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Ruminating Remainers

November 26, 2016 24 comments

I am somewhat amused to see the ecstatic enthusiasm with which the Guardian readers are welcoming the thought of being able to remain as individuals within the EU.

Presumably this would take the form of a Visa or Eu passport for which they will have to pay.  What none of them consider is quite how much they will have to pay!  Will they have to use it or lose it?  All sorts of wrinkles there that may prove very expensive indeed.

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Question

November 17, 2016 10 comments

I have read today about the scandal of care workers not being paid for travel time and on zero rated hours.

People pay 16 per hour to the council, who subcontract to ‘for profit’ companies who pay the workers less than half of this.

Why do people not hire the care workers direct and get more for their money?  Why do care workers not make their own rounds of customers up and become self employed? People hire their own domestic cleaners direct why not care workers?  I understand this would not be a choice if you do not pay for care but seemingly most people have to contribute something per hour so why not?  Anyone got any insight into this?

If you ask me, zero rated hours should be made illegal, disgusting abuse of labour.

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What happened to the Telegraph?

November 3, 2016 15 comments

The front page is a copy from 31st March this year!  To my knowledge it has now been there for 13 hours since last night!

They must know, so probably been hacked and they can’t move it, reckon it is an inside job of a disgruntled employee.  It is so nice to see the old format and names rather than a horde of useless bints of 20 something snowflakes.

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Latest NHS Malefaction

September 3, 2016 23 comments

It appears from the papers that further restrictions are to be placed on availability of procedures within the NHS according to judgment as to ‘erroneous’ lifestyles by the powers that be.

Isn’t it about time the contributing population to said organisation got on their hind legs?  Since when is it morally or legally acceptable to decline service to those who have already paid?

Wogs from all corners of the earth are treated free, no effort whatsoever being made to collect payment.  Bizarre surgical renderings of people’s sexuality.  Tits enlarged or shrunk according to whim.  Anything seemingly except hip replacements or eye surgery to render life livable for the elderly, fat or smokers!  Especially if they are white!

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My Telegraph

What happened, it appears to have disappeared into the blue yonder?

Must have been whilst I was in Wales and I failed to notice.  Did it die without a whimper?

Anyone got any info on it all?There now appears to be no comment anywhere except the published letters or am I missing something?

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The Salutary Tale of the Rhododendron

Thought you all might enjoy this, makes a change from the bloody EU!

 This is a tale of how you can die by Rhododendron and it is true.  Gentle reader you cannot imagine a more curious ending to one’s 14th wedding anniversary.

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Zika

February 17, 2016 13 comments

I though , for once, the article below was a coherent and rather honest article on this subject.  Some of you may care to read it.

http://www.bellinghamherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article60704031.html

I do not think that the media is being honest about microcephaly. Although some pin heads as they were called until recent PC times functioned in a reasonable normal way, most do not even have motor skills. They are unable to have any muscle control and roll about on the floor making inarticulate grunts until they die, hopefully for most poor parents, as quickly as possible.  A seriously grim malformation which has hideous economic consequences for the parents and the State.

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Errant Eagles

February 15, 2016 5 comments

I noted the story in the Telegraph this morning about the escaped eagle roaming Kent.

Something similar happened at the last place where we lived next to the mountain. Many bald headed eagles lived there too, some in our trees on the stream.  When they are young they are brown and speckled, they do not get to be black and white until well into their second year. They are’ turned off’ by their parents to fend for themselves at a year when they are not too experienced and still learning how to be an eagle. We had one hanging around in some conifers at the top of the field.  It kept trying to size up the dogs.  After a few days of this I happened to notice that it kept studying Cindy, a very small JR of 10lbs. It would sit on a branch tilting its head this way and that as if trying to judge whether or not it could lift her. It could have, had it but known!  Cindy realised what it was up to and instead of roaming around vole hunting in the stream walls, her usual occupation, she started walking behind me, very, very closely. Not stupid that dog!  I got in the habit of throwing sticks at the tree to frighten it off and after several days it gave up and moved on to hunt dinner elsewhere.  Not before time.  Cindy never forgot and used to study eagles with an expert ornithological eye thereafter, having no intention of being dinner to anyone!

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Sneaky Canadians At It Again!

February 14, 2016 16 comments

Here is a jolly little sidewinder slipped under the rug by the Canadians, no fanfare, no public announcement just a discreet email.

I received an email from BA about updating info on my flights home next month.

Buried deep within it, several sub pages in, it transpires a British passport is no longer adequate to visit Canada, one must have an electronic permission to travel on top of that.  This is true for all nationalities with the exception of an American passport holder.  (They can’t afford to alienate them there might be similar reprisals and then where would they shop?)  One is of course charged a sum for this electronic document!  A princely $7.00.

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Doesn’t surprise me.

December 1, 2015 21 comments

This was forwarded to me by a friend.  How true it is, not verifiable. But considering some of the footage of rioting immigrants en route probably not far out. I have no doubts that such news is being suppressed by governments as are mosque attacks.

“I have friends in Europe and one of them directed me to the following today. This is an
Eyewitness story from a doctor working in Germany at a Munich hospital, a retired physician
From the Czech Republic who went to work there because they needed additional help.
This is part of her email from Germany:

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