Awell I suppose that's me put in the picture that ME's decided that their garment's become either unfashionable or unpopulalar now they've discontinued it from their range (what a discerning lot we hill walkers are). All I would say to close on my tuppence worth to this discussion is to look at the Keela range of softshell jackets. Mostly made in UK not China, Eastern Europe etc. The Lutian, Zenith, and Fusion jackets are technically excellent and about half the price of the leading brand names. Visit their website www.keela.co.uk
I am still amazed at how seemingly intelligent people start to smoke in the first place. So if you are a smoker reading this,is it to look cool and sophisticated. Just the way you'll look 30 years later connected to an oxygen cylinder or wheezing your way up a flight of stairs. Have a look at a picture of a smoker's lung compared to a normal one if you can. Still, when you're young, old age and infirmity is a long way of, and I'll stop when I start to get ill seems to be the excuse many use. Too late by then I'm afraid and on the way to this stage, you're excess fumes you have selfishly distributed will have taken a few passive smokers with you to an early grave. So yes ban from everywhere as far as I'm concerned
I'm on board with Jimmy Pursey et al who say that RELIGION is behind 99% of the woes that this mankind has suffered, over the few thousand years we have dominated this planet,and for what!? My point was that religious zealots are the most hypocrytical people on this planet. Opening this up a bit, the statement that dictator Bush came out with that God told him to invade Iraq send shivers down my spine. God just might tell him to push the nuclear button one day. This also fuels up the Muslim extremists crusade that Iraq is a holy war. Religion again!!!!! Also, why were people protesting in London about something which was carried out in other European countries, when for once the UK was not involved? Why didn't they go over to these countries with their hate messages and death threats and find out if authorities there are as tolerant or as soft as here?
I think the point the cartoonist was trying to illustrate was that the terrorists who commit their vile acts in the name of religion are in fact the biggest sinners of all of us. It is they who do the gross damage to the name of their faith and it's true followers. I am in no way religious but I do know that the fundamental teaching of ALL religions is not to cause harm or suffering to your fellow man and to forgive any misdemeanours anyone may commit. Where is the air of forgiveness and the turning of the other cheek in this situation?