Originally posted on Pride's Purge:
(not satire – it’s the UK today!)
Allegations of sex crimes by leading members of the establishment – including paedophilia – are being kept secret from the public until at least the year 2056.
Here’s an example. Documents relating to allegations against a ‘peer of the realm‘ will not be released until at least the year 2043:
And why has the government decided to keep these documents secret until at least the year 2056:
Could the Diplomatic Service employee Colin Peters mentioned above be the same Diplomatic Service employee Colin Peters who was later jailed for sexually abusing children and is linked to the current Operation Fernbridge police investigation into allegations of child sexual abuse by leading members of the establishment?
Whatever the case. Why the extreme secrecy?
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Originally posted on Eat Your Brains Out; Exploring Science, Exposing Creationism:
Angela Constance, Mike Russell’s replacement, November 2014, as Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning
Some of us had been wondering whether the replacement of Mike Russell by Angela Constance as Scottish Education Secretary would see any improvement in the Government’s “See no evil” approach to the problem of creationism in schools. We have not had long to wait. The answer is no. On the contrary, things suddenly seem to have got a whole lot worse.
Regular readers will know of the Scottish Secular Society’s Petition to the Scottish Parliament, in which we seek
official guidance to bar the presentation in Scottish publicly funded schools of separate creation and of Young Earth doctrines as viable alternatives to the established science of evolution, common descent, and deep time.
The Government’s response to the Committee, issued December 15, over the signature of Tim Simons, Head of Curriculum Unit, Learning Directorate, states that…
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Edinburgh based band Young Fathers last week won the Mercury Prize adding it to the SAY Award won earlier in the year. The band have since been slated for their attitude to the tabloid press – an attitude which Bella salutes them for.
This from Dazed:
“Young Fathers caused one of the biggest upsets in music this year when they walked away with the Mercury Prize, beating out the frontrunner and bookies’ favourite FKA twigs. But the Scottish hip-hop and electronica trio also raised some eyebrows in another way: as the band did the press circuit, first as nominees and then as winners, they emphatically refused to talk to music journalists from right-wing newspapers. In fact, they actively demanded the removal of Sun and Daily Star reporters from the red carpet area where musicians are expected to do interviews.
Obviously, said journalists were pretty pissed off. In an article for Drowned in Sound
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Originally posted on GB on tour!:
Dear Sir Bob,
Thanks so much for doing the Ebola fundraising thing. We hope you raise lots and lots of money. The only thing is, there is a world outside your window Sir, but it might not be quite how you imagine it. We thought you might like to refer to our handy list of facts and figures to help you along when you do the Live Aid 30 re-edit.
Do they know it’s Christmas? – Lovely sentiment, great tune, huge money raiser, but ever so slightly bonkers!
Lets take a look at the facts:
1. There is water flowing in Africa, really quite a lot of it in fact.
“Where the only water flowing Is the bitter sting of tears”
What? What about the world’s longest river? The river Nile is over 4000 miles long.
(The 5 biggest rivers in Africa are: Nile, Congo, Zambizi, Niger, Orange river)
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An extraordinary weekend in Scotland as the fallout from the referendum continues and a new political landscape unfolds. The potential as indicated from Ipsos/Mori polls is eye-popping – with a possible disastrous collapse of Labour votes and a huge swathe of SNP returns to Westminster, which has triggered a wider debate in the radical and progressive left about tactics, strategies and futures.
The polls may be exaggerated, but huge change is still looming, with the potential for the SNP to hold the balance of power at Westminster, in part testimony toSalmond’s legacy and tactical nous.
With businessman Ivan McKee, plus committed and well-respected left-wing activist Tam Dean Burn and top human rights campaigners and criminal defence solicitor Aamer Anwar joining the SNP in recent days, the momentum looks irresistible for a huge TACTICAL vote to heave us into a position of power next year.
With the SNP to…
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Originally posted on Lakota Voice:
November 14, 2014
by Wica Agli
Rosebud, SD – In response to today’s vote in the U.S. House of Representatives to authorize the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, the Rosebud Sioux Tribal President announced that the Rosebud Sioux Tribe (Sicangu Lakota Oyate) recognizes the authorization of this pipeline as an act of war.
The Tribe has done its part to remain peaceful in its dealings with the United States in this matter, in spite of the fact that the Rosebud Sioux Tribe has yet to be properly consulted on the project, which would cross through Tribal land, and the concerns brought to the Department of Interior and to the Department of State have yet to be addressed.
“The House has now signed our death warrants and the death warrants of our children and grandchildren. The Rosebud Sioux Tribe will not allow this pipeline through our lands,” said President Scott of…
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