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Diary Blog, 11 March 2023, including thoughts about migration-invasion, loudmouth ignoramus Gary Lineker, System propaganda broadcasting, and possible nuclear war

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On this day a year ago

Saturday quiz

Well, this week I scored the same as political journalist John Rentoul— 7/10. I did not know the answers to questions 4, 5, and 7 (just missed on no. 4).

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Strange that Gary Lineker looks rather “non-Aryan”, but I have looked at his Wikipedia entry. No clue there. Still, I wonder whether there is not some —perhaps undocumented— alien element.

Earn well“? The bastard is paid nearly £2,000,000 a year to shoot the breeze about football, a ridiculous emolument possible only because the leech-like BBC makes people pay —on pain, ultimately, of imprisonment— for a so-called “Television Licence” the monies of which go exclusively to the BBC out of hundreds of broadcasters. A completely monstrous, unjust, boondoggle which is a left-over from the 1930s in origin (1950s in general practice). Completely out of date.

Beyond that, real “free speech”, and real “democracy” too, is subverted because there is an “in-group” in broadcasting. If you are part of it, you get paid, annually, £200,000, £500,000, a million pounds, or even more. If, though, you are chucked out of that charmed circle because you and/or your views are dissident in any real sense (as with all social-national or even conservative-nationalist people), you go outside and are then (as Nietzsche put it) “facing the wintry wind“.

That is why, on any really controversial issue, the broadcasting drones (whether news, commentary, sports, comedy, drama, whatever) all spout System propaganda, whether on immigration, migration-invasion, race, Jews, the contrived “holocaust” farrago, “Covid”, the “Covid “vaccines”, their vaccine dangers, “Ukraine”, the “blacks with everything” campaign. You name it.

In short, all the denizens of the System broadcasting milieu know that those big salaries and fees, the expensive houses and cars and holidays, their whole way of life, and popular status, are all dependent on either saying the “right” thing, or at least not saying the “wrong” (not acceptable to System) thing.


The wider questions around all of that, though, include the true level of migration-invasion, which goes even beyond the relentless and infuriating small-boat invasion making landfall on the coasts of Kent and Sussex.

The larger migration-invasion contingents do not arrive on small boats but “legally” (superficially), such as via marriage visas, fiance/fiancee visas, work visas, student visas (many, perhaps most, never return home), tourist visas etc.

Indeed, the largest contingent of “invaders” are those arriving simply by being born to non-white or other non-British mothers already in the UK.

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I was brought up going to race meetings: mainly Ascot, Newbury, and Windsor, but also Sandown, Kempton and, more rarely, other courses— Brighton, Goodwood, Cheltenham and Hereford; also, point-to-points in Berkshire, Hampshire, and Buckinghamshire.

There have been improvements in horse welfare, particularly in the actual running of races; more needs to be done. In particular, and as that clip showed, racehorses, after their race careers, must be shown proper loyalty and respect, and put out to grass for their remaining days.

How about society stopping the rat-race of mothers having to go out to work from financial necessity, those mothers then being able to spend at least the first, say, 7 years with their children at home? Or 14 years, for that matter (with opportunity to then return to work and/or to new careers, if they want).

Thinking “outside the box”, how about giving the invaders (both sexes) a choice between leaving the UK within a certain number of days (maybe 30 days) with financial help, or facing compulsory sterilization? That at least would safeguard the race-stock.

Just watched that clip. A very stupid and ill-informed discussion. Desalination need not be hugely energy-intensive. I rarely commend the Israelis, but they are now, arguably, the leaders in this, using filters (reverse-osmosis) to purify water: https://edition.cnn.com/2022/08/19/middleeast/israel-water-desalination-climate-cmd-intl/index.html.

At the end of 2013 four plants, with a total capacity of almost 500 million m3/year per year, were operational. All plants use reverse osmosis, utilizing self-generated power.” [Wikipedia].

In fact, Israel now gets 75% of its water from the Mediterranean: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_supply_and_sanitation_in_Israel. If brackish water is included, 85%.

Learn from whomsoever you can.

In the UK, there are a number of issues around water supply and use. First of all, the unnecessary and deliberate increase in population (from immigration and births to immigrants) since the 1980s, and especially from the 1990s.

Secondly, the sheer incompetence of the water companies in various ways, especially in the failure to repair leaking pipes.

Thirdly, in domestic areas (the type of bathroom and kitchen taps used, the rarity of garden water barrels etc). See also https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainwater_harvesting.

Fourthly, design issues. In some parts of the world, such as southern Spain, new multi-story buildings have to have rainwater catchment and storage. When I lived for a while in the Caribbean, I saw that most villas (including mine) had large inbuilt water tanks. The water was unsuitable for drinking unless boiled (I had to buy imported mineral water, or UV-filtered Miami tap water, the latter USD $5 per U.S. gallon, for that), but the tank water was OK, from a health viewpoint, for coffee and tea. The tank water never ran out, despite being used for showers etc.

I happened to see the following article as well: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groasis_Waterboxx.

Incidentally, while looking at Wikipedia, I also saw this:

In March 2017, a national survey was published that concluded that there is an extremely high rate of serious iodine deficiency among the Israeli population, and in particular among pregnant women (85%) and school-age children (62%).[59] The researchers mentioned the lack of a national salt iodisation program and the heavy dependence on iodine-depleted desalinated seawater as reasons for this major public health problem.[59] The concerns include a “high risk of maternal and fetal hypothyroidism and impaired neurological development of the fetus”, and the professor leading the study stated that iodine deficiency has lowered the IQ level of Israeli children by four to five points over the past 50 years.[59]


Interesting. Has that had political effects? Also, what is our British excuse (or reason)? I am convinced that the IQ levels of the UK population have also dropped greatly in the past half-century. Even discounting the effect of the vast numbers of blacks and browns, there has surely been a very obvious lowering of intelligence among the native white population.

A couple of years ago

I noticed that the above had a hit or two today. It has, I think, held up well, re-reading it, despite having been left with gaps by Twitter and YouTube censorship.

More thoughts about Lineker, BBC, migration-invasion etc

The “rebellion” by BBC-paid “celebrity” drones wanting to virtue-signal about Lineker gives a clue as to the number of (in lay terms) “traitors” who are pumping out stuff in the msm. They all want or pretend to want more blacks and browns in the UK. If a handful have come out in public on that basis, a thousand times that number are working away undetected in the BBC, Sky, ITV etc.

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In the UK, the ridiculous Gary Lineker/BBC Twitterstorm, or storm in a teacup, has completely displaced Ukraine from the top of msm news broadcasts. Just as the Kiev regime seems to be losing Bakhmut/Artyomovsk to Russian forces. Is that a co-incidence?

When you think that the “Ukraine” (Kiev regime) side alone has apparently lost 20,000 or 25,000 men there in Bakhmut/Artyomovsk (and the Russians possibly far more), it seems incredible. Or is it?

So the Kiev regime now strikes cities it claims as its own? The Russians have been rebuilding Mariopol/Mariupol.

There was an attack in Moscow too, today. Either a missile or a terrorist-type attack.

Keep prodding the bear with sharp sticks and see what happens…

To mix languages, kakaya grotesquerie!

Decadence has taken over 99% of the USA.

On thermonuclear war (with apologies to Herman Kahn https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herman_Kahn)

As I have blogged previously, a year or so ago, during the period roughly 1949-1989, i.e. the ~40 years of the Cold War, into which I was born (b.1956), I never, as child or adult, believed that there would be a nuclear war between East and West, though we now know that, quite apart from the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1963, one nearly started by ridiculous accident in 1983: see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1983_Soviet_nuclear_false_alarm_incident.

After the death of Sovietism, officially 1991 but in reality about 1989, and during both the Yeltsin and Putin rulerships 1991-2012, there was effective detente between the West and Russia. Storm clouds gathered after that.

Only now, in the past year or so, have I been seriously concerned that there might be a real and almost inevitably nuclear war between NATO (i.e. the USA and its hangers-on) and Russia.

The regional conflict in the Ukraine area, which is now a regional war, sees ever-more escalation by NATO and the West generally. More advanced, and heavier, weapons being shipped to the Kiev regime, along with enormous amounts of non-military aid, and equally-huge amounts of actual money, some of which has certainly been stolen by Kiev-regime officials.

The situation is uncertain, but a full war between NATO and Russia is now by no means unlikely, and all because NATO wants to pressure Russia and then have Putin removed by internal coup, possibly to be followed by the breaking up of the Russian Federation into a number of constituent parts, something that has not been the case since the time of Ivan the Terrible (16thC). See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivan_the_Terrible.

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The press-gang arrives…https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impressment.

Ah, yes…Paris, the capital of that nice liberal Monsieur Macron…

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Diary Blog, 7 August 2022, with thoughts about drought and water supply

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Drought, and water supply

Where is the strategic direction from government? It is hard to think of a more basic function of government in the modern era than the supply of plentiful and clean water. Of all necessities, water supply is the most basic.

Measures that should be taken in the UK (southern England, really) include water-retention projects in upland areas, new dams and reservoirs, and construction of desalination plants for emergency use (Israel has some of the best technology for that; worth looking at).

Other measures would include those to minimize leaks. London may be losing a quarter of the water available and piped by reason of leaks.

Also, the UK population has increased by many millions in the past half-century. Stop importing unwanted people.

Cape Town nearly ran out of water 2015-2018, partly by reason of low rainfall, but also because (quelle surprise) African government has proven incapable of planning ahead: see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Town_water_crisis.

Cape Town was saved partly by severe restrictions on use, but mainly because the rains started to arrive again from 2018. Los Angeles was in difficulties too over the past decade, but again was saved mainly by renewed rainfall.

In principle, I think that water, at least for domestic users, should be free or very inexpensive, but the reality is that there is a cost attached to the storage and supply of water (and also to the disposal of waste water). There is a debate to be had as to how to manage those costs.

In Ireland, until fairly recently, water was supplied free of charge to domestic users, and the cost covered out of taxation, mainly rates (taxation) on domestic and commercial property: see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_supply_and_sanitation_in_the_Republic_of_Ireland#Tariffs.

Factors: abundant surface water, and a relatively small population, which until recent decades was mostly poor. Incidentally, it was not so long ago that most of the Irish population did not pay income tax.

I oppose meters for water, and I oppose the profiteering by the present privatized water companies in the UK. There should be a national water authority and, if water is to be charged for at all, a set amount —the same amount— paid for water (either per person or per household) over a determined period.

Water pressure can be reduced to save water in times of drought, though that is easier in some countries than in others. I recall a friend in New Jersey telling me in about 1991 that he had seen a special episode of This Old House [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/This_Old_House] from London, which included the information that water pressure was 18 pounds per square inch.

My friend said that “to us, that’s a trickle!“. I think that water pressure in the NY/NJ region is nearer to 80 pounds per square inch, so 4x higher than in London, thinking back to that conversation.

Incidentally, water pressure in the UK is now expressed in “bars”, a metric measurement: see https://www.plumbnation.co.uk/blog/the-complete-guide-to-water-pressure/.

Large-scale users of water are commercial enterprises, including farms. These may have to be squeezed further on cost.

Notes: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desalination; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_supply_and_sanitation_in_Israel; https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/aug/06/britain-drought-measures-hosepipe-bans-beavers-warer-butts.

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Mostly right, though not mentioning the huge —and possibly irreparable— damage done to the UK economy by the ridiculous “panicdemic” measures of 2020-2022, particularly the “lockdown” shutdown(s).

How low has the UK sunk, that it could even contemplate having a Indian as its Prime Minister?

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This is the sort of thing, or one type of thing, that happens when you mix up capitalist enterprise (economic zone or sphere) with the zone or sphere of social rights, politics etc. In the Threefold Social Order proposed by Rudolf Steiner, those zones or spheres (and the spiritual/cultural/etc zone or sphere) should not be confused. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_threefolding.

Bulb Energy was originally a mixture of economic enterprise and social do-gooding to do with “reducing emissions” and similar nonsense.

Other examples of “social entrepreneurship” have abounded in the Britain of the past 20 years. A swamp of fraud, chicanery and chaotic mismanagement. One of the worst types of the phenomenon has been the “social entrepreneur” company that presents itself as quasi-charitable but makes millions for its major shareholders out of public funds.

The maladministration and incompetence of Iain Dunce Duncan Smith at the DWP from 2010-2015 allowed dozens if not hundreds of such organizations to flourish. There were and maybe still are many examples, funded by not only the DWP but also other parts of government. I am not even sure that “Kids’ Company” was the worst: see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kids_Company.

 [Camila Batmanghelidjh, founder and Chief Executive of Kids’ Company]

Another one, the name of which escapes me for the moment, made millions for its controllers out of DWP funds; one of those ridiculous outsourcing companies finding “make-work” non-jobs for the unemployed and disabled.

The fat young woman who owned it with her husband (fortunately for them, their names also escape me right now) was on BBC Daily Politics and other TV shows between 2010-2015, talking about how good it all was. Only Andrew Neil was sharp enough to (obliquely) question the amount said woman was making (out of the taxpayers). She and her husband bought a large country house in Derbyshire before that particular house of cards collapsed. They made millions upon millions, were never prosecuted for what I consider an outright fraud, not to mention exploitation of desperate people, and still live in luxury today, I believe.

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Solutions are several…

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Diary Blog, 2 August 2022

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On this day a year ago

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Even a stopped clock is right once or twice a day (depending on whether analogue or digital).

Lenient sentencing


Yet another example of what is now almost ubiquitous— a defendant being given a pathetically weak sentence (in this case, a suspended term of imprisonment plus a fine and a couple of add-ons) despite having deliberately pushed a glass into a woman’s face, leaving her traumatized and with permanent scars.

The courts have to get a lot tougher on crimes of violence.

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Life (existence?) in a multikulti society.

This episode shows (confirms) that Liz Truss is completely idiotic, has no real idea even now how the British state is run, and has no serious ideas, ideas that are thought out properly.

I doubt that her evident incompetence will much affect her chances of taking over the Conservative Party leadership, though. After all, the same people (Conservative Party members) elected Boris-idiot as their leader a few years ago; he also was incompetent and had no serious ideas.

Late tweets

The UK is in the same position, more or less. Only a small minority of the “blacks and browns” are really of any use whatever. Many, perhaps a majority, while not being very criminal or dangerous, are basically useless, and are a dead weight, a millstone round the neck of the British people. Another minority are actively criminal and/or terroristic.

Looks like a reasonably good neighbourhood. Surely children should not be selling drinks on the street? I suppose it is part of the mercantile ethos ingrained in many Americans.

The cleansing power of death in human society. The great equalizer…

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[aerial view of Akademgorodok, near Novosibirsk, in summer]

Lost Doggerland, Some Historical Changes and Some Large-Scale Projects

In January of 2019, I wrote the following speculative piece:


16 months later, I believe that the article is even more relevant, now that Coronavirus/Covid-19 has concentrated minds (and leaving aside the fact that the Chinese virus is overblown and also being used by the System to bluff people into becoming members of police states across Europe and beyond).

I was just reading again about “Doggerland”, which is not a gonzo-literature novel about some of the leisure activities of a sub-set of the English pleb-dom, but a large territory that once existed between the area now designated as “UK”, and those of present-day “Denmark”, “Germany”, “Netherlands” etc.

At the end of the last ice age, Britain formed the northwest corner of an icy continent. Warming climate exposed a vast continental shelf for humans to inhabit. Further warming and rising seas gradually flooded low-lying lands. Some 8,200 years ago, a catastrophic release of water from a North American glacial lake and a tsunami from a submarine landslide off Norway inundated whatever remained of Doggerland.https://www.nationalgeographic.org/maps/doggerland/


and see the very interesting series of maps below

[By Francis Lima – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=49850020] It can be seen that, at its greatest extent, what is now called “Doggerland” (a term invented only in the 1990s), together with similar areas in the Atlantic off (mainly) the present-day coasts of the UK and Ireland (the ancient land of Lyonesse, of Arthurian legend), was larger in extent than the present-day UK.

Consideration of these matters gives perspective.

Videos about the above matters:


and while looking at those Doggerland videos, I also saw this one (below)

Fascinating, though possibly not a good idea even if do-able.. How about starting with something smaller, such as the Irish Sea? (only, sort-of, joking…).

In fact, large-scale projects are not always a poor idea. One which has interested many is that of creating a canal from the Mediterranean to the Qattara Depression in the Western Desert of Egypt, then using gravity to move seawater the 40 miles to the Depression.

The Qattara Depression is on average 200 ft (60m) below sea level, though the lowest part is 440 ft (134m) below sea level. No-one lives there, though the very isolated oasis of Qara https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qara_Oasis lies near the Western edge of the Depression, some 47 miles (75km) North-East of the nearest larger oasis, Siwa. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siwa_Oasis

I myself stayed in Siwa for a month, in early 1998, out of three months spent in Egypt (on that trip).




Siwa is 189 miles (305km) from the Mediterranean Sea coast. British or American people tend to think of an oasis as being a small lake with a fringe of palm trees, but Siwa is, at greatest extent, 50 miles long and 12 miles wide, and has a total population of some 30,000 (though when you are there —admittedly I was there over 20 years ago— the place does not seem in any way heavily populated, rather the reverse). It has about 350 freshwater springs (the water of which is exported to Alexandria and Cairo in plastic bottles), 300,000 date palms, 70,000 olive trees (and some fruit trees, too).

Reverting to Qattara, the Depression is 190 miles (300km) long by 84 miles (135km) wide. Area: 7,570 square miles, about the same as mainland Wales.

A project to flood the Depression would be hugely beneficial. Fish would flood in with the water, it would change the regional climate for the better, and it would enable hydropower as well.

It may be that, by using hydropower and solar power, new eco-cities or towns, even horticultural areas, could be created and maintained, supplied with fresh water via desalination.

By AlwaysUnite – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=17865159]



Fact follows fiction (again): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invasion_of_the_Sea

Anwar Sadat was said to have been seriously interested in the Qattara idea, but when he was assassinated, the project was again mothballed.

Other projects I have seen or read about



In Iran, not long before the Islamic Revolution unseated the Shah , there was a government programme to replace sand dunes and semi-desert with forest. Of course, the backward mullahs did not continue with it. I read about the project in the National Geographic. Brilliant.

First, the sand dunes were coated with a very thin layer of crude oil, sprayed from tanked vehicles. Secondly, seeds of the tamarisk tree (salt-resistant and heat-resistant) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamarix were spread over the oil layer.

Tamarix aphylla.jpg[above: tamarisk tree in the Negev Desert, Israel. CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=293521]

The thin oil layer prevented the seeds from being blown away by wind, and anchored the tiny shoots when germinated. The climate had enough moisture for their survival. The tiny growing shoots and trees (within a few years about 4 feet high) were protected from goats and their owners, if any, by fences and a ranger force.

Once the trees were mature (some of the 60 types of tamarisk grow as high as 60ft/18m), the idea was that the climate and ecology would be markedly improved.

Under the Shah, there was to have been a roll-out across Iran. It never happened. Sad.

There have been and still are many large-scale projects of great value, both engineering projects and more obviously “environmental” ones. Most founder on the rocks of politics and/or finance.

[Note: the above first appeared in my daily blog]

Update, 1 December 2020