Snooper’s Charter

Why is the Home Secretary so determined to bring this back at this moment in time other than to say the government is protecting the general public from terrorism. The Law when it first came up was derided because it gave the home office effectively car-blanch access to everyone’s emails, text messages and social media postings. Giving this to them and the security services is wrong and would likely force the costs up as the systems needed to store the information would be very high.

I do agree with the comment if you have nothing to hide it should not bother people, but it does bother me in that I do not want people who are not the direct recipient read what might be private messages. It is not that far to take the right to open and read letters as that could be placed under the same banner, also what about faxes which is another method of communication.

This all comes from the murder of Lee Rigby in Woolich last week and yet it is reported that the pair under arrest seemed to be pretty well known to the security services. One was photographed attending extremist protests, reported to have been arrested trying to cross into Somalia from Kenya both activities should have been red flags and he should have been monitored, not followed, but his usage of email, text messages and general internet usage. We are still waiting for the report on why this was not carried out.
That would be a good law as the people on them are likely to either be radicalized or on the path to becoming radicalized.

It would not be hard to monitor website access but that should be linked to other evidence like people on protests, or standing on street corners handing out leaflets as people do access these sites for research for essays, news articles, learn about people for acting parts they might be doing. Not everyone is looking to join the fighters against the west. I am at the moment planning a possible story arc for my novels which does center around aspects of radicalization of people but I am not interested in joining them but I want to know how the preachers do change people’s view of the world.

Battling Hate Speech

David Cameron and the government have said they want to deal with Hate Speech as spouted by the extremists clerics and the EDL (English Defence League), a very good idea it should be fought, on both the internet and in public.

The idea and plan is great but yet again DC and a few minsters have opened their mouths with out really thinking it through. All it takes to mess the entire plan up is one cleric taking a banning order to court quoting the European Human Rights Act and the section on Free Speech.

Personally I am not a great supporter of the Act and how it is being used by criminals who have committed serious crimes here being allowed to stay and possibly commit further crimes just because they have a right to a family life. i do like the concept behind the act as we as law abiding people should have certain rights protected. I wish the government would right and enact something similar to the US’ Constitution and Bill of Rights, but at the same time make sure foreign criminals cannot use it to stay here at the end of their time in prison, allow the gagging of people who spout words that could turn people into people of violence who physically attack people just because they do not like what they stand for or believe. It should protect our right to protest against things that are wrong as this is sometimes the only way people can let those in power know the depth of feeling.

I want a job in 3d design or similar

I want a job using my skills in 3d design or something similar and yet i see the positions advertised, send my CV with samples of my work attached and i hear nothing back. I do not have a degree even though I did attend Bournemouth University, the problem came with the fact I went to a crappy secondary school and suffered because I am also a Dyslexic. This was not picked up until I attended uni in 2003. They gave me the standard help for all dyslexics, but i did not need the standard help, i needed help in taking notes from books and similar, not writing the essays. My health suffered due to the stress caused by the exams and i dropped out.

I am now pretty good at working 3d Software, mainly 3ds Max, Photoshop or as i prefer to use Paintshop Pro. The image below is a render from one of my projects

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The render is from a Concept Design for an apartment building. The apartment is an expensive apartment with a number of facilities on the ground floor.

The next picture is a poster I designed for a local shop

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I hope you can see from the two images above I am pretty skilled. I am constantly learn tricks with the software, but i am completely self taught. I have a lot of other renders, designs, and ideas as the apartment and the following render are actually scenes from my novels.

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There are more available at – Bournemouth Digital Productions

Do not worry about employing me and i happy to work as a contractor should you wish.

If you wish to contact me then add a comment and include some form of contact or ring 07977 964466 or email nickiukpub@googlemail.com

IDS and his Welfare Reforms

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Yet again we have a Governmental Minister getting up and giving a speech of how much the government is paying to ‘Problem Families’. Does his SpAd actually have real world experience, have they bothered to look at the real reason these families are so much of a problem, I am someone who looks at the history of people as more often the current problems can be traced back to problems in early life. How many of them have undiagnosed learning issues, i went through both primary, secondary and two different college courses and never once was the fact i am dyslexic got picked up on.

The biggest problem is not the problem families but ministers who are out of touch with reality. I bet IDS or any of the governmental ministers have never spent any length of time living on welfare and trying to make JSA or ESA stretch to cover the costs of living. Every year we hear of price rises in vital services like electric and gas and yet JSA or ESA do not go up by the same amounts.

People like me living on £71 a week find it hard enough to make ends meet even without the massive rises in costs effectively pushing us into debt, and that is without the costs of travel to interviews and getting smart clothes for them. I am not interested in getting into debt, but i am again in hock to Wessex Water which will likely lead to another CCJ against me, screwing up my plans for starting my own business in Graphics Design. (at the bottom is the poster advertising my company)

IDS has said we will help you find work, like how, I am not looking for much, but jobs for people like me are far harder to find than an able bodied person. I am a Male to Female Trans-sexual, suffer from Dyslexia and now have been diagnosed as suffering from MS, so you can see just on that I have a triple problem and that does not even touch on problems of where I live, seeing as I suspect my postcode is blacklist because of the people who also live in the area. I am highly creative, have lots of useful skills in things like carpentry, working software and designing things, but I cannot deal with stress very well. I built using joinery my bed which sits above the door into my living room, i designed it, built it and put it up when i move in over three years ago and it is still there, but i have no qualifications in carpentry. I spent a few years trying to get a degree but my health is more important than a piece of paper and I had to drop out because of exam stress, lack of basic skills uni students need and the help provided to me because i am Dyslexic might have help some, but not me.

IDS and the ministers working in the DWP should try and live on welfare with out their savings or family, to bale them out, behind them and they might discover what the real people have to do everyday to just simply survive.

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Europe, Europe, Europe

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I am not a big supporter or Europe’s Control over our lives her in the UK, especially with at least two daily papers reporting on two different issues but both related to Europe. I will comment on both the two articles.

The first comes from the Independent and centres on their budget. They want to increase it where all the countries are trying to bring their budgets down. From what I understand this request does not come from our elected Reps but from the powers behind the throne. Do they have a budget that will direct their money to where it is needed or is it get the money in and just spend it willy nilly. I hope it is not the latter, but it is more than likely the truth. It is now getting to the point where what is the point of MEPs they do not seem to get a say in how the budget is spent. This goes against the very idea of the MEPs as they should be doing the same job as our politicians discussing issues that matter, the budget is one of the most important matters.

The second article I am going to comment on is the fact it looks like medical implants are coming to the UK shores without the necessary protections to make sure they are safe and will not pose a problem post the implantation. Each country, to my knowledge, has people or organisations that carry out rigorous checks on medical implants to make sure they are safe. If what the Daily Telegraph is saying then it looks like if a company has an implant they want on sale then give the regulators a lump of cash and it joins the list of approved implants what ever the test results. This is yet another example of EU level regulators riding roughshot over  tried and tested checks, just so they can line their pockets.

Both these stories if they are true should be stopped but it looks like Cameron is yet again loosing his nerve and will not use the power he has to veto the budget. In regards to the MEPs, and I know they are also acting in under handed ways in regards their expenses for sitting in the European Parliament, should grow some back bones and say the regulators can not just add medical implants to the list with out proper results being known from proper tests.

The latest deal with the criminal element

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Yet again the ruling power comes out with a lets crack down on offenders and re-offending. Each government has done the same thing come out with let’s gets tough on the criminal element and yet again i predict it will have little effect on the crime figures.

This time the PM’s speech comes at a time when the police numbers are being reduced, which means fewer chances to catch criminals, unless the Cons intend to send us down the route shown in the films ‘Robo-Cop’. It does look like they are trying to quietly bring that in via the back door with all the governmental security contracts going to G4S and the other large security companies.

This is such a bad idea what with the other governmental contracts held and basically badly run and supervised. At least with the government doing what it should and properly fund and run the police and prison service we might get a reduction if the government actually talked to the rank and file rather than not and the entire plan is forgotten about and it like all the others fails to reduce crime.

The incoming police commissioners, the idea on the surface is a great one, but I feel with the lack of knowledge about the elections will badly effect their role as overseers of the police service. One aspect I hope they have is the job of overseeing the private contracts or are they going to be hog-tied by not being able to make sure they are doing just as good a job as the rest of the police.