Thurs 8th FEB

Brain stopped play


It is hiding in here somewhere

SAT 10th FEB 2018

On this day

1306; In front of the high altar of Greyfriars Church in Dumfries, Robert the Bruce murdered John Comyn, his leading political rival, sparking revolution in the Scottish Wars of Independence.
A historic example of violence shaping politics...
Who are you to disa gree GOSH

In times more recent, which nation states have resorted to the use of violence trying to influence politics the most?
The EU
North Vietnam
The UK

The USofA wins by a nuclear mile
Don't mention the UK being the compliant poodle that pales into paltriness>
Who are you to disa gree GOSH

A Squaddie dies and a Diplomat lies - don't mention the pro establishment press.
Let's hang on to what we (want) got GOSH

2013 The Department for Transport announced that TV advertisements, which have been shown since the 60s, with characters such as Tufty the squirrel and the Green Cross Code Man would no longer be broadcast because of 're-prioritised' budgets.
Austerity! what austerity!
I'm not a lying greedy git GOSH

Ancient history records Greece as having a violent past - don't mention the planet...
Will Greece have a violent future - if Greece remains in the EU it wont... according to the patter

PS - had to roll back to win 7 - am getting there
Learning linux as fast as I can...
Things can only get better...

SUN 11th FEB 2018

On this day

1531; Henry VIII was recognized as supreme head of the Church of England.
Let more trouble begin in the pursuit of wealth...
Wanna be in my new religious gang GOSH

1895;The lowest ever UK temperature of -27.2°C was recorded at Braemar in Aberdeenshire. This record was equalled, also at Braemar on 10th January 1982. Minus 27°C was also recorded at Altnaharra (Highland) on 30th December 1995.
Due to climate change - we aint seen nothing yet; get ready to move you greedy get GOSH

1975;Margaret Thatcher won the Conservative Party Leadership and became the first woman leader of a British political party.
The cold wind of change is now again blowing across the UK and the rest of the developed world.
Some plebs still believe the spin and Grin GOSH

1993; Queen Elizabeth II and the Prince of Wales both volunteered to pay income tax and capital gains tax on their private income. The Queen also took over civil list payments to junior members of the royal family.
Despite that; the Windsors and the hangers on are now better off than they have ever been...
How long can an economy under such massive pressure keep paying massive benefits to one family!
How long after Brexit will they last?

The Greek "royal" parasites are trying to make a come-back.
'Get thee behind me Satan'

MON 12th FEB 2018

On this day

1554; At the tender age of 16, (even more tender nowadays!) the ‘nine days queen’, Lady Jane Grey and her husband Lord Guildford Dudley were beheaded; , he on Tower Hill, after being implicated in the Wyatt's (plebs and patricians - it always is ) rebellion.
The rebellion arose out of concern over Queen Mary I's determination to marry Philip II of Spain, which was an unpopular policy with the English. It is believed that Lady Jane was born here, at Bradgate House in Leicestershire (just N of Londoncentric ) and spent the greater part of her short life there.
An early EU getaway GOSH!

1688; The conclusion of the ‘Glorious Revolution’.
James II fled with his family to France, and the Prince of Orange and Princess Mary were declared King and Queen of England, France and Ireland.
Wasn't the prince of orange one of the international 1% - a Dutch Geezer GOSH

1994; One hundred people made history by walking from France to England for the first time in millions of years. Each represented charities and voluntary organisations and walked the 31 mile (21 under water) Channel Tunnel which took, on average, 13 hours to complete.
What's all this hypocrisy and cant about a Boris Bridge - the epitomy of spin and grin GOSH

1996; Prime Minister John Major vowed to rebuild the Ulster Peace Process, telling Sinn Fein to choose between 'the ballot or the bullet'.
It takes two to tango - was that a bias man taking the lead!
Brexit will greatly influence the politics of the ireland of Ireland...
Let my smugglers go GOSH

Different countries have diverse accounts re; the Greek loans.
The banker bought and owned media are all spin and grin.
Even the most devout of greedy git can't disagree - though they will never admit it.
Is it really in their DNA!
Afraid it is...

TUES 13th FEB 2018

On this day

1542; Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of Henry VIII of England, was executed for adultery.
Katie was a member of the extended family of greedy gits of the age.
She was only around seventeen - a bit young for an arranged marriage; and,
go round the block and not expecting get the fatal chop...
Men ruled in them days OK...
Time for change - whatever the gender NO JOsh GOSH

1692; The massacre of the ( Jacobite) MacDonalds at Glencoe, for not promptly pledging allegiance to the new king, William of Orange.
. The massacre began simultaneously in three settlements along the glen - Invercoe, Inverrigan, and Achnacon.
The fleeing MacDonalds were pursued. Thirty eight MacDonalds from the Clan MacDonald of Glencoe were killed and another forty women and children died of exposure after their homes were burned.
Much has been made of the 'Campbells are coming' over time...
Vote for me or I'll set your soul free.
Nowadays; we have the cant and hypocrisy of, democracy at home and death and destruction away.
Theres nowt as queer (no pun intended) as folk) ...
Will feminism really change parliament - they seem to fit in to the prevailing system so well.
Are you a female greedy git GOSH!

1988; The Winter Olympics opened in Calgary, Canada.
English ski-jumper and plasterer Eddie Edwards, became the surprise sensation of the Games.
The fearless contestant came last, but won all the headlines and the nickname The Eagle.
His life story was made into a film, Eddie the Eagle, in 2016.
Money and the resulting inequality now run sport OK.
Give me a too small grant GOSH

Greece is the birthplace of the Olympic games.
The Greeks always enter the stadium first - this year in Korea, Greece will have four contestants/ participants.
A sign of the times - don't mention the loan repayments...

WED 14th FEB 2018

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The Feast Day of St. Valentine, patron saint of lovers.
There were fourteen Saint Valentines - Of the Saint Valentine whose feast is on 14th February nothing is known, except his name and that he was buried at the Via Flaminia north of Rome today.
The day first became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished.
Gretna Green, historically the first village in Scotland, has been performing weddings since 1754.
They originated from cross-border elopements stemming from differences between Scottish marriage laws and those in neighbouring countries.
And; 'there's not enough love to go round'.
Blood is thicker than water - there's resevoirs of blood after slaughter.
Where's my galoshes! GOSH

In these days of devolution; the jocks are wanting ever more division - don't mention remaining.
One version of history - not often given air - is that, many in the KU Klux Klan were of Scottish descent.
A classic case of the oppressed becoming the oppressors - don't mention Jews and Yanks.
Jaw Jaw about War War soon leads to Gore and more Gore GOSH

1946; The Bank of England was nationalised - after the second world war - by the Atlee government.
The deregulation of banking by thatcherism; has led to the deregulation of society.
Never forget (sucker) that before thatcherism; building societies came about, cos the banks were ripping plebs off.
What you say; our fellow humans wouldn't do that...
Remember the very recent 'magic money tree' and the hu ha about it.
Private banks and the government can magic up money when ever they want to - forget interest rates sending you into poverty - QE -now only expediently 'used' - was a vain attempt to keep the western world ahead of the wealth game.
You aint seen nothing yet - did you become a greedy get!

Greece has held talks with Russia and China (who) re the loans.
The EU is mostly all about a trading block - forget the politics.
Greece hasn't held a referendum about staying in the EU...

FRI 15th FEB 2018

On this day

1901; Winston Churchill entered Parliament for the first time, as MP for Oldham.
MPs of the period were unpaid and Churchill was forced to take a speaking tour in order to fund his tenure.
Fake news or another earlier example of spin and grin!
Churchill was of aristocratic offspring - a lying git or a greedy git - both...
Keep the plebs on side - here we go GOSH

1955; The Government ( con Ant. Eden took over the reins from Churchill )unveiled plans to construct 12 nuclear power stations in the following decade, at a cost of £300 million.
Value for money - or; has time proved, they (the politicians representing the people-who!) were taking the easy way out.
Never ever forget; nuclear weapons need a nuclear power industry.
For the 'defence' industry - one understands; lots of Josh GOSH

2003; Protests against the Iraq war occurred in over 600 cities worldwide.
Estimates from 8,000,000 - 30,000,000 people took part, making it the largest peace demonstration ever.
And you thought forgot) it was just the UK that protested against belligerence in the pursuit of power.
The western world was going to war in the era of graft GOSH (all puns intended)

2015 Investigators uncovered what is thought to be the biggest ever cybercrime.
More than £650 million going missing from banks around the world - funny money went missing without a laugh.
Wonder if the billions in tax havens have ever been hacked - is bitcoin coming!
British banks were thought to have lost tens of millions of pounds after a gang of Russian based hackers infiltrated the bank’s internal computer systems using malware, which lurked in the networks for months, gathering information and feeding it back to the gang.
The illegal software was so sophisticated that it allowed the criminals to view video feeds from within supposedly secure offices, as they gathered the data they needed to steal.
Has the Cybercrime race taken over from the arms race!
Just if you're a greedy git GOSH

All colours and creeds on the planet have a classless mix of greedy gits and non greedy gits.
The UK has made a statement with Brexit.
Greece is at the crossroads - wonder what compromise the German coalition will come up with!