Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Only Wind Right Now - A Bag Of Wind !

The song goes "Let the winds blow free". Certainly a lot of this going on right now .The biggest huffer and puffer being Alex Salmond .
Here are some points to consider for those who can't see beyond the end of their nose.
Mr Blow the Wind Salmond ( backed to some tune by Rupert Murdoch )believes Scotland is due so much because of the oil . Point being most lies off Shetland and believe me these are a folk who do not consider themselves rank and file Scottish .

Assuming Would be King Alex wins the day ...

1) The national health service will no longer support Scotland . Until now they have always been given a better deal by Westminster so what a shock . They must create their own and fund it .
2) The state retirement pension also will be a no ,no and the many benefits . Scotland fund your own
3) King Alex can say how he will use the pound like some Banana Republic and see what it brings him .He'll need to buy a lot in or use the dollar ...or the worthless overseas Scottish Pound Note .
4) As for the Scottish Parliament this must now be funded 100%  .Until now Westminster has contributed a sizeable amount each year .
5) All Scottish MP's down in UK can return or change passport and citizenship.As must teachers and Police offcers

These are but a few factors , I haven't even touched on the EU and Scotland having to be out and alone on a limb .

Oil doesn't last for ever and only so many play golf . King Alex is supposed to know about finance .
As did The Royal Bank Of Scotland and Fred the Shred . Finance for whom ? I wonder .
Scotland is turning into Britain's Taliban by seeking to take people backwards for no other reason than ancient history.
He may well need the wall -Odd really . Berlin tore down its wall and united .
Israel  has built a huge fence and created a hell .Ukraine talks of building a wall . Are these people real?

Should Scotland depart we in England will be a deal wealthier and so will the Welsh .
Bags of wind may blow and we wont cry should they go .
Yes I know it rhymes . Not only Burns can write poetry .Good to end on a humorous note 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Scottish Vote ..How Valid ?

The vote for Scottish Independence draws near so I ask how valid will it be . 
Throughout the length and breadth of Great Britain there are numerous asylum seekers, European workers, Commonwealth citizens, plus students from overseas. These people will be allowed to vote and I ask 'why' ? 
Here in Germany , France etc are Scottish citizens who are never allowed to vote in such an event within Europe and are excluded from this forthcoming event in their home country.
I am not against the vote , so long as it is correctly administered .
a) all should hold a valid British Passport .
b) all should be Scottish .
c) all should speak and read the language .
Any not conforming to this criteria should be excluded .When Berlin voted on the future of Tempelhof Airport only German passport holders were allowed to vote, Note, to have a German passport you must speak German and pass a test about Germany.
Take note Britain on who votes and what their credentials are .

Monday, September 08, 2014

Voltaire A Man Of Vision.

"Let us read and let us dance - two amusements  that will never do any harm to the world"

Voltaire 1694-1778

If all those currently busy killing , bombing and generally behaving in a manner worthy only of mindless louts were to start actually enriching life by at the very least the above two named pursuits,what a wonderful world we may have for all .

Monday, August 11, 2014

Perigee Moon ,Berlin = 'Over The Moon'

After weeks of clear blue sky I wasn't surprised that on August 10th we had cloud building up.
Even so I managed to get this short video of the Perigee Moon as it rose in the sky.
Imagine my joy when on scanning the clips there, captured by my Lumix TZ31, a jet plane flying over the face of this fantastic phenomenon.!  It comes in around 0:44.
As a lover of aviation photography and the moon it is true to say I was 'Over The Moon '.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A Birthday Made Even Happier By The German Team !

What a birthday week I've had ...On the 10th I celebrated my entry to this world .
On the 13th there was a very special celebration birthday breakfast at the Hilton Berlin.
In the evening of the 13th it was wonderful to join with millions and watch Germany win the World Cup 2014. A well deserved victory.
Today, July 15th it was off very early to watch this great  team return to the city by filming their arrival   at  Tegel Airport .
It was a breath taking event with the super Lufthansa 747 receiving a water salute. Germany had played well , played clean and shown that teamwork wins the day . In a world where so much it as gloom, here was a joyful event to mark .

Friday, July 04, 2014

Love Means Nothing - Read On

There are those who think that love is over rated and something for teenagers. 

Then there are those who have other ideas ...Love sustains us and makes life what it is .

I came across this quotation today and wish to share it . Apt as  it has a link to Wimbledon.

"Love means nothing in tennis, but it's everything in life."

Author Unknown

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I'm no teenager and find the above superb. Now to Erica Jong's words.. 

She has a way of being spot on.  What do you think ?  

Here are her thoughts on the theme. of love  :-)

"Do you want me to tell you something really subversive? Love is everything it's cracked up to be. That's why people are so cynical about it. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more." --

Erica Jong.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Support Registered European Taxi Drivers

I caught the tail end and am glad I managed it .Basically European , registered taxi drivers who know their job,believe me I've seen what they have to learn ... are under threat from an IT firm based in US  (where else ) This company has designed an App which by passes the system here ... Today Taxi drivers in Berlin , London and Paris  united in a show of solidarity and I for one support them .
They do a great job , and not for a fortune, are extremely honest and abide by the laws . Twice I have come across , none registered and have left the cab at my request .  The best tariff is that where a driver knows his stuff and takes you from A to B in the quickest time . He needs to know a city for this .
Also one who takes you irrespective of how short your journey is ... Good luck to all the men and women who put on a grand, united parade today . May we all unite and support them .
* seems a lot of support is with the men and women who drive a taxi here .Odd thing is the comments I've had on my YT upload are not showing ..Is this yet another Ap .Little would surprise me.