Friday, 30 January 2015
Tuesday, 27 January 2015
First they came for the pubs and clubs, and I did not speak up.
Next they came for point of sale displays, and I did not speak up.
Then they came for the packets which housed the cigarettes, and I did speak up.
Now they are coming for my car in the name of "The Children" and this time I'm going to shout it out,
"Now you can bugger off, you halfwits". I then had a smoke.
Apologies to Pastor Niemoller.
Monday, 26 January 2015
Who could that be do you think?
The answer is the 20% of those who smoke.
It amazes me that with a general election coming up, politicians of all colours are rushing through a bill on plain packaging of tobacco products.
It basically boils down to that they have to be seen to be doing something emotive that will catch the public eye, whilst distracting from most of the obvious failures of the main parties. It’s an easy distraction as the majority of the population have been so brainwashed that politicians feel that this will burnish their halos.
What they don’t seem to realise is the majority of non smokers won’t give a toss as the law won’t affect them in the slightest. It’s only the nu-puritan ANTI-smokers who will trumpet this nasty little bill.
There is an excellent article by Dominic Lawson in the Daily Mail today that explains how the war on smokers is wrong.
What I’m trying to say here is that if one of the major parties were to at least support smokers in a small way (Wink Wink: UKIP), then they might find that their voting share might rise considerably.
Saturday, 24 January 2015
It really makes you wonder if any of those who are climbing on the green ticket in this year's general election really understand that they are joining a neo faschist party of the extreme left.
And no. The right are not the neo-faschist/nazi party, the vid below explains.
Tuesday, 20 January 2015
(Green on the outside, red on the inside)
I got this in my email, thought I'd share it:
The government is trying to change the law so big energy companies can drill for gas under our homes - without asking us. 
A licence to drill in Tonbridge and Malling has already been given to a big energy company.  So unless these plans are stopped, gas could be sucked from under your home very soon.
But together, we could do just that. Because to change the law the government needs MPs to vote for it in parliament. And the vote's in just a few weeks.  Let's make it clear that backing dirty energy companies over constituents would be a toxic move.
Fair enough, a concerned citizen.
Till we get to here:
The plans - simple changes to existing trespass law - could mean your home surrounded by noisy machines, and your local park turned into a gas field. All without your permission. The process - known as fracking - could also poison our water and produce toxic waste. And it’s known to cause earthquakes. 
But where does he get this impartial information from?
Those well known beacons of truth.
Greenpeace, Friends of the earth, 38 degrees,the Guardian, and of course, the BBC.
I replied politely with the facts:
I'll give the case for fracking.
Cuadrilla Resources believes there are 200 trillion cubic feet of "shale" gas in the Bowland basin, which could result in a Lancashire gas boom creating 5,600 jobs at peak production.
Shale is a type of onshore gas common in the US, which is extracted by blasting apart rock in a process called fracking.
More testing is needed, but the estimates suggest Britain could have more shale gas than Poland, which has been considered Europe's biggest holder of probable reserves.
Others have calculated that this could make us gas sufficient for the next 30 years.
A bit of an explanation on what it is.
Unconventional gas is the collective term used to describe tight gas, shale gas and/or coal bed methane (CBM). While conventional gas resources can be developed and produced without any special well completions, most unconventional gas production requires the rock to be fractured (“fracked”) or stimulated to allow gas to escape from the tight rock and flow through the wellbore to the surface. These special well completions made drilling for unconventional gas uneconomical for many years.
Toward the end of the 20th century, the combination of two existing technologies – horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing – shifted unconventional gas production into the main stream. The potential of shale gas, tight gas and CBM has been known for centuries, with the first shale gas wells drilled in the 1820s. However, it is only with recent technological improvements that extracting the resources has become an economically viable option.
Currently, natural gas has approximately 60 years of proven reserves at current demand levels, but according to the International Energy Agency (IEA), this rises to more than 250 years if the unconventional gas potential is added. Clearly, unconventional gas may play a large part in ensuring the security of global energy supply for years to come.
If only we could make our Politicians see sense. I’m all for conservation, but how do we do that if we bankrupt ourselves on the Altar of green crap?
I wonder if he’ll reply?
Sunday, 18 January 2015
Carrying on from my last post
Bearing in mind that tonight may be coldest night of the year so far you’d think that the renewables would be upping their game and supplying electricity at their rated capacity. However as every fool knows when the glass rises this is usually followed by a lack of wind.
Look at the top pic. barely 25% of its rated output.
Even worse is this one below. Barely 2%
Luckily I’ve got an open log fire for standby and plenty of candles for when those rolling blackouts start to happen.
Saturday, 17 January 2015
So these so called renewables, such as wind, are going to supply us with our power for the future. just look at the picture below which is the output from one such wind farm at this minute. A paltry 3% of it’s rated capacity. And this is a cold day when power consumption is high.
or even worse the bird mincer array below. Hardly a standard to be proud of. Note that it is minus and therefore is drawing power from the national grid.
When are people going to wake up and realise they are being conned out of their money in allowing this wholesale theft in the name of the green religion?
Even the projected life of these eco crucifixes is in doubt. Supposedly with a life of twenty five years, some have failed in eight and some are actually falling down or catching fire.
Likewise with that other green religion, solar panels. You know, those things that produce bugger all electricity for approximately 50% of the day.
When will people learn.