Finally some dignity

copmsos-1-626x352At last the repatriation of those who have lost their lives due to the downing of Flight MH17 by a missile attack on the plane that was supposed to be safe in the skies above Ukraine.

We have all seen the news on our televisions, mobiles, computers and tablets.  We have witnessed the carnage and we’ve been appalled by those first images of victims bodies being shown on social media, as they lay tangled with the wreckage of this flight.

We have seen the speculation, the assumption and the innuendo of who, what and why this happened.  Along with a crime scene being trampled upon by any body who felt like it.  First hand we saw how those murdered, because that is what it is, have been hauled about with no respect shown to them whatsoever… and how the victims were laid on trains sitting in a station for days… and not forgetting the first hand reports of how the separatists fired guns to warn people away from the crash site.

Then came the reports of possible looting… pictures on the Daily Mail showed one rebel with a ring that must have come from a passenger.

Another picture that makes grim reading is the one that depicts a rebel going through the luggage bag of a passenger on that doomed fateful flight… Whether any untoward happened we will never know.  But what I do know is this… proper air crash investigators SHOULD have been given immediate access… so that they can determine exactly what happened to Flight MH17.  The victims of flight MH17 should have been given dignity and respect the moment that flight was doomed. Instead of body bags being used… coffins should have been immediately sent to the area.

The media sunk to new lows as they posted pictures of the crash site, which showed bodies that were strewn across the wreckage.  The pictures we saw on our screens were horrific… and it makes me wonder what the families must have felt witnessing those grotesque images.

Today the bodies of those who have been found amongst the wreckage are finally being repatriated with dignity and respect.  Over the coming days, funerals will be held and the families and friends of all those passengers and crew will still be coming to terms with what has happened.  People are now on that roller coaster of learning and dealing with the grief of what has happened.

And Britain, I suspect will still continue to provide arms to Russia… as reported in the papers today.  What a pile of hypocrisy coming from Number 10… after David Cameron wanted the French to stop building two warships for Russia…  Arms deals that are worth £132 million to Britain, still haven’t had their licences revoked.

Whilst the world mourns the loss of passengers and crew of flight MH17, the British Government is showing their true hypocrisy.

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MH17Giving up on humanity at times. How can people go on killing one another?  What drives all these people who kill to bring such harm on on others? Where is their humanity?

Yesterday the news broke about Malaysian flight MH-17 falling out of the sky and crashing in Ukraine. First of all I was shocked and felt sad that people have lost their lives.

Then the speculation started that it is believed that a missile caused this tragic plane crash.  If it wasn’t bad enough, knowing that a plane could be brought down to earth by a possible BUK missile launcher, believed to be in the hands of rebels, the media then decided to sink to new lows.

The media’s scramble against one another to bring people the first pictures, resulted in the likes of Reuters, Sky News and even BBC News, posting on Twitter pictures of the wreckage where you could see body parts and bodies.

It doesn’t take much imagination to realise that the scene of the accident would be utter carnage.  Do we really need to see such appalling pictures? Do we need to see innocent victims shown no common decency?

I couldn’t believe what I was seeing on Twitter… when people started to say, we should see these pictures… Really? For all those that agree with this pictures being show, just a few questions.

  • How would you feel, if it had been one of your family?
  • Would you want these pictures shown of your loved ones, laying there amongst the wreckage?
  • Why can’t you show some empathy, compassion and respect to these families, by condemning the actions of the media outlets for showing these pictures?

So far no-one has answered the questions… they have rattled on about free speech and about censorship.. yet no answers to how they would feel.

There are many questions that need to be answered by Malaysian Airlines, but the main question has to be…

  • Why are airlines companies, like yourself allowing airlines to fly over areas where there is known conflict?

It was only after the accident, that airlines, then took to social media and made statements that they wouldn’t be flying over these conflict zones any more.  Talk about shutting the stable door, once the horse has bolted.

It saddens me to see such carnage and my thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of those people killed on flight MH17.

And if that plane crash was not bad enough… the day ended when I saw a video, as reported by CNN, of people standing on a hillside cheering as missiles launched by Israeli forces landed on the people in Gaza.

The reporter tweeted this and then deleted it 20 mins later…

How can anyone stand there and cheer, when they know full well that innocent, men, women and children are being killed?  I won’t proclaim to know the intricacies of the Israeli/Gaza conflict, but what I do know is that both sides need to take stock of the situation and learn to live in peace.  But I doubt that will ever happen in my lifetime… so sad.

 

This dog climbs trees…

bo-diddleyWhen our beloved dog Bo was alive and when he was young… my friend and I were sitting in my garden having a nice cuppa, when all of a sudden Bo spotted a bird in one of our shrubs and tried to climb the tree.

Which of course led to my friend and I getting a 8 stone dog, who wanted to climb even further, out of the bushes…

I am so glad he didn’t resort to this little dogs antics though :D  And that we didn’t have a tree like this garden has. :D

Ladies the burning question….

Thousands-of-women-join-hairy-legs-movementTo shave or not to shave? That is the burning question.  Do you take to the Veet those legs, pick up the razor or opt for an appointment at the local waxing salon? Or do you just let those hairs grow?

I was reading an article today in the Daily Mirror about the thousands of women who have plummeted for letting the hairs on their legs grow.

These ladies are sharing the hairy leg photos on a blog called the Hairy Legs Club.

As much as I admire their courage for not shaving… and believe me it must be hell of a whole lot less hassle, I still think a nice smooth set of sun-tanned legs look stunning.

The mirror are running a poll and when I voted this was the result…

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So it seems so far everyone thinks that women should shave their legs… I wonder how many men have voted? :D

Bring in the women…

David Cameron laughingSo today is the day…when the hatchet will fall.  Yes that man in Number 10 is having a cabinet reshuffle.

Speculation is rife as to who will get which job… but we do know that William Hague will no longer be Foreign Secretary and he is not standing for re-election next year at the General Election.  I knew there was good news to this reshuffle. :D

So what does the reshuffle have in store for us… well it seems that Cameron is now willing to sit around that cabinet table at Number 10 Downing Street in the presence of more women.  Yes people are wondering which women will now be appointed to cabinet members.

Since his rise to power in 2010, the cabinet has been very much male dominated… naturally the Labour MP’s are constantly jeering at Dishface for the lack of women on the front bench… :D  But he hasn’t done anything about it, has he?

With less than 10 months to the next election, Dishface decides that it is time to honour the female Tory MP’s in hope that he appeases women in this country in order to gain their vote; by showing us females that women can get on in politics.

Oh FFS, if women vote for this man, solely because he has appointed women to the cabinet… then I am afraid to say, they are very much misguided. Dishface is and never will be a man who wants women sitting around the table with him… no matter how may times he says he does want females beside him in the cabinet.

If he really wanted women around that cabinet table he would have appointed us mere mortals, a long time ago.. This is just Dishface’s plan to get us women to vote for him… sorry, but no can do.

Personally, I don’t care who sits around that cabinet table with him.  What I care about is the policies that a Government brings in.  For instance this government has given us:

  • the ‘bedroom’ tax and the unfairness that goes hand in hand with it;
  • so many cutbacks that some people have to rely on food banks in order to eat;
  • the discrimination against people who are sick;
  • the pussyfooting over giving people the right to say whether or not they still want to be in Europe; and not forgetting
  • the tax breaks that have been given to the rich, whilst the man on the street has seen their income diminish to the point where they were better off 7 years ago than they are today.
  • the snooping charter

That is why I WON’T be voting Tory at the next election.

If Dishface seriously thinks that by having women in the cabinet he will win the next election… he is more deluded than I thought.  He is doing it in hope that it is a vote winner and he remains in power.

To be truthful, what more can we expect from a man with a bad memory and if any woman votes for him because he has elected women to the cabinet… just remember he is laughing behind your backs and if he gets re-elected I bet it won’t be long before he has a male-dominated cabinet, once again.

Think this tweet sums it up nicely…

Fifa Opens Suarez Bite Claim Disciplinary Action

Luis Suarez could be banned for up to two years if he is found guilty of biting a player for the third time.

Source: news.sky.com

Banned for up to two years… if found guilty?  It is this kind of behaviour that we don’t want our kids to copy.  There is no place in football for this kind of behaviour.  And we mustn’t forget this is the third time he has done this if found guilty.  I watched the video clip and it sure as hell looks to me as if he lunged for that player with his nashers…

There is clearly something wrong with this man’s head to keep behaving like this, unless of course he is just a bloody bully on the pitch.

Is two years long enough if he gets found guilty?  Nope I don’t think so… I would ban him for life.  We don’t need people like that in the game.

Facebook crashes …

And the world comes to an end… and it is breaking news. Oh yes there was mass hysteria as Facebook crashed at 9am… and for half an hour the world ended for those who spend all their time on Facebook, poking, liking and sharing as if there is no tomorrow.

Breaking News

The crash happened at around 9am, with the Facebook blue branding displayed alongside the message: “Sorry, something went wrong.”

The problem also affected Facebook’s apps.

By 9.20am, the site refused to load at all, with the message “service unavailable” shown on a white background.

However, by 9.30am users reported the site was functioning again.

And across our screens, Sky News classed this as a breaking news event

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Seriously though, how can you call this Breaking News…. for the life of me I don’t know why any news channel would even warrant this as breaking news.  It is not as if the world would grind to a halt, or we had to take shelter, or we had only 5 minutes to live before everything we know was obliterated.  It is a social media platform… something we can live without. Believe it or not.

Do you know what?  Before Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and all other social networking platforms became part of our lives… we survived.  Instead of sitting there and posting what we had for breakfast… we actually went out and spoke to real people, face to face.  How nice it was.

Before sitting there, waiting to get to the next level of some game, we interacted with family and played games where all the family could join in.

Before kids sat there glued to the computer or TV screen playing some role-playing game or other, they went to the park; kicked a ball around; played with other kids.

No wonder kids are pasty looking and piling on the pounds… the most exercise some of them get is getting up to switch the computer on or getting the laptop out of its bag.

Yes I am on Facebook… but if it crashes it crashes… end of…   No need to get my bowels in an uproar because I can’t like a post where someone has just checked in to McDonalds or Burger King and going for the 99p whooper.

Sky NewsFacebook is good to speak to friends and communicate with family… but it isn’t the be and end all of life.  And for the life of me it isn’t breaking news.  Come on Sky News… get some perspective here… Breaking News is real news stories… stories that affect real people and that highlight all the atrocities in this world.  It isn’t to report that there was a mass of people pulling their hair out because they couldn’t poke one another on Facebook.

Should children of separated couples divide their time between their parents’ homes?

Psychologist Penelope Leach, whose parenting books have sold millions, has caused controversy by claiming that there’s evidence that separation from their mothers “reduces brain development” and might give rise to “unhealthy attachment issues”. Do other parenting experts agree?

Source: www.independent.co.uk

What a load of bollocks… to put it bluntly. What causes children emotional distress and probably causes lack of brain development, is having to be piggy in the middle with two warring parents. Children are resilient, if a relationship breaks down children need to know that it is not their fault that mum and dad no longer live together and that both parents love them dearly.

They also need to bond with their fathers and having weekends at dad’s can be beneficial in developing that bond.

All the likes of this article does, is give ammunition for those women who refuse to allow their kids proper access with their fathers. Now they will use this as a reason why?

Unfortunately all too often, kids are used a tool to bash the absent parent with… and anybody who does that is not worthy of the title of mum or dad.