Monthly Archives: December 2014

Perception


Insight

The Self

The Self

The trouble with all of us is we all behave as if we should have individual rights that are greater than the groups rights. We all tend to want our own way and to get bolshie about anything that gets in the way of it. We tend to abuse the privileges that we all have and defend our right to do that. We have a tendency to hop in the car to go a few streets to the shop instead of walk because we believe it is saving us time, yes true but it still pushes up emissions, we burn electricity when it is not needed and get bloody minded about it.

The real trouble is that man is resistant to being told what to do, we all capitulate for the pay, yet we are belligerent in the workplace and still slow processes down and stretch the load to make it last and only pull out our fingers when an order must be met. Or a deadline kept. There is something about being told what to do that makes us drag our heals, and yet if we are asked we are more than willing to get up to speed, if we feel that we are helping someone we take charge and make short work of it. As a nation we overeat, guilty as charged, but on a new eating program not a diet. We don’t really know what to do with excess money and so squander more than we intend to. We know all the tales about wasting power, buying heavily packaged goods and leaving the car idling or making too many short trips in the car that can be walked, yet here we are after more than fifty years of expert advice. Still on the road of self-indulgence even in the face of third world poverty and hardship, we all still bloody mindedly want all things our own way and hell and be damned any goody two shoes that tries to tell us otherwise.

Now as children we had to obey and do as we were told at least up to three generations ago anyway. As each new generation has stepped up to bat they have had more and more privilege than the previous generation had. This should have had the effect of making a more willing new force, but with kids just chucking litter all over the place and as the hospitals and police can attest to, the revellers of this generation are no better than the previous generations with drink and violence at the weekends. And are just as adamant about getting their own way but are more accretive about it and more assured in feeling that they can and are entitled to do so. The nurture of the indulged next generation little darlings.

This is the perceptions of a man on the sidelines that is no longer in the game but is more of an observer than a participant. human nature seems to start at a base level in each successive generation and it seems to go through the same faults, hitting the same pitfalls and heading up the same blind alleys as the previous ones, each generation declares that it is not like the previous one, as the hippies sun was setting, the next rebellion was punk a total 180% knee jerk to the psychedelic fantasy and drug fuelled fab and hip culture of the beat generation successors. Each cultural redressed the differences and there are a few crossovers in the handover process, each making their stamp or so they think. Then with the rise of the corporate takeover of the music industry and as more big bands signed to labels the music revolution was capitalised right into the old dinosaur network of the fat controllers domain. If ever there was a death knell to a bright young dream it is when a band sells out ideals and dreams for so-called wealth. With the likes of Abba and their financial downfall and the last of the rock rebels dying in hard-drinking and hard living ways the writing was on the wall for the music industry after the corporate curse took effect. The movement was driven by idealists and believers and labels didn’t exist the fans were devotees and clubs were run by real fans and followers. Lyrics were inspirational, or told the story of lives, the music was radical and ground breaking and it was mutual love. The establishment order, took charge of venues and with permits, rights access, health and safety they strangled the hold outs into submission and now several decades later, we can see from stars in their eyes to the Hex Factor the jinks has nearly killed of the inspirational wellspring to deliver middle of the road, boy bands and singing groups. Not exactly the stuff of legend and all with very short shelf lives. The movie industry has become formula driven and mega stars like the early ones are now a thing of the past. All stitched up and served on a bland repeatable and almost predictable format.

The downfall of the creative process is when a star wants their own way, and just refuses to be told better, they price themselves out of the industry. Just like a one hit wonder James Bond actor. And there are many rumours like Megan Fox and the Transformers films. When we are doing better it is all kept to slow for us, we get pushier and pushier to get more and more of our own way. If we feel we are being deliberately slowed down, overlooked or sidelined we tend to kick up a bit more and push our luck and stretch chances and opportunities. Politicians hiring family and yet if you can’t help family who can you help.

Insight is the ability to see through the miasma, to get an understanding beyond the normal vision of things and to make a leap of understanding. In a world where there are no guarantees in any level of life and most estimates are no more than educated guesses, like how many hectares of land does it take to produce all the opium in the world and how come after some sixty years we still can’t pinpoint all the drug growing lands and with modern satellites that can we are told, photograph distant galaxies millions of light years away and yet we can’t map a ball of spinning dirt only a mile and a half below them. Track planes by heat signature as well as black box so no more flights can go missing. Then there is the north sea oil, they had no way of knowing how much was ever down there it was an educated guess, but when the inevitable happened, the prices fell and so the oil will now be used up quicker, that is why fracking is being pushed through against better sense, legal obligation, an unelected government committing unconstitutional acts against the electorate, working against the will of the people, ignoring the mandate to protect and serve and instead giving itself dictatorial powers, trying to circumvent the mandate of the people by giving sovereign rights away, the very rights that bind a government to its people and nation (TTIP).

The lowering of oil prices will mean that we who cannot reign ourselves in and show any level of restraint will squander the last of it too quickly, this will have an effect on shipping of raw materials and then re shipping the final products.

This governmental system has tried in vain to get the common man to reign himself in to eat sensibly, to use public transport, they tried pricing cars out of the poorer man’s pocket, in general it is believed that they have the least self-restraint of all, that they are the most self-indulgent, but when you look at the pricing of bubbly for the big house, the pay rises and the scams and expenses, they are proving to be no better than anybody else and in some areas worse than all of the rest of us together, they can change the laws as they see fit.

It is fast becoming a clear and present fact that the system is trying to get sacked and is trying to get off the hook of dealing with no oil, a belligerent and self-indulgent population and dwindling resources in a now global aggressive market. We keep proving we hate being made to be sensible and have a strong irrational streak in our natures. We refuse to eat sensibly, to live healthier and exercise more, to regulate our motor vehicle use, to holiday at home instead of flying. This is because when the world was fresh in the fifties, oil was plentiful and gas guzzlers were the self-indulgence of a pride driven USA, it was the advent of the labour-saving devices, washing machines and luxury goods becoming available to the common man, that industry and commerce first started the hike to do more have more get more, and hell take the hindmost if you don’t get yours bub. The very roots of the capitalist base were born in little America’s back kitchen production lines and the rat race really began in earnest.

Scotland is lucky that it can produce such a sustainable development for renewable energy production, but that may mean we are all on electric cycles and electric cars before the next decade is here. At this time of year as we all celebrate the New Year and say goodbye to the old it is even harder to get people to reign it in. With so many people thinking that they are on a journey, or are just out to find themselves, we tend to treat the world as a transition phase as we pass through it, but something better must be maintained for the next generations as they are being born. so let’s hope that with the western worlds strangle hold on Russia we do not forget that people, will suffer while governments will survive. Let’s hope that no one is starved or frozen by the sanctions stranglehold.

Take a moment to think, take only what you need and can use and leave some for others. Be more sensible with power and oil, eat better and get out more. Carry a little bit more responsibility and we may just make it round the next corner. Have a happy new year one and all.

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Under the Weather


Getting Baltic

Harvest

Harvest

The forecasters are all over the shop again with their storm bombs and their forecast generalisations. The predictions again show a distinct lack of foresight and accuracy that is quite honestly getting more than a little embarrassing. The forecasters are beginning to behave more than a little like the politicians of the post referendum debacle as they change stories, swap stances and infiltrate other parties (keep your eye on them), and while a leopard cannot change its spots it can purr like a kitten when it pleases. Pre election rats leaving the sinking ship is very suspicious both in their timing and their actual credentials. Buyer beware springs to mind for any new fortunate group ranks that are being swollen by ship jumping pre-election deserters?

The forecasts about the weather have been just as accurate as most election pledges, promises and the usual round of bribes and incentives, from the we want to rule you all, our way and we will give you these concession’s if they don’t get in the way of our master plans, which we will not tell you about as we don’t have to declare anything, and will keep implementing as we see fit when you elect us in, even when we unelected-ly coalition ourselves in .

First the forecast was for four-week period for Frozen Britain this stated that the Islands were all expected to be plunged into a bleak winter. Then we woke on Friday and ‘Britain’ was experiencing a frost blanketed morning, but it turned out to be just Kent, while Glasgow had a little bit of ice and only the distant peaks showed white caps of frost or light snow that were gone by the next day. Excessive use of exaggeration guys. In winter forecasting it could all be about elevation guys. Then it was all about a warming and well you get the picture.

Glasgow Fri 12/12/14 Campsies.

Frost Caps on the Campsies

Glasgow Sun 14/12/14 Campsies.

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While the period of climate change was under way with the convergence of the nine realms, the weather changes have had particular country and ethnic results. America has been experiencing some of the Baltic’s front and temperature dips in winter, cold fronts and drifts. The effect that it has had is the American is a little bit more reserved for the exchange and more than a little subdued from the effects. In the summer evidence that the southern states storms have settled back into a more spaced out pattern is starting to show while life is going on as normal.

The summer for the Russian bears that were finally getting out of the winter cave were stretching their legs, leaning on neighbour s and pissing off the world leaders with their bolshie behaviour. High spirits abounded with some tailgating the locals and taking the toys (subs planes etc) out for a spin as well as Vlad getting out and about on some field trips is all good for the weather incarcerated bears to get out and mark territory and mate, they are now recruiting males that breed indiscriminately or prolifically must be suffering from some diminished or chilled ardour in the Baltic’s then, more than just a breeze about their knees then. While their new Santa List for xmass has just been revealed.

While Britain experienced a schism in its psyche that produced a cold front from the south and a chill wind from north of the borders. It is beginning to show marked differences in weather fronts as well, flooding is becoming normal south of the divide especially in autumn through winter and even into spring in some areas. Skiers are facing delays in their favourite resorts as the winter delays of snow now could bolster the Aspen resorts clientele making a tidy profit for their industry, or even New York state if the cold front becomes settled there.

So as we all settle down to the approaching festive season we are again looking at too many repeats on terrestrial TV as ‘they’ try to wean us on to pay for view so that only the elite will be informed and all others will be ostracised in the process adding to the schism in our social differences. As newspapers are all facing a printing death as will magazines as we all drive forward on the progress locomotive that is steaming ahead to paperless (no such thing, they are aiming for paper free) offices. This will remove receipts to some form of handheld device that is quite a Space 1999 type of universal communicator, computer and information center, money personal details, medical records, or to you and me the next generation of smart phone one without a breakable screen. Ah the next generation x devices already on the xmass lists and wish lists of the programmed populace of the western world.

Well as this year is heading for a close would like to take the time to wish everyone a great holiday, both for xmass and for the new year, where hopefully we will see a new political landscape by the spring time for Scotland. Dear Santa on the next election can you please wake Scotland up enough to take care of its own business as the present set of unelected managers are too crooked to trust and have a collective hidden agenda, with TTIP, and fracking up the landscape. So lest make it a golden turnout Scotland Needs Protecting, so remember what SNP stands for.

It still amazes me that people think that Scotland can play Westminster politics and win for Scotland. It only works for the English at home and the English residents in their land grabbed footholds in Northern Ireland, Southern Scotland, Southern Wales where they are all alright Jack.

The new jobs creation program for the submarines at Faslane, when coupled with the Westminster withholding of job creation powers for Scotland, will see a new influx of Westminster voter to swell the traitorous ranks in the lowlands. The housing waiting list are already prejudicial to the indigenous Scott that is unemployed or on disability or benefits of any kind. While new housing associations will fast track new workers into the area using the know associates (work boss colleagues) or existing family as the English like to do. Will have the effect of disenfranchising the indigenous in their own lands. Oh yes and Ian Duncan Smith wants to limit people to two children per household and that will keep Scotland’s population at the present levels, while new jobs are created from the south and a mobile workforce is drafted in. All Scottish local authorities are showing a distinct bias to Westminster lead policies that are not on any manifesto and have a back door staging action. Council tax, bedroom tax and yet more taxes for the asset strippers from next door. They really are the grinch at the festive table.

So lest make 2015 a golden year for Scotland and regain our sovereignty to get these inequalities addressed in our own land. All the best for the festive season one and all.

Postings


In the know

Warrior

Warrior

What you see, what you hear and what you know are three very different things. Your lifestyle will have a big effect on how disconnected these three perceptions of life will be. There was a video clip on my Face book feeds this morning showing a dash cam image of a crash as it happened, the driver veered across the lanes into oncoming traffic to collide with a truck. The video went viral and the belief that it happened in America and the dashboard camera was in a state troopers vehicle was the word on the video. It has since come to light that the driver of the car was killed and he was from Moscow, the road itself is a notorious one for taking lives. A long way from the version passed around as is.

The busy life styles of most people prohibit the ability to delve past the initial report and to go and verify what we hear or are told is the truth as the rumour is more interesting than the real story is. We tend to accept it at face value more readily if it conforms with one of our own beliefs about the world negative or positive, good bad or indifferent. So we quite quickly begin to accept things even when we cannot check them out or verify them ourselves. A modern age coping mechanism to let us think that we can keep up and feel involved and connected, when in reality most of it is speculation, observation and a smattering of misinformation.

The discrepancies in the represented facts and the world realities are never then questioned, most people will never revisit a story again, unless the type of incident is active in that person’s world. the facts about Housing, schools, care, banking, police, criminal justice and of course politics are very different to what we are told is going on. Newspapers are in the business of selling papers and so they will dig till they get an angle on a story that will sell and that is just a harsh fact of life, media has to toe the line between informing people and government policy of keeping some things out of the public domain for the national interest of course.

Some discrepancies are blatant and yet we never tend to question them like wine figures, this shows the countries and the hectares are minute in each country so don’t let the map fool you. The truth is there are not enough hectares of vineyards in the world to produce all the so-called quality wines we have and the cheep plonk that is available, so how is the shortfall produced, an easy speculation is to assume the cheep end is made up from low quality grapes and are mixed and that a certain percentage has to be made using the old bath tub gin method. The creation of flavoured alcoholic drinks is not new and has a well established history.

Another glaring discrepancy is why after all the foreign aid (checkout unspecified listings) to countries that this country has given aid to, why is a large portion of the money siphoned off into some dictators pockets, creating a minor elite of wealthy leaders in poor countries, while the rest is only used for education and social purposes. Why is the west still the main recipient of raw goods and materials from third world countries, and our aid is not to increase their ability to manufacture the goods themselves. But is aimed at education and no real investment in manufacture or small business start-ups. Why are we shipping raw goods around the world and all the cost for this, then the west takes the materials which are then processed and then shipped again by western industries, like for instance African cocoa beans. How come Africa with all its diamonds, gold and safari industries is still too poor to manufacture and take over the global production of chocolate and all its diverse products, after all take cocoa, sugar and milk and you have chocolate, yet…

Another strange thing is the discrepancy in the housing situation in Scotland, a recent amendment has stopped the right to buy, you wonder why. The locals and indigenous population find themselves on waiting lists that can last for years in some cases decades. Yet a working stiff transplanting from an industry based investment in Scotland will be fast tracked up the housing ladder, giving preferential treatment to workers and yet the fact that councils have been made to sell of housing stock has sped this process up and as local investment for the Scots and jobs creation is anti Westminster policy is surely just pure coincidence. Transplanting the Scot out of work and house and home is a mission creeping action and a policy of our Westminster elected (sorry unelected ) government. The Smith report (download the PDF) has confirmed that whenever Scotland try’s to play at Westminster politics Scotland loses out every single time. No jobs creation powers mean no housing prospect for Scots this will increase housing lists and stretch waiting times while fast tracking new jobs, and non Scottish workers will be eligible under the new housing association policies of housing for working people. This is beginning to look like a deliberate policy to supplant the indigenous population with a capitalist base that has allegiances to Westminster. Is this the beginning of the end for any form of home rule for Scotland, when misinformation is common and nawbag infiltrators are rife in the social media forums, the political party charm offensive and recruitment drive has started in earnest. This media smoke screen is just keeping the Scot in the dark or just chasing red herrings.

A government of the people is elected by the people to serve the nations people, to protect the land and its resources for the future generations. The pseudo democracy that the Westminster politics is, that is financed by large corporate backers is there to serve the greater good of the economy and wealth of its investors more than it is to serve its nation and its people. Therefore it makes good sense for them to protect their investors interests and to pay resource and material countries to not manufacture goods and to be content with just shipping the materials to the western investment base.

This country needs a consensus of people ready willing and able to get together and not just for the nice day out marches and protests that are mainly sales points for memorabilia, recruitment drives for political parties and are at best just feel good social exercises to make people believe that they are getting some place in their campaign promotions.

When any country in the world has a consensus of the electorate active and ready to vote and will be there at the checking points and counts by having an off the forum headcount ready to check against official declarations, then that will be a real democratic action a public figure check that will show up the infiltrators that say they will, when they never will, this will help deliver a realistic count of the people, by the people for the greater good of the people and its nation, to protect the national interest against big industry and large investment houses trying to steal people’s rights under some global control mechanism, to strip nations of their inherent powers and historic rights.

Ah well suppose that is just another item for the Christmas wish list, for some fine day in the future then, as most people are kept too busy running around to do anything about it.

Tote that barge lift that bale, if you don’t do as your told you will end in jail.