Thursday, 31 December 2009
Tuesday, 29 December 2009
Monday, 28 December 2009
Sunday, 27 December 2009
Saturday, 26 December 2009
!!!!!!!!!! - The ORIGINAL photo was of a street full,of people of ethnic minorities. The Mail has now changed it. Enough said.
Thursday, 24 December 2009
Sunday, 20 December 2009
So 1 in 3 children in Wales live in poverty? I don't think so - not real poverty anyhow.
So I looked into how poverty is measured in Britain (and elsewhere?) and it is thus: any person who has an income less than 60% of the average income is classed as living in poverty.
This is obviously an insane way to judge 'poverty' for if, for instance, every household in Wales had an income of a million pounds a year then all those on less than £600,000 a year would be classed as poor!
With this system there can be no end to poverty unless we all earn the same (communism?) which means that even if we all have an annual income of just £2.50 then as long as we all have the same income then there is no poverty.
They are seeking equality in income and not an eradication of poverty.
Real poverty to me is not truly experienced nowadays in the West.
Compare us to Africa or the slums of Calcutta.
Does anyone actually believe that there are 192,000 children in Wales hungry and barefoot? Who is behind all of this manipulation and what are they up to?
Tuesday, 15 December 2009
Friday, 11 December 2009
Sunday, 6 December 2009
Saturday, 5 December 2009
Friday, 27 November 2009
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
Saturday, 21 November 2009
Thursday, 19 November 2009
Sunday, 15 November 2009
Friday, 13 November 2009
Sunday, 8 November 2009
Friday, 6 November 2009
Saturday, 31 October 2009
Saturday, 24 October 2009
All the other newspaper reports on this poll (and the BBC) have reported this as pretty good news for the BNP. Not The Sun though.
This to me speaks volumes of what The Sun thinks of the intelligence of it's readers, and I put a comment saying so on The Sun's website but they didn't publish it of course.
Most of the readers comments however echoed my sentiments in one way or another.
Whether a newspaper loves or loathes the BNP (and they all loathe them it seems) I think that they should at least report them honestly.
Friday, 23 October 2009
Saturday, 17 October 2009
Friday, 16 October 2009
The step-uncle, 55, and stepfather were jailed indeterminately, with terms recommended of 20 and 15 years respectively, while her brother-in-law, 27, was jailed for 12 years....
The court was told that both the step-uncle and stepfather are illegal immigrants, who will be deported after they have served their sentences.
Sunday, 11 October 2009
I couldn't seem to buy anything that wasn't made in China.
Everything nowadays seems to be made in China - or Vietnam is apparently another popular place for manufacturing at the moment.
I can of course see the attraction for big business to the likes of China what with it's sweatshops paying pennies to people working long unregulated hours in poor conditions to manufacture goods that they then sell on to us for ££££££££££'s.
Strange as this may seem I've drawn a parallel between sweatshop China and the current Royal Mail dispute (see a previous post for a postman's - mine - view of events). In Britain, Trades Unions have fought for years to end sweatshop practices (it's not that long ago after all that we were sending children down the mines, into the mills and up chimneys etc), but as I say we've stopped all of that now. We've moved on and secured decent pay and conditions for the average working man and stopped child labour of course.
What we have going on in this country at the moment is I believe an all out attack (by big business) on the working man (I'm starting to sound like a Socialist here - a right wing Socialist? Hasn't that been tried by someone before?). Anyhow, Royal Mail are a perfect example of this attack. They are slowly but surely getting rid of all the full time postmen and replacing them with part timers on twenty five hour contracts.
All postmen are now bullied into working forced and unpaid overtime. The pension fund has been decimated - and put out of bounds to new starters as has sick pay etc. There are people who work forty hours every week doing a forty hour job (and are paid forty hours) but only have a twenty hour contract so in effect when they are on holiday they only have half pay!
When you point this out to a lot of people they say 'welcome to the real world - we all have to put up with that so stop moaning and get on with it'!
To these people who are knocking the so called lazy greedy postmen I say 'Wake Up! Don't put up with it yourselves - fight back. The big corporations would like us all to be working for peanuts so that they get richer'.
When Royal Mail and the government defeat the postmen and the CWU (I'm no great fan of some of the activities of the CWU but on this issue they're right) which I fear they will then we will be one step closer to sweatshop Britain.
In years to come maybe instead of Made in China everything will have Made in Britain on it - and in prosperous China people will look at the goods and sympathise with the poor British workers working long unregulated hours in poor conditions manufacturing goods for pennies to sell to the affluent East for (Chinese) ££££££££££££££££££££££'s!!!
Wednesday, 7 October 2009
Tuesday, 6 October 2009
Sunday, 27 September 2009
Friday, 25 September 2009
BUT...who the hell are we, the USA, France or anyone else to tell another country what they may or may not have??!!
We after all have these weapons.
I'm no fan of Iran and as I say I think Iran with an atom bomb (or whatever it is that they're called nowadays) is a bit of a potential disaster (a hell of a potential disaster actually), but who exactly elected the USA, France, GB, Russia, etc as the worlds judge jury and police.
There's something not quite right and very hypocritical about it all.
Thursday, 24 September 2009
This is a short and rather inconsequential post but here goes.
Why, after having done the washing up and having searched around in the washing up water in the bowl with your hand for any remaining utensils (and definintely not finding any), why after this when you tip the bowl up to empty the water out there is always a teaspoon lurking in the bottom of the bowl as the last dregs of water swirl away down the plughole!?
Never a knife, or a fork, or a knife and a teaspoon - or even two teaspoons. But always one solitary teaspoon.
Why is this?
Maybe it's just me.
Sunday, 20 September 2009
What he's done of course is an amazing physical feat. But one that has probably permanently damaged his health.
An amazing physical feat yes, but at the risk of being howled down he has NOT in my opinion run 43 marathons in 52 days.
His 'marathons' have been taking an average of 10 hours!! Now walking pace is about 6 1/2 hours.
Say no more.
I know he's speeded up of late to about 5 hours and I repeat an amazing physical achievment but in my view it's been little more than a sponsored walk/trot.
I'm narky about this because I'm a runner (10k) in training for a half marathon and if I complete a half marathon then I'll be over the moon and I feel Izzard (or in fairness to him it's probably the press more than him) is diminishing the achievments of real runners who train hard and properly.
Sour grapes perhaps...
Saturday, 19 September 2009
So, it saved the firm a fortune in overtime and postmen also got to go home early on quiet days.
But soon after all of this Royal Mail stopped taking on full time postmen. Every time a full time postman left/retired/got the sack he was replaced by a part timer on (say) a thirty hour contract and the remaining full time postmen would then absorb the ten hours of work (between the forty hour job and the new thirty hour postman).
This of course led to a gradually increasing workload for the remaining full time postmen.
Fast forward about five years to today and in most delivery offices the full time/part time ratio is about fifty fifty.
You can imagine the increased workload.
Where in the past there was a 'swings and roundabouts' approach to things (you'll make time somedays lose time others) now it's a case of 'you'll lose a little time some days and a lot of time others'.
If a postman asks a manager to be paid for the extra work he has to do (some days up to three hours) he's told 'job and finish' - you'll make up the time on quiet days, which of course now is rubbish.
So postmen are now working probably about forty five hours a week for forty hours pay - which is okay if you're salaried but postmen are NOT they are contracted to be paid by the hour.
So there you have it. The actual CRUX of the dispute.
There are other things going on of course and management and the union will fall out all day long, but for postmen it's all about being forced to work for nothing.
How do I know all this - well it's because I am a postman of course!!
Friday, 18 September 2009
So, to put it simply, greedy fat pig arrogant bankers are to be bailed out by our children and the sick.
Is that putting it too simply??
And this is supposed to be a Labour (Socialist?) government!
Monday, 14 September 2009
Sunday, 13 September 2009
Friday, 11 September 2009
My favourite quote from this story so far: Unite Against Fascism were also present to "defend the mosque", they said
We have a very serious situation developing in this country. Revolt, division and civil strife is afoot. .
Thursday, 10 September 2009
Tuesday, 8 September 2009
I've noticed whilst reading about the said plot to blow up aeroplanes with liquid explosives that has been in the news today that a key word has been either missing or not often used in the reports. And that word is 'Muslim'. But, in an embrace of the Muslim community the BBC have used it here - in a positive way of course. In all of their other headlines it has been 'terrorists' or 'three men' or 'plotters', but not 'Muslims'.
So I read on, and this story is of course supposed to be all about Muslims 'welcoming jet plot verdicts', and the BBC have obviously gone to great lengths to find Muslims who 'welcome jet plot verdicts', BUT... read the article and you will see these quotes from supposed moderate BBC approved Muslims-
-could leave Muslims feeling persecuted and hostile towards Britain, he stressed."We should not be taking people's liberty away if the evidence is not there to justify it," he said
"It makes no sense to engage in actions that will anger many in the Muslim community hereWhy did we have to have a retrial? Because they didn't get the result that they wanted the first time, so they got it at the second time, so the guys didn't stand a chance."
"Walthamstow, being a Pakistani Muslim community, the faith in the police is not really there no more when it comes to terrorism."
-but have warned that government anti-terrorist powers should be used wisely
But the UK's role in military campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq had helped radicalise the plotters
warned of some Muslim scepticism that a retrial was needed to get the convictions the authorities sought
British Muslims are just as horrified and appalled by stories like this as ordinary Britons - perhaps more so because it reflects unfairly on themselves and their faith
"I think the word 'Muslim' shouldn't be attached to such an activity," said the woman. "I think the word 'Muslim', 'mosque' and the religion he belongs to shouldn't be attached to this activityHer husband said: "There are one billion Muslims in the world, so everybody's reputation is damaged saying a Muslim has done this."
The BBC have gone out of their way to give moderate Muslims a chance to speak up for their communities and faith and distance themselves from the extremists but it has in my opinion showed the Muslims in a very poor light.
If these are the opinions of the so called moderates then we have a huge huge problem.
Maybe the average Muslim has more in common with the jet plotters than with the average indigenous British man in the street. Maybe, maybe not. But the whole multicultural thing does not seem to be going too well to me.
Sunday, 6 September 2009
You'll see plenty of Muslim thugs in the Mail's photo's but none in the very PC ITV report which makes it look like it was the 'EDL' vs the police.
One caption for a photo the Mail used made me laugh though as it said 'police hold back members of the public protesting during the event' - members of the public!!??
Friday, 4 September 2009
People who walk along with them stuck to their ears and carry out a phone conversation (usually shouting) on the street or in the workplace for example.
If they're near to you when they start having a conversation (phone call) you can actually think for a moment that they're actually talking to you.
This has happened to me several times - ie: someone near to you (it's particularly startling when you don't know the person) starts saying the like of 'oh yeah well I told him to just sod off and he said to me...' and when this happens you sort of jump and say 'oh - what - pardon!' then you realise that they're actually on the fuckin' phone!!
Annoying arrogant prats.
I feel better now.
Sunday, 30 August 2009
I've gleaned these stats from various Internet sources and cannot verify their accuracy as crime figures for this event are strangely hard to find and also very conflicting for some reason.
But, who exactly gets what out of this 'celebration of multiculturalism'?
Thursday, 27 August 2009
I will remind you of the headlines from just a few weeks ago 'One in Five Births in England are to Foreign Mothers'.
Wednesday, 26 August 2009
This is a huge drop - in football terms 3 leagues as he moves from the Premiership down to League 2.
Asked why he had made such a move he waffled on about Notts County being the oldest club in the land with great traditions and heritage, and he felt that they were a club going places, with ambition etc.
What he didn't mention however is the fact that Notts County will pay him a staggering £40,000 per week in wages. This from a club that pays the majority of it's players a bog standard £500 per week wage (that's £25,000 per year as opposed to Campbell's £40,000 per week or £2million per year).
For my sins I love football (mainly West Ham) but I have to say that at the moment the game has been hijacked by shallow money men who are fleecing the ordinary (traditionally working class) fans and throwing money at players (some in the Premier League earn reportedly around £150,000 per week!), agents earns literally millions for arranging a single transfer and corporate noses are in the trough at every game.
The people's game has been taken from the people and Sol Campbell's brass neck nonsense ('great traditions - nothing to do with the money etc') sums it up perfectly.
I don't blame Campbell and he's no different to all the others really, but as long as people are willing to pay as much as £40 to watch a match, £50 for the (latest) replica shirt and £60 or so per month for Sky TV then the great gravy train robbery will just keep on rolling.
Sunday, 23 August 2009
What caught my eye about the story though was the salaries of these people.
These wonderful servants of the public were earning around £250,000 per year - that's just salary alone without expenses!
They see fit to pay themselves (which is more or less what they do) around TEN TIMES the average persons salary in the country today!!!
Snouts in troughs.
We need a shake up, a revolution.
Friday, 21 August 2009
And don't you just love the way the Labour government seem to be distancing themselves from the whole sorry mess?
They're as keen on his release as the Scottish 'government' (didn't know they had one actually).
Tuesday, 18 August 2009
I'm not going to go into the boring details of it all (I heard the Duchess taking calls about the show last week on radio and she sounded thoroughly unpleasant) but what made me laugh was the clip of the policeman stating (from the estate) what a very safe place it was. He was of course when he made the statement, wearing a stab proof vest...
Monday, 17 August 2009
Friday, 14 August 2009
These people I believe have pretty much invented their own jobs which then become invaluable.
But they are, as Mel Brooks said in the film Blazing Saddles 'Phony Baloney Jobs'.
If you look at any job page in a newspaper or online, then the plumbers, bricklayers, nurses, lorry drivers, postmen, shop assistants etc - ie: the real professions are outnumbered by all these (highly paid of course) nonsense (Phony Baloney) jobs such as: (and I quote) Community Manager, Corporate Partnerships Fundraiser, Business Strategist, Strategy Analyst, Innovation Advisor, Customer Insight Planner, Book Move Manager, Equality and Diversity Advisor, Neighbourhood Engagement Officer, Integrated Campaigns Manager... you get the picture.
Do these jobs actually do anything other than oil the greasy wheels of capitalism and enforce left wing brainwashing? No they don't.
It's all a load of self serving self important bollocks.
Come the revolution...