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What a way to start a decade

I know that I’ve been missing in action for a long time but the reason for this has been three fold, firstly the pandemic knocked me for six and I didn’t want to come on here and moan for months at a time. Then the vaccine was rolled out (I still caught covid twice despite being vaccinated and boosted). However, I’ve come through it all and hope you have too. Very short post today just to let you know I’m still alive and kicking.

Smashing Icicles Rejuvenates The Soul — The Return of the Modern Philosopher

If I were ever to write a Self Help book, Modern Philosophers, it would borrow the title of this blog post. As I discovered after work today, smashing icicles really does rejuvenate the soul. You can simply trust me on that, or you can go outside right now and test that theory for yourself.  It’s […]

Smashing Icicles Rejuvenates The Soul — The Return of the Modern Philosopher

Oh my lover for the first time in my life my eyes can see

Friday, 19th February 2021, a child was born at 05:52 in Newcastle’s Victoria Hospital Mother and Baby Unit. Her name is Lavania, and she is absolutely gorgeous. She is the ninth grandchild of my wife, our 11th overall, since my daughter has 2 children I’ve never met. I got introduced to her yesterday and, as quiet as she was then, apparently, she made up for it later, screaming the house down all last night and refusing to let my step-daughter get any sleep for the 3rd night in a row. She is just like her big sister was just after being born apart from the dark hair, a full head of it. Her big sister had hardly any hair and what she did have was blond. Both mother and daughter are fine today, not sure about the kids because they weren’t too happy when they found out their mum had given birth while they slept.

For the benefit of new readers, I don’t post very often because I’m a lazy S.O.B. no seriously, I only post when I have something to say, I deliberately didn’t post anything after the events in Washington DC on January 6th 2021, because doing so would have left me wide open to criticism (as I found on Twitter when I spent 48 hours in Twitter jail for daring to accuse tRump of inciting the insurrection). Anyway, I feel that everyone who incited the mob to attack the Capitol building should be charged with a crime of conspiring to incite violence against elected members of the Senate and the House of Representatives, up to and including the chief perpetrator Donald J tRump who, as POTUS at that time, did more to subvert the readiness of the DC police within the Capitol building than anyone else.

On that note I will end my thoughts on the insurrection. I don’t approve of violence in any shape, form, or action, but I realise that sometimes, when you’re faced with someone with a gun threatening your life, you have to do what is necessary to survive, including disarming them and shooting them in the leg to stop them from harming you or anyone else. Is that wrong? If you were the one threatened in the first place you would probably say no, it’s not wrong. I was brought up the same as every one of you, to run from danger, but then I joined the military and that was where my retraining began. I was trained to be aware of my surroundings, watch out for dangers and know how to deal with any situation. I was then put into situations where my instinct said run away, and had to force myself to run towards the sound of gunfire, blasts from grenades and through people running the other way.

Now, I still find it hard to run away from danger, if I hear someone in distress then I run towards the noise. Because of this I have been able to stop women being beaten up by their significant other and advised them to leave the toxic relationship because they are worth more. Whether or not my advice was taken I do not know, all I do know is that the man causing the distress was left down and out while I was talking to the lady. I doubt if many, or even any, of the ladies in question took my advice so I just hope more are still alive than those who are dead.

You keep all your money in a big brown bag

Well, it’s been a while my friend and dear reader, I was hoping not to have to post that, here in the UK anyway, we are still in our 3rd lockdown because some people can’t obey the guidelines so they have now been made law. Shops are refusing to allow anyone inside who doesn’t have a face mask on covering their nose and mouth, there are still those who try. What is the point in wearing a face mask if it doesn’t cover your nose and mouth? Do the men walking around like that really have their underwear pulled down so their penis sticks out? Or so high up their ball sack is showing? And as for the women because there are some of them as well who don’t wear face masks properly, is it because they are going around with their bra under their boobs with the nipples stiking out, or over their boobs so everything hangs loose?

Sorry (that was the only similarity I could think of since women only have one crack). If we have learned one thing from this lockdown as opposed to the previous two it is that Government have no wish to ease this one until the death toll drops into double figures. At the moment it is still over 1k a day excess deaths. The problem in the past was with the government allowing their chief advisor to get away with driving 600 miles while exhibiting the symptoms of covid-19. He has now “gone” as he did in 2019, out of the public gaze and into the back room.

If only the great British Public had realised that there was only one alternative to Johnson, and that was Corbyn. Maybe then we would have had the Government that the country needed. Yes 38% of the electorate voted to “Get Brexit done” believing the lies from the liar in chief who likes the idea of being Prime Minister, but prefers the title ex-PM. The job is proving far too strenuous for his tiny mind to comprehend that what he does has consequences. He refuses to read anything over one page, likes to have a sleep in the afternoons and generally thinks it is acceptable to skip meetings when he doesn’t understand what is being discussed (in other words almost every meeting). Which is why he has so many personal advisers, they attend, take notes, simplify them for an idiot and shorten them then give them to him.

What ever happened to the premise of working as hard as the job decrees? Or should that just apply to the working classes? Johnson believes that he is entitled to do as he pleases and increase his wealth and the wealth of his chums. He is promoting the myth that those on benefits are taking too much out of the public coffers and putting nothing back. In actual fact those taking out of the public coffers are the wealthy, which is why they did everything they could to stop a Labour Government which would have worked for the many against the few. They are all in favour of Starmer because, like Blair before him, he believes that the wealthy shouldn’t pay the price for welfare for the poorest.

Even though the wealthy can afford to give away most of their ill gotten gains in favour of those with less, and still have enough left for 5 lifetimes. I feel that life is for living and living well. At the moment no one can do that, however, once the vaccine has been fully rolled out to everyone on this planet, we can get back to a semblance of normality, we will have to make some changes to our thinking though as we cannot continue to kill this planet we call home. We have to learn from this latest pandemic and return to the ways and wisdom of our elders, live in harmony with the planet and nature taking only what we need, no more no less, and not killing species of animals and insects to the point of extinction.

It’s a very very, mad world

Okay, this is not an original type of post, I know things are getting out of hand so I thought I’d try and lighten the mood up slightly by giving you some more of my list of personal conundrums.

Can you cry underwater?

Do fish ever get thirsty?

Why don’t birds fall off trees when they sleep?

Why is it called building when it’s already built?

When they say dog food is new and improved how do they know which? (New means it has never existed before now, improved means it is better than previously available). Also who gets the privilege (?) of tasting it?

If money doesn’t grow on trees, why do banks have branches?

Why does round pizza come in square boxes? Why is it sliced into triangles?

Why doesn’t glue stick to its bottle?

Why is it called rush hour when it lasts 2-3 hours and nothing moves?

Why is there never enough hours in the day to get everything done I want to do?

Why is a year only 365 days? It takes longer than that to go around the sun, not a full day but still.


Lesson #11 is very important:

1. Rise with the sun to pray. Pray alone. Pray often. The Great Spirit will listen, if you only speak.

2. Be tolerant of those who are lost on their path.  Ignorance, conceit, anger, jealousy and greed stem from a lost soul. Pray that they will find guidance.

3. Search for yourself, by yourself. Do not allow others to make your path for you. It is your road, and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.

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4. Treat the guests in your home with much consideration. Serve them the best food, give them the best bed and treat them with respect and honor.

5. Do not take what is not yours whether from a person, a community, the wilderness or from a culture. It was not earned nor given. It is not yours.

6. Respect all things that are placed upon this earth – whether it be people or plant.

7. Honor other people’s thoughts, wishes and words. Never interrupt another or mock or rudely mimic them. Allow each person the right to personal expression.

8. Never speak of others in a bad way. The negative energy that you put out into the universe will multiply when it returns to you.

9. All persons make mistakes. And all mistakes can be forgiven.

10. Bad thoughts cause illness of the mind, body and spirit. Practice optimism.

11. Nature is not FOR us, it is a PART of us. Animals, plants and other living creatures are all part of your worldly family.

12. Children are the seeds of our future. Plant love in their hearts and water them with wisdom and life’s lessons. When they are grown, give them space to grow.

13. Avoid hurting the hearts of others.  The poison of your pain will return to you.

14. Be truthful at all times.  Honesty is the test of one’s will within this universe.

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15. Keep yourself balanced. Your Mental self, Spiritual self, Emotional self, and Physical self need to be strong, pure and healthy. Work out the body to strengthen the mind. Grow rich in spirit to cure emotional ails.

16. Make conscious decisions as to who you will be and how you will react. Be responsible for your own actions.

17. Respect the privacy and personal space of others. Do not touch the personal property of others  especially sacred and religious objects. This is forbidden.

18. Be true to yourself first. You cannot nurture and help others if you cannot nurture and help yourself first.

19. Respect others religious beliefs. Do not force your belief on others.

20. Share your good fortune with others. Participate in charity.

We may differ in our faith, religion, and culture, yet we all live together on the same boat. We are only custodians and not owners of The Earth, not its conquerors nor its destroyers. We should respect every one, every animal, every plant. There is a standard agreement on Human Rights, this has to be applied to everyone without limitations. We are all human beings, we all deserve respect, no matter what colour our skin, who we love or even what gender we consider ourselves.

COVID-19: The Arrogance of Empire, Cuba, Vaccines and Solidarity — RED ANT

By Andrew Martin4,116 Words The covid-19 pandemic currently has 22 million confirmed cases and has killed over 800 000 people. The virus continues to surge. There is barely any place in the world that has not been affected. Its epicentres are the Americas, the U.S, India and most of Europe. It continues to rise through […]

COVID-19: The Arrogance of Empire, Cuba, Vaccines and Solidarity — RED ANT

The World’s Best and Worst countries at dealing with Covid-19. — Opher’s World

The World’s Best and Worst countries at dealing with Covid-19. Things do not happen by chance. Some countries were prepared, reacted quickly and were effective at dealing with the pandemic. Others were appalling. The Best Countries Country Total number who contracted the disease Number of deaths Taiwan 675 7 New Zealand 2059 25 Iceland 5392 […]

The World’s Best and Worst countries at dealing with Covid-19. — Opher’s World

Here I am today

Well, last night we re-entered the full lockdown again, all those shops which are deemed not essential have closed, once more. The Government was told to close everything in November, including the schools, but, surprise surprise the schools will reopen on 11 Jan 2021 as already provided for.

When is a Tier 4 lockdown not a lockdown? When businesses close but school’s remain open with no thought to pupils wearing face masks or social distancing. The bulk of the new cases occurring today are caused by kids going to school, coming into contact with others with the virus but no symptoms, spreading it like wildfire. As long as there are idiots who think they will get it and survive so f*ck everyone else with underlying problems, and the schools remain open we will never get out of this within the next 3 or 4 years. Vaccine or no vaccine. Why? The virus has mutated so it is now going to affect many more people, it will mutate again so that the vaccine doesn’t work.

Anyway, enough with the doom and gloom, I’m just wanting to wish everyone of you out there in WordPress land a very Happy New Year.

Whatever your faith, Hoping you have a great Christmas/Hanukah

OK, no treatise this time around, no song lyrics for a title. No jokes and no tantrums (I may not be as bad as tRump but I really do have my moments.

If everyone demanded our leaders give up any thoughts of increasing their land mass through war, wouldn’t that be something worth having?

All I want for Christmas is Peace on Earth.

So this is Christmas and what have we done?

Another year over and the New one set to begin.

If we want it then we can organise, promote and petition to make it happen, after all only 4.5% can start a revolution, once it starts it will snowball because there are more against the Government than would ever vote for them.

Happy Hanukah or Merry Christmas to everyone, everywhere, especially those still being killed in wars such as the Palestinians, Syrians and others.