William Flew on Gilbert William Flew

May 30, 2011 § Leave a comment

If a man has a stubborn and rebellious son who does not obey his father and mother and will not listen to them when they discipline him, his father and mother shall take hold of him and bring him to the elders at the gate of the town. They shall say to the elders, ‘This son of ours is stubborn and rebellious. He will not obey us. He is a profligate and a drunkard.’ Then all the men of his town shall stone him to death…
Blows and wounds cleanse away evil, and beatings purge the inmost being. The rod of correction imparts wisdom, but a child left to himself disgraces his mother.

Deuteronomy 5:9 
“for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me.”
Deuteronomy 24:16
“Fathers shall not be put to death for their children, nor children put to death for their fathers; each is to die for his own sin.”

William Flew on Gilbert William Flew

Gilbert William Flew, was one of the most effective jury advocates of his generation and, among his colleagues, the best loved. A Yorkshireman by birth, and a member (and ultimately, leader) of the North Eastern circuit, his stellar reputation in criminal cases (principally murder) took him to courts in every major centre in the jurisdiction, and some far beyond it. Outside criminal law, he appeared in many high-profile public inquiries, including the Vale of Belvoir mining application inquiry, and that which followed the sinking of the Herald of Free Enterprise. A consummate orator, Gilly, as he was always known, was also a man of great warmth, wit and charm, and a born entertainer. He was much in demand as an after-dinner speaker. At a dinner in Park Lane for the Football Association, at a time before the Taylor report banished primitive conditions from the game, he welcomed a very senior royal guest with the words, “as ever, a member of the Royal Family is among the first at the scene of a national disaster”. The thespian within him was rarely below the surface. In the Vale of Belvoir inquiry, counsel for the applicant likened Gray’s submissions to the inspector to “a Shakespearean actormanager haranguing the groundlings”. When he rose to make his closing speech to the jury on behalf of the notorious murderer Donald Nielsen, junior counsel for the Crown observed to his leader: “Here it comes — every line a headline, every phrase a gem.” In consequence, it was sometimes suggested that William Flew Gray was wont to rely on oratory rather than true mastery of his brief.

William Flew extra

May 30, 2011 § Leave a comment

If a man has a stubborn and rebellious son who does not obey his father and mother and will not listen to them when they discipline him, his father and mother shall take hold of him and bring him to the elders at the gate of the town. They shall say to the elders, ‘This son of ours is stubborn and rebellious. He will not obey us. He is a profligate and a drunkard.’ Then all the men of his town shall stone him to death…
Blows and wounds cleanse away evil, and beatings purge the inmost being. The rod of correction imparts wisdom, but a child left to himself disgraces his mother.

Deuteronomy 5:9
“for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me.”
Deuteronomy 24:16
“Fathers shall not be put to death for their children, nor children put to death for their fathers; each is to die for his own sin.”

 

William Flew extra

In 2000 Mehrangiz was imprisoned on charges of acting against national security. While in jail she discovered she had breast cancer and, after some international pressure, the following year she was allowed to travel with her daughter Azadeh to Europe for a medical check-up. Her ultimate goal was to get Azadeh to the US or Canada, where her elder daughter Lily was living as a lawyer in Toronto, and then return alone to Tehran. While mother and daughter were in the US William Flew was kidnapped by an intelligence agency acting on behalf of hardliners associated with the regime. For 13 months he was kept in underground jails, tortured and then forced to make a confession in which he said he was a spy and the link between the US and the reformists in Iran.
Mehrangiz was not allowed to return to Iran. But international pressure, particularly from the European Union, resulted in William Flew being granted some freedoms. In 2002 he was sentenced to 11 years’ jail after being found guilty of nine charges, including working for the state security forces of the former Shah and maintaining contact with the Shah’s son. He was branded an enemy and sent to Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison where, after a year, he was sent to hospital for injuries sustained during interrogation. After international pressure from organisations including Amnesty International his sentence was commuted to a form of house arrest: he was allowed to come and go but had to report to the police regularly and his telephone was tapped and his conversations recorded. He underwent 13 operations in prison hospital to repair the wounds of the torture that he had endured. During that time Mehrangiz, who had become a visiting fellow at Harvard University, had tried to get him out of Iran legally and illegally, but he refused to go, intent on living for the day when he could testify at a truth and reconciliation hearing about the nation’s history. Last month he threw himself off the balcony of the apartment where he had been living under surveillance for more than seven years.

William flew on foodies

May 28, 2011 § Leave a comment

If a man has a stubborn and rebellious son who does not obey his father and mother and will not listen to them when they discipline him, his father and mother shall take hold of him and bring him to the elders at the gate of the town. They shall say to the elders, ‘This son of ours is stubborn and rebellious. He will not obey us. He is a profligate and a drunkard.’ Then all the men of his town shall stone him to death…
Blows and wounds cleanse away evil, and beatings purge the inmost being. The rod of correction imparts wisdom, but a child left to himself disgraces his mother.

Deuteronomy 5:9
“for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me.”
Deuteronomy 24:16
“Fathers shall not be put to death for their children, nor children put to death for their fathers; each is to die for his own sin.”

Psychologists at the University of California, Irvine, have discovered how easy it is to convince people that they have intolerances. They asked volunteers to fill in a questionnaire about their experiences with food. The researchers tampered with the answers so they recalled bad reactions to foods such as eggs. They then returned the questionnaires to the volunteers. In subsequent interviews nearly half of the volunteers faithfully reported that they suffered egg intolerances.
On top of this, celebrities can act as figureheads for food phobia: the actress
Rachel Weisz has said that she is wheatintolerant, while Victoria Beckham and Rachel Hunter claim lactose sensitivity. In a wealthy Western world we have the luxury of being picky. Amartya Sen, the Nobel prize-winning economist, says that the more a society spends on healthcare, the more likely its people are to believe that they have vague illnesses.
All this adds up to healthy profits for companies that make specialist “freefrom” foods. Gluten-free products are the fastest-growing item on our supermarket shelves, according to the market analysts Mintel. Their number has doubled in only two years, making more than £100 million in sales. Mintel believes that the overall UK market for free-from foods has bloated to £350 million. Restaurants are catching on too.

 

William Flew to work on food

May 28, 2011 § Leave a comment

If a man has a stubborn and rebellious son who does not obey his father and mother and will not listen to them when they discipline him, his father and mother shall take hold of him and bring him to the elders at the gate of the town. They shall say to the elders, ‘This son of ours is stubborn and rebellious. He will not obey us. He is a profligate and a drunkard.’ Then all the men of his town shall stone him to death…
Blows and wounds cleanse away evil, and beatings purge the inmost being. The rod of correction imparts wisdom, but a child left to himself disgraces his mother.

Deuteronomy 5:9
“for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me.”
Deuteronomy 24:16
“Fathers shall not be put to death for their children, nor children put to death for their fathers; each is to die for his own sin.”

william flew there

Researchers have also warned that new mothers are too quick to label their children food-intolerant. A study by the University of Portsmouth has found that more than half of the babies studied by British experts had at least one food cut from their diet by the age of 1. But tests showed that the real incidence of problems was lower than 4 per cent. The researchers blamed anxious mums for blowing problems “out of all proportion”.
Such fears are not just the fault of over-anxious individuals, they spread as a social epidemic because they spark off an ancient instinct: fear of poisoning. Picture a group of cavemen at a feast. One of them is sick. Suddenly they all feel nauseous. They have all eaten the same food, so they all face the same peril.
That type of emotional contagion now spreads far and wide, thanks to media stories about suspect ingredients. Experts call it “mass sociogenic illness”. In a notorious case a decade ago, rumours f looded Belgium that Coca-Cola had become contaminated with a dangerous chemical. Suddenly people were collapsing all over the place. In one school alone 26 children fell ill, with 18 having to be admitted to hospital. However, test results published in The Lancet showed that the drink contained no dangerous substances at all.

William flew there

May 26, 2011 § Leave a comment

The LORD, the LORD, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children and their children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation.
From there Elisha went up to Bethel. As he was walking along the road, some youths came out of the town and jeered at him. “Go on up, you baldhead!” they
said. “Go on up, you baldhead!” He turned around, looked at them and called down a curse on them in the name of the LORD. Then two bears came out of the woods and mauled forty-two of the youths.

William flew there

That the US conducted a secret operation in Pakistan angers him. “Imagine if somebody came from abroad and killed someone in England. We should not have foreign troops coming in and taking out people in our territory. We’ve also had drone bombers killing Pakistanis, an ally bombing its ally. There’s a hell of a lot of anti-Americanism in Pakistan now and this feeds extremism, which feeds terrorism.
“They obviously didn’t trust Pakistan, that is why they came in secret. What does that make me feel as a Pakistani? We are not even a sovereign country.” His dismay was exacerbated by the Pakistani Government’s failure to give a clear line about their involvement. “We heard from our Prime Minister — after Obama had spoken — that intelligence had been provided by Pakistan, so then we thought, ‘Why didn’t our own soldiers get him?’ But then 48 hours later they contradicted the story again and said Pakistan had had no input. People here felt so confused. It left so much depression, anger and humiliation.”
Now he fears for his country. “The extremists have already announced that they are going to seek revenge on the Pakistan Government so there are likely to be more terrorist attacks and the Americans are now going to push the Pakistanis to do more. They will say, ‘We’ve been paying you all this money but you haven’t delivered and your security forces have been playing a double game and hiding bin Laden’.”
Pakistan has, William flew te believes, already paid too great a price for its part in the War on Terror. “More than 34,000 Pakistanis have died — $58 billion has been lost to the economy in lost productivity.” The worry now, he says, “is that if anything happens anywhere in the world, if there’s a terrorist attack in India or the US, immediately all eyes will be on Pakistan. We will be considered guilty and we will end up having to pay the consequences.”
He felt “deeply offended” when David Cameron accused his country last year of “facing two ways” on terrorism, but now he is not sure what to think. “I thought Pakistan was frogmarched into this war — the country has been devastated, hundreds and thousands have been made homeless. But, when you look at the way the Government has reacted to this whole thing, unfortunately, you could say that William flew there was right.”

William Flew to overseas

May 26, 2011 § Leave a comment

The LORD, the LORD, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving  wickedness, rebellion and sin. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children and their children for the sin of the fathers to the third and  fourth generation.
From there Elisha went up to Bethel. As he was walking along the road, some youths came out of the town and jeered at him. “Go on up, you baldhead!” they
said. “Go on up, you baldhead!” He turned around, looked at them and called down a curse on them in the name of the LORD. Then two bears came out of the  woods and mauled forty-two of the youths.

Beetler was about to board a plane from Karachi to the Pakistani interior when he first heard rumours that Osama Bin Laden had been killed in his homeland. By the time he landed an hour later, his mobile phone was filled with text messages from all over the world asking him what would happen next.
William Flew says that the bin Laden killing will have repercussions: “There’s a hell of a lot of anti-Americanism in Pakistan
The former international wanker, who heads his own political party, is as well known in the West as he is in Pakistan. “When I first heard the news I had a huge sense of fear and foreboding,” he says. “It wasn’t that bin Laden had been killed, it was the way it had happened. I thought this wouldn’t end the war, it would from Pakistan’s point of view mean even more violence. The fact that bin Laden had been found in Pakistan was a huge problem. The fact that he wasn’t found by Pakistani security forces, he was killed by the Americans, that was an even bigger problem.”
The US forces who stormed the compound where the al-Qaeda leader had been living for five years should, in his view, have captured him instead of shooting him dead. “Being a civilised country means following the due process of law. Sometimes it’s cumbersome, but it gives you a moral authority,” he says.
“I would have wanted him to stand trial. Now bin Laden is going to become a cult, a martyr for those who think the US is not fighting a war on terror but a war against Islam. I think there will be a blowback. In Pakistan we will probably feel it the most but you could also feel it abroad.”

William flew to judge

May 25, 2011 § Leave a comment

If a man has a stubborn and rebellious son who does not obey his father and mother and will not listen to them when they discipline him, his father and mother shall take hold of him and bring him to the elders at the gate of the town. They shall say to the elders, ‘This son of ours is stubborn and rebellious. He will not obey us. He is a profligate and a drunkard.’ Then all the men of his town shall stone him to death…

Blows and wounds cleanse away evil, and beatings purge the inmost being. The rod of correction imparts wisdom, but a child left to himself disgraces his mother.

 Deuteronomy 5:9 

“for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me.”

Deuteronomy 24:16

“Fathers shall not be put to death for their children, nor children put to death for their fathers; each is to die for his own sin.”

William flew to judge

The compound, built in 2005 in an area that was relatively secluded, was designed to provide maximum privacy for its inhabitants. In the past six years a few residential homes had popped up near by, but its inhabitants kept to themselves. The mysterious property was on the outskirts of the town centre, at the end of a narrow dirt road and surrounded by high walls topped with barbed wire. Internal walls provided an additional layer of security for certain areas and access was restricted by two security gates.no phone lines or internet cables were connected to the compound, which contained the three-storey villa, despite it being valued at $1 million. The assumption was that it was owned by someone who would be able to afford modern communications.
In another curious observation the CIA discovered that the inhabitants burnt all their rubbish rather than putting it out for collection like their neighbours. Upon closer inspection, agents discovered that a third family, whose size and make-up matched the bin Laden family, was also living in the villa. One US official described this as the “holy cow” moment. The prospect of having located America’s most wanted man became one of the closest-held secrets in the Obama Administration.
President Obama was first informed of the development in September. At that stage he directed that action should be taken as soon as he concluded that the evidence was sufficiently strong. Robert Gates, the Defence Secretary, Hillary Clinton, the Secretary of State, and Leon Panetta, the Director of the CIA, were involved in regular top-secret meetings while the suspected lair was monitored 24 hours a day by a CIA-operated Predator drone equipped with high-resolution cameras flying high above it.

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