Archive for September, 2008

Another Religious Jerk

Saturday, September 27th, 2008

See this story on the Derby Evening Telegraph website:
Forced out of job by alcohol beliefs
A MUSLIM from Derby is suing supermarket giant Tesco for religious discrimination because he was asked to handle crates of alcohol against his beliefs.

Mohammed Ahmed, of Upper Dale Road, Normanton, also accused Tesco of victimisation and harassment during a three-day employment tribunal.

Poor little baby. Did the nasty master make you pick up a crate of booze? What about other religions that are intolerant of alcohol, such as Methodists? Do they receive special dispensation? What about pork, bacon, sausages, ham and paintbrushes made with pigs’ bristles — and other religions who have a problem with pork products?

Nobody was making him drink the stuff, for crying out loud. It’s sealed up in bottles and packed up in crates. And the claim that he was unaware — despite having visited other British supermarkets — that Tesco sold alcohol is simply laughable.

Mohammed Ahmed is an embarrassment to his community, towards whom he has done nothing but stir up ill feeling. I am sure that most Muslims in this country are quite happy to leave their more outlandish beliefs at the door of the Mosque on the way out, but there are many ignorant people who would use one person’s pathetic, infantile behaviour to tar them all with the same brush.

Ahmed deserves nothing more than a one-way ticket back to Saudi Arabia — wrapped in the bill for the whole sorry affair. Including the clean-up for any race riots that may ensue as a result of his acting like a twat.

Now you can’t even take a walk in the park!

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

Adults walking in a park in Shropshire unaccompanied by children risk being stopped by council officials — just in case they might be paedophiles.

Now, never mind that if you ask a paedophile if he (or she — not all paedophiles are men) is a paedophile, they’re hardly going to answer in the affirmative, but whatever happened to “innocent until proven guilty” ? This is surely a breach of Articles 5, 6, 8, 10 and/or 11 of the European Convention on Human Rights, however you look at it.

Measures such as this will not protect a single child. However, they will fan the flames of panic and acclimatise the population to ever more intrusive surveillance.

The Proof of the Pudding

Friday, September 5th, 2008

I managed to obtain a suitable donor lamp for my inverter project: £3 from Wilkinsons, plus another £1.99 for the bulb (9W, 14mm. screw base). The hollow china base of the lamp will contain the inverter circuit. When all is finished, you won’t be able to tell that it isn’t an ordinary mains lamp — except for the fact that the power lead will have a 6.3mm. jack plug on the end (this being the connector on which I am standardising for my 12 volt distribution boxes).

Nice hollow base:  Plenty of room for circuit.

Nice hollow base: Plenty of room for circuit.


And another light!

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

This is the LED cluster light I was thinking of building before I went ahead with the inverter lamp, and have now completed:

24-LED cluster with 14mm. screw fit base

24-LED cluster with 14mm. screw fit base