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Something I wish I could do

My response to the Daily Prompt titled Disappear.

How nice would it be to just disappear?

I’m not talking about disappearing in a being able to turn invisible kinda sense, although that would be a very nice skill/ability to have.

No I mean fall off the grid kinda disappear. No stress, No worry, No responsibility. No government or Big Brother monitoring everything you do. Total freedom.

Just imagine it, a nice little island somewhere, away from prying eyes. A lovely little cottage and some farm land so that you can grow crops, hunt and fish. Take a large selection of books with you. Truly a blissful life.

Instead here in the UK you have no hope of disappearing. Everything you do is tracked and monitored. There are CCTV cameras everywhere. They keep tabs on what you say to make sure you don’t commit a thought crime, they are going to start blocking and banning websites and require you to show your passport or driving license to get a 16 digit code that you enter to access them.

I don’t believe for a minute it’s just porn sites in case anyone is going to say “but it’s only for porn sites because think of the children”. No. Bad person saying that. Don’t be an idiot. It’ll start that way, but once they can block those sites it’ll morph into “adult content” which will never be defined to allow it to cover anything they want. Dangerous and offensive ideas and speech, again though what does that mean?

Once you ban or block one thing, it becomes a lot easier to start banning and blocking others.

This is probably setting off all the red flags with the Spooks. I’ll be added to a special list and before long I’ll be in a re-education centre.

This has got very political but this actually terrifies me. This is important. All you have to do is pause for a second, take a look at it and you can see from a mile off where this is heading. Why? Because this is the way it always go. They always say they are doing it with these good and wonderful reasons, because it’s moral, because it’s right, because think of the children. Just remember; “The road to hell is paved with good intentions”.

How I wish I could just disappear and escape this madness.

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Serial mistress, 47, who’s had sex with 100 married men says she doesn’t feel guilty

So this story took place on This Morning this morning (ha!) and then made it into the papers.

All I have done so far is read the headline:

‘Homewrecker!’ Serial mistress, 47, who’s had sex with 100 married men is slammed by This Morning viewers for saying she DOESN’T feel guilty

My response?

That’s kinda stating the obvious. If she felt guilty she wouldn’t have slept with 100 married men! She clearly likes and enjoys it. To each their own I suppose but I get why others are calling her a homewrecker because, well she probably has wrecked a few homes.

If it was like say half a dozen men I could be like, maybe she didn’t know they were married when she slept with them or maybe they are in really really awful unhappy relationships so she didn’t feel guilty for that reason.

Not 100 though. What are the odds that she didn’t know all 100 were married? Equally what are the odds all 100 married men were in awful unhappy relationships? Leaving aside any marriage jokes naturally.

Should I read the article and see what she said or is the headline enough?

To preserve my sanity i think I’m gonna pass. She doesn’t feel guilty, that’s her choice and her right, nothing is going to change that I don’t think.

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What does it mean that Uranus is moving into Taurus?

Ah another day and another stupid newspaper headline.

Earlier on I browsing through a newspaper website I stumbled upon this gem of a headline.

For the first time since 1942, Uranus, the planet of change, is moving into Taurus, triggering a period of worldwide upheaval. Here, a top astrologer reveals what tomorrow’s cosmic curveball means for YOU

 

I am going to save you all a lot of time and tell you the answer right now.

What does it mean that Uranus is moving into Taurus?

Absolutely nothing.

It’s not a cosmic curveball. It’s not going to trigger a period of worldwide upheaval. Other events might sure, but not Uranus moving into Taurus.

Astrology is a con. It is nonsense.

What such a thing is doing in a national newspaper of what is supposed to be an enlightened country is beyond me.

An example of the dumbing down in the media

The other day browsing through the Daily Mail’s website I came across this headline.

Can you all see the mistake in the headline? Dissected alive? That’s called vivisection. It should read something along the lines of:

“The horrors of Japan’s WWII ‘human experiments unit’: Disturbing images show how Japan performed vivisections on Chinese civilians and Allied POWs and infected them with the PLAGUE”

It may seem pedantic and trivial, the sort of thing one should not get worked up over but I hate it. To me it just highlights the dumbing dumb in society and the declining standards of the media.

 

‘The story of a weird world I was warned never to tell’ – A fascinating story and brilliant read

I’ve just finished reading a news story on the BBC website called ‘The story of a weird world I was warned never to tell‘ about the secrets and lies a woman was told growing up during her unusual childhood. I should point out it is real life, not fiction.

I’m trying my best not to spoil anything because it’s an absolutely fascinating story and brilliant read. It’s one of those stories that shows real life is stranger than fiction.

I’m still trying to process it all. I can’t imagine what it would be like to be in her place.

Go read it. It’s long but well worth your time.

Man gets stuck in a spanner [Weird News]

Flicking through the news earlier I came across the rather bizarre and uncomfortable story of a man who got a certain special part of himself stuck in a spanner.

The brave, curious, and highly stupid man went to A&E where they had to call the South Wales Fire Service to come and help him out, quite literally in this case.

Now I say brave because it takes a certain amount of courage to try such a thing, I say curious because it takes a special kind of inquisitive soul to look at a spanner and find new uses for it shall we say? And I say highly stupid because it is a bloody spanner, what did you think would happen if you stuck your dick in it? Who looks at a spanner and gets aroused?  “Oh my what a delightful spanner you have” he says with a lustful look in his eye.

It must be really awkward going to a hardware shop with this guy, he’d probably wander off leaving you looking all over the place for him before you find him stood in the tool aisle staring at the spanners.

Not wanting to miss out on some social media attention South Wales Fire Service took to Twitter because of course they did, companies and organisations love taking to Twitter to show how “cool” they are, to remind people: “If you’re using tools, make sure you’re handling as the manufacturer recommends.”

It’s good solid advice from South Wales Fire Service and one that will probably ensure that you don’t waste too much of their time. They do a very very important job. It’s a little sad that they have to remind people but sadly that’s the world we live in.

Of course we’ve missed out the obvious question, how big was the spanner?

On second thoughts I don’t want to know. I think we’ll leave it there.

What the world would look like without people

OK so the title is a bit of a lie because we can never what the world would look like without people, they’d be no people to look at the world and go “hmm so that’s what the world would look like without people, neat.” Well at least that’s what I would probably say if I was in a position to see such a thing somehow.

Oh and of course, in case anyone is panicking, people haven’t actually disappeared from the world. As a whole that is. People still exist and populate the world. Don’t worry. You are not alone. You’re not the last one left. If you were though it would mean the title is a lie still for as long as you exist.

With the lies of the title out-of-the-way, earlier I was looking through the news online when I came across this. An article in an online newspaper of a bunch of photographs of places that people have abandoned and nature has reclaimed over the years.

I love stuff like this, photos of long forgotten and abandoned places, it has that post-apocalyptic feel and shows what would happen to all our lovely buildings should humanity just die off.

It’s eerily beautiful how nature just moves right back in and reclaims it all if we aren’t there to push back against it. There’s probably some symbolism about the constant fight or struggle between man and nature there but I’m too engrossed in the pretty pictures.

It all just looks so peaceful. No worries about all the stresses and pressure of modern life, none of the persistent noises of cars, people, and every other bit of technology that we can’t escape. Just peaceful.

If I ever had the chance I would love to go exploring around places like that. Maybe take a book and spend a relaxing afternoon there.

Anyway just thought I would share a link to the news article so that you can check out the photographs for yourself because they really are quite something.