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I have been over zealous with political comment lately so have now accepted the offer to assemble and write for two blogs on the WatchingUK website. The "Good News" blog is for items where we have benefited from the Brexit referendum vote and the "Bad News" blog is where others have tried to damage our chances of leaving the EU.

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Saturday, 31 January 2015

How to get Amazon next day courier service completely free.

You can get Amazon Prime, which normally costs £79 per annum, completely free if you are a regular Amazon customer.

You get unlimited one-day delivery on over 7 million items, and courier costs can be quite expensive.

In addition, there is unlimited photo storage in Amazon Cloud Drive. I am an avid photographer, and my pictures are now in their thousands.

I'm not into videos too much so I don't take so much advantage of the unlimited instant streaming of more than 15,000 titles with Prime Instant Video. In the last month, I have watched about two.

Friday, 30 January 2015

How the Internet began - an oldie but still humorous!

In ancient Israel , it came to pass that a trader by the name of Abraham Com did take unto himself a healthy young wife by the name of Dorothy.

Dot Com was a comely woman, large of breast, broad of shoulder and long of leg.

Indeed, she was often called Amazon Dot Com.

And she said unto Abraham, her husband, "Why dost thou travel so far from town to town with thy goods when thou canst trade without ever leaving thy tent?"

Abraham did look at her as though she were several saddle bags short of a camel load, but simply said, "How, dear?"

Dot replied, "I will place drums in all the towns and drums in between to send messages saying what you have for sale, and they will reply telling you who hath the best price. The sale can be made on the drums and delivery made by Uriah's Pony Stable (UPS)."

Abraham thought long and decided he would let Dot have her way with the drums.

The drums rang out and were an immediate success. Abraham sold all the goods he had at the top price, without ever having to move from his tent.

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Here are 100 great reasons to vote UKIP

List first published by UKIP on the 27th January 2015

My favourite items, one from each block of ten, are marked in bold. They may not seem the most important, but I am thinking "long term" for the greater good of our country. This was extremely difficult to do, so I will welcome any critisms in the comments below

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1. Get Britain out of the European Union
2. Get control of immigration with an Australian-style, points-based immigration system
3. £3bn more, annually, into our NHS which desperately needs it
4. Scrap tuition fees for students studying Science, Tech, Engineering, Maths, or Medical degrees
5. Pay greater attention to elderly care across the country
6. Cutting £9bn from our foreign aid budget
7. Give the people the ability to “recall” their MPs, without parliamentary or MP approval
8. Stopping our endless, foreign wars
9. Promoting a British identity, a93. Enrolling unemployed benefits claimants into workfare or community schemes
17. Cutting the same bureaucracy that hinders small businesses and entrepreneurss opposed to failed multiculturalism
10. Allowing existing schools to become grammar schools

11. Ending PFI privatisation of the NHS, proliferated by Labour and the Tories
12. Ensuring our armed services are properly equipped for when we do need them
13. Establishing a Veteran’s Administration to look after those who looked after us
14. Encouraging inward investment with growth markets, not JUST the failing Eurozone
15. Overcoming the unfairness of MPs from devolved nations voting on English laws
16. Cutting bureaucracy, red tape, and wasteful spending from government departments
17. Cutting the same bureaucracy that hinders small businesses and entrepreneurs
18. Supporting our farmers with a Single Farm Payment Scheme
19. Ending the burdensome “green levies” that have added £000s to our energy bills
20. Scrapping the poorly planned HS2 project, saving up to £50bn

Monday, 26 January 2015

Photographers and their software.

This article is aimed at the amateur photographer who takes and saves a lot of photographs and wants a simple, inexpensive way to catalogue and manipulate their pictures.

There are two specific programs you need. One to catalogue all your photographs, tagging them, manipulation of them, and saving them in soft folders so you can instantly lay your hands on them in the future. The other for more serious work on the ones you want to sell, or give to friends.

There are two routes to go. Commercial Software and the OpenSource route.

On the Commercial side, there is the brilliant Adobe Lightroom. This will catalogue and allow you to tart up your photographs. The software retails for £109.99. To be honest, this is a fair price for an exceptional program. Then there is Adobe Photoshop, which comes in various flavours and various prices. The main program, Adobe Photoshop CS6 for Windows, is £699.00 although you can buy Photoshop Elements for beginners a lot cheaper.

These programs are available on Windows and the Mac but not on Linux.

The following are free OpenSource programs, available on Windows, the Mac and Linux. As they are free, it is very advisable to purchase books on them as there is no manual, other than help files, with the software. More on the books later.

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

What is really happening in the world today.

Nigel Farage v The New World Order (NWO).

But, before I publish the article, I thought you might prefer to read it in situ from the original blog page.

Please give this blog half hour. Dont judge a book by its cover. It will open your eyes

This year I voted for the first time ever and I voted for UKIP. I’ve never voted before because I firmly believe all the parties are the same, and if less and less people vote eventually non voters will out number voters. This is the case right now and if a party ever emerged with a leader that was truly different who actually had the peoples interest at heart then everyone who thought like me could vote for them and boom! We would have changed history.

I believe that party to be UKIP and the leader of that party to be Nigel Farage and here is why. Bear with me, it’s a long journey. My journey started when I watched the second plane slam into the twin towers and I began to question why.

There is a much bigger situation at play here which 99% of people don’t have a clue about but, it is very important that people understand. All the information is there, you know it all ready, it’s on the TV and in the newspapers but you don’t know it’s all connected. I’m going to help you join the dots.

THE EU