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Summer Is Coming

Posted in America, Britain, Conservation, Environment, European Union, Modern World, News, Politics, Spain, UK with tags , , , , on 17/02/2018 by floroy1942

Thank goodness the winter is over and the temperatures are rising. Here in southern Spain the temperatures are climbing, even though we have occasionally cold winds. When we walk along the sea front in Marbella we see many tourists from England walking with just a shirt and shorts and I suppose they are grateful for the warm weather, even though it is freezing in England.

I would not like to live in England during the winter as the temperatures are often below freezing, but things are changing. It is certain that we will get extremely hot weather in the summer, just as last year, but we can live with it. In a couple of months we will get rid of the cold winds and life here will be enjoyable.

Pretty soon the beaches will be crowded with holiday makers as more and more people come here for a holiday to get away from the cold in England.

The weather patterns around the globe are changing as many places get hotter during the summer. This all due to the contamination of our atmosphere which is not allowing the excessive heat to escape into space. Temperatures are rising all across the world, and pretty soon we will have such high temperatures in places that we have never known before.

When I was young the summer temperatures were in the mid-twenties, and occasionally close to thirty degrees. Now we have temperatures up in the forties in some areas and this all due to the contamination of our atmosphere. It is essential that we curb the gases from our vehicles which are causing the temperatures around the globe to rise at an alarming rate over the last few years. If mankind is to continue living on this planet we have to do something about it, and very soon, otherwise humans will be finished on this planet.

There are plans to introduce electric vehicles, which may or may not reduce the contamination of our atmosphere. But it will take maybe fifty years or more for the contamination of our atmosphere to get back to normal. In the meantime, many will die of lung cancer and other diseases. This will reduce the population of our world which is not such a bad thing. Already we have millions across the world who are dying of hunger and disease, and it will not stop unless we do something about it.

Mankind has the technology and brains to do something about this disaster, but governments are not making a move to curb the atmospheric contamination.

Roy.

Catalonia

Posted in America, Britain, Demonstration, England, European Union, Government, News, Politics, UK, USA with tags , , , , on 23/12/2017 by floroy1942

Why should Catalonia want separation from Spain? It has been a part of Spain for hundreds of years and yet now it wants to separate from the rest of the country. The vote taken just a few days ago shows that a very small majority want to see the province separate from the rest of Spain and become an independent state. Why?

It is all down to the the exiled President Puigdemont who wants to rule the province on his own. Currently he is exiled in Brussels, but still he doesn’t give up fighting for an independent state in which he will be head of the government.

There are so many people in the world who want to have total control over countries, and this is not good for the people.  We see this everywhere, for there is fighting in many lands led by people who want to control their countries. So many people are addicted to power, and this is not good.

I believe the whole world is going mad, for we have so many people who lust for power. Puigdemont is one these people, and who knows what the outcome will be. Rajoy, the leader of Spain is steadfastly against the separation of Catalonia.

Most people in Catalonia really don’t know how things will turn out if they get independence, for it is certain that they will go downhill if they achieve this. The whole province relies on tourism as a means to make it wealthy, and if the numbers drop they will be in dire straits.

Catalonia is the richest province in Spain, and who knows what effect this will have on the rest of the country. Apart from tourism, which is the main source of income for the country, there is not much else that keeps the country afloat. If tourism were to end, and those who have bought houses and flats sell out and go somewhere else, there will not be much left of Spain, for it will be a poor country.

Already we see many of the young moving to other countries trying to get a job, for there is very little in the country in the way of employment. For sure, in the summer months there are waiters and cooks who serve in restaurants and cafe’s, but when winter comes many of these are shut down. During the winter the unemployment statistics are sky high.

Spain is a country the relies greatly on tourism for the health of it’s economy, and should the figures fall the country will be in dire straits. All the most popular places in Spain are the coastal resorts where people can lie on the beaches, but this does not say much for the inland cities and towns. Most of Spain’s wealth comes from the coastal cities and towns which the tourists frequent the most.

If Catalonia does become an independent state Spain will suffer significantly.

Roy.

The Trouble In Spain

Posted in America, Britain, England, Europe, European Union, Government, News, Politics, Relationships, Spain with tags , , , , on 28/10/2017 by floroy1942

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For forty years there has never been so much trouble in Spain as today. The Catalan government has declared it’s secession from Spain, but the Spanish government does not accept it. Catalan wants to be an independent  nation, but how many people accept this? We see daily on the news hoards of people celebrating the departure of Catalan from Spain, but how many really want to see this happen?

Crowds gather in Barcelona and cheer the secession but are they the majority of the population? Although thousands have gathered in Barcelona to cheer on their government it is nowhere near all of the people. Very many of them do not want to take this step and the upcoming vote, planned by Rajoy, will show how many really back this separation from Spain.

The leader of the separation movement Carles Puigdemont announced the separation from Spain a week ago and Premier Mariano Rajoy  was livid at the sheer arrogance of this announcement. At the moment he is planning to removed the current government of Barcelona, intending to replace them with people of his own. It is for sure this will cause a lot of trouble in the north, as people who voted for the secession will demonstrate on the streets of Barcelona and there will probably be riots on the streets.

Catalan is the biggest earner in the country, and if this goes ahead we can see that Spain will become a poor country as Catalonia flourishes with its wealth. Most of the wealth in the rest of Spain comes from tourism. Will we see the numbers drop if this plan goes ahead?

No-one knows how this will turn out, but Rahoy has called a general election in the near future. What the outcome will be of this vote no-one knows.

Roy.

 

A VERY Funny Joke About Brexit!

Posted in America, Australia, Britain, British Humour, Canada, David Cameron, Elections, European Union, News, Politics with tags , , , , on 02/07/2016 by floroy1942

This was sent to me by a friend, and believe me, it is so funny you won’t want to miss it. By the way, the sub-titles are not accurate if you speak Spanish.

I bet you couldn’t stop laughing could you! I know I couldn’t!

Roy.

How Unbelievably Stupid Can Europe’s Politicians Be?

Posted in America, Benefits, Britain, England, European Union, Germany, Government Spending, Immigration, News, Politics with tags , , , , on 18/03/2016 by floroy1942
Why Is Europe Run By Idiots?

Why Is Europe Run By Idiots?

We all know that politicians can be imbeciles at times, but this latest round of talks to stem the flow of refugees from Turkey into the E.U. takes the number one prize. The deal the E.U. is trying to make with the Turkish government will cause as much upheaval in Europe as the migrant crisis itself.

In a nutshell, they are accepting one migrant for every one that is returned to Turkey, but such an exchange will not reduce the numbers one iota, so what is the point? To top it all they will allow visa free travel for all Turks to the E.U.

We already have five and a half million Turks living here, 80% of whom live in Germany, and the crazy thing is, according to official statistics most of them live off benefits!

Things To Come!

Things To Come!

What this means in effect, is that the number of migrants will not be cut, and they are throwing open the doors to 74 million Turks, many of whom will want to come here. Europe already has a significant Turkish population and you can almost guarantee that the numbers will increase dramatically if this agreement goes through.

Turkey has a Muslim population of some 69 million, and what is to say that many will not want to come here? Life is hard in Turkey for the majority of people, and for sure many will want to come here and live off benefits and get free housing. ‘Talk about stepping out of the frying pan into the fire!’

When Summer Comes.....

When Summer Comes…..

The one thing all our politicians seem to have forgotten is that as the Turkish route to Europe closes, it is certain the migrants will find another way to get to our shores. As the weather improves more refugees will make the perilous crossing from Libya to Italy, and what will they do then? Plus the fact that there is already talk of refugees crossing the Gibraltar Straits to Spain.

Once the migrants start crossing from Libya it will be interesting to see how the politicians in Brussels handle that. Libya will certainly not be as willing to negotiate as the Turks, for they will be glad to get rid of the refugees because they have troubles of their own with their internal conflicts. This leaves the big question as to what the politicians in Brussels will do under these circumstances.

You can say what you like about this stupid plan, but it is so full of holes that a bus could drive through! I just wish we could have politicians running the Union who had a little more common sense!

The biggest problems associated with these refugees is that the Europeans will start paying more and more taxes as each government tries to cover the benefits cost caused by these people, plus there will be a colossal housing shortage and the unemployment figures will rise because there are not enough jobs to go round.

Norway Gang Rape By Muslims

Norway Gang Rape By Muslims

The Muslim influence on native people will be felt more and more, for after they have established themselves here they will begin making more and more demands on the various governments to adapt western life to their own lifestyle. More Mosques, no pork in school meals and of course the inevitable introduction of Sharia Law. What is more dangerous is that our women will not be safe on the streets anymore, for Muslims consider rape of western women their right.

You may well scoff at this announcement, but we have seen it all in Britain ever since the traitor Blair opened the doors of Britain to the world. It has happened, and it will happen throughout Europe!

As we all know, the one person responsible for this whole mess is Angela Merkel of Germany who last year made her unbelievably stupid invitation to all refugees to come and live in Germany. This single mentally retarded act has caused the biggest upheaval in the E.U. since the Second World War.

Turkish Shop In Cologne

Turkish Shop In Cologne

How any responsible politician could be so stupid is totally beyond me. For this traitorous act she should be arrested, tried and sent to prison for the rest of her miserable life. She has brought utter chaos to every European nation.

This may be hard to swallow, but the only solution so far as I can see is to return all refugees to their home country as soon as they land on our shores. If this is put into practice the flow will stop fairly quickly as theses people realize that there is no point in heading for Europe. It will also put the people smugglers out of business which will be a good thing.

No Sharia Law Here

No Sharia Law Here

To solve this problem is going to take hard measures that will no doubt inflame the passions of the ‘Do-Gooders’, but there is no other choice. To surrender will only result in the final destruction of Europe and all it stands for. The livelihoods of our people will be destroyed for good and eventually Europe may well become ‘Europistan’!

Roy.

‘Milking’ – The New Teen Craze.

Posted in Britain, Child Discipline, Children, England, Insanity, Modern World, Teen alcohol abuse, Teen Violence, Teens, UK, USA with tags , , on 05/12/2012 by floroy1942

To watch a video of some idiot pouring a pint of milk over his/her head makes me think that as a race we have finally lost all our marbles. ‘Milking’ is just the latest in a long line of crazy things that today’s youth seem to find ‘cool’, and to reach such depths I guess they must be bored out of their gourds. The following links will take you to some of these crazy stunts:

http://youtu.be/qtJPAv1UiAE

http://youtu.be/rObgXiQEV8g

This latest craze is as mind-numbing as ‘planking’ and posing as owls, but thankfully not as ridiculous as jumping from a fourth or fifth story balcony into a swimming pool below. This latter prank led to the deaths of many teenagers here in Spain who, while on holiday, thought it would be ‘cool’ but ended up splattered all over the tiles surrounding the pool. The following link will show you how dangerous this stunt is:

http://youtu.be/UJBWDFPgNQg

Teenagers have a lot to contend with these days I know, but most of their problems are centred around the fact that they have no real direction in their lives. For this I blame society, but mainly the parents. If you really care for your children, as a parent you are obligated to instill three basic rules into your kids: Respect – Honesty – Responsibility. Sadly today most if not all are sadly lacking. As a parent, try and remember the last time you had a heart-to-heart with your child about these three requirements for a responsible life style? Can’t remember – I’m not surprised!

Because these three basic principles are missing from teenagers today most have little or no respect, even for their parents let alone society. Their lives are so ‘directionless’ they do not know what is required of them. Its all about binge drinking, drugs and violence these days, and if your child is not involved in one or all of these they are usually tied to the computer. The period of going out and having a good time without getting ‘smashed’ or lost in drug haze has disappeared in the mist of time, probably never to return. Why is this? The simple answer is that the three basic requirements mentioned previously were never taught.

So where do we go from here? Good question – but one thing is sure, teenagers will continue their quest for the insane, zany and ridiculous because they have nothing better to do. Perhaps in a few years time the YouTube sensation of the year will be a video of some young teenager topping himself just for the sheer hell of it. Impossible, I don’t think so.

Roy.

Austerity – Do We Need It?

Posted in Benefits, Britain, Budget Cuts, David Cameron, England, Europe, Government Spending, Immigrants, Old Age Pensioner, UK with tags , , , on 20/10/2012 by floroy1942

Austerity is currently a dirty word in many countries across Europe at the moment, and with good reason. Spain, Italy, Greece, France, Holland and now the UK, are experiencing demonstrations about the measures governments are being forced to take to rein in booming debt levels. In countries like Greece and France they have had much the appearance of open warfare between the public and the police with cars being set alight by demonstrators and rubber bullets fired by police.

The Deadly Duo

The people have seen cuts to their salaries, increased taxes, and major reductions in social welfare as the government seeks to overcome the massive debt burden they carry through mismanagement by previous governments during the ‘good years’. In the past, many across Europe were throwing money away at any project that would keep them in power, Britain’s Labour Party under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown are a prime example of this. It all came to a head with the banking crisis when huge sums of public money had to be used to bail out the greedy ‘fat cats’ who run our banks. After that things just went downhill.

But the reasons for the current crisis are different for many countries. In Greece for example, the main cause has been tax dodging by most of the population and basic corruption, coupled with very poor management of nationalized services like the train network which was running at a multimillion loss for years. In Spain much of the cause was the sudden bursting of the housing bubble, and extremely poor efficiency in government and local departments, and of course, corruption. In Britain it was Lionel Blair and his gangs of crooks who opened the floodgates to any ‘tom, dick or harry’ who wanted to come to Britain and take advantage of the rampant social benefits they showered on anyone who didn’t like the idea of working for a living.

Whatever the reason, the ordinary people are having to pick up the tab for the excesses of previous governments and those in power at the moment are being crucified by the populace for the measures they are now forced to take to try and ‘balance the books’. Naturally, the actions they are forced to take make them so unpopular that they will have little chance of being re-elected at the next round of elections for voters have extremely short memories.

Hypocrisy At Its Finest

I find it rather farcical that Ed Milliband of the Labour Party will address the crowds at a demonstration planned for London this next weekend, for he will no doubt play to the crowd and delight in bombasting David Cameron and the Coalition while conveniently forgetting that it was his predecessors who got us in this mess in the first place.  This will delight the crowd who will have long forgotten this essential fact. To me it smacks of massive hypocrisy!

To me, what people have to realize is that you cannot live in debt all your life, especially when it comes to a country. If we want stable and fair social services, stable prices and salaries, we have to overcome one of the over-riding problems with most individuals these days, and that is basic greed! It is one of the strongest defects in the modern generation where everyone wants something for nothing and will do almost anything to get it. There are tens of thousands of people in Britain today who have never done an honest days work in their lives because they live off the numerous handouts from Social Services. The entire system is so corrupt and rotten that many get far more from ‘the social’ than they could possibly earn doing a job of work, and they get away with it in spades.

The system is so full of holes that an immigrant coming into the country with nothing but the shirt on his back gets more money than an old-timer who has worked hard all his life. On top of that, after he is established he brings over his wife and ten children for which he gets more money, and then the grandparents, uncles and their children are welcomed with open arms. We have Tony Blair and his  band of crooks to thank for that mess. But do the electorate remember this, do they hell!

An Uphill Struggle

So now David Cameron, Nick Clegg and the Coalition are trying to solve the mess they inherited and getting crucified for doing it, and no, this is not a bias for any one political party, just a statement of fact.

It’s a similar story across Europe but  not for the same reasons. Countries have spiralled into debt and the muck has hit the fan so the people have to cough up the shares they have not been paying for the last twelve years or so. For any country to properly function there has to be an equal division of labour, payment of taxes and a government that is not susceptible to corruption. Sounds like Paradise, well it probably is and until mankind decides to put aside greed and selfishness and learn these basic facts we will never end the cycle of despair.

If we are lucky the crisis will be over in a few years, and then we can prepare for the next one which will surely come so long as people continue to want something for nothing and are too lazy to work for a living. I just feel sorry for those who really deserve the payments they get from Social Services, like those who are genuinely sick but have seen their benefits cut to pay those ‘playing the system’. It angers me when I hear many people who live in Spain throughout the winter claiming their ‘Cold Weather’ benefit, while those that really need it in the UK sometimes have to choose between eating and staying warm . Its acts like this that add to the debt mountain and make austerity measures all the more difficult for everyone.

 Roy.

Pig Power and Ground Zero

Posted in Arab, Christianity, Human Rights, Immigrants, Iran, Islamic Revolution, Israel, Justice, Modern World, Muslim, Religion, Sharia Law, Spain, UK, USA with tags , , , , , , , on 07/09/2010 by floroy1942

If you are against the building of Muslim mosques, like ‘Ground Zero’ for example, then don’t waste your time demonstrating because you won’t win.

The Spanish in Seville have found the perfect answer to preventing the building of a mosque anywhere. No petitions, no demonstrations and no fuss, all they did was bury a pig at the proposed site for a huge mosque that had received planning permission from the local authorities, whilst making sure the act was well publicised. This is verified on an Islamic website, and therefore not fiction.

Pig Mosque Builder?

Muslims have a morbid fear of pigs, which they consider an unclean animal,  and believe that contact with any part of one will stop them entering Paradise. Even ground that has been soiled, or on which pigs have been, means a fate worse than death to a Muslim.

Islamic Law even goes so far as to forbid the building of a mosque on pig contaminated ground.

So from a non-Muslim point of view, if you don’t want a mosque in your backyard, ‘Do the Pig Thing’ and all your troubles will be over.

Cordoba Grand Mosque. Spain

We non-Muslims have had to stand by for far too long and watch these people spread their influence within our borders, making full use of our democratic laws of religious freedom and human rights to get what they want.

You may well consider me a religious bigot as you read this article, but let me assure you, the day the first christian church gets built in Riyadh or Tehran (or for that matter any devout Muslim country), and when christians may openly pray, I will be happy for them to build a mosque in our country.

Until then I say, “What is good for the goose is good for the gander!”

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.

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