With the recent near-demise of Britain’s last (only?) ethical High Street bank and its subsequent enshitening, many people and organisations will be looking for a new place to put their money and trust, looking to get their daily banking needs covered by an organisation that isn’t skinning its own cat to please shareholders who are mostly even bigger and more shameless faceless financial institutions and mutual funds than they are themselves. Continue reading
Book review alert. DANGER.
Today I finished reading The Long Price Quartet by Daniel Abraham, comprising A Shadow in Summer, A Betrayal in Winter, An Autumn War, and The Price of Spring. I read them in their two omnibus reprints Shadow and Betrayal, and Seasons of War.
Following last week’s “omnishambles“, which is a polite way of saying “clusterfuck” I guess, and this week’s concerns with wet weather at Motegi preventing riders from practicing, qualifying and possibly racing, I have come up with the following plan to ensure that the public are entertained and the championship continues – because the show must go on!
You’re an idiot if you think G+ doesn’t exist purely to harvest even more information about you to be sold behind your back.
Financiers are among the world’s most fervent supporters of the free market, that’s a given. “No government interference!” they demand, “more deregulation!”
When I was asked if I’d mind helping my brother out while he was working at WSBK at Donington last weekend, I said I would be more than happy to. I mean, I was going anyway. It’s down the road from where I live and it’s my favourite currently in-use racetrack.
Forgive me, dear reader. It has been several weeks since I last blogged.
I don’t know if my clamming up has been due to a lack of interesting subjects to write about or just my own personal misery, but whatever it is it has kept me silent for a few weeks.
But wait …
It seems to me like we are paying an awful lot of people to do nothing but bicker over things they don’t really believe in. Some call it democracy, some call it parliament, I call it a massive waste of resources for little to no benefit to anyone other than those people paid to do it.
You are never going to win a fight with the Police on the streets of Britain. They are trained in the ways of urban warfare, are a well equipped and disciplined fighting force, and they get up to date accurate intelligence. They also get to come tooled up and break the law.
The trouble with being middle class is that you’re always expected to be going somewhere. If you’re not upwardly mobile then you are nothing and are probably in Britain’s 4th class characterised by joblessness for whatever reason.