The Potential Costs of Farting in Public…

 

“Totally Insane” would adequately describe the Tory government and its legislative proposals.  I’m astounded at what I’ve just read – that farting in a public place can be considered as an “annoyance” and thus, under potentially new measures, can be deemed punishable under the new replacement for the dreaded ASBO, the IPNA (Injunctions to Prevent Nuisance and Annoyance).  This Bill will apply to anyone aged 10 and over.  Just think, if your neighbour’s son or daughter blinks too many times or the binmen don’t put your wheelie bin back in the exact spot in which they found it and it annoys you, they could get locked up for it and potentially lose their home.

God only help you if the cat from 4 doors down shits all over your garden and you complain to its owner and they deem you confrontational and annoying…you could quite well end up with a substantial fine and a shitty garden.

If this Bill applies to all of us in the UK, then does it apply to IDS, George Osbourne and David Cameron too? Because, quite frankly, I find the privatization of the NHS annoying. So too the treatment of our disabled and most vulnerable of society.  I also find the whole “Workfare” scheme and its new spin-offs annoying. And what of MPs pay increase? And their expenses???  Under new proposals, the unemployed will be forced to work a 40-hour week for their £56.80 Unemployment Benefit (the new Universal Credit), doing millions of jobs magicked up by this government…jobs that apparently don’t exist with a living wage attached.  Not only do I find this annoying but totally preposterous too.  Expecting the unemployed to work a whole week for less money than each individual MP claims for just 1 days’ dinner voucher?

The following articles are both factual and very interesting and surely worth the read:

http://www.trebuchet-magazine.com/the-birth-of-a-police-state/

http://www.harlanwolff.com/2013/08/05/when-did-we-become-nazis/

 

Now to find a solution for my poor garden…I’ve suddenly become allergic to cats.

 

They’re at it again!!

 

Remember the row over the Iraq war? How we swore blind that we, as the people, wanted no part in it? And still, the then Prime minister Tony Blair stroked US ass and entered into an illegal war anyway?

Remember all of that bad press afterwards and the leaders that went unpunished for their crimes? Yes, their CRIMES…including using banned chemical weapons to murder innocent people.

I was looking through the posts at Facebook today and happened upon a very interesting and informative post by Keith Ordinary Guy titled “A letter a day to No 10”.  I shall post it here in full for you to read, share and copy/paste onto your own paper so you too can send it to Downing Street.

First though, follow the links and read what you find there…know that they accuse Syria of using banned chemical weapons in order to justify seeking to bypass the UN in order to kiss Bilderberg butts and allow the corporate world to profit again illegally from the deaths of innocent people.

Are we really prepared, as a nation, to stand by and shake our heads whilst allowing our government to represent us in this manner so we can complain afterwards because we seemingly enjoy a good topic of conversation?  This isn’t a Soap Opera, this is REALITY and unless we unite, it’ll just go from bad to worse.

The National Sleep Out Protest against the Bedroom Tax, homelessness and Benefit Cuts that took place in over 50 towns and cities across the UK on Saturday 24th August 2013 has proven that we really can make a difference, as the first article in Keith’s Facebook status proves.  So take heed people and more importantly, TAKE ACTION.

Kieth’s status is as follows:

 

Letter to number 10. No 497.Wednesday 28 August 2013. Syria, another disaster waiting to happen.Shares are encouraged and welcomed. If this letter speaks for you and you wish to send your own copy please feel free to copy and paste the text for your own letter.

Website updated, letters and replies plus bonus material featuring Mr Suggs, Eeyore and Ribbit.

Also on the website, download the support compilation three album set from Atona. Not to be missed.

 http://www.keithordinaryguy.org.uk/

Dear Mr Cameron,

For a government that has lied to and wilfully deceived the country and brought chaos and despair to so many of the poorest and most vulnerable people in the country such that a UN Watchdog is due to arrive today to investigate the bedroom tax and people being driven to suicide, you are not fit to make any decisions on another sovereign nation. Nor, of course, is Obama, whose troops have used Depleted Uranium weapons in Iraq with devastating consequences for the lives of the Iraqi people. Britain and America are not fit to make decisions about Syria especially as it seems that the debate is to be about an armed response as a first resort and not, as it always should be, a last resort.

Of course, we cannot know who is pulling strings behind the scenes as you are at great pains to avoid declaring corporate interests which we know dominate government decisions and the last people you listen to is us. There is also the matter that the last people to suffer in any armed conflict are those who make the decisions to pursue it. If, as is likely, you create a situation of spreading yet more hatred against the West in the Middle East, it is not you who will suffer the consequences of your actions and we’ll be at risk from yet more rhetoric about extremists and more draconian measures to suppress it and us into the bargain.

Gung ho western interests with more testosterone than brains are doubtless champing at the bit to have a go in Syria and are ready to make vast profits on the proceeds of war. The world is an ever increasingly fragile place, driven by the neoliberal agenda. Given the dominance of neoliberalism in UK politics now, it is unlikely that we’ll see restraint or from you tomorrow. No good will be served by precipitous decisions and whatever the truth is of the situation in Syria, striking first and asking questions later is not a solution. The history of war in recent times does not inspire confidence that civilians will not suffer and the military industrial war machine is not to be trusted any more than you are.

 http://welfarenewsservice.com/un-watchdog-investigate-bedroom-tax-suicide-link/

 http://rt.com/news/iraq-depleted-uranium-health-394/

 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-23851292

A letter a day to Number 10 Downing Street. The government get all sorts of free media time to have their say, now I am having mine, with the help of friends and supporters who have kindly donated stamps and stationary. My thanks to you all. There is also a website with all the letters and replies, featuring Mr Suggs, Eeyore and Ribbit plus bonus material.  http://www.keithordinaryguy.org.uk/

We have a voice…NOW is the time to exercise our rights as civil human beings.

Atos…so sue me.

Atos are the Information Technology (IT) company paid £100m per year by David Cameron and the ConDem UK Government to determine whether disabled people are “fit to work”. In their own words and from their own website, they describe their company as “Atos SE (Societas europaea) is an international information technology services company with annual 2012 revenue of EUR 8.8 billion and 76,400 employees in 47 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers hi-tech transactional services, consulting and technology services, systems integration and managed services. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, it works with clients across the following market sectors: Manufacturing, Retail, Services; Public, Health & Transports; Financial Services; Telecoms, Media & Technology; Energy & Utilities.”

This kind of health assessment process makes a mockery, not only of the disabilities UK people suffer from, but also of the professional abilities of the doctors who have medically assessed their patients needs and health conditions for years.

Atos have threatened to sue the hosts of sites that challenge their decisions regards to peoples disabilities and as a result, a lot of these sites have since closed down, taking with them the public forums largely visited by those who have been wrongly deemed as “fit for work”. First, they take away their means to survive day to day and then they add insult to injury by taking away their support networks.

I personally don’t hold Atos completely responsible for the situation they currently find themselves in…afterall, they have been employed by the UK Government, who I believe are allowing Atos to be the scapegoats for their bad decisions. Yet I do believe they need to take some responsibility for the way they treat others when attempting to conceal the truth of the situation. I also believe they should reconsider their connection with the UK Government.  If Atos, by their own admission, have an annual income of EUR 8.8 billion, then what is £100m to them, if not a liability in the long term?

David Cameron makes an outward show of disgust when discussing the breeches to Human Rights in the Middle East, yet here he is in the UK treating his own citizens in an equally atrocious manner.  If you were the boss of Atos, would you wish to be linked so directly to the despicable Mr Cameron?

 

http://atos.net/en-us/

Normality, so easily defined.

It’s been a while since I posted anything…not because I have nothing to say, but because people are “normal” and don’t make the effort to interact…without other voices, how can this work as it’s supposed to?

I was on Facebook several days ago and saw people posting pictures that contained captions…most were about David Cameron and his apparent inability to make realistic and achievable decisions regards to who should be responsible for making up the “deficit” (debt) that this country has purportedly acquired for itself.  Captions that referred to bedroom tax – where people are expected to pay for any empty bedrooms in their house, yet it doesn’t mention all of the empty bedrooms in Mr Cameron’s 4 houses.

I believe a leader should set by example…and if he’s not prepared to pay the same taxes he enforces on everyone else, then he shouldn’t expect anyone else to pay them either.

Another caption was a quote supposedly uttered by Cameron himself regards to the latest British meat scandal, where horse meat is being sold as beef and used in our supermarkets.  The quote read as “if the poor are hungry, let them eat horse.” I’d like to be quoted too – “If you are hungry Mr Cameron, best you eat horse and if it fulfills the need, encourage the people of Great Britain to do the same.”

We fight for equality and yet we allow ourselves to be treated inferior by those who pride themselves in being “upper class”.

Many on Facebook liked and shared those pictures…yet none have the courage to stand by their opinions and raise their voice in the hope that together, we can change the way we are dictated to. Disagreeing with anything never matters to anyone when it is done in silence and behind the safety of a computer screen.

I have the courage to stand by all of my opinions, even if 99% of the population disagree with them…take for example the new Council Tax bill – I received a letter at the beginning of the week informing me that I shall be responsible for paying my Council Tax, even though I was born disabled.  I am no longer entitled to my 25% single occupancy discount because my son is now 18, even though he is in full time education. I received a direct debit form with that letter and was instructed to set up a standing order immediately, even though the amount I am supposed to pay has not yet been calculated. It’s illogical…what do they expect me to do, pay something so that they can then have an indication of what I might be able to afford and then charge me that same amount every month? Or send in the bailiffs for non-payment of an indefinite amount that isn’t even due for another month?

I remember back in the days of Thatcher, when the country was in uproar because she liked to pinch pennies from the poor to benefit the rich…whether the details are the same or not, it doesn’t matter…the principles are the same and once again, we’re the ones who voted them in to power. David Cameron will still have full pockets and 4 houses when his term in office has expired, but what of the people he’s forcing to pay the whole country’s debts from monies they simply do not have?

The future of this country actually scares me and I’m not ashamed to admit it.