Archive for the ‘death’ Category

Swine Flu and School

August 27, 2009

Oh it’s all getting a bit worrying, tho’ some asses would have you believe there’s nothing to worry about. Four deaths in a week in Kuwait and school starts soon. Are there any proper precautions in place? I doubt it. If there is a mass outbreak will they cope? Probably not. Am I sending my kids to school? NO. If you care, you won’t either.

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Girl of Riyadh given political asylum in UK

July 20, 2009

I am reading Girls of Riyadh at the moment and so this story in the Independent about a Saudi princess who has been given political asylum in the UK.

” A Saudi Arabian princess who had an illegitimate child with a British man has secretly been granted asylum in this country after she claimed she would face the death penalty if she were forced to return home. The young woman, who has been granted anonymity by the courts, won her claim for refugee status after telling a judge that her adulterous affair made her liable to death by stoning.  ……… The woman, who comes from a very wealthy Saudi family, says she met her English boyfriend – who is not a Muslim – during a visit to London. They struck up a relationship

She became pregnant the following year and worried that her elderly husband – a member of the Royal Family of Saudi Arabia – had become suspicious of her behaviour, she persuaded him to let her visit the UK again to give birth in secret. She feared for her life if she returned to Saudi Arabia.

She persuaded the court that if she returned to the Gulf state she and her child would be subject to capital punishment under Sharia law – specifically flogging and stoning to death. She was also worried about the possibility of an honour killing. Since she fled Saudi Arabia, her family and her husband’s family have broken off contact with her.”

This will not make the headlines……………wonder why?

Who is Conrad Murray

July 15, 2009

Is he even a doctor at all? I mean could I call myself a doctor tomorrow if I felt like it? I have been working with someone this past year who claims he has five degrees and almost a PhD and I don’t believe a word of it, so I suppose anything is possible…..a doctor of shiteology perhaps…….

Murray’s licensed position remains unclear. He is not board-certified, graduated from  the Meharry Medical College, Tennesee in 1989.   His clinic was closed down in 2002 and his partner had his medical license revoked.  In 1993 he had been declared bankrupt.

Not really the CV of a man you might want to be administering powerful anaesthesia to a billionaire with an insurance policy……or maybe……

....and why is this the only damned photo of him?

....and why is this the only damned photo of him?

Jackson death is homicide

July 15, 2009

Breaking news is that LA police will be treating Michael Jackson’s death as homicide.

OK- the butcher? the baker? the candlestick maker? the dermatologist ?

No I’d say the happy handed cardiac ” specialist” who gave CPR on the bed……..Doc Conrad Murray.

TMZ.com said “the evidence points to the anaesthesia Propofol as the primary cause of Jackson’s death”.

Law enforcement sources told the entertainment website there was already “plenty of powerful evidence” pointing to Dr Murray.

Waterpark- maybe not

July 13, 2009

I was going to take my kids to the local waterpark today-it’s ladies’ day- until I read the news about the death of an English school boy,Nathan Griffiths,  in a waterpark in Pattaya Thailand. He got sucked into one of the underwater grills after diving to rescue his goggles.

Now all the whistling and over anxiousness of the lady lifeguards at out water park don’t seem so ill placed when they see my 5 year old dive into the whirlpool and swim underwater. Maybe their concerns are justified. Maybe I should take more care. And maybe we should just go to the beach from now on.

Full fare-don’t lose your head over it!

July 11, 2009

It all got a bit too much for a London cabbie yesterday…….the driver in his 30s, tied a rope to a lamppost and the other end around his neck before driving off from the spot in Southwark, southeast London. His body was found by police slumped in the car – with his severed head yards away. How does anyone even think about killing themselves in such a way?? I mean did he sit down one day and think, ” Mmmm, that lamp post looks good. Now if I just attach my head to that, drive off at speed, my head will fall off. Yes, that’ll do it.” ?

What went through his head before he threw his head? What were his last thoughts as he hit the accelerator?

God- did he have a passenger in the back? News reports say, ”Officers are keen to determine if the dead man was a genuine black-cab driver”……. why are they going to charge him with damage to council property?