What goes through your mind…

‘If you kick every Latino out of this country, then who is going to be cleaning your toilet Donald Trump?’ During a Hot Topics segment about Donald Trump’s poll numbers with Latinos, Kelly Osbourne, pictured top, infuriated Rosie Perez, pictured bottom right, with her racist flub.

article-3185325-2B19B37B00000578-797_964x400Osbourne said: ‘If you kick every Latino out of this country, then who is going to be cleaning your toilet Donald Trump?’ Osbourne became hysterical during a break from the live broadcast and wept over fears she’ll now be seen as a racist…

What goes through your mind, comes out through your mouth. It’s an air head celebrity thing (and another point on the score board for the Trump!) Yours_Aye.

Is reality merely an illusion?

2B18FE2600000578-3185261-image-m-2_1438713875137Is our universe FAKE? Physicists claim we could all be the playthings of an advanced civilisation. The year is really 2050 and super-intelligent robots have taken over the planet. 

Except you have no idea, because you’re living in a computer simulation, depicting what life was like in 2015. Everything you see and touch right now has been created by robotic overlords who are using humanity as playthings in their virtual game. That’s the radical theory put forward by a number of scientists over the years, who claim there is a possibility that our world as we know it is fake.

Oh Bugger… I really wished I’d read that earlier, before I washed and waxed the truck for tomorrows road trip – that now doesn’t exist!  Seriously though – what planet do these Physicists come from? Yours_Aye. 

‘Joss’ of Gawton

‘Joss’ of Gawton – Staffordshire Bull Terrier. The old man of the canine triple pack is 13-years-old today, and besides a mild touch of ‘manageable’ arthritis – he’s still as bold, as strong, and as bright as a button. He still makes me smile every day with his antics, just as he has managed to do from day one when I sat and watched his birth.  Pic taken this lunchtime – Happy Birthday big man…Joss of Gawton 13 yrs old

Sadly I never continued the breed stock line from Joss, which was a tough decision but the correct one. Far too many neglected Staffies require a good home – and I have room for more in my humble abode, as well as my heart.   Yours_Aye.

Pasteurised prepared cheese product?

Kraft recalls 36,000 cases of singles because one side of the wrapper could stick to the cheese and pose a choking hazard.Earns Kraft Foods
 
According to Kraft, the recall affects three and four-pound packages of American and White American slices with a sell-by date of December 29 2015 to January 4 2016. 

Each affected batch has a manufacturing code of ‘S54′ or ‘S55′ on it and the firm is urging consumers who purchased the goods to return them immediately. The company said it had already received 10 consumer complaints and three reports of choking due to the wrappers not coming off the cheese completely.

Having once eaten a single slice of Kraft; “pasteurized prepared cheese product” (never, ever again!) I could only presume that the additional slice of plastic wrapper would add texture and flavour to the product? (Kraft isn’t permitted to refer to Singles as “cheese” because the word indicates that a product is made with at least 51%  real cheese.) Hence; “pasteurized prepared cheese product!” The ingredients being; Cheddar cheese (milk, cheese culture, salt, enzymes). Whey. Water. Protein concentrate. Milk. Sodium citrate. Calcium phosphate. Milk fat. Gelatin. Salt. Sodium phosphate. Lactic acid as a preservative. Annatto and paprika extract (color.) Enzymes. Vitamin A palmitate. Cheese culture. Vitamin D3.article-1188968-051BFB3B000005DC-782_468x584

lg_GSRAlthough there are over 700 different varieties of cheese over here in the UK – my preference is for a mild Cheddar, or a nice piece of Wensleydale. But never, ever,  Vegan cheese! I’d rather eat several slices of Kraft “pasteurized prepared cheese product” wrapped around a chunk of Stinking Bishop!   Yours_Aye.

Several days in Gawd’s county.

Looking back nowI can honestly say that the past several days have flown by. During this period, much has happened around my humble abode – most of which is attributed to visits, and stay overs of close family and friends. Unfortunately just eight hours prior to the first visit,  the external Victorian sewer pipe decided (once again) that enough was enough – and provided fun and games by partially collapsing. With shirt sleeves rolled up, and correctly attired in gum-booted waders I jumped in feet first to tackle the problem. Partway through the dig-out I was reminded of a quote on an old fighting company T-shirt – worn as a young fresh-faced Bootneck; “Always in the s**t, it’s just the depth that varies!” The result of a company run-ashore in Amsterdam, after ‘rembranting‘ several or more cudgelled Lebanese bouncers.

Company Sgt Major to the Troop Sgt; “March the first guilty barsteward in! – Pleading my innocence, and explaining the extenuating circumstances surrounding the ‘alleged incident’ to the Company Commander. – ‘Sir, I defended myself using the necessary amount of force required to restrain the man – as he attacked without any provocation on my part – his attack was violent and without warning – I was fortunate that my defence was better than his attack!” – Much muttering between the COY CDR and CSM,  followed by a sympathetic nod from the COY CDR that turned into a bellow from the CSM; “Not Guilty plea accepted – salute, about turn, quick march.” It was a busy morning for the COY CDR,  CSM, and the company sneak/scribe (clerk) – but military justice combined with a heavy dose of common sense was doled out to all concerned.

Later that afternoon, an hours heavy beasting session on the flight deck of HMS fearless was but a gentle reminder as to who run the Corps, and just how close we had all sailed to the wind… Needless to say, the COY CDR, CSM, and Troop Sgt joined in with the beasting with the remainder of the Company – minus the company sneak/scribe, because as we all know; the Company clerk runs the Company. 

‘Nipper and Hannah thought I’d laid on the visitors for their entertainment! I had to hide their biscuit treat tin, a weeks supply disappeared on the first day due to over enthusiastic handouts… Joss just took it all in his stride – he’s experienced it all before.’

Pussers_Spiced_Rum_origNormality has resumed this day, I can also hear the Westminster clock ticking and chiming in the hallway – the first time in several days. The nightmare of August starts in 48 hours time, which is a combination of business, travel, entertaining, more visits, and a hint of the unknown – that makes for a rolling ball of uncertainty. Ho-hum, I’ll sleep long enough when I’m dead!    Yours_Aye.

This post was unofficially & unintentionally sponsored by PUSSER’S SPICED RUM – Gawd Bless Em…

Wet Cumbria Vs Yorkshire dry earth

Professional and amateur photographers favour the Lake District when it comes to capturing amazing scenery. It was followed by the Yorkshire Dales, Peak District and Snowdonia National Park.article-3181466-2AFF0CFC00000578-328_636x425 At No 6, Stonehenge was the first southern spot to make the list, followed by the White Cliffs of Dover. In a second poll more than 2,000 UK adults were asked to rank the top ‘lesser-known’ beauty spots in the UK, with Scotland’s Isle of Skye ranking first. Famed for its rugged mountains and tranquil waters, The Lake District has been named the most photogenic landscape in all of Britain.

I too would have placed the lakes in Cumbria as first for such scenic photographs, but when it comes to walking the great outdoors, I believe Yorkshire knocks Cumbria into a cocked hat. Besides which, Yorkshire receives far less rain and far more sunshine  (it’s a well-known fact that Cumbria invented rain!)   Yours_Aye.

Deepa Kumar digging a hole ‘deepa’

DeepaRutgers University professor Deepa Kumar – has sparked outrage after declaring that the United States is ‘more brutal’ than the Islamic State because its invasions of the Middle East have killed 1.3million people. 

In a Twitter post, Deepa Kumar, associate professor of journalism and media studies, wrote: ‘Yes ISIS is brutal, but US is more so, 1.3 million killed in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan #NoToWar.’ Rutgers University professor sparks outrage after saying U.S. is ‘MORE brutal’ than ISIS… and it’s not her first bizarre rant.

This is the same woman who revealed herself as a Marxist, and a supporter of Palestinian terror group Hamas. Who has also written that Hamas should not be registered as a terrorist organization by the U.S government – it’s a political party…?  How fortunate for this Indian-American woman that she is allowed to spout her nonsense freely – in the land of milk and honey.    Yours_Aye.

Flood the tunnel – forever…

Flimsy fences that are no barrier: Calais security farce as wave after wave of migrants trample through the wire mesh in bid to wander on to train tracks and risk their lives to cross the Channel.article-3179276-2AF2178700000578-887_964x406

Mesh fences – flapping in the evening breeze with gaping holes cut in them – are all that stands between migrants in Calais and passage to the UK. Behind the supposed security barriers, which are similar to the surrounds of a municipal tennis court, are the Eurotunnel trains the migrants try to stow away on.2AF1ADD200000578-3178274-Desperate_Migrants_step_over_the_fence_as_they_try_to_catch_a_tr-a-5_1438206724075

Last night, as dusk fell on the railway line, astonishing scenes unfolded. First, young men and then women and children simply pulled themselves through the railside defences and on to the ballast of the tracks.

This week the migrants’ efforts have reached new levels: two mass assaults in two nights have seen more than 3,500 try to storm the tunnel. At least one migrant, a Sudanese man in his 20s, died – crushed under the wheels of a truck.

Utter poppycock, tosh, and piffle! The chain link fence pictured above is nothing more than a safety barrier – used for halting wildlife, and errant rail workers from taking short-cuts across the rail tracks. The illegal migrants pictured are a couple of miles ‘inside’ the so-called security sanctuary, having breached three inner cordons of high security fence (Security Rating 3 & 4) with impunity.29B5B17F00000578-3127904-image-a-67_1434564881823

The French police ‘farce’ have neither the funding, personnel, or the inclination, to halt the migrants. The police ‘farce’ only attend hot spot incursions (in small numbers) when international news teams film such an event. Even this token gesture is done with the consent of the powerful police union, as the police are grossly outnumbered. ‘Hygiène et de sécurité ( health & safety) being the watchword for their dereliction of duty._45009493_channel_tunnel_466 

Security within the tunnel is exceptional, as it is braced with every type of security and hazard safety camera – alongside trip sensors and alarms (all continually updated.) The migrants that did make it through to the UK were monitored throughout, and met by a police and immigration reception committee – and rounded up accordingly. 

Time enough to flood the bloody tunnels, and pull up the draw bridge on this side of the ‘English Channel.’   Yours_Aye.

As is to be expected – French ministers blame the chaos in Calais on every one but themselves, including British businesses, Channel Tunnel operators, and Libyan migrants!  Merdes politiques bureautic français!’

POTUS delusions of grandeur…

2AE7032400000578-3177520-image-a-23_1438096548678‘I actually think I’m a pretty good president’ Says Obama as he makes claim he would win a THIRD term if legally allowed to run again.

The remarks came just as CNN/ORCInternational released a poll putting the president’s approval rating at 49 percent. It’s the second month in a row that more Americans have told CNN’s pollsters that they were pleased with the job that Obama is doing than those who said they were satisfied. For most of the two years prior, a majority of Americans had expressed unfavorable opinions about the management skills of the country’s chief executive.

Delusion: An idiosyncratic belief or impression maintained despite being contradicted by reality or rational argument, typically as a symptom of mental disorder: Delusions of grandeur – A false impression of one’s own importance. Excuse me while I mop up nostril splurged tea from my key board.  Yours_Aye.

Oh for the life of a sparrow

“Come to the edge,” he said.
“We can’t, we’re afraid!” they responded.
“Come to the edge,” he said.
“We can’t, We will fall!” they responded.
“Come to the edge,” he said.
And so they came.
And he pushed them.
And they flew.

Guillaume Apollinaire

The house sparrows that nest in the eaves of my humble abode have produced their second clutch – I know this because I witnessed the first of their young take its first awkward flight this afternoon. I also know it is their second clutch, as I often hear the chicks chirp through my open office window when an adult turns up with their grub. If only my life was so bloody simple…   Yours_Aye.

USS Indianapolis

2ADAB62B00000578-0-image-a-4_1437915908010The men who survived the worst sea disaster in U.S. naval history – The survivors of the World War II sinking of the USS Indianapolis – have shared their memories of the horror story as Hollywood prepares to release two movies on the subject. Nicholas Cage and Robert Downey Jr are starring in separate films about the naval disaster as the 70th anniversary approaches on July 30. It’s a long-time coming for the survivors, who are now in their 80s and 90s and are helping the producers and actors get their stories together for the proper treatment.

Of the 1,197 men aboard the Indianapolis when it was torpedoed by the Japanese, only 317 survived after spending five days adrift in shark-infested waters, and 32 of those men are still alive today.

I hope to Gawd Hollywood pays a true tribute to the ship, its crew, and in particular to Captain Charles B. McVay III who was shamefully hung out to dry  when he was Court-Martialled by the USN.   Yours_Aye.

“Captain McVay was found guilty on the charge of ‘Suffering his vessel to be hazarded by not zigzagging.’ The court sentenced him to lose 100 numbers in his temporary rank of Captain and 100 numbers in his permanent rank of Commander, thus ruining his Navy career.”

Captain Charles McVay Testifying at his Court Martial

In 1946, at the behest of Admiral Nimitz who had become Chief of Naval Operations, Secretary Forrestal remitted McVay’s sentence and restored him to duty. McVay served out his time in the New Orleans Naval District and retired in 1949 with the rank of Rear Admiral. He took his own life in 1968.

“In the early afternoon of a dreary November day in 1968, he told his housekeeper that he would eat his sandwich later. He had shared with her earlier that he had been having nightmares about sharks. He then walked into the front yard, lay down, and shot himself in the head. He was holding a toy soldier his father had given him as a boy. Twenty-three years after the disaster, and years of receiving Christmas hate mail blaming him for the loss of loved ones, his mental anguish over the catastrophe was finally over. His question – why the Navy had taken five days to rescue him and his men, has never been satisfactorily answered. As one of the Marine survivors, Melvin C. Jacob, recounted in an interview, McVay repeatedly raised this question to anyone who would listen. But there was no answer. As Jacob stated, had even one more day gone by, there would have been no survivors from the Indianapolis.”

Ford-150 Vs Chevy’s Silverado?

Ford managed to trim significant weight from its F-150 pickup trucks this year, but there’s been some controversy in the market about whether the move to this lightweight material was too big of a trade-off for strength and durability of steel. It’s certainly more expensive to repair aluminum. Unsurprisingly, Chevrolet is one of Ford’s biggest detractors when it comes to their choice of materials.2015-chevrolet-silverado-seo-family-page-masthead-nocopy-1280x551 

So if you keep hearing the words “High Strength Steel” in Chevy’s Silverado commercials, it’s no coincidence. In this amusing promo video, they prove their point by asking volunteers which cage they’d rather get into when facing off against a grizzly bear – a sturdy steel one, or one made from aluminium. Take one guess at which one is preferred.f1515_pg_005_ext_med

In my mind – when it comes to a ‘work-horse’ truck ‘High Strength Light Alloy’ (HSLA) steel wins over aluminium every time. Unless of course it’s a pop-riveted aluminium skinned Landrover – that costs nothing more than experience to repair or replace a damaged panel.  I’d choose the black sturdy cage too…       Yours_Aye.   

Illegal Alien Crime Wave in Texas

Illegal Alien Crime Wave in Texas: 611,234 Crimes – 2,993 Murders. The murder of Kathryn Steinle on the Embarcadero in San Francisco by an illegal alien is the most familiar example of a crime committed by an alien.  But an unreleased internal report by the Texas Department of Public Safety reveals that aliens have been involved in thousands of crimes in Texas alone, including nearly 3,000 homicides.j. christian adams

PJ Media obtained a never-before-released copy of a Texas DPS report on human smuggling containing the numbers of crimes committed by aliens in Texas. According to the analysis conducted by the Texas Department of Public Safety, foreign aliens committed 611,234 unique crimes in Texas from 2008 to 2014, including thousands of homicides and sexual assaults. The report describes an alien crime wave of staggering proportions exacerbated by federal officials unwilling to enforce immigration laws. The Texas DPS report says well over 100,000 individual criminal aliens have been booked into Texas jails:

From October 2008 to April 2014, Texas identified a total 177,588 unique criminal alien defendants booked into Texas county jails.  These individuals have been identified through the Secure Communities initiative, in which Texas has participated since October 2008. Aggregate crime totals would be even higher if crimes by many illegal aliens who are not in the fingerprint database were included.

Frightening stuff… Over here our very own champagne socialist Tony B’Liar, and his useless government – clandestinely allowed a million or so illegal migrants to cross Britain’s borders without any checks what so ever – murderers, pedophiles, drug dealers, pimps, child smugglers, organised crime gangs, etc, etc…  Illegal immigration, and uncontrolled immigration does not work – no matter what bleeding heart Liberals say.        Yours_Aye.

Many Thanks to ‘The Jolly Roger’ for the heads up reminder on the clip above.

‘Bozo’ the socialist Clown in Chief…

President Obama has no right to lecture the UK on staying in the European Union! Ladies and Gentleman, we now have a new definition of chutzpah, the Yiddish word for cheek. (It’s often defined as a boy – who, having killed both his parents, begs for mercy on the grounds that he is an orphan.)Obama Chief Clown 

Obama is a walking, talking illustration of chutzpah. Because for sheer brazen chutzpah – nothing beats the US leader (who has presented the most catastrophically inept foreign policy since Jimmy Carter) lecturing us about why we must stay in the EU to keep our influence in the world.

His record is a litany of disaster and the destruction of US influence, the consequences of which will reverberate for years, possibly decades, to come. And this is the man who has the chutzpah to tell us that we need to be in the EU to carry influence in the world.

‘Bozo’ the Clown in Chief has ignorantly blundered into the EU debate once again. It is mind blowingly obvious that he is absolutely clueless over the machinations of the European Union, and what it is capable of, and what it truly stands for. The UK is actually weakened through the bureaucratic behaviour of the EU. By leaving the EU the UK reverts back to form, allowing us to deal with the US and other countries on our own terms.Socialist EU Fail

Presently the EU represents Britain on the World Trade Organisation, it is fighting hard to take over our UN Security Council seat, and also wants its own EU army to go along with its own President, parliament, flag, european anthem, and all of the belts and whistles found within a single government. The socialist European Union is a proven political and financial failure. 

Come on ‘Bozo’ take off the grease paint – you’re clowning around on the job again, your own country needs you (like hell it does.) Wow… Déjà vu!   Yours_Aye.

Toothless EU – Vs – Roaring Asia

2AC6DD3400000578-3172730-image-m-51_1437690464476Our future is East: UK needs to move from ailing EU economies to ‘roaring Asia’, says Prime Minister. Britain must break its over-reliance on trade with Europe and seek business in ‘far-flung lands’, David Cameron says today. In an article for the Daily Mail, he said the UK should shift its focus towards the ‘roaring’ economies of the East. ‘Cameron with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in 2013.’0627800600000514-3172730-image-a-53_1437690774624

 

 (Chancellor George Osborne has already agreed to work with BRICS, and overrode strong advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office by doing so.) 

The Prime Minister pledges to rediscover the heritage of ‘Elizabethan endeavour’, when British explorers crossed oceans to open up trade links. He writes that the Labour government ignored the issue of trade outside Europe while in power, resulting in Britain’s share of global trade falling. And he repeats his demands that Brussels must cut red tape and encourage competitiveness to foster trade with China, India and Brazil – pointing out that he will be making it part of his EU renegotiation deal ahead of an in/out referendum.

Prime Minister David Cameron wants to foster trade with China, India and Brazilfifth-brics-summit-ap

What Cameron fails to mention is the acronym ‘BRICS’ in full; Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. (As much as I hate to mention this – China actually holds swathes of power over South Africa through its ‘longgggg’ term contracted mineral rights, and amongst other things – heavily greased political palms) South Africa also provides a stable platform through its various ports, allowing egress and access. All of which, I mentioned in a post on March 31st  2013Obama asleep on the job 

‘Come on Barry wake up – you’re sleeping on the job again!’Or was your half-hearted attempt towards forging ahead with the Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement – intentional?

You already know a few of your ‘potential’ partners from the group (Australia, Brunei, Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam and Japan) have been holding deep meaningful talks with financial grey ghosts from BRICS. So come on, shake a leg man, or you could well be left behind – your country needs you (like hell it does!)  Yours_Aye.

Carlos Danger rides again…

0C709A8C00000578-3171796-image-a-4_1437641723765Disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner has landed a job with a top PR firm that specialises in ‘crisis management’ – despite his political career being twice brought down by disastrous ‘sexting’ scandals.

MWW, which has close ties to Hillary Clinton, has confirmed it is welcoming Weiner to its board of advisors, according to the New York Post.0C70C43D00000578-3171796-image-a-7_1437641828764
The PR firm’s CEO is Michael Kempner, a well-known New Jersey fundraiser for the Democratic Party. He has raised more than $100,000 for Clinton’s presidential campaign in the last four months – making him a so-called ‘Hillblazer’.

The company was ‘pleased to welcome’ Weiner on board. He will provide insight into ‘the workings of Congress and the City of New York’.

Carlos Danger  –  King of the sewer rat’s! He certainly knows his way around the political sewers of New York, but as for ‘crisis management?’ King Carlos is a master at creating such – failing each time when applying the theory to his own schoolboy indiscretions. Here’s hoping a drop of effluent squirts Hillarity’s way. Yours_Aye.