Saturday, May 29, 2010

Vodka has other applications, besides drinking it.

I have to admit, I have never drunk “VODKA,” the Russian national drink, but I knew of its “existence." I thought it was more like a "medicinal drink" that can make you forget your worries and at the same time kill your intestinal worms and other nasties in your body. However, surprise, surprise, VODKA has many other uses.

By passing this information on to you, I’m sure Vodka sales will skyrocket from today on. Gee, you are never too old to learn something new. If you don’t hear from me for a few weeks, you’ll know what I have been drinking. :-) - Werner
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Tip of the Day.

1. To remove a bandage painlessly, saturate the bandage with vodka. The stuff dissolves adhesive. (If it can do this, just imagine what it will do to your stomach. :-) - Werner)

2. To clean the caulking around bathtubs and showers, fill a trigger-spray bottle with vodka, spray the caulking, let set five minutes and wash clean. The alcohol in the vodka kills mould and mildew.

3. To clean your eyeglasses, simply wipe the lenses with a soft, clean cloth dampened with vodka. The alcohol in the vodka cleans the glass and kills germs.

4. Prolong the life of razors by filling a cup with vodka and letting your safety razor blade soak in the alcohol after shaving. The vodka disinfects the blade and prevents rusting.

5. Spray vodka on wine stains, scrub with a brush, and then blot dry.

6. Using a cotton ball, apply vodka to your face as an astringent to cleanse the skin and tighten pores.

7. Add a jigger of vodka to a 12-ounce bottle of shampoo. The alcohol cleanses the scalp, removes toxins from hair, and stimulates the growth of healthy hair.

8. Fill a sixteen-ounce trigger-spray bottle with vodka and spray bees or wasps to kill them.

9 Pour one-half cup vodka and one-half cup water into a Ziploc freezer bag and freeze for a slushy, refreshing ice pack for aches, pain or black eyes.

10. Fill a clean, used mayonnaise jar with freshly picked lavender flowers, fill the jar with vodka, seal the lid tightly and set in the sun for three days. Strain liquid through a coffee filter, then apply the tincture to aches and pains.

11. To relieve a fever, use a washcloth to rub vodka on your chest and back as a liniment.

12. To cure foot odour, wash your feet with vodka.

13 Vodka will disinfect and alleviate a jellyfish sting.

14. Pour vodka over an area affected with poison ivy to remove the urushiol oil from your skin.

15. Swish a shot of vodka over an aching tooth.
Allow your gums to absorb some of the alcohol to numb the pain.

Vodka the universal cleaner and health drink.

My thought for today. - Werner
Aspire to inspire before you expire. Anon

Monday, May 24, 2010

A message from Argentina…our sympathies to the people of Greece!

Adrian Salbuchi, Argentine economist, explains the global financial meltdown, he has a great way to communicate what is happening. His messages can be understood with ease by all. The financial outlook in the world is not bright at the moment. We have to wonder if we in Australia go down the same path. This is an interesting must read. - Werner
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A MESSAGE FROM ARGENTINA. OUR SYMPATHIES TO THE PEOPLE OF GREECE! - By Adrian Salbuchi. Argentine Second Republic Movement Press Bulletin – 12th May 2010 - An Argentine View into World Events. It’s “déjà-vu all over again”...!!!

When Argentinians watch the news today and see the terrible things that are happening in Greece, we cannot but say, “Hey!! This is EXACTLY like Argentina in December 2001 and beginning of 2002…!” Then too, Argentina underwent its worst systemic banking, public debt and monetary collapse which led to social turmoil, mad violence, rioting, and social war. The turmoil was so bad, that it forced then president Fernando de la Rúa’s government to resign, especially because of his notorious pro-banker cartel economy minister, Domingo Cavallo, generating a political vacuum that led to Argentina having 5 (five!!) presidents in that terrible last week of December 2001. Click on picture to enlarge.

What triggered social chaos in Argentina was the attempt by president De la Rúa to implement the grossly unjust austerity measures imposed by the IMF that required, as usual, utmost sacrifice from the people – more taxes, less social spending, “balanced budgets”, zero deficit spending, amongst other anti-social measures – which led to a fall of almost 40% in Argentina’s GDP.

Half of all Argentineans fell below the poverty line (most were never to make it back to the traditional Argentina middle class), private banks were allowed to legally retain everybody’s savings, US dollar deposits were arbitrarily changed into Pesos at whatever rate of exchange the government and bankers decided (the dollar was devalued 300% from one peso to the dollar, to 4 pesos the dollar in just weeks) and yet…. Not one bank fell ! ! ! Indeed, since then they’re all back in “business as usual”, however the poor and impoverished are today totally out of business…

Throughout 25 years of successive caretaker governments in Argentina, the IMF-led Global Banking Cartel artificially generated a basically illegal – or at best, illegitimate – Sovereign Debt that grew so huge, that it ended up collapsing the entire financial and economic system. That was no coincidence. It was part of a highly complex model, engineered to control entire countries, through a cycle having sequential stages and identifiable parts that has one basic overriding goal: when the finance economy is fuelled to run in an artificial “growth mode”, the bulk of all profits are privatized into the hands of their “friends”, managers and operators. However, when the whole scheme – like all Ponzi schemes - reaches its climax and total collapse is at hand, they revert the process and then socialize all losses. (This is more fully explained in my video “Global Financial Collapse”, see links below).

That’s what Mr. Cavallo - a Rockefeller protégé - achieved, ensuring that the Argentine people bore all the losses, whilst the international banksters took all the profits. The mainstream media – both global and local – willingly obliged; The New York Times went so far as to suggest that the entire Patagonian region (i.e., the 5 southern provinces of Argentina accounting for 35% of Argentina’s territory and having immeasurable energy, mining, foodstuff, water resource wealth), should secede from the rest of the country as a way of “resolving our foreign debt woes…”

Now, that was Argentina 2001/2002 but, isn’t that also the case when today’s US taxpayer bails out Goldman Sachs, AIG, CitiCorp and GM whilst losing his house, pension and job? Isn’t that what is happening to Greece today? And Iceland? And the UK? And Ireland? And – anytime soon – Spain? Portugal? Italy…?

In Argentina, our people ended up getting used to being much poorer, so when “normal” times returned, the Goldman Sachs and Citicorp controlled local media were able to ensure that a new puppet regime subservient to the money interests should come to power: i.e., the husband and wife pro-banking mafia team of Néstor and Cristina Kirchner… And the merry-go-round keeps turning and turning, whilst the Argentine people keep paying and paying…

Today, we look at Greece and see the same tell-tale signs: the IMF imposing strict austerity measures as a condition for the banks to lend more money to them (as if a country collapsing under the burden of debt can overcome that by getting into even more debt!!), the mainstream media speaking vociferously on the need for “Greece to do things correctly and responsibly” (as if the US FED, the Bank of England, Goldman Sachs and the US Treasury, Greenspan, Bernanke, Paulson, Brown, Geithner, Blankfein, Greenberg were examples of responsible accountability), local caretaker governments doing all they can on behalf of banking interests (George Papandreou is a regular at the Bilderberg and Trilateral Commission meetings, as was Fernando de la Rúa, a founding member of the local chapter of the Council on Foreign Relations in Argentina called CARI), major banks such as Goldman Sachs trying to collect their pound of flesh in the midst of all the turmoil and hardship; all of this against a backdrop of desperate citizens taking to the streets to express what is obvious to all: that international bankers and local caretaker government form a complex association of thieves and robbers.

The inevitable then occurs: the Government sends the police out to the streets to protect the bankers, themselves and New World Order power elite interests... Then violence flares up, people get hurt and die…. The poor (police) battle against the poor (population), whilst the rich look on from a safe distance with a chuckle…

Make no mistake: this is a Global Model. Make no mistake: there is NO democracy, not even in Athens, its birthplace.

To read the full article, click here. If you do read it, make sure to watch the two youtube videos at the bottom.
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My thought for today. – Werner
When the well's dry, we know the worth of water."Benjamin Franklin

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Gottliebsen, Australia’s financial “Guru” making dire prediction.

Robert Gottliebsen has spent more than 30 years writing and commentating about business and investment in Australia. He has won the Walkley award and Australian Journalist of the Year Award, two of journalism’s highest honours. Gottliebsen is no fool and says it as he sees it. He says: Our problems have not yet begun. The government at every opportunity accuses the opposition of not knowing anything about economics, yet most of their MPs have government experience and helped to make Australia prosperous; paid off billions of Labor debt. However on the government side, as far as I know, none of the serving ministers had any government experience, in other words; they are “apprentices,” yet they think that they have all the answers. Well, just read what Gottliebsen has to say.

Kevin Rudd has certainly lost his “shine.” Everybody should take this seriously; it may also help you decide if you want to return the Rudd government at the looming federal election. Also click on this link, The Enemy Within.- Werner
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Business spectator commentary by Robert Gottliebsen: A mammoth capital strike looms.

At this stage it's just private words to selected journalists and few decisions have been made, but Australia is on the brink of the greatest capital strike in its history and one of the largest ever seen in the world.

In the vicinity $100 billion of resource projects that were almost certain to go ahead are now headed for mothballing until the resources tax is either abandoned or severely modified. If the private words to me and other journalists are converted to action and a new mining project capital strike is launched, then almost certainly Kevin Rudd will not win the next election. The economies of Queensland, WA and South Australia would be decimated.

I have never seen an industry so angry. As we saw in the medical area, Rudd just put the proposal on the table and tried to bully his way through. But miners are much tougher than state premiers and the international majors have a raft of projects in other countries that will now take precedence over Australia. They can wait until sanity returns down under. The sufferers will be the myriad of contractors that have based their business on what appeared to be major mining investment programs.

Yesterday I had the chance to talk with a number of people who will play a key role in whether there is a capital strike or the miners roll-over. The people I spoke to have no doubt that there will be a strike.

Stephen Bartholomeusz pointed out yesterday the $60 billion worth of coal gas and LNG projects at Curtis Island and surrounds are now in grave danger of being mothballed.

Rio Tinto has $5 billion globally to spend on new projects and $12 billion on global project candidates – WA iron ore was close to the top of the list. It is now at the bottom and will be scrapped.

BHP is in no hurry to develop Olympic Dam further and the project that SA Premier Mike Rann staked so much on, is a prime candidate for mothballing, which would devastate South Australia. There are a raft of other smaller projects likely to be suspended. Like the Western Australians and Queenslanders, the South Australians only have Kevin Rudd to blame.

Just as the Rudd government had no idea about the chaos they were creating with the badly structured emissions trading scheme, the inexperienced Rudd team had not the slightest idea of what they are doing to resource projects when they drafted the new tax.

Less than a decade ago resource projects were struggling. They will struggle again some time in the future. The Rudd plan assumes a ridiculous 6 per cent return and then lumps a 40 per cent extra tax on earnings above that, which takes the tax rate to the vicinity of 58 per cent and in some cases it can be higher. If a miner is well into the construction of a new project they will have to keep going but if they have not started, the rewards now do not match the risk. Even if a resource company was prepared to take a punt it is unlikely that a banker would back it.

Moreover, all the major resource groups have projects from all around the world competing for their capital spending dollar. By starting a new project in Australia big miners are declaring that a 58 per cent tax rate is acceptable. If any global company, including Australian-based global companies are prepared to be taxed at that rate in Australia, then they would face the danger of similar rates elsewhere.

Nevertheless it is always possible that Kevin Rudd may get one major resource company to break the strike but for the most part it will remain for as long as it takes.

Already Canada is pleading for global resource companies to divert money from Australia to develop their projects. Africa will point out that they are more politically reliable than Australia and that past decisions in Australia have been made on a totally wrong tax premise.

But it gets worse for Australia. The flower of confidence has been trampled on by our Prime Minister and no one will want to go ahead with a major project unless there is an act of parliament setting the tax rate forever.

Kevin Rudd is now caught in a massive pincer. At the top, there is about to be a capital strike. At the bottom, assistant treasurer Nick Sherry wants to eliminate independent contracting as we now know it (One man can make Abbott PM, March 3).

And in the middle, we have a series of blunders led by insulation and education building and a botched emissions trading scheme. Oppositions don’t win elections, governments lose them.
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These are possibly the 5 best sentences on politics you'll ever read ... They should be in every book in every school room in every city in every state in our great Nation.

Our educators should make a lesson plan on these statements and instill these words in the minds of all students.

1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.

2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.

3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.

4. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that, my friend, is the beginning of the end of any nation.

5. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it ...
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My thought for today. - Werner
The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts. - Bertrand Russel

Thursday, May 13, 2010

The Australian Department of Hot Air costing $90 million.

The Rudd government’s reckless wasting of taxpayer’s money has no precedent. This is a disgraceful state of affairs by a fiscally irresponsible and incompetent federal government. That $90 million a year could be better spent on public housing, health, education etc. instead of useless bureaucrats doing nothing to earn their salaries at taxpayers' expense. - Werner

This is the plush new headquarters of the Department of Climate Change in Canberra /

The Daily Telegraph Source: Click picture to enlarge.

No climate staff to be axed despite U-turn. $12m a year salary bill for 408 public servants Rent for new offices $8m

TAXPAYERS will pay $90 million a year to keep 408 public servants employed in the Federal Climate Change Department - despite most of them now having nothing to do until 2013.

More than 60 of them are classified as senior executive staff on salaries between $168,000 and $298,000 a year. Their salary bill alone will cost an estimated $12 million every year. A further $8 million will also be paid in rent for plush offices at Canberra's Constitution Place until 2012, where it is believed 500 new computers will be delivered this week. Despite Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's decision on Tuesday to suspend the failed Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme until at least 2013, the department has ruled out plans to cut back staff.

A formal response by department secretary Martin Parkinson to a Senate estimates hearing on Tuesday - the same day as the scheme's suspension - claimed the department would not offer redundancies.

The formal response, obtained by The Daily Telegraph, said there were no plans for "the immediate future" of any scaling back of staff.

According to official figures, the number of top-paid bureaucrats being paid up to $298,000 a year has almost doubled since January this year from 39 to 61. That was to gear up for establishment of the Australian Climate Change Regulatory Authority, which will also now have no function. Since last year with climate change employees having risen from an initial 246 to 408.

Of the 61 senior agency officials, only nine have been inherited from the scrapped home insulation scheme. The majority, 38, were employed on the CPRS and a further 19 were employed on the renewable energy scheme which has also been axed.

But none of the 408 staff within the department will be shed even though the department's key function, the CPRS, has been axed.

Its own tender documents reveal a lease contract of $16 million for its offices which expires in 2012.

My thought for today. - Werner
Money talks - but credit has an echo. Bob Thaves

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Is the food we eat, and the air we breath, making us sick?

We are a “sick” society in every sense of the word, and contributing to it are air pollution and the consumption of fruit & vegetables that are saturated with pesticides and grown with chemical fertilisers. On top of this, our government fallaciously believing it will eliminate tooth decay, has poisoned our water with fluoride. We are wondering why so many people are sick. Hospitals are constantly full to capacity and to get a doctor's appointment can take a week or more, but to make matters worse -they are in bed with big Pharma and prescribe more chemicals for their patients. Alternative medicine is not something they would think of promoting.

We are encouraged to eat organically grown fruit and vegetables, but they are hard to get hold of, unless we grow them ourselves. As far as I know there is no toxicity testing of our farm produce before it hits the market place. So, people are kept in the dark and have not much choice, but to eat the stuff. It is about time that our politicians initiate research into the reasons so many people are sick, and look for real solutions; it could save them a lot of money in the long run.

Fruit and vegetable growers who spray their produce with pesticide are required to withhold their produce for up to three weeks or more before it should get to the market place. However, this is impossible to control and if a crop is attacked by pests a few days before harvest, it will be sprayed and taken to the market, and nobody will suspect that the produce they're buying is freshly laced with poison. I have been made aware of this by a friend who was a strawberry grower.

Following is an interesting article about the pesticides used in the USA, and which foods are more contaminated and which are not. One can assume that the situation is not different in Australia. If you want to read how to avoid the most contaminated fruits and vegetables you buy, click here. Also click on all the links in the website article. - Werner

Is Your Body Contaminated with Pesticides? Click on this link to find out.

My thought for today. - Werner
We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. Albert Einstein

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Vaccination danger exposed.

In light of the recent death linked to the flu vaccine in QLD I am publishing the story “My Journey” by Stephanie Messenger, whose baby died after being vaccinated. We rarely hear of vaccination deaths - not because they are not happening; because they are covered up, denied or fobbed off as coincidence as the QLD Govt tried to do this time. So how does a mother feel when her baby dies after vaccination, and all she hears from doctors, the government and media is that vaccines are safe and effective? - Werner

This is my journey….

I can’t say I believed in vaccination. I knew nothing about it, but had it done anyway. It’s what you do, right? You do what doctors and baby health clinics tell you and what your parents and the media advise you to do. Well I did it, without so much as a question or thought into it. Within moments of my son receiving his immunisations he was screaming. This continued for most of the day and when he wasn’t screaming he was crying. This was unusual as he was a very happy, placid baby, who was already rolling over at 8 weeks and gooing and gahing at the first sight of his mother. The doctor told me his reactions were ‘normal’ and he’d be OK in a couple of days.

After the first day he had almost recovered with only some irritability and restlessness noticeable. As the weeks passed he continued to reach milestones and all appeared Ok.

At 4 months of age I dutifully took him for his next round of vaccinations. This time he screamed louder and I could not console him at all. I would breastfeed him, only to have him projectile vomit it back up and still the screaming continued. He had never before vomited at all, ever. After he had vomited 2 feeds I called the doctor and told her what was happening and she said to stop breastfeeding and give him juice only. He kept some of it down but still vomited often.

The next day I called the doctor and told her I think the vaccines have done this and she told me ‘ no, it’s just a coincidence’ but to bring him back in, which I did. She referred me to a specialist. While waiting for the specialist appointment in a few days, my baby boy started doing strange things. He started arching his back and crying out in pain. He was as stiff as a board. His eyes would roll into the back of his head. He didn’t have a temperature. He had also started shuddering but he wasn’t cold. (I later learnt from the doctor these were convulsions and seizures). The vomiting continued and I was convinced to give up breastfeeding by the clinic sister. He vomited up the formula also. I was getting very scared.

We went to the specialist appointment and he took some blood for tests and then we had to wait. His symptoms continued and after several days word came from the specialist that the tests showed he was allergic to wheat. I stopped giving him the cereal I had started him on weeks before, but none of the symptoms went away. (when I thought about it later, it was actually rice cereal anyway)

I decided to move to a large city to get more help. Once I saw a doctor there he was immediately admitted to hospital for a battery of test – many of which were conducted under anaesthetic, which of course required my signature to say I have been notified that my baby could die while under. I had not been advised of this, but I signed it not knowing all the medical jargon as I needed to get my baby well again and trusted they knew what they were doing.

By this time my dear little son had lost a lot of weight and nothing I was doing (under advice from doctors and baby health clinics) was working.
After months of tests in the hospital (he stayed there) we were summoned in to an office to be told that they ‘didn’t know why my baby was deteriorating, but they estimate he will pass away within a couple of months’.

Soon after I took my baby home to die.

It was an interesting time. You don’t notice things have changed that much when you are with someone everyday. I would go shopping and people would not look at my baby, but rather look the other way. I remember going into the butcher and ordering what I wanted. The butcher refused to take my money as his eyes were transfixed on my son. I didn’t understand any of this. Just people behaving strangely I thought. I didn’t realise how sick he looked – much like the starving babies on T.V. we are now used to seeing in African countries.

My dear little boy was no longer rolling over, gooing or gahing, in fact he wasn’t doing anything anymore. He was now over one year of age and had not progressed past 4 months of age, when he had his last immunisations. He had in fact regressed to a newborn state, although now he was the length of a toddler. I carried him around in a sling close to my heart and waited for the day he would leave me forever.

When blood started coming from his mouth and I was not getting much sleep at all so I could watch over him, he was admitted to hospital again. He passed away a few weeks later. Vaccination killed him, I have no doubt. If he crawled under the sink and drank the same poisonous concoction of heavy metals, formaldehyde, foreign proteins, multiple viruses and a host of other toxins, the emergency room would have called it poisoning. Because it was injected into his body, it’s called ‘a coincidence’! Funny about that, and I have since met many parents with similar stories.

A few years passed and I went on to have another child. This time I was not going to be complacent. I had over the years researched the vaccination issue at length. I read the product inserts and found the reactions all printed there so my suspicions were confirmed by the drug company (the makers of the product) even if not by the doctors.

I had been lied to and my concerns about his immunisations were never followed up in any way. They were met with denials and due to my blind faith in the medical profession I didn’t question.

I have since gone on to read hundreds of books, some written by very courageous doctors who have bothered to investigate this issue thoroughly, read medical journals and also watched some DVD’s done by doctors all to warn parents about the dangers of vaccination.

I have 3 healthy, totally unvaccinated children, who have never had a childhood disease. Unlike their vaccinated friends who have often succumb to the diseases they have been vaccinated against. I kept these children fit and well using what is provided by nature – natural foods, clean water, sunshine, clean air, exercise, adequate sleep and a loving and nurturing environment.

A few simple facts for people to check out:
1. Japan stopped vaccinating young babies and their SIDs rate plummeted to near none. SIDS in Australia mostly happens at 2, 4 and 6 months – a coincidence – I think not, some will definitely be vaccination deaths!

2. The U.S.A. has paid out billions in compensation for vaccine injury. Why do doctors here deny it is happening – are they scared of being sued?

3. There is absolutely NO SCIENTIFIC PROOF a raised antibody level equals immunity. Apparently doctors want scientific proof of reactions, yet there is no scientific proof a raised antibody level gives immunity. There is proof it does not, when most of the cases of whooping cough are in the vaccinated as they are for this current epidemic.

It saddens me to know there are thousands of babies out there being damaged, disabled or lost every year and they have no voice to stand up against the powerful drug companies and, what is now an industry, and scarcely a profession – medicine.

I suggest you all look up the definition of safe and effective. You will soon learn it does not say what doctors and drug companies would have us believe. While we have a system when vaccine side effects are denied and played down and the risk of the disease is exaggerated we will never really know the true risk / benefit ratio. But remember, the risk was 100% when damage happens to your child!

There is so much information out there now from people who do not have a vested interest in vaccinations – I suggest you look into it thoroughly and put your fears to one side.

Education conquers fear. Go to some of these sites: , , , or email to ask questions, access our library or get a free information pack mailed to you.

If my son’s purpose on this earth was to teach me to be a better, more responsible parent, he succeeded. Had he not lived and died, I would possibly still be the complacent parent I was when I took him to be immunised. For that, I, and his brothers and sister are forever in his debt. Maybe one day, I’ll get to thank him. In the meantime I wonder what he would be like today. When I was placing a 21st key around his headstone I could only be sorry I wasn’t placing it around his neck.

My unvaccinated children are alive and well and my vaccinated child is dead! That’s what I know and live with every day.

Yours in health and wellbeing,
Stephanie Messenger

Please feel free to pass this posting on to others or print it and give it to parents.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Belgium, France, move against full Islamic veil.

Belgium was set Thursday to slap a ban on wearing the Islamic burqa in public, the first such clampdown. Thu Apr 22. Click here to read more
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A tale of two cities or a picture tells 1,000 words.
Each picture tells a story.

Picture on the right: This is Lahore in Pakistan,
a Muslim country. Click on picture to enlarge

Picture below: And this is Dewsbury in the United Kingdom a Christian country. Click on picture to enlarge.

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What a contrast. - Werner

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By the way. Dewsbury has a substantial Muslim population and now has a Muslim Labour MP, Shahid Malik.

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My thought for today. - Werner
We all live under the same sky, but we don't all have the same horizon. Konrad Adenauer