ITEM: President Trump has been BANNED from entering the London Borough of Greenwich (located in southeast London) because of a tweet that he produced. Councilors choose to act and bar him, and their actions have been widely backed by residents who feel Trump has gone just that bit too far. They are also calling for him to be denied the right to make a State Visit, and if he does; he won't be welcome in Greenwich. Trumps' tweet occurred hours after the attack by some diseased slime at London Bridge on June 3rd 2017 which involved them using a hired van and then on foot, long knives, and said "At least seven dead and forty-eight wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is 'no reason to be alarmed!' ” What Trump does not appreciate is that Mayor Khan has no choice but to say that because if he said 'panic, lock the doors and get a shotgun' the terrorists would have won and achieved their objective. The British have a saying, KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON and that's what Trump seems incapable of understanding. Fact is, when the shit hits the fan, the British generally just get on with it - it's a core aspect of our nature - our 'stiff upper lip' so to speak.
ITEM: There has been a medical breakthrough in the treatment of the deadly condition Haemophilia that is caused by a genetic malfunction. Those who have the condition are unable to manufacture the protein necessary to make their blood clot, so even small wounds are potentially deadly as the subject can in fact bleed out unless medical attention is given to stop the bleeding. Reportedly, thirteen patients were given experimental gene therapy at St. Bart's Health NHS Trust in central London, England, and the results have been startling - eleven of that number are now off of the treatment and their own bodies are now producing near-normal levels of the protein without assistance. Once again, science conquers nature.
ITEM: A school bus was literally cut in half when a train collided with it on a line near Perpignan in southern France, leaving at least four children dead and many more injured, some of them severely. According to present reports, at least twenty have been injured and ten of them were listed as being in a critical condition when the impact took place on a level crossing between Millas and Saint-Feliu-d' Amont. The bus had picked up pupils from schools aged between thirteen and seventeen before the incident. Authorities are waiting to speak with the driver, who was also injured, to establish as to why the bus was on the crossing when a train came though. My sympathies and deepest regrets are with the victims and their families at this time, and especially at this time of year - that such horrific things should happen is one of the reasons why I don't believe in there being anyone 'upstairs'.
ITEM: The Walt Disney company has purchased 21st Century Fox's entertainment assets for $52.4 billion (£39 billion) and this includes Fox's satellite company, Sky. They plan to take the remaining company assets, those which deal with news and sports and form a new company to continue broadcasting.
ITEM: Apparently thousands of criminals and offenders who having received a community service for their crimes are being 'supervised' by telephone, with their handlers calling them once every six weeks or so. This lazy and inefficient system which does not actually check on what the offender is actively doing or where they are living is widespread across England and Wales, and frankly is unacceptable as they can and often are up to no good and yet the handler cannot see or verify that. According to an investigation into the probation service, a percentage of junior grade probation officers had a workload of as many as two hundred cases at once to handle. Given the circumstances, and their lack of personal contact with the offenders, places the public in a very real risk of being victims, and the probation officer may only discover their charges are actively committing crimes or indulging in antisocial activities when they are contacted by the police or relatives of the offender who wants to know why their relatives are being held. A statement from the British government stated that only 'low level risk' cases were being handled by telephone.
ITEM: Reportedly a senior citizen spontaneously combusted while walking down the street near his home in Haringey, London on September 17th. People who witnesses this, attempted to put the flames out but they would not die and it took a determined effort by fire fighters who arrived on the scene soon afterwards to do so. Mr. John Nolan (70) was subsequently rushed to hospital but died from his injuries. There was no evidence of intent, no accelerants and no clue as to how this event occurred, yet it did. Police are not looking for any guilty party and the whole thing remains a mystery.
ITEM: They say that history is written by the winners ... or should that be, 're-written' and a classic case of these, altering the facts to avoid blame has just come out of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar (22°N 96°E - formerly known as Burma) in southeast Asia. They've had a lot of problems there of late (starting in August 2017), with the Rohingya people (Arakanese Indians) who are muslims being forced by the authorities in Myanmar to flee because they were being systematically butchered by the Myanmar military, although the military denies any wrong-doing and claims that deaths are due to the actions of what they termed 'terrorists'. Such is the issue that thousands of Rohingya have fled into neighboring Bangladesh, where they also face prejudice as locals see them as invaders, wherein they are technically refugees from oppression. The military in Myanmar claims that only four hundred people have been killed, yet independent studies show the true figure to be closer to six thousand, seven hundred people, effectively murdered because of their religious convictions and genetic heritage. Historically, the Rohingya are a stateless people, who it is claimed originated in Rakhine State, Myanmar. The military continues to deny any wrongdoing.
ITEM: Scientists have produced a three-dimensional topographical map of Greenland as it would look were the ice to vanish and it is a rugged landscape of mountains, hills and river-cut valleys. Revealing the underlying bedrock and the ocean floor the map was created to show what it might look like were all the ice to melt away, subsequently raising sea levels worldwide by 7.42 meters (24.34 feet), that is 2.9 million cubic km of ice. At the moment, Greenland is succumbing to global warming and losing approximately two hundred and sixty billion tonnes of ice to the ocean every year, but do not worry, its not likely to all collapse into the ocean yet - well, not for at least a couple of hundred years under current conditions. Greenland has a total ice area of 1,799 million square kilometers, with a total ice volume of 2.99 million cubic kilometers and its mean thickness is 1,673 meters with the thickest ice being at least 3,488 meters.
ITEM: A terrorist using a looted police uniform, walked into the grounds of the General Kaahiye Police Academy in Mogadishu, Somalia and after finding a large group of new recruits self-detonated an improvised explosive device strapped to his body, killing both himself and thirteen of them in the process. An additional fifteen experienced various level of wounding. This isn't the first attack of this kind, as this ploy is well liked by the sick fanatics who do such things. A diseased islamist group who I won't profane this dialogue with by naming them have claimed responsibility and they regularly carry out such bombings all over that region. Their preferred means being to strap explosives to young children or to women, often carrying babies as to avoid immediate suspicion before entering markets and other places where people congregate and then detonate themselves.
ITEM: Zoobia Shahnaz (27) a woman born in Pakistan, but who moved to the United States to work in a laboratory as a technician has been found guilty of taking out fraudulent loans to the value of $85,000 in order to buy bitcoins and other crypto currencies which she then wired to the diseased daesh murderers. She was charged with bank fraud, conspiracy to commit money laundering and money laundering, as well as providing financial support to a terrorist group and is now being held without possibility of receiving bail.
ITEM: The 'Minister for Happiness' Lal Singh Arya (53) who was living in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradest, India, is currently on the run having been suspected of committing the murder of a politician opposing him in 2009. Until recently it had been difficult to prove that he did it, but his fleeing on hearing that a warrant was out for him is a fair indication that he has something to hide. Madhya Pradest is the only state to have created a 'department of happiness' to see that its citizens are kept content.
ITEM: Actress Salma Hayek has gone on record as saying that disgraced mogul Harvey Weinstein acted like a ''rage-fueled monster'' and that after he sexually harassed her and she threatened to expose him, he threatened her life. Commenting in the New York Times, Hayek said that he once told her, ''I will kill you, don't think I can't.'' I remind you that dozens of actresses, including Angelina Jolie (Tomb Raider, Salt,), Gwyneth Paltrow (Iron Man, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow) and Rose McGowan (Scream, Monkeybone, Encino Man) have stated that Weinstein sexually molested them and in some instances said that they would not work in Hollywood unless they let him do it.
ITEM: Republican politician, Dan Johnson (57) has been found dead in his car in a secluded part of Mount Washington, Kentucky (38°2′46″N 85°33′17″W); the victim of an apparent suicide. At the time of his death he was facing allegations of sexual misconduct with a minor (a seventeen year old girl, a member of his church who it was said he molested on New Years Eve, 2012), a claim that he strongly denied, yet seemingly he killed himself. He further claimed that he was experiencing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in part due to the 9/11 Attacks on America while denying he committed any sex crime. He infamously once posted various Facebook comments in which he compared former President Barack Obama and his wife to 'monkeys'.
ITEM: Must be the season for political madness, because Roy Moore, a Republican in Alabama who openly has issue with gay people and abortion and ''the right of a man to claim to be a woman and vice versa'' and who despite being backed by President Trump lost out to his opponent, Doug Jones in a recent vote. Moore flatly refused to accept that he had been bested and left a four-minute-rant on YouTube about his defeat, claiming that the vote was ''tainted'' by outside groups without going into detail as to who they were. Talk about a sore loser - but then, with those politics, its no wonder this political dinosaur didn't get his way.
ITEM: The politicians who run the European Union (E.U.) are presently engaged in trying to sort out the mechanics of the quota scheme which sees nations within Europe provide aid and comfort to those migrants who are coming into Europe, mainly from Africa and the Middle East. Considerable controversy has erupted in the last few years due to a truly massive influx of immigrants (thousands per day, with emphasis on young men) who were crossing the Mediterranean Sea and entering Europe without papers, and yet are expecting to be given aid. The opinion was even voiced that Europe (and Britain) was in effect being invaded and occupied by proxy by such action. Every nation is expected to provide resources such as housing, medical care, schooling and of course money for living to each and every migrant and to see that they are housed, even though those nations also have a duty to their own citizens and well, some nations are straining under the weight of this. Germany especially has seen a gradual rise in citizens who see the migrants as a threat to their way of life and economic stability, and Poland and three neighboring countries are flatly refusing to allow any migrants in, or to provide them aid - under the very sensible grounds that they can barely provide for their own people, let alone a seemingly endless tide of people from conflict zones. Their reluctance may be in part to the fact that people from the war torn regions may well include criminals fleeing from arrest, and terrorists who will act to murder the first chance they get. Donald Tusk, the E.U. Chairman has gone on record as saying that the way the migrant issue is being handled is badly, with many states not doing what they are supposed to be doing and not taking in their 'mandatory' quota of refugees.
ITEM: A leading British surgeon, Simon Bramhall (53) decided that his work was so good that he left his initials on his work in August 2013, and in doing so effectively acted to assault his patients. He has been found guilty of the crime of 'beating', that is leaving physical marks on the livers of at least two patients and is due to be sentenced on January 12th 2018.
ITEM: A married couple, Ummarayiat Mirza (21) and his wife, Madihah Taheer (22) were arrested after it became clear to the authorities that they were planning on committing terrorist acts. They were arrested at gunpoint in March 2017 in Birmingham, England and had been planning a knife attack and had intended to hit various targets, including the cities central synagogue. Both received sentencing of sixteen and ten years respectively, with Mirza's sister, Zainub, sentenced to thirty months in fail for sharing propaganda.
ITEM: A homeless male who frequented Charles de Gaulle Airport in an effort to find someplace to sleep and to beg, was seen on CCTV leaning on the door which led to the Loomis cash management company in Terminal 2F and the door swinging open. He then entered and seemingly gained access to the cash stored there and was seen walking on (via CCTV) with two bags which authorities now think contained at least €300,000 (£264120.00 / $353778.00) is missing, as is he - of course.
ITEM: Anyone remember when a bucket of gold was stolen clean off of the tail of a truck in New York City? No? Well, the crime occurred on September 29th 2017 and in broad daylight and the thief was Julio Nivelo (53) (aka David Vargas and other aliases). With the driver stepping away from the unguarded vehicle and another strolling to the cab, it was parked up in West 48th Street between Fifth Avenue and Avenue of the Americas, he strolled over and clutched a bucket full of gold flakes which weighed 86lbs (39kg) and then staggered away with it ... wherein, he seemingly vanished. The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the New York Police Department went into overdrive, but he had made good his escape. Unconfirmed reports had it that Nivelo had gone to Florida, then Los Angeles, and there seemingly the trail went cold. That is until December this year when he was arrested in his home country of Ecuador. Although they have the man, who incidentally was deported from the United States no less than seven times, there is no sign of the gold. At the time of the theft he was living in West New York, New Jersey and was a career criminal who was well-known to the NYPD for jewellary heists and petty theft.
OFF-SUBJECT ITEM: Anyone here play the game MAFIA III? I ask in as far as on the back of the box in very tiny writing is the warning, "Software cannot be authenticated on computers outside of Europe, Middle East and Africa" yet Mafia III is available for sale in America, and despite this fact a colleague who purchased a copy of the game in Britain and then tried to activate it while back in America has not been able to do so. Understandably so, he contacted 2K/Hanger 13 and explained his situation and what did they do? Absolutely fuck-all to be honest with you - that, and excuses. Initially STEAM, the service that he tried to activate on requested that he contact the game maker who replied by asking him to contact STEAM for customer support ... and neither party seemed interested in helping. He then contacted 2K/Hanger 13 asking for a code to activate the game and was told that his inquiry was being elevated ... and they did that twice, refusing by way of this to deal with the problem and in effect distancing themselves from it. It has now reached a point where he is writing to the Better Business Bureau asking that they investigate and get some action because all he needs is a code that will allow him to activate the product and enjoy it, a product that as a consumer he is legally entitled to have and has paid for. In ignoring his inquiries the makers and publishers of the game are in effect not fore filling their responsibilities to the customer, and the customer is always right. I believe that he has not gotten anywhere trying to sort this out in at least three months despite intensive effort on his part to resolve it. He indicated to me that when he purchased the game, nobody in the store (in central London) bothered to warn him that it could not be activated in North America.