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Michael Adebolajo attacked in Belmarsh prison


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English: Royal Regiment of Fusiliers performing public duties (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Michael Adebolajo, one of the two men accused of murdering soldier Lee Rigby outside Woolwich barracks, is believed to have been injured in an attack in Belmarsh prison.

The prison service said the attack occurred on Wednesday but refused to confirm reports that Adebolajo had suffered injuries to his mouth or that he had been targeted by prison officers.

A spokeswoman said: “The police are investigating an incident that took place at HMP Belmarsh on 17 July. It would be inappropriate to comment while the investigation [is] ongoing.”

The BBC reported that Adebolajo, 28, was receiving medical treatment after losing two teeth.

Adebolajo, from Romford, is accused of hacking Rigby to death near Woolwich barracks in south-east London on 22 May. Michael Adebowale, 22, from Greenwich, has been accused alongside him. The trial is scheduled to begin on 18 November.

Adebolajo faces further charges related to the attempted murder of two police officers and possession of a firearm with intent to cause others to believe that violence would be used.

Rigby, a machine gunner and ceremonial drummer in the 2nd Battalion the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, was given a military funeral last week. The prime minister, David Cameron, and mayor of London, Boris Johnson, joined thousands of mourners at the ceremony in Bury near Manchester.

Rigby’s death has sparked several clashes between rival protesters despite pleas from police and the soldier’s family for it not to be used for political gain.

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Nigel Farage blasts ‘fascist’ protesters after Edinburgh confrontation


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English: Nigel Farage at Lord’s cricket ground, London, summer 2009, Sunday of the Ashes Test match (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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UK Independence Party (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

UKIP leader Nigel Farage has described protesters who besieged him in an Edinburgh pub as “fascist scum”.

Mr Farage had to be escorted from the Canons’ Gait pub in a police van after angry confrontations on Thursday.

He told BBC Scotland the incident was deeply racist and displayed a total hatred of the English.

Mr Farage called on Scottish National Party leader Alex Salmond to condemn the behaviour. The SNP said the UKIP leader had “lost the plot”.

Mr Farage hung up during a telephone interview with the Good Morning Scotland programme on BBC Radio Scotland after being pressed about his lack of knowledge of Scottish politics and the low level of support for his party north of the border.

He later described the interview as “insulting”.

First Minister Alex Salmond said that Mr Farage’s accusation of a “hate campaign” from the BBC during the radio interview showed it would be a “great mistake” to take “somebody of that mentality with any degree of seriousness”.

Mr Salmond added: “We can frankly do without UKIP, who dislike everybody and know absolutely nothing about Scotland.”

When asked if he condemned the demonstration against Mr Farage, the first minister said: “If there’s been any law-breaking – and that’s yet to be established – then obviously we condemn that, as we always do in Scotland, but you’ve got to get things into context.
“A student demonstration isn’t the Dreyfus trial.”

UKIP leader Nigel Farage, on being scared of protesters: “I’ve been in worse places than that”

Mr Farage was in Edinburgh to launch his party’s Scottish campaign following recent electoral gains in England.

Police said two men had been arrested following the protest.

Speaking to the Good Morning Scotland programme, Mr Farage said: “If this is the face of Scottish nationalism, it’s a pretty ugly picture.”

He added: “The anger, the hatred, the shouting, the snarling, the swearing was all linked in to a desire for the Union Jack to be burnt.”

The UKIP leader said the demonstrators did not represent Scotland and dismissed suggestions his party was an irrelevance north of the border.

“The fact that 50 yobbo fascist scum turn up and aren’t prepared to listen to the debate, I absolutely refuse to believe is representative of Scottish public opinion,” Mr Farage said.
He said he had heard before that some parts of Scottish nationalism were “akin to fascism” but “yesterday I saw it face-to-face”.

Mr Farage also told BBC Radio Four’s Today programme that the protesters were “filled with a total and utter hatred of the English”.

“For some reason the British media has never talked about the excesses of Scottish nationalism and how deeply unpleasant they can be,” he said.

Mr Farage did not suggest this was anything to do with the SNP as a party.

But he added: “These people were supporters of Scottish nationalism, virulently opposed to the English, all sorts of suggestions as to what we could do with the Union Jack and I would like to hear Alex Salmond come out and condemn this sort of behaviour. I challenge him today to do that.”

He said: “If anybody from UKIP says anything on Facebook that is in any way homophobic or mildly racist you guys jump down my throat and demand I condemn them and expel them from the party, which of course I do. It is about time Scottish nationalism was put under the same level of scrutiny.”

An SNP spokesman said: “Anyone who heard the interview with Nigel Farage on BBC this morning would have thought he has completely lost the plot.

“He accused the BBC of hatred when under pressure and panicked during an interview. Nothing he says can be treated with a shred of credibility and his partners in the No campaign should be embarrassed about his behaviour.”
A spokesman for the Radical Independence Campaign, who helped organise the demonstration in Edinburgh, said there had been “no anti-English protest”.

He added: “For Farage to make such a claim is risible: it is UKIP who are stoking division.

“This was about challenging someone whose party has been spouting racist, sexist and homophobic bile and gone unchallenged for months.

“Everyone who opposes the politics of fear and division should unite against UKIP – whether you live in Scotland or England.”

John Martin, president of the Edinburgh College Students’ Association, which also took part in the protest, said: “We organised yesterday’s protest against Farage out of a belief that UKIP’s policies are fundamentally rotten.

“Their headline five-year immigration freeze is not only completely disconnected from reality, but is a policy that neither the people of Scotland nor the rest of the United Kingdom would stomach.

“His regressive and repugnant ideology is not far removed from that of the BNP – just dressed in a better-fitting suit.”

United Arab Emirates arrests ‘al-Qaeda terror suspects’


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English: Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (UAE). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Berlin (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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English: 18th cent watch-tower, Hatta, UAE (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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WCIT 2012 – United Arab Emirates (Photo credit: itupictures)

Seven members of an alleged al-Qaeda cell have been arrested over plans to attack targets in the United Arab Emirates, officials tell state media.
The group was planning actions which compromised the Gulf nation’s security, according to state news agency WAM.
An unidentified source told the agency the cell recruited people, promoted al-Qaeda and provided finances and logistical support to the organisation.
All seven members are believed to be Arab nationals.
Last December, the UAE arrested members of what it called a terror cell which it said was planning to attack targets in the Emirates and Saudi Arabia.

Another 94 people, said to be members of an Islamist organisation, are on trial in the UAE charged with plotting to overthrow the government.

The detainees, all Emiratis, include prominent human rights lawyers as well as judges, teachers and student leaders.

An Emirati human rights activist who asked not to be named told the BBC that “it was highly unlikely” al-Qaeda was operating in the UAE.

“I don’t put any credibility in what state security says. These kinds of arrests are a pretext for repression.”

The UAE is a major oil exporter and key Western ally in the region, comprising seven sheikhdoms run by ruling families.

Up to 80% of its residents are expatriates, lured by work in construction or the lucrative financial sector.

Viagra And Divorce: Is There A Link?


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viagra is a commercial produced medicine containing Sildenafil citrate, which is used to treat male erectile dysfunction and pulmonary arterial hypertension. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Ritalin (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If you aren’t having sex with your husband and yet your medication list at the pharmacy (or on your health insurance records) indicates that your spouse is taking erectile dysfunction pills such as Viagra, chances are he may be cheating.

Conversely, if you can’t keep up in the bedroom since your husband started taking Viagra, you are also at risk. Many fifty- and sixty-something couples are finding that this “sex enhancing” drug has made them sexually incompatible.

Is Viagra causing a divorce boom?

In a USA Today article from March 2001, Karen S. Peterson shed light on how Viagra causes marital discord: “As the prescription drug energizes tens of thousands of couples, it also destabilizes others,” she wrote. She goes on to quote a divorce lawyer, Dominic Barbara, who said that Viagra was causing a new type of infidelity. “[There are] cases of men taking Viagra, but their wives were no longer interested in sex. And now, a lot of middle-aged women are having affairs with older men who were impotent before there was Viagra,” Barbara explained.

And in 2004, the BBC reported on an unnamed British woman in her mid fifties who divorced her husband over Viagra, claiming that he became sexually aggressive and overly sexualized, which led to the deterioration of their marriage.

Nobody is claiming that Viagra is the sole cause of affairs or divorce. But increasingly, it is a factor in both, said Barbara. In the USA Today story, he says that in about one of every 15 to 20 new divorce cases, someone mentions Viagra.

Experts from Harvard University agree that Viagra can lead to divorce. In a report entitled “Sexuality at Midlife and Beyond,” they suggest that problems are especially likely to occur when a man takes the drug without informing his partner. The subsequent rise in love-making ability, accompanied by high self-esteem, may take his lover by surprise. And if sex was infrequent before, the dynamic of the relationship will shift and the woman may be uncomfortable with this change. A breakup or divorce may result.

The moral of the story?

One of the side effects listed after “may cause an erection that can last for up to 48 hours” should be “increased risk of divorce”. Unfortunately, the FDA isn’t obligated to list emotional side effects in its warnings to consumers.

Question Time


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If you watch Question Time tonight then you might agree with me that most of Ian Duncan Smith answers to questions that was put to him seems to come from his ass instead of his brains
It got even better when David told him to come with a better answer than what he’s got on his paper, look like he was brief with these questions why he has prepared his answers forehand.

Rastamouse a Racist thing or a Good thing.


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Time and again we have come up on the word RACIST but what are we defining as Racist because I believe that Racism is created by those said person’s who cried racism.
For Christ sake can people grow up Rastamouse is only a children program and I know that my nine months old daughter will enjoy it, there’s too much stereotype Black people who are living amongst us.
Long live RASTAMOUSE and sud the haters well done BBC, IGNORE these stupid people.

RASTAMOUSE landed BBC in race row.


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Load of Bullshit, how can one little programmed cause such of sturr this is not like these children are not hearing these phrases everyday whether it may be in the school playground,on the bus, train or where ever there is Black children it will always be used and heard.
The point is the 95 people who complained about the animated character speaking mouse are themselves creating racial friction by saying that they do not want their kids to hear or speak these phrases.
My daughter is of both Black and White parents and I would not like to see or hear of been treated in any way different because of which ever.
If they are so stuck up to their ass then they need to live on a different planet, can’t they see people is trying to live as one without seggration, come on people lighten up and don’t be a drag.