Seems that Lord Snooty and Pals have taken umbridge at the old Sunday morning kickabout in two central London parks. Offended by ‘chavvy’ jumpers for goal posts, Friends of St James Park, who count amoungst them, Lord Rees-Mogg, Allan Duncan MP and that mockney tosser Jools Holland, have requested that the rozzers enforce a ban on games in the parks. Police have been cited, in the Bog Standard, as saying that they will stop any games as, ‘A Matter of Priority.’ Well, we’ll all sleep easy in that knowledge. Now, anyone up for a Flash Mob Croquet Match.
Archive for January, 2010
My Daughter has just joined an on-line cult of virtual penguins where she is undertaking Ninja training. It seems pretty inocuous stuff at first, you know, preform virtual tasks for virtual coins to buy virtual stuff (Oh so very like the parallel real world) but i have had a wander round the Penguin Republic late at night and have come across some pretty subversive activity, there seems to be a profusion of igloo allnighters, playing an ecclectic mix of trance/techno, drum and bass and funk, doing the rounds, the location and times passesd on clandestinely by penguins wandering randomly through the crowd, whispering PARTY AT MY IGLOO! and also i belive, what can only be described as, a spate of underground fish dealing. The style code for penguins is a case of ‘mix it up propper good’ with penguins adopting a style of dress the Dadaists would have reveared, indeed i met a penguin at a party who arrived wearing a deep sea divers helmet redolant of Salvidor Dali’s address (Fantomes Paranoiaques Authentiques) to the opening of the 1936 London International Surrealist Exhibition at the Burlington Galleries
Now the World of Club Penguin is powered by those all time great peddlers of schmultz and neo-con values, Disney Corp, but its ace to see all these weens subverting the world that they can influence. ‘Viva la Penguinos!’
Oh if you want a go you can find it by goooglin Club Penguin. thats not an ad but hey having looked around t’internet seems its quite a rave fad or i’m well behind the times huh? So heres a screen shot someones pulled off
and why not, while i’m at it- ‘Getting down at the ‘Frag-A-Go Go’
Heres something to warm us all up during these cold winter nights, click play and rub your hands infront of the screen.
Its Life or Death for many this winter, simple as that.
Age Concern and Help the Aged estimate that one in three pensioner (2.7 million pensioner households) live in fuel poverty and that these households are at the greatest risk of winter deaths, collating figures from 2008-2009 that show a 49% increase in Excess Winter Deaths amoungst low income pensioner households in the uk. 36,700 Excess Winter Deaths last year ammounts to a shocking 300 deaths per day, by ‘excess winter deaths’ they mean no; of deaths above the mean average during the winter months (Dec-March minus Non-Winter Deaths which are from the previous Aug-Nov + the subsequent Deaths from Apr-Jul). These figures come during a period when we have seen massive rises in the cost of energy with current forcasts predicting a rise of between 14-20% by 2020.
Both groups are calling for an Energy Bill and for it to include mandatory social tariffs providing security from fuel poverty and alliviating the worry and risks facing those most vulnerable.
Basing calculations around the average yearly energy bill of £1,026 it is estimated that reductions of energy costs of between £100 and £300 per year would reduce fuel poverty by 45-75%. Thats not alot to ask from a government that happily chuck billions at financial institutions when they run into a bit of bother.
At present and despite the huge number of pensioners living in fuel poverty, only an estimated 800,000 customers benefit from discounted tariffs and as Age Concern/Help the Aged highlight, ‘According to Ofgem, a social tariff must be at least as good as the lowest tariff in the customers area but not all providers comply and offer other lower prices,’ bringing about a problem with complexity and that, ‘Older people complain they do not understand social tariffs or do not know about them. There is a lack of clear information in a format those most in need of social tariffs can access.
Now just think a bit, i’m a bit poor and certainly can’t afford to run my heating as much as i would like but i can put another jumper on, grin and bear it, or, i can go out for a walk, visit a friend, go and check out the dailys in the local library or thaw myself out in the sub tropical climes of my local M&S. As you get older you shed all that excess body fat, become less efficient at converting calories, develop arthritis and rhumatism amoungst a host of other jolly things we all have to look forward to, not to mention the slippy pavements etc and so it’s essential to maintain at least one room of toasty warmness in your house 24hrs as you get on a bit.
Energy companies currently have a voluntary agreement regarding the provision of social tariffs with governmant that ends in 2011. Age Concern and Help the Aged are fronting a campaign to ensure specifically that mandatory social tariffs are introduced so that energy companies have to offer thier lowest tariff to low income consumers irrespective of thier payment method.
Follow the campaign and get involved:
In the meantime Check on your neighbours, offer to do some shopping or some cooking-Both! and check they’ve got some heat.
Until then Stay Warm and chuck another Banker on the fire
Let a thousand flowers bloom. Theres to be a second weekend of anarchist planning for action around the general election. This is not the same one as the Class War meeting on Jnuary 24th but is organised – as Alessio succinctly puts it ‘ by thepeople who had the balls to organise the G20 action’. Here’s the details – I fully support this initiative and will be attending with news of what was decided at the 24th meeting.We’ve got three months to organise together – let’s fucking go for it.
Please forward. Time is short.
As the G20 mobilisation brought upwards of 8,000-10,000 people onto the streets against the financial crisis, a broad coalition is shaping up aiming to vent alot of the frustrations and anger that exists at the “democratic process” of rubber stamping the rule of capitalism over our society. This invite is open to all who want to contribute or work with others in a expressing this dissent. Already there are talks of a Climate Camp intervention, Class War action, all the way to local community initiatives. As the tories await their next turn to whip the proles arses for the next 5 years, maybe its time to bring back a the notion that we are not just passive comsumers waiting for the next big bonanza sales but active agents in our lives with the anger and vitriol for a ruck against this dead system.
**Warning: Some people at this meeting you may not agree with, get over it!**
ELECTION MOBILISATION MEETING
You are cordially invited to attend..
An open-ended meeting, arranged so people can consider how a
coalition of groups and tendencies might mobilise together in 2010, for
a new society. It’s suggested this should be in the context of the
general election, and on the strategy for an effective, decentralised
movement in response, but the agenda is not fixed. All groups and
individuals committed to a world free of oppression, very welcome.
And please forward this invitation.
Meeting Dates: Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st January
Venue: Downstairs at The Foundry, Old Street tube, 80 Great Eastern Street, London, EC2A 3JL
Time: 3-7pm (both days)
The parasitic double act more usually known as Wills ‘n’ Harry have just had thier ignoble boats splashed on canvas down at the National Portrait Gallery. Now if it were that the artist, Nicky Phillips, had fleeced the sponging cunts for the cost of her labour i would say all well and good and don’t forget to add expenses. However its us that foot the bill for this self agrandising narcissism- the two princes apparently engaged in jolly banter –
Ben Luke, Critic in the facist freesheet ‘Bog Standard’ alludes the painting style to be akin to that of Velazquez or Van Dyck, where the fuck is he coming from, to be frank it looks more like something Stalin would have commisioned- Expect to see this bollocks on biscuit tins soon. Now i do recall peoples hero, Paul Kellerher, beheading Thatchers statue in the House of Commons back in 2002 bestowing an act of kindness on the artistic community in the process, theres a thought. Improvements can be made to the Dawb at the Contemporary Galleries in the National.
i can’t bring myself to link the shite so heres a picture of two cocks instead