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41) Message boards : Politics : Dale Farm Travellers (Message 1164023)
Posted 911 days ago by Profile Hev
A shameful affair.
42) Message boards : Politics : Big Media silence on those Occupy places (Message 1163072)
Posted 915 days ago by Profile Hev
You are right Orgil. There has been a mainstream media black out of the Occupy protests, only now are they beginning to take it seriously.

Big Media Afraid to Take Wall Street Protest Seriously, September 26, 2011

When it did get a mention initially the newscasters were derisive and never before have I seen such a blatant manipulation of the viewing public. I saw very clearly where the alliances of the media lay. This included CNN, CBC and shamefully BBC World, these are the news channels that I get.

In case anyone is interested, this is the origin of Occupy Wall Street Blame Canada I feel very proud.

I hope the 1% is beginning to get worried, they should.
43) Message boards : Politics : Dale Farm Travellers (Message 1156145)
Posted 936 days ago by Profile Hev
...repeal the "Human Rights Act"

Isn't that like turkeys voting for Christmas?
44) Message boards : Politics : Death Penalty, the endless question (Message 1155720)
Posted 937 days ago by Profile Hev
The whole world can not agree about the death penalty, so I doubt we have much chance here.

I think you'll find that the world is moving away from the death penalty.

Amnesty International has a list of countries that retain the death penalty for ordinary crimes

"Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Botswana, Chad, China, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cuba, Dominica, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Libya, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad And Tobago, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United States Of America, Vietnam, Yemen, Zimbabwe."

From wikipedia World death penalty map
45) Message boards : Politics : Bring Back Caning In Schools? (Message 1152884)
Posted 945 days ago by Profile Hev
Children are born into communities.

"It takes a village to raise a child." Nigerian proverb.
46) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Vancouver Earthquake (Message 1151271)
Posted 950 days ago by Profile Hev
Yes the first one is always the worst. Glad you are doing ok Hev.

Thanks uli, I guess you've had lots more experience. I notice that the local population in this ageing hippy paradise (nods to Celt Tooth) don't seem too fazed.
47) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Vancouver Earthquake (Message 1150960)
Posted 951 days ago by Profile Hev
Yes, it was scary. The whole house shook and stuff was rattling around. No damage though. I think I need earthquake training..
48) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Alien characters pictures. (Message 1149661)
Posted 955 days ago by Profile Hev

Captain Jack Harkness, maybe not technically an alien but I think he's pretty.
49) Message boards : Politics : Dale Farm Travellers (Message 1149048)
Posted 957 days ago by Profile Hev
From Doncaster council which has the largest number of Gypsy and Traveller population.

Gypsy & Traveller Myth Buster
50) Message boards : Politics : Dale Farm Travellers (Message 1149030)
Posted 957 days ago by Profile Hev
Genuine Romany Gypsies have been recognised as a community since the 1600's, and have a strong heritage and tradition, popularly evidenced by the by their folk dress and horse drawn gaily painted caravans etc. What we appear to have here, are "New Age Travellers" or Pikeys, as they are called in the UK. They are simply society drop-outs. They are not recognised in the same way, despite claims to the contrary.

However, if they are chucked out, they will just set up camp somewhere else illegaly, and it will all start all over again. And yes of course, the needs of the elderly and children must be borne in mind.

The only answer as I see it, is to negotiate a replacement legal site for them, as an equitable settlement for both sides.

That's correct Chris there just Pikeys and not the genuine Romany Gypsies.
And how the UN can support a group of people who have broken the law defies belief!! The UK government has no choice here other than to enact the law as it is laid down. If they fail to do so this will be seen as a sign of weakness and god knows what groups of people, under the banner of being minorities, will do to take unfair advantages. If the majority groups have to follow the law so too do the minorities. There can be no differentiation here what ever any groups circumstances are. Unfortunately the dunder heads in the UN have failed to realise this and so have jumped head first into a potential quagmire. If we wont the UN's advice then we will ask for it, until then they can shove-off and do something useful like defend those white farmers in Zimbabwe who have been cold bloodily murdered over the years, well, they are a minority group too.

So we have a hierarchy of different travelling communities? First of all these people are not "New Age Travellers" they are an ethnic cultural minority in their own right and have been around for several centuries.

The site that they are being evicted from was originally a "brownfield" site which was then termed "greenbelt" when it was bought, it was originally a scrapyard. Read the history of the restrictions on "travellers" with reference to the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 which repealed the Caravan Sites Act 1968 to provide sites for gypsy and traveller use.

Pikey is a pejorative term, offensive to the travelling community and seen as racist.

51) Message boards : Politics : Dale Farm Travellers (Message 1148997)
Posted 957 days ago by Profile Hev
Dale Farm Travellers get Jewish backing
52) Message boards : Politics : UK Riots (Message 1148265)
Posted 959 days ago by Profile Hev
Off with their heads? I'd start with the bankers.
53) Message boards : Politics : Dale Farm Travellers (Message 1148105)
Posted 960 days ago by Profile Hev
Here we go again, another minority to bash.

May be, but they are a minority with a big difference though.
Do you have these type gypsy's in Canada Hev?

Hi Michael, I have only recently moved back to live in Canada so don't know what the situation is here.

Previously though I worked in South London for a government initiated project to work with the socially and educationally excluded, some of these being from the travelling community.

Presumably the eviction from Dale Farm will include children, were will they go?

54) Message boards : Politics : Dale Farm Travellers (Message 1147834)
Posted 961 days ago by Profile Hev
Here we go again, another minority to bash.
55) Message boards : Politics : Jack Layton, may he rest in peace........... (Message 1145904)
Posted 965 days ago by Profile Hev
"My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world." Jack Layton
56) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Original Cafe @ 22/06/11 (Message 1129041)
Posted 1006 days ago by Profile Hev
It's ok Chris, avatars are like handbags, you can never have enough of them.

I see that Michael has very good taste and also likes a nice cup of tea.
57) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Stanley Cup musings........... (Message 1117450)
Posted 1038 days ago by Profile Hev

I've swiped this image, can't believe I've been sucked into this..
58) Message boards : Politics : A Misogynist World - Minus 8 MILLION women! (Message 1110192)
Posted 1058 days ago by Profile Hev

In the cold misogynist cruelty of India (and other anti-women countries/states/cultures/religions), perhaps 'market forces' might take over from Darwin to increase their 'value' due to their scarcity...

Time for an India women's movement?

Set up refuges where women can safely withdraw their services until they do gain due respect?

Or how many more generations will there be for continued misogynist ignorance?

We can all whinge on these forums, but what to do about it?

Anyone heard anything of Sakineh for a while?...

It's all our only world,

I think that you will find Martin, that there has been a women's movement in India for quite some time. The women's movement in India: Action and reflection
59) Message boards : Politics : Last one to leave California, turn out the lights. (Message 1105590)
Posted 1072 days ago by Profile Hev
Founded in 1919, the Communist Party USA has championed the struggles for democracy, labor rights, women’s equality, racial justice and peace for ninety years.

Isn't that what we all basically want, notwithstanding our own particular brand of politics?

I think anarchists, socialists, sexists, and racists would disagree.

Are you lumping anarchists and socialists in with sexists and racists?
60) Message boards : Politics : Last one to leave California, turn out the lights. (Message 1104610)
Posted 1076 days ago by Profile Hev

Thank you Keith for your link, I found it most encouraging. I thought that the Communist Party of the U.S. was moribund but now see that it is indeed alive and well and joining the fight for social justice.

One of the images shows the Young Communist League with the words Peace, Equality, Democracy and Socialism on their banner. Seems to me these are worthy goals.

For further information I can offer my own link a world where people come before profits

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