Sunday, 16 September 2007

Arrived at last

Well I have been in Holland for the last 2 weeks now. Strange being in a place but without any set abode which to call home. Home at the moment is a Hotel, it is a magic hotel as when ever I have a shower and use the towels the hotel provides, they are magically cleaned the next day!!

It all sounds very exotic moving to a place and staying in a hotel for work, but the novelty soon wears a bit thing. You can't cook in a hotel, you are constantly eating out in restaurants or buying pre-cooked food in supermarkets. A real annoyance.

Taking about annoyances the Dutch estate agents are consummate professionals at being able to annoy newcomers, with their bizarre work practices. I will never criticise an English estate agent again. Strangely it isn't just the British that seem to be frustrated at the customs of Dutch estate agents, Romanians, Spanish, Portuguese, Irish, South Africans and Bulgarians - probably in fact the whole of the European Union other than Holland think that Dutch Estate Agents suck.

They want money from you as soon as you walk through the front door and that is really only so they can talk to you or show you some properties. This is usually about 50 euros. Consider if you are desperate to find a property and you register at a few agents. You will have already thrown away 150 euros on piss all.

An interesting example illustrates the stupid situation in Holland were the estate agents really do squat on your behalf and in reality the landowner is king. I saw a nice apartment that I wished to move into and so wanting to show my commitment to moving into the property I signed the contract as soon as I saw the house. The contract is binding on my behalf, but not on the behalf of the owner. A few hours later I got a phone call saying that the owner had gone with the other prospective clients who signed a contract after me. It is clearly unfair and potentially discriminatory. If you are a Muslim, black or a Jew or even single, you are stuffed!

The Dutch seem to be make up for these negative aspects by being good in other departments. Their women for example are really tall and elegant looking. And frustratingly(embarrassingly so) very fashionable. I am woefully unfashionable at the moment, just marginally so in the UK but now it is shouting out....BUY NEW CLOTHES YOU TRAMP!!!!

Well have to get an apartment first and get paid as well, so it is still scruffy little Brit abroad still.

I have a thing or so to say about ex-pats but I will leave that to another time...

Sunday, 19 August 2007

absent friends

Haven´t been around, life is hectic at the moment. blogging is a strange game seems to come at you like a shark attack in deep water and then turning away in the last instant leaves you bewildered. Apparently most blogs end in the first couple of weeks so I feel that I am still doing alright, consider I am moving country and all.

Some advice if you are considering moving country don´t have a haphazard way of doing things like me and leave everything until the last moment. it is a real pain but at least I have the consolation of going to a nice hotel room for the first month, rent free...Hotel rooms are not great having stayed in a few for previous work and all. i think it is just the work aspect that detracts from the overall good feeling of being in a hotel and/or normally the shitty locations that these hotels are situated in.

Feel a bit angry right now as i was on an expat forum reading threads about holland and all these UK based do´ gooder wanting to close down these coffee shops. FUCK you you bastards...
un-satiated with screwing up their own country they are moving like a swarm of locusts to the next nearest field to wreck havoc. Wha is wrong with these people. I promise to be the perfect immgrant...whatever that is.

Anyway due to shortage of internet I don´t know when I will get to write again, so hopefully I will have a lot of pent up anger at that stage to write about.

Rerading the news today it seems that Russia is wrattling its sword again. I resurgent Russia!! WOOHOO wonder what that will mean. At least during the cold war they said that the west was the example, the land of free. I wonder if it will be like this in the future round.

Wednesday, 8 August 2007

Governments at their worst...

If you ever wondered how low the government can go watch this

Foot in mouth on behalf of government

It seems that the recent outbreak of Foot and Mouth disease in England was due to at best incompetance on behalf of the Pirbright government facility and at worst a deliberate case of bio-terrorism by the said facility and American vaccine maker Merial Animal Health. Already high ranking officials are starting make rumbling noises about a possible leak due to 'animal rights' activists. But how an activist could get access and clearence to a level 4 bio-weapons facility that also houses anthrax and ebola and is protected by armed guards of the Ministry of Defence Police and the Military Provost Guard Service is unclear.

Why would an activist want to kill millions of cows it just does not add up. Who gains to benifit from a new outbreak of Foot and Mouth disease? Meriel Animal Health would certainly benifit from a renewed rush of vaccinations in this new debarcle.

Interesting to note that immediately before the this latest outbreak was made public a drill was taking place at Pirbright facility using live viruses in a scenario which mirrors the current events according to Patricia Doyle, PhD.

It is hard to swallow that corporate/government interest would further terrorize an already decimated rural society, but nothing really surprises me anymore from this government.

full article can be read here

Tuesday, 7 August 2007

The problem with moving

I really hate renting houses, it sucks big time. I always feel resentful that I am paying for the other guys retirement at my own expense and it is driving me crazy. Actually not being to afford to buy a new house was one of the reasons I had decided to move to Holland in the first place. Maybe I should of done a bit more research as the prices are not that more cheaper there than they are in England.

That isn't exactly true as they are cheaper and they generally look more modern as well. I think it has something to do with he British Architectural traditions in England and their obsession with building in the vernacular...Things have to fit into their surroundings perfectly as if the entire nation of England has been disemboweled, pickled and preserved by a carnival of architectural death cultist. Something is not quite right. The league of gentlemen were right on the mark...

In Holland they are much more progressive, they have prostitutes, coffee shop and everything is much more in the open. Funny how a lot of English architects are held in high esteem in Holland, designing cutting edge urban developments but shunned by their homeland (England). Oh well, if you like to be pickled then England if the place to be...though the pickles are generally Mango, Lime, and Tamarind pickles these days.

Immigration in the UK was another factor for me deciding to leave UK, over the last 15 years I have just seen the UK go down the toilet. They have let in anyone and everyone regardless if they have TB, AID and whatnot. It really is a free for all. I would not mind if it was incompetence, but in fact the longer I stay in the UK I see it in its truth a concerted effort to devalue life in the UK. It is a washout of the gene pool, cultural suicide; capital does not care if cultures disappear or survive only profit returns matter.

Funny how a lot of Multinational corporations threatened to pull advertisements from Facebook upon realising that the British National Party has a presence on facebook. Of course they mind because the policies of the BNP would stop this mindless flow of immigration to UK shores and probably get ride of a lot detritus PC legislation with it. Policies which these companies rely on to reduce wage costs in the UK. Ah penny drops!

Is a shame the direction that the UK has taken, I really love the UK and want to see it do well, but it needs to shake of the political elite which are driving the native population to flee in ever increasing numbers...It makes me sick.

Even more sickening is seeing the increasingly short time I have left here to sort out all my shit...I still have no idea what to do with my bed etc and big furniture pieces. Moving on a tight budget is always risky...It will be an adventure though and I can't wait!

Thursday, 2 August 2007


I really like Hindus and I think they have the right idea. In reality I never really got it in my head about a single God. Why can there not be more than one God? There are more than one universes, there are more than one set of mathematical theories describing creation. There are different aspects of nature, which just don't have any significance if there is only one God. In this regard I feel Hinduism is very good, it brings together many beliefs and houses them under one roof, instead on alienating them(caste system aside).

I am quite interested in religion and for something that I am interested in I know embarrassingly little about it. I really think that the Judo-christian tradition has been harmful and ego-centric in relation to nature. I remember years ago reading Religion and Psycho-analysis by Eric Fromm, which at that time, had a big impact on me. I really do recommend everyone to read it especially born again Christians and Muslims.

The thing I cannot stand with Islam and Christians alike is the fact that they have no respect for culture. They continually undermine what culture was there before. It sickens me when I hear these whining Muslim women defend their right to wear head scarfs and burkkas as a part of their culture. These people have no idea that it is an alien culture which had been forced upon them, like in Bali or Afghanistan for example.

The new battles lines have been drawn in India, Africa and China.

In Roman times this happened, the concept of ta patria existed to maintain customs and beliefs. It is the respect for ancestral traditions. Just as today Globalismation is bent on destroying custom and faiths of so many people around the world. Early-Christians were scorned precisely because they had absconded from their ancestral belief i.e Judaism. Just as Muslims deserted from their Judeo-Christian roots later. They tried to overcome traditions by forcing their own ideas of culture onto everyone and everything, supplanting beliefs and tradition. It is Nazism in reality and is all about the control of your mind. If religion was not important why wage a war for the "hearts and minds" in Iraq and Afghanistan?

What is the value in worshipping a God when you deny the value of everyone elses Gods. Christians and Muslims take note...

Modern times

It is funny really that I have been driven from my own home. I am now officially a refugee. I have been priced out of the UK and it is the governments fault. They have been bent on a policy of driving out the UK indigenous and replacing them with sponging, miscreants from various third world countries like India, China and Somalia. No disrespect to people from these countries, as it has often been said that they are "better citizens than the British", I will forget all the muggings, violent crimes carried out daily on the Birmingham buses buy Somalian....They are such GOOD CITIZENS, oh can you teach me to be so nice....maybe I would not have to be evacuated from my own country then.

What is with blogging that makes me angry?

Anyway, draw deep breath, I live in the happy state of knowing that all great empires come to an end.
No matter when I run to I am sure that increasing prices will eventually take me to Somalia and the world will have truly been turned upside down.

Where I live in the South of England, Oxford to be precise, there is a glut of rich students that seem to inflate the cost of living even for the most basic things. Rent especially is extortionate, you are lucky if you find a place 800 pounds a month for a 2 bed apartment. But that doesn't include bills or taxes etc... So me earning the most money that I have ever earned ever in my short sorry career, has been forced to move over seas.

I was in Holland recently and talking with a girl in a coffee shop told me ' Hey come to Holland, sure you will get a job easily'. So depressed one day in oxford decided to send off a few speculative emails and low and behold I got a job in Holland!!! So Eindhoven is my destination and I have no idea what life will hold for me when I arrive! All I know is that the salary is better than Uk, and things are apparently cheaper than UK...We will see

I really do hope that it will be a positive experience, I used to live in Spain for some time and I really loved the service and cafe culture that they have there. Is a shame that the UK has become such an americanized place but without the service culture of America.

Saturday, 28 July 2007

The problem with the French

The problem with the French is that they are great at so many things but they just can get the layout of a keyboard done properly. Here I am borrowing a laptop from a French,an and all the keys are in the wrong position!!! Worse still if Iwant to use numbers I have to hold down the caps lock. It is a pain, no wonder the French are always complaining!!!

They do make great food though...

Thursday, 26 July 2007

MMR vaccine linked to autism

There is growing evidence that the MMR vaccine given to children are directly linked to the impairing of brain development in children causing autism. The preservative Thiomersal while not present in the MMR vaccine has mercury content of 50%. Evidence is mounting that the MMR vaccine can provide the 'trigger', when taken with other vaccines which do contain the Thiomersal preservative, to start symptoms associated with autism. This preservative has also been linked to the increase in bowel cancer in subjects that have taken MMR vaccine.

This beggars belief that we are using known dangerous substances to inoculate our children with. I am not against vaccines in general if they are proven to be safe and do not contain dangerous chemicals which are known to retard development and cause illness.

While the European Agency for the Evaluation of Mediacal Products(EMEA) has issued extreme caution in using these ingredients in vaccines at least 10 current vaccines in the UK contain this deadly preservative. The EMEA has also said in no uncertain terms that no vaccines for toddlers and infants should contain Thiomersal due to their dangerous effects(none of which has been covered in UK media). Despite this the government continues to poison our future generations but pumping them with known dangerous substances.

Shambo saga continues

A reprieve for Shambo, this morning at 8 o'clock government officials that arrived to take Shambo away to be slaughtered were refused entry to the temple by more than 100 protesters. The officials did not have a search warrant and the temple guards were within their rights to deny access to Shambo.

Government officials said:

"We are monitoring the situation at Skanda Vale very carefully this morning and are very concerned that the bullock may be getting distressed by the noise and activity around him.

"Our concern has always been to minimise distress to the animal throughout this sensitive operation. We appeal to the community and the media to facilitate this by allowing our staff to get on with their work."

Is this government official on Prozac or something, they are there to take this animal away and to slaughter it - that is about as distressing as you can get. I really think this cow is used to humans activity around it, religious ceremonies and noises associated with that. "Distressed by the noise and activity", these fools are there to kill the beast. Furthermore they are appealing to the protester and media to HELP them get on with their lovely 'work'. Do they feel guilty or something?

Anyway I looked on the Shambo cam today and it has been turned off, probably y government officials so they can get on with their ''work'' out of the public gaze when the day does arrive.

Bad weather - Bad mood

Looking out of the window at the so called "Great British Summertime" I feel like bursting into tears. There is very little great about it and should be re-branded to something which doesn't give such big expectation in the local population. We are just building ourselves up for a fall.

Like many people in this country I am fortunate to have travelled quite extensively. During my university days I used to live in Spain, in a region called Murcia, there they have a great summertime, not to be confused with the Great British summer which doesn't have anything great about it at all.

I used to work in a butchers shop which was a great experience and also as a barman in a very annoying English pub - which I didn't like at all...was awful in fact. I really did learn that I am a terrible barman. The thing I love about Spain are the people they are such a fantastic lot. It must have something to do with the weather as they are always out and about and laughing and talking (normally between cigarettes).
It is their way of life perhaps, I don't think you can put it down to just a Mediterranean culture as I am sure someplace in Eastern Europe have a similar way of life e.g. Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia(Slavic country still!), and so forth. I am still sure that they have a better cafe culture in Iceland than in the UK.

After coming back recently from Spain I was thinking about how wonderful it was, in the height of the tourist season and in one of the most expensive Costa's in Spain to be able to order 2 plates of tapas(ternera and lomo), one a beef stew and the other was a very nice pork dish along with 3 coffees and a bottle of water with a basket of bread. 7 Euros.


I come back to the 'Great Satan,,,I mean Britain' and they don't even sell stuff like that in a cafe, probably due to Health and Safety reasons. Instead we are offered pizzas, which are generally some poor bread stick with melted cheese on top which look as if they are embarrassed to be on sale normally £2, other food which I cannot get the strength to talk about because it is too depressing to think of and also coffee that tastes like is is either far too milky and served in Bucket mugs or watered down burnt variety that scolds the mouth instantly and normally served in polystyrene cups that keep the molten contents too hot for far too long.

Pass me a shotgun please, ever seen 'Falling Down' the movie?

I think we have to change our culture folks we are paying for these things and we deserve some sort of service. Fair is fair. I would hate to see how much the simple but great tapas would cost in this country - they would probably sell less good things under the name of Tapas in some rip off Tapas bar in the west end.

Anyway Bad weather, bad mood...I will just sit here and breathe and think of when I will get back to Spain...

Wednesday, 25 July 2007

Shambolic - The sad case of Sambo

Shambo has been sentenced to death. The sacred Hindu cow was diagnosed with bovine TB and under UK law must be put down to prevent the infection from spreading. It seems ridiculous to me that the government cannot ship Shambo out to India to give him a reprieve from execution and thus not offending the Hindu gods. Maybe the flooding in England will start running red with blood if this sacred beast is killed.

There should be some sort of compromise, I mean this cow is isolated from the surrounding area really and there is no contact with other cows. Why do they have to put him down? Just ship him to India, but the government in all its heavy handedness always knows best and must be obeyed.

The government really does not have any respect for anything these days whether it be freedom, liberty, or religion. Hindu cows are slaughtered, Muslims are locked up, people are being fingerprinted and retina scanned in our airports.

Poor Shambo, he really is a true representation and symbol of life. Sacrificed just like our way of life by a government bent on total control.

See Shambo here

In earlier days sacrifice was meant to bring people closer to the nature around us but this slaughter devoid of any religious implications is set to destroy our link to society at all, like Margret thatcher claiming there is no such thing as society. This is not just the death of Shambo but of England itself...

The problem with gadgets

I really do not like gadgets, they make me feel like an idiot. I don't even like televisions as there never seems to be anything of any interest on the television box these days. I used to think that buying clothes was bad, I always seem to buy clothes that do not suit me, doesn't help with the endless amount of arrogant pushy types that pollute televisions these days dictating fashion. No wonder I am falling apart at the seems and cut the power cord to the television set.

Things seem to have moved on since then, it seems that mobile phones have replaced clothes for the fashionazis. Damn, I always buy the wrong model it seems. When ever I buy a mobile phone a friend comes around with what seems to be an infinitely 'better' model. Well I have resigned myself to being one step behind everyone else.

What is the point of gadgets? There is no point, they are supposed to make life easier. For me it seems they just make my life unbearable. Don't get me wrong, I just have worked a lot with gadget people in my career, for example, 'I can synchronise my email to my Linux running PDA and check my emails even before I get through my front door via my wireless connection'

You moron the corporates will have you working 24 hours next.

Anyway I opted out of the circulation of signs and signifiers (or tried) a long time ago, and I nurse my in-ability to see gadgets as essential and indispensable with the thought that the housing market will crash...

First Blog

An auspicious occasion as I put finger to key or is that pen to paper and make my debut in, the already saturated with too much content, blogosphere.

Is this the so called man-made global warming the politician are pushing for? A lot of hot air I say.

I am not sure how I acutally got this blog up and running as I was trying to run mysql and apache and so forth but that just seemed to be like a lot of hard work. I guess that is the risk we are all exposed from geekism and geekist in general. They do run the world.