09 October 2010

Prince Charles hails Indian slum as model for Western life

BRITAIN'S Prince Charles has cited the Mumbai shantytown setting for the film "Slumdog Millionaire'' as a role model for sustainable living in Western cities, a report said Saturday.

The 61-year-old heir to the British throne writes in a new book being published next week that the Dharavi slum is better and more instinctively organised than many Western towns, London's Daily Telegraph said.

In the book, called Harmony, Prince Charles contrasts the "fragmented, deconstructed" housing estates of Western nations with the "order and harmony" of the dusty potters' colony featured in the Oscar-winning movie.

"We have a great deal to learn about how complex systems can self-organise to create a harmonious whole," he said.

"The real lesson I took from Dharavi was about the vast asset we can call 'community capital.'"

Prince Charles says that, despite the complete absence of government support, Dharavi's residents recycle their waste and build their own homes out of whatever materials come to hand.

He even says that they have created a financial system in the Indian slum that works on the basis of personal relationships - "sometimes in contrast to the recently imploded financial sector in the west.

The Prince, who opened the Commonwealth Games in the Indian capital New Delhi this week, acknowledged however that he risked being accused of naivety with his views.

Prince Charles's concern for environmental causes has sometimes got him into trouble with commentators who accuse him of using his influence to advance faddish beliefs.

He opened the grounds of his London home to the public in September to promote sustainability.

heraldsun.com.au 9 Oct 2010

Says the one who lives in a CASTLE.

Maybe the incestuous 'blue-bloods' try to live in the slum in the SAME conditions ??? !!! ???

Victoria police in racist email scandal

SICK police officers have been caught joking about the electrocution of an Indian train passenger in a racist email scandal.

They circulated sickening video footage of the man being killed and suggested it could be a way to fix Melbourne's Indian student problem.

The Herald Sun has discovered some of the force's highest-ranked officers have been implicated in the scandal, which also involves pornographic material.

Three superintendents were nabbed during an investigation into the circulation of inappropriate emails through the police computer system.

Several inspectors have also been caught.

Emails probed by the Ethical Standards Department's Operation Barrot contain pornographic, homophobic, racist and violent material.

Chief Commissioner Simon Overland described the emails as "disturbing, offensive and gross".

One of the offending emails contained video footage showing the death of a man who was travelling on the roof of a crowded train in India.

When the train stopped at a station the man stood up and touched an overhead power cable. Onlookers screamed as he was electrocuted.

The email containing the shocking video began circulating in the Victoria Police computer system and racist comments were added, suggesting "this might be a way to fix the Indian student problem".

It came at a time when force command was trying to ease racial tension after a number of assaults and incidents involving Indians living in Melbourne.

Premier John Brumby yesterday criticised the actions of the police who circulated the racist material.

"This is completely offensive and contrary to the views and values at the heart of the Victorian community - tolerance and respect," he said.

A police spokesman said the emails were offensive.

"These are matters which demanded we took action. Some of the content was extremely offensive and we can't tolerate that within the ranks of Victoria Police," he said.

Federation of Indian Students spokesman Gautam Gupta said he was appalled.

"It is outrageous that police officers would joke about the death of anyone. I am really shocked. This is humour in very, very bad taste," he said.

None of the superintendents or inspectors caught during the sweep have been interviewed by ESD yet.

But the Herald Sun believes it has been unofficially suggested to two long-serving superintendents they should retire as soon as possible to avoid disciplinary action.

A sergeant, two leading senior constables and a senior constable have already been sacked and six other low-ranking police have been demoted or fined.

Healesville sergeant Tony Vangorp took his life in March after being suspended and being told he faced the sack over inappropriate emails.

Fifteen officers will be dealt with at disciplinary hearings in the next fortnight.

heraldsun.com.au 9 Oct 2010

Racism exists in ALL FORMS of government not only in the Police Force.

Key positions are held by WHITE RACIST ANGLO AUSTRALIANS, who also hate WOGS*.

The problem is that not only it is NOT reported but also covered up by various government institutions.

There is racism also against WOGS *, but this is NOT the focus of current government politics, and deliberately silenced by the mass media

Other nationalities are also racist against, white or other colored peoples, BUT this is DELIBERATELY NOT emphasised by the mass media.

*WOG - (derogatory term for Europeans coined by Anglo Australians)

Police anger over Webber's nanny state jibe

Formula One driver Mark Webber has been accused of undermining Victoria's road safety campaign after he called Australia a "bloody nanny state" in the wake of Lewis Hamilton's hoon session in St Kilda.

Victoria Police said Webber "should know better" after he attacked Victoria's speeding and parking regulations and said he felt he needed to "read an instruction book" before getting out of bed.

Webber, who finished ninth in yesterday's Grand Prix at Albert Park, was speaking after F1 ace Hamilton had his car impounded after he was caught doing burnouts in the Melbourne bayside suburb of St Kilda on Friday night.

''It's a great country, but we've got to be responsible for our actions and it's certainly a bloody nanny state when it comes to what we can do. Lewis has found out very quickly," Webber said.

''I think we've got to read an instruction book when we get out of bed - what we can do and what we can't do ... put a yellow vest on and all that sort of stuff.

"It pisses me off coming back here, to be honest."

Deputy Police Commissioner Ken Lay says the state's road toll is distressingly high and Webber should know better.

"That's after a weekend [which left] six dead, four of them attributed to speeding," he said.

"It's really disappointing. Mark Webber's in a unique position where he's got the ability to influence our road users. He's missed an opportunity. He's probably undermined our message.

"Might I be so bold to say there's probably quite a few Webber fans still alive today because of the work we do," he added.

"Hopefully on reflection he'd wish he hadn't said it."

Webber's Red Bull team declined to comment when contacted by the ABC this morning but said the driver's original remarks had been made in a private conversation.

abc.com.au 29 Mar 2010

Police deny Tasering man who died at club during NRL celebrations

A MAN who died after being arrested during NRL grand final celebrations in Sydney was not tasered, although police did use a baton and capsicum spray, a commander says.

Steven Bosoevski, 35, was arrested at St George Leagues Club at Kogarah, in Sydney's southeast, in the early hours of this morning.

The Arncliffe man later died in St George Hospital.

A witness told media that Mr Bosoevski had been in handcuffs when police twice used a Taser gun on the man.

But Assistant Commissioner Mark Murdoch, commander of the Central Metropolitan Region, rejected the reports at a press conference in Sydney today.

"The gentlemen who subsequently died in St George Hospital earlier this morning was capsicum sprayed while police were attempting to affect his arrest," he said.

"It is important I clarify and put on the record right now that that gentlemen who subsequently died was not tasered by police."

Police said the cause of the man's death is not yet known.

Officers had been called to the club about 12.20am (AEST) this morning following reports of an alcohol-fuelled brawl during celebrations for the Dragons' grand final win.

Mr Murdoch said capsicum spray and a baton was used to subdue Mr Bosoevski, who lost consciousness and was taken to hospital, where he later died.

A Taser was used to subdue another man who was then arrested. A third man was also arrested at the scene and both of them were taken to St George police station.

Mr Murdoch said they had since been released.

A critical incident team has been set up to investigate the arrests.

St George Leagues Club management did not comment on the incident on Monday morning but a staff member said it had otherwise been a trouble-free night.

"Absolutely. It was just that one incident," a staff member told AAP.

aap 4 Oct 2010

More government lies and a cover up of Police brutality.

The Police (with government support) are becoming more brazen towards the rights of individuals, and are becoming more aggressive against the general populous.

Stories like this are few that make it out to the mass media, as the politics is NOT to create a panic amongst the masses.

Australia is clearly a NANNY (Police) STATE, in which the mass media silence and detract from reporting most incidents, and the politics behind it.

Katy Perry Head Job

As shown in the above illustration, in the video clip California Gurls by Katy Perry, there is a clear action that Katy Perry simulates fellatio, at the 1m 05 sec into the video clip

The new 'acts' that come out of LA, are deliberately designed to degenerate the youth of today, which are supported by all streams of media and politics.

What is concerning that it is not just limited to one performer. Whether it's Kesha, or others, the aim is to show that you are 'in' if you are whore like, and party until you pass out.

The message is quite clear to the impressionable youth of the masses, or goyim ( cattle ), as referred to by others.

This creates inherent social problems within the community, but as mentioned is supported by the LA financiers, and propagated by their brethren in the mass media.

06 October 2010

Freedom of speech 'indispensable': Wen

Freedom of speech is indispensable and the people's desire for democracy "irresistible", China's Premier Wen Jiabao said on Sunday as he brushed aside criticisms that Beijing is curbing such rights.

"I believe freedom of speech is indispensable for any country, a country in the course of development and a country that has become strong," Wen told CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS program.

He trumpeted the fact that in a country of about 1.3 billion people, there are 400 million Internet users and 800 million people with mobile phones.

And Wen revealed that he often logs onto the Internet.

"I have read sharp critical comments on the work of the government on the Internet and also there are commendable words about the work of the government," he said.

But in a rare interview with US media, Wen brushed aside widespread criticism from international observers and rights groups over efforts to censor the Internet, insisting China's communist leaders are adapting.

"I believe, I and all the Chinese people have such a conviction, that China will make continuous progress and the people's wishes for and needs for democracy and freedom are irresistible," Wen said.

"I hope that you will be able to gradually see the continuous progress of China."

China's communist leaders have ruled with a iron fist since revolutionary leader Mao Zedong proclaimed the founding of Communist China in 1949, but in past decades have gradually opened some spheres such as economic activity.

But they remain wary of loosening controls on freedom of expression and demonstrations, and there are many high-profile writers, lawyers and political activists currently imprisoned in China.

Wen repeated the government line that any such opening up of people's rights "must be conducted within the range allowed by the constitution and the laws".

"So that the country will have a normal order. And that is all the more necessary for such a large country as China, with 1.3 billion people," he stressed.

"I often say that we should not only let people have the freedom of speech. We, more importantly, must create conditions to let them criticise the work of the government," Wen said.

"And it is only when there is the supervision and critical oversight from the people that the government will be in a position to do an even better job."

Earlier this year there were months of tension between Internet search engine Google and Beijing over state censorship and cyberattacks that Google said had originated in China.

And a senior executive from the social networking site Facebook said last month that Asia was the fastest-growing region for new subscribers despite restrictions on access in China.

China restricted access to the site in July 2009 amid deadly ethnic unrest in the restive far-western region of Xinjiang, but users have found ways of breaching the censorship wall.

ninemsn 4 Oct 2010

More government propaganda (lies), as the Prime Minister

says one thing and does the completely opposite.

Is the Prime Minister's Internet Connection censored also ??? !!! ???

The aim of ANY government is to restrict the flow of information to the masses in order to lessen the chance of protest / civil unrest.

Every single government does this in one form or another, it's just that some government's are more blatant about this than others.