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Losers indeed

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5 or 6 years ago, I asked a well educated colleague of mine (who used to work for the BBC) what lay at the heart of one of the world’s oldest prejudices, being I had no idea at the time and was doing some research.

His reply was instant, “Envy!”

I hate to say it from the country I’m based in as I type this, but for those of you who have engaged in being creative, entrepreneurial or similar, there is a streak in some people diametrically the opposite of how (say) the Americans would respond to your success in life. A form of shrug, or puh, as if to day, “You’re better/having more fun than me, and I hate you for it.”

Trump may not be a man who can communicate as well as his predecessor, nor with tact, but his message is often spot on when you get to the core of the issue. And today, he told it like it really is.

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May 23, 2017 at 2:12 pm

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Told you so

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Have been warning my friends, family and colleagues for over a decade that social media was toxic and not suited to anyone under the age of 19 (anywhere) and even for adults, for it demeans our manner. I also predicted it would lead to suicides and other issues of the over stressed mind. Well, finally this has sadly been validated.

Several years ago, someone I know asked me what he should do for Lent. I said, close your Facebook account. He did, but not for long.

Apologies for sounding righteous, but in my role as technical and social visionary, sometimes beyond designing and making cool machinery, it is also nice to help people and society in general avoid certain disaster. Is it right to stand by and watch things unravel? Not much different than refusing to help a road accident victim.

Fight back club: UN needs to recommend an outright ban on social media to anyone under 19, world-wide.

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May 19, 2017 at 10:31 am

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Reap, snowflake

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Coming soon, the long overdue post that will probably instantly wreck some friendships and such, but truth has to be told. In summary, it is selfish somewhat bizarre contemporary ultra thin skinned dysfunctional liberals who have single handedly handed the environmental future of this planet to the wrong people – with the UK leaving the European Union and Donald Trump being elected in the US.

I’ll simply be listing a series of documented events that go back to about 1982, mainly covering matters of the bedroom and other awkward subjects.

I am too busy to finish and publish the post now, but just inserting a placeholder. I came up with the phrase, ‘Reap, snowflake’ myself last year before Brexit.

The irony of the situation today is incredible.

Note that I have been using the term 2+2=5 for years now, which was really an alternative way saying ‘fake news’, although I was referring mainly to inaccurate scientific reporting by corporations and right wingers. Liberals are also in denial about certain matters.

Let’s kick things off, in reverse chronological order…

Monday May 15 2017

US – This!

UK – Lads can wear skirts at school. (Although I’ll go into detail another time outside of this list, the reason for all this madness is financial. Men are to be made socially obsolete so women can pay clinics to be impregnated. By causing them to question their identity, men will lose their natural strength, desire and confidence. Don’t think so? I’ll track down the BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour episode where it was implied.)

Saturday May 13 2017

Several entries for today!

1. Why is the BBC putting this banner at the top of their Eurovision page? Who are they to tell me what to celebrate?

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2. The BBC are implying that his support of feminism and other ultra liberal behavior by the Canadian PM are popular. Who says? Why is he promoting concepts that are not supported by everyone, this blogger included? Are the BBC aware of the current political situation in the world both sides of the Atlantic?

Very glad I do not pay a penny in license fees to the BBC!



Scientific community warns* of a new virus that appears to be spread through homosexual behavior. The warnings are ignored, leading to thousands of horrific deaths. Politically correctness more recently (1990s onwards) leads to continued illness and death that is covered up by the MSM, but still researchable online.

*Scans of articles to follow. I have printed magazines in storage.

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May 11, 2017 at 6:30 pm

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More ‘Parking Eye’ criminal money grabbing

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This needs to be stopped. Although English (partly), I pity the fact the lives of the typical person here is a lifelong battle against dubious councils and companies. There is so little time to actually live any more. No wonder there is an increasing number of incidences of mental illness, people are stressed to breaking point by an out of control unpredictable inconsistent mechanised dystopia.

Fight back club: Don’t pay. Don’t even waste time reading the letters, just photograph them with your phone, discard – and get on with your life. Revolution is about breaking the law if need be to create a better more decent world. If everyone revolts, the evil ones will perish due to lack of resources.

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May 11, 2017 at 3:04 pm

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Corbyn is right

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V busy, but being we’re about to have another election and the whole future of the country is at stake, (and consider this as part of my own planetary manifesto), society should be structures as follows:

Core infrastructure, such as the following, managed by the state, with private companies contracted by tender to provide any tactile products, such as rolling stock and such. (Similar to how the military operates.)

  • Railways
  • Motorways
  • Internet
  • National Health Service

Non essentials, managed by the private sector with the state there to protect consumers against poor business practice. IE…

  • Cars
  • Mobile phones
  • Flat screen TVs
  • Music streaming services
  • Etc

People argue that the trains used to be far worse when state owned. Totally untrue. The carriages had private compartments and comfortable seats. The staff were well dressed and polite. Only downside was trains polluted a lot more then because they were often reliant on dirty fuels.

We need a consistent brand for the railways – nationwide, fair pricing, well treated staff and modern technology. Today, each train is different, some with WiFi, some with decent fold down trays behind the seats, some with dirty toilets, some with well positioned power sockets, some journeys of the same distance cost more than others and so on. This inconsistency of design and pricing means that passengers are forced to choose based on their location, IE, it’s luck of the draw whether you get a good service.

If the government brings in top designers and visionaries to design a rail network of the future, it can then give the private sector the work to realise the design. The upside will be a less exhausted and frustrated commuter that in turn will be good for the economy.

Infrastructure cannot be for profit, it has to be there as a foundation with which to BUILD a successful ethical economy.

The same with the mobile phone business. We are still no there yet. Whole areas lacking coverage making it annoying for the locals and equally so for business people travelling who need to gain access to the cloud away from the office, cafes, pubs and so on.

Fight back club: Vote for consistency and fairness

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May 11, 2017 at 1:30 pm


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Good to see common sense fighting back against the forces of unnatural sham social concepts.

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May 10, 2017 at 10:46 am

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And the evil dystopian parking companies…

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…continue to exploit the already over stressed English public.

If Jeremy Corbyn does one or both of the following, of which the second covers the first, I’ll vote for him:

  1. Repeals ALL hospital parking charges, for everyone, for ever, no strings attached or small print.
  2. Makes parking in the UK free, everywhere, except outside fire stations and other similar locations where access and/or safety is paramount

But he won’t because the appalling entrapment based economy the UK is now based upon means that more and more people are going to be paying to stop their vehicles and waste millions of pounds driving around trying to find or exit car parks, not to mention pollute the air.

The English are too slow or reluctant to protest.

Fight back club: Refuse to pay to park and intentionally stay over the limit and refuse to pay any fines. Stop allowing landlords and ‘Parking Eye’ type ‘businesses’ to ‘own’ the planet. They are contemptible immoral bastards and need to be shut down.

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May 9, 2017 at 10:55 pm

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The useless snowflakes continue their crying

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Whilst I don’t have time for her policy towards clean energy and the demotion of junk food, the one thing that our current PM can be praised for is having balls and not letting the useless oh woe is me snowflakes get her down.


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May 9, 2017 at 10:29 pm

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Barking mad

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Uh, the government of the UK are still so in bed with the oil industry and supplier nations in that not so nice part of the world. So to appease them, rather than kick out or lock up the nasties who the police in the UK and France admit to having tracked BEFORE they carried out murder and carnage, they are letting them stay and instead a) Monitor us all b) Ruin our open democracy that was working rather well until we capitulated by creating a ‘wall of steel‘ around our great institutions, this time, with dogs.

Fight back club: Kick them out or lock them up. And if you’re a consumer, go solar.

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May 7, 2017 at 4:48 pm

How very American

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It was only a year into my 10 years in the US that I discovered the one major flaw in American society – a total lack of common sense. Ability to comprehend why things happen and deal with them at the source, rather than try to get the ship back into the bottle later.

And this is dangerous. As forecast in many dystopian science ‘fiction’ books and movies, Taser (now Axon) are introducing the sort of Minority Report type technology to deter crime. And once this is coupled with that other dubious corporation, Facebook, with their forth coming mind reading technology (it will happen!), our worst privacy nightmares will be realised.

What isn’t being discussed is WHY there is crime! What causes the sorts of activity that requires this type of surveillance? The poverty trap? Multiculturalism? Liberal justice? Conservative justice? Culture? Genetics? More than one of the above?

This lack of common sense analysis applies to the American attitude to gun ownership and associated massacres too. I have stated on this blog that the (non political) mass killings occur due to fundamental flaws in American social and family life, and that removing guns won’t prevent more multiple fatality incidents, as recent vehicular terrorism have proven.

All these things are connected, and the sooner America studies the relatively stable societies of old school Europe, the better, else large corporations are going to profit from this disaster of a society to our mutual detriment.

Fight back club: Fix society.


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May 1, 2017 at 10:20 am

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How very right wing, on one had, good at dealing with despots, but despotic when it comes to the environment. So rather than invest in alternative energy sources such as solar, hydro, wind and other, Trump is not only going to risk polluting areas of outstanding natural beauty (AONB), but continue spewing CO2 into the atmosphere with his new energy policy.

Fight back club: Get off the grid.

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April 29, 2017 at 8:23 am

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Worse than 1984

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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!

UPDATE: April 27 2017 – Melted!

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April 22, 2017 at 3:08 pm

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Paying to stop your vehicle

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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.

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April 21, 2017 at 9:30 am

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Is every Brit a precious snowflake now?

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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!



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April 13, 2017 at 7:59 pm

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The terror just got personal

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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.)

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April 9, 2017 at 10:40 pm

And so it begins…

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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.

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April 7, 2017 at 3:40 pm

Humour the best medicine, unless…

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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.

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April 7, 2017 at 12:12 pm

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And more!

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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.

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April 5, 2017 at 5:01 pm

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More cultural Marxism in action

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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.

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April 2, 2017 at 6:42 pm

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Before Brexit is blamed…

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..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.)

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April 2, 2017 at 5:23 pm

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Reap (don’t) sow

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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.

Australian floods

“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.

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March 31, 2017 at 11:59 am

BBC News: Hurricane makes ‘largest undeveloped’ oil find in UK waters

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So why not leave it there so we can move on from the age of plastics, pollution and climate change?

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March 27, 2017 at 7:10 pm

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British VS American Capitalism

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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.

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March 23, 2017 at 1:03 am

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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.

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March 22, 2017 at 2:13 pm

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And NO! again.

Dear EE, if you pull the second one here in the UK, you lose my business. And if any company pulls the first one, they lose my business too.

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March 20, 2017 at 10:20 pm

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