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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

Isolated and Lonely

solitude and isolation are hurtful things beyond human endurance

abandoned and worthless

The first lockdown started here on March 23rd this year, and since then normal human contact has been severely restricted by edict of our governments, health officials, and petty bureaucrats.  Here in England we’re a couple of days into yet another lockdown, strictly enforced by the police, covid marshals, and security guards.  Some people even believe the lies Boris Johnson is peddling and are self-isolating.  Sad buggers.

Whatever way you look at it, for most of this year most of us have been isolated and lonely.  I don’t give a fuck fig how dangerous or not COVID-19 is, being isolated, lacking in the normal warmth of human contact, is very dangerous.  Even for hardened and dangerous criminals the United Nations have banned the use of solitary confinement for longer than 15 days, and said that being without human contact for longer than 22 hours a day is unacceptable.  And yet, for day after day, month after month, innocent people have been made to suffer a cruel and unusual punishment through no fault of their own.

We don’t heal in isolation, but in community.  ~  S. Kelley Harrell

Whether they have the coronavirus or not, people will get sicker and sicker.  Many will suffer unimaginable pain, many will die before their time.  High blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, malnutrition, a weakened immune system, anxiety, depression. paranoia, cognitive decline, dementia, Alzheimer’s, muscle wastage, alcoholism, attempted suicide….  Death

Other than praying that people like Johnson, Hancock, Vallance, Whitty, et al either come to their senses or burn in hell, what can we do?   For a start ignore every lie these disingenuous bastards are peddling.  Then change our own mindset.

You are creating your next moment based on what you are feeling and thinking.  That is what’s real.  ~  Doc Childre

COVID-19 is far less dangerous than an average winter flu ~ and if you don’t believe me spend an hour doing some online research.  Your inner potential has no limits.  It is up to you to decide how much you want to make of it.  You can drift from day to day believing the crap being peddled by governments, health officials, and the mainstream media ~ but you are the captain of your own ship, so take responsibility.

It is high time that we all got back to living a normal life.  Get outside in the fresh air, get some exercise, reach out to your friends ~ nobody except yourself can really hold you back from anything.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

you can rot on the shore all you want

I will not accept any more lies

Living In A Police State

remember, remember the fifth of November

treason and gunpowder plot

about the only future we have to look forward to

Once again lives are being ruined in this Sceptered Isle as Boris Johnson’s catastrophically inept government imposes yet another 4 weeks of strict lockdown on the whole country.  It could be that this is the most unpopular government since that of King James 1st ~ and coincidentally today is the anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot, when a cadre of disaffected men were going to blow up the Houses of Parliament, the  government, and the king.  November 5th, 1605 could offer some lessons to all good Englishmen and true ~ for it is surely time we rid ourselves of Boris and his power-mad advisors; Patrick Vallance, Chris Whitty, and the disgraced Dominic Cummings.  (Who could ever respect a nerd called Dominic?)

It’s now very clear that Boris is incapable of running a PTA meeting, but that’s OK because our Prime Minister has given up all pretence of running the country.  England is now being run by a shadowy politburo of unelected officials called SAGE, (Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies).  Having politicians run things is bad, having scientists in charge is infinitely worse.

Because of their blinkered conviction that they are right ~ a conviction that will brook no argument ~ millions have had their lives ruined, lost their jobs, gone broke, suffered tragedies, and been arrested by the heavy handed police, who too are enjoying their new-found power to interfere with people’s lives.

My personal pain isn’t so bad.  I will suffer 28 days of solitary confinement.  A very important trip I had booked to Cancun will probably be cancelled.  And, I will go slowly crazy.

There is no future to look forward to, this is not our finest hour.

This is not how England is supposed to be.

It’s time this government went.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

Guido Fawkes

November 5th is called Guy Fawkes night

Another Day, Another Lockdown

England will be plunged into another Dark Age

Prime Minister Boris Johnson looks haggard, aged, worn down by stress.  He looks like a man at the end of his tether, with nowhere else to go.  He is surrounded on all sides by false prophets whispering in his ear that he is going to die and the world is going to end.  And if these false prophets have their way civilisation as we know it has already ended, (for everyone apart from them of course).

All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.  ~  George Orwell

Almost 90% of those who have tested positive for COVID-19 have no symptoms whatsoever.  That’s hardly surprising given that the vast majority of positive results are false anyway, (60% of positive results are false positives), and apart from the elderly and the already sick, people do fight off the virus as easily as a mild dose of the flu.

Boris Johnson needs to clearly state that the old and infirm are a thousand times more likely to die of the coronavirus than the young.  For children, Covid is less dangerous than flu.  ~  Professor David Livermore

So, with no scientific nor medical justification whatsoever, following the advice of power-mad officials, politicians are imposing draconian lockdowns on whole swathes of countries and entire sections of the economy.  Of course, lockdown doesn’t do anything to reduce the spread of COVID-19

There is no evidence that this works, absolutely none whatsoever.  ~  Sir Iain Duncan Smith

What there is evidence of is that further lockdowns will cripple the economy and lead to more non COVID-19 deaths.  Edinburgh University research released yesterday does not call into question the entire policy of imposing lockdowns, but does say that in the long run these social restrictions will have no affect on the spread of the coronavirus whatsoever.  They do make more people sicker.

…..current policies are producing devastating effects on public health, including lower childhood vaccination rates, worsening cardiovascular disease outcomes, less cancer screenings, and deteriorating mental health…..  ~  Great Barrington Declaration

Yesterday in Prime Ministers Questions, Sir Keir Starmer said; that when restrictions were introduced in Bury the infection rate was 20 per 100,000, today it is 266 per 100,000.  In Burnley it has risen from 21 to 434, in Bolton the rate has jumped from 18 to 255.  So just WTF is going on?

The national daily rates for infection will go on rising, and governments will impose more and stricter restrictions on an already rebellious populace.  Dark days lie ahead.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

face coverings have no positive effect

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

Lockdown Again

back in solitary confinement again

My part of England is back on strict lockdown again.

It’s very depressing, exhausting, and difficult to get fresh food.  I don’t even want to chat with friends, anyhow I’ve been drinking.

I truly hope this is over soon.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

it feels like being in jail

not that I’ve ever been in jail

Containing COVID-19

millions are being wrongly put back into lockdown
because mass testing gives too many false results

The entire effort to contain the coronavirus is a massive waste of time and money.  The greatest impact of all these efforts has been to destroy the global economy, take away our civil liberties, and to hand unimaginable powers to politicians and unelected officials.  Here, the government is even talking about putting the army on the streets of England to enforce lockdown ~ that will end social cohesion for a generation.

  • Closing borders does not work.  Australia had some of the strictest entry rules for visitors and returning Australians, and yet the coronavirus is allegedly rampant in that country.  You cannot stop aircraft from landing with mail and essential imports, you cannot stop ships docking with essential imports and to load exports, and there are always some people who are exempt from the entry restrictions.  (Doctors, Politicians, and Unelected Officials.)
  • The money spent on mass testing has been thrown away.  Here in England the mass testing centres were mostly ignored by the public, there are far too many incorrect results, either producing false positives or false negatives, and people can catch the virus from the testers themselves.  Testing offers no benefit to the person being tested.
  • Recently President Trump stated categorically that lockdown doesn’t work, (at least not when it comes to containing the coronavirus).  A study in New York confirmed that the infection rate was just about the same for those in lockdown as for those still walking the streets and travelling on the subway.
  • The vast millions spent on ‘track and trace’ have been wasted.  Here, one fifth of potentially infected people are never traced, one in four of those traced could not be contacted, and there are no numbers to say how many of those reached actually went into self-isolation ~ not very many I suspect.  Most of the staff in the test and trace centres have so little to do that they play games and surf the web on their official computers all day.
  • Scientific studies from the Netherlands state that face coverings are worse than useless.  Face coverings may be beneficial for short periods indoors where there is a risk of close contact with people you do not normally meet.
  • It takes decades to even partially contain a virus; the common cold, ebola, epstein barr, flu, HIV/AIDS, rabies, smallpox, West Nile Virus….. are all still out there.  Vaccines have serious side effects.
  • Vaccines have limited effect.  Millions are vaccinated against the flu, but you have to get a vaccine every year because the virus mutates, and you can still get sick from flu viruses that you weren’t vaccinated against.

If you want to know what a real pandemic looks like, as opposed to the coronavirus hysteria, then read about the influenza epidemic of 1918 ~ especially how it affected the USA.  Everything that is being tried now to contain COVID-19, was tried back then, and none of it worked worth a damn.

Some say the people in white coats will save us all, all those under 50 years old anyway.  And that the mad scientists should take over the world.  All I know is that any ‘expert’ who says there is a way to contain a virus once it is in the general population is either a charlatan or a liar.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

bar your doors and become a hermit

you will get lots of peace and quiet

you can still get the coronavirus

Looking Better after Lockdown

it could have been worse, the liquor stores might have been closed

Now that I’m regularly out and about again after a period of government imposed solitary confinement at home, I’ve noticed just how manky some people are looking.  It’s not their fault, being subject to lockdown and being made to work from home does bad things to your health, your looks, and your well-being.  It’s a lack of sunshine, fresh air, exercise ~ and too much junk food, processed food, comfort eating, too much booze, too many cigarettes, and for some too much reliance on drugs.  Add to that the lack of proper sleep, irregular hours, lazing around most of the day in sweats or night-attire, not being able to get to a hairdresser…..

Face it after a period of lockdown, and while we are working at home, it’s possible that we don’t feel or look at our very best.  I know I didn’t, and I know just how much weight I put on.

It’s pretty simple to get back to looking and feeling great;

  • Get out in the sunshine and fresh air as much as you can.
  • Get some exercise.  Walk the 10,000 steps a day.  Learn some yoga.  Use free exercises such as squats, push ups.  Look here’s a link to a 20 minute home workout video.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKfNUOWuZV8
  • Stop drinking so much every day and every night.  Have two or three totally booze-free days every week.
  • Stop smoking all together, forever.  Smoking makes you look old, you stink, it ruins your health.  Smoking will kill you.
  • Stop comfort eating.  Don’t eat just because you’re bored, stressed, lonely, or sad.
  • Stop eating processed food, or eat much less processed food if you can’t get to a good store as often as you’d like.
  • Stop shoveling your food in with both hands, eat mindfully and slowly, chew your food properly.
  • Eat more fresh fruit and vegetables.  Salads are brilliant at this time of year.
  • Drink more cool, clear, cleansing water.  (Fruit juice counts too.)

I am back on a health and fitness programme again, after letting myself go during lockdown.  It’s so depressing being in solitary confinement that I found it hard to keep up good habits.  But you know what?  It doesn’t take more than a week or so to turn things around to a better life.

Some say that just one bottle of wine won’t hurt.  And, that potato chips go so well with wine.  All I know is that the dictum of a healthy mind in a healthy body is the real truth.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

yoga is bloody good for you

COVID-19 Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics

some doctors say the coronavirus less dangerous than measles

When the early white settlers went anywhere, then the native populations just about died out from contracting what used to be called ‘childhood diseases’.  Chickenpox, Mumps, Rubella, Measles, Scarlet Fever ~ because they had never encountered these illnesses before and had no natural immunity.  I had all of those bugs in my childhood, (except for scarlet fever), and while I was poorly it was never bad enough to keep me away from school.  In fact, back in those dim and distant days mothers were encouraged to send infected kids to school.

There was folk knowledge that said that young kids didn’t get particularly sick from bugs that could make them very sick when they were in their mature years.  So, it was thought best for children to build up natural immunity to safeguard them when they were old enough to have children of their own.  Bog Row Junior Mixed and Infants, where I first went to school, must have been full of disease, dirt, and depravation ~ looking back it was, and yet we all grew up healthy.

So why is it that this coronavirus has caused such panic among people, politicians, health officials, doctors, et al?  Is it because COVID-19 is particularly deadly, or incredibly infections?

Well no, the coronavirus, COVID-19 is neither particularly infectious nor especially deadly.

The scientists say that the mortality rate all those who catch COVID-19 is about 0.25%.  So if you catch it you have a 1 in 400 chance of dying, but that number is meaningless because it’s the elderly, frail, diabetic, or already sick with something else who are most likely to die.  That’s the same as for any illness, including pneumonia, measles, or the common or garden flu.

Contrast that with ordinary measles, (which you will not catch because you’ve either already had it as a child, or you have had the MMR vaccine).  With measles, depending on how the doctors and statisticians measure it, you could have a 15% to 25% chance of dying, or as bad as 1 in 4.  And, if you are sick from measles the effects can last the rest of your life due to brain damage.

And yet the world is not being put into lockdown because of a measles epidemic, despite the fact that there were 413,308 confirmed cases reported to WHO in 2019.  Go figure, (as you Americans say).

Brutal as it may seem most of the supposed victims of the coronavirus were going to die anyway, because they were elderly, frail, diabetic, sick with something else, or all of those.

Something doesn’t ‘feel’ right about the responses of those in authority to the relatively mild outbreak of COVID 19.

You tell me.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

does anyone trust any politician anymore

Home Alone

for many, the greatest fear is abandonment

I am pretty certain that over the past couple of months there have been more people living mostly at home, alone and isolated, than ever before.  All of the reasons for people being abandoned at home and alone are related to the COVID-19 virus.  At best they could be working from home, and / or suffering lockdown, quarantine, self isolation.  Many will have lost their jobs, or in the UK have been furloughed, or been unable to work at their business because of the lockdown.  There may be more tragic reasons such as a severe illness or death.

Whatever the reason, being at home alone and isolated from physical social contact, is bad.  It will make people very sick; physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.  People suffering solitary confinement, (and effectively having to be at home alone is solitary confinement), become depressed and distressed.  They will suffer insomnia, either be unable to eat or eat far too much, they may drink too much, use drugs too much, and feel so exhausted they can’t or don’t want to do anything.  People in that state stop looking after themselves, don’t wash, shower, shave, clean their teeth, or get properly dressed ~ maybe they wear the same dirty stuff day after day.  They may have thoughts of hurting themselves or others, they might go out and kill someone, loot stores, set fire to cars…..

Being at home alone and isolated touches the greatest fear most people have ~ that of abandonment.  It’s a deep childhood fear, an abandoned child will quickly and certainly die, and our innermost psyche remembers that visceral fear.

There are some solutions, but none of them are easy, particularly for someone who has already suffered serious physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual decline.

What we need to do is;

  • Go outside.  And I don’t give a flying fuck what the rules and guidelines and official advice says, we all need to get outside into the fresh air and natural daylight.
  • Get some exercise.  And I don’t care how bad you feel. You’ve got to walk, do yoga, find an exercise routine on YouTube…. but do something to get your muscles and blood moving.
  • Have  strict routine.  Get up at the same reasonable time every fucking day, get clean and dressed, have breakfast, do something positive or your job maybe, have lunch at the same fucking time every day, do something positive then prepare dinner.  Go to bed at the same time every night.
  • Eat healthily, don’t drink, smoke, or indulge your other nasty habits too much.  Take good nutritional supplements.  Especially vitamins B, C and D, along with iron, magnesium, zinc, and a good fish oil.
  • Stay away from depressing news, and keep well away from social media.  Instead reach out to your family and friends.  Telephone, Skype, email, chat, write a fucking blog…..  But don’t be alone, even if you can’t be together.

Some say that lockdown and social distancing are there to keep us safe.  And that they can start living again when all these restrictions are lifted.  All I know is that life is not a dress rehearsal, this is it, make the most of it.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

refuse to be a prisoner

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