Thursday, 31 July 2014

German Weiner

According to The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, there were 15,414 penis enlargement operations made worldwide last year and the overwhelming majority of them, 2786, took place in Germany.
The rest of the top ten countries for penis enlargements were Venezuela (473), Spain (471), Mexico (295), Colombia (266), Italy (256), Brazil (219), Argentina (73), USA (61) and Iran (12).
Make of that what you will but the spammers who send out those penis enlargement emails could do worse than to target Germany and large section of South America. 
While a visit to a German sauna may be the newest way to spend a laughter filled evening, there is a foolproof way to almost double the width and size of any penis, absolutely guaranteed. 
It's called a magnifying glass and unlike surgery on your most intimate area, there is no danger of a huge cock-up.
Your welcome, all part of the service.

Evo Morales Leading The Way

As the wholesale murder of Palestinians by Israel goes on in the Middle East, people have been asking what can they do to protest against the Israeli governments abhorrent actions.
Personally, i am one of many who have been boycotting Israeli good since the 80's, an effort which is having an effect reducing the Israeli GDP by as much as 5%. With supermarkets now clearly labelling Israeli good this will obviously have an even greater effect.
We can march but thousands did that the last few weekends and the fatality list continues to go up alarmingly so the real only way is to pressure the Governments to do something.
America won't do anything and they are the ones bankrolling and providing cover at the UN for the Israeli killing machine but at least one Government has decided to make a stand so a round of applause for President Evo Morales and the Bolivian Government.
Bolivia has declared Israel to be a 'terrorist state' and renounced a visa exemption agreement with the country in protest over the ongoing Israeli military offence in Gaza which already killed more than 1,300 and left over 7,000 wounded.  
Explaining his decision, Morales said that: 'Israel is not a guarantor of the principles of respect for life and the elementary precepts of rights that govern the peaceful and harmonious coexistence of our international community'.
He has also filed a request with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to prosecute Israel for crimes against humanity although America will almost certainly make short work of that with yet another swift veto to protect Israel.
Other Latin American countries including Ecuador, Brazil, Peru, Chile and El Salvador have recalled their ambassadors in Israel so we just need a few more countries to boycott Israel and impose sanctions until they end the 65 year brutal oppression of the Palestinian people and we may get finally somewhere and if we don't, Israel will become even more the pariah state that it deserves to be.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Psychological Differences Of Right Wing

I have always noticed that there are far more left leaning teachers in academia than right leaning ones. It isn't something i have pondered for too long, just putting it down to the right leaning people being a bit thick and left it at that but science has found that people on the left and right are psychologically different.
Researchers at the University of Nebraska have reported that right-wingers possess a strong 'negativity bias' meaning they are more defencive and reactionary than their left wing cousins.
They also discovered that right wing parents are stricter with their offspring, are more emotionally repressed,  less empathetic and are more afraid of change. 
That said, they are also more polite and strangely own more cleaning supplies so if you ever want a jar opened or your bathroom needs a good clean, ask a Tory voter.
The report remarks that negative bias and being overly cautious was a good thing during our evolution but is clearly unsuited in the modern era so it is in our interests to show conservatives that they can change if they try hard enough, despite the obvious mental problems and being a bit slow on the uptake.
Maybe we shouldn't be too quick to show them the errors of their ways, not until i have had my car cleaned anyway.

Changing Seasons

After yet another stifling hot day, i was very glad to hear the weatherman declare that the jet stream is due to go on on of its famous meanderings and slam down the length of country this weekend bringing some relief after what seems an eternity of hot days.
With the climate changing the heat is only going to get worse as we go forward which means that i will be complaining even more from May to September as i get older but maybe not because science has found that the seasons are changing dates.
By studying temperatures over the past 150 years, a new study from the University of California and University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit has found that the Earth's seasons have shifted back in the calendar year, with the hottest and coldest days of the years now occurring earlier.
They found that the hottest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere landing around July 21. But from the mid-1950s onward the hottest day came 2 days earlier.
With this shift of peak warming comes a corresponding shift in the onset of the seasons.
"Once we have accounted for the fact that the temperature averaged over any given year is increasing, we find that some months have been warming more than other months," said Alexander Stine, a graduate student at UC Berkeley. "We were surprised to find that over land, most of the difference in the warming of one month relative to another is simply the result of this shift in the timing of the seasons, and a decrease in the difference between summer and winter temperatures."
The timing of the shift along with the rise in global temperatures leads them to think that human-caused climate change is the ultimate cause behind the shift so it if it continues accelerating it may mean Christmas pudding at the start of summer by the time i get to retire.

Last Enola Gay Member Dies

Theodore Van Kirk, the last surviving crew member of the Enola Gay has died aged 93.
There has always been so much debate over whether what the US did against Hiroshima was one of humanities greatest atrocities or justified but whatever side of the debate you fall on, 140,000 people died instantly, mostly innocent civilians.
During his lifetime Van Kirk had been asked many times if he regretted what his team did that day and he said: I have never apologised for what we did to Hiroshima and i never will. I was proud to be on the Enola Gay'.
Van Kirk also said that he never lost a night's sleep over the deaths in Hiroshima so he was obviously a product of decades of brainwashing by the US military that the two nuclear weapons used on Japan were justified. 
I would like to think that during his last few moments the image of a hundred thousand incinerated people entered his mind and the realisation that he is directly responsible for probably the greatest number of deaths by a human in so short a time.
I do hope that after a lifetime of showing no regret or remorse, this realisation filled his mind and was his last thought as he slipped away.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Solving The Bankers Problem

It's a tricky one i agree, how can we stop the financial market from swindling, conning and generally being a bunch of thieving rouges out to line their pockets at our expense?
More regulation has been considered and then dismissed, and the Government spluttered on their Moet at the thought of reducing their bonuses and seeing their donors hit in the pocket but luckily the powers that be have hit upon a fool-proof way to bring the corrupt bankers into line, make them say an oath to remind them of their moral and social obligations.
Can't see how that wouldn't work, Doctors have to say the Hippocratic that promises they will uphold specific ethical standards and we should give it a go with bankers.
Failing that, silly idea i know but stay with me, how about prison sentences for those found to have embezzled or acting fraudulently the same as the rest of us face if we were caught committing fraud.
Just a thought.

Monday, 28 July 2014

Previous Chem Trails Experiments

A well aired conspiracy theory is the one regarding chem-trails, the emissions from planes that are some sort of experiment by the Government to in some way control us.
Of course the Tory Government may be called the nasty party but even they wouldn't spray the population with chemicals from aeroplanes, or so you would think if you didn't know that spraying the British population with chemicals from planes was exactly what they were doing between 1940 and 1979.
A government report tells how they released potentially dangerous chemicals and micro-organisms over vast swaths of the population as a test without the public being told.
While details of some secret trials have emerged in recent years, the 60-page report reveals new information about more than 100 covert experiments testing the reaction if the Russians ever released clouds of deadly germs over the country.
One chapter of the report, 'The Fluorescent Particle Trials', reveals how between 1955 and 1963 planes flew from north-east England to the tip of Cornwall along the south and west coasts, dropping huge amounts of zinc cadmium sulphide on the population. 
In another trial using zinc cadmium sulphide, a generator was towed along a road near Frome in Somerset where it spewed the chemical for an hour.
While the Government has insisted the chemical is safe, cadmium is recognised as a cause of lung cancer and during the Second World War was considered by the Allies as a chemical weapon.
In another chapter, 'Large Area Coverage Trials', the MoD describes how between 1961 and 1968 more than a million people along the south coast of England, from Torquay to the New Forest, were exposed to bacteria including e.coli and bacillus globigii , which mimics anthrax. These releases came from a military ship, the Icewhale, anchored off the Dorset coast, which sprayed the micro-organisms in a five to 10-mile radius.
The report also reveals details of the DICE trials in south Dorset between 1971 and 1975. These involved US and UK military scientists spraying into the air massive quantities of serratia marcescens bacteria, with an anthrax simulant and phenol.
Despite the MoD stating that these tests were safe with no risk to public health, some families in areas which bore the brunt of the secret tests are convinced the experiments have led to their children suffering birth defects, physical handicaps and learning difficulties.
When asked whether such tests are still being carried out, a MOD spokesman said: 'It is not our policy to discuss ongoing research' which you can make of as you will.
Chem-trails then, if it is later discovered they are doing something a bit evil to us without our knowledge, it wouldn't be the first time much of Britain was exposed to god-knows-what sprayed from on high in secret trials.

We're All Going On A Summer Holiday

In the UK during August the 'On Holiday' signs go up all over the country as we sail, fly and drive to all four corners of the globe before coming back in September to plan and count down to our Christmas get-away.
Last year over a billion people travelled to another country, generating £1.4 trillion for the tourist industry with the most people coming to Europe with 563 million tourists filling the continent with France the number one destination with 83 million international tourists followed by Spain and then Italy. The United Kingdom entertained 29 million, the sixth most popular destination in Europe.  
The second most popular destination was Asia and 248 million tourists with China taking top spot with 57 million tourists and then the Americas taking 168 million and United States with 66 million tourists turning up at their shores, two thirds more than the next most popular destination Mexico.
With 56 million people holidaying in Africa, Morocco top destination in that continent, and 52m in the Middle East with Saudi Arabia that regions top draw, that is a lot of people moving around.
As for me, i will be hanging my own sign on the blog for most of August but as i will try to make use of the delayed post feature so it isn't just sitting here growing weeds for three weeks if i can find a theme, i'm thinking a 'on this day in history' theme with a twist but will see if i can get enough juice out of it for three weeks.

Nothings Changed

Four days away and i come back to see Israel is still killing Palestinians with over 1000 dead now. Much like shooting fish in barrel, this lot have walled them in and then shoot and bomb them. There is a reason why Israel can count the number of friends it has on the finger of one hand and until it realises that just because they were mistreated so awfully 70 years ago, does not mean that it gives them a free pass to terrorise, kill, maim and oppress another group of people, they will still only have one friend and that friend isn't particularly well liked around the globe for it's foreign policy either.
Another group of detestable bankers are Lloyd's who was fined £218 million for criminal behaviour over Libor manipulation and then we have the Government announcing that the recession is over and we are back to where we were in pre-crash 2008.
Set aside that we are still 6 years behind, i am sure i don't remember quite so many empty shops, people queueing at food banks and people striking as they forfeit another pay rise but maybe that's my memory slipping.
So on reflection, Israel still being murderously evil, the banks still being conniving and shifty and the Government trying to bounce us into believing that their plans are working.
Nothing has changed at all then!

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Dear Students

To all those who have graduated this week, my heartfelt congratulations, well done, you made it. This is the start of an amazing, exciting, terrifying and thrilling journey for you. Take all the plaudits thrown your way as you achieved this with your hard work, dedication and commitment and you deserve all the praise showered upon you. Enjoy your day, revel in your success and then take a deep breath and prepare yourself for the world of work. If i can offer one tip it would be to remember that feeling of insecurity and nervousness on your first day in work and how you desperately scan the room looking for a friendly face to throw a wing around you and guide you for those first few scary weeks. Then in the future, when you see another new employee wearing that same worried and confused expression as you on that first day, remember how that felt and be the friendly face everyone is nervously hunting for.

To all, those leaving college to go to University, this is a big step but also one of the best steps of your life. Study hard but don't forget to enjoy what is an amazing experience meeting new people, undertaking new experiences and for many, the first time that you have lived away from your families. 
Yes it can appear daunting at first but that feeling will pass and your time at University will be one that you can look back on with pride and enjoyment. My only tip for you is with all the studying and lectures, don't forget the other side of University life, to have a great time.

To those leaving school to go to College, this is where it all starts. School is over and if you hated school or the students that you shared it with, this is nothing like that. It's new friends, a fresh start and the beginning of the rest of your life. Now is where you can choose whatever you want to be, the rest of your working life stretches out in front of you like a blank canvas just waiting for you to make your mark. College is where you are pointed in the right direction for something that you want to do in lessons that interest you with a classroom of students who share your interests or else they wouldn't be there. There are no more boring lessons that you spent the entire period staring out of a window in school. My tip for you would be this is where you make the mistakes so don't be afraid to mess up, we all did, and this is the best time to make the mistakes and have them put right.       
 
To those still in school, use the next six weeks to climb trees, go on holiday, drink slush puppies until you get brain freeze, fall off bicycles, eat Doritos until you are sick, stay up late to watch horror films, go swimming, dance at concerts, run through the park sprinklers and kick a football around until it's so dark that you can't see who you are kicking the ball to. Don't be in a rush to grow up and keep doing the things children do because all to quickly those days are gone and you are into the adult world and burping competitions and seeing how many crisps you can fit in your mouth at one time are frowned upon. Just enjoy the time you have when you can still eat ice cream with your hands without being shunned.

To all students, young and old, it is a cliche but as any adult will tell you, this really is the best time of your life, please don't waste it.