Monday, December 28, 2009

Gandhi's Words ***

A 'No' uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a'Yes' merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
Mahatma Gandhi

Monday, December 21, 2009

Opposites ***

Two young guys were talking about what they wanted to find in their mate. One friend said,"Some people say people with opposite characteristics make the happiest marriages. What do you think?" The second friend replied, "I think they're right. That's why I am looking for a girl with money!"

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Laughter is the Mortar of the House of Joy ~ Kryon ***

A magazine recently ran a "Dilbert Quotes" contest. They were looking for people to submit quotes from their real-life Dilbert-type managers. These were voted the top quotes in corporate America

Accounting manager, Electric Boat Company:
"This project is so important we can't let things that are more important interfere with it."

Advertising/Marketing manager, United Parcel Service:
"Doing it right is no excuse for not meeting the schedule."

Plant Manager, Delco Corporation:
"No one will believe you solved this problem in one day! We've been working on it for months. Now go act busy for a few weeks and I'll let you know when it's time to tell them."

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Isn't It So ***

"It's tough making predictions, especially about the future."
Yogi Berra

Taoism ***

An integral being knows without knowing, sees without looking and accomplishes without doing. -Lao-Tzu“The truth is not always beautiful, nor beautiful words the truth.”
- Lao Tzu

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Time for a Laugh ***

A TOUGH OLD COWBOY . . .humor with bang!
A tough old cowboy from South Texas counseled his grandson that if he wanted to live a long life, the secret was to sprinkle a little gun powder on his oatmeal every morning. The grandson did this religiously, to the age of 103 when he died.... He left behind 10 children, 22 grandchildren 12 great grandchildren, 9 great-great grandchildren and a 15 foot hole where the crematorium used to be.

Monday, December 7, 2009

War is a Mind-Set ***

In certain cases, you may need to protect yourself or someone else from being harmed by another but beware of making it your mission to "eradicate evil," as you are likely to turn into the very thing you are fighting against. Fighting unconsciousness will draw you into unconsciousness yourself. Unconsciousness, dysfunctional egoic behavior can never be defeated by attacking it. Even if you defeat your opponent, the unconsciousness will have simply moved into you or the opponent reappears in a new disguise. Whatever you fight, you strengthen and whatever you resist, persists.

These day you frequently hear the expression "the war against" this or that and whenever I hear it, I know that it is condemned to failure. There is the war against drugs, the war against crime, the war against terrorism, the war against cancer, the war against poverty and so on. For example, despite the war against crime and drugs, there has been a dramatic increase in crime and drug-related offences in the past twenty-five years. The prison population of the United States has gone up from just under 300,000 in 1980 to a staggering 2.1 million in 2004. The war against disease has given us, amongst other things, antibiotics. At first, they were spectacularly successful, seemingly enabling us to win the war against infectious diseases. Now, many experts agree that the widespread and indiscriminate use of antibiotics has created a time bomb and that antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria, so-called super bugs, will in all likelihood bring about a reemergence of those diseases and possibly epidemics. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, medical treatment is the third-leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer in the United States. Homeopathy and Chinese medicine are two examples of possible approaches to disease that do not treat the illness as an enemy and therefore do not create new disease.

War is a mind-set, and all action that comes out of such a mind-set will either strengthen the enemy, the perceived evil or, if the war is won, will create a new enemy, a new evil equal to and often worse than the one that was defeated. There is a deep interrelatedness between your state of consciousness and external reality. When you are in the grip of a mind-set such as "war", your perceptions become extremely selective as well as distorted. In other words,you will see only what you want to see and then misinterpret it. You can imagine what kind of action comes out of such a delusional system. Or instead of imagining it, watch the news on TV tonight.

Recognize the ego for what it is: a collective dysfunction, the insanity of the human mind. When you recognize it for what it is, you no longer misperceive it as somebody's identity. Once you see the ego for what it is, it becomes much easier to remain nonreactive toward it. You don't take it personally anymore. There is no complaining, blaming, accusing, or making wrong. Nobody is wrong. It is the ego in someone, that's all. Compassion arises when you recognize that all are suffering from the same sickness of the mind, some more acutely than others. You do not fuel the drama anymore that is part of all egoic relationships. What is its fuel? Reactivity. The ego thrives on it.
Eckhart Tolle 2005

The above essay is from Eckhart Tolle's book,"A New Earth - Awakening to Your Life's Purpose". Since it was written, and published in 2005, we can realize that what he said is certainly so. We are in the midst of epidemics today. There is more cancer, disease, drug abuse, crime and wars and all are escalating. This tells us that what we fight against only becomes stronger. It doesn't take a genius to understand that what we put out reflects back to us, just as with a mirror. It has taken me much time and study to understand the power of the ego, what tragedy it can create.

My question is: when will we learn that fighting/warring isn't a solution for anything, that it doesn't work? It solves nothing; it only worsens matters. There has been a knot of fear for us all since we were born into this world. Fear because there is always a war going on somewhere for some reason. If one happens to not know this fear, then I believe the ego is playing too big a part in one's life. When fear subsides, life can be viewed in an amazingly different way.

The prison statistics Tolle speaks of is far higher today than in 2004. As for those who are released from prison: who are they when they return to society? Does a prison term mean they will return as shining examples of exemplary human beings? I personally don't think so. They are either broken, cowered humans or else angry humans. Neither is good for the released individual nor for the whole. When society learns to practice compassion, understanding, love and not be so quick to judge and punish, then and only then will we see a change for the better.

As far as I can see, our leaders are not accomplishing much good, if any; so it is up to each of us individually to get rid of our damnable egoic nature and turn the tide on all these wars; the wars against crime, poverty, disease, drugs or other peoples.

When and only when we all come to understand that the billions of us who live together on this planet are created equally, that we each have the right to live peaceful lives, will things straighten out for the good of all. Let us each do our utmost to make it happen. I certainly have my work cut out to further this along; this ego of mine keeps persistently popping its head back up too much and I don't like the self I then become.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Situation is "Pathetic"! ***

Stolen Freddo: boy, 12, charged
FARAH FAROUQUENovember 16, 2009

AN ABORIGINAL boy, 12, will face a children's court today charged with receiving a stolen Freddo frog.
The chocolate frog, allegedly shoplifted by the child's friend from a Coles supermarket in regional Western Australia, usually sells for about 70 cents....

http://www.theage.com.au/national/stolen-freddo-boy-12-charged-20091115-igec.html

I have kept up with this and yes, it is pathetic when considering all aspects of the situation.

To think how some crimes here are worked off with community service. Is this child liable for a jail term possibly - certainly makes me wonder - the poor young boy.

Update ...Boy will go free
http://www.theage.com.au/national/freddo-charge-withdrawn-by-police-20091117-ikcd.html

Monday, November 16, 2009

Read and Be Alerted - Shocking Universal Situation - Facebook ***

 Reading the article (link ) regarding iPhones and young people, children (young as six) I got a bad feeling.. It is a very serious, harmful and easily dangerous situation. It is so serious. I felt others ought to become aware too;. so posting the complete article as the information needs to reach all who have any influence with a youngster or its parents. You can also access it with the link. Even pass it on to others if its helpful to them.
http://www.theage.com.au/technology/technology-news/in-their-sites-20091115-igeu.html
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Facebook, internet, iPhone danger, morality issue, murder, parental guiding control, sex offender
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In their sites
JOHN SILVESTER
November 16, 2009

AN EXPERIENCED detective was furious when he spotted a criminal he had arrested years earlier loitering near his eastern suburban home. He grabbed the man and whispered, ''Before I take you to hospital after you seriously injure yourself, you'd better tell me how you found where I live.''
The stalker, who quickly lost interest in any revenge plans, said: ''Your daughters are on Facebook.''

Welcome to the cyber world, where privacy is as outdated as whalebone corsets.

One of Australia's biggest private detective agencies now employs staff in Melbourne and Sydney to troll through Facebook and MySpace sites to search for leads on people who have tried to disappear to avoid mounting debts.

And employers are exploring sites to check the profiles of prospective staff. One university student who has appeared regularly on a reality television program wisely removed a series of pictures showing a different side of his character.

Police are now dealing with the crime backwash generated from surfing the web, and many detectives believe the internet is eroding community standards. The new trends have forced police to set up a specific internet division within the sexual crimes squad.

The team uses undercover tactics to trap men who target teenage girls on chat sites. They have arrested and convicted cyber-stalkers as old as 40 who have tried to procure under-age girls by befriending them through the web.

Police and adolescent developmental experts have found teenage boys and girls are creating false and dangerous images of themselves through online profiles.

One experienced investigator describes it as the ''cult of the self-obsessed''. The detective says police are now starting to deal with teenagers who have grown up with mobile phone cameras and who have taken hundreds of pictures of themselves since they were six or seven years old.

They post online details of their lives, from the mundane to the intimate, with little concern or understanding of the possible consequences.

The investigator says police are routinely finding teenage girls posting provocative comments and photos of themselves on the web. ''We see comments and you wouldn't know if the writer was 13 or 30,'' he says. He says the girls can portray themselves as sexually experienced in a bid to establish an edgy image. ''It is all make-believe but it can create a false image that comes back to bite them.''

One counsellor says girls from an exclusive Melbourne girls school have taken pornographic photos of themselves and posted them to their boyfriends. The pictures have then been forwarded to an unknown number of teenage boys leaving the girls' reputations in tatters.

Detectives are becoming increasingly alarmed at the sexually threatening nature of postings by some teenage males. Police were forced to close down a Facebook site set up to support two young footballers charged with rape after a team trip to Phillip Island. Up to 700 people joined the site that offered support to the accused teenagers, even though the case is yet to be heard in court.

Last week, The Sydney Morning Herald revealed a so-called ''pro-rape'' site, dominated by male students from the University of Sydney's St Paul's College, that had to be shut down.

Mainstream media now check Facebook and similar personal pages to provide information on suspects and victims in high-profile crimes. When Maria Korp was found slowly dying in the boot of a car near the Shrine of Remembrance in February 2005, the media soon exposed her private sex life after her and her husband Joe's profiles were found on a swingers' site.

As she lay in hospital for six months on life support, she was unaware her private sexual preferences had become very public property.

Joe Korp's mistress, Tania Herman, was sentenced to a minimum of nine years' jail for attempted murder. The two lovers had met through the internet.

Herman maintains Korp seduced her with a plan to manipulate her into killing his wife. Korp committed suicide in bizarre circumstances, hanging himself in the family garage after he completed a one-hour video autobiography that he wanted to sell to the media. Even the car his wife was concealed in after she was bashed and strangled was later put up for sale on the internet.

The managing director of one of Australia's largest private investigations firms, Mark Grover, says Facebook is now the major tool used to find people who dodge debts. His company now finds between 30 and 40 bad debtors a week through internet profile sites and social pages.
''It may be the person keeps their head down, but we can find them through their children or friends. They often leave a cyber trail though their social and family connections.''

Grover says there is also a trend for criminals and the mentally disturbed to use the internet to track people they want to stalk. ''If they are technologically savvy, they put all their energy into tracking the people they want to find.''

In one case under investigation, he says a Melbourne man used the internet to identify the home address of a high-profile singer, ''and is turning her life into a misery''.

According to Grover, young people post fantasy material about themselves on their sites unaware it could damage their reputations and harm their employment prospects.

''Most of our staff have nothing to do with these sites because they see the damage that can be done.'' One woman poured out her frustration and dislike for her boss on her Facebook page, having forgotten she had previously added him as a friend. ''She received a message to come in and collect her things after he read it,'' Grover says.

The head of the sexual crimes squad, Detective Inspector Glen Davies, says parents need to spend time discussing rights and responsibilities with their teenage children as the break-up party and schoolie season begins this month.

''Many of the victims and offenders we deal with are just young people who have been caught up in events that have tragic consequences for everyone. Young men should re-acquaint themselves with the concept of respect. Rape is an incredibly serious criminal offence. I cannot overstate this. We meticulously investigate all cases and will bring about charges against those who are found to be offending.''

In Victoria, rape carries a maximum penalty of 25 years. Assault with intent to rape has a penalty of up to 10 years.

Davies says that in some incidents young men fall into a pack mentality and appear to behave out of character or remain passive as they see events spin out of control. ''Young people, particularly men, need to consider their own behaviour and the way they treat women. Often these situations occur in group environments and young men need to take a strong moral stance and speak out to their mates and put a stop to their actions.

''What we are commonly seeing is young girls, who have often been drinking alcohol, being targeted by young men. Quite often these young women are incapable of giving consent and in some instances are being intimidated by large groups of men and taken advantage of because of their vulnerable state.''

He says male teenagers need to comprehend there can never be an excuse for sexual assault and they will be held responsible for their actions.

Melbourne adolescent psychologist Dr Michael Carr-Gregg says there has been a substantial and worrying change in the behaviour of teenagers in recent years. ''There is no doubt that 13 and 14-year-olds are doing things that were not happening 10 or 20 years ago.''

He says many teenagers have unfettered access to the internet and their parents have no idea what their children are doing. ''There has been a fundamental failure in parental responsibility. There is neglect mixed with affluence. The parents have no idea their children are heading into so much trouble. And they are becoming younger and younger.''

He says many children are receiving unrealistic sex education through hard-core websites.
''We know that teenagers of 14 and 15 lack the capacity to predict the consequences of their actions and they fail to understand that what they are posting is not private.''

U-Nome party security expert and former policewoman Naomi Oakley says she routinely sees scantily clad and alcohol-affected girls as young as 14 leave parties without a pre-arranged lift home. ''Parents and these children have to understand the dangers.'' She says the party scene is becoming younger as 13 and 14-year-olds ''see it as the cool thing to do''.

Carr-Gregg says parents need to ''shoulder surf'' to see who their children contact on the web.
Last month, British police charged a convicted sex offender after he allegedly confessed to killing a 17-year-old girl he met through Facebook, where he masqueraded as a teenage boy. Peter Chapman, 32, was charged with the murder of trainee nanny Ashleigh Hall, whose body was found dumped in a ditch on farmland near Durham.

Her mother, Andrea, said, ''Tell your kids to be careful on the internet. Don't trust anybody and don't put your children on Facebook or other sites if they are under-age. We have learnt a terrible lesson. We don't want any other child to be a victim.''

We Can Do It ***

With realization of one's own potential and self-confidence in one's ability, one can build a better world.
Dalai Lama

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Appropriate for Today - WWI English Veteran Honored In Death ***

This I saved last summer and happy I did for it is appropriate for today; telling of the death of the last veteran of WWI from England. The article was posted in Guardian.co.UK . It is long but I didn't want to cut any of it.


Veteran, gentleman and teenager twice, Henry Allingham laid to rest

Patrick Barkham at St Nicholas Church, Brighton guardian.co.uk, Thursday 30 July 2009 22.33 BST Article history

A bugler sounded the last post, the coffin was draped in a union flag, and respectful crowds burst into spontaneous applause, but the funeral of Henry Allingham was far more than a military honour for the oldest survivor of the first world war.

Last Post, a work by the poet laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, commemorated the experiences of Allingham and his contemporaries in the trenches of France. But the family, friends, servicemen and women and ordinary people today gathered to celebrate all the things Allingham was in his 113 years: the world's oldest man, witness to three centuries, East Ender, founder member of the Royal Air Force, mechanic, last survivor of the Battle of Jutland, teenager twice over, Officier, Légion d'Honneur, gentleman, joker, "Grandpa England", and father.

For Betty Hankin, the service at St Nicholas church, Brighton, marked the end of 40 years of estrangement from her father and his family.

Allingham's eldest and only surviving daughter had so little communication with her father following the death of Allingham's wife, Dorothy, that Allingham told friends he assumed his daughter was dead. Members of Hankin's family did not know of the connection until after his death.

Hankin, 89, was visibly moved by the crowd of 1,000 people gathered outside, and Allingham's good friend Dennis Goodwin said Hankin was "a little bit overwhelmed" by the family reunion. Goodwin, founder of the First World War Veterans' Association, believed Allingham "knew all along" that his daughter was still alive. "His family have re-emerged and I think [the funeral] will probably strengthen the bond of Henry's family," he said.

As families sat on union flags like picnickers in the churchyard, Allingham's friend, Air Vice Marshal Peter Dye, gave a touching address to 200 mourners inside. He recalled Allingham aged 110 doing the conga around a dance floor in France in his wheelchair. "When his slippers flew off at a particularly tight corner I was struck – not literally – by how much he enjoyed living," he said. He remembered a trip to the House of Lords when the ever-gallant veteran surprised Black Rod's secretary by asking for her telephone number.

For eight decades after the first world war, Allingham would not discuss the horrors he witnessed as a mechanic during the Battle of Jutland in 1916, in which 6,000 British seamen lost their lives, and a year later at Passchendaele, which claimed 70,000 lives. Instead, he worked for Ford motor company and lived with Dorothy, Betty and Jean, his younger daughter who married a GI and moved to America.

After years living alone and unheralded in Eastbourne, Allingham was befriended by Goodwin and finally encouraged to share his experiences of war. He relished a final decade in which he laid memorial wreaths in France, had an emotional meeting with a 108-year-old German counterpart, and told school children of the sacrifices of his generation and the futility of war.

"He breathed life into our heritage and reminded us of those who had gone before," said Vice Admiral Sir Adrian Johns.

For his friends at St Dunstan's, the care home for blind ex-service personnel where he spent his final years and passed away on 18 July, the service was "so Henry".

"He was a very special man. He was a true gentleman, and he was a gentle man," said Lynn Allen, one of his carers.
 
Allingham's American grandson, David Gray, spoke of the generosity and modesty of "Grandpa England".

Gray recalled waiting for his grandpa to be brought in a wheelchair through Miami airport only to see him pushing a younger member of the airline staff. "That was classic Henry, always a twinkle in his eye and always ready to pull your leg."

"Henry was generous in so many ways. He constantly deflected discussion about himself to others," Gray remembered. And, as two church bells tolled 113 times and the crowd applauded again, Allingham's coffin was driven slowly away.

Another's View of Veterans day ***

This article caught my eye. I decided to post it also in its entirety for your perusal.

Remembering Veterans and the Dead - Blood on Their Hands
By Eamonn McCann

In the UK Remembrance Day is also called as Poppy Day, inaugurated to mark the end of the World War 1 in 1918.

November 11, 2009 "Counterpunch" -- November is the month when people remember the millions of lives lost in the battle of right against wrong."

So said the Belfast Newsletter in an editorial last week, concluding that we should all "wear our poppy with pride."

The editorial spelt out what it is we should be proud of.

"Our servicemen and women are still doing their duty in far-off lands around the world...Military personnel based in Northern Ireland have just returned from the war in Afghanistan, where the battle is being fought up close and personal. They know the cost of serving their country."

And so, too, in many cases, do distraught families left behind. The question is, should we contemplate this vista with pride? Should we concur in the implicit message of the poppy that it is sweet and fitting for young men or women from Ballymena or Ballymagroarty to bleed their last by the roadside in some dusty corner of a distant land?
Is what's happening in Helmand "a battle of right against wrong"? Was the relentless pressure for displays of the poppy in the weeks leading up to Remembrance Sunday an expression of ethical idealism?

All the dead of the Afghan war should, of course, be remembered. And it should be remembered, too, that the vast majority of the fallen are Afghanis. But pride? Ought they not rather be remembered with anger? Just as we should recall the unnumbered dead of World War One not with reverence but with rage? Then, as now, young people fresh-faced from school were flung to their death like fistfuls of chaff for no cause that any working-class person had an interest in. The millions died so a tiny elite could rule the waves and rob the world.

The purpose of the poppy is to sentimentalize this slaughter, to conceal a crime against humanity under a cloak of soft emotion. It has become fashionable in the last 15 years to project World War One, and in particular the stomach-churning carnage at the Somme, as an event around which Irish Catholics and Protestants, Nationalists and Unionists, might come together in sombre unity. Did not Orange and Green stand and fight and die together? Can we not find a sense of oneness now in consecrating ourselves to that memory? Many leaders of Nationalism North and South seem increasingly to agree, and to prize their allocated places in the valedictory ensembles.

In fact, in World War One, Catholics and Protestants alike were treated like dirt and trampled into the mud. The only good reason regularly to recall these horrors is to stiffen our resolve that they must never happen again. There's a thought we could usefully unite around. But Remembrance Day and the poppy, as the Newsletter contentedly noted, is not about ending the insanity and suffering of useless war but about taking pride in past wars so as to prepare the way for the wars of the future.

The English comedian Jimmy Carr landed himself in bother last week with a joke about amputees returned from Afghanistan ensuring British success in future paralympics. Not in the best of taste, right enough. But nowhere near as insulting to the dead and maimed of Britain's imperial adventures as the splashes of crimson on the lapels of political bosses who have drunk deep on the red wine of the battlefield.

Thinking of the latest British deaths in Afghanistan, my mind turned to Peter Brierley, the Yorkshire man whose son, Shaun, died in southern Iraq in March 2003 and who, at the memorial service in St. Paul's last month, turned away from Tony Blair, telling him, "I'm not shaking your hand, you've got blood on it". And to Lance Corporal Joe Glenton from Norwich, facing court martial for refusing to return to fight in Afghanistan. And to Siegfried Sassoon, poet, captain in the Royal Welch Fusilers and winner of the Military Cross, whose "A Soldier's Declaration" in July 1917 earned him the wrath of the war-mongers and the respect of all who love life:

"I am making this statement as an act of willful defiance of military authority, because I believe that the war is being deliberately prolonged by those who have the power to end it.

"I am a soldier, convinced that I am acting on behalf of soldiers. I believe that this war, upon which I entered as a war of defence and liberation, has now become a war of aggression and conquest. I believe that the purposes for which I and my fellow-soldiers entered upon this war should have been so clearly stated as to have made it impossible to change them, and that, had this been done, the objects which actuated us would now be attainable by negotiation.

"I have seen and endured the sufferings of the troops, and I can no longer be a party to prolong these sufferings for ends which I believe to be evil and unjust."

Eamonn McCann can be reached at Eamonderry@aol.com

Sunday, November 8, 2009

What Do Those Words Mean ***

Reading a bit of John Pilger just now, a phrase entered my head; "let the dead bury the dead". ..and of a sudden, its meaning was completely clear...but just for seconds it stayed with me. Ah, that old dementia...

Can someone of you reading this explain in detail what the words mean?

Oh, yes...and John Pilger is 'good'!

H1N1 Vaccine,etc Ingredients ***

Squalene MF-59 - what is this?

Something else I came upon:

Ingredients in the Swine Flu H1N1 Vaccine; Resources, Risks and Dangers

INGREDINTS LIST
In addition to the viral and bacterial RNA or DNA that is part of the vaccines, here are the fillers:
· aluminum hydroxide
· aluminum phosphate
· ammonium sulfate
· amphotericin B
· animal tissues: (pig blood, horse blood, rabbit brain, dog kidney, monkey kidney, chick embryo, chicken egg, duck egg, calf (bovine) serum
· betapropiolactone
· fetal bovine serum
· formaldehyde (this used to preserve deceased bodies)
· formalin
· gelatin
· glycerol
· human diploid cells (originating from human aborted fetal tissue)
· hydrolyzed gelatin
· MSG (monosodium glutamate) (very harmful and in many food products)
· Neomycin
· Neomycin sulfate
· Phenol red indidcator /
· Phenoxyethanol (antifreeze) / (for cars, not bodies!)
· potassium diphosphate and monophosphate
· Polymyxin B
· Polysorbate 20 and 80
· Porcine (pig) pancreatic hydrolysate of casein
· Residual MRC5 proteins
· Sorbitol sucrose
· Thimerosal (mercury) (thought connected with Alzheimers and autism)
· tri(n)butylphospate VERO cells (a continuous line of monkey kidney cells washed sheep red blood cells)

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Puzzle to Me ***

"Possible 61 year prison sentence reduced to 33 months" These are the latest headline words.

I don't understand this. Do you? Could I, as just a lowly "useless eater" or you, hope to receive this, being guilty and deserving of a possible 732 month/61 years sentence down to a possible 33 months/less than 3 years? This is a huge reduction. What did Kerik do? 'Bailout' is a word that comes to mind . . .

Ex-NY police chief Kerik in jail

This is truly a shock to me. Then again, I guess not. I and you have been exposed to some shocking news in our lives, especially over the past few years. Makes me think, humanity is fairly resilient; bouncing back for the next punch to our equilibrium.

After I read the biography (or was it an autobiography) of Bernard Kerik, I felt he was a true shining example of our legal system. His badge certainly shone of high polish! It has been a few years since reading the book but from the general gist of it that I have now, yes, he was a very good example of a truly devoted police officer to his station in life; a high station as a law officer.

He climbed higher before apparently falling. Seems that he now has a tarnished halo in the minds of those who so admired the man, Bernard Kerik.

The story of this man's fall is told everywhere now. It wasn't at the beginning - the first I read about it came from the news source, BBC.co.UK. Why and how is it that we here in the US do not know of things going on right under our nose but those in other countries hear it first? This makes me think, possibly, that our news media are being manipulated, tethered much. Could you believe this also?

Ha! What else do we "not know" today? And will I learn of what I don't know in a foreign newspaper? It's a puzzle to me.

Nevertheless, this is Kerik's business to deal with and having nothing positive to interject into my life (the book-his story did) I refuse to read anything else about it.

I read news, don't get me wrong. But there are times that I just have to back away from the blasts of it and go back into my hidey-hole here beside my gentle creek. Bad news does nothing good for my soul and life. Besides I, like you, have enough "bad news" in personal life and not needing to take on the worry of a once top-position guy.

Today his former shoes have been filled by another. I'm sad for Mr. Kerik but also realize: we create our life and its such a narrow path we tread. I, myself, have fallen off the path often.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Stan Ovshinsky, a Great American ***

His inventions made CDs and DVDs possible ... His batteries are found in every hybrid car ... He's moved solar panel technology into the 21st century... So why isn't he lauded by the US news media? Because in addition to being a successful businessman, he's been an outspoken advocate for social justice. Meet a great American that the rightwing press doesn't have the time to tell you about. Details:http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/554.html

I think you will enjoy listening and watching this.

Eye of the Beholder ***

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Poem for November ***


November
The mellow year is hasting to its close
The little birds have almost sung their last,
Their small notes twitter in the dreary blast-
That shrill-piped harbinger of early snows;
The patient beauty of the scentless rose,
Oft with the morn’s hoar crystal quaintly glassed,
Hangs, a pale mourner for the summer past,
And makes a little summer where it grows.
In the chill sunbeam of the faint brief day
The dusky waters shudder as they shine;
The russet leaves obstruct the straggling way
Of cozy brooks, which no deep banks define;
And the gaunt woods, in ragged, scant array,
Wrap their old limbs with somber ivy twine.


Hartley Coleridge.

Ah, Grandchildren ***

~I didn't know if my granddaughter had learned her crayon 'colors' yet, so I decided to test her. I would point out something and ask what color it was... She would tell me...and was always correct. It was fun for me, so I continued.... At long last, she headed for the door, saying, "Grandma, I think you should try to figure out some of these, yourself!"

~When my grandson Billy and I entered our vacation cabin, we kept the lights off until we were inside to keep from attracting pesky insects. Still, a few fireflies followed us in. Billy understood the 'game plan.' Noticing them before I did, Billy whispered, "It's no use Grandpa. Now the mosquitoes are coming after us with flashlights."

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Doctora Rauni Kilde, Former Health Minister of Finland ***

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTgyakGAddM

This doctor speaks in English. Very forceful. This is a must watch.

Marriage? ***

There's a way of transferring funds that is even faster than electronic banking. It's called marriage." James Holt McGavran

"I've had bad luck with both my wives. The first one left me and the second one didn't." Patrick Murray

No Proof ***



11/1/09, 3:06 PM
Eastern Daylight Time

"To those who believe, no proof is necessary; to those who do not, none will suffice
"All endings are also beginnings. We just don't know it at the time ... " Mitch Albom

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Did You Know This? I Didn't. ***

The stripes on a tiger’s face are as individual as human finger prints.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

You Can't Take It With You, its said... ***

The Loyal Wife
There was a man who had worked all of his life, had saved all of his money, and was a real miser when it came to his money. Just before he died, he said to his wife, 'When I die, I want you to take all my money and put it in the casket with me. I want to take my money to the after life with me.' And so he got his wife to promise him with all of her heart that when he died, she would put all of the money in the casket with him.

Well, he died . . . He was stretched out in the casket, his wife was sitting there in black, and her friend was sitting next to her. When they finished the ceremony, just before the undertakers got ready to close the casket, the wife said, 'Wait, just a minute!' She had a box with her, she came over with the box and put it in the casket. Then the undertakers locked the casket down, and they rolled it away.

Her friend said, 'I know you weren't fool enough to put all that money in there with your husband.' The loyal wife replied 'Listen, I can't go back on my word. I promised him that I was going to put all his money in that casket with him.' 'You mean to tell me you put all that money in the casket with him !!! ?' 'I sure did' said the wife. 'I got it all together, put it into my account and wrote him a check. If he can cash it, he can spend it.'

Monday, October 26, 2009

Should We Kill the Messenger? Or... ***

A few days ago I posted a link. It was posted only to give you another side of an issue that is prominent in society's mind today - the issue of vaccines. Shouldn't one have all sides, all information before making a decision about anything. The messenger on this link has been cut down - quickly!  I too.

For thirty nine years I have learned, known and used alternative health methods and can with complete honesty say they helped and never harmed in any way; no telling what condition I would be in today without chiropractic - yet, steven barrett, a psychiatrist and owner of Quackwatch puts it down too. He, being in a medical profession, I would and could not expect any less of him. Nevertheless, chiropractic now has a good reputation as beneficial.

I am well aware there is much disinformation to be gotten through the media and as I said before, I sift and investigate. I would expect no less of anyone. Apparently that is not enough. The messenger of the video has been blackballed. So I deleted my post to that link. I certainly don't want to guide or influence anyone wrongly. So each one must do what he feels is right.

Also, with very few visitors or readers to my blog, I can feel relief that not many read and followed the post's video link and were "mis-steered".

This experience has helped me conclude: Don't try to help; keep quiet about your truth, feel guilt when death arrives or a child rarely speaks. In defeat, I say: Que serra, serra ( What will be will be).

My apology to you if you think it was tainted information. Don't kill the messenger only because you don't understand or believe the message. Seems this happened another time, around two thousand years ago, didn't it? Between then and now, it was also believed the earth was flat!

A final question: Is mercury a constituent of the healthy human body?

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Ha Ha - Lucrative Business Endeavor, Don't You Think? ***

NIGEL JOHNSON-HILL, PARKFARM, MILLAND, LIPHOOK GU30 7JT

Rt Hon David Miliband MP Secretary of State.
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
(DEFRA), Nobel House
17 Smith Square London SW1P 3JR

16 July 2009

Dear Secretary of State,

My friend, who is in farming at the moment, recently received a cheque for £3,000 from the Rural Payments Agency for not rearing pigs.. I would now like to join the "not rearing pigs" business.

In your opinion, what is the best kind of farm not to rear pigs on, and which is the best breed of pigs not to rear? I want to be sure I approach this endeavour in keeping with all government policies, as dictated by the EU under the Common Agricultural Policy.

I would prefer not to rear bacon pigs, but if this is not the type you want not rearing, I will just as gladly not rear porkers. Are there any advantages in not rearing rare breeds such as Saddlebacks or Gloucester Old Spots, or are there too many people already not rearing these?

As I see it, the hardest part of this programme will be keeping an accurate record of how many pigs I haven't reared. Are there any Government or Local Authority courses on this?

My friend is very satisfied with this business. He has been rearing pigs for forty years or so, and the best he ever made on them was £1,422 in 1968. That is - until this year, when he received a cheque for not rearing any.

If I get £3,000 for not rearing 50 pigs, will I get £6,000 for not rearing 100? I plan to operate on a small scale at first, holding myself down to about 4,000 pigs not raised, which will mean about £240,000 for the first year. As I become more expert in not rearing pigs, I plan to be more ambitious, perhaps increasing to, say, 40,000 pigs not reared in my second year, for which I should expect about £2.4 million from your department. Incidentally, I wonder if I would be eligible to receive tradable carbon credits for all these pigs not producing harmful and polluting methane gases?

Another point: These pigs that I plan not to rear will not eat 2,000 tonnes of cereals. I understand that you also pay farmers for not growing crops. Will I qualify for payments for not growing cereals to not feed the pigs I don't rear?

I am also considering the "not milking cows" business, so please send any information you have on that too. Please could you also include the current Defra advice on set aside fields? Can this be done on an e-commerce basis with virtual fields (of which I seem to have several thousand hectares)?

In view of the above you will realise that I will be totally unemployed, and will therefore qualify for unemployment benefits. I shall of course be voting for your party at the next general election.

Yours faithfully,
Nigel Johnson-Hill

Monday, October 19, 2009

Fast Talking Trucker ***

A trucker came into a truck stop cafe and placed his order. He said, "I want three flat tires, a set of headlights and a pair of running boards."
The brand new blonde waitress, not wanting to appear stupid, went to the kitchen and said to the cook,
"This guy out there just ordered three flat tires, a pair of headlights and a pair of running boards. What does he think this place is, an auto parts store?"
"No," the cook said. "Three flat tires means three pancakes, a set of headlights is two eggs sunny side up, and running boards are 2 slices of crisp bacon."
"Oh, OK!" said the blonde. She thought about it for a moment and then spooned up a bowl of beans and gave it to the customer.
The trucker asked, "What are the beans for, Blondie?"
She replied, "I thought while you were waiting for the flat tires, headlights and running boards, You might as well gas up!"

FOR ONCE THE BLONDE GETS EVEN!

Friday, October 16, 2009

A 'Tater' Tale ***

Only 'Small Potatoes??'

Well, A girl Potato and boy Potato had eyes for each other,

And finally they got married, and had a little sweet potato, which they called 'Yam.'

Of course, they wanted the best for Yam.

When it was time, they told her about the facts of life.

They warned her about going out

And

Getting half-baked, so she wouldn't get accidentally mashed, and get a bad name for herself like 'Hot Potato,' and end up with a bunch of Tater Tots

Yam said not to worry, no Spud would get her into the sack and make a rotten potato out of her!

But on the other hand she wouldn't stay home and become a couch Potato either.

She would get plenty of exercise so as not to be skinny like her Shoestring Cousins.

When she went off to Europe, Mr. And Mrs. Potato told Yam to watch out for the 'hard-boiled' guys from Ireland and the greasy guys from France called the French Fries.

And when she went out West, to watch out for the Indians, so she wouldn't get 'scalloped.'

Yam said she would stay on the straight and narrow and wouldn't associate with those high class Yukon Golds, or the low class ones from the other side of the tracks, who advertise "their trade" on all the trucks that say, 'Frito Lay.'

Mr. And Mrs. Potato sent Yam to Idaho P.U. (that's Potato University ) so that when she graduated she'd really
be 'in the chips.'

But in spite of all the good advice and the wonderful things they did for her, one-day Yam came home and announced happily she was going to marry Tom Brokaw.

Tom Brokaw??

Mr And Mrs. Potato were very, very upset.

They told Yam she couldn't possibly marry Tom Brokaw, because he's just.......

Are you ready for this?

Are you sure?

OK! Here it is! Tom Brokaw is...


a COMMONTATER

Monday, October 12, 2009

Fashion-Conscious or Comfort? Which Will It Be? ***

Today I think the sky is going to fall. It's almost dark outside at 10 am. Will it rain or possibly snow? The air is really chilly as C, the Dachshund wouldn't stay out for more than a couple of minutes. I should have gotten him that shiny black hooded coat at the "unnamed huge box store that has taken over our town; the store that has taken over the world!" Wouldn't it look cute, except for being black and his coat being brown. I gave pause when looking at it and wondering if his very floppy ears would be a hindrance with the hood part. Probably; so I replaced it on the rack. No other coat would be of any use since they all were either miniature, small or medium - the medium maybe fitting an obese terrier. How does one keep their rottweiler or black lab warm?

If C is going to take a trip outdoors, I'm certain he wants to be fashionable. Color is an important factor. There was one loosely woven sweater that possibly would fit him, but what manly dog wants to go around dressed in a pink sweater with a huge pink bow adorning it?

Indoors he can roll up tightly in his large blanket, forgetting about fashion and just staying warm. It's a show watching him work to get covered and settle down for a nap. One morning, my pajama bottom fell off the bed onto his blanket. A few minutes later, I noticed he was wrapped skintight into the pajama leg. I don't know how he manages to get completely inside one leg but his former housemate, D H, could do the same. I remember one day looking down on her and she had wiggled into the sleeve of a flannel shirt and her nose pointed out of the cuff. Being hefty and stubbornly unwilling to assist me, it was some job trying to release her from the sleeve. I really miss that speckled dog. She was so innocent and unaware of danger; cars don't stop in my neck of the woods!

For the time being, C has decided it is much more comfortable to cocoon in his blanket and dream of those tail-flicking squirrels leaping through the trees with their found booty of butternuts, probably realizing he won't be chasing many in this nasty weather. The rain has come.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Sai Baba ***

Life is a song - sing it. Life is a game - play it. Life is a challenge - meet it. Life is a dream - realize it. Life is a sacrifice - offer it. Life is love - enjoy it.

What is new in the world? Nothing. What is old in the world? Nothing. Everything has always been and will always be.

What matters is to live in the present, live now, for every moment is now. It is your thoughts and acts of the moment that create your future. The outline of your future path already exists, for you created its pattern by your past.
Sai Baba

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Truth's Stages ***

“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."

Wonderful Weapon ***

"If you’re a dreamer of any kind, then optimism isn’t just a state of mind, it’s a weapon in your arsenal."
Sara, OnSimplicity.net

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Weird Habit? You Could Say So ***

"jinksy" from Napple Notes (on your left), one I follow from my blog list, joggled (Ah, new word, Mr. Webster) my head just now, making me remember something I wanted to say awhile back.

I have somewhat become attached to the 'Next Blog' action - shown just above my blog. While relaxing I will browse and, when finding one in my language and it looks interesting, I begin reading. After months and months of reading other blogs and being confused quite often, I realized what must be done to remedy the confusion. Start at the beginning post on a blog - imperative if you want to have the complete picture. Go to the bottom of the archive. Finding the last month, clicking it brings you to all posts for that first blogging month; then you have to work your way backwards to the very first post.

Sometimes it is aggravating having to "go backward". I wonder why the Blog Factories can't arrange for our blogs to be easier to navigate. I have seen (a very few) blogs where the Archive lists first month's posts first and I think, "why can't I get mine to do this?".

But doing something backwards isn't always 'bad', I might say. In the beginning of my sixty years of reading I could get very involved in the plot, the scene, the whole shebang and get impatient for the surprise ending. Ooooh, at the age of eight I remember the suspense of the Nancy Drew mysteries. (Gosh, no wonder I still today have a clenched stomach and knotted nerves all over my body!) One day I realized, "I'm in control of this read" and I turned to the back - the last page.

This little habit, which sometimes caused disappointment for my reading of front to back, grew and grew. Today, I can actually get more understanding from a news article, a true story or directions, recipe, whatever, when I start with reading the last paragraph and going backwards for a few. Then I go to the beginning, thus making better sense to me.

Guess I like to know the end result before I begin the journey to that end result. You say weird? Yup, I'll agree with you. But it sure works for me and saves me time and using or killing a few brain cells. Uh, I wonder if this has any connection to dyslexia?

Go ahead, give me your comment - I learn from them. . . but please be nice; I'm such a sensitive soul and also: I have a bad headache at the moment. Ha, ha. :>)

Friends *** poem

I like this and wish to share with you.

Friends!

As we walk our path of life,
We meet people everyday.
Most are simply met by chance
But, some are sent our way.

These become special friends
Whose bond we can't explain;
The ones who understand us
And share our joy and pain.

Their love contains no boundaries.
So, even we are apart.
Their presence enhances us
With a warmth felt in the heart.

This love becomes a passageway,
When even the miles disappear.
And so, these friends, God sends our way,
Remain forever near.

One Leader's Perspective on Swine Flu ***

Ron Paul in Washington

http://www.youtube.com:80/watch?v=4Ty73YK8e0U

Ponder This ***

Something else to ponder upon:

First they came to me with information
But I did not understand or accept it
Because I am not a conspiratorialist
Then they came with another theory
I could not accept it because it didn't make sense to me
Because I have not experienced any personal evidence
Then they tried again but I cannot accept such idiotic concepts
and so I closed my mind again
Because the concept was too far fetched
Then they came with some proof that I finally understood
So I told a friend
He did not accept because he did not understand what I was telling him
Paraphrased

"You May Not!" ***

"When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know, the end result is tyranny and oppression no matter how holy the motives."
--Robert Heinlein

I came across this quote and thought it appropriate for the situations of our world today.

Monday, October 5, 2009

An Open Mind ***

"Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy, and strength, if faced with an open mind.": Henry Miller (1891-1980) American writer

Saturday, October 3, 2009

U.S. JUDGE RULES AGAINST CUMPULSORY VACCINATION / COURT DOCUMENT ***

30 years after compulsory vaccination became US Law: US Court - issues an injunction to stop it and to hold the government and drug companies responsible for reactions.

A Preliminary Injunction to stop mandatory vaccinations has been issued in the United States District Court of New Jersey.

This comes after a federal lawsuit opposing forced vaccines was filed in that court by Tim Vawter, pro se attorney, on July 31st with the federal government as defendant.

When the judge signs the Preliminary Injunction, it will stop the federal government from forcing anyone in any state to take flu vaccine against their will.

It will also prevent a state or local government from forcibly vaccinating anyone, and forbid any person who is not vaccinated from being denied any services or constitutional rights.

Vawters filings included a Complaint, and several pages of evidentiary Exhibits. Vawters legal papers have been written not only for filing in federal court, but additionally so they can be looked at by activists around the world for ideas on filing lawsuits in their own countries to help stop forced vaccinations.

Vawter believes that as the truth of the dangers of flu vaccines continues to become known, banning the forced use of them will eventually succeed on a worldwide basis. He cautions people to avoid fear and keep themselves focused on the task of blocking forced vaccination.

Preliminary Injunction will immediately halt mandatory vaccinations in the U.S. The Court, having heard the Motion for Preliminary Injunction and read the papers in its support, states in the Preliminary Injunction that it appears the federal government has engaged in some amount of negligence with regards to failure to properly investigate the safety of the flu vaccines scheduled for use in late 2009-2010, and the evidence submitted does warrant a more thorough investigation into the safety of the flu vaccines.

The Court ordered that the government shall be forbidden from forcing any person to be required to take any influenza vaccination against that persons free will and free choice. The government will not allow any state or local government, or any party, to force any person to be required to take any influenza vaccination against that persons free will and free choice.

U.S. government sued for gross negligence and violation of the Constitution.

In his Cause of Action, Vawter charged that the federal government has engaged in gross negligence by funding and promoting flu vaccines that are proven to be dangerous and manufactured with little oversight.

The vaccines scheduled for use in late 2009 and 2010 contain heavy metals including thimerosal mercury, which have been proven to cause autism in children with lowered immune systems, and other dangerous and toxic ingredients.

The federal government has stated it will force these flu vaccines onto the American public against their will, under a document signed by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

He further charged that the vaccine makers stand to earn billions of dollars selling vaccines, and are already spending tens of millions advertising a Phase 6 Pandemic that the evidence shows does not really exist.

The federal government has not required the World Health Organization (WHO) to show evidence of such a pandemic. There has been no collection of facts, sworn testimony, witnesses being questioned, hearings being held, or lie detector tests being given when preposterous statements have been made.

The WHO declared a massive Phase 6 Influenza Pandemic, even though only a few hundred people worldwide had so far died of this swine flu virus, and when far more people die each year of regular flu.

Vawter noted there is a preponderance of evidence to show that the federal government so poorly trained its employees that they eagerly agreed with the unsubstantiated claims of the WHO in the face of evidence to the contrary.

Forced vaccination would violate the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution by allowing the government to enter homes and force people to be vaccinated, or to forcibly remove people to another location for vaccination. It would also violate Fifth Amendment Constitutional rights by depriving people of liberty without due process of law.

Vawter charged that the federal government has engaged in gross negligence by failing to properly investigate factual evidence submitted by esteemed medical professions over many years which proves flu vaccines have caused serious damage to people.

The CDC has stated that thimerosal mercury is being used in the new flu vaccines being prepared.

The government has failed to investigate profiteering.. Billions of dollars in vaccine sales can cause organizations to falsify threats so as to cause unwarranted public hysteria leading to forced vaccinations.

The government is guilty of gross negligence because its employees failed to properly investigate the release of a case of live swine flu virus.

One of the main companies the government deals with, Baxter Vaccines, was apparently involved in the transporting of live bird flu virus that was released on a public train earlier this year. A lab technician with the Swiss National Center for Influenza in Geneva had traveled to Zurich to collect eight ampoules, five of which were filled with the H1N1 swine flu virus. However, failure of the dry ice in their container allowed pressure to build up, and the ampoules exploded as the train was pulling into a station.

The highly reputable UK newspaper the Telegraph reported on July 2nd that flu vaccines tested on homeless people caused twenty-one of them to die.

Vawter charged there is a preponderance of evidence to show that government will not provide people being vaccinated with a list of the vaccine ingredients and possible negative side effects before they are vaccinated.

Most of the public will not know this flu vaccine contains thimerosal mercury. Vawter submitted an Order to force the government to publish vaccine ingredients and side effects, and to give this information to everyone who takes a flu vaccine, and do so at least 3 days prior to their vaccination.

A denial of this order would violate Plaintiff rights to demand the government obey the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution by requiring it to engage in freedom of speech. The First Amendment not only allows a citizen to have freedom of speech himself, but it allows a citizen to demand his government engage in freedom of speech when it is promoting the use of such as these vaccinations to the public.

The government proclamation stating a person cannot sue for any damages he receives from the flu vaccine, completely bypasses the congress and the court system in violation of the Seventh Amendment of the Constitution which grants the right to sue to recover for damages.

Vawter submitted an Order to deem unconstitutional any proclamation, rule or similar law that forbids people from suing for damages resulting from the vaccines of 2009 and 2010. Robert O. Young, Ph.D., D.Sc. Founder of ~THE NEW BIOLOGYT Creator of the ~SCIENCE OF ALKALINE LIVINGT for Health. http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-335421?ref=feeds%2Flatest

Frozen Crabs & The blonde Stewardess ****

A lawyer boarded an airplane in New Orleans with a box of frozen crabs and asked a blonde stewardess to take care of them for him. She took the box and promised to put it in the crew's refrigerator. He advised her that he was holding her personally responsible for them staying frozen, mentioning in a very haughty manner that he was a lawyer, and proceeded to rant at her about what would happen if she let them thaw out. Needless to say, she was annoyed by his behavior. Shortly before landing in New York , she used the intercom to announce to the entire cabin, "Would the gentleman who "gave me the 'crabs' in New Orleans," please raise your hand?" A loud stunned silence pervaded the entire cabin....Not one man's hand went up.....So she took them home and ate them. Two lessons here: 1. Lawyers aren't as smart as they think they are. 2. Blondes aren't as dumb as most folks think.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Electrocution *** Ha Ha

http://crazymranch.blogspot.com/ On this blog, you will find the funniest story: Friday Funny, Sept 18, 2009. I choked on my laughter! You will too. Its an all round good blog.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Be Cautious With Your Biddings***

The link below is an account of a scam dealing with golf clubs, clothes, and other merchandise that has reached into the $millions through the popular EBay. Reading it decided me to be a lot more cautious. I never knew. Be Aware!
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/crime/article6845133.ece

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Blind Youth ***

The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can never end.
Benjamin Disraeli

Monday, September 14, 2009

Seen on a Poster ***

You are wrong but that's okay. It can be blamed on your ignorance.

Just Had to Pass This On ***

Baby born at 9:09 on 9/9/09 weighs 9 lbs., 9 oz.

Laughter erupted in hospital room when nurse announced significant digits

LA CROSSE, Wis. - No doubt about it, the nines have it. Chuck Berendes of La Crosse said he will never forget the birthday of his third child, born Wednesday on the ninth day of the ninth month in the year 2009.

Nor will Berendes and his wife, Polly, forget Henry Michael's arrival time — at 9:09 a.m. by Cesarean section at Franciscan Skemp Medical Center in La Crosse.

But they got the biggest laugh when the newborn was placed on the delivery room scale following his birth

Berendes said it was metric scale so the doctor did the math in his head, but to make sure, he had the nurse also do the conversion.

Berendes said they broke into laughter when the nurse told them Henry weighed 9 pounds, 9 ounces.

Antics of A New Baby ...Elephant, That Is ***

http://www.fox13now.com/videobeta/watch/?watch=4e0f02f4-ec26-451d-8a32-5bb5fbc87373&cat=empty&src=front&title=Raw%20Video:%20Baby%20Elephant

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Given Time, All Will Be Revealed ***

"Fear not therefore; for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known" (Matthew 10:26)

A very hopeful statement; especially in these days of chaotic confusion and deception everywhere.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

New on my Blog List - MMS newsletter ***

Having taken MMS in the past and then as a lot of us do, slacking off and then forgetting about it, once again it comes to my attention. I have begun taking it again - 5 drops gave me nausea so today I dropped down to 1 drop and taking every three hours. Lately I am 'grasping at straws' as you may guess from recently past postings of mine. There is a saying: "When the student is ready, the teacher will come." This statement is so true, as it has been shown to me that this IS what happens time and time again. This is the way of the universe, no doubt. There is a link at the bottom of the list of my blog links, MMS newsletter which contains abundant information if you are curious and in need. Help yourself. I'll soon offer it to my brother.

Early am Ha, Ha ***

Somebody has said there are only two kinds of people in the world.~ There are those who wake up in the morning and say, "Good morning, Lord," ~Then there are those who wake up in the morning and say, "Good Lord, it's morning."

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Essiac Tea - Cancer, Other Ailments ***

If you have read any of my recent postings, you will recall that I wrote of my brother having cancer. When I first learned of this, my mind was a complete shutdown of past knowledge that I gained a few years ago of ways to rid the body of cancer.

Whether A's has progressed too far or if he will take advantage of the information I have, I do not know. It can be of benefit to those of you or ones you may know of, so I want to pass it on to you.

Some years ago I learned the Rene Caisse story and about Essiac Tea and bought some but hesitated making it, thinking of the likely bitter taste. Finally, after finding a large stainless pot (absolutely necessary)to brew a full gallon, which requires 4 oz. of the herbs, I brewed. Many wild herbs are bitter - Essiac isn't; in fact, it is very bland and easy to take. I drank 2 oz twice daily. It helped greatly in my overall conditions.

There are many ailments that this tea will help. Here is a toll free number 1-888-568-3036 you can call and get a free booklet (several pages) with much good information in it; or write for it at PO 278, Crestone, CO 81131. Call and ask for the Essiac Tea book.

Here you will find more information:
http://www.essiac-canada.com/video_part1.htm
http://www.essiac-canada.com/video_part2.htm
http://www.essiac-canada.com/rene_caisse.htm
http://www.healthfreedom.info/Cancer%20Essiac.
http://www.essiac-canada.com/?source=overturehtmp://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/patient-essiac.html
http://www.healthfreedom.info/Essiac%20Diabetes%20Detoxification.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Essiac

Response of one company on the current situation: I'm sorry to hear that your brother has been dealing with such a serious issue. I would like to tell you that essiac tea will indeed rid the body of cancer but I'm not allowed to make such a claim. The US Government won't allow us to say anything positive about essiac tea except that it is a herbal supplement.

Note: drug companies, FDA, medical system = big $$$. Why would "They" promote herbal therapies that cost so little and are no profit to them?

Friday, August 28, 2009

When Will It Stop? ****

From the blog http://livesstrong.blogspot.com/ "In the morning of Wednesday, huge explosions happened if the capital, killing, injuring, and frightening the innocents .. the government didn't say the true numbers of people who died and injured, they were afraid of a "revolution" or "a panic situation" .. but from doctors we know that 1700 citizens were injured, and more than 500 died .."

This is a young girl's blog who lives in Baghdad, Iraq. Following her posts, keeps in mind what is happening in her world. I believe her reports far more than what US citizens are receiving from the controlled media.

Read her blog and learn the facts from the heart of this child.
Just so we don't forget what is still strongly happening day in and day out!

Enlightenment! ***

One day a florist went to a new local barber for a haircut. After the cut, the Florist asked how much he owed, and the barber replied, "I cannot accept money from you. I'm doing community service this week." The florist was pleased and left the shop. When the barber went to open his shop the next morning, there was a 'thank you' card and a dozen roses waiting for him at his door. The next day, a cop came in for a haircut, and when he tried to pay his bill, the barber again replied, "I cannot accept money from you. I'm doing community service this week." The cop was happy and left the shop. When the barber arrived at his shop the following morning, there was a 'thank you' card and a dozen donuts waiting for him at his door. Then a Congressman came in for a haircut, and when he went to pay his bill, the barber again replied, "I cannot accept money from you. I'm doing community service this week." The Congressman was very happy and left the shop. The next morning when the barber arrived at work, there were a dozen Congressmen lined up waiting for free haircuts. And that almost perfectly illustrates the fundamental difference between the grateful citizens of our country and the politicians who run it.

A "ha, ha" ***

In Paris they simply stared when I spoke to them in French; I never did succeed in making those idiots understand.


Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.

Friday, August 14, 2009

ALL GOOD THINGS IN GOOD TIME! A Ha Ha***

A cop was patrolling near midnight in a well-known lovers lane spot. He sees a couple in a car, with the interior light brightly glowing. The cop carefully approaches the car to get a closer look. He sees a young man behind the wheel, reading a computer magazine. He then notices a young woman in the rear seat, knitting. Puzzled by this surprising situation, the cop walks to the car and gently raps on the driver's window. The young man lowers his window. "Uh... yes officer?" The cop says, "What are you doing?" The young man says, "Well officer, I'm reading a magazine." Pointing towards the young woman in the back seat the cop says, "And her, what is she doing?" The young man shrugs, "Sir, I believe she's knitting a pullover sweater." Now, the cop is totally confused. A young couple, alone in a car at night in a lovers lane... and nothing that breaks the obscenity law is happening! The cop asks, "What's your age, young man?" The young man says, "I'm 22, sir." The cop asks, "And her... she looks very young, maybe underage--what's her age?" The young man looks at his watch and replies, "She'll be 18 in eleven minutes!"

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Politicians are the Easiest ***

Five surgeons are discussing who were the best patients to operate on.

The first surgeon says, 'I like to see Accountants on my operating table because when you open them up, everything inside is numbered.'

The second responds, 'Yeah, but you should try Electricians! Everything inside them is colour-coded.'

The third surgeon says, 'No, I really think Librarians are the best; everything inside them is in alphabetical order.'

The fourth surgeon chimes in, 'You know I like Construction Workers. Those guys always understand when you have a few parts left over at the end, and when the job takes longer than you said it would.'

But the fifth surgeon shut them all up when he observed, 'You're all wrong. Politicians are the easiest to operate on. There's no guts, no heart, no balls, no brains, and no spine, and there are only two moving parts - the mouth and the arsehole - and they are interchangeable'

Friday, June 26, 2009

Goodbye, Michael Jackson and Thank You. ***

. . .with an acknowledgement that this World star had led a much troubled life, it can never be taken away from Michael Jackson the real love he had for all of humanity and best expressed by him in the chorus of his anthem to the human race, We Are The World:

Heal the world
Make it a better place
For you and for me and
The entire human race

There are people dying
If you care enough for the living
Make a better place
For you and for me.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Message From Another ***

The passage below I read on Nancy's blog "Where in the World is Mrs. Smith". She is writing from Japan; she is traveling the country. I'm certain she wouldn't disapprove of my passing it on to you also. An important message.

Hiroshima ... click there
"I don't think I've ever hit the wall of broken humanity quite the way I did today. I've come face to face with my own brokenness, but never fallen humanity like this. Hiroshima. We visited the museum and the memorials today. The museum is quite graphic - showing pictures of burned bodies, shelled buildings, radiation disease. And why? War. Why? You can rationalize all day long if you want, but the upshot is, we will continue to do these horrible things to each other as long as the world is without hope. Nations will continue to oppress and abuse their people; leaders will continue to gain more and more power despite the cost to their people; individuals will continue to harbor their pain and display it through hatred and prejudice and anger and violence.There's only one answer for what I saw today. I am more and more a pacifist as I grow and see more of the world and its people and I am more and more aware of Who brings that peace that passes understanding . . ."

A very humbling message for all. It is past time that we each change ourself but never too late. When the last one reaches the resolve in his heart 'to be' peace, then all will be well.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Our Problem ***

"Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is that numbers of people all over the world have obeyed the dictates of the leaders of their government and have gone to war, and millions have been killed because of this obedience. . . Our problem is that people are obedient all over the world in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity, and war, and cruelty" : Howard Zinn

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Gardacil ***

Long time Brasscheck TV viewers know that we've been warning about Gardacil for over two years now.
Gardacil is an injected product that's being fraudulently promoted as a vaccine against cervical cancer.
States are actually looking at making this vaccine mandatory for all school aged girls.
Here's the news two years after we issued our unambiguous warning.

Details:
http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/646.html

Its Time Has Come ***

It is time, wouldn't you agree? Watching this short video and then linking to others, I heard one man say he went 100 miles on 4 ounces! Yes, its time has come. There is much research and experimenting happening. Who is blocking the doors to the grand entrance?

http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/645.html

Monday, June 15, 2009

Healing Laughter ***

Two blondes living in Oklahoma were sitting on a bench talking, and one blonde says to the other, 'Which do you think is farther away... Florida or the moon?' The other blonde turns and says 'Helloooooooooo, can you see Florida ?????'

"Man at the Grave"

A man placed some flowers on the grave of his dearly departed mother and started back toward his car when his attention was diverted to another man kneeling at a grave. The man seemed to be praying with profound intensity and kept repeating, "Why did you have to die? Why did you have to die?"The first man approached him and said, "Sir, I don't wish to interfere with your private grief, but this demonstration of pain is more than I've ever seen before. For whom do you mourn so deeply? A child? A parent?" The mourner took a moment to collect himself, then replied, "My wife's first husband."

The Smoking Gun ***

In June of 2000, the Center for Disease Control, the World Wealth Organization, the FDA, "leading" scientists and representatives of the pharmaceutical industry got together for a secret meeting.

Their focus was the growing public and scientific awareness that mercury used as a preservative in vaccines for children had unleashed an epidemic of autism.

The participants came to three conclusions:

1. They acknowledged the autism/mercury connection was true (or at least highly plausible)

2. They conspired to create a statistical smokescreen to obscure the science

3. They agreed not to disclose anything that took place at the meeting.

Your tax dollars at work.

Details: http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/644.html

Friday, June 12, 2009

A post from American Thinker ***


http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2009/06/you_might_be_a_misogynist_ifyo.html

June 11, 2009

You Might Be a Misogynist if...you don't want Letterman fired
Kyle-Anne Shiver

There are not many mere words which will cause my normally quietly-simmering, red blood to boil over, but the things David Letterman has said on his show regarding a 14 year-old girl, and his ensuing non-apologies are in this league. That he now claims the remarks were aimed at Bristol Palin, a few years older than the younger sister, Willow, who was in New York with her mother, when he joked about her "being knocked up by Rodriguez" in the 7th inning, is a ridiculous ruse aimed at covering his own scrawny backside. David Letterman should lose his public forum immediately, as he has proven unworthy of it in all respects. He hasn't even enough decency to know what a vile, unforgivable thing he has done.
I am firmly convinced that the perpetrators of sexual abuse and rape, of both girls and women (and boys), are intrinsically deformed in their very souls. Sexual abuse is the most primitive and the most absolute of personal violations, from which many females never fully recover. In fact, psychiatrists have deemed sexual abuse to be "soul murder," and say that it is the most psychologically harmful among the entire spectrum of abuse scenarios. Exactly why this is so remains a scientific mystery. But whatever the cause, civilized people have known for many centuries that misogyny that is acted out on the body of a girl or woman is a supreme violation of all that is good. So, for David Letterman to even think in his private thoughts of making a 14 year-old girl the object of his wicked rape fantasy is purely beyond the pale. For him to actually speak aloud the picture-perfect words to that effect is ground for his being shunned from all polite company. For him to go to the extent of saying this on the national air waves, the most public of all public forums, is grounds for immediate dismissal, in my opinion.Letterman has made himself a verbal "flasher," sinking to the lowest of the low. He is now lower than a rodent in the trashiest gutter and ought to be treated as such. He does not even deserve to call himself a man.No genuine respecter of women could think otherwise, in my opinion.
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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Underground City of Giants Discovered - Missouri ***

MISSOURI'S BURIED CITY.A STRANGE DISCOVERY IN A COAL MINE NEAR MOBERLY.St. Louis, Mo., April 8 - The city of Moberly, Mo. is stirred up over the discovery of a wonderful buried city, which was discovered at the bottom of a coal shaft, 360 feet deep, which was being sunk near the city. A hard and thick stratum of lava arches in the buried city. the streets of which are regularly laid out and inclosed by walls of stone, which is cut and dressed in a fairly good, although rude, style of masonry. A hall 30 by 160 feet was discovered, wherein were stone benches and tools of all descriptions for mechanical service.
Further search disclose statues and images made of a composition closely resembling bronze, lacking lustre. A stone fountain was found, situated in a wide court or street, and from it a stream of perfectly pure water was flowing, which was found to be strongly impregnated with lime. Lying beside the foundation were portions of the skeleton of a human being. The bones of the leg measured, the femur four and one-half feet, the tibia four feet and three inches, showing that when alive the figure was three times the size of an ordinary man, and possessed of a wonderful muscular power and quickness.
The head bones had separated in two places, the sagittal and the caronal sutures having been destroyed. The implements found embrace bronze and flint knives, stone and granite hammers, metallic saws of rude workmanship, but proved metal, and others of similar character; they are not so highly polished, nor so accurately made as those now finished by our best mechanics, but they show skill and an evidence of an advanced civilization that are very wonderful.
The facts above given are vouched for by Mr. David Coates, the Recorder of the city of Moberly and Mr. George Keating, city Marshal who were of the exploring party. A further extended search will be made in a day or two.source:http://www.wunderkabinett.co.uk/damndata/index.php?/archives/1806-An-underground-city-of-giants-beneath-Moberly,-Missouri.html

Picked this story up from Mark H. My thanks to him.

Browsing Led Me Here ***

From the Students Handbook @ Indiana University

Definition of: Plagiarism

Plagiarism is defined as presenting someone else’s work, including the work of other
students, as one’s own. Any ideas or materials taken from another source for either
written or oral use must be fully acknowledged, unless the information is common
knowledge. What is considered “common knowledge” may differ from course to
course.
a. A student must not adopt or reproduce ideas, opinions, theories, formulas,
graphics, or pictures of another person without acknowledgment.
b. A student must give credit to the originality of others and acknowledge
indebtedness whenever:
(1) directly quoting another person’s actual words, whether oral or written;
(2) using another person’s ideas, opinions, or theories;
(3) paraphrasing the words, ideas, opinions, or theories of others, whether oral
or written;
(4) borrowing facts, statistics, or illustrative material; or
(5) offering materials assembled or collected by others in the form of projects or
collections without acknowledgment.

These rules would apply to all. Good Heavens, could we all be crooks? Why, daily we quote someone from whom we have received information and use. Wouldn't by legal standard, we be committing plagiarism

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Fear Rules ***

by Paul Craig Roberts
June 10, 2009 -- The power of irrational fear in the US is extraordinary. It ranks up there with the Israel Lobby, the military/security complex, and the financial gangsters. Indeed, fear might be the most powerful force in America.

Americans are at ease with their country’s aggression against Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan, which has resulted in a million dead Muslim civilians and several million refugees, because the US government has filled Americans with fear of terrorists. “We have to kill them over there before they come over here.”

Fearful of American citizens, the US government is building concentration camps apparently all over the country. According to news reports, a $385 million US government contract was given by the Bush/Cheney Regime to Cheney’s company, Halliburton, to build “detention centers” in the US. The corporate media never explained for whom the detention centers are intended.

Most Americans dismiss such reports. “It can’t happen here.” However, In northeastern Florida not far from Tallahassee, I have seen what might be one of these camps. There is a building inside a huge open area fenced with razor wire. There is no one there and no signs. The facility appears new and unused and does not look like an abandoned prisoner work camp.

What is it for?

Who spent all that money for what?

There are Americans who are so terrified of their lives being taken by terrorists that they are hoping the US government will use nuclear weapons to destroy “the Muslim enemy.” The justifications concocted for the use of nuclear bombs against Japanese civilian populations have had their effect. There are millions of Americans who wish “their” government would kill everyone that “their” government has demonized.

When I tell these people that they will die of old age without ever seeing a terrorist, they think I am insane. Don’t I know that terrorists are everywhere in America? That’s why we have airport security and homeland security. That’s why the government is justified in breaking the law to spy on citizens without warrants. That’s why the government is justified to torture people in violation of US law and the Geneva Conventions. If we don’t torture them, American cities will go up in mushroom clouds. Dick Cheney tells us this every week.

http://informationclearinghouse.info/article22807.htm There is more.

Perfect Love ***



Isn't this just the mostest?

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Have a Grin ***

Seems I'm out of steam completely - thus the 'shorts' today. How can we withstand this heat! Not enough energy to write. That's bad!

HOW TO TELL THE SEX OF A FLY
A woman walked into the kitchen to find her husband stalking around with a fly swatter "What are you doing?" She asked. "Hunting Flies" He responded. "Oh ! Killing any?" She asked. "Yep, 3 males, 2 Females," he replied. Intrigued, she asked. "How can you tell them apart?" He responded, "3 were on a beer can, 2 were on the phone.

An ability ***

Power within has the ability to create.

Laughter ***

A man was being tailgated by a stressed out woman on a busy boulevard. Suddenly, the light turned yellow, just in front of him. He did the right thing, stopping at the crosswalk, even though he could have beaten the red light by accelerating through the intersection.
The tailgating woman was furious and honked her horn, screaming in frustration, as she missed her chance to get through the intersection, dropping her cell phone and makeup. As she was still in mid-rant, she heard a tap on her window and looked up into the face of a very serious police officer.
The officer ordered her to exit her car with her hands up. He took her to the police station where she was searched, fingerprinted, photographed, and placed in a holding cell. After a couple of hours, a policeman approached the cell and opened the door. She was escorted back to the booking desk where the arresting officer was waiting with her personal effects. He said, 'I'm very sorry for this mistake.
You see, I pulled up behind your car while you were blowing your horn, flipping off the guy in front of you, and cussing a blue streak at him.' I noticed the 'What Would Jesus Do' bumper sticker, the 'Choose Life' license plate holder, the 'Follow Me to Sunday-School' bumper sticker, and the chrome-plated Christian fish emblem on the trunk; naturally...I assumed you had stolen the car.'

Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.......Jack Benny

I once wanted to become an atheist, but I gave up - they have no holidays.....Henny Youngman

St. Augustine ***

Unless you believe, you will not understand." Saint Augustine (354 AD - 430 AD)

Humanity ***

"There surely is a gene that accounts for humanity's stupidity to blindly follow leaders to it's self-destruction, because no group seems to be exempt, from the dull-minded to the intellectual"....... Anonymous

Monday, June 8, 2009

Is This True? Worrisome Read ***

Obama Issues Order For “Extermination” Of Amazon Indians

By: Sorcha Faal, and as reported to her Western Subscribers (Traducción al Español abajo)
Russian Military Analysts are reporting to Prime Minister Putin today that President Obama has authorized the United States Southern Military Command to “immediately assist” Peruvian President Alan Garcia’s plan to “virtually exterminate” Amazonian Indians who for the past month have been protesting US mandated laws in the newly signed US-Peru so called Free Trade Pact that would “open their region to oil and gas drilling, hydroelectric projects and biofuels farming”.
To the growing violence in Peru instigated by the energy starved Empire of the United States we can read as reported by Britain’s Guardian’s News Service, and which says:
“Peru has declared a curfew in its Amazon jungle after dozens died and hundreds were injured in bloody clashes between security forces and indigenous tribes protesting against oil and mining projects.
The situation remained volatile last nighttonight as army and police units used helicopters and armoured vehicles to try to regain control of remote northern areas which were the scene of the country's worst violence in a decade.
Authorities said at least 23 police were killed, some with spears, and that two were missing. Indigenous leaders said more than 40 Indians, including three children, were killed.”
Not being reported to the American people is that the extermination of the Amazon Indians began almost immediately after Obama’s implementation of the Free Trade Pact with Peru, and as we can further read:

Click on the link in the Post's title to finish reading this report http://www.whatdoesitmean.com/index1239.htm

" InteLesting" - Disclosure ***

What I ran across.

More evidence of the escalation and strategies being employed to achieve disclosure. MH
Vive La France. Vive La UFO Revolution!
Michael Cohen m.cohen@allnewsweb.com

The words 'Nous ne sommes pas seuls' or 'We are not alone' will be somberly pronounced this week by a senior Government official of the nation that brought the world 'Liberté, égalité, fraternité'. France is set to concede that it is aware of an alien presence on earth by no later than Friday.

Paris has chosen follow the lead of maverick UFO nation Brazil and resist US pressure to continue delaying disclosure until America feels it is ready for the event.

It is believed that a telephone hot-line has been set up in Paris to deal with queries from panicky citizens. A special division of France's police department is also to be established: to handle UFO reports.

The French have gone to so much effort to protect their culture from encroaching 'Anglo-Saxon' influences and now they are preparing to protect their culture from what might be even more powerful extraterrestrial forces.It is believed Holland and Germany are set to soon follow France's lead.

Check Out WorldWalk- PeaceTour- Now in America ***

http://worldwalk-peacetour.blogspot.com/ Check out the newest post on WorldWalk-Peacetour.

The boys, Ferenc and Istvan, are in Orlando, USA. They gave a presentation to a group in the Communitea Cafe there. Very interesting - their travels for the goal. Wish they'd come see me in Tennessee. I will give them foot massage by the creekside' clear water.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Humor from Steve Jobs, the Apple Computer Man ***

http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/638.html

Oh my, All our i-technology

Short and to the point!

One to Ponder Upon ***

"'God' brings us into each others lives for a reason and purpose that we may never know until the end. But every interaction that we have - even if just a simple smile, is a catalyst for something bigger, with a positive or negative outcome, so you must be aware of yourself so you can help another when it is needed." ~SchaOn

copied from a message received today. Thanks to SchaOn

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

A Genius Says Goodbye Gabriel Garcia Marquez ***

Mr. Gabriel Garcia Marquez, great Latin American writer, has said goodbye to the public life due to complications in his health: lymphatic cancer. He has sent a letter to his friends and thanks to the Internet we all are able to share it. This short text written by one of the most brilliant Latin Americans of the past years is really inspiring.

"If for an instant God forgot that I am just a puppet and He gave me one more piece of life, I would take advantage of that time, the best I could. I probably would not say everything I think, but definitely think all I say.

I would value things not for what they are worth but for what they represent.

I would sleep less and dream more, for every minute we close our eyes, we lose sixty seconds of light.

I would continue where others have stopped and I would rise while others sleep.

If God allowed me one more piece of life, I would dress simpler, would wallow in the sunlight, leaving uncovered, not only my body but my soul.

I would prove to men how wrong they are to think that they stop falling in love as they get older, since they actually start getting older as soon as they stop falling in love.

I would give wings to the children, but I would leave the child alone so that he can learn to fly on his own.

To the old, I would show them how death comes not with the aging process but with forgetting.

So many things I have learned from you . . . I have learned that everybody wants to live at the top of the mountain, forgetting that how we climb is all that matters

I have learned that when a newborn grabs his father's thumb he takes hold on him forever.

I have learned that a man has the right to look down on somebody only when he is helping him to get up.

So many things I have learned from you. . . .

Always tell what you feel and do what you think.

If I knew that today it would be the last time that I will see you, I will embrace you strongly to be the guardian of your soul.

If I would know that this would be the last minute that I will see you, I would say to you, "I love you"and wouldn't assume that you would know it.

There is always morning when life gives us another opportunity to make things good.

Keep always close to you your dear ones and tell them how much you need them and love them and take care of them.

Take time to say, "I am sorry", "Forgive me", and "Please", "Thank you" and all the nice and lovely words you know.

Nobody would remember you if you keep your thoughts secret. Force yourself to express them; show your friends and dear ones how much you care about them.

SEND THIS TO PEOPLE YOU CARE ABOUT OR LOVE. If you don't, tomorrow will be the same as today and it will not matter either...

For you, with much love and care.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez