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BBC admits but will not investigate why pic of Sandy Hook’s Noah Pozner is among Peshawar massacre victims

On Dec. 16, 2014, Pakistan experienced the deadliest terrorist attack ever to occur in that country when 7 members of the Pakistan Taliban, aka Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), entered the Army Public School in Peshawar and opened fire on school staff and children, killing 145 people, including 132 schoolchildren.

In the BBC news video above, on mourners coming from all over Pakistan to Peshawar, at the 0:03 mark is a picture of an American boy among the Peshawar victims — not just any American boy but Noah Pozner, who we were told was one of 20 children shot to death by Adam Lanzer at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012. (See “Dead again: Sandy Hook child victim Noah Pozner also killed in Pakistan Taliban shooting!“)

BBC Noah

 

Here’s another better view of Peshawar Noah (circled in yellow):

Pakistan Taliban NoahThat poor woman above is weeping for an American boy who was “killed” 2 years ago.

Even more bizarre is the fact that the Army Public School, Pakistani Authorities, and the media have identified the boy (Noah Pozner) in the photo as Huzaifa Huxaifa.

On December 17, 2014, at the end of an article on a photo of a child’s bloody shoe being wrongly attributed to the Peshawar massacre, the BBC admitted that Noah Pozner’s pic mistakenly was included among posters of the Peshawar victims (h/t D.C. Clothesline). This is what the BBC said:

Meanwhile, another picture has been circulating online of victims of the Peshawar massacre – but the montage of images includes the photo of a young boy, Noah Pozner, who died in the Sandy Hook massacre in the United States in 2012.

Here are my questions.

To the BBC:

Having admitted Noah Pozner’s pic should not be included among the Peshawar victims, why aren’t you investigating why and who inserted Noah’s pic?

To U.S. media:

Why aren’t you reporting on and investigating the curious inclusion of Noah Pozner’s pic among the Peshawar dead? Why do you deem this not newsworthy?

To Leonard Pozner*:

Mr. Pozner, why aren’t you and your ex-wife Veronique Haller Pozner concerned about the inclusion of your son Noah’s picture among the victims of the Pakistan Taliban in Peshawar? Why have you not demanded to know who is responsible for this misuse of your son’s pic?

* Leonard Pozner, the father of Noah Pozner, has decried Sandy Hook skeptics in an op/ed, and has gone after bloggers and YouTubers, using his company HONR Network that specializes in getting content removed from YouTube and the Internet. Leonard Pozner’s harassment and intimidation of blogger and college student Timothy Hunter is especially reprehensible. Hunter’s youtube and email were blocked (see his tweet below); he no longer blogs; and Hunter is now so spooked, he won’t even communicate with me although he and I had collaborated on an important post, “Sandy Hook deception: Associated Press stories & photos predate the massacre.”

Timothy Hunter tweet

The silence from the BBC, U.S. media, and Leonard Pozner is DEAFENING.

Here’s contact info. for the BBC, New York Times, Newtown Bee, Fox News, and Leonard Pozner:

BBC:

  • Go to: http://www.bbc.co.uk/complaints/#anchor
  • On the right, you’ll see “How to Make a Complaint”
  • Click “Online: Make a complaint”
  • Then BBC will make you jump through some hoops, answering a
  • series of questions, before you’re finally brought to a box wherein
  • you can type your letter.

New York Times: https://myaccount.nytimes.com/membercenter/feedback.html

The Newtown Bee:

  • Mailing address: PO Box 5503, Newtown CT 06470
  • Ph: 203-426-3141
  • Fax: 203-426-5169
  • Email: editor@thebee.com

Fox News:

  • Ph: 1-888-369-4762
  • Sean Hannity’s email: hannity@foxnews.com (my email was bumped back to me with the message “access denied”)
  • Glenn Beck’s email: glennbeck@foxnews.com (my email was bumped back to me with the message “access denied”)
  • The O’Reilly Factor: oreilly@foxnews.com

Leonard Pozner, age 47:

This is the email I sent to the media outlets above. You are welcome to use it as your template for your email:

To Editor:
Why isn’t (The Newtown Bee) looking into who inserted Sandy Hook child victim Noah Pozner’s picture into posters of victims of the Pakistan Taliban’s shooting massacre at the Army Public School in Peshawar, Pakistan?
Aren’t you at least curious?
~Dr. Eowyn
Fellowship of the Minds

For all the posts FOTM has published on Sandy Hook, go to our “Sandy Hook Massacre” page, especially “No one died in Sandy Hook: Testimony from Social Security Death Master File.”

H/t FOTM’s Kelleigh & maziel

~Eowyn

Dealing with a dolphin’s urges: “It was very precious, gentle”

Daily Mirror: A woman who had sex with a dolphin as part of a scientific study has spoken out for the first time.

During the swinging 60s, animal researcher Margaret Howe Lovatt was part of a Nasa-funded experiment on the US Virgin Islands to teach the intelligent sea creatures how to speak English.

In 1963 she helped turn a house into a domestic dolphinarium by flooding it with knee-deep water, where researchers could study the animals from their home.

It was there she met Peter, an adolescent dolphin she described as ‘sexually coming of age‘. As the two bonded, their relationship soon progressed to a more physical level.

Margaret said: “Peter liked to be… with me. He would rub himself on my knee, my foot or my hand and I allowed that. I wasn’t uncomfortable – as long as it wasn’t too rough. In the beginning I would put him on the elevator and say you go play with the girls for a day.”

It was just easier to incorporate that and let it happen, it was very precious and very gentle, Peter was right there, he knew that I was right there.”

Margaret claims this became a regular part of her studies, as she tried to teach Peter to speak English. She added: “It was sexual on his part – it was not sexual on mine, sensuous perhaps. It would just become part of what was going on like an itch, just get rid of that we’ll scratch and we would be done and move on. I was there to get to know Peter, that was part of Peter.”

But what started with Sixties idealism would spiral into the darkness of the decade. The experiment would end in tragedy, and for years after there would be rumours of the dolphins suffering drug abuse with LSD tests and scandal over the nature of Margaret’s relationship with Peter.

Margaret said: “I’ve had a good bunch of letters from people asking if they could interview me, but I’ve not done any of it.”

A new BBC documentary The Girl Who Talked to Dolphins will be screened at the Sheffield Documentary Festival on Wednesday, June 11, before making its way to BBC4 on Tuesday, June 17.

DCG

Dear Oprah Windbag. Nice Nail In Coffin Of Race Relations.

Oprah Winfrey is a big dopey racist elitist schmuck.

To every member of the Black community the Video below of Dr. King is from his “I have a dream speech” I would venture to say 90-95 percent of White Americans believe in what Dr. King says.

We are not the enemy. We do not HATE you no matter what you have been told. Now let’s be honest do you also believe in Dr. Kings words?

What percentage of Black community do you think believes them? You were lied to by people like Oprah and the Democratic. I’m sure our readers here at FOTM get it, but hey if I can get one driveby reader to consider.

Now for our Nitwit of the day  Oprah Winbag.———-stupid-clueless

 Oprah Winfrey tells BBC many Americans hate Obama because he’s BLACK

 The Right Scoop on November 14th, 2013

Oprah Winfrey is going around the world telling everyone that Americans are racist while she promotes her new film:

Oprah Winfrey has been a prominent supporter of Barack Obama. She thinks that both he and the Office of President have been treated with contempt because of the colour of his skin.

( No Oprah, it’s because he is evil and remember he is half white so we own him too.)

“There’s a level of disrespect for the office that occurs. And that occurs in some cases and maybe even many cases because he’s African American. There’s no question about that and it’s the kind of thing nobody ever says but everybody’s thinking it.”

Yup, what he said.

Yup, what he said.

~Steve~                http://therightscoop.com/video-oprah-winfrey-tells-bbc-many-americans-hate-obama-because-hes-black/

And In The Most Ridiculous Thing I Ever Heard Of Category.

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Luxury toilet users warned of hardware flaw

People can also store records of their bowel movements on the My Satis app.

People can also store records of their bowel movements on the My Satis app.

By Zoe KleinmanTechnology reporter, BBC News

A luxury toilet controlled by a smartphone app is vulnerable to attack, according to security experts.

Retailing for up to $5,686 (£3,821), the Satis toilet includes automatic flushing, bidet spray, music and fragrance release.

The toilet, manufactured by Japanese firm Lixil, is controlled via an Android app called My Satis.

But a hardware flaw means any phone with the app could activate any of the toilets, researchers say.

The toilet uses bluetooth to receive instructions via the app, but the Pin code for every model is hardwired to be four zeros (0000), meaning that it cannot be reset and can be activated by any phone with the My Satis app, a report by Trustwave’s Spiderlabs information security experts reveals.

“An attacker could simply download the My Satis application and use it to cause the toilet to repeatedly flush, raising the water usage and therefore utility cost to its owner,” it says in its report.

“Attackers could [also] cause the unit to unexpectedly open/close the lid, activate bidet or air-dry functions, causing discomfort or distress to [the] user.”

The limited range of bluetooth means that anyone wishing to carry out such an attack would need to be fairly close to the toilet itself, said security expert Graham Cluley.

“It’s easy to see how a practical joker might be able to trick his neighbours into thinking his toilet is possessed as it squirts water and blows warm air unexpectedly on their intended victim, but it’s hard to imagine how serious hardened cybercriminals would be interested in this security hole,” he told the BBC.

“Although this vulnerability seems largely harmless, what’s clear is that companies building household appliances need to have security in mind just as much as computer manufacturers.”

~Steve~                    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23575249

Pope Benedict XVI to resign

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Pope Benedict XVI announces his resignation in a surprise statement

UPDATE!!!    Pope Benedict XVI will resign on Feb. 28, The Vatican announced Monday, according to the Associated Press.

For more information… http://www.politico.com

Pope Benedict XVI is to resign at the end of this month after nearly eight years as the head of the Catholic Church, saying he is too old to continue at the age of 85.

The unexpected development – the first papal resignation in nearly 600 years – surprised governments, Vatican-watchers and even his closest aides.

The Vatican says it expects a new Pope to be elected before Easter.

Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger became Pope in 2005 after John Paul II’s death.

The BBC’s David Willey in Rome says the move has come as a shock, but in theory, there has never been anything stopping Pope Benedict or any of his predecessors from stepping aside.

Under Canon Law, the only conditions for the validity of such a resignation are that it be made freely and be properly published.

A Vatican spokesman, Father Federico Lombardi, said that even the Pope’s closest aides did not know what he was planning to do and were left “incredulous”. He added that the decision showed “great courage” and “determination”.

Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti is quoted as saying he was “greatly shaken by this unexpected news”.

The brother of the German-born Pope said the pontiff had been advised by his doctor not to take any more transatlantic trips and had been considering stepping down for months.

Talking from his home in Regensburg in Germany, Georg Ratzinger said his brother was having increasing difficulty walking and that his resignation was part of a “natural process”.

He added: “His age is weighing on him. At this age my brother wants more rest.”

‘Incapacity’At 78, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was one of the oldest new popes in history when elected.

He took the helm as one of the fiercest storms the Catholic Church has faced in decades – the scandal of child sex abuse by priests – was breaking.e took the helm as one of the fiercest storms the Catholic Church has faced in decades – the scandal of child sex abuse by priests – was breaking.

n a statement, the pontiff said: “After having repeatedly examined my conscience before God, I have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry.

“I am well aware that this ministry, due to its essential spiritual nature, must be carried out not only with words and deeds, but no less with prayer and suffering.

“However, in today’s world, subject to so many rapid changes and shaken by questions of deep relevance for the life of faith, in order to steer the boat of Saint Peter and proclaim the Gospel, both strength of mind and body are necessary, strength which in the last few months, has deteriorated in me to the extent that I have had to recognise my incapacity to adequately fulfil the ministry entrusted to me.

“For this reason, and well aware of the seriousness of this act, with full freedom I declare that I renounce the ministry of Bishop of Rome, Successor of Saint Peter, entrusted to me by the cardinals on 19 April 2005, in such a way, that as from 28 February 2013, at 20:00 hours, the See of Rome, the See of Saint Peter, will be vacant and a conclave to elect the new Supreme Pontiff will have to be convoked by those whose competence it is.”

A German government spokesman said he was “moved and touched” by the surprise resignation of the pontiff.

“The German government has the highest respect for the Holy Father, for what he has done, for his contributions over the course of his life to the Catholic Church.

“He has left a very personal signature as a thinker at the head of the Church, and also as a shepherd.”

POPE BENEDICT XVI

  • At 78, one of the oldest new popes in history when elected in 2005
  • Born in Germany in 1927, joined Hitler Youth during WWII and was conscripted as an anti-aircraft gunner but deserted
  • As Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger spent 24 years in charge of Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith – once known as the Holy Office of the Inquisition
  • A theological conservative, with uncompromising views on homosexuality and women priests

Have you seen the BBC Olympic web page?

They have a list of all the countries participating in the London Olympics along with their athletes and key facts about the country.

Seems the BBC is taking the same stance as the United Nations and will not recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.  In a speech in June 2008, then-presidential-candidate Barack Obama said “Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel, and it must remain undivided.”

Take a look at some of the countries participating in the Olympics.

Iraq: Capital – Baghdad.

Languages: Arabic, Kurdish.

Iraq at the Olympics: 1948 First Olympic appearance.

Pakistan: Capital – Islamabad.

Languages: English, Punjabi, Urdu.

Pakistan at the Olympics: 1948 First Olympic appearance.

Palestine is recognised as a competing country by the IOC but is not recognised as a modern state. Intended seat of government: East Jerusalem. Ramallah serves as administrative capital.

Palestine at the Olympics: 1996 First Olympic appearance.

Israel Seat of Government: Jerusalem, though most foreign embassies are in Tel Aviv.

Barry Davies remembers the tragic terrorist attack on the Munich 1972 Olympic Games in the third of a 10-part series.

At least the BBC is being consistent with the standards set by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the organization that allowed Muslim countries to block the “One-Minute of Silence” campaign to honor the 11 murdered Israeli athletes from the 1972 Munich Games.  “Games organisers Locog and the IOC may fear provoking a walkout from some Arab countries and are keen to avoid the games being politicised.”

I’m sure all this pandering to the Muslim countries will guarantee that not one terrorist attack will occur at the London Games.

DCG

Snow Load Collapses Roof of Youth Hockey Rink is Slovakia

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I just saw this on the BBC America news broadcast.  The good news is no one was injured!
 
 

Uploaded by on Jan 24, 2012

The video is a clip from a brand-new ice hockey rink Námestovom, where young hockey players were training with former NHL player Richard Zednik. Everything is calm at the beginning of the video, but you can hear some strange noises at the beginning of the clip, ones that sound like the building is under some kind of external pressure.