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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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One of the things I hate most

My response to the Daily Prompt titled Inefficient.

Inefficient, a word that describes every politician and their policies and ideas.

In fact you know what, let’s take it a step further. The whole political and bureaucratic system here in the UK is inefficient.

It is the mother of all inefficiency. Every piece of inefficiency in the world was dreamt up and created by the political and bureaucratic system of the UK.

The only thing that they are efficient with is delivering inefficiency and dreaming up new methods of being inefficient.

It’s hard to imagine how it could be any more inefficient.

Any attempts to improve it, to make it more efficient, to make it more modern and streamlined end up getting nowhere because they are met by a wall of inefficiency and end up getting lost in the system.

I think they love it. They get a sense of joy out of it. They love being able to tell you that you have to jump through all these hoops, fill in all this stupid paperwork, spend years of your life complying with it all, only to be told at the end that you mind a tiny error somewhere along the line and now you will have to start all over again.

CEO or political leader? (Writing Prompt #6 answer)

Writing Prompt #6 is called Would you rather… CEO or Leader? and asks if you would rather be a CEO or political leader? Continue reading CEO or political leader? (Writing Prompt #6 answer)

Writing Prompt #14 – Ancient Civilisation

Today’s writing prompt is…

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Daily Prompt: Sidewalk

My response to the daily prompt titled Sidewalk which asks;

Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt.

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Today is World Hepatitis Day so here’s a helpful guide on how to get yourself infected

Today (July 28th) is World Hepatitis Day so  happy World Hepatitis Day everyone. I hope you are doing your part for this wonderful day and getting hepatitis yourself.

If you are struggling to catch it, here are a list of helpful ways that you can get your very own case of hepatitis: Continue reading Today is World Hepatitis Day so here’s a helpful guide on how to get yourself infected