Saturday, February 28, 2015

Welfare, the millstone around Australia’s neck.

There are people in genuine hardship who need government support, but is welfare strangling Australia? When we see who can get it and how much the government pays out, the answer has to be “yes”. Everybody wants more and more from governments, but it seems that nobody gives a thought whether the government has the money. Government revenue has greatly diminished and thus, huge amounts of money have to be borrowed to keep the country going, and that has to be paid back.

We have lost revenue producing manufacturers in this country, and the jobs went with it. This was mainly due to the bloody-mindedness of our unions; making unreasonable demands on employers, and rendering many of them uncompetitive, so they either had to close or go overseas, giving the jobs to foreign countries. The union considered employers as milk cows; you milk them till they run out of milk and then get another cow. Well, most of these “cows” are now in China and a few other countries, and we have to buy from them.

Labor, while in government, let in large numbers of Muslims, and from what is reported in the media, a great number of them are on welfare and a big burden for Australia. But we are not alone on this in Australia; European countries are also burdened with welfare with their Muslim population.

Below is a case in point that shows us clearly that our system is open for rorting. If we don’t stop it we will eventually go the Greek way. It is hoped that our federal minister Scott Morrison can sort out this mess. Australia is no longer the same country I came to more than 60 years ago – what a shame. If you out there are not becoming more vocal, you are part of the problems we are facing right now. Isn’t it about time we ask: What can we do for our country; instead what can our country do for us?Werner

A Muslim Community Rort.
$766 a fortnight Photos Courtesy of: Daily Telegraph. Click here. TAKE A GOOD LOOK at this man. He owes you. You, the Australian taxpayer, paid for his lifestyle for years. And his family. Khaled Sharrouf was collecting $766 a fortnight in a disability pension cheque until the day he went to Syria to join the Muslim terrorists. This is the same leech who was caught in a phone tap saying: ‘Forget Australia law ... Australia law get stuffed, finished ... give us all back our passports and we leave. I swear to God I'll be the first to get out of this stuffed up country’. He did leave, sneaking out on his brother’s passport, and gaining international notoriety by letting his seven-year-old son pose for pictures holding a severed head.

On a listening device, Sharrouf was heard saying: ‘Sons of dogs ... I swear I'd rather be locked up and tortured and everything in a Muslim country rather than be locked up one day in this country’. According to a recent IS video it seems Sharrouf is now the one doing the torturing. The video shows a man, reportedly Sharrouf, about to execute a ‘spy’. In Australia, in 2005, Sharrouf was part of the Sydney end of a terrorist cell whose Melbourne leader was Abdul Benbrika, later jailed for 15 years for plots to blow up targets in Sydney and Melbourne. For his part – stealing six clocks and 140 batteries – Sharrouf was given a minimum jail sentence of three years and 11 months for ‘possessing items to be used for a terrorist act’. Psychiatric reports got him a reduced sentence and it’s those reports I want to concentrate on now.

Convenient disability assessments.

How Sharrouf and other Muslim extremists have been (and still are) funding their putrid campaigns on our taxpayer dollars with convenient disability assessments. It’s been a rort for years. And Muslim leaders must have known about it. You could have said to the Rudd and Gillard Governments, and now the Abbott Government:  What took you so long?

Prime Minister Abbott pledged this week to crack down on that specific misuse of welfare and, as that fearless, if sometimes outrageous, cartoonist/columnist Larry Pickering put it: ‘If Abbott's inquiry is fair dinkum it will blow the lid off the entrenched Islamic rorting of our welfare system. It will show the money trail from drugs and the Halal certification scam to ISIS, via sham charities’.

I was in Sydney yesterday and the Daily Telegraph front page suddenly made a lot of this crystal clear. It introduced us to a Sydney psychiatrist named Ishrat Ali who treated Islamic State terrorist Sharrouf before he headed off to Syria to join the terror cult.

Mentally disabled and unfit to work.
The report Ali signed off on meant Sharrouf was still drawing his fortnightly $766 disability pension cheque when he left Australia. According to the Tele, Ali also signed off on an assessment by psychologist Dr. Joseph d’Silva that a Sydney businessman, Mann Charrouf, was mentally disabled and unfit to work. Dr. Ali provided a report supporting Charrouf’s application for a disability pension. Charrouf’s DSP payments were based on his claim that he could not use public transport or shop without his wife.

But departmental surveillance showed him running a store in a shopping centre without  any assistance. Investigations also found he was a company director. It turned out, Charrouf paid $500 for a report from Dr D’Silva that falsely supported Charrouf receiving a pension because his cognitive ability was in the ‘extremely low range’ and his IQ showed ‘mild mental retardation. The pension was subsequently stopped.

A mysterious man.
Charrouf  later claimed before a federal tribunal that he was introduced to the doctor by a mysterious man who noticed that he was suffering from anxiety. The tribunal heard he was then taken to a doctor’s offices and the other unidentified man did all the talking for the 10 to 15 minute appointment. He was then given a report on Dr D’Silva’s OASIS company letterhead in return for $500. Charrouf then received a supporting report from Dr Ali, who the inquiry found, completed it without meeting him. ‘Mental retardation heavily depends on a psychologist’s report. Clinically, I don’t do any testing,’ Dr Ali said. Charrouf’s pension was cancelled and he was ordered to repay $18,757.49. He attempted to reverse that order at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal last month, but his appeal was dismissed.

Does anybody see a pattern here?
Both Dr. Ali and Dr. D’Silva have had their offices raided by Australian Federal Police and had files confiscated. Reportedly, it is part of a broader national investigation into Disability Support Pensions scams. Let’s hope community leaders co-operate. It would help dissipate some of the distrust and senses of alienation on all sides.  DH.  Source of this article - Click here.
Here is what a friend sent to me, and he made some valid points. If he is wrong, tell my why.  I quote.

Please communicate with your Member of Parliament and advise them of your deep suspicion of these people. The Muslims first loyalty is to the Prophet; to Islam and not to any other nation state. They have no loyalty to us. They actually hate democracy. Don't ask why. It is ALL about Islam.

These people (ISIS especially) follow the teachings of the Koran. It is what they believe that causes the trouble for us. They kill for the prophet. They lie for the prophet. They believe we are enemies of Allah.

That is why Muslims should not live in Australia. The more of them we have here the sooner our nation will fall into what is happening in France and Denmark and Holland. These arrivals are a part of the strategy of overcoming us and installing a Caliphate world-wide.

Again, I ask you to write to your local member, please. If you do nothing it may not happen in your life time, but it will in your children's lifetime. I for one do not want my granddaughters married of to some elderly pervert at age 9.Think it can't happen? It already has. – Brian. Unquote.
My thought for today: When everything is coming your way, you're in the wrong lane. Steven Wright
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Thursday, February 19, 2015

My trip down memory lane.

Many people of my generation would yearn for or occasionally think of the “good old times” when Australia was less sophisticated, the population was friendlier and smaller, and it was a much safer place than it is today.

Coming to Australia in 1954, was a bit of a culture shock for us. Different language, different customs and many other different things we were confronted with. Our mind was still back in the country we grew up in and we realised that we stood before a big learning curve. However, we were determined to adapt and learn. I experienced my first culture shock by visiting the butcher shop in Iluka northern NSW. This was a bit confronting to me at the time, but the Australian butcher shop has evolved and looks different now and is more attractive and inviting. Below is my story which looks amusing now, but wasn’t at the time. The migrants who came here in the 50s and 60s can probably relate to this. - Werner 

The picture shows a typical Australian butcher shop circa
1950/60. Most of them had  electric fly zappers to attract the flies away from the hanging carcasses.
My first visit to an Australian butcher shop in 1954 – an edifying  experience. It was in November 1954 and we were temporarily living in Iluka, northern NSW, a lovely seaside village. Karola asked me to go to the local butcher to get some meat for the weekend. I was unaware that I was in for a very big “culture shock” by entering an Australian butcher shop for the first time. I had been in Australian for only 4 weeks and had been used to the immaculately clean, mirrored and tiled butcher shop in Germany, with all the wonderful and big variety of small goods and nicely presented cuts of meat.
This Butcher shop in Iluka was a lone building, the whitish looking paint must have been there since the first fleet arrived and didn’t look very appealing. As I came closer to the shop there was this peculiar smell emanating from the butcher shop. The entrance was not very inviting, it was a dilapidated fly screen door with holes in the fly screen big enough for magpies to fly through. As I entered, I nearly had a heart attack. I thought that I had come to a third world country. The shop floor was covered with a thick layer of sawdust, which was mixed with blood and bits of meat around the butcher’s block, which was a tree stump and which was part of that terrible smell.
The butcher’s apron was contaminated with blood and bits of meat and bone chips and looked disgustingly filthy. The soiled apron was so stiff that it would have stood upright had he taken it off and leaned it against the wall.

I was shocked to see that only carcases of animals were hanging there, nothing else, the same as I saw on our stopover in Port Said, in Egypt. Cuts were made as you ordered, using his bare hands to handle the meat. When the whole order was cut he put a small piece of greaseproof paper on newspapers, then the meat, then another small piece of greaseproof paper on top and then the whole caboodle was wrapped in newspaper and tied up with a string. 

There was a big sign hanging in the butcher shop about government regulations, it told you what you can’t do in a butcher shop. With my limited English I could read most of it and got the gist of what they were saying. But there were a few words I wasn’t quite sure about and jotted them down on a piece of paper to be checked out at home with the dictionary. One particular word, which bamboozled me, was "expectorate”,a word I had never come across in my English lessons in Germany. (Come to think of it, you don’t see the word too often, if at all, today).

The sign of course told customers that according to government regulations, such and such they were forbidden to bring their dog into the butcher shop and also to expectorate within the butcher shop is strictly forbidden - non-compliance brought a hefty fine. I said to myself, “oh my God” and they have to tell you this? I thought that commonsense would have taken care of that.

That night I wrote a letter home to my folks in Germany to bring them up to date, but I never dared to mention my experience in the Australian butcher shop at Iluka. Thanks goodness the butcher shops in Australia of today are a different kettle of fish and have evolved 360 degrees to what they were.
My thought for today.
Life experience is what defines our character, even if it means getting your heart broken or being lied to. You know, you need the downs to appreciate the ups. Going on the adventure or taking that risk is important. Nev Schulman
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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Paw Paw / Papaya an enormously healthy fruit.

I have known the health benefits of Paw Paws, as we
generally refer to them in Australia, for a long time. I’m lucky to be able to have them growing in my yard and available all year round. Although Paw Paws and Papayas are the same, there is sometimes a distinction made between the two. They are: Paw Paw (yellow flesh) and Papaya (red or orange flesh). The fruit is an excellent source of vitamin A and C, a good source of dietary fibre, potassium and contains some vitamin B1.  I have known for some time that Paw Paw/Papaya fruit is a rich source of valuable proteolytic enzymes, such as papain, and a few others, which can greatly aid in the digestive process.
I have read many times and been told by health professionals that
“Good Health Begins with Good Digestion”.

Raw papaya is excellent as a meat tenderiser. Due to its digestive enzyme (in the raw fruit), it breaks down the meat and tenderises it. The seeds may be dried in a dehydrator then ground in a mortar and pestle and used like pepper. Following is an interesting article that was sent to me and I want to share it. Please note! I published this as a matter of interest and not as medical advice. However, what I would advise you is to eat this fruit daily if they are available in your area.

According to Once the papaya enzyme is incorporated into the diet, a noticeable difference in the quality of digestion, including an increase in energy, is reported one to four days later. The enzyme must be taken regularly after each meal to achieve the full benefits. Papaya also contains an extensive list of health benefits, such as assisting the liver in dissolving fats, soothing the stomach, alleviating swelling and bruising of the skin and tissues, boosting the immune system and treating cold sores. Unquote. So, a slice of Paw Paw/Papaya a day might keep the doctor away. - Werner

Also, here are some interesting links you should have a look at. 1. 12 reasons you should eat papaya. Click here.
2. Health benefit of papaya. Click here.
3. How Papaya Enzyme Benefits Digestion. Click here. 

The interesting Fruit Papaya....
Papaya was the only studied food found to halt breast cancer. Scientists studied 14 plant foods commonly consumed in Mexico to determine their ability to halt breast cancer cell growth. These included avocado, black sapodilla, guava, mango, prickly pear cactus (nopal), pineapple, grapes, tomato, and papaya. They also evaluated beta-carotene, total plant phenolics, and gallic acid contents and antioxidant capacity. They found that only papaya had a significant effect on stopping breast cancer cell growth. Papaya is a store-house of cancer-fighting lycopene.

The intense orangey-pink colour of papaya means it is chock full of cancer fighting carotenoids. Not only beta carotene, but lycopene is found in abundance. The construction of lycopene makes it highly reactive towards oxygen and free radicals.

Scientists at the University of Illinois think this anti-oxidant activity contributes to its effectiveness as a cancer fighting agent. Epidemiological studies have indicated an inverse relationship between lycopene intake and prostate cancer risk. They showed that oral lycopene is highly bio available, accumulates in prostate tissue, and is localised in the nucleus of prostate epithelial cells.

In addition to antioxidant activity, other experiments have indicated that lycopene induces cancer cell death, anti-metastatic activity, and the up-regulation of protective enzymes. (The experiment report on cancer cells, Phase I and II studies have established the safety of lycopene supplementation was done on October 8, 2008). Prostate cancer was the subject of a study in Australia that looked at 130 prostate cancer patients and 274 hospitalized controls. The scientists found that men who consumed the most lycopene-rich fruits and vegetables such as papaya were 82% less likely to have prostate cancer. In this study, green tea also exerted a powerful anti-cancer effect. When lycopene-rich foods were consumed with green tea, the combination was even more effective, an outcome the researchers credited to their synergy. ( Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2007).

Isothiocyanates found in papaya restore the cell cycle to eliminate cancer. Organo-sulphur compounds called isothiocyanates are found in papaya. In animal experiments, isothiocyanates protected against cancers of the breast, lung, colon, pancreas, prostate, as well as leukaemia, and they have the potential to prevent cancer in humans. Isothiocyanates have shown themselves capable of inhibiting both the formation and development of cancer cells through multiple pathways and mechanisms. (International Journal of Oncology, October, 2008).

Types of isothiocyate in fruit and vegetable.
Researchers in Japan - clarified the mechanisms of action in a type of isothiocyanates found in papaya known as BITC, which underlies the relationship between cell cycle regulation and appropriate cell death. When cancerous cells die on schedule, they are no longer a problem. The researchers established that BITC exerted cancer cell killing effects that were greater in the proliferating cells than in the quiescent cells. Cancer cells that are proliferating are much more dangerous than cancer cells that are in a state of dormancy. (Forum of Nutrition, 2009).

Enzymes from papaya digest proteins including those that protect tumours. The fruit and other parts of the papaya tree, also known as the paw paw tree, contain papain and chymopapain, powerful proteolytic enzymes that facilitate chemical reactions in the body.  They promote digestion by helping to break down proteins from food into amino acids that can be recombined to produce protein useable by humans. Proteolytic enzymes protect the body from inflammation and help heal burns. They do a good job of digesting unwanted scar tissue both on the skin and under its surface. Being a proteolytic enzyme, papain is able to destroy intestinal parasites, which are composed mostly of protein. To rid the body of intestinal parasites, half a cup of papaya juice can be alternated each hour for twelve consecutive hours with the same amount of cucumber or green bean juice. Research has shown that the physical and mental health of people is highly dependent on their ability to produce proteins they can use effectively.

However, as people age, they produce less of the enzymes needed to effectively digest proteins from food, and free needed amino acids. They are left with excessive amounts of undigested protein, which can lead to overgrowth of unwanted bacteria in the intestinal tract, and a lack of available amino acids. Eating papaya after a meal promotes digestion, and helps prevent bloating, gas production, and indigestion. It is quite helpful after antibiotic use to replenish friendly intestinal bacteria that were the casualties in the war against the unwanted bacteria. When the intestinal tract is well populated with friendly bacteria, the immune system is strengthened, and can protect better against flu and cancer.

Papaya contains fibrin, another useful compound not readily found in the plant kingdom. Fibrin reduces the risk of blood clots and improves the quality of blood cells, optimising the ability of blood to flow through the circulatory system. Fibrin is also important in prevention strokes. Proteolytic enzymes containing fibrin are a good idea for long plane rides to minimize the potential of blood clots in the legs. People who sit at a desk all day might want to use proteolytic enzymes too. Proteolytic enzymes are able to digest and destroy the defence shields of viruses, tumours, allergens, yeasts, and various forms of fungus.

Once the shield is destroyed, tumours and invading organisms are extremely vulnerable and easily taken care of by the immune system. Undigested proteins can penetrate the gut and wind up in the bloodstream where they are treated by the immune system as invaders. If too many undigested proteins are floating around, the immune system becomes overburdened and unable to attend to the other tasks it was meant to do. Proteolytic enzymes can digest these rogue proteins, freeing up the immune system. Let's ensure a slice of papaya every day in our diet. Papaya juice will be great. Have a great day.....along with a slice of papaya!
My thought for today:
Health is like money, we never have a true idea of its value until we lose it.” ~ Josh Billings
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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Bleach, not just for bleaching alone.

Most people have a range of cleaning chemicals in their cupboards, many of which are used for just one particular purpose.  However, I just came across an interesting article about the many other uses of Bleach. I found paragraph 1, 2, and 8 particularly interesting.

As a keen gardener I’m totally against using the chemical “Roundup” in my veggie garden.  Its main ingredient is glyphosate, a very toxic chemical that can have undesirable consequences in my veggies. So that’s why I will now use Bleach as a weed killer; a far better alternative, and easier than the back breaking task of pulling them out manually.

For recipes on Organic Garden Pest Control, click here. Also read: Roundup Found in GMO Food. It is important to read the labels on the food you buy.

In 2009, a French court found Monsanto guilty of lying; falsely advertising its Roundup herbicide as "biodegradable and environmentally friendly" and claiming it "left the soil clean."
Mounting evidence now tells us just how false such statements are. No wonder that Monsanto is considered one of the most evil companies on the planet. The company has done absolutely nothing to improve their worldwide detrimental influence on human and environmental health.

For more information on “Roundup” and the reasons why you shouldn’t use it in your veggie garden, go to the links below.

Weed killer kills human cells. Study intensifies debate over 'inert' ingredients. Click here.
 Roundup: Quick death for weeds, slow painful death for you.
Monsanto’s Roundup Triggers over 40 Plant Diseases and Endangers Human and Animal Health.Click here.

Here are 11 Uses for Bleach other than bleaching.  I hope you find them interesting and you stop using “Roundup”.  Note – as well as the warning below, take care to protect your clothes from any splashes of bleach. – Werner
One of the most common household cleaning detergents is bleach, which is the commercial name for a number of chemicals that whiten, remove colour and disinfect. The chemical we’ll be referring to in this article is chlorine. Bleach is mainly used to whiten fabrics and disinfect toilets, amongst other things, but bleach can do much more. WARNING: When dealing with bleach, make sure you wear gloves, avoid any contact with the eyes, and use it only in well-ventilated areas.

1. Herbicides.
Bleach is harmful to plants and can thus be used as a highly effective herbicide. Use it on areas where you don’t want plants to grow or where weeds are a problem. Be careful to not overdo it – spray a 1/1 mixture of water and bleach, or use a few drops directly on the plant you wish to kill.

2. Pesticide and insect repellent.
If you’re suffering from an infestation, it can be easily treated with bleach. Most insects breathe through their exoskeleton, so spraying them with bleach is an effective eradication method. During mosquito season, leaving a cup with a 1/1 mixture of water and bleach keeps the little biters away. Bleach can also get rid of insect eggs, as well as disrupt the chemical trails some bugs (like ants) use to find their way into your home.

3. Extend the life of flowers in a vase.
If you love decorating your house with fresh flowers but are having a hard time keeping them alive, simply add a very small amount of bleach to the water. This will destroy any bacteria and fungus in the water and allow your plants to flourish, as well as prevent water and algae stains in the vase. Be careful not to add more than ¼ teaspoon to 1 cup of water.

4. Remove moss and mould.
To get rid of moss and mould from tiles, pour half a cup of bleach into ½ gallon of water, then use an old broom to scrub the tiles with the mixture. The bleach will remove any and all of the moss and mold, leaving your tiles clean and non-slippery. This is also effective on concrete surfaces, sidewalks, pavement and even roofing shingles.

5. Polishing china and glassware.
Mix a teaspoon of bleach in a cup of water, then use a white, damp kitchen towel to polish and disinfect them. It can also be used to polish silverware but be sure to wash them thoroughly afterwards.

6. Treating foot fungus and malodorous feet.
If you’re suffering from a bad case of smelly feet or any kind of foot fungus, you know the embarrassment and social stigmas that go along with them. While exposing your skin to a high concentration of bleach is very bad for it, soaking your feet in a tub filled with a gallon of hot water and ¼ cup of plain, non-concentrated bleach will do wonders for your feet. Don’t soak your feet for more than 5 minutes, and then rinse them and scrub them clean. (Do not do this if you have open wounds or sores on your feet!)

7. Powerful disinfectant.
If you like to buy things at thrift stores or garage sales, or want to use something that has been stored for a while in a musty garage, you may want to get them cleaned up before you start using them. Make sure they’re safe to use with bleach, and then leave them in a tub filled with a gallon of water and a ¼ cup of bleach. Leave them there for 10 minutes and then rinse them, and they’ll be as clean as a whistle.

8. Disinfect gardening tools.
You wouldn’t want a doctor to use tools that were used on a sick person without disinfecting them, right? The same goes for gardening tools. You use them to cut and remove sick or rotting plants, and if you don’t disinfect them afterwards, you can infect healthy plants when you use it on them next. Get a bucket and fill it with about ½ gallon of water, and then add ½ a cup of bleach. Soak your garden tools in it, and then let them air dry. This is also effective at preventing them from rusting.

9. Cleaning your garbage cans.
Even the sturdiest of garbage bags can rip and leak nasty substances into your bin, leaving it foul and smelly. When you notice that your trash can is starting to reek, mix some bleach with hot water, wear some gloves and scrub the walls of the bin, then pour the remnants into the toilet (bleaching it too) and give the bin a good rinse.

10. Polishing plastic furniture.
Plastic furniture often is susceptible to grime and bacteria build-ups in their nooks and crannies, making them very hard to clean. The solution is to wear a pair of gloves, mix ½ a cup of bleach into ½ a gallon of water and use a brush or a towel to scrub them clean.

11. Disinfecting towels.
Got white towels that are turning beige or starting to smell funky? Soak them in water with a small amount of bleach, effectively killing any bacteria or mould that may have formed in the fibres. This is also a good thing to do when a family member is sick, and you need to disinfect the towels to reduce the likeliness of infection. Make sure you only use white, 100% cotton towels, otherwise they’ll turn yellowish.
Source: BabaMail
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An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest. Benjamin Franklin

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