Member Since: 17th Jun 2004
My interests involve pets, all animals, and nature in all of its glory. I couldn't live without music, or reading, either. Music feeds my soul. I take the view that we have but a short time on this earth, so I want to enjoy it, but not at the expense of others. Likewise, nature can be cruel, but it is for reasons of survival, and not for pleasure.
My pet hates are hypocrisy, double standards, and selfishness. My faults ... I do tend to be rather blunt and direct with people. I try really hard to be diplomatic, but I don't always succeed. Life is too short to mess about feeding peoples egos and the quicker they face up to reality, the better their own life will be!
I chose a penguin as my avatar because they are comical. The question marks are because I am endlessly curious and I cannot rest until I find an answer to my question. I love a bit of fun and a joke, and I don't take myself (or others) too seriously, as my many friends on AWeb already know, and others have yet to learn :)
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More music to feed our souls ....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ixby9BzJfEo Morricone - Gabriel's Oboe
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8VH0sbEU20 Jerusalem - The English Anthem
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8MWb1FlODQ The Yorkshire Anthem - Ilkla Moor baht 'at
17th Jul 2016
Nope. Still hate it. I keep popping in to see if there are any useful modifications, but no. It's still a pain in the [***] with the BIG posts and endless scrolling and a shot in the dark whether you can find anything interesting, and whether it's worth the time even looking.
Can we have the UKBF format, please. THAT, is much more user friendly. Sift, please take note.
27th Jun 2016
No, the propaganda machine is still in full swing. I am curious as to how long the EU elite and our government can withhold the bad news from the Eurozone, Brussels and the civil unrest in rEU.
26th Jun 2016
Please watch this very short video. This American understands the UK people better than most of our UK politicians.
24th Jun 2016
It will be more difficult for those countries that use the Euro, but still worth the effort I believe.
Why should any country have to give up their sovereignty, or accept free movement of people, in order to trade? Nowhere else in the world, and if the EU refuse to accept other terms they will lose trade and the support of every European Nation.
23rd Jun 2016
I don't understand this. Why has patriotism become a dirty word? I think the UK is one of the best countries in the world. Why has it become politically incorrect to be proud of your country? Would you say the same to the Swiss, or the Germans?
I don't think patriotism is a cause of war. War is caused by people wanting to have power over other countries, and patriotism cannot be blamed for that.
I know why the EU want to stamp out patriotism, as it will hinder creation of the superstate. Can you think of another reason?
23rd Jun 2016
That's the whole point, Glennzy. The uncontrolled immigration from the EU means they have to be even stricter on non-EU immigration to keep the numbers lower.
Obviously the government in power will decide the criteria, but I heard Farage recommend they must have a job, speak English, have health insurance and no criminal record. That is much easier than the current restrictions and completely fair, in my view.
Absolutely nobody has said that anyone already in the country, that has entered legally, will be deported. That is just scaremongering. Likewise with Brits abroad.
23rd Jun 2016
Either way, we will see how much of the campaign was smoke and mirrors, albeit too late to do anything about it.
I have voted Leave, for the following reasons:
Sovereignty and democracy - you cannot put too high a price on this.
Uncontrolled immigration - our country just cannot cope with immigration at this level and it will get worse if EU economies continue to fail and new poorer countries are admitted.
The Euro - the EU will never give up the Euro, no matter how much money is wasted in the process, and no matter how much it hurts the economies of EZ countries, as it essential for their final goal of a superstate.
Incompetence - the EU government is profoundly incompetent. I know our government isn't much better, but at least we can chuck it out and start again. Bad laws can be repealed by the next government but any EU agreements are final, even if we get new EU politicians. Also, the EU is profoundly anti-democratic.
Law - EU law is supreme to our law, but is often worse for our citizens, eg. we have Habeas Corpus and the EU has Corpus Juris, and we will be downgraded to EU law.
EU methods: more and more the EU are becoming dictatorial and dish out punishments and threats rather than using persuasion. I fear the EU army will be used to control the civil unrest that is escalating throughout the EU.
Last but not least: the EU will not stop at Europe. It wants eventually to include Asia and then Africa. Turkey is just the start. Our standard of living will be reduced to the lowest common denominator.
23rd Jun 2016
Farage is not racist or xenophobic or a bigot. He is demonised merely for putting the needs of the UK, and it's people, at the forefront.
Patriotism is also branded as xenophobia or bigotry.
Political correctness has succeeded in shutting down all opposition and discussion of the problems we face! It is now considered a shameful thing to be proud of one's country.
9th Jun 2016
UKBF is much easier to use. When you choose a thread it automatically takes you to the first unread response. The quoting utility is far superior even to the old AWeb. It allows those simple things like underlining, bolding, and italics and easy to edit. It is EASY to find a thread and you don;t have to scroll down a page before you can see any, and it even tells you what has changed on the threads you are interested in.
To cut it short, UKBF has everything that AWeb does not have, and is far superior. As UKBF is also owned by Sift, why have we drawn the short straw? I hope to God that UKBF won't be downgraded to this rubbish.
8th Jun 2016
Please pardon my sarcasm. I was making a sarcy remark to refute Camerons warning that Brexit may cause WWIII.