The U-shaped happiness curve is wrong: many people do not get happier as they get older


The U-shaped curve of age and happiness doesn’t stand up to scrutiny, a new study finds.

 

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There are many gen eralisations which are made during the cycle of life and are any of them correct, maybe not, as in generalisations there are many variable factors. In fact happiness, you could be happy one day and not the next it all depends on who you are, what you are, where you are, state of health and many others aand at times you may not be in control of your own destiny, as many others could have effects on it as well as yourself.

Just accept what life is and maybe live for the moment.

 

Source: The U-shaped happiness curve is wrong: many people do not get happier as they get older

Prince William expresses his ‘profound sorrow’ at ‘abhorrent’ slavery in emotional speech at dinner | Daily Mail Online


In a speech to Jamaican dignitaries, the future king expressed his disgust at the ‘appalling atrocity’ that has left such a heavy legacy in Jamaica and expressed his ‘profound sorrow’.

 

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Yes, William did express his ‘profound sorrow’, but no apology, which would have been more profound.

Here a step was missed and only added to the problems with this tour.

Source: Prince William expresses his ‘profound sorrow’ at ‘abhorrent’ slavery in emotional speech at dinner | Daily Mail Online

Duke and Duchess are forced to scrap their first visit on Caribbean trip | Daily Mail Online


The royal couple had been due to begin their visit to Belize with a trip to a sustainable cocoa farm tomorrow. But the charm offensive got off to a rocky start yesterday when villagers protested.

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The voice of the people recognised for originally they were being ignored and taken for granted, but they are right, they should have been consulted.

Was this a throwback to colonialism or were they just forgotten about, but it is their land and they should have had a say.

Lets hope they will never be ignored again.

 

Source: Duke and Duchess are forced to scrap their first visit on Caribbean trip | Daily Mail Online

Met Police: How Cressida Dick’s poor leadership of inexperienced officers led to her resignation


As the search begins for a new Metropolitan Police Commissioner to replace Dame Cressida Dick after she quit, former high-ranking police officers explain what they think went wrong inside the service

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Cressida has gone and not before time, as she was always too quick to dismiss reports and uphold that the Met was a good force and the problems were minimal. However, that appears to be totally incorrect and shows that Cressida was completely out of her depth, for to assume otherwise implies that she believed all that was happening  was acceptable.

The Met is in serious need to reorganisation, taking out the offending officers and not only at junior level but at virtually every level.

But, I fear this is not only at the Met, but at many other forces within the UK.

Yes, the actions of former Home Secretary Teresa May did not help, but the problems would have been there long before.

As a zero tolerance to crime in all areas needs to be the way forward, so does zero tolerance to any abuse in the Met and any Police Force.

I feel now is the time, well it should have been so well before, that policing of the Police should be done by an independent body, which includes members from all sections of Society and given enough powers to ensure failure is not part of the Agenda.

It will not be easy to find the right person to be Commissioner of the MET, but find them has to be done, otherwise the result will be complete anarchy.

Now the Cressida has gone the priority, as it as been for sometime, is for Boris to go to.

 

 

Source: Met Police: How Cressida Dick’s poor leadership of inexperienced officers led to her resignation

Mother-of-one, 20, attacked by crowd in Delhi, India after being gang raped and tortured [Video] | Daily Mail Online


WARNING DISTRESSING CONTENT: Police arrested 11 people after a 20-year-old mother-of-one was gang raped and dragged through a jeering crowd that attacked her on Wednesday in Delhi, India.

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In India misogamy appears to part of their culture which is not good news for women in India. While the Indian authorities say they are doing what they can to uphold the rights of women it does not appear to be so in many parts of the Indian population and this is in many ways reflected in the Indian Law and order system to some extent.

Until the rights of women are really defended and respected in India then women will continue to be abused.

Only India can do this, but they are not alone for many parts of the World do not respect women as they should, as this can be seen, especially in Afghanistan by the ruling Taliban and some other Arabic countries including Saudi Arabia.

However, in the West all is not as it should be in some instances as can be seen with the Met police in London

 

Source: Mother-of-one, 20, attacked by crowd in Delhi, India after being gang raped and tortured [Video] | Daily Mail Online

Spain’s Court of Auditors Claims Millions of Euros from 40 Former Catalan Officials


It appears that Spain is not as democratic as they lead us to believe, for they are acting as a dictatorship, ‘obeys us or we will destroy you ‘.

I assume they are doing this to ensure the Spanish Basques do not do something similar.

While Spain is governed in this tyrannical manner there will be no freedoms in Spain.

Josep Goded

On Tuesday, the conservative Spanish Court of Auditors claimed 5.4 million euros as financial guarantees from some 40 former Catalan government officials for allegedly promoting independence abroad from 2011 to 2017. These financial guarantees are additional to others previously requested by the same court.

In total, the auditing body claims from former president Artur Mas and former finance minister Andreu Mas-Colell 2.8 million euros, as well as 1.9 million euros from former president Carles Puigdemont and former vice president Oriol Junqueras. All this corresponds to allegedly irregular expenses in the framework of the promotion of the process of independence around the world.

The official most affected by this case is the former Secretary General of Diplocat, a semipublic consortium aimed at fostering Catalonia’s interests abroad, Albert Royo, who faces a claim of 3.6 million euros.

Former foreign affairs minister Raül Romeva faces 2.1 million euros and former government’s spokesperson Francesc…

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Many Black Americans aren’t rushing to get the COVID-19 vaccine – a long history of medical abuse suggests why


There are many reasons why Black Americans are unjustly treated in America and health is just one of many areas, another major area being Law and Order.

Nobody should be abused in any way, especially due to racial origins, but especially in America there is a long history of racial abuse and in many instances the historical instances are still occurring. In fact, many white Americans, would if they could turn back the clocks and this has only been made worse from 4 years of the Trump administration.

Even under the Biden administration changes, if any will be hard to achieve and then there is 2024, the very real possibility that Trump could return.

But it is not just in America that there is mistrust and racism, for this can and does occur in many countries, the UK being one, but, I hope, to not the extent of it is in America. But what do I know, for I am not of Black origin and may not even notice what is occurring in front of me, left alone behind me.

Nobody should have to contend with racist abuse, in fact, any form of abuse, for it is abhorrent and we should all be doing what we can to ensure abuse is not abound.

I do hope, that the mistrust can be minimised and eventually even, not occur, but this will require all of us to be vigilant.

COVID-19 is not concerned who it affects and my real wish is that the vaccine mistrust is overcome, but all the misinformation on Social Media will need to be countered, for if it is not, then there will be no chance that the COVID mutations will ever be reduced. COVID-19 will be with us for the long-term.  The only effective counter is the vaccines, for the various restrictions can only go so far and that is assuming that we are all abiding by the restrictions, which we are not, but hopefully only a minority.

Colour is only skin-deep for underneath we are no different, so colour should be no reason to discriminate for we all have an equal right to life.

Source: Many Black Americans aren’t rushing to get the COVID-19 vaccine – a long history of medical abuse suggests why

Oklahoma is – and always has been – Native land : The Conversation


The Supreme Court’s July 9 ruling that half of Oklahoma belongs to the Muscogee Nation confirms what Indigenous people already knew: North America is ‘Indian Country.’

Source: Oklahoma is – and always has been – Native land : The Conversation

Muslim women observe Ramadan under lockdown – and some say being stuck at home for the holiday is nothing new : The Conversation


A survey of Muslim women finds many are frustrated by having a Islamic holy month in quarantine. But others say a ‘remote Ramadan’ is nothing new because child care duties often keep them home anyway.

Source: Muslim women observe Ramadan under lockdown – and some say being stuck at home for the holiday is nothing new : The Conversation