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The Mayan Calender

The Mayan Calender

Today we will witness the end of the world and those who are lucky enough to be in a valley somewhere in France will be whisked off to a paradise somewhere in heaven!

See you tomorrow….

R.E.M. - It’s The End Of The World

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Skeeter Davis - The End Of The World

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Not Joining The Dots

Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton with bare chested ladies

The royal palace solicitors never really thought it through did they? On the day they are trying to get the French paparazzi and publishers fined. imprisoned etc, the royal couple were greeted by bare chested ladies and Kate found it very funny. OK what is good for the goose is not always good for the gander, but, finding bare chested ladies funny is just what the French publishers has done.

Clearly, the rights of privacy comes into play, but, to the ordinary punter a celebrity with their bits out is no different to a cultural expression in which nubile, bare chested ladies offer tokens of good will and fertility to a VIP. Back in the day this issue would not have seen the light of day, the photographer would have been brought off or shot, to avoid a diplomatic incidence. Now we will have a trial by media and advertisement in which the royals will win but the publication will get the money.

 With the Italian magazine ‘Chi’  now publishing more nude photos it seems the media frenzy is about to go into nuclear warfare. This will ultimately lead to a European wide privacy law which will upset the Euro-sceptics in the UK as they hate anything to do with Europe and not the archaic rights of the individual to take their top off in a private residence away from photographers on the make.

The European elites will love the privacy laws as the economy gets more and more skewed towards the rich 1%. This means that investigative journalism will struggle to expose corruption amongst the ivory towers. As was is being seen in the Leveson Inquiry the press has been over indulgent in criminal activity and not for the right reasons of speaking truth to power, but to quench the appetite of celebrity hungry  media whores. Now it seems that we are on the verge of a European wide privacy law which will suit the celebs but not the ordinary public who will not have the finance to make sure that justice is done.


More Politics For The Masses

Hollande and Sarkozy

Hollande and Sarkozy debate

 

A Sane Revolution by D H Lawrence

If you make a revolution, make it for fun,
don’t make it in ghastly seriousness,
don’t do it in deadly earnest,
do it for fun.

Don’t do it because you hate people,
do it just to spit in their eye.

Don’t do it for the money,
do it and be damned to the money.

Don’t do it for equality,
do it because we’ve got too much equality
and it would be fun to upset the apple-cart
and see which way the apples would go a-rolling.

Don’t do it for the working classes.
Do it so that we can all of us be little aristocracies on our own
and kick our heels like jolly escaped asses.

Don’t do it, anyhow, for international Labour.
Labour is the one thing a man has had too much of.
Let’s abolish labour, let’s have done with labouring!
Work can be fun, and men can enjoy it; then it’s not labour.
Let’s have it so! Let’s make a revolution for fun!

As we head to the most important political event in Europe this year lets take stock at what the French people are going to vote on.

1. An alternative to the Merkozy view of austerity cult worship.

2. A rejection to the view that bankers are our friends.

3. The very rich should pay more to live and work in a free society.

4. Living today is no longer fun!

It is a simple as that. The whole point of democracy is to subtly and nicely redistribute power to everyone who will vote for their own self interest and that self interest is to have a nice life and die happy. Well so far so good. The old belief system states that you have to work hard to survive and if you don’t then you will suffer. Again this is correct, but the whole point of two World Wars and one Cold War was to present an alternative to the dogma that you live and die at the bequest of our ‘masters’.

Granted in the less industrial world these arguments have no relevance and it looks like they wont have any relevance for a long time, But after 60 years of mass education and indoctrination it is time that the young generation looked to themselves and say ”is this what we really want”?

Therefore my solution to the great debate that will be had if Hollande does win on Sunday to become the next French president is for the youth to go out and occupy their school and demand to be told the truth and insist that we as a continent have the chance to re-configure the agenda that we seem to be rushing headlong into, which is to pay back the cash that the bankers who betted on red when it went black. 

There is nothing wrong in having a bet, I love to have a bet, however, I do not expect loads of other people to pay for my bets if they go wrong, which is what happened when Lehman’s Day happened. Especially the kids who had no choice or could not vote or were not alive when it happened.

You can blame the voters who for 30 years voted for ‘monetarist style economics espoused by Reagan and Thatcher but those who did not have a chance to be reckless with the Worlds resources had no chance and they are now saddled with paying off the bankers bet so the bankers can have that extra big yacht. Nice!

I may get this completely wrong and those youths and youngster decide to vote against their best interest and support the status quo. It has happened before and I know at least three people who will do this willingly and without pressure. These three people actually think that we should bail out the bankers because they know what they are doing – or thoughts along those lines, we should look after our betters because it keeps society together and it is the fault of the poor and displaced for the mess we are in because they wont work hard enough to look after the bosses or they work too hard which upsets societal balances! 

Everyone is entitle to their view, however strange it seems. It is like those vampires slaves in Blade, who willingly get branded and have their blood pumped out because they want to. It may seem an absurd fictional scenario, but it is a reflection of how some people actually think. As they say in Yorkshire “there is nowt queer as folk”. In other words people do have some strange views. So in essence on Sunday we may see the beginning of a new debate about austerity or a new revolutionary thinking. I know which one I want, do you?

Brigitte Bardot - Ne Me Laisse Pas L’aimer

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Brigitte Bardot - Tu Veux Ou Tu Veux Pas

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Anger Management

Amazing scenes at the World Cup 2010. John Terry decides to stick the knife into Fabio Capello and reassert his role as Englands Captain, eventhough he was sacked for having carnal knowledge with a freinds ex-girlfriend. In this video he lays out his method of attack.

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For those who didn’t see the ‘handshake’ which led to the dismissal of John Terry from the England captaincy here it is again…

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Over in the French camp it is even worst. Anelka apparently had a row with the coach, this led him to be sent home. France’s World Cup campaign descended into further chaos on Sunday with a row between between Evra and fitness coach Robert Duverne, leading to the immediate resignation of the team director. The incidents were sparked by the players’ decision to protest against the French Football Federation (FFF)’s decision to kick out Anelka and also by a nervousness among the players after the player’s crude comments were leaked to the press.

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Things To Do When Bored With Poker #10

Added on November 22nd, 2009 by admin
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I was playing poker at O’Gradys when this football incident happen and all hell broke loose. Chips went flying, teeth were gnashing and drinks was a flowing. Football is a new religion and although the commentary is in French I strangely could understand the shock and dismay in the broadcasters voices.

Its been estimated that the handball by Henry will cost the Irish government £100 million! if this is true, you cannot blame the Irish government for getting involved. however, I do feel they are looking for an inside straight flush draw to get a decision of a re-match – which will be astronomical odds and therefore very unlikely.

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An Interlude from Grinding

Added on November 8th, 2009 by admin
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When you’re a wino in France, and, some idiot gives you wine but no corkscrew then you have to be inventive and use the most obvious implement – a shoe!

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