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.
more months of compulsory ‘face coverings’
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
It’s up to each of us to choose the lesser of two evils ~ but choose wisely.
when in doubt, trust your gut
be inspired to think, act, and believe in ways that fulfill your potential
every morning is a new chance to enjoy life
I am not the sum of my past mistakes, nobody is perfect
I am at peace with everything that has happened in my life
I will neither judge myself nor the other people in my life
we each have the power to change our lives for the better
I am good with who I am, and proud of who I am becoming
I can meet each new challenge with fortitude and enthusiasm
my partner is very attracted to me; physically, spiritually, and emotionally
at the end of every day, I know that I will have done the best that I could
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.
what my head feels like
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.
perhaps the Cosmos doesn’t care when we screw-up
but perhaps my friends do
the secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine
exercise hard and vigorously six days a week
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
try not to get into the routine of drinking every night
rise and go to bed at the same time every night and morning
including at weekends and on vacation
get into the habit of walking instead of driving everywhere
aim to walk 10,000 paces a day
every damn day
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.
- 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.)
- 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.
the BBC no longer gives us the news
like all media the BBC now shovels propaganda
sometimes air sickness isn’t about a bumpy flight
My flight back from my vacation in Turkey was terrible, not because it was a bumpy flight, but because there were so many sick people on the aeroplane. Before we took off a whole family was deplaned because they were too ill to travel, much tears and consternation.
They had been sitting just across the aisle from me.
Several other people were very sick for the whole 4 hour journey, and one middle-aged woman fainted and had to be given oxygen.
As I’ve been ill since I got back to the garret, I ‘m wondering if the trip was such a good idea, after all.
but Turkey is a great place for a sunshine vacation