May 30, 2009


Oh it says beach. And its....(drum roll) Bournemouth. Well it isn't actually, but it is close. If you carry on past Bournemouth along the coast till you get to Sandbanks, keep going through Lilliput and jump on the little ferry Studland is huge, empty and you can camp for free for as long as you like. I'm down that way and will be camping on the beach if I can get down there.


I didn't say it this guy did.

...Their lawyers had refuted claims that the cash was being used to finance The Daily Mail

...Mohammed Kamel Mostafa...was jailed for two years...Mohssin Ghailam... was jailed for four years...Hamza Kamel... got 2½ years...Four others received a total of more than 15 The Sun (Who are themselves thieves who owe me money)



in The Times

Please uncover your face. It's our custom

...In Western European society, to go out in public with your face masked is (unless done for comic effect) disturbing. Hiding the face is felt to be threatening, and slightly scary, and subliminally this goes way back, and quite deep I think: it certainly frightens children...

What a nob end. What the fuck difference does it make to Matthew fucking Parris if a stranger walks past him with their face covered or fucking naked? Is he just not busy? this is London mate. There are all sorts here. What a dick head.


May 27, 2009


...The men claim they were given a choice of working for the Security Service or face detention and harassment in the UK and overseas.

They have made official complaints to the police, to the body which oversees the work of the Security Service and to their local MP Frank Dobson. Now they have decided to speak publicly about their experiences in the hope that publicity will stop similar tactics being used in the future...


Tortured while MI5 left the room: Briton's claim after 7/7 attacks

The only time in this whole process any authority figure without a uniform has ever jumped on me was totally understandable, as they had seen me talking to a jury member I bumped into out of the blue outside the Old Bailey who happened to be sitting on another case to the one I was watching- but they weren't to know that. They treated me with total dignity and left uniformed officers to take my details.

I wondered on this blog at the time whether if I was a different colour or a Muslim I would have been treated any differently. To be honest I have known full well from the start that if I was Muslim or another colour I would never have been doing any of this in a million years.

Anyway, I finally got to Mustafa and Mohssains trial yesterday just as it was adjourned. I thought I recognised a few other faces amongst the accused, not too sure. Sitting amongst cloned journalists all wearing the same suit reminded me how much like a fish out of water I felt trying to cover any of this. From what I can tell on the news this enterprise was to finance bling rather than any terr-ism.



A portrait of Alan Sugar from Cassette Boy here who watches far too much TV.


But blogging while hermitting is cheating surely?


Caught on camera! I heard some MPs were shape shifters but I have never heard of an MP materializing out of thin air. This is amazing.

May 24, 2009


Great doco about the Contemporary Art Market on the iPlayer here. I've always been the kid shouting at the naked king when it comes to contemporary art so this news is something I have been waiting for for a long time. The shockwaves will hopefully be reverberating through shit holes like Goldsmiths (Degree show coming soon!) who teach their students to churn out this rubbish.

Feel free to tell me my art is rubbish here



via pickled politics

May 21, 2009


I have been struggling every week to stop myself blogging about The Apprentice but this week the dam has burst. I have been addicted from the start as usual. What a prime bunch of tossers. Watching what they do next is just hilarious. I am supposed to be against capitalism why should this crap hold my attention? I am pleased that all the real tossers seem some how to wake up from their nightmares to redemtive moments when they come out, especially Ben this week who I thought might have had more of a rough time of it. Personally I don't respect Sir Alan as a model of capitalism. Money doesn't talk to me, I think it does to Sir Alan. My secret TV mentor of capitalism is someone I hate a lot more and totally grudge my respect for- and that is Gordon Fucking Ramsay.

The Apprentice Episode 9
The Apprentice You've Been Fired


May 17, 2009


Times Article

Not happy. He said he wrote a reply to The Times in the comment section but they haven't put it up. He was also angry because he gave a story to The Times when he came out. He is worried that as Atilla's release date approaches stories like this will appear in the media.

"They will try to destroy him."

His central argument with the story is this- Why, if Mohammed Hamid was under close surveliance even before he met Atilla was "A squat in South London" never mentioned at any trial? Apparently Atillas wife has records of the surveilance which proves Atilla met Hamid at his house 19 times- and nowhere else. Musa also says it was proven in court that Atilla had no connection to the 21/7 bombers.

Musa has never distanced himself from his brother. He has consistently said that when Atilla wasn't in Finsbury park or with Hamid or with his family he was with him all the time. I was wondering if Atilla could have done things Musa hadn't known about. Musa was adamant.

"100%- if a million percent was possible- if Atilla was doing something I would know about it. The story is bullshit. Atilla never tried to take over Stockwell mosque. When I came out I could have made up any number of stories about Muslims inside and sold them to the papers for money. When we were inside a visiting governer was brought to Atilla and I by the officer who wrote a statement for Atilla. He said that we were model prisoners and wished everyone was like us. Its not an act. Atilla's behaviour is consistent today. Some Muslims didn't like us getting on with the screws, but most of them were fine. A few obviously didn't like Muslims and were nasty, but I could ignore them. My lawyers had to contact the BBC three times to change their story about me. They were trying to make out I was a terrorist who had gotten away."

Musa is pissed off.

Obviously I don't know who is behind this story and I can't varify any of it, but I find the idea of Fundamentalism being taught in a squat to be dubious. I would guess that I am the only connection between squatting and Fundamental Islam.

UPDATE: do take a look at anonymous comment below relating to some information about a squat from a court case.

'I was groomed for jihad in Britain'

...A TEENAGER has revealed how he was recruited by Al-Qaeda-inspired extremists and groomed to carry out suicide attacks in Britain..

he says he was recruited by Atilla and Hamid and radicalized in a squat in South London.

...After police closed down Hamza’s power base in 2004, Hamid and Ahmet moved to take control of Stockwell mosque.

A month after Adam was approached at the mosque, he was invited to the first of many meetings at a rundown squat in south London. It was here — and in similar buildings — that the real process of indoctrination went on, with exposure to violent videos, including footage of beheadings.

“They would show us videos of people bragging about 7/7 and 9/11 and they made it clear that they approved of it,” said Adam, who was one of two 15-year-old recruits, the youngest out of a group of 15-20 men.

“They weren’t as blunt as to say, ‘Yes, we did this’ or ‘We did that’. They were more aware than anyone that there’s a chance that someone in that room could be recording them.”

Adam was told that more advanced recruits had been sent on training exercises to the Lake District and the New Forest in Hampshire, as well as paintballing sessions in the home counties. At Ibrahim’s trial it emerged that several of these training camps were the subject of police surveillance.

Adam said Ahmet and Hamid, who helped to radicalise some of the 21/7 bombers at his east London home, often distorted quotes from the Koran to back their arguments.

“For example, the Koran says killing innocents is one of the biggest sins, but they would say that the innocents were just collateral damage and it was therefore okay,” said Adam...


May 16, 2009

May 12, 2009


Rachel North has been blogging again of late. She links to this article in the Guardian

...An MP who was involved in last month's G20 protests in London is to call for an investigation into whether the police used agents provocateurs to incite the crowds...

also in the comments from a post a bit lower Peter Power, the guy who has been highlighted by many conspiracy theorists for having run an anti- terr-ism training exercise focusing on the tube on the morning of 7/7 pops up to explain himself in quite a lot of detail.


May 10, 2009


Well that was quite funny. All sorts of people turned up, some with good reason and some without. There was something odd which connected them, and it was oddness. So I didn't stay long. Having someone with a mohican and bones through his ears call a group of normal looking londoners "Odd looking" is ridiculous anyway.

I thought Boris was really entertaining. Everyone laughed. There were a few hecklers but he is obviously popular. I'm not really keen on public schoolboy "wordplay humour". I like Stephen Fry but I can't be arsed with his programme so I was surprised how much I enjoyed Boris' humour.

I thought he was "Doing a Boris" talking about mobile swimming pools, but it turns out he was serious. There was nothing we didn't already know, or anything wildly different to what any other mayor of London would do really, but it was nice to see how much he enjoys his job and how popular he was. It must be a trip cycling through a town you are the Mayor of. Boris said people often shout "You Tory tosser" at him when he stops at traffic lights, so if you see him you know what to shout now.


May 03, 2009


..."I am not going anywhere. They will have to take me away in handcuffs," he says. But he will not be calling on his allies. "This is my fight. I'll handle it and handle it alone. Trust the king."


May 02, 2009


Yeah I haven't written any personal shit for a while. I feel as if I am doing all the right things but noticing my general lack of enthusiasm about doing them. Brian posted a link to the Essene Gospels on facebook. I took a look and I must admit they focused me back onto thoughts I have been having for a long while about fasting and general clean living inducing a better state of mind.

I am fascinated by this Hindu/Buddhist vegetarian version of Jesus, and the translation of "demons" as the worms and caked on shit which come out of your arse through colonic irrigation and boils coming out of your skin when you fast.

..."Seek, therefore, a large trailing gourd, having a stalk the length of a man; take out its inwards and fill it with water from the river which the sun has warmed. Hang it upon the branch of a tree, and kneel upon the ground before the angel of water, and suffer the end of the stalk of the trailing gourd to enter your hinder parts, that the water may flow through all your bowels. Afterwards rest kneeling on the ground before the angel of water and pray to the living God that he will forgive you all your past sins, and pray the angel of water that he will free your body from every uncleanness and disease. Then let the water run out from your body, that it may carry away from within it all the unclean and evil-smelling things of Satan. And you shall see with your eyes and smell with your nose all the abominations, and uncleannesses which defiled the temple of your body; even all the sins which abode in your body, tormenting you with all manner of pains. I tell you truly, baptism with water frees you from all of these. Renew your baptizing with water on every day of your fast, till the day when you see that the water which flows out of you is as pure as the river's foam..."

Moving from bodily functions to all this Police stuff recently I feel a bit of a plan coming on. I call it Robocop 3 theory. Have you seen it? The one where the Police and the squatters team up against evil coporations? Its going to happen. Its got to be worth a go. I'm going to try and do some digging behind the scenes to see who is up for it.



The 'Baby Boomers' of the 60's and the 70's had a lot going on for their parents to deal with unlike the Psychedelic Families of today who have raised children with an open minded approach on the use of psychedelics. Alex, Allyson & Zena Grey are one such Psychedelic family among the many others and they recently shared their views on the subject 'Psychedelics : What do we tell our children' at the World Psychedelik Forum ...


May 01, 2009


A very interesting perspective from someone involved in interogation in Iraq via Rachel here