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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 )
I believe that every living being has a soul that leaves our body when we die.
Where our soul goes, I have no idea.
Maybe it enters a newborn, maybe it becomes an Angel, or maybe it just meets up with all the good souls in Heaven.
( Rose Winfold )
In some ways we are humanising technology and dehumanising people.
Just because we can do something, doesn’t necessarily mean we should.
( Sonya Cassidy )
Twisting And Abusing Religion ..
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 )
With Santa Claus being a Laplander of German descent, will he be banned from flying his sleigh over our borders post-Brexit?
( Brian Reade, 19.11.2016 )
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 )
Bread Is What Your Dad Gives You ..
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 )
Sarcasm is the ability to insult idiots without them realising it.
An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics.
The poor go to war, to fight and die for the delights, riches, and superfluities of others.
The Callousness Of A Tory Councillor ..
The trial of the man accused of Jo Cox’s murder brought back a story which summed up the callousness of many on the right.
Not long after her death, Tory councillor Dominic Peacock wrote on Facebook that he’d “just donated the steam off my piss to the Jo Cox appeal”.
He later apologised “unreservedly”, as they tend to do, which is shorthand for, oh Christ, I’ve been found out, it was a moment of madness, I’m not that kind of person, blah, blah, blah.
But which translates to being a heartless, get-orf-my-land individual who is only in politics for his own ends.
Peacock should have been stripped of office after writing that post.
But he still sits on Beverley Town Council, no doubt planning to let off a pile of steam at upcoming Christmas parties, while a far, far braver politician than he will ever be, is dead.
( Brian Reade, 19.11.2016 )
Phubbing .. From snubbing and phone.
Verb, to Phubb .. To ignore a person or persons or surroundings when in a social situation by busying oneself with a phone or mobile device.
Anything that has to be hidden and covered up means there is something improper or unnatural going on and needs to be exposed.
The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict.
( Martin Luther King, Jr. )
We Shall Live Again ..
Sometimes they have to kill us.
They have to kill us because they can’t break our Spirit.
We choose the right to be who we are.
We know the difference between the reality of freedom and the illusion of freedom.
There is a way to live with the Earth and a way not to live with the Earth.
We choose the way of the Earth.
We shall live again.
( Native American Indians )
We are the environment.
The world is literally one biological process.
The trees are our lungs.
Look at the Amazon River system next to a human cardiovascular system.
Look at corals or trees and look at our lungs.
You literally cannot tell the difference.
They are the same.
So when we destroy our environment, we are effectively destroying ourselves.
( Ian Somerhalder )
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 )
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 )
Half The Public Only Hear What Their Prejudiced Minds Want To Hear ..
The Oxford English Dictionary has named “post-truth” as its Word of the Year and it’s an inspired choice.
If famous people were dying by the week in 2016, barely a day passed without a powerful one tossing another truth on the funeral pyre.
The Oxford English Dictionary defines the word as “relating to circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief”.
Which translates as people in authority sussing that half the public only hear what their prejudiced minds want to hear so you can force-feed them as much fiction as you want.
( Brian Reade, 19.11.2016 )
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 )
Thanks To Cameron, Bully Bosses Are Getting Away With It ..
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 Wild, Psychedelic Rollercoaster Of 2016 ..
Judge Rinder has summed up the wild, psychedelic rollercoaster of 2016 in a few words: “We have had Donald Trump, we have had Brexit and next it could be Ed Balls”.
Imagine you had gone to sleep in May 2015 and woken up just now, 18 months later on a Saturday night.
President-elect Donald Trump is toasting Britain’s exit from the European Union with a grinning Nigel Farage in front of a set of gold doors.
David Bowie, Prince, Victoria Wood and Terry Wogan are dead.
The chocolate-space ratio in Toblerone has been radically altered.
And bizarrely, Ed Balls is no longer the Shadow Chancellor or even an MP, but is performing enthusiastic “dance” moves on television that suggest he has been fed one of those designer drugs that are bringing Britain’s prisons to their knees.
( Ros Wynne-Jones, 19.11.2016 )
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 )
Whole Communities Have Been Left Behind ..
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.
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.
In these days of texting and various social media apps, the well-constructed sentence is under mortal threat.
( Prince Charles, Sept. 2016 )
David Cameron and George Osborne refused to build more council houses because it would create Labour voters.
( Nick Clegg )
Drivers With Over 30 Points Are Still Allowed On The Roads ..
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 )
We all evolved from the same ancestors and are all virtually genetically identical to each other, making us a single race.
There’s really no such thing as the ‘voiceless’.
There are only the deliberately silenced, or the preferably unheard.
( Arundhati Roy )
Pedophiles are snakes, and those who protect them are the grass they hide in.
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 )
Anything you allow your Government to do to other people, they will eventually do the same to you.
Armies are created to protect the system, not the people.
In the future, an educated humanity will not stand for war.
( Jacque Fresco )
The sheer magnitude of human insignificance is incomprehensible.
If you think education is expensive, wait until you see how much ignorance costs.
( Barack Obama )