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Tuesday, 31 March 2015

History on this All Fools Day..OP Iceberg.

     It was my eighteenth Easter; one I will never forget
April !, Easter Sunday April Fools Day . The previous day we hit the tail end of a typhoon,Our A/C carriers were unable to fly off planes which saved a few lives by having less Nips  to contend with when the Americans invaded Okinawa on that following frightful day. However , fewer was more than enough, All or our carriers were hit, some several times, and yours truly with others  in the aftermath cleared the  ship of one disintegrated Twin engined Jap Betty Bomber.This was a sign of things to come in the following nine weeks ,
Les, On HMS K G V  Flagship of the British Pacific Fleet - Just Seventy years Ago..

Saturday, 28 March 2015

A Hardley Normal Delivery.

     As stated in my previous post, I arrived at the HARVEY NORMAN  store at Lake haven NSW, at about 2pm Wednesday March 25 and ordered a New washing Machine, for which I paid the asking price and the delivery charge with cash, I was told it would be delivered the following day between 9am and 5pm. This delivery time failed on Thursday and on Friday.
I phoned Harvey Norman and after a bit of banter hung up the phone. then my Son rang to enquire and was informed it would be delivered today at between 9am and 1pm.The delivery was made at 1255 pm. however, the washing machine had at least Two Dents which were clearly seen and the  delivery was aborted and then I refused to take delivery.
My son informed the store manager that we wished to cancel the sale and be refunded.
this was agreed upon and now my son is out looking for another non bent supplier, hopefully we will have success elsewhere, meanwhile the washing is piling up.
Harvey Norman, Or should I say Hardley Normal.
A happy ending. My son returned from a shopping centre further afield and returned with a newer model W/machine same make but not a discontined model like the dodgey one offered by Harvey Norman also it was $4-00 cheaper and it fitted into the Falcon wagon just right. saving $55-00 delivery charge. Oh and the dealer was "The GOOD GUYS at ERINA NSW .

Alls well that ends well .. Vest.

Friday, 27 March 2015

A sort of Political Washup.

   Two days ago, a round trip of nearly two hours which involved a trip to the bank for a large cash withdrawal then the weekly lotto splurge at the newsagent and a political chat with a oriental guy and another with a Yorkshire accent who were handing out election flyer's  the oriental saying vote for this bloke on erection day and the yorkies banter reminding me of his *ebagum lingo which further reminded me of the political despot  Bob *Mugabe who ruined The banana republic of Zimbabwe.Now governed by a geezer Named Banana( no kidding) it also seems  this despot has in opposition a mystery Polly with the name of Richard Spudd  Who is a hot contender to be the next Dick Tater.
        The main shopping exercise was to be the purchase of a new washing machine at the Massive 'Harvey Norman 'Store at Lake haven about ten min drive It took about twenty Min's to select and pay for the w/machine and was delighted to know it would be delivered the next day between Nine and Five, The next port of call was the Boozatorium where I purchased 3 bots of JW for 89 bucks then a visit the local super market for the staples in our diet, a successful day so it would seem..
Sadly I must inform you the W/ machine has yet to arrive. About an hour ago I telephoned the  store and gave them a good old bollocking, and hung up the phone  I am now waiting to see what happens next.  I am unable to leave the house unless the W/Machine turns up, it is a Blessed nuisance to say the least,as the poor wife has to do the wash  by hand like we did sixty years ago, and the wife was not pleased when I stated it would be a saving on the power bill.
* reverse.
Vest.... The best is yet to be.

Go to the next post for the ongoing saga of the washing machine, yet to be delivered.

Saturday, 14 March 2015

This may be my final post

     It was back in  2005 on March 23 nearly ten years ago when my first attempt at blogging took off. since then other bloggers have come and gone; some like butterflies whose life expectancy was brief, then there were the strugglers who sought fame and lost, some being disillusioned and  others bored to tears with other witless bloggers and finding there was life after blogging. None of the bloggers I crossed swords with ten years  ago are around anymore each of whom have died on the vine at various intervals over the past decade.
     There are a few people who still comment here, some more frequently than others some whom I have a great deal of respect for and others much less, which of course is to be expected when most subjects within the blogosphere are controversial and which remains the main source for blogging apart from the never ending doubt and suspicions regarding the plethora of miscellaneous Gods and other mythical purveyors of non existent eccleslastical wonderment..
     I do not have a degree in science , however, I do have an interest in truthful scientific evaluations. and abhor the use of so called lesser  abnormalities and crimes  used in expediting major political and other non secular and pontifical matters  for the so called betterment of all.
     Recently my appearance has been sparse, this has been due to my ongoing health problems and more domestic and marital responsibility being imposed due to my spouse who at the age of  eighty; and eight years my junior; having serious memory problems., it can be expected that these problems will not be going away and can be regarded as simply just another cycle of our existence until our T O D.
     Comments by relatives on the past 1,268 posts on this blog have been nano minuscule to say the least however those who have sent email messages have been few also , but to those few who have bothered to do so I offer my thanks - particularly the vast majority  of whom were from the UK .
Very little interest seems forthcoming from  the relatives in  Australia mainly the younger four of our five sons and their issue who will due to their lack of response fail to hear the news that our eldest son who has resided with us for the past fifteen years and has and is still being our main source of support in most situations which required assistance  will be the sole benefactor in our last will and testaments, being that most of the gang of four are  already well off and doing substantially well in their various fields of  monetary pursuit, the one exception being the most junior who has a permanent fire in his pockets. This is  by no means  not an altogether. disclaimer of my brood, birthdays and yuletide messages  are sometimes remembered particularly when embarrassed by receiving like  messages, although a little distant we are still amicable except for one dissident son and his non wife partner are still at loggerheads with me by their choice and not my own., so sad! I offer them a 'Get well soon' message.
Most of our relatives in Australia live a fair distance away; meaning a max speed X two to four hours, not a trip one would do on a regular basis which also helps along the theory 'Out of sight out of mind', but not necessarily to us their parents who think of them each day as good parents should.
     This post it seems has taken an eternity to write due to more than a dozen distractions, it is a problem that I have to face up to in the future. If by chance an opportunity to post comes along I shall try to do so but visiting friendly blogs will be my main pursuit.
     Five interruptions in six minutes - have to go, the mind boggles.

Vest .....Back soon ...'Perhaps.'

Thursday, 12 March 2015


After Quasimodo's death, the bishop of the Cathedral of Notre Dame sent word through the streets of Paris that a new bell ringer was needed.

The bishop decided that he would conduct the interviews personally and went up into the belfry to begin the screening process.

After observing several applicants demonstrate their skills, he had decided to call it a day.

Just then, an armless man approached him and announced that he was there to apply for the bell ringer's job. The bishop was incredulous
'You have no arms'
'No matter,' said the man. 'Observe !'

And he began striking the bells with his face, producing a beautiful melody on the carillon.
The bishop listened in astonishment; convinced he had finally found a replacement for Quasimodo.
But suddenly, as he rushed forward to strike the bell, the armless man tripped and plunged headlong out of the belfry window to his death in the street below.

The stunned bishop rushed down two hundred and ninety five church steps, when he reached the street, a crowd had gathered around the fallen figure, drawn by the beautiful music they had heard only moments

As they silently parted to let the bishop through, one of them asked,
'Bishop, who was this man?'
'I don't know his name,' the bishop sadly replied,

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' ............... BUT HIS FACE RINGS A BELL'

WAIT ! There's more ...

The following day, despite the sadness that weighed heavily on his heart, due to the unfortunate death of the armless campanologist, the bishop continued his interviews for the bell ringer of Notre Dame.

The first man to approach him said, 'Your Excellency, I am the brother of the poor armless wretch that fell to his death from this very belfry yesterday.

I pray that you honour his life by allowing me to replace him in this duty.'

The bishop agreed to give the man an audition, and, as the armless man's brother stooped to pick up a mallet to strike the first bell, he groaned, clutched at his chest, twirled around, and died on the spot.

Two monks, hearing the bishop's cries of grief at this second tragedy, rushed up the stairs to his side.
'What has happened ? Who is this man ?' the first monk asked breathlessly.
'I don't know his name,' sighed the distraught bishop, 'but...'


Friday, 6 March 2015

History on this day Wed March 6 1957.

HMS Ceylon and crew carrying the flag officer Admiral Varyl Begg the representative
of the Queen , gave away the West African colony the Gold Coast and a couple of other
adjacent territories, which formed the new country of Ghana , under the political
leadership of Kwame Nkrumah.
Vest at the time came within spitting distance of this great leader.
Much jollity and shouts of "Freedom"filled the air.
It rained that evening; My white uniform was a total mess after the boozy celebrations with
ex pats from the the United Africa Co whose hostel I stayed at overnight.
Woke at six am on hearing a crash of a bicycle coming down the stairs, a still tipsy Reg
Harris a well known cyclist selling Raleigh bikes to the locals, had to be replaced by
a similar looking person ,
The house boy as he was called told me my washed uniform was not dry and there was
little hope of me wearing it to get back to the ship..
I rang the ship on a crackling ship to shore phone and was told to get back by the
following morning.
My original explanation was misinterpreted, and by the time it reached the Captains
ears it had been passed around a fair bit.
"He is drunk and naked in a police cell and has lost his uniform." Some yarns are hard
to live down but are great memories. Most of mine are historical.

From my memoirs.... Vest..... Back soon.Today in history

This was first published in my March 6 2007 post, much more info there than here.

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Weights and measures , can be fun..

     For those too young to remember the pre decimal guide to weights and measures you may become lost in the translation of this simple Quip, so to ease the pressure on your noddle a short summary of  Imperial measurements follow.
One Kilo in weight  is equal to approx 2.2 Pounds in weight and 14 Pounds is equal to one Stone.
     On the arrival of my visiting relatives at my hospital bedside on Wednesday, the aged English guy in the bed opposite remarked on waking that he had lost half a stone  in a week due to the hospital food. I replied  "Sir; I lost a whole stone  In sixteen days when I was here last time a year ago".
Not to be out done my visiting son Chris remarked , "A few months ago our Ginger Tom Cat Spent Six hours in the local Veterinary Hospital and lost two stones."

Vest is a trifle sore in the Nether Regions and is unable to squat on this chair for too long , so I shall return  in a while. Vest.... back soon.

   The power of imagination makes us infinite.

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Maths Teacher Arrested.

Maths Teacher Arrested At London Heathrow Airport - held in isolation.
A secondary school teacher was arrested today at London's Heathrow International airport as he attempted to
board an international flight while in possession of a ruler, a protractor, a pair of compasses, a slide-rule and a calculator.
At a press conference, a UK Border Control spokesman said he believes the man is a member of the notorious extremist Al-Gebra movement. He did not identify the man, who has been charged by the Police with carrying weapons of maths instruction.
'Al-Gebra is a problem for us', the Spokesman said. 'They derive solutions by means and extremes, and sometimes go off on tangents in search of absolute values.' They use secret code names like "X" and "Y" and refer to themselves as "unknowns;" but we have determined that they belong to a common denominator of the axis of medieval with coordinates in every country. As the Greek philosopher Isosceles used to say, "There are three sides to every triangle.
When asked to comment on the arrest, Opposition labour Leader said,"If God had wanted us to have better weapons of maths instruction, He would have given us more fingers and toes." Fellow Labour colleagues told reporters they could not recall a more intelligent or profound statement by the Opposition Leader.

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

The Explanation

The Explanation This relates to a one off cocky fem  med person I met yesterday 

Any aged person at 88 plus who has four sources of income and has lived in five different countries and travelled to at least 78 countries some many times, and has written his memoirs and is still posting on his blog after nearly ten years and 1, 262 posts plus comments and still writes for News Corp  but has lost his hearing aid.  has no desire to be belittled and be put down by some one job  medical nanny, your assumptions are way out of whack. I refer to other persons  of similar age not all suffer from dementia as some medical staff would love to presume and be treated as if one were a juvenile or retard.
Brains of older people are slow because they know so much

People do not decline mentally with age, it just takes them longer to recall facts because they have more information in their brains, scientists believe. Much like a computer struggles as the hard drive gets full, so, too, do humans take longer to access information when their brains are full.

Researchers say this slowing down process is not the same as cognitive decline.
The human brain works slower in old age, but only because we have stored more information over time. The brains of older people do not get weak. On the contrary, they simply know more.
Also, older people often go to another room to get something and when they get there, they stand there wondering what they came for. It is NOT a memory problem, it is nature's way of making older people take more exercise, although this paragraph does not apply to me, yet.

          The other five Med staff  I met during my pre op check were great.
           I remained cool in case by chance I might not survive the op next week.
           Must not antagonise the people with the cutlery.

           Vest.....Back soon.



Wednesday, 7 January 2015

History On This Day.

     January 7 1946. on this date  Yours truly VEST had served in the Royal Navy for Four Years and had served on  this ship* for three plus years I was just Nineteen and five months of age.
    Due to wartime business with the opposition namely the forces of Nippon, the steering namely the rudder  became split  on the way back to Sydney from Tokyo The *HMS King George V, a 40,000 ton Battleship after a several trials was deemed seaworthy provided its speed did not exceed ten knots.
    The 'King George V' had left  from No 6 Wooloomooloo dock Sydney on Sun Jan 6 1946 The temp was also 46C, a military band played on the jetty as sad girlfriends waved good bye mid the  tune of 'Land of hope and Glory'. it would be the last time a British battleship would be seen in mainland Australian waters..***
As I glimpsed at a shore line never to be seen again until my return on Aug 4 -71 with my family., The KGV Sailed to Hobart.
. It seemed our Captain had had a bet with his friend another Brit  Engineering Captain who was the Skipper of the 39ft Sloop 'RANI', that if he won the Inaugural 'Sydney to Hobart' race he  would bring the ship down to Hobart. Sorry Aussies The Poms won that first race;  it is not mentioned too often
     Yes it was Seventy years ago today when a 15.5 year old vest a 4ft 10"  Barnardo boy of no fixed abode was given to the Royal Navy (Brit) By Watts Naval Training School for a finders fee of 25 pounds sterling.
     Incidentally the journey for KGV from Sydney Jan 6 was finally over on March 13 -1946. ..66 days
     KGV The Flagship of the BPF The forgotten Fleet)

*** except for Fremantle on the way back to UK.

     The last Laugh... The Royal Navy have been paying my 25% pension at the current rate  for over 48 years., as the say " Money for old rope"

 Vest, part of history.
BTW I am unwell and will not be posting for a while. also My Rosemary is not in the best shape she is losing it , it is so sad.

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Another trip in the ambulance.

My tinnitus problem, a legacy from the gunnery years whilst with His and Her Majesties Royal Navy;Jan 42 To Jul 66 has been a constant irritant. so it seems  and it is never going away.. Yesterday an extension to the problem occurred after a  build up of dizziness and a feeling of nausea,  this phenomenon was described  as Vertigo ( like LSD or - Being on another planet). a feeling of being out of control.  Having settled down and being given all the treatment known to allay these symptoms  I returned home late last night. I have this medication to prevent the problem  but I have yet  to take any. However, I do feel much much better than yesterday and shall wait and see how matters progress.The seven hour stay in the Triage Section of the emergency dept  was amusing to follow the antics of some of the other arrivals, one drunken  unkempt unshaven blood splattered garrulous neanderthal approached the bed where I was laying, mumbling incoherently the said goon  was told  by my good self  in terms unmentionable that my  pee bottle was about to be  tipped on his head , walked back to where he had been sitting picked up his bag and left the hospital, the matter did not go un noticed, however, nothing was said about the incident.
Feeling OK at this moment,

Back soon ...Vest.

Monday, 29 December 2014

Will the A B C Aus get it right?

During the most recent Channel Seven program 'Millionaire' , the presenter asked the contestant to answer all of the five final questions. Unfortunately he failed on one question which was, " In which sea is the Island of Corfu in the Mediterranean" . the contestant replied the 'Adriatic sea,' the Quiz master then stated it was incorrect.
There are times when your past returns to haunt you, Namely while serving on The Royal Navy cruiser HMS Mauritius shortly after the incident 'The mining of the two British destroyers in the Corfu channel 22nd Oct 1946.
What happened  was the HMS  Mauritius led the flotilla through the channel and the destroyer HMS Saumarez struck a mine followed shortly after the Destroyer HMS Volage also being struck by a mine. In all both ships were write offs also 44 sailors killed another 42 wounded and all of this occurred in the 'IONIAN SEA'   not the ADRIATIC our bright boys at AUS ABC are saying, on the newscast where in a similar location  a Greek owned Passenger ferry is currently in danger of sinking and is on fire.

" Getting it wrong can be a wealth hazard." Yes , I answered all five Questions correctly (True) godsonner..... Vest.. Back soon..... A Happy New Year, Everyone'....

Check the mining incident on Google. lots of info.
Also The name of the Captain of the HMS Mauritius  was Captain 'Lord  Ashbourne;'. according to my service records. during the Exodus probs in Palestine.Where the ship left  Haifa in a hail of small arms fire on the morning of May 14 1948. another small episode during my Naval career. Fini.

Spell check gone again.

Friday, 26 December 2014

Christmas Constipation.?

Whoever sent this message to my blog 'thank you;' I shall pass it on. However, the Chrissy Pud has worked wonders and there is little need for any drastic measures to be taken by myself to evacuate my internal plumbing.
The following is a message of hope for those who have gorged themselves silly over the festive season. and are suffering from Belly Balloon.

Movicol is a brand-name laxative manufactured by Norgine.UK
Each sachet of this medicine contains macrogol (polyethylene glycol) 3350, an iso-osmotic laxative, along with sodium bicarbonate, sodium chloride and potassium chloride. Electrolytes are included to help mitigate the possibility of electrolyte imbalance and dehydration. The contents of the sachets are mixed with water to make a drink. The range of Movicol includes Movicol Junior, Movicol-Half, Movicol Chocolate and Movicol Plain. Movicol is currently the largest selling laxative in the world in value terms.
Macrogol is an inert substance that passes through the gut without being absorbed into the body. It relieves constipation because it causes the water it is taken with, to be retained in the bowel instead of being absorbed into the body. This increases the water content and volume of the stools in the bowel, making them softer and easier to pass. According to new guidelines previewed in a story at the University of Maryland, isosmotic macrogol can be used to treat constipation in Parkinson's Disease patients (it is an often-overlooked non-motor symptom).

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Sunday, 14 December 2014

It is catching up time.

More things get done and sorted at this time of the year, mostly over a short period coming up to Christmas. whether you are a believer or not it is hard not to get caught up in the spirit of Christmas. it's temporary goodwill rarely lasting beyond the Christmas season, sadly like the temporary truce at Christmas during the 14 -18 war when Fritz and Tommy played a friendly football game followed by killing each other on Boxing day.
Although we are already geared up for any onslaught of visiting friends and relatives; however,  it seems unlikely to happen being our progeny all have their own small tribes and followers to make merry with and the distance between us can be a trial if one travels at this point in time.
I hear that in many places something has happened to Christmas;that it is changing from a time of merriment and carefree gaiety to a holiday filled with tedium; that many people dread the day and the obligation to give Christmas gifts is a nightmare to weary bored souls; that the children of enlightened parents no longer believe in Santa Claus; And that all in all, the effort to be happy and have pleasure makes many honest hearts grow dark with despair instead of beaming with goodwill and cheerfulness
.Fortunately  We/I have fulfilled our moral obligations. to our loved ones and friends and are now ready  for the outcome of Christmas whatever it may be.

Wishing you all a Merry and Peaceful Christmas.
 Vest .... Daily Gaggle.... back soon.

Thursday, 4 December 2014

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Monday, 1 December 2014

Busy Busy Busy .

What with more medical problems taking away time allotted to blogging and visiting, I have accumulated domestic chores piling up with little respite at hand; plus there is the December seasonal activities to take care of. So if I am still moving and breathing after this has been sorted I'll get back to blogging. Bye for now Vest.

Saturday, 22 November 2014

The Unhappy People.

They're not happy in Gaza . They're not happy in Egypt .... They're not happy in Libya ... They're not happy in Morocco .... They're not happy in Iran . They're not happy in Iraq .. They're not happy in Yemen .... They're not happy in Afghanistan ..... They're not happy in Pakistan ... They're not happy in Syria .... They're not happy in Lebanon ... SO, WHERE ARE THEY HAPPY? They're happy in Australia .... They're happy in Canada .. They're happy in England .. They're happy in France ... They're happy in Italy ... They're happy in Germany ... They're happy in Sweden ... They're happy in the USA .. They're happy in Norway ... They're happy in Holland ... They're happy in Denmark ... Basically, they're happy in every country that is not Muslim and unhappy in every country that is! AND WHO DO THEY BLAME? Not Islam. Not their leadership. Not themselves. THEY BLAME THE COUNTRIES THEY ARE HAPPY IN! AND THEN- They want to change those countries to be like, THE COUNTRY THEY CAME FROM WHERE THEY WERE UNHAPPY! Excuse me, but I can't help wondering... How damn dumb can you get? Everyone seems to be wondering why Muslim Terrorists are so quick to commit suicide. Lets have a look at the evidence: - No Christmas - No television - No nude women - No football - No pork chops - No hot dogs - No burgers - No beer - No bacon - Rags for clothes - Towels for hats - Constant wailing from some idiot in a tower - More than one wife - More than one mother-in-law - You can't shave - Your wife can't shave - You can't wash off the smell of donkeys - You cook over burning camel shit - Your wife is picked by someone else for you - and your wife smells worse than your donkey - Then they tell them that "when they die, it all gets better"??? Well No Shit Sherlock!.... It's not like it could get much worse!

Friday, 21 November 2014


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Thursday, 13 November 2014

Appendage Health Problems.

Last Thursday AM I fronted up to one of our Local GP's, I am not sure of his name, However his appearance suggested he would have Knowledge of the 'Golden Temple of Amritsar.He listened attentively, weighed me and took my Blood pressure reading, I was then given a prescription of Meds to cover one week and was told to return in one week with a sample of urine. I had arrived that morning with a sample of urine taken on rising from bed at 7am, and informed said doctor of my predicament, Meaning My appendage was sore and had been peeing blood and other odd bits and pieces overnight, despite the sample showing otherwise. I asked the said GP to arrange a referral for the Specialist who has the history of my past problems concerning this matter.as this info was given to me by the specialist's Secretary whom I had phoned earlier that morning, to pass on to my GP. Over the past week signs of blood and other tiddly bits were frequently seen in my wee wee although the past two days seemed normal despite the continued soreness. This morning I again phoned the Specialist's Secretary who listened attentively and told me to get that elusive 'Referral Also she told me I had an appointment to see the specialist Dec 1. This morning I phoned the local Doctors office his secretary has arranged an appointment in four days time. My doctors office/ surg, is three mins walk away or 35 seconds by car, Shortly a note and sample will be delivered by hand to said place of healing. The only humour to creep out in this lot of twaddle was the remark by said doc last Thursday being, "Have you been seeing any women lately" Only my dear lady of 80 years and my self being 88 so it is HARDLY likely. 'The best is yet to be'...Vest Aus 2nd class, No G C, back soon. Spell check out again.

Monday, 10 November 2014

Will English go to the Dargs?.

Watching Modern American Movies( Films)Can become frustrating to say the least when the dialogue becomes undecipherable. It seems most of these overpaid American clowns need what is called tuition in Proper English which is what other countries other than Americans use in order to get it right first time. It seems an American movie (film) relies on the draw card of disorientated but well known actors who usually part company with life with the assistance of booze and drugs,the need for them to be understood is minimal by the retarded people who watch some of this crap which is overwhelmed by 'Bang Clang' so called music or sound renditions, Which on even half volume is calculated to turn people permanently deaf. I Read a post recently where the person was saying his friend bob had got a new job as a cop dog handler in the local fort Translated verbally into American reads... Barb had gotten a new jarb as a carp darg handler at the Fart. American English is just so past tense. I would like to point to the creeping Americanisation of our English Language. The past tense of 'dive' is not 'dove' Dove Is a noun, it is also a Bird,or a brand name for a soap product. Among the worst 'in print' sentences I have read for many years, 'He dove, and panicked and freaked out, and came and gotten the wave. Come on, wake up and ensure that our language remains English, Or even an Australian Type of English. And before I get pilloried for my own bad English sort your own out if you wish to reply to this post, few of us are perfect. May you all have the strength and courage to change the things you can; and know the difference.. Vest.... back soon.

Sunday, 2 November 2014

A glimmer of hope.....Post 1258.

The Iranian Ambassador to the UN had just finished giving a speech and
walked out into the lobby of the convention center where he was
introduced to a U.S. Marine General.
As they talked, the Iranian said, "I have just one question about whatI have seen in America."
The General said, "Well, anything I can do to help?"
The Iranian whispered, "My son watches this show called Star Trek and in it there is ... Kirk who is Canadian, Chekhov who is Russian,
Scotty who is Scottish, Uhura who is black, and Sulu who is Japanese, but there are NO Muslims. My son is very upset and doesn't understand why there aren't any Iranians, Iraqis, Afghans, Egyptians, Palestinians, Saudis, Syrians, or Pakistanis Or any From Bangladesh, Malaysia, Or the seven other Stans or Indonesia on Star Trek."

The General leaned toward the Iranian Ambassador, and whispered in his
ear, "That's because it takes place in the future..."

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

England expects, And More.History on this day, October 21. And More Telegrah Cock ups..

     The following snippets cover events on this glorious or inglorious day  as it turns out to be.
Today  is Trafalgar Day  which commemorates the English fleet defeating the combined French and Spanish fleets on Monday October 21 1805. Admiral Lord Nelsons ship 'Victory' is still on show to tourists in No 1 dock in Portsmouth England, In all of my 24.5 years in the Royal Navy  I failed to visit this great ship.. However, this was rectified during my visit to England from Australia back in 1993
The sadness is next, when in 1966 The tiny Welsh mining village of Aberfan  in the UK was totally engulfed together with its  population of aged and. worst of all, all of its schoolchildren and teachers, when during torrential rain a huge slag heap or heaps collapsed. ( Google Aberfan.).

   The next segment is the short caption  of a picture of HMAS Australia burning after being hit by a Kamikaze ( Japanese suicide plane)  on Oct 21 1944. This could be another concocted picture by the Sydney Daily Telegraph (Among other mistakes I read from this paper delivered daily to my door) My suspicions are raised by the fact that if the CO was killed with others as it states in the Telegraph story- the forward part of the ship would have been more than slightly bent as the saying goes and another thing looking dodgy in the picture are the Naval ratings in uniform supposedly gazing at the HMAS Australia in their No 1 uniforms. Although 99% of wartime films portraying the Royal navies of the British Commonwealth , show sailors in full dress uniform firing guns and waving flags on the upper or exposed decks of warships, it should be remembered that despite film directors being given advice most choose the fantasy  rather than the reality to please the ignorant ogling public who most wouldn't know a gun from a sausage. To put the record straight; I recall that all officers and ratings in the ship I served on, on closing up at 'Action Stations' Wore clean underwear shoes & socks and  blue overalls and in my case as well with 'Anti Flash hood and gloves and a steel helmet ( and a handy life jacket)
Oh and by the way Telegraph readers, The  Heavy Cruiser HMAS Australia when I gazed at it last When I was in Sydney With the B P Fleet during WW2 certainly didn't have all of its funnells still standing as in the picture on page 24. ..

BTW. Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't - you are right.

Vest .....Back soon.

 Labels.... Bullshite baffles brains By Syd  D Telegraph.

Friday, 17 October 2014

Saint David the Pompous Yankee.

Saint David the cranky yankee, has no particular religious calling which is hardly surprising or he would be doing penance most of his waking hours. The quaint derby hat perched on his noddle has little ecclesiastical significance apart from protecting the egotistical bump it covers.
When thwarted in argument his wringing hands drop the tear stained tissues in the can -the noise from which helps drown his quarking east river tenement utterances. His improper English sprinkled with ers and even errors in his sentences as liberally he gives out his twisted-mouth smiles; his lips pulled not down,but to the side, and his head lies on one side or the other , but never straight on the end of . his neck, he has the air of a man full with disbelief of others and one who occasionally could not believe what he had heard or what he himself was saying.
The art of accommodating himself to different sorts of people..was lackadaisical..his pliability of address I perceive to be his inconsistent self induced majestic mind which could squeeze less thought into more words than anyone else I know.
In facetious homage to the smallness of his talk and the jerky nature of his manners, his familiars and myself have hereby bestowed upon him the dubious title  Sir Nonsuch 'The Headless'.

Remember; No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Vest..... Back soon.

Sat Oct 18. Further info filtering in from the States indicate the above mentioned bloke ? - a diminutive dwarf was micro chipped on his shoulder at birth and being demonised by all he took to the pen instead of the sword, his/her embittered epistles and hateful scribblings became known as the pennilies of davinia(His/ her gay monica)the morbid .
Twoud seemeth that Davinia lived in a house on a one way street where righteous persons walked or drove in their tumbrels on the right side of the said street. Davina was firmly secured to the steel stanchion in her room for fear of her-his ? escape being his/her dodgy parentage was some suggested to be that of a drunken republican senator and a uncaring mater who upon seeing what she had disgorged from her body gave him-her into the care of drunken dyslectic morlock dwarves.
The crowds in the one way street mocked Davinia as he-she screamed grotesquely from the closed window  of her prison where he-she was doomed to spend the rest of his - her meaningless and selfish  life focussed in  one direction within a third world environment. Fini.

Lies are essential to humanity.They play perhaps as greater role as the pursuit of pleasure, and are indeed controlled by this pursuit,and after all what is a lie but the truth in masquerade..

Finally, David of  T W C  is simply likened to  an angry old selfish Bigot frustrated by the fact his only  possession is a Fork, while living in a land of Soup..


Wednesday, 15 October 2014

RE Bob on third world county

Bob, note, you cannot win an argument on the blog third world county, people try but leave in distress.
Prior to yesterday only four people dared go on dave's blog over his past seven posts. which is a fair indication.
Bob: poor david is having his usual rant, david always has the last word and uses abuse to get his point over, you should remember that in future, also david is really a nice person but has yet to find that unknown factor which sets him off.
However, no one can be as calculatedly rude as the British, which amazes Americans like dear old dave bless his cotton socks - they do not understand studied insult and can only offer abuse as a substitute
Have a lovely day my dear friend  David , don't eat too many bananas. Vest.

Saturday, 11 October 2014

How things have changed over the years,. A re-run.

Waving Goodbye to a Thousand Flies. John Leonard Spencer
Recommended Reading

The final comments were the most surprising.
These people I had not seen for 60 years or so.
My friend  Abdul Karim despite his religion liked a beer and a smoke.
Monday, 11 January 2010

Archaic Muslim Extremists Firebomb Christian Churches

Two more churches in Malaysia were firebombed Sunday, bringing the total to six since a court ruled that non-Muslims can use the word "Allah" as a term for God.

No one has been hurt in the attacks, which began Friday. They follow a high court's ruling that Christians can use the word "Allah" in literature printed in the country's official language, Malay.

In Malay, the word for God is "Allah," as it is in Arabic.

But many in the predominantly Muslim country, including the government, believe the word should be exclusive to Islam.

The government has banned the use of the word in Christian literature, saying it is likely to confuse Muslims and draw them to Christianity.

The bombings may be an attempt to intimidate judges to overturn the decision.
Political leaders from a range of parties deplored the attacks on the churches.

Prime Minister Najib Razak visited one of the targeted churches on Saturday and called for calm.

Emphasizing his resolve to maintain ethnic and racial harmony in society, Najib also said the Muslim faith prohibits insulting other religions or destroying their sanctuaries.

In recent months, authorities in Malaysia have seized more than 20,000 Bibles because they refer to God as Allah.

The seizures have fed fears among minority groups, which see signs of encroaching Islamic fundamentalism in the predominantly Muslim but multiracial country.

A Roman Catholic weekly newspaper, The Herald, challenged the ban in court after the government threatened to revoke the newspaper's license for using the word in its Malay edition.

Hearings on the case went on for two years before the high court's ruling last week.

Malaysia has some of the tightest government restrictions on religion in the world, according to a study published last month by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life. The country was among the 10 most restrictive countries out of 175 in the survey.

But it had relatively low levels of social tension between religious groups, the report found. The Pew study covered events from mid-2006 to mid-2008. However, my studies going back 56 years to the time of the British Raj can relate to the ongoing tolerance and low level tension between religious groups.

Getting down to the nitty gritty, My wife and I lived in Johore Bahru 53-54 for 20 months,we lived next to Malays at 1B Jalan Storey. Their daughters would stay and sleep in our house when I was on night duty. We attended the social functions - weddings of other races and religions, combo's of R/Cs, Muslims, c/of/E, Chinese and Sikhs were quite common, We had Muslim friends a-plenty, Catholic Malays too. Our great friend Abdul Karim Bin Anang,from the Survey dept in JB wrote to us in his own style of copperplate writing for thirty years until his passing. I met up with him again in 1960 and finally when he was dying aged 72, this was in Aug 1986, when Rosemary and I with Tim our son called into Singapore en route from U/K.

Sadly, we do not communicate with his family since the letter from a Indian person an associate member of the Johore Cricket council confirmed his passing and journey to the great Mosque in the sky Sept 1986.

Pic (1) Rosemary with baby Chris and myself. 1954.
(2) Abdul Karim and I, Bukit Tima road S-pore. 1960.
(3) Rosemary 20 with *Anging,(*anging Malay for dog).1953.
(4) Rosemary, Abdul Karim, baby Chris. 1954.
(5) Me at Abdul Karim's Daughter's wedding. 1960.
(6) Abdul Karim at the Sultans Palace, The guy in front in the civvies and sunnies. 1960.


Anonymous said...
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Anon both 1 & 2, presuming you are one and the same goose, it must be noted that, A-Sib,origin = H/K 64unlike Sib 1, J B/M 54.

Only God can shut me down, he has my permission to do so should you find him.
Have a rational day.
Be kind to those who bring you help and succour.

BTW, I will have to delete your above comments due to their derogatory content, try again.
great photos Vest.
WALLY. said...
Do I note a bump on Rosemary in the doggy pic. very old pics vesty.
Wooo Hoooo
Atta boyyyy Vest
way to go
u finally learnt how to post pics
did Lori teach u?
Rose dont have the no how
Jimmy not the first occasion for pics.
Pics in your blog are mostly for the people who cannot read or write.
lower deck lawyer said...
Vest was smoking while riding pillion,'And no helmet!!!',Pic 2.

Rosemary smoking pic 4, naughty Rosemary, xoxox, nice chick.
LDL: Rosemary has never smoked.

Rosemary was holding my ciggy while I held camera.

A K smoked and loved a beer too, hardly a Muslim fundamentalist.
> Police stop a Pakistani in his transit on the motorway.
> Policeman says "Do you know the limit is 70?"
> The driver leans into the back and says "hear that 3 of you have got
> to get
> out".
WALLY. said...
So the bump in the bow wow pic was arms and legs.
jimmy my mum says your depraved old git and a wanton wanker.
I'm looking for a rich india woman to marry forever I'm 24 and half australian aboriginal.
I'm looking for a rich india woman to marry forever I'm 24 and half australian aboriginal

u sonovabytch
Rosemary was holding my ciggy while I held camera.

ciggy equates dick
depraved old git and a wanton wanker.

I love your mom too
tell her
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sorry Wally
sorry Vest

received your emails
I dont have the address
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copy the address fast and delete it before ROSE gets here
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Jimmy. You must cease that smutty habit of yours or in the bin it goes. Our G/Ch may read the stuff on public toilet walls which is inevitable but isn't being tolerated here.

Your comment above will be edited then copied, re posted and the original deleted.
Jimmy said...
Jimmy said...
copy the address fast and delete it before ROSE gets here

Friday, 15 January 2010 8:36:00 PM AEDT

Jimmy said...
Jimmy said...
It always good to listen to the little voice within us and if we do, we sleep better at night knowing that we are following God's teachings...

conscience is a result of brain washing

the conscience of a Christian is far diff from the conscience of a Muslim and that of a Hindu and that of VEST www.dailygaggle.com

I refuse to believe that VEST will go to hell

he is a good bloke faithful to Rose his wife for more than 50 years

He gives lott too charity
He is a better Christian than u or me

I divorced my wife

Jimmy said...
I didnt mean u Mel

EDITED By Rosemary and reposted.
how I hate censors
sensers is not the right word

this is not done by sensible folks
wars are being fought on the Christ - ian banner

Jesus said turn the other cheek
MK Gandhi said 'An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind'

The Church has corrupted the teachings of Christ
Read THE THIRD CHRIST by Deepak Chopra
Anonymous said...
Christine says great pics Uncle Les, you're looking very young and very handsome, Auntie Rose is gorgeous as always, love and hugs xx
Sharina Abdul Karimsaid...
Dear Sir,

Just at random typed my late father's name while sufing the internet and what an honour.....an article about my father and photos !!
Let me introduce myself. My name is Sharina Abdul Karim, 60 years old,widow (married to a Dutchman) living in The Netherlands since 1991.I left Malaysia in 1979 to work for Malaysia tourist promotion board in Paris and was not home when my father past.I am one of his 18 children in which 3 has sadly passed.Two of the 3 children who used to stay with you are still in JB. The oldest is Sarah, the second Fatimah or Baby has passed and Zahorah is the one in the wedding picture.
Please keep in contact with me for my father's memory.
I thank you, your article do justice!!

Hello Sharina. What a lovely surprise to hear from you. My wife Rosemary 75 was delighted too, she would remember you as a five year old there were a lot of Brothers and sisters around 1953. It was at your sister Zahorar's weddding in 1960,I had my Photo taken with the bride and groom, She was very beautiful, and you were a budding eleven year old and pretty too if I remember correctly.
Sharina. You should be very proud of your dear father, we loved him as a good friend and he has always been revered by us for all time. I still have some of his letters, such beatiful handwriting, and this morning early my wife showed me the broach your father gave her in 1954, her initials RJB in gold letters..
Today we have been busy, Rosemary had day surgery in the local hospital, and all is well.
For the past hour or so my server has been down, so I shall copy and return soon.
Anonymous said...
Hi, I'm the youngest daughter of Abdul Karim, the guy in your pictures. I'm glad to see pictures of my late father at your blog. I'll be elated if you would contact me through my facebook. I've got a few questions to ask you. Nice stumbling upon your work and you (:
Facebook:hansrina@live.com Thanks, hope to hear from you soon!
Sharina is female?
SHARINA:I have been unable contact with Sharina or the the writer of the previous anon comment. I have sent several E Mails which have been returned, searching the internet has failed too.
So if you are out there Sharina or the youngest daughter of Abdul Karim please get back to me and with your correct contact details. thanks.
she is much too young for u Vest
Dear Vest,

Here is Sharina the first AK's daughter that contacted you. I have recieved your personal email to me and will write to you soon. My youngest sister Rina is living in S'pore and would love to contact you through FB so that she can tell her children and grandchildren about our father. Since you don't have an account in FB, I will send you her personal email to you. We would like to have a contact with you and Rosemary through emails from now on. Our family are large and some are also in the US and we will be meeting soon for a family reunion in July. Love you and Rosemary in memory of my father.

Best matches for abdul karim bin anang.
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