Call to prayer in new Muslim Mosque can be heard 15 miles away

A new Muslim Mega Mosque to be built in the centre of Birmingham will have a speaker system that can be heard 15 miles away, and will broadcast the call to prayer across the city 5 times a day.The mega mosque has been granted special permission by Labour led Birmingham City Council to have the giant speaker system installed due to a special provision of the Local Communities Act 2008 which allows religious groups to break noise abatement laws.

The speakers will be louder than a jet engine and will be heard up to 15 miles away in Solihull and the Black Country. The speaker system will primarily be used to announce the call to prayer in Arabic 5 times a day, starting at 5 o’clock in the morning, angering some local residents that they will be woken up even though they aren’t Muslim.

Terry Gardner, a painter and decorator from the outskirts of Birmingham had this to say: ‘Its nonsense that I’m going to get told to pray five times a day, even though I’m not a muslim, can’t they just give everyone a text message, it would be a lot quieter’

Up to 5,000 people will be able to attend the mosque at any one time, bringing traffic in the area to a halt at the beginning and end of each service. Worries that this will finally cement the area of inner city Birmingham as a no go area for non muslims are raising tensions in the city, and it is unknown whether being able to hear the new speaker system 15 miles away will affect the services of other religions.

With vicar Simon Montpellier, of St Annes in the Gable’s Church complaining: ‘The local mosque broadcast’s its call to prayer over the top of my morning service, and it just winds me up, christians have been practising in this country for 1,200 years, and we shouldn’t be drowned out now because someone worked out how to connect a microphone to an amplifier’

What is sure is that some people are going to be woken up, to be asked to go to a mosque 15 miles away, for a religion they are not a part of. Birmingham Council may have a lot to answer for in the near future.

It is funny that they can continue to have their old customs and beliefs but we have to constantly be evolving our to not offend.

Dipshit of the day: The Coward of Merced County

Below is an article posted in the Merced County Times by the coward with the byline below. 

He is  referring to a reporter by the name of who had left the Merced Sun Star newspaper.

It was probably a good career move by Ramona because of backstabbing people like the shithead below.

Ramona Giwargis

Romana did a very good job of investigating and reporting local Guvments irregularities and indiscretions.

 Obviously some people did not like it and were probably putting pressure on Ramona .

In fact here is a report her on winning a award for investigative journalism:

http://www.mercedsunstar.com/news/article9475355.html

For John Derby to take a swipe at her after she had left, in a public way like this is typical of the problems in the media and Guvment.

It is obviously sour grapes and he has some type agenda.

My question is, did she leave because of asswipes like this who were putting pressure on her or did she have a better opportunity in the Bay Area.

Wanting to get away from the politics here is a good idea for sure but her investigating and reporting will be missed.

And the comments below is a good reason to simply clean house and start getting responsible people reporting to and serving for the public.

Dipshit of the day: The Coward of Merced County

Here is his unedited article from the Merced County Times posted on May 7, 2015:

Change is good at the Sun-Star

By John Derby
May 7, 2015

In case some readers have missed it, there has been a change in the reporting lineup at the Merced Sun-Star, and we feel it is for the better.
For too long, this community has suffered from “attack dog” kind of journalism, and much of it in recent times coming from one particular writer. This type of journalism has the power to cause unnecessary pain to residents, and while some of the stories needed to be told, the way they were told left questions.
Too often the person put in a negative spotlight had no way to completely or fairly respond to accusations, along with the front page headlines and photos, day after day.
We have always felt that good journalism needs to be balanced. There is bad news all over the world, and that usually hits the front page. And there are good news stories which go untold because the headlines are taken up by tragedy.
There has been a whole generation of reporters trained to think that behind every government office is a Watergate just waiting to be leaked. Not true.
The vast number of government employees do a good job working under difficult circumstances.
Seldom do we give enough praise for the good which is being done on a daily basis.
There are tragic stories and watch-dog investigations which need to be published, but to be honest, it was a nice surprise recently to see two positive stories on the same front page of the Sun-Star.
Some people think that because the Merced County Times is a local, community newspaper that we would like nothing more than to see the Sun Star go out of business. Wrong!
We feel the Sun Star has a very important role to play in the community. If it does a good job then it reflects on all other newspapers, ours included.
We are not like some people who think that newspapers are part of a dying breed. Bad newspapers are having serious problems, however, good newspapers are growing in stature and readership.
We want the Sun Star to be a good newspaper, which will help our community grow in a positive way.
There is so much news going on in our community today, the Merced County Times will have plenty to publish – stories that will probably never make the pages of the Sun Star. And that’s fine!

This dribble speaks for itself…………


80’s Retro TV: Moonlighting

 Moonlighting
Original Run: 1985-89
Creator: Glenn Gordon Caron
Stars: Cybill Shepherd, Bruce Willis, Allyce Beasley, Curtis Armstrong
Network: ABC
Since the Blue Moon Detective Agency stopped investigating crimes, David Addison (Bruce Willis) and Maddie Hayes (Cybill Shepherd) have become a cautionary tale in the will-they-or-won’t-they television trope. But during the heyday of Moonlighting, no TV couple did sexual tension like Willis and Shepherd. When they finally decided to consummate their relationship, they literally burned the house down. While the series had plenty of behind-the-scenes strife (starting with the fact that Shepherd and burgeoning movie star Willis didn’t get along), it consistently entertained, pioneered the dramedy genre that is so popular today, and regularly broke the fourth wall in innovative ways.

Definitely one of my personal favorites back then.

It’s The Law!!!: New Jersey

Dumb Laws in New Jersey

Drivers must warn those who they pass on highways before they do so.
Spray paint may not be sold without a posted sign warning juveliles of the penalty for creating graffiti.
Handcuffs may not be sold to minors.
All motorists must honk before passing another car, bicyclist, skater, and even a skateboarder.
It is illegal to wear a bullet-proof vest while committing a murder.
One must yield a phone line to a person if it is an emergency.
You cannot pump your own gas.
It is against the law for a man to knit during the fishing season.
It is against the law to “frown” at a police officer.
In an attempt to “foster kindness” in the citizens of New Jersey, the month of May is designated “Kindness Awareness Month”.
If you have been convicted of driving while intoxicated, you may never again apply for personalized license plates.
The third Thursday of October is designated as “New Jersey Credit Union Day” and citizens of the state should observe the day with “appropriate activities and programs”.
Car dealerships are forbidden from opening on Sunday.
You may not slurp your soup.
Automobiles are not to pass horse drawn carriages on the street.
It is illegal to delay or detain a homing pigeon.

City Laws in New Jersey

Bernards Township
It is illegal to frown as the town is a “Frown-Free Town Zone”.
Blairstown
Shooting ranges are outlawed.
No street-side trees may be planted that “obscure the air”.
It is illegal to throw ashes on the sidewalk.

Somebody may want to rethink their anti gun sentiments…..

Federal agents are stepping up their investigation of Islamic State’s claims that it’s responsible for Sunday’s attack on the Mohammed cartoon competition in Garland, Texas.

The assault was carried out by Phoenix roommates Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi.

“Two soldiers … of the caliphate attacked an exhibit in Garland in American Texas, and this exhibit was holding a contest for drawings offensive to the prophet Muhammad,” the jihadist group said on its al-Bayan radio station, according to the SITE Intelligence Group.

The group is now warning “the attack by the Islamic State in America is only the beginning…”

The message goes on to say ISIS has stationed “71 trained soldiers in 15 different states ready at our word to attack any target we desire. Of the 15 states, five we will name: Virginia, Maryland, Illinois, California, and Michigan.”

Another good reason to allow people to have and carry guns, maybe in defense of our country!

Retro of the day: Elvis

In the Ghetto” (originally titled “The Vicious Circle“) is a song written by Mac Davis and made famous by Elvis Presley, who had a major comeback hit with it in 1969. It was released in 1969 as a 45 rpm single with “Any Day Now” as the flip side.

It is a narrative of generational poverty: a boy is born to a mother who already has more children than she can feed in the ghetto of Chicago. The boy grows up hungry, steals and fights, purchases a gun and steals a car, attempts to run, but is shot and killed just as another child is born. The song implies that the newborn will meet the same fate, continuing the cycle of poverty and violence.