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Kezurrection Shuffle

Kezurrection Shuffle

Supplying useful information isn’t part of “Labour values”, so it’s hard to be sure how many people actually voted in the Scottish Branch Office Leadership Contest.  However, the percentage result suggests that, after abstentions and ruthless purging of sandal-wearing Trotskyists, it must have been at least 100. That would be 72 for serial sideline-carper Kezia Dugdale, 27 for beige bloke in an empty suit Ken Macintosh, and one spoilt ballot: probably Johann Lamont scrawling “WHAT DOES IT MATTER ANYWAY?” on her voting slip in green felt-tip. But let’s not worry about numbers, as Treasury staff always used to say when Read More

“DON’T HATE THE MEDIA, BECOME THE MEDIA

“DON’T HATE THE MEDIA, BECOME THE MEDIA

“We are citizen live stream journalists, people like you are us”   Sitting at a table in the Glad Café, I was pleased to have the chance to catch up with the self-effacing founder member of Independence Live, Kevin Gibney. The Glad is a integral part of the Southside community, and in itself a key player in the Independence Live story. Kev always stresses that it wasn’t just him and most people will be more aware of the other founding member, Derek McLean – the enthusiastic 8-badge Yes supporter of Jim Murphy’s now famous train journey – especially as Derek Read More

Indy Referendum  #2- Is it the Perfect Storm?

Indy Referendum #2- Is it the Perfect Storm?

  Independence Referendum #2- Is it the Perfect Storm? I am not a lawyer, a journalist or a politician. Who am I? I wear many hats, but for the sake of this piece, let’s call me an activist. There has been quite a bit written lately about the timing of a second independence referendum. Many different views. Every position from Scotland should declare immediate UDI, to we should not discuss the matter again until our unborn grandchildren are grandparents. I guess my own position falls somewhere in between. I don’t agree that it is advantageous to wait too long. I Read More

‘A New Dawn Has Risen, Has it Not?’

The last time I found myself at the Marriot in Glasgow it was a time of political awakening for many. During the heated crucible of the independence referendum, I crammed into a hall with a thousand others who had made up their mind that an independent Scotland was desirous not only as a goal in itself, but of that to a more radical and just society. There was an implication then that not only the campaign for Independence was healthy and varied, but it hide the feeling of many that the SNP could not forever harbour the titles of... read more

Corbyn & Scotland

I have a confession to make. I am not a good socialist. To my shame I enjoy the finest of Italian coffee machines, despise infighting and wear my beret in a sort of ironic homage to the Auld alliance rather than on a Che-inspired imperative. I also happen to think that any attempt to ‘retake Scotland’ is both ignorant and doomed. I like Jeremy Corbyn. He is honest, values driven, straight talking and honourable. All the qualities that are scorned by modern day politics, especially those of British power which through its agencies of media subversively convince us we... read more

What’s wrong with Scottish nationalism

I don’t understand it, I just don’t. Is it the Scottish cringe? Some historical embarrassment the nation suffered under the Saltire. Okay, bagpipes can be a bit grating, if played poorly. And haggis, well perhaps an acquired taste. But why so much collective unease about Scottish nationalism? I’m an American, and we’re a proud patriotic lot. Perhaps to most nations a bit too extreme. Although I wasn’t exactly brought up in a household draped in the red, white and blue, and I don’t get goose pimples when the American national anthem is played, I was always proud to be...

Boot Camps for the Young Unemployed

So, this is what it has come to – boot camps for the young unemployed. Matt Hancock, the Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General, has announced ‘a government plan to send young unemployed people to boot camps to prepare them for work.’ To be honest, I have just heard the news and am trying to digest it. That young people are going to be punished in such an awful way is barely credible. Previous to the election I had written that workfare was bad enough, but boot camps? Yet again we have young people, many of whom will be...

THE GREEN MAN

I drift on the threshold of a dream but the rumble of a passing chemical tanker shakes the room and I am pulled kicking and screaming back to waking consciousness. I lay in the semidarkness, the orange glow of the fracking flares send hellish shadows dancing across the ceiling. I reach for the bottle at my bedside and swig deeply, flushing the greasy aftertaste of airbourne pollution from my over-dry mouth. My sinuses throb and I blow my nose in vain, trying to clear my airways. The tangy metallic taste of blood trickles down my throat again, over-thinned blood... read more

fracking and the death of the green society

So the Tories got there way and marched back in to power this time all on their own to do whatever they please ok it’s a slim majority but with the abstain party in opposition sorry the Labour party it seems they have taken this as a green light to do what they want . Speaking of green we have all read and heard about the cuts to disability to screwing of the Scotland bill or the welfare but what has slipped under the radar is their attack on the green policies. The Government has all but abolished the... read more

“DON’T HATE THE MEDIA, BECOME THE MEDIA

“We are citizen live stream journalists, people like you are us”   Sitting at a table in the Glad Café, I was pleased to have the chance to catch up with the self-effacing founder member of Independence Live, Kevin Gibney. The Glad is a integral part of the Southside community, and in itself a key player in the Independence Live story. Kev always stresses that it wasn’t just him and most people will be more aware of the other founding member, Derek McLean – the enthusiastic 8-badge Yes supporter of Jim Murphy’s now famous train journey – especially as...

A lunch at the fringe

EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL 7th to 31st August 2015 Assembly Rooms, George Street, Edinburgh, Studio 2, 6-30 August 1.30pm My review of a great lunchtime show to catch The Last Laugh is an interesting piece, mixing very black humour with sarcastic relationship drama. On entering the theatre you are met with a film tribute of one Eddie Butler, the main character (played by Keir McAllister) whose career is the main theme of the production. After a successful tour of a mysoginistic show Eddie returns to Edinburgh Fringe with a follow-up, at which an obviously pro-feminist member of the audience Grace...

Let’s Talk Bioresonance: Part 2 – My Experience So Far

First things first, I should just say that I wrote this a year ago, so any time frame mentioned is for back then, not now. If you haven’t done so already, may I suggest you give Part 1 of this subject a read. It’ll help you understand (hopefully) what Bioresonance actually is. You can do that by simply clicking the link below: http://losheps0212.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/let-talk-bioresonance-part-1-what-is-it.html Once you’ve read that, just come right back here & carry on reading Part 2. Ok so you’ve read Part 1 & are now an expert in the field of Bioresonance but you’re still probably wondering... read more

Let’s Talk Bioresonance Part 1: What Is It?

Over a year ago now, I was put in touch with a couple of Bioresonance specialists (don’t worry I will explain what it is in the course of this post) through a good friend, as one of the specialists had said they could definitely help me. In fact he said they could cure me! Now I don’t like the word cure in relation to myself.  For such a small word, it can give you very big hopes that may not happen.  So I, instead, (I guess to protect myself from further grief & disappointment related to my M.E) think... read more