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I would like to know which christmas pudding is your favourite? Feedback would be helpful…

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AGAINST EU Referendums

 

1. POPULARISM

Referendums are a demagogue’s dream. They allow popularist politicians to sidestep complex issues and concentrate on scaremongering. Fears of Polish plumbers dominated France’s 2005 rejection of the European Constitution while abortion loomed large in Ireland’s 2008 “no” vote on Lisbon, even though the treaty had nothing to say about it.

 

2. ANTI-DEMOCRATIC

The European Union has 502 million citizens. Just 109,964 Irish votes prevented them getting a better functioning, more democratically accountable EU. That was the winning margin for the “no” vote in the Lisbon Treaty referendum. National referendums on EU questions are fundamentally undemocratic by allowing tiny minorities to dictate to the majority.

 

3. TOO COMPLEX

Would you ask José Manuel Barroso to fix your car, Mario Monti to do you a perm or Angela Merkel to fill your root canal? So why ask mechanics, hairstylists, or dentists to do the highly complex work of running the EU? Leave it to professionals. The man or woman in the street has neither the time nor the inclination to read hundreds of pages on permanent structured cooperation or fiscal compacts, so why ask them to make the decisions? That’s what we pay our politicians for.

 

4. DISRUPTIVE PROTEST VOTES

Voters bemused by complex EU issues use referendums for protest votes against the government of the day. Positive developments get blocked for no good reason. Disgruntled Greek voters may well have rejected the “haircut” on sovereign debt if the referendum had gone ahead last year, even though it was the only way to keep their economy afloat and prevent euro-zone chaos. Referendums are too disruptive, dangerous and inefficient for modern-world policy making.

 

English Government We Know ALL About You!!

I know it may sound crazy but I have come to the conclusion that the cuts, rises in energy bills and cuts in pensions are due to the amount of debt we owe to the East regarding oil. Agree disagree, whatever i simply do not give a damn. Its the truth. Every country is in debt and this is the reason why. We owe significant amounts of money to the East because of OIL!! Open your eyes!!

 

 

Former FBI agent answers the question, “Are Serial Killers Crazy?”

Very imformative

Profiles of Murder

 

Pete Klismet, Jr., a former FBI profiler, says, no, they are not.  “In talking about serial killers, I’ve heard comments from my college students and police officers in the schools where I continue to teach. “What do you mean they’re not crazy?”  Usually followed closely by, “Don’t they have to be crazy to kill all those people?”  And then, “But if they’re not crazy, why do they do it?”

If there is anything we can agree on, it would be that the acts of a serial murderer are, to say the least, a great departure from what we think of as normal.  To put it mildly.  Clearly, most normal people don’t wake up one morning, have some coffee, read the paper, check e-mails, and then decide, “Hmmm…..what am I going to do today?  Awww, what the heck, I think I’m going to start killing people.”  And off they…

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Saturday night at my local turns out to be the creepiest experience ever.

Saturday 7th September 2013

I decided to go out for a few drinks with my boyfriend at my local. Upon arrival I noticed a man standing at the bar whom I had never seen drinking in there before. Considering I had worked at this establishment for 2 years, to my knowledge I had never served him. It later came to my attention that he was starring at almost all of the women in the bar. In my opinion he appeared to be very intoxicated and thought nothing of his behavior.

It wasn’t until he walked past my table to use the bathroom and proceeded to take pictures of me on his camera phone that I realised he was a complete and utter pervert.

This experience has completely opened my eyes. Its hard to accept that dangerous sexual predators are closer than we think. Keep your eyes open.