A natural disaster has CERTAINLY struck-down Sulawesi – BUT the Indonesian government have a case to answer?

You will have seen over the past few days the newspapers’ advertisements by the likes of ‘Save the Children’, Oxfam, Red Cross and others, highlighting last Friday’s devastating Sulawesi Tsunami, with their heart rendering pleas for public donations to help the enormous number of victims. As normally happens we can indeed expect the British people […]

The UK Trident nuclear missile programme staggers-on regardless – sucking the life out of Britain’s military might?

   A post here “TRIDENT REPLACEMENT – its got to be a joke, but it isn’t funny?” November 22, 2015 by dadman007, set out the folly of going ahead with a new Trident system that would not only bankrupt the Country, but would prevent us in future having a proper Army, Airforce or Navy. Well, […]

The UK’s TRIDENT weapon system – unacceptably UNRELIABLE?

At the back end of 2015, a post was published here [TRIDENT REPLACEMENT – it’s got to be a joke, but it isn’t funny?], that posed 16 pertinent questions that MPs needed to ask themselves before they debated about replacing the ‘current’ TRIDENT system and voted on it. Now, there apparently was one glaring omission […]

Drowning after drowning after drowning – what to make of it all?

Just recently the English newspapers and media have reported the ongoing tragedies of men. women, and children on the beaches losing their lives to the sea. Oh yes these latest deaths may make the headlines, but they are the tip of the iceberg, aren’t they? Yes, we get over a hundred and fifty deaths on […]

Floods, floods, floods, floods and still more floods – an Act of God, or a Dereliction of Duty by our Governments?

      The Environment Agency continues to issue flood warnings galore (still about a hundred and fifty) for mostly the North West and the North East of England, but now also Southwest and Wales – they come at three different levels Severe (warning of danger to life), Warning (flood expected, so immediate action required), Alert (flooding possible, […]

TRIDENT REPLACEMENT – its got to be a joke, but it isn’t funny?

Later, sometime next year, our erstwhile MPs are going to decide about proceeding with the full Trident replacement at an enormous cost, that is likely to bankrupt this Country. The current Trident 1 has been operational only half a dozen years more than it took to get it into service in 1994, when it replaced […]

Britain and Nuclear Weapons – should we keep them?

There should be no doubt in anybody’s mind – rightly or wrongly the atom bomb brought an early end to the Second World War with Japan. In conjunction with the Americans we dropped two such nuclear bombs on Japan wiping out the cities of Hiroshima & Nagasaki. Not dropped on military installations that we might […]

World Global Warming – is it really still with us?

Global warming ‘deniers’ still abound far and wide. Why is that you might wonder? Could it be perhaps that they have a vested interest in themselves benefiting from the ongoing use of fossil fuels, and their emissions into our environment of carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxides, the so called greenhouse gases? Others, are possibly cynically […]

Are there any MAJOR heroes around – try the lifeboat men & women perhaps?

In our lives we are infrequently confronted with those who are deemed to be heroes – men & women who have through demonstrable valour, at the risk of life and injury, have conducted deeds that we common folk fear that our personal courage would have failed us miserably, don’t we? These individuals get rightful recognition, […]

“Great Britain” – NOT so ‘great’ NOT so ’britain’ is it?

Large areas of the World Map used to be coloured ‘pink’ to show that those countries ‘belonged’ to Britain. That means that we had sent out our ships & armed sailors and soldiers and conquered the local populations (slain or enslaved them into the bargain). Why did we do that? So we could steal all […]