Saturday, 15 December 2012

Connecticut 27 school children dead

In Memory

Just before Christmas
27 young children and a couple of adults were shot to death in a school area.
It's unbelievable, but it happens far to often.
Something has to be done about it, at the very least  something is better than nothing!
I saw figures  showing that the average death by hand guns is below 100 per year in countries of the civilised world.
In the United States the amount go's up to 10.700 per year,  about 30 people a day ! something is wrong? how can this be aloud to continue.
It would seem that the politicians have been struggling to come up with a workable answer to this problems for years, to no avail.
I wish I had  answer that would work but I haven't.
What I will say is! " if there are no hand guns, nobody would get shot by hand guns"
America has a wonderful record for it'd achievements in making the world a better place, but this hand gun business is one big stain on a society the world looks up to, but is rapidly loosing respect for.

Get it fixed!


Thursday, 13 December 2012

Thank you.

I would just Like to say thank you, to all  readers of my blog.

Harry Trueman a different kind of President.

During the last couple of weeks, it has started to climb on it's way to becoming my most read blog.
For me; he was a fine decent man and I hope readers of this will think the same. Thank You.

Just a wee fantasy  of mine!

That my blog is being read by politicians and they are having second thoughts  and have decided to copy his ways? giving Honest and decent representation to all.
Just think? in 100 years time people may say" that Agmans blog started the butterfly effect leading to a better life for us all".

I said it was my fantasy! a guy can dream can't he?


Tuesday, 11 December 2012

£ 1:2 Billion

£ 1.2 Billion or if you prefer $1.9 Billion

is a lot of money in any bodies pocket?

The British Bank HSBC is paying this amount to the Federal Government as a settlement!   
to cover its spoor of it's crooked dealings and money laundering, and in an effort to stop the investigation.

After the cheque is cleared I'm sure both sides will retire to a plush restaurant and have a wee toast to celebrate dodging the bullet.
Oh am I being unkind?

They should be named and shamed and then Jailed.

But! They will all get their bonuses, and continue, with no feeling's of guilt.

Don't that make you bite your lip?

don't you just wonder how much they got away with?
Just think how that much money would have helped our economy.

Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely. (Lord Acton)


Sunday, 9 December 2012

Mistletoe kisses

                     Just a wee moment

I sent this wee note to my four grandchildren, in jiffy bags with chocolates in. I headed them. Alice and Mathew. and Rupert and Monty.

I enclosed a picture of each other in the note.

Alice and Mathew or Rupert and Monty.

Just a wee picture for you to to see,
I wonder if you can guess who they may be?

Oh Golly Gee! Here's some sweeties for your tree.

Hang them high,so they don't fall!
you know your dogs will scoff them all.

I know it's not a proper treat,
unless you get something nice to eat.
So just for a further treat I enclose 
Mistletoe Kisses, for you to eat.

GT xxxx


A Little -Light at the End of the Tunnel


Yes I agree it is a very small light on the horizon.
But it is there and it should give us hope.

over the years there has been a noticeable improvement in our lives, its been led of course by a greater improvement in the lives of the well off  in our societies.
These leaders in Industry identified our greatest weakness? which we struggle to control  ADDICTION .
They have ruthlessly exploited it over the years knowing it was poison to most humans in some way, Tobacco being one example.
The super markets exploit our addiction to brand names, hundreds of them, shamelessly.
We come away from these markets laden down with produce that has been designed with our addiction in mind, most of these are completely useless to our well being and may in fact be harmful even to the point that they are not food at all. Just a blind waste.
They even have got us to pay for parking! so we can go into their stores to buy their produces.
Every day of our lives we buy useless produce, just to line the pockets of the rich.
At least a third of our weekly shop is just rubbish  and we are willing to pay extra for a brand name! which we are led to believe is better! we are being led  by a clever manipulating campaign of advertising, on Television and flashy posters everywhere!
There's no escape from the exposure to their adds, it's entrenched in our way of life, we hardly notice it, possible some of us think it's normal and they like, it makes them feel good about them selves.
The Corporate lawyers with there pockets laden with company shares find ways of protecting their clients from the exposure that their products may do to the public and give advice on what may be called acceptable levels of the problems, which mean " how many of us die before they decide to drop the product, or just change it's name.
If it's just a Fad they don't even bother to cover it!  believing that by the time any harm is discovered, the evidence will be easily discredited in a court.
I will not try to list all these product but you can bet, if it comes from a large retailer, your not being charged a fair price.

Well as I said I believe there is a glimmer of hope on the horizon and this is it!
They made a fatal mistake, they introduced a   Must have produced! and it made them more money than any product (short term) than they could ever imagine.
I'm sure there was lots of back slapping in the board room over it. Home Computers leading to the Internet and their Holy grail the Mobile Phone.

Of course after a few guys started hacking into their corporate files and exposing their dirty deeds on the Internet and texting them all over the world.

Nearly all levels of Government were also hacked, shocking the general public on what they got up.
There has been a revolution in information crossing the world exposing the wrong doing of those in power and the industrialist on all sides of the world.( Has to be a good thing.)
Governments came under pressure from the Industrialist to clamp down on hacking and a few hackers have been put in jail after being chased all over the world and still are:!
"Corporate enemy" number one! for exposing the truth!
British Banks are under a lot of pressure to " change their Culture" in regards to their bonus pot, and there is even talk? of clawing back some of the bonuses paid to major investment Bankers, who  (Miss-selling) never performed up to the standards expected.
Politicians have be openly exposed to fraud regarding their expenses!
the list go's on, it's endless, and all because of the Internet and mobile phones. the Lie's about the weapons of mass destruction in Iraq causing the death of hundreds of NATO troops and now they are trying to get us to believe the same story about  Syria.
I believe  there will be an effort by governments to take control of this media phenomena!  ( No conspiracy theory please)
In fact their is a move to control the press in the UK right now, it's the thin edge of the wedge and is not in the public interest.
We must not allow the Government to use a terrible tragedy (in the use of phone hacking) by a few reporters to to stop the freedom of the press.
Yes, hacking is arguably the down side of this.
But it is also the strongest side as well, none of what is taking place now! all the information! would never  have happened if it wasn't for the new media. a lot of things unknown to us are now out in the open, and there is more to come. I think it's fair to say that  greed opened Pandora's box, and now it will never be the same.

Let me just have my fantasy:
The controlling members of our society are out in the daylight of media now, and it's not so easy to be a crook when the  media as  watching, they are no longer safe from their own employees (whistle blowers god bless them) somebody will text it.
So I believe things will get better, slowly yes.
you know what kills a skunk?  its own publicity, and I believe this to be true, we are all watching now.


Friday, 7 December 2012

Alice this wee story is for you and your brother Mathew

Alice & Mathew.

Love you.

I do hope you enjoy this, it's a different way of looking at      
Here Go's.

This famous wicked tale, should never have been put on sale! it's a mystery to me why loving parents cannot see, that this is actually a book about, 

"A Brazen Little Crook"

Now just imagine how you'd feel, if you had cooked a lovely meal, delicious porridge,steaming hot,fresh coffee in the coffee pot, maybe toast with marmalade and the table beautifully laid.

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Drought Victoria Australia

The bush

This is Johns Story.

Victoria Australia.
In some countries of the world they call it a drought, if it hasn't rained for 15 days!

As I stand here on my stoop watching for the sunrise,
it's been two years since any meaning-full rain has fallen, two years since we have been awakened by the soothing patter of rain on our roof,
now we just have the unfriendly cracking noises from the roof shrinking after a day of merciless sun, taking the temperature over 120 degrees F.

This will be my last morning on the stoop for a while.
My wife and I are leaving the property and heading down to Melbourne, where I have a job as a labourer.
The drought has finally beaten me, it has destroyed every living thing green on our land.

It has been months since I've heard any birds or seen  any bush wildlife coming out from the bush, at the top of our property.
Normally dawn was heralded with a chorus of birds,
we would see wombats and Kangaroos and rabbits crossing our homestead, but no more, the sun has scorched every living thing and like me they are all leaving or have already left, to return hopefully when the drought breaks?

Monday, 3 December 2012

Honesty is Fine; But very much out of Fashion.

Unbelievable but true. Thought you might find this interesting ?

Can you imagine working for a company that has only 635 employees, but has the following Employee Statistics.

29 have been accused of  abuse of their wife's.
7 have been arrested of fraud.
9 have been accused of writing bad checks.
17 have directly or indirectly bankrupted at least 2 businesses.
3 have done time for assault.
71 cannot get a credit card due to back credit.
14 have been arrested on drug-related charges.
8 have been arrested for shoplifting.
21 are currently defendants in lawsuits.
 and the last but not least!
84 have been arrested for drink driving in the last year.

Collectively these fine upstanding members of the British community, have cost the British Tax payer: £92,993,748 in expenses.

who are these pack of crooks? you may ask?

They are the 635 members of the House of Commons.

And now the only group that had any hope of keeping an eye ( be it on one eye) on them, the Free Press! is having it's wings clipped.

This group of crooks introduce new laws each year to keep us all in line.

On top of all of this! they receive one the best pension schemes in the country, whilst trying to ensure  that the working man has the worst!

These are of course British Politicians.
Do you think they are any different to the rest in the world? I doubt it! But that's for you to judge.

I leave you with this wee bit of advice;

Better Known than Trusted.