25 thoughts on “Locked In

  • Clark

    Craig, it was a pleasure to partake in and contribute to your partying, and a privilege to contribute to Nadira’s movie-making; I can barely wait to see the completed film.

  • fedup

    This film is about one of those subjects that seems to have been forgotten!!
    Let’s hope it will shed some light on this forgotten misery of the many souls whom jumped out of the frying pan into the fire and the became refugees.

    Although those who are bent on creating the current hostile climate are not sitting by idly and are busy orchestrating Cologne incidents and fanning the flames of hatred in a deliberate and steady fashion.

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    ‘Hitler is on the way to you’: Jewish shoppers ‘abused and pelted with laughing gas canisters’

    Three members of the Orthodox Jewish community, two men and a woman, were allegedly subjected to the “disgusting” tirade and targeted with projectiles by three men in a white pickup truck on Wednesday evening.

    The men allegedly shouted “Hitler is on the way to you, Heil Hitler, Heil Hitler, Heil Hitler” before hurling the small canisters, which were thought to contain laughing gas.

    Paintball gun canister or soda water recharge bullets but no laughing gas, at least in those volumes!

  • Republicofscotland

    Yes good luck with the short film, the old Peterhead prison, nicknamed the “Hate factory” housed some notorious criminals.

  • lysias

    As someone who suffers from diabetes, I often measure my blood glucose. When my measurement seems too high, I often drink a glass of red wine (which has less carbohydrates in comparison with its alcohol content than other drinks). Then, when I measure my blood glucose again about half an hour later, my blood glucose level is substantially lower.

    An important health benefit of red wine proved!

  • glenn

    About that booze guideline from the Torygraph – it’s very hard to take it seriously. Particularly this bit:

    Under the new guidelines the gender difference will be thrown out and drinkers will be to [sic] keep off the booze for at least two days a week in order to allow their livers to recover.

    Heard that on new year’s day – guidelines for men with be “brought into line” with that for women. Why? If ever a guideline looked arbitrary, it’s that one. Men can consume more with less effect, it’s obvious to anyone. Do livers and so on regard it as sexist for them to be treated differently now?

    It’s very hard to take it seriously. One pint, then leave it for a day or so? Give me a break. Fine advice for a pregnant woman or small children perhaps, but plain silly for the rest of us.

  • Ba'al Zevul

    Heard that on new year’s day – guidelines for men with be “brought into line” with that for women. Why? If ever a guideline looked arbitrary, it’s that one. Men can consume more with less effect, it’s obvious to anyone. Do livers and so on regard it as sexist for them to be treated differently now?

    I think it’s part of the now-obvious government initiative to stop people feeling happy and become hardworking families.

  • Pete

    @ Craig: Happy New Year and congratulations to Nadira.

    @ Alcyone: The report you referenced is an article in the Daily Torygraph, quoting an article in the Sun, quoting a report that hasn’t yet been published. This is really going the second mile as regards unreliability.

    If you research the journalist Nicola Harley who wrote the Telegraph article, you will see that she has no scientific education- her degree is in journalism, and her professional background is in court and crime reporting.

    This lack of scientific education is evident from her article. For instance where it quotes research that a constituent of red wine is beneficial in lower doses and harmful in higher doses- but does not state what is meant by “lower” or “higher”, thus the information is meaningless.

    Simply saying “some experts say (a) but other experts say (b) is not scientific reporting, it is merely arguing from authority in medieval style, like the Talmud.

    The Daily Telegraph has, as I remember, a long tradition of scientific illiteracy, probably dating from the good old days when public schools thought science was not relevant to a gentlemanly education.

  • Alcyone

    Glenn

    “It’s very hard to take it seriously. One pint, then leave it for a day or so? Give me a break. Fine advice for a pregnant woman or small children perhaps, but plain silly for the rest of us.”

    Glenn, don’t forget everybody is not as fit as a fiddle, or as you. Particularly, in creating all that balance with serious and regular exercise.

    I wouldn’t recommend conditioning small children with any alcohol at all.

  • Alcyone

    Thanks, fair point Pete. I must admit I just skimmed through the article and I don’t drink at all. In fact my caffeine-free diet coke is probably doing me harm and I need to stop that!

    The report is supposed to be released tomorrow — let’s wait and see. Sorry if I joined in jumping the gun with what appears, prima facie, as bad news.

  • Alcyone

    Alcohol is one of the most popular forms of ‘escape’ from the ‘what is’.

    I light another cigarette…learn to forget.

    I think of one of my favourite poets, Jim Morrison. Looking back it’s like he was just an angel passing through. Achieved so much in such a short space of time. Incorporating some very profound stuff e.g. Universal MInd. Wow!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxizIrbcSuU

    And then, there’s this guy who recorded 50 songs by age 22 and then was taken away — another angel:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aifZk_TTJAI (credit to Sonny West for the original)

    Now Rave on and Party!

  • Old Mark

    The Daily Telegraph has, as I remember, a long tradition of scientific illiteracy, probably dating from the good old days when public schools thought science was not relevant to a gentlemanly education.

    It’s not just the Telegraph- look at the threadbare scientific credentials of messrs Harrabin and Shukman at the Beeb, a Cambridge English degree and a Durham Geography degree supposedly put them in a class apart from their colleagues , and give them the right to lecture the rest of us on everything from public health issues to ‘climate science’.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Shukman

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Harrabin

  • glenn

    Sorry if I joined in jumping the gun[…]”

    That’s not your fault – it was all released by the BBC on NYD, after all. This is what will be put out to the seething masses. My point about small children was very much tongue-in-cheek btw, in case that wasn’t clear 😉

  • John Goss

    Traditional red wine-producing areas have greater longevity in general (the Meditteranean for example). Even in the gluttonous meat-reliant Rabelaisian belly-filling sink-tanks found in France they have greater longevity. With their high-cholesterol heavy-fat diets they all ought to be dead by now. 🙂 I can only put it down to the regular consumption of red wine. French is the best for wine. But leave the meat alone!

    I wish all involved in Nadira’s film, presumably exposing the problems faced by refugees, success.

  • Alcyone

    Oooops, thanks Glenn. I think my notions were coloured by a conversation I had recently with a friend who was telling me that the Germans allow their kids to grow up drinking low-alcohol beer. I have no idea how far it is true.

    I grew up being allowed the odd sips from my Granddad’s daily pink gins at lunch and scotch-n-sodas in the evenings.

    Stopped drinking years ago, but if I’m in Italy by a lake or the seaside, or even in Roma, enjoying a good Linguine Aragosta in good company, i could be tempted to a glass of wine.

    Stay well!

  • John Spencer-Davis

    O/T my apologies, just popping a couple of postings on harassment up on the Coe/Blatter thread. Thanks. John

  • BrianFujisan

    Great Stuff

    and for Scottish arts Too..Best of Luck with that Nadira.

    I hope also the Crowd Soured Film on Media Bias Is Doing well.

    And a Healthy 2016 to all the Family…And All at DTRH Team.

  • Ba'al Zevul

    I can only put it down to the regular consumption of red wine.

    Nah. It’s the Gauloises.

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