February 20, 2017
It can be a mistake not regularly checking ones’ bank statements as I found out last year. I was very busy at the time and never got round to it. When I did, it came as a shock to find that I had been charged for Internet services that I hadn’t used. After contacting the call centre at the Three store and also one of the companies concerned I wrote to the head office. I didn’t find the service very helpful especially when they were asking me to repeat information that I’d already given and suggesting actions that I’d already taken: Case on-going.
January 30, 2017
California now wants independence! This is the most populated state in the U.S.A. and contributes a lot to the Federal budget, which has caused resentment. But would the state be better off as a separate country? And what if the other states became independent – surely this is a recipe for war. Is there any sense in this? Why not have an independent Los Angeles County or even an independent Los Angeles. What about independent homes? – Gardens with ten foot walls with turrets and machine guns, and patrolling dogs and search lights! And don’t forget the sentry to check the passport of the postman and other visitors. There’s an old saying which I believe is still relevant – united we stand, divided we fall. The best way to stem this “infection” is to invest in the poorer regions to make them more productive and not so reliant on other states.
January 23, 2017
President Duterte who has come under heavy criticism for his hard line approach to dealing with the problems of drugs and crime in the country, condemns the Church.
November 27, 2016
Frothing foaming bacon has landed on earth! A once docile food has suddenly become aggressive. Instead of calmly sizzling away in the frying pan as it has been doing for time immemorial it now starts to foam like a rabid dog! It starts off okay but after a minute or so the froth is so thick that it’s impossible to see when it’s cooked. Which planet is it from? Which galaxy is it from? Is it safe? Having nervously consumed it one evening I was relieved to find that I was still alive the next day. But what’s causing it? I tried a different oil and I tried different brands but it was still the same. Then I purchase some loose bacon and was delighted to find it behaving normally; It only affects the vacuum packs. A quick search on the web revealed that I was not the only one affected by this hideous substance. Apparently it’s been known for some time but has only affected these parts recently. (Cumbria)
November 8, 2016
After the most acrimonious and divisive election campaign in American political history a new president is to be elected. This president will have to deal with the most unstable and dangerous world situation since World War 2. He or she will need the support of the American people and all who believe in democracy and freedom. The failed policies and attitudes of the past must be abandoned; Dialogue must replace threats, respect must replace contempt, honesty must replace lies, co-operation must replace aggression. To continue as before is a recipe for misunderstanding with possible dire consequences.