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Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Only in the Guardian.

These two paragraphs in the guardian describing, who?

Last year, the British Labour shadow Transportation Secretary even called out XXXXXX for its lack of females, saying that the franchise setting a bad example for girl wannabe train engineers everywhere.

At first blush, XXXXXX and his friends seem rather placid and mild. And there are certainly a lot worse shows in terms of in-your-face violence, sexism, racism and classism. But looks can be deceiving: the constant bent of messages about friendship, work, class, gender and race sends my kid the absolute wrong message.

FFS. Some stupid woman is railing(sic) against the childrens’ programme, “Thomas the Tank Engine”.

I especially loved this comment after the article.

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Go and read the drivel HERE.

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Outside with you.

 

smokers

Of course I couldn’t even think of inflicting that, as I’ll never be a rabid Anti-smoker.

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Tobacco control’s worst nightmare.

Vapers.

I really should stop posting “Downfall” vids, but this one says it all about the war against smokers and vapers.

If it just makes readers of this blog realise how they are being duped by the fake charities and public health quangoes, then it’s worth posting these vids.

It makes me despair how many people I know, don’t bother to check the truth in what they’re told. The word “Sheeple” springs to mind.

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Murderer

It would appear that Malaysian airlines flight MH17 may have been shot down by pro Russian separatists. And reportedly admitting it.

Igor Strelkov, the military commander of pro-Russian rebels Donetsky People’s Army, has reportedly admitted that he ordered the missile strike against the Malaysian jet, according to the Kyiv Post.

Obviously he hasn’t bothered to read up on the Geneva convention.

Before 1949 the Geneva Conventions protected wounded, sick, shipwrecked and captured combatants. The “civilians’ convention” recognized the changing nature of warfare and established legal protection for any person not belonging to armed forces or armed groups. The protection also included civilian property. Such protection was later reinforced with the adoption of the Additional Protocols to the Geneva Convention in 1977.

Ukraine Reporter@StateOfUkraine

#Russian cmdr Strelkov commented on downed #MH17 (thinking it was Ukrainian): "We warned - do not fly in our skies" pic.twitter.com/hkXoaD3xvT

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Bastard should be strung up if that’s true.

Anyone able to translate the above into English?

Monday, 14 July 2014

Medical Identification

There is a medical distinction in anatomy. We've all heard about people having guts or balls, but do you really know the difference between them?

In an effort to keep you informed, the definitions are listed below:

GUTS - Is arriving home late after a night out with the guys, being met by your wife with a broom, and having the guts to ask: 'Are you still cleaning, or are you flying somewhere?'

BALLS - Is coming home late after a night out with the guys, smelling of perfume and beer, lipstick on your collar, slapping your wife on the bum and having the balls to say, "You're next, Chubby."

I hope this clears up any confusion on the definitions.

Medically speaking there is no difference in the outcome. Both result in death.

Friday, 11 July 2014

IDF Avoids Civilians Casualties in Gaza, Hamas Increases Them

We keep hearing from the BBC that the evil Israelis are indiscriminately killing Palestinians en masse.

The video below shows that the Beebs view is sadly biased. As you will see in the video, the Israelis give ample warning that they are going in for the kill.

Where houses have been turned into military targets, the IDF has provided advance warnings to Palestinian residents (so called roof knocking) to leave their houses prior to an attack. This is designed to minimise civilian casualties, rather than maximise them. In any case, targeting civilians would be futile. It would achieve nothing in military terms and hand a massive propaganda victory to Hamas.

Hamas' spokesmen have openly admitted to placing civilians on the rooftops of houses in order to thwart Israeli strikes. Extensive video evidence also shows that rockets have also been fired from heavily built up civilian areas, and command and control centres are located close to residential neighbourhoods. Using civilians as a human shield is a blatant war crime.

It would seem to me that the BBC needs to seriously question Hamas’s claim’s and go about doing some real reporting. Not just rebrand a Hamas press release.

They do not seem to realise that the internet reveals all.

Friday, 4 July 2014

Save a tiger.

In my last post, Ban it, ban it, I wrote about the abuse of telemarketing on the old and vulnerable.

I also have issues with the various charities that deluge the old and vulnerable with requests for small amounts of money (Why is it always £3?). Of course after they have donated they are then submitted to numerous telephone calls entreating them to up their subscription.

I myself subscribe to a few charities and I have informed them at length that I will cancel my subscriptions if I’m pestered in future.

If they’re that hard up for money then I suggest that they sack their call centre staff and sell the building they’re housed in.

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Ban it, ban it.

Now I’m usually against any ban as I would prefer people to decide for themselves, rather than governments producing blanket bans, which often, have unintended consequences.

I would however, like some restriction on cold calling over the phone. I myself couldn’t care less being cold called as I sometimes like to play games with them. I do like pretending that I’ve heard the grand child crying and have to see to him. Of course I’ve got to put the phone down for a moment. I then make a cup of tea and go and sit in the garden for a while. Funnily enough when I pick up the phone again they’ve rung off.

What really gets me though is they seem to especially target the older generation, who were brought up in an era of trusting a person’s word. That generation was brought up in a world that had no telephone or internet distance selling, and bought almost everything on a face to face basis.

The elderly have been outflanked by these hard sell tactics. They cannot believe that the cold callers are just trying to meet targets set by their company and couldn’t care less how they do it.

Case one:

My mother in law (Bless her) was conned into a twice yearly subscription to a magazine for £79.99 per annum. Luxury yacht hire FFS. (Luckily I managed to find out in time and get it cancelled. I was somewhat rude to the company on the phone.)

Case two:

My aged aunt has just been sold a telephone call blocker device. Yes it will work, but she’s paid four times the price you can buy it on Amazon.

It’s a huge problem that needs to be addressed. even all the major charities are involved in pressurising to give to them via telemarketing.

“Just pledge £3 and you can save tiger/child/raccoon/penguin/*insert your choice*/etc”.

Anyone else had this problem?

Sunday, 29 June 2014

I could tell I was back in the UK when…….

ciggie

As I was exiting the airport terminal into the open air, and commencing to light up a ciggie,  an officious prick in uniform passing in the opposite direction  through the entrance way tells me in a loud voice, “No smoking in the terminal”. FFS

It really goes to show what a rigid, almost police state we seem to have become.

It was an absolute joy being on Crete for two weeks. No petty officialdom anywhere in sight. Smoking is hardly restricted at all. The average grecian is not the slightest bit bothered whether someone smokes or not. Ash trays are on the tables in tavernas and if you stub out a cigarette in one it will very shortly be replaced with a clean one.

I suppose I shouldn’t complain as I’ve just found out that the identical house to me, next door, is being solid for £150k more than I thought the houses were worth.

Maybe I’ll sell up and move to Greece.