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Month: January, 2014

Here we are folks, the dream we all dream of

It’s boy versus girl, in the World Series of love. After yesterday’s anger letting (should that be one word or hyphenated?) I thought I’d best come back with another humorous look at life so here I am.

Why is it called rush hour when nothing moves? What are we doing here? I won’t answer the first question and you my dear, patient reader, should be aware of why I think we are here. I will presume that I don’t have to go into details again, note I am not making an assumption as that makes an ass out of u and me.

Humanity, spirituality and welfare of all our brothers and sisters, still seem to be riding a back seat ever since the selfish and self centred 1980’s under Thatch and Reagan. Why is that? Could it be no one cares enough about our children’s children’s children? We seem hell bent to destroy any chance of leaving anything for our children never mind future generations. Is this the Dark Ages back to haunt this generation? Answers on a stamped undressed elephant to the usual address, please.

Why do the stars still shine, with ours being the brightest in the sky? Is it because we haven’t, as yet, passed the point of no return? In business breaking even is a bad thing, in life shouldn’t we aspire to do just that? Just because we are living in a material world should we forget all instinct to preserve this small, insignificant rock for future generations? What if we all gave up? Can you imagine life without Greenpeace or Amnesty International keeping us aware of plans to “ethnically” cleanse countries or let us know of huge multinational corporations attempts to destroy the ecosystem of this rock.

If people, exactly the same as you and I, make a stand against the “big bad boys” of corporate destruction shouldn’t we stand alongside them and be counted with them? The answer has to be personal, no one can decide for anyone else the action path they should follow. ‘Nuff said, in the immortal words of Stan Lee!

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And here I go again

Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends, it strikes me as funny (peculiar) that every decade or so the Fascists start coming out of the woodwork. This time around I expected it to be the BNP who were going to try rising from the ashes but, at least in the North East, it’s a faction calling themselves the North England Patriots. The story is the same old same old, our problems are caused by immigrants who come here to steal our benefits blah blah blah.

Of course they want to close the border, cut us off from the rest of the planet and then no doubt they’d like to start a war. Who would they take on? Presumably the Marxist countries, Cuba and a few in Africa for starters. However, that’s how it always starts, then the Jews and Muslims would be targeted after all they are easy pray with their synagogues and mosques. We have to see these people for the evil manipulative scum they are and not fall under their spell. Remember the Germany of 1932? A leader (who instigated violent protests and killed or jailed the opposition) took the country into war with his only allies being the Italians and Japanese. This was an attempt to cover up the atrocities committed by his elite death squad. Rather than face capture he shot himself and his body was burned before the fall of Berlin.

I won’t forget the images from the newsreels of human beings so thin and undernourished that their sex could not be determined apart from the rags they were wearing. Now people would like you to believe that the death camps didn’t exist, it was a set up by the Jews to gain popularity and be allowed back into an area of the Middle East they had been kicked out of centuries before. I say it was no set up! There were mass graves found which each contained over a thousand bodies. The gas chambers were still in existence when the troops liberated these concentration camps, bodies were piled high in front of the incinerator ovens. This was no movie special effects, those kind of effects didn’t exist at that time. This was genocide on a large scale, genocide is still ongoing now, in Syria and other countries. It’s time we stood up to be counted and shout enough is enough. Time to raise our voices my friends as they can’t kill us all, especially with the world watching.

Is it in my head?

What makes people do the things they do, in the name of religion, thinking that it will not come back to bite them because it was done “for the glory of God, in his name with His blessing”? Rules and laws are set by men, not by God. In the Bible’s New Testament did Jesus not tell people that he lived by some simple rule, or commandment? Love? Why has that been forgotten? Why do Governments tell lies, to continue in power? Why are we fighting wars and killing our brethren? Even the Muslim Qur’ann preaches peace, love and understanding.

If holy men can preach hatred, death and destruction of anyone who dares follow a different path, does this mean religion is false? I think that people use religion to justify actions which aren’t done according to the doctrines followed by these fanatics. In the Bible we are told that God spoke to this person, or that person. He destroyed cities which had become an abomination to him. Do we not live in times where bloodshed, death and destruction are rife? Why, then has no-one heard the voice of God recently?

Could it be that God, call him what you will, has turned his back on this world and is instead concentrating on another world he has created? Or possibly even, and I know I’m going to be in trouble for putting this forward, God is dead? If God is truly Love personified, then why does He not strike down those bringing His name into disrepute? He has done so in the past so why not now?

If God is a God of peace, then why not make himself known and His displeasure of things happening in His name every day? If this universe was created by God, is being watched over by God, and He sees everything and knows the innermost thoughts and actions of everyone, why has He chosen to remain quiet? I think, and I act, to learn of the goodness of mankind, see what Nature does each and every cycle (yearly or otherwise) to show that life comes and goes.

Yes, my dear reader, I ponder the questions that we all face, and I have come to the conclusion that God, and again call Him what you will, has abandoned this planet and, if He ever existed, he has gone back to wherever He came from. Are we alone in the multiverse? I don’t think so, have we experienced visitors from another life form? I believe we have. I am not asking you to follow me, I don’t have the answers, but to question why? Live your life to the full, show Love, compassion and friendship to your brothers and sisters, even if they don’t appreciate the sentiment. In the words of John Lennon Give peace a chance. We have had enough wars to show violence is never the answer, violence brings death and destruction. War has but one friend, the undertaker. Wars are fought by men at the behest of politicians, kings, queens and presidents. Tell these people enough and lay down the right to say no by voting these people out of power or else getting them to realise they do not represent the people so there could be an uprising against them. Not with weapons, I’m against violence of any kind and believe peaceful protest is the way forward.

Well did you ever? What a swell party this is!

I started drafting a blog here on Sunday, to cut a long story short I lost it when the iPad lost power. I’ve been trying to recover it ever since, but I think it’s gone forever ;( shame really as I can’t remember what I was saying now.

I think, therefore IBM. What does that phrase conjure up? Like the IBM created DOS (originally Dirty Operating System) this has also disappeared. Technology is still advancing rapidly which begs the question, when will computers stop being obsolete three months after purchase?

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The more people have, the more they want. Take the modern desktop or laptop, Microsoft brought out Windows to rival Apple Technology’s OS. Did they need to do this? The answer is a resounding yes. Windows has become de rigeur for personal computers, businesses and most homes. Windows made Bill Gates a fortune, has continued to be developed and (some would not agree) prove useful for ease of use.

Apple have not rested on their laurels either, every piece of kit they introduce sells. From the iPod to iPod touch, iPhone and iPad Apple keep going from strength to strength. The iMac and iMac mini have proven strong contenders to rival Windows based computers. The MacBook is a complete package, made by Apple, with Apple software and applications. I believe that were it priced more competitively Apple may well have overtaken the rest of the playing field.

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After all, who wants to pay £1200 for a laptop when they can buy a windows laptop, with better memory, a bigger hard drive and comparatively similar wifi capability for a fraction of the cost?

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In these days of austerity, where money is tight, Windows based devices are getting cheaper, has Apple followed this trend? No they haven’t but that should not be a surprise to anyone. Apple have the high end of computer markets, just because there are fewer people at that end shouldn’t prevent them from introducing “cheaper” models to try and corner a bigger slice of the cake. ‘Nuff said.

Wouldn’t it be grand, boys, to be bloody well dead

Well, Sunday morning at 3a.m. And I’m still awake, loads going through my mind and I can’t switch off. I bit my tongue about 4 weeks ago and it’s still painful now, mind you the fact that my teeth keep breaking when I clean them isn’t helping the healing process. Because I’ve been so haphazard with this blog I’ve decided to try to maintain posts every week this year. Days may vary, some dark days I may have a rant but on the whole I will attempt to keep things light, airy and funny.

Of course I would welcome some feedback, dear reader, even if it’s to criticise my attempt as long as you can make some suggestions for ways to improve it would be graciously appreciated. I was thinking of trying out for a writing course to improve my writing skills but they all cost more than I can afford to pay.

Enough for this time of morning, I’m now going to try and get some sleep, wish me luck, won’t you?