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Family Breakdown And The Repercussions

Posted in America, Britain, Child Discipline, Children, Christianity, England, Europe, Parenting, Relationships, Teen Violence with tags , , , on 30/12/2012 by floroy1942

According to an Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) survey on family life, Britain is now fourth among all western nations for the breakup of marriages and in particular, partnerships. By this they mean families where a relationship has broken down and children live alone with either the mother or father, compared to children living with both parents.

On The Decline

On The Decline

Britain has just 68.9% of children living with both parents, however the country at the top of the list is Finland with a score of  95.2%. Other examples are Italy at 92.1%, Spain at 91.5%, Germany at 82%  and the US on 70.7%. The country with the lowest percentage is Latvia on 64.9%.

As you would expect, in Britain at least, this situation is also linked with an increased divorce rate, but the predominance of so-called ‘partnerships’ these days means the divorce rate is a poor guide to one-parent families. Marriage was always viewed as a union for life in the past, but increasingly over the past thirty years or so actual marriage is no longer considered necessary and couples live together and have children by mutual consent.

A New Life - But A Life Lost!

A New Life – But A Life Lost!

The problems have been exacerbated by the steady decline in morality whereby the number of teenage pregnancies has gone through the roof compared to forty years ago. The days when couples did not have sex until they were married have long gone, much to the relief of many, but it means we are seeing too many young girls left ‘holding the baby’ – literally!

In a way this is sad, for it means there is no commitment from either partner in the union. It also means there are no legal ties and either one can just walk away if they feel like it. The fact that the union has produced children is but a small consideration, especially for the one who does the walking. I have always been of the opinion that couples who just ‘live together’ are much more likely to fail than those with a marriage contract, even in these times of increasing divorce rates.

Single Mother

Single Mother

At one time the appearance of children on the scene was a positive binding agent for any marriage, and often resulted in couples becoming closer even if they had tended to drift apart a little beforehand. But now in this ‘modern age’ with its total lack of commitment, children sometimes become a problem, or in many cases just a source of income in the form of ‘Family Allowance’.

In my opinion, the slow death of religion in the country has also played its part. Whereas years ago the churches were full on Sundays, now you often find only the old folks in church. Love it or hate it, religion in British churches did promote a sense of responsibility, respect and caring in people that is lacking today. With the steady rise of agnostics in society these admirable qualities are seldom evident as people concentrate more on themselves. This has had a steady influence on partnerships and as always it is the children who suffer the most.

Becoming Unruly

Becoming Unruly

There can be no doubt that a child who loses a father or mother during a breakup go through a traumatic period that can affect them their whole lives. Many children become unruly and seldom listen to their lone parents advice for they feel let down when one parent moves out. It is hard for children to acquire a sense of responsibility when it appears to them that their parents have none.

Many of the problems suffered by children these days come not only from the fact that either their father or mother no longer live at home, but also from the need for lone parents to work in order to make ends meet.

For A Child - Traumatic

For A Child – Traumatic

I have always believed that for children to have a proper upbringing the mother should stay at home. I have seen nothing in modern life to make me change this.  The idea that you dump your small children with a stranger in a crèche for the day while you go out to work cannot possibly have a positive influence on them. Ever been in a situation where your children do not do as you tell them, ignore you completely or argue? Well, put that down to the fact you were not at home teaching them the essentials of life when they were very young. Many young mothers today seem to think “That’s the nursery or teachers job”! Well, it isn’t! All these facts combined lead to the aimless, unruly, and often violent teenagers we have on the streets today.

If this was my child he would have received a bloody good hiding!

Let us not forget that the lack of commitment to each other and the family has led to the point where the tax payer is having to subsidize broken families in the form of benefits that is costing many billions every year and climbing. Britain has a staggering 26.7% of children living with only their mother, and 450 children from every 1,000 will experience their parents breaking up before they are 16. There should be no doubt in anyone’s mind that to continue in this way will have very grave results in the future.

Roy.

Is Sex Art?

Posted in Europe, Insanity, Modern World, Relationships with tags , , , , on 15/10/2012 by floroy1942

Would you have sex with a gaggle of people watching? No, neither would I, but it seems some people in Denmark consider this an art form!  Annie Poulsen, who is the project manager of the exhibition currently being shown in Silkeborg Denmark, is of the opinion that a couple having real sex in front of an ogling crowd of spectators in a gallery is art.

Sorry, This is All I’m Going To Show You!

It must take a special kind of man and woman to be willing to take off their clothes and perform the sex act in such conditions. It must take a really strange mentality to even imagine that such a thing can be called art. But there again, if a painting that a child of six or a monkey could do sells for millions of dollars what else do you expect.

If someone does decide to have sex in public there are always people who want to watch so there is no surprise there, because we are a breed with an insane streak of curiosity and in many cases pure lechery. Well, all these people should be happy!

In a radio interview with the BBC, Annie Poulsen said that the ‘performers’ would be on stage for three hours. Well, if that is so, all I can say is he in particular must have one hell of a lot of stamina, in a man that’s every woman’s dream, right? It also makes you wonder if they had to practice for many weeks before the exhibition opened. Now there’s a thought! Actually I can just imagine one of the watchers asking the guy his name and getting the reply: Thor. I hope you got that little gem!

The world of art is a very strange place filled with lots of strange people, but you know what they say, “Different strokes for different folks”! and I chose that saying carefully. It makes you wonder what these idiots will come up with next.

Roy.

After Toulouse It’s Time For More Direct Action Against Prospective Terrorists

Posted in Afghanistan, Al Quada, Children, Europe, Islamic Revolution, Muslim, Relationships, Religion, Taliban, Terrorism with tags , , , on 25/03/2012 by floroy1942

The disgraceful shootings that took place in Toulouse France should be a lesson to governments across the world, and in particular the west. It shows clearly that our current laws are not robust enough to prevent such outrages.

The Face of a Child Killer

When it is known a man or woman has visited terrorist training camps in Pakistan and Afghanistan, the law is currently powerless to do anything about it and must wait until these people commit an act of terrorism before being able to move in. Such was the case with the Toulouse killer Mohamed Merah.

The French authorities had him under surveillance for some time and were well aware of his links with training camps in Pakistan and Afghanistan, but in accordance with the rule of law they could do nothing. Now after the attacks, the Security Services are coming under a storm of criticism for not taking measures to prevent the massacre.

Similar occurrences have taken place in Britain and other western nations where the police were  unable to take action, the London attacks of 2007, the ‘Underwear’ bomber and the attempted blowing up of Glasgow Airport to name but a few in the UK.

A Man With the Right Answers

After the Toulouse attacks, President Sarkozy came on state television and said the Law will be given the power to detain all people who attended terrorist training camps in Pakistan and Afghanistan. This at least is a step in the right direction, and in my view, all governments should follow his lead. It is not enough to wait on the sidelines until a terrorist act has taken place and innocent people die, action must be allowed that will prevent them happening in the first place.

Another important point is the question of retaliation against the rest of the Muslim population in not only Toulouse, but also the rest of France by the common people. Many Muslim citizens of Toulouse have stated their fear that they will be blamed by the French population. They should not be surprised!

I watched with interest an interview with the Vice-President of the Muslim Regional Council, Abdellatif Mellouki in Toulouse who feared the reaction of French people against Muslims in the city. He called for understanding and peace between the Muslim and French people after the atrocity, but as I expected, failed totally to clearly condemn the acts of Mohamed Merah.

Sorry, But It’s Not Enough!

He had this message to the people of Toulouse:  “First of all for the Muslim community, the message I want to get over is above all not to give in to panic, above all to continue to live normally, to be very very careful. And regarding other people whatever their religion or people who are atheists who do not adhere to any religion, that they are also understanding, that they are open towards others, that they try to understand, that they try to communicate with others. It’s not with ignorance that we can judge others, it’s above all by understanding and via an exchange and by meeting others.”

It would have been much better for him to say that he and the entire Muslim community totally condemn the actions of Mohamed Merah and all like him.

Among the Victims – Three Jewish Children

We see this everywhere each time a terror strike occurs, Muslim societies and councils never condemn publicly these atrocious acts by al Quada, the Taliban, or any other insurgent group. They never say a word against the Muslim hate preachers who radicalize the Muslim youth with their terrorist propaganda in the mosques. The normal thing to do would be, first, stand up and tell these people they are wrong, and second, ban them from all mosques. Failure to do this will only increase Islamophobia.

It is one thing to be against the devil, but you condone his actions by remaining silent, and this is something Muslim people do not seem to understand. If the vast majority of peace-loving Muslims remain silent it will never end, and eventually there will be ‘blood in the streets’ as prophesied by Enoch Powell so many decades ago. There will come a time when ordinary people have had enough, and will do something about it.

The Jewish Children Laid to Rest

So I have this message for the peaceful Muslim people of the world: The only people who can stop this reign of terror is you. You, your Imams, Mullahs and preachers must make your voices heard. All of you who love peace need to stand up and say loudly for the whole world to hear: “Not in my name!”

As a western citizen I need to hear your council leaders and preachers openly condemn terrorism in all its forms. I need to know that your clerics are preaching against this great sin at every prayer meeting, and doing everything they can against the radicalization of young innocent Muslim youth.

Only when these measures have been taken will I believe that Muslims are truly against this violence.

Roy.

You Are Sharing More Than You Think On Social Networks

Posted in America, Britain, England, Europe, Human Rights, Mobile Phone, Relationships, Teens, UK, USA with tags , , , , , , , on 16/02/2012 by floroy1942

” My dog just crapped on the carpet” or “I woke up with a hangover this morning” are some of the ludicrous messages people share with the world on Facebook or Twitter, and to be honest, who the hell cares! Internet social sites have become a disease in today’s fast-moving world, and few people seem to be immune. But unknown to most, there are dangers in broadcasting to the world your daily life.

It has been revealed that most of these sites harvest your  personal information such as your entire address book, complete with names, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses without your knowledge. This seems to me a grievous violation of your civil right to privacy. To put it simply, download e.g. the Facebook or Twitter App on your phone, and the company has access to your private data, much of which it stores without your knowledge and consent.

This invasion of privacy is not confined to any one site, but seems to be a universal practice with most, if not all of them. The main culprit seems to be the “Find Friends’ apps that can be downloaded from phone manufacturers like Apple. This company has been criticised by two US Senators who have written to the company asking why this is allowed, considering it is against Apple’s own rules. Company guidelines state:  “Apps that read or write data outside its designated container area will be rejected.” They add: “Apps cannot transmit data about a user without obtaining the user’s prior permission.” Yea Right!

The excuse used by companies that feature this App say they only use the data to identify friends of the people using the service. Of course, ‘I am sure none of this information gets into the hands of advertising companies who want to send you ads all day long, and most certainly wouldn’t be used for market research’!

Twitter tells users that it “may customize your account with information such as a cellphone number for the delivery of SMS messages or your address book so that we can help you find Twitter users you know” and they inform iPhone users that they will “scan (?) your contacts for people you already know on Twitter”. Right! In today’s high pressure world I find it hard to imagine that is all they do for there is a lot of money to be made selling people’s contact data to advertisers and market research companies.

Are You Sure Its Safe?

Whether they do or not, I for one wouldn’t trust it as far as I can throw a 747. Private data should remain just that, private, and I am all for legislation that will totally outlaw these practices and  make the gathering of personal data illegal without the full prior permission of the user. Ever since the internet came along and greedy individuals found ways to make masses of money from it, our private lives have been in perpetual danger, and no-one is more susceptible to it than the users of Facebook, Twitter, and the like. These social websites have blossomed into multi-billion dollar entities over the past ten years, and there is little sign the pace is slackening.

Roy.

The Argentine President is Making Herself Look Ridiculous

Posted in Britain, England, Human Rights, Relationships, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, Security Council, UK, United Nations, USA with tags , , , on 09/02/2012 by floroy1942

As just about everyone knows, the Falklands issue has once again hit the headlines in a war of words between the British and Argentine governments. Now however President Christine Kirchner is making herself look ridiculous just to please the electorate at home.

Argentinian President – A Desperate Woman

Referring to the sending of HMS Dauntless to the islands, and the arrival of Prince William on a six-week rotation, in her latest outburst in Buenos Aries she said, “The question of the Malvinas has stopped being just an Argentinean cause. It has become a Latin American cause. It is a global cause”. She continued, “I have instructed our foreign secretary to submit before the UN security council and the UN assembly this militarization, which is a serious risk to to international security”. A global cause? A serious risk to international security? Really Madam, that is surely bordering on paranoia is it not? It is one ship and a search and rescue pilot!

Prince William Doing His Duty – Nothing More

She also complains that the Prince wears the uniform of an RAF pilot and says he should wear plain clothes. Dammit women, he is in the military and our forces have not yet introduced the idea of going to war in civilian clothes (although this may be another way for the MOD to save money. Hmmm!)!

I wonder what she will say if Prince William is involved in the rescue of Argentinean seamen if one of their vessels gets into trouble and is sinking? I have no doubt this would put her in a quandary, and she will be left standing with her mouth open wondering how to handle it. Such an event would sure as hell take the wind out of her sails.

Argentine P.O.W’s 1982

Britain has, quite rightly in my view, maintained an increased military presence on the island ever since the Falklands war of 1982, and who can  blame them for that. Even President Kirchner admits the 1982 invasion of the islands was a move by the then military junta to divert attention away from the problems on the home front. The islands are 7,000 miles away from our shores and the islanders are British and wish to stay that way.

This is an important point, for the simple reason the United Nations Charter on Human Rights states the inalienable right of people to self-determination. In other words, no-one can force the islanders to accept Argentinean rule, and Argentina cannot force themselves upon them.

UN Security Council – Not Likely to Take the Bait

So all in all, I doubt very much that the UN Security Council will give much credence to this macabre joke by Kirchner. The only fly in the ointment is the United States who have already sided with Argentina on the Falklands issue in this latest round, for their own ends of course! It is now well known there is a massive oil field in the waters surrounding the islands, and once exploration is completed and drilling can begin, guess who will be looking for the lion’s share of the drilling contracts. Need I say more?

Should Argentina win this political battle for the Falklands with the backing of Washington, you can bet most, if not all the contracts will go to American companies. Should Britain retain the islands it will be British companies. That is what is behind this current diplomatic spat, and you can rest assured it will not go away until the oil runs out, and then no-one will give a damn about the islands.

John MacBride – Founder of the First Settlement

The history of the Falklands is extremely complicated, but in a nutshell, it was first discovered by Europeans in the 16th century, possibly by Ferdinand Magellan. Between 1592 and 1690 the islands were visited by various British ships, and were in fact named after Anthony Cary, 5th Viscount of Falkland in 1690. France established a colony on the eastern island in 1764 and a British settlement was established on the western island in 1766 by Captain John Macbride, who was unaware of the French. The French eventually agreed to leave and the eastern island was taken over by the Spanish, ruling from Buenos Aries. Under economic pressures brought about by the American War of Independence the British left the islands in 1776, leaving behind a plaque claiming the Islands.

From Buenos Aries, Spain ruled the islands until 1811 but withdrew under pressure of the Napoleonic wars raging in Europe. In 1832 Buenos Aries set up a penal colony on the island. In 1833 Britain sent a sloop under the command of Captain James Onslow to reclaim the islands, which he did, having asked the Spanish officials to leave.

Port Stanley – Island Capital

So you see, at various times since the 15th century, various countries have claimed the islands, and it was more Spain that occupied them rather than Argentina itself, for the country did not exist during this period, but was no more than a Spanish colony. Britain was the only country to maintain an occupancy for any length of time. During the Spanish occupation it was mostly seal hunters that visited the islands. Argentina finally became a country in its own right after the Peninsula War against the Spanish and was recognized by Britain in 1825.

So if you go back and examine the history of the Falklands, it becomes clear that Argentina has actually little or no claim on the islands, despite all the rhetoric to the contrary. No, I believe the driving factor here is the oil. Currently, we may only be scratching the surface of the amount of oil hidden away under the seabed around these disputed islands, and when push comes to shove, that’s what its all about.

Falkland Oil Fields

The British company that is carrying out the search for undersea oil is Rockhopper, and they have already discovered a field estimated to hold 700million barrels of oil which they named ‘Sea Lion’. The company needs an injection of cash to extend the search and work the ‘Sea Lion’ field, and is currently searching for a partner.

James Hackett – CEO of Anadarko

One American company looks like getting in ‘on the ground floor’ – Anadarko, with close ties to the American Ministry of Defence. Two British and four American companies have expressed interest (naturally), but its Andarko that is currently in negotiations with Rockhopper, having had a meeting with them a couple of weeks ago.

Chief Negotiator of the Islands Penguins Setting Compensation Limits for Oil Contamination

Apparently this has enraged President Kirchner, who sees a golden opportunity of using American muscle to get her own way with the oil contracts as bait, slip through her fingers. It seems from this standpoint, that the best way out of the crisis for Britain may well be to allow some American companies in, in which case Argentina will be completely shut out. Whoever wins the contracts, I hope the islanders get their fair share of the loot. As to the penquins, I doubt they will care very much (so long as we don’t get any oil spills). Like many others, I will await the outcome.

Roy.

Falklands To Be Handed Over To Argentina?

Posted in Atlantic, Britain, Budget Cuts, Conservative Party, David Cameron, England, Government, Liberal Party, Nick Clegg, Obama, Parliament, President, Relationships, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, UK, United Nations, USA with tags , , , , , , , , on 15/06/2011 by floroy1942

Not a pretty thought, but its coming unless the Argentinians are asleep!

Admiral ‘Sandy’ Woodward

In January I wrote about the affect the current defence review will have on the future of the Falklands, and this week my view has been vindicated by none other than Admiral Sandy Woodward, who led the task force that recaptured the islands after the Argentinian invasion in 1982.

Related post:

https://floroy1942.wordpress.com/2011/01/27/will-the-current-defence-review-cost-britain-the-falklands/

The Harrier – Even Able To Operate from a Merchant Ship

That he and I are of a similar mind comes as no surprise when you look at what the defence review has done to the Royal Navy. The loss of our aircraft carriers and its fleet of Harrier jets must have caused jubilation in the halls of power in Buenos Aires.

With the substantial weakening of the navy the sole means of defence for the Falklands depends on approximately 1,000 RAF personnel and between 500 and 1.000 Army troops stationed at Mount Pleasant. There were until recently only four aging Tornado aircraft at the airfield, but according to politicians in Whitehall the islands can quickly be reinforced by air from the UK at short notice.

Bombers View of Port Stanley Airfield

Any idiot can see that one Argentine aircraft loaded with bombs could put the runway, and therefore the airfield, at Stanley out of commission, and these ‘reinforcements’ would be ditching in the sea, or crashing on land, when they ran out of fuel. Admiral Woodward made this point clearly. There can be little doubt that without the Royal Navy carrier force the islands are lost.

The most worrying, and sinister development, is that the American government now clearly backs the Argentine claim to the islands. This has nothing to do with the so-called ‘Special Relationship’ the politicians are always crowing about between the United States and Britain, which in my view is now just a sham and only exists for as long as it serves America’s interests. I think the American government look upon Britain as a pet puppy these days, good for a laugh, and occasionally useful re: Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Thatcher/Reagan Special Relationship

Even in 1982 their was much sympathy for the Argentine position in America, but the special relationship (which was then real) between Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and President Regan overruled the general consensus of opinion and top politicians adopted a neutral stance over the issue.

Today we have the Obama administration, and their idea of ‘the relationship’ is different.

At last weeks meeting of the Organisation of American States the USA representative signed a statement supporting Argentine’s claim to the islands calling them ‘The Malvina’s’, which is the Argentine name for the islands. So it is clear which way America will vote.

Clinton at the OAS Conference:

The Falklands Supply Chain

This is a major problem if (read when) Argentina invade again because the Ascension Islands, halfway between Britain and the Falklands, are a vital resupply and fuelling point for any task force, and its an American base. Obviously, refusal by the American’s to allow use of their base would effectively cut off completely any attempt by Britain to regain the islands if we see a repeat of the 1982 invasion. And naturally, that is not counting the fact that we no longer have a carrier force. To put it bluntly, the Royal Navy no longer has the capacity to defend the Falklands !

True, there are plans to build a new force of modern carriers, but the first is not due to be commissioned until 2020, so Argentina has the next nine years in which to invade and consolidate their position in the Falklands. It is fairly certain that should this happen the USA will back the action.

But why? The answer is oil!

Where the black gold is concerned no-one, especially the American’s, have little consideration for anything else, let alone United Nations Resolution 2065 from 1965 which still stands. Item 1 (paraphrased) reads: “bearing in mind……. the interests of the population of the Falkland Islands (Malvinas);”

Read it for yourself if you wish:

http://www.falklands.info/history/resolution2065.html

I was happy to hear the Prime Minister confirm in the House of Commons that the Falklands would remain British so long as the islanders wished it. Needless to say, this statement did not go down too well in Argentina.

It was discovered some time ago that there are massive oil and natural gas reserves  under the ocean close to the islands. There can be little doubt that America wants a piece of the ‘pie’, and what better way to get it than be ‘buddy’s’ with Argentina who for sure will be happy to hand over drilling rights in return for the islands. The USA will get the oil and gas and the Argentinians will also get rich from the revenue’s.

British Falklanders – And Proud Of It!

So you see, now the Argentinians have the backing of the USA, they will have nothing to fear on the world stage when they invade again, so  everyone will be happy, except that is for Britain, and the Falkland islanders.

All nice and neat, well, for everyone except us that is! For not only will our country have been humiliated on the world stage, but the Falklanders will have lost their identity, and we will have lost our share of the wealth lying under the southern atlantic ocean. What price the ‘special relationship then’?

I sincerely hope someone points all this out to our present coalition government!

 Roy.

Britain’s Drunken Youth

Posted in Britain, Child Discipline, Children, England, Parenting, Relationships, Teen alcohol abuse, Teen Violence, Teens, UK with tags , , on 24/04/2011 by floroy1942

Once again Britain is in the news for all the wrong reasons. A report out today by the think-tank Demos, shows that British girls are the biggest drinkers among females in the developed world, and for that you can read ‘on the planet’.

Early Start On The Road To Hell

A third of all 13-year-olds questioned by the survey team from YouGov stated they had been drunk at least twice, and one in three aged between 11 and 21 said they had drunk so much they had lost control and/or thrown up. As if that is not enough, half of all 15 year-olds said they had been drunk at least twice, which is double the average for other OECD countries where these statistics are gathered. Researchers reported that many drank to excess because (a) it made them feel good, and (b) they could forget all their troubles.

Binge-Drinking UK:

It has been known for many years that much of British youth are often obnoxious drunken louts, which is evident from the general attitude of foreigners who witness their antics when they go abroad on holiday. My wife and I live in Spain, and every year during the holiday season we see the same spectacle repeated over and over. Just one look at the faces of passers-by is enough to see their disapproval.

Good Night Out Last Night? – I Have No Idea!

Young girls dressed up like tarts (which seems to be the fashion at the moment) yelling their heads off, shouting insults at each other and passers-by with mouths full of foul language like no other. And as if that is not enough, they care not where they empty their stomachs of the excess of alcohol, and are as likely to urinate in the street too. Make no mistake, the young males are just as bad, but according to the report, they do not rank as high as their female counterparts.

One Careless Night Out Can Ruin Two Young LIves

The Demos report links the high consumption of alcohol among young women with the dramatic increase of teenage pregnancies during the last decade or so, another point where British scores are highest. It goes without saying that a drunken girl is more likely to have sex with some young stud feeling ‘hot under collar’ than a sober one. Some 11% said they had sex without a condom and the same number said they regretted it later. The number of young girls giving birth has rocketed in recent years, some as young as twelve or thirteen.

It does not surprise me that the report indicates most of the blame for this current behaviour can be laid at the feet of the previous Labour government. It was Labour who brought in the longer opening hours for pubs, bars and clubs, and admittedly, this would not have been a problem in any country other than Britain. But so fixated are the British youth on booze that all they see is the opportunity to stay out all night drinking.

A David Attenborough ‘Tongue-in -Cheek’ Look At Binge-Drinking:

A Regular Sight On A Saturday Night

More to the heart of the problem I believe is the steady erosion of family life in the UK, where parents have no idea what their children are doing, where they are, or who they  are with. The parents are usually sleeping blissfully, untroubled by their offsprings whereabouts when they stagger up the garden path at 3 o’clock in the morning, and make a dive for the toilet to throw-up.

The steady increase in the number of broken homes has also had its impact on teenage behaviour, as they often feel they have no-one to turn to when they are troubled. The survey shows that for many, drinking is an escape from all their problems.

Young people rarely have anyone to talk to about their troubles because the parents as a rule do not have the time, or the inclination to sit and talk to them, and for this reason they must find their own way, which sadly is often the road to ‘binge-drinking’.

The Labour tactic used to address the growing problem was government messages to ‘Drink Responsibly”, which naturally fell on deaf ears.

Parents And Binge Drinking:

In The Cold Grey Light Of Dawn!

The Demos report suggests that the government should do more to prevent people under the drinking age  from obtaining alcohol in any form. They suggest that TV and Internet advertising of alcohol should be banned, but to be honest, I do not see that solving the problem.

Social attitudes must change, and parents need to make more effort in becoming involved with their children by giving them better guidance as they start life’s perilous journey. But there again, considering the shortfalls of the present generation of parents, who will be fit to do this?

Roy.

Now It’s Official – Gays Are More Important Than Religion!

Posted in Arab, Britain, Child Abuse, Children, Christianity, England, Equality, Europe, Free Speech, Gays, Homosexuals, Human Rights, Immigrants, Insanity, Justice, Modern World, MP's, Muslim, Parenting, Political Correctness, Relationships, Religion, UK, USA with tags , , , , , , , on 28/02/2011 by floroy1942

I have just read with profound sadness, a report about a Derby England couple who have had their application to become foster parents thrown out of court because of their christian belief homosexuality is a sin.

Mr. & Mrs Johns

The couple, Mr and Mrs Johns, have successfully fostered fifteen children through the 90’s and given every one a good home, but according to the social worker handling their latest application, they cannot be granted another child because they could not tell that child it is acceptable to be homosexual. This is in direct contradiction to their Pentecostal faith, and is a view held by most good christians.

They approached the court to have the Social Services ruling overturned, but were told by the judge Lord Justice Mundy and Mr. Justice Beaton, (Quote): “our conclusions that the attitudes of potential foster carers to sexuality are relevant when considering an application for approval and as to the effect of the decisions of the Court of Appeal in Islington London Borough Council v Ladele (Liberty intervening) [2009] EWCA Civ 1357, and McFarlane v Relate Avon Limited [2010] EWCA Civ 880, we have also concluded that we should not grant permission”.So there it is out in the open at last!

Although the judges stated that no ‘clear evidence’ had been submitted by either side, and I must say I think their lawyer did not do a good job, they stated clearly that it was not a legal question as to the validity of christians to foster children, but more their refusal, on faith grounds, to acknowledge the legitimacy of homosexuality.

But why should a christian be forced to go against their faith by promoting sexual deviance to a child, just so they can act as foster parents?

Talking to reporters outside the court in London Mrs Johns is quoted as saying: “All we wanted was to offer a loving home to a child in need. We have a good track record as foster parents. We have been excluded because we have moral opinions based on our faith and we feel sidelined because we are Christians with normal, mainstream, Christian views on sexual ethics. We are prepared to love and accept any child. All we were not willing to do was to tell a small child that the practice of homosexuality was a good thing.”

‘Mummy’ and Daddy???

It seems that to be a christian with moral values in today’s ‘enlightened’ society, you are less worthy than a homosexual. Your christian beliefs are not worth a fig when even the law turns on you and says  (basically) homosexual rights are more important than yours. This is just another nail in the coffin for right-minded people who believe homosexuality is a sin in the eyes of God, but have no rights under the reverse discriminatory laws that rule our lives.

As with the Penzance hotel couple of a short while ago, See my post:

https://floroy1942.wordpress.com/2011/01/19/when-human-rights-go-too-far/

the basic rights of a good christian couple have been trampled upon to glorify this base and disgusting practice, which with its current acceptance is destined to corrupt many future generations of children.

I know many will not agree with this statement, but it is my firm belief that due to the current ‘social acceptance’, the numbers of homosexual people in our society will skyrocket in years to come and bring with it many problems.

In the vanguard will be children who have been raised by homosexual couples, for despite what some pundits say, children are extremely perceptive to their surroundings and the home atmosphere, and in my opinion, many will turn out the same for no child can have a normal upbringing under these circumstances.

Experts predict that by 2050 Britain will be a Muslim state, and with the current birthrate of Muslims far outstripping our own, this is a distinct possibility.

I suppose the one good thing Islamization will bring with it is the Muslim hatred of homosexuality, for they make ‘no bones about it’, homo’s are hung without any qualms. When they take over the deviants will be running for the border.

But for today, it is sad when the rights of good, moral christians can be so callously cast aside in a british court to support the ever-increasing demands of a devious minority. May God help us all!

Roy.

‘Gay’ Church Marriages – Not on ‘Yer’ Life!

Posted in Britain, Child Abuse, Christianity, England, Gays, Government, Homosexuals, Human Rights, Insanity, Modern World, MP's, Parliament, Relationships, Religion, UK with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 13/02/2011 by floroy1942

Today’s news reveals that the Liberal Party’s Equalities Minister, Lynne Featherstone, wants to change the law allowing homosexuals to marry in church in a religious ceremony. It seems the Liberals are content to continue where Labour left off!

Why Do They Not Have A Voice?

Despite the falling church attendances over the past two decades, there are still millions who attend each Sunday, and now the government is to trample on their rights too. It seems the British government is obsessed with the ‘rights’ of these perverts and is ready to hand them the keys of the nation.

They have already gained the ‘right’ to Civil Unions and adoption, which the majority of the population disagree with anyway, and now they are attacking the sanctity of the church. Just how far will this blasphemy go? (I did predict this in ‘Now Homo’s Can Sue the Clergy’ on 3rd of April 2010).

Whichever way you look at it, and no matter how many excuses you make, homosexuality is condemned in the bible as a sin against God and the church and is not natural. It is immoral!

He May Call Down Hell and Damnation on the Government!

Thank goodness at least the Church of England has come straight out and said it will not allow it, and I dread to think what the Pope will say. The Catholic Church, with its strong anti-homosexual stance is sure to stand against the ruling if it comes into law.

A government is supposed to be for the people, at least the majority, so why is it pandering to the ‘faggots’ in the same way Labour pandered to the Muslims? The only answer is either Ms Featherstone is one, or they, as a minority group shout the loudest.

I have heard many homosexuals complaining it is not their choice, that may be, but it does not give them the right to trample upon the rights of the greater majority to justify their immoral behaviour.

The Text - For Doubting Thomas's

The Bible is central to the Christian faith much the same as the Qur’an is to the Muslims. No-one in this enlightened age believes everything in the Bible (The Creation), but it does lay out core values for people who wish to live decent moral lives. For this reason it is essential its teachings remain untarnished. The world may well be a better place if more people believed in the teachings of the church and its moral values.

Disgusting in Anyone's Language!

We have finally reached an age where small majorities can dictate to the masses what they must think and do, and this I think is wrong. I do not believe anyone would object to homosexuality, I certainly wouldn’t, if we didn’t have it shoved in our faces the whole time, and be told that these perverts had the same rights as good minded moral people.

Homosexuals and the like will be doing their cause, and the rest of us, a big favour by taking a step back and remaining in the background as they used to.

The Future of the Church?

What other immoral group is going to step forward in the future and demand ‘equal rights’? Perhaps we may see Satan worshippers demanding the right to hold human sacrifice gatherings in a church, or perhaps a coven of witches will gather around their steaming magic potion pot on the altar steps. Once you open the door for this kind of thing there is no closing it again. It is time that we, as a people, started back on to the path to good moral values that have stood us in good stead for centuries.

In my humble opinion, we are on the slippery slope leading to the death of morality and decency in our society. I am just glad I will not be around to see the outcome.

Roy.

Baroness Warsi On the Wrong Foot

Posted in Afghanistan, Al Quada, Arab, Britain, Child Abuse, Demonstration, Europe, Free Speech, Government, Immigration, Islamic Revolution, Justice, MP's, Muslim, Nuclear Weapons, Parliament, Relationships, Religion, Sharia Law, Taliban, Terrorism, Terrorists, UK with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 20/01/2011 by floroy1942

It is not unusual for people in a position of power to make ill-advised statements aimed at the general public, and it would seem Baroness Warsi, co-leader of the Conservative Party and cabinet minister in Davis Cameron’s Coalition government, is no exception.

Baroness Warsi

She is the first Muslim member of the cabinet, and like most politicians, has ‘engaged mouth before brain’ on a subject extremely controversial in Britain at the moment; that of Islamophobia.

Extracts of a speech she intends giving to Leicester University today (20/1/2011) were leaked to the press in advance and have already raised a storm of criticism across most newspapers in the country.

The rank and file have certainly let loose in no uncertain terms in comments on the news story. Not only as a leading politician, but also as a Muslim she seems totally out of touch with public opinion. This, lets face it, is not unusual for a politician!

In her speech she claims that Islamophobia, and the separation of Muslims into two general groups, i.e., moderate and extremist, has become socially acceptable in Britain today and could lead to the further alienation of the Muslim community. What else did the silly woman expect when we’ve had terrorism on the streets?

A Suitcase Nuclear Weapon

Western nations have increasingly come under attack from Muslim terror groups ever since 9/11. Many people are holding their collective breath hoping Bin Laden and his cronies don’t get hold of a nuclear weapon!

The very fact that people put Muslims into two categories shows clearly not all Muslims are blamed for the violence aimed at them.

Despite what she says, there is widespread apathy among Muslim communities in Britain when it comes to condemning terrorism. I have not yet heard of any group in any country stepping forward and condemning in the strongest terms the violence committed by their brethren, and what is more, I don’t think I ever will. This point was raised by many commentators on the report in The Daily Telegraph.

In most peoples minds, if you don’t condemn a certain action, then by default you condone it. It is to the Baroness’s credit that in the proposed speech, she asks moderate Muslim groups to disassociate themselves from extremist Muslims saying; “Those who commit criminal acts of terrorism in our country need to be dealt with not just by the full force of the law,” adding “They also should face social rejection and alienation across society and their acts must not be used as an opportunity to tar all Muslims.” At least she got one thing right!

Baroness Warsi has proven by this outburst, that she has failed completely to understand the concerns the british people have over the massive Muslim immigration that took place under that last Labour government.

In 2001 there were 1.6 million Muslims in the country, which today has risen to 2.9 million, an increase of almost 100%. Thanks Tony!!!!

She Has At Least Learnt One Of Our Traditions!

The main thing that irritates the british public is the refusal of the majority of these immigrants to assimilate into our society. When you adopt a new country as your own you are expected, quite rightly, to obey the laws and accept the culture, traditions and language of your new home. You do NOT bring with you your own laws, culture and traditions and force them on your hosts.

Daily we hear of the so-called ‘hate preachers’ in mosques who make full use of the liberal free speech laws of our country to spread their poison across the community.

It has been amply proven that many races such as Jews, Indians and former members of the Caribbean nations who moved to Britain for a better life, have assimilated into our ways practically trouble free, for the simple reason they are prepared to. This cannot be said of the Muslim population, for they have housed themselves in close-knit communities and practically sealed themselves off from the british way of life.

They have their own system of laws (Sharia), and continue with traditions like polygamy, ‘honour’ killings’, and the mutilation of young girls genitalia. The Baroness has been condescending enough to admit some british Muslims do not do sufficient to integrate into society, which I think is an in-controversial fact!

Although now a member of the House of Lords, Baroness Warsi classes herself as a “Northern, working-class roots, urban, working mum” complete with Yorkshire accent, but, according to reports, received her title for one reason only, so she could serve in the shadow cabinet during the Labour years. She didn’t earn it!

Cameron and Baroness Warsi

After entering politics in 2004, she made a rapid rise through the ranks of the Conservative Party, mainly it seems because David Cameron liked her ‘plain speaking’, although some think she is too prone to making ‘gaffe’s’. Since May she has been a member of the cabinet.

Apparently, according to some reports, she has been heavily criticised by many extremist Muslims as not being “religious enough”. This I suppose could be interpreted as her not doing sufficient to help the Muslims get their own way!

As the most powerful Muslim woman in the country, why for example doesn’t she lead a concerted attack on all the hate preachers who infest the mosques of our land. These parasites incite hatred among the Muslim population for Britain and all it stands for. They have been responsible for the conversion of many formally moderate youths into extremists, that are not only responsible for many of the attacks on innocent people, but fight for the Taliban or Al Queda. If Baroness, you wish to use your position for something positive, that would be a good start.

If You Don’t Like It Here – GO HOME!

It would also be of considerable help if you would clear the streets of the extremist rabble who, making full use of our freedom of speech laws,  insult our dead soldiers who died fighting to free the Iraqi and Afghanistan people from the oppressive regime under which they lived, And lets not forget those malcontents who parade up and down with placards declaring ‘Islam will rule the world’ and “Behead those who insult Islam”.

In general terms, your speech is nothing less than I would expect from a Muslim living in our country. Instead of criticising this country and its people who gave you the opportunity to be where you are, try having a go at your own, that is of course presuming you can do that without ending up under a sentence of death from the extremists!!!

In conclusion I would like to point out most strongly, that any Muslim who comes to our shores ready and willing to accept our way of life, traditions and laws is, in my book, most welcome. On the other hand, those who will not should GO HOME!

Roy.


Student Leaders Refuse to Denounce Protest Violence

Posted in Britain, Budget Cuts, Demonstration, England, Free Speech, Government, Human Rights, Insanity, Justice, Modern World, MP's, Old Age Pensioner, Police, Police Complaints, Relationships, Senior Citizen, Teen Violence, Teens, UK with tags , , , , , , on 17/12/2010 by floroy1942

Last Sunday I reported on the student riots in London (Ref: Any Excuse For Thuggery – December 12), and since that time many of my comments have proven correct.

Sure! This guys a student!

The police have since confirmed that the demonstration was infiltrated by a gang of hard-core trouble-makers bent on using the event to cause mayhem.

Once again, as with the G20 demonstration, a storm of criticism has been hurled at the police for ‘inciting violence’ and using ‘excessive force’. Perhaps the policeman should ask the thug to kindly put down the brick he is about to throw through a shop window? It seems no matter what the police do, they are on the losing side.

I Suppose the Police Did This!

However, the one thing that sticks in my craw during the past week is the refusal of student leaders to condemn the violence. In my opinion, if you don’t condemn the violence then you must condone it!

During various interviews with the press and TV, they have restricted themselves to blaming the police for all the violence that occurred, and called for a judicial investigation of police tactics. In other words, its a repeat of what happened after the G20 riots.

These people even had the audacity to suggest that police riot tactics would eventually lead to someone dying. For those of you who may not be familiar with the meaning of the word riot, it means the following: A VIOLENT disturbance of the peace by a crowd. Note the word violent!

The only ones laughing at the moment are the thugs that perpetrated the mayhem in the first place.

Police 'Kettling' Action.

The student leaders were especially vocal about the police tactic known as ‘kettling’ which they use to confine extremely violent demonstrators to a small area, thereby reducing the amount of damage they can cause to property.

Do you really want these ‘towrags’ running wild through the streets, smashing in shop-fronts and setting fire to cars in street after street? Because that is what you will get if the practice of ‘kettling’ is stopped.

And You Want Stab This Man In The Back?

If I were a policeman today and was ordered to attend such a demonstration, I think I would rather report sick, for sick of the whole one-sided affair I would be.

We expect our law enforcement agency to protect our property and safety, and when they do we stab them in the back. We do not, as a nation, deserve our police force, for all we do is treat them as whipping boys when those bent on causing trouble come out of the shadows.

Suppose This Was Your Property?

We have become a country wherein dwells a large number of restless and violent youth who will seek any opportunity to cause trouble, and our only shield against these malcontents is the police force. So why do we treat them the way we do?

I think the answer is clear, they are easy targets!

It is so simple for people like students, many of whom were involved in the trouble, to deflect blame and criticism away from themselves and onto the police. Why? Because the British gutter press loves a good ‘police brutality’ story! Sad to say, everyone falls for it too.

If You Won't Back Him - Who Will?

It is high time the British people got behind the police in our country, and gave them the powers they need to deal properly with the violence when it explodes onto our streets during demonstrations.

I am all for peaceful demonstration, but you tell me when there has been a peaceful one in the past ten years! You won’t find many, perhaps when old age pensioners take to the streets and have a go at the government over pensions. Their idea of violence is perhaps to take a token kick at a rubbish bin along the route.

Roy.


Would You Teach Your Child How To Cut Off A Thief’s Hand?

Posted in Arab, Britain, Child Abuse, Child Discipline, Children, Christianity, Demonstration, England, English Schools, Europe, Free Speech, Gays, Government, Homosexuals, Immigrants, Insanity, Insurgents, Islamic Revolution, Modern World, Muslim, Parenting, Primary Education, Primary Schools, Relationships, Religion, Sharia Law, Teens, Terrorism, Terrorists, UK, USA with tags , , , on 25/11/2010 by floroy1942

It beggars belief that any parent would teach a child how to cut off the hand of a thief, but the Saudi’s, according to reports, are currently doing just that in Muslim schools across Britain where six to eighteen year-olds are being taught Sharia Law.

Is This What Islam Wants?

Muslim children as young as six are being instructed that Jews are trying to take over the world (not that Islam isn’t of course), and the punishment for being a homosexual is death by stoning, death by burning or being thrown off a cliff (if there is one handy).

These, and many other facts, were brought to light by a BBC Panorama undercover reporter and the programme was aired last Monday (22/11/2010). Unfortunately I missed the programme but it doesn’t prevent me commenting on the facts brought to light.

Precise Instructions

Fourteen and fifteen year-olds were shown how to cut off the hand or foot (second offence) of a thief, complete with diagrams in a school textbook. Texts issued to very young children ask what happens when you die and you are not Muslim? The answer is; you are condemned to ‘hellfire’!

On Muslim websites such messages as:  “Our children are exposed to a culture that is in opposition to almost everything Islam stands for” and “We need to defend our children from the forces of evil” are found regularly.

All the schools which run the evening and weekend classes (some fifty of them) are run by the Saudi Students Clubs and Schools in the UK and Ireland Organization. Although the Saudi government when approached denied having anything to do with the schools, at least one of the buildings is owned by the Saudi government and it was revealed that they are controlled by the Saudi Cultural Bureau. So much for the Saudi government lies and denials!

The Big Question

What is taught at these schools is apparently part of the Saudi national curriculum, but the government is quoted as saying that these lessons, and the Qu’ran passages they are derived from, are taken out of context. I seem to have heard that quite often from Muslims! Perhaps the Saudi government would like to tell us the true context of this whole saga! Funny, I don’t hear a rush of volunteers!!!

Muslims will have us believe that theirs is a religion of peace, but the truth is far from it. Sharia Law and all its facets are without doubt as outdated as the dinosaur and have no place in a modern society be it Muslim or christian.

The Aftermath

Yet we hear daily that it is still being practised in most Islamic states. Social websites like YouTube have a whole crop of videos and photographs of beheadings and hangings etc, but Islam is a peaceful religion, at least that is what they will have us believe. There is only one word for that: Bullshit!!!!!

It seems to this bystander that all they are doing with this hateful rhetoric is grooming the next generation fanatics for the terrorist cause.

The sad thing is, nothing will ever change so long as these archaic practices are still being taught to the very young either in or out of context. How can any country or religion step into the twenty-first century by teaching children from the age of six such barbaric practices? To this ‘Infidel’ it does not seem that Islam wants to change!

Pushing Religious Freedom Over Its Limits!

The government should place an outright ban on all these hate-filled teachings and demonstrations in the country and accept no nonsense from these people. If they wish to demonstrate and preach hatred let them do it in their own country, not ours.

Having said that I wish to make it clear that I have no objection to Muslims, or any other race for that matter, living among us providing they respect our way of life and our laws.

A Clear Message!

Why do countries like Britain allow these fanatics to demonstrate in the streets carrying their placards advertising hate for the country that accepted them in good faith?

I shudder to think what the world will be like if Islam does finally reach its goal and rule the western world. I say ‘western’, for the simple fact I can never see them dominating China as they do here in the west.

Soon No Longer To Be Innocent

The British are renowned world-wide for their tolerance but there must be a limit, and in my mind we are long past it. The people of Britain must stand up to these fanatics and tell them: Live by our laws and accept our culture for what it is: OR LEAVE!

Roy.

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