Brexit : 24th June 2016 : The United Kingdom Votes to Leave the European Union

At around 5:20am this morning the result of the EU Referendum was declared as the United Kingdom had voted to leave the EU. 

52% of the entire United Kingdom voted to leave the EU. A majority of approximately 1.3 Million people. 

I am certainly not a political correspondent, there is a lot of information available on this subject across the Internet with much more insight than I have. However here are some facts. 

62% of Scotland voted to remain. 

55% of Northern Ireland voted to remain. 

England and Wales had a leave majority. 

David Cameron resigned as Prime Minister. 

The FTSE100 opened down almost 10%. 

The £ lost 10% overnight. 

Scotland now want a 2nd independence referendum. 

Northern Ireland nationalist politicians want a border poll. 

Labour call for leader Jeremy Corbyn to resign.

What is sure now is that history has been made and our elected representatives have a huge amount of work ahead of them to ensure the progression of the United Kingdom for the benefit of all citizens. 

A chaotic night. A completely unexpected result. The bookmakers had a leave vote at 7/1 last night which subsequently fell to 1/250 !

I have two questions in my head though. 

Firstly, this was a democratic vote. The majority have spoken, regardless of personal opinion surely that’s what democracy is? 
Surely then Scotland and Northern Ireland politicians saying they want out goes against the democratic process. It screams of ‘democracy – only if we get our way!’

Secondly every one is saying this is a decisive vote. Is it though?  52 % v 48%. 17 million v 16 million.  To me that is not decisive. But it is democratic. See point one. 

Finally after seeing this morning’s developments is there an aura of regret? If not regret absolute worry. 

The battle cry of the Leave Camp this morning was :

’23rd June 2016 The United Kingdom’s Independence Day.’

Could it be more of ‘Judgement Day?’

Changes ahead…

Nitro Circus Live – Belfast, Windsor Park – 10th June 2016

UPDATE : Just for the info of the readers Nitro Circus filed a copyright infringement against me for this video, with YouTube… Way to go Nitro Circus.  I’m pretty sure an copyright infringement can’t be set on a sporting event in an open air stadium, but you know what, the little guy has no chance in taking on someone like you.  So well done, you horrid, money motivated, soul-less corporation.  It just goes to show everyone eventually forgets their roots.  I’m disgusted, and no longer a fan.  I am not childish enough to remove this posting or the video, enjoy the couple of cents you will make from it, but instead I will leave this here so you and everyone else can see how you like to dump on your own patrons.  Oh and I can be an ass too.

The stunt where they call ‘members of the crowd’ out for the stunt involving the 3 people doing the backflip on the motorcycle – is fake.  They are members of the Nitro Circus Team.  All fake.  Good night.

A brief history of the show from television to Live Shows and 3D movies can be found on Wikipedia at :

Nitro Circus is an “action sport collective” led by Travis Pastrana, featuring his friends and him traveling around the world riding dirtbikes, base jumping, and performing stunts. It has spawned a tour, a second television series based on the tour, and a 3D feature film.

The collective began by releasing about 10 DVDs during the early 2000s. Good sales led to the creation of the television show.

Originally run as a 2006 miniseries on Fuel TV, it began running as an episodic reality television show on MTV that featured people performing various dangerous stunts. Nitro Circus officially debuted on February 8, 2009; Season 2 premiered on August 27, 2009.

Nitro Circus: The Movie 3D was released August 8, 2012 in the United States and November 15, 2012 in Australia and New Zealand for one week.[1] Release dates for other countries are to be announced.[2][3]

Jim DeChamp suffered a serious back injury on June 29, 2011, while shooting for the 3D film. After undergoing surgery, his doctors indicated there was no spinal damage and that they expect him to make a full recovery.[4]

Damien Starkey and Paul Phillips both ex-Puddle of Mudd members scored the movie and provided the majority of the music. This was done through Starkey’s company Give 2 Get Music.

Nitro Circus Live is a reality television show. It follows Travis Pastrana and the Nitro Circus crew as they perform live all around the world

Nitro Circus visited Belfast for the first time ever on Friday 10th June 2016.

Read moreNitro Circus Live – Belfast, Windsor Park – 10th June 2016

Motorcycle Live 2015 – Gallery

With the imminent release of ticket sales for Motorcycle Live 2016 at the NEC Birmingham I thought I would upload my Gallery from 2015.

MCL 2016 will run from Saturday 19 November 2016 – Sunday 27 November 2016 at the NEC, Birmingham so get those dates in your diary now, and if you are travelling by air, get the tickets booked sooner rather than later to make use of the cheapest fares!

MCL is a show that I make an annual trip to from Northern Ireland, personally I think it is a great show with loads to see and do, which is hopefully reflected in the photos.  In 2015 there was a demo from ArenaCross, which was outstanding given the space these guys were working with, enough that I came straight out of the show and booked tickets for the Belfast show.

Enjoy the Gallery…

Read moreMotorcycle Live 2015 – Gallery

Undead Teds – Review and Gallery…

Undead Teds

Time for something just a little different, although different doesn’t necessarily mean bad!  In this case different definitely means cool!

Having been a fan of Undead Teds for quite a while I recently bit the bullet and purchased one.

Why ‘bit the bullet’ you may ask?  That’s easy, these guys are pretty expensive.  By the time you pay for postage and the bear you won’t have much change out of £90 GBP, you may even surpass that mark, the custom bears will put you over £125.

So yeah that definitely is a lot of money for a teddy bear, ‘horrifically cute’ or not, but here’s the thing, when your Undead Ted arrives you will understand the price tag.  These guys are supremely well made.  Taking the bear itself in account, you can tell before (s)he got infected with whatever zombie virus / fungus got them, s(he) was a quality, plush well put together teddy bear.  These guys aren’t some cheap bear, bought on mass, cheaply customised a little and sold for a vast profit.  They have started their zombified lives as a quality item and the quality continues through, leaving you with a zombie teddy bear that is exceptionally well put together.

There are alternatives out there, have a look at them, it does become clear quickly that if you are looking for quality this is the bear you need.

Take then the customisation – the blood is horrendous, and blood being horrendous is good!  It looks like blood, it has been applied so it looks like the ‘injuries’ the bear has have actually occurred, the blood is coming from all the right places, running and dripping where you would expect, clotting as it should and matting the bear’s fur as it would.  It’s pretty gross to be honest, but it’s meant to be.  Considering the other injuries the bear may have (as they vary with each hand made bear) they too are graphic!  My bear for example is a ‘Tongue Dangler,’ his bottom jaw has been ripped off, no doubt by some other psychotic  teddy bear, as a result his tongue is hanging out of his jaw…

Undead Teds - Tongue Dangler
Undead Teds – Tongue Dangler

As you can see, its a pretty horrific injury, but look a little closer, look at the tongue, the detail and look are of flesh, although in reality it is a hard plastic tongue it has a proper look of moist meat.

Read moreUndead Teds – Review and Gallery…

Trouble Installing Kodi on the Amazon Fire Stick?

If you are one of the many peolple experiencing issues installing Kodi on the Fire Stick at the moment when using ES File Explorer, I am here to sort your woes out straight away, and quickly.

(This seems to be happening when people are upgrading their Kodi to the new 16.1 – it is nothing to do with the upgrade so don’t be worrying about that, it is just how ES File Explorer or Amazon (more likely) are now dealing with the requests to download via their software).

I am presuming that you have got as far as the Kodi Download page, but when you are clicking on the ARM link nothing is happening, right?

So here’s what you do to get going back on your merry way…

  1.  Click on the link once, it doesn’t matter if you click more than once, all you will notice is a spinning arrow in the top right corner of the screen for a spilt second.
  2. Now move your cursor down to the bottom right of the screen where you will see three vertical dots.  Select them and click.

    Trouble Clicking ARM Link for Downloading Kodi to Amazon Fire Stick - The Solution
    Trouble Clicking ARM Link for Downloading Kodi to Amazon Fire Stick – The Solution
  3. Now you will have an option to ‘Open’ or something very similar.
  4. Click that and continue on installing Kodi!
  5. Sit back, watch and enjoy!