Category Archives: Politics

Random Jottings ~ Argument Winners

being right will not necessarily win any arguments

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I don’t care what God said…..

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you might be right, but I don’t agree

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I don’t pretend to know everything

but I know I’m a lot smarter than you

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she was making one mistake in her argument

she assumed that I gave a shit what she thought

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why do stupid people think that shouting will win an argument?

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ridicule and humiliation might win arguments

but they don’t win friends

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

it’s damn near impossible for any man

to win an argument with a sexy woman

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

 

Life Is Not a Game

be grateful for what you have and stop complaining

The world is full of people longing for change; to live somewhere else, to have a better and different relationship, to have a healthier life, or to finally get out of this fucking lockdown.  The grass is always greener on the other side ~ until you get there and you realise it’s pretty much the same as it was where you just left.  Longing for and dreaming of the next bigger and better thing, being richer, having a ‘nicer’ partner, having a really cool car ~ well that only makes us discontented, unhappy, and restless.

There are a couple of secrets; #1 is to be grateful for what you have  #2 is to make the most of what you have  #3 is to protect what you have. OK, that’s three secrets.

If you take a long hard honest look at your life you will probably discover that you don’t actually need much more than you already have.  Well, OK, women always need more shoes.

Most of us become discontented, unhappy, and restless when we start to compare ourselves with other people.  Your best friend owns a new Jaguar and you’re driving a 10 years old Nissan, and for some perverse reason that makes you unhappy.  Be grateful that you don’t have to walk.  Make the most of that Nissan; keep it clean, have it regularly serviced, use the right grade of gas.  In the meantime your best friend is paying so freaking much for her Jaguar that she uses cheap gas, which will fuck the engine in no time.  Your best friend isn’t protecting what she already has.  And when the Jaguar’s engine expires she will be walking

That doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t want to improve ourselves, to work harder, to strive to be ‘better’ ~ we should because that’s part of human nature.  But don’t compare yourself to anyone else, comparisons are invidious.  Life Is Not a Game.  There are no winners and losers.  We are Born, we Live, and we Die.  That’s it.

So live a better life, and being miserable because you can’t move to a 5 bed 4 bathroom home is not living a better life ~ especially as there’s only yourself and your partner to consider.  The kids have left home ~ K.I.S.S.

You first of all have a duty to yourself; your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health.  Work on that instead of worrying about a ‘better’ car, vacation, home….  Of course if you are a woman you do always need more shoes.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

it doesn’t like cheap gas

Tunes on Tuesday ~ Take a Look at Me Now

it’s always darkest just before the dawn

Here in England I have only seen the sun this year once or twice this year.  It’s cold grey and outside the garret; there’s a mixture of rain, sleet, and snow.  There’s something wrong with the medication I on and I’m getting lots of unfortunate side-effects.  Not thinking straight.  I don’t feel at all well.  I don’t feel as though there is anything or anyone for me right now.  I have a call out to the doctor….

Perhaps I need a little help.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

at least there is one good friend here for me

Random Jottings ~ Vacations

English told to lock away their passports for a year

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forget California

no holidays for Brits for a year

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buy a sunlamp and some bags of sand

it’s the nearest you’re going to get to a vacation

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United Kingdom cut off from the rest of the world

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no sunshine holiday romances please, we’re British

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we English travel not to escape everyday life, but to escape Covid

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doctors say that having fun increases your risk of dying from COVID-19

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

no man needs a vacation so much as the man who has been in lockdown for 308 days

Happy, Joyous, and Free

the only real prison is fear

don’t be afraid to go out at night, learn self-defence instead

Here in dismal grey England I’ve had an epiphany, not religious but perhaps spiritual.  Lockdown goes endlessly on and and on and on ~ yet I am not going to waste my time being depressed, negative, and unhappy.  What’s the point in that?  Depression and misery never made anything better.

Instead of accepting that I’m imprisoned until Easter, at least, I intend to become free, adventurous, and charming again.  I will be sexier and enjoy my life and loves more than ever before.  People, places, and things I might have balked at, avoided, or eschewed in the past will now be on my agenda.  There are a few exceptions to my venturesome audacious bucket-list; all of Africa, most of South America, booze, gambling, and drugs.  Other than that I’m going to be bold, daring, and damned happy.  Timid security isn’t on my future agenda.

Security is mostly a superstition.  It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it.  Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure.  Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.  ~  Helen Keller

The thing is, how can I do any of that when it’s against the law for me to go anywhere or meet anybody?  Well, I am not against breaking bad laws, and anything to do with the coronavirus is a bad law on its face.  But more practically, what can I do right now;

  • Use the internet to connect more deeply and intimately with like-minded people.
  • Go through my wardrobe again, get rid of anything that’s too dated, unflattering, or of inferior quality.
  • Use the internet to buy some better attire.
  • Improve my immune system by eating better and more healthily, drinking enough good fruit juices and lots of water, taking the right high-quality supplements.
  • Exercise as much as I can, getting my trim shape back, and improving my energy levels.  Meditate when I can.
  • Get a solid 7 or 8 hours good sleep every night, rest when I feel weary during the day.
  • Stretching my mind by reading more difficult and inspirational books.
  • Get back to studying art, geography, literature, music, psychology, and sociology.
  • Husband my resources until I can get back out there again.

All that means is that I am going to live as well as I can despite this fucking never-ending lockdown.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

yoga is great exercise

just you try keeping that position for 5 minutes each side

 

 

 

Songs of Saturday ~ The Umbrella Man

any umbrellas to mend today?

On a day about umbrellas, courtesy of Paula Light;

https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/74951/posts/3126787418

I just couldn’t resist this Flanagan and Allen song.  So English from 1939, just before war broke out.

You don’t get many double acts like that these days.

Just as well really.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

no doubt listening to the Light Programme on the BBC

Good, Bad, or Indifferent?

being consistently bad is hard work

Boris and Carrie Symonds ~ evil or just bad?

There’s an urban myth that it takes more muscles to frown than it does to smile.  Turns out it only needs 11 muscles to frown and 12 are used when we smile.  Who knew?  What I do know is that it’s hard work to be a really and truly jealous, judgmental, resentful, unhappy, and angry liar.  It is actually much easier to be accepting, understanding, honest, and open.  My empirical evidence for this is that I am suffering from some horrible unnamed illness that has me weary, exhausted, and brain-fogged.  Being so tired means that I just do not have the energy for being jealous, judgmental, resentful, unhappy, and angry.  Instead of being a negative jerk I’m feeling, thinking, and acting with honest positivity.  And that’s nice for me and everyone I come into contact with.

My prayer for today is to ask for help being a good, kind, honourable, accepting and understanding English Gentleman.

Being a bad guy is much harder work than you would think.

Being barred from Twitter for life helps a lot.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

Marmaduke never uses Twitter

and he is always a good bear

It’s a Mad, Mad World

it’s a crazy world out there ~ be a rational anarchist

how long before we see these scenes again?

Just when I thought things couldn’t get any worse along comes the penultimate act of the presidential election in the United States.  Depending on who you want to believe the ‘occupation of the capitol’ was either a peaceful protest gone wrong, or a violent insurrection presaging another American Civil War.  Patriots or Anarchists?

The best thing I’ve heard is that President Trump has been banned from twitter.  The truth of it is that nobody with even half a brain should ever use twitter in any way, shape, or form.  Twitter is merely the modern equivalent of the washroom wall.

Here in Blighty our parliament has approved the latest tranche in our never-ending lockdown ~ to last until the end of March.  Today, England is now in lockdown day 290.

The compulsory wearing of face masks, lockdowns, and now mass vaccinations ~ any student of history who has even so much as glanced at the literature on the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918 knows that nothing governments and the medical professions do is going to make much difference to the numbers infected, and the people who sadly get very sick and die.  However, here in England the over-zealous police are gleefully throwing their not inconsiderable weight around as though they alone know how to control the coronavirus.  Woe betide you if you leave home without a very good reason, or you get caught without a face-nappy, try to drive to McDonald’s, or have a visitor in your home.

It’s always the way that if you grant someone in uniform a little authority they will tend to abuse it.  Give someone in uniform an inch and they will try to recreate George Orwell’s 1984.

The insane saga surrounding the mass vaccination programme here goes grimly on.  It seems that each consignment of vaccination doses has to be approved by some bureaucratic nonsense called the Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency, and that approval process takes three bloody weeks per batch.  Those first in line for the jab are the over 70s, but there are only 7 mass vaccination centres around England.  How many over 70s do you know who still drive?  Madness.

Some say that Boris Johnson is doing a marvelous Job.  And that our Health Service is the best in the world.  All I know is that I’ve stopped believing most of what I see and hear in the news.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

Marmaduke doesn’t want to get arrested

No End In Sight

England will be closed down for months to come

some would say that’s being flown the wrong way up

Despite flashes of official optimism following the first vaccinations against the coronavirus, it would seem that there is no end in sight to the manifold miseries of lockdown, self-isolation, and national shutdown.  Scotland faces a national shutdown from midnight tonight, and there is no doubt that Prime Minister Boris Johnson will very soon follow suit for England.  He is making a televised statement at 8 p.m. this evening, and Parliament is being recalled on Wednesday this week, presumably to ratify whatever draconian new measures are announced.

Even harsher coronavirus  measures than before will mean that UK borders will be closed, international travel stopped, all stores except food stores and pharmacies will be shut, all schools closed, any and all household mixing will be banned, and people will only be allowed to leave their homes for one of a specified list of essential reasons, such as food shopping.

Despite these draconian emergency measures the numbers infected with COVID-19 will keep on rising, and more and more people will die.  There is nothing politicians, health officials, or medical science can do about it.  The coronavirus will mutate faster than vaccines can be developed to prevent each new strain.  Once a virus is loose in the general population there is no way short of Divine Intervention of controlling it.  And, who’s to say that God didn’t inflict this on the world?

The virus will eventually burn itself out, as all pandemics do.  But, this could take months or even years.  Until then we will all just have to suffer.

Good luck to us all.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

best to bar your door and fort-up ’til spring

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