Here are a few facts for your next Library quiz, which should be filed under ‘Library Locations in the Movies’.
Pasadena Public library was used in the filming of ‘Ghost Busters’.
Teddington Library features in ‘Hot Fuzz’.
The New York Public Library plays a major part ‘the Day after tomorrow’.
How many other libraries can you add to this film location list?
It increasing looks as though the effects of religionist
thinking is going to be the greatest threat to our hard won
I am not talking about religion itself, but those who would
have us all on our knees worshiping some kind of mythical
Now if people wish to believe in any kind of religious idea,
then they should be left alone to pursue such activities.
It makes no difference to me if they worship Christ, Buddha,
Christian, Satinest, Hindu, Flat Earthers, or followers of
the pink rabbit.
It’s all the same to me.
Just as long as they pursue these ideas as consenting adults in private!
My objection to religion comes from being those religionists
who try & force their ideas upon others.
Continue reading The Problem of Religionists
There is a myth that International sporting events help to
enhance global friendships.
When any sports man or sports woman wins an event,
then we get the joy of everyone standing to attention while
their individual national anthems are being played.
It’s a good job that most people don’t know or speak more
than a couple of languages.
If more people could understand the words of most national anthems, then it might result in an international punch up.
Continue reading I Won’t Stand for the National Anthem.
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.
I spent my lunch time the other day in the company of Chris
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:-
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
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.
– 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
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?
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
If you really want to find out what is happening to the
energy market, and what’s just about to the environment,
then read on: –
The price of Coal has really risen over the last few months.
There can only be two reactions to this information.
Either it’s a ‘nice little earner’,
We Have a Lot of Trouble ahead.
Here is my reaction to the abolition of the 10% tax rate in Britain, & what it will do for many Library Workers.
Preamble to a manifesto for Library & Information
We the landless urban poor.
We who help all.
We whose skills and labour enriches all.
We who help others to achieve a better life.
We who help to educate all.
We who help all of society to work better,
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,
are forced to live in slums.
We the landless Urban poor.
Library & Information workers.