Daily Archives: July 19, 2009

Duke of York ‘ordered Royal protection officers to collect his golf balls’

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The Emir of the State of Qatar Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani, centre, reacts with British Prince Andrew, The Duke of York, left, and Deputy Prime Minister of Qatar Abdullah Bin Hamad al-Attiyah, at the inauguration ceremony of the Qatargas2, the first fully integrated value chain LNG venture at Ras Laffan City near Doha, Monday, April 6, 2009. AP

The Duke of York ordered Royal policemen to collect stray golf balls while he practised his swing at Buckingham Palace, according to court documents presented by an ex-officer whose claims were described as fantasy in court.

By Matthew Moore and Richard Edwards

Telegraph | Jul 18, 2009

The allegations about Prince Andrew emerged at the trial of a protection officer who was yesterday found guilty of a £3 million investment scam. Paul Page, 38, a trained firearms officer, is facing up to 10 years in prison after being convicted of ruining colleagues and friends in a spread-betting and property fraud.

His three-month trial threw up extraordinary allegations about the behaviour of Royal protection officers, including claims that they sat on the Queen’s throne and sold steroids and pornography while on duty.

But the jury never got to hear some of Page’s most bizarre allegations about senior royals and a lax security regime at the Palace.

In original court papers, dismissed by the judge, Page had claimed that Prince Andrew, a golfing fanatic, routinely asked members of the elite Royal police squad to act as “ball boys” while they were supposed to be guarding him.

The officer on duty would be ordered to stand about 100 yards away from the Prince and then have to run around picking up the balls after he struck them, he claimed.

The documents also claimed the Prince entertained female friends at the Palace – including Ghislaine Maxwell, daughter of the late tycoon Robert Maxwell – without going through proper security procedures.

A Buckingham Palace spokesman said: “The allegations contained in the court documents about the Duke of York are absolutely and categorically untrue.”

Page also claimed that the Duke of Edinburgh told officers not to walk on the gravel path outside his bedroom window in case they woke him up, insisting they kept to the grass.

His allegations about behind-the-scenes Palace life even contained the claim – of questionable relevance to his defence – that the Queen owns a yellow rubber duck that has a tiny gold crown painted on its head.

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Britain’s Prince Andrew delivers a speech during a Carbon Market conference between South Korea and Britain in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008. Andrew, also known as the Duke of York, arrived in South Korea as the representation of the United Kingdom Trade and Investment focused on enhancing business ties between the two countries. AP Photo

During the trial at London’s Southwark Crown Court, the prosecution accused the “charismatic, plausible and persuasive” Page of bringing many of his 57 victims to the brink of bankruptcy with his “rampant deceit”.

Friends, family and fellow policemen invested up to £260,000 each in what they believed to be a thriving property investment fund, but the Royal protection officer used the money to fund his expensive lifestyle – hiring Porsches and Mercedes, and covering debts amassed from bets on the foreign exchange markets.

Much of the capital for his market speculation had been provided by Palace colleagues as part of syndicate that he named The Currency Club.

Page invented the deaths of several relatives, “killing off” his father three times, to avoid repaying the money.

As part of his defence, Page alleged that five-figure sums regularly changed hands among officers involved in betting syndicates at Buckingham and St James Palaces. He also claimed that guards routinely slept off hangovers in private royal quarters.

His lurid allegations were dismissed by the Crown as “diversionary tactics” to mask his “blatant dishonesty”, and the Metropolitan Police said that the picture he painted of Royal protection unit “was not recognised”.

The allegations have been considered internally at Scotland Yard, but a spokesman said that they will not be formally investigated.

The jury took just under four hours to unanimously convict Page of fraudulent trading between 2003 and 2006 on Thursday, but the verdict count only be reported after he was cleared of a second count of intimidating one of his victims yesterday.

Postponing sentencing until July 30, Judge Geoffrey Rivlin QC said that “a substantial sentence of imprisonment is inevitable.”

Page’s wife Laura was earlier cleared of money laundering, witness intimidation and making a threat to kill.

Page, of Chafford Hundred, Essex, who joined the police in 1992 and transferred to the Royalty Protection Command in 1998, was sacked from the Met after his arrest.

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Road signs to tell drivers to take the train instead

Motorists could see road signs encouraging them to use public transport as an alternative to the car.

Telegraph | Jul 19, 2009

By David Millward

The Government’s determination to promote a low carbon economy is expected to form part of the biggest overhaul of the country’s road signs in 40 years.

Detailed proposals are currently being examined by ministers which are intended to persuade drivers that they could reach town and city centres quicker if they allowed the bus or train to take the strain.

Options include electric traffic signs with live information which would be updated according to the time of day, telling them how long it would take to drive into town and the estimate time to complete the same journey by train or on a bus with a dedicated lane.

Fixed signs directing motorists to the nearest station could also be installed on the motorway and trunk road network.

Although such signs are commonplace in towns, special dispensation currently has to be obtained for them to installed because they are not to be found in the official manual.

The proposals for the overhaul, contained in an “action plan” drawn up earlier in the summer would enable such signs to be approved for use anywhere.

The plans did not impress the AA. “It seems rather ironic that one of the prime reasons for the current DfT signing review is to reduce signing clutter, even to the point of perhaps reducing signs that you can receive a penalty for ignoring, yet we face the possibility of a whole new family of signs going up telling us we can use public transport,” a spokesman said.

” The signs probably won’t tell us if the public transport is running on time, is full, whether there is space in the station car park and how much it might cost to park and ride so what is the point – most people will have worked out their best option before they leave home and won’t be swayed by brainwash type signing”.

But Stephen Joseph, executive director of the Campaign for Better Transport, welcomed the move. “At the moment traffic signs regulations do not allow proper information to be put on road signs about alternatives to the car.

“This needs to be liberalised to allow drivers to make an intelligent choice.”

A Department for Transport spokesman said: “The review will ensure that traffic signs keep pace with the latest technology, help to cut congestion and emissions and keep traffic moving safely and efficiently without cluttering our streets.

“The review is still at an early stage and no decisions have yet been taken.”

Children traumatised by ‘War of Worlds’ abduction of teacher

Pupils as young as seven were left traumatised after a school staged a ‘War of the Worlds’ style production during which a teacher was abducted by aliens.

Telegraph | Jul 16, 2009

The 370 children at Southway Junior School, in Burgess Hill, west Sussex, saw a ‘spaceship’ crash near their school and then aliens grabbed a member of staff as part of the performance.

The ‘alien invasion’ show, which was supported by Sussex Police, took place without parents being informed, leaving some furious that they had to comfort their terrified children.

The event was designed to “develop youngsters writing skills” and fire their imagination – but some children were left traumatised by the show.

Southway School admitted that a number of parents complained after their children returned home in a “state of shock”.

Youngsters had to be reassured that the abducted member of staff was safe and well after he was carted off by the aliens.

Police contributed to the invasion by providing sirens and flashing blue lights to signify the landing of the craft just before morning classes on July 10.

Diana Goss, the headteacher, informed pupils that an alien craft had crashed near the school and pupils were encouraged to “follow a trail of debris” before stumbling across the UFO.

A member of staff was then abducted by aliens before the children were sent back to class.

One parent, who did not want to be named, said he daughter had come home in tears.

She said: “God only knows what the school was playing at.

“I mean to shock children into thinking that the aliens have landed and have abducted a teacher is just a little too much for seven-year-olds.

“My daughter was deeply upset by it all and came home looking shell shocked.

“She wasn’t sure what had happened and really wanted to know that everything was going to be alright.”

Another parent said: “By all accounts it sounds like something out of that film Mars Attacks or War of the Worlds. I don’t know what the school was thinking.”

In 1938 thousands of Americans were left terrified after a broadcast by Orson Welles describing an alien invasion.

The War of the Worlds radio announcement on October 30 lasted 60 minutes and was presented as a series of breaking news bulletins – suggesting that aliens really had landed in America.

Mexican police arrested over torture and murder of federal agents investigating drug cartel

Mexican police officers arrested over murder of federal agents

Ten Mexican police officers have been arrested over the torture and murder of 12 federal agents who were investigating a drugs cartel.

Telegraph | Jul 19, 2009

By Tom Leonard

Prosecutors in the western state of Michoacán said the municipal policemen had been detained to “determine their responsibility” for the murders and for allegedly carried out “criminal acts” on behalf of a ruthless drug gang called La Familia Michoacana.

Corruption is rife among Mexico’s local police forces and officers have not only protected cartels, but also murdered their rivals.

But the killing of the 12 agents, whose bodies were found piled beside a road long with warning notes, showed the cartels were becoming more willing to attack the federal government.

La Familia, a particularly violent group whose members study a special Bible and claim to be evangelical Christians, had the agents killed apparently in revenge for the arrest of Arnoldo Rueda Medina, one of their leaders.

Around 5,500 troops, federal police and navy personnel are being sent into Michoacán, the home state of President Felipe Calderón.

La Familia is a relatively new cartel which announced itself in 2006 by rolling five severed heads on to a bar’s dance floor.

A man claiming to be Servando Gomez, its leader, called a local television station last week and said he was attacking government forces simply to defend his members’ families and friends.

Mr Calderón believes that the cartel’s recent violence shows it has been damaged by the government’s campaign.

Vaccine May Be More Dangerous Than Swine Flu

One must keep in mind that once the vaccine is injected, there is little you can do to protect yourself—at least by conventional medicine. It will mean a lifetime of crippling illness and early death.

Newsmax | Jul 7, 2009

By Dr. Russell Blaylock 
 
An outbreak of swine flu occurred in Mexico this spring that eventually affected 4,910 Mexican citizens and resulted in 85 deaths. By the time it spread to the United States, the virus caused only mild cases of flu-like illness.

Thanks to air travel and the failure of public health officials to control travel from Mexico, the virus spread worldwide. Despite predictions of massive numbers of deaths and the arrival of doomsday, the virus has remained a relatively mild disease, something we know happens each year with flu epidemics.

Worldwide, there have only been 311 deaths out of 70,893 cases of swine flu. In the United States, 27,717 cases have resulted in 127 deaths. Every death is a tragedy, but such a low death rate should not be the basis of a draconian government policy.

It is helpful to recall that the Centers for Disease Control with the collusion of the media, constantly tell us that 36,000 people die from the flu each year, a figure that has been shown to be a lie. In this case, we are talking about 300 plus deaths for the entire world.

This virus continues to be an enigma for virologists. In the April 30, 2009 issue of Nature, a virologist was quoted as saying,“Where the hell it got all these genes from we don’t know.” Extensive analysis of the virus found that it contained the original 1918 H1N1 flu virus, the avian flu virus (bird flu), and two new H3N2 virus genes from Eurasia. Debate continues over the possibility that swine flu is a genetically engineered virus.

Naturally, vaccine manufacturers have been in a competitive battle to produce the first vaccine. The main contenders have been Baxter Pharmaceuticals and Novartis Pharmaceuticals, the latter of which recently acquired the scandal-ridden Chiron vaccine company. Both of these companies have had agreements with the World Health Organization to produce a pandemic vaccine.

The Baxter vaccine, called Celvapan, has had fast track approval. It uses a new vero cell technology, which utilizes cultured cells from the African green monkey. This same animal tissue transmits a number of vaccine-contaminating viruses, including the HIV virus.

The Baxter company has been associated with two deadly scandals. The first event occurred in 2006 when hemophiliac components were contaminated with HIV virus and injected in tens of thousands of people, including thousands of children. Baxter continued to release the HIV contaminated vaccine even after the contamination was known.

The second event occurred recently when it was discovered that Baxter had released a seasonal flu vaccine containing the bird flu virus, which would have produced a real world pandemic, to 18 countries. Fortunately, astute lab workers in the Czech Republic discovered the deadly combination and blew the whistle before a worldwide disaster was unleashed.

Despite these two deadly events, WHO maintains an agreement with Baxter Pharmaceuticals to produce the world’s pandemic vaccine.

Novartis, the second contender, also has an agreement with WHO for a pandemic vaccine. Novartis appears to have won the contract, since their vaccine is near completion. What is terrifying is that these pandemic vaccines contain ingredients, called immune adjuvants that a number of studies have shown cause devastating autoimmune disorders, including rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and lupus.

Animal studies using this adjuvant have found them to be deadly. A study using 14 guinea pigs found that when they were injected with the special adjuvant, only one animal survived. A repeat of the study found the same deadly outcome.

So, what is this deadly ingredient? It is called squalene, a type of oil. The Chiron company, maker of the deadly anthrax vaccine, makes an adjuvant called MF-59 which contains two main ingredients of concern—squalene and gp120. A number of studies have shown that squalene can trigger all of the above-mentioned autoimmune diseases when injected.

The MF-59 adjuvant has been used in several vaccines. These vaccines, including tetanus and diphtheria, are the same vaccines frequently associated with adverse reactions.

I reviewed a number of studies on this adjuvant and found something quite interesting. Several studies done on human test subjects found MF-59 to be a very safe immune adjuvant. But when I checked to see who did these studies, I found—to no surprise—that they were done by the Novartis Pharmaceutical Company and Chiron Pharmaceutical Company, which have merged. They were all published in “prestigious” medical journals. Also, to no surprise, a great number of studies done by independent laboratories and research institutions all found a strong link between MF-59 and autoimmune diseases.

Squalene in vaccines has been strongly linked to the Gulf War Syndrome. On August 1991, Anthony Principi, Secretary of Veterans Affairs admitted that soldiers vaccinated with the anthrax vaccine from 1990 to 1991 had an increased risk of 200 percent in developing the deadly disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also called Lou Gehrig’s disease. The soldiers also suffered from a number of debilitating and life-shortening diseases, such as polyarteritis nodosa, multiple sclerosis (MS), lupus, transverse myelitis (a neurological disorder caused by inflammation of the spinal cord), endocarditis (inflammation of the heart’s inner lining), optic neuritis with blindness and glomerulonephritis (a type of kidney disease).

Because squalene, the main ingredient in MF-59, can induce hyperimmune responses and induce autoimmunity, a real danger exists for prolonged activation of the brain’s immune cells, the microglia. This type of prolonged activation has been strongly associated with such diseases as multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, ALS and possibly vaccine-related encephalitis. It has been shown that activation of the systemic immune system, as occurs with vaccination, rapidly activates the brain’s microglia at the same time, and this brain inflammation can persist for long periods.

So, how would the gp120 get into the brain? Studies of other immune adjuvants using careful tracer techniques have shown that they routinely enter the brain following vaccination. What most people do not know, even the doctors who recommend the vaccines, is that most such studies by pharmaceutical companies observe the patients for only one to two weeks following vaccination—these types of reactions may take months or even years to manifest.

It is obvious that the vaccine manufacturers stand to make billions of dollars in profits from this WHO/government-promoted pandemic. Novartis, the maker of the new pandemic vaccine, recently announced that they would not give free vaccines to impoverished nations—everybody pays.

One must keep in mind that once the vaccine is injected, there is little you can do to protect yourself—at least by conventional medicine. It will mean a lifetime of crippling illness and early death.

There are much safer ways to protect oneself from this flu virus, such as higher doses of vitamin D3, selective immune enhancement using supplements, and a good diet.