I cannot believe the reckless rhetoric coming out of Cameron’s mouth which now seems to be catching on in the rest of Europe. How dare David Cameron call for a deliberate penalising of individual Russians and their businesses and, thereby, our businesses which do business with them, on an unproven point of principle.
Let’s just go back to the United States of America shooting down Iran Flight 655 over the gulf. There was no apology from America and I don’t recall any sanctions being applied to Mr Reagan and his cohorts and friends in industry. Yet this wasn’t some rag, tag and bobtail group of separatists supported by the USA which murdered those 300 people in that airliner in 1988. It was the actual United States of America and its government and military which shot down that jet. They got away with it and gave a piddling $70 million dollars in compensation. No sanctions, no United Nations condemnation, not even any criticism from Britain or Europe that I can remember.
No one can deny the most awful tragedy of the Malaysian plane being shut down, but it is fascinating to watch the rhetoric which is now arising.
America shot down Iran Flight 655 full of 290 passengers in 1988. It wasn’t a rebel group being supported by America which shot it down, it wasn’t even the ‘can do no wrong’ Israeli regime which shot it down, it was the actual American navy with all of the world’s most sophisticated equipment on board. There was never so much as a formal apology, Mr Obama, yet it was clearly an American mistake. A quick $72,000,000 was the easy way out for a country which believes the God Almighty Dollar is the answer to everything and can buy everything and anything.
So female bishops are finally approved in the Church of England.
Once again the powers that be (human, of course, no deity involved in this nonsense) change something which we’ve been told was the will of God.
Of course it wasn’t God’s will because there is no evidence that this invented nonentity never said or did anything ever.
All the nonsensical rules and traditions have always been concocted and introduced by men wanting to exert power and not caring what they did to hold on to that power. That’s why they are so stupid and inconsistent.
Once again the religious begin to plan changes to rules always supposed to have been passed down by God on high and they eventually become the new norm and believers soon forget that the rules were changed by man.
Of course, if these changes didn’t take place then these same sheep-like do-gooders would still be burning innocent women as witches.
There has been a real step change in the general populace’s view of banks and bankers since the millennium. Prior to that most of us knew who our bank manager was. He was usually a thirty or forty-something with a lot of banking and business experience who would try to keep you or your business upon a sensible path. You could trust them to be consistent and behave responsibly.
Today, you don’t have bank managers, they are relationship managers, graduates in their twenties with absolutely no commercial or business experience. Continue reading →
I was saddened to read of the mentally disturbed soldier who entered his USA barracks with an illegal weapon, killed three other individuals, wounded many more and turned his weapon upon himself.
Someone failed in their duty of care for this person for he’d actually arrived at the barracks to receive treatment for possible depression and post traumatic stress disorder. He should not have been allowed to come into possession of a weapon and if he had been prevented from so doing then four people would still be alive today.
Who failed in their duty of care to this individual? Not the gun shop owner – not the military – not the medical and psychiatric personal. The people who failed in their duty of care to this man and those he killed is Continue reading →