Fox Hunting David Cameron

David Cameron is saying he will introduce a bill to legalize fox hunting in the UK.

Why is it people actually want to kill foxes after chasing them round fields with a pack of dogs.  I just don’t understand it.

If I decided to go round ripping animals apart one day, I would seriously have to consider what brought about this change in my state of mind.  I mean – lets say – one day I woke up and thought “hey – I must go round and tear everyones dog apart and call it a sport”.  I would be put in prison for this – surely.

So what is it about people wanting to kill foxes – is it because they are wild?  Do they harm people?  I know dogs do – infact quite often I read in the news of children being attacked by pet dogs, sometimes the kids even die, and yet we don’t allow people to go round and rip dogs apart do we?  The poor foxes die a terrible agonizing death all in the name of sport and sometimes in the name of what?  Conservation?

I wonder if Cameron will legalize the trapping of pet dogs for messing up the streets?  When I stand in dog dirt I know for a fact it isn’t pleasant and then when its on the carpets in my house its even worse.  So what did the fox do which is worse than the dog?

If it comes down to allowing people to excersize their right to “hunt” – then thats just not good enough and it is high time we got shut of this barbaric and sadistic sport once and for all.  People will get over it – and eventually it will be looked upon by the population as the disgusting activity it is, and hopefully people will realise how wrong they were to agree to allow it to continue.

Having said that – I have my doubts – knowing what I know about the human race.

Vaping and Black Jack from Simply E Liquid.

I like to vape – used to be a heavy smoker and a combination of vaping and those little plastic cigs with the nicotine cartridges in them has stopped me for (at the time of writing) around 9 years now.

So whilst I still need a fix constantly and I crave the evil nicotine, for me, vaping seems the safer option.

When you get into the vape scene online you have to choose from a plethora of websites selling “the best” available products – naturally they all claim wonderful things about their gear – and to be fair – a lot of whats available to the ex-smoker is fantastic in terms of idea and design and also in quality.

But here is my niggle – theres always something going wrong in life isn’t there.  Everything seems to be a fight doesn’t it?  Ever get that feeling yourself?

So here we go – purchased from Simply E Liquid – a website which sells various vape gear including different flavours of liquid – one of which I particularly like called “Black Jack”.  Price is good, delivery is good – and when they turn up one of the bottles has no pointy cap on it – so what good is this?

Yet another frustrating, annoying pathetic problem to have to put up with and sort out.  See the bottles below.

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What use is that one on the left?  I despair – why is it that so much of what I buy is faulty these days?  Did I contact them?  No – I really can’t be bothered – whats that well known phrase “if you want something doing right – do it yourself”.  So I will fix the problem by fiddling round trying to remove the top part of the e liquid bottle on the right once its empty and then pressing it into the other one.  I just hope that when I squeeze the fixed bottle that the top doesnt come off and leak all over the show.

Solar Eclipse March 15th 2015.

Well it shocks me to see so much garbage posted about this solar event as though it heralds new beginnings, fresh starts and worse still – good fortune and success.

Its a shadow caused by a ball of rock passing between the Sun (our local fusion reactor) and Earth (our little speck of dust in the cosmos).

As it passes between us and the Sun, it casts a shadow on the surface of the Earth – you know a shadow – a bit like when you were a kid and you made stupid rabbit shadows on the wall by sticking two fingers up.   Well the Moon is your hand and two fingers, Earth is the wall – get it?

Each time you throw a shadow down by passing in-front of a light, you don’t go thinking you’re about to win the lottery – you ain’t – and you know it, and more so, even if you were going to win, deep down you wouldn’t think it was because of your shadow (or would you?)

Sorry folks – the Eclipse is pretty, and indeed scientifically revealing and even (some may say) awe inspiring, however it is NOT MAGIC so don’t go placing your bets and hoping for the big one to drop in, it isn’t going to happen and don’t forget that as well as you, millions of others can see it aswell and we can’t all get lucky now can we?

Get real and enjoy it for what it is – an eclipse on March 15th 2015 – and if you are from the UK, say Sheffield, Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, London, Leeds, Coventry or wherever – tough – its probably going to be cloudy anyway.  Not only that but you’re not far enough North so it wont even be a total eclipse for you even if it were visible.

Ok Smokey Website Shows an Error.

Todays tech fail is another typical internet dross event.  Lets take a look at the process.

The shopping cart at ok smokey collects all your data and allows you to choose your cash card type – visa in this instance.

Then, you enter your card details into the ok smokey screens and press continue or whatever else the button says.  Up pops the further security check – Verified By Visa – which is something I have never liked, being a web publisher.   So I enter my sacred 3 digits from my password and click carry on – or whatever else it says and here we go.

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What an absolute load of garbage.  Yet another tech fail to have to put up with in my miserable life.  So I have to phone through the order which completely defeats the object of the internet shopping facility in the first place.

I don’t know who’s fault this was – I really don’t care either – but yet again when I see such rubbish I think “Here we go again” YAWNNNN

VIRGIN MEDIA REF 9001 TECH FAIL.

Here it is – todays tech fail – not entirely certain where this problem is but I have an idea.  I really can’t be bothered talking to them about this.  But I see it a lot and thought i’d take a photograph for everyone to see.

This one came on whilst attempting to watch a Horizon program on iPlayer (BBC) during the night – it was still like this the next morning at 9.30 despite re-booting.

Yawn – yet another tech fail – Virgin Media or iPlayer – whatever or whoever – just more garbage to put up with.

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Amazon TECH FAIL.

Typical – kids desperate to get their xbox live gold membership up and running – crashing round the house, need to play and yup – you guessed it – a classic amazon tech failure.

Heres the screen.

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What next – well I will be posting a whole host of stupid tech fails which basically strip me of my time, thus my life and not least of all my patience.

I am SICK OF IT.

Hoarding Junk.

I know people who hoard junk.  I mean not just things of sentimental value which one may find difficult to throw away – I mean proper utter and total trash.

For example – over Christmas my other half purchased a poinsettia plant.  Not sure if I have spelled that correctly – but its the one with the red and green leaves which adorns peoples dining tables all over the western world and beyond during the christmas season.

As with lots of other plants in our house – this did not get looked after and quickly died (I refuse to water plants which the other half buys – I didn’t want them so why should I put up with having to water them – I have enough on my plate with looking after the kids never mind worrying about whether a plant has enough water).

Now then – heres the point – it is now February the 10th, so about 4 or 5 weeks since the plant became nothing more than a few sticks poking up from a dried up pot full of soil – and it’s still sitting on the table in the hallway.  You see – the other half looks at this junk and says “well that plastic plant pot could come in use”, whereas I would say “stick that lot in the bin – its junk – stop hoarding”.

There now materializes a period of time whereby the (what is essentially waste) pot will sit there waiting to be “dealt with” – as “dealing with it” in a hoarders fashion requires more work and planning than dealing with it in a normal fashion – IE sticking it in the bin takes 30 seconds – whereas emptying the pot, cleaning the pot, placing the pot somewhere (having spent 5 mins deciding where) takes longer – and therefore becomes a chore.  Chores have to wait until there is time to complete them, and so it doesn’t get done.

I personally feel that this is a mental illness – to expand – we have a garage full of broken plastic pots which should have been thrown out long ago.  But oh no – they may come in use (err no).

The problem is – now multiply this over a home and a variety of items – and you will quickly see that before long the house is full of junk – a pigsty is more appropriate a name for it – and the marriage breaks down.  Its inevitable.

Tact.

You know – some people just lack “Tact”.

In my view, tact is not something which you display because you have an opinion which some may find offensive, after all – we are all entitled to an opinion, no, tact runs deeper than this.

Tact is used where there is no opinion, only fact, lets take an example.

John has a car, his car is slower than Mikes, but John is proud of his car nonetheless.  The fact is that Mikes car not only goes faster, but is actually far younger and has many thousands less miles on it.  Overall – in the vast majority of cases – people will think that Mikes is a better car than Johns.  Lets say that out of every 1  Million people who expressed a preference between the two cars – Nine Hundred and Ninety Nine Thousand, Nine Hundred and Ninety Nine would prefer Mikes.

Whilst this example gives a tiny bit of room for “opinion”, you can see that it is very nearly a given that Mike has the better car.  We can remove the opinion aspect by looking in more detail at the factors which give rise to the opinion, IE the fact that Johns car has a big hole in the floor and the roof leaks – Mikes does not.  This contributes enormously to the decision making process – an not only this, but Johns car is missing a wheel, so at the moment it doesn’t drive.

Its pretty much now given which is the best car.

John is still proud of his car – it would therefore be tactless to say to him “your car is a heap – Mikes is far better”.  He probably already knows this – but he would genuinely feel upset if someone pointed it out – HE DOESN’T NEED TELLING.

Tact in this case is simply saying nothing.  We all know the score, and unless you really did not like John, then there is nothing to gain by telling him what he already knows.

Some people don’t get it.  They are too thick to get it.  Are you a “thicko?”

Next time you open your mouth – think carefully – because the silent reaction you get in response, or the change in subject you notice from your “target” – may mean that you just created a whole lot of problems for your loudmouthed self – which are on their way round to bite you.

Whats Wrong with People?

I do a fair amount of driving – mainly short trips of about 10 mins – but a lot of them.  Driving along one morning minding my own business I notice that on the other side of the road there are parked cars half on and half off the pavement and they are nose to boot all the way along for around a quarter of a mile – you get the picture.

As I approach the end of the line of parked cars on the other side of the road, I exercise caution, half expecting an idiot to pull out onto my side of the road as they avoid the parked cars.

Good job I did – because lo and behold some prat pulls out and we end up nose to nose on my side of the road.

Now – i’m not annoyed by this – she probably didn’t see me and these things happen.  I start to maneuver my car so that I create some room for her to pass me.  Next thing – she is mouthing abuse at me through her window as though I have done something wrong.

This is what is wrong with the human race – there is no logic anymore and certainly no acceptance that  (in this case) she was at fault if anyone was, and there I was trying to help her pass!!

People like this apply their stupidity in all different areas of their daily lives, so whilst you may think that the story as an example is no big deal – wait until you come up against a person with this mentality when the issue is of a more serious nature.

School Car Parks

So just what is it about school car parking in the UK?  Many schools simply don’t provide enough parking for parents wanting to drop their kids off in the morning and collect them in the evening.  Traffic is already bad enough that I had to get myself one of these cams from www.dashcamdirect.co.uk to video the poor standard of road driving.

Can’t the UK government even provide car parking facilities to keep its kids safe from stupid drivers clamouring to get in on time?  Is the UK really so broke?  Erm – YES.

Perhaps the most annoying thing is that parents actually get annoyed with each other when in actual fact they are all in the same boat together – let down by the schools and the government.   In one example, the teachers car park was reclaimed for building extensions so the teachers took over the car park used by the parents in the morning.  This is a disgrace, they get there early and leave the parents dropping kids off at 8:45 nowhere to go – instead they could easily use a car park down the road – but they don’t.  Parents are left to fight it out for dropping off space and picking up space twice daily whilst the teachers just park their selfish back sides in the car park and essentially give the parents two fingers.

The way many people drive these days I feel it is only a matter of time before a child is seriously hurt or even worse as a DIRECT RESULT OF TEACHER SELFISHNESS.

The UK – killing itself slowly from the inside.