Friday, September 28, 2012
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Wednesday, September 26, 2012
BBC man claims ‘Queen touched my knee under the table’
Buckingham Palace has again been rocked by claims made by a senior war correspondent, this time John Simpson claiming that during a state banquet in honour of The Sultan Of Brunei in 2006 Her Majesty made an inappropriate advance to him when she slid her hand beneath the table and fondled his knee during a speech by the foreign secretary.
In a statement to The Guardian newspaper the doyen of war correspondents Simpson said. ‘The evening had passed off in a fairly standard and mundane fashion with speeches made by various dignitaries and so forth and Her Majesty seemed in excellent spirits, chatting to myself and others in a relaxed and friendly fashion. Though I did notice that she’d been drinking heavily throughout and her speech was a little slurred at times.’
‘It was during a long speech from the foreign secretary outlining exciting new trade opportunities between Great Britain and Brunei that I felt something touching my knee beneath the table. I glanced to my left and saw that The Queen was looking at me strangely her cheeks flushed and her lips parted in what I can only describe as a saucy pout.’
‘Now as you know Her Majesty is a very beautiful and alluring woman and I defy any red blooded male not to have become extremely aroused by her attentions and I was no exception. I felt the hot blood coursing through my veins and it took all my self control not to dive on top of her and snog her face off but my sense of protocol and years of BBC training in how to handle situations exactly like this one thankfully came to the fore and I hastily rose from the table claiming I was breaking my neck for a slash.’
‘When I got back her Majesty had moved and was now sitting alongside the Pakistani Cultural Attaché who appeared to be sweating profusely and kept glancing down at his lap.’
‘When I got home that evening and reached in my pocket for the door key I noticed a small slip of paper on which had been hastily scrawled a phone number and the message ‘Call me maybe? Elizabeth R.’.’
‘Over the next few days I was torn between my sense of decency and loyalty to my BBC employers and the almost feverish desire to take things to the next level with The Queen. Eventually and rather foolishly I let my passion take control and we went as far as to exchange a few saucy texts outlining what we’d like to do to each other but I hastily pulled the plug when she began asking for lewd pictures of me doing fake pieces to camera with my genitals on display.’
A spokesman for Buckingham Palace denied any such behaviour from Her Majesty. Though the call was cut short, after an elderly lady in the background ordered him to get off the phone and ‘do that thing again with the sceptre’
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
AP Interview: Ahmadinejad pushes new world order - should seek advice from his mentor(above)...
Ahmadinejad spoke to The Associated Press in a wide-ranging interview on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly — his last as president of Iran. He was to address the assembly Wednesday morning.
The Iranian leader also discussed solutions for the Syrian civil war, dismissed the question of Iran's nuclear ambition and claimed that despite Western sanctions his country is better off than it was when he took office in 2005.
"God willing, a new order will come together and we'll do away with everything that distances us," Ahmadinejad said, speaking through a translator. "I do believe the system of empires has reached the end of the road. The world can no longer see an emperor commanding it."
"Now even elementary school kids throughout the world have understood that the United States government is following an international policy of bullying," he said.
President Barack Obama warned Iran earlier Tuesday that time is running out to resolve the dispute over its nuclear program. In a speech to the General Assembly, Obama said the United States could not tolerate an Iran with atomic weapons.
Ahmadinejad would not respond directly to the president's remarks, saying he did not want to influence the U.S. presidential election in November.
But he argued that the international outcry over Iran's nuclear enrichment program was just an excuse by the West to dominate his country. He claimed that the United States has never accepted Iran's choice of government after the 1979 Islamic revolution.
"Everyone is aware the nuclear issue is the imposition of the will of the United States," he said. "I see the nuclear issue as a non-issue. It has become a form of one-upmanship."
Ahmadinejad said he favored more dialogue, even though negotiations with world powers remain stalled after three rounds of high-level meetings since April.
He said some world leaders have suggested to him that Iran would be better off holding nuclear talks only with the United States.
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Anybody who believes that needs their head read. A rogue spy agency, or the New Zealand PM is not telling the whole truth?
However, the internet tycoon's US lawyer says it's too early to say if an investigation into the allegations will halt his case against extradition to the US, where Dotcom is wanted on anti-piracy charges.
Key has ordered an inquiry over interceptions in the Dotcom case by the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) while assisting police to find people subject to arrest warrants.
At a post-Cabinet press conference, Key this afternoon said he referred the matter to the Inspector General last Monday - the same day he learned of the breach. Key said he was "quite shocked", but had confidence in the bureau. He told reporters he had been advised not to make a statement until filing papers with the court.
Key said he believed the incident was an isolated error and did not think it was because New Zealand authorities wanted to "curry favour" with the US.
"On the explanation I have at the moment, it was a mistake, an error, but that's now subject to an inquiry."
He added he was not asked to sign an intercept warrant, "nor was I briefed on the operation in question".
Speaking from the US, Ira Rothken said Dotcom's legal team will await the outcome of the inquiry and did not want to ''pre-judge'' it.
The investigation will deal with ''whether or not the intelligence agency broke the law by essentially spying on folks domestically'', Rothken said.
''It all depends on what the results are and what the prime minister does ... obviously we'd be interested to know if the United States was involved...we'll await the results."
He added: ''I think any time the prime minister orders an inquiry of the intelligence services potentially spying on residents