Wednesday, 29 December 2010

This wonderful world.

I have not written much in here for a while as it has been hard to decide what disaster or unjust cause to choose from out of so many.
All in all my year has not been too bad but when you take into consideration all the turmoil around the world, with unusual weather patterns and the usual wars, murders, political disasters and natural disasters etc you have to wish everyone a better time in 2011.

So from me, here is a toast to brighter future for all the world.

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Friday, 19 November 2010

Government monopoly

Southern Ireland have found that they are in need of more money to bail them out of the recession that has been thrust upon us all, and Britain is considering supplying some of that money.
We are also going to fork out 14 million pounds between 16 men who were imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay detention camp. The latter being a ridiculous amount to pay to men who are suspected of terrorism, even though they might not have carried out any of the acts......... well not that we could prove anyway. These men were not just picked at random off the streets to make it look as if our security forces were worth their salt.
These men had been doing enough to warrant their arrest by showing some connection to terrorist groups and through this more acts of terrorism was prevented. Just because they did not commit any of these acts themselves does not mean that they were not involved in some way or would have carried out some had they not been detained.

It does puzzle me somewhat given that Britain is in the worst financial position since the second world war, or possibly ever, as to where we can find the money to bail out Ireland, pay millions to terror suspects and to compensate criminals who exploit the European Law of Human Rights.

It is obvious that the government deal in monopoly money taken from a bottomless pit, while WE the public have to work with real money, and budget our earnings to suit our income, an act governments around the world are incapable of carrying out.

The markets have to rise and fall to make it possible for the speculators to make money, be it monopoly or real, and if these markets keep on the up it brings the threat of prosperity to the poorer classes, so to keep us in our place recessions are concocted which gives the rich another stepping stone towards their next million.

The answer to any construed recession is to tax the poorer members of the community heavily which allows the rich to get richer, and knocking us back to square one again, all the time having been brainwashed into thinking it has to be done to repay money the government borrowed to keep Britain and other countries viable.

The cost of living rises every year and the amount of money our governments work with also rises, so much so that the astronomical amounts being mentioned now are so ridiculous that soon we will all be using monopoly money, as the point rapidly approaches when the financial wealth of the world is less than we are spending.

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Friday, 12 November 2010

David Camerons visit to China

DAVOS/SWITZERLAND, 29JAN10 - David Cameron, Le...Image via WikipediaSome people in Britain are faulting David Cameron on his visit to China for concentrating his efforts on promoting business first instead of pointing out the faults regarding China's "human rights laws" or rather the lack of them.

If China is watching the disastrous attempts at justice in Europe that the European Courts of Human Rights has forced upon us then they must be disgusted at the very thought of Cameron, or any other European leader suggesting that they follow in their footsteps.

I am all for the human rights laws when they are used for the purpose they were introduced, but when criminals are the main beneficiaries then its time we looked at our own pathetic rules before preaching to others, no matter how cruel we seem to think their laws are.

I do not approve of some of the things China's dictatorship dishes out, but lessons could be learned from both parties on justice, as China at least treats crimes like rape and murder with the contempt they deserve and punish these offenders which make their streets a safer place to be than ours.
The victims of these crimes in China get justice which is more than can be said for us, so anyone who expects China to fall into our ways should think again, because the example Europe has set in that respect has made them a laughing stock rather than act to follow.

Once we start to use the "human rights laws" to benefit victims, and stop criminals abusing the system, then we might get countries like China and their like, to sit up and take notice, but until then we should keep our heads down and start protecting our own countrymen.

I am well aware of the political prisoners that they have in China, jailed for speaking against the regime, and for others who are punished for similar beliefs, but through time these dictatorships will soften and see the error of their ways as others have, though hopefully they wont go to the other extreme like us and have the criminals doing the dictating.

When these people commit their crimes they are well aware of the punishment it warrants (or should warrant) so they should forfeit all claims to the Human Rights Laws and all the other luxuries that are loaded upon them by the disillusioned do-gooders we seem to breed these days.

It used to be that the majority were catered for but nowadays its the minority who are listened to and it is taking us down a road we will never recover from if we let it continue.

By all means HAVE a human rights law but make sure it is the decent human beings who benefit from it, and not the scum who are allowed to abuse our system.
Sort that out and you will get the respect from other countries who might THEN listen to you, but until that time, realise how disgusted the majority of Europeans are at the misuse of this law never mind outsiders.

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Wednesday, 27 October 2010

European laws on human rights.

European Court of Human Rights - Cour Européen...Image via WikipediaOnce again we have the court of the European Law for human rights changing laws to suit the criminal.
Scotland has to fall into line with the rest of Europe and allow criminals who are being questioned to have a lawyer present at all times when being questioned.
I have no qualms with this, but I do object, if cases from the past are going to benefit from this new law, even if it was as soon as the day before this judgement comes into play.

The officers followed the law when questioning criminals of the past, so anyone questioned without a lawyer present then should not be considered to benefit from this NEW law as it has no relevance to past cases.
What chance have the police if all their hard work of the past is quashed by one of the new changes the European Union come up with every day just to prove to the community that they are still alive?

How many murderers and rapists are going to be freed because of this, and if they decide to change another law, are we always going to go back and look at old cases, fill our already over stretched courts to set more killers free?
Did the release of Megrahi not bring enough shame on our nation, or are we going to be a laughing stock again by letting more killers off scot free?

I have yet to hear of a case of an innocent victim being helped by the law of human rights, only criminals who do not deserve the use of this law.
The victims should be given more consideration than the criminals and any new laws should be for them, not rules that allows the criminal element of our society to make a bigger mockery of the system while having a good laugh at the leniency of justice in today's sad world.

For all the good they are to the innocent people it was designed for, it should be renamed "The European Court of Human Rights for Criminals," as they are the only ones who benefit from it.

Its a pity their laws and actions are not as impressive as their building in the picture above, then they might prove worthy of such a place to hold court, as it is an old hut would suffice.

For an organization that was contrived to HELP victims it does anything but!
It is time some common sense was brought back into our failing justice system and we start to punish criminals again.
If they want to keep on committing crimes then they must be prepared to take their punishment, not go crying to human rights and expect sympathy.
If in fact they commit serious crimes they should lose all entitlement to that law as some of the crimes committed are not humane, and do not justify protection from a court that is supposed to be for HUMAN RIGHTS!
These people are NOT human, and have NO rights.

The world is already suffering more at the hands of criminals thanks to the absence of justice, its time to take a stand or pity help our future generations.
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Friday, 22 October 2010

Financial trickery

Assorted international currency notes.Image via WikipediaI did not know whether to be laugh or cry when I heard of all the excuses for the severe cuts we have to suffer in the next few years, as I have heard it all before in one format or another.

The coalition government have decided to square off our debts incurred by bailing out the banks in record time regardless of whether the poorest suffer or not. Their reasoning behind this scheme is to give the up and coming generation a better chance to get ahead without heavy debts hanging over them.

I am all in favour of that plan, but am not fooled by anything a politician says, as my generation was promised to be looked after in our old age when we were paying heavy taxes most of our working lives to square off the debts left behind by the second world war,(one of the excuses then) and now we find we have to suffer once again to pay off debts construed by the financial wizards who want the economy to work in their favour.

Tax upon tax was piled on to my generation as continuing governments tried to get as much of our wages as they could without too much objection, and always with some excuse like a deficit that is always inherited from the previous government, never caused by the one in power no matter how many years apart their terms in power were.

Every time the public thinks they have paid enough, and things are on the up, the powers that be come up with some disaster to prevent the poorer of the nation bettering themselves in any way, but always ensure that their prowess is never halted.

This time when public spending was rising too fast,and things looked promising, the situation did not suit the financial wizards so they construed a collapse of the banking system as an excuse to fleece us of more money, and get us to accept it because they said there is no other way out.

Banks suddenly collapsing that were accused of monopolizing in the years previous to the construed collapse. Money suddenly disappeared from a healthy economy to where?
Bad debts are no answer as we are hounded to pay off any bad debts in our world.

Money was scavenged from our accumulated taxes to bail out the banks, and when that wasn't enough to satisfy the financial world, more money appeared out of somewhere to land us in supposed deeper debt.

If the money came from an international fund that all countries contributed to, why do we have to pay so much interest on borrowing money from our own fund?
Most countries are in the same predicament so why not just pay back the money we took out of the fund that we are probably still making new contributions to, allowing the economy to recover quicker with less burden on the taxpayer?
Why if it was a loan to bail out the banks, did they not borrow the money instead of the taxpayer, and why if it was a loan, is it not being paid back in monthly installments like we have to if we borrow?

The situation as it is all adds up to a rip off, but we as a people have had enough of being ripped off.

This time the public are no fools and realize how dishonest politicians are, and if they push us too far we will push back.
The french are already protesting, as are other European countries, so if the powers that be think that the public are going to fall for their con this time they have another think coming, and will have more than a construed deficit to contend with.

Promises made to my generation of a well earned rest with less money worries in retirement was taken away when the last government raided and ruined our private pension schemes, funds they encouraged us to save to provide US with extra money in our old age NOT to provide THEM with more money by robbing the very funds they suggested we accumulate, also by failing to keep any of the other promises that were made to us while we cleared off the country's debt, or accrued money for them to pocket as was the case.

The up and coming generation should know by now that even if this supposed debt we are in is cleared off, their future will be no brighter than ours, as another collapse or disaster will be construed to satisfy the powers that be.
When I speak of the powers that be, I do not mean the political puppets we elect, I mean the money men of this world who really run the countries and financial situations around the globe, the same financial wizards whose power even the political puppets fall under whether they realize it or not.

Whatever, we the new pensioners of the world, in our lifetime, are having to cough up to pay for debts from wars, and now have to suffer in our retirement to pay once more for the rich to get richer.

I might be too old to join the revolution but I am not too old to support it.

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Saturday, 16 October 2010

What a weird race we are.

Miner in a mine of the "Cerro Rico" ...Image via WikipediaIt was great to see the successful rescue operation of the Chilean miners bringing euphoria throughout the world, showing how the human race can unite in times of trouble.
People followed, and felt sorrow not only for the trapped miners but also for their loved ones as the days of despair turned to hope, then finally salvation from what could have been death by being buried alive.
Not one person wanted any harm to come to any of these men even though the majority of us never knew them, or anything about them until we heard the news of their ordeal.

It shows what a weird race we are when we feel this way about faceless people, when some of the same people who wished the miners well, can go out and murder neighbours, loved ones, countrymen and women for various reasons without any remorse.

We are a race that can fight together to beat the enemy during wars, fight side by side in the face of adversary, but when it is all over we can fall out with our own neighbours to the point of assault or even murder.
It takes us all our time to live together in harmony even with close family, although we rally together in times of need.

It's just a pity it takes tragedies to unite us, and that we can't find it in our hearts to live together in harmony at all times.

Oh how different this world would be if we could achieve this, no more wars, no more killing, no more crimes.

Chile is a mostly catholic country and the faith of the miners and their people helped to bring them through their time of trouble, but religions of all kinds were united in their prayers for the stricken miners.

Why may I ask is religion the cause of most wars now, and in history?

The very faiths that practises peace, love and unity, and try to brainwash us into living our lives in such a way, are the very same faiths that cause the most disruption in this world.

The miners who were trapped deserved all the compassion we gave them, but so does the rest of our fellow men, not only in times of trouble, but in their everyday life too.
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Friday, 20 August 2010

Megrahi's triumph.

On the anniversary of Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al-Megrahi's release from a Scottish prison having been the only person to be convicted of the Lockerbie bombing and given a life sentence, I would like to take the time to congratulate Alex Salmond and Kenny MacAskill on their allegiance to Libya and terrorism everywhere.

Their kind gesture will assure a welcome in the hillside if they ever visit Tripoli but I would very much doubt if they will ever get one in America, and they certainly do not deserve one in Scotland either.

Megrahi's compassionate release on the grounds that he had only three months to live must be a real comfort to all the people who suffered through his atrocity.
Now that we are being told he could live for anything up to seven years or beyond, will not only make them overjoyed at every day of freedom he now enjoys in luxury, but will also give encouragement to all the other despicable murderers in Scottish jails who, having been given deserved LIFE sentences will now be looking forward to walking our streets sometime soon with the opportunity to KILL again.

Convicted killers who have been given LIFE sentences should never be released under any circumstances and should most definitely die in jail, or why bother to call it a life sentence?

MacAskill is supposed to be the Scottish Minister for Justice and Alex Salmon is supposed to act on behalf of the Scottish people.
MacAsill has failed to provide any justice here, and is an affront to Scotland, while his sidekick Salmond who backs him all the way, should stop trying to con the sensible people of Scotland into thinking he has our interests at heart, because after the Megrahi affair he has proved that the only interests he has at heart is himself and the criminal element of the world.

In releasing Megrahi they have committed a crime and should be given community service as a punishment,then be taken out of politics altogether and put somewhere where they can do no more harm.

It really infuriates me when I see these two blatantly proud of their actions and trying to include the people of Scotland as agreeing to it.

The people of Scotland are SICK AND TIRED of the leniency given to criminals here and the majority are disgusted every time we see or hear this pair on the TV, spouting their approval of this killers release.

They have no shame or they would have resigned long ago, instead they sit there stubbornly in office, being paid by the taxpayers who would gladly see the back of them.

If anyone out there doubts my words, it won't be long until I am proved correct at the looming elections.

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Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Scotlands shame

It makes me cringe every time I see the the caption "Justice Minister for Scotland" under the name of Kenny MacAskill when he appears on our TV screens, with a smug look on his face to blatantly defend his decision to free al-Megrahi.
His sense of justice, along with Alex Salmond's is sadly lacking when they decided to release the murderer of 270 people on the grounds of compassion, claiming this was their only reason for the release, giving all sorts of excuses and quoting Scottish law in their defence, also trying to make out it was the wishes of the majority of the Scottish people.
They never once thought to explain why they have compassion for a mass murderer, a man who slaughtered 270 people over the skies of Lockerbie, and was the cause of so much trauma for the hundreds of people, made up of police, army and other rescue services involved in the recovery of limbs, and other body parts that were strewn around the hillsides.
They stand there, no shame, no remorse, and no thought for the victims or their families, almost proud that they were part of this despicable deed, despised by the Americans, and also despised by the majority of the Scottish people who they foolishly believe agreed with their outrageous decision.
The revulsion of the Scottish people will be shown in the coming election, when the Scottish National Party will be relegated to the shadows of the political back benches, their rise halted by one decision that shamed a nation.
Megrahi might have gotten away with his crime but the S.N.P. will not.
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Monday, 19 July 2010

The British justice system needs a boot up the backside.

So the High Court in London has ruled at the cost of £200,000 of taxpayers money that the Yorkshire Ripper must spend a "whole life tariff" for the murders of thirteen women and the attempted murders of seven more, which was music to the ears of the people closely involved with his horrific crimes, and to anyone else who wants to see justice being done.

The stupid thing is, that even after all that expense to reach a sensible, and positive judgement, thanks to the idiotic legal system we have here, this vile man will be allowed to appeal again.

The first appeal should never have been allowed, never mind anymore.
This waste of space should have died the way his victims died, or at the very least, been locked away and forgotten about until he died, with no mention of his name ever coming to light again to rekindle the life long trauma his survivors, and victim's relatives go through every day.

As for the weak justice system in Scotland that I am always bring to the attention of my readers, another case of murder has appeared in our courts by a convicted murderer, given the joke, "life sentence" and released out into our streets to kill again, only two years after his release.

The term, "life sentence" was really made a mockery of by a TV reporter who stated when commenting on Scotland's latest disgrace, "this man had already served a life sentence."

Now what happened here I ask?

How could he possibly have served a "LIFE SENTENCE?"

Did this man die in jail and come back to life to kill again?

NO! This man was released by our justice system after serving just over ten years.

Why call it a LIFE SENTENCE?

Is ten years the expected life span of a man who is only forty?

That is the age "Philip Fraser" was when convicted of his first vicious murder, released to kill another victim in the same fashion as his first, two years later.

Another innocent life taken through the stupidity of idiots who think violent murderers should be given another chance to prove their worth to society, when at one time they would have been rightly executed, giving some satisfaction to the relatives of the victims and some sense of justice and relief to terrorized members of the public who are afraid to walk our streets.

This case brought the newspaper I read "The Scottish Daily Record" to mention four other such cases of "life sentenced" murderers who went on to kill again soon after they were released, a subject I am forever mentioning in this blog, plus the other violent criminals who rape or violently assault soon after being released from the ridiculously short sentences they have been given.

Have the people who reach these ludicrous decisions no sense of shame or guilt when they find out that their compassion for a killer or rapist has led to the death or brutal rape of another innocent?

I have said it before, and I will say it again.
These people are as guilty and should serve a prison sentence to.

It also brought the reporter on TV to say that the recent events might kick start the shakeup, our justice system needs.


Then of course we have the Megrahi scandal, the most prominent released murderer, with the politicians involved in his release still denying anything but compassion, was the reason for it, and quite proud of the fact that they set another convicted murderer free.

He might not kill again, but think what it is doing to the people who suffered through his crime, when they see him survive another day to relish the luxuries plied on him by his hero worshipers.

The politicians will never admit to any shady deals, but the majority of American and British people will never be happy with the disgraceful decision they took, for whatever reason, and always look on them with contempt.

They have no shame, but they have landed a nation with shame, through a deed that will not go away no matter how much they would like it to

Lets hope the American government's enquiry, brings out the truth, and the politicians get their comeuppance they so richly deserve.

Let justice reign in this country again, where it has almost all but disappeared.

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Thursday, 15 July 2010

Megrahi for oil drilling rights. The Yorkshire ripper.

Peter SutcliffeImage via Wikipedia

In the long discussion I had with the Megrahi sympathizers in a recent post, they were denying without any doubt that oil had nothing to do with the disgusting decision to release Megrahi, also that the American people and some families of the relatives killed in the atrocity, doubted Megrahi's guilt.

It seems I was nearer to the the truth than the sympathizers who were fool enough to be conned by the unscrupulous, excuses for politicians who make the decisions in this country.

If the American people had any compassion for Megrahi, the four U.S. Senators who are calling for an investigation into B.P. and who used the term "MASS MURDERER" when referring to Megrahi (as I did in my post and was cautioned for it by the sympathizers) would not be going to the lengths they are, or have the backing of their government, to prove their case.

Kenny MacAskill had the brass neck to stand in front of a camera and state that he did no wrong and feels justified in his part in the release of Megrahi, referring to the Scottish people and their approval of this disgusting deed.

It is quite obvious that he has buried his head in the sand if he thinks he has the support of the Scottish people, as the majority of us would rather Megrahi had been imprisoned until dead, the sentence pronounced on him at his trial.

We want no association with the decision of MacAskill and would rather he stepped out of politics altogether before he embarrasses us any more.

As to the Scottish government denying excavating for oil off shore in Lybian waters had anything to do with their decision on Megrahi's release, then what else did we expect from them?
None of us thought for one instant that they would be honest enough to admit it, after all the farce that has gone before.

It has yet to be proved, but if the U.S. Senators think they will get any help or truth from our lot, they are sadly mistaken.
I among many, hope that if there is any truth in the matter, that it all finally comes out in the wash, whether his release be for oil rights or otherwise.
Its high time the truth came out about the Lockerbie bombing, and the abhorrent release of Megrahi, who WAS convicted of "MASS MURDER" and never proved to be anything but GUILTY.

On the same subject of justice, or lack of it, that sadly crops up all to often in this country, I have to portray my disgust at the investigation into whether the Yorkshire ripper, Peter Sutcliffe, should be released from prison after being given thirteen life sentences.

Are his crimes any less horrific than at the time of his conviction?

Do the living victims of his crimes feel that he has suffered enough and its time he was walking our streets again?

Does thirteen life sentences mean you can get parole whenever the do-gooders in this country see fit to release you?

It certainly seems that way to the general public who think it is an outrage that he is even being considered for such a thing.

Once again, no thought given to the surviving victims, the relatives of the murdered, or the people in Yorkshire who were terrorized so much at the time that their whole way of living had to change.

To sum up the lack of justice in this country, I will draw your attention to a remark made by a woman politician on BBC's "Question Time" last night, in reference to our overcrowded prisons.

We don't want to treat our prisoners the way the readers of "The Daily Mail" would, by putting them in jail and throwing away the key.

This ignorant woman does not realise that the readers of the Daily Mail make up the majority of the British public, and it is these readers who want justice seen to be done, not readers of "The Financial Times like her, who are hidden away from the everyday crimes that goes on in the world, and only read about them in some small corner of their chosen newspaper, unlike the readers of the Mail who witness it almost every day.

Throwing criminals into the hotels they call prisons, then releasing them when some pathetic board, made up of people who live in a fantasy world of their own feels sorry for them, is no way to stomp out crime.

Severe punishment, punishment that fits the crime needs to be brought back, hang the murderers, castrate the rapists, decent sentences served to the full in a jail cell with NO privileges or human rights to fall back on, punishment that criminals fear, is the only answer to create space in our overcrowded prisons, not supposedly rehabilitating them in the same society that they were brought up in.

If the do-gooders want to rehabilitate them, then let the criminals walk among their society, and we will see then, if they still think the same way.

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Friday, 9 July 2010

The Megrahi atrocity.

Lockerbie disaster memorial (Lockerbie cemetery)Image via Wikipedia

If anyone was ever in any doubt about the disgust of the Americans over Megrahi being released on farcical, compassionate grounds, then these doubters should now think again.

The senators in America are asking for an enquiry into why he was released, supposedly having only three months to live, and now, after almost a year, we are being told he could live for anything from ten to twenty years yet.

If the American people were not bothered any more about this farce then they would not want to spend time and money on a case they couldn't care less about.

The whole thing was a farce right from the beginning, as it took more than one man to carry out the Lockerbie bombing, which means there are plenty others who got off scot-free, with Megrahi being made the fall guy for them.

This should never have meant that he got released without proving his innocence,as a life sentence should mean life, and he was found guilty of 270 murders thanks to his part in bringing down the Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie with a bomb.

He refused his chance to prove if he was innocent or not, and in the eyes of the law he is guilty, and should have ended his life in prison, not that his prison cell was any hardship.

270 lives taken and not one bit of consideration for the victims or their families, no one ever paying the price for these deaths, other than the loved ones left behind who had to try and pick up the pieces of their ruined lives, ruined by the unscrupulous politics of a minority of people who, rather than live in peace, would rather terrorize the worlds peace loving population for their own greedy gain, or revenge.

Politics was at the root of it all, and anyone involved in this atrocity should hang their heads in shame,be it for their part in the bombing, or their part of the farcical justice, but instead we have hypocritical visits by politicians to the memorials erected to the dead, where they pretend to care.

This is the world we live in now, and these are the disgusting people who have infiltrated our governments, with no shame or conviction of what real justice should be.
Never before has the phrase "THE LAW IS AN ASS" been so appropriate.

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Thursday, 10 June 2010

The absense of justice in Scotland.

I have written many times about my disapproval of so called Scottish Justice, and if anyone had any doubt whether my disgust was justified or not here is a prime example of how ridiculous it is.

My local paper, "The Ayrshire Post" brought this story to my notice of an incident such as I have spoken about where scum has been released by do-gooders only to commit a worse crime than the ones he had been caged up for, but released long before his time was served.

A cross dressing serial pervert murdered a young woman after being released from prison THIRTEEN YEARS early.

Gavin Boyd was let out of prison just seven years into a twenty years sentence- to kill 20 year old Vikki McGrand, and to make matters worse minimum supervision was given to the highly dangerous sex offender in the weeks leading up to the murder.
He had been in Peterhead Prison (a high security prison for the most dangerous criminals) from 1999 after a terrifying sex attack on a teenager which left her scarred for life.
He had TWICE been released from a state mental hospital before he committed THAT assault, but despite his shocking record he was set FREE in 2006.
His crimes consisted from first convicted in 1977 aged 18 of theft and willful fire raising (admitted to Carstairs Mental Hospital) released nine years later and quickly committed crimes he was convicted of, for indecent assault, theft, housebreaking, breach of the peace, and breach of bail.
He was recalled to the mental hospital but the authorities released him AGAIN in 1992.
THEN in 1999 while on licence he tried to rape a 19 year old girl in her home, repeatedly hitting her with a knife.
The young woman was left disfigured as a result of the attack.

All these sick crimes committed, but he was STILL released to KILL Vikki McGrand!

When are the idiots who release these scum back into society going to learn that their way only leads to more crime with needless loss of innocent lives, and that these people need to be locked up away from decent human beings.

I have said it before, that if it were some of their family who were murdered by scum,THEY had released then they would see the error of their ways, and keep evil behind bars.
Personally if one of mine came to harm from scum that had been in prison and had been released by some idiot in power, I would want the person responsible for the scum walking the streets to serve a prison sentence too as THEY are as much to blame as the criminal.

As I say, this is a prime example of the lack of justice in Scotland, and until it is rectified we will never be safe walking our streets, or in this case even our homes.
What a sad picture of Scotland the rest of the world gets from these cases, and if the Scottish National Party had the nations interests at heart the way it professes to have then THEY should be prioritizing it as one of their main concerns instead of contributing to it by releasing convicted murderers like Megrahi when they have never proved their innocence.

It is little wonder the public have no faith in our courts when we constantly read of cases like this.

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Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Israel, an aggressive state.

Israel Defense Forces armored Caterpillar D9R ...Image via Wikipedia

The latest aggression by Israel against the people of Gaza and the aid helpers on the ships that were trying to help them has no justification, not only because the act of piracy happened in international waters but also because Israel has no right to occupy land that was designated to the people of Palestine or blockade the waters around Gaza.

The people aboard the vessels, attacked by Israeli troops had every right to used weapons to defend themselves, as the Israeli army had no right to be aboard the ships, let alone carry firearms, so they have absolutely no cause for complaint, unlike the poor victims of this horrific unnecessary aggressive act by Israel, with it's excuse of protecting a blockade that should never have been enforced in the first place.

For too long now, Israel's aggression has been ignored by the countries who made up the "league of nations" and agreed the mandate of 1922 based on a draft by the Allied and associated powers after the first world war.

The move by Israel to declare itself an independent state on the 14Th of May 1948, the day before this mandate expired was the beginning of more unrest in the middle east, manly due to Israel crossing designated borders to gain land they were never entitled to.

Since then they have gradually encroached on land that does not belong to them, so it was little wonder that the Palestine Liberation army arose against them to fight for what was rightfully theirs.

There would be no need for Hamass or any other organization, to rise up against Israel, if Israel withdrew from the land they have infiltrated since their declaration of Independence.
They are the aggressors, and it is they who are causing the unrest in the middle east, not the people who only want what is rightfully theirs.

Countries like America and Britain who stand by and allow Israel to intimidate its surrounding countries and occupy land that does not belong to them are being hypocritical, as it was under the same conditions that they intervened when Iraq invaded Kuwait.

After chasing Saddam out of Kuwait they stopped at the border and made a pact with him, and it was his disobeying the rules of that pact that was the main reason for the invasion of Iraq, plus the threat of weapons of mass destruction.

There is little difference between Israel and Iraq in the sense that both countries took over land that they have no right to, the only difference is that it suits America and Britain to allow this, stay friends with Israel and let them get away with ignoring the agreement laid out to them, but in doing this they are assisting in the unrest caused by Israel, and by supporting Israel they are giving opportunities to countries like Iran to intervene and take sides with Hamass which could lead to another world war with more catastrophic results than any war before.

I name America and Britain, as they are the two main players who should be stepping in, with backing from the other United Nation countries, but most of the other countries would rather stand back and ignore what is going on, not wanting to get involved, BUT NOW THEY ARE, whether they like it or not so it's time to stand up and be counted, or they are as guilty as the Israelis.

This latest act by Israel that has enraged the world, should be their last, it's time America and Britain, along with the countries who formed the "United Nations" from the ashes of the "League of Nations" stood up for the justice they were formed for, and put an end to the aggression coming from Israel, force them to retreat to the land allotted to them and allow the Palestinians and the people of Gaza to retain the land, rights and peace they have deservedly been striving for all these years.

If Israel is not subdued, the world could witness the holocaust that has been feared by all, since the invention of nuclear weapons.

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Sunday, 16 May 2010

Megrahi, the Scottish National Party's downfall.

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I wrote months ago of my anger at the Scottish National Party being mostly responsible for the release of the convicted mass murderer Aboelbaset Ali Mohmed Al-Megrahi, or the "Lockerbie bomber" in case any of you are in any doubt of who this killer is, so I thought I would update you on the situation since it is at least six months since his date of release on the grounds of having only THREE months to live.

I came across this piece when I googled his name and much to my disgust, and anyone else who has taken the same interest, I found, just as I thought would happen at the time of his release, that he is living a life of luxury, instead of rotting behind bars where he should have finished the life sentences handed out to him after his trial, and upheld after his feeble appeal.

I said at the time that the SNP would suffer at the elections, and suffer they did, and if there was any doubt in their minds that the Scottish people strongly disapproved of this deed, it will become even clearer at the elections next year once the votes have been counted to decide the Scottish Parliament.

Labour, in my mind had their input to this travesty of justice too, and was a factor in their defeat at the polls, but even so, the downfall of these two parties will be no consolation to the bereaved, especially when they read the progress report of the convicted mass murderer in the story below.

I hope all persons responsible for this disgrace will feel some kind of remorse, and as each day this slaughterer of innocent lives survives over his THREE months, they feel more and more a wrench of the guilt that should be burning inside them.

Then again, as we all know, Politicians HAVE no guilt, or Megrahi would not be living a life of luxury, and being treated as a hero in Lybia now.

Lets hope the likes of Kenny MacAskill, the "EX" Minister of Justice for Scotland and his buddies are never allowed to disgrace the Scottish Nation in this way again and will be stuck in the shadows of the back benches where they belong, keeping their heads and opinions as low as their morals are.


Lockerbie bomber Megrahi living in luxury villa six months after being at 'death's door'
The man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing is living with his family in a luxury villa in Libya six months after he was released from jail on compassionate grounds because he had less than three months to live.

By Andrew Alderson and Robert Mendick
Published: 9:00PM GMT 20 Feb 2010
Megrahi: Lockerbie bomber Megrahi living in luxury villa six months after being at 'death's door'
Megrahi: The latest disclosure will incense many of the relatives of those who died in the bomb blast in December 1988 Photo: AFP

Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi, who is suffering from terminal prostate cancer, no longer receives hospital treatment after ending the course of chemotherapy that he had been given after returning to his homeland last August.

Professor Karol Sikora, the London-based doctor who examined Megrahi and predicted he would be dead by last October, admitted this weekend that the fact the bomber is still alive might be "difficult" for the families of the 270 victims of the attack.

The latest disclosure will incense many of the relatives of those who died in the bomb blast in December 1988 when Pan Am Flight 103 exploded in mid air over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing 243 passengers, 16 crew and 11 people on the ground.

Most did not want Megrahi released and they suspected he would live longer than the predicted three months.

The Sunday Telegraph revealed last September that the Libyan government had paid for the medical evidence which helped Megrahi, 57, to be released. The Libyans had encouraged doctors to say he had only three months to live.

The life expectancy of Megrahi was crucial because, under Scottish rules, prisoners can be freed on compassionate grounds only if they are considered to have this amount of time, or less, to live.

Kenny MacAskill, the Scottish Justice Secretary, ruled last August that Megrahi should be freed. Megrahi's release came after Libyan leaders warned that lucrative oil and trade deals with Britain would be cancelled if the bomber died in jail.

One leading prostate cancer specialist cast serious doubt yesterday on the wisdom of predicting that Megrahi had only three months to live – when a patient still had to undergo chemotherapy. Dr Chris Parker said it was extremely difficult to give an accurate prognosis for individual patients. "Studies show experts are very poor at trying to predict how long an individual patient will live for," he warned.

Megrahi received the chemotherapy drug Docetaxel – trade name Taxotere – shortly after returning to Libya.

Dr Parker, who is with the Institute of Cancer Research and the Royal Marsden Hospital, said: "The average prognosis for survival after Docetaxel would be 12 months.

"It can vary enormously but it would be very unusual to live beyond two years."

Doctors in Libya supply monthly medical reports to Scottish authorities who can speak to Megrahi whenever they want. The conditions of his early release stipulate he must not leave Libya.

Megrahi, is now living in a spacious two-storey villa with his wife and their five grown-up children in a prosperous suburb of Tripoli, the Libyan capital.

The property has a spacious garden and an area where the family erects a large tent to entertain visitors for celebrations.

The property has a security gate and there is often a uniformed police officer sitting on a white chair outside.

The Megrahis, who are part of a prominent tribe, are well off and it is understood that his family was paid substantial compensation by the Libyan Government after he was jailed for life.

They are known to have urged Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, the Libyan leader, to get Megrahi, a former Libyan intelligence agent, freed from his jail.

Prof Sikora, one of the examining doctors who was paid a consultancy fee last July to examine Megrahi, told The Sunday Telegraph this weekend: "My information from Tripoli is that it's not going to be long [before Megrahi dies].

"They stopped any active treatment in December and he has just been going downhill very slowly at home. He is on high doses of morphine [a painkiller] and it's any day now."

Prof Sikora said that he suspected that Megrahi was still alive because he had received a "psychological" boost from returning to his homeland and being reunited with his family.

"It's stimulated him to have a remarkable [short-term] recovery," he said. "It's difficult. The choice offered by the letter of the law was either three months to live, or nothing. You couldn't have a sliding scale."

Some prostate cancer patients have lived for years longer that their doctors predicted.

Prof Sikora said it was just possible that Megrahi would be alive in several years time but added: "It's highly unlikely. There is a 90 per cent chance he will die in the next few weeks.

"He is relatively young and has very aggressive, fast-moving disease."

Megrahi has always denied any involvement in the Lockerbie bombing. He withdrew his second appeal against conviction just two days before he was allowed to return to Libya.

Those close to him say he did so reluctantly because he was convinced it would improve his chances of being freed from a Scottish jail.

Megrahi could have been released on compassionate grounds without dropping his appeal – but he could not have been freed under a prisoner exchange programme if legal action was ongoing.

Until the last moment, the authorities made it clear they were considering both options.

Professor Sikora had a message to the relatives of the Lockerbie tragedy who are angered by Megrahi's release: "The quality of his life is not good – he is a dying man.

"Quite frankly, as an act of mercy, it is better that he dies at home rather than in prison."

However, one source involved in monitoring Megrahi's health suggested the bomber's condition has got no worse in the past six months.

The source said: "Megrahi is still the same as ever. His condition has not deteriorated. There is no sign of him dying any time yet but who knows? It's totally unpredictable."

I, Donald Swarbrick would like to thank the persons involved in the research, and printing of this article, on behalf of all those who care.

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Tuesday, 11 May 2010

World mysteries.

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The letter to Gordon Brown that I posted in this blog was the second letter I sent to him, and having received a reply to the first a couple of weeks later, from him, or more likely his secretary's secretary, I expected another this time.

Maybe it was the fact that the election was taking up his time and he, or his secretary never had time to act on it, but whatever reason, I never got a reply this time, and as he has just taken the steps I suggested in the said letter, by packing his bags and leaving number ten Downing Street, resigning his post as leader of the Labour party and Prime Minister of Britain, I am beginning to think he at least read it.

The first letter I composed to him was inflamed by the elimination of the ten pence tax rate, and other prominent moves that would make the poor of this country poorer, and the rich richer (more of a Tory policy) or basically getting the poorest of the taxpayers to bail the country out of it's crisis rather than the more well off.

Refusal to tighten the country's expenditure while forcing US to tighten our belts, going ahead with the costly ID cards, and replacing our nuclear weapons system at a cost of billions of pounds was also mentioned in the letter (although seemingly we can still afford that, regardless of which party gets in or how much more debt it puts us in) to which each subject was touched on, albeit lightly, but not to my satisfaction.

He did reimburse the lost money from the tax rate for that year, but only for that year, never reinstating it, and whether my letter had anything to do with it or not, I will never really know, as most of the country was up in arms over it, but I would like to think I had played my part.

As for the other subjects, he stubbornly stood by HIS beliefs, a fact that led to his downfall, one of the many other issues I warned him in my letter that would lead to his eviction from Downing Street, a fault, I pointed out to him, other Prime Ministers before him had also made.
It is all very well being stubborn in your beliefs, as long as it is in agreement with the electorate, but as we all know the biggest mistake politicians make is ignoring the people who put them there, and regardless of which party they represent, when they do this they are rejected.
It wasn't very difficult predicting the demise of Brown with all the blunders he and his party made, the problem we face now is that none of the present candidates are much better, that is why we have a hung parliament, NOT because we were disillusioned with any one party, but because we are disillusioned with them all.

Labour turning more Conservative, conservatives turning any way they could as long as it was to try and get away from the Labour policies, which meant no solid manifesto, and the Lib-Dems coming up with ideas that both the other two parties tried to cash in on was also a contributory factor.

We have a hung parliament because, not one of the parties installed enough faith in the public to give any of them a clear victory, and until one of them comes up with a sure and definite solution to the financial problems we now face, without it costing "US" the taxpayer who bailed out the banks too much deprivation, then we will be no further forward.

We the public, should never have been put in this position in the first place, and we should not be expected to use our hard earned cash to bail out the cities of the world, AGAIN!

Its time the banks took some responsibility, and paid back some of the money LOANED to them by US, from the profits they are now making, which would ease the burden on the public, a burden that they caused in the first place.

One consolation that has come out of all this is the end of Peter Mandelson's influence on the Prime Minister's decisions, another reason for Brown's downfall, as by introducing this arrogant clown into politics for a third dismal spell was no better than putting the noose around his own neck.

As I have asked before, where did all the money disappear to in the first place?
One year the banks were making big profits, the next, the world banking system goes into meltdown and all the money in the world vanishes, EXCEPT, THAT IS, all this money that is suddenly appearing to reimburse the world funds.

If every country was hit by the banking crisis, and all countries are in debt to the tune of BILLIONS, where did the trillions come from that we have all borrowed, and to whom are we paying these loans to, plus interest of course.

There is a lot more to this than meets the eye, trillions do not just disappear, and reappear into new and mysterious hands overnight, and as David Cameron takes over as the new Prime Minister (with the help of Nick Clegg's Lib-Dems) that is the answer I am more interested in at the moment, rather than who is going to lead us through the mess left by these mysterious hands.

WHO may I ask is in the position, or is willing to answer that question?

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Wednesday, 5 May 2010

The horseless carriage.

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It's high time governments and councils accepted the fact that the public have come to rely on the automobile, once known as the horseless carriage.
I use the term "horseless carriage" because it seems to me, that the authorities in this country still have the notion that we should be driving with a man walking in front of us waving a red flag, as they did in days of yore.

Speed bumps in unnecessary places, the failure to provide ample parking spaces, overcharging at the few parking facilities that are available, failing to maintain the road systems, failing to provide roads that can accommodate the volume of cars that now use our antiquated road structures, redirecting the money paid in road taxes to other sources when this money was supposed to go towards the upkeep of our roads, trying to push us into using the public transport that is just as antiquated as our roads and provides no privacy, a requirement the people of today prefer, (and why should they not?)are to name but a few things that should be taken into consideration.

The government in one hand needs the taxes paid by the motorist through road tax, tax on petrol, purchase tax, the new con of green taxes on some vehicles, and any other way they can think of extorting money from them.

As for councils, they gain by overcharging for car parks, paying to enter some cities or charge for the use of roads we have already paid for.

When you add up the amount of money extorted from the motorist by the authorities, and that the motorist prefers to pay rather than walk or use public transport, you have to wonder why they cannot accept the fact that the horseless carriage is here to stay, and provide for it rather that try to constrict it.

Provide large car parks with decent charges (preferably no charges at all) in and around our towns and cities which would save the congestion they are all worried about.
Realise that it is through their denial of the fact that the horseless carriage is here to stay and its their failure to provide for it that causes the congestion, also realise that they too are included as motorists, and are as guilty as the next person who prefers their privacy when traveling.

Another thing to consider is the fact that we have so many people employed in one way or another with these new horseless carriages, through manufacturing to selling and repairing them, that it would leave a big gap in the unemployment system if we were to stop using them, not to mention the deficit it would leave in the coffers of the country.


Horseless carriages are here to stay, make provisions for them, and make life easier for one and all.

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Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Poverty for pensioners thanks to Browns plunder.

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Here is an item I read in yahoo about pensioners, I think it was published in "THE TELEGRAPH" newspaper.

Myra Butterworth, 22:23, Monday 26 April 2010

Couples need to budget nearly £600,000 to cover the cost of their retirement, new figures have disclosed.

It means each pensioner needs an income more than double the basic state pension just to cover everyday costs such as food, petrol and clothing.

The annual expenditure is a third higher than five years ago, with retiring workers hit by a double whammy of falling income from their pensions and rising costs.

Laith Khalaf, a pensions expert at wealth managers Hargreaves Lansdown, said: "Millions of people are sleepwalking into an impoverished old age. You cant expect to spend twenty or thirty years in retirement without stashing away a substantial amount of money while you are still working."

The latest figures, compiled by MGM Advantage, suggested the average household needs £564,227 to cover the cost of the first 20 years after quitting the workforce.

The calculation is based on annual household expenditure for those aged 65 to 74 at £23,107, compared with £14,926 for those aged 75 and over. Five years ago, the figures were £17,737 and £11,700 respectively.

The higher cost of living in London means an average retired couple needs a total of £668,553 over 20 years while the lower cost of living in the North East means households need £473,178.

Chris Evans, chief executive of MGM Advantage, said: "There is significant pressure on pensioner income. Those people retiring today can expect to live for twenty years but with annuity rates falling and the cost of living rising, funding retirement is a difficult task.

"With such large regional discrepancies in the cost of living in retirement, we wouldn't be surprised if more people considered relocating to other less expensive parts of the country in order to search out a better quality of life.

As expenditure has risen, pension incomes have declined as investment companies factor in the cost of the aging population and lower returns during the financial crisis.

A pension pot of £564,227 currently secures an annual income of £35,806, compared with £37,656 five years ago, according to Hargreaves Lansdown.

The basic state pension of £97.65 per week equates to £10,155 per year for a couple in retirement.

Only the very wealthy and those in the public sector with generous gold-plated schemes can guarantee a financially secure retirement, experts said.

Ros Altmann, a pensions expert and governor at the London School of Economics, said: "We have a real pension crisis and politicians have not woken up to it. Most peoples pensions are not going to deliver the figures they would have expected when they first started saving unless of course, you happen to work in the public sector."

Separate research by equity release specialists Key Retirement Solutions suggested pensioners are entering retirement with average debts of £36,000, including credit cards, loans, mortgages, and overdrafts.

With more immediate financial concerns such as avoiding having their homes repossessed and covering the cost of rising petrol bills, charities said households were failing to save enough for their retirement.

Michelle Mitchell, charity director at Age UK, said: "This report is another powerful reminder of the need for adequate pension provisions. Its not surprising many people are shocked by the drop in income and standards of living they experience at retirement."

Gordon Brown still has no conscience about his plundering of the pension funds which added to pensioners problems.
We did our bit to keep the pensioners that were around when we were working, with the pledge that we would be looked after in our retirement but quite the opposite has occurred.
We are among the poorest pensioners in Europe, with our savings for retirement in private, or work pensions, taxed three times before it reaches us, and a state pension that is impossible to live on thanks to Margaret Thatcher doing away with the earnings related pension, and Labour plundering our pension schemes.
Why in the world should we vote for any of them?

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