Thursday, 23 December 2010

Food scraps (Leftovers) to be banned from House hold Garbage collections

Food scraps (Leftovers) to be banned from House hold Garbage collections.

 Most councils within NSW Australia have adequate systems for waste removal from households and businesses. The main problem is abuse of the system by uncaring persons with an out of sight out of mind mentality.
The head line on page 5 in my favourite daily newspaper (Delivered daily to my door) Thurs Dec 23 2010, reads.
Ban on bin food scraps: It goes on to say,. Food could be banned from household rubbish bins or residents might be charged extra to remove it under proposals to deal with the state's growing mountains of garbage.
For full details google Sydney Daily Telegraph for info.
For those people who are not already dealing with this problem and wish to deal with the matter of disposing the putrescibles  themselves, these few hints may solve your problems as well as helping the environment and if you have a garden; help with cost cutting. Of course it is your choice whatever you do.
Items such as bread and cereal based foods can be distributed to bird feeding at the bottom of the garden along with meaty bones for carnivores such as magpies crows,   Dog owners would find few problems disposing of most bones, those not removed  can be buried in the flower section of your garden. All other food waste such as left overs, peelings, banana skins, fats and more are buried in what I call a Fallow section of the veggie  garden, ( An area not intended for planting within a few months, although digging in these areas after six weeks you will discover an absence of the former waste and a much richer soil, this can be a boon for those gardeners  with sandy soil.
My veggie patches are about 6ft or 2 metres wide. I dig a trench across at spade depth and each daily deposit can be  covered with soil or if the weather is inclement keep your waste in a covered container until you are ready to dispose of it in the soil.
You will save on compost or have a more productive garden by following these simple tips.
Remember. What man disposes of, Nature decomposes for the benefit of all.
BTW. All  recyclable items such as cans bottles, glass jars  and paper packaging must be free from food contamination and bottles without tops.
And don't forget that greasy Aluminium throw away baking tray you cooked the turkey in, ours will be placed at the bottom of the garden over a hungry ant nest and will be cleaned for recycling within two days.
Remember, 'Do the right thing". Have a great Christmas......Vest.

Monday, 20 December 2010

Australian Rules at sea, Hello Sailor, Kiss my hardy.

Royal Australian Navy Press Release



Gillard Government Announce 21st Century "Politically Correct" Type 45 Destroyer.



Press Release to coincide with the introduction of the new Type 45 Destroyers.



Details have been released regarding Australia introduction of the next generation of fighting ships.



The Royal Australian Navy is proud of the cutting edge capability of the fleet of Type 45 destroyers.



Costing $750 million, they have been designed to meet the needs of the 21st century; in addition to state of the art technology, weaponry, and guidance systems,



the ships will comply with the very latest employment, equality, health & safety and human rights legislation







They will be able to remain at sea for several months and positively bristle with facilities.



For instance, the new user friendly crow's nest comes equipped with wheelchair access.



Live ammunition has been replaced with paintballs to reduce the risk of anyone getting hurt and to cut down on the number of compensation claims.



Stress councilors and lawyers will be on duty 24hrs a day, and each ship will have its own onboard industrial tribunal



The crew will be 50/50 men and women, and balanced in accordance with the latest Government directives on race, gender, sexuality, and disability.



Sailors will only have to work a maximum of 37hrs per week in line with Brussels Health & Safety rules even in wartime!



All bunks will be double occupancy, and the destroyers will all come equipped with a maternity ward situated on the same deck as the Gay Disco.



Tobacco will be banned throughout the ship, but cannabis will be allowed in the Officer's Wardroom



The Royal Australian Navy is eager to shed its traditional reputation for "Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash".



Out goes the occasional rum ration which is to be replaced by Perrier water, although sodomy remains, this has now been extended to include all ratings under 18.



The lash will still be available but only by request



Saluting officers has been abolished because it is elitist; it is to be replaced by the more informal "Hello Sailor"



All notices on boards will be printed in 37 different languages and Braille



Crew members will no longer be required to ask permission to grow beards or moustaches, even the women



The Defence Department is working on a new "Non specific" flag based on the controversial British Airways "Ethnic" tailfin design,



because the White Ensign is considered to be offensive to minorities



The ship is due to be launched soon in a ceremony conducted by Captain Hook from the Auburn Park Mosque who will break a petrol bomb over the hull.



The ship will gently slide into the water to the tune of "In the Navy" by the Village People played by the Royal Australian Navy band



Sea Trials are expected to take place, when the first of the new destroyers HMAS Cautious, sets out on her maiden mission.







It will be escorting boat loads of illegal immigrants across the Timor sea to ports on the West coast.







The Prime Minister said that



"While the ships reflected the very latest of modern thinking they were also capable of being up-graded to comply with any new legislation"



Her final words were



"Australia never, never waives the rules!"

Female Weather (changeable) And the 'Last Post' before Yuletide.

It's Chilly outside, a wind blowing force 6 from the antarctic. Three days ago blistering hot, also two days ago Sydney had flooding and a Hailstorm, last night we had an extra bed cover, previous night the fan was on overtime.
Escaping the unseasonal Global warming  thingy in Britain right now are the the 'WAGS', the English test cricketers nearest and dearests whose arrival may have provided the catalyst for their lovers Limp finish after being on top for two days.
This may be the last post until after Xmas, two days prior being taken up for medical thingies, and a bit of tidying up before our yuletide guests arrive.It is the Time of the Year to sit back and enjoy what life has to offer.

However, I would like to thank all of you who have been gracious enough to visit my blog site over the years, regardless of content it has been a rewarding time for me.
Christmas time for me is a period where I take stock and count my blessings although in my case the imaginative so called real meaning of Christmas, The immaculate conception and all that other stuff I swallowed in bygone years is long gone. However, the joy we deliver to our friends, family and less fortunate people at yuletide adds strength and love to family ties, especially these years where divided and dysfunctional families are becoming commonplace, the need for family unity is.given a boost.
Christmas is the time for children to learn the art of giving as well as receiving, also paying tribute to elders of friends and family, and it is not a bad idea to segregate them at a family gathering where alcohol induced conversation can be fraught with differing opinion, occasioning old scores to resurface where snide pragmatic innuendo dominates the chatter.
Even if you meet someone you dislike; a smile and a handshake and a suitable compliment will help to break the ice; who knows you may even fall in love!!
Visits from our progeny and their offspring will dominate the seasonal joy, in the main by  our local Gr/Ch, . other grand children six in number will also appear over Christmas to add to the jollity?

Don't forget to try and make it a peaceful Christmas.

Click here for Curtis Stone cooking tips....youtube.com/Coles Supermarkets

Expressing yourself
When does expressing your self become losing your temper? You know the feeling, one minute you’re giving your opinion on something quite unimportant, someone says something and ‘bang’ you’re off on one.
Most of the time, unless you’re particularly obstreperous, it’s what’s going on in your life, not what’s happening now, that makes you short fused.

Here are some triggers:

• Too much booze

• Not feeling well

• Not eating properly

• Not appreciated

Even so, there are things you can do to prevent or minimise temper outbursts:

• Slow everything down. Stop what you’re doing, stop talking and let yourself relax.

• Think about what’s actually making you angry and what its root cause is.

• Breathe slowly

• Have a word with yourself and talk yourself down.


BTW. Click onto the  COLES advert above, my local Supermarket, Quite interesting.


Enjoy your life, you are only here Once, MERRY CHRISTMAS to All.  Vest.

Friday, 17 December 2010

The Ghosts of Christmas Past, or is Christmas at war with us?

As I walk around the shops today, and here's what I saw: tinsel, Santa's, conifers. Here's what I heard: Rocking Around the Christmas Tree, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, a melancholy song about a deer with a coke habit. Here's what I didn't see: anyone complaining. However, as this blogger points out, some people are still convinced there is a war on Christmas If truth be told, Christmas is at war with us. From Thanksgiving to Boxing Day, there is no escape from the barrage of mulled wine, elves and people leaving office parties wearing their trousers back to front. As for the shopping duties entailed, well, "Christmas shopping: the conversion of one's indifference to people into active hatred , Cliff Richard and Christmas: a painful combination

One aspect of Christmas I'd gladly have a war with: the music - anything featuring an expression of seasonal cheer or sleigh bells or robin redbreasts or swaddling clothes, I recommend total destruction. Cliff Richard, the high priest of Christmas schmaltz, should be gently lain athwart a Yule log and burnt by rosy-cheeked children. Actually, I would gladly open a second front and extend my war to carols - any song that has 'ding, dong' in the title should be in the Euro vision song contest, not a paean to the mythical Christ child. Bach's Christmas Oratorio and The Messiah can stay - for now. But the Hallelujah Chorus - sorry, people, it will accompany the Cliff Richard boring stuff to the song mortuary.
"So what's killing Christmas".
It's not just the economic chill that's dampened spirits this year. but going in search of festive cheer - and failing to find much of it.
If we're being honest, only the young look forward to Christmas any more. For the rest of us, it's an endless round of boozing, bingeing and fake jollity with your in-laws. But we find ways to cope, with sex, alcohol and arguing being the most popular pressure valves.
'The only merry soul this Christmas is the ghost of Cromwell past…'Oliver Cromwell my fav-deliver us from Royalty.
One in four, we are informed, spread a little love at this time of year by staggering from the office party to have sex in a car park.
Fortunes - some AU$40 billion in Strayer- are frittered on Christmas fripperies from such temples of spiritualism as Odd bins and the day we actually mark the Mythical birth of Jesus is likely to pass in a sozzled, bloated blur watching Penelope Keith on telly (or is that Her Majesty?), With the Corgi and Bess Show, before ending in some fantastic, plum-pud-throwing family bust-up.
But this year, no one has much energy for this terrific Christmas entertainment: where's the spirit? My self well I am too knackered to to throw my keys on the table, and younger women get better looking as we that grow old become older, but being on a diet doesn't mean I can't look at the Menu.
Christmas starts later every year. At the risk of talking ourselves up, the Family normally have a Living room festooned with Christmas cards and invitations.
This year I don't think we've even received "seasonal greetings" - ie, appeals for trade - from an estate agent, pest control officer or local undertaker.
Unless you count flu, like what you may have right now(Or a bug you caught on Tuesday last kissing relatives), nobody has the Christmas bug; no one is even roused to mutter bah humbug. But make no mistake, Christmas traditions are on the wane: very few plan to put coins in their Xmas pudding.
Our festive depression is caused in part by the economic cold front moving in with record debt, but this year retailers are talking big, big falls: the worst Christmas trade for a quarter of a century, money worries are reducing fun. Even the Windsors are feeling the pinch, I am downloading about 5% of our gross annual income in order to cover the costs of pressies to children and food of which a lot of it will go to waste
Contrary to what has rapidly become popular mythology, there is no Muslim terror plot against Christmas. tune into Bahrain radio and you will hear O Come, All Ye Faithful In Arabic.
Sure, many are not putting up Christmas decorations for fear of causing religious offence, but would anyone actually be offended by them?
Nativity plays - only a small percentage of schools are staging them - or the drowning of their Christian message in a soggy sea of multi-faith. Far from being driven by followers of other religions, this apology for Christmas springs from within our timid Christian community.
And not sending Christmas crackers (Bon Bons) to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan because they were "too dangerous". The Brits send troops in faulty armour to face Taliban gunpowder, yet can't let them face the death alley that is a cracker and a silly joke from Woolworths.

But there is, surely, a deeper cultural shift. Puritanism did not die with Cromwell. Our history since can be seen as a continuing battle between Roundheads and Cavaliers, between those who can't really be doing with fun and those who refuse to equate pleasure with wickedness.
The message is: don't drink or eat as you will turn into a fat alcoholic. Don't take your children to see Father Christmas as he's almost certainly on a *government register, and as for his reindeer…
How can you enjoy Christmas when the world is snowed in with sadness?
And it is indeed terrible. Millions starve as we eat.
Christmas has become like any other time. The plum pud is shorn of treasure. The lights aren't twinkling. Even the car parks at night are eerily quiet. It seems the only merry soul this Christmas is the ghost of Christmas past…
One more week to go before Xmas, The answer is simple; if you want something very badly, you can achieve it.......Vest.

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Are there intelligent people watching "The Grand Old Oprah 'Down Under' Show?

The plump dusky mediator for all things irrational and flagrantly absurd currently being pursued by name droppers and attention getter's, has created multiple malady's among people who were born with a brain, many cases of diarrhea and vomiting have been reported from local medico's who they say became involuntary involved with the loony Oprah Circus

Released from the bondage of her gold plated 'I'm always right existence,Oprah shows delight to be among things real, but as one blogger put it, "I am sorry the Koala didn't pee on her for the complete authentic Australian experience.

Tell me is there something I am missing, during her musings as a television latter day messiah/know all, the shouting and screaming never lets up and little compromise is ever achieved among the contesting loonies, Oprah's bi-partisan jurisdiction proving to be totally ineffective.

So it would seem ; any Nong Head can appear to be assertive even when achieving nothing among the confusion and mayhem, especially when earning 95% of the gross Brown earnings of the USA.

It is time to start living the life that you imagined.......Vest.

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Nixon Tapes — He Disses Jews, Blacks, Italians, Irish......

Nixon Tapes — He Disses Jews, Blacks, Italians, Irish
The latest batch of tapes from the Watergate era reveal that President Richard Nixon thought Jews were aggressive and obnoxious, the Irish were mean drunks, and Italians did not have their heads “screwed on tight.” The remarks, including others about blacks and Russian Jews, were contained in 265 hours of tape recordings released by the Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, The New York Times reported.

Nixon made the remarks to his secretary and top aides just 16 months before resigning as president, according to the Times.

During one session, Nixon stresses that he is not prejudiced but adds, “I’ve just recognized that, you know, all people have certain traits.”

Nixon continues:
“Virtually every Irish I’ve known gets mean when he drinks. Particularly the real Irish.

"The Italians, of course, those people don’t have their heads screwed on tight.

"The Jews are just a very aggressive and abrasive and obnoxious personality.”

In a conversation with his secretary, Rose Mary Woods, Nixon questioned Secretary of State William P. Rogers’ views about the future of black Americans because he has “sort of a blind spot on the black thing because he’s been in New York . . . What has to happen is they have be, frankly, inbred,” the Times reported.
The tapes reveal the complexity of Nixon’s relationship with Israel, the Times reports, citing the March 1, 1973, visit of Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir. The recordings show that Meir thanked Nixon profusely for the way he had treated her and Israel.

But the door scarcely had closed behind her when Nixon and his national security adviser, Henry Kissinger, were scoffing at the idea that the United States should pressure the Soviet Union to let Jews emigrate.

“The emigration of Jews from the Soviet Union is not an objective of American foreign policy. And if they put Jews into gas chambers in the Soviet Union, it is not an American concern. Maybe a humanitarian concern,” Kissinger said, according to the Times.

“I know,” Nixon responded. “We can’t blow up the world because of it.”

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So it would seem that Tricky Dicky had no axe to grind with persons from British Commonwealth Countries. ....Vest.

Monday, 13 December 2010

Summer at last and why are sporting Australians bad losers?

The blistering sunny days are here at last, "Oh for some rain" but not in the former drought areas where  there is flooding. The famine and flood theory works well in the land of OZ.
Warnie, the former spotty faced wanker now semi retired red ball twister and ex druggo, reformed smoker, plus divorcee and sex mechanic - is back to his boudoir sex romping with yet another ageing married celeb. Little wonder his sporting interests have taken a back seat, ageing maybe but  Liz H has plenty more to offer than his former scrubbers, mind you his lucrative cricket deals in India may become forfeit should the Billionaire Indian husband of  Liz H object to  the cuckoo in his love nest .
The problem with OZ cricket at the moment, is simply a lack of Top Class players, but a plethora of  lesser players of equal talent. The selectors nightmare is simply having to pick a team from a bunch of losers.
The cry "Bring back Warnie" will fall on deaf ears simply because of Warnie's other financial interests and sexual exploits are more rewarding, and further more he is on a high at the moment and probably doesn't want to become associated with a bunch of no hopers, resurrecting Bradman from the grave would be a better option.
For those interested in my health problems, my time with the Neurologist last week was well worth the experience. It was nice to be able to communicate with someone who actually took the time to listen.
It would seem that the problems relating to my head injury 12-2-2008. will be  permanent. However, there are more tests to be carried out and final answers known before I contact the ambulance chasers for a possible insurance payout.

Here is a poser for you eggheads out there.

I was once 'C' but now 'Z', I look like a multi coloured envelope. What am I used for during daylight hours?

.Imagination is the eye of the soul....., have an enjoyable week....Vest.

Saturday, 11 December 2010

A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE.

A MERRY CHRISTMAS  AND A  HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE.



An insult to Mothers! Or would you prefer to have been born Backwards?  A re-run.
An Insult to Mothers - Who Don't Claim Perfection

I do wonder at the mentality of some people:"Our 7-month-old gr/gr daughter is bonding with her nanny so strongly that at night she cries for her. This is really upsetting her parents as they spend a lot of time with their daughter -- they give her breakfast, bathe her, and play with her for one to two hours every day.


They are worried that she's more attached to her nanny than she is to her parents. What should I do? they are both asking me
"The obvious answer is to stop living the Special K lifestyle, and give your daughter some attention and then she might realise that you are her mother or father and not some stranger who pops in and out of her life. But we live in an age of post-Feminism, in which women need to be men to prove they are women - or some such thing - but the important thing is to keep the money rolling in, hence the venal and stupid hire nannies. And woe betide anyone who accuses a woman of not being a good mother:"It really angers me to hear stay-at-home mums assuming that working mums work so that they can buy their kids the latest "hot" toys and other unimportant material things. even if you are very well paid your child does not have a need for designer clothes or a Bugaboo--the child has all what it needs on hand; PARENTS -including (most importantly) an immense amount of love and support from the

I have been told, "How dare you assume that working mums work for the wrong reasons. You have no idea what you are talking about". "That's right love, you are selflessly ignoring your child in order to give it all the things in life that you never had. And those stay-at-home mums are the not only greedily hogging their children, but they are damaging the economy. And if it wasn't for people like you, the world would collapse. Not that I am suggesting child rearing is a woman's job. If the father wants to do it and the mother wants to go out to work then fine.If you want to see the extent of the madness of those that employ nannies then read on. That's right folks, you can sip your frapaccino and grass up a nanny on your blackberry. Sure fine, it's a class thing. But more fundamentally child rearing is a question of sacrifice: and more specifically a sacrifice of your time. And a related topic is IVF. Unless you are a creationist or some other kind of egotist stuck with the infantile belief that you a were personally created by God, you will be aware of the theory of evolution. You will also be aware that human beings are members of the animal kingdom: specifically mammals of the species Homo Sapiens of the Hominid family.You will no doubt have watched wild life programs and seen the variety of tactics used by animals and plants to display their reproductive potency and attract a mate.Now I am fully aware that mankind (humanity) has done many things at a basic level, such as clothing and building houses, and at a more advanced level, such as banding together in settlements and passing on knowledge through writing, to diminish the effects of nature upon the species. But the fact remains that we are animals. A study of IVF compiled by the human fertilisation and embryology authority between 2000 and 2006. You will see that male infertility is the biggest single cause for couples seeking infertility treatment. In 2000, it was 27.6% but by 2006 that figure had risen to 32.5%.This is either some environmental factor at work, or women have ceased to be able to read the signals of what will make a good biological partner; choosing to go down the path prescribed by women's magazines such as Cosmopolitan, by choosing partners who can fulfill their dreams of conspicuous consumption.I am informed that women's magazines are not permitted in female psychiatric units because they are considered to hinder recovery because of the negative self image they promote.I would suggest the HFEA does it's cause no good by choosing to highlight Ruth's Story"
.......vest.


Ruth was 39 when her sister challenged her to make her dream of motherhood a reality. Aware that her fertility was declining, but without a partner, Ruth remembered a friend's suggestion that they should have a baby together. Ruth goes on to say, after my sister asked me what I was going to do about having children, I felt I should make an informed choice about whether I could have a baby. Given my age and medical history (I had had treatment for endometriosis), my clinic said that IVF using donated sperm would give me the best chance of success. I decided to have treatment with a 'known donor', my friend Nico, not least because I was concerned about my child not knowing its father (this was before the lifting of donor anonymity). This meant a frustrating six month wait before treatment could begin, while Nico's sperm was screened."Now leave aside the fact that only 1 in 5 treatments is successful, in that it ends with a baby, leaving a great amount of human material to be disposed of. And that children born as a result of IVF have a 6.2% chance of being born with a defect, against 4.4% of children conceived normally. Can it really be the case that a mother who has undergone IVF is a 'better' mother?Yes she may well have paid money, and some might say bought it. But is that a genuine criteria of worth?Using that logic, the 'best' kind of women are men who have had a sex change. And the one reason overlooked when considering the fall in male fertility, is the increasing number of women in the workforce, which in turn fuelled a house price boom, which in turn led to houses that once could be bought on a single average wage needed a dual income to manage the mortgage repayments. And if you don't believe me, consider the causes of inflation.Of course it is heresy to say any of this. And proof of my jealous nature that I dare criticise my richer and betters.





The problem is anyone with half a brain, knows this is right.

.........................

Now here's a thought...



Living Life Backwards.

I want to live my next life backwards.

You start out dead and get that out of the way. Then you wake up in an

old age home feeling better every day. Then you get kicked out for

being too healthy.



Enjoy your retirement and collect your pension. Then when you start

work, you get a gold watch on your first day. You work 40 years until

you're too young to work.



You get ready for High School, drink alcohol, party, and you're generally promiscuous.



Then you go to primary school, you become a kid, you play, and you

have no responsibilities.



Then you become a baby, and then...

You spend your last 9 months floating peacefully in luxury, in

spa-like conditions - central heating, room service on tap, and

then..........



You finish off as an orgasm.



I rest my case………………………!

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Post 721. Welcome to the Australian Summer ?

Yes it is the official start to our summer down under when the Sun tracks high above and scorches the skin off your back if you are daft enough to check it out. However, the Gods have stuffed up with the weather pattern and as I write our street is -er Avenue is looking more like Chalgrove brook plus an outdoor temp of 17deg with teeming rain as a bonus. So taking a break from writing scores of  Christmas cards and my Neurological  affliction in quiet mode  I shall try to explain my absence over the past four weeks.
The long awaited opportunity to see a neurologist on Nov 15 was thwarted by by my unexpected hospitalisation on 'Guy Fawkes Day' Nov 5th, I shall now see the the neurologist on Dec  8.
My sixteen day sojourn in Gosford hospital was caused because of Kidney failure, and after five attempts to get a line through my veins to my left kidney, I had several hours of dialysis treatment and other investigative treatment,. Fortunately my kidney recovered, however, the docs could not explain why and how it was caused, despite my explanation that in the first instance my precautionary check up was carried out at the time  when I was feeling fine and it was the investigative biopsy that produced the searing pain in my thingy, and shortly to follow the Swollen testimonials and the subsequent kidney problem.
I have been home a little over a week now and my gait is similar to that of steady Eddie - very wobbly and unstable, I have made a conscious decision not to drive for a while and my only outing apart from the garden was a 'Not to be repeated ' dizzy drive to the local supermarket and using the the Cart as a Z F.
Again thank you to those people  who sent get well cards and best wishes  and also the overseas telephone calls and to my nearest and dearest who with our eldest son traveled 16 times  to visit me daily, a total distance of 1, 500 kls.
I have been off the booze for a month now and my last two litres of liquid intake has been pure filtered water, generally I feel fine apart from the occasional head throbbing which was partly overshadowed during the stay in hospital.
I am now looking forward to reaching nine 0 but I am not in a hurry as such, there is much more good living to experience in this tormented frame of mine. Everyone have an enjoyable and prosperous week, love you all, Vest.

All our dreams can come true - if we have the courage to pursue them.

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Vest the Latter Day Lazuras Will probably return tomorrow.

My absence was caused by a collapsed Kate & Sydney on Thursday 4th inst. Am still feeling fairly crook and weak as a can of virgins water, thank you those who sent emails and kept me awake in my hospital bed by your well wishing phone calls. Any how I am back, love you all, Vest

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

"All Over Red Rover" The MELL BUNN Cup and the Math Question.

A mild weather wise yesterday brought out the loonies from over the back fence alias another Barry Dogs head Melbourne Cup gathering all mouthing off while  swilling their charred barbecued steaks and sangers down with copious amounts of home brew or moonshine.
I am not sorry the greedy trainer with the trademark eyebrows failed in his attempt to win his 13TH Cup, instead from what I can gather a yank horse was the bolter with a Frog  coxswain at the tiller..Any way who cares, apart from the employers who will be deluged with sickies today.

I am a fortunate person who only uses a Debit Card  with no indebtedness, unlike the  persons in over sized homes on Struggle Street today slugged with higher interest rates in order to boost the $12 million per ann salary of the CEO of the Commonwealth Bank. It's a shame the old style bank robberies have gone out of fashion. secretly I was always disappointed when the swashbuckling robbers got caught, now the hype has gone and we are now becoming used to the swaggering inside jobs by those who are entrusted with our hard earned, It might help to know I have stabbed the picture  of the Comm/Bank CEO, with a bread knife.

There were many failures contesting the  Mathematical problem posted three days ago.. several (4) failed to give the reason for their answers, (no workings) However we have an outright winner, an old friend of mine, A clever dick, who you may remember once edited one of my posts the cocky sod. which unfortunately created a war of words but hopefully now forgotten.
The winner is Andrew Burt, Esq. IMS. Who States.....

More like a problem for Math enthusiasts.




However this is a very straightforward and easy calculation.

once one understands that a US Gallon and a Pound weight both have 16 ounces.



Whereas the Brits (Bless their silly confused minds) have decided that a pound

and a gallon will have a different weight, to confuse all the school children



Thus a US Gallon is has / is 3785.412cc

meaning 3.785412 Litres



An Imperial Gallon has / is 4546.092cc

meaning 4.546092 Litres







So: If the UK Motorist is paying (the equivalent of) USD 3.25 per Gallon

then $3.25 / 4.546092 = $0.7148997 or rounded off to 71 cents per Litre



In Sydney Australia at (the equivalent of) USD 0.75 per Litre (we are paying 4 cents more than the UK motorist)



Whilst in the USA @ USD 2.99 per Gallon = $2.99 / 3.785412 Litres = $0.79 per Litre



PAYING MOST US Motorists @ 79 cents per Litre

AU Motorists @ 75 cents per Litre

PAYING LEAST UK Motorists @ 71 cents per Litre





IMS B.eng Electronics. (member IEEE)

(Where Math is critical in Electronics & Chemistry alike because one is working with nuclear principles)

i.e. Electrons, Neutrons, Protons, Photons, Ions, and Atomic Particle Theory. - without it Electronics does not work.

And having worked in the Petro-Chemical Industry for 8 years the problem does not exist.



Good luck to everyone else.





ISO Time Stamp 10.11.011.0211





On 10/31/2010 8:05 PM, Daily Gaggle
Vest wrote:

Here is a Math problem for Motor Enthusiasts, I shall publish the names of those up to the task.

During a industrial strike in the USA Gas (Petrol) rose to U/S $2..99 per Gallon



While in England The motorist was paying The equivalent in pounds to U/S $3..25 per Gallon.



While in Sydney Australia Locals were paying the equivalent U/S $ 0..75. per litre.

...........

Explain giving detail who was paying most and who was paying least.

.............
Vest Say's , "who can compete with a complete know all of his ilk.

Another poser 'Coming Soon'

Sunday, 31 October 2010

Local stuff. Fishy business, and I must be missing the point.

Not a bad weekend, pleasant normal spring weather, feeling a little better I was enticed to the club for a few hours, watched a show which we had seen before; "The Kamis " a New Zealand group, which attracts a following of itinerant, or over stayers from the land of the great White Cloud, I'm talking  about Maoris, If you have never seen a Maori in the flesh you must think 'Big', The stern of a Battleship comes to mind, I have been informed it is hereditary and created generations back through eating 'Long Pig.'.

Although where we live on the Central Coast is free from the restrictions imposed on fisher-persons in the Sydney Harbour areas, we  are offered so called fresh fish  in the shops which has an onerous background and in my opinion worse than that restricted by Govt regulations. People are still eating fish caught west of the harbour bridge, despite continuing concerns about highly toxic cancer - causing chemicals. Commercial fishing was banned a couple of years ago but  various reports from govt inspectors are saying people are still eating fish caught by anglers.
Although this may only be of concern to the Southern Pacific countries like Sydney Australia where we have a clean looking fish for sale in the majority of fresh fish outlets called Basa Fresh Water Fillets. Now from experience as a child,  fresh water fish I often caught in clean English river systems  still tasted like shit compared to that taken from the North Sea or the Atlantic, But certain ways of cooking made it acceptable, in any case we were poor. Now getting back to this BASA fresh fillet thingy, This fish is sourced from the Mekong River in Vietnam. Which is nothing less than a community, SEWER . this is where I shall point you to my post published in 2007 I believe which contains further info of this horror product.
Google,( Daily Gaggle.com Basa Fresh water fillets.).

Something fishy here too. After 11years of marriage, Courtney Cox 46, and David Arquette, 39, have called time - out. "The reason for this separation is to better understand ourselves and the qualities we seek in a partner and for our marriage" they said. "We remain best friends and responsible parents to our daughter[Coco Riley,6] and we still love each other deeply."
..........Vest Say's "Have I missed Something"?

Here is a Math problem for Motor Enthusiasts, I shall publish the names of those up to the task.
During a industrial strike in the USA Gas (Petrol) rose to  U/S $2..99 per Gallon

While in England The motorist was paying The equivalent in pounds to U/S $3..25 per Gallon.

While in Sydney Australia Locals were paying the equivalent U/S $ 0..75. per litre.
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Explain giving detail who was paying most and who was paying least.

One single Quantity word in the problem is the clue, but be careful.

Must go now. Have a Cheerful week. Vest.

Remember...A moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's experience.

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Slimming Scam .Plus The Big Race and the Head again.

Having a lot of activities recently like moving my legs - gardening and shopping with nearest and dearest, together with a new exercise regime and  cutting down on or avoiding altogether certain foodstuffs, I have reduced my weight by about three kilos over a period of three weeks, those behind the times like the USA approx 6LBS 6 OZ.
I am absolutely certain that the slimming mixture taken twice daily had nothing whatsoever to do with all this lard disappearing, so I returned  the said slimming mixture for a refund and have not fallen for a Peter Foster Type Balin Tea Scam. This slimming crap mob that  advertise on National Television, will be sent an appropriate letter on receipt of my refund.
The current dilemma with my cranium and its weird carrying on has now entered the acceptance stage with little hope of answers for at least another seventeen days.
The weather for the past couple of days has been normal if there is such a phenomena, so I'll say pleasant and without rain.
The Social Clubs are gearing up for another Bonanza, not unlike say the' Grand National in the U/K The 'Melbourne Cup' is the Gee Gee race that stops the nation and that saying is not far from the truth. being on the first Tuesday In November  it stuffs up a normal working week but  drunks and betting loonies create an all day long Cash Cow for the pubs and Clubs. The crime  and road accident rate will climb dramatically so will the emergency services activity.
It is well known Aussies love booze a ball and a bet. the old joke is that we'd bet on two flies crawling up a wall. but if we aren't careful the joke could be on us.
Gambling is part of Australian Culture like Guns are To Yanks, It can bring us together, such as the mass annual flutter on the Melbourne Cup, or it can tear us apart as  many thousand problem gamblers can testify.
Gambling also goes hand in hand with drinking and both alcohol and gambling are intrinsically  tied to Aussies greatest love: Sport. But another ugly demon that of match fixing has entered the mish mash of sporting uncertainties.
 I think it would be wise to keep to basics, save your hard earned and bet on those flies on the wall.

Hope you are all well see you again soon. Have a wonderful weekend. Vest.

Think it more satisfactory to live richly than to die rich.

Monday, 25 October 2010

Post 714. Not so global Warming today, plus Health and Family.

Its tiddling down.has been for past two days, the Topsy turvy weather patterns continue making out door scheduling unpredictable. Seven weeks back a sunny 32 Cel and that was winter, indoors at the moment it Say's 17Cel;  but  outside I'm not sure more than likely cooler with a s/w wind a-blowing fiercely, I shall not bother to check it out.
Cockies (farmers) are still griping about water allocations from the river systems in inland NSW although the drought of three years has been official declared over with joyful aplomb from those benefiting, but sadly some of these people are going from famine to floods with more rain yet to come,several weirs across each river would stall the maximum of the river water entering coastal deltas, "too costly"say some and not needed at the present time say others, life is a gamble on the land and a way of life for some, the hardy.
Friday the intermittent throbbing in my the right side of my fore head became unreal plus with tightness in my face and neck, it had subsided after waiting in the emergency dept at Wyong hospital for over four hours. with a cynical Doctor unconvinced of my predicament  I was sent packing with the info that I was to take  pain killers. I have opened the the letter he typed for my equally inane Quack, it contained similar suggestions that had been conveyed to me, the Tacky message  containing six spelling mistakes and joined words reminded of my GP's letter to the Neurologist I shall see in 21days from now;?. Surely, these medical blokes are likely to blunder with their prognosis if they are incompetent with the written word, even more vague would be the opinion from the only local doc who speaks  pidgin in monosyllables, whose main interest in the patient is milking another fifty buck consultation fee.
Back from lunch. good news the sun has appeared  and  the rain has stopped. The birds are back on the shed roof, we must be the only source of bird freebies in the area.
Yesterday Sunday we received  two more messages  from Prodigal son, him with the charisma of a wet cat , despite my leanings and his teachings, his utterances on the sabbath are to be deplored. " Son You can't have more" , my money machine is deceased. and your tough demeanor is unwarranted, as long as your present attitude to your parents and siblings remain your pleas will fall on deaf ears.The saga will no doubt continue.
Rosemary has returned from her shopping  just a five minute walk away and is now hanging washing on the hills hoist now the rain has stopped and a fair breeze ablowing and I must remove my backside from this seat and get some walking time in.
 Christopher's health is improving and would improve more if he moved more and smoked less, it doesn't make sense to me why intelligent people knowingly allow themselves to self destruct.
Thank you those friends and relatives who have found time to communicate recently your bonding is appreciated. that's all for now, back later. love you all  Vest Daily Gaggle.

BTW.  Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your pet parrot to the town gossip.

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Post No 713. "England Expects" and remembering ABERFAN,Plus HMAS Australia.

"England expects this day that every man will do his duty", was the signal hoisted at the yard arm of Admiral Horatio Nelsons Flag ship the HMS Victory ,commanded by Capt Hardy on the forenoon of Monday 21st of October 1805. Although certain standards of fair play in naval warfare were  expected this wasn't the case on this particular occasion, Inspections  of 'Victory's guns corroborate the fact that Grape Shot (balls on a chain) were a no no but were used during this battle against a superior number of French and Spanish ships and to add to the discomfort of the enemy upper deck gun crews and others were the bags of gravel (stones) fired by the forward guns of Nelsons fleet of ships. Can you imagine the destructive influence of a spread forty feet wide of several hundred large chunks of stone. If anyone was to blame for any infringement of the rules it would have been the orchestrator of the so called  dirty tricks Naughty Horatio Nelson  who was unable to answer any accusations due to him  being either dead or drunk on his arrival in Blighty pickled in a barrel of brandy, Kiss me Hardy, "Hic'..... Further info From Google.
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October 21st 1944. on a more sombre note , this was a major tragedy when the HMAS Australia_ a County Class Heavy Cruiser was struck by a Japanese Kamikaze plane killing 30 sailors and levelling her three funnels and upper decks, I personally recall seeing the ship on her return to Sydney,
The following year 1945 , the combined U/S and British Fleet downed an estimated 2,800 Japanese Kamikaze planes, Ask me about it !!. or Read 'The Forgotten Fleet.
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October 21st 1966. ABERFAN, Wales, How can anyone around at the time forget this absolute major tragedy. It pales with most stories about unnecessary loss of innocent lives.
Practically a whole generation of children and teachers were were suffocated by a descending Slag Heap caused by heavy rain, which covered the mining village. Please read this heart rending story.

Google. The Aberfan Disaster


On the 21 October 1966, 144 people, 116 of them children, were killed when a tip of coal waste slid onto the village of Aberfan in South Wales.
These pages were initially set up as part of a project to catalogue and conserve an archive of material relating to the disaster held at Merthyr Tydfil and Dowlais libraries. Their objective is to act as a starting place for those interested in finding out about the disaster. They provide an overview of the circumstances surrounding the disaster and, more importantly, a guide and link to the more detailed sources of information available elsewhere.
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On the health front, My own personal problems concerning my cerebral irregularities are no worse and contained. I have now only twenty five more days to wait before my consultation with professor Heard the Neurologist.
The Sydney Daily Telegraph  today failed in their history column, by only mentioning the above Oz segment.

Remember, we must learn which matters may be breached occasionally at our convenience and which ones may never be if we are to live pleasantly with our fellow man.
Have a wonderful weekend . Vest Daily Gaggle.





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Sunday, 17 October 2010

Oh You've GOT To Be Kidding Me: Four Ecuadorian Miners Trapped Underground

Well they say it happens in threes,.After the O'Higgin-Land disaster with 33 miners rescued, we now have another four Miners trapped on the same Continent, Of course those who know everything will dream up the theory that the forthcoming rescue bid will be a piece of piss compared to the last exercise albeit the differing geographical site. No doubt the know how from recent experience can be put to the task for the rescue of these under privileged and under rewarded blokes, working in poor conditions to feather the nests of the Fat Cats. Let us wish them a safe return to their families.
However, you can be sure it will not be long before the next disaster, So don't put the rescue gear in the back of the shed yet.

This just in: Four miners are trapped 500 feet down a collapsed mine  in Portovelo, in Ecuador's southwest coastal province of El Oro. The miners are believed to be alive because they were located in an area far enough away from the collapse, though rescuers have been unable to contact them.These poor guys are never gonna get the same enthusiasm as Chile, but hopefully,

Latest News.

The Four Trapped Ecuadorian Miners Are Dead


Posted: 21 Oct 2010 07:03 AM PDT

No happy ending for the four Ecuadorian miners who were trapped 500 feet below ground in a gold and copper mine, near the town of Portovelo near the border of Peru, just two days after the 33...so sad.

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Waiting in Limbo.

This is all due to the present problem I am having, although I am not in extreme pain, the occasional sharpness of the short stabbing pains are more than a nuisance, my right temple as I write throbs intermittently. Although there seems to be no change from yesterday's symptoms, I slept well without waking last night without any help from pills and avoiding sleep during the day and retiring around 1230 am after falling asleep in front of the telly.
 I have eaten a healthy breakfast and have walked around the garden, the wind chill factor is fairly severe to us bona fides ( Temp 15 deg) at 1030 am, courtesy of a 50 knot southerly from Antarctica, two days ago the Midday temp was 32 deg.
Before overheating the phone for hours on Thursday, searching for a Neurologist who wasn't too busy, beloved and I attended the funeral of a close friend, I then had a sneak preview of an adjacent plot (Paid up by yours truly) looking down where I stood I said, "See you later".
Although I am in no hurry to retire to my final abode, this strange phenomena emanating from my bonce is not giving rise to any thoughts of immortality, With thirty two days to go before my consultation with the  Neurologist, it seems daunting, prompting the necessity to cast aside fear and sharpen my sword to fight off the grim reaper.
There is little I can do in order to jump the queue, paying the normal non govt assisted fees does not give me a HEAD start.  Maybe the Packer boy and his cronies with mile deep wallets would command quicker attention.
Searching on the net I discovered there were more than double the number of  head  Docs in 'Joe bonkers banana land', AKA , Queensland; although the population is significantly smaller, It could be the sunshine or the booze they drink, generally they  do talk slowly  I am told by my shrink, who suggests it is because not having much to talk about and stretching the conversation beyond "yes' and "no.". Our two grandchildren in Queensland take note.
No doubt there will be my detractors who will show lack of  concern and quote - my demise would freshen the air and provide more breeding space for large horny Catholic and Muslim families and one less person to rile the gun loving people of our planet and not forgetting the opportunity for a recently discovered relative to cross me off the building block of her family tree  she has traced back to Moshe the great of biblical fame.
Ah well, enough of self pity, There will be those I will agree with who will, quote "You deserve all you get".
My reply is, "you true believers are more likely not to get what you expect". Actually it was not long back when I received a message from 'After Life Communications Founder' Mike.The 'Lower deck lawyer' that (IT) was full to capacity with only non air conditioned basement accommodation available. I reckon staying in limbo  and having fun  terrifying  your progeny with  your midnight apparition is the best option or possibly one could go for the Lazarus deal with cryogenics.
I now ask myself, " why should I be despondent on a beautiful day like  to day, every one else  is happy and the sun is now shining. It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult. So when you get to the end of your tether tie a Knot and hang on.

Returning later. Vest Daily Gaggle.

Monday, 11 October 2010

Saturday, October 9, 2010 Dont cuss VEST, he BRITISH.

Saturday, October 9, 2010Dont cuss VEST, he BRITISH

Race row: Aussie cops joke about Indian’s electrocution

MEA Summons Oz Envoy To Protest Bias Against Indians

TIMES NEWS NETWORK By Jimmy.D G special report from Delhi

New Delhi: After a New Zealand TV anchor rattled Indians earlier this week, the attention is now back to Australia. A day after the Australian media reported that two policemen in Victoria exchanged emails that were racially offensive to Indians, the foreign office issued yet another strongly worded protest.

Australian high commissioner Peter Varghese was called in to the MEA on Saturday and a demarche issued to him. MEA spokesperson Vishnu Prakash said, “It was conveyed to him that such an entrenched bias among sections of law enforcers towards the Indian community is a matter of serious concern. Such behaviour had no place in any society.”

He added, “It was hoped that the Australian authorities would take necessary measures to address concerns regarding the safety of people of Indian origin.”

Varghese himself said he was disgusted by the reports. “It was contrary to the principles of respect and tolerance, which underpinned Australian society,” Varghese said.

The commissioner of police, Victoria, Simon Overland, was reported as saying that the two individuals had resigned and that strong disciplinary action would be taken against them. Overland said, “The Victoria police are incredibly disappointed with the actions of these two individuals, following all the positive work being undertaken with the Indian community.’’

The emails, reported in an Australian newspaper, shows video footage of a man being killed after touching overhead wires while standing on top of a crowded train in India. According to the media report, one of the alleged comments added to the email was: “This might be a way to fix the Indian student problem.’’

Over the past year, Indian students have been the target of a number of attacks in Australia, particularly Victoria. Some of them were believed to be racially motivated. However, this had a disastrous effect on Australia's education industry.

Friday, 8 October 2010

Seems those short cut Indians do have a sense of humour.

Posted by Jimmy. Our D G correspondent in Delhi

1) BREAKING NEWS: Suresh Kamadi just tried to hang himself in the CWG stadium. But the ceiling collapsed



2) The truth behind bulk sms banning is to stop kalmadi jokes and not Ayodhya



3) Look at the brighter side; the more countries pull out, the higher India is ranked in the final medal's tally.



4) Terrorists set to skip CWG 2010 citing unlivable conditions and fear for their safety.



5) Q: How many contractors are required to change a light bulb in Delhi CWG stadium? A: 1 Million. (1 to change bulb and rest 999,999 to hold the ceiling)



6) Whats common between CWG committee and students??? Ans: both start their preparations at the 11th hour.....



7) Prince Charles is actively convincing the Queen to visit dengue hit Delhi , this may be his last chance to become the king!



8) Thanks to Guernsey and Jersey for threatening to pull out of games! We now know these countries existed!



9) Ek waqt aisa aayega, kalmadi bhi sharmayega



10) A collapse a day keeps the athletes away



11) Ba ba Kalmadi, have you any shame. No sir, No sir, we are having a Common Loot Game. Crores for my partner, crores for the dame, crores for me too, for spoiling India 's name!



12) AMAZING BUT TRUE: If you re-arrange the letters "Sir U made lakhs" you get "SURESH KALMADI



13) Next edition of CWG will be called KWG, Kalmadi Wealth Games



14) Paying homage to the latest blockbuster "Munni badnaam hui" from "Dabangg",



15) "Sheila Dixit to Kalmadi: Delhi badnaam hui darling tere liye!". "Sadkein bhi jam hui, CWG tere liye".



16) "Suresh Kalmadi must be the first choice if ISRO goes for trial and error experiments for manned space mission,"



17) Muslim bodies have agreed to an out of court settlement and allowed the construction of the Ram temple provided its supervised by Suresh Kalmad

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Reducing my time allowance for blogging.

Great weather today, woke up to overnight rain and the midday temp peaked at 27 in the shade but blistering in the direct sunlight,. The grass is green  and the garden thriving. Happy birthday to Gr/daughter beautiful Jacinta.
Sitting here on my backside has to cease  for a while, or at least more walking and other exercise will be taken up and a healthy eating programme is on the cards, less priority will be given to posting.
Our eldest son Chris is now back from hospital, info for those who were informed., but it seems how hard we try, the bloody hospitals seem to be drawing us like a magnet and I am sick to the teeth of miscellaneous check ups, today I had a brain Scan (again) Yes I do have one it seems so no caustic remarks please. the problem relates to the accident of Feb 8, 2008, Read archives post 2-12-08. I am not too happy with the strange throbbing sensation adjacent to the injury scars. the result if any will be known when I collect the result for my local dithering G P whom no doubt I'll ignore for a second opinion,; if I am able to find time before my next encounter with the waterworks Quack on Friday.
I will have time to reply to or check emails, and send the occasional letter to friends and relatives, but at this moment  I am busy-busy. Back soon ?   Vest.
Remember. The future depends on what we do in the present.

Thursday, 30 September 2010

Hang them High and Lower Costs

    So many businesses going off shore, people complaining about job losses, the catalyst being the result of high wages and high demand for items the hoipoloi cannot afford, theft and drugs meaning  higher insurance premiums more coppers on the beat, and to clean up the mess and hide the problem by incarcerating our crims we need prison officers and blood sucking lawyers to add to the general cost of living, there are other factors which unnecessarily jack up our outgoings but those mentioned can serve the purpose for the moment and here is one job export which would clean up the place.and send a few ambulance chasers broke unless they moved off shore to chase the lower paid jobs, (in this case defence lawyers in Singapore and Malaysia with sod all hope of winning drug related cases
My suggestion is that, the Australian Govt reach a bipartisan agreement with the Singaporean Or Malaysian Govt or both and have all drug related offences from Australia proven in Australian lower courts transferred to those in Singapore or Malaysia, who still abide by inherited British and Australian laws in most situations.
The Singapore & Malaysian justice system would be much cheaper overall, taking in consideration their lower wage structure, speedier sentencing and lower cost of fewer detainees, their draconian laws allowing maximum penalties to be approved meaning the absence  of the Lazarus thingy, no second chances.
People arriving in Australia who are apprehended carrying miscellaneous drugs of varying amounts usually cop a seven year sentence, which usually terminates earlier than the prescribed sentence, These people only get caught occasionaly, meaning the other profitable occasions created misery for drug users and the general public and a rise in the cost of living created usually by theft.
The main problem passing any legislation to bring this idea to fruition is the baulking influence of the main users, our peers, Politicians, lawyers and big business icons and  the Crooks that keep them in power.

If you are a druggy, watch out or one day you may have a dangling good weekend.
And for all you nice people and young lovers have an enjoyable weekend.

Vest Daily Gaggle.com  -  Post no 705.

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

DEROGATORY DOCS GIVE FACEBOOK A DOSE OF DODGY DETAILS. Plus a firm grip and some sadness.

The NSW Australia Medical board has cautioned  doctors for making flippant and derogatory comments on
various social networking sites.
Doctors have been disclosing sensitive medical information and even ridiculing their patients on Face book. One doctor who came to the notice of the Medical Board has been warned that, taking the mickey out of patients and discussing their details is not secure and can cause serious consequences for the perpetrators
The usual rules about confidentiality apply. After a disgruntled patient read nasty comments made by one doctor on Face book the board issued a general warning. 'Watch it doc'.

.....Having a firm grip on living.
It is often seen as a sign of confidence but a firm handshake may also mean you will have a long life, although that is where it stops unless some eccleslastical dispensation has given you your ticket to harp land.
Men and women with a strong grip tend to outlive those whose handshakes brush not crush.
It is a fact that, the meek and weak hardly get a peek and it is the strong who will inhabit the earth.

.....In the name of the father. and freedom of choice.
Some people say an Atheist is a person without religion; but the dictionary defines an atheist who denies the existence of a God.
Nevertheless,religion too is a form of atheism. It indoctrinates people into replacing the supreme intelligence that is beyond our comprehension with a paradoxical humanised version - a male with human emotions, a sort of Big Daddy with an astronomical ego that requires followers from all branches of the faith industry to continually pray,praise and grovel before him, begging for protection and favours that usually fall on deaf ears.
At the same time, this big daddy god, if he exists must need some time to him self;  like sleep, when your wishes are ignored or deliberately turns his prayer cell-mobile phone off or when an impossible prayer is sent to him to deal with.
At the same time, this same God - Big daddy bloke is regarded as so fragile that man is expected to defend and protect him by slaughtering anyone who shows even lighthearted disrespect towards him, his saints , prophets or disciples.
Was there ever a time when religion brought peace, tolerance and goodwill into our world?

......Brief sad life.
For some stories, words are simply insufficient. The tragic death of baby Lucy schollbach, orphaned one week ago when her adoring parents were killed in a horrific car accident, is beyond description, her passing a few days after was a moment of utter sadness. For little ones like Lucy, even the most flint hearted non - believer must be wishing that there is an afterlife.
 Eventually at the end of my time, my lot  will be a Christian Burial to appease the family. a sort of each-way bet I suppose. However, I am not yet ready to go, Back soon. Vest DailyGaggle.com

Monday, 27 September 2010

The Wedding Washup,.... No. Truth Spared.

It took 27 hours from here and back again,, stayed overnight at our son David and his partner Mandys residence and enjoyed a superb breakfast.
The remainder of our time included nine hours socialising Wedding - Church - Reception.
Driving took up 4.5 hours approx. Two hour breakfast. One hour chatting an old friend the Grandfather of the bride.
The rest of the was spent either sleeping or on the toilet.
Trying to explain the complex issue of who was related to who would not be less complicated than a centrally isolated Tasmanian rural community register.
Inside of the chuch,. In front of me from left to right, stood Tony my 2nd eldest son father of the bride, then Gegory the husband of Tonys 2nd wife Suzanne. Suzanne the mother of the bride was stood next to Tonys third wife Rebecca. the senior matron of honour was Kylie, who is Tony's eldest daughter from his first marriage with Karen. Kylie's partner is paul (in lower case) the father of three of her four children.
Would you like me to continue? It can become quite complicated by reaching the bottom line.
Like most weddings and family reunions lots of  dunny stirring under the  psuedo smiles, however all went well on the surface, no punchups or difficult scenes.
I am not sure who footed the bill for 125 guests at $150.. bucks a head at the Sebal in Windsor NSW,  possibly Tony the father of the bride. myself being the father of five sons I made certain it was not my priviledge.
It is a lovely spring day 23deg, spent most of morning in scungy gear pottering in garden away from the complicities of life, and now it is lunchtime and time to leave, maybe photo's soon.

May the forthcoming week bring you much joy and happiness.  Vest. dailygaggle.com

Sunday, 26 September 2010

SHERIFF JOE IS AT IT AGAIN!

You all remember Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona , who painted the jail cells pink and made the inmates wear pink prison garb. Well.........

Oh, there's MUCH more to know about Sheriff Joe!

Maricopa County was spending approx. $18 million dollars a year on stray animals, like cats and dogs. Sheriff Joe offered to take the department over, and the County Supervisors said okay.

The animal shelters are now all staffed and operated by prisoners. They feed and care for the strays. Every animal in his care is taken out and walked twice daily. He now has prisoners who are experts in animal nutrition and behavior. They give great classes for anyone who'd like to adopt an animal. He has literally taken stray dog s off the street, given them to the care of prisoners, and had them place in dog shows.

The best part? His budget for the entire department is now under $3 million. Teresa and I adopted a Weimaraner from a Maricopa County shelter two years ago. He was neutered and current on all shots, in great health, and even had a microchip inserted the day we got him. Cost us $78.

The prisoners get the benefit of about $0.28 an hour for working, but most would work for free, just to be out of their cells for the day. Most of his budget is for utilities, building maintenance, etc. He pays the prisoners out of the fees collected for adopted animals.

I have long wondered when the rest of the country would take a look at the way he runs the jail system and copy some of his ideas. He has a huge farm, donated to the county years ago, where inmates can work, and they grow most of their own fresh vegetables and food, doing all the work and harvesting by hand.

He has a pretty good sized hog farm, which provides meat and fertilizer. It fertilizes the Christmas tree nursery, where prisoners work, and you can buy a living Christmas tree for $6 - $8 for the holidays and plant it later. We have six trees in our yard from the prison.

Yup, he was re-elected last year with 83% of the vote.

Now he's in trouble with the ACLU again. He painted all his buses and vehicles with a mural that has a special hotline phone number painted on it, where you can call and report suspected illegal aliens. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement wasn't doing enough in his eyes, so he had 40 deputies trained specifically for enforcing immigration laws, started up his hotline, and bought 4 new buses just for hauling folks back to the border. He's kind of a 'Git-R Dun' kind of Sheriff.

TO THOSE OF YOU NOT FAMILIAR WITH JOE ARPAIO..
HE IS THE MARICOPA ARIZONA COUNTY SHERIFF.

AND HE KEEPS GETTING ELECTED OVER AND OVER.

THIS IS ONE OF THE REASONS WHY:
Sheriff Joe Arpaio (in Arizona ) who created the 'Tent City Jail':

**He has jail meals down to 40 cents a serving and charges the inmates for them.

**He stopped smoking and porno magazines in the jails. **Took away their weights.

**Cut off all but 'G' movies.

**He started chain gangs so the inmates could do free work on county and city projects.

**Then he started chain gangs for women so he wouldn't get sued for discrimination.

**He took away cable TV until he found out there was a federal court order that required cable TV for jails, so he hooked up the cable TV again.....BUT only let in the Disney channel and the Weather channel..

**When asked why the weather channel, he replied, "So they will know how hot it's gonna be while they are working on my chain gangs."
**He cut off coffee since it has zero nutritional value.

**When the inmates complained, he told them, "This isn't The Ritz/Carlton...... If you don't like it, don't come back."

More On The Arizona Sheriff:
With temperatures being even hotter than usual in Phoenix (116 degrees just set a new record), the Associated Press reports:

About 2,000 inmates living in a barbed-wire-surrounded tent encampment at the Maricopa County jail have been given permission to strip down to their government-issued pink boxer shorts.

On Wednesday, hundreds of men wearing boxers were either curled up on their bunk beds or chatted in the tents, which reached 138 degrees inside the week before.
Many were also swathed in wet, pink towels as sweat collected on their chests and dripped down to their PINK SOCKS.

"It feels like we are in a furnace," said James Zanzot, an inmate who has lived in the TENTS for 1 year. "It's inhumane."

Joe Arpaio, the tough-guy sheriff who created the tent city and long ago started making his prisoners wear pink and eat bologna sandwiches, is not one bit sympathetic... He said Wednesday that he told all of the inmates, "It's 120 degrees in Iraq and our soldiers are living in tents too, and they have to wear full battle gear, but they didn't commit any crimes, so shut your mouths!"

Way to go, Sheriff!
Maybe if all prisons were like this one there would be a lot less crime and/or repeat offenders. Criminals should be punished for their crimes - not live in luxury until it's time for their parole, only to go out and commit another crime so they can get back in to live on taxpayers' money and enjoy things taxpayers can't afford to have for themselves.

All of his methods are endorsed by Vest of the DAILY GAGGLE ....vest@dailygaggle.com.

Friday, 24 September 2010

Another good man bites the dust..... Wedding speeches can be fatal..

After a few days of popping in and out of hospital clashes with the medical profession plus my eldest sons medical dilemma's, waiting long hours at hospitals plus sleep deprivation and to join the confusion RTA (MOT) tests plus rego & insurance on two family cars and renewing banking arrangements , today saw myself yawning and with bleary eyes getting things ready for the trip 180klms down the coast for our number two granddaughters wedding, Nicole Suzanne Coral Pamela Rosemary 24 will marry her long known friend, Mitchel Lalor.. Fortunately I do not have to make a speech and alienate people in doing so, in the past my wedding speeches have failed to impress, particularly the Knowitalls who rarely make it beyond the seven year itch or earlier. Unfortunately my eldest son is too ill to attend this very lavish do, he will be holding the fort here with the help of  other friendly .locals. Rosemary will be taking pics of the wedding etc . Sorry But I am finding it hard to keep my eyes from closing, I really must get some sleep, a good nine hours.
Hope to be back on line Monday.
Vest,. Daily gaggle.com  Post No,701. Have a wonderful weekend.

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

VERY IMPORTANT FOR DIABETICS PATIENTS and others using Sweeteners.

SWEET POISON! A MUST READ!

ANON Writes. In October 2001 my sister started getting very sick. She had stomach spasms and she was having a hard time getting around.. Walking was a major chore...It took everything she had just to get out of bed; she was in so much pain.
By March 2002, she had undergone several tissue and muscle biopsies and was on 24 various prescription medications. The doctors could not determine what was wrong with her. She was in so much pain, and so sick she just knew she was dying.
She put her house, bank accounts, life insurance, etc...in her oldest daughter's name, and made sure that her younger children were to be taken care of.
She also wanted her last hooray, so she planned a trip to Florida (basically in a wheelchair) for March 22nd.
On March 19 I called her to ask how her most recent tests went, and she said they didn't find anything on the test, but they believe she had MS.
I recalled an article a friend of mine e-mailed to me and I asked my sister if she drank diet soda? She told me that she did. As a matter of fact, she was getting ready to crack one open that moment.
I told her not to open it, and to stop drinking the diet soda! I e-mailed her article my friend, a lawyer, had sent. My sister called me within 32 hours after our phone conversation and told me she had stopped drinking the diet soda AND she could walk!
The muscle spasms went away. She said she didn't feel 100% but, she sure felt a lot better.She told me she was going to her doctor with this article and would call me when she got home.
Well, she called me, and said her doctor was amazed! He is going to call all of his MS patients to find out if they consumed artificial sweeteners of any kind. In a nutshell, she was being poisoned by t he Aspartame in the diet soda...and literally dying a slow and miserable death.
When she got to Florida March 22, all she had to take was one pill, and that was a pill for the Aspartame poisoning! She is well on her way to a complete recovery. And she is walking! No wheelchair!
This article saved her life. If it says 'SUGAR FREE' on the label; DO NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT IT! I have spent several days lecturing at the WORLD ENVIRONMENTAL CONFERENCE on 'ASPARTAME,' marketed as 'Nutra Sweet,' 'Equal,' and 'Spoonful.'
In the keynote address by the EPA, it was announced that in the United States , in 2001, there was an epidemic of multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus. It was difficult to determine exactly what toxin was causing this to be rampant.
I stood up and said that I was there to lecture on exactly that subject. I will explain why Aspartame is so dangerous:
When the temperature of this sweetener exceeds 86 degrees F, the wood alcohol in ASPARTAME converts to formaldehyde and then to formic acid, which in turn causes metabolic acidosis... Formic acid is the poison found in the sting of fire ants. The methanol toxicity mimics, among other conditions, multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus.
Many people were being diagnosed in error. Although multiple sclerosis is not a death sentence, Methanol toxicity is!
Systemic lupus has become almost as rampant as multiple sclerosis, especially with Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi drinkers.
The victim usually does not know that the Aspartame is the culprit. He or she continues its use; irritating the lupus to such a degree that it may become a life-threatening condition. We have seen patients with systemic lupus become asymptotic, once taken off diet sodas.
In cases of those diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, most of the symptoms disappear. We've seen many cases where vision loss returned and hearing loss improved markedly.
This also applies to cases of tinnitus and fibromyalgia.
During a lecture, I said, 'If you are using ASPARTAME (Nutra Sweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc.) and you suffer from fibromyalgia symptoms, spasms, shooting pains, numbness in your legs, Cramps, Vertigo, Dizziness, Headaches, Tinnitis, Joint pain, Unexplainable depression, anxiety attacks, slurred speech, blurred vision, or memory loss you probably have ASPARTAME poisoning!'
People were jumping up during the lecture saying, 'I have some of these symptoms..
Is it reversible?' Yes! Yes! Yes! STOP drinking diet sodas and be alert for Aspartame on food labels!
Many products are fortified with it! This is a serious problem. Dr. Espart (one of my speakers) remarked that so many people seem to be symptomatic for MS and during his recent visit to a hospice; a nurse stated that six of her friends, who were heavy Diet Coke addicts, had all been diagnosed with MS. This is beyond coincidence!
Diet soda is NOT a diet product! It is a chemically altered, multiple SODIUM (salt) and ASPARTAME containing product that actually makes you crave carbohydrates.
It is far more likely to make you GAIN weight!
These products also contain formaldehyde, which stores in the fat cells, particularly in the hips and thighs.
Formaldehyde is an absolute toxin and is used primarily to preserve 'tissue specimens.'
Many products we use every day contain this chemical but we SHOULD NOT store it IN our body!
Dr. H. J. Roberts stated in his lectures that once free of the 'diet products' and with no significant increase in exercise; his patients lost an average of 19 pounds over a trial period.
Aspartame is especially dangerous for diabetics.
We found that some physicians, who believed that they had a patient with retinopathy, in fact, had symptoms caused by Aspartame. The Aspartame drives the blood sugar out of control.
Thus diabetics may suffer acute memory loss due to the fact that aspartic acid and phenylalanine are NEUROTOXIC when taken without the other amino acids necessary for a good balance.
Treating diabetes is all about BALANCE.
Especially with diabetics, the Aspartame passes the blood/brain barrier and it then deteriorates the neurons of the brain; causing various levels of brain damage, Seizures, Depression, Manic depression, Panic attacks, Uncontrollable anger and rage.
Consumption of Aspartame causes these same symptoms in non-diabetics as well. Documentation and observation also reveal that thousands of children diagnosed with ADD and ADHD have had complete turnarounds in their behavior when these chemicals have been removed from their diet.
So called 'behavior modification prescription drugs' (Ritalin and others) are no longer needed.
Truth be told, they were never NEEDED in the first place!
Most of these children were being 'poisoned' on a daily basis with the very foods that were 'better for them than sugar.'
It is also suspected that the Aspartame in thousands of pallets of diet Coke and diet Pepsi consumed by men and women fighting in the Gulf War, may be partially to blame for the well known Gulf War Syndrome.
Dr. Roberts warns that it can cause birth defects, i.e., mental retardation, if taken at the time of conception and during early pregnancy.
Children are especially at risk for neurological disorders and should NEVER be given artificial sweeteners.
There are many different case histories to relate of children suffering grand mal seizures and other neurological disturbances talking about a plague of neurological diseases directly caused by the use of this deadly poison.'

Herein lies the problem:

There were Congressional Hearings when Aspartame was included in 100 different products and strong objection was made concerning its use. Since this initial hearing, there have been two subsequent hearings, and still nothing has been done. The drug and chemical lobbies have very deep pockets.

Sadly, MONSANTO'S patent on Aspartame has EXPIRED! There are now over 5,000 products on the market that contain this deadly chemical and there will be thousands more introduced..
Everybody wants a 'piece of the Aspartame pie.'
I assure you that MONSANTO, the creator of Aspartame, knows how deadly it is.
And isn't it ironic that MONSANTO funds, among others, the American Diabetes Association, the American Dietetic Association and the Conference of the American College of Physicians?

This has been recently exposed in the New York Times. These [organizations] cannot criticize any additives or convey their link to MONSANTO because they take money from the food industry and are required to endorse their products.

Senator Howard Metzenbaum wrote and presented a bill that would require label warnings on products containing Aspartame, especially regarding pregnant women, children and infants.
The bill would also institute independent studies on the known dangers and the problems existing in the general population regarding seizures, changes in brain chemistry, neurological changes and behavioral symptoms.

The bill was killed.
It is known that the powerful drug and chemical lobbies are responsible for this, letting loose the hounds of disease and death on an unsuspecting and uninformed public. Well, you're informed now!

YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO KNOW!

Please print this out and/or e-mail To your family And friends.

They too have a right to know!

Monday, 20 September 2010

Is Your Doctor Keeping Up With Current Research - or an out of touch Quack?

Is Your Doctor Keeping Up With Current Research?

Is Your Doctor Up-to-Date?

Many doctors are unaware of the massive amount of recent research that is far beyond anything taught in medical training. The care you receive from your doctor is at least 40 years behind what is being learned in thousands of scientific laboratories around the world.
When you come face to face with your doctor in the examining room, you should keep in mind that he or she may be behind the times. There are many important facts based on up-to-date information you should consider Some patients appear to have great difficulty getting over common viral infections, or they have repeated viral infections. The common explanation is that their immunity is low, and if a vaccine is available, they should have regular vaccinations.

While it is true that many people, especially the elderly and those with chronic diseases, have poor immune function, one of the hidden causes is an undiagnosed, underlying bacterial, parasitic, or fungal infection, these are mystery diseases that baffle your doctor."
 Calcium Is a Double-Edged Sword.
Too little or too much calcium in the body is bad. As we begin to age, our cells begin to lose some of their ability to control the amount of calcium in our cells and this can disrupt a number of important cell processes. Excess cellular calcium has been associated with many diseases including cancer, strokes, heart disease, and diabetes.
Osteoporosis is not caused by calcium deficiency. Instead, it is caused by a vitamin D-3 deficiency in developed countries. This info has recently caught on due to the diminishing access to the common calcium tablet in our local pharmacies.
Now regarding the capabilities of your local Physician. have you studied your local GP lately does he dither over certain health issues,or are you uncertain his prognosis is correct due to your ongoing problem being unresolved. well the obvious answer to a layman like myself is, he is simply the old Dog incapable of learning new tricks, dogmatic yes, and his set in stone remedies of yesteryear needing updating either by his re education or his replacement.
Recently I have been given information in good faith by two relatives whom I would trust implicatively. One week ago the the male relative and his mother attended the local GP's Surgery(Rooms) the male relative complaining of a debilitating problem causing a great deal of pain and suffering. note. the male person had attended the same GP's  surgery for over ten years but not too frequently, the local patient turnover being  fairly large, but what happened next was a shocker . Apparently the Doctor gave the male patient the impression he did not know him and without consulting his records told him I have no records of you(Which was untrue) the male patient replied you must have I have been coming here for over ten years, whereupon the Doctor chucked a wobbly waving his arms and face distorted shouting "I have no  records of you".
Both patient and mother left quickly without more ado and consulted Another doctor 15 klms distant, who wanted to know about his previous doctor. Having explained the fracas recently occurring. the Doc replied, Oh he is a great physician, but more than likely he will forget the incident if you return to him tomorrow although the attending Doc had not seen him recently when asked.
The male patient received the usual Antibiotic cure-all remedy to hurry  the process which only served to exacerbate his dilemma. The male patient is now stable and has been under scrutiny at the local hospital for the past five days.
More later. ....Have a healthy day,  Vest Daily Gaggle.

Thank you Jane, Debbie, and  Christine for the 'Get Well' wishes for your cousin.

Friday, 17 September 2010

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The No. 1 Question Your Doctor Should Always Ask You .

 The No. 1 Question Your Doctor Should Always Ask You . . .
"How Much Water Do You Drink on a Daily Basis?"
And Why Your Answer Could Mean the Difference Between a Lifetime of Optimal Health — or Chronic Disease.
Think about it do you really need some quack or medico to stretch the point you are not drinking enough water? of course most of you don't, however you are not doing your self any favours  by ignoring the fact that your future health is factored in by the amount of water you drink daily.
During the past fifteen years my average intake of  inexpensive clean filtered-boiled and refrigerated tap water being around two litres or  over three pints per day, thus counteracting the social sludge I slurp into my body from the stuff I enjoy, such as tea sugar dairy products Johnny Walker C/Cola and a rare coffee. also muck that hangs around In my system from a heap of other miscellaneous additives found in the crap we  call food.
Can you imagine a back yard swimming pool 30x15x5ft equalling nearly 64,000 litre's.  If you drank two litres of it each day it would take you seventy five years to empty it and start drinking one third of your neighbours pool by the the time you received your birthday wishes from the Queen when finally hitting a ton.
Although feeling weary occasionally but mentally fit and still able to enjoy life and reflect back on the extra good times you enjoyed in your twilight years.
Your life extends beyond the norm and are still getting around courtesy of your zimmer frame or motorised cart. You visit the last resting places of friends and rello's long forgotten who played with you in the school play ground. Those not incinerated and buried in their local cemetery's are difficult to .locate due to the weathering of their markers over the years but your acute brain still functioning well is able to locate the remains of your old pals who drank and smoked their way into oblivion a quarter of a century back before you reached the end of your shagging days.
Monitoring the habits of people I have known for time immemorial one person in particular and a person I have known since I was about seventeen on my first R N Ship and four years my senior was not of great stature but well adjusted polite knowledgeable and non smoking and an abstenee from the daily eighth of a pint of neat rum, which I and others considered was the catalyst for dumbing down the lesser mortals  on RN Ships during my time in particular, the person in question is still around and now approaching eighty -eight years of age, is fit as a fiddle communicates with me regularly and continues each year to turn up for the long ANZAC day march in Sydney, drinks lots of water doesn't drink or smoke and drives still, I expect he will be around much longer than I shall ever be, then again one cannot discount the prospects of a cock up when crossing the road or bitten by a snake behind the back shed while moving a flower pot, also the other great Aussie terminators the red back om the dunny seat and worst of all a funnel web spider in your budgie smugglers, However if you have stuck to the rules and led a healthy life your strong constitution  could be your saviour when seeking antidotal treatment.
A case in point was made clear today by a close associate who is an avid coffee drinker -smoker and also one who leads a sedentary life and rarely if ever drinks water or eats fruit and is lacking normal exercise, I feel sad for him in his Hospital bed, mind you his predicament was helped on by a prick of a Quack prescribing the wrong treatment, we all hope he is well soon.

Have a great weekend , Give me a call, Vest........Back soon.

Friday, 10 September 2010

The Big Bang. and other News snippets. Plus Old Timers again, and Fidel.

Challenging traditional religious beliefs, the laws of physics were behind the big bang. because there is a law such as gravity, the universe can and will create itself from nothing.
Spontaneous creation is the reason there is something rather than nothing, why the universe exists, why we exist.
It is not necessary to invoke God to light the blue touch paper and set the universe going. This theory opposes Isaac Newtons belief the universe must have been designed by God as it could not have materialised out of chaos.

.............Vitamin pill to stop Alzheimer's the Old timer disease.
A cheap, simple vitamin pill could stop millions  suffering Alzheimer's disease.
The tablet made up of three vit B supplements, cut brain shrinkage linked to memory loss by up to 500 per cent.the vitamin B breaks down homo-cysteine, a body compound linked to memory loss and Alzheimer's.
However my concern is the 'Up to ' figure, anything from next to nothing to rebirth. seems possible.

..............Aussie generosity on top of the world.
Our reputation as kind - hearted Aussies is true, a survey has revealed.
Australia shared first place with New Zealand in a survey ranking 153 nations on their willingness to donate time and money.
China ranked near the bottom, barely higher than last placed Madagascar.
The USA with the bulk of European countries was in the middle.

.............Scale of justice.
The NSW Department of Industry has banned the swallowing and regurgitation of live Goldfish.
   Nobody better tell the department about another widespread practice involving fish.
We have it on good authority that fish are sometimes hauled from the ocean with cruel steel barbs, then brutally executed. Next, the the innocent sea beasts are sliced apart and their flesh cooked in metal pots. The barbarity concludes when the corpse is devoured by hungry humans.
  These fish never come back alive. If the NSW Department of Industry ever hears about it, the prosecutions will go on for ever.

.............Playful Coppers frolic in the Nude.
Sex er sorry Six elite police officers caught in an off duty sex romp on a public road have been disciplined, but it is unclear if they will rejoin their unit.
The six Queensland officers from the Special Emergency Response team were traveling back from a 'Bucks Party' in Brisbane in Sept last year about 4.15 am when five of them were seen running  naked around their police minibus.
A police statement said the six coppers had received internal sanctions and had four days to appeal.
I am uncertain what  an internal sanction is. Could it be an  agreed penetration whilst frolicking in the bollocky.

.............Here in Cuba with Fidel.
 Like me he has recently celebrated his 4th twenty first Birthday.
Cool article at( Guanabee.com: guanabee.com/2010/09/fidel-castro-atlantic-interview/)
 Have a wonderful weekend. Back soon.      .vest@dailyggaggle.com

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Hidden Dementia. Stop its advance, choice of mental activity? plenty of them.

Communicating regularly with a partner a friend or relative in an active manner  such as playing board games requiring the thought processes  such as Draughts (checkers) Chess, UNO, Scrabble and crosswords are but a few of the activities available for persons old and young with time on their hands, even reading the news papers help you stay on track with what is really or supposedly happening around you and the rest of the world.
Older people have their memories and love to converse with the younger set, some of it may be a trifle muddled then again what historical events aren't a a bit askew. History unfolds the main mistakes made by our forbears and that considered taboo in this mod world, although our politicians worldwide continue to  make the same mistakes of the past.
It is pitiful to see elderly persons staring out in space while sitting in the old rocking chair or the like, unable to recognize the beautiful flowers in the garden which they planted a couple of years back. Most cases like this could have been so different if earlier they had chosen the options to stimulate their brain cells by becoming  more active and useful in their surroundings earlier in their lives.
In our  own personal lives my 76 year and betrothed  57 years and I;  having recently celebrated my Fourth 21st birthday, share all the chores of the household. Every thing except fixing difficult computer problems, that is left to our eldest son Chris (Mr clever dick)Although most of the gardening is my world in which  a bountiful supply of flowers and veggies (Thrive) watch out for the advert to appear soon, wouldn't surprise me.
Doing Crossword puzzles and other mentally stimulating pursuits may hide rather than prevent the progress of OLD TIMERS aka  Alzheimer's disease. Evidence suggests that keeping the brain active, by reading, listening to the radio or doing puzzles can delay the onset of dementia.
But the reality could be that, even without symptoms, our brains are suffering progressive damage  behind the scenes, the big problem is when the symptom of old timers do appear the disease  may be further advanced than expected.
Vest Daily Gaggle.   Comment at vest@dailygaggle.com    Post # 695.

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I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you who have contributed with your comments. Ours is the age of substitutes; instead of language, we have jargon; instead of principles, slogans and perversions; and,instead of genuine ideas, Bright ideas. However your input is always welcome, and may I politely ask that you keep the smut to the minimum. Vest.

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Cricket Lovely Cricket. Plus a bit of uncomplimentary Stirring.

Cricket lovely Cricket has nothing to do with the 1950 song created by the West Indies team when they thrashed England for the first time, Remember the last line of the song? "Those two very good friends of mine Ramadin and Valentine.
In Sonny Ramadin and Alf Valentine's days  cricket was the gentleman's game, sadly it has degenerated due to the fast moving society of today and newcomers to the game bending the multitude of rules & and regs for them to suit their nefarious activities.  Dodgy umpiring was the first to go when the ICC decided  neutral umpires would replace the local  umpires. The sub Continent teams,particularly Pakistan were prone to skulduggery, Example being Javed Miandad only getting out LBW twice In Ten years play within Pakistan but twenty fold elsewhere. Mind you the Australians without the present day technology got away with scores of dodgy Lillee & and Thompson to Marsh caught behinds,  helped by as suggested by English players patriotic Aussie Umpiring.  Cheating if possible is rife among cricketers those who deny it are those who probably engage in it. The most recent  turbulence on the cricket dodgy dealing  scene stood out like a sore thumb on film,and eventually caught  three Pakistani players red handed.  Although the first ODI is scheduled to start at midnight OZ time it is a doubtful starter due the to the previous furore.
However I'll liven up my post with a little bit of jollity.

The list of excuses for losing the game goes on and on. The whingeing and whining, piss taking, uncomplimentary remarks and pseudo friendliness plus all the hate, racial taunts and unequal conditions; especially for the losers all add up to a quagmire of confusion.

Soon to follow, a list of unsavoury remarks, can stirring and general complaints. I have received.
However, I shall liven up the proceedings with a little tale about Billy.

Billy was at school this morning and the teacher asked all of the children what there father did for a living. All the typical answers came out, Such as firemen, policemen, Salesman and carpenter etc, but Billy was being uncharacteristically quiet and so the teacher asked him about his father.
Billy stated that his father was an exotic dancer in a gay club and takes off all of his clothes in front of other men. Sometimes if the offer is really good, he’ll go out with a man, rent a cheap hotel room and let them sleep with him. The teacher took Billy aside to ask him if that was really true.
“No” said Billy. ”He plays Cricket for England but I was too embarrassed to say.”

The stirring continues.
Commentators are. psychic: and explain to listeners exactly how a player is thinking and what he is about to do, Then a roar from the crowd as the batsman belts the ball for six and the Comment jocks prediction cock up is lost in the confusion.
Shane the womaniser and former drug cheat was the OZ best bowler, especially when there was a farting great hole in the pitch to toss the ball into..
Shane and Gilly are in love,

Cricket ‘Hero’s, Nah, they aint mate, they don’t put their life on the line, The game is now theatrical, and they are simply well paid icons.
The Oz golliwog, formerly from the UK and the black and white minstrel show, uses his lip salve to polish the shiny side of the ball, if not why does he wear lip cream when the sun aint shining.
Warney’s dress code is frightfully scungy; he rarely looks clean and appears to look like a sack of shite tied around the middle.
Yeah your right, Being a digger I feel ashamed the Aussie test team looked so shabby with their general appearance, unshaven, gum chewing, gob spitting also crutch scratching, nose picking uncontrollable loud mouthing. is why the bastards win so often, they probably wear ribbed rubbers to get more traction in the mud!.
Bing Lee the fast bowling weetbix muncher’s hateful air punching antics, does not set a good example to the younger people in the audience, they will have plenty of time in their lives to become hateful later.
Has anyone seen an Indigenous Australian true blue not in part(Aborigine) Play in a Aussie test team?.
Nah, it’s a white boy’s game played mostly By Micks. There seems to be an abundance of blokes with given names like Paul, Steven, Michael, Gregory, Mark, Kevin, guys with saints names seem to dominate the list, the products from Priv/Catho Schooling and privilege.
Aussie commentators rarely compliment the visiting team, their one eyed chatter regarding decisions by the umpires can be very annoying, taking the piss out of the visitors and referring to it as bad play, while a crappy Oz player is described as having some bad luck.
Billy Bowden  a N Z umpire becomes an honorary Aussie citizen when England plays Australia.
It’s a fact I have been told, that, 75 % of Warne’s wickets. Are nines, tens, and jacks.
Body contact cuddling and kissing on the field of play is rife in Strayer mate, if you are a bum boy its rewarding , seems the more guys you get out the more often you get kissed..
The Daily Telegraph, my favourite news paper, delivered daily to my door is the best source of bigotry when you find the need to dislike the cricketing visitors, Journo’s like Jon Pierik (pronounced Prick) and his colleague Fanny Craddock, These two strayer bludgery galahs are great when it comes to stirring the bilges of the cricket world, the ‘Pom’ word they use in a derogatory manner, is distasteful.. In any case the first geezer J P; seems to have a greasy wop or wog name.
Do you remember Kim Hughes an ex Aussie cricket captain bawling his eyes out when he lost a test match and the then Prime Minister Bob Hawke crying too. Bob then allowed Keppler Wessells a springbok opener to be given instant OZ citizenship to play up and play the game for Ozstrayer.
Ah “Lest We Forget” The nasty episode of Bad loser syndrome which reared its ugly head in Feb 1 1981, Greg Chappell the OZ cricket Capt., was the architect of this dastardly plot aimed at preventing the New Zealand team from having a fair chance of winning the game in question. Greg ordered his sibling Trevor to bowl the last ball under arm, to batsman Brian McKechnie, which resulted in a dodgy win for the ugly Aussies. This created a short break in diplomatic relations between the Prime Ministers Bob Hawke and the Late N Z, Prime Minister Piggy Muldoon.
[Go to Google- type- Underarm cricket ball. View a 23 second video of this shameful episode of Aussie cricket history.
Why do we have to see our short arsed bald bonce wanker of an ex Prime Miniture spouting gushing commentary compliments to the Oz team on the telly. This prick and famous chicken hawk,(Draft Dodger) is paid barrow loads of dosh to run this banana republic.

***Australia’s highest cricket test score against England was what? Yes it was an innings and heap of runs but how many? Google will not provide an answer.

I wonder how many of us Aussies wish to remember the saga of Rodney Hogg and the Pakistanis. This grand display of Aussie sporting behaviour hit a high, when a Pakistani fielder threw down Rodney’s wicket and told the umpire Rodney had not grounded his bat on completion of a run despite being back within the crease but dabbing his bat (gardening) outside of the crease. Rodney looked at the umpire who put his finger up saying “Out” A disgruntled Rodney was heading for the pavilion when Asif Iqbal the Paki Capt say’s “ Return to the crease it was a misunderstanding” A smiling Rodney returns to the crease to be told by the umpire that the Paki captain was not the umpire “You are out “. At that point Rodney’s mouth exploded and he then smashed down the stumps. Did the press give him some stick? A cartoon showing Rodney as a young dishevelled street Cricketer saying, “Stick yer ball I’m taking me bat ome”
And Dennis Lilley was not averse to using his bat as weapon, on the opposing team,
Lilley-Marsh Catches, real dodgy they were.

***Well the answer is, it ain’t as big as the England score against Australia mate, it is something us Aussies or some of us don’t want to remember. Vest remembers this test match as a twelve year old, played August 20-24 in 1938, the scores were.
England, 903 for seven declared. Australia, 201 and 123, English gents (Poms) beat the shit out of the Aussies. (Bludgers) By an innings and 579 runs. This matter is rarely mentioned in Australian cricket history.

The English cricket season lasts for three and a half months; during which it pisses down with rain for a third of the time. In Australia we have a sunny seven month cricket season. The weather conditions for the remainder of the year are far better than the English cricket season.. During the off season in OZ our greedy Oz cricketers trot off to England to play for English teams, thereby robbing English youngsters to play the game, its all money money money. The question arises, do fit English sporty persons want to play cricket when the earner is far greater for playing in the football codes for nine months of the year.

Australia is without doubt the ‘Lucky Country’.
Let us not kid ourselves that Australians are superhuman with a genetic makeup entirely different from other people in our world. The vast majority of us enjoy living conditions that are far and beyond better than most other countries.
We Australians have a head start when it comes to the opportunity to become proficient in outdoor sporting activities, it is without doubt we have the best climatic conditions in the World, although the U S A has a fairly good climate, It also has a huge population to choose their best sports persons from, and will always dominate because of this factor. Cash strapped; so called third world countries unfortunately rarely compete with their maximum talent.
European countries are basically into cold climate activities, such as (Association football or soccer), Rugby league, and Rugby and snow ice and above water sports. The adverse weather conditions are off-putting to prospective sports persons.
Getting out of a warm bed on a freezing cold morning about one third of the year. Treading gingerly across the cold floor even in summer and hoping summer will be on a Friday, Saturday and Sunday instead of the usual Monday or Tuesday does put a damper on out door activities when dressed in restricting volumes of warm clothing , hardly weather for cycling or swimming or even taking the dog for a walk.

Remember the truth is always more important than bending the facts to fit your own personal theory. But it is unfortunate that, not everybody shares that opinion.
vest@dailygaggle.com