Archive for September, 2011

The Benefits For Foreigners Scandal

Posted in Benefits, Britain, Conservative Party, David Cameron, England, Europe, Government Spending, Human Rights, Immigrants, Liberal Party, Nick Clegg, Parliament, UK with tags , , , , on 30/09/2011 by floroy1942

When you think of government benefits like Children’s/Job Seekers Allowance, one would automatically think of looking after your own first, i.e. people who contribute to the system through taxes.

Benefit Britain - Welcome!

Unfortunately this is not always so, for apart from the previous Labour government opening the immigration doors to every Tom, Dick or Harry who wanted to take advantage of Britain’s generous system, we now have to contend with EU Commission meddling. Britain has, it seems, been criticised for not paying benefits to all EU nationals who cross our border!

Britain currently assesses EU nationals under the ‘Right to Reside’ policy which is not applied to British nationals. Obvious really!  According to Ian Duncan Smith, the Work and Pensions Secretary, the new rules being forced on Britain by the Commission would “mean the British taxpayer paying out over £2bn extra a year in benefits to people who have no connection to our country and who have never paid in a penny in tax.” To me this is scandelous!

Ian Duncan Smith

He continued:”As if this week’s decision was not bad enough, we are also fighting increasing demands for the UK to pay benefits to those who have long since moved abroad, and who may never have made more than a token contribution to UK society.” The logic of this would baffle anyone. Why should Britain pay benefits to someone who has left the country? It would seem that the idea of some nutcase in the EU, is anyone can come to Britain for a two week holiday and receive benefits for the rest of their life when they return home!

Employment minister Chris Grayling is quoted as saying: the move could “open our doors to benefit tourism”. To be honest, I think his statement is a few years late, because Labour did that years ago with the immigrants!

Keep Your Noses Out Of Britain!

Another disheartening factor is that Britain is being ‘hung out to dry’ by some ‘holier than thou’ individuals in the EU when Britain already has the largest benefits bill of any EU country! Try going to Romania, Hungary, Italy or Spain and get the level of benefits available in Britain, or for that matter any benefits! You will be told politely, at first, to remove yourself from the office by some individual with a wide smirk on his face while his companions roar with laughter in the background. Come to England and the first question is “How much do you want?” 

In my opinion, the government should tell the EU Commision to ‘go jump in the lake’ (I’m being polite) and ignore the whole stupid idea!

Roy.

The Children Are Dying

Posted in Atlantic, Britain, Children, England, Environment, Forests, Health, Human Rights, Oceans, Somaila, Spain, UK, UN, United Nations, USA with tags , , , , , , , , , on 26/09/2011 by floroy1942

Children are dying daily, and almost no-one notices. It is a sad fact that very little Press coverage is given to the human suffering in Africa, where hundreds of people are dying of hunger and disease.

It is not unusual for such occurences to be pushed from the front page of the newspapers by the attention-grabbing headlines about Libya, the Palestinian situation, and the economic crisis. These stories attract readers, while the problems in Africa have been going on for decades. The sad truth is, the story is just not newsworthy.

It does not detract however from the huge suffering encountered in so many African nations. While small children, and grown-ups, are dying by the hundreds every day on this strife-torn continent, the rest of the world looks on and says; “Oh Dear! What a shame! What’s happening in Libya?”

A Dying Child

Aid, such as basic foods and medicine, have for decades been pumped into various African States by well-meaning governments and aid organizations, but it doesn’t help very much. It has reached the stage where the populace live from hand-to-mouth, relying totally on the aid groups. With this attitude, there is little justification for the respective governments to take long-term measures to fix the problem once and for all time.

What Happens To Aid In Africa

Part of the problem is without doubt the massive corruption and theft of not only money, but aid goods also.

Given As Aid – But Sidetracked To The Local Market

Many corrupt politicians and officials have made themselves rich by siphoning off money from donations. It is an everyday sight in many North African towns to see sacks of aid grain for sale openly in the markets.

There is not much by way of a ‘self-help’ programme that will get water to the areas of drought and famine. Water is always scarce in Africa, but there must be ways of getting this precious commodity to the parched areas of the country.

European Oil Pipelines

We lay pipelines for thousands of miles to carry oil to those that need it, but to lay the equivalent for water seems quite impossible. Why? We have laid oil pipelines from  Russia to Western Europe with a distance in excess of 2,000kms, and yet Lake Turkana is only 700kms from central Southern Sudan, and Lake Victoria is just over 1,000kms! Surely, it must be possible to have pipelines carrying water from the great African lakes and rivers, or even desalinated water from the sea, to make these barren lands fertile once more. Once the ground is fit for purpose, it is necessary to plants huge areas of trees.

I can hear the question ‘why’ already.

Rain Forests Of The World

Think for a moment where the most rain falls annually on our planet. If you check your maps, you will find it is mostly in heavily forested areas such as the Amazon, African and Far East rain forests, which is why they are called ‘Rain Forests’. Trees have the ability to change weather patterns like nothing else on the planet. A century ago there were many trees in northern Africa, and the climate was more stable than it is now.

Britain has seen dramatic changes in weather patterns in the last fifty years, ever since huge swathes of woodland were removed to make room for crop growing. Even Romania on the other side of Europe suffers in the same way.

The Green Wall – An Environmental Group Plan

It is inescapable that much of the African problem has been caused by the people themselves. Their only source of fuel in these poor areas is wood, and over the last century, trees have slowly disappeared from the landscape, and now there is not a single one left. This is one of the reasons why the Sahara Desert is continually growing in size by an estimated 30 miles per year. It doesn’t sound much until you see how it has grown since the middle of the last century. Trees bind the soil together and prevent erosion, and in the long term, eventually ensure sufficient rainfall.

If the soil can be made fertile enough to support such growth again, turning back the clock and revitalising the near desert areas of Africa will, in many years time, bring back the rain.

I know it sounds simple, and I can hear many people scoffing at the idea from here, but take one example.

Senseless Destruction Of The Amazonian Forest

The Amazon Rain Forest was once the mightiest forest on the planet, until greedy men started chopping it down. Now, huge swathes of this important forest no longer exist, and what do we have? This year the area suffered its first drought! Drought in the Amazon Rain Forest is unheard of!

As a subsequence of this malicious attack, we have now made a major change to the weather patterns in the Atlantic, which in turn have affected the weather in the Caribbean, the USA and even Europe.

I Would Never Be A Sailor! An Atlantic Storm

It is impossible to say that the destruction of the rain forests is the only reason for these weather phenomenon, for the warming of the oceans has also played a part, but I think this is more the reason for the increase in hurricane and typhoon activity.

Rain Forest Cleared For A Palm Plantation

This whole scenario has been duplicated to a similar degree in Africa and the Far East. In places like Indonesia and Borneo, whole tracts of rain forest are being destroyed to make way for palm trees. So why you might ask, do they want to plant so many palm trees? Palm oil is used for the production of biofuels that are supposed to help save the planet! Now there’s an irony!

So now you may understand my drawing the conclusion that forests have a significant effect on the weather!

Of course, part of the problem is cost. The countries that need it are not in a position to finance such a venture, but then why should the rich nations of our planet, or the IMF, not foot the bill? Of course it will be expensive, and require huge investment by the rich nations, but is this not preferable to the African Continent continually draining money from the world economy for the next thousand years? For there is little doubt, the problem is only going to get worse!

Money Wasted On Aid?

I would hate to estimate how much money has been donated by individuals, charities and governments over the last forty years or so to help the poor of Africa, but you can imagine it must run into trillions of dollars. Would that money not have been better spent on a long-term solution, or are these same people willing to spend another trillion dollars in the future?

While poor, the people of Africa could sustain themselves if their land was fertile enough to produce the food they need. It is in this area that aid would be most useful.

Unless we can motivate the African people, and countries can come together to make their lands fertile again, they will never be able to get out of the abyss they currently find themselves trapped in.

Roy.

The Return Of The Neanderthal – Kid ‘Cage Fights’!

Posted in Britain, Child Abuse, Children, England, Insanity, Modern World, Parenting, Teen Violence, Teens, UK, USA with tags , , , , , on 23/09/2011 by floroy1942

I was to say the least, disgusted at the news that two children, one eight, and one nine, took part in a so-called Cage Fight in Preston Lancashire, England. The fight took place in front of a baying crowd of some 200 members of the Greenlands Labour Club on 10th September.

The Two Boys Fighting In A Cage

A video of the event was posted on-line, which led to many complaints, and shock among people who saw it. The police were notified, but have said today they could take no action because no laws had been broken. According to the latest reports, the local council will be looking into the matter, to decide if any of the licensing laws pertaining to the club had been abused.

The father of one of the boys said in an interview that he thought there was nothing wrong with it, and his son wanted to do it. When asked how he felt about it, the child answered; “it was exciting” and “it was fun”! The whole idea has been defended by those involved “because it got rid of aggression in young boys”. I have to ask what they think such an experience will do to their development, especially if it becomes a regular thing? It is intended by the organizers to hold another such event in about a months time.

No Protection

Many institutions, like The British Medical Association commented on the fact that neither boy wore any protective clothing like head protectors. Even the British Cage Fighting Association said it was totally against children participating in such a “sport”.

Video of boys fighting:

A Battered And Bruised Cage Fighter

To be honest, I fail to see how cage fighting in any form can be called a sport! It is, to say the least, barbaric, cruel, and totally out of keeping with today’s ‘civilized’ world. I just cannot see the attraction of watching two grown men, let alone children, beat the hell out of each other in a cage. The fight between the two children was toned down, according to the organizers, for no punching or kicking was allowed. When two men get in the cage however, anything goes!

Cobra/Mongoose Fight To The Death

We put fighting dogs and cockerels in a small space and make them fight, and in places like India they put a cobra and mongoose together, which are of course natural enemies, but surely we should not do the same with human beings, especially children as young as eight! But what disturbs me almost as much, is the blood lust of those watching cage fights. According to reports, these same bloodthirsty individuals were getting just as excited at the spectacle of two children fighting, one of whom ended up in tears!

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I am sorry, but it not the kind of spectacle I would expect to see today. We are supposed to have left this kind of activity behind in the Colosseum of Ancient Rome.

Roy.

Crunch Day For The Dale Farm Travellers

Posted in Benefits, Britain, Children, England, Environment, Europe, Human Rights, Justice, Parenting, Primary Education, Theft, UK with tags , , , , , on 18/09/2011 by floroy1942

Monday will be ‘crunch’ day for the illegal Irish travellers living at Dale Farm in Basildon. I have no doubt this evening will see a whole host of news people gathering at the site, waiting for the moment when the bailiffs from Basildon Council arrive with the eviction order.

Original Irish Travellers

Once the car carrying the men is spotted, all news crews will work themselves up into a frenzy and the ‘flash bulbs’ will be popping like crazy. The members of the bleeding hearts brigade will begin their chants of “Fascists” and “Racist” at the tops of their collective voices, not that the whole episode has anything to do with them. They just like an opportunity to shout insults at government and council workers going about their lawful duty, and of course, get their pictures in the papers.

Traveller? Try towing that place behind your truck!

This whole scenario is about a group of some 400 travellers who have taken over a piece of land that does not belong to them, and although they call themselves ‘travellers’, many have lived there for 10 years. The local council has been trying to evict them for a long time, but to no avail. Now it’s ‘crunch time’.

Ethnic Cleansing?

In my opinion, they are a blot on the landscape, because they seem to think they can pull over anywhere and set up home, and don’t give a damn about who owns the land. None of them pay taxes like normal people, because they are travellers, they seem to think they are exempt. Mostly, they survive by doing odd jobs in the neighbourhoods where they settle, but many still claim benefits!  With some groups, the crime rate suddenly goes up when they move in. For those who doubt the crime aspect, one of the leaders, Richard Sheridan, has twice been convicted of smuggling cigarettes and evading £9 million in customs duty.

 

Care For The Environment? Traveller Rubbish Tip

As for the environment, forget it! They seem to think they can turn any piece of land they take for their own into a rubbish tip, and when its full to overflowing, move on.

Yes You Will!

These people have tried every legal loophole against their eviction, at tax payers expense I might add, and it has all been for nothing, as each successive hearing has upheld the order. One woman is still hoping for a breakthrough using a medical problem as an excuse. They have also tried the ‘education of our children’ excuse because some 107 are enrolled at the local primary school. The school authorities say that most of them don’t turn up for school anyway. It is no wonder the majority of travellers are illiterate!

The council have ‘bent over backwards’ to solve the problem with these people, even offering them houses near the children’s school, all to no avail.

Expensive Homes In Ireland?

Nope! I think the eviction should go ahead, and they should be told politely to ‘sling their collective hook’ as it were. If they wish to settle down like normal folk, then let them live by normal standards and pay taxes like the rest of us!  Investigations have uncovered the fact that some of these people actually own large houses in Ireland. So the question is, why are they squatting illegally in England?

These people should be made aware that the ‘age of the traveller’ is long gone, and while a nomadic lifestyle may sound ‘idyllic’, it is these days anything but! Settle down people, pay taxes, and give your children the chance of a proper education. Your time is over! 

Roy.

Giant Balloon to Combat Climate Change?

Posted in Britain, England, Environment, Europe, Germany, Health, Modern World, UK, USA with tags , , , , , , , , , on 15/09/2011 by floroy1942

I was amazed to read a report on a project called, the “Stratospheric Particle Injection for Climate Engineering” or SPICE for short, that has scientists going ga ga at the moment (No! I do not mean the attention seeking pop singer).

How It Would Be Done

It would seem their plan is to introduce a helium-filled balloon into the atmosphere, and release particles that would reflect sunlight away from Earth, and thereby reduce global warming. The current feasibility test involves releasing a balloon that will reach a height of 1km with a hose attached. Through this hose, water will be pumped at a rate of 100 litres an hour to test the possibility of doing this at an altitude of 20km, though how they expect to vertically pump anything 20kms remains a mystery. I just hope the team members remember to bring umbrellas with them.

Mount Pinatubo 1991

The test is based on data gathered during the eruption of Mount Pinatubo in the Phillipines in 1991. As a result of this event, five cubic kilometres of volcanic ash and gas were released into the atmosphere which passed around the globe. The particles in the ash cloud reflected sunlight away from Earth causing a drop of some 0.5C degrees in global temperature for a short while. It is this phenomenon that the scientists wish to recreate.

The project is years away from fruition, if it ever gets off the ground, but some people are already worried by this experiment.

Our Precious Atmosphere

I have always believed that we ‘reap what we sow’, and to mess with nature to this extent could be disastrous. For many years, really since the dawn of the industrial age, we have meddled with our world, pumping ever increasing amounts of deadly cocktails into the atmosphere, caring little for the consequences. Part of the result that we are seeing now is the disastrous changes in world weather patterns. Such events as Hurricane Katrina, the tsunami in Japan, drought in Africa, and the major flooding in Pakistan along with vast areas of the Far East, will most probably become a regular event. All of which are a direct result of our uncaring attitude towards the planet we call home.

There have been many hair-brained schemes cooked up to combat the change in global temperatures, and I think this is one of them. Our only real chance of ‘getting things back to normal’, is to sort out ourselves, and more particularly our ‘life goals’ on this planet. Do we wish for all life on our world to be extinguished at some future date? Do we, the current generation even care? Do we really wish to pass on to our children a battle they cannot possibly win, or are we as a race, prepared to make the necessary sacrifices in our lifetime, to save our world for future generations. 

Oh Dear! That does sound dramatic, but let me put just one scenario to you.

A Lot Less Cars?

What if every family in the world were to reduce the number cars they had to just one, as it used to be? How many families in your street have two or more cars? As a ‘guesstimate’ on my part, maybe it could cut the number of vehicles on the world’s roads by half, if not more!!!  This one sacrifice would cut global warming by one helluva lot! The amount of Co2 being pumped into the atmosphere could be cut by trillions of tons!!!

Of course, it would mean major sacrifice for many people, and the car manufacturer’s would not be happy. In 2006 manufacturers produced 49,886,549 passenger cars. In 2009, even considering the economic slowdown, a total of 51,971,328 were produced in the US, Western Europe and Japan. When you add to that all the vehicles that already clog our roads, it adds up to a massive amount of Co2 being pumped into the atmosphere.

Industrial Emissions

Coupled with the savings in Co2, would come increased health, because we would not be poisoning the air we breathe in towns and cities across the world. Sure, there are other ways of  reducing carbon emissions, like industry, power generation and aircraft, and these areas must also not be forgotten. 

All these things combined could save our planet without having to mess with Mother Nature. For we can be sure, no matter what we do, like seeding the atmosphere, she will have the last word

Roy. 

The Perfect Answer To “Human Rights” Nutters!

Posted in Afghanistan, Al Quada, Arab, Britain, Conservative Party, David Cameron, England, Equality, Europe, Extradition, Human Rights, Immigrants, Insurgents, Islamic Revolution, Justice, Liberal Party, Muslim, Taliban, Terrorists, UK, USA with tags , , , on 13/09/2011 by floroy1942

It would seem the crackpots are everywhere today, usually disguised as Human Rights Groups and H.R. Lawyers, and don’t they just love to stick their nasty little fingers into every pie. Criminals are let off because going to jail infringes their human rights, terrorists are molly-coddled instead of being dished out with the same medicine they give to everyone else.

It makes right-minded people sick, and many wonder how to sort them out. In my e-mail today I received the following, and although its probably not true, it would seem like a pretty good way of sorting out these misfits who meddle in everyone elses affairs. Let them complain about prisoners rights, then let’s take the following action:

A lady Canadian libertarian wrote a lot of letters to the Government, complaining about the treatment of captive insurgents (terrorists) being held in Afghanistan’s national correctional system facilities.

She received back the following reply:

National  Defence Headquarters

M Gen George R. Pearkes Bldg,  15 NT

101, Colonel By Drive

Ottawa,ON K1A  0K2

Canada

Dear Concerned Citizen,

Thank you for your recent letter expressing your profound  concern of treatment of the Taliban and Al Qaeda terrorists captured by Canadian Forces – who were subsequently transferred to the Afghanistan Government and are currently being held by Afghan officials in Afghanistan’s National Correctional System facilities. Our administration takes these matters seriously and your opinions were heard loud and clear here in  Ottawa. You will be pleased to learn, thanks to  the concerns of citizens like yourself; we are creating a new department here at the Department of National Defence, to be called ‘Liberals Accept Responsibility for Killers’ program, or L.A.R.K. for short.

In accordance with the guidelines of this new program, we have decided to divert one terrorist and place him in your personal care. Your personal detainee has been selected and is scheduled for transportation under heavily armed guard to your residence in Toronto next Monday.

Ali Mohammed Ahmed bin Mahmud (you can just call him Ahmed) is to be cared for pursuant to the standards you personally demanded in your letter of complaint. It will likely be necessary for you to hire some assistant caretakers. We will conduct weekly inspections to ensure that your standards of care for Ahmed are commensurate with those you so strongly recommend in your letter. Although Ahmed is a sociopath and extremely violent, we hope that your sensitivity to what you described as his “attitudinal problem ” will help him overcome these character flaws. Perhaps you are correct in describing these problems as mere cultural differences.

We understand that you plan to offer counselling and home schooling. Your adopted terrorist is extremely proficient in hand-to-hand combat and can extinguish human life with such simple items as a pencil or nail clippers. We advise that you do not ask him to demonstrate these skills at your next yoga group.

He is also expert at making a wide variety of explosive devices from common household products, so you may wish to keep those items locked up, unless (in your opinion) this might offend him.

Ahmed will not wish to interact with you or your daughters (except sexually) since he views females as a subhuman form of property. This is a particularly sensitive subject for him and he has been known to show violent tendencies around women who fail to comply with the new dress code that he will recommend as more appropriate attire. I’m sure you will come to enjoy the anonymity offered by the burka over time. Just remember that it is all part of ‘respecting his culture and religious beliefs’ as described in your letter.

Thanks again for your concern. We truly appreciate it when folks like you keep us informed of the proper way to do our job, and care for our fellow man. You take good care of Ahmed – and remember we’ll be  watching.

Good luck and God Bless You.

Cordially,

Gordon O’Connor  – Minister of National Defense

Perhaps the Ministry of Defence would like to take this idea up! I for one would applaud!

My thanks to the anonymous writer.

Roy.

 

Britain Is Too Tolerant By Far!

Posted in Afghanistan, Al Quada, Arab, Britain, Christianity, David Cameron, Demonstration, England, Europe, Extradition, Free Speech, Government, Immigrants, Insurgents, Islamic Revolution, MP's, Muslim, Religion, Sharia Law, Taliban, Terrorists, UK, USA with tags , , , , on 11/09/2011 by floroy1942

Today, a day of world sadness when we remember those who died on September 11 2001, still the Muslim fanatics must have their voices heard.

During the one minute silence for the victims, held at the moment the first hi-jacked aircraft flew into the World Trade Centre, a group of Islamic militants were outside the US Embassy in London shouting their hatred and burning the US flag. What is more amazing, is that the police moved on a group of European Defence League (EDL) demonstrators to make room for the Muslims.

Burning The Flag

The militants were members of the Muslims Against Crusades (MAC) movement, responsible for many anti-British and anti-American demonstrations. Among their atrocious acts have been burning poppies on Remembrance Day, when this country remembers those who fought and died in two world wars to give them the freedom to do what they do, demonstrating and hurling insults at soldiers returning from Afghanistan, and doing the same in Wooten Basset at the funeral procession of those killed in action in Afghanistan.

Secret Past Of Prince William?

Prior to the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Moss, they voiced their intention to burn effigy’s of Kate outside Westminster Abbey. It didn’t happen, so I can only guess they changed their mind’s, or the police stepped in. It just makes me wonder how far this group wants to go in insulting everything British. The MAC website is full of anti-western propaganda and goes so far as to praise Muslim fighters.

The group was formed from the now banned Islam4UK that perpetrated similar acts in Britain, and Al Muhajiroun that was linked with terrorism.

Give The Bastards The Boot!

So why does the government not stamp down hard on these people and have them deported?

At A Funeral For Our Fallen

They come to live in Britain, probably on benefits, and do nothing but show their hatred for us and all we stand for. It is time Cameron and Co had them all arrested and deported back where they came from. No endless appeals – on the plane and  bye bye! Once far from our shores they can demonstrate as much as they like.

In the following clip are Muslims celebrating the life of Osama bin Laden, and who gets arrested by the police, you guessed it, British people protesting at the protesters. Proof enough that Muslims have more rights than the British population.

Don’t Upset The Muslims

During the time of the previous Labour government, these people were allowed to hold their demonstrations because Gordon Brown and his cronies were well into Muslim appeasement. You know:- “We don’t want to upset the Muslims!”

I sincerely hope we are not going to get more of the same tripe from the present government.

Roy.

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