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Woman gang raped by Somali refugees blasts plane “mutiny” which stopped one attacker from being deported

#WaronWomen

From Daily Mirror: A woman raped by a Somali refugee has told of her anger after a passenger mutiny on a flight prevented the attacker from being deported. Yaqub Ahmed was one of four men who gang raped the woman in North London when she was just 16.

In October last year, well-meaning travellers on a flight from London to Turkey intervened when they discovered Ahmed was being forced to leave the country, having served a jail term for rape.

Faced with a dozen passengers demanding Ahmed was taken off the plane, Home Office officials relented.
But the footage piled on the misery for the 27-year-old victim, who was horrified to see people support the rapist.

One man was heard in a video clip telling Ahmed: “You’re a free man now.”

The woman, who has suffered post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of the rape, told the Mail on Sunday that seeing the video made her “angry and upset”.

Hitting out at the “bleeding heart” passengers who intervened, she said: “He was in handcuffs, he was being taken out of the country… who are you people to interfere with justice? Fair enough you didn’t know the situation, but now I hope you feel proud of yourselves because you stopped something that I have waited for so long: something that made me feel that little bit safer.”

The four men were jailed for a combined 35 years following the sex attack in August 2007.Ahmed remains in the UK, the Mail on Sunday reports, with efforts to deport him continuing.

The woman, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, said she was lured to a flat in Crouch End, North London, by a youth who claimed her friend was waiting for her after she lost her on a night out. She said she was held down while the men took turns to rape her during the horrific attack.

Neighbours heard her screams and called police, but all four denied rape, forcing the woman to relive the ordeal at a trial.

Ahmed, then 19, Adnan Mohamud, 19, and Adnan Barud, 21, were all jailed for nine years. Ondogo Ahmed, 19, was given eight years for conspiracy to rape. He died fighting for ISIS in 2013.

Voicing her fury at those who prevented the deportation, the woman said they clearly thought there had been an injustice because Ahmed was in handcuffs. But she continued: “Those people should have realised it takes a lot to get someone deported, maybe we shouldn’t interfere.”

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Survey shows that millennials trust YouTube stars and bloggers more than their parents

From Daily Mail: Youngsters trust the stars of social media more than their parents, according to new research that reveals how digital habits are sidelining family and friends.

Experts found that 18- to 35-year-olds – the millennial generation – are twice as likely to trust internet ‘influencers’ as a close relative or companion.

Dubbing them ‘gullennials’ – for gullible millennials – researchers found 53 per cent believe advice on Facebook, Instagram and from online bloggers is more reliable than from family and friends when booking a holiday.

Critics, however, warn that online advice is not always unbiased or trustworthy. Companies are increasingly sponsoring posts by celebrities who can subtly use their influence among their millions of followers to increase sales.

As a result, social-media influencers can earn vast sums by promoting lifestyle products and holiday destinations to huge fanbases. The digital agency 383 surveyed 2,032 UK adults on the trustworthiness of internet recommendations.

Spokesman Sukhi Dehal said: ‘It’s a huge concern that the younger generation is so trusting of a source that may or may not be telling the whole truth. ‘Yes, be inspired by social media, but it’s important travellers do their homework with a broader spectrum of trusted resources – whether that’s family and friends or reputable travel-relevant sites.’

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Lunatic Brits decide not to have children due to fear of climate change: “There’s no other fix in this world of conservation”

I’m glad this womyn will not breed. We have enough stoopid fear-mongers in the world…

From the YouTube video description:

“A group of 60 women and men have come together to declare they will not have children due to the growing threat of climate change and ecological collapse. Going by the name ‘BirthStrike’, the group feels so affected by the ecological catastrophe, and so disappointed by the reaction of world leaders, that they feel too concerned to pass this burden onto a child.

Our series of interviews starts with Alice Brown, 24, who discusses her decision not to have children due to the threat climate breakdown.

If you have made a similar decision and would like to join BirthStrike or be interviewed, please contact us at: BirthStrike@gmail.com

For media enquiries: BirthStrikeMedia@gmail.com
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#BirthStrike”

The woman in this video, Alice Brown, states, “I’m not on a career path anymore. There’s no career for me. I actually don’t see a future sometimes. I don’t feel there’s any point in doing anything until we’re in a consensus together to make this a healthier and safer world for everything.”

Shame on progressives for terrifying young people into believing they have no future. Shame on public indoctrination bureaucrats for terrifying their students into believing they have no future worth living for.

What happened to “the children are our future?”

The climate change zealots/socialists/communists are hell-bent on destroying our future. Don’t give them an inch…

Give them hope:

h/t Weasel Zippers

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Climate justice now! UK kids go on school strike to demand action on climate change

Take any cause, add the word “justice” after it and – voila – you’re a social justice warrior now!

The kids want a world powered by the wind and the sun, not dirty and dangerous coal and gas. Tell me how that’s going to work for heating your home and transportation, kids.

From NY Post: Thousands of British children marched out of lessons on Friday to demand action on climate change, earning a mild rebuke from the prime minister’s office for disrupting classes, but praise from the energy minister and activists.

Youngsters marched on Parliament Square in London and gathered in other cities carrying banners marked with “Climate change is worse than homework”, “Act now for our future” and other slogans.

“My teacher told me kids shouldn’t be going out, but we went because it’s important,” 11-year-old Rio told Reuters.

A spokeswoman for British Prime Minister Theresa May said that while the government welcomed the students’ engagement, the disruption to schools and lessons would be difficult for teachers.

Her energy minister Claire Perry, however, said she was “incredibly proud” of the young people while opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn expressed his support for the “school kids of today whose futures are most on the line.”

Earlier this week, 224 academics from Oxford, Cambridge and other universities declared their support for the students in an open letter published in The Guardian. “(Those taking part in the strike) have every right to be angry about the future that we shall bequeath to them, if proportionate and urgent action is not taken,” they wrote.

The British protests were part of a global ‘School Strike 4 Climate’ movement, which began in August 2018 when 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg began protesting outside her parliament on school days.

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UK woman arrested for calling “trans woman” a “man” on Twitter

The UK is toast.

FYI: Some NSFW language toward the end of this video.

If you don’t want to watch the video, read the Breitbart story here.

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The Telegraph corrects false statements and offers an apology to our First Lady

#FakeNews apologizing? Has hell frozen over?

Wonder if the US media will follow suit (that is rhetorical, of course).

From The Telegraph: Following last Saturday’s (Jan 19) Telegraph magazine cover story “The mystery of Melania”, we have been asked to make clear that the article contained a number of false statements which we accept should not have been published.

Mrs. Trump’s father was not a fearsome presence and did not control the family. Mrs. Trump did not leave her Design and Architecture course at University relating to the completion of an exam, as alleged in the article, but rather because she wanted to pursue a successful career as a professional model.

Mrs. Trump was not struggling in her modelling career before she met Mr. Trump, and she did not advance in her career due to the assistance of Mr. Trump. We accept that Mrs. Trump was a successful professional model in her own right before she met her husband and obtained her own modelling work without his assistance.

Mrs. Trump met Mr. Trump in 1998, not in 1996 as stated in the article.

The article also wrongly claimed that Mrs. Trump’s mother, father and sister relocated to New York in 2005 to live in buildings owned by Mr. Trump. They did not.

The claim that Mrs. Trump cried on election night is also false.

We apologise unreservedly to The First Lady and her family for any embarrassment caused by our publication of these allegations.

As a mark of our regret we have agreed to pay Mrs. Trump substantial damages as well as her legal costs.

h/t Twitchy

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NHS nightmare: Cancer patient who filled cups with blood & not diagnosed for 10 months dies

Ain’t socialized health care grand?

From Daily Mirror: A newly-wed who allegedly wasn’t diagnosed with bowel cancer for 10 months despite “filling cups with blood” when she went to the toilet, has died.

Gemma Epstein, who married two days before dying on December 20, was told by doctors to “take each day as it comes”.

She was fighting for her life and had to pay around £2,000 a month for drugs she could not get on the NHS. Her family had also set up a fundraising page to try and raise the cash for last-ditch treatment in Germany that they hoped could help her.

However, Gemma died just before Christmas as the cancer was so aggressive that no treatment could help her.
Gemma had started paying for Avastin in the hope it would shrink her tumours, as she had been told by the NHS she could not have the drug because they no longer use it.

The 37-year-old believed that had family doctors acted sooner she might have been not been facing such a bleak future.

On December 12, Gemma was told the cancer was too aggressive for Avastin to work on its own without chemotherapy.
Eight days later, her sister, Becky Epstein uploaded an emotional post to Facebook confirming her death. She said: “Gemma passed away this morning at 8am with her husband by her side. An unbelievably beautiful, courageous and inspirational lady who touched so many people throughout her life. We are so very proud of how bravely and fiercely she fought her illness, right until the very end, she is now at peace. RIP my beautiful big sister ”

Tributes poured in online from those who knew Gemma.

Speaking today, sister Becky, 34, said: “The doctor told her no more Avastin, no more chemo. Take each day as it comes. She broke down. She deteriorated every day and we didn’t know how long she had left. The day before she died, she said ‘I don’t think I will be here tomorrow’.”

Becky said that despite her sister appearing to know her fate, it was still a shock when she died. “Nothing can prepare you for that. It was such a shock. It is such a shame. We didn’t even have enough time to get used to her new name.”

Gemma had married her partner Ben Greenwood at Pendleside Hospice in Burnley, Lancashire two days before her death.
Gemma, from Middleton, Greater Manchester, first went to her doctor in the spring of 2015.

The 37-year-old had visited a number of GPs and walk-in centres over a ten month period before her diagnosis but could not get answers. It was not until April 2016, after repeated visits to GP practices in NHS Greater Manchester and NHS England North, that Gemma was finally referred to a consultant.

Speaking earlier this month Becky described what Gemma was going through. She said: “She was going to the GP in pain and she was filling cups full of blood. They kept telling her nothing was wrong and they couldn’t find anything. If the cancer was caught sooner it would have been operated on sooner.”

Gemma’s funeral will take place in Haslingden, Lancashire, where she lived, on Monday January 7.

NHS England has been approached for comment.

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England’s NHS cancelled 70,000 operations last year due to lack of resources

UK taxpayers cough up a lot of money for their socialized healthcare program known as NHS. Keep in mind that some 60% of the NHS budget is used to pay staff. And according to Wikipedia, The NHS is underresourced compared to health provision in other developed nations. A King’s Fund study of OECD data from 21 nations, revealed that the NHS has among the lowest numbers of doctors, nurses and hospital beds per capita in the western world. Nurses within the NHS maintain that patient care is compromised by the shortage of nurses and the lack of experienced nurses with the necessary qualifications.”

Ain’t socialized health care grand?

From Daily Mail: Almost 70,000 operations were cancelled in the NHS in England last year due to a lack of beds, staff or equipment, according to new figures.

The numbers, obtained by the Daily Mirror through Freedom of Information requests, were described by Labour as ‘nothing short of a scandal’.

And the true total could be higher, as only 138 out of 170 NHS trusts responded to the paper’s query.

In total, the trusts which replied reported 214,000 non-clinical cancellations in 2017/18, up 9% on the previous year and 29% on the 166,000 recorded in 2013/14.

Of these, some 29,869 were caused by a lack of beds – up 59% on the 18,783 seen in 2013/14. Staff shortages were blamed for 29,550 cancellations – up 73%. And 10,334 procedures were halted due to equipment or theatres being unavailable – a rise of 48%.

Shadow health secretary Jon Ashworth told the Mirror: ‘Behind these statistics are -thousands of people waiting longer and longer in pain and anxiety for an -operation, with huge risks their health will deteriorate further. ‘Ministers should hang their heads in shame for what they have done to our NHS.’

A spokesman for the NHS said: ‘Despite significant pressure, in England fewer than 1% of operations are postponed on the day, with just 0.9% cancelled in the last three months, and nurses, doctors and NHS leaders across the country are also rightly prioritising emergency patients over winter.’

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While the owner is away the parrot will play (and order items from Amazon Alexa)

Rocco and his owner/Photo from Facebook

Just another hazard of having that device in your home.

From Fox 5 NY: A parrot has fallen in love with his owner’s Amazon Alexa — but keeps using it to order shopping.

So far Rocco the African Grey, from Didcot, Oxfordshire, U.K., has demanded treats such as strawberries, watermelon, raisins, broccoli and ice cream.

He has also ordered a kite, light bulbs and even a kettle.

Rocco likes to dance too and tells the voice-activated device to play favorite tunes. Sometimes they are slow numbers, but he generally prefers rock.

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Thomas the Train re-launches with “inclusive” and “gender-balanced” friends

Thomas the Train…where’s his gay friend?

Is it really that inclusive if there’s no homosexual or transgender train?

From Daily Mail: Children’s programme Thomas And Friends is to introduce an ‘inclusive’ gender-balanced, multicultural set of characters as part of a revamp.

The new series of the animated show about Thomas the Tank Engine and his Steam Team will see the beloved locomotive leave his home in Sodor to travel the world for the first time. He will meet other trains including Ashima from India, Yong Bao from China and Shane from Australia.

Now called Thomas And Friends: Big World! Big Adventures!, the brand’s biggest relaunch in its 73-year history will aim to appeal to a wider global audience.

There will also be a new theme tune for the show, a faster-paced format, increased humour and music, fantasy elements and dream sequences.

For the first time in the series’ history, Thomas will discover new countries and cultures by travelling to China, India and Australia.

The Steam Team, the core group of trains on the fictional island of Sodor, will now comprise three male and three female characters. Long-running favourites Percy, Gordon, James and Emily will be joined by additions Nia and Rebecca, along with Thomas.

Other new female characters, described by show bosses as ‘strong girl characters’, include Isla, an Australian flying doctor plane, Noor Jehan, a royal express engine from India, Hong-Mei, a number one blue tank engine from China, and female railway controller Charubala, from India.

Another first for the show will see Thomas talk directly to the audience to narrate it himself.

Ian McCue, senior producer at Thomas And Friends, said: ‘The show has undergone an evolution to remain relevant for the next generation of parents and children by opening up the world of Thomas And Friends so children can discover the world around them while being entertained.

The changes and new additions of characters and geographies will make the show more entertaining, inclusive and global – whilst ensuring all the favourite characters and storylines that fans around the world love remain at the heart of the action.’

Thomas the Tank Engine was created more than 70 years ago by Reverend Wilbert Awdry as part of his Railway Series of books, which have become a global brand including TV programmes, films, toys and live attractions.

Awdry’s granddaughter, Claire Chambers, welcomed the changes to the franchise, saying she thinks he would be ‘very happy’ with them. ‘If the gender-balanced Steam Team encourages more girls to maintain an interest then that can only be a good thing,’ she said.

The programme’s redevelopment included a collaboration with the UN Department of Public Information’s Creative Community Outreach Initiative to develop content inspired by the Sustainable Development Goals appropriate for a pre-school audience while in keeping with the Thomas And Friends brand.

Thomas And Friends will air daily from September 3 at 7am on Channel 5’s Milkshake.

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