January 15, 2015

Understanding Why Atheists Don’t Believe: 5 Reasons

Understanding Why Atheists Don’t Believe: 5 Reasons.

January 3, 2015

The Skeptic’s Horoscope

December 8, 2014

Why Media Representations Matter


Media Representations of the Homeless

Stereotypes in the media often focus on the actions of a person who is homeless instead of explaining the structural causes of homelessness. In examining the cycle of poverty we, as media professionals, can begin to acknowledge that public policies and structural issues are largely responsible for the increasing populations living in poverty and experiencing homelessness in the U.S.

Journalists often emphasize and rely on common stereotypes of the homeless community to characterize individuals. Media professionals should work to humanize the people living in poverty. By neglecting to address problems that lead to homelessness journalists are telling a one sided story of an entire population. For example, media coverage will often use negative characterizations such as substance abuse, aggressive, unruly, homeless people flooding the streets.

Instead of discussing issues such as: “lack of affordable housing” – “lack of shelters” – “lack of facilities for the mentally ill” – “lack of…

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December 8, 2014

Ireland’s ‘New Poor’ Need Food Banks to Eat

I remember the Famine time very clearly – it made a big impression on me when I read it as history at school in The Netherlands. At about the same time there was some blight or other on potatoes grown locally, and I saw this grown up guy getting all panicky in a shop in case there would be no more potatoes. I am pretty sure that by that time it was post-war and there was food being imported from USA, but I have never forgotten that poor man.

December 8, 2014

Homeless in Nottinghamshire

We could all learn about the narrow divide between being a homeowner with possessions to spare and suddenly – or at least it feels like that – Nothing! Be compassionate and give people a helping hand.

Joe Blogs

Imagine this: due to the breakdown in your relationship and business partnership, you descend into debt, and then find yourself in rent arrears. Helpless to do anything about the debt and arrears you are then evicted from your home. You end up homeless on the street with your three children.  The local Council initially views you as intentionally homeless and therefore not eligible for re-housing help. This is what happened this year to a local Nottingham woman.

She told us her story at the Health and Wellbeing Board’s Stakeholder Network meeting at Carlton’s Richard Herrod Centre on Nov 10th. She said that what had happened to her could have happened to any of the 70 odd people sitting in the hall.

I don’t think that there was anybody in the hall who was not shocked by the appalling implications of that statement.

The subject of the event was homelessness, and…

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December 8, 2014

That Time a Homeless Guy’s Death Was Noticed By An Entire Nation

We are living in a heartless society, or at least it appears that way. It is probably true to say that a smaller community would notice more and more quickly, but then may not be able to do much to help each other.

December 8, 2014

Homelessness – an article from The Psychologist UK



This link will take you to an article on homelessness, and a psychologist’s view on helping the homeless.

Quite interesting, especially to people who do work with homeless people.

October 27, 2012

Answering Weird Affidavits


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I have today posted a recent newspaper cartoon to the google site at the left.  You will find it at the top of the first page.  I think it is funny.  Wait – I shall try to put it here below as well, if I can manage it.


The Affidavit was written by Stalker and Cyberstalker  Ranjit Shamsher Jung Bahadur Rana of Adelaide, South Australia.  He left his Affidavit on one or two of his websites or blogs and then did his best to advertise his scurrilous writings widely.   It is another attempt by this person to harass, defame and undermine the welfare of an impeccable young woman who has NEVER had, does NOT NOW have, and NEVER WILL HAVE  any form of RELATIONSHIP with this unacceptable being.  Therefore you will find this affidavit answered by an infuriated mother turned cyber-activist after many, many years of having her daughter stalked by this disturbed creature, in person, and, eventually, also on the internet, when student internet use started in South Australian universities.  This of course was years ago.  However, Rana has pursued and harassed his victim from girlhood to young womanhood, and if he lives long enough we assume he will continue to harass her until the day she passes away.  Please do not assume this is his only victim.  Rana has a very long history of expressing his disgust with every other living person through public comments, bring court cases against people, and doing everything possible to ruin a person’s reputation.  Many people have taken out Restraining Orders against him.

One good thing?  I have had to familiarize myself with the internet – somewhat – in order to defend my friends.  There are lots of unpleasant things at the same time, though – and some of that consists of having one’s existence defamed and libelled in every way imaginable.  Many of Rana’s comments have been extremely insulting, are death-oriented, and are filled with hatred for people who are suffering a disability.  Ranjit Rana seems to believe that as he is from Nepal and is not working, his “race” and his “disability” allow him to deeply damage other people.  He vilifies people all over the internet, and many people have had to take out what were then Restraining Orders against Rana.  Nina was told by South Australian Police to take out a Restraining Order against him when they received notification that Rana boasted he intended to rape Nina Gregurev. This was received just before Christmas 2007, and a few months after Nina’s life companion passed away from cancer. Nina and her mother had nursed David Burrow (agricultural scientist, with four tertiary degrees) until his untimely death.  They were helped by David’s three brothers, one of whom is a medical specialist.  Ranjit Rana had never been told anything about Nina or her family’s circumstances.  It appears that the eventual disclosure of the existence of David Burrow was a major shock to him.  He photographed and stalked a number of men whose photos he posted on the internet with disturbing and insulting comments.  He seems to be unwilling to believe that David Burrow has died.  He certainly accused David Burrow of attacking him – well after he had died.  Apparently that was at the alleged instigation of Darda Gregurev!   And NO, that is not evidence he has schizophrenia,  Rana makes other people suffer from his PERSONALITY DISORDERS – which he does not acknowledge – although he was so diagnosed by several reputable psychiatrists in the past.  Rana is a really weird person, he WANTS to be a SCHIZOPHRENIC so, he thinks, he can sue the Australian Defence Force for his suffering.  He was a store person in the Defence Force after he married an Australian visitor to Nepal and found he had to earn in living here.  His poor wife left him when she was pregnant with their first child.  Apparently, according to his daughter’s notice to Rana on a Nepali website, Rana is still writing letters to his ex-wife.  Rana at the moment is trying to deny the reality of his daughter’s comments but unfortunately Rana answered her with a very revealing comment.  It was on the website for a considerable time.

Even though everything Ranjit Rana says is TOTAL B-LLSH-T, eventually it becomes unbearable and gets corrected.  This is written for ALL THOSE PEOPLE HARASSED BY RANJIT RANA, BOTH IN AUSTRALIA AND OVERSEAS.  Remember, you do not have to do or say anything to or about Rana to become victimised by Rana.  It is enough to be a tall blond female for whom he develops a manic attraction.  As not one single girl or woman has ever responded to Rana, and as he hates women in general, his attachment difficulties can be “positive” where you get bombarded with “love” letters, or negative where you receive even more “hate” letters.

A putrid evil little creature with major personality problems. He constantly plays the “disability” and “race” card for his advantage.  He is one of the large number of people who have developed a hatred for people who look different to themselves, and see discrimination everywhere they look.  There is undoubtedly some discrimination – I do not know anyone who has not come across it personally.  One can be a high status white man, and be constantly described as a racist discriminating person, without being able to answer back.  It appears to be obvious though that common sense, good character and hard work helps people manage in their chosen country.  If you do not want to work, and have a piss-poor character to start off with, well, you probably will never reach much popularity anywhere in the world, and certainly not with beautiful blond girls.

Here is the link to Answering Weird Affidavits:

October 27, 2012



a person who loves to vilify EVERYONE

July 10, 2012

The Psychology of Stalking and Cyberstalking

The Psychology of Stalking and Cyberstalking.

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