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Feeling Confused

your intellect may be confused, but your emotions never lie

some things are guaranteed to get you into deep shit

Rather a lot has happened this year.  Beginning on my birthday the whole of England was condemned to various degrees of house arrest.  We are now in Lockdown Day 256, almost nine months that the whole country has been in suspended animation.  Probably for no good reason whatsoever the government has spent £394 billion of our money trying to stop a non-existent pandemic of the COVID-19 virus.

Nobody has been allowed to visit with anybody, and heaven forefend that you might want to make out with somebody you don’t live with 24/7.  Here in England sex is just about forbidden ~ unless you are a member of the government that is.

We are not allowed to go anywhere, especially we English are not allowed to enter The Peoples Democratic Republic of Wales.  Scotland is out of bounds for us Sassenachs too, but who in their right mind want to have anything to do with a country run by the wee ginger krankie?  The Scots must be totally confused as they try to convince their heads of things their hearts know is a bunch of lies.

The police here have turned themselves into a cross between the East German Stasi and the Gestapo.  Having a dozen of the boys in blue band together to arrest an innocent elderly lady for standing by the Houses of Parliament’s railings must be such fun for them.  Mind you, they all acted like craven cowards when confronted with BLM protesters.  Of all the crazy police forces in England the North Yorkshire Police have gone the furthest in coronavirus insanity.  They are using automated licence plate recognition systems to identify and stop people from tier 3 areas entering their tier 2 Garden of Eden.

Every single politician and government official has shown themselves up for the ignorant buffoons they are.  Gavin Williamson, England’s minister for education is the latest idiot, he managed to insult the whole world in a radio interview he gave about our early roll-out of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine.  BTW, that stuff is mostly untested, and nobody has a fucking clue about the long-term effects of this jab.  You’d have to be crazy to have it.  After you Boris.

And Boris Johnson, our ineffectual Prime Minister, has lost the plot.  He is so in thrall to his current squeeze Ms Carrie Symonds that his government is set to adopt all of her mad ocean conservation, save the planet, green eco-warrior ideas.  For example, all petrol, diesel, and hybrid cars and vans will be totally banned here from 2030.  Really?  How’s that going to work?

Meanwhile all pubs, clubs, bars, restaurants, are shut, by order.

You couldn’t make it up.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

Boris and Carrie

the odd couple

Lies, Damn Lies, and Politicians

tell a lie once and all your truths become questionable

Is there any bigger liar in British officialdom today than Michael Gove, Minister for the Cabinet Office, and effectively the number two man in Boris Johnson’s government.  Yesterday he said that the hospitals in this country were 88% full, as though that was a bad and catastrophic thing.  The government is using this ‘88% full’ number as an excuse to impose yet more lockdowns, without ever bothering the truth that this time last year the hospital bed occupancy rate stood at just about 95%.  And that was long before the coronavirus was even thought of.  Gove lies by using out of context partial truths.  That’s pretty skillful, but being a skillful liar is no compliment.

Meanwhile Boris Johnson repeatedly fudges every number he talks about.

It is a bitter thing indeed to realise that the Prime Minister is a serial liar, but what can you expect from a serial adulterer?  It seems that Boris is cherry-picking data and using’scaremongering’ tactics to justify lockdown rules, and it’s equally obvious that he doesn’t understand how to interpret National Health Service data.  Mind you, nobody said that Boris was the sharpest knife in the drawer when it comes to numbers.

We are repeatedly told about the intolerable pressure on our health service, yet the huge ‘Nightingale’ emergency hospitals stand empty.  Two-thirds of the private hospital beds commandeered by the government to give the NHS breathing room if their wards were overrun with coronavirus cases, went unused this summer.  That cost the taxpayer around £400 million a month.  Somebody is making a lot of money for nothing.  Somebody is not telling the whole truth.

Even members of Boris’ own party tore into him in Parliament yesterday after he tried to defend his latest’ ‘lockdown by tiers’.  So did the leader of the Labour Party, the official opposition, but Keir Starmer is also being disingenuous.  No matter how much he criticises the government, he is not prepared to have his party vote against them in the House of Commons.  Some of his colleagues are furious with him.  Generally, nobody in politics is happy with anybody.

At the end of yesterday’s acrimonious debate a tearful Matt Hancock, the health secretary, referred to the death of his step grandfather from Covid in Liverpool last month.  I wonder how many times Mr. Hancock has cried, and how many times he has lied?

Sadly, Boris Johnson is probably the worst Prime Minister in a crisis since Neville Chamberlain, the man who believed all of Adolf Hitler’s lies.  And we know how that ended up.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

more months of compulsory ‘face coverings’

Chaos Theory Sucks

it’s disorder, not a decision

this rather chaotic artwork is in the Getty Villa

Here in England we are being governed by Chaos Theory, The Butterfly Effect, and the Chicken Little Syndrome.  Princess Nut Nut, (aka Carrie Symonds), has an unwarranted influence on the Prime Minister, and Michael Gove has lost his marbles.  On leaving the European Union we will have an energy policy completely based on offshore wind farms, and an agriculture policy written by green activists who have never even got their hands dirty.  The official response to the supposed coronavirus pandemic ranges from hysteria to blatant propaganda, all based on whatever the ‘scientists’ say today.

It’s all a bit Kafkaesque, George Orwell, and the Book of Revelations.  It could be worse; I could live in the Police State of Wales, where pubs are not allowed to serve alcohol.

Amazingly, I am now handling all of this insanity surprisingly well.  The social distancing, limited support bubble, no hugging, no sex rules don’t affect me much.  I live alone in my seaside garret, I recently broke up with my long-term long-distance ‘friend’, and my only family is somewhat estranged.  However, I do feel for those trying to live a more ‘normal’ life.  There is frustration and tragedy out there ~ I can imagine how I would have felt if I was prohibited from visiting my dying father in his care home, and I can imagine how I would feel if I was prohibited from meeting my girl-friend.  There was a ’70’s movie called No Sex Please We’re British it’s not so funny anymore.

Back in the day my life was utter chaos, governed by the butterfly effect, all overlaid with a semblance of order.  I had a mantra; I am an utterly cool guy, living a really great life…..  And if you know anything at all you know that any man who has a mantra like that is drowning in a sea of troubles and confusion.  Up until last week I was beset by doubts, fears, frustrations, jealousies, and resentments ~ and that was just the chaos and turmoil running around in my mind like a frantic hamster-wheel.  Up until last week I was mired in a slough of despond.

The really smart people eventually realise that their life is fucking shit, and sooner or later do something about it.  The snag is that whatever you do is going to involve some pain and loss.  Completely breaking with chaos hurts.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

tunnel vision is not a solution to anything

Coronavirus Tiers

in solitary confinement there is no tomorrow

Trump has got nothing on what the British Government is doing to its own people

Here in England the government has divided the English regions into 3 tiers of lockdown restrictions; supposedly to help control the spread of the coronavirus.  Tier one has a medium level of restricted freedom, no worse than you’d get in the average police state.  Tier two has a high level of control on the population, not much worse than East Germany had for years.  Meanwhile tier three has a very high level of laws, regulations, and rules that take away the freedom of the people.

As I expected my town is firmly in tier 3, along with all the rest of the North of England, as far south as Leicester, Lincoln and Nottingham.

This means that none of us northerners can meet anyone socially, unless we already live with them.  Anyhow all the bars, cafes, pubs, hotels, and restaurants have been shut down, by order.  So have every single one of the other places you might want to go for a day / evening / night out.  But you can go to a funeral, as long as the numbers attending are 30 people or less ~ does that include the deceased?

Oh, and we can only travel go to work or school, providing we don’t use public transport.

The good news is that from December 2nd I can take a long walk.  Nice.  But there will be bugger all else to do here up north.

Sanctimonious Southern Bastards is about the least rude thing I can say about the people who drew up these fucking stupid tiers, laws, regulations, and rules.

There might be one other piece of bittersweet news.  If the airlines are flying from here it looks like I can get on a flight to Cancun ~ except I might not be allowed to stay away from home overnight.  Who knows what the fuck is going on?

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

Prime Minister Boris Johnson

just another adulterer

Coronavirus Testing

order, counter-order, disorder

somewhere over the rainbow the coronavirus actually exists

I just walked around the marina where I live.  There is a huge area where the army have set up a mass COVID-19 testing station.  At 16:30 this evening there was nobody waiting to be tested.  WTF is going on?  This is not the first time this mass testing station has had zero ‘patients’ all day.  What a total waste of valuable resources.

Everything you read in the media about coronavirus testing, test and trace, and probably vaccines is a complete lie.  I have the evidence of my own eyes.  All day today a squad from the Army Medical Corps wasting their time to bolster Boris Johnson’s ego,

Pathetic.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

the covid police will be visiting a town near you soon

 

COVID Vaccines

no vaccine is a magic bullet

All over the media is the ‘good news’ that there will soon be an effective and properly tested vaccination against the coronavirus that will give up to 90% protection against becoming ill.  It won’t stop anyone from catching the virus, but if you do catch it, then you shouldn’t get very sick because your body already has already been trained to recogise and combat COVID-19.

And the science on vaccines is settled ~ they are both safe and effective.  Actually no.  Anyone who says that; ‘the science is settled’ knows dick-all about science.  Science is never finished, settled, nor complete.  As our knowledge expands and progresses so good scientists go back and take another look at old truths, maxims, and proofs.  Sometimes they discover things that startle and frighten them.  To give you an easy example; Pythagoras Theorem is mostly wrong ~ it only works all the time if the Earth is flat.

So, when the pharmaceutical industry, doctors, the government, and the media tell you that vaccines are safe, and the new coronavirus vaccine is completely safe and 90% effective, do you actually trust them?  Do you trust drugs giant Pfizer, (who also make Viagra), who are set to make billions of $ from their new vaccine?  Do you trust the people who might give you the couple of jabs you will need to have kept the vaccine at an even 70 degrees below zero?  As it goes I trust none of the above.

Vaccination is the holy grail of medicine, and anyone who challenges its safety will be ignored, denigrated, ridiculed, and howled down.  For the medical professions, vaccination is power, and power corrupts.

One reason that vaccines are unsafe is that they have stuff in them other than an attenuated version of the virus, because if that’s all you got the vaccine wouldn’t work at all.  So vaccines have accelerators, (adjuvants), in them to strengthen the body’s response to the vaccine.  Until quite recently mercury was used, now it’s mostly aluminium.  These adjuvents are dangerous.

What vaccines are supposed to do are produce immune responses in appropriate cells.  Vaccines affect every cell in your body, altering your DNA / RNA ~ and not always in a good way.  There are things called telomeres on the ends of your chromosomes, and vaccines shorten these telomeres.  So what?  When your cells’ telmomeres are too short, you die.

This is a short post about a long and complicated topic. If you want to know more research it, but not on Google ~ the people involved with Google are set to make further fortunes from the coronavirus vaccines.

Personally, I will be last in line to be vaccinated against anything ~ the coronavirus especially.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

there’s a reason for the ‘mad scientist’ paradigm

Vacations During Lockdown

a vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in

I am not doing this on vacation

You know that the quotation at the top of the page is not at all true.  Plenty of us have been trapped in the prison of our own homes during this coronavirus crisis, with nothing to do and weeks to do it in, and it’s so stultifying that it drives people crazy.  A good vacation should include lots of interesting things to do, like hanging out by the pool with a very good friend, doing nothing much else except read and sunbathe.  Sightseeing, long walks, swimming, good food, and looking around the tourist stores are also cool things to do on vacation.

There are some things just too energetic for my ideal vacation and I include; skiing, water skiing, parasailing, sailing, cycling, and horseback riding.  But if any of those float your boat then go for it with gusto.

Sadly, right now our stupid politicians, government bureaucrats, and health officials have made such a mess of things that half the civilised world is under lockdown, which means that we are not supposed to engage in anything other than essential travel, whatever that’s supposed to mean.  Not only that but half the places you might want to go to are shut.  Here in the UK, both Wales and Scotland are effectively closed for business ~ although what Englishman in their right mind would want to take a vacation in either?

More pertinent I have a close friend in the USA, and I am not allowed to go and visit her because of American lockdown and quarantine regulations.  And then there are a whole lot of other great tourist destinations that are more or less closed for business, and I include nearby countries like Italy, Greece, Spain, and Portugal.

It’s worse than that, because if I go almost anywhere I have to self-isolate for 14 days when I get back to England.  Add to that a whole lot of compulsory tests to make damn sure I’m not carrying the virus, and the compulsory wearing of face masks in airports and on flights, and travel becomes a chore.  You’d think the idiots supposedly in charge of this mess don’t want us hoi polloi to have any fun at all.  (Well, extramarital sex is now illegal here.)

You know what?  I’m heading off to the sunshine, as far as I am concerned a holiday away from all this doom and gloom counts as essential travel.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

that’s more like it

Coronavirus Madness

‘I am under no obligation to make sense to you…..’ 

covid-19 police ready for action

That heading is a quote from the Mad Hatter in Lewis Carroll’s book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.  At the time the book was written Hatters were famously mad because of all the mercurous nitrate they used in curing felt.  Mercury poisoning will send you mad before it kills you.

So, what excuse have our politicians, health officials, and sundry bureaucrats got for acting like insane secret policeman during this alleged coronavirus pandemic?  Actually, the alleged coronavirus pandemic gives any jumped-up little Hitler the perfect excuse to throw their weight around.

For crass stupidity and the insane enforcement of illegal regulations one cannot go further than the Principality of Wales where there’s a failed Marxist called Mark Drakeford running things.  What a useless dickhead.

Supermarkets in Wales have entire aisles closed off to stop people buying non-essential items.  These ‘non-essential items’ seem to include womens’ sanitary products, baby formula, diapers, school uniforms, shampoo, hairdryers, vacuum cleaners…..  Yet in Wales alcohol seems to be very essential ~ if I was in Wales I’d want to get blind drunk.

People there shouldn’t be going into stores anyhow because the whole place is under a 17 day ‘firebreak lockdown’.  Which is stupid because soaking wet Wales has as much chance of suffering a wildfire as you have setting light to the mud in a swamp.

Police are manning border controls between England and Wales to stop people from the ‘more infected’ counties here from entering the Principality.

In England some 8 million people in the North have been plunged into the strictest possible lockdown because more testing in their cities shows that more people are infected with the virus than before.  BTW 60% of positive tests are false positives.  But who in London gives a shit about ‘the North?’

Also in England pubs can stay open if they are selling whole pizzas, but not if they are just selling pizza slices.  Meanwhile some children here are actually going hungry.

The power-mad ginger dwarf running Scotland has closed the entire country for business.  Safety tip; never let a crazy ginger woman run your life for you.

And the compulsory pointless wearing of face-nappies is set to continue, probably forever.

Meanwhile, the entire USA is in the grip of a set of lunatics who seem to have been given the keys to the asylum.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

‘step away from ze tampons…..’

Self-Isolate

I’m a prisoner in my own home

The other day I went for breakfast with my friend Pam, and I had to give my name and phone number to the cafe.  I’ve been contacted Public Health England under track and trace, and told I have to stay in the garret for 14 days from last Saturday.

Luckily I have plenty of canned goods and medication. There is a £100 fine if I go out, terrible.

This really is the last straw.

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jack collier

jackcollie7@talktalk.net

 

a locked door

Admitting to Being Wrong

failure consists of redoubling your efforts when you have completely forgotten your goal

The most pernicious word in modern English is denier  ~  as in climate change denier, coronavirus denier, BAME denier, God denier, and worst of all Holocaust denier.  I know all about denial, having lied to myself for years about being socially inadequate and denied having a drinking problem.  But I could never have accused anyone of being an alcoholism denier.  That does just not make sense.  Calling someone else a denier is merely to show up the fact that you yourself are closed-minded, have no logical basis for whatever opinions you have, and are totally unwilling to listen to arguments that run counter to your own dogma.

Basically, you are not prepared to ever admit that there is the slightest possibility that you could ever be wrong.  In that case, who the fuck do you think you are?  God?

Everybody human is wrong some of the time.  Sometimes we are mistaken, sometimes we are ill-informed or misinformed, sometimes our own inner programming is flawed, and sometimes we believe in something just because we want to.  Notice that I said believe in and not believe.  Those who use the word denier believe in things rather than believe the arguments and proofs that support a given position.  They will never, ever admit that they are wrong.

Surely it’s time for climate-change deniers to have their opinions forcibly tattooed on their bodies.  ~  Richard Glover

I learned that really listening to other people was an essential part of being a better man ~ sometimes other people’s opinions and beliefs are better than my own.  I learned that there is probably no such thing as absolute truth.  I learned that when I was wrong, promptly admitting it was essential for my mental, emotional, and spiritual health.

There is no better test of a man’s integrity than his behavior when he is wrong.  ~  Marvin Williams

There is a principle in 12 step recovery programmes; ‘Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it…..’  Really that does not go far enough, perhaps it should go on to say;  ‘…..and changed our behaviour accordingly…..’

No person who ever calls another man a denier will ever admit that it is they who are wrong.

Some say that to deny that total lockdown is the only way to deal with the coronavirus is to risk the disease running rampant, causing megadeaths.  And that any opinion other than their own is emphatically false.  All I know is that I have been wrong in the past, and no doubt I will be wrong again in the future.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

so busy fighting off the alligators you’ve forgotten you are supposed to be draining the swamp

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