If you need to leave your tent at night for a pee and you see a lion lie down and play dead. They only eat what they kill. Animal eyes in torchlight are blue. Elephants follow light so beam torchlight away.
I’m off to the Serengeti in the morning so wish me luck and a strong bladder.
To all my mates on the East Coast of the USA please stay safe. Will be thinking of you. Xxx
If you need to leave your tent at night for a pee and you see a lion, lie down and play dead.
Words to live by.
Have fun, Mabster… if you can survive a night at the Amsterdam Hotel, the Serengeti will be a breeze.
Retired deputy chief of the New York Fire Department, Jim Riches, whose son Jimmy Riches, also a firefighter died in the World Trade Towers, believes that his, and other family member’s telephones were hacked by News International.
He’s meeting with the US Attorney General today, apparently.
I can’t find anything about this online- apart from here:
NB: Lack of internet access for the past week means that, among other things, I’ve not see much of Tumblr. So forgive me if much of what you read below is old news. Also, none of this will be news to anyone living in the UK. It’s really for overseas readers.
So. The riots. You will know that…
As ever, John nails it.
On the points about water cannons etc…
Cameron has today announced that they’ll be used, along with rubber bullets.
Water cannons are huge. They work ‘best’ in open spaces, against a large, static crowd.
So, precisely not against a couple of 15 year olds on bikes, in a small street, or shopping mall.
The rubber bullet idea? Make a looter into a martyr by killing them? Doesn’t sound sensible to me.
The latest idea of how to suitably punish the people involved is to stop any benefits they receive. Most teenagers aren’t eligible for benefits in this country. If the people involved are on benefits, I don’t see how putting them back onto the streets they’ve just helped to destroy, with no money and no where to live is going to help anyone.
Interesting side note- the first person to appear in court today facing charges related to the looting is a 31 year old teacher. He pleaded guilty.
Anyhoo. My bleeding heart is showing, I know… but water cannons, bullets and abject poverty do not appear to be clever answers to what is happening in this country today.