The Naked Rambler….

Stephen Gough is the most infamous naked rambler in the UK and he has spent nearly six years in prison due to this. He has often walked out of prison and the almost instantly removed his clothes and then been arrested again.  He says it’s a matter of principle and if he wishes not to wear clothes why should he?

It has also got to the point where he refuses to wear clothes in court and even in prison. Officials wanted to break the cycle of his reoffending so allowed him to leave prison naked for the first time, but only three days later he walked past a children’s playground naked.

It is not believed that this man has cost the UK hundreds of thousands of pounds, with it costing £40,000 a year to keep the average inmate. He needs special attention as prison rules state that clothes must be worn and he refuses meaning he has to be kept separately from other prisoners.

“The human body isn’t offensive,” he told the Guardian in March 2012. “If that’s what we’re saying, as human beings, then it’s not rational.

Scott, who is also a human rights lawyer, says being naked is “not generally accepted to be a human right”.

“You can develop your own thinking on what a human right is but if that clashes with the rights of other people not to be upset or alarmed then you have a problem.”

But is he right? We punish flashers is he any better? We were born naked why not stay that way?

The problem is this offends some people, they feel it isn’t appropriate for people to be walking around naked. This isn’t breaking the law though, there is nothing sexual to his being naked, he just doesn’t wish to wear clothes. I feel here there needs to be compromise on both sides.

The legal system need to see there isn’t any malice to his actions, but he needs to understand how his actions could upset other people. I actually agree with naturism, it’s not something I would personally do, but it allows people to be perfectly comfortable with themselves something that isn’t very common in the age of silicon and fillers.

However, I can see all this money being thrown away and I just feel if Mr Gough had stopped earlier a few thousand pounds could have been saved.

 

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Jimmy Saville Abuse Allegations…

Almost every British adult will be aware of Jimmy Saville, he was the charismatic host of Jim’ll Fix It, Clunk Click and Top of The Pops. He died last year a couple of days before his 85th birthday. In a recent ITV documentary (aired last night) he has been accused of systematically absuing young girls of about 14/15 years of age.

There have been two sides to this argument his family and the charities he set up saying the allegations are not true and they are damaging to any continuous and  posthumous charity work.

But then the evidence seems to be quite overwhelming. A large number of girls recalls cases of very simlair abuse and with Jimmy being one of the top star in the country at the time, with connections to both politicians and royalty it is obvious why the victims have waited so long to speak out.

In a way if these women were abused as young girls their voices should be heard, as this should not be allowed to happen again, with the next big TV personailty. I also do feel for the family of Jimmy Saville if  he did do what he is accused of, it’s as if everything they believed about him was a lie all along, but people shouldn’t forget his charity work.

He raised over £40 million for charity it doesn’t excuse what he did, but people should remember this and not let those charities suffer because of these absue claims. Respect should also be shown to his family, they probably had no idea what was going on and I really hope they are given space, not hounded by the press and not abused by the public.

This is probably just the beginning and I think it’s obvious that more and more abuse allegations will surface. But, it is destined to be a one sided story as the man behind all of this controversy left us on the 29th October 2011.

People Who Fall for Obvious Scams and then Blame Other People…

On the TV and in the papers we hear everyday about people being scammed. Paying rogue builders up front, giving their card details over the phone and setting up some sort of online contract and not reading the terms and conditions.
They then expect compensation of some form straight away. By law banks do have to provide a refund if it can be found that these transactions are not genuine. But, if the consumer has received the goods and they have simply not read the terms and conditions they are not.
The best thing to do is just to say no. If somebody cold calls you put the phone down.
Put a chain on the door and if a salesman is on your doorstep shut it in his face.
Ignore any letters or emails from companies you don’t know and remember most banks do NOT send emails, so avoid filling online forms in that come via a link on an email.
These are all just simple measures to stop you being scammed .If you know someone who could be vunerable talk to them as often as possible. Even if they’ve written a cheque these can always be stopped.
Exercise common sense and be assertive and this won’t happen to you.

Topless Photos of the Duchess of Cambridge…

There are two things about this story that really annoy me.

Kate Middleton was stupid enough to walk around topless, she is know one of the most famous women in the world and should have guessed that there would be someone there taking pictures.

And two that fact that the Frenchpublication that printed them are saying they did so because of public interest. What they really mean is; to makes lots of money.

This the second royal in a number of weeks to have such photos published of them, the other being Prince Harry naked in a hotel room.

Royals should have privacy like everyone else, but that doesn’tmean they shouldn’t thnk first.

 

The richest woman in the World Calling for Lower Wages…

Gina Rinehart is the richest woman in the world and now she’s telling people to work for $2 because that’s what she believes African’s get paid. She blames people taking higher wages for Austrailia’s slowing economy, but this is ridiculous. If Australian’s start earning only $2 a day they won’t be able to spend money freely let alone pay taxes and spending is what an economy thrives on.

This video also seems to hint that Australia’s citizens are lazy (when she says ‘African’s are willing to work’), surely we should be trying to up wages where they are really low instead of using them as a source of inspiration?

If I was Australia I would be appalled by this point of view she earns $600 a second why does she not give a day’s worth of her pay each week? That would give the economy a real boost.

To watch the video and read the article follow the link below:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-19487985