I’m off away again – following the sun – be back in a few weeks. Must rush now to get my plane. See you soon.

In Paris a Muslim woman garbed in a head-to-toe swimsuit – dubbed a “burquini” – was banned from the local swimming pool! Officials insisted Wednesday they banned the woman’s use of the suit at a local pool because of France’s pool hygiene standards – not out of hostility to overtly Muslim garb. Under the policy, swimmers are not allowed in pools with baggy clothing, including surfer-style shorts.

See Here.

According to the Daily Wail Mail, Gordon Luvie Brown is embarrassed by the fact the French and German economies both grew by 0.3 per cent in the second quarter of this year while in the UK the economy shrank by 0.8 percent in the same quarter!

See Here.


Well, it was tougher in my day – we were expected to get the bus and that was it! We certainly never got a bloody certificate for it! I call it unfair!


Fairy Tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist,
but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.

G.K. Chesterton

Nothing is more efficacious than a good old dose of “faith & spirituality” in our fight against disease. So, a group of rabbis and Jewish mystics has taken to the skies over Israel, praying and blowing ceremonial horns in a plane to ward off swine flu. About 50 religious leaders circled over the country on Monday, chanting prayers and blowing horns, called shofars.

Rabbi Yitzhak Batzri was quoted as saying: “We are certain that, thanks to the prayer, the danger is already behind us.”

Oh that everything could be this simple!

See Here.

Microscopic “nanobees” that literally sting tumours to death have been successfully used to fight cancer by researchers in America.


Riots in Paris, again

August 11, 2009

So, history repeats itself again (seems to happen every two years), and two nights of riots rock the French city (or rather its suburbs).

Don’t hear much about it, though, do we? Wonder why?

Thought for the day

August 11, 2009

“Isn’t it interesting that the same people who laugh at science fiction listen to weather forecasts and economists?”

Kelvin Throop III

As if in confirmation of the growing claim we in the UK no longer have a government , we learn even EU rulings (where inconvenient) are to be ignored. So, does this mean we’ve become ungovernable? Or is it more the case the death throes of Nu-Labour resemble the failure of Mussolini’s Fascist Dream, with those in power interested only in their own well being, blind to the writing on the wall and the terrible damage inflicted on the State by their self-interest and incompetence?

Does legality mean anything to this government? Certainly individual human rights can have no place in the Nu-Labour “manifesto”. But do they recognise the law as anything other than a tool for repression?

The Lib Dem shadow home secretary Chris Huhne says: “It is not up to police forces to ignore court judgments because they or their masters do not like them.”

But, like it or not, he’s wrong. They will ignore judgments inconvenient to their ideology which appears to be one of total control.