United Kingdom Approves 3-Person Babies


United Kingdom Approves 3-Person Babies.

The methods involve altering an egg or embryo before it is transferred into a woman which had previously been forbidden by British law. They are intended to avoid passing on defects in the mother’s mitochondria, which can result in diseases including muscular dystrophy, heart, kidney, liver failure and severe muscle weakness.

It would appear that people opposing this would rather babies and children die of a horrific genetic disease, than have their superstition and uninformed sensibilities upset (like it was any of their damned business anyway).  This is an incredible breakthrough which could improve the standard of living for 1000s of people and possibly eradicate this form of debilitating genetic disease.  What is more worrying, are the comments in the thread of the Facebook post claiming that suffering is needed in this world, that if the world was perfect it would be called heaven, and the like.   “Just adopt” they say with an utter lack of compassion or empathy, (not that easy these days).

Because it's apparently that easy

Because it’s apparently that easy

It's not her suffering though is it.

It’s not her suffering though is it.

Argument from bad habits

Argument from bad habits

The trouble is, it is not their own suffering they claim is needed, but that (at least in this case) of innocent children and the parents who have to watch them die slowly. I wonder how many claim to be pro-life. These parents’ longing for healthy children, is entirely human and now that we know how to help them we should.

Back with a fresh new look


Yes, I am back and feeling very guilty for neglecting my readers so horrendously.  I promise I will never to it again.  I aim to do a brief weekly post from now on.  I have missed it terribly.  As it turns out, 3 kids and a degree on the go takes up a huge amount of time.  But it will not be long.  I only have 3 more assignments on this module and then one more module to start in October and if I keep my grades up and work my socks of I should be on for a 2:1!

We are missing someone special.


Harry has been missing from his home on Roper Close, Gillingham, Kent (UK) since 6 pm on Thursday 12th June 2014. He is very friendly and very much loved and missed. Loves Dreamies cat treats.

He is a large tabby tom cat with white whiskers and an almost black tail. He is chipped but we adopted him and the chip is still registered to his previous owner, Mrs Y Cooper.

Please check sheds and garages as he is a terror for hiding. If anybody has seen him or knows anything about what has happened to our beloved family member, please contact:

Large tabby tom cat, white whiskers, chipped (registered to previous owners)

Harry the feline draught excluder

Thieving, Lying Reprobates…


Do NOT use this site!!

Beware of these reprobates!

I have to admit I have been scammed!  However, and in my defence, at no point in the purchase did it let on that, they were not an official site, or that I was are merely paying a fee for the form filling and not for the actual passport.  The site goes out of their way to look legitimate, that they are ‘not the official site’ is hidden in the middle of tiny grey text on a grey background at the bottom of the page when I was looking for the customer services, and was nowhere to be seen when I first used the site.

When I had not received the completed forms to sign  within the promised 10 days, I discovered their ploy and we have had to stump-up the full cost of the passports again to pay HM IPS once if your form ever arrives.

This site not only break several of Google’s terms for advertising, such as not using google to commit fraud, not to mention utterly ignoring the law that states that individual terms and conditions cannot under any circumstances override statutory consumer rights, but Google don’t seem to mind, being a patsy for thieves, so long as they’re getting paid to advertise: yes, you heard me Google, right now you might as well be the front for the Maffia!

To add to this disgrace, they are actually one of 2 companies charging for a service the HM IPS offer free, that come up before the official site on a Google search for passport services’. This apparently breaks Google’s terms and conditions, according to a Guardian article from earlier in the year (see bottom) but it looks like they have taken that clause out rather than fixed the actual problem.

On top of financial fraud this there is the theft of personal details under false pretences to consider.  So far, these companies have merely been fined for their blatantly fraudulent conduct.  Why have they not been prosecuted and imprisoned too?  Yes, I feel like an utter muppet for falling for it and I now have to find another £49 per passport for Oscar and Henry because once they have your money you can’t get hold of them. They don’t even provide what you have paid for.

So far, I have notified:

  • The Office of Fair Trading
  • The Advertising Standards Agency
  • HMRC
  • BBC Watchdog

about this company but really need to let people know not to use them as a matter of conscience.  I am really REALLY pissed off and don’t want other people caught by the same trap.

For your own safety, do not trust a Google search,  ONLY use the HMRC official site

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Updates:

Apparently, their tiny and barely readable disclaimer, makes what they do a legal and legitimate service in the eyes of trading standards and the ASA. However, having heard the issue raised again on BBC Radio 4’s ‘You and Yours’ this week, I gather the problem of people being scammed is on the increase.

Why do they not just make these ‘services’ illegal and be done with it, and make Google liable for accepting money to advertise them?