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Climate change is freaking people out enough to not want kids

Again! Now USAToday are doing it, sticking huge distracting captions across video reports. Why?? (At least this one has a voice over.)

As for the subject, these people are being very considerate, but will grow old and lonely.


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December 30, 2016 at 7:15 am

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World’s highest bridge opens to traffic in China

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Yet more lazy dystopian journalism from the BBC!

How can one enjoy the splendid bridge and view of there is oversized text over 1/3rd of the image area? And why are we forced to read rather than lay back and listen to a commentary?

What is the agenda of the media today, with this dumbing down?

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December 29, 2016 at 9:09 pm

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Fun is…

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…collaborating on a Google Docs page, and when the other party’s cursor is in view, paste in BOO!

or a scary picture.

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December 29, 2016 at 7:44 pm

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To a better place?

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So many wonderful people have passed away in 2016. Just learned of the passing of Carrie Fisher, whose character in the latest Star Wars reboot was a wonderfully welcome mix of warmth and discipline. (Similar to Captain Janeway of Star Trek Voyager fame.)

Makes one think that with life down here becoming such a catastrophe, if all the good people are being spiritually evacuated before things really fall apart.

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December 27, 2016 at 10:46 pm

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Experts call for official guidelines on child screen use

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Take it further, a total 100% ban on use of social media by anyone between 0 and 18.

Suggest also that Lord Of The Flies becomes part of the corriculum, as it was mine.

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December 25, 2016 at 5:53 pm

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Council tries to tape off the sea to stop Christmas bathers having a dip

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More envious at other people’s enjoyment of life and freedom jobsworths repressing the smarter than them populace.

Got that?

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December 24, 2016 at 4:57 pm

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World’s largest hedge fund to replace managers with artificial intelligence | Technology | The Guardian

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Just so terrifying for so many reasons.

Everything evil predicted in visionary dystopian novels is coming true.

Written by Oflife

December 23, 2016 at 3:23 am

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More lazy dystopian ‘journalism’

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Ah, an article with an interesting premise, great! Must read or view.

Uh, maybe not.

Soon as I loaded the page, a video commercial began to play (from Amazon, the one with the priest and the imam) – with the audio ON, so I was immediately shocked out of my relaxed evening state of mind by an unwanted unsolicited unexpected sound* as the commercial began to play.

Not something you expect when READING an article, as opposed to watching a YouTube video. So I did what I always do, hit MUTE and as way of protest, scrolled down so I didn’t have to see the rest of the ad.

I had planned to read the article, but being that watching a video is easier than reading because you can listen to the dialog and kick back, I scrolled back up after the ad finished.

(Yes, it’s a video, like the unwanted ad, but I expect sound when I manually hit PLAY, but not automatically. What if I am in an office or there are kids sleeping in the next room?)

Anyway, things only got worse! CNN have followed the BBC and Sky (or maybe one of the other started the trend?) and displayed huge slow appearing captions on top of the video covering up the content (WTF?) and making it inconvenient to follow.

So, I have neither watched the ‘video’ or read the article, it it just too much hassle.

Fight back club: Can those of you who want this all undone join me and complain to the broadcasters? I no longer user Twitter so cannot tweet direct, but will use their contact forms.

*Note that such stress will contribute to the shortening of your life expectancy, just pointing that out!




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December 22, 2016 at 8:31 pm

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Dear Liberals,

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I temporarily disabled my blog because there were reports that the German police got the wrong man, and I am keen on 100% accuracy here. However, although the reports were true, the person who did carry out the act was of a similar profile to the wrong man anyway, so this blog post remains appropriate.

Whilst sitting eating a home made English Breakfast this morning, I sat in stunned disbelief as the increasingly immoral BBC Radio 4 interviewed some obviously very left wing German commentator or politician about the horrific slaughter of 12 people in Berlin last night. Not to mention the 50 or so who have no doubt received life changing injuries.

The first issue is, why did the BBC interview, yet again, someone from that side of the spectrum, and secondly, why was the interviewee in total denial of reality?

I don’t know if the German people are alas being brainwashed by the same lies and distortions of reality that the UK youth seem to be receiving, but I have news for you based on my years on this planet, and there are plenty of other far wiser and experienced people who will echo this: Evil that is ingrained into someone or a group cannot be extracted or denied. We are at war, this is not a hug fest on Cornmarket Street in Oxford.

On Sunday I learned to my disgust (and this bought a tear to my eye) that a lovely University grad colleague with exemplary skills that could benefit the UK economy has been deported from the UK due to some minor issue with his visa. First of all, yes, if you are intentionally breaking the law, you have to suffer the consequences. But this person was not full of hate, had high cognitive abilities and was a force for good in society.

Yet, so we can keep our oil supplies fluid, we keep allowing more nasties into our lands, whilst kicking out the decent. Meanwhile the liberal media continue to try to say nice things about the nasties because they don’t have the strength and intelligence to speak the truth and/or are brainwashed by our enemies on our toxic University Campuses.

Back to my main point: Just because you are nice, and/or mean well, does not mean a) Everyone else is the same way. b) You are right.

Oh, one more thing, for all his or his nation’s flaws, Putin gets it.

Fight back club: Choose who you allow into your house. And try to use oil and other carbon fuel free products. Hard, but if we all do the best we can, it will make a difference! Am about to order some 100 watt solar panels and regulators. Walking the walk!

Written by Oflife

December 20, 2016 at 12:19 pm

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Battle Royaleity

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Exhibits AB – C

Don’t fight back club: Don’t pander to the organisers?

(Lost for words really. Always was of the belief that despite all the prophesies made in fictional writings, we would never as a species actually execute on the worst of our concepts.)

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December 15, 2016 at 11:52 pm

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Glasgow bin lorry crash prosecution ruled out – BBC News

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Posted the above from my phone the instant it popped up because I have been following this story since the day it happened. Knowing just how corrupt and un-democratic UK councils are, I knew this would be the outcome. They are so nasty and self serving, it is both a disgrace to the public and also very worrying for our freedom.

Just today, our councils have announced a crack down on fly tipping. But I wonder why the fly tipping is occurring in the first place hmm? Let’s see now:

  1. Introducing complex consumer waste disposal policies, that are different in every single post code, confusing people.
  2. More importantly, despite flooding the country with dystopian CCTV monitored paid for parking spaces for a nice little earner (as covered in other sections of this blog), our councils have reduced the number of days public recycling and rubbish tips are open. And of course, the opening days differ depending on the location. So as per item 1, people get confused and can only visit on days that may be inconvenient for them. Effectively, this is, like so many council initiatives, tantamount to entrapment.

Is it no wonder people have given up? Council members here in the UK live in their own little world, that shows NO concern for us. Contempt is the right word.

Update: December 15 2016 – Well what a surprise!

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December 9, 2016 at 4:09 pm

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The madness continues!

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Just want to give this chap some publicity so concerned reader(s) can frequent his shop and help out. I will on next visit to London.

Meanwhile, in Germany the immigrants are raping and abusing their naive hosts, but the champagne socialists say nothing.

Note that there is reference in the aforementioned article in the DM that we need to be sensitive in times of cultural, oh, whatever, but the issue is it is the Soros powered toxic liberal agenda that has injected this non issue into the media in the first place!

All bread and circuses to keep our eyes off out of control climate change – the oil companies must be loving it! Did any of you fragile self serving selfish special snowflakes know that global average temperatures are now rising so fast we may reach the point of no return, if not already? Oh, and harmless giraffes are at risk too. Go do something useful and tangible to save OUR world, stop moaning and grow some.

Fight back club: Fight back, and then some!

BTW, over the last 10 years or so, I have been trying to find out why all this is happening. And pending a little more research, will confirm it maybe a wealthy man named George Soros. Most worrying and proves what a lot of us thought that there is in fact an intentional attempt at social engineering by some entity somewhere with immense power.

Written by Oflife

December 8, 2016 at 11:02 am

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Fitbit – Don’t break Pebble!

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Right, breaking off from matters of civil dignity to focus on tech (my day job, except right now) to plead with Fitbit to leave Pebble alone. They are the only company to have got the smart watch right, first time, on time, and several time again.

  • Great tactile controls and intuitive UX
  • Daylight readable always on screen
  • Great battery life
  • Very tough (mine can go to 150 feet under water apparently! Not sure I can though.)
  • Pleasing aesthetics depending on the model
  • Do what they do well – and that Sir/Maam is the core issue!

All the smart techies I know wear a Pebble or Garmin Fenix 3.

Fitbit, leave them alone, or integrate your tech into a future Pebble, but don’t stop selling their watches or mess with the aforementioned value propositions.

Thank you!

Fight fitbit club: Pass this on.


Written by Oflife

December 1, 2016 at 5:21 pm

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Beware the jobsworth apocalypse

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And people wonder why Trump won in the US and we voted Brexit here!

Although I used to maintain the dedicated Towards Dystopia page on this blog, (no time – things so see, people to do!), along with other sensible people (I hope), I cannot believe how quickly this country is turning into a police state devoid of reason or common sense. And woe anyone who attempts to say otherwise or challenge the status quo. That is the power of a bitter josbworths who are alas making their way further up the chain of command, from council leaders to head teachers and the police. All once honourable professions.

Exhibit A – Note reference to ‘speeding along’ 37MPH? Really? And how were they supposed to remember who was driving? In the past, a polite but concerned policeman would pull over a driver, and make a common sense judgement on the road conditions, the state of the driver (young, drunk, not paying attention etc – VS – professional new to the area and made an innocent error), today, it’s all automated, and even if you are INNOCENT or wish to challenge the fine, you face a massively time consuming and stressful battle.

Exhibit B – This is probably one of the most worrying examples of toxic politically correctness to creep into our educational system, and further part of the replacing of natural tactile activities (in this case, raising one’s hand in class) by other means to further appease the precious snowflakes. Hope the headmaster is fired or the parents pull their children from the school immediately if they can find another in their catchment area. Hope the social engineers behind this madness realise how weak, spoiled and useless the product of their self serving deeds will be?

Exhibit C – The mass archiving of web pages and other private data associated with your life. All to protect us from the bad guys. Really? Can we define what is worse, a huge breach of individual privacy by even the Food Standards Agency, or occasional threat of terrorism? If the authorities wish to track a suspect, fine, monitor, spy on and more that person or persons, but not the lot of us! Thank you. Why not stop the sorts of people who become criminals from coming into the country in the first place? At least the Australians show some testicular fortitude and impose standards at their borders. My concerns about CCTV and comprehensive surveillance since day one has been:

a) Misuse and breach of privacy for profit by our news media.
b) Misuse of data by corrupt government or other officials.
c) Monitoring of (for example) fracking protesters and other good people.
d) Use of it all to repress people if the technology falls into the wrong hands. (Unlikely, but it could happen.)

Exhibit D – (No link yet) Councils have turned every bit of land into a car park, where dystopian parking machines render the most dignified professional adult to tears whilst CCTV cameras monitored by evil corporations such as ParkingEye watch your every move. Oh, and don’t have the correct change? Well you’ll have to signup for their app (and pay a fee that is MORE than the sign says in it’s disclaimer) and guess what? They will know where you have parked, then, now and forever. ParkingEye, you ARE evil! Now f*ck off.

Exhibit E – How could I forget? Yesterday morning, and again today, the main interview subjects on the BBC’s Radio 5 Live were some clearly not very bright oh woe is me vegi wimen protesting that the new plasticy £5 note contains (I forget the term) a biproduct of beef. Holy cow batman! We’re all going to fry! 0.1 of the population, including a Hindu, an Irishman and a Jew walked into a bar / (scratch that), were upset that our national currency was ‘polluted’ with animal product. Oh no! Meanwhile, climate change is wrecking havoc across the world (fires in Israel, Tennesee and elsewhere), kids are dying in Syria (& Yemen – had to slip that in), a tragic air crash has wiped out most of a beloved Brazlilian football team, the polar ice caps are melting, everything else is in melt down too, and all they care about is a personal sensitivity to the ‘ingredients’ in the makeup of our currency!

FFS people: a) Natural incredients are better for the environment. b) The plastic that makes up the note is way more harmful than the beef biproduct, that by it’s nature will be biodegradable, and c) You are not expected to EAT your hard earned money, unless the jobsworth apocalypse renders your local supermarket shelves empty…

Update: Dec 2 2016 – Inventor of plastic note talks sense, phew!

Fight back club: Protest? Emigrate to more dignified lands? Am running out of ideas.

Written by Oflife

December 1, 2016 at 2:39 pm

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