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So That, Too, Just Happened

Ghost Whistler / November 24, 2017 at 5:00 PM 21 views

And so another DWP letter comes through. Again, I knew it as soon as I saw it from across the floor. I just fucking knew.So they've given me another appointment, this time a week before Xmas - because nothing says…

So That Just Happened

Ghost Whistler / November 16, 2017 at 12:28 PM 85 views

Or didn't.Woke up stressed because I was supposed to be haveing my WCA today.Yes, you heard that right. Supposed.So what actually happened: turned up at quarter past nine for a 9:25am appointment. During the subsequent 35 minute wait (because they…

Into the Mirror

Ghost Whistler / November 15, 2017 at 10:23 AM 83 views

So tomorrow morning is my WCA. Needless to say I am not looking forward to it, and that would be an understatement. It's currently sitting in my mind, refusing to leave, cooking up a stultifying negativity. That's the thing with…

That Word That Begins With S

Ghost Whistler / November 13, 2017 at 1:41 PM 100 views

This isn't an easy topic, and so given the nature I'm giving a trigger warning for discussing suicide. It is not my intention to make people uncomfortable, god knows there's enough of that in the world already; but I'm not one…

No More

Ghost Whistler / November 12, 2017 at 10:51 AM 111 views

Today on the TV you can watch a live performance around the Cenotaph, because it's that time of the year. You will watch, as if it were spectacle, the current elderly representative of a monarchy hopelessly entwined with the fascists…

The Frame (edited)

Ghost Whistler / November 10, 2017 at 2:31 PM 128 views

I spent much of the other day refreshing the stupid news sites in the hope that a pro-torture, pro-murder politician had been sacked by a useless PM. Said politician also went on record calling the British workforce, by default the…

After the Trust Has Gone

Ghost Whistler / November 6, 2017 at 2:54 PM 97 views

I feel I should play something sickly-sweet by Peter Cetera to underline so melodramatic a title.Maybe not, I don't think my psyche could cope with that level of schmaltz.Why has the trust gone?It's about a relationship with the people who…

Journey to Jabba’s Palace

Ghost Whistler / October 31, 2017 at 1:51 PM 54 views

Sometimes I think living in the Star Wars universe would be more appealing than this shitty old world; despite the prevalence of death stars.So today is the day. I knew it as soon as I saw the postman hand me…

The Fucking Cosh

Ghost Whistler / October 26, 2017 at 9:31 AM 38 views

This is the fucking cosh.Over our heads, for the sake of some dosh...What agitates me the most: the thought of losing my income and having to go to the local foodbank. I would starve. I can't eat that kind of…

Universal Chaos

Ghost Whistler / October 25, 2017 at 10:43 AM 32 views

You sometimes think it can't get any worse.Universal Credit proves you wrong.What more evidence is required to show, clearly, that we are not governed. We are oppressed.This is beyond hypocrisy. This transcends incompetence. This is ideology.Way back when IDS was…

Magical Thinking

Ghost Whistler / December 6, 2016 at 11:53 AM 244 views

Well that's that for pursuing a diagnosis for Aspergers or anything remotely similar.I contacted the Patient Advisory Liaison Service (PALS) to try and sort this out after being lied to by the clinician regarding referring me to the ADD (Attention…

Trump The Election System

Ghost Whistler / November 16, 2016 at 11:13 AM 491 views

Well that just happened.Representative democracy wins out again: despite Clinton getting the popular vote (by a margin of less than 1%), straw-haired bigoted hate sausage and professional misogynist Donald Trump now has his fat fingers firmly planted (from January) on…

What the Hell is Success, Mr Green?

Ghost Whistler / November 8, 2016 at 11:06 AM 597 views

A cap on total benefits received by a family that has already driven people into (or further into) poverty is hailed as a success by the man now committing to a further reduction in that cap. This is reality: the…

First the Worst (nothing changes for the poor)

Ghost Whistler / November 6, 2016 at 10:33 AM 379 views

This is a picture perfect example of everything wrong with our society and how the least affluent are treated. It involves a certain public transport provider with a piss poor reputation, everyone knows of whom I speak, but let's call…

Another Damian, Another Dollar

Ghost Whistler / October 31, 2016 at 3:48 PM 324 views

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/oct/31/sitting-at-home-on-sickness-benefits-is-bad-for-health-damian-greenHere we go again. Another Tory minister, another proclamation to the Daily Mail reading peanut gallery, reassuring them that it's the same approach. Don't worry, we'll make sure we continue to harass and hassle the least among us so that…

The Peacock Festival

Ghost Whistler / September 25, 2016 at 12:05 PM 292 views

The internet is in so many ways a wonderful resource. Social media likewise offers a truly democratic (advertising notwithstanding) platform for people to be heard. But neither are perfect nor are they free from all the shit humans carry with…

The Measure of a Life

Ghost Whistler / August 24, 2016 at 11:48 AM 334 views

In truth, there is no future.I should have lived a life markedly different and better than how things worked out, and I feel judged everywhere I turn. I feel as if I have to apologise for that life. For not…

How I Survived the Cameron Years…

Ghost Whistler / July 23, 2016 at 9:39 AM 611 views

That was the subtitle I chose for this collection of thought vomiting I laughably call a blog. It appears to now be complete, since the Cameron years are - almost - over. His arrogance has cost him his job as…

How I Survived the Cameron Years…

Ghost Whistler / July 23, 2016 at 9:39 AM 212 views

That was the subtitle I chose for this collection of thought vomiting I laughably call a blog. It appears to now be complete, since the Cameron years are - almost - over. His arrogance has cost him his job as…