The family

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Most of us start our lives in a family. Often we are told that the family is the most important thing in our lives and comes before everything. Really??? Are you watching East Enders? Have you heard about the Manson family? Have you watched the Irishman?

If your dad’s a crook and loves breaking the law, do you really have to stick with him through thick and thin? If your uncle is an abuser, do you reallly have to put up with it because he’s family?

If you do not want to become an actor but your family wants you to become a lawyer. Do you really have to please them?

Whatever values your birth family tries to instal in you, whether it’s religion, politics or ideology, do children really have to adopt to this?

Problem there is no real alternative. There is no real financial independence. It has been shown again and again that children who get into local authority care or even opt to be taken into care, easily get exploited by gangs. Those kids often get thrown out of local authority care aged 18 and pressured into the housing markets with rents that not even the regular kid, which still lives with their natural family, can afford.

Broadcasters lately push the term family to the hilts. In Strictly, we are all a dancing family and even in sport, we are a sporting family.

Using the term family for everything just shows a poverty of thought. It is so much easier to just call everything part of a family instead of going to the trouble and use the proper specialised term instead.

Why do we have scientific terms for birds for example if the broadcasting presenter can just call it all the bird family instead?

It’s plain lazy to call every group, tom, dick and harry a family.

For those who have been traumatised by their family at home, they certainly will get even more discouraged from enjoying hobbies or sports if it’s all part of a family, the family that bothered them in the first place.

We have organisations like the NSPCC and smacking of children has been outlawed in some regions for good reason. Yet, there are still large exploitation networks who prey on the vulnerable who do not have the family protection, which is the norm.

And there is the Human Rights Act, which protects the private and family life.

It’s all a lot to do with emotional and financial dependancy and what the mind-set of the carers is, how well a child can develop.

But being able to access outside information through mobile phones for example will help children to put what they experience at home in a context of the whole of society.

Those who condemn mobile phone use and Internet access for young children do not do them any favour.

I’ve heard a lady say that mobile phones are an evil addiction and have to be kept away from children. So are washing machines. I would like to take her’s away and see how she’s doing.

In yesterday’s Law and Order UK, a woman starved her grandmother to death to comply with the Catholic religion to avoid suicide. She could not be found guilty by a jury of murder. Yet, this is the reality of what goes on in families. With family members like that who needs enemies. What is important that young people get the ability to inform themselves of what is immoral and plainly wrong away from the poison their families teach them.

Sexual abuse in families is widespread, it is the reason that people like Weinstein think it is OK to just get naked with everybody. About one in five people are abused without realising that what they experience is abuse. They are brought up to see it as natural behaviour. Children often don’t see it as abuse and are not worried about it and would not talk to anyone about it as a concern. Therefore having Internat access probably will help children to realise that what is happening to them is not good.

Churches are a hotspot for child abuse. At least now some people from Jehova’s witnesses have collectively brought action against their church, who has a policy of not pursuing abuse in the church.

Luckily now half of all 10-year olds own smartphones, which may help them to realise what child abuse is and how to report it. Maybe those phones will lead to positive influencers, which children can follow.

 

My new career

scrabbleI’ve taken up Scrabble and other similar online games, which not only keep the mind from deteriorating but are also fun. Time goes quick and it is interesting.

My scores are very good, encouraging to be in the top 5% in almost all categories with exception for the one that costs money to take part. Try it out folks, keep on training those grey cells and get better.

The medium of Covid-19 (Corona Virus)

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It is much more likely that Corona Virus is spread by using Class A drugs and other sharing drugs rather than 5G or person to person transmission.

The snorting of Cocanine or sharing of Opium pipes or even joints seems a more rational explanation.

Whilst I keep on getting harrowing e-mails from supermarkets that we have tyo keep 2 metres apart, I also see pictures of people in parks and all over the place, totally ignoring the isolation policy and there is nobody to enforce the rules.

The international powerful community is very careful not to mention drug use, I wonder why that is.

Added on 7/4/20. As this post has already been read I want to add with date, that I believe that snorting drugs through the nose will reduce the immune function of the nose and throat areas. As the Covit-19 virus enters the human body through those face openings I think that those using cocaine may be more susceptible to the virus.

I am not a doctor, I never used the drugs but logic tells me that I have got a good point. I think all the research and testing should ask all what their life-style habits are to get to the bottom of this.

 

How to survive the Corona lock-down

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This assumes you have internet and electricity and don’t have special medical needs.

  1. Keep your regular routine according to your body clock. Set a bed-time and wake-up alarm and don’t get out of sleeping and waking your regular hours.
  2. Don’t feel sorry for the food you amassed, thinking you have to eat it. Donate excess to local food banks, their phone numbers will be available on social media.
  3. Have regular, daily showers or a full-body bath, washing your hair and all of your body. Wash your hands as often as possible.
  4. Have extra moisturing cream available and apply to your hands, as the skin will get brittle.
  5. Rinse your mouth with mouthwash each time you feel a sore throat or a strange taste in the mouth. Also a daily cup of tea with Whiskey will help but not more than 2 screw cups full.
  6. Keep your exercise routine as much as possible. You can go jogging and walking. For at-home exercise there are plenty of sports clubs publishing exercise routines, anything from dry-swimming to running on the spot on social media.
  7. If you watch TV, use all commercial breaks to stand up out of your chair and do some movements. Whilst watching TV you can exercise with your arms, waving them around. (don’t hit others doing so). Avoid noises that annoy neighbours in adjoining flats/houses.
  8. Avoid extra conversations with those who are locked up with you.
  9. Respect other’s and find quiet chores like playing scrabble or games online or with your consoles.
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    Use headphones.

  10. Only play games in groups if it stays funny and entertaining. As soon as any type of squabbles arise break it up and all do something quietly.
  11. Help the Corona Virus research by downloading the Corona Virus Research App and report each day how you feel. Search for Covid Symptom tracker on your app store.
  12. For shopping use local small shops who stock fresh produce. It may be slightly more expensive but you probably buy less and have more joy out of it.
  13. Keep 2 metres away from strangers and all who do not regular live with you.
  14. Never touch your face when in public places before you wash your hands.
  15. Use anti-bacterial gel after getting off buses, leaving shops etc. Try to pay via ApplePay or card instead of cash.
  16. For school children having their GCSE or A-level exams cancelled, keep your minds fresh, regularly revise as school and education will go on.

Breakfast

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Breakfast, a vingary salad made with red onion, sugar, salt, pepper, oil, white wine vinegar and pine nuts, beef tomatoes, celery leaf, avocado, melon.

I’ve never been a huggy / kissy person. I like to keep my distance at all times and probably now fare better during that social distancing period than others who always need to feel near to others to enjoy themselves.

Autism is the new fashion and society should stop making autistic people feel like they are the odd ones. In fact, odd is beautiful. I’m not autistic but feel nearer to it than to the ‘normal’ person.

As long as you socially isolate you can have theories about the Corona pandemic.

Just because the Chinese found out about the virus doesn’t mean it originated there. As it appears all over the world, it is most likely that it has been around for some time but hadn’t been recognised as such.

I had a Corona-like illness 10 years ago. Fever and breathing problems, my lungs filled with fluid. That happened just when I had my last court hearing and it was really bad. The doctor prescribed me steroid based medication, which resolved the issue pretty quickly. That illness wasn’t seen as viral then.

I’ve had a fair share of viral infections over my life-time, some of which could well have been fatal, had I been prone to dying from them.

So, now it is important that we socially distance and also keep eating fresh things, to fuel the bodyies defence systems.

 

Virus kills democracy

The Washington Post reports that Hungarian populist Orban has stopped democracy and replaced it with unlimited powers. Whilst Boris Johnson had no problems proroging parliament early, due to the virus, this time around. I think Johnson’s emergency powers stretch to two years.

Yet, under political arguments alone Boris Johnson could not prorogue parliament in favour of Brexit. Yet a virus, that prominently attacks elderly rich people, can cause democracy to die in a week.

I am sure it would have been possible to keep parliament open on a limited access routine. Parties could have agreed rotas to reduce the numbers of MPs attending at any day and sit apart, within the 2-metre rule.

Why does parliament shut down at all for Easter, Christmas and summer. There is no need to shut down parliament. The government is perfectly able to collect information from people for the purpose of completing the Census and local councils can allow people to up-date their voting register online securely. Such systems are very similar and can be used for MPs to cast their votes.

Debates can be streamed by using a central screen, which can even be televised.

Where there is a will, there is a way.

The media puppets

For entertaining useful general up-lifting watch Healthcheck life each day.

Shame, that I’ve taken the Christmas decorations down this year, as this time now, feels just like a loooooong Christmas. Even better because it recreates the time of rest we used to have in the older days.

Yet around Christmas time there was a hype in the media about people with mental health problems and an increase in domestic violence.

But all that talk about mental health suddenly died down completely. The Sunday Times, published a graph showing the real impact of deaths from Corona Virus and it is microscopically small, in relation to the mass of the population.

But this outbreak has been played up so much by the media, that they are literally seem to be under some kind of threat not to report about other problems occurring as a result of Corona Virus isolation.

Today we hear reports that even the Police will no longer investigate some crimes, criminals being released early. People have to stay with those they normally live with and some manage that only because they know they can leave each day.

But, I suppose the isolation policy will bring crime down that relies on transport and distribution, such as drug dealing.

What about those who need restbite from looking after others.

I think we will get some stark statistics later on in the year with regards to secondary problems caused through the Corona Virus isolation.

There are some voices who question our freedoms being taken away like movement and certain basic human rights of association and family life.

Thankfully most of us can manage because of the Broadband and energy provisions not being disrupted.

Viral wasn’t on the menu

The world is least prepared to deal with viral outbreaks as many instances proof.

For example architecture. In a virul outbreak people are supposed to stand 2 meters apart, yet we have many high-rise buildings, which rely on transporting people quickly with lifts. Lifts, strictly speaking can only transport one person at a time in a case of viral emergency.

Yet no quick solutions came up. Nobody quickly thought of putting people into plastic tubes to transport them in  lifts, so they do not break the 2-meter rule.

Perishable foods. Shops should immediately put a limit on the amount of perishable foods people can buy, especially in relation to eggs, milk.

Fire-hazardous items like paper and oil should be restricted. I’ve seen photos and film clips of people who have amassed 5-litre bottles of oil around their whole flat. And those storing lots of toilet paper increase their fire risk.

Distribution chains are not working. Those companies supplying catering businesses are sitting on stock whilst food retailers cannot get enough deliveries out.

The whole private finance system is broken because people cannot even buy and sell property and actually move.

The people who benefit are the homeless who at least now get a flat.

But those who followed the guidance and became self-employed or worked in the gig ecnomy – often not because of choice – are left out in the cold.

Capitalism only works if nothing unexpected happens.

 

the 2 metre gap

I am trying my best to stay 2 metres away. Today I got up at 5am to get to the earliest available shop for 6am.

I think only shops, which do not have carparking facilities allow sparse amounts of shoppers. Those shops, which have large carparks give way to all those horders who come and empty shelves.

The shops with carparks are crowded and chockerblock full up. There is no chance of keeping a distance from anyone.

I shop with my rucksack and a bag only and could not possibly empty any shelves as I cannot carry the stuff home.

They should forbid shopping by car – unless people are core workers and have no other opportunity to shop. That will stop hording and empty shelves.

As I was waiting for the bus, to get home this morning at 6:15am, I was approached by a homeless man, who slept in the street, asking whether I have 50p for a piece of toast. He came from behind and stood quite near. I could not have anticipated that.

So why is it that there is no provision for the homeless?

Why are all retailers unable to accept online orders? Obviously having a good system of deliveries would invite people to stay home and not go shopping.

now we are bored

Yesterday’s list of vulnerable people* included 1.5 Million people. Whilst all of us follow our natural herd instinct and join all queues we see, just to be part of something, we should stop letting our desire to belong rule our heads.

Of course we are raised in a state of emotional dependance.

First in the womb, then growing up as a baby, toddler, child and so on, always depending on the family or people around us.

But now as adults, we need to stop that urge to join crowds just to belong to something.

Last week’s queue outside of Iceland wasn’t inviting. People shouted, shoved and pushed. I didn’t want to be part of it. I don’t desperately need anything right now.

Going shopping to entertain myself is really not what I want to spend my time with.

This is now the third time that I am getting into the hamster mode.

First we had the bad weather shopping-spree, then the Brexit, get prepared shopping spree and now we have the Corona Virus hoarding spree. The latter is of course by far the worst.

There is not one online food retailer still accepting orders from new customers.

My first two hoarding phases led to me having to throw out, the out-of-date tins I got from deliveries. My cupboard was invaded my micro-sized beetles, the last time I hoarded flour and dry goods in my kitchen cupboards. I threw the lot away and sprayed all my surfaces to get rid of the pests.

I certainly won’t hoard cooking oil as this will increase substantially my fire risk. Incidentally so does hoarding lots of papers of any sort.

Just snap out of it, relax and dont’ go shopping because you are bored. Play online games instead. There are Scrabble games, all types of gaming solutions sold by providers like Microsoft, Playstation and the like.

And if you really want to and can help join the groups of volunteers organised by local councils to help vulnerable neighbours.

*The latest in a string of initiatives from the government has seen letters sent out to the 1.5 million people in England considered to be most at risk, advising them not to leave their homes for at least 12 weeks from Monday.

Those being urged to stay at home include people who have received organ transplants, those severe with respiratory conditions such as cystic fibrosis and severe chronic bronchitis, and with some cancers such as those of the blood or bone marrow.

TV ads instead of demos

Whilst Extinction Rebellion are trying to sell us their story, they do so by stopping traffic, apologetic, no less, they cause a disturbance.

They say, they need to do this, to make us aware of the climate agenda.

But, what about taking out a TV ad instead. You cannot reach more people than with a TV ad. XR got lots of money, they have extremely rich sponsors, so TV ads, should be affordable for them.

And as it is such a good cause, ITV or other commercial channels may even chip in and half the price?

Apparently the Chief Medical officer, constantly appears in between our favourite program to remind us of corona Virus dangers, he wouldn’t dream stopping traffic to remind a few drivers of the dangers.

Obviously XR want to use the issue to radicalise ‘rebel’s, teach them how to interrupt and feel good about it. They use and abuse us to train political resistance.

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