[video] Michael Adebolajo identified one of the men who killed soldier on London street

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via Daily Mail

After the attack, speaking in a clear south London accent, the man named as Adebolajo said: ‘You people will never be safe. An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.’
Throughout the frenzied attack the two killers shouted ‘Allah Akbar’ – Arabic for ‘God is great’ – then demanded horrified witnesses film them as they ranted over the crumpled body.

The two black men in their 20s, waited calmly for armed police

to arrive before charging at officers brandishing a rusty revolver, knives and meat cleavers.
When the old pistol was shot towards police it backfired and blew the thumb off one of the men.
Moments later they were cut down in a hail of bullets believed to be fired by a woman marksman. Last night both men were being treated in hospital for their wounds and will face questioning.


[video] Royal Family Attacked During London Tuition Protests

I guess the love affair with the Royal Family exists in the mainstream press only. Check out this video of a scared Charles and Camilla in their bomb proof limo being attacked by student protesters.

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via This is London

The Duchess of Cornwall was physically attacked through an open car window as thugs rampaged through London, the Standard can reveal today.

A rioter managed to push a stick through an open window of the limousine and jab her in the ribs. Camilla’s terrifying ordeal came as a baying mob surrounded her and husband Prince Charles when they rode through central London in the vintage Rolls-Royce last night.
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[video] Students Protest Against Tuition Hikes Turns Violent in London

How backward are we in this country? These students took to the streets to protest the Conservative Party who basically have cut education while raising student tuition and things got outta hand. They do even worse to us here and we sit back like punks and do absolutely ziltch.
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via Telegraph CO UK

A number of police officers were injured after they came under attack from youths, some wearing scarves to hide their faces, amid scenes of chaos.

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WTF? Obama Traveling w/500 Man Entourage to London This Week



via Guardian UK

Britain will get its first chance to see Barack Obama this week when a White House cavalcade – complete with armoured limousines, helicopters, 200 US secret service staff and a six-doctor medical team – sweeps into the UK.

Obama will fly into London for his first visit to the UK as president of theUnited States on Tuesday to take part in the G20 summit in the capital’s Docklands area. He will not be travelling light.

More than 500 officials and staff will accompany the president on his tour this week – along with a mass of high-tech security equipment, including the $300,000 presidential limousine, known as The Beast. Fitted with night-vision camera, reinforced steel plating, tear- gas cannon and oxygen tanks, the vehicle is the ultimate in heavy armoured transport.

In addition, a team from the White House kitchen will travel with the president to prepare his food. As one official put it: “When the president travels, the White House travels with him, right down to the car he drives, the water he drinks, the gasoline he uses, the food he eats. America is still the sole superpower and the president must have the ability to handle any crisis, anywhere, any time.”

US security teams have already carried out three visits to prepare for Obama’s first official visit to Britain. The first was a “site survey”, the second a “pre-advance visit” which was carried out to pick sites that the president would visit. Finally there was the “advance trip”, which took place last week. Its purpose was to set up equipment, sweep venues for electronic bugs, test food for poison and measure air quality for bacteria.

Obama will start his first presidential visit to Europe when he steps down from the US presidential jet, Air Force One, at Stansted airport on Tuesday. The Boeing 747-200B is fitted with its own gym, electronic defence units and shielding to protect its complex communication devices from radiation from nuclear blasts. Among the officials on the flight will be a military officer carrying America’s nuclear missile launch codes. Continue reading

Micheal Jackson Tickets Going for $10,000


via  JohnJohnSaidIt

Tickets for Michael Jackson’s comeback gigs are selling on the Internet for nearly $10,000.

The Thriller hitmaker, Michael Jackson, announced his return to the stage last week at a press conference in London, unveiling a residency of 10 shows starting in July.

More than a million people registered to buy tickets and when pre-sale seats were made available on Wednesday they were snapped up within minutes thus prompting the singer to more than double his run and extend the residency until September.

The tickets which go on sale to the general public this Friday are expected to fully sell out and are already being offered up on the Internet, with one pair of seats on eBay reaching $9,999.99.

Adding to the Jackson mania is a rumor that says he will extend his tour to the United States to perform 30 shows in New York, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles.

We’re the first to make fun of Jackson’s odd behavior, so its only fair that we congratulate the mysterious King of Pop on a successful comeback so far.


Atheist Bus Campaign Is Rolling on all Cylinders


via Guardian

Today, thanks to many Cif readers, the overall total raised for the Atheist Bus Campaign stands at a truly overwhelming £135,000, breaking our original target of £5,500 by over 2400%. Given this unexpected amount, I’m very excited to tell you that 800 buses – instead of the 30 we were initially aiming for – are now rolling out across the UK with the slogan, “There’s probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life”, in locations all over England, Scotland and Wales, including Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, York, Cardiff, Devon, Leeds, Bristol and Aberdeen.

From today’s launch, two hundred of the buses will run in London, because the campaign was originally started as a positive counter-response to the Jesus Said ads running on London buses in June 2008. These ads displayed the URL of a website which stated that non-Christians “will be condemned to everlasting separation from God and then you spend all eternity in torment in hell … Jesus spoke about this as a lake of fire prepared for the devil”. Our rational slogan will hopefully reassure anyone who has been scared by this kind of evangelism.

In addition, we’re running adverts on two further types of media. In my last Cif blog on the campaign, I asked Cif readers for ideas on alternative ways to spend the funds, and also for thoughts on different slogans. Commenters WoollyMindedLiberal, PaoloV and Catch22 suggested that we use quotes from famous freethinkers, and we’ve done just that: from Monday January 12, 1,000 tube cards will run on London Underground featuring atheist quotations from Douglas Adams, Albert Einstein, Emily Dickinson and Katharine Hepburn (see above), alongside the original campaign slogan. Continue reading

Giant ‘telescope’ Links London to New York


Wanna see what’s going on in London in real-time? Well, thanks to an underground digital broadband telescope now you can. The Telectroscope links visual images of what is taking place near the Thames with images of what is going on at the same time at Fulton Ferry Landing by the Brooklyn Bridge. A HD camera is attached to a broadband connection that is connected from one end of the Atlantic to the other, submerged underwater. The kooky idea, originally drafted early last century, was spawned by a child’s dream of digging to the other side of the Earth. For more on this story CLICK [HERE]

Researchers Warn Against “Madonna Effect”

Researchers are warning against an alarming trend called the “Madonna effect.” “Third World” parents are putting their children up for adoption in droves with the hopes that “wealthy Westerners” will swoop down and provide their children with a more prosperous life a la Madonna’s adoption of a Zambian baby she later renamed “David.” The British psychologists at the heart of the research are warning against the widespread expoitation of the adoption process at the hands of agencies and governments who are profiting from the booming trade.

“Some celebrities have unwittingly encouraged international adoption, yet it has been shown that 96 per cent of children in orphanages across Europe and probably across the globe are not true orphans and have at least one parent, often known to the local authorities.”

Adoption from abroad is a booming trend in Europe because of the stringent rules that prohibit Europeans from adopting from within their own “borders” coupled with the celebrity endorsement of multi-ethnic adoptions made famous by Madonna and Angelina Jolie. CLICK HERE for the rest of this informative story.

Snoop Fights UK Ban

[Source: Allhiphop]

The Dogg Father is not one to take “NO” for an answer. Rather than be complacent with his ban from the United Kingdom that stemmed from a brawl Snoop’s entourage got into with over 30 people at London’s Heathrow Airport in May of 2006, resulting in seven officers being injured, Snoop has been appealing his status. An asylum tribunal reversed the decision and voted to lift the ban in January, only to have this decision contested by the British government that opposes Snoop setting foot on British soil. “We were disappointed with the judge’s decision in this case and have challenged his decision. This hearing is due to take place on the 7th of April. It would not be appropriate to comment further while these proceedings are ongoing,” a spokesman for the U.K.’s Border Agency said. Snoop, in an interview wth The Guardian responded, “People in London always get information on me as far as when I go to jail and my criminal record,“ the rapper complained. “They never hear about my football team, my wife, my kids, my standing in the community, the gang interventions that I do. They don’t give a f**k about it!” Stay tuned.