Showing posts with label freedom. Show all posts
Showing posts with label freedom. Show all posts

Friday, 24 June 2016


Dawns crack is about as wide as a wide thing can be, much solar stuff, remnants of skywater and not a lot of atmospheric movement at the castle this independent morn. 
It seems that Blighty is on the road to freedom, the great British (just over half anyway) public has expressed its hatred of the EUnuchs in Brussels and decided to go our own way.
Damn Cam has decided to throw his toys out of his Rolls Royce pram and bugger orf in October reinforcing the idea that he is a gutless Twat who hasn’t got the gonads to take it on the chin and soldier on.
Meanwhile alien reptile in disguise and chancer at the exchequer George I fucked up completely Osborn has it seems jumped into his space ship and gorn home to planet screw you I’m alright.
It may take years to sort out but it will be worth it, ignore the financial markets, the knobs that “run” them are only in it for the money not to help the people.
Now that most of us have told the Tories that we do not trust them and the Prime Monster is deserting I think it may well be time for a general election, and if as many people vote in that who voted in the referendum we may well get the government we deserve not the one we got for 30% of the electorate.
Just to kick things orf I am going to start a collection to pay for bricks to close orf the Chunnel.
And today’s thought: 

Monday, 5 December 2011

I’ve had enough: Clegg’s mates: Yea or Nay: Tough Mudders: Home alone: Keeping it in the family: and that’s as Ferrari as you go.

Cold, crusty and confused at the Castle this morn, just got back from the stale bread gruel and pussy food run, despite all their claims about “price drops” my bill keeps going up for the same things and his Maj is finally mastering the cat flap-sort of as long as I hold it open when he comes in or goes out. 

Momentous day this 5th of December; I have decided to give up the “work” thing and join the ranks of benefit scroungers, as part of the “private sector” I have realised that demand has fallen to such an extent that it is no longer viable to carry on struggling to earn a “living” because the Piss Poor Policies Millionaires Club Coalition doesn’t give a Meerkat’s moolies about one man bands, all they seem to be interested in is Europe.

As long as I don't eat, turn the heating on buy anything or go anywhere I reckon I can manage...

So the good news is that I will be able to blog a bit more and visit my fave sites, and even leave the odd comment.

Has appointed a key position in the Deputy Prime Minister’s office to Neil Sherlock, a senior executive at KPMG, the accountancy partnership, and will become Mr Clegg’s “director of government relations” in the New Year.
Last year, it was disclosed that he was among a number of businessmen who had paid money directly into Mr Clegg’s bank account to help fund the Liberal Democrat MP’s private office before he was in government.
Mr Sherlock has also donated money to the Lib Dems and last year his wife, Kathryn Parminter, the former head of the Campaign to Protect Rural England, was elevated to the House of Lords by Mr Clegg’s party.
The recruitment of Mr Sherlock, who is expected to be paid more than £100,000, comes amid a drive by Mr Clegg to beef up his private office and appoint more advisers across Whitehall.

I see that the old boys’ club is still functioning well.

The deputy Prime Monster and the Irritable Bowel Twins are at odds over the requirements for a referendum on the EU, appearing on the Andrew Marr programme Mr Clegg said he didn't believe there needed to be a UK referendum over moves to closer fiscal union on the continent.
"It will only take place if there is an additional surrender of sovereignty from us to Europe," he said.
At almost exactly the same time, welfare secretary Mr Duncan Smith was outlining an entirely different test to Sky News, saying "substantial changes that affect Britain" would trigger a referendum.
"If there is major treaty change we have to have a referendum," he said.

No wonder they don’t have a bleedin clue.

The Tough Mudder Florida was held on Dec. 3 and 4 with events challenging participants' strength, stamina and mental grit.
Tough Mudder races were developed by British Special Forces to challenge athletes with natural and man-made obstacles. Participants can compete individually or as part of a team on a roughly 12-mile course, which is expected to take the toughest participants 2 1/2 hours to complete.
The event raises money for the Wounded Warrior Project, which supports the needs of severely injured service men and women. Tough Mudder participants raised $650,000 last year for the organization.
Runners pay anywhere from $80 to $150 to participate, depending on when they signed up. Spectators are also welcome to attend; tickets are $20 in advance or $40 at the event.

 Glad I missed that...

The Sinclair family lost everything when a raging fire tore through their home on September 15, 2010.
Not only was the house completely destroyed, they also lost all their photos, sporting memorabilia, clothes and even their pet dog and its three newborn puppies.
They have been living in a "half house" on a nearby block since the fire.
The rebuild was going at a snail's pace but the entire frame had finally been erected and the outside cladding was waiting to be installed.
"The windows were in the frames and everything was ready for the cladding," Mrs Sinclair said.
"But someone has dismantled and stolen the whole bloody thing."
The isolated location of the house contributed to the level of damage caused in last year's fire.
It also meant whoever stole the Sinclair’s' house had plenty of time and space.

 Sometimes it just isn’t worth getting out of bed......

Titus Ncube decided to employ a sex worker as he was having marital difficulties, but collapsed in shock when his daughter, 20, turned up.
She fled after Ncube collapsed, and is reportedly no longer working in the sex industry but planning to go back to school.
On hearing the news, Ncube's wife said: “If it were not for my children, I could have divorced him a long time ago,”
According to the Zimbabwe News Ncube said “I am sorry for what I did,” he said. “I spoke to my wife and my daughter… I apologised for my actions because I just wanted my family back."


And finally: 

A fleet of high-performance cars, including eight Ferraris, has been involved in one of the most expensive accidents in history after an astonishing multi-car pile-up in Japan.
Police said three Mercedes Benz cars and a Lamborghini Diablo were also involved in the massive crash at the weekend on the Chugoku Expressway, in the country’s south-west.
Witnesses reported hearing a “tremendous noise” just a few moments before the accident on the Yamaguchi prefecture highway amid terrible driving conditions.
While the majority of the 14 vehicles – which also included a Japanese supercar Nissan GT-R Skyline and a Toyota Prius – were travelling along the Osaka Prefecture-bound bended lane at least one Mercedes CL600 was driving in the opposite direction.
The total damage bill is expected to hit several million pounds. A new Ferrari 355 retails for several hundred thousand pounds.

The other Ferrari models understood to have been involved in the pile-up include a F512, F355, F430 and a F360.

It is thought the crash occurred when the lead driver hit a central barrier after losing control of their Ferrari while trying to overtake in wet conditions.

Cheap Ferrari anyone?

And today’s thought:


Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Aid the world: Freedom!-sort of: Hide and seek in Hubei: Cheeky Tat: Dwarf Star-Bucks: and Illegal Bologna.

Darkish, coldish and dryish at the Castle this morn, I have cleared the kitchen of mistreated computers and am going to take a few days off.

The garden still needs fettling and the water carrier has resigned.

Apparently it is now called “International Development” and costs us £8 billion a year which will rise to £11 billion fairly soon. 

So how big is the deficit now?

1 Put a plaster on a child’s cut
2 Develop a community organisation or social enterprise using easily available guidance without needing a health and safety adviser
3 Operate a safe working environment without requiring annual PAT tests
4 Put up hanging baskets
5 Hold a pancake race
6 Develop exciting and challenging playgrounds
7 Use bunting or flags at events
8 Support a voluntary organisation that works with children and vulnerable adults without a CRB check unless you have “frequent and intensive” contact with them
9 Clear snow from the footpath
10 Offer to become a trustee of a local charity
11 Hold local fundraising events for good causes
12 Support your community and gain skills if you are on benefits
13 Help with teaching reading at school
14 Help at school sports day
15 Play conkers without wearing goggles
16 Wear goggles in swimming lessons
17 Take photographs of your children at a school play
18 Use your business skills to support a local organisation
19 Organise a village fete
20 Offer meeting space in your offices to a local community group

 How exciting…..

This little lad had to be rescued by firefighters after getting stuck in an 15inch gap between two walls.

He was trapped for three hours after a game of hide and seek with friends went wrong in central China's Hubei Province.

Ah the joys of childhood.

A patient is refusing to leave hospital in China after claiming medical staff tattooed his backside during surgery.
Sheng Xianhui, 34, of Kunming, southwest China's Yunnan Province, claims two Chinese characters were tattooed on his right buttock.
He claims the tattoo - which translates as 'Stone Disease' - was given to him by staff at Yunnan Stone Disease Hospital after he had gall stones removed.
The hospital has now called police to try to evict Sheng - but he has welcomed the police involvement and asked them to investigate.
"I'm not leaving," he said. "I'm worried that if I go out for even half an hour, the hospital will claim I had the tattoo done outside.
The hospital denies the mark is a tattoo and says it could have been caused by an allergy to the hospital's bed sheets.

What a bummer…..

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is suing Starbucks for firing a dwarf who asked for a stool to perform her job as a barista at an El Paso shop.
An EEOC statement said the lawsuit was filed Monday in federal court in El Paso. It alleges that Starbucks fired Elsa Sallard after three days of training because it deemed she'd pose a danger to customers and coworkers. The EEOC contends Starbucks' actions violated the Americans With Disabilities Act.
The agency also seeks lost wages and compensatory damages for Sallard and a court order that Starbucks adopt policies to correct and prevent disability discrimination.
Starbucks said in a statement that their policies provide for equal employment opportunities and strictly prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability.

Think their HR dept needs a sort out.

 And finally: 

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Santa Teresa seized 385 pounds of Mexican contraband bologna from behind the seat of a pickup that stopped at the port on Friday.

It's illegal to bring the bologna across the border because it's made of pork and has the potential to introduce foreign animal diseases into the U.S. pork industry.

The 33-year-old Mexican man who was transporting the meat was assessed a $1,000 fine and released.

Usually officers see one or two rolls of bologna -- not 35 as in this case. Officials say it was the largest bologna bust ever recorded at the Santa Teresa crossing.

Piggin bologna.

That’s it: I’m orf to visit Gliese 581d to see if the neighbours are in.

And today’s thought: Money can't buy you happiness, but it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery - Spike Milligan.


Friday, 28 November 2008


I am not going to enter into a diatribe about Damian Green the Shadow Immigration Minister being arrested. The “media” will cover that in depth.

Suffice it to say, personally I think that ALL MPs should be arrested for “doing their job” because the state of the country is criminal.

What I would like to address is the famous “Anti Terrorist Act”, which was used to arrest the said MP. the BBC. Senior Tory angered by his arrest

“But the UK also has the Terrorism Act 2000 and the Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 which are designed to give the police exceptional powers to deal with extraordinary circumstances”

“The Terrorism Act 2000 outlaws (or in legal jargon 'proscribes') groups considered to be terrorist in nature. So far 25 international groups and 14 domestic organisations (all Northern Ireland-based) have been named.

The act gives police wider stop and search powers. Detectives can also detain a suspect for at least 48 hours in contrast to the standard 24. Custody can continue for up to seven days on the authority of a magistrate.

The Act includes three offences:
· Inciting terrorism
· Seeking or providing terrorism training here or abroad
· Providing training/instruction in weapons from firearms to nuclear weapons”

It has also been used to “spy” on ordinary people, by councils, and god knows what else is it being used for.

I am in favour of “Anti Terrorism Laws” we must be vigilant, and “true” terrorists must be “bought to book”, but isn’t it getting just a little out of hand?

Aren’t we all at risk, if we accidentally write the wrong word in an email, or say the wrong thing in the company of certain people?

How far do the Governments powers go? What is the “wrong thing to write or say”?

Our rights are being eroded, bit-by-bit, our freedom of speech is being attacked, especially bloggers.

The country is under a blanket of surveillance, they say that on average we are “caught” on camera 300 times each day.

Has 1984 finally come?