Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Climate Change.

I feel I have to have my say about the farce that is the climate change debate. I read an article a couple of weeks ago from the UN stating that we have 10 years to stop climate change. Are they being serious? Stop climate change. What time of year will it stop? I hope it's summer, wouldn't want to live in perpetual winter. Yes, now I'm being ridiculous. The great American comedian, George Carlin summed it up when he said, " The planet's fine, it's humans that are the problem." He went on to say that human arrogance knows no bounds if we think that we can save the planet. The planet has been in existence for billions of years and undergone many transformations through meteor strikes, ice ages, volcanic activity and floods, and, yes, it's still here. I do agree with one point, pollution is a problem but, if the powers that be really believed that pollution could signal the end of the world, they would have acted to stop the use of fossil fuels long before now. I could go on about chemtrails, HAARP etc. but in the grand scheme of things, the earth will be here long after we have vanished from history. If we were a danger, to use once again the words of George Carlin, " The planet would shake us off like a dog shakes off fleas. "
In my opinion, man made climate change is a pretext that is being used by the one percenters to scam us out of money, ie. carbon tax.
Till next time.

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

A Few Bits and Bobs.

First of all, there is nothing new happening, it's all just a continuation of what has been happening for months. Trump is still ruffling the feathers of the 20 something trendy Wendy's who seem to be able to be offended by everything and everyone.
To be fair, a lot of the so called protests (riots) have been stirred up by George Soros run NGOs. Anyway, Soros is for another day.
At the moment, the UK is being visited by the leader of that apartheid state in the middle East. Yes, I mean Israel's very own Benny Netanyahoo. There have been some protests but nothing on the same scale of the Trump protests. Oh yes, the BBC have shown scant interest in covering them. I wonder why?
The brexit fiasco continues its weary way through parliament where Tories are allowed 25 minutes to speak and then an SNP MP is shouted down by the deputy speaker after less than half a minute. Balanced politics is certainly not in evidence in parliament.
I watched the Superbowl on Sunday. For three quarters Atlanta had the game in the bag, the fourth quarter however, their defense looked tired and to their credit, the Patriots took full advantage. I wish it had been Seattle but they fell short. Hey ho, on to next season.
Till next time.

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Trump, Brexit and Referenda.

Trump. What do we make of him so far? Well, apart from provoking hatred throughout the world, he has done nothing to suggest that he will be the president he said he would. Alright, it's early days but one would have thought that someone with an ego the size of his would have made more of the early opportunity to shine. All he has done is to divide his country even more than it was. The announcement of a state visit to the UK has encouraged people to take to the streets in many cities throughout the UK. In fact, we haven't had such scenes since the poll tax riots during Thatcher's tenure. The anti Trump protests in the USA have, according to various alternative news sources, been organised and funded by George Soros, that well known troublemaker. Whether he has done the same here in the UK is uncertain but I wouldn't be surprised.
If the UK government thought that Trump would distract us from Theresa May's brexit fiasco, they were wrong. May was in Cardiff yesterday meeting the heads of the devolved administration's. Nothing of any note was decided. Pretty much as predicted. Scotland's first minister, Nicola Sturgeon would not be drawn on whether she will call for another independence referendum. The BBC are obsessed about it. Every news bulletin has at least one mention of it. The Scottish Labour, Conservative and Lib Dems seem to be scared stiff of any mention of a referendum. My prediction is that another referendum will take place no earlier than May 2020. I also predict that there will be another EU referendum in the UK. taking place in 2018. Well that's enough of the crystal ball for today.
Till next time.

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Miscellaneous Current Affairs.

Back again after a stay in hospital. Ankle fusion operation. Still in plaster but on the mend.
 Since my last post Trump has been elected, Britain's brexit, despite all the furore in the courts about parliament or the PM having the final say on instigating Article 50, we are no further forward in the process. Trump however is signing executive orders like there is no tomorrow.
   On the home front, the Scottish parliament along with Wales and Northern Ireland are to be frozen out of brexit negotiations. A second independence referendum in Scotland seems inevitable. The timeline for that is still to be arranged. My guess is 2020.
 Fake news is all the rage. BBC have been at it for years but it seems that Fox, Sky, CNN, MSNBC etc. have shown an appetite for it also. The Russians are to blame for everything, probably even the extinction of the dinosaurs.
All in all we live in eventful times. How will it all pan out? Who knows. It will however, be interesting.
Till next time.

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

US Election Result.

Well, it happened. The USA voted Trump as President. I was convinced that Clinton would have won easily. The lesson learned is 'don't trust public opinion polls'. Anyway, now, love him or hate him, Americans will have to work with him. Hang on a minute. I'm talking as if Trump will actually be making the big decisions himself, he won't. The big lobbyists like AIPAC, the pharmaceuticals and the military industrial complex to name three will use every underhand method known to man to get their own way. Also, it all depends on who he gets to serve with him in the White House. There is a lot of if's and but's to unravel before we can tell how Trump's Presidency will pan out. One more thing, I can't wait to see him try and get the likes of Fox News, CNN etc. on his side.
Till next time.

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

US Election. UK Government Cover-up.

First of all I need to mention the US election. The media are all over both candidates saying Clinton did this and Trump did that. Time to face facts, neither of those two people are fit to be President. It's one scandal after another and both should be up before a supreme court judge.
There is also a scandal facing the UK government. During the coal miners strike in the 1980s, a confrontation took place between striking miners and police at a place called Orgreave. The miners were protesting about the closure of coal mines all over the UK. The Orgreave protest was extremely large due to miners arriving from other parts of the UK. There was a very substantial police presence including units of mounted police. To cut a long story short, the protest quickly got out of hand. There are conflicting reports as to how the violence started with both sides blaming the other. However it started, it quickly became a running battle. There were numerous casualties and numerous arrests. The bone of contention is that there has never been a public enquiry into what has become known as the battle of Orgreave. Yesterday in parliament, the Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, ruled out any chance of ever holding an enquiry. The obvious upshot is that there is now the stench of a cover-up.  This story is far from over.
Till next time.

Friday, 28 October 2016

BBC Bias. Or Is it Propaganda.

For those who are unaware, the BBC screen a programme on Thursday nights called question time. Politicians, celebrities and journalists make up the panel who debate questions put by a studio audience.
The reality is that a certain percentage of the audience are hand picked and ask questions that seem to be loaded in favour of present government policies.
Last night for instance, the last question asked was about middle East policy. It quickly degenerated into anti Russian propaganda. Putin was blamed for everything except the crucifixion of Jesus.
No mention was made of the UK/USA police of regime change throughout the middle East since 9/11. Only film director Ken Loach mentioned Tony Blair's crimes that led to UK involvement in the Iraq war. There was no mention of the bombing of civilians in Mosul by coalition forces or, the war crimes committed by Israel in Gaza. Especially, there was no mention whatsoever of the fact that UK weapons are being used by Saudi Arabia to slaughter civilian men, women and children in Yemen. The last point compounded by the UK foreign minister, Boris Johnson and I quote, "If we didn't sell weapons to Saudi Arabia, someone else would" A pathetic reason put forward by a pathetic human being. One of the worst things is that the BBC by showing this become guilty by association. The propaganda spouted by the alleged journalists who work for the BBC on a daily basis is sickening. They accuse Russia of horrendous war crimes and yet never produce one shred of concrete evidence.
I could rant on for days about this but I will end it now before anger takes over completely.
Till next time.