Showing posts with label bollocks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label bollocks. Show all posts

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Robbie’s Law: Even more cuts: Python cook in: Hanging out in Munich: and Conceptual juggling.


Still chucking it dahn at the Castle this morn, the liquid metal in the gauge has gorn orf to find somewhere warmer, his Maj is really, really fed up and is gazing out of the window in the vain hope that the big yellow warm thing will appear, the butler is stuffing fat, carbon neutral teenagers into the furnace and my feet have gorn blue. 

Some serious stuff to start with:




Will and his family have been fighting for over TWO DECADES to get the lying, self protecting doctors, coppers, and all and sundry involved to tell the truth.

Have a read of the circumstances leading to Robbie’s death HERE, and then sign the petition HERE.

Will Powell and his family deserve justice; as do all relatives of those killed by the inbred, arrogant, dick-wad minority of “Medics” who manage to end the lives of patients by either the wrong actions or lack of proper treatment.


100,000 signatures are required, it will take maybe five minutes to sign and then confirm the email, isn’t it worth five minutes to bring a bit of closure to tens of thousands of families still mourning lost relatives years after their deaths?

So go on, instead watching the “News” click on this Link and then forward it to your contacts, Tweet it, Facebook it, blog about it, send it to as many people as possible so that we can finally have an end to patients and relatives being treated like mushrooms...

  





Allegedly The Prime Monster will use a speech in south-east England tomorrow to outline future radical changes which are aimed at saving an extra £10 billion by 2016 on top of existing plans.

Ministers expect this “next wave” of benefit cuts to include the axing of all housing benefit currently paid to around 380,000 people aged under 25. Such a move would force many to move back in with their parents rather than living independently.

Another controversial reform which could come in further down the line is setting benefit payments regionally – which would mean less money going to claimants who live in less-expensive parts of the country.

Dave’s speech will be the latest example of senior Conservatives pursuing a deliberately Tory agenda, following recent interventions from leading ministers on Europe, immigration, the replacement for Britain’s future Trident nuclear deterrent and moves to deal with “problem families”.

The aim is to boost Tory morale – and to achieve an opinion poll boost – by pursuing a “differentiation” strategy which risks alienating the Lib Dems. Since the Budget which sparked several embarrassing U-turns, Labour has opened up a big lead over the Conservatives in the polls.



I say “allegedly” because we all know how often U-Turn Cam has the habit of disappearing up his own rear exit....






Dahn in Sarf Florida Python, wild boar, and lion fish are usually a bit of a problem, but a solution has been found-they are going on the menu.

Todd Erickson, executive chef of Haven Gastro-Lounge; Bradley Herron, chef de cuisine of Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink, and Timon Balloo, executive chef of Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill will compete for the title of “Best Invasivore Chef.”

The cooking fest will begin at 8 p.m. Saturday at Villa 221, at 221 NE 17th St., Miami. “I think this will be fun and I’m very excited to see what Timon and Bradley do,” Erickson said. “Some good food is going to come out of it.”




I do like a bit of bacon, not too sure about Python or Lionfish...




More than 1,700 men and women have stripped naked in a German square in the latest art installation by photographer Spencer Tunick.
The volunteers, painted red and gold, were arranged in lines by the American in an interpretation of scenes from Richard Wagner’s opera Der Ring des Nibelungen.
The installation, in Munich’s Max-Joseph Platz, was created to mark the opening of the 2012 Munich summer opera season.
The Bavarian State Opera, which commissioned the work, said: "Tunick's installations encompass dozens, hundreds or thousands of volunteers; and his photographs are record of these events
According to Tunick "When you see 300 people naked in Grand Central Station, or a river of flesh flowing through the beauty aisles of Selfridges department store, it makes you think about all sorts of social and political issues."



Maybe for half the population....maybe



And finally:



A bit of relaxation in the form of “conceptual Juggling”







And today’s thought:
Anyone seen my bollocks Olympics




And don’t forget to sign the Robbie’s Law petition.



Angus

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Risky Elfandsafety: Hard time: say What?: Crash test dummy: and Baa-limey! a £1.4 million sheep.


‘tis sunny, warmish and calm again at the Castle this morn, the replacement parts for the suicidal computers should arrive this day, all I have to do is summon up the courage to enter the study again.

The Virginia Creeper is in full flow, as are the wall boxes and the pots and the Honda has been cleaned and polished, glad I didn’t retire-what would I do?




Police refused to raid a travellers’ camp where suspected thieves were hiding because the officers were worried about breaking health and safety rules.
They declined to enter the camp and seize the van, insisting that they first had to carry out a “risk assessment”.
Northamptonshire Police yesterday admitted that no arrests had been made and that the vehicle and stolen property had not yet been seized following the alleged burglary on Sunday.
Allegedly detectives are investigating the matter and have now taken a full statement from the victim. A complaint has been made by the victim about the decision not to recover the vehicle and this also is being investigated.

“We are reviewing whether the decision made was proportionate to the information we had been given.”


Bollocks.....




An addendum to yesterday’s item: inmates are threatening legal action because they only get one Sky Sports channel in their cells.
The luvvies have complained that not having other channels breaches their human rights.
One of the matches they missed out on was Manchester City’s victory over Everton on Sky Sports 2.
David Davies, MP for Monmouth, said: “What next? A box at the Millennium Stadium? I haven’t got Sky TV.”
Bosses at Parc jail in Bridgend, said Sky TV was a “privilege” for good behaviour.


More bollocks...



Click on the link above for the full list of “interesting” answers.


A small selection:

H2O is hot water and CO2 is cold water.

A magnet is something you find crawling all over a dead cat.


Three kinds of blood vessels are arteries, veins and caterpillars.


The total is when you add up all the numbers and the remainder is an animal that pulls Santa on his sleigh.


A line is a length of breath.

A centimetre is an insect with a hundred legs.

Symmetry is a place where you bury dead people.

If it is less than 90 degrees it is a cute angle.


And my favourite: The Prime Minister has the power of disillusion.


Seems to be a bollocks day.....




A 77-year-old motorist wrote off five brand new cars in a showroom while she was trying to take one out for a test drive.
Marlies Schiller shot backwards and forwards across the Volkswagen garage in Apolda, Germany, ploughing through everything in her path.
Her £150,000 destruction derby only came to halt when she smashed through a display window and hit a parked car outside, say police.
"The coffee machine seems to be the only thing she missed," said a police spokesman.


Hope they carried out a risk assessment....


And finally:



This year's prize bauble in China is a £1.4 million sheep bred in the ancient Silk Road city of Kashgar.
Only 1,000 Dolan sheep exist in the world, according to breeders, and their extraordinary features have made them the latest collectors' item for ultra-rich Chinese.
"Big bosses come here in their luxury cars and load the sheep into the back seat," said Liu Fenghua, a 48-year-old sheep breeder in the city of Aksu, in the far western region of Xinjiang.
"Usually the bosses are Uighur Muslims who have made their money in the sheep industry and want a prize sheep for a pet," he added.


No wonder mutton is so bloody expensive.



And today’s thought: LOL or . . . I don't want to talk anymore.

 Angus

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Up prince Charles: The Tax man cometh-again: Stork staring: Dogs’ dinner cancelled: Ruble rumble: DVLA takes the plate: and the Chihuahua Sheepdog.

Good old Brit weather has returned at the Castle this morn, sunny, calm, warmish and dry, the Spanish hot, wet, rumbling and flashing stuff has buggered orf and I may be able to do some fettling in the garden later.

The study is overflowing with broken HPs, Acers, Dells and the occasional Mac that need a good seeing to so I have the choice-do I spend the day up the spiral staircase battling with Microsoft or do I spend the day in the garden-decisions, decisions....

 There is a bit of a theme word in today’s post, see if you can guess what it is.

 I see that the cost of keeping the never to be king Charlie has gorn up from £1.66m to £1.96m over the last twelve months.
This included a 40 per cent rise in Government grants to run Charles and Camilla's London residence and to fund the couple's overseas travels.
As well as receiving increased state support, Charles also saw his private income from the 133,700-acre Duchy of Cornwall – given to him as heir to the throne and which also includes a lucrative investment portfolio – rise by 4 per cent to nearly £17.8m. 

Must be the price of hay for the horse faced old mare he keeps.





More than one million people will face demands to pay hundreds of pounds in unpaid tax.
Many of those affected have recently retired and started drawing a pension for the first time. They may have to repay more than £1,000.
Another 3.5million could get rebates from HM Revenue and Customs because of the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) system.
The repayments are the result of an annual examination of PAYE records, which has disclosed that almost five million people paid the wrong amount of tax in 2010-11.  

Bet they don’t go on strike tomorrow...





Troops ordered to scare away storks from an airport have been banned from using their guns and told to stare at the birds instead.
Soldiers were brought in over fears the colony of 25 storks would disrupt the Airpower 2011 air show in Zeltweg, Austria, this weekend.
Organisers had tried to lure them away with bait, by creating better feeding grounds further away and even putting up plastic storks to make it seem more attractive elsewhere - but without success.
Experts, who fear a stork could bring down a plane if it was sucked into an engine, confirmed that soldiers had been told not to shoot the birds but to stare at them instead. 

Scary bollocks.



A South Korean dog meat festival has been cancelled following growls of protest from animal rights activists, one of the would-be organisers said Tuesday.
The Korea Dog Farmers' Association had scheduled for Friday a festival aimed at promoting traditional dog meat consumption, said Ann Yong-Geun, an adviser to the association.
"We couldn't possibly go on with the plan due to endless phone calls of complaint... now there are few willing to rent us a place for the event," Ann, a professor of nutrition at Chung Cheong University, told AFP.
The association had said the festival, to be held in a traditional open-air market in the city of Seongnam just south of Seoul, would showcase various canine delicacies including barbecued dog, sausages and steamed paws.
The event at the market, well known for selling dogs for meat, would also have featured products such as cosmetics and spirits with canine ingredients. 

Not the Dog’s bollocks then.....





A Russian civil servant was caught trying to eat a 35,000 Ruble bribe to stop it being seized as evidence.
Anton Gritsay, 38, head of the Emergencies Ministry in Zelenograd, was tipped off that he was about to be arrested and locked himself into a toilet.
Police burst in and arrested him, but not before he had swallowed the money, the equivalent of about £800.
But he failed to escape justice after determined anti-corruption officers took him to the local hospital.
Once there, surgeons recovered seven of the notes from his stomach that were enough to see him taken to court.
Gritsay has pleaded guilty to accepting a bribe and was released on bail, and has been fired from his job. 

He bollixed that up-should have flushed it.





A driver bought the car registration plate “BO11 LUX” from the DVLA – but they have now ordered him to remove it.
Alan Clarke, 49, paid £399 for the plate via the Government agency’s website and put it on his Range Rover. But six weeks later he got a letter from the DVLA demanding its removal – as it was “causing offence”.
The company director has been told he could face a fine of up to £1,000. But Alan, from Chesterfield, said: “I’m not backing down. It’s my plate and I’m not taking it off. They said it was causing offence and I had to remove it, and they are threatening to criminalise me.
The DVLA said: “We try to identify combinations that may cause offence. When potentially offensive plates slip through the net, steps are taken to withdraw the registration number.
“This plate has been withdrawn; therefore it is an offence for the driver to still display it. He would receive a refund.”


I hope they don’t see my plate.

 And finally:


Rescue dog Nancy's potential for herding flocks was discovered after she was adopted by a sheep dog trainer.
Ali Taylor, who trains rescued border collies, said the tiny dog picked up herding straight away.
"I started in a very controlled environment but it quickly became evident that Nancy has natural ability and loves herding sheep," she said.  

Load of old flocking bollocks...


 And today’s thought: Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.

  Angus 

Sunday, 19 July 2009

Sunday Section

Woke up with the hump today, I don’t know why, it may have something to do with the cat sitting on my chest at 3.30 this am and screaming in my face because her “dirt tray” needed emptying.

Something slightly different as well with this mornings post:





It seems our latest export to Brazil is “toxic waste”: syringes, condoms and bags of blood.

Roberto Messias, president of the Brazilian environment agency, Ibama, declared that Brazil was "not a big rubbish dump of the world".

The agency also said the arrival of the toxic cargo had violated the Basel Convention on the movement of hazardous waste, of which both the UK and Brazil are signatories, which came into force in 1992.

Ingrid Oberg, regional chief of Ibama, later told the BBC the cargo mainly consisted of domestic waste.

"It's a lot of food containers and cleaning product containers. We found old clothes, shoes, papers, a lot of old newspapers.

"In some of the containers recently found there were also some technological products, like DVDs, pieces of computers, plastic stuff. But mainly it's domestic garbage."

The waste will be returned, but it may take a “few weeks”.


Nice.





The latest “brainwave” from the knobs at The Social Market Foundation (It champions policy ideas which marry markets with social justice) have decided that we should pay to see a doctor.

And said “forcing people to pay a fee for an appointment could help the NHS cope in the tight financial times ahead.”

Sorry, but absolute bollocks, it would deter the low paid from seeking medical attention, and could spread diseases such as TB and STDs.

If they want to save money in the NHS, then get rid of a couple of layers of management, put a cap on CEOs salaries, and do away with the £350 million being spent on management consultants.

But both the government and doctors said they were against such a move.

Yes.



A bit of old news, but there was an interesting quote on radio four yesterday, “he lived at a time when duty was a part of life” a sad reflection on the world today.

R.I.P





Jack straw the “Minister for Justice” has 3,680 people in his department, the strange thing is that 970 of them are in HR (which used to be called personnel in the good old days) a similar-sized private company would employ around 40.

The Justice Ministry is not the only offender. Four hundred of the Department for Work and Pensions's 5,650 staff work in HR. A similar-sized private company would employ around 60.


Way to go Gord.





Everyone seems to be “talking” about Carbon footprints at the moment, and it seems that the Middle Class neighbourhood are the worst offenders.

“People in wealthy areas eat more exotic and environmentally unfriendly food, such as prawns flown from Malaysia, green beans from Kenya and organic pears from New Zealand.

They fly more often and take foreign holidays in more distant locations, drive more "gas guzzling" 4x4s, and live in bigger houses which cost more to heat and light.

The most polluting area in Britain around Rickmansworth in Hertfordshire produced more than 36 tonnes on average. Other affluent areas that performed badly such as Woldingham, Surrey, Shiplake, Oxon, and Gerrards Cross in Buckinghamshire were also in the heart of the commuter belt.

The average household in Britain produces around 28 tonnes of carbon per year.”

“In contrast the most "green" areas of Britain were in built-up inner city areas or where people cannot afford to consume so much, take less holidays and use public transport.

In Stockton-on-Tees near Middlesbrough the average household only produces 14 tonnes per household while parts of St Pancras, in London, and areas of Birmingham and Portsmouth were also less than half the national average.”


No surprises there then.



And finally:

With Porkie Flu high on everyone’s agenda (apart from mine), the rarely photographed piglet squid was captured on film at a rescue aquarium.

Its tentacles and skin patterns have formed an adorable shape of a small smiling face with what looks like curly locks on his head.

The piglet squid (Helicocranchia pfefferi), named because of its rotund shape, is normally found in the darkness more than 320 feet (100m) below the surface of the ocean.

Measuring just 3.9cm (10cm) in length, this squid species has light producing organs to help it navigate the depths.

So at least there is something of the porkus, porcine or sus, suis variety that can make us smile.


Angus

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Angus Dei-NHS-THE OTHER SIDE

Thursday, 27 November 2008

INTELLIGENCE WHAT INTELLIGENCE?

The Uber terrorist




Home office officials are forging ahead with the ├╝berdatabase, although legislation won’t be put to Parliament until 2010.

From the Register-Home Office team continue work on net snooping masterplan

The government maintains that no decisions have been taken over IMP

“In fact, the IMP team has been expanded and stepped up its contact with communications providers in the last few months, according to sources familiar with its operations. Some £1bn has was allocated for early procurement and development in 2007”


Even geoff Hoon the rick parfitt lookalike and Transport Minister has got involved. Saying on BBCs Question Time “as the panel discussed the forthcoming Communication Data Bill and the Interception Modernisation Programme, an intelligence services-led project to collect details of every call, text, email web chat and web browsing session.” That the database would “stop terrorists killing people in our society quite a long way, actually”

He also said after Jacqui Smith's call for "a well-informed debate”. "The biggest civil liberty of all is not to be killed by a terrorist,"

Which is why he is Transport Minister and not the Home Office Minister.

Because the Biggest Civil Liberty of all is not to have some wan, bespectacled, spotty nerd sitting in Cheltenham listening in to our phone calls and reading our emails.

This is obviously an MI5 and GCHQ led initiative, and for all we know they are doing it now, because the Security Services are a law unto themselves, and although they have web sites most of us don’t have a clue what they are up to, the BBCs “Spooks” is not a definitive documentary, if it were it would never have been allowed to be broadcast.

So, if “they” are reading this I have a few words for them.

Atom Bomb, al-Qaeda, Plutonium, explosive device, nuclear, terrorist, chemical, biological and finally bollocks.





Angus