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That’s all the media and the politicians are ever talking about, the things that separate us.. Things that make us different from one another.. That’s the way the ruling class operates in any society.. They try to divide the rest of the people.. They keep the lower and the middle classes fighting with each other so that they, the rich, can run off with all the fucking money.
( George Carlin, 1937-2008 )

Thank you for being the reason I smile.

Governments want efficient technicians, not human beings, because human beings become dangerous to governments, and to organised religions as well.. That is why governments and religious organisations seek to control education.
( Jiddu Krishnamurti, 1895-1986 )

An ugly personality destroys a beautiful face.

The British and American Intelligence along with the Israeli Mossad worked to create the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).. A terrorist organisation that is able to attract all extremists of the world to one place, using a strategy called “The Hornet’s Nest”.. It is created to protect the Zionist Entity of Israel by creating it with religious and Islamic slogans.. The only solution to protect the Jewish State is to create ISIS near its borders.
( Edward Snowden )

Don’t waste words on people who deserve only your silence.

Controlled poverty is what the Tory wants, not the abolition of poverty.
( Nye Bevan, 1897-1960 )

My grandmother was ill in bed when the Nazis came to her home town.
A German soldier shot her dead in her bed.
My grandmother did not die to provide cover for Israeli soldiers murdering Palestinian grandmothers in Gaza.. The present Israeli government ruthlessly and cynically exploits the continuing guilt from gentiles over the slaughter of Jews in the Holocaust as justification for their murder of Palestinians.
( Sir Gerald Kaufman, 1930-2017 )

Sometimes the most powerful thing you can say is nothing at all.

Consider how the so-called owners of the land got hold of it.
They simply seized it by force, afterwards hiring lawyers to provide them with title-deeds.
In the case of the enclosure of the common lands, which was going on from about 1600 to 1850, the land-grabbers did not even have the excuse of being foreign conquerors.. They were quite frankly taking the heritage of their own countrymen, upon no sort of pretext except that they had the power to do so.. It is desirable that people should own their own dwelling houses, and it is probably desirable that a farmer should own as much land as he can actually farm.. But the ground-landlord in a town area has no function and no excuse for existence.. He is merely a person who has found out a way of milking the public while giving nothing in return.. He causes rents to be higher, he makes town planning more difficult, and he excludes children from green spaces.. That is literally all that he does, except to draw his income.
( George Orwell, 1903-1950 )

Whenever we take a risk in our life, no matter how it ends up, we are always glad we took it.. Well, glad about most of them.

In obedience there is always fear, and fear darkens the mind.
( Jiddu Krishnamurti, 1895-1986 )

If you care about ‘farm’ animals, or wildlife, or your health, or the planet, or the lakes and rivers and oceans, or the rainforests, are just a few of the minor reasons for being a vegan or vegetarian.

We did not vaccinate away cholera.. We didn’t vaccinate away tuberculosis.
There were sanitariums in the 20s and 30s, even the 40s, for tuberculosis.
We didn’t vaccinate that away so there’s a lot of things that people think of that we vaccinated away but we never did in this country.. It was all actually changes and improvements in public health and in sanitation, water and nutrition.
( Dr Toni Bark )

Be careful when you follow the masses.. Sometimes the ‘M’ is silent.

Capitalism has outlawed its usefulness.
It takes necessities from the masses to give luxuries to the classes.
( Martin Luther King, Jr., 1929-1968 )

How old do you have to be before you know what’s going on ?

Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.
( John Maynard Keynes, 1883-1946 )

A wise man once said nothing.

The war is not meant to be won.. It is meant to be continuous.
( George Orwell, 1903-1950 )

Hiding behind culture, tradition, or religious rituals to justify the torture and the murder of innocent animals are heinous acts by cowards, worthless lumps of human nothingness.

I would like to see every single soldier on every single side, just take off your helmet, unbuckle your kit, lay down your rifle, and set down at the side of some shady lane, and say, nope, I aint a gonna kill nobody.. Plenty of rich folks want to fight.. Give them the guns.
( Woody Guthrie, 1912-1967 )

There’s a very good chance that I’ve called some very nice people some very bad names when I’ve been stuck in traffic.

This generation has lost the true meaning of romance.
There are so many songs that disrespect women.
You can’t treat the women you love as a piece of meat.
You should treat your love like a princess.
Give her love songs, something with real meaning.
Maybe I’m old fashioned, but to respect the woman you love should be a priority.
( Tom Hiddleston )

The thing about life is every time you learn a new lesson, there’s just another one right around the corner.. You never know everything.. I know nothing compared to what I am going to know someday.. And I think the last time I thought I knew everything, I was fifteen.
( Taylor Swift )

In politics, nothing happens by accident.
If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
( Franklin D. Roosevelt )

When wealth is passed off as merit, bad luck is seen as bad character.
This is how ideologues justify punishing the sick and the poor.
But poverty is neither a crime nor a character flaw.
Stigmatise those who let people die, not those who struggle to live.
( Sarah Kendzior )

A Dangerous Amount Of Bull

A Dangerous Amount Of Bull ..
The more we learn about Boris Johnson the more we discover the Foreign Secretary talks a dangerous amount of bull.. His backing of the Spanish bloodsport, in which animals are cut and wounded then slaughtered for fun, is totally obnoxious.. Johnson paid as little attention to detail to what really happens in bullfighting rings as he did before opening his big mouth and potentially doubling by five years the jail sentence of a British woman in Iran.. The Foreign Secretary never knows what he’s talking about.. Killing animals for kicks is uncivilised and Johnson appears ignorant of the opposition in much of Spain.. If Johnson really thinks opposing bullfighting is political correctness gone mad, let him argue his case for animal cruelty in public.
( Daily mirror, 11.11.2017 )

A Creeping Form Of Tax ..
London authorities are accused of generating income via controlled parking zones, bus lanes, congestion charges, parking tickets and so on, in lieu of traditional business rates and council taxes, which are politically more unacceptable.. It is a creeping form of tax which is undemocratic, bears no relation to ability to pay and is one of the small things that is really undermining the quality of life in London.. Parking tickets and fines are intended to improve traffic flow, not to raise revenue or penalise people carrying out their legal business.

The Fewest Soldiers Since The 1700s ..
Almost 18,000 British soldiers are unfit for the frontline, figures reveal.
Many troops have been medically downgraded after suffering wounds and mental health issues such as PTSD from fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.. But thousands more have chronic knee and back problems, or conditions including obesity and diabetes linked to stodgy cookhouse food such as fry-ups, chips and puds.. MoD figures show 7,890 soldiers are classed as ‘medically non-deployable’, meaning they cannot go to war.. And 9,971 are ‘medically limited’ and unlikely to be sent on operations.
Freedom of Information statistics also show the RAF and Royal Navy have 10,000 personnel between them who are not fit for combat duties.
Britain now has just 60,000 soldiers fit enough to serve on frontline operations – the fewest since the 1700s.
( Sean Rayment, 12.11.2017 )

Tories Treat Children As ‘Guinea Pigs’ ..
A Cabinet minister who thinks allowing some pupils to fail is fine has been condemned for treating children as ‘guinea pigs’.. Chief Secretary to the Treasury Liz Truss has admitted she believes experiments that go wrong at free schools are a price worth paying.. Former Education Minister Ms Truss said, “With freedom there does come risk. There are free schools that haven’t done as well, or there have been cases where pilots haven’t worked. I believe in trying those things and seeing what impact they can have, rather than being risk averse and not trying them.”
Dr Mary Bousted, joint chief of the National Education Union, said, “Liz Truss’s statement amounts to an admission the Government has put its pursuit of ideology above the interests of children’s education. This approach is both reckless and wasteful, and has resulted in real harm being done to communities where schools have had to close.”
( Nicola Bartlett, 28.10.2017 )

High Stake Gambling In UK ..
Gamblers in the UK can stake more on machines than anywhere else in the world, outside Las Vegas.. A new study says Britain is the only country to allow £100 punts on fixed-odds betting terminals.
It adds that one in three problem gamblers earn £10,400 a year or less.
The report by think-tank ResPublica says Belgium allows the second-highest stakes – £21 – but most European countries limit them to under £1.
( Keir Mudie, 22.10.2017 )

The Tories Secretly Blow £3million ..
The Tories have secretly blown £3million of taxpayers’ cash in a failed bid to privatise the NHS staffing agency.. Ministers spent the money on consultants in a desperate bid to sell the respected NHS Professionals Organisation which supplies doctors and nurses to hospitals.. But they were forced into a u-turn by angry MPs, medical chiefs and health unions.
( Andrew Gregory, 14.10.2017 )

Five Billionaires Own 80% Of UK Media ..
Rupert Murdoch, Fred Barclay, David Barclay, Jonathan Harmsworth, Richard Desmond..
The five billionaires who own 80% of the UK media.
Their influence on elections is huge, yet they and their companies are registered abroad.
They pay no UK tax, and that’s how they want it to stay.
Which is why they back the Conservative Party.

Failure Of ‘Big Society’ And ‘Shared Society’ ..
When over 100,000 children live in precarious housing such as other people’s living rooms, B&Bs or temporary shelters, where entire families kip on the floor, we have to admit that David Cameron’s ‘Big Society’ and now Theresa May’s ‘Shared Society’ is more than a failure, it’s a social catastrophe.

We’ve Become A Consumer Society ..
There are never any golden ages, but at one time Britain did have a great empire and we were the first industrial nation.. That transformed everything, our identities, social life, work, everything.
We’ve become a consumer society, in an all-pervasive way.. We’ve lost control of our national destiny through the power of international capitalism.. You’ve only got to look at the banking crisis to see democracies are powerless, and it’s getting worse.
( Michael Wood, September 2012 )

England’s Rose

England’s Rose ..
The day we lost our Nation’s Rose
Tears we cried like rivers flowed
The Earth stood still
As we laid her to rest
A day you and I will never forget.
( Written by Lewis Hamilton to mark the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death )

Certain kinds of people are a perfect joy to know
The kind who always seem to let their warmest feelings show.
People who are there for you to brighten up your day
Making you feel happy with the thoughtful things they say.

Dumb politicians are not the problem..
The problem is the dumb people that keep voting for them.

Although I am a typical loner in daily life, my consciousness of belonging to the invisible community of those who strive for truth, beauty and justice has preserved me from feeling isolated.
( Albert Einstein )

Don’t fear weapons of mass destruction..
Fear weapons of mass distraction.

Privilege is when you think something is not a problem because it’s not a problem to you personally.

Never be deceived that the rich will allow you to vote away their wealth.
( Lucy Parsons, 1853-1942 )

Common sense is not a gift..
It’s a punishment because you have to deal with all those who don’t have it.

I am in competition with no one.
I have no desire to play the game of being better than anyone.
I’m simply trying to be better than the person I was yesterday.

It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his job depends on not understanding it.
( Upton Sinclair, 1878-1968 )

We won’t find a cure for life-threatening diseases until we find a cure for greed and selfishness.

Fear doesn’t stop death, it stops life.

Most humans are never fully present in the now, because unconsciously they believe that the next moment must be more important than this one.. But then you miss your whole life, which is never not now.
( Eckhart Tolle )

Yes, I’m crazy .. No, you can’t have some.

The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.
( Eckhart Tolle )

Governments don’t want an intelligent population, because people who can think critically can’t be ruled.. They want a public who are just smart enough to pay taxes and dumb enough to keep voting for them.

True humility is not thinking less of yourself.. It is thinking of yourself less.
( Rick Warren )

You are not a racist for simply discussing your concern about the barbaric ideology of Islam, and how Muslim immigration can destroy your country’s quality of life, like it has in some European countries.
Don’t buy into political correctness bull-shit your government is trying to dump on you.
Freedom of speech is something you should never allow government to take from you, as your children will never get it back.

Civil disobedience becomes a sacred duty when the State has become lawless or corrupt.
( Mahatma Gandhi )

A privileged, entitlement culture lurks at the heart of the Conservative Government.

If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people things they do not want to hear.
( George Orwell )

I’m like Victoria Beckham, you know, when she’s really, really, really hungry, she has a piece of lettuce.
( Anne Robinson )

Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose.
( Eckhart Tolle )

Heavy physical work, the care of home and children, petty quarrels with neighbours, films, football, beer, and above all, gambling filled up the horizon of their minds.. To keep them in control was not difficult.. All that was required of them was a primitive patriotism which could be appealed to whenever it was necessary to make them accept longer working hours or shorter rations.. And when they become discontented, as they sometimes did, their discontentment led nowhere, because being without general ideas, they could only focus it on petty specific grievances.
( George Orwell )

Injustice In The World

The Real Enemy Of My People Is Here ..
Why should they ask me to put on a uniform and go 10,000 miles from home and drop bombs and bullets on Brown people in Vietnam while so-called Negro people in Louisville are treated like dogs and denied simple human rights? No, I’m not going 10,000 miles from home to help murder and burn another poor nation simply to continue the domination of white slave masters of the darker people the world over. This is the day when such evils must come to an end.. The real enemy of my people is here.
My conscience won’t let me go shoot my brother, or some darker people, or some poor hungry people in the mud for big powerful America. And shoot them for what? They never called me nigger, they never lynched me, they didn’t put no dogs on me, they didn’t rob me of my nationality, rape and kill my mother and father. Shoot them for what? How do I got to go shoot them, poor little black people, little babies, children, and women? How can I shoot them poor people? Just take me to jail.
( Muhammad Ali )

The Suspicious Death Of Serena Shim ..
American journalist and mother of two Serena Shim, 29, was killed on October 19, 2014 in a suspicious car accident near the Turkey-Syria border.. The identity and whereabouts of the truck driver remain unknown.. It is also highly significant that Shim had very clearly expressed her concerns for her safety just prior to the ‘accident’.
Shim had described her harassment by security forces as particularly unusual, noting that she had dealt with police and intelligence services before in various different countries, but that the Turkish activity was a targeted response to something very specific.. She had said her own instinct was that Turkish security people were tracking her not because of her reporting in Kobani but on account of possible matters of far greater, more damaging information she might have exposed concerning a concerted geo-political conspiracy.. On October 17th, just two days before her death, Shim had told Press TV that the Turkish National Intelligence Organization (MİT) had accused her of “spying”.. She said it was “probably due to some of the stories she had covered” about Turkey’s role in the Islamic State terror group and particularly in regard to the militants in Kobani.. It was Shim who had reported on ISIL militants being smuggled across the Turkish border into Syria in trucks deceptively bearing the symbols of NGOs like the World Food Organisation.
Serena Shim died on the way back to her hotel.. She had been returning to Suruc with her cousin Judy Irish in a rental car which then collided with a heavy vehicle (a cement mixer, according to Turkish media).. Supposedly, Shim died in the crash while her cousin Judy Irish was injured and taken to Suruc State Hospital.. According to the Turkish Dogan News Agency, the driver of the heavy vehicle was subsequently arrested.. Shim’s employer at the time, Press TV, disputed  this, alleging that both driver and vehicle had “disappeared”.. There was also the curious report that Shim and Irish were for some reason taken to different hospitals after the crash.
Serena Shim’s sister, Fatmeh, appears to have been in no doubt that the journalist was murdered for various reasons.. She said, “She caught them bringing in ISIS high-ranked members into Syria from Turkey into camps, which are supposed to be Syrian refugee camps.. I think it was planned and plotted.. There’s no pictures of Serena in the car.. There is not one scratch on my sister’s body.. They took them to two different hospitals.. Why?.. Why were there Army men on the ground, why weren’t there police ?” .. No independent investigation has been conducted by the United States over her death, despite her US citizenship.

Corruption In High Places ? ..
In 2013, documents show that the UK conducted deals with Saudi Arabia to ensure they were elected to the UN Human Rights Council.
In 2015, shortly after they posted a job advertisement for eight new executioners, Saudi Arabia were ‘chosen’ to head the key UN Human Rights Panel.
And earlier this year, in a ‘secret’ ballot, Saudi Arabia was voted onto the UN Women’s Rights Commission.

Case Dropped Against Yvonne Fletcher’s Murder Suspect ..
Murdered WPC Yvonne Fletcher’s colleagues are furious after a police probe into a suspect was halted.. Police say a prosecution has been blocked for ‘national security’ reasons.. Saleh Ibrahim Mabroukwas held 18 months ago over the death of Yvonne, 25, who was shot policing a protest outside Libya’s London embassy in 1984.. It has emerged Theresa May did nothing to stop the case being dropped.. Yvonne’s colleague John Murray, who cradled her as she died, called the decision “a slap in the face”.
Colonel Gaddafi aide Mr Mabrouk was expelled from Britain after the death but returned in 2000, won asylum and gained a PhD in the oil industry.
( Stephen Hayward, Sunday Mirror, 21.05.2017 )

They Died In Vain ..
Homelessness, Food-banks, Loan Sharks, Poverty, Crime, Millions waiting for medical treatment, Benefits cut for the disabled and the vulnerable.. The brave souls who gave their life in two world wars for a better life for those they left behind will be saddened and grieved how life is for so many today.

Russia Could Have Been Our Friend ..
The EU, urged on by the US, re-started the Cold War by encouraging Russia’s neighbours to join the EU as if the USSR still existed, and aggressively sought to detach Ukraine from Russia and draw her into the EU orbit, knowing very well that this would infuriate the Russians.
Russia could have been our friend if we had wanted that. We rightly viewed the old Soviet Union as a global menace to freedom. But Russia is no such thing.. Just a major regional power sick of being humiliated and pushed around by ignorant outsiders.

The Evil Empire ..
Saudi Arabia, the long-term sponsor of intolerant Islamicism, is the most deadly enemy.. European governments have kowtowed to the kingdom for too long.. If we don’t cut our ties with the evil empire, terrorism will destroy the civilised world.
( Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, 20.08.2017 )

Standing Up For The Voiceless

What I think about vivisection is that if people admit that they have the right to take or endanger the life of living beings for the benefit of many, there will be no limit to their cruelty.
( Leo Tolstoy )

The disgusting, blood-soaked ‘meat’ industry is concerned only with one thing..
Maximising profit, regardless of people’s health, and the social or environmental costs.

We consume the carcasses of creatures of like appetites, passions and organs with our own and fill the slaughterhouses daily with screams of fear and pain.
( Robert Louis Stevenson )

Nothing more strongly arouses our disgust than cannibalism, yet we make the same impression on Buddhists and vegetarians, for we feed on babies, though not our own.
( Robert Louis Stevenson )

In their behaviour towards animals, farmers and the ‘meat’ industry are Nazis.

Cock-fighting was illegal in Oklahoma, USA until 1963, when a judge ruled that chickens are not animals and therefore unprotected by anti-cruelty laws.

The problem with experiments has always been that human beings make the decisions on whether or not the animals have benefited from the treatment.
( James Randi )

We humans don’t even give token acknowledgement to the fact that we push animals off their lands.. We are the thieves and trespassers, not they.

Wildlife animals are being forced to live in closer proximity with humans.
With few alternatives available, they have no choice but to enter our towns, our gardens, and our parks, in search of food and shelter.

Animals Are Forced To Rely On Humans To Survive ..
In a perfect world, animals would be free to live their lives to the fullest.. Raising their young, enjoying their native environments and following their natural instincts.. However, domesticated dogs and cats cannot survive free in our concrete jungles, so we must take as good care of them as possible.. People with the time, money, love and patience to make a lifetime commitment to an animal can make an enormous difference by adopting from shelters or rescuing animals from a perilous life on the street.. But it is also important to stop manufacturing pets, thereby perpetuating a class of animals forced to rely on humans to survive.
( PETA )

Cruelty has cursed the human family for countless ages.. It is almost impossible for one to be cruel to animals and kind to humans.. If children are permitted to be cruel to their pets and other animals, they easily learn to get the same pleasure from the misery of fellow-humans.. Such tendencies can easily lead to crime.
( Frederic A. McGrand )

Standing up for the voiceless and what you believe in takes courage in a world determined to mock you for it.

The beef industry has contributed to more American deaths than all the wars of this century, all natural disasters and all automobile accidents combined.. If beef is your idea of real food for real people, you’d better live real close to a real good hospital.
( Neal D. Barnard, M.D. )

Results from animal tests are not transferable between species and therefore cannot guarantee product safety for humans.. In reality these tests do not provide protection for consumers from unsafe products, but rather they are used to protect corporations from legal liability.
( Herbert Gundersheimer, M.D. )

When I was twelve, I went hunting with my father and we shot a bird.. He was laying there and something struck me.. Why do we call this fun to kill this creature who was as happy as I was when I woke up this morning ?
( Marv Levy )

Humans .. The only animal in the world to fear.

An animal’s life has been sacrificed to bring you a meal.

The attitude of the farmer and the medical research scientist is ..
“Nothing matters but the convenience of man.”

The suffering which some people deliberately inflict upon animals is beyond the understanding of all good, decent people.

Anyone who tries to improve the lives of animals invariably comes in for criticism from those who believe such efforts are misplaced in a world of suffering humanity.
( Jane Goodall )

At the moment our human world is based on the suffering and destruction of millions of non-humans.. To perceive this and to do something to change it in personal and public ways is to undergo a change of perception akin to a religious conversion.. Nothing can ever be seen in quite the same way again because once you have admitted the terror and pain of other species you will, unless you resist conversion, be always aware of the endless permutations of suffering that support our society.
( Sir Arthur Conan Doyle )

The Will Of A Dog ..
When I die, please do not say, “I will never have another pet.”
Instead, go and find an unloved shelter dog, one whose life has held no joy or hope, and give my place to him.. The place I had in my human’s loving heart, my happy home, my cozy bed, and all my toys.

If any kid realised what was involved in factory farming, they would never touch meat again.. I was so moved by the intelligence, sense of fun and personality of the animals I worked with on Babe that by the end of the film I was a vegetarian.
( James Cromwell )

If your personal choices have a victim..
It is no longer a personal choice.

Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he’s been given.. But up to now he hasn’t been a creator, only a destroyer.. Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up, wild lifes become extinct, the climate’s ruined and the land grows poorer and uglier every day.
( Anton Chekhov )

You say a vegan diet is extreme, but when I search for videos of your ‘food’ being produced, I see ‘Graphic Content’ warnings.

The art of angling, the cruelest, the coldest and the stupidest of pretended sports.
( Lord George Gordon Byron )

I despise and abhor the pleas on behalf of that infamous practice, vivisection.. I would rather submit to the worst of deaths, so far as pain goes, than have a single dog or cat tortured to death on the pretence of sparing me a twinge or two.
( Robert Browning )

Please Don’t Harm Me Or My Family ..
I am America’s only native marsupial.. I am an Opossum.
Some people think I look like a rat, but I am more closely related to the kangaroo and koala bears, who are also marsupials.. I clean up your environment, eat ticks, and keep snakes away.. If you leave out food, I will eat it.. I get hungry too.. I don’t have an easy life, so if you can leave table scraps and water outside for me, that would be a great help for me and my family.
I may look scary, but I don’t have rabies, and I will do you no harm.
Please don’t harm me or my family.

Eating meat is the most disgusting thing I can think of.
It’s like biting into your grandmother.
( Morrissey )