Thursday, May 4, 2023

The Search for Murrell's Gold, Indiana Laird in the Valley of the Dragons, a George Laird Production


Hi Folks 

Working on a few clips to kick start my cgi learning back up again. 

Hope you enjoy. 


Thursday, February 10, 2022

General thoughts and a new start

This blog will be getting phased out, if you enjoy this blog, then please follow the link to my new one. 

In order to make improvements to the content, I have decided to incorporate more videos on my thoughts about the political scene in the UK, Scotland and beyond.

Thank you for supporting and reading this blog over the years, and I will keep it as an archive of what my views were on a range of topics over the 10 plus years of operation.

Monday, January 31, 2022

The Smart Play By the Conservatives; UK Health Sec Sajid Javid will ‘scrap plans’ to make Covid jabs mandatory for NHS staff, the U turn means the health service doesn't need to sack 80,000 people by the April deadline, no UK Health Sec can plunge the NHS into catastrophic crisis and survive as a Government Minister nor as an MP

Through-out the entire Covid 19 pandemic, people across the world and the UK marveled at the un-selfishness of certain key workers. The health workers, the Drs, Nurses and other staff were rightly hailed for what they did in time of dark crisis. There was a national outpouring of affection towards people who stood in the line of fire when others were in the most perilous times of their lives. In the wake of their bravery, there came a suggestion which has been used in America, sack unvaccinated medical staff. After Health  staff dealt with life and death situations at every turn, the Biden Administration decided to adopt a zero policy on unvaccinated staff in key sectors. At the same time of talking about liberty, the Biden Administration was practicing tyranny. There is a saying, if it happens in America, eventually it will happen here in the UK. Not every idea that comes from America is bad, but when it relates to health, it doesn't fit with the ethos of how the people view the NHS. 

When Sajid Javid, the Health Secretary mooted the idea of  mandatory Covid vaccinations for NHS and social care workers, all sorts of shrills emerge from the woodwork to jump on that bandwagon. In my mind, the worst subgroup was the especially selfish people who dumped their elderly relatives in care homes. They suddenly found themselves outraged that unvaccinated people were caring for their abandoned loved loves. Care homes had the one of the worst affected sectors in terms of Covid deaths, infected people with Covid were transferred to sterile care homes from hospitals. This move ensured that Covid ran through the place like wildfire, a lot of elderly patients died after being put in harm's way. 

After targeting the care sector which the government thought was the weakest link to coerce staff to get vaccinated, the care sector was to go onto see 40,000 experienced and necessary staff lose their jobs. Their sacrifices of staying the course, fighting the virus in the thick of it didn't matter a jot. When I first started my new blog, The Laird Report, one of the earliest posts was quick frank about Covid 19 and how it was being handled, don't trust the governments, NHS, Big Tech such as Facebook, Twitter and Youtube, Big Pharma and the mainstream media of TV, radio and print, don't trust celebrities, such as Hilary Jones and Piers Morgan. I wrote a post on Wednesday, 26th January because more and more evidence that there wasn't just something wrong, but something being 'covered up' started emerging. Cover up seems to be the exactly the best phrase to describe how all those above have acted in relation to vaccine injury. 

When news of a vaccine started to become news, I was initially glad, but also as someone who spent 20 years at university, I was a bit uneasy. New vaccines generally take 10 to 15 years to come to market. They go through all sort of trial phases in animals and humans, but these drugs, the new vaccines were rolled out in less than two years. No long term data, and deaths and serious injury in the trials effectively airbrushed out. There was a targeted government, media and big pharma campaign all saying the same thing, false claims that the vaccines were safe and effective. There is clearly a problem, and growing data highlights this,  which was why there was such a rush to get people vaccinated. It was almost as if governments and Big Pharma around the world wanted to destroy any large remaining unvaccinated sectors of the population which could be used as a 'control group' to measure the effectiveness of the vaccines. 

The next link is one of the most up tp date stories of someone 'suddenly' dying of a heart attack while playing sport. When you look for stories like this, you will notice a lot the use of the word, 'suddenly'. Another overused word to explain away sudden death is the word 'rare', well thousands are dead and hundreds of thousands are vaccine injured, there is nothing 'rare' about that. And when others' health suddenly fails as being predicted by others, there will be nothing 'rare' about that either. One side effect of covid drugs in auto immune suppression, that means other illness can flourish such as aggressive cancers because the body's defence system can't cope. 

As I mentioned above, early on I suspect that something was wrong, but as we have seen, anyone who spoke out faced being attacked and being censored on social media. The aspect of censorship would soon emerge as a key 'red flag' of the cover up. A term would start to emerge which to me rang true, Mass Formation Psychosis which I had never heard of,  so I looked it up, but a good way of understanding it, is to listen to this Bitchute video of Dr Robert Malone speaking on the Joe Rogan Show. This is a description of how collective hysteria is generated by governments and their shrills to manipulate people into doing things that under normal circumstances they would be very hesitant, so they abandon their reason to follow a 'leader' who is seen as their saviour, in some respects, it seems like an adapted version of the 'Cult of Personality'. Since  Robert Malone spoke on the Joe Rogan Show regarding Mass Formation Psychosis, you can see the press wasted no time across a range of publication discrediting him. 

Here is a list of articles which weren't slow to discredit Robert Malone, such as Reuters who have links to big pharma. Copy of the narrative attacking Malone would appear in unusual places such as Oregon Live in the US, The Independent in the UK, even the mighty publication wade into Malone. There are a whole load of ways that be used to cover up the truth, from flat out lying, to omission of facts, to rearranging facts in a different timeline to interweaving lies with the truth to water down their impact. The fact so many publications written by university educated people all seem to produce the same narrative at roughly the same time is at least un-usual wouldn't you say? Can I ask you a question, do you think all these university educated people don't know about media manipulation of the press and the 'Cult of Personality'? Are these people who claim to be reporters and experts only looking for evidence in approved sources? Surely the role of the press is to present facts and allow the readers to draw their conclusions from facts while they remain neutral. If you can't get that type of forensic reporting, you don't have a free media, a free press, what you have is people who are "commentators" who masquerade as free press. How can it be that the entire establishment press is so blind to the truth? Why can people like me and others with effectively none of the resources, and contacts find out, by piecing the jigsaw together with random bits of information, come up with: 

"In order to conceal the deaths and serious injury, the government decided to move the goal posts so that a person who was injected wasn't considered vaxxed until after 14 days, this way a huge amount of deaths and serious injury was wiped from being recorded from the official statistics. People were lied too, people were subjected to an organised campaign of constant fear which involved a multi level strategy, government, NHS, big tech, big pharma, the media and celebs all joined into pushing vaccination on the population." 

Is it Mass Formation Psychosis on their part, or simply they are living in fear of losing their jobs and lifestyle by doing something so simple as questioning? Most people rail at government, and some with good reason, but the decision not to copy the disastrous American policy on sacking unvaccinated health staff is one of the smartest every  

U-turns in UK government history. When Sajid Javid went on camera and did a sounding of health care staff on mandatory Covid vaccinations for NHS, most people focused on Dr Steve James, the Dr who said No, but as the publicity focused on him, there was an equally important group of people who were completely overlooked. These were the nurses who were also there when Sajid Javid trialed his policy, there is a video which I have posted before which I want you to watch. In this video you aren't looking for what is said, but instead you are looking at silence. Although the silence only lasts a few seconds, so much information was gleamed in that time, that anyone who thinks they know how to read a room can only come to the conclusion that the 5 nurses weren't backing Sajid Javid, the UK Health Sec. 

I cannot understand why he or anyone else would have thought for a minute that this proposal wouldn't attract any support, especially in a Health service which is dealing with vaccine injured people. It is one thing to know that there are vaccine injure people, it is a whole different animal to see the results of this up close and personal. I am not surprised that the proposed mandatory jabs policy could lead to shortage of 80,000 workers. When you see day in and day out injured people, then someone offers to give you the same thing which caused the injuries, where is the logic in that? To me, it is like drink driving, you can keep doing it for a period of time then your luck runs out, you don't know it will run out, but you do know that you seed your own destruction by making a choice. I don't drink driving because I know it is wrong, more than that I value my health, and I value the health of others. I am not in the business of making illogical choices when presented with evidence. 

Although there are sound political reasons for a U turn on Mandatory Covid jabs, they should be secondary to duty of care to protect health and well being of staff. Simply put, you cannot just trample over the rights to make an informed choice. People shouldn't never be bullied, threatened or coerced. History has taught us the wrongness of imposing forced procedures on innocent people. These principles are enshrined in Human Rights and reaffirmed in many treaties and doctrines both in medicine and in law for the protection of all. Sajid Javid, the Health Secretary will today meet fellow ministers on the Covid-Operations Cabinet committee to rubber stamp the decision on the about-turn. This is the day that Sajid Javid saved his own political career, you see if he had pushed through and the Health service suffered a catastrophic loss of 80,000 people, his career would be destroyed, he would have to step down as a Minister and resign as an MP. The Royal College of Nursing, the Royal College of Midwives and the Royal College of GPs have all pushed for the requirement to be delayed, when in fact their stance should have been stronger. There is no grey area on personal medical choice, there are such things as areas where no compromise can be tolerate, where things come down to a binary choice. 

This decision could be framed as a victory for common sense, human rights and good government, now an estimated 40,000 people lost their jobs over this awful policy will if they so chose able to return to work in the sector. Caring for the elderly is an important job, probably much more than many realise, people who do this need to have a toughness about them. They know the people they are caring for, many will only have a few years of life left and their goal is to provide them with as much quality of life s possible. A lot of people who suffered under the policy will be angry, especially in the care sector who lost so many staff, their experiences should be not by government how an entire sector was brought to its knees. The pandemic is over, the change of approach reflects the new focus on how the UK must "learn to live with Covid". There is a few months still to work through, and planning for next winter, but the increased mood of going back to normality is starting to take hold. There must be new planning in the NHS because we may face a health crisis going forward across many NHS disciplines, the cure many suspect could be worse than the disease. And someone should try to get ahead of that with resource planning.   

Finally, in the near future, we will see political parties try to reinvent themselves from being in lockstep with bad government decisions on restrictions to being the sole 'voice of reason'. In my mind, I don't a hostile public will buy into this, no one in politics is coming out of Covid a hero, there are politicians/ people who should have spoke up and didn't, those who spoke up and were wrong, and those who never got in the game through sheer disinterest. Nadra Ahmed OBE, who chairs the National Care Association, said of the U turn: 

"This decision epitomises the lack of foresight by ministers in choosing to drive the implementation of this policy without producing impact assessment prior to taking it to the vote. Every parliamentarian who voted for it in social care needs to take responsibility for the loss of staff our sector have suffered because of an ill-thought out policy. Social care has been used as a pilot which has devastated our workforce and brought providers to their knees." 

Why did so many allegedly independently minded parliamentarians not speak out?

Friday, January 28, 2022

As Countries start to emerge from Covid lockdown, the return to normal must include a return to holidaying, people have to de-stress, people have put up with too much, it is time to look forward to a better tomorrow, anyone up for a leisurely cruise?

With everything which has happened over the last two years, one thing which we all could use is a holiday, something special, something which a huge amount of people enjoy, and looks like it could be terrific fun, Cruising. What peaked my interest in this type of holiday was watching Cruising with Jane McDonald, when I came across it on youtube search. Jane McDonald is known as a great singer and presenter, so top set the holiday mood, I found something to listen too, hope you enjoy my choice. The quality of this VHS tape transferred to digital is a bit sketchy however the sound quality is reasonably good. There are many great songs on this recording, but I would urge you to go to 35.00 minutes into it, and listen to Jane sing, 'Do You Know The Way To San Jose', it is pitch perfect. 

When Jane McDonald started her holiday programmes, she really found her second bow string  to her string, and an unique niche, when she popped up on our screens and started giving her views and firsthand experience on ideal holidays. You could say, this show was an instant hit, her series had charm interwoven with facts and humour. Unlike some stars who seen as divas, Jane McDonald rolled her sleeves up and pitched in, with the regular cruisers, in effect they became 'episode' stars in their own right. It was tragic when Channel 5 lost one of its biggest stars after Jane revealed that she was stepping away from the long-running travel show. If there was ever someone you would hope to meet on holiday, she was it. Jane's show won Channel 5 its first ever BAFTA award in 2018. 

The great thing about cruising is that everything is planned, all you have to do is turn up, sign in, unpack, find your way round the ship, and eat and enjoy. Cruising does cost a bit of money, but it is an experience not to forget. The food is great, and so is the entertainment, and if you want to stop off and visits the sights on the various ports, with guided tours, how can you go wrong. Cruising is an activity that pushes you towards other people, everyone is in the same boat, and it is diversity in action, all types of people and all types of social status can be found, from the people next door to the rather well off. It was originally thought that cruising was an activity for people who have retired, and you would meet plenty of them onboard, but you get your fair share of young people too. And everyone is of course looking for the time of their life, and some people certainly have that in spades. Cruising is a really good option for adults with young families, so if you're a parent and wondering can you go and see the nightly shows, both babysitting and créche services are available on major cruise lines. 

In life, you something come a TV show that is a must watch, mainly it can be down to the subject matter, sometimes it is because you are a fan of the presenter, but if you can get the perfect storm of material and presenter together, you get an instant hit. It is a bit like mum's homemade chicken and rice, no matter how many times you have had it, you can always go one more time. Of course Cruising with Jane McDonald was a mega hit, but she also done a spin-off Holidaying with Jane McDonald. Finding good quality footage of that series isn't easy, but to give you two videos worth to watch with this post, please click on this link. 

The quality of the footage is excellent, and this episode is jam packed with fun and educationally interesting experiences. Normally, I don't write about holidays, mainly because for most of life, I have never had a traditional holiday. When I went away for a jaunt, it was being put up in a friend or a friend's relatives 's home, but when I did go away, and saw the sights, I knew it confirmed something that I thought of a lot that I knew as a kid, I would love to travel. Seeing others like Jane McDonald doing it only further embeds my desire to go explore, and then explore some more. When Jane McDonald packed in doing her holiday shows was a blow to the nation, it was like someone taking a public information series off the air that people couldn't get enough of. 

Jane McDonald said when leaving: 

“It’s been an incredible four and a half years of travelling, 38 Cruises and over 100 flights. It’s now time for me to spend some time in the UK, concentrate on my music and tours and exciting new projects. I want to offer my most sincere thanks to everyone who has worked on all my shows. Everyone at Channel 5 and Viacom International Studios who have all helped make the most incredible and successful programmes. It’s been a total joy to work with everyone and thank you very much to everyone who has watched and supported the shows. I have had a blast.” 

Ben Frow, Director of Programming at Channel 5 said: 

“We’ve loved working with Jane and are proud to have had her as part of the family. She helped us to win our first BAFTA and her series have become solid staples of our Friday night schedules. Thank you Jane. We are sorry to see you go but wish you every happiness for the future.” 

Finally, as more green shots of leaving lockdown emerges across the globe, I cannot help but think that many previous tourist countries will be keen not to be left behind. There are plenty of videos of how lockdown has hit countries hard. I don't to go with the official versions by State media, I prefer to see independence vloggers give their versions of how Covid hit ordinary people. Because I like travel, another vlogger I came across was an American guy who stays in Pattaya Thailand, his vlog is varied, it comes a huge range, but he did touch on the hardship faced by the people, and unlike some vloggers in Thailand, he doesn't focus on the seedy side. His vlog is like an adventure on the day to day living of an expat. Anyway, if you think you are having it tough, bear in mind that even in paradise, some people struggle. 

I am not sure if many people will get away in 2022, but it is something that people will need to draw their focus towards. Everyone will eventually burn out, the trick is, to know when to just pack a bag, and go see the world. One of the best times in my life was being on holiday in Cologne, Germany, and visiting the Cathedral there beside the train station. One night a dozen of us, when and bought a Chinese to go visit a guy who was the security guard on a building site. Holidays comes in all shapes and sizes, I remember this one because, the weather, the location and the people were all great.