Thursday, November 22, 2007

Sobering thoughts...

After my rant about Gordo and the HMRC losing MY INFORMATION!!! I as I do most days read the blogs that I link to.

Today one post really got to me, I don't know why, and I cant explain how a 40+ bloke can sit in tears after reading this post from Mousie. Ive done numerous jobs, served in the Armed Forces, been places, seen and done things, that the average person hasn't and still can't work out what it was that got to me.

Thank you Mousie, thanks for making me human, if human is the right word, thanks for helping me share your experiences, thanks for writing about it.

I want to say so much, but fear that I would detract from the effect of the tale.

I want to rant about MP's who's salaries and perks and pensions mean less money goes to people like Mousie, people on the front line, the ones that really do care for their fellow man and receive a pittance for their efforts. I want to warn about the risks of these people burning out after years of watching people die, even if it is only because its their time to go. About the suffering they see day in and day out, and yet unless it is ourselves or loved ones involved we never give Mousie and her colleagues a second thought.

I really couldn't do your job Mousie, and I thank you for being there and doing what I cannot, I wish you all your heart desires, but please be careful, we need people like you!

Thanks x x x

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Open Letter to Gordo

Dear Mr Brown,

I note with dismay, yet another fuck up by your supposed government!

Notwithstanding the fuck ups that have already accrued:

Millennium Dome...... waste and now a white elephant
Gold sale....... Selling of 50% of the Nations wealth at the lowest price for gold, was not clever!
NHS Staffing levels a record high... but all clerical jobs to oversee govt targets.
Academy School.... Costing Millions and yet not working
Housing Crisis.... Lots of visitors staying at your invitation.
Immigration Crisis..... 7000,000 people come to UK, not 13,500 as you forecast.
Income tax con... make the lower paid pay for tax cuts for the wealthy!
National Insurance... an increase to take back every ones small pay rise.
Stealth Taxes... makes the Treasury's "income" double over what it was when you came to power in 1997.
An Illegal war that has caused terrorist activity against the UK

Spending more in Scotland than in England where 85% of monies raised through taxation comes from.

Laws and legislation that only effects the English, not in your Scottish constituency, or in Wales or NI which is discrimination, your refusal to say England or recognise the English.

The Home Office loses asylum seekers, then finds out its employing 10,000 of them!
Tax Officers lose details of 15,000 Standard life pensioners, still not found!
Innocent Man murdered by Police Officers..... after a shoot to kill policy with Govt tacit approval!
Plastic Police men taken on as a cost cutting exercise.
Botched up PC systems for , DWP, Tax Office, DVLC etc

Intention to create an NHS data base.
Intention to waste billions on ID cards, even though there is NO NEED for them!
Intention to create a DNA data base
Having Innocent people on the DNA data base, as well as children under the age of 10 !!!

Promising a referendum in your Party manifesto... and reneging on the promise!
Refusal to accept 80% of UK population want a referendum.
Bottling out of an election, cause your frightened of losing.

Then to cap it all you lose the details of everyone claiming Child Benefit, just what kind of fuckwit are you????


As such you are an uncouth, Scottish arsehole that has the morals of an alley cat, and half the intelligence. You want pulling through with a christmas tree, with all lights and baubles on and the power still switched on.

This list above could and probably should go on forever, but fuck it that will have to do for now!

Anyway as I see it, you are not fit for purpose, therefore your fucking sacked mate and take your Scottish mafia with you! If you even try to sign anything "in my name" like the reform treaty I'll have your fucking guts for garters you twat!

Pickup your p45 from the office and get yourself back over the border NOW!!

Yours faithfully


.*.*.*. FOOTNOTE: Pulling through is a military term, when a gun or rifle is cleaned it is pulled through using a very tight fitting weight called a pull through, this is done to remove all trace of any residue. The christmas tree would ensure maximum pain, and the needles would give him gyp for years.......


Monday, November 19, 2007

Right to bear arms, a valid reason

I thought the following was so good I copied as it was, its from the Munchkin Wrangler

why the gun is civilization.
Human beings only have two ways to deal with one another: reason and force. If you want me to do something for you, you have a choice of either convincing me via argument, or force me to do your bidding under threat of force. Every human interaction falls into one of those two categories, without exception. Reason or force, that's it.

In a truly moral and civilized society, people exclusively interact through persuasion. Force has no place as a valid method of social interaction, and the only thing that removes force from the menu is the personal firearm, as paradoxical as it may sound to some.

When I carry a gun, you cannot deal with me by force. You have to use reason and try to persuade me, because I have a way to negate your threat or employment of force. The gun is the only personal weapon that puts a 100-pound woman on equal footing with a 220-pound mugger, a 75-year old retiree on equal footing with a 19-year old gangbanger, and a single gay guy on equal footing with a carload of drunk guys with baseball bats. The gun removes the disparity in physical strength, size, or numbers between a potential attacker and a defender.

There are plenty of people who consider the gun as the source of bad force equations. These are the people who think that we'd be more civilized if all guns were removed from society, because a firearm makes it easier for a mugger to do his job. That, of course, is only true if the mugger's potential victims are mostly disarmed either by choice or by legislative fiat--it has no validity when most of a mugger's potential marks are armed. People who argue for the banning of arms ask for automatic rule by the young, the strong, and the many, and that's the exact opposite of a civilized society. A mugger, even an armed one, can only make a successful living in a society where the state has granted him a force monopoly.

Then there's the argument that the gun makes confrontations lethal that otherwise would only result in injury. This argument is fallacious in several ways. Without guns involved, confrontations are won by the physically superior party inflicting overwhelming injury on the loser. People who think that fists, bats, sticks, or stones don't constitute lethal force watch too much TV, where people take beatings and come out of it with a bloody lip at worst. The fact that the gun makes lethal force easier works solely in favor of the weaker defender, not the stronger attacker. If both are armed, the field is level. The gun is the only weapon that's as lethal in the hands of an octogenarian as it is in the hands of a weightlifter. It simply wouldn't work as well as a force equalizer if it wasn't both lethal and easily employable.

When I carry a gun, I don't do so because I am looking for a fight, but because I'm looking to be left alone. The gun at my side means that I cannot be forced, only persuaded. I don't carry it because I'm afraid, but because it enables me to be unafraid. It doesn't limit the actions of those who would interact with me through reason, only the actions of those who would do so by force. It removes force from the equation...and that's why carrying a gun is a civilized act.

Yes its written by a yank, and yes he supports the right to bear arms, and one of the comments I found to be true as well..

Like Mao said, "political power grows out of the barrel of a gun." In a repressive totalitarian system, the folks who hold power always make sure that they're the only ones who can bear arms. They do this so they don't have to bother with reason when convincing everyone to get along with the program, skipping straight to force. (People who don't have reason on their side always favor force, of course.)That's probably a big subconscious factor in why so many Leftists are against guns in the hands of the citizenry (and not a small number of right-wingers as well, although they tend to deny the RKBA to specific undesirable groups, not everyone.)

Seems good writing is found where ever we look for it, feel free to go visit using the link above.


Friday, November 16, 2007

Government needs lessons...

The Daily Express has an article in today's E edition, which comments on a recent government survey about kids drinking habits. It also has an "have your say" whereby one can leave ones comments about the article.

The piece that follows was/is my response to the article and as one seldom gets feed back from any of the readers on the Express, I though it merited posting on the blog for your perusal.

Gov't need lessons...

Kids at what ever age like to exaggerate, to make themselves seem more grown own, more experienced, more adult.

So I would as an adult having teenage kids, take this survey with a pinch of salt. I would also like to know what questions were asked, because one thing this current govt is over fond of doing is phrasing questions to get the answers they want!

Kids drinking is nothing new, very few people got through their teen years without drinking a couple of bottles of cider or cheap lager in parks with mates.

It wasn’t' a major problem and when found out, as was usually the case, the kids were punished. The throwing up and ill feeling was usually enough physical punishment, and the “grounding" and stern words from parents was enough to complete the job.

These day's the kids have rights and they know about them. They have no fear of punishment of any kind, either at home or in the schools or in our streets. They are to all intents and purposes untouchable and they know it.

The PC brigade have castigated, lied and coerced with the tacit approval of govt, and shown us the best "way" to bring up kids, they told us "we know best" unfortunately that was a LIE, they knew and know nothing.

So their experiment strangely hasn't worked, because we do not live in an ideal world. We have, thanks to the meddling have lost a generation of kids, who cannot or will not work in school, who see no reason to work, who, thanks to knowing their rights believe the world owes them a living.

NuLabour and its legions of do gooders would do well to remember that mankind has been around far far longer than any political party, we have had thousands of years of breeding and raising children, and funnily enough it worked. It must have otherwise we would be no more! Mankind would have dies out years ago!

They use the stick that some people beat kids, ill-treat them and abuse them. Yes this sadly is true, But to associate a smack or chastisement as assault and abuse is bullshit of the first order.

Life is harsh, we live in a somewhat cleansed and antiseptic world an age away from our origins. Therefore trying to save children is admirable aim, but one that is unfortunately unachievable especially when the tools used to try and save the children, outlaw generations of knowledge and tried and tested methods gained by the experience of actually bringing up children.

There will ever be people that go over the top, but this can be changed by education, by teaching in schools, trying to show youngsters how ideally children should be brought up, but showing them that chastisement does have a role to play!

After all the biggest bully on the block has always been our own government, no matter which party, as the only way they are able to control and police us, is through threats of fines, ASBO’s, the fear of loss of liberty.

So how can governments lecture the population on bringing up children, when they as government use exactly the same methods too; they use their powers to, control, coerce, frighten and force. The government has a less than gentle hand against its own peoples!

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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Conspiracy Nut?

Is it just me, or are we all going to hell in a hand cart?

I think I may becoming a "conspiracy theorist", I feel that there is a explicit agenda that those in office (they are never in power) seem to want to ram down my throat.

The Government tells us that the best interests of the UK is to be in the EU, which is fine, if they think that, maybe its true. I don't know, I really don't know. But then I begin to question some of their statements and actually look at what is happening. I see Brown saying we have red lines that are safe and that we will not need anymore treaties for at least 10 years.

Actually reading the Reform treaty aka constitution, hidden away in small print are small statements, like that any veto's will be erased after 5 years, when majority voting takes effect, at the same time as all parts of the treaty must be observed by all member states! Now I take this to mean that Gordo and Millibrat are lying, that they know the red lines are shyte, but haven't the bottle to tell us. Or maybe they are being lied to by the other members of the EU? So which is it? just who do we believe?

Then we have the french idiot Sarkozy stating "It would a mistake to think that with the simplified Treaty we have sorted everything, we can sleep easy and that no other issues are pending. Now we have got to resolve the political issues and to broach them without fear. We have got to debate them without taboos. Budgetary policy, trade policy, monetary policy,industrial policy, taxation, all policies, any policies... What does our European commitment mean for each of us if we are incapable of debating the creation of a European defence?"

So I take it that this now cancels out Browns statement that we will not need any more treaties for the next 10 years!

I see people in my country asking the govt, to ban e numbers in foods, only to be told by the press, not the politicians, that this is now an EU competence and therefore we cannot ban them!

In order to ban them we would have to ask the other 26 members to agree to ban them, and if the bigger part of those 26 members say fuck off, we can't ban them. But if the majority of them say yes lets ban them totally, it then goes to the commission (or a part of it) who can say, nope sorry your all wrong, you cant ban them cause we say so. This is supposed to be more democratic how?

You see I don't believe we are really democratic at all, I have begun to realise that this two party system we have, and lets face it the Lib Dems are just pissing in the wind so don't count, itself negates democracy. Two parties both singing from the same hymn sheet about the EU, cannot be democratic at all, therefore to my mind it follows that we are not in a democracy.

We can't be if the same parties are in office year after year, decade after decade, both pursuing the same agenda of further EU integration. Giving more controls to an outside body that we cannot elect or get rid of!

So am I mad, have I become a conspiracy nut? You tell me, all I know is I know nothing but my gut reaction is they're up to no fucking good, they want to kiss me without fucking me first!

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Monday, November 12, 2007


Tonight's Channel 4 Dispatches programme was all about "Bottleneck Britain", and how the government see road pricing or pay as you drive, as the way to beat the congestion on our roads.

One funny moment in the prog was a man dancing through the lights in central London to show that all the Traffic lights were on red and the vehicles couldn't move at all.

What they all seemed to miss, especially the Economics expert who stated that road pricing must be taken up. Is the simple fact we already pay twice for our roads. We pay road fund licence and we pay per mile through the tax on fuel. That the government sees fit not to spend these monies on the roads is not the motorists fault, and why should the motorists be held responsible.

We have according to the prog, 26 million vehicles on the road in the UK. Now by my maths that makes a massive contribution to government coffers. If all the vehicle were cars that raises 3,900,000,000, but they are not all cars and light goods vehicles, they are HGV's which pay upto £2,000 road tax which increases the governments take even more.

The reporter came across as a government stooge, trying to prove the case for, rather than ask where was the money going, and no-one actually asked would there be a cancellation of road tax or a drop in fuel tax.

It was good to see Neil Herron in a two minute segment about parking charges, with a great bit of advertising for his blog on his car.

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What is up with ISP's how can they fail to get the message?

In September I served notice as per my current ISP Terms and conditions, and gave them 30 day notice of cancellation. Well to be truthful as I don't and didn't trust them I gave them 35 days notice. I sent my letter of cancellation to the office stated in their T&C's, and also a copy to their head office, both of which were sent recorded delivery.

Exactly 10 days after we had a phone call from our ISP asking why we were leaving, even though our letter gave the full and frank reasons for our decision. Needless to say we were not induced to remain with that ISP in spite of incentives offered.

As part of our move we requested our phone number to be released to our new provider as we were actually quite fond of it, and as it had been apart of the family for a number of years, it quite honestly wanted to come with us!

Now the contract with our old ISP was up on the 2nd November, and they had promised by phone that our number would be released to our new ISP on the 5th of November.

Guess who is still waiting! After contacting my new ISP and asking why the delay,we were told that the old ISP would not release the number until the 13th November and it would take until the 16th of November to take effect.

WTF!! How hard is it to hand over a number from one company to another?

I called my old ISP and asked why and was told they had no record of our phone calls and no idea we were unhappy with the service etc. When I asked if a copy of my cancellation letter was on file they searched their computer and told me it was, he even read out a portion of it to me so I could be sure it was the actual letter I sent. Yet they had no record of our wish/intention to cancel, yes it beats me as well!

Surprise surprise, what should drop through the letter box today a letter from the old ISP telling me that a request had been made to transfer our service to another provider, and accordingly we are treating this as notice to terminate your agreement for the account.

I have deliberately left the name of the ISP concerned until the end, because I want to see how many of you could guess it, the answer is in the comments.

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