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Alan Plumpton
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Why have an American President
As President Obama comes to the end of his term of office I ask myself why do people vote and elect someone to an office which they can't do anything with? Over his term Obama has tried to introduce Medical Care changes and gun laws which he was given a man...

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American Shootings continue
Having just returned from the USA I have had a number of conversations with people about the state of gun laws and access to guns in the USA and the responses are quite surpising.  50% for guns and 50% against.  The against lobby have all of the usual answe...

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Roseburg shootings
I'm sitting in Roseburg Oregon as reports of the shootings come in at Umpqua Commuity College.  Nothing surprises us anymore does it? The issue of gun control continues to be debated. The plea goes out from the gun lovers that as responsible citizens they s...

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European Crisis - displaced people
As the European crisis continues to grow and people move from their home countries to the haven that they see - Europe isn't it about time we stopped referring to these people as all Refugees.  They are not. The media once again uses this catch all title to...

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Long time no post - Post General Election
It's been some time since I put finger to keyboard and maybe I should have done prior to the General Election here in the UK.  I could have made a bit of money in saying who was going to win but to tell you the truth I wasn't convinced the British people wo...

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News media and rail fares
The way you present facts affects peoples interpretations of the news.  Take the news that rail fares are rising.  Every year the news media loves this piece of news because it enables them to manipulate the way people feel about a piece of news.  season ti...

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Privacy and the press
Who gave permission for the press to hire a helicopter and a long lens to peer into Cliff Richard's appartment?  When will this low life come to their senses and accept they are doing themselves no favours by infringing peoples privacy.  Lets all go and sti...
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