Tit for Tat Killings
A GROUP CLAIMED RESPONSIBILITY FOR KILLING TWO GOLDEN DAWN SUPPORTERS
The Militant People's Revolutionary Forces were retaliating against the murder of Pavlos Fyssas
Golden Dawn supporters (Photo by Alexandros Katsis)
A Greek anti-establishment group has claimed responsibility for the fatal drive-by shooting of two Golden Dawn supporters earlier this month.
The previously unknown Militant People's Revolutionary Forces (MPRF) said the attack was a retaliation to the murder of antifascist rapper Pavlos Fyssas by a Golden Dawn supporter in September of this year.
In an 18-page statement, the group wrote: "The armed attack response […] is the starting point of the people's campaign to send the neo-Nazi scum of Golden Dawn where they belong, to the dustbin of history."
As yet, police have not been able to confirm the authenticity of MPRF's claim.
However, if it turns out the group are the true culprits, it doesn't look like their plan is working very well; an opinion poll released this weekend suggests that support for the Greek nationalist party has grown since the shooting near the Golden Dawn's Athens headquarters on November the 1st.
Human Rights Investigations
CAMERON GAVE SRI LANKA FOUR MONTHS TO INVESTIGATE ALLEGED WAR CRIMES
But Sri Lanka don't give a shit about the Prime Minister's deadline
David Cameron has set a four-month deadline for Sri Lanka to investigate allegations of war crimes, saying they would face an international, UN-backed investigation if they didn't comply.
Sri Lanka don't seem to care about anything he said, with President Mahinda Rajapaksa stating the country would "take its own time" with the inquiry.
The British Prime Minister's ultimatum came as he was leaving the Commonwealth summit in Sri Lanka's cultural capital Colombo, where he failed to persuade fellow leaders to criticise Sri Lanka's human rights record in a communiqué.
After damning Sri Lanka for its history of alleged rights violations, Cameron flew to the Gulf Air Show to help British businesses that were trying to sell Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets and arms to the United Arab Emirates, another country with a record of human rights failings.
Big Game Bans
SOUTH AFRICA DON'T WANT MELISSA BACHMAN KILLING ANY MORE LIONS
A petition has been launched to bar the American TV presenter from entering the country
South Africans have started a petition to ban American TV presenter Melissa Bachman from their country.
Bachman managed to piss off the entire internet after posting a photo of herself next to a lion she had apparently shot and killed in South Africa's Maroi Conservancy hunting park to her Twitter and Facebook pages.
The petition against the big game hunter reads: "She is an absolute contradiction to the culture of conservation this country prides itself on […] As tax payers we demand she no longer be granted access to this country and its natural resources."
However, Lourens Mostert – the game manager at the Maroi park – has leapt to Bachman's defence, saying, "If it isn't right to hunt these lions, why does our government legally give us permission? This is not the only lion that has been hunted in South Africa this year."
Mostert's words appear to have had next to no effect whatsoever, with the petition already gathering over 55,000 signatures.
DOWNING STREET HAVE REJECTED CALLS TO LOWER THE AGE OF CONSENT
They say doing so would endanger children
Downing Street and Nick Clegg have both rejected calls to lower the age of consent to 15.
Professor John Ashton, president of the Faculty of Public Health, had suggested the age of consent be lowered to make it easier for 15-year-olds to access contraception and sexual health advice from the NHS.
Figures show that up to a third of teenagers have sex before they reach 16, and Ashton argued that, by keeping the current age of consent as it is, "15-year-olds [would not] have clear routes to getting some support".
However, a Downing Street spokesman said, "We reject the call to lower the age of consent. Current age is in place to protect children and there are no plans to change it."
The deputy prime minister echoed No 10's statement, saying, "The age of consent has been a British law for generations in order to protect children."
A STRIP CLUB OWNER SPENT A LOT OF MONEY TO GET BACK AT HIS EX-WIFE
But it's cool, because he's "so over" her apparently
A Detroit strip club owner has spent a reported €5,190 to constantly flip the bird at his ex-wife.
Alan Markovitz, who lives next door to his ex-wife Lea Tuohy, installed a 12-foot-high bronze sculpture of a middle finger in his garden and pointed it towards her home.
Despite erecting the very expensive sculpture – which is spot-lit at night and dominates his backyard – Markovitz claims he is "so over" Tuohy.
This is merely the latest in a long list of controversies for Markovitz. In the past, he's been shot twice (once in the face), had a mob hit put out on him and been sued by exotic dancers.