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