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What To Do In This World

Posted in America, Britain, Canada, England, European Union, Human Rights, News, People's Rights, Political Correctness, UN with tags , , , , on 30/09/2018 by floroy1942

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The whole world is going crazy and it is the people that are to blame. When  will we become sane in this world and look after each other. There are millions of people who are starving to death and the countries do nothing about it. In Africa there are thousands of people who are dying of hunger.

We should be doing something to help these people, but apart from Aid Organisations there is little help. The Aid Organisations have little money and they can only help the few. Governments should be in the forefront of those helping to save the starving children and their parents. But we ignore them and do nothing.

The whole world needs to help these starving children and parents before they die in misery. Most countries have enough wealth to stop this, and they should do something about it. Give money to Aid Agencies to stop the starving children and parents.

There are battles across the world we have to stop this. We have the United Nations who will go in and put an end to tragedy in many countries, but the U.N. will never go into countries and stop the war.

Its about time the U.N. put an end to fighting around the world. This what is what the U.N. about, stopping fighting in various countries, but they do nothing except ‘chat chat chat’. In Syria, and many other countries there is still fighting going on and the U.N. does nothing about it.

In the Far East there are battles raging, and the government does nothing about it. What is it that the governments ignore these terrorists who are trying to take over the country. If they do they will be as hard as nails and take down the government, and then we will see the people fleeing to other countries. This whole world is a mess and we cannot do anything about it without the cooperation of governments and U.N.

Roy

Syria’s Children To Become The Lost Generation?

Posted in America, Arab, Britain, Children, Human Rights, Insurgents, News, Security Council, Terrorism, United Nations with tags , , , , on 06/01/2015 by floroy1942

Reports out today suggest that children living in areas controlled by the Islamic State (IS) in Eastern Syria, could become the lost generation due to restrictions placed upon them by the militants. Last December I.S. closed all the schools until a new curriculum is released.

Damaged School

Damaged School

In all, an estimated 670,000 school children have been banned from attending until the curriculum has been sanitized to conform one hundred percent with Islamic Law by the terrorists (or at least their version of it).

The I.S. has also informed all teachers that they must undergo retraining before being able to teach again. Obviously with the intention that they teach what the I.S. wants and nothing else. From this we can assume that children attending schools in these areas will be groomed to believe in the I.S. version of Islam and follow their ideals.

Survivor Of Incendiary Attack On A School

Survivor Of Incendiary Attack On A School

Last year in Syria alone, an estimated 160 children died, and 343 injured in direct attacks on schools, or when their school was caught in the middle of the fighting.

Between 2.1 and 2.4 million children in Syria are unable to attend school regularly  because of the fighting, which means the country could end up with a lost generation who must survive without a full education.

This is without doubt a tragic situation, for a good education is everybody’s right. It is however noteworthy that in the Islamic religion girls are not educated to the same level as boys on religious grounds.

UNICEF's Syrian Representative Christophe Boulierac

UNICEF’s Syrian Representative Christophe Boulierac

UNICEF’s Syrian representative Christophe Boulierac, said in statement: “In December there was a decree of the Islamic State ordering the stoppage of education in areas under its control.” He added, “Attacks on schools, teachers and students are further horrific reminders of the terrible price Syria’s children are paying in a crisis approaching its fifth year.”

This brings me to the question, why has this war been going on for five long years? With all this upheaval in the Middle East why hasn’t the United Nations stepped in and put an end to the war and forced the perpetrators to sit around the negotiating table? Just like the current trouble in Ukraine they are sitting on the sidelines doing nothing when they have the power to stop it.

Syrian School

Syrian School

Someone needs to stand before the entire U.N. Council, wake them out of their slumber and give them a good talking to! The U.N. was formed with the idea of mediating between countries to prevent the outbreak of wars, but instead they sit on their backsides and watch from the sidelines. I know many of my regular readers have heard all this from me in the past, but I would love to give them all a good talking to.

What has been happening in the Middle East is shocking beyond compare, especially when it has cost so many innocent lives and now is ruining the lives of future generations.

Christian Children Slaughtered By I.S.

Christian Children Slaughtered By I.S.

It is not difficult to imagine what the ‘new’ curriculum will contain. For sure it will extol the I.S. propaganda and turn children into radicals that believe in the I.S. version of Islam. This as we now know is based on conformity with what they say, and will include total submissiveness and the worst forms of brutality for non-compliance.

I.S. have already shown the world what they will do to those who stand up against them and their beliefs with their much publicised be-headings and torture.

I.S. Leader Is Already Urging His Followers To Attack Saudi Arabia.

Recent news has shown that they are already starting to push their ideology into neighbouring countries, and chief among them is Saudi Arabia. As usual it starts in a small way, but given time can blossom into a major problem. If nothing is done to stop them the whole Middle East could become a war zone.

This is one of the reasons why all countries must come together and stop them, militarily if necessary. If we do not, then what is happening now will be the tip of the iceberg.

Roy.

Pastor Terry Jones – A Simple Solution!

Posted in Afghanistan, Al Quada, Arab, Christianity, Demonstration, Insanity, Insurgents, Islamic Revolution, Modern World, Muslim, Obama, President, Religion, Taliban, Terrorism, Terrorists, UN, United Nations, USA with tags , , , , , , , , on 10/09/2010 by floroy1942

Not in My Name!

There is a very simple and cost-effective answer to the furore surrounding the “Quaran Book-Burning Day” threatened by Pastor Terry Jones and his cohorts.

Pastor Jones

Surround the whole church and congregation with fire trucks, and the second someone lights a match, turn on the hoses. Sounds simple, but very affective!

Such a humiliating action would probably be sufficient to take the wind from the sails of the Muslim demonstrators world-wide.

The amount of media attention this whole drama received has turned it into a world headline incident of devastating proportions. Now 4 people (Muslim demonstrators in Afghanistan) have died because the media made the man famous. Let’s face it, before the hype, Jones was unknown outside his own community but has now received international fame. While I can understand his motives, i.e. being against the ‘Ground Zero Mosque’, this is not the way to change the situation (See ‘Pig Power and Ground Zero’ entry on this blog – another simple solution).

Muslim Reaction

Governments, and even the UN now know the name of this man and his notoriety has set the whole Muslim world on its head. I agree with President Obama in that this mans actions will fuel the al Quada and Taliban recruitment enormously. Those who will suffer the most are the soldiers serving in Afghanistan, and probably Iraq. They will be on the receiving end of the Muslim wrath, not our “innocent” man of the church!

Shame on you Sir!

Roy.

The Erosion of Christian Human Rights

Posted in Britain, Christianity, England, Human Rights, Insanity, Modern World, Religion, UK, UN, United Nations with tags , , , , , , , , on 08/05/2010 by floroy1942

Why  does everyone seem to have human rights except christians in today’s world? Christians are once again under attack for their faith in England, this time by The National Secular Society (NSS) who have been in a long-running battle with Bideford Council, and are now threatening to take them to the European Court because the age-old traditional saying of prayers before a council meeting convenes human rights.

Bideford – Council Under Fire

The moment of prayer before a council meeting is a tradition that goes back centuries, but is now under attack because it ‘breaches the human rights of atheist and agnostic council members’. Well I say, what about the human rights of Christians? The NSS is determined to halt the practice through judicial means and will not be satisfied with just winning against Bideford, but will, it is believed, go on to have the practice banned in all council chambers up and down the country.

Founder of the NSS

This society, formed in 1866 by Charles Bradlaugh, was intended to combat Christian religious privilege, separate church and state, and promote secularism. Currently, the society campaigns for the disestablishment of the Church of England, an end to tax exemption for religious schools, and public funding of priests who work in jails, hospitals, and the armed forces. They are also deeply involved in the abolition of the blasphemy laws and are intent on keeping religion out of human rights, healthcare, legislation and equality issues. And now, they have Bideford council in their sights! According to councillors, they have been chosen because it is not a rich council.

The sad thing is these people don’t belong to any faith, they are agnostics and atheists, and because of their lack of faith, it seems they think they can restrict the practice ours. It is without doubt the right of any person to be an atheist or agnostic, but equally so, it the right of any individual to believe and practice that belief. Britain is after all a christian country.

The act of prayers before a council meeting is a way for councillors to seek guidance to do the right thing for the people they represent, and yes, it is based on christian beliefs and values, but those who do not believe do not have to take part. To quote the words of a christian councillor, Tony Inch; “those who do not wish to take part can twiddle their thumbs”.

According to Keith Porteous Wood, Executive Director of the NSS, councillors should pray at home or in church but not at meetings (he now wishes to tell us when we can and cannot pray?); “It is not appropriate in modern-day Britain for prayers to form an integral part of council meetings”. It all comes down to a small number of people wishing to force their views on the majority and put an end to yet another age-old tradition, when the simple answer is just to not take part. Those who value their christian faith and traditions can take a moment or so to pray, but it doesn’t mean the non-believers have to. They can out of respect for the human rights of the believers wait just a moment or two with their own thoughts while the prayers are concluded.

The most annoying part of situations like this is people who play the ‘Human Rights’ card in an effort to deny others theirs!

Standing Up For Christian Rights

The former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey has voiced his concern at yet another attack on christian values in Britain by calling it an “attack on freedom”, and he is quite right. He said; “The centuries long tradition of saying prayers before council meetings is simply an acknowledgement of the important role the Christian faith plays in civic life. The attempt to rule such prayers as discriminatory is an attack on freedom and a cynical manoeuvre to drive public expression of faith from national as well as local life.”

The Human Rights Charter 1948

The Human Rights Charter, the world’s response to the atrocities that took place during the Holocaust of WW2, was signed in 1948 at the UN but is sadly used today by any crackpot, fringe group, terrorist, criminal or the insane to get what they want at any cost. Its misuse is eroding all the nobler values that have stood the human race in good stead for centuries. Now, just because you don’t like what Joe Blogg’s does because it doesn’t fit with what you think he should be doing, take him to court to satisfy your own twisted ideals.

It’s all wrong folks! Our higher moral standards, religion, system of government, our very way of life is being dictated by a handful of self-righteous, self-centred individuals who think they can use the law for their own ends just because what we do does not fit with their ideals.

It doesn’t matter what noble purpose our forefathers had when creating these ‘Rights’ for the people, once the edifice starts to crumble through gross misuse it will not be long before the whole building collapses, and where will we be then; Back in the Dark Ages?

May God help us see the light of reason.

Roy.

Why is the World Not Better Prepared For Disaster?

Posted in Environment, Modern World, Security Council, Summit, UN, United Nations with tags , , , , , on 25/01/2010 by floroy1942

Haiti has shown yet again that the world is totally unprepared for natural disasters, and tens of thousands die as a result. One has to ask, of the 150,000 plus people that died, how many could have been saved if the aid had arrived within a day instead of a week?

Throughout the history of man, the world has witnessed a succession of catastrophes from Tsunami’s, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, floods, drought, pandemics and famines that have cost the lives of tens of millions of people across the world. Advances in methods of transportation in the last fifty years now allow aid to be sent to these areas, but it is still extremely slow to reach the victims due to the logistical methods currently employed. Instead of being prepared for the inevitable, we are forced to react after the event.

The various organisations and governments slowly gear up to send supplies and specialists to the scene, but it all takes time before we see ‘feet on the ground’ as it were. Governments promise millions of dollars to the relief effort, but this again takes time to organize. In the meantime, just as in Haiti, the lost souls cry out for aid that will arrive, eventually, but far too late for some.

Disasters, some cataclysmic in nature, have been part of Earth’s history since the planet first formed. It is the way of things. The first such event recorded by science was the disappearance of the dinosaurs, and since then man himself has been struck many times.

The last one hundred years alone has seen ten major earthquakes, three volcanic eruptions, seven hurricanes, cyclones and floods, and nine pandemics and famines, all of which can be classified as major disasters. The cost in human lives of these tragedies is conservatively estimated at 1.7m for earthquakes, 73.000 for volcanic eruptions, 1.5m for hurricanes, cyclones and floods and 74.6m for pandemics (not including AIDS) and famines. The total estimated death toll from these events is almost 78m people, but the true figure will never be known.

Haiti is just another chapter in the long tale of woe and heartbreak suffered by the people of the world when nature strikes back at us. For all the good intentions of people and governments, the citizens of Haiti died waiting for the help promised. So why was the world not better prepared?

 

It is easy to be wise after the event, and to criticise from the comfort of your fireside chair, but when all is said and done the people did their best within the current system, and worked with the best intentions. I will not criticise the efforts of those who worked to ease the suffering of the Haitian people, but would rather look at what could be done to improve the process of aid to disaster areas.

The UN is often looked to for leadership by many less well-off countries in a crisis such as this, and rightly so, while the richer nations vie to be the first to provide aid and succour to the afflicted.

After a short time the huge aid machine starts into motion as governments and aid agencies begin gathering food, medical supplies and equipment for transportation to the affected area. Charities start the publicity campaigns to raise money for the victims, and governments come forward one by one with promises of cash. It all takes time. Time the desperate people of the affected area do not have. Haiti has amply demonstrated that people were dying for the want of simple things like water. The human body can survive for up to three weeks without food but only a day or two without water, especially in a hot climate like Haiti.

The regularity and severity of natural disasters is increasing decade by decade, and whether this is due to man’s interference in nature is not something I wish to debate here. The important thing is, it’s happening, and we need to be more prepared. So what to do?

Looking logically at what is facing us every few years, and scientific forecasts seem to indicate the time between events will get smaller with time, We need centralised aid and equipment to be ready for shipment anywhere in the world after a single phone call. Yes, I can hear the critics, Impossible!!! But is it?

Why should the UN Council not consult, and decide on strategic locations around the globe for stockpiles of disaster aid equipment, food, water and medical supplies. Many will say, but food and medical supplies have a limited life!!!! True, but what about military rations that stay good for years! Most medical supplies can be kept for a number of years without harm. Usually it is only certain drugs that have a short limited life.

 

So let us surmise that we have set up these UN Depots around the world in say, Buenos Aries to cover South America, Mexico City to cover Central America, Washington for North America, Berlin for Western Europe, Rhiyad for the Near East……….well, you know what I mean! It would become a network of logistical centres covering the globe, stationed for the most part at military airfields to allow rapid deployment using transport aircraft.

Agreements could be entered into with countries having heavy lift capable aircraft, military or civilian, that can be commandeered by the UN in time of crisis. These agreements would also include the use of military vehicles closest to the disaster area that can be used to distribute the aid once it reaches airfields within a reasonable distance from the area affected. The same would apply for helicopters that are so essential to the distribution of aid in many areas. Specialists in disaster rescue would receive equipment flown in from the nearest logistic centre.

OK! So let us put forward a simulated scenario for Haiti.

At 01.00hrs on January 30th a call is received by the UN Disaster Watch office that a 7.8 earthquake has hit Port-au- Prince in Haiti. The nearest Logistic Centre is The Mexican Air Force Base in Mexico City. A call goes out to the Commandant to activate the relief effort at 01,30hrs. He calls in his Base personnel who begin preparations for dispatch, bearing in mind that food, water and basic medical supplies are already palletised.

In the meantime, the UN office calls the Mexican, Cuban, Venezuelan, Columbian and American Military Command structures for transport aircraft, i.e. the closest countries with military transport aircraft. The manufacturing companies of ‘sensitive drugs’ on the continent are requested to supply previously agreed shipments of essential drugs, which may equal one days production for example. These are trucked to the nearest military airfield for onward shipment to Mexico City, or alternatively, the disaster area. The drugs and quantities required would have previously been decided upon by UN medical experts based on previous incidents and location.

In preparation for the arrival of the aid at the nearest airfield, the UN commanders, under its agreement, order trucks from both the Haitian and Dominican Republic Military which are directed to the airfields. Rescue Specialists and Medical Staff from surrounding countries, military or participating civilians, are directed to report to military airfields where they will be flown to Haiti. Their equipment will come from the Logistic Depot.

The required number of helicopters are requested from Cuba, The Dominican Republic, Jamaica and the Bahamas, including any suitable civilian craft of load carrying capacity.

It is estimated that the initial aid carrying aircraft from Mexico City could be on the ground within twelve hours. Also within that time period, sufficient trucks and helicopters should have arrived at the airfield to begin inland distribution. As surrounding nations gear up to the crisis, more transport means and supplies will be forthcoming. The rescue and medical teams from the closest countries could be on the ground within that same period.

I am well aware some will think they have found a flaw in this plan, i.e. that of money. So why does the UN not have a Central Disaster Fund that would be used to finance these operations. The Fund could have a target figure of say ten billion dollars that is administered by the UN Disaster Relief Office. The fund would be topped up when it is used. Richer countries line up to give large sums of money after a disaster, but why not pay a lesser amount annually into the central fund? If the will is there, an agreement could be reached whereby all countries donate to the fund each year based on their GDP. This would mean the affluent nations giving more than the poorer ones, but so what, they can afford it.

As soon as a crisis develops, money from the fund is used to compensate donating nations for their expenditure where required, and more important, help rebuild the damage done by whatever catastrophe has struck the unfortunates. There would be no need to rely on the generosity of gifts by the general public or Aid Agencies, nor governments to donate huge sums at a time when they may have concerns at home that need attention, like the current recession.

To many this will seem like a crackpot idea, and I realise that such an undertaking would require an enormous amount of work, planning, and above all co-operation between countries, but is it outside our capabilities? No I think not! If we are truly intent on relieving the suffering in the world when a catastrophe strikes, we can do it. Such natural disasters transcend petty disputes between nations and could affect us all at some time in the future. No country can hold up it’s hand and say it will never happen to us.

The human race is undoubtedly changing the world, and scientists say not for the better. They predict that we will experience more and more natural disasters in the years to come, and who can say with a certainty they are wrong? For this reason we should do all we can to be prepared. This is one way we can do that.

It is time the UN did something positive for all of mankind.

Roy.

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