‘Brittan is said to have abused children at Elm Guest House, a boarding house in Barnes, west London, which was run as a brothel in the 1970s and 1980s, according to the Daily Star Sunday.
Among the shocking accusations are claims that one of Brittan’s victims was a 10-year-old primary school boy.
Other details that were reported include how a social worker described in testimony details seeing photos, taken in the 1970s, of Brittan dressed in kinky outfits with naked boys sitting on his lap.
Police were looking into allegations made about the Conservative politician when he died aged 75 from cancer last week.’
‘Background for Zakharchenko’s “no more ceasefires” statement stems from rebel disappointment back in August when Moscow forced the rebels to the negotiating table in Minsk, Belarus. The rebels gave up some territory around Mariupol at a time when Ukraine army was retreating, and in complete disarray.
This could have been a great opportunity for Kiev to come to its senses and accept a political solution.
However, the Ukraine side openly and repeated stated that the so-called ceasefire was just a tactical move prior to building up the forces and going back on the offensive. Then Kiev announced a 4th wave build-up of 50,000-100,000 troops.
In that context, Zakharchenko is telling the world that the Ukrainians blew their second chance, and there will be no more opportunities because all Kiev has done is move to strengthen its forces. Zakharchenko’s patience has run out especially considering nonstop bombardment of rebel-held cities.
Enough is enough.’
‘Scientists have long wondered if life really does exist on Mars.
And a new set of pictures released by NASA could appear to confirm conspiracy theorists’ claims that we are not alone in the universe.
The images taken by a NASA navigation camera have been released and appear to show a human-like figure working on the Mars Curiosity Rover, which is scanning the Red Planet.’
‘Every time Eurocrats declare that the economic crisis is over, it comes back with a vengeance. For six years, the Brussels elites have been periodically assuring us that the Eurozone has shaken off the bug; yet, like some chronic condition, it keeps returning. Usually in Greece.
Yesterday, Greeks voted for a party that, though it says it wants to keep the euro, rejects the conditions that the other members have set. In particular, it insists on a big debt cancellation.
The EU has made clear that it will not write off any more Greek debt. Doing so would, it fears, encourage other struggling Eurozone states to default, and so cause the project to unravel. But Syriza, the party that won yesterday’s general election, is equally uncompromising. Its leader, the telegenic Alexis Tsipras, tells voters that he will cancel the austerity and repayment programme ‘on my first day in office’.’
‘Australian PM Tony Abbott has used the country’s national day to announce a knighthood for Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.
Mr Abbott, who reintroduced the honour last year, said the Prince had lived a “long life of service and dedication”.
Opposition politicians described the decision as out-of-step with the times.
The leader of the opposition Labor party, Bill Shorten, said it was “anachronistic” to give the top award to a British royal on Australia Day.’
‘The Government is today facing a backbench rebellion over legislation to make it easier for energy companies to frack for shale gas, as an influential committee of MPs demands a total fracking ban.
A number of Conservatives and Liberal Democrats are preparing to defy a three-line whip and vote in favour of amendments to the Government’s Infrastructure Bill that would effectively impose a moratorium on fracking in the UK.
The rebels include the former Cabinet minister Caroline Spelman and Home Office minister Norman Baker as well as a significant number of other MPs with constituencies in potential fracking zones who are worried the issue could cost them their seats in May.
The backlash comes as a report from the cross-party Environmental Audit Committee concludes that fracking for gas should be suspended in the UK because it poses significant health risks to locals and makes it virtually impossible for the country to meets its carbon reduction targets.’
‘In Dusseldorf, Germany a court has ruled that it is permissible for men to urinate while standing.
The ruling came after a landlord in the sixth most populous city in Germany sought nearly $2,855 in damages to repair a bathroom floor. The landlord claimed the floor had “lost its sheen” by being regularly sprinkled with urine by a male tenant.
“Despite growing domestication of men in this matter, urinating while standing up is still common practice,” said Judge Stefan Hank, who added that damage to marble floors from urine is virtually unknown.’
‘Although Facebook recently announced its new flagging feature which allows users – including government officials – to suppress posts they disagree with, it’s not the first time the social media giant censored free speech in favor of the government.
One policy Facebook announced at the beginning of the year, for example, allows third parties like the CIA, FBI, NSA etc. to collect information from your computer, phones and other devices you use to connect to Facebook.’
‘Downing Street says it is to review security procedures after a hoax caller was put through to Prime Minister David Cameron.
Number 10 said the caller claimed to be Robert Hannigan, director of government monitoring agency GCHQ.
Mr Cameron ended the call when it became clear it was a hoax and no sensitive information was disclosed.
GCHQ is also conducting a review after Mr Hannigan’s mobile phone number was disclosed during an earlier hoax call.’
‘US industrial interests took centre-stage at the start of Barack Obama’s visit to India as he and the prime minister, Narendra Modi, outlined a deal to limit the legal liability of US suppliers in the event of a nuclear power plant catastrophe.
Thirty years after an infamous chemical leak killed thousands at Union Carbide’s factory in Bhopal, the threat of tough Indian compensation laws has frustrated US hopes of an export boom in the energy sector – despite an agreement by former US president George W Bush to share civil nuclear technology in 2005.
After pressure from US diplomats, the Indian government was thought to have agreed a state-backed insurance scheme that would cap the exposure of nuclear suppliers and open the door to billions of dollars of new contracts. India will also allow closer tracking of spent fuel to limit the risk of it falling into terrorist hands.’
‘Hillary Clinton is a comedic genius. Just listen to her “impersonate” Vladimir Putin. Do you hear that husky, not-at-all-Russian voice? It’s like she NSA wire-tapped into Putin’s voice box and then temporarily share-wared his most inner thoughts. Amazing.
When she loses the 2016 elections, she will surely have gainful employment as a children’s entertainer. She’ll need that job, too, after her husband is through with the legal bills associated with his most recent flying sex slave scandal. The Clintons—America’s living treasures.
And while Clinton is an outspoken, self-righteous Putin hater, she does love an occasional $500K in jewels from Saudi Arabia’s newly-dead, head-chopping monster.’
‘I want to write more about The Economist cover for 2015, which I have previously discussed. Please click here and look at it for reference.
The Economist is among the English-speaking world’s most influential current affairs and policy journals. It must be noted that the globally influential, Rothschild banking family is among its ownership group.
Therefore, when The Economist prints a cover as highly symbolic as it did just a few weeks ago, it is reasonable to assume that the globally influential banking powers, including the Rothschilds, intend to send a coded message to their elite readership and to the informed part of the world that is “in the know.”
So what happened just after The Economist published this esoteric magazine cover?’
‘US officials have confirmed Swedish media reports of a mid-July incident in which an American spy plane invaded Sweden’s airspace as it was evading a Russian fighter jet. The maverick plane was spying on Russia when it was intercepted.
The incident, which happened on July 18, went public last Wednesday after a classified document from Sweden’s Defense Ministry was leaked to the press.
The plane, a Boeing RC-135 Rivet Joint, entered Sweden’s airspace after permission to do so was denied by traffic control, Svenska Dagbladet (SvD) newspaper said. It passed from the east over the island of Gotland and flew more than 200km over 90 minutes before leaving.’
‘Way back in the mists of time when ”The New World Order” was dreaming up this concoction, their “manifesto” called for the creation of an entirely New World Order.
The problem for them was that in order to create this utopia, the existing world would have to be destroyed, in order to create this impossible paradise that would replace the ancient world that had far too many flaws to function, in their “New World Order”. Roughly speaking these creatures want to see 6 billion, 800 million people removed from the earth, in the coming year.
To establish the N.W.O. the elimination of 95% of the existing population of the world at that time was called for. That was hundreds of years removed from today’s current populations, but they have not altered their percentages which means they decided that we had to be massively reduced in number: In order to make their “paradise” possible.’
‘By analyzing such parameters as the force applied by key presses and the time interval between them, a new self-powered non-mechanical intelligent keyboard could provide a stronger layer of security for computer users. The self-powered device generates electricity when a user’s fingertips contact the multi-layer plastic materials that make up the device.’
Panicked forecasters raised the alert in the past hour after spotting the freak system on the weather models.
‘Rare in the UK it is identical to the phenomenon which triggered crippling whiteouts and ice storms in the United States.
Sparked by the frenzied and volatile behaviour of the jet stream it threatens to bring the fury of the North Pole tearing across the country NEXT WEEK.
Forecasters say temperatures will plunge to below -15C (5F) while feet-deep snow drifts on a par with the worst winters in history are likely.
The whole of the UK will be scourged by screaming Arctic gales and blizzards right through the first half of February.’
‘About 3.1 million wage and salary earners in Germany had an income below the poverty threshold, according to Saturday’s edition of the Saarbrücker Zeitung newspaper.
The paper cited an overview from Germany’s Federal Statistical Office showing the most recent available data, which covered the year 2013. It also showed the numbers of workers struggling to make ends meet jumped from about 2.5 million in 2008 – an increase of 25 percent in five years.
Data, based on household surveys, showed that those living on low wages were cutting back on food and heating, among other things, to save money.’
‘A TSA agent convicted of stealing more than $800,000 worth of goods from travelers said this type of theft is “commonplace” among airport security. Almost 400 TSA officers have been fired for stealing from passengers since 2003.
Pythias Brown, a former Transportation Security Administration officer at Newark Liberty International Airport, spent four years stealing everything he could from luggage and security checkpoints, including clothing, laptops, cameras, Nintendo Wiis, video games and cash.
Speaking publicly for the first time after being released after three years in prison, Brown told ABC News that he used the X-ray scanners to locate the most valuable items to snatch.’
‘The United Nations has condemned Israel for illegally demolishing houses of Palestinians in East Jerusalem, leaving 77 people, over half of whom are children, homeless in three days.
“Demolitions that result in forced evictions and displacement run counter to Israel’s obligations under international law and create unnecessary suffering and tension,” the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in statement Friday.
The demolitions took place in East Jerusalem and the districts of Ramallah, Jericho and Hebron, according to the statement.’
‘Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended on Sunday a planned speech to the U.S. Congress about Iran, saying he had a moral obligation to take every opportunity to speak out on an issue that poses a mortal threat to his country.
His visit to Washington in March has opened up a political rift in the United States and has drawn accusations in Israel that Netanyahu is undermining a strategic alliance to win an election due two weeks after the trip.
Briefing his cabinet on the speech to be made on March 3 to a joint meeting of Congress, Netanyahu said his priority was to urge the United States and other powers not to negotiate an Iranian nuclear deal that might endanger Israel.’
‘The adult content filters being rolled out by some internet providers under a scheme championed by David Cameron are blocking the websites of businesses and charities and are a “distraction” for parents seeking to protect children from online pornography, claim campaigners.
TalkTalk announced this weekend that it would follow Sky and become the second of the UK’s four major internet providers to roll out automatic filters for all its customers unless they specifically ask for them to be turned off. It plans to begin applying the blocks to all users’ accounts next month.
New customers will have the filter set on by default and will have to ask TalkTalk to allow pornographic and other adult content websites, including gambling, to be visited through their internet connection. Existing users can head to the company’s website to opt out.’
‘In Irvine, California, a 7.5 acre plot of land was turned into “The Incredible Edible Park”, a community garden that feeds 200,000 people each month. Every year, over 15,000 volunteers come through to help plant and harvest the food. The once unused plot of land was donated and is now run by an organization called the Second Harvest Food Bank.
According to their website:
” Through a network of 340 member charities distributing food at 480 locations Second Harvest alleviates food insecurity for more than 200,000 individuals in Orange County each month. Our member agencies are non-profit organizations such as shelters, churches, homes for battered and abused women and children and local pantries. As a vital link between the food industry and agencies that feed those at-risk of hunger, Second Harvest Food Bank has distributed more than 329 million pounds of food to the hungry in Orange County. “’
‘While the vaccine industry is exploiting the Disneyland measles outbreak to call for widespread MMR vaccination, nobody in the mainstream media is telling you how the MMR vaccine clinical trial results were faked by Big Pharma in yet another example of runaway scientific fraud by the vaccine industry.
According to two Merck scientists who filed a False Claims Act complaint in 2010 — a complaint which was unsealed three years ago — vaccine manufacturer Merck knowingly falsified its mumps vaccine test data, spiked blood samples with animal antibodies, sold a vaccine that actually promoted mumps and measles outbreaks, and ripped off governments and consumers who bought the vaccine thinking it was “95% effective.”‘
‘Kentucky state Sen. Brandon Smith’s (R) lawyer argued in court on Wednesday that he should not be charged with driving under the influence because of a provision in the state constitution, WKYT-TV reported.
Smith was arrested on Jan. 6, the opening day of the legislature, and charged with speeding and a DUI after allegedly blowing a .088 on a preliminary breath test. He was also reportedly caught driving at 65 miles per hour in a 45 mph zone.
But attorney Bill Johnson filed a motion to drop the charges saying that, according to Section 43 of the state constitution, Smith should not have been arrested in the first place.’
‘McDonald’s is scrambling, and I’m not talking about eggs. You know your business has what image consultants call “quality perception issues” when you have to launch a PR initiative that publicly addresses such questions as: “Does McDonald’s beef contain worms?”
Thornier yet for the world’s largest burger machine is its boneheaded response to the remarkable, ongoing rebellion by fast-food workers, who’re demanding a $15-an-hour wage and the freedom to unionize without corporate retaliation. The overpaid and clueless executives at McDonald’s responded by — guess what? — retaliating against hundreds of the employees who joined the protests. Big Mac managers illegally reduced the hours (and therefore the pay) of those who joined the “Fight For 15″ campaign, spied on them, interrogated and threatened them, and imposed restrictions on their freedom even to talk about unions or working conditions.’
‘In the dead of night, they swept in aboard V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft. Landing in a remote region of one of the most volatile countries on the planet, they raided a village and soon found themselves in a life-or-death firefight. It was the second time in two weeks that elite U.S. Navy SEALs had attempted to rescue American photojournalist Luke Somers. And it was the second time they failed.
On December 6, 2014, approximately 36 of America’s top commandos, heavily armed, operating with intelligence from satellites, drones, and high-tech eavesdropping, outfitted with night vision goggles, and backed up by elite Yemeni troops, went toe-to-toe with about six militants from al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
When it was over, Somers was dead, along with Pierre Korkie, a South African teacher due to be set free the next day. Eight civilians were also killed by the commandos, according to local reports. Most of the militants escaped.’
‘A study of GMOs over a four-year plus period by India’s multi-party Parliamentary Standing Committee on Agriculture recommended a ban on GM food crops, stating they had no role in a country of small farmers.
The Supreme Court appointed Technical Expert Committee recommended an indefinite moratorium on the field trials of GM crops until the government devised a proper regulatory and safety mechanism.
As yet, no such mechanism exists, but open field trials are being given the go ahead. GMO crops approved for field trials include rice, maize, chickpea, sugarcane and brinjal.’
‘Saudi Arabia’s “warmongering regime” has been an instrument in the hands of the United States to sponsor Washington’s terrorizing policies in the Middle East, according to political commentator Ralph Schoenman.
Speaking to Press TV in a phone interview on Sunday, Schoenman said the monarchy is “an indispensable instrument of US imperial control.”
He believes that Saudi Arabia is “the most repressive and reactionary and warmongering regime” that “is involved in every façade of the US imperial policy in the region.”’
‘Exit polls show anti-austerity party, Syriza, has won Greece’s general election, which can affect the course of austerity policies in the European country.
The exit polls announced on Sunday suggest that the radical leftist party, Syriza, has won some 35.5 percent of the votes in the Greek parliamentary election.
The sweeping victory would enable the party to rule on its own, obviating the necessity of forming a collation with other smaller parties.’
‘At least 13 people have been killed and dozens of others injured as Egypt marks the fourth anniversary of the revolution that toppled North African country’s long-time dictator, Hosni Mubarak.
Security officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said most of the Sunday deaths took place in the eastern al-Matariyyah district of the capital, Cairo, where nine protesters and one police officer were killed in scuffles between security forces and demonstrators. Two other protesters were killed in Cairo’s Ain Shams and Haram neighborhoods.
A protester was also killed in an exchange of fire with security forces in Egypt’s second largest and coastal city of Alexandria, as people took to the streets in a protest called by the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood political party.’
‘A commercial arm of the UK Justice Ministry is bidding for a multi-million pound contract with Saudi Arabia’s prison service despite rights concerns.
The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is hoping to profit from selling its expertise to the Persian Gulf monarchy, which faces accusations of human rights violations, the Guardian reported Sunday.
The new commercial arm of the ministry, Just Solutions international (JSi) has bid for a £5.9 million contract in Saudi Arabia and will soon start setting up a probation service in Macedonia, and is also in the running to build a prison in Oman, the report added.’