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By Mike Cunningham On November 9th, 2013 at 10:04 am

I am not a long-term fan of Michael Bloomberg, the multi-billionaire owner of the leading business information system Bloomberg Terminals, and now of course the ex-Mayor of New York City. He used his wealth and position to capitalise on the grief of the Sandy Hook families, bereft and lost after the tragic and senseless massacre of their children, to attempt to swing ever-firmer and restrictive gun law on a reluctant America. He also utilised the information resident within those best-selling Terminals to allow his own journalists to gain information on his competitors, and to access proprietary information which should have been shielded from outsiders prying open the blinds.

But now we find that the bully has met his match, when it was discovered that he had instructed  his Bloomberg News editor to spike or scrap stories on the elite and new-rich of China, along with the Leaders of the Chinese Communist Party because he feared reprisals aginst his lucractive business in mainland China.

Seems that his reporters had been working on stories linking one of the richest men in China with members of the Politburo Standing Committee, the most powerful, and some would say the real emperors of modern China. They were told to spike those stories, and a similar fate happened to stories linking Committee family members with American banks. Everything was blocked, because Michael Bloomberg wanted to carry on his lucrative business with China. So the world can continue to speculate on the wealth, connections and power of the Chinese elite, but you won’t read about it on Bloomberg!

Remind you of a certain Royal Charter, signed just a few days ago? The power isn’t there yet, but it only takes two-thirds of Both Houses, and, Ta-Daaaa, you have an British Politburo up and running! And when, you may well ask yourselves, have you ever, ever seen politicians reluctant to act against the Press?

…in your name….

By Mike Cunningham On June 10th, 2013 at 10:11 am

In the light of some recent disclosures regarding the escapades, either real or alleged, of our Security Agencies, as well as the huge assets of the American NSA, I would like to bring to your attention some statistics from a more local outfit, namely Durham County Council. They were amongst the many who were clamouring to gain access to our data, both private and public, so that we might be ‘better protected’, through the ‘SNOOPERS’ CHARTER’, allegedly killed off by Nick Clegg, but is reported as being returned to life as being ‘IMPORTANT FOR NATIONAL SECURITY’. Now I am not decrying the activities of our Secret Services, who already have a heavy job to do in controlling and slapping the wrists of all these tiresome Muslims who insist upon their right to bomb, maim and kill us because their Religion demands it, but, one side talks to another, so we should be at least concerned.

I asked our local Council in 2011 various questions regarding their activities under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act, which the Government has given them the power to covertly view, record and monitor our e-mail, phone and general behaviour.

Their reply, which was very illuminating, stated that, from 2007 to the end of 2009, there had been a total of 225 requests for surveillance operations. As they are now able to bring requests together into a block, (for statistical purposes only, you must understand ‘sarcasm alert’) there were a further possible 270 actual surveillance activities authorised to proceed. So, you may well ask, of this substantial number of intrusions into the private lives of residents of County Durham, how many resulted in prosecutions?

Well, the reply, taken verbatim from the Council’s letter to me was for a grand total of ONE.

Our response: There has been one successful prosecution which went to court in March 2011. This was a fly tipping offence caught on a covert CCTV camera.

 

So thats all right then?

CITIZENS BEWARE!

By Pete Moore On February 7th, 2012 at 8:13 pm

There are extremists among you:

Reuters – Anti-government extremists opposed to taxes and regulations pose a growing threat to local law enforcement officers in the United States, the FBI warned on Monday.

These extremists, sometimes known as “sovereign citizens,” believe they can live outside any type of government authority, FBI agents said at a news conference.

The extremists may refuse to pay taxes, defy government environmental regulations and believe the United States went bankrupt by going off the gold standard.

You are not being brainwashed, this is not mental conditioning and no-one may defy!

The state protects and keeps you safe, but it must know who the extremists are. Do you know anyone who is anti-government, or who wishes to live a peaceful life, trading voluntarily with others?

Good citizens inform the authorities.

When did you last see your girlfriend?

By Mike Cunningham On April 22nd, 2011 at 7:49 am

The principle of mobile phones, and how you are able to connect two mobiles to speak with the number you dialled; is at the same time fantastically complex and remarkably easy. The ‘Cell’ principle, whereby every phone within radio contact of the aerial base set automatically gets registered with that base as being active. If you dial another mobile number, an extremely fast and robust computer system locates where that particular phone is located, switches through, and lo and behold, you are speaking to your colleague, or mate, or indeed your father. Early attempts at mobile phone use fell apart when it was found that the numbers of ‘cell bases’ were not sufficient to allow contact with people who moved in and out of the ‘cell’ coverage.

As the systems grew more popular, and more investment was pured in, mobile coverage improved, and suddenly I could call my mate in another car just ahead of me on the A2 coming into London(on hands-free phones, of course). So your phone, and of course you, are already logged in as to your whereabouts from the very beginning of mobile phone use.

I repeat, your position, down to the certain area of the ‘cells’ which you were registered to, is already known and logged. So why all the fuss?

 

 

Overtime Workers of the World Unite!

By ATWadmin On December 18th, 2008 at 1:51 pm

When I started my new position last year, I had two ambitions for my house. The first was to buy a new boiler and the second was to have an entirely new bathroom fitted. As I live in a house which is fully paid for, I have spent the last number of years gradually improving the property. A new boiler and bathroom would see the house completed to my satisfaction. But how was I going to pay for it? On credit, like most of the idiots in this country? Not on your life, Pedro!! I was brought up to believe that making purchases on credit was a fundamental human weakness.  My old grandmother (God rest her) used to say to me in her broadest Yorkshire accent: ‘If tha’ can’t afford it at the time, lad, tha’ can’t afford it – full stop!’

One of the beauties of working in the care industry is the fantastic amount of overtime one can accrue. If you need the money and enjoy the job, you can spend more time at work than you can at home. As there have been plenty of opportunities for overtime over the past year, I decided to take full advantage of them and save up for my accoutrements. My basic net salary is just under £1,300 per month.  Working overtime can add £700 to that total if I work enough hours.  I enjoy my job immensely so I often take advantage of building up my finances. I work 37.5 hours a week and, on at least four separate occasions over the past twelve months, have added nearly 100 hours overtime. Nobody has forced me to do it. I’ve done it because I wanted to do it.  Thanks to the overtime, I have been able to have both my wishes fulfilled.  Without my overtime, I would still be in the process of saving up for each task. Instead my house is finally complete.  With me so far, Mr Barber?

How many other people in this country have circumstances similar to my own?  Thousands I would imagine. Contrary to what the politicians of Socialist Park: The Lost World might think, many people who work long hours do so because that is their wish.  What business is it of the State, much less the European Union, to tell me how many hours I should work? We’re not all subjected to the whip-cracking of uncaring ultra-capitalistic Mr Fredericks, you know!

Barber and the unions want this country to turn into a little socialist oasis. I suggest they look at the above picture of Cuba and see how years of unfettered socialism can really affect the human domain. They might then allow the workers who compliment the market, as opposed to those who constantly fight it, to get on with their own lives and their own business.