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WELCOME TO MY RANTS PAGE.

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Hello friends, a warm welcome to my rants page.
Everyone likes a good gripe nowadays, if it isn't about the weather its about work or something else, we just cannot help ourselves, we often feel good after a good rant.
I created this blog to "let off steam" rather than shout abuse or hit walls lol.
I would just like to remind you that the writing here is strictly MY opinion and there will be no mentions of names etc except when I am ranting about the Government.
Everyone has their own opinion, and thats how it should be, this is a blog merely based on mine.


Happy reading,

William.

PRIVATE RENTING.

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HI folks, been a while, hope you are well, been settling into my new home so been very busy, well its nice to be back, today I would like to talk about PRIVATE RENTING.

When I decided to pack up and come down to England, I knew I would have to rent privately, unlike Scotland, it is ver near impossible to get a council home unless you are homeless or have medical reasons, and when I say medical reasons, I am talking about one foot in the grave lol.

Everyone knows in this Country there is a shortage of housing, the homeless figures are astronomical, there are people who prefer to live on the streets and wouldn't know what to do, or couldn't cope if they got a place to live, that is their choice and it should be respected, however there are people who cannot for love nor money get a council or housing association home for love nor money.

So I moved down here, my daughters kindly sought a rental home for me so I could move down to be with them, they chose a lovely house, 1 bedroom in…

NORTH KOREA BLUES

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Hi folks, hope you are well, I have been moving home so couldn't get to my blogs of late but I am back.
I want to talk about a harrowing video I watched on Facebook, which not only turned my stomach but brought a tear to my eye.

The video was of a young girl, who had escaped from North Korea through the Gobi desert with her friends. to safety and freedom.
Can you imagine the will power and determination you would need to take on such a journey? The danger is beyond human expectation, but you will do anything to escape tyranny.

The young girl spoke out on a platform, informing the World what it is like to live in North Korea.
When she systematically went through the horrors of a regime hell bent on tyranny it was sad, we take for granted in our democracies everything we have, and yet we still complain, we complain about silly, immaterial issues and we don't know how damn lucky we are.

She told us about life in North Korea, she told us of people being murdered for no reason, she told …

ELECTION DAY UK.

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So friends, we are finally here, today is the day were everyone gets a chance to vote for the Party they think will be able to lead our Country out of brexit, whilst dealing with the everyday politics of the UK.
It will not be easy for whomever gets elected as these times are pretty rough, they are rough because we are being  attacked almost every month from extremists who are doing their level best to destroy a Country that has survived all sorts of despots and fanatics.
I am not happy of the fact that the latest set of inhuman scum were alerted to Police some Years ago and nothing was done, so one asks oneself, if they had been detained would the poor people who were murdered in London and Manchester be still alive?
There is supposed to be an enquiry but how does that help the families who have lost loved ones, when it may have been prevented.
I have no idea who will win the General Election, the results will be broadcast as they come in tonight all over British television.
Whomever wins…

GETTING NEAR TO THE ELECTION.

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Hello folks, how are you? well we have seen a few debates so far on the coming General Election, so who do you fancy?
For many Years I voted Labour but after hearing today's manifesto from Labour its highly unlikely I will be voting for them.
Why? It was all going so well until Jeremy Corbyn decided to have a Free run of Migrants into the UK, for  me thats a no no.
This Country is struggling to make ends meet, the people of Great Britain cannot find work as it is, cannot get a home, cannot get their kids into school, cannot make ends meet, and this jumped up weirdo decides that free movement is a good thing? yes its a good thing for skilled workers, but will it stop there? don't think so, and before anyone gets their knickers in a twist I know the Health service would crumble without migrant workers, but we need to draw the line somewhere.
This has put me right off Labour and even if I wanted to waste my vote on UKIP, I would rather do that than let a Government open the flood gat…

STEALING FROM THE WORKING CLASS.

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Hi friends, me again, hope you are well, today has been beautiful, the sun has been shining most of the day, and the warmth has been welcoming, In the United Kingdom we are always thankful for nice weather lol.
Today folks I want to discuss thefts, from our local area, thefts that have left poor working class families without tools to work, and if they don't have tools they cannot do their job.
These days everyone is struggling to make ends meet, we are in the middle of Austerity, money is tight, money is scarce, we can barely pay our rent and bills.
To steal from someone else's property absolutely disgusts me, its like someone walking into your house without an invitation, you feel  vulnerable and scared, so why is it any different having you're vehicle broken into a tools stolen?
The people who carry out these thefts are clever, they pick quiet streets were ordinary folks are either in bed or settled in for the night with the blinds closed, these thieves are opportune, and a…

GENERAL ELECTION PART 2

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So folks here we are again, we are coming up to another General election, what have the parties fighting for our vote have to offer?
Well so far as per usual the Tories are only thinking of the rich and as per usual to hell with the poor, the poor who keep the Country going by working till they drop.
The latest thing on the Tory manifesto is that anyone who needs to go into care will be allowed to keep up to 100,000 pounds of their assets before they have to pay for their own care, so how long do they think 100,000 pounds is going to last when your ushered into a care home? not long by all accounts as it costs a fortune for care?
But they think this is good, well friends they are the only ones, but what is the alternative? Labour promises to end hardship for the poor, pump billions into the NHS, make the higher tax earners pay more and perhaps put a penny or two on to the tax we pay.
I have been labour through and through my whole working life, but things changed when Labour turned out to…

LIGHT FINGERED PEOPLE.

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For the life of me I am puzzled, In this neck of the woods, a supposed affluent area, were people want to retire, were people think they are safe, but are they really?
Lately all you read on Facebook, is someone's van being broken into, someone's motorbike stolen, someone's house being burgled, or worse someone going around stealing animals?
Almost daily you read about one of the above, and it is now getting to the worrying stages.
A young lad had his bicycle stolen this very day? 
What kind of people are we living with? what kind of people steal from a tradesman, steal his tools out of his van, when they know full well its his/her livelihood?
The answer of course is desperate people or people who just don't care about others.
Many Years ago you could actually go out of your house and leave the door open, no one dreamed of stealing from you, people were more respectful, people were not so desperate.
Why are people desperate? sadly drugs plays a major part in desperation, need…

BLOOD ISN'T ALWAYS THICKER THAN WATER.

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Hi friends.

Today I would like to talk about Families. Gone are the days when family meant family and sticking by each other. In the early days of the 60,s and 70,s you looked after each other, you were a family unit, lo betide anyone who got in the way of family, or tried to hurt them, it is certainly changed days.
I am speaking in general as opposed to personally, as I watch things going on around me it is kinda sad, sad, that there are so many families split, never speaking to each other, never making that effort.
I also think its incredible how sons and daughters do not speak to their mum just because something happened outwith the Mothers control many Years ago, it is really, sad that they cannot forgive and forget and move on.
When you fall out with a friend, you may not speak to them for a wee while, or if it is serious ever again, but nine times out of ten all is forgiven and you become pals again, maybe not as close but pals nevertheless.
It only takes one person to make the move,…

BONE OF CONTENTION.

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Hi folks, I have just had the most traumatic few days I have had in a long time.
I was working away last night, and I got a private Facebook message from a friend and Neighbour.
A couple of days before that, I purchased 2 meat bones out of a famous cheap shop, I am sure you can guess, Poundland.
I bought one for my dog and another one for my neighbours dog, I have been buying these type of bones in Poundland for years and not once have I had any issues, I have even bought them for my daughters dogs and they were ok.
At the back of my mind I always thought cooked bones were better for your dog than raw bones, alas my friend told me this is not the case, cooked bones splinter easily and can cause a lot of damage to a dog, especially if that dog will eat the whole thing.
The message I received made me sick, I was told that my neighbours dog was rushed into the vet suffering from splinters in her abdomen, gut and tummy, I was devastated.
The instructions on the packet said it was quite safe for…

GENERAL ELECTION.

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Surprise Surprise Theresa May has called for a General Election, why? because she knows she will win hands down, as there are no other parties strong enough to stand up to the Tories, certainly not Labour. Jeremy Corbyn is a joke and will never make the Prime Minister of this or any other Country, I am not saying it is only down to him, but Labour need a strong Leader and in my opinion he isnt it. I was brought up working class, my mum and dad voted labour most of their lives, when Labour actually stood for something, had Morals, and looked after the people. In the heady days of the 70's Labour dominated because of the Trade Unions, every Organisation feared the Unions, Productivity suffered, but the rights of workers were back then the forefront of Unions and the Labour Party, these days I am not sure what Labour stands for. So whats the alternative? in my opinion there isn't one, wish there was but sadly no party is strong enough to go against the Tories, even although Tory mean…

THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PYJAMAS

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I do not know if you have watched the film? I have watched it twice and each time I watch it not only do I shed a tear but I become very angry quickly.
I cannot remember if this film was factual, I mean the story of the two boys befriending each other, one a German boy the other a Jewish boy, however it doesn't really matter because a scenario probably existed during the second World war.
I don't know why I watch these movies, it kinda draws me in to a point were I say thank the Lord I wasn't born in those days, naturally it did not apply to Brits, but the awful degradation and criminal murder of a people actually hits the spot as far as I am concerned.
For the love of me to this day I cannot understand why they got away with the mass murders? surely intelligence must have come from somewhere just exactly what they were doing? why was there no intervention?
I believe I read once that the Brits did bomb one or two camps, but never really concentrated on them as they were more i…

IS TRUMP RIGHT?

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In an uncertain age when it isn't safe to go anywhere nowadays, what do we do? do we allow these terrorists to Govern our life? do we sit at home 24 hours a day, scared to go out? The answer is NO. Why should we be scared to go out, why should we be terrified to go on holiday in the fear of being shot, knifed or blown up? It is getting beyond a joke now, when Powers think they have the right to kill innocent people by sending one of the worst destroyers of humanity, a chemical weapon. It is absolutely disgusting that a Country can even think about this let alone take action, thousands of innocent people were affected by the chemical weapon, which also killed many children? children? what have they done? Mr Trump is getting a lot of bad press for taking action against a Country who had the voracity to use chemical weapons and it makes me sick to the stomach that no one before Trump thought about retaliation.

BREXIT THE START.

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Hi folks, hello again, hope you are good, well finally our Government has triggered article 50, sounds like a bomb or something lol, its about time in my humble opinion, we will get through this and even though it will still take Years, it is what the majority of the Public wanted, and despite all the negativity from the remainders, the leavers won the day. It was all a bit of a joke, we had a vote, the decision was we were leaving, however some politicians tried their level best to reverse the decision, so did they want to keep voting until the remainders won? hmm that's not democracy, and everyone knows it, I will give our Prime Minister her due, she wasn't having it and made sure the decision was met as per the voting public. So what happens next? I don't think anyone knows, from top Politicians to the General Public. It is believed that the UK will have to pay between 15 and 50 billion pounds in fees for leaving the EU were that figure comes from is beyond me. Many people …

MAN ON THE MOON.

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Hey folks its me again, hope you are all well, its a beautiful day here in England, the sun is shining, its warm, and its a real feelgood day, hope you are all having a fantastic day wherever you are in this beautiful World we call home.
Well what am I going to moan about today?


This is 2017, we progress so much, we are almost at the stage of the movies, many things are being invented, man is in space practically all the time, there is even talk of an expedition to Mars, by our cousins in America, and yet, sometimes it feels as though we are in the 1800s, we advance on so many things yet we go backwards in everyday progress.
In the UK we are proud, proud because we have an NHS, free to the point of delivery, well really it isn't free because Britain's pay what is called National Insurance, which helps towards the cost of medical treatment, as far back as I can remember, we have paid National insurance on our salaries.
It is in a bad way, it doesn't matter how much money is pum…

TERROR IN BRITAIN.

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So once again we have been hit by Terrorists, once again Innocent people are killed and injured.
We can only imagine why because I don't think anyone has the answer.
It is getting to the stage that you are not safe walking the streets, its also getting to the stage that there will be more and more armed Police evident in our streets and why not?
If you go to other countries, the Police are armed, they are armed because they are not taking any chances.
I think the Government should arm our Police so that they are always ready for incidents like we just experienced.
I feel it for the poor people who died, the Police Officer doing his duty, the Mother collecting her kid from school, and I believe there is another guy who fell to the evil Terrorist.
The whole area was naturally cordoned off, Police, Ambulances everywhere as people fled the noise of gun fire.
All I want to say here is Britain didn't submit to Hitler, Britain isn't scared of anyone, and we will continue to live in safe…

ENERGIZE ? OR KILL?

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Hey people, me again, thought I would share an article I discovered on facebook, this is pretty serious but make of it as you will. The bomblast of Energy drinks hit the shelves some time ago, bragging they are good for you, and will energize you in minutes, these drinks are very popular, and many people young and old drink them in excess. Some shops have an age restriction on these drinks as many parents do not realize their kids are drinking them, causing all sorts of hyperactivity, so in fairness they have a right to make sure their kids are protected by the law. The age to buy these drinks are 15 or over but some say they should be 18 and over but I will let you decide what is right.
below are some facts about these high sugared energy drinks, make up your own mind what you think.
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