1535 The first complete English language Bible was published by London printer Miles Coverdale.
With translations by William Tyndale and Miles Coverdale.
Flummoxed! confused!... God zooks GOSH
The king James bible - yes! the one that used to be available in every (most) hotel(bb) room in the land...
Translated and written by 50 learned scholars was finished in 1611
Most plebs at the time couldn't read...
Wonder why it was named after a king - a less than subtle form of the cosh GOSH
The authorized version of the kj bible is free from copyright in most of the world.
However; in the UK, the right to publish comes under royal prerogative; not copyright.
Does royalty still rule in the UK OK.
Are us plebs still controlled on more than paper by a rich gang GOSH
1829 John Thompson of London designed the first greeting card.
Post cards are older - something to do with the cost
Now, cards are out texts are in...
Texts are out sexting is in; the new sin... I'm guessing 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.
Engineers have calculated that, with a certain amount of rewiring, the Mark 3 carriages can be made
to last until at least 2035.
Slow down ya going tooo fast...HS2 is(n't) good for you...
Is! things are no longer British... one of the reasons for brexit?
Here we go GOSH
2103 London won the coveted title of number one 'Crap Town' in the UK, held for the previous decade by Hull.
Not only was Hull stripped of its title, it completely dropped out of the top 50.
Less than 2 months later, Hull was named the UK's next City of Culture, beating Leicester, Dundee and Swansea Bay
to the right to hold the title in 2017.
There are many that say (including me) the NE is a backwater.
There's spin, gin and grin GOSH
Greece is in Catalonia is out - or is that the other way round - those North of the E/S border striving for
independence and those chaps in the EU will be watching this one...
Spain still has a king - some help he was...
THURS 5th Oct OCT 2017
On This Day 5th of Oct
1796; Spain declared war on Britain - something to do with Napoleon they say.
Get the plebs up front when one is going for gold.GOSH
1917; sir arthur lee donated chequers to the nation as a holiday home for British prime ministers.
Art was the son of an anglican vicar with a military background in the days when money talked and bought a lot.
He married into the money - an american banking heiress.
Arty played the game as a greedy git NO GOSH
1927; The labour party voted to nationalise the coal industry; at the annual conference.
Does one think that the economic/political arguments against, were louder and longer than today.
Underground coal will soon be surfacing again - yes we still import coal.
Different gangs - same gold; don't mention Orgreave GOSH
1936; the Jarrow march started today - it was all about the lack of jobs.
In those days it was men only; apart from Ellen Wilkinson - the Jarrow MP.
Inequality was much more profound in them days...
Poverty and a standard of living for the have-nots is fast approaching that degree of relativety.
Can you not see it through your degree DOSH GOSH
1967; a court in Brighton accepted a majority verdict from a jury.
Try getting a trial from a jury nowadays...
Are you not guilty GOSH
It's all gone quiet over there - which means...
FRI 6th Oct OCT 2017
On This Day 6th of Oct
1536; William Tyndale, English religious reformer and translator of the Bible's New Testament, was strangled and burned at the stake,
Remember it was only published in 1535.
Alledgedly betrayed by a man of the cloth; tried for heresy by the catholics of Brussels while trying to spread the protestant word.
Not the first or last; in the name of 'religion' gangs to go...GOSH
1978; Ann Dadds became London Underground's first woman Tube driver.
She became an Union official...
Just recently a director on the management 'team' complained that his offspring with a good degree couldn't find employment in London;
as well remunerated as a tube driver.
The union leaders response, get him or/and her to become a tube driver...
Class warfare or gangs 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.
I'm just a common old greedy git; as anyone here can see...
The culture of Individual endeavour or just plain greed GOSH
One must keep up with the German papers to prophesise Greek prosperity.
Germany - like it or not - is the top dog of the EU.
There is only the fear of Grexit after brexit holding the back.
The USofA used to be top dog of the world - time for more change!
SAT 7th Oct OCT 2017
On This Day 7th of Oct
1765 Delegates from nine of the American colonies protested against the British Stamp Act.
Which raised a direct tax on the colonies.
Wonder if any of that tax indirectly trickled down to the British plebs.
0%, less than 1%, More than 1%!
Go on have a guess GOSH
1983; Plans to abolish the Greater London Council (GLC) were announced.
Thus started the well publicised (Pro right) ideological battle between Livingstone and thatcher.
A form of socialism against individual endeavour.
More tax or pay more profit to the greedy.
Do you know where you're going GOSH
1986 A new British newspaper, The Independent, was published.
The UK press has a revolving door - just like the banking game...
The poachers and gamekeepers are the one and same - establishment
To what extent are you inadvertently or knowingly in the game 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% - Don't mention northern rock; cock.
Us plebs bailed em out; it's called socialism for the rich!
Time for change - how much!
Go on give it a go GOSH
Brexit is/was a vote for peaceful change.
He who pays the piper picks the tune - don't mention Scotland...
The Greek nation state is under greater pressure for change.
Any form of change costs...