CUTS

WHEN MAJOR CUTS ARE COMING FOR ALL GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS – INCLUDING EVEN OUR OWN DEFENCE OF THESE ISLANDS I WOULD LOVE TO READ OF THE CUTS COMING TO THE OLYMPICS – THAT HUGE WASTE OF MONEY. AM I NOT READING THE RIGHT PAPERS?

 

MIKE C

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WHEN MAJOR CUTS ARE COMING FOR ALL GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS – INCLUDING EVEN OUR OWN DEFENCE OF THESE ISLANDS I WOULD LOVE TO READ OF THE CUTS COMING TO THE OLYMPICS – THAT HUGE WASTE OF MONEY. AM I NOT READING THE RIGHT PAPERS?

 

MIKE C

Filming/Photographing in public places. Civil liberties being tarnished in the name of so-called “Homeland Security”.

I was on YouTube one afternoon and I came across this video. In this video a man is filming outside a police station (completely coincidential, in my opinion) and an officer came out and asked him why. Well, the dialogue is quite something. This man has a couple more videos on his YouTube channel that add to my point. The police try to basically bully this man into surrendering his Civil Liberties because he just happens to be filming next to a police station. The officer alludes to the media students being terrorists. Is this fair? You promote freedom and liberty, yet you go back on all the promises and guarantees that you preached to the British public during the Election campaign which you subsequently won. Would you take this idea down if I posted it up onto this viewpoints website? Like these men, I am just exercising my right to freedom of speech. We're meant to be entitled to our own freewill, yet you install cameras on every street corner and every lampost. In my own town (Warrington), I can walk down the highstreet and count at least 60-70 cameras. You're watching us, and there goes our privacy. Do you not trust your people? Do you not trust the people who pretty much built Britain up to what it is today? Our troops are fighting for their lives not because of terrorist threats (these are independant radicalist muslims, al-qae'da was wiped out almost 2 years ago) but because the governments of the democratic nations are trying to force their opinions on the rest of the world. I'm not saying our troops aren't doing a good job, they're doing an amazing job. Those troops, Those soldiers that risk their lives for you. They're made up almost entirely of normal hard-working people from normal hard-working families. It's as if you don't trust us. It's as if you want to watch every aspect of our lives. You call this freedom? No, I'll correct you here, it's not freedom. It's a surveillance state. Sorry for bursting your bubble here but it's like a kick in the teeth to us. Taxpayers money was wasted by the idiots who have seats in the houses of parliament because, to be honest, we're a nation build upon greed and automation. Everything is so easy.

We want our lives back.

Show some compassion for your people. Stop the cut-backs of the NHS.

Why is this idea important?

I was on YouTube one afternoon and I came across this video. In this video a man is filming outside a police station (completely coincidential, in my opinion) and an officer came out and asked him why. Well, the dialogue is quite something. This man has a couple more videos on his YouTube channel that add to my point. The police try to basically bully this man into surrendering his Civil Liberties because he just happens to be filming next to a police station. The officer alludes to the media students being terrorists. Is this fair? You promote freedom and liberty, yet you go back on all the promises and guarantees that you preached to the British public during the Election campaign which you subsequently won. Would you take this idea down if I posted it up onto this viewpoints website? Like these men, I am just exercising my right to freedom of speech. We're meant to be entitled to our own freewill, yet you install cameras on every street corner and every lampost. In my own town (Warrington), I can walk down the highstreet and count at least 60-70 cameras. You're watching us, and there goes our privacy. Do you not trust your people? Do you not trust the people who pretty much built Britain up to what it is today? Our troops are fighting for their lives not because of terrorist threats (these are independant radicalist muslims, al-qae'da was wiped out almost 2 years ago) but because the governments of the democratic nations are trying to force their opinions on the rest of the world. I'm not saying our troops aren't doing a good job, they're doing an amazing job. Those troops, Those soldiers that risk their lives for you. They're made up almost entirely of normal hard-working people from normal hard-working families. It's as if you don't trust us. It's as if you want to watch every aspect of our lives. You call this freedom? No, I'll correct you here, it's not freedom. It's a surveillance state. Sorry for bursting your bubble here but it's like a kick in the teeth to us. Taxpayers money was wasted by the idiots who have seats in the houses of parliament because, to be honest, we're a nation build upon greed and automation. Everything is so easy.

We want our lives back.

Show some compassion for your people. Stop the cut-backs of the NHS.

2012 Olympic Laws

Don't let the International Olympic Committee's pressure to create laws that outlaw the community in East London from benefitting financially from the Olympic Games. We saw at the recent World Cup that local people were not allowed to use any word in their marketing that associated their product with the tournament. This was grossly unfair and it would be a great shame if London followed suit during the Olympics. There are already reports surfacing that suggest that laws will be brought in to stop so called ambush marketing. We must make sure that these laws do not penalise local business around the Olympic park or across London.

Why is this idea important?

Don't let the International Olympic Committee's pressure to create laws that outlaw the community in East London from benefitting financially from the Olympic Games. We saw at the recent World Cup that local people were not allowed to use any word in their marketing that associated their product with the tournament. This was grossly unfair and it would be a great shame if London followed suit during the Olympics. There are already reports surfacing that suggest that laws will be brought in to stop so called ambush marketing. We must make sure that these laws do not penalise local business around the Olympic park or across London.

2012 olympics lets cut our losses

As you can see from the title I have Never been in favour of us holding the 2012 olympics.

When we won the bid and it was anounced on t.v. I put my head in my hands.  As I and many others at the time { more knowledgeable on this subject than me}  said it would be a costly white elephant. and now with just over a year to go and the country in financial turmoil is it too late to put it on E bay and cut our losses. It has been proved that it is [already] millions overspent, monies I don't believe is recoupable and it is also behind schedule.

The people with a vested interest say it will benefit the country as a whole, I don't believe anyone living north of Watford Gap will see any benefit. 

The only people hyping the olympics up are those who will [financially] gain from it. The sportsmen and women that are starting to reach their sell by dates will be queuing up to become "expert" commentators.

It's a very large pie, but there are too many fingers in it.

Look what's happened to Greece since thiers…………….   

Why is this idea important?

As you can see from the title I have Never been in favour of us holding the 2012 olympics.

When we won the bid and it was anounced on t.v. I put my head in my hands.  As I and many others at the time { more knowledgeable on this subject than me}  said it would be a costly white elephant. and now with just over a year to go and the country in financial turmoil is it too late to put it on E bay and cut our losses. It has been proved that it is [already] millions overspent, monies I don't believe is recoupable and it is also behind schedule.

The people with a vested interest say it will benefit the country as a whole, I don't believe anyone living north of Watford Gap will see any benefit. 

The only people hyping the olympics up are those who will [financially] gain from it. The sportsmen and women that are starting to reach their sell by dates will be queuing up to become "expert" commentators.

It's a very large pie, but there are too many fingers in it.

Look what's happened to Greece since thiers…………….   

Repeal the Firearms Amendment Act of 1996

This Act was made in haste following the terrible events at Dunblane. An election was forthcoming and each of the political parties was trying to show how tough they could be.

Despite the observations of Lord Cullen, who did not advocate the banning of all handguns, the Government of the day decided to ban all larger calibre pistols, the incomoing Government banned all of them.  In effect they punished some 60,000 law abiding citizens for another mans crime.  Very few polititians listened to the target shooters, who were being vilified almost on a daily basis by the media and the Government in general.

As a result, pistols were only available to the criminals and the police. As I recall, in the first year since the ban statistics indicated that gun crime had increased fourfold, and has continued to rise each year.

Therefore, all the act has done is to prevent the law abiding citizen to enjoy the sport of target pistol shooting, The National teams of England and Scotland have to train abroad for Commonwealth Games and Olympics.  It was a sport that enabled the aged and the infirm to compete on a level with able people, what other sport could accomplish this?

It's about time that common sense prevailed and target pistol shooting could again be practised in this country.

Why is this idea important?

This Act was made in haste following the terrible events at Dunblane. An election was forthcoming and each of the political parties was trying to show how tough they could be.

Despite the observations of Lord Cullen, who did not advocate the banning of all handguns, the Government of the day decided to ban all larger calibre pistols, the incomoing Government banned all of them.  In effect they punished some 60,000 law abiding citizens for another mans crime.  Very few polititians listened to the target shooters, who were being vilified almost on a daily basis by the media and the Government in general.

As a result, pistols were only available to the criminals and the police. As I recall, in the first year since the ban statistics indicated that gun crime had increased fourfold, and has continued to rise each year.

Therefore, all the act has done is to prevent the law abiding citizen to enjoy the sport of target pistol shooting, The National teams of England and Scotland have to train abroad for Commonwealth Games and Olympics.  It was a sport that enabled the aged and the infirm to compete on a level with able people, what other sport could accomplish this?

It's about time that common sense prevailed and target pistol shooting could again be practised in this country.

Review Mandatory Firearms sentences

As a competitive target shooter and club secretary, I am really worried about mandatory sentences for firearms offences.  It would be all to easy to commit a simple offence – like accidentally dropping a round of ammunition in my gun-bag and therefore not locking it away properly, or picking up a box of ammunition left on the range by another shooter (if you are not permitted to hold that calibre of ammunition, then that too is an offence, even though it's the sensible thing to do). Other 'offences' could include being passed ammunition and/or gun spares by the widow of a deceased member (again, if you are not entitled to hold that calibre of ammunition it is an offence, and the gun spares could include components that nowadays would have to be entered on a Firearms Certificate, but years ago did not). There are a great many other examples, but I think the above is sufficient to illustrate the point.

Any of these currently require a mandatory 5-year jail sentence, which is horribly punitive and as a bona-fide target shooter (and no threat to law and order) is utterly unreasonable.

Regards – Richard Knight.

Don't get me started on Tony Blair taking "Guns off the Streets" – a campaign that decimated my sport with no affect whatsoever on illegal users of firearms.  

Why is this idea important?

As a competitive target shooter and club secretary, I am really worried about mandatory sentences for firearms offences.  It would be all to easy to commit a simple offence – like accidentally dropping a round of ammunition in my gun-bag and therefore not locking it away properly, or picking up a box of ammunition left on the range by another shooter (if you are not permitted to hold that calibre of ammunition, then that too is an offence, even though it's the sensible thing to do). Other 'offences' could include being passed ammunition and/or gun spares by the widow of a deceased member (again, if you are not entitled to hold that calibre of ammunition it is an offence, and the gun spares could include components that nowadays would have to be entered on a Firearms Certificate, but years ago did not). There are a great many other examples, but I think the above is sufficient to illustrate the point.

Any of these currently require a mandatory 5-year jail sentence, which is horribly punitive and as a bona-fide target shooter (and no threat to law and order) is utterly unreasonable.

Regards – Richard Knight.

Don't get me started on Tony Blair taking "Guns off the Streets" – a campaign that decimated my sport with no affect whatsoever on illegal users of firearms.  

Cease funding the Olympics

The Olympics is an entertainment event. Everyone can choose and should pay for their own entertainment. The event should be funded by the competitors their sponsors and the audience like any other event. It should not be subsidised by taxpayers.

Why is this idea important?

The Olympics is an entertainment event. Everyone can choose and should pay for their own entertainment. The event should be funded by the competitors their sponsors and the audience like any other event. It should not be subsidised by taxpayers.

Amend London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Act 2006

Remove the offence of using words such as "London"; "Olympics" etc etc as stated in the existing act by companies trying to exist in London of who use the word "olympics"

 

This appears to have been a "sop" by the previous administration to curry favour with the IOC, and win the right to host the games.  The current World Cup and its similar restrictions is a case in point

Why is this idea important?

Remove the offence of using words such as "London"; "Olympics" etc etc as stated in the existing act by companies trying to exist in London of who use the word "olympics"

 

This appears to have been a "sop" by the previous administration to curry favour with the IOC, and win the right to host the games.  The current World Cup and its similar restrictions is a case in point