The only way to get through life is to laugh your way through it. You either have to laugh or cry. I prefer to laugh. Crying gives me a headache

Sunday, 25 December 2011

Merry Christmas :-)



There is a certain Love
that is formed out of the
elixir of the East.
There is a certain cloud,
impregnated with a
thousand lightnings.
There is my body,
in it an ocean formed of his glory,
all the creation,
all the universes,
all the galaxies,
are lost in it.



Sincerely wishing you a Peaceful and loving day







... and lots of joy

Merry Christmas

:-)


The 'science' of Santa [click]
Christmas 'is not just for Christians' [
click]
What Prayer Does to Your Brain [click]

An isolated Christmas [click]







Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Egypt: Black day; 17 December 2011



The burning of L'Institut D'Egypt






Titled: Fire engine being stopped from putting out the fire ...

Summery of what's being said;

Girl - Let them put the fire out

Protester - Why put it out?

Another protestor - Let it burn

Girl - Put it out, go put it out

Different protestors - No


... and another ...




... and the protesters ...



Titled: Honourable protesters in front of Cabinet Office building rolling drugs


Molotov bombs ...



And a 'Molotov' for the Authority of Roads and Bridges close by ... Fire did run and it's now, and it's contents and documents, burned ... and looted!



And those are ...

Peaceful protests?
:-(

Walls go up [click]

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Egypt: Terrifying 'Democracy'!


Less than one year ago Egypt was a moderate, very safe, stable and thriving country looking towards a bright future. Eleven months on, policing is down, economy and investment are down, tourism is down, her ex president and her top business brains are in jail awaiting trial with some even calling for their execution ... while corrupt former 'employees' who embesled loads are still running free ... and that won't alert them, no! Basically, all that is left of her institutions now is her protectors; her army ... and 'they' are deliberately trying to bring that down too! ... and put the brakes on her healthy grawth to bring that completely down too ... and keep it down! And you'd think it's all meant to be; to deliberately and forcefully organise to dismantle and bring down a whole nation ... and s*d it's over 80,000,000 innocent inhabitants on the way, don't you? May well be the case, otherwise, why do all these sparks happen whenever she tries to stand on her feet? And, who are 'they'?!

Heartless monsters! ... who and where?

Well, your guess is as good as mine ... and there are loads of guesses flying about!

Or, maybe I am, and loads more Egyptians are wrong and what is happening is 'transitional', a few pains to that elusive democracy ... or, lots of pain, and the Egyptian people are enduring all that in exchange for what?

For 'democracy' ... of course, or the hope of ... anyway ....

Egyptians can now go to the local polling station, and elect 'someone' ... that's 'democracy'

... and following that, you'll have an elected 'parliament' ... that's democracy

... and 'they' will make you a new 'constitution' ... hallelujah ... at least you can then have a few nice jokes! ... and a few 'things' to keep your mind busy ...

... and eeeverybody has a view on Egypt's 'democracy', but the Egyptians! Oh, sorry, they are allowed to elect now, aren't they?

You know what you 'democracy' folk? Why don't you take that democracy of yours and go to .... and stay there! Yes, you read that right! ... whoever and wherever you are ....

Because, that is 'the' only solution to this mess, me thinks!


The 'protesters occupied the prime treelined road where the elegant offices of the Prime Minster as well as the parliament building are located and stopped the Prime Minister from entering for more than a week prior to these clashes and to date, thus forcing him, and all those working there to get in from the back door! Is that 'protesting'? And then, amidest all their tents and their graffetti, etc, they, in large groups, started playing football in that street and the ball went over the fence, and when the soldiers refused to give it back, they broke the brick walls fronting the garden to the PM building and used the rocks to hit the soldiers, who had to hurl them back in self defence, then it escalated!

Institut d'Egypt, built 1798 and housing 200,000 books written in all subjects by top Egyptian as well as world renown writers

The protesters then set fire to parts of the two buildings as well as to a research and science library with valuable scientific heritage, including precious books safe in Egypt since Napoleon burned to ashes! The building now is unsafe and yesterday the TV reported that the building's IT system was vandalised and/ burned. Individual laptops included, and stolen too. The large number of books that were saved from the huge library somehow were lining the street awaiting rescue! Some trees were burne
d too! Despite being asked several times, the 'protesters' refuse to leave ... TV now reports that 12 trucks where loaded with the remaining books and research papers, now in dire condition, it doesn't say where those were taken to ... scientists and researchers are distraught, they are now openly crying on TV ... they say that loads of historic books, many the envy of the world and are thought by researchers from the world over, were burned. Of those saved, some were ruined by the water used, presumably, to put out the raging fire ....


... Now, totally burned ... only around 25,000 books were saved, with huge numbers needing serious repair because of fire and/or water! The ministry of Roads and bridges closeby was burned beyond repair too ... and the battle continues ...

Those are the 'peaceful protesters'! And when this keeps on happening during such critical times for the country;


Egypt Stocks Fall on Deadly Cairo Clashes; Tadawul Extends Gains [click]

Then those who take part through conspiracy, payment by third parties, or because of sheer ignorance and idiocy, then they deserve whatever happens when they occupy vital places of government, then turn to violence and attack the army and/or the police resulting in this;

Egypt: eight killed as new clashes in Cairo threaten to reignite mass protests [click] and [this]
or even [this]

The majority come first!

Egyptian heritage comes first!

Egypt comes first!

Da*n it!

:-(


And the 'protesters' are threatening more violence: Third day of deadly clashes in Cairo [click]
Egypt Clashes: Third Day Of Violence In Cairo Protests [click]
Egypt Economy Falters as Stocks Slump, Bill Sale Misses Target [click]
Clinton says deeply concerned by violence in Egypt [click] and [more] and [here] and [here]
UN condemns Egypt protest violence [click]
Uninformed 'vital for democracy' [click]
Cairo clashes reveal deep divisions [click]
Egypt: Cairo clashes run into fourth day [click]
Women against the SCAF [pictures]
US, Egyptian military, Islamists engage in precarious dance [click]
A black Saturday for Egypt [click]
Irreplaceable historical documents burned in Egypt clash [click]
Who burned Napoleon's Cairo library? [video] and [more]
Sawiris: Islamists should offer concessions in spirit of consensus [click]



Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Prime Minister Questions: 14 December 2011




Question-by-question guide

enforcement of financial regulations
unemployment
European Council negotiations
local broadcasting
citizenship and the National Curriculum
financial education for young people
doorstep money lenders
“pocket money” price alcohol
Teeside Airport
immigration
Child Tax Credit

tourism
climate change in developing nations
prisoner transfers
Military Covenant
receivership
retail sector
recycling Christmas trees

register of lobbyists
deaths from diabetes
benefits for disabled children
West Coast Main Line







Monday, 12 December 2011

Egypt: Make yourself free ...

Translates: Egypt, land of freedom ...



Make yourself free from self at one stroke!

Like a sword be without trace of soft iron;

Like a steel mirror, scour off all rust with contrition.


Rumi



Egypt's economic woes mount [
click] and [more]



Saturday, 10 December 2011

"I did the right thing!"


“The only distinctions which should be recognized are those of the soul, of strong principle, or incorruptible integrity, of usefulness, of cultivated intellect, of fidelity in seeking the truth.”



“Nothing is more noble, nothing more venerable than fidelity. Faithfulness and truth are the most sacred excellences and endowments of the human mind.”


They say "Fidility is the sister of Justice", so did the man with the Big Heart who pledged fidility and went for action and not just words 'Isolate Britain'?

... and the answer is;

No! He Protected Britain!

For what was on offer was a Trap for Britain! ...


He did do the right thing! So ...

Well done Prime Minister, and as they say;

" Always a winner he who consults his heart at the same time as his head"

And to those who doubt, I wonder, what would you have said if he had signed that treaty?

As for 'friendship', Britain has already done a lot for her friends, and it works both ways ... and the Great Island is going nowhere ...


:-)


PM Statement on 12 December 2011


La paix:-) Germany, Poland leave door ajar for talks with Britain on euro [click]
Cam is a hero [click] and more [news]
Germany wants to 'build bridges' with UK over Europe [click]
Germany 'has no hidden agenda' on European treaty [video] and [more] and [more]




Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Prime Minster Questions: 7 December 2011





Question-by-question guide

the European Council
the Eurozone crisis
repatriation of powers from Europe to the UK
the UK financial services industry
public sector strikes and pensions
UK’s role in Europe
Prime Minister’s Christmas plans
ways to promote growth in the Eurozone
borrowing for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
breaking up nationalised banks to increase competition
financial education for young people
effect of cuts on young people
Council Tax freeze
subsidised travel for faith school pupils
early intervention and support for young families
cutting VAT on home improvements
cuts to Armed Forces pay
local planning powers
regulalation and red tape on SMEs
child poverty



Sunday, 4 December 2011

Eurozoom! :-)
























Link

Cameron demands law to protect City [click]
David Cameron and Nicolas Sarkozy clash as leaders wrangle over euro deal [click]
Cameron faces showdown with Sarkozy [click]
and [more]
Weekly Standard: Cameron Tells Euro To Drop Dead [click] and [more]



Song: Je reviens te chercher by Gilbert Becaud

Friday, 2 December 2011

Prime Minister Questions: 30 November 2011




The Prime Minister answered questions on:

Enterprise Zones
funding of search and rescue services
public sector strikes – negotiations with the unions and pensions
tax credits
OBR unemployment forecasts
Autumn Statement
cutting the deficit
rights of women in Afghanistan
cost of full-time trade unionists to business
child tax credits
volunteers guarding UK borders
attack on UK Embassy in Iran
protection of overseas British territories
payments to BAE Systems
Red Tape Challenge and cutting bureaucracy
child poverty
bank levy
Corporation Tax