By ATWadmin On December 5th, 2007 at 6:47 am
In the latest example of the dhimmi thinking that is creeping across this land, nurses are being encouraged to spend valuable time turning around the beds of Muslim patients up to five times a day – so they can face Mecca.
"In a bid to promote cultural understanding, they are also expected to provide patients with running water so they can wash before prayer. And then, of course, they are required to turn the beds back around to return the wards to normality. The measures are being pursued by Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust to ensure Muslim patients have a "more comfortable stay in hospital". Hundreds of staff have attended tax-payer-funded workshops with Muslim GPs and ethnic-minority support groups on how best to help patients.
During these meetings, nurses have been told that if a patient asks for water to bathe in, or for their bed to be turned to face Mecca, then this should be considered. If the measure is deemed "practically possible" and does not impinge on other patients, then it should be carried out. And if it is not practical, nurses are encouraged to find them a bed that faces Mecca permanently.
Makes you sick, eh? Muslims should be treated like everyone else when in hospital – this pandering to their religious requirements is pathetic.
By ATWadmin On December 5th, 2007 at 6:42 am
Wonder what you make of the news that trials are under way to test whether early abortions could be carried out safely in doctor’s surgeries in England. The Department of Health (DoH) said the trials at two undisclosed locations were evaluating the "safety and effectiveness" of such services. The pilot is for drug-induced abortions up to the ninth week of pregnancy. Currently, abortions can be carried out only at NHS hospitals or certain clinics with two doctors’ approval. Seems like the government is seeking to widen the point of access for abortions but is this a good or a bad thing? From my perspective, this is a moral wrong and evidence that Labour is anti-Labour.
By ATWadmin On December 5th, 2007 at 6:32 am
I have to say that I don’t like rap music, maybe it’s a sign of my advancing years! However I was intrigued to read that homophobic rap music has been banned in Brighton in case it offends the city’s large gay population. Music venues in the city have been ordered not to play certain tracks by artists such as Eminem and 50 Cent. But hey, it offends me also so why do homosexuals get the priority? If gays can get Rap music banned, can we hetero’s get gay music banned? Isn’t it time Cher and Kylie got the axe?
By ATWadmin On December 5th, 2007 at 6:31 am
What is to be made to Paris’ bar association up in arms over France’s first website offering high-speed divorce settlements over the Internet? Yves Repiquet, who heads the Paris bar, has called on all lawyers to refuse to collaborate with a private website, which offers fast track divorces for a fixed price of €1,990 (£1,362). Couples submit information online and only meet a designated lawyer on the day of their divorce. "Couples are not goods to be disassembled," said Mr Repiquet, who pointed out that a 1971 law forbids business activities that encourage divorce. "A relationship of trust must be established (between the lawyer and his clients)," he said. "If divorce was a mere formality, why even pay £1000?" The site reportedly has been receiving 30,000 visits per day.
I think that there is something profoundly cold, so detached, about the concept of on-line divorce, but clearly lawyers themselves are like vultures feeding off human unhappiness.
By ATWadmin On December 5th, 2007 at 6:17 am
Competition is an essential part of life. We all have different skills, varying aptitudes. But it has been announced that in Northern Ireland – the last real bastion of Grammar School education – that pupils will transfer to post primary schools at the age of 14 – without academic selection - the Education Minister was telling the Assembly today.
In a controversial and long awaited statement to the Education Committee, Caitriona Ruane was saying that the 11-plus – due to be axed next year – will be replaced with a process where schoolchildren make their own academic decisions. It is understood that the new system, which is likely to create massive division in the Assembly, will see children making their own subject choices at the age of 14 – without academic selection.
So, at a stroke, decades of providing effective academic based education will end. Northern Ireland will embrace the logic of the Dodo from Alice in Wonderland "Everyone is a winner and all shall have prizes"
It fascinates me the way those on the hard left like to pretend that students must not compete. Why is this? They surely must realise that life is all about competition so are they just plain stupid?
By ATWadmin On December 4th, 2007 at 10:04 pm
Here’s a stunner of a story.
Leticia Magee got pregnant and gave birth age 13. 16 years late her daughter, Celia, has also just given birth to a one day old baby Russell. So Leticia has the novel if disturbing claim to fame of being a Grandmother at just 28 years.
By ATWadmin On December 4th, 2007 at 9:52 pm
Wonder what you make of the news that almost two million speeding tickets are being issued to motorists each year following Labour’s vast expansion of the speed camera network?
Since the party came to power, the number of fixed penalty notices for speeding has almost trebled from 700,000 a year to more than 1.9 million, Government statistics show.
Coupled with an increase in the basic speeding fine, this means speeding tickets are now raising almost £120 million a year – most of which is simply ploughed back into operating the cameras. But despite the significant increase in speeding penalties in the past 10 years, road deaths have fallen only marginally, while the number of deaths from drink-driving has remained stable.
Every sane person wants to see road accidents reduced. But I believe the speed camera network that has been built up by Labour is all about punishing motorists, bringing in extra revenue. It’s a con.
By ATWadmin On December 4th, 2007 at 9:34 pm
Ever since Labour came to power, its apparacheks have been droning on about how they are "delivering" world class education. How have they been getting on then?
Well, the UK has tumbled from eighth to 24th and is now "below average" in international rankings that show whether 15-year-olds have mastered basic maths. And when reading skills are tested, British teenagers fell from seventh to 17th place between 2001 and 2007. The results are from the Programme for International Student Assessment tests set by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). About 400,000 students in 57 countries took the two-hour exams, which are seen as one of the world’s most accurate indicators of education standards.
Clearly Labour will be buoyed by these results as they go about the important business of de-educating our kids so they can control the future. The vermin in power are destroying education in this country and delight in it.
By ATWadmin On December 4th, 2007 at 9:22 pm
Excellent overview of the likely prospects for the UK economy worth your while reading here on The Business…..
In Shakespeare’s play, a hallucinating Macbeth has a vision of a dagger, pointing toward the King’s chamber, urging him to follow through on his dark plans to murder Duncan, the sleeping Scottish monarch.
For Gordon Brown, Britain’s Scottish Prime Minister, there can be no worse nightmare than the prospect of the UK sliding into its first recession in over 15 years. The Prime Minister must feel like being Duncan, with a massive dagger pointing at his chest, ready to puncture what is left of his much-vaunted reputation for economic competence.
It seems to me that reality is going to bite Brown in the financial posterior and it is all his own fault. The Iron Chancellor reputation (always a joke) is melting in front of him.
By ATWadmin On December 4th, 2007 at 9:11 pm
Isn’t it interesting to watch the MSM rush to embrace the latest US National Intelligence Agency report suggesting that Iran has halted its nuclear weapons programme in 2003? I mean for the past SIX YEARS all the MSM has done is mock US Intelligence but once it says what they soooo want to hear, hey presto, it’s credible and authoritative.
But I wonder what those who Iran would like to see "wiped off the map" think about this report?
Defense Minister Ehud Barak said "it’s apparently true" that Iran stopped pursuing its military nuclear program in 2003. "But in our opinion, since then it has apparently continued that program," Barak told Army Radio. "There are differences in the assessments of different organizations in the world about this, and only time will tell who is right." Asked if the new U.S. assessment reduced chances that the U.S. will launch a military strike on Iran, Barak said that was "possible." However, he said, "We cannot allow ourselves to rest just because of an intelligence report from the other side of the earth, even if it is from our greatest friend."
Iran must be laughing all the way to the nuclear stock piles. Why on EARTH would it cease to advance its plans to finish what Hitler started, when all it can see is a weak-willed international community which prefers to believe the unbelievable?