Friday, November 07, 2008

Something Amazing...

Yesterday I did something amazing, well according to the adverts I did anyway, I donated some of my blood.

My Blood Group is O Neg, and according to the National Blood Service , they need my blood group more than others, as anybody can receive my blood. It can be used in emergencies when the recipients blood group is unknown and also during operations (mainly for unborn children) and to supplement shortages of other blood groups.

They reckon that as only 7% of the people in the UK have O neg blood group, they need other O Neg donors to come forward. But even if your not O neg, they still need and want your blood donations!

Now I wouldn't usually mention that I am a Blood Donor, as its my business and no-one elses, however, for whatever reason they are suffering shortages of all groups. So if you were or fancy the idea of being a Blood Donor. Please, Please contact them on the above link and help make a difference!

The procedure really is painless and benefits the whole of the UK's NHS, who without these donation's would struggle to meet demands.

My reasons for giving are twofold, one is to pay back to the system for saving my mums life, when I was about 6 years old, she received about 12 units of blood whilst hemorrhaging after childbirth and without those past blood donors she would be dead!

Secondly, I like the idea of helping, I am in no way rich or well off so cannot really afford to donate a lot of money. All I have is my blood and I give it freely and as often as I can, as my way of helping those who need it and as I have already said to pay back a debt of gratitude for my mothers life.

To those donors go my heartfelt thanks and I and my siblings are forever in your debt, THANK YOU who ever you are!

So come on people PLEASE get to your doctors, check out your blood group and get donating, I promise its not painful at all, its slightly daunting the first time but the staff are fantastic and will help and advice in anyway they can.

Just by giving your blood you can and will make a difference!


Thursday, November 06, 2008


Years ago, my grandmother had a Poodle, which was a really fucking neurotic dog! She and my grandfather were both shit scared of the bugger. It's name was Pepe, suppose that's enough reason for any dog to be neurotic, but what the hey.

Anyhow, this dog, kind of ruled the roost, anything on the floor was the dogs, unless you could entice the bugger into another room you dare not pick anything up.

As they lived on the Fylde coast, we as kids would go for one week of the summer holidays, giving mum and dad a break, as well as saving them monies on family hols. For some reason all six of us went one year, mum, dad, two lads and two girls.

We had all at some point managed to escape being bitten by Pepe, but from day one the mutt resented our presence in his domain. I dropped a 10 pence piece bent to pick it up and the dog had my ring finger in its sharp teeth. (I still have the scars 30+ years later)

Two days later it had my little brother's arm when he bent to pick up a tennis ball, no punishment was given to the dog other than shouting at it, and kids being kids, we hated the fucking dog with a vengeance, although I stress we did not wind the mutt up in anyway at all. We, as kids do tended to stay clear of the bugger.

The final straw came as my youngest sister, was about 9 months old, unable to walk, sat in one of those baby strollers. We were eating butties in the dining room, (grandma was posh she had a proper dining room) whilst Leeanne, the youngest member of the family was in her stroller, the ones with the little table on the front.

The dog for no reason that we can work out, decided to bite Leeanne, narrowly missing her eye and causing a severe cut to her eyebrow, and as I assume most people know, babies bleed a lot so there were copious amount of claret everywhere.

This was the final straw for my dad, who bundled all the kids into the car with my mother, went back into the bungalow and beat the shit out of the dog, to our immense pleasure we could hear the yelps from the car.

From then on no-one ever had a problem with the dog biting anyone again. My grandad on his return was told the tale and merely commented thank god, its about time that little bugger had a good hiding. When my dad asked what he did if the dog bit him, my grandad replied give the bugger half a crown to let go!

In hindsight I can see the fault lay with my grandparents over the dogs behaviour, but had it been me, the fucker would have been killed after the first time!

My first fall out with my parents in law was caused by a cat, the cat is called Toby, and again rules the roost. I had been stroking the cat, which he seemed OK with, eyes closed, purring etc, when without warning he lashed out cutting my finger with his claws. Then the little bugger legged it, the PiL's then said that he was fond of bloodsports and that they were always careful and wary of his moods! I said then, well the bugger had better be wary of me then, as the next time he draws blood from me, he will have either a headache from the punch to the head or arse ache from the boot to his arse! The mood in the room dropped by 10 degrees, but I did not apologise.

If people accept this behaviour from their pets, then that helps them to accept bad behaviour from other humans. Surely it isn't to much for a pet to be taught from day one not to bite or scratch?


Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Nostradamus eat your heart out ....

The last few months have been rather intense, for every one on this little island that we call home. Many changes are taking place, some forced upon us and others way beyond our scope to change.

Is the UK finished? No I don't think so, I like to believe that eventually my fellow English, Scottish, Welsh and Irish brethren will finally wake up and realise what is happening to our once great nation.

I believe that the Labour Party after losing the next election will exist only as a minor party much like the Lib Dems do now. The Lib Dems will raise their ballgame and take the place as the second party, leaving the way for either UKIP or the BNP to take the fight to labour for the remaining votes.

I believe that the next five years will be about British recognition of what has gone on before, we will as a nation revisit our triumphs and our spectacular own goals. The EU will be left to sail without British money, as we learn to draw in our horns, and start to look after our own once again. This will not be without rancour and conflict, as everyone knows the EU is willing to fight for its own survival, but ultimately we will prevail!

Multiculturalism will remain for some time, but once the message gets through that we as a people cannot be changed by subterfuge, nor by coercion, the end game will come. We the indigenous population will still welcome other peoples and other religions, but without the fear of offending them that was foisted onto us by the PC brigade.

Some small repatriation with regards to the Iraq war, which we were taken into illegally, will have to be made, but Bliar and Brown in the dock will be a lovely sight to see!

I am saddened by the knowledge that the UK banks will not change their ways, and they will have to be reigned in once again, and this time taught a real lesson.

The same must be said of our MP's, all of whom should be horsewhipped and ran naked through the streets, they need an abject lesson in who they serve, and what they can and cannot do.

The message that Man Made Global Warming was and is a smoke screen for a far greater menace stalking this world, will finally be released to a stunned public!

At the end we will all see the more things change the more they stay the same.


Tuesday, October 21, 2008

New Blog Look....

Oooerrrr kind of weird, at first, this new look. After an hour or so staring at it before daring to enter, and over all I think its very me!

The Missis has had a new blog designed by her old T'interweb buddy Gemmak and decided that my blog could do with an update as well, and ... I really do like it, more to the point so does the missis.

Anyway just a brief but heartfelt thanks to Gemmak of Gemmak Designs, who completed the new look painlessly (for me) and very quickly, a link to her blog is included in my side bar should anyone care to peruse, her funny, frank and honest blog.

Many thanks Gemmak x x x

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Friday, August 15, 2008

Fly the EU Flag... No thanks...

Seems some councillors have started to see sense, not all of them of course, but one in particular springs to mind.

Step forward Mr Tony Austin a Tory councillor from Canterbury. Who upon the Executive Committee receiving "guidelines" from the Dept of Culture, Media and Sport, which suggested Canterbury fly the EU flag 19 times per year, made the comment that "As many council services were contracted out, it would cost about £30.00 per time to fly the EU flag in various locations throughout the city". He also stated "To be honest I'm not that happy about flying it at all. I am sceptical about the advantages of being in Europe."

The council voted just to fly the EU flag on Europe day 9th May!

Well well even the councillors are learning that people just don't want the EU.

Well done the Exec Committee of Canterbury City Council, at the next vote try and get a not fly at all motion!

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Bin Battle II ....

Following on from a recent post, now residents in Huddersfield have taken up t' gauntlet with the local refuse collection company.

After a recent strike by the bin men when no refuse was collected from their street, the residents in a "spur of the moment" action, formed a human ring round the refuse truck after the bin operatives refused to take the old rubbish. The rubbish had been in situ since the strike, and had not been collected and the binmen were going to leave about eight sacks of rubbish, until the residents put a stop to their getaway.

It is disheartening for normal council tax payer to be forced into this sort of action, just to get services that they are paying and have paid for. The councils line given by an un-named spokesman, said "This minor incident was quickly resolved in line with what we would expect of our collection crews. "
"All the refuse was collected. We always respond to any calls we receive from householders."

This blatantly is not true otherwise why were these residents forced to take matters into their own hands. The councils action for me is akin to the governments policy of "move along there, nothing to see".

Well done the residents of Huddersfield, the fight back just might be starting in earnest.

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Were there's muck there's brass!!!

Ever like me wondered with the rise in prices of recycled materials, such as cardboard, paper, glass and metals, that our councils aren't raking in millions of pounds in profits?

Well apparently the answer is because they have entered into contracts with recycling companies, all well and good you say, but the kicker is that some of these contracts are for 25 years in length!

Now I understand that councils have to go for what is achievable, without putting to much of a drain on the public purse, but I ask you, 25 year contracts, which idiot signed off on these contracts. Don't get me wrong I understand that some of these companies need to guarantee an income, but surely common sense would dictate that contracts should be for a few years and then up for renewal!

If one parliament cannot tie the following parliament, surely this must be true of the councils. One Council should not be able to bind its successors, so the contracts should be able to be renegotiated, at a more favourable rate than at present for the councils concerned.

In lancashire the county council have a metal collecting service for all lancashire residents, you phone the contact number, they then come and pick up free of charge any metal waste. I used this service recently when getting rid of an old filing cabinet. The company was council owned and arrived within the stated timescale. I asked the operator of the vehicle how they (the council) were able to do it for free and was told, that the rise in price for scrap had shot up from £80.00 per tonne to over £200.00. Which made it worthwhile for the council to do its own metal collection and also to do it for free.

Now if I am honest I really don't expect Lancashire County Council to continue the service for free ad infinitum, but at least they are making inroads in providing a free service that earns much more than it costs to run.

I admit I had thought no more about it until an article in the Express today (article not available online) reminded me, but it does go to show that some councils do try to do their bit.

Now can only hope that the profits made will go into reducing the Council Tax bills, but I won't hold my breath.

But it would be interesting to find out how much companies who collect the recycling on the councils behalf are actually making out of all this rubbish!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Bin battle won? So onto the war...

In today's Express, a piece about "bin" victor Roger Houlker, a 56 year old solicitor from Congleton in Cheshire caught my eye.

It seems that the solicitor took his local council to the Local Government ombudsman, for their failure to either issue his family with a second wheelie bin, or collect extra bags of rubbish he left beside his full bin.

The ombudsman Anne Seex, ruled in his favour and found the council guilty of "maladministration with injustice", she also voiced her concerns that though the council had the right to limit the number of bins it issued, she had reservations about whether the councils binmen could refuse to take extra bags.

Could it be at last we are seeing a resurgence of common sense in councils dealings with its customers, ie, the taxpayers? For far too long it appears that all councils actions have been contrary to what the taxpayers wanted or needed or even expected.

One small battle won in the war of the bins, which council will be next to fall!

Thank you Mr Houlker for refusing to lie down and take the proverbial rogering that councils wish to inflict on us all, well done that man!

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Thursday, August 07, 2008

Global Warming

Now I class myself as a man made global warming sceptic, I am not stupid enough to state categorically that there is no such thing as climate change, as quite obviously there is, the seasons in the UK, spring summer, autumn and winter. These seasons show me that there are seasonal climate changes, therefore I must accept that the climate does change.

I was also taught at school about the ice ages that the planet we all inhabit has gone through over past millenia, thereby showing that the planets climate as a whole is constantly evolving. Through geological studies we know that at some times in the past the UK has been under ice, under the sea, a desert and had a tropical climate. So more proof, were it needed, that the worlds climate does indeed change.

What I am unsure about is the "man made" tag that has been added on, which states that man has and is continuing to affect the worlds climate.

Now being 40+ years of age, I can just about remember smog in Lancashire. Smog being a mix of smoke and fog, from which due to the heavy industries in the North West we suffered along with other industrial areas in the UK. In order to rid the areas of this problem the powers that be, made whole towns and cities smokeless zones. This improvement started with the Clean Air Act in the late 50's, which succeeded over a period of time in getting rid of the problem. We now do not have the problem of smog.

That is not to say that the air quality is as good as it could be, but shows that improvements can be made which benefit all but which don't cost the earth.

As an aside, the local pub that I frequent had installed prior to the smoking ban, a top of the range air cleaning system, which when tested with smokers on site, cleaned the air so well that you noticed a marked drop in air quality when going outside.

Anyway, I can accept that as with the smog problem, man may cause some problems in the atmosphere. What I find hard to believe is that they can tie it down to one specific gas, namely CO2.

At school I was taught that all living animals breath in oxygen and exhale CO2, the only life on the planet that did it differently was plant life, they absorb by various means the CO2 and as a by-product give off oxygen in the process.

So I am informed by the BBC, the government, the greens and the IPCC that CO2 is a greenhouse gas, that its production is increasing the warmth of the planet, and promising dire consequences if mankind does not seriously cut its CO2 production!

Notwithstanding that the UK on average produces about 2% of the worlds total of CO2 gases, which means should we stop producing any CO2 at all, the benefit to the planet would be negligable! Plus given the rise in India and China and their CO2 production any gains made, would be cancelled out within months if not weeks!

Now correct me if I am wrong but these same august bodies promised in the 70's that the earth was cooling down and that we were heading into a minor ice age? Yet 30+ years later and its exactly the opposite! Not very consistent are they, however they do remind me off the catholic church and its assertion that the earth was the centre of the universe, they even put under house arrest one poor bloke for daring to question this belief!

If the threat of man made global warming was and is so serious, then why the fuck are people like Al Gore, the UK's Prime Minister and his cabinet, the USA's President and all the worlds leaders so bloody fond of flying around the planet?

These days of Broadband, Video links etc, they don't really need to set foot out of their respective countries. Or could it be more simply, that as with communism, all are equal, but some more equal than others.

Ultimately as far as I am concerned they have not proved their case, and whilst we have world leaders telling me "to do as I say, not as I do", I shall remain a sceptic and as such am more than willing to wear the badge of a man made climate change heretic.


Monday, August 04, 2008

Winds of Change

The times we are told are changing, maybe its true, it certainly seems that as Incapability Brown has fewer followers than he had, and even less clout, as Millibrat set out his vision of the NewNu Labour future that he wanted to see.

Not much on substance, and just more tired old rejigs of the mantra, we will change etc etc, but it shows that all is definitely not well in the Brown world of politics.

The newspapers and MSM are all asking will he go or will he be pushed screaming out of an office, that he has shown he is unable master nor manage. The MSM have finally tumbled to that which we mere mortals have known for some time that Brown wasn't right, the shifty looks (some say creepy) the nail biting, the control freakery and the obvious deficiency in intelligence and intellect. He was never ever going to be the showman that Blair was, all the silly fucker had to do was not be outed, keep his head down and all might have been alright.

His indecision about the possibility of an election sparked notice that here was a bottler, and he started to look more and more shifty, the signing of the Lisbon Treaty late and behind closed doors without witnesses showed us his shame and his knowledge of that shame proving he knew we didn't want it, yet went ahead.

He and his cohorts deserve the kicking they are going to receive at the hands of the electorate come polling day, but for me that is much to lenient, the members of the labour party should all be strung up as a warning to the tories and all other "career politicians" to behave or they will be next!

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Sunday, June 29, 2008

EU Laws... do we have to follow them?

Now don't get me wrong I can see the reason for some, but not all our laws.

But given that the EU, is ignoring one of its own Laws, that the Lisbon Treaty has to be ratified by all 27 countries to come into effect. Should we obey the Laws made by the EU, after all if they cannot follow their own regulations, why the fuck should we?

We know that the Irish (god love them, and we should thank them) rejected the Treaty, we also know that the Political Shits that run the EU, have stated that its business as usual and ordered that ratification continues in all the other countries.

We know that No mandate Brown, the Scottish myopic bottler, has rushed through the British ratification, even knowing that some 80% of the population want a referendum on the EU.

Most of the Irish I have spoken to state that as they couldn't understand what the treaty meant because it was incomprehensible, they voted No because to vote Yes, without knowing exactly what they would be voting yes for, was stupid and a risk they were not willing to take!

They understood enough to know if they got the No vote wrong, they could/would get another opportunity to change it, however if they voted Yes whilst not fully understanding what they were signing away, they would not ever get or be given another opportunity!

Some of the EU high ranking people have stated that it is an affront that Ireland a country that represents only 0.7% of the 490 million European peoples, could hold up ratification, that such a small country could impose its will on 490 million people!

Now the EU commissioners, the EU civil service and all the political shits from all the EU countries DO NOT Make up such a large number as the Irish people, so why should they who must represent less than 0.01% of the 490 million people, decide what is best for us all?

This being the case, just who the fuck are they and why should I follow their laws, whether rubber stamped by our traitorous government or not, I don't believe I have any reason to follow the EU rules, I never signed up, was never asked, and I believe its absolutely no form of democracy at all.

After all how can an EU that is supposed to be democratic, refuse its citizens the right to a referendum on the EU's existence, could it be they know full well that the EU would be given a resounding NO! Just as the french the Dutch and now the Irish have done!!

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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Changing the GoalPosts once again...

Our extremely illiberal Justice Secretary, Jack Straw is asking the tory party to agree to new laws which would allow "anonymous evidence" to be permitted in court after the collapse of a trail due to a Law Lords ruling that such evidence is inadmissible..

Once again we are seeing an attack on common law, which is and has been the base for our legal system for centuries. In order to stop the state being able to stitch people up on trumped up charges, we have the right to face our accusers, to face them in court, and to question them.

Any new knee jerk laws, would once again be ill used by the police and the CPS, because as we have seen time after time, once given these powers for different reasons, they use them without any checks or balances. The elderly gentlemen arrested at the labour party conference using terrorism laws, the parents in Poole being put under surveillance by the local council using Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act, which is intended for use 'in the interests of national security'.

All go to prove the old adage that lawyers do not make good laws, and show without doubt that the police and others cannot do their jobs competently!

Ex Blue Peter Star Accused again...

It seems poor old John Leslie cannot be left alone, once again an allegation of rape has surfaced, from 13 years ago.

One point that I have made before in another post regarding Owen Oyston and his conviction for rape, is the time scale. I believe it unfair to ask what any of us were doing 13 years ago, and even more foolish to expect us to remember.

Who under direct questioning from a QC or barrister, could fail look anything other than shifty and suspect, just for not really knowing or recalling fully an event that took place years ago.

John I hope that the gods are with you and once again you prevail, unfortunately in this day and age, mud sticks, and many will have already convicted you believing that there is no smoke without fire!

But I do find it rather odd that yet again, its either the Police or the CPS, who appear to have leaked the story to the press, permitting the media to hold a kangaroo court in the papers. It begs the question does someone really have it in for the poor guy!

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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

HURRAH for the Truckers....

Now I understand that for many people, truck drivers and their wagons are the bane of the road. They do have a tendency to slow down traffic and belch fumes everywhere, they are large and noisy, and seem at times to give everyone the impression that they rule the roads!

My impressions are the same, but enough of that, they are to be THANKED, yes thanked and applauded, they are standing up and screaming at "No mandate Brown" for our petrol and diesel duty to be reduced.

In all the news today we are informed that the tax man has made over ONE BILLION POUNDS in extra revenue from the increase in oil prices. Thats extra monies we are being forced to pay to the revenues offices, money we can ill afford to waste in this harsh financial climate.

So please applaud the truckers, because if they win, we all benefit! Maybe its time we were all more like the Froggies and caused chaos whenever the government imposed its daft ideas upon us?

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