Sunday, 31 August 2014

Putin wants war

I find it kind of strange no one has called Putin a liar he supported the previous regime who were murdering their own citizens. He denies he has put forces into Ukraine he snatched Crimea and denied he had anything to do with it. For goodness sake will someone tell Putin he is a liar. The Russia Ukraine situation has the potential to be more serious than the rest of the world's problems.

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Hamas on own killing spree

Well some may see it as eighteen less Palestinians to worry about, not me. I see it as propaganda for Hamas. They are failing and killing these sussposed spies it gives them some headline space. The fact is that Hamas is killing its own when it's sworn enemy is Israel speaks volumes. I don't like the fact that Israel has killed and maimed thousands, I don't like the fact Jew and Arab are fighting what I dislike most of all is Hamas hiding itself amongst innocents. The vast majority of people just want to get on with life but minorities within their mist keep stirring up trouble. That trouble then involved the innocent majority and the minority thinks now they will follow us because we are doing something about the Jewish reply we provoked. And on it goes neither side willing to accept they are wrong.

Friday, 22 August 2014

End of the world

Just watching the news on the BBC news channel and heard the Islamic State formally ISIS described as end of days ideologists. Well looking around the world maybe for many it must seem like the Ends of Days has arrived. Israel and Palestine Russia and Ukraine and Syria and all through the region.
I am no historian but some of this stuff has been going on over century's not days and weeks. As I type this a four year old child has died in Israel. I love my life I love my kids and grand children and I cannot comprehend why people would want to kill others. So maybe the end of the world is coming, let us hope it is the end for the aggressors not the Innocent bystanders.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Islamic State murderous but failing

The last few days have proved to me that IS is lashing out in an effort to control but they are now starting to run round in smaller circles. The acts of wanton violence are more and more desperate. It's as if they are UN heard bullies in a school playground each desperate act worse than the last in an effort to make that lonely and whimpering voice heard. They don't even trust their own and execute each other beheading assumed disloyal fellows and parading the heads as an arrogant act of superiority. Where will this all end. It will end in FAILURE. They are bullies and will never ever win. The blatant disregard for life is medieval and they are out of place and are out of time. They bear no place at the Islamic table and to do what they do in the name of God is wrong.

James Foley

First off I want to applaud James Foley and wish to offer my condolences to his family and I am not going to comment on his murderers in the same lines. I am watching his parents on TV as I type this and they are brave parents in grief talking to the world to draw attention to this heinous murder.

Friday, 15 August 2014

Michael Brown death execution?

Hands up don't shoot is the chant being used to ask the authorities why Brown was shot by an officer on the slightest of provocation. He was unarmed and shot dead and this is unfortunately not an uncommon occurrence in the USA. Over the years I have been disturbed by the amount of deaths caused by officers all over the country. To me it seems if you are black in the states the police reguard you as fair game. The world's super power may think it is able to tell the rest of the world how it should behave but it can't get its own police to have compassion it s police have people chanting HANDS UP DON'T SHOOT to teach the police not to kill it's residents..

Compassion Failure

With so much trouble in the world we could all suffer from burn out on the compassion front, I know I am. But I can't remember the exact words but what keeps me going is this :- bad things happen when good people look away. We may feel the problem is so big you personally can't achieve anything. We if everyone thought like that it would certainly be true but if loads of people do small things guess what something happens and then maybe it will gain traction. But doing nothing is not an option you know you want to so do it however small it will make a difference.

Compassion Failure

With so much trouble in the world we could all suffer from burn out on the compassion front, I know I am. But I can't remember the exact words but what keeps me going is this :- bad things happen when good people look away. We may feel the problem is so big you personally can't achieve anything. We if everyone thought like that it would certainly be true but if loads of people do small things guess what something happens and then maybe it will gain traction. But doing nothing is not an option you know you want to so do it however small it will make a difference.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Gaza Homeless Horror

Gaza homes 'uninhabitable' as tens of thousands come back to rubble

United Nations says the level of destruction is 'unprecedented' as 30,000 people in Beit Hanoun alone need rehousing
This was the Headlines in today's Guardian Newspaper CLICK HERE FOR FULL STORY
I have said elsewhere that I have always blindly supported Israels policies in  the West Bank but now I have gone fully polar to my previous thoughts and coming down on the Arab side.
Israel to the best of my knowledge has one of the best equipped war machines in the world yet it has targeted the civilians not the terrorists. 
I lay in bed last night thinking about this and also my indigestion and if I should take pain killers before Gavescon or after. Israel has had great support and after the way they have demolished thousands of homes of innocents caught up in this endless cycle of repression I for one am questioning my support for what they are doing. I have never sat down and thought about it before maybe it was the Judeo Christian thing, but now I am asking myself why do these Thousands of people have to suffer.
Benjamin Netanyahu the Israeli Prime Minister will tell you it was a strike at Hamas and the tunnels they have built to get into Israel but they could be destroyed Without bombing the homes of as the headline says 'unprecedented'levels of destruction.
To me with all of the technology available the tunnels are a smoke screen. Motion detectors could be deployed to see where they are, last week Hammas jumped out of a tunnel a few hundred yards from a Kibbutz and captured a soldier. If the tunnels were the real reason for this unwanton blood letting  they would have known it was just a few hundred yards from their people.
Maybe  I am being to simplistic and it is the tunnels in the West Bank that they fire rockets from. Well if they know where they are target them now women and children, children who  only see an Israeli olive branch as a weapon with which to beat and oppress not as a sign of peace and hope.
I don't know what the answer to this ongoing dispute is and after thousands of years nor do the sides involved but an endless cycle of tit for tat wont solve nor has solved anything. So maybe a new approach is called for look out for group hugs all round at the peace talks in Egypt.


Sunday, 10 August 2014

Times dont change

Wars and fighting have happened since human kind first walked the earth and even with our so called intelligence we are no better that dogs. The amount of fighting and warfare going on is horrendous. We don't deserve to be here! Mankind seems incapable of sharing this planet with neither nature nor fellow humans. I wrote earlier today about Thomas Paine from the 1700's and in almost 300 years not much has changed I doubt much will change in the next 300 if of course mankind is still here by then. Wars diseases and famines seem to be the only things we are capable of getting right. Nature recovers but can we? I doubt we will be capable of lasting much longer but now as I draw nearer to my allotted three score and all that I feel inclined to feel sorry for mankind's inability rather than thankful for what I am now perceive as our stupidity. We are but here for a fleeting moment yet we believe we can make a difference. All we can be sure of is that we have got it wrong and nature will win eventually.

Baroness Warsi reveals what Philip Hammond said that finally convinced her to quit over Gaza

Baroness Warsi reveals what Philip Hammond said that finally convinced her to quit over Gaza

Baroness Warsi: On Boris Johnson:

Baroness Warsi:

On Boris Johnson:
The reason why Boris appeals to voters is because Boris presents himself as the person he is.
Boris does not pretend not to be posh. Boris doesn’t pretend not to have had an Eton education. What is required now is an age of authenticity in politics, and it doesn’t matter what background you come from as long as you are authentic in that identity. People are not anti-posh or anti-brown – people are anti-false.

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Friday, 8 August 2014

Cannabis on Lib Dem Radar

Just watching BBC News night and Lib Dems are looking for the stoner vote. Many places around the world are dealing better with cannabis better than the UK. In the United States some places are legalising Cannabinoids here I read Savitex spray for use as a pain killer is only available on private prescription and costs hundreds of pounds. I must say that sends out the wrong message to the pharmaceutical companies we want the to invent new plant based pharmaceuticals and when they do the NHS won't licence them. People with Multiple Sclerosis have known about cannabis for years. But hey the liberals to the rescue but then I remember that the Green Party will have more MP' s after the next election.

Iraqi Yazidi MP Breaks Down in Parliament: ISIL is Exterminating my People

And we in the West wring our hands of this Genocide

From Craig Mackinlay new candidate for South Thanet for the Conservatives

Conservatives - Putting South Thanet First  
I wanted to introduce you to Craig Mackinlay who is the excellent new candidate for South Thanet for the Conservatives but I thought that it would be best for me to pass you his own introduction which outlines his experience and qualifications to become our local MP next year.
You can also be in touch with him via his email or subscribe to his newsletter so you can find out more about his views and ambitions for South Thanet

From Craig Mackinlay

Dear Supporter
To have been selected to stand in one’s own county for a seat that I have long considered a second home is a particular privilege.
Nationally, we face a tough challenge to form a majority government, but we will do it. South Thanet is a key seat if we are to amass sufficient building blocks to form that Conservative government. The alternative, a Labour government under Ed Milliband is a truly terrifying prospect. We need a further term to finish the job of restoring the nation’s finances and further improve the economy bringing opportunity to all, deliver further changes to the benefits system transforming it into one that works, and an education system that can compete globally.
Also, only we, in government, can deliver the in/out EU referendum that is long overdue. It is clear on all counts that the (then) EEC we assented to in 1975, based on free trade and friendship is a far cry from the EU that we have today, with the Prime Minister rightly describing it as “too big, too bossy, too interfering”. I have campaigned since 1991 against this increasingly remote, undemocratic and centralised EU, firstly as a founder member of UKIP, then as leader and deputy leader of it, and now within the Conservative Party. Many natural Conservatives here in South Thanet voted UKIP in the European Elections in May; it was an obvious opportunity to voice deep seated unease. It is my job to convince those voters that in me they have a true champion to address those concerns, within a government that will deliver. The simple political truth is, however well UKIP have raised the tempo of the national debate, that they cannot deliver a referendum.

About me

I am 47, married to Kati who works across Kent as a community pharmacist.
In politics, too often we find candidates that have never experienced the real world. I have been in practice as a Chartered Accountant in Kent for 25 years, and am also a tax specialist and was involved in my family’s food wholesale company. I know what it is to run a business and employ staff, and how those in business are affected by bureaucratic interference and an increasingly overbearing taxation system. I have served as a Councillor in Kent for over 7 years, in an area similar in its challenges, with mixed communities, as we have here in South Thanet. I have also been a Magistrate for 8 years. My experiences in being the Conservative candidate for the Police and Crime Commissioner election in Kent gives me a unique insight into crime, law and policing issues. I bring a broad spectrum of varied experiences.
I am a traditional Conservative. I believe in small government, personal freedoms and that people who do the right thing and play by the rules should be thanked - and rewarded. It is our party that offers aspiration and opportunities. I believe in top class education based around the grammar school system. Furthermore, all levels of government, be it national, county or local, should provide value for money and be rooted in common sense.
High ideals perhaps, but it is why I want to be your MP for South Thanet.

Meetings and events

Public meetings

Cliftonville – Friday 8th August 2014, 7:00pm, at Northdown House, (Blue room), Northdown Park Road, Margate, Kent, CT9 3TP
Broadstairs – Thursday 21st August 2014, 7:00pm, at The Charles Dickens, 5-6 Victoria Parade, Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 1QS
Ramsgate – Thursday 4th September 2014, 7:00pm, at the Royal Temple Yacht Club, 6 Westcliff Mansions, Ramsgate, Kent, CT11 9HY
Sandwich & the Villages – Friday 12th September, 7:00pm, at the Guildhall, (Jury Room), Cattle Market, Sandwich, Kent, CT13 9AH

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Israel's have not helped heal divide

I have always thought Israel had a right to defend itself but looking at the recent reporting on the way they have just obliterated Gaza I have changed my mind. I am working from memory here so forgive me if figures are wrong I am in bed waiting for my wife to help me get up. I am disabled and need care 24/7. It occurred to me had I been in Gazza I would most likely be dead as I can't move out at a few minutes notice.
The figures are from memory and I doubt anyone knows them in all reality anyhow. 1900 killed on the Palestinian side, mostly civilian casualties just involved because they are stuck there. At most that is 1900 families now wanting answers as to why a loved one died and as is often the case why several loved ones died. The next concern of mine is where are the displaced and grieving families going to live. Israel has smashed these people into the ground but does nothing to help those innocent of involvement. They have nothing left and when you start from zero or less that means nothing.
To my mind this is self perpetuating if each death has four family members that is 7600 displaced. No wonder they fire rockets I think if I were in that situation I would want revenge as well.
I know mine is a simplistic view but one that affects us all. Palestinian supporters here in the UK will be wanting to do something to help I don't call that radicalism I call it a normal human response. I don't support violence but touch my family and see what violence is. I think if you look at it like that we are all capable and all culpable.