Until It Ends, There Is No End

Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed.
Everything else is public relations.
( George Orwell )

If I’m wrong, educate me.. Don’t belittle me.

The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don’t know anything about.
( Wayne Dyer, 1940-2015 )

Our population is being replaced by people with norms and values that are not ours.
( Geert Wilders )

Leaving would cause business uncertainty, while embroiling the Government for years in a fiddly process of negotiating new arrangements, so diverting energy from the real problems that have nothing to do with Europe.
( Boris Johnson, February 2016 )

Because of new laws brought in by the Conservative Government, the UK is now ranked 40th in the world for freedom of press.
The 2017 World Press Freedom Index ranks the UK behind countries such as Costa Rica, Jamaica, Estonia, Slovakia, Samoa, Czech Republic, Namibia, Uruguay, Ghana, Latvia, South Africa, Liechtenstein, Chile, Trinidad and Tobago, Andorra, Lithuania, and Slovenia.

Not only is the universe stranger than we imagine, it is stranger than we can imagine.
( Arthur Stanley Eddington, 1882-1944 )

Others rain on your parade because they are jealous of your sun when they only have shade.
( Eileen Hutchison, 1926-2008 )

We are all of us clocks whose faces tell the passing years.
( Arthur Stanley Eddington, 1882-1944 )

This soulless nature of the scientific world need not worry those who are persuaded that the main significances of our environment are of a more spiritual character.
( Arthur Stanley Eddington, 1882-1944 )

I mean what I say and I say what I mean.
There won’t be an early election.
There should be no general election until 2020.
( Theresa May, 30.06.2016 )

We have leaders and politicians who have lost sight of the truth..
And have replaced truth with laws and regulations to further their greed.

It’s Sheriff-of-Nottingham times.
Why aren’t the bankers in the dock ?
The working classes are suffering in this country.
They’re a joke in the media – they’re portrayed as chavs and rioters.
( Paul O’Grady )

There was a time when science wasn’t taken seriously and religion ruled the world.
We called it the Dark Ages.

Education makes us a white man’s equal..
The lack of it makes us his victim.
( Joe Medicine Crow, 1913-2016 )

Passports ? ..
When government takes your right to travel and sells it back to you.

The belly is an ungrateful wretch..
It never remembers past favours, it always wants more tomorrow.
( Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, 1918-2008 )

Until it ends, there is no end.

In keeping silent about evil, in burying it so deep within us that no sign of it appears on the surface, we are implanting it, and it will rise up a thousand fold in the future.. When we neither punish nor reproach evildoers, we are not simply protecting their trivial old age, we are thereby ripping the foundations of justice from beneath new generations.
( Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, 1918-2008 )

Fire Officers Warn That Cuts Pose A Risk…
Chief fire officers have warned that further budget cuts pose a risk to community safety as official figures revealed the biggest increase in fire deaths for a decade.
The latest figures from the Department for Communities and Local Government show that 294 people died in fires in England during 2015, an increase of 21% compared with the 242 deaths recorded in 2014 and the largest increase since figures were published in 2001-02.. The chief fire officers from the six largest English cities outside London said the rise was worrying as the fire service faces budget cuts of up to 50% by 2020, from the 2010 benchmark.
( The Guardian, April 2016 )

A Horror Caused Entirely By Us…
It is almost physically painful to listen to our political leaders as they jut their chins, do their Churchill imitations, and march towards yet another disaster.
I ask all these people to see if they can arrange a weekend break in Libya, the country they ‘liberated’ a couple of years ago.. The Tripoli airport, alas, long ago closed and seems to have been burned down.. But perhaps they can hitch a ride on one of the pirate boats that criss-cross the Mediterranean, bringing uncontrollable legions of migrants to Italy, bound for Calais.. That filthy business, too, is the fault of our Prime Minister and those who supported his Libya adventure.. The disturbing scenes at Calais, as migrants battle to board British-bound ships, are David Cameron’s direct responsibility, and the responsibility of all those who uncritically backed his adventure.
Nobody goes to Libya, now a cauldron of blood and screams where no sane person will venture, a horror caused entirely by us.
(Peter Hitchens, 07.09.2014)

Laid-Back Italians More Productive Than UK…
For all George Osborne’s bluster, Britain remains a low-wage, low-output economy.. British workers put in the longest hours in Europe yet produce less than any other major industrialised nation.. The French could take every Friday off and still produce more each week than we do.. And even the laid-back Italians are nine per cent more productive than us.. Of the original fifteen EU states, only Europe’s basket cases Greece and Portugal have lower hourly wages.. Instead of investing in plant and technology essential for long-term growth, business is investing in labour because it is so cheap.
(Nigel Nelson, 13.12.2015)

If you’ve come into our country and you commit a crime, you should be deported, end of story.
(Ray Winstone, December 2008)

We don’t have to be unequal.. Poverty isn’t inevitable.
It doesn’t have to be unfair.. Things can, and will change.
(Jeremy Corbyn)

George Orwell…
George Orwell was a patriotic, liberty-loving socialist who learned to loathe most of his Leftist comrades.. His writing, unlike theirs, was as clear as a newly cleaned windowpane.. That is because he, unlike them, refused to lie for the cause, and admitted its faults.. They loathed him for it when he was alive, and they always will loathe him for it.
(Peter Hitchens, 07.09.2014)

British voters and European leaders should have one thing in common.. Not trusting David Cameron.. As slippery as a mud wrestler covered in grease.
The only thing open about Mr Cameron is his gaping mouth when he’s telling porkies.
(Daily Mirror, 18.12.2015)

ISIL hasn’t come from nowhere.
ISIL isn’t funded by nobody.
ISIL doesn’t sell its oil to nobody.
ISIL doesn’t receive its arms from nowhere.
You’ve got to ask some questions about the arms sales we’ve made to many countries around the Gulf.. And we’ve got to ask some questions of the bankers and the banking system that allows that oil money to go in and out.
( Jeremy Corbyn )

Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders.
That is easy.. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger.. It works the same way in any country.
( Hermann Wilhelm Göring, German politician, military leader, and leading member of the Nazi Party )

I was born with my heart on my sleeve
A fire in my soul
And a mouth I can’t control.

It’s easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.
( Mark Twain )

Theresa May has the warmth, wit and oratorical ability of a fridge-freezer.
( Rod Little )

Those who are determined to be ‘offended’ will discover a provocation somewhere.. We cannot possibly adjust enough to please the fanatics, and it is degrading to make the attempt.
( Christopher Hitchens )

Judged by its own stated goals, government austerity policy isn’t working.. Of course, the reality is that austerity policies are actually designed to dismantle the welfare state, bring down wages and fully marketise the economy, destroying all social and economic gains of ordinary people since the second world war.. So from the government point of view the policies are working.
( Ken Loach )

Do Scientists Believe In God ?

The existence of design in Nature is a fact which must be taken seriously because in every main branch of science.. Physics, geophysics, astronomy, chemistry and biology, we are faced with the same surprising fact.. Nearly everywhere Nature shows signs of something we can only think of in terms of ingenuity and deliberate design.
( Robert E.D. Clark, PH.D. Organic Chemistry, Cambridge University )

A common sense interpretation of the facts suggests a Super Intellect has monkeyed with physics, as well as with the chemistry and the biology.. There are no blind forces worth speaking about in Nature.. The numbers one calculates from the facts seem to me so overwhelming as to put this conclusion almost beyond question.
( Dr. Fred Hoyle, British Astrophysicist and founder of Theory of Stellar Nucleosynthesis )

It may seem bizarre, but in my opinion, a deep study into the sciences offers a surer path to God than any religion.
( Paul Davies, Physicist winner of the 2001 Kelvin Medal issued by the Institute of Physics and winner of the 2002 Faraday Prize issued by the Royal Society )

To suppose that the human eye with all its inimitable contrivances for adjusting the focus to different distances, for admitting different amounts of light, and for the correction of spherical and chromatic aberration, could have been formed by natural selection seems, I freely confess, absurd in the highest sense.
( Charles Darwin )

A bit of science distances one from God, but much science nears one to Him.. The more I study Nature, the more I stand amazed at the work of the Creator.
( Louis Pasteur )

We are, by astronomical standards, a pampered, cosseted, cherished group of creatures.. If the universe had not been made with the most exacting precision we could never have come into existence.. It is my view that these circumstances indicate the universe was created for man to live in.
( John O’Keefe, Astronomer, NASA )

It seems to me that when confronted with the marvels of life and the incredibly fine-tuned universe, one must ask why and not just how.. The only possible answers are religious.. I find a need for God in the universe, and in my own life.
(Arthur L. Schawlow, Professor of Physics, Stanford University and Nobel prize winner in physics)

Precious little in the way of biochemical evolution could have happened on the Earth.. If one counts the number of trial assemblies of amino acids alone that are needed to give rise to the enzymes, the probability of their discovery by selection or via random shufflings turns out to be less than ‘one in ten to the 40,000th.’
( Dr. Chandra Wickramasinghe, Professor, Applied Mathematics and Astronomy, University College Cardiff )

Both religion and science require a belief in God.. For believers, God is in the beginning, and for physicists he is at the end of all considerations.
( Max Planck, Nobel prize winner in physics )

Astronomy leads us to a unique event.. A universe which was created out of nothing and delicately balanced to provide exactly the conditions required to support life.. In the absence of an absurdly-improbable accident.. The observations of modern science seem to suggest an underlying, one might say, supernatural plan.
( Arno Penzias, Physicist and Nobel prize winner )

Within DNA we’ve discovered dual coding, along with protein code-reading frames and other cellular design features for concentrating the vast genomic information.. Such innovations are virtually impossible to be by chance or selective processes.
( W.Y. Chung, Comparative Genomics and Bioinformatics, Penn State University )

Evolution is a fairy tale for grown-ups.
The theory has helped nothing in the progress of science.. It is useless.. The shocking lack of transitional fossils offer no explanation for the exquisitely complex animals, all unique in their kinds.
( Dr. Louis Bounoure, French National Centre for Scientific Research )

The more you look scientifically and mathematically at the universe, the more you understand God is its glorious infinitely wise creator.
( Johannes Kepler, Founder of the Planetary Laws of Motion )

One cannot look at this universe with all living productions and man, without believing that all has been intelligently designed.
( Charles Darwin )

The first gulp from the glass of natural sciences will turn you into an Atheist.
But at the bottom of the glass God is waiting for you.
( Werner Heisenberg, Nobel prize winner in physics, Founder of Quantum Mechanics )

Unfortunately, the origin of the cell remains a question that is actually the murkiest aspect of the whole theory of evolution.
( Alexander Ivanovich Oparin, Biochemist, notable for his book The Origin of Life )

Without the incredible design and tuning seen in Earth’s radiation protection mechanism, our magnetic field structure, life itself would be an impossibility.
( Sir Robert Boyd, Royal Astronomical Society )

A Creator must exist.. The big bang ripples and subsequent scientific findings clearly point to an ex-nihilo creation consistent with the first few verses of the Book of Genesis.
( Henry F. Schaefer 111, Quantum Chemist, Five-time nominee for the Nobel Prize )

God used beautiful mathematics in creating the world.
( Paul Dirac, Nobel Prize Winner in Physics )

I believe that the more thoroughly science is studied, the further does it take us from anything comparable to Atheism.
( Lord William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, Mathematical physicist and engineer )

God is the author of the universe and the free establisher of the laws of motion.
( Robert William Boyle, Chemist and physicist, Founder of modern chemistry ) 

Astronomers now find they have painted themselves into a corner because they have proven, by their own methods, that the world began abruptly in an act of creation to which you can trace the seeds of every star, every planet, every living thing in this cosmos and on the Earth.. And they have found that all this happened as a product of forces they cannot hope to discover.
( Robert Jastrow, NASA Physicist )

Natural selection through mutation cannot begin to explain the incredible functions of the eye.. Mutations are either neutral or harmful, rarely are they helpful, just as a random change made by poking a screwdriver into the guts of your computer will rarely improve its performance.
( Paul Ehrlich, Evolutionist, Stanford University )

There is no conflict between science and religion.
Our knowledge of God is made larger with every discovery we make about the world.
( Joseph H. Taylor, Nobel Prize in Physics for discovery of the first binary pulsar )

The fanatical Atheists are like slaves who are still feeling the weight of their chains they have thrown off after a hard struggle.. They are creatures who in their grudge against God and religion can’t hear the music of the spheres.
( Albert Einstein )

Genetic studies continue to prove entropy of the human genome is constant and degenerative, making evolution and improvement by selection both scientifically and logically false.
( Dr. John Sanford, Cornell University Professor )

I have found there is a wonderful harmony in the complementary truths of science and faith.. The God of the Bible is also the God of the human genome.. God can be found in the Cathedral or in the laboratory.
( Francis Sellers Collins, Physician-geneticist )

If I had no other data than the early chapters of Genesis, some of the Psalms, and other passages of scripture, I would have arrived at essentially the same picture of the origin of the universe, as is indicated by scientific data.
( Arno Penzias, Physicist and Nobel prize winner )

No one can read the Gospels without feeling the actual presence of Jesus.. His personality pulsates in every word.. No myth is filled with such life.
( Albert Einstein )

The fact is there are proportionally as many Atheistic truck drivers as Atheistic scientists.. And among Nobel laureates, the number who recognise the hand of God in the universe is remarkably high.
( Richard Bube, Stanford University Professor )

How did the molecules of life form and acquire their amazing abilities without an intelligent designer ?.. Evolutionary research fails to provide adequate explanations or satisfying answers to questions about the origin of life.
In effect, those who deny the purposeful intervention of a Creator attribute god-like powers to mindless molecules and natural forces.

The most beautiful system of the sun, planets and comets could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being.
( Isaac Newton )

Scientists hold to chemical ‘chance’ evolution theories, but still somehow involve God.. I think it is because for them to admit that God directly created the first cell, they might as well admit that God created everything directly.. The presence of building materials is one thing, the requirement of the plan to put these building materials in the proper places and get them working together is another thing.. That’s why a cell is so beautiful, so intricate.. Even to get one single functional protein molecule to form by chance is a mathematical absurdity.
( Dr Aw Swee-Eng, M.B., B.S., Ph.D.(Lond.), FRC Path., MI Biol. (Lond.))

The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.
‪( Nikola Tesla, Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist )

I am not an atheist.. The problem involved is too vast for our limited minds.. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many languages.. The child knows someone must have written those books.. It does not know how.. It does not understand the languages in which they are written.. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn’t know what it is.. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.. We see the universe marvelously arranged and obeying certain laws but only dimly understand these laws.
( Albert Einstein )

I think only an idiot can be an atheist.
We must admit that there exists an incomprehensible power or force with limitless foresight and knowledge that started the whole universe going in the first place.
( Christian B. Anfinsen, 1916-1995, an American biochemist who shared the 1972 Nobel Prize in Chemistry )

Enjoy This Day

Turkey isn’t our ally, even though it’s in Nato.
On the contrary, it’s an increasingly Islamist state run by a dangerous demagogue who should worry us as much as IS does.
(Peter Hitchens, 12.10.2014)

God’s Laws…
If you believe in God then the idea is that we follow God’s laws to the best of our ability.. His laws state, “Thou shalt not kill”.. And so everything should work around that.. Whether it’s about death penalties, abortions or anything else.. As with everything, it can be taken simply, just as the law is recorded.. Or you can look into it more deeply and look for exceptions and loop holes and such like.. But I would tend to go with the simple way that it is written.. ‘Thou shalt not kill’.. Probably the biggest point here is that God sets our laws.. We don’t set his.. It’s the same way we work as parents and children.. Our children, certainly when they are young and learning, have a different set of rules to the parents.. The rules we set are there to protect and to help and to teach.. As our children grow into adults their rules change somewhat.. I would think God’s rules work much the same way.. I believe this life is a test for us, where we learn and grow, and God’s rules are there to protect and help us along the way.. After this life ends things change and no doubt there will be some changes to the rules too as we progress.
(Lorna Latham Wilkins, 23.11.2016)

Enjoy this day.
Every day is a gift, a blessing.
Some saw yesterday but will never see another day.
Tomorrow is promised to no one.
Enjoy this day.

In some ways we are humanising technology and dehumanising people.
Just because we can do something, doesn’t necessarily mean we should.
(Sonya Cassidy)

There are politicians who are twisting and abusing religion and different strains of the same religion in order to further their own political objectives.. And the tragedy for me, and that’s why you have these proxy wars being fought the whole time in that area, is that there is not strong enough leadership in the countries themselves.. That’s why you’ve got Saudi Arabia, Iran, everybody, moving in and puppeteering and playing proxy wars.
(UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson)

Mrs May’s Reintroduction Of Medieval Tyranny…
Perhaps the worst and most wounding for a British patriot is Mrs Theresa May’s plan to ban ‘extremists’ from the air-ways and the internet.. What is an extremist ?.. Why, anyone the Government says is one.. I might be one.. You might be one.. What joy this idea must have given the Chinese despots currently resisting peaceful demands for more freedom in Hong Kong.. I can just imagine the glee with which they will throw back any British protests at repression, by saying how much they admire Mrs May’s reintroduction of medieval tyranny into our penal code.. For this disgraceful outburst, Mrs May was praised as a possible future premier by choirs of sycophants.. But then we must come to that great streak of snake-oil and hair gel, the Prime Minister’s speech in Birmingham.. I confess I swore at the TV set several times, enraged by his sheer nerve.. His ostentatious wearing of a Help For Heroes wristband after needlessly prolonging the peril of British troops in Afghanistan was particularly repulsive to me.. I hope his endorsement did not harm that excellent charity too much, though I have never understood why wounded soldiers need to rely upon charity for their care.
(Peter Hitchens, 05.10.2014)

Bill Clinton has called Jeremy Corbyn a ‘guy off the street’ and ‘the maddest person in the room’, a refreshing contrast to charismatic Bill himself who’s a sleazy old goat and the randiest person in any room.
(Fiona Phillips, 12.11.2016)

Airhead heiress Tamara Ecclestone claims she doesn’t know the difference between bread and toast.. Well, allow me to do what the teachers at your exclusive public school failed to do, Tamara, and educate you.. Bread is what your dad gives you and your hubby to entertain yourself with in your £45million mansion, while toast is what your marriage will be if daddy ever decides he doesn’t like the way your hubby is spending his bread.
(Brian Reade, 11.10.2014)

Britain’s Huge Debt…
Britain’s personal debt mountain is £353billion.. To put that astronomical figure into perspective that’s more than three times the cost of the NHS.. One in six of us now owes money to someone other than our mortgage lender.. And the reason we’re in hock is that wages never picked up after the bank crash and are worth an average £40 less a week.. Ordinary people understood the need for austerity after our economy almost collapsed in 2008.. What they did not expect was to end up footing the entire bill while fat-cat bankers went on coining it with taxpayer bailouts.. So much for George Osborne’s mantra we were all in it together.. The truth is nothing really changed.. The same political elite carried on making the rich richer with tax breaks while cutting public services everyone else relies on.
(Sunday Mirror, 28.08.2016)

‘Unrealistic’ To Bring 50,000 Pedophiles To Justice…
Keith Bristow, head of the National Crime Agency, expects that of the 50,000 Brits who have accessed vile pictures of kids being abused, it’s just ‘unrealistic’ to bring them all to justice.. Quite how many he will be able to track down then drag through our slow and cumbersome justice system isn’t clear.. Let us hope his officers can make it into double figures.. Yet the scandal seems to have been dismissed by Home Secretary Theresa May with a shoulder shrug while her cronies continue banging on about the EU.. There is no reason why every single one of the 50,000 people involved could not be actively pursued.. If the Home Office wanted to.
Rapes recorded by police have reached an all-time high of more than 22,000, up 5,000 to June (2014) on the previous year.. That is 60 attacks every day.
(Alison Phillips, Daily Mirror, 22.10.2014)

Home Ownership Plunges Under Conservatives…
The UK has dropped out of the EU top 20 for home ownership.
People who own their own homes has plunged from 70% in 2010 to 63.5%.
The figures now put the UK behind France, Holland and Luxembourg.
The number of households aged under 35 who own their own home is down 300,000 since 2010.. Yet home-owning households rose by a million between 1997 and 2010 under Labour.
(Nigel Nelson, Sunday Mirror, 30.10.2016)

My Ideas Wake Me Up

If they don’t know what they’re doing to people, they’re incompetent and shouldn’t be in government.. If they do know what they’re doing then they’re not fit to be in government.
( Ken Loach )

I don’t need an alarm clock.. My ideas wake me.

We are a plague on the Earth.
Either we limit our population growth or the natural world will do it for us.
( Sir David Attenborough )

Being the black sheep of the family is like being famous.
There is always someone talking shit about you.

If I am a traitor, who did I betray ?
I gave all my information to the American public, to American journalists who are reporting on American issues.. If they see that as treason, I think people really need to consider who they think they’re working for.. The public is supposed to be their boss, not their enemy.
( Edward Snowden )

The number of workers challenging unfair treatment has fallen by around 9,000 a month since fees of up to £1,200 were brought in by the Conservative Government three years ago.. A 73% drop in industrial tribunals for unfair dismissal, 71% for sex discrimination, 58% for race discrimination, and 54% for disability discrimination.. Bully bosses, thanks to David Cameron, are getting away with it.

In the US, there is basically one party – the business party.
It has two factions, called Democrats and Republicans, which are somewhat different but carry out variations on the same policies.. By and large, I am opposed to those policies.. As is most of the population.
( Noam Chomsky )

When exposing a crime is treated as committing a crime, you are ruled by criminals.

What if the government was funding terrorists so they can enforce more laws on you to ‘protect’ you from the terrorists they created ?

Democrats work to help people who need help.
That other party, they work for people who don’t need help.
That’s all there is to it.
( Harry S. Truman )

What if I told you ..
That the version of history you were taught in school was heavily revised to favour your own nations agenda while hiding its crimes.. And in doing so fostered an unrealistic sense of false patriotism used to manufacture your allegiance to a corporate entity masquerading as your government.

The Rothschild family are so rich that this one family has the ability to literally feed, clothe, and house every man, woman and child on the planet.. If they wanted to.

It is not acceptable that many young people have criminal records for smoking marijuana, while the CEOS of Banks whose illegal behaviour helped destroy our economy do not.
( Bernie Sanders )

Why do we call it ‘alternative medicine’ when it is the original medicine that humans have used for thousands of years ?

The US Census Bureau figures show that in 2015 poverty affected 43.1 million people, 4.2 million were aged over 65.

Greater efforts should be made to prevent the illegal transportation of weapons and people into the UK.
( The Harris Report, 28.10.2016 )

I am not an asshole, I am actually a very nice person.
You are just pissed because I can see through your bull-shit.

What do I feel like when I get up in the morning ?
I feel like going straight back to bed.

Our country has been let down and sold down the river by the Tories for too long.. When it comes to investment our government is as slow as the broadband in many of our homes.. Bulgaria has faster internet than we do, our railways are crying out for investment yet the privatised railways charge us the highest fares in Europe.. And our energy bills are a rip-off.. The new nuclear plant at Hinkley is state-funded by the Chinese and run by a nationalised French firm.. Our country wasn’t run by Brussels, it’s run by boardrooms across the world.. Whole communities have been left behind as high-skilled and secure jobs have vanished.
( Jeremy Corbyn, 04.08.2016 )

Do you ever want to say something that’s pissing you off, but you know it will start trouble or an argument, so you hold it inside and let it drive you crazy ?

When accused of being unethical, immoral or criminal, politicians often react by discrediting the accuser, portraying them to others as unbalanced or unstable.

The Chinese Government wants me to say that for many centuries Tibet has been part of China.. Even if I make that statement, many people would just laugh.. And my statement will not change past history.. History is history.
( Dalai Lama )

The posts on this website may cause your original thoughts to develop and have you questioning your programmed and indoctrinated thinking.

Let me stop you right there..
Nobody here gives a shit.

I don’t like men who blow-dry their hair.. If you are a man and you blow-dry your hair, then I don’t like you and that’s all there is to it.
( Jack Dee )

When confronted with challenging information, many people will seek to preserve their current understanding of the world by rejecting, or explaining away, or avoiding the information, or by convincing themselves that no conflict really exists.

I should be given an award for keeping my mouth shut..
When there’s so much to be said.

In these days of texting and various social media apps, the well-constructed sentence is under mortal threat.
( Prince Charles, Sept. 2016 )

If someone hates you for no reason..
Give the moron a reason.

Don’t like my sarcasm ?
Well, I don’t like your stupid.

David Cameron and George Osborne refused to build more council houses because it would create Labour voters.
( Nick Clegg )

There are some people who will never like me..
And I will never give a shit.

Nearly 9,000 drivers in the UK are legally getting behind the wheel despite having 12 or more penalty points on their licence.. The number has soared by 25% since last year, and two drivers, from Liverpool and Basildon, Essex, are still on the roads despite both having accumulated 51 points.. When a motorist clocks up 12 points they have to attend court and can be banned for at least six months.. There are 12 motorists with 30 or more penalty points, up from eight last year.
( Daily Mirror, 12.08.2016 )

There’s really no such thing as the ‘voiceless’.
There are only the deliberately silenced, or the preferably unheard.
( Arundhati Roy )

The female being has been chosen by the Creator to be the portal between the spiritual realm and this physical realm.. The only force on Earth powerful enough to navigate unborn spirits onto this planet.. So tell me, why do we not treat her as such ?
( Wild Woman Sisterhood )

Armies are created to protect the system, not the people.
In the future, an educated humanity will not stand for war.
( Jacque Fresco )

The Real Things Haven’t Changed

Never in the history of calming down has anyone ever calmed down by being told to calm down.

Islam is not a religion of peace, it’s a political theory of conquest that seeks domination by any means it can.
(Ayaan Hirsi Ali)

Groups like the Muslim Council do not do nearly enough to root out extreme versions of Islam because they too have come under the influence of Wahhabism, whose logical progression is to end up with a barbarous theocracy not dissimilar to ISIS.. Wahhabism was imported from and heavily funded by Saudi Arabia and is now the most powerful voice in most British mosques, faith schools and Muslim organisations.. The ‘primitive doctrine’, the burkha and the bushy beards, are seen as integral to British Islam though they stem from archaic Arab life and have no theological basis in the Koran.
(Imam Dr Taj Hargey, Muslim Educational Centre of Oxford)

Two reasons why we don’t trust others..
1. We don’t know them.
2. We know them.

We as black people, we are never going to be successful.. Not because of you white people, but because of other black people.. It’s a dirty, dark secret you know when there are young black kids doing well in school, the loser kids tell them, “Oh, you’re acting white.”.. For some reason we are brain-washed to think if you’re not a thug or an idiot, you are not black enough.
(Charles Barkley)

You often see a person’s true colours when you are no longer beneficial to their life.

Calling 911 and waiting is no longer your best option.. You can beg for mercy, or you can fight back.. Consider taking a safety course in handling a firearm so you can defend yourself until we get there.
(Sheriff David Clarke, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin)

Life is too short to argue with idiots and stupid people.

It’s incredible how one tiny egg and one tiny sperm can produce one massive asshole.

That’s the standard technique of privatisation.. Defund, make sure things don’t work, people get angry, you hand it over to private capital.
(Noam Chomsky)

The real things haven’t changed..
It is still best to be honest and truthful.
Please and thank you are still magic words

Sometimes, certain people come into our life and teach us a very important lesson.
Not to be like them.
(Eileen Hutchison, 1926-2008)

Being a good person doesn’t mean you have to put up with the nonsense and crap of others.

I love it when people tell you they are speechless.
(Charlie O’Malley)

There is only one hope for mankind, and that is Democratic Socialism.
(Nye Bevan)

I have good manners.. I show others respect.
I will always help those who need me.
It’s not because I’m old-fashioned..
It’s because I was raised properly.

Sometimes, I feel discriminated against, but it does not make me angry.. It merely astonishes me.. How can any deny themselves the pleasure of my company ?.. It’s beyond me.
(Zora Neale Hurston)

All ‘religions’ are man-made, and some try to impose, by force, their barbaric medieval laws on others.. Female genital mutilation, honour killings, public stonings and floggings, amputation of limbs, child abuse, and other atrocities.

Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
(Wendell Berry)

Help others .. Even if you know they can’t help you back.

Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.
(John Lubbock)

When you finally realise that our leaders are motivated only by money, you will understand why they don’t care.

How beautifully fragile are we that so many things can take but a moment to alter who we are forever.
(Samuel Decker Thompson)

They think we cannot beat them..
Many will die on the way, but in the end we shall march through the evil of terror to goodness and peace.

People have become educated, but not yet become human.
(Abdul Sattar Edhi)

You know that little voice in your head that keeps you from saying things you shouldn’t ?
I don’t have one.

I have accepted that I am a little bit mad and not meant for everyone to understand.

The minute I started thinking it through, I realised all religions are a form of manipulation.. And I started having problems with certain beliefs, like in Africa, where people are dying of AIDS and over-population, the Catholic Church is going over to covert them and take away the condoms.. And I said, ‘Wait a minute’.
(Salma Hayek)

How should we treat ‘others’ ?
There are no others ..
All living beings are children of the Universe.

No woman in a burqa (or a hijab or a burkini) has ever done me any harm.
But I was sacked (without explanation) by a man in a suit.
Men in suits mis-sold me pensions and endowments, costing me thousands of pounds.
A man in a suit led us on a disastrous and illegal war.. Men in suits led the banks and crashed the world economy.. Other men in suits then increased the misery to millions through austerity.. If we are to start telling people what to wear, maybe we should ban suits.
(Henry Stewart)

Anything war can do, peace can do better.

The average Democrat voter is just plain stupid.
They are easy to manipulate.. That’s the easy part.
(Hillary Clinton)

I’m very good at pretending.

The more I read about and listen to Donald Trump, the more appalled I am.
Not as a Democrat, as a human being.
A genuinely nasty man.
(Stephen King)

You educate a man.. you educate a man.
You educate a woman.. you educate a generation.
(Brigham Young)

Our own opinion is always right, but sometimes we should keep it to ourselves.
I sometimes listen to a conversation between two strangers and mentally give my own opinion.. And sometimes, the amount of self-control it takes to keep my mouth shut is so exhausting I need a nap.

He that hath a blind conscience which sees nothing, a dead conscience which feels nothing, and a dumb conscience which says nothing, is in as miserable a condition as a man can be on this side of hell.
(Patrick Henry)