Archive for January, 2014

I reckon Wall Street has #occupy -ed the UK and most of The World.

January 31, 2014

Let me, once more, recommend Naomi Klein’s  book “The Shock Doctrine”.

After reading it, bear in mind that the Chicago school of economics has provided the lecturer’s for most University Economics courses and that most of our political leaders did PPE degree’s at Oxford (Including Dave, Ed and George) and/or worked for one of the major non-tax paying international banks such as Goldmann-Sachs (main vote on City of London) and you wonder if we have any chance of avoiding a World dictatorship.

Recently a law was passed so it’s now illegal to organise any protest, which can be construed as favouring one political party over another i.e. if politicians choose not to debate the NHS or EU, then it won’t be an issue in the General election News coverage.

No party (apart from UKIP, so it won’t happen) has to promise to allow a referendum on membership of EU.

The USA has signed trade deals with the EU and with an Australasian bloc to have a level trading field.

The significance of that is that if Labour get in, then they can claim that they can not reverse the privatisation of the NHS, which will be effectively downgraded to the USA’s very weak Obamacare.

“flood, drought and failed Government” letter to @Daily_Express

January 29, 2014

A long time back, I read an article, which stated that the weather runs on an 11 year cycle and that, for Britain we had a history of flood following drought, following flood.
The pertinent part of the article was that the old WaterBoards and then the Water Companies and Environment Agency seemed blissfully unaware of this fact and consequently wasted money.
After a period of flooding, they’d dredge the river margins and straighten their water courses.
Five years later, the river’s would become a trickle, reservoirs and lakes would dry up, we’d have hose pipe bans and there’d be a panic call to commandeer the canals and build waterways to fetch water from the North to the gardens and farms of the Home Counties.
Rivers would have bends put back in to slow their flow and protect the wildlife. Farmers were given subsidies to turn their bottom lands into wetlands for the same wildlife.
No lessons have appeared to have been learned in the last century and it is becoming more important that Government take action, as the ever increasing population worsens the associated problems.
More people not only means greater water consumption, it means more concrete covering open land. At present, it means that more flood plains and reservoirs are used for landfill and housing development.
Despite austerity, we need to develop the infrastructure needed to cope with the population surge, which we will experience; partly as a consequence of our political leaders wish to deny us a referendum on leaving the EU.
In the U.S.A., they have storm drains, (essentially spare river beds) to cope with sudden floods. Instead of dredging the rivers, causing a major drought headache, in five years time, we need to ban development on flood plains and then build any new flood barricades along their margins, rather than within them.
We need to plan for new reservoirs and to upgrade those reservoirs that the Water companies are keeping at marginal maintenance.
We need whichever Quango boss monitoring the activities of the Water Companies, to hire someone who understands what is needed and to get the relevant Minister’s to legislate for it.

Terrorism is illogical and needs education to combat it #occupy

January 20, 2014

It’s obvious that terrorists, or rather suicide bombers, must be mentally deficient in some way.

They may be emotionally disturbed, or they may just be simple minded. They are definitely gullible and incapable of seeing the flawed logic in what they do.
But what excuse have their controllers for these asinine acts.
To call them terrorists is a mistake.
OK! Any explosion will cause terror but it is a terror of the moment. It’s not a terror that drives people to change their ways of life, or their belief’s.
If a persistent nightly bombing campaign, by the Luftwaffe could not cause the hoped for capitulation of The British people’s, how can any reasoning person expect a population, whose ability to affect Government policy is limited to a 5 yearly choice between Tweedledum and Tweedledee, be expected to overthrow their Government and pull their troops out of Muslim lands.

They certainly couldn’t be expected to succumb to the charms of Islam and to, then, order the immediate imposition of Sharia Law and the annihilation of Israel.
Consider The U.S. Gov’t’s logic.

Who would argue with their policy of attacking the head of the beast. Bin Laden and his replacements have been eliminated, as each has come to the fore (reminiscent of “Sergeant Yorke”).
Not one of these Al Quaeda leaders have seen the relevance of this policy to their own activities.
The leader’s are the people, who need to be targeted, if you choose to bring about policy change, through terrorism.
Generals feel no terror, when a shell lands in a trench, 2 miles away and, in fact, are only too willing to execute the PBI’s who are so terrorised and attempt to flee.
One is left wondering about the nature of such terrorist leaders. It is difficult to believe that they are all so bereft of Intelligence as to think that their methods will ever achieve success.
Is it simply that they enjoy the thought of having control of other’s?
Bearing in mind the lifestyle, which Bin Laden was enjoying, when he was “taken out”, it can’t be worldly pleasures, which they seek.
Can it be religious fervour?
Even though almost every religion is based on Brotherly love, most have been perverted, at some time, to serve the purposes of Sociopath’s and Megalomaniac’s.
I know that we have had individuals, who have perverted the teachings of the Christian faith e.g. the torturer’s of The Spanish Inquisition and I’m sure that other religion’s have suffered similarly.
In the case of Christianity, such acts occured mainly in the Middle Ages and apart from paedophile priests, few Christian’s would, Today, accept religion as a basis for any inhumanity.
My thoughts are that this change in Christian people’s has been brought about through Education and improved expectations of living standards.
My generation, living in Christian countries, have an awareness of the World and an ability to question our “betters”.
It seems to me that there are people, in positions of power, who would like to regress this.
My hope is that the spirit that has given rise to the Occupy movement, is evidence that this will fail and, on the contrary, Globalisation will allow on-line education to sharpen the critical faculties of the masses not only in the Muslim World but wherever petty priests exploit the poor and ignorant.
Instead of sending bombs to Afghanistan, we should broaden the access to the Internet and provide the means to increase the wealth and education of “peasant” people.
If you are well fed and well informed, you are less likely to don a suicide vest.