Tuesday, August 31, 2004


This morning Jade Farrington sent me an email reccomending that I register with newstudent.org .

At first I overlooked it but later decided to see what the site has to offer. I registering and found that newstudent.org has an forum, shop, tips & advice etc.

The best thing about the site its non-political.

Monday, August 30, 2004

Sir Bobby Robson 'relieved of duties' at Newcastle

Newcastle United knew they could not sack a man like Sir Bobby Robson so they decided to relieve him of his duties.

Nice work guys!


Sunday, August 29, 2004

Congratulations and Thank You Kelly

Congratulations to Kelly Holmes for getting her second Gold Medal at these Olympics.

and Thank you as your success at these Olympics has made me £14 on BBC Sortdaq.
Congratulations and Thanks once again

Saturday, August 28, 2004

Help Beat Michael Howard

Help Beat Michael Howard has a new look.

Why not take a look at Help Beat Michael Howard

Thursday, August 26, 2004

Jody Dunn

Jody Dunn has started a blog for the duration of the Hartlepool by-election .

There was a good write up in the Guardian .

Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Last night I was surfing the web and decided to sign up to BBC Sportdaq.
I started off by buying 100 shares in Michael Schumacher because he is the best driver in Formula 1, 100 shares in Andrew Flintoff because he is an all rounder and good at both batting and bowling so as an England international will have a good game with the bat or ball, 100 shares in Michael Vaughan because he is the England cricket team captain and as they have had a good summer hopefully they will do well in the tournament which starts soon and will do well on the tour to South Africa, 100 shares in Kelly Holmes because she had a great race the night she won the gold medal and so will probably also well in the final later this week (hopefully win another gold) and 100 shares in Amir Khan because he looks like a good boxer and can will be winning a medal at the Olympics.This evening I have bought 100 shares in Alex Ferguson, 100 shares in Jose Mourinho and 100 shares in Arsene Wenger.
What I have now decided is that I will sell the shares I have in all the people I currently have shares in except Alex Ferguson, Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger because the Premiership race this season will be between the clubs managed by these three managers so they should bring me good returns over the season.I will hold on to the shares I have in Michael Schumacher because he looks unbeatable this season.I will sell the remainder of the shares I have as soon as they have made me a little profit. At present only the shares I have bought in Amir Khan will make me a profit but with these I will hold until he we actually know where he will finish in the Olympics.

Monday, August 23, 2004

LDYS Forum 2

Just days after my post about the LDYS Forum, Gez Smith LDYS Vice-Chair Communications (Job-Share) has changed things around a little and rather then having one single Open Forum to discuss political issues of all sorts, Gez has decided that it would be better if we have a British Politics, World Politics and Youth & Students Forum to go to replace the open forum.

Keep up the good work guys.

P.s. we now have 301 registered users

Sunday, August 22, 2004

Since the launch of the LDYS website back in February we have had 299 people register to discuss a wide range of issues from Conservative America to Lib Dem prospects are 'best ever' just in the open forum then there is the Liberalism and Political Philsophy. Plus if you happen to be a member of the Liberal Democrats you will have access to the members only section where you can discuss and learn about a whole lot more.

nit_nat was 299th person to register so if you register now you may be the 300th person to register.
In an BBC online readers poll the LDYS website was described as It's a great place for young aspiring politicians to practice their cross bench cross fire", said Emma Bearly, of Grantham.

Thursday, August 19, 2004

Morning of lack of success

Yes so I could not sleep much last night. I spent most night expecting my worse nightmare to come true, which would have been getting results, which were below what Aston University and University of Wolverhampton wanted.

With Aston University my firm acceptance asking for 280 at GCE A-Level in 3 subjects (BBC) and University of Wolverhampton asking for a minimum of 160 UCAS tariff points, 140 from 6 or 12 unit awards (DDE) I was sure I would not meet Aston University requirements but was hoping that they would accept a lower offer because of my personal statement and reference.

So this morning I woke up at six more nervous then I had ever been. I am certain I was not this nervous on morning I got my GCSE results however that was five years ago so I cant really remember.

I made it to college at 9:25 so the rush had died down by the time I got there. This meant I went straight to the person handing out the results for anyone with a surname starting with T-Z.

My results read:
Economics D
History C
Law D
200 points

With these results I knew it would be difficult for Aston University to accept me but hey I still called and was told exactly what I knew I would “I am sorry Adam but this time we will have to reject you”. So there came an end to my time as WMANUS Network Officer and the idea of studying in the city where I was born and raised.
I then called University of Wolverhampton to check that they were all right with the grades I had and they have accepted me to study Politics and Social Policy.

I am disappointed that I will not be studying at Aston University because I liked the campus, I liked the fact that the university is close to home so I would not have to spend too much time travelling to and from university, I liked the union and I would be able to continue in my role as WMANUS Network Officer.

However I am not too upset that I will be going to University of Wolverhampton. The course I will studying at Wolverhampton is more my thing then what I would have studied at Aston University and I will be studying at a university which is not in Birmingham so I will have more reading time to and from University.

Congratulations to all those students who achieved fantastic results especially Jade Farrington and Mark Ramsden who both got three As.

P.s. Thanks to Colin Ross for the message, which said, “Well done on wolves follows a good line me lib dems. Aston dont know what they are missing. Hope you are not too upset. Colin

Thanks for that Colin.
Results Day

I know I am writing this very early (01:00) on Thursday morning but by the you are reading this I am probably either at College trying to get my results or begging Aston University or University of Wolverhampton to let me in although I have not achieved the results they want me to.

If you don’t hear from me soon or the blog is not updated soon then you can take it that I am resting in peace in heaven.

EDIT:Oops: just realised the above was supposed to read “If you don’t hear from me soon or the blog is not updated soon then you can take it that I am burning in hell”.

Bye, bye for Now.

P.s. Good Luck, if you get your results today.

Wednesday, August 18, 2004


When I finished in the office I thought I would pop along to WHSmith and use up the voucher that my friend Ann gave me as a birthday gift.

I went to WHSmith with a wish list of An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth (Mahatma Gandhi), The Autobiography of Martin Luther King Jr (Martin Luther King), The Autobiography (Betty Boothroyd), Momentum: The Struggle for Peace, Politics and the People (Mo Mowlam) and Hope and History: Making Peace in Ireland (Gerry Adams).

When I buy books I prefer to buy paperbacks to hardbacks because:
1) They are lighter and so easy to carry in backpacks, rucksacks etc.
2) They take up less space on your bookshelf
3) Easy to read on Buses, Trains, Planes etc

However when I got to WHSmith I was surprised to find that they had all sorts of Biographies by all sorts of people. These included My Life (Bill Clinton), From Here to Maternity: One Mother of a Journey (Mel Giedroyc), Ricky (Ricky Tomlinson), Gazza: My Story (Paul Gascoigne) and Being Jordan (Katie Price). With no disrespect to Bill Clinton, Mel Giedroyc, Ricky Tomlinson, Paul Gascoigne and Katie Price (Jordan) which one of them has really lived life which is more interesting then Mahatma Gandhi or Martin Luther King or which one of them apart from Bill Clinton has really achieved more then Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Betty Boothroyd, Mo Mowlam or Gerry Adams.

It really pissed me off that I saw all these books by so called celebrities who no one will care about in the next few months or years where as the biographies or autobiographies of people who have changed the world for years to come were not to be seen.
A Couple of hours at WMANUS HQ

I went into the WMANUS offices at Aston University yesterday so that Sarah the WMANUS Area Convenor (Campaigns & Communications) could give me some information about the constituent members with whom I will be keeping in regular contact. If you happen to be a member of the executive at Aston Students’ Guild, Fircroft College Students’ Union, Henley College Students’ Union, Josiah Mason VI form college Students’ Union, Matthew Boulton College Students’ Union, Solihull College Students’ Union, Sutton Coldfield College Students’ Union or Walsall College of Technology Students’ Union I will be in touch soon. While I was there Sarah who was previously a Vice-President at Aston Students’ Guild gave me a quick tour of the place which involved meeting a few of the executive officers.

I discussed the possibility of WMANUS coming together with other organisations such as The Citizenship Foundation to organise an event similar to Westminster Day, which could tie into our registering to vote campaign.
Sarah has also asked me to look into companies who could possible be interested in advertising in our Newsletter ‘Collective’. So I picked some old copies of Student Friendly to use as a starting point. If I have sometime next week I will pop into the office again to see if there is anything else I can get on with.

I am sure this story will be of interest to Mark Ramsden.
WMANUS Executive Journals

Sarah Griffiths WMANUS Convenor (Campaigns & Communications) has started a Journal which allows everyone to see what she is getting up to in her role as the Covenor.
As the executive we hope that constituent members will read the journal and hold the exec to account at our Conferences.

David Pleavin who is one of our Network Officers also has a Journal.

Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Three Women Hiking

Three women were hiking through a forest when they came upon a large, raging violent river.

Needing to get to the other side the first woman prayed
“God, please give me the strength to cross the river”

God gave her big arms and strong legs and she was able to swim across in about two hours, although she did almost drown twice.

After seeing that the second woman prayed
“God, please give me the strength and the tools to cross the river”

God gave her a big rowing boat along with big arms and strong legs and she was able to row across in about an hour, although she did almost capsize once.

After seeing what happen to the two women before her the third woman prayed
“God, please give me the strength, the tools and the intelligence to cross the river”

She turned into a man, then checked the map, hiked a hundred yards north and walked across the bridge.
Birmingham Focus on Blindness


and Good Luck with all your future events

and Thanks very much for the mention in August 2004 News Update.
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Monday, August 09, 2004

Mark and Martyn must be disappointed

Mark and Martyn must be disappointed to hear that someone searched keetch paul girlfriend and happen to come come to blog.

other interesting seacrsches which have brought people to this blog are email addresses of rich men in the world and parmjit singh gill & girlfriend.

Sunday, August 08, 2004

Morons at Heathrow

Two guys with very little to do on a rainy afternoon…just listen to the recordings linked.


Morons at Heathrow

Sunday, August 01, 2004

Dance for me, Tony ...

Was on educationet earlier and cam across Dance for me, Tony ... and thought it was too good not to share.

Have fun.