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    Just wanted to let everyone know that the website has sorted out the Paypal problem. They are using a different payment system called TipIt and it is much easier and simpler than Paypal too. You can also make a direct deposit or internet transfer of funds into their bank account. Lots of people are lining up to donate. They really want to see this guy get his just deserts. :damnmate: :thefinger:
    "I think it would be a good idea." Mahatma Gandhi, when asked what he thought of Western civilization.

    The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point is to change it.
    Karl Marx.

    "Well, he would, wouldn't he?" Mandy Rice-Davies, 1963, replied Ms Rice Davies when the prosecuting counsel pointed out that Lord Astor denied an affair or having even met her.

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    Hold on all. Only 25% of the donations received will be paid to the first citizen attempting arrest. What happens to the remaining 75%? I have no idea and this question is not addressed on the website. So I have asked Monbiot in an email to answer. I'll let you know the outcome when I receive a reply.

    Meanwhile, the practical question I have is how can anyone conduct a citizens arrest? As a former Prime Minister - and un-arrested War Criminal - Bliar has bodyguards day and night. No one is going to be allowed to get close to him. And if that means physically stopping someone with force -- even excessive force -- that is what will happen.

    In any event I'm happy to donate some money in principle once I know what Monbiot intends to do with the bulk of the money donated, and providing it is intended to slip into his back pocket.
    The shadow is a moral problem that challenges the whole ego-personality, for no one can become conscious of the shadow without considerable moral effort. To become conscious of it involves recognizing the dark aspects of the personality as present and real. This act is the essential condition for any kind of self-knowledge.
    Carl Jung - Aion (1951). CW 9, Part II: P.14

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Guyatt View Post
    Hold on all. Only 25% of the donations received will be paid to the first citizen attempting arrest. What happens to the remaining 75%? I have no idea and this question is not addressed on the website. So I have asked Monbiot in an email to answer. I'll let you know the outcome when I receive a reply.

    Meanwhile, the practical question I have is how can anyone conduct a citizens arrest? As a former Prime Minister - and un-arrested War Criminal - Bliar has bodyguards day and night. No one is going to be allowed to get close to him. And if that means physically stopping someone with force -- even excessive force -- that is what will happen.

    In any event I'm happy to donate some money in principle once I know what Monbiot intends to do with the bulk of the money donated, and providing it is intended to slip into his back pocket.
    I'm sure there will be a taker or two somewhere. Perhaps a waiter or chamber maid or escort at a 4 star hotel he stays at ready to quit their job and go back packing for a few years. A chauffeur? Some poor sod that ends up in one of his photo ops? A grieving parent of one of the fallen in Iraq at some function he attends?

    As for the amount I think they are betting on more than one pay out. Any left over goes to some charity. I can't seem to find it in the page now but I did read some thing like that.
    Edit: I found it
    If, beyond 31st December 2010, a bounty is claimed when the total fund has fallen below 500, the successful claimant will take the whole pot, which we will then seek to replenish. The fund will remain open for as long as Mr Blair lives, or until he is officially prosecuted. If it still contains money after his death or prosecution, the remainder will be donated to one or more organisations campaigning for international justice, or used to pursue other people responsible for the Iraq war. You will be welcome to nominate recipients.
    "I think it would be a good idea." Mahatma Gandhi, when asked what he thought of Western civilization.

    The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point is to change it.
    Karl Marx.

    "Well, he would, wouldn't he?" Mandy Rice-Davies, 1963, replied Ms Rice Davies when the prosecuting counsel pointed out that Lord Astor denied an affair or having even met her.

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    Thanks Magda. I'm far more comfortable with the idea of donating now.
    The shadow is a moral problem that challenges the whole ego-personality, for no one can become conscious of the shadow without considerable moral effort. To become conscious of it involves recognizing the dark aspects of the personality as present and real. This act is the essential condition for any kind of self-knowledge.
    Carl Jung - Aion (1951). CW 9, Part II: P.14

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    Wouldn't it be delicious if one of his bodyguards would do the citizen's arrest!...dream on....:marchmellow:
    If there is no struggle there is no progress. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.” - Frederick Douglass
    "Let me issue and control a nation's money and I care not who writes the laws. - Mayer Rothschild
    "Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience! People are obedient in the face of poverty, starvation, stupidity, war, and cruelty. Our problem is that grand thieves are running the country. That's our problem!" - Howard Zinn

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    Oh, I like that Peter. Let's hope that there is one ready to retire or live dangerously and wants 15 minutes of fame. :party::viking:
    "I think it would be a good idea." Mahatma Gandhi, when asked what he thought of Western civilization.

    The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point is to change it.
    Karl Marx.

    "Well, he would, wouldn't he?" Mandy Rice-Davies, 1963, replied Ms Rice Davies when the prosecuting counsel pointed out that Lord Astor denied an affair or having even met her.

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    Default Former Prime Minister Tony Blair subjected to citizen's arrest at top London restaurant

    Former Prime Minister Tony Blair subjected to citizen's arrest at top London restaurant Tramshed over 'war in Iraq'

    By Felicity Morse and Jonathan Owen – 20 January 2014
    One of the world’s most controversial political figures had an unlikely brush with reality on Friday, with Tony Blair subjected to a humiliating citizen’s arrest by a DJ working as a barman at trendy London eaterie the Tramshed.




    It appears Blair was caught off-guard during an intimate meal with family and friends. The former Prime Minister has been haunted for almost a decade by the legacy of what many term an illegal war which saw up to a million Iraqis die and the country left ravaged by rival militia groups.
    While Blair is used to facing protests wherever he goes, from high level conferences to book signings, he has never been ambushed in a social setting – until now.
    The restaurant, owned by Mark Hix and situated in Shoreditch, London, serves just two main courses – chicken and steak. Complete with Damien Hirst artworks and hipster clientele, it could not be more removed from Tony Blair’s past experiences of state banquets.
    DJ and aspiring producer Twiggy Garcia told Vice he had fantasised for years about ‘arresting’ Blair. He couldn’t believe his luck when he discovered he was in the very restaurant he was working. It was not a plan, he claimed on Monday but “something I have wanted to do for a few years. I had been waiting for the opportunity after seeing the website arrestblair.org and it just so happened that we were in the same place at the same time.”
    Mr Garcia recalls his “heart rate increased” when he discovered Blair’s “eerie presence” was in the building. He feared Blair’s security detail might have overheard him saying “should I citizen’s arrest him?”
    His motivation? “I believe Blair is responsible for the mass murder of Iraqi civilians after taking our country into an illegal war.”
    Mr Garcia recalls how he made his move. “He was sitting at the head of a table upstairs in the restaurant with about eight other people eating dinner. I think he was out with his family and a few friends.” He added: “I went over to him, put my hand on his shoulder and said: “Mr Blair, this is a citizen's arrest for a crime against peace, namely your decision to launch an unprovoked war against Iraq. I am inviting you to accompany me to a police station to answer the charge.”
    By all accounts, Blair turned on a typical ‘Teflon Tony’ performance, trying to engage the barman in a civilised debate over Syria. Mr Garcia says how the former Prime Minister “kept changing the subject and talking about Syria” and told him: “I think you should be more concerned about Syria, to be honest.” Mr Garcia was not impressed. “I didn’t expect him to start debating with me. I think he actually believed the lies that were coming out of his mouth.”
    But the barman’s time was running out. “One of his sons got up and went to get the plain clothes security from downstairs. I decided to get out of there sharpish...I quit my job there and then.”
    Speaking yesterday, Mr Garcia admitted: “I’m still in disbelief I got the opportunity to citizen’s arrest the former Prime Minister.”
    Perhaps unsurprisingly, Blair’s office tried to brush it off. In a statement, a spokesman for the former Prime Minister told The Independent: “There is nothing to report here apart from fact that Mr Blair did offer to discuss the issue – that offer was declined and the individual walked off. Nothing else happened. Everyone is fine and they had a great time at the restaurant.”
    Mr Garcia is the fifth person to have tried to bring the former Prime Minister to justice, at the prompting of the arrestblair.org website. He’s unlikely to be the last and was unrepentant on Monday night.
    “I hope that it will keep people from forgetting that he is a war criminal. I hope one day he faces his charges in The Hague. People seem to think that those laws only apply to Nazis and African warlords.”
    Arrestblair.org offers a bounty for those who arrest Tony Blair (or at least to get arrest attempts publicised). George Monbiot, who runs the site, told The Independent that Mr Garcia had submitted a claim for his share of the fund and they will review whether he will receive the £2150 over the next couple of days.
    http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/ne...-29933201.html
    "I think it would be a good idea." Mahatma Gandhi, when asked what he thought of Western civilization.

    The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point is to change it.
    Karl Marx.

    "Well, he would, wouldn't he?" Mandy Rice-Davies, 1963, replied Ms Rice Davies when the prosecuting counsel pointed out that Lord Astor denied an affair or having even met her.

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    Sweet bliss!

    Having his collar felt must be a really new experience for him.

    Let's hope it's simply s precursor to the real thing.
    The shadow is a moral problem that challenges the whole ego-personality, for no one can become conscious of the shadow without considerable moral effort. To become conscious of it involves recognizing the dark aspects of the personality as present and real. This act is the essential condition for any kind of self-knowledge.
    Carl Jung - Aion (1951). CW 9, Part II: P.14

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Guyatt View Post
    Sweet bliss!

    Having his collar felt must be a really new experience for him.

    Let's hope it's simply s precursor to the real thing.
    Couldn't happen to a nicer guy could it? Can't wait for the real thing to come and get him.
    "I think it would be a good idea." Mahatma Gandhi, when asked what he thought of Western civilization.

    The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point is to change it.
    Karl Marx.

    "Well, he would, wouldn't he?" Mandy Rice-Davies, 1963, replied Ms Rice Davies when the prosecuting counsel pointed out that Lord Astor denied an affair or having even met her.

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