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Jimmy Savile Statue Torn Down At Glasgow Leisure Centre After Rape Allegations (PICTURES)

Jimmy Savile Statue Torn Down At Glasgow Leisure Centre After Rape Allegations (PICTURES)

Commented Oct 3, 2012 at 18:09:59 in UK

“He may be guilty of statutory rape (sex with a minor) but he had groupies screaming all over him! Any one of these girls could have been very willing to perform sex acts with a celeb, imagine the thrills! Then, when compo culture arrived, it suddenly became rape. I am willing to see this from all sides, Jimmy Savile's and the alleged victims. If he is guilty, it will come out, the truth always does.”
Jimmy Savile Statue Torn Down At Glasgow Leisure Centre After Rape Allegations (PICTURES)

Jimmy Savile Statue Torn Down At Glasgow Leisure Centre After Rape Allegations (PICTURES)

Commented Oct 3, 2012 at 18:05:41 in UK

“Sadly even if he is guilty of these heinous crimes, he is not here to defend them in a court of law. If the victims could not come out in the 60s and 70s, then why not the 90s or 2000s? He only died two years ago, they could have come out, and would have been believed, before he died. He would have faced arrest and been forced to admit his filthy deeds, or deny them and face trial. I am interested in the other two 'celebrities' who were supposedly involved though, if they get arrested perhaps they will spill the beans about Savile. If true then everyone, including Childline founder, Esther Rantzen are all guilty of covering it up if they were, as it is said, aware of it. I do see some investigations and maybe even prosecutions coming out of this, it will be interesting to watch the scandal unfold over the next few months as the investigations progress.”

lindales63 on Oct 4, 2012 at 03:48:02

“I agree with your comment. Esther could have done something about it in the 80s somehow, She must have had rumours at the BBC. And Paul Gambaccini who's supposed to have had serious suspicions but kept quiet, and why didn't the girls victims come out say at the time Gary Glitter was named and shamed, if not before.... with compelling evidence ( such as several victims coming forward at the same time ) there would have been an investigation. JS was not a Mafia man, even if he was a bit intimidating at times. It is a shame for the real victims of sexual abuse, and a terrible burden on JS family, but then again ..... didn't they suspect anything or covered it up?????”

jillblnsky on Oct 3, 2012 at 18:55:08

“I think you are not taking into account the effects of sexual abuse on children. It takes years and years for victims to pick up the courage to talk about it and it helps enormously when other people come forward with the same story. It makes you feel safe in numbers. To have said so at the time, would have been not just traumatic but a waste of time because the children, because that is what they were would not have been believed and probably would have been regarded as liars. Sadly, not much as changed, it seems.”

kaytee1975 on Oct 3, 2012 at 18:14:34

“Too true. Couldn't have put it any better”

hibees7 on Oct 3, 2012 at 18:12:14

“Well said chez86”
Andrew Lee Scott Dead: Lake County Police Fatally Shoot Wrong Man While Hunting Murder Suspect

Andrew Lee Scott Dead: Lake County Police Fatally Shoot Wrong Man While Hunting Murder Suspect

Commented Jul 21, 2012 at 20:38:31 in Crime

“This poor man looks NOTHING like the two guys the cops were after! Both of them had short dark hair and one was of Hispanic origin. Andrew Scott had long strawberry blonde hair and bright blue eyes! Even in the dark an idiot could tell this was not the man/men they were after! Some simple survailance of the property for a day or two would have told the cops it was inhabited by a young couple, not by the fugitive.

He had every right to answer the door with his gun, it was in the middle of the night, in a crime ridden area in a crime ridden state. Yeah, I am in the UK and I know Florida is crime ridden, gang ridden and packed with illegal migrants. He picked up his gun because he feared for his safety, and that of his girlfriend too most likely. If I was allowed a gun in the UK, I would have done exactly the same in these curcumstances. The officers did not announce who they were, so Andrew probably worried it was robbers or someone intent on hurting him and his girlfriend and stealing their posessions. No gun should be shot, unless a gun is being violently aimed at the officers or fired at them. First line should be discussion, so 'stop! put your hands where I can see them' with guns drawn is usually enough to make most people drop the gun and obey.”
Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi Welcomes David Cameron's Call For Suspension Of Sanctions

Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi Welcomes David Cameron's Call For Suspension Of Sanctions

Commented Apr 14, 2012 at 06:14:51 in UK Politics

“I admire her so much, she has been detained in her crumbling home for the best part of 30 years by the Junta, while she knew what other people in her country were enduring was a million times worse. At least during her detention she was kept reasonably well, fed correctly, allowed a radio and books etc. For her willingness to work WITH president Thein Sein, after what his millitary backed government has done and how long their detained her, shows just what kind of a person she is, she harbours no hatred.”
New Forest Campsite Death: Isabelle Harris Parents 'Devastated'

New Forest Campsite Death: Isabelle Harris Parents 'Devastated'

Commented Apr 12, 2012 at 14:14:05 in UK

“I strongly condemn the police for their rash move of arresting her parents. The poor girl probably died alone in the ambulance due to her parents not being able to go with her. What EVIDENCE did they have for foul play? Absolutly NONE, no weapon, no nothing. They couldn't even be bothered to wait for medical evidence, e.g corroner's report or even the word of a consultant at the hospital. Police aren't trained to find causes of death, that's what coroners and expert doctors are for. It's hardly like they were about to jump on the next plane and flee the country is it! Utterly disgraceful, false arrest, aka kidnap, of two destraught loving parents. Imagine if the police had decided to cook up their version of events? This could so easilly have turned into a witch hunt nightmare for the poor parents. No doubt some jobsworth detective with issues from his past will carry on pursuing the non-case even after all the medical reports are in. You still think you're all living in a free democracy don't you....”
Harold Camping Says May 21 Rapture Prediction Was 'Incorrect And Sinful'

Harold Camping Says May 21 Rapture Prediction Was 'Incorrect And Sinful'

Commented Mar 16, 2012 at 11:27:00 in Religion

“Any Christian spouting about knowing when the 'rapture' will happen is full of crock. I am no religious, but I do remember that Jesus said 'only the father knows the day and the hour' or something like that. Anyone doing this is doing so to expand their wallet, and it should be made illegal to obtain payment for such things. He should be forced, by law, to either refund the money, or donate it to a charity of the government's choosing.”
Peaches Geldof Shows Off Huge Baby Bump On Twitter

Peaches Geldof Shows Off Huge Baby Bump On Twitter

Commented Mar 9, 2012 at 19:30:41 in Home

“Poor baby having her for a mother. Paula Yates would be spinning in her grave if she knew how her daughters were landing up, heading for the same fate she suffered. No doubt the kid will have to endure growing up without a father when this motley pair decide the fling is over. What is she famous for exactly? What has she done herself exactly? hmm, pose a few half naked cataloge shoots, get a tattoo and have a famous father, she's contributed nothing to the world, yet she is still in every other news article! It's about time celebrity outlets started reporting on actual celebrities, not daddie's girls who decide to become pregnant by accident.”
David O'Neill, 19, Sacked From Chinese Restaurant For Being White

David O'Neill, 19, Sacked From Chinese Restaurant For Being White

Commented Feb 22, 2012 at 07:36:03 in UK

“You'll find most of these places employ 100% chinese staff. I think it may be more to do with their cullinary skills rather than skin colour to be honest. It's like Indian resturaunts, most of the staff working in them are Indian. Some people come here from places like China with the sole purpose of working in these resturaunts. Also, sadly the foreign workers are a lot more content to work longer hours for much less pay than Brits would.

However, this does NOT excuse his sacking! My guess he had pretty good customer and cooking skills, and should have retained his job. We have equality laws for a reason, if he was a women, he would probably have got a lot more compo too! However did they know he was 'not white' when they employed him? What about the customers, how many of those are 'not white' too? Or perhaps they import their customers from China like they do the staff!!”

PCMyrs on Feb 22, 2012 at 09:36:05

“So a british born chinese can cook chinese, but a british born white person cannot? Rubbish, anyone can cook Chinese, its a matter of training. Do you have to be French to cook french food? English to cook roast beef and yorkshire? How come Chinese are cooking Fish'n'chips? Now if you think of credibility - diners may well prefer Chinese staff to add to the ambience - thats a more difficult question and has some merit. This is where PC racism laws fail everyone.”

grahamrk on Feb 22, 2012 at 09:31:43

“This place should be checked for illegals regularly”

mrdailydigger on Feb 22, 2012 at 09:21:44

“If you read the report it says that new management came in and they were the ones with the racist views.”

mickbono on Feb 22, 2012 at 09:18:29

“he was a waiter not a cook & its against the law to pay below the minimum wage so how can you say the chinese will work for less pay”

roseandpeony on Feb 22, 2012 at 09:05:10

“He was a waiter, not a cook. I have also been to the employment tribunal, and I can assure you "compo" is assessed on a strict criteria, not a whim.”
Girls Raped By Their Own Gang Members To Receive Victims Fund

Girls Raped By Their Own Gang Members To Receive Victims Fund

Commented Feb 10, 2012 at 20:00:55 in UK

“Money won't be given to them from the schemes no, BUT money WILL come from the no win no fee culture we live in! A successful rape claim, even if false, can bring the victim in a huge wad of cash in compensation. If this scheme doesn't remember that, it will fail on so many levels. It's sad, because it will give gangs another tool to use against rival gangs. Even if money wasn't a factor, a false rape claim, or even a bunch of them aimed at male members of rival gangs will certainly be a factor. If a girl is raped by a member of her gang, her gang could very easilly threaten and intimidate her into transfering the claim onto a boy from a rival gang if no DNA evidence could be gathered. The rules for support from these schemes should mean the girl having to move areas into a refuge many miles from where her gang is active, and agree to sign a form to say she will NOT associate with gangs or gang related activities, otherwise her place on the scheme will be voided. Gang culture needs tackling at it's very roots, the places where it starts.Absent fathers are also to blame, as kids often turn to gangs as a form of family when their home lives have become unstable or divided. It's the much wider social problems that are at the roots of gang culture, not poverty so much, but the family structure.”

Thismortalcoil on Feb 12, 2012 at 08:03:12

“This initiative is tackling an aspect of gang culture at its roots. And I'm not sure how familiar you are with the statistics about rape in the UK, but it's an incredibly difficult crime to prove. Even with DNA evidence, only a tiny percentage of rapes ever get to court, so false claims about it would be an extremely ineffective 'tool'.”
Girls Raped By Their Own Gang Members To Receive Victims Fund

Girls Raped By Their Own Gang Members To Receive Victims Fund

Commented Feb 10, 2012 at 19:44:48 in UK

“With each successful rape claim is a successful claim for compensation which can be made against the accused. You should know this!”

eastwoodmaniac on Feb 11, 2012 at 03:15:31

“Again, this is not a compensation fund. All the information is there in the article for you to read. So really it should be YOU who knows this!”
Girls Raped By Their Own Gang Members To Receive Victims Fund

Girls Raped By Their Own Gang Members To Receive Victims Fund

Commented Feb 10, 2012 at 19:43:22 in UK

“Nobody DESERVES to be raped, I did not say that. But then again, criminals don't need further excuses do they. As soon as these girls, who are as much hardened criminals as their male counterparts, start getting the idea they can play the victim, they will soon seen pound signs. A rape claim can bring a woman thousands of pounds in compensation, if a false claim is successful, a girl gang member can make her gang big bucks by organising to accuse boys already in prison, then as Karen1963yorks says, handing the compo over to the boy on his release for a nice little nestegg! I a girl has been raped, she should report it through channels that already exist. I don't agree with basically placing another tool for use in gang warfare into the hands of existing gang members. Part of getting this support should include having to move into a refuge well away from the area where your gang is active, and having absolutly NO further contact with any of the gang members or associating with gangs. There needs to be many, many more rules in place to make this work as intended. You're also forgetting these girls have committed shockingly violent acts too, including deception, theft, assault, robbery, armed robbery, car crime and heaven forbid, murder. They are far from sweet, innocent little girls who still play with barbie!”

DANI1984 on Feb 16, 2012 at 20:31:29

“Key word you used there, girls, not women”

eastwoodmaniac on Feb 11, 2012 at 03:13:44

“They will soon see pound signs? You seem to be under the impression that this is some sort of compensation fund. It's not and even if it were it is highly cynical (and downright delusional if you ask me) of you to think that there are people who would actually go to prison in order to share part of the compensation.

Your whole argument is invalidated by your not being in possession of the facts. Is it really that hard to read an article before forming an opinion?”
Girls Raped By Their Own Gang Members To Receive Victims Fund

Girls Raped By Their Own Gang Members To Receive Victims Fund

Commented Feb 10, 2012 at 19:35:56 in UK

“These are very possible outcomes. These girls are as much criminals as their boy counterparts. As soon as you start giving criminals he idea they can play the victim, they will, and the results will be far from what they want to acheive here.”
First Mobile Euthanasia Unit To Be Launched In Holland

First Mobile Euthanasia Unit To Be Launched In Holland

Commented Feb 10, 2012 at 19:24:54 in UK Lifestyle

“I agree with this in cases where there is NO chance of a cure for the patient. If someone wishes to end their life on their own terms, it's their body and their right. They should not be forced to use one of the many 'dirty' suicide methods, such as hanging or overdose, as those methods have a high chance of failing. Or jumping in front of trains & vehicles and causing some poor train or car driver to have to live with their choice for the rest of their lives too. Two doctors, specialising in the individual's terminal illness, who do not know the patient, should have to both independently agree that there is no chance of survival or a cure, then once they have agreed, the patient can be given the correct, peaceful and clean method to end their suffering. If you need two doctors to agree on a mental health section, then surely the same could be applied to this too? Anyway, it has my full support and I hope something like this makes it to the UK soon.”
Girls Raped By Their Own Gang Members To Receive Victims Fund

Girls Raped By Their Own Gang Members To Receive Victims Fund

Commented Feb 10, 2012 at 05:39:46 in UK

“To finish, this is gonna give the gang wars another weapon, false fape accusations against male members of rival gangs. I see a big influx of rape claims when this scheme really kicks off. Why not put the money into stopping gang culture in the first place, then all the little side problems like violence and rape wouldn't ever come to pass would they. It starts in schools, so hit schools with new education programs. Schools and colleges, anywhere where young people meet each other, youth clubs, even parks and bus shelters, start in those places and you wouldn't find so many people becoming 'victims' would you.”

karen1963yorks on Feb 10, 2012 at 08:47:28

“Very good point about how this could encourage false claims just for the cash. In fact I could see a situation where a girl is or claims to be raped by a gang member who is now serving time or off the scene. She gets compensation and then gives it to him. If he is inside for say 3 years already another 3 years running concurently plus a wad of cash is a bonus for him.”
Girls Raped By Their Own Gang Members To Receive Victims Fund

Girls Raped By Their Own Gang Members To Receive Victims Fund

Commented Feb 10, 2012 at 05:35:16 in UK

“Also it is NOT completly true that girls are always at the bottom of a gang structure. I have come up against many girls in my lifetime who were quite clearly top of the food chain. Not that they bother me though, I know how to have a dust up if needs be :)”
Girls Raped By Their Own Gang Members To Receive Victims Fund

Girls Raped By Their Own Gang Members To Receive Victims Fund

Commented Feb 10, 2012 at 05:29:06 in UK

“I would usually care, but if you're stupid enough to hang out with criminals, then you should be ready to commit crimes and have them commited against you. If you try and take my stuff girlie I won't care how many times your boyfriend wouldn't stop when you said you were tired, I'm still going to do my uttermost to kick the cr*p out of you, no matter what 'tools' you may have against me.”

DANI1984 on Feb 16, 2012 at 20:29:08

“Twisted, you all are, If you have a 10yr old girl, hanging around with who she thinks are her friends, would you turn her away from support. If she is forced booze and passed around a group to be f to near death by some teen boys who can't get a girl their own age to go with them. It is not always black and white, there is a grey you know”

eastwoodmaniac on Feb 10, 2012 at 06:56:46

“No one deserves to be raped, no matter how stupid you consider them to be. Perhaps naive would be a better description for these young girls. Your attitude toward such a violent act is shockingly blasé.”
Falklands: Cristina Fernandez De Kirchner Hits Back At David Cameron

Falklands: Cristina Fernandez De Kirchner Hits Back At David Cameron

Commented Jan 29, 2012 at 07:48:20 in UK Politics

“I say both countries, Britain AND Argentina should ask the Falklands Islanders what THEY want! Afterall, Cameron or Fernandez, they don't LIVE on the islands. This little 'speck' or 'rock' in the ocean is what many people call home, so they should be allowed to cast the final vote over who should govern these islands and claim them as their land!!”

esso man on Jan 29, 2012 at 11:00:04

“hate to tell you but the islanders were asked & 100% said bxllxcks to Arentina we want to stay under British rule,as I have said numerous times this is a diversion by the Argentian politicians to stir up the populations feelings & away from their own problems,namely an election,which going by information coming out from Argentina their chances of re-election are some what dubious at the moment,so if they can create a diversion towards the Falklands their chances are increased dramatically.”
E-cigarettes: Should They Be Regulated as Cigarettes?

E-cigarettes: Should They Be Regulated as Cigarettes?

Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 12:44:04 in Chicago

“I have no problem with some sensible regulation. As a vaper, I support sensible regulation of ecigs, which would mean things like preventing sales to minors by requiring ID to purchase the devices and the liquids, and making it harder for very young children to operate the devices. Also giving the police and local councils the power to remove e cigarettes from minors in public places as they do with alcohol, and prosecute retailers who sell them and the liquids to minors under similar law to current tobacco and alcohol regulations. Also to protect us e cig users, liquids must pass a safety check before entering the market to make sure they do not contain any unnecessary chemical additives. Advertising for e cigs should also follow the current model used for alcohol, adverts must not be made to appeal to a certain sex, culture, race or age group. Public places should operate the right to allow or disallow the use of e cigarettes on their premises or inside buildings an have the option of allowing a 'vaping zone' where e cig users can go to use the devices. Banning e cigs outright is a travesty to public health, it will force millions of vapers back onto cancer causing tobacco, pushing up the public health bill even more than tobacco is now.”
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How Red Nose Day Is Helping to Combat Malaria in Africa

Commented Mar 2, 2013 at 19:16:00 in UK Entertainment

“I still think a terrible sum of Red Nose cash goes to corrupt governments. If they really want to help, then get over there, bring the most simple of things that can save thousands of lives, the main ones being mosquito nets, and more mosquito nets. One mosquito net can help protect one child from catching malaria, allowing them to grow into an adult and succeed in their lives. Insect repellant products which we take for granted can also help hugely, along with teaching orphanage nurses in effective fly control methods, and providing solar operated 'fly zappers' and sticky fly tapes for bedrooms, classrooms and play areas. Teaching orphanage nurses and parents to manage mosquito risks, such as keeping the children away from dirty water. Malaria is so preventable, a tablet which can be produced for next to nothing can protect you from malaria, and malaria is not a death sentence when the correct medical assistance can be offered, it's very treatable.”
'Loud Bang' Was Sonic Boom Caused By Typhoon Jet Breaking Sound Barrier, MoD Confirms

'Loud Bang' Was Sonic Boom Caused By Typhoon Jet Breaking Sound Barrier, MoD Confirms

Commented Apr 13, 2012 at 06:27:36 in UK

“Oh they did, they did it not that long after taking off too! I livedin a village called Spondon in Derby and I have vivid memories of the Concord flying straight over our house, and then as it approached it would break the sound barrier and the sonic boom has to be the strangest of sounds, it's very loud but your ears perceive it as being both loud and distant at the same time. It can also be heard for many miles either way away from the aircraft.”

maffoo2000 on Apr 13, 2012 at 11:30:43

“Sorry Chez, but there's just no way something the size of Concord went supersonic over the Midlands. Because it was powered by pure jets developed for military purposes (Back to the TSR2!) it was, by current standards, ludicrously noisy and in the right conditions I'm sure it sounded like a boom. If it really did go SS over your house, half the village would probably now have structural problems and it would have been a glazier's dream!”

wokingham7 on Apr 13, 2012 at 06:58:35

“Total nonsense Chez! Concorde did not fly out of East Midlands on a regular basis and never went supoersonic over land,”
'Loud Bang' Was Sonic Boom Caused By Typhoon Jet Breaking Sound Barrier, MoD Confirms

'Loud Bang' Was Sonic Boom Caused By Typhoon Jet Breaking Sound Barrier, MoD Confirms

Commented Apr 13, 2012 at 06:23:53 in UK

“I remember living under the flightpath of the concord near East Midlands Airport when I lived in Spondon, Derby. This would happen frequently right over our house when the concord went supersonic. The sonic boom was an odd sound, it sounded very loud but far away as it resonated across the sky. I've absolutly no doubt a sonic boom can be heard for many miles away from the aircraft in each direction because I've heard it myself at close range.”

Melboy24 on Apr 13, 2012 at 13:10:15

“@wokingham7 chez did NOT say concorde was coming in to East Midlands airport...READ IT proper like,,,and get get off your pedestal or you'll get hurt when you fall off...jeez !”

philipstoreman on Apr 13, 2012 at 08:22:31

“Recall hearing sonic boom of concorde in Plymouth.when the conditions were correct.A low level double boom.”

wokingham7 on Apr 13, 2012 at 06:53:37

“Your memory must be at fault. ConcordE never operated regularly out of East Midlands and never went supersonic over land, even by accident”