Passing Observations 85
Dr Vernon Coleman
This is a long standing series of small items which have caught my eye or mind and which seem relevant, startling, amusing or all three. Occasionally, items which appear here may return as a longer piece. Mostly they will not.
1. Word processing software, search engines, computers and the internet are all clumsy, clunky crap. If bicycles were as badly designed they’d fall apart at the first push on the pedals. Software is counter-intuitive and annoying and so difficult to use that most of it seems to have been put on the market without being finished. Search engines are commercialised and therefore unreliable and useless.
2. `There’s a difference between knowing the path and walking the path’ – The Matrix.
3. In 1945 the Government in the UK needed (and built) 750,000 new homes. If a Government today could do that it would solve the UK’s housing crisis in a year. But that was 1945 and we’ve made a lot of progress since then so everything takes a lot longer.
4. The quick way to see if a film is worth watching is to see if The Guardian newspaper has given it a good review. We never watch anything which has been praised by The Guardian.
5. After World War II, food rationing continued in the UK until 1954. In Germany, food rationing ended with the war. And you thought Britain won?
6. `Caring should be felt not heard’ – Sally Vickers.
7. In France, you won’t be allowed into a restaurant if you aren’t jabbed. And if you are jabbed you will still need a negative test result too. (Presumably, because the French authorities recognise that the jabs don’t work. Who’s going to tell them that the tests don’t work either?)
8. The world’s debt is now over $300 trillion. That is three times the world’s GDP. If interest goes to 5% the interest on the world’s debt will be $15 trillion a year.
9. A 31-year-old man has been refused a heart transplant because he won’t allow doctors to give him the experimental, toxic covid-19 jab that doesn’t do what people think it does.
10. Fashion designer Stella McCartney took just under £2.7 million in salary in the year to the end of 2020. In the same year her business took nearly £850,000 in furlough money.
11. The UK’s National Health Service has 36 executives earning over £250,000 a year and another 114 earning between £200,000 and £249,999. And there are 1,071 earning between £130,000 and £199,999. And they’re probably all due for a pay rise this year. So now you can stop wondering why, despite all the money it gets, the NHS is now killing more people than it saves.
12. Thanks to all those who watched my video about Dr Mohammad Adil – and a special thanks to those who gave money to his fund. I’m pleased to report that, thanks to your help, the GMC has decided that Dr Adil can now have his licence back.
13. Football clubs are brave if they insist that players have the toxic, experimental jab. Players won’t be able to sue the drug companies if things go wrong – but they may be able to sue their clubs if they had the jabs and fall ill (as many will).
14. Advertising is outrageously racist. Just check out how many adverts include a black male model and a blonde female model. And then try to find an advert with a white male model and a black female model. (And try to find a middle aged white man in any ad.)
15. Campaigners want to ban books by Shakespeare, Dickens and Buchan because those authors (among others) are accused of including racial stereotypes in their books. The world is getting very boring. This is all Agenda 21 propaganda.
16. Second hand cars have gone up in value by 30% – partly because there is a shortage of new cars but mainly because the car companies are making electric cars and buyers want proper cars with proper engines.
17. `Envy not greed drives the world’ – Charlie Munger.
18. Private debt has gone up by 14% – that’s almost twice as much as in the financial crisis of 2007/8. As interest rates go up, a lot of people are going to be in serious financial trouble. Those with big debts should try to work out how they would cope if, or when, interest rates hit 15%. Or even 20%. (Check out history. I remember being delighted to be able to borrow money at 14% when I was young.)
19. Astonishingly, 32% of the population in London have not received a single mRNA jab. This is wonderful news. It is clear that the Government is lying when it says that there are only 4.5 million unjabbed people in the whole of England.
20. Nearly 600,000 UK businesses are in significant financial distress.
Copyright Vernon Coleman January 2022
Vernon Coleman’s latest novel (largely written before March 2020, since when he has been busy with other things) is called `Dr Bullock’s Annals’. It is the story of a young general practitioner in Victorian times – and his extraordinary adventures.