Archive for April, 2014

Does Your Child Take A Knife To School?

Posted in Britain, Child Discipline, Children, England, English Schools, News, Parenting, Primary Schools, Teen Violence, UK with tags , , , , on 29/04/2014 by floroy1942

It seems inconceivable that the British culture can so stoop to the levels where violence rules and our children are arming themselves to go to school. The number of knife and other crimes is rising steadily in the nations schools with children as young as eight being caught with an offensive weapon. A survey discovered that as many as 1000 children have been found  with weapons at school in the last three years.

Ready For School

Ready For School

These range from handguns, to air pistols, meat cleavers, axes, knives and even cutthroat razors. One child even had a taser, and you have to ask where did they get that from? From reports, many parents are complaining that schools do not do enough to stop the flow of weapons in the schools, but in my view, why should they? Those who are ultimately responsible for their child’s upbringing are the very ones who are complaining. What kind of parent allows a child to take a meat cleaver or an axe to school, let alone those with guns of various types. Their answer will be of course that they knew nothing about it, and then the big question comes: Why not?

It has been suggested that all schools have metal detectors placed at the entrances, which means we will eventually go down the same road as many schools in the USA. As a tax payer, are you prepared for the billions that would cost? The scary thing is that this survey does not cover the whole country for more than half of the police forces involved refused to release their figures. Forget not that the same situation exists in many colleges and universities in the country.

Young Girl's Also Carry Knives

Young Girl’s Also Carry Knives

You should ask yourself why children feel it necessary to take a weapon to school? The main answer is that all the other kids have one! But another over-driving factor is the fear that they may be attacked by another child. So where has all this hostility come from? We have bred a generation who refuse to obey all laws of decency and respect, simply because they were never taught to. In their world ‘it’s every teen/child for himself’. You may wonder where the violent streak in today’s teens has come from, well, you need look no further than the violent games they play on the computer for hours on end. Playing these games when not realizing they are just games often leads to a violent streak in children.

If parents had taken more time to teach their offspring how to behave, and to show respect for the laws of the land we would never have sunk so low. But as it is, many parents are more interested in being down the pub and the children can look after themselves. Many children stroll into the house at whatever time they feel like and nothing is said, no-one ever sits them down at an early age and teaches them right from wrong and how to behave. You can ask many parents at weekends, or of an evening, where their children are and they have no clue.

Killed By A Child In Her Own Classroom

Killed By A Child In Her Own Classroom

Just this week a teacher was stabbed to death by a pupil in front of the class. Anne McQuire, had served in the teaching profession for more than forty years and was due to retire in September of this year. She was much loved by those she taught, but that did not save her from a fifteen-year-old with a savage mentality. So how much further are we to go down this road.

This culture of violence has blossomed ever since uncaring parents passed on the upbringing of their children to child-minders and nursery’s, expecting them to do their job for them. Few children today have a proper upbringing because many parents do not take the trouble to teach their children right from wrong. And please Ladies, don’t give me that old excuse; “I have to go to work!” That is part of the problem, children coming home from school to an empty house with no supervision of their activities at all. Many parents today are happy if the child is watching TV or playing computer games because at least they are quiet and out from underfoot.

Young Thugs

Young Thugs

These days the newspapers are always full of children as young as eleven committing murder, especially of old folk during an attempted robbery. Because of the current laws they rarely get a proper sentence because of their age. We are breeding a generation of young thugs in many parts of the country, and one thing is certain, without someone putting a stop to it life will be hell in ten years time. Since the seventies, violent crime, even that involving children, has spiraled through the roof compared to fifty years ago. You can forget the government’s crime statistics as so much propaganda because it does not seem to include child crime which has been on the rise during the past ten years.  Do not forget, when children think they can get away with something they will go for the whole nine yards. It is time parents started taking responsibility themselves for the upbringing of their children instead of passing it on to others.

Roy.

Compensation Madness

Posted in Britain, England, Equality, European Union, Human Rights, Justice, Modern World, News, Prison, UK with tags , , , , on 28/04/2014 by floroy1942

About three weeks ago I wrote of a compensation scandal that defies description, that of a serial killer who was beaten up by fellow inmates in prison and received £4,500 in compensation because “the prison guards failed in their duty to protect him”. Now the judicial system is at again with another outrageous compensation payout.

Face Of A Triple Killer

Face Of A Triple Killer

This one concerns a triple killer who demanded, and received, £800 in compensation because some of his belongings were lost or broken while being transferred to another prison and it had left him ‘severely stressed‘ (Oh Yea!). These items included nose-hair clippers, an alarm clock, a carton of cranberry juice (now that’s bound to stress anyone out), protein powder and toiletries. District Judge Neil Hickman said there had been a “somewhat cavalier disregard for Mr Thakrar’s rights and for his property”.

Thakrar was jailed for three life sentences for the callous murder of three drug dealers and two counts of attempted murder. In march 2010, while in Frankland Prison in County Durham, he maimed three prison guards with a broken bottle but managed to get away with it. It did however facilitate his move to Woodhill Prison in Milton Keynes during which the items were lost or broken. To be honest, I just cannot see the logic in some compensation payouts, especially to prisoners in jail for heinous crimes.

Whiplash Trickster

It is a well known fact that Britain has become a compensation culture where many are out to get whatever they can from the system by making outrageous claims. One of the most prolific is claims for ‘whiplash’. This fact is recognized by every insurance company in the country.

Whiplash Map

Whiplash Map

You touch the back of someone’s car with your own and before you know it they are climbing out holding their neck crying ‘whiplash’. Another long established problem with Britain today is the ‘ambulance chasers’, those compensation lawyers who will follow an ambulance to hospital in an effort to get the victim to file compensation charges.

How this problem is going to be solved I have no idea, but perhaps getting out from under the yoke of the European Justice system might help, and then we can get back to the tried and tested system of English Justice.

Roy.

A New Twist In The al Quada Terror Campaign

Posted in Afghanistan, Al Quada, America, Arab, Britain, Europe, Insurgents, Islamic Revolution, News, Terrorism with tags , , , , on 26/04/2014 by floroy1942

Many hoped that with the death of Bin Laden the terror organization would lose its power, but unfortunately that did not happen, for a new leader was appointed. The group has grown in strength and changed tactics from terror bombing in western countries to a more subtle approach. Anyone who follows the news will know they are involved in the uprisings in many Middle East countries in the so-called ‘Arab Spring’, Syria being a prime example.

The al Quada Leader

The al Quada Leader

Now it seems they have turned to yet another tactic that can have serious consequences for travellers.  Al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri has now called on Muslims everywhere to kidnap foreigners, especially Americans, in order to exchange them for terrorist prisoners in jail. This must of course be treated with careful consideration for it indicates that any foreign tourist or businessman could be a target for Muslim extremists. He seems intent on freeing a blind Egyptian cleric convicted in 1995 of conspiring to attack the United Nations and other New York landmarks.

In an audio interview he said, “I ask Allah the Glorious to help us set free Dr. Omar Abdel-Rahman and the rest of the captive Muslims, and I ask Allah to help us capture from among the Americans and the Westerners to enable us to exchange them for our captives.” Abdel-Rahman is serving a life term in the United States for a 1993 attack on New York’s World Trade Center.

Tourists, An al Quada Target?

Tourists, An al Quada Target?

This shift in policy puts a great many people in danger, and it is distinctly possible that in the months to come governments will find themselves dealing with a hostage situation. How governments will react to this is anyone’s guess. There can be no doubt that to release some of the jihadists currently in custody would pose more problems in the future. Once free they will be able to continue their ‘crusade’ against the west.

Naturally it would be easier to cut off the head of this particular snake, but as we have learned from the Bin Laden experience, the snake just grows another head. Part of the problem is that it takes so long to locate these people before action can be taken. Once located, drones have proven very capable of killing them, but we have to find them first.

American Muslims

American Muslims

The great majority of Muslims living in western countries are quite prepared to live in peace with their new hosts, but there is always the fringe who are out to cause trouble and work with the jihadists. These people make it a way of life to persuade normal peace-loving Muslims to take up the cause of Allah in the name of al Quada and like organizations.

This fact has been born out by the number of Western European youth who have been persuaded to join the fight in Syria by radical priests and jihadist internet sites. Many are being selected to carry on the fight when they get back to their home country, and have been taught how to make suicide vests and car bombs.

Kenya Atrocity

Kenya Atrocity

As we now know, this ‘Holy War’ has spread across the planet to many countries in the Far East and Africa. Some countries like Kenya are being hit hard by extremists who are intent on gaining control of a country so they can further their cause. In my view, this is the reason behind the Arab Spring, although in most Middle East countries like Algeria and Egypt they have failed to gain control.

In Syria the in-fighting between the various groups has done nothing to help the cause, therefore al-Zawahiri is calling on the groups to unite. He said, “The Ummah (Muslim world) must support this jihad with all that it can, and the mujahideen (Islamist militants) must unite around the word of Tawhid (unity).” He went on to say, “So everyone should prioritize the interest of Islam and the Ummah over his organizational or partisans interest, even if he gives up for his brothers what he sees as right.”

Whatever happens next, it will pay foreign visitors to Muslim countries to keep one eye looking over their shoulder, or better still, don’t go there.

Roy.

Health And Safety Cock-Up Damages Teenagers.

Posted in Britain, England, Environment, Europe, Health, Modern World, News, Parenting, Teens, UK with tags , , , on 16/04/2014 by floroy1942

Young people love to spend their Friday and Saturday nights at the local disco, club or occasionally at a rock concert and you can safely say a good time is had by all. But in these places there is a hidden menace that can cause serious harm without them realizing it.

Having A Great Time Dancing The Night Away - But What Of The Cost?

Having A Great Time Dancing The Night Away – But What Of The Cost?

In just about all venues the volume level is so loud as to cause tinnitus and/or hearing loss with prolonged exposure. The effects are rarely known straight away but have a tendency to increase as time goes on.

 A gig last Monday at the Corn Exchange in Cambridge highlighted the dangers of too loud music perfectly. The star attraction was UB40 and the place was packed. However, due to the excessively high volume of the music it did not stay that way for long. Anna Webster actually experienced bleeding from the ears due to the levels.

UB40 Concert Cambridge

UB40 Concert Cambridge

She left before the first song ended and said, “It was just horrendously loud – the bass was vibrating even in the foyer. There were so many people walking out because they couldn’t deal with it. It was vibrating through your whole body – it was actually altering heart rhythms.” This I can well believe, but I know many youngsters will just put it down to a one-off, but that is not true.

Another concert goer said, “The bass crashed into you like a steam train. I had a pain in my chest.” I’ll bet she was not the only one.

The music levels are far too high in just about every disco, club and concert you go to, although, because it does not physically hurt it’s considered OK.

At Idle A Jet Engine Produces Approximately 120dB

At Idle A Jet Engine Produces Approximately 120dB

What truly amazed me is that the Health and Safety rules covering such events says, “the continuous sound level should not exceed 107 dB, with the peak sound pressure level not exceeding 140 dB.” I really don’t know what these idiots are thinking, because if you were standing within ten feet of a running  jet engine you would experience about 120dB. So it follows that the sound emitted can exceed that according to the regulations.  This is crazy.

I know all about jet engines for I have worked on them for 37 years prior to retirement. Only a fool would go near a running jet engine without hearing protection, and tinnitus and loss of hearing is common among those who worked with aircraft.

The sad thing is you cannot impress this on the young for they cannot visualize that far ahead. For this reason the laws need to be tightened up to normal acceptable levels otherwise the best businesses to have in the future will be selling hearing aids.

Roy.

A Benefit System Scandal

Posted in Britain, Conservative Party, England, European Union, Germany, Government Spending, Immigration, Liberal Party, News, UK with tags , , , , on 14/04/2014 by floroy1942

Much has been said about the Benefit System in Britain today, in particular how easy it is to live for free in our once great democracy. It is not until the true facts hit you in face so to speak, that many people will believe the stories.

Heather Frost Lives In A $500,000 House With Her Eleven Children

Heather Frost Lives In A $500,000 House With Her Eleven Children

Tales of people living off benefits who are perfectly capable of going out to work, families and young girls making a life for themselves by having children just to claim benefits, so called ‘job seekers’ who don’t really try, it all adds up to billions of pounds each year.

Abdul Esfandmozd - A Crippled Man Who Is Wheelchair Bound Having A High Old Time In The States. Defrauded £300,000

Abdul Esfandmozd – A Crippled Man Who Is Wheelchair Bound Having A High Old Time In The States. Defrauded £300,000

The government departments responsible for monitoring those who claim are woefully inadequate or incompetent, however, every now and again we do hear of someone who has been caught out. There have been cases in the past where so-called invalids were monitored having a high old time on holiday in various parts of the world, no sign of crutches or wheelchairs anywhere, and ‘jobless’ people have been caught red-handed working privately somewhere or other.

A TV team have brought home another truth about our scandalous tax payer give-away, and that is to EU migrants who come here from other European countries to live the high life on benefits. The programme was aired recently on television and although I was unable to record the whole thing, I did find it on You-tube, split into three parts. It does make for compulsive watching to see how foreign nationals have come to our country to live off the system, and coincidentally, the British tax payer.

They are gypsies from Slovakia and Romania and come here to live the kind of life they could never have in their own countries. You cannot blame them for wanting a better life.

The Average Romanian (Not Gypsy) Is A Hard Worker.

The Average Romanian (Not Gypsy) Is A Hard Worker.

To the credit of true Romanians, they are quite willing to work for their money if they can find a job, and I can attest to the fact that the Romanian people themselves are hard workers, however I do not include a majority of Gypsies in that category. I went to Romania many many times over a period of ten years and have seen these things first hand.

What must be galling to most people in Britain is the ease in which these people can gain entry into the benefits system after they have landed. Just a few pieces of paper and they are free to claim any number of benefits without having done a days work. They get free housing, free medical care and by comparison to their homeland, live a life of sheer luxury without having to lift a finger, except to sign the claim form of course.

European Immigrants Come By Bus

European Immigrants Come By Bus

One of the most annoying things about the whole system is that they can claim for children who are not even in the country. One family in the film has eleven children and eleven grandchildren and can claim for the lot. The money he gets goes straight back to Romania or Slovakia depending on where he is from. Many bring their parents over here and they immediately start claiming benefits also, which only adds to the burden on the British tax payer.

It is time we had a government willing to put a stop to this disgraceful situation and began coming down hard on these people. Not only the EU immigrants, but also the foreign ones that come here from outside the EU. We must turn to a system like Germany where you have to be in the country doing a job of work for a long period before you can even think of claiming any benefits at all.

Stewart Lorains - Prosecuted For A £22,000 Fraud Of The Benefits Scheme

Stewart Lorains – Prosecuted For A £22,000 Fraud Of The Benefits Scheme

Immigrants who come here must have a job waiting for them and have enough money to be able to live outside the benefits system. Benefits must only be given to those born in this country, and who hold a British passport. People like those in this film should be rounded up and sent back to their home country if they have no income other than benefits.

For those ‘homegrown’ benefit cheats, they should be rounded up, made to pay back their ill-gotten gains and serve a prison sentence. Children’s allowance should be paid for the first two children only, and not a cent more.

It Remains To Be Seen If This Is The Man To Solve Our Problems

It Remains To Be Seen If This Is The Man To Solve Our Problems

Only in this way can we sort out the quagmire that our previously much-vaunted benefit system has become. It will take a tough government to solve all these problems in the way I describe and that will certainly not be the Con/Lab/Lib parties. I have seen a lot of people are going to put their faith in the UKIP party of Nigel Farage come the next election, and if he is true to his word and gets us out of the EU, or at least gets us out from under the choking Immigrant and Human Rights Laws, then as a nation we may stand a chance of recovery from this Blair/Brown nightmare. I wait in hope.

Roy.

A Great New Comedy Called Justice

Posted in Britain, England, European Union, Government, Human Rights, Justice, News, Prison, Teens, UK with tags , , , , on 05/04/2014 by floroy1942

As you read the headline I guess many will think it’s a new TV comedy series called Justice. Well to tell you the truth, what I read yesterday would make a good series. People have been lamenting the fall of the UK justice system for a good many years, in fact, ever since Tony Blair made it into a joke, and believe me, it is getting worse by the day.

The Face Of A Killer

The Face Of A Killer

Yesterday I was astounded to read that a convicted serial killer has been awarded compensation against HM Prison Service for not adequately protecting him from fellow inmates. I write of Levi Bellfield who was sentenced to two life terms for the murder of four young women, including Milly Dowler. It would seem he was set upon by a fellow prisoner with a make-shift weapon and received minor injuries, namely a small cut to the face and bruising. What a shame they did not finish him off.

Milly Dowler Victim N. 1

Milly Dowler Victim N. 1

This happened in Wakefield Prison in 2010 while he was waiting for his second trial for the murder if Milly Dowler. He immediately sued the prison for up to £30,000 for failing in their duty to protect him. In a recent court ruling the judge granted his plea and awarded him £4,500 in compensation. In many people’s view the judge himself should be locked up beside him and then they can play cards together. It has not been revealed what precedent was used by the judge to grant his compensation, but the whole episode stinks to high heaven.

Marsha McDonnell - Victim No. 2

Marsha McDonnell – Victim No. 2

The case had been fought by lawyers representing the Ministry of Justice for three years, and after the hearing on Wednesday when the judgement was read, a ministry spokesman said, “We are hugely disappointed that Levi Bellfield was awarded £4,500 by a judge following an assault by a prisoner in 2009 at HMP Wakefield.”

Kate Sheedy – Victim No. 3

It beggars believe that a convicted murderer can play the system in such a way and get away with it. I can well imagine that if he cut his finger with a plastic knife while eating lunch he would sue because the prison authorities did not warn him the knife was sharp. Just how far down this ridiculous road are we expected to go before some politician wakes up and puts a stop to this nonsense?

Amelie Delagrange - Victim No. 4

Amelie Delagrange – Victim No. 4

That’s all you hear these days, human rights, equality, compensation and all the rest of that bunkum. Its time for it all to stop and we get back to a right and proper justice system. Yet another reason for Britain to crawl out from under the suffocating yoke of the EU system of Justice, for it has become a laughing stock.

Roy.

Japan Stops Whale Hunting

Posted in Atlantic, Conservation, Environment, Europe, Modern World, Nature, News, Oceans, Pacific, Politics with tags , , , , on 02/04/2014 by floroy1942

I must admit to feeling satisfied when the International Court of Justice decreed that whale hunting by Japan was not for scientific research as they claimed. The only thing that surprised me is that it has taken so many years for them to decide this.

It was in 1986 that the International Whaling Commission banned commercial whaling, but Japan continued its hunting practices using the excuse that it was for scientific research. How killing whales can be called research is beyond me, but they got away with until now.

At last legal steps have been taken to stop this malpractice, which according to the latest reports, Japan has accepted today. It is well known the Japanese consider whale meat a delicacy that has been available to them since they first began hunting them in the 12th century. One can hardly imagine the number of whales they have killed since then.

The ban has received a mixed reception in Japan, with mainly the younger generation less inclined to be against it.

Up until this ban they were killing approximately one thousand Minke whales a year as part of the ‘scientific’ programme. Unfortunately for them Australia and various environmental groups challenged this and took it to the court and won. Japan had argued “that Australia’s legal action was an attempt to impose its own cultural conventions, equivalent to Hindus demanding an international ban on killing cows”.

Unfortunately the ban is only a temporary one while the system of whaling permits is examined, which could see the whaling fleets setting sail again soon. Japan also has a small fleet that hunts whales in the Pacific that does not seem to be affected by the ban.

It is fair to note that both Iceland and Finland refused to abide by the 1986 decision but do not kill as many as the Japanese. Hopefully common sense will prevail and the authorities can do something to stop our continued rape of the seas.

Roy.

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