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Cottingham tv’s Work-out Guide to becoming Healthy, Wealthy and Wise in 2016

You’d better shape-up!

Make these tips your New Year’s Resolution!

Myth-buster #1: you don’t have to be wealthy to grow your wealth!

Just don’t leave your savings in a big 4  bank!

The Art (and the philosophy) of economical living: the longest journey starts with a single first step!

It’s the little and the big things that matter! Look after the pennies.. look after your health! 

We’ll start with becoming wise, as you’ve got to wise up and grasp the nettle and smell the coffee before you can begin to shape up financially – and shape-up health-wise to be able to enjoy the benefits of being in financial shape!

The world is a profoundly unfair place*, with undue rewards placed on those who can manage their finances and undue penalties placed on those who can’t!

With these few basic tips, learn how to become prosperous

learn how to live within modest and humble means!

There is a widespread belief held by Socialists that money doesn’t count, isn’t important – ask their past Chancellors! “I come from a long tradition of politicians”, one of whom recently admitted, “where they can’t and don’t add-up!”

The clock is ticking towards your retirement – act now! Take back control of your finances!

Wise-up and watch your wealth grow!

There is a widely-held belief that living maxed-out in debt is good for you! Don’t be fooled! Cut up those credit cards and stay in credit, not debt!

Make money out of the banks: don’t let the banks make money out of you!

Learn how to live more economically: don’t smoke, don’t drink, don’t shop ‘till you drop on your plastic cards without being able to pay them back in a couple of months, don’t run a brand new car on credit, don’t holiday abroad on credit! Don’t over-indulge yourself on credit!

Marry the right person

– have a pre-nup!

Get your inheritance managed financially before the crunch comes!

The only winners at the end of the day are the banks, the State – and of course the lawyers! #PleaseNotThem

Don’t use the high street banks to hold your savings – they make a fortune out of the poor, the un-wise and the old!

Buy Gold to save long-term, not PEPs!

Posted by admin at June 1, 2015

Category: Economics, Electronic Democracy, Europe, Politics

Please follow link to the presentation:  Hive Mind Financial Ecosystems

Stop Press: 5th. July 2015 Breaking news: Fiona Bruce to host a new TV quiz show called Hive mind!

Europe 2.0: Sometimes  re-invention may be the best form of conflict resolution!

Innovation to solve ice-cream seller wars in 1980s Glasgow

Watching “Comfort and Joy“, screened recently on BBC 2, (1984)

Innovation as a way of averting ice cream seller wars in Glasgow from the 1980’s.

Europe 2.0: Hive Mind Financial Ecosystems:

read on ..

Editor Nick has been working towards electroral reform internationally for several years now

Ich freue mich auf die kommende Konferenz!

 

“4G” Broadband provision to roll out – at last!

Here are the links to broadband including free support for local businesses

The East Riding County Council are preparing for the new revolution in Internet provision

Hull and the East Riding have as urban and rural  provincial northern areas lagged behind the South in broadband provision.

Never mind 4G – we’ve not even got 3G!

Since 2000, “mobile phone black spots” have persisted – and as many will know, rural Internet “3G” access has remained stubbornly abysmal! Black spots are places where no mobile phone reception is available.

3G wireless Internet access as made available on today’s smart phones is not fast enough for broadband, whereas 4G is and forms the new styandard being rolled-out.

One of the problems is the lack of investment. Another is the permanent nature of the old telephone cable  technology and it’s outmoded installation practises

The solution chosen was to erect phone transmitter masts for 4G Wi-Fi connection to households “at the street level” which required digging up old the old copper phone lines.

A chain is only as strong as the weakest link

Unfortunately these old telephone wires were mostly laid unsheathed directly in the ground over 100 years ago and replacing them with underground sheathed fibre-optic cables for Wi-Fi access requires a complete up-ending of all cable routing!

Having tubes and sheathes means the telephone wires and cables can be slotted in and out between broadcast masts located every few hundred metres or so along a street for replacement and extension -without requiring to dig up all the ground including pavements and roads in between!

Has KC held the monopoly on local telecommunications in the region for too long?

Competition improves service provision!

KC’s monopoly (and old technology) extends through much of East Yorkshire as well as Hull. Was a lack of vision to invest in the regions broadband shown by the directors of KC post 1998? Everyone including the Hull Council, KC directors and private shareholders were all too keen to cash-in on the KC share boom when the shares peaked at over £17.00!

For want of a nail ..

Actually it was an unfortunate mistake, as the choice of “ADSL” technology for sending ‘compressed’ broadband including internet ‘narrowcast’ tv along the existing copper telephone wires failed to deliver in terms of range, loading and speed. Instead of choosing the more expensive replacement fiber-optic cables, the technology failed to deliver and had to be abandoned.

See how our region has lagged behind in Internet provision!

Yorkshire Post, Saturday March 07, 2015

Nick

 

Evelyn Waugh SCOOP!

NEWS SCOOP SENSATION!

Read all about it here at Cottingham.tv and Hull Books!

Cottingham.tv’s editor Nicholas Robinson involved in a series of sensational international news and press scoops!

BBC Newsnight and then BBC News have been broadcasting our electronic democracy and politics press scoops here on Cottingham.tv this week also through the night, also with a “life in comedy after politics” becoming “actively considered” by at least one leading politician, further to our “Tribute to comedian Norman Collier”!

In Evelyn Waugh’s novel Scoop! The roving news reporter from a local rag achieves fame and notariety for going out into ‘bongo-bongo land’, to ‘stir things up a bit’ amongst the natives, to then create and report (or scoop) the news reporting internationally back home!

The plot thickens: Licence to Kill!

If you remember James Bond and the evil press baron Elliot Carver filmed in Hamburg, stirring-up trouble in the South China Sea, an arch villain of democracy disguised his identity with a ‘Stealth Boat’ and hid behind digitally-encrypted digital satellite systems. This was also based partly on Evelyn Waugh’s famous novel SCOOP!

Back to the Present

In this case however, the BBC re-invented their own beck end of beyond’, to be not our own lowly UK provinces (that would be too close for comfort), but in several ‘banana republics’  in South America!

In this case, a lowly provincial Brit (this humble editor) got to invent and scoop the news first!

To Ewan Evans, acclaimed promoter of British inventors on Dragon’s Den and latterly of Newsnight & co: “I must have tuned out for a minute there Elliot”!  No: better; let them eat cake! Electronic Democracy – not merely to be seen as an alternative to electronic balloting – was invented as described by this Brit right here! Google agrees!

 

The trouble with democracy is: –

“It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried”

that we invented it here and in Europe; but it’s always someone else’s fault when it goes wrong!

Nick

 

Posted by admin at January 26, 2015

Category: Democracy, Elections, electoral reform, Electronic Democracy, Europe, news, Online Democracy, Politics

Our Democracies may soon get augmentation!

Healing the electorate’s political disconnect

– online technology comes to the rescue!

With turnout to elections falling, new ideas are to be explored by Parliament

Our governance and hence democracies are becoming outmoded and disconnected by online developments in social media and computer gaming and they are in need of an upgrade!

 The editor has been researching, blogging and corresponding with like-minded people in Europe through 2013 and 2014

Please google: “Europe 2.0: Dynamic Framing”

The editor’s namesake Nick Robinson at the BBC reports today that our UK Parliament is to debate online democracy

They said it’ll never catch on – nobody’s remotely interested in the topic – my interest in “Europe 2.0: Dynamic Framing”

Online Democracy or Electronic Democracy offers hope for our future gevernance

This shows how original ideas and creativity can and do sometimes lead Google’s measurement-led approaches! Indeed the wider subject of ‘cognitive’ vs. ‘behaviouristic’ decision-making is explored as both can be enhanced by online participation in gaming and social networking. In plain English – do you reach decisions ‘strictly by the numbers’ or ‘by gut instinct’ – or are you someone who appreciates both sides of the argument?

Nick