Category Archives: History

Thought For Today ~Dreams

All men dream, but not equally.
Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity;
But the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalknet

and some dreams are but nightmares

Tunes on Tuesday ~ Satisfaction

some things look better in black and white

While Californians were listening to drug culture bands like Jefferson Airplane, filmed in glorious Technicolor at Woodstock, we English were listening to bands like The Rolling Stones ~ here filmed in grainy monochrome in Ireland.  As a matter of fact we English thought everyone in California went around saying; ‘peace and love….’  If you said that here in the sixties you were likely to get smacked.

You decide which is better, The Stones or Jefferson Airplane.

Actually, I prefer The Beatles.

And we say ‘aeroplane…’

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

another 1960’s English icon

works Mini Cooper

Tunes on Tuesday ~ White Rabbit

I’m late, I’m late, for a very important date

In the 60’s and 70s we English were not listening to Californian music, so I have never heard this track from Jefferson Airplane before.  Woodstock passed us by with barely a murmur  The reason I’m playing it now is that we English greet or friends with; ‘white rabbits’ on the first of the month, which was yesterday.  (Of course there has to be an R in the month.)

Convoluted I know, and on first hearing I’m not certain I like Californian surfer-dude bands anyhow.

But hey, I like Jefferson Starship, so I’m certain that Jefferson Airplane will grow on me, like a weed.

This track probably sounds better if you’re high.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

To we English California is still

Alice through the looking glass

 

Monochrome Monday ~ Winter 1962 – 1963

when I was a kid it was a trek to go to the toilet across the yard

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

the sea froze

Random Jottings ~ Dreams

her dream road trip didn’t turn out so well

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don’t ask what your dreams mean

you don’t want to know

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nothing happens until we dream it

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woman is a creation of dreams and desires

not a creation of wants and needs

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she dreamed of finding the perfect lover

and then she bought one

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OH GOD! she exclaimed

then she realised it was just a hot wet dream

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real life is both a bad dream and a nightmare

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

the future belongs to women who follow their dreams

 

Men Don’t Do Relationships

women need and desire to be cherished, understood, loved
men want sex

Men evolved as solitary hunters, and their main contribution to the human race was the ability to hit a moving target so that everybody could eat.  Sometimes several men from the same tribe gathered together as a cooperative team so they could kill something bigger so that more people could eat.

Any woman reading that will immediately see where the male fascination with sports comes from.  Sports are all about the ability of one man to hit a moving target, often with the help of the other players on his team.  Cricket, baseball, football, basketball ~ lady, you name it and it’s the same thing ~ personal responsibility, hand-eye coordination, spacial awareness, calmness under pressure, hitting a moving target, instant gratification, win / lose.  And it comes from tens of thousands of years of evolution.

This is one reason why men like to wear uniforms, hats, colours, insignia that indicates their personal competence and membership of a successful team.  Teams are not discussion groups, a sports team is really a hunting and killing machine.  Every man feels that he is perfectly capable of solving his own problems and does not see any reason to talk about them with anybody else; up to and including you.  This is the reason a man will never ask for directions ~ real men do not use in-car satellite navigation because the damn woman keeps on offering advice.

Nowhere in there does it say anything about feelings, discussion, emotion, nurturing, understanding, socialising, and asking for help.  Men are not wired to discuss, listen, feel, accept, empathise, or talk just for the sake of talking.  Most of the time when a woman really wants her guy to show some empathy and understanding what he will do is offer her a solution.  He thinks he is being caring and loving by solving her problems, and she knows he is being uncaring and indifferent, trivialising her feelings by not listening to her.

Actually most good men try to listen to their lady, but what he hears is the blah blah blah of moaning, nagging, complaining, and talking just for the sake of talking.

When men do talk it’s usually in a language women do not easily understand; either because it’s technical or it sounds like monosyllabic grunting.

A woman may dream of and desire a perfect man, but smart women know that ‘perfect man’ is an oxymoron.  In many ways her perfect man would be gay, or at least metrosexual ~ and what real woman would want that?

Real men just don’t do non-sexual relationships ~ unless they are prepared to try, try, and try again.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

Marmaduke is a male bear

he likes sitting all by himself

thinking about nothing much

Tunes on Tuesday ~ Travolta Strut

strut your stuff down main street

Another part of my morning routine, learning the ultra cool swaggering walk, aka the Travolta Strut.  I have this nailed, lots better than some Zebra.

You can tell by the way I use my walk that I’m a woman’s man.

Stayin’ alive ~ more than only just.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

don’t try that walk if you’re a woman

it will make you look like a hooker

 

The Triumph of 1984

there is nothing good nor honourable among the elite

The gross perversion of the duties of politicians, health-officials, doctors, scientists, and law enforcement agencies during this coronavirus crisis, provides a chilling example of how the prospect of almost unlimited power and prestige can distort the judgement of intelligent people.  These people try to justify their actions as following the science, and protecting the NHS ~ they are lying not just the public, but also to themselves.  They are charlatans.

To more fully understand how these once honourable people have descended into an Orwellian elite we must also follow the money.  There are now untold billions of £ $ being thrown at the almost enforced vaccination of hundreds of millions of mostly unwilling people.  A few global pharmaceutical companies are doing very well out of this as are their investors.  One does not need to look very far to see who is included among the investors in Big-Pharm; those self-same politicians, health-officials, doctors, and scientists.

The legal profession is also doing very well out of the coronavirus crisis.  Lord Falconer, a senior left-wing politician, partner in the legal firm Gibson Dunn and leader of their ‘Covid-19 task force’ refers to the pandemic as ‘a gift that keeps on giving…..’  Such elite cynicism makes me sick.

It goes on and on and on.  Here in England people are being urged to get themselves tested for the coronavirus ‘if they have a runny nose…..’  This is England, in February, at least half the population will get a runny nose at this time of year ~ it’s called a cold.  Door-to-door testing programmes are underway, with teams of barely trained testers banging on unsuspecting peoples’ doors.  Anyone entering or leaving the country has to be tested a couple of times or more.  And why is that?  To inflate the number of those supposedly infected with the coronavirus with the objective of increasing public concern and further justifying the draconian measures urged on us by the politicians, health-officials, doctors, scientists, and law enforcement agencies.

None of the numbers are real.  The statistics are a tissue of lies.  The number of deaths attributed to the coronavirus includes all those who have ever tested positive and have subsequently died for any proximate cause or reason ~ like being run over by a bus.

Some say that those with privileges will spin things as being politically correct to further silence those they wish to oppress.  And that truth is hard but propaganda is cheap.  All I know is that the word DENIER is the most chilling thing I have ever heard.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

your vaccination certificate please

 

Captain Sir Tom Moore ~ Rest In Peace

it is the hero’s glittering heart that fights the fight

Amid these dark days one old war hero decided to try to do something for England, Home, and Beauty.

Ninety-nine years old, Captain Tom Moore set off walking laps of his own garden to try and raise a little money for our National Health Service.  He thought his efforts could possibly raise a hundred pounds.

His efforts, his humility and dogged good humour caught the public attention.  Perhaps none of us could be as good as this little old soldier, but we could contribute to his cause.  When it was all added up, Captain Tom raised £38.9 million for the National Health Service.

Along the way he celebrated his 100th birthday, was knighted by the queen, and awarded an Honorary Colonelcy of the Army Foundation College.

He passed away on Tuesday February 2nd 2021 from pneumonia and complications from the coronavirus.

We shall not mourn him, nor shall his memory die.

Least We Forget

Lazy Sunday Music

lazy Sunday afternoon
I’ve got no mind to worry
I close my eyes and drift away

Quite suddenly I’ve some to believe that there are some songs an English Gentleman shouldn’t play of a Sunday afternoon, and some others that perfectly fit the Sabbath.  Ergo, this is the first of what is going to be a regular feature on this here blog.  Little Star by Madonna.  This is for a very close friend.

I don’t expect you to completely agree with me.

But then an Englishman never gives a hoot for another person’s opinions.

These days I’m more Californian, cosmopolitan, transatlantic, edgy, than died-in-the-wool, stuffy, staid English Gentleman

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

and I have no plans to amputate my ear

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