The true Insanity of the Environmental Idiots.

I am a great believer in the fruits of modern technology. I also assent to the belief that, where possible, large infrastructure projects should encompass, wherever reasonable, attempts to limit their impact upon the unspoilt nature of our countryside.

I also believe that T’Internet (Computers, silicon technology, chips, server and connectivity) is possibly the second most important invention in modern history, the first being the invention of the printed word. I mention this opinion because, during my tattered memory searches, dredging forgotten facts from my school days and Merchant Navy life when still a young man brought, through ‘Google’ search, a definitive position of a time when I swam in 25,000 feet deep water in the Pacific Ocean, whilst our ship was drifting whilst we were waiting for the swells to die down so we could berth at Ocean Island, to load guano. That same guano, one of the richest and purest forms of fertiliser, has also resulted in the near desolation of both Ocean and Nauru Islands, as the phosphate workings have, over the last ninety years, have denuded the entire island landscape of any possibility of living as the native population used to do. A book, whose title was recovered after a search lasting approximately three clicks on a trackpad, named ‘A Pattern of Islands’, which I read in my late schooldays; was the story of a trainee early Twentieth-Century British Colonial Administrator, in his twenty-five years on the Islands.

However, I digress: back we go to modern technology, but not leaving fertiliser. Trial bores and other techniques discover a huge deposit of potash under the North Yorkshire moors. The company involved in the search made the usual planning applications, as it was a huge project to dig a huge and very deep shaft to gain access to the potash seams, and then transfer the product some thirty miles to a new dock on the river Tees. Now the usual method of transporting this type of material is by a series of conveyor belts across the country. These belts being surface mounted, all the company would have to do would be to survey and choose the best route, to avoid the necessity for bridges, short tunnels etc. and the landowners and farmers could be compensated for the trouble felt during the construction period and the nuisance of having a large industrial transport scheme across their lands. The cost? My own estimate, for a run of approximately thirty-odd kilometres, would be about £40 million pounds.

 

But, ‘hey oop’, as the average liberal, environmentally alert & conservation-minded Yorkshireman might state, ‘You can’t run your conveyor routes there: thats all inside the North York Moors National Park! It would be a permanent huge scar upon an area of natural beauty, and it cannot be allowed!

 

So the Potash Mine company, being dead clever, said ‘Oh, forsooth, and Nay; Lad’. We shall tunnel from the minehead all the way to the dock in Teesside, and you won’t even see it. True, we’ll have to dig four sites to allow the tunnel boring machines to be set in place, as well as the huge cranes building the actual minehead plant, but once its up and running, we’ll be planting trees to disguise the site, and you won’t see anything! The actual cost of a tunnel boring machine, weighing in at 1,800 tonnes and measuring 220 metres long, costs over £200 millions each, but we don’t mind buying four, because we love the environment!’

 

So, Sirius Mining got their Planning Application approved, and the liberals were unhappy, but mollified because they won’t see the conveyor belts, because they’re all enclosed in that tunnel. So the views across the North York Moors National Park will be unsullied, and as we head South, all we’ll see is the grass, and the sheep, and the .sweeping grandeur of the Moors ……….

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Milkshake; or Sulphuric Acid

The ‘comedy’ slots on both BBC tv and radio, over the years, have become dominated by the Left, with very few exceptions. This, given the normal viewpoint of the Beeb, which just does not reflect any centrist or right-wing viewpoints at all, is, unfortunately, to be expected. The totally biased, and to my own mind abominable ‘The News Quiz’ dominated by hard-line left so called comedians such as the weirdy ‘Sandy Toksvig’ and the late, very-unlamented Jeremy Hardy; with their constant digs at President Trump and any other right wing targets: was typical of the BBC’s so-called comedy output.

 

Up until a couple of days ago, the BBC’s ‘Have I Got News For You’ was a programme I normally like and watch. Most unusually, there was some kind of balance, with Left and Right being equally exposed to ridicule, and also with the presence of the formidable intellect of Ian Hislop, the author, writer, Private Eye editor; and, for my own mind, one of the most influential voices in the broadcast media.

 

At 09.00 minutes into the Episode 8 show, the scripts touched on the milkshake attacks on Nigel Farage, Tommy Robinson and the Candidate MEP who involved himself with ‘Not Rape’ comments about a Labour MP. The attacks were jovially received and commented upon, with a small demur from the Labour MP, but in the main, those attacks were brushed aside as literally, ‘Acceptable Standards of behaviour in Politics Today’. Milkshake deluge was ‘acceptable behaviour’ knowing the recipients; was funny, seen as humorous, and ‘understandable”. These comments were general from all on the panel, inclusive of Ian Hislop.

 

I do wonder if these attacks had been carried out on Labour or indeed on Tory politicians on the stump; if they would have been judged with the same degree of humorous understanding, and acceptance that it was all ‘A Jolly Jape’: and that, given the political stances of Farage, Robinson et al; just ‘TO BE EXPECTED’!

 

I shall not labour the point too heavily, except to point out that there were 2,000 acid attacks in the last three years in this United Kingdom, with many victims scarred and disfigured for life!

Two names for today Lee Rigby & Ignacio Echeverría.

Lee? Most of us who actually watch, remember and drink from the fountains of truth know who Lee Rigby was. He was the unfortunate soldier targeted by two Terrorists. He died because he was wearing a T-shirt from the military charity Help For Heroes. not a military uniform, but, to all intents and purposes he may as well have been. These two murderous thugs were out for ‘Jihad’, but the police refused to kill them, as they hoped. Instead they subdued them, arrested them, and then, after due legal process, both were given full life terms.

 

But Ignacio? Ignacio who? Exactly! He was the MAN who stepped forward, and attacked the jihadis who were killing innocent civilians in the Borough marketplace. His weapon? A skateboard. He had returned from a skateboard session, and was angling towards a pint in a bar when he saw a woman being stabbed by one of the Muslim Jihadi terrorists. So he hit him with his skateboard; and he died for his bravery, died from the blade wounds which slashed through his skin and into his valiant heart.

 

And why is it exactly that Ignacio’s name is virtually unknown? After all, he posthumously received a George Cross for his bravery, that decoration being handed to his parents who had travelled from Spain. Why is it that this HERO is not remembered in any way, shape or form anywhere on the streets of our Capital City, where he gave his life in an attempt to protect others!

 

We do not hear anything from the ‘chattering classes’ of his bravery. Is this lack of publicity because of a lack of knowledge? Nope; in my own estimation it is because of one thing, and one thing only: Ignacio Echevarria’s death was caused by Islamic Extremism. His death is at the door of Islam, and some of its followers. By Muslim fanatics faithful to a Religion which tells them that if they die, and take ‘unbelievers’ with them, they will inherit ‘paradise’; along with the eighty virgins. He died for the one thing which is virtually silenced these days, because if you speak of Muslim terror, or Muslim rape and grooming gangs, you are breaching the virtual embargo against anything which tells the truth.

 

We have a statue of a Terrorist in Parliament Square: Lee has two memorials, one in a church, the other on a pavement slab.

Lets have a street, or a London square, named after Ignacio, who died fighting for others!

Revenge is a dish best served cold!

Andrea Leadsom has waited, patiently, for nearly three hard, bitter years, working for a woman who, some believe, was responsible for the diversionary tactics which forced her to withdraw from the Tory Leadership race.

 

She made an off-hand remark about Theresa May during a newspaper interview, in which she suggested being a mother meant she had a larger stake in society than May. She admitted she had been left in tears at the weekend after a stream of colleagues said she was inexperienced and had been insensitive. She was also targeted by comments saying she had padded her CV regarding her position at a firm of investment bankers. Instead of battling on, and at least giving the Tory electorate a chance to state their choice, she withdrew, and let May become Prime Minister by default, or coronation; or whatever!

 

She had served In the previous Cabinet, she then served under May in DEFRA, and then as Leader of the House. Some naively considered her a May loyalist, but I believe she was patiently awaiting the time when Theresa May really depended upon the Cabinet’s backing, as she foolishly pushed for the Withdrawal Bill (with added referendum and ‘worker’s rights’)

 

Like the very successful assassin she has turned out to be, she knew exactly the right time to slip the dagger in between the ribs of this foolish woman who had proclaimed ‘Leave’, and then had done everything to abort that ‘Leave’ procedure.

 

Now that’s the sort of politician I understand; and if I were still a Tory Party member, I would give her my vote for Prime Minister!

 

Tommy Robinson. An alternate voice?

As with many commentators, I have my doubts about Tommy Robinson. He is divisive, he is clever and calculating, he is, and has been, a target for both the Establishment, the Political elite and the Mainstream Media. I watch his many videos and broadcasts, he seems to be a one-trick voice, but a threat to the established order? What can one voice achieve? Quite a lot, it seems.

We have noted the seeming ‘its all a bit of a joke’ reporting of the ‘milkshake’ attacks on Tommy Robinson, and latterly on Nigel Farage. Its not just a ‘bit of a laugh! What are the chances of some twisted individual deciding to uprate the ferocity, by buying a milkshake container, and after emptying it, refilling with drain cleaner or another acid? Would that be  deemed ‘just a bit of fun’?

If OoL readers have not yet clicked, I upload a video of the Tommy Robinson MEP campaign meeting in Oldham. The video shows the Tommy Robinson viewpoint regarding the truth of how the attacking force were lead and guided by THE POLICE  through various streets to the actual place where the meeting was taking place. Seen any of the reporting of this meeting, held by a candidate for the European Parliamentary Elections? Headlines such as :-

  • Tommy Robinson: Police vehicles damaged during clashes at campaign event in Oldham
  • Violence as Tommy Robinson visits Oldham
  • Police blast ‘ill-informed speculation’ after Muslim Defence League and Tommy Robinson supporters come face-to-face in Oldham
  • Nazi scum’ Tommy Robinson supporters and rival protesters clash in ugly scenes
  • Oldham: Riot police clash with group of protestors

The video sections where the attacking force was assembled and marched/guided were obviously uploaded by members of the attacking force themselves, so that might be interpreted as the police officially condoning this violent assembly; but that again is only my interpretation of events. It does look as thought there was a guiding hand from above helping these people massing towards a confrontation. I would only point out one more significant fact; some of these Muslim attackers came from Halifax, thirty-eight miles away from Oldham!

If thats Limbo: Sign Me up!

A member of the Grenfell ‘survivors’ is quoted as saying “‘We are living in a limbo, increasingly frustrated and we need to know there will be some resolution soon. A slow justice is a painful justice for all of us.’ She was presumably talking about the allegedly-terrible trauma being inflicted on this bunch by the leader of the Grenfell Inquiry, as he has refused to publish an Interim Report. This omission is of course part of the trauma; in that these ‘survivors’ are precluded from standing in clumps, adjacent to the burnt-out tower remains, and being filmed by every gullible tv news crew, as they state, once more, how terrible it all has been, and how no-one’s been arrested, or even slung in jail, for the high crime of making the tower block in which this rag-tag army of illegal immigrants, shysters and bogus asylum seekers lived, warmer. The Inquiry chairman has acted so despicably because, in legal terms, “ Sir Martin Moore-Bick has previously said he does not consider it appropriate to make interim recommendations ahead of the report.”

 

I mean, how terrible, that these people haven’t been provided with hour-by-hour updates on what the Inquiry Chairman is thinking! It truly beggars belief how badly these people have been treated. These poor people, who have collectively been paid some£27,000,000.00 as part of the wonga collected in the immediate aftermath of the fire itself. Add to that total the amount spent on hotels, new flats and not forgetting that block of sixty flats paid for by the City of London which were given to some of the surviving families. Although it is thought that some of the new tenants will be slightly less pleased to find they cannot share the Dedicated 24 Hour Concierge & Private Leisure Facilities, including Swimming Pool, Gym & Cinema. Affordable Housing rules are subtly different, but they will be so grateful! Or will they?

 

Me, with that sort of cash and super accommodation on offer, I’m thinking of cladding my own home in the same materials, which were all approved in terms of Building Standards as that around Grenfell; and taking my chances for a similar spot in LIMBO!

 

A One-plank Party: or a One-Party State?

Gazing at the updated EU Parliament polling statistics, I see what has been published and stated about Farage and his Brexit Party; and then check what the ‘Man’ has said about his Party’s policies, and I am slightly perturbed.

We all know about Farage’s past, from his earlier days as a metals broker in the City, to his transformation of a moribund Political Party of protest, into a political machine which was so feared by Cameron that he was forced to concede an In/Out Referendum on Europe to try and stem UKIP’s march onwards.

But no-one seems to have forecast the massed bands of voters transforming their allegiances from the Old Political Parties to this brand spanking new identity. The only ones who had any inkling that this ‘tsunami’ was rolling towards the EU polls were those who, despite voting ‘Leave’ in that historic Referendum, knew why they were accompanied by the other 17.4 million. They knew that, amongst those millions, were at least three million who had NEVER VOTED BEFORE!

I haven’t much time, normally, for political pundits. Most political animals disrespect the ‘plebs’, those strange people who watch ‘Corrie’, or ‘Eastenders’, or ‘Love Island’; or indeed any of the so-called ‘Reality’ TV shows (so-called because they are truly light-years away from true reality). The politicians, and their hangers on, along with the TV and media journalists, just do not understand, or even attempt to understand, the real lives of the sixty million who provide their comfy houses and flats, whose taxes pay for their pouting and preening on various TV and Radio programmes.

I’ll give you one example of how much they simply do not ‘get us’. Recall, if you would, the tornado of criticism which landed, fair and square, full in the face of ex-Prime Minister Gordon Brown; speaking to an elderly Rochdale resident: when he called an elderly lady, who had the temerity to state that she didn’t like all these immigrants coming in; “some bigoted woman”! Imagine, an elderly lady, the very stuff of Middle England, telling a Labour Prime Minister the truth; as she saw it! The damage limitation went on for days! The simple truth that Westminster lives and operates in its own ‘bubble’ is well known; not so well known is the studied indifference to the woes and worries of ANYONE who lives outside the M25. We are there to vote, every five years; and vote in the way which is expected: and then to bloody shut up and respect our betters!

I am fairly well-read and educated when it comes to politics. I read, voraciously. I devour news stories because I want to know the truth about the decisions taken on my behalf, and why my views aren’t taken into account?

We went to the polling stations, that June morning now almost three years ago, and we told them, “We want to Leave”.

Millions of people thought as I did. But two-odd years later, I sadly recorded the epitaph to a dream. I said,” So, the 17.4 millions glumly watch as our dreams are squashed flat, folded up, packed carelessly away, labelled ‘Not Wanted on Voyage’. “T’was a nice dream whilst it lasted, but reality is peeking, slyly, around the corner; the European trash, the Elite, the Remainers have all but won. And we don’t even own a Yellow Vest between the lot of us!!!”

And then, because of the machinations of surrender had not been complete, because some MPs wanted this: and other MPs wished for that; we were forced to ASK for a Brexit Extension, and then another Extension, and then someone noticed the truly fabulous fact that we had to vote in the EU elections, because we hadn’t left, and we were still an EU member state. And then that bloke popped up his head, right above the parapet, and stated “I’m Back’! From nowhere, Farage’s Brexit Party has enlisted 100,000 members each paying £25.00, so that they have a nest-egg of over £2.5 million; along with massive ratings on every poll recorded.

We do not, as yet, know much about Farage’s Brexit Party; mainly because he hasn’t told anyone. He might just sweep the Euro Elections, giving a boost to his message towards Westminster “I’m Back.” But I’ll reserve judgement until I see if he makes promises he might keep, as opposed to promises he will keep. He is, after all, JUST ANOTHER POLITICIAN.