Sunday, 27 January 2008

Turner Sea-Life Centre

According to the Enviroment Agencies own website the site of the Art Gallery is prone to flooding,as is The Old Town and by the look of it a large part of Dreamland, perhaps a closer look at the figures is needed before any new buildings are put on these sites,especially as we are constantly being warned of global warming and rising sea levels.
Insurance companies will not insure some domestic or commercial properties that are on flood plains and it seems to me that it will be difficult to get major works of art insured at a venue of unproven safety and security.
Margate needs these developments to bring in much needed employment and money to improve and enhance the town,but let us not forget the lessons of the past and endanger lives in the pursuit of money,Personally I do not want or need Turner,but if it costs the local ratepayers nothing then we should have it.Future funding should come from The Arts Council or the National Lottery and Turner should charge an admission charge and pay rates and taxes.

Sunday, 20 January 2008

I love this view

I cannot remember where this came from,probably found it after a heavy session at the pub.

Perhaps michael can date it,I am popping in to see him during the week as I really need a book about the life and times of King George the fifth as I am studying English History at night classes.

Even at my age I am constantly trying to improve myself(although the wife say's I am wasting my time)and you never know when it might be useful to have as an addition to my C.V.

Here's one for the Vicar

Always read the small print.

Tuesday, 15 January 2008

Northern Rock

I got an E-Mail from my mate Dave who writes-

I have read reports of The Wall Street Crash of 1929 and the people who jumped from windows because they had lost everything,so what gives with the SHAREHOLDERS of Northern Rock,it is owned by them,it pays the dividends that they live on and now it is in trouble the Government is bailing them out.?
Now you might think they would be grateful,but no ,they want more,they are going to have a meeting to vote for no confidence in the board and also to oppose a government takeover of the bank,NO,NO,NO,NO pay for it yourself,if i go broke that is it,i cannot ask anyone for £20,000 and then say Thanks, but your not getting it back!!!!
What do you think DVT?,sorry to rant but I am really pissed off about this.

ed-Guessed that dave,I have no opinion on this really,I will have a look at the reports and add to this later,dvt.

All men are created equal

According to the Thanet Times today KCC are among the top in the country to work for if you are Gay or Bi,therefore if all men ARE created EQUAL how is that fair or right?
If it means that two people of slightly different experience go for an interview that the gay one get the job ahead of the straight then that is wrong.Jobs should go to the best candidate.
I am sure that all people regardless of sexuality,colour,religion or place of birth want to be treated equally,there are too many of the"I am different and therefore special"groups around who do their particular communities a disservice by being outspoken as in the case of Peter Tatchell who seems to take great delight in forcing his views on what is normally a peaceful and happy gay community.
Positive descrimination is just as bad as negative,it is time that the people of this country accepted this fact and got on with the job in hand(perhaps the wrong phraseology there)and realised that it is up to all of us to make this country a pleasant place to live and work.