Sunday, 23 September 2012

the Chagos Islands, whose indigenous population was secretly and brutally expelled by British Governments in the late 1960s and early 1970s to make way for an American military base

'Stealing A Nation' (2004) is an extraordinary film by John Pilger about the plight of the Chagos Islands, whose indigenous population was secretly and brutally expelled by British Governments in the late 1960s and early 1970s to make way for an American military base. The tragedy, which falls within the remit of the International Criminal Court as "a crime against humanity", is told by Islanders who were dumped in the slums of Mauritius and by British officials who left behind a damning trail of Foreign Office documents.

Before the Americans came, more than 2,000 people lived on the islands in the Indian Ocean, many with roots back to the late 18th century. There were thriving villages, a school, a hospital, a church, a railway and an undisturbed way of life. The islands were, and still are, a British crown colony. In the 1960s, the government of Harold Wilson struck a secret deal with the United States to hand over the main island of Diego Garcia. The Americans demanded that the surrounding islands be "swept" and "sanitized". Unknown to Parliament and to the US Congress and in breach of the United Nations Charter, the British Government plotted with Washington to expel the entire population.

  Stealing a Nation from John Pilger on Vimeo.

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  Stealing a Nation from John Pilger on Vimeo.

Saturday, 22 September 2012


Mr Clegg’s latest attempt at hood-winking the British public into forgiving for selling him, his party, students, sick and ill people on benefits, etc. etc. down the river really defies belief. Does he really think we are all that daft?

I think its more like that his promises go up in smoke so why is this ‘sorry’ any more valid than his original one shown in this video…

It doesn’t get him out of his moral high ground shown in this video that I posted on my blog …

How to stop visiting cats from soiling your garden

In most town and city gardens even if you do not have a cat, your neighbour’s feline companions have a tendency to relieve themselves in flower beds and even on lawns.

They do not realise that it is unpleasant for their human companions on this Earth and do not mean any harm. Indeed they usually try to bury it in order to help. But the fact remains it is absolutely disgusting to discover this in your garden and indeed get a smell of it rather than the cultivated plants and flowers as it is particularly pungent and unpleasant.

I have found a way to discourage cats from doing this without damaging them or indeed the plants. It is not absolutely foolproof and needs to be renewed over and over again but it does significantly help on most occasions.

Cats in general do not like the smell of citrus fruit or indeed garlic. So my suggested solution involves both these things…

To do this follow the steps below…
1.      Collect citrus peel from eaten oranges, used lemons and limes.
2.      Buy some new or use old past its best garlic cloves.
3.      Collect used teabags.
4.      Collect old or broken plant pots, the terracotta ones are best as they will not take off in the wind.
5.      Once you have collected a quantity of these items place the citrus peel in pot on your stove.
6.      Ideally crush the garlic cloves and add this to the citrus peel.
7.      Add a quantity of water to cover most of the peel.
8.      Boil up the mixture until the peel is soft.
9.      Take the used teabags and dip these in the resulting smelly liquid.
10.  Place these teabags predominantly in the area of the garden affected, under the broken or old plant pots so the smell does not get too quickly washed away in the rain.
11.  If you have too many teabags drop these on the affected areas although these will lose their smell more quickly than those under the plant pots. When they start to decompose and are dug into the soil they will add fertility and structure to the soil.
12.  If you have too much liquid which is likely pour this over stones or bricks which are slightly pourous which will also retain the smell for longer.

Although your garden will smell slightly of garlic and citrus at the level of humans when standing up, it will smell much stronger at ground level where the cats are thus repelling them without harming them in any way.

Hopefully this will solve your ‘pussy poop’ problems.