SAT 23rd DEC 2017

On This Day 23rd of DEC

 The Glorious Revolution  Next Revolution
1688; As part of the Glorious Revolution to overthrow King James II of England (James VII of Scotland), the KIng fled to Paris.
He was deposed in favour of his nephew, William of Orange and his daughter Mary.
The Glorious Revolution was all about protestant v catholic, Holland v France!
Or! was it a family feud in the pursuit of power - which overtime has backfired...
It was just recent - 2015 - the an English Monarch could be a catholic, or even marry one.
Is it not strange that in the battle for minds; imaginary becomes more than virtual reality
As an Agnostic atheist, 'Goddamn' GOSH

1905; The earliest recorded British beauty show was held at Newcastle Upon Tyne, in the north-east of England.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder - it's grim up north.
He wrote with just an innuendo of carting nutty slack to the Toon.
All roads lead to Rome; and all loads lead to London -no pun intended.
HS2 is heading up North - to us even sometimes colder Northerners it's the muddy midlands.
If you don't think that the NE. is a backwater; you must be a confirmed greedy git...GOSH

1987; The first ‘Scrooge’ award by the Low Pay Unit was made to a Wiltshire stable-owner who paid a qualified groom only £28 a week.
The runner-up was a doctor employing a telephonist for 30p an hour.
The prize was a copy of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.
A Xmas Carol was written in the era of victorian value workhouses.
Ask the digital era tax haven multi-nationals, 'where's the workhouse gone' GOSH

Millionaire greedy git cabinet minister Nadhim Zahawi 'accidently' claimed almost £6,000/annum to heat the riding stables business of his second home.
He also unhesitatingly voted to make the disabled of the UK £30/week worse off.
Why did spuriously spinning himself as 'one of the working class friendly' beardie branson sue the cash starved NHS!
While the times are changing; the greedy gits are grabbing and gaining.

In the second year of the first Labour government; labour MP's were wearing top hats and sending their kids to private school...
Never worn a top hat; but our kid won a grant for private school...Tax free of course.
The working class can kiss my ass; I've got the foremans job at last...
A week is along time in politics...
A week is a short time in life on the streets, when one gets older...
In this era of inequality; vote for me and I'll set you free, he gleamed with glee.

A bomb has exploded outside a Greek court building - in the era of uncertainty between haves and have-nots - anybody/thing moves and the establishment gets it.

In the times of many nation states being regarded as 50/50 - by their more than willing MSM chums over multi-national domination no matter what the previous political persuasion; do party leaders really have to compromise; ask a lib dem!

SUN 24th DEC 2017

On This Day 24th of DEC

 Treaty of Ghent  UN Tank
1814; The war of 1812 between the US and Britain was brought to an end with the signing of the Treaty of Ghent.
Ghent is in Belgium - a member of the EU.
Never been to Ghent GOSH

1914; World War 1 - Not a shot was fired, as German & British soldiers played football & handed out drinks, cigars & souvenirs.
It was possibly the most poignant moment of the 'Great War'.
For several days afterwards the two sides appeared reluctant to fire on the men they had met face to face.
Will history ever teach us the futility of war?
Some men (and now women)still live and die young for gore GOSH

1914 A German monoplane dropped a single bomb on Dover, the first ever to be dropped on British soil.
It landed on a rectory garden lawn and blew out the house windows.
Never ever forget that one of the main founding aims of the EU was to prevent another war in Europe.
Never ever forget - something of which the Americans are well aware - The Mckinder Concept...
He who rules the heartland of Europe; rules the world...
Where's me trading block gone GOSH.

1922; The BBC broadcast 'The Truth About Father Christmas' by Phillis M Twigg.
The first play written for radio in Britain.
Much is now made of the neutrality of the BBC.
Institutional racism! is the BBC institutionally bias
You bet its under attack budget it is.
If the BBC news - at least - hasn't been subtly subverted to the right,
I'll gargle with the gobbledygook NO GOSH

The BBC is about as independent as a think tank - most; in developed nation states are sponsored by the private greedy git sector
Think tank spokespeople are coached to be more neutral sounding than party politicians.
Is blue the colour of your undercover garter GOSH

All facets of Greek public life are now under monetary review (privatisation) due to the loans fiasco.
Anybody moves and the pleb doesn't get it.
Will nation state sovereignty suck - it will if you let it...

MON 25th DEC 2017

On This Day 25th of DEC

 Xmas Then  Xmas Now
440; Church leaders agreed to fix the date of the birth of Christ.
Hope I die before I get old...
Before; some people - some still do - had celebrated it in May, others in January.
The puritans banned Xmas day.
Most (All) of The EU have Xmas day as a public holiday.
The Jocks didn't have Xmas as a PH until 1958.
Wonder whats jock for Gotterdammerung. GOSH

1950; The Stone of Scone, the Scottish coronation stone which had been in Westminster Abbey for 650 years was stolen by Scottish nationalists.
The Stone, weighing 458lb (208kg) was said to have been taken from Scotland by Edward I.
Was it the original stone; or a copy that was returned to London four month later.
Also known as the 'stone of destiny'; it now officially - in restored bits - lies in Edinburgh castle...
There are some -nationalist types - who say that they have got some gall these Gaelics.GOSH

The Greeks celebrate Xmas day the same day as the UK.
Will we change ours soon...

TUES 26th DEC 2017

On This Day 26th of DEC

 Sucker!  Modern Slavery
1874; Boxing Day was officially recognized in Britain as a Bank Holiday.
The name originates from the custom of Christmas boxes being given to a lord's serfs and dates back to the middle ages.
And! you thought it was the rich making the servants box up the unwanted Xmas pressies.
Merry Grumble GOSH

Here's a few - modern and past - words on serf...
1. A member of the lowest feudal class, legally bound to a landed estate and required to perform labor for the lord of that estate in exchange for a personal allotment of land.
2. An agricultural laborer under various similar systems, especially in Russia and eastern Europe in the 1700s and 1800s. 3. A person in bondage or servitude.
Being a serf sucks...

vassal servant slave thrall bondsman varlet helot villein liegeman

1. One who is privately employed to perform domestic services.
2. One who is publicly employed to perform services, as for a government.
3. One who expresses submission, recognizance, or debt to another: your obedient servant.

attendant domestic slave maid help helper retainer menial drudge lackey vassal skivvy servitor

When black slaves became illegal; the white and 'coloured' slave owners were compensated by the Government.
The record shows some far fetching facts - Though mainly the really well off; clergymen and the well off working class from all parts of this green and pleasant land had been slave owners...
The battle for the minds of men - and now women - is corruptly complicated by the love of money...

In this era of haves and have-nots being a menial is back on the make money menu...
The manipulator of menials today is colour and nation state blind...
Let's all look the other way; it's only 49 shades of grey GOSH

Joining the EU dragged Greece into the 'developed world'.
Will it be an example of, 'get back to where you once belong'
Don't mention the UK and Brexit - you aint seen nothing yet...

WEd 27th DEC 2017

On This Day 27th of DEC

 Planet Earth!  Crazy Flat Earth
831; English naturalist Charles Darwin sailed from Plymouth on board his ship, HMS Beagle.
His scientific voyage of discovery lasted five years and led to the publication (in 1859) of his highly controversial book The Origin of Species which fuelled the 'creation versus evolution' debate.
In recognition of Darwin's outstanding work, he was buried in Westminster Abbey, next to his friend and eminent scientist John Herschel and close to Isaac Newton.
Many belligerent buffoon big wigs who didn't believe in evolution were buried in holy places to be nearer GOD

1918; A British sovereign welcomed an American President to Britain for the first time when King George V and Queen Mary met President and Mrs. Wilson at Charing Cross Railway Station.
A state banquet was held at the palace and President Wilson visited Carlisle, his mother’s home.
The next 'controversial' US president to/if come will have to make a secret visit to one of his golf courses, north of the border, down/up Scotland way.
Wonder if by then there will be another wall; Begorrah GOSH

1945; The World Bank and International Monetary Fund were created with the signing of an agreement by 29 nations; after the second world war; leveraged loans for investment.
The World Bank Group is even bigger; with five different investment organisations.
Which nation state dominates both set ups? Here's a clue...
The head honchos have been by far Americans; or appointed by an American President.
Today there are only a few UN nation states that are not members...:
Andorra, Cuba, Liechtenstein, Monaco, and North Korea.
Tax havens and economic enemies of the US...
Don't mention cant, hypocrisy and graft. No GOSH

1975: The Sex Discrimination and Equal Pay Acts came into effect in Britain.
Such are the ways of man...
Women can fight now...
Someone is still having laugh; or, is it some inadvertent gargantuan Gaff GOSH

Greece is way down low in the nation state status of the World Bank (Group).
The rise of the ECB. (European Central bank) and loans to Greece have complicated things financial.
Greece being still an EU member; can play one international bank against the other...
In todays world of leveraged funny money; play the game GOSH

THURS 28th DEC 2017

On This Day 28th of DEC

 Westminster Abbey  Balquhidder Church
1065; Westminster Abbey was consecrated. Its founder Edward the Confessor could not attend due to illness.
He died on 5th January l066 and was buried in a shrine before the High Altar in his new church.
His alter-ego was called, 'Ted the Teller' - he made his living whistle blowing the banking game. NO GOSH

That same year year later; his bro-in-law took one in the eye for the 'country' just after seeing off the Norwegians in battle...
1066; was when them French/Norman vikings took over running the country...
Long live the king... Let the plebs drink Gin... NO Josh GOSH

1734; The death of Robert Roy MacGregor, usually known simply as Rob Roy, the famous Scottish folk hero and outlaw of the early 18th century.
He died at home aged 63 - he is buried in Balquhidder churchyard.
His life is debatable - his folk lore comes from being anti-establishment...
This was a time of, death but no taxes; what goes around... comes around; for some...
One could borrow money in them days - his (in)famy came about by defaulting on a loan from a Jock aristocratic unionist.
Have you used a Bailiff/enforcement officer for Greed GOSH

1943; The birth of Richard Whiteley.
He was best known for his twenty three years as host of the game show Countdown.
At the time of his death in 2005; Mr. Whiteley was believed to have clocked more hours on UK television screens than anyone else alive.
Countdown goes on - but Richard was gone.GOSH

Not the best known tv. celebrities; but, one of the best rewarded monetarily due to longevity on the box.
As the Kings and gangs of greedy gits said, lets hang on to what we got GOSH

1963; 'That Was The Week That Was', television’s first satirical show, was broadcast for the last time.
It was taken off air while still commanding huge audiences because 1964 was to be election year and it was felt that the show could influence voters.
After only two series - there it was gone Gosh

The internet now rules over the telly...
If you don't think that the establishment eventually rules the media you need another Gosh in your Gash GOSH


Greek TV has been reformed and re-reformed recently - it has a state broadcasting Co. again
Most private TV broadcasters are illegal at the time of writing.
The world (loans) is waiting with eyes wide...

FRI 29th DEC 2017

On This Day 29th of DEC

 Early Coffee House  Multi-national Coffee House
1170; Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas à Becket, was murdered in his own cathedral by four knights.
They 'believed' - wanna be in my gang - they were acting on direct orders from King Henry II.
The disgraced knights and their families did a number of penances, one of which was to build a Chantry chapel in the centre of Watchet and the building of St Decuman’s Church.
Their families went on to give land to atone for their relations’ evil deed.
The divine right and/of GOD GOSH

1675; Parliament ordered the closing of all coffee houses.
The sensitive souls thought they were centres of malicious gossip about the Government.
This was the back end of the 'Charles 11 cavalier government' - the royalist biased one that took over after the 'Cromwell gang'.
An era in which the gang of Charlie were granted numerous gifts GOSH

1809; The birth, in Liverpool, of William (Ewart) Gladstone, four times British Prime Minister.
He was a Liberal - when the liberals were much more anti-tory; a Jock born in Liverpool - his first election in 1868 allowed him to carry out major reforms.
He was elected once more in 1880 and then again in 1866.
When his Home Rule Bill - home rule for Ireland - was defeated, he resigned.
He became Prime Minister, for a fourth term, in 1892.
He resigned again two years later, this time when his Home Rule Bill was rejected by the Lords. - tory landowners had most of Ireland.
He died of cancer on 19th May 1898 and was buried in Westminster Abbey.
Mr Gladstone was gone GOSH

2012; Bradley Wiggins, who won the Tour de France and an Olympic gold, was knighted in the New Year Honours list.
. Is it not strange/coincidence how the top riders for team sky are prone to asthma attacks.
In the sixties; top cyclists had to make do with a few stiff brandies before a damn good hill climb.
Wonder if the Eastern Block countries can afford a good brandy to get em going GOSH

2012; Tony Greig, the 66 year old - 6'6" - former England Test cricket captain turned commentator died after suffering a heart attack in Sydney.
Tony was born in South Africa - it is only the fact that his parents were Scots; allowed him to play for England...
Reminds me of when Scotland - yes Scotland - hosted the Rugby League -yes league - world cup.
The only person with any Scottish connection at all, at all to the Jock team; - was the South sea island Coach.
His great grandmother was indirectly related to one of the mutineers on the Bounty...
Play the (money) Game Gosh

One of the 'penciled in' fixtures for the Greek National football team used to be the British Fire Service footie team - what happens on tour stays on tour; hic...
Wonder if the Greek loans were Okayed by timely part timers; or opportunistic hedonists.

SAT 30th DEC 2017

On This Day 30th of DEC

 War of the Roses  War of the Worlds
1460; The Wars of the Roses: The defeat and death of Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York and claimant to the English throne, at the Battle of Wakefield.
People - yes you - forget how easily men, and now women openly, resort to killing each other for wealth.
If you don't think that our 'democracy' willing uses more than a tinge of death and destruction - preferably playing away - you need another jemmy up your jacksie. No Josh Gosh

1887; A petition, signed by more than 1 million women in Britain, was sent to Queen Victoria calling for public houses to be closed on Sundays.
Victorian values; thatcherism - some plebs voted for it - wanted to take us back to Victorian values...
The era of workhouses, gin palaces and deportation to the colonies.
In this up to date era of have and have-not of the planet inequality, you aint seen nothing yet ...
Let's hang on to what we got! GOSH

1946; Football league players threatened to strike over the proposed maximum wage of £11 a week.
Wonder if the brexiteer footie fans will insist on stopping all those 'well off when they get here' foreign footie fellows from temporarily migrating to this green and pleasant - for some - Land.
Wonder if it will go to penalties - everyone should have a goal GOSH

1986; Yes;1986; According to new plans by the thatcher government, more than 200 canaries would be 'phased out' of Britain's mining pits.
New electronic devices would replace canaries as detectors of harmful gasses, because they were said to be cheaper in the long run and more effective.
The last deep coal mine closed in 2016; just before Xmas - the Uk still has privatised surface coal sites.
Mostly, in now licensed fracking areas to be...
Any nation state can only run on the compassion of an audit commission accountants calculator for so long
Some/one/thing gotta give GOSH

If Greece had been a mineral rich state and changed allegiance, would the Yanks and Phony Tony have invaded if it had not been a Member of the EU!
The Uk is now playing a more than dangerous 'piggy in the middle' game.

SUN 31st DEC 2017

On This Day 31st of DEC

 Bonnie Prince Charlie  Prince Charles
1720; Bonnie Prince Charlie (Charles Edward Stuart) was born in Rome
Also known as the ‘Young Pretender’ - he landed in Scotland, with his mostly French catholic followers in 1745.
His decision to march on London brought him head on with an army led by the Duke of Cumberland, and defeat at Culloden - the protestant part of the incumbent 'royal' family put his Jacobite jacksie out of joint.
The internationality of Greed GOSH

1759; Arthur Guinness signed a 9,000 year lease at £45 per annum and started brewing Guinness at the St. James's Gate Brewery, Dublin.
Ten years later Guinness exported his ale for the first time, when six and a half barrels were shipped to Britain.
Guinness is now owned by Diageo plc - a UK multi-national.
Diageo has been involved in as much financial skullduggery as the Guinness gang - don't mention tax; or taking a lend of the little guy GOSH

1892; The first hostel for homeless men, Rowton House, opened in Bond Street, Vauxhall. There was strict discipline, with rules against cooking, card playing, etc.
What no no drinking! The posh mens workhouse cost 6d a night - only homeless working men could afford to stay at one.
The one in Newcastle was taken over by the Sally bash - it was called the 'Mens Palace'
It was until recent closure - the cuts - an emergency place of residence for men with addiction problems.
A place once run jointly by the sally bash (charity and volunteers) and Newcastle City Council.
There it was gone GOSH

State run workhouses took in families - they had to work...
Don't mention the poor law and the need for cheap (very cheap) labour.
Wonder if the equivalent times will come again GOSH

1923; The chimes of Big Ben were broadcast on radio for the first time by the BBC - listen in now
1960; The British coin, the farthing, in use in Britain since the 13th Century, ceased to be legal tender at midnight.
It's not the change; it's the rate of change; gong GOSH

1973; The three-day week began in Britain as a result of power strikes.
It led to the downfall of Prime Minister Edward Heath and his government.
Time is up for this greedy git government GOSH

Change in Europe is usually bought about by war and economics.
They (who) say that we deserve the politicians we get...
'All we are saying, is give politics a chance.
A diplomat lies and a squaddie dies.