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Manchester Terror Attack

Posted in Afghanistan, America, Britain, European Union, Immigrants, Islamic State, Muslim, News, Teens, United Nations with tags , , , , on 23/05/2017 by floroy1942

499331f6e4796064ac25414f6782bafaEngland has suffered yet another terror attack, this time in Manchester. It took place at a pop concert by Ariana Grande that was attended by thousands of people. Currently we have 22 people and children who have died, and a further 55 injured, but the figure of the dead could rise.

This is yet another terrorist attack by the followers of Islam and in my view it has to stop. Young Muslims are being converted to acts of terror by the ISIS infiltrators in our countries and these people must be tracked down and killed or deported. Also, many Imams in mosques are preaching terrorism,and they too should be arrested and ejected from Europe.

The world has had to put up with this for long enough and it is time for rational action to track them down. The war against ISIS in Syria has gone on long enough, and concerted action must be taken by the United Nations to finally end this conflict. An international force is required to enter all countries and wipe out the terrorists. But still the United Nations sits on its fat backside and does nothing.

In my view, a major effort must be made by all nations to wipe out this terrorist threat, for if we do not it will only get worse. Already hundreds of thousands of people have died since ISIS first rose to power and there is no end in sight. How many more people must die to satisfy the bloodlust of ISIS? Also we have the terrorists in places like Nigeria who are causing a lot of deaths.

The Taliban in Afghanistan are also a major threat to world peace, for they are still fighting with the one aim of taking over the whole country. During their last period in power they gave a home to Al Qaeda and it is for sure that if they take over the country again they will do the same for ISIS.

ISIS terrorists have infiltrated most countries of the world, many posing as refugees, especially in Europe. Who knows how many thousands of terrorists have come to Europe with one aim, to sow terror and death among the population.

The sad thing is, most governments are sitting on their hands and not taking sufficient measures to identify these people and remove them. How long must the general public put up with this? If no concerted action is taken by the authorities this will go on and on, and maybe in ten or twenty years they will take over all European countries. If that happens you can bet your life that America will be next. Their one aim is to make the world a Muslim world.

This will never happen, but it does not rule out that at some time in the future we will see bloody action on the streets of many countries. Although ISIS have almost been driven out of Syria it is certain that many will come to Europe to carry on the fight. Terrorist attacks in Europe are at the moment few and far between, but when they are driven out of Syria more ISIS terrorists will make the crossing of the Mediterranean Sea to Europe. When this happens you can bet your life that the number of attacks will increase drastically.

These people are driven by an ideology that says they are destined to rule the world, and their one aim is to make the whole world Muslim. This is the reason why the governments of the world must take a stand against these people and make them realize that it will never happen.

At the moment the governments of all countries are doing nothing to make this clear to the Muslims, and so the terror goes on. How it will end is anyone’s guess!

Roy.

Who ‘Nicked’ From the Police, and Which Police Were ‘Nicked’?

Posted in Britain, England, Police, Theft, UK with tags , , , , , , , on 03/01/2012 by floroy1942

Confused? All will be explained because I can imagine many international readers will be scratching their heads wondering what the post is all about. Well, let me clear that up right now: In England you could ‘nick’ (i.e. steal) something, in which case you get ‘nicked’ (i.e. arrested) by the police. Got it? Good, then let us continue.

Metropolitan Police London - World's First Police Force

Needless to say, this first post of the New Year has something to do with the British Police Force, those lads in blue who bravely step into the firing line whenever there is trouble, and of course dish out the odd speeding ticket or two, (or three). A news item today brought a smile to my face when I read that some daring people actually steal from the police. It seems nothing is too small or too big to be ‘nicked’ by the daring criminal.

Items that have been stolen include handcuffs (kinky sex tonight dear?), uniforms, speed guns (I guess someone got a ticket), dogs (how do you steal a trained police dog, and why!?!), riot shields, and even several patrol cars (oops!). Thieves have even helped themselves to warrant cards, bicycles (someone miss the last bus?), breathalyzers and even battering rams used to open locked doors (useful if the wife won’t let you in after a night out with the boys!).

No-one Ever 'Nicked' One Of These

It would seem from the report that theft has occurred in just about every police station in Britain at one time or another. As those in the know would expect, Manchester has the highest theft rate with not only patrol cars, but also a policeman’s private car being ‘nicked’ from the station. Referring to the Manchester thefts, a senior assistant chief officer, Lynne Potts said with a very stern face (its obvious ‘the brass’ are not happy) “it (the Force) took all such reports seriously and measures were in place to secure property, equipment and vehicles”.

Some of the more unusual items that have been ‘illegally relocated’ are a small fridge, a packet of crumpets (someone was hungry) and a fern plant in a plastic pot (brought you a present Gran!). However, the most serious, and one that caused the most anger among the constables was when someone stole the £48 tea money from Pontfract police station in Yorkshire. The officers at Pontefract have been without a cup of tea for two weeks now and are anxiously awaiting payday so they can buy more tea, sugar and milk.

Some of the more audacious thefts include six pints of semi-skimmed milk from Cambridgeshire Police HQ and a £1 cereal bowl and empty lunch box from Hucknell in Nottinghamshire.

Now - Budget Cuts!

As you can expect, many people are questioning how the police can give crime prevention advice to the public, yet have large amounts of stuff stolen from inside police stations. But who are the culprits? That is the question on everyone’s lips. Could it be the officers themselves?

Well, in some cases it could well be, for official figures have recently shown that at least 944 serving police officers across the country either had criminal records before joining, or got one after. The Metropolitan Police, a force of more than 34,000 police and community support officers said 356 officers and 41 support officers had convictions.

Among the crimes committed by policemen and women are; burglary as a teenager – stealing car number plates, putting them on another vehicle and obtaining petrol without paying – dangerous driving – forgery – perverting the course of justice, and last but no least, perhaps the most despicable and dastardly of them all – fishing without a licence!!!!

You're Nicked!

The Home Office guidelines on the recruiting of police officers states candidates should have ‘proven integrity’ due to the pressures of the job, but do not indicate that applicants with a record cannot be hired, only those who have committed ‘serious offences’.

I guess, like many other things, its a ‘sign of the times’. Life, and more so people, ‘ain’t what they used to be’ and that’s a fact. It all goes to show that police officers are just as human as the rest of us, and they make the same mistakes we do. I for one am still glad we have them, even if there is the odd one who is not ‘a credit to the force’.

Happy New Year Folks!

Roy.

Behind The Headlines – An Analysis Of Britain’s Troubles

Posted in Britain, Conservative Party, David Cameron, Demonstration, England, Europe, Government, Insanity, Justice, Liberal Party, Nick Clegg, Parliament, Police, Police Complaints, Riot, Teen Violence, Teens, Theft, UK, USA with tags , , , , , , , , , on 10/08/2011 by floroy1942

The headlines and news reports on Britain’s current period of discontent seem incapable of addressing the fundamental reasons for the unrest across the country.

A Century Old Furniture Store Blazes

From London, the trouble spread rapidly all across the nation, as city after city was embroiled in mass rioting on an unprecedented scale by young members of Britain’s society. The police were unable to stop the violence that led to vehicles, shops and housing set ablaze by discontented youth.

Riot Video:

The police were fighting it with one arm tied behind their backs, because they are not allowed to use the right tools for the job. The press added fuel to the fire with uncorroborated reports on the excuse used by the rioters, i.e, the death of Mark Duggan.

Duggan – Make Of The Hand Gesture What You Will

Duggan was considered by many as a gangster and drug dealer, with ties to one of London’s many gangs The Star Gang. But listen to his family and you hear he was a loving father and husband, in fact a pillar of society. So much for a family’s knowledge of their son, but this was what the press were so eager to report.

The whole scenario of Duggan’s death is still under investigation by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), and remember the first word in its name; Independent!

Duggan The Family Man?

The press however were not waiting for that, they ‘knew’ what happened, or think they did! There is little doubt in my mind that their inflammatory reports on Duggan’s death may well have been the catalyst that sparked off the whole episode.

Since that time of course the IPCC has let it be known that Duggan did not fire his gun, but maybe he was reaching for it and the police firearms squad took preventative measures. What would you do if someone was pulling a gun on you? We must all wait for the full IPCC Report.

A Female Jumps From Her Blazing Apartment

There is little doubt we must lay a lot of the blame for these riots upon the press. The photographs of blazing buildings, vandalised shop fronts and looters, coupled with banner headlines sells newspapers – and that’s what it’s all about! Why should they care about destroyed buildings, shops, and lives, when everyone was having such fun and they are selling papers as fast as they can print them?

The TV news crews were not much better, although I have to say, from what I have seen, they were a little more restrained than the press.

In the middle of this once again were our beleaguered police, trying to tackle anarchy in its worst form, practically with their bare hands. Mob violence is an ugly thing and very difficult to control, for much of the problem is in identifying the ringleaders and arresting them, and only by achieving this can you take the steam out of the situation.

German Water Cannon-It Makes Them Run!

The German police have had good results with their water cannon and dye sprays, but of course, such tactics by our police would cause a storm of protest from ?’innocent’? parties ‘caught up’ in the riot. I am sorry, but if you are on the scene, you are not innocent! Any normal innocent person would get the hell out of the whole area as quickly as possible! Yesterday, a statement from the Home Office said they do not consider the use of water cannon as relevant to the situation.Typical!

By far the largest problem for the police is public opinion. They have been pilloried in the press at almost every major disturbance in the last ten years for ‘over-reacting, kettling, heavy-handed tactics, brutality and outright murder (i.e. Ian Tomlinson). Since that time Chief Constables have been very aware of this, and put severe curbs on police behaviour with the net effect of making them all but useless. In other words they have been hamstrung by ‘Political Correctness”! When it comes to riot control, as a policeman you are ‘damned if you do, and damned if you don’t’!

Devastation

The troubles have resulted in several hundred individuals being arrested for anything from public order offences to outright arson and burglary. One individual has even been charged for the attempted murder of a police officer after deliberately driving at him in a car.

The next hurdle is, naturally enough, the justice system. At the moment the judiciary are clearly not up to the task. Too many of these malcontents are let off with community service or a suspended sentence, which is nothing more than a ‘slap on the wrist’. If that is all they get for smashing up shops and burning down entire buildings, cars and buses, then our justice system is in a sorry state.

Hopelessly Out Of Touch

Part of the problem of course is the Justice Ministry, which like any other must save money. We have already seen Justice Minister Ken Clark’s pathetic attempts at saving money by releasing prisoners early, quashed by the Prime Minister – thank God!

While the death of the known thug, Mark Duggen (innocent pillars of the community do not carry guns), was used as the initial excuse for the riots, further commentators have suggested the unrest within the ranks of today’s youth is because they cannot get employment. This may well be more accurate than most people suppose, and we have to dig deeper into the events preceeding last weekends action.

Youth On The Dole

It is a sad fact that most of Britain’s youth is considered unemployable by the commercial world.

See post:

https://floroy1942.wordpress.com/2011/03/05/young-people-today-unemployable/

The reason for this is two-fold. They were not motivated to learn, and much more damning, they were let down badly by the education system in the UK which has been failing its students for decades. The reason for this is as it has always been for the last forty years, the teachers are totally incapable of passing on knowledge, because they do not possess it themselves.

See Posts:

https://floroy1942.wordpress.com/2010/12/09/the-uk-education-system-just-got-worse-if-thats-possible/

https://floroy1942.wordpress.com/2009/06/20/its-not-mi-falt-i-carnt-spel/

Discipline? What Discipline!

Even the idea that you must learn at school if you are to have a future, has to be learnt like the ABC. This teaching should have come from parents as well as the school staff, but then we got all ‘politically correct’ and child punishment was banned both at home and in the schools.  As a consequence, this basic necessity could no longer be taught. My generation called it discipline – and it worked!

Now we have a youth who feel they can do as they please with no fear of retribution. Elders and teachers are  forbidden by law to instill any form of discipline in their children other than the spoken word, and that is useless. It is significant that all the rioters were youths and young children, many of whom should have been at home with their parents. To them it was a chance to challenge authority i.e. the police, and create mayhem, plus of course get their hands on goods they would otherwise never be able to afford. With the child discipline laws as they stand, we are headed for a much more of the same.

The Teenager’s View

Next we have the education system itself. It is no wonder companies do not want to hire today’s youth because they cannot read, write, or do simple mathematics properly anymore. When three-quarters of today’s teenagers are semi-literate how can they hope to gain employment in the high tech world of today. They are not fit for anything more than cleaning the streets, emptying rubbish bins or driving trucks.

Says It All Really

That is why they are so discontented today, and that is why they look for any excuse to riot and cause mayhem because they think society has forgotten them and consigned them to the trash already. We do not see this mindless rioting in other countries, unless its for a specific cause like Anti-Nuclear, because no other nation has the terrible standards of education we do. You do not see the likes of France or Germany importing huge numbers of skilled workers to fill jobs because they have their own. We on the other hand have none, due solely to our poor education standards.

Of course there is the other side of the coin, in which many of todays disaffected youth ‘get a kick’ out of smashing cars, shop fronts and policeman’s faces, and not forgetting the chance of a free 46″ TV, iPad and clothing they can loot from smashed shops. There can be little doubt, the youth of today have much to gripe about, but rioting will not solve their problems, and those involved should be feel the full weight of the law.

So how do we solve it? A big question which I don’t see M.P’s, or political commentators rushing to answer.

Looters On The Rampage

In my opinion. the only way to get out of this spiral of disaster is to turn the clock back to when we had a much acclaimed national curriculum and start teaching it right away. A national curriculum is the nation’s standard for education, and should be taught in every school without local deviations.

Immediately start winkling out the poor and mediocre teachers and have them attend night-school to improve their subject knowledge, if necessary at their own expense, for they are the front line of those who let down our nation’s children through their own inadequacies. I am damn sure the majority of teachers could not pass a 1950’s GCSE exam!

Second, a system of night-schools should be set up across the country to give today’s youth a standard of education that makes them employable.

Education Or More Of This

These are certainly difficult measures to impose, but to me there is little doubt they are necessary if we are to make our youth employable, and rid ourselves of the simmering discontent that abounds in our society today. If you think things are bad now, just reflect on how they will be in ten years time, because without solving the education problem things are only going to get worse, much worse. We could end up with total anarchy!

In closing, let me say that I am in no way condoning the mindless violence that has destroyed so much of Britain’s image to the world, especially with the Olympics just a year away. This is just an idea of how the underlying problem can be tackled before it gets worse, much worse.

The Price Of Rioting-Your Tax Money

Its interesting to note that the repair bill for all the damage caused by the rioting of the past few days could cost the taxpayer £100 million!!! How does that grab you folks? If it makes you angry, then the parents of those concerned should exercise more control over their children and make sure they do not go on the rampage again!

Roy.

So Finally it Begins!

Posted in Britain, Christianity, England, Free Speech, Gays, Homosexuals, Human Rights, Insanity, Justice, Modern World, Muslim, Police, Religion, UK, United Nations with tags , , , , , , , , on 02/05/2010 by floroy1942

Free Speech! What is it worth to you in our democratic state? I hope it means something, and I hope you consider it worth fighting for because a sneaky, stealthy attack on free speech is underway. Today, a Christian preacher, Dale McAlpine, was arrested in Wokington, England for daring to utter the words ‘Homosexuality is a sin against God and the Bible”  in a public place.

Dale McAlpine – Street Preacher

He was charged under the 1986 Public Order Act, which originally was implemented to combat rowdy football fans, drunks and violent rioters. The man is a devout Christian but it would seem he does not have the right to say publicly what he believes in. Such is the level to which life in England has stooped. He told the Police that he made no reference to homosexuality during his sermon, given from the top of a stepladder, but the words were uttered to a woman who engaged him in conversation. According to the Community Service Police Officer, who is a homosexual and relations officer for homosexual, lesbian, trans-gender and bisexual deviants, he made the statement in a loud voice for all to hear.  The fact that this person is homosexual, and quite probably personally motivated,  I suppose has no bearing on the case!!!! Either way, the unfortunate man was placed in the back of a police van and ‘put through the system’ like a common criminal.

I find it incredible that such a thing could happen in the country of my birth, and one that I love dearly. This simple man was not doing anyone any harm, except for the fact he ruffled the feathers of a pompous, over-bearing and personally motivated community service officer who practically accused him of starting a riot.

Miguel Hayworth

An almost identical situation developed in Manchester at the end of July 2009 when a father and son were reading passages from the Bible on the street and were threatened with arrest for inciting hatred and racism.

What’s He Got We Don’t – FREE SPEECH

It all goes to show that our right to free speech is under attack by small-minded bigots who think the only people allowed to preach their brand of religion are those from minority groups. If Christians do it in a Christian country they are inciting a riot. Balderdash!

As Sam Webster, lawyer for the Religious Institute pointed out, the police “must also support the rights of free speech”, something enshrined in the United Nations Human Rights Charter. It would seem the more rights we get, the less we can use them!

Heaven save us from ourselves.

Roy.

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