Saturday, 13 August 2011

Our father, Who art.......Revisited......

The Elite's Prayer

Our father,
Who art in the Lords,
Though even his partners knows not his true estate.

Thy troughing done, you'll read about it in the Sun, the Telegraph much as it is in Guido Fawkes Blog.

Give us this day our Parliamentary Expenses & forgive us for being true evildoers,
As we silenced those who have evidence against us.

Lead us not into the Court of Human Rights nor into the International Criminal Court, though we own them both,
But deliver us unto our Peerages.

For thine is the Ermine, the Titles and Tax Avoidance, for forever and ever...
All is ours!!!

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Friday, 12 August 2011

This has to get my comment of the week award….

This has to get my comment of the week award….

Taken from Craig Murray’s website..

Mark Golding

A cursory look at the ‘mode deportment’ of current PUBLIC FACES of BRITAIN which I have named ‘privileged commandeering’ rather than ‘spontaneous looting’ – with thanks to Mary.
    “There’s Michael Gove, whose wet-lipped rage was palpable on Newsnight last night. This is the Michael Gove who confused one of his houses with another of his houses in order to avail himself of £7,000 of the taxpayers’ money to which he was not entitled (or £13,000, depending on which house you think was which).
    Or Hazel Blears, who was interviewed in full bristling peahen mode for almost all of last night. She once forgot which house she lived in, and benefited to the tune of £18,000. At the time she said it would take her reputation years to recover. Unfortunately not.
    But, of course, this is different. This is just understandable confusion over the rules of how many houses you are meant to have as an MP. This doesn’t show the naked greed of people stealing plasma tellies.
    Unless you’re Gerald Kaufman, who broke parliamentary rules to get £8,000 worth of 40-inch, flat screen, Bang and Olufsen TV out of the taxpayer.
    Or Ed Vaizey, who got £2,000 in antique furniture ‘delivered to the wrong address’. Which is fortunate, because had that been the address they were intended for, that would have been fraud.
    Or Jeremy Hunt, who broke the rules to the tune of almost £20,000 on one property and £2,000 on another. But it’s all right, because he agreed to pay half of the money back. Not the full amount, it would be absurd to expect him to pay back the entire sum that he took and to which he was not entitled. No, we’ll settle for half. And, as in any other field, what might have been considered embezzlement of £22,000 is overlooked. We know, after all, that David Cameron likes to give people second chances.
    Fortunately, we have the Met Police to look after us. We’ll ignore the fact that two of its senior officers have had to resign in the last six weeks amid suspicions of widespread corruption within the force.
    We’ll ignore Andy Hayman, who went for champagne dinners with those he was meant to be investigating, and then joined the company on leaving the Met.
    I say this in mitigation m’Lord – I admit to have been influenced by my superiors.

So when our leaders ask for suitable role models for our young people to look up to and emulate….the best they can offer are these, as setting an example on how to do it within the rules.

Didn't take long to go from 'Hug a Hoodie' to 'Hunt a Hoodie' did it?

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Monday, 4 April 2011

So the Great Purging of the Poor and Sick begins...

So the Great Purging of the Poor and Sick begins...

Recently I heard that one of my childhood friends has lost his wife to suicide. Both had been hardworking contributors to society, working through all the recent recessions, struggling hard to keep their home together. She had been his rock, his motivation when life got tough.

This recession however proved too great a burden for them to bear.

She had been made redundant and was attending one of these new 'work for your benefit schemes' or as I look upon it 'indentured slavery schemes' and was finding it hard to cope with the amount of money coming in to the amount going out.

The final straw was when her partner, my friend, lost his job; she then took an overdose of beta-blockers, a large amount of alcohol and went to bed.

They switched off her life support later the next day.

My friend has lost his rock, the person who made his life complete.

I wonder if he will get one of these letters this week to assess if he is fit enough to go back to his none-existent job.

So there you have it, an everyday tale of the expendable paying the price of bailing out corrupt banks that are 'too big to fail' unlike my friend and his late wife, who are too small to matter.

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Sunday, 13 February 2011

Catching up on World News and Twitter and Facebook

Catching up on all the events on Russia Today, Twitter and Facebook!
Russia Today is a great news station with a very interesting report on Julian Assange and Sweden's close relationship with the USA and followed by a documentary on Pablo Escobar.

Do keep up BBC!......
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Friday, 5 November 2010

Retro-Mobile Computing

Well after a break of several months from blogging, I have finally started to write again, this being because I have finally replaced my Psion PDA, with a replacement bought from EBay.
Psion Sries 5mx notebookImage via Wikipedia

For those of you unfamiliar with these long discontinued little handheld PC is which once put the wind up the likes of Microsoft, they may seem a little dated. No Wi-Fi, no USB, difficult to connect to the Internet and very slow when you do, what could it possibly do that could be useful.
Yes, by today's tech standards the Psion 5MX is very underpowered, no colour screen and connectivity limited to either serial cable or infrared. There is no hard drive and just a 16 megabyte built in memory.
However, what it loses when being compared to modern UMPC formats it gains in other areas.
Physically is small enough to fit in a large pocket or handbag, and has one of the best keyboards and word processing applications on any portable computer. So writing articles such as this can be achieved almost anywhere.
The next is a fantastic battery life, up to 60 hours of portable computing on a set of AA batteries. This works out as month of usage for me, without using the mains power adapter, which if you do, extends the battery life for months. By using such a common battery size, looking around for a suit able charging point is not a problem, just buy your batteries, open the compartment, take out your old batteries, put in the new ones and away you go. The data is safe as there is another battery, which protects your memory.
Another way of making sure that you data are safe is by the use of Compact flash cards. The MX can only use Type 1 and only under a Gigabyte but this is more than adequate as Psion files tend to be small.
Using CF also helps overcome some of the difficulties with connectivity.
I take out the CF Card from the Psion, plug it into my card reader, and back up my files to the PC.
I can also either access my files via a Psion emulator, which gives me a functional Psion running on my PC, or I can use the Psion conversion software to change the Psion files into Microsoft compatible formats to use on the PC. This I usually do once I am at the completion stage and no longer need to carry the document around with me.
The other major feature for me is the Agenda function, which is one of the best diary applications on a computer I have used.
You are able to write notes on the screen via the pen mouse, type, embed and schedule projects complete with word processing documents, spreadsheets for future work, which is great if you are working to a deadline.
Therefore, while awaiting my PC to defragment my hard drives I have been able to type up this short post.

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Thursday, 4 November 2010

Being a part of this 'caring class' is a form of self-flattery. ....

Whilst Reading James Delingpole's blog article "Only the Tea Party can save us now" in the Telegraph I was struck by this contributor's comment.

This is one of the best observations of the "Left" mind set and of the workings of the human mind. How we still defend the choices we make, be it our life partner who abuses us, the career path we took or the political ideology we aligned to, believing that it reflected our core values of equal chances for all, and the humanitarian impulses that we operate on can be used and misused.


(Spot on, James)

Britain is now in thrall to an idea that many of us thought would be remain buried under the rubble of the Berlin Wall. Instead, since the end of the Cold War, it has gone from strength to strength and now represents political orthodoxy in this country.

In essence, this idea is that it is the duty of the government to provide for its people and remove any source of dissatisfaction from their lives. The central cause of this dissatisfaction is identified as the inequality between individuals, be it in wealth, happiness, respect or self-esteem. This inequality is believed to result from allowing people to decide things for themselves, which leads them to make unwise decisions or give in to greed and prejudice. By allowing a powerful government to act as saviour and redeemer of the people, we can create a better world.

That’s the theory anyway, and on the surface it sounds perfectly benevolent. It entails sympathy for the disadvantaged, and selflessness at being willing to give up what you have for their benefit. It's what lies at the heart of the Left's popularity. Most people want to be 'good' and the ethos of the Left most conspicuously champions the virtues of compassion and altruism.

However, I don't believe for a minute that all socialists are big-hearted dreamers. I think there are less glorious motives at work, which hide behind socialism's public image of love and generosity. I believe that the flip-side of concern for the have-nots is a hatred of the haves. I believe that the Left’s love of the little guy is often a convenient consequence of their resentment of those who are at an advantage to themselves.

You don’t have to be particularly weak to bear a grudge against the strong. A scion of privilege may feel as oppressed and frustrated as a pauper does. Both may consider it his right to have more wealth, power and respect than he currently possesses. Both may dream about usurping those above him. Others have more modest ambitions. They may not want to smash the system; they may only want to feel superior to the people around them. Whatever their precise intentions, the Left provides the answer.

Most people on the Left are united in a hatred of ‘the establishment’ and the people who control it. They imagine that its values and institutions are arbitrary things that exist only to hold them down. I suspect this is a hangover from adolescence, when they dreamed of a life free from responsibility, consequence and criticism, but where their every whim is satisfied. It’s why they oppose anything that whiffs of establishment values: the free market, moral codes, the traditional family and so on. Not only do these things place a burden of responsibility on individuals and threaten their egos, they are favoured by the people they resent. They imagine that the socialist state will make everything right: it will pick them as winners, it will punish their enemies, it will shield them from responsibility and it will suppress the competing interests of others.

This is by means the only appeal of the Left. A large all-powerful state requires the existence of an intellectual class, which will design the blueprint for our perfect society and guide the bureaucracies that bring it about. This anointed elite will serve as our surrogate-decision makers, using their wisdom and enlightenment to create a better world. Many on the Left fancy themselves as part of this elite – if not in person then by proxy through their support of its existence and its values.

Being a part of this 'caring class' is a form of self-flattery. It says they are compassionate people in a heartless world, wise people in an ignorant world, and enlightened people in a prejudiced world. It demands that people like them have a greater say in the running of things. It places them at a moral and social advantage to the recipients of their largess (after all, the hand that gives is always above the hand that receives), and undermines the legitimacy of those who currently enjoy the power and respect denied to them.

This is at the heart of the middle-class liberal’s support for the Left. They believe what they do because it makes them someone special. It tells the world that they are more wise, compassionate and sophisticated than the people around them. It makes them feel part of a heroic elite that exists on a higher plane to everyone else. For those seeking a job in government or the public sector, the reason for supporting the big state is more obvious. They want as much power as they can get and believing that individuals are incapable to running their own lives is essential to that ambition. For those further down the social ladder, the attraction is more obvious still. The Left first persuades them they are helpless victims of other people’s actions, then promises to free them from responsibility, bestow gifts and favours on them, and to bring low the people responsible for their plight. What’s not to like?

Whatever the reasoning behind the continued support of the Left, one thing that you cannot escape is the path that it historically takes. It doesn’t matter how generous-spirited it is to say that all people are equal and deserve an equal outcome in life - they’re not, and to pretend otherwise will lead to a conflict that can only be resolved by force. This force takes the form of rigid controls over what people can and can’t do; their ambitions, their achievements, their rewards, the movements, their opinions, even their thoughts.

What happened in Eastern Europe wasn’t evidence of a revolution betrayed; it was the obvious consequence of socialist ideas. The inefficiency, corruption, authoritarianism and inhumanity of those regimes came as a direct result of the same socialist policies that now receive such enthusiastic support from politicians, the chattering classes and anyone stupid or selfish enough to think that they will create a better world. The fact that the Soviet countries imposed them more ruthlessly than our own political leaders doesn’t take away from the fact that we are headed in the same direction. 

Very well written comment....

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Saturday, 28 August 2010

What to do when your readers are not on message?

NatureNews ran this article regarding the cold snap which descended upon South America during July.
"Scientists who have visited the affected rivers say the event is the biggest ecological disaster Bolivia has known, and, as an example of a sudden climatic change wreaking havoc on wildlife, it is unprecedented in recorded history."

(Apart from 1955, when it was colder!!)

"The blame lies, at least indirectly, with a mass of Antarctic air that settled over the Southern Cone of South America for most of July. The prolonged cold snap has also been linked to the deaths of at least 550 penguins along the coasts of Brazil and thousands of cattle in Paraguay and Brazil, as well as hundreds of people in the region."

Like the 'Oh! and some people died' bit tag on.. glad we've got our priorities sort there.
But for me, the best comment was this definitive guide to the Climate Change jargon.
Climate Change Dictionary

The act of banding together a group of like-minded academics with a funding conflict of interest, for the purpose of squeezing out any research voices that threaten the multi-million dollar government grant gravy train.

Betrayal of the scientific method for politics or money or both.

Anyone who suspects the truth.

What has been happening for billions of years, but should now be flogged to produce 'panic for profit.'

Leftist Nutcase Prize, unrelated to "Peace" in any meaningful way.

Unnecessary details. If anyone asks for this, see "DENIER," above.

A person skilled in spouting obscure, scientific-sounding jargon that has the effect of deflecting requests for "DATA" by "DENIERS." Also skilled at affecting an aura of "Smartest Person in the Room" to buffalo gullible legislators and journalists.

The use of invalid scientific evidence resulting in findings of causation which simply cannot be justified or understood from the standpoint of the current state of credible scientific or medical knowledge.
2010-08-27 08:37:43 PM
Posted by: Jack Black

Taken from NatureNews Cold empties Bolivian rivers of fish

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Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Says it all really! RT Iraqi Government @pablothehat Reading - Blair must be arrested - JohnPilger

Says it all really!

1 hr
RT @pablotheha Reading - #Blair must be arrested - #JohnPilger #iraqwar #labour #afghanwar #LibCon twitterfeed

Twitter eh? Just a bit of a lark really...(sarcasm) 

John Pilger's Article

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