‘Tony Blair has told political allies that he believes the Conservatives will win the next election because Ed Miliband has failed to connect with voters, it was reported last night.
The former prime minister has apparently said that the Labour leader ‘cannot beat’ David Cameron in 2015.
Mr Blair is reported to believe the Conservatives will remain in power next year because Labour has not persuaded Britain it is ready to govern.’
‘The clocks going back one hour over winter adds £24 to a typical household’s annual energy bill, a study has claimed.
Sunday’s switch back to Greenwich Mean Time will mean it gets darker even earlier in the evenings, causing households to turn their lights on sooner.
Over the course of the winter months this will add up to a typical household using an extra £23.88, according to analysis by B&Q – or a total increase of £630 million to the nation’s winter energy bills.’
‘When money doesn’t develop as a commodity, it gives one pause to wonder why. Is it real money? Is it viable in a free market? How did it come into existence if it didn’t develop as a good with uses other than money? Today we observe persistent thievery of goods (e.g. land, cars, gold, and silver) by the state. Individuals are often on the lookout for mechanisms that reduce the chance that their property will be forcefully appropriated. The possible reduction of state theft risk is one of the main selling points of Bitcoin.’
‘An alleged rape victim of Jimmy Savile said she felt “so lucky” to have met the famous DJ for the first time before moments later he pushed her on to a bed and took her virginity, a court heard today.
The woman, aged 15 at the time, told detectives she was taken from a disco to a nearby flat in Higher Broughton, Salford, by another DJ, Ray Teret, who also raped her after Savile.’
‘The child abuse inquiry headed by under-fire Fiona Woolf was dealt a further blow on Thursday when a prominent campaigner said victims would not take part in it.
Whistleblower Peter McKelvie, who raised the alarm about prominent individuals engaged in child sex abuse two years ago, said: ‘It’s a process that survivors I’m talking to say they really don’t want to be part of.’
‘Scoop from the Yorkshire Post: in 2009 child abuse campaigners in Rotherham sent a five page letter to Denis MacShane detailing concerns about widespread abuse in his constituency, but received no response.’
It would be ‘utterly naive’ to expect former MI5 officers to voluntarily give evidence if they could face prosecution over the Kincora abuse scandal, an MP has told the House of Commons.
‘The publisher of the Daily Mirror has admitted for the first time that articles likely to have been the product of illegal phone hacking appeared in editions of the newspaper during the period when Piers Morgan was its editor.’
‘The Metropolitan Police investigated 38 press leaks over a five-year period – and according to one well-placed source the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act would have been used to seize phone records in the ‘vast majority’ of cases.’
‘The American Dream is slipping further away from the vast majority of Americans than it has in a quarter century. Now 90 percent of US households are poorer than they were in 1987, according to both a new study and the head of the Federal Reserve.’
‘More than 100 women could have been deceived into having sexual relationships with undercover police officers, it is claimed.
The Metropolitan Police may be forced to pay millions to compensate the women as it emerged one has received £425,000 after she had a child with a police spy.’
‘A two-year-old girl who was Mali’s first confirmed case of Ebola has died, according to a health official.
The official, who asked not to be named, told Reuters that the toddler died in the western Malian town of Kayes at around 4pm (GMT), where she was being treated in isolation.’
‘Barack Obama and the head of the CDC need to quit saying that we know exactly how Ebola spreads. Because the truth is that there is much about this virus that we simply do not know. For example, a top Ebola scientist that is working in the heart of the outbreak in Liberia says that this version of Ebola looks like it could be ‘a very different bug’ from past versions. ‘
‘The UK economy is on the wane with growth dipping to 0.7%, new figures have showed.
The Chancellor admitted that the country faces a critical moment because of problems in the eurozone and around the world.’
‘A school shooting was reported in Marysville, WA, just before 2:15 p.m. EST Friday. Washington State Patrol arrived at the Marysville-Pilchuck High School, about 30 miles north of Seattle, along with a number of ambulances.
It is believed between four and six people were injured during the shooting, as three patients arrived at the Providence Regional Hospital with gunshot wounds, one of which was to the head. A fourth patient is believed to be en route and their conditions are unknown.’
‘Moderate cannabis consumption by young people is not positively associated with changes in intelligence quotient (IQ), according to data presented this week at the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology annual congress in Berlin, Germany.
Investigators at the University College of London analyzed data from 2,612 subjects who had their IQ tested at the age of eight and again at age 15. They reported no relationship between cannabis use and lower IQ at age 15 when confounding factors such as subjects’ history of alcohol use and cigarette use were taken into account.’
‘An American journalist calls for an open and transparent investigation into the death of Press TV journalist Serena Shim, saying the Turkish intelligence might be behind the incident.
James Morris, editor of America-hijacked.com, made the remarks on Sunday while commenting to Press TV on Serena Shim’s death inside Turkey, near the Syrian Kurdish city of Kobani, where the ISIL terrorists and Kurdish fighters are engaged in heavy battles.’
‘Over the past year, the Seattle police department has revised its policies on when police can use force, as part of a settlement with the Justice Department over findings that officers used frequent excessive, unconstitutional force on suspects.
But some 125 Seattle police officers responded by filing a lawsuit challenging the new rules. In their view, the new policies infringe on their rights to use as much force as they deem necessary in self-protection. They represent about ten percent of the Seattle Police Officers’ Guild membership. The police union itself declined to endorse the lawsuit.’
‘The girlfriend of a man shot and killed Friday by police in Warrior, Alabama is speaking out.
Boyfriend Adam Madison was riding with Funches and their one-year-old daughter when officers stopped them during a driver’s license checkpoint on Warrior-Trafford Road near Star View Lane.’
‘Uncanny timing in Ottawa. Just as the book on Ebola is closed, suddenly, a new chapter on ISIS is open. Have intelligence agencies finally dragged Canada into their ‘War on Terror’?’
‘Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.) argued in a USA Today op-ed this week that now is the wrong time to dial back surveillance powers of the federal government, arguing that the USA FREEDOM Act in Congress would render our counterterrorism tools less agile and reliable.
But the sponsor of the Senate version, Judiciary Committee Chairman Pat Leahy (D-Vt.), argued for “a common sense way of saying collect information, but do it in a way where you protect the interests of innocent people.’
‘The chip is extremely common on a wide variety of devices and there is no way of knowing at this time which devices have cloned chips — and the tainted supply chain could hit anyone.
FTDI appears to have used a recent Windows update to deliver the driver update to brick all cloned FTDI FT232s.’
‘The summer, thankfully, has been largely bereft of the dismal trend of bankers committing suicide, but as Bloomberg reports, Thierry Leyne, a French-Israeli banker and partner of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the disgraced former chief of the IMF, was found dead Thursday after apparently taking his own life by jumping off the 23rd floor of one of the Yoo towers, a prestigious residential complex in Tel Aviv. This is the 16th financial services executive death this year.’
‘Vladimir Putin lashed out at the United States and the West for destabilizing the world order of checks and balances for its own gains. He also accused the West of inflaming the situation in Ukraine and said Russia is not interested in building an empire.’
‘Never one to shy away from controversy, the self-styled revolutionary used his appearance on Newsnight to elaborate on a view expressed in his new book entitled Revolution, in which he sets out his call for political change.
Pressed by presenter Evan Davis on comments about the destruction of New York’s Twin Towers in 2001, Brand refused to rule out the possibility that the American government was behind them.’
‘The magnetosphere of our planet is weakening, the poles are wandering, and the Schumann Cavity Resonance is increasing…something cosmic is happening in our solar system… and maybe an extinction level event is on our horizon.’
‘In a vivid display of public fury at European Union technocrats, British Prime Minister David Cameron refused to pay a surprise 2.1-billion-euro bill on Friday as EU leaders ordered an urgent review of how the budget figures were arrived at.’
‘Many of the symptoms we’re witnessing amongst those around us can be explained in terms of the vibrational change we’re undergoing. The shift is on, and people are responding by either welcoming or resisting it at all kinds of levels. It’s quite a fascinating phenomenon to behold, as well as a bit disturbing as people who don’t get it lash out at whatever influence they perceive is the culprit for their disorientation.’
‘A senior Iranian commander has denounced Washington’s egregious support for terrorist groups and its provision of arms for them.
The United States is still backing terrorists in broad daylight and providing them with various arms and assistance, said Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri, a deputy chief of staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, speaking to Al-Alam News Network.’
‘People are getting sick all across fracking country, and many are blaming their mysterious illnesses — headaches, excruciating rashes, even liver damage — on the chemicals oil and gas companies have been pumping into the earth. But thanks to trade-secret laws, which allow companies to stay mum about the chemicals in their fracking fluid, it’s been difficult to pin the blame on the practice — until now that is.’
Why would these people attempt to damage the work of someone who was at the front line 25 years ago before there was a ‘truth movement’ and has already done more to alert people to the truth worldwide than this lot will do collectively if they live to be a thousand?
Who benefits? The System.
Why would they be so quick to criticise the UK Column which is way further down the rabbit hole than they will ever be prepared to go?
Who benefits? The System.
You can expect some major attempts to discredit me in the next few months which are bubbling in the background at the moment because I am getting far too close to the truth and they know that I won’t be intimidated or silenced.
I take it as a compliment and I’ll just run at them quicker.
Watch this space and all that.