As far back as 2010, when the totally corrupt criminals who headed FIFA handed QATAR, one of the wealthiest Arab States in the world, the 2022 World Cup, I sat back and prepared, even planned for a really good laugh when this bunch of royal despots’ plans came to fruition. The possibilities of corruption upon an industrial scale were widely exposed and realised: mainly because ALL Muslims accept that bribery and corruption are acceptable, and are indeed slightly puzzled by Western ideals that bribery is just unacceptable in both public and private life.
I worked alongside two Muslim civil engineers on a construction site; two men whose education and knowledge of their jobs was superb: but both men saw absolutely nothing wrong with paying or indeed accepting a bribe. Escalate that skein of thought to a Nation State; and I believe that is how Qatar won the right to stage the highest event in the world of professional Football.
Immediately upon receipt of the Award news, the Qatar bandits threw their first verbal hand grenade Into the works by declaring that maybe some commentators were maybe right, and having all of the world’s best players going down with heatstroke upon Arrival in Qatar, never mind playing several matches in heat measuring 45 degrees Centigrade, wasn’t the best plan in the world, and could FIFA move the World Cup games to be played in the Qatar winter, where it is only 30 Degrees C. in the evening?
So FIFA, Sepp Blatter and all his corrupt colleagues, who had taken the Qatari gold, found themselves having to go to the FIFA membership, and murmuring that the Committee had unfortunately forgotten that Qatar is a DESERT country, extremely hot, and would they excuse this oversight, break up the traditional winter schedules for some 100-odd national teams, and set them down in the bloody desert because the wogs are building the stadia, the hotels, and everything else.
But fast forwards to 2022, FIFA were almost relaxing, with all the roadblocks moved away, everything seems fine, the teams are arriving: yes there are a few murmurs about the ban on homosexuals, but nobody’s going to go home over the way a bunch of shirt-lifters is treated, and then the bloody Qatari Royal Family gets the word, a bit late in the day, that FIFA has signed a multi-million dollar contract with Sponsor Budweiser, to sell BEER in humoungous quantities, at all seven arenas!
There was a story, in the Breitbart News, regarding the contest to select the Miss Greater Derry 2023 in New Hampshire, part of the Miss America organisation.
My headline? View the picture of the Winner, and then maybe you will understand my immediate reaction, which was to wonder what all the other young women were thinking about, when they decided to remain in the contest, after realising what the Opposition actually was?
I watched the first episodes of ‘The Crown’, the drama series on Netflix. I found it watchable, interesting in the exploration of motives, or rather scripted motives, of the key players in this expensive ’Reality Show’ version of the real Royal Family. Without revealing too much of any of the plot strands depicted; possibly the most revealing segment of the thinking behind the writers’ was depicted with the ill-named ‘second honeymoon’ on a billionaire’s yacht in the Mediterranean. On the ‘honeymoon’ with Diana, Charles and their two sons, were all of Charles’ friends, hangers-on and supporters. Depicted seated at a table set on the deck at the stern of the yacht, Charles was detailing ‘his’ ideas for the trip, which was composed of visits to various ancient Roman sites full of statuary and knocked down pillars, and smaller versions of Rome’s Colosseum: and Diana asks when would there be time for shopping, beaches, and just fun for their sons? The reaction of the heir to the Throne, as depicted in the Netflix drama, would probably have been reflected in reality: which was an accurate assessment of the difference between the two people at the head of this drama.
But, strangely, in this screen version of reality; as well as in the superb Oscar-winning film, The Queen, the reality of the Third member of that Royal Marriage is just hinted at, at least in the episodes viewed so far. The woman, to whom Charles really was devoted to for the best part of his life, the married woman, with whom the heir to the British Throne was extremely regularly committing adultery: she hardly ever appears, but is seemingly always there. He could have remained single until the cuckolded husband, Andrew Parker-Bowles, finally got fed up with Charlie’s leavings, and divorced the cow; but he was under more and more pressure to marry, and to produce the Heir, and the Spare! So he lied through his teeth, deceived that beautiful girl who became his wife, and continues his adulterous liaisons with Camilla throughout the whole of his sham marriage to Diana.
I will watch the rest of this drama series with interest, but, knowing the reality of how that beautiful wife and mother were treated in real life; can never forget how she was treated by the Royal Family, because she just would not stay quiet because she learned how badly she had been deceived by her husband, she just would not accept that ‘that was the way things are’: I have more than a little sympathy for those people with the placards which read “No King of Mine!”
I have not been writing a great deal in the past few weeks, as I’ve been dealing with other things, but; after watching the TV news just this afternoon, I decided to comment.
The single source of my annoyance? The stories about how almost 70,000 households have been switched, by the use of a selective electronic circuit in their strangely-named ‘Smart Meters’ from paying by the chosen method of a Direct Debit, to a pre-payment service: with absolutely NO NOTICE whatsoever!
Now I have written previously about these so-called ‘Smart Meters’, and about how the only way that a consumer can actually “save money” with using these infernal devices is to switch any or all devices OFF. To be perfectly frank, the only bunch that wins from the connection of a ‘Smart Meter’, are the bloody suppliers and generators of both electricity and gas.
But here’s the truly annoying thing that even I did not either know or appreciate; which is that these Electronic meters can be; and have been modified so that they will ONLY WORK when a pre-payment has been made, and if the cash is not immediately available, that electricity or gas will not flow until that CASH is paid!
As winter speedily approaches, and the true cost of living rockets upwards, many of those families will suddenly find that COMPUTERS have no sympathy; no compassion; and have no gas or power to heat their homes or cook their food.