Children to starve because of scum comment

It’s literally beyond belief that Nicky Morgan suggests Tory MP’s would have voted for Free School Meals during the half-term holiday break if a Labour MP hadn’t called a Tory MP Scum during a debate.

Is that really happening? Children have to starve because some adults used swearwords against each other in a British Parliamentary session?

Here is a link to a petition, which demands that MPs no longer get free or subsidised meals in the House of Commons.

Save the hedgehogs

Please support this petition to give greater protection to hedgehogs. They are lovely animals, chubby!!!!

Tv – misleadingly disturbing

Like so many of us, I spent a lot of time watching TV during lock-down and I am pretty terrified.

The days when TV programs acted as good role models seem to be truly over.

When the whole nation bemoans the steep rise in domestic violence, Eastenders comes up with Gray, the wife murdering solicitor , who seems to get away with his crime, the crime family boss Phil now has a serious contender in the Asian female boss, helping her son who murdered someone else’s child. The whole purpose of Eastenders seems to be, is showing the nation how easy it is to get away with crime.

But the BBC doesn’t stop there misleading the nation. The latest instalment of Inspector Montalbano portraits it as somehow OK if a man shoots his seriously learning disabled brother in the head after blindfolding him as a game. Quit alarming that this sense of Italian justice seems to get condoned.

Whilst the Swedish female sex made detective SAGA demands intercourse or she won’t mix with male colleagues.

Surely freedom of expression has come a long way to get away from wanting to display good examples.

Let’s not say that historical moral values of heterosexual matrimony like we see it in Lewis or Midsomer Murders are even valued in today’s moral climate, Grandchester sees to that. What is important is that TV programs should have an easy to understand message of what is wrong and right , at least in law but that is no longer the case.

It must be very difficult for young people these days to find role models from the media.

It’s shocking that we have to pay a license for TV when the content is not what we can choose.

basic health

Just listening to arguments about closing down completely, locally or half or totally, all have as chief argument behind them getting the virus down.

There is just one thing missing, the overall comprehensive overview on what promotes health and stems viruses.

One fact is that healthy eating helps fight infections and fight of virus infections. Some say that a lack of vitamin D for example is a big issue for some people. Fresh food and veg are expensive these days and you need the money to purchase it. How can you purchase fresh fruit and veg if you are struggling to pay the rent because your landlord needs their money?

There should be a change to food banks. We should have supplies of free fresh fruit and veg in areas of deprivation, which would take away the stress of budgeting money and supply those essentials.

Then we get the cleanliness argument, washing hands for 2 minutes with soap is good but going swimming in a chlorinated pool for 1 hour is bad? That is the argument in total lockdowns.

Having a roof over your head, little stress and feeling good about yourself often helps to stay healthy, especially if that is combined with the ability to buy healthy food.

Nobody lives on toilet paper alone.

Scaling up careful behaviour

I already behave more carefully than I absolutely have to. I am aware that Covid can be picked up on public transport and all sharing environments. But then, I am more vulnerable probably due to my age.

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The problem for younger people is that they often do not get sick quickly and feel invincible and want to flout lock-downs. They also have their more active hormones to content with. The breeding instinct can sometimes overrule all other reasoning compartments in the brain.

I advise all to be one more step careful than they have to be. I advice people to wear protective face coverings in all shared closed environments and not just in shops.

All communal areas in London are hotspots like all housing environments, which are mostly shared. We hear very little about behaving in stair cases and communal lifts other then housing providers giving recommendations. There is however little enforcement and everybody relies on common sense, which can be missing in some people.

To avoid complete lock-downs we have to rely on people’s common sense.

bank’s negativity

My online banking has asked me to allow them sending me messages about account movements.

But, yea but no but, they only sent me the outgoings. The balances they predict only contain negative messages. E.g. your balance is nearing zero. Yet, where is them calculating in my predicted income.

Fact is my online banking messaging system does not include income scheduled.

Of course every proper capitalist does not have a guaranteed income. Every income is the best one can hope for in a positive outcome.

Just reminds me when I deal with the current Chest Hospital development situation.

Crest Nicholson had dire financial problems in 2009 alongside other developers like Barratt. That just brings home that those, being part of the private finance initiative, need to make money to survive. They cannot rely on a backhander from government reserves, they need to built their own reserves.

Chest Hospital remains boarded up, but since the planning permission has finallyl been granted, perhaps something is going to happen sooner rather than later.

So it makes me smirk at best when those complaining about profiteering from private developers say that they (the developers) want to make a profit.

But the council house building has also hit rock bottom.

So what do we do? Do not build any new houses because there is no money for councils to built them? Do we just let areas rot away and leave humans to sleep in tents in the streets?

Private house developers do build homes for those earning lots of money but if we do not allow them to build homes and refuse their homes because we only want council houses then we just do not get homes.

Well, that depends on the government that is currently in place and this creates the political and financial climate.

My stance has always been, allow a private developer to built on the former Chest Hospital site rather than just let the site rot away, allow rats to become cosy in the old buildings and help protesters feel happy about having prevented a perfectly sensible housing development.

Who wants to live next door to rotting buildings and smelly old hospital amenities?

Some protesters even came up with the issue of light. They argued that the Chest Hospital development would take away the light on neighbourhing houses. Yet, they completely forgot that we have in excess of 150 mature trees in only one estate next to the site and those trees take away considerable amounts of light from residents already there. So where is the argument?

It’s really a spot of bother if Resident’s Associations want to prevent others from moving into their area. How can they ever develop a positive relationship in the community with the push away attitude?

It’s always easy for those already in a home to say to others they are not entitled to have one.

Yes, the protests may have improved the quality of dwelling offered by Crest Nicholson but that has only pushed up the price to those who already have lots of dosh.

Whilst in the meantime the poor people have to put up with being put into former commercial offices, which have been converted to bad quality homes, the Chest Hospital protesters are only concerned about the quality of housing offered to those with lots of money.

Don’t support slavery

That case of the Vietnamese people being smuggled into Britain in a lorry, in which they all died, highlights the danger of people smuggling and exploitation.

I have seen it in so many films how property owners in remote locations can easily hide slaves and nobody seems to care.

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Labour intensive business, the beauty industry, sex industry and others seem to find it easy to use slave labour instead of the regular people who get wages and have contracts to work as free people.

What I find interesting is how to avoid buying goods or services from companies who use slave labour.

Most larger companies have a lot of scrutiny to content with but those non regulated supplier, whether they work from markets or selling over the Internet, who asks where they get their staff from?

What we need is labelling on all goods supplied in shops or markets, which state that the supplier has adhered to a code of human respect. That employes who helped produce the item in the packaging are employed under good conditions.

Why stop at calorific value and fat and sugar content, we also need to know who is making it.

Nobody seems to check what people companies employ. How else would it be possible that suddenly people get detected locked away and enslaved and that they worked for a business as cheap labour.

I refuse to buy things from non regulated business whether that’s a market or an unknown Internet company. I do not use the beauty industry like nail bars anyhow. The one time I used a nailbar, was extremely frustrating, the lady did not seem to know the first thing about nails. Though I got charged top money for a rubbish service.

The family man

Phil Mitchell from East Enders is a proper family man. I just wonder whether there is a psychological mechanism that compels people wanting to be in control of blood related people.

It would frighten me if someone came up to me, saying we are related and that we have to be friends.

I think a connection between people has more to do with common cause.

A lot of crime gets committed in the name of family. More people get murdered by someone they know than by a stranger. Strong emotional bonds seem a recipe for disaster.

Family members covering for each other, providing alibis or planting evidence against others whom they find repulsive for purely emotional reasons.

As a mum or dad you do not have a life-long obligation to your kids. If you have a good relationship fine but if you drift apart, have little to say to each other, then you are not obliged to be there to supply gifts for birthdays or Christmas for the rest of your days.

Power that counts

Yesterday we saw how DCI Banks was able to save his daughter from the clutches of a criminal.

He was in a position to take direct action because as a police officer he actually could pursue and arrest the criminal, who abducted, drugged and imprisoned his daughter, so that an associate criminal could put pressure on the DCI to let vital evidence disappear so that his daughter could be set free.

It was a clever script of emotional bond and professional conduct.

For the vast majority of people, we are completely powerless when it comes to saving kids from the clutches of criminals. Because kids can make their own decisions and it is against the law to stop a young person from making their own choices, normal parents have no power to interrupt the relationship between people.

A parent can’t save a child from involvement with criminals without getting involved themselves. But getting involved without lawful purpose puts a person on the wrong side of the law. The average person just can watch and hope for the best.

All parents can do these days is actually give advice and offer support but how far that support can go is also quite restricted. It all depends how far a child is involved in crime.

The old saying it takes one to know one still holds water.

self-isolate

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Imaging a DALEK going round spurting out ‘self-isolate’ self-isolate all day long.

Indeed Hygiene is the big preventer on infections and of course-self-isolation helps spread the virus but doesn’t make others more resiliant to it.

Just as we are told to wash our hands for 2 minutes with soap, swimmers actualy spend prolonged time in the magic liquid called water, enhanced with the cleaning agent chlorine. Perhaps more people should take a regular sheep-dip in water to cleanse the whole body.

I won’t blog much about Covid-19, as there is a hunt on bloggers who may spread false information. A 10k fine for failure to self-isolate is a lot of money, perhaps mirrored in the fact that the UK government has borrowed record sums to make up for economic and tax losses. The fines reflect that. Why do taxes always depend on wrong-doing?

You get taxed for eating lots of sugar, smoking, drinking, having cars, fined for breaking rules. Government would be stuffed if nobody had unhealthy livestyles nor broke the rules.

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