Politics

Where is God?

Posted on 24th Mar 2017 by Chakers in United Kingdom.

When so many people in the World believe in God you might wonder 'There must be a reason for it'. That mob rule is always right. That mankind has believed in God for thousands of years so at some distant point in the past we must have had communication with Him. That some today still do. The Pope is on the top rung of the stairway to heaven. He is God's Holy speaker on Earth. He must be because he says he is. If you want to understand our being, our world, our life then you have to escape the shackles of religion. It is nothing more than a burden. It rules you, intimidates you, scares you into submission. It does not teach learnedness, it...

Warin Greenway

Posted on 4th Aug 2015 by Chakers in United Kingdom.

Warin Greenway is a very pretty Thai national Post Graduate living and working in the UK. She speaks beautifully with a soft reassuring tone and with an inspiring confidence ideal to a translator. She has a degree in fresh water management, her dissertation was fresh water fisheries and environmental impact management, and she studied full time at UCB; that's the University of the City of Birmingham (whose entry level is NVQ). It doesn't stop there; Warin Greenway has experience of immigration and has risen the ranks to 'case worker' at Corpers Solicitors. You can find Warin Greenway on YouTube and LinkedIn and she is well connected with...

Comparing like for like

Posted on 29th Aug 2013 by Chakers in United Kingdom.

Over the radio came the advertisement, "Suzie pays fifty quid a month for her gym membership and thirty quid a week for petrol. Now she rides a bike to work so she gets her exercise for free, no more petrol bill, and no more gym membership. Quid's in. And Redditch has one less car on the road". Or to put it in sensible language, Suzie arrives at work in a sweat or soaked in rain, stinks out the office, gives half of them a cold, takes time off on sick leave, and annoys the hell out of all the motorists when she rides up the inside pulls in front of the cars and holds them all up when the lights change. I also can't help but think,...

Ironies - A weekend in Padstein

Posted on 6th Nov 2012 by Chakers in United Kingdom.

In a radio play the other day an elderly mother said "The bus was delayed exactly one hour and when I arrived at the hospital one hour late they told me uncle Raymond had died exactly one hour ago." A lad commented, "How ironic", to which she replied, "No dear, that is coincidence. If on the way to the hospital I had died that would have been ironic." The fact that an irony has to be introvert in itself may explain why Americans don't get irony! Then again I don't either because surely a coincidence on an epic scale is in its self ironic? Anyway, we are in the throws of building a retirement home in Changwat Udon (prematurely I hasten...

A Lack of Education

Posted on 28th Mar 2011 by Chakers in United Kingdom.

The world is changing so quickly today that when the new world arrives we will not realise the significance of some events or why they have affected Thailand. For instance, my mum made a comment last week that Colonel Gaddafi might be right about Al Qaeda having infiltrated Benghazi and is the cause of the uprisings and I wondered how many others would agree. The assertion being based on so many Muslim Arab state countries all deciding to start an uprising almost synchronously. I mean why not? It is feasible when you think back to the threats made by Al Qaeda leaders from the mountain strongholds of Mohmand that they would do just...

How Hard Can It Be?

Posted on 20th Mar 2011 by Chakers in United Kingdom.

I love book awards. I mean, I don't actually watch them. I tried a book review once and was amazed what category of pastel green cardigan wearing, still living with mother, what does get a life mean, I don't know why I had no friends at school, got no mates they are who frequent these events. After all, books are for everybody, but these maggoty little bookworms have stolen the show and given books such a bad rep' that generations today are required to remark that a visit to the library is archaic when in this modern day and age we have the Internet and searching takes seconds instead of having to read and research. No, what I mean is, I...

McKenzie Friends

Posted on 5th Jul 2010 by Chakers in United Kingdom.

McKenzie friend I hear you ask? Look it up on the Internet and it is an advocate, someone not legally qualified who can assist someone in their legal defence with advice. Today I learned it means someone who is gagged, who knows all the answers and has to sit patiently and listen to a court translator misunderstand, mistranslate, while you silently beg to be allowed to speak. This was the first and last time I will ever help someone who has not taken my advice and has already made a mess of their application and instead of re-applying asking for a Tribunal for which they have no idea what they are doing or how to proceed. How did they end...