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Twitter Fury Over Dave’s Selfie With Obama And A Flirty Dane: Backlash Over Leaders’ Picture At Mandela Memorial Service That Left Michelle VERY Unamused

Selfie: David Cameron and Barack Obama took a picture of themselves alongside Denmark's prime minister Helle Thorning Schmidt

This picture is priceless … Poor Michelle

” For the thousands of mourners inside Johannesburg’s FNB Stadium it was meant to be a fitting tribute to a ‘giant of history’.

  But while some reflected on the remarkable life of Nelson Mandela, some world leaders saw it as the perfect opportunity to grab a quick ‘selfie’ with their peers – prompting a backlash from web users accusing them of undermining the seriousness of the event.

  U.S. President Barack Obama, Prime Minister David Cameron and Danish leader Helle Thorning-Schmidt grinned as they cosied up for a quick picture at yesterday’s memorial service for the former South African president, prompting an outpouring of criticism.

  As the trio posed for the mobile phone snap, Obama’s wife Michelle sat alongside her husband looking somewhat stony faced.” 

 

 

Obama and the Danish Prime Minister share a joke during the memorial service as the First Lady looks on unimpressed

  And it seems that the frosty faced First Lady was so unimpressed with her husband’s behaviour that she eventually put an end to the fun.

  A photo sequence which later went viral online appears to show Michelle swapping seats to sit between Barack and Ms Thorning-Schmidt. “

President Barack Obama and Danish prime minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt talked closely to each other throughout the ceremony

It’s gonna be a cold night in the Obama suite

Go to the Daily Mail for dozens of photos and videos of the tribute to Mandela .

David Icke On The Rush To War with Syria 

Published on Jun 19, 2013

” David Icke on the real background to Syria, the ‘Arab Spring’ and the lies galore we are being told by Obama and Cameron.”

http://www.davidicke.com/headlines

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U.K.’s Cameron Loses Syria War Vote

 

” British Prime Minister David Cameron lost a vote endorsing military action against Syria by 13 votes Thursday, a stunning defeat for a government which had been poised to join the U.S. in strikes to punish Bashar Assad’s regime for an alleged chemical weapons attack this month.

Cameron’s nonbinding motion was defeated 285-272 and he conceded after the vote that “the British Parliament, reflecting the views of the British people, does not want to see British military action.” “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where In The World Have Tax Increases Made Things Better?

 

 

 

 ” The problem is it’s not true. Raising taxes only makes things worse. The vintage conservative nostrums about higher taxes reducing revenue and enervating economies still hold.

Look at Great Britain where former Prime Minister Gordon Brown pushed through a tax hike shortly before voters booted him in 2010. Wealthy earners saw their rate increase from 40% to 50%. The top rate for capital gains also shot up 10%.

The results have been catastrophic for Britain’s economy. In 2010, there were more than 16,000 people in Britain declaring income of 1 million pounds or more. With Brown’s new taxes, that number dropped to just 6,000 as the wealthy either left Britain or trimmed their income to avoid taxation. Earlier this year, under Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron, the government announced it would drop that rate from 50% to 45%. Since then, the number of residents declaring 1 million pound incomes is up to 10,000.

Higher tax rates lead to fewer millionaires; lower tax rates lead to more millionaires. It’s as clear an illustration as you’ll ever see. And far from increasing revenue, Brown’s tax burden actually cost the treasury 7 billion pounds. Britain’s economy has stalled since Conservatives took power, leading various Krugmanians to reflexively scream “AUSTERITY!” every time they hear an English accent. Britain’s recession is complicated but one of its real causes is surely “TAXES!” ”

 

 

Illustration By Gary Varvel