Government avoiding responsibility

Dear [Name Edited]

We rejected the petition you supported – “Theresa May to personally refund the costs of the Brexit Supreme Court appeal”.

It’s about something that the UK Government or Parliament is not responsible for.

This would be a personal matter for the Prime Minister, not the responsibility of the Government as a whole.

Click this link to see the rejected petition:
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We only reject petitions that don’t meet the petition standards:

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Run by robots and commercial fools

There is a place that we’re going to,
Run by robots and commercial fools
We run like sheep for the utter creeps
Fill in internet boxes, we’re penned in,
by wolves and monsters
Our value downgraded,
we’re merely commercial companies compost
fodder for the internet bullies
Who write who we are,
but our good names they sully
Need escape and to evade
The crass commercial and the internet inane
need to remove, the blabber of fools
Crass internet Inane
They’ll huff and they’ll puff and they’ll blow our house down

Vote to save the NHS, 

Vote to save the NHS, no more money to go into the NHS

Vote to brave the known frontier, pretending it’s the wild west
Throw Incendiary text bombs, throw hatred, cry crocodile tears when you get inundated
With simple questions, like where’s your preparation

Know you’re right, when all the evidence proves you wrong,

And use the Public Broadcaster to fake news show that your arms strong

Cry insults and immaturity at anything that questions thee

despite revealing yourself as fragile as a cup of Bone China tea

Electoral results encompassed many many views

But don’t you fret, only consider your narrow minded views

Politics has failed, broken system, voters show ingratitude

and dictatorship is the only thing that you construe

Now emotions running high, because we’re left all high and dry

each side claiming victimisation , unholy collaborations

trust is gone, if we’re looking for common sense, there’s none

blaming everyone but ourselves for landing in unholy well

And when all is said and done, politics failed because three was made by adding one and one

So what’s left now but to redo, the awful mess must be undone

The country’s now divided, two incompatible worlds they have collided

neither side giving way, we’re headed for historic affray, but you say nay


This Friday, Stand with Bandcamp in Support of Immigrants/Basic Human Values

Bandcamp Daily


Like 98% of U.S. citizens (including the President), I am the descendant of immigrants—my great-grandparents came to America from Russia and Lithuania as teenagers and worked in sweatshops until they were able to afford to bring the rest of their families over. Most everyone you speak to in this country has a similar story to tell, because we are, in fact, a nation of immigrants, bound together by a shared belief in justice, equality, and the freedom to pursue a better life. In this context, last week’s Executive Order barring immigrants and refugees from seven Middle Eastern countries from entering the United States is not simply immoral, it violates the very spirit and foundation of America.

Contrary to the assertions of the current administration, the order will not make us safer (an opinion shared by the State Department and many members of Congress including prominent Republicans). Christian religious leaders…

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She wore the trousers and he wore the dress

She wore the trousers and he wore the dress

and despite them being happy, clearly others were not impressed

and they loved and they laughed, giggled in the bath

enjoyed their culture, Wonderstuff bluster Faerground fluster

agreeing with Caroline speaking against Philip Davies’ filibuster

When all is said and done, we’re all individuals, we’re all one

When Nicky morgan can wear a red t-shirt to the house of commons

but Male mp’s must be fully booted and suited

a literal redressing is called for

women will never gain equality whilst they support gender seperation

and whence there’s a bloke in a dress they guffaw

Me, Myself and guns

As a child, I was identified as a boy. I’m sorry to say that I did not have the strength of character, nor knowledge nor support to counter that claim.
I remember an early toy of a robot that would walk/wheel (It has small wheels under it’s feet), then it would stop, it’s chest would open and 3 orange gun barrels full of light and sound would fire. I actually quite liked it, only in later life considering the underlying message it held of a future world where robots would be….  security tools?
Then I remember 1983, and via John Craven’s Newsround they announced that Britain was at ar with Argentina over the Falkland islands. I whipped upstairs and got my toy assault rifle 😦 and called out “I’ll protect you”. I quickly reflected and felt that something horrible had happened to me.
I played with toy soldiers with a friend… I think hide and seek with them was our actual favourite game.
I got 3 Star Wars figures one Christmas and my friend got jealous and his Mum bought him a space ship and figures. I enjoyed collecting Star Wars figures, the elaborate costumes and individuality of the characters; I also enjoyed knitting skirts for the Storm Troopers, because I knew from the Battle for “Hoth”, the Icy snowy planet, that they must get really cold.
I liked Light Sabers, I think, because they are just torches and I have quite a panchant for torches, and coloured light patterns.
I suggested to a friend, who likes the shooting games via Playstation, that they could make an Hallucinogenic bullet, that would cause people to hallucinate.
I made sme designs for guns, the one I made for “Junksista” (Musical group), has settings to stop time, aloowing the gun holder to walk around whilst others remains static.
If I were to have a gun, it’s have a yellow trumpet, it would make a fun sound, a rising note flourish, and it would produce pretty colours and lights.
A favourite video/music of mine is “Sattelite of love” by Lou Reed, covered by “Dab Hands”, the video is cartoon, with US & Soviet imagery/characters, but then a sattelite beaming down a ray, which suddenly make flowers grow in it’s wake and then the characters all start to get along 🙂
This was beautiful anecdote to me as I remember Ronald Reagan talking about a “Star Wars” laser defence system.

I’m not a big fan of guns, but it you are born and identified as a boy, chances are you’ll have guns foisted upon you, the clear implication being that you were born to use guns to fight to get what you want.