Should they stay or should they go?

Alex Salmond

With just over a week until Scotland decides the polls put the ‘better together campaign’ and the ‘yes campaign’ just a hairs breath from each other. In all the debates it seems The English voice has long been lost, possibly because we don’t get to vote.

As an Englishman, six months ago and I would have said it is better that Scotland stayed within the UK. Now, I’ve changed my mind! Whatever happens on September 18th 2014 Westminster politics is never going to be the same. As an Englishman I do not like the devo-max option now on the table. I can’t see why the UK should still fund some of Scotland’s activities and allow their MP’s to claim vast amounts of expenses while on their jollies in Westminster. The question has to be ‘in’ or ‘out’, there is no devo-max option on the voting paper.

A truly independent Scotland must vote ‘yes’. Yes, this will mean having a Scottish currency and its own institutions. The Bank of England cannot be the bank of last resort if Scottish fiscal policy goes belly up in the future. A central bank of Scotland that will control interest rates, borrow and print money. You can even call your cash the ‘Scottish Pound’.

Now, I do believe the Scots have been sold short by Mr Salmond because all this nation building takes time and buckets of cash. In the Age of Empires you get from being a tiny settlement to a mega metropolis in a few hours. It’s also very easy for those buckets filled by oil to dry up on various new institutions. With no cash crossing the wall I believe Scotland will struggle to maintain, certainly over time, this socialist utopia Mr Salmond has sold the people. Will GDP suffer? Perhaps? Do you really think the divide between the political class and the ordinary person will shrink? I don’t think so, a new Scottish political class will emerge and the gap will grow ever increasing while the general worker will find prescription and university fees introduced and their taxes increased. Maybe, this is price Scott’s are prepared to pay, high taxes for a more equal society. If that is so, then I solute you with a scots whisky! Yet, this is the risk you must take if you truly want an independent Scotland, Well, look at it this way ‘The UNION’ is only 300 years old and that’s not long in the thousands of years of history.

As for the English, this is also a good opportunity. While once the thought of regional assemblies was laughable due to the fact they were nothing more than a talking shop. However, with real powers they could finally bring the Conservative party vision of localism to real fruition by diverting power from Westminster to the regions. Of-course, I say this with much irony as most intelligent thinkers know it’s never any party policy be that of, Labour, Conservative, Lib-Dem or UKIP to divert power away from Westminster.

The UNION is dead… long live the post union!

Jennifer Lawrence Naked

Jennifer LawrenceI could let today go past without mentioning the biggest news of the day. No, it’s not innocents being killed in Syria, or the war in Ukraine, but leaked naked pictures of Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities.

It led to an article and a heated debate in The Guardian newspaper stating “If you click on Jennifer Lawrence’s naked pictures, you’re perpetuating her abuse

Miss Van Badham says “There are suggestions that prosecution may result not only for the hacker of the photos, but for those who view and share them. Good. To excuse viewing the images just because they’re available is deplorable”.

I perhaps should not be surprised that the Guardian publishes such rubbish because it reflects the way today’s society is going – an over reaction to ‘what are in the end are minor matters’. Jennifer will get over it one day! But there are two or even three confused arguments to Miss Badham’s piece. First, there is the subject of what is public verses private. UK law in some ways does not help as Section 63 of the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008 made it illegal for anyone to photograph, a girlfriend, boyfriend or partner in an act which results (or is likely to result) in serious injury to a person’s anus, breasts or genitals. A law in my view is open to interpretation and basically means the state can snoop on anyone’s private space should they think you could be up to such acts in the privacy of your bedroom. Certainly, the line between private and public is blurred.

Second, there is the subject of the criminal act of hacking. Yes, whoever did the hacking did a criminal act, I don’t think there is much more to say on this. However, Miss Badham’s article goes beyond this stating anyone who looks at these photo’s is basically also participating in the same criminal act as the hacker. This is a very false, but worry new idea, that has been emerging since the hacking and sex abuse scandals.

It reminds me of some very old Christian theology – we (humans) all share in Adam’s downfall, we are all sinners, because we are son’s of Adam therefore share in the first sin. Now, I believe that most people feel this not to be true. Let us look at it in another way… buying a packet of cigarettes or a bottle of wine contributes to the profits of companies who, lets face it, contribute to the deaths of thousands of people every year. Because I’m participating in these things does it mean I’m perpetuating to the deaths of these people? The answer is no! The hacker illegally obtained these pictures and will face the consequences law (maybe), there is no transference of his criminal act on someone viewing a picture.

Politics and Boobs

Readers – I have to admit I’ve not been too good at keeping up with up-dates. It is something I hope to amend over the coming few months.booba There has been a number of interesting political debates recently however I always seem to miss them. Today, it seems very quiet on the political side – only if you are over weight and want a gastric band!

This story did catch my eye and has nothing to do with politics – well… a very tenuous link to breast reduction surgery and the NHS. It would seem attractive Anola Browne has breasts that men adore – but they are so big they are ruining her life.

The 31-year-old — whose is a all-natural 34LL and a size 12. Her problem is not getting a man but knowing that when she undresses her boobs will drop to the floor. Her confidence has been shattered by her breasts and the security guard has been single since her last relationship ended TEN years ago — and she has not had sex in five.

Walking down the street, men are quick to spot buxom Anola and often shout remarks such as “Boobs!” and “Milf!” Single mum Anola, from Ilford, East London, said: “I try to laugh it off as it happens a few times a week.

Anola hates her single life and would love to have a boyfriend. Describing herself as “sex mad”, she added that she would need someone who could accept her body.

She said: “If I’m in a relationship I want sex all the time.BpKVRx-IQAAi8IG

“I’m so dirty minded and I think like a bloke but the way I look is stopping me from letting go.”

Over the past ten years, 5ft 6in Anola has visited her GP SEVEN TIMES, begging them for an NHS breast reduction.

But she claims she has been turned down every time because, at 12st 7lb and with a BMI of 28, she is classed as overweight.

According to NHS guidelines, a patient’s request for a breast reduction is likely to be refused if their BMI is higher than 27.

Anola said: “People assume having big breasts is a blessing but it’s nothing of the sort.

“I weigh more than 12st but because my boobs are so big and heavy, I’m classed as overweight and can’t get the op on the NHS. They should weigh my boobs separately.

Comment: I do feel sorry for Miss Browne not because she has been turned down by the NHS but because of comments made by men about maxiher natural assets. She should be celebrating having such natural female parts. Some like Debbie Delamar (above) even pay to have Britain’s biggest fake pair at around 30KK. Better natural than fake is what I say! pic19

Both are in good company Maxi Mounds (left), from the US, holds the record for world’s biggest fake boobs at 42J. Keisha Evans  (right) is an amateur large breast entertainer who also enjoys her ample pair.

As for Miss Browne, I say find a guy who will love for your mind (and body) not just for your boobs and be proud of them because you are one of a kind and a beautiful person.

 

 

UKIP

Nigel Farage
UKIP have done well in the UK local Elections and I’m sure will do even better in the European Elections this Sunday. But let’s stand back and ask why?

Immigration seems to unite both left and right. I hear on the streets people telling me Mr Farage talks sense and his down to earth. The nice bloke you will have a pint down the pub with! People forget that Mr Farage is a skilled politician like the other party leaders. His talking sense is much like other party leaders, the use of one statistic but to ignore others. Take his Romanian men comments and the statistics do not prove his point. Like most politicians he uses fear to win political votes, fear of immigration and lack of work. Statistics prove that the UK jobless is decreasing even with current immigration law.

My main problem with UKIP as a party, and I just can’t see why any left thinking person would vote for them, is that they are right of a right wing conservative party. They are what many in the conservative party would like the conservative party to be and I can’t understand why a labour supporter would vote for them?

Setting aside the immigration policy do labour supporters really support more privatisation in the NHS, bigger defence spending, more cuts in welfare? I don’t think so! Yet, the main problem with UKIP is they talk the talk but will never do anything about immigration or Europe because as they say ‘turkeys don’t vote for Christmas’, they are unlikely to cut the hand that feeds them.

British voters – you need to wake up!

2013 Draws to an End

Comment: Many interesting things in politics and beyond have happened during 2013. In the UK, the rise of UKIP, the economy at a turning point, the general public still turned off by politicians and politics. Looking forward to 2014 we still have more grinding months of austerity and governments cuts, UKIP will certainly put a spanner in the works for all the main parties at the Euro elections. Happy New Year to you all!

Sex, Porn and the Internet

This week vigilante anti-paedophile Letzgo Hunting claimed their first success with James Stone, 24 jailed at Nottingham Crown Court for sexual offences. Members of the group posed as a schoolgirl during web chats. Letzgo Hunting said they became involved after the 15-year-old girl’s mother came to them over grooming concerns.

What should we think of such groups? Are they providing the public a service the police does not? I can’t really say! I however will argue that they have a warped idea of a paedophile. The paedophile has a psychiatric disorder in which persons 16 years of age or older have an interest toward prepubescent children generally age 11 years or younger, not 15 year old girls. The media has bended this word ‘paedophile’ I think because it sounds dirtier, more evil, this in turn has given a false idea and mind set to groups such as Letzgo Hunting.

Parents maybe worried about sex and porn on the web, on smart phone and its effects on children. Parents and governments response is the say tech companies should act more responsible. I’m going to argue against this! In all the debate on this problem I never have heard that parents should take more responsibility. Why does your child need the latest iphone? Why do they need a TV in their room? Why, do they need a computer in their room? They don’t! The internet and your internet connection are not evil. People may them to do bad things, like people who use knives can also do bad things but you can’t legislate for evil internet connections!

Not everyone who watches porn on their computer is a paedophile, porn also does not make your internet connection evil. Your internet provider is only providing the connection so you can connect to the internet. What and how you use it is up to you! Technology brings more responsibility as a parent and this is the pay-off you pay for having technology.

Is Equalities killing feminism?

Comment: News today brings the resignation of Britain’s senior Roman Catholic cleric, Cardinal Keith O’Brien after being accused of inappropriate conduct to other priests. At the same time police are looking into activity of former Liberal Democrat chief Lord Rennard following claims of sexual impropriety. This all comes after the Jimmy Savile sex scandal and the 300+ women making claims against the dead DJ’s estate.
There is a real problem however for the police to sort out what is genuine and what is not. Currently, the media and public don’t want to question any of the allegations these women bring to out attention. Are all the them true? Can we really understand or know what happened 20 or 30 years ago. Do people preceptions of the event change? Making such comments would be unpopular. Being a sceptic I listened to one such allegation concernign Mr Savile and it did not all add up.  This example, the women involved stated Mr Savile put his arms around her…yet nothing else happened.

I’m not saying Mr Savile, Lord Rennard’s or Cardinal Keith O’Brien are innocent but we should be a little slower to accepted with our 2013 values what was wrong in the 1970’s and 80’s. We all know that those in power abuse their power and position- so we should not be surprised by such stories involving celebrities and politicians.

Yet, the constant witch hunt by the media on such matters not only undermines equality as the general public and become sceptical and switch off as these stories are constantly in the media then the genuine women (and men) of sexual abuse will not be heard.