What’s in it? – The Movie.

Anyone who looks at a lot of movies will be familiar with
the ‘parental’ warnings which come with them in terms of
their content –
i.e. showing scenes of a sexual or violent nature.

Yet they might be better marked with warnings about some
of other things which upset us all.

As a vegetarian I would like movies to have a warning upon
them if they show animals being killed, or people eating
meat. Continue reading What’s in it? – The Movie.

Hovering via Human Power.

I spent my lunch time the other day in the company of Chris
Roper.

At one stage Chris designed a vehicle which held the
world record for Man Powered Flight.

He is now involved in a hovercraft project which goes by
the name of Steam Boat Willy.

The Steam Boat Willy needs trainee human powered
hovercraft pilots, and volunteers who might be willing to
help in various other ways.

You can find out more upon their website:-

http://steamboatwilly.org/

Send Jamie Oliver to Jail.

I keep being told how bad food, and food additives, are a
major contributing factor in the bad behaviour of children.

Over the last few years there has been a lot of attention
focused upon the quality of food which is served out in the
schools.

The food writer and chef Jamie Oliver has been very vocal
upon this subject.

The Veggies food co-operative in Nottingham have done a lot
of work to improve school meals within the city.

Anyone who has been within a UK Hospital over the last few
years will tell you just how bad the quality of NHS
( National Health Service ) food had become.

Even more worrying are the continuing reports upon the
nutritional value of what is being served to patients.

Yet it is not just within Schools and hospitals that bad food
is served up on a daily basis.

Food & Nutrition is a Criminal Issue. Continue reading Send Jamie Oliver to Jail.

Which is the worst?

– To go on the game ( i.e. sell ones body for sex ),
or work in Muckdonalds?

– To sell Wacky Baccy ( Hash ),
or work in a slaughterhouse?

– Join the military, or spend the rest of ones life on the
dole?

There is no need to gain a income from any of the above:
Just as there is No Need To Kill, Slaughter, or Sell the
carcasses of animals.

We all have choices.

The only problem is that if one choices to exercise a
conscientious objection at work, then one could suffer as
a result of the various economic sanctions which exist
within society. Continue reading Which is the worst?

Headlines and Reality.

2 days ago I glanced at a newspaper headline about the
banks being bailed because they are in a state of crisis.

This is a crisis which has only developed because of a
willingness and ability of people to live on debt.

As I glanced up I noticed a rough sleeper in front of me,
and pondered upon just how much of this banking crisis is
of the result of over selling mortgages.

Governments, Newspaper editors, & Bankers continue to
worry about people who may loose their homes by not
being able to continue to pay their mortgages.

Yet how many of these ‘powers that be’ have devoted any
time to ponder upon the continuing plight of rough
sleepers?

Preamble to a manifesto for Library & Information Workers

Here is my reaction to the abolition of the 10% tax rate in Britain, & what it will do for many Library Workers.

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Preamble to a manifesto for Library & Information
workers.

We the landless urban poor.

We who help all.

We whose skills and labour enriches all.

High skilled
&
Low Payed.

We who help others to achieve a better life.

We who help to educate all.

We who help all of society to work better,
play harder,
and
achieve both healthier & happier lives.

We fiscally impoverished Library & information workers.

All we ask for is a living wage,
&
just enough so that we no longer have to live in poverty,
or
are forced to live in slums.

We the landless Urban poor.

High skilled.

Low payed.

Library & Information workers.

A Few Fun Publication Ideas.

I’ve always been the kind of person which has come up with
a lot of bright ideas, but have never been able to develop
more than a small proportion of them all.

Here are two of the ideas which I have dreamed up over the
years in regards to periodical titles.

– The Authoritarian Anarchist:
The Paper with the Correct Ideological Line.

– Criminal Elements:
The paper which reports the news upon just which Judges
& police officers have been convicted for various criminal
activities during the proceeding week.

Neither of these works do I ever expect to reach print
production, and maybe a good thing too.

During the early 1980s I was part of the editorial
collective of
‘Fly on the Wall:
Richmond and Twickenhams other scurrilous rag’.

In the early 1990s I also made my own small contribution
to ‘The Crouch Ender’.

The ‘Crouch Ender’ covered the Crouch End area of North
London, and was one of the funniest periodicals which I
have ever read or been involved with.

One of these days I should write something more about the
history of the ‘Crouch Ender’, but maybe that’s just
another one of my bright ideas which may never get in to
print.

Who Knows ?

Trouble Ahead.

Here is a short list of those everyday sayings & signs
which should always make you think that there is trouble
ahead.

– ‘There is a good service’ on the ( whatever it is )
underground or train line.

– Cloths which are just marked s m or L, & with no other
indication of what kind of real world size they may in fact
be.

– ‘This product is child friendly.’

&

– Any kind of promise made by a politician that ‘things can
only get better’.

Just a phone call to S.A.House.

During the era of Apartheid there used to be regular
demonstrations outside of the South African embassy –
South Africa House.

If my old friend & comrade Gwyn could not make any of
these demonstrations, then she would phone up the
embassy, and ask to talk with the military attache.

Once connected on the phone she would apologise for not
being able to attend the demonstration which was going on
outside of the building at the time.

On many occasions all she would ever hear would be a
grunt, or something muttered, & then the phone being
slammed done.

A fine example of a diplomate at work, & an inspiration to us
all.