Peace Bomb

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Moany Britons & Scapegoats

I understand its pathetic and ironic that I am moaning myself about this so it makes me like them, but by me understanding this does it make me a hypocrite?

lately if you have been noticing your grass dying you will understand that it has been getting rather toasty whether wise in England at the moment. Despite work I am enjoying the sunny rose tinted "makes everything pretty" whether. Then I turn on the news and see people complaining its too hot, people of all ethnicities sexes and ages just lounging around in the sun of London in a park. Ungrateful bloody sods we have shitty grey whether for most of the year which they complain about as well, then we get some heat and they can't hack it. What about the people that have to work in it builders, firemen in suites (fire pro, police officers in full uniform ( thick stab proof vest). These are the the people who don't have the necessity of aircon but they are still working outside, firemen have it the worse putting out grass fires left right and centre.

I just want to say to all of them fucking suck it up and enjoy it or go hide in a cave. Thanks to mass pollution we get the lovely added UV and equator like climates (I know I am exaggerating) and people just go on about it like they are worse off.

that's all I have to say I won't draw it out any further.

I'll just rant about another subject that pissed me off a certain person complaining at me for following orders that would lead to them doing me more work, which they would have had to of done anyway. Using me as a fucking scapegoat just because of was bringing the items down to the warehouse. Lets blame the soldiers fighting the far not Tony or George it does not matter that it is their job to serve their country and if they are called they have to, that example is in many ways how their mentality works. They don't see the source of the problem they just see a tool of what is creating it and blame them.

Blame the soldiers not the politicians!
Shoot the messenger he is the bringer of the bad news.
Blame Einstein he made the nuclear bomb.
Blame the calculator for getting the sum wrong.
Blame the P2P networks for the material on there.

That is this persons mentality and that is how they see things, looking at the glass and not through it, unable to properly see who is responsible for the small difficulties in their life and its just because they can't be bothered to read between the lines.

I am just following orders, I am just a messenger, I am not a scapegoat.

Friday, July 07, 2006

Cadbury's the Taste of Chocolaty Corruption

I have pretty much no readers I understand that, but I created this blog myself to look back on things that had written about a reflect on my shitty views and think about how I was an idiot for saying this or that. I have recently neglected this blog this generally enjoying life just doing general things college work ect.

Onto the subject after the little brief there, well if you read recent news or you look back if this has been time capsuled in the depths of googles cache function, you will know that around this time Cadbury's claimed a few 100 thousands bars of their chocolate were found to have Salmonella but only a little bit! This one their first mistake but that did not piss me off to much.

It was their 2nd mistake the mistake that really has hurt me and thousands of other people everywhere, Cadbury's took the R.R.P (Recommended Retail Price) off their Freddo Bars, "what are you talking about you fucking toss?" its probably what your thinking but this is the start of bad things. By taking the R.R.P's of their freddo bars and other small bars such as Fudge and Chomp they have allowed many companies to crank up the price of these small snacks. Such as Spar and Stars news agents which have cranked the price up to 15p as opposed to the original 10p. Cadbury's have pretty odviously made a deal with many of these evil shops such as Spars, The Local, OneStop, Stars and many others. Those memories of walking in their hungry and thirsty finding yourself having to buy a pot noodle for £1.56 and a can of coke for 80p and remembering the cashier laughing at you are you walked out the store.

The places setup because the is no other alternative other than that place to shop but the is one solution, go for those wonderful R.R.P brands such as Space Raiders (crisps) which are 10p along with a number of other 10p crispys such as Tangy Toms, Oinks, Transform-A-Snack and finally Red Mill Quarter Backs all of these having the 10p rrp label. These are the rebels of food snacks refusing to remove their R.R.P label to let the corrupt stores and service stations bump up their fair prices.

Which brings me onto how all brands should have R.R.P's to prevent over pricing the can be 3 types depending on the store. Different stores can belicensedd as large, medium or small retailers and get the right to purchase in bulk the large, medium or small store R.R.P products. Having 3 kinds of different R.R.P's would mean that small retailers can still make a fair profit and large retailers are able to sell their products cheaper, although the would also be lines of products such as Space Raiders and others which are the same R.R.Pthroughoutt the stores.

Call me a crazy communist radical but I just hate spar shops and cocky overpriced corner shops selling me overpriced potnoodles and multipack not to be sold separatelyy packs of crisps.

Yes a can talk shite for long amounts of time, maybe these rants should come out when I am drunk and not polluting and slowing down the internet.

Monday, May 29, 2006

Quick It's HDTV

Its been a while since I have posted anything here so here I am. HDTV's are no out and so are the services such as Sky HDTV, but it seems many people don't understand the true concept of HDTV and are simply buying the televisions for the way they look and the boasted "perfect picture quality". After many people have purchased these lovely flat televisions it seems many of them hook their none HDTV DVD player up to it and watch their none HDTV cable television with it not seeming to notice the difference or care.

It seems many members of the general public with no real information on the subject have just fallen for the futuristic flat space saving high definition picture quality and brought into it, without even taking the time to understand that they also require broadcast services or another DVD player to be able to view to high definition television.

This in many cases just proves that you can sell anybody anything if they believe it is what it is. My personal opinion of HDTV at the moment is that normal TV viewers should not buy into it yet, the is far too many hidden costs such as paying for a subscription in order to have those HD shows streamed to your set. Currently HDTV seems useful for those who are extreme audio video movie viewing obsessed people who demand the best and understand the concept of HDTV.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

The Salt Wars

Oh what a silly shitty little rant!

As the media and "health experts" tell us more and more we have bad diets and that the is far too much salt content in our food it seems to of made an impact of companies too. Desperatly trying to take as much salt from their products as possible without compromising on the taste, and when this is sucessful they flaunt it. Not only to do say "we have now got X% less salt" but also comparing their salt levels to other similar products "we have X grams less fat / salt content than mini chedders" the primary example of this is Walkers and their triangles, who have quickly jumped on the low salt train making their corigated cardboard potatohead crisps. Change of plan now fuck the taste just get all the salt and fat out of it, as a little fightback from Walkers cheesy triangle spokesman demonizing their chedders McVities took 30% of fat out of their Minature Chedders. Then boasting this on their product packets that they are then more healthy.

I just think that if this continues happening everything we have will taste like rivita.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Call centers

Call centers the spawn of Satan or the worlds best form of advertisement, do they secretly contain a effectiveness that nobody actually knows about? Nobody stops to think about the figures after they have slammed the phone down not before giving the seller a torrent of abuse and how many people actually buy what those commission paid workers actually attempt to sell.
Call centers must be doing something right if they have managed to survive this long, I suppose its a matter of comparing labor costs (very low in India) to the cost of the products being sold (double glazing and insurance), then if we consider the amount of people that actually buy lets say 1 in 50 we get profit!

The question is are Call centers really bad things are they that annoying do you get these "spam calls" that often? They supply thousands of jobs to people here and over seas if they are doing that then how bad can it be. It's pretty obvious somebody wants them to stay open due to the telemarketing regulations act which although creates certain rules ensures they are still open and working within the full extent of the law.

I mean myself I hate telemarketing calls and I often string them along for as long as possible "you have won a free prize" "ohh can I have a speed boat!" "would you like to buy some double glazing "can you double glaze my greenhouse", what an age of technology we live in where you can make somebody's job hard just by speaking. Sometimes I find it hard to believe that the is a real human at the end of the phone I mean where do these people live and work, is the some dark underworld of telemarketers.

But I do sometimes consider a world without telemarketing and how it would affect employment in the fragile economy's of Britain and India, what would actually happen to all those telemarketers if they did not have their cubicle jobs? How many jobs would actually be lost? I don't know myself I just want you to think about it and maybe drop me a comment about what you think. Out of prospects I don't think I would get a job in a Call Centre becoming what I hate so much, and maybe the 2nd worst technical support a genius who can only talk to idiots.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

The Decline of Radio

The old "wireless" is now becoming digital but radio stations playing music are getting worse and worse relying of so many ads between songs but worst of all the amount of commercial music playing, radio stations never often play anything that is slightly less unknown or different it always seems to be the latest crap that is already overplayed. Not enough less well known bands are played it seems as if the radio does not want to give support to these bands, I understand that the is a unsigned hour which was touched upon on the last entry but still the relentless playing of such commercial music, even on kerrang and radio 1 gets very frustrating when your looking for variety and fed up of your mp3 players and you end up with even more same old stuff.

I can't understand why radio stations devoted to alternative and rock music are so commercial in their choices of music, I don't know about everyone but I do not want the same shit played over and over again I want new material, "and that was 'new song' played for the 25th time today hope you enjoyed that" if these guys are not careful then they are in danger of loosing even more listeners. The are tonnes of signed bands which don't get enough recognition which would welcome their record to be played with no royalties, but no! that band is not well known enough. Many requests are turned down for this reason also I don't know if the radio station producers are actually trying to give the listeners what they want or just being so cooperate because they are brought x amount of plays for the record. Either way musically radio has a lot to be desired and I will start listening when they start playing better material.

Music Blog Revolution

The music blog revolution does not seem to have been noticed by the media yet and who knows how long it will take, but lately music blogs have became my primary source of discovering new music as well as the other odvious ways such as support bands at gigs and unsigned radio hours. But music blogs now have seemed to take over making it so easy for me to find new bands listing what ever they find new and posting it, it almost makes me feel guilty its just so easy.

Mainly most of the music blogs supply downloads upload by them and hosted by websites such as rapidshare.de and megaupload.com that make ad based revenue for each download hit. This plus many free blog services has lead to a quantum leap in music blogs where find a album is as simple as hitting in a few keywords into google blog search. These little closed music blogs have created many little clusters of music trading community’s often strange genres or rare albums are traded, leading to what I believe as the sneaky little closed piracy groups which have been operating under the nose of the RIAA, MPAA and the general media for almost a year now. As most people know torrent sites are quite often mentioned by the media and the client itself also, but the boom of these ad based revenue generating websites is still unnoticed. Even if these were discovered removing the files would be near impossible due to the mass amounts of password protected content.

This combination of these free blogging services and free file hosting sites has sort of created a kind of social internet quantum leap the old 2+2 = 5 situation (I love radiohead) where everyone can project their own favourite unsigned album in there little mini closed off personal communities. I believe that if the RIAA and the MPAA continue the way they are going suing people who download instead of distribute then these little mini closed off communities will be many peoples primary source of music downloading. Seems very far fetched and dark for the future of the internet hiding in mini communities to escape being charged but it may be nesscery, and these kinds of communities maybe many peoples only safe heaven for being able to share music for free.

But whether or not these blogs are going to be a important step towards the new and evil digital world of the internet where downloading a popular song can land you with a punishment, music blogs are amazing at allowing people to project their personal tastes to show others and expand and broaden views.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Sikh Religion Logo


I don't really know if anyone else noticed this sort of thing but I did, as I make my way around the west midlands where I live there is often Sikh religion symbols everywhere. But not in the normal locations like places of prayer very odd places like on the mobile phone cases of young Indian teenagers and t-shirts, hoodies, gates, air fresheners and car badges. I was just thinking is this slightly blasphemous to sort of turn the religious symbol as a kind of corporate logo plastered over mobile phone cases?



Is kind of merchandising corporatising the symbol of the Sikh religion and turning it into more of a logo?

Why do young Sikhs like to advertise their religion unlike the youth of many other religions?


Has the merchandising of all these logo's everywhere made the religious symbol loose its meaning and some less meaningful and tacky?

Other products in the array of this merchandise include car wheel centers sold on eBay, aswell as a number of other products such as "Don't Freak I'm a Sikh T-shirts" and orange "Sikh Pride" charity bands. I don't know maybe its just me that thinks its a little out of control when so many commercial items and fads are stamped with a religious symbol. It's strange how many Sikh youth see advertising their religion as part of the "bling" culture of many of today's youth.

Imagine seeing Christian youth or Jewish youth wearing massive diamond encrusted crosses or stars are David and flash mobile phone cases with the same insignia embossed onto them. It seems in the UK the merchandising of this religion exists, could this be due to the fact that a eastern religion has moved to a place of such capitalism, greed and money. Could this be a just another way of expressing praise in a country impossible to uphold all of the true commandments of such a religion.

A few more interesting items which can all be brought on eBay:
a nice stylish bag
some Sikh bling
key chain