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View Article  Unlimited Broadband

Too many companies are now abusing this word, typically these are companies offering internet services. An example would be of Company A offering mobile/home broadband with unlimited usage. Then in the terms & conditions there will be a clause that restricts the customer to download only 1Gb of data per month.

This is NOT unlimited.

Unlimited is defined as being: not limited, infinite or unrestricted.

If no current law prevents this, then one should be made to cover this grey area.


We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to Ban the use of the word 'Unlimited' if the subject in question is limited.

View Article  Response from the goverment
Looks like it was a bad landlord try to make the issue bigger than it was, it was only about they pub and not soho as a whole

You recently signed a petition asking the Prime Minister to "resist the ban
on outside drinking and maintain the liberal culture of Soho."

A formal response to the petition will be sent to you, and posted online,
once the petition has closed.

In the meantime, you may wish to know that Westminster Council has released
a statement on the subject of the petition as follows:

Contrary to internet rumours, Westminster has no plans to ban outside
drinking in Soho or in the city as a whole. This is an inaccurate and
misleading rumour.

Indeed, the council is actively trying to promote responsible
alfresco-style dining and drinking in certain parts of the city by creating
calm oases away from the hustle and bustle of the main streets.

We are, however, reviewing the licence for The Endurance pub in Berwick
Street following a long history of complaints from nearby residents about
noise from drinkers outside the premises. The Council has previously tried
to work with this pub to resolve this problem and we regret that this
review is now necessary.

The review by the council's licensing committee is due to take place on
June 26, 2008. We want everyone to be able to come to Westminster and have
a good time, but we need to ensure that the interests of residents are
protected and licensees must work with us to this end.

Petition information -

If you would like to opt out of receiving further mail on this or any other
petitions you signed, please email

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View Article  Save Outside Drinking in Soho
We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to resist the ban on outside drinking and maintain the liberal culture of Soho.

This petition as been created by the licensee's of Soho. If you live, work or just visit Soho, and you are familiar with The Endurance Pub and want to support us against Westminster Councils objective for a complete ban on outside drinking and socializing then please sign our petition. It is the councils intention to enforce a complete ban on outside drinking in all licensed premises.

Submitted by Alan Drew of Hope & Glory Public Houses LTD – Deadline to sign up by: 12 November 2008 –
View Article  Corporate Christmas

"Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasion and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all. I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2008, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make this planet great and without regard to the race, creed, colour, age, physical ability, religious faith or sexual preference of the wishee. By accepting these greetings you are accepting these terms. This greeting is subject to clarification or withdrawal. It is freely transferable with no alteration to the original greeting. It implies no promise by the wisher to actually implement any of the wishes for himself or others, and is void where prohibited by law and is revocable at the sole discretion of the wisher. This wish is warranted to perform as expected within the usual application of good tidings for a period of one year or until the issuance of a subsequent holiday greeting, whichever comes first, and warranty is limited to replacement of this wish or issuance of a new wish at the sole discretion of the wisher."

This was sent to me by a friend Geoff

View Article  Some one really doesn't like Billie Piper
Well it seem they decided to put up a poster of a scantily clad Billie Piper in one of the most conservative neighborhoods in London. Someone seems to have taken offense to the poster and covered it in White Gloss. Some one really doesn't like billie piper

The picture that they splattered is this one
View Article  Tom Ford fulfils Hicks' prophecy

 From the List:

Hardcastle:  "For those of you familiar with Bill Hicks' stand up, I'm sure you'll rememeber his bit about the ultimate telivision commercial, where a girl is completely nude and touching herself. All it says is "Drink Coke". For those of you unfamiliar with this, here's the clip:

Well, it would seem that fashion designer Tom Ford has made it all reality.

 Jessic: "The obvious conclusion to draw from this is that it smells like minge... Erm I mean shocking state of society exploitation etc."

View Article  How to Create an Angry American
Jon Stewart introduces a nice exposition of the blatant lies of the neo-cons.
View Article  Every wanted to protest.....
but really couldn't be arsed... well Tracey Moberly, Tony Pletts and Mark Thomas have the solution for you.... McDemos

We provide bespoke or off the peg demonstrations against governments, corporations and occasionally neighbours at a price to suit all pockets. No job to small or too big, from a discrete "boo" to a literally renting a mob, we cater for all your protesting needs!

McDemos is a protest solutions company (06153817) registered at Companies House UK
View Article  LA
A senior policeman in Los Angeles has been demoted and his deputy and about 60 other officers have been reassigned after an inquiry into May Day clashes. Last week protesters and journalists were injured when police fired some 140 rubber bullets to break up the crowd. The rally had been peaceful until the clashes, which the police department said were prompted by agitators throwing rocks and bottles at officers. But TV footage showed a police officer pushing people who were walking away.

Judge for yourself from the clips below from the major news networks
clip 1
cnn msnbcprivate journo
View Article  Tips for Satirists
as sent to me by a friend
  1. Begin with lust and rage and mean-spiritedness if need be, but write yourself through to shared laughter, one the "victim" shares, unless you mean a death struggle.

  2. If you write anonymously about anyone other than a public figure, and mean to wound, can't help wounding, consider making the victim a "type," not a person. Make up a name for your speaker, but also for your target: "Sir Richard Surly," or whatever.

  3. If you need therapy, get therapy.

  4. Remember that satire by definition has a moral point.  Vindictiveness, flaming, making an example out of a minor figure, none of that is satire.

  5. I believe that by definition real satire is directed at those who are, in ordinary life, in a position to not only retaliate, but are in a position to retaliate by inflicting real injury: the pillory, Guantanamo, an IRS audit, termination from a job. Unless the risk to yourself is heroic, don't call your cruelty satire.

  6. Remember that satire is a gun that recoils upon the speaker, and the author too. Remember that it "takes one to know one." The Fool reviles the Knave, and the Knave reviles the Fool.

  7. Often the strongest and best satire isolates in the "Other" the writer's own faults. We overcome ourselves by wounding our own sinful nature. But remember that the boil that most needs lancing is on your own laughing face.

  8. To rejoice in the suffering of those weaker than yourself, or vulnerable people, is not satire but malice. (As Oscar Wilde would say, "That is a fault.")

  9. To run with a mob and lynch even a person who deserves it is not satire, but a sin.

  10. Satire wounds only to heal, inflicts pain only to instruct, and leaves the target either untouched (since only a type has been satirized), or laughing, if ruefully.

  11. When the victim laughs at his own folly and the crowd laughs too, the satirist has prevailed.

  12. When the victim extracts the satirist's blood, or sues and wins, the satirist has lost.

  13. The satirist also loses when the victim, innocent or guilty, is broken upon the wheel, while the mob jeers. This is only excusable as a last resort when the victim is the Tyrant and the mob are those who were his minions, including the Officers of his Kangaroo Court, his Palace Guard, and his own Headsman.

  14. Satire is a noble trade, but no easier than butchery to master. If you have never vivisected a dog, don't practice on a friend.

  15. Never dish out what you can't take.

View Article  British humbug
Human Writes Homepage

British humbug by Mark Thomas

Did you hear the snigger as Britain complained that Iran had broken international law

It is an awkward question to ask but did anyone else hear the rest of the world sniggering?

I thought I heard it, that’s all. The sequence of events went like this: the unfortunate British soldiers were kidnapped by Iran, Britain announced that Iran had broken international law... and that was when I thought I heard a global giggle, though it could have been a snort of derision.

more at

View Article  No Tats in our army
The US Marines are banning the wearing of large tattoos, saying they do not represent "traditional values". From Sunday, tattoos on the head or neck, or large tattoos on arms or legs will not be allowed. Marines already with the tattoos are exempt. Unit commanders will photograph and document all existing tattoos to make sure Marines do not touch them up. Dozens of Marines are reportedly queuing up at tattoo parlours to beat the deadline.

Marines have long been banned from having racist or sexist tattoos. But from 1 April, "sleeve" tattoos that cover most of an arm or leg will be banned, as will smaller half or quarter sleeve tattoos if they are visible on arms or legs when a Marine is wearing shorts and T-shirt.

View Article  CSI
View Article  Another Beau Bo D'or classic

View Article  Most outrageous comments of 2006

How extreme were conservative commentators in their remark this year? How about calls to nuke the Middle East and an allegation that a "gay ... mafia" used the congressional page program as its own "personal preserve." Right-wing rhetoric documented by Media Matters for America

View Article  Britons to be scanned for FBI database,,1984496,00.html

Millions of Britons who visit the United States are to have their fingerprints stored on the FBI database alongside those of criminals, in a move that has outraged civil rights groups.

The Observer has established that under new plans to combat terrorism, the US government will demand that visitors have all 10 fingers scanned when they enter the country. The information will be shared with intelligence agencies, including the FBI, with no restrictions on their international use. more on link

To the people who say "if you're innocent you have nothing to fear. I would gladly have my ten toe prints taken too if only to be able to step foot in the 'Land of the Free" I present this:

original graphic by Winjer 2004
View Article  We need a 'Bribery Tsar' for the 21st century

If bribery is so good for jobs, why should it be a crime? writes Mark Thomas in the New Statesman Blog

The war on terror has been used to justify many things from the Brian Haw law (to make protesters get permits) to illegally invading Iraq. It is indeed a small wonder that John Prescott when caught shagging didn’t opt for the “war on terror” defence.

I for one would pay money to see him declaring, “We have it on reliable intelligence information that unless I put my penis in the woman’s vagina then terrorists will detonate a nuclear dirty bomb device. In London, quite possibly at Battersea Dogs Home or somewhere else with a large collection of vulnerable pets.” more here

View Article  Saddam Dog Faked
I posted a story about Saddam Dog being Executed last week,

I have now found that the story is FAKE.......the picture has been faked

The photo is found on DOGS DESERVE BETTER website which is a nonprofit organization dedicated to freeing the chained dog, and bringing our ‘best friend’ into the home and family.

warning distressing pictures
the orginal picture is on

the orginal picture is here

View Article  Petiton for the stripping of Jeffery Archer's peerage
After my post the other day about Naseem Hamed being stripped of MBE and wanting Jeffery Archer to go the same way, well Steve Ayland sent me this petition that is on the goverment's Number 10 site and it is a petiton to have Jeffery Archer stripped of his peerage. So get down and sign up and tell your friends.

We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to Strip Jeffery Archer of his peerage. 

Submitted by Steve Ayland – Deadline to sign up by: 03 July 2007

View Article  Lord Archer and the Stripper
Naseem Hamed stripped of MBE

Former world boxing champion Naseem Hamed has been stripped of his MBE after serving a jail term for dangerous driving.

32-year-old Hamed served 16 weeks of a 15-month term in Moorland Prison, Doncaster for causing serious injury to Anthony Burgin in a high-speed crash in May 2005.

An official notice said the Queen had directed that Hamed's name be erased from the Order of the British Empire.

So does that mean we can get rid of these too?

Lord Brocket - convicted of insurance fraud, having dismantled and hidden four of the Ferraris, claiming them to be stolen.
Lord Archer - Convicted of perjury and perverting the course of justice and sent to prision for 4 years..
Dame Shirley Porter - convicted in the high court of running an council Building Stable Communities policy that was completely illegal and ordered to pay £27,000,000.back to Westminster Council
Sir Clive Thompson - Chairman involved in the collapse of the Farepak Christmas hamper company

Or sorry I forgot it doesn't work like that does it...if it did the honour system would be fair and you would not be able to throw them at members of your family for doing what they done since prat around on a horse
View Article  Is Iraq the new Hartlepool?

Saddam's Dog executed

Iraq: Shortly after the execution of the dictator Saddam Hussein, his dog Blondi followed the same fate to the gallows. Contrary to Saddam, Blondi’s execution was ...   more »
View Article  Welcome to the next round of bloodshed in the name of peace.   more »
View Article  From

View Article  Radio 4 SOCPA vote
Radio 4 the Today programme is having a poll to decide which laws should be repelled. The SOCPA law (permission to demonstrate in Parliament Square) has made it on to the short list. If you want to vote to scrap the law follow instructions bellow.


The Christmas Repeal! Now is our chance to vote against this law that ban unauthorised demonstration anywhere around Parliament.

However, we are up against the Hunters who are known for their mobilising skills. Please vote for SOCPA to be repealed and circulate this to others.

You can vote by phone:
  0901 5221001 to repeal the Dangerous Dogs Act
  0901 5221002 to repeal the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act
  0901 5221003 to repeal the Human Rights Act
  0901 5221004 to repeal the European Communities Act
  0901 5221005 to repeal the Hunting Act
  0901 5221006 to repeal the Act of Settlement

Or go to the web link above to vote online.

Please distribute this info far and wide to make SOCPA win this vote
- it will be a moral, if not actual, victory.
View Article  Two tribes go to war
The story of youth rivalries between 'Chavs' and 'Goths' in Peterborough, and how the local council have come up with radical solutions to the violence, binge drinking and anti social behaviour. The council has organised 'airsoft' battles between the two groups in nearby woods.

BBC Choice

The Show:

Some how I think it wasn't the goths that we being violent, binge drinking or causing anti social behaviour and the council had to give the chavs a target.
View Article  Protests and lawsuits in Tazer case
Student to file suit against UCPD Mostafa Tabatabainejad, who was stunned several times with a Taser in Powell Library Tuesday, plans to file a lawsuit against university police alleging "brutal excessive force" and false arrest, his lawyer said Friday.    more »
View Article  The belly of the Beast
House of Commons Defence, Foreign Affairs, International Development and Trade and Industry Committees Strategic Export Controls: Annual Report for 2004, Quarterly Reports for 2005, Licensing Policy and Parliamentary Scrutiny
First Joint Report of Session 2005–06 Twelfth Report from the Defence Committee of Session 2005--06 Fifth Report from the Foreign Affairs Committee of Session 2005--06 Fifth Report from the International Development Committee of Session 2005--06 Seventh Report from the Trade and Industry Committee of Session 2005--06

What a bloody title.....the goverment just love it don't they?

This is the report from the committee that  Mark Thomas gave evidence to regard the arms industry the experiences he turned into the book As Used on the Famous Nelson Mandela: Underground Adventures in the Arms and Torture Trade

His evidence starts at  EV105 but I'd recommend reading the whole report if you've got the stomach for it.

View Article  Tourture in the name of security
The news article that goes along with the footage

View Article  He who dies with the most toys, still dies

"I welcome that Saddam Hussein and the other defendants have faced justice and have been held to account for their crimes. Appalling crimes were committed by Saddam Hussein's regime. It is right that those accused of such crimes against the Iraqi people should face Iraqi justice. Today's verdicts and sentences by the Iraqi Higher Tribunal comes at the end of a trail during which evidence has been offered and challenged in the full glare of media scrutiny. "

These are the words of  Margaret Beckett British Foreign Secretary, it fills me with discust that anyone in the 21th Century never mind a British Goverment Minister the same Goverment that will not deport people to regiums that have the death penalty as a punishment .Can speak out and back the death penalty. There is no crime that taking a life can be called just, instead he should be inprision at the hague Never being given the easy way out and every day having to atone for his crimes.

As one whose husband and mother-in-law have died the victims of murder assassination, I stand firmly and unequivocally opposed to the death penalty for those convicted of capital offenses. An evil deed is not redeemed by an evil deed of retaliation. Justice is never advanced in the taking of a human life. Morality is never upheld by a legalized murder.
--Corretta Scott King


Mr Roy has posted some example of what other goverments are saying to give you some perspexive

Lets see how the Finnish Presidency of the EU puts it:
"The EU opposes capital punishment in all cases and under all circumstances and it should not be carried out in this case either."

or the Spanish PM:
"Saddam Hussein, like any other citizen or political leader, has to answer for his actions, for what he has done in his government task.It is well known that for a long time the EU has not been in favour of the death penalty. Obviously it is a penalty which is not provided for in any legal system in the EU or, of course, in our country. "

or the Irish:

"The minister welcomes the end of this long legal process.Ireland and its EU partners have made it clear in the past to Iraqi authorities that we are opposed to courts applying the death sentence.Ireland is also opposed to it being applied as a penalty in this case. "
View Article  If your print ain't down, you ain't coming in
Global Big Brother, we get closer to 1984 every day, Stop the ID fraud - stop the government stealing your identity
US, EU sketch plans for global immigration database by By Mark Ballard

The US is to corral "like-minded" nations behind a global immigration database after proving with a trial link to British computers that such an ambitious, global plan is technically feasible. Allies of the US have joined it in talks to formulate an international policy framework that would allow the sharing of immigration databases, effectively creating a global border control.

Their aim is to stop criminals and other undesirable migrants at a vast, biometric border that is likely to include, at the very least, the EU countries, Australia, and Canada. Troy Potter, biometrics programme manager for the US Department of Homeland Security's biometric border control programme, told The Register only those countries "of like mind" would be allowed to join the scheme: "People with similar goals, aspirations, laws and ability to implement such a scheme.

"It's about keeping out folks from countries, to have more of a global border per se," he said. "Shouldn't like-minded countries be told when someone's been kept out of the US? That's a necessary next step [because] immigration has become a worldwide issue.

Frank Paul, head of large scale IT systems at the European Commission, hinted to an audience at the Biometrics 2006 conference last week about EU support for such a scheme. "We trust everyone enrolled in the US and they trust everyone in the EU system. Then I don't see why the systems shouldn't be linked in the future," he said.

Terrorists would be the prime target of the system. Terrorism had been the reason the US government gave for setting up US-VISIT, the immigration database for which Potter is biometric manager. The US database had yet to snare a terrorist, and the Department of Homeland Security has since been advertising it as a means of keeping foreign murderers out of the country. An international agreement for sharing immigration data would also target criminals and "habitual immigration violators", Potter said.

"If there's a murderer in another country we would rather not have that murderer in the US, especially if they are on the run," he said.

But he stressed the system would not finger normal people, or "Joe Public". People's privacy would have to be respected, he said.

"We would violate the privacy laws of individual countries if we shared data as we wanted to," said Potter, but added: "The last thing we want is for someone who has changed their ways and then we keep harassing them."

It could take years for the US and its allies to form an agreement that deals with all the emerging privacy and legal concerns about sharing immigration data. Other developments at the Department for Homeland Security could complicate matters further. It is developing a permanent link between immigration and criminal databases, while US law enforcers also want links to civil databases so they can get a full biographical history of people who catch their interest.

"There are fine lines and that's where these agreements are not going to be easy. But this is not routine data sharing on everyone. This is not big brother," said Potter. Similar concerns have slowed the progress of the European Visa Immigration System (VIS). A continent-wide version of the US plan, legislation to allow the VIS is stuck between the European Parliament and member states in the Council of Ministers. The concern is that European efforts to share information for immigration are being subsumed into a broader security effort that has no legal obligation to Europe's proud data protection authorities. This has created tension between member states and the European Parliament over other controversial data sharing arrangements - the US trawling of passenger name records and secret snooping on banking data handled by SWIFT being two recent examples. In neither case is the EU's authority to impose data protection laws that would protect citizens from being caught up in the zealous hunt for terrorists being conducted by the security agencies. The European VIS is being built by European Commission civil servants anyway, and will be completed in 2007. There will simply not be any legal basis for the system to be switched on. The US faces the same problem, said Potter: "

The policy and legal framework is not in place to do routine data sharing between countries. but that's something we were discussing." The UK's Home Office and US Department of Homeland Security have already trialled a link between their immigration databases, which Potter said was successful. "It was a technical trial. It showed we could share data between countries if agreements were there so we could do it," he said. "Our biometrics were compatible...when the legal and policy framework catches up, we can do it." ®
View Article  Mark Thomas and SOCPA
There is a great article in the Guardian about Mark Thomas and SOCPA today it even has a special apperance of Fisheye, link below,,1920277,00.html#article_continue

past articles on the subject