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27 March 2018

Road to freedom

1215 Magna Carta – Barons force King John to give them some rights.
1649 Charles 1st executed after civil war for trying to rule without Parliament.
1776 – American Independence - no taxation without Representation.
Pre 1832 Great Reform Bill only a few rich, male property owners allowed to vote.
1832 Great Reform Bill – voting extended for men only (1 in 7 allowed to vote).
1867 and 1884 - Male Voting Franchise extended.
1918 – The Representation of the Peoples Act – Most men over 21 and women with property allowed to vote.
1928 - Equal Franchise Act – all women and men over 21 allowed to vote – no property restrictions.
1969 Representation of the People Act – Voting age for all men and women reduced to 18.

Road to Dictatorship

21st Century – All voting rights removed - Ruled by 28 unelected EU commissioners
many from countries that are corrupt and have no history of democracy. Countries
that under no circumstances should have a say in the running of long established
democracies. Countries that have moved from one dictatorship, the USSR, to
another, the EU. Maybe they haven’t got the guts to go it alone. A Russian
dictatorship followed by a German dictatorship. Wise up people!

2016 An Access Info Europe request revealed that a total of € 439,180.62 ($577,000)
was spent by the 28 Euro commissioners in January and February alone on expenses.
Giving a stupefying £2,635,080 annual expense for 28 people or £94,000 each.

2018 - How much do our 28 unelected dictators cost? £220,000 a year salary for an
ordinary commissioner, add generous expenses, rising to £267,000 for the President
plus very generous expenses. There’s £7 million of your money just on the salaries
for the dictators.

There are also over 10,000 EU Civil Servants that earn over £150,000 a year again
with generous expenses. That is a stupefying £150,000,000 without expenses!

This is truly a wonderful gravy train. All the hotels and restaurants around the EU
parliament are 5 star. Hope it gives you a warm feeling that you are generously
looking after these people who have got to the top of the dung heap while you
struggle to make ends meet because of their crass policies.

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09 February 2018

Now is the globe shrunk tight
Round the mouse’s dulled wintering heart.
Weasel and crow, as if moulded in brass,
Move through an outer darkness
Not in their right minds,
With the other deaths. She, too, pursues her ends,
Brutal as the stars of this month,
Her pale head heavy as metal.
Snowdrop - Ted Hughes

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24 January 2018 - DAVOS - World Economic Forum

Survival of the Fattest’ by Jens Galschiøt

1% have 50% of the world’s wealth.
500 of the world’s richest people have more wealth than 50% of the poorest.
22,000 children die each day due to poverty.
1.3 Billion live in extreme poverty; less than £1 a day.
3 Billion live on less than £2 a day.
Every human life matters not just the rich or as Taj Mahal sings 'Everybody is Somebody'

Politicians and the rich talk and make deals in private - for the good of
mankind or for themselves?

Branko Milanovic, a leading economist says of the hypocritical virtue-signalling
from the world's richest individuals:
"It is cheaper to place a sticker about fair trade than to give up the use of zero-hour contracts.
They are loath to pay a living wage, but they will fund a philharmonic orchestra.
They will ban unions, but they will organise a workshop on transparency in government.”

It's time to act not talk!

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12 January 2018 - Belated Happy New Year!

The Flu got me - Mother Nature at work - Thanks Mum.
At least my Father - spared me this Time - Thanks Dad.

Thought for 2018

Look to this day for it is life,
The very life of life.
In its brief course lie all the realities
And truths of existence;
The joy of growth,
The splendour of action,
The glory of power.
For yesterday is but a memory,
And tomorrow is only a vision.
But today well lived makes every
Yesterday a memory of happiness.
And every tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well, therefore, to this day.
Ancient Sanskrit poem by Kelidasa

One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that
all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some
magical rose garden over the horizon - instead of enjoying the
roses that are blooming outside our windows today.
Dale Carnegie

Every morning is a fresh beginning. Every day is the world made new.
Today is a new day. Today is my world made new. I have lived all my
life up to this moment, to come to this day. This moment--this day--is
as good as any moment in all eternity. I shall make of this day--each
moment of this day--a heaven on earth. This is my day of opportunity.
Dan Custer