Saturday, 7 January 2012

My Diary 2009 to Riots Pt 5


Back when I was driving wagons for a living it could be said that I in my ERF was the fastest man down out of Swinden quarry ( nr Skipton ). My closest rival ( Procter ) had a brand new Leyland Daf with air suspension and matching wide frame trailer, yet he would always avoid tangling with me. I say fastest man but my one golden rule was to the whole of the vehicle remain in my own side of the road at all times. I suppose it was a bit like travelling trough some virtual tunnel all carefully mapped out and committed to memory in 4 dimensions.
You got to a stage where even dense fog was not really a problem, its only when I look back that I realise just how good we were generally. The best thing about Swinden was that you almost always loaded out of the plant, where with the use of a stop watch you could get your axle weights perfect. A sharp stab on the brakes at low speed coming down from the weigh-bridge would trim your load and stop it shifting. The loading was a really important factor in the handling of the vehicle especially in the corners.
I had got to a point where you could tell if there had been a new delivery of diesel at the depot just by subtle differences in performance on hills. It was common practice to pass other HGV on a clearance of six inches on the wing mirrors, only when the council were working and installed temporary traffic lights did you realise just how tight the tolerances actually were.
Although technically a B road, the road down from Swinden was fairly wide in most places, although a pedestrian was a real hazard with no footpath. One old bloke used to walk up every morning, then the drivers started offering him a lift just to reduce the danger. Other hazards included tourists parking their cars in blind spots, ( double yellow lines all the way ) if one driver had not put his wagon trough the hedge their would have been a fatality one early morning.
One near miss I had was one winter dinner time on my 3rd run to Burnley, just before the top roundabout on the A59 at Skipton. A Fewston 8 wheeler driver ( and a friend of mine ) let me past him at the quarry so that he would not get under my feet. I wasn't in any particular rush that day but I thought I should show him a clean pair of heels, just a normal trip down on the computer programme. Approaching the Craven Heifer pub I noticed a jogger coming up from the top roundabout and likely to meet me in the narrow bit. I did a semi-emergency stop and came to rest just at the near end of the the narrow bit, the jogger actually ran into the front of my cab after I had been stopped for at least a few seconds. About 40 seconds later my trailer was struck at low speed by the Fewston wagon who had let me past at the quarry. It knackered the cab on the glass fibre Foden cab, and shoved the radiator back into the fan, perhaps a total cost 4,000 quid to fix. The only damage to my trailer was to the tailboard, squashed the sheet in and bent the locking bar, five minutes with the gas axe to fix but knackered for grain in future without packing.
I apprehended said jogger and interrogated him as what he thought he was playing at, and had he nothing better to do in his dinner hour than cause 4,000 quids worth of damage. Also why he was not running somewhere safe and where he would not cause inconvenience like the canal tow path. It turned out that he worked in the building society office and he squealed like a stuck pig when I insisted that he stayed at the scene until the bobby dazzled.
NN 04/01/2011
I can't help speculating that Ed Millipede in his claim that the new 2.5% increase in VAT will impact the poorest the most is in grave danger of being open to the charge of being a hypocrite. I just read Steph Flanders blog where she had calculated that genuine poor people will only be 68 quid a year worse off. Of course you get stung on your phone bill ( probably an essential these days ) but if you don't drive you can theoretically avoid VAT if you stay off the ale.
This is in stark contrast to Ed's 2008 Climate Change Act, which he knew full well would cost poor people 760 quid per household per year just to retain the basic human right of being warm in winter. In a rough calculation it works out at the equivalent of doubling the current income tax rate on the minimum wage.
Clegg often bleats that the Lub-dims have got the Tories to increase the threshold where people start paying income tax, but again any theoretical gain here is more than wiped out appeasing the eco-fascists and their Climate Scam. Alleged " Climate Skeptic " UKIP could have made a big deal of the Climate Scam, but apparently not, its alleged that UKIP activists are running round Oldham East bleating about immigration. Perhaps Paul Nuttall is content to fight the BNP and other joke parties for fourth place, after all, if he has to give up his MEP job he faces a large fall in his income. However, perhaps the truth is that Nigel Farage has been " got at " by his stock market parasite buddies to stop the general population waking up from planet Coronation Street to realise what is likely to hit them in the pocket in the near future.
I had to laugh at your Daily Mail link and I think I read somewhere that in 2010 Scottish wind farms ( alleged to be the most efficient in the UK ) only produced 12.5% of their rated capacity averaged out on the year. On a more sombre note it would appear that current UK energy policy has more in common with Monty Python's Flying Circus than engineering reality. Perhaps " bicycle repair man " will come along and save us from those who wish to continually appease the Knights who say Ni ( the eco-fascists ) with another shrubbery ( yet more wind turbines ) Perhaps the main thing we need to do in 2011 is get out of the Corporate Nazi EU Fourth Reich and whilst I am no fan of the Daily Express I hope their EU referendum campaign is successful.
NN 10/01/2011
Perhaps the Ratcliffe-on-Soar case proves that the eco-fascist protests to close down the said power station were in fact government sponsored. After climategate perhaps the authorities had good reason to stage a high profile mass semi-violent protest in order to attempt to portray that the general public as a whole were fully behind government climate change policy.
Perhaps also proved by the fact that the judge let those protesters convicted last week off with less than a custodial sentence. It was also interesting to note that the eco-fascist leaning BBC perhaps conveniently omitted to state how many hours the community service sentences were for. The last thing we need is for these green lunatics to be let lose in the community to preach their vile quasi-religion to perhaps the vulnerable groups that their ilk would dispose of in the name of the planet first.
NN 13/01/2011
Grass roots alleged environmentalists need to work out what planet they are on, the eco-fascists are working in the interest of the likes of Shell and BP who want to push Gas as the key fuel of the future. Perhaps that explains why Shell and BP were lined up supporting Brown to sign a deal on Carbon Trading at Copenhagen, likewise alleged grass roots environmentalists protesting against any moves towards energy from waste incinerators. Environmental protesters are a bunch of idiots fighting on the wrong side if they allege to be fighting in the interest of true freedom not the corporate slavery their eco-fascist masters promote.
Reading between the lines of the recent coverage of Kennedy etc its pretty clear that the corporate are also sponsoring individuals to infiltrate and fester violent climate activist action. As I said at the time when the first story about Kennedy broke it would appear that the attacks on said power stations were government sponsored in order to make climate change policy look good as if it was pandering to mass public opinion. Nothing could be further from the truth as most of the general public don't have the first idea about what's really going on in the news, and are totally unaware of the raft of energy price increases to pay for all the climate nonsense.
It would appear that he silly stock market bar stewards have sold more than actually exists, perhaps to a point where the real metal might not catch up for ten years, but then gold has few practical uses, the market is based solely on demand from indoctrinated emotions.
Perhaps the main danger to the alleged recovery in particular is that alleged austerity measures like the new means tested alleged " Universal " Credit or far from it will hit 1.4 million families allegedly. Its all part of the corporate Nazi Arch Plan, of which the eco-fascist inspired road fuel tax escalator is a key stone. The object of their exercise is to introduce carbon trading by the back door, road haulage are calling for a fuel duty rebate similar to that offered to regular timetables services. With the likes of Stobbart not likely to go on strike as in any case it would be making all its money from warehousing, back in the early 1990s they were offering free transport into warehousing at Penrith from as far a field as central Scotland. It killed any road haulage competition favouring a far less efficient form of logistics at a higher cost overall to the consumer. All the big corporate customers have gone down that road, just give all your work to one big company when it was once the case that the suppliers would arrange their own transport direct to final destination. Gone are the days when you could load Fife spuds in the late afternoon and have them to Birmingham Market the early morning after for a decent rate.
Companies like Stobbart now mimic the UK railways in the 1960s, and I believe that their drivers are paid only bare 8 quid an hour, most smaller companies pay at least a tenner for far less grief. The thing is that the current Darling inspired RFTE is sooner rather than later put a whole bunch of companies out of business. Many haulage companies will simply pack up as the owner retires or is no longer willing to accept less than the minimum wage, a large coach company in Wales went insolvent last week ( they get no fuel rebate ). It all leads to less competition and therefore transport costs will rocket, thus putting yet more manufacturing companies in financial difficulty leading the closure in a kind of vicious circle.
The thing is that if a large proportion who thought that they could claim JSA find out they no longer qualify after paying national insurance all their working lives the result could be interesting. The thing is that if you live on a low income for any amount of time you loose all the indoctrinated emotion consumer confidence relies on and it could significantly damage their current rigged market.
Perhaps the only thing that really needs to be sorted with our NHS is the PFI scams for new hospitals which are bleeding NHS funds to death. Perhaps any competent government with the alleged " true interest " of our NHS at its heart would end all PFI contracts for a reasonable fixed sum up front or threaten to default on the payments.
NN 18/01/2011
Mindy #19
Your transition idea can never happen with current high and rising fuel prices speaking with the experience of going through the fuel price doubling in the 1970s on the front line. Corner shops were once supplied by a fleet of small lorries, which when the fuel price doubled in the 1970 were no longer economic and hence the move towards supermarkets. A car was then essential if you had a small shop to collect stock from cash and carry, but now the supermarket with deliveries by 40 ft semi-trailers are just as cheap as any cash and carry. In fact shopping at a supermarket is very much like going to cash and carry in the 1980s.
Transition Town eco-fascists are probably working on the Corporate Arch Plan theory that all low income people will have been economically cleansed from smaller towns. Rich people can afford to shop locally, the poor don't count as they will be safely locked up in the larger town ghettos an struggle to survive.
The alarm bells should start ringing when the TUC promote policy in the interest of the stock market parasite speculators. No mention of the damage done to industry by high and increasing fuel taxes or the cost of oil in general. Perhaps Barber is more interested in his forthcoming fat cat pension pot.
It would appear that most of the most committed " warmist's " are really just a bunch of Corporate Nazi's looking for an excuse to inflict pain and suffering on those unfortunate enough to live on a low income in a temperate climate like the UK. They will not be satisfied until all low income people are securely locked up in the ghetto's heavy traffic calming ( pushed by the greens despite the fact they knew it doubles local traffic pollution ) is probably the groundwork for. Thus leaving the rest of our country to the mega rich ( apart from a few slaves ) who will continue to ride around in gas guzzlers and take weekend shopping trips to New York or going skiing.
#22 jim
You know full well that nuclear weapons make the prospect of a world war look bad even in the eyes of the stock market parasites in London and on Wall Street. Their trick is to fester a series of civil wars in all alleged progressive western democracies and eco-fascism is their chosen tool to achieve that. Of course in the UK the conflict is likely to be started on racism, the BNP will ensure that it remains the focus of the Islamophobes. Just the excuse the Corporate Nazi's need to lock down all low income people into ghetto's in order to freeze and starve people to death. After all the Greens and EU pushed the heavy traffic calming from the 1990s which is probably the groundwork for aforementioned ghettos. I can't really post the relevant links again so soon but if you look back through my posts you can find them.
#27 jim
Sadly you are mistaken, the eco-fascists are a key part of the overall global capitalist scam to quietly dispose of the surplus working populations of developed countries. The latest ConDem welfare reforms target the chronically sick first, more severely disabled people can be forced into private care homes and be profitably battery farmed for the time being. All the stock market parasites are interested in is asset stripping what remains of UK manufacturing industry to provide cheap machine tools for further expansion in the far east. It would appear that the UK people have been sold out by the media, perhaps particularly the BBC and presenters with a pedigree which indicate they should know better.
NN 27/01/2011
I can't help speculating that the only obstacle impeding Osborne from announcing the end of the proposed April fuel duty rise are his Corporate Nazi celebrity stock market parasite puppet masters. After all the stock market parasites must be rubbing their hands together at the prospect of a wave of asset stripping of industry on a scale perhaps not seen since the end of the last RFTE in 2000. Furthermore it would appear that the ConDem coalition is stressed by the Limp-Dims hoping to force an eco-fascist agenda, whilst many back bench Tories with more rural constituencies remain climate scam skeptic.
With the cabinet stuffed full of alleged ex-stock market parasites or firm links to the stock market and the fact that the government is apparently content to draw the 50% tax potential on city bonuses, perhaps not really much hope of policy in the interest of the real economy most people rely on for their livelihood. As it has amply been pointed out today, paying benefits as the result of any job losses as a result of increased transport costs will probably more than wipe out the extra fuel duty taken. Perhaps if we want our economy to grow sustainably in future all politicians need to wean themselves off from the current alleged trendy eco-fascist agenda. Likewise the projected enormous artificial rises in the cost of household and industrial energy to pay for wind farms to stand idle at the time we most need them.
In short Repeal the 2008 Climate Change Act Now !
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EU Climate Scam
The European Union has effectively forced the UK to reduce CO2 emissions by 20% by 2020 compared to 1990 levels. This means the destruction of our energy intensive industry, with EU carbon trading ensuring that any closed energy intensive works can never economically reopen. All fairly recent talk of a Thai company buying the closed Redcar steel works has disappeared into the long grass and will probably never happen.
Given the fact that over 1000 top international scientists ( at grave risk to their future career prospects ) now dispute any significant global warming due to CO2 it would appear that anyone who still supports the current Climate Change Scam is either evil or completely ignorant. In a recent scientific development NASA is now saying that the global temperature will only go up 1.64C if CO2 is doubled to 780 ppm and with CO2 only increasing at 2 ppm a year its hardly an urgent problem.
The warmists temperature recording is fundamentally flawed anyway, honest scientists reckon up to 7C heat island effect to all the urban areas where they measure, a large part of the planet is not covered and made up anyway. The New Zealand equivalent of our Met Office has been forced to admit that its temperature data record attempting to portray global warming is false, the real raw data shows no warming since 1960. It is reasonable to suspect that similar manipulation of temperature data has been going on at an international level, perhaps Climategate proved that.
Perhaps the main problem facing the UK is the EU appeasing 2008 Climate Change Act at a potential extra cost of £18.3 billion or £760 per household per year for the next 40 years, and which opens the door to a range of Carbon Taxes, including a tax on coal to make it at least just as expensive as bottled gas in rural areas. Perhaps the alarm bells should have started ringing when oil companies like Shell and BP were fully backing Gordon Brown to sign the Copenhagen Treaty on global emissions trading based on the Climate Scam, because carbon taxes or emissions trading significantly increase the size of the market and price they can charge for the gas they currently flare off to keep the price up.
NN 02/02/2011
Mork #15
You have pretty much hit the nail on the head, but have you actually considered what the stock market parasites have been up to for at least the past 25 years. They have systematically sold off any of our true sovereignty to the highest corporate bidder, now approaching a point where we lack the basic infrastructure to sustain our economy. The energy sector has parallels with Railtrack pre 2000, and soon the lights will start to go out, that is not to say that government appeasing the eco-fascists has not played its part.

If Hitler had infiltrated the UK in the 1930s he would probably have been delighted by the actions of the Corporate Nazi stock market parasites, almost the perfect fifth columnists. Of course successive governments have been prepared to stand by and ignore the destruction of our real economy, twisting the knife with road fuel taxes. All on the basis that the inland revenue was taking a 40% cut on all the massive bonuses, now they have the chance of 50% so no incentive for anything to change.

The past is gone and we have no future in the UK unless we start to reward people good a doing practical things the most, not parasitic money changers. Its all part of the current Corporate Nazi ideology to discriminate against real worthwhile work and apparently reward dishonesty in all things. Having wrecked our manufacturing base, now the stock market parasites expect the taxpayers to provide them with a virtual welfare state to maintain their lavish lifestyles whilst low income people go cold and hungry. The status quo can't really expect to go on much longer or the UK will eventually wake up from the corporate illusion and experience their own Egypt moment.
I can't help speculating that any alleged move towards " philanthropy " by the super rich could end up being focused into the trendy eco-fascist quasi-religion. Big players in global markets using their financial power to lever alleged democratically elected governments into introducing carbon taxes and other policy high on the eco-fascist agenda.
Perhaps the super rich don't really care if low income people are incarcerated in ghetto's and frozen and starved to death to free up the country to make its safe and save the planet for them. After all its often the super rich who often push green investment scams like the alleged mega rich Sikh interviewed in the programme. Also those who allegedly started their their life on a council estate are often the ones who become the most committed Corporate Nazi's. ( promote socialism in the interest of multinational corporations ) How much longer will the ordinary people of the UK be forced to fund the current welfare state for the stock market parasites.
NN 07/02/2011
I've just been watching Justine Greening attempting to spin the treasury out of abandoning the proposed fuel tax escalator rise in April. The SNP put forward a competent case for a total suspension in fuel duty rise plus the introduction of a " fuel duty stabiliser ". However, perhaps now is not the time to introduce such a measure given the evidence ( in my Max Keiser links on #60 Friday's blog ) that oil prices could fall back to between 50 and 60 dollars a barrel when the speculative froth blows off.
The SNP and others look likely to be easily bought off with a rural reduction as in place in other EU countries, Labour simply doesn't care, even though its been caught attempting to practice a policy of corporate ethnic cleansing on rural areas to appease the eco-fascists. Greening was spinning the reductions in " corporation tax " as beneficial to our economy despite the fact ( and this was amply pointed out ) that the small business we need to encourage our economy to grow don't pay it anyway. Earlier Conmoron was bleating about attracting large corporations to the UK to construct offshore wind farms, yet such jobs will only last as long as the associated investment scams.
If we are to sustainably grow our economy for the future its no use relying on the multinationals, we need to grow our own indigenous small business. This can never happen in a high fuel tax economy, and all is lost if the lunatic Westminster politicians allow the introduction of further carbon taxes and the UK is permanently sunk economically. It is pretty clear that if Osborne does not a least permanently abandon Labour's latest RFTE the Corporate Nazi ( nee eco-fascist ) arch plan to asset strip the UK and turn it into some kind of eco-tourist historical theme park safe for the global super rich to inhabit is still on track ?
NN 12/02/2011
Mork #68
Since you apparently subscribe to the eco-fascist ideology ( transition towns etc ) you can hardly comment objectively on Alex Jones or Glen Beck given how much effort they have both put into exposing the Climate Scam for the investment vehicle it has become. The problem remains that both Jones and Beck's ideology is flawed, the only reason the Corporate Nazi thought police allow them to continue. Take Alex Jones support for Ron Paul for example, Paul is a dangerous full blown libertarian who could plunge the USA into a virtual civil war if ever elected as president. Beck has taken the focus off the stock market parasites more recently, concentrating on individuals like Sorros and both hold the pretence that we need to go back to 1776 to solve our collective problems. Things have moved on since then and the major threat to our freedoms is corporate enslavement which could never have been anticipated even only 100 years ago. The same principle applies to the European Human rights act, any new alleged British bill of rights needs to reflect modern circumstances.
NN 17/02/2011
I believe that motor insurance premiums have sky rocketed in 2010, probably mostly on the proposed means testing of alleged Universal Credit which turns out not to be universal at all. All those past accident victims who received compensation and managed it prudently are to loose all their benefit if they have investments over 16k, and will lose benefit down to only 6K. Not much point attempting to save the deposit for a house if when you lose your job even temporarily you have to eat into them to survive. The proposed welfare reforms are a charter for the feckless !
Having given the matter further thought perhaps it would appear that today's announced welfare reforms are an attempt at social engineering to split the UK population by financial apartheid, leaving the vast majority permanently skint with a few mega wealthy people on top. It would appear to all be part of an eco-fascist inspired Corporate Nazi plan to force all low income people into areas of towns destined to become Warsaw style ghetto's. Its pretty clear that said welfare reforms could force people made redundant with payments above the means test level to sell their house just in order to live. Of course the obvious result is that they will be forced into low cost often sub standard housing in areas with heavy traffic calming where all the sensible aspiring people have already moved out.
NN 18/02/2011
barrie #26
All the circumstantial evidence suggests that instead of opting for the FEMA concentration camp option like in the US, the UK has been long planning to go down the Warsaw style ghetto line. Perhaps particularly heavy traffic calming is the groundwork for aforementioned ghetto's, which despite the fact that all alleged environmentalists knew it doubled local traffic pollution, groups like FoE and the Green Party pushed hard for traffic calming. Similarly the the police, who's true reason for pushing traffic calming was probably that it made it easier for them to take back streets taken over by any potential rioters.

Humps in the road are ideal for stopping any vehicle gaining enough speed to break riot police lines, or to smash through and potential future gates. I have noticed that areas likely to be the site of gates like the junction into a major road have mega humps just to make doubly sure. Increased crime rates since the introduction of traffic calming have been used as the pretext to close off back alleys and fit them with high fences and gates. Short cut footpaths are also being closed on the same principle, and as crime rate increases due to the spending cuts perhaps the idea of fully gated communities will floated in order to " protect " the people inside. Of course the opposite is probably true, and with the welfare reforms more unemployed people will be socially engineered into living in certain heavily traffic calmed areas.

Its all a pretty neat little plan really, just what the eco-fascists ordered in order to achieve their aim of reducing the UK population to at most half its current level. No need for concentration camps, just freeze and starve people to death in their ( expensively rented from the corporates ) homes. Disposing of all the dead bodies was practiced during the 2001 FMD epidemic, all the big rendering plants ready to roll at a moments notice. Then there is the possibility of contaminating the water in specific areas for mass killing, this has probably been tested in theory as a friend of mine lost all her tropical fish in less than a hour when she changed the water once, never had any problem with it before.

The thing is that you can't trust anyone in authority anymore, perhaps especially overpaid executives like council officers or even anyone in a suit. One factor that bucks the trend is the government are not going forward with the " forced work for your dole " idea being floated by the Corporate Nazi's. It has to be remembered that the whole object of Nazi WW2 ghetto's and concentration camps were to provide slave labour, the extermination factor was secondary in the first instance just confined to disabled and others not considered fit for productive work. However, the proposed welfare reforms wont work on reducing the number of people unemployed so work for your dole will probably be back on the agenda in future. The proposed welfare reforms do appease the eco-fascist ideology to get rid of the " defectives " and I suspect that many of the moderately disabled and chronically sick will be frozen and starved to death. However, the severely disabled should be OK as it will be highly profitable for the corporates to battery farm them in private care homes.
NN 21/02/2011
You can't trust the Unions on the future of our country since they would appear to be in on the " Green Growth " scam which is obviously being used as an excuse to asset strip what remains of our manufacturing industry. Its got so bad now in some big companies that people who would once enthusiastically talk about their job don't want to know anything about it now. Just hoping to get their redundancy payments and be done with it, hardly the frame of mind you need in the workforce if our economy is to prosper. Similarly, all the Union Barron's care about is getting their fat cat pension, not the true interest of their members. I am informed that there is at least an open debate about alleged green growth and the climate scam in Unite, so perhaps some real prospect of true change in the future.
Further from #42 above.
It would appear that you entirely missed the point on the Corporation Tax debate in that if multinationals only have to pay full tax on their UK operations they will be encouraged to shift production overseas. A license for manufacturers to steal all the UK's machine tools and relocate to third world economies with low corporation tax whilst retaining the theoretical brand advantage of their head office registered in the UK. Great for the stock market parasites in London but bad news for those employed in our real productive industry throughout our country.
NN 07/03/2011 The Corporate Ethnic Cleansing of Okehampton
It would appear that the town of Okehampton is the victim of a Corporate Ethnic Cleansing Plan facilitated by the imposition of high road fuel taxes. Its pretty clear that the economy of Okehampton is the victim of eco-fascist tax / stock market parasite speculator oil prices, The banks must have known that Wiseman were planning to close their dairy and perhaps just to twist the knife pulled the finance plug on the frozen food plant and the chocolate factory.
One can hardly blame Wiseman for relocating to Bridgewater as it is probably cheaper to get to the obvious local main market Exeter via the M5 than by A road from Okehampton. Competitive logistics theory is all about reducing costs per mile and utilising drivers hours to the full potential. It would appear that the Okehampton area local small dairy farmers are going to get screwed for collection costs. Similarly I suspect that there was some interaction between the frozen food plant and the dairy as far as chilled transport was concerned. Being primarily a desserts factory, Polestar probably consumed a significant amount of milk perhaps sourced via Wiseman.
It is probable that all the closed industrial sites will be worth more dead than alive to build 500K plus executive housing on. The Banks are also likely to make a killing on all the probable foreclosures on the workers homes, perhaps selling them as second homes to wealthy stock market parasites with fat bonuses. Potential future prices will be inflated on the prospect of the installation of high speed broadband, allowing the stock market parasites to move in full time.
All in all a nice little eco-fascist inspired corporate ethnic cleansing plan, Okehampton was probably one of their key targets. I believe that there is talk of re-opening the passenger rail route to Exeter, and if my memory serves me correctly the Okehampton area was an early victim of the Foot and Mouth in 2001. Nothing I have seen will convince me that all the areas affected by the 2001 FMD were not part of a deliberate eco-fascist plan to destroy the rural economy in targeted areas.
NN 10/03/2011
I think I have said this before in the past but it would appear that private ( company / local authority ) pensions were only ever paid as a bribe to stop people voting anything like communism. Whilst such schemes may have been viable in the 1960s and 1970s, since the fall of the Berlin wall they have become redundant. Similarly most industry has been asset stripped to a point where there are two few contributing to the ponzi, similarly with the public sector job cuts in things like the fire service. Now a large number of public sector jobs are going to be cut in some cases by up to 20%, all less money funding the overall compartmentalized ponzi.
It would appear that there is a good chance that second pension provision is becoming a private tax paid to the stock market parasites to fund mega bonuses. It would appear that the odds are against anyone receiving a decent second pension, people would probably have been better putting it under the mattress. At least that's what an old mate of mine who has recently retired at 65 said in the pub about his private pension. At least he will now get the full proposed 140 quid state pension, current means testing means he can't claim pension credit.
The thing is that if the government agree that you need at least 140 quid to survive on if you are " old " ( premature through disability or otherwise ), why are they proposing to cut and means test the new Universal Credit. It would appear that they are still continuing with welfare state for the stock market parasites NEST next year. My relative says he may have to significantly reduce the ( excellent by today's standard ) rates of pay for the 30 tradesmen he employs, margins on his business are pretty thin at present, and if its 12% employer contribution it could break the back of his business. Hopefully many working people will be well informed enough to lawfully "opt out " by then ?
NN 11/03/2011
#4 barrie

The main problem concerning the " Ascent of Man " is that science has slipped back into the virtual 18th century ( of medicine ) and become a quasi-religion. Unless you are fitted with an efficient set of blinkers ( usually some form of life time debt ) you are not allowed to practice. Thinking outside the box about subjects like the electric universe are frowned upon as heresy, which means that the only avenue likely to precipitate true scientific advances and understanding has become a cul-de-sac !
I suspect that Chris Huhne will attempt to portray that the Limp-Dumps are quite satisfied with the Coalition seeing that the Tories have let Huhne proceed with all their eco-fascist leaning policy initiatives, especially on energy. I suspect that when the truth eventually comes out about the Climate Scam ( or at least the truth about the true Corporate Nazi ideological intention of said policies ) comes out the Limp-Dumps could be toast and rightly wiped from the face of the earth at the next general election.
Perhaps typical of an eco-fascist leaning BBC to attempt to plant a seed in the people's imagination that the UK should avoid building any new nuclear power stations because of the theoretical risk of earthquakes. Shadows of the safety fascists banning playing conkers at school unless you wear safety glasses despite the fact that the affected Japanese reactors are of ancient perhaps US design perhaps not dissimilar to Three Mile Island. At least the prompt woke Huhne from is ideological bubble and he gave a well thought through reasonable answer, but I suspect many will try to play the safety card to delay construction and plunge the UK into regular power cuts.
NN 14/03/2011 Japan
I can't help speculating that the UK media are seriously underestimating the full scale of the economic consequences of the Japan earthquake. Whilst not underestimating the potential radiation leaks it would appear that two other sites are implicated as well as the five reactors at the Fukushima, just how many actual reactors are affected in total. Its not as if said reactors can be brought back on line, they are probably out of action permanently, leaving a real problem supplying the grid for the foreseeable Future.
Its possible that we could be talking in the region of 20% of Japan's generating capacity and one has to pose the question as to what impact that is going to have on Japanese manufacturing industry. That's not counting the possibility that many tools for vital components got lost in the tsunami areas, even if you theoretically could find enough power to actually run the machines. With modern just in time logistics theory major plants could run out of essential components in just a few days. Its reported that several big name companies have already had to stop production at key plants.
Global stock markets should have imploded on Monday morning, perhaps especially the FTSE with its predominance of metal mining stocks the companies of which will have lost major orders in the coming months at least. I suspect that the stock market parasites will come up with some theoretical excuse to buy all their options, the thing is that if they don't buy they lose their deposit. However, they probably have a credit default swap on that anyway but the simple fact is that dividends are likely to fall. That could impact the pension funds really bad, they may not have enough lose cash to cover their annuity commitments without selling into a falling market. Six percent off the Nikkei despite the Japanese government providing a 15 trillion Yen welfare state for their Banks, FTSE actually in positive territory at some stage and have the London stock market parasites now lost all touch with financial reality. It may even be the case that contagion from Japan could hit production at Nissan Sunderland, Toyota at Derby and Honda at Swindon.
It remains to be seen as to whether the global economy can take the obvious long term hit, it would appear that Japan's only option is to embark on a programme building new coal fired power stations. Of course they could try to go for gas, but either way its bound to drive a stake through the heart of the Kyoto Protocol. The British public need to pay close attention as to what what goes on in the Japanese economy over the next few months. It should provide a template for what will happen to the UK economy if politicians persist in implementing the 2008 Climate Change Act. We need to stop all future UK wind farm projects now !
#4 Mork
So it would appear that you support all the other eco-fascist policies like locking all the poor people made redundant when our industry closes into Warsaw style ghetto's. Once upon a time I was all for supporting the Green party but having tried to interact with their establishment it would appear that they have no common sense whatsoever. A vote for the alleged socialist Green Party is a vote for eco-fascism, off the Richter scale on both left and right of the political spectrum, its a quasi-religion !
#16 Mork
Only someone " engineering illiterate " would support the widespread construction of wind farms. I blame our education system since Thatcher, concentrating on pointless feudalism ideology like Shakespeare !
It would appear that this current earthquake is different from those in the past in that Japan has never had such a proportion of its electricity generating capacity almost certainly taken out of action permanently. And whilst the London stock market parasites are frothing at the mouth buying Agrreko shares today ( up almost 10% because they hire out power generators ) and Vendanta ( who allegedly build power stations ) the fact remains that Japan's economy will be seriously disabled for the foreseeable future. Without the full support of the Japanese export market the overall global economy ponzi scheme is on extremely shaky territory.
Mork #27
As you must know full well if you have followed my blog posts over the past years nobody is a bigger supporter of sustainable power projects like the Severn Barrage, in fact I would go for Morecambe bay too. The thing is that unless such projects are state sponsored they have no chance of ever getting off the ground, and ideally they would be owned by the people. However, it looks like we are stuck with the Corporate Multinational Cartel at present, if our politicians had the balls they could take all our energy infrastructure back into public hands. Brown had the opportunity of a lifetime when the banks were going bust but stuffed it to appease the US, the Corporate Nazi's would probably have had him assassinated if he had followed through on his alleged socialist political DNA. We are where we are now and the best hope at present is to give real teeth to the regulators.
yeah two more sites got problems keeping the fuel cool enough to stop it melting
bet we are talking 25% of power generation capacity out of use permanently
what's that going to do to industry
and thats not counting components and the tools to make them lost in the tsunami areas
big names all having to shut down production
stock market should implode tomoz morning
unless they can come up with some wild excuse to buy their options
thing is like that if you don't buy you lose your deposit
prolly got a credit default swap on that though
the only thing is that they will have to build a load of new coal stations and thrust a stake through the heart of the Kyoto protocal
NN 15/03/2011 Middle Class
It would appear that the main problem facing politicians aiming for the votes of the ( alarm clock ) Middle Class is that its become so diluted that it doesn't really exist anymore. Perhaps since the 1970s the middle class has been progressively infiltrated by aspiring actually working class now Ten Bob Fat Cats.
They comprise of the type of people who always have mayonnaise as opposed to salad cream, moan about paying the 12 quid and change pm BBC TV license yet will fork out 50 quid pm for a Sky contract to watch what soon becomes repeated repeats and a bit of sport. Its all about " keeping up with the Joneses " they will always be the first to get all the latest electronic gadget technology, immediately on release when if they waited a couple of years they could get it for a quarter of the price.
Perhaps back in the 1970s if you were thoughtful it was actually possible to climb into the middle class, pay off your mortgage ASAP and start building significant cash savings. That all ended with the fall of the Berlin wall and ever since the ten bob fat cat population has grown on a sea of debt. You would never see a traditional middle class person borrowing either ( directly or indirectly ) against the value of their house to buy a flash car, or to fund exotic holidays. The big thing was to save up for extras, ten bob fat cats buy everything on the never, the bankers dream customers if they fall into overdraft to meet their monthly financial commitments.
Even though ten bob fat cat families may have an annual income of 40k, many of them are in actual fact virtual slaves. They dare not go on strike for any period of time or they face financial ruin, and in any case many are so addicted to consumerism the thought of not being able to afford the latest gadget is unthinkable to them.
#8 Richard Bunning made the valuable observation that " Middle England " had lent its support to New Labour and theoretically the working classes, but it would appear that Labour no longer supports low income people. The point about uniting the working and middle class against the elites has been warped by the right wing press and focused against the least fortunate in society like those who claim state benefits. Of course the OAP is the exception, because more old people vote ( and buy newspapers ) politicians pander to that group, many of which rely on the health of the stock market for the extra income which allows them to pretend to be middle class whatever their origins.
The affluence of the stock market is based on having a plentiful supply of often foolish consumers and the fact that the politicians do everything they can to ensure a continual supply of new ten bob fat cats through the education system. The thing is that quite a few people are now beginning to see through the corporate illusion and the fact that the mainstream politicians have failed them. Whilst it has directed many of the former working class into Islamophobia and in the direction of the BNP most people reject racism. I suspect that Islamophobia is being pushed by the right wing press to take the political heat of the Bankers.
The thing is that it is no longer necessary to go on strike in the traditional way to achieve change, the stock market is more vulnerable to interruption of its cash flow. Perhaps the most productive way for the masses to put real pressure on the government would be to stop buying anything except the bare essential for living for two months.
First on the list and perhaps the easiest is cancelling your Sky contract, then your mobile phone contract and other subscription services even including payments to charities. Once you have stripped your account of all direct debits except for a land line and internet service provider and your essential motoring expenses you may even be able to make some headway on any overdraft you may have Then just buy the cheapest basic food, ( nothing flown in ) stop using the car for all but essential trips. People will soon find that it doesn't actually do them any real harm to liberate themselves from their ten bob fat cat addiction. The actual " Middle Class " can do their extra bit by stopping all their private pension contributions and private health insurance, together the ordinary people of the UK can defeat the banking elites !
Neat link #ecolizzy but perhaps the biggest current assault on the " true Middle Class " is the proposal to means test the new Universal Credit, about which neither Millipede or Clegg have done or said anything. People currently with decent family cash savings ( as cascaded down the generations ) will now be ineligible for any form of disability benefit. That is whether they pass the concentration camp medical assessment as to whether they are actually fit for work in the first place.
People in their 50s who will have paid national insurance all their life only to find that its just another stealth tax. Likewise all those with decent accident insurance claims and managed the capital prudently will find their benefit stopped. It leaves the door wide open for employment agencies to play " skint the family ", only giving jobs to those who can be farmed as bank slaves.
There really is no point saving money in the UK now unless you have at least a million, which would appear to be the cut off point between the new financial apartheid based Corporate Nazi society. Car insurance premiums have already rocketed with the disability changes and for all their bleating about scroungers the ten bob fat cats have saddled themselves with an extra private tax in addition to the stealth national insurance rise for everyone.
NN 17/03/2011
I can't see what is so difficult about scanning my memory for past events ( #14 ) but it would appear that the reason why there is so much spent fuel lying around at the Fukushima reactor site is once again down to appeasing the eco-fascists. Once upon a time Japan used to send all its spent fuel to the UK and the Windscale now Sellafield site for reprocessing. I have seen it on the TV, the Japanese nuclear waste containers were cylindrical unlike our square ones. I believe this international trade link ( we sent the reprocessed fuel back to Japan ) was probably terminated to appease the eco-fascists worried about the transport from the docks in the UK and I'm not sure whether the eco-fascists even planned to sabotage it.
Once again it would appear that appeasing the eco-fascists has once again compounded a disaster they warned about , but then half of China is contaminated with highly toxic waste from the fancy magnets to build wind farms. The same principle applies to the toxic waste dumped in Africa, eco-fascists stop safe clean incineration plant here in the UK so the companies involved really have no option but to pay a criminal third party to dump it on Africa.
NN 21/03/2011
It may be no more than pure coincidence or even an " options bounce " but it would appear that BAE Systems share price has risen 3.68% ( second biggest riser on the FTSE today ) since the announcement of the No-Fly zone over Libya.

Given that the Tory party allegedly gets most of its funding from the likes of hedge funds, I can't help speculating as to whether the main aim of the No-Fly ( since its too late ) zone was to increase the theoretical value of the stock market. Since politicians need only disclose share holdings if they own more than 5% of total company assets perhaps cabinet members could be sitting on a fat profit as a result of instituting the No-Fly zone ?
It would appear that the Yanks have bombed Libya with cruise missiles but perhaps the No-Fly zone is just an excuse for the Corporate Nazi's to wreck the infrastructure. The whole object of the exercise being to force whoever eventually takes over Libya to borrow from the Banks to fix it all. Then the people of Libya ( who its supposed to be in the interest of ) will get nothing from future oil revenue because it will all go on interest and paying back the loans ?
You must have realised now that everything the government messes with is designed to provide a welfare state for the Banks and their stock market parasites, not do things in the true interest of the British people. It would appear that the stock market parasites ( particularly Wall St ) love the No-Fly zone over Libya as interpreted so far, seem to have forgot all about Japan. Perhaps someone should ask the question that seeing that Osborne claims we are skint how can we afford to burn cruise missiles at 300k+ a throw, plus all the extra fuel etc involved. Perhaps all part of the plan to reward the oil and food speculators and their Banks ?
NN 23/03/2011
All in all a pretty positive budget speech by George Osborne but then he had to go and spoil it all by proposing a carbon floor price. The BBC hacks had worked out that what is proposed represents a 1.5 billion tax on home and business energy bills. Its the last thing you need when thinking about starting a manufacturing business, even if the RFTE has been effectively scrapped for the life of the parliament.
Pretty neat alternative thinking to tax the oil companies to make up the shortfall in projected fuel duty revenue plus the token 1p reduction. However, it would appear that the overall Corporate Nazi arch plan to close and asset strip the UK is still on, and green policy remains the key stone.
Perhaps it took a couple of hours to actually sink in, but it would appear that the stock market parasites love Osborne's plan for a carbon floor price. Copper miners up on the prospect of investment in more wind farms, and it seems also oil service companies perhaps not unlike those described at threatened by the new tax on crude oil. Plenty of opportunities for investment scams when the new Green Bank opens, and even more cash than was originally anticipated ?
NN 25/03/2011
I can't help speculating as to whether the BBC will probably attempt to portray that tomorrows TUC March is all about a call for alleged green growth. Its probably true to say that nothing could be further from the truth, in fact road fuel tax protesters are attending, many anti cuts protesters are climate skeptics. I suspect that the BBC will limit its coverage to the eco-fascist section, totally ignoring everybody else.

It may even the case that some people actually welcome the cuts to some areas, for example a sigh of relief sounded from east Lancs when the Darwen to Accrington bus lane scheme was scrapped due to lack of funds. The thing is that they are still spending on green nonsense and I suppose that it could take at least two years before Huhnes Carbon Floor Price starts to seriously put people out of work. Then if the public have seen any common sense at all by that point they will be back marching for the repeal of the 2008 Climate Change Act.

I noticed a couple of MP's from steel constituencies expressing grave concerns about the new Carbon Floor Price and its impact on their industry. However, it would appear that there is but one lonely Peter Lilley opposing the whole ideology of the 2008 Climate Change Act. It would appear that a large number of MP's have sold out to the green quasi-religion, even jeering Lilley for daring to speak out against their Climate Scam. The fact that MP's elected Tim ( nice but dim ) Yeo as chair of the climate change committee ( with a list of financial conflicts of interest as long as your arm ) must imply that Westminster is still totally corrupt, if not even more so than it was in the expenses scandal ?
RVBC Elections, Local Paper
So the time has come for council elections in the Ribble Valley and perhaps fortunately for local people any cuts to services would appear to be minimal. Perhaps that is due to the fact the the ruling political group have not got suckered into any grandiose schemes as suggested by lobbyists. However, there were moments like for example the windmill on the swimming baths proposal. The sad thing was that they had to pay private consultants to prove the idea was a non starter, when anybody with a true grasp of practical engineering could have advised them free, and why do we pay council officers so much.
It looks as though all front line services will be maintained at the current level when other councils are having to cut said services. However, in the current circumstances it is perhaps indefensible to keep funding prestige projects like The Platform Gallery when allegedly four potential apprenticeships for local young people have been abandoned. In fact RVBC could probably kill two birds with one stone if they used the station building as a new expanded tourist information centre.
It would save the enormous cost of building the proposed new centre at the castle gate, plus the rent on the current information centre. Also the station has good public transport links and ample close by parking for those visiting our area by car. The station building is probably large enough to provide a reasonable area for local artists to display their paintings / sculpture for sale , whilst improving the local tourist information aspect also.
NN 01/04/2011
Bit of a one sided debate on the future of nuclear power with Mr. I've got all my money riding on the Climate Scam Jeremy Legget and Monbiot versus BBC eco-fascist editorial policy shackled Steph. Of course Legget is going to say we can replace nuclear with renewables its his job to push solar and wind farms.
Monbiot was totally over the top with the Chinese mining casualties, I can't remember that many fatalities in modern British deep mines. In any case there is hardly any risk with open cast mining, I can't recall any British coal miners being killed in our few deep mines remaining more recently anyway.
Its quite clear that Fukushima means that politicians need to find themselves a good excuse to climb off the Climate Scam. As I observed recently the Fukushima incident thrusts a stake through the heart of the Kyoto protocol, however much Monbiot and other high priests of the green quasi-religion protest
Child of Gore #44
AGW is a complete scam, but that is not to say that we don't need to reduce our impact on the environment. Of course if the Green Party and other eco-fascist organisations were genuine they would suggest that we ban consumer credit on all products not capable of ( with intermediate maintenance ) lasting at least 30 years. We have the technology to do it and it would not increase the first cost that much.
Unfortunately the greens do not have a good track record on policy to reduce our impact on our environment. In fact they pushed heavy traffic calming even though they knew full well as long ago as 1995 that it doubled local traffic pollution.
Perhaps the main reason they pushed it was that the top players knew all along that it was the groundwork for the ghetto's to lock down and freeze and starve all the former manual workers who lost their jobs due to excessive road fuel taxes and now the 2008 Climate Change Act.
It may be reasonable to believe that all the people who still push man made global warming due to CO2 are a pretty nasty set of people in general. Sooner or later the truth is bound to come out and if I had been pushing the climate scam I would be pretty scared of the future repercussions.
Mork #48
You would appear to have had your brains washed by the Corporate Nazi's and I know one intelligent guy why cycles and is a Pedestrian in a 20 Mph home zone and he absolutely hates it. Once again you attempt to twist words buy attempting to portray that I would put the unban speed limit up to 55 Mph. The alleged road safety benefits of traffic Calming are less than clear, heavily traffic calmed Burnley reported a 44% reduction in child deaths over the past seven years, yet Ribble Valley with minimal traffic calming also reported a fall of 42% despite being far away from any A&E department. The reduction in road deaths is a good thing, but may be mostly due to better paramedic ambulance services and now the air ambulance service. Better medical provision was introduced alongside traffic calming, it may be wrong to give traffic calming all the credit when its contribution may be minimal. I believe that casualties have been cut by 15% in the Borough of Barnet since they ripped out existing traffic calming, casualties for cyclists dropped by twice the London average.
It would appear that the safety-fascists have been riding on improvements in paramedic ambulance service and more recently the widespread introduction of Air Ambulances. Its dead easy for the Corporate Nazi's to deny the improvements in emergency care and keep the credit for falling road deaths for themselves, just like at present they are totally dismissing the impact of free bus passes for the elderly and taking many " blind " drivers off the road. It is said that 1 in 6 current drivers would fail the current dead easy driving eye test, but yet no proposals for annual simple NHS free eye tests from the road safety lobbyists.
As for the alleged green jobs aspect it is fair to say that wind farms do employ lots of people in their construction, however, the Thanet Array wind farm has only created 21 permanent jobs, perhaps the most expensive jobs in history at that. We would be far better employing people to adapt to possible future climate change by launching projects like a national grid for water. Just two pipes needed one from Kielder to London and another from the lake district intersecting in Yorkshire, it could be all run on gravity no pumps needed. Similarly building up sea defences, all jobs that can be done by anybody with minimal training and don't involve any imports like wind farms and solar. All the concrete and steel used in wind farms would be far better invested in both a Severn and Morecambe bay barrage, but once again the eco-fascists are objecting to that.
NN 04/04/2011
#21 Sasha
If you had taken the time to read Friday's blog it would be clear to you that I am all for reducing our environment ( stop consumer credit on anything incapable of lasting at least 30 years ) and the only reason I am so apparently passionate about my position is that CO2 theory is being used as an excuse to introduce Nazi policy. I'm actually just watching the rise of Hitler again on Yesterday and its clear that he would never have got off the ground politically without the support of the Wandervogel ( the greens ).
Once upon a time ( 1995 ) I was almost on the point of joining the Green Party, and as a competent practical engineer contacted all the alleged green groups on the fact that their traffic calming doubled polution and it was therefore not a true environmentally friendly policy. I also suggested easy ways to change the tax on goods vehicles to encourage long distance rail ( charge road tax by mileage on a hub odometer ) and other practical cost effective suggestions to reduce transport emissions. No reply from any of my correspondance so I actually rung Friends of the Earth head office and allegedly talked to the then top man, only to be slagged off with loads of abuse for daring to question what has now become their quasi-religion.
I must admit that I don't trust anybody in a suit these days, and I later found that an excellent 1976 OU prog on aerodynamics ( which confirmed my practical experience ) I saw in the 1980s had its micro-film transcript botched to make unreadable. Perhaps that's because it contradicted all the aerodynamics propaganda being put out in the 1990 and continued to this day. It looks like these people who claim to be scientists are into the equivalent of burning books just like the Nazi's and therefore I do not trust any alleged science or scientists these days.
Just a few observations on the theoretical value of facebook, which can become addictive for some people although I very much doubt that any of the current users I know would actually pay for it. I've lost track of exactly how long I have been using it but it is true to say that it was far better in its original 2008 format.
Things were once simple, you had a home page and a news feed function, you could start a group if you had any particular axe to grind on any topic. The chat function was also useful for swapping information with friends. The chat function is the only thing that's good about facebook these days, so much so that it stuffed MSN live messenger which was actually better for chat, the latest MSN chat is just an imitation of the facebook format.
The main hurdle now is that its no longer easy to set up a workable group, and they have changed the page format to discourage people having a discussion function. Then there are the new " like " pages which usually only post group views on the main page, others hidden in the background. There was once a way around the attempted censor but now its impossible to post live links in comments. In fact facebook is becoming evermore useless as a medium to spread ideas compared to what it was originally. Even though I have loads more friends now many appear less online now than they did originally.
In fact the novelty is wearing off for many people, they only adverts they try to target at me are dating sites, for which I have no real interest. You can actually remove the adds and they ask you why in a multi choice question. I don't do applications anymore either and have them blocked from others posting on my page. Having said that I have met some interesting people and it saves me from doing Google searches for many of the links I post on the NN blog.
NN 27/04/2011
Like most of the people who allege to be on the left of British politics it would appear that you have totally lost the plot as its not a left / right question anymore. Obama is just another Corporate Nazi puppet and perhaps they have furnished him with a birth certificate in order to get him back in to carry on their Corporate Nazi globalist plan. It would appear that the Republicans don't have any decent candidates in the pipeline to oppose him, ( except for perhaps Ron Paul who is too old ) they all do just what Wall Street tells them to do anyway ?
Sasha #23
I would say that Obama has been worse than useless, at least the American public at large put an end to his eco-fascist ambitions although he is trying the dictator stunt introducing stuff via the EPA and the back door. Then there was health care, and all that he could manage was a welfare state for the private insurance companies which doesn't benefit any of the US population in general and in fact costs most people more whether they can afford it or not. He has wasted trillions providing a welfare state for the Banks and their stock market parasites to a point where even the US could end up requesting an IMF rescue package.
NN 28/04/2011
I can't help speculating that the real reason both Blair and Brown were not invited to said wedding is that the full truth behind the Climate Change Scam is bound to come out fairly shortly. Of course of all the politicians both Blair and especially Brown and his link to Copenhagen have got extremely dirty underpants on alleged green policy. Of course eco-fascist leaning Prince Charles will have to abdicate thus leaving the field wide open for a new clean start with William as the next King ?
The Geeens are a Trojan horse for what has become Corporate Nazism, thats how Hitler got in in Germany starting with support from the wandevogel.
The greens are an exact mirror image of the German Nazis, the only thing different is that the real greens have got it in for all low income people. Their plan is to freeze and starve low income people to death ( whilst maintaining the highest profit margin possible for the private companies involved ) in Warsaw style ghetto's, the groundwork for such being the heavy traffic calming introduced in low income areas over the past 20 years or so particularly in Muslim neighbourhoods.
More outings by the likes of Chowdray and the political will could be there to do it ?
NN 09/05/2011
#9 Sasha
I suppose you must take great pride in defending the people festering government policies to appease this guy, and there are plenty more alleged socialist greens out there backing him as well I suspect. They have already started on the " getting rid of defectives " ( freeze and starve the chronically sick to death ) bit with the recent welfare reforms, but its OK to have totally disabled people in private homes where they can be battery farmed and not given enough money to be able to smoke so they technically live longer and the corporations can make more profit for longer.
Its high time the gloves came off when dealing with these disgusting people feeding off the poor, but I suppose that you would prefer to be nice to the crocodile and hope that it will eat you last ?
#25 Sasha
The thing is about these Corporate Nazi's ( eco-fascists, health-fascists and safety fascists ) is that they just simply don't care about the impact of the measures they suggest on low income people. Perhaps the greatest link is ex stock market parasite Lord David Freud, who would appear to be the main architect of said welfare reforms, perhaps nothing to do with well researched IDS. The thing is that if you suffer from a long term illness there is little chance of you gaining secure employment in the private sector based on your medical records if you are truthful about it. I just hope that you never have to survive on 65 quid a week when not being able to keep warm means a life in agony, its bad enough as it was with incapacity benefit.
Similarly privatising the Motorways, people are already paying the equivalent of 10% stealth income tax on minimum wage on an average commute by car. Add in extra tolls and the cost of the electronic gadgets they will fore you to purchase and its not really worth working anymore, but perhaps some would love to put our relative basic human rights back into the 18th century. Its all false economic growth for the benefit of private corporations, I suspect that any plan to privatise the motorways is anti-competitive, as it will give the large players like Stobart the chance to get cheap mass access deals. All the competition in road haulage will be forced out, they big players will be able to charge anything they like and smaller manufacturing companies will go to the wall whilst inflation will rocket hitting the poorest hardest especially on food costs.
Of course that doesn't matter if you are a committed socialist and view the world through rose tinted glasses, if you had followed my NN blogging since 2007 you would have seen my Corporate Nazi thesis evolve. I was sparring with Jaded-Jean then and made it quite clear that Corporate Nazism is all about socialism for the benefit of multinational corporations, naked capitalism for ordinary people. Its not the same as Stalinism or the German Nazi's, but what their basic ideology behind them has evolved into in the 21st century.
Mork #39
" We are, obviously, heading back that way now."
now which way would that be, there are green shoots of the supertanker turning away from KKKorporate ideology, for one ID cards were scrapped, and now likewise the end of fines for putting the wrong thing in your bin. Its not all gloom and if you get into the confidence of quite senior grass roots Tories they are not best pleased with the Climate Scam etc. The thing is that none of them can get it around their head that we may have to default on the national debt, which is ultimately our only way out of the black hole global finance has become.

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