Once again silly season is upon us


Ok, own up! Which total numpkin came up with the bizarre concept of daylight saving?

The clocks here in the UK went forward in the early hours of yesterday morning (Sunday 29th). Why it was decided that 2am is the appropriate time to make the change totally escapes me, let alone why it happens. But there you are. Until voters around the world demand their respective governments get rid of it, it’s here to stay, more’s the pity!

Truth be told, some bureaucrat probably drew a number out of his hat to decide what hour was best for the change over, after another of his kind had first decided that mucking around with time was a good idea. It wouldn’t surprise me in the least if the latter of the two received an award for coming up with the totally nonsensical notion!

Face it – we’re all idiots! Who actually benefits from changing their clock? No one! Those who swallow the myth that we somehow gain because of it, quite frankly need their bumps felt. The number of hours in a day remains exactly the same, no matter whether its during the daylight saving period or not – 23 hours, 56 minutes and 4.1 seconds, plus or minus a few thousandths.

Yes it is true that we gradually experience more hours of daylight during the summer months. But it has absolutely nothing to do with putting our clocks forward by an hour. Conversely, putting our clocks back in autumn does not change the number of hours in a day either. Instead, summer and winter has everything to do with the angle of the Earth at a given moment in time when it is rotating around the Sun.

I hate to point out the patently obvious here, but moving a clock back or forth by an hour achieves absolutely nothing, except to fool the totally thick among us into believing they are getting something for nothing. Think about it folks – does the Earth speed up as it travels around the Sun to comply with big businesses demands on you the worker? No of course it doesn’t. So why does every nation insist on doing it? Who actually benefits from this grand illusion? Certainly not the general public. Nor the business world, truth be told.

No amount of clock changing governs when we go to bed or wake up. We sleep when we’re tired. We wake up after we have rejuvinated ourselves in the arms of Morpheus. No amount of putting our clocks forward an hour in spring time and back in autumn, will ever change that! We still work the same amount of hours each day. Changing the clocks back and forth doesn’t change that either.

So, come on people wake up to the total absurdity of Summer Time. You know it makes no sense whatsoever. So why change our clocks for goodness sake? It is yet another pointless exercise which has become an accepted part of life. If you want to celibrate anything connected with summer and winter, observe the equinoxes, the time or date twice each year when the sun crosses the celestial equator, when day and night are of equal length, approximately on the twenty-second of September, and the twentieth of March each year. Now that makes total sense, unlike the clock changing codswallop!

What most people forget, especially bureaucracy, is that time is a constant. Mankind cannot change it to suit itself, no matter how much it kids itself, believing it can.

PS – if you are one of the half wits who actually believes the fairy tale known as daylight saving, I apologize for bursting your collective bubble with rationality – not!


A New Study Shows


Could there be four less inoffensive words than those anywhere in the English language. And yet when big business and government combine them in that form, my anti BS system automatically switches on. I’ve read, listened to and watched anything beginning with the words A New Study Shows, for well over five decades now. I hate to tell you this, but ninety-nine, point nine, nine, nine percent of these ‘studies’ are complete hocum.

Take food stuffs as a classic example of this kind of manouvering of the general public. Whenever there is a glut of a particular product we’re always told that it is good for us. When there is a paucity, the opposite applies. Have you ever wondered why? Studies show, thats why. You can make a study show anything you want, in this case a glut of a product that needs shifting, or a scarcity, in which case all of a sudden ‘studies’ show its bad for you.

What gets me is just how many people actually swallow the total BS in these ‘studies’, convinced that what they’re being told is fact! Just because an actor in a white coat or someone you have never heard of, purporting to be an expert on the subject, uses what sounds like a plausible argument to convince you, doesn’t make it fact?

Just think back to the days before unpasteurized milk. I’m talking about when I was a child in the forties and fifties. Before she skimmed off the rich top layer of cream, my mother always ensured I got to drink at least one glass of fresh warm creamy milk each day when my father returned from the milking shed with a bucket filled to the brim. She made the best butter and cheese anyone could ever taste from that milk.

Once pasteurization became the norm, it ensured that the natural bacteria in milk that is beneficial to all of us was killed off. All kinds of scare tactics were adopted to steer us away from everything made from the wholesome natural product by ‘studies’ which showed that rendering milk inert was good for you. Rubbish! All pasteurization ever did was let greedy businessmen get away with selling us a pale imitation of the real thing to make a hefty profit.

Years ago in the nineteen-eighties when Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, or Mad Cow Disease, struck the dairy herds in this country, the sales of beef products plummeted largely thanks to those interminable ‘studies’. All kinds of scare tactics were employed under the banner A New Study Shows to get people to refrain from eating anything beef based. The fact that the farmers themselves were entirely to blame for the outbreak, by feeding their cattle on the remains of other cattle, in the form of meat and bone meal (MBM), no doubt convinced by yet another of those damnable ‘studies’ that it was cheaper and therefore far better than feeding them grass or oats, was never made public at the outbreak of the epidemic.

The same applies to medicines. If a government decides the price asked by the manufacturers of any new medicinal breakthrough is too expensive, no matter that it will save lives, we’re steered away from questioning their penny pinching decision by yet another of those darned ‘studies’.

I could give you many other examples, but I won’t. What’s the point when so many of you assume that when confronted with what looks like an official study, foolishly you believe everything you are told by government and big business.

More fool you…

PS – Sorry folks I can’t help being a skeptic, I’ve always questioned everything when it purports to be scientifically proven, especially when it comes to those damned ‘studies’.