The German weakness

The biggest one is wanting to equalise everything or make it the same.

One party, one uniform, all looking the same, the odd ones out.

Translate this to today, the EU suffered from laws about odd looking veggies or fruit and now it’s the turn of the iPhone charger, which is just different. Germans still don’t like different

Complaint up-held

Sense at last.

UK Visas & Immigration have decided to up-hold my complaint about treatment received via HM Government to do with the EU Citizenship procedure.

Despite being a fully signed up British Citizen, with a British passport since decades, HM Government kept on sending me letters about EU Settlement.

  1. They said that I need to apply for the EU Settlement scheme but if I gotten the letter by mistake just to ignore it.
  2. They then increased the pressure a notch by sending another letter, saying that the deadline to apply has now passed and I still didn’t apply. Now they said if I do not ring them within 28 days, I shall lose all my benefits in Briitain.

That really annoyed me.

I even thought it was a scam and asked ActionFraud and the Police, who both confirmed those letters are genuine.

I did ring HM Government and had to wait over 1 hour to get through, to explain old passport numbers and so on.

But, I also decided to make formal complaints about this and UK Visas and Immigration decided to up-hold my complaint because it is more than unreasonable to threaten a British Citizen for not complying with a procedure meant to be for EU Citizens.

So I got this nice email from UK Visas and Immigration with an apology 2 days ago.

Organic contradiction

The new Abel and Cole TV ad must be music to all the nature lovers who just thrive of environmental issues. This ad personifies all the squabbles XR demos are trying to tell us and attempt to bring solutions.

It describes how our need for greed is responsible for all our ills.

Abel and Cole want to deliver organic produce directly to our doors. So far so good.

But, don’t you need access to all roads to deliver all homes with organic produce?

Whilst there are the Low Traffic Neighbourhood Nature lovers who call for the closure of roads to traffic.

So how are Abel and Cole going to deliver those great organic goods to our homes? Not even the sternest of all road haters can argue against organic produce.

Delivering goods is taking quite a lot of traffic off our roads already. If you think each person needing to go out and do shopping v. the delivery method whereby one delivery vehicle can supply a lot of people who then do not need to go out and either use their own car or public transport to do their shopping.

Yet, again that point, for deliveries you need roads to be open.

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The forward slant

it might be beneficial for my knee that this exercise bike I bought has a forward slanting cycle mechanism. Normally, the cycling pedals are straight underneath the seat, leaving legs and knees to put the weight and muscle action towards the feet pressing down.

With this cycle the legs point forward and not downward, but it’s between a conventional and a recumbent cycle.

This is quite beneficial for my dodgy knee.

I developed knee problems in my left knee, with a torn ligament – at one point – and constant pain, when I do a lot of walking in foot hugging glove like trainers. I then also get foot ligament inflammation, which might be due to my gout.

I now changed my footwear to broad fitting larger trainers and use this exercise cycle, which I assembled slightly wrongly, so that the arm rest points into the wrong direction but helps me to rest forward onto it.

The type of footwear you use, has an incredibly important effect on your health. If you suffer foot, leg, knee problems, try other shoes and perhaps an exercise bike.

A lot of discoveries were made by accident and I accidentally wrongly assembled this cycle’s armrest and didn’t notice that the position of the pedals is slanted forward quite a bit but it works well for me.

I notice that my calf muscles get well exercised within only a short period of time. I feel it when I walk off after only a 15 mins exercise period.

Since I use this cycle, I have lost all pains in my left knee.

Secure tenants beware

I have heard that Tower Hamlets Homes is planning a ‘consultation’ on Secure Tenancies. As far as I know, the legislature about secure tenancies is determined by central government. Government sets the rules about bedroom tax and tenancy transfer rights.

But the fact that Councillor Danny Hassell has now been moved to become Council Cabinet member for Housing, means there is trouble ahead.

Danny Hassell was the hard man who emotionlessly moved school closures when he was in charge of education. He is going to do the same thing with council housing in that new post.

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learning responsibility

The longer children do not need to stand on their own two feet and can rely on provision of care from parents, the longer those kids will not need to learn the basics of life.

Unfortunately in schools these days, children still do not learn about

  • household budgeting
  • banking and debts
  • living costs and organising accommodation

The majority of children do not grow up in households where the family has a business to run, so that children automatically get involved in the business principles because they hear their parents and other family members talk about this frequently.

Most children live in households where parents are either self-employed or employed.

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Due to the way kids are schooled also, which means children spend at least 8 hours per day in school, this does not include the travel to school and parents spend at least 8 hours at work, children and parents do not see much of each other.

Most parents work in excess of 8 hours per day.

There is less time for conversations in families these days. Quality time is often spend on outings, if people can afford this. Kids also have gaming systems or go to sports clubs, spend time with friends.

Kids generally do not tend to develop much interest on how

  • direct debits affect the household budget
  • rents, rates, other bills have to be paid
  • cost of energy, water
  • clothing, school uniform

Hence, if kids then also get free university education and again get everything organised and provided for, they still do not have to learn the basic life necessities about paying and earning what we spend. Those university loans and letters to repay the cost of education, provide an essential down-to-earth effect.

Of course there are schemes whereby banks for example try to provide school schemes, whereby a school pupils runs savings schemes for pupils with help from a bank but many schools are not taking up that possibility.

I often think that my children never imagined how expensive life on their own actually is because they never thought about this much.

Just getting washing done and installing a machine in student accommodation is something that is taken for granted. How to deal with repairs when they are needed.

And how much time it actually takes to do daily chores.

I think that kids, who do not get enough reality training are more likely to get involved in troublesome activities like demonstrations, which can end in tragedy.

I thought about this again and again when I compared the beginning of the German Baader-Meinhof group and movement with today’s Extinction Rebellion demos. They both try to sell radicalisation as a necessity to the general public.

Both look similar to me,

  • the mass appeal
  • large demonstrations
  • the causes

Just that in Germany university education was and remains free and many students were mainly attracted to the radical ideas of the day and today, Extinction rebellion are trying exactly to recreate this mass appeal on issues that speak to us all. They even use 85% naked women to sell their appeal to the public and police officers attending.

I think it is more than sick to combine sexy models with blood red paint being spattered onto buildings.

However, in Britain it seems that those at least who have to work and have their daily lives interrupted question the benefit of attending those demos, which get increasingly radical with now blood marches for example and incidentally one solicitor is accused of injecting foods in local shops with blood at the same time.

Radicalisation can be due to a lack of reality sense, which can be exacerbated by a feeling of safety because being cared for by provision either by parents or government makes children feel safe regardless of what they do.

I think British law is pretty good both in the sense of radicalisation provision as well as trying to make things not too easy for people.

A day out

It’s a day out for many families and individuals who just can’t do much travel or go anywhere. A day out demonstrating seems the perfect solution. And compliments of HM Government, people can just come out, hold demos, sit in streets and enjoy the day.

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A lot of young people and also older ones, find the theatrical appeal of going against the grain fascinating. Sitting in busy roads, stopping traffic, showing the government that all power lies in those who sit-in, gives a sense of purpose I suppose.

It also provides cash-strapped and bored families a way to spend the day, it costing nothing.

I compare that with the young Afghan mother who sits in the street with her child, complaining of a lack of food, water and money, waiting for a Taliban fighter to chose her as new mate.

I suppose it would be only the people rich enough and full fridges to afford the time to stop food deliveries, holding police from fighting criminals.

I don’t see such demos to stop crime, I want to see the same amount of people who waste working time to actually report crime and take part in their community, talking to their neighbours.

I don’t suppose it’s whole communities who turn out for the demos in London. It seems to be some individuals who do not know their neighbours where they live who come to demonstrate to connect with somebody.

Instead of connecting to their local communities they just go out into the streets, demonstrating against the very people who provide for their plentiful lifestyles.

I think people need to invest more into their local communities to stop crime and anti-social behaviour to develop to the extent as it has develop in counties like Afghanistan, Iran and Iraq.

It seems logical that the people organising such demos – to save the planet – do that with an agenda to keep our law enforcement busy looking after demos instead of fighting criminals.

That seems a circular equation.

Good old NHS

The whole threats from HM Government to withdraw benefits from British Citizens who come from European countries can easily be circumvented in respect of NHS treatment.

Not for the NHS Covid App but for the main NHS App, you need to upload your passport to be accepted onto the platform. That is ample proof of citizenship. So the NHS cannot withhold treatment on the basis of notices that you are not British, if you up-loaded a valid British passport.

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I am currently contacting service providers and also send a copy of my British passport to them in case they get notice from HM Government to stop services, despite all the phone calls.

There is no excuse for this. What government cannot keep their records up-to-date?

Or is it that somebody who has a strong hate for all Europeans, has meddled with the data and destroyed it? It really reeks of hate of Europeans and trying to make their life hard.

Britain has a not so proud tradition of racism towards migrants. The European example shows it has nothing to do with colour.

Just wonder what will happen to the new immigrants from Afghanistan in a few years times. Make sure you keep your paperwork and old passports.

Not so revolutionary

Just saw this very interesting statistic on BBC, which show that the percentage of money we used on food sank from 65 – 28%. We would have cooked all our own food and lived healthily. Now we almost live solely on highly processed food with higher obesity and worsening health.

In my view that is also a considerable reason why we have climate change.

So why do I know that Extinction Rebellion are lip service show people? Because they do not have a concept of cooking fresh food. They merely provide processed food to have enough time to demonstrate. I can see it from their weekend program, cooking has no place, only ‘food’ is mentioned. Not worth getting out for.

The truly organic lifestyle evolved around 100% self-sustaining food production.

XR are just creating possibilities for people to meet, as demonstrations are the new lifestyle, a fashion.

There is nothing rebellious about X-R, they are conformist fashion icons.

Sheer insanity

There is absolutely no rational explanation why HM Government should send me letters threatening me with my immigration status when I reside at my current address since over 30 years and had at least 3 British passports since I live in the United Kingdom, London to be exact.

It occurred to me that the letters could be scamming but ActionFraud says they are genuine.

So why would the government threaten British Citizens?

There could be a few explnations.

  • Checking whether people live where they say they live to make savings
  • Cruelty
  • Stupidity
  • Sexism (I am an independent woman not married to a British man nor in any relationship). Though I have a lot of grandchildren.
  • Racism (my name sounds foreign, to British aristocrats. Perhaps they set their criteria to create mailshots to European sounding names).

The problem with government mailshots is that they reach millions of people literally and cost a lot of money to run. I did receive the same letter not once but twice.

Yet when I contacted Citizens Advice about this, they say they have not heard of such a case before.

Perhaps there is a slight chance that I am the victim of some individual research without my knowledge of being selected.

Both letters posted on 9. August 2021. The first one reached me on 18. August, the second one reached me on 21. August.

That just shows that the mail delivery companies take quite a lot of time to deliver letters and not all at the same speed.

But what is apparent, is that governments always love to create underdogs and not so perfect people who need either be punished or be locked up.

I have a completely unblemished record (in criminal terms) and there is nothing that could be held against me, yet, the government is creating a situation where they can investigate, question and accuse, potentially.

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If I think I passed very stringent advanced disclosure checks for my previous post as passenger service agent at London City Airport, now the government denies knowledge that I am even British.

No wonder we have a Monster Raving Loony party. That’s all you can vote for, is insanity.

Wonder what rational explanation the Home Office will come up with when they reply to my complaint sent to them via their communications system. Not long ago, I sat in a conference with Kit Malthouse.

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