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Friday, 27 March 2015

PerfectlyWritePoetry: His Name Now Carved in History

PerfectlyWritePoetry: His Name Now Carved in History: The more I have read of the short, troubled reign of  England’s King Richard III the more I am sure that he was at least as much ‘sinned ag...

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

PerfectlyWriteFamilyTales: ‘Sugar Cones and Salt Men’

PerfectlyWriteFamilyTales: ‘Sugar Cones and Salt Men’: “Dance ti' thy daddy, ti' thy mammy sing; Thou shall hev a fishy on a little dishy, Thou shall hev a salmon when the boat comes in.”...

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

PerfectlyWriteFamilyTales: ‘The Regal Bones’

PerfectlyWriteFamilyTales: ‘The Regal Bones’: "Even the dead want to be loved for their own sake"                                    (Fleur Adcock, Grandma , Poems 1960-2000 ...

Friday, 20 March 2015

PerfectlyWriteFamilyTales: ‘Hello, Dolly!’

PerfectlyWriteFamilyTales: ‘Hello, Dolly!’: Once Loved – Always Loved Your Favourite Second-Hand Sales Site Advertisement   FOR SALE   VINTA...

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Shechita-Halal Protection May Still Be Debated at Westminster

The British Government e-petition regarding the protection of religious slaughter in the UK and EU received 134,389 signatures  and a formal response has been made to it:

“As this e-petition has received more than 10 000 signatures, the relevant Government department have provided the following response:

“‘The Government encourages the highest standards of welfare at slaughter and would prefer to see all animals stunned before they are slaughtered for food. However, we also respect the rights of the Jewish and Muslim communities to eat meat prepared in accordance with their religious beliefs. The Prime Minister has confirmed that that there would be no ban on religious slaughter in the UK. Council Regulation 1099/2009, on the protection of animals at time of killing, and the Welfare of Animals (Slaughter or Killing) Regulations 1995 permit slaughter without stunning to be carried out in accordance with religious rites. Within both regulations there are strict requirements on where, how and who can slaughter animals in accordance with religious rites. These requirements are monitored and enforced by Official Veterinarians (OV) of the Food Standards Agency (FSA) to ensure that animals are spared unnecessary suffering, distress or pain during the slaughter process. This e-petition remains open to signatures and will be considered for debate by the Backbench Business Committee should it pass the 100 000 signature threshold’.”

© Natalie Wood (11 March 2015)

Sunday, 8 March 2015

PerfectlyWritePoetry: How They Worked It Out

PerfectlyWritePoetry: How They Worked It Out: To mark International Women’s Day 2015, I’m sharing a snippet about the late Linda McCartney , first wife and eternal soul-mate of musician,...

Saturday, 7 March 2015

‘Gaza Man’– the Video Game Teaching How to Maim and Kill

The video clip below is the launch trailer for Gaza Man, a terror and murder promoting game  that has been sold by both the Google Play Store  and the Amazon Appstore.

However, The Israel Project – the US-based Israel advocacy group has forced Google Play Store to remove it from its list and is now fighting for Amazon to follow suit.

Gaza Man, says TIP, “is nothing more than a tool to promote hatred, violence and the murder of Israeli soldiers among Palestinian youth”.

The TIP’s worst fears are borne out by the accompanying promotion material which states:

Gaza Man is more than just a game! It elevates the morale and the fighting spirit of its users. What the user experiences in the game can be translated from the virtual world of the game into the reality of his life in the Occupied Territories.

“This way, it helps to keep his will to achieve liberation alive, and helps to instil a deep dedication to the struggle against the occupier.

Gaza Man was designed to be fit for all ages, and to appeal to the dreams and aspirations of its users. During the game, the player is taken into various levels of difficulty, and is required to apply courage and wisdom in facing the obstacles in these levels. It tests his speed, his skills and his intelligence. The creators of the game aim to stimulate the spirit of resistance against injustice in the young generation, and considers Gaza Man to be its first effort towards attaining this goal”.

So the game is more proof of how young Palestinians are inculcated with hatred of Israel and Jews from their earliest years.

The link to the TIP petition is at:

© Natalie Wood (07 March 2015)

How Indian Women Stay Alive …


Mark Ulyseas, editor of Live Encounters magazine has asked that this video be distributed widely to highlight International Women’s Day, which occurs tomorrow, Sunday March 8, 2015.

He adds: “This is a public service message about supporting Indian women and women all over the world who have to face mental and physical abuse and in many cases torture and death.

* The soundtrack of this video does not belong to Ulyseas who has used it “merely for effect and not for any commercial purpose”. He does not own any rights to the soundtrack.

© Natalie Wood (07 March 2015)