Monday, 30 April 2007
Friday, 27 April 2007
London is very famous for its beings that go bump in the night, almost every area has its own haunted house where you hear of stories of ghosts and headless bodies that walk at night and get up to no good.
Here I found this very scary ghost caught on camera, watch it closely and listen carefully or you might just miss the ghost:
Thursday, 26 April 2007
Margarine was originally manufactured to fatten turkeys.
When it killed the turkeys, the people who had put all the money into the research wanted a payback so they put their heads together to figure out what to do with this product to get their money back.
It was a white substance with no food appeal so they added the yellow coloring and sold it to people to use in place of butter.
How do you like it? They have come out with some clever new flavorings. DO YOU KNOW...the difference between margarine and butter? Read on to the end...gets very interesting!
Both have the same amount of calories. Butter is slightly higher in saturated fats at 8 grams compared to 5 grams. Eating margarine can increase heart disease in women by 53% over eating the same amount of butter, according to a recent Harvard Medical Study.
Eating butter increases the absorption of many other nutrients in other foods. Butter has many nutritional benefits where margarine has a few only because they are added! Butter tastes much better than margarine and it can enhance the flavors of other foods.
Butter has been around for centuries where margarine has been around for less than 100 years.
And now, for Margarine... Very high in trans fatty acids. Triple risk of coronary heart disease. Increases total cholesterol and LDL (this is the bad cholesterol) and lowers HDL cholesterol, (the good cholesterol) Increases the risk of cancers up to five fold. Lowers quality of breast milk.
Decreases immune response. Decreases insulin response. And here's the most disturbing fact....
HERE IS THE PART THAT IS VERY INTERESTING! Margarine is but ONE MOLECULE away from being PLASTIC... This fact alone was enough to have me avoiding margarine for life and anything else that is hydrogenated (this means hydrogen is added, changing the molecular structure of the substance).
You can try this yourself: Purchase a tub of margarine and leave it in your garage or shaded area. Within a couple of days you will note a couple of things:
* No flies, not even those pesky fruit flies will go near it (that should tell you something)
* It does not rot or smell differently because it has no nutritional value
* Nothing will grow on it. Even those teeny weenie microorganisms will not a find a home to grow. Why? Because it is nearly plastic.
Would you melt your Tupperware and spread that on your toast? Share This With Your Friends..... (If you want to "butter them up")!
Chinese Proverb: "When someone shares something of value with you and you benefit from it, You have a moral obligation to share it with others."
Tuesday, 24 April 2007
Monday, 23 April 2007
Wednesday, 18 April 2007
OK, if it is up to Libyan people to rule the country and they are confronted with a choice between the following 2 issues, which one are they going to choose?
In the first room we spoke with Zakia, who herself is infected with HIV and so are her son & daughter, Zakia said that they are sick and tired of schools that keep throwing their children out because of their conditions, we suffer from being neglected and abandoned by our own community, she said, many of us have been thrown out of our houses, our relatives and friends have abandoned us due to their ignorance and lack of education about this disease. Most of the infected children stay together and have befriended each other in the hospital, many refuse to leave the hospital and prefer to spend their time here.
Only one school in Benghazi has accepted these tragic children and that is TABARAK school which is run by Fariha Al-Drisi.
We went back to talk to Zakia, she said that people responsible for them have neglected their duties, in fact they are stealing our children's benefits, look at this hospital she said, this place does not look like a hospital, it is damp, there is no Television, the children are lying between the beds and in the corridors, the hospital is not healthy and is not suitable. The manager of this hospital, Almahdi Emhabrash, has never visited the patients, we do not like the manager, he has no humanity in him, last night our room flooded with rain water, this hospital used to be a correction centre, it should not be a hospital, we went to Italy and stayed 1 year, we were told that when we come back that we will have a complete specialised hospital, we came back from Italy to find it the exact opposite. A parent described the psychological state of these children, when we went abroad the children became happy and relaxed, when we came back we tried to put the disease at the back of our minds but we always find someone that would remind us about it, foreign people used to play with our kids, here this is impossible, they keep reminding us as if we are forbidden from living.
We talked to Hadeer's mother who said, Hadeer got infected when she was 40 days old, 9 years later no one has done anything for her except medical tests, Hadeer suffers daily, we bring her to the hospital here but for no good, again this year she never went to school, my family have accepted her but not the neighbours so we keep her away from them, the whole world abandoned us and is watching our children suffer, when Hadeer used to go to school, the head mistress told us to take her out of the school in case she infects other children حسبنا الله ونعم الوكيل, we want our country and the whole world to stand with these children.
Another mother said, they said they were going to provide special schools for our children but that never happened, no one visits us, the hospital has become our home even for the uninfected members of the family.
This man, Ramadan Al-Furjani, was there with his 19 year old sister Asma, he describes her condition as tragic, Asma is physically disabled, she can not even feed herself, her mother and brother look after her, Ramadan said that the Libyan Doctors & nurses lack the necessary experience to look after his sister, they try but they do not even have the necessary medicines, on top of her tragic condition she was also infected with the HIV virus.
This was a translation of some of the report done by aljazeera.net
For me I think looking at the above picture of Ramadan Al-Furjani sums it all up, you can see the sadness and the tragedy in his face, just looking at him I felt I could never ask for forgiveness for the people that did this, no matter who they are, May Allah punish them for hurting Ramadan for infecting the children and for making all these families suffer. Ameen.
I came across some pictures here of Libyan disabled people that really upset me, this is Libya, the land of petrol, the land of riches, the land of ........
The families of the disabled children and adults above can not get the necessary accessories and medications needed by disabled people from the Libyan social services, they even tried to get wheelchairs but were told the authorities can not afford them! the families had to buy the wheelchairs abroad, now some of the people have outgrown the wheelchairs but the families can not afford to buy them again so they just stay lying on the floor.
كيف سنقف بين يدي الله لاحول ولا قوة الا بالله
Tuesday, 17 April 2007
Of course now the council has sent the letter to us asking us to clear the mess, we showed the neighbours this letter, their response was that they did not get a letter, to me this meant the neighbours are saying that it is our problem and we have to deal with it and that is exactly what I am doing now, I have contacted the council officially told them about the circumstances behind this rubbish and how the neighbours are 100% responsible for this mess, I decided no more nice neighbour, I had enough of bloody promises that never get fulfilled, I had enough of keeping my children away from the driveway which they can enjoy especially with their new Heelys.
I never wanted it to come to this but I have put up with them for many years, their kids jumped once in our garden and I saw them with my own eyes ripping the small bouncy castle we had, one of their kids once broke my car's aerial, I told the mother, nothing! no response!, they park their car and block the driveway even though it is shared and big enough for both cars, the list goes on and on....
As from yesterday evening, the driveway has been cleaned and hosed down and all the rubbish removed by the neighbours, was it the letter I showed them or was it because the council contacted them? I have no idea but I am glad its done.
Monday, 16 April 2007
This morning as I was driving to work, I heard on the radio about a problem that is beginning to surface in London, since many Eastern European countries joined the EU a vast number of people have moved to the UK for a better life and better jobs, many of these people come from rural areas in their countries where they have never seen a non white person before, of course after they moved to London which is a multi cultural society they were confronted with many other ethnics but for many of the Eastern Europeans children they continued to treat non whites in the same way that their parents do, racism has started to show its ugly head again in London, a survey in London primary schools where many Polish children attend has asked the children to draw other kids in their schools, they were shocked to find that the majority of Polish kids drew monkeys & apes to represent black & brown kids! and apparently that is how their parents feel about black & brown people and they are passing it on to their kids. Britain has and still is dealing with the race issue since 50 years ago and I must say that they did deal very well with it as racism does not really exist in this country or if it exists then most people just keep quiet and say nothing, the other finding of this survey was that many Eastern Europeans have actually approached their children's schools and asked if their children were going to be taught by DARKIES! and that they would prefer if only white teachers taught their kids. Many people phoned in the radio show and complained about being racially abused by Eastern Europeans even though they never experienced racist abuse until now, a Polish woman working for a British / Polish society said that they were tackling this problem by asking Church priests in Poland to tell people that they should be tolerant once they are in the UK just like everyone else but is that enough to solve this problem? I think the answer lies at home with parents.
Thursday, 12 April 2007
Another sailor that sold his story to a tabloid newspaper is Arthur Batchelor, he told the paper of his ordeal at the hands of the Iranians and what a nightmare this poor soldier had??!! This professional soldier cried himself to sleep at night, do you know why? because an Iranian officer called him MR. BEAN! is this a joke I hear you say? no it is not a joke, this man was upset not because maybe they beat him up or God forbid they tortured him physically, they called him Bean that is it!! This episode has shamed the British forces who used to enjoy the best reputation when it comes to professional forces and their conduct, the British used to be world famous for being professional until they followed the Americans into Iraq, their reputation suffered a lot and now this whole issue about the sailors has made it worse, many young British men & women lost their lives or suffered injuries in this war, they are not going to be paid by the press for their real suffering, I live here and can see the suffering of many people in this country, they deserve better, they do not want to see their colleagues selling their cheap stories to be glorified by cheap tabloid newspaper, it is about time Britain got out of this messy war and restored its previous good reputation.
John and Penny Adie, the organisers of the Two Moors Festival, an annual music event on Dartmoor and Exmoor in Devon, South West of England bought a Concert Grand Piano that is worth the grand price of £45,000.
Mrs. Adie got her camera ready to take pictures of her new pride & joy, the piano being unloaded from the Lorry. Unfortunately things did not exactly go to plan! the piano fell 2.5 meters from the lorry to the ground causing massive damage to the music instrument.
Here is the pictures that Mrs. Adie took of the not so Grand entrance of her new Grand Piano:
After the recent closure of the Alleebiya FM and its restart under a new name, the website was back online yesterday, the station according to the website is still called Libya FM! but unfortunately they are not broadcasting live online as they used to do, lets hope that it goes back to what it used to be.
Tuesday, 10 April 2007
Yesterday morning we decided to go to Woburn Safari Park which is about an hour drive north of London near the city of Luton.
The Tigers kept well away
There are 3 Bears in this picture, they were so fat that they looked like big fur balls with a mouth!
(I told Amir to be careful as he might be mistaken for a Monkey, he laughed ..lol)
Sunday, 8 April 2007
I could not believe my eyes then I saw the lady Traffic Warden on the other side of the street, I ran over to her and asked her why she has given me the penalty charge? she immediately replied that it was not her who issued it and that I should check the number, she was right about that, it was not her who issued the ticket but I told her that this is not the point, the point is that she told me or more like tricked me into parking there by saying its OK, these traffic wardens are like a Mafia, they get a commission on tickets they issue and most likely she contacted one of her mates to issue the ticket, there was at least another 10 cars parked near me, all of them had been had by these liars, I started videoing her with my phone camera while she was shouting at me and telling me to go to the police, her horrible loud voice scared Amir and he started to cry, I asked her why did you lie to me? she kept saying I thought you meant another street. Yeah Sure!
With these tickets they give you the chance to contest it but what chance have I got? this problem is plaguing London, councils are making millions of pounds out of motorists yet we can not do anything, they give you 2 weeks period to pay the £50 penalty otherwise it goes up to £100, it is very rare for me to get a penalty charge as I always respect the traffic laws but this is not right. The picture above says think before you park, I didn't just think I asked, but I was lied to. Sometimes I hate living here and that's the view of many Londoners as well, we are sick and tired for having to fork out our hard earned money on councils that trick & cheat many of us and in return they give us hardly any good service.