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Thursday, 17 August 2017

My blog has moved to WordPress

I have moved this blog to WordPress.

Life on an alien planet

Thank you for following me for all these years on Blogger, I salute you.

Please follow on WordPress too.

I want to get away from Google+ so that this blog is not locked into my Vapingpoint stuff/blog.

Google search for Vapingpoint 'stuff' - HERE


Vapingpoint will re-connect to my Google+account.

Thanks lovely peeps!

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

What the hell is wrong with us? Political correctness gone crazy..

It seems to me a strange insanity has entered the collective consciousness in the West.

We are being crippled with political correctness.

If we don't wake up and face up to reality, we will be in big trouble.

We may not criticise muslims, black people, asian people, gay people, refugees, disabled people, women, and all the other 'victim' groups of which there are more and more each day, lest we offend them.

We MAY criticise smokers, and persecute them with constricting legislation and personal righteousness.

We MAY, with the same righteousness, criticise fat people, couch potatoes, drinkers and druggies.

But the really important stuff has become unmentionable, secret, unspoken - even if it is true.

If you speak out - it will end your career. Especially if you speak out on behalf of 'white' people.

Sarah Champion forced out of Jeremy Corbyn's shadow cabinet after warning Pakistani men are raping white girls 
Jeremy Corbyn has forced one of his senior ministers to resign after she claimed that some Pakistani men groom and rape young white girls, it has emerged.Sarah Champion, the Labour MP for Rotherham and former shadow secretary of state for women and equalities, was asked to resign after writing an article in The Sun newspaper warning that more must be done to stop gangs of Pakistani men targeting young girls for sex.
The mind boggles!

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Tobacco Control working out in reality

I sometimes post on Vapingpoint, how I hate Tobacco Control in all its forms. It is an example of totalitarianism in extreme.

But today, I want to simply link to Dick Puddlecote Blog 

Very little else needs to be said, really.

This is not unusual. But because it is happening to someone we know, it becomes personal.

Tobacco Control is one of the insanities of this alien planet. This is how it plays out in real life, over and over, and over again. All over the world.

Cruel But Sadly Not Unusual

You see, she switched from smoking to vaping three years ago, and had a small Ego CE4 type device. For those who don't know what that is, it looks something like this.

It is not very powerful and gives out a tiny amount of vapour. But - and I think you can guess what is coming next - the hospice told her she couldn't use it. More than that, though, they did it in a way that was condescending and offensive. Here is how she described it by email.
What happened I found out in stages - apparently someone saw me at the week-end refilling the vape from the 'sipped case' - and told them. This evening a nurse walked over to me me and said, 'what a sweet little teddy' and proceeded to play with him - 'Oh do you keep your pen in there, good heavens no its a vape'. It was so odd that I didn't twig at first. Well, I got the rules and regulations read to me in such a patronising tone of voice.  
But it was just the way it was done, pretending to 'find' the vapeur like that, it just added to all the electricians checking plugs, and signing disclaimers for sandwiches, and everything else, I'm not a bloody child, I'm a grown woman whose been more independent than most of them can begin to imagine, and now suddenly I've lost the use of my legs and I'm treated like I'm 3 years old. 
This is apparently how staff at a hospice (run by MacMillan, according to Anna) treat someone in her dying days. Someone who worked at a high level at the Court of Protection for years as a Lord Chancellor's Visitor; has a double first class honours degree in law; is respected by top journalists for her striking writing and attention to detail; and is a Medical Claims Lawyer who has spent the last couple of months appearing regularly in the media using her impending death to campaign for more funding for the NHS.

They even said that they would (taking advantage of her paralysis) put it just out of her reach. How caring, huh? The senior doctor was called, Dr Wilkins, who explained that as there wasn't evidence to prove that e-cigs were safe or unsafe, they were banned on health grounds. On health grounds! For a woman who is days from dying in excruciating pain from cancer.

Sunday, 13 August 2017

An interesting idea from Jordan Peterson.

I follow both Sam Harris and Jordan Peterson.

I remember a cringeworthy debate between the two, who did not agree, in which Sam Harris sort of hogged the whole interview bashing his head against Peterson's idea of 'Truth'. I think it was Sam Harris's worst interview. It blocked out any other ideas more interesting/different from his own.

So I found this snippet from a Dave Rubin interview with Jordan Peterson, in which he is allowed to say what he was not allowed to say by Sam Harris in HIS interview with Jordan Peterson.

I found it most interesting - worth archiving here!

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Bad behaviour in insane proportions.

My yesterday's post was on Gay  'Pride' - a video by Lauren Southern, a Canadian right wing reporter who I follow on You Tube. She pointed out that the Gay 'Pride' march in her town was nothing to be proud of. It was lewd in the extreme.

I like a lot of what she says. It suits the opinions of this old-fashioned mind that thinks the world has gone to hell in a handcart. I just see a lot of people behaving badly with little self control or refinement.

To me, the world as it is now is truly like living on an alien planet.

I have been archiving ideas here that might clarify what the hell has happened to this place in the last fifty years. I cannot quite put my finger on it. But it's something pretty ghastly.

And I can't help feeling we are being 'groomed' to be like we are now. GROOMED. We are being led into a cultural change whether we like it or not. We are being de-constructed and re-constructed artificially to fit a 'plan'.

We are now a society of 'victims' - LGBTQ, new feminists, students, black people, white people, children, sick people, the uneducated, Muslims, Christians, married/un-married people, divorced fathers, unmarried mothers, Gay couples, infertile couples, disabled people. Who else can I think of? You can't have white people nor Christians in the list because anyone is allowed to criticise them - they are not perceived as victims.

All (except white people and Christians!)  are victims of someone else or something - suddenly. We can't blame God anymore. But we can blame white people and Christians - depending on who is doing the blaming.

The most misbehaving set of victims can get the most publicity - the most aggressive/outrageous victims get noticed - a case of the baby that screams loudest gets the most milk. The feminists and LGBTQ victims are somehow intertwined - feminists require lesbianism as a badge of the group - and the cauldrens of victimhood are being stoked in the fires of Universities - by supposedly educated people.

The masses, down below, have no idea how they are being manipulated 'from the top'.

And now comments on victims of anything have to be carefully monitored by an external force called political correctness, lest we offend them or show bias.

And that offends ME!

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Google gaff - re-blog

Google employee writes memo exposing company’s feminist/leftist agenda, Women at Google stay home for “feelings hurt”
The Google Revolutionary Brigade has fired an employee (James Damore) who had the balls temerity to pen a 10-page memorandum suggesting that Google’s diversity policies were based on political correctness, bad science (feminism here) and worse political bias (feminism and socialism again).  The ten-page memorandum written by Damore— trigger warning — acknowledged the general differences between men and women.
He basically said that men and women are biologically different. Google’s staff is made by great part of women doing high paid office jobs. Feminists don’t complain about it and about being underrepresented in work fields like mining, garbage collection or sewer work where men are still the work power.
That’s the “feminist equality”: The bad stuff for them, the good stuff for us.
The Left doesn’t like the memo, so they’re openly lying about the content. Read the whole thing yourself rather than buying those lies. Although the memo is being maligned in the leftist media as “anti-woman,” that’s a deliberate distortion of the letter’s contents. Damore was simply addressing the social science that shows men and women, generally speaking, have different strengths and weaknesses. The former employee was trying to address the wrongheaded diversity policies at Google, explaining that some of the discrepancies in male-to-female ratios within the company were unlikely due to discrimination, but, instead, from nature.
The memo essentially made three contentions: first, that Google had a Leftist bias which prevented them from hearing other viewpoints; second, that part of the discrepancy in employment between men and women at Google could be attributable to group differences between men and women; and third, that Google could try to make employment easier for women in general through a series of non-illegal means.
Here are a few of the things Damore DID NOT say.
1. Women Are Biologically Unfit For Tech. CNN actually ran a segment today claiming that this was Damore’s suggestion. That’s patently false. In fact, Damore openly says the opposite. The media seem completely unable to comprehend the difference between the statement “women on average are different from men” and “this particular woman is different from this particular man.” That’s because they are stupid, on average. But here’s Damore, explicitly stating that women are not unqualified as individuals:
I’m not saying that all men differ from all women in the following ways or that these differences are “just.” I’m simply stating that the distribution of preferences and abilities of men and women differ in part due to biological causes and that these differences may explain why we don’t see equal representation of women in tech and leadership. Many of these differences are small and there’s significant overlap between men and women, so you can’t say anything about an individual given these population level distributions.
He reiterates that point later in the memo:
I’m also not saying that we should restrict people to certain gender roles; I’m advocating for quite the opposite: treat people as individuals, not as just another member of their group (tribalism).
2. Diversity Is Bad. Damore opens the memo by stating, “I value diversity and inclusion.” Actually, Damore offers an entire section of his memo devoted to “non-discriminatory ways to reduce the gender gap.” He suggests that Google “make software engineering more people-oriented with pair programming and more collaboration,” “allow those exhibiting cooperative behavior to thrive,” “make tech and leadership less stressful,” and “allowing and truly endorsing (as part of our culture) part time work,” as well as changing stereotypical biases about male performance. Damore states that he believes that “arbitrary social engineering of tech just to make it appealing to equal portions of both men and women” would be foolish, but if there is a goal of helping the company succeed, such measures could be worthwhile.
3. Sexism Doesn’t Exist. The memo author explicitly dismisses this notion as well. Damore writes that he is “not denying that sexism exists.” He adds:
I hope it’s clear that I’m not saying that diversity is bad, that Google or society is 100% fair, that we shouldn’t try to correct for existing biases, or that minorities have the same experience of those in the majority. My larger point is that we have an intolerance for ideas and evidence that don’t fit a certain ideology.
4. The Memo Promotes Violence! This is the most extreme claim being made by Leftists about the memo. It’s a lie. In fact, one of the rationales behind the memo was to prevent the PC-led violence that has infected college campuses:
This same compassion for those seen as weak creates political correctness, which constrains discourse and is complacent to the extremely sensitive PC-authoritarians that use violence and shaming to advance their cause. While Google hasn’t harbored the violent leftist protests that we’re seeing at universities, the frequent shaming in TGIF and in our culture has created the same silent, psychologically unsafe environment.
What has happened since? James Damore has been fired (Google’s Censorship???) and has got a job elsewhere.
Here is the crazy thing…
Some “upset” women in the echoing halls of Google decided to stay home from work after their feelings were hurt by the ten-page memorandum.
NPR reported that former Google employee Kelly Ellis said “some women who still work at the company stayed home on Monday because the memo made them ‘uncomfortable going back to work.'”
James Damore, who penned the politically incorrect memo, was canned by the corporation intolerant of viewpoint diversity on Monday for allegedly “perpetuating gender stereotypes.”
Ironically, the women too “upset” to go into work over a science and evidence-backed note are indeed playing into the worst gender stereotypes of all — the overly-emotional and irrational woman — and inadvertently proving what they are so fiercely attempting to deny: men and women are different.
People, feminists can’t be empowered, and simultaneously be a perpetual victim.
Uh, this kind of proves the memo’s point, no?