Posts Tagged England
‘Think Tank’ be buggered, the idiots are so damned stupid, the answer is right under their noses and I am not talking about a moustache!
‘Legal highs’ must be banned faster claims new report
Government efforts to clamp down on the sale of dangerous substances – known as legal highs – are failing, a think-tank has warned.
The Centre for Social Justice – set up by Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith – says the UK is a leading hub for selling the drugs online.
Last year, 52 people in England and Wales died after taking legal highs, up from 28 the previous year.
Ministers said they were banning whole groups of drugs to tackle the problem.
The report, No Quick Fix, says legal highs, also known as club drugs including Salvia and Green Rolex, have similar effects to banned drugs, but they can be sold legally as long as they are clearly marked “not for human consumption”.
They are often marketed as bath salts or research chemicals.
The drugs can cause permanent bladder damage, blood poisoning and death.
According to the Centre for Social Justice, there are now more than 130 UK-registered websites selling the products cheaply by mail order.
The report also says there are 250 types of these psychoactive substances in circulation – so many that they now outnumber controlled drugs.
The think-tank said one in 12 young people in the UK said they had taken legal highs – the highest figure in Europe.
In England, 6,486 people were treated in 2011-12 for abusing these types of drugs, an increase of 39% since 2005-06, it said.
CSJ’s policy director, Alex Burghart, said: “Last year, one death every week was related to legal highs – that’s a substantial rise on the year before so we know this is a serious problem.”
‘Faster on its feet’
There is a quick fix answer, and it’s so bloody obvious.
Decriminalise all drugs!
If drugs had never been criminalised, so called ‘legal highs’ would never have existed, there would never have been a need for them.
These ‘think tank’ types are nothing but a bunch of wankers who can’t see outside the frickin box.
If you decriminalise all drugs, ‘legal highs’ just disappear because people don’t want them, the people know they are too dangerous. But they are driven to them because ‘safer’ drugs aren’t available.
Think tank… they couldn’t think if their pathetic lives depended on it!
You never heard of “52, nor 28 the previous year dying” of cannabis, and probably not of heroin either. You also probably never heard of figures like “one in twelve high school kids” trying cannabis either.
Bunch of stupid bastards… I don’t know why I even spend my time writing about them.
According to the Mail On-line on William and Kate’s baby:
“It is believed the Royal Baby could result in a £250 million boost for Britain’s shops.”
It is up to the Royal Family to ensure England stays afloat.
Keep the Royals pregnant!
The English government has made its biggest mistake ever!
Politicians are stupid!
Gas fracking: Ministers approve shale gas extraction
The government has given the go-ahead for a firm to resume the controversial technique known as fracking to exploit gas in Lancashire.
The company, Cuadrilla, was stopped from fracking after two tremors near Blackpool.
Conditions have been imposed to minimise the risk of seismic activity.
In fracking, a mixture of water, sand and some chemicals is pumped into a well under high pressure to force the gas from the rock.
The Energy Secretary Ed Davey said shale gas was a promising new potential energy resource for the UK. It might contribute significantly to energy security and substitute for imports which are increasing as North Sea gas is decreasing.
But he warned against over-excitement: “We are still in the very early stages of shale gas exploration in the UK and it is likely to develop slowly.
“It is essential that its development should not come at the expense of local communities or the environment. Fracking must be safe and the public must be confident that it is safe.”
England is NOT America where you have wide open spaces.
1. The introduction of fracking will destroy the traditional quiet balmy rural English countryside.
The countryside will be scarred like this and worse.
2. The jury is still out as to whether fracking produces earthquakes. The earthquakes near Blackpool should be a warning, but once again, no one is listening.
3. Fracking IS proven to contaminate and pollute. The American experience of kitchen taps producing flammable water should be enough to stop this insidious practice, but again, nobody is listening.
I read this on another site:
“The process is safe and controlled
If all goes well,”
“If all goes well???” Well it won’t.
Fracking is hit and miss technology. Not enough is known about it, except that it is known to cause problems.
Even the CEO of Cuadrilla Resources, the company operating near Blackpool where recent earthquakes have been attributed to their fracking operations, has admitted that “You never have control. Fractures will always go into the path of least resistance.”
Read that again, “you NEVER have control!”
The only thing that is known for a fact is that the companies get rich, and once again the people suffer!
It appears as if G4S has screwed up.
Olympic Games security: May to make urgent statement
Home Secretary Theresa May is to make an urgent statement in the Commons on Olympics security, after it emerged an extra 3,500 troops were needed.
The defence secretary had been due to submit a written statement but Labour tabled an urgent question to the House.
The troops are in addition to 13,500 already agreed, amid fears contractor G4S may not have enough trained staff.
G4S said it had “encountered some delays” in processing applicants through the final stages of training.
Keith Vaz, the Labour chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee, tabled an urgent question to the government on Olympics security after earlier saying he would write to the home secretary for an explanation.
He said he was “deeply concerned” that G4S were unable to deliver their contract and that “the Home Office have left contingency plans to the last moment”.
Mr Vaz said he had also asked G4S’s chief executive and chairman to appear before the committee next week.
Source: BBC News Read more
If G4S has screwed up, the solution is simple…
Stop pussy-footing around.
Don’t pay the bastards!
Save England £300m and use the army.
When one hears of hungry children, one immediately thinks of Africa, places like Somalia and Ethiopia, or the Sudan. But one never equates the phrase ‘hungry children’ with England.
The problem of hungry children
Teachers are trained to deal with various special needs, but the fundamental issue of hunger in UK classrooms is rarely discussed
• Call for teachers to complete a Guardian survey to probe into whether austerity is having a direct impact on pupil hunger
As teachers we have probably all had hungry children in our class. There wasn’t time for breakfast, they overslept, their sister/brother/dog/hamster had eaten all the Coco-Pops. You have heard the excuses and know the knock-on effects.
Few can say they witnessed a child actually foraging for pencil sharpenings to eat because they were so hungry. But I did.
Callum had come in early that cold winter morning and was helping his teacher with a few jobs before class – one of which was sharpening the pencils. I’d popped up from my year four classroom to borrow something or other and walked in to see him guiltily shoving a handful of wooden pencil shavings into his mouth.
Source: The Guardian Read more
When a kid has to eat pencil sharpenings to keep hunger at bey there is something seriously wrong with the system.
The politicians have just got the plot so totally wrong.
Austerity, while it looks good on paper, it doesn’t put food on the table.
I am not talking about government handouts, that’s just as evil. I’m talking about people having jobs, people having dignity, people having the ability to feed their kids.
But the politicians are too busy worrying about their own necks, too busy worrying about the banks, too busy worrying about the rich getting richer. They have ignored the plight of the people who have been robbed by the institutions so that they can be rich.
The plot needs to be rewritten. Priorities need to be changed.
Cigarette vending machines banned in England
The sale of tobacco from vending machines has been banned in England, with anyone caught selling cigarettes in machines facing a fine of £2,500.
The Department of Health said the ban had been introduced to prevent under-age sales to children and to support adults who were trying to quit.
The rest of the UK is expected to implement a similar ban next year.
Some pub landlords say it is a further threat to a livelihood that has already been damaged by the smoking ban.
But Cancer Research and the British Heart Foundation have welcomed the move.
According to the Department of Health, nearly all adult smokers started smoking before they turned 18.
Of the children who regularly smoke, 11% buy their cigarettes from vending machines.
Source BBC News Read more
I had my first cigarette at eight because I stole a pack of 10 de Reszke from my father’s shop. Why? Because stealing was wrong, because I knew smoking was wrong.
Boys do that.
This move is not going to make any difference. Kids will smoke, simply because they are not allowed to.
The 11% who buy their cigarettes from vending machines only do it because you made buying them from the shop illegal.
With the machines gone, they will find more inventive ways to get their cigarettes. You won’t stop kids smoking as long as you say, “you can’t!”
It’s the same with booze, it’s the same with cannabis, it’s the same with anything you make illegal.
Don’t believe me?
Go on, make chocolate, coca cola or coffee illegal and watch the consumption sky rocket.
Honestly, you guys have no idea of human nature.