The (only slightly warped) views expressed in this blog are entirely those of a private individual.   Comments or responses are not enabled – if you want a voice on the web, hire your own server.

Full credit is tacitly given to the owners of the various image portions in these postings here, which have been included on a ‘fair use’ basis.   However, If you really do feel that a post is unlawful or violates your copyright, mail a clear statement of the allegation to black_hole”at”eastover.org.uk . I may publish any content in a response or ignore it completely. Note that although the posts don’t generally support assertions or data quoted with references, Grumpy keeps a comprehensive database of all source material used to compile his thoughts.

For those of you who might be interested (almost certainly nobody) Grumpy is (predictably) old, and has read the Daily Telegraph since puberty, thus accounting for his distorted view of the world. It’s not my fault. [For any non-UK readers, the Daily Telegraph is (or used to be) a right wing broadsheet with a robust view on wishy washy liberal values.] It’s not in my genes, as my father was a follower of Arthur Scargill and Tony Wedgwood-Benn. Again, for foreign readers or those under 50, check either of these out in Wikipedia to understand the cause of my inevitable reaction to his (failed) attempts at Marxist indoctrination.

Privacy policy : I don’t have one; this is a personal site. Further, as far as I can tell, no-one in the UK has ever read it (it’s merely a cathartic exercise to vent my spleen against  out of control authority i.e. mainly politicians), and if you live in Nevada, tough.

However, if you do visit, rest assured that this will be always recorded by the oppressive UK government, who track every web reference by every member of the population- an insane, grossly inefficient  and self-evidently ineffectual process. So if you object to IP tracking, complain to the government, not me. I’m laid back … sue me .

If you really want to know, the only data collected which might (not clear) have any GDPR implications are those that are held in my  firewall  logs. I have a block on 10 countries, as denizens of Russia, Ukraine, Poland and others seem to spend a disproportionate amount of their lives trying to  hack in.

{As a footnote, the picture at the head of the page is (as might be guessed) not of Grumpy, but a portrait by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres of Louis-Francois Bertin, painted oil on canvas in 1832 and held in the Musee du Louvre, Paris.}