Saturday, 31 December 2005
I think that we - the John Wood family - have had a pretty steady year. Some things I wish had never happened but luckily none of those were within my direct control or came about because of some failure or stupidity of mine. My main source of pride is that we've been here for a little while only but even in that time we have become more and more certain we did the right thing. Like all of my decisions made quickly and with little research, it seems to have saved itself.
All that is left is to finish off the cleaning and dusting and to start on the mood-inducing activities.
Seems he was in a casino at a no-limit table and was in his normal not accepting fools gladly role.
Another player was being a bit OTT and he and Kerry had words. Guy said, 'I am somebody you know - I'm worth $60 million'. KP replied ' Toss you for it'
Having money - Mastercard
Knowing how to use it - priceless.
Sure as hell, ain't Duns, Berwickshire TD11 3DE.
Would'nt mind stroking the lantern and getting genie to take me back for a quick visit. Quick as I thought first time I saw it, this place was a slightly less-scruffy Hong Kong. Maybe that's it's charm?
Friday, 30 December 2005
Police are to be given sweeping powers to arrest people for every offence, including dropping litter, failure to wear a seat belt and other minor misdemeanours.
The measures, which come into force on Jan 1, are the biggest expansion in decades of police powers to deprive people of their liberty.
At present, officers can generally arrest people if they suspect them of committing an offence which carries at least five years in prison. They will now have the discretion to detain someone if they suspect any offence and think that an arrest is "necessary".
Hazel Blears, the Home Office minister, said: "It is vital that the police are equipped with the powers they need to enable them to do their jobs properly and effectively. The powers need to be updated to reflect modern policing priorities and the changing nature of criminal activity.The only reason criminal activity is changing is because nuLabour have brought in 5300 new arrestable offences in the last few years! Liberty is becoming an absent friend we should remember on New Year's Eve.
Mind you - there must be a small bonus in this nuLabour/nuThinking stuff. If the police end up with the power to arrest any lolliopop-stick sucking juvenile, there can be no case for Identity Cards. Who needs them in a police state anyway? "If I say you're nicked sunshine, you're nicked"
Here is an exception; made as it shows the way in which our current political Lords and Masters operate.
Wednesday, 28 December 2005
While there had been many false alarms in recent years, the 68-year-old Mr Packer knew the end was near when he became ill on Christmas Day.
"There is only so much medication and so many transplants and so he accepted no aid," said the radio host Alan Jones, a friend who visited the Packer family yesterday. "He then knew, I think his words were, 'This is my time."'
Mr Packer, on heavy pain relief, chose to stay at home rather than be taken to hospital. He died about 10.40pm on Boxing Day surrounded by his family. His death was precipitated by poor blood supply to the transplanted kidney he received in a life-saving operation five years ago. There were multiple causes for his death, the main being kidney failure.
Mr Packer was Australia's richest man, with an estimated wealth of $7 billion.
Just shows, money ain’t everything. Except – I bet his last hours were easier than the last hours of some down and out. Don’t begrudge him that though.
Tuesday, 27 December 2005
Some people involved in the debate are concerned about the "slippery slope" idea. Marriage should be about love, but it's original intention was as a sort of "blessing" so that people could go on to have children, and provide them with a stable household. It's foundation is in procreation. When you redefine the concept of marriage to allow homosexuals to marry, all of a sudden there are countless other examples which arise. A father and daughter, for example. Or a threesome. Or sisters. The lines which currently surround the marriage concept blur.
It got no better! On 24th, we passed through and only two houses had mutined on diktat about No Tat Lights. Went through today and even those had disappeared.
I think next year, I'll form a hit squad and we will descend in early hoursof 25/12 and attach big sparkly, high voltage, lights to everything and then start singing rude versions of carols. Set up a big circus tent on their hallowed turf, have sleigh rides - the full Monty. I've already set up a big bottle for saving up ready.
Hope this titillating image of a dirty old man exposing his face to the risque world is not too sexually-arousing for the young nuns with the firm white skin and pert little breasts who will be flogging themselves in sick penitence over viewing this disgusting image.
Well, that is the web-spidering over for a bit.
Recovery of webcam from of 'rubbish' will open a whole new era. Watch out.
I am now off to sexually abuse next door's cat on live video with sound. Parental guidance advised. Imagine. Built donkey-like. Caught in bath. Half naked bitch in kinky bathroom scene.
Monday, 26 December 2005
Anyway, major achievement seems that Norma and have got this far without major dissent, the dog is well fed and the house is warm. On the down side, the waste water pipe from the kitchen sink has come adrift and is beyond emergency repair. That puts the dishwasher, clothes washer and sink out of commission - major dissent on the horizon.
Thank God for my portable DVD player. The TV schedules look horrible and I do not have an addiction for house make-over programmes. I can watch just what I want - third showing of True Grit is just about to start; after that we will have Shining or Zulu.
Sunday, 25 December 2005
I've mentioned before my opinion that getting a spotlight onto things that have a residual tabboo is a good thing. See the (earlier) Little Britain items. I say earlier as it seems now to have gone into that 3rd-series limbo where it is no longer fresh and funny but formulaiac and boring. Thus, I think what the girl with the one track mind is doing is good. Nothing can be fairly examined and discussed all the while it is at the back of the cupboard - or should that be closet?
Oh yes - the subject matter. Not that I feel I have to justify my likes and dislikes but just out of interest - my link to the girl with etc. came as a link from a 'respectable' police officer - albeit he is with the Met!