One couldn’t make it up...


MAR 24/3 to 31/3 2016




Thurs 24/3 2016



Today in 1958, a chanter called Elvis was drafted into the usa army, near fort smith, Arkansas; as a private.
He was also a very, very successful film actor at the time...
Unable to dodge the draft; despite all the lovely lolly...golly GOSH

In 1964 a bloke called Cassius Clay - the black heavy weight champion of the world - failed the usa army psychological induction test...
Mr Clay, became religious and changed his name to Muhammid Ali... a Muslim...
In 1966 the usa lowered the test standard and Muhammid Ali, was given a five year prison sentence, a $ten thousand fine, stripped of his title, his passport, and, banned from boxing in the us of a.
For being a conscientious objector, he was made a 'nigger' again GOSH

Ali was free on appeal - it took 5 years for the supreme court to unanimously accept him as a true conscientious objector and reverse the conviction...
Later that year he became world champion again...GOSH

George W Bush wasn't a draft dodger...
However; he used his daddies influence to avoid active duty and joined the national guard.
Any gun as long it's a safe gun GOSH

Billy boy Clinton was a draft dodger...
Sent many an american to a minor skirmish...
Follow me lads, I'm right behind you, gonads GOSH

Dick Cheney was a dodger...
Made a career out of war...
Wanna buy an oily gun GOSH

Mussolini was a draft dodger - hols in switzerland...
Hitler dodged the Austrian draft - went to live in Germany...
I'm safe...here's a gun GOSH

Since conscription ended in the UK - 1960...
Many an armchair hero has started a war...
Your gore - their gain GOSH

Mans favourite hobbies are still sex and fighting.
The rich have gained from the fighting - ask phony tony...
The poor have died in the fighting...
They got a good grave GOSH

Us plebs have layed down most of the guns...
But! not the bombs...
And! now the terrorists are here...
It's all grolsch and gonerrhea GOSH


GREECE
The Greeks still have conscription
The Greek economy still has constipation...








FRI 25/3 2016



Eyes up if you knew that Saturn's largest moon was called Titan...
People know less - or more - about cricket than the universe.
Titan was dicovered today in 1665 by a dutch gadgee GOSH

Evidently! don't quote me mind; it is the only natural satelite to have a dense atmosphere.
The establishment and the supporting covert messenger mob; now have a tense atmosphere...
Now is the time to invest in 'brown trousers' for the greedy git gang GOSH

The professional politicians of the westminster village and their supporting well paid cast...
Are; while sublimely plotting; exposing themselves to the ridiculous...
Mirror, mirror, on the wall; who's the thickest of them all?
Have a good gander GOSH

Much is now made; about the impartiality of the BBC.
Did you know that the new head of BBC news is a chum of dodgy dave...
Already an establishment organisation - it is being politicised on the openly sly...
Where's the guard gone GOSH

Spotted a prime example of the 1% owning most of the wealth...
Look out for the blue trucks delivering ale to a pub near you
Heard of that company! one man's poison is another mans/womans grog GOSH

Newcastle used to have two breweries: the blue star and Fed... Brown ale is owned by Heineken and brewed - a few year at Dunston - in Tadcaster; now...
The Federation Brewery supplied the CIU clubs; was taken over by Heineken and closed...
They have all gone GOSH

Sunderland had the Vaux brewery - now the shopping centre...
Would one rather have a local brewery or an international shop!
The beer was - in town - delivered by magnificent horse drawn drays...
The Vaux brewery was closed on the advice of the deutsche bank...
All disappeared at a gallop GOSH

The good people of the North East didn't vote for these and other changes...
But the nation voted for goverments that brought these changes about...
The wealth created by the NE is sucked out - down south and further...
Straight to the greedy gits GOSH

The northern power house will save you...!
Don't get me going GOSH

Many things have left the NE...
Are you going GOSH


GREECE
Greece; like the NE is a backwater...
Unless one is doing OK.








SAT 26/3 2016



Swissair became the national - yes 'national' - airline of Switzerland on this cold day in 1931.
The amalgamation of two private airlines.
In 2002; It became part of Lufthansa - if it walks like a german talks like a G...
Do germans like a josh as much as the dosh GOSH

Lufthansa was privatised in 1994 - the German version of Ryan Air is a subsidary...
The 'rich' germans now own a sizeable wedge of our once nationalised outfits.
Are the german greedy gits better at it than our greedy gits GOSH

I mention the Germans cos the main languge of the Swiss is German.
It was us Brits that coined the derisive phrase 'gnomes of Zurich' cos of a perceived run on the pound; in the sixties
In an era before the markets; when politicians not bankers ruled the gold GOSH

The Swiss aren't in Europe; let's be franc about it, for banking reasons - yet, Zurich as a financial centre is on the decline...
The Swiss are developing a, separate to the rest of the world, digital cloud banking system...
Ask a champagne socialist/greedy git near you; if he/she has a secret swiss account!
Do you know what's Anglo/German for gelt GOSH!

We; like the Swiss are not in the Euro - we used to be - remember that dark day; black wednesday
We are consistently conned/beligerently brain washed that the pound rules OK
The london stock exchange has resisted take over bids from Wall street and, Frankfurt...
Now there is talk of a joint international, hostile takeover...
Time to change the game GOSH

To stay ahead of the game one must change the game...
Bringing back nationalisation - will upset a few greedy gits...
I'm game NO GOSH.


GREECE When the Greeks were put under pressure to repay German(ECB private) loans, the Greeks were quick to mention that Germany still owed old debts to Greece.
The Swiss banks are paying millions in 'compensation' to people who's money was illegally secreted there.
Don't mention the war...








SUN 27/3 2016



Today in 1871; the first game of rugby between Scotland (at home) and England; was won by the sweaty socks...
The population of England was and is about 12x that of Scotland.
Current stats: England 74 - Scotland 42...18 drawn.
How many separate shades of david and Goliath GOSH

On this day in 1966; Pickles the dog found the world cup; there it was gone - and found by a little mutt!
England has won the world cup once; and lost it once, before we won it...
Are we great! GOSH...

On the 11Th of may 2015; an overweight bloke called pickles; was sacked from the cabinet of dodgy dave...
He was the working class moderate hero in a gang of toffs (the prescott)
Was he sacked cos he made a right pig of it!
A gaffer or gaff GOSH

On this day in 1852; Jim Connell was born; Irish journalist and activist...
It was him what wrote, 'The Red Flag'; You know!the one that used to be sung at every labour party conference...
The words have more than a tinge of the blood and gore representation of the era it was written in...
Ask dave !...It's a good job those times are gone GOSH

Today in 1868 the most repeated words of a song ever; were written by Patty Smith Hill...
'Happy Birthday to You'
Other research favours an 'unkown' black woman...
The victor writes the history...
A goulasch with garner gander GOSH

If! one was born today...
What age will the rich; who make the tough decisions that affect the poor; have the poor working to!
A rhetorical rant... Gadzooks GOSH


GREECE
Much has been made of the 'extravagances' of the Greek pleb contributing to the Greek 'economic collapse'.
The hypocritical hype of the kettle calling the pot...!
Now where's me whistle...








MON 28/3 2016



On this - very hot for some - day; a very important bit of a pressurised water reactor nuclear power generator
Sprung a leak...
Resulting in a partial meltdown - meltdowns can be dodgy; ask the plebs around Chernobyl
It took 14 year and about $1 billion to 'clean up'
This was Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; not Gomorrah GOSH

The yank nuclear incident/accident was put down to mechanical/man - interaction with computer.
The russian nuclear incident/accident was put down to design/man........!
Hold on! isn't it man that makes the dam things - Godamn GOSH

The catastrophe at Fukushima nuclear plant, japan, 2011; was caused by an earthquake generating tsunamis
The cost is unknown and increasing...
The Japanese called off a nuclear deal with the UK - they thought we were too dodgy...
Man will never beat nature; but, he's intent on having a go GOSH

Calder Hall was the first world industrial scale nuclear power generator...
Built in 1956 in Cumberland (now Cumbria) was a dual UK industrial/military outfit.
Closed in 2003; decommissioning began in 2005 and; is still going on this very day.
There might be a few more goblins GOSH

The Windscale site was the new breed of Calder Hall - more nuke than power.
Sellafield is the nuclear industry/military decommissioning site + research labs - about 10 thousand bods (many not Cumbrian) between em.
There's a contingency plan if these jobs go GOSH

Sellafield is, as yet, a temporary storage site for nuclear waste - despite the attempts to make it permanent.
The whole nuclear game - as many other - used to be UK owned, but is now multi-national...
Hence the, as yet, verbal agreements with France and China - both with Nukes...
Is it just for the few! Armageddon GOSH

Scotland and Germany have both given notice to be completely nuclear free...
Ireland and Norway have both voiced concern about nuclear contaminated sea water...
Don't mention the UK cock-ups - we don't have accidents like them other countries.
Perhaps! these countries are more aware of the true cost of going nuclear
It's us plebs who will end footing the bill; Again GOSH


GREECE
The Greeks have an atomic energy commission carrying out research...
They have made the decision; to go non nuclear.








TUES 29/3 2016



6,255 people crossed the finish line of the first London marathon today in 1981.
6,747 started; and over 20,000 applied; to get round somehow.
It was sponsored by an american - £50,000 contract...
From day one; groats for your grunt - not an amateur guild GOSH

Over 38,000 people entered last years London marathon...
The vast majority run for charity, and; are classed as amateurs.
Today the sponsor pays over £3 million/annum.
Gravity from the gravy GOSH

The biggest half marathon in the world is the Great North Run - over 1 million finishers...
Running has raised many a million for a multitude of charities.
The professional runners get more publicity from charity runs than the pro game!
One needs grit to stay ahead of the game GOSH

Charity fatigue is a recent phenomenon of many nations - not just ours...
The head honchos of many charities are paid hundreds of thousands of pounds/annum...
Could this be the result of the inequality of modern societies!
Gratitude for the gravy GOSH

People remember Ed more for the bacon butty than the election failure...
Remember the leadership contest beaten bro.- parachuted into a S. Shields safe seat -
David ( another dodgy of the westminster village ) was paid £20.000/annum to be a director of Sunderland FC when he was an MP.
Groats for the grunt GOSH

David - poor chap - now has to work for a international rescue charity; based in America...
His remuneration; roughly ;one third of a million dollars/annum...
The mafia used to call it 'creaming off the top'.
Your zero hour contract; will help him, help the charity.
No griping about the greedy gits GOSH


GREECE
Marathon is an actual town in Greece - 25 mile from Athens...
The site of a big scrap with Persians...
A pro runner ran to Athens with news of the win and died...
This has nowt to do with 'shoot the messenger'.








WED 30/3 2016



Today in 1842 inhaled ether was used as an anaesthetic for the first time in a medical operation...
By a yank; a surgeon and pharmacist...
Remember the snake oil salesmen...
Anything from goner-here to gout GOSH

Those of a certain age will be aware of the full frontal lobotomy - 1960s op.to cure the insane.
A celebrated yank toured half the US of A earning big bucks carrying out the operation...
Modus operandi; An 'instrument' similar to a small ice axe; was inserted in the eye cavity and scraped away part of the front area of the brain.
And! you thought the history of torture was bad!
Gruesome GOSH

The NHS came about in 1948 - despite the tories; some of his own labour party and, much of the medical profession...
Nye Bevan the left wing minister of health was quoted as saying, " I've done it; but, I had to stuff most of the mouths with gold".
They wanted gravy not gratitude GOSH

The UK currently spends about 2% less of its wealth on health; than most developed countries.
Your health is wealth to a tory - it's big bucks to dodgy yank firms...
No NHS will cost you more...
Don't give it to the greedy gits GOSH

Many people are aware that the Japanese economy has been 'floundering' for some time now...
Is one aware that:
The japanese pension is not enough to provide the minimal level of subsistence.
40% of suicides are pensioners...
Japanese pensioners - too proud to bother the kids - are shoplifting to 'survive' in prison...
Who runs this planet! the rich or the gods GOSH


GREECE
It is said that the Greeks had the whole gamut of gods.
Will they be ruled by german technocrats or; Greek politicians...








THURS 31/3 2016



On this day in 1959 the fourteenth Dalai Lama(Tenzin Gyatso) of Tibet was given political asylum in India.
He escaped Chinese military aggression...
He regarded the chinese as capitalists; relative to himself...
A communist closer to GOD GOSH

Becoming a tibetan 'monk', was and is, the economic but not political equivalent of...
'The working class can kiss my ass; I've got the foremans job at last'.
Gear from the plebs via god GOSH

Today; economic and those fleeing war, migrants, outnumber those seeking political asylum by hundreds to one...
Dodgy dave and the greedy git gang have a pay threshold of £35,000/annum for those'foreigners' wishing to remain in this country...
The national minimum wage for a 40h week...£18,760/annum
Immigration gerrymandering! A no josh GOSH

A million pound a day losses!
Now! when have I heard that before?
Oh yes! When nationalisation rears its horrid head in this climate of privatisation.
There's more from the greedy gits GOSH

Subsidising an industry/anything is against the rules of Europe...
Never heard much hue and cry when the bundes bank bought up volkswagens 'old' debt; the minute they got caught fiddling the fuel figures.
What's good for the goose is bad for the gander GOSH

The greedy gits are coming out of the well oiled woodwork to defend the rich...
The old economic arguments that brought about so much inequality are being think tanked into the public domain...
Again GOSH

There is a strange disconnect between the banks - all banks - and governments now...
The think tanks of the right are theologising the theory - the banks don't know what to do...
The creators of funny money can't manipulate and manoeuvre it away - without admitting it is funny...
For! if they do... they too; will be gone NO GOSH

They are hanging on - when it's time to go GOSH
A real ironic GOSH

GREECE
Greece still has sovereignty... in Europe; for now.
The UK has less sovereignty than most other countries; in or out...
Successive governments have sold our self determination to other countries.
The decision to sell off! UK steel was made in India.
Time to get our self determination back - no debate.





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