closing schools?

Why close schools wand blame educational processes for Covid-19? Doesn’t that just show somebody who wants to stop youth from mixing in educational establishments?

A lot of our young people’s learning and personal development is aimed at taking place in the school environment.

Whilst Greenwich follows the Major’s advice and closes all schools tonight, Hackney follows government advice and allows Covid-19 testing for all pupils and families if wished. That also fits in with the request of the Oxford Covid-19 vaccine developers to obtain more test results from carriers who may not have symptoms to enable a more effective development of the vaccine, they are working on.

Our whole family development is more around getting children away from their natural famlies and into the educational institutions for prolonged hours. I doubt that parents – under normal circumstances – even get to see their own children much when they are working.Fair enough, there is the ability to learn through Teams or Zoom but then, there are also a lot of families who don’t have sufficient Internet access yet.

Here in Tower Hamlets around 50% of people do not use the Internet regularly.

I am just perplexed why the media only pushes Sadiq Khan’s request to close schools and doesn’t equally publish about the other education strategies equally strong.

get vaccinated

Whatever your gripe is against vaccination, it is irrational and based on myth. We live in this world and if we want to stay as energetically healthy as possible, we need to be vaccinated. I have had the flu vaccination now and had absolutely no side-effects whatsoever.

Most years I make for 11 1/2 months of the year without the flu but those 2 weeks when I do get the flu, it just causes trouble. In the end, I would always ring the doctor just to be told that I have the flu. So just get vaccinated and save yourself 2 weeks of misery.

Toothless and jobless

It doesn’t really matter for us underlings which strategy Britain has towards the EU as we rely on the infrastructure they build to even survive. We have no decision-making powers whatsoever and better put up and shut up.

Shutting up is very wise for me at present because not only have the British succeeded in keeping me out of work but they also managed to remove almost all of my teeth without replacing them.

When I came to Britain in 1977 I had a job and I had a mouth full of teeth.

At the last occasion, when I had dental treatment, the dentist spent prolonged time to remove one of my healthy upper teeth. He drilled and drilled and broke and extracted. completely and utterly ridiculous to extract a healthy tooth because there is some surrounding soft tissue skin problem. I had no choice but to comply because had I refused, they would have refused treating the infection anyway and then blamed me for having refused treatment.

But there we are, we underling patients have no way whatsoever to argue with our NHS heroes. Saying anything makes us immediately complicated and unpleasant patients.

I think dental services are the abyss of the NHS. They have no bigger problem but doing people’s teeth. There is almost not one person in the public domain with bad teeth. Teeth are the epithamy of leadership and admiration.

So if they remove your teeth, that is just an expression of showing you that you have no power and that is the way they bully you these days.

I refuse to spend my last penny for having private treatment for the teeth the NHS has removed. I think they should have an ‘A tooth for a tooth’ policy. If the NHS removes a tooth, they should have a duty to replace it.

But so far I’ve had no luck. I am not being given a denture that I can wear.

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.

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.

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.

Far away dreams

Why do people explore space, want to go to Mars or explore for Exo Planets? Most likely because they look for happiness.

People’s relationships rely largely on chemistry whether that is triggered by money or some other currency of exchange value.

Just watched the Bruderhof and it reminded me a lot about my child-hood. I could however never now, express myself over a love for Jesus. I would use other values instead. Values like honesty, humility and responsibility. HHR, I might have found a new letter combination that means something to me at least.

It’s extremely rewarding to emphasise important values and it is humiliating to learn that a lot of people do not understand the basic values that life consists of.

I suppose in places like the Bruderhof you learn to concentrate on those basic values alone before anything else and it’s harder to get confused and divert into destructive or unhealthy habits.

I suppose people who enjoy the Bruderhof will be strong characters who have a huge will to live and contribute to their community.

In a ‘normal’ society people who are depressed are most probably the ones who are most frivolous in their behaviour. People who are depressed also tend not to clean so often.

I have just come across basic values in my own community. Learned that people have big plans, starting large, expensive schemes to teach people about environmental values but they are unable to remove the weeds in front of their own porch to stop weeds from destroying the concrete tarmac.

This is how our Residents Association keeps their porch in front of the community centre. Yet they have great plans to start a Climate Task Force. Perhaps what they need is a weed removal task force first. Even if the social landlord doesn’t do their job, would it not make sense to get a task force of volunteers to deal with that?

It’s pretty easy to explain that away with environmental concerns, to say that a living weed has a big environmental impact and that the damage to remove it would be immense.

Still those weeds destroy the civilised building structures, overgrow a footpath and where would that weed-growing stop? Would we end up being re-forested for the sake of the environment and have our houses swallowed up by trees or can we manage a basic form of discipline and agree to keep our cultured living spaces clean and free from plants whose roots can destroy our driveways?

Those are the people who have been given a substantive amount from the BIG LOTTERY to teach us about the environment. They probably going to teach us to leave weeds be; if we let them.

 

They’re attacking our food supplies again

With the argument that food supplies make up 20% of global emmissions, the Big Lottery has now funded – on a big scale – a project here in Tower Hamlets that wants to tell people: “Don’t rely on food banks, grow your own food”. See my previous post.

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This, in effect, makes the situation of poor working class people worst. They are trying to teach you, eat what you can grow locally.

Many residents of Tower Hamlets and indeed throughout Britain rely on large-scale food imports. From rice to spice, it all has to come from far away places.

Unfortunately this new trend is masked up as working on our well-being. Whilst our residents face eviction notices, they are told to grow their own food to save the planet.

Whilst in our area people oppose the building of new housing, they support the growing of own food. Put the two together, you achieve less housing more farming in a place that is called the City of London. Overall the aim of those radical groups is to reduce the population number, reduce the size of cities and ruralisation of our country.

Even if you are a regular coffee house customer and eat out, your restaurant relies on food imports to supply your tasty morsels every day.

The project, which just received major Big Lottery funding has built-in “the Parkview and Cranbrook climate task force”

Previously Extinction Rebellion declared the Glasshouse Community Centre on Parkview Estate as one of their favourite haunts and they use it to prepare props for those large-scale demonstrations that put a stop to life in London as we know it, by blocking traffic and trying to stop commuters boarding trains.

Unfortunately major community organisations in Tower Hamlets have agreed to take part in this project. Of course they do try it first with the poorest as they are the most vulnerable and easiest to draw in.

All those attempts to shut our supermarkets down and replace them with plastic free, self-selection shops failed because the products are not as cheap as the conventional ones.

Whichever way you look at it, the working people, who earn little money need to be able to buy food in the time they have available to do it.

What these projects are doing is telling the poor working class: “Don’t rely on the ‘bad supermarket food’, dont’ rely on food banks, Grow your own food.

If you see how little space there is in an inner-city housing estate or garden to grow food, you would know that any crop would not achieve more than one dinner per harvest. If you have a plot you may achieve a aquivalent of 10 dinners with one large tub of earth.

Just imagine the working person has to do a full shift or work overtime to earn enough and then they cannot even pop into a shop to buy food but they have to make do with what they grow at home.

 

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