Saturday, 4 July 2015

What’s The German For ‘Lock Up Your Daughters’..?

A school in Bavaria has sent a letter home to parents warning them not to let their daughters wear revealing blouses or short skirts
Oh, great – here we go with German school uniform codes! So we…

Wait. What?
… because emergency accommodation for refugees has been set up next to the gym.
Ummm…
… the headteacher recently sent out a letter to parents to give reassurance about extra security measures.
"For the refugees, access to the school gardens and buildings is strictly forbidden. The same goes for the school grounds during the day.
The number of teachers on duty during breaks has been increased," read the letter from headteacher Martin Thalhammer.
That gives you a good idea of the sort of people you’re welcoming into your country, doesn’t it?
The letter goes on to give students instructions on how to deal with the situation: "The Syrian citizens are mainly Muslims and speak Arabic. The refugees are marked by their own culture. Because our school is directly next to where they are staying, modest clothing should be adhered to, in order to avoid discrepancies.
Revealing tops or blouses, short shorts or miniskirts could lead to misunderstandings.
It’s just as well they weren’t settled in Essex then, or the older males might have a stroke…
The letter has not been met favourably by some parents, but a local politician, who did not want to be named, told Die Welt the move was "absolutely necessary".
"When Muslim teenage boys go to open air swimming pools, they are overwhelmed when they see girls in bikinis," he said. "These boys, who come from a culture where for women it is frowned upon to show naked skin, follow girls and bother them without realizing. Obviously this is concerning for us," he continued.
And the thing to do is instruct your ladies to forget about the West’s freedoms, and cover up. Obviously!

What Are They Supposed To Do, Cut Them In Half And Count The Rings?

Oh, no. Wait. That’s trees
Children fleeing the horrors of warzones such as Syria and Afghanistan are being routinely misclassified as over-18 and locked up in adult detention centres in breach of Government policies and legal guidelines, an investigation has discovered.
Mistakes are happening because officers make decisions on age based on teenagers’ appearances.
But this method is particularly unreliable because the early onset of facial hair among many boys from the Middle East can make some look older than their European or east Asian counterparts.
Yes, it’s yet another attempt to bang the drum for Open Borders and shame the UK into taking more Third World refugees.

Well, I’m not buying it. Not when they seem to have as many complaints about their treatment here as they do about the countries they’ve fled from:
Fawad arrived in the UK alone last year after all of his family were killed during the fighting in Iraq. Immigration officials found him in Dover and immediately decided he was over 18. In fact he was just 15.
“The detention centre was a scary place. There were huge grey buildings inside tall metal fences. It was cold. I barely slept. There were so many adults of all ages, speaking so many languages and I felt so alone.”
After three days in the centre he was released and moved to shared accommodation, but once again he was held with adults.
“I did not feel safe,” Fawad recalled. “The place was dirty and dark. I often felt anxious and jumpy. I just wanted to be around people my own age.”
Rauf, 15, fled Syria and was smuggled to the UK after his father was taken by an extremist group. Rauf (not his real name) was found by police and taken to Harmondsworth detention centre, near Heathrow. He told immigration officials he was 15 but they did not believe him.
“I was held in a room with several adults and I was scared to go to sleep,” he said. After two weeks in detention, the Refugee Council’s Children Section managed to get Rauf out while he was being assessed by social services. Finally, his given age was accepted.
“There are no words to describe the horror of detention: it was a prison...” he said.
Yeah, yeah, but no-one was shelling you, or murdering your relatives, or preventing you from getting fed and clothed and educated at someone else’s expense, were they?

So a bit of gratitude wouldn’t come amiss.

Friday, 3 July 2015

This Is What Veganism Does To The Brain…

Animal rights protesters dressed in costumes targeted meat traders in Wickford High Street for the second time in two weeks.
A group of about 12 people gathered outside J Clark and Sons on Tuesday morning, including some dressed as chickens.
Earlier this month, protesters stood outside Iceland supermarket, opposite the butcher’s shop, to voice their opposition to the sale of “exotic” animal meat.
Oooh, yum! I love exotic meat. Must nip to Wickford and…

Oh.
But staff at J Clark and Sons said they do not sell any such meat.
/facepalm

Because Without Councils, Nothing Would Get Done..!

Heavy barriers have replaced temporary traffic lights and cones after reports exasperated drivers were throwing them off the road.
*tuts* Typical! People can’t wait five minu…

Oh.
Drivers in Kennington apparently got so fed-up with a (sic) eight-month road closure of Bagley Wood Road…
Eight months..?! What are they doing, supergluing pebbles in by hand?
Oxfordshire County Council closed the road in October to carry out repairs which have still not been done.
*boggle*
This week the cones and traffic lights were replaced with heavy water-filled barriers and traffic priority signs. But it is still not clear when the repairs will actually be done.
Richard Gregory, who lives on the road, said it was still perfectly usable and no worse than many other roads around Oxfordshire.
And the council is – as expected for famously car-phobic Oxford – quite blasé about it:
County council spokeswoman Catarina Walsh said: “We cannot give an absolute date at this present time when we will be carrying out the work as it all hinges on us obtaining permission to go ahead from the district council.
“It will be during the summer months of July or August this year.”
Here’s a tip: maybe close the road when you’ve actually got the permission, and not eight months before? Just a thought…

Thursday, 2 July 2015

This Is Why London Can’t Have Nice Things…

Rough sleepers have sparked outrage by camping at the 7/7 memorial and turning the plaque inscribed with the names of the 52 victims into a dinner table.
The memorial site in Hyde Park is also being treated as a makeshift toilet by the homeless eastern European group, triggering anger among survivors of the 2005 terrorist attack on London.
Yup, and it’s not just memorials - they are even defacing London’s newest and most impressive work of art.

One can only hope it smites them, since the authorities are proving woefully lacking in ideas for a resolution of this situation:
Cllr Nickie Aiken, Westminster City Council’s cabinet member for public protection, said: “All memorials should be treated with sensitivity and respect, but this one even more so with the tenth anniversary of the London terror attacks just a few days away.
“I was appalled when I saw the photographs. As soon as we knew about the problems, the council notified Royal Parks Police and Immigration Enforcement officers, bringing together the right agencies to address the issue as soon as possible.”
And they’ll move them on. And another bunch will take their place. And the merry-go-round will keep on going, until we pull out of the damned EU…

You Couldn’t Make It Up (And You Don’t Have To…)

Another day, another London stabbing
The victim was found with serious stab wounds lying in a service road behind the Kensal Green Safer Neighbourhood base in Harlesden at 6.30pm yesterday.
Yup. You’re correct. That is a police station!
Neighbours described the alleyway, which runs behind a number of shops, takeaways, and a pub, “crawling with police” after the fatal stabbing.
Presumably that’s so unusual as to be remarked upon. That might be a clue to why there’s been a stabbing in the first place…

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Oh, The Humanity! (Part 258792)

A Muslim law graduate says he sees or experiences hate crime in Brighton on a “daily basis” .
Hmmm, OK. Any examples?
Mageed Gharib, 22, says incidents of prejudice in his home-town include his relative being called a ‘dirty Arab’ while parking a car.
Just while parking a car? A random passerby abused him, out of the blue, unprovoked?
“A few months ago I was with a family member and we took the parking space that the other person wanted near Churchill Square and they got called a ‘dirty Arab’.”
Aha! A parking dispute suddenly becomes a ‘hate crime’ solely by use of the noticing of a personal characteristice; if he’d called him ‘fat’ instead, it’d simply remain a parking dispute.

There must be more to it than that. Surely?
He said: “I witness it all the time – you see how differently people treat you. “I remember about a year ago during Eid one of my friends was wearing his Islamic clothing, and the looks he was getting... ”
Ah. Right. You dress differently to everyone else then complain when they look at you. Goths, nuns and Beefeaters feel your pain, Mageed…
He added: “As a Muslim living in Brighton I have personally witnessed and experienced hate crime on a daily basis.
“I feel that this is especially bad due to Brighton’s great diversity of religions, cultures, and sexual orientations.”
Yeah, yeah. Will we see you and your fellow mosque-goers at the next Brighton ‘Pride’ march, then, Mageed?

Understatement Of The Year!

Nicola Gatto, defending, told the court how Donaghy suffered with mental health issues stemming from his abuse of cannabis from the age of 14.
She said his mental "frailties" may be a reason for him over-reacting in stressful situations.
Well, we can all overreact in some situations, can't we?

Oh.
Bolton Crown Court was told how Donaghy had been at a party next door to his home, and had drunk half a bottle of vodka and six cans of lager. When he went home, he tried to grab a vodka bottle from his then-girlfriend, Lydia MacDonald, and assaulted her. His mother intervened and the three of them fought, with the battle spilling into the house garden which alerted the revellers at the party next door.
Donaghy's cousin Austin Mort ran across and told him to let go of Miss MacDonald, which he did. He said Donaghy had been "wide-eyed" and was clenching his teeth. Danny Phillips said he ran over at that point, held Donaghy at arm's length, and told him to calm down, which prompted the teenager to head butt him twice.
Ryan Phillips then got involved and fought with Donaghy, before the latter was forced inside by his mother.
The court was told how Donaghy and Mr Phillips had known each other for eight years, but there had been tensions after both had been in a relationship with the same woman.
After picking up a knife in the kitchen, he got out and leapt over a fence towards Mr Phillips, then stabbed him.
*speechless*

Tuesday, 30 June 2015