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.

 

Petitions Against Austerity & Other Useful Links:

It isn’t enough anymore to sit and drink tea and dunk biscuits you can ill afford.  Complaining to your neighbours won’t change anything.  If we don’t stand up and be counted, there’ll be no one left to count, except the wealthier folks of our society of course and their hefty tax rebates.  There are plenty of e-petitions circulating the internet that would benefit from having your name added to them…100k signatures each means they can be presented to parliament and our collective voice will be heard.  So below are some such links…click them, read the blurb and finally, get off your arses and actually DO something about the cruel situation many of us find ourselves in.

http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/Amnesty_UK_to_protect_the_human_rights_of_the_sick_disabled/?pv=7

http://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/stop-the-uk-government-changing-the-law-retrospectively?source=facebook-share-button&time=1364294462

http://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/stop-the-bedroom-tax-3

https://petition.avaaz.org/en/petition/Lets_have_a_vote_of_no_confidence_in_the_UK_coalition_government/?aoquXbb&external

https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/iain-duncan-smith-iain-duncan-smith-to-live-on-53-a-week

http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/41600

https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/the-prime-minister-of-the-united-kingdom-either-sack-iain-duncan-smith-or-demand-his-resignation-2

 

 

 

For advice on how to avoid paying your Bedroom Tax:

 

http://blacktrianglecampaign.org/2013/03/30/important-bedroom-tax-take-action-now-how-to-and-why-everyone-must-appeal-their-local-councils-bedroom-tax-decision/

 

 

Articles of Interest:

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/apr/02/ten-lies-told-about-welfare

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jan/27/olympic-legacy-failed-jobs-london

http://www.walh.co.uk/Tenants/TheBedroomTaxMyth.htm

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201213/cmhansrd/cm130117/debtext/130117-0002.htm

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/iain-duncan-smith-should-look-1400558

http://lookingatreality.blogspot.co.uk/

http://thepeoplesassembly.org.uk/

http://tompride.wordpress.com/2013/04/01/here-are-some-of-the-cabinet-millionaires-who-gave-themselves-a-tax-cut-today/

http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-true-story-of-the-bilderberg-group-and-what-they-may-be-planning-now/13808

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/farewell-to-the-nhs-19482013-a-dear-and-trusted-friend-finally-murdered-by-tory-ideologues-8555503.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2199596/89m-MPs-expenses-26-just-year.html

http://www.michaelmeacher.info/weblog/2013/03/what-have-disabled-people-done-to-be-punished-as-biggest-victims-of-cuts/

 

 

Rumour has it, on social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter, that our public posts are being “watched” by government employees wishing to minimise any damage our “honesty” might cause them.  Whilst I know not the truth about these rumours, I can confirm that several of my posts have already vanished and thus, I have decided to write here more often instead.  One was never given a voice to remain silent.

And while benefits are slashed by billions and wages are frozen, MP’s have requested a 32% pay increase at the expense of the taxpayer…and that’s after claiming over £89m in expenses already this year.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2013/jan/10/mps-call-pay-rise-survey

They induce fear with their rules so the general public obey them; they demote any politician who stands up against the cuts and Great British mentality is allowing them to get away with such atrocities.  You won’t be able to obey or disobey when they’ve taken every penny off you, when you’ve sold your belongings in order to survive, when you’re homeless because you couldn’t afford to pay your rent, your Bedroom Tax, your Council Tax.  The way I see it…what have you to lose by backing the campaigns against the Tories other than what they’re forcing you to lose already?  At least fall with your dignity instead of by their dictation.

 

 

A little something for your amusement:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bik9299kA0c