Posted on 10:05am Friday 17th May 2013
Well we only have a week left of our Algarve holiday. It started out really cold for the first couple of days, but soon warmed up to 26 degrees which lasted a couple of weeks, but has dropped to about to about 14 degrees along with cloudy skies. We have met and chatted to some interesting people. One being a retired Irish stockbroker from Wexford, he introduced himself as this. He said he has millions stashed away from his days as a stockbroker and that he had it hidden away so nobody could find it. The way he looked I could not help wondering if that applied to himself as well he continued his story on how is family were in the oil business and were extremely rich. It’s the first time I have ever met a 55 year old multi millionaire ex stockbroker, with most of his teeth missing and the few he had left were stained brown. He was dressed like he bought his clothes from the pound rail in his local charity shop. I fired a couple of questions at him about quantitative easing and fractional reserve banking, he just changed the subject to how he could drink three pints to the fellow he was next to in the bar last night’s one. I now know he has been married to his wife for three years, who has had Cancer twice, and her ex husband was a prick and he had to get a hit man to kill him. The hit man must have missed because the prick of his wife’s ex husband, was still alive later in the conversation. He was a great footballer who was chauffeured in a Mercedes from Dublin just so he could score the goals to help his club win the league (that’s the multi billionaire not the hit man or the prick of his wife’s ex husband) This man went on to tell us how his wife’s kids called him daddy, and his stepson aged 32 was in tears when he learned his new stepdad was off on his holidays for 10 days. His step dad asked him why are you crying and the stepson replied it was because he was going to miss the ex stockbrokers cooking as he was such a brilliant cook. So not only have I had some abysmal cool weather in the Algarve, I have had the chance to rub shoulders with the elite. : ) It is now persisting down assisted by a gale force wind, I did not think things could get much worse, on top of this, I bought an inflatable bed to put on the very hard sun lounger, and the next day the sun disappeared, I am looking at my inflated bed wondering how it is going to fit in my overfilled flight bag. Maybe I will deflate it and wrap it around my body and smuggle it on board the plane. We still have a week left, even after writing this, funny how time goes so fast when you are having fun. Another minute passed, Tick Tock, Tick Tock.
Posted on 11:38am Friday 8th March 2013
Bedroom tax is yet another attack on the poor and vulnerable. People in Social Housing on any kind of benefit, with a spare bedroom will have received letters informing them that they will have to pay a levy for unoccupied bedrooms. This tax should not be levied against anyone who is willing to move to a smaller property, especially seeing that our Council has no smaller properties to offer. The only answer is for the Council to increase the stock of smaller properties thus helping the homeless and those in dire need for social housing. This would allow people to downsize while providing much needed work for local construction workers, and at the same time drive down the high cost of renting in the private sector, landlords would have to compete with the affordable council house rents. How can council tenants be penalised for living in a property that is bigger than they need, when there is no alternative accommodation for them to downsize available. The Government has created this problem with social housing by selling off properties to tenants, and not using the revenue received to build additional housing stock.
Posted on 12:46am Saturday 12th January 2013
In Wales, Carwyn Jones AM recently quoted "We aim to tackle poverty relentlessly in every way we can" He and the assembly have just past on a little extra poverty to Pensioners on Pension Credit, they will now have to pay 10% towards their council tax, where previously it was judged that anyone on guaranteed Pension Credit who had so little income, they were not required to pay Council Tax. Mr Jones and his cabinet have decided that all those on Pension Credit will have to pay at least 10% towards their council tax, that's about £70 to someone deemed on the poverty line. In Scotland and England Pensioners on Pension Credit are not liable for this 10% poverty tax. How on earth does Carwyn think this is tackling poverty? Shame on him and the assembly, obviously their words mean nothing!
Posted on 2:00pm Saturday 13th October 2012
After a few days working in the garden, and taking rubbish to the local tip, I notice a few bites on my waistline. I thought they were midge or Mosquito bites, but they turned out to be far worse problematic. My wife and I had to go and look after my mother who is suffering from Alzheimer’s. It was an 8 hour journey on slow coach Arriva, I felt uncomfortable on the way up, with not a clue of what was about to happen to me. We retired early after our long trek, only for me to wake up about half three in the morning, with excruciating pain all around my side. It felt like my ribs were broken and my skin was on fire along with what felt like someone was repeatedly stabbing me in the side with a blunt knife. I had to get up and sit in the chair downstairs for a bit or just walk about to stop this endless pain. I had contracted Shingles, I have never had them before and hope will never get them again. You cannot lie down without diabolical pain with a feeling like someone had doused you in petrol and set it alight, the pain came in waves the pain was so bad it made me feel sick. The next morning I travelled about 20 miles to a health food shop that I was a customer of, we arrived only to find they had closed down. I need some health supplements to ease this pain from hell. On returning back to my mother’s house, I scoured the internet for health food shops, the only one I could find was about 25 miles away. Next morning we set off on our quest to the shop, we arrived a few hours later only to find an earlier traffic accident had put in the shops windows resulting in the shops closure. Shingles are bad enough on their own without all this fruitless travel. That evening my daughter informed us about another health food shop in the centre of Manchester, this time I had a telephone number to check if they were open, they were. I obtained some Oregano oil capsules, DSMO, Tea Tree oil, Cayenne Pepper, enabling me to make a potion for dabbing on to the Shingles and a mix to consume also. I did get some light relief, but the burning itchy skin continued for a few days after. I would not wish Shingles on my worst enemy; it is definitely an illness from Hell.
Posted on 4:45pm Wednesday 18th July 2012
Charlie Pug seemed to be lonely and needed constant attention he wants to be with someone 24/7, so we decided to get him a friend, a baby Pug dog. We ordered him from a family in Llanelli, and then waited a few weeks until he was 8 weeks old before collecting him. Otis as we have called him is full of cuteness, he can quite easily fit on one hand, he seems to be driving Charlie mad, he will not leave him alone, constantly trying to nip him in the undercarriage. For a couple of days Charlie spent his time on the windowsill escaping this 8 week old crocodile. Otis is slowly becoming more sociable after a week of telling him off for chewing Charlie, our hiking boots and any spare thumb or ear that was hanging around by him, his teeth are like needles. I do not think Charlie is too happy with his new brother, he keeps giving us a look of despair, and as if to say “where the hell is this thing from, it was a lot more peaceful before he arrived.”
Posted on 12:33pm Monday 9th July 2012
This is information printed in the UK Telegraph today 09/07/2012 "Nuclear submarines hit by more than 200 fires in the past 25 years" I hope our first minister reads and understands it, before welcoming Nuclear Submarines into Milford Haven Wales.
Posted on 6:36pm Thursday 5th July 2012
Our Government has voted against having a judicial enquiry to determine the way the Banks are conducting their businesses. Barclays have just been caught manipulating interest rates in favour of their own profits. This activity is insider trading, which is criminal under present law. It indirectly caused thousands of businesses to fold and millions of homes lost across the globe. I have just sat watching the live vote in parliament, and the subsequent result. It all pointed to that our government is well and truly in the big Banking/Corporation Pockets. We have the same manipulation on the commodity markets. You and I are being forced to pay coerced inflated high prices due to futures where speculators buy up Food Crops before they actually come out of the ground. Growers do not get a good price for their efforts and we at the end of the chain end up paying the speculators high prices for basic food stuffs. Multinational Corporations are bad news for everyone except for the companies themselves. They buy crops sit on them, causing artificial shortages (same with Oil) then when the price goes sky high they release the commodities at a premium price. There are too many middle men adding their premium onto our food and energy prices.
Posted on 5:12pm Thursday 5th July 2012
This another story copied and pasted from Naturalnews.com Check them out, lots of alternative info. Thank you NaturalNews : ) (NaturalNews) British registered company, GlaxoSmithKline, faces $3 billion in penalties after pleading guilty to the biggest health care fraud case in history. GSK admitted that physicians had been bribed to push potentially dangerous drugs in exchange for Madonna tickets, Hawaiian holidays, cash and lucrative speaking tours. They also admitted distributing misleading information regarding the antidepressant Paxil. The report claimed that it was suitable for children, but failed to acknowledge data from studies proving its ineffectiveness in children and adolescents.
Posted on 5:00pm Thursday 5th July 2012
This article was posted on NaturalNews.com I have copied and pasted it here for everyone like me that is interested in Alternative Supplements/Foods/ Medicine etc to read. Enjoy and check out NaturalNews.com for similar dietary information. : ) NaturalNews Maybe you've seen those commercials where a doctor is working on a construction crew, then it shows the construction worker in the pharmacy looking for the right medicine, telling you not to do your doctor's job because you wouldn't want him doing yours. It's quite a ridiculous analogy really, insinuating that there's a similarity in a doctor running a jack hammer, and you taking care of your own body, like that's someone else's job. No one else can maintain your body or has to live with the consequences of how you do so, but you. Duh.
Posted on 9:43pm Saturday 23rd June 2012
The weather was grey but rain stayed away, it was only the crowds that poured onto the dockside at Milford Marina today. Yes Fish week was well underway. Happy people wandered between the variety of trade stalls, food wagons and great entertainment. It was a carnival atmosphere with children enjoying the excitement of the inflatable’s and various rides. Bands were playing while people leisurely sipped there drinks in scenes like you would find outside a continental bar. Anyone could see that this year’s organisers had once again done a terrific job. The Party spirit was all around there was even a boat with a 3 man band aboard, playing while it scooted between the revellers. These events bring the best out in everyone, a couple of hours to forget your troubles and let your hair down. Let’s all look forward to next year Fish Week extravaganza. Well done everybody, it all went down swimmingly. : )
Posted on 9:54am Monday 18th June 2012
I insure an old camper van that does about 1500 miles a year max, with the NFU, last year it cost £231 with full no claims, this year it is £320 with no claims. I rang another insurance brokers to get a quote, they informed me that I already had a good deal at £320. They also said, because I was paying my insurance on a direct debit, if I cancelled I would still have to pay the full insurance premium of my old insurance policy because it is a credit agreement. if you cancelled your policy you would have to pay the full premium. He also informed me that because my camper was my only vehicle, insurance companies charge you an excess because using a camper van as a main vehicle you are more likely to have an accident. I know £320 is not a lot in relation to what other drivers have to pay, but how they have moved the goal posts over the last few years. Welcome to "Rip off Britain" at every corner you turn.
Posted on 10:51am Thursday 9th February 2012
Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland doesn't make enough thyroid hormones. This slows down the metabolism of the body, leading to symptoms such as always feeling cold, fatigue and easily putting on weight. Your thyroid gland makes two hormones: thyroxine (also called T4) and triiodothyronine (also called T3). Together, these hormones regulate your body's growth and metabolism. Your metabolism is how quickly your body uses resources to create energy and how quickly this happens in the body. It affects lots of things, including how much you weigh and how much you sleep. It is quite difficult to get your GP to diagnose this condition; this is because today GPs mainly rely on blood tests to diagnose their patients. Before the use of blood testing Doctors would use the pinch method where they would gently pinch your skin at top of your arms also taking your temperature on waking, before you start moving about, gives a good indication. If your body temperature is below 37 Centigrade is another clue. Hypothyroidism can go undiagnosed for a lifetime. You may have a GP that is aware of the symptoms, if not do your own research, and present it to your GP, to see what they make of your findings. Treatment used to be taking natural Thyroid extract; today we are given synthetic treatments which do not work as good as the natural form of Thyroid extract. There is lots of information about Hypothyroidism on the Internet, investigate this for yourself and If you feel you have the symptoms, go to your GP and get yourself checked out, armed with the knowledge you have acquired..I found a book called "Hypothyroidism Type 2" by Mark Starr, M.D. very enlightening.
Posted on 1:15pm Wednesday 8th February 2012
I pay road tax but hardly use my vehicle; we mostly walk with the exception of sometimes driving at weekends, for long distances we use the train as cheaply as possible by booking in advance. If our Government really wanted a healthy population they would instead of spending millions on a high speed rail link, upgrade existing lines and add more rural connections and at the same time build an independent vehicle free National Cycle Network, where cyclists along with walkers could travel around the UK and into Europe in safety, far away from the dangers of cars and their pollution. We already have a few cycle paths in Pembrokeshire but they need linking up to all major towns, it would bring more holiday cyclists and tourists, providing much needed jobs and income for the county. Come on Wales let’s build this Cycle Network and lead the UK in providing a healthier life for our citizens and tourists. : )
Posted on 11:57am Wednesday 18th January 2012
Prostate Problems A large percentage of men over 50 will suffer problems with an enlarged Prostate. Symptoms vary from excessive urination, trouble passing urine and erectile dysfunction, along with various aches and pains around the groin area. Most people visit their GP to get treatment for this sometime excruciating painful condition. In their sixties my father and his two brothers all suffered from complete urination blockage, which is extremely painful and dangerous which can badly damage your kidneys as the urine backs up all the way back to your kidneys, which can prove fatal. All three were hospitalised and operated on, my dad’s brothers were diagnosed with Prostate Cancer and had their Prostate removed. My dad had a simple operation to open up the tube that was blocked by the enlarged Prostate. I had always assumed that this Prostate problem would eventually visit me, as it seemed genetic in our family. My assumptions proved quite correct a few months ago. It started with me having no strength of flow as I passed urine, and increased frequency in having to urinate. It got worse and I had to get up a couple of times in the night causing me sleep problems. I researched online for natural herbal treatments. I already knew about the herbs Saw Palmetto and Pumpkin Seed Oil which had proved helpful to some people as a food supplement that relieved their symptoms, I obtained both herbs and did get relief from them, but something did not seem quite right, my wife came across an article saying Nettle Root soaked in 40% proof Vodka, for at least 2 weeks is useful for the problems I was suffering. I started taking a teaspoon of our homemade tincture 3 times a day, allowing the tincture to sit under my tongue so it was easily absorbed into the body. It seems to be working very well and I have regained full urine flow. I will continue to take the Nettle Root Tincture for a few months and then stop and see if everything is OK without it. I strongly believe in treating my health problems with Herbal rather than Pharmaceutical products, I have been doing this for years, I am not endorsing what I am doing, and would encourage anyone suffering from health problems to contact their GP and other medical advisors, and get yourself checked out.
Posted on 8:10pm Friday 30th December 2011
Just before Christmas I visited Haverfordwest riverside Farmer’s Market, I came across the Blaencamel farm stall, selling organically grown produce. I purchased a variety of their vegetables and salad. The cost was slightly more expensive than the supermarket, but worth every penny due to the produce quality and taste. After too many disappointments of buying poor quality/tasting fruit and vegetables from our local national supermarkets, I am making one New Year’s resolution, and that is to support local farmers and growers, especially “Organic Growers”. If you have never tasted Organic produce you are missing a treat, to me it tastes better and feels a lot more nutritious than the bland tasting stuff hanging off the supermarket shelves. Join me in supporting the quality food producers of Wales, you know it makes sense. : )
Posted on 6:38pm Wednesday 7th September 2011
In a recent trip to Germany I had the chance to visit WW2 Belsen concentration camp. I was fully aware of the war time atrocities that had occurred to residents of the camp. I remember as a child seeing the black and white film footage shown on the newsreels of local cinemas. As we drove into the car park of Belsen, you could not miss a massive grey building which turned out to be a museum, a modern building, built from bleak looking concrete, you enter into its cavernous halls some twenty five foot high, through a pair enormous dark steel door. Hundreds of illuminated pictures, mostly of people who had perished at the hands of their Nazi guards were on display throughout the museum. As I viewed the pictures of the deceased and condemned, I felt like weeping, how man could have done this to their fellow man was beyond my comprehension. Sadly we are still allowing war crimes against the peoples of Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, along with many other countries. We left the museum and walked around the acres of gardens that were surrounded by high trees; the large flat area was peppered with several large mounds, which were all mass graves of the murdered people who once existed in most horrific conditions until they could not take it anymore. Except for the sound of crickets there was a strange eerie silence permeating all around, not one single bird could be heard or seen to fly over the graves. Melancholy will reside at Belsen forever, I hope the people of the future, will feel the great sadness and anger I felt for those who suffered and died at Belsen,and for all other victims of wars and atrocities that have perished in this world that is driven mostly by greed.
Posted on 10:53am Wednesday 13th July 2011
How safe are Airport full body scanners I was aware of full body scanners operating in some of our Airport Terminals; I also believed that we all had the right to refuse them, as long as we went through a thorough pat down.
Posted on 8:18pm Monday 4th July 2011
We finally got around to making a batch of Water Kefir, we have read about the health benefits of it, but with one thing or another, we did not find the time to make it, until now, that is. I am delighted we finally got around to making it, it is greeeeaaatt!
Posted on 1:53pm Wednesday 22nd June 2011
The Georgia guidestones is a strange monument constructed out of blue granite, it suddenly appeared in Elberton County, USA. Like a modern day Stonehenge, no one knows who erected it or who paid for it. The stones are carved with a set of new age commandments, the first of which states that Worlds population should be no larger than 500,000.000. This Monument must of cost a fortune to build yet nobody knows who finance it. The Instructions are written in eight languages: English, Spanish, Swahili, Hindi, Hebrew, Arabic, Chinese, and Russian, along with an inscription in four ancient languages, carved in the base of the monument. The 10 commandments carved on the stones. 1. Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.
Posted on 12:25pm Friday 17th June 2011
The Sun has an ever changing cyclical life. It has periods of multiple sunspots this is called a Solar Maximum and other periods of no sunspots called Solar Minimum. This happened quite recently and we witnessed about a year without any sunspot activity. The sun seems to have an 11 year cycle and every 22 years the magnetic solar pole reverses. Scientists have predicted that by the year 2012 the Sun will be at a solar Maximum a period when the sun throws out large amounts of matter, called Mass Coronal Ejections and produces a large amount of sun spots. The scientists are now rethinking this projection as the Sun seems to be yet again failing to produce sunspots, the opposite to their prediction. They are likening the suns activity to the same period around 1645-1715, a period known as the "Little Ice Age”. Almost 70 years without sunspots. Until recently scientists have been predicting the Sun would by around 2012 move into solar maximum, a period of intense flares and sunspot activity, but lately a curious calm has suggested quite the opposite. If the amount of sunspots effects the earths climate, that is more sunspots = warmer, fewer = colder, we could be in for a very chilly experience.
Posted on 9:32am Wednesday 15th June 2011
I enjoy putting blogs on the Western Telegraph blogging site, I also like to read peoples own opinions that is,if they have a different idea or if they agree or disagree with anything I write, so long as they put their beliefs about the subject matter and refrain from personal opinions about me. It would seem from some of the comments I have received about anything that is alternative are extremely negative and never put anything positive to think about. So I have decided to write a couple of blogs in the style of the BBC “Question Time” where I will ask a question and commentators can give their opinions and beliefs on the question. My first question is, Why do you think the UK and UN forces are attacking Libya and trying to remove its leader?
Posted on 5:23pm Friday 10th June 2011
I like a lot of others have recently suffered from a bad chest infection it was the type that created breathing problems as soon as my head hit the pillow on going to bed. I could not sleep for coughing. I remembered about eating raw Garlic. I chomp a few cloves while eating a meal or a sandwich, I do not really like the taste of Garlic, but used to consume it years ago at any sign of a cold appearing. It really made me feel well, even though my breath smelt like a gas works, the smelly breathe was worth putting up with for the relief I got as the Garlic cleared up my chest and made it much easier to breathe. Garlic is a wonderful plant unless you are allergic to it, some people are, so should refrain from consuming it. Luckily I am not one of these people, so will consume it until my chest clears up completely, sorry for the Sulphur smell that accompanies me, if you happen to to have to sit next to me on the bus. : ) About Garlic Garlic is a mini-storehouse of minerals. Manganese, Copper, Iron, Zinc, Sulphur, Calcium, Aluminium, Chlorine, and Selenium are all part of the minerals contained in Garlic. One hundred grams, or 3 1/2 ounces, of fresh Garlic will supply the following: • Copper 0.30 mg • Iron 1.7 mg • Manganese 1.12 mg • Phosphorous 153 mg • Selenium 14.2 mg • Zinc 1.16 mg • Garlic is one of the oldest known medicinal plants, and it's been credited with fighting heart disease, lowering blood pressure and helping to fight off colds.
Posted on 10:37am Friday 10th June 2011
I have just bought a “Shatki Mat” also known as a “Nail Mat”. I was told by a friend how good they are for increasing your energy levels throughout the day. I am just getting over a very bad chest infection, so I thought I would buy one and try it out. I bought one from EBay for £12.00 with free postage, it arrived a couple of days later.
Posted on 11:57am Monday 6th June 2011
First the EU, under directives from the “Global Corporations”, that are controlling the planets monetary and commodity supplies, has almost banned any useful herbal medicine and food supplements, by the newly introduce nutricidal laws introduced by Codex Alimentarius. Why are these foods and supplements, such a threat? How many people have died from their consumption in comparison to prescription drugs?
Posted on 10:32am Tuesday 24th May 2011
I despair on the daily reports of more and more Arab/Islamic countries being destabilised by our Western governments. This modern day Crusade is still about the plunder of foreign national resources, under the guise of bringing democracy to their people, no matter how many lives it cost’s.
Posted on 12:10pm Monday 9th May 2011
My LWB Transit van insurance for this year is £120 for third party fire and theft; this was calculated by my age, full no claims bonus and Post Code. I have just been quoted for renewal, by the same company £190, well over 50% increase in premiums, this is with a full no claims bonus. To make matters worse I changed my Transit for a Mondeo Estate this week, and they quoted me £300 Fully Comprehensive. I said I did not want Fully Comprehensive and they replied it is cheaper than third Party only. We are being ripped off with everything these days. It makes you think; with the amount of tax we pay on fuel/excise duty, is it really worth owning a car!
Posted on 9:06pm Tuesday 26th April 2011
Some days it looks like someone has emptied a pile of rubbish bins onto some of the roads. I cannot believe the amount of mess, it is getting worse by the day. People are discarding fast food wrappings, drinking out of cans and bottles, and then just throwing them onto the ground when empty. Worst still, the pavements are covered in broken bottles, and dog fouling is prolific. What on earth is wrong with these litter louts, and lazy pet owners, have they been dragged up. They should be brought to account and prosecuted; they have no respect for the rest of the community. The amount of incidents of spitting is on the increase, what a revolting practice. We are bombarded by foul language from the mouths of young children, teenagers and sadly adults. Throw in the graffiti adorning the bus shelters and public passage ways, and it gives a pretty grim picture of the County, all down to few bad eggs, spoiling the pleasure for the rest of us, fortunate to be living in beautiful Pembrokeshire. We have the laws in place already, they just need enforcing.
Posted on 11:24pm Wednesday 20th April 2011
Last Monday it was a nice day so decided to walk from Milford to Pembroke Dock, via Steynton and along the Neyland Cycle path, to burn a few calories. I have mentioned before our observations on dead and dying Bees, on this particular walk, there were dozens various types of Bees and Wasps, dead and dying. This year has to be the worst for the poor Bees. I did notice that a lot of fields at the side of the cycle path were void of weeds, and wondered what type of Weed killer had been used. What ever is killing the Bees and Wasps cannot be any good for us, if we breathe it, or consume it in our food or water supplies. It was upsetting seeing all these poor dead Bees and Wasps. We are destroying the Bees and inevitably ourselves in the chase for greater profits. Has anyone else noticed this tragedy?
Posted on 10:53pm Tuesday 12th April 2011
Today we had a day out at Broad Haven and Barafundle beaches. My son and his family were over on a holiday from Germany, he had never seen these two beautiful beaches, and said he would like to visit them. We had to use two vehicles to accommodate the eight of us. On arrival on Bosherston car park, we were informed by the National Trust operative, that it would cost £4.00 for my sons 7 seat car and £6.00 for my Transit van with two seats, £10 to park for the day. What a Rip Off. I questioned the tax collector about this amount and he responded with “The National Trust is a charity, we do not get any funding from the government, we have to charge this amount for parking, to pay for the maintenance of the Park”. In the present economic situation, I find it hard to believe that anyone would charge this amount for parking in the middle of nowhere, surely these extortionate rates of parking fees, will deter visitors to Pembrokeshire from returning, nobody likes being ripped off, especially when most of us, are financially struggling to make ends meet.
Posted on 7:42pm Tuesday 22nd February 2011
The world is alarmingly turning into a much more dangerous place, with Arab countries like Egypt, Libya etc, falling, as its people take to the streets, protesting for political reform. I just find it suspicious, that these Mediterranean countries all started to rebel against their rulers, in such a short space of time. It seems too contrived, for it to be a case of monkey see monkey do. I suspect these countries have been infiltrated by agents and mercenaries working on behalf of foreign powers, who are deliberately destabilising the region, to help the mad western pursuit and greed for cheap Oil. All the leaders that are in the process of being deposed have at some point of time, been pro western and filling their own bank accounts at the expense of their people. I can understand how the people would eventually turn on these despots, once they realised what was going on. What I cannot get my head around is why has it taken so long? Is it because the west have no further use for these leaders and are changing them for far more compliant rulers, that will allow them, even more access to the black gold. Whatever the outcome of this terrible series of conflicts, the world will have moved a lot closer into the hands of the” New World Order”.
Posted on 2:45pm Tuesday 21st December 2010
We have no jobs for young people, unless they are happy with a tempory part time job in their local supermarket, on minimum wage. How can we create jobs when the UK has no natural resources? We are looting the globe and third world economies are sustaining us. This cannot continue forever. If we are to remain pirates, we need to be stronger militarily, and all citizens should be equipped with the skills and ability to use weapons, let’s run up the Jolly Roger above the UK and stop hiding behind the international aid ensign. Alternatively hidden technology should be exposed, releasing us from our petrochemical fuelled life of servitude that can only result in our destruction. The planet does not need us, we are unimportant in the big picture, it will survive anything we can throw at it, we will not. So let me repeat myself, “WE HAVE NO JOBS", splice the main brace boys. "I am going mad Ted" If we are all playing musical chairs, and at the start of the game there is one chair missing when the music stops, everyone sits down, the one without a chair (the loooooser) should get off his backside, and find a nonexistent chair. In the mean time while he is looking, a few more chairs will be whisked away. Don’t point the finger; your chair could be next! Stick together, and don’t play the game.
Posted on 12:30pm Sunday 19th December 2010
Shackling students to thousands of pounds of debt is another criminal action on the road to serfdom. We have to get away from the strangulation of the banks. Just say NO, and refuse to pay, if enough people refused to pay, it would soon bring the banks down. A new finacial system is required, that does not include the parasiticle banks. Government thinking on,how can we reduce this extortionate national debt. I know we will screw the little people, throw them all out of work, and make it impossible for them to pay their debts, repossess their homes and hit them with massive price increases for utilities and services, along with more taxation of course. After this we will create artificial food shortages forcing prices to spiral through the roof. What a clever way to to tighten our control. This is not our elected governmental decisions, its what they have been told to do, by the blood sucking creditors running world governments. Who do we owe this so called national debt to?
Posted on 5:46pm Wednesday 15th December 2010
Last night I watched a John Pilgers film “The war you don’t see” the amount of information was amazing. You do not get this kind of info, on any of our gagged media. ITV broadcast it, it told of all the corruption and deceit surrounding the illegal Iraq and Afghanistan wars. I hope lots of people had a chance to view the film. If you get a chance to watch the film, you will not be disappointed. After watching the program, I bought the DVD from Amazon for £8.99, including postage. Many people refuse to believe that their government is not governing on their behalf. This film shows how our government lied about evidence, to get people believing their reasons for attacking Iraq and Afghanistan. John Pilger is a brave man to have released this film; it is the first time I have seen so much evidence on one film damning the West. The guilt of murdering millions of innocent Iraqi and Afghani people as we waged war on so called terrorism, but are really there, stealing their mineral wealth. Yes our brave soldiers/loved ones are being slaughtered looking after the interests of big business. Do not be fooled into believing they are there saving us from terrorist threats, or helping the Iraqi or Afghan people.
Posted on 12:58pm Tuesday 7th December 2010
I walk around Milford marina quite often. I have never seen more than a handful of people there at anyone time. The shops that have not closed down, look like they are dying on their feet. I feel for these businesses. If this £5 million upgrade goes ahead I hope all these businesses will gain from it. It will produce construction jobs in the short term, but will local labour be involved. I notice the painting contract for all the handrails, last summer, was given to a Cardiff based company. Which did not make sense, when so many local people could of done this work. Any investment that brings local jobs should be encouraged, and I hope that the predictions forcasted, do indeed become fruitful for Milford Haven and Pembrokeshire. Time will tell!
Posted on 9:05pm Thursday 2nd December 2010
I have no interest in football, when ever I have been unlucky enough to see any England games, they are rubbish, even the 1966 world cup. We are not very good at football, or any other sport come to think of it. A clue to our ability, is given when you hear football commentators, hoping we get easy teams to play in qualifying rounds. I am glad Russia won its bid, good look to them. If we wish to compete on the world stage, be it sport or commerce, we had better pull our socks up, in more ways than one.
Posted on 10:10pm Saturday 27th November 2010
I recently purchased a couple of bottles of antifreeze, as I was about to use it, I noticed that it was premixed. I had just bought 50% water, which cost me the same as buying pure antifreeze. I used to just top up my car with undiluted antifreeze. If you have recently changed your car, like I had, and tested the strength of the coolant to find it was only just good enough protection for a couple of degrees below zero. The only way to safely get your coolant to the correct strength, is to drain your coolant and then refill with this premixed stuff, which costs from £3-£5 a litre. In the past,it was a lot cheaper to just top up my radiator with undiluted antifreeze. If someone topped up their coolant system with this diluted stuff, and did not check the coolant strength, their engine could be ruined by a sudden freeze. It surely is a pay and pay again rip off society.
Posted on 5:37pm Thursday 25th November 2010
Conservative peer Howard Flight, apologised for attacking Government welfare cuts which he suggested would encourage the poor to breed more having more children. He has intentionally brought this subject into debate, on behalf of the government,"cuts in child benefits anyone?" Its not your so called elected MPs deciding the cuts, its the same lot that have decided the fate of the Irish economy and all the rest of the floundering... countries globally. We have been financially kettled into debt slavery.
Posted on 8:55pm Wednesday 17th November 2010
Well today we finally set out on the maiden voyage from Milford to Neyland along the cycle path. I never realised how unfit I had become after years of being stuck to my armchair surfing the World Wide Web etc. It seemed quite strange riding a bike after all these years, I didn’t fall off, and I must have retained a little knowhow. After a wobbly start and a few wrong gear changes, I slowly got the knack of keeping the bike in one direction. I am sure my wife was hitching a tow, holding on to the back of my bike, on the hills, it felt very hard going (I think I will fit a rear view mirror). After a couple of miles we both dismounted and walked for a while, our legs feeling like jelly, then back on the bikes and off again. Neyland seems to have moved closer to Pembroke Dock, it was a long time before it eventually appeared into view. The return trip was about 10 miles, I searched on the internet when we arrived home, to see what mileage you cycle, when you start cycling, it was 2-3 miles. 10 miles was not too bad, the only aches I suffered, was on my sit bones, which I am assured will subside as the new seat wears in. Look out Germany we are on our way : )
Posted on 6:26pm Monday 15th November 2010
I bought a couple of matching Hybrid bicycles that were advertised in the Western Telegraph market place. They were as good as new, hardly used at all. A week or so later, I bought a couple of sets of mudguards from ebay, along with a front wheel complete with hub dynamo. I wanted a hub dynamo so I could charge my sat nav and phone as we cycle along. The only problem is a dynamo produces 6 volt AC current and I needed 6 volt DC current, so I bought a rectifier device to achieve this, from the good old USA. I seem to be rebuilding these bikes but they have to be right, for our European trip next May. We were about to take our bikes out for our maiden voyage today. We filled the flasks and packed the snacks ready for our trip, then, all hell let loose. The blue sky’s disappeared to be replaced by heavy rain and thunder and lightning. We decided to leave it until tomorrow, which is supposed to be a better day. I am now searching ebay for a cheap Trangia compact cooking stove, and a couple of self inflating mats for sleeping on, in our 50% off, £24 Tesco four man tent. I found out last week that for only £10, you can take yourself and your bike on the ferry from Dover to Dunkirk in France, an absolute bargain. We will be doing this trip on a tight budget to include wild camping across Belgium, Holland and Germany where possible (it is not really allowed, but you can get away with it if you pitch late and leave early). It should take two months to complete the trip, but there is no rush. I am hoping I lose a bit of weight cycling the 1800 mile round trip, can’t wait, but let’s get the cycling around Pembrokeshire and beyond underway first.
Posted on 9:54pm Sunday 14th November 2010
The way the government is treating the unemployed is insulting at the best. Most unemployed people want to work. They spend their days applying for less and less jobs, while jumping through hoops complying with governmental time wasting conditions so they can receive their pittance of a handout called jobseekers allowance. Only a small percentage of jobseekers do not want to work, the majority crave a decent job. There is a massive shortage of any kind of vacancies in the UK. The new conditions such as, if it can be proved that a jobseeker has turned down any job, or remains unemployed over 12 months they would have their benefits reduced, or removed for up to 3 years, is disgusting. Over the past decades our various governments aloud millions of manufacturing jobs disappear from the UK. All these jobs were leeched to Europe and the Asia. Industrialists also ditched our labour market, and moved production to countries where they could pay out slave wages. Mean while the UK was turned from a manufacturing nation into a Financial based economy relying on banking, Insurance etc to produce the nation’s wealth. Unemployment figures were manipulated by all governments, hiding the fact that it far worse than reported. I remember reading financial forecasts in the eighties saying that any Engineering and manufacturing that was left in the UK would be relocated to mainland Europe. Everything has been orchestrated for decades resulting in the sorry mess we find ourselves in today. The real powers that be, not our so called elected governments, are busy creating an Orwellian world and their work is almost complete. It has all been about, shifting the wealth of this planet from the many to the few. Laws are being passed daily removing our freedoms, along with our rights to nutritional foods and natural medicines, intentional reduction in our health care. I do not mean closing a few hospitals and retirement homes. It will more likely involve population reduction. After 911 the world changed overnight. Globally very clever people run the main governments. Apart from natural disasters and a few of those are questionable, ( check out HAARP) national conflicts have been used as a cull and create wealth for certain dynasty’s, that supply all the necessary armaments and funding (along with the compound interest of course!) to all the countries that compete in these world war games. The national debt, who do we owe this money to? The same regime that benefitted from all past world conflicts including world WW1 and WW2, look out for the next episode that is about to played out, will it be in Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen. It has been described as the “Grand Chess Game”. A part of this chess game, is mass unemployment, taking the ability from people to pay their mortgages etc, applying further interest to their loans, or finally pulling the rug and repossessing their goods and homes. It is all unfolding in a town/country near you.
Posted on 10:42am Wednesday 13th October 2010
I think I have caught the cycling bug again. After decades of wearing out various armchairs, I feel it is time to exercise other parts of me, along with my backside. I have mountain bikes that have been out a few times. My wife kept going on about getting the bikes out and making use of our local cycle paths. Always being one to jump in with both feet, I suggested we could cycle to Germany to visit out eldest son and his family. He lives somewhere below Hamburg. It’s around 900 miles from Milford Haven. We are only at the planning stage, in fact I took the front wheel off my wife’s bike to repair a puncture, that was last April, I have fixed the puncture but have not got around to refitting the wheel to the bike, all in good time I think. I still remember how painful cycling was from my younger days, especially around the crown jewels area (lack of blood flow). Being a lot heavier now, I have taken the precaution of buying a couple of special comfort seats, see enclosed photograph. The man, who was selling them, said they would alleviate the groinal area problem, sounded good to me, and the offer of a handful of magic beans was too much of a good offer to miss. They are weird looking seats, but anything is worth trying to protect ones nether regions. As I mentioned, this trip is in the planning stage, I have had many ideas that don’t get past the planning stage. This one will though, I think I will get a couple of the old fashioned “Sturmey Archer” 3 speed bikes, I am not really impressed with multi geared bikes. In fact if anyone as one or two for sale please contact me through the blog comments, it does not matter how old or what condition they are in, plenty of time to “eventually” put them right if necessary. I am currently designing a basket for Charlie the Pug to travel in, he is all for this 2 wheel adventure. I don’t know how he will cope with the German language he is rubbish at understanding English especially “No Charlie”, but then again he is Chinese
Posted on 12:24am Wednesday 29th September 2010
Climate change and global warming, that old chestnut, that is still being bandied around in an attempt to fleece us all, by taxing our carbon footprint. Honestly they will be taxing us for breathing soon. We are being blamed for increasing temperatures along with freezing weather all under the heading of climate change. I can remember the hot summers of the 1950’s and cold winters where local rivers and lakes froze over. There are hundreds of years of data showing the Suns cyclical activities, and how it has a massive effect on our weather systems. We should be more concerned about the amount of pollution filling our atmosphere and pumping millions of tons waste into to our oceans. Nature is a wonderful healer, and if the human race were to seriously alter her eco system, we would soon witness the natural cleansing of our beautiful blue planet, and the elimination of the parasites responsible for the assault on her. Our cities would soon revert back to forests, removing almost all traces of our existence. We are really unimportant in the big picture of this planet; our eradication will happen soon enough, even sooner if we do not get our act together by veering away from our wasteful, polluting, consumerist way of living. Changing to an ecological way of living is the only way forward. By the way the frozen rivers and lakes are about to return. I would not be surprised if we see evidance this winter. Dig out your thermals
Posted on 1:39pm Thursday 23rd September 2010
The ever increasing cost of food is making a big hole in our incomes. Supermarket food prices are climbing daily; this is extremely worrying to those on a limited budget. A good way to supplement our budget is growing our own, but lots of people do not have a garden or only a very small garden. We have had our name down for a council allotment for 3 years without success. This is down to having to wait for the limited amount of allotments to become vacant, talk about waiting to step in a dead man’s shoes. The amount of land we have in Pembrokeshire which is suitable for allotment’s, must run into thousands of acres. Surely our council could release some of its unused land, to meet the demand for additional allotments. Beside the health benefits from eating our own locally grown fruit and vegetables, we would all become much fitter, tending to our allotments.
Posted on 12:07am Thursday 23rd September 2010
There does not seem a day goes by without some kind of revelation of perversion, involving one organised religion or another. It is sickening to hear about the abuse and violations that has been committed by our so called holy church leaders. All of these people are in a trusted profession to whom most of their flock, accept their instructions without question. The church should have been protecting and nurturing young lives instead of using them for their own sordid pleasures. How can these orthodox religions survive their disgraceful perverted behaviour towards our children? Our churches are lacking true love and spirituality, they seem to have taken the wrong road, which led them to be the poor example we see today. Why did it take decades before anyone had the courage to speak out, against the evil goings on inside the depths of these holy orders? The whole of our corrupt religious machine should be fumigated, flushing out the sick abusive vermin, and dealing with them severely. There can be no mitigating circumstances for this depravity. It would seem that the only intelligence in our organised religions, dwells in its hierarchies, and then this is in limited proportions!
Posted on 1:38am Monday 20th September 2010
What percentage of the work force are local workers on this power station construction job. The power station project has been talked about for many years, plenty of time to get local people trained up and ready for construction vacancies. How come this did not happen?
Posted on 8:35pm Saturday 28th August 2010
Today we attended the “Free” Haverfordwest beer festival in the castle grounds. On arrival we meandered through the real ale tents and food bars, the atmosphere felt extremely warm and welcoming, the air was filled with the sound of Pembrokeshire band the Krooks belting out some pop classics which brought the old castle to life again.
Posted on 7:19pm Saturday 14th August 2010
Today we visited the Lammas site for their open day. This was my first visit. We were delighted in what we found. Located in a beautiful spot, inhabited by lovely hard working people. The trouble they had getting permission for this project was heart breaking. How glad I am that law saw sense, and allowed this well planned project.
Posted on 12:16pm Tuesday 27th July 2010
Be it just a an offcut of wood, I cannot throw things away. I have a mentallity of "it may be of use in the future". I have a tool for almost any DIY job, I need to do in the house, "where are they when I need them". I love spending hours walking around boot sales, buying up other peoples junk. One mans junk is another mans hourd. I have filled lofts, sheds, even a lock up at one point, yes I have actually paid to store someone elses junk! I need to move to a bigger house, if I continue to live as a magpie. Some of the strange items I have purchased, include a pair of hairy shoes made from recycled materials, they are the most uncomfortable shoes I have ever worn, I hobble everytime I wear them, a Geiger counter?, a russian hat complete with a hammer and sickle badge, a plastc kings crown, hundreds of non fiction books. I have just bought an additional pair of bookcases from a bootsale, last sunday to store the overflowing books in. Just remembered its not the shoes, that were my worst purchase, it was a Chinese Takeaway that is a shop not a meal. Possessions really do tie you down. Time for a late spring clean, and visit the tip and another bootsale, as a seller this time. I will be keeping the Geiger counter, Russian hat, plastic kings crown, books and of course the shoes, I might try and put some soft insoles in them, to stop me hobbling.
Peter Warrender's interests are varied and include music, archaeology, ecology, astrology, world and local politics and alternative therapies. He will be blogging on a variety of subjects, from local politics, eco living, farming, weather, health, the UK financial situation, and general goings on effecting Pembrokeshire living.