A TERRIFYING flaw in London’s Olympic Park security was exposed last night after a worker smuggled a fake BOMB inside.
He sailed past TWO checkpoints without being stopped — just hours before the Olympic Stadium officially opened.
These pictures show the dummy Semtex device inside a heavily-guarded ring of steel — just yards from the showpiece Olympic Stadium.
It looks like a bomb, it’s wired like a bomb and it has a timer like a bomb. But incredibly a worker carrying it in his digger was simply allowed to drive in UNCHALLENGED.
This is a taste of Britain’s worst Olympic nightmare — that extremists such as al-Qaeda could stage a terror spectacular to stun the world.
The Sun had earlier passed the worker the package after he called us worried about gaping security loopholes at the East London site.
OHHH SHITT, FUICK
HONOLULU: President Barack Obama signed a sweeping US defense funding bill on Saturday which includes new sanctions on financial institutions dealing with Iran’s central bank, and curtailing up to $850 million in aid to Pakistan. The bill was signed despite concerns about sections that expand the US military’s authority over terrorism suspects and limit his powers in foreign affairs.
The massive defense bill Congress passed on earlier in December freezes 60 per cent of the $850 million aid, or $510 million, until the US defense secretary provides lawmakers with assurances that Pakistan is working to counter improvised explosive devices (IEDs). US lawmakers say that many Afghan bombs that kill US troops are made with fertiliser smuggled by militants across the border from Pakistan into Afghanistan.
“The fact that I support this bill as a whole does not mean I agree with everything in it,” Obama said in a statement, citing limits on transferring detainees from the US base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and requirements he notify Congress before sharing some defense missile information with Russia as problematic.
Meanwhile general consensus in Pakistan:
Because: “It’s well-known that most of the aid given by the US to Pakistan does not benefit the ordinary Pakistani. The aid is conditional upon using American consultants and equipment, which (together with other charges) amount to about 70 per cent of the total aid amount. From the rest, a good chunk is siphoned away to private bank accounts, leaving about 10 per cent for the common man.” While the Pakistan Economic Growth Program Evaluation states how most of the US Aid is flawed. Here are some reality-based contradictions regarding the entire US Aid debate.
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Reality Check of the Day: Based on recent polls, Republican frontrunner Gov. Rick Perry currently holds a double-digit lead over GOP understudy Mitt Romney. Rep. Michele Bachmann, who trails them both, is in desperate need of a quick fix to boost her flagging numbers.
Human papillomavirus — the most common sexually transmitted infection, according to the CDC — is responsible for almost every new case of cervical cancer diagnosed in the US. Luckily, hard-working scientists have developed a vaccine that prevents the types of HPV most commonly associated with cervical cancer.
Backstory: In February of 2007, Gov. Rick Perry approved an executive order that required young girls to be vaccinated against HPV before they enter the sixth grade.
The order was easy enough to opt out of — parents were given the option of signing a form objecting to the vaccination — but social conservatives saw it as controversial nonetheless. Their main argument: Vaccinating against a sexually transmitted disease would encourage sexual promiscuity. Perry offered his critics a highly rational retort: “If the medical community developed a vaccine for lung cancer, would the same critics oppose it, claiming it would encourage smoking?”
The order was overturned by the legislature a few months later.
Since then, RP65 has come up a few times when Perry was in the hot seat, but at last night’s GOP debate, Michele Bachmann put Perry in her sights and launched an all-out anti-vaccination campaign.
“I’m a mom. And I’m a mom of three children,” Bachmann said, “And to have innocent little twelve-year-old girls be forced to have a government injection through an executive order is just flat out wrong. That should never be done. It’s a violation of a liberty interest.”
She then went on to claim that the HPV vaccine was a “potentially dangerous drug” and claimed Perry was merely kowtowing to the demands of drug company donors. Later, Bachmann told Fox News she had met an audience member whose daughter allegedly became “retarded” after received the vaccine.
As mentioned above, Perry’s executive order had an explicit opt-out for parents. More importantly, any claim that receipt of the vaccine led to mental disability is entirely anecdotal. In its HPV Vaccine Safety FAQ, the CDC lists “pain at the injection site, headache, nausea, and fever” as the most serious side effects directly linked to the vaccine.
After Bachmann claimed on this morning’s Today show that “mental retardation” as a result of HPV vaccination was a “very real concern,” the American Academy of Pediatrics, in a highly unusual move, felt it necessary to issue a press release on the matter.
“The American Academy of Pediatrics would like to correct false statements made in the Republican presidential campaign that HPV vaccine is dangerous and can cause mental retardation,” said AAP president Dr. O. Marion Burton. “There is absolutely no scientific validity to this statement.”
The release goes on to stress the importance of administering the HPV vaccine “around age 11 or 12” when it is likely to produce “the best immune response in the body.”
“In the U.S., about 6 million people, including teens, become infected with HPV each year,” the statement concludes, “and 4,000 women die from cervical cancer. This is a life-saving vaccine that can protect girls from cervical cancer.”
To put into perspective just how far to the right Bachmann’s dangerous, conspiratorial, anti-science scaremongering is, on his show today Rush Limbaugh said “[t]here’s no evidence that the vaccine causes mental retardation,” and lamented the fact that Bachmann “might have jumped the shark.”
reblogging this because I still can’t believe we found someone worse than Palin and people need to know who Fox is pushing advertising for.
If a vaccine was found for a virus that caused cancer, there is only one sort of human who would weigh things like continually debunked fake medical papers that gave falsified evidence that vaccines can cause mental retardation when the mercury preservative in vaccines is not in an elemental form and cannot be metabolized, or that… I can’t even believe this reasoning… that by reducing the risk of ovarian cancer in women, this would encourage girls to have sex because it’d be safer for them.
these people exist. People like this actually exist. They’re like fucking fairytale villains. The bad guy in a comic book would be dismissed as unrealistic if they had this sort of ideology. I know because I fucking read comic books and their shit makes more sense than this does.
And after the Rick Perry rally earlier this week where, after asking the crowd rhetorically, “should a 30 year old man be allowed to die because he doesn’t have health insurance?” the crowd shouted in unison “LET HIM DIE”, and where Ron Paul was booed because he said that the terrorists hate the US because we’ve been essentially buttfucking the entire middle east for decades, even I have a tipping point. Have any of you seen “The Wave”? Does this self-reaffirming bullshit remind you of anything more, I don’t know, dare I say, nazi-ish?
Obama just proposed the best solution to the US’s debt we could hope for- tax those in a bracket above $200,000 a year, stop corporations from being exempt from taxes, and I swear to fucking god, if this doesn’t pass the senate, the US is done for. It’s gone. It’s being given salvation on a silver platter, and if it still refuses it, there’s nothing to be done. You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink, and if the senate throws away it’s last chance to fix the debt, you’re all doomed economically. Or maybe, sociologically, too, fuck it.
2012 looms, and I wouldn’t be surprised if shit hit the fan a few months after the new President is elected. I am not religious, but god help those who vote republican.
PS: Obama just presented a bill saying that it is unconstitutional for corporations or any hiring entities discriminate against the unemployed, and can be charged if they’re found guilty of discrimination. HOW’S THAT FOR “NOT CREATING JOBS”, FUCKASSES.
Rick Perry’s not such a prize candidate either, considering that this is the man that seriously believes that everyone getting together and praying - instead of, you know, working or trying to actually fix things proactively - is the only way to solve America’s problems.
However, in this case he is certainly the lesser of two brutally retarded evils.
I don’t even know that much about American politics, being English, but even I can see that if you do indeed have two brain cells to rub together, you should not even be considering voting Republican.