This man, Oscar Pistorius, shot his girlfriend either deliberately or accidentally. He is famous for being a disabled athlete who apparently has won things. Can I just let it be known I do not care? There is in my view nothing, bar some very poor police work and absurd journalism, in this story that relates to the UK so why do we have it thrust upon us as the main story in every news bulletin and paper? Do we lack murderers and dubious athletes ourselves we need to care about other peoples? I know not whether he is guilty or not, I know it is not newsworthy, so why is it so important to the media? Having been given bail he may stay out of the news for a while, until it begins again during the court case.
When the present Pope decided to resign rather than die on office it created a media outcry. A man considered irrelevant by so many gets an awful lot of publicity for anything he says. Now it transpires he had read a report indicating a 'gay' fraternity being exposed in the Vatican, that says the 'La Repubblica' paper is why he is going. I believe them, the pope is an 'intellectual' as opposed to a leader, a manager, which is what the pope role is about. he was given the job because the other cardinals did not want another John Paul II, a man who refused to die in office for many years. I believe them also as it is no secret that many homosexuals, as well as paedophiles have found their way into the Roman church organisation (although I am not able to give evidence bar reporting stories thereof) . Such tales have been around in RC circles for many years, names never mentioned, and any organisation that wrongly insists on celibacy is open to corruption if control is poor. The size and complexity of the RCs organisation makes such control difficult, especially when the Vatican itself is full of problems. A return to the bible is required from the next pope, a removal of homosexual groups and a handing over to the police of all paedos is an urgent step he must take, an end to celibacy is also overdue, that in itself with free many problems. When he reads this report, if it exists, he has many hard choices to make.
Car drivers are always whining about petrol prices. There is hardly a day when the poor hard done by drivers grumble and complain about their struggle to pay for fuel. I noticed while sitting on the bus the other day the prices, £135.9 for Unleaded, and £147.9 for diesel, that's at a litre a time. Smaller cars will have a tank of what? Around 45 litres perhaps? That means you might pay £40 - 50 when you fill up. However as I look around I find people driving big cars, and those who drive smaller appear to use them a lot. Now I am on a tight budget, which is why I bought 30 butchersd sausages for £10 yesterday, cheap around here, but so many people appear to find enough to fill the hosue with all mod cons, drive cars, have holidays, drink in pubs, attend football matches and yet say "It's all right for you!" Where does their money come from in these austerity days? How do folks manage to live so well? I would hate to tell them to buy a smaller car, eat better and less, don't buy what you don't need, and get a life. There again, I might.