Catch Up Roadtrip 2 [2017] : Qubec City To Montreal

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So this is what they keep adverting all over the show – the putang or poontang – Poutine or Putain – sampled, not wholly appreciated

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Bus Wheels – Tyres On A Train – New Thing
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Santa Grotto .. or portal .. portal to santa grotto – hidden on the Montreal equivalent to the waterloo and city line

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So .. SO .. Much Food
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Quote [80] – Freedom of the individual soul takes different forms at various periods.

It is essential to remember that civilisation takes long to build and is easily destroyed.  Brutality is infectious. As It Happened – C R Attlee
The Labour Party owes its inspiration not to some economic doctrine or to some theory of class domination.  It has always based its propaganda on ethical principles.  We believe that every individual should be afforded the fullest opportunity for developing his or her personality.  The founder of our Party, Keir Hardie, always made his appeal on moral grounds.  He believed that the evils of society were due to the failure to put into practice the principles of the brotherhood of man.

The struggle for freedom of the individual soul takes different forms at various periods.  Here in Britain we have achieved freedom of conscience, freedom of thought, freedom of speech and action within the law, freedom for workers to come together.  They are victories which we will not allow to be reversed, but the fight for freedom continues.

The Labour Party is the expression of the revolt of men and women against a materialist system of society which condemns to a narrow and stinted life the majority of our citizens and gives rewards to the greedy and acquisitive.

The Labour Party’s object is the building of a new world on the foundation of social and economic justice.

Labour Party As It Happened – C R Attlee

Catch Up Roadtrip 2 [2017] : Boston To Quebec (A Route Worth Taking – A Destination Worth Avoiding)

Route Map Boston To Quebec

The route from Boston selected was the slightly less direct of the two options – it was a relatively marginal difference in the scheme of things and went up in a bow via the Hamptons.

This was a place with a name that seemed familiar – uncertain as to why but it did, plus it went up into Canada via what appeared to be a less major road..a guess was made that this might make for a more interesting and scenic route.

We will never know – because the fleeting wondering that occurs about such things was hardly likely to evolve into a rational for driving the not entirely unsubstantial collection miles back down the other route .. Boston revisited, unhelpfully so – given a need to get back to Toronto at some point.  So with only one route experienced all that can be said is that this route was a route worth taking.  Gradually upward slowly into the hills, no European winding mountain pass, just a gradual sloping into the browning trees until eventually it was joined by some Snow..

the hamptons USA Coastal

Bay the hamptons USA

Bay the hamptons USA

old houses in hamptons usa

Coast Beach Hamptons USA

Pumpkins Which Meadowmere USA

USA Road

Skyline Road USA

US Canada Border

Go Canada Go Maple Leaf

Night Quebec

City Wall Quebec Night

Side Street Qubec Night

Qubec – we had another day here before moving on.. The first evening was just a quick encounter, an effort at dinner and a couple of drinks and in those few hours you can learn what seemed to be the two key things about Quebec.

  1. It has an element of Old – That was not seen in the USA and very much felt like it was back in Europe somewhere
  2. Its unpleasant and rude in a way you would struggle to find elsewhere, that is to say the people are – not all, but if an impression can be made so swiftly by such a resounding level of consistency then its a whole lot of rude and its spread none too thinly about the populous.

Looking to go somewhere and have a relaxing and enjoyable time, dont choose Quebec, never Quebec…If you want to see old – go to Europe..if you want rude, go to a theme restaurant that specialises in that sort of thing, at least afterwards you can walk out and be back among the customary levels of rude, indifferent, friendly and mental that frequent most other places.

https://aninaccuratediary.wordpress.com/2018/07/05/roadtrip-2017-quebec-city/

2018 – NHS & Working.. A Solution

Social Media Is Filled With People .. Many People Are Thinkers And In Their Thinking and Their Reasoning They Come Up With Inspired Moments That Can Change The World Forever.

First You Learn From The Amish and You Draw A Specific Line In Time .. Before The Line Is The Before Time and After The Line Is The English Time.  None Of That Is Correct, Safe To Say However That The Wheel Is A Technology That Is Acceptable While The “L’EQUIP 215 XL JUICER” Less So For Them.
At Some Point There Was A Time When Discoveries Were Ok and A Time After Which New Discoveries Were To Be Roundly And Actively Disdained Against.

All Of Which Lacks Relevance Other Than To Show The Acceptable History Of Choosing Arbitrary Moments In Time And Predicating A Fair Bit Of A Premise Upon That Choice.

Enter Mr M Cooper Internet Thinker – From Wolverhampton
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Who Has, A Little Fortuitously Opted To Draw His Line For Before And After, Sometime After The UK Was  Done Retrieving/Re-homeing Assets From Fortunate Colonies, In Return For Them Being Allowed To Play Host To The Union Flag For A Bit.

But Why… Surely He Is Missing A Trick – The UK Famously Singled Handily Rescued The World In Past Times As Well.. There Was W.W.I.. And That Time We Saw Of An Asteroid By Sending Ben Affleck Into Space.

Imagine All The Outstanding Debts.. Well I Couldn’t.. So Better To Write Them Down:

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I have a few gaps in my calculations – missing events and some challenges establishing the exact values … all of which could add substantially to the total .. but it looks like we (the UK populous) are each owed in excess of £840,000.. im also thinking we should all forgo an NHS magic brexit contribution of around 0.54% – which will get us what that nice red bus promised for the next 100 years.. but if we can fill in the gaps im thinking we could well be in excess of 1.5 million each…

We Really Are Going To Have The Best Health Care In The World and We Can Chill .. Mr M Cooper – Internet Thinker – Of Wolverhampton .. He Showed Us And Now We See.

Greenpeace Re-brands Boris Johnson's Brexit Battlebus

What was the Thunderbird charge card for saving the world?

 

Catch Up Roadtrip 2 [2017] : Boston

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A Small Corner Of Night Life

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Christian Science Mother Church
Christian Science – God made the big bang with his Junior Scientist Christmas Gift Set? What is a Christian Science vs someone else Science? how did they get their own Science? A confusing wonder this has turned out to be
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Segways? – Came into being to be the thing you cant fall off until G.Bush Jnr found his purpose & disproved such talk

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Catch Up Roadtrip 2 [2017] : Boston, A Place With A New York In The Way – Circumventing

Route Map Washington DC to Boston
Circumvent New York Congestion and US propensity to drop a toll on not rare or particularly predictable occasions

Driving In the USA

Big American Flag Driving In the USA
Oh yes – thats right, its not Lincolnshire, i knew that i think but in a, this is very autumnal for Thailand sort of way

Dillsburg Tobacco Outlet

Boston Underground
Boston Underground – Recapturing The Spirit of US Public Transport, not like that there Washington DC, all plush with its clean surfaces and unexposed electric cabling
Boston Underground Looking Good
A Hatch – For Heroic Doings When Alan Rickman takes over the underground station with menaces

Boston Subway Station

Boston Subway Train
Its more a subterranean tram – least it looks like a tram, in a dystopian future where this was once the outside but had long since been buried and built upon, safety while Arnold nips of to Mars

Night Skyline Boston USA

Al Dente Boston USA
Good Portions and Italian – Italian Food

Quote [79] – Historic WWII – Optimisms Loss Of Clarity

Labour’s policy of socialism and peace was a whole which could not be divided into unconnected compartments. ‘You cannot have one policy for foreign affairs and run a policy at home on entirely different principles,’ I said ‘I want us to devote ourselves to making people realise that if they want peace they must have social justice at home’. Connection – Domstic &

International policy

As It Happened – C R Attlee

 

 

 

On President Benes:

“He always seemed to me to be too optimistic and too ready to think his diplomatic skills would get his country through all the dangers which faced it, but he was a good democrat and a good European”

International policy / War As It Happened – C R Attlee
“The threat from the Nazis was already developing, but Benes, as always, displayed great optimism.  He always seemed to me in his dealings both with the Germans and later with the Russians to put far too much confidence in his own cleverness.  He did not seem to realise how long a spoon was needed to sup with the devil.”

 

“No doubt it had many failings, but it was the best Government Spain had had for many years.  We recognised at once that General Franco’s movement  was part of the conspiracy against democracy and most liberals and some Conservatives agreed with us, but, on the whole, the Conservative Party tended to regard Franco as a saviour of society.  In this way they ran true to form, for  hundred years previously they were supporting Don Carlos against the constitutional Government of Queen Christina.” International policy / War As It Happened – C R Attlee
“I also inspected the British contingent of the International Brigade; this was an impressive scene in a Spanish village by torchlight.  The Brigade had saved the Republican cause in Spain.  Serving in its ranks were men of diverse views, but animated with courage, self-sacrifice and devotion, united in the fight for freedom.  It was tragic that all the time the Communists were intriguing and seeking to divert the contest into battle for Communism.

 

“…Whatever arms are required, they must be for League policy and the fist condition for any assent to more arms is that the Government shall be following a League policy … I say most emphatically, speaking on behalf of this party, that we shall never agree to piling up armaments and following a policy either of imperialism or of alliances, but only collective security through the League.”

“I told the house that in my opinion the Government had ‘destroyed the League of Nations as an effective instrument of peace … None of the small States of Europe are going to trust any more in collective security under the League if they know that the League will not stand by them.”

International policy / War As It Happened – C R Attlee

 

When Anthony  Eden and lord Cranborne resigned from the Chamberlain Government early in 1938, as a protest against the Prime Minister’s decision to open conversations with Mussolini whilst Italy was carrying on intervention in Spain and anti-British propaganda, I told the House that the policy of the Government was ‘an abject surrender to the dictators’ and that ‘the government, instead of trying to deal with the causes of war, had always been trying in a feeble way to play off one dictator against another.   That’ is a policy which sooner or later leads to war.’ International policy / War

 

 

As It Happened – C R Attlee

 

 

Catch Up Roadtrip 2 [2017] : Canada & USA – Washington DC

Capital Hill Building Night Washington DCLights On Capital Hill Building Washington DC

Washington DC The White HouseEisenhower Executive Office Building

United States Air Force Memorial Washington DCHelicopter Washington DCPentagon Washington DCPentagon Memorial SignPentagon 9/11 memorial garden

9/11 Heros Memorial Highway Sign
Who does it serve – to go out of your way to define the unwilling victims of someone else’s act not as Victims – The Lost – The Dead – As Heros – Heroism can not be bequeathed by someone else’s horrendous choices, it is not achieved in death regardless how pointless, violent or shocking its nature might be..  Its no heroic to die – heroism comes by the nature of your own choices, most of these poor people and their families will not have made such a choice.  They are dead – the unwilling dead and no highway will help redress this.

Bridge Washington DCyellow fauna autumn leafs Washington DCLincoln Memorial Washington DCLincoln Statue Memorial Washington DCDe-evolution of US Presidents CartoonWashington DC Monumentlincoln memorial and lake Washington DCCircular Fountain Washington DC0224

Washington MemorialTree Autumn Washington DCThe White House Washington DCChilli in bread bowl Washington DCChina Town Washington DCEisenhower Executive Office Building

The Front Page Bar Washington DC
Decent Bar – Good Happy Hour

Washington DC Subway

Washington DC was probably one of the two most interesting places visited on this trip. Unlike other US cities it has a clean and well maintained public transport system and a size that is both manageable to explore but also large enough to warrant exploring.  The impressive building make for obvious landmarks, while the night life seemed more vivid and available.

Its not New York City – but Washington DC is definitely worth a visit and had more than enough to keep a tourist engaged for a good few days.

Trump Putin Gallery Cartoon

 

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