I Will Go Down With This Ship By Misti

Shooting across the water bouncing upon choppy seas with speedboat fully fired and fighting any restraint. This is what a Sunday afternoon is all about for me, if not that then maybe a mountain adventure.  And no I’m not brave for I will be the one you see quaking in her boots.  My father used to say that I’d been dropped on my head at birth, always the one to climb to the top of a tree then inevitably needing rescuing!  Which brings me back to my campaign you don’t have to be a dare-devil to require the assistance of our coastguards anything from beach trips to a drive across the moors can instigate a crisis whereby you will rely on their expertise…

Devotion to their career has gone above and beyond with our Coastguards.  Losing their beloved jobs, homes and for some facing illness has not deterred them from fighting with every last breath the imminent station closures inflicted by our government.  Unfair and outright criminal, Britain depends upon its Coastguards and all statistics point to this yet they are still to be replaced with Call-Centres.  That heroic structure and vital local knowledge set to be lost forever…

We have tirelessly campaigned, desperate to reach out to our nation and awaken them to this plight.  Tragically, lives are set to be lost with each station that closes, yet for all this the petition at http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/4403 remains desperately in need of names…

Lately I find myself pondering on what at times appears to be a losing battle.  For armchair viewing has become a precedent over the opportunity of saving ones lives.  Sadly as a nation we will all sit down and watch X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent and The Voice, we will reach for the phone and vote for our favourite acts.  Yet, to click the epetitions link and add a name doesn’t offer the same excitement!  Well point taken, maybe not excitement but a right to live and not just for you but those around you…

To date no-one knows Misti, who I am, what I am but regardless of this I’ve met some truly inspirational people including the one intuitive soul who saw through my feisty act and first launched me on my Coastguardsos mission.  I was welcomed by the SOS crew who were instantly there for me and without knowing even rescued me.

I have been asked on many occasion what will I do once the coastguard campaign is over… Well quite simply if I cannot encourage you to stand and fight for your right to your Coastguards, I will go down with this ship and Misti Mischief and her coastguards will be no more…

What more can I say to make you click http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/4403 and write your name.  Coastguards save lives!!!

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Coastguards Cast Out To Sea by Misti

Drowning in Despair

Having been brought up in a Welsh mining community and with military links, I was inherently lucky to be instilled with a fighting spirit and a desire to seek unity for a cause.  There is nothing greater than those who stand together, yet unlike our forefathers we are beginning to shy away from that existence and close our door to the tragedies set to befall us…

The sad truth is that as broken Britain sinks further into despair its Governments  continue to yield their mighty sword.  A once proud nation faces the dilemma of its history being erased with every cruel swipe!  Our Coastguards, long since established as unsung heroes are fresh to the firing line facing up to 50% station closures. Of course once the sword falls there is little doubt that this wound will grow deeper.  Coastguards offer an intrinsic knowledge, a deep-rooted understanding of both land and sea and critically this is further enforced with their aptitude for assessing climate and structural traits…

Without a doubt HM Coastguard Service is considered to be  a world leader of Maritime Search and Rescue.  Why then would our government choose to cripple the very structure that they should proclaim as the Pride of Britain?  No-one would slate their dedication in moving with the times, in providing a service that will evolve with the needs of its people and its nation.  Yet ‘Act in haste, repent at leisure!’ is clearly an issue here,. for no logic minded person would consider the replacement of Coastguard Stations with centralised call-centres, it quite simply spells tragedy!

Britain has thrived and has proved a dominant force throughout the ages due to its strength of unity built from pride of its heritage.  Yet now its weakness is evident for all onlookers to see.  Its silence speaks volumes, with its people seen as tired and segregated.  Our once thriving industries have been discarded one by one whilst our governments endorse the funding of foreign investment.  The new work culture being promoted is that of the modern-day call-centres  with robot like trained telephonists performing the job once expected of a professional.  Reading structured scripts from PC screens is seen as the way forward.  Yet nowhere within that role is there the confidence, knowledge, education or devoted skill that belonged to its predecessor.

Quite simply, in times of crisis we look to our Coastguards as Gods, who move heaven and earth to implement a rescue plan.  They will do so in a timely and safe fashion, fully aware of any hazards be they climate or land based.  And with an ever-growing population, environmental erosion and pleasure sports, incidents requiring their expertise are ever-increasing.  Time and time again it has been proven that by removing the vital entities at the core of every great force it leaves them open to failure, not only that but once that vital local knowledge and pride is lost it can never be regained.

As an island it makes no sense to crucify those that truly understand its mechanisms.  HM Coastguards are decision makers of the highest calibre, assessing disasters and implementing rescue plans.  It is extreme naivety to consider that such skills can be born out in a centralised system.  As with the NHS, this has been tried and tested and failure sent it reeling backwards at a great cost and deep embarrassment.  Sadly this was not a lesson learned as yet again centralised Fire Control Call-Centres were set up and doomed to fail….

Modern Day Britain has grown a culture lacking in discipline and bereft of pride.  It seems no-one is truly accountable for their destructive actions, not even our government.  So listen up, Lesson One in the Misti handbook of life; The best computer in the world is the human brain, so quit relying solely on artificial intelligence and nurture the source that makes Britain great and the envy of others.  A united force will stand together and overcome all obstacles in their path, computers on the other hand will simply crash and leave you red-faced!

*One minute of your time, for a lifetime of their protection! Please add your name @ http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/4403 before its too late…

Learn From Your Mistakes By Misti

LEAD BY EXAMPLE

So after a weekend of Jubilicious splendor we can all go back to being casualties of the recession, or at least those of us whose pockets have been stapled shut by the government.  I applaud our royal family whose stature allows us to hold on to the little that is left of our heritage.  Lets be honest if the Tories had the option of selling Her Royal Highness down the river, they’d have done so all singing and dancing and counting the profit like Scrooge before he was visited by the ghosts of Christmas Past.

Sadly once the current parliamentary reign is over, so to will be the glory days of Great Britain!  Broken down and sold off to benefit???  Hmm, lets just ponder that a while…

There is no doubt that the only time our NHS was great was in the days of Matrons and British pride, before previous governments allocated vast amounts of the NHS Budget on ‘vital’ management teams and computer systems that, let’s be honest have never been a) efficient or b) saved lives.  Gone are the days where nurses were paid to care for their patients, a job that incidentally they were devoted to, and instead they were re-educated to understand that statistics came first and if patients soiled their beds, went without food or indeed died, then they too became a simple equation of the modern-day functions of nursing!  So to dispel the silly notion that we the British public have of our failing health system at the hands of government they have come up with an ingenious plan, start selling it off!  That way, they can no longer be held to account for its demise.  And of course to make the recourse of the outcry worthwhile (namely lack of votes in the next election) there will be a pretty penny amassed, which can be invested in…  Wait a minute, is there anything left in the UK that holds investment potential?  Simplistic answer: Nothing British but then whoopee!  We so love to give away copious amounts of money to entice foreign investors, who quickly swallow it up before buggering off back to where they came from with a hasty ‘Thankyou Britain’ salute in our direction.

Our military forces are the pride and power of Britain, yet in each war they have gone without the simplest of equipment like boots or rations or the most crucial fundamentals of any battle namely weaponry, armoured vehicles, vessels and air defence.  Oh and lets not forget, war or no war the minute the Government needs to cap spending, loyalty to those who lay down their lives for this great country is thrown out of the window and cuts become necessary to moving Britain forward economically…

So we have been visited by the ghost of NHS past and Military Forces past, who next?  Well if you name them out loud and they hadn’t been for the firing line before this article they will be after.  You see there is so very little original structure left in Britain to be disposed of.  The Police force is to be decapitated and replaced by gangs of security antagonists.  I use that term because love or loathe our Police Force their actions are regulated by governing bodies, set-up to protect Joe Public as much as to ensure its smooth and efficient running.  The new ‘Security Antagonists’ will have free rein and of course lack the necessary education or guidance.  They will be put straight into a uniform and become suddenly embodied with a head-swelling injection of power.  Beware you Brits, with the new age Terminators pounding the beat you may well become a casualty of that pounding too!

There are so many casualties of our evolving country that I cannot mention them all, needless to say Her Majesties Royal Mail Service is yet another that has unsurprisingly been run into the ground so much so that we all moan its failings, not realising this indeed was the intention of those enjoying political status.  They will placate us with usherings of needing a more efficient and cost-effective service and we will nod and go on our way as yet another piece of Britain slips away…

Life too is expendable, you only have to think back to the NHS cuts to see that.  Yet one cause that I have personally been swept along with is that of our unsung Search and Rescue Heroes, namely our Coastguards.  A term that is at the forefront of my mind is ‘If it aint broke, don’t fix it!’  Listen up government because in exchanging our Coastguard Stations for call-centres you are not only endorsing an increased risk to life but stripping us bare of knowledge, tradition and again pride.  Time is of the essence when implementing a search and rescue mission, seconds count!   There is no way your manufactured phone monkeys can live up to such a challenging position.  And be warned with the first death born out of call-centre failings it will be your door the blame will firmly land at!

Learn from your mistakes.  Need I mention the call-centres that have and are failing in all areas of British industry.  Or the contracted external agencies employed to assess the Sick and Disabled, resulting not only in added suffering of the people we are supposed to take care of but deaths too.  Moving forward is necessary, but invest in what makes our country great instead of tearing it apart and leaving it wide open to corruption and failure.

Oh and a quiet word from a silly blonde with no aspirations as a politician or with any of that vital ground reinforced knowledge and education that enforces political standing.  To keep Britain great first remember:

a)  We are human beings who thrive and depend upon emotional and knowledgeable contact particularly in times of urgency and crisis.

b)  Advances in the effectiveness of our forces and services are not only to be made by looking forwards but more importantly looking back to when it functioned smoothly, effectively and proudly…

There is need to nurture the heart of a country so that it remains healthy.  Britain has always been renowned for its patriotism and pride in its vast heritage, yet increasingly this is being stripped away leaving its people with growing unrest, fueling a need to seek revenge in one form or another be it criminal or racist.  These feelings were not grown by the people but fed by political failings and to run a country that will stand united and proud means its government should perhaps lead by example.

And finally our gracious Queen who looked out no doubt with a tear of pride in her eye, at the British people amassed to celebrate her 60 year reign.  Shouts of devotion and pride resonated from crowds drenched in rain and chilled to the bone.  Yet  adoration of their Monarchy allowed them to withstand the punishing climate with joyous smiles as they delighted her Highness with jubilant song.  Celebrations now over, listen closely to an almost silent and despondent voice pleading for help in saving the good ship Britannia (Britain).  Tragically, we are faced with the same fate as the Titanic, our iron-cast formation tearing and sinking beneath the waves.  We too have hit an ice-berg and again the hard-working lower classes, who incidentally built this great structure, are stoking up the boilers in a last bid attempt at saving our mighty ship and providing extra time for the bankers and higher classes to abandon ship with their riches.  We look on whilst slowly drowning in icy waters as yet again the only winners are the wealthy and most notably the bankers…