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‘infected’ by Christian moral views” and prisoners asked how they like their stay.

OK, Back to serious bmews business .... like this.

Well it isn’t as tho it doesn’t happen in the USA as well.  I just wonder if it’s as badly hidden away.  I don’t see American papers, but I see USA sites and don’t see this kind of reportage. Maybe we’re smarter in America? 
I doubt readers here will believe that.
I’m still trying to figure out why this country sends kazillions in aid to India, a country that has their own space program.  Oh right.  Funded by who I wonder? Now that btw, India, has a huge number of billionaires.  Some damn smart folks there.

This isn’t about India anyway. I just happen to think of it again in relation to monies taken out of the Brit economy and spent elsewhere.

There’s a headline in the Mail this morning that says billions are being given to corrupt countries. Well I never. Really?  How long has that been going on?

An economist, the late Lord Bauer is credited with the following.

“Aid to third world governments is taking money from the poor in rich countries,
to give to the rich in poor countries.”

Want proof of that?

Take a look.

UK billions for corrupt countries as aid budget targets ‘fragile states’
By DAILY MAIL REPORTER

Britain is to pour billions of pounds of aid into the world’s most corrupt countries in a bid to tackle poverty, terrorism and illegal immigration.
International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell yesterday announced the results of a review of the aid budget – and revealed future funding will be focused on helping so-called ‘fragile states’.

But the beneficiaries will include many of the world’s most corrupt countries, raising fears that much of the money may never reach those it is intended for.
The biggest single recipient will be the failed African state of Somalia, which has been riven by civil war for years and is rated as the most corrupt nation on earth.

British aid to Somalia will soar by 207 per cent to £250million over the next four years, despite the state not having had a functioning government for two decades.

Other winners include Burma, ranked as the world’s second most corrupt regime, which will see its funding rise by 81 per cent to £185million over the same period, and Robert Mugabe’s Zimbabwe, which will receive a 36 per cent increase in funding from the UK, receiving £353million over four years.

Yemen, which many observers describe as a failed state, will benefit from an 80 per cent increase to £305million.
Pakistan, which is blighted by corruption, will be given a 112 per cent increase and is on course to become the biggest single recipient of British aid, receiving £446million a year from taxpayers by 2015.

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Pretty bad huh?  To be plainly and brutally honest with readers let me say yet again.
I don’t much care if any of those sub species starve. I don’t much care if they kill each other by whatever means. Not my business. In fact, the more of them that buy the farm, the fewer we have to support.  Are Somalis for example, anything to worry about, besides piracy?  And that could be dealt with by a govt. with the balls to consider the ‘G’ word, in the case of Somalia.  Or ‘N’ for Nuke. Which might equal ‘G’ so all would end well imo.

But this post is more about stupid spending and here a great example of bonehead spending of the citizen’s money.  Not that the spenders care a bean.

Have a look.  You might even laugh at this one.  Or perhaps not.


This won’t take long: £500,000 survey to ask prisoners if they like their life behind bars

By JACK DOYLE

Prison chiefs are to spend almost half a million pounds quizzing prisoners about their quality of life.

Inmates at almost half of the country’s jails will be asked if they feel looked after and how well they get on with prison officers.

They will be questioned on their washing facilities, whether they are allowed enough time on the telephone and if they sleep well.

The Ministry of Justice is to press ahead with the survey, an annual exercise since 2002, despite massive cuts to the departmental budget. It is expected to cost taxpayers an astonishing £449,000 – a 6 per cent rise on the 2010 cost.
The news comes as Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke faces the wrath of Tory right-wingers outraged at his plans to save cash by slashing the number of prison places by 3,000.

He wants greater use of community punishments in place of jail sentences.
His opponents say this will allow more offenders out on the streets and lead to more crime.

Details of the Measuring the Quality of Prison Life survey were released under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act.
Academics will question around 6,000 inmates at nearly half of the 138 jails in England and Wales.
The survey is in addition to regular checks carried out under the £3.6million prisons inspection regime.
Cushy enough? Ministry of Justice are continuing with the survey despite the cost - and cuts to the department budget

Each jail also has an independent monitoring board comprising members of the public who can enter sites without permission to check prisoners are not being mistreated.

Inmates will answer 128 questions, indicating how much they agree or disagree with a series of statements.

These include ‘Personally, I get on well with the officers on my wing’, ‘I am treated as a person of value in this prison’ and ‘This prison is good at placing trust in prisoners’.

Other questions will cover whether inmates have opportunities to relax and ‘be themselves’.

Prisoners are even asked if their stay ‘feels like a punishment’.

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You couldn’t make all this up. And you surely wouldn’t dream of this one.

Click on it for the whole story. 

During the case, the Equality and Human Rights Commission argued that children risk being ‘infected’ by Christian moral views.


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