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After the Test

Ghost Whistler / August 13, 2019 at 9:53 AM 98 views

Why is keeping a blog so difficult? When you find doing things difficult then doing a thing is difficult. Procrastination is temptation. It is no solution. Filling in the ESA50 is a lot like this. I can do it, but I sure…

A very British Armageddon, Day 1

Ghost Whistler / May 28, 2019 at 10:40 AM 143 views

My last post was over two months ago. This is pathetic.I actually find it genuinely difficult doing this, which isn't a good look for someone who wants to do this and thinks he's good at writing. But that's the nature…

Strike Three?

Ghost Whistler / March 14, 2019 at 7:09 PM 222 views

Where to begin: it's amazing how nothing happening can produce such tension and thought.So yesterday I was supposed to have a home visit from the WCA people - supposed to, guess what didn't happen.This would have been their third attempt…

Brown Letter Day

Ghost Whistler / March 1, 2019 at 1:39 PM 196 views

Is there any other shade of envelope? Is there any shade more terrifying?Yes, it's that time again.You just know. You see the envelope and there is some barely perceptible quality your senses latch on to with predator-like accuracy. The summons…

I Hate The Cold!

Ghost Whistler / February 3, 2019 at 10:31 AM 234 views

I can't get on with this time of year. There's no getting away from it. The freezing temperatures are only a part of it. There is something that sinks during winter and for three months you feel like drowning. I…

Cold Days

Ghost Whistler / October 30, 2018 at 7:50 PM 295 views

And so it is winter again. A bit unexpectedly early, but then our climate is in meltdown so who knows what it will be like over the coming months.As the world turns colder (or at least the northern hemisphere), it…

So That Just Happened

Ghost Whistler / November 16, 2017 at 12:28 PM 486 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…

The Fucking Cosh

Ghost Whistler / October 26, 2017 at 9:31 AM 370 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…

Magical Thinking

Ghost Whistler / December 6, 2016 at 11:53 AM 627 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 803 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 1,160 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 773 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 767 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 605 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 613 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 964 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 560 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…

Still Going

Ghost Whistler / June 16, 2016 at 2:54 PM 638 views

I started this blog thinking I could do something useful, provide some decent citizen journalism, or at the very least offer something credible for, at the risk of stroking my own ego, posterity. But in truth I have found it…