a very shaw perspectve

Six Palestinian youths found dead in bathroom


Israeli and Palestinian groups are blaming each other for violating a 72-hour truce that broke down just hours after coming into effect on Friday

Witnesses said six youths had been taken to a house and executed by Israeli forces.The bodies were left there for several days.

One man said: “It is a mass execution of six Palestinian youths who were brought to this bathroom. Look at the gunshots on the wall.”

Ku Klux Klan recruitment drive in South Carolina


A recently formed branch of the KKK — the New Empire Knights — held a three-day “KKK Jam” rally over the weekend in an undisclosed location in Abbeville,South Carolina, which it calls its national headquarters.

Klan organizations have made numerous public overtures in South Carolina in recent weeks, including a recruitment campaign of bags of candy tossed into yards with leaflets reading, “Save Our Land, Join the Klan.” According to hate group watchdogs, however, the Klan has dwindling membership and is in a “last gasp” to retain relevancy.

The organization’s website — a blog of running commentary — claims the group had 116 members from 15 states in attendance at the weekend rally. Activities included speeches, a cross burning and a vote deciding not to hold public rallies.

Despite the recruitment campaigns and the weekend rally, the Ku Klux Klan is having its “last gasp,” according to Lecia Brooks, outreach director for the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate groups and extremists in the U.S.

The Klan has been steadily shrinking in recent decades, according to the SPLC, which keeps count of the chapters or “klaverns.” In 2010, there were 221 klaverns in the U.S. That number today, however, has receded to 150 klaverns with an estimated 4,000 to 6,000 Klan members nationally. By comparison, membership during the 1960s civil rights era was about 40,000 in the U.S, and 4 million during the Klan’s peak in the mid-1920s.


Story of the day: Woman gives birth to a lizard (yep)


A lizard has allegedly oozed out of this ‘pregnant’ woman covered in mucus and blood as she was giving birth.

I smell a a publicity stunt.

The midwife found the ‘live’ gecko was the only thing Debi Nubatonis, had been carrying, yet she had all the usual signs of being eight-months pregnant.

It is being said that she suffered from pseudocyesis, or phantom pregnancy, with an empty womb.

A doctor, the Chief Medical Officer of nearby Kupang City, Indonesia, has said: ‘Childbirth of another species has never been reported in science.’

That’s because its impossible.


Black bear stalks two men while they’re out jogging

Bear stalks two joggers out on a run

In London we fear pigeons - maybe even the odd fox if fate feels adventurous! But in Rural Alberta, Canada, two joggers have been chased by a bear. .

Although some people prefer training as a group, the two men didn’t seem quite so keen on a new partner. Especially as the only exercise he’s probably interested in is eating them.

The men tried to back away from the bear as he playfully circled them and climbed nearby trees.

On a side note: He is really cute.

Game of Thrones : The First of His Name


You guys know that I love GOT….But I have a gripe.

The producers seem to be falling into a pattern of where we spend 45 minutes hanging out around Westeros before shovelling all the action into the final 15 minutes of the show. Not that I’m complaining about this week’s climax, which featured a suitably creepy turn from Thomas Brodie-Sangster as the all-seeing Jojen, at least one “oh my god” moment when Bran inhabited Hodor and made everyone’s favourite gentle giant break Locke’s neck, and a brilliantly staged fight between Jon Snow and Karl in which the latter was, as predicted, undone by his tendency to talk too much and his failure to notice Craster’s wives as anything but vehicles for rape. That said, I do wonder about the geography north of The Wall – Mance and co must be planning the world’s slowest attack on Castle Black given that Jon has now made it back to the Night’s Watch, hung around getting abused and headed back to Craster’s Keep all without the Wildling Army getting their act together. How many families do Thenns need to eat before they can launch an attack? What exactly is Manse spending his time doing?

On a more serious note, this is a wider show problem – every scene this week was well acted and cleverly done, but apart from the destruction of Craster’s Keep and the revelation that Petyr Baelish is pulling all the strings, all the time, what actually occurred? Dany postponed her invasion and is going to spend more time in Meereen; Bran and co are back looking for the three-eyed crow after what now seems like a slightly pointless diversion; Margaery and Cersei still don’t like each other; Oberyn is still upset about his sister’s death; Arya and Sandor are still trudging around the countryside sparring, and now Pod and Brienne are trudging around as well. I would say they’d all bump into each but of course - I doubt it.

Story of the week: 10 year old kidnapped boy sings gospel until released.

     Kidnapper releases boy who won't stop singing

Willie Myrick’s, 10, from Atlanta, was released by his kidnapper after he annoyed him by constantly singing a gospel song.

He had been enticed to the vehicle with the promise of cash after the kidnapper spotted him outside his house in Atlanta, Georgia.

He was then grabbed by the man and bundled into the vehicle.

Willie Myrick’s three hour ordeal ended when the driver of the car he had been forced into allowed him to go because he wouldn’t stop singing Every Praise by Gospel legend Hezekiah Walker. The singer has since been to visit the boy because he “just had to give him a hug”

See above the drawing of the kidnapper.

Game of Thrones S4E2: WHODUNNIT


You guys know how obsessed I am with TV.

Since the airing of GOT last night, everyone  has been debating who killed dear King Joffrey. From my corner shop man to my GP - we are all asking: whodunnit?

At long last, the most hated TV character since Pete Campbell in Mad Men has finally bit the dust. Every single person in Westeros – along with pretty much every person who watches Game Of Thrones – wanted Joffrey dead. But a few people had that extra splash of vendetta sauce on their motives.

Lets get to it; it’s obviously Tyrion. 

Before his death, Joffrey had just spent the whole of the episode attempting to humiliate Tyrion in ever more elaborate ways, even when Joffrey was supposed to be concentrating on his own wedding. Previously, Tyrion won the Battle of the Blackwater for Joffrey and got none of the credit. And Tyrion hates pretty much every member of his own family apart from Jaime, so really he should be prime suspect if any of them suddenly snuff it. Plus the victim himself believed him his killer – a wobbly finger was pointed at the dwarf in Joffrey’s final moment. Lets not forget that he gave Joffrey the cup he was drinking from when he died. A part of me feels like it was Sansa, but lets face it, she doesn’t have the balls.

Tell me what you think my fellow GOT addicts.



adolf hitler, brazil, conspiracy

What’s the use in being a writer if you cant indulge every once in a while?

With that being said….

Simoni Renee Guerreiro Dias, who wrote Hitler in Brazil , claims that Hitler fled to Paraguay, via Argentina, before settling in a small town in the state of Mato Grosso, Brazil, according to a shocking new book.

Hitler is said to have used the assumed name of Adolf Leipzig and was known to the 12,000 locals in Nossa Senhora do Livramento as “the Old German”.

The man at the centre of the controversial claim is pictured, two years before his death in 1984, posing happily with his black girlfriend Cutinga.

Simoni Renee Guerreiro Dias, who wrote Hitler in Brazil - His Life and His Death, claims he was in the area hunting for buried treasure using a map given to him by friends withing the Vatican.

She insists that Hitler was using his lover Cutinga to hide his true identity as a vile Aryan supremacist.

Simoni, a Brazilian jew, refuses to accept that the Fuhrer shot himself in his Berlin bunker on April 30 1945. She is demanding that Leipzig’s remains be exhumed and his DNA tested tested against living relatives of Hitler.

She told local journalists: “I just laughed at first, I thought it was a joke. Today I’m convinced it is true and Adolf Hitler didn’t end up here by chance.”

Simoni spent two years in the small town near the Bolivian border, which was founded during an 18th century gold rush, investigating her oddball theory.

She has linked the Fuhrer’s alleged arrival in the area to a Vatican offer of ownership rights over buried Jesuit treasure in a cave near his adopted home.

And she claims that he chose the surname of Leipzig because it was the birthplace of Hitler’s favourite composer, Bach.

Conspiracy theorists have long argued Hitler escaped from Germany and fled to south America, following fellow Nazis Adolf Eichmann and Josef Mengele.

The claims about Hitler’s life in Argentina were ridiculed by historian Guy Walters, who described them as “2,000 per cent rubbish” when the book came out.

He added: “It’s an absolute disgrace. There’s no substance to it at all. It appeals to the deluded fantasies of conspiracy theorists and has no place whatsoever in historical research.”

Academics in Brazil have also rubbished the theory Hitler lived and died in Nossa Senhora do Livramento.

Candido Moreira Rodrigues, a history professor at Mato Grosso’s Federal University said: “There’s nothing new in people who claim to be historians coming up with the most far-reaching theories about Hitler supposedly living in south America and subsequently dying in one of the countries in this region.”

Tens of thousands of Nazis escaped after the war, including the notorious Adolf Eichmann and Josef Mengele.

Investigators probing Hitler’s demise were hampered by the lack of any physical evidence for his death.

Fantasists were given added ammunition he didn’t die in his Berlin bunker when 2009 DNA tests on skull fragments found near the bunker and believed to be his, turned out to belong to a woman.

Rochus Misch, a former bodyguard of Adolf Hitler who has been named as the last man to see the Fuhrer alive during his final hours in Germany, died last September aged 96.

Misch, who lived with Hitler and his mistress in their underground refuge as the allies closed in, told before his death he saw Hitler slumped with his head on the table after hearing a gunshot behind his closed door.

Reeva’s mum: ‘I don’t know if he’s acting’

The mother of Reeva Steenkamp, the model shot dead by Oscar Pistorius, has said she still does not know if the athlete is telling the truth.

June Steenkamp said she has spent the past few weeks sat in the courtroom watching the man accused of murdering her daughter.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror, the 67-year-old said she cannot decide if Mr Pistorius, a double amputee known as the Blade Runner, is “acting” with his dramatic turns in the dock.

She told the paper: “It’s very traumatic when certain things come up. This is my child - and I just listen to the graphic detail.

“I look at Oscar the whole time, to see how he is coping, how he is behaving. I’m obsessed with looking at him, it’s just instinctive. I can’t explain it.

“I keep thinking, ‘let me see how he’s taking this’. He has been very dramatic, the vomiting and crying. I don’t know whether he’s acting.”

In the meantime she said she said she will continue to watch him and see his reactions, although she pointedly added that for much of the time he has been looking at his mobile phone or reading through his notes.

For all Mr Pistorius’s emotional displays after being shown pictures of his dead girlfriend’s injuries, Mrs Steenkamp, who had not met her 29-year-old daughter’s boyfriend until the hearing, has done her best to put on a rather more stoic public face.

However she explained she waits until the end of each day, back in the privacy of her hotel to let out her feelings, far away from the world’s gaze.

Asked how she feels about the events on Valentine’s day last year, when Mr Pistorius fired several shots through the bathroom door of his Pretoria home she replied: “My daughter is dead.

“He killed her. He shot her till she was dead in that toilet, in that bathroom, so how am I ever going to feel better about it?”

Adding: “I don’t care what happens to Oscar, I don’t care if he goes free. All I know is that he has got to stand up to what he’s done and — if he has to — pay for it.”

She continued it would make little difference to her if he does go to prison as one thing cannot be changed: her daughter will not come back.

I literally cried twice while typing this up for you!

Tell me what you think! For legal reasons please do not say whether he is guilty or innocent guys x