Thousands of protesters hit streets across the US and begin to mass outside Clarence Thomas’ home | Daily Mail Online


The prospective law changes, released in a concurring opinion Friday’s decision by the justice, would see limits put on gay marriage, same-sex activity, and citizens’ access to birth control.

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With the overthrow of Roe v Wade the Supreme Court have made America no longer the ‘Land of the Free’, if it ever was.

You may argue that if women don’t wish to have babies, then they should not undertake actions in which they could become pregnant, but do they really have that choice in respect of RAPE and maybe incest. If men could be able to carry an unborn baby and then give birth, then maybe abortions may not be necessary, but in those instances a rapist would need to be caught in time.

As now women are not free to live their lives as they wish to and while the abolition of abortion rights is bad enough that may not be the last actions against freedoms from this Supreme Court. For now they could move onto birth control, same sex marriage, LGBTQ rights and many more, for religion and politics have no place in dealing with legalities, but Human Rights have.

Not only is it withdrawing human rights, but are, in effect, creating situations where the health of women will be of grave risk and could be a cause of their deaths.

To do so the Supreme Court will, in many respects, be equal to the Taliban and other Islamic zealots, for Christian zealots are just as bad as Islamic zealots, if not more so.

The Supreme Court are, in effect, abusing women by withdrawing their rights, for now there is no equality in America.

 

Source: Thousands of protesters hit streets across the US and begin to mass outside Clarence Thomas’ home | Daily Mail Online

Rules to be relaxed for foreign teachers to work in schools in England | Teacher training | The Guardian


Change will allow teachers around the world with equivalent qualifications and experience to apply for jobs

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So we are changing the rules to allow more teachers to come to the UK so they can teach in UK schools, but it is nothing new that was is and was a shortage of teachers for its been known for years. However, we lets is get to a crisis and still wait, until it gets to a major crisis and then action is taken noy for them to come immediately but next year, so crisis continues to increase.

But teaching is not the only profession in a supply of workers crisis, includes the NHS, agriculture, lorry drivers, hospitality, care workers and many more, but the rules are not changed for every profession.

Money in many of these is an additional problem and has been for years, but successive previous Governments have done nothing except ignore the situation, causing many more problems.

The gap between those who have and those that don’t is forever increasing, but these |Governments are only concerned with those who have and in many instances have very much more than any others, as many in these Governments are in the category of those who have very much more.

For the UK to thrive everyone needs to be recognised and more given to those who have not, even if it means taking off those who have.

Source: Rules to be relaxed for foreign teachers to work in shools in England | Teacher training | The Guardian

Texas Judge Halts Transgender Child Abuse Investigations | The Daily Wire


Safeguarding children needs expert knowledge and a blanket policy, maybe, based on some form of prejudicial opinions on religious or some other basis, is not to be accepted.

Each case needs to be viewed on its own merits taking into account the family and, at least, the child concerned.

Everyone, including children have human rights.

State meddling should never be recommended and never be the ‘norm’.

Source: Texas Judge Halts Transgender Child Abuse Investigations | The Daily Wire

January 6 hearing: Ivanka Trump accepted that the election was not stolen | Daily Mail Online


Committee Chairman, Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson began the hearings by saying: ‘I am from a part of the country where people justified the actions of slavery, the Ku Klux Klan and lynching.

 

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It would appear that Trump is losing some support of his family, to some extent, bearing in mind Ivanka’s, whereas Jared’s comments just underlines his inability to understand what was going on, which was ‘par’ for the course.

It appears Trump is being cast aside, which will be a great outcome, but a custodial sentence would be much better.

 

Source: January 6 hearing: Ivanka Trump accepted that the election was not stolen | Daily Mail Online

Windrush scandal caused by ‘30 years of racist immigration laws’ – report | Windrush scandal | The Guardian


Exclusive: legislation has been designed to reduce the UK’s non-white population, according to leaked government paper

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Unfortunately this report does not surprise me as we have had reports after reports that there is institutional racism in many of our UK organisations, some of these organisations are masquerading as police forces, but the higher echelons in those forces did not fully agree.

But ‘Windrush’, even after all the atrocities their descendants went through under ‘Slavery’, they were still prepared to come to the UK in the 50s when they were asked to help us in our ‘hour of need’ to find that many in the UK resented them coming. But, even after that they did what they promised to do and worked exceedingly well to help the UK and when they could afford to they brought their families to the UK and they to did all they can to help the UK while having to undergo extreme and very ugly racism attacks.

When they came they were British citizens and did not need official papers to travel to the UK, just as we didn’t need papers to travel for where they came from, many from the West Indies were an extension of the UK throughout the UK, they were British citizens as anyone was and still is in the UK.

They were fairly content in the UK and so didn’t apply for formal recognition as many others who were actually born in the 4 countries of the UK did not. Only those who wished to travel outside the UK applied for passports and these were the lucky ones for they did have then formal documents to show they were UK citizens.

But due to immigration laws passed while they were residing in the UK, and the attitudes of some in the Home Office and certain Government Ministers it came that officially they couldn’t easily prove that they were British citizens, even though if these Home Office officials and Government Ministers were bothered to check employment records the proof was there.

So, many were illegally classed as being here illegally, which was so wrong. They trusted the UK and that trust was severely broken.

Many were even illegally deported to a land they left many years ago to help the UK, where what roots they had there were no more, they were deported to be on their own as their friends were near them in the UK.

It makes me so ashamed to say I am British,  and those who allowed this to occur should be made accountable, perhaps even shipped off to lands they don’t know and don’t know anyone.

It was and still is a scandal which should not have occurred or been allowed to occur.

The UK owes everyone who was caught up in this scandal and everyone should be recompensed immediately not in weeks, months or even years, but immediately.

The various UK Governments concerned and the Home Office Officials need to pay for causing this scandal, but ‘lessons are not learnt’, no they never are, for to learn there needs to be a willingness to learn and that is not there, so other scandals occur, evacuation from Afghanistan to name but one and more are still to occur. It is abuse of power and no caring.

 

Source: Windrush scandal caused by ‘30 years of racist immigration laws’ – report | Windrush scandal | The Guardian

Survivors of Uvalde shooting paint horrifying picture of terror and tragedy | Texas school shooting | The Guardian


Schoolchildren, teachers and family members offer graphic details of day gunman killed 19 children and two adults

 

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This is a terrible tragedy, one of many that occur in America, but only in America is it put as a justification for their gun policy and even more so, for an increase in gun ownership.

Any other country would see this as an indication to reduce gun ownership, but some Americans are blinkered by their own Constitution, which was written in 1789, but has been amended 27 times to allow for passages of time and changes in Society and life in general. The last amendment was in 1992 and gun law amendments have not taken place since 1791 with the 2nd Amendment.

Guns have always been lethal weapons when in the hands of humans and have become even more lethal with the passage of time and become much more deadly, which is why many countries have put extensive limitations on gun ownership, but America will not do so due to the power of the Gun Lobby and the NRA, the National Rifle Association. Yes, Rifle, not the current armaments, which should only be in the hands of a well trained military run by a national Government, not in the hands of individuals and many non-government militias. That should be seen as anarchy, but not in America.

So in America this apparent legalised killing of innocents is allowed to continue, due to the inflexibility of the so very powerful NRA and the gun owning militants, who in any other country would be viewed as terrorists.

Now we have Trump, as he does, using this for his own agenda to gain re-election in 2024, sorry not re-election but a continuance of his Presidency for he still believes with his militant supporters that he never lost the 2020 election. How can one be so stupid, only trump and his supporters know.

In America, with regards to Guns, there is a very real abuse of power.

 

Source: Survivors of Uvalde shooting paint horrifying picture of terror and tragedy | Texas school shooting | The Guardian

US tourists claim restaurant scammed them into paying $640 for crab legs and cocktails in Mykonos  | Daily Mail Online


Brenda Moulton and her 19-year-old daughter Kaylea were looking to spend an idyllic day on the paradisiac Platys Gialos beach, but in turn, had the scare of their lives at DK Oyster bar, they claimed.

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Scam it may be, but please always beware and don’t order anything until you know the price and conditions.

You are on holiday and feel relaxed, but the places you visit are not on holiday and certainly not relaxed. Also, the law is the law of the country in which you are in, irrespective of how you view the law in your home country.

Do endeavour to enjoy your holiday, but please also be well aware what you are doing if you wish to go home unharmed.

Fleecing of tourists can happen anywhere.

 

Source: US tourists claim restaurant scammed them into paying $640 for crab legs and cocktails in Mykonos  | Daily Mail Online

Government says it’s too costly to give disabled people in fire risk blocks evacuation plans – The Big Issue


Campaigners say they are “devastated” after ministers rejected recommendations made following inquiry into the Grenfell fire

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Everyone should be equal, but some are more equal than others as finance is a prime factor in creating equality when it shouldn’t be, as needs should be the main factor within any legislation to combat discrimination.

Disability discrimination was supposed to be dealt with through the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, amended by the Disability Discrimination Act 2005 and then replaced by the Equality Act 2010,

but written into these acts was the proviso, that  if adjustments were to be seen to be unreasonable then the adjustments did not need to be proceeded with and exorbitant costs were one of those provisos.

This could well be the reason for the rejected recommendations in the case of the Grenfell fire. But should costs be, really a reason to make safety not equal.

In building regulations these should be there to protect and when, especially, these regulations were not abided by, then, irrespective of costs all actions and recommendations should be carried through and make those who were at fault accountable.

 

Source: Government says it’s too costly to give disabled people in fire risk blocks evacuation plans – The Big Issue

Man with severe learning disabilities faces being deported to Jamaica | Home Office | The Guardian


Judge has found 34-year-old, who needs support with basic tasks, would ‘struggle to survive’ if deported

 

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The Home Office is the guilty here, guilty of having no ‘Duty of Care’.

It is very evident that this man was exploited by those he was with and therefore was not guilty of any offence. In fact the Home Office should be doing all they can to retain this man in the UK and allow his family to care for him.

But, the Home office is blinkered for if he is deported they will be sending him to certain death, but I believe the Home Office has no conscience and certainly no understanding of the circumstances.

Whether this be by ignorance or design is not clear, but I fear the latter.

Source: Man with severe learning disabilities faces being deported to Jamaica | Home Office | The Guardian

National Service would benefit young people today – Yorkshire Post Letters | Yorkshire Post


I believe it probably would benefit youngsters today as many have been brought up in a period when much is available, but only if you have the money available.

Crime has mushroomed, but although it has it is only done by a small percentage of the population, as is the so-called, indiscipline youth, but on viewing the media it would appear it is by the majority, but bad news creates much more public appeal than good news. Not that many would agree with this, but how often is bad news so prominent in the media while good news is not.

So would National Service be a good idea, on refection I think not, for many reasons

  • all youth would need to be included, and not as it was with the previous national Service, when Black and Asian youths were generally not included and it was only males, now it would have to include all ethnicities and both males and females. This would leave a great gap in the areas of who would be available for other employments in the UK.
  • at the time of National Service in the 50s the percentage of youths going into higher education, taking ‘A’ levels or the equivalent and proceeding to universities was small
  • many occupations, such as care, depend on the youths to provide the numbers of carers required and there is still an insufficiency.
  • then to crime, well in Sweden it has increased
  • but could we afford to pay the numbers of persons that would be conscripted into National Service, as for years we have had a policy of reducing the costs related to serving in the UK armed forces
  • surely a better education system would be a better idea, a system of providing learning to enhance and create opportunities for a good working life. and provide a basis on how to live. But currently we concentrate on giving an education to gain qualifications which for many will have no basis or help to living life outside education. When have you used trigonometry, algebra and much more forced fed to pupils by process of rote

Rather than fallback to areas which may have been believed to be good some years ago, more forward thinking is required to engage people to be more enlightened, to be more considerate of others, that everyone has rights and be able to lead a reasonable life. That violence is not the answer, but respect for each other is and not only for persons who are known to you, but everyone irrespective of race, gender, sexuality, age, disability, etc.

Abusing is not the answer, which many believe is what armed force is, but be a good listener, be understanding, always show respect, be a good citizen.

Source: National Service would benefit young people today – Yorkshire Post Letters | Yorkshire Post