I invite you to read THIS blog post by one of my many internet friends, Billy. It’s astonishing in it’s frankness, innocence, and pathos. Billy’s spelling may not be great but his heart is. He’s only just started writing blogposts, I offered him a little encouragement and hope that you may make a POINT of hitting the link and reading a hearbreaking tale but with a positive ending. Leave him a little message if you have a moment.
A glaring example of what has gone wrong in our legal system;
A benefit cheat who swindled more than £63,000 by pretending to be a single mother has been given 240 years to pay the money back. Mariam Qureshi, 33, walked free from court after claiming she could spare just £10.20 a fortnight to reimburse the taxpayer. The mother-of-three – who made fraudulent claims for £63,437.03 in Income Support and council tax benefit between 2005 and 2009 – blamed the cost of her debts and £800-a-month mortgage.
Got that? 240 years to pay back her debt.
When I first read David’s other blog ‘Biased BBC’, which concentrates on exposing the ridiculous and harmful attitudes resident with the Beeb, I will admit that I thought I had perhaps spotted a flaw, but for the life of me, I just couldn’t place a finger and state ‘’That is the problem’. This feeling remained in the background until this morning, when I heard the latest hard- and soft-lefty ideal tripping gaily out of the mouths of two of the BBC’s favourite people on the Today Programme at 07.32 a.m..
The subject was a report on the employment statistics regarding young Black people, and the inevitable conclusion that young Black people were routinely subject to discrimination in the employment market because of the colour of their skin. We were treated to two short ‘interviews’ with two young black men, and given a short treatise on their searches for work, and their rejections after numerous interviews; and so on, and on, and on!
Bonnie Greer, the Beeb’s favourite coloured person, along with Tony Sewell, mutually agreed that the British ideal of an open labour market was totally biased in favour of white people, and what they longed for was a short, sharp helping of the American ideal of ‘Affirmative action’ which would then help ‘level’ the labour market, whilst giving all these underprivileged black youngsters a ‘leg up’ into the jobs market. It is true that these two black people probably honestly believe that they know the solution to an immensely difficult problem, without ever stepping back and asking themselves, “Is this the correct solution, to legislate on the basis that everyone, of whatever skin colour, is exactly equal in terms of mental capacity, upbringing, social cohesion or work ethic? Should we push for the British equivalent, for ‘positive discrimination’, because we just know that is has worked so well in America?”
I then realised why the title of ‘Biased BBC’ Blog was wrong all along. It should be re-named, ‘The BBC is the Bias’.
After that turgid listening experience, I just knew exactly how Edvard Munch, the subject of the previous slot broadcast on the Today Programme, felt during the time he spent painting his masterpiece!
Renowned geo-political commentator Mike Tyson has weighed in on the Zimmerman case;
“It’s a disgrace that man hasn’t been dragged out of his house and tied to a car and taken away. That’s the only kind of retribution that people like that understand. It’s a disgrace that man hasn’t been shot yet. Forget about him being arrested–the fact that he hasn’t been shot yet is a disgrace. That’s how I feel personally about it.”
Fair minded, reasoned, considered. Just some of the words one does not use when discussing the opinions of the former Heavyweight Boxing champion. Also, isn’t the above commentary verging on incitement to violence?
A German civil servant has admitted that he “did nothing for 14 years” in frank retirement email sent to colleagues. The man, aged 65, sent a farewell message to 500 colleagues on his retirement day after learning his job was axed due to cuts. In the email round robin to other civil servants in Menden, in Germany’s North Rhine-Westphalia, he boasted that he had earned £613,000 (745,000 euros) for doing no work. “Since 1998, I was present but not really there. So I’m going to be well prepared for retirement – Adieu,” he wrote, in an email leaked to the Westfalen-Post newspaper. The admission that a civil servant could be paid for 14 years without doing any work is embarrassing for Germany because it is leading calls for austerity cuts to the public sector in eurozone countries such as Greece and Spain.
I wonder if there are those working for the State in the UK that could give him a run for his money in utter indolence?
Coalition ministers yesterday declared 24 ‘enterprise zones’ around the country to be open for business, aimed at creating tens of thousands of new jobs. There will be rate discounts, tax breaks and relaxed planning laws for new businesses.
and the local reaction?
“Finance Minister Sammy Wilson has dismissed Westminster’s calls for a business-friendly enterprise zone to be set up in Northern Ireland. Mr Wilson said a Northern Ireland-wide zone, championed by Secretary of State Owen Paterson, would be a “nonsense”.
No need to wonder why unemployment here is crippling and we remain mired in recession.
“It looked like a major emergency – 25 firemen standing at the water’s edge assessing the life-threatening situation before them. Stranded 200ft out and struggling for survival was the victim they had come to rescue…a seagull. And if that scenario were not ludicrous enough, there was worse to come. The firemen were then barred from going into the 3ft-deep water because it was judged to be a health and safety risk. As crews from five fire engines stood beside the pond in South London for up to an hour, it fell to a member of the public to pull on his waders and rescue the bird, which was caught up in a plastic bag.”
It seems logical. Policing to be enhanced by..erm…. ensuring all regular police officers are removed from the beat.
Police Community Support Officers are to become the “first line of contact” for members of the public and rebranded as local beat officers, under proposals being considered today by South Yorkshire Police Authority. Regular officers will be grouped into “taskable teams” available for dealing with serious incidents while all grassroots work on the street will be carried out by the PCSOs.
As I understand it, this has already happened so it is not a maybe. The PCSO’s are NOT police officers but rather a cheap way to pretend there is a police presence when the actual police are busy off doing other things. How about we just disband the regular police force and simply leave it to the local community to provide policing? If the police cannot be bothered actually patrolling our streets, then something fundamentally wrong has happened and the bond between police and those policed is disconnected.