SWISS MISS HYPOCRITE MICHELE BACHMANN !!!

    

Anti-socialist and Tea Party spokesperson Michele Bachmann announced she’s a citizen of Switzerland, a socialist nation with universal health care and marriage equality. On a related note, Bachmann’s family has received a quarter of a million dollars in farm subsidies, the very thing she rails against. We knew she was a bozo when she emerged on the national scene wanting to investigate anyone in Congress “who wasn’t patriotic.” Seems as this anti-socialist “patriot” takes government handouts AND chooses to be a citizen of a socialist country. It’s time for her constituents in Minnesota to dump her for someone who’ll better represent the people of her district instead of re-electing this goofy gadfly.

— with Robert Mitchell.

POSTED ON BEHALF OF : Tracy Knauss.

 

 

Dole cuts jobless man’s benefit for protesting against unemployment

Dole cuts jobless man’s benefit for protesting against unemployment.

UDA ‘ Forced family from home over Ireland T-Shirt !

Donal and Deirdre Hughes

A Protestant mother of three has claimed the UDA forced her family from her Coleraine home after one of her children was seen wearing an Ireland T-shirt.

The woman said her house was petrol-bombed because her 18-year-old son was spotted wearing a T-shirt bearing the slogan ‘I support Ireland’ – in support of the country’s sports teams.

Loyalistisches Wandbild in Ost-Belfast

The woman was in her home with two young daughters in their home in the loyalist Millburn area, when a device was thrown through her window, which failed to ignite.

John Dallat, MLA, said the UDA still had a grip on the area and the outlawed group “have an appalling history of abuse towards anyone who disagrees with them”.

 

WITH MANY THANKS TO : BELFAST TELEGRAPH.

 Read more: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/uda-forced-family-from-home-over-ireland-tshirt-16140771.html#ixzz1rAoenyoO

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR ALL CELTIC FANS!!! PLEASE READ THIS!!!

    
 

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR ALL CELTIC FANS!!!PLEASE READ THIS!!!PLEASE “LIKE” IF …YOU ARE WITH US!!!Re: Murder charges dropped in the Neil Lennontrial!!!Enough is enough!!!

This has got to be the final straw!!!

We MUST take this message to the world!!!

Trevor Muirhead, 43, and Neil McKenzie, 42, who had been accused of conspiring to “assault and murder” Lennon, the late QC Paul McBride and ex-MSP Trish Goodman have had their charges massively reduced!!!

Despite sending a viable bomb…. YES a viable bomb the judge is not convinced that there was an attempt to murder!!!

This is just like the John Wilson trial ( Hearts fan who ran from the stands to attack Lenny)…. In that case Wilson was cleared of a religiously aggravated assault!!!! Despite the incident being witnessed live by millions!!!! Definitely a gate crime!!!

Do not listen to excuses based on legal “red tape”….. Do not let the Scottish justice system insult your intelligence!!!!

I wish Paul McBride was still alive to destroy these bigots in open court…. ( I include the presiding judge)!!!

They are a disgrace to the legal system!!!

The message is loud and clear!!!

NEIL LENNON IS FAIR GAME FOR SCOTLAND’S SHAME!!!

Please forward this message far & wide so that the world can see these racists for what they are!!!

The time to “Stand up for Lenny” has come.

Please use any “Peaceful” means you have to do just that!!!

Do not resort to violence & bigotry!!!

HAIL HAIL by: Celtic Nation

 
 

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Monsanto, World’s Largest Genetically Modified Food Producer, To Be Charged With Biopiracy In India

Monsanto Biopiracy India Farmers
 

Add a new word to your lexicon: Biopiracy.

That’s what U.S.-based agribusiness giant Monsanto has been accused of in India, where the government is planning to charge the company with violating the country’s biodiversity laws over a genetically modified version of eggplant.

In doing so, India has placed itself at the focal point of the movement to challenge genetically modified crops, which opponents say are destroying traditional crops and threatening farmers’ livelihoods.

“This can send a … message to the big companies [that] they are violating the laws of the nation,” K.S. Sugara of the Karnataka Biodiversity Board told France 24 (see video below). “It is not acceptable … that the farmers in our communities are robbed of the advantage they should get from the indigenous varieties.”

India announced last month it is pursuing charges against Monsanto for “stealing” an indigenous crop — eggplant — and using it to create a modified version without permission, a violation of India’s decade-old Biological Diversity Act. It’s the first prosecution of a company for the act of “biopiracy” in the country, and possibly the world.

At the heart of the issue is the phenomenon of the commercialization of indigenous knowledge. Indian farmers argue that they developed the strains of eggplant grown in India over generations, and Monsanto has no right to come in and build a product out of their own indigenous species.

Monsanto took locally-grown eggplant “without any conformance with the biological diversity act, and therefore it is biopiracy,” said Leo Saldanha, director of the Environmental Support Group, an Indian NGO. Saldanha filed the initial complaint that prompted India to pursue charges.

It is not actually illegal to develop GM foods from indigenous crops in India, but the the government placed a moratorium on eggplant development last year after an outcry from farmers. It’s this moratorium that Monsanto is accused of breaking.

However, in the month since the government announced it intends to file charges, no actual charges have been laid. France24 correspondent Vikram Singh said India may be coming under pressure from Monsanto and other multinationals not to pursue the case.

But Singh said government officials insist they are simply taking their time to build a water-tight case.

Farmers’ opposition to Monsanto and genetically modified crops in India goes back to before the eggplant controversy, and traces its roots at least partly to an earlier controversy about genetically modified cotton.

After successfully introducing GM cotton to India, Monsanto was besieged by bad publicity when a failed crop allegedly caused farmers to commit suicide. Crop failures are common in India, but when the GM cotton crop failed, the farmers growing it were saddled with enormous debt.

By some counts, the suicide toll related to GM crop failure is in the hundreds of thousands, though some observers have challenged that notion.

The company has also been accused of using child labour in its cotton seed production operations.

Monsanto has largely refused to comment to the media about the eggplant controversy, but France24 reported that the company is blaming its Indian sub-contractor for the unauthorized use of eggplant species.

France 24’s Singh said the case “will have ramifications beyond this incident. … It’s hugely important because how they handle this will set precedent for cases in the future.”

The stakes for Monsanto are huge. Besides cotton and eggplant, the company sees an enormous potential market for genetically modified corn in India. The St. Louis-based firm’s sales in India have been growing rapidly in recent years and now stand at around $7 billion per year.

 

Jailed Catholics ‘less well off’

prison bars

Catholics in prisons in NI get fewer privileges than their Protestant counterparts, according to a report.

A survey by Criminal Justice Inspection found 80% of prison officers were Protestants and Catholic inmates receive less favourable treatment.

This inspection examined whether criminal justice agencies were meeting their legal obligation to ensure equality and human rights are promoted.

The Prison Service was strongly criticised in the report.

There is a question to be answered as to why the religion of a prisoner would have an impact on the regime that they experience within the Prison Service.
Dr Michael Maguire
Criminal Justice Inspection

Prison Service director Robin Masefield said they had no control over the religious backgrounds of people sent to jail.

“In the past number of years, we have had a higher proportion of Roman Catholics coming through, particularly on the remand side, so inevitably one’s getting something of a slight disproportionate make-up there,” he told the BBC.

The majority of prison wardens in Northern Ireland have historically been Protestant, and Mr Masefield said about 25% to 30% of recent applicants to the Prison Service were Catholic, something which was “not as high as the police but a step in the right direction”.

Mr Masefield said the Prison Service did not have 50-50 recruitment provisions like the police, but they had “made great strides in the recent past” and aimed to achieve a target of 35% Catholic applicants by 2011.

The report, published on Tuesday, looked at equality and human rights in every aspect of agencies’ operation, policies and practice.

BBC NI Home Affairs correspondent Vincent Kearney said: “Inspectors found that Catholic prisoners received fewer privileges than Protestants and the report calls on the prison service to investigate why this is the case.

The important thing about equality monitoring is that you do not take raw data without context and draw conclusions from that
Monica Fitzpatrick
Prison Service

“But the inspectors also criticise other agencies for failing to comply with their legal obligation to properly collect and monitor equality information.”

The report’s authors said there wasn’t enough information about how the criminal justice system treats defendants, victims or witnesses.

Dr Michael Maguire, Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice in Northern Ireland, said: “The report highlights the importance of collecting timely, relevant and comprehensive information.”

He added: “There is a question to be answered as to why the religion of a prisoner would have an impact on the regime that they experience within the Prison Service.”

Fluctuating

Privileges for prisoners include telephone access, television-watching and association with other inmates.

Prison Service equality adviser Monica Fitzpatrick said although she did not dispute the figures contained in the report, the proportion of prisoners from different religious backgrounds was constantly fluctuating.

“The important thing about equality monitoring is that you do not take raw data without context and draw conclusions from that,” she said.

Criminal Justice Minister Paul Goggins welcomed the report and said the criminal justice system was committed to equality.

He said two of CJI‘s recommendations were already in place and an action plan for the others had been drawn up.

The report was also welcomed by the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland. Chief Executive Evelyn Collins said: “Effective monitoring allows public bodies to identify and address any underlying issues which may impact on the promotion of equality.”

UVF behind attack on Catholic crew

Belfast, Irlanda del Norte

Loyalist paramilitaries were behind the vicious attack on a Catholic teenager working on a film set in South Belfast this week, the SBN can reveal.

UVF thugs embarked on the brutal assault on an 18-year-old film extra in the Village last Friday (January 6), after discovering Catholic teenagers from the Short Strand were working on the film.

Since the vicious attack, which saw the teenager badly beaten, placed in a wheelie bin and left for dead, local UVF men have visited a local community centre which hosted the film crew to warn them not to bring anyone else into the area “without their permission”.

With many Thanks to : Loyalist paramilitaries were behind the vicious attack on a Catholic teenager working on a film set in South Belfast this week, the SBN can reveal.

UVF thugs embarked on the brutal assault on an 18-year-old film extra in the Village last Friday (January 6), after discovering Catholic teenagers from the Short Strand were working on the film.

English: mural lojalist belfast

Since the vicious attack, which saw the teenager badly beaten, placed in a wheelie bin and left for dead, local UVF men have visited a local community centre which hosted the film crew to warn them not to bring anyone else into the area “without their permission”.

The paramilitary group also ordered community workers not to speak to the press about the attack, saying “there would be consequences” if they disobeyed.

The crew, which was filming for a number of days for the movie The Good Man starring The Wire actor Aiden Gillen, were in and around Frenchpark Street and Ebor Street on the day of the attack. They had been using the nearby Windsor Women’s Centre as a base of operations while continuing to film around the Village.

However around 3.50pm, a group of loyalists confronted the crew, hurling sectarian insults and threats. As the crew went to drive off, 18-year-old James Turley was caught by the mob who beat him severely before placing him in a wheelie bin. The vicious assault only stopped when his attackers thought he was dead.

Ulster Volunteer Force

Village sources, who were too frightened to be named, said the UVF were “obviously upset Catholics were in the area” with one adding “they were making no money from a film being made here”.

Another source told how UVF men subsequently visited Windsor Women’s Centre on Monday (January 9) and threatened staff.

“The community workers were told no-one else was to be allowed into the Village without the UVF’s permission. It shows the influence they are still trying to exert on this area.

“The staff were also told they were forbidden from going to the press about the incident or there would be consequences. It’s the same old thing down here with them trying to run things.

A UVF mural in Carrickfergus

“There were a few local lads also involved in the film so it was helping this area out. I don’t like to see stuff like this happening because the Village gets enough bad press as it is but it’s horrible to see.”

Susan Picken of Manifesto Films, the company making the film, said she would think twice about returning to the Village for future shoots.

“Filming there was a very positive experience for most of the time and the local community were brilliant to us. It’s a shame something like this has happened and I wouldn’t want anything to reflect badly on the people we worked with.

“I have no idea about paramilitary involvement and I wouldn’t want to comment on that. All I can say is the people we dealt with were absolutely brilliant but working there again would be something we would need to look at very carefully.”

The PSNI refused to say if it was examining the paramilitary link to the attack saying only they were treating it as sectarian.

A police spokesperson appealed for anyone with information to contact them on 0845 600 8000.

The paramilitary group also ordered community workers not to speak to the press about the attack, saying “there would be consequences” if they disobeyed.

The crew, which was filming for a number of days for the movie The Good Man starring The Wire actor Aiden Gillen, were in and around Frenchpark Street and Ebor Street on the day of the attack. They had been using the nearby Windsor Women’s Centre as a base of operations while continuing to film around the Village.

However around 3.50pm, a group of loyalists confronted the crew, hurling sectarian insults and threats. As the crew went to drive off, 18-year-old James Turley was caught by the mob who beat him severely before placing him in a wheelie bin. The vicious assault only stopped when his attackers thought he was dead.

Village sources, who were too frightened to be named, said the UVF were “obviously upset Catholics were in the area” with one adding “they were making no money from a film being made here”.

Another source told how UVF men subsequently visited Windsor Women’s Centre on Monday (January 9) and threatened staff.

“The community workers were told no-one else was to be allowed into the Village without the UVF’s permission. It shows the influence they are still trying to exert on this area.

“The staff were also told they were forbidden from going to the press about the incident or there would be consequences. It’s the same old thing down here with them trying to run things.

“There were a few local lads also involved in the film so it was helping this area out. I don’t like to see stuff like this happening because the Village gets enough bad press as it is but it’s horrible to see.”

Susan Picken of Manifesto Films, the company making the film, said she would think twice about returning to the Village for future shoots.

“Filming there was a very positive experience for most of the time and the local community were brilliant to us. It’s a shame something like this has happened and I wouldn’t want anything to reflect badly on the people we worked with.

“I have no idea about paramilitary involvement and I wouldn’t want to comment on that. All I can say is the people we dealt with were absolutely brilliant but working there again would be something we would need to look at very carefully.”

The PSNI refused to say if it was examining the paramilitary link to the attack saying only they were treating it as sectarian.

With Many Thanks to :  Scott Jamison

A police spokesperson appealed for anyone with information to contact them on 0845 600 8000.

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Lady Thatcher to be honoured with State funeral, but Palace fears there might not be enough troops to line streets of London

Margaret Thatcher is to be given the ultimate accolade of a State funeral when she reaches the end of her days – the first British Prime Minister since Winston Churchill to be afforded such an honour.

But the possibility of a formal procession could be jeopardised by fears that there are insufficient troops available to line the route because the Armed Forces are so overstretched in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Although Lady Thatcher is currently in good health – she was with the Queen at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday – The Mail on Sunday has learned that plans
are under way for her funeral, when the time eventually comes, to take place at
St Paul’s Cathedral.

 

Lady ThatcherHighest honour: Lady Thatcher, pictured at this year’s Wimbledon, will have a State funeral

The Queen and Gordon Brown are both in discussions with Lady Thatcher’s  private office concerning the arrangements. This does not reflect any concern over Lady Thatcher’s health, but simply the prudent long-term planning necessary for any event involving the Queen.

It has not yet been decided whether the 82-year-old former Conservative leader will lie in state in Westminster Hall. To date the only Prime Minister in the 20th and 21st centuries to be given this honour was Churchill.

There were four non-Royal State funerals in the 19th century – Nelson, Wellington, Palmerston and Gladstone.

 St Paul's Opulent: St Paul’s Cathedral, chosen by Lady Thatcher as funeral venue

St Paul’s was chosen at Lady Thatcher’s request. The Queen is expected to be among the many world leaders, Royals and other dignitaries who would be in attendance.

Overall arrangements for the funeral are being led by Sir Malcolm Ross, the Queen’s former Master of the Royal Household, who has managed every Royal funeral since 1997, including those of Princess Diana and the Queen Mother.

A source said: ‘Sir Malcolm has been brought in because he has an excellent track record and is considered the best man for the job.’

Sir Malcolm is renowned for his discretion and kept the plans for the Queen Mother’s funeral in his briefcase for 17 years. It is hoped that those for Lady Thatcher will also not be needed for many years.

His plans have also been discussed with Lady Thatcher’s daughter Carol and son Mark in conjunction with Mark Worthington, her senior adviser.

In a separate proposal, the Queen has also given her permission for Lady Thatcher to lie in the Chapel of St Mary’s Undercroft immediately beneath Westminster Hall on the night before her funeral. Family friends and VIPs would be able to visit the chapel to pay their last respects.

Informed sources last night confirmed that the Queen and Gordon Brown had given their blessing to the preparation of funeral arrangements for Lady Thatcher in recognition both of her achievements and for being Britain’s first woman Prime Minister.

She led the country from 1979 to 1990, winning three Elections and the Falklands War, and was credited with reversing the nation’s post-Second World War decline.

Despite her age, Lady Thatcher is in good health, although she has suffered a series of mini-strokes which resulted in short-term memory loss. Earlier this year she appeared frail when she was photographed with the Queen aboard the QE2 for Her Majesty’s final visit to the liner.

But a close friend said last night: ‘Lady T has been on fine form lately. She was with the Queen at a Buckingham Palace garden party on Tuesday, had lunch with a friend on Wednesday and is greatly looking forward to going on holiday in the French Alps with friends soon.’

A senior official involved in the funeral plans told The Mail on Sunday: ‘What’s in place at the moment is a contingency plan for a State funeral.

‘It is yet to be decided whether Lady Thatcher will lie in state. They won’t decide on the finer details until the actual time. There might be a new Prime Minister in place which could change things.

‘Ultimately it’s a call for the Government as to whether Lady Thatcher will lie in state.

One of the implications for a State funeral is that the Government meets the costs.

‘Another aspect is that there would usually be a long procession from Westminster Hall to St Paul’s Cathedral which involves the Armed Forces lining the route and marching through the streets of London.

 

State funeral

Flashback: Sir Winston Churchill’s 1965 State funeral

‘There is an enormous pressure on our already stretched Forces and how many servicemen and women will be available is a serious consideration. It won’t be the case of bringing troops back home, but they are a long way from deciding on the finer details.

‘Whatever happens, the process will involve the Queen and the Ministry of Defence. It’s quite normal for a State funeral to be planned in advance. These things deserve forethought and planning; they can’t be conjured up over night.

‘Obviously everyone involved wants things to be as smooth as possible.’

State funerals are generally reserved for monarchs, but may, by order of the reigning monarch, be granted to other national heroes, such as Lord Nelson.

By tradition a State funeral for someone who is not a Royal is attended by the Monarch.

In addition, there is a lying in state and a military procession. But they are not all the same.

Hundreds of thousands of people filed past Churchill’s coffin during a three-day lying in state in Westminster Hall in 1965. By contrast, the public was not admitted during Gladstone’s lying in state in 1898.

Although the Queen Mother was Queen, she chose a Royal Ceremonial funeral.

However, her lying in state took place over three days and vast numbers queued to pay their respects.

Princess Diana also had a Royal Ceremonial funeral, a break with protocol since she was neither a consort to the Monarch nor heir to the throne. In other respects, it had all the trappings of a State funeral.

The funerals of other post-war Prime Ministers were considerably more modest than the plans being made for Lady Thatcher. No tickets were required to attend the Salisbury Cathedral funeral of her predecessor as Tory leader, Sir Edward Heath.

There was a simple ceremony on the Scilly Isles for Labour Prime Minister Harold Wilson. Former Conservative Prime Minister Harold Macmillan was buried in a quiet Sussex churchyard after a private service near his family home.

Lady Thatcher’s private office was unavailable for comment, and when contacted by The Mail on Sunday Sir Malcolm Ross declined to comment.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1034634/Lady-Thatcher-honoured-State-funeral.html#ixzz1iyCqr2WF

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RUC/PSNI BACK-UP COMMUNITY WORKER / CRJ (COMMUNITY RESTOREATIVE JUSTICE ) WHY ???

The fire service has said that the Fire at Sean Dolans was accidental. Yesterday, members of Provisional Sinn Fein openly named a republican saying he was responsible. Elisha Mc Laughlin also named this man. The 32csm went to the scene of the blaze in solidarity with the Club and were greeted by insults from Provos who told a life long Republican in his late 60s from Creggan that he was not welcome. Provisional Sinn Fein has attempted to create a fued mentallity in Derry and failed. (Plz copy and paste the Truth)

Fire at Derry GAA club ‘not suspicious’

A fire which caused extensive damage to a GAA club in Londonderry is not being treated as suspicious.

The blaze broke out at Sean Dolan’s in Creggan in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Police have said they believe it started accidentally.

Club chairman Hugh Wilkinson said the roof of the building “had gone”.

“We are absolutely shocked. The community can’t believe what’s happened here,” he said.

Sinn Fein Deputy Mayor of Derry Kevin Campbell said the venue was used by many in the community and it was hoped the clubhouse would be rebuilt as soon as possible.

“As well as being a focal point for the local Gaelic club, this building also provides employment for local people,” he said.

“As a club they are totally embedded within the Creggan community and have built up an excellent infrastructure, particularly at youth level, a policy which has borne fruit with a number of successes in recent years.”

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