Saturday, 28 April 2007

Save money, Eat less, lose weight, Save a life.

WHAT WE DO,ORPHANED & ABANDONED CHILDREN'S HOMES

Each child represents a unique gift of life and possibility. They were born to run and play and explore and grow and learn. And to dream of what they will be "when they grow up."
But for millions of orphaned and abandoned children in Africa, Latin America and Asia, even the dream of a better future is an unimagined luxury . . .
Unless we have seen it with our own eyes, it is difficult for most of us to imagine the reality of small children living in a cardboard box, or under a bridge, or in a garbage dump. We don't want to imagine it.
And yet this is a daily reality in many poor countries, particularly those whose adult populations have been decimated by war or HIV/AIDS. These children are desperately vulnerable to malnutrition and disease , and often fall prey to exploitation and abuse by unscrupulous adults.
Children's Hunger Relief Fund seeks to rescue as many of these orphaned and abandoned children as possible, providing them with new lives of safety and hope in our children's homes.
The children in our homes receive the love and nurture of dedicated caregivers.
They play and explore.
They sleep in clean beds knowing that they are safe.
They eat a good meal knowing that there will be another to follow.
They go to school and learn how to read and write.
.And dream of what they might be, when they grow up .
Of all the work we do on behalf of children, it is the work of our orphaned and abandoned children's homes that we find the most gratifying - and arguably the most significant over the long term. The lives of these children are truly transformed - forever . Some of our "graduates" have gone on to make substantial contributions to their local economies and communities. Many come back to volunteer at the homes which sheltered them, providing support and encouragement to the younger children.
We call that saving the world -- one child at a time.
Children’s Hunger Relief Fund sponsors numerous children’s homes in Africa, Central America and Asia.
Afghanistan: Samaritan Homes
Kenya: Samaritan Homeless Children's Center
Mexico: Hogar de Niños
Nicaragua: Hogar de Fé, Hogar el Reposo, La Concha
Rwanda: Imbabazi Orphanage
Uganda: Charis Center Zambia: House of Moses


The average cost to provide room, board and education for a child in one of our homes is approximately $40 per month. If you would like to help, please click here.>>

Monday, 23 April 2007

Busy Busy - Easter - Grand kids - Busy Blog - Rain - ANZAC DAY on Wednesday - Dinner party Thursday - Grand kids again on Friday.

Not a lot I can add to that - say's it all doesn't it. Except the main weekly shopping has to be done tomorrow plus the Grog shopping - in preparation for the expected rush of freeloaders calling in for a quick drink and then another. My regalia has been prepared for Anzac day - shoes need cleaning though. My immediate family in residence here -together with several old shipmates WW2 will be attending the celebrations at Swansea RSL Club, the three previous days will be spent in abstinence and most probably the three days following Anzac Day too.
So I'll be back on the weekend coming, hopefully, see ya then , Vest.

Saturday, 21 April 2007

More Guns (big ones) A Birthday for Elizabeth. Vest Remembers, North Korea April 21st, 1952.

Congrats Liz on your Birthday, hoorah hoorah and that sort of stuff. The Queen of Great Britain and a diminishing number of Commonwealth countries is 81 years old today, Slightly older than me, I was only two thirds processed when Her Majesty first saw the light of day. Now dont get me wrong when I say the Royals in the main are a bunch of pikers, largely brought about by her progeny, I do admire her steadfastness and her dignified approach in dealing with her role as the head of State, And it must be noted that it is She who through her Bureaucrats pay me more than half of my present income .

I Remember the 'Pipe' "All hands clear the upper deck" "B Turret will fire at 1200"
It was the 21st of April 1952 off the coast of Nth Korea, I was serving aboard the HMS CEYLON A British Royal Navy Cruiser of some 8,500 gross tons. 9x6"or 150mm, and 8x4"100mm GUNS.
The flag signal at the yard arm read, "with the compliments of her majesty the Queen on her 26th birthday"
A twenty-one Gun Royal salute of 1cwt or 50 kilo high explosive shells were unleashed at the Nth Korean military targets on the coast, creating mayhem and destruction. on behalf of the United Nations, in support of South Korea.
But on the other hand or foot if you prefer, the cost of this frivolity in all probability created death and destruction to countless people, but this was a war thingy and not often did we have cause for hilarity despite the misery we created for the enemy. OK , Alright I'm sorry Mr Gook.
Smack!! take that you pommie git.

Thursday, 19 April 2007

The Mayor of Nagasaki - Shot twice in the back - Dies.

The Mayor of the Japanese city of Nagasaki died yesterday after allegedly being gunned down by a member of a yakuza gang.
Itcho Ito, 61, seeking election for a fourth term in Sundays election, was shot at least twice in the back outside his campaign office late on Tuesday night, Police said.
Tetsuya Shiro, 59 a senior member of a gang affiliated with Japans largest crime syndicate, the Yamaguchi-Gumi, was arrested by police. A revolver he had with him was confiscated.
Without going into the gory details, and political issues concerning this cowardly shooting, it seems to be very clear to me that killing is made so much easier if you have a gun; apposed to other means which require more time and effort - meaning - slow to carry out and giving the selected victims opportunity to disperse - away from danger. Solo killings with Knives and blunt weapons usually occur when people are asleep, or when awake two or more persons in company find safety in numbers, but not so with a automatic gun.
Professional (hit men) killers who are hired for the job to eliminate a rival of the client in most cases, do not splatter all and sundry, some times this sort of thing turns out to be good for the community. The worst scenarios are those when a person becomes distraught and uncontrollable and has access to a weapon(gun)made easy by the lax laws of his community. It is at this type of situation where the tightening of gun controls could make a start and move forward from there.
Japan has very strict gun control laws and firearms are mostly in the hands of yakuza gangsters or hunters.

A State-by-State Look at Gun laws in the US

http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/1998/schools/gun.control/


Vest Daily Gaggle.....Post Number 200

Ratbag Yankee Gun Slinger Bad Mouths the Australian Prime Minister

The Zombieslayer, CA USA
Say's.
NO MONEY for John Howard , I'm not going to preach about gun rights, now's not the time.
My deepest condolences go out to the families of the victims of the Virginia Tech massacre. Today, we fly the flag at half-mast in mourning.
Last year, Mrs. Z, me, and some friends decided to take a vacation in Australia. Today, we all reconsidered. John Howard and the rest of those scumbag commies won’t get a penny of my money. Instead, it’s going to Turkey.
My friend and her hubby just got back from a sick vacation in Turkey. They had a blast. The way she described it, it seemed like paradise. Sunny days. Topless beaches on the Mediterranean. Partying all night at the disco. Cheap food and drinks. Fun people. And they like Americans.
John Howard, the Prime Minister of Australia, used this tragedy to decry American civil liberties. Shitheads like that get a boner when tragedies like this happen. They love it. They live for it. They’re sick people, worse than ambulance chasing lawyers.
So once again, my deepest condolences go out to the friends and families of the victims of the Virginia Tech massacre.
Australia, you just lost some big spending tourists. Turkey, you just gained some.

Vest has copied this post from the "ZOMBIE SLAYER BLOG in CA USA
I have commented on his blog over the past two years and he makes no bones about his insatiable love for guns, seems like our prime miniature John 'Hillsong' HOWARD has him really pissed off.

Vest replied
vest said,
on April 18th, 2007 at 1:37 am
Hello Nth Americans, I hope you are as distressed about this incident as I am, and BTW Our prime Miniature is a shit head similar to G W Bush, only a right winger not a commie as suggested, OK. And did the rising Oz dollar put you off, or maybe the lavatory seats are larger in Turkey. Have a lovely trip.

A State-by-State Look at Gun laws in the US

http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/1998/schools/gun.control/

Tuesday, 17 April 2007

AMERICAN GUN MADNESS.MORE INSANE GUN SLAUGHTER ROCKS THE USA

This will probably be the umpteenth time I have registered my Anti Gun Opinion, both here and in the USA. There is little time to debate the why's and wherefore's, but the majority of people in the USA, Australia, and Europe would like to have more stringent tightening of the gun laws. The tragic news from the USA today bears witness, over sixty people either killed or injured . by a raving gun owning loony.
My anti gun opinion was given plenty of stick by the gun loving bloggers in the USA, a few months ago, some of those who were former friends were now vitriolic in their opinion of me, regardless of the subject matter.
Yesterday I posted possibly my last comments to those people concerned. One person
who had recently joined that group had been giving me plenty of stick relating to other matters, this person was being hailed the Almighty but was unaware of the reason for me being bagged in the first place, This is where he has come unstuck. This is a copy of his post dated April-17-07.
COMMENT BY ZYDECO FISH APRIL 17.Shocking news from Virginia Tech today. I am left wondering what it will take to finally convince lawmakers to make some serious changes to gun control legislation. It stands to reason that if you make the acquisition of guns far more difficult, there will be less violent crime and, hopefully, fewer incidents like this. I strongly believe that the right to keep and bear arms should not be entrenched in the US - or any other - Constitution.

Well Well: Zydeco fish, I strongly Applaud your views on Gun Control, however, it seems pal you have dropped your self right in the poo. Also when your gun loving friends read this they will skin you alive, Have A nice day!


A State-by-State Look at Gun laws in the US

http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/1998/schools/gun.control/

Vest Daily Gaggle

Monday, 16 April 2007

Deep Fried KENTUCKY RAT, The latest gastronomical craze sweeping New York.

Most people are aware that the accelerating spending vices of the U S Govt On armaments, and their unauthorised sacking and plundering of the assets of weaker nations plus the increasing Hatred towards the American peoples elected govt will eventually reduce the nation to a standard of living less than the people in under privileged areas of Africa. Not going as far as eating their own droppings, but having their fried Chook served up with a generous shake of salt and rat turds (black rice)

Eateries are being shut down in New York and other Major cities.
NEW YORK: Health inspectors are on a anti rat rampage, issuing violations and closing down city eateries as a rodent scandal continues to plague the apple of the eye in Uncle Sam Land and other rat infested cities in most other states in the land of the free and easy.
The original Soupman in Manhattan - part of the chain made famous in the Soup Nazi episode of the Seinfeld television series - is one of the restaurants to be caught up in the crack down, and 220 other restaurants and food outlets have had their doors closed in the past six weeks.
The trouble began in February when video footage of rodents (Rats) performing gymnastic manoeuvres inside a KFC/Taco Bell Restaurant in trendy Greenwich village became public.

The practice of eating rodents is widespread in China. In the western world, with the excption of Hares and Rabbits, the legalities governing the marketing of Rodents (RATS)for human consumption are yet to be RATtified.

Saturday, 14 April 2007

LOSE WEIGHT. Trim Your own FAT by Spending less on your bloated body. Contribute to a HUMANITARIAN CAUSE

SPECIAL FEATURE CHILD SOLDIERS
One of the World's Most Neglected Humanitarian Crises
What if a band of armed gangsters forced their way into your house, beat and bound you, and then dragged your screaming children off with them? What if they taught your 8 year-old son how to maim and kill people and traumatized him to the point where he didn't know how to do anything else - to the point where he would even kill his own family members? What if they gang-raped your 10-year old daughter and then forced her to serve them as a sex slave?
We don't even want to think about this kind of evil. We don't want to believe in its reality. We want to look away and read something else. It's a very human reaction.
And yet, while the world has been looking away:
More than 30,000 Ugandan children have been forcibly abducted from their homes and subjected to these unspeakable atrocities and worse.
Another 1.7 million people have been displaced from their homes and are now crowded into squalid camps.
As many as 1,000 people die in the refugee camps every week from disease and violence - over 40% of them small children under the age of five.
The UN calls it one of the world's most neglected humanitarian crises.
The perpetrators of this evil are members of the so-called "Lord's Resistance Army" (LRA), a ruthless band of guerrilla's who have been terrorizing northern Uganda since the late 1980s. Their leader, Joseph Kony, fuels and sustains his army with "child soldiers", abducting them from their homes and more recently via violent raids on the displacement camps. It's estimated that some 80% of the LRA is now made up of child soldiers.
So What Can We Do?
Edmund Burke famously observed that "the only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to sit back and do nothing". So if we want to sit up and do something instead of nothing, what can we do? The following simple steps will help you make a difference:
Get informed and stay informed about what is happening.
Let your Congressman or Member Of Parliament know that you are concerned. This really does make a difference, and the Internet makes it easy to do. Go to: http://www.house.gov/writerep/.
Invest in groups who are making a difference on the ground, where your resources will have the greatest impact in victims' lives.
Children's Hunger Relief Fund (CHRF) has been active in Uganda for over a decade. We partner with several Ugandan organizations who are laying their lives on the line every day for the children and families they serve. People like Edward Kaggwa , who runs a school and feeding program for some 500 children in the Luweero Jungle, on the southern perimeter of the LRA terror zone. Like Jay and Vicki Dangers and his 50-strong staff at New Hope who care for some 350 children in the heart of the Luweero Triangle, even closer to the war zone. And like John Obokech , who cares for hundreds of AIDS orphans and other street children through his Charis Center projects in Kampala and surrounding districts.
For $0.15, you can provide a meal to a hungry child.
For $55, you can feed a child for 6 months (2 meals/day).
For $110, you can feed a child for a year.
New Hope for Uganda 's Children
Field Report from CHRF Board Director
There are over 2 million orphans in Uganda . The majority of these children have lost their parents to AIDS, and many are themselves sick. Others are victims of war and violence. Tens of thousands of these children have been left to fend for themselves in the bush or on the streets. Unless they receive help, they will become just another statistic in a country that has one of the highest infant mortality rates in the world. New Hope 's Children Centre was established to help children such as these. Located deep in the Luweero Triangle, in the midst of the LRA terror zone, New Hope provides a safe refuge to some 120 children who live on site and another 200+ who receive education, food, clothing and love within New Hope 's walls.
The boarding students are divided into families, each living in their own "village" with their "father" and "mother" - Ugandan staff members who become parents to the orphaned children. The site also includes a clinic, Hope House (a home for abandoned babies and special needs children), Esuubi Eppya Primary Vocational School, New Hope Academy (a secondary school), Kasana Community Church, New Hope Institute for Childcare and Family, and New Hope Vocational Institute (which provides vocational training to young men and women to equip them for productive futures). I always come away from New Hope marveling at what these people are accomplishing. If these children are the future - and I know that they are-then there is hope for Uganda. And for us all.
It costs approximately $50 a month to provide full care (food, clothing, housing, medical, education) for a child at New Hope . Care costs for special needs children run approximately $80 a month to provide for the extra medical and staff attention.
Vest say's "Well what are you waiting for, you tight wads. Remember the more of your Food Dollar you give to any group of under privileged children, the thinner and healthier you will become yourselves. Give generously, and feel good about yourself by doing so.


Monday, 9 April 2007

British Hacker facing extradition to the USA. Slack arsed US Govt Security has allowed this to happen.

British Hacker facing extradition to US

April 4, 2007 - 2:20AM
A British computer hacker accused of committing one of the largest ever cyber-attacks on the U.S. government lost a High Court challenge Tuesday to avoid extradition to the United States.
Gary McKinnon - an 41-year-old ex-computer systems administrator known online as "Solo" - had challenged a decision by Home Secretary John Reid to send him to the United States to face trial for illegally accessing military and NASA computer systems.
http://www.smh.com.au/news/security/hacker-facing-extradition-to-us/2007/04/03/1175366277220.html
Free Gary McKinnon
http://www.freegary.org.uk/

Remember that the House of Lords does not automatically have to decide to hear such an appeal
- they refused to do so in the case of the NatWest 3 bankers, David Bermingham, Giles Darby and Gary Mulgrew but have done so in the case of Ian Norris, the retired chairman of Morgan Crucible.
Vest Say's. The House of Lords is the archaic upper house of the British system of Government which in the main houses a bunch of witless peers who are allowed to orchestrate their feudal opinion in the pretence of good government.
Press release
Gary McKinnon will apply for leave to appeal to the House of Lords within 14 days.
The High Court has expressed its disapproval of the deliberately coercive plea bargaining tactics deployed by the US in the strongest possible terms.
See paragraph 54 of the judgement of the High Court:"We make no secret of the fact that we view with a degree of distaste the way in which the American authorities are alleged to have approached the plea bargain negotiations. Viewed from the perspective of an English court the notion that a prosecutor may seek to induce a plea of guilty on the basis that substantial benefits will be withdrawn if one is not forthcoming is anathema. We refer on particular to the providing and withdrawal of support towards repatriation. " [Paragraph 54 of the judgement]

Saturday, 7 April 2007

"Waving Goodbye To A Thousand Flies". Trafford publishing.

Make sure your book is represented at the publishing event of the season! ISBN 1-4120-3384-5
Dear John Leonard Spencer AKA L J B ...vest[dailygaggle]
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Friday, 6 April 2007

OUT AND ABOUT--IF AUSTRALIA WAS FIVE HOURS CLOSER I WOULD LIVE HERE. Amos Lee.

There is something about Australia Amos Lee digs.
"I love America, its great, but there seems to be this constant edginess around at all times that doesn't exist here in Australia, and I like that," Lee, from Philadelphia, Said.
"If Australia were five hours closer I would live here."
The comments came just four days after the singer/ songwriter touched down for his first Australian tour, Which kicked off with a packed gig at The Basement in Sydney last week.
The intimate venue costing more than a Blue collar daily salary included a main meal and was well suited to his brand of folk, soul and jazz.
His whirlwind east coast tour follows the release of second album, Supply and demand, on Blue Note Records.

My local club, the HALEKULANI B.C, only two minutes from home, Has much to offer.
All entertainment is free to members and their approved guests, except for the Midday Wednesday cabaret min charge of $ 8.50 for show free drink of your choice plus two course meal.
Here is the winner. For example if I pay $10.20 for a round of drinks at the Halekulani club, and the next best charge of $12.80 is at the Budgewoi Soccer Club and other clubs charging even more for the same round of drinks and offering piss poor entertainment to boot, you would have to have oodles of cash to ignore the superb qualities of the Hally, where I must be saving about two grand a year.
My local club is non sectarian, although its members respect each others followings, you do have the choice of going or not wishing to go to the club at times like 'Good Friday and Christmas '.
However, I'll be popping over there tonight . Prayers, incense and vestments are not for me.

My computer will be down tonight for a general clean out and re-install job.
Vest daily gaggle.

Wednesday, 4 April 2007

The United States of Unclesamland drag the chain when dealing with Health And poverty.

Countries Like Norway and Sweden are the leaders when it comes to combating International Hunger and Poverty, by each contributing approximately 8% of the gross total of the worlds contributions, France and Britain score about 4.5 % & 4.8 %, Australia aprox 3.4% and the USA The land of the over fed, contribute a stingy 2.2%, mind you the USA with their overseas military population reducing excursions into undeveloped and under fed third world countries, reduce the need to succour the needy.
About 25,000 people die every day of hunger or hunger-related causes, according to the United Nations. This is one person every three and a half seconds, Unfortunately, it is children who die most often.
Yet there is plenty of food in the world for everyone. The problem is that hungry people are trapped in severe poverty. They lack the money to buy enough food to nourish themselves. Being constantly malnourished, they become weaker and often sick. This makes them increasingly less able to work, which then makes them even poorer and hungrier. This downward spiral often continues until death for them and their families.
There are effective programs to break this spiral. For adults, there are “food for work” programs where the adults are paid with food to build schools, dig wells, make roads, and so on. This both nourishes them and builds infrastructure to end the poverty. For children, there are “food for education” programs where the children are provided with food when they attend school. Their education will help them to escape from hunger and poverty.
Check out how you can help, and try to make it a habit of giving to the under privileged people in our world. United Nations World Food Program (WFP), Oxfam, UNICEF.
Vest, Daily Gaggle.

Tuesday, 3 April 2007

"E BA GUM" MUGABE Is chosen again

Zimbabwe's veteran leader super nong head Bobby Mugabe has totally stuffed up this former democratic self governing Commonwealth Country Where inflation has Soared to be the highest in the world at a whopping 1,730 per cent, and unemployment at 85 per cent, I am firmly of the opinion that only civil disorder and mass killing of people in opposition to his evil regime will become the result of this block headed morons failures.
He was widely condemned by western leaders for the arrest and assault recently of senior members of the main opposition, Mugabe's ego was clearly boosted by the failure of his peers to openly criticise him at the summit meeting, then Mugabe stated we got full backing, not even one(Community leader) criticised our actions, mind you that's hardly surprising, the threat of being shot on the spot, can be quite intimidating.
HARARE the capital of Mugabeland is where recently over a 100 white teenagers were arrested at a disco by Machine Gun wielding paramilitary police, many were severely bashed.
The Govt is sending a message to every one who dares to oppose Mugabe's murderous regime.
An estimated 30,000 white people remain in Zimbabwe, down from the 270,000, when the country won independence in 1980.
Mugabe is a person who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you would actually look forward to the trip.
We should consider ourselves to be extremely fortunate to have such saintlly leaders as Howard ,Bush and Blair, who are not exactly the Holy Trinity, but a safer bet than Gadaffi, Amin and Mugabe.

Vest, Daily Gaggle.

Having second thoughts. Maybe a very dead Idi Amin would be more suited to take control in the land of the free and chronically stupid.

Monday, 2 April 2007

HUGE DUNNY SEATS FOR FAT YANKEE BUMS.

NEWS in spoof from the dunny-bog front.
Sticksville Minnesota, in Uncle Samland, two dear friends of mine have gone from rags to riches. These two robust blubber queens have finally found their calling while pondering their fate when seemingly double parked on their own dunny, with over lapping butt flesh over the sides of the toilet seat creating circulation problems and being unable to rise from the seat without assistance.
This painful phenomenon has given rise to larger bog seats being made for obese people. Kate and tweety's designs, have taken off in the the land of the free, and the canucks in the north are said to enjoy the new resonating sounds from the stainless steel variety.
Only two seat sizes are being marketed at present, Size A and B for bigger, tweety and kate have a copyright on these comfortable designs which are called 'Butt spreaders' which can be bolted down to fit a normal size toilet bowl despite its width and stabilising bum pers.
Finding the spot for wiping or washing may prove to be daunting.
Although Obesity has not yet peaked in Oz to the extent of grossly bloated north Americans, some hotels in Sydney have them fitted for fat Yankee tourists'. American hotels have spent oodles of bucks for these new seats, private citizens are given the choice of a magazine subscription to enjoy while parked in comfort.

Airlines will be charging extra for people requiring larger seats. soon any passenger exceeding the 255 lbs or 120 kilo weight limit will be slapped with a fat surcharge.
Extra fuel costs and cuts in profits are the main reason for these changes.

Vest remembers: Getting caught with your pants down in a theatre of war, can be debilitating.
Korea April 19 , 1952. the complete 650 man crew of The British cruiser HMS Ceylon, were in a constant line up to use the heads or a handy bucket. For 24 hours soothing salves and ointments easing the soreness of their butts after taking numerous sulphur tablets to cure the outbreak of dysentery, one gay officer stated "Its like a cock up of mass proportions.

A final word from Abdul Karim Our middle east correspondent from downtown Lakemba in Sydney OZStrayer.
ARE you left handed or a mollydooker? If so, make it clearly known by wearing this info on your lapel or where it can be clearly seen, that a molly dooker you be. or face the wrath of your Muslim friends at a formal Noshup. It seems most Muslims use their left hand when dipping into the pot for their Nasi Goreng makan. the reason for this seems, that you don't use your butt wiping hand to maul the makan.
Dipping your right hand is the wrong hand and only right if you are left handed, makes sense doesn't it.
Has anyone had the unfortunate experience to use an Asian stoop dunny. Success comes from perseverance or being fitted with a bomb sight. My first attempt was disastrous, I missed and it dropped into my strides at the dip, so embarrassing. ta for now , aim straight, Vest.

Sunday, 1 April 2007

THE STUMP CLUB. The Children's Club based on courage.

IT'S a Club no child would ever dream of joining, but after two years it has proved a life saver for its members.
Children who have suffered meningococcal disease decided the president of their 'Stump Club' should be the one with the most stumps.
Having lost five fingers and eight toes to the potentially deadly disease, 13 year - old Kimberley Sulli was a shoo - in. She contracted meningococcal disease when she was six, and each year brings new challenges as she grows older and taller.
Kimberley now needs surgery on her Right leg , which has stopped growing because of the disease.
The Stump Club was formed two years ago at an Australian day celebration, during which the Stephan Sanig Foundation, set up to fight meningococcal disease, was recognised for its community service.
Sue - Anne Sanig, who started the foundation after her son Stephan died from the disease, said: " I find Kimberley an absolute inspiration."
Last week's Kids for life charity ball raised more than $300,000 to help find a vaccine for the mengingococcal B strain.

Google "The stump club" for more info.
Donations are urgently required.

Vest Remembers, Easter Sunday April fools day, And the Invasion of Okinawa 1945

"Lest we forget", probably the worst continuous period of Air Land and Sea conflict ever.
'Operation Iceberg'. Find it on Google.

Goodbye Dear Rosemary. (Final)

      It was around 3 pm Wednesday March 8 That Rosemary returned from 'Day Care', she looked fine and healthy and bubbly and gave ...