Sarah Palin is the other whom Yoda spoke about.

calendar   Tuesday - June 04, 2013

muslim students(?) claim soldier murder is a hoax and praise taliban. right here. in london

The Daily dim Mail insists on calling a clear murder committed in front of witnesses an “execution”.  And these are supposed to be professionals. Execution my ass. It was murder plain and simple.

Oh yeah, one of the butchering bastards has been in court, and has insisted he be called by another name. Did the court tell him to drop dead? Of course not and so even the press is now calling the verminous slime ball Abu Hamza at his demand. Not request people. Demand. That’s not all folks.

When told it was customary to stand when called in court he replied, “In that case I’ll sit.” And so he did. What sort of picture does that paint I ask you. I’ve no doubt they will both be jailed for a long time. Oh, perhaps a few years? Then some shrink will claim they are fit and safe. I really don’t know that. I’m just frustrated and blowing off steam.

I don’t understand the justice (?) systems at work in this country or mine. I don’t understand why we haven’t been able to take it away from the left who stole it. Here’s a case of a couple of rank bastards who in full view of the public in broad daylight, butchered a young man on a London street. That being the case, why bother with courts and lawyers? Why can’t they be immediately hung, cut down and hung again?  Why were they sent to a hospital for the gunshot wounds they sustained confronting the cops?  The black bastard in court was blowing kisses to his brother in the gallery, and kissing his Koran.  Why let him even have that much? He wouldn’t be acting that way if he knew for certain he’d be beaten up and severely so. For every infraction a fingernail pulled or a tooth. It wouldn’t take a lot to get the message across. But no. He has to be given his ‘rights’ and he mustn’t be offended. Jeesh.  Why should he have any rights?  None of which of course has to do with this post for another outrage that is related to the crime.  Some muzzie scum are saying the murder never happened, it was all staged. Read on folks.  This is today’s reality.  Do any of you see it getting any better anytime soon?  I for one do not.

Sickening video circulated by university Islamic Society claims Lee Rigby murder was a hoax

· Video posted on YouTube by London Metropolitan University group
· Film claims that Lee Rigby’s death was a conspiracy and used ‘fake blood’
· Six-minute video named ‘Woolwich false flag b*******’ seen by 300,000 people
· LMU considered banning alcohol on campus as it might offend Muslims
By Martin Robinson

An Islamic Society at one of Britain’s largest universities has promoted a video claiming the execution murder of Drummer Lee Rigby in Woolwich was a hoax cooked up by the state, it was revealed today.

Hours after the death of the soldier, 25, a Muslim student group at London Metropolitan University (LMU) circulated a YouTube film arguing the crime was manufactured using ‘fake blood’.
The six minute video called ‘Woolwich false flag b*******. Masses are in a state-sponsored trance’, has been viewed by 300,000 people, and says that Scotland Yard detectives investigating the murder were Freemasons who were in on an anti-Muslim conspiracy.

The film even claims that traumatised witnesses were in on a hoax, taunting those who tried to comfort Drummer Rigby as he lay dying by saying: ‘These women look very traumatised lol (laugh out loud).’

London Metropolitan University has previously admitted it would consider ending the sale of alcohol on campus in case it offended Muslim students.

Last year border officials also stripped the institution of its right to sponsor non-EU students, leaving thousands at risk of deportation, amid fears many were on courses there just to get a British visa.
Members of its LMU Islamic Society, who also posted the video on its Facebook page, have previously called non-Muslims ‘evil’ and heaped praise on the Taliban.

The video shows news coverage on the day of Lee Rigby’s death, including his alleged killers covered in blood and holding weapons.
Over the pictures are subtitles, arguing his death was a conspiracy, including one asking: ‘Where is the blood on his hands that is seen on most of the other videos?’.

As a reporter describes the scene in Woolwich the film says: ‘Now add some fake blood and a fake media whore (reporter) talking s***, stating the obvious just in case you don’t get it and we got the made up news lol.’
It later says: ‘I need proof and not fabricated ‘bs’ (b*******).’
It then cuts to a police officer telling the public to ‘move back’.
The subtitles then say: ‘Yes listen to the masonic copper, move back before you film anything incriminating against their false flag charade.’

‘That a video like this was shared by students the day after a soldier was killed like that on London’s streets is deeply concerning, and highlights the ease with which social media allows material like this to be accessed,’ Rupert Sutton, of anti-extremism think-tank Student Rights, told the Evening Standard.
‘We’ve seen in the past how students can be led towards violence by online material, and for this reason university authorities should be increasingly aware of this kind of activity.’

The University today tried to distance itself from the video.
‘The University is committed to ensuring all its students are free to study in a safe and secure environment,’ a spokesman said.
‘The views expressed by individual students or student societies, including on social media, do not represent those of the University.’

The LMU Islamic Society has so far refused to comment.



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calendar   Monday - June 03, 2013

Black Helicopters Are Watching Me Watch Them

My tinfoil hat must be at the cleaner’s. It figures. Like a camera, it’s never around when I need it.

I sure could have used it late this afternoon when not one, but two, black camouflaged Blackhawk helicopters buzzed Clinton here at tree top level for about 10 minutes. Pretty sure they were Blackhawks. Look like Hueys, but thicker in the tail, longer in the body and about twice as big, right? Gigantic horizontal stabilizer in the back, fuel schnozzle proboscis thinger in the front, two BIG jet engines on top, and the exhaust ports look kind of crenelated? Like the exit end of the jet engines is pleated, or nearly corrugated? Never seen one up close and personal, but suddenly, there they were. And not a ID number or an insignia on them that I could make out. Black on black paintjob, all splotchy, like they’d been hit with spray cans of several different shades of flat black. And wheels. I thought choppers had either skids or retactable wheels. These were hanging down front and rear.

Rather louder than the typical helicopter. Much deeper note to the sound. They did a couple loops over our bit of Route 31, a bit up and down Route 78, over the Spruce Run Reservoir, and then they were gone.  Who knows.

I noticed that I was the only person noticing though. I wonder if other people noticed me noticing, and sent out notices? Uh oh. Shoulda just played it cool, kept my head down, not made eye contact. Great. Another damn alien anal probe. Just what I wanted.


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 06/03/2013 at 09:46 PM   
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Will He Won’t He, Will He Won’t He, Will He Won’t He Sign The Bill?

Obama Urged to Sign Arms Trade Treaty Immediately

Advocacy groups here are stepping up a campaign to pressure President Barack Obama to quickly sign on to a new United Nations treaty aimed at regulating, for the first time, the international small-arms trade.

The Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), adopted by the U.N. in April following on years of preparation, opens for country signature on Monday. It passed with just three “no” votes, coming from Iran, North Korea and Syria, and will require the ratification of 50 countries to come into effect.

“The U.S. has said that it feels its export control system is one of the best in the world, and that it would like to see those standards replicated in the ATT,” Clare Da Silva, legal advisor on the ATT with Amnesty International, told IPS.

She says she is confident that the United States will sign on, though it most likely will not be on Monday.

“There is nothing in this treaty that requires the U.S. to do anything differently,” Rachel Stohl, a senior associate at the Stimson Center, a think tank here, said at a panel discussion Friday. “Rather, the issue here is simply the symbolism of saying that [the U.S.] is committed to this on an international level – that’s really important.”

Lawmakers urge Obama to reject UN international arms regulation treaty

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have banded together to urge President Obama not to sign a landmark international arms regulation treaty, as the U.N. measure opens for signature Monday.

The president has already voiced support for the treaty, which the U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved on April 2. It would require countries that ratify it to establish national regulations to control the transfer of conventional arms and components and to regulate arms brokers, but it will not explicitly control the domestic use of weapons in any country.

Still, gun-rights supporters on Capitol Hill warn the treaty could be used as the basis for additional gun regulations inside the U.S.

Last week, 130 members of Congress signed a letter to Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry urging them to reject the measure for this and other reasons.

“As your review of the treaty continues, we strongly encourage your administration to recognize its textual, inherent and procedural flaws, to uphold our country’s constitutional protections of civilian firearms ownership, and to defend the sovereignty of the United States, and thus to decide not to sign this treaty,” the lawmakers wrote.

In truth, the Small Arms Treaty would have no power in the USA unless it was also ratified by the Senate. Which is highly unlikely. They really do like their jobs and their fancy homes. And such ratification would immediately cause about a third of the nation to feel it was suddenly at war with the UN. A good number of them feel that IOTUS signing the treaty would be an impeachable offense, completely unconstitutional (ie “what part of shall not be infringed don’t you understand??") and perhaps an act of treason. And I agree. Like the Law Of The Sea Treaty, and like Kyoto, the UN’s Small Arms Treaty is bad for freedom, and bad for America. Which is why the leftys love it. 

But it is just a tiny bit amusing to see how the various media networks show their true colors, running either Story A or Story B but not both.

Will he, won’t he, will he won’t he, will he won’t he sign the bill?


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 06/03/2013 at 01:41 PM   
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Which Leads To

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This striking young woman is actress Tina Majorino. Lately she’s been appearing on the TV shows Grey’s Anatomy and Bones, but a few years before that she played Deb on the oddball cult film Napoleon Dynamite and it’s spin-off series.

How on earth do I get to her from Obama and the UN’s disgusting Small Arms Treaty? The wobbling back and forth of influences on IOTUS (the Irrelevance of The United States) and the press’s Will He Sign or Won’t He Sign puts me in mind of the song of the Mock Turtle from Alice In Wonderland.

“Will you walk a little faster?” said a whiting to a snail,
“There’s a porpoise close behind us, and he’s treading on my tail.
See how eagerly the lobsters and the turtles all advance!
They are waiting on the shingle – will you come and join the dance?
Will you, won’t you, will you, won’t you, will you join the dance?
Will you, won’t you, will you, won’t you, won’t you join the dance?

“You can really have no notion how delightful it will be
When they take us up and throw us, with the lobsters, out to sea!”
But the snail replied “Too far, too far!” and gave a look askance --
Said he thanked the whiting kindly, but he would not join the dance.
Would not, could not, would not, could not, would not join the dance.
Would not, could not, would not, could not, could not join the dance.


And way back in 1999, young Tina played Alice in one of those “very special” Hallmark TV movies called ... Alice In Wonderland. Charming film which I saw but once, the song stuck in my head, and for many years I thought Alice was played by a very young Alyson Hannigan ...

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Tina as Alice, and Alyson just being a hot wild redhead

So there you go. A peek inside the workings of my head. Faced with one of those Yes/No moments, my mind brings up this little metronomic tune. 1-2 3-4, 1-2 3-4, 1-2 3-4 1-2-3. 1-2 3-4, 1-2 3-4, 1-2 3-4, 1-2-3. Will-you walk-a little faster said-a whiting to-a-snail.

See More Below The Fold


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human rights for those who are clearly not


Greece: Afghan with swastikas throws woman over coastal wall
By Katerina Nikolas

Police in Corfu have arrested an illegal Afghan immigrant after he robbed a 20-year-old student and callously threw her over an eight-meter coastal wall. Police were surprised to find the Afghan had tattoos of swastikas and other Nazi symbols on his body.

Pantelis Haidos, the father of the young history student that was viciously attacked, described her ordeal to Zougla. He said she was returning home from a night out with friends when the alien Afghan robbed her. The young woman immediately handed over her purse when the robber demanded it, but as two cars approached the Afghan threw the Greek girl over the coastal wall.

Ms. Haidos is hospitalized but now out of danger. Meanwhile the criminal perpetrator has been charged with robbery and attempted murder. He will undergo a DNA test to ascertain his true age as his travel documents indicated he was 17-years-old but police have stated that his appearance is that of an older adult. If the man is indeed 17 he will be held in a young offenders’ jail rather than an adult prison.

According to Xryshaygh the Afghan criminal had applied for political asylum in Greece but had not been held in detention.

Proto Thema reported police are also perturbed by the swastikas and other Nazi symbols tattooed on the man’s body. The man refused to answer police questions regarding his tattoos but stated he was a Muslim.

Human rights organizations report almost daily on alleged racist attacks against immigrants by Greeks but fail to report on the frequent attacks against Greeks by illegal immigrants.

Perhaps the Greeks should send the scum to Saudi Arabia.
Bet those guys would get fast answers to any questions the Greeks want answered.  Oh sure, he could lie. But there’d be one hell of a penalty if discovered. A penalty not worth the lie.  But no.  They’ll follow the European rules watched over no doubt by various “rights” groups.

Meanwhile, in other news of Europe and crimes against the native populations.

From Holland:

Seven teens unidentified by names due to age, along with an adult whose name is El Hasan D (that’s all they say re name) have been arrested on charges of kicking a football lineman to death at a junior league match.
The charges are manslaughter, public violence and brutality.  Woo-hoo. That last one must be serious. Way I see it, bad enough you kick someone and they die. Maybe you didn’t intend that end.  But to keep on kicking and when there’s so many doing it, how is that manslaughter?  They should all suffer the very same.  That would be punishment and justice served.  But again. No. Can’t do that.  Something to do with human rights I believe.
Now would you not have to be a human to begin with to be accorded those rights? You’d think so.


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suadi sees a problem, saidi solves the problem. no euro court, no pc bull **** just a works

H/T Islam versus Europe

It’s just a short clip but shows in just 43 seconds how to control immigration where the will exists.

This happened at a passport centre in in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. If the same thing had happened in Europe, we could expect a global outcry.

The people shown in the video are mainly immigrants who will have come to Saudi Arabia as legal immigrants, under the tutelage of a nominated sponsor. When they switch sponsor, often because their original sponsor has no more work for them, they lose their legal status. Since the start of the year, Saudi Arabia has expelled 200,000 immigrants. (Again, if any European country had done this, you can imagine the global hysteria.) The immigrants have come to the passport centre, hoping to regularise their position. But the Saudi official has had enough of them and ushers them out of the complex with the aid of a whip.

Saudi Arabian Official Whips African Immigrants Out of Passport Centre

Hey, whatever woks. Right?

Too bad the same can’t be done here. No multi-culture pc bs over there.


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Shame He Didn’t Retire Long Ago

Senator Frank Lautenber, D-NJ, Dead At 89

Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., the last World War II veteran serving in the Senate, died due to complications from viral pneumonia at 4:02 a.m. Monday at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell, his office announced. He was 89 years old.

The Democrat had health problems in recent years and had missed several Senate votes in the first months of the year. He had the flu and missed the Senate’s Jan. 1 vote to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff of rising taxes and falling government spending, then missed several votes two months later because of leg pain.

A chest cold kept him from attending a May 29, 2013 tribute in New York honoring him for his contributions to the Jewish community and Israel.

He had been diagnosed in February 2010 with B-cell lymphoma of the stomach and underwent chemotherapy treatments until he was declared in June 2010 to be free of cancer. He worked between the treatments. The diagnosis came just days after the death of West Virginia’s Robert Byrd made Lautenberg the oldest member of the Senate.

Before going to Washington, he was a successful businessman who co-founded the firm Automatic Data Processing [aka ADP, who process paychecks for millions of people].

Lautenberg is survived by his wife, Bonnie Englebardt Lautenberg; six children and their spouses and 13 grandchildren.

Lautenberg announced in February that he would not seek reelection next year, opening the door for Newark’s Democratic Mayor Cory Booker and others to run for the Senate seat.

Lautenberg’s death creates a vacancy that Republican Gov. Chris Christie will fill temporarily.  According to New Jersey election law, Christie will appoint someone to the seat until a special election can be held.

In the Senate, Lautenberg was a longtime advocate of Amtrak and other transportation causes, as well as environmental, health care and veterans’ issues. Lately, he had helped lead efforts in the Senate to craft gun control measures, introducing a bill to ban high-capacity ammunition magazines holding more than 10 rounds.

I doubt if there was ever even one single issue that I agreed with Lautenberg on. We were about as poles apart as two people could be. I really wish he had retired years ago. 20 years ago.

Frank Lautenberg, RIP.


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 06/03/2013 at 10:11 AM   
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latest from pat condell


Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 06/03/2013 at 09:41 AM   
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bradley manning a hero? yes. but only to the left and other american haters.

What’s got me all worked up today.

Another left wing libtard and I don’t have the sense to pass his scribbling by. No. I hafta read the crap so that I can get my dander up.

This guy writes like he speaks for Americans, one of which he is not.
He claims that flaming faggot Bradley Manning is a hero.  Well right there I know he doesn’t know what the word means.  And apparently the term treason is meaningless but then, he is a liberal and I don’t think they recognize that word either.  He makes a big deal out of chopper pilots cheering after a hit on what they saw as enemy personnel. Well heck, that’s how ppl in combat talk. But Mr. Jones here would not know that, more than likely having had a nice cushy life and not been involved in any combat outside the verbal.  I’ve read this guy before, I must be a masochist as I know from past reads he does not think very highly of the US.
Anyway … here. Take a look.
The hard copy version reads;

By Owen Jones

It has launched illegal and unjust wars with catastrophic human consequences; it has helped overthrow democratically elected governments; it arms and backs some of the most brutal dictatorships on the face of the earth; and it has a track record of supporting terrorist organisations. Even many of its ardent supporters admit that the US foreign policy elite has a somewhat chequered history.

Today, an American hero stands in the dock, damned for a relatively tiny ray of light he shone on the darker recesses of this elite. Over three years ago, US soldier Bradley Manning – even now just 25 years old – leaked 250,000 US diplomatic cables and half a million army reports. There has never been a bigger leak of classified material in the history of the United States.

His punishment has already been severe. According to Juan Méndez, the UN special rapporteur on torture, he has faced cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment. For months, he was deprived of human contact. He was stripped of his clothes, left without privacy, and forced to sleep without any darkness. In 2011, P J Crowley was forced to resign as the US state department’s official spokesman after slamming Manning’s treatment as “ridiculous and counterproductive and stupid”.

Manning is partly being tried under the Espionage Act, a piece of legislation dating back to the First World War. He faces 22 charges in total: to 10 of them he has pleaded guilty, including wilfully communicating to an unauthorised person. But the most alarming charge is that he was “aiding the enemy” – in other words, that he intentionally helped al-Qa’ida.

No wonder powerful interests in the US want to make an example of Manning. Among the videos he released was an Apache helicopter conducting a bombing raid that killed Iraqi civilians and a Reuters journalist. “The most alarming aspect of the video to me was the seemingly delightful bloodlust they appeared to have,” Manning has said, appalled by the lack of “value for human life” shown by the pilots’ descriptions of “dead bastards”. Here was the “on-the-ground reality” of both the Iraq and Afghan wars, he claimed.

The truth is Manning has done a great service, both to the American people and to the world as a whole. US foreign policy depends on secrecy, not simply because of fear of US enemies, but because the reality would often horrify the American people.

There is nothing patriotic about the poorly scrutinised actions of the US foreign policy elite. Scores of young men or women are sent to be killed or maimed: those who call for bringing them to safety are smeared as “unpatriotic”. US civilians are put at risk of “blowback”, a CIA word for the unintended consequences of foreign interventions. They can even fail disastrously on their own terms. Back in the 1950s, the US helped overthrow Iran’s last democratically-elected Prime Minister, Mohammad Mosaddegh, fuelling anti-American sentiment that helped drive the Iranian Revolution.

That is why Manning has done us such a service. He has encouraged us to scrutinise the hidden realities of US power, and consider the dire consequences of decisions shrouded in secrecy. His actions should compel us to build a more open, balanced world, where great powers are less able to throw their poorly understood weight around. It would be a long-term investment: the US is in long-term decline, and autocratic China may take its place, quite possibly using its power more unjustly. Better, then, to challenge this world order now.

I have not posted the entire article.
You will find that HERE.


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calendar   Saturday - June 01, 2013

party time

Off to PA for a birthday party. Small to zero chance of their being clowns, pony rides, balloon animals, or a magic show ... but there will be beer and barbecue. It’s my wife’s birthday and today she is  50    49    45    43    37 . Yeah, that’s it, 37. Silly of me to get the numbers wrong. My bad.


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Americans don’t emigrate, at least not very many of us do, and the few who do don’t do it well.  We have created our own land and culture, and we simply don’t fit anywhere else, not even in the lands of our ancestors, who can barely tolerate us on two-week holidays.  In truth, while I admire Europe, I find the Europeans a bit tiresome, especially when they complain about Americans. 

Taken from Nelson Demille’s book, Gold Coast

Which is pretty much how I feel only more so at the present time.

A neighbor’s dog is barking again and I still have not figured out a way to kill the F***** thing.  I suppose killing the neighbors would accomplish the task as someone would then have to take away the dog.  Problem of course will be I’d be taken away too.  Not a pleasing prospect.  So back to sq. 1, how to …….

But the number ONE thing that has me going today is the god damned anti American article in the form of a book review by a fool named Guy Walters in the Mail.

He’s writing about the same subject I shared with you the other day, the so called “academic” who wrote about all the rape and slaughter and mayhem our GIs visited on the poor French after the invasion and liberation of Paris.  I have been to Paris, years ago, and have maintained ever since that we should have let the Germans keep it. Would have served them right.  Anyway, what did the French and the Brits expect when France declared war on Germany FIRST?

I’m just pissed because he (Walters) seems to buy the whole story as she wrote it. He seems to question nothing. And there isn’t any way I could have avoided the article today, because the damn headline ran all the way across the top two pages in a centerfold review.  So there it was staring at me in huge print.


US academic reveals American troops committed thousands of rapes on French women they were ‘liberating.’

His review goes on to paint a picture I had not read last week.  He is either quoting the bitch who wrote the book or it’s his opinion, hard to tell, but he says, “many French felt that their towns had been needlessly destroyed in a macho display of American firepower.” The article goes on to claim that there were an estimated 20,000 civilians killed in the battle for Normandy and in LeHavre alone 3,000 had died.  While thousand of French dead were taken from the rubble, there were no more than 10 German bodies.

It gets lots worse as this ass wipe would be journalist quotes actual conversations between a prostitutes and our GIs. The problem is, even though he uses the names of the girls, turns out they were murdered and raped by these killer Americans.  OK, could have happened and does in every war. And no war at all. Question here is, if the GI in question murdered the prostitute, how does this jerk know what exactly it was Elisabeth said to the “handsome American soldier” who he does not name.  Why not? If he knows the victim’s name he must know the killer or how else would the piss ant reviewer know the soldier was handsome?  He claims the soldier raped her corpse.


Lying fucks!


Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 06/01/2013 at 10:39 AM   
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secret courts,secret arrests.welcome to a place that rants about lack of justice in other countries

This is an article so bizarre, so terrifying to contemplate, that I had to stop everything else and share the lunacy.

I understand court orders must be obeyed but this ongoing bit of Stalinist court power just should not exist in our world. At least not in a case like this one.

I am posting most of the article instead of only a short bit.  You really need to read this.

If America has the same system, and I have never heard that we do, then we really need to be looking over our shoulders and be very careful.

Actually, thanks to a book Drew mentioned a week or so ago, (Gold Coast, by Nelson Demille), I got the clearest picture yet of how even our own law enforcement can act against people they want to stick it to.  That reminds me to say to Drew;

It’s your damn fault I lost sleep staying up trying to finish 638 pages even trying to hold my eyes open which in the end didn’t work.
Scary stuff.  I’ve read Demille before but missed this one. 

I don’t suppose I’d be surprised if American courts could do this also.  Makes me uncomfortable to think about it.

I guess I want stability in an unstable world.

Secret court jails father for sending son 21st birthday greeting on Facebook after he was gagged from naming him

Garry Johnson breached gagging order stopping him publicly naming son

46-year-old brought up his son and still lives with him

Judge sent father to prison for contempt at a closed-doors family court

Case certain to fuel concerns about Britain’s network of secret courts

By Sue Reid

A father has been jailed at a secret court hearing for sending a Facebook message to his grown-up son on his 21st birthday.

Garry Johnson, 46, breached a draconian gagging order which stops him publicly naming his son, Sam, whom he has brought up and who still lives with him.

In a case which is certain to fuel concerns about Britain’s shadowy network of secret courts, a judge sent the former music executive to prison for contempt at a closed-doors family court hearing in Essex at the beginning of last month.

He was not arrested by police or even represented by a lawyer.

The order silencing Mr Johnson – which follows an acrimonious divorce eight years ago – means he cannot mention either of his boys, 21-year-old Sam and Adam, 18, in public, even by congratulating them in a local newspaper announcement when they get engaged, married or have children in the future.

The extraordinary gag is set to last until the end of his life, although his boys are now adults. Last night they condemned their father’s jailing as ‘cruel and ludicrous’.

After their parents’ divorce, the two boys chose to live with their father, following a series of rows with their mother over her new boyfriend.

But within a year of the divorce, Mr Johnson’s ex-wife made allegations to Essex social workers that he was neglecting the children and not feeding them properly at his smart family home.

An investigation by social workers cleared him of any wrongdoing and said the boys were fine.

A year later, in 2006, she made further allegations to social workers that he was mentally unfit to care for the boys.

Medical documents shown to the Mail by Sam and Adam reveal that Mr Johnson was examined three times by a local psychiatrist hired by social workers. The doctor wrote to social workers saying:  ‘There is no evidence of mental illness. I cannot understand why there are concerns about Mr Johnson’s mental health.’

Social services refused, as a result, to get involved.

In 2007, the ex-wife started private care proceedings to remove the boys from their father. A judge put the boys under a ‘living at home with parent’ care order.

It meant they would continue to live with their father, but under supervision by social services.

This care order was accompanied by the gagging order to stop an increasingly anguished Mr Johnson talking about the case publicly.

Even naming his sons in the most innocuous circumstances – such as on Facebook – became a contempt of court.
Much-loved: Gary Johnson wished his son, Sam a happy birthday on Facebook. Sam is pictured when he was 15 in 2007

The care order on Sam expired on his 18th birthday three years ago. The one on Adam in October last year when he reached 18. Normally, a gagging order imposed by a family court judge on a parent expires at the same time as a care order on the child. This one did not.

Mr Johnson was imprisoned at the height of the Mail’s campaign against jailings by this country’s network of secret courts.

The secretive family court system, which jailed Mr Johnson, deals with custody wrangles, children’s care orders and adoption.

Mr Johnson received a letter in late April from Chelmsford County Court officials ordering him to go to Basildon Magistrates’ Court building on May 2 for a hearing regarding his children.

He was not warned he might face imprisonment or that the hearing was about his Facebook message, posted on Sam’s birthday a few days earlier on April 23.

On arrival, he was escorted by court security guards to a private room in the building for a half hour hearing under family court rules before His Honour Judge Damien Lochrane.

He was not warned that he might need a lawyer.

At the private hearing, Mr Johnson learned he had breached a gagging order, imposed by the family courts in 2007, by sending the Facebook message.

He informed the judge that he had had four heart attacks and was awaiting a triple by-pass operation. But he was sentenced to 28 days’ jail and sent down to a court cell to await transport to Chelmsford prison.

In the court cell, he had a heart attack caused by the shock. Rushed to a local hospital by ambulance, he was then shackled and handcuffed to a bed while on oxygen and receiving morphine.

A team of prison officers were put on 24-hour shifts beside his bed to make sure he did not escape.

He recovered and was sent to prison two days later, serving two weeks of the sentence before being released. Details of the horrifying case were made public to the Mail by his sons, who are not subject to any gagging order according to their Essex-based lawyer, Alan Foskett.

The jailing provoked a horrified response from MPs last night. John Hemming, the Lib Dem MP who has campaigned against the secret courts, said: ‘This is yet another example of how the secret courts are stopping freedom of speech. I have never heard of a gagging order of this kind going on into adulthood. This is a surreal case.’

Mr Johnson’s local MP, John Baron, said: ‘I have helped Mr Johnson and his sons – who always wanted to live with him – over several years. To find he has been imprisoned for sending a birthday message to one of them is troubling.

Sam, a telesales manager and former professional footballer, said last night: ‘My dad is a good father and has never been in trouble with the police. He was treated like a criminal. This ludicrous gagging order should not exist and must now be lifted.

Both Adam and myself are adults. This cruel ruling is now hanging over my father to silence him about the sons he loves for the rest of his life. That is a terrible thing in what is meant to be a free country.’

Mr Johnson was imprisoned a day before senior judges, on May 3, reacted to the Mail campaign by saying they planned to stop courts jailing defendants in secret for contempt.

Because of the controversial secrecy rules, some have been sent to jail for discussing their case with MPs or charity workers advising them.

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So in other words, a person can not even speak to say their congresscritter or senator if this should be a rule in the US. Wow. Here’s the Mail’s comment on the subject.



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