Natalie (cuckoo) Bennet…

_62399038_015755996-1Ladies and Gentlemen; (Dramatic pause – drum roll – ‘CLASH’ of cymbals!) It gives me great pleasure to present Natalie Bennet, the (cuckoo) leader of the Green Party…

Who today spouted forth many pearls of Green Party wisdom; “It should NOT be a crime to join ISIS!” 

In addition to a previous pearl where the ‘left wing socialist’ – ‘self declared feminist’ leader suggested; The Queen could move into a council house, as a result of her [my] plans to abolish the monarchy. Cue the Green Party ‘anthem’ as Natalie is returned to her straight jacket, and gagged… Yours Aye! 

LEATHERMAN ‘TREAD’

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This summer, Leatherman Tool Group, Inc. will debut an industry first: a multi-tool that can be worn on the wrist. The Leatherman Tread is crafted of high strength, corrosion resistant 17-4 stainless steel links that include two to three functional tools each, making a total of 25 usable features like box wrenches and screwdrivers available at a moment’s notice.

“The idea originated on a trip to Disneyland with my family,” said President Ben Rivera. “I was stopped at the gate by security for carrying a knife, when what they had actually seen was my Skeletool. I was unwilling to give it up, so they made me take it all the way back to my hotel room. I knew there had to be another way to carry my tools with me that would be accepted by security.” When he returned from his trip, Rivera, who began his tenure at Leatherman Tool Group 24 years ago as an engineer, began by wearing a bike chain bracelet to see how it would feel. As his thoughts took shape, he brought his idea to the engineers at Leatherman who helped fast track his plans.

The only thing missing is a sharpened hook for scraping boy scouts out of horses hooves! I’m not here to pee on their bonfire, as I am a user of Leatherman products. But; wouldn’t you require a Leatherman on your belt to undo the screws on the the ‘Tread?’ In which case…       Just saying that’s all!  Of course I’ll end up buying one.      Yours Aye.

Jock the Marmalade Cat

2501A77F00000578-0-image-a-8_1422117325938It was a dying request of wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill that there should always be a marmalade cat called Jock living a ‘comfortable’ life at his former home. But the latest incumbent, Jock VI, has been banned from large parts of the house  

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Winston Churchill’s favourite spread on morning toast was MACKAYS The Dundee Orange ‘Marmalade.’    Yours Aye.

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill 1874 ~ 1965

On January 15, 1965, Winston Churchill suffered a severe stroke. The long-retired former Prime Minister was now 90 years old. His death came nine days later on the morning of Sunday January 24 at his home in London. Following his death, by decree of the Queen, his body lay in state for three days at Westminster Hall. It was only the second time that the Monarch had bestowed a state funeral on a Prime Minister. Some 300,000 people visited Westminster Hall to pay their respects to the man who led Britain’s defence against the Third Reich during the Second World War. On January 30 1965, Churchill’s funeral was held. The state funeral service was the largest in world history up to that point in time, with representatives from 112 nations.churchill-speechSilent crowds lined the streets to watch the gun carriage bearing his coffin make its way from Westminster to St Paul’s Cathedral accompanied by representatives from all the services. In Europe 350 million people, including 25 million in Britain, watched the funeral on television. As his coffin passed down the Thames from Town Pier to Festival Pier on the Havengore – dock workers lowered their crane jibs in a salute. The coffin was taken to Waterloo Station to be loaded onto a specially prepared and painted carriage – part of a funeral train – to take the body to Bladon, near Woodstock. He was buried in the family plot at St Martin’s Church, not far from his birthplace at Blenheim Palace. Original Story by Myles Burke of The Telegraph.           Eternally Grateful…  Yours Aye!

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill: 30th November 1874 ~ 24th January 1965

Ten to fifteen years of porridge

Smash and grab raid on Carr Jewellers shopThe incredible moment a smartly dressed City worker takes on a smash-and-grab jewellery shop raider brandishing a machete. Three-men on mopeds used sledgehammers to smash their way into ‘Carr Watches and Diamonds’ near Liverpool Street station in central London. As the gang emerged from the shop, a brave man attempted to wrestle one of the robbers to the ground before being threatened with a machete. Two of the suspects fled from the jewellers while the ‘raider’ above  was found hiding close by and arrested. City worker takes on a smash-and-grab jewellery raider

Well done that man! Whether the captured raider coughs on his accomplices or not, it makes little difference as their fate is sealed through their shared digital data. Within 24 hours there will be a few early morning ‘door-kicking-knock-knocks’ by armed police. Guilty as charged – 10 to 15 years porridge – take them down…      Yours Aye.

Super hydrophobic – man!

Laser generated surface structures create extremely water-repellent metals. Scientists at the University of Rochester have used lasers to transform metals into extremely water-repellent (super-hydrophobic) materials without the need for temporary coatings. Super-hydrophobic materials are desirable for a number of applications such as rust prevention, anti-icing, or even in sanitation uses. However, as Rochester’s Chunlei Guo explains, most current hydrophobic materials rely on chemical coatings.

Just when you think you’re at the end of your learning curve in life someone goes and invents a ‘laser generated super hydrophobic surface structure’ – and opens up Pandora’s box… I wonder if they can use the same technique on my canines paws for when we trod through a muddy field?    Yours Aye.

Two faces of Royalty…

vlcsnap-2015-01-22-10h34m37s37.jpgPrince Andrew makes his first public appearance since his ‘alleged’ involvement in a sex scandal broke – as his accuser urges him to swear on oath that he is innocent. Miss Roberts’ lawyers sent Buckingham Palace a letter requesting his ‘voluntary cooperation in answering question about his sexual interactions’ with her.

Bill Cosby Bill Cosby - a timeline of the ‘alleged’ abuse charges against the actor and comedian. Sexual abuse allegations that have dogged Bill Cosby for more than a decade.

Sexual abuse; The act of having sex with a child or old person or someone who is mentally ill, against that person’s wishes or without that person’s agreement. Abuse; To use something for the wrong purpose in a way that is harmful or morally wrong: Privilege; An advantage that only one person or group of people has, usually because of their position or because they are rich: An opportunity to do something special or enjoyable: The way in which rich people or people from a high social class have most of the advantages in society:polls_cms_eaw_1_6_justice_1020_944812_poll_xlarge Allegedly; Said or thought by some people to be the stated bad or illegal thing, although you have no proof:

“The presumption of innocence”; The principle that one is considered innocent until proven guilty. Or so the saying goes…

Those who reside within gilded walls often enjoy privileges way beyond the reach of ordinary people – one could say  almost like Royalty?  Yours Aye.

Whittier Teacher in INDIE ALASKA

I Am A Whittier Teacher in INDIE ALASKA… Erika Thompson teaches grade school in Whittier, Alaska, a town where most people live and work in one condominium association building that is only accessible by a ‘miles-long’ tunnel with limited opening hours. The story so far ‘Behind INDIE ALASKA’

Over the past few weeks I’ve been following (catching up) with almost a years worth of short film clip posts on INDIE – ALASKA, each of which I have found quite interesting. The clip above would be my version of a living hell! I doff my cap to teacher Erika Thompson.     Yours Aye.

Hotel ‘Virgin’ on insanity…

No check-in desk, a room key vending machine and free drinks at happy hour: Sir Richard Branson launches Virgin’s first city hotel. The first of 20 planned Virgin Hotels opened in Chicago on Thursday, January 15, in a 26-storey, art-deco building just minutes from the city’s famed Magic Mile.24D5ED7000000578-2916596-The_first_of_20_planned_Virgin_Hotels_has_just_opened_in_Chicago-a-1_1421747170917And with no-formal check in desk and rooms powered almost exclusively from the hotel’s app, the property is as innovative as you would expect. ‘It’s been a long-held dream to start beautiful, comfortable, fun hotels for guests and give them what they want and need while being gentle on their wallets,’ Virgin Group Founder, Richard Branson, said………. Sir Richard Branson launches Virgin’s first city hotel.133098555701587“No check-in desk, a room key vending machine, and free drinks at happy hour!” Oh dear me Sir Richard; ‘What could possibly go wrong?’         Yours Aye.

American Sniper a Hero

Piers Morgan American SniperPIERS MORGAN: it wasn’t Chris Kyle who made the decision to invade Iraq. Kyle was just told to go and do his job; to aim his expert eye through a high-powered rifle and shoot people. The American Sniper is a hero not a coward – he did his job and his job was to kill people.

Well I’ll be jiggered… This is the second time I have agreed with Piers Morgan, perhaps living in America is mellowing the champagne socialist? I agree with Piers Morgan Doh! Possession is nine-tenths of the law; Morgan resides with you, in which case he is now your responsibility.            Yours Aye.

Michael Moore slams snipers as ‘Cowards’

michael-mooreMichael Moore slams snipers as ‘military assassins’ ~ ‘They are cowards not heroes’ -  (‘Cowards’ who ‘shoot you in the back’) – on the same weekend Oscar-tipped movie American Sniper hit cinemas. 

Taking to Twitter in rage, Fahrenheit 9/11 director Moore seethed: ‘My uncle killed by sniper in WW2. We were taught snipers were cowards. Will shoot u in the back. Snipers aren’t heroes. And invaders r worse.’24D3574800000578-2916171-image-a-83_1421636158307Michael Moore slams snipers as ‘military assassins’ – “They are cowards not heroes” 

We live within a free society where we are each entitled to our own opinion ~ “Michael Moore is an odious hypocritical champagne socialist slug; he and his ilk are destroying the very soul of America”      Yours Aye!

If…

If…

Rudyard Kipling

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!

John Kerry and a French Kiss…

Toe-curling diplomacy: US woos France with hugs, kisses and a VERY awkward rendition of ‘You’ve Got a Friend’ by James Taylor to make up for snubbing terror march by world leaders made sure the world was in no doubt of how close the bond between the French and the Americans was with this awkward hug outside the Elysee Palace with President Francois Hollande this morning.article-2913072-24C305D000000578-588_636x400Kerry – who promised to give the French a ‘big hug’ when he arrived in the country – is in Paris as a show of solidarity with the capital following the three days of violence which left 17 dead, visiting both the Charlie Hebdo offices and the Jewish supermarket targeted by extremists. The French foreign minister also confirmed Kerry had apologised for not attending the march on Sunday, which was attended by leaders from around the world. The French foreign minister also confirmed Kerry had apologised for not attending the march on Sunday, which was attended by leaders from around the world.

I was in agony after watching the grovelling debacle, as I had just returned from a long walk. ‘Heavy leather walking boots are not suitable for such toe curling situations!’ It is accepted that Obama would not attend due to his security dilemma; It was accepted that Biden could not attend due to his inability to walk and talk at the same time.  A French farce? Eric Holder was actually in Paris having attended anti-terrorism talks, but for reasons known only to himself he failed to appear?            Yours Aye.

Caution: Remove tight fitting footwear prior to viewing the James Taylor clip…

‘Jajabor The Bengali Nomad’

`Jajabor The Nomad’ is a Bengali who now resides within the UK – I have followed his site for the past few months on which he posts some quite topical clips that stand up against the radical teachings of Islam. His views on Islamic extremists will surprise even the most black-hearted that dwell amongst us. The following clip was made and posted just after the Paris shootings. I have waited until now to post the same as I felt the subject was a little raw at the time – The following clip is definitely ‘NOT SAFE FOR WORK’ 

Playing the role of Devil’s Advocate, and without further ado; Ladies, and Gentlemen, Boys, and Girls, (over the age of 18) I give you ‘Jajabor The Nomad’       Yours Aye.

P.S. A gentle reminder of the term ‘Taqiyya,’ or ‘dissimulation,’ a controversial concept within the Islamic faith…

“Muhammad said: “Lying is wrong, except in three things: the lie of a man to his wife to make her content with him; a lie to an enemy, for war is deception; or a lie to settle trouble between people (Ahmad, 6.459. H)”

.44-40 calibre Winchester rifle

24B5F1C900000578-2911259-The_44_40_calibre_Winchester_rifle_was_found_frozen_in_time_in_t-m-3_1421333539711Mystery of 132-year-old Winchester rifle found propped up against a tree in Nevada national park. The .44-40 calibre Winchester rifle was found frozen in time on a remote rocky outcrop in the heart of the Grand Basin National Park. Archaeologists discovered the gun, which was manufactured in 1882, leaning against a juniper tree while they were carrying out surveys. The .44-40 calibre Winchester rifle was found frozen in time in the heart of the Grand Basin National Park

I’ve found some weird and wonderful items on my walks around hill and dale, and often wondered on the ‘rhyme, reason, and where for’ over each item. I’d be proper be-fuddled on the above… ‘Curiosity killed the cat’ ~ ‘Satisfaction brought it back!’      Yours Aye.