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WATCH YOUR STEP…..

By David Vance On January 23rd, 2018 at 7:40 pm

Ireland looks to lead the way in controlling what you think and say.

The Irish minister responsible for mental health has suggested that all public services cards be linked to social media accounts to verify users’ identities.

What?

RTE News reports that Jim Daly, the Irish minister responsible for mental health and older people, has recently called for all public services cards to be linked to the social media accounts of card users to verify their identity. Daly has reportedly brought this issue to the European Commission to explore the possibility of implementing social media linking as standard practice. The Irish minister seemed to show disregard for basic privacy in an interview on Claire Byrne Live saying that he believes “child protection trumps data protection”. Daly stated that he hoped to see social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook applying to the Department for Social Protection to issue verification codes to users to be linked to their public services cards.

This is a planned assault on individual freedom but all Daly can see is the almighty State handing out who can say what. In his mind, that is a good thing,

Free at the point of delivery: but what is the cost of the queue?

By Mike Cunningham On January 23rd, 2018 at 6:19 pm

I went online yesterday to try and book an appointment with my local GP surgery, and booked an appointment for fifteen days time. As my medical problem wasn’t painful or life-threatening, I was happy to get a booking.

This morning, my daughter texted me the news that my son had been suffering severe abdominal pain, and he was taken to the local hospital A&E this morning. Eventually he was checked over, and one of the doctors who wandered in and out of his treatment room ordered an X-ray, and after that a morphine shot to ease the pain, and then lie and wait until one of the medics and consultants decided what was what. During the time he lay, then sat and then paced, waiting firstly for his X-ray, his diagnosis; and then an even longer wait for prescribed medication, he watched as firstly the A&E waiting room seats became crammed and then heaving; the ambulances double-queued to get patients into the already busy A&E beds, the trollies commenced their stack-up in the long central corridor which stretches towards the main corridor along the hospital spine, with overstretched clerical and medical staff working at warp speed to try and make sense of everything. He was asked if he needed ambulance or taxi transport home; but stated, “My Dad’s on his way!”

And we live in a small market town, given City status because we have a Cathedral in the centre, we have a large student population courtesy of the expanded University; we don’t harbour too many migrants; illegal, or otherwise: there are just too many bodies in 2018, for a hospital planned, built and opened in 2001, for a patient throughput of 30,000; which now saw 66,000 last year.

Long time back, a mate of mine was working in Chile. He was completing some installation works at the nearly brand-new hospital, opened just about a year before, and he overheard three high-level medical men discussing how they just could not understand why the hospital was almost overflowing, with beds at a premium, and constant queues for just about all services. He leant forward, interjecting a quiet question in to the conversation; “Have you ever driven into the hospital late at night?” Puzzled, one of the three senior guys asked “Why?

“Meet me at around ten this evening, and I shall explain everything!’ he smilingly replied.

So the three senior staffers met my mate, and he drove towards the main facade of the hospital, ablaze with lights, and one of the three caught on and said; ‘Two separate floors, both sides of the main access, are unlit; there are all our extra beds, services, theatres.’

The very next morning, a small squad of builders were marshalled and marched up the stairs to the main access corridors, located the main doorways which had been blocked off so that the painted areas would not be disturbed, knocked through the plastered-over loose blocks, cleaned up the dust, and ’Voila’, the bed and service areas shortage was instantly solved. My mate was given a slap-up dinner, and the everlasting thanks of the hospital management.

The Chilean hospital bed shortage was caused through plain stupids; the problems in Durham, replicated and multiplied throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are far, far more complex, and even harder to fix!

Oh, and just by the bye, that new extended A&E bit they were discussing in the linked article, the old building hasn’t even been demolished yet, so don’t hold your breath for the £30 million-odd extension just yet!

Sad

By Patrick Van Roy On January 23rd, 2018 at 1:26 pm

Neil Diamond Announces Retirement From Touring After Parkinson’s Disease Diagnosis

Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Neil Diamond today announced his retirement from touring due to his recent diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease. Based on his doctors’ advice, the third leg of Diamond’s 50th Anniversary tour, scheduled for Australia and New Zealand in March, has been cancelled.

Diamond said in a statement that he plans to continue writing and recording. He will turn 77 on Jan. 24 and four days later will be honored at the Grammy Awards when the Recording Academy presents him with its Lifetime Achievement Award.

“It is with great reluctance and disappointment that I announce my retirement from concert touring,” he said. “I have been so honored to bring my shows to the public for the past 50 years. My sincerest apologies to everyone who purchased tickets and were planning to come to the upcoming shows.

“I plan to remain active in writing, recording and other projects for a long time to come.

“My thanks go out to my loyal and devoted audiences around the world. You will always have my appreciation for your support and encouragement. This ride has been ‘so good, so good, so good’ thanks to you.”

INSTITUTIONAL RACISM…

By David Vance On January 22nd, 2018 at 7:53 pm

Have a look at this.

Labour seem to hate white people.

PS. I have reported Labour to the ECHR on the basis this is a breach of the Equalities Act.

AN EXPERIMENT…

By David Vance On January 22nd, 2018 at 7:49 pm

Try this.

Type “White man White woman” into Google. This is what I think you get…

Anyone see anything odd?

Here’s another one. Type “US inventors” into Google. This is what you get….

Anyone see anything odd…..?

Try typing “European Art” into Google and see if you get this?

Maybe typing “White Couple”….do you get this?

WHY are white people and our history being erased and replaced by the SJW’s that run Google?

IMPORT THE MIDDLE EAST, GET THE MIDDLE EAST

By Pete Moore On January 22nd, 2018 at 6:53 pm

Joyous scenes of diversity and enrichment at Hannover Airport today as Turks and Kurds bring their old habits to the First World. The future’s going to be so great!

Round’em up and send’em back. Nope, I don’t care if they have a piece of paper giving them the right to live in Germany, or even if they were born there. These dogs have shown their allegiance. They want to ruck? They can do it in the backward sandpit they came from. Civilisation is too precious to be stunk out by primitives. I know, I’m a true liberal.

Obamagate Explained Simply

By Patrick Van Roy On January 22nd, 2018 at 3:53 pm

What the Obama Administration did is the biggest scandal in ALL of American History. The facts are coming out.

THE NEW ERA FOR SINN FEIN…

By David Vance On January 22nd, 2018 at 10:22 am

So, time has finally taken care of things and terrorist godfather Gerry Adams has stepped down as President of Sinn Fein.

Mary Lou McDonald has been confirmed as the only candidate nominated to become president of Sinn Fein as incumbent Gerry Adams steps down. McDonald, who has been a Teachta Dala (TD) since 2011 currently for Dublin Central, was the only person to put her name forward for the role before nominations closed on Friday. Adams had led the party since 1983 and announced his intention to step down in November.

The media is playing this up as a brave new dawn for Sinn Fein as it “normalises itself” from the bloody pedigree of Adams and McGuinness. Mary Lou is presented as a “clean pair of hands” so to speak. Here’s a nice image of Mary Lou…

Salute The Horsemen.

By Mike Cunningham On January 22nd, 2018 at 10:10 am

What I write of today is something new to me, I missed the dedication, I was not aware of the story, I get all my back-up from the Web

I have watched exactly two movies whilst visiting a cinema in the past 18 months. One was a streamed Opera, care of the Royal Opera: the other was ‘American Sniper’, with Chris Kyle in the lead role. But I would write today about the statue behind the film ‘12 Strong’, a film about the story behind some of the first men who went into Afghanistan, and fought from HORSEBACK. As the words go, there are some scenes which have been altered for dramatic purposes, but the background? It happened, they were there, and the statue is their monument.

In the second decade of the 21st Century, America honours men who fought on horseback: personally speaking, I reckon that is both grand, and humbling!

Readers: I give you:-

De Oppresso Liber

DO YOU.. DO YOU… DO YOU… DO YOU WANNA DANCE?

By David Vance On January 22nd, 2018 at 10:08 am

Seen this infographic produced for Princeton students ahead of their annual ball?

Yes, it is VITAL that consent be obtained before the dance and then regularly checked during the dance. In my day, if I asked a girl did she want to dance, and she said yes, I took that as consent that she …erm..wanted to dance. The idea that I would then regularly check during the dance to see that she was still happy to dance was utterly pointless because…she was still dancing!