Dear Sir / Madam
After watching “Gangland” last night on Channel 5, I feel compelled to write to you in the hope that this letter will reach people with the power to actually make a change.
To cut to the chase, London will soon be overrun with crime if this is not taken as a state of national emergency immediately. The threat is active and the threat is expanding. The fact that police numbers have been cut needs to be addressed right now and an emergency meeting needs to be held in order to tackle the issue.
I have some suggestions.
Firstly, please watch the following two short clips of ex police chief Peter Kirkham highlighting not only the reasons behind the current crime epidemic but also suggestions on how to fix it.
In the second clip Peter perfectly explains that its not the Police who need to communicate with the troubled youths, it’s the bridge between, the community people, youth group leaders, parents, people like myself who are able to communicate with them and educate the police on where they are coming from and advise on projects that can make real change.
You have to understand that not everyone likes the police, especially in the black community, as you are fully aware the police have killed unarmed black people for decades so this is not an easy task.
As well as having the bridges in place to establish dialogue and communication, one must understand that the current method of tackling violent crime is not working.
Police are not able to knock moped thieves off their mopeds – this is ridiculous.
In certain situations, police need to be allowed to stop the threat by any means necessary.
But there are not enough police.
What you need is a hardcore unit that is not constrained by policy and procedure, this unit needs to be armed and active on the street, not visibly, undercover and working as the gangs do. This may sound like a far-fetched Sweeney type approach but if you want the blatant truth then you need to understand that without this type of operation, certain areas of London will become no go zones, murder rates will sky rocket, a generation of youths will be lost to all of this madness, certain areas will become strongholds that the police will fear to enter, do you really want London to turn into a favela in Rio? Where even helicopters are at danger of entering because people are armed to the teeth with rocket launchers, I think not.
Forget Theresa May, forget the government, they are bloody useless and don’t give a shit. Take it upon yourselves to form these crack squads and fight crime yourselves, be the super heroes, I know there are many soldiers out there right now wishing they were part of such a squad, fighting crime super hero style, instead they are based in places like Afghanistan and Iraq for no real reason at all, do not kid yourself that they are protecting us from terrorism, since this whole bloody war on terror started terrorism has only increased around the world as a direct result. Soldiers and commandos know full well that ISIS only came about after Britain, the US and Israel started arming rebel groups in Syria to take down Assad as well as un-necessarily destroying Libya which also aided this terror group expansion worldwide. So, drop the bullshit, our soldiers are needed back home, here on the streets of London, tracking down and hunting the drug kingpins that are fueling this crazy war that has so far taken nearly 100 of our kids to violent crime in 2018.
Soldiers, arm yourselves, get the full black gear and night vision ready, hit up areas one by one, track down these murdering arseholes and bring them to justice, in any way you see fit, maybe take them alive and ship them off to Afghanistan so they can sit on the front line, there’s a thought.
With people’s increasing intake of sugary processed foods over recent decades leading to skyrocketing levels of obesity, diabetes and heart disease and artificial sweeteners being shown to potentially be even worse, are there any better alternatives?
Ahead are the two healthiest sweeteners that you can use to replace both table sugar and artificial sweeteners like aspartame.
1. Healthiest Sweetener: Raw Honey
Honey has been used for thousands of years, not just for its sweet taste, but as a healing medicine as well. It’s best to buy raw honey where possible that hasn’t been heated. Heating honey can destroy some of the enzymes and other beneficial compounds.
Unfortunately, most of the regular honey you find in the supermarket has had much of its medicinal qualities heated and processed out of it. It still healthier than sugar, but not on a par with raw organic honey.
Going a step further, if you can find organic raw honey from a local farmer, it is believed to contain beneficial elements that can help your body deal with allergens from the local area. This kind of honey is definitely worth paying a little more for.
Raw Honey Health Benefits
Antifungal, Antimicrobial and Antibacterial Properties – Raw honey is full of compounds that benefit your digestive system and helps boost your immunity against harmful microorganisms. It is also good for healing a sore throat, especially mixed with a teaspoon of Ceylon cinnamon.
Wound Healing – The same antibacterial properties make raw honey an excellent dressing for treating minor wounds and speeding up their healing. It is often used as a topical acne or eczema skin treatment as well.
Antioxidants and Enzymes – The antioxidant flavonoid pinocembrin is unique to honey and supports proper enzyme activity for improved digestion. Using raw honey is also believed to help slow down your body’s depletion of digestive enzymes for better health in general.
Calming Properties – A teaspoon of raw honey can act as a mild sedative and help you relax. Importantly though, raw honey should never be given to children under one year old as their gastrointestinal system is not mature enough to deal with it.
2. Healthiest Sweetener: Stevia
The herbal sweetener stevia comes from a perennial bush in South America and has been used for centuries.
Its leaves are around 40 times more sweet than table sugar and when powered up it is around 200 times sweeter.
Benefits of Stevia
Suppress Sugar Cravings with No Calories – Unlike artificial sweeteners like aspartame, which have been shown to promote sugar cravings, stevia is believed to reduce them. It also contains no calories, making it a great replacement for both sugar and artificial sweeteners.
Diabetes Benefits – Diabetes diagnosis has risen rapidly in recent years with the increase in high glycemic processed food consumption. Regular sugar has a high glycemic index of 80 and in large amounts will usually promote excessive insulin production that leads to body fat storage and over time an increase in the risk of diabetes. By comparison, stevia has a glycemic index of zero and is believed to be safe for use by diabetics (though checking anything like this with your physician is always recommended).
Dental Health – Eating sugary foods and particularly drinking sugar saturated drinks can wear away the protective enamel of your teeth, leading to cavities and other dental problems. Stevia can not only replace destructive sugar, substances in it have been shown to actually help prevent mouth bacteria from adhering to your teeth and forming plaque.
Prevent Candida Overgrowth – Candida is a type of yeast in your digestive system that can be beneficial at normal levels, but decidedly dangerous and debilitating when it grows out of control.
Candidiasis can lead to a variety of baffling symptoms that many doctors find difficult to diagnose, ranging from headaches and exhaustion, to digestive complaints, bloating and gas, to problems with immunity and allergies.
Chronic fatigue syndrome is also commonly associated with candida overgrowth.The candida fungus feeds on simple sugars and the primary cause of an overgrowth is believed to be an excess of sugar fermenting in the digestive system.
Stevia is very different structurally to sucrose and is not fermented by the yeast in your digestive tract. Switching to it over sugar were ever possible should greatly reduce your risk of ever having to deal with candidiasis.Read also: What is the best tasting Stevia
So there’s two healthier alternatives to fattening sugar and highly questionable artificial sweeteners. Switching to these can make a real difference in your energy levels, body weight and overall health.
Have you tried using raw honey or stevia before or any other natural sweeteners? I’d be interested to hear your thoughts on the best way to sweeten foods and drinks without leading to health problems down the track.
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