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Black Knight: Revealed

Reportedly there is a 'satellite' in orbit of the Earth and that its been there for thirteen thousand years. The legend goes back to signals that were first picked up in 1899, and again in 1928, but it is the photograph of this enigmatic object that was taken in 1998 by the STS-88 mission sent aloft by NASA that really caused people to speculate. Well, I can tell you now that what they saw was in fact a defunct powered-down Leimek Gosoa HT-650, a short-to-medium range transport craft measuring just under twenty meters long by nine meters wide. Originally this craft would have carried six persons and had a maximum jump range of fourteen light years. The one stuck in Earth orbit is clearly missing its escape craft.

Original NASA image: eol.jsc.nasa.gov/searchphotos/…

* Enhanced images added- ignore where it says ''dark'' knight, as at the time that was the name somebody quoted me and well, it ended up being miss-printed when I did the processing *

Picture by NASA - no infringement is intended or implied. Art by Jonathan Bluestone (C) Bluestone 2017

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          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.

Judge Dredd: Dark Judges of Deadworld
The first of them to pay a visit to Mega-City One was Judge Death, having used a dimensional warp to get there from his own dimension, a dark realm known as Deadworld where all crime was committed by the living, so life itself was declared illegal. Death killed by reaching into the chests of his victims and squeezing their hearts until they ruptured. Defeated by Judge Dredd and a squad of Judges ... that should have been the end of him, but Death became a spirit and possessed Judge Anderson and controlling her went about trying to create a new body for himself from a rotting corpse, but Dredd and Anderson put paid to that but at enormous cost. Anderson trapped Death inside her mind. When Death did not return from Mega-City One, his lieutenants came looking for him. They were Judge Fear, who killed by forcing his victims to look into his face, scaring them to death; and Judge Mortis whose touch caused his victims to rapidly rot and decay. Finally there was Judge Fire who took the form of a skeleton aflame (not yet released to sale). Together, these fiends went on a rampage and killed thousands, but they were far from done and would invade Mega-City One many times, and at one point bring it to its knees.

The replica figures provided here were made by 3A and are part of their 1:12 range.

Photographs by Jonathan Bluestone (C) Copyright Bluestone 2017. Do not use these images without my permission.
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The Creative Hub
The above is where all of my artwork has been created since 2008. A pretty basic layout, I admit but I like to watch television while working so have the screen to my immediate left. You're have to excuse the jumble, but I tend to be a bit anarchic. Of interest are the model of Rey's speeder from The Force Awakens and a original Klingon Bird of Prey* from Star Trek: The Search for Spock.

Image by Jonathan Bluestone (C) Bluestone 2017



* Yes my heart is KLINGON, and if you doubt it, a demonstration can be arranged.
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Here's your brain food for today. Did you know that the theosopher Plato suggested that ninety percent of humanity were little more than vicious barbarians and that they were so unimaginative that their chosen course in life was to shun civilization, all forms of education except that which benefited them; or to have any respect for humanity and the environment around them, or for the property of civilization - in other words, progress in its various forms. Plato also suggested that the remaining ten percent who embraced progress, wanted law and order and who generally acted to see that their fellow man was improved upon were destined to rule over the barbarous collective. Then we have the viewpoint of Aristotle who suggested that ninety-nine percent of mankind was composed of relatively decent law-abiding people and that it was only the deviant and malignant one percent who were so uncivilized as to be outside of society, if not actually outlawed by it and needed to be locked away from society to prevent their disease from corrupting everyone else.

          I often wonder if society, civilization is being dragged back into the dark ages. Sure, we had crime in the past and we had people who frankly were criminals of one sort of another but there isn't a day goes by without a report of some scumbag or creep, or cheap little punk stealing from people, assaulting or raping them; even molesting or murdering them and the worse part of it is, the citizenry is so used to this now that they barely blink and sadly the same is becoming true of terrorism.

          I grew up in the sixties and seventies and peaked in the eighties and we had crime back then but the sort of crime we had was such that if a knifing took place the whole country would know about it and it would be headline news, front page with supplements. In the case of my country, Britain, there was a time when we didn't worry about crime as it simply didn't happen and the people who lived on housing estates (projects) may have had crime or knew criminals or were criminals but there was a code among them and violent crime, or crime against women or the elderly was dealt with locally and the police seldom got to hear about it. We certainly did not have knives in use or saw guns - or criminals wearing bulletproof vests.

          Although it is considered politically incorrect now to suggest this, I and many others have given considerable thought to the motion that crime has come in with mass migration with the primary offenders traveling from parts of the world where moral codes, certainly ethical standards differ considerably from what we have - or used to have - in Britain and in Europe. It would be a disservice to mention by name the countries where the most violent and abusive offenders come from but I can assure you that their cultures are used to a level of civilization that differs considerably from what we enjoy in the West. And where perhaps they may feel the need to carry knives or guns or to act aggressively in order simply to survive, or to be the Alpha, such traits are unwelcome here. Much of the crime we are seeing now isn't religiously motivated, as strange as that sounds - the terrorists with their diseased mentality and twisted ideals are only a tiny percentage of the overall problem; no, its in the form of exploitation of others, the taking of what others have - outright theft to be blunt.

          And most of the criminals being taken into custody today are into what can best be described as petty crime with economic crimes topping the list. Fraud in all its forms, robbery by misrepresentation, sex crimes and what amounts to bag snatching. Petty criminals are also indulging in smash-and-grab raids against premises holding high-value goods, with the perpetrators making their escape on motorcycles because they know the police have strict rules in place which stops them interfering with such escape attempts in case they cause critical injury to the criminals. It is no wonder given how the police are told not to harm criminals now that we have seen a rise in vigilantes taking care of business as they see the authorities as ineffective.

          Those of you who keep an eye on my posts will have noticed that I often report on crime. I do so in an effort to show that society is sliding backwards into barbarism and its time that society changed to deal with that. Here in the West we treat our police as if they are the enemy, but in fact they are literally the thin blue line and yet they are attacked for simply doing their job. Same with the fire and ambulance service, who come under attack from thugs and cheap punks while attending the scene of fires or in rescuing those who are in desperate need of medical attention. It is as if there is no respect for the servants in society who are here to protect us from ourselves and to rescue from disaster and to heal us too.

          Sadly much of the rest of the world remains dangerously unbalanced and seems to have their cultures dominated by religion and by religious disciplines. They hate because that's what their ancestors did and that's what they are told they have to do to be seen as good before whatever they believe in and such devotion comes back to the opening comment I made (with respect to Plato) that some people are capable of being civilized and capable living a decent life and some people are all too ready to join the mob and to act in what amounts to a brutal manner simply because 'everyone else was doing it.' Without naming any names, we have at the moment a very dangerous situation in a certain part of the world and its all down to religion and what certain people think they are entitled too even if it means hurting or murdering other people to get it.

          You have to wonder if a percentage of humanity is gripped by a insanity, a madness that is taught to them and they carry on with it as if its acceptable and normal.

          To them, it maybe, but to us it looks wrong - and perhaps it is. Ever seen those funerals in certain of the countries that I am commenting on where the beloved and deceased are being carried through the streets with a milling, shoving and baying mob of fools pushing back and forth and turning what might have been a dignified funeral into a sick parody, and in the process showing the family of the deceased no respect whatsoever - to say nothing of the unfortunate corpse. Now there's a society that seriously needs social engineering. I used to believe that social engineering was a bad, if not evil concept that it took away the right for people to be assholes but I'm actually warming to the idea, as I'm getting older. People need rules, they need order and sometimes they need the living shit kicked out of them to make them wake up to the realities of life.

          How hard is it anyway to be nice to others?

          To show them respect and to acknowledge their humanity?

          How hard is it for men to recognize the fact that women are human beings too and not some sex object to be abused domestically, attacked and worse, sexually assaulted? But then the sort of creatures that pass for human beings who do such things are all too willing to do as they please as they either don't know any better or worse, don't give a shit one way or another unless they are caught in the act. In time we're all be one glorious whole (and politics is just as evil when applied as social engineering) but first we have to get rid of religion. I can feel some of you are uncomfortable, even unhappy with that but the plain and simple fact is that some people enjoy their religion and do no harm to others and others, well, they suffer from it
and cause all of those people around them to suffer from it and this happens in all religions as you will have individuals who for some reason or other think they are something special and can speak on behalf of the almighty.

          But then humanity has always had certain persons among them who for some reason or other think they can do that, lord it over others and to hand out punishment while claiming its all 'ordained' or demanded by some god or other. It is suspected that we had a religious collective long before we had royalty or watchmen and they choose to use their power often to better their own situation and to have the best while all around them had to make do with considerably less. And if anyone suggested otherwise, they could murder whom they liked and get away with it because the peasants feared ultimate retribution. And this worked well until the nastiest of the original skull-crackers came along and began beating the shit out of anyone who disagreed with them. In time, such strong-arm tactics extended to land grabs, property theft and of course the confesticating of other peoples wealth and they declared themselves in charge. Obviously wanting to enjoy their ill-gotten gains for as long as was possible they would buy guards and build fortifications and sit high-and-mighty on thrones that they thought that they deserved and within a relatively short time would offer protection to serfs who naturally would pay what amounted to protection money in the form of taxes to be kept safe (although it is questionable as to whom they were in danger from).

          In time these men and women called themselves royalty and that's about all that's special about them - but it was enough, and they had enough power to come to blows with the religious classes; who were smart enough not to end up in a
Oubliette. But moving forward from what was the middle ages to the near-present, and that is pretty much where law enforcement officially came into being, although cops did not actually exist until the creation of the Metropolitan Police in London in 1829 (Robert Peel created them under the Metropolitan Police Act of that year). Such was the impact that his force made that the model was adopted in many other countries, although some countries in the modern era operate a para-military force, or police whose first duty is to their religion and secondly to actual law enforcement.

          And now we have politicians, they are the new monarchy and yet they are supposed to serve the people. Sadly, these often overpaid ''leaders of men'' seem to think they can dictate policy to the world and to the people in it. As recent history has proven the misguided words of a single unimportant man in a laughable position of authority can create a situation wherein others act to control, persecute and to murder simply because they see destabilization of society as a chance to indulge in a little barbarism for the sake of nothing more than their own self-gratification and guess where that's happening? I've often thought, watching the laughable politicians in my own country over the years, that we would be better off without politicians and instead second power to local authorities who are directly answerable to the people. Sure, I know that's how its supposed work at the moment but how many of you have actually ever seen practice work? I certainly have not, which is why I do not vote as I do not believe anything any politician says or does. They are frankly, an expense we can no longer afford and society needs to be re-imagined and improved upon and that goes for the people too.

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          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.

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molly87 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2017
Question about the Judge Dredd comics: I've seen the Complete Case Files on amazon, but I've also seen a lot of other bits for it (the Cursed Eath Uncensored came up first).

Would they be a part of the Case Files as well? Or are they seperate? And If I should have asked in a different spot, my bad.
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JonathanBluestone Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
The original printing run of Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files does not include the uncensored version of The Cursed Earth because at the time of publishing, Rebellion was still attempting to get permission to re-print the bits which I.P.C. was ordered (by a court action) not to 'ever' republish. Thankfully in 2016, Rebellion managed to get permission and thus published The Cursed Earth: Uncensored. So my advice is, purchase The Complete Case files and then obtain the 'uncensored' story. The Cursed Earth appears in the second or third Case Files as all of the Case Files are in chronological order.
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Caffeinated-Creator Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconcookie-splinters-plz::iconfaveplz:
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NewPlanComics Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for the recent +fav of the USS Yamato (NCC 91992) rendered by :iconadamkop:. Please take a moment to visit this artist's page and let her know what you think of this incredible work on my Star Trek starship design.
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WideFoot Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the Fav! Work will continue on that ship tonight
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JonathanBluestone Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Its a lovely piece, I am particularly impressed by the fact that you have gone to the trouble of working the actual engineering - the ribbing and component spaces into it. I do much the same thing when designing my craft so they are more than just fancy shapes - every element, every structure has purpose. I look forward to the final rendering.
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Irbisty Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the watch! That means a lot Fox gif :iconfoxyayzplz: 
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JonathanBluestone Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply spectacular artwork. I would love to have that talent.
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Irbisty Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww Neko Emoji-42 (Kawaii Moe Smile) [V3] 
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Caffeinated-Creator Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for another fave, dude ^^
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