By Pete Moore On July 25th, 2014 at 9:04 pm
Because Friday night is Music Night: shall we try again?
I admit that grim news does often wrap me like a black blanket. It’s just that the evil acts of others really do get under my skin. Sounds then, because the weekend is here for many and some proper dance music for a change. I span this old one during my 15-minute career as a DJ at a house party once, and everyone was on their feet. Mind you, we’d moved the furniture out so they didn’t have much choice.
As always, feel free to post your likings and recommendations -
By David Vance On July 25th, 2014 at 1:40 pm
Two charming stories for you;
A 24-year-old man in Saudi Arabia has been sentenced to 450 lashes and three years in prison after admitting using his mobile phone to send tweets in the hope of meeting other gay men, Saudi newspapers and websites report. The man posted several messages on Twitter and also posted several “immoral” photographs. Saudi Arabia’s religious police – theCommission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice - used an undercover agent to apprehend the man. His 450 lashes will be administered in 15 sessions.
An Iranian judge sentenced a Christian man to have his lips burnt for eating during the day in the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The barbaric punishment was carried out in public in a square in the city of Kermanshah. Five other Muslim men were also flogged in public with 70 lashes for not fasting during Ramadan, the city’s deputy governor Ali Ashraf Karami said.
By David Vance On July 25th, 2014 at 1:21 pm
Ah, the joys of abandoning the quaint notions of borders and legality!
New York officials are expecting to receive at least another 7,000 illegal immigrant children who have been detained in the next months. The New York Immigration Coalition, along with New York City officials, announced on Wednesday that the state has already received nearly 3,300 illegal immigrant children and illegal immigrants make up 10 percent of some NYC International High Schools.
10%. Get that? What can possibly go wrong?
By David Vance On July 25th, 2014 at 11:02 am
If ONLY the UK government has listened to the wise voices out there. The wises voices who were ALL over the media in the past few years as the Coalition Government at least TRIED to cut back on the rate of Government spending.
Such as Ed Balls, the man who was Gordon Brown’s right hand man as Labour crashed the UK economy. He was demanding PLAN B back in jan 2013? Remember?
The shadow chancellor, Ed Balls, has demanded a cut in VAT, a big construction plan, and a cut in national insurance for small companies in response to the latest GDP figures. Mr Balls said complacency and excuses by the chancellor and prime minister were not good enough.
Such as those wise coves as the IMF..it was supporting “Plan B” back in January 2013..
The IMF chief economist has told the BBC that Chancellor George Osborne should consider slowing down austerity measures in his March budget. “We think this would be a good time to take stock,” said Olivier Blanchard, speaking to Radio 4′s Today programme
And todays’s news?
The UK has the fastest economic growth in the G7.
If ONLY they had listened to the voices from the left, right?
By David Vance On July 25th, 2014 at 10:48 am
John Kerry. Rhymes with Slurry. Why- well he talks sh*t!
Taking a break in Jerusalem today from his attempt to broker a cease-fire between Hamas and Israel, Secretary of State John Kerry visited with the parents of Max Steinberg, a 24-year-old Los Angeles native and IDF soldier who was killed in action in Gaza. According to the Los Angeles Jewish Journal, “Kerry entered and exited the room swiftly, surrounded by men in black and refusing to take any questions from press.” “How’s your day?” Kerry asked as he sat down. “How’s your day?” Evie [Steinberg's mother] asked back.
Well, I guess having buried your son your day is not going to that good? What do you think? This poltroon Kerry is such an embarrassment. Then again, so is the administration he hails from.
By David Vance On July 25th, 2014 at 7:41 am
A man has been taken to court for disagreeing with a feminist.
“There was Chris Murphy, the lawyer for accused stalker Gregory Elliott, asking Stephanie Guthrie, the alleged victim of Mr. Elliott’s alleged harassment, reading aloud a Tweet of his client’s.
“Blaming the majority of normal men for rape…is wrong,” Mr. Elliott, a 53-year-old Toronto man, wrote back in September of 2012. “Rapists are not normal men; they’re crazy. Why not blame the mentally ill?”
It hardly rang in my ears as the ravings of a perverse woman-hater, nor apparently in Mr. Murphy’s, because after reading it for Ontario Court Justice Brent Knazan, Mr. Murphy asked, in his reasonable way, “That’s a pretty good point?”
In the witness stand, Ms. Guthrie snorted, yelled, “Are you kidding me?”, pounded her fist and then announced, “I know lots of normal men who have raped; I have been raped by normal men.” If he was as gobsmacked as I was by that, Mr. Murphy didn’t show it; he simply asked if that meant Mr. Elliott’s was an offensive point of view.
“Offensive?” Ms. Guthrie replied. “I would say dangerously misguided.”
By David Vance On July 25th, 2014 at 7:36 am
Yes he did. The USA after Obama.
By David Vance On July 24th, 2014 at 9:40 pm
Two stories for you. See if you can connect them.
The United States will give Iran access to another $2.8 billion over the next several months and appears to have conceded to Iran’s demand that it be permitted to domestically enrich uranium, the key component in a nuclear weapon, according to senior Obama administration officials.
Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, stated on Wednesday that the only solution for the region is the destruction of Israel, and that the armed confrontation must expand beyond Gaza. Meanwhile, revolutionary guards announced new missiles which could destroy Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system.
How does this one end?