘still edible’, we don’t need her to turn into the 3 or 4, we have food animals for that, 5 was just for good measure . . .
1 – Uncooked (also uncut? . . . )
2- Half cooked look . . .
3- Totally Cooked – Literal b1tch3s . . . (CULL/BUTCHER HUMANELY! At least until that lab grown version is here . . . )
4- Crispy (oily & rubbery rather . . .)
5- Yonder seated lady far right looks about ready for the pot (jk) . . .
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6 Articles Related To Reasoning Behind Norway Bombing (various dates 2010-2011)

In Anders Behrin Breivik, Fundamentalism, Judaism, Knights Templar, mass murder, Norway, psychiatry on January 29, 2012 at 4:36 pm
ARTICLE 1http://www.jpost.com/Headlines/Article.aspx?id=185712Norway Oil Fund divests from Israeli companies – by JPOST.COM STAFF
08/23/2010 19:56

Norway’s Ministry of Finance announced that the Norway Oil Fund divested from Africa-Israel Investments and Danya Cebus Ltd. on Monday.

The reason given is the companies’ construction in the West Bank.

The Norwegian Finance Ministry said, “The ethics council stresses that construction of settlements in the occupied territories violates the decision of the Geneva convention regarding defense of civilians during war time. Several decisions of the UN Security Council and the International Court of Justice have reached the conclusion that construction of Israeli settlements in the Palestinian territories is prohibited.”

ARTICLE 2

Norway to support Palestinians – Norwegian FM
Jul 19, 2011 10:16 Moscow Time

Norway will support Palestinians who are set to press for recognition of the independence of their state by the United Nations, says the Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre.

He was speaking following his talks in Oslo with the Palestinian National Administration Head Mahmoud Abbas.

Støre said he saw a likely recognition of Palestine’s independence by the United Nations as no hindrance to a peaceful settlement in the Middle East. He said the Palestinian-Israeli talks should continue irrespectively of the UN voting results.

ARTICLE 3

http://www.thenewamerican.com/world-mainmenu-26/europe-mainmenu-35/8325-norwegian-bomber-is-fundamentalist-christian-officials-say-

Norwegian Bomber Is Fundamentalist Christian, Officials Say – by R. Cort Kirkwood – 23 July 2011

Norway explosionNorwegian authorities have captured the man suspected of Friday’s bombing in Oslo and shooting at Utoya island, which left 91 people dead. The suspect is Anders Behrin Breivik, 32, whom Norwegian authorities describe as a Christian fundamentalist.

Breivik’s attack on Friday began with a bomb in the capital’s government headquarters, which houses the prime minister’s office. Seven people are believed dead in that attack. But Breivik, apparently, was waiting to do murder at the Island, which is about 20 miles from Oslo. There, he gunned down 84.

Said the Norwegian prime minister, “My childhood paradise that yesterday was transformed into Hell.”

Though an Islamic group claimed credit for the bombing, Breivik, apparently, is the only suspect.

What Happened

Breivik’s bomb exploded at about 3:30 p.m. local time in Oslo. As the New York Times noted, the streets around the city’s government center appeared to be Baghdad, Iraq, or Oklahoma City, a reference to atheist Timothy McVeigh’s bombing on April 19. 1995.

At 5:30 p.m., police allege that Breivik, dressed in the police uniform, opened fire at Utoya Island with a “machine pistol,” as authorities described it. The Labor Party, which governs Norway, was holding a summer camp for its youth members.

By the end of the attack, 91 were dead. Police are still searching for bodies in the waters surrounding the island.

It’s a wonder more people weren’t killed im the bombing. The Washington Post reprised a Norwegian newspaper’s account of what Breivik used to carry out the attack:

The Norwegian newspaper Verdens Gang, citing a spokeswoman for agricultural material supplier Felleskjopet, reported that the suspect bought 6 tons of artificial fertilizer — which is highly explosive — some 10 weeks before the attack. Police were alerted to the purchase only after it emerged the man was suspected of the deadly attacks, the Associated Press reported, quoting the newspaper.

The Norwegian VG newspaper reported that police had blocked off a farm in Asta, 100 miles north of Oslo, and were searching it, and Norwegian media speculated that the farm may have been the source of explosives used in the attack on Oslo, which blew out almost every window in the 17-story building that houses the prime minister’s office and severely damaged several other nearby buildings in the government district of Oslo.

The New York Times identified the fertilizer as ammonium nitrate.

Norwegian Profiling

An Islamic group took credit for the attack, the Times reported, and Spielgel online reported that Islamic Internet forums called the attack “good news.” As well, Norwegian authorities, Jihad Watch.com notes, had every reason to believe the attack was the work of Muslim terrorists from al-Qaida.

As Jihad Watch.com noted, Muslim terrorists recently released a handbook on fertilizer bombs and an Islamic terrorist threatened to make Norwegians pay for deporting him. Britain’s Sky News “reported that earlier this year, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula released a bomb-making handbook which contained notes on how to build fertilizer bombs.”

[Agence France Presse] reported that intelligence police chief Janne Kristiansen said last February that Islamic extremism was a major threat to the country and “our main priority and our main concern.”

Norway, a member of NATO, has some 500 troops in Afghanistan.

Last year police arrested three Muslim men based in Norway who were suspected of planning an attack using explosives, AFP reported.

Norwegian prosecutors earlier this month also filed a terrorism charge against Mullah Krekar, founder of the Kurdish Islamist group Ansar al-Islam, who was accused of threatening a politician with death over his potential deportation from the country.

Krekar had warned that “Norway will pay a heavy price” if he were deported.

But the suspect is not Islamic. The Associated Press quickly noted that Breivik is a “blond, blue-eyed Norwegian,” and Norwegian authorities flatly stated that Breivik is “right-wing and a Christian fundamentalist” who may or may not have gotten help, as the New York Times duly reported:

“We are not sure whether he was alone or had help,” a police official, Roger Andresen, said at a televised news conference, adding: “What we know is that he is right-wing and a Christian fundamentalist.” So far Mr. Breivik has not been linked to any anti-jihadist groups, he said.

Johan Fredriksen, chief of staff for the Oslo police, said officials were “not surprised” that the attacks had been the work of an ethnic Norwegian, a blond, blue-eyed man, saying “we think about scenarios.”

Breivik posted his beliefs on his Facebook page, the Times also reported.

A Facebook page matching his name and the photo given out by the police was set up just a few days ago. It listed his religion as Christian, politics as conservative. It said he enjoys hunting, the video games World of Warcraft and Modern Warfare 2, and books including Machiavelli’s “The Prince” and George Orwell’s “1984.”

There was also a Twitter account apparently belonging to Mr. Breivik. It had one item, posted last Sunday: “One person with a belief is equal to the force of 100,000 who have only interests.”

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A death foretold: The rapid rise and tragic fall of Amy Winehouse, the deeply flawed soul prodigy – by Paul Bentley – 24th July 2011

In just 27 years, Amy Winehouse has managed to leave behind her a soul legacy, with a band of modern British female soul singers – Adele, Duffy, Jessie J – celebrating success across the world borne almost entirely in her wake.

Sadly, however, the immeasurably gifted singer is unlikely to be remembered for her talents, which were so often starved; drowned by drink and tranquillised by drug abuse.

Amy Winehouse’s death was one foretold by gruesome pictures of bloody plimsolls and near death experiences from drugs publicly retold by her lovers. It almost seems unsurprising that, in death, Winehouse joins many of her heroes – Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison – all of whom died aged just 27.

Amy Winehouse was born in 1983, a second child to cab driver Mitch and his wife Janis, a pharmacist, from North London.

Her parents split when she was nine years old and she and older brother Alex moved to live with their mother in Southgate, North London – just minutes away from The Priory, the rehab clinic favoured by celebrities, which she would revisit just months before her death.

‘She was always very self-willed,’ her father Mitch told Rolling Stone in 2007. ‘Not badly behaved but…different.’

The balance between her precocious musical talents and a seeming inclination to self-destruct were clear from a young age. At just 12, Winehouse enrolled at the Sylvia Young Theatre School but was expelled not long after for getting her nose pierced.

She had previously – aged 10 -formed a rap group, Sweet ‘n’ Sour – Winehouse was Sour – that she later described as ‘the little white Jewish Salt ‘n’ Pepa.’

She joined the Brit School and by 16 her otherworldly soul voice – deep, full and knowing but light and fresh and fragile at the same time – had won her a contract with Simon Fuller’s management company, which led to her being signed by Island Records.

In 2003, she would release her first album – to much critical acclaim – while also meeting the man with whom she would share possibly the most destructive celebrity relationship of the decade.

The jazz-influenced debut, titled ‘Frank’, was critically praised for its gems – the anthemic Stronger Than Me, about a weak, feminine boyfriend and F**k Me Pumps, in which she ridiculed tired female gold-diggers, and earned Winehouse an Ivor Novello songwriting award, two Brit nominations and a spot on the shortlist for the Mercury Music Prize.

But Winehouse soon expressed dissatisfaction with the disc, saying she was ‘only 80 per cent behind’ the album.
Amy Winehouse arriving at the Brit Awards 2005, Earls Court Arena, London. D
Amy Winehouse in the press room at the 2006 Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hote

A tattoo appears: Winehous still looking fresh faced in 2005, and sporting her new tattoo the next year

That same year, she met Blake Fielder-Civil at a bar and swiftly had his name tattooed above her heart.

The relationship was on-off and infamously tempestuous, involving drug and drink binges. In one picture from 2007, she was seen with bruises on her face and blood seeping from her pink ballet shoes.

She grips Blake, as he displays a face full of scratches after a particularly viscious late night bust-up.
Amy Winehouse arriving at the 2007 Brit Awards, Earls Court, west London.
Amy Winehouse looks much more guant arriving at the MTV Movie Awards 2007 in Los Angeles

Losing weight: The singer has acquired more tattos at the 2007 Brit Awards, left, and looks gaunt at the MTV music video awards in Losa Angeles in the same year

By 2006, after three years with Blake, rapid weight loss, an ever-expanding beehive hairdo and documented drug and drink problems, Winehouse released Back to Black, her breakthrough album, which made her a huge star across the world.

Working with producers Mark Ronson and Salaam Remi and soul-funk group the **Dap-Kings** (note Malaysian friends, DAP NLPs via Minstreldom wrought by Zionism inflicted upon Malaysians specifically Muslim ones), Winehouse fused soul, jazz, doo-wop and, above all, a love of the girl-groups of the early 1960s with lyrical tales of romantic obsession and emotional excess.

Back to Black was released in the United States in March 2007 and went on to win five Grammy awards, including song and record of the year for Rehab.
British singer Amy Winehouse performs at the Brit Awards at Earls Court in London
Glastonbury – Amy Winehouse performs on the Pyramid Stage

The voice: Amy Winehouse’s talent was such that it has opened doors for many other young female soul singers who have earned huge success since her breakthrough. She is pictured performing in 2008

‘I did [go to rehab], for just 15 minutes,’ she told The Sun at the time. ‘I went in and said, “Hello” and explained that I drink because I’m in love and have f****d up the relationship. Then I walked out.’

Winehouse’s rise was helped by her distinctive look – black beehive of hair, thickly lined cat eyes, girly tattoos – and her tart tongue.

She was famously blunt in her assessment of her peers, once describing Dido’s sound as ‘background music – the background to death’ and saying of pop princess Kylie Minogue, ‘she’s not an artist … she’s a pony.’

The songs on Black to Black detailed her relationship with Blake with a similar frankness.

‘I listen to a lot of ’60s music, but society is different now,’ Winehouse said in 2007. ‘I’m a young woman and I’m going to write about what I know.’

Even then, Winehouse’s performances were sometimes shambolic, and she admitted to being ‘a terrible drunk.’

Increasingly, her personal life began to overshadow her career.

She acknowledged struggling with eating disorders and told a newspaper that she had been diagnosed as manic depressive but refused to take medication. Soon accounts of her erratic behavior, canceled concerts and drink and drug-fueled nights began to multiply.

Photographs caught her unsteady on her feet or vacant-eyed, and she appeared unhealthily thin, with scabs on her face and marks on her arms.

There were embarrassing videos released to the world on the Internet. One showed an addled Winehouse and Babyshambles singer Pete Doherty playing with newborn mice. Another, for which Winehouse apologised, showed her singing a racist ditty to the tune of a children’s song.

Winehouse’s managers went to increasingly desperate lengths to keep the wayward star on the straight and narrow.

Though she was often reported to be working on new material, fans got tired of waiting for the much-promised follow up to Back to Black.

Occasional bits of recording were released. Her rendition of The Zutons’ Valerie was a hit for producer Mark Ronson but other recording projects with Ronson, one of the architects of the success of Back to Black, came to nothing.

She also had run-ins with the law. In April 2008, Winehouse was cautioned by police for assault after she slapped a man during a raucous night out.

The same year she was investigated by police, although not charged, after a tabloid newspaper published a video that appeared to show her smoking crack cocaine.

‘I’m a musician; I’m not a model,’ she said on her 2007 concert DVD, I Told You I Was Trouble. ‘The more insecure I felt, the more I’d drink. The more insecure I feel, the bigger my hair has to be.’

That year, after breaking up with Blake, going out with chef Alex Claire, and getting back together with her former lover, they married in Miami.

‘I know I’m talented, but I wasn’t put here to sing,’ she told Rolling Stone. ‘I was put here to be a wife and a mum and look after my family.’

The renewed relationship with Blake led to cancelled tours and hospital visits after overdosing on drugs.

A day after being told she had received three MTV Video Music Award nods, the singer was rushed to the University College London Hospital after an overdose, which was initially dismissed as ‘exhaustion’.

‘I really thought I was on the way out,’ she said. ‘My husband Blake saved me.’

Later that year the pictures were taken of her blood-addled pumps. In emails to blogger Perez Hilton, she insisted Blake did not hit her. ‘I was cutting myself after he found me in our room about to do drugs with a call girl and rightly said I wasn’t good enough for him. I lost it.’

Later that week, on BBC’s Radio 5 Live, Fielder-Civil’s mother, Georgette, said: ‘I think they both need to get medical help before one of them, if not both of them, eventually will die.’

That November, Fielder-Civil was arrested for an attack on a pub manager the year before. Fielder-Civil later pleaded guilty to assaulting barman James King and then offering him £200,000 to keep quiet about it.

Winehouse stood by ‘my Blake’ throughout his trial, often blowing kisses at him from the court’s public gallery and wearing a heart-shaped pin labelled ‘Blake’ in her hair at concerts. But British newspapers reported extramarital affairs while Fielder-Civil was behind bars. They divorced in 2009.

After the split, Fielder-Civil described how he thought Winehouse had died in his arms following a three-day drugs binge.

Amy went into a seizure at a party at her home in Camden, North London, and had stopped breathing.

Blake told The Sun: ‘She started having a fit on the bed. She slid down on to the floor before I could stop her. She started quivering again and it suddenly grew into what seemed like a full-blown epileptic fit.

‘I was panicking. I didn’t know know how to help her. I was out of it on drugs as well – and was sobbing and crying out, “Amy!”‘

Fielder-Civil put Winehouse into the recovery position and pulled her tongue out of her mouth to stop her biting it.

‘I knelt over her as she kept on fitting. But then suddenly she just passed out and stopped breathing. It was the most frightening thing I had ever seen. I felt sure I was watching her die right in front of me. I didn’t know what to do or how to save her. I held her to me – and I thought she was dying in my arms. But somehow I managed to open her mouth and breathe air down her throat,’ he added.

‘At first nothing happened. So I did it again. I was feeling for her pulse because I thought her heart might have stopped.

‘Then she spluttered – and I saw her chest rise. I was still sobbing and panicking but I just felt this huge relief that she was alive.’

In June 2008 and again in April 2010, Winehouse was taken to hospital and treated for injuries after fainting and falling at home.

Her father said she had developed the lung disease emphysema from smoking cigarettes and crack, although her spokeswoman later said Winehouse only had ‘early signs of what could lead to emphysema.’

She left the hospital to perform at Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday concert in Hyde Park in June 2008, and at the Glastonbury festival the next day, where she received a rousing reception but scuffled with a member of the crowd.

She also, in 2010, pleaded guilty to assaulting a theatre manager who asked her to leave a family Christmas show because she’d had too much to drink.

She was given a fine and a warning to stay out of trouble by a judge who praised her for trying to clean up her act.

In a bid to save her ailing health and desperate addiction problems, Winehouse most recently booked herself into rehab in May.

A month previously she had pulled out of her European tour after she was jeered while appearing drunk on stage at her comeback gig in Serbia.

She left the stage frequently, with her band having to improvise in her absence, and was said to have mumbled through parts of her songs.

After the disastrous gigs, the stint at The Priory in May was hoped to have been a means finally to refocus the young singer.

Winehouse, however, checked herself out after just one week.
Amy Winehouse dead at 27 – is she another member of the ‘Stupid Club’?
ANALYSIS by PAUL CONNOLLY

When Kurt Cobain, then 27, killed himself in 1994, his mother Wendy said that, ‘Now he’s gone and joined that Stupid Club.’

She was referring to the long list of rock stars who have died by their own hand at the age of 27: Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Brian Jones to name only a few.

Now, very sadly, Amy Winehouse has died at 27. At the time of writing it’s unclear what the cause of death was, so to speculate would be grossly unfair. Like Cobain, Winehouse has left us with a frustratingly meagre canon of work. A voice and a talent like hers should have a much more substantial legacy than just two albums, 2003’s promising Frank and 2006’s Back To Black, which was a masterpiece of soul.

There’s been little new material since Back To Black apart from her cover of The Zutons’ Valerie with Mark Ronson and another cover last year, this time Lesley Gore’s kitsch classic, It’s My Party for a Quincy Jones tribute album.

Clearly, since Back To Black made her a star, she’s become more renowned for her lurid lifestyle and, although she’s been working on new material, no release date had been scheduled. I sincerely hope she’s not remembered more for her drug use than her music but I’m not optimistic. Adele, at least, has much to thank Amy for – Back To Black’s success in America made it easier for her to make the huge inroads she’s enjoyed across the pond.

I met Amy once, way back prior to the release of Frank, and I found her witty, intelligent and sparky company. She certainly had a mischievous glint in her eye but I did not have her marked down as a potential member of the ‘stupid club.’ She seemed too perky, alive and confident.

The demons that have been clamped to her back in recent years were nowhere to be seen. Where did they come from? Did the pressure of fame conjure them up? Is that why she was so often drunk on stage? Did she, like Cobain, not enjoy fame? Like Cobain why did she not simply walk away? Perhaps that’s why progress on her third album was so slow. Maybe she didn’t want the attention focused back on her again.

Again, why didn’t she just walk away?

It’s desperately sad when someone who brought so much joy to so many dies unnaturally young. It really, really stings. But let’s please remember just how talented she was. R.I.P. Amy.

ARTICLE 5

But Really, How Jewish IS Amy Winehouse? Posted on January 24, 2008 by admin

Q. Amy Winehouse…a) makes pretty great music.
b) is a crack-smoking trainwreck.
c) is Jewish.The answer, as you probably know, is all three, and the media is obsessed with each of these factoids. After the release of a video of Winehouse doing various drugs was greeted with requisite shock and a reprise of “is she or isn’t she in rehab?”, I started thinking a little more about (c). In the face of the singer’s unraveling (about which there’s hardly need for yet another commentary), it’s become impossible to ignore just how psyched everyone seems to be that Amy Winehouse is Jewish.

There are different motivations behind this, of course. Both the ravenous press and Winehouse herself have joyfully portrayed her Jewish identity as a bizarre contrast with her bad girl image. The Jewish community, ever-eager to claim a celeb for the team, has managed to boast and sneer about her at the same time. Winehouse is the proud – and in many ways, welcome — antithesis of the “nice Jewish girl,” but since she does tend to identify with two out of the three elements of that little saying, both she and the media like to keep her options open.

Here are the oft-repeated basics. Back in 2004, The Guardian was one of many publications to pin her as “a slight 20-year-old Jewish girl from north London” and The Telegraph wrote, “Done up to the nines (lustrous lipstick, dark mascara, long black eyelashes, thick black hair), Winehouse looks every inch the Jewish princess.” In March of 2007, Rolling Stone‘s blog noted that “Ms. Rehab might in fact be the highest-debuting-female-solo-British-tall-Jewish-black-haired-tattoed-with-a-birthmark-on-her-left-arm artist ever to make the U.S. Billboard charts.” In May, the Toronto Star chimed in: “The beehived, heavily tattooed Winehouse might be a wee Jewish girl from North London, but she can snarl and wail like Etta James or Eartha Kitt.” From a Rolling Stonecover story that same month: “Those who have only heard her voice express shock upon seeing the body that produces it: The sultry, crackly, world-weary howl that sounds like the ghost of Sarah Vaughn comes from a pint-size Jewish girl from North London.” And from the Washington Post: “Winehouse has an exceptional voice that’s even more striking when you catch a glimpse of its source: a wispy, heavily tattooed young Jewish woman with a mile-high beehive for a hairdo and a Gothic level of mascara caked onto her face. It almost doesn’t compute.”

What a study in contrasts!

When she’s prodded to comment on her bad girl ways, Winehouse tends to bring up her Jewishness herself, offering it as a reassuring counterpoint to the rest of her image. “She says what she really wants to do in 10 years’ time is to settle down and be a good Jewish mum,” Australia’s Sunday Times reported last summer. The paper went on to quote the singer as saying, “I would like to uphold certain things, but not the religious side of things, just the nice family things to do. At the end of the day, I’m a Jewish girl.”

The news that Winehouse planned to have a traditional Jewish wedding ceremony and (bonus!) convinced her husband to convert, had the press slobbering.

After music producer Mark Ronson laughed off rumors that he and Winehouse were having an affair, he shared this highly pertinent information: “Amy makes a really nice meatball dinner. She’s good at making Jewish mother food.” More recently, he announced that he and Winehouse may team up to do a holiday album that will include ditties with names like “Kosher Kisses.”

Because all of this is not enough, the Jewish Chronicle recently posted a short write-up entitled “How Jewish is Amy Winehouse?”**

In what I can only assume is a very (very, very) lame attempt to be funny, the piece manages to embrace stupid stereotypes in the name of policing Jewish identity. In the “pro” column, “Amy is on record as saying she loves her grandma, she likes to make roast chicken on a Friday night and looks forward to a matzah and edam sandwich after an evening out.” On the con side, she has all those tattoos “(of naked ladies, no less)” and, you know, drinks a lot. The verdict? “Once she comes out of rehab, we’ll have her back,” the Chronicle reassures. “So we say she is 78% Jewish.”

What a relief! Now we know.

**”How Jewish is…” looks to be a recurring feature at the Chronicle, which also put French President Nicolas Sarkozy* on the hot seat. The results? His grandfather was Jewish (before he converted to Catholicism – but “we have made a halachic decision not to recognise it,” says the Chronicle)! He can boast of family members who died in the Holocaust! And woah, his girlfriend Carla Bruni once recorded a song written by Serge Gainsbourg, a bonafide Jewish person!!!

–Eryn Loeb

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A postulation comes to mind. Don’t mind if the the dots are not connected properly, one could only guess the machinations between disparate events.

This Oslo bombing is a 911 style False flag done by Norway. Looks like Anders Behrin Breivik (a Mason and Christian) was killing pro-Israel fifth columnist politicians in coordination with the local politicians not yet corrupted. A true patriot to his race? But would Norway thank him for trying to free them from Israeli shackles or is Norway already in the grip of greedy Norwegian politicians bought up by Israel?

Was the neurotech was countered by this obviously phenotypically superior specimen of the blue eyed blond haired white race? Did Anders Behrin Breivik or Norway’s Nordic Occultists  and/or loyalists managed to break into the neurotech emissions origins, (or who knows psychics?!?) and wrest the information before deciding he had to do the patriotic thing and kill the treacherous politicians?

Was the Palestinian support issue what sparked this quiet war? He will likely spend time in prison quite well to thumb the Aryan nose at the dark haired, dark eyed, quasi-Arabian Israelis. Conclusion? Mason Scandinavians (Sweden, Denmark, Norway, and Iceland) have decided that THEIR OWN Nordic primacy and hopefully that of diversity will take precedence over Israel and Judaism.

There was probably a fallout that spilt over to the Hollywood scene resulting in the death detailed on Article 3 as well. Corroborate with the below :

http://www.lilith.org/blog/2008/01/but-really-how-jewish-is-amy-winehouse/

The Norse Eddas has subsumed the Judaic-Egyptian agenda – FINALLY. Realisation of the Norsemen themselves, courtesy of you-know-who (I’d like to think heh), but likely out of fear of the Neutrotech that is doubtless proliferating the world right now.

There could be a few more deaths, false flags and massive economic and other retaliations in time. This Mason might too have been ‘enslaved’ so he decided to make a statement against neurotech bugging. By the way, Sarkozy’s grandfather is Jewsih as well. Citizens of France, ready to act to save yourselves before a fals flag is played out in Paris or other busy French town? A trucker’s strike is preferable to a false flag bomb, so act quick and depose all ‘Infiltrators’, before the deviate your leaders into selling off your country.

Perhaps one day all those enslaved by technology propagated by the Jews will finally be freed. Google ‘Neurotech’ and ‘Unmoderated Malaysian’ for more on the horror, and the inroads the Zionists have made into Malaysia.

Note the below events as well, related to the above somehow? :

http://stonethepreacher.com/2011/01/19/martyrs-christians-hand-severed.html

http://www.birminghammail.net/news/top-stories/2011/07/21/teenager-escapes-death-after-aston-sword-attack-97319-29093731/

After this series of easy and meaningless targets, Mossad (if it was Mossad) began targetting Iranian Nuke Scientists that looks set to create a very messy situation for peace and economy of the world . . .
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Related to the massacre at the camp on July 22 killed more than 80 persons. Around 1,000 young supporters of Norway’s Labour Party were making their way over to Utøya this week, an island in the Tyrifjord that’s often viewed as an incubator for future Labour Party leaders. Detractors call it a breeding ground for a relatively small clique of would-be power mongers. The summer camp for members of Labour’s youth group AUF (Arbeidernes ungdomsfylking) has launched the political careers of many a Labour Party leader. Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg was a fixture at the camp in his youth and remains keen to visit every summer. Both he, Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre and former Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland were due to make appearances at this year’s camp during its five-day run that began Wednesday. Eskil Pedersen, current AUF leader, told newspaper Dagsavisen that this year’s camp will include speeches and debate over the upcoming municipal elections in Norway, the rival Conservative Party’s current policies, the even more conservative Progress Party’s asylum policies and the state of Norwegian schools. The latter is traditionally the issue of most interest to the young politically minded AUF members. Pedersen, quite possibly a future Labour Party leader or government minister himself if Labour keeps winning elections, said the “best thing” about the camp is “meeting lots of folks who have the same values as you do.” Newspaper Vårt Land, however, recently put another slant on the Utøya camp, reporting that the Labour Party historically is run by a tight network of politicians linked by family relations, marriage and friendships who also have a tendency to take on key roles not only in government but in business and Norway’s powerful bureaucracy as well. Many tend to meet in their youth on the island midway between Oslo and Hønefoss. Other media cited Utøya as “the glue in the Labour movement.” Events will run through Sunday, and the weather forecast called for pouring rain.
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The above ‘camp’ alludes collusion with GLCs, Nepotism, Oligarchy and all the abuse and power mongering that comes with such a structure. Typically the IMF or any globalist hegemonist group would infiltrate an AUF-like political party (parallels in any pro-Masonry/pro-NWO/pro-NATO groups). Then cause them to produce PIIGS nations type policies that bankrupt the government while favouring the representatives in parliament or bureaucrats so that kickbacks can be distributed. AFTER the country is bankrupted, the IMF comes in and ‘controls’ the nation via the Federal Reserve and international banking cartels. Anders Behring Breivik is a true patriot and good and moral Christian at heart, though one wonders if he could have used a different approach. Like Hitler’s valid concerns, there may have been a peaceful way via frank and honest discussions (which we all know is sometimes impossible with certain ‘power monger classes’ /especially those backed by propensity to use violence via the rather unthinking police and army that such violence as in the ‘Arab Spring’ becomes necessary).
Unless a majority of citizens are outraged at collusion (Example : Thai Rak Thai and PAP Singapore, with both nepotists in top Telecommunications companies being children of Prime Ministers defrauding 1.9 billion in tax monies which belong to the PEOPLE) and corruption and aware of the sellouts to IMF and Banking Cartels and plutocrats sequestering the lands and wealth of the world; Prevent Sequestering the lands and wealth of the world : http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=36665503866 ;any inclined to write laws that raise the representative salaries, increase police and military powers, retain Emergency laws, oppress via religion, APARTEHID, assign TSA type powers of detention and search etc.., or even assign special funeral funds to themselves **at the taxpayers expense** in collusion with other representatives WITHOUT consulting the people and voters, the ordinary citizen who does not understand that the MP is the one causing the economy to fail but enrich himself will eventually be so embattled that he will have no time to even think about how to vote and become susceptible to cult of personality propaganda via the political party in power. Read some of my discussion links and you will see a case-study in DAP Malaysia, which of course being a splinter branch of PAP is equally nepotistic and self serving.
As of now, voters, are unaware that their own supposedly democratic Constitution in fact ALLOWS such hegemony and abuse via laws, and thus voters MUST vote in consideration of which MP will dismantle such legal and constitutional structures so that, land and wealth, even bonuses and salary increments will reflect the economy instead of enrichiong the few who are ‘in power’. VOTERS BEWARE ! Here is your criteria for voting! Vote only for non-plutocrat MPs **WITHOUT** internationalist links and business (vested) interests, or in general even (not necessary all clubs, as some members are not aware of what their club represents) Western affiliated orgnisation links (i.e. Free Masonry / Inns of Law / Rotary and Lions Clubs, University Greek Letter ex-student’s Clubs), 20 million and below that will amend abusive laws and constitutional clauses, removing powers vastly favouring the MPs instead of the people to prevent collusion with the International and Monetary cartels.
YOU the non-oligarch, ethical and educated VOTER, must only vote for MPs who will distribute the wealth and lands of the nation or run for election as a candidate with intent to do the same. Any who retain laws and constitutional clauses that allow them to collude and sequester for their own benefit must never be voted again. Any MP who disregards nepotism, limitless terms, parliamentary privileges for themselves MUST be voted out at once. Identify which MPs will lower Election deposits as well. Most people are unable to even run for candidacy because the Election deposit requirements are too high ! This means that in a country where savings of 8000 (Assemblyman seat deposit) or 15,000 (MP seat deposit) are relatively rare among the 75% or working class Malaysians, 75% of Malaysians may NEVER be able to run for candidacy. How is that democratic? It’s simply a plutocratic methd of keeping the Joe Public types from running for election. Now the MPs could address this by lowering those deposits but they instead intend to keep it a ‘rich man’s game’, TAKING AWAY the right to run for election as a candidate BECAUSE 222 MPs, none of which have spoken on this have decided to leave this undemocratic situation as it is!
Do not suffer the collusive and the self serving or plutocracy and neo-absolutist (TSA form governments will indeed form, to YOUR and YOUR childrens’ impoverishment and eventual demise). Meanwhile, do also practice population control and use contraceptives. The world can only support so many people. Daulat Tuanku (HRH Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abdidin in Malaysia’s case) ? God save the King (HRH Haakon in Norway’s case)? The people need your honesty and sense of ethics and humanity to end wrongs like APARTHEID and international collusion and inequitable distribution of wealth and lands of the world more than ever, so VOTERS, know to drop plutocrats, nepotists and the corrupt. You as voters (even those who have taken corrupt monies, can stop being corrupt from this moment and not further damn yourself), MUST wipe out those who corrupted you instead ! Heck even give any ill gotten wealth to charities and such and blow all the whistles on corrupters ! Every corrupt dollar destroys the nation and by extension YOURSELF indirectly as the politicians who give out such freebies are the same types who will raise taxes that will take back 10 times what they gave you after they win.
Act and vote the evil citizens out of power if you love the country and by parlance THE WORLD.

Man Accused Of Breaking Bird Feeding Law Might Be Jailed – CBS Minnesota – 2nd August 2011

In Abuse of Power, Bad By-Laws, Invasive Laws, police, social freedoms, spirit of the law, word of the law on January 29, 2012 at 4:21 pm
BLOOMINGTON (WCCO) — A Bloomington man is facing possible jail time, accused of breaking a city ordinance that prohibits residents from feeding wild animals. In Bloomington, it is legal to use bird feeders — as long as they are 5 feet off the ground. Neighbors and the charges allege that Craig Brown was throwing feed onto the ground, which is illegal. For years, Brown said he tried to make his backyard a haven for birds. Now, birds rarely visit Brown’s backyard. Months ago, Brown removed all his bird feeders after he said those feeders landed him in trouble with the law. “I am nervous,” said Brown. “They have the right to send me to jail.” A video taken by a neighbor in December showed the Bloomington City Attorney just how popular Brown’s yard was for animals. In the video, dozens of birds are seen eating from the ground. Neighbors said the food didn’t just bring birds, it also brought rodents, which then chewed on their property.
“You have an impact on your neighbors. Your backyard and what you do in it can damage the livability of neighbors’ house,” said Sandra Johnson, the Bloomington City Attorney. Brown claimed his bird feeding fell in line with the city ordinance. “I was still putting the feed in feeders. I was doing it legally, but I was getting these ducks in here. What do I do?” said Brown. According to the criminal complaint, however, Brown admitted to deliberately throwing food on the ground. He claimed the seeds on the ground came from the hanging feeders. “In this case, I believe the resident was initially warned, but he continued to feed on the ground,” said Johnson. As Brown prepares to fight for a hobby he can no longer enjoy, he also realizes a not guilty verdict is not necessarily a win. “I promise they’ll never see a bird feeder in my yard. It’s ruined it for me. I can’t ever do it again,” said Brown. Brown did have the option of avoiding jail time by pleading guilty, but it is a misdemeanor charge that would have stayed on his record, which was his concern. Brown’s maximum punishment could be 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.
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The feeding was consensual and the bird did not ask to be ‘protected’ or complain that the food made it ill, nor were negative physical effects or negative emotions were felt by either party. Why is the Bloomington local government such a busybody? Why are such ordinances not yet amended? Who’s job is it to amend Ordinances?
They have certainly been sleeping on the job to keep silent when this sort of case crops up. Who needs to pay for prisoners to enrich prison contractors, especially for ‘offences’ like feeding birds? This is a victimless crime, in fact not even a crime at all.
This is how USA bankrupts itself. For 20 cents worth of birdfeed and an effective non-offence, they waste the taxpayer salaries assigned to them, they jail a person, take away his job and burden the taxpayers with waste/losses of up to 50K or even more a year.
Amend this ordinance, it is predjudiced and undemocratic, wastes the tax payer’s monies.
Try this one below as well, more unamended by-laws and ordinances in the 3rd World . . .
If a poll is taken on this charge, the majority of Americans (those not benefiting from the prison contractor system or in the judiciary) would probably vote for the case to be dropped. This is socialised engineering as well, very harmful to the principles of democracy. Give this man liberty or you the Americans will give yourself death – of democracy. Fire the damn judge and remove the law writers who do not amend this nonsensical ordinance as necessary !

Ku Li’s Amanah – NGO or embryonic political party – by Maclean Patrick – 23rd July 2011

In Uncategorized on January 29, 2012 at 4:16 pm
(Malaysia Chronicle) The Malaysian political landscape is getting rather crowded, with not only political parties but also various NGOs that are slanted in different political directions. Somehow, one cannot but get the feeling that some of these newly-established NGOs are actually foetal political parties. But rather than having the gumption to say it right out and from the beginning, the people behind them appear to be using the NGO platform as a trial balloon for public support. If it is promising enough, the next step would be to apply to become a fully-fledged polticial party like Kita and Makkal Sakti, two of the newest kids on the block. Another reason for sudden springing-up of these NGOs is that the leaders do not want to cut all ties with their political parties – yet. After all, there are clear examples from Perkasa and MCLM, which despite professing non-interest in becoming political parties have failed to shake off the suspicion that they are covertly eyeing such a target. The latest NGO to hit the local scene is Angkatan Amanah Merdeka or Amanah.
 
But with the likes of Perkasa already destabilising Malaysian society, it makes one wonder if we need another high-profile NGO, especially one with a rather starry personality as the head. Expressing alarm at the country’s increasingly fractious politics, Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah or Ku Li has together with veteran and young leaders from all sides of the political divide formed Amanah for racial unity, good governance and respect for the constitution. The purpose and function of Amanah, according to a statement sent to media organisations is to “to reaffirm, to inculcate and to re-ignite the sense of togetherness and true family spirit that prevailed among all Malaysians during the time of our common struggle for national independence.” Amanah central committee member Wan Saiful Wan Jan said that the non-governmental organisation (NGO) wants to ensure that politics in the country “strictly observe and respect” the country’s federal constitution. Razaleigh has already lent his support for Bersih, a move which would have ruffled a few feathers in UMNO and with the formation of Amanah, UMNO may start paying close attention to what his next move would be.
 
Razaleigh said Bersih’s demand for 21 days of campaigning for the general election was reasonable because the current 7 days campaign period was too short and as such the people could not make an informed decision before going to the polls. “If it’s seven days, it’s not enough, so how can we say it is fair when one side is not allowed to appear on radio and television. “Hence the demand that all parties are given fair amount of time to give their comments or views on certain matters on television and mainstream media controlled by the government,” added Razaleigh. The former Finance minister also condemned the police action during Bersih’s massive rally in the capital on July 9, describing the actions as violation of human rights. “How can we say we are developed when our mentality is not developed? Control here and control there … we should not do this. It is against human rights,” he added. A different tune Ku Li is singing a totally different tune to the one UMNO sings. But would Amanah be merely a critic of UMNO?
 
Is it placing itself as the guardian of good governance in the country? What sort of influence would Amanah have in making sure politics of the day do not undermine the federal constitution? For the biggest abuser of the federal constitution has been UMNO itself. In the 50 years that UMNO has been in power, the federal constitution has seen 650 amendments made to it. The current document is but a mere shadow of the original federal constitution drawn up by the country’s founding fathers. Are we then, going to see the federal constitution being brought back to its former state? But this would go against all the things UMNO has been working on. Indeed, Amanah is destined to go head to head with UMNO and their leaders. Ku Li is still an UMNO member and it would need to prove that his influence would be able to accord change to the current system. Yet, Amanah can be the most neutral ground for young leaders from both sides of the political divide to gather and voice out their concerns for change. Expect Khairy Jamaluddin to make his presense felt in Amanah, for of late, Khairy seems to be speaking along a different script than UMNO. And this alone would be enough to worry those within the ruling UMNO elite. For all it has been saying, Amanah certainly has big aspirations and but it needs to prove that in a crowded playing field like Malaysia, it is a game-changer that it says it is.
 
 
 
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” . . . the sense of togetherness and true family spirit . . . among all Malaysians . . . ” ;can only exist with the endorsement of the 3 items for *equality* OR perpetually deluded and uneducated and corruptible citizens as is currently the case in BN. Would Amanah make it’s stand clear on :
 
1) Freedom from Apartheid/Fascism
2) Freedom from Religious-Persecution/Religious-Supremacy.
3) Equality for all ethnicities and faiths in all aspects of policy, Law and Constitution.
 
Remaining in BN without condemnation of Bumiputra APARTHEID and update of antiquated Emergency or Section377B and non-Muslim entertainment relevant laws does not set Amanah apart from any other BN related NGO or Party. Lambast BN’s racists or leave BN to make clear your stand Tengku! If anyone has the independence of mind to endorse the 3 items, it should be the apex classes or those with such pedigree that Asabiya and APARTHEID or socialized oppression is beneath their dignity to tacitly much less overtly be part of !
 
Over to you Ku Li . . . a ‘rather starry personality as the head of Amanah’, can do no less and make clear the stand on the 3 items !

Armadebton: The Case For Hitting the Debt Reset Button – by Eric Blair – 2nd August 2011

In Uncategorized on January 29, 2012 at 4:13 pm
(Reset the debt clock to zero) Activist Post
 
Donald Trump tells a story about the Savings and Loan crash in the late 1980s. He was complaining to his young daughter at the time about how devastating the real estate plunge was for them. She didn’t understand why he was crying poor when they lived such a lavish lifestyle. The Donald pointed to a bum on the park bench and said, “You see that guy over there? He is billions of dollars wealthier than we are.” He was referring to the debt he owed to banks. On paper he was worse than broke, so he was actually poor compared to the penniless squatter in the park. But, in reality, he was still fabulously wealthy, as the debt was just an arbitrary number, and he still slept in a penthouse within a building he owned, not a park bench. And, of course, the banks had to work with Trump because he was too big to let fail. This story is relevant to the current debt “crisis” facing the United States. Although many believe the national debt to be real, it is also simply a number in a ledger. First, consider that about 12%, or $1.7 trillion, of the overall debt is owed directly to the Federal Reserve. Another $2.6 trillion is owed to Social Security.
 
Furthermore, other large private banks, including foreign banks, own a huge chunk of debt as well, most of it bought with the $16 trillion created from nothing and given to banks as bailouts. The amount owed to China pales in comparison. The scheme guarantees an income stream for the banks who got virtually free money backed by the U.S. taxpayer to invest in higher-interest bonds backed by the U.S. taxpayer. Next, the money never existed in the first place until it was created in the ledger. It was lent into existence in the moment of need. It started off as fiction and remains fiction. Since the banks never had the money it lent in the first place, they’re either collecting interest or seizing assets due to default from funny money. It’s not difficult to see how the banks will end up owning everything if this scheme keeps up for much longer. Finally, the American people don’t owe this money, just like the people of Iceland or Greece don’t owe their nations’ debts to a shadowy banking cartel. They did not sign a contract to borrow the money. They did not mismanage the funds, or borrow more money to paper over private banking losses. They did not demand wars with any of the victims of the government’s imperial conquest. They did not demand the PATRIOT Act and resulting behemoth surveillance-industrial complex. The taxpayer is not responsible for this debt as Stefan Molyneux explains. Yet, the politicians tell the same story Trump told: we’re worse than broke. It’s a crisis, economic Armadebton. America’s credit rating is at stake. Soldiers and seniors won’t get paid if we don’t extract more taxes and cut benefits. All while they go to bed in the penthouse. The real wealth of America has nothing to do with a phony number on the ledger. Some great wealth lies in the infrastructure — water systems, roads, electric grids, universities, buildings, farms etc. Some wealth lies in our capacity to make war.
 
But America’s greatest riches are its innovative people; each brought up to believe they can accomplish anything they put their mind to. This is precisely the reason Trump was not actually broke no matter what he owed to banks — because he had the ability to be creative, and the capacity to accomplish big things. If America defaulted and all debt was reset to zero, it would still be the wealthiest nation on Earth for the reasons above. The bankers argue that if the U.S. defaulted or lost its credit rating, no one would lend it money. That’s laughable. The entire world depends on the ebb and flow of American business, and it always will. Starting over at zero would likely cause a surge of new capital. Therefore, I propose to the banks a complete write-off of the national debt in exchange for your survival. In other words, the American people will probably forgive your crimes and the bailouts, if the banks forgive the debt — even-steven. Should the banks not accept this deal, they and their political cohorts will eventually meet their demise and lose everything. And unlike the American people, they have not been able to prove that they can create anything of true worth. ***Commentator’s Comments Anonymous said… I believe that the only way we can defeat the NWO in this country is for all of us to agree to not pay income taxes. Next is for every state to secede from the union. They can sit in Washington trying to figure out who they will steal from next. They don’t have enough FEMA camps to house 350 million citizens but there would be plenty of room for those crooks to live out their lives quite comfortably.
 
 
 
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This suggestion of default however could leave ALL Americans to the mercy to whatever NWO type social (think AUF and Breivik) and political forces WITHIN America (some say Trump is NWO, this dictatorship would serve him and his people if he was NWO – he backed out of Presidential runs but would suggest this???), the possibility for dictatorship by even law enforcement alone (much less military – Pres. Obama, how aboput forming a Junta as Supreme Commander with 3 to 5 star generals as various Satraps???) would be tremendous if regular citizens were villified. It is suggested that :
 
1) AFTER dismantling of the Federal Reserve, and
2) replacing ALL Congressmen / Governors and Senatorsof extreme wealth
3) replacing collusive or bad policy writing Bureaucrats and Quanngocrats (NGOs)
4) changing economic policies that do not work at all (i.e. the prison contractor system has to go)
5) also removing the ‘term limitless’ among political ‘seat holders’ (nothing is worse than a complacent Congressman, Senator or Governor, even Councilman or Mayor – ESPECIALLY if they are filthy rich)
6) and the wealth of the little more than 10,000 plutocrats sequestering 90% of near 300 million strong American population’s wealth redistributed
 
;a barter based deal on absolute value of debt as of 2011 be implemented, i.e. no more interest added (read up on Usury and Islamic finance, maybe a Sheikh or few could be consulted on infterest free loans), BUT that USA will return at non-interest added, all that it earns in the form of goods and perhaps manpower services at least.
 
Why return anything at all? So that ABSOLUTE Dictatorship from being ‘economically isolated’ for default, will not give free reign by the TSA/Fed Reserve/NWO/Greek Letter Club types free reign to abuse (if they haven’t been removed from policy making positions in government), and manipulate the average American citizen who are already quite severely NLP affected and even who knows, neuro-tech controlled.
 
Interest and usury, also fiat and quantitative easing  is b.s., but America should return it’s debts in good faith, as a responsible nation. Default all you want, America, but no more lending will be made to you and you should return what you owe. Meanwhile down with the plutocrats and politicians living the high life off writing bad policy while 300 million Americans languish !
 
Time for a second French Revolution, the ‘Nero’ types have returned and all they ever do is channel their funds and businesses overseas to tax havens or 3rd world economies where labour is still cheap. They have grown fat off the nation when times were good, and when times are bad this is the way they thank their homeland which was in fact stolen from the Native Americ-Red Indians?
 
Like locusts they are and they will likely betray all those 3rd world nations they invest in AGAIN, via their NATO/IMF/UN conglomerate nation level corporate raiders. A multipolar world order is needed. The autonomy of BRICS and the Caliphate, African Union, South America will ensure that 300 million Americans will not end up as in the film “Idiocracy” while all the technology and wealth goes elsewhere (I’d hazard even be taken to the Moon or Mars – no joke that GTA3 reference to off world issues . . . they will sabotage EVERYONE, so make sure their Rocket does not take off . . . the French Revolution type Guillotine whatever form it takes as deserving still awaits them . . . )

General Reminders On Voting – AgreeToDisagree – July 2011

In Uncategorized on January 29, 2012 at 4:07 pm
5th columnism and potential proxy propaganda-ism is as detestable and treacherous, unethical and untrustworthy. If Utusan is not another false flag newspaper to continue enriching the term-limitless oligarchs and nepotists on BOTH BN or PR sides, the Sultans should nab Malaysia Chronicle for fomenting the destruction of Malaysia via foreign elements on behalf of DAP being proxy of PAP, PAP being proxy of USA, USA being proxy of the anti-goyim elememts of Zion.
 
This is a Nusantaran cultural region, if Utusan is a proxy somehow to ‘draw ire’ so that Malaysia can be toppled by ‘Zionists’ (Jews and Israelis who can respect religious diversity are not Zionists btw), then it deserves no support or quarter from the Fede4ral government either. If the Federal government is in fact doing the same, the Rakyat shhould give no vote to the ruling coalition at all. It is that simple, unless the Rakyat wants to become a PIIGS nation and like in homless shelters and subsist on food stamps with the bankster-Fed-Reserve owning Malaysia.
 
The problem is DEAR RAKYAT (I am not addressing Malaysia Chronicle-DAP-PAP-USA-Zion or the QE2/Pope/Mson/Inns-of-Law worshipping segments of UMNO-BN) and simple citizens who want autonomy for Malaysia, if BN itself and Pakatan are both foreign run outfits, it will be better to run for independent candidacy and attempt to warn any last ethical citizens here to drop both coalitions PR and BN in favour of local and non-Internationally affiliated, non-plutocrats who are non-nepotistic as well. Make sure you know who you vote for. A REAL Malaysian who knows what Malaysia is or should be, or the globalist hegemonist banksters mentioned in so many ‘advanced’ websites as discussed who are not neutral citizens but slaves of so many who intend to foster neo-feudalism in absolutist governance paradigms which I have been addressing in my links.
 
Again to help you think on how to vote : A RELATED REPOSTING WARNING ABOUT NEPOTISM : Please note the Oligarchs in Pakatan as listed below : NEPOTISM IN PAKATAN RAKYAT Three of the family blocs below must be challenged so that only a single candidate without relatives remains :
 
Lim Kit Siang (MP Ipoh Timur – Perak)
Lim Guan Eng (MP Air Puteh – Penang)
Chew Gek Cheng (Assemblyman Kota Laksamana – Malacca) Guan Eng’s wife
Lim Hui Ying Guan Eng’s sister (Vice-Chairman)
 
Two of the below must be challenged so that only a single candidate without relatives remains :
 
Karpal Singh (MP Jelutong – Penang)
Gobind Singh (MP Puchong – Selangor) Karpal’s son
Jagdeep Singh (Asssemblyman Dato Keramat – Penang) Karpal’s son
 
Two of the below must be challenged so that only a single candidate without relatives remains :
 
Anwar Ibrahim (MP Permatang Pauh, Seberang Prai)
Wan Azizah
Nurul Izzah Anwar(MP Lembah Pantai – Kuala Lumpur)
 
Anwar’s Daughter Also either Ngeh (Pantai Remis) or Nga (Sitiawan) must go to prevent 2nd degree nepotism and the kind of environment that caused DAP’s Kulasegaran, PKR’s Gobalakrishnan, to be kicked out possibly an act of racism but more likely at the order of the Lim Dynasty clique. BN of course we do not need to discuss, blocs of relatives galore.
 
Nepotism: Umno controlled by 3 families. – by Patric McClean
MCA, MIC, Gerakan also littered with nepotism – political parties are not family clan associations (family clan associations being unpopular enough already due to the same politicking as well whu=ich drives same named families away from the same structures . . . ).
 
For even stronger consideration, I also list seats that HRP demands :
 
1. Padang Serai (Incumbent: PKR – N Gobalakrishnan)
2. Batu Kawan (DAP – Ramasamy)
3. Sungei Siput (PSM – Dr D Jeyakumar)
4. Ipoh Barat (DAP – N Kulasegaran)
5. Bagan Datoh (BN – Ahmad Zahid Hamidi)
6. Cameron Highlands (BN – SK Devamany)
7. Hulu Selangor (BN – P Kamalanathan)
8. Kuala Selangor (PAS – Dzulkefy Ahmad)
9. Klang (DAP – Charles Santiago)
10. Kota Raja (PAS – Siti Mariah Mahmud)
11. Rasah (DAP – Anthony Loke)
12. Teluk Kemang (PKR – Kamarul Baharin Abbas)
13. Alor Gajah (BN – Fong Chan Onn)
14. Tebrau (BN – Teng Boon Soon)
15. Lembah Pantai (PKR – Nurul Izzah Anwar)
 
HRP might very well be aware of some things we are not aware of to list some surprising choices as well, do not discount their reasons. PSM’s Jeyakumar appears to have been bought by BN though, so their viability is uncertain until PSM’s clique leadership changes. I have done some probing and casual calls to PSM, they are not very grassroots and quite a clique based outfit very suspicious of outsiders.
 
DAP of course (also tried earlier) is far worse and absolutely TREACHEROUS and clique based and beholden to SINGAPORE’s PAP. I would not be surprised if the nepotists in DAP are rounded up a 2nd time, for collusions with Singapore to subvert Malaysian Federal authority instead amongst other things like ‘neurotech abuse’.
 
Everyone else, should meanwhile stand as independents in any constituency with bad assemblymen or MPs or people who do not endorse term limits and asset declarations. Here’s something that will help voters decide if candidacy is not their thing or too expensive :
 
Barisan – Apartheid, Corrupt and Nepotistic-Oligarchs
Pakatan – Corrupt and Nepotistic-Oligarchs (excepting PAS)
3rd Force – Corrupt Only
Independents – any citizen can be an independent, think you are not a plutocrat (worth less than 20 million), will respect term limits and not write 750K/120K funeral laws in favour of yourself? Not racist? Then run for election! The world needs you!
 
BN = 90% Apartheid, 90% Nepotism, 90% Corrupt
PR = 50% Nepotism, 50% Corrupt
3rd Force = 0% Nepotism, 0% Corruption
Yourself running for candidacy means the flaws or benefits and freedoms you bring.
 
Pick the coalition with the least flaws. End the APARTHEID ! Destroy the Oligarchs in all political coalitions ! 3rd Force is best. Beware voters, as mentioned many times before, it could be critical that Selangor and Penang MUST be controlled by neutral parties neither BN nor PR dominated, and East Malaysia controlled by local East Malaysian political parties ONLY (not Peninsular Coalitions like BN or PR), with the remainded left for Pakatan Rakyat, OTHERWISE Pakatan Rakyat with its burgeoning nepotists and oligarchs will become a second BN.
 
Here’s something that will help voters decide if candidacy is not their thing or too expensive : Pick the coalition with the least flaws. End the APARTHEID ! Destroy the Oligarchs in all political coalitions ! 3rd Force is best. End APARTHEID, nepotism and corrupted plutocracy or keep killing the nation. No self serving and racist political coalitions filled with lapdogs who do not know what citizen equality is.
 
Why 0% Nepotism? Unless entire families run en bloc, most likely will be without relatives. Why 0% corruption? Because not been in government before, so never had a chance to write 750K funerals for self, or buy a Scorpene sub. Choose the best.
 
If both coalitions’ candidates BN and PR are nepotistic or corrupt or racist, term limitless, then run for candidacy yourself. I’m sure the constituents will donate a ringgit or 2 so that APARTHEID will end,so that they get an MP that will not be a threat to them. Pakatan should ideally not win EVERYTHING with BN holding 1/3 of Peninsular Malaysia seats and East Malaysia being entirely East Malaysian party controlled without any Pakatan presence.
 
SUPP of East Malaysia may have difficulty so long as it associates with BN. If it LEFT BN, it might have fought better against DAP. As long as it remains in BN, SUPP is a mere lapdog. SUPP is just kidding itself if it thinks the minorities will accept being 2nd class citizens. Even with young candidates, there is no difference. A young lapdog is still a lapdog. SUPP leave BN and run on the below 3 items or disappear by GE13 :
 
1) Freedom from Apartheid/Fascism
2) Freedom from Religious-Persecution/Religious-Supremacy.
3) Equality for all ethnicities and faiths in all aspects of policy, Law and Constitution.
 
I’d like to see SUPP sweep Sarawak and even Sabah rather than let DAP take over East Malaysia. But with the shadow of UMNO domination and 2nd class citizenship and tacit approval Bumiputra APARTHEID hanging above their heads by being a BN member, SUPP has no chance at all of gaining the minority vote. Leave BN SUPP, if you stay in BN SUPP will be finished and we citizens will have to find a non-BN altemative to dealing with DAP then. PKR/DAP(potential but quietly Christian fundos) as you know are inclined to write 750K/120K funerals for themselves and are VERY nepotistic, do not want to respect MP or Assemblyman term limits (meaning members in Pakatan will NEVER have the chance to be MPs or Assemblymen, no independent thought in Pakatan Rakyat, no better than Barisan) and aligned with foreign powers in the order of PAP-USA-Zion-Illuminati (which has the intention of wiping out Islam).
 
Pakatan Rakyat must not dominate either Peninsular Malaysia or East Malaysia, East Malaysia must be dominated by local East Malaysian parties that are not beholden to UMNO-BN and Bumi-APARTHEID. You’re an old man George Chan, think like one. Denounce APARTHEID and become as popular as DAP by doing the same thing. Challenging UMNO. No hard feelings UMNO, but if you guys endorse the above 3 items, you (at least the non-plutocrats or less obviously racist or those able to show repentence from racism) could still survive GE13 (with corruption issues certan to be unearthed even as dr.Evil is being outed by the likes of Ling Liong Sik, it’s not about that failed and highly unfair apartheid Bumi concept anymore, it’s about the 2/3rds of the world’s population and their aggrieved cousins living here in Malaysia seeking merely equality.
 
Pledge Form / Questionairre to identify who is votable : http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1914864390044&set=o.318515515322&type=1

N.J. Democrat resigns after nude photos circulated – by Ray Sanchez – 2nd August 2011

In Uncategorized on January 29, 2012 at 3:58 pm
(Reuters) After an online sexting scandal brought down Congressman Anthony Weiner, the last thing a politician would even consider is sending a nude self-portrait over the Internet. Apparently not. Cumberland County freeholder Louis Magazzu, 53, stepped down on Tuesday after nude photos he sent to a woman with whom he had a long online relationship were posted on the website of conservative blogger Carl Johnson, said Magazzu’s lawyer Rocco Cipparone.
 
** “Unfortunately, in my personal life, I did not always demonstrate the wisdom and balance that I expected from myself, and that the people of Cumberland County deserve and have every right to expect,” Magazzu said in a statement. **
 
Magazzu, a Democrat, hired Cipparone to pursue legal action against Johnson, a Republican. He said the images were meant to be seen only by the woman and he was set up. “A woman who I have never met personally, but have corresponded with on the Internet for several years, has recently shared some photographs which she requested and that were intended only for her eyes,” Magazzu said in the statement. “I did not know that she was working with an avowed political enemy to distribute these pictures … I have retained counsel to determine what laws may have been broken by the unauthorized distribution of those pictures. No government services or equipment were used by me when taking the pictures or transmitting them to the woman in question.”
 
The photos appear to show Magazzu standing naked in front of a mirror. Cipparone said Magazzu, who has been separated from his wife for about two years, sent the photos earlier this year. “This is not another Anthony Weiner case,” said Cipparone, calling the distribution of Magazzu’s nude images “an invasion of privacy both civilly and criminally.” New York Congressman Weiner resigned in June after a highly publicized scandal in which he was caught sending lewd photos of himself to women over the Internet.
 
 
 
 
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“Unfortunately, in my personal life, I did not always demonstrate the wisdom and balance that I expected from myself, and that the people of Cumberland County deserve and have every right to expect,” Magazzu said in a statement. Barring limitless terms, this was sabotage and the people of Cumberland County cannot expect ‘wisdom and ‘balance’ where subterfuge has caused this. This resignation is a NLP targetted at MP Batteyes’s and MP??’s actions to re-educate the people on the importance of policy over whether a person has been seen naked in media conscious or especially more so, unconsciously against their will. To normalize that bad policy is better than a naked politician, with such a statement, is unethical and dishonest, manipulative with the much ill in intents. Bad policy actually kills people, naked politicians do not.
 
Weiner probably had worse stuff that could have been exposed, incidental breach of privacy based naked photos should never cause the likes of veteran politicians such as Weiner to quit. In return Citizens must also be interested in better policy and not how clean the candidate’s reputation is or how invaded or secure the candidates personal lives are. With enough good candidates who intend to end taxes or abolish eminent domain for example, it will matter not how many naked photos are being circulated. Having a violent dictator or term limitless nepotist and oligarch could be lethal to the sme idiot citizen who voted wrongly!

Eton pupil killed by polar bear – by Tom Kelly, Michael Seamark and Tamara Cohen – 6th August 2011

In Uncategorized on January 29, 2012 at 3:50 pm
17-year-old boy on £4,000 adventure trip is mauled to death as he sleeps in Arctic tent 17-year-old victim had been camping on remote glacier in wildlife trip Days before attack, group was ‘delighted’ at seeing a polar bear Four other victims are in critical condition at nearby hospital Bear was ‘looking for food’ in town with history of attacks, say residents Group shot bear dead with rifle in desperate bid for survival An Eton schoolboy sleeping in a tent was mauled to death by a polar bear yesterday. Horatio Chapple, 17, was on a £4,000 adventure holiday on a remote glacier near the Arctic Circle. He suffered terrible injuries to the head and upper body in the early-morning attack. Four other members of the party were badly hurt as the animal rampaged around the campsite hunting for food. It was eventually shot dead. A trip-wire system which triggers a charge to scare away polar bears failed to activate, the father of one of the survivors said.
 
Terry Flinders, from Jersey, said the bear burst into the tent where his 16-year-old son Patrick lay, killing Horatio next to him. He said Patrick punched the polar bear on the nose in a desperate attempt to save his life. He escaped with head and arm injuries. Two trip leaders, Michael Reid and Andrew Ruck, who are in their late twenties and Scott Smith, 17, also suffered head injuries. They were undergoing surgery last night. As the party came under attack, they made a frantic call for help using a satellite phone and scrambled helicopters to the glacier, which has no road access during the summer. Svalbard’s vice-governor, Lars Erik Alfheim, said: ‘After we got the call we sent helicopters as fast as we could. When we got there we found serious injuries.’ The victims were part of a part of 80-strong group of mainly 16-to-23-year-olds on a five-week British Schools Exploring Society (BSES) trip. They were camping in the Norwegian Arctic archipelago of Svalbard. Battle with the bear: An aerial view of the camp shows the four tents with the dead polar bear in the middle of the site having been killed by the group during the struggle Horatio Chapple, from Salisbury, Wiltshire, who had just finished his penultimate year at Eton, had hoped to study medicine at university. His grandfather was the former head of the British Army. Field Marshal Sir John Lyon Chapple, GCB, CBE served as Chief of the General Staff from 1989 to 1992 and was Governor of Gibraltar from 1993 to 1995. He is the president of BSES and went on one of its expeditions in the 1950s. Horatio’s family were too upset to speak last night.
 
His economics teacher Geoff Riley posted on Twitter: ‘My thoughts and prayers are with the family & friends of Horatio Chapple (from Eton) who has died in the polar bear incident in North Norway.’ BSES chairman Edward Watson said Horatio was a ‘fine young man’ and added: ‘By all accounts he would have made an excellent doctor.’ Horatio had left base camp with a sub-group of 13 to camp on the Von Postbreen glacier which is heavily populated with polar bears and where there have been a number of previous attacks. Terry Flinders said he nearly fainted after learning about the attack on TV yesterday morning. ‘I phoned up the BSES and said, “Do you have any information?” The man said, “Yes we do, I’ll pass you on to the manager” – and I thought, “Oh, that’s not good”. ‘He says, “I’m sorry Mr Flinders I’ve got to tell you this”, and I said, “Look, just don’t tell me it’s him that’s dead”. ‘He went, “No, it’s not. Patrick’s in hospital in Norway with head injuries and arm injuries but it’s not life threatening”.’ Mr Flinders said his son was one of three boys in the tent. From accounts of survivors, he thought the bear had chosen Horatio simply because he was the nearest. ‘Patrick was the chubbiest one – he probably had more meat on him, bless him.
 
YOUNGSTERS’ CHANCE TO EXPLORE THE WILDERNESS
 
The British Schools Exploring Society has been taking young people to far-flung places for nearly 80 years. The Arctic exploration, costing up to £4,000 excluding flights, is a source of particular pride because the society was founded in 1932 by a survivor of Captain Scott’s ill-fated Antarctic expedition, George Murray Levick. He started the Public Schools Exploring Society (it was renamed in the 1940s to make it more inclusive) and led its first expedition to Finland. For young people aged 16-23, it is a chance to undertake environmental projects in the most remote wildernesses of the world including the Amazon rainforest, Peruvian Andes, Australian outback, Madagascar and Papua New Guinea. Its patrons include David Cameron, Sir David Attenborough, Professor David Bellamy, Joanna Lumley and Sir Richard Branson. The Arctic trip is physically very intensive, with the youngsters carrying up to 20 days worth of food with them, making fires, kayaking and mountaineering. The society’s stated aim is to increase awareness of the natural environment and ‘promote confidence, teamwork and the spirit of adventure’. Early expeditions collected valuable fieldwork data and brought back specimens for the Natural History Museum and the British Museum, and today’s trips still collaborate with research institutions. Prospective applicants are selected by interview and must raise their own money for the trip. On successfully completing an expedition they may join the society, whose members past and present include Tori James, the youngest British woman to climb Everest, author Roald Dahl, and Baron Lewin, Chief of Defence Staff during the Falklands War. ‘I think he was probably in the middle, because the bear grabbed hold of his head next, and then his arm, and I don’t know how Patrick got out to be honest. ‘The polar bear attacked him with his right paw across his face and his head and his arm.’ Mr Flinders told Jersey’s Channel Television: ‘One of the other chaps came out with a rifle and tried to kill the polar bear and didn’t do it. ‘And then the leader tried to kill the polar bear, but just before he killed him apparently, the bear mauled him and he’s really, really bad.’
 
GROUP WRITE BLOG ABOUT JOY OF SEEING BEARS FOR FIRST TIME
 
July 27 – After arriving in Longyearbyen to see our first midnight sun we were all so relived to see our tents set up and waiting. I think we must of all dreamt of polar bears because the next day was (spent) eagerly waiting for the ice flows to break up so we could move on to base camp. There was a polar bear sighting across the fjord about a mile away. Everyone was in good spirits because we encountered another polar bear floating on the ice, this time we were lucky enough to borrow a kind Norwegian guides telescope to see it properly. After that experience I can say for sure that everyone dreamt of polar bears that night. We understand the depression causing the Westerly wind may not move off until Sunday. In light of this we have planned to relocate to a more remote part of the Island. Kyle Gouveia, 17, who was on the expedition, said everyone was given shooting practice on the second day of the trip in case a polar bear attacked. They also took on ‘bear watches’ at their base camp in Svarlbard and practised using ‘bear flares’, he said. In a blog about the trip on the website posted on July 27, expedition member Marcus Wright described the group’s excitement at two previous polar bear sightings. He wrote: ‘I think we must of all dreamt of Polar bears because the next day was eagerly waiting for the ice floes to break up so we could move on to base camp. There was a P.bear sighting across the fjord about a mile away. ‘Everyone was in good spirits because we encountered another P.bear floating on the ice, this time we were lucky enough to borrow an kind Norwegian guide’s telescope to see it properly. ‘After that experience I can say for sure that everyone dreamt of P.bears that night.’ Another blog entry described the training, saying: ‘The teams learnt how to work their stoves, put up their tents and were even trained in polar bear defence which is a requirement if spending time in Svalbard (not that a BSES Expedition has needed it!)’
 
The archipelago – which has a population of around 2,400 and nearly 3,000 polar bears – attract tourists with its stunning views of ice-covered mountains, fjords and glaciers. Visitors are urged to carry high-powered rifles whenever venturing outside Svalbard’s capital Longyearbyen and polar bear safety brochure advices campers against setting up their tents in areas where bears roam. Polar bear researcher Magnus Andersen at the Norwegian Polar Institute said the number of people involved in the attack made it the most serious he has seen. The last time someone was killed by a polar bear at Svalbard was in 1995, when two people were killed in two different incidents, he said. Hopes: A small group of the teenagers pose at the airport before flying to Norway for the trip. It is not known if the dead 17-year-old is among these. One of the victims of the polar bear attack is carried from a helicopter in Longyearbyen yesterday Grim news: Chairman of BSES (British Schools Exploring Society) Edward Watson reads out a statement regarding the death of a British teenager who was killed by a polar bear in Norway Grim news: Chairman of BSES (British Schools Exploring Society) Edward Watson reads out a statement regarding the death of Horatio Chapple Remote: The polar bear attack happened on the Svalbard islands north of Norway
 
Polar bears are one of the few wild species which will actively hunt humans. At 10ft tall and half a ton in weight, they are the world’s biggest land predators and top the food chain in the Arctic. The fearsome creatures can smell prey 20 miles away, smash through yards of ice in minutes to reach seals and devour 100lb of meat at a time with their razor-sharp teeth. They have incredible vision, can run on the ice at 25mph and are also powerful swimmers capable of crossing 30 miles of water at a time, making them extremely difficult to escape. Although they feed chiefly on marine animals such as seals and young walruses, they are fearless and will stalk any animal when hungry, including humans. Trivia : Scandinavian Countries – LANDS OF ‘THE GOLDEN COMPASS’ Svalbard features in Philip Pullman’s novel The Golden Compass, the first book in the His Dark Materials trilogy. It tells the story of 12-year-old orphan Lyra, who journeys from Oxford to Svalbard – kingdom of armoured ice bears – to rescue her best friend from the forces of evil. Lyra’s world is set in a parallel universe where everyone is accompanied by their soul in animal form. And while on her travels, she befriends one of the armoured bears, Iorek, who has been exiled from the region.
 
The film version of the book was released in 2007. There have been several previous polar bear attacks on humans in Svalbard, the area where the British teenager was killed. Last summer a polar bear tore a Norwegian camper from his tent and dragged him 130ft across ice and rocks while he was on a kayak expedition in Svalbard. Sebastian Plur Nilssen, 22, suffered cuts to his chest, head and neck, but survived by grabbing a rifle and killing the bear with four shots. Locals said there have also been attacks on a man from Austria and a girl, who both died. Liv Rose Flygel, 55, an artist and airport worker from Svalbard, said: ‘It’s not the first time. The problem is when the ice goes the bears lose their way and cannot catch food. ‘People don’t really know how dangerous they are. One came down to the sea recently and people were running down to take pictures.’ In nearby Spitzbergen a young polar bear was killed after it attacked a camp where 17 tourists and scientists were staying in 1998. The campers had scared off the three-year-old male once but it reappeared the following day and charged at two men after they fired warning shots. Polar bears are well adapted for surviving their hostile, barren environment. Their double layer of fur and four-inch thick layer of fat means they can live in temperatures of minus 50c. During the warmer seasons, the bears mate and give birth as they wait for the ice to form, usually in October. An adult polar bear is one of few species that will actively hunt humans Scientists say there are 22,000 to 27,000 polar bears in the world, 60 per cent of them in Canada. They also live in Alaska, Russia, Greenland and Norway. The species – Ursus maritimus – is now considered ‘vulnerable’, as the total number of polar bears has fallen to 25,000. However, hunting restrictions have helped the population to stabilise. The animal is a formidable swimmer, and can swim up to 100 miles in one go through the icy waters of the Arctic. The world’s most famous polar bear was Knut, who was raised by keepers at the Berlin Zoo but died earlier this year.
 
 
 
 
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Just after Norway gives a slap in the face to possibly pro-Zion AUF political party via it’s own neo-Templar Norsemen Anders Behring Breivik. Neurotech controlled bears are Norway’s final message to England it is no longer part of the Zionist ‘vision’? Note the other article here :
 
Tourist dies in dog attack – by Tan Sin Chow and Ann Tan – 10th January 2011 (Star Paper) http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=318515515322&topic=16746&post=105687
 
 
;then consider against the timing of the attack and Poland’s history of bad relations with at least Zionism if not Jewish peoples in general, with the Polish death in Penang considered. If this is not a neurotech inspired underbelly of international espionage, readers are welcome to tell this espionage theorist what this ‘unfortunate series of events’ (think Lemony Snickett, yes Arnold Gay – did you know which filter they are using on you, and what NLP your name means ‘against’ the other well known Arnold???) means.
 
How about honesty to the citizens of this world, coming clean and dropping the LC-ness of ‘hive mind’ behaviour? As for polar bears being vulnerable? No excuses with the resources of an entire government behind the region – as protectors and administrators, not neglectful bypassers and self serving bureaucrats. Build a 20 acre (if 10 stories worth, then 200 acres in all) airconditioned multistorey icy ‘exhibit’ (with ice ponds and such) to house a breeding programme/conservatory for these bears. That way, a stable population of the creature could be maintained.
 
It is not unbelievable that this suggestion would be the only way polar bears survive as a species and who knows – even evolve as HUMANS did through it’s less developed marsupial to monkey to chimp to cromagnon to sapiens eras. Who knows Sheepmen, Pigmen and Cattlemen alien species haven’t yet found this planet and are angered at Monkeymen (Humans?) eating their brethren. Alas another case for vegetarianism. Develop those lab grown meat technologies without elements of technolgical/nano-biotoxin sabotage ! This last place to view polar bears and promote ‘Icy Norsmen/Norweigian Culture’, though, think a Norweigian franchise – ” Polar Bear Conservatories Inc. “, in collaboration with Noweigian Embassies Panda style in world Capitals for a start . . . next on Norway’s agenda, Whale breeding programmes (no allusions to Frank Hebert’s Dune’s whale-human composite looking Navigators). Who knows Cetacean alien species haven’t yet found this planet and are angered at Monkeymen (Humans?) eating their brethren. Alas another case for vegetarianism (again). Develop those lab grown meat technologies without elements of technolgical/nano-biotoxin sabotage !

Are we about to witness the end of Britain? By Dominic Sandbrook Last updated at 11:46 PM on 27th January 2012

In Uncategorized on January 29, 2012 at 3:39 pm

5.5 Articles On Extreme People – reposted by @AgreeToDisagree – 10th February 2012

In diversity, out of context, subtle insults, unique, weight on January 29, 2012 at 3:10 pm

ARTICLE 1

The race to lose ONE TON (don’t confuse with Wantan) : Morbidly obese at over 600lbs, four of the world’s heaviest people attempt to change their lives on shocking new show By Daisy Dumas Last updated at 12:06 AM on 28th January 2012

They are larger than life for all of the wrong reasons.

A new TLC show is set to introduce audiences to four morbidly obese individuals as they attempt to shed pounds and live a more normal lifestyle.

My 600 Pound Life, premiering on February 1, sees the group, each member of which weighs over 600 pounds, attempting to lose an astonishing one ton between them.

645 pounds and counting: Melissa features in the new TLC series, My 600 pound life. She aims to lose a third of her bodyweight to save her life

The story has taken an amazing seven years to document. In 2004, cameras started rolling to film the four overweight Americans as they each underwent a life-changing gastric bypass operation.

They were some of the heaviest patients ever operated on for the revolutionary surgery, with one woman, Melissa, weighing 645 pounds alone.

The chance of the grave procedure having a lasting successful outcome was just five per cent.

Uncomfortable truth: Melissa says that she could cope with being 337 pounds but when she hit 645 pounds, she knew she had to make a change

Not so happy couple? Melissa and three other individuals aim to lose an astonishing ONE TON between them on the four-part series which has been filmed over seven years

The four-part series shows the life-saving but traumatic experience of surgery, the highs and lows of dealing with addiction and dependence – and the transformation from being utterly dependent to gaining a modicum of normality and a sense of self worth.

At the outset, their extraordinary weight means the foursome have little or no independence, relying on care just to live from day to day.

Bypass for your life: All four of the show’s subjects have life changing gastric bypass surgery in 2004 – the four-part series charts their struggle to lead normal lives

Some are bed-bound, unable to move from their homes.

‘It’s awful to realise what I had done to myself,’ says one woman in a sneak peak of the forthcoming first episode, while a man is heard admitting: ‘I knew that I was gonna die.’

But lives are very much interlinked, with the transformations affecting not only the health and happiness of the individuals but those around them.

One husband and wife couple show the strain, with the newly less-weighty wife admitting that her husband is struggling to come to terms with his newly active wife.

Checked baggage: One woman describes her husband’s fear of her new-found independence. ‘He’s afraid I’m gonna leave him,’ she sobs on a preview clip

‘He’s afraid I’m gonna leave him,’ she sobs.

The clip shows a horrendous post-surgery wound – and many a tear as the changelings come to terms with what they had done to themselves.

Melissa said: ‘I could tell you this whole journey was easy, but that would be a lie. But it wouldn’t be a lie to tell you it was worth it.

Losing it: The show sees a morbidly obese man falling as he attempts to get off the sofa – landing and shouting for help from his companion

‘No-one can understand it’s like to go from where I was to where I am today.’

Embodying that dependence – and independence – the story is about a lot more than weight loss: Facing the horrendous truth and taking the hard journey from forced medical intervention to developing a sense of pride.

My 600 pound Life premieres on TLC on February 1 at 9pm.

Here’s what other readers have said. Why not add your thoughts, or debate this issue live on our message boards. The comments below have not been moderated.

– kirstie, Chatham, 28/1/2012 You’ve hit the nail on the head. These so called celebs and their agents think we believe any old claptrap they spout. Please for the love of god, WAKE UP PEOPLE, they only want the adulation and the money. They all have hidden shallows!

– Suzanne, Cumbria, 28/1/2012 16:45
Rating   1

Jenna, Michigan – you must have a serious problem with your perception of body size if you think this woman has ‘soft curves’, and is a UK size 16-18. I am a UK size 16 and although I could certainly do with losing some weight, I am half the size of this woman, or less! She must be a UK size 28-30 at the least. And to imagine she is healthy at this size is ludicrous – and I very much doubt if she’s happy, either.

– Lucy, Frimley, 28/1/2012 16:39
Rating   1

For once the DM’s favourite ‘killer curves’ would be apt.

– Belle de Jour, U.K., 28/1/2012 16:29
Rating   13

She looks quite slim by American standards!

– Anthony, No Longer in Sheffield, 28/1/2012 16:28
Rating   1

I can’t wait to see it, my Tivo is programmed and ready to roll!!!

– Ocean Blue, USA , Santa Barbara, 28/1/2012 16:28
Rating   1

‘A wild Snorlax appears!’

– Daniel, Here, 28/1/2012 16:17
Rating   5

@Reader, UK I doubt it. if they reach a size 18 they will. Anything smaller than that, and they will either be ‘shockingly thin’ or ‘worryingly skinny’. You can’t win with the DM.

– Evidently ‘Unhealthy’, Brum, 28/1/2012 16:08
Rating   8

– Irving, Home Counties, 28/01/2012 13:50. ***** TLC is a satellite channel used to be called The Leisure Channel know known as TLC it’s a free channel that comes with the package. Do now you know, feel better now? Sigh ….

– julie, Essex, 28/1/2012 16:06
Rating   8

These people will be ‘Scarily skinny’ or ‘borderline anorexic’ according to the media in 20 years time.

– Craig, Sheffield, 28/1/2012 16:03
Rating   8

I always wonder where people like this get the money to buy all that food that gets them to this size, that’s a lot of food and it’s not cheap.

– DC, The rest of the world, 28/1/2012 15:48

Be inspired or disgusted . . . the gelatinous Archivist known as Pearl played by Eric Edwards II in (Blade II 1998 by Stephen Norrington) . . .

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These people have decided to follow the crowd mainly out of necessity and not vie for the honour of ‘Man Mountain’ or ‘Woman Mountain’. But there always will be those who intend to be the biggest tallest and what not. Some can take the ‘work’ (like eating is work?!?) some cannot, and some have genetics that are not the best for these purposes. If these people feel they are not ‘maxable’ having had serious health complications to prove it, then it is no loss, as what is in the heart as important as what is in one’s genes, no point doing something one does not believe in.

Where’s that fattest (not necessarily heaviest, nor most personable but necessarily aesthetic – distinguish the nice and disgusting versions or get out of the casting profession, audiences are here to be entertained mainly) person in the world contest? None yet? Actual weight does not match actual size all the time, larger looking people that are lighter exist, and small people who have dense bones or muscle could also be quite heavy on the weighing machine, it’s like the difference between a balloon filled with air or a balloon filled with lead . . .

(Here’s a related idea for a theme restaurant . . .  at the head of the Fats Jr Jr Restaurant is one of the fattest persons  from the Mr and Miss Fat Universe eating and MC-ing, there are candles lit in that restaurant from HUMAN TALLOW fron overweight people who got lipo, the candles are categorized by age and genetic health . . . fill in the rest yourself . . . just don’t get too non-mainstream by getting into ‘Fleshcore’ or ‘Vore’ and Cannibalism, most of the public cannot take beyond fava beans, liver and chianti . . . )

Agents and film programmers, heres something again for the world to gawk at. It’s not a sideshow for them, but instant celebrity and probably life time endorsement contracts for so many foods or franchises (think hookers or poor students offering their best tattoo spots for advertising deals with brands like Cola or Fast-food or whatever Labels’) and what not that need the fattest . . . then the other extremes as well – death-camp-thin (death camp chic), giants, dwarves, muscular, one eyed, 3 breasted, whetever (memorable people make your product memorable) . . . have fun, make life that circus before the ‘regular’ non-distinct people die of boredom or old age, they will thank you physically and in spirit for making their lifespans that much longer because they were all hyped up rather than bored!

death camp chic     
-a fashion trend that has resulted from anorexia and malnourishment being depicted as, and associated with “beauty” by various celebrities and advertisements.
-the idea that intentionally starving oneself and looking like a death camp inmate is attractive and sexy.
-also a term used to describe any celebrity who looks as thought they just got released from Auschwitz.

Person A:
“Those Olsen twins look like they need to eat a fucking sandwich or something.”

Person B:
“They’re death camp chic.”

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Article 2

Man without face terrorizes others for decade – 05.07.2011

Man without face terrorizes others for decade. A man with no face has been terrorizing the citizens of Riga, the capital of Latvia, for more than ten years already. He is not a ghost, but a disabled individual, who had his face severely disfigured with burns. He usually creeps up on people from behind and scares them by looking at their faces. The man does it just for fun. Psychologists say that the man with no face and other individuals like him either take revenge on the society or simply try to stand out from the crowd.

In spite of the fact the “the man with no face” has been terrorizing people in the Latvian capital for as many as ten years, his story was made public just a short while ago.

A woman, named only as Gunta, was riding a bus when a stranger approached her from behind and touched her. The woman looked back and saw a man with horrifying burns on his face and neck. The man scared the woman incredibly, and she fell seriously ill.

Several days after the incident, the woman asked for medical help. Soon afterwards, she came across the man without face in municipal transport again. The woman saw him doing the same to a little boy.

It turned out later that the woman was not the first “victim” of the disabled man, who was entertaining himself by scaring the people around him. The woman realized that it was a very delicate subject, because the man was a very unhappy person. However, she believed that his appearance did not give him the right to hurt others.

Ivar Balodis, the head of the association of disabled individuals, said that he knew many other physically challenged individuals, who use their affliction malevolently. Balodis has known “the man with no face” for over a decade. However, the disabled man has never asked anyone to help him. According to Balodis, this way of public behavior is unacceptable even for those who suffer from serious deformities. Quite on the contrary, such people need psychological help from those who can help them live with their problems.

The story of a young American woman, an aurally impaired individual, is much more shocking. Bethany Storro, 28, attracted a lot of attention in 2010 by saying that she was maimed by a stranger, who splashed acid in her face. She was sitting in a cafe, when an unknown black woman ran up to her and splashed acid in her face. One may say that Bethany was lucky: the sunglasses that she was wearing saved her eyes.

However, it later became known that there were too many strange details in her story. Storro eventually confessed that she maimed herself, that no one attacked her. She said that she wanted to commit suicide, but then changed her mind. Storro has never explained why she made up the story with the acid assailant.

Katie Piper, a British woman, fell victim to a real acid attack. She was attacked by her boyfriend. The young man decided to disfigure the woman’s face after she had broken up with him. Piper’s story received an extensive coverage in the media. Katie received plastic surgery and became a local celebrity. She regularly appears in photo shoots for glossy magazines and says that she feels beautiful again.

Yuri Levchenko, a candidate of psychological sciences, believes that such people as Katie and the faceless man from Latvia have passed beyond a certain moment of desperation. They came to realize that they will never become better. They decided to live the way they are and they do not want to hide from others.

“People want to be distinctive. Some want to do with by having large breasts, others achieve something in life, some others try to stand out with the help of their deformities. Another motive of this behavior is revenge. The society has made me like this so I am going to get even with this society. This is what such people normally think. As for the people who like to watch the photos of injured or disfigured people they usually do it to realize that they are so much better,” the psychologist said.

Ksenia Obraztsova

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There is a place for this man and it could be that he has a new role somehow in the larger scheme of things. Many people seek to be frightened out of their ‘funk’ or just to experience fear. they will appreciate his attempt to frighten them. Offer him some kind of job at a fear institute or some such place. But NEVER put him there to be changed to something else. If there is change to be made, it must come from within him and muct never be a form of intervention that could well destroy him. Who knows after decades of frightening people he could decide to get plastic surgery, even marry and retire quite happy.

” The man scared the woman incredibly, and she fell seriously ill. ” Soul loss. The wounds needed the fear to heal somehow. So when he has had enough fear, the energic wounds would have healed and he could decide to heal the physical facade. In this case, it is through causing of fear that he heals himself.

ARTICLE 3

Britain’s fattest woman weighs 40STONE and is so big she hasn’t been outside in FOUR years

    Brenda Flanagan-Davies eats more than 6,000 calories per DAY – including nine chocolate bars and three litres of fizzy drinks
    She can’t walk 20ft to shower without getting out of breath
    Former shop assistant has spent most of her adult life on benefits
    Married Brenda once tipped the scales at 45st

She was forced to marry husband Ron, 65, in her house because she is too fat to leave – by Rob Cooper – Last updated at 7:57 AM on 16th February 2012

Meet Britain’s new fattest woman – who weighs 40 stone and is so big that she has not left her house in four years.

Brenda Flanagan-Davies, 43, has never once sat in her taxpayer-funded living room because it takes too much effort for her to walk there from bed.

Once as heavy as 45 stone, Brenda is now the heaviest women in the UK following the death of 45-stone Sharon Mevsimler in 2010.

Big Brenda: She tips the scales at 40st and has not left her house for four years. But Brenda is addicted to food and eats more than 6,000 calories of food each day

The former shop assistant, from Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, eats more than 6,000 calories per day – including nine chocolate bars and three litres of fizzy drinks.

The recommended daily calorie intake for women is 2,000.

Brenda is virtually bed-bound by her extreme girth and is so addicted to food she even has a fridge next to her reinforced bed crammed full of chocolates and soda.

Now after years of being confined to her tiny bungalow, Brenda is begging for help after doctors warned her ‘lose weight or die.’

She said: ‘I spend my life in bed – that’s not a life. I have tried countless diets but I can’t stop eating. I can’t walk 20 feet to my shower without getting out of breath.

‘I hate this life. I want to have children while I still can, but I’m not healthy enough to get pregnant.

‘Doctors have warned me my weight could eventually kill me – I’m putting so much stress on my organs. But food is an addiction I can’t fight. I need help.’

Reinforced bed: Brenda spends her life in her bedroom – with a fridge full of snacks at her side. She spends a lot of time watching the television and has never even been in the living room

Breakfast: Brenda eats a yoghurt with two slices of toast with cheese and pickle

Snack: Three bottles of Coke and three chocolate bars – Wispas are her favourite

Lunch:  An entire large pizza with chips, then banoffee pie for dessert.

Snack: Three further chocolate bars and chips with cheese as a snack. Three bottles of Irn Bru

Dinner: Either a large portion of sausage, egg and chips or a Chinese takeaway.

Evening treat: Another three chocolate bars before bed.

Unlike Sharon, who had a gastric band fitted at her heaviest in 2009, Brenda has been told her heart is under so much strain from the fat she wouldn’t survive invasive surgery.

Sadly, mother-of-four Sharon, from Chelmsford, Essex, died of a heart attack just 13 months after her surgery.

Brenda, who is married, said: ‘I don’t want to end up like Sharon. I’ve been as heavy as 45 stone – the same as her. I feel ashamed of myself that I’m even in this position.’

Brenda, who has spent most of her adult life on benefits, is terrified of leaving the house in case she falls over and can’t get up.

In fact she has not left the house since a doctors appointment four years ago.

She said: ‘I struggled to get in and out of the car to get to the doctors and when I was there I was terrified of sitting down in case I broke a chair. I had to stand up and it was totally humiliating with everyone staring.

‘After years of being called “monster” and “lardy” in the street, I’d had enough of it.

‘People looked at me like I was a freak. They didn’t see a person, they saw a massive blob they didn’t think had any feelings.

‘Sometimes wanted to scream, and tell them I’m still a person. Everyone has their issues, but my addiction is more obvious because of my size.

‘Brenda’s days are filled with surfing the internet, watching her favourite shows and, of course, eating.

Amazingly, Brenda insists that is healthier than what she used to eat before – causing her to be her heaviest weight of 45 stone in 2006.

She said: ‘I used to eat a couple of bacon rolls plus a full English for breakfast, and I’ve cut back on takeaways.

‘To me, food is like a drug. I am constantly craving chocolate and sweets.

‘I get tired easily, so every day I drink a litre and a half of diet Coke and the same in diet Irn Bru. I pick diet to save on a few calories.’
Huge meals: Brenda’s daily menu includes a large pizza, chips, six bottles of fizzy drink and up to nine bars of chocolate

Huge meals: Brenda’s daily menu includes a large pizza, chips, six bottles of fizzy drink and up to nine bars of chocolate

Just moving 20 feet from her reinforced bariatric bed to the bathroom or her giant ‘wet room’ shower leaves Brenda gasping for breath. Sitting up straight for too long causes her severe pain.

It’s the sad reality for a woman who has been overweight her entire life, falling into a cycle of binge eating when she was a young girl.

Growing up with two average-sized parents and two slim brothers and a sister, Brenda always felt like the black sheep.

By the time she was eight Brenda weighed seven stone – the average for a 13-year-old.

She said: ‘When I was little my mum fed us normal dinners, chicken and spuds with cake after. But I would always go for seconds if I could.

‘No one else in the family seemed to gain weight. When I was eight my mum took me to see a specialist. Nothing came of it.

‘I started comfort eating as a young girl – the little pocket money I got I spent on bags of sweets. I didn’t like sport and didn’t do anything active.’

Although Brenda’s worried family continued to nag her about watching her weight, she took no notice.

She said: ‘My older brother offered to buy me a leather jacket if I lost weight, but I would just laugh it off and say ‘I will never be a size 10 – I’m a big girl.”

By the time she was 18, Brenda tipped the scales at 20 stone and was a size 18. She said: ‘I used to be in denial about my size. I am without a doubt an emotional eater.

‘I would eat whenever I was sad, happy, lonely or depressed. And the heavier I got, the sadder I got, so I just continued to eat more.’

In 1989, aged 18, Brenda got her first job as a shop assistant at a Topman in the Gateshead Metrocentre.

She said: ‘I quit after a year of working full time because I found it so tiring being on my feet all day. It was torture being surrounded by skinny, pretty girls out shopping with their boyfriends.
Obese: In six years Brenda’s weight has ballooned by 11 stone and she has never even been into her own living room because she is too big

Small meal: Brenda was overweight as a child and saw her size balloon in her 20s as she turned to comfort eating

‘I wish I could have worked more of the years, but I just wasn’t up to it physically or mentally.’

In her 20s, Brenda moved into bedsits, shutting herself off from the world.

She said: ‘I didn’t have any money and few friends. I didn’t see my family much. I couldn’t see any way through my problems and used food as comfort. I was about 28 stone by the time I was 25.’

Brenda didn’t work again until 2000, when she was hired at her local Wok And Roll takeaway shop.

But she quit after just four months because she didn’t like it.

At one point doctors prescribed Brenda course of weight-loss drugs which initially seemed to help.

Brenda said: ‘I lost four stone quite quickly but when the course finished I put twice that on again.

‘I have tried Weight Watchers and Slimming World but I can never stick to a strict diet.

‘I take so much pleasure in chocolate that when I can’t eat it I feel like I am being punished.’

Ashamed of her body, Brenda only started dating in her 30s.

She said: ‘It was sporadic, but I had boyfriends. No matter what they said, I always felt I wasn’t their dream woman.

‘Once I went up to meet a boyfriend’s parents. They were really nice but outside his house someone called me a fat cow. It destroyed my confidence and all I could think about was going home and hiding.’

Then six years ago, at a community centre day out, that Brenda met her husband, retired labourer Ronnie Davies, 65.

The two hit it off and Ronnie, who is still living down the street from Brenda, proposed in 2010.

40 stone: During one trip out with her husband Ronnie, Brenda’s weight broke the suspension on the vehicle

She said: ‘I loved his sweet nature and personality and he liked me for my cheeky sense of humour. He was able to see past my weight.’

The pair wed in January 2010, but by then Brenda was housebound. They had a registrar from Gateshead Civic Centre come into her home to perform the ceremony, followed by a buffet and drinks.

Of the ten guests at the wedding many were former carers.

Brenda, a size 9XL, wore black trousers and smock because that was the nicest outfit she had that fit.

She said: ‘Like all women, I used to dream of a white wedding in a church. I can at least say I have found the man of my dreams.’

These days Ronnie is responsible for caring for Brenda, along with a team of hired carers.

The carers cook her normal-sized meals, but Brenda dips into the chocolate as soon as they leave.

Devoted Ronnie washes up to four loads of laundry per day as her bed sheets and clothes quickly become drenched in sweat.
‘Ronnie used to take me out in his car, a Ford Mondeo, but eventually he wasn’t able to turn the steering wheel or change gear because my flab was in the way. And the front suspension went, which we both knew was because of me. Ronnie is very sweet and loves me for who I am, but he is honest.’

Each day she is helped into her wet room where a carer helps her to shower and clean her excess skin.

Later Brenda receives a ‘deep crease clean’ on her bed to tackle the sores which develop from being in bed so much.

Brenda buys her clothes from specialist online shops which cater for the morbidly obese, using her money from incapacity benefit and disabled living allowance.

Ronnie, who draws a state pension, also receives incapacity benefit for a leg injury he sustained in 1997 as well as a carer allowance.

He is planning to move in with Brenda later this year when she is settled in her new home.

She said: ‘It’s tricky, but Ronnie and I do have a sex life. Hopefully we’ll eventually have a bed big enough for both of us.

‘Ronnie used to take me out in his car, a Ford Mondeo, but eventually he wasn’t able to turn the steering wheel or change gear because my flab was in the way.

‘And the front suspension went, which we both knew was because of me. Ronnie is very sweet and loves me for who I am, but he is honest.

‘Once we were sat in Ronnie’s car outside Tesco and a couple were stood staring at me.

‘Ronnie made a joke that they were looking at him because he was smoking – but then he told me the truth, they were looking at my flab.’

Still, Brenda remains hopeful that eventually she will get help in time to become a mum.

She said: ‘My ideal weight would be 20 stone, then I could get a gastric operation to help me lose some more.

‘I know my weight is stopping me from getting pregnant. If I had a child, I’d make sure they stayed fit and healthy.

‘I want to help my self but I don’t know where to start.’

Last year Brenda was moved out of her bottom-floor flat into a council-owned bungalow which has been equipped with a bariatric bathroom and reinforced bed.

It took a team of five people to get her into a specially reinforced ambulance and transport her to her new home.

The footage was filmed for new Channel 5 programme Big Body Squad, which kicks off on February 22 at 8pm.

The programme follows teams of paramedics, firemen, carers and other specialists as they cope with the task of transporting and treating the extremely obese.

Brenda said: ‘I was so terrified of leaving the house and I still can’t believe they got me out.

‘Now I’m happy with my new house and my husband, but I’m still screaming inside about my situation.

‘I put on a brave face to the rest of the world but this can’t go on.’

Big Body Squad is on Channel 5 at 8pm starting on Wednesday, February 22.

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Really sad. She’s a tax payer too. You starting a campaign of hate towards fat people as well as disabled people DM? – stellio69, angus, 16/02/2012 08:08 ============================ Stellio69 how can she be a tax payer when she has been claiming benefits for years??

– female, uk, 16/2/2012 09:05
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I hope she finds Overeaters Anonymous (check online). Like Alcoholics Anonymous it is highly effective in helping people beat their addiction, when everything else has failed.

– LondonKen, London, 16/2/2012 09:05
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ahhhh, look how proud she is of her pizzas and bottles of coke!!! If i was the benefits officer I’d be grinning like that too as I took away her benefits, as it is clearly self-inflicted!! People who suffer disabilities through no fault of their own should get benefits, not selfish people like this!

– John H, Bolton, 16/2/2012 09:04
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Really sad. She’s a tax payer too. You starting a campaign of hate towards fat people as well as disabled people DM? – stellio69, angus, 16/02/2012 08:08 How is she a taxpayer? She doesn’t make any contribution to the cost of her life .

– oliviasmummy, London, 16/2/2012 09:01
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Another reason to overhaul the shocking benefits system in this country.

– misty1112, yorkshire, 16/2/2012 09:00
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Sorry and no doubt I will get red arrowed but these people disgust me. They have no respect for themselves or for anybody else. You don’t wake up one morning and find you have ballooned to 40 stone it’s done by relentlessly over eating and under exercising. Truely “caring” would be to cut her calorie intake and make her exercise – even moderate walks would make a difference at her size.

– PROUD to be ENGLISH, Worcester, 16/2/2012 08:59
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This self-abuse disgusts me…particularly as my taxes appear to fund it. No sympathy, sorry.

– S Smith, Southampton, 16/2/2012 08:59
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How can she afford to eat so much – ‘we’ obviously pay for her to do so…. IT INFURIATES ME! I work full time (in a job i hate – but cannot afford to leave) and pay all my bills myself – no hand outs – and i can’t eat very well myself… i have a little dog to think of and have at times gone without so he could eat – can’t explain to a dog that he can’t have any dinner!?! That’s my choice, BUT, this is ridiculous – who is buying the food for her??? Stop shopping for her and only buy decent food – when she’s eaten it all – tough… let her starve!!!!!!!!

– mags, Watford, Herts, 16/2/2012 08:56
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Look at those bottles, the Coke is all diet coke!

– Liz Ward, Huddersfield UK, 16/2/2012 08:56
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I have always noticed a lot of very large people drink diet drinks? That fridge is full of diet coke….confused!!

– DebbieHarryxxx, Manchester, 16/2/2012 08:56

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This sort of ‘corpulent’ form while quite diversity promoting, this should only be undertaken by self funded people, effectively limiting the participation in the ‘fatness sub-culture’ to the wealthier set. It’s not very good to have people of the mid or lower wealth set who need to be funded by government burdening the taxpayers.

Being not ‘Sumo-fit’ kind of fat, this isn’t something very good to propagate overall, though the ‘rebel factor’ is definitely there. Perhaps since English society is so Orwellian, this unhealthy ‘form’ is that much more acceptable, but once society has been ‘harmonized’ from Orwellianism towards the sense of freedom of law and social freedoms being assured, this fatness would be quite negative to emulate.

While people like Brenda are still relevant due to the generally poor social freedoms of England, an entire paradigm sift in social freedonms is needed. Perhaps an equally fat but healthy ‘sumo-culture’ targeting the upper crust types aiming for a ‘defined’ ‘diversity edifying’ look could be promoted as the standard? This IS a sign of luxury and wealth of a nation but should be increasingly confined to self funded individuals as the social freedoms situation in England improves.

Leviathan like!

Mini-ARTICLE 3.5

Fat chicks don’t wear Chanel – by Jan Moir – Last updated at 1:27 AM on 10th February 2012 OK. Adele is a little large — but so what? She is a gorgeous, big velvety rose of a girl; beautiful in spirit, in person and in voice. Why does everyone get so hysterical over what freakish geriatric Karl Lagerfeld says?

As if Adele herself would be bothered.

Gorgeous, big velvety rose of a girl: Adele

Best of all were those semi-hysterical responses from ‘fatist’ support groups such as Fat Chicks Unite — or whatever they call themselves —who are going to boycott Chanel. Listen, honeys, as a fat chick myself, I want to tell you something. Chanel doesn’t make stuff in our sizes anyway. And their pumps are over-priced! Karl won’t be crying into his earth coffin if we ten-tonners don’t shop there.

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Karl sure as hell did not call Jan anything, so Jan DON’T call Karl a ‘freakish geriatric crying into his earth coffin’. Easy on the comebacks. Just dissociate with those who seek purity in their meme, or preferred associates. Don’t lob stones from afar or gatecrash. Who invited anyone of the peasant mob mentality type to attack Karl on Adele’s behalf? It’s for Adele alone to address or argue or retaliate if she wishes. Adele is able and no victim, maybe she wishes to ignore Karl?

So Karl’s made clear his ‘type’ preference. Then what? For example, I don’t know you, how’d you like it if someone you didn’t know attacked you for attacking Karl? See how unfair this is? Don’t be a peasant. Let them fight – it’s between the 2 and dooubtless one will back off, typically the weaker one as per the rules of combat. If you involve yourself, you’re just a follower or a busy body with too much time or insanity brewing inside. Adele has honestly not asked her friends or family to attack Karl, so Adele is playing by the rules. One on one, loser forfeits. Don’t call in your redneck freaks when you can’t handle taking on a giant. Adele did not and deserves respect.

Adele’s weight is quite typical for a woman of that age actually . . . though definitely needs to lose weight to be considered for modelling the type of clothes Karl hawks . . .

VOTE : Do you think Karl Lagerfeld was entitled to comment on Adele’s weight?

1[ ] Yes – he’s entitled to his opinion
2[ ] No – it was hurtful and unnecessary

[ ] Both (negative) – Karl’s entitled to his opinion ALTHOUGH it was hurtful and unnecessary
[ ] Both (positive) – Karl’s entitled to his opinion DESPITE THE FACT it was hurtful and unnecessary
[ ] None of the above – (please type in your opinion) ___________________________________________________________________________
[ ] Question is irrelevant – (please type in how the question should be phrased) _______________________________________________________

[ ] I don’t know
[ ] No opinion

***Commentary on the ‘poll’ system :

The original poll only had the Hegelian Dialectic choices Yes / No only, in these sorts of online polls teach ‘Sheeple-ism’. There is no critical discourse in 2 choices without a non of the above at least or in the worse options cases (No Opinion or I don’t Know – a display of the evil intent of media)

Ahem, 10 tonners? Try 1 tonne. Hardly anyone even reaches the 1 tonne mark. Any bored 7-8 ft tall people who can afford to spend time on this sort of challenge want to give the record a try?

Wanton or Yuntun or Wonton - 云吞 (yúntūn - pinyin)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2070793/Jersey-Shore-season-5-trailer-Snooki-gang-return-Seaside-sneak-peek.html

ARTICLE 4

Britain’s fattest woman weighs 40STONE and is so big she hasn’t been outside in FOUR years

Brenda Flanagan-Davies eats more than 6,000 calories per DAY – including nine chocolate bars and three litres of fizzy drinks
She can’t walk 20ft to shower without getting out of breath
Former shop assistant has spent most of her adult life on benefits
Married Brenda once tipped the scales at 45st

She was forced to marry husband Ron, 65, in her house because she is too fat to leave – by Rob Cooper – Last updated at 7:57 AM on 16th February 2012

Meet Britain’s new fattest woman – who weighs 40 stone and is so big that she has not left her house in four years.

Brenda Flanagan-Davies, 43, has never once sat in her taxpayer-funded living room because it takes too much effort for her to walk there from bed.

Once as heavy as 45 stone, Brenda is now the heaviest women in the UK following the death of 45-stone Sharon Mevsimler in 2010.

Big Brenda: She tips the scales at 40st and has not left her house for four years. But Brenda is addicted to food and eats more than 6,000 calories of food each day

The former shop assistant, from Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, eats more than 6,000 calories per day – including nine chocolate bars and three litres of fizzy drinks.

The recommended daily calorie intake for women is 2,000.

Brenda is virtually bed-bound by her extreme girth and is so addicted to food she even has a fridge next to her reinforced bed crammed full of chocolates and soda.

Now after years of being confined to her tiny bungalow, Brenda is begging for help after doctors warned her ‘lose weight or die.’

She said: ‘I spend my life in bed – that’s not a life. I have tried countless diets but I can’t stop eating. I can’t walk 20 feet to my shower without getting out of breath.

‘I hate this life. I want to have children while I still can, but I’m not healthy enough to get pregnant.

‘Doctors have warned me my weight could eventually kill me – I’m putting so much stress on my organs. But food is an addiction I can’t fight. I need help.’
Reinforced bed: Brenda spends her life in her bedroom – with a fridge full of snacks at her side. She spends a lot of time watching the television and has never even been in the living room

CHOCOLATES, CHIPS, A LARGE PIZZA, FIZZY DRINKS AND A TAKEAWAY: WHAT BRENDA EATS

Breakfast: Brenda eats a yoghurt with two slices of toast with cheese and pickle

Snack: Three bottles of Coke and three chocolate bars – Wispas are her favourite

Lunch:  An entire large pizza with chips, then banoffee pie for dessert.

Snack: Three further chocolate bars and chips with cheese as a snack. Three bottles of Irn Bru

Dinner: Either a large portion of sausage, egg and chips or a Chinese takeaway.

Evening treat: Another three chocolate bars before bed.

Unlike Sharon, who had a gastric band fitted at her heaviest in 2009, Brenda has been told her heart is under so much strain from the fat she wouldn’t survive

invasive surgery.

Sadly, mother-of-four Sharon, from Chelmsford, Essex, died of a heart attack just 13 months after her surgery.

Brenda, who is married, said: ‘I don’t want to end up like Sharon. I’ve been as heavy as 45 stone – the same as her. I feel ashamed of myself that I’m even in this position.’

Brenda, who has spent most of her adult life on benefits, is terrified of leaving the house in case she falls over and can’t get up.

In fact she has not left the house since a doctors appointment four years ago.

She said: ‘I struggled to get in and out of the car to get to the doctors and when I was there I was terrified of sitting down in case I broke a chair. I had to stand up and it was totally humiliating with everyone staring.

‘After years of being called “monster” and “lardy” in the street, I’d had enough of it.

‘People looked at me like I was a freak. They didn’t see a person, they saw a massive blob they didn’t think had any feelings.

‘Sometimes wanted to scream, and tell them I’m still a person. Everyone has their issues, but my addiction is more obvious because of my size.

‘Brenda’s days are filled with surfing the internet, watching her favourite shows and, of course, eating.

Amazingly, Brenda insists that is healthier than what she used to eat before – causing her to be her heaviest weight of 45 stone in 2006.

She said: ‘I used to eat a couple of bacon rolls plus a full English for breakfast, and I’ve cut back on takeaways.

‘To me, food is like a drug. I am constantly craving chocolate and sweets.

‘I get tired easily, so every day I drink a litre and a half of diet Coke and the same in diet Irn Bru. I pick diet to save on a few calories.’

Huge meals: Brenda’s daily menu includes a large pizza, chips, six bottles of fizzy drink and up to nine bars of chocolate

Just moving 20 feet from her reinforced bariatric bed to the bathroom or her giant ‘wet room’ shower leaves Brenda gasping for breath. Sitting up straight for too

long causes her severe pain.

It’s the sad reality for a woman who has been overweight her entire life, falling into a cycle of binge eating when she was a young girl.

Growing up with two average-sized parents and two slim brothers and a sister, Brenda always felt like the black sheep.

By the time she was eight Brenda weighed seven stone – the average for a 13-year-old.

She said: ‘When I was little my mum fed us normal dinners, chicken and spuds with cake after. But I would always go for seconds if I could.

‘No one else in the family seemed to gain weight. When I was eight my mum took me to see a specialist. Nothing came of it.

‘I started comfort eating as a young girl – the little pocket money I got I spent on bags of sweets. I didn’t like sport and didn’t do anything active.’

Although Brenda’s worried family continued to nag her about watching her weight, she took no notice.

She said: ‘My older brother offered to buy me a leather jacket if I lost weight, but I would just laugh it off and say ‘I will never be a size 10 – I’m a big girl.”

By the time she was 18, Brenda tipped the scales at 20 stone and was a size 18. She said: ‘I used to be in denial about my size. I am without a doubt an emotional

eater.

‘I would eat whenever I was sad, happy, lonely or depressed. And the heavier I got, the sadder I got, so I just continued to eat more.’

In 1989, aged 18, Brenda got her first job as a shop assistant at a Topman in the Gateshead Metrocentre.

She said: ‘I quit after a year of working full time because I found it so tiring being on my feet all day. It was torture being surrounded by skinny, pretty girls out shopping with their boyfriends.

Obese: In six years Brenda’s weight has ballooned by 11 stone and she has never even been into her own living room because she is too big
Small meal: Brenda was overweight as a child and saw her size balloon in her 20s as she turned to comfort eating

‘I wish I could have worked more of the years, but I just wasn’t up to it physically or mentally.’

In her 20s, Brenda moved into bedsits, shutting herself off from the world.

She said: ‘I didn’t have any money and few friends. I didn’t see my family much. I couldn’t see any way through my problems and used food as comfort. I was about 28

stone by the time I was 25.’

Brenda didn’t work again until 2000, when she was hired at her local Wok And Roll takeaway shop.

But she quit after just four months because she didn’t like it.

At one point doctors prescribed Brenda course of weight-loss drugs which initially seemed to help.

Brenda said: ‘I lost four stone quite quickly but when the course finished I put twice that on again.

‘I have tried Weight Watchers and Slimming World but I can never stick to a strict diet.

‘I take so much pleasure in chocolate that when I can’t eat it I feel like I am being punished.’

Ashamed of her body, Brenda only started dating in her 30s.

She said: ‘It was sporadic, but I had boyfriends. No matter what they said, I always felt I wasn’t their dream woman.

‘Once I went up to meet a boyfriend’s parents. They were really nice but outside his house someone called me a fat cow. It destroyed my confidence and all I could

think about was going home and hiding.’

Then six years ago, at a community centre day out, that Brenda met her husband, retired labourer Ronnie Davies, 65.

The two hit it off and Ronnie, who is still living down the street from Brenda, proposed in 2010.

40 stone: During one trip out with her husband Ronnie, Brenda’s weight broke the suspension on the vehicle

She said: ‘I loved his sweet nature and personality and he liked me for my cheeky sense of humour. He was able to see past my weight.’

The pair wed in January 2010, but by then Brenda was housebound. They had a registrar from Gateshead Civic Centre come into her home to perform the ceremony,

followed by a buffet and drinks.

Of the ten guests at the wedding many were former carers.

Brenda, a size 9XL, wore black trousers and smock because that was the nicest outfit she had that fit.

She said: ‘Like all women, I used to dream of a white wedding in a church. I can at least say I have found the man of my dreams.’

These days Ronnie is responsible for caring for Brenda, along with a team of hired carers.

The carers cook her normal-sized meals, but Brenda dips into the chocolate as soon as they leave.

Devoted Ronnie washes up to four loads of laundry per day as her bed sheets and clothes quickly become drenched in sweat.
‘Ronnie used to take me out in his car, a Ford Mondeo, but eventually he wasn’t able to turn the steering wheel or change gear because my flab was in the way. And

the front suspension went, which we both knew was because of me. Ronnie is very sweet and loves me for who I am, but he is honest.’

Each day she is helped into her wet room where a carer helps her to shower and clean her excess skin.

Later Brenda receives a ‘deep crease clean’ on her bed to tackle the sores which develop from being in bed so much.

Brenda buys her clothes from specialist online shops which cater for the morbidly obese, using her money from incapacity benefit and disabled living allowance.

Ronnie, who draws a state pension, also receives incapacity benefit for a leg injury he sustained in 1997 as well as a carer allowance.

He is planning to move in with Brenda later this year when she is settled in her new home.

She said: ‘It’s tricky, but Ronnie and I do have a sex life. Hopefully we’ll eventually have a bed big enough for both of us.

‘Ronnie used to take me out in his car, a Ford Mondeo, but eventually he wasn’t able to turn the steering wheel or change gear because my flab was in the way.

‘And the front suspension went, which we both knew was because of me. Ronnie is very sweet and loves me for who I am, but he is honest.

‘Once we were sat in Ronnie’s car outside Tesco and a couple were stood staring at me.

‘Ronnie made a joke that they were looking at him because he was smoking – but then he told me the truth, they were looking at my flab.’

Still, Brenda remains hopeful that eventually she will get help in time to become a mum.

She said: ‘My ideal weight would be 20 stone, then I could get a gastric operation to help me lose some more.

‘I know my weight is stopping me from getting pregnant. If I had a child, I’d make sure they stayed fit and healthy.

‘I want to help my self but I don’t know where to start.’

Last year Brenda was moved out of her bottom-floor flat into a council-owned bungalow which has been equipped with a bariatric bathroom and reinforced bed.

It took a team of five people to get her into a specially reinforced ambulance and transport her to her new home.

The footage was filmed for new Channel 5 programme Big Body Squad, which kicks off on February 22 at 8pm.

The programme follows teams of paramedics, firemen, carers and other specialists as they cope with the task of transporting and treating the extremely obese.

Brenda said: ‘I was so terrified of leaving the house and I still can’t believe they got me out.

‘Now I’m happy with my new house and my husband, but I’m still screaming inside about my situation.

‘I put on a brave face to the rest of the world but this can’t go on.’

Big Body Squad is on Channel 5 at 8pm starting on Wednesday, February 22.

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Really sad. She’s a tax payer too. You starting a campaign of hate towards fat people as well as disabled people DM? – stellio69, angus, 16/02/2012 08:08

============================ Stellio69 how can she be a tax payer when she has been claiming benefits for years??

– female, uk, 16/2/2012 09:05
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I hope she finds Overeaters Anonymous (check online). Like Alcoholics Anonymous it is highly effective in helping people beat their addiction, when everything else

has failed.

– LondonKen, London, 16/2/2012 09:05
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ahhhh, look how proud she is of her pizzas and bottles of coke!!! If i was the benefits officer I’d be grinning like that too as I took away her benefits, as it is

clearly self-inflicted!! People who suffer disabilities through no fault of their own should get benefits, not selfish people like this!

– John H, Bolton, 16/2/2012 09:04
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Really sad. She’s a tax payer too. You starting a campaign of hate towards fat people as well as disabled people DM? – stellio69, angus, 16/02/2012 08:08 How is she

a taxpayer? She doesn’t make any contribution to the cost of her life .

– oliviasmummy, London, 16/2/2012 09:01
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Another reason to overhaul the shocking benefits system in this country.

– misty1112, yorkshire, 16/2/2012 09:00
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Sorry and no doubt I will get red arrowed but these people disgust me. They have no respect for themselves or for anybody else. You don’t wake up one morning and

find you have ballooned to 40 stone it’s done by relentlessly over eating and under exercising. Truely “caring” would be to cut her calorie intake and make her

exercise – even moderate walks would make a difference at her size.

– PROUD to be ENGLISH, Worcester, 16/2/2012 08:59
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This self-abuse disgusts me…particularly as my taxes appear to fund it. No sympathy, sorry.

– S Smith, Southampton, 16/2/2012 08:59
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How can she afford to eat so much – ‘we’ obviously pay for her to do so…. IT INFURIATES ME! I work full time (in a job i hate – but cannot afford to leave) and pay

all my bills myself – no hand outs – and i can’t eat very well myself… i have a little dog to think of and have at times gone without so he could eat – can’t

explain to a dog that he can’t have any dinner!?! That’s my choice, BUT, this is ridiculous – who is buying the food for her??? Stop shopping for her and only buy

decent food – when she’s eaten it all – tough… let her starve!!!!!!!!

– mags, Watford, Herts, 16/2/2012 08:56
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Look at those bottles, the Coke is all diet coke!

– Liz Ward, Huddersfield UK, 16/2/2012 08:56
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I have always noticed a lot of very large people drink diet drinks? That fridge is full of diet coke….confused!!

– DebbieHarryxxx, Manchester, 16/2/2012 08:56

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This sort of form while quite diversity promoting, this should only be undertaken by self funded people, effectively limiting the participation in the ‘fatness sub-culture’ to the wealthier set. It’s not very good to have people of the mid or lower wealth set who need to be funded by government burdening the taxpayers.

Being not ‘Sumo-fit’ kind of fat, this isn’t something very good to propagate overall, though the ‘rebel factor’ is definitely there. Perhaps since English society is so Orwellian, the unhealthy ‘form’ is that much more acceptable, but if society has been ‘harmonized’ in the sense of freedom of law and social freedoms being assured, this would be quite negative to emulate.

While people like Brenda are still relevant due to the generally poor social freedoms of England, an entire paradigm sift is needed. Perhaps an equally fat but healthy ‘sumo-culture’ targeting the upper crust types aiming for a ‘defined’ ‘diversity edifying’ look could be promoted as the standard? This IS a sign of luxury and wealth of a nation but should be increasingly confined to self funded individuals as the social freedoms situation in England improves.

ARTICLE 5

Meet Ben Stacy, the living descendant of the BLUE men of Appalachia – who was born discolored too but grew out of it

Isolated family in Kentucky started producing blue children in 1800s
French orphan Martin Fugate married pale American Elizabeth Smith
Genetic mutation reduces individual’s ability to carry oxygenated blood
Intermarriage led to ‘pure’ gene pool which often met ‘met-H’ gene
Alaskan Ben Stacy’s fingernails & lips sometimes turned blue as child

By Mark Duell and Micaela Mclucas Last updated at 4:24 PM on 23rd February 2012

It wasn’t just Ben Stacy’s astonishing arrival in 1975 as a baby with blue skin that shocked doctors.

The 37-year-old descended from an extraordinary family in Kentucky – and although the colour soon diminished from him, his lips and fingernails still went blue when he became cold or angry as a child.

He came from an isolated family whose members were born with a condition that discoloured them, as a result of a coincidental meeting of recessive genes, intermarriage and inbreeding in the 1800s.
Family history: Ben Stacy, 37, left, of Fairbanks, Alaska, is descended from a isolated eastern Kentucky family with an extraordinary colour defect

Family history: Ben Stacy, 37, left, of Fairbanks, Alaska, is descended from a isolated eastern Kentucky family with an extraordinary colour defect

The story began when French orphan Martin Fugate settled on the banks of Troublesome Creek to claim a land grant in the early 19th century and married a red-haired woman named Elizabeth Smith.

She had a very pale complexion – and their union brought on the ‘methaemoglobinaemia’ genetic mutation, also known as met-H, which reduces an individual’s ability to carry oxygenated blood.

Minnesota-based blood expert Dr Ayalew Tefferi said the whole story is ‘fascinating’ and shows how society and disease can intersect – as well as the ‘danger of misinformation and stigmatisation.’

‘If I carry a bad recessive gene with a rare abnormality and married, the child probably wouldn’t be sick, because it’s very rare to meet another person with the (same) bad gene,’ he told ABC News.

Mr Stacy was born and taken to the University of Kentucky Medical Center, where doctors were amazed by his blue skin and quickly prepared a blood transfusion before his grandmother butted in.

Heritage: Mr Stacy came from a family born with a condition that made them discoloured, as a result of a coincidental meeting of recessive genes, intermarriage and inbreeding in the 1800s (colourised photo)

She explained that he looked like his ancestors in Troublesome Creek and his great-grandmother Luna, who died aged 84, was once called ‘the bluest woman I ever saw’, reported ABC News.

‘If I carry a bad recessive gene with a rare abnormality and married, the child probably wouldn’t be sick, because it’s very rare to meet another person with the (same) bad gene’

Dr Ayalew Tefferi, blood expert

MailOnline tracked down Mr Stacy to the University of Alaska in Fairbanks, where he now works as a water plant supervisor. He gained a wildlife management degree from Eastern Kentucky University.

The Fugate family tree shows Martin and Elizabeth had a blue boy called Zachariah who married his mother’s sister. Their son named Levy married into a nearby family and they had eight children.

One of these children was Luna, who married John Stacy and had 13 children. Ben Stacy comes from this family line, reported ABC News. His mother Hilda Stacy, 56, lives in Hazard, Kentucky.

There are other relatives in the Stacy line still alive in Virginia and Arkansas. MailOnline found Mr Stacy has a wife named Katherine Stacy in Alaska and they appear to have four children.
Rural: The Fugates lived in an isolated part of eastern Kentucky and had little opportunity to mix with others

Rural: The Fugates lived in an isolated part of eastern Kentucky and had little opportunity to mix with others

Methaemoglobinaemia (commonly known as met-H) is a recessive gene (shown by the small r) so only produces ‘blue’ people in very rare circumstances

Diagram: Methaemoglobinaemia is a recessive gene (shown by the small r), so rarely produces ‘blue’ people

As eastern Kentucky has become vastly more populated than the early 19th century, and as more genes are married into the Fugate family tree, there were far fewer children born with the condition.

‘Luke was just as blue as Lake Louise on a cool summer day’

Dr Charles H. Behlen II on seeing Luke Combs, a descendant of Fugate branch

The blue people in Kentucky began to disappear in the early 20th century as families moved apart and the disease therefore became less common as inbreeding reduced, reported ABC News.

Looking at the old family portrait, they appear to have been either Photoshopped or made up to mimic characters from children’s cartoon the Smurfs, but science proves that the condition is real.

The family was first discovered in 1958 when Luke Combs, who was a descendant of another branch of the Fugates, took his white wife to a hospital and doctors ended up paying more attention to him.

‘Luke was just as blue as Lake Louise on a cool summer day,’ Dr Charles H. Behlen II said in 1974. Fortunately for the sufferers, there are no serious problems associated with the disease.

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Sounds like they have been drinking Colloidal Silver – Perhaps their stills from the Blue Ridge Mountains contained Colloidal Silver said to benefit you health. You can buy it today, but will risk turning blue.

– Lyn, Sussex, 23/2/2012 16:41
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could this explain smurfs?

– maria, bradford, uk, 23/2/2012 16:35
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Does this mean that everyone suffering from schleroderma (a condition that turns the extremeties blue – including the nose) come from this rare Blue gene? This story is farcical.

– Lesley, Hertfordshire, 23/2/2012 16:23
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Excellent story and follow-up. I would like to see more. Unretouched color photos of the blueness would be most fascinating. I look at my wrist and see faint blue lines of blood being returned to my heart and wonder if the blue is close to that or much deeper for the least affected. I do recall having seen some with blue lips but don’t recall their fingernails. Marrying relatives was predominant among royalty thus I wondered if this was the basis for calling them, and other elites who practice likewise, bluebloods. At least there is a remedy to alleviate this physicality. I have been left wondering if birth defects may also be a result of the same lines crossing, even if three or more generations later. Perhaps there’s someone in this field who will follow up on the probability.

– Aval, USA, 23/2/2012 16:22
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So that’s what Monica meant when she said the date was like cocktails and appalachia.

– Elle, London, 23/2/2012 16:16
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As reported on september 11 2009 paul karason 58 turned blue after drinking a silver compound. Is it not more likely that these people were drinking contaminated water that turned them blue. Is this not just bad journalism cutting and pasting a story without research.

– Matt, Manchester, 23/2/2012 16:09
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As reported on september 11 2009 paul karason 58 turned blue after drinking a silver compound. Is it not more likely that these people were drinking contaminated water that turned them blue. Is this not just bad journalism cutting and pasting a story without research.

– Matt, Manchester, 23/2/2012 16:07
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Are there any pictures of Ben from his blue period. Hey, I wonder if Picasso was one of them?

– Pass the Dynamite, London, 23/2/2012 15:52
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Interesting how Mr. Stacy (the younger) ended up in Alaska where this genetic condition shows up in certain Native tribes. It’s a small world.

– Tabitha, New Orleans, USA, 23/2/2012 15:30
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” I was born a poor Blue child , but I had a special purpose, my mamma told me I’d find it one day”

– Scar, City, 23/2/2012 15:20

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Perhaps the same types of ‘sufferers’ COULD be asked to retain the same bad genes in a colony with sufficient individuals to ensure the ‘blue’ gene does not disappear. Government should however in a form of compensation ensure these ‘bad geners’ in a very comfortable life (much like 1%ters have but without the extreme wealth sequestration) and keep them breeding the gene in a specialised colony to ensure viable colonies. Who knows these ‘blue geners’ could in sufficient generations actually do without oxygen! Think methane breathers, then consolidate these genetic VIPs! Perhaps these are the original ‘blue blood’ derived meme/race that has blue skin?