“If you’re not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who doing the oppressing.” Malcom X
Daily Archives: 2012/03/11
Greece has been deliberately bankrupted and is now the poor man of Europe – an warning to the other countries and an excuse for greater integration.
- Banks pay for election candidates to get elected.
- One of them gets elected. The prime minister (president, premier, etc.) is now in temporary control of their country.
- Bank blackmails and/or threatens and/or bribes the prime minister (president, premier, etc.) to take out on loans (= principal + interest) using his/her county’s assets as collateral. The people are happy – there’s jobs, infrastructure, £s in your pocket to buy shiny things.
- These loans have (or not) to be paid back by the populace, not the prime minister.
- Later, another election.
- Go back to beginning.
- Eventually the country can’t even afford the interest payment on these debts.
- Time to call in the bailiffs.
- Country’s assets are stripped.
- Live miserably ever after.
Deek does again.
- Free Speech: This is a right that you have anyway. The Parasites That Be (TPTB) don’t give a flying fig if their slaves (you) have it or not. They ignore you anyway.
- Climate Change: Durban Climate Change Convention (a gathering of scientists and national ‘representatives’ will) KEEP TALKING ABOUT IT – endlessly. Climate change is true – it’s a naturally-ocurring phenomenon. Rising sea levels and rising temperatures aren’t happening just now. However, TPTB will tax you to ‘tackle’ it.
- Rush Limbaugh: Right-wing (U.S.A.) radio broadcaster and agent-provocateur comes undone after calling students who use contraceptives “sluts” (tens of major corporates have cancelled their advertising).
- Vlad Putin: Accusations of rigged elections and approval by other world ‘leaders’.
- Gorilla DNA: Cambridge researchers are comparing human and gorilla DNA to work out why humans are stupid and gorillas are happy.
- Song interlude: “Crazy World”.
- Dead British Soldiers: Six soldiers sacrificed to the Arms Trade (and the oil & gas industry). Hey, it’s a war. What did you expect?
Certainly were the best years of my life. Oh, how our lives have changed (jumpers for goalposts, cardboard in our shoes, hand-me-downs, snotty sleeves, etc.).
WE WAS BRUNG UP PROPER !!
“And we never had a whole Mars bar until 1993″!!!
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL MY FRIENDS WHO WERE BORN IN THE 1940′s, 50′s, 60′s and 70’s (not to forget 1930′s)
- First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank sherry while they carried us and lived in houses made of asbestos.
- They took aspirin, ate blue cheese, bread and dripping, raw egg products, loads of bacon and processed meat, tuna from a can, and didn’t get tested for diabetes or cervical cancer.
- Then after that trauma, our baby cots were covered with bright coloured lead-based paints.
- We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets or shoes, not to mention, the risks we took hitch-hiking.
- As children, we would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags.
- We drank water from the garden hose and NOT from a bottle.
- Take away food was limited to fish and chips, no pizza shops, McDonalds , KFC, Subway or Nandos.
- Even though all the shops closed at 6.00pm and didn’t open on a Sunday, somehow we didn’t starve to death!
- We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and NO ONE actually died from this.
- We could collect old drink bottles and cash them in at the corner store and buy Toffees, Gob-stoppers and Bubble Gum.
- We ate cupcakes, white bread and real butter, milk from the cow, and drank soft drinks with sugar in it, but we weren’t overweight because……
- WE WERE ALWAYS OUTSIDE PLAYING!!
- We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the street lights came on.
- No one was able to reach us all day. And we were O..K.
- We would spend hours building our go-carts out of old prams and then ride down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. We built tree houses and dens and played in river beds with matchbox cars.
- We did not have Playstations, Nintendo Wii , X-boxes, no video games at all, no 999 channels on SKY ,
- no video/dvd films, or colour TV
- no mobile phones, no personal computers, no Internet or Internet chat rooms……….WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!
- We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no Lawsuits from these accidents.
- Only girls had pierced ears!
- We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever.
- You could only buy Easter Eggs and Hot Cross Buns at Easter time….
- We were given air guns and catapults for our 10th birthdays,
- We rode bikes or walked to a friend’s house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just yelled for them!
- Mum didn’t have to go to work to help dad make ends meet because we didn’t need to keep up with the Jones’s!
- Not everyone made the rugby/football/cricket/netball team. Those who didn’t had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that!! Getting into the team was based on MERIT
- Our teachers used to hit us with canes and gym shoes and throw the blackboard rubber at us if they thought we weren’t concentrating …
- We can string sentences together and spell and have proper conversations because of a good, solid three R’s education.
- Our parents would tell us to ask a stranger to help us cross the road.
- The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of.
- They actually sided with the law!
- Our parents didn’t invent stupid names for their kids like ‘Kiora’ and ‘Blade’ and ‘Ridge’ and ‘Vanilla’
- We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned HOW TO DEAL WITH IT ALL !
And YOU are one of them!
You might want to share this with others who have had the luck to grow up as kids, before the lawyers and the government regulated our lives for our own good.
And while you are at it, forward it to your kids so they will know how brave their parents were.
PS -The big type is because your eyes are not too good at your age anymore.
According to Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McKenzie_friend):
A McKenzie Friend assists a litigant in person in a common law court. This person does not need to be legally qualified. The crucial point is that litigants in person are entitled to have assistance, lay or professional, unless there are exceptional circumstances.
Their role was set out most clearly in the eponymous 1970 case McKenzie v. McKenzie. Although this role applies in the jurisdiction of England and Wales, it is regarded as having its origins in common law and hence has been adopted in practice in other common law jurisdictions such as Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Ireland, New Zealand and the United States. Although in many cases a McKenzie friend may be an actual friend, it is often somebody with knowledge of the area. He or she may be liable for any misleading advice given to the litigant in person but are not covered by professional indemnity insurance.
In Leeds we have seen the use of McKenzie friend(s) (McKF) in the case of Norman Scarth. Now, McKFs have rallied together.
The following is from (with thanks): https://mckenzies4fairness.wordpress.com/2012/02/03/hello-world/
This blog became necessary because too many victims of white collar crimes encountered too many problems and their helpers and supporters as well.
When victims are hit emotionally and financially, they are in front of a labyrinth of procedures and proceedings of professionals, organisations and authorities where friends can help and often become McKenzie Friends: lay legal advisors.
Helpers and supporters are ‘learning by doing’:
- to share what they’re learning about
- to advocate changes that are necessary
- to lobby for change via Parliamentary routes.
There have been others before us: