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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

Coronavirus Vaccine

better the Devil you know than the Devil you don’t

It seems that truckloads of Pfizer / BioNTech’s Covid vaccine are on their way from Belgium to the UK, where use of this brand-new miracle cure has just been approved by our medical regulator.  Already our Prime Minister and Health Secretary are claiming that the end to the pandemic is in sight, and that the vaccine would ‘allow us to reclaim our lives and get the economy moving again…..’

I’m not holding my breath.  The initial delivery of this particular vaccine will comprise of 800,000 doses, and given that two doses are required 3 weeks apart this tranche will treat a maximum of 400,000 people.  Allow for logistical problems, wastage, people not turning up for the second dose after the rather nasty side effects from the first injection, and I predict that maybe a quarter of a million people might be properly immunised.

On top of that there are already arguments about who should be treated first, with some saying it should be care home residents and staff, while others insist the first to get the vaccine should be front-line health workers.  That should be fun, the National Health Service has a staff of 1.4 million.  The population of the UK is said to be 67,886,011 people ~ really?  In which case put me down to be inoculated sometime after the first 67 million.

An effective and safe vaccine usually takes more than 10 years to develop, this Pfizer vaccine is hitting the English streets after only 10 months.  This new vaccine is said to be 95% effective.  Really?  The most effective vaccine in medical history to date is the Tuberculosis vaccine which is proven to be 89% effective, while at the other end of the scale the vaccine against the Rotavirus is only 35% efficacious.  The vaccine we are all supposed to have for measles is 69% effective.  So, I don’t believe the coronavirus vaccine will be anything like 95% effective.

Anyway, why bother at all?  Some 1.64 million people in the UK are said to have been infected by the coronavirus, or about 11% of the population.  Really? There are so many false positives as to make the number of stated infections laughable.  Of those infected 59,051 have died, or 0.08% of the population, and even those numbers are so massaged as to be meaningless.

The dry run for the mass vaccination programme is being called Exercise Panacea ~ how appropriate.

Many doctors, nurses, and other health professionals state privately that they will not be submitting to this vaccination.  Neither will I, not ever.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

this vaccine will prove to be a Frankenstein’s monster

 

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’

A Choice of Catastrophes

always choose the lesser of two evils

cure global warming by setting fire to the sky

The world is going to hell in a handcart, mostly because governments and their unelected officials have responded in a very male, linear-thinking manner to the supposed coronavirus pandemic.  They have seen a problem and tackled it with gusto, without any thought whatsoever for the wider consequences.  It’s like the man who has an ant infestation in his home and sorts it out by burning down the building.  Perfectly logical if your logic is based on Boolean Algebra and the only possible answers are yes and no.  That is brutal male thinking taken to extremes.  I’m certain that to cure supposed global warming some male scientists would be happy to set fire to the sky.

This highlights the biggest problem that besets most relationships; men think in straight lines and women think in patterns.  This is why most men don’t talk much and most women like to talk.  It’s also why if there’s a problem in a relationship a man will want to find an immediate solution and most women will want to talk about it.  If you don’t understand that then you can’t have a real relationship with the opposite sex ~ all you can have is a deal, a contract, a set of compromises neither of you actually understand.  What you have is called a Transactional Relationship.

If you have a transactional relationship it’s most likely suffering right now.  Being thrown closely together because of lockdown, or because there is just nowhere to go, means that established positions get blurred and it’s difficult for both of you to fulfill your allotted role.  What you might realise is that both of you aren’t actually very happy being together.  Or that if you are going to stay together things will have to change.

And, this is where it falls apart.  Suppose one of you is now drinking too much.  Most people will fall right back into that transactional model; ‘if you stop drinking so much, I will…..’  or the more likely; ‘if you don’t stop drinking so much I’m walking out…..’

You have a Choice of Catastrophes.  We can all stay with the shit we have now, or we can set off into the unknown.  We can stay with our partner and regret it.  We can leave and regret it.  We can believe all this COVID-19 crap and have our civil liberties taken away, or we can ignore all the facile advice and instructions thrown at us by governments and health officials and maybe die of the fucking coronavirus.

It’s up to each of us to choose the lesser of two evils ~ but choose wisely.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

when in doubt, trust your gut

Random Jottings ~ Positive Affirmations

be inspired to think, act, and believe in ways that fulfill your potential

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every morning is a new chance to enjoy life

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I am not the sum of my past mistakes, nobody is perfect

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I am at peace with everything that has happened in my life

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I will neither judge myself nor the other people in my life

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we each have the power to change our lives for the better

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I am good with who I am, and proud of who I am becoming

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I can meet each new challenge with fortitude and enthusiasm

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my partner is very attracted to me; physically, spiritually, and emotionally

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

at the end of every day, I know that I will have done the best that I could

Childhood Illness

you are never defined by your illness

last night I dreamed about schooldays like this

The past few days I have been feeling lousy, confused, fatigued all the time, tired, weird dreams…..  I thought I was going crazy.  But no.  Now I have a sore throat, headache, sore joints, my ears hurt, and I’m still very weary.  So, I know I probably have a recurrence of some illness I had as a kid.  Could be mumps, or glandular fever, or goodness knows what.  I do know it’s not the stupid coronavirus.

If you catch something as a child, then you are mostly immune for the rest of your life, but not completely immune.  Especially if you get run down, then a childhood virus can hit you again.

Lots of rest, lots of vitamins, a little bit of feeling sorry for myself, and I’ll be as right as rain in a week or so.

In the meantime I’ll take all the sympathy I can get.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

what my head feels like

COVID-19 End Game

always eyes watching you and voices instructing you

The coronovirus is undoubtedly a nasty little bugger, in all likelihood I’ve had it and I was poorly for a couple of weeks.  But, the truth of it is that COVID-19 is a fairly mild pathogen, which isn’t even particularly infectious, (you can kill the coronavirus with ordinary soap and water).  In comparison to the H1N1 Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918 /1919, the coronavirus doesn’t even qualify as a mild head cold going around a school classroom.

Just in case you are not a student of history, the Spanish Flu first infected young very fit men, (military personnel), and not the old, frail, and infirm.  And, unlike the paltry numbers infected by the coronavirus, the Spanish Flu infected 500 million out of a much smaller world population.  Some 50 million died, (a mortality rate of 10%), of which there were 675,000 deaths in the USA out of a population of 103 million.  The Spanish Flu Pandemic really was a global killer.  The COVID-19 Pandemic is a political fraud.

And, the sad thing is that I believed it.  Then, I wondered why?  But, now the end game is becoming clear.

  1. There is an increasing erosion of our freedoms and civil liberties ~ coupled with ever greater control over our actions by politicians, governments, health officials, and parts of the scientific community.  This is not going to go away.
  2. As part of this drive for greater control over the populous the next likely move will be the introduction of National Identity Cards which will carry our health records and vaccination status.  Identity cards are weapons of control used by organisations like the Gestapo, Stasi, and KGB.
  3. Travel is being made increasingly difficult, particularly air travel.  There are moves afoot to make intrusive pre-flight documentation compulsory across the world.  You will need a permit to travel, just like in the now defunct USSR.
  4. Public gatherings and public demonstrations will be banned, made difficult, or just made socially unacceptable ~ unless such gatherings serve the purposes of the politicians, governments, and health officials controlling our lives.  It isn’t even acceptable to go into the office anymore.
  5. There is a general acceptance that an annual flu vaccination is a fairly good idea for certain people, such as the elderly and infirm.  It is likely that this will be made almost compulsory, and along with it everyone given the flu jab will also be given a vaccination against COVID-19.  This vaccination does not even exist as yet.  All vaccinations are generally unsafe and carry serious side-effects.
  6. History is being rewritten under the aegis of organisations such as BLM.  Rewriting history is a favored tool of totalitarian regimes.

The very sad thing is that most people don’t see any of this, and if they do see it think it’s all a good thing.

Some say that for evil to flourish good men just have to do nothing.  And that a lie will be half-way around the world before the truth has got its boots on.  All I know is that the coronavirus pandemic is a political fraud.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

we should stop allowing ourselves to be fed a diet of lies, half-truths, and confidence tricks

Songs on Saturday ~ Billy Joel

we’re only human, we’re supposed to make mistakes

I screw up, I make mistakes, I go down the same wrong road time after time.  But, I pick myself up and try to do better next time.

Last week I fucked-up in a big way, for no better reason than I was hurting after being to the dentist, and this town is in lockdown again.  This song says something about how I feel today.

We don’t have to be always ready to make ourselves blameless and faultless, we can admit that we’re only human.  I can accept myself as human and see that no human being is without flaws ~ me especially so.

I survived all those long lonely days when it seemed I did not have a friend ~ I with friends I know I can survive anything the Cosmos throws at me.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

perhaps the Cosmos doesn’t care when we screw-up

but perhaps my friends do

Random Jottings ~ Healthy Routines and Rituals

the secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine

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exercise hard and vigorously six days a week

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when you eat is as important as what you eat

breakfast around 07:30

lunch at one o’clock

and dinner at seven in the evening

don’t ever eat late at night

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try not to get into the routine of drinking every night

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rise and go to bed at the same time every night and morning

including at weekends and on vacation

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get into the habit of walking instead of driving everywhere

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

aim to walk 10,000 paces a day

every damn day

 

COVID-19 Lies

lies, damned lies, and statistics

is this really what we want?

Something is  rotten in the state of Denmark ~ and in every other country in the world.  Something is not right, seriously amiss, and not only are the authorities doing nothing to prevent this dangerous state of affairs, the authorities are the cause of the terrible mess the world finds itself in right now.

A lie can travel around the world and back again while the truth is still lacing up its boots.  ~  Mark Twain

Of course I refer to the hysteria surrounding what is commonly referred to as the coronavirus pandemic, which has many people terrified, has destroyed many lives, and has indirectly killed many people by preventing them from receiving urgent medical treatment for many other life-threatening illnesses.

To begin with, on March 23rd I believed what the government told me, and like a good citizen I obeyed the lockdown rules, self-isolated, stayed at home, watched my life go down the toilet…..

Since then I have become increasingly disturbed by the propaganda pumped out by the media, politicians, health officials, et al  ~ which says that COVID-19 is the greatest threat faced by humanity since… anything really.  And it’s all lies.

I didn’t have to look hard to find the evidence proving that the whole coronavirus pandemic is a pile of bullshit.  I will give you just 2 pieces of evidence, and then let you make up your own mind.

  1. The statistics which say that millions / billions of people have tested positive for COVID-19 are wrong.  To begin with, only 0.4% of all those supposed millions tested have actually given a positive result.  Read a learned study published by Prof Carl Heneghan BM, BCH, DPLC, a practicing doctor and Professor of Evidence Based Medicine who also states that of every 18 positive results 10 will be false positives.  (About 60% of positives are false positives.)
  2. The mortality for COVID-19 statistics are based on these positive results.  To be said to have died from the coronavirus the deceased must have tested positive within the last 28 days ~ and then their death from whatever cause is attributed to COVID-19.  So a guy who was given a false positive result within the last month, and is then run down by a truck, is counted as a COVID-19 death.

I make no apologies for saying that the entire coronavirus pandemic panic is a lie.

Do your own research.  Stop believing the crap the media, politicians, health officials, et al are shovelling down your throat.  Be an intelligent, curious, concerned human being and not one of the sheep.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

the BBC no longer gives us the news

like all media the BBC now shovels propaganda

 

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