Thursday, 31 December 2015

Hydroelectric Pensioners


If we're going to get more winters like this, with torrential rain and widespread flooding, perhaps the government should start investing in hydroelectric power to offset the drop in solar energy from cloud cover. Channel the excess water away from existing rivers toward massive hydroelectric power stations, well away from population centres. Every cloud has a silver lining!

Ref the chap who shot his wife dead because she had Alzheimers - got me wondering why we don't see a surge in pensioner crime. When you think about it, they're near the end of their lives and have little to lose by risking spending their remaining years in the clink. At least they'll get fed and be warm. The blokes who did the Hatton Garden raid were pensioners after all, and either way they were on to a winner.

We were watching Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland in TV last night.  The film was filled with period style (and I use the words advisedly) music, yet at the end there was the obligatory and totally incongruous pop song over the credits. Why on earth do film makers do this?

I'm convinced we're soon to see gongs, Ks and peerages issued for services to crime. There's hardly an area of human activity remaining where they're not issued. Some would say that giving Ks and peerages for large party donations is tantamount to rewarding crime anyway.

Reverting to the Hatton Gardens mob, how would you describe them? Bank robbers, burglars, or what? Technically, it wasn't a bank that was raided. Technically, burglary is related to the home. Technically, robbery is perpetrated against a person. More importantly, should the raiders be knighted?

Happy 2016 to my three readers! For those partaking in Dry January - WHY?


6 comments:

  1. A happy New Year to you sir. I always read but I say very little.
    Roger

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    1. Many thanks Roger. Same to you and yours.

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    1. Cheers, Lesley. And a Happy New Year to you.

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  3. A HAPPY & PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR to you and yours Sir :)

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    1. Many thanks - and may the leprechauns smile on your also in 2016.

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