Archive for February, 2014

Has Walmart Started Its Own Airline?

Posted in America, Britain, Europe, Germany, Insanity, Modern World, News, Obesity, Overweight, Travel with tags , , , , on 24/02/2014 by floroy1942

As you peruse the following pictures you can be forgiven for imagining the headline to be true.

Did You Say All Refills Are Free?

Did You Say All Refills Are Free?

Thank God For The Seat Belt Extensions

They Are Bought And Paid For, Why Shouldn’t I Show ‘Em Off?

Why Do I Always Get The Seat Next To Someone Like This?

Stewardess:” I have no idea where he’s flying to Captain. He hasn’t moved from that seat for the last Year.”

I…Er…. Sorry Words Fail Me!

I can hardly wait for Walmart to expand into rail and shipping.

Roy

Beware The Creeping Menace

Posted in America, Britain, Christianity, Europe, Immigration, Islamic Revolution, News, Religion, Sharia Law, USA with tags , , , on 23/02/2014 by floroy1942

If you are a non-Muslim this should scare the pants off of you, for it is a very real prediction of the future for Europe. This interview concerns the Belgian capitol Brussels, but beware, for the same is true in every European capital. Only a fool will ignore the warning here!

For every native European the prospect of Sharia Law would be frightening, if they even thought about it at all. Many will scoff at the idea and do nothing until it is too late.

Considering the rampant birthrate of Muslims compared to that of indigenous people, there is nothing to stop them taking over in some twenty or thirty years, for they will be the majority. The Muslim cause has indeed been strengthened by the decline of Christianity in countries like Britain, which is playing directly into their hands.

This is a serious threat to our future, and if no-one does anything about it you can be sure that after taking over Europe, the USA will be next. Don’t say you haven’t been warned.

Roy.

Another Scandal Of British Justice

Posted in Britain, England, Equality, Human Rights, Modern World, News, Police, Politics, Prison, UK with tags , , , , on 23/02/2014 by floroy1942
Killer On The Run

Killer On The Run

The sheer stupidity of the British Justice system amazes me in that it allows killers out on so-called ‘Day Release’. Now, yet another has absconded! I am talking about Paul Maxwell, sentenced to life in prison for the robbery and murder of 85 year-old pensioner Joe Smales of Wakefield. While the police do not consider him a danger to the public, this is not always true, for some have gone on to commit further murder or rape while on release.

Joe Smales lived in a cottage with his brother Bert when in 1998 they were set upon by Paul Maxwell and his brother Daniel Mansell. The two robbed them of £7,000 leaving Joe Smales and his brother gravely injured. Joe died from his injuries. Both Maxwell and Mansell were sentenced to life in prison in 1998.

An appeal launched in 1999 was overturned, but Maxwell was retried after the Court of Appeal overturned the original verdict in 2009. This was after a long investigation in which police irregularities with the star witness were uncovered.

Lee Wheeler - Killer On The Run

Lee Wheeler – Killer On The Run

At this time Maxwell wrote to the court confessing to the murder, and after giving him a life sentence, Judge Butterfield ordered that he serve a minimum of seventeen and a half years. His brother Mansell was released. That was four years ago.

So the big question is, what was he doing out on day release? It is a fact in British Law that very many prisoners with life sentences for heinous crimes are let out on day release. While many return back to jail as ordered, there are many who do not. Many of these are hardened killers, some of children, so why should they be given this privilege?

In the last three years a total of thirty seven killers and rapists have escaped custody while on day release. This is ridiculous, and still the practice goes on. The cost of recapturing these people is costing huge amounts of tax payer money, and all because someone decided we should give these animals a day out on the town.

Alan Giles - Killer On The Run

Alan Giles – Killer On The Run

The scheme was first introduced for prisoners nearing the end of their sentence in an effort to prepare them for reintegration into society. So why are killers and rapists with a life sentence being given this privilege?

There can be little doubt that today’s justice system is as soft as a baby’s belly, and getting worse. In the last twenty years or so the ‘Do-Gooders’ and Human Rights crowd have taken over and it is now hardly any punishment at all to be incarcerated. One thing you can be sure of, they have never personally been on the receiving end of violence or rape for if they had they would not be so ‘high and mighty’!

It is way past time we had a complete overhaul of the legal system in this country, and punishment became punishment once again instead of a stay in a five star hotel. Bring back prison uniforms and do away with prisoners being allowed to wear ordinary street clothes. Should they escape custody they will be far easier to track down instead of just disappearing into the crowd.

The Scales Of Justice - Loaded In Favour Of The Criminal

The Scales Of Justice – Loaded In Favour Of The Criminal

Compared with fifty or sixty years ago, when punishment was real, life for the modern criminal is a breeze. Our justice system has become a laughing stock, all in the name of ‘humanity’ and ‘human rights’! I have to ask; What of the human rights of the victims and their families?

Roy.

The Magic Of Yellowstone

Posted in America, Conservation, Environment, Forests, Modern World, Nature, News, USA with tags , on 21/02/2014 by floroy1942

It’s amazing how a small, seemingly insignificant thing can change the path taken by Mother Nature. I saw this amazing video and thought I would share it with you. It concerns the changes that have occurred in Yellowstone Park in the USA since wolves were re-introduced. Far from decimating the park wildlife, they have redressed the balance which has had an amazing consequence. It is worth watching just for the photography, but don’t forget the story-line.

I hope you enjoyed watching the wonders of nature at work. Perhaps there is a lesson here for other parts of the world.

Roy.

What CAN the UN Do About North Korea?

Posted in America, Britain, Europe, Human Rights, News, North Korea, Nuclear Weapons, Politics, Security Council, United Nations with tags , , , on 18/02/2014 by floroy1942

I read with interest an article about human rights abuses in North Korea from the United Nations Human Rights Council.  I have to ask, what do they hope to achieve by this? The whole world has known about these abuses for fifty years and no-one has done anything about it. In fact, short of invading the country there is not much they can do.

Clap For Me Or You Die

Clap For Me Or You Die

North Korea has for all of its existence been closed to the rest of the world and will never change that policy, for that is the only way the likes of Kim Jong-un and his cronies can stay in power. It is utterly pointless for the UNHRC to bleat about the atrocities and say they want to take it to the Court of Human Rights, for it will avail them nothing. Kim and his henchmen know full well that to allow any foreign interference in their affairs will mean the whole system will collapse.

Michael Kirby, Chairman Of The Independent Commission of Inquiry

Michael Kirby, Chairman Of The Independent Commission of Inquiry

Michael Kirby, chairman of the independent Commission of Inquiry said, “There will be no excusing of failure of action because we didn’t know. Too many times in this building there are reports and no action. Well this is a time for action.” I for one would like to know what action he thinks the international community can take in this situation.

The North Korean Missile Capability

The North Korean Missile Capability

I doubt very much if Kim will yield to sanctions for they have not had any affect in the past. One important thing Mr Kirby should not forget is that North Korea has nuclear weapons and long range missiles. He threatened to use them last year but as we all know this turned out to be a bluff. But who is to say that given sufficient provocation he will not use them for real. The man is certainly unstable enough. Such a man will do anything to hang on to power, even if it means going to war. He may well be crazy enough to think that, if I must go down I will take the country with me. When all is said and done he would not be the first.

Staving North Korean Woman

Staving North Korean Woman

The UN has for years been filled with empty rhetoric that has achieved nothing, and in my opinion, this is no different. When you think about it, even if all the world’s nations united behind the proposal, what could they do short of invading North Korea. Neither Kim nor his followers will take one iota of interest in a plan that wants to put him on trial for crimes against humanity. This also means just about every member of the government would be beside him in the dock for they are all just as guilty.

Very Few Photos Have Reached the West Of Conditions Inside NK Prisons.

Very Few Photos Have Reached the West Of Conditions Inside NK Prisons.

The UN Report is quoted as saying: “These are not mere excesses of the state; they are essential components of a political system that has moved far from the ideals on which it claims to be founded.” The UN “must ensure that those most responsible for the crimes against humanity” are held accountable, through a referral to the International Criminal Court, or a UN tribunal. As you would expect, those in control in the country deny all knowledge and refute the finding of the report. In answer to the charge they said: “The DPRK [North Korea] once again makes it clear that the ‘human rights violations’ mentioned in the so-called ‘report’ do not exist in our country.”

Those Caught Trying To Flee Are Summarily Shot

Those Caught Trying To Flee Are Summarily Shot

It cannot be denied that the North Korean people have lived with great pain and suffering their whole lives. One false word would see you dragged off to the labour camps where you would be tortured and worked to death all for the good of the state. The torture many have suffered in the camps goes far beyond anything you can imagine, for we as civilized beings would never contemplate some of the things that are everyday practice there.

Hero Worship Of Kim Jong-un

Hero Worship Of Kim Jong-un

One of the major problems is that Pyong Yang has the full backing of China as a fellow communist state. Any proposals put forward by the Council would most likely be vetoed by China, so the chances of reaching any farseeing action against North Korea would be nipped in the bud before it got started.

UNWhilst being fully behind this noble idea, for somehow the NK Regime must be brought to an end, taking everything into account I find this to be a storm in a teacup that will lie buried and forgotten within a few months, just like so many other UN reports. The UN is not called the ‘toothless tiger’ for nothing.

Roy.

The Hidden Menace In Today’s Society

Posted in America, Britain, Child Discipline, Children, England, Health, News, Parenting, Teens, UK with tags , , , , on 10/02/2014 by floroy1942

Disco’s, pubs, parties, we all enjoy a great night out don’t we? Its great to be able to listen to your favourite music while on the bus or in the car on the way home, and we all thank the guy who invented the mobile. Let’s face it, life without music would be pretty boring, right? It does not matter what your music taste is, we all need something to distract us from the worries and problems we face in the turbulent lives we lead today.

A Great Night Out But.....

A Great Night Out But…..

The young people of today love a night out at the local disco, and those a little older enjoy an evening at the local pub with perhaps a group playing in the lounge. It sounds like good fun, but therein lies a hidden menace. Ever had a ‘boom boom’ car pass you by on the street? Young people in the car with the music so loud you can hear the boom of the drum from half a kilometer away.

Ever since the rise of pop music, groups, D.J’s and disco’s seem to think that the only way to play music is at maximum volume. Let me put a question to you:- How many times have you been to a disco where the music is so loud you can’t hear yourself think? In some places the walls vibrate because it is so loud. The sad thing is, being young and carefree, no-one thinks of the problems they will experience later in life because of this addiction to loud music.

Too Loud?

Too Loud?

It has got to the stage today where loud has become so normal, that if someone passes you on the street listening to music on their mobile through ear pieces, you can hear it from two metres away. It has to be LOUD because that is what they are used to. While the senses may love it, one part of the body is literally cringing. By that of course I mean the ears.

It has been proven that as many as two thirds of people attending a disco, pub, party or gig have ringing in the ears when they leave. This is a danger sign. According to the survey carried out by the campaign group Action on Hearing Loss as many as a third of people ignore the safe listening levels on their music players.

Sounds Great, But Too Loud And You Will Be Sorry

Sounds Great, But Too Loud And You Will Be Sorry

Its surprising how long people listen to music these days. According to the survey, about a half of those polled listen to music from one to six hours a day. Several hours a day listening to music at high volume will mean only one thing eventually -Tinnitus.

Tinnitus can take many forms, beginning with a slight buzzing in the ears it can develop to an overwhelming cacophony of noise in your head that you can do nothing about. In some cases people have been driven to suicide after months of loud noises in their head. It can affect your concentration and even prevent sleep.

What is also amazing in this survey is that one in ten did not even know what tinnitus is, with 3% thinking it was ‘big ears’ and 4% said ‘a repetitive strain injury’. I can tell you that when you get it, you will certainly know what it is.

It Can Be Dangerous

It Can Be Dangerous

Sadly, it is impossible to educate people, especially teenagers, into the dangers of loud music because the resultant problems are too far away in the future for them to contemplate. It will only be when they get to middle-age or older that real tinnitus will manifest itself, and by then its too late. Another disturbing factor is a loss of hearing. Meaning in effect that you can become partially deaf as the damage to your ears accelerates.

Lightning Flight Line

Lightning Flight Line

I know all about this problem for I have had it. I spent a total of 37 years working on aircraft, and in my younger days didn’t worry if I forgot my ear defenders when entering the flight line. When necessary I just put my fingers in my ears, but the trouble is you cannot work like that. Walking or working on the flight line with jet engines running as aircraft maneuvered just a few feet away, or took off and landed was something I never worried about at the time. But I came regret my stupidity in later years.

Tinnitus Is Not Something You Want

Tinnitus Is Not Something You Want

When I got to my middle fifties I began getting a faint ringing in my ears that did not stop for many hours. A few years later it became like a flock of birds all twittering loudly at the same time. Now that I am retired I do not get it as often, but I am 60% deaf in my right ear and 25% on my left side. Mine was never a really bad case, but I drive my wife crazy sometimes when I ask, “What did you say?” I know people who have had it so bad they sometimes cannot sleep at night for the noise is loud and there 24/7.

You Could End Up With One Of These

You Could End Up With One Of These

We all think we can be stupid when we are young because old age is so far away, but when tinnitus strikes you certainly regret your youthful stupidity. Time perhaps for the younger generation to start thinking of taking ear plugs with them when they go to the disco, and to turn down the volume on the car radio and mobile. When all is said and done, it is up to the parents to guide their offspring in this area by making them aware of the dangers.

Roy.

We Do Have Some Barmy Politicians!

Posted in Britain, Children, England, Liberal Party, News, Parenting, Parliament, Politics, UK with tags , , , on 08/02/2014 by floroy1942

I couldn’t believe what I was reading when an article appeared about Lib. Dem. MP Jenny Willott complaining that girls are scarred for life by the tradition of: “Pink for girls and blue for boys”.

Our Lib Dem Equality Minister

Our Lib Dem Equality Minister

She told Parliament that this idea “hampers girls at school and holds women back in the workplace” Where on earth did she get that load of bunkum? According to her, the ‘(en)gendering’ of toys, i.e. dolls for girls and cars for boys, “instructs children on how they are supposed to feel and behave”.  She is quoted as saying, “It is not fair to make little girls feel that they should not be kicking footballs or building with Lego, and it is equally unfair to make little boys feel ashamed of playing netball or of pushing a doll along in a pushchair,”

Girls Only

Girls Only

In her opinion, ‘a girl growing up with dolls will never have the opportunity to find out if they could be an engineer in adult life, and conversely, a boy who does not have a sewing kit will never know if he could be a great designer.’ What a load of rubbish. So I suppose according to her theory, all the world’s great male designers spent their growing years playing with sewing kits!

According to this crazy woman, (I hesitate to use the word politician):  “It is a really important issue and it’s fundamentally important to our economy as well, it’s not just a side issue as I think it sometimes can be portrayed. It is a really important one to the future economy of this country.”

Oh! So now the economy of the nation is in jeopardy because little girls play with dolls and little boys kick a football. I am sorry Ma’am but you are a raving lunatic.

Boys Only

Boys Only

There are bitter complaints by feminists about the toy manufacturers who ‘gender’ toys in advertisements, complaining that for example, Meccano  sets are aimed at boys who will later all become engineers while the girls will not have a chance because they play with doll’s.

What she fails to realize is that no child of three, four or even eight has any idea what they will do when they become an adult. That is the furthest thing from their minds. No girl child of five is going to think, ‘Oh! I have to be a nursery school teacher because mummy keeps buying me dolls!’ No boy will think at such an age, ‘I am going to be an engineer because daddy bought me a Meccano set!’

It is not until much later in their young lives that any child develops an idea of what profession they wish to follow. With the state of the job market these days, for many you take what you can get so choice doesn’t really come into it.

Women Engineers Are Not As Rare As You Think!

Women Engineers Are Not As Rare As You Think!

With the  gender equality achieved by women at the moment, there is little to stop any woman from becoming an engineer or a male from being a dress designer. Regarding the latter, most of the world’s top designers are men, and I’m sure they didn’t all get sewing kits as children. The crux of the matter is always: ‘Do you have the qualifications and are you good enough at your job.

What Is The Fuss About? We have 'Gay' Dolls For Boy's These Days!

What Is The Fuss About? We have ‘Gay’ Dolls For Boy’s These Days!

When I say this, I am not denying that there is still some bias in the world, but if a woman clearly has better qualifications than a man she has a good chance of getting the job. There are some jobs that are traditionally reserved for men like working in a coal mine or on the shop floor of steel mills. This has nothing to do with gender, but more to do with the fact the work is extremely arduous and requires levels of strength that women do not possess.

I just cannot believe that our politicians would waste time debating such a stupid topic, and it makes me wonder if this woman is fit for the job she has been given by those who voted for her. Mind you, if asked she would probably put it all down to the fact that she only ever got dolls to play with as a child.

Roy.

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