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English Supermarket Stands For Equality!

This blog wishes to hail the policies of Mark & Spencer, a British supermarket chain which is taking a stand for equality for all people, and we just do not mean their customers. Muslim employees are given the right not to sell pork or alcohol or other items in the store which they do not use because their religion does not allow them to engage with alcohol or pork, along with a few other items and ideas. The store, when told an employee, due to religion, does not wish to sell an item, the store seeks to place them “in a suitable role, such as in our clothing department or bakery in foods.” How sweet and generous. I assume that applies to one and all in their employ.

1. As a devout follower of the New York Yankees it is against my religion to serve anyone who roots for the Boston Red Sox. I assume the right to question any customer as to their baseball religious views and refuse to serve anyone who leans towards Boston.
2. As a devout believer in lox on bagels I refuse to sell a bagel unless the customer also purchases cream cheese and lox.
3. As a devout believer in free sex, it is part of my religion, I insist on the right to sleep with any attractive female customer. After all, let’s not deny me the pleasure of praying and fucking, my religion says I can!
4. I just became a member of the Nudist Religion. Our fundamental belief is the right to gaze at naked bodies. Hopefully, I will not be transferred to the bakery just because I want to see your naked body!

Nuts To Her Highness

In these perilous times there are moments when world leaders make clear their prioriies as to who the nation should be led. Some are concerned that children go to bed hungry, others that wealthy people are reduced to only two servants and one yacht. A leader must set an example of what it means to head a nation. England has benefited for hundreds of years by the example of great queens and kings who understood their responsibility to the people of their realm. Queen Elizabeth struck a blow for those who head nations by making clear what should be their priority. In order to make waiting time pleasant for her guests the Queen sets out peanuts and other such refreshments in order to make certain they can munch away the time.

She recently became upset because her royal police apparently were also munching the Queens peanuts and wanted this assault on royal peanuts to cease and desist. She was so upset and irritated that her Highness marked the level of nuts in order to catch nut thieves.

Gee, I wonder if she checks the level of food that children are supposed to eat?

Irish Taliban Arrives

I was raised in a world in which Irish people were dedicated supporters of democracy and the right of people to enjoy freedom of religion as well as oppose forces of hatred. Union leaders like Mike Quill fought for human rights and would never support forces of hatred toward those who wanted the right to live in peace. New reports from Ireland indicate members of the Irish Republican Army are linking up with the Taliban to secure mortars and rocket launchers that would shoot down planes. The IRA apparently has decided to join with the Taliban and get into the business of placing hate as the number one place on the agenda of Irish freedom. Frankly, the very concept of the IRA connected to the Taliban makes no sense to those such as myself who always wanted Ireland to enjoy a democratic society which secured rights to all people in Ireland, Catholic or Protestant.

One wonders if some IRA folk joined the British army in order to go to Afghanistan and obtain military training and equipment which could be returned to the green shores of Ireland. How did we ever reach a stage in which the IRA was now a killing buddy of the Taliban??

Israel Theatens Peace Efforts

During the past month there has been considerable progress in discussions between Iran and six powers-the US, UK, Russia, China, France and Germany–in an effort to identify an initial plan to move away from potential war and conflict. Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, insisted his nation is committed to making concessions in order to end sanctions and conflict with the world. However, he is sick and tired of being threatened by Israel which appears to demand veto rights on any agreement. He denounced Israel as behaving as a “rabid dog” in seeking to sabotage negotiations. Fench President Fandcoise Hollande termed such expressions as “unacceptable” and hindering negotiations. However, threats by Israel Prime Minister to bomb Iran, to initiate war with Iran are OK and apparently assist peace efforts!

Israel is the most dangerous country in the Middle East. It continuously makes threats and promises massive destruction of Iran, and the US does not seek to compel Israel to lower the rhetoric of war and allow the six nations to pursue the path of peace. Those who care about the people of Israel understand its future is best protected if peace is attained in the Middle East.

Iran Breakthrough Breaks Netanyahu Heart

Yesterday, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his lap dogs in the American Congress were hailing France for not being fooled by the Iranian deception about peace. Today, we are back to wise remarks about “American fries” because the government of France decided to go along with Germany, Russia, England, China, FRANCE and the US in forging an agreement with the Iranian government to control its nuclear program. The agreement entails:
Cease using centrifuges to enrich uranium.
refrain from starting new centrifuges
Halt work on its plutonium reactor
Allow access to UN inspectors

Naturally, the GOP and Democratic senators whose primary allegiance is to Israel rather than to the American people denounced this agreement to halt development of nuclear weapons in the Middle East.

As of this moment, there is only ONE nation in the Middle East that bars UN nuclear inspectors and refuses to halt work on nuclear weapons. Oh, its name is ISRAEL!

Niqab In Your Future?

Just mention the magic word,”terrorist”and one has the attention of every spy agency in the world. Just add the word,”Muslim” to the initial word, and thousands of computers swing into action ready to explore every facet of the life of this individual. Mohamed Ahmed Mohamed(let’s get clear that he is a Muslim) somehow got on some list which set in motion surveillance from numerous agencies in the United States and England. The Metropolitan London police initially got a picture of him slipping into a mosque-for purposes as of yet unknown, and shortly after they spotted a picture of some Moslem woman wearing a niqab that apparently was the Mohamed in female clothes. She escaped to parts yet known.

At present, it is unclear exactly what Mohamed did, but now everyone is upset that a Muslim man is wearing female clothes. Obviously, there is something amiss in the land of England. The real issue of the hour is really not that Mohamed did anything, but that he escaped the surveillance program. After all, that is now a crime.

Seize The Moment!

Once again, an offer from Iran to proceed along a path of peace has been rejected by western nations. In 2001,then President Khatami cooperated with American forces in Afghanistan and offered to resolve the conflict with the United States only to be termed by President George Bush as a partner in an “evil axis” of powers like North Korea. This weekend, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius refused to go along with other nations in agreeing with Iran on a process of working toward peace. France demanded that Iran must suspend the Arak heavy water reactor while negotiations proceed. He refused to go along with the Iranian “con game.” British Foreign minister William Hague urged a different approach. “We came to seize the moment and seize the opportunity to reach a deal.” So, do it.

Nothing in diplomacy is perfect. A conflict may not be resolved in one act. Iran was proceeding along a path of POSSIBLE success. There was need to allow this path to be followed. If Iran broke their word, it was fairly easy to resume hate and violence.

We Are All Corrupt!

It is so refeshing to encounter politicicans who understand that to become a politician is really an invitation to take what you desire from the cookie jar. Brian Binley, a Conservative member of Parliament, was on a pleasant trip to Malta, for some reason that is still not clear. It had something to do with the Maltese Bank of Valletta.and then a few days enjoying the delights of the island, courtesy of the British tax payer. When a reporter asked Binley who funded this please trip to a charming island to do something, he responded, “the British taxpayer, we are totally corrupt.”

How many American politicians receive that wonderful all paid for trip to Israel in order to learn how Jewish Israelis are always right while Arab Isrealis really are not Israelis? The purpose of getting elected is to have a good time — at the expense of those who elected you. Now, how do I get into this gig?

Stop When I Say,Stop!

We live in the age of “stop and frisk.” Initially, that idea was introduced in an effort to identify potential criminals bent on robbing or murder or some form of horrible action. Once the concept of “terrorism” was introduced, the world entered a new era of what constitutes “suspicious” acts. Since the word, “terrorism” has multiple definitions and cannot be physically described, the only alternative is to ‘stop and frisk” anyone who challenges authority. David Miranda happens to be the partner of journalist Glenn Greenwald, who is known for his provocative analysis of American policies toward spying and snooping into the lives of people. So, let us introduce an old concept that worked rather well during the anti-communist hysteria of Joe McCarthy during the 1950s–”guilt by association.” Miranda was on his way through the Heathrow airport when halted by security police because he was close to Greenwald.

Miranda is arguing that his detention was illegal. He wants to establish the principle that just because I am close to a person who is disliked by authority, I am not guilty of anything other than having a friend you do not like.

Oh, the legal response was:”We assess that Miranda is knowingly carrying material, the release of which would endanger people’s lives.” So, how is this proven since nothing ever happened?

Rebekah Of Murdoch Farms

Rupert Murdoch has his own Rebekah, and she is not of Sunnybrook Farms, His favorite protege, one,Rebekah Brooks help run his wonderful Neww of The World whose version of “news of the world” was simply a conglomeration of gossip, insults and favoring those who agree with the Murdoch view of the world. She is on trial for assisting in the hacking of phones in order to obtain information that could be used in her newspaper’s approach to journalism. New revelations indicate she concealed seven boxes of her notebooks, that for some reason, she does not wish to share with the world. Rebekah believes ordinary citizens MUST share their lives with her reporters, but when it comes to what she did, how she did it, and who helped her to do it, that is not pertinent to any court of the land.

By July, 2011, Rebekah knew that Scotland Yard wanted her files. The question remains: what was in those files, and the question remains: what happened to those files?