GOSH


MON 8th AUG 2016

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1963; a gang of 15 stole £2.6 million worth of used bank notes.
The 'Great Train Robbery'
Over time the event became even infamously greater GOSH

At least £2.6 million gained by (armed!)robbery with violence.
In todays money; at least £45 million.
In a huge inside help caper what's a few grand GOSH

The biggest heist of money in the UK was in 2006 - £53million.
How much has been recovered to date - about £20 million.
The baddies have made a £30 plus million gain GOSH

The biggest bank job in the UK and the western world!
The great bank bail out job.
We are now talking real greedy gannets GOSH

When nation states( us plebs) bailed out the private banks; will anyone ever know the true cost.
30 bob, thousands, millions or billions
850 billion + is the UK government estimate todate.
The fat cat figures are increasingly bloated
The moving money men; secretly gloated. NO GOSH

They are doing nothing wrong; us plebs are informed with a glee.
The future is theirs; not ours; to foresee.
We are fixing the problem; we are reliantly told.
Besides; you plebs don't need our gold.
Our astute arrogance wont hear the democratic plea.
We were born to rule; don't you divis agree.GOSH

America has more rescued - still ongoing - banks than the Middle East has tanks.
The Uk has a lot less rescued banks than american financed think tanks
Can't think of an apt word beginning with G GOSH

The Frackers are nearly here.
Each ( nearby) house to be offered 10 grand.
A lawyers dream - the gloss on the gush GOSH


GREECE
Western world quantitive easing isn't working quick enough.
Those with the greed goggles won't admit it.
The banker boys and chums are even more desperate for the Greek mnationhal assetts now.

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GOSH


TUES 9th AUG 2016

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1902; Ted V11 and Alexandra of Denmark were given a huge pay rise today.
They were crowned King and Queen of England not long after his mother ; Queen Vic died.
For the good and the great; life is indeed grand GOSH

The royals are akin to dogs and marmite.
I like dogs; and don't like marmite.
Royalty; the unacceptable face of greed that once thought they were gods.

Companies merge for money.
Royalty merges for money; and heirs - preferably male.
Don't mention Charlie and Dianne, and ...
A godson is no good GOSH

Royalty - the few that are remaining - adapt to the prevailing economic conditions.
Or do they.
With half of the royal subjects subjected to austerity - albeit by the democratic process.
Who's side is royalty on; Gods GOSH

The Wage bill for the official staff of the queen is almost £20 million/annum - a staff of 430 - average wage £50 grand.
National average min. wage for over 25 - £15,000.
Of course the queen is just looking after anything and everything for us plebs
A strange antiquated phenomina kept there by the have-gang(s)

The premiership footie fellows are splashing and flashing the cash again.
Alledgedly based on the income from international television money.
Football is no different to any other business.
The funny money of QE and debt; not growth GOSH


GREECE
The UK royal family are linked to the Danish and Greek royalty by marriage. Phil who.
The rise of the right in Europe has bought about the opportunist resurgence of royalty.
Greece abolished their monarchy by referendum in 1974 - 69% to 30%.
The Greek royal family exiled themselves to Denmark and later London.
The King and Queen - having held on to their self appointed titles have recently announced; they are now living in Greece again.

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GOSH


WED 10th AUG 2016

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2003; A Russsian became the first person to marry in space.
On the international space station.
A research establishment in orbit round the earth just outside the pull of gravity GOSH

The space station is huge and so is the cost.
Each of the 4 solar power arrays are 58 metres in length.
The cost of an astronaut/space station day is $7.5 million

There are five main contributors to the cost:
US of A
Canada
Russia
Japan
Europe
18 countries have sent astronauts to the space station.
Many of them from the European Space Agency.
Another complicated negotiation now that we are gone.GOSH

The internationality of the space staion only kicks in once a rocket is in orbit.
Rockets now have mixed nationality crews - whoever coughs up the cash.
Space exploration is now a public/private partnership - of course sponsored by Governments NO GOSH

You thought that UK Railways were complicated.
The space race is now a confused collaboration of inconcise complication.
It is planned for the Space Station to be obsoletely dumped into the atlantic/pacific by 2020
The yanks and ruskies aren't speaking at the moment.
There it was; or not; gone GOSH

The station - two doors; one Russian; one US of A - is kept in orbit 244 mile above Earth.
It is used to test equipment for the journey to Mars - a distance of 40 million + miles.
They already have a volunteer for the 150 - 300 day one way trip.
Some techies are planning for Pluto next.
The techies won't go GOSH

Got a few million quid/dollars/roubles to spare.
Tourists have been on the space station.
An American firm using Russian rockets offers adventures in space.
A Japanese business man is suing for £21 million after his trip into space was cancelled for medical reasons.
Who has put down a $5 million deposit for an orbital trip in an American rocket>
The gaffer of google GOSH

We flew past jupiter in 1973 and had a peep at Pluto in 1989.
The second rocket to peruse Pluto took off in 2006 and flew past in 2015 - 4 billion miles and 9 year to take a few snaps.
This space game costs a bit dosh GOSH

Mankind is just starting to explore our solar system.
Which is a mere tiny fraction of the Universe.
The universe is now calculated to be 250 times larger than what we can conceivably see.
Get out the long distance goggles - it's a shame they are tainted with greed. GOSH


GREECE
Greece contributes to space exploration via the EU.
A Greek/Georgian cosmonaut has manned the space station thanks to Russia.
Uk wage cuts are similar to Greek wage cuts since the bailout.

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GOSH


SUN 14th AUG 2016

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1880; the construction of the largest gothic cathedral in Germany was completed today.
Construction began in 1248 - them religious goths GOSH

Passed it a couple of times as a 21 year old.
Never went in - preferred grolsch to god GOSH

Cologne is a catholic region.
Protestant areas in Germany outnumber catholic by 2 to 1.
The numbers attending church are roughly the same; however,
Catholics are leaving the church in their thousands.
The pope has lifted the ban on a holocaust denier bishop.
It is illegal to deny the holocaust in Germany.
He indeed moves in mysterious ways; that GOD GOSH

In the UK overall church attendance is drastically downward; however,
Attendance of smaller denominations - especially pentecostal - is well on the rise.
Since 1998; white attendance is 19% down - non white attendance is 19% up.
He gets around a bit that God GOSH

Cologne cathedral took 14 direct hits nearing the end of the second world war.
The repairs were initially done in brick.
Coventry cathedral took that much damage; a new one had to be built.
Have a go at the house of god GOSH

A poll on church attitude to brexit found and confirmed that;
Most christians were leavers.
Most non christians were remainers.
More religious people must be nearer the gutter! GOSH

Church attendance across the whole of the industrial advanced countries is a downward trend.
Attendance in the USof A bucks the trend - alledgedly.
50% of yanks say that god plays a very important part in their life.
Good god GOSH


GREECE
98% of the 10.8 million population belong to the Greek Orthodox Church.
Only 3.5% of those never ever attend church.
The Greeks regard themselves as a religious country - the most religious in Europe
The stats have Cyprus as the most religious - 78% are Greek; 18% are muslim.

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THURS 11th AUG 2016

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1934; Alcatraz opened the cell doors to its' first 100 civilian custumers.
Alcatraz was originally a military prison and garrison NO GOSH

It held many infamous felons:
Al- baby face Capone
George - machine gun Kelly
Robert - the birdman - Stroud; who wasn't allowed anywhere near a bird in Alcatraz.
Alvin - creepy - Karvis.
Alvin was one of only four give the accolade, 'public enemy No 1' by the FBI.
The other three were shot and killed resisting arrest.
More commonly known as gangsters GOSH

Alcatraz was closed down in 1963 - not cos of public opinion.
It was costing too much dosh GOSH.

Half of the worlds prison population are held in just three countries:
US
China
Russia
The land of the brave and free wins by a malcontent mile.
The number, percentage/population and females in stir; no one can take on the yanks.
Being in gaol is no josh GOSH.

The UK has more people/pop. in nick than China - and less than poland and other ex.Russian satelite states
One reason for the recent increase is rioting and demonstrations since the banking crash.
The number of people locked up for violence against people has seen an uneven increase.
Stuttering stats - nowt to do with the change in recorded crime, cost; or
Are we a more violent nation - a mix more than likely.
Go on have a go GOSH

The true cost of austerity and cuts in the penal system is far from a media favourite.
Don't mention hacking.
The distinct lack of journos, bankers and chums in chokey.
Is beyond the surreal sublime to gigantic josh GOSH

More and more economists are publically questioning the efficacy of Quantitave Easing.
The B of E -couldn't see a crash for the greed goggles - is losing short and long on bonds and guilts.
Lets blame brexit.
This is what happens when a country(ies) lets the money men muck about unrestricted.
Britain is no longer called great.
It is called little Great Greed, GOSH

The Chinese are providing one third of the on hold £billions and(expertise) for Hinkley power station.
The US is going to court over Chinese industrial Espionage.
BT - we owned it once - has multiple contracts supplying government organisations; they use Chinese main frame equipment.
Security was a growing concern many moons ago NO GOSH


GREECE
The Greek prison population is on the increase.
The Greeks have a lower prison/pop. than us.
We have the highest ratio in western EUrope.
The Scandanavians have the lowest prison populations.

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FRI 12th AUG 2016

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1851; Isaac Singer was granted a patent for the singer sewing machine.
The patent was an improved version of an existing sewing machine.
The sewing machines industry was rife with law suits; as is the IT industry today.
What would us plebs do without a lawyer making good GOSH

We had a mechanical singer in the early 60's.
Remember breaking the heaviest needle on my thumbnail.
Can't think what on earth I was making - Can remember the wry grin GOSH

Singer constucted a huge factory in Glasgow.
Took advantage of the cheap labour and flooded the UK domestic market.
Next time you are in a quirky cafe; see what the table base is.
Go on have a gander GOSH

Singer today is owned by a private equity multi-national; SVP worldwide.
SVP is owned by Kohlberg and Company which specialises in borrowing money to buy out ordinary firms.
The only competition to singer machines now is the Toyota group GOSH

Anyone not heard of Gordon Gekko - the fictional symbol of unconstrained greed.
Sir Philip Green (BHS) is the real contemporary UK equivalent.
His latest yacht is actually surreptitiously named. ;the great of greedy gits' GOSH

He and others are the 1% that control the 90%+ of world wealth.
The recent printing or electronic production of money; by the goverments of Western economies under pressure has merely skewed the control of wealth more firmly in the bank balances of the 1%.
When the going gets good; out come the Gekkos and Greens No GOSH

QE - a nation state buying bonds off private banks is supposed to stimulate economies.
In theory; when times are good; the money returns to goverment and it is deystroyed
As if it had never never existed.
There it was gone GOSH.

When governments really ruled the roost; it worked to a large extent in theory and practice.
QE now; just increases inequality.
Most of the funny money is grabbed by the greedy gits.


GREECE
The funny money movers and manipulators are stealthily taking over the real wealth of Greece right now.
Just like the NHS in the UK.
Now most of the funny money is gobbled up by the greedy gits.

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SAT 13th AUG 2016

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1946; H.G. Wells the science fiction writer died in London on this date.
Wells wrote prolifically in many genres; but, is best remembered for his Science Fiction:
The Time Machine
The Invisible Man
The War of the Worlds
The 'War of the Worlds' being the greatest GOSH

About an surprise invasion by martians -it has been copied in all forms of entertainment and has never went out of print.
His fiction inspired many a real life scientist.
Too many to list; never mind a gallery gosh

HG. Wells was a socialist; a British upfront in your face Socialist; not a Trotsky Entryist.
Wells was a member of the Fabian Society; left and wrote 'The New Machiavelli' which criticised the society and lampooned the Webbs; the main influencers of Fabianism.
A scenario somewhat similar to the labour party of today.
A sort of David and Goliath GOSH

The use of law by the PLP in the leadership battle of the labour Party is a mistake of such magnificent magnitude.
The protagonists and perpetrators will ruefully regret the decision to the grave. GOSH

Much is made in the media of an impending Labour split.
The cons are merely a gang of publically patched opportunist players.
Unity! we are not all agog GOSH


GREECE
In Greece voting is compulsory for eligible voters.
There are 300 seats; 151 takes control.
Syrzia led by Alex Tsipras only got 149 seats; he was expected to vote against austerity and the bank rescue -
he resigned and his party only got 145 seats the next time.
The present government is a coalition with the Independent Greeks; now called Anel - a 10 seat split from the previous right wing conservative government.
The coalition vote to accept austerity etc. led to rioting.

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SUN 14th AUG 2016

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1880; the construction of the largest gothic cathedral in Germany was completed today.
Construction began in 1248 - them religious goths GOSH

Passed it a couple of times as a 21 year old.
Never went in - preferred grolsch to god GOSH

Cologne is a catholic region.
Protestant areas in Germany outnumber catholic by 2 to 1.
The numbers attending church are roughly the same; however,
Catholics are leaving the church in their thousands.
The pope has lifted the ban on a holocaust denier bishop.
It is illegal to deny the holocaust in Germany.
He indeed moves in mysterious ways; that GOD GOSH

In the UK overall church attendance is drastically downward; however,
Attendance of smaller denominations - especially pentecostal - is well on the rise.
Since 1998; white attendance is 19% down - non white attendance is 19% up.
He gets around a bit that God GOSH

Cologne cathedral took 14 direct hits nearing the end of the second world war.
The repairs were initially done in brick.
Coventry cathedral took that much damage; a new one had to be built.
Have a go at the house of god GOSH

A poll on church attitude to brexit found and confirmed that;
Most christians were leavers.
Most non christians were remainers.
More religious people must be nearer the gutter! GOSH

Church attendance across the whole of the industrial advanced countries is a downward trend.
Attendance in the USof A bucks the trend - alledgedly.
50% of yanks say that god plays a very important part in their life.
Good god GOSH


GREECE
98% of the 10.8 million population belong to the Greek Orthodox Church.
Only 3.5% of those never ever attend church.
The Greeks regard themselves as a religious country - the most religious in Europe
The stats have Cyprus as the most religious - 78% are Greek; 18% are muslim.

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