Tuesday, February 22, 2011

My home or yours?

Hey dolls,

Hope you are all well.

Now I know I usually write about love and life and helping people with their problems etc but the blog is called love, life and EVERYTHING in between and I feel this subject deserves to be talked about and discussed.

So I was reading the newspaper when I came across a story that shocked me. A group of squatters have WON the legal right to live in some one elses house! The house in Islington which costs 1 million pounds and is owned by a father of two who was having the house refurbished for his family to happily live in. He comes back one day to find a group of Eastern European squatters living in it. What does our country do? NOTHING. The squatters were given legal aid and the right to stay.
What rifhts do they have? They have not paid taxes here, they do not work, so what gives them THE RIGHT?!

Another man, 72 year old George went to walk his dog one evening. He came home to find bags of his belongings on the street and the locks changed! A Lithuanian family had moved in and told George that the house was now theirs. What is in their mind to make them think that it is their house? It completely baffles me!

Another story I read was of a man who popped out to the shops. He realised he left his wallet at home so came back to collect it. As he returned, he found a Romanian couple and their small child MOVING IN!! All the cupboards were being emptied and the Romanian gentleman claimed he would be changing the locks and the owner must leave! The owner threatened to kidnap his young child if they did not leave! Is that what it comes down to? A man, scared in his own home has to threaten to kidnap their child just for them to leave? to be honest, I would probably have done the same!

In London, a group called the Advisory Service for Squatters runs a volunteer service helping squatters. It publishes the Squatters' Handbook and has drafted a legal warning to be used by squatters. In the late 1960s, the Family Squatters Advisory Service (FSAS) was founded in London, to help defend the rights of squatters.

The worst thing is that our Government do nothing about it. Squatters have legal rights. How this happens, I have no idea but it is ridiculous. There is nothing the police can even do. If I came home and found squatters in my house, I would run to the kitchen, get a knife and threaten them. But who would get put in prison? ME. Even though I was defending myself and my home, I would get done for having a weapon, to me that is absurd.

Surely something needs to be done in this kind of situation? How can these people get off a boat and move into someone elses house, I just do not understand. To be honest, I am all up for helping people and making their lives easier. They may have had a really tough life in Romania for example and want a better life so come here illegally, but when you start faking papers, squatting in some one elses house or stealing jobs from the thousands here who can't find one, that is when things become ludicrous and ridiculous!

I think our Government has become slightly corrupt and something must be done!

I would love to hear the thoughts of other people so please leave a comment or you can email me at blogdoll21@gmail.com or follow me on twitter @LittleMissVak ..

Have a great day!!

Little Miss V..xx

2011 Simbol Design Sports Cars Lavazza GTX-R The New Super Sports Cars

Italian brands The Lavazza GT-R unveiled, Simbol Design has some pictures and specifications for the new super sports car. Simbol Design has created this impressive new V12 supercar producing 620 hp while weighing a mere 2380 lbs. This gives the car an exceptional power to weight ratio of 3.8 lb.

2011 Simbol Design Sports Cars Lavazza GTX-R The New Super Sports Cars
Simbol Design's Lavazza GTX-R body made of carbon-Kevlar built atop a tubular steel frame. And since German powerplants have emerged as the new crate engine of choice for niche manufacturers from Spyker and Wiesmann to Gumpert and Pagani, the Lavazza packs a BMW-sourced 5.4-liter V12, picking up Lamborghini's tractor-origins mantle with an electro-pneumatic transmission reportedly sourced from a bus. Sources differ on the engine's output – alternately claiming 489 horsepower or 620 – but either way, 0-60 mph times quoted around the four-and-a-half second sound conservative.

The 2011 Simbol Design Sports Cars Lavazza GTX-R The New Super Sports Cars will be offered in both coupe and roadster versions and will be built in carbon kevlar. This will help the car get its weight down to about 2381 lbs. On the exterior, the 2011 Simbol Design Sports Cars Lavazza GTX-R will get fixed front diverters and rear venturi intakes with adjustable side diverters, an adjustable rear wing, and a roof scoop.

The front of the car may look a little like a Pagani Zonda (or a Zonda on drugs), but the price tag shouldn’t as this car is definitely not fitting into the ranks of the Italian supercars of today. Both coupe and roadster bodystyles are apparently in the works, though there's no word on availability or pricing just yet, but are exclusive to models such as this, you can not expect that the cheap.

2011 Simbol Design Sports Cars Lavazza GTX-R The New Super Sports Cars

Monday, February 21, 2011

Honda’s Hydrogen-Powered Sports Car

Every concept car has to look like it’s straight out of The Fifth Element. If it doesn’t, it might as well be an inflatable Porsche. Not solely making walkers for old people, Honda has brought forth its new concept, the FC Sport. It’s a three-seat hydrogen fuel cell sports car that comes stocked with a high-power fuel cell stack placed between the rear seat, and a backup battery pack placed in the middle of the car.

Don’t expect to be driving it any time soon, or it all for that matter. It’s just a concept, though. So you know it will more than likely never be available commercially. Seriously, whens the last time you got to sit in the driver seat of a high-performance, low-weight hydrogen sports car?

2008 Acura NSX Delayed once Again!

The Advanced Sports Car Concept that Honda unveiled earlier this year was supposed to be a preview of the next 2008 Acura NSX. The car was set to be unveiled at the Tokyo Auto Show later this year. But now comes word that Honda may be going back to the drawing board. Apparently the car did not get the reaction that Honda was hoping for.

According to Leftlane News and Winding Road, the car will still keep the major configurations of the concept (V-10 engine and all-wheel-drive). The car is also still set to be unveiled at the Tokyo Auto Show this fall and begin production early next year.

I agree, the car didn't really do it for me like the original NSX. Glad to hear that other people felt the same way.

Latest Italian Sports Car

AS the tile suggested, Italian design shop Spadaconcept revealed a new sports concept car. It looks mighty sleek and gorgeous. It’s just a prototype though but it is looking good. The Codatronica is a modern taken on last century’s sports car designs. If you look at it closely, you’ll see a little resemblance to the Chevrolet Corvett.

Honda NAS

Honda NAS Concept bike powered by 1000cc V-Twin engine. NAS, standing for New American Sports, was intended to push the boundarys of sports bike design for the American market. Some of the most ingenious engineering solutions in the motorcycle market were seen on the NAS.

Suzuki Crosscage

Suzuki Crosscage, has the equivalent power of a 125cc motorcycle. Suzuki Crosscage powered by a hydrogen and a lighium ion battery. Details are light, but it does have a monoshock up front though, and that's pretty radical.

The 2009 GTX has an MSRP that starts around $35,000.

The Super Sport is a bike from BBC’s future, and I’ve gotta tell you straight up, it’s a nut smasher. However, when you crack open that throttle… Wow! The nearly vertical rear portion of the saddle is a perfectly-designed necessity because this bike takes off like a rocket. Maybe it’s got a future as a drag bike.

There’s a 114-cubic-inch X-Wedge motor crammed in a custom BBC frame. It’s also got a Scotts steering dampener on it to help keep the 23-inch front wheel in line, and it has real Brembos to bring the beast to a halt – dual disc up front and a single rotor in the rear. Styling has the look of a skinned Ducati stretched it over a chopper. Estimations put this bike the $35-40K range, cheaper than a Desmosedici RR! It’s slated for production in 2010 to be sold as a 2011 model.

Vectrix Superbike pics

Vectrix first unvieled its first Electric Superbike prototype at the Milan 2008 autoshow. It is claimed to be the first of its kind. Vectrix an established electric scooter company is willing to begin production of this electrifying concept as soon as it gets 500 orders at €55 000 . Vectrix is hoping to be in production within two years.
The Vectrix SBK concept is driven by a 240V, 60kW permanent magnet, brushless DC motor that delivers peaktorque of 102Nm at zero revs, with a 7.5kW/hour, lithium-ion battery that makes up 64kg of the bike’s all-up 204kg.
Range is claimed to be:
200km at a steady 40km/h
100km at 80km/h
70km at 120km/h
Vetrix claims top speed will be 200km/h and a standing quarter mile within 12 seconds. The batteries will hold enough charge for 20 flat-out laps of the Vallelunga circuit in Italy "in eerie silence". Gives a new meaning to ride the lightening!

Marriage Zijspan Exotic Cars and Motor Sport

This unique vehicle is a combination (hybrid) cars and motorcycles. Created by combining the various components for 10 years

Toyota and Subaru join forces for new sports coupe

Toyota and Subaru join forces for new sports coupe

Modification of the Best 2010 Yamaha MX

Tesla Roadster Toyota boss ride

Collection of sports cars Toyota Motor Corporation president Akio Toyoda increases. When some time ago he got a Lotus Elise, now he just received the Tesla Roadster, an electric-powered sports car.

Maroon colored car was a gift given directly by the CEO of Tesla, Elon Musk, the Tesla Toyoda in the first showroom in Asia, located in Tokyo, Japan.

According to Elon, if Toyoda receive and drive a Tesla Roadster, the automotive market in Japan will also be more responsive and open to receive the product. "We are optimistic the Japanese market is very fantastic," said Elon.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Pride: Our Own Worst Enemy!

Here we are in a vicious battle with our greatest enemy of all time. He is crafty and knows each and every one of our weaknesses. He has millions of resources to use against us and his armies are huge. His war against us appears to be in his favor in every way. However, we have one weapon at our disposal which will conquer this enemy in every case. Yet most of us rarely use it. Most of us have the attitude that we can handle the situation on our own, that we are more than capable. How foolish are we?!?! How many going into a war wouldn’t take an M-4 or some sort of weapon? The military has a creed they recite concerning their weapon. This creed states:

“This is my rifle. There are many like it, but this one is mine. My rifle is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. My rifle, without me, is useless. Without my rifle, I am useless. I must fire my rifle true. I must shoot straighter than my enemy who is trying to kill me. I must shoot him before he shoots me. I will”......”Before God, I swear this creed. My rifle and myself are the defenders of my country. We are the masters of our enemy. We are the saviors of my life. So be it, until victory is America's and there is no enemy, but peace! Amen”

Now suppose for a minute that a soldier didn’t think this was important. Imagine if he believed his rifle was only a tool that would be nice but not necessary. Because sometimes when we get onto the front lines and have left our weapon back at base, it may be to late to go back for it. What I want to talk about today with all of this is PRIDE.

Proverbs 16:5Everyone who is arrogant in heart is an abomination to the Lord; be assured, he will not go unpunished.” Be assured that the pride we hold in our own lives is the greatest weapon against us. Satan knows that this is his biggest resource. If he can only get us to believe that we don’t need God in our lives then he has us for sure. Why does he know this? Because Satan fell to this great evil himself. Satan was not always evil, but was made up to perfection. I feel this is one of the greatest examples of pride we have to learn from.

Ezekiel 28: 12-19: “You were the seal of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone adorned you: carnelian, chrysolite and emerald, topaz, onyx and jasper, lapis lazuli, turquoise and beryl. Your settings and mountings were made of gold; on the day you were created they were prepared. You were anointed as a guardian cherub, for so I ordained you. You were on the holy mount of God; you walked among the fiery stones. You were blameless in your ways from the day you were created till wickedness was found in you. Through your widespread trade you were filled with violence, and you sinned. So I drove you in disgrace from the mount of God, and I expelled you, guardian cherub, from among the fiery stones. Your heart became proud on account of your beauty, and you corrupted your wisdom because of your splendor. So I threw you to the earth; I made a spectacle of you before kings. By your many sins and dishonest trade you have desecrated your sanctuaries. So I made a fire come out from you, and it consumed you, and I reduced you to ashes on the ground in the sight of all who were watching. All the nations who knew you are appalled at you; you have come to a horrible end and will be no more.” 

Satan had everything going for him. But he began to think that he was greater than he was. He believed he could do it all by himself. As a result of his foolish thinking, he was cast into the ground and made into the worst of everything. He became evil in every sense of the word. All because he because prideful and thought he didn't need God or anyone else. For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself. Galatians 6:3

But here we are in today’s world and we are making the same mistakes. Maybe not on quite a grand scale but we are being prideful nonetheless. I remember my father always telling me the story of the man nailing shingles onto his roof when he suddenly slipped and started falling down the roof. As he was falling he prayed to God saying, “Please Lord, if only you’ll stretch forth your hand and save me I will be a better Christian. I will stop smoking and cheating on my wife. I will go to church each week, just please save me.” At the very last second before falling off the roof, his pant leg caught on a nail stopping him. He then stood up and looking toward the sky said, “Never mind God, this nail saved me.”

How many of us in our own lives are lacking at asking the Lord for help with the things we need? Are we really foolish enough to think that we don’t need His help? We truly are fools if we do. I’m sure each and every one of you have found, just as I have, that when we stop trusting in the Lord and asking for His help, we suddenly find our lives spinning out of control. It is during the times when we think we don’t need the Lord, that He takes away the blessings and shows us how much we really DO need Him.

Remember, everything that you have in this world camd from God. You haven’t earned anything in your life without God’s helping hand. Without the Lord, we are nothing! Lower than dirt of the Earth. He is Supreme in all. Don’t get proud in your own lives. Acknowledge the Lord for EVERYTHING you receive. He has given us everything we need for our lives to make us happy, and to prosper, and return to Him. And the ONLY thing He asks of us in return is to remember Him and give Him the praise. How hard of a task is that for us. Work on it this week. Because I know that each of us need to. We are all lacking to some degree in our pride. I was given this idea when I was a child and I’m challenging each of you to do this in your own lives. Each and every day set aside a little bit of time for a “Gratitude Prayer”. This is one prayer where you don’t ask God for one thing. All you do in this prayer is thank Him for all He has given you. Give Him the praise and glory for all that He is and all that He does for you! May God continue to bless you all in your lives and all praise we give to Him, for He is supreme, grand, and all wonderful!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Will you be my Valentine?

Hey dolls!

So, coming up on Monday is Valentines day, originally know as Saint Valentines Day. The day is named after one or more early Christian martyrs named Valentine and was established in the year 500AD! So you can see, this is something that has been going on for years and years.
Some people look at Valentines day and think it is stupid and a day of wasting money, I can see where they are coming from, if you love some one you should tell them daily and not just wait for the one day of the year where people make money out of it. Declare your love often! Some people look at it and think it is beautiful which I also agree with. Who wouldn't want flowers delivered to their office? Or a card sent to their home? Statistics show most engagements occur on this day, which I completely understand. It is a day of love, why not show your feelings and affections more?

I am all up for swapping teddy bears and chocolate or a romantic trip to Paris. I do love love! I love the idea of Love. I miss the feeling of love. I am a hopeless romantic :)

I am currently single, so on Valentines day I am going to dinner with 4 of my girls. We are all single and have all had boy troubles so thought it would be the perfect thing to do. If I don't have a man to show my affections to, I will give it to my friends more :)

If anyone feels they want to send me something, let me know, I will give you my address! ;-)

So, this was just a quick blog to say Happy Valentines Day. If you are in a relationship and in love, express it and show it more than usual. If you are not in a relationship but still like some one, tell them. When better to show your true emotions and feelings than on Valentines Day!!

Lotsa love Dolls...

Love Little Miss V..xx