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International Women’s Day

Well, it is that time of the year when we decide to devote an entire day focused upon the world of women and their struggle for being regarded on an equal basis with men. I believe we males should be proud that we are willing one day of the year to recognize that women in the workplace do encounter a few issues. A young woman who works in England described her encounters with those of the male sex. “The male friends I have at work are the same as me. They occasionally think being funny is more important than being nice. They’re neurotic, forceful when they think they’e right and not afraid to say ‘this is wrong, fix it’ and sometimes get things wrong. But, at the end of the day I’m still the bitch.” In other words, they will interact with women, joke with them, tease them, but it must always be clear that she is a woman and they are men. On International Women’s Day this professional woman had to make these comments but also made clear that she could not use her name. After all, her buddies at work want the world to know that some of their best friends are women.

Yes, we have come a long way, but, in reality we are closer to the starting line than to the end of this race for equality. The quest for equality is over when a person is a colleague, not a female colleague. One must alter minds to recognize that all at work are simply fellow workers and their sex is completely unimportant–AT WORK! Sex is for after work.

Wither England?

Current polls reveal that the United Kingdom might elect a Labor government to replace the current Conservative government of David Cameron. Among the issues confronting any new government in this nation is what should be the program to change to present to people. Among the topics of this challenge are:

1. How does one deal with immigration from other European nations? All members of the EU must allow immigrants to enter.

2. What type of economic model should be pursued? Should England pursue more central government initiative or devolve power to local entities?

3. Should England pursue a policy that witnesses greater power to the central government of the European Union?

4. Should England opt out of the European Union?

5. Should the government push for a higher minimum wage?

In other words does England need a government that confronts income inequality?

Wait and see the end result.

Conservatives In Action Mean NO Action For Poor People

Conservatives in America want power so they can prove that enacting conservative laws will result in peace and prosperity to all who dwell in this fair land. Actually, we have a vivid example of what occurs when conservatives become the party leading society– the United Kingdom. Under the leadership of Prime Minister David Cameron, the people of England are being subject to what constitutes a conservative concept of government. Jessica was 22 weeks pregnant and had to walk two miles to get to the food bank because she was too poor to take public transportation. She was receiving an Employment and Support Allowance for her mental health issues after she had given birth to a still born child. Jessica was informed that after she failed to attend a session on “work focus” she would witness a reduction in her allowance.

In merry England if those who are poor they may be subject to less money for failing to attend obesity sessions and then reduce their weight. After all, a philosophy that urges less government supervision of people just wants to check their weight. Conservatives believe those with wealth do not need government supervision or government laws and regulations, but when it comes to what poor people weigh, send in government agents!

They ARE Listening To You!

We inhabit a world in which the average person devotes his or her time during the day using a piece of technology in order to communicate with another person. The average person in America or England can not even eat a bite of food without grasping technology in hand and talking with someone else. On the other hand, governments now make certain that when you speak, they must know to whom you communicate and what is said during the conversation. The Investigating Powers Tribunal in London, is now charged with sharing data about what people in England say with US agencies. The English government is now charged with making certain that any and all conversations are known, not only to powers in the English government, but to those in the USA.

It is charged that the English government “contravened privacy and free speech provisions in the European Convention on Human Rights.” It acted illegally by sharing with the US government data and conversations in England. There is hope these charges will be presented to the European Court of Human Rights. Gee whiz, wouldn’t it be great if we Americans had a Court that dealt with our Rights. Oh, we do have the Supreme Court, but a majority on that body owe allegiance to the wealthy of America!

Check Mate Female Bishop!

I was raised in the good old days when female Jews sat behind curtains and women who went to church knew it was their duty to get on their knees and pray to God. This was before all these new ideas about female equality and the belief that God is some sort of female thing up in the sky. Whatever happened to the time when we men spoke and women listened to our wonderful words of wisdom? Imagine Father Flaherty being Mrs. Flaherty! Ah, for the days of old when a man was a man and a woman was a woman. Well, those days are no longer true in the Church of England. About twenty years ago they allowed women to become a priest so it was simply a matter of time before they wanted a promotion.

The Church of England announced that from now on women can become Bishops. The Archbishop of Canterbury, John Welby, who runs the joint made clear to one and all that females will have a voice in running the entire operation. First, they were pawns, then they became bishops, what next??

Libyans Think To Be In Libya

The good news is that British armed forces are attempting to train soldiers from Libya about the manner in which soldiers engaged in battle are expected to conduct themselves. The bad news is that Libyan troops are being trained in England on how to perform on a battlefield. A contingent of Libyan soldiers were sent to Bassingburn in Cambridge and placed with British troops who were attempting to teach them how a modern armed force operates on fields of war. The Libyan soldiers became confused and thought they were back in dear old Libya. When they went to town, these men proceeded to grop women on the streets and even assaulted a few females just like they do every day back in good old Libya. Naturally, British officials were infuriated and those soldiers were returned to Libya, post haste.

At some point the manner in which women are treated in some Muslim nations must change. Despite all Muslim cries about how Western women are too loose, the real problem is that too many Muslim men in the Middle East are too loose. From now on when any Libyan soldiers in England go to town, they will be accompanied by British soldiers. And, women head in the other direction.

Stay On Other Side Of English Channel!

The American Republican party would so love to be in living in the nation of the United Kingdom. Talk about those immigrants! Prime Minister David Cameron wants his fellow members of the European Union to know that the people of his fair land DO want Scots to remain in the land of Great Britain, but when it comes to “those people” who dwell in eastern regions of the European Union, they best should head for lands such as Germany or Sweden or the Netherlands, but do not cross the English Channel. Last year about 243,000 members of the European Union ventured across the Channel seeking work in England, and, most of them were not welcomes as proved by the rise of right wing political parties who agree with American conservatives that only the “right people” can cross the border. Cough up enough dough and there is a welcome mat awaiting in England for the huddled masses of the wealthy or those with high tech skills.1

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is furious with England because a guiding principle of the European Union is freedom to move to any member of this union of nations. Freedom of Movement is a guiding concept which has made the European Union a great organization. Of course, Scots are more than welcome to come live in merry England!

So God, Talk To Me!

Justin Welby is the Archbishop of Canterbury for the Church of England so one would assume this man has daily contact with God up in the sky. He recently surprised those who believe in God by admitting to a bit of doubt on his part. “I mean there are moments where you think, is there a God, where is God. Praying over something, ending up saying to God, ‘Look this is all very well and good, but isn’t it about time you did something if your really up there which is probably not what the Archbishop of Canterbury should be saying.” These words of honesty are ones which daily enter my mind and, most probably, the minds of most in the Church of England.

If one really does believe in God, then one is left with questions as to exactly what does this God believe about we humans? If He really did create we humans, surely then he is partly responsible for our ongoing wars and hate and violence. If YOU are up there, how about gazing down and doing something about the madness which occurs each moment on this planet? Finally, an Archbishop is posing the right question: where the hell are YOU?

Just Say NO!

For the past several months hardly a day has gone by without some story from Scotland how Scots hate the English and want to become their own nation. These stories depict a people living under the reign of brutal folk from the center of evil–London. The angry Scots demand FREEDOM. So, the world has been witness to ongoing attacks from those who shout, YES to freedom and those who shout NO to freedom. Sean Connery and other famous Scots have rushed to their homeland in order to join the forces of freedom. Of course, Sean will shortly be appearing in a film financed by the evil Brits and and make a few million pounds of blood money.

It is now apparent that after 307 years of living with the Brits most Scots have decided it is for their interest to remain a slave and enjoy any crumbs cast in their direction from the South of Great Brtain. By a vote of 55% to 45% the people of Scotland voted NO!

Just imagine becoming a nation without a currency, in which banks have departed, and so has the National Health Service. Any sane person would vote NO to this prospect!

David Cameron Wants Action -Or Does He?

British Prime Minister David Cameron is rather upset at the picture of ISIS beheading a citizen of his nation. David Haine is guilty of the crime of working to aid people in need within Syria, and now has paid for his kindness by death at the hands of those who thrive on death. David Cameron has made clear that his nation will not tolerate such behavior. He intends to challenge these creatures who embody evil by doing something. What exactly does he want to do?

1. His government will support the government of Iraq.
2. His government will do something, not quite clear as to what that is, to support the US air attacks.
3. His nation will provide humanitarian aid.
4. His government will protect English citizens at home.

There is nothing in his comments regarding military action, but he does promise “aid.”

I wonder if he will rush to the aid of Scots if they become an independent nation?