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Got this in by email today, and it was the prod I needed to start the blog running again after a big period of time off due to a DIY project at home.

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H/T to Lawson Narse via FB

Bacon Jam

Read it, make it, you know you want to….

Loneliness

Again, I have been very busy this last week, but at least there will be a rest from DIY jobs at home for a week or so as I have just finished one of the projects.

In fact, this is the only time where I have completely finished a DIY project, as I have a nasty habit of leaving one little job to “do next week”.  Of course, this one little job never gets done!

Anyway, back onto the subject at hand.  I have just been trying to catch up with all my RSS subscriptions, and I came across this very thoughtful and insightful post by Frank Davis.

As always, Frank’s analysis is spot on.  I think the most moving part that I took away from Frank’s blog post was this quote towards the end:

The Germans dumped a young Soviet prisoner in my ward late 
one night. The ward was full, so I put him in my room as he was moribund and 
screaming and I did not want to wake the ward. I examined him. He had obvious 
gross bilateral cavitation and a severe pleural rub. I thought the latter was the 
cause of the pain and the screaming. I had no morphia, just aspirin, which had 
no effect. I felt desperate. I knew very little Russian and there was no one in 
the ward who did. I finally instinctively sat down on the bed and took him in 
my arms, and the screaming stopped almost at once. He died peacefully in 
my arms a few hours later. It was not the pleurisy that caused the screaming 
but loneliness. It was a wonderful education about the care of the dying. 
– The Foundations of Primary Care: Daring to be Different (9)

We are a social creature by nature, and being together with our friends is important to our wellbeing.  As shown in the quote above about the young Soviet prisoner, just the touch of another human being can comfort and placate, even when someone is dying and in pain.  

Please take the time to read Frank’s post.

The Boys in Blue

Stolen unashamedly from CR.  Big tip of the multi chins!


Those Bad Bad Boys In Blue

Well, some of them anyway.

These are the people we allegedly hold up as ideal members of society. This short list details those we know about from the last year or so. No doubt there are many more.

Doesn’t it make you go all warm and fuzzy inside, knowing that these bell-ends are chasing the “bad guys”?

Chief Superintendent James Trotman – Thames Valley Police 18th Jan 2011
Allegedly set fire to his car outside his lover’s home and allowed her lawyer husband to take the blame
Source

PC Jordan Janssen – Metropolitan Police 14th Dec 2010
Pleaded guilty to making and distributing indecent images of children.
Source

Sgt Peter Yeats – Sussex Police 20th Dec 2010.
Fraud
Source

PC Lance Thomson – Lancashire Police 8th Dec 2010.
Pleaded guilty to 15 charges of making indecent images of children. 
Source

PC Shaun Lee Merseyside Transport Police 4th Nov 2010
Charged with dangerous driving after a Police vehicle was used to apprehend an alleged fare dodger.
Source

Three Police Officers – Merseyside Police 4th Nov 2010.
Beat and forced an innocent woman to strip naked
Source

Sgt Salim Razaq – Lancashire Police 4th Nov 2010.
Found guilty of perverting the course of justice,possessing firearms and ammunition, as well as misconduct in a public office. 
Source

PC Peter Yeats – Metropolitan Police 1st Nov 2010.
Charged with £3500 fraud.
Source

PC Mesut Karakas
 – Metropolitan Police 23rd 0ct 2010.
Pleaded guilty to conspiracy to kidnap a Lloyds TSB manager in 2009, misconduct in a public office and assault. Sentenced to 13 years in prison.
Source

Detective Constable Daren Pooley and Nicola Pooley – 20th Oct 2010
Found guilty today of conspiracy to defraud.
Source

Sergeant Tim Nunn and Sergeant Lee Morgan – 20th Oct 2010
Two Metropolitan Police Custody Sergeants are to face prosecution for perverting the course of justice following an investigation managed by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC). Sergeant Tim Nunn and Sergeant Lee Morgan , who were both based at Plaistow Police Station, have been summonsed to appear before Horseferry Road Magistrates Court on 5 November 2010.
Source

Detention Officer Adrian Law
 – South Yorkshire Police 14th Oct 2010
Charged with Section 18 assault (grievous bodily harm) relating to an allegation that hot liquid was deliberately poured over a 26-year-old man who was detained at Barnsley Police Station on 30 May 2010. Source

Sgt James Boothby – Lancashire Police 14th Oct 2010
Facilitating the creation of a company and pursuing a course of conduct to procure valuable business for that company, thereby breaching the Code of Conduct for police officers in relation to honesty and integrity. Source

PC Stephen Mitchell – Newcastle Police 13th Oct 2010
Five counts of rape, six of indecent assault and 15 of misconduct in public office.
Source

PC 5548 Morrison – Devon and Cornwall 6th Oct 2010
Unlawful arrest, excessive force & unlawful detention on John Joseph.
Source

PC Nigel Cowley, PC Roderick James-Bowen, PC Mark Jones, 43 and Det Con John Donohue – Metropolitan Police 22nd Sept 2010
Assault occasioning actual bodily harm during the arrest of Mr Ahmad in Tooting, south London. 
Source

PC Daniel Capel - Kent Police 19th Sept 2010
Went to ­investigate a bust-up between a young model and her boyfriend and then sent her a string of filthy texts and tried to get her to sleep with him bombarding her with explicit ­messages, ­including a picture of his ­genitals.
Source

PC Anthony Davitt – Merseyside Police 16th Sept 2010 (Note: Found Not Guilty)
Suspended after allegedly being found with £2,000 in cash recovered on a raid.
Source

Police officer – West Yorkshire 13th Sept 2010
Arrested on suspicion of possessing child pornography.
Source

Sgt Mark Andrews – Wiltshire Police 13th Sept 2010 
Police sergeant jailed for throwing woman in cell ‘punched and kicked civil servant in separate attack. 
Source

Sgt Mark Andrews – Wiltshire Police 7th Sept 2010
A police officer has been jailed for six months after he was caught on CCTV throwing a woman into a cell, badly injuring her.
Source

Two Police Officers – Greater Manchester Police 3rd Sept 2010.
Suspended after confiscating a super-fast sports car from its driver and then crashing it themselves.
Source

PC Dustin Hunter – Surrey Police 17th Aug 2010
Sold stolen police uniforms and offered tips on how to foil detectives as well as drug dealing. Jailed for seven years.
Source

Police Officers – South Wales 6th Aug 2010
Smashed OAP driver’s window and dragged him out of car’ after he was stopped for not wearing seatbelt
Source

PC Simon Harwood – Scotland Yard Riot squad 22nd July 2010
Not charged with any offence after he was caught on camera striking newspaper seller Ian Tomlinson with his baton and pushing him to the ground at the G20 Conference on 1st April 2009. 
Source

PC Darren Lawson – Notts Police 2nd July 2010
Jailed for six years for indecently assaulting children. 
Source

PC Jamie Slater - South Wales 15th June 2010
Arrested for offences of misconduct in public office, harassment and inciting prostitution for gain.
Source

PC Haydn Evans – South Wales 11th June 2010
Abused the police computer database to search for confidential information on six male lovers. 
Source

PC Jason Hanvey – Greater Manchester Police 9th April 2010
Subjected a teenage girl to a ‘deliberately cruel’ ordeal that was ‘little short of torture’ threatening to rip her ‘Fucking skull off’. Jailed for 18th months.
Source 

Sgt Darren Burns, PC Andrew Bird, PC Clive French – Merseyside Police 17th Feb 2010
Jailed for selling cannabis seized in drugs raids.
Source

PC Mark Carter – West Yorkshire 19th Dec 2009
Charged with a number of sex offences following an incident at the Etap hotel in Leeds. 
Source

PC Chris McGinn – West Lothian Police 24th Oct 2009
Cocaine addict who sold drugs to feed his £500 a month habit, jailed for two years.
Source

PC Andrew Rayson – South Yorkshire 9th April 2009
Filmed a series of naked women and girls in swimming pool changing rooms, jailed for 20 weeks.
Source

Tip of the beret to a poster on FMOTL Forum.

CR.

It is a real shame that so many of these incidents are coming to light now.  

Is it because the police are recruiting a lower standard of officer, or is that these sort of things have always occured yet been swept under the carpet?

The scary thing is that these are just the violations of public office that have been prosecuted – how many more have not yet been discovered and investigated or buried?

Considering that the trust and public confidence in the Police is at an all time low, they really need to get their house in order as it is dragging down the officers who are trying to do a good, balanced and worthy job.

Been a bit slack with the blogging due to too much DIY and domestic stuff.

I am struggling to even keep up with the daily blog reads!

If you read anything today, read this awesome post by Longrider. 

UPDATE

Dick Puddlecote also has a good take on the issue.

I see that one of the troughers has been given a healthy dose of 18 months in prison.

Hopefully this will send a message to the other 650 greedy, chiseling, grabbing, spineless, cheating, lying bastards.

Autonomous Mind as always has an excellent take on the news.

 

Autonomous Mind has an excellent post up about 2010 being the warmest year 12th coldest on record.

Its really not looking very good for the warmists is it?  It still won’t stop them from their watermelon tax and power grab plans however.

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