Affordable hygiene

Of course, I support the banning of plastic wet wipes. I buy the Andrex washlets, which are purely made from paper, that dissolves when flushed.

Whatever the government comes up with, it has to be affordable. Also they are saving time for busy parents who cannot spend a lot of it changing nappies as parents now have to work as well as parent.

It’s mainly parents who use wet wipes, which are now cheap enough to be afforded by poor people.

Wet wipes are the classic example of the purely entrepreneur based economy system.

Develop, manufacture it, sell it, make a profit.

Any damaging effects of products often only emerge after decades of use.

There is no blueprint in law, which automatically would require producers of goods, which later emerge to cause a problem and cost a lot of money to remedy, have to actually contribute towards the cost of the remedies.

People generally revert to law to claim compensation, as they do with asbestos, tobacco etc, but wet wipes, cause damage mainly to the environment, the water industry, local governments.

Basic problem is, most products need to be cheap enough to be afforded and in the case of baby wipes or wet wipes, the hygiene is really important to people and society in general. Yet, the cheapest washables I can get are around 99 p for a pack of 40, whilst wet wipes come in large packs of 100 for far less than this and can be as cheap as 60p for 100 wet wipes.

I think the economy cannot just be left to itself to develop new products, without there being at least laws in place that apportions responsibility for problems, which often cannot be seen to be coming.

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Booster

Got my NHS invite for the Covid Booster on the dot, six months after my second dose. I booked straightaway and went to my local vaccination centre.

Despite having had an early Flu jab and the two Covid vaccines, I picked up a cold. Runny nose, a shiver and a slight, chesty couch. The runny nose was enough for the Covid centre to turn me away and demand a PCR test.

Unfortunately I wasn’t told how to book that and how to behave until I’ve had the test and so I went shopping, before coming home and booking that PCR locally. I gotten straight into a walk-in centre, which I could only approach on foot and not public transport. Though I had taken the bus home between the rejected booster and after shopping.

I went to the PCR lunch-time Friday and gotten the result when I woke up on Saturday. It was negative, as all my lateral flow tests and the previous two PCR tests.

Now I have to wait two weeks for the next available, local booster appointment.

But, I am very happy to say that I did more than 10.000 steps on the day and walked 6.5km

Grateful that protests are allowed

but using the resources of a nation, which allows protests to deal with protests and use resources, like police, which in fact plays into the hands of criminals, who have less police to catch them because of protests, is not really effective.

Greta says, she tries to speak to activists in China, where such protests are not allowed, but China still builds coal-powered stations.

Protesting in London doesn’t stop the Chinese building coal-powered power stations but it uses a lot of resources of a climate friendly nation to just deal with protests, rather than finding solutions.

Actively helping those who are affected by climate change now, should be the first priority of the young climate activists, which is not being solved by crowding into London streets.

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Current protests around the UK simply serve to criminalise the protestors.

More good websites please

All online, instead of onboard nowadays.

When my optician refused to make me a pair of spectacles for the distance of ideally 1 meter, as that is the distance between myself and my computer screen, on the NHS because he said it is lifestyle, I thought, so why does the government force us to communicate with government offices and institutions online?

If it’s lifestyle we should have a choice and if NHS refuses sight patients spectacles, which enable them to see computer screen then there is a clear gap in service provision.

Just as people moan about bad influences online, I think we should answer that with more good influences online, as well as banning the bad ones.

Stop moaning about TikTok being a bad influence, make it a good influence.

The more good websites the better. Let people see those computer screens. Opticians who think that reading only means paper books missed a trick and/or live in the past of the times when printed paper books was the only way to read.

We need more funding for good websites not less. We need more support for sensible online content.

Only way to get online cheaply these days is using free blogging sites, social media sites.

It is a big shame that control of what is published online is getting more and more paralysed a very few providers. Everyone has an App, but there is only so many apps anyone person can reasonably maintain on any device. Apps monopolise people’s attention.

But, making and maintaining an App is not generally available to people wanting to publish their views. It’s commercially exploited to direct people’s attention away from others, towards one particular provider.

Let’s not forget, that if you now publish on someone else’s site, may that be Facebook, Twitter, WordPress, etc, you rely on them providing the service. You are not running your own web server, which allows you to keep it on.

Ban them

Quite astounded to learn that YouTube has allowed Nazi-occultists on their platform but has taken down my own little video about the Freemasons.

Does this show how powerful certain groups are or still are or continue to be?

I had noticed that the list of banned and danger listed groups from Anti-terrorist police has not been changed since 2019 and since then new groups continue to operate in Britain.

All those with radical ideas, which commit crimes or severely disturb our public order should be banned and treated as such.

Insulate Britain, who clearly radicalise their members to show disregard to law and order are not on any list. They are treated with injunctions, which they continually breach and nothing much happens. They are mainly white, privileged activists, which remind me a lot of ‘Baader-Meinhof’, who in turn also were white-privileged activist, who turned nasty along the way.

All groups who show disregard to law and order and disrespect to working people should be treated as dangerous and not just allowed to continue their hell.

The radicalisation along the way often happens on a platform of arguments, which make some sense to many, seem to want to save the world from danger but use it to terrorise others.

Facebook had removed Koetting’s page also on Instagram but YouTube needs to follow suit and government has to ban such Nazi-occultists groups.

But it’s not just the direct murder it is also the direct disruption of civil order that should be put on the ‘action’ list of government to declare as dangerous groups.

It doesn’t matter whether they are right or left or whatever ideology they follow, if they breach the law, they are not lawful. If they are proud to breach the law as both Danyal Hussein and many Insulate Britain activists are, they must be banned. Government can’t allow one and deny the other, it must deny both.

Every civilised society must have laws all have to follow or it stops being civilised.

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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