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Where Has Our Money Gone ?..
In the past six years, water companies have made £11 billion in profits from our bills – surely enough to have stopped its customers from having raw sewage flooding into their homes every time there is a heavy downpour. So where has our money gone? In the same six-year period, water firms – many owned by overseas and private equity groups – have handed £9 billion to shareholders.
According to the Consumer Council for Water, complaints from homeowners about sewer flooding are up by 50% compared with last year, and it is the water companies who are responsible.
( Antony Barnett, 02.02.2014 )

Don’t mix between my personality and my attitude.
Because my personality is me and my attitude depends on you.

A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country.
( Texas Guinan )

I don’t have an attitude problem.
You have a problem with my attitude and that’s not my problem.

We Should Be Proud ..
In our free, inclusive and open society faith schools must have a secure place, and need freedom to operate. A tolerant society cannot refuse the same rights to Islam, now a major religion in this country. But freedom is in the end reserved for those who believe in it themselves. Reports that small children have been told by teachers to beware ‘the white prostitute’, a general insult directed at non-Muslim British women, suggest that the limits of tolerance are being reached.
Happily, the great majority of Muslims reject such attitudes. That is why our best answer is to assert our own tolerant, Christian traditions more firmly and confidently.
We should not mistake that tolerance for weakness, but declare it to be a necessary requirement for full membership of our society. We cannot expect to marginalise extremist Islam’s fervent preachers if we ourselves appear to believe in nothing.
To defeat this new bigotry in our midst, we must stop being ashamed of our own religion and culture. We should be proud that we have created a civilisation in which people from all over the world – including many Muslims – wish to live.
( The Mail On Sunday )

Trusting you is my decision. Proving me wrong is yours.

Rock ‘n’ Roll might not solve your problems.
But it does let you dance all over them.
( Pete Townshend )

The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you.
You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.
( Bob Marley )

I have reached a point in life where I feel it is no longer necessary to try and impress anyone. If they like me the way I am, good. If they don’t, it’s their loss.

UK Chancellor Wants Bankers To Have Unlimited Bonuses ..
George Osborne is going to court to challenge a new EU cap on bonuses intended to limit City excesses. Yet it is EU rules allowing shareholders to veto big bonuses that the Government is using against RBS. The truth is the City has handed out more than £80billion in bonuses since the financial crisis.
Making banks work in society’s interests needs more than bonus caps – we’d have more for schools and hospitals if they paid their fair share in tax. Other European countries are pressing ahead with a “Robin Hood” tax but guess what? Osborne’s going to court to try to stop that too.
( David Hillman, 26.04.2014 ) 

I don’t care what you think about me. I don’t think about you at all.

Do something today that your future self will thank you for.

That is the way to learn the most. When you are doing something with such enjoyment that you don’t notice that the time passes.
( Albert Einstein )

Forget it enough to get over it.
Remember it enough so it doesn’t happen again.

The Deliberate Weakening Of Armed Forces ..
The deliberate weakening of armed forces so we can no longer carry out any significant military intervention is paying off for the Government. This plan was a result of Iraq and Afghanistan, which left politicians fearful of taking part in future wars. The upshot is, if we wanted to intervene to honour our agreement with Ukraine we could not do so. Not only did we assure Ukraine’s security, we also bear responsibilities as a permanent UN Security Council member – which we honoured up until our refusal to act in Syria. Now instead of speaking softly and carrying a big stick, we have thrown away our stick and speak of “political and economic consequences”. Our military impotency will not only undermine respect for us, but will eventually put us at great risk.
( Col. Richard Kemp, 28.04.2014 )

I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth. Then I ask myself the same question.
( Harun Yahya )

Best friends are the people you can do anything and nothing with.
And still have the best time.

What is right is not always the same as what is legal.
( Edward Snowden )

We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
( Albert Einstein )

The older you get, the more you realise that it isn’t about the material things, or pride or ego. It’s about our hearts and who they beat for.

The Royal Mail’s Privatisation Was A Costly Mistake ..
If a postie lost a precious package they would be disciplined yet politicians just get their knuckles rapped for losing taxpayers £1.2billion. Liberal Democrat Business Secretary Vince Cable and his Tory deputy Michael Fallon’s refusal to accept responsibility for the Royal Mail sale (robbery) is unbelievable arrogance.
The irresponsible pair filled the bank accounts of City fatcats at the expense of taxpayers by giving away, on the cheap, a huge chunk of a valuable public service.
So taxpayers deserve an apology. And their point-blank refusal to say sorry is what drives voters mad about aloof politicians.
The Royal Mail’s privatisation was a costly mistake. We’ll add it to the lengthening list of blunders by an incompetent Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition.
( Daily Mirror, 30.04.2014 )

What you allow is what will continue.

There are some who can live without wild things and some who cannot.
( Aldo Leopold )

I like people who have a sense of individuality.
I love expression and anything awkward and imperfect.
Because that’s natural and that’s real.

If you are searching for that one person that will change your life.
Take a look in the mirror.

In the stillness of nature, my mind rests, and my spirit is restored.
( Mimi Luk )

We can be as honest as we are ignorant.
If we are, when asked how the universe was formed and life created, we must say that we do not know.

Our leaders proclaim war will bring peace.
But for whom. For the women and children who die because they could not run away fast enough?

Indecision is often the unlikely path to inner contentment. It means you often end up doing absolutely nothing at all. And that can be really relaxing.
( Jeff Bridges )

He’s so camp. I love all the dramas, the intrigue. But what he has done to the British music scene is completely devastating.
( Rupert Everett on Simon Cowell )

I love William and Harry, and I feel we would be better off being ruled by the Queen than by Cameron.
( Rupert Everett on the Royals )

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