The hungry, adaptable Shame Fein heading for serious leverage in the Dail have to fight their way out again from under an Adams controversy!!

THE ruthlessness of republicains was there for all to see this week, as well as confusion, even concern. Those polls showing Shame Fein voters in the Republic holding up well have to outweigh a rare drop in support for the party president, Gerry (who was never in the PIRA) Adams.


Internal analysts know the damage may take a while to soak through, but the picture has a stubborn sort of smudge. Despite his storm-tossed recent past and his fantasy farther-past, the father/grandfather figure at the helm has consistently rated as well as, often better than the other Dail leaders. Now the Gerry Adams factor has become more complicated. Shame Fein is resilient, for good reason. Handling the fallout from atrocities over decades taught the fore-runners of today’s machine-minders. Rule number one is still to stay whatever needs saying. Much as other parties but with the additional element that you expected to be disbeleved, indeed scorned. Rule number two used to be to then say no more. Today’s leaders abandoned that some time back, and as a result have talked themselves into various binds. The Adams public persona stood up well to early peace processing. Bearing, gravitas, withheld personality all contributed desirable seriousness, a touch of statesman to combat the scary PIRA reputation, reassurance that whatever about bombs under roads and taped-up bodies in ditches this person had leadership quality. These past few years leave that quality a touch shorn. The flippery of social media in senior hands, the triviality of blogging, rubber ducks, teddy bears, have arguably played into the shearing as much as the tragedy and ugliness of sexual abuse, the loss of credibility involved in denying PIRA membership. But when it came to everyday dealing with people beyond ‘the base’, the Adams touch always looked stodgy at best, bogus at worst, compared to that of his fellow leader: boyish Martin (J118) McGuinness grin, etcetera. No point in the enemies of republicanism miming nausea and recalling McGuinness, ruthless PIRA-boss. Playing a regular guy worked a treat.

The North of Ireland's so-called shared furture the DUP's Finance Minister and 'Orange biggot' Simon Hamilton.

The North of Ireland’s so-called shared furture the DUP’s Finance Minister and ‘Orange biggot’ Simon Hamilton.

The ruthlessnees remains, of course. As it does in the DNA of the organisation both leaders have steered through past dual life into today’s supposed exclusive devotion to the practice of democratic politics. What a bad Adams idea that has been, the jokey repetition about an entirely unfunny outfit of ‘it hasn’t gone away you know.’ Although widened to supposedly fit just about any manifestation of republicanism, the phrase stayed freightened with old menace, yet here was someone revelling in it. Now he and they, the enterprise of his middle years, the hungry, adaptable Shame Fein heading for serious leverage in the Dail have to fight their way out again from under an Adams controversy, crude mis-speaks: self-harming? Legacy issues, he blogs, another phrase someone should take away from him, like the ducks. This time, the ‘legacy’ only dates back to 1997. The enemies help keep the Adams defence apparently united: unthinkable to give him the shove at the behest of Enda Kenny, the Sunday Independent, Micheal Martin. But this may be erosion under way, in full veiw of the unfriendly as well as the faithful. For ruthlessness this week (the second in command of the PIRA) the McGuinness contribution was hard to beat, old dog for the hard road that he is, as he suggested the time had come for the media to ‘target’ the ‘alleged perpetrator': the unspoken part of the sentence being ‘instead of my president’. So in a second, the blameless, acquitted person, Shame Fein had originally complained on behalf of, against the wrecking ball of Mairia Cahill accusation, became a non-person, a target. The other acquittees must surely have felt a draught. Outside the fold in a trice, dumped. 1501026_514096412022597_1257752671_oHow about that. In the welter of allegation, denial, half-apology and partial admission, some may have missed this devlopment. They may also have missed the dirty fight, down at trolling level, out in Twitter and blogospheres, where some stuck with the original line by having at the ‘complainant’, by ‘liking’ and ‘re-tweeting’. Appealed to by Mairia Cahill, Mary-Lou McDonald duly denounced. But it didn’t stop. An extra problem Shame Fein has now is the speed and slippperiness of social media. No doubt they want to close this episode down, but the internet seethes away. And Mairia Cahill is her own woman. Sense of duty is a quality in ruthless people that even those who loathe their ’cause’ can admire. Behind those unreadable Adams eyes, there might even be the germ of a thought: maybe, for the cause, it’s time to go. Before push comes to shove.

With many thanks to: Fionnuala O’ Connor, The Irish News, for the origional story.

‘IRA’ threatens civilians who ‘help-work’ for police

‘The IRA remains willing to target state agents, paid or not, and will continue to do so while the denial of self-determination continues – The  ‘IRA’.


THE paramilitary group known as the ‘IRA’ has threatened to target civilians who help or work for the security forces at suspected bomb scenes.

The threat came as the organisation claimed responsibility for two devices found in the north west earlier this month. It said it was responsible for leaving an “anti-personnel device” containing a “pressure plate” in Ballyarnett in Derry on October 12. An attempt was made to lure the RUC/PSNI into the area after a hoax report of a burglary at a vacant house. The group said the attack was aborted after police failed to attend the scene and it then gave bomb warnings to media organisations. It also admitted planting a device in the Ballycolman estate in Strabane last week, saying it “was to be triggered by trip wire”. It later emerged that a separate hoax device was thrown at police to lure other officers into the area. It was subseqently picked up and moved by a member of the public. Both bomb attacks were widely condemned for endangering members of the community. In a statement, the republican group’s ‘Derry brigade’ claimed that “in both instances the RUC/PSNI used members of the local community to survey the scene before attending themselves”. “This tactic by the RUC/PSNI is very deliberate and we take this opportunity to advise all members of our community, including community workers, to refuse in any and all circumstances any requests from the RUC/PSNI or local politicians to do the bidding of the RUC/PSNI in this or any other way. “We state categorically that any injury or death caused by the RUC/PSNI tactics will be solely their responsibility.” The group, which announced its formation in July 2012 after a merger between the Real IRA, Republican Action Against Drugs and Independent republican units in Mid-Ulster, added that it will target anyone who assists the RUC/PSNI. “The IRA remains willing and able to target and execute state agents, paid or not, and will continue to do so while the denial of self-determination continues.”1508074_1388697708061029_762168544_n Responding to the claim on Tuesday night, Superintendent John Magill insisted that those who “left the devices in residential areas should shoulder all responsibility for the danger they put all of the community in”. “Those who carried out these attacks showed callous disregard for the local community and the police officers who serve it. We are very fortunate that no-one was killed or seriously injured as both occurred in residential areas, living there at serious risk,” he said. “We are committed to providing a service across the North of Ireland despite the attempts of a small minority who attempt to kill officers serving their community who should be allowed to carry out their duties without the added pressure of misguided individuals intent on causing them harm.” Police also again appealed for information about the attacks. SDLP Foyle assembly member Colum Eastwood also said that while he would be critcal of police responses where appropriate, the “bottom line is that responsibility rests with the people who plant the bombs”. “In the Ballyarnett bomb, the device was left outside a house in an area filled with lots of children and we are lucky no-one was killed,” he said. “The idea that bombs are left near children is just madness and all responsibility lies with those who plant the bombs.”

With many thanks to: Connla Young, The Irish News, for the origional story.

UN: 5.2 million Iraqis in need of assistance for winter

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Cartoon Network backs down from showing its first ever gay kiss

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‘It’s such a minor throwaway moment but I guess it’s better than nothing,’ Rothbell later posted on Tumblr. ‘Maybe one day the main character can be gay and it won’t be a big deal.’

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ISIS: America’s Terrorist Mercenaries

Originally posted on CounterPsyOps:

Generally historical revision takes place long after events unfold and the victors attempt to bury humiliating or inconvenient truths. Today, in the age of information, these would-be victors are finding it increasingly necessary to revise history in real-time through a strategy of increasingly repetitive, but decreasingly effective propaganda.


By Tony Cartalucci for Activist Post

Phase I: Justifying Chaos

It was only in 2007 that US foreign policy openly sought to pursue war against Iran, Syria, and Lebanon’s Hezbollah, while undercutting pro-Iranian factions in Iraq which at the time the US was still occupying. Failing to accomplish this directly, the US planned a not-so-covert proxy war that would include funding, politically backing, and even arming groups ranging from the Muslim Brotherhood to militants aligned with Al Qaeda itself.

This is perhaps best summarized by the prophetic 2007 report “The Redirection: Is the Administration’s new policy benefiting our enemies in the…

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James Frost – Lincoln

Originally posted on Database of UK and Eire paedophiles/child abusers:

October 2014

Lincoln man admits 30 charges involving child abuse images and supplying drugs to teenagers

A man who admitted 30 charges involving indecent pictures of children and supplying drugs to teenage girls is to face sentence next month.

James Frost,29, of no fixed address but originally living in the Lincoln area had been due to stand trial this week at the city’s Crown Court but entered guilty pleas before a jury was sworn in.

Frost admitted seven charges of inciting child abuse images, five charge of causing child pornography. He also admitted sexual activity with a child, causing a child to watch a sexual act, inciting a child to engage in a sexual act and possession of an indecent photograph of a child.

Frost also pleaded guilty to 13 charges of supplying drugs including cocaine, ketamine and cannabis together with a charge of possession of cocaine with intent to…

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Brian Hedge – York

Originally posted on Database of UK and Eire paedophiles/child abusers:

October 2014

SEX offender who publicly exposed himself where children could see him on their way to school, has been given a suspended prison sentence

Sam Law, prosecuting, said Brian Hedge, 68, behaved in an indecent way in the hallway of his house with the net curtain in his front door window pulled back.

He was clearly visible to two workmen in a vehicle in the street, which was busy at the time with parents and children walking to school.

He had committed a similar offence in April 2013 and has a long record of sexual offences, York Magistrates Court heard.

District judge Adrian Lower told Hedge: “What you did was thoroughly anti-social, it was deliberate, it was done for your own satisfaction. You must have known because you live in the road there would have been a number of people walking up and down including school children.”

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Keith Whitworth – Bedale

Originally posted on Database of UK and Eire paedophiles/child abusers:

October 2014

Judge’s frustration over sentencing options for flasher who went from town to town targeting children

A JUDGE has expressed frustration at the sentencing options available to him after hearing how a man went from town to town committing indecent acts in front of children.

Keith Whitworth was arrested after the fifth in a series of incidents that took place over a six-week period around the summer holiday period.

Judge Michael Taylor said he believed the defendant had deliberately targeted areas where he knew young people would be and carried out the offences in a calculated manner in towns across the region.

Sentencing Whitworth to three years’ supervision, the judge expressed his frustration at not being able to pass a custodial sentence that would enable him to enforce a suitable treatment programme.

He said: “I take a very serious view of the fact that these offences were over a…

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George Clarke – Kingswinford

Originally posted on Database of UK and Eire paedophiles/child abusers:

October 2014

Kingswinford man admits making indecent images of children

A KINGSWINFORD man has admitted charges involving the making, possession and distribution of nearly 14,000 sickening indecent photographs of children.

George Clarke, aged 59, of The Portway pleaded guilty to six charges of making a total of 13,814 indecent images of children when he faced Wolverhampton Crown Court.

He further admitted possessing 52 images of extreme pornography and three further charges involving the distribution of a total of 23 indecent images.

Judge John Warner remanded Clarke on conditional bail until December 19 for the preparation of pre-sentence and psychiatric reports.

He told Clarke he must register immediately as a sex offender and warned him the fact he wanted reports did not tie the hands of the court in any way when it came to passing sentence.

Clarke was allowed bail with a condition he has no unsupervised contact with anyone…

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Breaking: London #OccupyDemocracy protestors retake Parliament Square despite up to 30 arrests this morning

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Breaking: London #OccupyDemocracy protestors retake Parliament Square despite up to 30 arrests this morning

  • Despite 20-30 arrests of peaceful pro-democracy protestors earlier this morning
  • Green member of the House of Lords, Baroness Jenny Jones arrested
  • John McDonnell MP writes to Metropolitan Police condemning the action

London #occupydemocracy protestors are trying to reoccupy Parliament Square, despite police attempting to violently crush the protest – which is calling for urgent reforms to our bankrupt democracy – by arresting 20-30 people and removing all equipment and personal items at 11am this morning. Notably Baroness Jenny Jones of Moulescoomb was amongst the arrestees, until she was dearrested once the Police realised who she was. Donnachadh McCarthy, the whistleblowing former Deputy Chair of the Liberal Democrats and…

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