In email conversation just now with Ted it popped into my head how much of my life, in fact all of my life until my wife died a half decade ago was me proving to my Dad I was worthy, up to the mark. He died when I was late teens and I only ever saw him mostly from the viewpoint of a child, of his stature and ability, a well respected man I think. I can see him now in my minds eye in many situations, his garden, his work, driving in the van. Even though he died ’76 I still have all his tools and his lathe and have used these in my own place to make my own living, a different style of work but of integrity and honesty, my name goes around the world!
I’m also very aware of previous generations before him, my grandfather born 1870, his father around 1840, all were practical men. I always feel its vital we do not let our ancestors down, they struggled and made the effort, it would be shameful for me to do less. I imagine the past, I do not see ourselves other than hourly or weekly paid workers in modest dwellings, no carriages or fine town houses for us! Interesting question, how we view our ancestors, very telling.
So I’m wondering how rare my drive and wish to honour previous generations are in this so-called modern world? Maybe quite rare among those that seem unable to make an effort or never get the lucky break. But surely in times past the desperate could be able to gain some work somewhere, manual tasks, helping out, filling in so to speak, even the mildly handicapped I would hope fitted in somewhere, errands, simple work. Even their own existence would entail effort and exercise, fuel for the fire, something for the pot, all hands at harvest time. I think in our modern sterile world we have lost too much.
This post explains to me why I found it so impossible to warm to my ex girlfriends grandson of age fifteen, approaching the build of a young man, no longer a child but apparently utterly devoid of effort or desire to please, to prove himself, theres no standards, no higher set bar for him to aim for. I can write whatever I like on here, I know fine well they will never read it, to them words are ’empty things’. I would think possibly in all less consumer based non-western style cultures the value of making an effort, to prove yourself repeatedly on a daily basis still holds true. How much we have lost! What do these kids see when they look at their parents? They seem to think they’ve outstripped their parents by merely doing nothing.
My own idea for years has been the benefit of say practical animal and horticultural husbandry, something I think that hit home yesterday when a new neighbour tells me it takes £80k GBP per annum to house a prisoner at absolute basic requirements. I’ve a feeling the real figure may be higher but in all account four grey walls yield nothing, yet practical husbandry would surely help turn these people around? A hundred years ago it was found that only working with horses could help traumatised soldiers from the First War rendered hopeless with shellshock, but I wonder these days if that practice would ever be considered, the poor men would have to wander in a sterile world, devoid of what would really help them. Funny this, being told by people that do not use their hands that they are in fact NOT going to be able to use their hands, a prime example being the woefully lamentable and crazy eradication of traditional wood and metalwork in schools. My heart bleeds for the young person so eager to get working with tools.
Hailed as ‘Library of all Libraries’ I have a small shoebox here that may may suffice for the factual element, otherwise for all the lies, vested interest, get rich quick kerfuffle, veiled trickery and trumped up nonsense several aircraft hangers will be required.
I am submitting said design of shoebox forthwith.
Doesn’t he appear hopeless, of all the names he can be called ‘politician’ will never be one of them. Nor does he care for the good of America, never did, never will.
Safeguards and limits need to be set in place to stop a yet more capable conman entering the White House, this would pose far greater danger as yet seen with anything trump; remember its the movers and shakers hidden behind the scenes that were the real malevolence and assault on decency. And as many news outlets have commented in the last year, it would be a clever scheming manipulator that the world has to watch out for, someone with an excellent brain that will do the worst damage, not Mr tossed aside Candyfloss himself ie trump, so obviously never up to the job. I feel so sad ordinary people were hoodwinked and also sickened that overly ambitious ‘professional’ axe grinders were so easily able to climb aboard the trumpian cavalcade.
This morning 14th June 2021 very obvious lines in the sky that cannot be construed as any viable legit condensation trail, maybe a low rate at say five an hour, but obvious! These lines in the sky termed chemtrail stay up, they do not disperse, in fact form a widening haze and lead to yet another dull day. Also lots of obvious accompanying ‘aluminisation’ ie hazy wispy non cloud obscuration of the sun; which is after all I assume the purpose of chemtrail in the first place.
Here in this specific say thirty mile diameter cone of vision north east England we don’t get many chemtrails these days, maybe my being from what I see as google results listings on image search as being possibly the UKs most prolific chemtrail blogger ensures this. Strange really as these days I’ve neither time nor patience to catalogue and upload all I see. Most I witness is drifting-in aluminisation, one assumes from chemtrail laid either on the west coast flight path or out into the North Sea.
This morning yet again demonstrates the connection with chemtrail directly above and a most obvious ‘aluminisation’ of the sky. Its 10am, I wonder how the day will progress. Note with this blog I do not jump to conclusions, I merely note down my observations and look for patterns and connections.
Last week I again had my previous observations and experience in Cumbria confirmed, where the chemtrail / lines in the sky trundle on each day, with next to no-one taking any notice nor asking questions. Its not that we can do anything, the complete idea of chemtrails will be introduced to us all as valuable ‘whitening of the skies’ sometime soon as to counter pollution fall-off and aid in slowing global warming, something quite futile actually but the human race won’t go down without a fight. However folk in say west coast USA, CA etc have been complaining and questioning this unexplained sky trails for decades and obviously meeting a wall of silence, no doubt bolstered by the Official Secrets Act slapped onto anything / anyone that could shed light on these lines in the sky. Meteorologists and agriculturalists will be very aware of chemtrail but all have their hands tied so to speak.
No washer no tv no mobile no fridge … all these things purposely not being used here in this house. Small car too, I still find the obsession with SUVs and second and even God forbid un-needed vanity vehicles to be stupid.
I’ve utterly no need of the above but last nights meal bugged me from the beginning as bound to fall flat and bingo I was in a perverse sense ‘not disappointed’. It was all toms, courgette, sliced pepper and onion in the dreaded supermarket offering, the first three I intentionally try to avoid, not a good idea as being someone prone to aches and pains. However it was the hopeless excessive use of the electricity that really grated on me.
The night previous I behaved out of character, open to the idea of something different in my shopping basket, a tray of pre-prepared so called ‘Mediterranean vegetables’ probable real cost at max 20p at the factory and cost me i dunno £1.40 at the supermarket but what really bugged me was having to roast them in the bench top oven for what seemed 40 mins and add lots of garlic and herbs to get anything with taste and with the cold chicken it was … a disaster; time was at a premium. I ate most of it but it was not the pleasurable experience I had hoped for. Another important lesson was having to run the electric oven for so long and this is quite obscene, intolerable in these days of minimising carbon footprint. The roasting of vegetables will not occur in this household ever again, I much prefer my five year regime of lightly stir fried veg with pre-cooked chicken, ie all in the same pan, needing only a small gas flame to make the complete meal (admittedly using supermarket pre-cooked chicken). Yes I know, its burning gas but at least it eliminates 40mins of oven roasting, that is the point! .
Rough idea of my hopefully low carbon meal …
cubes of swede, cubes of potato, leek, gently fried with a good ext virg olive oil.
sea salt, fgbp, ajiwan seed, black mustard, the latter two must be fried on the bare pan, not just mixed in.
spring onion, sweetcorn, garlic,
dash of curry powder, maybe a little amchur, few drops maple syrup and a new trick of mine a dash of brown sauce on the chicken as it is fried.
… now at this point one can add a stockpot and some white wine and reduce for 5mins (I use presently a Aldi Chardonnay) or you can proceed as a dry meal.
The result is tasty, nuitritious and minimises my carbon requirement. Everything is to hand, its my daily routine and the other main meal is casserole with lots of veg, generally thick sliced swede, potatos, sweetcorn. Sometimes half a can of spinach or quick sauted spring greens / cabbage.
Everything must start at the individual personal level, as with heating in less warm weather, do as the Chinese and the Russians do … put a coat on! I admit in real cold run the central heating but nowadays at the slightest cold draught with many households on goes the heating! We may have lived in the land of plenty here in the west for a century but nature and physics and the vast chemistry set called climate change necessitate a change in how we consume energy.
People knock China but they had the one-child policy and for many years the bicycle was the near universal method of personal transport. That bogey of voluntary population control really needs to addressed.
I know nothing of this but do know that with myself learning has been lifelong. I also do know I’m not impressed with the writhings of the Educationalists, points that still today bug me:-
a most terrible choice of set book at thirteen, fourteen and fifteen at our rural Secondary
science and history and RE teachers of the either lazy in the former or most uninspiring of the latter
a headmaster blind to a childs mental health when he in fact considered himself to be exceptional
luckily i’m old enough not to experience the elimination of woodwork and metalwork – excellent for developing hand eye co-ordination and minds eye planning, helps one become ‘a practical man’.
sport! … I utterly hated it in all its forms, never knew the point of it, weekly humiliation.
music … again badly taught, no explanation of the value of it all, its composition, structure or beauty.
Hearing on the radio (UK bbc r4 morning till 0900) an hour ago how a billion has been secured as funding to help minimise the lag in pupils equates we are told as fifty quid per pupil and is intended as extra tuition. Its this ‘extra tuition’ that sticks in my mind, theres tricks and ways of doing things that I imagine are not being applied. We also heard that kids are having trouble holding a pen or pencil, that their writing is abysmal and that throughout lockdown they never picked up a pen nor formed any writing … surprise surprise. The interviewer was relentlessy aggressive toward I think it was the Education Secretary but hold on …. how many schoolkids in Britain? Ans= 7.25 million which patently undermines the aggressive numbers of the interviewer Nick Robinson! Just goes to show that in life a little reticence is most useful.
7.25 million x£50 per pupil = 362 million …. ha ha ha nowhere near a billion!! Nick Robinson you owe one heck of an apology to that poor man you roasted, in fact needlessly roasted this morning; looks like they get just over £150 each not £50. Apparently one point something billion.
Hint:- when going on air always have a quick list of numbers already worked out, don’t let them have you freeze in the stress of the moment, its called prep.
I occasionally encounter numbers and am a great believer in limiting everything to three significant figures, a sliderule also is invaluable, unlike a calculator it can reveal in real time in front of your eyes and deal with variables, thats before of course the latest graph crunching wonders, which bring with them needless complexity. So the quick mental realisation of what is in the above is seven fives, add a bit, increase by ten (ie 7×50) and call it millions. Or call it seven hundred and half it.
The real point of this post is how I would have children learn, some tricks. Also not enough importance is placed on the development of language, many kids have the burden and handicap of low attainment parents that often themselves have very poor language development. A richness of language hand in hand goes with the ability to visualise, for form views, questions, to enquire, to express, to evaluate text, to see form and style. I finished with a girlfriend a while back, super figure, tiny brain, any utterance or glint of viewpoint from her never led to her forming a question of why it had to be that way or any chance of wondering at remedy or improvement. Nothing followed on, just hung in the air. To her credit she liked to hear me talk, it often seemed so very one sided and its fair to say she will have forgotten most of what I said.
So, as Education Secretary and of course being a big team player, we would do exactly as I say viz :-
a series of graded readers or number books in small format low page count, to be carried at all possible times age five to eleven. These could be changed at say each term but must be completed to the back page, would include word lists.
an emphasis in pen and paper … NOT screens.
importance placed on legibility, layout and neatness but not to a stultifying extent, speed, sketching skills.
add a little competitiveness, post a results table of marks obtained, after all the sports field can be crippling in its hierachy, yet no-one objects in that instance.
encourage self made crib notes on recycled card packaging (a real boon) handy for the pocket!
for a minutes interval in each lesson depart from the rigid linear chasing of the curriculum, the bane of creative and fun teaching in the UK I think, quickly display something that is ahead of them an object, a graph a chart but not incomprehensible, be sure to use a couple of buzzwords, it will encourage those interested of the gems that lie ahead.
in state schools (UK 7.3 million pupils) introduce mention of the origin of words, latin or germanic roots, this surely is interesting, again it is language development. I’m not sure the development of mathematical ability for the average pupil particularly matters after age fourteen but language, reading and comprehension etc is vital, is lifelong.
encourage parent tutoring with worksheets, they must become involved.
I’ve always found leafing through a more advanced text to be very useful, words, pictures, diagrams stick in ones mind and spur one on to do better. Sadly bizarrely on the news this week mention was made of a huge new ‘impressive’ Municipal Library built I think in Birmingham, nice idea but library usage has definitely shrunk, you’ll never get them back.
A comic aside, each outgoing President has a Library built and dedicated, maybe housing some valuable collection or focus of study, in trumps case it would be a small disused toilet block, quick whitewash and a small table with one solitary mobile phone on speed dial to a hooker …. The Presidential Library of trump.
On this small estate of fifty houses (north east UK) they all appear to be IC engine mad and in the thirty years I’ve been here the cars have doubled in quantity, motorbikes in profusion where once were none and the motor-home has appeared as a must have in the last thirty years… its rampant consumerism!
If were not spending we are not living!
Households now seem to buy ‘vanity vehicles’ that have no basis on practical need … after all one thinks to oneself what the heck else could one do with £30k, never mind the depreciation, fixed and running costs etc! We absolutely must have that soft top open tourer! What easy lives such people lead.
Climate change, impending methane and the need to remodel our lives (low carbon etc) seems not to have occurred to any of these people.
I come from a cautious household, my dad growing up in the 1930’s and once he died in ’76 after a life of hard manual work his wife my dreaded mother did a magic act with his hard earned money, she made it all disappear as in fact she did with herself, moving far far away; eventually hooking up with some clown called Mainprise from Scarborough and all went down the pan covering debt for this nasty waste of space on a doomed to failure taxi business. I met him once, he called to our house at no.67, a day late some bogus reason, my poor wifes cooking i insisted be served from the previous day, he was a shit, domineering, repulsive. Moral drawn, trust no-one, if necessary take your mother to Court, realise your inheritance is exactly that – YOURS – and realise truth can be stranger and possibly more cruel than fiction. Businesses are in operation to make and generate money, anything that does not is beyond laughable and will drag its owner down.
It is idiotic, brainless and offensive to the predicament we now face of having extracted the oil and gas from predominantly (say 70%) of that pet hobby horse of mine ie diatoms that people have so far not engaged with the changes we need to make. Strangely prescient how my fascination with these invisible to the naked eye foundations of the food chain have circled back to bite us on the whatever. Ocean generated DMS and associated weather systems and CO2 conversion equal to all the trees on land are the result of microscopic and near microscopic algae and plankton.
So what do I do … no mobile phone, no washer, no tv, no fridge … all is quiet and my life functions perfectly well, you even develop some muscle in wringing things dry!
There are no big prairies here in the UK, in fact here in Northumberland it is generally a landscape of modestly sized fields with sheep grazing and open upland at higher elevation even though these animals bring little monetary gain unless you are recognised assisted hill status.
Its quite easy to find ridge and furrow bullock ploughing from 150 years ago, in fact theres some parts that are substantially mediaeval, with touches of Roman roads and even incredibly, “I could take you there myself” (to make a quote from a well known film of seventy years ago) as Neolithic in one or two locations as indicated on the OS map, itself a thing of great beauty. Luckily in Northumberland there is upland that has escaped ‘improvement’ (a subject close to near all farmers hearts) ie how to improve and in times past importantly improve your chances of survival which matters a great deal, in times past of hoping a surplus to barter and perhaps generate a few coins in your purse. It would be stupid to expect a farmer to think otherwise, the balance at the bank account or held in the purse or the lack of it is a mighty driving force. We can look at say China and see until 1960 it was still very much a hand to mouth existence, small scale (despite Maos collectivisation) and fundamentally precarious. Even today from what I see theres hardly a square foot of land that is ever wasted.
And so, a couple of evenings ago at one of my locations to park and wander down country lanes I notice a sheep stuck on its side say 300 yds away (land around Gorf_ _letch, Morpeth, Northumberland) but hesitating at being too reactive when it is hoped the animal can right itself, its only twenty minutes later I think its time to act, to get across the fields and possibly put the sheep back onto its feet.
In reality the animal is of very little weight, but the fleece is very bulky and cumbersome once the poor thing is on its side, the natural extent of the a sheeps legs is also a hindrance, unable to curl up under and hence of no aid in righting itself. By the worn nature of the grass and accumulated faeces etc I’d say she had been stuck more than a couple of hours, more like all afternoon. Several times over the years I have released sheep from barbed wire or brambles or being stuck and unable to right themselves, that is why in the car I always have scissors and wire cutters.
Job quick done, a second or two at most to right the sheep, I stayed ten minutes to make sure she coped, apart from a RH back leg seeming a bit lame she hobbled on to search the field for her offspring, moving methodically among the jumble to locate her own.
Curiously in the same location perhaps two years ago I found a sheep carcase that must have lain for weeks unbeknown to the idiotic, malfunctioning would-be pretend small holders that insist on keeping animals but know bugger all. This vexes me a great deal. Police, County Council and Ministry were alerted. In addition I found a dead lamb well away from its mother three or four years ago, we can blame the same offending would-be small holders, it leaked from a field of excruciatingly untended unrepaired fencing. Useless tw#ts – yes. Its called effort, you have to make it!
A beautiful location, lots of memories, the evening light is incredible; with my beagle on the grassy bank we would sit to catch the evening light, I know where to find marsh marigold, where diatoms are easiest to collect, recording birdsong and all are many many happy memories whatever the weather.
Sort of thought they would, a bright clear blue sky lunchtime/ early afternoon, but indistinct quite subtle chemtrail was being laid in several lanes tending mostly NW/SE direction. These lines in the sky were not fading as a condensation trail would and after an hour or more provided a hazy less sunny day, a bit actually as if we had the polluted skies of China! But that is what it is pollution. Its called geo-engineering.
In a while months or maybe next year Governments will legitimately term it ‘whitening of the skies’ and no doubt provide plenty of it.
These last few weeks theres not been much of chemtrail, in fact most days nothing, other than the signs of feint drift-in aluminisation, ie distant chemtrail. I wonder if my blog frightens them away ie leave him alone and he can’t blog on it.
The point to note and theres several strands that need to be recognised is that these chemtrails are up in the air for hours (the pollutant nano-particles we are told for days) and do not disappear as per conventional condensation trail. As as happened these last two or three years when I’ve been actively blogging on this ie collecting hundreds of photographs and evidence so many if not all of our clear blue skies were being destroyed.
Todays NASA Worldview shows nothing for the lines in the sky visible from Northumberland mid afternoon as it looks to display what has happened at say late morning or noon, but on NASA we do see lots of chemtrail over a very much chemtrail hotspot ie Irish Sea.
In my opinion the ‘french or dove grey’ is also chemtrail, older, spreading. Irish Sea, west coast of Wales and Anglesey get more than their fair share of chemtrail. Funnily enough more distinct on the actual NASA Worldview page. Try clicking some of the differing layers available on Wv.
What a nasty opportunistic individual with his skewed vision and nail scratching desire to be somehow kept in the news cycle. He’s bitter to the extreme and hurtful to others – whats new – this is Dom Cummings! It is his nature to be so, to ‘have the angle’ no-one else can see, to dismember to turn upside down. Reminds me of very clever sixth formers trying to impress the girls, lots of noise and ‘cleverness’ but in the end of little value.
I think we often get the face we deserve and Cummings bears this out, is most unattractive. In simple terms ‘he has a screw loose’ if not several … always able to promulgate ideas as if known in depth, the glib glibber, but I wonder at his real depth, perhaps just a clever bod, arguamentative and ‘on the make’. He’s been too close to power to let go of it now and in fact wielded far too much influence and policy as unelected and the close advisor of Boris. Why did Boris allow him so much influence, to suffer and encourage him ?
Dom the clever sixth former impressing all around with his desire to be known as the cleverest man in the room, trashing all established norms, de-rating everyone and everything in sight. Again, I find him repulsive, I’m glad I never knew him. It seems so out of character of him for to now be so concerned at loss of life, in his day to day dealings with people his manner is dire, he certainly cares nothing for their feelings. Many if not all in the Commons must dread his presence.
We remember them sadly but looking at the death toll remember that many that died were old people, already so vulnerable, but this is reality, crap happens and must be realised when looking at the numbers; we cannot cheat the effects of age or the weakened old state we will all enter, whether birds animals or humans.
It was hearing Dom Cummings on radio that really made me so sceptical of this desire to pour out all the minutae from fifteen months ago, obviously it was in some ways a different world then, we muddled through, what else can be expected. All I needed to know was in his to my ears a painful delivery, the phoney concerns, the pauses, all telling us so very much more than he realises. He’s clever alright, tricky, an ace manouverer. Pre-Machiavellian or post-Machiavellian take your choice, but in my minds eye I see as if Dickens at his darkest, Mr Cummings stalking the dorm with cane in hand all too ready to inflict pain.
Dom Cummings in his dire outpourings today has capitalised on hindsight to a ridiculous degree. Yes mistakes and a lethargic response created problems and the PPE shortage really should not have happened but considering we were asked to conform to and accept totally new concepts with constricting lockdowns, its my opinion we did okay, outside of war this was as dire a sea change one could imagine, no bombs dropped, we were generally still okay and infinitely lucky as compared to war. Everyone in this country and in Government were being asked to accept completely and with total adherence a totally different way of spending our days. My heart bleeds for all those small businesses, self employed, those on the fuzzy margins, all the struggling black economy workers, the lonely and infirm during all this. The analogy of ‘at war’ is sometimes drawn into the arguament with covid, but goodness me being at war was full of mistakes and errors, yet somehow in an ad hoc fashion we muddled on in a muddy messy muddle. Things have to be done, decisions made, we move forward each day. Ask my grandfather, on a minesweeper in the English Channel with hundreds of evacuees from Dunkirk then to be hit by ‘friendly fire’ and only three survived, swam to France.
I often had the feeling with Matt Hancock his hands were tied, too many to appease, there was a back story we were not allowed to hear; of course there was, its called democratic input and a Cabinet of high stressed colleagues that somehow need to be melded into agreement and with bevys of scientists and modellers adding their data, noise, and opinion. I remember that the 2001 foot and mouth was handled badly, way too much pain and suffering heaped onto both animals and farmers and as if the gold standard 100% credible report from the Duke of Northumberland in 1968 was totally ignored, modellers this time got ahead of themselves and as far as i can see inflicted misery. As the Duke and all practical farmers realised bury local and in quick lime, no transportation, no need for contiguous cull, no ridiculous inefficient pyres. Mr Ferguson! But also we must realise the EU controlled our response during that 2001 foot and mouth, its a blessing and a tragedy avoided with covid yr 2020 we were free of EU control.
A major PR disaster was the term ‘herd immunity’ that was freely aired at the first few weeks of covid here in the UK; yes I can see its meaning but it sounded bad. I was also very sceptical of input from Prof Ferguson, as I remembered him from the foot and mouth cock-up twenty years ago. Maybe I’m wrong, I’ll have to read further.
The biggest disgrace and being led along the garden path during this covid 19 outbreak was the Dido Harding track and trace fiasco; we are talking literally billions of pounds, where the heck did it all go, there certainly needs to be an enquiry. After the tiscali foul-up during her tenure I would have thought she must be kept from any systems and software! When we read ‘billions were pumped into it’ … then where the heck did the money go ?
okay, more to follow perhaps …
E&OE entertainment purposes only, no harm intended, climate-change-briefing.com 2021
I’ve noticed here at the hacienda that search terms ‘arctic methane’ and ‘arctic ice loss’ increasingly do not deliver up to the minute (or month) information. Why is google skewing me? As if I’m insulated from what IS actually happening. So here is an antidote, its up to date, pulls no punches and is written and posted by educated professionals…
The main point is that the shallow East Siberian ice shelf which in my mind was the biggie to look out for, ie Laptev Sea etc regarding the dreaded release of methane hydrate but in fact its over above Canada from the above link from arctic-news.blogspot.com that the bigger danger is lurking. Its a bit like playing with tampered dice, whatever we throw we cannot win in this super-size chemistry set called atmospheric physics / climate change/ mass extinction … call it what you will.
But I still maintain the trumpian cavalcade and its primary movers are qualified to be tried at The Hague for crimes against humanity in their wilful and deliberate refusal to acknowledge climate change; this is greed and undue influence gone mad.
At least its pointless wasting time painting my window frames ….
The above is a copy and paste from the initial arctic-news.blogspot.com link as mentioned at the start of this post.
…. or non-vertical mindset seems best to explain a fifteen year old grandson of a woman I knew for two years. A year ago I wrote out two worksheets for him at the start of lockdown, little things that are useful in ones knapsack of information carried about in ones noggin and fingers crossed would lead to discussion and pen and paper sessions. In other words something we could talk about. Primarily I wanted to get his brain working, to be better able to weigh up the world and to some of the pranksters and clowns within it, to gain insight. Not so with this kid, total and utter disinterest; he’s not a rough type, he’s not a sports type either, neither I’m guessing preoccupied with and involved with any group of friends, other than of course the pointless fluff of social media. Apparently he’s mostly in his room attached to the ‘dreaded device’ ie the smart phone and so what does his 36 yo auntie give to the boys younger sister as a Christmas gift, another bloody iphone! One cannot believe such circles of repeating idiocy, of such idolatry to the byte and its digital manifestation. The culture difference is too great for me, looks as if g/f dumped me, no phone calls being sent anymore to this house, seems I am cast out and all I think because I wanted to help the kids! To some strata of society ‘education’ is now akin to witchcraft! ha ha ha …. the gap apparently to them is too great to bridge, they wish their ignorance to continue.
Interestingly, the parents themselves exhibit nothing, no conversation or knowledge or activity other than he himself possesses at fifteen. This is interesting, his mind is telling him “Theres nothing more to know”. Question; is this a symptom of four generations of tv kids?
His nana describes his writing as atrocious and I’m assuming his sketching and manual page layout skills are equally bad, hence the worksheets and their ‘thought out and planned’ topics …. but theres lots of assuming here as I have found in the say four times we’ve met to be utterly unable to achieve anything like a sensible exchange of words, I’m attempting to have a conversation with a void. I do not look forward to his being there. Say three months ago I laid it down for him please look at the worksheets and do some of the work, however the result is zilch. Now if I’d been in that position I would have been delighted to encounter an older knowledgeable person full of ideas and vision happy to give of their time; but no, he does his damnedest to see merely in the paper thin horizontal plane of an extremely limited outlook. His parents are plodding stuck also in this very thin horizontal plane; no idea whatsoever it is his brain we need to be working with. A friend of mine remarked you cannot make a purse out of a sows ear, slightly off target analogy, but certainly essentially correct. My reading of the situation is that his now deceased of ten years grandfather that spent a lot of his life chasing big wages abroad with that money implanted a skewed vision of what life is and their place in the world. Not one but for a while both parents were abroad needlessy, that is not how to bring kids up. Perhaps that is why theres so little effort, no hunger to do better.
I was very lucky, a dad with technical books and hobby technical magazines of the late fifties and to mid sixties, encyclopedias specifically bought for me, a really good home workshop, an ever changing and productive vegetable garden etc etc. It was expected of me that I work, digging and planting as a man would but at age fourteen, at that age I was repairing and painting exterior windows frames up ladders, insulating the loft (cough cough) working again as if a man. I could mix and lay concrete, clear rough land, turn on the lathe, make components, follow instructions, solder, make things that went BANG, indeed I was lucky! I can accurately place these activities in time as it would all happen when living at the old house which we left in 1972, which would have been better for me if we had never left. I had thoughtful and intelligent grandparents too, particularly on my dads side that lived only a mile away and my dads unmarried sister was the only one that took the trouble to help a very slow reader. We in fact used the same readers / story books that she had used as a child in theearly1920’s and I have them here on the shelves. Everyone was in some way or other ‘improving themselves’ moving to do better, had standards. Life was more fearful then for most everyone, certainly the working class. This lot, hard to say, money comes in, feeds their consumerism, end of story. They themselves have cut their nose off, the encounters would be useful for us both, I fear for the youngest daughter of my g/f and her mental health, already too isolated for a woman in her thirties.
The worksheets were easy, with ideas, pictures, diagrams and maps he will never have seen before nor realised their interest. I underlined easily found search terms and included simple sketches, lots of distinct areas of interest drawn together to a compendium.
Heres a quick recall at subjects covered and introduced ever so painlessly …..
tricks with triangles,
simple surveying, calculating heights.
sketching (this used to be part of military officer training)
value of pi, frac and decimal.
the county geological map, types of rocks.
plankton, algae, diatoms, linking to climate change.
constellations in the sky and my three dimensional model of Orion on a two foot plank of wood.
what is a transistor, name the parts, a diode, what do they do.
how many transistors in a iphone, Moores Law.
make a one inch cube of paper with ruler, pencil and scissors n glue (accurate draughting, patience and dexterity).
what is an IC, a chip, a foundry, a wafer fab.
name and draw half a dozen electronic components.
what is a gate, what is a flip-flop.
….. goodness knows what else!
You see nothing difficult really, but unusual in being presented outside of a course of study where ideas and knowledge is presented often to my mind in far too rigid linear progression. That is the value and beauty of books is that we can flick forward and backward so easily, it helps open up the subjects to us and to excite our intellectual taste buds of what is around the corner. But no, it was a household of no learning, no desire to learn, no idea of the brevity of life, as if everything continues as is forever, life in aspic fuelled by a seemingly endless supply of money.
It is scandalous the experience and knowledge available from carefully written books is now seldom accessed if at all. I did buy him a copy of an excellent little electronics primer for junior readers that i too had at say age ten as published by Hamlyn in the late sixties, surely I thought this would draw him in but the stodge of disinterest and lack of curiosity was palpable and even though I handed them a few books this one i kept back, better it stays here. I wouldn’t be surprised if they actually throw books in the bin. I think also his total intellectual lethargy is a mirror of his own parents and remaining grandparent, they exhibit no advantage and learning in addition to what he himself now exhibits at an ill-educated fifteen. The boy will never hear bright talk neither in his own household or at nanas. As friend Ted explains, theres no expectation of him to do better or to expend effort.
I feel so sad this poor woman has been sacked from her post as Labour Party Chair and Campaigns Chief. I’m not sure she should have been Chair nor do I agree to the position (ie a handicap to the Labour Party) given to Ian Lavery these last few years, quite inappropriate but after all its reward for time at the picket; please lets get some brains and up-to-speed savvy into the Labour Party. I always thought Jeremy was quite excellent in the Chamber but unfortunately once ensconced into his cubby-hole office each day ‘went to pieces’ so to speak, lots of beard stroking, tweaking and twiddling to no cumulative positive effect. For Angela Rayner, she’s young, she may well develop and be a shining asset to the Labour Party, but I’ve always had doubts of Keir Starmer himself, the hand on the knife blade, yes his Dad was a toolmaker, an honourable and highly skilled job but Keir himself somehow lacks gravitas in his presentational manner, hard to believe his Lawyer and DPP role, lets assume brains are there. This ‘modern world’ … and this oh so relevant bogey subject of ‘presentation’, a curse upon us all. Witness a stuffed fool in the USA, a ‘stand up president’ that has been able build a four year tenure on a so-called presentational skill learnt at a work-up to a crummy and creaking American reality tv show, skill with the mic and camera, and no doubt all placed as ‘tax-deductible’.
I was going to say this is good enough to get me to sign up to the bbc i-player but I’m already kicking against the time web and media intrudes and so if I don’t catch it live then it will just have to go. Biggest boon for me is a small handheld transistor radio bought secondhand a couple of weeks ago, now I don’t lose any interviews, music or programmes as i flit from room to room around this house and can so much more easily swap from r3 to r4 as I choose without all the additional walking to and from where the mains powered radio is sited in the kitchen. I deliberately do not possess a mobile or iphone.
It was highly informative to hear (I quote) ‘Tristan Harris, one of the contributors to the successful Netflix documentary, The Social Dilemma.’ I thought actually he said Tristan Han, so lets explore ….
Note one of my tags is ‘the web starves us of art’ …. not found anything better yet than the encyclopedias my dad bought me when i was ten, other books came along too with that quite considerable spend for an ordinary working man. Nothing electronic can provide the richness and diversity of leafing through those still very well illustrated and produced encyclopedias from fifty five years ago.
… this vexes and saddens me greatly, established programmes and hard won connections and systems of delivery are being thrown to the wind and rendered useless. Stability and continuity I would think are vital.
There is no need for this trivial so-called cost cutting in the name of ‘saving money’ and with the covid response I’m sure huge vast amounts of money have gone down the plug-hole (the scandal of track and trace Dido Harding etc) at zero positive effect for the intended purpose. Witness the Government sending me ten thousand pounds which I do not need nor ever wanted (certainly not at this stage of my life, forty or even twenty years ago I would have been desperate for such munificence to help my workshop facilities) just one of about four schemes the self employed could ‘benefit’ from during covid in the UK, thrown to the recipient with no means testing, no follow up, no scrutiny of application or examination of real need. I gave the people a quick call at County Hall, intending to say no thanks and in fact laughing at the silliness of it all but to be told everyone is accepting the money, but I’m okay, I don’t need it! Its the only hand-out I secured in this long turgid covid crapathon and initially turning it down but Mr Greed took over and I was egged on by the ex girlfriend. I’ve not touched a penny of it, maybe I’ll return it. I pay full tax and willingly as a sole trader, deliberately as not a small company, it annoys me so many people vaguely eligible as small company status (which appear to be short term individuals with zero establishment or operating costs) revel in not paying their fair share of tax. Something like 98% of self employed / small business were grabbing for this £10k handout I was told; how not to run a country Mr Sunac.
Anyway, they shower me with money but other people really do need it ie the helpless, those lacking resources; therefore networks, aid programmes and hardworking folk with insight and expertise finding their umbilical is cut. UNICEF etc. cut, cut, cut ….. the lamentable Mr Sunak. A slick kid, well adulated on bbc r4 but I am very sceptical.
You have to realise thinning can occur from underside as well as from the top. The former I’m guessing will be the downfall of the Antarctic ice shelves as they are levered away from the parent body, its a different set-up down south so to speak.
The action is in the Arctic as we read in the above, the highest and lowest extremes in Siberia at one same location has now set new records and sat imagery shows the depletion and the near non-existance of multi-year ice. You can add my tears to the ever increasing sea level.
Arctic News (arctic-news.blogspot.com) is also a valuable read. Locations such as the shallow Laptev Sea are forever burnt into my mind. I’ve a £1k wager with friend Gary who is a little sceptical of the severity of my forecast that if we have not reached 3deg C or above by end of 2026 then I will hand him £1k cash, no quibble. I don’t want it to be so but we must all realise the severity of what is happening with multiple feedback loops, all self and mutually reinforcing to greater and higher levels, its a lethal chemistry set we should never have set in motion, as if all the ingredients are present and its one big joke to see how we exploit, extract and set in motion the inevitable. If only we could have lived as in a Biblical simplicity.
There are so many factors and components and values feeding into the active equation that is planetary science, remember our space on this spinning ball of eight inches diameter scales at one thousandth of an inch ie 0.001in equivilant to a cigarette paper licked and placed on a childs eight inch toy ball.
There is nothing we do re carbon emission that will take any effect inside of a decade, the latest scares and truths in fact are many, loss of the aerosol masking effect, arctic methane, loss of high altitude cloud cover, and my own pet hobby horse of (near never reported) of the loss of the oceanic plankton particularly diatoms, quite ironic as it is ancient diatoms that form the basis for 70% of the worlds oil and gas supplies.
Arch clown, otherwise now realised to be a ‘stand-up president’ as in comedian namely trump should be tried at The Hague for his four year climate denial, this is a crime against humanity, four valuable years lost.
What would help is a universal one child policy, a move from the American burger culture, to live close to work and abandon your car in whatever form it takes petrol or electric, none of them are particularly green. Everything starts and rests with the individual, I deliberately have hand washed my laundry for the last couple of years, its no problem to me as luckily I have a clean job, here in north east England works fine, a quick wring and the washing line does the rest, none of the endless tumbling and spinning of the electrical machine.
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… these are the things we have lost that insects, bees and butterflies crave as their winter locations, our slick modernity offers them nothing. No tree is allowed to weather and decay as nature intended, offering a multitude of opportunities for new insects and molds and organisms to appear on the altered now declining tree, a home for bats perhaps; a tree or at least some trees surely must be allowed to follow its natural cycle that can offer a new feast and home to so many living things. In the liability culture and ‘tidy’ malaise that seems to be taken up by everyone from municipal gardeners to householders all must be cut down, levelled and rendered sterile, all trees young, exemplified by the dreaded ‘rowan’ of municipal planting. Likewise our habitations and structures offer next to nothing for the tinier members of the natural world.
So what do I do to counter this ignorance of ecology, this ignorance of the living world? I allow things to decline and rot, I create jumbles of prunings in quiet areas of my garden, I stack same length cut limbs and branches from small trees say eighteen or twenty four inches long topped with roofing felt and a couple of bricks at many places at the perimeter of my garden. I allow bees to take over the various nest boxes if they so wish, which reminds me I’d better get another birdbox made and installed this weekend.
Each autumn I often can find say six nests dotted around this medium size semi-urban garden and also know each nest box generally produces two clutches a year; my garden is alive with the sound of garden songbirds, all it needs is common sense and to read a little to pick up the basics, all gardens should be like mine! But how many people nowadays enjoy the contents of an instructional or non-fiction book, especially kids, so much lost!
A great thrill a few years ago was seeing the queen bee fly in her flightless workers one by one piggy back into the commandeered dry and waterproof birdbox I’d made myself, theres lots of thing I make myself, its my particular mindset and approach to life, its the way I was brought up.
For bee and insect and butterfly overwintering I sometimes wrap up bundles of umbellifer stems with string and place them in unvisited parts of wherever. I specifically allow leaf litter to remain, essential for healthy worms and soil, the latter being much more complex and beautiful than most people realise, likewise the blackbird for instance craves to turn over a mature long established leaf layer. Daily I feed birds at my own garden and the location for my list below.
A location nearby which was once a pit heap wsaste ie spoil heap, then a waste infill site is now reclaimed and wooded and since moving here thirty years ago I’ve introduced two dozen native north British species over the last twenty years plus, at 7th May 2021, this is all done to help insects and therefore bird life.
foxglove (wild collected seed)
teasel (from an old pit site a mile away)
common spotted orchid (from a nearby pit yard two miles away)
round leaved orchid (from motorway services)
avens (geum) from Beacon Hill (now being much over-exploited by greedy holiday lets)
red campion (silene) from Wooler
cowslip (from the motorway verge at the Seaham turn-off, relevant to my wife Christine)
unwittingly … thatching reed
yellow flag iris ( lots and as botanists say ‘successful’)
common polypody (ie a common fern, at the stonework of the outfall, my wifes ashes etc)
round leaved mint
sweet chestnut from seed (failed, too much shade)
wood sorrel (failed, I think doomed to failure anyway)
goatsbeard … now gone due to overzealous cutting of verges, lets collect more seed this summer etc
snowdrop seed five years ago and waiting
blue whelted thistle
knapweed (very useful for hoverflies)
marsh marigold – latest addition May 2021 – I’m sure will thrive.
my wifes ashes
So far a list of thirty items!
And I’m sure theres more but cannot recall; each of the above would be a deliberate effort with wild collected material. I shall try again with the round leaved mint, I know of a roadside location where I can obtain complete rooted material, its wonderful for bees, as is the glorious, valuable and much unappreciated knapweed. Likewise I need to get back over to the donor pit yard for the common spotted, ten years ago I had hundreds and now much dwindled to a couple of dozen. I would have thought the reclaimed / disturbed land would suit them.
All done by me and cost nowt …. no app no screen no signal !!! Its what my Dad would call ‘good with his hands’.
I can remember exactly when I heard the news of Prince Philips death, lunchtime bbc r3 and my instant and enduring reaction was joy for his release from an old age. News reported how sad it all was, but surely no, from an extreme old age he needed release, you cannot get better from it, a time for us all to be happy at such a lifetime of achievement.
What a life!
Within hours my response was to regard him as ‘Action Man’ as no-one else I can think of merits this description. And so toward the end of the funeral to hear the Naval ‘Action Stations’ sounded was most fitting to this Philip ‘man of action’, but also this ‘from beyond the grave signal’ sends from Philip a call to get us all into gear, our butts into action and make the most of our lives, to step up and do better; to help motivate and assist.
His incredible intellectuality, experience and outreach I doubt we’ll ever see again.
HRH Prince Philip was very much a practical man and as we have heard these last few days extremely all encompassing in his interests and passions, a voracious reader of all manner of things, a high level thinker regarding God and Faith, passionate before it ever became mainstream to voice ecological concern. This man puts 007 to shame regarding vigour and pure energy and as handsome as any Bond figure. My reading of the man is his self deprecation, a mixture of Naval ‘get on with the job’ and an appreciation of his early precarious start. Soon after the funeral had finished, after four o’clock had passed we were able to listen to a close friend that stressed Philips focus on the need to be passionate, to have enthusiasm, to (with luck) hold passionate interests and to pursue these interests with vigour and therefore without it the world is dull and goes nowhere. Hence for instance his Award Scheme, his discussion and conference projects, a driving force for ecological and climate concerns, a great body of work.
I agree entirely with the importance of enthusiasm and intellectual curiosity, many times through my marriage years I expressed exactly the same sentiment, in fact knowing fine well if I were to lose the drives and enthusiasms then I too would be snookered. My own bereavement and subsequent revelation of things hidden hit me hard, in fact the hardest struggle of all has been to continue to work, forty years working alone and I sense the skeleton is picked near clean, yet each day I battle to do better. Other people, the right people would help me greatly.
I didn’t see the funeral as no tv in this house, but had radios playing around the house so as not to miss anything. The overwhelming image in my mind is when one leaves the formalities and the Service and it hits hard for the first time one is travelling back home alone, your other half will never return, never be seen again.
Action Stations! … this so-called modern world wastes so many peoples potential talents, kids are hooked on iphones, books are never consulted for the knowledge and experience contained within; everything is a fleeting image seldom retained, little depth, all a novelty, endless unsupervised frivolity of a so-called ‘social’ media. The only good point I can think is the succinct and valuable wiki page that allows one to grasp and recall a topic easily. Hence ‘Action Stations’ is the briefest yet most powerful signal that can be imagined, what an incredible prompt for us all, it reaches to the past, it reaches forward to the future.
Action Stations also allows Philip to connect instantly and pay tribute with all those men and woman no longer here that gave their lives in action.
And so the other big emotional thrill was hearing the old seafarers hymn which I actually have here on the Owen Brannigan ‘Noyes Flud’ LP, a live Aldeburgh recording of 1962, obviously written by Benjamin Britten, something unusually I immediately bought a second copy of as I know it will get played a lot, keep the best unused and stick to playing the inferior. Anyway to hear “For those in peril on the sea” etc immediately got me, on the Brannigan LP it features side 2 during the storm and Noah and his family sing to God to keep them safe; the girlfriend when she used to call heard me sing this many times, also a great tune to extemporise upon. My ancestors on both sides having strong sea connections, Royal Navy, inshore fishermen, sailmakers etc. This is why as I have maintained all my life we must all do our best, to make an effort as we are all part of a long thread and connection with our ancestors, we must never let them down.
Postscript, recently I’ve lost contact with a girlfriend of two years and the catalyst for this sudden cooling was her fifteen year old grandson utterly being unable to show any interest in anything I can offer or say, in other words in his presence and indeed his own family I cannot think of anything to say! This frustrates me mightily. I had set him a couple of worksheets a year ago at the start of the lockdown that would widen his horizons, something I gave careful thought toward ie to reveal new reveal topics, tricks with geometry and simple maths, improve sketching skills, buzzwords he would never encounter at his state school and yet this careful effort of mine, a lot of thought on my part, hoping to introduce a love of learning which in the duration of a year resulted in absolute zilch, nothing. One can often tell what others think by how their children or grandchildren react. I cannot help draw the parallel with the funeral of Prince Philip in that his whole life was developing himself and others, their knowledge, their conversation, their exploration of the physical and intellectual, yet with this particular family which are certainly not short of money they have not the wit nor realisation of what Philip stood for and actively promoted. I’m sorry to say as with many others they life in a bubble of pap, consumer junk and ephemera, Hollywood, Disney, iphones, etc etc.
Eternal Father strong to save Whose arm has bound the restless wave Who bids the mighty ocean deep It’s own appointed limits keep O hear us when we cry to Thee For those in Peril on the seaOh Christ whose voice the waters heard And hushed their raging at Thy word Who walkest on the foamy deep And how amidst the storm did sleep O hear us when we cry to Thee For those in Peril on the seaEternal Father strong to save Whose arm has bound the restless wave, Who bids the mighty ocean deep It’s own appointed limits keep, O hear us when we cry to Thee For those in Peril on the sea.Oh Christ, the Lord of hill and plain, O’er which our traffic runs amain. By mountain pass or valley low, Wherever, Lord our brethren go, Protect them by Thy guarding hand From every peril…
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Chemtrail, sky whitening, geoengineering (call it what you will) a UK diary, north east centred, second half April 2021.
Chemtrail diary, Friday 16th April 2021. Clear sky above but when on high ground mid evening the UK west coast flight path corridor displayed obvious chemtrail, i can easily see sixty possibly eighty miles without binocular aid for this. Following morning we have a ‘lightly aluminised’ sky here in Northumberland, which in my experienced guess-timation denotes ‘drift -in’ from most likely yesterdays chemtrail deposits in the west. I go back three years on this with many observations each day, I do not surmise, I do not draw in whacky theories or psuedo-notions, I merely observe and build up experience and insight.
It fits closely, at 80miles distant. My only quandary is observed altitude, at disregarding the Earths curvature they should be at 30k feet something like 30deg elevation, so can we assume curvature must have halved this to 15deg, this seems excessive, the Earth is bigger than this! I need to think on this and get more accurate numbers and times of particular passage of flightpaths.
flightradar24 will give actual details of aircraft seen, but be warned many flights are omitted, military I assume. Look back at a previous post of mine for an incredible example of flightradar24 dropping a whole load of flights one Sunday morning of obvious chemtrail activity …
postscript, heres more chemtrail, this time coastal Netherlands ie Waddenzee to northern Germany, Thursday 15th April 2021 … https://go.nasa.gov/3x5Be6a
btw if anyone from WP can read this, please please please bin this crappy new editing software / format and get us all back to the way it was, we’ve had a most abysmal non-intuitive ‘so-called improvement’ thrust upon us. I still can’t work out how to get photographs and screen capture on this new format.
Below is NASA worldview for 20th April 2021 for the North Sea east of the Humber and The Wash. Look at how long the circles and squiggles of aircraft chemtrail have remained in the air. Extraordinary. They’ve been very busy up in that sky. I cannot see the seven in parallel chemtrail laid down all at once this morning at around late morning 11:30am BST therefore we can assume when NASA Worldview presents its data for my own area at say 13:30 BST its missed the blatant seven aircraft squadron that flew at high altitude above my house. Another point, flightradar24 did not register or record any of this.
As we can see it is devoid of the image i wished to embed. Lets try again …..
Again nothing will download.
Here I have changed filters on NASA Worldview and we can see massive amounts of various chemtrail in repeated elongated loops … https://go.nasa.gov/3x5ro4x But again I cannot seem to capture or download this image, perhaps pointing a camera at the screen would work; but shortage of time etc. What i can see are four perfectly circular stacked circles 50 miles in diameter and many (say twenty to thirty off) elongated loops say thirty and fifty miles long, and west of this near the English coast are older more drifting chemtrail of similar elongated loops of say an hour or two previous. Wow …. its all true folks!
Next day chemtail diary UK 2021, yes at last i can secure screen shot downloads, new links and pics …
The elongated chemtrail loops at right appear to be thirty miles long, guessing ninety miles in circumference.
South of the above shenanigans on the same screen setting we can see matured/ older chemtrail from the same morning. All that you see in the screen capture below is chemtrail. https://go.nasa.gov/3dBtp0r
Here below are the ‘perfect’ circular stacked loops above Dogger Bank, North Sea, on the same day 20th April 2021 however filter settings altered to uppermost filter setting and hence revealing their presence. One could say “we are seeing aircraft stacked” but this cannot be a valid interpretation of these lines in the sky as for the time taken for this 45 mile diameter loop to be constructed four times over say 150 miles per loop times 4 stacked chemtrail loops we can estimate six hundred miles and at least an hour or ninety minutes to construct this chemtrail spectacle and during all this time the chemtrail has hard and fast remained fixed in the sky – this is the salient point of my arguament here, that they do not quickly fade to nothing as per regular contrail. See bottom left hand ie nearer the Norfolk coast that earlier chemtrail is spreading and creating near obscuration of what otherwise would have been a blue sky. The last few weeks of clear sky will now i think become a rare event, as per the last couple of years, remember the only time here north east UK we got clear skies was the fortnight run-up to the Royal Wedding. Those are the facts.
Same day theres lots of chemtrail over Wales and the Irish Sea, no link – go look.
…to be contd for the remainder of April 2021
Chemtrail diary, Friday 23rd April 2021. Less easy to detect in the sky above here for the inexperienced newcomer of long white streaks in the sky here in north eastern England, many are over to the west on the central Pennine flightpath and further. Chemtrail/ sky whitening all day, not too intense but creating a whitened near featureless sky which then allows it to obscure as further chemtrails are possibly released. I had a gut feeling a couple of weeks ago that soon the unmeddled skies would cease and we wld be back to chemtrails again, so far looks my guess proved right. Couple of times in some places the white sky cleared to nearly blue and is often the case BINGO theres a chemtrail! Remember, its the persistence, the duration these chemical trails remain in the air that drives me to continue my observations and blogging and on a clear day one can easily see the one-sided drift from a previously deposited chemtrail which surely should raise concern from anyone. This long duration whitening does not happen with any form of legitimate benign condensation trail. People need to think on this, I fear many have had their wits much decreased from generations of lounging and tv, pap and nonsense.
Many chemtrail flights are not available as data on flightradar24 and NASA Worldview can be suspiciously cleansed / erased of chemtrail imagery, see below, firstly on setting at bottom of panel of filters available and then second screen capture of using filter uppermost on the selection of filters at left of page. Certainly Wales and the Irish Sea received massive chemtrail activity at the time NASA Worldview collected its imagery, its a snapshot not a complete story.
The second image above does not really display the extent of the chemtrail activity observed here in north east England, but as stated previously its merely a ‘snapshot’ at a particular time. Note on the upper ie first chemtrail image that the data/ chemtrail imagery is split, we are not given the full picture so to speak. And as a day later as I post this material I’ve a nagging feeling I was getting a more obvious image when first viewed yesterday, I know flightradar24 massages data a day later, maybe same with here above, I should have known fine well this would be the case.
Chemtrail diary Sunday 25th April, 2021. At 0600 BST huge expanded chemtrail trending E-W, straight and v obvious. Increasingly a whitened sky trending to grey reaction clouds (nothing too dramatic) therefore dull all morning. Aluminised sky to mid day, afternoon increasingly bright. Sunset with obvious long chemtrails over to the west, say mid Pennine or west coast flightpath. Here below is a most ‘telling’ screenshot from NASA Worldview, in other words what are we to believe? Anway, it portrays what was observed from the ground here north east England.
Here in north east England for the umpteenth day the skies are bright blue and create a beautiful April light in my garden, just like we used to have years ago. Its amazing how many people have very poor or nonexistant skills of cognizance; recent years we have been blighted with unnecesssary chemtrail, the only blue sky period we were allowed was the fortnight run-up to the Royal Wedding, funny co-incidence one would think if it had not been preceded by daily onsaught of unwanted chemtrail. As my girlfriend tells me I see all sorts of things most people would never have noticed. At its most extreme we had dark grey ‘reaction clouds’ a few mornings (my term as with other nomenclature I have devised) with the resultant huge and not natural fast moving turmoil in the skies above, this is fact plain and simple, observable and recorded. This ongoing blog is a diary and a record of such things, full of pics and info, for the last half year I’ve wondered if being the UKs most prolific blogger on this subject has in fact guaranteed clearer skies for where I live? I put forward no theories, no lists of chemicals which I cannot personally verify or whatever, but merely record what I see above; just as with the great naturalists and self taught scientists of earlier centuries.
Realise that its most likely the phenomena of chemtrail is tied down with total use of ‘The Official Secrets Act’, merely a guess but I bet I’m right.
So this prediction hinges on two things, firstly an invited pundit onto bbc r4 a month ago that in a strange not natural manner quipped re climate change that “Well, we could whiten the skies” … it was her manner and delivery of this quip that had me wondering, not a natural manner. The other big point is that we are now being allowed bright blue skies when for the last two or three years since I started this bog we were denied them.
So it is my prediction ‘whitening of the skies‘ will be introduced as formal ‘in the open policy’ and maybe this summer (most certainly the summer after) it will again be chemtrail mayhem but I reckon on a bigger scale than so far seen.
If I’m wrong its a hundred GBP to charity, I need one year to prove this prediction and it will come a lot quicker than that!
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The term ‘analysis’ is most certainly pertinent to the circus family trump and its infamous now disgraced leader.
Embarrassment and incredulity runs high at observing how donald j trump clung to the obvious charade of it all being a fake election, so desperate at any cost to cling on to his re-election cash haul and the real knowledge that once out of office ‘his bacon is cooked’ so to speak. No human in history has lived the time it would take for the impending trump jailtime.
trump even ordered the deplorable spectacle of storming the Capitol as a last ditch thrash at self aggrandisement, outwardly and unusually silent other than cackling and whooping in private as the spectacle unfolded and doing what trump is good at …chaos.
Note how in the weeks following all the brag and bluster has evaporated to zilch, with ‘nothing to say’ which in essence is what trump was all along.
It beggars belief that a vacuous meaningless slogan and a red cap to match are sufficient to haul in so many needy and naive fools. Simplistic branding backed up with donald and ivankas talent for the ever present camera and very much stage managed rallies, note all in the backdrop are carefully selected; its all tv folks! All this adds up sufficient to hoodwink the gullible, those needy to belong to something with ‘an edge/ a take’ other than the routine, the legal or the honourable.
trump and Mao strangely have many similarities, ever thinking they know more than the experts, constantly ridding themselves of aides and colleagues, a penchant for ‘show’ meetings and discussions, projecting change but always for the worst; destruction, chaos, a total disregard of ordinary human life, economically totally inept. All the traits of Mao and trump.
The term ‘great’ as the lynchpin of trump sloganising really does not stand up to scrutiny, in one four year term trump has turned America into a crabbed stooping and hopeless old man, dirty, nothing to be proud of, shuffling toward old age.
Another trump key point is what I term his ‘janus finger pointing’ when all his wild accusations are in fact most applicable to himself, principally the term ‘fake’. This carried on to his protracted ‘stolen election’ rant, in fact most everything trump ever can utter is incorrect, a lie, the mouth of an uneducated ineducable sleaze merchant. He would have got nowhere in any professional career, unable to do the necessary reading or accumulation of knowledge, unable to listen, the attention span of a gnat and likewise zero intellectual curiosity. All of these deplorable traits are what we have observed time and time again. Schemes, many of which are coming back to haunt him seemingly an inherited trait from his father and grandfather, witness out west over a century ago, horsemeat, whores and gold.
The legacy of trump to my mind is how easily conned so many people were in joining his bandwagon, in swallowing the tv image.
There is nothing ‘great’ in turning back the needy and desperate from a country so big as the USA, I would like to think if I was in that position America would offer me a home, sanctuary. After all isn’t it the case most if not all such people will work hard and probably pay taxes, perhaps more taxes than those hell bent on massaging down every cent in their financial records a’la trump style.
The last four year of trump chaos and destruction beggar belief as if a badly written DC comic, witness the damage to the EPA, the damage to the environment, to the obfuscation and denial of climate change, the hurt and anxiety heaped upon the poor and needy. I think now its a ‘roll your sleeves up time’, to pursue and bring to justice the obviously guilty and move forward to brighter times.
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For instance just a small part of trumpian con activity …..
Poor thing, how some suffer. Its annoying to think the USA is in such a sad downward spiral, trump the Faker in Chief fuelling this nastiness. Its my opinion when those two cops went out that morning resulting in the death of George Floyd their full intention was to take a black life, this was a signal to trumps base, full and clear.
Ha ha ha … excuse me … more appropriately ‘smallness’.
Can anyone be taken in with this junk of trump? Totally obviously a fantasy ride of delusion from a master deceptionist. Look folks, his total presence, effort and capability rests solely on this bar-room banter from the podium. Nudge nudge snigger snigger we are sharing the secret with donald. Yes he’s adept but its all fakery, lies, phoniness. He’s good at it, a decade of crappy reality tv shows have trained and honed this fakester to what he is today.
A delusional trickster, suiting the purposes of the crooked, the greedy and Putin.
Note his audience is highly vetted to be a potent mix of adulatory numskulls, paid lackeys and stooges. Yet as long as it gets on tv the fakery continues to work its magic.
Below we see footage of the trickster in action which triggered me to write this post ….
This morning at 0900 bbc r4 with Andrew Marr was a profoundly mixed experience, lots of hubris and earnest ‘educated’ pontification, well meaning tones but fell down badly, completely missing the point in many ways. Interesting say re Durer, his life and time, his nature observations and artwork, all basic stuff many I hope would know already, but where it fell flat and this is where it looks like Andrew Marr knows little and hasn’t done much reading if any on this is when we stepped into climate change topics; remember, the remit of bbc radio is to inform and educate.
The two big clangers from just tuning in to the latter portion of the programme were a few minutes on coral reef decline that utterly utterly avoided mentioning the algal/ bryozoan symbiosis that is 100% vital to their continuing existence with no distinct reason given apart from warming; a nonsense skirting and skimming as to why this unique portion of the living world is fast disappearing. Think – algae – diatom- invisible to the naked eye. Another elementary and sad to say basic error was never to mention the absolute importance of anything microscopic, the foundation of all marine life and hence ocean weather systems ie the climate of this planet, us, everything. Yes, theres lots of so-called educated folk on bbc r4 in fact at times it seems to be a necessity for anyone appearing on the programming output and goodness knows an absolute necessity to be employed behind the scenes by the bbc; but I’m sure there will be many clever fifteen year olds with a microscope that have greater insight than this. Too little, too late.
The other quite bizarre takeaway from this bbc r4 Andrew Marr programme at 0900 this morning was at the end a minute or two on ‘whitening of the skies’ to tie in with a book plug and attendant pontificator on such matters !! .. ha ha ha … Andrew, please read this blog numskull. Its already going on, contrary to the impression given that this is all ‘future stuff’ its already under way and has been for years. My own efforts here re chemtrail sky alteration are much diminished because it seems the UKs most prolific chemtrail recorder (me) its now made sure little gets sprayed in the skies observable above this location, thank goodness as theres lots of other things I would rather do with my life. I know where we are going and theres nothing I can do to stop it, a view held widely among scientists. Thousands of pics, a developed reporting system and NASA worldview and flightradar24 tie-in with many hours blogging / recording and all are sufficient to prove to my own mind what is going on. Its pointless to try and engage anyone in this topic of conversation, their minds are incapable, untutored and totally ignorant of what is starkly obvious; popular media too has done a good job at ridiculing folk like me. An exception to the nowadays (previous say four or five months) of clear un-meddled skies here in the north east of England was last Friday 26th Feb 2021, difficult to detect on NASA Worldview, but I’ve lots lots to photograph up in the sky, mainly south and west of here, it was a massive chemtrail afternoon. Lots, parallel lines, cross-overs, chemtrails galore remaining suspended for hours.
Have you noticed in the four year term of office trump never once was capable of an adult informed conversation. He is incapable of such a thing, no reading, no knowledge, no experience … nothing! trump bar room innuendo and brag serves as his mature and (un) evolved conversation, ‘Mr Paper Thin’ himself. I know people hereabouts that as long as one takes an ‘anti-brown’ stance or anti-Moslem, one is regarded as ‘in the fold, one of us’. Wow this is low-brow junk, well suited to the four years of now ended trump exploitation.
I am wholly justified in this criticism because the position demands and requires a person of high calibre (they can read, think, assimilate) and so the world was dealt a paper thin tv adept, totally out of his depth. Tellingly the ONLY in depth conversation for trump in four years of fakery was two hours with Putin in Helsinki, something which is without doubt the willing and criminal act of treason.
Theres such a thing as ‘standards’ ie of capability and effort, something continually lacking in the sad mockingly inept so-called presidency of trump. We are left with a covid response in tatters, a diminished cowering Fauci (shame upon him and Birx) and a long list of wrecking ball dismantlings and willfull neglect. Scientists and experts were much threatened, the EPA was emasculated, a silly wall amounting to a brainless chant, climate change was denied for a full four years, all these things are an insult to the human project, our existence and our intelligence.
trump is a freeloader, he has ridden America for four years, surely anyone can see this?
ie trump; The Great Pretender.
He’ll hang around though, pretending theres a future for him, but in reality he is a ‘Nowhere Man’. He’d better get ready for the orange jumpsuit. America needs to do this, it needs to exorcise itself of this stupidity.
I certainly am, my accounts are fully traceable, fully accountable, close to a penny in accuracy (even if I don’t even bother to put down trivial items) and I’m quite proud of the cheque I send for tax; it is as it were an ‘index of my success’. I play no games with the taxman, I make a profit and pay a slice of it for this country… its called not having any choice! You see, I don’t get around greasy individuals that know endless loopholes and dodges, that sort of person is not for me. However unlike a neighbour of mine that exhibits such indignation at paying £800 in £50k on his ! …. for many years this is far less than I provide to charity at half his income. Creep …..
Another creep is donald j trump, he too thinks that taxes are not for him, like an ill fitting suit best left in the store and rather not taken home. Well donald baby, what brought Al Capone to justice will likewise be served on donald j trump. As many commentators have stated, an orange jump suit will eventually be his permanent attire.
If a so-called (ex) President will not bend to the most basic and elementary accountability then when why for goodness sake was he ever allowed anywhere near the White House? Why is it he is still in the news cycle and still has hapless fools regarding him? trump is no politician, merely a stooge for Putin, a stooge for the crooked GOP and a stooge for his mountain of debt.
I’ve heard some terrible names applied to donald j trump but POLITICIAN is most certainly the most inaccurate and most certainly the most inapplicable that one could imagine.
Snake oil salesman, conman, pretender, fake, fool, creep yes all are applicable but never politician.
trump cares nothing for the good and betterment of the ordinary American citizen, cares nothing for the nurture and development of the USA (other than tax handbacks to his big-money backers) … even the determining of what is ‘his country’ is uncertain. Putin to donalds mind seems more credible and certain than the USA, witness donalds certainty he’d rather believe Putin than his the USA Intelligence Services, donald is quite open and vocal on the matter.
This is treason, trump is a traitor and at the most elementary level a waste of time.
America has been let down badly with four years of trump fakery and wannabe dictatorship.
As I’ve said many times, any remaining sad and pointless trump backer needs to sit down with pen and paper and with meaning and good sense try to state in their own words what it is beyond the MAGA slogan that they think … a) trump means by this and … b) where trump is going / will achieve in the years to come. I think we will find just as with the pointless MAGA slogan there is no value or worth to anything trump. People have been hoodwinked and conned. Wake up!
I’m not a Royal Watcher but I am British, I value HRH The Queen highly and care for people to do what suits them and Harrys ‘secondment’ to California (or wherever it is) …. is disastrous from any angle. His heart belongs to England the country of his mother, not in in some pointless synthetic neighbourhood at the other side of the world. Quite who is in charge of his life? I can see in his face and demeanour his connection with the British military and the vets that value him so highly, resoundingly California is not the place for Harry, he has been led astray. Meghan still does not appreciate nor comprehend what she has married into… a little bit of the Simpson syndrome here I think.
What matters in life is the work that you do, the accomplishments, theres nothing for Harry in CA, poolside sunshine is pointless. Here in GB he can provide help and support, thrill and hope to so many.
Good luck Harry, I salute you Sir, but for goodness sake get back to blighty!
ps .. Harry cites the Press, what press? Just ignore them, I’m sure he’s enough going on without needing to take any notice of newsprint.
trump got off, at least for impeachmant, this is scandalous!
trumps cotton-stick wooden doll defence team were third grade buffoons, chancers at the Last Choice Saloon, screwing up at every turn but as with the cavalry the old diehard truth deniers Lynsey Graham et al all came to the rescue, stood by defending what is illegal and criminal and needs to be put right, justice must be seen to be done.
This now needs to be turned into criminal proceedings. trump has signalled criminals of all kinds need not fear justice or the judgement and norms of morality and ethics, the stage is set for Gotham disorder just as in the comic books. trump and his stooges still cling on to the vacuous pointless MAGA punchline, none of them or any of his supporters being able to expand quite what needs to be ‘again’ or what the ‘greatness’ is they are looking for. You mean I ask ‘strong arm illegality’ as per fascism?
trumps defenders citing his now absence from the White House as voiding any requirement for Impeachment is a stupid reasoning, is mincing words and truth denial, no matter how many days or months pass after the crime justice must be served. Just goes to show as per the old German Fascist observation from the 1930’s and Second War that make sure your lies are big ones.
trump has sown what in future years will be the further shrivelling of the United States in all respects, Putin has got what he wanted. Kids are useless hung up on phones and pointless media, minorities are fearful, the stinking rich ever more stinking. Four wasted years of Climate Denial, of denial of any truth or good sense.
When a so–called president of the United States spends two hours alone with Putin in Helsinki this should be sufficient reason to be removed from Office. There must be upwards of fifty counts or a hundred counts of total dereliction of duty that likewise we would think totally extinguish any hope of this man ever getting a single vote again in the democratic process but contrary to common sense and plain sight flagrance of Office trump still attracted millions of votes! My big beef is that nowhere from his comedy caravan of sycophants and brand promoters do we hear the term democratic process. This is shameful, of course scandalous and to my mind demonstrates bias on a monumental scale, the line of ‘win / lose’ constantly being promoted as in a one-dimensional world when in fact democratic process has been seen and democratic choice has been made.
There is no such thing as winner or loser in role of President, its merely a four year term of Office for being selected by a majority from the voting populus, they have chosen the person to go ahead and give four years of their best effort, this is not a coconut-shy or a lottery or a race track event; no-one has a god-given right to be there other than by a fair and democratic process.
When the course of a country is determined by one group endlessly to shout louder or hell bent on frightening the other group then we are looking at ignorance writ large ie fascism. If this were not enough the endless trump denigration and constant mockery of the Free Press and of any open opinion or established free thought indicates again another arm of encroaching fascism. The list is endless, a pantheon of strong arm ignorance, its all tv, its all made for show and to capture the lost and lonely ie of assumed matey-ness bolstered my dubious social media, an obsession with rallies, of rambling familiarity. It is sickening and degrading to see wilful persecution be it race, gender, colour or of the blindness to the environment, the erosion of goodwill of International Relations, to shrivel on the world stage, but this is quite comical because trump the man himself is in fact a coward, of no moral fibre or integrity, is blatantly ignorant of truth and the real world, the wider world. Yet this uneducated stance is deliberate so as to mobilise a certain strata of aggrieved populace, a cynical vote-catching and manipulation, something which trump revels in.
The immortal words “disinfectant, maybe we could inject disinfectant, I’ve heard its very good, we could use light, bright light maybe on the inside etc etc ” ….. will forever demonstrate the stupidity and chaos of trump and should never be forgotten.
Its as if the White House itself will need to be disinfected, to re-engage with the wider world, to join in and contribute, to possibly once again lead, all things that trump has no idea of.
Of course trump will say he wants to run again, after all … he wants to pocket the re-election fund.
To my mind the complete trump cavalcade these last four years was very careful devised, careful gradations of chaos and insanity to devolve good sense and decency into a mire of self aggrandisement and brand promotion for the Ruling Family known as trump. In other words as with all trump Janus pronouncements to in fact bring the swamp to Washington, trump accuses ‘fake’ when he is in fact the biggest fake of all. Front of camera skills, chirring helicopter engines and greed for power and mockery of the weak being sufficient to cling on to Office.
Its all ‘tv’ to the tv family groomed for this tv role, the cast of this grim tv cartoon including beautiful Ivanka, dimples Jared, broad shouldered hardly speaking Pence, emascualted Dr Fauci, silent Birx, big money Mnuchin and a whole crew of short duration walk-ons all subservient to donald and all quite baffling!
When science, truth, knowledge, free press, good reason, care and inclusivity are thrown to the wind trampled on (to trample is a fascist thing) then most certainly this is an unwanted fascism. Not once will you be able to get a trump supporter to put into words and deliver any meaningful dialogue as to why they promote and cling to the vacuous and moronic maga slogan. Set the ardent trump supporter to sit at a desk and write in their own hand what trump stands for, where he is going and what would be the outcome. This diabolical trump Administration has been like being in a fairground or theme park, trump thinking goes no deeper; trump is the barker with his pretend testosterone.
With the latest impeachment surely to goodness all can see a distinct two pronged attack from the mindless trump brand that enabled a criminal and diabolical storming of the Capitol, Don jr being particularly odious in this from youtube footage and djt a supposed fake President we are informed delighted at the mayhem; but most certainly there were other organisers and factions employed to excite and accelerate the hapless, coralled and manipulated as a behind the scenes frenzy to save the public witnessing the worse excesses of trumpism. It wasn’t just djt or the others on the podium that whipped up this stupidity. Ever signalling the clenched fist the fascist salute, approval from the top.
postscript … bbc r4 at 5pm with the dreadful Evan Davis this evening 9th Feb 2021 should be ashamed of himself, STILL PUSHING a likely good outcome for the golden turd; that there is mileage in the values of the Capitol insurrection ! … Wow I can sense bias, can no-one else? They were to tell us of the value of the mob, how a majority were business owners, were CEO’s (!) and white collar workers and all this would lead to ‘a movement’. Excuse me but WTF! I heard it with my own ears. As with yesterday and wimbling pathetic Evan Davis’ feeble attempt at a spotlight on the needless destruction of the UK fishing industry post Brexit with disastrous EU red tape, hardly a surprise as the EU have always wanted to see the end of UK fishing. The UK fishing industry is in freefall, its a 9/11 event. And Gove the arch-jester still putting on a face.
I never want to hear the ‘trump’ name again and most certainly do not want to hear his voice, I don’t think anyone wants to hear his voice now or see the invented put on gruff look he adopted. A crummy tv fake propelled to a position that never should have happened.
Even to the end we see trumps clenched fist, to my mind the fascist salute. He will pretend theres mileage in him yet, but as usual a scheme so that he can retain the re-election fund, forever the schemer, the hustler the conman.
Look at peoples faces up at the new administration, a complete contrast to the previous miserable crew, theres work to be done, never has four years in my lifetime been rendered so cloying, so damaging having to writhe against a continual onslaught of trump lies and deceit. As ever trump demanded election fraud and in the typical Janus world of trump opposites and contradictions I think the only fraud was that any sane person ever voted trump at all !
A couple of hours after the Liar in Chief departed we hear of Voice of America having had its own trump influencer installed so as to do trumps bidding and now as the other rats fleeing the sinking ship he too at the Head of VOA is compelled to go, his staff we are informed resoundingly delighted; VOA was something often found on our domestic shortwave radio when I was a kid fifty plus years ago. No-one whatsoever laments the loss of any of them ie De Voss, Pence, Pompeo etc etc …. good riddance. Bafflingly and shamefully Mitch McConnel still defended trump until the last couple of weeks, quite happy for the useful fool to promote his agenda.
Gone are having to google ‘trump latest’ five times a day here in the UK so to leap over the bbc r4 fug of news misinformation and spin that even to the end painted trump in a better light than the facts demanded. There is no mainstream fake media as trump stupidly promulgated, merely a fake trump, shallow indolent, uneducated, incapable of assimilation or learning; forever thinking only his viewpoint is the correct viewpoint.
People need to ask themselves of the shallowness of following a slogan, to dig deeper and use their brains, of the need to ask simple questions beyond accepting a mere slogan and so to the next level and the next level again; to ask if they are being used in their sense of grievance and of wanting something better, they were being coralled to do trumps bidding as if wild ponies that don’t know any better. Witness particularly the insurrection at the Capitol, this bears out my point exactly, of the need to stop the shouting and the sloganizing and to sit quietly and to use their minds to think it all out.
I’ll never write about trump again, theres no need to, the The Rules of Justice and The Rule Law will take care of him. I can now attend to my hobbies and interests, to find time to read one of those funny old fashioned things called a (and I’ve lots of them here) … let me think what they are called … oh yes … a book!
Does it register with people the ever present clenched fist of trump, which to my mind is a fascist salute. trump also speaks yesterday the 13th of Jan of ‘our Movement’ …. uh-oh are we not supposed to be within a Democracy? Stinks to high heaven as with anything trump.
Never once have I heard trump refer to or mention ‘Democratic Process’ which of course much as with the American Constitution is just something he is completely blind toward; wilfully intentionally refusing to accept.
Michael Moore tells us that on the day of the storming of the Capitol arriving workers noticed how few security and Capitol Police were present, as if a Saturday. Michael also tells us no police helicopters were overhead, no horse mounted officers, merely a skeleton staff. And as is universally realised if these had been solely black instead of solely white the police presence and reaction would have been totally different. Meanwhile trump fixates on his tv screen and cares not one jot of any democratic process.
Footage is now appearing as to how malicious was the intent of the rioters, of wanting to lynch and hang Mike Pence, some idiots even constructing a gallows we are told. Again, I cannot fact check so this is all secondhand unverified anecdote. Media and tv suffered badly, the UK ITV footage with a reporter at the forefront was harrowing to watch. But surely the FBI was aware of the underlying cellphone traffic? Surveillance should not bother anyone if you are ‘legit’. I am all for ID cards, a onetime email penpal in the UK of high educational attainment was adamant ID cards should never happen, but why fearful! I’d be proud to possess one.
You can easily find on youtube cellphone evidence of the madness of the malicious perpetrators, horrifyingly stupid, a rabble never can accomplish anything, they should have known this from the start and most certainly know it now. Collective IQ the lowest imaginable, much like their leader. Strange also the fetish for flags, who supplied those? I think they were ‘tooled up’ by some vested interest. I also think the rabble did not seem present at the footage on trumps bizzare pre-insurrection stage performance, maybe intentionally keeping off camera. There has to be other people pulling strings, lets hope the authorities know more than they are giving away.
But again, trump using the term ‘movement’ sounds amiss, suspicious indeed.
Sitting here listening to the latest trump ‘speech’ we see a very dangerous individual, Janus double-talk, unhinged, evil; reading a script written for him but immediately he will be wishing to say the opposite.
postscript a few minutes ago yet again bbc r4 news this morning at 0745 tells us how trump will not be abandoned by the Republican Party … uh! … yes he will be abandoned, it is utterly essential for the sake of Democracy, trump right now being as welcome as a turd in a swimming pool to be crude and blunt about it.
Its obvious here in North East England to my eyes but few if any others will have made the connection. Going up onto a nearby higher vantage point proved all I needed to know.
No photographs taken actually, even NASA Worldview does not easily reveal the chemtrail shenanigans. Many, lots of chemtrail tracks in straight parallel lines trending NW/SE which are in fact amply demonstrated on NASA Worldview …. but does not show the easy chemtrail visual data that can be used to demonstrate this chemtrail crap to any interested layman.
Its my attitude now to not reveal chemtrail insights, most folk are determined not to ‘see’ what I see.
ie mayhem, chaos, destruction; the denigration of the USA.
But theres still a lot of good in America. My own view is that social media and the web is quite a dangerous breeding ground for nonsense, enabling skewed vision and shallow thought, unfortunates get together and bolster themselves, the web allowing them to fuel their sense of grievance, injustice and hurt. Its also my own view that education seems to have failed, America often has the reputation of being ‘hermetically sealed’ to the workings and cultures of the wider world.
I just never have been able to fathom why any decent person is so taken in by trump, who always was and has been proven repeatedly to be destructive and never in any way ever been fit for Office. The mantra ‘great again’ is mindless, quite moronic. Does none of the trump supporters ever consider the meaning of words, their depth, their implication and meaning, their historical or entymological precedent? It is trump himself and his unseen backers that are indeed ‘Deep State’ if any such thing exists, the Janus finger of trump accusatory zeal being in fact most pertinent to himself, ie a showman, conman, fake and merely a practiced tv shadow. Its incredible also but happens every few decades that people can be so taken in by slogans and repeated catchphrase jingoism, now there is a word that hasn’t be heard for a long time …. ‘jingoism’!
Theres is no depth to any of this catchphrase slogan rallying, nothing has substance, nothing holds an arguament or a discussion for more than a mere few seconds, as with the assailants of the Capitol, get each one on their own without their backup buddies and their ability to argue ‘their case’ will soon falter, will evaporate; all that remains is a need to belong to something, to find kindred souls, to air grievance and mutually sympathise and to engender in actual reality a quite slender sense of purpose. Witness that once the assailants had gained entry all they did was aimlessly wander around, their purpose now spent, their actions their arguament and objective were all now quite empty. In their defence I wonder to what extent they were manipulated, manipulated longterm by trumps shallow catchphrase slogan presentation style and probably manipulated more recently by hired hands to whip up stupidity.
Pence now needs to ‘get real’ and is realising there has to be a life after trump; the four years as White House Eunuch forever an indelible stain. Four wasted destructive years of environmental sabotage and unparalleled ignorance of the climate problem, of being a lackey to big business; Mnuchin another Eunuch standing on guard to see puppet donald pushed the right agenda.
So sad to see ‘rent a mob’ last night on tv, mostly without any covid procedure ie masks, but also I wonder as with all things trump as to what was less obvious, to what extent was the rabble roused by unseen forces, planted inciters, paid stooges to whip up excitement and insurrection. Many of the rabble looked quite happy, smiling as they entered the building, maybe that was the uppers, I don’t know, but once inside its obvious they were clueless as to the next step. The rabble itself displayed a collective mental age of nine year olds and really do need something other than this time wasting stupidity to fill their waking hours. Sad.
A line needs to be drawn, Comey recently attempted to calm the situation that trump will not be pursued, not charged, but after last nights insanity the heavy hand of justice and common sense needs to fall heavy and hard on the circus known as trump. To signal that America has better things to do than imbibe the trump stupidity. Immediate impeachment / 25 would define a return to sanity, to draw a correct and proper line in moving forward. It would also signal to the world that America is done with trump, a sad cascade of not speaking truth to power and that same power intentionally and wilfully choosing to ignore reality ie the facts; fresh air can now enter the room. Vested interest needs to be resigned to the back of peoples minds, with no doubt whatsoever signalled to the greedy cats at the top.
Year ’21 is going to be a bad year for anything trump, for his cohorts, enablers, backers and totally unqualified high profile sons and daughter Ivanka looking increasingly silly and malicious, a pointless hanger-on family of near zero intellect other than alley cat survival, , whoops listen carefully … was that another word from don jr? …. the embodiment of a ‘useless article’? No, he knows fine well his time has passed. We need to use some brains in future.
But of course trump cannot turn up for the Inaugoration, bone spurs are hellish, so problematic, so prone to turn up just when it is inconvenient.
A minute ago at 10:30pm bbc r4 on ‘The World Tonight’ still managed to find someone to extol the virtues (!?) of trump and knock Joe Biden. Telling us of the good trump has done in Africa etc (excuse me, Yemen?) …. and that Biden may just be ‘no good and empty’. Wow this is bias, how far have they had to scrape to find some creep to inform us of the merits of trump !!!
This beggars belief.
As I type, some scheming numskull who has no justification to occupy the White House, to have wasted four years of both Americas and of the Worlds time resides in the White House and will be ranting at the tv, phoning cronies, for ever droning on in pointless ignorant and ineducable circles; four wasted years expended on Corporate self interest and the worship of ignorance which has upended good sense, forward progress and common decency.
trump has no interest whatsoever in the general citizen, of the people that work and keep the country going.
The bbc should be ashamed of itself for the countless umpteenth time; if I were a blind person and had bbc r4 news as my principal or only news source I would be feeding on a very skewed and incorrect assessment of donald j trump.
Would Nero himself have shook his head at the donald trump callous and scheming unjust rule or perhaps given him the thumbs up applauding “Thats my boy” at trumps catastrophic deafness to the problems that rest at his feet. This is indeed a chapter of misrule, a chapter soon best forgotten, a sordid hidden agenda pandering to Corporations and the over-wealthy, inciting the bad element of society as an instrument of this misrule and steam rollering over any good regard to environment, the less well off and the real and impending climate catastrophe. So much deafness. I’ve also thought all along Dr Fauchi left a lot to be desired, too low key an approach; a quiet geniality unsuited to standing up to the crooked regime, Fauchi being so reticent, barely audible to the point of being compliant with trumps misrule. What a disaster, Birx too from what I can see.
It baffles me why so many people still voted for trump as of a few weeks ago, I can only assume there is a lack of education and a lack of reality which allows them be hoodwinked, to be drawn in by simplistic slogans and a feeling of ‘hurt’. trump couldn’t care less about anyone or anything as long as it favours trump, upholds his tv strongman image, a hollow construct of near zero education, experience or ability to hold Office, a tv cardboard man.
Quite cunningly trump has fooled (and harnessed) a lot of marginalised disaffected folk that somehow need to feel they have an alternative take on facts that can explain their hurt. Of the more energetic of them think of Maos Red Guards.
trump is indeed evil, my four years of preaching that his chaos is intentional and actually is the definition of evil unfortunately has been borne out as correct.
trump has blood on his hands, now he’s up there with all the nasty crackpots of history; trump needs to be tried at The Hague for his constant disregard and dismissal of covid 19 and climate change.
Thetrump similarity to Mao is quite uncanny, both always surrounded by ‘yes-men’, both adamantly refusing to listen to experts, both Mao and trump always totally impractical, both offering total disregard to the plight of others. Both Mao and trump ensuring a revolving door of new faces soon after to be discarded. As with gangsters Mao and trump are callous to the point of cruelty, totally blind to law and justice and decency, only allowing those to remain that are able to spout their own version of an alternative reality, the bigger the liar the more respect you’ll get from donald. Kayleigh is indeed a swamp animal. Pence the appointed White House Eunuch remains silent and bafflingly trump somehow associates with excellence, as ‘managing the covid disaster’! Oh yes I know, it was another lying pointless empty gesture for tv … thats my boy!
I was pushed to press finger to key from hearing a report on bbc r4 news a few minutes ago from the States of nurses pleading, crying, at the end of their tether at the lack of leadership and total mismanagement by the trump Administration (I deny trump upper case). This week we heard from the now hardly ever seen indolent dictator (another Mao similarity) how well Vice Pres Pence had handled the issue! Small change space-boy Pence should have at least had the presence of mind to shout out “Sir I’ve done nothing!” This is utter B/S certainly to divert, intentionally misleading and to hoodwink the gullible; yet another trump style vacuous soundbite to keep him on the news cycle, to feed his beloved tv presence. America really does have a problem in the shape of trump and his unelected, unqualified kids, they need to be packing their bags, filling their cardboard boxes; a nepotic crew totally unsuited to the priveliges and positions they have been given, yet adept at working an audience and handling a microphone, Ivanka certainly but with Jared one can’t help but feel he’s just bitten into a lemon.
When I see the leader of a nation I want to see skills, knowledge, experience, insight and leadership, not some jumped up tv pretender cum gangster, blood on his hands.
postscript, two days later the Mao analogy gains further similarity, it suddenly struck me, when one considers that trump uses his young white hoodlums as Mao used his ‘Red Guards’ ie unpoliced beyond the law terrorists backed by the man at the top. Quite a sad, lamentable tie-in between Mao and trump I think.
trump in any other position would v soon be bypassed, be discarded, couldn’t occupy the role of janitor ( my apologies to all hardworking janitorial operatives) and note I deny trump upper case.
As I’ve said for years the insults that trump throws around are most pertinent to himself (the accusatory finger plumb 180 deg in the wrong direction) trump himself most definitely being low energy, fake, swamp, lies.
trump is a gold plated example of too much wealth going badly wrong, spoilt from minute one; my own father would have used the term ‘spoilt’ and increasingly I can see that this can indeed engender a lazy, misguided inept and talentless individual. I’ve seen other examples of this lately but thats my own private affair but certainly has me more than usual focused on the term ‘spoilt’. A character spoilt, a development spoilt, no effort engendered, totally lazy both mentally and physically. What a curse money can be and in trumps case a curse on America.
trumps grandfather fed off gold prospectors and now trump feeds off America.
trump apparently has little idea if any of the meaning of words, of their potential weight, potential to do good or bad, the potential constructive purpose of dialogue, their value. He loves the tv screen, witness Netanyahu using a doctored vid to turn trump against the Palestinians and cut aid ( a signature move this, cut aid to the already struggling, hell …. he’s even massively cut aid to Americans). His more recent admissions of binge watching Fox clearly demonstrate trump susceptibility to anything on a screen and as reported yesterday in interview takes it all in like a sponge, spoilt boy Donny just does just not ‘see’ is unable to exercise any critical thought, other than bigotry and preconclusions. He stakes his position in the dirt, draws a circle with his foot and claims this is where I stand. And remember this is the nut with the nuclear codes.
Notice how both trump and Regan were/are actors, to quote Noam Chomsky “Were handed a script and read from it” though I realise here I’m loose with the facts, trump stumbles with reading, again as my Dad would have said “Never learnt his alphabet”.
Propaganda to the masses and bad thinking at the top are rife, epidemic. Some examples…
When trump tweets realise its not just his finger on the keyboard but in fact that little keyboard is a giga-powered propaganda machine with open input from any of his crooked and twisted lackeys and I include Ivanka and particularly Jared in this; the little keyboard of his phone (or more likely an office computer logged into trumps twitter feed) the most powerful meat grinder (unfortunately) in the world. Meat grinder in that trump and cohorts will quite happily sacrifice the poor and less fortunate to get past this lockdown, to mangle the truth at every convenience to trump and his constant revision of what he said the day before. At every turn, so many times trump likes to sacrifice the poor and helpless, think travel bans think border wall, all needless.
trump is the wrong man at the wrong time in the wrong position at least to all God fearing sane and decent citizens, yet to Putin trump is the right man in the right place at the right time, an unprecedented opportunity for exploitation. Of course trump is being massively exploited, I’m sure in my mind there is huge amounts of Russian money chanelled through trump activities, trump depends and needs this to survive as no American Bank will suffer him and remember the disgusting lovefest of trump and Putin at Helsinki; two hours behind closed doors, no American witnesses and no notes, trump emerging visibly shaken. This is sickening, trump indeed is skewered on Putins arm as some hapless dumb ventriloquists doll. Note trumps endless insistence that Russia did not meddle in the elections no matter the clamouring of US citizens at all levels, that Russia is his friend, that Russians have been invited and freely entered the Oval Office.
Everything trump issues as an insult or failing is in fact most applicable to himself; everything from trump is a reversal of the truth and time-won practical experience, of established institutions, of knowledge and scientific data ie climate change, the environment, sleazy tax handouts to cronies, international relations, the respect to other religions and ways of life etc etc. He courts dictators. When he points the accusatory finger “Fake news” he in fact is the only fake in the room; shouldn’t therefore everyone point back silently, good move I think and we are quite entitled to do so however the irony would be that trump would assume the accusatory finger to be in fact a fascist salute and therefore an adulation!! As usual, with trump we are in a room full of mirrors. Personally I would also encourage public booing to somehow break the bubble of the would-be fascist Emperor and his hangers on after all he is so incredibly thin-skinned.
trumps obsession and over-repeated slogan “Drain the swamp” is now utterly most applicable to himself, no great swamp existed pre-trump but now boy-o-boy trump has created his very own sickening swamp by any standards. Note handler Mnuchin always standing by rooting for Big Money, likewise Pence to ensure a fundamentalist, regressive and backward doctrine are included, to be promoted at all times.
Truth is cooked up each day according to the whim or shallow fancy of trump, as cooked up as him unfathomable tax returns or unknown educational attainment, both we assume not worth the paper they are written on if only anyone could ever find them.
Mining the moon … one couldn’t make this up! This really is an exercise of sustainable living in hostile conditions, which has been foreseeable for the last couple of years, such as the dreaded impending methane release and subsequent chaos of interconnected climate feedback loops running out of control from the efficiency / efficacy of surging methane levels. Its not CO2 that will kill us but the much more damaging (say x120 fold) and much faster acting methane release in its three forms ie microbial from thawing permafrost, methane deposits trapped within the strata capped and held in place by permafrost and probably worst of all thawing subsea hydrates for instance the East Siberian Ice Shelf. These are huge areas, far bigger any one of them than Europe.
My opinion is that there is a limit to the gullibility of trumps so-called voter base, like most things of his its smaller than he says; soon trump fans will tire of the trump spiel and media hogging, even the most unthinking zombie-like adorer of the trump stance must surely quite soon see the light, the obscuring fakery of trump.
Has anyone realised the huge places recently constructed to die and equipped with respirators, a life of lockdowns, the end of personal freedom as of cv-19 are exactly what we will need when climate change kicks in hard? Which it will, the impending catastrophic increase of methane being the real ‘biggie’.
From my UK standpoint and I think near universal is insufficient regard taken with care and health workers, these special people need special treatment in safer distancing from family members and public, to be cordoned off in effect. The PPE scandal will not go away, neither the scandal of care home deaths being kept out of the cov-19 death toll. The early hours health and care worker shopping hour needs to be redefined as a means of increasing bio-security, so far no-one is taking this angle seriously enough. This would allow economies to loosen up and get a few more contributors working again. Issuing all care workers with a badge is exactly what one would have decided is the first step in identifying such workers and hey presto was announced a fortnight ago. Funny how this can be redefined as a means to separate out care and health workers from the general population, which I think would be utterly stupid not to do so, yet no-one specifically mentions this. this in some ways silly lockdown needs to be engineered more intelligently.
In essence we need to be more aware to separate the health and care workers from the rest of the general population, the latest tragic news of two sisters, both care workers to die reinforces the need to do this.
Quite seriously, why has no-one drawn attention to the lunacy of having a beard at this time, I would imagine a virus catcher par-excellence!
Postscript, nice to hear my words echoed and the exact words indeed as utilised by Polly Toynbee a few hours after I wrote them, great minds think alike! Likewise two days later interesting to hear Nick on bbc r4 this morning echoeing my particular sentiment that nice sounding words are useless when in fact in reality things don’t happen or the PPE isn’t delivered and the cv-19 testing just is not happening as they portray. I would term this a disjoint of delivery. The latest disaster is a recall for botched cv-19 testing, also the NHS and Government seeming to be ignoring the offers of PPE manufacturing and lab testing capacity in the UK. One couldn’t make this up!
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Heres Amy Goodman with Noam Chomski …
As Noam Chomsky tells us trump is indeed v v clever.
… and others too, all in parallel. These are called chemtrail and/or geoengineering and just about every day they are easily found on NASA Worldview, a source that in my experience will only reveal say a third of what is actually happening in the skies above, this is due mainly to when the data is collected and its inability to reveal smaller lower status chemtrail. In other words it misses completely anything outside of its data collection timeframe, ie chemtrail before dawn, chemtrails early to mid-morning, chemtrails after lunch, chemtrails mid afternoon, late afternoon and evening. All are possible chemtrail occasions. Meanwhile the air will be aluminized (my term) and again luckily is revealed on Worldview as a particular shade of grey. Areas to see chemtrail are Bay of Biscay, northern Spain, coastal Portugal, Mediterranean, Italy, Adriatic, Black Sea, mid and northern mainland Europe, Baltic, Denmark, North Sea, UK and Ireland. Can you see the pattern, a loop. Some I guess are scheduled flights, some are perhaps special purpose, I’m not sure, some are random some are straight line / corridor. You can see them on tv, on property advertising, holiday snaps etc etc. I’ve seen all types up in the skies here but since I’m now the UKs most prolific chemtrail blogger it looks to me that my own skies ie cone of view will be relatively low-level near absent of chemtrail. Realise general media does a good job at ridiculing chemtrail folk such as myself.
Lets look at those three hundred mile long chemtrail off the coast of Ireland and southern England today Saturday 18th Jan 2020.
Theres lots of chemtrail activity, mostly these days I’ve other things to do than sit here and list it all, but please explore my previous posts, theres more than four hundred posts here on this blog.
Its most unusual for me to sleep past 7am … 8am is way too late, an initial quick look out of the window and yup its a chemtrail day three or four being easily seen, twenty minutes later camera in hand I go outside and all signs of chemtrail are obscured with even the addition of lower brown ‘reaction clouds’. I had seen the chemtrails but so very quickly have becoming hidden. If I was to recall the previous chemtrails that morning to anyone they would think I am nuts as now there was nothing to be seen other than an all pervading grey fug. Yesterday produced two very distinct bands of chemtrail on NASA worldview and in person the sky contained 50% chemtrail haze / cloud effect formed from chemtrail, we were on the edge of it at this location.
Therefore in a situation as this it would be hopeless to ever try to point upwards and explain anything. Certainly at first rising yes obvious and distinct chemtrails, within 20 mins all obscured. Drat!
Chemtrail diary contd, May 7, 2019.
However the day did reveal chemtrails throughout. At 0930 gaps appear in the cloud and sure enough three v distinct ‘across the sky’ chemtrails at three points of the compass, lower brown reaction clouds remain, its been a fast changing sky, chemtrails can do this. Good, this feeds my need to gather evidence of chemtrail geoengineering so that others possibly may stumble upon this blog and learn from it.
All day it is chemtrail and mostly obscured sky. Several times the lower cloud cover thins a little and chemtrail can be seen and/or the higher chemtrails cast shadow onto the upper surface of the cloud fug and vaguely can be made out as chemtrail geoengineering. NASA worldview looks horrendous too. Its been a big chemtrail day in northern Europe.
From my DQA reporting system I rate this day DQA 9,7,7 AS ie duration 9/10,quantity ie per hour 7/10, affect 7/10 ie AS meaning altered sky. In other words quite a crappy and significant chemtrail day. And mostly no-one noticed, nor their curiosity or indignation aroused in any way whatever.
NASA worldview has lots to show, posted after the photographs for the day.
Note main pic top LH a feinter but very broad band of chemtrail haze bottom RH triangle.
chemtrail geoengineering north east England Tuesday May 7 2019
chemtrail geoengineering north east England Tuesday May 7 2019
chemtrail geoengineering north east England Tuesday May 7 2019
chemtrail geoengineering north east England Tuesday May 7 2019
chemtrail geoengineering north east England Tuesday May 7 2019
chemtrail geoengineering north east England Tuesday May 7 2019
chemtrail geoengineering north east England Tuesday May 7 2019
chemtrail geoengineering north east England Tuesday May 7 2019
chemtrail geoengineering north east England Tuesday May 7 2019
chemtrail geoengineering north east England Tuesday May 7 2019
chemtrail geoengineering north east England Tuesday May 7 2019
chemtrail geoengineering north east England Tuesday May 7 2019
chemtrail geoengineering north east England Tuesday May 7 2019
chemtrail geoengineering north east England Tuesday May 7 2019
And remember for most of the day once past mid morning much of the continuing chemtrail / geoengineering activity was continuing relatively unseen above chemtrail induced lower cloud cover.
That is not fairy-dust.
As usual we know fine well there will be youtubes of chemtrail above Donegal, Londonderry, Antrim.
Note I detest the term ‘conspiracy theory’ a much over-used term to ridicule someone like me that sees in the sky things disturbing and will not let it pass un-noticed. general media has done a god job at destroying any sensible debate. All I ask is for people to take note daily in what is happening in the sky above, to develop a questioning mind.