I’m not sure a straightforward re-wilding is the answer.

You’ll not get many if any people that work in the countryside to agree with re-wilding. Its another one of those subjects turned into something emotive, something that its no longer so easy to get the activists to embrace the full story. I wonder if the web has aided tribalism? …. of course it has.

A myriad of life can exist in a multi-purpose landscape, goodness how difficult it would be to fight ones way through sheep walk turned to hawthorn scrub. Nor do I want to have my progress straight-jacketed into pre-cut walks and pathways. Nature and all its little participants is very clever, theres a habitat for just about everybody, barring of course the hopeful additions that we heard Chris mention yesterday, Lynx, goodness what else and oh yes he tells us bears and wolves! Oh dear, how silly. I always think it a bit corny when an army of kids are enrolled to march upon The Palace!

In a practical real-life situation it has been the fifty years of excessive drainage on upland areas that to my mind has caused great harm, eradicating the upland sponge that minimises flooding. Likewise for decades farmers were paid to eradicate old hedges. How silly and blind!

Another point that I’ve never heard anyone speak of is the universal municipal spraying at any feature of grassed pathways, ie signposts, lampposts, fencing, kerb edges, all of these are microhabitats for tiny things which in turn would be a source of food. I’m talking about the nooks and crannies that have been rendered useless, not neccessarilly a complete re-wilding as per recent experiments. Here of course I am assuming the insect count is down compared with unsprayed, I must be vigilant here, as a great byword of mine is ‘don’t assume’, which is probably the most basic and elementary understanding in any rational and scientific treatment of any subject or situation.

Good quality front gardens are in great decline, concrete slabs, block paving and gravel as standing for cars has eliminated I guess a full half of what might have been a convenient hop off point and source of food for garden birds. A decent garden much like the washing line is becoming a rare thing. Even rarer is the ability to allow leaf litter to remain, to be adding an extremely beneficial upper organic layer that returns soil to what it should be, it was never intended to be naked.

I wonder to what extent ‘nature’ is taught in schools, I know in my early 1970’s UK Secondary School it was poorly dealt with. I could do a far better job myself. If art, practical handicraft (ie wood and metalwork) have been near eradicated and music in great decline at state schools then what of nature study?

My usual hobbyhorse of diatoms is a no-fail way to get kids interested.

The worst PM in a long time …

We have walked eyes wide open into one self inflicted disaster after another, not only exiting Europe but the double whammy of hindering or stopping free exchange of workers. Its usual in life when huge (a Boris word if ever …. ) changes are implemented to taper and slide as much as possible, to ease the pain. After all, this is not wartime, we should strive to allow light and clarity and an exchange of good will to predominate in our lives. It was not a secret that European drivers, European fruit and produce pickers and European process workers were fundamental to the UK food and distribution industry. The big joke has been that a ballerina is permitted to work in the UK from Europe (yet live performance has barely started theres no real need for them surely… ) but that drivers, pickers, process workers are not!

The latest news is that some trivial amount at 10k people are allowed in short-term only until Christmas Eve …. a most stupid cut-off date imaginable as we know fine well they will want to travel to be back with their families!

Question: wheres the brains in this UK Government?

Another big self inflicted disaster and for decades has been the often pointless tweaking at state school education and curriculum. many kids are barely literate, they cannot sketch or explain themselves or grasp a sense of community or of how to living inclusively.

In Cabinet and at the helm we are supposed to have the best and brightest, this not now looking to be the case. Why do we seem to be so keen on rich Asians to to take up as many posts as possible, these rich people cannot understand the blind sightedness and cruelty of stopping a twenty quid note to the poor and the needy; or of the fear and uncertainty all compounded by the travails of covid. I cannot be impressed by Rishi Sumac, nor Priti Patel, the latter making it a prisonable offence to enter the UK. We also live in a more unfair society as from I think Thatcher onward the Local Authority house building programme pretty well dried up, very soon people were dependant on private landlords, the worst possible situation.

Heres the bombshell, its my opinion theres too many people on the planet, if we could halve the population then we might be holding each other in better regard, more able to survive on the food this limited and compromised earth can supply. People knock the Chinese but for most of the twentieth century they proceeded around on bicycles and consumed little…. and had a one child policy. Surely these are things we should all aim for, but hubris, ambition, consumerism will undo any fine objectives.

And we are all of one species, this encroaching Nationalism from any part of the world is unethical, immoral, free exchange of peoples surely is how humanity needs to proceed.

I was steam-rollered, jackbooted and literally forced into …

… having to accept against my will a ‘condensing boiler‘ most certainly against my wishes and remember its me that foots the bill (for in this case something i did not want) ie a replacement central heating boiler of the newer ‘condensing type’. This would be say eight years ago and cost me £1,700 GBP.

When the young man left after totting up I’m guessing £700 for ten hours labour (which is more than double any hourly rate I have ever charged never mind pocketed as a wage, in fact three times the amount on invoicable monies alone) …. I was left with gaping holes to fill and particularly with no immersion heater for instant hot water and the facility to air our clothing etc in the aptly named ‘airing cupboard on the upstairs bedroom level! Its particularly jarring to me we lost the immersion heater upstairs.

In winter it kept upstairs warm too, taking the edge off the cold. maybe indicating an inefficiency, but appreciated and of course now lost.

Point of this post and something that i only realised yesterday is that the super-duper pile of crap called the condensing boiler is in fact now seeming itself as out of date and backward when with the modern push to eliminating gas fired boilers now elevates the long uninstalled immersion heater I reckon as looking so much more attractive (its electric not the now shamed gas) and attractive to the ‘powers that be’ the authorities and the bright bunnies running around oh so desperate to install the latest. I wish them well in their Spanish villas and three car families and unfettered consumerism fuelled by decades of insisting on the installation of gas fired condensing boilers at very juicy hourly rates, certainly not a lifestyle of mine. In actual fact i hope they fall flat on their face and i look forward to once again having an immersion heater in the airing cupboard.

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Who are you on the web?

I know folk that elaborate and near fantasise whilst i have to stand there in all amicability listening to their preposterous stories, previous roles in employment, outlandish car insurance claims, bogus university courses and general misinformation.

So to what extent do these bright bunnies fantasise online? Who do they align themselves with? What is real if anything? And what image do they wish to project?

If all they indulge in is a form of role play on sites thankfully I’ll never click then so what, thank goodness I’m bright and quick enough not to get mired down in such nonsense, neither do I have such a great need to belong nor to appear anything other than what I actually am.

But there are ‘serious actors’ to use an irritating and trendy expression, we had the predictable story this morning on bbc radio 4 news of surprise surprise the Russians with thousands of bogus accounts have been planting masses of phoney material onto discussion pages of various websites, masquerading as concerned comment from US citizens but just wishing to skew what should be real opinion; I suppose Ivan wanting to demonstrate the degeneracy of the west and our values are failing. All comes back to the useful ‘nonsense vehicle’ trump and how Ivan hitched a free ride culminating in the dreadful scenes of Jan 6th. Another instance of the web gaining too great a hold over what we read, what hopefully we evaluate and spit out again.

‘ol Woodenhead …

I’m sorry to be saying this, yet I’m sure many millions of people are saying this also but recalling Bidens disastrous speech a couple of weeks ago on insisting to honour trumps ‘arrangement’ to back out of Afghanistan and specifically stating he did not want any more US service personnel to lose life (ie last occurred three years ago) … this will as I’ve stated already go down in infamy, it will echo for a century or more as totally a stupid move, as totally woodenheaded; of course assuming as if we were to be an extant species for so long a time period in the years ahead.

Lets face it, so much of what trump pushed for and was mostly unseen from general view for example to promote his ‘trash-crackpot-take’ on any or all situations ie environment, equal rights, healthcare, etc etc ….. we can see there can not have been anything trump couldn’t keep his grubby hands away from; yet I’m assuming the Biden administration has over-turned a great deal of the trumpian destruction, so why and so why has Biden pressed ahead with the insane withdrawal from Afghanistan?

The great obstacle appears to be in it not being easy to over-turn the trumpian envoys disastrous ‘Art of the Deal’ secret meeting/s with the Taliban which means I’m assuming Biden has to honour the pot of crap negotiated by an imbecile called trump or more likely his whoever representative, which I increasingly wonder was greenhorn Jared, but of course it was whoever flew out there ‘and did the business’. Now on bbc radio news yesterday and today we hear as how little or nothing was extracted for Western advantage but it was all a complete giveaway to the Taliban!! I’m surprised they didn’t give ’em all goodie bags stuffed with ammunition and codes and cyphers and other such advantages.

But Biden is not trump, or hopefully should not be.

So could we assume mayhem and future decades of turmoil in the Middle East exist now because of a hardly educated over advantaged low IQ son of a crook called Jared? This indeed has the hallmark of trumpian callous unthinking ineptitude and shallow gloss, wrong man for the wrong job, but looks okay for the camera.

The Taliban got it all, the West retained nothing. This is blasphemous in its stupidity, an influencing and intelligence platform cast to the wind.

Why are our so-called leaders so poor?

So who is the greater woodenhead here below, one obviously made of wood and another, taking an utterly woodenheaded direction …

Well done Mr Blair.

I only post and blog when it is something that matters to me. I don’t think i mentioned the name Obama once, because I thought the country was in good hands in those far off days.

I had hoped better than this from Biden, a great big whopping disappointment I’m afraid. Tony Blair is quite justified in the term ‘imbecilic’ as to the mad immoral and just plain nuts move to exit Afghanistan, throwing away a most useful platform to help encourage a positive view toward the West and our sense of democracy and equal rights, and of course its use for intelligence gathering. How utterly stupid, never mind in the manner that it has been done and the grief and fear it has so quickly engendered among most Afghanis.

Heres a well written apparaisal of Mr Blairs use of imbecilic… https://www.mail.com/int/news/uk/11053854-imbecilic-ex-uk-leader-tony-blair-slams-afghan-wit.html#.1272-stage-rightcolumn1-1

Tony Blair learnt hard lessons twenty years ago, its in his face. I have a lot of time for him and applaud his present day work. Heres the essay he wrote re ‘imbecilic’ from his own website …. https://institute.global/tony-blair/tony-blair-why-we-must-not-abandon-people-afghanistan-their-sakes-and-ours

I particularly applaud his focus on the absurdity of slogans, as to their shallowness and leading to a ‘non-thinking’ environment, to hook the easily led. I would think the 1930’s were full of slogans.

What the hell did you think would happen?

Just listening to Diane Abbott a few seconds ago on bbc r4 ‘Any Questions’ and I’ve had to turn off.

At first shot at spouting forth Diane keeps it all very vague, in broad brushstrokes but at second pitch a few minutes later she states categorically that we we failed at nation building. This is incorrect.

In my opinion we succeeded at nation building with the western presence in Afghanistan; we certainly did, amply demonstrated by everyones dismay, fear and real horror at now being stuck (alone) with a Taliban master. I would think an entire half of the population ie female will be shaking at the loss of western freedoms (ie this is what is called nation building Diane). Also a great proportion of Afghan males will equally be horrified that now with Taliban masters ethnicity and regional and tribal origin will once again shape ones life/ or death. All these negative points were chipped away at and rendered paltry by twenty years of western nation building, Diane.

How is it words and views can become so deranged and inapplicable, I’m thinking of the wonky brain of Diane Abbott. She needs to work with texts, printed material and perhaps a writing course to gain the idea of inferences and real intended meaning from the written word… methinks so. Diane!

It looks that the trump administration (if ever a ‘trump administration’ could ever warrant such a term, I mean a bunch of opportunistic lackeys and self interested on-the-make fascists and petty fraudsters) …. did their utmost to speed the takeup of power by the Taliban, this is tantamount to aiding the enemy. This is so elementary as if a childrens flashcard session, but after all, this is how ‘Intelligence’ was indeed presented to trump, by childrens flashcards. Look again to Putin, trumps puppet master.

We’ve released a basket of vipers, what the hell did you think would happen?

Keeping on top of Afghanistan I assume seemed do-able, I assume also quite do-able for many years to come, certainly strategically immensely useful to us, and also useful to them, the ordinary people, we provided a looser more accepting society, western values generally diminish fear. Yet, the mere hint of retreat and the Taliban rush in at great speed. Question is, quite what did the trump administration tie down with the Taliban, what did their ‘secret negotiations’ contain?

Biden looks super-bad in all this; I’m so sad he has turned out to be quite useless and in fact a danger to world peace and strategic thinking. Its ironic the newly presented ‘gloss and spin’ from the Taliban is so like the gloss and spin that trump has used so much throughout his life ie saying one thing but actually doing another. I can see the influence of trump in this, exhorting the phoney tv and media image, merely a game of smoke and mirrors; media and tv to be ‘used’ and spoonfed whatever angle someone such as trump wished to world to see, this signals zero respect to the outer world, the viewers.

Checks and balances I wonder? Where was NATO? Likewise British Cabinet and Foreign Office appear woefully ineffectual, again, top-brass military, where were all the brains and experience in allowing any of this to happen? Afghanistan was an ideal place to gather Intel, a windfall to influence and propagate western values, now all thrown to the wind. We hear also today Saturday 21st that callers to bbc r4 ‘Any Questions’ are pleading for the Home Office, Foreign Office etc to get more joined up and realise how to fast-track applications and procedure. Maybe Dominic Cummings was correct in there needing to be a big shake-up.

Factual testimony today Saturday informs us the Taliban are as cruel as ever, again on bbc r4 ‘Any answers’ of the brother of a man that worked for the British, and therefore his brother a qualified surgeon had a hand cut off merely because the brother had worked for the Brits and following from this other family members have been murdered these last few days, murdered by the Taliban because of this Brit connection, as another caller told us, his life will be measured in hours, not days or weeks.

So we can see, the Taliban are using western style media to in fact bullshit the west, whilst meantime pursuing their unenlightened backward mindset; amputation, torture, murder.

trump did his best to denigrate and diminish NATO for his friend in the Kremlin, strange how Biden let this utterly catastrophic and easily avoided go through. Biden and the Americans can now never be trusted.

It is also cruel and mindless to set the final date for withdrawl as 9/11 … this should have been realised and avoided at all cost, it helps no-one.

I hope and pray we can insist the window for bringing back all those that helped western forces can be extended, maybe in exchange for aid and not sanction. But also ‘to mop up’ all those feared and cowering that cannot physically reach the airport nor have all the documents required.

I am keen to sponsor an Afghan family. I need now to find how to do this, I know what it is like to be without help, to stand alone, ignored.

I can see clearly now…

Lets shoot a line, let me use my imagination…

This whole thing has been pre-rehearsed, it is to a script, the bizarre spectacle of America sleep walking into the Afghanistan ‘withdrawl disaster’ is in fact in my opinion heavily scripted, hence Bidens stilted nonsensical Monday speech.

For instance when forever has a president genuinely troubled themselves at the loss of life in the course of duty? Pity he didn’t consider civilian lives, was it running at a ratio of ten to one? But this wouldn’t have been foremost until a few weeks ago, I’m assuming everything was ticking over nicely so to speak until then, in todays UK Parliament we are informed of no US military deaths in three years, can we say this tour is now a patsy? For sure from now on there will be much greater loss of life. Bidens thoughts and views on this hold no water. These things are viewed statistically by the top brass at home and its for sure far more people die of traffic accidents, but we never ban cars. Sorry to be caustic on this but this ‘stinks to high heaven’.

This cack-handed and supremely inept withdrawl perhaps results from the trump administration speaking to the Taliban in secret. A deal has been done and I reckon this could be the result of trump meeting with Putin in Helsinki for two hours a couple of years ago with no record of what was said, no minutes taken. The deal entails the Taliban being handed Afghanistan in exchange for them displaying a certain leniency and ‘enlightened thinking’.

In essence he has handed Afghanistan and the region to Putin, made the USA look stupid and created turmoil setting the scene for trouble in the future, no doubt all to the glee of Putin. I hesitate at using the term Russia because everything is Putin-centric, its the man, not the country. China will build economic aid but it will be Putin who exercises muscle; along with Pakistan wallowing in their unforseen luck.

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Postscript:

Lets extend this speculative line of thought of mine a little further, it makes one wonder if the dreadful scenes of the Jan 6th storming of the Capitol were in fact a Russian manipulation? Thinking is allowed. Their intent on making western society and values look stupid certainly seems to be taking effect. After all, it is obvious for the trump four year White House tenure he was walking hand in hand with the Russians.

Airlifting so many people out of Kabul airport in such an uncertain, heart rending and last minute manner is a profound failure in planning, of local knowledge, of the practical business of getting things done. The UK Ambassador we hear from bbc r4 is still there along with volunteers from the Embassy doing their best to process and fastrack the airlift of all those likely to suffer at the hands of the Taliban. Meanwhile can we assume the western allies had already pulled the plug on their own military airbases, I assume the answer is yes. Also, we learn on bbc radio that this is ‘the fighting season’ when armed militias etc are most prominent, yet another blunder of Intelligence and planning. Theresa May had good right to be scathing, I would think behind the scenes more so too.

We must remember Obama set all this running ie the departure which in itself is a bad idea, after all, we have the soldiers, mostly the gear and so why not deploy them meaningfully, the US and the British still have many bases and soldiers around the world, curiously a huge contingent still in South Korea, so what possible arguament for Afghanistan withdrawl could hold water?

I do not think it was ever a ‘waste of time’ in any sense, western presence at each minute for twenty years was time well spent, imagine how bad it could have become without our being there. Its just a crying pity the end was so badly done.

IPCC

The IPCC is an organisation I am very sceptical of, the experts are ‘hand-sorted’ so to speak which as we know with the lamentable omission of Prof Peter Wadhams in their last big science-fest a few years ago and so by not publishing his work (the considerations of a world ranking Arctic ice expert) … this means mostly the IPCC can only offer a sanitised and diluted version of what could actually happen to us all.

Heres a case in point of the IPCC not liking the extent of what could occur in the next few years re climate change and how they throw out of the window any modelling that scares or offends them, its bad science, selective science of the worst sort, be sure to look at the chart …

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2021/07/un-climate-panel-confronts-implausibly-hot-forecasts-future-warming

It must be remembered that if we model climate on a childs eight inch football the portion that we inhabit ie half a mile up and half a mile down equates to the thickness of a cigarette paper, one thousandths of an inch which is half the thickness of a human hair… FACT.

This means the chemistry set known as our worldwide climate systems are easily jarred and reactive to new ingredients ie temperature, ocean flow, atmospheric modifications, jet stream modification, ice loss, methane eruption, carbon particles ie dust, the loss of algal activity in the oceans, changing weather patterns over whole continents, etc etc.

In other words ‘crazy cussed stuff’ … such as drought where we don’t want it (lets say Americas grainbelt or Chinas rice bowl) and rain where it should not be for example in the Gobi Desert or the Himalayas (just guessing). Today we hear in the news that California is losing its electricity supply, upstream theres not enough water to power the hydro-electric generators.

Therefore in the above link which exposes the IPCC dislike of what could happen and refusal to accept modelling for a more catastrophic future than they are prepared to admit, I personally go with Sam Carana and fear the temperature rise will be greater than any contemplated by the IPCC, we are being spoon fed only what is deemed digestible by certain experts and vested interest.

What is fundamental to all this forecasting and modelling is that EVERYTHING seems somehow to be involved in a myriad of self reinforcing feedback loops. For instance today we hear on the news that Siberian fires are releasing carbon particles right up into the North Pole, this was easily seen on NASA Worldview a few days ago. Therefore the ice becomes darker, absorbs heat quicker and … BINGO melts faster from above, never mind the warmer water attacking from beneath. It will be near an instantaneous event when all ice ‘flashes’ from the Arctic, an event of probably weeks, months but not decades.

We have to fight, we cannot go down without a fight, but will it do any good? Not really.

It saddens me that hubris, name it what you will, will never un-mend peoples needs for vehicles of any sort which always one way or another carry huge carbon costs in manufacture and huge problems of disposal.

  • We need to live near our work, to walk there or maybe an electric or hydrogen trolleybus.
  • We need a one child policy everywhere. And applaud those with no children.
  • Car ownership of any sort needs to be a rarer thing.
  • Vastly reduce the American style burger culture.
  • Much reduce airflight for personal and even business need.
  • Minimise food waste, ie see your supermarket near closing, trolleyfulls of meat for disposal!
  • Only eat what you need.
  • Look at the footprint for concrete as a building material.
  • Look at the longevity of wind production, not so green.
  • etc etc name anything you like, there will be a downside to it!

If we lived ‘biblically’ simple farmers and traders and craftspeople I’m sure we would not be in this mess.

Will any of the above bullet points help us all … not really.

Lines in the sky. North east England diary ‘lines in the sky’.

From very little these last few months lately they are becoming more easily seen ie what can be construed as chemtrail. This blog here of mine has lots of chemtrail diary and photographs for the previous two or three years. Google searches indicate i am the UKs most prolific blogger on these things, maybe thats why theres little for me to photograph or record this last half year.

Many if not most people will not acknowledge the chemtrail phenomena, but ask any Californian, they get lots, likewise from NASA Worldview places to look are English Channel, Irish Sea, Isle of Man and Cumbria, also North Sea, Dogger Bank. Biscay used to get lots and into central France, not much seen lately if NASA Worldview is anything to go by, a very incomplete data source as to the ‘one-shot’ timing of the picture we are presented. I somehow need high def realtime satellite imagery …. how do i obtain this? Ideas anyone?

Yesterday Friday 23rd July 2021 here NE England in the sky above visible from early and until past sunset in the far western horizon, what i assume to be the west UK flight corridor.

Using my DQA system of a couple of years ago i rate as…

Duration = all day ie 10/10.

Quantity= moderate ie 3/10.

Affect= no dark ‘reaction clouds’ merely a spreading haze or whitening of the sky ie 3/10 only.

Therefore my DQA for yesterday Fri 23rd July 2021 is 10, 3, 3.

Link for the image below …. https://go.nasa.gov/3i7yqQV

Chemtrail activity north east England, southern Scotland, Friday 23rd July, 2021. https://go.nasa.gov/3i7yqQV

Q. Why are these lines in the sky not fading quickly, why so persistent, why widen out to form a much wider definite ‘band’ in the sky, they stay there for hours?

Why some days and not others?

Why sometimes in a repeated flight path, a corridor, a predictability for any one day?

Its my opinion ‘whitening of the skies’ will become much more mainstream, be introduced as such as a necessary step to counter climate change ( I’m guessing at forthcoming COP Glasgow). We know its all futile, there are so many grim interconnected feedback loops, its as if we are having to re-write the book of planetary weather systems, ie DMS (algae), methane, sulfate, ocean circulation systems, the loss of ocean oxygenators known as algae, etc etc. Yesterday I suddenly thought …. “What if our sewage treatment filter bed systems where we use live algae and plankton collapsed due to extreme heat, could this occur? Just about everything else is, its a joke of mine we just about have everything happening other than aliens! So far people just do not seem to be making the adjustments necessary.

Lines in the sky diary Monday 26th 2021, plenty to see in the evening, say six or eight at any tine, including a criss cross example. I hadn’t time to keep looking up at the sky, work indoors kept me busy, so if we just count what was actually observed my DQA sytem rates it as 3,3,2. ie 3/10 duration, 3/10 quantity, 2/10 affect.

Next day Tues 26th July again tasks indoors keep me busy but also the sky itself is obscured, cloudy. However NASA Worldview shows what I from experience see as an altered ie chemtrail sky off the coast here in north east England. ie https://go.nasa.gov/3ye1BXW

Suspected chemtrail north east coast England 27th July 2021. https://go.nasa.gov/3ye1BXW

Note above it is the ‘french grey’ colouring that is chemtrail, half of what you see above, the main solid lighter cloud presence in my opinion is natural. Click on the link and click to enlarge, this backs up my suspicion. Also, click the different layers and look at northern France ie Brittany.