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  • nevermind

    Here is what has become apparent during this last week. Despite this little royal distraction, our political parties, the MSM and the establishment have decided to have another election, that they don’t want to play the game as we, the voters, can’t be persuaded to vote for their stooges.

    The general erection is near, the last week of party political puppet madness is upon us. Please ensure that you take a ball pen when you mark out your five seconds of power with your cross, especially in Scotland.

    Its already become apparent, well, the media is telling us that nobody wants to work together, that politics is not about teamwork for the better of us all, but a scramble for power, by a few establishment lackeys who seemingly think they all deserve power for life.

    They do not! and don’t let the media blame you for voting SNP, Green or UKIP. The establishment civil service is already allocating another 300million of taxes to a second election, because they do not want to go into coalitions that represent many more voters, many more than voted for their single party, they want more of the same austerity for us and riches for themselves.

    So be prepared to be turned off, that is the plan. To use the apathy of voters in a second election, to denigrate those who don’t vote for the three main political parties, as weird, as outsiders who want us ill, as anything they can get away with, a manipulation on a grand scale.

    I mean after this long campaign, who would want another 20 leaflets through their letter box or pay for another election they can’t be bothered to turn out for?

    How many elections can you call? why would an election call be valid if our representatives refuse to represent us, refuse to make arrangements to combine their portfolio’s? refuse to govern as we selected them to?

  • Abe Rene

    @Craig “I do actually know the Queen, and have worked with her. The stuff about her workload is absolute nonsense.”

    How much time have you actually spent with the Queen? My guess would be a few hours over a lifetime. Would that enable one to say he knows someone at all well? I doubt it; how would your knowledge of the Queen compare with that of her real friends?

    As for the second sentence, a South Africa newspaper (http://mg.co.za/article/2006-04-16-it-starts-with-tea-a-day-in-the-life-of-queen-elizabeth-ii) indicates that the Queen begins work at 9.30 am, not 10 am. The working day goes on till 7.30pm, longer than most people.

    I suspect that a lot of the work the Queen does is unsensational. Who counts ticks in green ink on correspondence? But it may have been read at great speed and a decision made. I imagine her speeches are prepared with care, since every word and nuance is liable to be scrutinised.

    What is remarkable to my mind is how much she does. The website giving details of her routine (ww.royal.gov.uk/HMTheQueen/DayInTheLife/Queensworkingday.aspx) mentions over 200 pieces of correspondence daily. I once worked in a humble capacity in an enquiries office, and I find that amazing.

    I suspect that most of us would not care for the workload that the Queen has, nor the energy to handle it. I hope the Queen continues to exert her good influence, so far as an imperfect world permits.

    Vive la Reine!

  • Abe Rene

    (corrected)
    How much time have you actually spent with the Queen? My guess would be a few hours over a lifetime. Would that enable one to say he knows someone at all well? I doubt it; how would your knowledge of the Queen compare with that of her real friends?

    As for the second sentence, a South African newspaper (http://mg.co.za/article/2006-04-16-it-starts-with-tea-a-day-in-the-life-of-queen-elizabeth-ii) indicates that the Queen begins work at 9.30 am, not 10 am. The working day goes on till 7.30 pm, longer than most people.

    I suspect that a lot of the work the Queen does is unsensational. Who counts ticks in green ink on correspondence? But it may have been read at great speed and a decision made. I imagine her speeches are prepared with care, since every word and nuance is liable to be scrutinised.

    What is remarkable to my mind is how much she does. The website giving details of her routine (www.royal.gov.uk/HMTheQueen/DayInTheLife/Queensworkingday.aspx) mentions over 200 pieces of correspondence daily. I once worked in a humble capacity in an enquiries office, and I find that amazing.

    I suspect that most of us would neither care for the workload that the Queen has, nor have the energy to handle it. I hope the Queen continues to exert her good influence, so far as an imperfect world permits.

    Vive la Reine!

  • craig Post author

    Abe Rene

    I am sorry, you are completely wrong. Yes a huge amount of work goes into writing her speeches and processing her paperwork. Do you think it is her that does it? She does have paperwork and business, but the workload on her has always been kept down to a few hours a day.

    The “How hard they work” myth is utter bollocks, but has of course been assiduously propagated for many many decades.

    That she continues at her current age, however, is indeed laudable. The woman does have a sincere sense of duty, that I will grant you. I don’t dislike her personally in the least. But the works terribly hard bit is propaganda.

  • Villager

    John Spencer-Davis
    3 May, 2015 – 11:31 am

    “Well, while we’re on the subject, perhaps you could leave out your endless pseudo-spiritual psychobabble from Krishnamurti.”

    A. Well, we’re not really quite on that subject. We were talking about Mindless Mary. But I do note that you evade or change the subject when you’re put on the spot; uncomfortably, you’re squirming.

    B. I take from your response that you generally enjoy Mary’s Golden Showers. Just that this Sunday morning, perhaps you have a headache; fair enough.

    C. Now we’re on your chosen subject. Have you ever seen, heard or read K? Leave alone ‘pseudo-spiritual’, he never said that what he spoke about was spiritual! Prove me wrong. Still, he was one of the wisest men to have walked the planet in modern times. You may want to know what Aldous Huxley had to say about him:

    http://www.jkrishnamurti.org/krishnamurti-teachings/view-text.php?tid=30&chid=385

    John, I do note you strive hard, indeed very hard, deliberate, to present an image here that you are one of the ‘balanced’ ones. What with your incessant, trade-marked ‘Kind regards’, whatever it’s supposed to mean; ‘pseudo’, perhaps? I don’t know. I won’t pretend to know you. Whatever, It is my honour if I am unmasking you as just another pretender.

  • pete fairhurst

    “How many elections can you call? why would an election call be valid if our representatives refuse to represent us, refuse to make arrangements to combine their portfolio’s? refuse to govern as we selected them to?”

    I agree. Party politics with it’s professional politicians are at the root of the problem I think.

    Democracy, as it was originally formulated in ancient times, used strictly amateur politicians who were appointed for a short fixed term, and by drawing of lot, I understand. This way the senior political body is a truly representative sample of the populace. And much more difficult to corrupt with filthy lucre and favours. Ok it is inevitable that some dumbasses will be chosen, but I would put my trust in ordinary Joe’s and Mary’s over paid for politicians any day.

    Today we have the worst of all worlds. Tribal parties with paid for, and thus corruptible, politicians. We even allow corporate interests to directly fund individuals and parties. The corporate/bankster/political revolving door is surely obvious to all and is a national disgrace. And then we are surprised that they do not act in the interest of the whole population.

    The end result of all this, in England at least, is indistinguishable parties, and no real choice for the electorate. Including Nigel and his band of loonies. Puppets is the word that springs to mind.

    At least Scotland has got the Nats choice. But they are fully signed up with Murdoch, swear fealty to their “sovereign”, wish to stay in the infinitely corrupt EU and Nato, and intend to keep the English £ as their currency! And are about to appoint a “state guardian” for every child born there!

  • Lance Vance

    Abe Rene: pull your tongue out of the metaphorical Royal arse-hole would you!! Your coming across as love struck.

  • John Spencer-Davis

    Villager
    03/05/2015 11:31am

    [Villager]: Well, we’re not really quite on that subject. We were talking about Mindless Mary. But I do note that you evade or change the subject when you’re put on the spot; uncomfortably, you’re squirming.

    [JSD]: The point seems to me entirely relevant. I think you have a nerve complaining about Mary’s posts when you’ve just put up four hundred words of irrelevant dreck yourself on the previous thread. I’ll answer you as I please: too bad if you don’t like it.

    [Villager]: I take from your response that you generally enjoy Mary’s Golden Showers. Just that this Sunday morning, perhaps you have a headache; fair enough.

    [JSD]: I think there’s enough baby talk on all other media already . You’re perfectly aware of my usual attitude to Mary’s sourcing: doesn’t mean I can’t comment on this particular one.

    [Villager]: Now we’re on your chosen subject. Have you ever seen, heard or read K?

    [JSD]: I’ve read what you have posted, which is presumably what you regard as the highlights. It hasn’t encouraged me to seek out further wisdom. Incidentally, if you are a typical example of a disciple then you’re hardly living proof of enlightenment either. You seem to think you can post the vilest things you please and then go all enlightened on us. Doesn’t work.

    [Villager]: Leave alone ‘pseudo-spiritual’, he never said that what he spoke about was spiritual! Prove me wrong.

    [JSD]: Who cares? Here you go:

    “Truth has no path, and that is the beauty of truth, it is living. A dead thing has a path to it because it is static, but when you see that truth is something living, moving, which has no resting place, which is in no temple, mosque or church, which no religion, no teacher, no philosopher, nobody can lead you to – then you will also see that this living thing is what you actually are – your anger, your brutality, your violence, your despair, the agony and sorrow you live in.”

    Pseudo-spiritual psychobabble is a perfectly reasonable description of this sort of thing.

    [Villager]: Still, he was one of the wisest men to have walked the planet in modern times.

    [JSD]: So you say. As I said, if you’re a living disciple I’ve got my doubts about it. I don’t need to read his stuff. You are demonstration enough.

    [Villager]: You may want to know what Aldous Huxley had to say about him:

    http://www.jkrishnamurti.org/krishnamurti-teachings/view-text.php?tid=30&chid=385

    [JSD]: Thanks, but no, I don’t really. Couldn’t care less.

    [Villager]: John, I do note you strive hard, indeed very hard, deliberate, to present an image here that you are one of the ‘balanced’ ones.

    [JSD]: Thanks for your expert analysis. No striving required. I am who I am and I have no intention of changing my way of being to suit your book or anyone else’s.

    [Villager]: What with your incessant, trade-marked ‘Kind regards’, whatever it’s supposed to mean; ‘pseudo’, perhaps?

    [JSD]: What’s it matter? You’ve got a really small mind.

    [Villager]: I don’t know. I won’t pretend to know you. Whatever, It is my honour if I am unmasking you as just another pretender.

    [JSD]: Unmask away, what’s it to me?

    Kind regards,

    John

  • Abe Rene

    @Craig “Do you think it is her that does it? She does have paperwork and business, but the workload on her has always been kept down to a few hours a day.”
    I would not say that the Queen writes all of her speeches (in particular, the “Queen’s Speech” to parliament), but I suspect that she inspects and even edits the others. I would regard ceremonial duties as part of her workload (unless you wished to exclude ceremonial duties of mayors or senior diplomats from their workload as well), so she still seems to me to have a longer working day than most.

  • Mary

    Villager – ‘I don’t think Mary is listening – too busy unintentionally building up support for the Monarchy.’

    Just back from a walk with the dog actually, admiring the cowslips and everything else that has burst into life and listening to the birdsong.

    Recommend it.

    Not ‘unhinged’ (there’s a charming little ad hominem) either. Just wide awake with working grey cells thankfully.

    ‘Villager’ is yet another rather nasty piece of work and a poseur to boot.

  • doug scorgie

    Abe Rene
    3 May, 2015 – 1:38 pm

    “I would not say that the Queen writes all of her speeches (in particular, the “Queen’s Speech” to parliament), but I suspect that she inspects and even edits the others. I would regard ceremonial duties as part of her workload (unless you wished to exclude ceremonial duties of mayors or senior diplomats from their workload as well), so she still seems to me to have a longer working day than most.”
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    Yes Abe, it is so stressful getting up at 9am twice a week; having ones breakfast cooked and brought to the table by servants that started work at 6am. Then she has to sign forms; that must be exhausting!

    At least once every six months she has to cut a ribbon to mark the opening of a new NHS hospital extension.

    Then there is the Queens speech (prepared by someone else). How does she cope?

    You say:

    “…she still seems to me to have a longer working day than most.”

    A longer working day than most what Abe? Nurses? Bricklayers?

    Who pays for this “work”?

  • Habbabkuk (la vita è bella)

    Excellent posts from Anon1, Resident Dissident, Abe Rene.

    I particularly liked Villager’s characterisation of Spencer-Davis. Spot on and obviously hit home judging by the length and tone of his “reply”.

    Long live Her Majesty!

  • Mary

    John Spencer-Davis Villager teaches at a Krishnamurti school. Filling the kids’ heads with the nonsense.

    https://www.brockwood.org.uk/

    Mice little earner for the ‘movement’. ‘Fees for a full year are £19,800.’

  • Mary

    There could be a TV series called Desperate Housewives starring Her Maj as the mother figure, Camilla as the Croc wife and Kate as the provider of heirs.

    Soon we will have Kate endorsing hair products judging by the media interest in her glossy locks (the hairdresser visited her in the Lindo wing we were told by Ms Burley) ‘because she’s worth it’!

  • Abe Rene

    @Doug Scorgie “A longer working day than most what Abe? .. Who pays for this “work”?” Longer than people who work during normal office hours. The civil list allowance was abolished a few years ago. George Osborne said “the Royal Household will receive a new Sovereign Support Grant linked to a portion of the revenue of the Crown Estate”.

  • ------------·´`·.¸¸.¸¸.··.¸¸Node

    Driving home from a party this afternoon, my brain a combination of fluffy cotton wool and lucid leftovers, I found myself musing over the words of the national anthem. I mean, the whole thing is offensive on many levels including musically, but as a device to unite the nation, they’re taking the piss, aren’t they?

    First line : “God save our gracious Queen”

    “God” – With the very first word we are expected to affirm our belief in a single deity. Rules out all atheists, polytheists, and discerning agnostics.

    “Save” – We find we are praying for her safety – rules out anybody with a grudge against the head of a repressive class system (most people) and anybody who would profit from her harm (most of her family)

    “Our” – We have to take ownership, declare a personal responsibility for the preservation of this parasite. Rules out everybody who would rather define their connection to her with a 10 foot bargepole.

    “Gracious” – def : ‘Characterized by kindness and warm courtesy.’ Told you they were taking the piss. Rules out those with a sense of irony.

    “Queen” – Buy into the monarchy or find yourselves another anthem. Rules out Republicans.

    There are many reasons why this nation is not united, and that anthem is one of them.

  • Habbabkuk (la vita è bella)

    Ganglion

    Was that supposed to be witty?

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    🙂

  • Habbabkuk (la vita è bella)

    Abe Rene

    Don’t worry too much about Mr Scorgie. He used to be rather active on here; this continued for a while after I arrived; but now he appears to be in semi-retirement, emerging only occasionally to chirp up on behalf of one of his fellow Eminences.

    I view his withdrawal as a rather pleasing accomplishment.

  • RobG

    @Nevermind
    3 May, 2015 – 11:44 am

    There’ll be another general election within a year; that much seems certain. What’s not so certain is how exactly things are going to play our next Thursday. My own prediction is that the Lib Dem and UKIP vote will collapse, as will the Labour vote in Scotland. This will leave the Cons with the most seats, about 300 or so, but not enough to form a majority government, and it will leave Labour with about 280 seats.

    The most striking things about this election is the death of the Labour party as a major political force, and of course the startling rise of the Scottish National Party.

    We are living through very historic times.

  • RobG

    Habba, if you can take your tongue out of Her Majesty’s anus for a few seconds, perhaps you can give us your prediction of what’s going to happen next Thursday?

  • Abe Rene

    @Lance Vance “Abe Rene..Your coming across as love struck.”
    I’ll ignore the obscene language and deal with the second bit. I don’t know about being love-struck, but I wish the parents of the new princess nothing but good. The reasons include not only their being good and devout people (so far as I can tell), but also people who’ve had suffering in their own lives. The prince, apart from having to grow up in the glare of publicity, lost his mother as a teenager, which I’m sure we wouldn’t wish on anyone. The duchess was bullied at school and moved to another one, where she happily flourished and became a captain of a sports team, a happy ending. When the two were courting, because of her non-aristocratic background I am sure that she would have hurt by jokes like “doors to manual” when she approached the spoilt rich kids who made them. But she married her prince finally, so another happy ending.
    I hope their children turn out as worthy as their parents, and wish this family all the best!

  • Republicofscotland

    Have they named the Royal sprog yet? No doubt they’ll give it a quadruple barrelled name.

  • nevermind

    Rob G, the point I was trying to make is that they are already ib blame game first gear, i.e. they ‘are unable to work with x or why’.

    They rather call another election faffing about then to try and work out partners they can work with, there is no will to even try….
    They are so much up their own orifices that they can’t see that they are not swerving, but procrastinating and stalling this country.

    The City of London is the problem, it suits us to have their shady dirty system, an entity that can be manipulated at all times to suit the ruling classes, overseen by those who have been at it for decades and who hang on strings.

    Time to vote for those who never had a chance, who have been denied power by various dirty tricks, denied access to publicity, excluded during elections. This time they are heard and many people have seen that the one Direction club gets us nowhere at all, needs replacing.

  • Ba'al Zevul

    Have they named the Royal sprog yet?

    I have. Princess Tracy Vodaphone Goldman Sachs-Coburg.

  • Republicofscotland

    I
    “I have. Princess Tracy Vodaphone Goldman Sachs-Coburg.”
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    Nice one Baal but I think you’re a few names short.

    Possibly include: Elizabeth,Purred, Diana,Trident-Privy Purse,Onesnotamused,Worksonlyforfoolsandhorses,saxe Coburg-Gotha,Windsor.

  • Resident Dissident

    “when the western press cannot bring itself to thoroughly report what happened a year ago in Odessa and who was responsible.”

    You clearly didn’t read yesterday’s Guardian.

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