Tough Jobs, Boom or Bugs

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A tough job
I’ve driven in Europe a couple of times recently; on both occasions, I’ve taken the Dover-Calais ferry. It’s always been the convenient way for me: I suffer from claustrophobia,  so being trapped on a train in a 20 mile tunnel really isn’t my idea of an easy journey! I’ll brave the London Underground after a few drinks, but then, I’m not driving.
Calais isn’t the place it used to be a few years ago. It used to be a welcome few hours break from Chatham, now the two towns are so similar, you might as well drive a couple of laps of the M25 motorway and then go home!
There’s still something different though. You don’t get hassled by increasingly angry and threatening migrants who want you to smuggle then across the English Channel when you’re at Dover, waiting to board the ferry. I’m a big bloke. I’m 6’2″, and work on a farm, but the last couple of times I’ve been parked up in Calais, awaiting my ferry, I’ve felt really intimidated. As soon as you get out of your car, it’s like one of those zombie films. They just suddenly appear, even though they move quite slowly. Before you know it, you’re surrounded, cut off from your car!
That got me thinking about the people who make that crossing two or three times a week for a living. That’s a really tough job.

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For The Children!

1,500 children arrested for suspected firearms offences

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Russia Today report that

British police forces arrested 1,549 children, some as young as 10, for suspected firearms offences between 2013 and 2016. Figures suggest a 20 percent rise in the last year alone.

The statistics include weapons such as air rifles, BB guns, imitation firearms and Tasers.

The data was obtained through Freedom of Information (FoI) requests sent by the Press Association to all police forces in the UK, with 29 responding.

Guns are really quite easy to ship into Britain from Europe, as it’s legal to bring deactivated, so called audible guns, in without any special licence. If anyone asks what it is, you just tell them it’s a stage prop. Come to think about it, the last few times that I’ve left the country by ferry, my whole car has been searched on the way out, but on my return, no search: I’m not sure what they thought I might be smuggling out to mainland Europe; but they certainly weren’t concerned about what I might have brought back! So it’s likely that nobody will question why you have a gun.
The thing is, if a gun has been deactivated, then someone who knows what he’s doing, or at least gives that impression can earn plenty out of reactivating it. Whether or not a good job has been done is only judged if the weapon is ever fired, and in most cases, these guns are little more than status symbols for wannabe gangsters. Personally, I’d rather buy a gun from a reputable dealer, and know not only does it work but also, that it’s safe to use; but that’s just me being sensible!
The gang members are largely cowards. They don’t carry the guns themselves, they get their girlfriends to do that, and they don’t want to get caught packing a firearm either, so they get kids to carry them instead, knowing that the younger they are, the less likely they’ll be suspected of carrying.
It would be wonderful to live in a world where nobody turns a gun on anyone, but we don’t, and we never will. For that reason alone, I wish I could legally carry a concealed gun: a mobile phone isn’t a great defence whilst someone’s shooting at you or someone near you. How many lives would have been saved in the Paris stadium attack if the terrorists were shot?
This is the messed up world we live in. I don’t care what excuses the sociologists make for it all. The most basic of natural laws is being eroded before or sleeping eyes. The state interferes too much with parenting, to the point that the state becomes the parent: a dysfunctional one at that. I don’t blame the kids for the way they are; as a responsible parent myself, I blame the parents of these kids for not taking control. It’s easy to make babies, it’s hard work making men and women.
Let’s get away from guns to finish today’s post. Surely somebody in the companies who make these two games, somebody in advertising is a parent! What are you doing?

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Controlled by fear, living a lie

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Here’s something you rarely see from the BBC: complete admittance that what you get in the news is nothing short of bullshit. So why now the change of heart?
Video footage of the Brussels attacks have been found to not even be in Belgium!

One video appearing to capture the moment the airport blast happened was posted online and sent to the BBC. The date on the video claimed the footage was from 22 March, but in reality it was CCTV material from a bomb attack at Domodedovo Airport in Russia in 2011.

It wasn’t just the airport footage that was almost laughably fake, so was the metro.

Again through careful checks, this black and white footage was found to have come from an attack in Belarus when 15 people were killed in an explosion on the Minsk Metro in 2011. The original timestamp had been removed.

Remember this?

Norman Soloman, writing for oocities describes the state of US news media companies.

The nation’s Fourth Estate is functioning largely as a fourth branch of government.
In the wake of September 11, the White House has repeatedly sent news executives and working journalists an unsubtle message: Exercise too much independence and you’ll risk accusations of giving aid and comfort to the terrorist enemy. While a few American journalists made feisty noises during the first tumultuous weeks of autumn, for the most part they eagerly went along to get along with the war-makers.
Breaking new ground in news management, the Bush administration has indicated that it foresees a war without end. So we should understand that what’s underway amounts to far more than temporary incursions on the First Amendment.
This fall, the news media of the United States have been sliding down a long-term slippery slope. Television networks in particular are running scared — accelerating their already appreciable zeal to serve the propaganda agendas of top officials in Washington.

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The US generally consider us in Britain to be 15-20 years ahead, especially when it comes to sleepwalking into a media controlled Orwellian distopia. I’m sure, with all its regulations, that Belgium, if not the entire Euro zone is about 15-20 years ahead of Britain in the same race to disband with freedom.

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Power Grab

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Amidst the usual calls for anyone speaking their mind on the subject of a terrorist attack to be sent to a re-education center, because it’s not PC to have reasoned thoughts which do not match those which have been programmed to the general public. 
“Do not politicise!” They instruct, while simultaneously calling for more increased armed security, and an increasingly disarmed public. Personally, the more threatened I am, more armed I like to be!

There have been 14 plots by IS – also known as Isis, Isil or Daesh – since the start of 2014
Seven plots have been foiled in the UK in the past year and more than 20 passports seized from British terror suspects to prevent them travelling to join IS
Following events in Brussels, the UK threat level remains at “severe”, meaning an attack is highly likely
Security has been stepped up at ports, airports and railway stations, and more Border Force staff deployed to carry out checks on people and vehicles arriving in the UK

Theresa May informed parliament. If that’s not politicising an adverse event, I don’t know what is!
Elsewhere, Rob Wainwright, director of EU law enforcement agency Europol, told the BBC that despite the attacks, cross-border police cooperation in the EU “brings daily operational benefits to the UK”.
He was responding to comments by the former head of MI6 Sir Richard Dearlove, who wrote in Prospect magazine that “the cost to Britain would be low” from a security perspective if it were to leave the EU.

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A Chilling Sense Of Realisation

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Skim reading the news from many different sources, I completely missed the first word of the headline concerning events this morning in Belgium. I read,

State Claims Responsibility For Terrorist Attacks

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Of course, the first word of the headline was Islamic, but, without it, I found my brain working overtime while. Pretty much everyone I know believes that the US government was involved in some shape or form in 9/11. A growing number of people believe that there was similar involvement of the UK government in 7/7. Once the hysteria about Paris had died down enough that it was possible to think, a recurring coincidence was spotted hiding in plain view. A coincidence is unlikely, a recurring coincidence is almost an impossibility.

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In all three cases, there was a disaster training exercise going on nearby. How very convenient! That wasn’t the only similarity that I could find. The news in all three cases seemed very scripted. The were reports of a building collapsing when clearly, it was still standing in the live video feed being played in the background. The well spoken BBC news presenters spoke of a “power outage”: in Britain, we say “power cut”. The reports on Paris went from a detached robotic monologue to “je suis Charlie” and politicians Photoshopped to appear to be heading a large crowd in solidarity, while also trying to make believe that as a show of sympathy, everyone should put a transparent French flag in front of their Facebook profile photo. What if the second attack on Paris was just a reminder of the need for more “security”?

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What if the State did claim responsibility for those attacks, and the ones in Belgium today? What if the reason for more heavily armed and increasingly militarised police on the street and in public buildings wasn’t to protect you, but to get you used to living in a police state where protection of the government is paramount? What if all these attacks and bomb hoaxes are being used by the State to provoke a knee jerk reaction such as “something should be done”, ” there should be a law”, or simply to cause racial and religious animosity to keep people segregated and easier to rule?

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What if I didn’t misread that headline?

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Quitting, flying and burning.

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Quitting with some kind of honour
Ian Duncan Smith has proved that he is not the robot politician many have credited him to be, in fact, when it comes to cutting aid to the most vulnerable, he’s not a mechanised being at all. Of course we should help those most in need. Of course the government position is to assume that everyone’s on the take: they only have to look at themselves to come to that conclusion.
So hats off to IDS, I hope it was your decision, not someone elses!

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Scary bits, scary threats, and a scary thought

I wasn’t going to cover the budget. It was a foregone conclusion that not everyone would be best pleased by it. To anyone not living here on this island where we sub out ship building to countries three quarters landlocked, can’t catch fish within pissing distance of our own shores due to some crazy agreement, and sell weapons to some of the most vile governments in the world, I doubt you’re that bothered. But then I saw this photo…

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And you thought her Investigatory Powers Bill was scary! Photograph: Reuters Tv/Reuters

Office for Budget Responsibility warns of looming fiscal hole
The Guardian reports

George Osborne’s attempt to woo voters ahead of Britain’s EU referendum has come under immediate and intense scrutiny after he used a range of accounting devices to disguise a looming £56bn “black hole” in the government’s finances and deliver a promised surplus by the end of the decade.

At least he’s announced lower income tax bills, a cut in corporation tax and help for small businesses, so we can all afford to go down the pub and get wasted on beer, cider and whisky, with no increase in excise duty, when the shit hits the fan! And with no increase in fuel duty, we might be able to afford a taxi home too!

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