Passing Observations 45

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. “It’s good to be back in galleries but sipping champagne at art openings through a face mask is impossible. Cue huddling on pavements with a glass in hand, nose against the window.” – quote from an anonymous writer in Country Life magazine who doesn’t realise that you’re allowed to take off your mask if you’re eating or drinking, and that you don’t need one anyway.
  2. I prefer to refer to those who are not awake as zombies rather than sheep. I once had four pet sheep and there is no doubt that sheep are intelligent animals – far more intelligent, indeed, than all mask wearers. (Have you ever seen a sheep wearing a mask?)
  3. Plans are afoot to reintroduce wild cats into England and Wales. Ten breeding facilities are planned. They will, doubtless, enjoy life among the bison, wolves and eagles. Heaven help farmers trying to look after farm animals. I suspect this reintroduction of wild animals into the countryside is part of the hidden agenda to destroy farmers.
  4. In France, a restaurant’s average monthly takings are 9,000 euros. But during the pandemic restaurants have been able to claim up to 10,000 euros a month to cover their lost revenue. As a result 39.1% less restaurants went bust last year in France.
  5. The stock market is behaving rather strangely. A deli in New Jersey, US, has gone public and is worth $100 million. The deli sold $14,000 worth of sandwiches in 2020.
  6. People who work 55 hours a week or more are 35% more likely to have a stroke than those who don’t. Similarly the heart attack risk is much higher in those who work harder.
  7. There are plans to stop the sale of peat to gardeners. The idea of gardeners growing their own food is unacceptable to Agenda 21 aficionados. Instead of peat, gardeners will probably need to use products which are more likely to help the spread of a variety of legionnaires’ disease.
  8. The UK government plans to treble the planting of trees. They need to do something to replace all the trees which are being chopped up, turned into pellets and burnt to create electricity to keep electric cars on the road.
  9. An investment manager claims that the manufacture of the covid-19 vaccine is ‘unquestionably one of the greatest achievements of humanity’. Let’s see if he still believes that when his friends and family start dropping down dead after being vaccinated with this evil brew. Personally, I’d put the covid-19 junk just behind napalm and mustard gas in a list of man’s creations.
  10. One in three individuals in Scotland is taking an anti-depressant, a prescription pain reliever or a drug for insomnia – or all three. Healthy life expectancy in Scotland is 61.8 years – the lowest in Europe. And yet the expenditure on public services such as health is 27 % higher in Scotland than in England.
  11. Several journalists have privately expressed dismay at the lies being told in the mainstream press. The fact that they have not dared to do this publicly is shameful. These cowards are responsible for endless misery.
  12. There used to be a Wikipedia page devoted to my bestselling series of books about the village of Bilbury in Devon. The 15 books (known as The Young Country Doctor series) related the adventures of a young GP and his friends in the village. In 2020, as part of the attack on me, the page was suddenly deleted for absolutely no good reason that I am aware of. It seems to me that the removal was done out of spite and sheer nastiness – and in an attempt to damage my book sales. And so, in an instant, thirty years work was banished in a flash from the Wikipedia world. The page relating to my series of books about Mrs Caldicot (including the first in the series - Mrs Caldicot’s Cabbage War - upon which the film of the same name was based) also seems to have disappeared. And my name has curiously disappeared from at least one page about the film – even though I wrote the book upon which the film was based. All simply spiteful and part of the demonization and monstering process.
  13. My second mobile phone (and my first really portable one) could be charged from the mains but it could also run on AA batteries. This was back in the mid-1990s. The phone had no camera but being able to run the phone on batteries was enormously useful. If the phone started to die while I was travelling, I just slipped two AA batteries into the back and the phone was working again. That was a quarter of a century ago and is yet more proof that progress means things getting worse, not better.
  14. The billionaires are getting ready to leave land and live their lives afloat. The sales of super yachts (24 metres long or longer) is rising fast. Around 250 a year are usually made but there are currently 731 super yachts on order. The price? Well, around $1,000,000 per metre is the rule of thumb cost. Modern super yachts have at least one helicopter landing pad and some huge yachts have support vessels to keep them supplied with fuel and food. When the rats are leaving the land and heading for life on the ocean wave you know we’re in trouble.
  15. When corporate answering machine messages are being recorded, the default introduction always seems to be: `We are experiencing high call volumes at this time but your call is important to us.’
  16. In the UK, some hospitals are refusing to allow visitors who are not wearing a mask or a visor. This makes no medical sense and it is surely illegal since those who are exempt from mask wearing are exempt in hospitals just as much as everywhere else.
  17. It used to be considered self-indulgent not to know what day of the week it was – often as a result of relaxing on holiday. Today, millions who are furloughed have lost track of everything. They are going to find it difficult to go back to work after over a year of being on paid holiday. Many will not want to go back to work or will not be able to do so.
  18. Local councils around the country are re-painting the white lines in their car parks. They do this so that they can squeeze more cars into the parking area. These days I have great difficulty in finding a parking space where the offside and nearside wheels aren’t just two or three inches away from their relevant white line. (I don’t like small cars since I’m rather tall.)
  19. The Bank of England paid £114,000 to relocate Mark Carney, the disastrous former governor of the Bank of England, to his home in Canada. I know he had a large ego but what else did he take with him? Twelve steam rollers and a collection of large farm machinery perhaps?
  20. Anyone diagnosed with multiple sclerosis should have their B12 levels assessed. Even B12 levels which are on the low side of acceptable can produce unpleasant neurological symptoms. The symptoms of B12 deficiency are very similar to the symptoms of multiple sclerosis and I suspect that some patients who think they have MS could be `cured’ with a course of B12 injections or sublingual tablets.

Vernon Coleman’s latest book is called Endgame: The Hidden Agenda 21. The book explains how we got here, why we got here and where we will end up if the resistance movement doesn’t win the war we are fighting. Endgame is available as a paperback and an eBook.