Archive for December, 2013

How Low Can You Get!

Posted in Europe, Germany, Health, Human Rights, Justice, Modern World, News with tags , , , , , on 31/12/2013 by floroy1942

After a forced absence caused by a stay in hospital for a simple operation, I’m glad to say I am back and rarin’ to go. I was somewhat dumbfounded to read of an incident today concerning the tragic accident of Micheal Schumacher. It would appear from the news that a reporter tried to gain access to Schumachers’ hospital room dressed as a priest.

Where The Accident Happened

Where The Accident Happened

We all know that the press, and especially the paparazzi, are only one step above lawyers, who are surely the lowest form of life on Earth. To be honest, it still amazes me how low these creatures will to go to get a story.

Michael Schumacher  -  Still In A Coma.

Michael Schumacher – Still In A Coma.

During the News of the World scandal in the UK a while ago that brought to light the amount of phone-tapping that went on there just to get a scoop, one would imagine they could not get any lower, but today’s events prove otherwise.

I guess we should all be thankful that the imbecile was found out before he could take any photos of Michael, but it saddens me somewhat that he was only escorted from the building and not charged with something.

It just goes to highlight how some of us inhabiting this planet have absolutely no scruples whatsoever. Ah well! Roll on 2014, and let’s hope things will get better.

My best wishes to Micheal for a speedy recovery, and Happy New Year Everyone!

Roy.

People Still Don’t Believe In Climate Change

Posted in America, Atlantic, Britain, England, Environment, Modern World, News, UK, United Nations, USA with tags , , , on 07/12/2013 by floroy1942
Storm Surge

Storm Surge

Pictures in the Press and the TV news programmes have brought home once again the devastation caused by the weather. Britain and other North European countries only recently suffered hurricane force winds that caused a great amount of damage, and now it has happened again, breaking all previous records.

Philippines - whole towns destroyed.

Philippines – whole towns destroyed.

When Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines recently, it killed more than five thousand people and caused billions of dollars worth of destruction to the country. The devastation was so widespread that it took a long time before help could reach some areas. With its force and strength it broke all records. Surely anyone with even an iota of intelligence should come to the conclusion that these weather phenomena are not normal.

The Heartache In The Aftermath Of Katrina

The Heartache In The Aftermath Of Katrina

The global weather scientists have been warning us for years that such things were about to happen. Even after Hurricane Katrina struck the Atlantic coast of the USA in 2005, people brushed it off. However, the kind of weather currently being experienced by Britain at the moment is unheard of. Way back in the forties, fifties and sixties the most we ever got in bad weather was a gale, that once in while reached wind speeds of 40 or 50mph. But currently you can add another 100mph on top of that.

Co2 Levels By Year

Co2 Levels By Year

So what is happening to our weather. Well, scientists believe it is all to do with the massive amounts of CO2 we are pumping into the atmosphere. If you believe the scientists, and there is no reason not to,  the current unusual weather can be traced back to that fact. The CO2 is hanging in the atmosphere and stopping excess heat from dissipating. In effect, trapping it in the atmosphere.

The Rescue Services Still At Work

The Rescue Services Still At Work

There can be little doubt, to all but the most hardened sceptics, that the planet is warming up because of the increasing CO2 emissions world-wide.  The proof is clear in the massive melting of ice caps at the poles. Never before has so much ice melted at the north and south poles. The sea ice has all but disappeared in the north,  just like the glaciers. For those who care to look, the evidence is all around us but ‘oh how blind are they that cannot see’.

A Train Driver Braves The Weather

A Train Driver Braves The Weather

There has been one international climate conference after another. All countries were to agree on measures to reduce CO2 emissions in an effort to at least slow down the global warming. The politicians might just as well have gone for a picnic by the sea for all the good they have done. Half-hearted measures were approved, but no-one stuck to them. It was ‘business as usual’.

Factory Pollution In The USA

Factory Pollution In The USA

The biggest polluter on the planet is the USA, but following a close second and third are the emerging economies of China and India. Naturally, these last two countries are loath to stop their progress towards becoming a force in the world as their manufacturing base grows by the day. With people becoming more affluent, they start buying cars for example, which is adding a huge burden to our climate along with the factories. The number of cars on the road in China has quadrupled in recent years as more and more people can afford to buy them. While the western nations have done much to make cars cleaner, this has not yet reached the emerging markets.

Floods Met With Traditional Stoicism.

Floods Met With Traditional Stoicism.

Britain has for the past twenty years or so years experienced extreme flooding in parts of the country, but this is usually in areas where houses have been built on floodplains, i.e. low lying areas near rivers etc. The extreme flooding of towns and villages on the coast due to excessively high tides was until recently a rarity. In the latest storm to lash the English coastline, a storm surge of 5.8 metres  was recorded. That’s close to twenty feet! Its no wonder cliff-top houses have been washed into the sea. It was reported that the tidal surge was so great, it forced, and held, so much water in the harbour at Whitby Yorkshire, that all the harbour front houses and businesses were severely flooded. Forced into the harbour by the surge with no other way out, the water had nowhere else to go but over the quayside.

Storm Causes House To Collapse

Storm Causes House To Collapse

Naturally, we have had heavy storms in the past, but records show they have never been as severe as at present. Looking at the news, you have to wonder where it will all end, and how bad will it be next time. Of one thing I am certain, we have no choice but to get used to it.

Roy.

Islamic Contributions To Science

Posted in America, Arab, Britain, Europe, Islamic Revolution, Modern World, Muslim, News, UK, USA with tags , , , , on 01/12/2013 by floroy1942

Few people realise the amazing contribution Islam has made to science! It seems that some profound thinking has been going on in the dark shadows of the mosques in Islam.

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Try selling this one to the wife!

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Of course not, because how else can Muslim men get away with rape!

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Shame on modern scientists for leading the world astray on this issue!

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So that’s where earthquakes come from.

Having seen this I guess everyone can understand why the Islāmic contribution to the world of science is not general knowledge!

Roy.

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