Showing posts from January, 2009

It's Time again to reflect on our past,and ponder the future.

Well here we go again.the last post which I shall try to remember disappeared forever on writing the last paragraph, so much for blogger save, try as I May to retrieve said post I remained calm except for a few Japanese swearwords. Trying to recall what was written previously is near impossible but I shall give it a go, but cut it short. My visit to the Vascular doc on Tuesday was Ok, my next visit on April 28 may include a prep for more surgery soon after, thereby stuffing up our proposed visit to the UK this coming summer, however,being alive is important if one has to travel. Last night we watched A rerun of an old movie 'Zulu' about the battle at Rorkes Drift in 1879 ? 65 years before the end of WW2, which brings to mind the end of WW2 64 years ago, and particularly today Jan 29 which is etched in my mind for all time. The interview with the Clark committee - a bunch of federal bureaucrats with limited knowledge of any subject matter, related to whether us the Brits were en

A Modern Japanese Parable

A Japanese Modern Parable. ( Company Toyota ) and an American company (General Motors) decided to have a canoe race on the Missouri River . Both teams practiced long and hard to reach their peak performance before the race. On the big day, the Japanese won by a mile. The Americans, very discouraged and depressed, decided to investigate the reason for the crushing defeat. A management team made up of senior management was formed to investigate and recommend appropriate action. Their conclusion was the Japanese had 8 people rowing and 1 person steering, while the American team had 7 people steering and 2 people rowing. Feeling a deeper study was in order; American management hired a consulting company and paid them a large amount of money for a second opinion. They advised, of course, that too many people were steering the boat, while not enough people were rowing. Not sure of how to utilize that information, but wanting to prevent another loss to the Japanese, the rowing team's man

PETA "People Eating Tasty Animals.

Fishy odour as PETA lures hapless donors THE stereotype of the harmless British eccentric, dressed, perhaps, in ill-fitting knitted clothing of his own design, was once a staple of comedy. It’s a pity that today’s eccentrics are not as benign. Take the nauseating international lobbying groups such as Greenpeace and more recently, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, PETA, which calculatingly target those in whose veins flows the milk of human kindness - and then siphon off as much of that milk as possible before the hapless donors discover they have been hit by professional leeches. There is little Greenpeace will not do to raise funds from people whose only flaw is that they cannot comprehend that an organisation which boasts its good intentions would actually fabricate untruths and falsify evidence to bolster its extremist environmental campaigns. It has been serially caught out with its fraudulent claims that certain industries have released dioxins, notably the Nu-Farm fe

Ask yourself always : "How can this be done better".

Hamas feeding kids a TV diet of hatred ISRAEL’S Operation Cast Lead is unfolding like a familiar soap opera on the nightly news. A series of Palestinian terrorists making blood-curdling threats against Israelis, a hail of missiles aimed at Israeli civilian targets, retaliatory strikes against the terrorists - who unfailingly seek to shelter behind innocent civilians - followed by scenes of weeping parents at crowded hospitals. It is a plot line designed to soften the hardest heart. Unfortunately, those who buy the tear-jerking material unquestioningly are being duped. No one, let alone a parent raised in a Western culture, could imagine placing children directly in harm’s way or encouraging impressionable infants to worship death but that is what the thugs and murderers responsible for the slaughter in Gaza have been doing. It is an Islamist thing and Palestinian TV, often subsidised by the United Nations and European Union, is full of it. In regular drama directed at kindergarten-age

Happy New Year Everyone.'Vest is Back'

Still sore in places I shall not mention, this is to be expected so I have been informed; mainly by those who have witnessed the experience of like sufferers but not suffered themselves. Having woken from my op, my first reaction was I had been kicked in the goolies by a horse. I cannot record any moments of joy or hilarity during my stay in Gosford hospital despite the overall high efficiency of the staff, particularly a male nurse originally from Sri Lanka. On the down side was blonde 40 nurse vinegar tits, to whom I smilingly delivered a sentence of well chosen words on my departure. The after care has been provided by nearest and dearest and calls from the community nurse. Today I shall venture forth to the shops, the walking may assist my present sluggish gait. I have not had a 'Drink' for 27 days, water and tea yes. I have now lost seven kilos within the same time frame, I am also eating less but enough, hopefully the trend will continue. Here is a timely reminder of the