weather at Vauvert, France
For your information.
After a few 'unwanted and unnecessary e-mails I'm sorry, but to place a comment you will now have to become a 'FOLLOWER" - People can be and are nasty creatures.
At the bottom of this Blog I've put 4 links - on the right hand side - They will take you to various news sites from various countries. Keep up to date.....! The same links are just below.
Due to poor health, I have decided to use this site mainly, and the site below for some of my postings....just click on it and choose the article to read from the list!
I'm to be found on 'Facebook' as 'Ian Mitchell' and......
I've started using "Twitter" (mr le Marquis) much more, and you can be a part of it. On all my Websites you'll find, somewhere (generally at the top of the page) "Twitter Updates"- This gives you links to click on which will take you to interesting things....Try it!
This site is OPTIMIZED for use with Google Chrome. It may be that users of Internet Explorer will have difficulties to read the text - change to Chrome or Firefox - they're better and safer anyway.All photos and articles are available as free downloads for individuals. Commercial users please contact: email@example.com
To view/download a photo in original size, click on the photo and the page should open- This does NOT always apply to the photos in the side bar, with the exception of the Slideshow.
To make it easier for you (you may have to go to 'listen live' etc):
A General link - choose from various radio news stations in English....http://www.livenewschat.eu/watch-now/
Or in French:
http://www.ecouter-en-direct.com/france-bleu-ile-de-france/ et beacoup d'autres)
Or in German.....
Friday, January 27, 2017
It's all new, but is it better?
Well - 2017 has got off with a few bangs....Call them 'Trumps' or 'Brexits' or whatever, but they seem to be rocking the foundations of the Establishment!
Always a sort of sinister thing which nobody really understood, but everybody knew was there, somewhere, doing something - normally not a bearer of good news for the normal Citizen.
This year has seen the change of this 'thing' - it has become more open, more evident.......OR - has it?
My humble person has remarked certain things about this new Establishment.....It has exposed somethings which always were the case, the double facedness of Politicians, they never say what they think, more - they give statements or answers which are open to debate, mis-interpretation or are simply straightforward untruths.
I have not yet heard one single statement in this year, to date, from any politician, apart from Frau Merkel of Germany, which has not been of the nature 'ambiguous'........
Trump - 'Create jobs for Americans' - yes, at the cost of others, notably the Mexicans and indiginous Indians ........'Europe can be sacrificed in favour of our 'Special Relationship' with the UK' In fact, looked at closely, everything the man says is directed towards the advantage of ..... Mr Donald Trump! I am not American so I do not have the right to mix myself into their problems. I am allowed however to state my own position - that I DO beleive they have problems and are going to have many more.
When, however, the actions of a madman, unreliable and unsafe, affect the very existence of this World, and all who live, or try to exist, in it, become so extreme, then I DO have the right to state the facts. The Americans, all of them, have given the World supplementary problems of such amplitude as to merit, eventually, appearances in front of the World Court of Human Rights - if it even existed.
I am of British (Scottish) birth and origins, so I DO have the right to speak my mind on subjects concerning that place.
Mrs May, elected (by somebody, but not the citizens) as Prime Minister of the said UK, is the same, with a touch of Diplomacy, now and then. Statements and answers so double or triple edged that I am amazed she hasn't cut her own throat already - like Mr Trump.
Leave Europe.....? Good.
I was in Europe BEFORE BRITAIN!
I was against Britain joining, I knew they would only bring problems, and so it has turned out, but I do wonder if they are aware of the ultimate consequences of this Brexit. Already they are so confused and they haven't even started to leave!
Like the Americans, the British have given the World supplementary problems of a nature approaching criminal.
Certain people speak these names in the same breath with 'Adolf Hitler' - well, we're not there yet, and I don't think we'll ever get there - Hitler did not have access to a 'World destruction button'.
It won't take a great deal more and we WILL be there!
At 70+ and not in great health, I am not too concerned, but there are people with their lives ahead of them, and - remember Mr Trump and all the others....... You can't take it all with you!