Monday, January 30, 2012

Burning the Australian flag by aboriginal activists was disgraceful!

As a migrant to this country I swore allegiance to Australia and its flag, which is the symbol of our Nation. Many Australians have died fighting in wars under this flag and for this wonderful country. To see it burned in our National Capital, Canberra, and especially on our Australia Day; by radical aborigines is an absolute disgrace, and this is an understatement. This appalling act went around the world like wildfire to the embarrassment for every true blue Australian.

The question begs, why were those people burning our flag and showing malicious satisfaction is not charged for this awful despicable act? Why are the federal police and the federal government turning a blind eye on this matter? If I would have done the same I would have ended up in court.
Tony Hodges, Gillard’s media adviser who caused this ruckus by giving a “doctored” statement made by Opposition Leader Tony Abbott, to the members of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy. Hodges has now become Gillard’s “Fallguy.”

Julia Gillard tells us that Hodges acted without her knowledge and permission; nobody will believe her as she had been lying to the Australian public before.

The aboriginal population in Australia is a mere 2 percent,
but many of the benefits they receive are out of reach for 98 per cent of our population. However, they are not satisfied; they want more. I do not condone how the aborigines were treated in the distant past, but things have changed for the better. Even if Tony abbot didn’t say it, many Australians would like to have this aboriginal tent embassy aberration removed - it is a “dark” stain on the Australian landscape.
We must never put all Australian aborigines into one basket; we have many indigenous roll models in our country that distance themselves well from the radical elements and despise the handout mentality prevalent in the wider aboriginal communities.

The Australian Taxpayer is pouring billion of dollars into Aboriginal communities,
it is a bottomless pit, but they have nothing to show for it.
The so-called “Stolen Generation”
of aboriginal children was a misnomer, they were not stolen from their parents; they were taken away because the mothers rejected them, and those children were taken in by “white Australian” families and given a better life and an education. And most of them showed gratitude for this.  Australian aboriginals should be thankful that Captain Cook did make a left-hand turn on the East Coast of Australia and claimed the country for the British. Had it come under the jurisdiction of another country, the aboriginal race may have become extinct.

When former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd apologised of what had occurred in the long distant past, everybody thought this was their ultimate price they strived for, and thus being the finality of their constant demands for privileges and handouts. However, we were all wrong and, whether this apology was necessary or not is still debated in Australia.

When I came to Australia with a pregnant wife;
a fourteen month old daughter; no money and not speaking English, we experienced many hardships, but we never complained. We assimilated and integrated into the Australian way of life and are proud Australian citizens today.
 What we posses; we worked for; we went on with life without complaining or asking for handouts from the government. Why isn’t the great majority of indigenous Australians do the same?

However, before you bring out the racist card, let me tell you that I employed and trained aborigines, and was subjected to abuse from “r
ednecks.” The colour of the skin was never an issue with me; it’s the attitude that counts with me.  If you have anything to add, make a comment but read the annotation at the bottom first. – Werner                                                        
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Aboriginal Identity: Who is 'Aboriginal'?
Also read: Australian National Flag.
Watch the video about the Australia Day political circus.
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My thought for today.Werner
“If you want to make beautiful music, you must play the black and the white notes together.” Richard Nixon
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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Australian angst about Islam quietly creeping in.

More and more Australians of non Muslim faith are concerned about the unabated influx of Muslim legal and illegal migrants (Boatpeople). It is not openly discussed for fear of being accused of racism or xenophobia, but nevertheless, it is increasingly being discussed by non Muslin Australians.   

A lot of Australians are more interested in their sport and apathetic about what is happening in the world at large. However there is an ever increasing number of Australians who read the newspapers and watch the news who know that many European countries that willingly opened their collective doors to Muslim migrants now regret it, and have big problems to deal with.
Non integration and assimilation into their respective host countries is one of the biggest problems, and when they get encouragement from the Turkish Prime Minister not to assimilate, then it is no wonder this is happening.

James P. Zumwalt, a United States diplomat wrote an article titled: “Muslim Non-Assimilation.”  Here are some excerpts. To read the full story click on this link. I quote.
During a visit to Cologne, Germany, in 2008, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke to a group of 20,000 Turks living in Europe. He told them, “I understand very well that you are against assimilation. One cannot expect you to assimilate. Assimilation is a crime against humanity.”

What many people fail to understand about Islam and Muslims’ failure to assimilate “to become part of something greater” is that Muslims are embracing “reverse assimilation.” This is the process by which the influence of the host population is eventually marginalized due to the disproportionately high growth of an immigrant population which then seeks to impose its beliefs on the host. Simply put, it is the guest who comes to a host’s home, grows his family until it outnumbers the host’s family and then takes over that home. What we fail to understand is that, to Muslims, becoming “part of something greater” means the natives surrender their individual identity and way of life to Muslims.
In 1948, the world community unanimously agreed to a UN declaration that human rights are universal. In 1981, Muslim countries distanced themselves from this, claiming Sharia law was controlling, thus limiting such rights primarily to Muslim men. That same Sharia law is now being applied in host countries—including the U.S.—under pressure from growing unassimilated Muslim populations.

Muslim supporters of the Ground Zero mosque raise the Constitution with one hand to claim religious freedom protects its construction. But, hidden in the other hand, is Sharia law—with its standard of human inequality—which they seek to impose, trumping the same Constitution they use against non-supporters. Mosque supporters need to understand they cannot have it both ways. We need to understand that as well. Unquote.

One has to wonder if our Australian politicians get this message or are aware of what is happening in Europe and willing to take pre-emptive action so that it doesn’t happen here. It is Muslim opposition to assimilation, coupled with Muslim populations growing at faster rates than native host populations, that raises concerns over the “Islamization” of Western Europe. Non-assimilation has generated “no-go” zones in some European city-areas, and local law enforcement refuses to go there because Muslim residents do not tolerate entry by non-believers.

Denmark dropped its very liberal immigration policy once the government recognized the dangers of failed Muslim assimilation within its borders. Comprising 5% of the population, Danish Muslims settled in no-go zones, while consuming 40% of welfare benefits.

Read what Holland is doing and what they are saying in Canada. Click on this link.
Muslims and Multiculturalism not a happy mix in some countries.

What some European leaders said:
German Chancellor Angela Merkel: Attempts to build a multicultural society in Germany have "utterly failed.” She said the so-called "multicultural" concept - where people would "live side-by-side" happily - did not work, and immigrants needed to do more to integrate - including learning German. Angela Merkel also spoke out about the fragmentation and destabilization occurring in Germany.

British Prime Minister David Cameron, in a speech attended by world leaders, criticized his country’s longstanding policy of multiculturalism, saying it was an outright failure and partly to blame for fostering Islamist extremism. Click on this video link:  Good Bye England – Wake up Australia!

French President Nicolas Sarkozy: Multiculturalism in France had failed.

Former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria warned about the growing dangers of immigrants refusing to integrate into the rest of society.

And here is what the Australian government is saying: If anything: “We have no problems here.”  What about the Holsworthy Barracks terror plot for which three Australian Muslims got convicted and received lengthy sentences? No problems? It also seems that our government is oblivious to what European leaders are saying.

Watch this segment from Today Tonight channel 7. A council is spending ratepayers' money to make Muslims feel more at home, by funding workers to spread the word of Islam. If you are a Muslim in this country ONLY you will benefit, to see the whole story, please click on this link.
It is hoped that channel 7 will not take this story off air, it is pretty scary to watch, believe me!  What an incompetent government, what a bunch of idiots! Raise your voice against this mindless spending, before it's too late!!! And don't forget to pass it on.

Of course we know that not every Muslim is an Islamist or a terrorist. However, every terrorist, it seems, has been a Muslim.  Islam portrays itself as a religion of peace. However, look at the problems in Iraq where two Muslim factions, the Sunnis and the Shi'ites hate and kill each other. What about the Muslim suicide bombers who indiscriminately kill innocent civilians around the world and most of all in Islamic countries?

We generally have no problems in Australia with the myriads of various religious faiths. However, big problems are looming with Muslims in this country, taking into account what we have learnt from Europe and what we see is happening in some western suburbs of Sydney, which are enclaves of non-assimilating Muslims, where non Muslims avoid going, as it is akin to entering a foreign Islamic country. The contentious edict in the Koran alone that forbids Muslims to make friends with Christians and Jews makes it impossible for a good Muslim who strictly follows the Koran to become a good Australian, and to live together in symbiotic harmony with the “other” Australians.

This post was not written in a malicious vein, but to bring the obvious truth to the many uninformed and apathetic Australians in our midst. Please feel free to comment on this posting, but read the annotation at the bottom first. - Werner
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Following is submission 449 to by a concerned Australian, Brian Wheatley from Strathdale, a suburb of Bendigo in Victoria, Australia to Mr James Catchpole, Committee Secretary, Joint Standing Committee on Migration, Canberra. 

Brian Wheatley is questioning the wisdom of multiculturalism and the great influx of Muslim immigrants. He is a business man; is happily married with two sons and two granddaughters and his interests are global warming, Islam, Christianity and politics. He says Obama is a fraud, Gillard is a fool. Brian has a saying:  “We live in an ineptocracy” (new English word thought up by Brian, meaning being governed by those with no ability - the most incompetent rulers).

As a footnote: Just in case someone accuses Brian Wheatley of being a racist, his wife is 10% Chinese, though of European culture. One of his sons is a mixture of Chinese, Fijian, Maori & Anglo Saxon. His second son is 100% Tamil, from Sri Lanka. I Quote:

Dear Mr. Catchpole, I would like to make a submission in respect of Multiculturalism in Australia.  As an Australian I have long felt that we as a nation are richly blessed. At the same time I have never comprehended multiculturalism. This is the COMMONWEALTH of Australia. The word commonwealth is made up of two words. Common and wealth.  We are wealthy in one respect, in that we have things in common. We love freedom. We have property rights. We vote. But we also speak a common language. We worship one God (the same one).  We respect property, we do not kill unpopular politicians.

The list is very long. Up until the 1970s our migrants were from mostly countries that share our values, the things we have in common. But since that time the people entering our country have tended to not share our values. Specifically, Muslims do not integrate into our communities because their religion teaches them not to. Their practices conflict with our values. (ref STOPShariaLAWnow

You really should examine the Koran if you want to save this country from the turmoil that is descending upon Europe. And please don't ask a Muslim Imam to explain it to you. They are taught to lie to Infidels to protect Islam.

There is ample evidence in  the Australian Parliament Joint Standing Committee on Migration Submission no. 449 on YouTube alone for you to see that there is something inherently bad about Islam. Please do not import this cancer into our society. No good can come from it.

Take a study tour of France, Denmark even Western China! We have currently 1.8% of our population represented  by Muslims. Statistics show that once this figure exceeds 2% we will experience increasing trouble. Look at what is happening around the world! Since September 11 2001 there have been 17,207 terrorist attacks in the name of Islam. Refer to

This is not made up. Ask yourself. Do you want this country to descend into chaos because of a minority of people who will not assimilate? These people have on average 6 or 7 children per family. We average less than 2.They do not question their beliefs. They are discouraged from questioning their beliefs. Many despise our way of life.

There is still time to prevent the disaster that is coming. Stop all immigration of Muslims. Look to what our values are and allow migrants from those nations that share our values, our love of democracy, and respect for property and life.

Brian Wheatley, 8 Weatherby Drive, Strathdale Vic 3550 –
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My thought for today. Werner
The tendency to turn human judgments into divine commands makes religion one of the most dangerous forces in the world.   Georgia Harkness  (1891–1974) was a Christian theologian in the Methodist tradition.)

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Cabbage, the humble vegetable loaded with nutrients.

This is my first posting for 2012 and I wish my blog visitors a Happy New Year, prosperity and good health – health is wealth. With this in mind let me tell you about the health benefits of a humble vegetable, the cabbage.  Not too many people would realize what a powerhouse of nutrients the cabbage is.

As inexpensive as cabbage is, it is one of the richest when it comes to protective vitamins. Raw cabbage cleans the waste from the stomach and upper bowels which improves digestion and reduces constipation. Red cabbage contains almost twice the vitamin C as some green cabbages. Red cabbages are always richer in anthocyanins (flavonoid phytonutrients) that not only act as antioxidants, but also function as supporters of the immune system. Green cabbages, on the other hand, have substantially more folate. Remember that many of the more subtle nutritional differences in cabbage depend on the specific variety. Even though cabbages can be generally divided into three types-reds, greens, and savoy - there are many popular varieties of cabbage within all three general types.

We are never without cabbage in our household; we consume it in four different ways.

1. Raw as a salad mixed with carrots to give extra nutrients and colour, and mixed with your favourite salad dressing, we often add mushrooms and capsicums as well. If you can’t grow your own cabbage, buy the organic if possible.

2. My wife’s speciality; she calls it “Bayerisches Kraut” translated “Bavarian cabbage.” This is the steamed variety and is prepared the following way. 1. Slice cabbage. 2. Chop two rashers of bacon and half an onion and sauté this for two minutes. 3. Add cabbage; a tablespoon of vinegar, and two teaspoons of caraway seeds and steam for twenty minutes – add a bit of water if necessary and some salt to your taste. Absolutely yummy! (There was even a piece of music written about this dish.) Click on this link: Bayerisch Kraut Polka.

3. My wife’s recipe for red cabbage is as follows. 1. Dice half an onion, two bacon rashers and sauté for two minutes. 2. Add sliced cabbage with a grated green apple; a level teaspoon of cloves, one tablespoon of sugar, two tablespoons of vinegar, some salt to your taste and steam this for twenty minutes, or to your liking. Absolutely delicious!

4. Sauerkraut the fermented variety, delicious and healthy. I grew up on our family farm in Germany and we made our own sauerkraut which gives the gut healthy bacteria. When buying sauerkraut, buy it in glass jars and not the tins as its aluminium lining can cause problems if the tin is damaged.

Vegetable Nutrition Facts: Sauerkraut, click here.

Perhaps this will persuade you to make cabbage one of your main vegetables for the benefit to your health. To post a comment read my annotation at the end. - Werner   
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Following is an extract from “The World’s Healthiest Foods.” To read more click on the link at the end of the extract.

What's New and Beneficial About Cabbage?
Cabbage can provide you with some special cholesterol-lowering benefits if you will cook it by steaming. The fiber-related components in cabbage do a better job of binding together with bile acids in your digestive tract when they've been steamed. When this binding process takes place, it's easier for bile acids to be excreted, and the result is a lowering of your cholesterol levels. Raw cabbage still has cholesterol-lowering ability, just not as much as steamed cabbage.

Researchers now realize that different types of cabbage (red, green, and Savoy) contain different patterns of glucosinolates. This new knowledge means that your broadest health benefits from cabbage are likely to come from inclusion of all varieties in your diet. 

Cabbage in general; but also Savoy cabbage in particular; turns out to be an especially good source of sinigrin. Sinigrin is one of the cabbage glucosinolates that has received special attention in cancer prevention research. The sinigrin in cabbage can be converted into allyl-isothiocyanate, or AITC. This isothiocyanate compound has shown unique cancer preventive properties with respect to bladder cancer, colon cancer, and prostate cancer.

In one recent study, short-cooked and raw cabbage was the only types of cabbage to show cancer-preventive benefits; long-cooked cabbage failed to demonstrate measurable benefits. New research shows that steaming is a better cooking method than microwaving if you want to maximize the health benefits of glucosinolates found in cabbage. That's because two minutes of microwaving destroys the same amount of myrosinase enzymes as seven minutes of steaming, and you need those myrosinase enzymes to help convert cabbage's glucosinolates into cancer-preventive compounds.

Our Healthy Sauté method, which we recommend for cabbage, is very similar to steaming and enhances the flavor of the cabbage. See "How to Enjoy" below.
                  WH Foods Recommendations.
You'll want to include cabbage as one of the cruciferous vegetables you eat on a regular basis if you want to receive the fantastic health benefits provided by the cruciferous vegetable family. At a minimum, include cruciferous vegetables as part of your diet 2-3 times per week, and make the serving size at least 1-1/2 cups. Even better from a health standpoint, enjoy cabbage and other vegetables from the cruciferous vegetable group 4-5 times per week, and increase your serving size to 2 cups.

Traditional methods of steaming or boiling make cabbage watery. To retain the maximum number of nutrients and flavor we recommend Healthy Sautéing cabbage. Slice cabbage into 1/4 -inch slices and let sit for 5 minutes to enhance its health-promoting benefits before cooking. For more details see Healthiest Way of Cooking Cabbage below. To read the full article, click here.
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My thought for today: - Werner
The greatest wealth is health.  ~Virgil

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