EU March to the Exit!


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A scrabble board spells out Brexit in Dublin

(A scrabble board spells out Brexit in Dublin, Ireland May 4 2016. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne)


Blood or money. These are the usually the only two things that dramatically change any political landscape. In Northern Ireland there is a lot of talk at the moment about a border poll. But until the effects of Brexit has an economic down surge and people lose money there will be no change in the status of Northern Ireland, IMHO. Nobody rocks the boat intentionally.  When you have mortgages and bills to pay why bother with the upheaval and unknown. We tried war the Irish way – 30 years and three thousand killed. True war requires the rivers to run red. If three thousand people had been killed in a very short time span then violence may have changed things. But otherwise all we have been left with is a very deep seated mistrust at the core of society.

Northern Ireland has known peaceful ways for the last number of years, which first begins with an absence of violence. (Thank you Mr McGuinness and Mr Adams.) True peace, however, will only be achieved when this inherited hatred from generations past is finally extinguished.

So bring on the the hand over date from the EU and maybe politics in Northern Ireland will be able to finally produce a radical change that people of violence couldn’t bring about.

Now wouldn’t that be a fitting legacy for Mr M. McGuinness and his attempt  to bring about Irish Unification.



ps google words of the day were brexit and peace


(she’s) FROZEN…Let it(her) go!


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Have been thinking lately of the story of the fourteen year old girl who died of cancer but had to go to the High Court to ensure her wishes were carried out by her mother and have her  body cryogenic-ally frozen.  Then to be thawed out at a later date when there would be a cure for her cancer and so she could have a life. The more I thought about this story the more I was disturbed. There was a lack of foresight on all involved parents and judge which leaves you wondering about peoples pulse of reality.

If this girl is thawed out, she will still be only fourteen years old, so in the law of the land: A child. My first thought was the parent who signed off on this must be assuming that a cure and the ability to thaw her out must be going to happen soon or else when the child is awakened (if that really is possible if you have been declared dead) then in all likelihood her parents will be elderly or dead. What a weight to place on a fourteen year old recovering cancer victim. Here’s your life- you have now become the main carer for your infirm parents. What were they thinking??

The physical situational reality of a body staying at the one age but life continuing all around it must have dawned on someone- you’d think. This leads to the realisation that all parties involved have the assumption that she will some how be resuscitated with her full memories intact. Without memories of a previous life how else would you know that you are living a life any different to the one you had before? And also that she won’t some how have forgotten that she had died young and so was regarded by ‘others’ as not having lived a life. And also the heavy reality of knowing that every single person she ever knew has aged  and moved on to another stage in life but she wasn’t part of that. That is a death in its self.

All in all this story, for me, showed people truly mired in grief that they couldn’t think straight. A situation of false hope costing £36,000 dollars. And as each day passes for her parents and her death becomes more distant and their own more imminent. What then? Will they still see things in the same light?





Ps Google  clip art words ” frozen ice cube”

Cause I’m a Soil Man…


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Still annoying myself about ‘What is the meaning of life’ I had my eyes opened to one explanation when my two Jehovah Witness friends called around. Genesis 2 V15.This verse is in relation to the Garden of Eden. Mankind was so commanded to work it and take care of it. But if you read on to Gen 3 V23 you find that also when Adam and Eve were kicked out of Eden they still were made to “… work the ground from which he had been taken.”

Mankind is inexplicable linked to the earth, whether he likes it or not.We may think that by losing ourselves in a virtual world is the answer. But this is no answer. There is still a body requiring an earth to feed it. And for the virtual world to exist, a real world must also exist to house it with energy.

So we must live fully within our confines of the world and take care of it, for it to take care of us.

Abuse of the natural world only results in further suffering for ourselves.

There is an irony to life that natural systems exist in the world happily but yet when mankind extracts from the earth, eg metals, minerals, oil, gas etc then he meets a barrage of problems such as pollution, toxicity, ground instability, etc

Some times I think how does the world ever put up with mankind’s endeavours to exist unnaturally?



Ps Google phrase of the day ‘false world’