Saturday, 13 October 2018

Fracking hell... again

Fracking is rearing it’s ugly head again. Slowly but surely it is getting approval in small areas but before long it will be everywhere. Much like the ugly wind turbines which were only going to be seen in a very small number of places. Now they are everywhere. I am very concerned that our brilliant but silly politicians do not really have a clue about the implications. By all accounts fracking is not going to be the bonanza they think it will be. They talk of vast reservoirs but it's all pie in the sky. No-one knows, not even the specialists! In a small country like ours it actually is only in very few places where it can be done. The upheaval is really not worth it. And besides do we want to ruin the Earth once and for all? I do think that there is no doubt any more, we are responsible for the hotting up of the planet. We just do no longer have any options except to cut carbon emissions. And cut heavily if we want our grandchildren to have a reasonable life. We simply have to start thinking about what we are doing otherwise Africa will become uninhabitable and there will be no ice on the Poles. The Pacific will have risen to such an extent that all low-lying islands have disappeared. All coral reefs have died all over the world. It will be interesting to see how countries like Holland, Belgium and Denmark are going to cope with 2 metres of extra water plus enormous spring tides. Let’s hope there will be no big storms at that time because 1952/3 will be nothing compared to what will happen then! Good luck to ‘m all.
Watch the news in the years to come, when the poisoning of our land is becoming properly visible, cancers in children, more asthma, more disabilities, so yes carry on fracking. Pity the old film crew are all dead. It could have been a real blockbuster. I can see Ms Windsor popping ‘her you know whats’ in front of the fracking tower! 

Ed: It makes our western ideas of reducing carbon emissions a joke. First and foremost the energy used to get at the 'gas', the trundling to a fore of massive lorries, the drilling machinery and allied equipment (think of the carbon emissions making all that equipment) and then the burning of the gas. So, where are the benefits? There are none. And don't think that it will reduce prices. The fracking process is done by individual companies who have to make a profit. They will sell the gas at the highest price they can get and if they cannot get it in the UK they will simply export it. All in all fracking does not seem such a good thing does it?

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Debt mountain? Well, eh...

Funny is it not? I have mentioned this many times before. Our national debt mountain. By all accounts and this is from the IMF, it stands at over £2 trillion! Actually, it is NOT funny at all. It means if we say there are 65,000,000 of us in the country each and everyone of us, immigrants, babies and octogenarians all included, owe £30,770.00 (rounded up to nearest pound). That is an absolute disgrace, our various coloured governments have failed so miserably. The ultra left now in power of the Labour party wants to even up that amount. The article I read stated that the debt mountain was not helped by the recent financial crisis. No, really? Who gave the bankers free rein? I know one thing it wasn’t me! The GDP of the country (Gross domestic product) does not even equal this debt.
The politicians keep talking of reducing the deficit hoping of course we don’t understand and equal deficit with the word debt. In actual fact reducing the deficit does not lower the debt, it increases it. Deficit just means that the amount needed to run the country does not equal the amount coming in as taxation. No indeed, when we let companies get away with little tax. But I suppose if they are large employers taxes will be levied another way, income tax, NI contributions etc. The problem now to be faced is what to do if and when the next financial crisis hits us. Well, they can always sell Parliament and confiscate the wealth of the aristocracy (who have done little to earn it anyway). There are some ways to get it right but as we know thousands of ways to get it wrong. I just wonder why the French revolution started? Oh dear I’ll get my coat….