B.A.M.E. Short form for Superstitious: or just plain bloody-minded because of the Empire?

We have all heard, seen, or heard about the broadcast videos featuring various white and multi-coloured ‘Celebs’ all telling the non-vaxxed to ‘move their collective arses’ towards the vaccination centres. The broadcasters, journalists, politicians and epidemiologists would never, in a million years use language like the afore-mentioned phrase; but since I don’t really care, I’ll speak the truth.

We have all heard these broadcasters dancing around the barn, saying such things as ‘those living in deprived circumstances’; or the equally obtuse ‘Multi-Generational Households’.

The bald statistics are now creeping out of the veil which has, up to now, been shrouding this lunatic attitude towards something which is designed to save their ‘effing lives; these same black, asian and minority idiots who are huddling ever closer together; seemingly chanting, “We don’t trust the NHS, the Politicians, the NHS, because they don’t like us: etc., etc.!”

I read just yesterday of a lady whose elderly relative was being visited by a District Nurse. Presumably, the old lady was being checked for bed sores, etc. which means hands-on touching and moving of the patient, to ensure that the carer is doing their jobs correctly. My own wife is visited regularly for the same purpose, so I know of that which I write about. But the alarming point which the lady made is that, when questioned, this ‘Nurse’ was not vaccinated! So how is she even allowed to visit vulnerable people?

Various Care Home organisations are stating, categorically; ‘If you wish to continue working for us: No Vaxx = No Job.

I care not for civil liberties: ‘if you come near mine, you had better be protected’: Simples! 

The judge gets it wrong; Big Time.

For the lunatic and truly dangerous act of pointing a laser pen’s beam at a helicopter, this moron only got six months, which actually means that the idiot will only serve three months; if that.

Now I don’t know if there were sentencing guidelines which the judge had to observe  when dealing with this moron and his attempt to blind the police pilot; but, if there are such limitations, they should be immediately dispensed with. 

Life without parole, would be MY interpretation of this guidance, because the charge should have been attempted manslaughter!!

Never mind the plot, check out ‘The Good Guys’

I watched a film called ‘Skyscraper’ on Netflix a few months back. The lead ‘actor’, as he was described in the promotion blurbs, was Dwayne Johnson, an alarmingly tall, one-legged ( lost the leg and his career) uber-muscled bloke who climbs, jumps and runs INTO a Hong-Kong based super-tall burning building whilst attempting to rescue his family; who are of course trapped inside this same building.To describe the plot is beyond my memory banks, but the whole burning building thing was created using Computer Graphic Imagery (CGI), so the whole flames, burning skyscraper, crane-jumping thing lost an impact because it was so obviously false.

But the single thing which prompted my interest was the fact that, apart that is from Dwayne and his family, all the ‘Good Guys’ i.e the police, both local and national; were all Chinese: and all the bad guys, were either European Whites, Brown or Black. Could this have been due to the fact that the vast majority of the cash came from Mainland Chinese sources? And we just don’t want to upset ‘The Money’?

US Supreme Court Justices Thomas, Gorsuch and Alito spot on.

When the Supreme Court of the United States decided not to call any Election cases for review, one of the three guys with stainless steel as the major component in their spines took the step of publishing this dissent, beginning with the words “Our fellow citizens deserve better and expect more of us,”.

By a single vote, the SCOTUS denied President Trump his day in court, and Judge Thomas was blunt in calling out the whole electoral system on its failings, time-related, voting scrutiny, and allowance of a fraud-prevalent practice, i.e. Mail-in voting.

As he stated:- “For one thing, as election administrators have long agreed, the risk of fraud is vastly more prevalent for mail-in ballots … The reason is simple: Absentee voting replaces the oversight that exists at polling places with something akin to an honour system.” As a result, one article concluded that, “voting by mail is now common enough and problematic enough that election experts say there have been multiple elections in which no one can say with confidence which candidate was the deserved winner.”  “Because fraud is more prevalent with mail-in ballots, increased use of those ballots raises the likelihood that courts will be asked to adjudicate questions that go to the heart of election confidence,” Thomas reasoned after examining several examples.

He went on to explain:- Filing lawsuits after Election Day “is often incapable of testing allegations of systemic maladministration, voter suppression, or fraud that go to the heart of public confidence in election results,” Thomas noted as additional reason to decide these legal issues now. “An incorrect allegation, left to fester without a robust mechanism to test and disprove it, drives honest citizens out of the democratic process and breeds distrust of our government. Because the judicial system is not well suited to address these kinds of questions in the short time period available immediately after an election, we ought to use available cases outside that truncated context to address these admittedly important questions,” Thomas declared. “Here, we have the opportunity to do so almost two years before the next federal election cycle. Our refusal to do so by hearing these cases is befuddling.


Justice Alito, in his published ‘Dissent’, also stated:- One wonders what this Court waits for. We failed to settle this dispute before the election, and thus provide clear rules. Now we again fail to provide clear rules for future elections. The decision to leave election law hidden beneath a shroud of doubt is baffling. By doing nothing, we invite further confusion and erosion of voter confidence. Our fellow citizens deserve better and expect more of us. I respectfully dissent. 

Americans of a conservative bent, Republican and Democrat alike, have long written off Chief Justice Roberts. In their view; he has long been regarded as ‘soft on everything’: but Kavanaugh and Coney, their lack of action on anything ‘Election-related’; is both puzzling and worrisome!

Its time for Joe Biden to come off of that fence

Whenever I write of Roman Catholics, of their beliefs, their faith, I have to record a self-interest; I used to belong to that Church, I was true to their core beliefs. But times, people and even Churches change. I left that Church because they wanted me to accept their policies without question: I reckoned that the Church was wrong on areas and matters political; so, I walked out midst sermon, and have never been back. 

The ONLY two things where I still stand with that Faith are, first and foremost; my Marriage Vows. Amongst those words were, “In sickness and in health’ was the promise made: and I am a man who keeps my promises. 

The second item is that pertaining to abortion. For long enough, my thinking was “its their bodies, its their decision”, but my mind was changed, and I now reckon that the Catholic Church’s stance on the wholesale slaughter of the unborn, when that Church categorically states that it is wrong, is, in essence, the only position to hold.

Which is why I am of the belief that the Washington Post’s essay on abortion is the start, but only the start, of a challenge to Joe Biden’s comfortable stance on that ‘third-rail’ topic. The Post’s essay, in itself a remarkable thing to see in an Administration-supporting publication such as the WaPo is. Biden’s statements that he accepts it (abortion being wrong) in his ‘personal life; but will not ‘impose it upon others’, is just what we have come to expect from a greasy, corrupt and quite possibly venal politician. 

I suspect that, in this as in so many other policy decisions and statements, he is but the ‘mouthpiece’ for the left-wing interests grouped closely behind that Resolute desk. If he truly was a ‘conviction politician’, he would come straight out and unequivocally support abortion, but that way he would instantly call down upon himself not only the US Bishops, but a hell of a lot more vocal types, many of whom would wish to rain down the very ‘fires of hell’ around Joe Biden’s head.

We have all, unfortunately, seen and heard it all before.

The calls for China to be ‘admonished’, the equally strident shouts of ‘Sanctions Immediately’, the useless calls for action from the UN Security Council; useless because Russia would block any proposal with any teeth, and of course because China wouldn’t take a blind bit of notice. Why all this high-level angst against a Sovereign Nation?

Its all because of the Muslim Uighurs, and their Genocidal treatment by the Communist Chinese State. The Chinese being, above all, astute enough to realise that Muslims, in bulk, do not make for peaceable sectors of population, decided to alter the whole balance of Muslim Uighur life. They built huge concentration camps, named them as ‘Re-Education Centres’, banned any mention of Islam in any part of the Uighurs’ life, forced them into slave labour battalions picking the cotton which China sells to the West, and, in general, behaving just like any other autocratic Dictatorship, only much more so!

We even had the GB&NI Parliament in this mix, with some MPs agitating for the British Supreme Court to be given the power to judge that a Nation has instituted ‘Genocide’ against sectors of its population; and thus to deprive that Nation of trade links. As the British Government reserves to itself that power, the move was only just defeated.

The humbling truth is that all this hot air is just that, wasted energy, The Chinese just won’t listen, because they know that nothing will happen, nothing will change, because they know that the WILL is not there. 


The answer is simple, and is spelled out in one word, one place-name, one country: TIBET.

The Chinese invaded this peaceful Nation in 1951, so peaceful that it didn;t even have a standing army, and totally subjugated Tibet in under a year. Some years later, Tibetans rebelled, the Chinese reacted in their usual manner, thousands died; and the Only man which I regard as having any resemblance to the adjective ‘Holy’ fled to India. The West? We did sweet F*** All! America sent a few Notes. A couple of Nations complained at the UN. Apart from that? NOWT: NOTHING: SWEET F*** ALL!  We even allowed this bunch of geriatric killers to stage the bloody Olympics!

That, folks, is why nothing will happen about the Uighurs. Nothing: Nada: Zilch!

Now lots of Aussies know what Facebook thinks of them.

The Australian Government, altruists all, were worried about the decline of local and national newspapers, and decided to slap a tax upon the social media giants, such as Facebook and Google.  On Thursday morning Facebook began preventing Australian news sites from posting, while also stopping Australian users from sharing or viewing content from any news outlets, both Australian and international. The social media giant said it made the decision in response to the news media bargaining code currently before the Senate, which would force Facebook and Google to negotiate with news companies for payment for content.

Facebook chopped everything from access to its pages, from  state health departments, including SA Health and Queensland Health, who were unable to post; to 1800 Respect, Mission Australia, Hobart Women’s Shelter, National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services, Australian Wildlife Conservancy and a number of other charities were also blocked on Thursday.

Facebook’s top brass are now all running around, pointing fingers and shouting “It Wasn’t Me, Guvnor!’ It seems as though they forgot that a great many ‘little guys’ depended upon the giant’s pages to get the word out, forgetting that Facebook ain’t interested in ‘the little guys’, all they are really interested in is selling adverts, and making a stonking profit while doing so. 

Google, on the other hand, saw immediately the way the wind was blowing, and signed a deal with Murdoch. Although Google had threatened to withdraw its search engine from Australia if the code went ahead, in the past week, Google has signed agreements with some of Australia’s biggest publishers, including News Corp, Nine Entertainment and Seven West Media, for payment for its News Showcase product. The Nine deal is reportedly worth $30m a year.

You cannot get ‘Smart’ on the cheap!

For what is possibly the first time, I read of a Police and Crime Commissioner who was actually talking sense.

BBC Today were talking about the badly-misnamed ‘Smart’ motorways; so-called because they didn’t want to spend £18 millions extra per mile by installing Refuge Areas at the original design distance, namely 500 metres. So they built Refuges at a distance of up to 2 miles, saving £millions. They hadn’t allowed for the Radar setup to spot a breakdown in the former Hard Shoulder, so they built the gantries, switched on the running lights, opened up the Hard Shoulder to normal fast-running traffic: and hoped for the best.

On one sector of the M25, prior to the change to ‘Smart’, there were 72 near misses, or accidents that nearly happened in the previous five years. Since the changeover, there there have been 1,485 in five years.

South Yorkshire PCC Dr Alan Billings stated that “The Department for Transport and Highways England have argued all along that these sorts of motorways are actually safe, they even go as far as to say they are safer than ordinary motorways, now I think that whatever formula they are using to come to that conclusion is wrong.

“The coroner in his verdict has made it pretty clear that these two particular lives in South Yorkshire would not have come to such a sad end if there had been a hard shoulder there, so I think this is new evidence they have to take into account.”

He added: “If they thought this type of motorway was even smarter, or safer, than a conventional motorway, then why not convert the entire system to smart motorways, making it safer? As soon as you say it, I think you realise it’s absurd.

“I think they (smart motorways) were done originally not because it was a safer way of doing a motorway, I think it was done in order to expand the capacity, get the traffic flowing by having an extra lane, but to do it cheaply, and I think we’re trading cost – cheapness – for other people’s lives.”

Adjudicating on two crash deaths on a ‘Smarter’ motorway’, coroner David Urpeth found that Mr Mercer and Mr Murgeanu were unlawfully killed; but Mr Urpeth also warned there was “an ongoing risk of future deaths” from smart motorways without a hard shoulder.

Highways England said it was addressing many of the points raised.

The plain, unvarnished truth is that all these deaths were completely avoidable; they died because of a feverish need to get things done on the cheap, to get the hard shoulder transformed into a ‘running’ lane, without the radar which might have given time to alert staff, and close the lane!

So whats on the Box ternite, Then?

I don’t watch much live television these days. The News broadcasts are, across all spectrums, basically biased in favour of the Left, the Woke, the hysterical and the massed bands of looney-tunes which follow wherever their Marxist leaders call. Most so-called ‘popular’ broadcasts, whether Soaps, ‘Diversified’ crap such as ‘Strictly’, with its same-sex couple dancing; all the quiz show timefillers, (With the honourable exception of ‘Would I Lie To You’) are just as bad. One of the very few Channels which consistently gets my view is ‘Talking Pictures TV’. It features old time films, tv series of the sixties and seventies and sometimes small gems which have been hidden from view for decades. It may well be nostalgic, but those films, those series were true to life as I remember it. However, even TPTV has been MADE to adapt to the ‘easily offended’ and otherwise ‘woke’ audiences by placing a warning about outdated views, language etc; although how anyone can watch this old-time stuff without being aware that, for some people, some language or attitude which hasn’t passed the ‘woke sniff test’ is quite possibly being broadcast to the masses. 

These ‘trigger warnings’ designed to warn the average snowflake, along with self-appointed social justice warriors just get right up my nose. When are we going to see warnings such as ‘the following programme contains gratuitous scenes of simulated same-sex intercourse, which, although legal, may upset those who firmly believe that homosexuality is wrong”; or “the following televised football game may show some players ‘taking the knee’, or adverts for the Marxist bunch known by the misleading title Black Lives Matter’. Although, again speaking personally, you wouldn’t find my remote within a light year of accessing any sports programmes; as I consider them all to be akin to the old ideal of the Roman Empire’s ‘bread and circuses’ pap for the masses.

Small gems which have appeared on TPTV, such as The Small Back Room are now in peril because TPTV has been threatened by an OFCOM investigation because there was a complaint about a showing of series episode on Boxing Day which featured a cast character in BLACKFACE. As Colonel Kurtz might remark, “The Horror, The Horror!’ This small channel, run by a father/daughter combination from a garden shed in Watford, would be financially crippled if stung with a hefty fine from OFCOM. Former BBC chairman Michael Grade stated that he has written to the regulator calling the decision ‘a serious error of judgment and a worrying precedent’. Grade says the investigation into Talking Pictures — which attracts 3.5 million viewers a week — seeks only to ‘patronise, infantilise and demean the intelligence’ of the audience.

So, remember this, when your parents possibly cannot watch films made when THEY were young, this all came about because of ONE complaint from some OFFENDED WOKE CNUT, about a Blackfaced character, in a series which is no longer made, and was shown on Boxing Day, together with that ‘woke warning’; so beloved of those all so easily ‘offended’!

Here is the news, and these are the views.

As I am fascinated with and by American politics, I try and keep myself updated with most things American. The main news source for me comes from two sources. The first is a daily snap-through view of the New York Times. My choice of reading may surprise some, but to paraphrase Sun Tzu “If you know the enemy, and know his thinking and his lies, and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles”. The second comes from The Epoch Times, its webpages and its YouTube videos ‘Facts Matter with Roman Balmakov.’ The Epoch Times has been honoured by demonetization of its YouTube broadcasts; I state honoured’ because if your opponents are trying to silence you, you must be on the right track. I view other resources, but these are the main ones.

Very recently, the Epoch Times ran a survey asking for readers views on their lists of ‘Best’ and ‘Worst’ Presidents. I give you screen-shotted views of both lists:-

Obviously, the opinions and listings are the readers own views brought to life, and of course are coloured by their own experiences; the favourites are self-explanatory: but to place Joe Biden, by 89% as the second least favourite has to say something, even after less than a month into his Presidency.

(Update) One Law for us, but Definitely Another for Them

If a newspaper, a social media user or a TV personality intrudes into my private life, exposes me or mine to ridicule or untrue allegations, and if I have somewhat deep pockets; I can sue them through a British Court of law. The ONLY thing which stops many from resorting to the Courts on this type of activity is that which I mentioned: the Cost of such an action.

When the Mail on Sunday printed whole sections of a letter from Meghan Mullarkey to her estranged Dad, Meghan and her pussy-whipped Prince promptly sued. The newspaper accepted the suit, battle lines were drawn, and various legal avenues were extensively and expensively pursued. The America-based Duchess suddenly applied for a long delay, which was granted for ‘personal reasons’. Mullarkey then asks the Judge for ‘summary judgement’; meaning that the whole idea of a trial is short-circuited, based upon the Judge’s reading of evidence produced in private: and that Judgement is granted.

The question must and should be asked; was the summary judgement given because the evidence submitted in private was so overwhelming, or was it delivered because of who Meghan Mullarkey and her ginger man are?

I don’t normally read or even comment upon these people, their ideals and strange ideas about their privacy, even when they have also revealed that their American mansion has ‘only’ 16 bathrooms: but I do feel comment is necessary when it seems that undue favour has been delivered.


On 11th February, Meghan Mullarkey was handed this victory WITHOUT A TRIAL. Courtesy of a Judge

On 15th February we read this.

Now normally I am no conspiracy theorist or apologist. I prefer facts to fiction, but this concurrence, this almost unbelievable happenstance does give me pause to consider just that. Was she given the ‘Victory without a Trial’ because of the impending release of all those headlines?

Mine own opinion?

I reckon the Mail on Sunday should not delay any further before appealing the Judge’s decision. No lawyer I; but that is what I would do, based upon the evidence already in the public domain.

One Law for us, but Definitely Another for Them

If a newspaper, a social media user or a TV personality intrudes into my private life, exposes me or mine to ridicule or untrue allegations, and if I have somewhat deep pockets; I can sue them through a British Court of law. The ONLY thing which stops many from resorting to the Courts on this type of activity is that which I mentioned: the Cost of such an action.

When the Mail on Sunday printed whole sections of a letter from Meghan Mullarkey to her estranged Dad, Meghan and her pussy-whipped Prince promptly sued. The newspaper accepted the suit, battle lines were drawn, and various legal avenues were extensively and expensively pursued. The America-based Duchess suddenly applied for a long delay, which was granted for ‘personal reasons’. Mullarkey then asks the Judge for ‘summary judgement’; meaning that the whole idea of a trial is short-circuited, based upon the Judge’s reading of evidence produced in private: and that Judgement is granted.

The question must and should be asked; was the summary judgement given because the evidence submitted in private was so overwhelming, or was it delivered because of who Meghan Mullarkey and her ginger man are?

I don’t normally read or even comment upon these people, their ideals and strange ideas about their privacy, even when they have also revealed that their American mansion has ‘only’ 16 bathrooms: but I do feel comment is necessary when it seems that undue favour has been delivered.

Government by Diktat

That the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (All Tiers and Self-Isolation) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (S.I., 2021, No. 97), dated 28 January 2021, a copy of which was laid before this House on 29 January, be approved.

At least there were 24 Tory MPs who had the guts to state that this Government should not govern by Decree. 

At least there were 24 Tory MPs who can see that there is something very, very wrong whereby a Whole Nation is held, with few exceptions, in their own home under threat of heavy fines, or even jail.

At least there are 24 MPs who know what Democratic Accountability looks like.

We now know where we stand exactly with this so-called Tory Prime Minister, along with his lackeys!

At last, A Senior Tory Minister With the Right Attitude

Home Secretary Priti Patel has levelled her weaponry, and blasted both barrels at the BLM bunch, with their feigned outrage at everything White and thus Racist; along with everything else they detest.

In an interview on LBC’s Call the Cabinet, this lady tells it like it is. Asked about last years ‘Taking the  Knee’ protests, and the BLM protests in general, and asked if she would adopt the symbol of injustice, the Home Secretary said: “No I would not. There are other ways in which people can express their opinions.”

Criticising the targeting of statues, Ms Patel added: “Protesting in the way in which people did last summer was not the right way at all. 

“We saw statues being brought down,” she said, adding: “Some councils making, quite frankly, a stance around statues and street names. There are other ways in which those discussions can take place.”

My only hope is that this lady gives those same forthright opinions to the various Chief Constables and the truly ridiculous Crime Commissioners who are supposed to ‘preserve the peace’ in England. The disgraceful manner in which BLM clowns marched in paramilitary fashion in Brixton without any attempt made to curb this truly menacing display is but typical of present-day policing in England today.

Will her statements bring the BLM and other marxist endeavours to heel? Knowing the present standards of lax policing, I doubt it very much.

“and here is Our version of The News”

As ever, the BBC flagship news and comment programme BBC Today was in form when broadcasting and commenting upon the Senate ‘Impeachment’ trial, or rather as the BBC stressed; the ‘Second Impeachment’ trial of President Donald Trump in 13 months. They broadcast recorded segments of ‘panicked’ Capitol police officers calls during the advance, they also broadcast sectors of the House guys in their denunciation of the President and his ‘Calls for Insurrection’. 

But the words we shall not hear, from either the House managers or the BBC fellow-travellers, are the actual words of President Trump, when he said “I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard.”.

The House managers played their videos, and voices cracked as Senators denounced the attackers, This was all covered, in detail, by that same BBC.

I now await the President’s defence. I just wonder how much detail, how much verbatim evidence, will be broadcast, to a BBC British audience?

Will it be down to the same detail as that of the House prosecutors? 

Will the other small detail of the 2nd Impeachment being called with absolutely no hearings, no  calls for evidence be even mentioned by that same BBC?

Will that small detail of the utter failure of that first Impeachment be mentioned, even in passing, especially by a bunch of Trump-hating BBC ‘journalists ?

For those in peril whilst in China

I have long held a deep detestation for the Chinese Communist Party, its policies, its total disregard for the welfare of the Billion-odd Chinese who are ruled by this geriatric dictatorship.

As readers may know, I have long held a special place in my own mind for seamen, or, as the modern idiom goes, seafarers. From my own few years as an Engineer Officer to the present, my life and manner of thinking has been coloured by the fact that, once away from land; you are the only one. You have to decide how to proceed, how to overcome whatever problems which may beset your ship; because, whether your education is biased towards navigation and safe voyaging, or alternatively if your job is purely Mechanically or Electrically biased: whatever you decide matters; because those decisions are solely based  upon your education, your experience, or even sometimes, your instincts.

But once your vessel was tied up to a dockside wharf, we also had the benefit of shore-based knowledge, of a wealth of facilities, whether technical, financial or even medical. At least, that is how it used to be. If a seafarer presented with life-changing medical symptoms when thousands of miles away from land, the only call would be a crackly conversation between ship and shore, with, usually, the Second Mate making sometimes life-changing decisions for a patient’s treatment, based upon the symptoms and diagnoses relayed by radio communications only. These days, things are so much more improved, with Internet-aided video communications aiding both diagnosis and treatment over truly long distances.

Or so we are told. Maybe such medical help and advice is available in just about every Country with sea-going ports, people and facilities: with the exception of, seemingly, just one Country! As related by Splash Marine Magazine; they do things differently in China; like, after passing the buck between officials upon an urgent request for an ambulance, for medical aid for a man who was vomiting blood; after a twelve hour wait, a ‘doctor arrives, the patient is moved to the ambulance, the ‘doctor’ plugs his nose, and gives him some pills: AND THEN THE PATIENT, A CHINESE NATIONAL, IS RETURNED TO THE SHIP.

I write of an amazing man

Just over one hundred years ago, the infant was born who grew up to be, in the eyes of many, the epitome of the true hero, Captain Sir Tom Moore.

After a lifetime of service to his nation, this slightly crumpled ex-military man decided that he, a man who now only moved courtesy of a slightly-posh version of a zimmer frame, should do something to help and aid the NHS. He wanted to salute the work that the whole Service was doing in combating this Virus which had originated in China, and was busy ravaging all of Europe, the British Isles and ever onwards.

He decided that her would set himself a target of One Hundred circuits of his garden, hoping that, through his efforts, he might raise £1,000 for NHS Charities. As chance would have it, the story of this small, indomitable figure pushing his walking frame caught more that the public’s imagination; I believe the term applicable would be ‘Captain Tom went viral’. His efforts raised over £30 millions for those Charities, as well as the Post Office having to set up a special Sorting Office to cope with the 140,000 birthday cards sent from around the world. 

He was the recipient of a major fly-past with both Hurricanes and Spitfires, again on his birthday.

He was knighted by Her Majesty the Queen for his services to Charity.

He died after a brief battle with that same Virus which had brought him to fame.

Farewell, Captain Sir Tom Moore; the Elysian Fields will have no stronger or more welcome competitor than yourself!