The serial cheater

Two nights ago, I went into Youtube to see what was there and there was the clip above from a film called The Art of Travel [2008].

cheatingFine, so that was just a film but then, when pursuing some topic or other Chuckles had sent me after, this came up.

Then this.

And just now I skimmed down The Mail and there was this:

To the ex I betrayed: Please forgive me before I die – A heart-wringing open letter from a divorcee whose affair destroyed her marriage

So, women do it as much as men because for every cheating man is … etc.

And call me naive but these sex clubs are something I’ve no recollection of three decades ago – maybe they were there, I don’t know. I suspect not to the extent of today.

All sorts of things come flooding back. Two I put in my book were from Russia.…

Zero hours contracts and other matters

Two quotes for a start from comments threads:

The total Zero Hours contracts in the entire workforce is 696K, of which 125K have been in place since before 2010 (clue when Labour were in power)

That implies a net increase of 570K in zero hours contracts under the coalition, compared to the total job creation of 2m. It’s 25% of new jobs created under this parliament to date being zero hours.

And:…

Healthy eating

insecure people

Click and click again.

Peter Grant’s interview with Japanese doctor, an expert on healthy eating:

Q: Doctor, I’ve heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life. Is this true?

A: Heart only good for so many beats, and that it… Don’t waste on exercise. Everything wear out eventually. Speeding up heart not make you live longer; it like saying you extend life of car by driving faster. Want to live longer? Take nap.

Q: Should I reduce my alcohol intake?…

The vital importance of the Black Sea

Interesting at Reuters, given their pro-EU bias, that they mention the new Russian idea for gas to Europe:

new pipeline option

A closer look at the Black Sea area shows Russia would need to essentially control the Black Sea and key to this is first controlling Mariupol, with friendly regimes in Donetsk and Lugansk, then Crimea, thereafter maintaining friendly relations with Turkey and former satellites.…

Carswell and Farage

Bloggers for UKIP write:

Douglas Carswell has told the media to stop “mischief making” about his relationship with Nigel Farage.

Rumours were circulating yesterday (almost certainly from the anti-UKIP “research” team in CCHQ who have been running the dirty campaign against UKIP since 2013) that there is a rift between Douglas Carswell and Nigel Farage.

There’s little doubt that he is being wooed for a switch back to the Tories and I’ve speculated for a long time now that he is the one closest to doing it.  Mischief makers such as Nick Cohen won’t do it as he’s disparaging of Farage with no substance to back up his actionable statements, e.g. in Anorak.…

Road songs

There’ve been songs written about roads but they’re not what I’d call real road songs in their rhythm, they don’t have that highway feel to them. For some reason, the Americans seem to come out with the best road songs – maybe it’s the long expanses, the wheels, the laid back manner, don’t know what it is:

The natural order of things

skatergirlThis  post seems, to me, to be on a hiding to nothing.  Men couldn’t care less and women of an increasingly virulent type will resent it.

And it’s not sour grapes that no one at all remembered my birthday yesterday [except the two I reminded] and anyway, that was cross-gender and I’m one of the world’s worst for remembering ‘em.

And it’s not that I particularly care in this woman’s case, me being a man ‘n all over here and not a woman ‘n all across the pond but there were two things which tipped the balance in favour of posting:

1.  The principle is a key principle which really must be stated and restated;

2.  I was sent this post today and do earnestly disagree, not with her right to post it, nor with her unrealistic obsession but with the people who put these ideas into her head in the first place, ideas which could only make her unhappy and even start hating, as sure as night follows day.…

It just seems so obvious to me

To say I was appalled would be an understatement:

TV watchdog launches investigation after more than FIVE THOUSAND complaints about ‘biased’ Channel 4 docudrama which imagined a Ukip election win 

You can say it’s reading to much into this headline but it wasn’t the show itself, per se, but this headline, the way it was worded.  The 5000 complaints, to the DM, had something to do with “imagining a UKIP win”. Even in reporting facts, they put spin to it and think they’re being oh so sniggeringly clever.

UKIP have received nothing but trashing from anyone – has any other party received such abuse – it was summed up in one man’s comment:…