Economy

Right now Zimbabwe and many African countries alike have the resources let alone Gold to make everyone a millionaire. However if everyone is a millionaire there will be no lack hence no economy in the nation which is equally as bad as poverty in a country. I know this is messing with your head right now. The word Economy is derived from the Greek word oikonomia which refers to the management of house needs-to make sure that nothing is lacking. If all the people in a nation become rich there would have no need to work hard to earn a living. For instance in Dubai and other Arabic countries alike, by and large all the Arabs citizens are rich or comfortable hence they depend so much on foreign labour from poor nations. Without that they would be in serious trouble. Now I hope you get were I’m coming from. In conclusion for the development of a thriving economy there has to be a certain degree of lacking in a Nation. Difference is what makes a nation. Get it?

Neocolonialism

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All those countries who fought against western colonisation must also be wary about China and neocolonialism not seeing them as their new friend. It could be said that China is now the fastest growing economy barring the covid setback due in part to Neocolonialism- most African countries are now mandarinalised. Mandarin will soon replace English as the first language of many countries more so in Africa and the Yen will replace the US dollar as the world dominant reserve currency. Like all colonisers China tell lies so that you rely on them. Failure to pay the debts results in seizure of sizeable land even the whole country.

Black & White Taxi 375: Leeds

On Saturday 3rd of December I left the club at 12:30 am. I had had a ball time and I was ready to go to bed. Straightaway I dashed to the train station, the only place which guarantees taxis which take card payment. While in the front of the queue I turned off my wheelchair. The rightful taxi- a wheelchair accessible taxi pulled up and I turned on my new wheelchair to no avail. The monitor constantly displayed the “pm m1 brake error 1505 error”. I was bewildered and my brain was all over the place, trying to start the chair was a puzzling endeavour. This can’t be happening, the chair is fairly new I thought to myself. When I checked my time, it was around 1am.

Many taxis came and went while I was still stuck in front of the queue, however I was no longer dealing with the ordeal alone. One strong Romanian guy was volunteering to go with me to my place and help push me into the house, he suggested this after someone had coined a daft inconsiderate idea to help lift my chair into the taxi and let the driver take me home without help from the other side. Also there was a couple standing by me, the wife was refusing to go home until I get help. She was trying to call the corps (police) to see if they can do something to help. At first they told her that they can’t do nothing as they were too busy, that’s when tears started streaming down her cheeks ruining her nicely done makeup. So emotional she was and genuinely wanted to help however the husband kept on reminding people that he was only waiting because of his wife.

Many kept on asking me if I know someone I could call. Of course I know plenty but what if I was in a foreign country, I thought to myself recalling my independent wheelchair experiences from 2015- 2019. I went through worse experiences but regardless of how far I was from home I unstuck myself free of many sticky situations. I was constantly reminded that there is God if I ever needed a reason.

Two corps finally arrived, one male and the other was a female with striking beauty. One bloke in the queue couldn’t hold back his natural man and tried to charm her panties off, very inappropriate I thought given what I was going through. However from a different perspective it could be said that there is never an inappropriate time to express how you feel about someone, an opportunity comes to pass and might never arise again.

Meanwhile the male corp was trying to restore order because many in the queue where becoming frustrated and agitated. With no authority people live lawlessly like animals, with no civic order.

After he restored some order he then walked back to where I was and asked how he could put my chair into a manual mode. As I was thinking about it and how to show him, he said I have figured it out, while he was kneeling at the rear of my chair. Consequently he pushed my wheelchair to the other side of the road where a black and white Sharan taxi was parked. It proved problematic to access it, the ramp dropping down from the side was a bit steep, and that required a monumental effort. It was an insurmountable task for the corp, instead of offering the corp the help to push me up the ramp many started murmuring then I overheard a gentleman telling the corp to ban me from queueing for taxis at the train station citing that I had been a nuisance to many on several occasions.

I found his remarks not only vitriolic but also toxic and diabolic, I had never been a nuisance to anyone far from it people like me and respect me. When I looked back I recognised his face. He is the senior taxi driver of the Leeds Local Authority Taxis dubbed the ‘Black and White’ taxis. I recalled having some issues with him around 2006, after he struggled to figure out how to clamp my old wheelchair in his taxi. Afterwards he red listed me and ordered all the Black and White taxis to refrain from picking me up.

He drives taxi number 375, he really doesn’t like me. Well no matter how many and no matter how well you get along with many there is always a few who harbour ill will.

Anyhow it was freezing cold and it had been more than two hours waiting at the train station. The ramp for the Sharan was too steep so decided to use a Peugeot rear loader, the ramp comes out from the back and it was less inclined. The agreed plan was for the corps to follow the taxi and help me to access my house.

Serendipitously and miraculously, half way home I turned on the chair and it was working again. I then got home and waited for the corps following me to arrive. When they arrived I made sure that they were not planning on banning me from using taxis or imposing any restrictions alike as the driver of the taxi 375 had suggested. They told me not to worry about it as the guy was spewing vitriolic crap, not in those words as such but you get the gist.

If any of my fellow permobil users ever see “pm m1 brake error 1505 error” on their monitors. Try putting your chair into manual mode for a few minutes and put it again in electric mode and everything should work again.

Hard work, Integrity and Sincerity: Key to success.

For me, Well-Being is the ultimate success in life. A person who reaches a state of being comfortable; healthy and happy in life has a wholesome life.

Hard-work

An informal miner who worked hard to dig for gold, before he died of exhaustion he asked to be buried with his treasure. Source: Africa

It has been said over and over that hard-work and perseverance is key to success. However not everyone that works hard and perseveres is successful, depending how people measure success.

“Everybody wants to be famous, but nobody wants to do the work. I live by that. You grind hard so that you can play hard. At the end of the day, you will put all the work in, and eventually, it will pay off. It could be in a year, it could be in 30 years. Eventually, your hard work will pay off.”- Kevin Hart

Integrity

Hard work alone without smartness and strategy is futile, for instance, some work very hard but shockingly achieve little. Work with others, be reliable and trustworthy respecting yourself and others around you. Trust is the mainstay of any relationship. To unfailingly achieve the desirable goals, one requires consistency of actions; principles or standards including openness; methods; measures (be patient and flexible when you encounter unexpected obstacles); expectations and outcomes. Taking responsibility and accountability of the actions wether good or bad. Express gratitude when others help you. Help others if you can, without compromising your health.

Sincerity

Have genuine honesty in whatever you do. Listen to your heart, connect with your inner feelings; thoughts; desires paying closer attention to your beliefs then act accordingly. Sincerity is vital in any organisation it helps in building trust among the organization as well as the employees. Making fruitful relationships in the workplace is one of the significant parts of work life.

What are they building in Saudi Arabia? The Line NEOM: Vision 2030

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A YouTube video depicting a sci-fi like city

First and foremost, weather it sounds over ambitious and ridiculous but the Arabs are renowned building remarkable buildings turning deserts into desirable places to live. Turning a wilderness into a living wild. Thanks to their oil wealth however it is important to diversify the sources of income similar to what Dubai has done, turning a desert into a vibrant livable place which attracts not only the tourist but also some foreign investment.

⁃ Saudi Arabia unveiled designs for its ambitious urban project. The concept of new futuristic cities is not new at all. Initially launched in 2017

⁃ it plans to build this linear glass walled city, a hydrocarbon-free economic zone

⁃ It’s not the first time it has been proposed to build something like this, in 1956 AMerican Architects Miles Graves and Peter Enzyman came up with a similar idea, to create a linear city between Boston and Washington. However turning these ideas to reality will be a remarkable achievement for Saudi Arabia and the kingdom.

– Back in the day there were some radical Architects like Le Corbusier. Whose Radiant City concept was criticized for lack of human scale and lack of connection to the surroundings. The criticisms seems harsh however it’s better to coin a rubbish idea, it could spark the development of better concepts.

Criticisms

⁃ First and foremost how is the city going to manage some polluting activities like waste management in order to maintain the zero carbon environment.

Economic Challenges

⁃ this is an over ambitious project, before the COVID-19 pandemic the overall costs was projected to be $500 billion, the project might not even be finished by 2050 as a result the costs will astronomically go up. That said the entire project is predicted to cost 1 trillion.

⁃ It’s not the first time it has been proposed to build something like this, in 1956 AMerican Architects Miles Graves and Peter Enzyman came up with a similar idea, to create a linear city between Boston and Washington. However turning these ideas to reality will be a remarkable achievement for Saudi Arabia and the kingdom.

Technological challenges

⁃ Technology is susceptible to changes and evolution over time.

⁃ The biggest technical problem that Saudi Arabia could face is said to be the reliance on foreign skilled workers.

Headfirst Thrills on Wheels Rap.

I fly I feel the rush adrenaline kicking in my veins

If I stay home loneliness is my only friend

I fall in the showers, look around me there is no buzzer I shout no one can hear

I put my shoulder to the will, I drag along

I try so hard, blood sweat and tears I drag myself out of the mess

Keep on fighting I tell myself never give in never give up.

You can achieve when you believe and eventually I rise up

How I managed to get up I will never know

It proves there is a God if you need a reason.

Truthfully I wanna live like a prophet Irónically i stumble and struggle

With God on your side everything is a doddle don’t dawdle

If I stumble I keep humble and keep rumblin’ first bow down to the deity a being greater than you and everything else x2

Get out of the way get out of the way punk otherwise you will get trumped but

I ain’t no killer like Gina Miller I stand for justice

Elder Rex is comin through wearing the Amour of God from the fiery darts

As I leap into the unknown i shall fear no man but God, the God of Abraham Isaac and Jacob.

The God of LMN Lihi Moroni Nephi in alphabetical order

No weapon before me shall prosper Accident killers you never killed on purpose

You is a keyboard gangster like Trump punk you get trumped I ain’t no monkey’s uncle.

I always keep ma mind on the WOW, (Word of Wisdom)

If I stumble I keep humble and keep rumblin’ first bow down to the deity a being greater than you and everything else x2

I have come to show off when the show is on I always show up to a show down

Undefined and undefiled, unruly and orderly an oxymoron. bitter sweet at the very same time.

But don’t dont get it misconstrued im no wolf in a sheep skin Im straight Edge

I always keep ma mind on the GL, (Gospel Library)

My platitudes, attitude and latitude got me living lonely wandering like a loner

Don’t delete dilate, dilate don’t annihilate

Through the rain & pain always paint a positive portrait

Never give up keep your head up, your chin up and stiffen up your upper lip.

Learn to cheer don’t smear, prevail amid travails

Unlawful aweful

Baleful, baneful, frateful

Obstreperous, rapacious, tumultuous

Raucous, rebellious causing uproar in the upper row thats what I’m about

Happy Easter

I want me an Easter egg, cooked good

On Good Friday, with a hot cross bun hung from the

Kitchen ceiling, ready to feed the needy.

On Good Friday, the Lord cleansed & rinsed away our sins.

In March I learnt of the fasting of Lent,

Eating the simnel cake, a tasty treat topped with eleven symbolic marzipan balls,

Representing 11 disciples with balls.

Long Covid

Long time coming, it has been

Long covid, I had, in March

Longer than the summer days, with covid

Loneliness is the only longtime friend u need

Longing for food, my taste is long gone

Long laborious chewing is how I spend my

Long days, testing negative but the effects Lingers on.

Happy birthday to the National Health Service

Born in 1948 you cared for many and you are the reason many are still breathing including me. I would have died or worse without you. You support many families poor/ rich, directly and indirectly for you are the biggest employer in the UK. You are the heart beat of the economy, health is wealth. Better yet the healthier the society the stronger the workforce. Happy 73rd birthday #nhs.