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Browsing Posts published in November, 2008

Okay so its been known for a very long time that cigarettes are full of crap and added shite which fucks up your body… yet they have also been releasing the nicorette inhalers etc, which are basically a clean way of getting a nicotine fix, the drug from the cigarettes, so why dont they just ban cigarettes and sell nicotine as a highly taxed product? People can still get thier fix, and the government can still get thier taxes.. If its not strong enough then why not just pump up the concentration to give people a bigger hit, and sell it as a recreational drug. The only reason that alchohol and nicotine are legal is because the government want the taxes, and its a form of control, if they have a drug or two which are legal it reduces the number of people who will go elsewhere for other drugs to escape thier hundrum lives.

Heck then know very well if they wanted to they could simply adapt cigarettes to not include tar and all the damaging ingredients in order to make a cleaner safer recreational drug, but instead they think simply putting images on a package which people will ignore will do enough to stop people, they wont care, its like football because its the social thing to do the majority of the public get involved, and its all spread during high school people go from there, they see other popular people doing it, they see thier tv idols smoking and its ingrained into the public image, the only true way to stop it would be to ban it, or to make it safe. Of course they know that if they made it safe many many more people would do it, and abuse it.

Heck its well known that nicotine and alchohol are some of the most damaging drugs, but the government only cares of the tax it gets from the sales of these items and the control it has over the public, and they wonder why theres major mental health issues throughout the nation, because we are a nation of drugged up people, all of your life is based on the consumption of drugs, if you have a sniffle you “must” buy the latest lemon based drug to stop your cold even though your body is more than capable of stopping it, thus training it to rely on drugs and not your natural healing ability, there are day and night capsules to control your body to put you to sleep and wake you up, so that you dont have to rely on your body and let it recover and rest as it tells you to, in order to allow you to work 70 hour weeks you must work in order to pay for things in this world.

With the ammount of drugs we all pump into our systems daily, caffine, nicotine, additives, heck if youve ever drank a can of red bull some of the percentages of your daily intake of certain substances are in the 1000% range. Add to that the pollution in the air, (some parts of the uk the pollution is bad enough that its equal to smoking 4 cigarettes per day just breathing the air) Your microwaved food, both from your own home and the inevitable microwaved food that is passed as cooked in major restaurant/pub chains in order to meet the demands of food that is delivered fast. Has anyone ever considered how much radiation we take in through this in our lifetime, how do you even know when your microwave is leaking, surely there should be some sort of safety feature like something on the outside that glows if there is a leak during its lifetime, because most people will have microwaves far longer than they are expected to have them, when they start to take longer to cook things, is this a natural decay of the atomic element or has the microwave sprung a leak? after all its a radioactive element sat in your kitchen.

On top of that most of these have symptoms that are easily hidden, and a world which only cares for itself rather than other people so they fail to notice when someone is suffering, parents blind to see symptoms so they pretend not to notice, or are just plain oblivious to symptoms, these things are genetic they get passed on, and as we progress more and more of the uk will suffer from mental health problems as we pass these down onto our kids and thier kids, until eventually the whole world suffers, and are then force fed drugs to control them until we have a state much like in the film equilibrium where you have daily drugs you must take in order to control you so you dont feel emotions and you are a drone to work as society expects you to with no life. I wouldn’t be at all suprised if it isnt long before we are given drugs we must all take in order to combat the nations growing mental health problems, which undoubtedly will lead to further problems.

The worst of it all is the over the counter medication you can get without symptoms though, hypocondriacs, and the world which are told by tv you must take drugs the instant you have a sneeze, defeating your natural immune systems allowing super bugs to thrive and get use to medications. We all need to stop useing and abusing and only be able to take such drugs under a prescription after careful deliberation and the knowledge that the body cannot cope without the drugs, maybe then we might have less symptoms in the world.

Okay so the tv series the prisoner was repeated on tv recently, and as a result there was a coach trip to visit port meirion the home of the prisoner (affectionately known as the village), where the tv series was based and filmed… okay, so you pay the coach fare through malvernian tours, which is supposed to include entry, but when you get there you have to pay an additional entry fee (which was also widely disputed, the coach driver states x ammount, which you can pay to him directly, or get off the coach and pay the toll keeper, we chose to pay the toll keeper rather than wait for the coach driver wasting time.. of course the toll keeper knows nothing and tries to charge about 3 times the cost of what the driver quoted… so we talk, he goes off talks to a manager, then uses special concession rates which were noted on a different sign hidden in the office (which obviousely is the normal rate when they arent expecting coaches) this was still double the cost, so we had to dispute even further until eventually he gave in and gave us the advertised rate…

Okay so now youre inside, you would expect that having paid to get in that they would have made some effort to preserve the scene or at least make it look themed to the prisoner, but no Im afraid apart from the prisoner shop selling branded merchendise at a very ripoff price you would be hard found to find much that you could recognise from the program. The houses all have names, where in the series they were simply numbered, there is no identifiable house to say which belonged to number 6 in the tv series, you cannot go into any inside area that would have been fun to see like the command center or number 2′s office, I mean if youve had to pay to get in surely keeping these in situe would have been a clever marketing ploy, and giving tours, but no none of that, no effort at all made to preserve the features of the show, even the cafe from the show is gone, there is however a different cafe elsewhere but its far too modern and looks nothing like in the program. So charging to get in somewhat defeats the purpose in my view, and is a big waste of money.

But what can you do youve paid to get on a coach and youve been taken to the place its either pay to get in or wander the wilderness of nothingness that surrounds the village. Even though it was supposed to be included in the price paid previousely. I just cant see what charging an entry fee to such a small place with now seemingly no reasonable reason to charge does for the place, no wonder they charge such extortionate rates for the memorabilia inside, because customers cant get in to buy unless theyve paid large entry fee’s. I felt sorry for the young girls working in the stores, they must’ve felt like prisoners themselves, and they mustve been shocked to see someone as young as me in the town as mostly it was very old people on the tour and Im sure its like that most days, I swear one of them was giving me the eye… had I been on my own mightve been worth trying it on.. but alas lol…

Anyway I wouldnt go again, nowhere near what I expected of the place, I at least expected there to be some remenents and recognisable parts of the show you could see, and to be able to go look inside buildings like number 6′s house, number 2′s and the command center, but there was nothing of the sorts. The most interesting thing there was an out of place golden budda. Why people would want to pay to stay in the hotel at the place is beyond me, we were only there a few hours and did and saw everything there was to see there, its a village in the middle of knowhere, what could you do other than sit inside and watch tv all day?

Was watching river cottage earlier today… and he was busy making a lamb curry… no big deal, he decides to taste the curry, puts his spoon in eats from it, talks to the camera, then he proceeds to put the spoon back in his mouth give it a good suck then dip it back into the curry for another taste… And this curry he proceeded to provide to the public at his haloween party thing, I mean if youre cooking for yourself no problem but if youre serving it to other people double dipping is a cardinal sin, everyone will have whittingstall germs from his curry.

I dont think I could ever eat something made by him knowing that, where is the hygiene sense? And if youre going to cook on tv have some intelligence, its bad enough watching all the people cooking with all thier stylish hair loose, no chef hats, no hair nets, I wonder how much of thier food ends up with hair in it? They would need an immense ammount of hair gel or spray to keep thier hair so solid that not even a strand will fall into the food, and hair is supposed to be one of the major food poisoning problems.

On a different note though, it was good to see that cookalong live wasnt rehearsed and gordon ramsey was truly shocked at the start of the program to see a lookalike as one of his cookalongers, and amanda holden desperate for attention crying to gordon why arent you paying attention to me, when live on the webcam his lookalike is off with his wife, what does she expect he’s just seen his wife off round another guys house, of course he’s going to be preoccupied, and with his reaction at the start of the program you know that he didnt know that was coming up.

I also think its quite clever with his invasion of the cooking classes, but fair play to him, rubber prostetics all over your face will make your face hot enough, but in the heat of a kitchen, he must be sweating beyond belief. But it does get to show you what youre paying for with your expensive classes, and you do at least want to get some cooking in if youre paying so much, just being talked to doesnt really do anything for me at least anyway. And that other guy he was talking to who “hates tv chefs” but is one himself lol, its amazing really because if they hated it so much you know they wouldnt go on tv, they love the attention really. But gordon’s a sinner in that respect too, he previousely had a cook book amnesty to burn the cook books, but he releases books himself, but what can you say the worlds hypocritical.

Well written well thought out and well made tv shows like threshold, invasion, fireflies (which had the film serenity made due to its popularity) get axed either mid season or at the end of season 1 just because of poor viewing figures in america.. why dont they think of the global market for once, global broadcast all at the same time see where it is popular in other countries and produce them for there. It will be cost effective as you will see that people watch them and you will get the money in, just because america dont view it due to ratings clashes or poorly chosen spots where something is on the other side more popular, its a shame to see these series go to waste.

Invasion is one it was shown in the uk, and had good ratings but no new series was made because the us didnt watch it, fireflies was so popular and in demand that they made a film to try and stop the flood of complaints from fans of the series, threshold was cancelled mid series, but it has a well thought out plotline, and would have had a unique feature to the series had it continued, because series 1 was threshold, but by the end of series 1 which obviousely was cut short there would have been a significant “infectee” presence, so series 2 was planned to be called foothold, to signify the second stage of “the plan” obviousely you would have to see the series to get anything I am on about, and stage 3 of the plan for invasion was in the case of a significant population of aliens, would have been the stranglehold phase, and that would have been series 3.. but no we have to make do with tv program’s being cut off in thier prime, and put up with the drole uninteresting crap the bbc puts out like eastenders etc.. Sorry thats just not my cup of tea. Which is where I can point to my idea of a global tv subscription where all programmes are transmitted globally, it is possible, and for the fee of the tv license better program’s would be on offer and better choice.. sky have the right idea with pay as you go tv.. put everything up as a downloadable program which gets streamed to your tv, pay a fair price for it.. that way you pay for only what you want to watch, heck I know that would be far cheaper than the cruddy tv licence annually, and Id get to see things Im interested in in times Im interested in seeing them. Now all we need is the world to catch up and put everything like that, perhaps then they would be able to get global rankings of thier tv program’s due to everyone accross the world getting the program at the same time, and showing them how demanded the tv is.

What is with humanities desire to live forever.. its a common theme, people desiring to live forever, parly why religions use that to convert people.. the promise of eternal life after death.. Am I alone in the thought that living forever would be horrible, I wouldnt want to exist forever in any way shape or form, what happens when youve done everything and seen everything there is to be seen you simly exist and waste space… Id rather live a defined life with an end. Apart from that though humanity also tries to eek out every second of life it possibly can, old people that are dying of old age go to hospitol to take medication etc for a few hours extra of life stuck in a hospital trying to get extra life.. what is the point.. if you had died you wouldnt be in hospital waiting to die trying to get extra life.. What do you do for society anyway other than drain all resources, youre expensive for hospitals, you take money from young peoples wages for doing nothing, and use up resources, I know Id rather die than extend life small ammounts at an expensive cost to the world. Really think about it dont just dismiss it off hand… consider a 90 year old goes in for a transplant.. in a few years that person is just going to die anyway, that would have been an expensive waste, and also that transplant couldve gone to a younger person who needs it more and will live life more and benefit to society more.. Im not saying old people cant pay to extend thier lives if they so wish just it shouldnt be on the government.. we have a screwwed up system where old people are extended small ammounts at great expense when all the funds used there could easily be put to better use elsewhere like giving a good education to everyone.. the silly thing is our “pooled” taxes includes all of the uk, england scotland wales etc.. X ammount is given to scotland (greater proportion than thier population) so essentially we pay for scotland, but they can do things right better healthcare, free education for all who want it etc.

With elections too, you can only vote the 3 main parties into a ruling government, not any smaller party, wheres the democracy there? Its like voting for the rock or the hard place… not exactly choice.

Back to the main issue.. humans dont think of the consequences of eternal life, what if you get to live forever.. you still want to get together have kids… they too will live forever then right… we already have an overpopulation issue as it is, where do we go if everyone lives forever and gets together and has 2.4children.. we will take over this planet faster than a bacteria and suck up all resources before we die off from starvation. All other creatures have a natural balance, they know when thier times up and die, we medicate to extend which I beleive is the main cause, if old people died when they were supposed to believe me this overpopulation issue wouldnt be an issue, no free medication for retired people, resources can then be better used elsewhere and we can have a better society, prices would drop for everything, and life would be more liveable for most people.

I know this is highly contraversial, but believe me it makes sense, at the same time Id give people the right to keep working as long as theyre fit and healthy to do so, heck theres a whole lot that would have to be done like stopping stupid opening hours of 9-5 so most of the day theres nothing to do but sit at home and be brainwashed by tv or down the pub, just opening shops so more people can go shopping after work etc would free up loads of work hours available for unemployed people as more staff would be required, and dont even get me started on sunday… anyway theyre all issues for another day, I think this rants gone on long enough.

Ill write this in more detail longer… but those stupid car safety ads.. whats up with that.. its not the speed of the car that kills you, its not the impact with the car in front that kills you, its not the hitting into the dashboard and smacking your head on the windscreen that kills you… oh no its your internal organs continuing forward at the speed you were going smashing into your ribcage puncturing your lungs and arteries that kill you… okay if thats the case then how on earth does the seatbelt help save you.. sure a seatbelt stops you hurtling forward and smashing into the dashboard and windscreen but surely your internal organs still continue forward at the speed you were travelling at… and the seatbelt stops your body but not your internal organs so you will still die if thats the case.. stupid advert because I think its the impact on the dashboard that in fact kills you, the sudden impact of your body flying forward smashes your ribcage back into your body where a seatbelt slows you down gradually.. if youre going t do a stupid advert like that GET YOUR BLEEDING FACTS RIGHT

well because my computer had been dying and technically everythings changed on my computer and all stored passwords etc are gone.. I had to retrieve old passwords needless to say this site’s retrieve password feature wasnt working.. so had to just hack into the database couldnt be simple as simply changing the user password in the database oh no.. I had to go through the kerfuffle of deleting the database reinstalling it deleting most of it other than the user info and installing the backup of the old thing minus the user info.. god knows what this has done to the site but it appears to let me use it for now.. we shall see the long term implications eventually