a virtual world on Klondike

Over those long stay-at-home days, I have taken to trying out yet another farming game and this is called Klondike. It is surprisingly complicated as you have to produce things, both farming and material, using raw material that you either find or produce in factories, you have to build from materials you have made.

You will quickly find out that you have to deplete natural resources to make money and produce goods needed for materials.

Additionally, you may travel to other destimations using sleds or planes or trains.

You may export and import goods and produce from other levels and you can transport your goods and must manufacture certain items on other levels.

This is quite realistic when it comes to real world import and export and production of items on the local level that then gets exported and imported.

If this game had a realistic algorythm, which is bound to the actual seasonal production of agricultural products, one could feed the world on a game like this.

A virtual world created by computer programmers, who could then be staffed by ‘gamers’ who have to ensure that local products are distributed evenly all over the world, so that all have enough to eat at all times. The term game-maker could be appropriate for this too and not just Olympics.

Of course its more complicated with weather and conflict put together but it would make a realistic modelling structure to try and achieve real equality all over the world.

Nationals with large rain forests for example could be planned in for needing extra other resources and the people’s in such nations could be trained in jobs, which enable them to earn a living other than chopping down their forests to make money.

Or scientific advances could be programmed in to enable new technology to be employed like capturing extra carbon from the atmosphere to produce air plane fuel from as a product.

I think we need such a world game to program in what is actually available and that such knowledge and resources need to be shared out all over so that we get no left-behind regions of the world.

Poor areas, left to themselves, always develop undesirable political systems, ending in tyranny and disaster for the rest of us.

Bank holidays being eroded

Since the advent of banking Apps bank holidays are being eroded.

One bank issued a bank statement on 24. December for credit card customers. When we all know that this is Christmas eve. Then on Bank holiday 25. we get the notification of the bank statement being available online.

Another service provider, this time in the domestic fuels field, found out that benefits customers get paid on 24. December, the day before Christmas and debited all end of the month direct debits for fuels on the 24. to then just send another email on Christmas, the 25. December to say that they are so sorry they taken the money early. Please contact them to get reimbursed if bank costs resulted int he early DD.

So, that would have been unthinkable in traditional bank holiday times for sure.

Whilst they still do not debit or credit accounts on the 25. or 26. December itself, they do action admin functions and keep the Apps going.

Having a very peaceful time

Christmas flowers

This Christmas is turning out a major source of rest and peace for us. I love it when shops are closed on Boxing Day, as it used to be. This closure emphasizes the restful period we have.

Putting up Christmas lights makes the house look warm and cosy. That’s what I love most about Christmas, which I now see as a festival to break up the long boring winter.

All the people wishing me Happy Christmas mean well and I thank them very much.

I actually managed to get my daughter to like Christmas Pudding this year. Bought only a small, one portion one and with double cream it tasted good.

Again this year, I went for a fruity theme. More fruit than cake and sweets.

I would love to share this wonderful time- at least remotely with my other children and grandchildren but can’t force them to contact me. There is plenty of opportunity to use Teams or other applications but they just don’t seem to want to need me at Christmas.

I do not want to buy their love with gifts. I think gifts should be an expression of feeling good about each other and not a bribe. So, I have not bought any gifts for my kids and grand kids from whom I didn’t hear anything all year, with the exception of some abusive phone calls.

Whatever brings one of my children to do that, I do not know but I can’t help those who do not want to be helped.

I’ve always done my utmost to assist. Whatever makes children not need their parents any longer is beyond me. I thought it is part of the natural human nature to try and stay connected with relatives. Most of us can’t help thinking about their parents, their childhood, their youth and all the stages of life. So why try to cut it out of one’s memory.

No home-made cake for me this year. Trying to keep up the good weight..

Surely my grandchildren will be asking their parents where the grand mother or father is and I really do not know what my kids tell their children why I can’t see them. I have not come to the bottom of this yet, why all my kids do no longer want to be in contact with me. I certainly haven’t done anything dreadful to them.

Perhaps because my grandchildren are all still quite young as I started having children quite late in life, they can’t make their own enquiries yet. But once they get older, the Internet must be leaving some clues.

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.

Love cooking

Just wonderful, I’ve never seen a depressed or unhappy cook. They all love what they do and enjoy eating it. Saturday mornings, brings a large selection of cookery programs on a lot of channels.

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flu vaccination

Haven’t had a flu vaccination for years. I tried it once but then got severe dandruff. I don’t know whether that is connected but it put me off.

Managed to cope with winter illness by exercising and keeping the body busy. Of course that is hard when we have lock-down, gyms and pools are closed. Apparently there is a debate in parliament about this on Monday, 23. November 2020 as a lot of people are cheesed off about gyms and pools being closed.

Just as Adam Peaty managed to set a new 100 m breaststroke short course record only last week. We are all fuming, we can’t get into pools.

That is me as official at the British summer champs.

Now I am gettting these letters, telling me that I need to book a flu vaccination because it is advisable

I go on one of the countless health apps. There is

My GP – NHS – Patient Access – NHS Covid and now also Healthily.

Why is it not possible to opt for digital letters from the NHS via the NHS app? Why do I need to go onto healthily?

Anyhow, when I tried to make an appointment for the flu jab, as those letters more than make people hysterical, I could not get one. The pharmacies are all out of flu vaccine. Doh.

So I can’t get access to the flu jab but I am promised a speedy Covid jap when it comes out. Doh again.

Emotional turmoil

I think the latest Eastenders could be more favourable towards the police’s efforts to root out crime. The investigating officer is shown in a bad light, using threats of intimitation towards a junior officer who is romantically inolved with the son of the most serious criminal, Phil Mitchell, head of the Albert Square family crime syndicate.

It makes it clear that it is impossible to have a deep relationship with a criminal whilst at the same time being a serving police officer.

Yet, the constant reminders in the media that we all have to stick to our family would not make it easier for those who wish to distance themselves from crime family backgrounds because if you are supposed to be part of your family but your family is deeply inolved with crime, how are you supposed to be a law-abiding citizen?

Please British media, put your thinking cap on. Change the constant dribble of family allegiance towards a more sustainable campaign that allows individuals to make a choice and choose lawful coexistance rather than allegiance to a criminal empire.

Business must make money but around Christmas time especially the idea the media help at the moment is making people buy more gifts for the family to help the economy at the cost of law and order in cases that stipulate supporting crime families rather than useful individuals who have chosen to buy less gifts for criminal family members.

In that context it is almost impossible for a young person who wants to move out of the family home to do so nowadays, as the laws have changed. There is no more support available. Bad lack for those who are forced to live in families with questionable taste for crime.

age discrimination

why can’t all GP’s just be like Doc Martin? The miracle doctor just looks at people and delivers a diagnosis. He never fails? Sharp and smart pinpoints the cause of all ailments!!!

Doc Martin even realises that a patient in fact doesn’t suffer from Alzheimers or dementia but has carbon monoxide poisoning due to a faulty boiler.

The current media drive to declare all older people as incapable and out of it, is in my view unlawfully discriminating against older people.

In some meetings I attend, they actually ask for young people to take up posts.

There is no guarantee that any young person can either grasp the concept or deliver solutions because they are young. There is also no guarantee that they do not get ill, do not have accidents or do not move or die early.

Requests for young people are more related to hormone functionality and perhaps sex drive and or the breeding instinct of the person asking rather than a rational need of participants to fill posts.

so please dont’ ask for young volunteers, as it is discriminating and if you are running an organisation and looking for partners, please find another way of finding one, rather than asking for volunteers who fit your age range.

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.

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.

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