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Japan Stops Whale Hunting

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Roy.

Muslim Law and Rape

Posted in America, Arab, Britain, England, Equality, Human Rights, Justice, Muslim, Religion, Sharia Law with tags , , , , on 22/07/2013 by floroy1942

Anyone who thinks that rape is not ‘condoned’ in Muslim law had better think again. I read with pleasure that a Norwegian woman who was raped in Dubai and sentenced to 16 months in jail for ‘having sex outside marriage’ is to be released. How magnanimous of the Dubai authorities! Mind you, they didn’t have much choice after the international condemnation they received for this farce.

Marte Deborah Dalelv's  - Rape Victim

Marte Deborah Dalelv’s – Rape Victim

Marte Deborah Dalelv’s was sentenced after she reported a rape to the police and was promptly arrested for having sex outside of marriage, drinking alcohol, and ‘lying to the police’. According to Sharia law, before charges can be brought the rape must be witnessed by at least four men or the rapist has to confess, and only then will charges be brought.

In the case of Ms. Dalelv the rapist, a Sudanese was charged and received a 13 month sentence for having sex outside marriage and consuming alcohol. Notice the difference, the rapist gets 13 months jail time and the victim gets 15 months. So much for Dubai justice!

Dubai - Built On Foreign Capitol

Dubai – Built On Foreign Capitol

When you travel to Dubai, you can be expected to honour the standards and traditions of the country just like anywhere else. The UAE is a Muslim country with strong Muslim laws, but they seem to apply more to foreigners than to their own, even though the international business people and visitors outnumber the locals by about ten to one. Most are from America, Britain and the rest of Europe, and contribute hugely to the wealth of the country. Dubai relies on foreign money and would be nothing without it, so why do they come down so hard on foreigners?

Quite rightly there was international outrage at the news that this woman, a rape victim was to be charged with having sex outside marriage. As you would expect, the Norwegian government was the most vocal, followed closely by all the Civil Liberty and Human Rights groups. This action is certainly going to make any western woman think twice about reporting a rape in the future, knowing that she could end up with a prison sentence herself.

It seems to me that women visiting the country should seriously consider wearing an old-fashioned chastity belt complete with a very big padlock. I for one would like to see the face of a Muslim rapist when he sees that!

Dubai Police Car - No Rattling Fords Here. Nothing But The Best!

Dubai Police Car – No Rattling Fords Here. Nothing But The Best!

In my view, Muslim men seem to think they can rape a woman whenever they please because the chances of them being arrested are slim to none, and even then, more often than not, will never come to trial. Really, four male witnesses required for a conviction? I guess if there were only three the rapist would go ahead anyway because there are not enough.

There can be little doubt that Muslim law is on the side of the male in society, for these same laws subjugate women to being mere chattels to be used by men as they see fit. Women have no rights under Muslim law, and we all know about them having to cover themselves totally in case “they inflame the passions of men”! Maybe that is the problem with many Muslim men, they are only capable of thinking with their penis.

The Real Meaning Of Dirty Money

Posted in Britain, England, Europe, Health, Modern World, UK with tags , , , , , , on 27/03/2013 by floroy1942

No-one really likes to get their hands dirty, but we do that on a daily basis in more ways than one. I guess I wasn’t too surprised to read yesterday that money, apart from being the root of all evil, is also one of the filthiest things we handle day to day. Oxford University scientists carried out a series of tests on our money to find just how many bacteria the average banknote holds, and the results are surprising.

Dirty Money

Dirty Money

When asked, most people were of the opinion that money was dirty and spread disease, but now the full extent is known. You have no idea how many people have handled that £10 or €10 note you carry in your pocket, it is most likely tens of thousands for an older note. It could have been handled by everyone from a housewife to a sewage worker, and you will never know.

Gives New Meaning To 'Money Laundering!"

Gives New Meaning To ‘Money Laundering!”

The research, carried out across many European nations led to some startling conclusions. For example, Denmark has the dirtiest money in the whole of Europe with 40,266 different bacteria found on notes. The Euro was the cleanest with only 11,066 bacteria strains found. In between came the Swiss franc, the Russian ruble, The Polish zlotys, the UK pound, and the Norwegian krone in that order. On bank notes, bacteria like Klebsiella (which causes respiratory, urinary and wound infections) and Enterobacter species, which can cause disease were found, not that I have ever heard of either.

Money has so far not made me sick, in fact, I would not mind having a great deal more of it, just to test the theory of course! But for all those hypochondriacs out there I have this simple message – wear rubber gloves, or better still,  start paying everything with the card and wipe it clean after each use. That way you will only have your own germs to deal with.

Roy.

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