As I wandered in the gardens gathering Vitamin 'K' (or is it 'D'?) from the sunshine I cogitated on Theresa May's handling of these Caribbean types who have lived here fifty or so years and are being chucked out by the dozen. It seemed to my little mind that a woman who while spending six years as Home Secretary has forgotten that during her time she ordered advertising vans to drive around 'ethnic' areas plastered with information regarding how these folks should go back home. Nothing racist in this, just obeying the 'Daily Express' and the like. Somewhere along the line the records of such immigrants from the West Indies have been deleted by the home Office, Labour say she did this, now today she claims this was done under the Labour government, I wonder who to believe?
The speed in which the Tories have apologised for such blatant racism reveals how much this situation has hurt them. Even Brexit has been put aside, or is being hidden, by the fuss. The poor Junior Minister who first had to admit the policy of dumping folks back home was wrong was bad enough, especially as she appeared not to care one whit, but the Home Secretary Amber Rudd, she who cavorted with an 'activist' at the Party Conference, she also has admitted the wrong although again without any heart showing through. This is driven by the desperate PM, desperate to inspire her troops, desperate to keep her job, desperate to hide the Brexit failure.
All this and the Labour opposition under Corbyn can make no headway. It makes you laugh!
Sitting under this tree I had my first take of warmth today. All around the kids were screaming, mums chasing them, people happy as Larry as the sun shone properly for the first time. The wind chill was a nuisance but I missed it sitting here. The warmth forced me to open my shirt and let the sun pretend we were in the Mediterranean and not Essex. It of course did not take long for the attractive young ladies to arrive. They gathered around offering compliments like "He will never get that belly back in that shirt!" And "Captain Ahab, the white whale is here!"
I hope they all get mumps.
I suppose it is a terrible thing, facebook stealing all our info, but when they merely use it to pass on to advertisers of whatever persuasion I remain unmoved. For years I have used Ad Block Plus on Firefox and Chrome and rarely ever see and advert. One or two appear for seconds and then disappear but any advert of whatever nature is hard to see on facebook or indeed anything else.
The sight of the creepy wee man Zuckerberg facing the US committee ensured any love for him was lost. His appearance reminded me of the weird types seen in some old US movies, the one who turns out to indeed be weird, or a gangster or a zombie perhaps. He did not appear as one you would trust in any capacity. He also gave the impression the US committee could do nothing about him or his actions, and he is right. With so many billionaires working alongside him no Congress committee will get far in putting him down.
However it is worrying just how much info people can gather through 'social media.' Fine as long as you do not become opposed to the tyranny that rules and unfortunate of you do as they will know more about you than you do. At this point I'd like to say "Hi!" to MI6, MI5, the FBI, Scotland Yard, the CIA and Mr Putin. The Chinese we met when they had the Olympics and their lackeys watched for any disagreement worldwide and were always ready to spout the party line. It kept them out of jail I suppose.
At least they will not see the adverts.
Look, blue skies!!!