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      News Stories (August 2017)

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      Re: News Stories (August 2017)
      Reply #50: Aug 27, 2017 12:42:47 pm
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      Reply #51: Aug 28, 2017 02:22:27 am
      Its getting ridiculous, I expect the next real successful attack on Uk soil will claim quite a few lives, the way the attacks have evolved any vehicle is a weapon and any large crowded public area are potential victims..

      With Gps, parking sensor, assisted braking technology etc these days they should be able to restrict vehicles to the speed limit of any given road and have braking assist linked to parking sensors that determines proximity of collision vs speed = assisted braking force..

      It's getting ridiculous to the point it's becoming normal.

      It's like waiting for a bus, you don't know when it's coming but it will eventually.
      « Last Edit: Aug 28, 2017 06:05:04 am by Beerbelly »
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      Reply #52: Aug 28, 2017 06:10:41 am
      A white Christian child was taken from her family and forced to live with a niqab-wearing foster carer in a home where she was allegedly encouraged to learn Arabic.

      The five-year-old girl, a native English speaker, has spent the past six months in the care of two Muslim households in London. The foster placements were made, against the wishes of the girl’s family, by the scandal-ridden borough of Tower Hamlets.

      In confidential local authority reports seen by The Times, a social services supervisor describes the child sobbing and begging not to be returned to the foster carer’s home because “they don’t speak English”.

      The reports state that the supervisor heard the girl, who at times was “very distressed”, claiming that the foster carer removed her necklace, which had a Christian cross, and also suggested that she should learn Arabic.

      It is understood that the child told her mother that when she was given her favourite Italian food to take home, the foster carer would not allow her to eat it because the carbonara meal contained bacon.

      More recently, the girl is said to have told her mother that “Christmas and Easter are stupid” and that “European women are stupid and alcoholic”.

      In any decision regarding a foster placement, local authorities are required to give due consideration to the child’s “religious persuasion, racial origin and cultural and linguistic background”.

      Tower Hamlets refused to respond to requests to explain why it had chosen to place a white, English-speaking Christian child with Muslim foster carers, including one household where she was unable to understand the language spoken by the family.

      Her first carer, with whom the girl lived for four months, is believed to have worn a niqab outside the family home. The carer at her present foster placement wears a burka, fully concealing her face, when she accompanies the child in public.

      The wearing of a niqab or burka generally indicates adherence to a conservative, Salafi-influenced interpretation of Islam that is often contemptuous of liberal western values.

      To protect the child, The Times has chosen not to identify her or the unusual circumstances that led to her being taken into care earlier this year.

      The girl’s mother is said by friends to have been horrified by the alien cultural, religious and linguistic environment in which her daughter has spent the past six months.

      “This is a five-year-old white girl. She was born in this country, speaks English as her first language, loves football, holds a British passport and was christened in a church,” said a friend.

      “She’s already suffered the huge trauma of being forcibly separated from her family. She needs surroundings in which she’ll feel secure and loved. Instead, she’s trapped in a world where everything feels foreign and unfamiliar. That’s really scary for a young child.”

      In some areas of the country, a longstanding shortage of foster carers from ethnic-minority backgrounds frequently leads to non-white children being, of necessity, placed with white British foster parents. It is far less common for the reverse to take place.

      Published fostering statistics for England show that of the 51,800 children who were in foster placements last year, 39,900 (77 per cent) were white, as were 52,500 (84 per cent) of the 62,400 approved foster carers.

      The 2011 national census found that 80 per cent of England’s population was white British, falling to 45 per cent in London and 31 per cent in inner-city Tower Hamlets.

      Across the capital last year, 39 per cent of fostered children and 42 per cent of foster carers were white. In Tower Hamlets, only 24 per cent of looked-after children were white.

      No figures were published nationally or at local authority level to show how many children were placed with foster carers of a different ethnicity.

      Tower Hamlets declined to reveal how many cross-cultural foster placements it was overseeing. The council also refused to say whether it had a shortage of white British foster carers. It cited confidentiality obligations and accused The Times of putting at risk the stability of a vulnerable child’s foster placement and schooling.

      Ten years ago a council report warned of a need to “recruit foster carers from a range of backgrounds” in Tower Hamlets to enable it “to match carers and children, taking into account a number of factors including ethnicity, religion, language, culture and location”.

      The under-represented communities that it sought to target in 2008 in adverts for new foster carers were “Caribbean, African, Vietnamese, Bangladeshi (for older children) and white”.

      More recently the council has earned public notoriety. In 2015 it was stripped by the government of many of its powers after its former mayor, Lutfur Rahman, was found guilty of corrupt and illegal electoral practices.

      In April this year an Ofsted inspection of the council found “widespread and serious failures in the services provided to children who need help and protection”.

      Rating the children’s service as inadequate, it condemned an “entrenched culture of non-compliance with basic social work standards”.

      The Department for Education said it was unable to comment on cases but a spokesman stressed that “when placing a child in a foster home, the local authority must ensure that the placement is the most appropriate way to safeguard the child and support their welfare. A child’s background is an important consideration in this decision

      https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/christian-child-forced-into-muslim-foster-care-by-tower-hamlets-council-3gcp6l8cs

      Poor girl.
       
      Tower Hamlets = Loony lefty disgrace.
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      Reply #53: Aug 29, 2017 08:35:53 am
      I don't know if I'm missing something here but apparently North Korea have nuclear warheads and last night they fired a missile that flew over Japan and landed in the sea and it never even got shot down before it reached Japan?

      Was it just a case of 'let's see what happens'?

      Lucky Japan eh?
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      Reply #54: Aug 29, 2017 08:01:36 pm
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      Reply #56: Aug 29, 2017 09:20:52 pm
      E-Cig it seems self immolated itself in a bag it seems.

      Glad to hear that's all it was.
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      Reply #57: Aug 29, 2017 09:22:30 pm

      Could have been worse imagine if it decided to do it when the fella was taking a puff.
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      Reply #58: Aug 29, 2017 09:25:24 pm
      Could have been worse imagine if it decided to do it when the fella was taking a puff.

      Definitely, would have injured two people then! Strange place to do it though, I mean that's.... oh, yeah, lucky escape!  :f_tongueincheek:
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      Reply #59: Aug 31, 2017 01:36:50 am
      Unbelievable scenes from Houston and other areas around Texas that I've seen on the news today.

      Latest news saying death toll up to 28.
      « Last Edit: Aug 31, 2017 02:09:47 am by HUYTON RED »
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      Reply #60: Aug 31, 2017 03:16:34 am
      Unbelievable scenes from Houston and other areas around Texas that I've seen on the news today.

      Latest news saying death toll up to 28.

      Trump mentioned yesterday that this was going to be the best recovery effort ever! he, said that right after he applauded such a great crowd and how big it was.

      Not kidding.
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      Reply #61: Sep 01, 2017 10:21:58 pm
      A huge bluefin tuna weighing about 500lb has been caught in Welsh waters off Pembrokeshire.

      Andrew Alsop, 49, spent two hours and 15 minutes to bring the 226kg "monster" in after it was accidently caught during a fishing trip from Neyland.

      Mr Alsop described it as the "fish of a lifetime".

      He returned the 7ft 7in (2.3m) tuna, which is an endangered species, back to the water afterwards.

      Link (pic):
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-41125399

      Size of that! Almost as big as some of the whoppers on here!
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      Reply #62: Sep 01, 2017 10:37:15 pm
      Trump mentioned yesterday that this was going to be the best recovery effort ever! he, said that right after he applauded such a great crowd and how big it was.

      Not kidding.

      MAGA :D
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      Reply #63: Sep 02, 2017 12:43:53 pm
      Trump mentioned yesterday that this was going to be the best recovery effort ever! he, said that right after he applauded such a great crowd and how big it was.

      Not kidding.

      What the f**k is he smoking??
      If he hasn't managed to score some sh*t hot ganga that makes you spout complete bollox, you people in the US should be extremely worried.

      It appears there is an individual in the oval office completely detached from reality.
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      Reply #64: Sep 04, 2017 10:49:28 am
      What the f**k is he smoking??
      If he hasn't managed to score some sh*t hot ganga that makes you spout complete bollox, you people in the US should be extremely worried.

      It appears there is an individual in the oval office completely detached from reality.

      He visits Texas, of course nowhere near the actual flooding or devastation and then uses it for an impromptu political rally. He has no ability to show compassion or to understand the reality of any current situation. He is a by definition a sociopath.  My prediction. He is going to come to a point where he will be pressured to resign and instead use N. Korea situation to order a military strike. Then try and use the War Powers Act to stay in office.  He is already after 8 months, the worst President ever. Hes actually worse than Nixon which is an amazing feat.
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      Reply #65: Sep 04, 2017 11:02:16 am
      This North Korea situation is really starting to look dangerous.

      H-bomb aside, Kim Jong-Un (Wrong-un more like) doesn't seem to give a toss what the outside world thinks and continues to press for the development of a nuclearised ICBM.

      As far as I know, he's not even met with other world leaders -- even his allies the Chinese who everyone is pinning their hopes on as being the one influence that could change the trajectory (pardon the pun) of the situation.

      On top of that, there is another loon in charge of the most powerful military in the world not mincing his words about how he would respond.

      The market for nuclear bunkers must be booming right now.
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      Reply #66: Sep 04, 2017 11:23:02 am
      This North Korea situation is really starting to look dangerous.

      H-bomb aside, Kim Jong-Un (Wrong-un more like) doesn't seem to give a toss what the outside world thinks and continues to press for the development of a nuclearised ICBM.

      As far as I know, he's not even met with other world leaders -- even his allies the Chinese who everyone is pinning their hopes on as being the one influence that could change the trajectory (pardon the pun) of the situation.

      On top of that, there is another loon in charge of the most powerful military in the world not mincing his words about how he would respond.

      The market for nuclear bunkers must be booming right now.

      I'd be interested in sensible people's opinion on this situation

      What's the end game of Nk?

      Do people have any genuine worries that this could escollate into something no right minded person wants

      Will sensible talks happen?

      Will nk feel backed into a corner if  major sanctions are put in place?

      Is any other country helping nk?  What do they want from it? Because surely it's not nuclear war?
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      Reply #67: Sep 04, 2017 11:33:46 am
      The market for nuclear bunkers must be booming right now.

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      Re: News Stories (August 2017)
      Reply #68: Sep 04, 2017 12:29:13 pm
      Haven't the royal family got nothing better to fo ?

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