When the great waves of – mostly economic – migrants try to cross by water from North Africa to Italy and hundreds drown in the effort, Italy allows the successful migrants to stay in the EU, gives them 500 euros each and tells them to get lost out of Italy; the UK is the favourite destination because they have the best benefits.

SADLY, this kind of humanitarianism is badly faulted, in as much as the very fact that those migrants that managed to reach shore were rewarded, will send a signal to the people in African that it’s worth the gamble to try to reach the EU, whether that is in Spain or Italy, and more and more migrants will drown in the process.

The sole way to stop the drownings is to return all of the migrants back to where they came from, and this will stop the endless, mindless deaths by drowning, as the hopeful migrants will stop paying the middle men who supply the boats and the problem of the deaths by drowning will be solved.

Continuing to reward migrants who succeed will contine to condemn thousands to death by drowning!

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The more people rewarded the more  will try and the more will drown in trying!



Now that I am back in Montevideo, the paranoia about home security appears to be as strong as ever, with barbed wire and electric fences rolled around fence tops along with barking dogs and endless security guards. I don’t believe that home security here is any better or worse than Canada or the UK, however, the phones ring constantly with somebody pushing more security devices and more and more wealthy people spend more and more money indulging their paranoia!


For the past 30 odd years, executive compensation at virtually any publically owned limited liability company or board, council, etc., has been spiralling out of control, without any checks or controls by those who effectively own them: the people.

The practice of using compensation committees and compensation consultants has been used to make lame excuses as to why greed is good and more greed is better.

As you may see from the attached article, two thirds of Britain’s highest paid council bosses won pay rises last year despite Government orders to slash their salaries, and in spite of the council cutting staff and services, but this is only the top of the iceberg; publically listed companies and councils, etc., around the western world have been annually paying fees to so-called compensation committees or consultants to grant themselves more and more compensation, whether that be in salary, stocks, stock options or bonuses – I have never heard of a compensation consultant or committee that recommended a reduction in compensation to the hand that feeds them.

What is the solution you may ask ?  The solution is to let the people who pay the pipers vote on any current pay levels and any future pay increases by the use of individual votes…no, not by allowing overpaid mutual fund managers or pension fund managers to vote..but the individual taxpayers and shareholders.

In the case of public council executives, etc., governments should legislate pay levels for all council executives and let them all get another job if they don’t like it !


In some banks in the world that I personally know of, a security guard will not let you enter the bank without removing anything that hides your identity from the staff and the CCTV cameras; that includes hoodies, sun glasses and niqabs.

The failure to enforce this practice, in many cases, has resulted in some major thefts, such as the group of men dressed up as Muslim ladies covered in black clothes and niqabs and who raided a jewellery store after pretending to be serious shoppers, and as you will see below, the man in the hoodie.

In Canada, the province of Quebec is presently legislating a law that will ban all forms of religious dress in all publicly owned buildings, this includes hospitals and courts. The ban will, of course affect all religions: Jews, Christians, Muslims, Sikhs,  etc.; presumably in hospitals,  a priest that wishes to give the last rights to a catholic will have to come in plain clothes and Sikh hospital staff will have to remove their turbans, presumably they will be allowed to wear hospital head coverings instead.

How long will it take liberal western countries to ban the use of any face coverings in public places, in the name of the safety and security of the public ?


Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder – This is how it manifests:

I decide to water my garden. As I turn on the hose in the driveway, I look over at my car and decide it needs washing.

As I start toward the garage, I notice mail on the porch table that I brought up from the mail box earlier. I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car. I lay my car keys on the table, put the junk mail in the garbage can under the table and notice that the can is full. So, I decide to put the bills back on the table and take out the garbage first. But then I think, since I’m going to be near the mailbox when I take out the garbage anyway, I may as well pay the bills first. I take my check book off the table, and see that there is only one check left. My extra checks are in my desk in the study, so I go inside the house to my desk where I find the can of Pepsi I’d been drinking.

I’m going to look for my checks, but first I need to push the Pepsi aside so that I don’t accidentally knock it over. The Pepsi is getting warm, and I decide to put it in the refrigerator to keep it cold. As I head toward the kitchen with the Pepsi, a vase of flowers on the counter catches my eye–they need water.

I put the Pepsi on the counter and discover my reading glasses that I’ve been searching for all morning. I decide I better put them back on my desk, but first I’m going to water the flowers. I set the glasses back down on the counter, fill a container with water and suddenly spot the TV remote.

Someone left it on the kitchen table. I realize that tonight when we go to watch TV, I’ll be looking for the remote, but I won’t remember that it’s on the kitchen table, so I decide to put it back in the den where it belongs, but first I’ll water the flowers.

I pour some water in the flowers, but quite a bit of it spills on the floor. So, I set the remote back on the table, get some towels and wipe up the spill.  Then, I head down the hall trying to remember what I was planning to do.

At the end of the day: the car isn’t washed; the bills aren’t paid; there is a warm can of Pepsi sitting on the counter; the flowers don’t have enough water; there is still only 1 check in my check book; I can’t find the remote; I can’t find my glasses, and I don’t remember what I did with the car keys !!!

Then, when I try to figure out why nothing got done today, I’m really baffled because I know I was busy all damn day, and I’m really tired. I realize this is a serious problem, and I’ll try to get some help for it, but first I’ll check my e-mail……….

Don’t laugh — if this isn’t you yet, your day is coming!!

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