I closed ShaunyNews down a few month’s back and opened it a few weeks ago, I am being honest I never noticed the hit counter till yesterday, I sat today on and off the Computers and then bang! 1,000,000 hits. I have had ShaunyNews all in under a year and closed it twice. So just to say thank you. I get a lot of hits and a fair bit of debate, most of the debate happens when I share on Facebook or Twitter. I was on 10,000 hits a day now on a god day 2,000 but that will pick back up. With blogging it is finding the right audience, answering every comment (As I do) and interacting best you can. When people leave a reply ask a question, it get’s debate going. So once more THANK YOU for this amazing fete I never though stupid me would be able to achieve in my life time never mind a year. Being disabled and medicated can make you be a stupid person, I am coming off my medication and raring to share news people want to hear or people are afraid to know. I tell Alternative news, alternative news is fast becoming the new trusted place to get real news. I gave in with main stream media and so should you. It’s propaganda, with me I tell it as I see it. I annoy people but only because they don’t like the truth. It has been a terrific time so far on WordPress, it’s an amazing place to be. Again, thank you peeps, this is REALLY humbling! :D
I wrote an article when Thatcher died about how the whole of the UK, maybe Scotland more partied when she passed away. I am not the type to rejoice in the death of anyone, life is life, we can go celebrating the death of people. I however did smile for a few moments, my Gran hated Thatcher with passion. She took milk from kids Schools and she took money from the pensioners. The SNP are re-introducing free milk to kids schools, so what did Thatcher do to warrant the hatred and parties when she passed?
Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister from 1979 to 1990, is one of the most divisive figures in British Political history. Ever wondered why she is so hated by some and loved by others?Unquestionably strong and successful in her political career, she has garnered love and hate in near equal measure, though some say she merely highlighted the divisions already present in society at the time. I’ve lived with the consequences (good or bad) of her policies and still I’ve been struck by the fervour and vitriol her death has caused. So, I decided to find out why people hated her, what her policies were and just what is and isn’t true amongst all the emotion following her death.
Thatcher – Why is she hated?
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1. She supported the retention of Capital Punishment
Well, she did. As a personal view, but not one she imposed on the party, as she expressed in an interview with Channel Four in October 1985.
Paul Jones “Thank you very much. Prime Minister, we have had a lot of questions on a variety of subjects, with obviously a great many of them on the bomb outrage at Brighton.
There is a question here which says: Will the Conservatives now be backing a law to restore the death penalty in the light of what happened in Brighton?”
Prime Minister “I expect that there will be a demand to have another debate on the death penalty. We had one at the beginning of this Parliament. I personally have always voted for the death penalty because I believe that people who go out prepared to take the lives of other people forfeit their own right to live.
I believe that that death penalty should be used only very rarely, but I believe that no-one should go out certain that no matter how cruel, how vicious, how hideous their murder, they themselves will not suffer the death penalty. But I say that as a personal view. There has never been a party political view on the death penalty. It has always been held that we vote individually. I have consistently voted to retain the death penalty for the reasons which I have given.”
2. She destroyed Britain’s manufacturing industry and her policies led to mass unemployment
Thatcher’s policies were not directed at causing mass unemployment but that was a consequence of her policies designed to control inflation, which at one point hit 18%. Her Deflationary Strategy included several measures such as increasing interest rates and raising VAT from 8% to 15%. These measures, coupled with the receipts from North Sea oil lead to a strengthening of Pound Sterling and hit export manufacturing incredibly hard. Despite public outcry and plunging popularity, Thatcher stood firm in her policies, leading to one of her most famous quotes:
“To those waiting with bated breath for that favourite media catch-phrase—the U-turn—I have only one thing to say: you turn if you want to; the Lady’s not for turning.” Ultimately her policies and the link between money supply and inflation were proven correct and inflation lowered to 8.5% by 1982. But that was not before over 2 million manufacturing jobs had been lost in the 1979-81 recession and swathes of industry had been decimated, never to recover.
After the recession in 1983, manufacturing output was 30% lower than 1978 levels, reducing the manufacturing base so much that the balance of payments in manufactured goods was in deficit – and has been there ever since.
“You can read elsewhere the weighing of her legacy – but she definitively ended a truly poisonous, envious, inert period in Britain’s history. She divided the country deeply – and still does. She divided her opponents even more deeply, which was how she kept winning elections. She made some serious mistakes – the poll tax, opposition to German unification, insisting that Nelson Mandela was a terrorist – but few doubt she altered her country permanently, re-establishing the core basics of a free society and a free economy that Britain had intellectually bequeathed to the world and yet somehow lost in its own class-ridden, envy-choked socialist detour to immiseration.”
She unquestionably stirs up hatred for her actions during this time, it’s up to you to decide whether, on balance, she was right to take them. To help you, you can read a detailed analysis from the Centre for Business Research on thehistory of British Industrial Performance since 1960.
Ordinary home owners, many of whom had bought their homes as a direct result of theRight to Buy scheme, found themselves losing their homes due to spiralling mortgage payments. However, it must be said that the bulk of repossessions happened directly after Thatcher left office, though no doubt many rightly attribute their defaults to the period of high interest rates that accompanied her departure.
Though the control of inflation was ultimately achieved, this further damage to ordinary people, millions of whom had already lost their jobs thanks to the impact on manufacturing, has lead to a deep rooted personal hatred of Thatcher and ‘Thatcherism‘.
4. She voted against the relaxation of divorce laws
She did, but the Bill passed anyway. Prior to The Divorce Reform Act 1969, it was impossible for a “guilty” party to divorce and an innocent party. As long as the innocent spouse took care not to be caught in adultery, he or she could effectively block the other’s divorce and remarriage.
5. She abolished free milk for School Children
As ever, things are more complicated. In the 70′s there was significant pressure in the Wilson Government to make spending cuts in order to pay for Tax savings.
Thatcher, the new Secretary of State for Education at the time, was ordered to make cuts in four areas:
Further Education fees
Library book borrowing charges
School meal charges
Free school milk
Concerned over the effect of the cuts to milk, she said:
“I think that the complete withdrawal of free milk for our school children would be too drastic a step and would arouse more widespread public antagonism than the saving justifies.” She proposed a compromise, that would later be accepted, to remove milk provision for those aged 7 to 11 but retain it for primary school pupils for nutritional purposes. Despite this, she was still labelled “Margaret Thatcher, Milk Snatcher“. It should also be noted that this wasn’t the first time milk provision had been removed from school children. In 1968, the then Labour Education Secretary Edward Short removed free milk from secondary schools, 3 years before Thatcher continued the phased removal for primary school pupils over 7.
6. She precipitated a Social Housing crisis still being felt today
It’s been more than 20 years since she left power, including a 13 year Labour Government. It is therefore prudent to ask at what point responsibility for the current situation switches to successive Governments who have failed to correct this imbalance. However, there is little doubt that the sweeping changes and current social problems blighting many areas that the Right to Buy brought had their origins in the Thatcher Government*. Even if those consequences may not have been intended to go as deep as they did, what with Thatcher’s belief in the Free Market and Private Enterprise stepping in to fill the gap left by Privatisation.
7. The Poll Tax
The Poll Tax is the stand-out, unequivocal disaster of the Thatcher Government. Also known as the ‘Community Charge‘, this ill-conceived legislation led directly to the downfall of Thatcher. It’s even been suggested that had voter registration not been so low as people tried to avoid being identified to pay the charge, it’s likely that the Conservatives would have been removed from power during the 1992 general election. Many believed that changing the way the tax was calculated, from the estimated market value of a property to the number of people living in it, was a backwards step. It was a backwards step. It moved the burden of tax from the rich to the poor. It disproportionally hit large families living in relatively small accommodation and was universally hated for being unfair on ordinary working people.
Yorkshire Police even made preparations to refuse to arrest anyone as thanks to the problems of implementing the tax, the force believed it lacked the resources to deal with such wide-scale civil disobedience.
As ever, things are more subtle. Following recommendations in the Griffith’s Report the Thatcher government introduced ‘Modern Management Processes’ to replace the older system on ‘Consensus Management’.
“The market splits health authorities (which commission care for their local population) from hospital trusts (which compete to provide care). GP fundholding, which gives some family doctors budgets to buy care on their patients’ behalf, is introduced.’
“…for purchasers to choose the most suitable services at the best prices. Healthcare services could be purchased from public (NHS) providers (including new self-governing hospitals called NHS Trusts, other health authorities’ hospitals, and health authorities’ own self-managed hospitals) and independent suppliers, who were all to compete for contracts.” “Fundholders were to be motivated by the ability to reinvest any profit gained from efficient purchasing back into general practice, to spend as they liked.”
CIVITAS goes on to say:
The Labour Party initially campaigned against the internal market, claiming it had fragmented the NHS and distorted incentives. Upon coming to power in 1997, they published The New NHS: modern, dependable, which rejected both the old command-and-control management of the 1970s and 80s, and the Conservatives’ internal market. However, the purchaser-provider split was retained and carried on through a new ‘third way’. In theory this policy aim endorsed a public/private ‘partnership’ approach to running the NHS, but in practice it created an intense focus on performance measurement (targets and monitoring). GP fundholding was abolished, and primary care groups (later primary care trusts) were established as the new commissioning bodies, but with a greater focus on needs assessment and accountability to the local community. District health authorities became, simply, health authorities (and later ‘strategic health authorities’). Although they initially helped primary care groups with needs assessment, they were to ultimately take on a more managerial role, determining local targets and standards.
Even if Thatcher’s Government did introduce such reforms, others have certainly expanded on the, even the aforementioned Labour administration under Tony Blair. If she can be held responsible for getting the ball rolling, it’s questionable as to whether she can be held accountable for the current state of the NHS or for the failure of successive administrations to corrects the ills of her reforms.
9. Section 28
Thatchers quiet homophobia? This is one of the apparently obvious, but in reality, confused reasons why people ‘hate’ Thatcher herself. The sentiment is more rightly directed at the Conservative Party as a whole. Section 28 refers to Section 28 of the Local Government Act 1988 which stated:
A local authority shall not–
(a) intentionally promote homosexuality or publish material with the intention of promoting homosexuality;
(b) promote the teaching in any maintained school of the acceptability of homosexuality as a pretended family relationship.
Nonetheless, such legislation reflects the generally held beliefs of the Conservative traditionalists that Homosexuality, though no longer illegal, should not be promoted. Modernists, including current Prime Minister David Cameron, no longer support such sentiment. Cameron even went so far as to issue a much needed and long overdue apology in July 2009, despite he himself having voted for a retention of the Section in 2003. He stated:
“Yes, we may have sometimes been slow and, yes, we may have made mistakes, including Section 28, but the change has happened.” This highly complex topic developed over months and you should take the time to read the background, particularly the testimony of Jill Knight (excerpt below), who introduced Section 28:
“This all happened after pressure from the Gay Liberation Front. At that time I took the trouble to refer to their manifesto, which clearly stated: “We fight for something more than reform. We must aim for the abolition of the family…” Regardless, the legislation was later confirmed as being inapplicable to Schools, and didn’t prohibit the objective discussion of sexuality, or prohibit any discussion related to the prevention of the disease.
What it did do was serve to highlight and ostracise the Gay and Lesbian community, legislating for separate treatment and restriction of teaching that many LGBT supports legitimately felt discriminated against them. It perpetuated a feeling of resentment and distrust of the LGBT community, serving as a clear example of homophobia and prejudice within the institution of Government. The feeling of vilification felt by many in the Gay Community can therefore, understandably, explain their dislike of Thatcher and her government. In modern Britain, the Section, and it’s relatively recent repeal, sits as an awkward revelation of the Conservative parties deep rooted traditionalism and fear over homosexuality, which continues today with the issue of Gay Marriage.
10. The Irish Hunger Strikes
The Irish Hunger Strike in 1981 were an extraordinary development in the history of the Northern Ireland troubles and set the tone for decades to come. It was the culmination of 5 years of protests by Irish Republican prisoners, having begun in 1976 after Britain removed Special Category Status (essentially ‘Political Prisoner’ status) for captured paramilitary prisoners.
The Blanket Men’s primary aim was to reinstate their categorisation as essentially ‘Prisoner’s of War’ and the attached privileges awarded under that status. Specifically their goals included:
The right not to wear a prison uniform;
The right not to do prison work;
The right of free association with other prisoners, and to organise educational and recreational pursuits;
The right to one visit, one letter and one parcel per week;
Full restoration of remission lost through the protest.
“If Mr. Sands persisted in his wish to commit suicide, that was his choice. The Government would not force medical treatment upon him” Thatcher also solidified her stance, saying: “We are not prepared to consider special category status for certain groups of people serving sentences for crime. Crime is crime is crime, it is not political”
Following Sands death, 100,000 people attended his funeral and such was the international feeling over the situation, the cities of Paris and Tehran even named streets in Sands honour. Throughout the crisis, Thatcher remain absolutely resolute in the face of extraordinary national and international political and moral pressure.
Her tone in May 1981 was at times morbid, even as the Hunger Strikers began to die one after another:
“Faced with the failure of their discredited cause, the men of violence have chosen in recent months to play what may well be their last card.”
Following Sands death she coolly stated to the House of Commons:
“Mr. Sands was a convicted criminal. He chose to take his own life. It was a choice that his organisation did not allow to many of its victims”
As the months passed, the Hunger Strike began to break when the families of various strikers authorised medical intervention and forced feeding should the men become unconscious. Within 3 days of the strike’s end on October 3rd 1981, new Secretary of State for Northern Ireland James Prior announced partial concessions to the prisoners including the right to wear their own clothes at all times. Following subsequent sabotage and the Maze Prison Escape in 1983, the prison workshops were closed, effectively reinstating the Strikers final demand ‘not to do prison work’.
Though many in the British press lauded Thatcher and her ‘success’ in standing resolute against the Hunger Strikers, in reality the victory was a hollow one. Thatcher became a hate figure of unrivalled stature within sections of Northern Ireland and even the British and International public. Her handling of the crisis drew international condemnation. Thatcher’s actions directly led to a straining of the relationship between the British and Irish Government and a marked upturn in violence following the comparatively quiet period of the late 1970′s. Republican writer Danny Morrison’s now famous quote has come to symbolise the sentiment of the time, describing Thatcher as:
”…the biggest bastard we have ever known”
In 1984, several years after the Hunger Strikes, the resentment went beyond mere feeling as the IRA launched a very nearly successful assassination attempt on Thatcher on the night before the Conservative Party Conference.
Public feeling in Britain shifted following the bombing, with many personally supporting Thatcher and her decision to stand at on the stage at 9am the same day ready to deliver her party speech. She remain resolute, stating:
“This attack has failed. All attempts to destroy democracy by terrorism will fail.”
Why is Margaret Thatcher Hated?
Hindsight is always 20/20, and we must remember that when judging the dead. Actions taken during a crisis, political, economic or even conflict, are taken based on the information available at the time. During war, leaders must take decisions that can lead to people losing their lives. Similarly, during an economic crisis leaders must take decision that can lead to people being made unemployed or losing their homes. The key point here is that leaders must make decisions. Judging those decisions is, for the most part, subjective and depends on whether you lost or gained as a result. Can Thatcher and the Conservatives expect to retain support in the devastated manufacturing heartlands of our proud country?
No, they can’t.
The destruction of community and way of life was total. So much so that a subsequent 13 year Labour Government couldn’t even begin to countenance a return to policies to promote a return to previous economic and social structure in these areas. Can Thatcher and the Conservatives expect support from the millions of home owning, share holding, middle class Britons sweeping the southern Shires? How about the high rolling city institutions or financial powerhouses that fuel our modern economy? Or the enterprising entrepreneurs, the ‘sole traders’ of the Del Boy generation?
Yes, they can.
That is the real reason why Thatcher is divisive – some people lost and some people gained. There was no middle ground. There was almost no sense of ‘degree’. Her utter determination of will and her imposition of her ideals on the British socio-economic fabric has been total. And people were burned during the transition. For many, the damage runs so deep that the wounds will never heal. This is a story of ideologies and seldom in such tales are enemies reconciled. But Britain is not a broken, divided or crumbling. We have our problems, our chavs and our bankers, our xenophobes and our benefit louts.
But we also have pride.
And that pride is rooted in the self-confidence and strength Thatcher re-instilled in a flagging country, not least during the Falklands War. The ultimate question, once every point has been weighted and every decision measured, is this: Was it all worth it?
Brixton’s local cinema is hijacked by party goers
Windrush Square, on Brixton high street, was hastily decorated with anti-Thatcher slogans. This one reads: “Look! There is such a thing as a society. RIP old woman but death to your legacy”. Before long, a sound system was set up and people began to party.
Among the more brutal banners was this one reading ‘The bitch is dead’. It was frequently paraded, accompanied by the chant “Maggie Maggie Maggie, dead dead dead”.
Chalk was used around the square to add slogans to the party. Bottles of milk were also left around.
So I just got ‘Honest’ abuse from ‘pointing out a liar’ here http://shaunynews.com/2015/02/08/pakistan-wants-battlefield-nukes-to-use-against-indian-troops-as-world-beefs-up-war/ Well half honest, it was watered down and they hid, I DON’T HIDE FROM NOBODY!!. I say honest as at least it was said, a few people who ‘claim’ to be friends have said the same, I laughed and let it go. Now listen, I am “ShaunyNews” the word ‘News’ is a hint. Now let us take that link above where Mr Brave Guy commented and said he reported me for ‘Copy/Paste’ Lets get a few facts and falsehoods out of the way shall we?
Screen from the link above, where I credit the story
As you can see where I have circled in red I have ‘Given Credit to the Source’ When I do an article I don’t have ‘Reporters in the field’ I am not part of any news Network where I get sent things. I will tell you what I am.
1. I AM SEVERELY DISABLED (YES I WILL PLAY THAT CARD FRIENDS AND READERS AND SAD PEOPLE)
2. I GET A STORY, CREDIT IT AND ADD MY OWN THOUGHTS.
3. I NEVER CLAIM TO BE A JOURNALIST, NOR WILL I IN THE FUTURE
4. I LAUGH AT PEOPLE LIKE ‘pointing out a liar’ BECAUSE THEY ARE SAD COWARDS
5. I SHARE ENOUGH NEWS WITH PEOPLE TO THE EXTENT PEOPLE THANK ME FOR TELLING IT
6. GO AND SEARCH ‘ANY’ NEWS AND YOU WILL SEE ‘COPY AND PAST’
We will take a random news story from today ok! We will use Sky News as the source. Here is the Story link and image.
If you idiots who make this claim against me actually read this or any other news I have shared you will see most just copy and paste, that is it. I never just copy and paste, I run with 4 or 5 stories at a time, from a chair, here in Scotland, where I am disabled. I can’t go to the area, I can’t fly to Australia to speak to people, like with this story here. Copy and paste is very standard on-line. Once or twice I have copied something, NEVER CLAIMED IT WAS MINE and forgot to link up, I think I have done that twice. I had a guy with an ‘Anonymous’ mask as an Avatar tell me “I am going to hack you” soon after telling me “I am reporting you for copy and paste” So this person threatened me then said he would “Grass” me, inform me to the law, THAT IS NOT ANONYMOUS THERE! FACT! Now let’s get one thing straight, the rules on fight club are “DO NOT TALK ABOUT FIGHT CLUB” So many of these Anonymous images you see are little boys wanting to play with the big boys. Many are the real deal. I speak a LOT to Anonymous members on Skype, they cover their voices from me, I respect that, and we debate news stories I have written or follow, like the UK Sex Scandal. I have researched as hard as one man can from a chair or a bed to expose these animals who fuck kids and then take all our money and basically fuck everyone.
In 2 days this happens.
Anonymous continue #OpDeathEaters to expose international paedophile networks
I have that video on my sidebar on my blog page. I am a blogger, I am not a paid news teller, I exposed much of this through HARD research myself. I have not been given one item I have then used in a blog I have done. I have just researched, went to page 98 on Google searching a specific item, hours and hours worth of work. I said when Jimmy Savile was exposed and Operation yewtree started this would lead to 10 Downing Street, Buckingham palace and it was a global thing. I have four kids, 2 being little girls under 5 years old. I have to be VERY CAREFUL what I write for them. What I write can be bad for your health. I have had a CIA warning over an article I did before, if I remember it was about ‘Chemtrails’ I will show you how hard it is to write about ‘Chemtrails’ here>> http://shaunynews.com/2014/04/29/busted-pilot-forgets-to-turn-off-chemtrails-while-landing/ As you will see both video’s are gone. I had a look for the one that said “CIA” on it, one I was sent and uploaded, if I find it from the over 2,000 articles I have done on ShaunyNews in 6 months I will share it here.
There are people out there able to do horrific things to your PC/Laptop. I am not one of them. I was asked a few times “Are you Anonymous Shaun” My answer was “Yes I am” Now to understand Anonymous is to understand you may be Anonymous also. Sure there are probably people at the top somewhere I am guessing, but Anonymous has people in it who are like minded with what Anonymous stands for, I am just one of a few Million at least who stand up to this ‘Elite’ that control our planet and I can see very clearly the game being played out as day turns to night. Our World is corrupted by thieves, liars, money and power, you think you vote? think again, you think you have democracy? Think again, really I could go on
But, in reality I don’t REALLY want to be sitting here doing this. I have to, I have to do something. I would much rather close down all Social Media, as I have done a few times only to come back. I want to be back in the real world, I want to Work be it volunteer, whatever. I worked in this way 16 years with kids, I miss it BADLY! I was a DJ, not mixing decks or any of that, I did parties and weddings, but I was social, I was out there. Fibromyalgia makes a person stay in, takes their life and fucks it and hands you back a used condom.
So next time you want to have a go at me you sad fucks, understand what you are having a go at and who you are aiming it, small World here yeah!? I enjoy this as it really is all I can do to change this World. I will keep doing it, I will copy and paste then add my own take, that is “ShaunyNews” Should you not like what I write you have a very, very simple choice, and that is to go forth and multiply! I do not give a shit, I would tell nobody’s name of important to anyone even if I knew any, I write this because most of the World is blind. People give Anonymous a hard time but lets be sure here, the internet is our last ‘Almost Freedom’ We will lose the freedom to express on the internet soon, so while we can share the truth we share. Many WAY better than me tell the story at great danger to themselves and others. Do not underestimate the game and what is at stake people. Do as you please, like me, hate me, hide from me like the coward you are, or just be my friend. You also have the offer below if you want to insult me in anyway. The lengths some people will go to just to get 1 (ONE) Remark to a person, whilst hiding amazes me sometimes. Maybe if they put the same effort into life they would have a life, a job, a girlfriend and more. Just saying. So if you don’t like me, I don’t give a fucking shit. I am just Shaun who shares news and also writes my own stuff. Do I care about hate? No, do I debate with anger? No. Come to my face with your anger and I still won’t argue with you. I don’t argue, I am not a tough lad, I am just ‘ShaunyNews’ to you, that is all you will know. Many say I “Share too much” well I would ask “How can you be so sure?” Give me an honest up front person ANY DAY. Why hide? If ‘They’ wanted you, they will take you, make no mistake. Knowing the game is knowing the rules of the game.
I was keeping an eye on this one in hope it would be allowed. I believe if one man, one woman want to marry into the same, man/man or woman/woman IT IS THEIR GOD GIVEN RIGHT to do so. I think the people protesting, notably Westboro Baptist Church making all of Christianity look bad, same way people think about Muslims when a very small % are Radical people presume and assume all of Islam wants to run the World. What we seen today in the USA was justice for RIGHT AND FAIR! We live in a World deeply divided by religious groups so this one was a big one with it being in the deep south especially. That is now 37 out of 50 US States that recognise gay marriage, soon the USA will catch up with the rest of the civilised World and LET PEOPLE BE HAPPY AND STAY OUT OF PEOPLE’S LIVES!! How dare anyone comment on another’s life. This, I like. We allowed this in Scotland via huge protests I was part of about 18 months ago, I have gay friends. Just so people understand “THERE IS NO GAY GENE” It doesn’t exist, stop peddling rubbish :D Statistics show and prove Gay marriage lasts longer and better than any other, BUT as soon as I say this I class gay people, so I take that back. We live in a World of unhappy people and we can’t stop happy, we have no right to stamp our feet and allow people to be happy. Imagine people started coming around your Street and decrying your Religion or your ways? Religious or not, you wouldn’t like it. LET PEOPLE LIVE!
The US Supreme Court has denied Alabama’s emergency request to block gay marriages from starting in that state. On Monday morning, the court rejected the Alabama attorney general’s attempt to extend a hold on a judge’s ruling overturning the state’s ban on gay marriage. The ruling makes Alabama the 37th US state to allow gay and lesbian people to wed.
Good on them. A couple displays their marriage license in Birmingham, Alabama
A federal judge last month overturned Alabama’s 1998 law and a constitutional amendment in 2006 that banned gay unions. She ruled that the state’s prohibition on gay unions was unconstitutional, though put her decision on hold until Monday. But Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore sent an order on Sunday night forbidding the issue of such marriage licences. An outspoken social conservative, the chief justice called homosexuality an “inherent evil” in a 2002 custody ruling. He was suspended in 2003 after refusing to remove a statue of the Ten Commandments he commissioned for the Alabama Supreme Court.
But on Monday morning, Tori Sisson and Shante Wolf became the first gay couple to be given a marriage licence in Alabama, reports the Montgomery Advertiser. They had camped outside the Montgomery County Courthouse, waiting for the opportunity. “It’s about time,” said Wolfe, 21, of gay marriage being allowed in the Deep South state.
This summer, the Supreme Court will decide whether all gay couples have a right to marry under the constitution. Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee are among the remaining US states where such weddings are currently banned. The result could legalise gay marriage in all 50 states or affect lower court rulings that have expanded same-sex weddings across the US.
2015 India after much research lately makes you see ‘All is well’ But dig harder and you see a country that has no real laws to protect Woman. The good thing for India, if it wants to be the biggest democracy on Earth is the generation coming through, the College kids of today want to change this. How often do we see or hear a girl being raped or murdered and the kid or kids or men who did it get a slap on the wrist for it? I have a friend who was trapped in Goa India for 4 years even though the corrupt police who got him done for a drug offence were caught being the bad guys, James who I spoke to several times had to wait till 1 Judge could process his passport and send him home. I find it hard to look at India and think “Democracy” but the same could be same of Europe and the USA if we look closely. James was set-up by a very corrupt police system in India and was without family/friends for years. His only salvation was he could Skype, Phone and get items sent to him. I skyped a few times with James, thankfully now he is home in Glasgow with his son and his family, but he will tell a story of India a tourist or outsider can’t see. India is one of the most corrupt nations on Earth. India is easy on the eye, has amazing people and places to visit but the crime, especially copyright theft is huge in India. So I hear anyway.
Court move by drug case Scot James Toner to end ‘legal limbo’ in Goa
The savage rape and murder of a disabled woman has led to fresh protests over sexual violence in India. An autopsy showed the 28-year-old Nepalese woman had been horrifically mutilated by her attacker. Stones and blades had reportedly been forced into her during the horrifying assault. The ‘intellectually disabled’ woman’s body was dumped in a field in northern India, today, police said. It is the latest in a long line of shocking recent rapes and murders of women that have led to social unrest in India.
In 2012, a brutal gang-rape and killing on a bus in New Delhi led to a massive public outcry. The dead woman disappeared on February 1 in Rohtak in northern Haryana state. Her body was found three days later next to a road. She had been living with her sister at the time and undergoing treatment at a hospital, police said.
Protest: Indian students protest against the gang rape of a student
Rohtak police senior superintendent Shashank Anand said: “Our teams have got some crucial leads. “We will soon arrest those responsible and ensure that they get the most stringent punishment.” The dead woman’s sister told NDTV: “Police have been slow to arrest the perpetrators, they should be arrested immediately and hanged. “I want justice for my sister, they have been brutal to her, it’s just spine chilling.”
Over the last few weeks I have slowly came off some medication, I have a long way to go. I know people can be lazy (I am) to read so I thought I would do it as an Audio Blog. This is from Sound cloud. Many things are happening to my mind, I see, hear, speak, think clearer. Below is 10 minutes of me talking. If you are disabled, please listen, it may help. I hope you listen, so much is making sense to me right now. I will let you listen. I had to speak low as people were still asleep in my house.
Recently I have decided to come off all medication for my Fibromyalgia, Dihydrocodeine, Tramadol, Diazepam and Morphine as the medication does nothing and I am finding no medication is the same pain as with medication. So basically I am addicted to medication I don’t really want nor need. I closed my Face book down and that will stay closed. I am not the biggest fan of social media but when I delete things a day later when my state of mind is different I think “Shit, why did I do that” And always with stupid things like this I am aware it means nothing really, nobody is hurt, nobody is offended, it’s just the mindset of the disease doing things I don’t really have control over. Many see disabled people working, doing sport and presume everyone can, sadly with what I have all the fresh air and exercise in the world actually makes it harder, this is what I wish people would get. Family say “Exercise” or “Get our and get fresh air” I want to scream “IT MAKES ME WORSE YOU BREAST” or words to that effect :D I so enjoy writing, when days are hard I stick on my Sennheiser HD headset, blast music into my brain to alter the brainwaves and write. I was writing in 3 places and it was too much, something had to go, something had to change. The 2 days since I put this blog into ‘Park’ I have had very little medication and just allowed the pain to knock me out, it worked as I slept about 35 hours on and off. Here I am on a freezing cold Tuesday night wishing I hadn’t told Ace News I can’t write for them, wishing I hadn’t said to another great lad at TCN I wasn’t going to write football either. So I guess tonight I am annoyed with this disease, not myself, just this brutal illness.
We sufferers of this invisible illness suffer from day 1, we lose the ability first to work, then fun things we did go, mine, as you know was being a football manager, then family and friends go and from then on in we just lose things and our family think we want sympathy, this couldn’t be further from the truth. We just need family to understand why we don’t visit any more, why we don’t call as often, that, for me is the worst part of this disease. The pain is 100% brutal and unfair, it’s unfair on my partner, my 2 sons and my 2 daughters firstly then my family and friends. I have no control, I am 41 years old and had to endure this ‘Devils Disease’ for 17 years now
I get frustrated at sheeple
I get easily frustrated when I write things, I write alternative news 8 times out of 10. I write how the USA is turning into a fascist police state and it frustrates me when American people won’t debate it but I understand why you all don’t, you live in a country where if you say the wrong thing you get a knock on the door, it’s a horrible country to live in I keep getting told, if truth be told I would visit and do a tour should I ever be able to leave this Island I live on close to the North pole. I get frustrated when my kin, Scottish people don’t understand why we need to get Scotland out of the English War Machine, we don’t want to be a part of it, sadly we have fools in our land in Scotland same as any other country. There are only 5 million of us, 3.6 Million voted in the referendum with 1.6 Million voting ‘Aye’, but 2 Million voting ‘Naw’, we are, as things stand in charge of much of Scotland, we control our own things in some ways, we have different laws from England, we will free one day, but we need the fools who listen to Tory and Labour lies, in many people’s eyes, Labour who used to be for the working man/family sided with Thatcherism in the form of the Tory party, it is like your Wife having sex with your Dad, this is how it is for Labour.
So close! So close we changed British Politics for all of time and got more devolved powers, more will come
So I think my Country will at least have home rule in 2 years, free within 5 years. People in Scotland need to get to grips, many think it’s only the Scottish leaders, be them politicians, police, media and even Football’s governing body, tell lies and side with whoever in whatever debate, Scotland this is a Global thing, go speak to Americans, Russians, Chinese, Australian, it’s a World thing. Many here think it only exists in Scotland, that inequality comes only in Scotland. This is an amazing place to live, if you want a life of solitude Scotland is a country, one of many, where you can literally go live in the middle of nowhere, nearest neighbour 50 miles away and just enjoy life on your own, I kinda did this, when I am older I will be that person who’s nearest neighbour is 50 miles away, it’s been decided in my home at the highest level :-)
So the title says it all. I actually love to write in the sense I get crap out of my mind and onto what I see is a piece of paper the World can read. I am close to 1,000,000, that’s 1 Million hits but I have closed Shaun’y News down twice now, I am a MOMENT guy, I act in moments, some I love some I am like “Shaun FOR THE LOVE OF GOD” I am my worst enemy often.Being aware I am my worst own enemy is healthy I guess. I just hate myself when I let Ace News and TCN down because my illness gets the better off me on a day. I stress little but when I stress the pain triples and I act on impulse. I spoke with my partner today and she said “Writing allows you to not get cranky with the kids or annoying” so she supports me writing, so I have to be thankful I have her right here to say “It’s ok to not be ok sometimes” knowing it’s ok to not be ok is actually ok, my partner cuddled me earlier today and said this, so with all the pain and annoying (To me) stuff that happens! HOW LUCKY AM I?! Seriously I complain a lot but in reality I am one fecking blessed man. OK, I have pain, it makes me stay in bed for days on end, it makes me want to go back to ‘Old Shaun’ <(You can click that, it’s a link to Old Shaun)
Don’t humour me,:D
But I have people under the roof I sit under now who speak to me as just Dad or Shaun, I have people under this roof keeping me from doing things of old. My 23 year old son is learning about what WE all go through and he has started to talk about my illness, leading to us talking his illness, he suffers seizures ‘Touch Wood’ (A term we use as a superstition, touching wood signifies we don’t mean something or hope that thing doesn’t happen) So I have 2 people (3 Really) that keep me smiling right here, my two Princess’s Chloe (4) and Courtney (5) make me laugh, smile, cry and it is a privilege to be a parent I believe, we get to watch life being born then love them to death, teach them and in return they give unconditional love back, it’s amazing being a Dad to 2 little girls, it’s always fun, never dull, so I am lucky, even in pain, I am lucky. I have mates who make me laugh when we are away in a car up to ‘God only knows’ I am a ‘Lad’ I am always up to stupid stuff, having a laugh with my mates and some family I enjoy being around, one in particular who lives over the bridge taking us to the Highlands. So here I am writing freehand, not thinking, just typing what comes to my mind. And in reality, that is the reason I love to write. I am no writer, I am same as you, just someone doing something that is decent fun. All this blog was is me typing and talking to myself basically as I type here, I just opened a Word document and started to write, so that was it :D Please don’t say “Glad to see you/Glad you are writing/Hope you are ok” or any of that. It is what it is, this is the existence for many of us, I am one of many, it’s just the way the dice roll, it’s the hand we have been dealt. I didn’t write this, in fairness, just for myself, I am aware others are out there reading this but unable to say what I just did. I have a message for you, YOU CAN!! Use a made up name, whatever, let it out, let go, allow it in, help yourself because people that don’t do that end up doing the wrong thing, making the hardest call of their life and stopping, ending it, refusing to take life any more. I am fine, others are not. Talk, feck what others tell you, I do! Tell your story if it makes you feel better, don’t be a society person, just be a you person, do things you like, things that make you happy, to hell with what family, friends idiots on-line think, when we succumb to this stupidity we allow the World to dictate our being, no chance of that here, I own my World, I control my World, I decide who is in my life and who is not. How many do the opposite and end up unhappy? I am just saying, feck what society tells you, to hell with people, don’t be a sheep, be a fox, be alone in your ways without pushing people away, we all push people away in life, I have recently, but I am man enough to pull them back in. Are you…………..?
BEFORE YOU READ THIS, THIS IS PRESUMING YOU ARE BRAVE ENOUGH TO DO SO AMERICA, PLEASE UNDERSTAND, THIS IS NOT MY WORK, THESE ARE NOT MY WORDS, I HAVE RESEARCHED ‘HARD’ OVER 2 YEARS TO PROVE TO YOU IN AMERICA, THE ONES WHO ARE STARVING, CAN’T AFFORD MEDICAL CARE, ON THE BREAD LINE, THAT YOUR MONEY, YOUR TAX DOLLAR IS GOING TOWARDS TERROR. THIS IS ‘IMPOSSIBLE TO BELIEVE’ I KNOW, I WAS THE SAME. BUT LOOK BELOW, WATCH THE VIDEO NAMED “The Covert Origins of ISIS” AND LEARN LIKE I HAVE THAT AMERICA IS MINIPULATING WORLD WAR 3!! THE PROOF IS HERE, YOU HAVE TO BE BRAVE ENOUGH TO SPEND HALF AN HOUR LEARNING IT, YOU CAN CHANGE THIS, YOU CAN DO SOMETHING. I AM AND I AM IN SCOTLAND! 10’s OF THOUSANDS OF OTHERS ARE TRYING TO WARN YOU AMERICA! WAKE THE FECK UP!!! THIS IS REAL! THIS IS YOUR AMERICA NOW!
SADLY I KNOW MANY WILL BE TOO DARN SCARED OR LAZY TO READ THIS, YOU ARE GOING TO KILL US ALL AMERICA WITH YOUR ATTITUDE!
I SAID IT AND SAID IT AND SAID IT AND SAID IT! THE USA ARE FUNDING ISIS AND TERROR!, THEY USED TO FUND AL QAEDA! YOU CAN NOW TAKE THIS TO THE BANK! America has caused a fake global terror group. I don’t think the USA thought ISIS or Islamic State would get so strong. PLEASE!! Watch the video below and go over a few links for proof. THIS IS PROOF THE USA FUND TERROR CELLS! How does this change things? I already knew, many knew. Now you know, you ignore it and have lunch or DO SOMETHING? Because ISIS ARE COMING FOR US ALL. They are the new Nazi, they will cause World War 3, WWIII is being manipulated. Please make no mistake here!
Documented proof ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi is 100% Israeli trained and a USA, UK, Israel asset!
An alleged commander of the Islamic State in Pakistan, or Daish, claims that his operations have been funded through channels in the United States. Yousaf al Salafi was reportedly arrested with two other men on January 22 in Lahore, Pakistan. The Express-Tribune reports that al Salafi had actually been arrested in December but had only recently been discussed publicly. He is alleged to have gone to Pakistan from Turkey and established an Islamic State group.
Rand Paul: We armed ISIS’ allies in Syria to fight them in Iraq
The Express-Tribune reported that a source close to the investigation into al Salafi confirmed that he “revealed that he was getting funding – routed through America – to run the organisation in Pakistan and recruit young people to fight in Syria.” The Commander claimed he was receiving $600 per individual who agreed to go to Syria. The report says these revelations were shared with Secretary of State John Kerry.
“The US had to dispel the impression that it is financing the group for its own interests and that is why it launched offensive against the organisation in Iraq but not in Syria”
My son did this for me, this is ‘Nice Shaun’ I don’t know if I can be him no more, it’s too hard you know…I am just writing here, that’s all
By@ShaunyNews The medication is slowly leaving my body, slowly. I remember the day Dawn and I sat down as two partners in our early 20’s and asking if ‘Old Shaun’ didn’t go, we would have problems. Honest to God, the day I decided to stop crime and taking heroin and what other crap I was on, the pain came. I already had a really bed left leg, suddenly the pain spread, I spent the next 10 years, even now a little asking “Is this Karma” I think when a person decides to better themselves good things should happen, for their family and kids, like millions Worldwide, I got the pain, over the 16 years or so I have had this pain it just gets worse. My decision to take the Dr’s poison is a hard gig, but if I don’t ‘Old Shaun’ comes back and its ‘GAME OVER’ Sadly this poison I am on has left me forgetting what I said 20 minutes ago never mind 20 years ago, the gaps are there, just, the good memories are there, the bad ones I let go, people say ‘You did this’ and I think ‘Who is this fool talking about’ YEAH, FIBROMYALGIA IS THE DEVILS DISEASE, YOU FORGET A LIFE AND BLOCK OUT THE BAD PARTS
I am now at a crossroads, as the medication leaves my body, slowly, I find ‘Old Shaun’ returning. I threatened a person this morning, not my son’s or a blood relative, just someone that has a big mouth and best learn to shut up, I am not in the mood for games, I have lost enough with this fecking disease, I can’t lose more, I just can’t. So I am left in a state of stagnation I guess.
I re-read that article above earlier and it felt like a dream, like I was writing about a movie I had seen, at the time I had to change and edit it about 100 times, check the URL you will see what I mean. The Word ‘Murder’ was in the original draft. The deal was I had 2 months till publication, I did the first draft and was told ‘BRILLIANT’ But I kept going over it and removing content I knew I could not write here nor anywhere. I am writing a book, MY GOD IT’S HARD TO WRITE A BOOK! I will get there and much of what I wrote above will be in the book as I have said before.
As I lay here in bed almost screaming in many forms of pain the suggestion of returning to my old ways seems a road that would be easier. See hate and anger come easy, none of us need try, it’s a natural human emotion, to fight these emotions and be decent, even when there is no decent or good is hard, to stay calm when you can’t is hard. I am sitting thinking now “The old ways would make today easier” I don’t need money, that is not a reason, the reason is simple, the drugs and lifestyle is easy, it’s a comfort zone for me. I did unspeakable things only I know about, I had saying “The less anyone knows the less the police know” and it’s something I used to use in the old days
This song here reminds me of my criminal/drug past. If I asked I got, if I said fuck off, people fucked off. When I was a bastard I had respect, maybe fear, not sure. I am losing respect due to this fucking illness, what the fuck.
___________________________________________________________ Shake That Ass -Eminem Feat. Nate Dogg (Dirty & Lyrics) ViaTyler Angellon You Tube
I just have to say here, to go back the way because it seems easier as I sit when it’s hard is tempting. The writing would stop and a ‘New life’ would begin. I will become hate; I will demand respect and not act well if it’s not given. Often these days when I feel a lack of respect the ‘Old Shaun’ is in the back of my mind with suggestions I MUST deny. I can’t go back the way but what if that choice leaves my hands, what if going back is my only choice? I lose, I lose everything, but as I sit in bed here and type this I feel I have lost, lost big. I hope the lack of medication and the pain are playing games with my mind here, I am unsure, I know nobody cares, but I write, I am almost at 1 Million views, people choose to read, this is a personal write up here, intended for me to just let off some steam I am guessing, I hope so, I am no use to my partner 2o years ago, today
I am just ‘Some guy’ trying to exist and co-exist with the people around me. Lately the anger has been there. I dread ‘Old Shaun’ as all his old friends live less than a mile from me. So I guess I will have to see what help my family offer, what friends notice and say, how Dawn and my two sons react, all the while keeping in mind there are two young princess’s I must stay on this road for. One thing that has been going on for the last few years are certain people, all family, some blood, some sadly I have to pretend are alive, they talk to me like I am 20 year old, sadly the worst part and something that boils my blood are these idiots who say my name when I am not there. I don’t take that immature road in life, I say to faces, I am brave, I guess I expect everyone else to be the same.
I dislike on-line tough guys, people who threaten you from 5,000 miles away, or 5 miles away, makes me smile
One guy in particular, likes to act the ‘Tough Guy’ with words he wouldn’t utter in my presence. In reality his underwear would fill up should I look at him in the same room. What you do with that? I know what I used to do, but that was before. Do I deal or take another card? I figure what will happen will happen, sadly this person faked things and more and tells lies like I moan about my pain, a proper Charlie this guy is, if my Daughters suffer due to his words, what do I do? What would you do? I am asking anyone who is reading.
Maybe it’s the disease, maybe it’s lack of medication, maybe it’s ‘old Shaun’ stepping forward. Either way, I don’t want to have to deal with this pathetic human being, he is a known liar , fool and loner, it would be a huge liberty, but he is effecting my life, he needs to learn to use his lips better in-front of others. I don’t want to, I hate myself for even thinking what I want to do but we all have a line, my line is same as yours, it has a ‘Do not cross’ sign on it, and this person and a few others should know, I am disabled, are they taking a liberty with me, same as I would with them? I will find out and what will be, will be, it has to come to a head, or maybe he reads this and gets on with his own crap existence and everyone sleeps better?
A few months ago a friend committed suicide, he fought the same demons as I do, as we all do I guess, rest assured I won’t do that, but the Devil or what name you want to give him is calling my name, “Dining with the Devil” is FINALLY agreed the title of my book. I can only be a human being, I can only be flesh and skin like everyone. Temptation to be a bastard again with this pain would be so very easy. I write this but the words are coming from a place I don’t like or know any more. When you decide to sing, write, paint, any art form, you expose your raw soul to the World, that is just the way the shit rolls. So there it is, answers on a postcard to “Shauny, Edinburgh, Scotland, near the forth road bridge” I will get it ;-)
Do you know where you come from? What you represent?
Sheep or loner? Often we do things because it’s “What other people do” or “What society expects from us” We tug along with the rest of humanity and often we do it blindly. Try stepping away, in your mind, from that truth, or lie, and ask yourself how you feel afterwards. I did. Try it, seriously. Is Scotland full of sheep who listen to the media and idiots who think they know it all, or are we a people who keep away from the herd and see clearly what we need to? Curious if ANYONE ever reads this, but more curious to get an answer from EVERYONE who reads it. Sadly by nature nobody will type a thing first. If one other person wrote like I am, many would follow. Trust me. But you won’t…What you scared from? I Just would like to know! I see family and friends on the same path as everyone else, I stepped away from that path and amazing things happened to me. Doors opened I had no idea were even there.
So why do we stay with the flock Scotland?
Again, I know I waste my time. Scottish people I guess are as sceptical of social thinking of them than any other populous of any other nation in our World. I used to think “Oh what will people think of me” Now I don’t even ask. I just do. I freed myself from ‘Something’ No main stream God was involved, no religion was involved I read no books forguidance. I hate to talk about my Disability. Sadly many of you, yes you, will define me by my actions and words. I don’t care, so why do you? :D
See we are all on a journey in life, the mass percentage have no idea they are on one, they wake up, have a shower, go to Work, come home, make tea, eat tea, sit down, watch TV, go to bed, have sex, wake up, have a shower, go to work…….. You get my point. I live in utter agony BUT I AM NOT ALONE. Many who read this are sore or ill or dying. I see a World around me of sheep. I see it more in real life than on-line. Many who really don’t fully understand the Internet will not understand what I am saying here. Bonds I have made 20 years ago, 15 years ago, 10 years ago, 5 years ago, last month/week, today and/or tomorrow are still there on-line. Sure we lose people but that is life, that happens no matter where we take our minds. Lately I have started to write, nearly 2 years now, I guess I am the Author of my own being these days. I am almost narrating my own life as I learn to live. Make sense?
I am writing where I am going
I guess I am a free soul, I am not trapped by anything. I was on HEAVY medication till 4 days ago. In the last 4 days I have had less medication in these 4 days than I did in 12 hours of any given day I was on them fully. I came off a few weeks back to the heavy levels, I only really shared it a few days ago. I feel awake now. I read a lot of what I did when I was pumped with POISON the Dr gave me and some made sense, some never. I took a choice to take no drugs and live no matter. I don’t want a groundhog day existence, I want an existence where every living breathing moment I learn. I could not sit for one second and think “I know it all” because I don’t and neither DO YOU. You don’t. you think you do, you don’t
Many will read this and think “Is this aimed at me” Let me explain something to YOU. If you read this and thought “Is this aimed at me” then the answer is “This is aimed at you” BUT I never aimed at anyone, I aimed nowhere and at nobody. So if you thought I meant you, then look in the mirror, be honest and ask why you thought I meant “This was about you”
Many deny themselves a true life because they are scared of the hurt that always comes when you REALLY LIVE. I used to turn my back on love and friendship because I was once scared of losing. I didn’t like myself for that. So I changed, I became Shaun, free from medication, pain, loss, worrying, gossips, hate and all that hits us in life. Take hatred. I know many who feel hate, they take a person’s words and feel hated, I ask you to not take that hatred on board. Don’t become what others want you to be. Be you!! Love and take the loss and hurt when it comes. The reason I did this is I realised I am different first of all. I came to the conclusion I am ‘DIFFERENT’ I have changed, but you know, I LOVE WHO I AM NOW! I am happy, blessed in the sense I have feeling(s). I feel, I love, I breath at my own pace. I observe our World now, I write about it, it has become my ‘Art Form’ See when you do ANYTHING that others can’t for WHATEVER reason, inability, hatred, confusion whatever! You become fear, hate, worry, gossip and rumour driven.
I am free from all that now. I ask simply. Why can’t you be free? What is stopping you? I had one person tell me “I Work for a living unlike you” BEHIND MY BACK, lol. Yeah a person said this about me. I heard about it and smiled then I became sad. That person thinks I sit and pretend to be nothing and take what the World gives me. I feel sorry for you if you feel that way. I want Scotland to be a free country from the British Union. It is my ‘Art’ right now. It is what I research and write about. I write for my place in Scotland for a group of like minded people http://www.scot2.scot/ have a look for your area there. I write for and about West Edinburgh here https://www.facebook.com/pages/scot2scot-Edinburgh-West/361924177307818 So for anyone who thinks ‘Shaun lives for Shaun’ please, think again. I also run this page here for others who suffer, many less, many worse than I suffer, but I have to try and help everyone https://www.facebook.com/groups/699321140156812/ That is my page for ANYONE with any Chronic illness, this is an illness or disease that you will have for life or that will control your life. So please, never say “Shaun only talks about Shaun” to me.
Where did you learn how to be a person? From and by whom taught you?
Open your feelings, talk, be you. I know family and friends who I can’t speak to on the phone for over 2 minutes, they hide from feelings. I let them be. Like me, like you, they will find who they are. If it means they never show or allow feeling in then that is sad, not “That person is sad” It is sad in the term, unfair. But I can tell you unfair, I got a life taken from me. Did I sit and feel sorry for myself? No! I ran a football club for nearly 10 years, worked with kids for free all these 15 years I was in football. I am not showing off, I wouldn’t and couldn’t do that. All I am saying is, people like to assume, presume and guess with gossip also. So knowing the facts about life will help YOU become you and not the society made version you are told to be
Try it, please. Allow opinion, accept opinion, even if you don’t understand or believe in the opinion. Don’t get all worried about things you can’t change either. Don’t live in guilt, I used to be guilt but in reality is there anything we can do about the past? No, there is nothing. So what I have learnt and just recently as I wean of this Dr’s poison is “To be Shaun” But always look to others feelings best I can. As I come off my poison fully the pain will cripple me, literally cripple me. But I will fight it, not to point score or prove points, but for a Woman I love always. For 2 guys I have watched growing in to men and more so for two wee lassies (Little Girls out side Scotland) 2 wee lassies who are starting to be aware of what and who is around them. I MUST with the help of my partner make sure these 2 wee special princess of mine get to understand the World the same as their big brothers. I have to do that, I will never judge my kids nor show hate. Parents don’t do that, often with one of my sons they see anger, where in-fact it’s ‘Dad trying to teach’ I was that age once so I know what to look out for, lol
There is no book on ‘Parenting’ or being a good ‘Partner’ – We learn as we grow, or we lose!
Life is precious, I don’t waste moments, I keep them. My Mum recently remarried, that was a moment, I keep it where it should be kept. Same as all moments. I smile and live and be free from the shackles of what life expects and more to what I ACCEPT. Live guys and gal’s, we have no other choice. You may be happy at 20 years old, but please know choices you make aged 20 will define where you are at age 40, I am told my one of my parents “What you do at 40 will define you when you are my age” I am lucky to have that wisdom around me. See that is what it is at the end of the day, we surround ourselves with people we can be ourselves around. We can relax with people we know care about us. Often it is not blood related, but that is fine, as long as you surround yourself with people who will mould you moving forward in life. I tried my best with my sons with my Partner and we nailed it, 2 amazing lads. Now we have the PRIVILEGETO DO IT ALL AGAIN WITH THE GIRLS. I CAN’T WAIT!!! :-)
All I said above applied to you, anywhere in our World and whoever you are wherever you are and all in-between