May 22, 2015
British act of rights, conservative, Democracy, economy, election, equality, fox hunting ban, GMO, greens, human rights act, liberal democrats, monstanto, nick clegg, proportional representation, shock, snp, sustainability, this list just goes on, uk, uk elections, ukip, unaware, voting, wind farm
As many of you probably know the result of the UK’s general election was Conservative winning by a majority, the fact they only got 37% of the vote and if you count all the people who did’t vote too that equates to 26% of the population voted for them! In my eyes that is not an majority, in fact anything but. I would not be so bitter if the voting system was fair, but the first past the post system is not, just to show the fairness of this system take a look at the image below
Voters per MP (credit Electoral Reform Society)
The whole nation is in shock, but how has this come about?, You may ask. Lies and deceit have won this election, we had the normal ‘working for the country’ lies, but the lies about deficit! The deficit has been pumped around like a massive issues when really it’s not, yes the Tory’s have reduced the deficit but increased the debt, in fact they’ve not only increased it they’ve doubled it. Not that debt is a real problem (see my post How to sort out the economy… or Money Is Not Real..), but this was falsely made out to be a massive issue, scaring people into wanting to clear the debt. On top of this an apparent letters sent from a group of small business congratulating the Tory’s for helping them succeeded, which a few day before the election came out as made up! That even before you get on to Murdoch and is blatant derogatory and quite frankly racist news reporting! His false press has given conservative a helping hand in there unjust formation of government. This has resulted in massive campaign for Electoral Reform and mainly a demand for proportional representation, with nearly 500,000 signatures handed in by leaders of most of the smaller parties agreeing on the fact our system is out of date and undemocratic! The implementations of this are astronomical, already the Tory’s are talking about scrapping the ‘Human Right Act’, not all parts, but they what to rebrand it ‘British Act of Rights’ or something basically they want to increasing snooping. limit privacy, stop demonstrations and have even more powers to arrest and not be acountable, as far as I can tell. It’s now been a week or two since the election and already the reality is showing through, we have the confirmed news they want to scrap the ‘Human Rights Act‘. It’s seems to allow more snooping laws, of course in the off protection against terrorists. Theres a hidden agenda here I’m sure, mainly silencing the people and stopping our freedom to speak out.. Not only are they scrapping rights but also cutting funding left right and centre, the latest is wind farms and renewable energy this infuriates me. I mean in an age when we should be moving towards renewable and the bloody government is cutting funding and subsidies. On top of this they want to bring in TTIP (another post due on that one), allow GMO foods, I meant it’s just like leaping back.. no it’s somersaulting back. The want to repel the ‘Fox hunting ban’ also just a barbaric act of chasing down defenceless animals and ripping them apart, much like they seem to want to to to the poor of the UK. So as you obviously can see they deserve a pay rise that they have put through after just a few days into power, the cheek of it just boggles the mind.
I have been trying to write this past for a few days, but the words just are not coming as I would like. This is mainly due to my inability to comprehend the naivety, no no that’s unfair… the unawareness of some people I should say. But in the circles I read I find this information and happily share it with others who might not necessarily have access to it, and people are listen more than ever, which is amazing and fills me with faith. I think people are going to realise the implications of having this Conservative government in full power without Liberal Democrats to pull them back, sorry to Nick Clegg (Lib den leader) we put you down!
More and more people are beginning to questioning the government and their priorities and finding the systems in place to disagree and stand up. There have been numerous protests since the election, some big (a few thousand people), but surprise surprise there was a media blackout, but they can not silence the majority. There are lots more cuts and shocking relations to come, too many to fit into this post, and if I did write them all that would limit my resource for good posts late (so best not).
People from all walks of life need to bury their differences and come together now!
They need to bring democracy back to UK (and indeed the world)!
We need sustainability and equality in this world!
I will not stop campaigning until we have it, may take a while don’t get me wrong bit it will come!
I belive in democracy and I believe in the human species sometimes we have to have it right in front of us before we act, well people it’s here, it’s in front of you, IT’S TIME TO ACT !!!
May 14, 2015
aid, baba jay, customs, devastated, donate, earthquake, equality, happiness, help, love, mountains, nepal, news, remote, rescue, rice, smiles, tarp, urgent, villages, water
I know that you will have seen the recent news about the Nepalese earthquakes, the devastation that has been uncomprehendable. The news reports are unsurprising is not correct and it appears many many more have died than is being reported, why this is I don’t know why this would be but it’s not important at the moment. I have a friend in Nepal who have been running a NGO ‘The Love Company World’ on his own for many years out there (and India), helping children through school and widowed families.
With a few friends he has now taken on the important task of helping these devastated villages in the mountains and remotest parts of Nepal where the global rescue efforts have not yet reached. The problem is the logistics of getting aid through customs (for some reason this is a priority with the government in Nepal) and when it finally does the majority is going to the main towns, which are easier too. Baba Jay and his friends are venturing into these remote villages with tarps, rice, water, mattresses and smiles. They are giving the locals valuable supplies and at the same time spreading smiles, love and music raising the mood and diverting the attention to smiles and dance, this is as important as the food aid love and smiles aid, keeping the spirits of the locals alive in their moment of crisis!
Now i’m not normally one to ask for donations, as I know in this day and age money is tight and often people feel pressurised and bad that they can’t donate. But I ask you to think about it this time as you could save lives, this money goes direct to the source theres not middle man, no CEO and corporation to pay but if you can’t do not feel bad, you can help just as much by sharing this information with others and helping where it matters.
Here are a couple of videos of the work being done and where the donations will go:
Also to see updates and a little bit about Baba jay here is his Facebook link
Thank you and please don’t feel bad all you can do is all you can do,
Together we can make a difference to their lives!
MORE TO COME!
May 2, 2015
Campaigning Groups, Political
Annington, campaign, change, cleansing, equality, evictions, housing, poor, property developers, Sweets way
This is barbaric and as I have posted before
about Sweets Way the greed and B****rs have paid their way out again. When will people wake up and fight for change!
Originally posted on sweets way resists:
We paid a surprise visit to the home of Tom Davey this morning, Barnet’s ‘Head of Social Cleansing,’ coinciding with the Independent’s new report that 50,000 families have been socially cleansed from London in the last three years.
The other day we pitched up a series of tents and umbrellas in the front garden of Richard Cornelius’ house, the leader of Barnet Council and ward councillor for Sweets Way. We wanted to bring homelessness home to one of the individuals most responsible for the decision to demolish 150 good family homes on our estate.
This morning, as the Independent leaked figures from London Councils that over the last three years, 50,000 homeless families had been forced-out of London by local authorities, we showed up at the home of Barnet councillor and Chair of Barnet’s Housing Committee, Tom Davey, to send a message about what his housing policy is doing…
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April 23, 2015
Political, Thoughts For The Future
brilliant, change, community, dyslexic, education system, examinations, Finland, grade requirments, integrated learning, occupational therapy, parrot learning, relaxed environment, schooling, steiner, sustainability
In a week when hopeful parents were either over the moon or crushed by their local authorities decision on the school choice for the children, I thought it a good chance to write about about the UK’s education system!
Thankfully our school choice was a success, getting the first choice of a smaller and as I see it ‘Steiner‘ without the £1500 a term price tag definitely not in the budget by any means.
My personal belief is that our education system has become a competition between schools to see who can get the most ‘A*’ and not actually about educating the children, a ‘parrot learning system’ where you are told what to say in the exams. I have often though we need a better approach a more practical and visual one, I certainly would have benefited from this being dyslexic. I was just moved to lower groups told I would never do well, obviously I not going to get them their high grade requirements. Lucky for me my parents funded private tuition and I passed my G.C.S.E’s and A’levels and even got into university (up yours to those teachers who thought otherwise). Admittedly I did not finish the university course, but this was mainly due to finances and the fact I was actually quite bored with the course. I think again this relates to our non practical approach to education hindering children to show their true potential and identify their speciality. Thankfully about fifteen years down the line and am again back at univerity studying Occupational therapy and loving it, if only I could have been helped with this decision all thoses years ago….!
So studying Occupational therapy I am always looking at ways to assist people and systems that could improve quality of peoples learning or functioning. Which brings me on the the main point, Finland!
I have read about the Scandinavian ways of doing things and the higher level of equality over there and I admire it greatly. When I was sent the video I am about to post it came as no surprise to me. It shows how the Finish approach to education differs so considerably to our regimented system, in fact it’s not to too far from the ‘Steiner‘ approach. With all teachers having a masters in their subject and the relaxed and practical approach it’s no surprise they have the best education results on this planet.
So a question to our want to be leaders “Why not adopt this approach, and stop this insufficient parrot learning you currently adopt?”
If I have the choice I know which school I would send my child to……
Enjoy (the link is to part one but the other 3 parts are easy to find) !!!
April 21, 2015
bennett, cameron, change, citizens pensions, compassion, elected house of lords, election, equality, green, nhs, sustainability, tax avoidance
So the elections are drawing nearer will the media in this country controlled by the man who is infected with greed ‘Mr Murdoch’, the smaller parties are not getting a say. If they do it’s often backed up with some slander or just a blatant lies. We did have the election TV debates some better than others but with selected questions. It just seems that the people are been diverted from the truth!
I’m all for everyone have their own choice and the own views, but when people are not even given the proper and true information it angers me. I have sourced my own information and through the world of blogs and groups like ‘38Degrees‘ (an amazing organisation), I have opened my knowledge base and seen what our government have done to destroy equality and sustainability, and it saddens me when you tell people (and people close to me) things and they laugh and say it’s all conspiracy they’d never get away with that!!! They do though, and now were in a right mess. So when a good honest bit of information comes along I just have to share it, I not going to hide the fact I agree with most of ‘Green Party’s‘ ideas and the fact that if more people where told these ideas they would too. So here a nice little piece organised by ‘38Degrees‘ doing just that, please watch and make your own opinion, even if you don’t agree open your mind and allow the consideration. I know a lot of you are not from the UK but hey it’s a massive issues here … https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/page/content/livestream-natalie-bennett-meeting/
Thanks and vote for what you believe in, but don’t waste you voice!
April 14, 2015
With the election looming may issues are been argued out amongst the usual suspects but the question of tax avoidance if made out to be too complicate to address. I myself don’t see any complication in this at all, basically the MP’s have too many hidden agendas be it their own assets or the corporations the bribe… oops sorry donate to them. Now if these hidden agendas taken out of the equation it a simple case of changing the laws and eradicating the loop holes, this means more money in tax to the public pocket (in theory).
So simple even a child understands it….
Help make this a big issue in the election and please share the video!
Stop tax avoidance (c)yoBucko.com
April 12, 2015
Avaaz, choice, cigarettes, corruption, government, greed, obscene profits, petition, phillip morris, smoking, suing, sustainability, tabbaco, Uruguay
Today I am passing on a petition to you, sent to me from Avaas. I’ve written a post about them previously ‘Avaaz – The World in Action’ with over 41 million members, that’s a strong voice I’d say. Anyway back to the point:
Phillip Morris, the tabacco giants are suing Uruguay, yes that’s right a company suing a country! It sounds completely crazy that this is even allowed, they must have some good reason you might argue! But no Uruguay is just trying to protects its people and frankly bringing the same laws as many other counties. We have very similar laws here in the UK, people took a while to get used to it, but accepted it’s now and the tabacco giant still rake in obscene profits.
Phillip Morris suing Uruguay
This is so wrong on many accounts, firstly a company suing a country, if this is allowed then where will this take modern society. We can not allow companies power over governments (or more power should i say?), there are routes to follow to raise issues but taking a government to court in the name of profit-making is so wrong. Secondly this is Phillip Morris picking on a small and relatively powerless country, many countries have similar laws yet the don’t dare start with them. It’s a case of corporate giants flexing they’re muscles on the weak and venerable to line they’re pockets with money with a complete disregard for health and the common good. The people at Philip Morris should be ashamed with themselves, it’s obvious their clearly not, their just blinkered by profit and it’s sad for them I feel for them I really do!
People will still smoke, just like they do in other countries with similar laws! People know it’s very bad for you and they should have the choice don’t get me wrong. But the temptation and glossy coating need to be taken away to discourage young and vulnerable people taking up smoking. You can’t stop people smoking but you and try to show them it’s bad and stop the encouragement of young people taking it up. Here in the UK the laws has helped many people give up, that can’t be bad.
I’m sure one day smoking will be a thing of the past and the fat cats will sell us something else in order to fill their pockets. Until then we should do the best we can to protect those who don’t smoke and allow those who do the freedom to decide themselves.
PLEASE sign not only for the people but to show corporations we won’t be pushed around by them !!!
SIGN THE PETITION