There is an old saying, ” You can’t suck and blow at the same time ” The Right Republican Nazis [ RT-Rep-Nazis ], who dominate the UK, Can. and the USA are fatally flawed in terms of their creed. There was a birth defect in their DNA. Being less intelligent than the majority of the population in the above countries the righties need a set of values, strict supervision and approved actions carved in stone lest they individually stumble and forget where they are supposed to be at. The US, Can. and UK Nazi press [ not the CBC, BBC, PBS and the Guardian / New Statesman ] promote rightie propaganda, publish false news, censor current events, spin stories and most of all preach to the followers of the hard right wing. This goes on each and every day. The poor souls need to be baby sat. These papers tell righties what to think, how to act and most of all they are warned never to think for themselves. The rightie creed does not recognize HUMAN NATURE OR MOTHER NATURE. People who find themselves under the Fascist boot rebel. And tsunamis, volcanoes and climate change bow to no man, not even the mighty righties. The right wing believes steadfastly in that saying coined by Herbert Spencer [ 1822 / 1903 UK ], ” survival of the fittest “. Spencer plagiarized Charles Darwin and added a few wrinkles of his own, things which appealed to many of the rich and powerful in England and the USA at the time. A movement developed around Spencer, who rode on Darwin’s back but substituted his own interpretation of the, ” Origin of Species “. Spencer’s take on Darwin always bears the originators’s name, not his own. Righties are serial plagiarizers, they will steal anyone else’s thunder and make it their own. Mencken was supposed to have translated some of Nietzsche. But H. L. put a lot of his own stuff in his books. Such books could be called Nietzsche, American style. The right worship at the feet of Nietzsche [ the little man who was never there ] and Henry Mencken [ who was a wimp who likes the thought of being an Upperman ]. This rightie mumbo jumbo is just like ISIS, a group that has little to do with the Muslim world. ISIS could have called themselves the Coca Cola Terrorists and been just as legitimate. Darwin was right, Spencer was wrong. Spence also threw Lamarckism into the blender. This theory contends that from great, rich, successful people superior progeny flow. Extra smart children and this Overman / Underman nonsense has nothing to do with Darwin. But the righties [ US, Can. and the UK ] have never developed anything original themselves. In the USA, their creed, from the very beginning has taken the work of others, modified the contents to suit their own purposes and then claimed themselves as a legitimate movement. The name dropping goes like Adam Smith, Herbert Spencer, Fred Nietzsche, H. L. Mencken, Ayn Rand, Walter Kaufman, Friedrich Hayek, Leo Strauss, Ludwig von Mises, Martin Heidegger and the Austrian School of Economics [ among others ]. If you read the full history of these individuals and compare the way they are portrayed in the rightie creed it is to see the difference between historical fact and pure fiction. Just to think of the thousands of young people indoctrinated at the Universities of Chicago and its’ branch plant in Calgary who have been led so far astray. Being somewhere out there and having no real view of mother nature and human nature these youngsters do not have what it takes to adapt. The righties took to Spencer like a duck takes to the water and that is where the fatal flaw was planted and this flaw exists to this day. Darwin discovered that the species that survived were the ones who adapted best to the changing conditions. The Woolly Mammoth descended from the Russian Steppe Mammoth which descended from the African Elephant. The Steppe Mammoth, had some hair and bigger ears similar to the African / Asian. As the last ice age advanced, 75 thousand years ago, the Woolly Mammoths survived with a heavy, wool like coat, 3 inches of blubber like a whale has and much smaller ears to name a few positive attributes. The Steppe Mammoths died out. Then 10,000 years ago the last Woolly Mammoths died out in New Mexico USA, as the climate warmed up. Darwin’s theory pertained to tens of thousands if not millions of years. Herbert Spencer tried to link Darwin’s theory of evolution to a man’s lifespan and the snake oil he was selling appealed to a lot of weak minded losers who were not capable of thinking for themselves, including many of the the rich and powerful. The righties creed states that you are not your brother’s / sister’s keeper. Righties think that those lower down the ladder and the poor are there because they are inferior. Spencer wrote that nothing should be given to the poor because they would reproduce and England would be overrun vermin. Our Herb, thought it best if the poor died as soon as possible. Apparently David Cameron thinks the same way. Tube riders and floodplain dwellers are expendable. Thus allowing more breathing space for the ranks of the superior people and their superior progeny like Boris Johnson. There was a big hole in Spencer argument. From two brilliant parents sometimes the village idiot emerges. From out of the ranks of the so called poor, those of genius standing can emerge. This fact proves that it is essential fr a strong democracy to provide 3 squares, a warm abode, universal health care and a first rate educational system. This can only be provided in a REAL DEMOCRACY, not the one Preston Manning promotes. Brain studies have shown two very powerful forces are at work in normal human beings, the need for relationships and the comfort that provides. Also most people [ not the righties ] get pleasure from working together. Thus a healthy and well educated population can create a successful society wherein the wealth of the land is shared by all. I was in business for 50 years and quite successful. For those with drive, ideas and sharp minds, I see nothing wrong with their accumulating a nice bank account. This reward pushes some people to reach for the heights and all society benefits. But there must be laws passed by the majority with two things in mind. No cheating allowed, cheaters go to jail and there must be fair taxation. When Conrad Black is driven down Bayview Ave., into downtown Toronto he must be made to appreciate that Bayview and all of the services thereupon were paid for by all of the citizenry. Herbert Spencer’s brand of snake oil was to preach to the rich and the powerful that they could enjoy the rich environment in England, free of cost and need not accept any responsibility beyond there own wants. The problem in that David Cameron’s Britain is still overhung with Spencer’s nonsense. The movers and shakers still feel themselves free to self deal, take privileges to which they are not entitled and to treat the menacing masses as dangerous. Just as Spencer, Nietzsche and Mencken would have it. After more than 100 years there are still people who subscribe to the existence on the Upper Man and the Upper Woman. The righties would never admit to the fact that they consider themselves exceptionalists and thusly entitled to the pick of the spoils. The sooner we disabuse the high flyers of this mistaken idea the better.
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A good place to start would be to delve into two scenarios in the UK. I feel justified in sticking my nose into English affairs. James and I were invited by Ken Livingstone, the former Mayor to try our hand at cooling the London Underground. We are owed $24,000 for solving that riddle of the ever increasing temperature in the deep Tube tunnels and developing the fix. The Cool The Tube Directorate, was headed by Kevin Payne, the Director of Innovations was Nigel Casey. The organization was of substantial size when James had meetings there. The Cool Group had a budget of 300 million pounds. The whole operation was widely covered in the London press and it was all systems go in the quest for cool. Out of this frantic search CAME OUR DISCOVERY OF THE CAUSE AND OUR SOLUTION. THERE SHOULD HAVE BEEN A HAPPY ENDING THEN. BUT THERE WASN’T. WHY??? Rather, like in the old Westerns, James and I were rudely pitched out into the dusty street by the corrupt YET ANXIOUS management at TfL. At this very time the Cool The Tube Team began disbanding behind Ken Livingstone’s back. In early 2008 I wrote to tell Ken, MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. A reply to my letter to Ken came from TfL, months before BoBo Johnson defeated Ken for Mayor. Mayor Ken’s cool initiative was clearly being thwarted by Hendy and Brown. Livingstone obviously didn’t get my missives and only in my present posts [ 2014 ], would Ken have learn his efforts struck gold, 6 years late. Poor Kevin Payne, for someone who was so vocal, to be reassigned by TFL and made to silently disappeared into the ether. In Feb. / March 2008 I wrote letters to Cameron, Johnson, Hendy, Brown, Livingstone, Kevin Payne, the TfL Board et al. All were made aware of our mistreatment and the fact that the overheat problem HAD BEEN SOLVED. There was absolutely no elation, not a single positive response as one might be expect. There was absolutely no joy from the insiders in Londontown that the Tube indeed could be cooled. Now, boy, that WAS a surprise to James and I. The possible deaths of riders and the disruption of London due to closure did not resonate with this uppy up class. The incurious London press who also got my letters, fell silent on the Cool The Tube Project. Something big was obviously up. A higher force was at work here, MONEY. Are the menacing masses only of interest to the papers when they either strip down to get cool or die??? Early on Mayor Livingstone was concerned that riders would die if the overheat wasn’t solved [ 2013 ]. Then his taxpayer / ratepayer Cool initiative came to a crashing end [ 2007 ]. With no solution in hand while the solution was sitting in the wings. Huh? WHY??? Apparently Ken was kept out of the loop? The only press coverage from that time forward [ 2007 ], up till to-day is when things get so hot that someone disrobes down to their scanties. Or the Tube is so hot TFL issues it’s usual 2003 proclamation word for word, ” Carry bottled water and if you are going to throw up, do not pull the emergency cord “. This TfL message has been floating around for a dozen years, yet the overheat problem was solved 7 years. Hendy, Brown and Johnson know the fix to be fact. And all of the other movers and takers also know this to be fact. It is an example of mass upper class denial. WHY??? Money. The only losers in the scheme to NOT COOL THE TUBE are the riders whose pocketbooks and lives are on the line. The result of this state sponsored theft is that there is no value being provided for the huge charges of hundreds of millions of pounds laid on TfL private contractors like Pasons Brinckehoff. The Cool The Tube Team apparatus was funded London taxpayers. But it was quickly dismantled behind the scenes without ever solving the overheat issue. It is like watching a race wherein the runners who are half way round suddenly disappear. As usual the London press remained incurious. Those inside the Cool Team knew a solution had been arrived at but TfL’s Hendy and Brown were having none of solutions. This self dealing on the part of Government Agency has and is making for an unnecessary uncomfortable ride, has and is raiding the public treasury, while at the same time putting riders lives in harms way. Why have Hendy and Brown been able to pull off this ongoing heist. The Nazi press is paid to keep this kind of theft private, as well as diverting attention, sowing confusion and making people anxious. Why did WW 11 happen??? Because Hitler controlled the press by force. Germans didn’t know what was happening until Bomber Command and the USAF began converting their towns and cities into rubble. British and American reporters in Germany before the War had their dispatches censored by Geobbels. These reporters resorted to code and as a result the world knew what was going on in Germany while the Germans themselves didn’t have a clue. I know more about the London Underground and the massive flooding in the UK than the Brits do. The London Nazi press needs people to buy their papers, therefore the reader are owed the truth. Rather the papers are double dipping. They are taking money on the side to misinform the public. Buy a newspaper in England [ not the Guardian / New Statesman ] and you are paying to dumb yourself down. Becoming stupider and stupider as you move into the future is not a good plan. The other life or death matter is the 2013 / 2014 unnecessary flooding in England. 200,000 people were affected. Under the title of, can believe this, two of the leading people in the Conservative Government stated that the Brits are just going to have to get used to the risk of flooding. Isn’t that a sign of a corrupt Government, a sign of a Government on the wrong track. Cameron minions says to the people, get used to the idea that you can be flushed down the toilet on a moment’s notice and Cam offers NO HOPE. This outrage is unacceptable when you consider that England can be flood proofed for a fraction of the money Cameron is now wasting for NOT DOING THE JOB. That money is being spent on Cameron’s friends. Flooding can be mitigated at an affordable cost. With the Conservatives, their right wing ideology always come out on top, screw the menacing masses who are of lower value. The rightie, Herbert Spencer said that 150 years ago, in England. To those who are inferior but imagine themselves as exceptional, the news that the bulk of the population doesn’t measure up is sweet music to the exceptionalist’s ears. Putting up with damp discomfort that is solvable is just outrageous. The flooding problem and the Tube overheat can be managed at a reasonable price. The difficulty was and is the right wing approach to such problems. The smell of Herbert Spencer still lingers in the air. Being the fittest on the planet [ the rightie’s own assessment ] is no guaranty of survival. What is needed now is leadership with the capability to ADAPT TO CLIMATE CHANGE. The smart people in the world must adhere to Adaptive Darwinism. Herbert’s flawed thinking still affects the thinking of Cameron, Johnson and Osborne, the US Congress and Herr Harper that the Nietzsche Undermen don’t deserve any attention, because they are inferior. Hitler murdered 6 million because he thought them inferior. The Conservatives see the lives of Tube riders and flood victims as being collateral damage on the way to the triumph of the Master Race. This means Global Warming, flooding and the hot Tube will be ignored by David Cameron and company in favour of making cash behind the scenes. The only answer is for the UK voters to elect people who see the need to adapt to survive as important. Adapting is not part of the rightie creed. After the King’s Cross fire in the Underground in 1987, on Thatcher’s watch, an Inquiry was called. Desmond Fennell QC was made Commissioner. He was a Conservative who had sought elected office. Thatcher narrowly limited the terms of reference for the Inquiry. Any Commissioner worth his salt would not have agreed to prearranged limits on his investigation powers concerning the 31 deaths. Thus this Thatcher Inquiry was an out and out whitewash. 20 years later many of the recommendation made by the Fennell Commission HAVE NOT BEEN IMPLEMENTED. And the Government did not followup on the recommendations. And the 1987 CEO of TfL was not fired, he stayed on so he could say that he had retired and then he was given a knighthood. This was in a sense, reward an incompetent fumbler who allowed 31 riders to die. I can see why Peter Hendy and Mike Brown are unperturbed about the possibility of a train breakdown and loss of 200 lives in the present. If there is such a unfortunate event in the hot Tube, another narrowly focused inquiry will be called. It will take a year or more. Hendy and Brown will be long gone from the scene with their fat pensions. To add to a most pleasant experience for the insiders, will be the hundreds of millions of pounds extracted from the people’s purse illegally by the TfL management. This for distribution to their friends and private companies over a 12 year period. Would you think it right to be bill for the purchase of 100 pairs of spiked heel shoes for an old lady in a wheel chair. Then what is the difference between that shoe purchase and hundreds of millions of pounds worth of Air Conditioning from Parsons Brinkerhoff to NOT COOL THE TUBE??? The fix is in. Everyone at the trough will walk away whistling at their good fortune and they’ll have not the least concern for the pile of bodies that remains. In fact the Tube is so hot at times the EU would not allow TfL to transport cattle. Members of the menacing mob are unworthy of even counting. The papers remain tight lipped that’s what they get paid for. When there is great loss of life from future floods, another Inquiry will be called, another whitewash for sure. And Cameron’s close associates will bear no liability. There is no need to be uncomfortable on the Tube. But your discomfort is worth a lot of money, hundreds of millions of pounds in the pockets of the Hendy / Brown group of friends / private businesses. There needs to be no risk of lives from a hot Tube. The problems has been solved. Risks to the lives of riders or homeowners / property from flooding can be tolerated no more. Ontario solved the flooding threat in the 1960s. The southern part of our Province is exactly the same size as the UK. And our population is only a quarter of that of England. Here is a tip for you David Cameron. Your right wing ideology should take second place to fixing the Tube and flood proofing England. Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. But Dave I know you are unable mentally to break free of Thatcher and Herbert Spencer.
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I do not write for important personages, the ruling elites, politicians and the movers and takers etc. I write specifically for the people. This to help them adapt to the constantly changing scene and climate change, the masses need a dependable road map. My aim is to indicate to all of Nietzsche’s herd [ we wee folk ], the fastest route to GO and identify all the EXITS, if needed. In taking down two of my posts David Cameron has signaled that he doesn’t want you have a road map. Cameron conspires with the Barclay Brothers, who are tax evaders, to use the Telegraph to tell lies to the menacing mob who are actually in the majority. It is important to Cameron that you DON’T GET TO KNOW WHERE YOU ARE GOING. This, so you can be more easily manipulated and your pockets picked. If you know that death haunts the Tube you will make other arrangements. But Hendy, Brown and TfL withhold important information like that. TfL and its’ friends are making too much money to level with riders. If you are house hunting and you have access to the Ordinance Survey floodplain maps you would be able to see that the prospective subdivision is located on hazard lands. But Cameron had the Ordinance Survey hide their floodplain maps away, away from public eyes. That was Hitler’s pitch when he burned books. The Fuhrer want the German people to be dumbed down. He shot all the academics and intellectuals. Fascists fear educated and informed voters who only strengthen a democracy. Such a strong democracy has the power to eradicate corruption as in the cases of Hendy, Brown and TfL. And David Cameron and his builder friends like Andrew Sells. I no longer read the Canadian Nazi newspapers to find out what is going on. I read them to see where the press is misleading Canadians this week? What is published is only fantasy, false news, spin and right wing propaganda across the whole world Nazi press. To-day’s big global news blames OPEC for causing the huge drop in oil prices that is now killing North Dakota / Alberta financially. OPEC, OPEC, over and over, hundreds of times. It is a lie. I am sure that the papers and reporters get an oilie cheque every time they insert OPEC into a story. Hitler said that telling big lies often enough causes the public to come to believe the lies are the truth. The American oil monopoly, including BP, caused the oil drop but pay the Nazi press to keep on repeating OPEC. The greedy oilie Yanks destabilized the oil market by buying ISIS, Russian and Iranian oil dirt cheap. The US oilies are guilty of receiving stolen goods and trading with the enemy. But when did democratic laws mean anything to the right? But when did the oil monopoly including BP ever turn its’ back on dirt cheap oil being sold by desperate people. The monopoly has never respected the rule of world law nor has it shown any concern over the loss of life. Cameron and Johnson have the same approach. The oil from this criminal trio is fenced through the black market in Turkey which is a NATO member. Some friend? This contraband oil is sold in North America and the UK as gasoline, diesel and jet fuel. So Yanks, Canucks and Brits citizenry are providing the coin to support ISIS in buying military supplies and campaigning for new followers. So too we are paying for Russian attacks on the Ukraine and helping Iran build nuclear bombs. But the US oil monopoly keeps paying the Nazi press to hide such facts from the public. It is the perfect set up. Tyrants always try to scare their people by creating an outside menace. Regular Yanks, Canucks and Brits buy gas, diesel or fly and have no idea that they are funding terrorism. Part of that oilie money passes through Wall St. banks on the way to Turkish black marketeers where it fuels ISIS, Russian and Iran. The threat of terrorism, attacks on the Ukraine and the Iranian nuclear activity gives the Fascists Governments in Washington, Ottawa and London an excuse to take away the rights of citizens. Keith Bristow of the NCA, a new Cameron friendly police force is urging the Brits to give some of their freedoms in order to combat terrorism. In the NCA White paper, terrorism appears on every second line. Be afraid Brits of those Middle East thugs on the EXXON payroll. In other words the people in the US, Can. and the UK are funding the imposition of police states in their own 3 Countries. Could such words from me as these, be the reason why Cameron gets Google to pull down my internet posts??? Maybe Keith Bristow should stop the American oil monopoly from sending paycheques to the ISIS fighters, the Russian backed rebels and the Iranian bomb makers? Then our pretend democracies could restore our full freedoms and at the same time the terrorists would fade from sight. Ending their days sitting in a tent in the desert twiddling their thumbs. It is amazing to me how the Rightpublicanazis in North America and Britain operate in lock step with one another. The right wing ideology has such a narrow focus and does not allowed for alternative thinking. That is why the US Congress, Harper’s Fascists and Cameron’s Thatcherites can’t even speak the words Global Warming. Before the last US election the oil monopoly gave each Republican Senator a million dollars to vote yes to the Keystone pipeline This pipeline has a dual purpose. To carry Alberta Tar and Hi Octane Benzine to Texas. The Yanks and Canucks are not told about this Molotov Cocktail mix going passed their towns. The other reason for Keystone, well known in the USA, is to take Albert water to Texas when the need arises. That is why the Americans love the Keystone but the Canadian Nazi press says nothing to Canucks about Albertan water going south. If Texas gets Alberta water, Saskatchwan will be up Sclitz creek. In fact there will no longer be any creeks for Sask. and Manitoba. Once Texas get the water running Canadians will never be able to turn the tap off. Like lemmings running to the sea, the righties, who consider themselves the fittest are going to go off the cliff still refusing to rethink their ideology. What YOU YOURSELF have to consider is DO YOU want to go over the cliff with them? I think thinking people will want to detach themselves from this rightie death march. Let the right wing go over the cliff on their very own. Canada and England still have time to detach. I think the USA is already past the point-of-no-return. As Darwin said loud and clear, those who have the ability to adapt to change will be the survivors. Earlier creatures adapted as a solo effort and did not need to join movements. However the right itself is a monolith, with a few very strong constraints on possible actions. Since the right has been self defined as the fittest it is crucial that they collectively control everything. Where their control fails blame is deflected elsewhere or such messes are just ignored, no matter how many of the dangerous mob get killed or are adversely affected. California is a good example. It is well past the time when they should have started to adapt to climate change. California, with more the 38 million people is turning into America’s 2nd great dustbowl, before our very eyes. Just like the one in the 1930s in Oaklahoma and surrounding States. California is beyond help now yet the right and Republicans, true to their nature and refusing to deal with Global Warming, have continued to blame the drought on Democrats, naturists and environmentalists. Which only makes things worse. Civil unrest has already broken out but the US Nazi press won’t say a word. I predict that a dry California caused by climate change will put an end to the right wing movement. This lethal combination of Global Warming and an inability to act is something the righties can’t control, can’t blame away and can’t wish away. Their quiver in this regard is devoid of arrows. Alberta is in dire straights because of climate change. Harper too, can’t even say those climate words. The Alberta situation too, is irretrievable as long as the American oil monopoly controls the Province and Herr Harper, their employee remains in office. In England, Global Warming is beginning to leave its’ mark but the Cameron, like all the other true righties refuses to accept responsibility. The Brits need to get on with adapting, something that is doable and surprisingly affordable. But this prize will not be long available. Opportunity is knocking now, so for the English I would recommend carpe diem. When the Conservatives cause half of England to be waterlogged, the Exchequer will not hold enough money to right the ship. Darwin’s message, adapt or die. Following the fittest righties, guarantees the latter.
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I have named this section the Sherlock Spratleys. We cracked a couple of tough cases that have remain unsolved for 70 years. Only in the 1930s did TfL discover that the temp in the Tube was increasing. The view at that time was that Air Conditioning, although primitive, would solve the problem. As the War moved ever closer AC was put on the self for the subway. After the War a devastated Britain tried to regain its’ footing. A little heat down in the deep Tubes was way down the priority list. My reading of the situation was that AC stayed low on the priority list, there were more pressing issues for Government / Agencies. The overheat could always be pushed to yesterday. As far as I can see no one was ever delegated to find the answer to why the Tube was heating up one deg F each ten years. In 2000 as the discomfort imposed on riders increased a move was made to resurrect the Air Conditioning option. But as James and I now know that option was the wrong one. With the temp always on the rise what would be required is an ever increasing application of Air Conditioning, worth hundreds of millions of pounds. Up to 2006 this approach failed to reach any goal of cool that was set. In those years [ 2000 / 2006 ] a pattern of behaviour was set. If you fail the first time keep on doing the same thing over and over again. After all it is only London taxpayer’s / ratepayer’s money. In 2003 Mayor Livingstone organized a contest for Cooling the Tube. There was a 100,000 pound prize for the winning idea. There were more than 3500 entries by early 2007. Mayor Ken invited us aboard in June 2007 and our contact was Nigel Casey, head of Innovations at Cool the Tube. To Nigel’s surprise James and I offered no solution, all we did was to start ask questions and ask for documents and information. As our work progressed Nigel sent us more and more stuff. And then Nigel began asking us question, like why do you need that. In this respect we kept bringing Nigel up to our speed. We did not offer our take on why the Tube continues to heat up nor did we discuss our fix. Our fix need our expertise to implement it on the Bakerloo Line. Once the Bakerloo was tamed the same system could be duplicated on all the other Lines. This would have been the task of TfL and local contractors. These deliberations sped along until the end of November 2007, then poof, like a conjurer’s trick, the whole involved process vanished. Although James and I had found the holy grail, long sought after, with much money being spent in vain Peter Hendy and Mike Brown made us walk the plank.
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The last post of mine that David Cameron had Google pull from their search engine was entitled, ” On the matter of organized crime at 10 Downing St. London April 11 / 15 ]. As I wrote same I faced the fact that nobody in power in England seemed to be at all interested in my comments on the Tube overheat and floodproofing England. We are not the only curious mechanics who solve mechanical problems but in the London press no attempt is made to solve problems. What the newspapers are good at is commenting on the problems, period. Their consummate skill in turning an ant hill into a mountain is showcased by the trials and tribulations of that freak, Jeremy Clarkson. Jer got way to much ink. The possibility of riders dying in the Tube and 200,000 people affected by the flooding made worse by Cameron’s refusal to act got zero ink in the press. I would expect that there are other problem solvers like us who have been silenced lest the high and mighty get irritated. Over the last 50 years at least, ownership of a newspaper was a license to print money. Then greed took over. A little spin here for Government, a little censorship there for big business and a little rearranging of a timeline for the movers and takers. The problem with slanting the news in the direction of the rich and famous profit, when is enough enough??? Apparently enough is never enough, the press with rare exceptions are all in the rich and powerful camp. Then the internet arrived, it holds all kinds of information in bite size chunks. Papers take all those bite size chunks and distill and distort them down into easily read form. Smooth tasting propaganda from the powerful. The difference is like comparing a restaurant [ press ], to a grocery store [ the net ]. In one you get a fully prepared meal. In the other you have to chose all the ingredients and make the meal yourself. But if a restaurant serves bad food, with a little effort you can master shopping and making your own meals on the net. The bad food restaurant will close, as are the newspapers. At first the newspapers ignored the net. Arrogance and supposed superior journalism meant blogs were well below inferior. Then the papers tried to monetize the net. But they failed to figure out how to make people pay to read rehashed bogus news articles. Then the papers tried to put up pay walls to make readers pay for the junk that came from the newspapers. By drawing the net to the attention of readers looking for news the true stories were also available there from independent writers like me who write for the intelligent minds. In Canada, the National Post, the Globe and Tar and the Sun all reuse old articles up to 2 years out of date by just changing the headlines. The Post and Sun particularly try to scare their readers, day in, day out. The right loves to do that. Scaring the shit out of people means the right can claim a protector’s role if you only give up your freedoms. Smart people catch on to this flim flam as do the honest advertisers. In Canada Harper spends lots of taxpayer’s money putting ads in newspapers. In return the papers are expected to heel. The American oil monopoly also spends a million and a half dollars every year with the press on CTV to make sure this rightie choir keep singing OIL. They don’t get paid if they say Alberta Tar mixed with Hi Octane Benzine. The newspapers have failed to adapt to the new net reality, there is now a competition for eyeballs. As viewers become more informed and educated on the net they see newspapers for what they are propaganda bulletin boards for right / oilies. The old attitudes of the papers remain, we’re number one no matter what. And the politicians, the rich and powerful still see the press as the dominate deliverer of their tainted copy. The ruling elites do not appreciate having the menacing masses being set right by the internet. So the knee jerk response by the leaders is to silence or sanitize the net. They want Google to kill the competition. These moves to silence the opposition only started 4 years ago. Totalitarian countries and pretend democracies are increasingly demanding take posts off its’ Search Engine. Of the pretend democracies Cameron’s Government is the most aggressive. Dave demands 3 times per capita what the USA demands. The Harper Fascists are quickly closing the gap in getting posts taken down. The Nazi press in the US, Can. and the UK print copious lies on behalf of their Governments. If an opponent uses the net to tell the truth Goggle is asked to silence that opponent. I keep asking, can the cattle cars be far behind? During the French Revolution the King had pamphleteers hunted down. If someone was caught with a portable printing press, off went his head. In the end the king lost his. Pamphlets were delivered to the peasants by horse out of Paris. Most peasants could not read but they congregated in churches, meeting halls and taverns to hear the latest from the capital. The peasants were better informed than the Parisians. Beheading pamphleteers is more to David Cameron’s preference. As I wrote my Organized Crime post / April 11 /15, I decided to contact the police because criminal activity is certainly involved. What do I have to lose? Nobody else is paying me any attention? Who then speaks for Tube riders and new home owners stuck on the floodplains of England??? A Canadian Colonial??? Why is everyone of means silent on this issue??? So this particular post was written with the law in mind. I looked up London police and the Serious Organized Crime Agency. I discovered that the SOCA had morphed into something called the National Crime Agency. Keith Bristow is the new Dir. General of NCA. Investigating the responsibilities of the new NCA it is now more clearly tied to the Government than past police forces. The NCA manifesto is all directed towards Terrorism. Be afraid Brits. Of course all these scary terrorist are being paid by the American oil monopoly. The emphasis on combating terrorism like ISIS and various groups which are mainly supported by US money should be putting the monopoly management in jail. Stop the monopoly, including BP from buying ISIS oil and the teeth of the terrorists will be pulled. But for Cameron, who steals from his own people, while putting them in danger, will probably not interfere with the terrorism angle. Scared Brits are Tory meat. Bristow supports Theresa May, the Home Secretary’s attempt to take away public freedoms to provide greater safety and security. Also there is a move by Cameron to take powers away from Scotland Yard in the area of terrorism. These ideas are the same as our Herr Harper is trying to push through the Canadian Parliament with C – 51. The US oil monopoly buying ISIS, Russian and Iranian cheap oil drive the frightened mob right into rightie waiting arms. It is a neat deal. The oilies make big profits and help the right wing create police states in the U, Can. and the UK. Fortunately Brits and Canuck still have a ballot. But just. If these terrorist measures are pushed through by the three right wing governments how long before the right to a ballot disappears entirely. Theresa May is also looking to take powers away from Scotland Yard. Soon England with have the Royal Cameron Police, like we have the Royal Canadian Harper Police. Can concentration camps be far behind? So I have communicated my charges to Scotland Yard and NCA that TfL is running a racket buying AC gadgetry which will not cool the Tube. And I further charge that David Cameron and his builder friends are running a racket building homes on the flood plains of the Country which put the owners at financial risk as well as endangering their lives. It would seem now that no police force in England is empowered to investigate Government organized crime. In addition to removing the rights of citizens it would seem the David Cameron is free to pick the pockets of Brits at will and put their lives in jeopardy??? When one compares what Hitler did to what Cameron is now doing, IS THERE ANY DIFFERENCE?
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I mailed my post, ” On the matter of organized crime at 10 Downing St., London “, dated April 11 / 15 to Scotland Yard Chief Sir Bernard Hogan – Howe and Keith Bristow of NCA / the Royal Cameron Police. I would hope these letters made it through the censors at the Royal Mail. I added some enclosures. I included my letter to London Mayor Boris Johnson of Sept. 3 / 2013. The Mayor had asked us to resume a conversation about our Cool the Tube Proposal. This letter was followed by about 40 sheets of paper covering our deliberations and many of the TfL Engineering Documents given up by Nigel Casey, Mayor Ken Livingstone’s point man. James and I have about 400 TfL Engineering Docs. The ones I sent to Mayor Johnson had notes I had made regarding the ideas, graphs and work. When one knows why the Underground has been heating up for a hundred year it is clear TfL was wasting hundreds of millions of pounds accomplishing exactly nothing. Are Peter Hendy and Mike Brown of TfL just extremely dull or are they common criminals. I enclosed for the Police a UPS Package Receipt, dated Sept. 25 /2013. The package required a signature on arrival at London City Hall, the package WAS SIGNED FOR. I, in so many ways, informed Mayor Johnson that the Tube systems was suffering from a sort of cancer that would bring an end to the London Underground if it was left unattended. Mayor Johnson DID NOT respond to me. For the Police I enclosed a part copy of a Bakerloo blueprint done in Oct. 2006 by Parsons Brinckerhoff when they started a multi million pound revamp of all the ventilation fans. My count was 19 fans, some very old. When James and I discussed with Nigel which Line we should concentrate on I had chosen the Circle Line. It looked to me like the easiest and the quickest. Nigel said he preferred that we tackle the Bakerloo Line. According to him it was the hottest and the toughest. Nigel said to me on the phone, if we can crack the Bakerloo, we can cool the entire system. So the Bakerloo it was. The blueprint in question provided us with all of the station and distances between. Nigel also provided us with a surface map showing the Bakerloo stations geographically and their elevations. We had information and facts and figures about the Bakerloo but then how to put it together? James is an Architectural Technologist who has experience with CAD – CAM computer programs. We could not find a program to suit our needs. We needed a multi dimensional view of the Bakerloo Line. We needed to take the blood / heart / vein / artery system out of a human body and place it in mid air as if it was still in the body so we could walk around it like a dress makers dummy. There were a number of remedies which could be used but a 360 degree view was required. How could we do that? I decided to build a model. A picture of the model was sent to Chief Hogan – Howe and Chief Bristow. Nobody outside the family ever saw this model, not even Nigel. It is the key to unlocking the secret to cooling the Bakerloo. Although we have never told a soul how we would actually cool the Bakerloo anyone with a little mechanical experience could look at the model and figure out our secret. I got a very wide board 6 ft long. I plotted the station locations on the board related to the Thames which I drew in in blue marker. At each station location I drilled a hole for a dowel. I place an 18 in dowel in each hole. I determined sea level which relates to the Thames at mid tide and drilled each dowel accordingly and threaded some blue wool through each hole. I then drilled each station dowel at its’ elevation above sea level. And threaded red wool through the holes. As a result I took the Bakerloo Line out of the ground and suspended it in the air. The answer to cooling all the Tube Lines was immediately apparent. James was in London 3 times to meet Nigel at the Headquarters of the Cool The Tube Team, he also met with other staff, who had many questions. The arrangement we had with Nigel was that we would make a proposal without revealing our findings. Our lawyer was to draw up an agreement whereby we would present our complete proposal including cause and fix. We would be paid $ 24,000 for our costs and then proceed to sign a contract to undertake the cooling of the Bakerloo Line. Nigel, James and I had little doubt that we would get the contract. Nigel wanted all the paper work in before the first of December 2007. The proposal included the things that needed doing but these were based on OUR OWN EXPERIENCES AND SKILLS. For someone else to try to implement our proposal, we would have been required to train them. Our lawyer was going to include a clause whereby, if we didn’t get a contract to cool the Bakerloo then TfL could not use our ideas. For the Police I included 2 snippets of E – Mails. One was from Nigel Casey when we were in full flight. He had received our letters and in return had sent some drawings of Victoria Station that he thought we should study. Nigel Casey vanished with the breeze at the end of November 2007 never to be heard from again. Nigel’s phone and E – Mail had been disconnected The other E – Mail was from one Jolyon Thompson who took Nigel’s place as Innovations Manager Jan 2 /2008. James talked to Jolyon on the phone too, we could not understand the sudden change of tone. Thompson was quite rude and more or less said we would have to prove ourselves all over again. Thompson said he had very little information on our work which was a lie. It was Jolyon who contacted us, so there must have been some kind of file for him to refer to? Thompson it turns out was an employee of the AC company, Parsons Brinckerhoff, the very Company that was / is selling TfL hundreds of millions of pounds of useless Air Conditioning equipment. Jan. 1 / 08, TfL had put an employee of one of their private firms in charge of judging proposals for cooling the Tube, a clear conflict of interest. Parsons and B. was put in charge of eliminating their competitions, like us. This no way to lower the temp on the Underground. Parsons and B was involved with TfL from 2000 onward. After selling hundreds of millions of pounds in useless AC equipment to TfL, with NO success you would think that lights would go on in Hendy’s and Brown’s heads? There is no percentage in continuing to flog a dead horse? Unless it is taxpayer’s money you are spending It was all so fishy. James and I decided to have nothing more with the Cool The Tube Team. We had spent OUR OWN MONEY solving the Tube overheat but then again, TfL didn’t know our secrets. At that time many of the TfL documents made it clear, if the day came when a train broke down in a hot deep tunnel a lot of people would not get out alive. If a wheel cracked or a traction motor fell onto the track the train could not be towed quickly. The Engineering docs contained a lot of information but it was obvious staff were reluctant to draw any conclusions even with the evidence smack in their faces. Just after the docs we had were printed, the Tube in one area reached 116 deg F. However there was a chart indicating how many minutes a young, healthy person had to get out based on temp. If I remember at 90 deg F, the time to escape was 14 minutes. My guess is those producing the docs feared for their jobs. When accidents occur the cry goes up, how could this happen. The King’s Cross Tube fire in 1987 point to the reason. An incompetent management doing Thatcher’s bidings without regard for public convenience or safety. James and I moved on but the Tube saga was always remained in the back of my mind. I monitored the London Underground from 2008 onward. Very few articles appeared after 2008 about the overheat and almost nothing about the Cool The Tube Team. Eventually the Cool Team vanished entirely, without ever having solved the hot Tube problem. Again millions of pounds spent with nothing to show for it but the Conservatives showed no interest. This only deepened the mystery. TfL’s behaviour was beyond explanation. From TfL / cool the Tube we get, the subway is too hot, how do drop the temp. The subway can be cooled we say. Then surprise, surprise, Hendy and Brown decided, now we don’t want to cool the subway after all. Even if riders roast or die. Now I know why? From 2009 on I posted many articles about the London Underground, they were widely read but there was never any official response. That was until Boris Johnson contacted me. I let him have both barrels indicating on a technical basis that the Underground’s day were number especially if there were deaths. The subway will close for one of two reasons. It gets so hot it is unlivable? Or it so hot people can’t get out alive after a mishap. Johnson never replied to me, more mystery. Then a few month ago I began gathering together all of the facts in my head and putting same into a time line. In Nov. 2007, foremost in my mind were two phone conversations I had with Nigel Casey. During the first one we covered a lot of ground and then I asked, sort of out of the blue. Nigel, which way are the ventilations fans going on the Bakerloo. Nigel said they are sucking air out of the tunnels. I then asked where the incoming air was coming from? He hesitated. I said, in the TfL docs there is a diagram showing cold air [ ??? ] coming down through the stations, into the tunnels, then the hot going up the ventilation shafts. I said the incoming air is not cool. What idiot created that diagram??? This is where your money goes folks. That air is coming from street level with all the heat and pollution and down through the hot stations [ that TfL diagram is actually on the net ]. There ain’t no cool air up top at street level, it is pure nonsense. These Bakerloo fans are shortening the life of the Line. Nigel seemed taken aback. Then Nigel called me back again, a couple days later. He wanted me to explain one more time why the fans should be running the other way, drawing air down into the ventilations shafts and then into the tunnels. People from Bedlam are running TfL. Nigel thanked me and I never heard from him again. Jolyon Thompson, an employee of Parsons and B was the next person who communicated with us about the Tube. In reviewing the TfL docs I discovered that in 2006 Parsons Brinkerhoff received a contract to upgrade all the fans on the Bakerloo Line to get them to remove more hot air. When James and I first came aboard in August 2007, Nigel tasked us with cooling the Bakerloo Line, by far the hottest at the time. I don’t believe Nigel knew about the work done on the Bakerloo by Parsons and B. in 2006, he never mentioned that any work like that being done. Nobody else at TfL would have connected the more efficient fans installed by Parsons and B. to an increase in the ever increasing heat in the Bakerloo. Hendy and Brown still don’t have a clue as to why the Tube system continues to heat up, they just keep spending gobs of money thrashing around with no positive outcome. My guess is that when I asked Nigel about the fan rotation, it was not something high in his mind. He had to think about it. His second call came quickly and he wanted to hear my position again, THE FANS ARE GOING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION I SAID. After that call we never heard from Nigel again. And now I think I know why. When Hendy, Brown and Brinckerhoffs heard that the Bakerloo fans were going the wrong way they panicked. Their ongoing extensive, expensive work was / is not based on sound mechanical principles. Mayor Boris has known that since Sept. 2013. Something that is well engineered can be defended in public and in some cases, firm will sue for damages if their work is questioned. I herein question Parsons Brinckerhoff’s competence. The Company already has a questionable reputation to begin with. And is out to lunch on the Tube overheat problem, having milked Londoners of hundreds of millions of pounds. I wrote to Mayor Johnson in 2013 that if James and I proceeded with cooling the Tube we would want to see a listing of all work done on the subway system since 2000 and a costing of all projects. Since we know the overheat secrets we would be able to identify every boondoggle and those responsible. Right now it would be cheaper for Hendy and Brown to do absolutely nothing, spend nothing and let the subway die a normal death. By spending Londoner’s money for gadgetry from the various suppliers, TfL is actually speeding up the closing of the Tube. Daaaaaaaaaaaaaa. Doesn’t that take brains? Basically Pasons doesn’t know why the Tube temp is continuing to climb? Legally and morally Parsons doesn’t have the right to take one pound of London money until they can answer those questions. Parsons and B. have never gone through the tough process of determining why the temp keeps going up? James and I had that answer in a couple of months. That finding affected our whle approach to cooling the thing down. So I imagine our poor Nigel goes into a heavy duty meeting with the shirts and says the fans in the Bakerloo are running the wrong way. And further, the fact that they are now much more efficient the Bakerloo is heating up even faster than it was. How do you think Hendy, Brown and Parsons and B would respond to that kind of news. My guess would be that the engineers would initially say the Spratleys are out of their minds. But Nigel came back to me for a further explanation. Nigel, who is sharp as a tack and an engineer himself, went back to management and said, the fans are definitely going in the wrong direction. Where does that leave Hendy and Brown??? Mayor Livingstone’s, Cool The Tube initiative had bore fruit but the results prove just how incompetent TfL management was and if we were allowed to proceed it would reveal how much money had been wasted and who is on the take. Let’s guess how much Parsons and B charged to rehabilitated the Bakerloo fans in 2006, I’d say, at least 250,000 pounds. How could TfL let the Spratleys get anywhere near the Bakerloo to cool it. To do so Hendy and Brown would have quickly proven what criminals and fools they are. Firstly, they would have to admit they had wasted 250,000 pounds having a Company, Parsons and B do work for which the Company is not qualified to do. Then things would unravel. As the other Lines were cooled the wasting of funds would be further revealed. For Hendy and Brown things would only get worse, like jail time. I now think Nigel Casey quit because of this predicament and went back to Australia. He was into this cool the Tube project with such passion. For Nigel to find out that Hendy, Brown and Parsons and B were more interested in saving their skins and reputations than cool the Underground, was probably a turn off for Nigel Casey. So any attempt to cool the Tube then or in the future now would expose an incompetent TfL management, a thieving / unqualified, Parsons Brinckerhoff, a large amount of money spent for no good reason other than under the table payments and 7 years of physically abusing the riders without justification. Little wonder that Mayor Boris Johnson did not respond to my letters. Although it was HE who sought my counsel. So Boris is aware of the rot at TfL and the limited life of the Tube. Yet has decided to remain silent too. This is a problem for righties across the world. They view the menacing mob as vermin. So doing anything positive for the ordinary people like developing a comfortable London subway system or flood proofing England is beyond their capabilities ad counter to their ideology. The rightie ideology actually calls for reductions in help for the poor and the unfortunate as Cameron and Osborne plan to do, so Spencerish. But the righties do a lot of wishing. All involved at TfL just hope that a train doesn’t quit, way down in a hot Tube tunnel on their watch. In fact the new TfL Budget has just been released. It makes not a single mention about heat. Now that is a huge case of denial. The Government has wished away overheating on the London Underground and Global Warming. Both of which will detsroy the Thatcherites TfL has absolutely no appreciation of the degree of unnecessary abuse they are inflicting on riders with the hi temp. As well Hendy and Brown are knowing putting rider’s lives at risk. All this to cover up the theft of public moneys.
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Londoner’s are in a very difficult position right but don’t know it. There is something like a horse race going on behind the scenes now. There will be only one winner and the losers will lose big time. When the cover is blown, the world internet will give people a ring side seat. The City’s newspaper will sit on their hands, emasculated. The world audience will be able to sit back and watch a slow motion train wreck. Either it will be the closing of the London Underground after more than a hundred years, due to hubris and gross stupidity. Or Hendy, Brown, their contractor friends, top management and the TfL Board will be sacked, some of them going to jail. When that cover will disappear is anyone’s guess. The 4 actors in this play could respond in many different ways so once the drama begins there will be nothing but surprises.
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The 4 actors in this skit are, ///\\\ Londoners ///\\\ Big businesses in the City ///\\\ TfL ///\\\ London newspapers ///\\\
Londoners and riders are quite familiar with the overheat on the Tube. The temp has been going up at a much faster rate than the previous one deg F every 10 years. This is due to two things. Hendy and Brown have never ever figured out why the temperature keeps going up. And the expensive AC gadgetry that TfL has been installing, at great profit to their friends, is actually making things worse rather than better. This comedy of expensive errors has been totally ignored by a well rewarded press. The usually mouthy journalist have lost their Tube tongues for a price. City dwellers and riders, as well as they understand the excessive heat, they don’t realize that the heat in the Tube tunnels is like a cancer. If not treated, it will continue to spread and suck the life out of the Underground. Either the heat will get too intense and the London City Assembly will have to close it. Or a train will break down in a hot tunnel and people will die gasping for breath. The EU would not allow cattle to be transported on the Tube on some hot days. There are rules to govern the humane treatment of cattle but not Englishmen and women. At this moment in time Londoners have an opportunity to stop the clock and reverse the temperature increase, meaning the Tube could have another 50 years of life, maybe more??? But is there the will???
Another group depends on the London Underground, businesses large and small. If the subway goes down, it will cost them billions of pounds and may even cause bankruptcies.
Over the last half dozen years I have sent letters and copies of my posts to many CEOs in the City. I concluded that the business community doesn’t want to interfere with the racket Hendy and Brown are running. It is sort of I’ll cover your back, if you cover mine. One of the behavioural traits of the far right is lack of insight. David Cameron from the time he was elected cut almost 20% from the flood defenses budget. Then the rains came and the coasts were lashed by storms in 2013 /2014. If the newspapers ever did an honest accounting of the cost of cleanup [ 13/14 ] to the taxpayers it probably would have flood proofed half of England. Here in Ontario the southern part of the Province saw Floodplain Legislation passed in the late 1950s after Hurricane Hazel. We here have the same area as Britain but with only a quarter of the population of the UK. That says something about Whitehall agenda. It would seem that London businesses are sleep walking towards the day when the City is without a subway. It’ll be quite some accomplishment? Pooping in your own nest ain’t a smart move.
Peter Hendy and Mike Brown of TfL and Mayor Johnson are caught in a terrible bind. They can’t cool the Tube now because in the doing, it would reveal 12 years of ongoing theft from the Londoners by many private contractors like Parsons Brinckerhoff. Ably assisted by TfL management in passing out the cash. So as long as the current structure of TfL remains the London Underground will close due to heat, hopefully without loss of life. In my letter to Mayor Johnson in late 2013 I laid out the whole scene. I said, if James and I got the go ahead to cool the Bakerloo Line we would require a lot of documents relating to all the other Tube Lines. Since the various Lines are interconnected at points, our holistic cooling system would require us to review all the cooling work that had been done since 2000. My idea, 7 years ago to cool the Tube, was to assemble a team of at least 50 disabled Vet to quickly review all such work. Like in a house there would be no point in having the downstairs at freezing and the upstairs at boiling. The AC gadgetry that has been installed would not be allowed to lessen the efficiency of OUR system. We would need to have all of the costing of the contracts for the above work that TfL has undertaken. For example our system is based on the movement of cool air. Our study of some of the platforms and and stations shows hot air dams. Meaning the heat down there gets confined and backs up. If a contractor unknowingly built such heat dams we would have to take them down. But if that work cost 100 million pounds to install, removing same would make no sense. We would have to find another way to route the cool air. Mayor Boris did not respond to my letters and document package of Sept. 2013. WHY??? I am sure Boris is smart enough to realize that our studies would tell us if the concrete poured in any Tube project was charged out to TfL at five times the going rate. In removing impediments to our cool air system we would need the engineering drawings involved. Thus armed, we would be able to identify shoddy workmanship and unjustified costs. Mayor Johnson is Chair of the TfL Board of Directors. It is clear to us that if James and I are allowed onto Tube property to cool the Bakerloo the revelations of all the light finger Louie under the table thievery would be an explosion heard around the world. TfL would cease to exist and many of the particpants would be behind bars. I have been writing this kind of stuff for 7 years and naming names. All involved know exactly where I am located and as of yet, there has been not a single lawyer’s letter. The only response has been from David Cameron, having Goggle take my posts off their search engine. Trampling on freedom of speech to silence opponents is unbecoming of the Prime Minister of the Country where democracy was born 800 years ago.
I learned at a young age, even though a free Canadian, that we should always be eternally vigilant of our freedoms. That day has arrived, the hard right is at the walls of the city. Many great empires have come and gone, throughout their demise there is a common thread. An incompetent or corrupt leadership, a dishonest press and a docile public. Docility is not a winning strategy.
The London newspapers work for the Conservatives, big business, the rich, the powerful and the US Rightpublicanazis [ not the Guardian or the New Statesman ]. The possible closing of the London Underground due to dishonest, untouchable civil servants is a huge story. A story so close to the surface that a greenhorn reporter would trip over it if he took a single step out of the newsroom. Add to that story, the fact that there could be major loss of life if the Tube goes down caused by pure greed at the top. Under normal conditions such a fantastic tale would fairly whack a reporter on the head. I have tried to assist in the whacking with many letters and net posts to the London press. Nary a nibble. Hendy, Brown, TfL and their long list of friends do a lot of advertising. For the paper owners, why bite the hands that feeds them the cheques? There is no longer any money in publishing the truth. Promoting a comfortable Tube ride and having the highest safety standards bring no profits to the papers. For a cut, supporting those who are stealing from the public treasury, endangering the lives of riders and flood plain homeowners, is a much more lucrative approach. But worry not, when such tragic days arrive the newspapers will have squads of reporters and photographers on scene taking pictures and interviewing victims.
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The way to stop the coming Tube train wreck is for people to use their ballot to oust those who have been derelict in their duty to protect the populace. And, and, and stop buying the newspapers that put the movers and takers first. Immediately thereafter, in only a matter of days the cooling of the Tube system could begin. Thus guaranteeing NO RIDER WILL LOSE HIS OR HER LIFE GASPING FOR BREATH. There are about 5 million veterans in the UK. About 150,000 of them get disability payments or pensions. In terms of cooling the Tube and the flood proofing of England my planning includes hiring 150 of the D Vets to do the preliminary information gathering, on the Tube, Somerset Levels and the Lincolnshire coast. There would be 3 teams of 50 but that number will need to be adjusted. What I would like to do is mine the minds of the Vets and utilize the skills they have acquired serving their Country. Both James and my oldest son Richard, have military training, Rick is still in the ranks. Their lives have been enhanced because of their training and experiences. I appreciate their practicality AND THEY ARE NOT THIEVES The UK D Vets are a national treasure and a huge untapped resource both in Britain and here in Canada. Why are their talents going to waste? Even Vets who are homebound could play a role when armed with a computer. I see the D Vet gathering information and collating it. This cooling the Tube initiative and Flood proofing the Country is untrod ground, well beyond the capabilities of the present engineering companies in these fields. Such firms, like Parsons Brinckerhoff do not possess the required thinking capacity to tackle the tasks ahead. Once the needs of a particular project are established by the D Vets, university engineering students could be brought in to formalize the approach. This would introduce young engineers to new ways of thinking, something they are not now experiencing. From there the plans could be given to professional engineering companies to finalize said projects. This would give them a chance to pull out their text book which are strong on structural requirements but short on vision and creativity. Then the projects could be put out to construction companies for bidding. Instead of paying people hugely, to clean up the messes after extensive flooding or to drag bodies out of the scorching London Underground, we could put that money into cooling the Tube and building flood proofing infrastructure before the fact. A STITCH IN TIME SAVES NINE. Thus getting a much better bang for the POUND in this fight against Global Warming. This is way to follow Darwin’s Theory. The only avenue open to survival IS TO ADAPT TO THE CHANGING CONDITIONS.
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A FINAL NOTE — There is news on the net that Republican Youth are being sent from the USA to help David Cameron hold onto power. The Republicans, the right and the American oil monopoly have taken control of the States with the help of the media, most of which is owned by the right wing. We in Canada are involved in a ten year fight to stay out of the clutches of the Republicans who were up here in force in the 2011 election. They brought with them, all their cheating and dirty tricks that they use Stateside. Funding for these Repub thugs imported in 2011, came from the very same US oil monopoly that has been financing Herr Harper’s Fascist Party. The eleven Election was stolen by oil money, the American youth and dirty tricks / Robo Calls. The hard right might represent 15% of this Nation’s population but enough lies were / are being told to round up a considerable number of docile people, who were taken in by rightie propaganda. Harper’s share of the vote since 2006, rose from 36% to 39% as the election became more and more dishonest. We are in for an election in 7 months and the dirty tricks have already started, even though the Repub Youth have not landed here yet. My guess is that once the election in the UK is complete, the Repub Youth will arrive in Canada to Help the Harper Youth. I am a history buff and know about Nazi Germany. It would seem to me that the Repub Youth and the Harper Youth operate along the same lines as the Hitler Youth. The only difference is the Repub / Harper boys are no allowed to go around and beat up opponents, YET?
Catch you next time — Ken http://www.ge-eman.com LAOCOON