Sunday, November 15, 2009

Singing soldiers' anger as BBC snubs their charity hit.

Singing soldiers' anger as BBC snubs their charity hit



The above link will take you to a Story in the mail on Sunday. The article itself is disturbing if true but the following comment from one of the readers is worth its weight and I urge you to follow his recommendation and I have linked to it for your convenience.

Nothing new there then!!! They banned "Soldier" sung by Harvey Andrews Tags: ,

back in 1972. Even now when you listen to it,it still is quite raw.Google it.

- Brian Clare, Gloucester UK, 15/11/2009 09:54

Monday, September 14, 2009

A Few Good Sayings....

1. A day without sunshine is night.
2. On the other hand... you have different fingers.
3. 42.7 percent of all statistics are made up on the spot.
4. 99 percent of lawyers give the rest a bad name.
5. Remember, half the people you know are below average.
6. He who laughs last, thinks slowest.
7. Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.

8. The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese in the trap.
9. Support bacteria. They're the only culture some people have.

10. A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
11. Change is inevitable, except from vending machines.
12. If you think nobody cares, try missing a couple of payments.
13.  ...OK, so what's the speed of dark?

14. When everything is coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.

15. Hard work pays off in the future. Laziness pays off now.
16. How much deeper would the ocean be without sponges?
17. Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.
20. What happens if you get scared half to death, twice? Do you die?
21 Why do psychics have to ask you your name?
22. Inside every older person is a younger person wondering, 'What the h**l happened?'
23. Just remember: if the world didn't suck, we would all fall off.
24. Light travels faster than sound.  That's why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

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Written by a 15 yr. old school kid in Ohio

Written by a 15 yr. old school kid in Ohio

(who must remain anonymous)

a new Pledge of Allegiance.

Since the Pledge of Allegiance & The Lords Prayer

are not allowed in schools anymore

because the word 'God' is mentioned,

this pupil has written the following...

(Totally awsome!)

My personal school prayer:

Now I sit me down in school
where praying is against the rule.
For this great nation under God
finds mention of Him very odd.

If Scripture now the class recites,
it violates the Bill of Rights.
And anytime my head I bow
it becomes a Federal matter now.

Our hair can be purple, orange or green,
That's no offense; it's a freedom scene.
The law is specific, the law is precise,
prayers spoken aloud are a serious vice,

for praying in a public hall
might offend someone with no faith at all.
In silence alone we must meditate,
God's name is prohibited by the state.

We're allowed to cuss and dress like freaks,
and pierce our noses, tongues and cheeks.
At last they've outlawed guns,

but FIRST it was the Bible...
quoting the Good Book makes me liable.

We can elect a pregnant Senior Queen,
and the 'unwed daddy,' our Senior King.
But it's 'inappropriate' to teach right from wrong,
we're now taught that such 'judgments' do not belong.

We can get our condoms and birth controls,
study witchcraft, vampires and totem poles,
but the Ten Commandments are not allowed!
No word of God must reach this crowd.

It's scary here I must confess,
when chaos reigns the school's a mess.
So, Lord, this silent plea I make:
Should I be shot or stabbed to death;

my soul please take with my last breath!



If you aren't ashamed to do so,
please copy and pass this on.

Monday, August 10, 2009



'Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, 'Common Sense', who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as: Knowing when to come in out of the rain; why the early bird gets the worm; Life isn't always fair; and maybe it was my fault.

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge).

His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouth wash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.

Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children. It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or an Aspirin to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims. Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.

Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement .

Common Sense was preceded in death, by his parents, Truth and Trust. His wife, Discretion, his daughter, Responsibility, his son, Reason. He is survived by his 4 stepbrothers; I Know My Rights; I Want It Now; Someone Else Is To Blame; I'm A Victim.

Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone. If you still remember him, pass this on.

Friday, March 27, 2009

The Tory who told Brown to his face that he's a disaster

THIS Man is a TRUE Politician. Our Countryneeds more (lots more) like him

A Tory who criticised Gordon Brown to his face in a brutal personal attack has won an army of fans worldwide.

A video of MEP Daniel Hannan delivering a withering assessment of the Prime Minister's handling of the economic crisis has become a surprise hit on the internet.

More than 730,000 users have viewed it on YouTube, making it the most popular clip on the site two days in a row.

Mr Hannan's assault came after the Premier had given a keynote speech to the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday.

As Mr Brown looked on through gritted teeth, shaking his head, the Tory lambasted him as a 'Brezhnev era apparatchik' who was ' pathologically incapable' of taking responsibility for his role in the financial crisis.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Insurance victory for gran who besieged head office

What  a GREAT Girl

When Dorothy Green needed to contact her insurance company, she encountered the sort of frustration familiar to millions.

Dorothy Green
One-gran demo: Mrs Green with her placardDozens of phonecallsfollowed over several days, during which she was kept on hold for a total of three hours, but got nowhere.

When others might have given up in despair, this 79-year-old grandmother refused to surrender to faceless bureaucracy.

The retired primary school teacher, who has just lost her husband to cancer, wanted to know why the £56,400 value of her life insurance policy had been halved.

Despite being 'very frightened', she travelled 130 miles in the snow from her home in Peterborough to the York office of Norwich Union chief executive Mark Hodges.

Staff refused to let her speak to the boss but, undaunted, Mrs Green returned three days later, only to be arrested after police were called.

Mrs Green spent several hours in a cell, but the next day she pressed on with her battle. After again being told Mr Hodges would not see her, she reported him to police - as a missing person.

In the end, bosses at the insurance giant decided they could ignore her no longer and promised to honour their original settlement. Mrs Green said they told her it was a 'misunderstanding'.

Her story has echoes of the 1989 film Roger and Me in which maverick director Michael Moore relentlessly pursues General Motors boss Roger Smith who closed the plant in his hometown.

Mrs Green was sold a life insurance plan in 1994, guaranteeing a payout of £56,400 when she died.

But over the past six years, Norwich Union has reduced this to £26,000, she said. A letter last month saying the new sum would be introduced unless her premiums soared left her 'shaking' with anger.

After drawing a blank with her phone calls, Mrs Green made her first visit by train to York on January 30, spending several hours in the offices.

She said staff initially claimed Mr Hodges was on holiday for a month and later that he was 'in a meeting'. Distressed, she returned home, only to return three days later. This time, the reception desk called the police.

'I was taken away in a car in a police cage,' said the pensioner. 'They didn't treat me badly, I just talked to a doctor to see if I was loopy. They decided I wasn't.'

She was released without charge and stayed the night in a hotel. 'The next day I went back to the offices one last time to ask if I could see Mr Hodges, but I never did.'

During this final visit, she posed outside the office with a placard around her neck reading 'Dorothy Jean Green' in a desperate attempt to attract attention.

Tragically, the day after her return home her husband Paul died.

However, Mrs Green now has the peace of mind of knowing the full amount of her policy will go to her four grandchildren on her death.

'But it has taken nearly six years of worrying, two-and-a-half days in York, six hours on the telephone and sitting in a police cage,' she said.

'I just wanted to ask Mr Hodges why they kept asking for more money and trying to reduce the payout. It's not really about the money. I think something should be done to make things fairer. I have asked Norwich Union to come to my husband's funeral as a goodwill gesture.'

A spokesman for the insurer said: 'A director has spoken directly with Mrs Green and resolved her complaint.'

Is Peace Out Of Reach?

Has peace in the Middle East become nothing more than a pipe dream? As Bob Simon reports, a growing number of Israelis and Palestinians feel that a two-state solution is no longer possible. 

I agree with him. Its a pity that BOTH sides started acting like Humans

Sunday, February 01, 2009

So Proud to be ENGLISH

From The Queen's Royal Lancers Website:

Goodbye to my England , So long my old friend
Your days are numbered, being brought to an end
To be Scottish, Irish or Welsh that's fine
But don't say you're English, that's way out of line.

The French and the Germans may call themselves such
So may Norwegians, the Swedes and the Dutch
You can say you are Russian or maybe a Dane
But don't say you're English ever again.

At Broadcasting House the word is taboo
In Brussels it's scrapped, in Parliament too
Even schools are affected, staff do as they're told
They must not teach children about England of old.

Writers like Shakespeare, Milton and Shaw
The pupils don't learn about them anymore
How about Agincourt, Hastings , Arnhem or Mons ?
When England lost hosts of her very brave sons.

We are not Europeans, how can we be?
Europe is miles away over the sea
We're the English from England , let's all be proud
Stand up and be counted - Shout it out loud !

Let's tell our Government and Brussels too
We're proud of our heritage and the Red, White and Blue
Fly the flag of Saint George or the Union Jack
Let the world know - WE WANT OUR ENGLAND BACK !!!!

Friday, January 09, 2009

Premium bonds reveal 600,000 fewer winners

For all those people with Premium Bonds I suggest you read this article. I was wondering why I had stopped getting even the odd £50 LOOKS LIKE YET ANOTHER SCAM BY THIS LAME GOVERNMENT.

Premium bonds reveal 600,000 fewer winners

The chance of winning prize money with premium bonds has plummeted in the last year, following cuts in the Bank of England's base rate, figures revealed last night.

The prize fund has been halved from £114m a year ago to £57m for the 20 million people who own the tax-free, but non-interest paying bonds, and over the past year the total number of winners has dropped 600,000 to 1.1million. The amount in the prizefund is based on the equivalent of a month's interest on the value of the bonds invested, and the Bank's base rate has been cut three times, from 5% to 2%, since the start of October. Monthly prizes range from £50 to £1m. Starkly, whereas last January 531 people won prizes of more than £1,000, last month only 26 did. A year ago 29 people won £50,000 prizes and 14 won £100,000, but this month there will be only one award for each amount, as well as two £1m prizes. Those with £1,000 in bonds this time last year had a 43% chance of winning, now reduced to 28%.

Angela Mason, spokeswoman for National Savings and Investments which runs the scheme, said: "The rate of return on premium bonds, as with other savings products, is influenced by economic circumstances. Given the historically low levels base rate has now reached, we are looking closely at all the options available to us so that we can make the right decision for all premium bond holders.

"People invest in premium bonds for different reasons. This may be for the chance and excitement of winning large prizes, or many regular tax free prizes or because premium bonds are simple to manage and can offer easy access to their investment."