dinsdag 28 april 2009

Trio found not guilty of helping in the 7/7 London bombers

The three British Muslims were today found not guilty of helping in the 7 July bombers in London that killed 52 people and injured 700. The suicide bombings occur during the morning rush hour and their target was the London public transport system.
A jury at Kingston court unanimously found Waheed Ali, Sadeer Saleem and Mohammed Shakil not guilty of conspiring with the four bombers to cause explosions, after deliberating for seven days, but that does not mean that they are free to go. Ali and Shakil have been convicted of conspiracy because they attended a place used for terrorism training. Saleem was cleared of all the charges and is now calling for an inquiry into this prosecution.




Well I was surprise that the British Government did not follow the example of ex- American President George Bush and send them to Guantanamo Bay detention camp and torture them.
They had a fair trail but I still think that just because you went to see a training camp that the Government sees has a terrorist camp does not make you a terrorist. But it is better to be save than sorry. At this moment in the world everyone that is not white is considered a terrorist. Maybe it is time we give the Muslim people a chance because they are not all bad. They just have very different beliefs, we have to start saying to ourselves “do not judge the book for is cover”. That is what we are doing right now and that does not make us better that George Bush or the people that are torturing the detainees in Guantanamo Bay.

This is how the British Government goes out


Swine Flu already in the UK

Britain's Prime Minister says that is country is one of the best prepared to deal with an outbreak of the Swine Flu. The first case has already appeared in the UK in Polmont near Falkirk and it is a young couple that had been to Mexico for the honeymoon. The Government is advising people not to travel to Mexico and three of the major travel companies have stopped all there flights
The World Health Organization is not realising any details but they are working on the development of a vaccine.
(What is swine flu?
Swine flu is a respiratory disease, caused by influenza type A which infects pigs.
There are many types, and the infection is constantly changing.
Until now it has not normally infected humans, but the latest form clearly does, and can be spread from person to person - probably through coughing and sneezing)

I have been following the news about the Swine Flu since it started because it is very interesting to see how the different Goverments deal with. I was also very interested in seeing how long it would take until the first cases would show up in Europe. Well I has surprised that it went faster than I was expecting, but people to travel a lot so it was very stupid of me to think that maybe we would not have any cases in Europe. This new disease in animals made me realise that maybe I would live longer if I just became a vegetarian.

dinsdag 21 april 2009

Father tries to sale Oscar child ( Topic for Speakes' Corner)

A reporter from the News of the World went to Mumbai on a undercover investigation to try to buy child star Rubina Ali’s from the eight time Oscar winner movie Slumdog Millionaire. The investigator made contact with the father of Rubina saying that he had heard that he was considering having this daughter adopted. He told her father that he was acting for a wealthy Arab sheik that lived in Dubai. Rafiq the father of the young start replied “Yes we are considering Rubina’s future”. After a couple of meetings with the father and uncle they finally started talking about money and how much they wanted to have for the adoption of the girl. They started getting greedy because has the father said “The child is special now. This is not an ordinary child. This is an Oscar child." So he wanted 200,000 pounds. According to the father is meeting never happen and he would never sale this child he has been heard by the police and how everyone is waiting for the undercover journalist to come up with is evidence.
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I was amazed by how easy is to buy a child in India. I also read the article on the website of News of the World http://www.newsoftheworld.co.uk/news/271325/Slumdog-Millionaire-star-Rubina-Ali-who-played-Latika-is-offered-for-sale-by-dad-Rafiq-Qureshi-to-the-News-of-the-Worlds-Fake-Sheikh.html . People in India are trying to escape poverty by selling their children to complete strangers that they do not know anything about. It looks to me like a very good place for pedofiles to get very young children. I hope that has not happen but I have my doubts. This article also brings to light the poverty in India. Rubina started in a movie that won eight Oscars and still lives in one of the pores places in India the slum called Poor Man’s Colony.

Fat people blamed for Global Warming

Some British scientists are saying that fat people contribute more to Global Warming because they require more food and fuel than a person of average weight. Overweight people use the car more often and that adds to the environmental damage. Each fat person is said to be responsible for emitting a ton more of climate-warming carbon dioxide per year than a thin one. According to the World Health Organization an extra billion tons of CO2 a year is created. The truth is that we are all responsible for the environmental burden and blaming it on this group of people that have many issues is not fair. This people make poor food choices or consume too much, but becoming an environmental hazard that seems just ridiculous.



I choose this article because I think that it is very stupid. Fat people have a lot of problems and most of them consume more food than they should because they are depressed. The Government should help them and not let articles like this show up in the media. They are very hurtful and make you think that the only think that fat people do is get into a car and buy food. This is a group of people that have very low self confidence and do not need to accused of something so stupid in a daily newspaper. If what the article says is true we should all look for country with only skinny people. I would not be able to go live there but I am happy to be a fat person.