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calendar   Tuesday - March 15, 2011

Restorative justice conference.  say what?  read about it. more pc bs

I just discovered that I did not post this days ago.  I thought I had.

Don’t know what you’ll make of it. I guess the kids could be thought of as rude. But hey ... firstly they didn’t say anything directly to the lady copper.
What a bunch of snitches and do gooders. 

I guess saying stuff that’s politically incorrect is now a potential crime. Or wait on there. It is a crime. In this case, it has to be victimless since the object of the jibe didn’t hear it, and knew nothing about it till someone grassed the kids.

I think it’s funny to be honest.  See what you think.

Five boys, 13, hauled to police ‘justice’ meeting for calling woman officer ‘PC Nipples’ behind her back
By DAILY MAIL REPORTER

Five schoolboys were subjected to a 90-minute dressing down by four police officers after they called a female constable ‘PC Nipples’.

The group of 13-year-olds were forced to attend the ‘restorative justice conference’ after calling the officer names behind her back.

The conferences are usually held to allow the victims of serious crimes to come face-to-face with the perpetrators.

Restorative justice conference?  What a load of pure and stupid sounding BS! And four cops spend 90 minutes over schoolboy jokes?
What a screwed up place this is.  I can’t see the harm these kids did.  What victim? Where?
Piss ant big brother nanny state.

But in this case the group of boys were hauled before the PC involved, a sergeant and two other officers to make them aware of the consequences their actions had.

The deputy head of Purbeck School, Wareham, Dorset also attended, as did the boys’ parents, with the meeting concluding after they apologised to the female officer.

The incident occurred last month when the officer visited the school to talk to the boys about a playground incident in her role as a school liaison officer.

It is understood that she was then called the names ‘PC Nipples’ and ‘PC Ball Sack’ while she was out of the room and was told of the remarks later.

The boys were sent home and their parents were informed about the incident that night and asked to attend the conference which took place at the school last week.

Reg Foy, father of one of the pupils, accused the police of wasting time and ‘using a sledgehammer to crack a nut’ following the conference

However, the father of one of boys has now accused the police of wasting their time and resources and for using a ‘sledgehammer to crack a nut.’

Reg Foy, whose son was involved, said: ‘All the parents of the boys were telephoned and called to this justice conference.

‘The meeting consisted of three uniformed officers, one being a sergeant to “chair” it, one plain clothes community safety manager, one teacher, four sets of parents and the five boys concerned.

‘The meeting lasted for one-hour-and-forty minutes and concluded with the boys apologising to the female constable for name calling.

‘At the end of the day it was a bit of name calling, the boys were wrong and they apologised.

‘I presume this woman officer will be called other names during her policing career, is she going to hold a restorative justice conference with all of those who do it?’

Yvonne Surman, Dorset police safe schools and communities team manager, said: ‘The female officer is based at the school one day a week.

‘In the course of her duties she was the subject of verbal abuse of a sexual nature from a group of students.

‘In line with the values of the team, the officer expressed to teachers that she would prefer the incident to be dealt with through a restorative justice conference in which she would come face to face with the students with the aim of helping them to realise the effect of their behaviour.

‘This restorative approach was an alternative to the standard punitive measures which would have been taken by the school under usual circumstances and the team received positive feedback from both the parents and the officer involved in the conference.’

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‘In the course of her duties she was the subject of verbal abuse of a sexual nature from a group of students.’

Uh huh. “A group of students” But was it this particular group?  We don’t know. The article doesn’t say. Doesn’t even appear to hint it was this particular group.  And as usual with authority .... the kids had to say sorry. Even if they weren’t. Which makes an apology worthless.

Hell, had one of the kids been mine (had we any children to begin with) I’d never allow him to apologize for this under these circumstances.
On the other hand and on reflection, I do suppose that having heard (second hand) that she was referred to as PC Nipples by some boys, that her life was diminished and she suffered great emotional damage and will most like ask for a year off to recover.  On full pay of course.


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 03/15/2011 at 02:25 PM   
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politically incorrect statement causes suspension for tv producer.

Just another one of those damned annoying pol. correct things this country is enamoured of.
Quick. Find a tree and bring a rope. Or at the least, tar and feathers for incorrect thinking and, gasp, saying incorrect things. Out loud. Where ppl can hear. Oh the crime!

We do not have a TV, and if we did we wouldn’t catch this one anyway. Not to our taste, once saw part of an episode a long time ago. Lots of reason for not liking it but , this sure isn’t one of them.

The guy is quite right. Read it and see if you don’t agree. It’s true of this village.

In the 7 yrs we’ve been here (come April), we haven’t seen a single Indian, or anyone from Pakistan or China. Have seen only one black person and that was perhaps three or four years ago, and none since.  And it isn’t due to ppl here keeping anyone out.
They couldn’t if they wanted to.  We see some in town, not too many so far. Speaking of muslims now. They’re here but just not in this village. But the way some ppl talk, and understand this, not just libtards, you would think it’s a crime against humanity if a village only had white folks living in it.  Not only that, there are actually people here, mostly on the left as you’d guess, who insist that places like this should go out and actively seek minorities to move here, in an effort to stay in step with this diversity shit. And trust me. That’s exactly what it is.

The fact of the matter is that most rural villages throughout this country, happen to be populated by mostly white people. It’s just the way things fall out. There are very few if any homes in rural areas that have welfare housing, so that eliminates quite a few.  And mostly, those people just do not seek out rural areas to live in. With the possible exception of gypsies/travellers. But that’s an entirely different subject.

So here … take a look.


Suspended Midsomer Murders producer in crisis talks after revealing he excludes ethnic characters

By DAILY MAIL REPORTER

The executive producer of Midsomer Murders was in crisis talks about his future on the show today after revealing he deliberately excludes ethnic characters.
Brian True-May was taken to a meeting in a chauffeur-driven Mercedes and a further statement is expected to be released later.

Mr True-May, who has already been suspended, refused to comment as he left the house in Great Missenden, Bucks.
The executive producer created a storm by saying he did not use black or Asian people in the ITV drama because ‘it wouldn’t be an English village with them’.

He described it as the ‘last bastion of Englishness’ which relied on an ‘English genteel eccentricity’, claiming it ‘wouldn’t work’ if it suggested there was racial diversity in village life.
Mr True-May told the Radio Times if he had more minority cast members ‘we might be in Slough’.

His comments sparked fury among charities and campaigners and he was suspended by the production company behind the show All3Media. ITV also said it was ‘shocked and appalled’.

But scores of viewers made clear they felt the suspension was a total overreaction and his own co-stars came out in support.
Neil Dudgeon, who has taken over the lead role from John Nettles, said he more than trusted his producer’s judgment.
He said: ‘If people have been quite happy for it not to really change in 14 years, there’s no reason to suppose they’re going to want it to change now.’
Jason Hughes, who plays DS Ben Jones added that he had always wondered whether any Asian or black characters would be brought into the show.
He said: ‘I don’t think we would all suddenly go, “A black gardener in Midsomer? You can’t have that!” ‘I think we’d all go, ‘Great, fantastic”.’

Viewers writing online agreed the producer’s comments were clumsy but pointed out that Midsomer could hardly be seen as a typical English village given that it had such an unrealistically high murder rate.
On the website digitalspy’s chat room, one user called cloudfactory said it was ‘ridiculous’ he was suspended for ‘saying something perfectly reasonable’.

When asked to clarify what he meant, he added. ‘Well, we just don’t have ethnic minorities involved. Because it wouldn’t be the English village with them. It just wouldn’t work. Suddenly we might be in Slough.
‘Ironically, Causton [the fictional local town in Midsomer Murders] is supposed to be Slough. And if you went in to Slough you wouldn’t see a white face there.
‘We’re the last bastion of Englishness and I want to keep it that way.’
He admitted that Englishness should include other races, but added: ‘Maybe I’m not politically correct’.

And then we hear from a muslim rep. on the issue. He makes it sound like it’s ONLY THEM involved. What a surprise that is. Like this is supposed to be an attack on muzzies.

Mohammed Shafiq, of the Ramadhan Foundation, which aims to create a better understanding between Muslims and non-Muslims, said: ‘There is a wider agenda in what he is saying which is worrying for me.
‘To try to wipe us or our presence off television screens is wrong and factually incorrect.’

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 03/15/2011 at 01:05 PM   
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Fair and Balanced

I’ve had emails decrying my emphasis on pretty redheads. Give the brunettes equal time! Do a post on Katherine Heigl!

Well, maybe. Not sure about KH; I think she just has superb stylists on her payroll. I’ll see what I can do about the brunettes. You’ve got to understand my obsession is hard to overcome ...


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Ok, Ok, I’m trying ... Oh God she’s so cute.




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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 03/15/2011 at 12:21 PM   
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Ancient road uncovered that predates Roman invasion

WOW!

What’s next?

This really is huge news to anyone who follows this kind of thing, or any of those with even a basic interest in ancient history.

They seem to find things here all the time, and with each new discovery I find myself seeing things as if for the very first time. I’m always excited by the latest discovery, even when I don’t quite understand the explanation given for some things.  Of course, the one question I continually have is, how could so much have stayed buried untouched for so long? And never mind things buried.  Ppl with metal detectors are still uncovering antiquities that are not buried very deep at all.

This article will be in our paper tomorrow.  There are a lot of photos to go along with this at the link below. Those interested will enjoy I know. With regard to those photos, I can’t see what they’re talking about cos it looks more like trenches. I always wondered just how they could be sure that some things found are as they think they are.  It’s magic.

There’s one thing bothers me. When you go to the linked site, there’s an artist’s drawing of what I think the artist thinks those ancient folks dressed like. Don’t think so unless they did their shopping at Top Shop.  You’ll see what I mean.


Archaeologists find cobbled road that was built 100 years BEFORE they invaded

By CLARE ELLICOTT
Last updated at 3:22 PM on 15th March 2011

History teaches us that the Romans built our road system and civilised Britain.

But incredible new evidence may prompt another look at the question of what the Romans did for us.

Archaeologists have uncovered an ancient highway built before the Roman Conquest which suggests that Iron Age man may have beaten them to it.

He said: ‘Obviously major routes were used throughout pre-history and we know where some of these ran, but they were not constructed roads - they were just routes.

‘This is the first time anyone has identified an engineered road in several phases, clearly constructed before the Romans arrived. It’s entirely unique.

‘The traditional view currently is that the Romans came over to Britain, built the roads and civilised the people. But we have found that this road was built before the Romans invaded.

‘Indeed, the road thought to have been Roman seems to have been built on top of the Iron Age road that was already there.’

The cobbled road, which was built from elder wood, silt and cobbles, stretches around 1,000ft but it is thought to have been part of a route that might have been up to 40 miles long.

Experts believe it was originally a Bronze Age and early-to-mid Iron Age livestock droveway, which was transformed into a fully-surfaced highway in the first century BC.

The road, which is surfaced with cobbles, was cambered to allow good drainage and even has a kerb fence system to hold the edge in place.

It was rebuilt twice with a fresh layer of silt and stones before the Romans invaded.

The road continued to be used after the conquest, into the second century AD, with surviving ruts suggesting it was used by carts laden with goods.
It was discovered near to Shrewsbury by a team of archaeologists led by Mr Malim, from the UK environmental planning consultancy SLR.

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 03/15/2011 at 11:06 AM   
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Willfull Blindness

Is “journalist” another word for “idiot”? I have to wonder sometimes. Perhaps this is a deeper question than it appears to be. Seen at Theo’s, a link to a Telegraph article that asks “Why is there no looting in Japan?” after their disaster.

Maybe it’s because they actually have a culture? One that deplores that kind of behavior? One that honors honor? Or honesty? Oh, and they’re about as ethnically homogeneous a society as you can find, so that, um, “post-Katrina” aspect isn’t in play either.

I don’t know how Japan works. I don’t know how, or if, their society is layered. In the long ago past they had a very stratified society, with a beaten down group of untouchables at the very bottom. I’ve also had the opinion for a long time that they are one of the more obedient cultures.

Perhaps they know that the whole world is watching, and don’t want to embarrass their country on TV. Perhaps they actually are a civilized society.

What do you think the reason is? The Telegraph author isn’t the only one asking this question.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 03/15/2011 at 08:58 AM   
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snake bites breast …. snake dies …

Back again after an off day. The world is still here, just.

So I booted with a few items in mind I wanted to share.  While Drew is concerned with freedoms being lost, and well we all should be, I can not help but think that ppl are also getting a lot dumber.

Here’s an example.  How’s this for stupid?  I feel sorry for the snake. 

two of nature’s beautiful creatures

Wrong!  The snake may be beautiful to some and I guess it actually is. And it’s natural. But the model is anything but natural and beautiful may be a bit ott.


Snake dies from silicone poisoning after biting model’s breast during photoshoot

By DAILY MAIL REPORTER

It should have been an alluring photoshoot between two of nature’s beautiful creatures as a model wrapped herself in a snake.

But surgically enhanced Israeli model Orit Fox got more than she bargained for when the massive boa constrictor took objection to her over familiarity and reacted by biting into her breast.

However, it was the snake who came off worse because, while Ms Fox need a tetanus shot in hospital, the reptile later died from silicone poisoning.


SOURCE AND STILL SHOTS


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 03/15/2011 at 08:49 AM   
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Booyah

Indian Navy Captures Pirate Mother Ship, 61 Pirates




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The operation is one of the most successful since Somalian pirates escalated their campaign of extortion and kidnap on the Indian Ocean two years ago.

The Indian authorities have yet to disclose the nationality of the suspects but they are believed to be from either Somalia or Yemen.

They were arrested after an Indian naval ship closed in on a hijacked fishing vessel just under 700 miles off the Kerala coastal port of Cochin.

The boat was carrying 61 suspected pirates and 13 of the boat’s crew who had been held captive.

The suspected pirates had hijacked the boat, the Mozambique-flagged Vega 5 in December last year and had since used it as a base for attacks on other ships.

They were finally caught on Sunday after they opened fire on the approaching Indian naval ship. They were forced to jump overboard when their own vessel was set ablaze [and] caught fire in fierce retaliatory fire from the Indian ship.

The 13 original crew members were freed in the raid. Indian officials said they found 80 to 90 small arms or rifles and some heavy weapons on the fishing vessel.



So what they’re really saying is that they managed to pluck 61 pirates from the drink, and that the prisoners were freed after the ship was captured. Unfortunately, in order to capture the ship it was necessary to shoot it full of holes, set it on fire, and sink it. Gee, too bad. Best idea: don’t shoot at the navy; they can shoot back much better.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 03/15/2011 at 08:47 AM   
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partial hiatus

I haven’t done much posting this week or last week. Life takes precedence. With the loss of my largest and most dependable customer last year my window cleaning sideline job has pretty much ground to a halt. The little bit of office cleaning that I do doesn’t cover the gap. So I’m looking for work, and that eats time. I swore I’d never go back to retail, but that’s one place that has jobs when you don’t have any specialized skills that are in demand. You do what you have to do, right, even if it isn’t always exactly what you want to do. So go fill out the forms, talk to a manager if you can find one, and go sit by the phone. We’ll call you if anything opens up. Right.

At the same time I’ve got a family situation, with my MIL back in the hospital having ascites problems. Ascites is a build up of bodily fluid, often caused by cancer or cirrhosis of the liver. She’s had a bunch of tests, but so far they haven’t shown much. More tests to follow. I suspect NAFLD caused by gross obesity and sedentary living, but I am not a doctor. After her hysterectomy last year, the odds of it being cancer are pretty slight.

Plus it’s tax time once again. Got to fill out all the lovely little forms, track down the deductions, see how the rules have changed this year for this and that, and so forth.

I think I’m also having an episode of blogger’s malaise. The world is a mess that just keeps getting worse. Wherever you turn there is a horrible situation, whether it’s the earthquake/tsunami/radiation leak horror in Japan, the inevitable collapse of the uprising in Libya, or the never ending erosion of freedom in Europe and the USA. Spreading the word and voicing contrary opinions just starts to feel useless after a while. We’re all just little grains of wheat and the great grinding wheels of politics and nature are going to grind us into flour whether we like it or not. Sure, sure, in the right circumstances flour can explode, but those who run the mill know just how much humidity to put in the air to keep that from happening. I’ll get over this, and be back yammering about it all soon I guess. I think the world’s reaction to current events in Libya, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and Bahrain are very telling: we could care less what you do to your people, just keep the oil flowing. Is that international respect for other nation’s autonomy, or is it callous indifference merely for our own economic status quo? Neither, or both? But if we are of a mind to ignore such situations in places that we have some financial relationship with, why are we bothering to fight wars over similar things in places that have nothing we want to buy? It doesn’t make sense to me.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 03/15/2011 at 07:59 AM   
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calendar   Sunday - March 13, 2011

brit journalist calls obama, the first npr president. some interesting thoughts from toby harnden

Fairly late for me and was about to close when I found this.
Don’t know why I missed it earlier today as I usually read this guy.

Anyway ... you might take issue with a bit of it but overall, I think he’s on our side.

He is a Brit reporter based in the USA, and writes this column with his take on the USA, politics and people.


American Way: Barack Obama, America’s first NPR president

By Toby Harnden
A VERY PUBLIC HUMILIATION

If proof were needed that some people at the top of National Public Radio despise the public then it was provided last week. In a delicious sting carried out by the young conservative troublemaker James O’Keefe, Americans were offered a glimpse of the different planet a certain class of liberal inhabits.

For the uninitiated, NPR (officially, they’ve actually dropped the radio bit as they pursue digital expansion) is viewed a little bit like the BBC is in Britain, only much more so: Left-leaning, worthy and a more than a little self-satisfied. Stereotypically, it’s preferred by those who much granola, sip lattes and seldom shave – especially the men.

Until recently, NPR seemed to be moving away from the stereotype. Then, it fired Juan Williams, a black commentator who professed to be a liberal but regularly expressed fairly conservative views on Fox News. When he said that he got “nervous” when he saw people wearing “Muslim garb” on an aeroplane, NPR pronounced that this “undermined his credibility as a news analyst” and canned him.

But Williams had the last laugh, immediately securing a multi-million dollar new contract with Fox, where he has happily denounced his former employer ever since.
Williams had been a popular broadcaster and the cack-handed way in which he was sent packing (Vivian Schiller, the CEO, suggested that the reasons for his remarks was a matter between him “and his psychiatrist”) infuriated its local member stations.  It also prompted calls for the end of federal funding, which amounts to an average of 10 percent of the revenue of the member stations.

Then, O’Keefe (who said he was motivated by the Williams affair) arranged for two members of a bogus Muslim charity to try to entice NPR executives with a donation of $5 million. And boy did he pull it off.

Ron Schiller (no relation to Vivian), NPR’s chief fundraiser, gave a display of such condescending smugness and disdain for ordinary Americans and everyone outside his little coastal cocoon that it would have been dismissed as caricature had the script been written for him.

Over a surreptitiously-videotaped meal at Georgetown’s Café Milano, known as a hang-out for wealthy Arabs, Schiller stated that the Tea Party was made up of “white, Middle-America, gun-toting… seriously racist people”.
He sniffed that “the thing that I guess I’m most disturbed by and disappointed by in this country which is that the educated, so-called elite in this country, is too small a percentage of the population – so you have this very large uneducated part of the population that carries these ideas”.

Sound familiar? Back in April 2008, Barack Obama was captured on tape at a San Francisco fundraiser stating that industrial decline meant that people “get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them”.
Like Schiller (who resigned, along with his namesake), Obama was trying to get some money. And both of them did so by saying what they really thought with an unusual abandon.

Such haughty pronouncements is not only that they underestimate the power of the opposing arguments they face. For many Americans, they are a kind of declaration of war on what most of America is.
In the past, such views would not have been reported because the technology to do so barely existed. But the views still permeated the media class who ran the broadcast networks that told people what they should think.

Now, talk radio, blogs and Fox News means that there are ample outlets to build what amounts to a counter-culture – or perhaps, more accurately, a counter counter-culture.
The problem is that in hitting back against the liberal Establishment consensus, some figures – the weeping, ranting, apocalyptic Glenn Beck of Fox News is a case in point – do little more than mirror the worst excesses of the Left.

Over the past decade, I’ve found an increasingly tribal feeling among Americans, who readily identify themselves as conservatives or liberals, Republicans or Democrats. A Republican I met at a dinner recently proudly told me that when something bad happened his young children would invariable blame “the Democrats”.

There’s considerable justification in the view that the current occupant of the White House is the first NPR president. But seeking to replace him with a Fox News president probably isn’t the answer.

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 03/13/2011 at 04:35 PM   
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AN UPDATE OF SORTS ….IT GETS EVEN WORSE …. DOOMED I TELL YA!

Only days ago I posted a story about the sex ed. for 5 year olds with explicit book of instructions to be used in schools.

Some of you commented and I can tell you that many folks here are outraged. BUT .....

The really big story followed by all the papers to exhaustion, is about Prince Andrew and his dealings and his past friendship with an American billionaire, who served time (13 months) we are told, for procuring underage girls, having affairs with minors. Gets sticky cos while 17 was not legal in one state it’s to have taken place in, it isn’t illegal in another. But grooming young under age girls is certainly illegal everywhere.  So that’s the short story.
Now then, every day and boy do I mean every single damn day, there is the same tired photo of the Prince, who happens to be the chief trade envoy for his country, and about who there is no suggestion that he enjoyed sex with any girls while a guest of the rich friend, had hi photo taken with a 17 yr old blonde.
At her request. She has stated that she wanted the pix to send her mom. She says there was nothing between her and Pr.Andrew. But she condemns her former older boyfriend for his immorality in taking advantage of her. 

None of the above is the subject of this post.  I’m not bringing that up cos I think it’s an interesting story. Actually, it isn’t.
My reason for mentioning it is because, while that has been playing out every day the week, as in all 7 ov em, there’s about a half page follow up story about kiddies and sex ed at age five.  Which HAS NOT been worked over every day. Till today with this story.  The people who work on behalf of and are activists for homosexuals, won’t rest until everyone either becomes them, or at least thinks it’s perfectly normal to prefer same sex relationships.
But here’s another step in the drive to normalization of the absurd and the weird.

Little boys as cheerleaders with pom-poms AND ... in dresses. Perfectly normal behavior for children say the fags.

See for yourself and a reminder, not much outrage detected so far, a few of the more conservative writers naturally look askance , but unless the papers are hiding something, there seem to be few letters to editors condemning this sickness.  So far.


Government-funded advice pack for schools recommends lessons in cheerleading and wearing dresses - for boys aged five

By JONATHAN PETRE

Children as young as five should learn about gay relationships in schools and boys should be allowed to express their feminine sides by dressing in frocks or becoming cheerleaders, according to a Government-funded initiative.

In a training pack sent to staff in primary schools, teachers are urged to ‘celebrate difference’ by using books such as King And King, a story about a fairytale prince who kisses and marries another prince.

Posters in the pack, including one entitled Different Families Same Love, show families with two mothers or two fathers, and a DVD quotes a teacher saying children should learn to be ‘resilient’ to the values of their parents if they disagree over gay issues.

The new pack was created by the gay rights organisation Stonewall with the help of a £25,000 grant from the Government’s teacher training body, the Training and Development Agency for Schools.

Schools and local authorities are urged to use the material to demonstrate they are complying with the Equality Act 2010, which obliges public bodies to promote equality.

But Christian campaigners said the teacher training pack represented a fresh assault on traditional morality and was ‘radical social engineering’. One Church of England vicar and school governor who has seen the material branded it as ‘indoctrination’.

The new row follows the furore last week over explicit sex education lessons being recommended by local councils for primary schools.

Disturbing: Critics say the programme teaches children to resist the values of their parents

The ‘Celebrating Difference: Challenging Homophobia In Primary Schools’ pack calls on schools to include lesbian, gay and bisexual issues in the curriculum, ‘for example talking about civil partnerships as well as marriage’.

It calls on teachers to challenge children who use the word ‘gay’ as an insult, even though they are too young to be aware of its real meaning.

Schools are urged to discuss books in the classroom such as And Tango Makes Three, about two ‘gay’ penguins, and Spacegirl Pukes, about a girl brought up by lesbians.

The 30-minute DVD in the pack includes video clips from teachers who provide ‘best practice’ tips from their own experience that can be used in other schools.

In one clip, the head of a primary school in Kent says: ‘Our school is a safe environment and it’s a secure environment for the children that we teach and we nurture.

‘But we can’t guarantee that when they leave that nurturing environment, that their parents, their grandparents and their neighbours are going to hold the same values as we do.

‘And that’s why we need to make sure our children are resilient and proud and assertive so that their generation will actually change.’

One teacher in a school in Cambridge said that a group of boys last year wanted to wear ‘dressing-up dresses’ during role-play in the classroom.

‘They really loved wearing the dressing-up dresses and it went on for several weeks,’ she said.

‘And so when some of the other boys said, “Why are they wearing the dresses? They shouldn’t be wearing the dresses”, I just said, “No, that’s fine – if they want to wear the dresses, that’s up to them”.’

Also speaking on the DVD, the head of the same school praised boys who joined the school’s cheerleading club.

He said: ‘We’ve got boys with the pompoms doing the dance, you know, and I think that is absolutely wonderful because not only are they there saying “actually, this is fine, I can be who I am and do this without anybody laughing and teasing me”, but that is a wonderful role model.’

But the Reverend George Curry, vicar of St Paul’s in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and a governor of its CofE school, said: ‘This pack is designed to get schools to adopt such a strong pro-homosexual attitude it will ultimately exclude everyone who believes a homosexual lifestyle to be immoral. It is a form of indoctrination.’

He said he would not like any Church of England school to use the material and added: ‘This is not a good use of Government money.’

The Christian Institute’s Mike Judge said: ‘Tax-paying parents expect a decent education for their little ones. Getting young boys to dress in frocks and join the cheerleading team isn’t what they have in mind.

‘But perhaps the most disturbing thing is teaching children to resist the values of their parents and grandparents.

‘This is radical social engineering dressed up as a glossy anti-bullying campaign.’

The Training and Development Agency for Schools said the pack was sent to schools that had asked for support on gay issues.

Stonewall said the material was aimed at teachers, not children.

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Not aimed at kids? Then at who?
Reminds me of AH who once said, “I begin with the young. We older ones are used up but my magnificent youngsters! Are there finer ones anywhere in the world?”

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 03/13/2011 at 02:06 PM   
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Frak. I’m Frakking you. Frak

Fellow BMEWSd, this was sent to me by an old girlfriend.

Wow! You know, when we were dating she didn’t even like D&D! The scary part? I almost married her!


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Posted by Christopher   United States  on 03/13/2011 at 01:30 PM   
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Who Says Crooks Are All Stupid?

Help, Police! Come And Arrest Me, Quick!!




A man who broke into a house in Portland, Oregon, called police—afraid the homeowner may have a gun.

The suspect, Timothy James Chapek, was in the bathroom taking a shower when the homeowner returned to the house Monday night, Portland police said in a statement.

Accompanied by two German shepherds, the homeowner asked Chapek what he was doing in the house.

Chapek locked himself in the bathroom and made an emergency call, police said. He said he had broken into the house, the owner had come home, and that he was concerned the owner might have a gun.

The homeowner also called the police to report that he had found a man in the house.

Police with dogs took Chapek, 24, into custody “without incident,” they said. He was booked for criminal trespass.

They did not say if the homeowner did in fact have a gun.

That’s gotta be worth at least one Hell Yeah!!

thanks to Doc Jeff!!


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 03/13/2011 at 09:17 AM   
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I bet it works

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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 03/13/2011 at 09:13 AM   
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update.  not voluntary but common sense wins.  queer couple lose a round

Our readers will recall the story of a few days ago with regard to .........


Gay pair who won cash from Christian B&B couple launch fight for more - and you are funding them

By STEVE DOUGHTY

The gay couple who won damages from Christian hotel owners for refusing them a bed are suing to get even more money from them, according to documents filed at the Court of Appeal.

Well, at the time of posting I said that I’d bet they wouldn’t be suing but for the idiot public money being made available to them

Their legal challenge to the amount of damages is being backed and fully financed by the taxpayer-funded Equality and Human Rights Commission, according to the documents.

Right. Those a-holes.
Well bmews .... that org. has done a U-Turn and said they made a mistake and would not fund them to sue again.

While that is good news for common sense, it’s sad that it was brought about by public outcry and many unfriendly editorials. In other words, the fools couldn’t see for themselves how wrong that would have been.

Now lets see if this govt. is serious about squatters. Uh huh. They say they are but ... Here’s my prediction.

ZERO action until or unless the newspapers here campaign and make the big deal that it is, out of it. The Telegraph has started a stop the squatter campaign.
Hey, they shouldn’t have to do that should they?  The law in question on this subject is even worse then you can imagine. If they change it I bet it would not go into effect to give any relief to property owners this year. It’ll be one of those, by (pick a month) 2012.
Anyway, the govt. should know without prompting how bad it is and I hope to have more on the subject later.


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 03/13/2011 at 08:02 AM   
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