Thursday, 7 January 2010


Well just as I promised this blog is closing first ever blog has seen me grow through to my last year at Uniy, well there is more research to do and my readers have grown in number hence the new blog but I shall continue with that verse on my new website.

Thank you all for following reading and shouting at me in the comments's been interesting to see how to manipulate reaction and play devils advocate in places....I hope you realise this was my training wheels, I am ready to go mental now that I know who all the big players are.

So it's down to you....this could be your time to escape, which is fair enough...i'll miss you and thank you..but I'll replace ya or you can come and join me in my more palatial home.. (hmmm? bit aspirational of me, Marx would not be impressed…. but he's dead and so is the ideology…well in excecutionable terms)

My new website is hit the join button and feed my fragile ego. In advance I apologise it is in it's early stages but I am learning CSS and slowly but surely the full extent of what I am trying to achieve will be revealed. Ok I'm going to stop now as I feel myself turning into a despot ....and we have enough of them in the blogsphere.

See you over the other side......

p.s Mark you don't get rid of me that easy.....I'm still around !!

Thursday, 24 December 2009

Merry Xmas? Of course it is....

I have just….? I want to say crawled or stumbled but no, I walked up the stairs really well, in heels, without singing anything from the eighties, nor did I vomit or shag the nearest single cell. I don’t actually feel dull, middle aged or wanting….it’s a strangely nice feeling. Fuck it ….!! I may have the happenings of a grown up occurring…I will combat this with a disgustingly inappropriate seventy year old boob job …no, wait! even better, something not to cryptic with the lower level love palace…something to do with ’whistling whilst I walk’..(sorry)….What’s that? Yes fair enough I may be a wee bit squiffy. Nevertheless! Quick sum up…

Scotland? Well some council offices have been banned from putting Xmas decorations up because of health and safety......? As my friend said this, I saw blood being drawn up from the nail she was biting…she didn’t notice, I chose not to notice but suggested black pudding for her lunch. Although they were not permitted to have their Xmas lunch as they were told that the public would resent them for it….she told me to stop biting my nails…

It took me ages, to work out why the Scottish people grimaced every time I proclaimed love for Frankie Boyle... On 'Ellen MacArthur...How many times is she going to sail around the world before she realises that she's a lesbian?'

Nothing to do with Scotland or anything else.....damn funny though..

On other news England on an evolutionary scale is doomed in it's efforts for and safety and the nanny state coupled with babysitting the benefit class will produce a generation with a distinct inability to compete with the rest of the world but with a government(s) that has (will) have (had? That’s getting difficult now). The petty abilities to cheat lie and steal and lets face it no one can do a damn thing about it, gawd blog them for trying…but at least it was exposed…*coughs* to a certain degree…you know they are government and ummm? who the hell are you?

Crikey when I think about it summing up could take some time… I can’t succinct Africa, Obama, Palestine, Food aid, Libertarians, BNP and why I sill have these heels on?

Tell you what….I’m changing my blog (now becoming a website....look at me thinking I'm special) to something a bit more *sighs* sophisticated, possibly more grown up early next year. Feel I should pay more respect to the study and research I’m doing, probably have less swearing and a bit more academic content (maybe)…anyway if you choose to stay…. I shall still be angry and continue on the theme but with a wee bit more activism, no point talking about it if you don’t start doing something about it eh? I HATE desktop politicians…they don’t DO anything but moan….I’m in the mood to challenge, I must be because I still haven’t taken these damn heels off, I have size eight feet… it’s not a good look on a futon.

I’m in London (I could hear you asking), drove down from Scotland earlier, if you live in the UK you will now be looking at me as your triumphant goddess. You name a weather system today and I stood bold de-iced and conquered. I one the battle and the battle was good. So after all that violence I am relaxing after a lush meal in Charing Cross, in a pleasant flat in Hampstead. I love London because it has such good food it has so many beautiful colours and I mean the people….I have no idea what the fuck anyone is saying, it’s lovely…… but three four hours in…I remember why I left. Us Londoners are such wankers, we really think WAY too much of ourselves and really think every one else is interested in the fact, we know someone that has done something in a discipline YOU couldn’t possibly understand but will definitely envy. The worse thing is, it’s now coming from the F1 generation… Uber Farquhar mitosis!

One more thing...if you are going to literally buy into this holiday, can you make it last at least more than one day!...Everyone moans about how much it costs...spread the cost out people, oh hold on or stop buying utter nonsense that no one really needs and stuffing your face stupid with an overfed bird and cheese covered carbs. Does nobody but me find this annual practice weird? Seriously what is the tree about? Jesus and Santa? And the inability to say no....we’ll just take the holiday without the nonsensical crap please …continuing to lie to children in this capitalist manner can not be healthy? I know I know…you have heard it all before….but yet it continues…

Ummm? Anyway, enjoy this tinselly time, don’t make any resolutions and if you feel you need to give up drinking every new year…..that’s probably because you have a far deeper rooted issue than you think…

Sorry what I meant to say was HAVE A WONDERFUL XMAS !! HAVE A HAPPY NEW YEAR (sometimes known as the next day)

And thanks for reading ‘x’

(wow that's me in a good mood)

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Provocation and munipulation USA take back your missionaries

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'KAMPALA, Uganda - Proposed legislation would impose the death penalty for some gay Ugandans, and their family and friends could face up to seven years in jail if they fail to report them to authorities. Even landlords could be imprisoned for renting to homosexuals.'

You are fucking joking right? American fundamentalists pissing on yet another region in a distant land….I’m confused…did the planes hitting the WTC not send out a big enough warning of what could possibly happen if you continually keep oppressing infiltrating and generally fucking over people you have no right to be around? It does question why the hell you feel you have the right to exact a campaign on countries with the heading ‘it’s a war on terror’…..when you are the constant or establisher of the damn terror.

I suggest we stop being apathetic and possibly turn around to the idiots provoking the possible onslaught. How fucking dare you?….Scott lively Don Schmierer Caleb Lee Brundidge and the Rev Jim Garlow …Mike Tidmus has given the background to these idiots here. Homophobic religious freaks, I want to go so far as to say racists as well. This is inciting the killing of people regarding their sexual preference you can't do that in America, why did they choose Uganda?? Maybe it's because Uganda is easy prey as they are not very fond of their gay population and have developed a bill suggesting that gay people should be put to death or have life imprisonment and like most governments pick and choose their values as and when it suits.

Uganda"s ethics minister, James Nsaba Buturo, said the death sentence clause would probably be reviewed but maintained the law was necessary to counter ''foreign influence'' (oh please). He said homosexuality "is not natural in Uganda," a view echoed by some Ugandans

The bill isn't new but the part the named Americans have to play in it is...if you want to have a read you will find it here entitled THE ANTI HOMOSEXUALITY BILL. 2009.... well it's to the point at least. Can you imagine waking up in the morning only to realise your life is at risk because of your DNA? Mince at your peril?? People can not turn off the gay gene.... bill reform or not they will continue to be targets from the people who feel threatened by their way of life and with the confidence that the law is on their side.

This is a reactionary piece...although I have sat on it for several days and I give a graceful curtsey to @fokiesd for giving me a heads up on it. The men in question have backed down in their involvement for obvious reasons. And the bill is supposedly under review. But I think the problem with fighting against humanitarian breeches is the resistance you find for cultures to recognise that their sometimes violent discrimination, infringes on a persons right to live freely without fear but hey.. I guess that's what's intended. They genuinely feel that gay people threaten the family structure and value. Maybe the Uganda government now recognises they are being watched but 'David Bahati, the legislator sponsoring the bill, said he was encouraging

"constructive criticism" to improve the law, but insisted strict measures were necessary to stop homosexuals from "recruiting" schoolchildren.'

WHAT??? But this is not in isolation Nigeria Kenya and Rwanda are places discriminating against homosexuals as well. It's bad enough their governments are doing it to their own people, they do not need manipulation and provocation from the homophobics in the rest of the world. Africa is seriously messed up as it is without the missionaries coming back to finish off the fucking job!

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Poll results for what do we replace food aid with considering the continuing crisis in places like the Horn of Africa?

Agricultural investment 25%3
Continue with the aid 0%0
Introduce mass GM farming 17%2
Let local producers provide to local markets 58%7
12 votes total

Thanks to those who voted. I'm not phased by such poor response and it's not because the question was difficult to tackle or badly scribed but it does reflect the apathy people have with this subject and now seemingly an everyday actuality. In one conversation I had with someone, they said they are not going to vote because ‘we have all cried over Africa we give them the money and they just spend it’. They are not far wrong but it was strange and some what frustrating that they ended their argument telling of how they gave a friend some funding who was going out there in order to help build a school. I did put my head in my hands, surely with this understanding of skipping the middle man you are capable of deciphering where a sensible vote would go, a box tick of I or 4 would have sufficed. It’s that level of resistance that slows the world to a crawl.

Anyway continuing with food aid is a no no, it’s not working and serves to build resentment. GM farming is actually happening as seeds donated in aid from the US are modified. Some countries have agreed how it can be farmed without infecting normal crops others have constructed no policy on the matter. The ideal would be encouraging local producers to provide to local markets but as it stands in some places, food aid ‘displaces commercial sales for local farmers as well as rival importers. These market conditions discourage local production: exactly the opposite of what is needed to meet the underlying purpose of all development assistance: the reduction of poverty. Livelihoods, food security, and rural development all depend on stimulating increased production in food aid recipient countries.’ (Foreign policy in focus, Food aid emergency)

So we are left with agricultural investment it’s the one I favour most and will strengthen the economies in the long run. Most areas it would seem effected predominately by poverty seem to be in the rural areas, this is where the concentration of investment should be delivered. I agree with the Imperial College London who suggested these implementation policies in 2004:-

  • Diversity - policies on agricultural development such as irrigation and rain-fed cereal intensification, root crop intensification or export cash crops must be tailor made to reflect the diversity in each country that has arisen from the differing colonial histories.
  • Institutional development - investigate how alternative governance structures could provide the necessary coordination while being responsive to farmers' interests, encourage operational efficiency and financial discipline. Preliminary ideas include tenders for regional franchise, with rewards to the operating company.
  • Trade - studies are needed of policy regimes, which would maintain linkage to world markets, via competitive trading, but help stabilise prices.
  • Research - technological and institutional innovations are needed for economic development with a balance between bottom up and pure applied research.
  • Governance - interventions are needed to stimulate both political and economic development by drawing attention to the question of how accountable political institutions develop.

The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) have proven research to say that " in the past that just small amounts of funding can boost crop yields, defeat devastating pests, and ultimately lift farmers and their families out of poverty – allowing them to earn enough money to send their children to school'. What worries me is if we are armed with significant amounts of research and solutions why are the investments still not being made and rolling this out on a larger scale? Why are countries such as the US still intent in giving aid? And ignoring the target set by the UN to alleviate poverty by 2015. This goes back to a concern I have voiced in an earlier post, is there money to be made in food aid? We already know that corruption is writhe in some African governments but are they completely to blame? Anyway I have spoken enough on this one and shall talk of free markets, Fairtrade and GM crops in a post down the line. Bet you can’t wait!!

Friday, 20 November 2009

Make your deities case here !!

As I can’t write a serious piece on anyones god and lacking one myself, I thought it would be easier to throw it out for discussion. My socialisation was that of Catholicism, Sunday Church and Catholic schooling. I declared my self unfit for further service as I just didn’t understand why gay people couldn’t go to heaven. It just made no sense to me and a classroom full of teenage horny girls who immediately took action.

We stood up and yelled at the nun at the front of the class, Sister ‘I hope I won’t be the second nun to get knifed’ Theresa. We walked out..we got detention, very few of us got confirmed into this now perceived contradiction. A fair few of us graduated and went on to have a great life afterwards, mainly involving that of higher education, drinking sex and drugs a plenty. A few of us fell but most of us are still here thriving and doing well. Still have the memories of being spanked by nuns though….do you know what an oxymoron that is? Quite frankly I’m amazed we are not walking around with a gun…..then again there are some religious types that do.

Problem with Catholicism is it is ruled with fear and guided with ludicrous stories. When you are oppressed for so long, once you are given your freedom you go mental. It was a dull and a stagnate interpretation of how to live life, I think it’s finally over but if it helps, I will always have a guilty fear of something, not sure what... I just know it's something, anyone in a religion does…we are all born sinners after all, what chance do you have if you start in deficit?

So just out of curiosity if you do or don’t support a deity I still would be interested in your opinion. What is a God?

* Omnipotent (all-powerful, able to do anything)

* Omnibenevolent (all-loving)

* Omniscient (all-knowing)

* The Creator (of all that exists)

* The Sustainer (if God ceased to exist, so would everything else)

* Perfectly Free

* Eternally Existing (will go on and on and on...)

* A Personal God (a being with whom one can have a personal relationship)

Choose one or more and describe why you think this. This is an existentialism philosophical tool derived from Satre but lets try and keep it as free flowing as possible. I appreciate it is existentialism therefore depth has no choice but to rule or at least should. By using Satre/TPM and various sources, I shall try to argue how feasible such a god would be. And saying your god is lovely and makes great tea will be listened to of course, but chastised severely!

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Abolition of the death penalty....

The death penalty is a barbaric practice and has no place in this day and age. I can’t tell you how many petitions I have written to stop the death of a blatant miscarry of justice…sometimes it works. A lot of the time it doesn’t Ehsan Fattahian was executed this week. He was a kurdish human rights activist and his sentence of excecution was passed illegally.

Iran, China, Saudi Arabia, are but a few of the countries that still practice the death penalty, we need to start speaking out in order to get it stopped completely. The petition doesn't always work but it's better than no action at all.

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

It's Vegan month......relax I'm unarmed.....

Yes amongst all the other annoying attributes to this embodiment called me, I am also a vegetarian but relax and get your finger off the deletion button, I am not one of those with an issue or hidden agenda. HONEST ! And I don't eat chicken or fish and for fuck sake PLEASE stop giving me mushroom risotto.
I am a true vegetarian but do have refined taste.

I don't wear any animal product but have no issue with you wearing them or eating them...let me put it this way, can I ponse into the tribes of South America, Africa and various with that decadent idealism about the welfare of animals? Eat the meat but take your lessons from cultural ecology. You will find the tribes know how to rear and slaughter superiorly better than the over farming diseased animals of the West. Nice’s your second head working out for you? I'm not preaching, I'm saying nothing you are not aware of.

I promise, I will not caress you with doey eyed subtlety then hit you with a speech about global warming, then threaten you with constant stream of boycott pledges or sign this petition tact. I only wear sandals because my feet are HA-UGE...and if it wasn't for your gob filled streets, I wouldn't wear any. I find the best way to impart is by action, my own action, the hope is to follow by example not by superficial efforts. I vehemently despise sycophants, obsequiousness and platitudes, nothing but your vanity is served and I'm 38, I have no time to stroke your fragile egos, I need to do, not talk. My learning is in education for sustainability and believe it or not, it is far from the blame game, more to do with balance and own resolve. Well at least this is how I choose to interpret it and take it forward.

The issue with climate change seems to be easy for the Northern part of the world to pick up and discard so easily because we are not feeling the affects of it as readily. It’s a bit more stable and progressive up here although winter is here again and we shall see which parts of the UK flood this year. Anyway I'll give critical analysis of the Copenhagen Conference and climate change in December. In the meantime I just wanted to highlight a beautiful happening in India because as a student of development and sustainability and a recently employed International developer, I feel it is my duty to quiet down those damn god like tax payers, with some truly astounding and successful development stories.

Most of you ofay with sustainability or international development issues would have heard this news but for those who haven’t, I am very excited about it:-

The barefoot solar engineers

'The Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources, the European Commission and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) support the Barefoot Solar Engineering programme. It is implemented by the Barefoot College, also known as the Social Work Research Centre or SWRC, an NGO based in Tilonia, Rajasthan. Set up by noted social worker Bunker Roy, the Barefoot College addresses community problems by building upon people's skills and placing the solutions in their own hands.' (cited on a click of the pic)

I think we all fully understand that aid is not the answer to the crisis in the continuing changes of the climate….and if we can simply move the politics out of the way of human suffering, we could possibly establish the best way to prevent unnecessary death.

As above we can plainly see educating people to sustain their lives is needed and evidently justified. Granted it may be by us (the rest of the developed (Northern) world), which personally I have no problem with. I am curious to know thoughts and views as to how we can change established funding though, as aid has suffered recently because of the depletion in the world wide coiffeurs (worries me that governments will cut back in aid but continue with weapons and unnecessary wars).

I personally want local farmers to be able to provide in and around their region… aid takes this away from their trade, which disables the countries independence, development and obvious progress. Hmmm? There is the argument that money can and has been made by big business dealing with famine…. No never ..unthinkable…think of the children..

Anyway my PhD proposal is focused around the free market, Fairtrade, agricultural investment…and seriously is GM an option?? How do we build up the economy within certain regions so those damn constant moaning taxpayers can stop complaining about their need for bin men to collect on time without spillage..?? You can see my binde?. Ideas and comments will be gladly welcomed especially the constructive negatives.


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