Add y the ASA said that consumer research showed that the use of the phrase ‘Iain Duncan Smith’ or his image in advertising was “so likely to cause widespread offence he should not be used at all our thoughts here… (optional)

Pride's Purge

(satire – probably)

Amazon has sparked outrage by defending its comparison of Iain Duncan Smith to a c*nt on a Christmas card, arguing that although they were aware how offensive the Secretary of State for Work and Pension is to many people, he was featured in a “light-hearted” way that was not likely to offend any particular group, particularly as everyone knows he is one anyway.

The statement came after the Advertising Standards Authority banned an internet ad which appeared on Amazon.co.uk for a Christmas card which openly featured a picture of Mr Duncan Smith alongside the text: “You’re a c*nt. Sorry, I meant to say ‘Merry Christmas’.”

But in a submission to the ASA, Amazon said that it should not have been banned because “the card was not offensive, aggressive or lewd in its use of Mr Duncan Smith. It was meant as a bit of light-hearted, irreverent fun about someone who we…

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Chris says:
March 21, 2013 at 6:39 pm
How do we make this change? Who do we vote for? …or do we need guns and a revolution? It seems that all of our politicians are cut from the same parasitic cloth.

Scriptonite Daily

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UK Chancellor George Osborne’s Budget yesterday informed the nation that by 2018 national debt will have doubled since 2010, whilst the welfare state and living standards have been crushed.  If debt is going up, and services are being cut, where is the money actually going?

 Short History of UK National Debt

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National Debt was a facility created by the development of bills and bonds on the 17th century.  It provided a way for governments to finance wars. It is recorded in £’s but it is also important to see it as a percentage of GDP.  This is important because debt is not significant without understanding how it relates to our income.

Funding World War I meant the debt shooting up to £7.4bn (127% of GDP) between 1914 and 1919. The following two decades saw the Wall Street crash in the 20’s, followed by the recession…

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the emperors new clothes

Hans Christian Andersen wrote a story about two weavers who promise an Emperor a new suit of clothes that is invisible to those unfit for their positions, stupid, or incompetent. When the Emperor parades before his subjects in his new clothes his sycophantic courtiers all tell him how wonderful the clothes are and do not dare to say he is naked, until a child cries out; “But he isn’t wearing anything at all”! 

Duncan-Smith and Lord Freud are the two weavers who have promised the Emperor Cameron they can weave a beautiful ethical justification to their welfare reforms that is invisible to those unfit for their positions, stupid or incompetent. When Emperor Cameron parades his ethical justifications in public all his sycophantic free marketeers tell him he is the fairest Emperor there has ever been. But he isn’t wearing anything at all! 

The two weavers at the Department for Weavers of Punishment have set the destitute homeless against the poorest tenants when the true unfairness is to be found, from 2010, in the additional inequalities of wealth and incomes those reforms are imposing on both homeless and tenants. 

They say it is unfair on the homeless for the poorest tenants to have a spare bedroom. They claim that homeless people are the victims of the poorest tenants. 

But the reality is that homeless and tenants are both victims of a chaotic UK housing market that allows bankers bonuses and overseas property speculators to buy second and third homes in London and leave them empty; this forces rents above caps and families and individuals out of London to other councils also short of housing. The poorest people are all victims of the failures of the 1979, 1997 and 2010 governments to devise any affordable housing policies. 

They say the bedroom tax is not a tax. 

But the reality is that the 15% or 25% cuts in housing benefit, and all the £18 billion cuts in welfare, are like all taxes, helping to pay for windmills, railways, deficit reduction, and the tax cut for the very wealthy. 

This was posted on the TAP facebook page; 

“I am unemployed and still suffer recurrent illness following a heart attack several years ago. Two years ago my income was cut by £30 per week. I can rarely afford to have my central heating on as I use a card meter. Now I have to pay the council for having an so-called “spare” bedroom or move out of a flat that I have occupied for the past 30 years. 

What do I do with any extra furniture?
How do I manage to pack let alone move my belongings when some days I can barely even walk to the local shop? 
How am I supposed to pay for a removal van? .

Two of my neighbours are in almost exactly the same position, one in his sixties following the death of his wife, the other around 55 after his son left home.”

They say it is unfair on the taxpayer that that the poorest tenants should receive high housing benefit on expensive districts like Belgravia. 

But the reality is that it is unfair on the tenants that that landlords and landowners profited from increasing billions of pounds of housing benefit for decades by raising rents in a housing market in short supply and are now contributing nothing to deficit reduction; rent controls would be the better option. 

They say it is fair for the Emperor to lend 20% of the value to people who can buy homes up to the value of £600,000. 

But the reality is a desperate need for national investment in affordable homes of all tenures be they ownership, private, RSL or council tenancies and for a stop in the speculation of land; it is needed for homes and productive work and should not be syphoned off into private enrichment. 

Local authorities have followed the example of the two weavers at the DWP by claiming that every one is making a fair contribution in hard times when they tax with 8.5% to 30% of the council tax the already shredded benefits left over by the Department for Weavers of Punishment. 

But the reality is that inevitable council tax arrears are enforced by council’s applying for a liability order adding £70 to the CT arrears and then the bailiffs adding up to £400. 

There is nothing what ever fair about imposing such stress and hunger on the decent citizens who claim benefits to survive. 

Rev Paul Nicolson
Taxpayers Against Poverty
93 Campbell Road, 
Tottenham, 
London N17 0BF
0208 3765455
07961 177889
www.taxpayersagainstpoverty.org.uk
www.facebook.com/pages/Taxpayers-Against-Poverty/299911526728884
also at www.prohousingalliance.com
also at www.z2k.org

 

 

Pride's Purge

(not satire – it’s the UK gutter press!)

Can you believe this for breathtaking hypocrisy?

The Mail, the Telegraph and the Sun have all been banging on and bloody on about how awful the European Convention on Human Rights is right?

For example, the Mail said it was a”great day for British justice” when home secretary Theresa May vowed to take the UK out of the European Court of Human Rights, calling it a ‘discredited’ and ‘ludicrous’ convention which allowed “foreign courts to meddle in British justice”.

So on what legal grounds are the same newspaper groups basing their refusal to comply with the new press regulations agreed in parliament today?

That’s right – they’re saying they’re going to boycott the regulations because they’re contrary to article 10 of …… wait for it …… the European Convention of Human Rights!

Maybe Murdoch, Rothermere and co are so arrogant they believe human rights only apply to…

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The Sun, The Telegraph and The Mail – we’re above UK laws so we’ll ignore them

Pride's Purge

(not satire – it’s the UK today!)

In a breathtaking display of audacity, the proprietors of the Telegraph, the Sun and the Mail have all threatened to ignore any vote in parliament if MPs decide today to set up an independent press regulation system.

The threat by Rupert Murdoch, Lord Rothermere and the Barclay brothers to ignore decisions democratically taken by elected members of our parliament shows the four foreign-resident, tax-exile, billionaire press barons who control the majority of the press in the UK – clearly think UK laws are only for the plebs and they’re exempt from them.

Personally I think if Murdoch, Rothermere and the Barclay brothers really do think they’re above the law – a spell in Wandsworth Prison alongside Chris Huhne might do wonders to dispossess them of that illusion.

Don’t you?

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#dwp #nazis “The govt see these families as an absolute blight on society and one way or another are determined to get rid of them in any way they can.”

This statement was sent to one of our group member who forwarded it to us, we are unable to confirm details within – but alarm bells are ringing !!!

“I work within the Department for Work and Pensions so please don’t use my name as it could cost me my job.

 

http://www.jointpublicissues.org.uk/truthandliesaboutpoverty/

Truth and Lies about PovertyPosted on 1 March 2013 by Joint Public IssuesI

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/9683532/Put-children-before-parents-says-Michael-Gove.html -Michael Gove, the Education Secretary, signalled a major expansion in the care ..

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2231272/Personal-details-million-children-secret-database-parents-knowledge.ht   IT systems specialists are creating the database – including such information as…

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/housing-network/2012/oct/26/council-homelessness-rules-housing-policy     From 9 November, the responsibility of councils to homeless households will change. Why has nobody noticed, asks Ben Reeve-Lewis

 

 

http://www.dwp.gov.uk/newsroom/press-releases/2013/mar-2013/dwp031-13.shtml

Working with existing troubled families teams in councils, the employment advise…

 

The dwp are rolling out nationally an initiative to work with 120k families whose lives are blighted by joblessness, single parents, crime and truancy. We have specially trained personnel to work closely with them to break these harmful trends and integrate them into society, improve their lives and make working the preferred options.

However what has not been released and is being kept hush hush is that these families are to achieve certain targets working with our staff and stakeholders, professional organisations which have been hand picked to get the desired results as expediently as possible. The department is investing a great deal of resources into this project and participants are to be under no illusions that equal investment and commitment are required from them. This will not be an option where families can choose not to be involved in…..if they refuse to participate, their benefits will be stripped under sanctions. If after a period of 26 weeks results are not forthcoming and improvements tangible and sustained all benefits will be withdrawn. 

The adults will either have to work in any position that can be found and will be paid via fuel food and basic clothing. If the children continue to truant and participate in anti social behaviour those under 13 will be taken into care and those over 13 will be expected to work under the same terms as their parents with tutors twice weekly to ensure a basic level of literacy and numeracy. They will not be living with their parents but in dormitory accommodation. Tenders have been received and a short list drawn up for the lots as with pip. 

Fore runners are G4SDeloitte, Veolia, Capita and Serco Global Services

Myself and many other staff are horrified but are powerless to stop this. The Conservatives are saying they will save more on what they cut on the benefits including DLA for the people in these families getting high rates for anger and behavioural problems, housing benefits and benefits for babies and children. Any of the parents having children throughout or once they’ve failed the initiative will be taken into the care of local authorities. The families will be allowed supervised access at contact centres as deemed acceptable by the people overseeing the project and the handlers for the individual families.

This is all underway and being arranged as we speak. The govt see these families as an absolute blight on society and one way or another are determined to get rid of them in any way they can. Their view is that support and money haven’t helped, ASBO’s are a joke and seen as a badge of honour and children whether in these families or other families on low incomes are a drain on resources and they believe if they stop paying then the children will stop being born and those already here will have to either conform or to be excluded and earn their keep. To get disability allowance for children is going to be nigh on impossible which is why the reforms haven’t targeted them, new plans are underway as the perception is that ALL children need care and parents know this before having them therefore there are only very rare circumstances where additional support is justifiable.

Thank You”

From Fantasy To Fact: Four Ways The Fake Media Creates A False Reality Like us? www.facebook.com/Citizens.Action.Network

From Fantasy To Fact: Four Ways The Fake Media Creates A False Reality
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The mainstream media has abused its power. The global alternative media is demanding accountability.

1. Hyper-attention On A Particular Event, Issue, and Mantra.

The mainstream media exclusively focuses on a single storyline about an event or an issue, which has the effect of marginalizing other points of view that are equally valid, if not more so. Narratives, not facts and objective data, have taken center stage in the aspiring journalist’s mind. Journalists and editors who oversee the making of the news play the same role as screenwriters in the filmmaking process. Their power stems from the fact that the public looks at news as “real,” whereas they know movies are totally fake. But news in the United States and the West is the farthest thing from being real.

Journalists who are in the service of the U.S. intelligence community and other government intelligence agencies are messengers for power. Their job is to repeat government narratives and government mantras. For example, Al-Qaeda is a mantra, not an international terror organization that is at war with America. Read, “Al Qaeda And Human Consciousness: Al Qaeda, Al Qaeda. . . . An Incessant And Repetitive Public Discourse,” by Prof Michel Chossudovsky. The “Arab Spring” is another mantra that Washington has used to fulfill its foreign policy objectives in the Middle East.

The latest mantra that the mainstream media is using in a domestic context is the “fiscal cliff.” Media messengers for the tyrannical establishment do not discuss how the Federal Reserve’s private money machine, Wall Street bailouts, and the military-industrial complex’s wars have caused the skyrocketing of U.S. debt. They just keep repeating “fiscal cliff,” and then offer bipartisan solutions that will benefit the banksters in power while destroying the living standards of middle class taxpayers and workers.

By focusing on the “fiscal cliff,” rather than the Grand Canyon of Deception that is the unconstitutional Federal Reserve system, the mainstream media legitimizes the looting and pillaging of the American people by the transnational banksters.

2. Production of Fake News Reports.

War propaganda is not a new feature of warfare, but the modern Western mass media has taken this art to its highest technological development. What the American, Israeli, and Western media accomplished on the day of September 11, 2001, is simply astonishing. 9/11 was a riveting Hollywood production, from start to finish, from morning to nightfall. It made Hitler’s propaganda team weep from the beyond. But the official 9/11 story is just one example of how news is manufactured by the government in tandem with the press. 

Examples abound in Syria. Propaganda stations like CNN, Al Jazeera, and BBC have reported on fake massacres by the Syrian government, made up the size of anti-Assad protests, and generally exaggerated the intensity of the hatred for Assad within Syria. We cannot rely on the official number of the people who have died in the conflict because the malicious media routinely makes up figures and repeats them until they become accredited as facts.

Up to now, the Western media has painted a very rosy picture of the anti-Assad “rebels” who are foreign-funded Jihadist terrorists, while minimizing the suffering and needless deaths of Assad’s supporters like Syrian-Palestinian actor Mohamad Rafea.

We can clearly see that the revolution in Syria is an imagined revolution and not a real revolution. The Arab Spring is not like an organic plague that spreads from country to country. The U.S., Turkey, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia transported the Arab Spring into Syria, and it met resistance from the politically aware Syrian people and the powerful Syrian state. This is natural because there was never a demand for a violent Jihadi revolution in Syria. The anti-government sentiments in Syria never reached the level of despair, unlike in Egypt, Bahrain, and other countries in the region.

3. Omission of Facts and Alternative Opinions.

Since the mainstream media operates in a politically constructed universe, facts that contradict the word of the U.S. government are suppressed. The integrity of the fake universe is preserved at the cost of destroying the real universe.

Those who have a different opinion of events that transformed America like 9/11 and the 2008 bankster bailout are ridiculed as crazy. When you express alternative opinions that conflict with the official narratives of the U.S. government you are accused of being paranoid, conspiracy theorizing, aiding Al-Qaeda, and drumming up fear for ratings. To learn more about how media propaganda against dissent works, read, “The Propaganda Battlefield: Militants Abroad, Conspiracy Theorists At Home.”

Canceling out reality may work for a while, but it has the last word. It is getting harder for the mainstream media to ridicule independent investigators as conspiracy theorists for pointing out that the U.S. and its dictatorial allies are sponsoring Jihadi terrorism against Syria. Even mainline journalists are beginning to admit it. How can they not? It is pretty tough to cover-up reality.

There are videos of Jihadist mercenaries mass executing civilians and the Western media spin machine is powerless in the face of this kind of explosive evidence. They will just look foolish if they say mass executions by anti-government terrorists isn’t happening and that all the blame for the crisis in Syria falls on Assad’s shoulders.

4. Mass Indoctrination of The Public Through Myth and Ritual.

The example of the 9/11 ritual proves that we think mythically, not rationally. It is easy for a totalitarian government with vast media resources to condition the public and put it under a spell indefinitely. The trouble arises with the arrival of a competing narrative, one that is actually based on scientific facts as opposed to propaganda.

But a sustained media campaign to brainwash the public in combination with the trauma of terror can effectively keep the public under the government’s spell for a very long time. Read, “Seven Ways Events Like 7/7 Empower Socialized Warfare,” to learn about the effectiveness of false flag terrorism. Also, read, “7 Reasons Washington’s Grand Counter-Terrorism Myths Persist In The Face of Evidence.”

What is it about mass public rituals that galvanize political leaders and embolden them to take radical action that otherwise would not be accepted by the majority of the public? They are trigger events that create mass panic and chaos, resulting in greater government power over the minds of spellbound citizens. Martin S. Day, author of the book, ‘The Many Meanings of Myth,’ says there are six sociological purposes of cultural and social rituals, and you can read them here.

When an entire civilization is emotionally and intellectually invested in a particular myth, it is nearly impossible to divorce the civilization from the myth. How has the 9/11 myth benefited Western civilization? In terms of war, the West has been politically able to wage aggression against numerous innocent countries in the Middle East by holding up the 9/11 myth to the rest of the world as a moral justification for its war crimes.

But America and the West has also been destroyed because of the 9/11 myth and the illegitimate global war on terrorism. Economically, politically, morally, intellectually, and spiritually, Western governments are reaching the point of bankruptcy. 

http://disquietreservations.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/from-fantasy-to-fact-four-ways-fake.html