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Would You Call Your Child Pilot Inspektor?

Posted in America, Britain, Child Abuse, Children, Europe, Insanity, Modern World, News, Parenting with tags , , , , on 30/08/2016 by floroy1942

It seems we are heading into the realms of dumb, sheer stupidity when it comes to naming our children these days. I just read an article where some of the most ridiculous names ever invented have been given to celebrity children. Who are these people trying to kid?

Jason Lee With Pilot Inspektor

Jason Lee With Pilot Inspektor

There are better ways of getting your name in the papers than giving your children such idiotic names. Some of them may sound cute when the child is still a baby, but what happens when they get to schools age, of even worse, when they are adults. I would be utterly ashamed to have to tell, for example, the tax man or a prospective boss that my name is Pilot Inspektor. Have people totally lost it these days?

Here are some of the other names that celebrities have given their children:

Blue Ivy Carter (Beyonce and Jay Z)

 Little River Rocket joins siblings Daisy Boo, Petal Blossom, Poppy Honey and Buddy Bear

Little River Rocket joins siblings Daisy Boo, Petal Blossom, Poppy Honey and Buddy Bear

River Rocket (Jamie and Jools Oliver)

North and Saint West (Kim and Kanye West)

Jagger Snow (Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross)

Rocket Zot (Sam Worthington and Lara Bingle Worthington)

Sparrow James Midnight (Nicole Richie and Joel Madden)

Apollo Bowie Flynn (Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale)

Maple Sylvie (Jason Bateman)

Apple (Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow)

Sailor Gene (Liv Tyler and Dave Gardner)

Cricket and Birdie - Two Sisters

Cricket and Birdie – One of Two Sisters

Cricket and Birdie (Busy Philipps and Marc Silverstein)

Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence Thurman-Busson (Uma Thurman and Arpad Busson)

Reign Disick (Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick)

Banjo Patrick Taylor (Rachel Griffiths)

Briar Rose (Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen)

Bingham ‘Bing’ Hawn Bellamy (Kate Hudson and Matt Bellamy)

Buzz Michelangelo Fletcher

Buzz Michelangelo Fletcher

Buzz Michelangelo Fletcher (Tom Fletcher and Giovanna Fletcher)

Titan Jewell (Kelly Rowland and Timothy Witherspoon)

Bodhi Ransom (Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green)

Blue Ivy Carter (Beyonce and Jay Z)

I can just imagine some of these poor kids introducing themselves to their new friends, “Hi my name is Rocket Zot Worthington but you can call me Rocket!”, an utterance that would be swiftly followed by howls of laughter.

I have no idea how this stupid craze started, but I am sure the kids will regret it when they get older. They have my sympathy.

Roy.

 

 

WE WAS BRUNG UP PROPER !

Posted in America, Britain, British Humour, Canada, Children, England, Modern World, News, Senior Citizen, Teens with tags , , , , on 14/09/2015 by floroy1942

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THOSE WHO WERE BORN IN THE 1930’s 1940’s, 50’s, and 60’s!
First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they carried us and lived in houses made of asbestos…They took aspirin, ate blue cheese, raw egg products, loads of bacon and processed meat, tuna from a can, and didn’t get tested for diabetes or cervical cancer. Then after that trauma, our baby cots were covered with bright coloured lead-based paints.

1We had no child-proof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets or shoes, not to mention, the risks we took hitchhiking.
As children, we would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags.
We drank water from the garden hose and NOT from a bottle.
Take away food was limited to fish and chips, no pizza shops, McDonalds, KFC, Subway or Nandos…
Even though all the shops closed at 6.00pm and didn’t open on a Sunday, somehow we didn’t starve to death!
We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and NO ONE actually died from this.
We could collect old drink bottles and cash them in at the corner store and buy Toffees, Gobstoppers, Bubble Gum and some bangers to blow up frogs with.
We ate cupcakes, white bread and real butter and drank soft drinks with sugar in it, but we weren’t overweight because……..WE WERE ALWAYS OUTSIDE PLAYING!!
2We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on. No one was able to reach us all day. And we were O.K.
We would spend hours building our go-carts out of old prams and then ride down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. We built tree houses and dens and played in river beds with matchbox cars.
We did not have PlayStation’s, Nintendo Wii , X-boxes, no video games at all, no 999 channels on SKY no video/dvd films, no mobile phones, no personal computers, no Internet or Internet chat rooms……….WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!

We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no Lawsuits from these accidents.

Only girls had pierced ears!

We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever.

You could only buy Easter Eggs and Hot Cross Buns at Easter time…

We were given air guns and catapults for our 10th birthdays,

We rode bikes or walked to a friend’s house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just yelled for them!
Mum didn’t have to go to work to help dad make ends meet because we didn’t need to keep up with the Jones’s!

3Not everyone made the rugby/football/cricket/netball team. Those who didn’t had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that!! Getting into the team was based on MERIT

Our teachers used to hit us with canes and gym shoes and throw the blackboard rubber at us if they thought we weren’t concentrating .
We can string sentences together and spell and have proper conversations because of a good, solid three R’s education.
Our parents would tell us to ask a stranger to help us cross the road.
The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of……..They actually sided with the law!

4Our parents didn’t invent stupid names for their kids like ‘Kiora’ and ‘Blade’ and ‘Ridge’ and ‘Vanilla’ and ‘Tiger’

We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned HOW TO DEAL WITH IT ALL !

And if YOU are one of them! CONGRATULATIONS!
You might want to share this with others who have had the luck to grow up as kids, before the lawyers and the government regulated our lives for our own good.

My thanks to the anonymous writer and the friend who sent it to me through the e-mail.

‘Til next time.

Roy.

A Canadian Local Mayor Refuses To Remove Pork From A School Canteen Menu

Posted in Britain, Canada, Christianity, David Cameron, Immigration, Islamic Revolution, Muslim, News, Religion, UK with tags , , , , on 10/08/2015 by floroy1942

I don’t know about you, but I am sick and tired of all the Muslim immigrants making demands of schools, local councils, and the government that we should change our ways to suit them.

The Future

The Future

For example, it makes me angry every time I hear Muslims demanding that all pork be removed from school meals because pork offends them. Ok! So it offends them, but they don’t have to eat it, and our children have the right to do so if they choose. At least you would think so would you not?

Muslim-Schools-Ban-Our-CultureBut what happens? Here all the schools immediately drop pork from the menu to satisfy these people! It is not right, but we have too many appeasers in our society who are doing everything they can to please the Muslims  and are damaging the country and the British way of life.

I was therefore very proud to read of the Canadian Mayor of Dorval who sent the following letter to all Muslim families who attended school.

Muslim parents have demanded the abolition of pork in all the school canteens of a Montreal suburb. It seems it is offensive to the Muslim families and shows much disrespect.
The mayor of the Montreal suburb of Dorval, has refused, and the town clerk sent a note to all parents in the municipality to explain why.

The following is what the note stated:
“Muslims must understand that they have to adapt to Canada and Quebec, its customs, its traditions, its way of life, because that is where they chose to immigrate. They must understand that they have to integrate and learn to live in Quebec. They must understand that it is for them to change their lifestyle, not the Canadians who so generously welcomed them.
They must understand that Canadians are neither racist nor xenophobic, they accepted many immigrants before Muslims (Whereas the reverse is not true, in that ALL Muslim states do not accept non-Muslim immigrants.).
They must also understand that, no more than other nations, Canadians are not willing to give up their identity nor their culture. And if Canada is a land of welcome, it is not just the Mayor of Dorval who welcomes foreigners, but the Canadian-Quebecois people as a whole.
Finally, they must understand that in Canada (Quebec) with its Judeo-Christian roots, Christmas trees, churches and religious festivals, religion must remain in the private domain. Therefore, the municipality of Dorval was right to refuse any concessions to Islam and Sharia.
“For Muslims who disagree with secularism and do not feel comfortable in Canada, there are 57 beautiful Muslim countries in the world, most of them under-populated and ready to receive them with open halal arms in accordance with Shariah law. If you left your country for Canada, and not for other Muslim countries, it is because you have considered that life is better in Canada than elsewhere. So, ask yourself the question, just once, Why is it better here in Canada than where you come from? A canteen with pork is part of the answer.”

When people emigrate to our country it is not for us to make concessions to satisfy their beliefs, it is for them to adapt to our way of life – or leave.

The Muslim Message For Britain

The Muslim Message For Britain

Ever since the traitor Tony Blair raised the gates and let everyone from the whole world in we have had this problem with the Muslims. They refuse to adapt to our way of life but insist that we change ours to accommodate them. Sadly, there are those wimps in the British population who think we should. These idiots turned on their own people to satisfy a bunch of foreigners who are intent on changing our way of life to their own. If I had my way they would all be locked up as traitors.

I must admit I did like the “Canadians are not willing to give up their identity nor their culture”, for that is exactly what we are doing in Britain today. Bit by bit we are bending over backwards to appease these people by giving them everything they want. Pretty soon the country will not be recognized as a Christian country anymore.

Wrong Approach David!

Wrong Approach David!

We are playing into the hands of the Muslims bit by bit, and as their numbers grow, at some time in the future the whole country will become Islamic. The reason for this is that no-one, not local councils, and certainly not the government, is willing to stand up to these people and tell them the truth – like the mayor of Dorval!

Roy.

The Bell Tolls For Thee!

Posted in America, Britain, Conservation, Environment, European Union, Modern World, News, Oceans, Politics, United Nations with tags , , , , on 21/06/2015 by floroy1942

Its not until you get really old and have experienced the changes that have overtaken the world and its people, that you get some idea of what the future could be.  What will life be like in fifty or a hundred years time? That is a question many people would love to know the answer to, but as we all  know, unless someone invents a time machine that is impossible.

Our Ailing Planet

Our Ailing Planet

The only ones who can give us any idea of the future are the scientists who study life on Earth, our environment, and the changes taking place on an annual basis. Right now they are warning us of terrible changes that will happen in the years to come.

Age Of The Dinosaur

Age Of The Dinosaur

This planet has always been home to not only humans, but thousands of species of creatures that share this world with us. Throughout its history there have been major changes in this world’s inhabitants, like for example the dinosaur age that ended 65 million years ago with an asteroid colliding with Earth. After that cataclysmic event life almost had to start again.

We as a species have developed and become dominant in the social order of things, so why are we hell-bent on destroying our home. Scientists from the universities of  Stanford, Princeton and Berkeley have issued a report which says in effect, “We are now entering the sixth great mass extinction event.” Bold words indeed, for it says that humanity will not be around for much longer in Earth history terms.

The Majority View

The Majority View

I can well imagine that the majority of the public who took the time to read the article will have scoffed and declared the report pure nonsense. But just take the time to think about it in more than cursory terms. Think about the way the human race is today, how we are slowly but surely destroying everything nature has built up over millions of years.

Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Katrina

People also scoff at the idea of climate change, but again, think about it. When in our recent history have we had such droughts as in Central USA, California, or the United Kingdom among many other parts of the world? When was the last time we had hurricanes the size of Katrina a few years ago, typhoons that ravaged many Far Eastern countries, and so many since then? When was the last time countries like the USA, Britain and some central European states among many others had massive flooding? When was the last time the the Arctic and Antarctic ice retreated so far? The answer is – Not in living memory!

Think what you like, but all these events are abnormal in the recent history of man, and signal dramatic changes in the Earth’s environment. These changes are being brought about by us because of our uncaring attitude to this planet we call home, to greed, to over-population and ignorance.

Gerardo Ceballos

Gerardo Ceballos

Gerardo Ceballos, the lead author said, “If it is allowed to continue, life would take many millions of years to recover and our species itself would likely disappear early on.” Professor Paul Ehrlich, another of the lead authors, said: “Without any significant doubt … we are now entering the sixth great mass extinction event. There are examples of species all over the world that are essentially the walking dead. We are sawing off the limb that we are sitting on.”

The main concern of the scientists is that mankind is killing off much of the animal and plant-life on the planet and that can only lead to our extinction. Every creature, plant and human on the planet is inter-dependent for survival despite what most people think.

Burning The Rain Forest In Brazil

Burning The Rain Forest In Brazil

Nature is a finally balanced instrument, like for example trees. Without trees there would be no life on this planet at all, although few think of that. Along with the oceans, trees provide the one essential to life on this planet – oxygen! But what are we doing, many of the old forests and wooded areas in developed countries have disappeared thanks to agriculture requirements. We are also destroying huge swathes of these life-giving essentials by chopping down or burning massive areas of our tropical forests like the Amazon, Africa and the Far East, and for what, greed!

Even the humble bee is essential to life on the planet because it is necessary for plant growth through pollination, but we are poisoning them at an unprecedented rate with our chemical pesticides, and many other essential species of insect I might add. Science has estimated that they could disappear completely within the next three generations.

Fields In My Day - Surrounded By Hedgerows

Fields In My Day – Surrounded By Hedgerows

In my youth almost all fields were bordered by hedgerows that were teeming with animals, birds and insects. The birds in particular kept down the pests that invaded our crops, but once the hedgerows had been ripped out to increase profit, man found a better way, spraying them with often deadly chemicals. This removal of the hedgerows annihilated the many species that lived in them and did such a valuable job. And I might add, the crop spraying started poisoning us.

These are the kind of changes that are being highlighted by the scientists, for they say that animal species have been dying off 114 times faster since 1900 than at any time in Earth’s history. The report says, “In the last 115 years, over 400 more vertebrates (animals with backbones) have vanished than would normally be expected – including 69 mammals, 80 birds, 24 reptiles, 146 amphibians and 158 fish species. Today, more than 26% of all mammalian species and 41% of all amphibians are in danger of being wiped out.”

Value Of Rhino Horn

Value Of Rhino Horn

You only have to look at the plight of elephants and rhinoceros in Africa that are being consigned to history at an ever increasing rate by poachers. Kill an elephant and sell its tusks to some Far Eastern trader who will then make a ‘miracle’ cure for the masses that has no medicinal value whatsoever. So we destroy an entire species for what – nothing, except profit! What will these people do when there are no more elephants or rhino’s, probably turn to some other species and then proceed to wipe them out too.

World's Top Polluters

World’s Top Polluters

Many people will say, “So what. We are still here.” But they forget about the interdependency between species and plant life on the planet. Its like having a completed jigsaw in front of you, and then someone starts taking away pieces one by one. Very soon the picture is hard to recognize for what it is.

As the population of Earth continues to explode, areas that were the habitats of essential animals and insect life are being swallowed up and increase the annihilation of these species.

Ocean Pollutants

Ocean Pollutants

As we continue to pollute and rape the seas of its life we are hastening the end for all life on the planet. Some ship captains think nothing of flushing out their oil or chemical tanks and dumping the contents into the ocean. None of them think about the harm they are doing to the fish stocks that we eat. In Japan the favourite dish is Sushi (raw fish), little do they know that most fish caught in the oceans these days have a high level of mercury because of man’s continued contamination. Personally, I would not eat Sushi if you gave it to me for free.

The Affects Of Climate Change

The Affects Of Climate Change

You can look at your own uninterrupted daily life and think this is all hogwash because it does not affect you in the slightest, but what of your children and their children. What sort of world are we leaving them? If you do not see past the current problems and try to do something about them you are condemning your children, and their descendants, to a very hard life, or no life at all!

What About Us?

What About Us?

I know that it is hard for the average person to make big changes, that is up to the politicians (Heaven help us), but we can all contribute in the way we dispose of rubbish, when we are shopping by refusing plastic bags for example and minimizing car use by taking the bus. Small things but on a national scale they all help. The main thing we can all do is make the politicians take heed, and put forward some concrete proposals that will help save our species.

There can be little doubt that if the human race is to continue on this planet many things have to change, like social attitudes and caring for nature. We have to stop being the most destructive force on the planet, and start thinking about the life of future generations.

Roy.

An American Woman Takes On Islam – Head On!

Posted in America, Arab, Britain, Child Abuse, Europe, Free Speech, Immigrants, News, Religion, Sharia Law with tags , , , , on 05/12/2014 by floroy1942
As True Today As It Was Then

As True Today As It Was Then

Occasionally we come across women who have more ‘balls’ than the majority of men, and in this case, governments. In many countries like Britain, the USA and many others across the western world, governments do whatever they can to appease Muslims and are practically giving them a free ride to take over the country in twenty or thirty years.

Those citizens who do not ‘toe the line’ are punished by the law. This is particularly true in Britain where Muslims can demonstrate on the street openly for Sharia Law and spew hate for the country and the people that feed, clothe and house them, but should a British person set up a soapbox and say anything against Muslims they are immediately arrested under Tony Blair’s Racism Laws.

Ann In Action

Ann In Action

It therefore nice when someone has the guts to stand up and say publicly what we all think. This is the case with an American woman called Ann Barnhardt from Colorado in the USA who works as a livestock and grain commodity broker and marketing consultant.

A Pompous Muslim Appeaser

A Pompous Muslim Appeaser

During a particularly nauseous TV interview, an American Senator named Lindsey Graham advocated for Sharia Law and the punishing of American citizens who “disrespected” the Islamic political system and its manifesto, the Koran (much like Britain today). He believed that America should put the 1st Amendment on hold when talking about Muslims and Islam so as not to offend them.

This Lindsey character sounds a lot like many of our own politicians, but in this on-line video Lindsey tore his argument to pieces.

Ann In Action

Ann In Action

In a second video she took the bold step of bookmarking certain hate-filled passages from the Koran with strips of bacon, unclean to Islam, and read out these passages before ripping them out and burning them. So she in effect committed two cardinal sins in Islam for which she could be hung or stoned to death. Ann then proceeded to taunt the Islamic faithful by giving them her address in case they wanted to come looking for revenge. Most certainly a gutsy lady.

Here is what she had to say about Islam, and it is certainly worth taking the time to watch:

The videos were released in 2011 so for many this is old news, but as I have only just heard about it, it seemed worth writing about. I certainly have to admire the lady for her forthrightness and bravery.

She did receive one death threat from a Muslim for her blasphemy with the following words:

To: annbarnhardt

Re: Watch your back


I’m going to kill you when I find you. Don’t think I won’t, I know where you and your parents live and all I’ll need is one phone call to kill you all…..mufcadnan123

Losing It

Losing It

Her reply was to give the unknown assassin complete directions on how to find her house with the warning that he should wear body armour because she had new ammunition that she wanted to try out. She further went on to insult him, saying: “you are a miserable, trembling coward, I realize that you probably are incapable of actually following up on any of your threats without losing control of your bowels and crapping your pants while simultaneously sobbing yourself into hyperventilation.” Well, if that’s not rubbing it in I don’t know what is.

Mohammed

Mohammed

On the subject of Mohamed she went on to say:  “Why don’t you contact the main mosque here in Denver and see if some of the local mastoids here in town would be willing to carry out your attack for you? After all, this is what your “perfect man”, the prophet, Mohamed did (pig excrement be upon him). You see, Mohamed, being a miserable coward and a con artist, would send other men into battle to fight on his behalf. Mohamed would stay at the BACK of the pack and let the stupid, ignorant suckers like you, that he had conned into his political cult do the actual fighting and dying. Mohamed would then fornicate with the dead men’s wives and children.” Phew! Strong enough to bring Mohamed back from the grave.

Muslims Block Roads At Prayer Time

Muslims Block Roads At Prayer Time

As I have often written in the past, the western world is in danger from the Muslim influence in our societies, and to date governments are afraid to attack it head-on. Meanwhile, the people of those countries overrun by Muslim immigrants, like Britain in particular, are reaching the stage where if the government does not do something to curb the Muslim immigrant population, then eventually they will. It is just a matter of time.

Self Explanatory

Self Explanatory

The people are getting tired of, for example, Muslim rape gangs that are terrorizing non-Muslim women. In the town of Rochester alone 1,400 non-Muslim girls have been raped by Muslims between 1997 and 2013, a report has found. Children as young as 11 were raped by multiple perpetrators, abducted, trafficked to other cities in England, beaten and intimidated.

Tower Hamlets London

Tower Hamlets London

Do not think for a minute that I hate Muslims, for I most emphatically do not, provided they are willing to integrate properly into our society and learn the language. But in Britain in particular, it is galling to know there are areas of many cities and towns in the country where a white person dare not set foot for fear of being attacked by Muslims. Sharia Law has overtaken many areas of our big cities like Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester, and Tower Hamlets in London where ordinary people are being harassed by Muslim Sharia patrols on the streets at night.

Without doubt this is not a situation that can continue before something snaps and we see riots and fighting in the streets. Its the old old saying: Beware the viper in thy bosom!

Roy.

Time To Stop This ‘Racist’ Madness

Posted in Britain, England, Europe, Human Rights, Immigration, Modern World, News, Political Correctness, Politics, UK with tags , , , on 19/01/2014 by floroy1942

The racist crowd have finally reached a new high in their campaign. In Sweden they have forced a popular manufacturer to stop selling certain bags of sweets because they contain liquorice made to look like ethnic masks or facial representations resembling primitive African, Asian or Native American art. Are these people barmy or what?

Had They Been White No-one Would Have Said A Word!

It seems these nutters, I can think of no other word for them right now, have finally fallen off their trolley! Sweden is normally considered a quiet placid country where they bother no-one, and the country is seldom heard of in the news. It seems however that many people claimed on the internet that the sweets in question were racist, and that forced the boss of Haribo Sweden to remove the ‘offending’ articles from production. When questioned by reporters, the head of Haribo Sweden Ola Dagliden told AFP, “We decided that we could keep the product while removing the parts that certain consumers found offensive,”

Pretty soon I can see liquorice being totally banned just because its a black substance. Perhaps we should also ban the use of coal, tar for the roads, black plastic and paint just because of their colour!

Did This Turn Our Children Into Rampant Racists?

If this had happened in the UK I could well believe it because we have more than our share of idiots. Years ago they were successful in getting the children’s nursery rhyme ‘Baa Baa Black Sheep’ banned for being offensive. How on earth did they reach that conclusion? Were they perhaps afraid that a nursery rhyme about black sheep would turn our small children into hardened racists?

The Robertson’s Golly

In 2002 they also forced a well-known jam manufacturer (Robertson’s) to remove the small golliwog that adorned their jars for 150 years. Obviously they were afraid that anyone using Robertson’s jam would immediately start calling all coloured people ‘Golliwog’. Too stupid for words.

Thanks to the traitor Tony Blair and his bunch of crooks who introduced these racist laws, it seems we can be arrested for even mentioning the world black in any pretext! Maybe they would be happier if the word was eradicated from the English language completely.

BLACK! BLACK! BLACK! There I’ve said it! Now I suppose there is an international arrest warrant out for me!

Is That Black Oil – You Raving Racist!

I find it stupid for governments to be pandering to these extremely narrow-minded and dumb people. They jumped on Blair’s bandwagon without realising that the only reason for the law was to stifle criticism of his open border policy, and the hordes of immigrants that took advantage of it. Blair may be the biggest asshole in the history of Britain but he was cunning.

Anyway, back to the main theme. I find it hard to grasp how ordinary people can be taken in by such stupidity as to call a black coloured sweet intended for children racist. Are they saying that all black people are like sweets? Hmmmm! I shall have to think on that one.

On the other side, why do black, er sorry, coloured people not shout racist when they see white sweets? I have seen them eat white sweets and chocolate and not a word is said except “That’s nice”.

I think its time to gather up all these twisted individuals and dump them on a small island in the Pacific where they can shout ‘Racist’ to their hearts content without upsetting anyone. By the way, I was referring to black paint earlier!

They Are Coming To Get Me!

They Are Coming To Get Me!

Oh dear, I just heard a loud knocking on our front door. I think it might be the police.

OK, I surrender! I did as a child repeat the nursery rhyme, and eat some liquorice, and later ate sandwiches with Robertson’s jam! Please don’t shoot me!

Have a nice day Y’all!

Roy.

The British Government Catches ‘Gay’ Fever

Posted in America, Britain, Child Abuse, Children, Europe, Government, Homosexuals, Modern World, Relationships, UK, USA with tags , , on 07/02/2013 by floroy1942

Last Tuesday the UK House of Commons gave their consent by a large majority to the introduction of homosexual marriage in Britain. This is indeed a sad day for the country, even though the decision is not final as it still has to go through the House of Lords. In my opinion, this issue has become so politicised that governments are bound to adopt any motion of this type because they think not to do so will hurt their chances of re-election.

The Seat Of Government - What Are These Idiots Thinking?

The Seat Of Government – What Are These Idiots Thinking?

The politicians who are responsible for running any country should be more respectful of the wishes of the electorate, and not be thinking purely in terms of the homosexual vote and their re-election chances. It is a sad indictment of politicians today that they think more of doing what they can to keep the masses voting for them than doing what is right for the country and its people. This is true of very many democratic countries, not just Britain. It is a fact that many countries have over the past ten years softened their stance on homosexual marriage but I still believe the majority are against it.

The Younger Generation May Be In Favour, Wiser Heads Are Not!

I am well aware this idea of homosexual marriage has been adopted by many other countries, but I am ashamed that it has got this far in Britain. The whole business of homosexuality has been pushed on the grounds of ‘human rights’ and any other excuse these ‘people’ can find to justify their behaviour, but it won’t wash with me, and many other upright citizens. The problem is we have been bombarded with the business of homosexuality from every angle, and I think many people have just got tired of it and put their hands up in surrender. They even want the right to marry in church for goodness sake, and we all know what God thinks of this issue: “Man shall not lie down with another man….etc”. If such a thing were ever to be allowed it would tear apart everything the church stands for.

Very Funny! Where Are The Police?

Very Funny! Where Are The Police? Do You Want Your Young Child To See This?

One thing I am thoroughly sick of is seeing these idiots cavorting on the streets in various levels of undress and shoving their deviance down the throats of ordinary people with their ‘Gay Parades’. Because they are ‘Gay’, they get away with things that you or I would immediately be arrested for. I know that if you ask many of those watching such an event what they think of it, the idiots among them will laugh and say its just a bit of harmless fun. But its not, its their way of trying to bring the public over to their side before they start pushing for more and more legislation in their favour.

My wife and I were visiting friends last Sunday evening, and during one conversation I asked him what he thought of homosexual marriage and adoption. He replied that he thought it was OK. So I followed this up by asking him if having two parents of the same sex would affect the psychological health of an adopted child. I pointed out that any child growing up with homosexuals would eventually come to realize that they were different from other families. It could lead to bullying in school and it would most likely end in the child itself becoming a homosexual. He stopped and thought for a few seconds, and then admitted he had never thought of that angle, and agreed that children could very well be seriously affected mentally by such an arrangement.

Now that the homosexual marriage act looks like becoming law, unless the Law Lords fail to approve it, you can bet your life the next thing ‘they’ will demand is the right to adopt children.  

If You Want Something To Care For Elton – GET A DOG!

I was thoroughly disgusted when Elton John first announced he was to become the father of a child, and equally so at the second announcement a short time ago that he now has another. Both were obviously conceived through a surrogate mother, i.e. a woman who had the children for him from donated sperm, and I am sure she had no qualms about doing it if she was paid enough money, which I am sure she must have been. Some people will do anything for money these days and Elton has very deep pockets.

I am well aware that homosexuality has been around for centuries, but I prefer the old days where it was not thrown in our faces. What are these people trying to do, turn the human race into bisexual beings at some time in the future? It’s all about me, me, me and what I want. It has nothing to do with the affects such a relationship will have on a child brought up by a homosexual couple.

He's My Mummy - I Think!

He’s My Mummy – I THINK!

I am afraid I do not agree with the so-called ‘experts’ who think that any child raised by two men will grow to be a normal person. How can they? I guess the couple will decide among themselves as to who will be ‘mummy’ and who will be father, but as a child reaches the age of understanding how can they look at a man and think of him as a woman when all their friends have a real woman to call mummy. What sort of reception are they going to get from their friends when ‘mummy’ comes and picks them up after school? How will their sexual orientation be guided by a father and a man posing as their mother?

What The General Public Think.

What The General Public Think.

Their ‘parents’ will of course teach them that there is nothing wrong in their relationship, so how will a young boy react when puberty is over and he start to think about girls, or heaven forbid, boys? Mentally they will be at a crossroads and I suspect they may not know which way to turn because they have been told that both are right? Naturally, their friends will be out looking for girls because they are normal, but an adolescent young male brought up by a homosexual couple will not know which way to turn. The same would be true for a girl brought up by a lesbian couple.

Dream On Boys!

Dream On Boys! You Need The Real Deal To Have A Child!

In many countries where this sort of atrocity is now allowed, in the future there will be a whole lot of kids who have been psychologically damaged simply by the fact that their parents are of the same sex. None of these children have yet grown old enough for there to be any definite evidence of these facts, but as they get older we will begin to see the results of these misbegotten laws.

I know I am not a psychiatrist, but to me it doesn’t take one to recognise the obvious pitfalls that will beset these children in the future. They have a very good chance of becoming to some extent ‘unbalanced’ by their position in society due to their upbringing. Not many of these children will be able to ‘leave the nest’ and lead a normal healthy heterosexual life after being brought up to believe that anything goes in this world.

Roy.

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.

India’s Poor Starve While Grain Rots By the Roadside

Posted in Children, Environment, Government Spending, Health, Human Rights, United Nations with tags , , , , , , on 13/05/2012 by floroy1942

The Indian government is surely responsible for one of the biggest scandals of modern times. Many of its 1.2 billion people, in particular children under five, are starving to death while food for millions is rotting in open storage areas because the country has run out of storage space.

Left To Rot While People Starve

A new report out today indicates that for nearly a year millions of tons of grain have been left to rot in outdoor storage areas because there is no more proper covered storage space in the country. In just one dump the sacks are piled 15ft high and covering an area the size of a football field.

India’s Disgrace!

India has seen bumper crops for four of the past five years, and production is expected to top 253 million tons this year which means next year will probably see the same thing happening. Meanwhile, millions suffer from mal-nourishment because they have no food, and children under the age of five are dying of hunger.

Personally, I find this a national disgrace in a country that finds it necessary to have nuclear weapons, and has recently put a satellite in orbit while millions of its people starve. It seems that the divide between the have’s and have not’s in India has reached epic proportions and nobody gives a damn!

As Usual It’s All About Money

The government says they have no more space to store the bumper crops because all the warehousing facilities are full, but to me this is not an excuse. This grain could be given, or even sold to the poor at subsidised prices, but this is not done ‘for fiscal reasons’. In other words, distributing the excess grain to the starving means there is no profit in it. Food Minister K.V. Thomas was quoted as saying last thursday that the government was taking “all necessary steps” to increase its storage capacities. This will of course take time, and in the meanwhile people are starving!

Opposition parties and even some members of the government are criticising the situation as a scandal, and so they should. “It is unfortunate that while people are dying of hunger, food grain is rotting in the open. We are confronting a serious food crisis, and the government is indifferent to this colossal waste,” said Sharad Yadav, a key opposition leader.

Indian Prime Minister

The government had been warned of the lack of storage space by the Food Corporation of India, the state-run agency responsible for purchasing grain, but nothing has been done. According to sources, the government was reluctant to allow an increase in grain exports for fear of political protests at a time when the country had been suffering double-digit inflation of food prices for most of the last year, and economists say selling the grain at subsidised prices would expand the fiscal deficit.

Activists have a different view. Biraj Patnaik, an adviser to India’s Supreme Court on food policy issues said: “The rotting of food grain is tantamount to criminal neglect in a country which has one of the highest rates of child malnutrition globally and the largest proportion of hungry people”. He went further by saying, “the government’s refusal to distribute the grain to the poor, holding it back to rot ‘purely on fiscal grounds, is particularly distressing.’. In the meantime, villagers near the rotting stockpiles are scavenging what they can save from the huge mountains of rotten grain.

Saving What They Can

There are people all over the third world who are dying needlessly from lack of food, so instead of letting so much staple food like wheat rot why can’t the government donate it to the UNHCR for example, for I am sure they would find a good use for it and quite probably save many lives.

It is indeed a sad indictment of our times when a government would rather see food rot than distribute it to the starving in their own country because such an action would not generate a profit. God help us all!

Roy.

Why Are Britain’s Children Unhappy?

Posted in Britain, Child Discipline, Children, Primary Schools, UK, USA with tags , , , , , , on 15/01/2012 by floroy1942

I was quite amazed to read the other day that half a million children in the UK are unhappy. But then I sat for a while and thought about it, and my conclusion was that I am surprised the number is so low!!

An Unhappy Child - But Why?

Many will ask what the current generation have to complain about, and then compare the material things children have these days with what they had when they were growing up. Considering that we live in a hugely materialistic world these days, where owning an iPad, iPod, 46in. colour TV or computer is supposed to make one happy, it will come as a shock to most that this is not what makes for happy children. According to a report from The Children’s Society, who interviewed 30,000 children between the ages of eight and sixteen, it is a loving atmosphere at home that ranks the highest with our children.

It is often said by ‘people-in-the-know’ that the most important thing is a two-parent family to ensure a childs happiness. Well, the report proves them wrong. When you think about it, as a child where would you rather grow up, in a home where mum and dad are always arguing, or with just a mum (or dad) who loves you to bits?  I think the answer would be the same for everyone.

Mother and Child At Play

I personally do not like the idea of a one-parent family because I feel there should be balance in a child’s early life, and balance comes from receiving guidance from a mother and a father. Secondly, I have always felt that after childbirth, a woman’s place is in the home for at least the first five to six years of a child’s life, not out working. I know, I can hear the indignant snorts and guffaws from here as you think to yourself, we can’t afford it! The wife has to work or we can’t afford our holiday in Spain. I can only say, for the sake of your child’s well-being perhaps you should consider Blackpool for a couple of years.

Many will ask why such a thing is necessary, but to me it seems very important to always have at least one parent at home when they are young. How else can you teach your child right from wrong, what is required from them, and most important, discipline?

Typical Creche

It does no good to hand your child over to a virtual stranger at the local crèche every day and expect them to teach your child the essentials in life and how to behave. The mother, or alternatively the father, should be with the child every day at least until they start Primary School, for by that time you will have taught them how to behave, what is acceptable and what is not, and of course discipline. Chief among these things, a parent will have shown the child love and a caring attitude that is crucial to forming the future character of a child.

The report also highlighted a stable home as being highly beneficial to a child’s well-being. It does the child no good if a single mother changes her partner as often as she changes her underwear. Constant change within the family unit was found to be very detrimental, whereas a stable household was considered most beneficial, contributing much to a childs’ happiness.

Arguing? - The Child Feels It Too!

A surprising fact that came out of the survey is that children as young as eight fully understand what is going on when mum and dad discuss money problems in their presence, and it depresses them. Children can be surprisingly sensitive to their surroundings, and what is going on or being said in front of them. I believe that in the very young its more the tone of voice that gets through, especially when they don’t understand the words, and a few unguarded sentences in front of young children like “How on earth are we going to pay the TV licence next week” (desperation) gets picked up whether we want it to or not.

As children get older they start to worry about their looks, which often makes them unhappy. A young boy or girl with the infamous spots breaking out on their face will start to feel insecure, which leads to a general feeling of low self-esteem and unhappiness. Children like to be one of the herd, they like to belong to a group and feel valued within that group. If they have fewer clothes, gadgets, or less pocket-money than their friends they feel insecure and a reduced feeling of ‘belonging’ can lead to depression.

The Curse of Growing Up

Not quite being able to keep up with your ‘friends’ is also the best way of attracting bullies, which not so strangely, is another reason children today are unhappy. In every school in the land, on every street there are the bullies. They are a plague that young people could best do without, for they cause indescribable misery for tens of thousands of children every day and was listed in the survey as a significant cause of unhappiness in today’s children.

1950 - Playing Cowboys and Indians

Its a hard life being a child these days. In my day it was all about playing and generally having fun, but today its more about ‘keeping up with the Jones’s’, trying to please your friends, and getting the latest smartphone first so as to become the centre of attraction (if only for a short while) . Times have changed and so have a child’s priorities.

Let's Make Them All Happy

The most important thing any child needs in life is a loving family, a safe and positive environment, the right conditions for them to learn and grow, and self-respect. Given these things any child will grow to be a happy, self-assured and thoughtful adult. All we have to do is provide them with these things!!!!  Good Luck!

Roy.

Crazy! You Couldn’t Make It Up – Series 1 Episode 11

Posted in Britain, Children, England, Germany, Insanity, Modern World, Police, Spain, Traffic, UK with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on 25/06/2011 by floroy1942

Its been a while since the nonsense post appeared so now its  time for an update. Looking through our local Marbella English newspaper, I came across a few snippets that fit right in with this series of posts on crazy news reports and so I thought to share them with you.

Not To Worry - Your Local Council Has Everything Under Control

In Leicester England someone apparantly walked in to the local town hall and asked how the council’s emergency plan would deal with a ‘Zombie’ invasion. Hmmm! However, a town hall spokesman, sorry spokesperson, has assured citizens that the current emergency measures would be sufficient to cover such a situation should it occur, and that any zombies running amok through the streets would be severely dealt with. I guess the people of Leicester can at least sleep soundly in their beds, knowing that should any ‘undead’ ever attack the city, the council has the whole situation in hand. Nice to know!

Ever Get The Feeling Its Too Late?

On the Isle of Lewis in Scotland a businessman tore up a handful of £20 notes and flushed them down the toilet thinking they were forgeries. He later found out they were real and you can only imagine what must have gone through his mind. Scots are well known for being, shall I say, thrifty, and for one to lose a lot of money in this way must have brought him close to suicide. Ah well! It’s only money – Boo Hoo!

Just Don't Take My Ear Off!

A London barber has set a new record for the number of haircuts in twentyfour hours. He managed to crop a total of 526 clients within the period, which averages out at one every three minutes. Speed is one thing, but I hope his competance matched his speed for I don’t think I would have wanted to be in the last fifty – “Ouch! You Bugger. That’s my ear!!”

Where Did You Get Your Licence?

You wouldn’t believe it unless you heard it here first of course, but a Bavarian (German) woman was picked up by police. She was driving on a Hungarian driving licence which she obtained using a fake Filipino licence. She has never had a driving test in her life, but the crazy thing is, the police can do nothing about it because of a loophole in the law. She escaped prosecution and was allowed to go her merry way. “Drive carefully ye hear, and ya’ll have a nice day!”

Its All Tax!

Without a doubt, the Danes are a strange race. The people of Denmark are among the highest taxed in the EU and it shows. Their social services and other state run services are among the best on the continent. What is strange however, is that a huge 64% of them are against lowering the taxes after the election due to take place later this year. I have to admit I have never heard that before in my life, and it is unusual because life in Denmark is very expensive. Ah Well! So long as everyone is happy and I am sure the future government will be glad to hear no-one will be going on strike against high taxes!

Come On Dad! Bring It On! I'll Smash Yer Face In!

In Malaga, which is just up the road aways from us, the Public Prosecutor has informed everyone that incidences of parents being beaten up by their small children is on the rise. He said that the number of minors attacking their parents had risen to 214 in the year ending last December. Policeman: “Yes Sir. What can I do for you? – My My! How did you get all those bruises on your face, and who broke your arm?” Father: “You think this is bad, you should see my wife”. Policeman: OK Sir! Who did this to you and your wife? Father: “It was our son”. Policeman: “OK! Name?” Father: “Jose” Policeman: “And how old is your son?” Father: “Three!”!!!!

You Have To Respect Them - They Carry Guns!

One the hardest things to imagine is a stressed out Spanish policeman, but in Alhaurin de la Torre, a moutain town near Torremolinos, almost half the local force is currently off work due to stress. From what I see of Spanish police they seem the most laid back I have ever seen anywhere. They never appear to do very much except cruise around in their cars or on their motorcycles. Driving around you see the most ridiculous behaviour from some drivers, but the police seem content to ignore it all. So I can’t for the life of me imagine what they have to get stressed about. Maybe its the wife? Grrrr!

Whichever way you look at it, its a crazy world! Until next time.
Roy.

Smoking Versus Obesity – The Cost

Posted in Child Abuse, Children, Diabetes, England, Insanity, Modern World, Obesity, Overweight, Parenting, Teens, UK, USA with tags , , , , , , , , , on 29/08/2010 by floroy1942

For the last twenty years or so, smokers have been considered a legitimate target by health organizations, governments and ‘holier than thou’ pressure groups, all of whom have done their best to stop people lighting up. One of the many excuses touted was the cost to the health system of treating smoking related diseases.

Many years ago I gave my opinion on this issue and stated that the costs of obesity related diseases would eventually far outstrip those of smoking. Seems I was right!

A report issued this week by the British Medical Journal (BMJ) states that the number of Health Service patients receiving operations to reduce obesity in English hospitals has risen ten-fold in the last decade.

In 2000 the NHS performed just 238 operations to help people who were over-weight, this rose to 2,543 in 2007, the last year for which figures are available. You can bet your last dollar this number has increased significantly between 2007 and 2010.

The interesting point is, that these operations are only for those who need to lose weight, and do not cover operations and/or treatments for obesity related illnesses like diabetes, high blood pressure or heart problems.

Most of the operations were for ‘bypass’ or so-called ‘banding’, both of which are designed to reduce the amount of nutrients absorbed by the body. Put simply, a ‘bypass’ operation will re-route food into a small stomach pouch added by surgeons, and ‘banding’ entails placing an adjustable band around a portion of the stomach to reduce its size.

The reason given for this dramatic rise in operations is that obese patients are becoming more aware of the fact that surgical procedures can help them reduce weight.

Obesity in the UK, as in many other countries, has exploded during the last couple of decades as peoples standards of living increased, and they became less interested in their outward appearance. It is all about living the good life now-a-days and to hell with the consequences. The sad thing is, the consequences will not be denied.

Living on the Costa del Sol as I do, it amazes me how many of the tourists that come here are grossly overweight. They lay on the beaches like a herd of elephant seals endeavouring to get that perfect tan, before tottering back to their hamburgers, potato crisps and other fat laden foods, all the time wailing that it’s not their fault.

The most disturbing thing is the increase in tomorrow’s obese, i.e. the children. I find it scandalous that today’s parents do not make any effort to ensure their children don’t end up like them.

The number of obese people suffering from diabetes, high blood pressure and heart problems is rising year on year, and there are tens of thousands of future patients out there who will develop major health problems.

For the past half century, life expectancy has grown significantly in many nations, particularly the affluent west, but with the rise in obesity it is possible the trend will come to an abrupt halt until people realise the inherent dangers of eating too much.

In a few years time there is every possibility that the health system will be struggling to cope under the massive demand put on it by obese patients, and many an over-stretched hospital will be looking back at the ‘good old days’ when all they had to deal with were smoking related diseases.

Roy.

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