Thursday, August 26, 2010

Buenos Aeries ? No, Berlin

Can you remember the Argentinian banks in the 90's? They literally stole the money from their customers and refused to give it back ?.

Two years ago thanks to the greed of many investment bankers the world turned upside down as the trickery of such came to light. Savings were lost as were homes . Ordinary lives were ruined and chaos became the currency . In many cases banks were bailed out using tax payers money yet no bank manager lost their fat salary and all still receive bonuses . Why--I do not know . Now trouble is in Germany. courtesy of the Dresdner Bank and City Bank .Thus with interest and admiration watched these remarkable senior citizens [pictured above] who were demonstrating in front of the Dresdner bank at Theodor Heuss Platz .All have lost their hard earned savings . Sums such as 28, 000 euro and more . These are citizens who have worked , paid taxes , been responsible only to be robbed. City Bank have simply changed their name . The German government is not stepping in to help .A very bitter pill indeed after so much was handed to Greece by Frau Merkel .The guilty bankers are still earning big sums and perks . Herr Blessing [head of Dresdner bank ] and displayed by one demonstrator ,is indeed blessed. His salary,bonus and ability to walk free inspite of his banks failings give him cause to smile .

Note:- if as a citizen you carry your money on you as you travel , rather than use banks then you run the risk of having it removed by the law . If you use the banks you are likely to lose it to fat Orwellian pigs who live well off you. We all have to have banks as a fight against money laundering .Oh what a joke that is . Who I wonder are the biggest 'laundery ' owners of all ?

Thursday, August 19, 2010


Events occur which set us thinking and this week has been no exception !
Try and imagine if you can what an experience it would be to actually unzipper your skin [literally and metaphorically]and in so doing, realize the wow expressed , in the following famous words in that great song :- T'aint No Sin
I've a special love for the second verse .
'When it gets too hot for comfort
And you can't get an ice cream cone
T'ain't no sin to take off your skin
And dance around your bones'
Release and of course one could still wear boots . Now there's a thought .
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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Well Said Richard Dawkins

Once again the Islamic Community leaders of UK are 'in a fury'. Shame they can't get so heated about those of their persuasion who commit barbaric acts [worthy only of the middle ages] against women etc etc .
So what that Mr Dawkins has described the burka as a 'full bin liner thing' .. where is the problem with that ? Is it due to his being white , an atheist and with a mind of his own . As for Seyyed Ferjani of the Muslim Association of Britain , who makes the following statement :-
"It is a womans choice if she wears a burka , a nigab or not. Why does it matter to this man what a woman is wearing ? We should be encouraging respect and understanding for each other "

So Mr Ferjani - Why then does it matter to many Islamic men and clerics what a woman is NOT wearing . We are informed that many who wear this dress have been brought up to do so ,so as not to arouse males ! Failure to not abide by this dress code can result in a beating for those who dare . Woman's rights /freedom of choice then ? Respect ? Understanding ? Not likely .
Then what about western women expected to cover up whilst in Islamic lands .
Richard Dawkins is as entitled to his opinion as any follower of Islam is to theirs .
He hit the nail on the head in 2008 when he said :-
"It’s almost impossible to say anything against Islam in this country, because you are accused of being racist or Islamophobic."
My final word is to Mr Ferjani and the Politically Correct 'Uriah Heep ' figures of our government at home and in Europe .Read this

Monday, August 09, 2010

So Much For a Special Relationship .

'The US is to start charging UK travellers nearly £10 to apply for permission to enter the country'

So much for a 'special relationship' - If this doesn't wake the British government as to how the US view us , nothing will. To them we are like some mangy pet dog , ever willing to please . Blair and co put Britain on the list of 'most loathed 'by association and war mongering with Bush . Here we are to this day still doing dirty work in Afghanistan for America even though history books illustrate this is mission impossible .

It would be good to see Mr Cameron introduce a similar tariff for US visitors to GB not to mention a complete withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan. Both measures would make sound financial sense at the same time 'leaving our own house in order with school milk on the metaphorical door step. Britain has paid it's debt to America in many ways . The time has come to say enough .

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Rostock---Down To the Seas .

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Welome to Rostock,a port on the Ostsee ,very close to Denmark. Bike & train enable me to live my dream as John Masefield lived his in the poem :- 'I Must Go Down To The Seas' . To my joy ,many of the beautiful things he speaks of were to be seen and expreienced. Especially tall ships . Here's a short video put together from stills and a sound track added.
ps)There is a cycle route all the way from Berlin and once here ferries to Copenhagen, yet another dream. Camping en route, enjoying the air ,freedom and fitness.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

And It's A Fun Fun Time From July To August .

It's been a fascinating change over from July to August . Saturday in the park where massage and picnic was the order of the day . Sunday back to Mahlsdorf with another friend to join in the celebrations of this astonishing museum .[see last posting] It was sensational and the Germans , with their usual love of all things edible didn't disappoint - The grill was sensational and that platter you see in the collage cost only six euro ! It was delicious .Then there was cake etc etc .You also see two of us having fun in 'that room' which is astonishing to behold ....... Afterwards off to Biesdorf for ice cream . Wicked but wonderful and an antidote to wasp stings .But that's another story .[ best forgotten ]