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The world goes mad … again!

2014 floodsI haven’t posted on here for a while but this story has made my blood boil!

A UK Independence Party councillor has today blamed recent storms and floods on the Government’s decision to legalise gay marriage.

David Silvester, who defected from the Tories last year in protest at David Cameron’s support for same-sex unions, claimed he had warned the Prime Minister that the legislation would result in ‘disasters’.

The Henley-on-Thames town councillor, 73, said the country had been ‘beset by storms’ since the passage of the new law on gay marriage because Mr Cameron had acted ‘arrogantly against the Gospel’.

So we’ve not had floods before this then?   I can’t believe anyone actually votes for these imbeciles.

I just love the response from Richard Lane, spokesman for the gay  rights charity Stonewall.  He is reported to have responded to this absolute tosh by saying: ‘Its hardly surprising that  we’ve seen unusual weather patterns in Britain, considering the enormous amount of hot air being produced by some UKIP members’. 

rio statueWhat drivel will come next?  Presumably tomorrow’s story will be that he also blames gay marriage for the lightning strike that has damaged a thumb of Rio de Janeiro’s famous Christ the Redeemer statue since Brazil also legalised same sex marriage in 2013.  So much for progress.

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The walls come tumbling down

There’s an update today on my previous post “Life in the fast lane“.

The elderly Chinese couple who were refusing to relocate while authorities built a giant road around their home have finally admitted defeat.  In front of a crowd of onlookers, bulldozers and diggers moved in to tear the isolated house to the ground.

Luo Baogen and his wife had previously insisted  on staying in the half-demolished building in the city of Wenling, Zhejiang  province, because they believed that the relocation compensation  offered by  the government was not enough – they have now apparently accepted an increased amount from the Chinese Government.

That might well be the case but I think they probably just decided that a good night’s sleep would be found in a quieter neighbourhood!

Update

Life in the fast lane!

In the People’s Republic of China, during most of the Communist era, private ownership of property was abolished, making it easy for residents to be moved on – but now the laws have been tightened up and it is illegal to demolish property by force without an agreement.

This has led to an elderly couple refusing to move as a road is built round their apartment.  Luo Baogen and his wife insist on living in the half-demolished building in the city of Wenling, in Zhejiang province, China because they believe that the relocation compensation offered by the government is not enough.  Now the only building left standing, the five storey block is a strange sight as cars drive around it while the couple remain living inside.  To ensure the couple’s safety, adjacent rooms in the building have been left intact but all their neighbours have moved out, according to local media.

The road paved through the Xiazhangyang village leads to the Wenling railway station and is yet to be officially opened.  What’s the betting that there will soon be a service station and McDonald’s occupying the ground floor?

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