Sunday, 24 July 2011
Friday, 15 July 2011
Is the bizarre internet craze of ‘planking’ set to lose its cult online status to the increasingly popular trend of ‘owling’. Errm I don;t think so I don't think it has the same appeal. A) It's easier to do, and its not as creative in my eyes but it seems hundreds of young people in America, Australia and now, Britain, have taken up the new ‘owling’ craze.
It consists of nothing more taxing than crouching on one's haunches and staring into the middle distance, like an owl. YES an owl!!
Owl vs plank: A man is owling on top of his friend who appears to be planking in their home
Participants then take photos of themselves and post them on Facebook or on other social networking sites.
Extra kudos is earned for those who do it in unusual situations.
However, in recent months ‘planking’ has become increasingly mainstream - and thus less popular on the trend-conscious internet.
Make like an owl: The action of owling came after planking and is based around perching in strange places like the bird
Owling in the garden: Extra kudos is earned for those who do it in unusual situations
Last month the celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay posted pictures of himself planking - a development that prompted trend-watchers to declare the craze ‘officially dead’.
‘Owling’ is believed to have started in Australia within the last few weeks.
Indeed, it is so new that the Wikipedia entry for ‘owling’ describes the practice as being a term used in the Middle Ages to describe the ‘the smuggling of sheep or wool from England to another country’.
Is that a bird or a man? A young man perches on top of garden house in his back yard to demonstrate his owling prowess
At home or work: A young woman perches on a shelf at her house, while a man takes part in the owling craze in his work office
Despite its relative youth, the owling craze already has two popular Facebook groups dedicated to it, onto which more than 1,000 people are listed as members.
Other social websites including Reddit also feature pictures of young people taking part in the craze.
The trendspotting site Buzzfeed has described ‘owling’ as a ‘worthy successor’ to planking.
Earlier this year an Australian man Acton Beale died while trying to ‘plank’ from a set of railings on a balcony in Brisbane.
Afterwards Deputy Police Commissioner Ross Barnett confirmed reports that the 20-year-old ‘may have fallen while attempting a planking episode’.
In the kitchen: A young man starts owling on his kitchen bench, while another man crouches on his fridge
Risky business: A man starts owling on top of a statue in a risky move wearing only shorts
Thursday, 14 July 2011
I came across this on my msn homepage today warlocks, dodgy them having this on there in the #InfoWars I guess there pulling a double take! but it's something to share for what its worth
Secret societies of the world
AP Photo-Christophe Ena
It's pretty much agreed that secret societies exist. It's also alleged that some pretty strange things go on in them. But differences emerge about what those strange things really amount to. Are we talking funny handshakes and raucous drinking games, or massive political influence and human sacrifice?
Here is our rundown of 10 of the most sinister/ridiculous (delete according to your own viewpoint) secret societies in the world.
Skull and Bones
The Skull and Bones is, possibly, a sinister secret society of well-connected Yale University undergraduates that controls the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and other arms of the US government.
AP Photo-Charles Dharapak
Political opponents John Kerry and George W Bush were both members of the Skull and Bones society at Yale University
It is also, possibly, a breeding ground for members of the powerful global elite that covertly controls the world and everything in it. And it is, possibly, a glorified drinking club for wealthy students.
What is certain is that former 'Bonesmen' include George W Bush and former presidential candidate John Kerry, both of whom remain tight lipped about the society's activities.
The Bullingdon Club
The nearest thing to the Skull and Bones in Britain is probably the Bullingdon Club, an exclusive 'dining' club at Oxford that boasts David Cameron and Boris Johnson among its former members.
Nobody claims the Bullingdon Club is the English arm of the Illuminati, or that its activities are anything other than boorish and crude. But its members have been accused of trashing restaurants and subjecting enemies to riotous 'debaggings' (the 'humorous' removal of the victim's trousers).
If you think any of that's funny, just remember that one former 'Bully' now has his finger on the trigger of the nation's nuclear arsenal.
The Bilderberg Group
Conspiracy theorists argue that the Bilderberg Group membership includes many of the western world's most powerful politicians and financiers. That may or may not be true, but the next bit is a little more controversial. The group's aim is the overthrow of national governments and asserting sole dominance over an enslaved world.
AP Photo-Manu Fernandez
The annual gathering of the Bilderberg Group consistently attracts protestors
Alternatively, Bilderberg is a group of has-beens (plus invited guests) who get together once a year to discuss world problems over good food and fine wine.
It's certainly quite secretive, though. One Daily Telegraph journalist - who is still by all accounts alive - has said that, "the reality of these conferences appears to boil down to a group of willy-waggling old men comparing their security details and dreaming of past glories."
Sometimes the conspiracy theorists are right, and secret societies do change the course of history.
The Thule Society was a German group, formed after the first world war, which believed in the coming of a 'German redeemer'. Its members were happy to support Adolf Hitler in that role when he started his rise to power.
Some historians have argued that without the early support of the society, Hitler would be nothing more than a short historical footnote.
The Thule Society believed in the purity of an Aryan race, and forced recruits to declare a bloodline free from 'contamination' by Jews and 'coloured' peoples. Their warped philosophies would find a chilling echo in the decades to come.
The Knights of the Golden Circle
Though long disbanded, the Knights of the Golden Circle was a group rumoured to include outlaw Jesse James and John Wilkes Booth, President Abraham Lincoln's killer, among its members.
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John Wilkes Booth, the man who killed Abraham Lincoln, was said to be a member of the Knights of the Golden Circle
The interesting thing about the Knights was that it didn't just limit its activity to odd rituals and funny handshakes.
Before and during the American civil war, the group formed armed renegade bands with the intention of invading Mexico and the West Indies and, later, supporting the Confederate government.
Order of the Nine Angles
Find a secret society and you'll often find the devil in close attendance. That's certainly true of the Order of the Nine Angles, a satanist group with neo-Nazi leanings formed in the UK in the 1960s.
The group might be considered the hardcore wing of the devil-worshipping movement. Its writings bang on about creating a new human species through physical and mental hardship, which would be fine if it weren't for the other side of the coin. They believed creating a super race also involved the slightly thorny topic of human sacrifice, to rid humanity of the weak and unfit.
If it wasn't just a big club for middle-aged blokes with imaginative handshakes, the Freemasons - with millions of members worldwide - might be quite a dangerous organisation.
AP Photo-Christophe Ena
Some people continue to believe that Freemasons influence the upper echelons of law and politics
Of course, to some people it really is a dangerous organisation, and its huge list of powerful members - along with all those weird rituals and olde worlde symbolism - only serve to emphasise the point.
According to their detractors, Freemasons have heavily infiltrated the upper echelons of law and politics, making sure other Freemasons get the benefit of important decisions (or so the popular theory goes).
The Church of Satan
Compared to the Order of The Nine Angles, the Church of Satan seems a pretty cuddly organisation. It's not even that secret - if you have $200 to spare you can probably join, even if it's not something you'd boast about at your son's Cub Scout barbecue.
And in many ways the rules of the church seem quite reasonable. "Do not give opinions or advice unless you are asked," they say, and "do not harm little children". You'd be hard pressed to argue with that.
But as with so much, the devil (sorry) is in the detail. Rules like this one - "If someone bothers you, ask them to stop. If they don't stop, destroy them" - do betray a certain satanic mindset.
The New World Order
The New World Order is a somewhat nebulous term for a shadowy (or fictional) organisation that may or may not include the Illuminati (see below) but does, according to certain online conspiracy theorists with absolutely no evidence, include members of the corporate and political elite. Some crackpots even believe our dear old Queen is part of it.
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Member of the New World Order? We seriously doubt it!
Yes, you did just read that correctly. These baseless theorists would have you believe our very own monarch is not the ageing ribbon snipper of popular perception, but the leading light of an organisation that plans to impose a one-world government on the rest of us. A kind of Dr Evil in a tiara, you might say.
The emergence of a New World Order is a constant theme of crackpot anti-government types in America. And there's no doubt that the need to defend liberty against this powerful global elite provides a convenient excuse for middle-aged white men to meet in the woods and muck about with powerful weaponry.
In some interpretations the New World Order is a secret faction in its own right, while in others it's simply the ultimate goal of a powerful cabal of extended families collectively known as the Illuminati.
In this view, the Illuminati is an organisation of supremely influential and well-connected individuals, who secretly gather in a series of councils and committees to manipulate global political and financial institutions and further their own dastardly ends.
Those ends include a reduction in the global population to a billion citizens useful to the Illuminati, and the end to all social distinctions except master and servant.
Nasty. And probably nonsense. The real Illuminati was a Bavarian 18th-century sect infiltrated and destroyed in 1785. There is no concrete evidence that anything of the sort survives today. But then I would say that, wouldn't I?
"There comes a time in your life when you realize that if you stand still, you will remain at this point forever. You realize that if you fall and stay down, life will pass you by...
Life's circumstances are not always what you might wish them to be. The pattern of life does not necessarily go as you plan. Beyond any understanding, you may at times be led in different directions that you never imagined, dreamed, or designed. Yet if you had never put any effort into choosing a path, or tried to carry out your dream then perhaps you would have no directions at all...
Rather than wondering about or questioning the directions your life had taken, accept the fact that there is a path before you now. Shake off the "whys" and "what ifs", and rid yourself of confusion. Whatever is...is whats important. The past is a brief reflection. The future is yet to be realized. Today is here....
Walk your path one step at a time with courage, faith, and determination. Keep your head up and cast your dreams to the stars. Soon your steps will become firm, and your footing will be solid again. A path that you never imagined will become the most comfortable direction you could have ever hoped to follow.....
Keep your belief in yourself and walk into your new journey. You will find it magnificent, spectacular, and beyond your wildest imaginings...."
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Now cadres im sure most of you are aware of the phenominon known as planking which as been sweeping the social networking sites, for those whom are unaware Planking is described as the practice of lying down flat with arms to the side , to mimic a wooden plank. With the idea of doing this at work or obscure places such as on sculptures, benches etc totally wherever the person sees fit!
With that said there have been rumors of people dying whilst attempting planks which I think is greatly exaggerated and now the following message which has been going around on FB/BBM
“Planking has roots in slavery. Slaves captured in Africa were stowed away on ships during the “Middle Passage” journey during the late 16th century. Slaves used the planks as beds. The act of “planking” became a fad by two guys traveling through England, but actual planking began at the start of the slave trade as captured African were transported by ships to the New World.PLANKING!!
Slaves were chained and attached to plank beds. They were forced to lay face down with their arms by their side and their wrist was chained to their waist.
Some were even stacked on top of each other with no room to move. Not many of the slaves survived, many dying from dehydration and disease.
You can't always jump on the bandwagon just because you saw someone else doing it.
Educate yourself before being a follower."
Now where do I start with this not am I just defending this as a "planker" but I see this game to be a bit of lighthearted fun and far be it to be a case of everyone being followers, as we all follow one thing or another.
Here we have an example of moral condemnation. Is this rational? For something so miniscule as a facebook game for those who are so against planking for its supposed roots to slavery, where do they stand against enslaved people that still exists today? People often argue the word nigger has conotations going back to slavery,
Planking is a bit of fun, its creative its artistic! NO its not for everyone, YES some take it too far but if you don't like it then pay it no mind and let the people who enjoy it do as they feel!! That's my 2 pence :P
p.s. I've attached some EPIC planks below! Enjoy
Thursday, 7 July 2011
After a recent stint of events its been brought to my attention that I'm an extremely emotional guy! Now I don't have a problem with it but I understand that as a male there is a strong expectation on the "machismo" that we show. When I think back as early as I can remember my sensitivity has always been there, I have a big heart and really feel pain for others.
I recall the first time I went Jamaica with my family I was probably around 8 years old we stayed in the country with our native family which was an experience in its own in terms of how they lived without the luxuries we're fortunate to have. On one particular me and my cousins were told that a goat was going to be killed for dinner and we could watch. My initial response was that of feigned exasperation, maybe I was going with the excitement of everyone else but not knowing what to expect I stood by distantly. It started with the kid (baby goat) being tied at the ankles then hung from a tree. What happened next I could not have been prepared for!
As my cousin began to slit the goat’s throat I heard a blood curdling scream. Amidst the cheers of my peers like "Chop Eee Arf” I briefly joined the chants before my conflicting real feelings took me over. Hearing the child like cries of the goat I burst into tears and a verbal tirade on everybody (laughing at me on this point). I remember vividly suggesting why don't they go to the shop and buy beans for something why do they have to murder a goat which they found so humorous. Not thinking much of it at the time but my next story is also animal based.
I was maybe 12 or so can't remember exactly when I remember walking home and seeing a dead cat in the road. It has been ran over blood was coming out its mouth, it looked rough. It was a definite gross thing to see. I remember I went home to my room and actually cried about it, it had me thinking of the pain it had been through as it brought tears to my eyes.
I'm highly emotional and feel the pain of others just as though it was mine, where some people would care not or overlook it. In life people make you out to think you’re weak for having a heart, or emasculate a man who shows emotions. But with that said I'm proud of the person that I am I'm open and wear my heart on my sleeve. I've learned my emotions can be easily triggered and they are always deep never shallow so I can find myself avoiding some things at risk of tearing up.
Love is one of my deepest emotions and like a true warlock I love violently! What does that mean you ask? No I’m not an abuser lol but I love with deep passion and intensity. I guess I can be the greatest lover, the best friend, or the worst nightmare. Sad, mad, glad, I’ve been through them all and they help equate to the person I am today. With that said the world keeps turning the pages thicken and another date to the diary is added.
Sunday, 3 July 2011
Here is my report of The Campaign 4 Justice 4 Kingsley Burrell March
DATE: Saturday July 2nd 2011
TIME: 12 noon
STARTING POINT: Abbey Street, Winson Green, Hockley, B18 5QS
FINISHING POINT AND RALLY AT: West Midlands Police HQ, Lloyd House, Colmore Circus, Queensway, Birmingham, B4 6NQ
ROUTE: Assemble in Abbey Street from 12 noon, to march for 1pm, then walk on past the Seacole mental health unit in Winson Green, where Kingsley was taken, then on to Bolton Road, Soho Road and into the city centre to Lloyd House, the headquarters of West Midlands police.
Kingsley died in extremely suspicious circumstances in Birmingham. It is reported that Kingsley called the police after he tried to talk to a group of young people who were intimidating him and his 5 year old son. He was arrested and detained under the mental Health Act and days later he was in intensive care and subsequently died.
NOW I WILL START ON A POSITIVE NOTE AND SAY THAT I AM REALLY PROUD OF EVERYBODY THAT WAS OUT THERE WITH US ON THE FRONT LINE SUPPORTING SUCH A NOBLE CAUSE. IT WAS HEART WARMING AND INSPIRATIONAL TO SEE SUCH A DIVERSE MIX UP PEOPLE FROM DIFFERENT CULTURES AND WALKS OF LIFE. AS WELL AS A VAST AMOUNT OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN STANDING UP FOR A NOBLE CAUSE SUCH AS POLICE BRUTALITY!!
NOW WHERE MY DISAPPOINTMENT COMES IN IS THAT A CITY LIKE BIRMINGHAM WHICH HAS SO MANY INHABITANTS, SO MANY "TOUGH GUYS" , SO MUCH PEOPLE WHO PREACH CONSCIOUSNESS AND WHEN SOMETHING LIKE THIS HAPPENS WHERE ARE THEY??? NO WAY AM I ADVOCATING "GANG CULTURE" BUT THE POLICE ITSELF IS A GANG, AND LIVING IN A CITY WHICH POSSIBLY HAS THE MOST GANGS WHO ON A DAY TO DAY BASIS PROCLAIM TO BE FIGHTING FOR SURVIVAL. IS THIS NOT A MATTER OF SURVIVAL?? PEOPLE SEEM TO HAVE THE ENERGY TO PUT INTO NEGATIVITY THEN WILL THERE IS A BATTLE FOR TRUTH, I DON'T KNOW IF ITS FEAR OR IF PEOPLE JUST DON'T CARE BUT TOO MANY ARE PASSIVE AND IT'S A SHAME.
WHEN OVER A FEW MONTHS YOUNG BLACK MALES HAVE BEEN BEING KILLED IN POLICE CUSTODY AND THERE IS FOUL PLAY THIS IS A HUMANITY ISSUE THAT EFFECTS US ALL. IN THE INFO WARS WE DEMAND ANSWERS!! WE STAND UP FOR WHAT'S RIGHT!! WE STAND UP FOR TRUTH AND JUSTICE, FOR FREEDOM AND EQUALITY AND YOU KNOW I'M #BOUTDAT. BIG UPS TO ALL THE WARLOCKS THAT STOOD SIDE BY SIDE AND EVERYONE WHO OFFERED HELP AND SUPPORT. THE FIGHT CONTINUES #YBW DUDES, BRING IT!!
HERE IS SOME VIDEO FOOTAGE I CAPTURED AT THE MARCH.
Be sure to check the following links Campaigning for Justice for Kingsley Burrell and for legislative reform in regards to deaths in custody. In unity with Justice 4 Smiley Culture and all those who have lost a loved one in these circumstances.
Remember No Justice No Peace. One Love and One Aim = Unity. Truth and Justice for all.
Below are some photo's Courtesy Of Afro Online Net. More can be seen here (LINK)
David Haye's dream of ultimate heavyweight glory ended in frustrating disappointment in the rain in Hamburg.
The WBA world champion lost his title as he failed to live up to his pre-fight boasting - dismissed by his opponent as trashtalking - and left thousands of his travelling fans upset by a lacklustre performance against Wladimir Klitschko, who comfortably held on to his three titles with a unanimous points victory.
Haye later blamed a broken toe for his defeat, saying: 'I might not have been at my best but I gave it as much as I could. I couldn't push on my right leg. Something happened in training and I didn't want to pull out.
Belt up, Haye: Wladimir Klitschko celebrates after comfortably seeing off the Briton's challenge
'I broke my toe on my right foot. I couldn't push off the right foot to throw the right hand. I thought adrenaline would get me through it but it was tough. It's incredibly frustrating.'
All the predictions that these two heavy-handed champions would produce a spectacular contest proved wide of the mark as the fight evolved into a cagey encounter.
Haye had far too many problems keeping out of trouble to be able to land enough telling punches of his own as Klitschko's superior size and reach made all the difference.
Haye simply could not get past the piston-rod left hand and get going.
By the finish the judges had Klitschko well ahead on points, with one, Michael Pendrick of the US, giving Klitschko 10 of the 12 rounds in a score of 118-108.
Adalaide Byrd (US) scored the contest 117-109 with Stanley Christodoulou (South Africa) making it 116-110.