LAD cyber bully revealed 

I notice that given LAD’s now boring and repetitive harassment, one of the pathetic cowards behind the website has decided to seek relevance by revealing himself under the laughable auspices of launching a ‘stand up show’. 
  
Let us not forget the innocent people LAD harassed and some of the vile, obnoxious, sectarian, defamatory and profanity laden comments that regularly flowed from the admins of their website. 

There are people such as myself who willingly put themselves into the public domain. In that regard the obsessed trolling from creeps- such as John Paul Whearty- is part and parcel of daily life. 

LAD, however, decided to trash the lives of many people whose only crime was to express their views on their own social media platform- ironically being brave enough to do so under their own name. 

Now that John Paul Whearty has confirmed what many of us have known for quite some time, and convicted woman beater Gary Kirby has already been outed, it is about time the other bearded ‘Lad’ admitted his complicity in what was little more than a NI21 inspired mask to allow cowards, woman beaters and insecure freaks to troll those brave enough to articulate their views using their own identity. 

I would encourage all, especially those in the loyalist community, to remember the campaign of hate this site orchestrated and not to allow this cyber troll to whitewash his actions or somehow present them as part of a moral crusade. 

Harassment, cyber bullying and trolling is not the mark of a group of virtuous crusaders, but rather a band of insecure social rejects whose purpose in life was found behind a keyboard. 

Given there are already legal actions being brought against LAD associates by Jim Wells, it is entirely possible that similar actions could now flow against John Paul Whearty, the self confessed ‘Lad’. 

There may also be criminal breaches of the law in terms of harassment and anyone who feels they have suffered at the hands of Mr Whearty and co. should refer the matter to the PSNI for further investigation. 
Finally, I hope that all will remember Mr Whearty for what he really is. A cyber bully and a coward that hid behind a mask to abuse others. 

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Education- It’s cool; Breaking the invisible barrier 

Tony Blair said very little of substance during his leadership of the Labour Party- but when he uttered the words “education, education, education”, he was absolutely correct. 

Countless academic reports have studied the educational underachievement of young Protestants, especially young Protestant boys. 

I attended school at Bangor Academy secondary school. It was, and is, a fantastic school. There is a wonderful mix of teachers with fresh ideas and approaches to the broadly defined term of ‘education’. 

I focus on Bangor Academy as an example because firstly it is the school I attended-therefore have some intimate knowledge of- and secondly because it is situated within my local community. 

The school recognises that education is defined far more broadly than the somewhat narrow, and traditional, academic definition. This is important because it provides opportunities for young people to explore all of their talents- whether that be academic, sporting or other. 

Situated within the home town of the DUP Education Minister, Bangor Academy should be held up as an example of a school trying to provide modern education and ensuring that the benefits of education are promoted within the community. 

It is by such positive promotion of education that real change can come about. Quite often there is a resistance to education within working class Protestant communities. The reason for this could be debated until kingdom come, but it is widely accepted that there is some form of invisible barrier that makes young Protestants believe that education isn’t something that should factor high on the priority list.

That is why it is essential that schools such as Bangor Academy, and others similar, reach out into the community and ensure the message that education is positive, is spread far beyond the school walls. 

When looking at secondary schools it is important the education authorities realise that some of their most positive results may not come in exam papers, but rather in slowly changing attitudes towards education within the wider communities from which many of their pupils come. 

Education is cool. Education is important and most importantly it provides the tools that you require to promote real change and improve yourself. 

I am not an expert on education, but I do know one thing; once you change your attitude towards education it can unlock intellectual potential that otherwise would have remained hidden behind the invisible barrier that many young Protestants believe is saying; “you are not good enough”. The fact is such an invisible barrier doesn’t exist in reality, it is a social barrier that is effective in reducing potential because more often than not young people chose to believe the myth. 

It’s time for young Protestants- or anyone else feeling educational isolation- to embrace education. It is time to realise that drinking until you fall over, taking drugs or engaging in anti-social behaviour isn’t positive or a measure of social standing. 

What is positive is educating yourself, empowering your community and leading real change in whatever chosen profession or field you decide to engage in. 

11 vital questions- #Nama scandal 

This past week has seen more Nama allegations substantiated in the mainstream media, by virtue of the excellent BBC Spotlight program by Mandy McCauley. 

This, once again, makes a mockery of the useful idiots unyielding defence of that “pillar of the establishment”- Mr Frank Cushnahan.

There are a number of questions that are relevant at this time. 

 Gareth Robinson worked as a lobbyist for Lagans, who benefited from Sammy Wilson’s political influence being exerted on Nama in relation to Millmount. Lagans have recently got the Millmount site after Paddy Kearney ran into financial difficulties. Ian Coulter also now works for Lagans.

1) Gareth Robinson was paid professional fees by Lagans. What for? 

B) Did Lagans make any cash payments to Gareth Robinson for his lobbying? 

C) Did any representative of Lagans meet with Sammy Wilson or Peter Robinson? 

2) Did Gareth Robinson, in his annual returns, make a declaration of cash payments he had received from John Miskelly? If not, why not? 

3) As a PR lobbyist, what was Gareth Robinson’s expertise in a financial deal involving property developers. What services did he provide? Or was Gareth Robinson’s role to act as a conduit for his father, Mr Peter Robinson, in selling political influence for cash?

4) Mr Paddy Kearney received extraordinarily strong political support from Peter Robinson. Did Mr Kearney- or his fixer Alan Mains- make any cash payments to Mr Cushnahan or Gareth Robinson or meet with either? 

5) The Miskelly tapes cover under the table cash payments totalling up to circa £700,000. Who else received these payments and for what ‘services’? 

6) Frank Cushnahan said Gareth Robinson was to be sorted out from “the other thing”. What other thing? Was this reference to the £7.5m fixers fee that was to be split 5 ways? Was Gareth acting as the conduit for his father Peter Robinson’s slice of the money? 

7) Was there more than one off shore account that held Nama fixer payments? An account in the name of the wife of one of the key players in the scandal perhaps? 

8) What was the next part of the tape after Frank Cushnahan received the £40k from John Miskelly? Was the £40k to be split between Frank Cushnahan and a prominent political figure? 

9) Frank Cushnahan was “up working behind the scenes” with Sammy Wilson. Did Frank Cushnahan have a Stormont access pass, if so what party gained this for Mr Cushnahan? 

10) Can Frank Cushnahan confirm that prior to moving to Grahams bookmakers, he held an office in a firm controlled by Mr Brendan McGinn, a key player in Fortress? Did Mr Cushnahan communicate with his colleague Mr McGinn, who worked for Fortress the under bidder, during the bidding process? 

11) Brendan McGinn- business associate of current Finance Minister and from whose office Frank Cushnahan previously worked- was paid a large fee for carrying out due diligence on Fortress’s Nama bid. What was this fee? Was it in the region of £800,000? 

The above 11 questions are just the tip of the ice berg. There are huge questions- with enormous political ramifications- for the current Finance Minister. These questions will be published 24 hours prior to his appearance at the DFP committee. 

Responding to petulant McGuinness- He can keep his trust 

“I take the comments by Martin McGuinness on BBC Talkback today as a huge compliment. I would have to seriously reconsider my political position if the day came when Sinn Fein were singing my praises.

” The petulant nature of the comments by McGuinness quite clearly display his anger at the fact his party has lost an MLA, a Cllr, a party worker and upwards of 18 party members; all the while Sinn Fein’s millionaire golden boy, the Finance Minister, remains under serious political pressure. 

” I intend to press on with seeking a public inquiry into Nama and exposing the corruption around it; as well as presenting some public questions for the Finance Minister pertaining to the Nama issue. 

“Sinn Fein, in my view, took their foot of the Nama pedal as a trade of to secure political breathing space over the IRA murder of Kevin McGuigan. 

” Sinn Fein now find themselves in the political slaughterhouse alongside Frank Cushnahan and the useful political idiots that colluded with him. Poetic justice.

” As for the Deputy First Minister, he can save his trust for his partners in Government.”

Red faces for the Nama colluders and useful idiots..

Red faces for the Nama colluders and the useful idiots…. 
  
Last nights Spotlight has, once again, vindicated my so called ‘pantomime’ DFP committee hearing appearance and the ‘tainted’ evidence. 

I am quite sure there are some with red faces this morning, not least the lackey’s that were blind to the bigger picture and got themselves all worked up in recent weeks writing illiterate ‘critiques’, skulking about with spray cans and exposing their own lack of political sense. Such fools! 

There will, however, be none more red faced this morning than Sammy Wilson; Frank Cushnahan’s useful idiot. Used by ‘£40k Frank’ to negotiate with the Irish Republic in order to drive the Nama price down for Peter Robinson’s golden circle.

This is, of course, the same silly Sammy Wilson that filled the airwaves in recent weeks waxing lyrical about anyone talking to Sinn Fein- the DUP’s partners in Government! 

Sammy Wilson and Peter Robinson, as part of a joint enterprise with upstanding citizen Frank Cushanahan, were working in collusion with the ‘grey mists of the Irish Republic’. Who is laughing now? 

Robinson’s ‘fixer’ Frank Cushnahan, who was sent to Nama by Sammy Wilson, even sought to ‘coach’ a potential DFP committee witness and a suspect in a police inquiry. 

After the fury of recent weeks, there really is rapidly shrinking and narrowing political ground on which to shield the Sammy Wilson Nama nominee, poor old Frank the fixer, the coacher and the £40k brown bag man!  

Such a shame that Sammy Wilson narrowed the political ground on which he could move- in relation to ‘coaching’- by virtue of his own mouth in recent weeks; he simply couldn’t help himself. He painted himself into a corner. 

The DUP- whilst still under Peter Robinson’s leadership- and Sinn Fein, had come to an agreement last year prior to Christmas. The DUP would lay off the continued existence of the IRA in return for Sinn Fein easing off on Nama. 

Ironically Robinson/Wilson- and those they colluded with in these corrupt dealings- now end up in the political slaughterhouse alongside Sinn Fein, for matters connected to the Nama scandal. Poetic justice some may say. 

Tonight’s Spotlight is the tip of the iceberg, there is much more to come. 

A full, independent public inquiry is required.