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Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Labour has ruined British education, and the Tories have not rectified this monumental error!

My ideas on Education for Britain

A thought on our university education fees. But I'd like to talk about school education first.

Personally, I think that tax-payers should only have the responsibility of educating our children up to A Level - except in exceptional cases.

School

The idea of UKIP bringing back Grammar Schools is excellent. The old communist Soviet Union had a two track education where they gave priority to brighter children – so we should bring this up if the left get too excited.

Two other “new” methods should be terminated.

First of all I'd like to abolish entire exam papers being multiple choice. However, there is merit in having some multiple choice as it helps indicate where pupils have the knowledge but can't express it at their age.

The first half of the paper should be worth 75% and have normal questions. The last half would be only be worth 25%  and be multiple choice. Pupils could only pass if they had at least a modicum of ability to express themselves.

Saturday, 22 November 2014

A medium size charity where nobody gets a salary and everyone pays their own expenses.

I met a lovely lady by the name of Sue Dykes in London a few years ago. She had met her husband at university and married him and moved to South Africa.

Sue, my wife and I were chatting around a drink in a fashionable watering hole in Holborn and we learned that apart from bringing up two children, she worked for a charity in Johannesburg. What immediately interested me was that it is run by a score of ladies married to doctors, lawyers, bankers and, not only do they not take any salary from the charity, they do all the work themselves, so don't employ staff. In addition to this, they pay most of their expenses out of their own (or their husband's pockets). Here is a charity where all donations go direct to the “sharp end”! This intrigues me as it was at a time when I was researching all the huge salaries directors, of all the major British charities, were earning.

Many people think I am callous when I refuse to donate money to these huge conglomerates calling themselves charities. But I am not mean as I regularly send money to BHCC. I am perfectly happy to help people who cannot help themselves but am extremely uncomfortable paying for petrol to go into a director's Rolls Royce or Bentley.

Here's a little about the BHCC organisation:

BHCC stands for the “Baragwanath Hospital Comforts Committee”



Their opening statement on their website reads:
Patients at State hospitals and clinics in South Africa are typically destitute, malnourished, as well as being very sick or injured. Many are jobless, many are homeless, many have no loved-ones to provide the basic needs for them for a hospital stay or for a visit to the clinic.  
BHCC strives to provide for the needs of destitute inpatients and outpatients in the Greater Johannesburg area in the following ways.  
Hundreds of patients arrive daily at trauma facilities in Johannesburg hospitals. Thousands more are admitted for medical conditions and procedures. The State provides very cheap, or free, medical care. What it can't provide is more than the basic bed and treatment.  
Their opening statement on their website reads:Many, involved in serious accident, assaults or abuse, have their clothes cut off so doctors can clean them up and, in may cases, operate. BHCC can then supply them with replacement shoes and clothes collected from kind donors. 
Public hospitals are always working on the breadline and can only supply medicines and treatments, not the basic necessities. BHCC then move in with toothpaste and brushes, flannels, deodorants, and sometimes even towels. With over a hundred babies delivered daily with the mothers discharged between four and twelve hours, they often need baby goods and clothes which BHCC supply for the more needy ones. BHCC are often called upon to deliver occupational therapy aids, recovery aids, educational games and activities. 
We, in Britain, complain about waiting two or three hours for being processed through. Patients in the Baragwanath Hospital may have to leave home at dawn and by the time they are dealt with, it is well into the night. That is a long wait, especially as you can't leave your place in the queue for fear of losing it. BHCC come to the rescue here by supplying packed meals to ensure a full stomach so they can be fed before taking their medicines.

Friday, 21 November 2014

Text messaging by the elderly will have you in convulsions!

An elderly couple had just learned how to send text messages on their new cell phones.

The wife was a romantic and the husband was more of a no-nonsense guy.

One afternoon while shopping the wife decided to send her husband a romantic text message and she wrote:
"If you are sleeping, send me your dreams. If you are laughing, send me your smile. If you are eating, send me a bite. If you are drinking, send me a sip. If you are crying, send me your tears. I love you."
The husband texted back to her:
"I'm on the toilet. Please advise!
Ampers

Monday, 10 November 2014

How to make your home totally secure and your wife and children 100% safe for about £20

This came in from a friend in Yorkshire, all you need to do is to buy five flags!
I was fed up with being burgled every other day in my neighbourhood. So, I tore out my alarm system & de-registered from our local Neighbourhood Watch. 
I've planted a Pakistani flag in each corner of my front garden and a large Flag of ISIS in its centre.
Now, the Yorkshire police, the National Security Bureau, Scotland Yard, MI-5, MI-6, the CIA and every other intelligence service in Europe are all watching my house 24x7x365. 
My children are followed to school every day and my wife too, when she goes shopping. I'm followed to and from work every day.  So no one bothers me at all. 
I've never felt safer. 
All Thanks to Allah
Ampers.

Saturday, 8 November 2014

One song which always reminds me of England

I can't imagine any Englishman who loves this song ever voting for any party that doesn't have the best interests of our islands at heart. YouTube removed my first choice but this is even better for those who remember the spits.


Ampers.

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Young girls like this give me faith of Africa.

In a passionate talk the entrepreneur and TED Fellow, Fred Swaniker, looks at different generations of African leaders and imagines how to develop the leadership of the future. Here is just one of the examples he gave.
Laetitia.Laetitia's a young woman from Kenya who at the age of 13 had to drop out of school because her family couldn't afford to pay fees for her.  
So she started her own business rearing rabbits, which happen to be a delicacy in this part of Kenya that she's from. This business did so well that within a year, she was employing 15 women and was able to generate enough income that she was able to send herself to school, and through these women fund another 65 children to go to school.  
The profits that she generated, she used that to build a school, and today she educates 400 children in her community. And she's just turned 18.
If a young, barely a teenage girl, can do that, the sky is the limit for others to turn Africa into a thriving continent

Watch for yourself, it's well worth it.

Ampers

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Religion – a terrible thing or a blessing but is atheism the answer?

As I grew up, I was brought up in an Afrikaans boarding School and we lived in the Afrikaans capital in the Cape Province (as it was in those days). So I was brought up as a God Fearing protestant in the “Dutch Religion – a terrible thing or a blessing?

I first started to question religion at the age of ten when our lovely black maid, who looked after me in the school holidays, wasn't allowed to enter the church to pray because of her colour.

When I came to England at 15, I studied the various types of religion and they all seemed to have one thing in common. They ruled their flock by fear and seemed to revel in wars. I came to the conclusion that I'd have no truck with that sort of God so I became an atheist.

As I grew older, I realised that there must be a power which rules the earth. Nature, for example, has so much order in it. It protects the species, it culls a specie if it overpopulates, and even tries to cull man by disease, wars and famine.

I then heard of Deism, and to me, this began to make sense. The Deism website states:

Friday, 24 October 2014

Have the socialists got their priorities right?

The number of underaged girls groomed and used for sex in Rotherham under the eyes of the Socialist Council there is roughly one thousand four hundred of these poor little girls.

The council and the police did nothing as the perpetrators were Muslim and they did nothing because of political correctness.

The socialists have been very quiet about this, as they have about Harriet Harman's connections to a paedophilia organisation which, in the past, she is alleged to approve of.

But they were not quiet about a humorous song put out by former Radio 1 disk jockey and UKIP member Mike Reid. This was sung with a fake Jamaican accent as how else do you sing a calypso? With a Yorkshire accent???

UKIP were immediately accused of being politically incorrect and of being racist.

So, according to labour, it is permissible in modern England to rape 1,400 underaged girls, but not to sing a calypso in a Jamaican accent.

Some people on Twitter have called these socialists ignorant. However, those who have are probably unaware of just how ignorant these socialists really are.

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Why immigrants should vote for the UK Independence Party (UKIP)

This blog may appear a little selfish but when you consider the facts you'll discover it is just common sense.

Let's take this in stages. First of all you are here and no doubt are wondering whether UKIP might repatriate you should they get into power. Apart from the fact they would be flying against the United Nations charter, they are not wicked people. They don't hate you. It is not your fault you have been allowed in. The more intelligent (the leadership and many ordinary members) hate the successive governments who have allowed this to happen. We do not hate our newcomers.

If you came here legally, you are entitled to make Britain your homIf you came here legally, you are entitled to make Britain your home.e. We will deal later with the politicians who have allowed this tiny island to be swamped with millions of people.

Those, however, who have cheated and are here illegally, will be sent back. There is nothing in the UN Charter to forbid this, and dishonesty should be treated firmly.

OK, you are now settled in Britain. Either a Tory Government or a Labour Government let you in. Why shouldn't you vote for the one who did, rather than UKIP?

Friday, 17 October 2014

National Health Service Waste

What would be wrong with the following?

Sack all the many tiers of NHS managers who do not actually work in hospitals, clinics or surgeries.

Directly under the Ministry of Health, have a small team with computers setting out, and paying money directly to hospitals, clinics or surgeries.

For working out the figures to pay these people, it should be strictly £x per doctor and £y per nurse. However, it should be high enough to also pay towards the buildings, ancillary staff, local management and all running costs. Therefore this team need not comprise more than a manager and five staff.

Monday, 13 October 2014

A most exciting political manifesto

The following statements represent highlights of UKIP's policy announcements as made at the Doncaster Conference. More detailed announcements will be made in the run up to the 2015 General Election.

What a UKIP Government will do


Protecting jobs and increasing prosperity

- We would review all legislation and regulations from the EU (3,600 new laws since 2010) and remove those which hamper British prosperity and competitiveness.

– We would negotiate a bespoke trade agreement with the EU to enable our businesses to continue trading to mutual advantage.

– UKIP would not seek to remain in the European Free Trade Area (EFTA) or European Economic Area (EEA) while those treaties maintain a principle of free movement of labour, which prevents the UK managing its own borders.

– We would reoccupy the UK’s vacant seat at the World Trade Organisation, ensuring that we continue to enjoy ‘most favoured nation’ status in trade with the EU, as is required under WTO rules.

Repairing the UK Economy 

Thursday, 9 October 2014

The Problem with Britain's political arena

One of the major problems is the EU. Not just because of open borders which is enabling the spread of Ebola into the EU, but because of the structure which makes over 75% of our laws. As every reader no doubt knows, the Liberal Democrats love being in the EU, but even their leader has admitted that over half our laws are made in the EU. This is the only way he could tone the amount down without actually lying. The figure is nearer 75%.

The problem also with the EU making our laws is, that MPs have 75% less work to do in the law making sector and have little better to do that working out more and more elaborate fiddles to steal from the hard working tax payer. And, we have seen from the Telegraph in the past, they are extremely proficient at that.

The Labour Party is supposed to be for the ordinary man, but more and more the elite clique of Labour MPs who, in the main, are extremely rich people, cannot understand the average voter.

The only thing that can save the UK is jobs in the private sector. More and more jobs are needed. Jobs in the public sector are paid with money obtained in taxes from workers in the private sector.

I often hear people claiming that people in the public sector also pay taxes. But do they? Yes, it's called tax but they are merely returning some of the private sector taxes back to the government.

Saturday, 4 October 2014

The Brits are bleddy marvelous - this is unbelievable.

Here is a recent body of a press release.

Come back Heath Robinson, we're 21st Century now. Follow the links to see just how "Heath Robinson" we are.
A British team, sponsored by the fastest database in the world, EXASOL, is taking a 3D printed rocket to space – the first time anything like this has been attempted. 
It will be launching later this year from the home of Virgin Galactic, Spaceport America. Their mission is to launch the space plane into the stratosphere at three times the cruising altitude of a transatlantic jet.

We invite you to meet the British team behind this audacious mission, in London on 10th October, and offer you the opportunity to see the rocket first-hand before it goes into space.

Do let us know if you’re interested in attending or in setting up other interviews. The mission has been ongoing for many years and will be a breakthrough in the amateur space race. 
You can find more images here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/registerparis/
I'll let you know more later.

Ampers


Saturday, 30 August 2014

Fear is a useful weapon to subject the meek and the less intelligent.

For example, take religion. Priests, Imams and Rabbis find fear a useful weapon in their armoury to keep their flock “on message”.

Examples include: You won't go to heaven, you will burn in hell, you won't qualify for your seventy-two virgins.
(Mind you, if you add up the hundreds of thousands of Muslims killed in the last 50 years and multiply that by 72, that's an awful lot of virgins. But I digress.)
Take politics. Labour telling their people, “Don't let the Tories in” and the Tories telling their voters “If you vote UKIP you'll get Labour”. And, Clegg telling his voters, “If you don't vote for me I'll cry!" Then, Nigel telling us, ”Vote for the others and you'll get a United States of Europe and no England”!

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Selling your Android mobile? Are you living dangerously?

Naturally, before you part with your mobile, you'll go into Settings/System/BackupAndReset to reset your phone so that it has had all the information, apps and passwords deleted.

However, if the new owner has hacking software, he can get all this sensitive information back from your phone, as easy as reciting “That stupid idiot” three times.

But there is a way to foil the hacker, safeguard your sensitive information and passwords, and feel safe.

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Just got your 'A' levels, here's some timely advice by an old geezer!

Just got your “A” levels? Did well? Now is the time to draw up your “Lifetime” goal.

Here's what to do. [Section One]

1. First of all choose the age you want to retire.

2. Second, draw up a list, leaving six lines between, working from the age you want to retire, backwards, in five year intervals.

3. In the lhe last five years or part, list in one year segments.

Now comes the hard part.  [Section Two]

1. Decide what material assets and wealth you want when you retire. For example, a large house, a new car, maybe a yacht, and a holiday home in Gaza?

2. Then plan what you need for each five year stage to keep you on the ladder to successfully reach your goal.

3. Now fill in the one year steps to see how you can achieve your first “five year goal”.

Now the most important part. [Section Three]

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Melanie Phillips talk entitled "Islam in Europe".

This video is from a recent talk by Melanie Phillips, the "Fleet Street" journalist. In addition, Ms Phillips has a blog which you can view here.

Ms Phillips gave a talk entitled "Islam in Europe" and I reproduce the video below.


Ampers.

Monday, 11 August 2014

Proposed changes to the salary structure of Members of Parliament in the UK

Members of Parliament proposed changes to salary.

Some say MPs earn too much, others say too little. Perhaps it is a little of both.

I have an idea of a simple salary structure which might appeal to both sides of the divide.

First term of five years.

We presently pay a salary oFurther termsf £67,060 for a backbencher at the present. I propose we raise this to £100,000 but no longer pay for second homes, subsidised meal and food purchases.

But to get high flyers I also propose the following.

If a future MP has been earning at least £150,000 a year for at least twelve consecutive months in commerce, we pay him £150,000 a year during his first term.

I also want to do something about weeding out those who don't make the step onto the ministerial ladder. And there are many in parliament who have served three or more terms who haven't made it.

Further terms

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Ampers' Humour: The £50 note

The £50 note!

In Parliament recently, a Tory MP related the following account in praise of the Prime Minister


"There was a father who gave £50 to each of his three sons and told them to buy something that would completely fill up a room.

The first son bought a load of hay for £50 -  but couldn't fill the room completely.

The second son bought a load of raw cotton for £50 – he also couldn't fill the room completely.

The third son was wise and bought a candle for 10p – he lit it and the room was completely filled with light."

The proud MP declared: "Our Prime Minister, David Cameron is like the third son. From the day he has taken charge of his office, our country has been filled with the bright light of prosperity!"

After the applause from the Tory bench died down, Nigel Farage's voice from the public gallery asked:

"So, where is the remaining  £49.90?



The whole country is asking this same question!!

Friday, 8 August 2014

Ampers Humour - be careful of your diet when you retire.

A Twitter colleague, @Battsby kindly allowed me to post this in full, the story was first published on his website today.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Ampers

PS Don't read further if you don't know what colour "Cheesy Wotsits" are.

Friday, 8 August 2014
A Change of Pace

Norman worked at the chemical plant for all his life, from the age of fifteen until he retired, earlier this year upon unexpectedly reaching the grand old milestone of sixty-five. Fifty years of breathing in noxious fumes, half a century of wading through deadly, impossibly-named solvents and still he clung on, determined to see his dotage through in peace and tranquillity, unlike the dozens who had fallen beside him over the years.

He had seen many an accident in his time, even after the intrusive attentions of the Health and Safety Executive; people succumbing to respiratory difficulties, a number of alarming, unexplained rashes which developed into hitherto unrecorded episodes of dermic trauma and a higher than normal incidence of premature hair loss and liver spots. At the plant they still spoke in hushed whispers about the time that Dave – nobody remembered his last name – drowned in the acid bath and all that was recovered was a single white wellie.

But Norman had outlived them all, so it was with some concern that a few months into his salad days he found himself seeking medical attention. The doctor was perplexed and more than a little cautious as he surveyed the gruesome spectacle of Norman’s bright orange wedding tackle. He’d never seen the like and after a cautious examination from behind the prophylactics of face mask, apron and latex gloves he was close to admitting defeat. Nervously backing away from Norman’s incandescent knackers he began his research.