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Thursday, 11 December 2014

Are you constantly blaming the wrong people?

Unfortunately, most folk don't look beyond their nose to apportion blame.

Immigration for example. It is totally unfair to blame Europeans coming here looking for work. Can you really blame them, especially since they are allowed by not only our almost entire Parliament, but by the EU Commissioners as well.

Take belonging to the EU for example. Don't be hoodwinked by the “great Common Market lie”! Why, when Edward Heath was interviewed on television – after the Common Market had morphed into the European Union – he was asked this question: “Did you know the Common Market was the forerunner to a political union”? His very words in answer was: Yes, of course I bloody did”!

Political Correctness? Not at the Tower of London!

Do not watch this if you are Politically Correct as you will be sorely offended.

William "Bill" Callaghan is a Yeoman Warder at HM Tower of London and became famous after this video was taken.  

His sarcastic and dry style is very unpolitically correct and jovially mocks everyone from the Royal Marines, French, Elderly and Hollywood actor Mel Gibson. 

You won't like: "History is nearly always written by the people who win. This explains all the empty pages in the French history books." if you are French, and Italians may be up in arms over one particular sentence!

But I thoroughly enjoyed it and don't mind hanging my colours to the mast!


Flawless Male Logic at its best ........

Do you drink beer?


How many beers a day?

Usually about 3

How much do you pay per beer?


And how long have you been drinking?

About 30 years, I suppose

So a beer costs £3 and you have 3 beers a day which puts your spending each month at £270.

In one year, it would be approximately £3,240 correct?

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

A free website with no hidden gotchas

I have just built a website using Google Sites. It is at and took me only two hours to build the framework and a few of the initial pages. Naturally one expects it to take longer writing the material on the website, proof-reading it, and correcting it before loading it to the page.

However, for a seventy-five year old, a couple of hours is something to be proud of.

There could be a cost, however. I don't like the long Google Sites' name, so went to my domain holder at 123 Reg and purchased – .uk is a new domain head, and is shorter than I subscribe to the old marketing adage of K.I.S.S. (keep it simple, stupid). The shorter your name, the better.

The cost for my new name for two years? Circa £7.

Whilst we are talking about marketing, there is another adage I respect. The seven P's which are as follows: