THURS 4th AUG 2016
1919; the Rodin museum opened in a hotel/mansion (deal with state) in Paris.
The French sculptor Auguste Rodin left almost 300 thingies to the state.
The kiss was considered too erotic for its' time; and, displayed in a seperate request only room.
How ghastly GOSH
Rodin was controversial in his time; cos of his 'sensuality' and lifelike figures.
All Rodins around the world are copies in various materials.
His originals were cast in bronze - many copies have been cast in bronze.
Only the first 12 copies are considered to be original.
Man and markets - don't mention greed. GOSH
The economy is decreasing and national interest is increasing.
The remedy; a decrease in interest rate.
Mucking about with money; can only have a short, very short, time effect on an economy.
A restructering of the national economy to provide real money is required.
A retraining of the gravy. GOSH
A cabinet with more wealth than any outer suburb of any city in the country has no incentive to make the necessary change.
A one nation tory - more a; walk the dalmation story.
How can anyone with the greed goggles on govern. GOSH
The more the pressure on Western economies.
The more the level of inequality throughout the world becomes apparent.
Greece has just went through a period of relative less inequality.
Partly sustained by the secretive unscrupulous loans of western banks that Greek plebs were unaware of.
If! the western banks; including the European central Bank controlled by the EU - yet dominated by Germany -
realise their privatision aspirations
Inequality in Greece will become unbearable.
FRI 5th AUG 2016
1305; William wallace - the real one - was fingered by a jock; captured by the English; and trundled down to London for trial and execution.
He was hung drawn and quartered - and other less mentionable things - at the age of 35.
They done everthing except grate his gallstones. GOSH
Wallace was a mere Scottish knight in the hierarchal ranks of the great and good.
It is believed that he was the offspring of Welsh economic immigrants.
The world had economic migration long before that bloke and his wife were evicted - alledgedly - from the garden GOSH
Robert the Bruce and others gained independence for Scotland from 1328 to 1707 by war;
The act of union was signed in 1707; at a time of peace.
The country was as one from Lands End to John of Groats - not forgetting Gruny GOSH
Will the brexit vote bring about independence again for Scotland!.
Of the 59 seats; the SNP have 56; leaving one each for Labour, Tory and Lib Dem parties.
This is Westminster - The UK goverment GOSH
The Scottish parliament is a different kettle of kippers:
Lib dem 5
A minority of 2 government GOSH
Won't stop the SNP going for independence though.
The remaining EU 28 nation states will want Scotland back in.
A Scotland in the EU will gain independence; I guess GOSH
The UK has 29 votes in the EU council.
The 4 votes of Greece will now carry more weight.
SAT 6th AUG 2016
1856; the original Great Bell of 'Big Ben' was cast in Stockton on Tees today.
It cracked on testing; was recast in London by the same firm, a national company, with world-wide trade, J Warner & Sons...
Cracked again and was patched resulting in the unique sound.
A bong with a bit of a gong GOSH
Big Ben is part of Westminster - the houses of parliament
Much of the present building is over 150 years old - some parts much older.
Much of the UK population are fully aware that the houses of parliament are overflowing with rats and mice.
A complete overhaul and refurbishment of the whole kit and caboodle is long overdue.
The House of Lords has 797 members; with shimmering titles such as:
The Baroness Lane-Fox of Soho
Lord Darzi of Denham
The Lord Gold
The Lord Willoughby de Broke
The Lord Wolfson of Aspley Guise GOSH
The Earl of Sandwich:
The Earl of Oxford and Asquith
The Duke of Montrose
The Lord Brabazon of Tara
The viscount and; Lady Astor
The Duke of Norfolk
The Duke of Wellinton
Are just a few who can still have more than a word; about who grabs the gravy Gosh
£300 quid a go is the commonly accepted rate for a Lord in attendance
The average cost/lord; £21,000/ annum - don't mention clocking in and lobbying
Some members of the lords are giving it a right go GOSH
The House of Commons has 650 elected members.
They have recently been awarded a pay rise of 10%.
Public sector pay rises are to be capped to an average increase of 1%.
The commons send its greeting GOSH
The UK average wage is £25-26,000/ annum
The average wage in investment banking is well over £100,000.
After tax mind the giga Gap GOSH
The basic pay of an MP is now £74,000/annum
The minimum wage for an over 25 is just over £15,000/annum
Mind the graduated Gap GOSH
The total remuneration for an MP!
Including expenses allowances and revolving door lobbying.
It's an infinite amount - Have a guess GOSH
The brexit vote is the patent result of inequality - a warming up warning.
The vast majority of encumbent MP's - not least those who portend to represent, average wage and under, workers -
There is still time to take off the goggles and have a gander GOSH
Inequality in Greece will rise almost instantly; if they let it.
Other EU and western nation states are experiencing inequality.
It's not just the UK.
SUN 7th AUG 2016
1782; George Washington ordered the creation of the, 'Badge of Military Merit'.
To honour scrappers who are injured (or killed ) in battle for the country - it is later renamed, 'Purple Heart'.
A medal to remind one; wasn't very good at ones job or just a shade unlucky!
I'm alive; giz a gong GOSH.
The'Purple Star' is the American second highest ranking medal - almost 2 million have been awarded.
Over 100,000 are kept in stock - just in case.
Is death or injury for ones country; a little bit less of a gamble GOSH.
Heroes are honoured by the awarding of medals.
Nations need heroes - especially at times of conflict.
Medals are a very emotive subject - especially for those directly concerned.
Medals - of any category - are now mostly a commodity of the market.
Never mind the gong give me the gold GOSH
Any honour should be truly earned and; respected by many at least.
Nothing undermines the whole game more; than medals displayed by 'royalty'
Prince Charlie boy has at least 31 gongs/medals/ decorations to date.
He has never been gifted a gong for gallantry. GOSH
Charlie can choose which ones to wear and when.
The most displayed:
The ones from mummy.
The Order of Merit-civilian
GCB - Military order of the bath.
Knight of the most noble order of the Garter. - don't mention Dianne.
Medals of truly majestic grade GOSH.
Charlie once wore 30 medals at once; a Buckingham Palace reception hosted by mummy.
Most of them were for birthdays or visiting places.
Did you get a gong for ten years of tucking away tacos and tequila in Tabasco
A veritable giggling goulash of gongfoolery. GOSH
The legitmacy of the brexit vote is now being questionably under mined.
Also the contemporary dinosaurs of the labour PLP; are contemptibly using the result as a
reason to attack the elected leader of the labour party.
There's having a giggle and giggles GOSH
The B of E are going to boost Quantitave Easing again - more funny keyboard cash.
If 30 bob of it ever reaches Wallsend High Street.
I will personally eat Paddy Pantsdowns hat and pants.
QE is a save the banks, giggle and gaffe GOSH
Talking of giggling gaffes.
Boris Johnson took one of his annual holidays in Greece.
A balls-up or just a bargain.