Unless you’re well loaded, financially, things are starting to get very difficult for many people due to various factors.
This cyclical nature of the Western economy is, like the solar cycle of identical length, something we take for granted. But it needn’t be that way. Despite living in the ‘free’ West, most people are not really liberated. (This whole blog is all about such a state of affairs and is what motivates me in my work too.)
So, unless you are in absolute power, meaning you won’t have to concern yourself with such matters, I’m willing to bet your typical Brit is worrying about the following:
- Paying the mortgage
- Paying the car loan
- Paying the electricity bill
- Paying the council tax
- Paying the water bill
- Paying the food bill (How much?!)
- Paying for the kids toys
And so on, silently, like a slowly ticking time bomb.
Always hoping your ship will sail in tomorrow, such that the stress that tugs at your soul 24/7 will finally be lifted so the strain it puts on your personal relationship(s) is all gone.
Sadly, things are not engineered to occur like that. There is no Hollywood ending in reality. (As per most British directed movies that tend to feature a more realistic 3rd act.)
The part solution to this is as I have been saying for 15 years or more and why a NASA image of the sun is my universal avatar, is for as many individuals and businesses as possible (Mrs May won’t have the government do it, she’s in bed with big carbon/nuclear) to fit as many solar panels as possible to their premises or garage.
Instead of buying that 42″ LG 4K OLED TV, (next year?), buy two 150 watt solar panels (£300), a leisure battery or two (£85), two regulators (£60), and get your basic gadgets off grid 24/7. As solar panels come down in price, you’ll be able to add more, get some more batteries (maybe a Tesla Powerwall?) and then take some major white goods appliances off grid too. A solar powered fridge eh? The irony!
By doing this, you’ll spend a bit, but then reduce your power bill and even be able to feed back into the grid once your output exceeds your input. Either way, you’ll benefit the environment and be setup to survive a power cut when the End Of Days apocalypse comes to pass.
Light back club: Invest in this…
Dang, comments section closed seconds before I could post my view, so copied it to the clipboard…
“More lefty BS. Havn’t you lot realised you are not only morally wrong, but historically and biologically? Women do wonders, but are NOT male. Remember that video a few weeks back of two female police officers screaming and running away from a thug who was attacking someone? That is your useless precious gender equality for you. It is bad enough with women wanting to be fire fighters. I know who I want carrying my 150lb loved one down the ladder.
ELC, please don’t change your ways else you will lose my business.”
Now, how are the climate change and anti pollution protests going? Anyone?
The fascist cultural Marxist police state continues to twist the screws on our toxic University campuses. Hope enough students still with testicles will rebel and bake the useless precious snowflakes responsible for such rediculous goings on.
Meanwhile bees die, plastics pollute, fish stocks dwindle, climate changes, but all you idiots do is moan about self – leaving the planet to die a slow painful dystopian death.
Get over yourselves!
Just PLEASE hope this security guard is released and not charged.
A few years ago, I was witness to and photographed the daylight theft of three top of the line mobile phones from a Carphone Warehouse store just as I was leaving. I asked why the staff didn’t chase after the thieves (like I did, camera shooting away!) and why the store didn’t have CCTV, being it seems to be the in thing today for spying on more innocent people like motorists accidentally doing 36 in a 30 zone.
Answer, the staff are trained not to put their lives at risk, and the cameras cost more than the amount of merchandise stolen every year. I also wish to point out that it took the police a week to view my photos, despite my offer of handing them over there and then!
The mind boggles! If people think they can get away with crime, then they will try again! And in the aforementioned case, they did. The O2 store up the street was robbed the next week, by the same people!
Fight back club: Fight back! World’s male population is being turned into precious snowflakes, except this brave security guard. Hero!
I don’t publicise my blog, but I think it’s time to start to advertise it before it is to late.
Right, we now have a superb opportunity to use good old fashioned investigative journalism and contemporary social capitalism to test two news stories, one slightly more important than the other:
- Yesterday, there was an explosion at a nuclear plant operated by the French. They say there is no risk of nuclear contamination / leakage. We have heard that before, but currently no one outside the plant knows, so how about the operators invite the world’s media over for a looksi? If it is so safe, (and it may well be), then they will have no hesitation to allow people to enter the plant without any protective gear and unfettered access to all areas. Energy plants are part owned by and for the public, so unlike a corporate facility where IP will need to remain hidden, they should have nothing to hide.
- As is customary this time of year, the UK’s tabloid media are predicting an apocalyptic 4 INCHES of snow this weekend. My Lord, we’re all going to die! It’s a wrap. Up. They have been saying this for years now and been wrong on each count. This leads me to an idea (“Ding!”), a news service that pays compensation to their readers/subscribers for each story that is proven inaccurate. Maybe even offer rewards to journalists for accuracy of reporting? After all, if you visit a restaurant and the service is sup par, the manager will sometimes reduce the bill or offer a complimentary desert. On the other hand, if the service is outstanding, you’ll drop a fiver on the silver tray as you grab that enticing chocolate mint. Likewise, if your train is very late, you are now entitled to a full or partial refund from the operator.
Fight BS club: Prove it!
UPDATE 2: February 21 2017 – Uhm…
UPDATE: February 16 2017 – Well, not a peep about the reactor explosion in France since. So, the media are all laying into Trump, but not investigated an explosion at a nuclear plant FFS!*
And of course, approximately 10% of the UK was dusted in literally less than 0.5mm of ‘snow’ that melted quicker than a precious snowflake at an anti-Trump rally.
Fake news? More like, no news of importance!
*Fudge Fudge Sugar
Good to see someone calling it. Problem with the West is, because we are a free society, we are left to our own devices, and human nature (that started in the Garden of Eden), is to choose the sweeter more comfortable path, not necessarily the right path!
Whilst watching Total Recall (1990) and observing the intrusive, annoying security arrangements and masses of dysfunctional people, I thought how awful, unatural and sham liberated such a future was, and hoped it remained a fantasy, even if some scenes were a VR simulation.
Unfortunately, step by step, our real planet is turning into one huge open prison. Here in the UK, and now thanks to the mayor of New York (or it may be Boston?), parts of the US, there are intrusive cameras everywhere. They won’t stop anyone doing anything bad, those who do bad don’t care if they are recorded – it’s a badge of honour (or they have nothing to lose anyway), else the UK’s street urchins would not beat people up in clear view of CCTV cameras.
Similarly, our once open public landmarks (it started with the US Embassy prior to 9/11 after an early overseas attack) are now surrounded by large concrete or steel bollards or barriers. And today we learn that a glass wall is to be built around the Eiffel Tower.
How far will this go?
The thing is, it doesn’t have to happen at all. Thanks to liberals, (and I understand, Mr Soros), the authorities are going against the will of the majority and continuing to force us to allow in our enemies as part of a huge social engineering project that no one voted for.
Fight back club: Write to your MP? Organise a huge counter protest?
More selfish femminist bollocks.
And people wonder why Hillary lost?
Get over yourselves!
I wonder how many American babies will be treated in Iran?
These people are the masters of using their long suffering children as propaganda tools. Just disgusting.
A meme often associated with the forthcoming robot/AI apocalypse, but in this case, it refers to something I have been saying for years now to colleagues, in comments online and within this blog: That the most serious threat to social stability will be when basic essential foods (that does not refer to an overpriced ciabatta or flapjack in a coffee shop) cost more than a person or family earns and/or there are shortages of produce that are required for consumption fairly often for our good health.
Well it is happening.
The number one cause of this is climate change. The atmosphere is saturated, hence your car is all misted up inside every morning (and wasn’t in the 70s), it is raining a lot everywhere and the temperature is unstable. (-6 or 7 a few weeks ago, up to 12 the other night!)
Nature has evolved to cope with gradual changes, (slow reduction in volcanic emissions over the millennia for example), not the sudden impact of human activity.
Fish stocks are also being effected by algae blooms and our general population growth. If this all continues as quickly as it is, all other threats (that effect and kill very few people on the grand scale of things) will fade into obscurity.
Fight back club: Invest in solar, I am! Just purchased a regulator and we are researching large panels, leisure batteries and inverters, to get the house and office off the grid, bit by bit. Even if it’s too late, at least we’ll be able to listen to some CDs when Spotify stops working when the Internet shuts down. 😉
President T wants to revert back to the dirty energy of the past. Our job is to make such sources obsolete, so there is no market for them, the ONLY way to do this is for YOU to control where your energy is generated. It is no good buying an electric car if it is charged using coal generated electricity! That is just shoving the issue under the carpet.
‘Chlorine chicken’ could be added to UK menu after Brexit deal https://www.rt.com/viral/375985-chlorine-chicken-us-uk-trade/
I only got food poisoning from chicken in the USA, so beyond the nastiness of this, it is pointless. Our bodies immune systems will weaken if we are over protected. Plus, all this processing ruins the nutritional value, as per irradiated fruit.
FYI, I voted to remain!
Hope any liberals read this aforementioned article in full before expressing any further opinion on recent goings on in the US. So heart breaking.
Sorry, just a little puzzled, where were the snowflakes who are protesting at the travel policy introduced stateside the other day that has been introduced in the past by President Bill Clinton (without fanfare) and designed by the Obama administration when…
- 3000 people were murdered on September 11, 2001
- 30 or so Brits were slaughtered on a beach in Tunisia (lack of ongoing coverage of this is inexplicable, despite over 20 years of hype when one person is shot or stabbed in a crime in an inner city where the person is probably involved in crime themselves)
- Hundreds of innocent French were murdered over the last few years
- Hundreds were killed in various other random locations around Europe, the US and Asia
Anyway, if anyone would care to drop me a line to provide some enlightenment, that would be much appreciated! Ideally, just post a comment below.
On the upside, in the UK anyway, 1 million protested at this sensible if poorly implemented filtration system, but there are approximately 63,000,000 here, so as usual with these matters, it is the silent clued up majority that really counts, and that dear reader is why Brexit happened and Trump is in the White House.
We are at war and the total lack of understanding or patience by the usual suspects is a disgrace. I wonder what would have happened to them if they tried this during WW2 and prevented the authorities from protecting their very souls!
Just as a footnote, I am no fan of Western policy in the Middle East, in particular our eternal oil wars and accidentally offending other cultures by our very presence. I wrote about this in 1992 in my short story predicting a nuclear terrorist attack on New York City – but us civilians have nothing to do with it, did not vote for it, in particular those of us who avoid using petroleum based products (I just ordered my first large solar panel to continue our move to an off grid life/work style), but if we were not purchasing oil from those regions, they would not be as wealthy as they are, and should be grateful for our custom, even if the output of their product is polluting and contributes to climate change.
Geopolitics is complex, so much so, it takes brevity to learn how the whole sorry affair works, because it teaches one truth: We live in a nasty world, and our lifestyles exist because politicians do things ‘on our behalf’ (not Trump, he hates all our meddling, as he made clear before and after the election), so sometimes, I wonder why I even write blog posts like this, because it’s beyond us ‘ants to do anything about. But the reality is, most of the terror and nasty that goes on in the world is all about envy. Intellectuals, football stars, musicians, web designers and more don’t commit crime because they enjoy their lives and gain pleasure in entertaining others and seeing others happy.
Certain cultures and groups dislike ‘fun’ (music, pets etc) and need to chill and stop blaming everyone else for their self induced woes. And those who defend them should focus on climate change and other worldly issues that are occurring in parallel.
Sometimes there is a datum that allows one to test a theory.
Before I went to see the movie Passengers today, I knew full well that I would enjoy it, despite not having seen any trailers.
S P O I L E R A L E R T
- The negative reviews I had read projected the usual unethical, disjointed dishonest man bashing feminism that is destroying Western society at breakneck speed. So, whenever this sort of thing happens, no matter how superb the production design, music, acting and visual effects, the movie was destined to be panned.
- A friend who shares my taste in movies liked it too! 🙂
And I did indeed. It was wonderful, emotional and beautifully made, with excuisit attention to detail and imagination.
As per this review that I randomly came across whilst Googling the movie after seeing it, the male character was NOT some nasty exploitative rapist, he was a real man, you know the opposite of the useless woe is me snowflakes who are seeping into the narrative these days. He cared, too, spending a year considering his actions!
Oh, and one more thing, if she had NOT been woken up, Pratt’s character would not have been able to save the ship on his own, and they would all have died anyway. So there.
Hollywood and the left wing media are do disgusting in their hypocrisy, it is incredible! They embrace a career first selfish lifestyle that leads to quick divorce and messed up children and are trying to destroy what it is to be a human being by projecting values into the minds of youth that are out of sync with the natural intuitive order of things.
It is such a relief that for all his flaws, America just voted in a President who doesn’t take poop and will slap the shoulder chipped SJWs back into place.
Fight back club: Grow some.
So an unarmed Trident missile took a wrong turn towards the USA, not the sea near Africa.
The UK media are pressuring the government to give our enemies insight into our primary deterrent.
Of course, it is very political, no one realising that all complex technical systems, including Space-X rockets, will sometimes fail.
When it comes to a real nuclear exchange, failures like this, that are tests, will have ironed out most if not all the serious bugs. If we let our enemies know of any flaws in new systems, then it leaves us with our shields down, so it needs to be covered up.
If there is an accident and people are killed or injured, then that is a different thing.
Out of the blue the media is discussing research re the carcinogenic effects of heated carbs.
Why is it that every so often, we are told again what we already know as if it is something new?
I was taught at school in the 1970s that consuming burned toast caused cancer, due to the carbon particulates effect on cells. Obvious really, considering that smoking has the same effect.
A few years ago, there was a report out of Sweden or other Scandinavian nation that baked carbs (crisps, chips, corn chips etc) were carcinogenic.
What gets me beyond this recycled information issue is that people are complaining about a nanny state. Well, I am grateful to be informed of something that is harmful, so welcome it, so don’t see what the problem is in general?
What has puzzled me over my lifetime is how badly educated most people seem to be. Why are so few aware of the scientific facts that allow us to know about such issues without any reminders though reports such as this? Was I the only one paying attention in class?
This dovetails into the comment I made at the end of my previous VA post that in a nutshell says ‘Knowledge is Power’.
Fight back club: Study science and math, best way to know how your body and other things work!
…why it is so cold everywhere these last few weeks, I will tell you. Because the polar ice caps are melting thanks to global warming, (climate change to be more accurate), the cold water is of course spreading across our oceans and cooling the air.
This was ALL predicted a long long time ago.
What the consequences will be is unknown, but coupled with the jet streams being stuck, that explains the sharp temperature differences over relatively small distances, such as Southern and Northern England last few days. Scotland was balmy whilst down south it was minus 4 or 5.
Kids: Want to know why things happen? Read your science and maths books at school and pay attention to your talkative enthusiastic lecturer as he or she waves their hands around explaining how it all works.
You’ll be primed for life!
This ladies and gentlemen is the true definition of a jobsworth. And such a person, or in this case, persons (a trio of them, nightmare!), have the following characteristics in common:
- Inability to take a pragmatic approach to a situation
- A cold compassionless heart
- Low intellect
- False sense of entitlement
- Missuse of power
During WW2 such people would be armed. And we know what that lead to.
Fight back club: D O N O T C O M P L Y !
This is why we don’t need Heathrow Runway 3, we need a new airport built offshore. A tragedy like this only needs to happen once.
Fight back club: Melt snowflakes now! They are an affront to common sense and personal responsibility.
As society progresses, from factory robots that replace once dangerous or monotonous jobs to state provided infrastructure, so we as individuals can aspire to better things and therefore, an improved QOL.
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs comes to mind. If we’re worrying about or dealing with the ‘small stuff’ (‘finding water to drink’), we don’t have time to dwell on matters that others may take for granted, such as eating solid food or watching a movie on Netflix.
The concept behind the NHS was fair and good, and has probably saved the lives of millions of people over the last 50 years or so, something I can testify to first hand.
However, like most things that are ‘given’ to us, if one becomes reliant on or takes for granted a service or item provided at no direct cost, this can backfire and lead to where we are today, with reports that the NHS is in crisis. (Whether this is true or not or just politics, I do not know.) Assuming the NHS is in meltdown, can we stop blaming the wrong causes, namely lack of funding! How much do you want?
The causes are as follows:
Increased population – Just as our roads are now choca 24/7, so if there are more of us in any specific area, then no matter all other issues, the system will become overloaded. We cannot simply keep building more surgeries or hospitals else we’ll concrete over the whole country, increase air pollution and make things even worse! I could swing to the right and claim that immigrants are exploiting the NHS, but being they are on the whole healthier due to lack of dietary issues covered in my next point, I doubt they need to use it much, but I don’t know the stats, so rather not say.
People who are not paying or did not pay taxes earlier in their lives being given anything by the state, unless under exceptional circumstances, does bother some of us because it leaves the more deserving without support.
Obesity – Let’s be truthful shall we? The fairly healthy elderly who are according to our Prime Minister costing the nation a fortune in state handouts are that way because they grew up during a period when food was more scarce, less processed and you walked to where you bought it from, you didn’t hop in a people carrier and head to Sainsburys.
So they are more healthy and are living longer, so requiring help. (I do agree that state help should be means tested. Seems unfair to provide handouts to those who don’t need it. Many probably don’t want it anyway for pride and ethical reasons!)
‘War children’ really did eat ‘meat and potatoes’ meals. (Stew n veg, liver and onion, soup, home made sandwiches etc.) Today, a whole ‘underclass’ of society spend every Saturday in McDonald’s (go visit if you don’t believe me) stuffing selves and pale prematurely bespectacled children with junk food, whilst browsing their Facebook news feed on an iPhone rather than an affordable Android handset. Whilst such self destructive and immensely selfish behaviour is a ‘right’ in our democracy, the cost to the state of this is massive! Type 1 diabetics costs over £500 a week per person to support. Hip operations must cost someone a lot too. Then there is the effect on general health, colds and other lesser illnesses that people now take to their doctors’ overloading surgeries or even hospitals.
Imagine how things would be if tomorrow, due to some massive national or global emergency (war, asteroid impact, epidemic etc), anyone other than the very old or babies were forbidden from seeing a doctor or going to hospital. Within weeks you can bet they would spend Saturday morning walking their kids around the nearest farmer’s market (good fun as well as healthy!) than sitting down consuming edible tat, assuming source of such tat was even open during an apocalypse.
Fight flab club – Live responsibly and don’t let big pharma win – they love an unhealthy population addicted to insulin and pills.
Fort Lauderdale airport shooting: Gunman Esteban Santiago kills at least 5 people | Daily Mail Online
The mind boggles! You are allowed to check guns into your luggage when flying? What am I missing here? I thought we wen’t even allowed scissors and some fluids onto flights? And here, we have a guy who has a ‘history’ and he was allowed to check a gun in!
Every form I have ever filled in when flying states no weapons may be taken aboard.
I saw a headline on the already terrible Independent Newspaper regarding the attack on a disabled person in the USA by yet more of our social media addicted fly lords, (that in itself a separate subject), but was greeted instead with another unsolicited auto playing video commercial whose audio was an unwarranted disturbance. However, unlike video commercials until now, this one would NOT pause! It had a PAUSE icon, but clicking it didn’t do anything at all.
Worse still, the commercial was from one of the world’s worst corporations, Nestle, and features stereotypical African women and was no doubt about to promote some BS to make us think they are a caring company.
But what really is sickening is that we have to sit through a noisy commercial before an article about yet another criminal attack on an innocent person.
We really have reach full dystopia, where large companies profit from crime, even indirectly.
Fight back club: Don’t read The Independent, and don’t buy anything from Nestle or any company they own. They have already decimated Cadbury.
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.