Are the free societies of the world doomed to fail?

 

The man MI5 didn’t think was dangerous: Killer used gym to radicalize youngsters, worked out with a terror suspect on the FBI watch list and was reported to the security services again LAST SUMMER. So goes the headline.
Today a guest post by Mustang:

An interesting recent article in the UK’s Daily Mail headlined as “MI-5 and Yard: We had him and let him go: a shocking admission that 2-years before London Bridge jihadi maniac went on rampage.”  What is missing is the logical follow-on subtitle: negligent officials arrested and charged in the deaths of innocents.

To my way of thinking, this is a large part of the problem: free societies never seem able to hold their elected officials and bureaucrats accountable for their gross incompetence.  I am wondering … why not?  Do they, or do they not, work for “the people?”

According to the report, “Khuram Butt, 27, was flagged up because of his extremist views and his case was examined by Scotland Yard and the security services.  A call was later made to the anti-terror hotline, warning of Butt’s increasingly extremist behavior, but officials downgraded the investigation because they did not suspect the married father of two was planning an attack.”

As it turns out, the dismissal was incompetent in the extreme, or if you prefer, criminally wanton due to thoughtless political correctness.  Similar instances have occurred in the United States, a few of which were honor killings of female children by their own father, some of whom have never been brought to justice.

What does it take to switch on the light —to finally move against what to me is an obvious conspiracy by too many extremists who seek to murder us.

We can do better than this, yet we sit back and allow un-named officials to draw their fat salaries and hefty pensions even after making horrendously consequential decisions.  It makes the admonition “see something—say something” laughable.  Perhaps what has happened to us is exactly what we deserve —for our complacency.

What is your point of view?

Every Nine days, a terrorist attack is attempted in Europe in 2017

Time for Great Britain and the world to wake up. The U.S. can no longer be the only country concerned about terrorism and to the Mayor of London, no we will never accept that this is to be accepted.

From Breitbart:  Europe, the United Kingdom, and Russia have witnessed terror attacks or attempted attacks every nine days in 2017 on average, analysis of security incidents has revealed.

Since January, around 45 people have been killed by mostly Islamic terrorists, while hundreds have been injured. The only known incident not linked to jihadism in 2017 was the attack on the Borussia Dortmund soccer team by a Russian-German national attempting to profit from short-selling stock in the company.

 Attacks and attempted attacks have taken place in Austria, France, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Italy, Russia, Sweden, Norway, and Germany.

Security services in Britain — population 65 million — are known to be tracking 3,500 potential terror suspects or persons posing a threat. Meanwhile Belgium, with its population of just 12 million, is tracking around 18,000 potential jihadists. List at Breitbart

The enemy is at the gate, they lay siege to our walls, yet no one answers the call to arms!! Where are the Knights, why are they not suited up for the great battle? Are they asleep? Who will slay this beast if not the Templars? The angels are sounding the trumpets, are the sounds of them muffled? This enemy is familiar, we have fought them before, in histories past, come brethren, take up your cross, and fight for God, and the Saints, the beast has reared his ugly head once again!!

 What is the matter with Twitter? Great Britain’s police? The following were removed from Great Britain. Where is the outrage? The UK gave us Freedom of Speech. Time to get a move on.

UK family loses foster kids because of conservative beliefs

Here we go:

A couple had their three foster children taken away by a council on the grounds that their membership of the UK Independence Party meant that they supported “racist” policies. Where have we heard that before?

After a brief hiatus from posting to enjoy the Holiday, what could be better than to come across this story from across the pond. This couple loses their kids for being members of the Conservative party.They have been fostering children for over 12 years. For those who continue to see many of us wearing tin foil, try this information out for size. Europe is just one step ahead of where we will be soon, and taking away one’s children for one’s belief system should give us a red alert. Next of course, our children will be taught to report us. Doesn’t this sound familiar? The clip included is of Ngel Farage of the Conservative party revealing the Ponzi scheme our governments are playing. Apparently, much too radical a speech.

A UK couple had their three foster children taken away after social workers decided that the couple’s support for the supposedly “racist” policies of the UK Independence Party (Ukip) made them “unsuitable” caregivers, The Telegraph reports. (Video of Farage’s reaction at link)

The parents claim they were made to feel like criminals and that they had a “black mark” on them for supporting the conservative group. And now it has culminated in the loss of their foster children, one boy and two girls.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Ukip, it’s the conservative wing of British politics. If you want an understanding of the group’s principles, look no further than Nigel Farage, founding member and party leader:

 

“It is total and utter failure. This ship, the euro Titanic has now hit the iceberg and sadly there simply aren’t enough life boats,” said Farage, an infamously skeptical critic of the eurozone, to the European Parliament.

H/T:The Blaze

Drug Shortages in Great Britain – Coming soon with Obamacare?

Patients are being forced to wait for vital drugs – including treatments for cancer – because of desperate shortages of medicines across Britain.

Welcome to the death panels.. I mean drug shortages. This is what happens when you get the Government involved. Trade deals involved?   One can only guess at the amount that the Government was willing to pay for the drugs since there have been major reductions in health benefits in Great Britain. Prime Minister Cameron is attempting to privatize/overhaul the system in order to keep it from bankrupting the Country.  British Health System has Breakup

More than 50 drugs are now in short supply because doses which were intended for NHS patients are being sold to speculators who sell them in Europe for a profit.

Women being treated for breast cancer have been forced to trek across the country in search of the drugs Femara and Armidex.

Others have been put on inferior treatments because the pills they had been prescribed cannot be found in time.

Patients in Newcastle upon Tyne, Essex, Oxfordshire, Teeside have all reported shortages of Femara, with some women being switched to alternative treatments, while others have been given just a few days’ supply of the treatment at a time.

Jayne Hatfield, from charity Breast Cancer care said: “At a time when they are dealing with a diagnosis and treatment this is an enormous extra worry.

“It is really shocking for patients that because of the way the drugs market works they cannot get the drugs they need.”

Stocks of 56 drugs, including treatments for cancer, Parkinson’s disease, schizophrenia, depression, kidney disease, high blood pressure, and epilepsy have now run low.

Under European trade agreements, drug suppliers are able to import and export drugs between European countries.

For many years, the UK benefited from imported drugs supplied from Spain and Greece.

But since the value of the pound dropped, the reverse has happened – with wholesalers and some chemists engaged in ‘parallel exporting’, selling drugs to other EU countries which will pay more.

BAPT is urging the Government to do more to protect Britain’s supply of drugs. In France and Germany, obligations have been placed on drugs manufacturers to ensure the health of the public takes precedence over trade laws.

Full story The telegraph

Great Britain makes plans for Gas Rationing

  • Households would be given tokens for fuel in home and cars
  • Surplus units could be sold and extra tokens bought
  • Obama must be salivating at the thought of what Great Britain is planning. Just think about it, a backdoor method of cap-and-trade. Sure, they exchange their energy credits. Now we know why he is determined to stop all energy development here in the U.S.. Why is no one is complaining? Where is the outrage? Where are the Republicans? Are we like sheep and are we going to allow this to happen to us? Here tis:

    A petrol rationing programme has been proposed by MPs as prices look likely to soar to £8 a gallon this summer.

    High fuel prices have already caused five per cent of road users to give up their cars altogether, while 48 per cent of drivers say they are using their cars less.

    Households would be given a set number of free energy ‘tokens’ which would be offset against any fuel burnt in a vehicle or at home, under the proposals made by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Peak Oil.

    Under the Tradable Energy Quotas programme, surplus energy units could be sold and extra tokens bought.

    ‘People will be allowed to trade units they don’t use, which as usual will hit the lower-income driver who becomes priced off the road.

    ‘It would be open for abuse by greedy individuals and politicians.’ Some say.

    The Transport Secretary Philip Hammond yesterday admitted that soaring fuel prices are a real ‘problem’ for hard pressed motorists. 

    And he offered an olive branch to cash-strapped drivers, signalling that there will be action to cut prices in March’s budget.

    His intervention turns up the heat on the Treasury, where ministers have argued that the government needs to hang on to the extra revenue from rising pump prices.

    Government sources say Chancellor George Osborne is looking at plans to slash fuel costs for British truck drivers

    Read more: More at the Dalily Mail

    British Health system -NHS- has shakeup, now able to pick G.P.

    It is so interesting, that at a time when we are heading into a system similar to Great Britain, they are moving out of their system. The system that Dr. Donald Berwick  would have us have as our template. Perhaps we can learn something. There is great debate going on, no doubt the loss of 24,00 jobs is a concern. It would seem reasonable that Physicians would be the ones to plan treatments as opposed to the 24,00 bureaucrats. Yes, and I would like to be able to pick my own Doc. as well.

    A massive overhaul of the NHS was unveiled today – that will lead to the loss of 24,500 jobs.

    In the biggest shake-up of the health service for 60 years, all 152 of England’s primary care trusts (PCTs) scrapped, along with 10 strategic health authorities.

    Instead GPs will be handed around 80 per cent of the NHS budget – currently topping £100bn a year – to commission services for patients.

    ‘This legislation will deliver changes that will improve outcomes for patients and save the NHS £1.7 billion every year – money that will be reinvested into services for patients.’

    Patients will even be able to pick their GP and decide which clinical team treats them in hospital, while communities will get greater powers to stop the closure of maternity and A&E departments.

    Unveiling the Health and Social Care Bill, Health Secretary Andrew Lansley admitted the radical reforms would cost £1.4billion.

    However, he insisted they would save the NHS more than £5bn by 2015 and £1.7 billion every year thereafter.

    Read more: More at Daily Mail

    UK plans to make major health care reforms

    Prime Minister Cameron plans on making changes to their Healthcare system. Why? Because they are going broke. The plans will be released on Wednesday. This will be something to watch.  Don’t you just love the start of the piece: “The Conservative Leader said”.. yes it is the nasty Conservatives who have to figure out how to save Great Britain after the Liberals have driven the Country into the ground. Here tis:

    The Conservative leader said he would save money and cut red tape by giving control over management to family practitioners rather than bureaucrats, and allow private companies to bid for contracts within the National Health Service.

    If Britain continued with its current system, “we would face a really big crunch in two or three years’ time,” he added. “I don’t think there is an option of just quietly standing still, staying where we are and putting a bit more money into the NHS. I think we do need to make more fundamental changes.”

    More at NECN

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