Gordie Lastchance

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  1. Starting at the 23-second mark in that video you'll find Ruth Townsley, the gift that keeps on giving. She's only on for 10 seconds, but it tells you all you need to know about the vile creature she is. Bearing in mind she was (thankfully no longer) a big cog in a happiness and wellbeing charity, in that segment she's asked on camera why she was attending some kind of protest march. Her response: "No you can't, piss off." An utterly horrid woman. I wonder what she was like to work with? Are Happy City secretly delighted that she sabotaged her own career?
  2. So the police finally draw their batons - four days late! Didn't see the same clampdown when the eggs, bricks and scissors were being thrown at Oldham. I've also watched the "hero" cops in the Salford video, attacking the T0mmy supporters. I can hear kids and women screaming. How on earth can anyone respect the police?
  3. I'd love to be a fly on the wall in their office today - not so Happy City methinks. They'll be firefighting, plain and simple. It'd be enlightening to discover how employees feel towards their erstwhile colleague after her abhorrent actions have shone a very uncomfortable spotlight on their "charity". But there's a much bigger picture to consider than what's happened there over these few days. What about future funding? That must be a real concern for them. I mean, how does Happy City frame any appeal for financial help when it employed such a nasty person who brought disgrace on an organisation whose reputation may be irrevocably damaged? What potential sponsor would want to be associated with a "charity" that harboured this toxic employee? I use the word harboured deliberately - because her murdering-the-rich tweet was made in 2017. Further to this, how does this "charity", going forward, go about promoting "wellbeing" when an employee of some rank - Townsley was head of measurement and policy - spewed such hatred? The irony, eh?
  4. I don't have Facepuke, but Happy City's page is open to non-members of said social media site. The comments that I've seen about Townsley are quite rightly scathing. If anyone wants a look, here's a link: https://www.facebook.com/pg/HappyCityUK/reviews/?referrer=page_recommendations_see_all&ref=page_internal
  5. Linkedin had a post a month ago for Happy City, which was looking for a project manager. The ad said: "For now, we’re able to offer a fixed term contract at 0.8 FTE* (30 hours per week) until June 2020 which we fully expect to be able to extend. Salary is pro rata, in the range £25-30,000 FTE (depending on experience) with benefits. The job starts as soon as possible after interviews. In March last year, Happy City was recruiting a Business Development Manager (3 days/week) - £30,000 (FTE pro rata); Communications & Campaign Manager (4 days/week) - £26-28,000 pro rata; and a Senior Data Analyst (wellbeing measurement, full time) - £30,000 + benefits. All three posts are for an initial fixed 24 month term. Fischer, I couldn't agree more with you. Sources: http://www.happycity.org.uk/happy-city-is-recruiting/ https://uk.linkedin.com/jobs/view/project-manager-at-happy-city-initiative-1206425054
  6. All this - and the horrendous acid tweet - from a woman who has a Masters in Responsibility and Business Practice! That was in her biog when she joined Happy City in Autumn, 2015. She also lists psychogeography (whatever the feck that is) as one of her interests. I had no idea what an MSc in Responsibility and Business Practice entailed. So I checked out Bath University's website, as it runs such a course. There's a lot of flannel, but here's something: "The programme is organised to develop your understanding of key aspects of values-aware management, enabling you to explore socially responsible business practices inside and outside the workplace." So calling for acid attacks and murder is "socially responsible"? After a lot more blah-blah, another bit that caught my eye was this: "This is an inspiring but challenging formulation of responsibility, and, if it is to be developed, those managing organisations will need to have the capacity to live and act with a new kind of integrity." Hmm. Sources: http://www.happycity.org.uk/ruth-townsley-joins-happy-city/ http://www.bath.ac.uk/management/images/MSc_resp_bus_prac_brochure.pdf
  7. How is T0mmy R0binson funded? I think the answer to that is: with great difficulty, according to this short video. From the whole way he has stood up to every effort to knock him down is what makes him such a great election candidate - and I sincerely hope he tops the poll.
  8. Would you happen to know who discovered Lesbos?
  9. Nah, that was Captain Hook. He also discovered crocodiles... to his obvious misfortune.
  10. It's 11 minutes. I dare anyone to watch it without blood pressure medication. Very quickly in, she says T0mmy promotes hatred against people who are not white. Avi points out the obvious, that he is not white, but has known T0mmy a long time. Avi Yemini asks her, "Has he said something against black people?" Her, "I've not seen anything." Avi Yemini tells her T0mmy has friends who are not white. Her, "You can be racist and still have a friend who is of colour." Avi Yemini, "If you don't like black people, why would you have a friend who is black?" This is all within the first two minutes. Trust me, it gets worse.
  11. I'm chipping in here, although it's a crosser with the Question Time thread. After reading the other thread, I watched Question Time on catch-up this morning. I thought a quote from Anna Sourberry, while being heckled about Brexit, was very apt. She said, "I get very sad at the state of British politics when people can't have a point of view, which you may not agree with, but they get shouted down and howled down..." You want to try walking a few miles in T0mmy R0binson's shoes, Anna. And if you're so sad, let's see you start defending T0mmy's right to free speech. While you're at it, do the same for Gerard Batten.
  12. This is a really old story (2001) from The Herald, which I've only just stumbled upon. I didn't hear of it at the time, but I've enjoyed reading it. There's something so British about it. For anyone too rushed to read it, an older bloke, who's never, ever flown, decides to build his own microlight after being encouraged by his grand-kids. On its first flight, it disintegrates in mid-air, he crashes, but walks away unhurt and is treated to a cup of tea by a kindly nearby farmer. Headline: "Sheriff clips the wings of DIY microlight flyer." HE may not exactly have been Icarus ascending, but it was luck rather than judgment which allowed Alex Strang to avoid the same fate as the mythological flyer. The 61-year-old from Ashgill, in Lanarkshire, took up the challenge of his grandchildren and built a microlight in his garage from bits and pieces of old aircraft. On its maiden flight, however, the plane he constructed from canvas and tubular steel with a tiny motor cycle engine began to crack up and plunged hundreds of feet into a field near Larkhall. And it turned out that Strang's attempt last June to become one of those magnificent men made famous in the movies flew in the face of a number of aviation laws. The man, known to his friends as Beefy, was appearing before Sheriff John Stewart at Hamilton, where he admitted flying his home made microlight, call sign GM-MZ with neither a pilot's licence nor a certificate of airworthiness. He was fined #275 on each charge. The court heard that the tiny craft had reached 2000ft over the Lanarkshire countryside when it began to lose power and height. He crash-landed in a field and walked away unscathed to have a cup of tea in a nearby farmhouse. Police found wreckage strewn around for hundreds of yards and traced the would-be pilot from a trailer he had used to carry the plane. There was laughter in the court as Strang's lawyer, David Pirrett, revealed that his client had never flown before, even on a commercial flight, and had been encouraged to build the aircraft by his grandchildren who had seen one on holiday in Turkey. Mr Pirrett told the sheriff: ''Whatever judicial disapproval you may have of my client you have to have a sneaking admiration for someone of his age and his sense of adventure. Sheriff Stewart said: ''Some would say that what you did was commendable and admire your determination. I have to look to protecting the public and deter others from doing this.'' An unrepentant Strang said: ''I just wanted to fly. My grand-weans put me up to it. I was up 2000ft. Why should I be scared. I'm not afraid of heights. I didn't hurt anyone, not even myself. I'd try and fly it again if I could.''
  13. Straight off, I've skewed their figures. I'm a Jock and haven't changed my drinking habits, despite their tax - because I've bought all my alcohol in England! I mentioned last year, in the thread "First they came for your pies" started by @Malthus, that I intended doing a cross-border beer run. I've done two. And it felt mighty fine from a few perspectives. Firstly, I felt I was sticking two fingers up to the nannying Scottish government; secondly, I was getting bargain booze; thirdly, I was seeing some lovely parts of the country and some lovely folk (I've fallen in love with Berwickers); and fourthly, I was giving my little puddle jumper a good run on the open roads, as the car's normally used on stop-start short journeys. On both occasions, I was at Edinburgh Airport anyway, picking someone up, so thought the extra distance to Berwick would be worth it. My last trip was Easter Monday. I struck gold - liquid gold! Eighteen cans of Stella for a tenner. In Morrisons (Scotland) same case was £19.50 - and I don't think they can sell it any cheaper owing to the 50 pence per unit rule. Also at the Berwick supermarket were eighteen cans of Strongbow (5% stuff), also a tenner. Loaded up with Heineken too, because there was a decent saving on it. Bought some stubbies for barbecue Sundays - I prefer small bottles as you can drink them before they get too hot in the sun (yes, we do sometimes get good weather in Jockland!). The stubbies were not far off half-price compared with Scotland. Then came the wine. I'm no connoisseur, but I picked up some decent enough bottles which each had a few quid off. Then, because I had bought six, the supermarket throws another 25% discount at you. Win-win!! I saved a fortune, because I loaded up big time. I reckon the saving on one case of Stella - okay, maybe a second at a push - more than paid for my petrol. Oh yes, petrol - which I bought in England. @Van Lady mentioned the following in the "Pies" thread from last year: "I’ve read online reports about bus pass holders in Glasgow using them to travel over the border to stock up on booze. By all accounts they treat it like a day out. Yes our policy makers can give us things I.e. a free bus pass but they forget that what they give can have unintended consequences. The booze cruisers get a big 👍🏻 from me. Anyone who can do it should do it IMO to reduce Scotland’s tax take." Van Lady has been very open and honest in various posts about her drinking, which have made for absorbing reading. She also wrote this in her "Pies" contributions, which I thought extremely significant: "I’m a long time reformed alcoholic drinker and abstain however I loathe this meddling to “help” problem drinkers. The only thing that will ever stop an alcoholic or problem drinker is a personal desire to address it and work at changing!"
  14. Erm, but look at what England's destined to get in return, according to this headline from only last month: "Landfill ban could see Scottish waste sent to England". This is the article: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-48030435 And here's a few snippets: Scottish rubbish may have to be sent to England in order to meet a planned ban on household waste going to landfill by 2021. The Scottish government wants to stop traditional black bag waste and a range of recyclable materials being buried in the ground. But a new study has found the cost of the ban could be more than £1bn, as less than half of Scotland's 32 councils have plans in place to meet the 2021 target. Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said: "It would make a mockery of the law if the SNP's solution to meeting their own landfill ban is to ship it to England or abroad." Scottish Conservative environment spokesman Maurice Golden said the target was an "SNP gimmick". He said: "This damning report shows that their target is wildly off-schedule."
  15. I also watched the video of the police disappearing. Funny that, when Tommy's under threat, they chicken out. But, in 2016, they went mob-handed into a pub in Cambridge to eject Tommy, who was with his kids. Who hasn't seen the video of his kids in tears during that incident? And earlier this year, when Tommy went to Glasgow to confront SNP MP Stewart Mcdonald during a surgery in a library, the building was in lockdown. A squad of cops there to keep Tommy out. The same cops escorted the MP away from the library. The MP had branded Tommy a "racist thug and fraudster" in the House of Commons and accused him "stirring up racial hatred". As Tommy says, "I have never been arrested, let alone convicted for any hate speech, incitement or racial charges. So, for a respected member of parliament to lie so blatantly, which was then picked up by the media and spread across the world is beyond words." https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/scottish-news/3764359/tommy-robinson-glasgow-stewart-mcdonald-pollokshaws/