Friday, December 23, 2011

A valuable lesson.

A well-known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $20.00 bill. In the room of 200, he asked, “Who would like this $20 bill?”

Hands started going up. He said, “I am going to give this $20 to one of you, but first, let me do this.” He proceeded to crumple up the $20 dollar bill.

He then asked, “Who still wants it?” Still the hands were up in the air.

Well, he replied, "What if I do this?" He dropped it on the ground and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe.

He picked it up, now crumpled and dirty. “Now, who still wants it?” Still the hands went into the air.

“My friends, we have all learned a very valuable lesson. No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it did not decrease in value. It was still worth $20.

Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way. We feel as though we are worthless. But no matter what has happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value. Dirty or clean, crumpled or finely creased, you are still priceless to those who DO LOVE you. The worth of our lives comes not in what we do or who we know, but by WHO WE ARE. You are special - don't EVER forget it.”

If you do not pass this on, you may never know the lives it touches. Count your blessings, not your problems.

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I’ll take this opportunity to convey my Season’s Greetings to my blog visitors; I wish you a merry Christmas; a happy New Year, but most of all good health. Take care and drive safely.  For some interesting reading over this festive season re-visit the following titles below. If for some reason these links won’t open for you copy and paste the respective titles into Google.  - Werner
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1. Your Microwave’s Dark Side.
2. The pineapple is more than just a luscious sweet delight.
3. The Amazing Cucumber.
4. Australia’s Water Fluoridation Disgrace.
5. I was subjected to a "gas attack” in World War 2.
6.Democracy is dead in Australia, replaced by totalitarianism.
7.An open letter to Gillard & Abbott, from an Australian Grandmother.
8. A “blooming” healthy cup of tea.
9. Crocodiles in our kitchen.
10.Muslims and Multiculturalism not a happy mix in some countries.
11.China’s toxic industrial waste is disposed of through Australia’s drinking water.
12. Fighting cancer, are there alternatives to chemotherapy?
13. Who is the world's biggest polluter on this planet?
14. The less known health benefits of the humble radish.
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My thought for today. - Werner
The difference between try and triumph is just a little umph! - Marvin Phillips
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Friday, December 9, 2011

Start your day with a lemon.

Well, I do - that is with a with a glass of filtered fluoride free water and the juice of half a lemon; followed some time later with toast and avocado. This puts my body and stomach in a good alkalised "mood."  
There is an old adage: “If you have lemons make lemonade.” But lemons have many uses, and what many people don’t know is how good they are for our health. Nutritionally, the lemon constitutes on of nature’s seven top sources of potassium, a mineral that promotes clear thinking, aids in normalizing blood pressure, and works with sodium to regulate the body’s water balance.

Lemons are also nature’s tops sources of citric acid, a life essential found in the cells of all living creatures. Lemons are an especially good tonic and act as cleansers when toxicity exists in the liver, kidneys, bowels, lungs, or skin.

Lemons also provide modest amounts of non-dairy calcium for healthy bones and teeth, magnesium, an aid in forming albumen in the blood, plus enzymes, iron, phosphorus, and copper. Fresh lemon juice has only 4 calories a tablespoon and just a trace of sodium. More importantly, just a single tablespoon of lemon juice provides one tenth of your daily requirement for vitamin C. The lemon is one of nature’s five best sources of ascorbic acid and lemon juice also prevents berries from greying in the jam making process.

It is a well documented fact that an acidic body is a magnet for sickness, disease, cancer and aging. Eating more alkaline foods helps shift your body's pH and oxygenates your system. Alkaline foods keep your body healthy and functioning correctly, preventing cancer.

Below is an interesting article, by Dr. David Jockers which hopefully may help you to better health. As a keen veggie gardener I know of the importance of knowing the pH component of my garden soil, however, I never thought that it is equally important to know the alkaline/acidity level in my body. That meat, pasta and sugar are highly acidic surprises me.

How do you know if you have the right ph balance? This is easy to determine.

1.    If you have a sour facial expression, like you have just bitten into a lemon, then your body is too acidic.
2.    If you smile all the time, you have the right alkaline balance. :-) Of course, I was just joking! 
Further interesting reading. Cancer and pH Acid-Alkaline Levels - What You Need to Know. Click here. - Werner
Start your day with water and lemon.
By Dr. David Jockers Originally published November 27 2011
Clean water and fresh squeezed lemon is one of the most well tested energy boosters around. Most people in America rely on caffeinated beverages like coffee to get aroused in the morning. These adrenal stimulants produce dirty energy in the form of blood sugar swings and oxidative stress. Water with lemon produces clean energy by hydrating and oxygenating the body to extraordinary energy and mental clarity.

After sleeping through the night the bodily tissues are dehydrated and need clean, pure water to filter out toxins and improve energy production in the cells. Most individuals turn to stimulants like coffee in the morning to give them a jump start. Unfortunately, coffee is a diuretic that depletes your body of water reserves and essential minerals and electrolytes like sodium, potassium, calcium & magnesium.

People feel energized by coffee due to the effects of caffeine on the adrenal glands. Coffee stimulates these organs to pump out instant energy hormones epinephrine and norepinephrine. These hormones stimulate the body to breakdown stored sugar and release it into the bloodstream. This process causes abnormal blood sugar that increases oxidative stress, free radical formation and overall tissue damage.

This is called dirty energy because it produces a rampant amount of damage to the body in order to activate energy formation. Clean energy produces cellular energy without an excessive load of oxidative stress.
Food as Bioelectrical Energy.
The food and beverages we eat provide electrically charged molecules that initiate energy production in our body. An ion is part of a molecule that carries an electrical charge. Positively charged ions are called "cations," while negatively charged ions are called "anions."

Most of the food we put into our bodies comes in a cationic form, while our natural digestive processes (hydrochloric acid, digestive enzymes, saliva) are anionic. Lemon is one of the only anionic foods on the planet. This means that it carries a very strong negative charge and is extremely electrically active.

Fresh lemon helps oxygenate the body and maximizes enzyme function. Lemon is known to stimulate the liver's natural enzymes. This assists the liver in the process of dumping toxins like uric acid and of liquefying congested bile ducts.
Citric Acid Cleanses the System.
Citric acid can also play a very important role in chelating out abnormal calcium stones. It has a unique ability to form soluble complexes with calcium that many have used to eliminate pancreatic stones and kidney stones. This mechanism can also help prevent calcium deposits from building up in the arteries that promote cardiovascular disease.

Clean water with lemon provides the body with hydration, anti-oxidants and electrolytes. Lemon is a rich source of the immune boosting vitamin C. It also has good quantities of electrolytes such as potassium, calcium and magnesium. Lemon is a tremendous source of citrus bioflavonoid anti-oxidant phytonutrients that have been given the label Vitamin P.

Vitamin P consists of the flavonoid glycosides hesperetin and naringenin among others. Studies have shown that vitamin P enhances the anti-oxidant capability of vitamin C. These bioflavonoids also improve capillary permeability and overall blood flow. This is especially important for oxygenating tissues and maintaining normal blood pressure. These anti-oxidants have also been shown to reduce swelling, venous backup and oedema.

Upon rising take 1 full lemon and squeeze it into 16-32 oz of fresh clean water and drink. Be sure to eat out the membranous parts of the lemon where the majority of the pectin fibre and citrus bioflavonoids are located. Stevia can be added to form sugar-free lemonade. Apple cider vinegar and various herbs can be used to boost enzymatic and anti-oxidant potential.

About the author:
Dr. David Jockers owns and operates Exodus Health Center in Kennesaw, Ga. He is a Maximized Living doctor. His expertise is in weight loss, customized nutrition & exercise, & structural corrective chiropractic care.

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My thought for today: - Werner
Health is wealth. Proverb.
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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Your Microwave’s Dark Side.

Microwave ovens: the health hazard salesmen don’t want you to know about, and “conveniently” ignored by most users. There is a sinister side to the microwave oven (MWO). Research has found that cooking food in the MWO destroys the nutrients and enzymes that are important for your health. I know several people who have stopped using them, or use them only to heat their wheat bag, or kill the bacteria in a cleaning cloth.

A study published in the November 2003 issue of The Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture found that broccoli cooked in the microwave with a little water lost up to 97 percent of the beneficial antioxidant chemicals it contains.  By comparison, steamed broccoli lost only 11 percent or fewer of its antioxidants.

Microwaves heat your food by causing it to resonate at very high frequencies. While this can effectively heat your food, it also causes a change in the chemical structure of the food that can lead to health issues.

Recent research shows that microwave oven-cooked food suffers severe molecular damage. When eaten, it causes abnormal changes in human blood and immune systems. Not surprisingly, the public has been denied details on these significant health dangers.

Di Creasey proprietor of Enviromart Cairns North Queensland Australia tells this story. Click on Enviromart image on the right to get to Di's website.

I quote:
I once boiled a teapot of water in a microwave.  When it was ready I removed it from the microwave and threw in a scoop of tea leaves. When they broke the surface of the water it ‘exploded.There were tea leaves and water all over me, the ceiling, walls, and floors, everywhere. I was very lucky to receive only minor burns. I don’t own or use microwave ovens any more, since a study was released by JCU Townsville which found that microwave ovens instantaneously destroy all antioxidants in all foods. I grow my own veggies to get maximum nutrition and antioxidants from my food; it would be rather pointless to use a microwave. Unquote

By now, you probably know that what you eat has a profound impact on your health. The mantra, “You are what you eat” is really true. So, is it worth putting your health in jeopardy by cooking in a microwave oven? We got by for decades without microwave ovens and we will cope again without them.  For us it is a simple matter of priority. Do we want to save time or our health?  – Werner

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Following is an extract from an article By Stephanie Relfe B.Sc. (Sydney)
MICROWAVE COOKING is Killing People!
Microwave cooking is one of the most important causes of ill health. It is certainly one of the most ignored.
There was a lawsuit in 1991 in Oklahoma. A woman named Norma Levitt had hip surgery, but was killed by a simple blood transfusion when a nurse "warmed the blood for the transfusion in a microwave oven!" 

Logic suggests that if heating is all there is to microwave cooking, then it doesn't matter how something is heated. Blood for transfusions is routinely warmed, but not in microwave ovens. Does it not therefore follow that microwaving cooking does something quite different?

A little evidence of the harm caused by microwaving cooking was given by the University of Minnesota in a radio announcement: "Microwaves ... are not recommended for heating a baby's bottle. The bottle may seem cool to the touch, but the liquid inside may become extremely hot and could burn the baby's mouth and throat... Heating the bottle in a microwave can cause slight changes in the milk. In infant formulas, there may be a loss of some vitamins. In expressed breast milk, some protective properties may be destroyed.... Warming a bottle by holding it under tap water or by setting it in a bowl of warm water, then testing it on your wrist before feeding, may take a few minutes longer, but it is much safer".

There have been very few scientific studies done on the effect of eating microwaved food. This is rather surprising when you think about the fact that microwaves have been with us for only a few decades - and that in that time the incidence of many diseases has continued to increase.

Two researchers, Blanc and Hertel, confirmed that microwave cooking significantly changes food nutrients. Hertel previously worked as a food scientist for several years with one of the major Swiss food companies. He was fired from his job for questioning procedures in processing food because they denatured it. He got together with Blanc of the Swiss Federal Institute of Biochemistry and the University Institute for Biochemistry.

They studied the effect that microwaved food had on eight individuals, by taking blood samples immediately after eating. They found that after eating microwaved food, haemoglobin levels decreased. "These results show anaemic tendencies. The situation became even more pronounced during the second month of the study."
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If you haven’t been convinced about the danger of microwaved food you never will be. However, if you want to read the full article and find out why the Russians banned Microwave ovens, click here. Click also on this link below for your elucidation. Microwave ovens destroy the nutritional value of your food.
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Another mod con of our time also causing concern is the mobile phone, which uses radio waves to transmit. Wherever you go, you see large numbers of people having one in their hand and compiling text messages or have one on their respective ears talking. Those radio waves penetrate buildings of solid concrete, glass and steel and one has to wonder what these radio waves do to the human brain.
According to: Australia - Mobile Communications - Subscriber Statistics, there are around six million more mobile subscribers than people in Australia. Growth is likely to continue in the foreseeable future as smart phone uptake increases even though subscriber penetration rates are about 125% of the population. Into 2011/12 the rate of growth may drop below 5%. Growth is being driven by population increases and a rise in the number of people using two mobile subscriptions – one for personal use and one for business use. 

One has to wonder if our electronic mod cons is a contributing factor to the ill health of a large number of our population, with medical practices and hospitals filled up to the hilt.To read more, click on this link. Cell Phone Cancer Concerns: What Else Is a Danger in Your Home?
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My thought for today: - Werner
Good health and good sense are two of life's greatest blessings. - Publilius Syrus

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Birds, Keeping Up Appearances.

It is interesting  that our animals are “equipped” with essential qualities or characteristics by which they can function in our harsh world. Animals become self-reliant in a very short time. In contrast, we humans take years to reach that stage. As you will see, there is more to a feather than the naked eye can see - Werner
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HAVE you ever noticed that birds seem to spend a lot of time preening themselves? They spend hours every day apparently doing nothing more than ruffling up their feathers. Whether they are parrots or pelicans, sparrows or flamingos, they all go through this daily ritual. Why? Are they merely trying to look their best?

The real reason is far more substantial than that, Birds need these preening sessions just as much as aircraft need an overhaul. In fact, maintaining plumage in good trim is a matter of life and death to birds. Their feathers suffer a lot of wear and tear, and preening not only keeps them clean and free of parasites but also maintains their aerodynamic functions. Click on image to enlarge.

The daily grooming routine involves "zipping up" any barbs of a bird's feathers that may have come apart. When the barbs are properly hooked together,the feather is more efficient in giving the bird lift. "Two groups of feathers need special attention," explains the Book of British Birds, "the flight feathers of the wings and the `steering' feathers of the tail."

Birds also have a constant battle to keep parasites at bay. In addition to posing a health hazard to the bird, the tiny parasites actually eat the feathers. Naturalists have noticed that birds with damaged bills cannot preen themselves properly and, as a result, harbor many more feather parasites than do normal birds. To facilitate the removal of parasites, some bird species even cover themselves with ants, whose formic acid apparently acts as an effective insecticide.

Finally, the feathers need to be oiled. For aquatic birds the oil on the feathers provides a waterproof coating, and all birds get better weather protection from well oiled feathers. Where does the oil come from? A special gland known as the preen gland, located just above the tail, secretes oils and waxes, which the bird patiently transfers to its feathers. Once again, flight feathers get special attention in the process.

So we need not assume that a bird is idling away its time when preening its feathers. Granted, this process does help the bird keep up appearances, but it also keeps it healthy. In the bird world, preening is a matter of  survival. Source: Awake magazine.
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My thought for today: - Werner
A wise old bird sat on an oak; the more he saw the less he spoke; the less he spoke the more he heard; why aren't we like that wise old bird?”

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Australia’s Water Fluoridation Disgrace.

People across the world have woken up to the futility of water fluoridation and are getting out of fluoridation in droves. Why is Australia persisting with this outdated and ineffective method, and even starting to fluoridate new council areas? Why are we getting rid of the toxic waste product of the Chinese fertiliser and aluminium industries through our water system – yet China will not fluoridate their water?

I highly recommend anyone who still believes fluoridation is safe should read: The Case Against Fluoride: How Hazardous Waste Ended Up in Our Drinking Water and the Bad Science and Powerful Politics That Keep It There by Paul Connett, PhD, James Beck, MD, PhD and H.S. Micklem, DPhil (2010, Chelsea Green Publishing).  The title says it all.  

The lead author, a Professor of Chemistry, is a world expert on fluoridation.  He runs the Fluoride Action Network website, where you can learn the truth about this outdated practice.  You will learn that the so-called ‘science’ cited by fluoridation proponents is either faulty or fraudulent.

If fluoridation is so ‘worthwhile’, why is there a crisis in dental health throughout this country today, with waiting lists for public dental services years long, when many states have been fluoridated for decades?  Now Bundaberg is showing some intestinal fortitude and starting to fight against the imminent poisoning of their water and the ever increasing financial cost of it.

The people of Australia will eventually prevail and have this mass medication of the population stopped - and will, hopefully, hold those who forced this dastardly act on Australia’s population to account. Only 1% of the water we use is drunk, so why does all the water have to be fluoridated?  It just doesn’t make sense.  Queensland is broke and the cost of water fluoridation has blown out from the initial cost of $35 Million to $113 million - and you will be paying for it through your rates. 

Talk to your politicians about this undemocratic, unethical forced mass medication – now!Werner
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News Flash! Australia' first Fluoridation court action. Click on this link. Al Oshalck a resident of Northern NSW, took Rous Water and Ballina Council to court before they could apply fluoride to the water supply.

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Watch this “Firewater” video, an Australian made documentary, which our politicians refuse to watch and you would have to wonder why?  Click here.
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Special Report: Cincinnati's dental crisis. Cincinnati’s water has been fluoridated since 1969. Read the full report, click here.  
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Council fights against fluoridation.
1st November 2011 DELEGATION will seek a meeting with Premier Anna Bligh as the Bundaberg Regional Council continues its fight against the forced fluoridation of the city's water supply.

At a council meeting yesterday Alan Bush, who holds the water and wastewater portfolio, moved that CEO Peter Byrne organise the delegation as soon as possible.

The State Government passed laws in 2008 requiring councils to fluoridate their water by October 31, 2012.But Cr Bush, a long-term and outspoken opponent of fluoridation, told yesterday's meeting the council should try to show the State Government the cost of doing so would be too high for any benefits to the region.He said the cost of the infrastructure would be about $10 million, which the council would have to pay upfront before it could apply for compensation."Basically we have to budget for this then apply to get the funding back," he said.But Cr Bush said the biggest worry was the ongoing costs of fluoridation, which he said were estimated at just under $1 million a year.This would cause a 4% rise in water rates.
"This adds to the cost of living," he said."I, as a councillor, believe it is my duty to point out the facts." Cr Bush said Bundaberg had 10 water treatment plants to be modified.Cr Bush was the only councillor who spoke on the motion, which was passed unanimously. Later in the meeting the council agreed to call for tenders for the design, construction and installation of fluoridation at its 10 water treatment sites.
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In a twist Cr Bush moved the recommendation because it fell within his water and waste-water portfolio, then voted against it.
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And here are three letters published in “The Cairns Post” from two people who are making their feelings known about this insidious practice. This would be the view of most Australians, with the exceptions of our politicians.
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Fluoride a problem in the United States.
ACCORDING to Dr Shaughan Terry (1.11.11) evidence of fluoride safety is compelling. Really?
In August 2005 the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention released the findings of a new national survey of oral health in the US. The survey found a 9 per cent higher prevalence of dental fluorosis in American children than was found in a similar survey 20 years ago.
Between 1999 and 2004, about 41 per cent of adolescents aged 12 to 15 years and 36 per cent aged 16 to 19 years had enamel fluorosis. Moderate and severe fluorosis was observed in less than 4 per cent in both age groups.
The very people responsible  for adding fluoride to water in the US since 1945 were also the same people who claimed that smoking, asbestos and lead in petrol was safe.
Han Barkmeyer, Holloways Beach
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 Politicians won't act on fluoridation.
 I agree with Margaret Phillips (28-10-11) about fluoridation and want it removed. It is a toxic waste product and instead of getting safely rid of it, which would cost the fertiliser and aluminium industries a fortune, they simply dump it in our water supply.

It is a lethal cocktail for people and the environment. Every time we flush the toilets or water the garden it pollutes the environment. But what makes Margaret think Katter's Australian Party or the Queensland Party will do something about it? They will do nothing. Politicians do not listen to the people; they listen to their masters, the big corporations.

Governments don't rule, corporations do. Voting only gives the people the illusion of choice. Han Barkmeyer Holloway Beach
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Conduct your own fluoride research.
SOME of your readers may take for truth the one-sided fluoride information passed down as fact by organisations who have never conducted a controlled, scientific, peer -reviewed study of fluoride themselves (such as WHO, UNESCO, the Australian Dental Association and the National Health and Medical Research Council).

When seeking the truth about fluoride, don't accept the hearsay of selective information. Go directly to the horse's mouth, to the studies on which the reviews were based.

For instance, the much-quoted Australian NHRMC fluoride review is largely a review of a UK review of a specifically selected group of fluoride studies obtained through the Medline database.

When you get through the layers to the actual studies, you'll find the jury is still out. Not one of them can prove fluoride to be safe and effective in improving oral health, though they say they can't prove fluoride to be unsafe because there are insufficient studies.

Likewise, the much-quoted child dental studies by the Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health comparing tooth decay in children of the same age in fluoridated and non-fluoridated areas was found (by the Fluoride Action Network in May 2011 under FOI) to be so flawed that they would need to rewrite their protocols to obtain any valid statistical data.The ethical standard here should be: If in doubt, leave it out. - Monica Mesch, Redlynch.
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My thought for today.Werner
You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time. - Abraham Lincoln
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Monday, October 24, 2011

I was subjected to a "gas attack” in World War 2.

Sending you this posting is indicative that I “survived.” I have been publishing bad news and sad stories lately. For a change I’ll give you something to read that may just relieve you momentarily from the bad and sad things that happen around the world including in Australia. This is a story from my life and I hope you enjoy reading it and hopefully it will bring a smile to your face.
SMILING is infectious; you catch it like the flu. When someone SMILED at me today, I started SMILING too. I passed around the corner and someone saw my grin. When he SMILED, I realized I'd passed it on to him. I thought about that smile, then realized its worth; a single SMILE just like mine could travel 'round' the earth. So if you feel a SMILE begin, don't leave it undetected. LET'S START AN EPIDEMIC QUICK AND GET THE WORLD INFECTED!!! – So, send this on to your friends and get them “smile infected.” - Werner
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MY Sister Helga.
During the war (W.W.2) every household was issued with gasmasks.  Helga was only a few months old, still wearing nappies and lying awake in her baby cot.  My mother had to go to the corner shop and enlisted me to keep an eye, or possibly both, on my sister.
Helga started to cry and I tried to calm her by talking to her and gesticulating with my hands.  Leaning over the cot and thus being very close by her side, I noticed a terrible smell emanating from the direction of her nappies. I surmised that it could be one of two things.  One, that there I something in those nappies, and they weren’t roses.  Two, a distant possibility, we were under a gas attack. 
Early in the war the authorities had warned us that the enemy could drop poisoned gas on us one day.  As we found out later, the latter conclusion was pretty close to the mark, but this was “friendly” gas and did not come from our enemies.
However, I thought it would better to err on the side of caution and be rather save than sorry, I fetched the gasmask from the cupboard and put it on. Then, I approached my little sister again, to deal with her crying and tried anew to calm her.
To my horror however, my sister was not impressed at all with my strange headgear, and her crying went up quite a few octaves and became high-pitched screams.  She gave the impression of being a budding opera singer, with the exception that her face took on hues of red and blue.  Patting and softly stroking her made matters only worse. I was at my wits end, I panicked, and ran to the neighbour’s wife, Anna, for help. She stopped immediately whatever she was doing and we raced back to my sister. Then Anna lifted Helga out of the cot and the crying stopped, then she went to the source of that terrible smell and rectified the situation. 
Anna noticed then the gasmask still hanging around my neck.  “Why on earth do your have that gasmask around your neck?” She wanted to know.   I explained the reason for it, to which she exclaimed, “Oh my God, no wonder the poor girl was screaming!
Some time later, Helga was unwell with a fever and mother called the doctor. In those days doctors made mostly house calls.  In due time, the doctor arrived. He was the locum tenens and he was led by mother into the lounge room.  I was promptly sent to the kitchen, as there was no way that my mother would allow me to witness the medical examination of my sister.  Such things were considered inappropriate. However, inquisitive as always, my ears were pricked up and close to the wall, which divided us.
Suddenly, there was a bit of a commotion in the 'examination' room and I heard my mother apologizing for something.  After a little while, mother and doctor came marching into the kitchen; mother walking beside the doctor and wiping his face with a clean nappy and, the doctor looking extremely shocked and was undoing his tie and at the same time saying, "this has never happened to me before".  Mother went to the vanity basin to wet the nappy and gave the doctor a few more wipes while still apologizing for whatever Helga had done, and all he could say again, was:  “That has never happened to me before".
By now I was dying to know, "What had never happened to him before", but I had been well trained not to butt into adult conversations and ask questions.
When the doctor had finally left, on the way out, still indicating some distress of whatever never happened to him before; my mother put an end to the mystery and told me what had happened.
The doctor had decided to give Helga an injection and asked mother to turn the baby on her stomach, so that he could insert the needle into the cheek of her behind.
As the needle went into my little sister's bottom, Helga retaliated in a skunk-like fashion firing an accurately directed salvo of a very smelly substance at the doctor.  What would normally be called a ‘bulls-eye’ would have to be called in this instance, a 'doctor's-eye'. 
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My Thought for today. – Werner
A smile is an inexpensive way to change your looks. - Proverb
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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Democracy is dead in Australia, replaced by totalitarianism.

“There will be no carbon tax under a government I lead,” pledged Julia Gillard before the federal election in 2010. Now we have this tax by the government she leads. The issue with me and many other Australians is not so much whether or not we have this tax; the issue is that the Australian people have been lied to. My mother used to say:” Once a liar always a liar.”Werner
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The Canberra Mafia. How and why the Australian Federal Government conceal corruption.Read more.
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Here is a message from Timothy Andrews, Managing Editor of Menzies House.

Four thousand, five hundred Australians have just been censored by the Gillard -Brown regime.

I thought I had seen everything. I thought after all the attacks on freedom of speech I have written to you about before, that nothing could surprise me.I was wrong.

In a shocking and historically unprecedented suppression of political expression and abuse of democracy, 4,500 Aussies - all opposed to this unnecessary and destructive tax on carbon dioxide - have just been told that they don't count. That their opinions don't matter. That their thoughts are not allowed to be heard.

The background: As you will remember, last month, the Joint Select Committee on Australia's Clean Energy Future Legislation asked for submissions about the carbon dioxide tax legislation. They specifically stated that they "encourage submissions to its inquiry from a wide range of individuals and organisations". There were no other terms of reference.

Although they only gave us one week, four thousand five hundred of us took the time to write to the committee. Four thousand five hundred Australians took the time to read the over 1000 page legislation. Four thousand five hundred Australians wrote in depth submissions detailing the flaws in this proposed legislation.
We have now discovered that their work was suppressed. They have been silenced. Will be censored and stripped from the record without a trace.


An Australian Parliamentary Committee has NEVER BEFORE censored submissions to this extent. Nothing has come even close. Ever. There is NO historical precedent for such a mass rejection of submissions.

To rub salt into the wound, the Government was more than happy to accept earlier submissions in favour of the tax that were just two sentences saying, for example, “I am writing to express my support for the government to legislate to put a price on carbon. I urge the government to
move ahead with the Carbon Tax.”

Yet lengthy, in-depth submissions opposing the tax on carbon dioxide have been rejected and stripped from the record.

Julia Gillard and Bob Brown have just officially stuck up their middle finger at us and told us that we don't count.

Don't let them get away with it! 
Contact as many newspapers, TV stations, Radio Channels, Bloggers as you can and spread the word! (There is a good list of media contacts here you can start with) -  and don't just e-mail! Phone, fax, and write letters to the editor about!  We MUST get the word out!

Also, forward this to all your family and friends, share this with your facebook friends: and then post it on twitter:

Do anything you can to spread the word about this disgraceful abuse of democracy and silencing of Australians by the Gillard-Brown Government.

There is only ONE reason why the Gillard-Brown Government is trying to silence us: they know that we are right and are scared to engage in debate.
Let's not let them get away with it.
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My thought for today. Werner
Truth is the most valuable thing we have, so I try to conserve it.~Mark Twain

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Monday, October 3, 2011

Where are we heading in this country?

That is a valid question and many Australians would like to have it answered. Our federal government is spending borrowed money like drunken sailors. Our debt is growing bigger and bigger by the minute. We have wasted 6 billion dollars on the futile Afghan war so far.  Australian Government aid in 2011-2012 (in millions of dollars) amounted to: Indonesia 558.1; Papua New Guinea 482.3; Solomon Islands 261.6;  Afghanistan 165.1; Vietnam 137.9; East Timor 123.7; Philippines 123.1;  Pakistan 92.8; Bangladesh 92.0; and Cambodia 64.2.  
When there is a natural disaster in a foreign country we hand out millions to them, yet many Australian flood and cyclone victims do not have a place to live because of the meanness of the insurances companies. Why on earth do our citizens not get aid from the government like the foreign countries?? It is regional Australia that has suffered the most.

The last 12 months have been a shameful chapter in the governance of this country's affairs. It has been a period punctuated by lies, stuff-ups and contempt for the Australian people. The litany of policy failures since the Prime Minister seized power –profoundly affected the trust of Australian voters – and it is forever etched in the minds of our people.

Wayne Swan raised the Government’s borrowing limit in May to $250 Billion. None of the "LOVE" media, the Greens or anyone else of note except for real people like Barnaby Joyce raised an eyelid. Not even, it appears, our overpaid bureaucrats at the Reserve Bank Australia. 
Just read what is written below. It's quite entertaining to begin with but in the end I assure you it is not. This was written before the increased borrowing limit. Then ask yourself if this will be the real moral challenge of our time that we are leaving behind for our Children and Grand Children.

In Queensland things are no different; the Bligh government is also spending borrowed money on  totally useless things,
such as infrastructure for water fluoridation. To put it simply; we are helping China to get rid of their industrial waste from the fertiliser and aluminium industries through our drinking water systems. By the way, this is a number 6 poison. Originally the infrastructure for the Queensland fluoridation was “supposed to be” $35 million and now it has blown out to $113+ million half way through 2011 and they are not finished poisoning us yet! - Werner
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Those of you, who still believe that fluoride is good for you, please have a look at this video. It was uploaded just over a day ago and recorded almost 80.000 views. Click here!
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Also watch this video by Dr. Paul Connett Expert on Fluoride Toxicity; UNCENSORED conference. Click here!
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Water Worry - Fluoride Levels in the Water Supply • NBC Nightly News • January 7th, 2011 Click here.
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Quoted from Ross Greenwood of Money News.
What is a Billion? How many zeros in a billion??? This is too true to be funny. The next time you hear a politician use the word 'billion' in a casual manner, think about whether you want the 'politicians' spending YOUR tax money.

A billion is a difficult number to comprehend, but one advertising agency did a good job of putting that figure into some perspective in one of its releases. 
A.  A billion seconds ago it was 1959.
B.  A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.
C.  A billion hours ago our ancestors were living in the Stone Age.
D.  A billion days ago no-one walked on the earth on two feet.
E. A billion dollars ago was only 8 hours and 20 minutes, at the rate our government is spending it.

NOW THIS IS UNDISPUTABLE!!!  NO MATTER WHAT YOUR POLITICAL LEANINGS.Right now the Federal Government is at pains to tell everyone - including us the mug-punters and the International Monetary Fund, that it will not exceed its own, self-imposed, borrowing limits.
How much?    $200 billion.   And here's a worry.
If you work in a bank's money market operation; or if you are a politician; the millions turn into billions and it rolls off the tip of the tongue a bit too easily. But every dollar that is borrowed, some time, has to be repaid. By you, by me and by the rest of the country.

I did a bit of math for Jason Morrison (Sydney radio presenter). But it's so staggering its worth repeating now. First though; here's what Ex-P.M. Rudd has been saying about - what he calls - these temporary borrowings. Remember Those Words: Temporary Deficit.

The total Government debt could end up around $200 billion. So here's a very basic calculation ….. I used a home loan calculator to work it out..... It’s that simple. $200 billion is $200,000 million.

The current 10 year Government bond rate is 4.67 per cent. I worked the loan out over a period of 20 years. Now here's where it gets scary ..... really scary.

The repayments on $200 billion come to more than one and a quarter billion dollars - every month - for 20 years. It works out that we - as taxpayers - will be repaying $15.4 billion in interest and principal every year . . . $733 for every man woman and child - every year.

The total interest bill over the 20 years is - get this - $108 billion. Remember, this is a Government, that just 18 months ago or so, had NO debt, NO debt at all. In fact it had enough money to create the Future Fund, to pay the future liabilities of public servants' superannuation, and it had enough to stick $20 billion into the Building Australia Fund. 
Alan Jones Comment...... this is frightening: Hmmmmm??
He continues... a note that was sent to me which explains that the six leading members of the Government, from Mr Rudd down, the top six have a collective work experience of 181 years, but only 13 in the private sector.

If you take out of those 13 years the number that were spent as trade union lawyers that total 11, of the 181 years, only two years were spent in the private sector. So out of those 181 years:

- no years spent running their own business  
- no years spent starting their own business
- no years spent as a director of a family business or a company
- no years as a director of a public company
- no years in a senior position in a public company
- no years in a senior position in a private company
- no years working in corporate finance
- no years in corporate or business restructuring
- no years working in or with a bank
- no years of experience in the capital markets
- no years in a stock-broking firm
- no years in negotiating debt facilities with banks
- no years running a small business
- no years at the World Bank or IMF or OECD
- no years in Treasury or Finance.

But these people have plunged Australia into unprecedented debt, and now threaten to torpedo employee share schemes, which they plainly don't understand. 
Well, in a way you can't blame them. It's clear the electorate did not do their homework, because the Government is there by right.

If you have read this you may like to pass it on to your friends to help educate a little…as you, them and I, will be repaying the above.
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My thought for today. – Werner
Never spend your money before you have it.- Thomas Jefferson

Thursday, September 22, 2011

An open letter to Gillard & Abbott, from an Australian Grandmother.

First an explanation to my overseas readers. Gillard (Labor) is Australia’s Prime Minister, and Abbott (Liberal/National) is the Leader of the Opposition. 
Following is a letter to Gillard and Abbott from Mrs Jenny Bell, a 65 year old retired nurse who lives in the Barossa Valley in South Australia. Jenny has been an activist for our War Veterans since 2007 in their fight for proper and fair indexation. She firmly believes that we owe them, and this country owes them. 
Jenny is a mother and stepmother of five children and a grandmother of seven children, who is very worried about what is happening in this country. She says that she will remain an activist for as long as she is above ground, because what she sees happening in this country is not what she wants to leave for her children and grandchildren to inherit. 

This seems to put into words what I – and I am sure, many others of the silent majority – think!  If it doesn't worry you what Jenny writes, then nothing will.
– Werner

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Have also a look at these two links. 1) Problem-Reaction-Solution. 
2) Lima Agreement.
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And now, Jenny Bell’s letter to Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott.
You BOTH worry me! (In fact, both of your Political parties worry the hell out of me!) Over the last three years, I find myself becoming more and more fearful of the pair of you and between you, you are turning this country, into a place that I no longer feel at home in or feel a part of !
I watch you in parliament and no, not just the two of you, but every politician that I see, stand up in parliament sneering at each other and acting like children!!! (And if you were my children, I would be ashamed of you all, what an example to set!) Although you would like us all to believe, that  you are putting the needs of this country at the forefront, NEITHER of you are doing that, you seem more interested in "one-upmanship", in scoring off each other and denigrating each other, to the detriment of this country and it's people!!!

It seems to be all about YOU as individuals and not about what you can DO for this country! It is fast becoming a place that I do not recognize as the place I always thought was the best place in the world to be!!! But no longer!!!

You are not listening to the people of this country!!!
And here in South Australia, your counterparts, are afflicted with the same disease, is it endemic in all politicians?
I am watching the deterioration of living standards in this country (and according to you, on a world stage we are doing better than most countries ...REALLY???)...and yet the gap is widening between the" haves" and the "have-not's ",  I see our homeless on the streets, our hospitals under funded and understaffed, our health system is an absolute mess and a  disgrace ...and yet I see multi millions of dollars being sent off shore, in aid to other countries, before attending to this country's needs!! I see the "selling off of the farm", in large amounts, to foreign interests, (In every state) including water rights to foreign interests too - and WHY?

Especially when you go to great lengths to tell us, that water is a finite resource and supposedly, we must ALL be careful with how we use it, so that we ensure we have it for the future?

Foreign interests "Fracking" for coal seam gas and riding rough shod over farmer's rights to their own land AND USING QUESTIONABLE CHEMICALS,  (You don't even KNOW what chemicals they use)  and possibly causing damage to the water table in the process!!!

And those foreign interests, I believe, do NOT have to pay anything in royalties, back to this country, for the first five years of their tenure … IS THIS CORRECT???

A Carbon Tax, (which you KNOW is just another tax) and which will make NO appreciable difference, to carbon emissions AT ALL! A tax,  which in spite of all your arguments FOR it, you are doing alone, when other major countries will NOT and DO NOT embrace it, or believe in it!!

All that will do for this country is put working families and small businesses behind the eight ball.... what planet are you on, if you think that your few hundred dollars a year, will make even a scrap of difference to the effect of the carbon tax on people? Blind Freddy can see the holes in that argument!!!!  Do you really think we are that dumb????

The CONVOY OF NO CONFIDENCE was real!!! ...and I haven't spoken to even ONE person, who would not have liked to be there if they could, but the tyranny of distance and /or work, was the only thing that kept them away, (myself included) …and you KNOW that only a part of the convoy was actually allowed to be in front of Parliament house and ON VIEW  ...the rest were streets away, unreported by the media!!

For Mr Albanese to stand up in parliament and call it "THE CONVOY OF NO CONSEQUENCE "in his sneering tone,   shows just how out of touch with the people of Australia , you really are!!!! WE WOULD HAVE ALL, LIKED TO BE THERE!!!

DEFENCE. Because Americans are our Allies and we support them in Wars, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan ....and you have sent our soldiers to those places and our soldiers fought for you and for Australia , ........some coming home with terrible physical injuries and some with devastating Mental Injuries as well, BUT WHERE ARE YOU, WHEN THEY NEED YOU?????
Veteran's Indexation to CPI only is a disgrace and is something YOUR Labor party, Julia, used as an election sweetener, to get the Veteran's Vote ...BUT YOU LIED!!!!!!

You never had any intention of honouring your election promise to them, and it WILL come back to bite you at the next election!!!! (And Tony, Liberals were NO BETTER, Howard had more than 10 years to "fix it" and didn't!)
Veterans are not alone they have families, friends and supporters, who are heartily sick of the deception your party perpetrated on them, AND THEY ALL VOTE!!!! THEY are your obligation, first and foremost, and it is not your first obligation to give aid to every man and his dog overseas first!!! 
Look after your own FIRST!!!! Is this what you call SALUTING THEIR SERVICE??? Have you any idea how sickening it is, for our Vets, to see you both, ( Labor or Liberal ) turn up to the funerals of our current young vets, for a photo opportunity, to be seen to be "caring", in the public eye but only to turn your backs on them all,  when they need you???  (Just ask Breanna Till, an Afghanistan Soldier's wife, how CARING this govt is!!!)

And in light of what you DONT do, for our Vets, let's talk about Multiculturalism.  People have come here from other countries for a better life, for more years than I have been alive (I am 65 years old!!)  My own family migrated here in 1883, from Germany and did find a better life. Pre and Post war immigrants have came for a better life, and settled in and became wonderful contributors to this country as did those who came here after the Vietnam War, all have contributed to the rich diversity of this country and some descendants have even fought FOR this country and they have become Australians and were glad to be, and they had NO handouts from our Govt either; they worked hard for everything!

I have never had a problem with all, or any, race of immigrants coming here. However, I DO NOW!!!

Please tell me why we have areas like Lakemba, where police do NOT, and will NOT go, for fear of their life?

Please tell me why we can no longer have religion in schools, for fear of "OFFENDING" someone?  (The latest little gem is that they are not having, or being funded, for "chaplains" anymore but "Counsellors"?)

Please tell me why religious Christmas observances, are no longer allowed in some schools for fear of OFFENDING someone?

Please tell me HOW Christmas decorations in some stores, might OFFEND someone?

Please tell me why we have to have segregated days in some swimming centres, for fear of "OFFENDING" someone?

Please tell me why we have some RADICAL clerics, demanding Sharia Law in this country, yet if we were in THEIR country, this would NEVER be allowed?

Please tell me why our laws need to be changed so as not to OFFEND someone??  

Please tell me why we are fast becoming a MINORITY voice, in our own country because of POLITICAL CORRECTNESS??

Please tell me WHY, Australians cannot legally wear a face covering bike helmet into a bank and yet it is OK to wear a Burqa which covers the whole face?

And please tell me, WHY, when those people who want asylum here, can wreck our detention centres, as in Villawood and STILL be accepted here?

SO, in light of the above, WILL BOTH OF YOU ......Please tell me WHY, when some of our Vietnam Veterans FINALLY received (in the last 6 months) the recognition that they should have had, after the Vietnam War, (and which they received from the USA & South Vietnam,  during and immediately after the Vietnam War), that the families of those Veterans were refused assistance  by this Govt, to attend that award ceremony and yet this Govt ....flew, accommodated and even took on bus tours , to the families of asylum seekers, after the funerals of those who were killed, in the boat which sunk, off Christmas Island?

What does that say about just who are this govt's priorities?? The Australian people that I speak to, have genuine concerns about becoming a second class minority in our own country and the reasons for it, are some of the above. Are you so blind that you cannot see this?

And no, I am NOT racist!!!... (If I did not like Catholics or Protestants, would I be considered racist??)  Of course not! Why is it that if we object to what is happening in our country, we are immediately labelled RACIST in an attempt to shut us up?? We are fighting Radical Muslims, in Afghanistan and Iraq, are we not?

I hear you say, "Yes but the Muslims we have here, are "Not like that "- well how would we know? Do we hear ANY of them coming out and speaking AGAINST radicals? I haven't, have you??? Islam is not compatible with ANY of the values that we hold here in Australia! Are not the experiences of Britain, France, the Netherlands or Holland an example of that?   Why do you think it would be any different here? We even have an Australian born "radical", whose message is, that Australia WILL become a Muslim country, under Sharia Law and that we had "better get used to it".

Will both of you, grow some "Balls" and start sticking up for this country and its people??? We are the people who put you where you are and PAY you, to look after our interests!! ..And you are NOT doing that by any stretch of the imagination!!!
I would appreciate an answer, from both of you, if only to convince me that once again, I am not talking to a brick wall!

In case it has escaped both of you, I would like to remind you that, in Australia, the Government is FOR THE PEOPLE, OF THE PEOPLE and BY THE PEOPLE, you should never forget that because you sure have up till now!!!

Mrs Jenny Bell (Contact details have been removed.)
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My thought for today. – Werner
No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.  ~Abraham Lincoln

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