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Crime and Criminality

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Of course, the full facts aren’t known yet. But this assault case has echoes of racism.

I’m sure a comment like ‘I’m going to fucking kill you black bitch’ would have rendered such an attack racially motivated. So why is it ‘I’m going to fucking kill you white bitch’ isn’t?

It’s time the law was applied equally; not just in this case; not just in racist attacks; but when a benefits defrauder is treated differently to an MP that fiddles their expenses; when a rioter is given a more severe sentence than might be expected normally for the same offence; when a crime against profits is treated more severely than a crime against the person.

And especially when crime is always seen as the evil within a person rather than the evil within an unjust society.

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31/08/2011 at 5:10 PM

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Crime and Criminality

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Of course, the full facts aren’t known yet. But this assault case has echoes of racism.
I’m sure a comment like ‘I’m going to fucking kill you black bitch’ would have rendered such an attack racially motivated. So why is it ‘I’m going to fucking kill you white bitch’ isn’t?
It’s time the law was applied equally; not just in this case; not just in racist attacks; but when a benefits defrauder is treated differently to an MP that fiddles their expenses; when a rioter is given a more severe sentence than might be expected normally for the same offence; when a crime against profits is treated more severely than a crime against the person.
And especially when crime is always seen as the evil within a person rather than the evil within an unjust society.

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31/08/2011 at 5:10 PM

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Camerons Kingdom (or “Curiouser and curiouser!” cried Alice)

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So David Cameron doesn’t want jobs put at risk through banking reform; here we go again. The taxpayer donation to the banks following the credit crunch is worth £10 billion annually to them; they continue to pay bonuses many of us will never earn in a lifetime; and Cameron forgets his election promise ‘we’re in it together’; yeah, until it affects his big banking buddies.

I am pleased, thought I hate to admit it, that Vince Cable seems to be on the side of the people when he insists the banks should split their retail arm so in time of financial trouble ordinary consumers accounts can be protected from City bankers and their excesses.

One thing that puzzles me; when Cameron and his crew announced his welfare and public spending cuts, the job losses were acceptable and would be absorbed by the private sector; but with possible job cuts caused by legislation to tame the bankers, the possible job losses are unacceptable. “Curiouser and curiouser!” cried Alice.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/banksandfinance/8732964/David-Cameron-warns-banking-reform-must-not-put-jobs-at-risk-as-Coalition-row-grows.html

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31/08/2011 at 4:05 PM

"Curiouser and curiouser" cried Alice as Cameron Protects the Fat Cats

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So David Cameron doesn’t want jobs put at risk through banking reform; here we go again. The taxpayer donation to the banks following the credit crunch is worth £10 billion annually to them; they continue to pay bonuses many of us will never earn in a lifetime; and Cameron forgets his election promise ‘we’re in it together’; yeah, until it affects his big banking buddies.
I am pleased, thought I hate to admit it, that Vince Cable seems to be on the side of the people when he insists the banks should split their retail arm so in time of financial trouble ordinary consumers accounts can be protected from City bankers and their excesses.
One thing that puzzles me; when Cameron and his crew announced his welfare and public spending cuts, the job losses were acceptable and would be absorbed by the private sector; but with possible job cuts to tame the bankers, the possible job losses are unacceptable. “Curiouser and curiouser!” cried Alice.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/banksandfinance/8732964/David-Cameron-warns-banking-reform-must-not-put-jobs-at-risk-as-Coalition-row-grows.html

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31/08/2011 at 4:05 PM

The Truth About Libya?

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I came to a YouTube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJURNC0e6Ek that intrigued me. I decided to do some research of my own to verify or otherwise the claims of the ‘tube’.
Below are the results of that research. I spent all day looking at the referenced links, and many more. My opinion is that the claims are essentially true. I do not expect you to change your opinion (if it is different to the proposals) based on these claims. I merely ask you consider them; and to do your own research; and to consider why these claims do not make it into the mainstream media, if only to be contested.
In 1949 The United Nations was given jurisdiction and decided that Libya should become independent, which it did on Dec. 24, 1951, as the United Kingdom of Libya. The 1950s in Libya were characterized by great poverty; minimal economic development was possible only because of payments and loans received from various Western nations.
In 1958, petroleum was discovered and by the early 1960s Libya’s revenues grew from the exploitation of that resource[1].
However, aware of the potential of their country’s natural wealth, many Libyans had also become conscious that its benefits reached very few of the population[2].
Before the NATO invasion Libyans enjoyed the highest standard of living in Africa and ahead of Russia, Brazil and Arabia[3].
In Libya homes are considered a human right; newly married couples receive $50,000 to buy their own home and electricity is free to all people[4],[5].
Gaddafi vowed to home every Libyan before his own parents; he kept his promise and his father died before he was housed[6].
Before Gaddafi less than 20% of Libyans were literate; now education is free[7], high quality and the literacy rate is 83%[8].
It is reasonably understood that whereas the United States of America is reputed as a developed nation, the poorest man in Libya is incomparable to the poorest in America; the latter will perceive the former as rich[9].
Healthcare is free and high quality; if Libyans cannot get the education or healthcare they are entitled to in Libya the Libyan government funds them to go abroad to access it[10].
All loans are interest free by law[11]; if a Libyan buys a car the government pays 50% of the cost and the price of petrol is $0.10 a litre[12]
Any Libyan wishing to become a farmer is given free use of land, equipment, livestock and seed[13].
On July 1st 1.7 million (95% of the population of Tripoli, about 1/3rd of the population of Libya) people assembled in Green Square to show defiance against NATO bombing of Libya[14].
The central bank of Libya is state owned, and unlike all western banks is not owned by Rothschild and issues debt free money. Reports that the ‘rebels’ have already established a new Central Bank of Libya suggests there are outside [banking] influences involved[15] [16]
At the trial of the Lockerbie bombers, the US paid witnesses $4 million to testify against the accused Libyans. They have since recanted their evidence[17] [18] .
Prior to the ‘rebellion’ Gaddafi was working to change payment for Libyan oil from the US dollar to the African dinar[19]; Sarkozy said Libya was a ‘threat to the financial security of Mankind’[20].
Rothschild’s banks create money out of thin air and sell it to the people with interest, meaning they can never repay their ‘debt’[21] [22].
Unlike Cameron, Obama, Sarkozy etc., Gaddafi refused to sell his people out and Libya was DEBT FREE! [23] [24] [25]
It begins to become clear why Gaddafi gets the loyalty of his people and who is behind the bombing of a free and sovereign state and its people.
Libyans shared in the wealth of their country, free from the shackles of usury and private banking interests.
Gaddafi believed that parliamentary democracy was inherently corrupt. He believed true democracy come from the people. He believed the people should rule themselves; he explains this in his Green Book. [26]
Please read Qaddafi’s Green Book. Download link:
The draft UN report on human rights in Libya before the NATO bombings & invasion.


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30/08/2011 at 5:29 PM

Fifty Plus? Then it’s the Benefits Bus.

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A Telegraph report (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/8728179/100000-older-workers-forced-to-retire-early.html) suggests that if you are 50+ and lose your job, you are likely never to work again and be forced into early retirement, with a consequently lower pension- and perhaps dependence on state benefits?

That’s bad enough, but what about manual workers who cannot get their pension until they reach whatever arbitrary age the government decides on?

I though this government was all about reducing public spending, in particular the benefits bill to improve the countries finance? Surely this will place a greater burden on the public purse. Or maybe their plan to slash benefits, irrespective of the human and economic cost means this will have little overall impact?

And I have to ask the Telegraph, why have you said “…the Institute of Public Policy Research, which has links to the Labour Party”? What relevance does having links to the New Labour Party (correct title, if you please) have? Either the report is a reasonable assessment from a reputable body, or it isn’t and if it isn’t, explain why they are wrong; don’t try smear tactics by associating them and the report with New Labour.

I am of the opinion there is too much emphasis on getting the young into work. There should be no emphasis on helping any group back to work. The government must ensure the jobs are there, that they are secure and that anybody receiving benefits takes any reasonable job offer. This will only be done with the rebuilding of British manufacturing, at tax payers’ expense (initially) if necessary. But if there must be an emphasis, it should be with the older worker with a proven track record who, as the report suggests may find themselves unemployable.

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29/08/2011 at 11:45 AM

Fifty Plus? Then it’s the Benefits Bus.

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A Telegraph report (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/8728179/100000-older-workers-forced-to-retire-early.html) suggests that if you are 50+ and lose your job, you are likely never to work again and be forced into early retirement, with a consequently lower pension- and perhaps dependence on state benefits?
That’s bad enough, but what about the manual workers who cannot get their pension until they reach whatever arbitrary age the government decides on?
I though this government was all about reducing public spending, in particular the benefits bill to improve the countries finance? Surely this will place a greater burden on the public purse. Or maybe their plan to slash benefits, irrespective of the human and economic cost means this will have little overall impact?
And I have to ask the Telegraph, why have you said “…the Institute of Public Policy Research, which has links to the Labour Party”? What relevance does having links to the New Labour Party (correct title, if you please) have? Either the report is a reasonable assessment from a reputable body, or it isn’t and if it isn’t, explain why they are wrong; don’t try smear tactics by associating them and the report with New Labour.
I am of the opinion there is too much emphasis on getting the young into work. There should be no emphasis on helping any group back to work. The government must ensure the jobs are there, that they are secure and that anybody receiving benefits takes any reasonable job offer. This will only be done with the rebuilding of British manufacturing, at tax payers’ expense (initially) if necessary. But if there must be an emphasis, it should be with the older worker with a proven track record who, as the report suggests may find themselves unemployable.

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29/08/2011 at 11:45 AM

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