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With the united kingdom national elections coming soon I wanted to get my rant out about some of the policies that the government have been enacting lately, as well as covering issues and promises which have been made by the various parties in the past claiming them to be thier own policies, such as how kind and generous the government were to be offering a base wage increase over the next five years, and how every party were offering differing but very insignificant increases to the minimum wage over those five years when it is an EU mandate that the UK must increase liveable wage from how it is to a liveable standard before then. I also point out how the increases mentioned don’t live up to that standard because baseline inflation is essentially the same as the increases promised and as such not enough is being done to provide a liveable income for those on the minimum wage.

“Social Justice” is a term used by the government in means of cutting off benefits to people who haven’t been able to find work in the past 3-4 years (or even less in some area’s as housing benefits are a devolved issue down to a local level, not just nationally, so your local government office has full control over that) despite living in area’s noted as being very difficult to find work, and in the gender/age range where employers will actively choose other people, and youth unemployment being 2.5 times higher than national unemployment it is immensely difficult to find work despite trying you still get penalised, and lose your home out on the streets to essentially be socially excluded and as a result not a statistic for “unemployment” which is only based on jobseekers claims as opposed to those actually unemployed, as can be seen by the large gap between employment figures and unemployment figures which basically matches the socially excluded statistics.

Another major problem with the EU’s own findings is that not only are we a poverty stricken country, at larger risk of social exclusion than some other major member states, but we have basically the same level of employment (using the employment statistics not “unemployment”) however while other member states such as france and germany (both equally employed or better than the uk) get a rebate from the EU the UK is ordered to pay £1.7 billion to the EU because “the economy is thriving” compared to others, this goes against thier own statistics in every sense, clearly germany and france aren’t listed as poverty stricken and at risk of social exclusion while the UK are, there is no significant factor marking us as better than them in any way to have to pay this rebate, perhaps austerity and cutting off every benefit under the sun killing off the poor is having a saving factor on the defecit, and the economy has been noted to have improved for the wealthy, those who perhaps pay mp’s to influence things in thier factor, and who’s tax hasn’t been adjusted and often have the best reliefs and definately on the grand scale of %age tax vs income pay next to nothing in comparison to the poor, yet they’re happy to be gaining all the reliefs under the sun.

After making this video https://twitter.com/camillalong stated on question time “mp’s do not earn enough” and should “recieve a 10% pay rise to prevent them doing dodgy things” as an encouragement to stop our MP’s doing illegal things, to stop them claiming for second homes and every dodgy tax benefit, selling thier souls and political positions and abusing the government and how easy it is to do whatever scummy behaviour they want with no recourse because they’re in the power and influence? This all sounds very dodgy and someone claiming to be national press shouldn’t be stating such, and with MP’s earning £67,000+ per year on average do you really think that’s not enough to live off, and that MP’s should have second jobs, taking up thier time, preventing them doing thier public duty where they have been voted in to ensure they represent thier community and not thier own agenda’s? Do you really think its fair that they cut off benefits of around £5k per year all in the name of saving money to reduce the defecit and increase austerity while increasing the gap between the rich and the poor, and all that time taking even more money and demanding wage increases far beyond what they claim to have saved in the most savage and inhumane way possible, not only jobseekers, it has been noted over the recent years severely disabled people have been cut off, there are severe increases in youth suicide (another video incoming when I have statistics from national rail) and severe increases in youth having to live at home on sofa’s or at friends and ex’s on sofa’s increases in “escorting” drug dealing and other illicit means of making enough money to just live on the bread line as a youth because the youth “don’t vote” and as such MP’s don’t particularly care about issues that revolve around them.

Another recent “incentive to vote” was the introduction of pensions being able to be cashed out immediately in full rather than doled out over the entire term of your pension, initially I thought this was a silly idea especially while they were attenpting to save money to reduce the defecit, however it is noted that by cashing out early you run the risk of not getting the full ammount, as a shortfall in pension funds means that only 90% up to £30k per annum is guaranteed, and quite frankly I’m okay with that because it means it’s another illicit means of saving money rather than just incentivising the elderly to vote in thier favour and being given everything while the young and poor suffer immensely, and lets face it if you can’t live off £30k*35 years paid off in one lump sum (essentially one million pounds) then there is something severely wrong. I do think those with pensions much lower should get a 100% top up though, and those richer should suffer or take it on a slower basis rather than screw the entire country over in the name of greed, as if you can’t live off such large figures in retirement there is something wrong.

Youth unemployment is noted as being 2.5 times higher than the national unemployment average, and this is even harder for male youth’s with females occupying almost double the number of jobs than males, whilst the next level up in management males have dominance because society deems ladies to be a pretty exterior to encourage people to come in to spend rather than having any actual skill, this is so wrong on every level, because not only are males fully capable of doing shop floor work, operating tills, waiting, etc and being skilled enough and pretty enough to encourage customers in, but ladies are also equally capable of management and supervisory roles where there are less ladies employed. The EU mandates that “better childcare” should be supplied to get ladies in to work, but this isn’t really the issue considering most ladies aren’t mothers and do choose to work but there is just a social stigma and social imbalance in the views of society where they’re chosen as sex symbols to represent front and center and draw people in to spend and tip while the males remain in charge, until both of these statistic balance and there is equal opportunities of employment on all fronts there is a severe imbalance in society that needs addressing, often seeing jobs being advertised as “ladies only” for regular work, and being told “not enough experience” for management roles despite having supervisory and team leading experience, it just isn’t recent enough or several years worth to be able to apply for such roles in todays competitive market.

Increases in “zero hour contracts” and those signing out of the working time directive and the national working week resulting in people working anything from 0 hours to 80+ in a single week is another major problem in the employment market of today, because it grants employers greater flexibility to never have to supply a single hour or enough to cover the basic essential costs while still having the employee on thier teather and not able to claim benefits or search for work elsewhere as working hours could be anywhere any length and at such short notice that you couldn’t work two jobs in case of clashes, as well as the prevelance of 5-8 hour long working weeks which is never enough to live off. There are fixes to this issue such as removing the ability for regular employees to sign out of the working week, and being bound by the 48 hour working week, or even reducing the working week down to 35 hours in line with continental hours. By only allowing employees in management and ownership positions to sign out of the working time directive, and reducing the working week you would not only increase the number of jobs available significantly, you would reduce the number of burnt out people with no free time, but also increase spending on leisure activities and the like, which in turn creates a greater need for employment and stimulates and boosts business on a level far beyond the pathetic austerity measures of cutting off benefits. Also by creating further employment slots from the increased working hours available through cutting back there will be more work, and as a result less people claiming benefits, more tax from those incomes rather than them being a drain on taxes, savings and increase tax income something the government doesn’t want? Spending and stimulating the economy sounds too stupid for the government? Having a fairer and balanced society not one of thier aims and mandates?

Don’t forget that although you get to vote at the elections, your selection is often limited to those who have been nominated for those positions from within thier own offices, so often its the same good ole boys which you’re voting in who have been scumming the system for years, and a great deal has been made about how conservatives have been “turncoats” changing to ukip in the area’s where they were no longer guaranteed, so rather than supporting ukip they’re simply changing to whichever ship still gets them into the mp’s chair and thier income and position to be able to scum the system and earn extra corricular incomes influencing things for big businesses and the wealthy who are able to pay them extortionate fee’s. However they take advantage of the fact that many people are not willing to vote as a result of this, however the only way you can ever really prevent it is to go out and vote on election day, go vote for someone other than these old boys, vote independants, vote green, vote whatever way you feel just as long as you go out and vote. Minor seats do make a difference, every corrupt politician you prevent from getting a seat is a victory, even if you don’t get the entire office for whichever party you choose you’re getting devolved influence in your area so it makes a bigger deal especially in modern times than you would think. Keep a local MP you can trust, this article doesn’t say all big party politicians can’t be trusted because Jack Dromey MP for erdington is often supporting the poor and underprivelidged and he is a main party mp, its voices like this you want in office, and in positions to influence thier party to stop austerity measures designed to take advantage of and kill off the poor rather than those in a position to pay who get greater tax haven’s.

Don’t believe every social media smear campaign you see, do your own research and look into things yourself, and only believe things with a trackable proof trail, not bullshit muttered behind the bike sheds. “Don’t be a social media zombie” as life is strange would say.

Don’t forget to vote, how can your voice be heard if you don’t open your mouth and speak up?

PDF’s listed within the following page is the main source http://ec.europa.eu/europe2020/europe-2020-in-your-country/united-kingdom/country-specific-recommendations/index_en.htm

Other sources
http://europa.eu/about-eu/countries/
http://www.parliament.uk/about/mps-and-lords/members/pay-mps/
http://www.rivieratimes.com/index.php/provence-cote-dazur-article/items/eu-to-pay-france-1-billion-rebate.html
http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/dcp171776_328352.pdf
http://www.msn.com/en-gb/money/personalfinance/final-salary-pension-your-retirement-income-is-at-risk/ar-BBhOAnq?ocid=iehp
Sunday Politics (bbc) BBC Question time (bbc) Central News (ITV) National newspapers and commonly known public knowledge.

I recorded this a while back while there was a power cut between when I could upload videos due to my other pc not being able to, now that I am able to upload here is the video I will make another apoligising for the delays properly and getting into things as soon as I have setup everything properly.

okay so my computer died and my current one does not install half of the stuff I need on it and I cant upload any videos at present, and also having some serious stress with british gas still not sorting my bill out.

Just thought Id put an update rather than leave you wondering why Im not posting anything.

Having watched this series of the apprentice every week I have noticed major fualts with the majority of the candidates chosen this year and I wonder how they made it past the auditioning process.  I feel they may have been chosen more for thier entertainment factor rather than thier business prowess.  Frequently they would either lie or completely make up facts about products in order to get sales, they would badger people and blag thier way through the tasks with no actual management potential.  On an operational level they dont have many problems, but as task leaders they always seem to struggle and some of them even panic like a rabbit caught in the headlights.

Even at the start of todays episode, one of the candidates had a title of “unemployed head of somethingorother” what on earth does that mean, if you were head of some department then thats one thing, you’re either head of that department or you’re unemployed, former head of whatever would be acceptable, and why were you now unemployed were you that poor at the job, how long were you in that job, possibly a day trial knowing the blag factor of these candidates.

I would find it suprising if any of these people would ever make the draft if it wasn’t for this program, selling by any means neccissary including lying and cheating isn’t right wheres thier corporate/business responsibility.  If I was task manager on these candidates I would have had words long ago on the way they act.  And with some of thier idea’s they come up with someone needs to have the courage to point out the ridiculousely useless ones, it doesn’t take a genious to spot how bad some of these are.  You could forgive a week or two of bad idea’s but almost every week things have been poor, okay so some weeks it was obvious which team was going to win with the poor idea and the good idea, but this week I would say both were bad from the outset.  The tagline for the octo-kleen was stupid, I mean because 8 hands are better than 2 what on earth has that got to do with anything, and its completely meaningless bumph, at least the germ o nator had a viral aspect, just the excecution of it was pulled off poorly.  They could have either focused more on the germ destruction aspects of the product, or had a similar video with something like dirt o nator as the name as it would be a cleaning of deeply dirty products, and replace the boy with a weak nerdy student and that would have worked good.

Of course I would have said the octo-Kleen product should have been the losing product personally as its meaningless tagline and alienating the core market should have definately lost the task for them, I guess lord alan believed the main flaw with the other team was that it included a young boy on the product which was against the whole “keep away from children” tag and deemed it dangerous.

I was going to call this 60 days later as a play on 28 days later as the last work issues post was 60 days ago, but yeah anyway…

I was confirmed as booked in for working the weekend at relentless nass on a bar down there, so that means travelling to shepton mallet from birmingham right, was on a train from 9am, get to castle cary, catch the bus to shepton mallet, cant find the people to sign in with so phone them up and they say “oh sorry we dont need you go home” and they refuse to pay the costs of my transport down south which as you can understand were quite considerable, end up getting back home at 11:30PM having spent the entire day on public transport and was going a little stir crazy by the end of the journey, quite frankly the company I am supposed to be working for take the piss and are absolute crap, its just finding a replacement job thats the thing which isnt easy in this climate in the slightest.

In recent years it has become much more publicly known that one of Saturn’s moons known as titan has an atmosphere very similar to our own which would mean a breathable climate and conditions that could support our life. Of course I found out about this before it was made much more publicly known through the news statement of a probe being launched to see if there was any land or if it was entirely a water based planet.

How I discovered the breathable planet (although technically it is a moon as it orbits the planet Saturn) was due to not being able to complete a computer game on the amiga 500+ there was a game called battletech and I got to a stage where there was an underground map and the game gave no clues what to do whatsoever, and you were able to select and unselect planets in a solar system as the planet you were on was in danger, so I presumed you would have to map a route for finding another planet capable of supporting human life, so I went to the school library and began searching planetary books for some form of planets capable of supporting life that might have been included in the game, of course all the names of things in the game were under older names and more mythological names as the sun was known as sol and earth was terra. Either way my research there proved unhelpful, however it was when looking up planets I noticed that the elements in the air and atmosphere were very similar to our own, and although smaller it would be capable of supporting life.

With this knowledge I started talking to people around me and nobody whatsoever believed me that it was capable of supporting life as they believed if it was possible it would be much more widely known, of course in future years it did become much more widely known. However I am sure that the probe that was launched should have reached the moon by now as it was supposed to take 7 years and it would have been there by now however I have not heard anything since, did something go wrong or are they withholding the knowledge again (as its not beyond this government to hide things away for years)


This is also a reason I believe that the artificial islands we have on our planet were created for, as a test to see if we could create an island on a water based system that would survive and not erode, it would be ideal for creating land if there was none on titan in order to be able to colonise the planet/moon. What they would need to consider of course is that such a move would not match circumstances precisely, tidal forces on an entirely water based planet would be higher, and with the various gravitational forces of the sun, Saturn (which would be very strong due to its proximity) and Saturn’s other moons and rings, the islands may not naturally survive. Of course there would be a number of options for making the moon more hospitable.

Another thing that would need to be taken into account is how much sunlight the moon gets, depending on its location in orbit of Saturn much of the year it may not even get sunlight as it would be shielded by Saturn itself, and the rotation of the moon would also create varied days, some of our plant and animal life would possibly not survive in such circumstances, however as it is a system with a very similar balance of gasses in the air it is highly likely that the planet has life of its own, even if it is simply bacterial or water based, there could or could not be complex life already there, but disease could be a huge issue.


If you ignore the issues with unencountered diseases and super bacteria which would be stronger than anything on earth as we would have evolved around our own system but be completely unprepared for bacteria which evolved in another atmosphere. Then you would need to make the moon less risky with so many moons in orbit around Saturn there is a high chance of a future collision, the safest option would be to liberate the moon from Saturn’s orbit and place it into a stable orbit around the sun, and provide it with its own moon as a shield against space debris much like our existing planet has. This would then be the ideal situation for a secondary life based planet in our solar system. The calculations for doing such would be tremendous you would have to place the ideal spin and ideal moon size in order to make it retain its hospitable atmosphere. Or you could simply use a tony robinson style approach to making the planet (based on his programme catastrophes, not that he came up with the ideas but he presented the programme so Im giving him credit.) Find another moon/planet of the right size, and right density that it would break up entirely by skimming off titan whilst leaving titan generally intact but molten with some of the debris from the other planet and has its own ring creating its own moon, this would increase the size slightly, should knock it off saturn’s orbit, and into a proper special orbit of the sun. Of course this could naturally happen anyway with so many moons orbiting Saturn eventually they could collide especially as the ring of Saturn is supposed to be moons still in creation.


Going back to the series “catastrophes” it mentioned how millions of years ago asteroids hitting the earth created water on our planet which lead to oxygen, it states that the oxygen was deadly to most of the bacteria breeding on the planet, only some adapted to the oxygen based atmosphere, which means that the large amounts of bacteria which died off could have formed other forms of life possible creating more than just humans as intelligent life on our level, however the program’s view was without oxygen we would not be here, chances are the bacteria which evolved to create us would still have evolved to intelligent life levels but it would have breathed the atmosphere which the earth originally contained rather than the current oxygen based atmosphere. The fact that bacteria was breeding in a different climate also produces evidence that there is a good possibility life exists on other planets in some form, bacteria could easily evolve in the same ways it has here, perhaps slower or faster, depending on the elements available electricity may not even be possible on some planets, if it weren’t for lightening striking here we would not even have electricity. I personally believe that complex life would have evolved elsewhere in the galaxy, but the chances of them being so superior in evolution as to have space travel far beyond our capabilities is pretty low, most forms of life would probably be at an equal level as ours, their technological capabilities would depend on what discoveries they have made in their existence, and how they cooperate, is knowledge shared or hidden away etc, shared knowledge on a global level would increase the technological development speed whilst hidden knowledge would severely delay things as several people over the world may be working on the same things making the same mistakes and remaking old discoveries that weren’t made public knowledge wasting time which could be used on research and development elsewhere. It is said that we are transmitting our tv signal into space and people would pick it up, they may be able to detect the electric signals, but it would be so distorted through spacial noise and degradation (we have to have local signals for our radio waves and tv waves after x amount of distance you cant pick it up imagine that on a interstellar scale anything picked up would be worse than white noise and ignored on our own seti scale.) On top of that they have to have technology that works in the same ways as ours does, they have to have the precise decoders we have in our television sets etc, the way we presume other life would notice that you would never get noticed.

If we were really wanting to be noticed by life elsewhere in the galaxy we would have to approach things from a scientific point of view, what do we look for as signs of intelligent life elsewhere in the galaxy? We look for a persistent repeating signal which isn’t a pulsar, so would have to have some sort of varied rhythm. We presume numbers would be known throughout the universe but I believe this would not really be the case.. but some sort of repeating tune broadcast out into space (by tune I mean a signal that turns on and off in a set pattern repeating like dots and dashes on morse code like very old mobile phone ring tones) Music and noise would probably be more universally recognised as intelligent life, so if we broadcast a simple tune like chopsticks throughout the galaxy on a repeating signal from a point in space separate to our planet so as to not get lost in our special noise we transmit this would be a better signal to point out to the galaxy “we are here and we are intelligent enough to make music”, of course the signal would have to be very strong so as to reduce the degradation as it travels throughout the universe. Imagine seti searching through the stars for the noise they are searching for, rather than a repeating pulse (which would be highly unlikely from our planet just transmitting scattered noise on a large scale we would be presumed to be some electrostatic star of some kind spewing out random electrical signals) that you get a tune being played to you, undeniable proof of intelligence to come up with a tune. Heck its just popped into my head that close encounters of a third kind would be ironic, the spaceship plays a tune and communicates in music, which is quite clever as I just thought that music would be more universal, and the creators of the film must have realised this too. (again back to the issue of shared knowledge, our planet would be far better if knowledge was shared worldwide rather than kept secret, wikipedia is a great idea if only the entire world could contribute including scientific minds etc, this would then be the internet truly being put to good use as a global knowledgebase.


Back to the main issue of titan, if it was hospitable who would be chosen to go there, would it be like when the america’s were discovered, the rich took great boats to go there, and took poor people along promising them land in exchange for building the properties and community. I do believe that something along those lines would occur rather than the worlds best and brightest etc being chosen to populate the new world. I do believe that those with a desire to run their own country, those with a desire for change from our governments etc would wish to go, for the chance of creating their own community where things work out better and fairer, it truly would be the chance to start fresh and create a fantastic community from scratch and make things right. Inevitably once we have populated the moon (titan) we would have transports between earth and titan, which would lead to commercially produced superships (like ferries we use to cross the channel, but for the journey between planets, I would imagine they would dock at a spaceport orbiting each like the international space station but on a larger scale, which shuttles people between the station and the planet/moon as this would be easier than attempting to land a huge ferrycraft each journey. And from it becoming commercial many more people would be investing in the technology and research and our space travel would improve and we would have faster and more efficient spaceships which would lead elsewhere. Of course anyone who was to take the journey would have to be committed to giving up all they have here, it would be like a jump back there would be no internet, no television or radio, no supermarkets, truly fending for yourself from scratch, there wouldn’t even be electricity until some form of power generation was created on the planet, unless of course we prepared some form of fast install power generators etc. And with the journey you probably wouldn’t see anyone from this planet again, not as an initial settler, so anyone you cared about would have to go with you.


After seeing james may’s 20th centaury I noticed an invention known as the duck, basically it’s a form of energy generation which uses tidal forces, it would be ideal on a water based planet for generating energy, the tremendous upside is that beyond the point of the device which is gathering electricity it leaves perfectly calm waters, so this could be used as both a way of creating electricity and of preventing tidal erosion.

In the past I have taken up try me free promotions, where it doesnt state you must be dissatisfied in order to recieve your money back, just to try the product for free send proof of purchase and you will get your money back. Well in the past I have taken up these offers and not recieved my money back, then of course as you have sent your reciept and your wrapper you no longer have the proof of purchase. Two of the companies which have offered this and not produced the funds were coca cola who make powerade, the product was a bit watery and not what I was expecting for the price paid. The other was the makers of aero who had a special try me promotion accross a number of chocolates they were producing, I noticed it on buying a pack of aero mint, it stated other chocolates which were on the try me free, some flavours Id not tried before so I picked them up to try, a couple of which I did not like at all, and still after sending my reciept etc they didnt send my funds back, so now I am put off trying products as part of a “try me free” promotion as I know that they never send the money back and are impossible to get in touch with as I have tried continuousely contacting powerade/coca cola and they do not respond, and how would I prove my purchase after Ive already sent off my wrapper and till reciept to them? Id much rather print off something from thier website and take the voucher into the store to try a product free than send off after purchase as a lot of manufacturers seem to not want to pay back thier promised “try me free” deals.

On a seperate matter yesterday I recieved a text from orange PAYG about yet another change to thier topup system, this time you no longer get the VAT saving you are now forced to pay the additional 2.5% vat regardless of whether you want to or not, and this goes into a fund for the purchase of a new phone… with £1 for every £10 you topup, of course this is more money than the VAT saving of 25p but if you think about how much a new phone costs, at least £100-£200 that would require topping up £1000-£2000 how long would that take for the average payg customer, if you are using that much credit you would surely be on a pay monthly plan with better deals and savings, imagine you top up £10 per month, thats at least 10-20 months before you could possibly have enough saved, who’s saying the system wont have changed by then? What happens to the funds you’ve saved up do you get them as a cash payout? Do you get them in credit? No I think orange would pocket it all themselves. And what about the majority of PAYG customers who would not use thier phone that frequently, a lot of people have payg as emergency phones etc where the credit is used infrequently and definately would not be topped up that often, especially with the credit crunch effecting even more people, I believe that less people would be topping up so much as to benefit from this deal.

Did they rewrite the end of the butterfly effect? I just saw it on tv last night, but the first time I saw it on tape the ending was different, in this one when he didnt have journals he watched a home movie and made sure he never spoke to the girl for everything to work out, when I watched it on tape round an ex’s when he was in the mental institution he went back to when he was in the womb and strangled himself with the ambilicle cord so that he wasnt born and couldnt ruin everything, Im guessing that ending was too dark for tv so they changed it? It makes you wonder was the ending different again at the movies? I think the bad ending works better as the one where everything works out is too open ended and doesnt explain how he is now perfectly fine even though every time he changed the past he became increasingly ill as his brain had even more thoughts crammed inside, by the end surely he had 80+ years of memories which would have drove him crazy like his father. I did wonder how the butterfly effect 2 would have worked, which I still havent seen, but it opens the possibility that it is him again trying to change things rather than someone else or his father, or a future child which would have been conceived as he killed himself before he was born and his parents may have tried again for a child. I know thats not associated with the main post of this blog but rather than write an entire article for it I thought Id post it on the end here.

Okay so its been a while since I wrote something, a few things I was going to write about have passed like the discovery that there is a black hole at the center of the universe, well of course there is everything is circling a big black mass at the center like water circling a plughole, I think that was a pretty obvious thing, maybe origonally there was a supermassive sun which exploded and created the hole in the center who is to know, but it certainly makes the “dark matter” theory some people had pointless as the massive weight of such a large black hole makes thier dark matter mean that the weight of the universe wouldnt be stable, as Ive always thought if you have to invent something you cant prove just to make something fit youve missed something, and they missed out the weight of black holes and the mass and gravitational effects they produce.

Okay now onto the title issue, of the credit crunch and how it is a self defeating circle, as people have less funds to spend there is less need for people to work so people end up losing shifts so they have even less disposeable income which means there is even less money being spent on the economy reducing the need for workers further.  The government try to bail out failing industries but are just throwing money into nothing as it would be far better to let a failing business fail and focus on saving those which are copeing and providing support for those without work as a result.  It also appears that as a result many people are buying the “value products” but as they do it means that most shops sell out of these products, and even tv shows encourage the migration to buy lower value products not realising that by everyone doing so those that have had to survive on these all along are finding that there is no longer the option to buy these as the supermarkets run out and dont restock them very often.

On another matter related, the euro exchange rate is 1.05921 according to www.x-rates.com however when I went into the post office to exchange some euros to pounds they charged me the rate of 1.1373 which is stealing rather a lot to be fair considering they are supposed to be commision free exchanges.  I would sooner pay some commission and know what Im paying rather than sneakily be taken advantage of with a rate much higher than the actual exchange rate.

I also think it was funny how dispatches were trying to make out that the supermarkets should take a hit on thier profits of a few pence on the value products and make better quality products, the chances of that happenning very slim, but of course the general public are going to say yes they should when asked, if you went around asking the supermarkets theyre all going to say no…

Finally that flora buttery advert, gary rhodes travels the nation asking people which margerine product they prefer flora buttery or lurpack spreadable (read the smallprint) by a majority of 6 people out of 200 they prefer flora buttery, and if they had prefered lurpack no doubt the advert would have been a lurpack advert, confirming that of course the public thought what the creators of the spread thought, that the nation preferred thier product, because it was deeply bias, one of thier products or the other.  And you could hardly say a 3% majority a landslide win.

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?