Monday, 30 May 2016

FOXTEL Joins the other INFO Loonies

     Foxtel should join up with the Channel Seven and the Sydney Telegraph misinformation loonies.( Read former posts to catch up)
     For the past three days , wacky brain dead Ghouls at Foxtel TV have blasted us with the misinfo that the second cricket test match England V Sri Lanka is being played at Leeds in Yorkshire, when in fact it is being played at Chester- Le Street Durham. I am wondering how many times they need to be informed to simply 'get it right'.
     Recently I have been able to post more frequently  this is due to  My wife Rosemary popping out for the day on Mons & Weds and having a cleaning lady  for two hours on a Monday morning, plus the gardener monthly, All I am left with is a Big F/Ntly shop and the local shopping and doctor visits, preparing meals  and keeping things Shipshape.
     The indoor temp on the  sunny Central Coast of NSW facing the Pacific is 15 deg Cel A slightly different temp outside with a wind from the south(Antarctic) creating the chilly conditions-much like a English summer but without the rain but which is expected to descend  upon us throughout the coming week ;providing the weather-casters at the Sydney Daily Telegraph have got it right. In the meantime with little to do, I may wander into the garden and smell the roses -If  I can find any. However, it is a pleasant day  and I hope you  are having one too.
And for the final laugh of the day. The Sydney Daily Telegraph is telling its readers that the test match mentioned is being played in Surrey England.
Vest... Back soon.
Just living is not enough...One must have sunshine,freedom and a little flower.

Thursday, 26 May 2016

The Sydney Telegraph gets it wrong Again.

     For some time  the Sydney Daily Telegraph has published many stupid faux pas ; not just misprints but misleading cock ups which beggar belief.
     Yesterday we had  a classic, not just one mistake but on several parts of its history write up, the British warship  the battle cruiser HMS Hood was referred to as HMAS  Hood.. To mention it several times is pretty stupid, and one might ask 'Who edits this stuff?- probably one of their  bonehead Thugby league sports writers whom of which use 25% of the paper  for their pics of ugly tattooed gaping overweight mutton heads, their nonsensical write ups bore most people to tears.
Going back many years A ship which I had served in was often given the header HMAS when it should be HMS.
     We had Channel Seven A few months back running this story about twenty or so Aus and foreign  Warships visiting Sydney Harbour these were repeatedly described as battle ships by bone heads at Channel Seven and together with a statement that it was the largest fleet to assemble here in a hundred years (WRONG) the Brit Pacific Fleet  consisted of hundreds of ships during 1944-46.
       Australia Expects ETC that every convict will do his duty, Hmm!   I suppose if they published the story about Lord Nelson  being born in Parramatta and commanded the HMAS Dubbo at the battle of  broken hill in 17 91 , it would go unnoticed
     Must not forget this because I  read the Monetary news whenever I  am able and I find it very distressing to read when on occasions the wrong figures are printed in the exchange rate columns, This has happened far too often  and for people like myself who rely on a return on foreign income in part it can be frightening when you see the Euro and Pom pound reversing their figures.
     It was quite chilly last night, however, on waking at 5,30  for a trip to the loo I noticed it had become warmer, on rising at ten thirty I asked er in doors "must have rained last night eh . Her reply was "yes it did ; how did you know"  " dunno ! I just know.".
Vest...Back soon.
     Cease trying to work everything out with your minds. It will get you nowhere. Live by intuition and let your whole life be Revelation.

BTW. All Naval ships are classified as Warships, and each class of Boat, Submarine or Ship has its own particular type  For example,  Battleship, Battle Cruiser, Aircraft Carrier, Cruiser., Destroyer, Frigate,  Mine sweeper,   The list goes on  but you get the picture. Unless you work for Channel Seven or the Sydney Daily Telegraph.

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Quietly going about their business and some smoke too.

Doing it quietly is not always the case arriving at that pinnacle of bliss, but there are somethings you just cant change and one of them is that human beings like making babies, so it is nice to know the majority of us are quietly going about the business of keeping the human race going, and it seems those who are leading the charge are women in western Sydney the city's true heartland.
Now this is good for the economy and-more importantly-good for brothers and sisters. It's not scandalous or outrageous but behind closed doors across Sydney little miracles are being made every day.
Unfortunately some women are making headlines for the wrong reasons, I suppose you might say this a spin off from a former post of mine "Kiss a non smoker and taste the difference"(Archives March 23-05). Most intelligent people who smoke are probably aware that smoking for the first thirty years of your adult life will reduce your life expectancy by up to ten years and also reduce hanky panky within the boudoir considerably too. those who have stopped puffing will tell you I must have been nuts not to have packed it in long ago. However, it is sad when the habits of mothers who smoke will in turn give their unborn child a legacy of lung and breathing problems to deal with for the rest of their lives. I am reliably informed that around twenty per cent of pregnant women continue to smoke during pregnancy against strong advice from health authorities. I say it should be mandatory by law for women to stop smoking during pregnancy and measures taken to forcibly isolate them from tobacco products in order to guarantee the optimum health of the new baby.

Twenty nine years ago just prior to Christmas I was suffering from a severe bout of colley wobbles-an undefined medical problem which was giving me a few bad moments with ongoing pain. In the washup the Doc informed me I would be dead within three months if I did not cease smoking. From that moment on for me fags were a thing of the past, I had too much to live for, my health improved and gave me more powers within the boudoir. 
However, I still believe that the Doctor was a lying sod, but I had litte time to Question his wisdom.

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Loving thy neighbour friend mate or whom you fancy

Lovers Hmm a gorgeous word but a bit too mindful of perfumed bed sheets and wine and MA pills.or  hiding in the wardrobe , or when bent over with a bout of piles when filling in a form at the triage dept or under the bed hiding from the other bloke or husband.
But of course English has always let us down when it comes to romance. although one of the most widely spoken languages in our world; but it is either utilitarian or extremely  crass when it comes to matters of the heart or nether regions.
Considering the universatility of love and at any point people are searching or wanting it big time, regretting it,celebrating it or raving about it - the various ways to describe relationships but what takes place in them can be sordid and ugly,Girlfriend, Boyfriend ,Soulmates , Suitor, Shag, lust, Hooking up sex , spooning, intercourse, screw , bonk, get laid, penis and vagina- and every other unloving name for our anatomy -are they not awful?
The lingo of love sounds like it has been made up by a bunch of Nordic lavatory cleaners who dine on boiled fish and seaweed and snack on the bugs they find while scrubbing the rest rooms.
Worse of all should you be a failure of this tragic love thingy; you will be lumbered for life with labels that paint you a loser, deadbeat, divorcee broken family.. Only philanderer which has a flowery ring to it like hydrangea sounds sexy and poetic but hardly any meaning. Most people who deal in words don't have much faith in them, like happy love and honest and strong. there is a preference for sharp words like punk cheap and phoney. considering the available vernacular Shakespeare resorted to simile and other means to liven up the love oratory, " Shall I compare thee to a summers day say's". Bill to which the reply was "yeah mate youll have to cos lust alone will not a summer make but a season of mists and mellow fruitfulness sounds better".Yes  I have done it. a  x rated post without the 'F'word.
 Vest.... back soon.
Spell check gone again.
This is bound to annoy a few prudes.

Thursday, 19 May 2016

A Claytons increase as Brit Quid goes in reverse

     Equiniti (EQ) - Communications Centre, administers payment of all Armed Forces Pensions on behalf of Veterans UK..... Pension Increase...
     The govt consider an increase to pensions each year. The decision is based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) in September of the preceding year. As the CPI was  minus 0.1% as at 30 September 2015 the govt has confirmed there will not be an increase in April 2016. All  AFPS pensions will therefore remain at their 2015 level.
     I say it's time  we should  borrow the UK Treasury bureaucrats wisdom  to sort out our OZ fiscal dilemma.  Les UK Vet, Budgewoi.AKA Vest....Back soon

The answer is simple: if you want something very badly, you can achieve it. and what we need is more people who specialise in the impossible.

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Hoist them high and lower costs.


    So many businesses going off shore, people complaining about job losses, the catalyst being the result of high wages and high demand for items the hoipoloi cannot afford, theft and drugs meaning  higher insurance premiums more coppers on the beat, and to clean up the mess and hide the problem by incarcerating our crims we need prison officers and blood sucking lawyers to add to the general cost of living, there are other factors which unnecessarily jack up our outgoings but those mentioned can serve the purpose for the moment and here is one job export which would clean up the place.and send a few ambulance chasers broke unless they moved off shore to chase the lower paid jobs, (in this case defence lawyers in Singapore and Malaysia with sod all hope of winning drug related cases
My suggestion is that, the Australian Govt reach a bipartisan agreement with the Singaporean Or Malaysian Govt or both and have all drug related offences from Australia proven in Australian lower courts transferred to those in Singapore or Malaysia, who still abide by inherited British and Australian laws in most situations.
The Singapore & Malaysian justice system would be much cheaper overall, taking in consideration their lower wage structure, speedier sentencing and lower cost of fewer detainees, their draconian laws allowing maximum penalties to be approved meaning the absence  of the Lazarus thingy, no second chances.
People arriving in Australia who are apprehended carrying miscellaneous drugs of varying amounts usually cop a seven year sentence, which usually terminates earlier than the prescribed sentence, These people only get caught occasionaly, meaning the other profitable occasions created misery for drug users and the general public and a rise in the cost of living created usually by theft.
The main problem passing any legislation to bring this idea to fruition is the baulking influence of the main users, our peers, Politicians, lawyers and big business icons and  the Crooks that keep them in power.

If you are a druggy, watch out or one day you may have a dangling good weekend.
And for all you nice people and young lovers have an enjoyable life.

Monday, 16 May 2016

Some things have changed for the better over the years.

     Having read today's Sydney Daily Telegraph story on 80 year old broadcaster John Laws (Lawsy) and yet another fall while out dining at one of his favourite eatery's; brings to mind of yesteryear when his Aus$18,000,000 pad at Woolloomooloo in Sydney was a haven for rats and stores and lay-about items from visiting RN ships of the Brit Pacific Fleet back in the tail end of 1944 until the departure after repairs to her steering problems partially fixed,  the famous Flagship of the BPF HMS King George V, finally left Sydney on Sunday Jan 6 1946  from No 6 Woolloomooloo with a band playing ":Land of hope and glory".
     KGV arrived back in Portsmouth England on a freezing cold day on March 13 1946 after a 66 day journey
     The writer returned to Sydney 25 years later on a migrant ship which made the same journey in 30 Days....Les    89.95 yrs - ex KGV.

Monday, 9 May 2016

Food scraps (Leftovers) to be banned from House hold Garbage collections

 


As it is a Miserable wet and windy day It is the Ideal time  to write about Garbage!

     Food scraps (Leftovers) to be banned from House hold Garbage collections.

 Most councils within NSW Australia have adequate systems for waste removal from households and businesses. The main problem is abuse of the system by uncaring persons with an out of sight out of mind mentality.
     The Sydney Daily Telegraph my favourite daily newspaper (Delivered daily to my door) today, reads.New South Wales will follow South Australias example and allow collection centres for cans and bottles, some of these Items will be redeemable and a 5 or 10 cent reward paid; although the Telegraph also mentions that a possible price hike on the original purchase to cover costs as in the Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away.The main purpose for this exercise is to prevent the wholesale littering of our streets by louts. fortunately we  don't have this problem in our neighbourhood.
     Ban on bin food scraps: . Food could be banned from household rubbish bins or residents may be charged extra to remove it under proposals to deal with the state's growing mountains of garbage. For full details contact your local council for info.
For those people who are not already dealing with this problem and wish to deal with the matter of disposing the putrescibles  themselves, these few hints may solve your problems as well as helping the environment and if you have a garden; help with cost cutting. Of course it is your choice whatever you do.
     Items such as bread and cereal based foods can be distributed to bird feeding at the bottom of the garden along with meaty bones for carnivores such as magpies crows,   Dog owners would find few problems disposing of most bones, those not removed  can be buried in the flower section of your garden. All other food waste such as left overs, peelings, banana skins, fats and more are buried in what I call a Fallow section of the veggie  garden, ( An area not intended for planting within a few months, although digging in these areas after six weeks you will discover an absence of the former waste and a much richer soil, this can be a boon for those gardeners  with sandy soil.
     My veggie patches are about 6ft or 2 metres wide. I dig a trench across at spade depth and each daily deposit can be  covered with soil or if the weather is inclement keep your waste in a covered container until you are ready to dispose of it in the soil.
You will save on compost or have a more productive garden by following these simple tips.
     Remember. What man disposes of, Nature decomposes for the benefit of all.
BTW. All  recyclable items such as cans bottles, glass jars  and paper packaging must be free from food contamination and bottles without tops.
And don't forget that greasy Aluminium throw away baking tray you cooked the turkey or favourite roast in, ours will be placed at the bottom of the garden over a hungry ant nest and will be cleaned for recycling within two days.
Remember, 'Do the right thing". Have a great  day.....Vest.... Back soon.

Gardens are not made by singing -" Oh,  how Beautiful !" and sitting in the shade.  R K