I've been wondering!!!!
Exactly my own thoughts on this subject. We might well have spread them further than Assad.
The only connection we have with Syria is that President Assad trained as an Ophthalmic Surgeon in London. Whatever anybody does, the Arabs
will go on fighting each other, it's their national sport.
Crucifixion would elevate Blair to martyrdom as I'm certain that he would insist on procuring the lead role and not one of the supporting ones. The down side is that the venue would become a place of pilgrimage for his many followers. No offence meant to anyone, irrespective of their beliefs.
Yes I'm certain he would not consent to be a bit player - can't you just see him though? - leading the chorus of 'Always look on the bright side of life' and swinging his legs madly with a beatific smile on his face.
Bill is right I think with his summing up of the difference between Tony and Teresa - she is much more cautious than he but she must have been pretty convinced that joining in the bombing was the right thing to do.
Regarding nations breaking international law again Bill is correct in saying that the UN is in the main a total failure as was its predecessor The League of Nations. I stand by my point when I say that internal matters in Sovereign States are their business alone providing that they do not encroach on other nations. It's a very fine point and can be argued in many ways but if there was any impact upon a neighbouring country the question would then be 'What now?. So many ramifications and so many solutions.
The point you made about Sovereign States is interesting. I have always wondered why the so called 'Civilised' and 'Democratic' nations feel the need to impose their political thinking on other nations. God forbid that it ever happens but I sometimes think that, we as a nation, would benefit from a Cromwellian style of Dictator who got rid of all the self-serving, mealy-mouthed members of Parliament and the Lords. Let him/her serve for One term only, allowing him/her to get rid of the PC brigade, the lobbyists, the anti-semitics, racists, extremists etc. (the list is endless). Stop all foreign aid until such time that we have housed the homeless, dragged people out of poverty, looked after our ex-servicemen, ensured that our elderly get a 'liveable' pension, re-vamp the NHS (this list is also endless). The problem is that, sadly, most of the people currently in power would be back after the 'Clean-up' There, I've had my mini rant,
It would be interesting to see what other people would prioritise if my 'proposal' was to take place!!!!
I am certainly with you on many of your points but would do a bit of fine tuning. We're a lot more in numbers than old Nolly's days so we'd need at least a Cabinet to delegate downwards. Civil servants in essence tell Ministers what they can and cannot do subject to orders from above. Most of the MPs could be discarded as they can be replaced by local committees and that would be a damn sight more beneficial. Representations from constituencies could be made by direct contact instead of MPs waiting for a turn to speak and waving order papers. The Lords could similarly be junked save for the very few who are involved with legislation reviews.
My first action would be to swamp the border controls with extra bodies used to security measures and hard nosed besides. That ought to ring a bell with most of us. The second would be to cancel ALL foreign aid. As long as the Old World or Western World if you prefer is dishing out money there will be hands reaching out for it. Education is the key not cash. The old saying is very true - give a man a fish and you feed him for a day - teach him to fish and you feed him for life. Then I would set in motion a sweep of the streets to pick up as many illegal aliens as possible and deport them. This is not racism but if they have no right here then they should not be here leeching off us.
Kim's point about compulsory re-election of the numpties currently in charge of running things I find a bit questionable. Do we really want them back en masse? For me it would be a very rigorous examination of them before putting any on of them back in situ. After all it would be a perfect time to get rid of Abbott and Costello - sorry - you know who I mean.
The move to leave the EU would be taken away from David Davies with Nigel Farage co-opted and given full charge in all aspects and we'd be out without giving them a penny and they would be begging us to reopen negotiations.
To be honest it's such a complicated mess that I'll have to leave it for now - my brain is hurting. It's fun running things though isn't it?
I understand about about the brain hurting, Fortunately, mine is just an ache!!!!!! I do like a good debate but, as you say, Enough is enough. Onwards and Upwards,
If it's cruel
to stick pins in spiders,
why do we sew zips on flies ?
It wasn't long before, true to form she looked at me when I had a pair on and said 'I don't like you in those - they're too slim in the legs. Why don't you throw them away?'
Also why is it every T.V. or Film these days seems to have a scene where two men hold a conversation whilst in the Public or Office Toilets. not always washing there hands afterwards.
Now John D - it puzzles me as well as you especially some years back when I was watching Hill Street Blues where they had unisex toilets and the women cops would wander through casually while observing the drop-shaking ceremony of the men. As Bob Dylan sang 'The times they are a-changing'.
It's all getting too much for this poor old buffer!
Where's JR? He started this but he's just buggered off and left us to it!
Poor lad had his foreskin jammed in his zip flies. When had we finished rolling around in hysterical laughter, we applied a local anaesthetic spray
and released him.
If you don't enjoy your work, it's not worth doing.
Not only did Adolf Hitler suffer from this, but he was also afflicted with 'micro-penis'
To complete the set, he had only one testicle. ( as verified by Colonel Bogey.)
So I went back to the old fashioned kind and splashed out on one with a reel so you can wind the hose back in without any problem. The lying so and so's! Does anyone know the secret of using a garden hose of the standard type without them constantly kinking. Once they have kinked they tend to repeat it as the same spot and before you know it they split and you have to cut a bit out and repair them with a bit of tubing and a couple of hose clips.
Frustrated of 'Ashton-under-the-armpit'.
Simples ! Hire a gardener and sit back and watch.
Have you got the young lady's telephone number? We do have a gardener who we are about to sack. He comes once every two weeks, does less and less each time and now wants to put up his price. Hence the hose and reel. It looks good but I have to hold the reel, wind the handle, stop every few seconds to untangle a kink, swear profusely then start again, stop, untangle a kink - I tell you it's a wonder I'm not in a paddy all the time. I'm thinking I will have to fix the reel to the wall because it's too light to simply sit there patiently while I just turn the handle. Another drawback is that no matter how fast I turn it I can't hear a tune.
As an alternative, a small piece of paving slid in over the base might hold it in place.
Have you thought about a garden ornament to do your watering for you?
That is what they should do with the Latest ( Unscripted ) Peter Kayes "Car Share" Although i really like Peter Kaye this Crappy lot was Toe Curling, embarassng..