Archive for May 27th, 2011

May 27, 2011

Cheryl Cole booted from American X Factor because she doesn’t talk posh

[In London, England: Samantha Templeton-Brewster, Celebrities Contributor]

After publicly hinting of settling down in the US,  Cheryl Cole is reported to have left the country for England  in haste as it seems that after her humiliating firing from the USA‘s  talent show, X Factor, she is back to square one.

It seems that she was spectacularly fired because of her northern English accent, which did not make her posh enough for American audiences according to the US judges of the show.

However, unofficial sources have hinted that the true reason might be the star’s failure in her backstage rivalry with American singer, actress and TV presenter Nicole Scherzinger, who is 21 year her senior, as well as Cole’s non-too-affectionate relationship with a fellow judge Paula Abdul. To make things worse, Cheryl Cole has lost £1.2 million she had managed to secure from the managers of the show, as the TV bosses had conceded to only a provisional offer, based on whether the viewers like Cole’s performance as a judge or not.

Humiliated and furious, the celebrity has  refused to participate in the British X Factor, as well, notwithstanding the eager calls from her fellow judge and reported supporter Simon Cowell, and currently is reported to be hiding behind locked doors in her house in Berkshire, UK.

Cheryl, we love you, up the Yankees, come back to us, we miss you!!

May 27, 2011

Shocking Home Office report reveals that in Britain every 20 minutes a child is sexually abused

[Tony Whitehill, Criminal News Contributor]

MailOnline:  There is something horribly sick about British adults as a recent report out by the UK Home Office reveals that last year every 20 minutes in Britain, a child was sexually abused. In fact sex crimes against kids in the United Kingdom last year reached total of 23,000 (64 offences a day), but the figures are thought to be conservative.

The victims were mostly high school students, although 1000 crimes involved kids too young to go to school. One in four victims was under 18.  Most  of the sex abuse was perpetratred by friends, family members and carers.

NSPCC, a children’s charity organization, has expressed grave concern and urged the authorities to take immediate action in order to save future victims and track the offenders down.

As a measure of tackling sex criminals and making clear the true scope of the problem,  sex offender identity revelation scheme has been introduced in England and Wales so far and a special governmental report on the sexualisation of children is going to be made public soon.

May 27, 2011

President Obama’s sinister ‘special relationship’ with the United Kingdom

[Dominic Chatrell, Politics Contributor]

The UK Telegraph’s Peter Oborne writes a telling commentary on the circus surrounding President’s Obama’s recent visit to the United Kingdom. He describes the ‘special relationship’ between the two countries as nothing more than sinister and here’s why.

According to Mr. Osborne, this week’s visit by Barack Obama to the United Kingdom was nothing short of a national embarrassment especially as the mainstream media attention was more devoted to hype, rather than substance. In context, the President’s visit to the British Houses of Parliament in Westminster was certainly pop-starish with an adulating crowd of sycophantic politicians in ‘Mecca-like’ herds rushing to shake the hand of the man who since power has accomplished nothing significantly good and who has perpetrated the wars started by his precedessor, G.W Bush.
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The President’s impeccable rhetoric when speaking to the British Parliament pronounced:  “ [we] stand squarely on the side of those who want to be free….longing for human dignity is universal”.  But, not much commenting from listeners there, no hard questions for a President of a country which has departed from the rule of law taking into account the relatively insignificant, in matters of world affairs, but significant in terms of the ‘special relationship’, £5.2 million of outstanding congestion charge fines accumulated by US diplomats in central London.

Amidst the hand shaking and ‘high fives’, no one thought to ask Obama, why, in breach of his election promise he said recently that the illegal prison of Guantánamo Bay and America’s policy of having secret prisons in European countries are to be continued.

No one thought to ask this President of contradictory acts, words and broken promises, why he supports the suppression of the Shia population in Bahrain, as actively assisted by Saudi Arabia. And, why, the most undemocratic country in the middle east – Saudi Arabia – where women are treated like sub-human chattels and are not even allowed to drive in the Kingdom just because they are women, is on his ‘best friend’ list.

Again, no one thought to ask the ‘high-fiving’ President about the USA‘s use of the USA’s depleted uranium ordinance in Iraq and Afganistan, now proved to cause countless deformities and cancers in children in those countries and why he supports the use of torture to extract confessions when the overwhelming evidence is that it does not work. Again, no questions about why he deliberately blocked enquiries from the British judiciary recently regarding the unlawful killing of British forces in the conflict zones in the middle east, by US ‘friendly fire’.

Furthermore, this is a President who has so little regard for human rights and the due process of law that he has publicly stated that the Wikileaks suspect, Bradley Manning, ‘has broken the law’ – even when Mr. Manning has yet to be tried for his alleged crime by a military tribunal in respect to which Mr. Obama is Commander in Chief of the USA armed forces.

Despite all that, UK leaders were falling over themselves in standing ovations and glittering parties to celebrate a ‘special relationship’ which in substance has nothing special about it and in fact committed the UK to a war in Iraq that was not only illegal and costly, but has killed many serving British soldiers.

A special relationship it seems built on the personal ambitions of politicians, not citizens, on both sides of the Atlantic.

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May 27, 2011

British investors lose millions to Majorca-based scammers

Donna Kingsley, Financial Crime News Contributor

Telegraph.co.uk:  Over 400 British investors have been brutally scammed by a Majorca-based team of fraudsters selling bogus investments products. Using high-pressure techniques and sophisticated selling methods and targeting wealthy retired British people, the bandits operated out of offices in the tourist areas of Andratx, Santa Ponsa  and the island’s capital Palma.

Following raids all over the island, Spanish Police made 13 arrests. The 13 people arrested were all British nationals. Initial reports from Spanish police say the bandits could have taken more than £4M. The arrests were the result of a joint operation by Spanish and British police.

The scammers promised their unsuspecting victims high returns for valueless, or imaginary shares in companies with glossy, but fake websites.

The City of London‘s National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB), said: “We urge anyone who thinks they have been a victim of this or any boiler room scam to get in touch….we believe there could be between 300-400 individuals who have fallen victim to this scam alone.”
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May 27, 2011

Duke of Edinburgh salutes Obama, hmmmmnnnn..?

[Tom Geraint, Celebrities News Contributor]

A photo depicting Prince Philip, the Queen of England‘s husband, saluting President Obama is going viral on the Internet. Is it real, or a mock up from one of the many photos of the president’s highly successful visit to the United Kingdom recently. Have a look and judge for yourself.