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What To Do About Mediterranean Migrants?

Posted in Al Quada, Australia, Britain, European Union, Human Rights, Immigration, Islamic State, News, Politics, United Nations with tags , , , , on 14/05/2015 by floroy1942

It will not have escaped your notice that the news is full of stories about the people from many nations trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to get to Europe. They are arriving in the hundreds every week, and with summer coming on you can bet it will only get worse. But what to do about it?

Migrant Routes To Europe

Migrant Routes To Europe

EU President Jean-Claude Juncker - A Difficult Problem But A Solution Must Be Found!

EU President Jean-Claude Juncker – A Difficult Problem But A Solution Must Be Found!

EU President Jean-Claude Juncker has put forward proposals to deal with the problem, but not everyone is in agreement with him. His highly controversial plan would see all E. U. countries take their share of 20,000 migrants over the next two years who would be allowed to settle here. I think the man lives in a dream world because that number will be reached within three more months and then what will he do?  Britain’s Home Secretary Theresa May argues that “a quota would only encourage people to come – putting them at the mercy of “evil” people traffickers”.

Well, many countries like France, Germany, the UK, Holland, Belgium and Denmark have already taken in most of the refugees so far, while many eastern European countries have not taken their fair share. Mind you, this is not strictly fair because most of them want to come to Western European nations, often for the perks. But you could say that a more even distribution of these people is a step in the right direction.

The Truth

The Truth

In E.U. circles there is talk of doing something about the human traffickers that make it possible for them to cross in such numbers. For me, this is by far the most important decision, take on the traffickers and put them out of business. But the people on the other side of the Mediterranean Sea like Libya, Morocco and Tunisia do not seem to be too interested in taking any action against them, for they do not consider it their problem because the migrants all want to get to Europe and thereby ‘out of their hair’ so to speak.

So in fact it remains a European problem, but to do anything about it will require the cooperation of these countries, and that is a sticking point. Any real action taken would also have to be sanctioned by the U.N. Security Council, and that will I’m sure be the biggest problem of all.

UK Population Growth Forecast

UK Population Growth Forecast

It is a fact that many of the ‘refugees’ are not refugees at all, but so-called ‘economic migrants’. There is a big difference between those fleeing war and bloodshed and those who come here just to get a better job and live a more comfortable life. One cannot condemn these economic migrants for wanting to better their lives, but the numbers are growing to major proportions, and Europe cannot take them all in. If we did, a third of the entire world would be living among us and that is unsustainable.

The E.U. has rightfully become concerned because of the high death rate among those trying the cross the Mediterranean this year. In 2014 the number of people who lost their lives trying to cross was 3,400 but in the first months of this year a total of 1,800 have died. Half of last years total in just five months. Traffickers are currently abandoning the ships at sea and leaving the migrants to await rescue by European patrols.

Malaysian Deputy Home Minister Wan Junaidi Jafaar

Malaysian Deputy Home Minister Wan Junaidi Jafaar

The European approach to this problem is far different from that of Australia, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaya. In Australia for example, most are returned to their home country, and the other lands mentioned have begun turning away boats full of Rohingya and Bangladeshis that are heading for their shores. “What do you expect us to do?” Malaysian Deputy Home Minister Wan Junaidi Jafaar said. “We have been very nice to the people who broke into our border. We have treated them humanely but they cannot be flooding our shores like this.” This appears to be a lesson that Europe has yet to learn.

To combat this problem the most obvious choice is to deport them back to their home country, but what then of those that are fleeing violence as in Iraq? At the best of times it is difficult to distinguish between genuine refugees and economic refugees. As you would expect, where they come from is a good guide, but that is not always clear.

Who Is To Say They Won't Be Entering Europe Posing As Refugees?

Who Is To Say They Won’t Be Entering Europe Posing As Refugees?

Another major problem for Europe is to distinguish between those who come for help, and those who are members of Islamic State (I.S.) or al Quada sneaking in to start a terror war across Europe. Nothing could be simpler than to hide among a boatload of refugees, most of whom do not have any papers, and claim to be a refugee from the fighting in Iraq or Syria. Without doubt this is a ‘clear and present danger’.  The British government already suspects that hundreds of young men who went to fight for I.S. in Iraq and Syria have returned ‘under the radar’.

The problem of refugees has without doubt become a global problem and the sooner the United Nations recognizes this fact the sooner we can all do something about it.

U. N. Strike Force To Attack And Kill All Insurgents

U. N. Strike Force To Attack And Kill All Insurgents

The most obvious solution is to end the fighting in all these various countries so the people no longer have the need to flee to Europe, Australia or any other nation for refuge. As I have said many times before in previous posts, it is time the U.N. took some lessons from our grandfathers who stepped in to stop North Korea turning the whole Korean peninsular into a communist state. With the modern logistical methods we have today it should not be considered impossible to organize a multi-national force to go into Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Nigeria and any other country with an insurgent problem, and end it once and for all. Once there is peace the refugees can be repatriated to their homeland.

Roy.

What To Do About Returning European Jihadi’s

Posted in America, Britain, European Union, Extradition, Human Rights, Insurgents, Muslim, News, Parliament, Terrorism with tags , , , , on 29/09/2014 by floroy1942

Ever since the rise of Islamic State (I.S.), young impressionable European Muslims have been drawn to join the fight in Iraq and Syria by the hundreds. Quite rightly, governments fear the return of these people, for it is well known they have been radicalized by this insurgent group. Some have died fighting the Iraqi army, but I.S. has bigger plans for them, the effects of which will possibly be felt soon.

Spozhmay, A 10 Year-Old Girl Made To Wear A Vest In Afghanistan. She Was Caught When She Didn't Know How To Trigger It.

Spozhmay, A 10 Year-Old Girl Made To Wear A Vest In Afghanistan. She Was Caught When She Forgot How To Trigger It.

Many have been trained in the making of car bombs, suicide vests and carrying out other forms of terrorist atrocities. It is clear the intention is for these people to return to their home country and begin carrying out attacks on the public and government institutions. This leaves the European governments with a problem that must be tackled, but how?

Reading comments placed on English news items on the internet, shows that the general public is in favour of revoking their passports and not allowing them back into the country.

The Headline!

The Headline! Concentrate On The Headline Fella’s!

Here are a few samples: “The answer to these idiots is simple. they should be sent back to Syria whether they are British born or not and their passports confiscated, end of problem!” “If they are not dealt with very harshly, it will be a disgrace. I think they should be deported back to live with the killers they were with.” “Just send them back to Syria. Why waste taxpayers money on these traitors. Whatever happened to “You made your bed now lie in it.”

Naseer Muthana - U.K. Fighter With I.S.

Naseer Muthana – U.K. Fighter With I.S. – His Message: “So The UK Is Afraid I Come Back With Skills I Have Learned”.

Such actions as those suggested will be fraught with peril however because of the European Human Rights Laws (as usual). Australia can be very glad it is not in the E.U. for the draconian measures they have taken would never be allowed here under European Law. They have no qualms about deporting and revoking the passport of suspected terrorists.

Here in Europe experts are of the opinion that unscrupulous lawyers will defend such people by saying they have not committed any crimes in their home country, and therefore cannot be held or charged.

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon

The Defence Secretary has revealed that at least 69 returning radicals have so far been arrested and prosecutions are being prepared. He said, “Going abroad and fighting with Isil, Isil is a proscribed organisation, so these people are guilty of a criminal offence. And if we can get them into the courts on their return that’s what we will do. We have to put evidence before the court and that’s what is going on now.”

The Home Secretary, Teresa May, is currently busy preparing legislation to tackle this problem which should come into force at the end of November. What form this legislation will take is unknown at this time, but may mean revoking the citizenship and passports of these people.

ISIS Recruiting Poster

ISIS Recruiting Poster

Last year only 25 such people were arrested, but in the first six months of 2014 the number has risen to 69 so it is clear that the propaganda used by the radical Muslim clerics is working. It is known that at least 500 young British Muslims have been persuaded to fight in Iraq and Syria, and the number from all European countries tops 3,000.

Car Bomb - Would You Like To See This In A Crowded Market In Britain?

Car Bomb – Would You Like To See This In A Crowded Market In Britain?

It should be clear that if all 3,000 of these radicalized youth return to their home country and begin a campaign of terror there will be massive casualties, be it from bomb attacks or direct assaults. The countries most affected will be France, the U.K., Holland, Germany and Denmark where the majority originate.

Suicide Bomber - Would You Like This To Happen On The Streets Of London?

Suicide Bomber – Would You Like This To Happen On The Streets Of London?

The problem is, there is no legislation to cover this type of event for it has not come up before. It has to be accepted that even terrorists have their rights under European law, even if the laws are wrong in my view. If you take a hard-hearted look at this situation and realize that these are cold-blooded killers with no remorse or pity, then you must surely come to the conclusion that they are not deserving of protection through our laws.

UK Passport - Just Take It Away And Send Them Back!

UK Passport – Just Take It Away And Send Them Back!

In my opinion, if it is known that certain individuals have attended terrorist training camps or have fought for the I.S. terrorists, then they should be refused entry at the border and their passports revoked. The only way we can protect the British people from terror attacks by I.S. is to stop their killers from re-entering the country.

I.S. Are Even Training Children For Terrorism.

I.S. Are Even Training Children For Terrorism.

It must be made known to all that going to Syria or Iraq for the express purpose of joining, or being trained by I.S., will mean they can never set foot in this country again. They all have families here, and the thought of not being able to see them again may be sufficient to stop, or at least slow the flow of  recruits from this country. Many people are of the opinion that once these people are refused entry their families should also be deported.

Cutting Off I.S. Money Flow

Cutting Off I.S. Money Flow

With the projected aim of I.S. to begin attacks in Europe due to various countries joining the USA in bombing them in Iraq and Syria, it becomes essential  to have some form of legislation in place to stop these people from re-entering the country. Not to do this invites atrocities, like the rumoured attack on the subway system in London and New York.

Tube Train London - An Ideal Target During Rush-Hour!

Tube Train London – An Ideal Target During Rush-Hour!

It is difficult to imagine a rush-hour subway train blowing up in a tunnel, which will maximise the blast and the damage. The casualties could be in the hundreds from just a single bomb. There are of course many other prime targets like the Houses of Parliament or Buckingham Palace for example. If attacked, both would be a huge propaganda coup for I.S.

It is clear the potential targets are wide and varied and to guard them all sufficiently is impossible. For this reason The British government, and those of other involved European countries, must think hard and come up with legislation that will put an end to this threat once and for all! I wish them luck!

Roy.

The Julia Gillard ‘Muslim Speech’ – The Truth

Posted in America, Britain, Conservative Party, England, Europe, Human Rights, Immigrants, Muslim, Religion, UK, USA with tags , , on 07/01/2013 by floroy1942

Julia Gillard, the fiery Australian Prime Minister, is reputed to have given a speech telling Muslims who cannot accept and live by Australian standards to leave the country. It has been shown that she did not in fact give such a speech but that it was fabricated from other sources.

Barry Loudermilk

Barry Loudermilk

In fact it comes from an American Air Force veteran by the name of Barry Loudermilk who, after 9/11,  put his thoughts into a letter which he posted to friends with a copy to the local newspaper, the Bartow Trader. Within a very short time it was passed on to State newspapers, and very soon Barry Loudermilk was inundated with letters from people all over the country who agreed with what he wrote.

The following is the text of his letter dated October 2002:

At a high school in Oklahoma, school officials remove “God Bless America” signs from schools in fear that someone might be offended.
At a Long Island, New York television station, management orders flags removed from the newsroom, and red, white, and blue ribbons removed from the lapels of reporters. Why? Management did not want to appear biased, and felt that our nation’s flag might give the appearance that “they lean one way or another.”
Officials in a California city ban U.S. flags from being displayed on city fire trucks because they didn’t want to offend anyone in the community.
In an “act of tolerance”, the head of the public library at a Florida university ordered all “Proud To Be an American” signs removed so as to not offend international students.

Politically Correct Attacks Against America
I, for one, am quite disturbed by these actions of so-called “American citizens”; and I am tired of this nation worrying about whether or not we are offending some individual or their culture. Since the terrorist attacks on September 11th, we have experienced a surge of patriotism by the majority of Americans. However, the dust from the attacks had barely settled in New York and Washington, DC when the “politically correct” crowd began complaining about the possibility that our patriotism was offending others.

I am not against immigration, nor do I hold a grudge against anyone who is seeking a better life by coming to America. In fact, our country’s population is almost entirely comprised of descendants of immigrants; however, there are a few things that those who have recently come to our country, and apparently some native-born Americans, need to understand.

If You’re Among the Politically Correct, Here’s What You Need to Know
First of all, it is not our responsibility to continually try not to offend you in any way. This idea of America being a multi-cultural community has served only to dilute our sovereignty and our national identity. As Americans, we have our own culture, our own society, our own language, and our own lifestyle. This culture, called the “American Way” has been developed over centuries of struggles, trials, and victories by millions of men and women who have sought freedom. Our forefathers fought, bled, and died at places such as Bunker Hill, Antietam, San Juan Hill, Iwo Jima, Normandy, Korea, Vietnam, and the Persian Gulf, for our way of life.

We speak English, not Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, or any other language. Therefore, if you wish to become part of our society, learn our language!

And Yes, We Do Trust in God
“In God We Trust” is our national motto. This is not some off-the-wall, Christian, right wing, political slogan. It is our national motto. It is engraved in stone in the House of Representatives in our Capitol, and it is printed on our currency. We adopted this motto because Christian men and women, on Christian principles, founded this nation; and this is clearly documented throughout our history. If it is appropriate for our motto to be inscribed in the halls of our highest level of government, then it is certainly appropriate to display it on the walls of our schools.

If God Offends You, Here’s What to Do
God is in our pledge, our National Anthem, nearly every patriotic song, and in our founding documents. We honor His birth, death, and resurrection as holidays, and we turn to Him in prayer in times of crisis. If God offends you, then I suggest you consider another part of the world as your new home, because God is part of our culture, and we are proud to have Him.

It’s Our Heritage
We are proud of our heritage and those who have so honorably defended our freedoms. We celebrate Independence Day, Memorial Day, Veterans Day, and Flag Day. We have parades, picnics, and barbecues where we proudly wave our flag. As an American, I have the right to wave my flag, sing my national anthem, quote my national motto, and cite my pledge whenever and wherever I choose. If the Stars and Stripes offend you, or you don’t like Uncle Sam, then you should seriously consider a move to another part of this planet.

This is Our Culture – If You Don’t Like It You’re Free to Go Elsewhere
The American culture is our way of life, our heritage, and we are proud of it. We are happy with our culture and have no desire to change, and we really don’t care how you did things where you came from. We are Americans. Like it or not, this is our country, our land, and our lifestyle.

Our First Amendment gives every citizen the right to express his opinion about our government, culture, or society, and we will allow you every opportunity to do so. But once you are done complaining, whining, and griping about our flag, our pledge, our national motto, or our way of life, I highly encourage you to take advantage of one other great American freedom, the right to leave!

My thanks to Barry Loudermilk.

If You Don't Like It Here - Leave!

If You Don’t Like It Here – Leave!

Having read this you will recognise many sentences that were supposedly used by Julia Gillard in her ‘speech’ last year, but in actual fact, parts were removed from this letter and put together with the idea of making a speech that she has supposedly given. She did not!

John Howard

John Howard

In 2008 many sentences from the letter were coupled together in a separate piece about ‘Muslims in Australia’ to give the misleading impression of a speech by the previous Prime Minister John Howard.

While the greater majority of western people agree whole-heartedly with the sentiments expressed by the original writer, it is sad that modern politicians do not have the balls to come out and say plainly what everybody is thinking.

German opinions:

I am 100% convinced that with the exception of the “Politically Correct” nut-cases just about every indigenous member of society in Europe, The United States and Canada will agree whole-heartedly with Barry Loudermilk’s letter, and the sooner our politician’s recognize the fact so much the better. At some time in the near future the people will demand to be heard! If you want your country back, go and see your local MP, Congressman or political representative and demand action before it’s too late.

Roy.

Question – Should Julia Gillard Have Made Her Controversial Speech?

Posted in Afghanistan, America, Britain, England, Equality, Europe, Human Rights, Immigrants, Religion, UK, USA with tags , , on 04/01/2013 by floroy1942

There has been a huge reaction to my previous post that revealed whether or not Julia Gillard the Aussie Prime Minister actually gave a speech to the public on immigrants in Australia, telling them in a nutshell to either adapt to the Australian way of life or leave. So this leads us to the question, is such a speech justified?

An Australian view on Muslim immigration:

American Muslim Demonstrations

American Muslim Demonstrations

It is interesting to note that the great majority of comments on the post fully agree with her sentiments. Many countries like Great Britain, France, Holland, Switzerland, Germany, The United States and Canada are facing the problem of unruly Muslim immigrants pushing the boundaries of religious and human rights freedoms to new  limits for their own ends.

In many countries they demonstrate daily for the right to have Sharia Law in their communities, build more mosques, and basically ignore the laws of the land and do as they please.

Detroit Mosque

Detroit Mosque

Sharia, as we all know is the most barbaric form of justice on the planet, and mosques are rapidly increasing in number, getting bigger and bigger until they dominate the surrounding area of any town or city that allows them.

Tower Hamlets London - Completely Taken Over By Muslims

Tower Hamlets London – Completely Taken Over By Muslims

In many places Muslims have taken over entire towns and boroughs within cities where they refuse to integrate, or accept the laws, culture and language of their ‘adopted’ country.

Julia Gillard is falsely credited with giving a speech that told Muslims and other immigrants to either accept Australian law, culture and language or leave. The full text can be seen in my post – https://floroy1942.wordpress.com/2012/08/28/did-julia-gillard-give-a-controversial-speech-on-muslims-in-australia/

Julia Gillard - Australian Prime Minister

Julia Gillard – Australian Prime Minister

But what if she had actually given this speech? For many politicians it would have been the death knell for their political careers. Naturally there would have been much ‘huffing and puffing’ in political circles, even though most would have applauded the speech in private. I also believe such a speech would have been warmly praised by the majority of ordinary people, and every man woman and child on the street would have been solidly behind her.

Victim Of Muslim Rape

Victim Of Muslim Rape

As previously mentioned, many countries have been forced to accept hundreds of thousands of Muslim immigrants, and even though many have arrived as refugees from the violence in their homeland and were taken in, housed, cared for and fed by the indigenous tax-payers, they still seem to think that we, their generous hosts should change our ways, culture and beliefs to accommodate them.

Muslim Demonstrators At A Military Funeral

Muslim Demonstrators At A Military Funeral

In Britain there are almost daily protests by Muslims demanding we turn our country into a Muslim state to accommodate them instead of accepting thankfully all that we have done for them. When funeral processions of our soldiers killed in action against the Taliban paraded through the streets there were gangs of Muslims holding placards calling them ‘killers of innocent children’ and ‘murderers’ while screaming abuse as the coffins drove past. This does not sound like people who are willing to accept their adopted country to me. Anyone trying such a thing in a Muslim country would have been stoned to death!

Self Explanatory

Self Explanatory

So is it time one of our western politicians stood up and said the things that need to be said? I think so, and I know I am not alone in this. It may only take one politician to stand up and say loudly the words attributed to Julia Gillard for others to follow. We should also bring the full force of our law on these people to let them know we will no longer stand for their hatred. For too long our law enforcement agencies have been afraid to tackle these people for fear of being branded ‘racist’ or upsetting the ‘politically correct’ brigade.

There is a massive undercurrent of feeling among the general public that we must put these people in their place, for otherwise our own cherished culture, beliefs and way of life that have stood for more than a thousand years will disappear forever.

Enoch Powell - A Man With A Vision Of The Future

Enoch Powell – A Man Of Vision

It was Enoch Powell who on the 20th April 1968 gave his famous ‘Blood in the Streets’ speech at the General Meeting of the West Midlands Area Conservative Political Centre, first raising the problems of mass immigration, and predicted accurately as it turns out, the problems we have today.

UK Immigration Figures During The Blair Years

UK Immigration Figures During The Blair Years

At the time he was worried about the huge influx of people from the Caribbean and African nations, but as it turned out, to their great credit, they integrated readily into English society and are respected today. Then the numbers were but a drop in the ocean compared to Lionel Blair’s ‘Multi-Cultural Britain’ plans. Today, it must be said that many Muslims have integrated reasonably well into our society but the vast majority continually refuse to do so.

Such Hate For Their Adopted Nation

UK – Such Hate For The People That Feed And House Them

Right now we need a new Enoch Powell who is willing to stand up and say what must be said, and he/she should not be alone, for in every western country that is suffering this problem there must be a politician somewhere who sees things a they really are. The only question is – do they have the nerve?

The words incorrectly attributed to the Ausssie PM are clear: IF YOU DON’T LIKE IT HERE – GO BACK WHERE YOU CAME FROM!

Roy.

Did Julia Gillard Give A Controversial Speech on Muslims in Australia?

Posted in America, Britain, David Cameron, Europe, Germany, Islamic Revolution, Muslim, Obama, UK, USA with tags , , , on 28/08/2012 by floroy1942

E-mails are right this minute flashing around the globe saying that Julia Gillard, Prime Minister of Australia, made a speech saying ‘in a nutshell’ that “Muslims must adapt to the Australian way of life and accept the country for what it is, or leave”.

The Julia Gillard Premiership.

A little research however has proven this not to be the case. It does however highlight the on-going controversy among private citizens in most western countries, that the minority Muslim populations have far too much power, and are trying to turn them into Muslim states. I write of course of countries like Great Britain, Canada, America, France, The Netherlands and Germany among others.

In all of these countries the Muslim minority refuse to integrate, demonstrate openly on the streets for Sharia Law, and refuse to accept the culture and traditions of their adopted country. All this makes me think it is perhaps time that the leaders of these countries have balls enough to stand up in public and let these people know we will never surrender our lands to their ideology!

In conclusion, I add the ‘so-called’ Gillard Speech:

‘Muslims who want to live under Islamic Sharia Law were told on Wednesday to get out of Australia, as the government targeted radicals in a bid to head off potential terror attacks. Separately, Gillard angered some Australian Muslims on Wednesday by saying she supported spy agencies monitoring the nation’s mosques.’

Prime Minister Julia Gillard-Australia: 

Julia Gillard – Australian Prime Minister

‘IMMIGRANTS, NOT Australians, MUST ADAPT . Take It Or Leave it.
I am tired of this nation worrying about whether we are offending their culture. Since the terrorist attacks on Bali, We have experienced a rise in patriotism by the majority of Australians. ‘

‘This culture has been developed over two centuries of struggles, trials and victories by millions of men and women who have sought freedom.’

‘We speak mainly ENGLISH, not Spanish, Lebanese, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian,
or any other language. THEREFORE, if you wish to become part of our society … Learn the language! ‘

‘Most Australians believe in God. This is not some Christian, right wing, political push, but a fact, because Christian men and women, on Christian principles, founded this nation, and this is clearly documented . Certainly it is appropriate to display it on the walls of our schools. If God offends you, then I suggest you consider another part of the world as your new home, because God is part of our culture. ‘

‘We will accept your beliefs, and will not question why. All we ask is that you accept ours, and live in harmony and peaceful enjoyment with us. ‘

‘This is OUR COUNTRY, OUR LAND, and OUR LIFESTYLE, and we will allow you every opportunity to enjoy all this. But once you are done complaining, whining, and griping about Our Flag, Our Pledge, Our Christian beliefs, or Our Way of Life, I highly encourage you to take advantage of one other great Australian freedom, ‘THE RIGHT TO LEAVE’. ‘

” If you are not happy here then LEAVE. We did not force you to come here. You asked to be here. So accept the country YOU adopted. ‘

Some people will consider this a hate speech, but it is not, it is purely an attempt by the indigenous populations of many countries to assert what is theirs by right and by God.

So come on Prime Ministers David Cameron, Stephen Harper, Mark Rutte, Jean-Marc Ayrault, Angela Merkel and President Obama, where are your balls? This is after all what we are all thinking!

Roy.

The ‘News of the World’ Suicide.

Posted in Britain, England, Europe, Government, Mobile Phone, Modern World, MP's, Parliament, UK, USA with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 10/07/2011 by floroy1942

When a newspaper decides to commit ‘hara-kiri’ you know there is something desperately wrong with the industry. So much has been written over the tabloid News of the World (NOTW) phone hacking scandal that there is no point in my repeating it, so let’s take a look more at why such a thing happened in the first place.

Fleet Street - Back When Reporters Were Honest

Up to the middle of the last century, newspapers were all about reporting the news as accurately and quickly as possible, and to get a ‘scoop’ was every editors dream. They reported the facts as they occurred, and usually without too much embellishment.

Then the inevitable happened, competition suddenly became fiercely contested when the ‘big money’ moved into Fleet Street and took over.

Since that time newspaper owners have become sharks in the aquarium, and the biggest on the block is Rupert Murdoch, owner of NOTW. He owns by far the largest share of all media reporting in the world. 

Richard Murdoch - Owner Of News International

His company, News International, owns 137 newspapers in Australia alone, 5 major ones in the USA, another 5 major papers in the UK plus 18 internationals. He owns 34 magazines, 23 TV channels spread between the USA and Britain, and 19 cable companies. Now he even wants to buy the UK TV channel BSkyB.

Murdoch has a stranglehold on news reporting across the english speaking world so we must all ask: Should one man be allowed to hold so much news reporting power? There is little doubt he has a great influence on the British political scene, especially during elections. It has been proven that biased reporting can sway the public to vote a certain way.

Over the years, with the arrival of king sharks like Murdoch, news reporting has steadily become worse as the business became more cut-throat. The idea of just reporting the news, along with journalistic integrity and honesty, went out the window when the drive to make money took over. The focus changed from pure reporting to the sordid task of generating profits at any cost, even to the extent of trashing people’s reputations. 

'Gotta Have A Scoop" Or My Ass Is Grass

Every newspaper reporter and editor is now hounded to get the ‘scoop of the century’ every day because that sells newspapers. To these people it no longer matters if the facts are correct, or even if the whole story is made up, as long as the front page story attracts people to buy their newspaper. This is true of all British newspapers, be it the trashy rags at the lower end, or those at the top.

We have been hit by a succession of scandals in Fleet Street over the years as one newspaper after another is caught out in a lie, or publishing incorrect information. If they end up in hot water over some report that was prefabricated or incorrect, they just print a small half column retraction a week later and its business as usual.

Breaking News - The Profumo Scandal

The story that gets editors salivating the most is a dark secret or scandal about some politician or other, for it allows their imagination ‘full rein’. We have only to look back at the Profumo case of 1963 where the newspapers went to town on the Conservative politician John Profumo for his ties to the prostitute Christine Keeler. During the 80’s and 90’s various Conservative MP’s evoked the ‘righteous’ wrath of Fleet Street, as did many Labour MP’s during their following period in power.

I will not deny that sometimes the attacks are justified and truly ‘in the public interest’. In the case of last years Westminster expenses scandal for example I, along with many others, feel that what the newspapers did was justified. That M.P’s fiddled their expenses to the tune of tens or hundreds of thousands of pounds is worthy of a hundred front pages, and Fleet Street certainly got the full milage out of that story.

These days you hardly ever read a ‘good news’ story in the newspapers because they cannot drag themselves away from the darker side of life. Good news does not capture the minds of ‘Joe Public’ and therefore affects sales.

When you look at the whole journalistic world today you should ask yourself: Whatever happened to integrity, morality and truth?

The simple answer is, these core values that used to be held so high by our forefathers, have died. They are lost in the cesspool of corruption, lies and the desperate need to sell papers.

Where The NOTW Is Headed

If you are one of those who believes everything you read in today’s newspapers ‘because it must be true’, then you are a fool, and perpetuate the downward spiral of a once mighty and respected profession into the black hole of oblivion.

There can be little doubt in today’s world that most tabloids are fighting for survival, for with the rise of computers and internet technology over the past two decades, their role has been severely diminished. This may explain their thirst for explosive scandal for they see this as the only way to survive. The more outrageous the story, so much the better.

For most people, the advantage of a newspaper is that you can take it with you and read it at the local coffee shop or during a break at work, which you cannot do with a computer. Until today that is!

The Future Of News Reading?

Now we see the market being flooded with tablets and smart phones that you can carry with you, so the role of the newspaper is likely to diminish even further. At some time in the future, the entire industry will have to change its focus as people come to rely more and more on their electronic gadgets and internet news channels.

Given the current state of the journalistic profession, that may not be such a bad thing, but it makes you wonder, will the evils of printed news be carried over to the internet? We shall see! 

Roy.

Another Reason For Banning the Burka

Posted in Afghanistan, Arab, Britain, Europe, Human Rights, Immigration, Islamic Revolution, Justice, Modern World, Muslim, Parliament, Police, Police Complaints, Political Correctness, Prison, Religion, Sharia Law, Traffic, UK, UN, USA with tags , , , , on 16/01/2011 by floroy1942

Debate has been extensive over whether democratic nations should ban the burka, following the example of France. A very recent occurrence in Australia highlights the need for all western nations to take action on this subject.

The Burka Hides All!

A burka clad woman was pulled over by an Australian policeman for not having her provisional number plates displayed correctly. What ensued was outrageous, and were it not for a video camera running in the back of the police car, the constable could have had his life and career ruined by the woman who claimed he was racist. She claimed he pulled her over because she was wearing a burka and accused him of trying to remove her face covering.

On being released she went to the local media with her story and also filed a complaint against the policeman for racism. When the case went to court, the film was shown and the constable exonerated. The woman then claimed, through her lawyer, it was not her in the car but someone else.

Thankfully justice was served, for the judge did not believe her and it is said she could serve six months in prison.

You can see the full report using the following link:

Which One is My Wife?

The whole episode does however indicate that Muslim women can use the veil as a refuge from justice by the very fact they cannot be identified with certainty. This is wrong in our open society and should not be allowed.

Who Knows What the Burka Hides!

Muslims claim religious grounds for covering their women’s faces and I have no objection to that, but when they live in our society they should live by our rules. Everyone here is readily identifiable from facial features, but where the burka is concerned, even a man can wear one and pass himself off as a woman. This is wrong and it is time to put an end to this farce.

Roy.

Crazy? You Couldn’t Make It Up – Series 1 Episode 9.

Posted in Britain, England, Europe, Gays, Germany, Homosexuals, Insanity, Modern World, Old Age Pensioner, Spain, Theft, UK with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 05/12/2010 by floroy1942

Digging deep among the daily news items one often comes across bizarre happenings around the world. Take for example the German DIY enthusiast who walled himself into his own cellar. The reason for such a strange act, or miscalculation if you want to be kind, is unknown but led to the man spending the entire weekend trapped in his cellar.

Always Leave Yourself An Exit!

Apparently he had taken food and drink with him, but I guess he eventually missed his TV or trip to the local bar, so come Monday morning he broke his way through to his neighbours cellar with a power tool. Not on good terms with his neighbour it seems he started cussing and swearing at them and ended up in the local police station. It will forever remain a mystery as to why he didn’t break down the wall he had recently built instead of going through into this neighbour’s cellar and ending up in the arms of the law. I bet he’s a lousy map reader also!!!

A Spanish woman has found a novel way of making money for free. She has claimed the sun as her property in a Spanish court, and claims she wants to slap a levy on anyone who makes use of the aforesaid property. Angeles Duran laid claim to the star after reading that someone had appropriated the moon and various other planets in our star system.

Hands Off! Its Mine!

It would appear that international agreements make it impossible for countries to claim rights of ownership of celestial bodies but it says nothing about individuals. Ms. Duran is quoted as saying she now wants to slap a fee on anyone who uses the sun, the proceeds of which will be distributed between the Spanish government, Spanish old-age pensioners, feeding the starving and a 10% cut for herself. It looks like the idea of sunning yourself on a beach during the holidays is going to cost you more than the daily €5 for your sun bed!!!

Someone Loves Their Phone!

Two German undertakers in the city of Cologne have discovered a unique niche in the funeral market. They have introduced a range of coffins elaborately decorated with pictures of naked, muscular young men in athletic poses for the homosexual market. Themselves homosexual, the pair estimate to do a good trade as it is estimated that 1 in 10 people in the city are of the same ilk.

The pair also cater for the more normal among us and can provide artwork to suit all tastes. Lets just hope the homosexual side of the business does a roaring trade!!!

Delhi Subway

Due to continuing sexual harassment by men of female underground train passengers in Delhi, India, the local authorities introduced ‘Women Only’ carriages on the trains. Unfortunately, due to the volume of commuters these days, some men were recently caught riding in the women’s carriage. After being fined 250 Rupees ($5.40) they were also set about by the women who made them do sit-ups on the platform in front of all the other commuters. Let’s hope they at least got some goodness from the exercise. It would appear ‘Woman Power’ is alive and well in India!!!

Some people like to be naked, and there are those who carry it to extremes like a young Australian who got caught in Munich, Germany. A week ago he got caught running, with underwear in hand, through the main railway station by German police. On seeing them he started running but was unceremoniously brought down by a slippery floor.

Brrrrrr!

When questioned, he stated that he was running naked across Europe for a bet, and after visiting 11 others cities this was the first time he had been caught. The man is indeed very brave for he was doing this in winter and I would for one would rather do it in summer. You never know what excessive cold will do to the nether regions!!!

Its Winter and the Thieves Are Still At It.

Talking about cold, Kent police in the UK were not very pleased when a women rang the emergency 999 number to report the theft of a snowman from in front of her house. She seemed particularly upset because she had used two one pound coins for the eyes and teaspoons for the arms. Needless to say, she received a good talking to by the police for wasting their time and improper use of the emergency number. It just goes to show that some people will steal anything that is not nailed down these days!!!

One of the worst things about growing old is you forget things, but you have to feel desperately sorry for a pensioner in Westcliffe-Upon-Sea in the UK. Just one moment of forgetfulness robbed him of his life savings of £80,000. The unfortunate man had put a bag containing his savings on the roof of his car for just a moment but forgot it when he drove off.

Stolen Money Will Never Make You Happy!

The man had saved two thousand pounds a year all his working life and usually kept it under his bed while he had a guard dog. When unfortunately the dog died he decided to take the money to his place of work each day, and that decision was fatal.

Upon discovering the loss some time later, he carried out a search with his grandson but all they found was the bag that had contained the money. Asked why he kept the money at home, he told the police he did not trust banks. After the happenings of the last year, and the world recession brought about by greedy banks, who could blame him.

Needless to say, in this day and age, and people being what they are today, the money has not been handed in to local police despite the unfortunate man offering a reward. I for one hope the dishonest finders get rain every day on their Caribbean holiday!!!

Roy.

Age Challenged (politically correct) Exodus

Posted in Britain, England, Immigrants, Modern World, Old Age Pensioner, Senior Citizen, Spain, Teen alcohol abuse, Teen Violence, Teens, Travel, UK with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 06/03/2010 by floroy1942

Good-bye Britain

It would seem those with the most common sense, and can afford it, are leaving Britain in droves. And why not? Statistics published today by the Home Office reveal that people over the age of 55 are emigrating as fast as they can get their bags packed. The main reasons are, fear of crime (but Gordon said…….), the weather, and the ‘creaking economy’. The Home Office graph shows the sharp rise in emigration since Labour came to power. No surprises there!

Only this last week Gordon Brown was castigating the Conservative Party for stoking people’s fear of crime in an effort to win the election. According to our erstwhile ‘I’m in touch with the people’ Prime Minister, this was all a pack of lies! Could it be then that all the emigrants are Tory voters who were conned by David Cameron?

Drunken Violence

Take a walk through the centre of any town or city of a Saturday evening if you dare. The drunken teenager culture so prevalent in English life today means you will more likely end up in the casualty department of your local hospital rather than back at home. When you consider that you are not even safe in your own home there has to be a point when people say enough is enough! But not to worry folks, it’s all Tory propaganda!

English Winter

No-one can fault people for wanting to get away from today’s dull, grey and wet English weather and exchange it for a life in the sun, you would be mad if you loved English weather! Like me, most over 50’s will remember when summer’s were real. First the awakening of Mother Nature after her winter sleep with the woods (we had them then) carpeted with snowdrops, daffodils and bluebells, followed by three months of balmy warm weather slowly moving into autumn and harvest time as the leaves turned all colours of brown. Not any more, climate change has taken care of that. Now the British people, and others, are faced with major storms, snow and ice, and not to forget the annual flooding that has become a main feature of English weather.

Spanish Winter

As far as the ‘creaking economy’ is concerned, life must surely be better somewhere else. Gordon Brown, along with the aid of the bankers, has driven the country into debt to the tune of billions of pounds, and its anybody’s guess as to when the economy will recover. But immigrants are still given thousands of pounds in handouts which they should not be entitled to (some to pay for the £2 million houses they are living in) just so Labour has their votes.

John Bull

Quite rightly, most people in this age group feel that Britain has lost its national identity and is unrecognisable from the country they grew up in. They have seen the gradual erosion of the British way of life, sucked out by the Labour Party since it came to power. In those far off days crime was so low that it wasn’t even necessary to lock your door when you went away on holiday. My grandparents never did, but try that today and you will find your house empty when you return.

The Home Office figures reveal that a staggering 42% of people over 55 wish to leave for sunnier climes, and 38% hope to do it in the next 5 years. The most favoured places for ex-pats are France, Spain and Cyprus, with many considering, or have moved to, Australia and New Zealand. It is certain that the unexpectedly high exodus of the moment is but a drop in the ocean compared to what it will be in five to ten years time. By then I fully expect the percentages to increase dramatically as people get so fed up with it all they do not even wait for retirement.

It all goes to prove that this once mighty and proud nation is finished. Ethnic Britons might just as well get out and leave the land to the immigrants and their ‘masters’, the Labour Party. History has shown that the glory of any nation is but transitory, and now it is the turn of Britain.

Last One? Turn Out the Lights!

I once joked, ‘Will the last Englishman to leave the country please turn out the lights’. Little did I realise the time for ‘lights out’ was so close. Sometime within the next twenty years the immigrant population in the UK will be high enough for them to take over completely and when that time comes I can see a mad scramble for the boats.

There will be many who think I am mad because of my views, but Hear Ye!, many people thought Enoch Powell was mad when he made his famous speech in the House of Commons, and he turned out to be right! History will prove one of us right!

I shouldn’t be so gloomy, after all at my age it hardly matters. Does it?

Roy.

The Squirrel and the Grasshopper – A Tale of Modern Times!

Posted in Human Rights, Immigrants, Insanity, Modern World, MP's with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 18/11/2009 by floroy1942

Does the following joke ring any bells? It should in today’s world!

The Squirrel and The Grasshopper

The Rest of the World Version.

The squirrel works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building and improving his house and laying up supplies for the winter.

The grasshopper thinks he’s a fool, and laughs, dances, and plays the summer away.

Come winter, the squirrel is warm and well fed. The shivering grasshopper has no food or shelter and dies out in the cold.

The End


The Australian Version.

The squirrel works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building and improving his house and laying up supplies for the winter. The grasshopper thinks he’s a fool, and laughs, dances, and plays the summer away. Come winter, the squirrel is warm and well fed.

A social worker finds the shivering grasshopper, calls a press conference and demands to know why the squirrel should be allowed to be warm and well fed while others less fortunate, like the grasshopper, are cold and starving.

ABC News shows up to provide live coverage of the shivering grasshopper; with cuts to a video of the squirrel in his comfortable warm home with a table laden with food.

The Australian press informs people they should be ashamed that in a country of such wealth, this poor grasshopper is allowed to suffer, while others have plenty.

The Labour Party, Greenpeace, Animal Rights, and The Grasshopper Housing Commission of Australia demonstrate in front of the squirrel’s house. The ABC, interrupting a cultural festival special from St Kilda with breaking news, broadcasts a multi cultural choir singing ‘We Shall Overcome’.

Bill Shorten rants in an interview with Laurie Oakes that the squirrel got rich off the backs of grasshoppers, and calls for an immediate tax hike on the squirrel to make him pay his ‘fair share’ and increases the charge for squirrels to enter Melbourne city centre.

In response to pressure from the media, the Government drafts the Economic Equity and Grasshopper Anti Discrimination Act, retroactive to the beginning of the summer. The squirrel’s taxes are reassessed. He is taken to court, and fined for failing to hire grasshoppers as builders for the work he was doing on his home, and an additional fine for contempt when he told the court the grasshopper did not want to work.

The grasshopper is provided with a Housing Commission house, financial aid to furnish it, and an account with a local taxi firm to ensure he can be socially mobile. The squirrel’s food is seized and re-distributed to the more needy members of society – in this case the grasshopper.

Without enough money to buy more food, to pay the fine and his newly imposed retroactive taxes, the squirrel has to downsize and start building a new home. The local authority takes over his old home and utilise it as a temporary home for asylum seeking cats who had hijacked a plane to get to Australia as they had to share their country of origin with mice. On arrival they tried to blow up the airport because of Australians’ apparent love of dogs.

The cats had been arrested for the international offence of hijacking and  attempted bombing, but were immediately released because the police fed them pilchards instead of salmon whilst in custody. Initial moves to make them return to their own country were abandoned because it was feared they would face death by the mice. The cats devise and start a scam to obtain money from people’s credit cards.

A 60 Minutes special shows the grasshopper finishing up the last of the squirrel’s food, though spring is still months away, while the Housing Commission house he is in, crumbles around him because he hasn’t bothered to maintain it. He is shown to be taking drugs. Inadequate government funding is blamed for the grasshopper’s drug ‘Illness’.

The cats seek recompense in the Australian courts for their treatment since arriving in Australia.

The grasshopper gets arrested for stabbing an old dog during a burglary to get money for his drugs habit. He is imprisoned but released immediately because he has been in custody for a few weeks. He is placed in the care of the probation service to monitor and supervise him. Within a few weeks he has killed a guinea pig in a botched robbery.

A commission of enquiry, that will eventually cost $10 million and state the obvious, is set up.

Additional money is put into funding a drug rehabilitation scheme for grasshoppers.

Legal aid for lawyers representing asylum seekers is increased.

The asylum seeking cats are praised by the government for enriching Australia’s multicultural diversity, and dogs are criticised by the government for failing to befriend the cats.

The grasshopper dies of a drug overdose. The usual sections of the press blame it on the obvious failure of government to address the root causes of despair arising from social inequity and his traumatic experience of prison. They call for the resignation of a minister.

The cats are paid $1 million each because their rights were infringed when the government failed to inform them there were mice in Australia.

The squirrel, the dogs and the victims of the hijacking, the bombing, the burglaries and robberies have to pay an additional percentage on their credit cards to cover losses, their taxes are increased to pay for law and order, and they are told that they will have to work beyond 65 because of a shortfall in government funds.

The End


Like the old cowboy said: “Thur’s truth in them thur wurds!!!!!”

It doesn’t take a dimwit to see the comparison between this tale and the current way of things in many ‘liberalised’ countries with their excess of ‘human rights’ and ‘politically correct’ ideas.

The ways of the modern world are myriad – mostly insane!

Roy.

Who Started the Fires of Hell?

Posted in Europe, Forests, Insanity, Spain, UK, USA with tags , , , on 09/02/2009 by floroy1942

It is totally inconceivable that anyone in their right minds could unleash a thing like the Australian bushfires on anyone. But, according to the news reports it has happened!

Many of the fires that have swept across the south-eastern part of Australia, are now under criminal investigation because authorities are convinced that some have been started deliberately.

Prime Minister Rudd has already called it mass murder, and it is certain that the public backlash to this will be fierce once the fires have been put out, and rightly so.

Twisted people start forest fires for a variety of reasons, some because they are sick, i.e. pyromaniacs, and some for profit. The latter are by far the worst because they do it for financial gain.

This type of crime is not restricted to Australia. Last year dozens of fires swept across parts of Spain, Portugal, Greece, and California in the United Sates. Many, according to the authorities, were started deliberately, probably by unscrupulous people who’s sole interest was to obtain land for building, and others who thought it was fun.

In Spain in particular, the law does not allow building on forested land that is protected, but if the forest disappears??? Good enough reason for unscrupulous building companies to start fires so there will no longer be a forest, and then a few backhanders to corrupt officials and the deed is done. It would not surprise me at all if the same practices were not carried out in other forest fire prone countries.

I am not sure how many people lost their lives in the European and Californian fires last year, but many lost their homes. What makes this Australian event so despicable is the huge loss of life, and entire towns that have gone up in flames.

One thing is certain, the public outrage at these acts will force the government to bring all their resources to bear on the criminals who have perpertrated this act of wilfull destruction and murder. I have no doubt that if they are caught, their sentences will be severe, as they should be. I am sure many of those who have lost loved ones, and/or all their possesions, would willingly douse these people in petrol and set them alight, but thank goodness we have the law to deal with them. Many would say however that prison is too good for them.

Smile at someone today. You may get one back.

Roy.

Is Free Speech Dying?

Posted in Britain, England, Europe, Free Speech, Human Rights, Insanity, Justice, Modern World, UK with tags , , , , , on 06/02/2009 by floroy1942

In today’s news we hear all about the ‘Gaff’ made by Jeremy Clarkson during an interview in Australia when he called Gordon Brown “A one-eyed Scottish idiot”!

Together with co-hosts James May and the delightful Richard Hammond, Jeremy has made Top Gear the number one automobile programme in the world which has its off spins in many countries. If you have ever watched Jeremy’s programme, you will know he is one of the most irreverent presenters on TV. No-one is immune from his remarks, not his guests, his audience, or his co-presenters. His ready wit has endeared him to millions of faithful followers world-wide – and dropped him in more hot water than a teabag.

Today, oh how quick were the maggots crawling out of the woodwork to denounce him. Anyone who had a hankering to be on the news came out and roundly castigated him for his off-the-cuff remark! An English Labour MP, and a Scottish Labour MP who hardly anyone has ever heard of outside of Scotland, and believe it or not, The Royal National Institute for Blind People.

Some MP’s just love an excuse to get themselves in the news, but the RNIBP? Come on people, Jeremy never said a word about blind people, his remark was aimed at the P.M. and no-one else! How do you justify saying that all blind people have been insulted by the remark? It’s too ridiculous for words!

Most remarkable was the statement issued by the P.M’s Office at No. 10 who said, and I quote: Clarkson “is entitled to his own interpretation of the economic circumstances”. For this one-liner I take my hat off to Gordon Brown and his people. They at least have a grown-up attitude. I doubt Gordon Brown will be losing any sleep over the remark, which after all was aimed at him personally. I am sure most people who heard it probably had a good laugh and then promptly forgot about it. Thankfully, the BBC also has common sense, as they will not be taking any further action after the apology made by Clarkson.

You can bet yesterday’s underwear that many people will start watching the show now just to find something to complain about. Shame on You!

But is all this really necessary? Whatever happened to Free Speech, that cherished ideal of enlightened nations who are so quick to condemn other nations for its lack? Have we become so narrow-minded and bitter as a society, that all we can do is search for something to complain about.

Comparisons have been made with the Jonathon Ross affair a short time ago, but to my mind, that was different because it was a deliberate attack over a period of several minutes, which caused mental stress in the receiver by making lewd comments about that person’s daughter. If anyone said such things about my daughter I’d give them a knuckle sandwich. So there! Ross, to my mind, got off too lightly. Comparing that to Jeremy’s off-the-cuff remark, which was in no way premeditated, is outrageous.

Yes, there is a limit to what you can say in public and in the written word, but the basic ideal of free speech means you can give your opinion on any subject, with the proviso, that you cause no physical or mental harm to a person. This is where Ross overstepped the mark, but calling someone an idiot does not, even a one-eyed one!

It’s all a storm in a teacup anyway, but it’s starting to happen more often that totally unrelated people get in a huff about something that doesn’t concern them. Mostly to blame are the Bleeding Heart Pressure Groups that are crawling out of the woodwork and want to be heard. They complain about everything – even golliwogs on jam pots and nursery rhymes.

Bit by bit, they are eroding the civil liberties we all take for granted, and for whom millions have died in past conflicts. If the dead of two World Wars could see what we have become, they would ask: ‘What did we give our lives for?’

God help us all!

Roy

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