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US Secretary of State, John Kerry representing a country which makes Genghis Khan look like a wimp when it comes to illegal invasions, still retains the prize for jaw dropper of the decade:

"You just don't, in the 21st century, behave in 19th century fashion by invading another country on completely trumped up pretext", he pontificated on CBS' "Face the Nation." 

It really is enough to take your breath away,- the gall of this idiot.  Does he assume we are all idiots ?



President Obama spoke in Brussels on Wednesday on the Russia-Ukraine situation. At one point, in seeking to shame Russia for its actions, Mr. Obama actually went so far as to try and legitimize America's catastrophic actions in Iraq, so as not to appear hypocritical in his comments. His words:

"Moreover, Russia has pointed to America's decision to go into Iraq as an example of Western hypocrisy… But even in Iraq, America sought to work within the international system. We did not claim or annex Iraq's territory. We did not grab its resources for our own gain. Instead, we ended our war and left Iraq to its people and a fully sovereign Iraqi state that could make decisions about its own future."

Facts: America ran roughshod over the international community to get that war going. If an invasion and ten-year occupation isn't annexation, then nothing is. Companies like Halliburton/KBR absolutely grabbed Iraq's resources, because their oil was supposed to "pay for the war," and there were gas lines in Iraq for years after the invasion, because those companies sat on that oil like it was their own private piggy bank… which it was, as it turns out. And as for the state we left Iraq in, thousands upon thousands of people have been killed in the sectarian strife left in our wake. They aren't making decisions about their future. They're running for their lives.

That this president dared to attempt to paper over the horrific smash-and-grab war crime that was America's invasion of Iraq is not merely disgusting; it is dangerous in the extreme, because we are doomed to repeat what we allow ourselves to forget.




I have been well and truly fucked

for doing good deeds for others

When you help others out of a bad spot and all they 

do is abuse you in return,

 it seems to always end badly for the kind hearted

who was simply trying to do

'the decent thing.'

by John Bellamy


I have been screwed out of over £1,000 this winter by local gay men who were going to do business for me ( new double glazing etc ) and they have all walked off with my money and I am truly struggling financially.  It really dissapoints when this happens as in two cases of loss, I was trying to do the decent thing and help these guys when they needed the business and it ends with them stealing my money.

What does one have to do ?  You do the right thing and get fucked over.  You turn them away and say no - sort yourself out - and you get damnation for being unspiritual and treated as scum because you would not help them.  What makes it worse is that one of these guys I have helped feed,  given food parcels to and generally tried to help him and this week - some would say it is my own fault,  I have once again - FOR THE SECOND TIME - been screwed out of £400 which I desperately do not have - by the same guy I tried to help before and who screwed me and one wonders - when the hell will I learn and stop being such an easy touch.   So that is now £1,350 I have lost at a time when I am really struggling financially and it makes me madder than hell.    I partly blame myself,  but also blame those who deliberately screwed me knowingly - even though they know I am a good man with the best of intentions and I hope and pray that karma comes soon and grabs them by the balls and they see the error of their ways and repent ( too biblical sounding perhaps ... )  or else I have much darker pictures in my head of what I would like to see happen to them and I choose not to entertain those thoughts but I am - deeply - 
DEEPLY - upset and hurt yet again and at a big financial loss through trying to help others who are less fortunate than myself. So that's it., No more helping others, No more Mr. Nice Guy as I am truly - sobbingly pissed off and broke broke broke and while I am trying to control my anger, I am angry. I AM ANGRY and I am pissed off.  

To day I also received a couple of abusive e mails - once again - from people who asked to be on my mailing list in both cases several years ago,  and now turn really abusive and bitchy rather than simply ask to be removed from my data base - and I really do not understand the fucked up attitude of some people who then throw their stuff in my face and scream abuse at me.  These are also people I have never even met.

It makes me sick and tired of dealing with the public when so many people who seem to have some kind of mental health issues choose to take it out on innocent people who are trying, in whatever way possible, to do the right thing.

So no more helping others. If you want something - you pay up front - handsomely - as my time is money and my time is precious to me and enough of being fucked over for being a kind and thoughtful man.  Enough.




This e mail below was anonymously placed on Trip Advisor (TA) - which absolutely astounded me that TA allowed such material to be posted on their site and that they did nothing about it until I complained - and obviopsly I have no idea who this is other than his name on TA was TOM H and as I have no Tom H booked into Hamilton Hall in December - when he claims to have stayed - so I do not know who he is. Have a read and see what you think, and see how some bitter and twisted people behave and what some of us have to put up with when this is the kind of response - ANONYMOUSLY DONE - some people get great joy out of throwing their  shit at others.

When I first read it I was stunned, and then I re read it and laughed my head off as it is just so silly - and while I may be considered pushy - as I do not take fools lightly and not everyone like me, but then, when you are in the public eye it is easy for people like this to take cheap pops at me and my venue while being cowardly and hide their identity behind a fake name and behind their computer screens.  Claiming as he does that Hamilton Hall is an apartment with only one bathroom is just weird.  He is also a coward that he cannot face me with his concerns and talk face to face and we all know why he has to hide behind his computer - because he is precisely that - a coward who cannot face me... period. He is not man enough.  

Here is his e mail below:-



A very basic guest house, dark and smelly from the dog - in no other hotel dogs have access to all public rooms including dining room - just disgusting !

You have to share the small bathroom with all other mostly very old and not so clean guests, and the owner'sC
attitude is very dominating all the time, you always have the feeling, that you do something wrong, because he controlls his guest's behave all the time. Hamilton Hall is not a hotel, it is a tiny private apartment with several rooms - that's it. He offers different sexual themed weekends, like wanking-weekends and so on, but he ask you to for no attitude, this means, you have to be ready to play with old and fat man, if not, you have to leave, because you have not the right attitude in the owner's eyes.....All the picturers on his website are just fiction. The majority of his customers are around 60-70 years old, massive overweighted and mosty smelly. And he expect "lip service" during a wanking-weekend, this is compleetely off topic, when the theme is mutual wanking. Think about all this before you make an reservation and read thre owners's comments from other customers experiences..... In all other hotels worldwide, you credit card will be charged during your checkout - he debit your creditcard before you arrive - so strange !!


John Comments:  

I have had
scores of supportive e mails from you guys commenting on the mental health and silliness of this guys e mail and how his lies are so childish.  Many of you have shared your thoughts and your dreams about Hammy Hall and what it means to you and offering support.  It is greatly appreciated and I think we all know how there is a ton of mental health issues in the gay community and some, like this Tom H. sees fit to throw his atitude at others because - obviously - he didn't get everything to his satisfaction.  Oh poor lovie... I hope he learns to grow up and smell the shit he is shoveling and that when Karma comes and hits him in the face,  it will be all of his own making.

I do feel desperately sorry for this man as he will go through life being constantly disappointed and let down if he expects everyone and everything to come up to his view of life, death and the universe;-   and chances are he is a shallow, insecure man with few friends and this might have something to do with why he has such a bad attitude and view of things.  

In order to slag me off he has had to reduce himself to telling blatant lies about my venue which are just laughable and actually quite pathetic.

How sad that he is not man enough to be truthful and honest and he reduces his mentality to that of a child having to fight dirty with lies and this dishonours him.  

He has proven for us all that he is definately unworthy of any care and attention from us and I shall not be offering him a free weekend so we can chat and sort out his problems, as when the chips are down;-  in his case;-  
I don't care , it simply is not worthy of my time and efforts. 

John Bellamy




'We have all been in abusive relationships, and sometimes we were the one being abused.'

Marianne Williams












You have heard me talk here about my next door neighbour - the straight man who is 6'7" - handsome and bearded and hung like a horse ( don't ask how I know - I just do... ha ha  ) and yes, he is straight and while we have a joke and a laugh together and we have seen each other naked on a few occasions back in the summer,  I do not - ever - cross those boundaries and never would. We are friends and while tongues waggle and gossip spreads,  we are friends and nothing more.

Anyway, he was a really useful friend to have right next door as he is an electrician and brilliant handy man to have around -  and as Hammy hall is always in need of some minor something being done - and he was clever on computers as well... it was a deliught :-   and he has moved to Spain to see what opportunities open up for him over there, and I send my very best wishes and hope everything goes well for him.

England can be such a hard country to live in and although we have had a very mild winter, it has been very grey and wet - as you all know - and business is down and everyone seems to be saving their money and even his electrical work seemed to dry up over here whereas in Spain it seems there is a ton of work for him within the Ex Pat community ( an English speaking electrician ... worth his weight in gold  ) and I wish him well.

Some people locally have found fault and said he won't last 3 months and my answer is to stop being so negative - stop being so half empty - and offer some support.  Good luck to him - I hope and pray he makes a huge sucess in Spain and finds himself.  

I always state that if it does go belly up and he needs to return here,  he is always welcome to stay here as my friend for free until he gets the tennants out of his flat and if that takes 6 months,  it's not a problem.  Having that lifeline is always a good thing to have available,   as if things do go wrong abroad, so many people stick with it and then drown in unhappiness and debt - being afraid to go home with their tail between their legs - rather than head held high for trying.

I wish him well and when he has that massive villa with sun terrace and huge pool,  I shall go out and take a free holiday and some R&R.

Good luck Chris, my prayers are with you.






So - remind me once again, what is it that these guys above are guilty of - oh I remember -

sharing the truth of what our governments are up to that they want kept hidden for fear

the people will rise up in absolute horror at what they have been up to and kick them

out of power and make a lot of changes - perhaps.  

So, it seems the government has more to hide from the people than they care to let on.  

I wonder why ?



Had a couple of guests stay recently who worked as geologist with a ' BIG PETROLEUM' company ( hint ) and when I asked them about Fracking they both said much the same thing,   that it was not environmentally a good idea as the concept of high pressure water and chemicals being pumped underground was unknown and the damage these chemicals were / would / could do to the water table, the environment was dangerous and unknown and could cause earth quakes and it could be very dangerous to human and animal health.   There simply was no evidence to claim it is safe whereas the common sense about the dangers is clear.

This coming from professionals who work in the field  , travelling the world working in the oil and gas industry for over 50 years between them.

Interesting that two very seperate geologists both said much the same thing.




It's time again for the annual 'Stella Awards'! For those unfamiliar with these 
awards, they are named after 81-year-old Stella Liebeck who spilled hot coffee on herself and successfully sued the McDonald's in New Mexico , where she purchased coffee. You remember, she took the lid off the coffee and put it between her knees while she was driving. Who would ever think one could~get burned doing that, right? That's right; these are awards for the most
outlandish lawsuits and verdicts in the U.S. You know, the kinds of cases that
make youscratch your head. So keep your head scratcher handy.


Our new advert in Gay Times.  Have you seen it yet ? 


Here are the Stella's for year 2013...


Kathleen Robertson of Austin, Texas was awarded $80,000 by a jury of her peers after breaking her ankle tripping over a toddler who was running inside a furniture store. The store owners were understandably surprised by the verdict, considering the running toddler was her own son


Start scratching! 


Carl Truman, 19, of Los Angeles , California won $74,000 plus medical expenses when his neighbor ran over his hand with a Honda Accord. Truman apparently didn't notice there was someone at the wheel of the car when he was trying to steal his neighbor's hubcaps. 

Scratch some more... 



Terrence Dickson, of Bristol , Pennsylvania , who was leaving a house he had just  burglarized by way of the garage. Unfortunately for Dickson, the automatic garage door opener malfunctioned and he could not get the garage door to open. Worse, he couldn't re-enter the house because the door connecting the garage to the house >locked when Dickson pulled it shut. Forced to sit for eight, count 'em, EIGHT days and survive on a case of Pepsi and a large bag of dry dog food, he sued the homeowner's insurance company claiming undue mental Anguish. Amazingly, the jury said the insurance company must pay Dickson $500,000 for his anguish.


We should all have this kind of anguish Keep scratching. There are more ... Double hand scratching after this one ... 


Jerry Williams, of Little Rock, Arkansas, garnered 4th Place in the Stella's when he was awarded $14,500 plus medical expenses after being bitten on the butt by his next door neighbor's beagle - even though the beagle was on a chain in its owner's fenced yard. Williams did not get as much as he asked for because the jury believed the beagle might have been provoked at the time of the butt bite because Williams had climbed over the fence into the yard and repeatedly shot the dog with a pellet gun.  

Pick a new spot to scratch, you're getting a bald spot ...



Amber Carson of Lancaster, Pennsylvania because a jury ordered a Philadelphia  restaurant to pay her $113,500 after she slipped on a spilled soft drink and broke her tailbone. The reason the soft drink was on the floor: Ms. Carson had thrown it at her boyfriend 30 seconds earlier during an argument.


Only two more so ease up on the scratching ...


Kara Walton, of Claymont , Delaware sued the owner of a night club in a nearby  city because she fell from the bathroom window to the floor, knocking out her two  front teeth. Even though Ms. Walton was trying to sneak through the ladies room  window to avoid paying the $3.50 cover charge, the jury said the night club had to  pay her $12,000....oh, yeah, plus dental expenses. Go figure.


Ok. Here we go!! 


This year's runaway First Place Stella Award winner was: Mrs. Merv Grazinski, of  
Oklahoma City , Oklahoma , who purchased new 32-foot Winnebago motor home.  On her first trip home, from an OU football game, having driven on to the freeway,  she set the cruise control at 70 mph and calmly left the driver's seat to go to the  back of the Winnebago to make herself a sandwich. Not surprisingly, the motor  home left the freeway, crashed and overturned. Also not surprisingly, Mrs. Grazinski  sued Winnebago for not putting in the owner's manual that she couldn't actually  leave the driver's seat while the cruise control was set. The Oklahoma jury awarded  her, are you sitting down? 

$1,750,000PLUS a new motor home.Winnebago actually changed their  manuals as a result of this suit, just in case Mrs. Grazinski has any relatives who might  also buy a motor home.


ADBOLUTE MADNESS. Where is PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY - andwhere is the protection for the people who do what they can to prevent being sued - ie: the dog was chained up behind a high fence in the mans own yard - and the idiot climbed OVER the fence to shoot the dog and HOW ON GOD'S EARTH CAN THE DOG OWNER BE HELD LIABLE FOR A THIEF / VANDAL / DOG ABUSER - 

Taking this to its end.  If someone broke into Hamilton Hall while we were empty and I was aslppe upstairs and completely unaware thgat he was breaking in - and he cut himself on the broken woindor he smashed to gain access,  he can sue me for damages and emotional trauma... rather than him being prosecuted for attempted larceny and made to pay for all damaged done to my property...  It seems, the innocent are the guilty and the guilty are reqarded through the courts to the tune of millions of £ and $ a year.