It hasnt been a good week for news worldwide so most of this is about bad news with touches of humour.
First , has trump actually gone completely ga-ga now. I ironically said they should arm kids but he has gone part the way by suggesting teachers should be armed. So lets work this out MORE guns not less guns would be beneficial.
Here are last years figures of death by guns
You might notice the UK is slightly lower than the US. Is that because they are more guns in the US or less? There are already more guns than people in the US. The only hope that American school kids and parents of kids sustain this latest push to be heard. not to be heard by Trump because he is on the NRA payroll and money is more important than lives especially kids!!!!!! Surely Senators themselves will listen eventually. As one young kid said why do you need an automatic rifle to defend your self and your family. surely a hand gun would be sufficient. That would immediately cut deaths. When will America see sense?
So thats Trump in the dock, next Putin and Assad in Syria. Genocide is being carried out as i write this piece in the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta. Russia claims they are are trying to flush out the terrorists hiding in hospitals and using civilians as cover. So the terrorists have guns and mortars. So they can inflict some damage to other civilians outside this suburb in Damascus. But the Russians are now bombing hospitals and civilians totally indiscriminately. They are even testing a new stealth fighter with new weapons. It is being tested on civilians.
And what is the UN doing? They are talking about it!!!!!!!! Again lives are cheap. The UN is pathetic.
Meanwhile in England Theresa May is cutting immigration. Numbers of EU immigrants has more than halved since Brexit was announced. The trouble is that it is the skilled workers who we need for our economy have voted with their feet. The non EU workers is still increasing and their skills are generally lesser. So we are “cutting our noses to spite our faces”
SOME MUCH NEEDED HUMOUR Cricket is allowed by the Taliban in Afghanistan but applause by the crowd is banned.
Thomas Edison invented the tattoo pen.
The most common occupation of a millionaire is teacher.
in 1989 41,000 Parisians received letters charging them with murder, extortion and prostitution instead of traffic offences. I’m willing to bet they paid their fines off promptly!!
Continuing on the humour theme we in Britain describe heavy rain in different ways. Some of them are:- Lashing it down (Lancs), Bucketing down (Staffs) Chucking it down (Yorks, North east), Pelting down (Scotland), Mizzling (South west, North east), Caning it(London) and Teeming it down (North East)
Finally a goverment £11 billion project to put energy smart meters in every home in the Uk has run into trouble. Once they are installed by 2020 they will save £47 per household on energy costs. A huge saving. The only trouble is they were provided free by one company, but I then changed supplier and they told me because their system was not compatible they couldn’t use them. A case of “the right hand not knowing what the left was doing!
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