Monday 24th September 2012

My friend has a business which is so small she can only employ amoebas as staff.  She applied for a business loan last year, but due to how tight things have been with the British economy she was turned down.  Wouldn’t the logical solution be to keep things moving so that money constantly flows through the system or is that idea far too simple to grasp?  Mr. Osborne had some bad news last week on the public finances as borrowing hit an August record of 14.4bn, which means he will miss the deficit-cutting target this year….  Oops….  He still gets paid though, right.  
 
The Banks Chief economist, Spencer Dale, has stated that the £80bn Funding for Lending scheme that was launched last month was now finally allowing business’s to borrow again.  Woohoo I hear you cry!  Now go and try borrow some of it, and see what they say.  My question is this, if the quote “Money makes the World go around” is anything to go by, why did they stop sharing it?  Think about this, however much each country borrows somebody somewhere is getting richer whilst holding there sides and each other up from laughing so hard….at our expense.  Bring back the bartering system that’s what I say, there isn’t any politics or red tape involved, if I've got cheese and you've got meat, I’ll swap you some cheese for some meat and visa versa…. Simple.  
That is, unless all of this recession malarkey has been ordained, now there’s a thought, how to keep us little people little and not letting us get above our station, or our place in society. David Cameron’s, wonderful “Big Society”; because that really worked.  Great concept, but very badly executed.  Why don’t we go back to basics and not get conned by the governments pretty words, bring back old fashion community spirit….. Now that’s a spirit I don’t mind being drunk on…… Hic……  
 

Tuesday 25th September 2012

I have friends who are complaining because when they thought their children had flown the coup they are now returning home due to the fact that they can’t afford to live out in the big bad world….  I feel sorry for these youngsters especially if they want to buy a house for the first time.  They've got two hopes and one of them is Bob.  Now Nick Clegg has come up with a great plan (for those of you who are wondering, yes I am being sarcastic) that is to use the bank of Mum and Dad.  Now he is talking about a system where kids tap into there parents hard earned pension called “pensions for property” it‘s a scheme where you can secure a deposit for £10,000. Clearly when people retire they no longer want to have a life and enjoy their freedom from working for the system for all of those years.  
 
The small print is, if house prices fall or our kid’s defaults on the mortgage payments, then you’re screwed, yes up that brown, sludgy, bowel stinking creek without a paddle.  It sounds like a great plan.  With ideas like this Mr Clegg should think about becoming Prime Minister…..  Oh yeah….  He tried that once before.  How about making it easier for people to buy property, we are talking about brick and mortar here….  Other people’s greed and back handers have turned it into a different kind of “bung a Low“.  If you’re a well read or travelled person, you’ll see how some countries build properties for next to nothing, selling them at an affordable price.  
 
There are housing estates and properties lying empty due to the fact that mortgages cannot be obtained, unless there are estate agencies out there called “Shush promotions”.  The UK is a registered company and we the people are its assets, yet we are treated so badly, we need to wake up and start asking questions and not just agreeing to every law passed and accepting it as gospel.  Lib Dem leader Nick, and his party, (I don’t know why they call themselves a party because they’re no fun) need to come up with something that will work for the people….Or is that like trying to put a square Clegg in a round hole.
 

Wednesday 26th September 2012 

My mother is quite an independent person, she taught me and all of my siblings how to be independent without being overbearing and arrogant but also not to be afraid of being dependent without being clingy or a stalker.  A wise woman my mother, as well as being blessed.  
 
There are thousands of people out there who are dependent on their families, due to the fact that the government has put the cost of care fees up, people can’t afford to pay for residential care, so relatives are having to give up their jobs to take care of them, thus causing another chasm in the economy, that’s £4bn worth of wages that would have been funnelled back into the system, money which is now redundant.  Thus the Treasury loses about £1bn in taxes.  More than £5bn a year is being lost because of the social funding crisis.  But it doesn’t end there because people have no choice but to claim benefits to cover there living expenses.  Over 300,000 people gave up work from 2010-11 (that we know about) to look after relatives due to care budget cuts.  Is it just me or are things just going from bad to worse?  
 
Why is it that the elderly are suffering, the very ones that helped to build this country after the war, created industries and put a lot of time and money into the system, yet they are treated with such disrespect, because the ones who have the money and catchy job titles will be ok in their dotage so therefore do not think about the ones who are constantly treading water.  When these people have their “board” meetings are they actually “bored” at these meetings so they come up with the most ridiculous policies to entertain themselves and to torment us?  
 
Surely it would make more sense to improve care for the elderly which in turn will put money into our economy.  I told my mother if she ever needed someone to take care of her, I would move back home and be her carer, she muttered something under her breath that sounded like “she’d rather eat ship and die,” which doesn’t make sense to me at all……. What did she mean?
 

Thursday 27th September 2012

Friends always feel the need to tell me what the weather is going to be like five days before it even happens.  I like to just wake up in the morning to see what the day will hold.  At the moment it’s wet, wet, wet just like my last boyfriend.  Surely we as Brits should be used to this by now, why are we always surprised by our weather? 
 
If we are able to predict the weather so far in advance why are we never prepared for these flood warnings? Or is it because there is nothing we can do about it? Britain is renowned for its bad and unpredictable weather so why haven’t we got safety measures in place for times such as these.  The government is forever making cuts but our taxes never get cut if anything they increase.  The powers that be can send a probe to Mars and man to the Moon`, yet when it comes to our drainage system in the twenty first century it fails us hence the floods. How is this possible? Are we the virus that is spreading as we lift a corner of the world to put our crap underneath it which could possibly be causing such atrocities. We are living in 2012 not 1712.  As per usual in the face of adversity, evil presents itself.  Looters are coining in on other peoples woes, come on people let’s work together, this world would be a much better place, but I guess the seed of division has already been sown, it doesn't mean we have to give up though.  We will always have weather, but does how we live determine the weather we receive? Do we need to respect the planet and its elements more? Only you can determine that.  
 
My fella left his dirty laundry on the floor, the dirty dishes in the sink, he’s stopped contributing to the bills and he leaves the toilet seat up with wee on the porcelain, thus in the middle of the night when I‘m half asleep and need the toilet, I sit on the cold white wee stained throne, which ladies you know isn't funny…..He had to go.  
 
I tried to warn him that there was a dark cloud looming, followed by thunder and lightening, yet when I struck he didn't see it coming.  I can still hear him now tapping on the window outside like hail stones in a storm, clutching his belongings shouting “let me in”.  But as Noah gave out warnings as he was building the Arc and the people refused to listen, history often repeats itself.  His name is no longer down so he’s not coming in, I think I’ll turn the heating up it‘s a bit chilly out.  
 

Friday 28th September 2012

Right now we are living in a time when people are just settling and becoming complacent because being something different is too much of an effort.  We should never be embarrassed to ask questions, the more we ask is the more we will know.  We should also never be afraid to be vulnerable; it’s what makes us human.  Spread the love.
 
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Article by Citizen Jane / 28th September 2012

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