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The Covid Prison

England is now a vast concentration camp

I am not a number, I am a free man

There is an insidious cloud hanging over England, a pernicious prison created by our own government’s spineless belief in a bunch of discredited scientists and health officials.  This has been a year-and-a-half of chaos for the British People extended to August the 14th by inexplicable ‘test-and-trace’ and self-isolation rules.  It’s all been a total waste of time and treasure.

Theoretically I am free to go almost anywhere in the UK and most of Europe, but should I find myself anywhere near anyone who has tested positive for the coronavirus then I will be required by the government to go into strict self-quarantine for 10 or 14 days ~ despite the fact that I have been vaccinated and more than likely would never test positive for the coronavirus.  And, because of the £37 billion thrown away on the pointless ‘test and trace’ system this grossly inept government will make damn certain that I follow it’s stupid covid laws, regulations, and rules.

Let me give you an example of how insane this all is.  All of France is now off-limits to we English because there has been an ‘outbreak’ of the coronavirus on Reunion Island, which is a tiny scrap of land, in the middle of the Indian Ocean, 6,000 miles from Paris.  The population of the island is some 860,000, of which some 3,000 have tested positive for the virus.  It’s lunatic madness.

If I go into a bar or restaurant here I am supposed to scan my smartphone so that if anyone connected with the place tests positive for the virus, then the government can tell me to self-isolate.  I can’t sensibly book a flight to anywhere because it could be cancelled at short notice, and anywhere I go might be put onto the no-go list at the drop of a hat.

Last week the government here told 1,500,000 people that they must self-isolate.  No wonder Boris Johnson is pushing to be the most unpopular Prime Minister ever.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

It looks like I will not be visiting my American friend any time soon

Thank You For Being A Friend

friendship is all about trusting each other, helping each other
loving each other, and being crazy together

This song is for a friend, someone to whom real friendship means everything.

Maybe, someday, I can repay her friendship.

Maybe it will always stay this way.

Well, I can dream, can’t I?

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

one rose can never be enough

unless it’s given in true friendship

Steadfast in Friendship

it’s a good life for those who don’t weaken and break

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a friend in need is a friend indeed

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a steadfast friend is unchanging and faithful

behave constantly, honestly, and courageously

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a true friend is trustworthy, honest, open, and supportive

live with passion and conviction even in the face of opposition

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a sure friend is dependable, reliable, constant, and unwavering

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be like the cliff against which the waves continually break

but it stands firm and tames the fury of the waters around it

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

a steadfast friend is there for you

in good times and bad

I Love Her

sometimes a man needs to say ‘I love her….’

This song is for a friend of mine, someone I’ve been neglecting for a week, ever since I went to a family event that  didn’t go so well.

And, I do love her…..

I need to say it more often….

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

Love isn’t just for Valentines Day

Is Covid Over?

eventually even the Spanish Flu burned itself out

welcome to a return of airport chaos

Here in England, mask wearing seems to be a thing of the past, except perhaps for the costume party kind, and a good thing too.  Surgical-type masks offer no protection against catching the coronavirus, as well as being unhygienic if they are worn more than once.

The government here is backing the dropping of quarantine rules for fully-vaccinated travellers from the European Union and the USA, as well as for British nationals who have been vaccinated overseas.

Hospitalisations here are falling as the number of cases plunge, as are the number of vaccinations and covid tests being given.

People who actually want to go to work are deleting the stupid ‘track and trace app’ from the cell phones.

Life in Europe seems to be returning to something like normal.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

but Australia is likely to be in lockdown until Christmas

 

 

Funereal Depression

in the midst of life I am in a mess

I am still suffering from the after-effects of attending my uncles funeral.  Something about it affected me very badly, so badly that I lost myself in alcohol for a couple of days.  I am still not certain what about that event hurt me so much, but no doubt I’ll figure it out eventually.

Hopefully, all you are well out there.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

tomorrow is a new day

Tunes on Tuesday ~ Ventura Highway

one of my best things is a long road trip in the sunshine

This song reminds me of very many happier times than I have enjoyed over recent months and years.  Ventura Highway from America.

Please listen responsibly.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

a convertible mustang in the Californian desert

 

Random Jottings ~ Never

never give up on life

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it’s worth waiting for

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some say that life’s a bitch

until they marry a bastard

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never give up on what you want

because giving up means he wins

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It’s very nice to go travelling

because you get to be a long way away from your spouse

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for some people being alone is safe

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alcohol does not cure all ills

but it helps a lot

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

just when you thought you were supposed to be draining the swamp

Not Being a Better Man

ask not what others can do for you

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follow the money

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what’s in it or me?

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she will never know

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everyone has affairs

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everybody likes strippers

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so, what do I get out of this?

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how can I get away with this?

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so I watch a lot of porn, so what?

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I don’t do her anniversaries and birthdays

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

just one little drink won’t hurt

Random Jottings ~ Sunshine

without sunshine summer isn’t summer at all

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the sun rose like a goddess from the sea

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the caress of warm sunshine is delicious

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‘you are my sunshine….’ he said

and then she burned him

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‘I promise you I’ll make the sunshine come every day…..’

after that it rained a lot

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just as a flower blooms in the sunshine

so blooms a woman in love

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it’s hard to see the sunshine the morning after she dumped you

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

in summer she always wears virginal white

it isn’t her colour

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