In July 2011, the Daily Mirror accused the comedian, known for his strong yet hilariously articulated opinions, of being a racist and being ‘forced’ to quite Mock The Week.
Boyle has recently successfully sued the tabloid ‘news’paper for lible. This makes me happy to say the least. There are too few honest figures in the public eye and to try and bring them down with weak accusations is damaging to the already indoctrinate brains of the masses (my subjective opinion). Surprise, surprise; the kind hearted yet brutally honest philanthropist is donating the money to charity.
“A person’s DNA is only added to that database when in police custody for a recordable offence.
- According to official figures, black people accounted for at least 15 percent of the sentenced population in prison, 13 percent of the remand population and 21 percent of fine defaulters. The ethnic grouping of the female British prison population follows roughly similar proportions (“UK Numbers by Crime”, Economic and Social Research Council, 2009, and “Prison population of British nationals: by ethnic group: Social Trends 34”, Office for National Statistics).
- According to official figures, Muslims account for 12 percent of the prison population and an even higher proportion in high security jails (“Growing fears over Muslim prison ‘gangs’”, BBC, 12 March 2010).
- Black people, who according to government statistics make up 2 percent of the population, are the principal suspects in 11.7 percent of homicides (“Statistics on Race and the Criminal Justice System”, UK Home Office, 2004).
- A study has confirmed that whites are overwhelmingly the victims of racially motivated crime, and not the perpetrators, as often portrayed by the controlled media.”—
There are so many things that make me feel sick in this manifesto. Let us start with these dated and onesided ideas about black people. This shows how politicians, much like the media, use and manipulate the truth to get their way.
A study has confirmed? WHAT STUDY?!?! Unbelievable.
Nick Griffin: Standing up for his beliefs or being a moron?
"Say no to heterophobia".
Heterophobia? This word seems to be used by the ever so eloquent and poised gentleman leader of the British National Party, Nick Griffin as an altertanitive to the usual; ‘homosexual’. Does that make me homophobic because I am only attracted to females?
If you haven’t heard about his shinnanigans already, please read on and check out my sources.
A gay couple booked a room at a B&B and paid their deposit. The owner of the B&B in question refused the couple’s right to stay in a double room together as it is a ‘sin’ to share a bed out of heterosexual marriage.
So, Miss. Wilkinson, do you check all of your guests that book a double room for wedding certificates and rings?
However outrageous you think this is, it pales in comparison to the actions of Nick Griffin. He chose, as an MEP (considered to be intelligent beings) belonging to one of our main political parties, to post his brilliant idea and view of the situation on Twitter. Attempting to encourage a protest outside the couple’s house by posting their address (yes, you read that correctly), Griffin has, slanderously or not, dubbed the couple ‘heterophobic’.
I would love to hear everyone’s view on the situation.
Let me see… You think they should ‘go back to where they came from’? Where did you come from? Should you go back there? Are you suggesting that because, as far as you are aware and choose to blindly believe,we were here first, that we own this collection of islands we call the United Kingdom of Great Britain? After all, ‘finders; keepers, losers; weepers’ right? What about Australia, for example? Who owns that? The Commonwealth? The Aborigines? The quolls, the quokkas and the bandicoots?
I supposed my real questions to you are:
Why do you feel we have the right to live here more than anyone?
What makes this kingdom ‘united’ and what makes it so ‘great’?
Lancashire police taser a blind man: he’s lucky to be alive. Others will not be so fortunate.
"How hard can it be to tell the difference between a samurai sword and a white cane? Relatedly, how difficult is to be accepted as the kind of person qualified to serve as a member of the Lancashire police?
The news that a 61-year old blind man was tasered by police searching for a “suspect” seen carrying a samurai sword through the wild and mean streets of Chorley, Lancashire should surprise no-one. Colin Farmer, the victim of this assault, is fortunate to be alive. Granted, the police officer responsible for tasering him could not know Mr Farmer had twice suffered strokes but how hard can it really be to avoid tasering an old man?
Plenty hard, apparently. The specifics of this particular case are appalling but they should not astonish anyone. On the contrary, it is the entirely predictable consequence of arming the police with these weapons.
Taser use in England increased by 45% last year and we may expect that figure to be repeated this year. And since the Police Federation want to treble the number of officers armed with these weapons it is only a matter of time before the police kill more people. It’s when not if.
The police, as usual, have apologised to Mr Farmer and promised an “urgent investigation” to “understand what lessons can be learned“. Bully for them. We should expect that the results of this investigation will be the usual nonsense focusing on training and guidelines and how tasers are deployed.
But the problem – and it is a problem – is not how tasers are used by the police but that they are used at all. It is a further example of the increasing paramilitarisation of the police and if the UK lags some long way behind the Americans in this regard we are nevertheless inching our way along the same, sorry, lethal road.
I hope Mr Farmer sues Lancashire police and that he takes them for as much as he can.”
Bear in mind, the maximum a taser can fire is 35 feet. I am pretty sure you can tell the difference between a blind stick and a sword at 35 feet.
“It’s up to us to decide when shit things happen. You literally have the choice to wallow in it and let it consume you, or take it like a warrior.”—Someone who is more inspirational than she knows and needs to take her own advice.
Sci-Fi horror. A genre that seemed to be swiftly evaded in the handful of action based sequels to the Ridley Scott classic; Alien. This well crafted prequel, however, is a true testament to its original predecessor. From the eerie conversational scenes based in CGI-free chambers of the ship, to majestic wide shots of the newly discovered planet and its contents, the Scott touch has truly returned in all its glory. Let us not forget the additional writing provided by the original story writers of the ‘Alien’ movie, which can be felt through some pivotal moments in the story.
Make-up is definitely a hit and miss element to the film. The somewhat disappointing fake ‘old man’ face that Wayland seems to bare, is a confusing contrast to the convincing humanoid alien that opens the film. Couple the fantastic animatronics and prosthetics with the tasteful use of CGI, however, and you soon forgive any of the less impressive visuals.
Scenery did not disappoint. The aforementioned chambers of the ship brought back memories of a young Sigourney Weaver and John hurt. Even through the goggles of high definition quality, the atmosphere in the chambers bears an uncanny resemblance to that of ‘Nostromo’ from the 1979 first film in the franchise. Giger’s influence also feels more present here, possibly even than in the first Alien film. The murals, machinery and monsters that we come across are full of the Gothic and of course, somewhat phallic imagery that the art fans among us will know H. R. Giger so well for.
With an impressive cast led by Theron and Fassbender, and the unique atmosphere that only Scott seems to create, Prometheus left a true fan of the 'Alien' franchise with a feeling of nostalgia and satisfaction. Some of the visuals however, could have benefited from a little more attention, giving this tense sci-fi horror prequel a 4 star rating.