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Europe? Climate Change? Don’t forget to fuss the dog!

Europe? Get a dog!

Cottingham.tv urges more people in public office to own dogs!

Dogs can teach their owners quite a bit about basic human behaviour and empathy.

Our democratic system is after all based on localism, not globalism!

If you live locally, then you feel it is your right to obtain fair employment opportunities locally too – especially if you are white, UK-born, male and working-class!

Following on from the tragic killing of local MP Joe Cox, from West Yorkshire: however far-sighted and global your thoughts relating to politics are, local people and their interests need to be prioritized and supported too!

You may have heard of politicians kissing babies – a kind of ‘mother-fussing’ if you get the drift, but dog owners know about having empathy with their canine companions, and many also likely  own guns –  especially in America. In fact one can go further and state that guns and dogs go had-in-hand and wo-betide the politician who neglects this basic friending technique! If you don’t want your new baby to be attacked by your jealous yet most favourite canine companion, just remember to fuss the dog!

Understanding the building blocks of basic human psychology through dog-owning

Building empathy surely means adopting the politics of building rapport and localism with your electorate on an individual basis?

Paws for thought

Political Empathy-building with the Electorate

Cottingham.tv’s editorial is also under pressure to forget the big global stories and bring reporting  back down to a local level! Do you have a story to tell?

Politicians neglect this at your peril: people have basic human rights to work, self-respect and ownership of and within their local environment.

If you understand animals, you may just have a chance of understanding Human Beings too, at least in the minds-eye of many members of the National Rifle Association – although some may disagree!

It would be a sorry situation indeed if dog-owning was outlawed by red tape and criminal liability for damages – we would then be completely freed to ‘lose the leash’ (lose the plot) with empathy and localism altogether! Declare it null and void: ignore it as an uncomfortable truth!

Last night, the BBC broadcast two most interesting programmes on American Life: firstly the US President emphasising the reality of Climate Change visiting National Parks over the weekend and secondly coverage of life and inequality for poor Blacks living in Missouri. To win hearts and minds, you need to think local too!

For all your local dog requirements in Cottingham: –

Julie Thornhill, Cottingham Thursday Market

 

Nick

Humber flood defences are nearing completion at Kilnsea

Kilnesa Flood Defences

Could they have been a foot or two higher, without spoiling the view?

Back in the village, the height is however maintained to prevent flooding of the lower levels which caused the village and fields to become heavily flooded and cut-off the previous year by the storm surges.

In behind the wall, there are also substantial rock defences (not shown in the photo). They are like a smaller version of Withernsea’s coastal flood defences which provide protection from pounding waves in high onshore winds

 

Nick

Europe 2.0

Town and Council Elections

Cottingham North: Councillors Ros Jump and Geraldine Matthiessen re-elected!

Cottingham North

Bucking the overwhelming trend at both the regional and national levels to vote Conservative (hence the ‘hive mind’ Microsoft logo as proposed by the editor) , independents Ros and Geraldine are re-elected as Independents. As former Conservatives, they made a courageous choice to abandon central party diktats and stand to “put Cottingham first”

Cottingham South

The East Riding returned all Conservative candidates, excepting Independents Ros and Geraldine and Labour in Hessle.

Demonstrating the halo effect of adding your promotions on Cottingham.tv

We have published interviews with Ros and Geraldine (Independents) and Alex Duke and Edward Hart (Labour). Each of those we interviewed said yesterday they did “far better than they expected!”

Labour candidate for Cottingham South Alex Duke and Parliamentary Candidate Edward Hart whom we interviewed previously also improved their votes!

Labour held Hessle (as featured in the video footage),

Nick was delighted to be invited to attend the election count  in Anlaby yesterday (8/5/2015) and he will be uploading video footage over the weekend!

Meeting David Davis at the count to offer congratulations

Whilst being delighted to engage with him and have a rare opportunity to discuss business issues relating to patents and IP infringement briefly when invited, he “Doesn’t do inventions!”

Do you feel let down as an inventor and innovator by governments and financial institutions?

If you have ever struggled with a patented idea and struggled with a business start-up against hostile authorities, we would like to hear from you.

Yes “it does make one feel pretty bloody well pumped-up about it”!

The chicken and egg problem of innovation, finance and patents

Why is East Yorkshire maintained as an ‘Intellectual Property cold spot’?

Did you know that East Yorkshire has long had the lowest number of patent registrations per head of population in the UK! The Government featured my invention for their front cover (check out the link above)!

Let’s hope David Willetts and cabinet colleagues can aim to up their game now in the new regime – or better – shift the blame onto the Liberal Democrats role in the previous regime and make a fresh start in the regions with their non-technical political leaders and sweep away their coterie of jobsworths and special advisors!

 

Answers to Cottingham.tv please

Nick


Who will you vote for next month?

Why do the political parties continue to steal each others credentials and continue to get it wrong?

Editor’s Comment: In our brave new world of coalitions, surely the Greens should be responsible for representing green issues, Lib Dems for fairness and education, Cons for Business and Enterprise, Lab for equality and employment and UKIP and the others .. well for independence and injecting a modicum of oversight and commonsense at least!

Are the ‘arms-length’ Lib Dem solutions including locations for green technologies simply missing the point – or merely passing the buck by aligning themselves with the Conservatives?

With the early mismanagement of government grants for installing domestic solar panel systems in 2011, we ended up with vast solar farms built by large investors stuck far away from consumers in remote fields instead of on rooftops locally! Thus resulted in a lost opportunity stimulate small businesses like builders and roofers and as a consequence and we ended up with more expensive wind farms located far out to sea and a continued lack if investment in tidal and water flow and wasted opportunities! “More walking the walk and less talking the talk there please Ed!”

To their credit, they recognized the problems with coal-fired power stations, retained overseas aid and famine relief but never really get their heads around carbon capture and storage and ended-up burning straw biomass and green timber sourced thousands of miles away from Canada instead, whilst exporting much of our waste to China as our landfill sites became full to capacity! Again to their credit, recycling has taken off and we do by and large sort our rubbish now, but how much really ends up being processed appropriately? Most is simply bundled up and dumped in landfill sites or sent out to sea in ships – hopefully never to be seen or dealt with again..

One can’t help asking who were the real beneficiaries of these policies favouring large business interests.. which leads us on to ..

UKIPs ‘head in the sand’ Problem

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