I read with great sadness about the death of a 29 year old mother killed by her two year old in a Walmart store in Idaho. The immediate loss is bad enough but the ensuing years will be long and hard for many. This child will never be a normal human being, it is unlikely ever to come to terms with killing one of its parents. Will the father be able to bring up the child? Will the parents of the mother ever be able to forgive the child? What will the lives of the siblings be like and how will they feel towards the one that killed their mother? This is a tragedy that will span years, decades even. Several, if not many people’s lives have been changed forever.
As many of you know England can be a very grey and dreary place but on a pleasant summer’s day it can be a great place to be as can be seen in this photograph. The soft and gentle rolling landscape of farmland gives an idyllic image of life in England. This Shropshire landscape however can be very bleak at other times of the year and especially so for the much undervalued British farmer. I’m a city dweller but I have a lot of sympathy for the small farmer, especially those that don’t own their land and despite the protestations of the supermarkets they are making life very difficult for them. The UK’s farming industry often has the highest rate of suicide and highest rate of accidents and therefore we need to press the supermarkets to pay fairly for what they buy. At the moment this is simply not the case. Copyright Junagarh Media, http://www.junagarhmedia.co.uk.
As if the economic times weren’t bad enough one of those evil supermarket chains, I’m sure you all know the one, want to destroy the little high street of Stony Stratford I heard today from a local trader. Not happy with screwing our farmers and small companies and having failed to completely destroy our way of life with out of town hyper stores and despite their dubious accounting practices (let’s put some of them in jail) they now want to have a second go. And without the rosy marketing picture painted by these greedy corporate bully boys let’s face it if this planning application goes through then there is going to be a lot more empty shops in Stony Stratford then there is now. They will tell you that it will attract more people to the town without mentioning that Stony Stratford already has a parking problem and due to it’s layout can only support the local people that live there and reasonably close. They come to destroy so say no to any application that is made.