Fuel for thought

So the strike that never was has never happened. I find it odd that as most of us don’t trust politicians and yet on the ill thought proclamations of one such individual the country goes panic mad.

If there is such a thing as karma, then all those idiots queuing for their £5 of petrol and causing us with gasping tanks the inconvenience of ridiculous queues and safari searches across town will suffer their own inconvenience of multiple breakdowns … Selfish, stupid, moronic, there are not enough words to describe these idiots.

Chocolate anyone … don’t mind if I do:)

People who eat chocolate regularly tend to be thinner, new research suggests. The findings come from a study of nearly 1,000 US people that looked at diet, calorie intake and body mass index (BMI) – a measure of obesity.

It found those who ate chocolate a few times a week were, on average, slimmer than those who ate it occasionally. Even though chocolate is loaded with calories, it contains ingredients that may favour weight loss rather than fat synthesis, scientists believe. Now if only someone can come forward and tell me that beer is good for you and I’ll be as happy as Larry.

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The new companion

Jenna-Louise Coleman Announced as New Companion! Official news released this morning reveals that Jenna-Louise Coleman will be the next Doctor Who companion…

We’ve known about the Ponds departure since it was announced by Steven Moffat following a screening of this year’s Christmas Special, The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe. At the time he didn’t give much away but did reveal the Doctor Would be getting a new ‘friend’. Now, after months of speculation the news we’ve all been waiting for was finally released this morning.

Twenty-five year old Jenna from Blackpool will star alongside the 11th Time Lord, Matt Smith, to mark the biggest year in the show’s history. Best known for her roles in Emmerdale (Jasmine Thomas) and Waterloo Road (Lindsay James), Jenna will replace Karen Gillan when she and Arthur Darvill bow out of the show in a heartbreaking departure after one final series of rollercoaster voyages later this year on BBC One.

Flogging a dead horse

Been some time since I looked, but the e-petition opened around Christmas time for Luton City status currently stands at a whopping 2,796 signatures and that’s after extending the closing deadline by a month. I really don’t understand how the misguided individuals supporting this stupid city bid haven’t got the message by now. Stop wasting money on this absurd ambition and start using it where it’s needed!

Right to reply

This is a simple response to James Millar’s response to my letter printed in the Herald and Post of the previous week. They didn’t publish it due to letters discussing the various documentaries aired by C4 and the BBC on the state of Luton’s militant Islamists …

Dear James …
Try as I may I am unable to find any reference in my letter last week in support of the swim centre’s location. You presume that I am in favour of the location because I mentioned that the existing LRSC is in need of replacement.

From a statement of fact by me, you deduce that because I live on the Luton and Dunstable borders (been there since 1984) I’m happy for the new aquatic centre to be built anywhere but near me – how wrong you are – a sports centre on my doorstep, sweet Nirvana, and I ain’t referring to the 90s rock band!

You accuse me of playing the NIMBY card. Pope’s meadow indeed. And Bath Road, seriously? “Hypocrisy meet James, James this is Hypocrisy – Oh! I see you’ve already met.”

The main point of my original reply, which I’ll repeat, is that providing the new sports/swim centre is staffed by efficient personnel, includes top notch facilities and great coaches then it wouldn’t matter where it was built – this in response to your comment about who would want to travel all the way to Stopsley to use it.

Having accused me of coming and going as I please, probably at off-peak times, I’m confused as to what constitutes peak time in your world of strange logic and presumption. The six journeys I made to Stopsley last week were made as follows: 10am Monday and 8.30pm. Tuesday, 12.30pm and 5.15pm. Thursday 2.45pm. Saturday 2.00pm, which of these is peak time? And do you mean peak time for traffic or peak time for Sports Centre usage. Having extensive knowledge of both subjects I’m sure you could enlighten me, but I’d rather you didn’t, another diatribe void of logic I can live without.

Don’t presume to attribute actions, thought and opinions to someone you don’t know James. My original letter highlighted flawed logic and incorrect presumptions in your thinking. I didn’t attack your opinion on where the centre was or is sited and I defended your right to criticise it’s location.

Facts James, stick to them and don’t make condescending remarks in brackets to someone you don’t know! You are a rude man bereft of sane and logical discourse, not worthy of any more my time – begone with you 🙂

Subtlety may deceive you; integrity never will.

Bankers – rhyming slang

Years ago when your bank f***** up or provided naff service you’d just close the account and move on. Having talked to my own bank Natwest, my mother’s bank Barclays and heard of an issue a freind is having with Loyds TSB, I’m thinking it ain’t so simple – they all appear to be as crap as each other.

Same planet, different world

Pink BeltMessage from my sister in Australia …
“On Tuesday all trains into the city were delayed by 45 minutes in the rush hour. As the main train hub caused difficulties for all commuters, the Queensland Government advised that all public transport would be FREE the next day to make up for the inconvenience.”

Can you imagine that happening in Britain?