• Blog Stats

    • 75,765 hits
  • Archives

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Join 156 other followers

  • Copyright notice

    This blog entry and all other text on this blog is copyrighted, you are free to read it, discuss it with friends, co-workers and anyone else who will pay attention.

    If you want to cite this blog article or quote from it in a not for profit website or blog then please feel free to do so as long as you provide a link back to this blog article.

    If as a school teacher or university teacher you wish to use content from my blog for the education of students then you may do so as long as the teaching materials produced from my blogged writings are not distributed for profit to others. Also at University level I ask that you provide a link to my blog to the students.

    If you want to quote from this blog in an academic paper published in an academic journal then please contact me before you submit your paper to enable us to discuss the matter.

    If you wish to reuse my text in a way where you will be making a profit (however small) please contact me before you do so, and we can discuss the licensing of the content.

    If you want to contact me then please do so by e-mailing me at Chalmers University of Technology, I am quite easy to find there as I am the only person with the surname “foreman” working at Chalmers. An alternative method of contacting me is to leave a comment on a blog article. If you do not know which one to comment on then just pick one at random, please include your email in the comment so I can contact you.

Disgusted

Dear reader,

I am making a post which I never imagined I would ever make, and in retrospect I hoped that I would never have to make. It is about two things in different places which I find morally disgusting.

1. The violent events in Norway.

I am disgusted and saddened by the mass killings which occurred on friday 22nd July 2011.

While I can understand but never condone an attack on a government building by a person with a political grievance the deliberate large scale killing of a group of children and teenagers is a disgusting act which I am unable to understand.

I have checked and Norway does not have the death penalty, but I hold the view that a swift exit from this mortal plane is an easy way out for the person or persons who have done this vile act. While the police in Norway have arrested a man for legal reasons I do not want to make any claim that he is guilty as even the worst offender is entitled to a fair trial.

When the legal system in Norway has clearly identified the person (or persons) responsible and finished the trial I think that the only sentence which is correct is life in prison with no hope of release. If the court is required to set a fixed term for the crime, then I hold a view that the term should be ten or twenty years for each count of murder. This would give a term of at least 800 years which is greater than any man’s life expectancy.

Within jail those responsible for the crime should be kept alive, efforts should be made to make sure that another inmate does not “execute” the vile offender. Also the vile wretch(s) should be under close supervision to make sure that they do not obtain the means to kill themselves.

I wish to condemn the violent events of friday in the strongest terms possible, and I feel very sad for those injured or killed and their families and friends. I have a 18 year old stepdaughter who is off on holiday right now, many of those hurt on the island were young people who were off on a holiday.

2. The second things which irks me is the conduct of the Murdoch news company. My wife has pointed out to me that a google thing exists which will help to sanitize your web surfing experience by blocking access to all Murdoch web sites.

https://chrome.google.com/webs​tore/detail/moepiacmhnmbiilhpo​jodnaopndhddpg

What troubles me is the way in which the newspaper group have used “phone hacking” to obtain information about a range of people including a teenage girl who was murdered.

Advertisements

Go on, Have your say !

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: