Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Tuesday... great

wake up... it's chilly, chillier than it should be... go to the bathroom, radiator not on... hmmm... check the boiler.. it's out... no shower... can't restart it... bugger... dog poos on kitchen floor while i'm fucking about with it... it's just about 0 degrees outside... so i freeze my nuts off on the way to work...

and it's fucking tuesday... all tuesdays suck anyway (except the pillowy kind) and this one got off to such a bad start that it has the potential to suck more than most... haven't spoken to the wife yet, she must be well thrilled!

i am going to the dark side today i fear

Thursday, 22 January 2009

Va Bene!

The wife bot me some vouchers to use to stay in a castle in Italy somewhere (choice of hundreds) for my b'day last year... I have never been to Italia apart from skiing once when i was a nipper... i always wanted to go... so top pressie... anyways... i just finally got round to booking it... so first weekend in June we're leaving the kids and flying to Genoa then crusing down towards Portofino to stay for a couple of nights here:
check this shit out!


More Family Piccies

Dad, Stepmum, Step sisters, step brother in law and us..... Father in law... am very lucky to have a proper cool FIL... he's a very easy man to spend time with and always a great laugh at a pary....
the in laws are still desperately in love having got married when they were about 20... they're good people


Wednesday, 21 January 2009

How to Get Rich in 2009/10

STEM CELLS: this is where you want to be in the Obama era. TheBush administration always capped investment and research intothis to appease the god squad in a way Obama doesn't have to.One of his top scientific advisors is a chap called JonathanMoreno, he's an ex prof of medical ethics who's a big backer ofstem cell tech. To him it's the new holy grail of medicine thatsees the end of conventional drugs. The more I read on thesubject, the more it feels like the tech sector in 1998. Oncethey start locking patents in, some of these companies could be
moon bound. They're dollar stocks now because the money andbacking aren't there, yet; but it's human nature to do all wecan to preserve life and stem cells is a road that will certainlybe taken once we get over our consciences. The companies involved are mainly private and those quoted are small,for now... it's a real case of p.a. chuck £10 grand in and forget aboutit for two years, or for funds, try and build a 5% stake for no moneynow and again, forget about it, just write the money off, the numbers are small enough that it's doable. I'll have a hunt around but for now, the companies that I can see are: GERN US, OSIR US, CRA US, ASTM US, CYTX US and STEM US; then OFIX US has asubsid, BLACKSTONE MEDICAL, PKI US has a subsid, VIACELL These things could well be the dot.com companies in the late 90's... it'swithout doubt the biggest technological advance since then and Obama's administration is about to unlock the coffers and back them.

These things could be 100 baggers folks...

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Embarrassed to be British...

So far, around 1,000 Palestinians are dead, the UN estimates 40% of those are women and children; 4,400 have been injured and 90,000 fled their homes... (to where i don't know).
13 Israelis are dead... 3 of them civilians (and some of the other 10 by friendly fire).
And all my government can say is that Israel has a right to defend itself from Hamas rockets.
The ONLY western leader to have openly criticised Israel is Zapatero from Spain; he summed it up by saying that sometimes you even have to tell your friends when they're wrong. So clearly he's a raging anti-semite yeah?
Hamas is a democratically elected entity. Israel has said it's goal is to topple it. Gaza has been blockaded since they were elected; is there any wonder there are tunnels galore used to smuggle not just weapons but daily necessities into Gaza? Given previous examples of Israel's treatment of her neighbours, Hamas would be insane not to want to be armed to the teeth.
No journalists are allowed inside Gaza still. There seems to be much evidence of depleted uranium, cluster bombs and white phosphorous being used against a civilian population.
The UK press is full of articles explaining Israel's behaviour as a reaction to the holocaust, how no other country ever stands up for Israel so it has to do it alone... what a load of fucking horseshit. The rest of the world bends over fucking backwards to keep excusing their despicable behaviour, to ignore their violation of numerous international laws and how fucking long will they hold the holocaust to our heads as a historical gun?
I am embarrassed to be part of a country that does not have the backbone to stand up to these cunts and say "look, enough is fucking enough now... behave."
Is there any wonder that Arabs hate Israel when they continue to act like this? Any wonder that Britain and the USA are lumped into the same boat when we ply them with essentially free weapons and then stand aside and let them slaughter innocent people?
Anti-semite? Fuck off... I don't want to round up and burn jews... I don't want Israel wiped off the face of the map... I just want a bit of perspective and a bit of justice for the Palestinian people who have been horribly wronged for over 60 years now... who got pushed off their land, who got ousted from their homes, who have lived as refugees in and out of their own country and who have been forgotten by a world because it feels guilty for something that had nothing to do with the vast majority of us back in the 1940s.

a few more piccys

this was new year's day... hence my looking a tad delicate....

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Maybe Karl had a point

"Owners of capital will stimulate the working class to buy more and more of expensive goods, houses and technology, pushing them to take more and more expensive credits, until their debt becomes unbearable. The unpaid debt will lead to bankruptcy of banks, which will have to be nationalised, and the State will have to take the road which will eventually lead to communism"
Karl Marx, Das Kapital, 1867

Tuesday 13th...

it doesn't get any worse than that... so here's a belting tune to get you tapping dem feeties all tru dem day!


Monday, 12 January 2009

a few piccys....


the car on the eurotunnel on the way back from frog.... you can't appreciate the gash over Marcel's right eye fully here... an arguement with the coffee table xmas day meant a trip to A&E... claret everywhere... we were back home 1.5 hrs after we left, they were great... just a clean-up and some 'glue'... gonna have a great scar

New Year's day 2009... a stroll in the woods in Alsace...

Let's Give it a Whirl Then...

this is just a brief foray into the blogspot world... having spent all weekend thinking I needed to get back to writing something because my mind is going babanas and then I read Simon's post this morning (i was touched, mentally, emotionally and sexually)

this is just a tester...

is it all looks ok then i'll come back with more