Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Taking some leave.

This might be my last blog entry for a while. I have some personal shit to sort out.

Life can be hard, but you work through it. You do what you think is best for you and your family, but then something blindsides you.

You work hard for your wife and kids and then something, or someone, out of know where comes along and kicks you in the arse so hard you land in another continent.

Today, I have landed in painville, nothing physical, but emotional.

This blog was always small fry compared to others, it was just my place to rant about what was, and is, happening to this country.

I will pop in now and again to read;.

Anna Raccoon,
Old Holborn,
Obo the Clown,
Cold Steel Rain,
Dick Puddlecote,
Barking Spider,
Thoughts of Oscar,
Bollogs, Uncle Marvo
Grumpy Old Twat

To name just a few of the many great bloggers.

Take Care guys and girls.

I may be back, but we will just have to see.

Friday, 16 July 2010

Real Heroes and Legends

Below is Ian Collins, of Talksport' Speaking with Siobhan O'Dowd who created the 'Raoul Moat Legend facebook page.'

If, in her eyes, Moat was a hero and a legend, what does she think about the brave people who go out and risk their lives to help and save people; for example;

The Fire Service

The RNLI Lifeboat Crews, who are volunteers,

The Ambulance / Paramedic service,

The Police, yes people may say they are not heroes, but at heart I'm sure all policemen and women want to protect the public.

People may not agree with all of the above, but no one can disagree with the next one.

The Military, especially the ones in Afghanistan at the moment, and the ones who have served in conflicts, and wars, past.
WW1, WW2, Korea, The Falklands, Northern Ireland, The Gulf War, Kosova and Bosnia, Afghanistan, Iraq.

To Siobhan O'Dowd and to all those 'people' who think Raoul Moat is some sort of legend and hero. Click the link below and see real heroes and legends.

Real Legends and Real Heroes

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Forced Adoptions

Forced adoption is a truly dreadful scandal

Social workers are removing children from loving families without proper justification, says Christopher Booker

That is the headline to this article, by Christopher Booker

In recent months, I have been reporting on what is one of the most alarming scandals in Britain today – the secretive system that allows social workers to remove children from loving families without any proper justification, and to send them for adoption or fostering with no apparent concern for their interests.

Four more examples have come to light in the past week. The first came to my attention via Lynn Boleyn, a former councillor from Dudley, who first became concerned about "forced adoption" when she sat on various committees concerned with child care. Last week, she was in court with a mother of five girls, whose family tragedy began when her partner was sentenced to 14 years for abusing the eldest girl, who was sent to live with a relative. Although there was no evidence of their mother harming them in any way, the other four girls were seized by Dudley social services and placed in foster care. Three were kept together, separated from their two-year-old sister whom the council now wants to put out for adoption.

The three girls, aged 11, 10 and 7, are desperately unhappy, constantly asking to be reunited with their mother. But on Friday, a judge said he had no power to stop social services summarily withdrawing them from their local school to be sent to a new home. The 11-year-old was looking forward to being in the school play and the end of term Leavers' Service. She has now been torn away from friends she has known since she was four, the nearest thing to stability left in her life. The children's wishes were not taken into account.

A second case concerns another woman, for 20 years an NHS nurse who served with the Royal Army Medical Corps in the first Gulf War. Until recently, she was a semi-professional dog breeder, living happily at home with her eight-year-old son (his father having walked out when she was pregnant).

In March, their home was raided by two RSPCA officials and five policemen, complaining she had too many dogs in the house. Her home was untidy because she was clearing an attic, but the seizing of the dogs (breaking the leg of one of them) left it a befouled mess.

Acting on a tip-off from the RSPCA, Leeds social workers then intervened, and expressed surprise that the house was tidier than they expected. Nevertheless, they told the mother to bring her son's clothes to school, from where he was taken into foster care.

After three months, during which he has only been allowed short supervised "contact" with his mother, the boy is miserable, constantly asking when he can return home. His mother has repeatedly had to draw the social workers' attention to various conditions, such as head lice and threadworm, which indicated that he was not being properly cared for. Last week they announced that they were moving him to another foster home.

Although there was no evidence that she was anything other than an admirable mother, apart from the temporary mess made of the house in March, the social workers say her son cannot be allowed home until they have both undergone "psychiatric assessments". These cannot be arranged until October. Nor has the boy yet been given a guardian to represent him, as the law lays down.

My other two cases come from Ian Josephs, the former county councillor and businessman who runs the Forced Adoption website and has helped hundreds of families in a similar plight. When, in January, a couple brought their newborn son to hospital with a fractured arm, Coventry social services were called in on suspicion that the child might have been injured by his parents. After the mother had been arrested, handcuffed and held by the police for nine hours, the couple were terrified that their baby would be taken from them. Although not charged with any offence, they are on police bail, which prevents them from leaving the country.

The child's Irish grandmother took the baby to Ireland, where he is now surrounded by a large, supportive family. Social services are attempting to get an order through the courts for the grandmother to return to England with the baby.

My last case is so shocking that I will return to it in more detail at a later date. It centres on a London couple who, earlier this year, had their six children seized by social workers on what appears to be flimsy hearsay evidence (I have seen the court papers).

The mother was pregnant again. Last month, after the boy was born, three social workers and five policemen entered the hospital ward where she was breastfeeding at 3am, wresting the baby from her by force. They then discovered that they had nowhere to keep him. The boy was put into intensive care, where his mother was taken to breastfeed him for four days, until she was fit to leave the hospital. She saw her baby for the last time two weeks ago.

I will return to this story when I have had some explanation from the council responsible.

I have blogged about this, in my opinion, inhumane act before.

Why didn't these social workers going after the poor children that really needed to be taken into care like Baby Peter, Khyra Ishaq and Victoria Climbie.

It does look like they are going after soft targets instead of the ones that need the real help.

What worries me is that they are ignoring the children and their concerns and emotional well being.

Are the social workers putting children up for adoption because of quotas? Read here, here and here.

There are very good social workers out there working to protect children, and I do wish that their work was in the headlines more than the others, but we don't hear about their stories.

Monday, 12 July 2010

Raoul Moat

I followed the news story regarding Raoul Moat, and i wasn't surprised by the ending, he was either going to commit suicide or put the police into a scenario where the police had to shoot him.

I was starting to write my thoughts on the subject when I read Anna Raccoon's blog post on the subject. Once I read her blog post I knew anything I came up with would never do the subject justice.

So I ask you to go to Anna Raccoon Blog and read her blog post regarding Raoul Moat. She hits the nail on the head in her post.

Finding Nemo

Sorry kids.


Saturday, 10 July 2010


Thanks to Not A Sheep for the find.

Have a watch of this and see what you think.

'Because No One Cares About Jewish Blood'

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Human Rights Law is an ass

Abu Hamza extradition halted by EU judges

Human rights judges have ordered a halt to the extraditions of Babar Ahmad and radical preacher Abu Hamza, both wanted in the US on terror charges.

That is the headline to this article

An extract;

The Strasbourg court said it wanted more time to examine possible human rights breaches if the men face trial on charges which could mean life sentences without parole.

Ahmad, a 36-year old computer expert, has been in a UK prison without trial for nearly six years, refused bail since his arrest in August 2004 on a US extradition warrant.

Radical preacher Hamza is also wanted on terror charges in the US.

Both appealed separately to the European Court of Human Rights on the grounds that their treatment and potential punishment could violate Human Rights Convention provisions on the ''prohibition of torture and inhuman or degrading treatment''.

Once again, the (In) Human Rights Laws are being used by alleged international terrorists to avoid facing trail.

Why is everything being tried to stop alleged international terrorists being extradited, but Gary McKinnon is just handed over to the US authorities?

This European court of criminal and terrorists human rights and the human rights law should be there to protect the innocent, not the criminal and terrorist.

It needs to be changed so the criminal and terrorist can't use it for their own needs.

Monday, 5 July 2010

In Local News, sort of

Llandudno sea rescue - over 250 miles from home

A young crew member found himself playing a leading role in a dramatic sea rescue on Friday, over 250 miles away from North Wales, thanks to his RNLI training with Llandudno RNLI Lifeboat crew.

He received an urgent radio call from Thames Coastguard and was asked, as the nearest available boat, to go to the aid of a 12-metre pleasure craft reported on fire 15 miles from his position.

23 year-old Danny Jones, who’s 'day job' is a skipper of offshore support vessels, was in command of the 18-metre fast-response catamaran Offshore Progress working in the Thames estuary and carrying a group of engineers undergoing training in emergency drills.

Making full speed to the casualty, Danny brought his vessel alongside the disabled boat, the Princess Anne, whose petrol engine had caught fire. The vessel had two men onboard. He immediately transferred two of his engineer passengers, armed with a fire extinguisher, over to the casualty and they quickly put out the blaze.

Danny then ordered a towline to be rigged to the pleasure boat and after a 20 mile tow brought it safely into Brightlingsea harbour. Its two occupants were described as being shocked but otherwise unharmed.
Speaking afterwards Danny said:

'It was great that the specialist skills I've learned during my 6 years of studying, training and taking part in exercises with the RNLI volunteer crew at Llandudno were put to good use. It was very satisfying to be able to help other sea-users in this way and to bring the operation to a satisfactory conclusion'.

Well done lad.

I hope he will receive a commendation at the very least for his efforts in saving the people on the vessel.


Article from the Daily Post

Brave Danny saves crew on blazing boat

When I grow up

Just been going through the blogs and I found this blog entry by Old Holborn.

It is shocking how Britain has lost so many manufacturing jobs. Have a read and see if you are as shocked as I am.

Sunday, 4 July 2010

'SHOCKING NEWS' about Al-Megrahi

'The Lockerbie bomber could survive for 10 years or longer, according to an embarrassed cancer specialist who only last year said he would be dead within three months of his release, a newspaper reported on Sunday.'

Professor Karol Sikora, who assessed Abdelbaset Ali Mohmet al-Megrahi for the Libyan authorities almost a year ago, told The Sunday Times it was "embarrassing" that he had outlived his three-month prognosis.

'It was embarrassing' he says. How many times has this professor got the timing wrong before, or is this the first time he got it wrong?