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Wednesday, 23 April 2014

My brother-in-law built this - a jet plane at 1/6th scale !!!

My brother-in-law, Richard Johnson, has been flying model planes for years. He has a huge workshop in his back garden where he disappears for hours at a time.



His most ambitious undertaking to date was this massive model!



The Plane, a D H Venom, is massive, at 1/6th scale. After nearly three years of research, planning, building and testing, the maiden flight of the venom took place at Dalton Barracks, Abingdon Airfield, on Friday 11th of April, 2014.

The flight was successful, but a few modifications will be made before its next flight.



Ampers.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

How the British Public are going to be stitched up by Cameron, Clegg and Miliband.


Dear Reader

I have produced this booklet to try to ensure that the British people and Northern Irish people do not -  yet again - have the wool pulled over their eyes by the British establishment.

All the evidence - including regular opinion polls - suggests that over half of us want to leave the European Union. Even more of us want a referendum to give us the chance to have our say. But the British and EU elites do not share that view.

As co-president of a political group in the European Parliament, Europe of Freedom and Democracy (EFD), I know how they operate. They only want referenda which produce the ‘right’ result - the outcome that suits them. So, faced with what for them is a real dilemma, I believe they are going to try to pull off an old trick.

In 1975, the British people were led to believe that they were voting to stay part of a “Common Market” or free trade area. They were not. They were voting to remain in a customs union - what the Germans call a ‘zollverein’. In the nineteenth century the establishment of the Zollverein was the first step to German unification which in turn led to two world wars.

In the same way, the “Common Market” - always an unofficial name - was very simply a step towards a far larger and, to me, more sinister goal: European economic and political union, the creation of
a United States of Europe. The British people were not getting - and have never got - what we were led to believe we were voting for.

I already have evidence that the political class, covertly backed by its EU counterparts, are trying to mislead us again. There are calls that a straight ‘in or out’ / ‘yes or no’ question should be replaced by a complex question which appears to offer a third way: continuing as part of the Single Market without full political union. In short, a recycled version of what we thought we were getting in 1975.
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But just like then, there is no third way. This booklet explains why it - and any apparent renegotiation of terms whilst we are still a member - is, and can only be, a mirage, designed to mislead.

It tells you how and why the way the European Union is constructed literally makes such an arrangement impossible. It sets out the fact that we remain committed by Treaty to make progress towards an ever closer union whose currency is the Euro.

It explains how the British establishment are taking the steps to try to cheat you once again. I believe that you the public - the people who really matter - are entitled to be told the truth.

Yours sincerely

Nigel Farage

Read the entire document here (long)

A political résumé of the Times journalists behind the dishonest articles on Nigel Farage

Who are the Times journalists trying so desperately to undermine UKIP?

Who are the Times journalists behind the constant attacks on Nigel Farage and UKIP? Perhaps it will not surprise you to know that most have family or personal connections to the Conservative Party and that the majority are from immensely privileged backgrounds that have enabled them to prosper as part of the “chumocracy” run by David Cameron. Here is our rundown of the main players:

Baron Daniel Finkelstein: Privately educated former senior official at Conservative Central Office. A key columnist on the paper known for his particular closeness to Chancellor George Osborne. Recently made a Lord by Osborne and Cameron. He has in the past been embarrassed by claims that he has written speeches for Osborne while simultaneously working as Times chief leader writer.

According to the Spectator in September 2013, “what Danny writes today George thinks tomorrow”. He was once overheard on a train boasting to his mother on his mobile about writing Osborne’s conference speech. George Osborne also admitted at the Leveson inquiry that the journalist helped him with "one-liners" for his speeches and once reportedly remarked that he spoke to Mr Finkelstein more often than he did to his wife. Furthermore, Danny Finkelstein was named by David Cameron as one of the six journalists whom he sees “so frequently” that he could not be expected to list the meetings, on account of their sheer volume.

Matthew Parris: Privately educated former Conservative MP whose partner Julian Glover worked as a speechwriter for Cameron and now works as an adviser to Conservative Cabinet minister Patrick McCloughlin, who is coincidentally the MP who took over the seat of Mr Parris when he stood down from Parliament. Parris makes frequent and virulent attacks on UKIP for example in June 2013 he wrote an article for the Spectator article entitled “Why UKIP is a party of extremists” and another for The Times in October 18 2013 called “England loves winners, so UKIP must lose”.

Friday, 4 April 2014

How much is the ideal amount you should walk each day, The answer might surprise you!

I was sent this in a spam email but as it was interesting I have removed all the links and print the text below for your interest.
Benefits of Walking
The human body is made to walk!
Walking 30 minutes a day cuts the rate of people becoming diabetic by more than half and it cuts the risk of people over 60 becoming diabetic by almost 70 percent. 
Walking cuts the risk of stroke by more than 25 percent.   
Walking reduces hypertension. The body has over 100,000 miles of blood vessels. Those blood vessels are more supple and healthier when we walk.

Walking cuts the risk of cancer as well as diabetes and stroke. 
Women who walk have a 20 percent lower likelihood of getting breast cancer and a 31 percent lower risk of getting colon cancer. 
Women with breast cancer who walk regularly can reduce their recurrence rate and their mortality rate by over 50 percent.   

Monday, 24 March 2014

A birthday party at the Union Jack Club in Waterloo

My wife has been rather unwell with “High Anxiety Syndrome” over the last two years. Her birthday is in March and last year she was seventy, and wasn't up for the usual seventy year celebrations, so this year we decided to pretend she was 70 and hold a party of some of our oldest friends at the Union Jack Club.

To ensure my twenty friends lost their “cost” inhibitions, I told them to do their best to get my bill over a thousand pounds. They failed. The restaurant bill came to £551.70 and our bar tab came to £139.70. But they did try, honest! But I'll hasten to add, everything at the club is exceedingly good value for money so I had set them a difficult task.

Sunday, 9 March 2014

What are your views on Geocaching?

I have flirted with the idea of joining the tens of thousands of people who indulge in the pursuit of geocaching.

Wikipedia have full details of the sport (or hobby) here. and part of their page states:
For the traditional geocache, a geocacher will place a waterproof container containing a log book (with pen or pencil) and trade items then record the cache's coordinates. These coordinates, along with other details of the location, are posted on a listing site (see list of some sites below). Other geocachers obtain the coordinates from that listing site and seek out the cache using their GPS handheld receivers. The finding geocachers record their exploits in the logbook and online, but then must return the cache to the same coordinates so that other geocachers may find it. Geocachers are free to take objects (except the logbook, pencil, or stamp) from the cache in exchange for leaving something of similar or higher value.

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Humour: Do you know this woman?

Here's an old chestnut but still has me laughing hysterically. Hope you enjoy!


While taxiing at London’s Gatwick Airport, the crew of a US Air flight departing for Ft. Lauderdale made a wrong turn and came nose to nose with a United 727.

An irate female ground controller lashed out at the US Air crew, screaming:  “US Air 2771, where the hell are you going? I told you to turn right onto Charlie taxiway! You turned right on Delta!

Stop right there. I know it’s difficult for you to tell the difference between C and D, but get it right!”

Continuing her rage to the embarrassed crew, she was now shouting hysterically: “God! Now you’ve screwed everything up! It’ll take forever to sort this out!

"You stay right there and don’t move till I tell you to! You can expect progressive taxi instructions in about half an hour, and I want you to go exactly where I tell you, when I tell you, and how I tell you!

"You got that, US Air 2771?”

“Yes, ma’am,” the humbled crew responded.

Naturally, the ground control communications frequency fell terribly silent
after the verbal bashing of US Air 2771. Nobody wanted to chance engaging the irate ground controller in her current state of mind. Tension in every cockpit out around Gatwick was definitely running high.

Just then an unknown pilot broke the silence and keyed his microphone, asking: “Was I married to you once???”

Ampers

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

There are lies, damned lies and EU Lies

One of our excellent speakers, William Dartmouth, speech at their UKIPSpring Conference, telling us how the insidious lies are spreading about what might happen if we leave the EU. Lies, no doubt, put about by Nick Clegg and his band of sad men.


Ampers

Sunday, 16 February 2014

The fable of the porcupine - Lessons in life # 142

I never knew porcupines were so cute as babies. A good story with a great message.

Have you ever seen a baby porcupine?


Fable of the Porcupine  

It was the coldest winter ever.

Many animals died because of the cold.

The porcupines, realizing the situation, decided to group together to keep warm. This way they covered and protected themselves; but the quills of each one wounded their closest companions.

After awhile, they decided to distance themselves one from the other and they began to die, alone and frozen. So they had to make a choice: either accept the quills of their  companions or disappear from the Earth.

Wisely, they decided to go back to being together. They learned to live with the little wounds caused by the close relationship with their companions in order to receive the heat that came from the others.

This way they were able to survive.

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Tax-Payers, You'll be so happy to learn of this

Where do all our taxes go?

UK 'helps dictators buy Paris homes'

African leaders accused of stealing millions in aid

By Peter Allen of the Daily Mail on 29 July 2011
Link to original article which also contains photograph and a piece on Zimbabwe.

* Denis Sassou Nguesso of the Congo owns 16 of the most luxurious houses and flats in Paris

British taxpayers are funding the multi-million-pound Paris property portfolios of a African dictators, it has been claimed.

Scores of luxury houses and flats in the French capital are now owned by men who regularly receive vast charitable hand-outs.

It emerged yesterday that Denis Sassou Nguesso, president of the Republic of Congo, owns 16 of the most luxurious houses and flats in the French capital.

Nguesso is one of a number of African politicians said to have built vast overseas property empires using public funds – including the proceeds of foreign aid – from their countries’ treasuries.

Ali Bongo, president of Gabon, owns at least 39 properties in Paris, while the portfolio of Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, president of Equatorial Guinea, includes an entire six-storey period building on the prestigious Avenue Foch, alone worth £15 million.

The details are contained in a report compiled by the anti-corruption groups Transparency International and Sherpa, and handed over to Paris prosecutors.

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

On the terrible actions, unreported in the news, of LibLabCon

The Press, UKIP and Nigel Farage

This is a small extraction of a great article in the Daily Telegraph - follow this link for the full article.

... We have been pretty hard done by in the last two weeks, but the slip-ups of junior party members have been very benign when compared to those of the three old parties.

Just look at the Liberal Democrats, where a series of allegations of sexual assaults on women by Michael Hancock and Christopher Rennard have rocked their leaders.

The super-sanctimonious Lib Dems even had Chris Davies, an MEP, belittling pinching women’s bottoms. Last summer John Larsen, a Lib Dem councillor, and former Mayor of Denbigh, was convicted for planting 14 bombs in his home town. Have you ever heard his name? I bet not.

Sunday, 26 January 2014

How to improve our unemployment by helping small companies hire more and faster.

Here's my take on the matter

First of all, we need to get out of the EU for many reasons, but this blog is about business so I will restrict myself to this subject. As a caveat, everything below is on the assumption we have left the EU but are still a nation within Europe.

First of all, we must look at business and the EU. 

The EU is our biggest negative trading partner. What does this mean? It is simple. It means we import more goods from the EU than we export to it. This, in turn means, although it helps our shops sell more goods, it damages our manufacturing and damages our balance of payments.

The rest of our business area is the Commonwealth, the USA and the rest of the world, including South America, China and India. 

We would like to help Africans build up their trade in Africa but can't at present because we are forbidden by the EU. Mainly because a lot of trade with Africa would include food, and the French want to restrict that as much as they can.

If we left the EU we would be able to increase our manufacturing as we could then trade more with the rest of the world. We already export more of our goods outside the EU than we do within it. 

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

An open letter to recent immigrants in the UK

Immigrants in the UK

London, 22nd January 2014

Dear Immigrant,

Have you arrived in the UK during the last decade and are uneasy about the United Kingdom Independence Party (known as UKIP)? Especially since the Labour Party, the Liberal Democrats, and the Conservative (Tory) Party have been saying all those nasty things about UKIP?

Before I get into my blog, I should state my position. I am an immigrant. I didn't start learning English until I was thirteen, and didn't speak it conversationally until I was fifteen, which was when I left school, left my parents and left my country and came to England to seek my fortune in 1955.

The EU officials hate the English. It could be because they remembered all the battles they lost against this tiny island in centuries past. They have flooded our country to the extent that our schools cannot cope, our National Health Service (NHS) is collapsing – have you been to an accident ward lately? Only the other day a patient was parked outside in an ambulance because there wasn't room in the hospital and after four hours he died. And, how long do you have to queue when you visit your doctor's surgery?

Our schools are failing to educate their pupils properly. This will get worse as immigrants are all having babies at a fast rate. Our midwives are finding this so difficult and cannot cope. In Hackney, London, one school had pupils who between them, spoke 71 languages as a first language.

But if UKIP got into Government, they would not send you back. Of course this won't apply to hardened criminals.

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

What would happen if we left the EU?

Blown apart: 
The Top 10 myths about Britain's EU membership

The italics are my own additions.

MYTH 1. Britain would lose out on millions of jobs if we left the EU.

FACT: This is a common deceit. In fact, the EU would lose 4 millions jobs if it ceased trading with the UK, it’s biggest customer. The EU sells more to us than we sell to it. In 2009 there was a trade deficit of £34.9bn; in 2011, that deficit was nearly £50bn.

* And, can you see Germany and France refusing to sell all those cars they send over each year? Or the French banning wines to the UK?

MYTH 2. Tariff barriers will exclude us from trade with the EU.

FACT: The EU has free trade agreements with 53 countries to overcome such tariffs, and is negotiating a further 74.

* And, they will have the World Trade Organisation to contend with.

MYTH 3. Britain cannot survive economically outside the EU in a world of trading blocs.

FACT: Major economies such as Japan (the world’s third largest) are not in a trading bloc. Our best trading relationships are not within the EU, but outside, with countries like the USA and Switzerland.

MYTH 4. The EU is moving towards the UK’s position on cutting regulation and bureaucracy.

FACT: Once in place, EU directives are highly unlikely to be reformed or repealed. Less than 15% of Britain’s GDP represents trade with the EU yet Brussels regulations afflict 100% of our economy. In 2010, Open Europe estimated EU regulation had cost Britain £124 billion since 1998.

* That's not including the £53M we pay each day.

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Always cover your ass!

A man returns home a day early from a business trip. It's after midnight. While en route home he asks the cabby if he would be a witness, as the man suspects his wife is having an affair, and he wants to catch her in the act.

For $100, the cabby agrees.

Quietly arriving home, the husband and cabby tip-toe into the bedroom. The husband switches on the lights, yanks the blanket back, and there is his wife in bed with another man., both stark naked.

The husband puts a gun to the naked man's head.

The wife shouts, "Don't do it, I lied when I told you I inherited money.

He paid for the Landcruiser I gave you.
He paid for our new cabin cruiser.
He paid for your Footy and Cricket Season tickets.
He paid for our house at the lake.
He paid for our country club membership, and he even pays your monthly account"

Shaking his head from side-to-side, the husband lowers the gun.
He looks over at the cabby and says "What would you do?"

The cabby replies, If I was you I'd cover his ass with that blanket before he catches cold."

Sunday, 12 January 2014

I do NOT blame the European Union for Britains troubles.

Why do people fail to differentiate?

This blog, though written from a British perspective could easily be changed to reflect just about any nationality in this world of ours.

For example, it is ridiculous to say I don't like Americans, or I don't like the French. Perhaps it is the way the country reacts to you or your ideas? Then maybe it is their politicians you don't like?

Taking this a step further, do you like your friends and the people around you? Can you see any difference between them and the power-mad, money-mad politicians who run your own country? Of course you can! Would you want others to judge you on the performance of your politicians? Of course you wouldn't!

Have you ever considered that the Americans or the French you don't like are tainted by the way you perceive their politicians to behave?

And, in Britain, we can take this a step further. If you are a Conservative, you may have said, from time to time, that you hate Socialists. And, if you are a Socialist, you may have said, I hate Conservatives. Of course you might have used much stronger language, I know I often do!

But not all Conservatives are right wing bigots, as not all Socialists are left wing bigots. We need, once again, to start differentiating between the politicians, activists, and 'nasty dyed in the wool types' on the one side, and the ordinary man or woman brought up to view people from the other party with suspicion on the other.

I have been a floating voter in my time. I have voted for Conservatives, as I have met many ordinary good working people who have been of that party. I was even a chairman in the Young Conservatives, dammit! My first wife was a Socialist, and, through her, I had met large numbers of decent Socialist people willing to discuss their problems with me and I have voted for their party in the past.

If you must hate, then fine. But try to direct your hatred for the activists and politicians of the opposite party who have ruined this green and pleasant land. And whilst you are about it, why not hold a little of your hatred back for the similar bastards in your own party who have run this wonderful country, with so much wonderful history, into the quagmire that it is in.

It is also important to focus your ire on the guilty party. Let me take just one example of what I mean before ending this blog.

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

What is your four year old daughter saying to you?

I found this on Twitter and feel sure the originator won't mind sharing this with my readers as it is so important. If you wrote it and can prove it, please let me know and I will add a link to your website.

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"I’m spending the morning waiting for my car in the repair shop. Four men in flannel (I missed the flannel memo) and I sit around smelling tires and inhaling exhaust fumes while an enchanting little fairy is in constant motion around her daddy. She climbs on him, giggles, turns around, and then she’s back to twirling on the tile.

"She’s bouncing and spinning around in her pink frilly skirt. Her black cable knit tights are sagging around her tiny knees, and her puffy coat makes her arms stand out further than is natural. To top off the ensemble is a shiny crystal tiara. It’s been tacked down to her head with what appears to be about 60 haphazard bobby pins.

"She’s probably four years old. So little, so vulnerable. She doesn’t seem concerned about it as she sings about teapots and ladybugs in her black Mary Janes. I feel myself tear up as I watch her. I tear up as I watch him watch her. She could not possibly know at four what impact this man, his character, or his words will have on her for years to come. And, maybe he doesn’t know either.

"So, to all the daddies with little girls who aren’t old enough yet to ask for what they need from you, here is what we wish you knew:"

Monday, 6 January 2014

Are there any advantages of decriminalising all drugs?

The case for decriminalising drugs – by Milton Freedman PhD.
Posted by Ampers in A Wordpress Rant, Crime, Politics on Saturday, 5 March 2011

Although I have been saying everything he says in the following video, he says it a lot better than me.watch the video and look at some of the benefits I have listed after the video…


This is  an excellent video and I have downloaded it from YouTube and put it on my phone to show others. There is nothing here that I don’t instinctively know and am amazed that everyone else doesn’t know it as well.

I hate hard drugs, I am already hooked on strong coffee and good South African Brandy. This is really too much for me as it is!

But if we took drugs out of the criminal offence bracket there would be no dealers recruiting kids outside of the school gates to get them to deliver drugs in return for payment with drugs.

Muggings and burglaries would go right down as drugs would be cheap enough from Boots or the corner shop.

A&E wings of hospitals would have less injuries to treat, every night and double on weekends because it would no longer be fashionable to take drugs. Like smoking, there would always be the few of course.

The police would be able to live with the cuts as we wouldn’t need half as many as we do now.

Tens of thousands of drug dealers all around Britain would be out of work. Now this bit pleases me!

One could go on, but this is enough, I need another coffee… badly!

Ampers

PS Have I left any advantage out? Please add them in the comments section if you can think of any.

Saturday, 4 January 2014

We can learn from all the races in this world.

Here is an example of the Red Indians of Mongolia who now inhabits the two Americas.

In the USA the politically correct name is "Native American" which I have always found amusing. Why? Because in the cold war, Mongolia was in the USSR so one could have said then, that "the Native American is a Russian"!





There is a battle of two wolves inside us all.

One is evil; it is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, lies, inferiority and ego.

The other is good; It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy and truth.

The wolf that survives and wins? It is the one which you feed.

Ampers

Monday, 30 December 2013

The EU by numbers

No words can describe my anger



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