If anyone needs evidence that the UK is headed towards a worse than Orwellian police state run by useless snowflakes and their sponsors, read this. I just cannot believe this is going on, and the government is not intervening! We are on the brink of something that is a huge threat to freedom, common sense and a way of life that is in fact harmless. Someone somewhere is injecting sham issues into the narrative and turning young people into sham victims and that is going to lead to decent people being branded as criminals, which is what you will be if you breach these inane protocols.
Yes, this is in the Daily Mail, but the article is backed up with tangible evidence.
Fight back club: Refuse to comply. If you’re a snowflake, get over yourself for goodness sake!
The corporate surveillance police state that now ‘powers’ the UK is out of control.
Co-incidentally, in view of the timing of this article, I was recently visiting a town that charges between £2.00 and £3.20 an hour for parking, or £16 all day. WTF?! There is literally NO place where you can park for less than £2, and certainly not for free, even further out from the town centre. You literally cannot stop your car, causing pollution and a waste of fuel. Poor people cannot afford to stop and enjoy the location or shop anymore, so there are few people around in the scenic areas.
RIP The family outing – better to grow obese on the sofa in front of the telly
Of course, the council are Greens, so despite a name that creates the impression of caring for the environment and people, they are in fact making things worse. Of course the millions they make on parking fees and penalties pay their huge salaries, but do NOT go toward the upkeep of the town that features many areas and items in disrepair – something I’m logging with my camera.
Worse, want to take a bus, it’s £8 to travel 15 miles. Think about that! For the record, I took a bus the same distance as a student, and it was 15p. Or about £0.30p for non students.
UK councils are like oligarchs, all socialist on the outside, but greedy self serving and corrupt on the inside. Please don’t buy their green or community BS, if they cared, they would invest in making things EASIER for the motorist or public transport user, not worse. Effectively, they are entrapping people.
Fight back club: 1. Refuse to pay fines, no matter how threatening the letters your received or nasty the bailiffs. I was issued a fine for parking on a Sunday afternoon, around the back of a row of shops for a few minutes on a bit of road that I assumed was ok to park on. Little did I know there was a tiny no parking sign affixed to a building. Even if larger, there was no good reason for the parking restriction. I refused to pay the £100 fine and they have given up chasing me. What really showed how nasty these people are is that they must have used a hidden camera to spot my car and send a jobsworth around to affix the ticket to my windscreen. 2. Time to expose councils and replace them with something more visionary, compassionate and democratic. I have some ideas on this.
Please don’t let these dystopian corporations take control of our democracy and freedom to stop our vehicles and enjoy the day, oh, and buy things whose taxes pay for the infrastructure. It is these corporations who make all the surveillance gear and manage the issuing of fines.
I cannot believe people are complaining about this harmless ad from Tesco that is neither rude, offensive or other. What is really worrying is that it is ADULTS complaining now!
Have for a while been trying to workout how to stop this madness before the whole of the UK (if not the world) becomes a species of fragile humourless drones.
How to melt a snowflake or stop one forming
- Compulsory non combat military service during youth
- Compulsory rowing, rugby or other very intense outdoor sports between late single digits and mid teens (yes, I did all of it)
- Those slightly older should be forced to watch at least 2 episodes each of the following:
- The Two Ronnies
- Benny Hill
- Monty Python
- Open all hours
- The Sweeney
- I’ll add some more as I think of them
This would be banned today!
One of the frustrations of being in a position of leadership is that one has to temper ones, uhm, temper. There are situations when it may be acceptable to get strict with staff, but when it comes to politics and other matters where one may desire to express an opinion whilst releasing steam from the ears, where do you draw the line? Speak your mind in an internal email or blog post and risk alienating those in your team and other stakeholders? Or keep quiet, in order not to offend anyone. It’s a tough one.
I just learned that along with an 11 year old girl (still missing?) and two or three other people, one of the victims of the recent heinous atrocity in Sweden was a wonderful British guy from Spotify, and not only that, he held a position directly related to my work and my staff may have interacted with him. (Since it’s foundation, I have been a massive fan of Spotify for multiple reasons.)
Connections with my employer or not, he has been murdered in a horrific manner.
It really is time that people extract their heads from the sand and admit that something has to be done that may not be politically correct. What really bothers me is that for some reason that I cannot fathom out, a large proportion of those in the tech community (including tech blogs, some of which I have been banned from, simply for stating the truth, not being rude), are the sorts who have allowed this very atrocity to happen by supporting groups whose values are in direct contradiction to the society that allows their employers to blossom.
I am angry and very very upset. It will be interesting to know how many more wonderful people will be slaughtered before this is dealt with effectively.
(I was going to send this text to my team, but won’t. Shall keep my opinions within the personal sector – here.)
Here you go.
For the record, my day job is (was!, it’s finished!), designing a service that actually gives people control over their data. Do you want a future where you are the master of your well intentioned destiny, or at the whim of a cold remote entity run by a profit algorithm or worse?
You see folks, if their intentions were good, the chips would be embedded in removable water resistant bands or rings.
Fight track club: Think before injecting.
P.S. Sweden seems to be allowing some very dubious concepts to be tested, with consequences that are proving non to pleasant to date.
So this fun guy did what we have done in the West without harm for decades by creating a parody, and then receives death threats. Worse, he then apologizes, therefore capitulating to the forces of evil. Those without a chip on their soldier can take and enjoy a joke, but those lacking in intellect and any modicum of Joie de vivre are destined to threaten and persecute anyone who they feel is happier or more successful than they are.
Sadly, as events in Syria of the last 24 hours prove, our mixed loyalties caused by a penchant for global warming causing carbon fuels and hypocritical Oxford powered toxic liberal values mean we will continue to support the worser of the two evils in that part of the world. And this means less freedom for us, and long term, as the population demographics swing toward those who cannot enjoy a laugh, we are heading towards a true dystopian nightmare: 24/7 surveillance on one side, and inflexible group think on the other.
Fight back club: Don’t buy oil based products and never say sorry for harmless banter.
Can we reverse the law so it is possible to sue people for wasting the time of, well, courts, the authorities etc? Here we have a superb ad, that could have equally referenced ‘your son’, and people are complaining!
When is someone going to say “Enough is enough!” can we focus on climate change and other real issues that effect other people, not the self of useless snowflakes.
Cannot believe this is still happening! Are people so stupid and selfish today that if they read (for example) the word ‘foreman’ that it is taken personally? Or is it that they are being made to take it personally?
Are the idiot imaginationless jobsworths who come up with this aware of the book 1984, or how it is to live in a country like North Korea, where your every move or prose is monitored?
Fight back club: Refuse to comply. I shall continue to use all those terms in my personal and professional communications, even if doing so becomes illegal. Meanwhile, climate change and other serious matters continue, but of course, we want the precious little things to get all worked up about non issues as a distraction.
..for this horrific attack, this sort of behaviour by feral youth has been going on in our country for years now. And I know, I have witnessed and been subject to it. Further, one reads about elderly people being bludgeoned to death in or near their own homes, random acts of extreme violence in city centres after dark and so on. Make eye contact with the wrong sort of people, no matter your race or other, and you are in serious trouble. (I was attacked and nearly killed in London by a half cast muslim, and then years later, threatened by two semi drunk tattooed white trash, so the attackers and victims are just as ‘multicultural’ as each other.) About 6 years ago, I happened to walk onto the main shopping street in Oxford where a young white lad had been punched for no reason and fallen backwards smashing his head on the concrete paving, there was blood everywhere and his life was on danger. His ‘mates’ and others were just watching, one on his mobile, not to the emergency services, but to another friend moaning about how the fact his ‘friend’ was fighting for his life on the ground would ruin the rest of their day. About 15 other youth were standing around watching. I called 999 and was told by the equally appalling jobsworth policeman on the end of the phone “Er yes mate, we’re watching it all now.” (From live CCTV.) Believe me, if the cops has spotted a motorist doing over 20mph down St Giles, they would be out in force pronto for a nice little earner for the city council. So what we have here is a mix of compassionless youth (do read Lord Of The Flies) and detached dystopian police.
Returning back to today, yes Brexit has provided an excuse for those without anything between their ears to blame some of the wrong people for their woes, but the irony is that they have in this case targeted someone (a Kurd) who comes from a part of the world that is fighting ISIS. But they are too stupid to know, and you can be assured, if the victim was a posh white guy in a blue pin stripe shirt, he would have met the same fate. These are just awful people, ***** trash, and nothing new!
Let’s hope this incident is not exploited by those who oppose Brexit. (As a reminder, I voted remain but also empathise with the case for Brexit. But if asked to vote again, I will still vote remain, because the Pros outweigh the Cons.)
Fight back club: Get to the source of the problem! (In this case, feral youth and useless lazy non patrolling distant CCTV watching police.)
Back in the mid naughties, Australia and Australians were a bastion of all that is best in a people. (I know, I hired and befriended some.) A mix of the quick wit and social nature of us Brits + the industrious work ethic and love of outdoors activities of Californians. Upside of this is a people who were not only hard working, but interested in matters environmental. After all, look after Earth, and it looks after you!
Not sure what happened, but between then and a few years ago, something went wrong and the country has become obsessed with dirty energy and characterless sprawling trashy outdoor strip mall ‘neighbourhoods’ like those that cover America. (Drop a pin on a random location in the USA on Google maps and drag the yellow pegman onto a road to Streetview what I mean!)
Like most occasions when one makes a mistake, Australia has just been run over by their own karma, again.
“Don’t worry Sir, you’re safe up here. It’s only the little people who will perish.”
You may say this is only to be expected, low laying flat lands covered in water due to a periodical cyclone. Actually, not so. If you read to the end of the article, you get to the worrying part: Their food producing farmland has been devastated. Yes, for all we know, when the waters subside, it will leave behind nutritious soil (after all, that is why there are fertile lands besides rivers in the first place), but it is probably too early to tell.
The core issue – and why refusal to deal with climate change quickly should be humanity’s number one priority – is that we should not experiment with our planet’s eco system. Dabble in the lab and use supercomputers, but not outside.
I have repeatedly stated in this blog and on comments on other publications that the second the price of food rises to more than the income of more than a certain threshold of a populated area, we will have civil unrest. Food shortages caused by climate change will cause that. Have you ever been to the supermarket on a Sunday afternoon or just before the Christmas holidays? The shelves are empty because stock is cleared ready for replenishing with fresh produce the following shopping week.
It is annoying and makes you think just how reliant on the convenient availability of basics we are as a species.
The problem in the West is that we are so good at saving ourselves that few of us die when a major natural disaster strikes, unlike say in Pakistan where earthquakes and such lead to a far higher toll due to poor infrastructure design.
On the other hand, we get away with it because it didn’t hurt enough. If more Westerners were harmed directly by our self caused ‘natural’ disasters, we would do something about it quicker. For example, if a loving family member of an Australian (or other) politician was killed or injured by an event that may well have been caused by human induced climate change, being it is now ‘personal’, would they stop being pro coal and invest the nation’s billions in solar and other clean energy instead?
Fight back club: Don’t experiment with our only planet for short term capitalist or geopolitical gain.
So why not leave it there so we can move on from the age of plastics, pollution and climate change?
Although like many, I have an intense dislike of those US corporations who over the last few decades have persuaded American housewives to swap a fresh apple for a Pop-tart in their children’s school lunchbox, their broadcast media, whilst tacky and featuring atrocious graphic design, is at least ethical.
Right after 9/11, all US TV networks stoped broadcasting commercials during news stories about the attacks for several months. Not so here in the UK, in fact, it got worse. Channel 4 – the bastion of so called left wing ‘progressive*’ television – saturated the airwaves with dramadocs about 9/11, (I remember clearly there were about two or three every single week), and bombarded the programmes with commercials. Worse, they did what American TV shows do during normal times: As the show progresses, the gaps between each commercial break gets smaller, so right during the last few minutes of the program you get about three commercial breaks, or there are a lot of commercials in each break. Either way, it’s a nuisance and way OTT.
Well, here in the UK we have sunk that low again. I just clicked on a video report on today’s atrocity in Westminster on the Daily Telegraph website. Guess what? A 30 second commercial started to play first! I immediately closed the page, not wanting to profit either the advertiser or the newspaper. Other online papers do the very same thing, including the liberal ones. I just do not know how they can justify this.
Fight back club: Refuse to consume content that profits from carnage.
*= Encouraging people to behave in a manner that is not natural or good for them in the long term.
On Quora they asked what you would do if you were ‘Emperor of the world’ for a day. I replied: Make it mandatory for solar panels to be fitted (where practical) to every free rooftop, world-wide.
But in reality, if I had more than a day, I would (as per a separate Manifesto page I have been working on most of my life), ensure there was clear separation of state owned and commercial endeavours, with national infrastructure managed by the state employed morally upstanding people, and non essential ventures, such as the manufacturer of smart phones, vacuum cleaners and other things we like but don’t need left to the free market.
This is why. The second I learned a few years ago that Thames Water had been acquired by the Chinese and other distant emotionally detached entities, I knew something like this would happen. The public and environment are both being treated with contempt.
Fight back club: Unsure, but probably go back to how it was when water was collected locally and sewage ran into a septic tank under your garden, where nature (bacteria!) dealt with it.
We know you own the connection so are free to do as you wish with it, but in the interests of convenience, privacy and security, can you please stop requiring people to ‘signup’ for access. IE, request name, email and sometimes a phone number. You know full well people will use fake information, and if you demand legitimate data, you are going to lose some customers.
We don’t expect to give up our privacy when travelling on business or pleasure.
For example, McDonald’s use O2 and demand the customer’s mobile number. This is creepy and should be deterred.
How about businesses simply give out a WiFi password that is changed every so often to stop people nearby misusing the signal, like they used to do?
Fight back club: If you have a mobile signal, tether you device (laptop etc) to your phone or boycott the establishment.
A few posts ago, I used a similar term in a quote from Mr T.
And as per my previous post, incredibly selfish SJWs (where does the term ‘justice’ come from exactly?) are clamouring to terminate babies for any reason.
Having watched ladies who hold the very opposite view struggle to have one or more children and then devote love and attention to their upbringing and education, it becomes clear that to have a child and take care of it is one of life’s greatest goals, gifts and responsibilities. But to make love and create that child should not be looked upon with the same attitude as watching TV or playing a video game.
- There’s sex for fun (why not?)
- There’s messing around irresponsibly
- There’s sex for having a baby
- There’s rape
If 1 & 2, you protect against accidents. If 3, you can’t change your mind months later. Here’s why: If you adhere to decent family values, your family will help you bring up the child, so even if you cannot cope, you will manage. You are very lucky to have created life, so take care of it.
If 4, there’s the law, and common sense. The situation is totally different.
Fight back club: Time for protests to have this Savage woman fired.
I’m prepping a post entitled “The End Of Humanity” about the collapse of ethics and a race towards a cold compassionless selfish dystopian future influenced by a mix of toxic feminist ‘values’ and biotechnology. Ahead of my post, this woman has called for gender based abortion selection. Can we have her fired, she is not fit for the job.
‘Immigration is a privilege, not a right,’ Trump tells Merkel in first meeting.
The Donald is about to engage in planetary destruction, and so are the Australians and Canadians, who are now so far to the right on green issues, one can only throw one’s hands up in the air in exasperation. Note: The blame for all this, as per my long and overdue forthcoming blog post, lies with a mix of terrorism and precious snowflakes who laid the foundations for a massive swing to the right. (A fact that all my intelligent friends concur with, it’s not just my opinion.)
Anyway, if you are so angry, don’t use your gasoline powered car!
Vote with your wallet, and bankrupt the oil industry by not buying their awful dirty nasty.
After all, being a lefty, you’ll quickly boycott an orange if it’s from Israel (despite it being good for you and employing Palestinians and helping turn desert into arable land, no pun intended), so if you want to prove how righteous you are, do the same as alcoholics are supposed to do in order to stop consuming their favourite poison – go 100% teetotoil*.
Fight blackstuff club: Don’t buy any! Simples. What do you mean you have to drive to work? No you don’t, use Google maps and plot a cycling route if you cannot buy a Gogoro in the USA yet. Or walk – or skateboard – or inline skate. (I used to inline skate to work in London, fabulous aerobic workout!) You’ll be able to #SayNoToFatBottom too!
*See what I did there? 🙂
Over the last few years, there have been countless ads featuring not very well educated dodgy looking and sounding men promoting online gambling. “‘ello mate, 5/1 Chelsea score in the next 15 minutes.” And so on. Oh dear! Not to mention the casino style apps.
And then we read this.
What is it about the West that encourages irresponsible lifestyle and behaviour, only for us (the tax payer) to have to clean up the mess later? In California, where gambling is illegal, I was impressed how financially and personally responsible most people were. Organised with their finances, in control of their lives and never ever complaining about their lot or demanding of the state.
I have always believed the British attitude to capitalism to be highly immoral, equal to the junk food culture in the US (again, California is different, being people are sporty and well educated), and the aforementioned article in The Times really proves the point. As do my views on cancer, another man made disaster that is costing us billions to deal with thanks to our break it now, fix it later strategy.
Uh, because they have witnessed innocent people being slaughtered across Europe and elsewhere and have finally clicked?
Yet another reason (beyond reducing pollution) to install solar panels and try to get off grid.
Control, or be controlled. Your choice!
Oh dear, poor special snowflakes have no sense of humour. And of course, gender and race are way more important than ability to do the job properly!
Warning to entrepreneurs: Never hire anyone with a chip on their shoulder! It will always be about them, not the team.
Swedish jihadists funded themselves through benefits, govt says ‘unacceptable’ https://www.rt.com/news/380052-swedish-jihadists-benefits-report/
Well what did you expect?!
Those in the know have been warning about this for ages!