Saturday, May 31, 2008

Speed kills

Late last night a teenager lost his life in a motorcycle accident just down the road from our home; we live on a rather busy thoroughfare and this is just one of many accidents waiting to happen. I do not know the circumstances surrounding the lead up to this fatal crash with a car but I can guarantee that it will not be the last time that someone comes off their bike along this stretch of road. Motorbikes, and cars, are driven at speeds far exceeding the legal limit for an urban area and it will only be a matter of time before someone else loses their life. I advocate the use of speed cameras and traffic calming methods in built up areas of towns and cities and reducing speeds will, in the short term, save more lives, long term they may encourage others to drive more cautiously and save the pain of the loss of a loved one.

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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Unclear Gordon

I saw on the news in the early hours of this morning [we get snippets of ABC news on BBC news 24] that Hilary Clinton is out of the Democrats presidential race, only someone has forgot to tell Hilary.

George Bush is being given a slating from a former Aide, albeit to boost book sales, it is just a pity these spineless morons never come out and say anything at the time.

Gordon Brown will not reduce the tax on cars or duty on petrol because of his ‘green’ policy, yet he is encouraging the North Sea Oil companies to produce more Oil for the medium to longer term usage, where is the sense in that. On the one hand he is attempting to reduce our dependency upon, and use of oil, and on the other he is producing more for us to use.

He also wants to increase our dependency upon Nuclear Power with his intention to not only replace but also expand our Nuclear capacity – N.I.M.B.Y Mr Brown thank you.
Is debate on the UKs Nulcear programme just a smoke screen to divert attention away from the current fuel crisis?

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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

If only rain was all we had to worry about...

Not being able to get online for so long must be one of my biggest bugbear at the moment, although if I tried I am sure I would find a lot more to have a go at, such as the Great British Bank Holiday weather, rain, rain and yet more rain. I can say though that it is good for the garden, or more importantly my allotment plot, which should by now be sprouting in every direction, mainly upwards I hope. Taking of sprouts, I have some of those to plant out this week too, should it stop raining.

I guess with what is happening in China at the moment and the ongoing risk of floods from rainfall and bursting damns following the earthquake then I do not have too much to moan about, at least they have opened up their doors a little unlike the humanitarian crisis that is being exasperated by the Burmese military junta who continue to mess with the lives of their own people.

The UK have lost yet another soldier in Afghanistan and the Americans, on their remembrance day of yesterday, have some 4,000+ more to mourn since the war in Iraq.

And to any
‘peace keeper’ employed throughout the world and abusing children in their care right now – may your knob burn like fire before weeping with gangrene and dropping off in your hand when you next go to the toilet.

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