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our post office is still closed. monies are needed more by other countries.

The issue of muslim women and the veil is almost always in the news but sometime there’s a bit of a wrinkle in a story that catches my eye.
Not that it’s rocket science and you’d spot it also.

There are it is reported, 17 hospitals here that have a full face ban in place.  Actually, very few wear a full face veil anyway. But a lot of ppl argue and I’d agree, that patients have a right to see the face of those providing care in a hospital.
Anyway ... the whole issue of face covers is absurd.  Why those in power long ago did not clearly state that there are some things NOT compatible with a western country I’ll never know.  But here’s the thing that struck me as odd.

Hospitals are being asked “ to consider “ banning the niqab.  Notice that wording.  Asked to consider?  So then it opens things up for an option to say no?  Consider a ban?  Why the hell not an outright ban and screw anyone who objects.  Let em go and find a job in sandland.

and also in news briefs I have heard and again this comes as no surprise to you.

Syria.

Rebel armies are turning their guns on each other.  They are a rag-tag army made up of different religious and political beliefs - a differing vision if you will, of what each wants a future Syria to be.
And Mr. O. and his Lurch like sec. want to be involved in that?  Putin of course has managed to stall the war games Paris and London and Washington are so eager for. Ha. Be interesting to see how this plays out. 

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Some African high mucky-muck whose name I now don’t recall and it doesn’t matter. Well, it’s been found that this police official has been selling aid material for Somalia.  I guess he has (or had) a private army of sorts, and aid for Somalia and others were simply stolen by this guy and sold to others who in turn sold things to people meant to be receiving help at no charge.  Not anything new of course.  Been going on for years everywhere in that part of the world.

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Some Brits are happy to own bragging rights to aid btw.  Yeah.  Some report claims that Britain has contributed more real cash in foreign aid
than any other country.  SUCKERS!

Meanwhile .... our local post office, closed these past five years or so because London says there isn’t any money, remains closed as of this writing.
I do not expect it to reopen in my lifetime.  And this is a village that in the past, had a post office for well over a hundred years.
Of course, we’re talking in the days before mass immigration, and grand give- aways to other countries. 

I wish people were vetted for language skills before being hired. Just a small thing I know. Went into a pastry shop for some evil unhealthy comfort treats. Real whipped cream filled donut like pastry chocolate covered.  Actually looks like a bagel but isn’t. Anyway, I asked the woman behind the counter if she could put it in a box for me. Actually, there were two pastries.  But she thought I was saying ‘bag’. Her English was not the best.  No big deal but let me tell you, it has been a very difficult past two or three days.  Worked myself to exhaustion even with help, digging out bushes and cutting down dead trees etc. Just too damn tired to boot the puter.  Wife still ill and has taken to adding Gin to her pain killers to cope with the back pain.  She isn’t tipsy or anything like that, and it isn’t like every hour, but often enough to be a mite concerned. 

Some work desperately required on the outside upstairs windows.  The wood is rotted and needs treatment and painting etc.  Nothing I can handle.
So it happens that a couple of painters were working on the house next door.  I told the guy we had work needed doing, no problem he says.  As soon as we finish this project, I’ll come by and take a look at what you have. They have been working all week on the house next door.
Yeah right.  They do this a lot over here.  You read about ppl with no jobs all the time, but try and hire someone.
They just do not generally show up.

And finally ...

One of my dearest friends here has been told he has Prostate Cancer.  More tests are scheduled for him next week to see if its traveled anywhere.
He’s a year younger than I am.  Give one pause.


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