SAT 16th MAR 2019

1190;The Crusades seen the massacre of Jews at Clifford's Tower, York.
Some committed mass suicide rather than submit to baptism and they set the castle on fire to prevent their bodies being mutilated after their deaths.
A few Jews did surrender, promising to convert to Christianity, but they were killed by the angry crowd.
In all 150 were killed.
Is the present vehemence of the British Jewish movement a bit over-vociferous.
Power wrapped in religion EH!
Whether we like it or not everyone has a certain percentage of inbuilt racism and self survival.
We are going through an extended period of, 'everyone has their price' - some are asking too much.
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1689; The 23rd Regiment of Foot (later known as the Royal Welch Fusiliers) was founded to oppose James II and the imminent war with France.
In days gone by was it nation state religion wrapped up in power!
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1935; The first driving test pass slip was presented to Mr. R. Beene of Kensington, a pupil of the British School of Motoring.
Tests were introduced on a voluntary basis and became compulsory in June.
There's one law for the rich and one for the plebs - ask Phil the Greek
Theres rules for the establishment and rules for the have-not plebs in the present JawJaw
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1940; World War II: James Isbister became the first person killed in a German bombing raid; on Scapa Flow in the Orkney Islands.
Jimmy was collateral - us goodies would not kill civilians; would we!
Ask bomber Harris and those that okayed Hiroshima and Nagasaki
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2001; According to a health survey, 16th March 2001 was the only day between 1993 and 2002 when nobody in the United Kingdom killed themselves.
Whose to live and whose to die...
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Greece had the lowest nation state suicide rate on record - until the loans fiasco period.
Die for me and I'll set you free...

SUN 17th MAR 2019

1473; The birth of King James IV of Scotland - will it stay cold in them up north islands!
He is generally regarded as the most successful of the Stewart monarchs of Scotland, but his reign ended with the disastrous defeat at the Battle of Flodden Field.
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1649; Oliver Cromwell abolished the position of King of England and the House of Lords and declared England a Commonwealth.
Mr Cromwell was a middle class protestant favouring, puritan from Cambridge - he was a million miles away to a brickie from byker.
Like Napoleon he used to get a bad press from the Right wing press.
Change is inevitable...
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1957;British European Airways withdrew their Viscount 701s from service after one of them crashed at Manchester Airport 4 days previously, killing 21 people.
Air crash investigators reckon that all the holes in the cheese have to line up...
To lose one boeing is unfortunate; to lose two...
Flying is still the safest form of transport - give them stats to the loved ones of the dead.
Global warming will severely restrict all forms of transport - never mind flying.
Money makes the world go around; of this I'm sure...
Of being poor...
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2013; The last TV network news from Television Centre in west London was broadcast on BBC One.
Mishal Husain presented the programme from studio N6 at 22:00 GMT, signing off nearly 45 years of bulletins after the Centre had been sold for redevelopment.
Never mind the quality feel the width...
Many of the over-paid so called celebrities are still not happy with the move to Manchester.
Can you remember the almost constantly remarked upon battles between ITV and the BBC.
The BBC won the battles and is now in a war between ratings and control by the prevailing establishment.
Wanna be in their well over-paid gang GOSH

2015 The UK's first Bio-Bus, nicknamed 'the poo bus' was officially launched in Bristol as Service Number 2. Powered entirely on gas generated by human and food waste it went into regular service on 25th March.
The fun has just begun...
'Laugh and the world laughs with you
Cry; and, you cry alone'
It is up to every individual on this pee taking planet to reduce their carbon footprint.
Far too many have to big a footprint.
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Greece has a much smaller footprint/head than many so called developed nation states.
Due to its sunny position on the planet.
Nobody said that survival in the future is going to be easy politically or economically.

MON 18th MAR 2019

978; Edward the Martyr, King of England and the eldest son of King Edgar, was murdered at Corfe Castle in Dorset
The murder is thought to have been ordered by his stepmother Aelfryth, mother of Ethelred the Unready who was eager to see her son crowned.
The weaker sex EH!
The best laid plans of wombats and women.
The feminist is dead - long live the feminist.
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1766; American Revolution: The British Parliament repealed the Stamp Act.
It was a direct tax imposed by the British Parliament specifically on the colonies of British America and required many printed materials in the colonies to be produced on stamped paper produced in London.
The purpose of the tax was to help pay for troops stationed in North America after the British victory in the Seven Years' War.
Taxes and war are interminably linked over time.
In the present globally warmed economic climate are nation states that don't tax for wars tending to surge ahead.
Germany was helped by the 'Marshall plan - will socialism for the rich (Quantitative Easing - the buying up of nation state bonds from the bankers was just printing money) save the UK and USofA banking led communities on a nation state scale!
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1834; Six farm labourers from Tolpuddle, Dorset were sentenced to be transported to Australia for seven years for forming the first trade union and introducing collective bargaining for better wages.
There was such an outcry that they were pardoned two years after sentencing and allowed to return to England.
The annual Tolpuddle Martyrs' festival is held in the village of Tolpuddle in the third weekend of July.
Each year a wreath is laid at the grave of James Hammett, one of the martyrs.
Let's raise a glass to martyrs - or, another meaningful vote
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1922:Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi was jailed for six years by the British authorities for encouraging public disorder.
He was released in February 1924 for an appendicitis operation, having served only 2 years of his sentence.
The death and destruction imposed in the name of democracy started to die.
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1947; The Queen’s husband, Phil the Greek (born in Corfu - Greece on 10th June 1921), became a naturalized Briton On This Day.
It's OK to become a Brit today, if you are rich...
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2015 Two Polish men were rescued after trying to paddle from Britain to Calais in a rowing boat, after failing to find jobs in Britain.
Last year 28 illegal immigrants were caught trying to smuggle themselves out of Britain.
What will happen when people from other nation states stop wanting to come here.
In the battle for the hearts and minds the phrase (whatever) 'lies, damn lies and statistics' is not often used nowadays.
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The number of immigrants presently stacked up on the Greek islands is no lie, or damn lie; or, statistic.

TUES 19th MAR 2019

1649;The House of Commons passed an act abolishing the House of Lords, declaring it 'useless and dangerous to the people of England'.
The most changed house of lords has been the cliched,'conspicuous by its absence' in the present commons fiasco.
Would it have been any different with a written constitution - not in reality.
To say that it has been embarrassing to hear our elected representatives take the 'debate' to way past the far end of flatulence is the understatement of the generations alive.
Wanna be in my elected gang! GOSH

1969; British troops landed on the Caribbean island of Anguilla, after the island declared itself a republic.
They were well received, and the island remained a UK dependency.
Just one of the many historical examples of death and destruction over-riding democracy.
Will the present national division end in the implied threat (reality)by the establishment of internal Conflict; Civil War; or, not!

2015; Top Gear presenters James May and Richard Hammond rejected an offer to present the season's last three shows without the suspended star, Jeremy Clarkson.
On 25th March the BBC's director general confirmed that Jeremy Clarkson's contract would not be renewed, after an 'unprovoked physical attack' on a Top Gear producer Oisin Tymon.
This big belligerent bully was a neighbour and alleged chum of the PM 'dodgy dave'.
Power corrupts; an extended period of power and wealth corrupts absolutely.
The sizable increase in the private jet game was down to TV stars and the IT industry - often paid for innovation that didn't work - ask the NHS Wanna be in the really greedy gang GOSH

Were the plebs of Greece unwittingly deceived by those in the know; the bankers - time will reveal the truth and nothing but the truth.

WED 20th MAR 2019

1413; The death of King Henry IV of England.
It partly fulfilled a prophecy saying that he would die in Jerusalem.
He died in Westminster Abbey's Jerusalem Chamber.
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1549; Thomas Seymour, Lord High Admiral of England who had planned to marry Princess Elizabeth after his wife, Catherine Parr died, was tried and executed for treason.
Who says that the weaker sex (physically) does not follow the money; aided and abetted by the stronger sex.
Wanna be in my keep it in the family - or not - gang GOSH

1616; Sir Walter Raleigh was freed from the Tower of London after 13 years of imprisonment to conduct a second expedition to Venezuela in search of El Dorado.
On Raleigh's return to England, the outraged Spanish ambassador successfully demanded that King James reinstate Raleigh's death sentence.
Who says it hasn't all been done before.
We are now in an era of developed world less international death and destruction and more democracy.
As this planet takes two forward and one back there are some who say that the times are a changing.
Wanna be in my less belligerent Gang GOSH

2015 The Financial Times Share Index (FTSE 100) rose to more than 7,000 points for the first time in its history.
Even after the recent banking crash - it would not have happened so quickly if the so called socialist chancellor hadn't saved the world - sorry ; not really - the country!
Wanna be in my well triggered have and have-not national gang GOSH

If Greece with a much smaller economy and so called centre left led coalition government had triggered article 50; the negotiations with a centre right led EU would have taken on a different 'complexion' completely, indeed.

THURS 21st MAR 2019

1646 The Battle of Stow-on-the-Wold, the last major battle of the First Civil War.
There is this monument to Sir Hastings Keyte In St. Edward's Church at Stow, Keyte was a Royalist captain killed in the battle, aged 23.
Death for power in the name of religion.
Do those prepared to die in the name of the cause still really believe in religion.
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1829; The Duke of Wellington, aged 60, fought a bloodless duel with the Duke of Wellington, fought a bloodless duel with the Earl of Winchelsea.
Wellington was both Prime Minister and leader of the Tory Party at the time.
The reason for the duel was the Duke of wellies - born in Dublin; yet no pal of catholicism - cant and hypocrisy of political expediency in the support of Catholicism.
The present Earl of Winchelsea ( 17th) is the offspring of USofA and Austrian/Hungarian stock - banking and venture capitalism.
The present rift in the tory party is between supporters of the EU and those who are on/in the special relationship mob.
Wonder which side the present nationalised Brit earl is on!
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1946;Labour politician Aneurin Bevan announced the Government's proposals for a free National Health Service, paid for by the taxpayer.
Doctors immediately announced the setting-up of a fighting fund to oppose the legislation, fearing a loss of earnings.
The medical profession at all levels of income is made up of all types - many are greedy gits.
Many of the large houses of times gone by were owned by clerics or doctors - vote for me and I'll set you free
The NHS is being privatised before our well blinkered eyes - make no ( mostly USofA) bones about it
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Were the centre right controllers of the EU aware of the Greek and knock on effect problem - did they make secret contingency plans!.
Just in case.
If you don't think that America is no friend of the EU; you need some different specs on your special relationship.
Is the UK division more politically complicated and confusing than economic! You bet... or not.

FRI 22nd MAR 2019

1824; The British parliament purchased 38 paintings (cost £57,000) to establish a national collection now at the National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London.
The National Gallery - like the planned HS11 - does nowt for the plebs in the far flung provinces.
The present parliament is not walking a mile in anyones shoes.
The haves, which includes the establishment and many in the MSM, refuse to and cannot see the have nots.
Is it 'I'm doing alright' or the inbuilt ego of a 'have'!
Is this how division breaks into open conflict.
Many 'less' developed nation states, as developed nation states see them, have civil wars.
You stop bombing our country and we'll stop coming to yours...
Wanna be in which gang GOSH

1888; The English Football League was founded when 12 clubs met at a hotel in Fleet Street, London.
Other nation states have caught up in life as well as footie.
The UK premiership is an undisguised attempt to hang on to what we got; for what some got they have a lot.
Funny; how footie is rarely mentioned while the derision of the banking community is widely hung out on the hills...
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1942; The BBC began broadcasting in Morse code to the French Resistance.
Yours is not to reason why; yours, is just to do and/or die.
Was it a communist or socialist that said, war; is a bayonet with a worker on each end.
It really has all been done before...
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1954; Closed since 1939, the London bullion market, a market for trading gold and silver, reopened.
Gold and silver are a physical way of storing wealth - money is a relative modern means of exchanging wealth.
If money (the love of ) makes the world go around; it has certainly been spinning faster for the last generation and a half.
How on earth did we manage without all that water and them little telly things...
As each generation comes on line; the more material artifacts are made addictive.
Time for change...
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1997;Comet Hale-Bopp made its closest approach to Earth in the skies over the northern hemisphere. The comet’s next pass is predicted for the year 4397.
2000;D.C. Cook became the first major dealership to sell imported vehicles on the Internet and car buyers were offered price reductions of up to 40%.
2002; A woman, paralysed from the neck down and known to the court as 'Miss B', won the legal right to die by having her treatment withdrawn.
2006;Three Christian Peacemaker Team hostages were freed by British forces in Baghdad after 118 days of captivity and the death of their colleague, American Tom Fox.
Change is inevitable - a wise establishment controls the rate of change for everyone in their nation state.
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Was Greece a nation state that too readily grasped, 'the good times are coming'; and the good times didn't.
What's it all about; the to'ing and froing of the relative wealth of nation states.
Will the Greek economy prosper in the long run, as a member of a large trading block!
Not forgetting global warming and all that jazz; it more than likely will.
The good/bad times are coming for who!

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SAT 23rd MAR 2019

1645; The birth of William Kidd (later known as Captain Kidd).
He was tried and executed for piracy in 1701 after returning from a voyage to the Indian Ocean.
Despite the legends and fiction surrounding Captain Kidd, his actual career was punctuated by only a handful of skirmishes followed by a desperate quest to clear his name.
What was the actual reality of the UK/Brit version of Billy the kid!
Was he a desperado living on the edge of society; or, was he just a scapegoat for justice must be seen to be done!
I said, 'baby, baby, baby, your out of time'
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1860;The birth of Horatio William Bottomley, English journalist and financier who wanted a life of luxury but whose grandiose business schemes kept leading to bankruptcy.
When found guilty of fraud for a third time, he was sentenced to seven years in jail.
He founded the patriotic journal John Bull, had been a Member of Parliament, and had gone through millions of pounds when he died in poverty in 1933.
In the era of the age of information; in the decades of deregulation when the concept of cock-up or conspiracy is alive and well! In the times when no one is guilty of nowt; does one think, that, decadent mode of lifestyle is prevalent!
The times they are a changing...
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1966; The first official meeting between the Catholic and Anglican churches for 400 years took place when Pope Paul VI and Dr. Ramsey, the Archbishop of Canterbury met in Rome.
And; you/we thought that the division over brexit was bending into a it of a barney.
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1991; Prime Minister John Major issued his Citizens' Charter.
Failing public service providers would be forced to offer customers cash refunds or face government budget cuts.
What on earth - it is now an overheating planet - was circus boy John Major on about when he called members of his own cabinet. 'bastards'.
One wo/mans humour is another mans tumour...
There is 'bastards' and, even bigger bastards now...
Wanna be in the bastard or even bigger bastard gang GOSH

How many citizens/plebs in the nation state of Greece, think
'Clowns to the left of me; Jokers to the right; Here I am stuck in the middle with you'.