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.

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.

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.

Dentist shortage

I think the demand on dentists has risen considerably with the higher use of social media. There are much more pictures taken, published, shown and those pictures must have perfect teeth.

Hence, dentists are one of the most needed professions today.

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You simply can’t show your face without good teeth and those who can pay the most to get the teeth fixed get the fastest service.

Whilst those wanting NHS services won’t be able to find a dentist easily because dentists find it much easier to make money selling their services.

The perfect smile has become one of the biggest selling points of the cosmetic industry, of which dentistry has become the latest gravy train.

See the protruding tooth on one side, that is a NHS denture that is slanted to one side and affects my facial expression.

Looking at my own pictures with my old denture, I wondered why it is that so many people with NHS dentures seem to have imperfect dentures whilst the paid for ones always look better. I was told that NHS services cannot access the full variety of tools required to make dentures perfect.

Of course that greatly disadvantages NHS dentist users from getting well paid jobs because I reckon you won’t even get an extras job as actor unless your teeth are perfect. And who is paying for it?

I am now waiting since a year to get a new denture and have to attend fortnightly fittings to just get a new denture. It takes a long time.

Airlines on the forefront of freedom fighting

I am really glad that Ryanair take up the fight for a freedom to travel. As much as I do not fly nor have a car, I defend the right of everybody to move freely.

As the BBC reports, a conglomerate of travel industry owners are taking the government to court over restrictions and the government’s method to determine who is save and who isn’t.

They rightly question whether there is a secret political agenda, which that implies in my mind, in the government’s ideas.

Just as Boris Johnson tried to close down parliament, now he tries to stop travel.

Just as I am equally concerned about focussing on cycling, which the Labour Party now pushes. Closing down roads stops vulnerable residents from getting deliveries of food for example .In some areas, delivery firms refuse to attend because they cannot get to the addressee.

It’s all good to say that people should walk and cycle more but what if you can’t? If health conditions stop you from cycling or walking, what are you supposed to do.

There are quite a lot of articles online, which actually find that the Green movement has been founded by the Nazis. The idea to isolate yourself away from the world, stopping free travel and communications stems from that ideology.

Even as I do not own a car, I definitely rely on car transport, for deliveries and travel if I want it.

Being stopped from commuting, if you do not use a cycle is taking people’s rights away.

Remember what brought Ken Livingstone down where the bendy buses and I reckon once the LTN schemes are installed, that is what will bring Sadiq’s reign to an end.

I can only see what Khan does to Neighbourhood Safety in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. He has created a totally secretive system, which does not give any notification to residents on how it works.

Committees are established, which do not even circulate minutes of meetings.

The Police and Crime Commissioner in London should not be the same person as the Mayor of London, this should be politically independent, instead Khan aims to politically control policing and safer Neighbourhoods.

We are told not to take part in anti LTN demos as that would be political, but isn’t it political to stop deliveries, free travel to keep locals dependent and remove their ability to get food?

What this shows is that both Labour and the Conservatives now try to restricts freedoms, which is a bad sign and may point to conflict, which always removes people’s freedom to move.

Time(s) are changing

I am starting to sympathise with the withdrawal of support for TV license fees for over 75. That is because the message I got from watching some BBC programs was less than desirable.

The latest blockbuster Time, which shows live in a prison and that of a prison guard. The prison guard happens to have a son who became a criminal and has been sentenced to imprisonment.

Criminals are exploiting this and put the prison guard under pressure to bring in drugs or the son will be slowly tortured to death.

The prison guard choses to give in and transport the drugs.

There were other possibilities to write that script. The prison guard could have fought the criminals and took a stand and reported the problem to authorities.

But that is what’s normalised on BBC programs these days, that criminality always wins and that we are all victims of it and there is little we can do about it.

That is a big reason why I stopped watching East Enders too.

I get more joy watching ITV these days, who are doing better in supporting every-day concerns of people. If I want to watch a great detective story, I have to pay for it on other channels.

Having said that, I absolutely hate the latest ITV drama advert. A woman comes home from work and has her partner tied up in a cupboard and makes no effort to release him but just takes a bottle of soda and leaves him there to rot. A new, highly acclaimed drama series on Britbox is titled: “The beast must die“. Seems also female to male violence. Why would I want to spend money on the secrets of the Krays?

I wouldn’t watch that for free. I definitely would not pay for it and if the ITV advert with the tied up man in the cupboard comes on, I do not watch it, I turn it off.

Nice celebrities

If you want to let your kids learn good manners, let them watch the Celebs in the Jungle in Wales.

Nice people, personalities, can’t fault them. There is no hatred, no jealousy, just supporting each other and being helpful towards each other. Sooooooooooooooo sensible in all scenarios.

I would never have thought that British celebs are such wonderful people for real.

decision-making process

Emotional dependance is often the cause of people getting themselves involved with criminal people, who manipulate a person to commit to wrong-doing systematically.

On the other hand, quick thinking and getting involved would have saved me £10 on the Lidl Christmas jumper.

Yesterday it was in the shelves for £7.99, I walked past and today it wasn’t there was I wanted it. So I had to spend £18.10 to get it from eBay.

Since I do a lot of shopping in Lidl, which is just across the road from me, I didn’t realise how much I needed to get this jumper to make my Christmas feel OK. That’s a form of emotional dependance.

Whilst I now watch a Panorama film about an American woman going to Syria with her husband and getting back – after he had been killed in Syria – to the US and being prosecuted for terrorism. Title: “return from Isis”.

I am grateful that my emotional dependance, at it’s worst, only ever got me to spend extra money for a Lidl Christmas jumper, whilst otherwise I am much to do about law and order in Britain.

If it was against the law to go shopping in Lidl, as a former EU trading partner, I probably woulnd’t do it, but is is lawful and so its’ OK to do it.

Unfortunately not all people think whether their actions are lawful and get themselves involved in wrong-doing, that becomes unravelled over time and leads to imprisonment or worst.

Unfortunately the BBC serial East Enders is much more positive about involvement with crime in Britain and doesn’t show the pitfalls of doing wrong as clearly as they show the pitfalls of getting involved with Isis, ending up in death and imprisonment.

I think that American woman could raise the funds to get back from Syria with her children, whilst Shamima Begum, currently can’t raise the money or facilitate her return and she is being prevented from coming baack and also her children had died in Syria.

If young people only tought advice from their peers prior to making life-changing decisions, that would save them a lot of problems and prevent loss of life.

stange comparisons

Amazing how – when you go onto the Microsoft news front page today – you get 2 news next to each other

  1. Dominic Cummings to leave Downing Street by December
  2. The Yorkshire Ripper died aged 74.

It’s how news outlets can create associations in people’s mind. In this case it’s good riddance for both of them. Despite the involvement in society for Mr Cummings had nothing to do with criminality. But the press managed to associate the worst criminal with a political advisor in this context.

I think Mr Cummings is just a dad with a young family and he is vilified by the media and blamed for everything bad. The only thing he is perhaps guilty of is using langauge, which is not polished enough to be understood by today’s linguistic media patrols.

Joe Biden’s election will cause a rummage through the political world in Britain and as it just coincides with Britain leaving the EU and a turnaround in political agendas, it will be interesting.

I am not involved at all in politics these days, not at all.

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.

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