WED 3rd OCT 2019
1283 Dafydd ap Gruffydd, Prince of Gwynedd and the last independent ruler of Wales, became the first nobleman to be executed by being hanged, drawn and quartered; for plotting the death of King Edward I.
Dafydd was dragged through the streets of Shrewsbury attached to a horse's tail then hanged alive, revived, then disembowelled and his entrails burned before him before being cut into four quarters.
Rough justice must be seen to be done in the era of death and destruction
Wanna be in a don't bring back rough justice gang GOSH
1691; The Treaty of Limerick was signed, ending the Irish Rebellion against English rule.
There'll always be an england is not right.
There'll always be a changing UK is right now.
Some people are not aware of the present sabre rattling and animosity - some prefer to look the other way.
Wanna be in a socialist time for change gang GOSH
1712; The Duke of Montrose issued a warrant for the arrest of Rob Roy MacGregor, the famous Scottish folk hero and outlaw of the early 18th century.
He was later imprisoned, finally pardoned in 1727 and died in 1734.
Humanity still gets it wrong today when humans have to be judged...
Wanna be in my lets get it right - despite the complications gang GOSH
1932; Iraq gained independence from Britain.
In 1958, the monarchy was overthrown and the Republic of Iraq was created.
Have you noticed that the arab oil producing nations were once pals of the west
Brexiteers are wrong to believe that;
The commonwealth is dead; long live the commonwealth...
Wanna be in a the UK is now a lot smaller gang GOSH
1952; News of the end of tea rationing meant the prospect of unlimited 'cuppas' for the first time in 12 years.
Many brexiteers don't believe that rationing of some 'things' will happen (un)officially again...
Some are prepared to cut off their nose to spite their face...
My heart is with the leavers; but, my head is with the remainers - think it through; no matter how complicated 'it' becomes.
Wanna be in a change should come from the inside gang GOSH
Greece is for and against the EU very similar to the UK.
They have chosen change from the inside.
THURS 4th OCT 2019
1829; John Thompson of London designed the first greeting card.
Despite the internet and mobiles, greeting card and other types of card shops are still alive and well.
They are routinely visited by the weaker sex...
Wanna be in we aren't all the same and won't be for some time gang GOSH
1883; The Boys' Brigade was founded, in Glasgow, by Sir William Alexander Smith.
The interdenominational Christian youth organisation combines drill and fun activities with Christian values.
In May 1903, Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of the Scout Association, became their vice-president.
By 2003, there were 500,000 Boys' Brigade members in 60 countries.
Wonder how many members of both there are now!
Having not been a member of both organisations; I became aware of the different classes involved at an early age...
Wanna be in a you can't turn back time gang GOSH
1965; The BBC announced it would begin broadcasting a new programme for immigrants.
Immigration; over time, is nothing new.
The reason why it seems to be on the front burning over burner at the moment is; cos of wealth moving eastwards; not, the EU
Wanna be in a 'we can work it out' gang GOSH
1976; British Rail began its new 125mph Intercity 'High Speed Train' service.
At the time of its introduction it was the fastest diesel-powered train in regular service in the world and remained so for many years afterwards.
Engineers have calculated that, with a certain amount of rewiring, the Mark 3 carriages can be made to last until at least 2035 - they won't.
Other nation states have faster rail transport as part of their national integrated networks
Dizzy; I'm so dizzy...
What is this obsession with speed - HS11 and fibre glass internet isn't good for you.
They are both billed as part of the (capitalist) way forward.
The way of western nation states competing with the east should be investing in making things - not the higgedly piggedly advance of capitalism, profit over people and pre election promiseering
Greece has recently chosen to go backwards by electing the greedy gits - despite being in the EU trading bloc.
FRI 5th OCT 2019
1927; At its conference in Blackpool, the Labour Party voted to nationalise the coal industry.
When the deep coal mining industry was finished off by thatcherism a generation ago; it was political,not the use of fossil fuels.
Global warming was just a twinkle in the eye by very few men - in those days men ruled the world...
The oil industry greedy gits (including women) have just said that it will be business as usual; depite global warming.
We shall see!
Wanna be in my all seeing gang GOSH
1936; The start of the 'Jarrow March' - around 200 unemployed shipyard workers from Jarrow in north east England began walking to London to protest about the lack of jobs.
The protestors arrived on 31st October.
Only men participated in the historic march, apart from Jarrow's female MP, Ellen Wilkinson.
Today; the tories claim that more people are working than ever in UK history!
I look around me and I see it isn't so...
If; people had not been forced into 30 bob, often self employed and zero hour jobs; we, as a nation would not have the present division and the marginal vote to leave the EU.
Yes; the employment figures are somewhat cyclic and depend on planet conditions.
However; if we as a nation state are not prepared to put our hands up and admit, we got it wrong again dad,
What chance do we stand...
Wanna be in a time for change gang GOSH
1967; For the first time in Britain, a court in Brighton accepted a 'majority verdict' from a jury instead of the usual 'unanimous verdict' required previously.
Today; legal aid is almost non existent - there is, a law for the rich and one for the poor.
Any one moves - legally or illegally - and the pleb gets it.
Wanna be in a time for change gang GOSH
1984; Police and Customs in Essex seized Britain's biggest ever haul of cannabis made in a single raid, (4.3 tons), with an estimated street value of almost £11 million.
The use of cannabis for medical reasons has just been made legal in england.
Private production was ready for the decision and is up and running...
Is the jury still out on the general use of cannabis - banned cos of its hallucinogenic ability
Never ever forget that recently it has been the rich making tough decisions on behalf of the poor
Wanna be in a selective time for change gang GOSH
Unemployment and drug use is on the rise in Greece - despite being in the EU.
Capitalism will not cure the Greek economy - socialism will make life easier as wealth moves eastwards.
SAT 6th OCT 2019
1854 The Great fire of Newcastle and Gateshead started shortly after midnight, leading to 53 deaths and hundreds injured in a series of fires and an explosion.
The initial fire started in a mill and large quantities of oil in the premises added fuel to the fire.
The explosion, which could be heard 10 miles away, was thought to be the result of storing 2800 tons of sulphur and 128 tons of nitrate of soda in one of the warehouses.
The true cost of learning the truth can be very costly indeed.
Wanna be in a now that I have seen the light gang GOSH
2013; Expenses documents showed that former cabinet minister Liam Fox successfully claimed 3p of taxpayers' money for a car journey of about 100 metres.
The ex-defence secretary made another 15 claims of under £1 for car travel approved in 2012-13.
Boris had a few cheap shot jokes (at rivals!) at the tory conference - none about claiming exies!
Guess which MP has the lowest expenses claim - yes you're right; the leader of the opposition, the socialist leader of the labour party.
The con high side of the expense claimants are either gone or on the side of the leavers.
The 'C' team of conservatism are now in control of the cabinet.
Is it the liar, liar pants and exies list on fire, brigade now in charge of us plebs.
Wanna be in a truthful, seen the light gang GOSH
The recently elected greedy git government is selling off more national assetts and exploring for fossil fuels to pay off the Greek debt...
Say no more!
MON 7th OCT 2019
1765; Delegates from nine of the American colonies protested against the British Stamp Act, which raised a direct tax on the colonies.
Prior to the generations of today there used to be two certainties in life:
Death and taxes.
Today; people have only one certainty in life; DEATH
In the trickle down theory of; wealth slowly goes downwards; there is only one truism.
In the periods of private enterprise and austerity all classes of income pay less tax.
Wanting more income becomes too infectious to all (almost all; does humanity become mesmorised)...
Wanna be in a time for change gang GOSH
2008; UK banking shares plunged on fears that more financial institutions would need government assistance to stay solvent.
HBOS shares dropped 42% and the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) fell 39%.
Much theorising by differing camps have been has been put forward as to the cause of the latest banking crash.
The long unbridled reign of greed was; and now still is the cause of a crash.
The best description of the whole debacle
Socialism for the Rich.
Wanna be in a socialism for all gangGOSH
The Greek voter has recently been tricked into thinking that capitalism is the answer.
Some members of the EU have been recently influenced by the far right...
We are not far right - well they would say that; wouldn't they.
TUES 8th OCT 2019
1200; Isabella of Angoulême (in western France) was crowned Queen consort of England as the wife of King John.
Until John's death in 1216 - his second wife.
She had five children by the king including his heir, later Henry III.
In 1220 she remarried and had a further nine children.
In days of old when nights were bold...
Many of the weaker sex produced heirs - no matter what the class
Was this one of the first production lines of medieval machination by males!
Wanna be a modern 'some girls will'; 'some girls won't' gang GOSH
1744; The birth of Henry Duncan, a minister of the Church of Scotland who founded the world's first commercial savings bank, paying interest on its investors' modest savings.
The bank of the EU has negative interests rates at the moment.
Have you noticed how UK (English) banks are now encouraging people to save.
Capitalism has tried using funny electronically manufactured money.
Humanity (modern) is now caught by the short and curlies; by the custodians of banking
Many bankers still make a fortune from funny money - their chums of collusion (private equity)have had first wack at the funny money.
Wanna be in a time for change gang GOSH
1929; Betty Boothroyd, (labour) former Speaker of the House of Commons, was born.
Betty was a tiller girl and is now still going as a member of the house of lords - she never married or had offspring...
Was (is) Mizz Boothroyd a prime example of, 'If you can't beat em join em'
The working class can kiss my ass, Ive got the foremans job at last - the rugby players version of the red flag.
The emancipation of women is on a high at this moment in history
There are more women than men on this planet.
Wanna be in an emancipation will or won't stop at equality Gang GOSH.
By law, women have acheived equality; in reality they haven't -
In Greece, only 21% of elected parliament are female - in the UK it currently stands at 32%
In the EU, the UK now is in 11th place - the more socialist nordic nations are at the top of the charts
WED 9th OCT 2019
1779; The first 'Luddite' riots broke out in a lace factory in Loughborough as workers protested against labour-saving machinery which was likely to make them redundant.
Similar riots begin at a spinning cotton factory in Manchester.
The robots are coming is nothing new...
To individuals and nation states - no matter how they combine and split up over time.
Never ever forget; that it is our fellow humans who come up with these labour saving devices
As the western nation states compete; wealth is inexorably moving eastwards.
Inequality is just a temporary way of righting the wrongs in the big picture of time.
Is it any consolation to the young family trying to hack out a living; that...
It is us humans that decide how we exist.
Wanna be in a less greedy gang GOSH
1955; Three armed men raided a Turkish bath in London, but the well heeled customers were wearing very little clothing, and the robbers' total haul was only £7.
Will Turkey join the EU! when the UK leaves...
Wanna be in a 'what's that saying again' It is better pissing inside the tent than out, gang GOSH
2014; A report from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) found that populations of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish had declined on average by 52 per cent in the last 40 years.
Almost the entire decline was down to human activity, through habitat loss, deforestation, climate change, over-fishing and hunting.
Some - more often than not; well established greedy gits -still do not believe that mankind is resposible for global warming.
Hence; experts EH; what do they know - made by a leading leaver
Wanna be in a
'Ive been doing some serious thinking
A thought just came into my head
If you don't have a drink while you are living
You'll have a hell of a job when you're dead
Is a Greek pleb worse off than a UK pleb!
To many life is a lottery - do migrants make life less of a lottery!
THURS 10th OCT 2019
1580; After a three day siege, (the Siege of Smerwick) the English Army beheaded over 600 Irish and Papal soldiers and civilians at Dún an Óir in Ireland.
Although the defenders eventually surrendered, most of them were then massacred on the orders of the English commander, the Lord Deputy of Ireland, Arthur Grey.
'If I was a 6 inch/ft/metre piece of rope; I'd go to Rome and hang the pope' a proddy death/recruiting song...
Will it soon be sung openly again - it is looking likley!
Time and history is transcended by those who have lost a loved one!
'So heres to the future the fun has just begun'
Now that religion is no longer the glue; there's nowt as queer as folk.
Wanna be in a you shouldn't attempt to turn back time gang GOSH
1957; A major radiation leak was detected at the Windscale (now known as Sellafield) nuclear plant in Cumbria after an accident three days earlier.
Milk from about 500 square km. of nearby countryside was diluted and destroyed for about a month.
Remember foot and mouth - at first the establishment couldn't work out how it had spread so fast.
They soon established that it was the trading - often just across the valley; in the short life of a four legged friend - of livestock, that was the culprit.
The true cost of unbridaled capitalism was not fully given to the public by the media.
Wanna be in a 'the truth is often stranger than fiction' gang GOSH
2010; PM David Cameron said defence spending would fall by 8% over four years.
Harrier jump jets, the Navy's flagship HMS Ark Royal - they got it wrong again dad - and planned Nimrod spy planes would be axed and 42,000 MoD and armed forces jobs cut by 2015.
The RAF and navy would lose 5,000 jobs each, the Army 7,000 and the Ministry of Defence 25,000 civilian staff.
The military example of never mind the people let's put profit and nuke power in the hands of the few.
Some plebs must agree with this 'philosophy'
Wanna be in a time for change from these zero hours and thirty bob subsidised jobs gang GOSH
Greece has just marginally voted for less military Jobs - it had one of the relative to population largest military forces on the planet.
Wonder how a nation state with worse than the average unemployment will react!
How long will it take the plebs to react!
FRI 11th OCT 2019
1521; Pope Leo X conferred the title of 'Defender of the Faith' (Fidei Defensor) on England's Henry VIII for his book supporting Catholic principles.
5 centuries later is PR - the art; some say dark; of following/influencing public opinion - any differemt!
The sublime secrecy now being momentarily generated; by the EU; could be the eventual downfall of the organisation!
Wanna be in my gang GOSH
1649; After a ten-day siege, English New Model Army troops, under the command of Oliver Cromwell, stormed the town of Wexford, Ireland, killing over 2,000 Irish Confederate troops and 1,500 civilians.
Is one as bad as the other!
The chronicles of history are littered with hawks and doves
Wanna be in my new gang GOSH
1982 The Mary Rose, which had been the pride of Henry VIII's English fleet until it sank in the Solent in 1545, was raised, by the Mary Rose Trust.
It was one of the most complex and expensive projects in the history of maritime archaeology.
She was one of the largest ships in the English navy and was one of the earliest examples of a purpose-built sailing warship.
Since the mid-1980s, the hull of the Mary Rose has been kept in a covered dry dock in Portsmouth whilst undergoing conservation.
Ever since wealth and power has moved inexorably eastwards the UK has grasped services (banking) and thrown the now fleshless scrap of tourism to the plebs.
Wanna be in a 'let's get back to making things - easier said than done in a global warmed planet - not a let's hang on to what we got' gang GOSH
Has the Greek nation state got a worse economy than US!
The near future history seems to be less national boundaries between clumps of nation states...
SAT 12th OCT 2019
632; The death, at the Battle of Hatfield Chase near Doncaster, of Edwin of Deira.
He was the first Christian king of Northumbria and the most powerful English ruler of his day.
His death and the defeat of his army led to the temporary collapse of Northumbria.
Christianity was first bred in the north of England - have you seen the size of the 'servants' quarters and brewery at that gaff on Lindisfarne!
The worshippers of the allegedly extra terestial god were(are) only human.
Wanna be in a heaven is a place on earth gang!
1866; James Ramsay McDonald, Scottish statesman, was born.
He became the first Labour Prime Minister in 1924.
His opposition to the First World War made him unpopular, and he was defeated in 1918.
However post war disillusionment quickly made his anti-war position more popular, and he returned to Parliament in 1922, the point at which Labour replaced the Liberal Party as the second-largest party.
The liberals EH; are they worse than that second class tory mob; the bliarites!
Wanna be in a real up to date gang GOSH
1984 Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher escaped an assassination attempt when an IRA bomb exploded in the Grand Hotel, Brighton which was being used by delegates to the Conservative Party Conference.
Five people were killed and 30 people injured, including the Employment Secretary Norman Tebbit and his wife Margaret, who was left permanently disabled.
War; what is it good for! as soon as the next generation forgets...
Wanna be in a reason to remember them gang GOSH
Greece has been a relatively peaceful nation state compared to us; since the second world war.
In this era of animosity and sabre rattling; let us remember them!
SUN 13th OCT 2019
1884; Greenwich was chosen as the universal time meridian of longitude from which standard times throughout the world are calculated.
As the north american empire collapses; the EU has plans to bring out its own Sat Nav system.
The satelites; owned and operated by the USofA military are slowly becoming less and less as they switch off the remaining parts of the civilian set up.
Wanna be in the times they are a changing gang GOSH
1946; The birth of Edwina Currie, former Member of Parliament.
She resigned as a Junior Health Minister in 1988 over the controversy of salmonella in eggs.
Over time; she was proved right.
Alas! Among her comments over the next two years were that good Christian people don't get AIDS, that old people who couldn't afford their heating bills should wrap up warm in winter, and that northerners die of ignorance and chips.
Sraight from the gob of a woman whom had an affair with the tory prime minister who was depicted by the press as 'tucking his shirt inside his underpants - she really got back to basics.
She is now married to an ex police sargeant and has her own shared slot on nightime radio.
In days of old; would Mrs.curry have escaped being called a witch!
Wanna be in the times will change gang GOSH
2008 The government said that they would pump billions of pounds of taxpayers money into three UK banks in one of the UK's biggest nationalisations.
The hypocrisy of socialism for the rich!
Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), Lloyds TSB and HBOS would have a total of £37bn injected into them.
In return for the investment, the government would get a say in how the banks were run, including controls over the bonuses paid to management.
Laugh and the world laughs with you; cry...
Laugh; I nearly farted...
Wanna be in a the plebs won't get it again gang GOSH
Have the citizens of Greece marginally voted for capitalism to sort out its economic problems!
Or; the greedy git guardians of capitalism...
Time for change from within.
MON 14th OCT 2019
1066; The Battle of Hastings was fought, on Senlac Hill, near Pevensey.
An English army, commanded by King Harold, was defeated by the invasion force of William of Normandy.
Harold was killed and Edgar the Ætheling was proclaimed king, but never crowned.
William I 'The Conqueror' and the first Norman King of England, was subsequently crowned at Westminster Abbey on 25th December 1066.
The ever so short ( as yet) age of democracy is still peppered with death and desruction.
Which condiment do you like; or prefer!
Wanna be in a democratic gang GOSH
1586; Mary, Queen of Scots, went on trial for conspiracy against Elizabeth I of England.
She was convicted on 25th October and sentenced to death, but Elizabeth hesitated initially to order her execution concerned that the killing of a queen set a discreditable precedent.
Still well in the era of death and destruction were female greedy git women aware and wary of public opinion!
It takes a worried man to sing a worried song
I'm worried now; but, I won't be worried long
Wanna be in a 'how long is a Chinaman' gang GOSH
1913; Britain's worst pit disaster.
More than 400 miners were killed in an explosion down a mine at Senghenydd in Glamorgan, S. Wales.
It is very unlikley that deep mines will return; but explosions could; and will, what ever form they take!
Some plebs want a return to self determination.
One mans (and now woman is part of the equation) sovereingty; is another mans slavery.
Never ever forget that the EU is fairer overall to plebs.
Wanna be in a it (sh) could be a lot fairer gang GOSH
1969; Ahead of the complete changeover to decimalisation, Britain scrapped the 10 shilling note and introduced the 50 pence coin.
The media made a meal (out) of it!
Decimalisation is a lot easier to learn and understand...
We are not as good or nice; as some (most) of us like to think we are!
Wanna be in a more aceppting reality gang GOSH
1986; An historic moment for Queen Elizabeth II as she became the first British monarch to walk along the Great Wall of China.
Yes; the taxpayer paid again...
Are the advisors to the establishment ahead of the game!
Thats how they make a living more lucrative than a pleb.
Wanna be in a time for change gang GOSH
How Much will the machinations of trump affect Greece!
As a nation state they are much closer than us physically.
They have the pals of capitalism (hawks) in power at the moment
TUES 15th OCT 2019
1864; The Church Times published ‘Onward Christian Soldiers’, with music by Arthur Sullivan and words by the Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould.
It was written for a children’s festival.
Over time each generation has had its differing values.
Is it a mistake that this present mob of young people have adopted and adapted to the the online internet!
If; it isn't, I will try and eat paddy pantsdown's hat from the grave.
Wanna be in well advertised time for change gang GOSH
1881; P.G. Wodehouse was born.
He was famous for his Jeeves and Wooster novels.
Was the likes of wodehouse and shakespeare sort of 'responsible' for uniting the classes
Despite the advent of screens; the written word is still alive and well
Wanna be in a 'you can't change everything' gang GOSH
1927; Britain's Public Morals Committee attacked the use of contraceptives, on the basis that they caused 'poor hereditary stock'.
One of the best adverts ever written; was on the back of an ice cream van near you...
Stop me and buy one.
Global warming has raised again the size of this planet population.
Different nation states have differing rules to contraception.
Wanna be in a nation state or group of nation states that leave 'it' up to the individuals gang GOSH
1973; Britain and Iceland ended the 'Cod War' with agreement on fishing rights.
The UK lost; it got hammered playing away, even with quite a large navy at the time.
Iceland is not a full member of the EU - it has applied to become a full member...
Iceland and the EU is as complicated as BREXIT.
It would be ironic - bet your last bottom feeding bass - that if the UK left; Iceland would become a full member of the EU.
Wanna be in an America will be little help in increasing our fishing rights gang GOSH
Greece is a full member of the EU - that means other member states can fish in greek zones.
Plastic and global warming are a bigger threat than other nation states.
Non EU member states are not allowed to freerly fish Greek fishing zones...
WED 16th OCT 2019
1555; English bishops Hugh Latimer and Nicholas Ridley were burnt at the stake for heresy.
It is said by me (probably far from original, that only the unlucky and fools die before their time.
Did the courage of their convictions cause these proddies their ghastly and untimely death!
Wanna be in, most people want to be in the right gang - NO gosh GOSH
1998; Ulster Unionist leader David Trimble and the SDLP leader John Hume were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their part in forging the Northern Ireland Agreement which was signed in April of the same year.
Most people get tired of killing each other...
The deaths in Ireland, due to the troubles have never gone away - they have been deliberately under-reported, until brexit raised its divisive (dunce-like) head.
Wanna be in a gang GOSH
Has Greece the same divisive animosity and sabre rattling as the UK!
THURS 17th OCT 2019
1727; The birth of John Wilkes, English political agitator and advocate of press freedom who, despite being elected to Parliament four times, was not allowed to take his seat.
Eventually, working, and middle-class support secured him his rightful entry to Parliament where he fought for reforms and religious tolerance.
Wanna be in a vote for me and I'll set you free, gang GOSH
1936; Newspaper owner Lord Beaverbrook promised King Edward VIII that he would arrange for the British press to remain silent on the subject of his relationship with American divorcee Mrs. Wallis Simpson.
Has history proved the collusion of classes!
Not so long ago; some social observers proclaimed, 'there are only three classes now'.
They were wrong - The UK (especially England) has always had classes very similar to the caste system of India.
Classes are now defined by income alone - hence the division of England (don't mention the UK)
Wanna be in a time for change from within gang GOSH
2012; Colin Farmer, aged 61 and a blind stroke victim said that he thought he was going to die when he was shot in the back in Chorley town centre with a 50,000-volt Taser stun gun fired by a police officer who mistook his white stick for a Samurai sword.
The police officer received, 'special training' it is said.
Let's hope the pre-election promiseered 20,000 ( the ramblings of the gredy gits trying not to be the nasty party - the nation will be lucky to get 5,000) extra officers will be of a better calibre than pc Stuart White.
Just watch as the law and order of Greece goes downhill with the greedy gits in charge.
FRI 18th OCT 2019
1674; The birth, in Swansea, of Richard ‘Beau’ Nash, a gambler who made Bath a city of fashion; improving its streets and building.
Luck be lady tonight
Very few gamblers indeed; make profit - the house always wins over time, no matter what form of gambling...
Wanna really be in a lifes a bitch- then you marry one gang GOSH
1826; Britain's last state lottery was held, prior to the launch of the National Lottery in 1994.
The UK lottery despite being publicised as a charity is owned and operated by private enterprise - the rover group was formed by the selling of rover by british aerospace to BMW.
They needed the cash - profit before people.
The UK national lottery is a form of gambling; now owned by a Canadian teachers pension fund.
Wanna really be in a pretend socialist party gang GOSH
2014; A flock of sheep was left feeling rather woolly-headed after accidentally munching on £4,000 worth of cannabis plants that had been dumped in their field, at the edge of Fanny’s Farm in Merstham, Surrey.
By the time that the police arrived, much of the evidence had been eaten.
In 2019 the use of cannabis became legal for medicinal use - the production of cannabis was already set up and running, to make a profit.
Wanna be in a drugs shouldn't be for profit gang GOSH
Drug use in Greece - especially cannabis by the young - is on the increase in Greece.
Bet you a green leaf to a brown one that it is on the decrease in China.
Sat 19th OCT 2019
1216; King John died of dysentery at Newark-on-Trent , during a Civil War which was the result of his refusal to recognize the Magna Carta signed the previous year.
He was known as John Lackland for losing so much territory to France and was succeeded by his nine-year-old son Henry.
Was this the brother of Richard and the first ballads of Robin Hood!
In the present era of instant info, some believe that Bob the hood was real.
Wonder what happened to the undisclosed negotiation, get out of jail, type of gambit, that was trawled about by the supposedly Boris favourites.
Wanna be in a liar liar pants on fire gang GOSH
1987; Black Monday.
Millions of pounds were wiped off the value of shares and other financial markets around the world.
Wall Street ended the day down 22%, a greater fall than the Wall Street Crash of 1929.
Don't mention the banking crash of 2008.
Financial misfortune can strike any government.
However; it was the greedy gits of the west who favoured deregulation in an ill-conceived attempt to stay ahead of the game.
Wanna be in a making things is the only way to acheive prosperity gang GOSH
2001: It was announced that a 'serious error' was made by researchers who wasted five years testing the wrong animal brains for BSE!
What about diesel vehicles!
We all get it wrong now and again - experts usually get it right (most of the time).
Hindsight is a wonderful thing (cliched)
Wanna be in a can you keep all the balls in the air, all the time gang GOSH
To what extent will the greedy git government of Greece get it wrong again Dad!
SUN 20th OCT 2019
1720; The English pirate of the Caribbean, John Rackham was captured by the Royal Navy.
He is most remembered for two things: the design of his Jolly Roger flag, a skull with crossed swords, which contributed to the popularization of the design, and for having two female crew members, Mary Read and his lover Anne Bonny.
Men are from mars, woman from venus - At the moment, mars still influences the living world.
Wanna really be in a planet ruled by venus - Venus already inherits this planet Gang Gosh
1842 The death (from consumption) aged just 26, of Grace Darling, an English lighthouse keeper’s daughter from the Longstone Lighthouse.
She rowed out on 7th September 1838, to rescue survivors of the Forfarshire off the Farne Islands and became a national heroine.
The good lord giveth and the good lord taketh away; is just one of the many reasons why I do not believe.
Wanna be in a humanist gang GOSH
1904; The birth of Dame Anna Neagle, British actress and former chorus dancer.
How many times has one heard, 'I became a politician to change things'.
'I was poor once'
It is accepted that the ones who come up through the ranks; are the worst.
Wanna be in a let's change gang GOSH
1915; Prime Minister David Lloyd George granted women their 'Right to Serve', thus opening up many new areas of employment for women.
Trade Unionists (males) were concerned that the move would depress wages.
Today most trade unionists are taking the equality path - see how they run...
Many of the weaker sex are rightly wary of the equality of the sexes - don't mention pensions and death.
Wanna be in a men can't keep up all the balls at once - never mind women - Gang GOSH
1959; Women's colleges at Oxford University were given equal rights to those of the men's.
That long ago...
Wanna be in a, 'will equality bring back death and desruction - women are just as bad as men now' gang GOSH
Greece became a member of the EU to become an equal partner in the western developed world
Will equality and wealth moving eastwards prove them right to become a member of the EU...
MON 21st OCT 2019
1805; At the Battle of Trafalgar, Nelson gave his famous signal, ‘England expects...’ which flew from the HMS Victory shortly after 11:00 a.m.
The British won this important battle against Napoleon’s combined French and Spanish fleets off Cape Trafalgar, south-west of Spain and left Britain's navy unchallenged until the 20th century but Nelson was one of the day’s casualties.
My time on this planet has seen many changes - in such a short time...
All the generations before did not see as much change.
Wanna be in a slow down change gang GOSH
1824; Portland cement, the modern building material, was first patented by Joseph Aspdin of Wakefield in Yorkshire.
Its name is derived from its similarity to Portland stone, a type of building stone that was quarried on the Isle of Portland in Dorset
Without going into technicalities ( I couldn't anyway ); this type of cement is used in concrete...
The wear valley used to have a cement making prescence - it was sold to the French who in turn sold it to an individual- there it was gone.
One of the reasons of todays division of inequality - more advanced in the UK than other member states.
In the present economic climate (don't mention eco climates) there are some who wish to turn back time.
Wanna be in a 'you can't - change will have to come from within' gang GOSH
1966; 144 people, 116 of them children, were killed in the small Welsh mining village of Aberfan when tons of slush, from a nearby coal slag tip weakened by rain, slid downhill and engulfed the village school, a farm and a row of terraced houses.
The tragedy occurred at the beginning of the school day and on the day before the school closed for the half-term holiday.
The children are buried in Aberfan's cemetery, on the hillside above the valley.
The simple memorial to the childen bears the inscription;
God came down to gather flowers;
he passed this way and gathered ours
They say you should never go back...
Aberfan is one of the prime examples of life and death in humanity.
The g'good Lord works in mysterious ways?
Wanna be in a there's no god gang GOSH
Greece is a much more religious nation state than the UK.
Then again; it is not as advanced/developed as the UK - look you now
TUES 22nd OCT 2019
1877; An explosion at the Blantyre mine in Scotland killed 207 miners the youngest aged 11.
It remains Scotland’s worst mining accident.
It was Trade Unions and the labour party the improved working conditions for the 'working' class.
'Work gets in the way of the drinking class'
No matter how right you think you are!
Can you keep all the balls in the air at once...
Wanna be in a, 'OK the EU is a centre right organisation; taking global warming and the nearness of the EU, into account; change should come from within' gang GOSH
1937; The Duke and Duchess of Windsor arrived in Berlin to meet German leader Adolf Hitler, to study housing conditions.
Yeah; and the rest...
We all make mistakes.
In hindsight; some mistakes are worse than others...
There were rumours of 'harry' 'harry who' being given the title of the duke of windsor.
The title was abolished by the establishment to PRingly keep the posh family on benefits as the head of UK capitalism, when the truth was out.
Wanna be in a 'let the 'royal' family go gang GOSH
2013; Former BBC broadcaster Stuart Hall was stripped of his OBE by the Queen after he was jailed for a series of sexual assaults on young girls.
In June, Hall, aged 83, admitted 14 counts against girls aged from nine to 17 between 1967 and 1985.
The Queen directed that the honour should be "cancelled and annulled" and his name be "erased" from the register.
Wanna be in a 'substitute queen for establishment' gang GOSH
Greece became a republic by referendum in 1924 and 1973 - the greek 'royal' family moved to Denmark and lived with their well off european relations.
The Greek 'royal' family is now back in Greece - waiting to come back in favour...
The vast majority of the EU is now republic.
WED 23rd OCT 2019
1974; More than One Million anti-nuclear demonstrators joined forces yesterday to protest the deployment of US Nuclear Missiles on European soil.
Protests happened simultaneously in West Germany, London, Paris, Stockholm, Vienna and Rome.
USofA airforce bases (nukes) exist on UK soil today - the USofA has over fifty (50) military bases strategically
placed on this planet.
It seems that democracy is still the iron fist in a velvet glove - where have all the ptotests gone!
Wanna be in a 'nation states that don't 'police the world have prospered more in the last two generations that do; gang GOSH
1998; A sniper kills a doctor in his home, it is believed the doctor was killed because he provided abortions as this is the 4th attack on Abortion Doctors in the Upstate New York Area.
America has a huge European immigrant population - god is now on the planet back burner.
The largest religious group in America was/is catholic.
Nothern Ireland has just, by law, enabled abortion.
Men are from mars; women from Venus
Wanna be in a 'what gives man on the planet earth, a say in what a women does with her body' gang GOSH
2001; The IRA announces they have begun decommissioning weapons as agreed with the Independent International Commission on Decommissioning in August 2001.
It is more than common for mankind - and now women to some extent - to keep something in reserve...
Wanna be in a more upfront gang GOSH
Greece has marginally, recently resorted to western capitalism to sort out its financial woes.
As a nation state on this warming up planet; as wealth moves eastwards, don't hold your breath that Greece will increase its reserves...
THURS 24th OCT 2019
1857 The founding of the world's first official football club, Sheffield Football Club, in Yorkshire, by a group of former students from Cambridge University.
The club's finest hour came in 1904 when they won the FA Amateur Cup, a competition conceived after a suggestion by Sheffield.
They are commemorated by the English Football Hall of Fame for their significant place in football history.
Wonder what in a few generations time history will say about the present racism in football.
Football is now an industry; it reflects the rest of society.
As long as we have inequality; we will have racism...
Wanna be in a more equal gang GOSH
1945; The United Nations was formed with the aim to 'save succeeding generations from the scourge of war.'
It wasn't that long ago when the USofA threatened to stop funding the UN.
As soon as the next generation forgets...
Wanna be in a no more war gang GOSH
1985; The birth of Wayne Rooney, English footballer.
He made his senior international debut in 2003 becoming the youngest player at that time to represent England.
Mr. Rooney is a very rich young man; indeed.
In this era of individual endeavour; many bankers (and the rest) are playing catch-up as opposed to keepy-up with the Jones(rooneys).
Wanna be in a time for real change gang GOSH
As the western world goes forward with two and then back one; Greece will experience change very soon.
The wrong kind of change...
FRI 25th OCT 2019
1415; In the Hundred Year's War, King Henry V's Longbowmen defeated a numerically superior French Army at the Battle of Agincourt.
His victory crippled France and started a new period in the war, during which Henry married the French king's daughter and his son, Henry VI, was made heir to the throne of France.
The arms race is still alive and well;today
Rumour has it that the french president (how right wing is he) is getting his exocet (how old) in over what has become a dogs brexit.
Wanna be in a, 'the other 25 member states (how many) will soon bring him into line' gang GOSH
1760; King George II died.
George III Hanover, his grandson, became king.
In the later part of his life, George III suffered from recurrent, and eventually permanent, mental illness which may have been caused by a blood disease.
After a final relapse in 1810, a regency was established, and George III's eldest son, George, Prince of Wales, ruled as Prince Regent.
The king is as good as dead; long live the king...
Wanna be in a, 'time for elected real change' gang GOSH
1839; Bradshaw's Railway Guide, the world's first railway timetable, was published, in Manchester.
Many of the UK train sets are now owned by 'foreigners'
The sooner that the national transport infrastructure (and other industries) the sooner we will be better off as a nation state in this fast moving planet.
Wanna be in a, are you really that greedy gang GOSH
1951; Margaret Roberts (later Thatcher), aged 26, of the Conservative Party, became the youngest candidate to stand at a general election.
The Conservatives won a narrow overall majority but the future British Prime Minister failed to win the seat.
Thatcherism was later voted in by the UK electorate
The chickens are coming home to roost; now
This country has always been split; over time - the reason for the increased animosity is;
Wealth is moving inexorably eastwards.
Wanna be in a, its up to the great (was once) british public now Gang Gosh
Greece was a leading nation state; Once
Many; many moons ago...
SAT 26th OCT 2019
1640; The Treaty of Ripon was signed, by Charles I, King of England, Scotland, and Ireland, and the Scottish Covenanters.
It was a major setback for Charles, and its terms were humiliating.
It stipulated that Northumberland and County Durham were to be ceded to the Scots as an interim measure, that Newcastle was to be left in the hands of the Scots, and that Charles was to pay them £850 a day to maintain their armies there.
In those days £850/day was a substantial sum of money
1775; King George III went before Parliament to declare the American colonies in rebellion, and authorized a military response to quell the American Revolution.
1907; The Territorial Army was formed by the Secretary of State for War, Richard Haldane.
It is one of lifes great ironies; that the greedy gits claim to be the party of law and order - don't mention the defence of the realm and are responsible for the cuts.
I took the, they called it the queens - they (who) used to call it the kings - shilling.
I ended up as a junior soldier in the Engineers; 65a - the vast majority were completely indifferent to the engineers being called 'royal' - in them days a young man did what he was told; even in civvy street.
The establishment to this day prefers to recruit young - the younger the better...
Then; there was more of an edge between the squaddie and the TA - perhaps cos the TA can die in combat alongside a squaddie; now.
France was a founding member of nato - yet; pulled out officially in 1966 cos of British friendship with America - don't mention the EU of today.
In 1969/70 the last French military person was on a Nato scheme, on the mainland of Europe.
It was the year that we regulars, based in Germany, sponsored a TA plant park squadron from South Shields -
At the 'come as you please' - an event that was held to stop the serving squaddie from sampling the delights of nearby Hamburg - a TA fire breathing act invited anyone from the, mostly in battle uniform, audience, to prove that the battered old paint contained an undisclosed amount of paraffin.
His flabber was much more than gasted, when Joe Gormely - a wolves supporter; whom, had a padlocked chain around his room fridge, came on stage left/right and drank the lot
We found out later that he had received an instant verbal admonishment...
Wanna be in a 'it has all been done before' gang GOSH
Watch the Greek defence of the realm/republic be hacked to pieces by the in power greedy gits.
Despite having one of the greatest unemployment problems in what is seen as the 'developed world' by capitalism.
It is up to humans what kind of society we have...
SUN 27th OCT 2019
1644; The Second Battle of Newbury in the English Civil War took place in Speen, adjoining Newbury in Berkshire.
The combined armies of Parliament inflicted a tactical defeat on the Royalists, but failed to gain any strategic advantage.
1662 Charles II of England sold the coastal town of Dunkirk to King Louis XIV of France.
1914; Birth of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas.
He had a long affinity with Laugharne, spending the last four years of his life in the boathouse on the lake
Just a miniscule of human nature over time
Wanna be in a time for change gang GOSH
1914; World War I: The British super-dreadnought battleship HMS Audacious was sunk off Tory Island, north-west Ireland, by a minefield laid by the armed German merchant-cruiser Berlin.
The Commander-in-Chief of the Grand Fleet, Sir John Jellicoe, proposed that the sinking be kept a secret, to which the Board of Admiralty and the British Cabinet agreed, and for the rest of the war, Audacious' name remained on all public lists of ship movements and activities.
Secrets! humanity loves a secret - is there anything worse than dicovering one is not in the loop
With the coming - and arrival - of the internet, it is harder today to keep a secret today.
Does humanity keep secrets today - just imagine the worst; one mans secrecy is another mans openess!
Wanna be in a more open gang GOSH!
The true facts re. the Greek loans are yet to be made public knowledge.
Bet you a dollar to a yuan the bankers keep stum.
Yuan is the name of the currency china uses for international trading...
Bet the chinese get a slice of Greek assets from the now in power greedy git government
The soon to be population of 1 and a half billion Chinese call the national currency; Renminbi.
MON 28th OCT 2019
1664; The Corps of Her Majesty's Royal Marines, commonly referred to as the Royal Marines, was established.
It was originally known as The Duke of York and Albany's Maritime Regiment of Foot.
The names and size of all organisations change over time.
Wanna be in a, 'change to less change' gang GOSH
1893; HMS Havelock, the Royal Navy's first destroyer, went on trials.
The British navy used to be the largest one on the planet - is it now the american navy corp; soon to be the chinese 'whatever'.
Wanna be in a, 'time for there won't be many of anything built as the era of individual endeavour somes to an end' gang GOSH
1959; The first use of a car phone, with a call from Cheshire to London.
A mere twenty five people had paid the astronomical sum of £200 each for one of the phones.
Now what was the name of that oil rich arab nation state that the head of the 'royal' bought every family member and the staff; a state of the art, rolls royce!
Wanna be in a 'money can't buy me love' gang GOSH
1971; The House of Commons backed Conservative Prime Minister Edward Heath and, by a majority of 112, voted for Britain to apply to join the EEC - the European Economic Community.
The present 'leavers' of the EU have some very strange bedfellows indeed.
Wanna be in a think it right through gang GOSH
THe Greeks have their share of those wishing to leave the EU.
The Greek nation state will remain a member for the foreseeable future
They have just elected a centre right government.
'Don't let the bastards grind you down' was inscribed on the pressie watch given by an ex tory minister to a foreign felon who was imprisoned on return to this country.
Change should come from within
TUES 29th OCT 2019
1863; Eighteen countries, including Britain, met in Geneva and agreed to form the International Red Cross.
The final resolutions adopted included the foundation of national relief societies for wounded soldiers - Neutrality and protection for wounded soldiers and a protection symbol for medical personnel in the field, namely a white armlet bearing a red cross.
What does the red cross mean now - all nation states on this warmed up planet choose where and when to forget it .
As soon as the next generation forgets...
The democratic trend is to less death and destruction.
Wanna be in a 'war what is it good for' gang GOSH
1945; The Harwell Atomic Energy Research Establishment was set up in England.
Have you noticed that having an atomic energy system is a mandatory pre-requisite of a nation state employing the use of Nukes.
It only takes the fingers of two hands to overide a democratic decision - as yet...
The true cost of atomic energy and nukes is yet to be fully realised by the humans who have got it.
Is it total irony that the nation state without nuclear energy etc. is one of the most economic success sories of modern times.
Wanna be in a Nuke free gang GOSH
2012; The UK's first fourth generation (4G) mobile service was launched.
11 cities - London, Manchester, Bristol, Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Leeds, Liverpool, Sheffield, Glasgow and Southampton had access to network EE's 4G from Tuesday morning, 30th October
What; no NE city included - a clear example of profit before people in the guise of progress...
HS2 is profit before people - no wonder we have a split nation.
Wanna be in an 'one for all; all for one gang GOSH
2014; The Serious Fraud Office initiated a criminal investigation into accounting irregularities at supermarket giant Tesco after the supermarket announced that its profits had been overstated by £263m - later upped to £326m
Tesco is the largest supermarket in the UK - which ever way you look at it; it has quite a few american 'investors'
No directors were nicked, in the era of deregulation and individual endeavour.
Many of the public are aware of the plea bargain which resulted in a £129m fine, plus legal costs.
How mang Joe and mrs./partners are aware of the private jets on order to the 'board' - there was a huge cancellation fee...
Wanna be in a change is coming soon gang GOSH
Has Greece got all this to come!
WED 30th OCT 2019
1485; The coronation of Henry VII of England.
He founded the Yeoman of the Guard - 'Beefeaters' - to guard Royal Palaces in London.
Not long after the English civil war, EH...
Wanna be in a 'will the election heal a divided nation state' gang GOSH
1957; The Government (1st year tory) revealed details of plans to reform the House of Lords, which included creating the first women life peerages.
We give and we take away - remember I don't believe in the Lord.
The gender pay gap has just increased; again.
Wanna be in a really neutral gang GOSH
1965; English model Jean Shrimpton wore a miniskirt to the first day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival in Australia.
The event became a milestone in the advancement of the mini as the defining fashion of the 1960s.
Men are from Mars and women from Venus; yet, we co-exist on the planet Earth.
Wanna be in a too warmed Earth gang GOSH
1990; English and French tunnellers met for the first time underneath the English Channel during the construction of the Channel Tunnel.
It is more than rumoured that the French multi-national car maker peugeot (mostly family owned still) is going to sign a trade deal with the yanks.
I have spent more in two year on a peugeot; than in 14 year on a rover.
Just a tiny morsel thrown in the mix by someone whose heart is with the leavers and head is with the remainers.
Wanna be in a we can sort it out without turning back time gang GOSH
Will Greece sort it out as wealth moves eastwards!
THURS 31st OCT 2019
1863; The Maori Wars resumed as British forces in New Zealand led by General Duncan Cameron began their Invasion of the Waikato in North Island.
In 1995 the Waikato Tainui tribe completed negotiations with the New Zealand government and accepted a settlement package worth approximately 1 percent of the value of the lands confiscated in 1863.
Many of (the young over here - some actually stay) what you think are from Oz are in fact; from New Zealand.
New Zealand is a middle class, middle aged dominated nation state...
In this era of openess - ta to the internet, www. call it what you will - how many; including me; have heard of the W.T. tribe.
The BE is now paying for the past...
Wanna still be in a 'turn back time' gang GOSH
1888; Scottish inventor John Boyd Dunlop patented pneumatic bicycle tyres.
Bet you a dunce to a dollar that the bike wins in the car v cycle war.
Wanna be in a 'the fun has just begun' gang GOSH
1915; For the first time during World War I, British troops wore steel helmets.
1940; World War II: The Battle of Britain ended.
Britain had successfully avoided a possible German invasion.
Many of the young and old pilots were pissed out of their minds for obvious reasons...
Boys will be boys as humankind takes two forward and one back.
Do girls really want to be in a girls will be girls gang GOSH
1955; Princess Margaret called off her plans to marry divorced Group Captain Peter Townsend.
The PR of the privileged had kicked in...
Wanna be in a time for the whole lot to go gang GOSH
With the recent election of the greedy gits in Greece; the fun has just begun big time...
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