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Some Sadness, Joyful Gatherings Sanity Intact.....

....Well it is up to now, it is expected we'll have lunch early, then a nod in the afternoon then visit the club about 6pm for the new year festivities. The past two weeks have been a mixed bag of visits by friends and rellies with more in the offing. the number of greeting cards received has slumped to an all time low; which means fewer to be sent next year, assuming I'm around to send them. Two weeks back, our youngest son 40 had a tiff with his friend 'B' 27 of many years who then . invited a new friend to fill the vacuum . 'B' was woken by the fuzz on the blower, who informed 'B' that his car had been wrapped around a tree and the occupant was in possession of his wallet and I D and had been hospitalized and in intensive care. 'B' had been the registered owner of the late model Commodore; given to him as a present from his mother (A senior head of dept at a NSW Prison) - a few weeks previously. 'B' visited us the following day to i

An insult to Mothers! Or would you prefer to have been born Backwards?

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 bein

It is the Time of the Year to sit back and enjoy what life has to offer.

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

PART Seven (Final) What the faith industry doesn't want you to know.

PART SEVEN "What the faith industry do not want you to know". Continues from part six, Adopting the decrees of the Council of Trent (1545-63), the Church subsequently extended the process of erasure and ordered the preparation of a special list of specific information to be expunged from early Christian writings (Delineation of Roman Catholicism, Rev. Charles Elliott, DD, G. Lane & P. P. Sandford, New York, 1842, p. 89; also, The Vatican Censors, Professor Peter Elmsley, Oxford, p. 327, pub. date n/a). In 1562, the Vatican established a special censoring office called Index Expurgatorius. Its purpose was to prohibit publication of "erroneous passages of the early Church Fathers" that carried statements opposing modern-day doctrine. When Vatican archivists came across "genuine copies of the Fathers, they corrected them according to the Expurgatory Index" (Index Expurgatorius Vaticanus, R. Gibbings, ed., Dublin, 1837; The Literary Policy of the Church of

PART Six What the faith industry doesn't want you to know.

PART SIX. "What the Faith industry doesnt want you to know" PART SIX Cont From Part 5. Thus, the Gospel of Mark in the Sinai Bible carries the "first" story of Jesus Christ in history, one completely different to what is in modern Bibles. It starts with Jesus "at about the age of thirty" (Mark 1:9), and doesn't know of Mary, a virgin birth or mass murders of baby boys by Herod. Words describing Jesus Christ as "the son of God" do not appear in the opening narrative as they do in today's editions (Mark 1:1), and the modern-day family tree tracing a "messianic bloodline" back to King David is non-existent in all ancient Bibles, as are the now-called "messianic prophecies" (51 in total). The Sinai Bible carries a conflicting version of events surrounding the "raising of Lazarus", and reveals an extraordinary omission that later became the central doctrine of the Christian faith: the resurrection appearances of J

BUNGLING AT ITS BEST, By those we Trust.

Flagrant inefficiencies by bungling bureaucracies world wide; those Whom we trust and our very existence is dependant on. In the UK, the Nationwide Building Society, a substantial financial organisation was fined the thick end of £1 million (almost $1.9 million US at today’s rates) for losing a laptop with thousands of customers details on it. Admittedly, it was stolen from an employee’s house, but should he have taken it home? There is no suggestion that the information has been used – in truth, the laptop was probably sold down the local pub for drug money and the recipient would likely not have known what he had. It’s not just the UK though. ING bank in the US recently lost 13,000 social security numbers, whilst Hewlett Packard lost the records of 196,000 current and ex-staff members! The data encryption software that would render any stolen information useless costs very little, but the missing Nationwide laptop didn’t have it and I wonder about the others.

PART Five What the faith industry doesn't want you to know. --> Recommended Reading Get the Daily Gaggle via Email Download the dedicated Daily Gaggle Browser 8 December 2007 Part Five. "What the faith industry doesn't want you to know." Part 5 continues from part 4.Written in Greek on donkey skins, it carried both the Old and New Testaments, and later in time archaeologists dated its composition to around the year 380. It was discovered by Dr Constantin von Tischendorf (1815-1874), a brilliant and pious German biblical scholar, and he called it the Sinaiticus, the Sinai Bible. Tischendorf was a professor of theology who devoted his entire life to the study of New Testament origins, and his desire to read all the ancient Christian texts led him on the long, camel-mounted journey to St Catherine's Monastery. During his lifetime, Tischendorf had access to other ancient Bibles unavailable to the public, such as the Alexandrian (or Alexandrinus) Bible, believed to be the second oldest Bible in the world. It was

PART FOUR What the faith industry doesn't want you to know.

Part Four."What the faith industry doesnt want you to know" PART 4 continues from part three....Constantine was the ruling spirit at Nicaea and he ultimately decided upon a new god for them. To involve British factions, he ruled that the name of the great Druid god, Hesus, be joined with the Eastern Saviour-god, Krishna (Krishna is Sanskrit for Christ), and thus Hesus Krishna would be the official name of the new Roman god. A vote was taken and it was with a majority show of hands (161 votes to 157) that both divinities became one God. Following longstanding heathen custom, Constantine used the official gathering and the Roman apotheosis decree to legally deify two deities as one, and did so by democratic consent. A new god was proclaimed and "officially" ratified by Constantine (Acta Concilii Nicaeni, 1618). That purely political act of deification effectively and legally placed Hesus and Krishna among the Roman gods as one individual composite. That abstraction le

Christmas is at war with us

As I walk around the shops today, and here's what I saw: tinsel, Santas, conifers. Here's what I heard: Rockin 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

What The Faith Industry Doesent want you to Know.Part Three. --> Recommended Reading Get the Daily Gaggle via Email Download the dedicated Daily Gaggle Browser 8 December 2007 Part Three."What the Faith industry doesn't want you to know" PART Three continues from part Two---2The, vol. iii, p9) and official to all presbyters sermonising in the Roman Empire. He then ordered earlier presbyterial manuscripts and the records of the council "burnt" and declared that "any man found concealing writings should be stricken off from his shoulders" (beheaded) (ibid.). As the record shows, presbyterial writings previous to the Council of Nicaea no longer exist, except for some fragments that have survived. Some council records also survived, and they provide alarming ramifications for the Church.Some old documents say that the First Council of Nicaea ended in mid-November 326, while others say the struggle to establish a god was so fierce that it extended "for four years and seven months" from it



Part 2 "What the Faith industry do not want you to know" has been published, scroll down to read


Last week turned out less hectic than the previous weekend, nearly 800 kay's of driving in rain, in particular the 40 kay trip through kangaroo valley's descent of winding hairpin roads to the coast. Previously Rosemary and I had stopped at a Country style Cafe-restaurant and indulged ourselves with an order of diet defying Fried Fish & Chips (fries) Asking for vinegar - which is the norm together with salt, we were told by the proprietors; they , did not have vinegar. Hard to believe isn't it, I promised to drop a bottle in on our next visit, however, it wasn't to be, as we took the longer but less hazardous and time consuming route home. 'Henry' our 4litre falcon is ten and 134,000 kays - runs and looks like new, Uses Mobil 1 and the other best ingredients During or stay with son #two and his Lady on their large property on the coast , there were two visits to the local club and a Sat afternoon fishing trip when I caught less than two fish! During the we

Part 1. "What the Faith industry do not want you to know"

WHAT the Church doesn't want you to knowIt has often been emphasised that Christianity is unlike any other religion, for it stands or falls by certain events which are alleged to have occurred during a short period of time some 20 centuries ago. Those stories are presented in the New Testament, and as new evidence is revealed it will become clear that they do not represent historical realities. The Church agrees, saying:"Our documentary sources of knowledge about the origins of Christianity and its earliest development are chiefly the New Testament Scriptures, the authenticity of which we must, to a great extent, take for granted."(Catholic Encyclopedia, Farley ed., vol. iii, p. 712)The Church makes extraordinary admissions about its New Testament. For example, when discussing the origin of those writings, "the most distinguished body of academic opinion ever assembled" (Catholic Encyclopedias, Preface) admits that the Gospels "do not go back to the first c

PART TWO. What the Faith industry doesn't want you to know. .

PART TWO: Continues from Part 1, and still the less do they understand ... and they write nonsense on vellum ... and still be doing, never done."(Contra Celsum ["Against Celsus"], Origen of Alexandria, c. 251, Bk I, p. lxvii, Bk III, p. xliv, passim)Clusters of presbyters had developed "many gods and many lords" (1 Cor. 8:5) and numerous religious sects existed, each with differing doctrines (Gal. 1:6). Presbyterial groups clashed over attributes of their various gods and "altar was set against altar" in competing for an audience (Optatus of Milevis, 1:15, 19, early fourth century). From Constantine's point of view, there were several factions that needed satisfying, and he set out to develop an all-embracing religion during a period of irreverent confusion. In an age of crass ignorance, with nine-tenths of the peoples of Europe illiterate, stabilising religious splinter groups was only one of Constantine's problems. The smooth generalisation,

Gun Rampage Leaves Nine Dead,

Gun rampage leaves nine dead A gunman has opened fire at a crowded shopping centre, killing eight and wounding five ( *before turning the weapon on himself )*Now if every Idiotic Redneck American Gunman who Is given the Absurd patriotic privilege to bear arms, blew his/her brains out, the world would be a better place. The right to bear arms, is another outdated law legislated by the four drunken founding fathers of Unclesamland - all lawyers and right wing politicians. The laws these goons approved over two hundred years ago run parallel with Islamic Sharia Law, completely idiotic, inane and a relic of a brutal bygone era we should only read about in our history books, in order to prevent an occurrence of the mistakes in the past. I feel so sorry for the victims, relatives and friends, this unnecessary stupidity will remain with them for ever. While in the Barber shop this morning, a Guy about 30 pointed out that, it is not news any more, only nine people are dead, if it hit 40 , a

Horny Dannii 'M', Lesbe Friends Say's Stripper.

A STRIPPER has spoken for the first time about the night she turned Kylie's little sister into Dannii MinOH-OH-OH-gue with some very dirty dancing. We were first to reveal how millions were logging on to watch CCTV scenes of the girl-on-girl romp posted on the internet. Click for sexy pics of stripper Janine Now Janine Marshall has broken her silence about the encounter at the Puss In Boots nightspot in London and told us: "Dannii devoured me during that dance like a ravenous tiger." Janine, 24, revealed how 35-year-old Dannii: BEGGED for the stripper's attention GROPED her breasts and bum. GAWPED as naked Janine put her privates on parade. Dannii, now rating fresh singing talent with Simon Cowell on X Factor, gave Janine's performance a perfect 10. When she arrived at the club in September 2005 with her boyfriend and another couple, the Aussie star immediately singled out the stripper. Janine said: "She picked me for a private dance so I led them to a quiet


This one is a good giggle, it's an old one, but can at least brighten your day Have a good one. BTW, Bunnings are large hardware retailers in NSW Australia. ---Bunnings has everything! One day, in line at the company cafeteria, Joe says to Mike behind him, 'My elbow hurts like hell. I guess I'd better see a doctor.' 'Listen, you don't have to spend that kind of money,' he replies. 'There's a diagnostic computer down at Bunnings. Just give it a urine sample and the computer will tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. It takes ten seconds and costs ten dollars . . . A lot cheaper than a Doctor.' So, Joe deposits a urine sample in a small jar and takes it to Bunnings. He deposits ten dollars, and the computer lights up and asks for the urine sample. He pours the sample into the slot and waits. Ten seconds later, the computer ejects a printout: 'You have tennis elbow. Soak your arm in warm water and avo