Monday, 31 May 2010

Toronto duo push 'Quit Facebook Day'

.Facebook has been in the hot seat over site privacy. (QMI Agency files) TORONTO — Joseph Dee is preparing to hit the delete key on his Facebook account. And if they stick to their pledge, thousands of others will be joining him Monday in “defriending” the social networking site.

Dee, a web technologist, is one-half of the Toronto duo behind

Dee and Matthew Milan launched the site May 12 to announce their plans to bid adieu to Facebook, expressing concerns over how the popular site manages the personal data of its more than 400 million users, which include 15 million in Canada. provides an open forum for others to share their views, as well as allowing those who are inclined to submit their pledge to “commit to quit.”

As of early Sunday, more than 24,000 had signed on committing to quit Facebook.

Dee said while privacy is a commonly discussed theme, the issue for both him and Milan regarding Facebook runs deeper.

“It’s more than just the issue of how they’re handling people’s personal information. It’s about the approach that they take to the experience,” Dee said. “It’s one thing to give people the option to set their privacy, but how easy is that to do? And how much are they really concerned about people having ownership over that?”

“I don’t get the feeling that that’s really their intent, so it’s an issue of trust as much as it is an issue of privacy for me.”
Facebook has been in the hot seat over site privacy. Complaints have emerged over default privacy settings that were revealing more information than some users realized.

The Associated Press reported that a security glitch exposed some users’ private conversations, and another revealed the information of users to advertisers in a way that they could be identified — going against Facebook’s terms of service.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced last week amendments to the privacy settings. The changes include a single-click option allowing users to determine with whom they would share their information, as well as allowing users to stop third-party applications from accessing their personal data. Less private information is also now visible on user profiles by default.

The office of Canada’s privacy commissioner, which investigated Facebook’s privacy policies in 2009, says while the latest changes are positive, they may not be enough to conform with Canadian law.

In a statement emailed to The Canadian Press, Facebook said the privacy and security of user information is of “paramount importance to us.”

The statement went on to highlight some of the changes made to address concerns, pointing to the redesign of the privacy settings page, as well as the single privacy control for all content and a way to opt out of the Facebook platform.

“We hope these changes address the concerns that people raised, but we encourage users to continue to send us their feedback,” the statement reads, including a link to Facebook’s privacy feedback page:—formprivacy—settings— feedback.

“We also hope that people who had previously committed to quitting Facebook choose to spend the day going through their new privacy controls instead.”

Dee said he thinks the ability to stop the dissemination of user information to third parties is a good step. But overall, he sees the privacy changes as more reactive and a PR move than anything else.

“I don’t think that at the core Facebook is really concerned about what I feel as a user. I think they’re looking at it more from a business sense, and that’s their right to do that,” he said.

“They’re a corporation and they own their network and they’re setting the rules on their network. My option is whether or not I want to partake in that, and that’s why I’m moving away from it.”

Dee said he’s been “a little bit overwhelmed” by how much attention the site has received. However, he doubts either he or Milan will continue with it once Quit Facebook Day is over.

“I think this was more our own sort of statement and it seems to have turned into a story and a bigger thing, but I don’t think we’re looking to lead a movement or be sort of the spokesmen for people quitting Facebook.”

Wendy Cukier, associate dean of the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University in Toronto, said Facebook should be concerned that it has some dissatisfied users, in addition to the privacy commissioner suggesting there are problems. However, at this stage, she wouldn’t conclude there’s going to be a mass exodus from the site.

“I think what we’re seeing now is what happens with virtually all technologies,” said Cukier, a professor of information technology management and communications and culture.

“After the period of sort of inflated expectations and hype, people start looking more critically at what the costs really are, what the limitations really are, what it really can do, really can’t do, what the unintended consequences are, etc., and start to bring their expectations more in line with the reality.”

Saturday, 29 May 2010

Becoming A Real Australian, Govt Bigotry.

Last Wednesday the funeral of my dear friend Harry Arthur Lidbetter went off with little fuss and with great dignity.

More the pity that Stan also a friend turned up with a Royal Navy White Ensign after someone had draped the coffin with the Australian Navy Ensign.

Harry, Stanley, myself and others now well in their eighties did the hard yards for the benefit of Australia with the British Pacific Fleet during WW2. Unlike my forty years some of these men have resided in Australia most of their adult life prior to serving as children in the Royal Navy and despite all and being Australians by choice were denied the basic award to similar serving Australians.

To me it seemed the draping of the Australian Ensign on Harry's coffin was an admittance at least he deserved a Posthumous Goldcard.

Vale Harry. On behalf of the HMS King George V (Australia) Association.

To Veteran Affairs.

Q;: When will you cease spending more on the * dead and chicken hawk politicians rather than a few old blokes who did as much or more for Australia than a few minimal qualifiers managed, I lost a brother and a relative also many friends, and hundreds of shipmates during our last twelve months of the pacific campaign.

* Monuments galore !!, "How many more do we need. Thousands of millions of Dollars spent on even more memorials in stead of on the needy by Bigoted Politicians, How many more gold plated names of non combatant tree planting and memorial commemorating politicians will head the list of those who fell but mentioned in lesser inscription.

How many times must I tell my doctors who treat me and others like myself who feel like 3rd class citizens when the subject of the GOLD CARD is raised"

" When will I become a Real Australian" ? What is the real essence of the reason for the likes of us being snubbed, even when my local polly tells me I am Australian citizen?

"How many Classes (Castes) or layers of basic perception of Australian inhabitants are there?

Subjects Bigotry, Incompetence & Skcollob.

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Facebook Goes Private.???

Facebook will simplify controls on the social networking service to appease its critics.
Facebook spokesman Andrew Noyce said, " we've spent the last couple of weeks listening to users and consulting with experts in California, Washington DC and around the world.
The messages we've received are pretty clear."users appreciate... precise and comprehensive controls, but want them simpler and easier to use."

Recently a great deal of criminal activity born from the loins of face book by users has been exposed by   prominent bloggers due to its rapid increase in  murders and rape  by members of  facebook."
Facebook has been under fire for features its critics claim compromise the privacy of members.
Equally worrying is a little known default setting buried within a user's account giving Facebook permission to share profile information with third party applications, such as advertisers. This happens all across the net.
They do not operate something as large as Facebook for free.

Monday, 24 May 2010


I first met Harry about sixty six years ago, I was serving aboard The 40,000 Ton British Battltleship the HMS King GEORGE V. I was still 17 at the time and Harry was about six months older than me, old! did I say/ It was about eighteen months later - after serving in the Atlantic the Mediterranean East Indies and finally as the flag ship of the British Pacific Fleet  for the final nine months and probably the worst period of Air/Sea conflict of WW2,  Our Admiral Vice Ad, Sir Bernard Rawlings described our crew  to U/S Admiral Spruance as mere children, the average age of the 1,800 crew being close to nineteen.
Harry and I were Topmen, our action stations were on and above decks, I high on the exposed ADP and Harry the gunlayer on an eight barrelled Multiple Pom Pom. Might  be too frightening for todays Teens.
When hostilities ceased and our ship returned to the UK March 1946 after repairs in Sydney, which was seven months after the Pacific war and ten months after the war in Europe, (Google The Forgotten Fleet)
My Friend Harry returned to civil life in England and not long after migrated to Australia with his family.
I continued my Naval career until 1966 and migrated to Australia with my family in !971.
Eventually I retired to the Central Coast at the age of seventy, and it was at that time I discovered a "King George V" association had been formed  in Australia by those who returned here, there  were about thirty ex crew and  their wives then in 1996 sadly now only five remain intact with a couple in care.
Over the past fourteen years, the Association met about five times annually with added impromptu  birthdays and sadly funerals, But every year we would go on holidays  together all the full bus load, for at least a week  of whooping it up, then again sadly due to declining health among associates the Assoc was wound up this year although Harry Our Chairman was still sending out info letters and phoning from time to time, I was thinking over the weekend that I should give him a call and possibly visit him and hisWife Marie before they move to a proposed smaller house and care facilities, Harry lived 15 minutes away from us by car.
Harry was an  untiring leader and great business person and friend to all in our association and was always on hand when help was needed
"We are going to miss you Harry, Lidbetter.  Where ever you end up Harry you will be welcomed I am certain.
You will  always be remembered as a Great Mate.

Vale Harry.

Friday, 21 May 2010

eye wannit ritton rite nott riton roton



The simplified spelling society (, est1908, is on roll to modernise English spelling and is receiving most support from texters and E mailers.

While the society has been arguing to make the LERNIN of SPELIN EZIER, it is academic for users of 21st CENTRI instant communication technology.

There is no need for a society to lobby for simplification, it is being done right now, all English Spelling Pedants with their rules and exceptions can go to fiddlesticks.

The S S S (Sounds like the new fascist order of spelling) wants the changes implemented Now! and Brought into official use by2010, its centenary year.

I for one do not think it is a great Idea as I have taken 80 bloody years to learn and earn a possible 80 percent pass mark in English (And I am English) A few months back I received criticism from two persons within the blogosphere regarding the quality of my writing , learned people with few other skills if any other than being able to confuse people with their parchment and Quill trickery, my reply to them using nautical language was not answered.

English has a possible 3,500 commonly used words that do not follow the 90 odd English spelling patterns. For example et as in pet is the same sound as in threat: ate in mate is the same as in great and so on.

Other languages are not so complicated,. German has 800 non pattern words Spanish 600 and Italian 400. Then there are the sounds , yes, there are 12 different ways to spell the sound of EE in English.

The exceptions and similarities of English is time consuming and difficult and is the main cause of low literacy standards, when compared to most non English speaking countries.

It takes only two years at school for Italian speakers to become confident spellers.

Mind you we are all aware that the Italians have the most advanced system of body language, like arm waving gesticulations sometimes described as Roman Semaphore.

But the best argument of all is that if we had simplified phonetic spelling, spelling homework would be banished forever. Shorli u kids wood like that.

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Spare the Rod and Spoil the Child. Otherwise known as a Dissident and Inattentive Brat.


Parents will be asked to answer a mini census about their families in a sweeping crackdown on violent and disruptive students.

Its a shame that the Cane hanging on the blackboard easel has disappeared , then most of these problems would be avoided. (I am a member of STRASTC)

However, It seems from next year it will be compulsory for all parents to reveal if their child has been suspended, expelled or involved in violent incidents.

Failure to answer these sinister and intrusive questions on violence , not telling the the complete truth or giving false information, will prevent the child from being enrolled.

What the forms ask parents.

MY ANSWER follows.

What is your highest year of primary or secondary school completed? YES

What is the highest university qualification achieved? DUNNO

What is your occupation? MYOB

Does the Parent or Carer speak other than English at home? SOMETIMES

Has the enrolling student any history of violence? DUNNO

Are you aware of any incidents that involved  the student

outside of school hours? BOYS WILL BE BOYS.

What a lot of mamby pamby. what is the world coming to.

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Miss United States of Unclesamland. A Latent Terrorist?

And Now Miss USA Is A Terrorist.
Well, that didn’t take long: Someone is accusing Miss USA 2010 Rima Fakih, of having ties to Hezbollah. Why? Because she’s an Arab and a Muslim. Not the first Arab Miss USA, it turns out. There was a rubia named Julie Hayek who took that title in 1983. (Half Lebanese, she was.) Nowadays, all Arabs are terrorists, so that’s what some people, like conservative crackpot Debbie Schlussel, are saying of Miss Fakih.
Miss Michigan USA Rima Fakih’s relatives are top officials in terrorist group Hezbollah, and many have been Hezbollah and Harakat Amal [Shi'ite Amal terrorist group, allied with/part of Hezbollah] “martyrs” against Israel.
Well, take her crown ,because Miss USA is too important of a role for the U/S government,  for it to be known  her relatives are latent terrorists.

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

The Face Book Trap. How to stay safe on Facebook

First of all and for the umpteenth time  I am not a member of Face Book which is clearly shown  on my profile, persistence will not pay off by continuing to harp on about Face Book and its unseemly tributes, there can be little doubt that some good can come about from using Face Book however, the goodness from Face Book is minuscule compared to that of the distress and harm which has been created by this monster. Practically every crime in the 'Villians Manual' a compendium of skulduggery and wickedness can be attributed or sourced from Face Book.

Here below are a few tips on 'How to stay safe on face book'
This is not an admission by me that you should continue to use Face Book or become a member of  Face Book.

Choose your online friends carefully. A person can pretend to be someone else.

Don't accept friend requests if you don't know who that person is.

Keep personal details about yourself private.

Do not use your real name, use a  pseudo or nick name instead especially in websites where you do not know a lot of people.

If you are a child, ask your parents or guardians you trust before you give your real name and personal details to people you meet on the Internet.

Make sure you have a private  profile.

Make sure your your password is secret.

If you want to meet with someone you met on line in person, always tell an adult you trust, like your parents or older siblings, and ask them to go with you.

Arrange to meet them at daylight in a public place and let others know where you are going and who you are going to meet.

Think carefully about what you write online and what information you reveal about yourself.

Copy this info, it may be used as a timely reminder.

Does Australia need a New Prime minister? Beat this Resume.

*Subject:** FW: Beat this Resume.***

EDUCATION /Qualification: *

1950 : Stood first in BA (Hons), Economics, Punjab

University , Chandigarh ,

1952 : Stood first in MA (Economics), Punjab

University , Chandigarh ,

1954 : Wright's Prize for distinguished performance

at St John's College , Cambridge ,

1955 รข€“ 57 : Wrenbury scholar, University of Cambridge ,

1957 : DPhil ( Oxford ), DLitt (Honoris Causa); PhD

thesis on India 's export competitiveness *

OCCUPATION /Teaching Experience: *

Professor (Senior lecturer, Economics, 1957-59;

Reader, Economics, 1959-63;

Professor, Economics, Punjab University , Chandigarh , 1963-65;

Professor, Inter national Trade, Delhi School of Economics ,

University of Delhi , 1969-71;

Honorary professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University , New Delhi , 1976

and Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi ,1996 and Civil Servant

Working Experience/ POSITIONS: *

1971-72: Economic advisor, ministry of foreign trade

1972-76: Chief economic advisor, ministry of finance

1976-80: Director, Reserve Bank of India ; Director, Industrial Development

Bank of India ;

Alternate governor for India , Board of governors, Asian Development Bank;

Alternate governor for India , Board of governors, IBRD

November 1976 - April 1980: Secretary, ministry of finance (Department of

economic affairs);

Member, finance, Atomic Energy Commission; Member, finance, Space Commission

April 1980 - September 15, 1982: Member- Secretary, Planning Commission

1980-83: Chairman , India Committee of the Indo-Japan joint study committee

September 16, 1982 - January 14, 1985: Governor, Reserve Bank of India ...

1982-85: Alternate Governor for India , Board of governors, International

Monetary Fund

1983-84: Member, economic advisory council to the Prime Minister

1985: President, Indian Economic Association

January 15, 1985 - July 31, 1987: Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission

August 1, 1987 - November 10, 1990: Secretary-general and commissioner,

south commission, Geneva

December 10, 1990 - March 14, 1991: Advisor to the Prime Minister on

economic affairs

March 15, 1991 - June 20, 1991: Chairman, UGC

June 21, 1991 - May 15, 1996: Union finance minister

October 1991: Elected to Rajya Sabha from Assam on Congress ticket

June 1995: Re-elected to Rajya Sabha

1996 onwards: Member, Consultative Committee for the ministry of finance

August 1, 1996 - December 4, 1997: Chairman, Parliamentary standing

committee on commerce

March 21, 1998 onwards: Leader of the Opposition, Rajya Sabha

June 5, 1998 onwards: Member, committee on finance

August 13, 1998 onwards: Member, committee on rules

Aug 1998-2001: Member, committee of privileges 2000 onwards: Member,

executive committee, Indian parliamentary group

June 2001: Re-elected to Rajya Sabha

Aug 2001 onwards: Member, general purposes committee *


India 's Export Trends and Prospects for Self-Sustained Growth -Clarendon

Press, Oxford University , 1964; also published a large number of articles

in various economic journals. *


Adam Smith Prize, University of Cambridge , 1956

Padma Vibhushan, 1987

Euro money Award, Finance Minister of the Year, 1993;

Asia money Award, Finance Minister of the Year for Asia , 1993 and 1994 *


1966: Economic Affairs Officer

1966-69: Chief, financing for trade section, UNCTAD

1972-74: Deputy for India in IMF Committee of Twenty on International

Monetary Reform

1977-79: Indian delegation to Aid-India Consortium Meetings

1980-82: Indo-Soviet joint planning group meeting

1982: Indo-Soviet monitoring group meeting

1993: Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting Cyprus 1993: Human Rights

World Conference, Vienna


Gymkhana Club, New Delhi ; Life Member , India International Centre, New



Name : Dr. Manmohan Singh

DOB : September 26, 1932

Place of Birth : Gah (West Punjab)

Father : S. Gurmukh Singh

Mother : Mrs. Amrit Kaur

Married on : September 14, 1958

Wife : Mrs. Gursharan Kaur

Children : Three daughters *

Our Prime Minister is possibly the most qualified PM all over the world.* *

Pass this to every INDIAN.... and be PROUD to be an INDIAN* ...

Proud to have such an Educated Prime Minister.

Monday, 17 May 2010

What no Aussie Ball Bashing Heroes

There are few long lasting so called cricketing heroes in OZ Strayer today. there will be a deadly silence from cricket writers with sod all  to vomit their praise upon.  The pre hype to this ball thumping cricket final when it was suggested that although the Australian batting was not over extended the Oz bowling was and with Chuckers Tait and Johnson intending to squeeze Englands balls through the mangle and the pre arranged Write ups and  wild celebrations  failed completely in every aspect.
 Unfortunately or should I say sadly the weak knee 'd  cock sure Aussies led by the Wimpy former Mr Bingle didn't quite cut the mustard  by losing to a so called lesser placed England more than convincingly.

(Aus -147 for 6 in 20 overs )  (England  - 148 for 3 in 16 overs)

No doubt we will hear the whinging about  South Africans.

But Aussies should not forget  Afrikaner Keppler Wessels and the sorry sight of Kim Hughes and  P M Bob Hawk Crying in their beer when losing a test match.

Sunday, 16 May 2010

"Well Done Jessica Watson, A great Achievment"

On the surface I see Jessica Watson as a well adjusted teenager who had made a studied review of all the possibilities of her intended sailing around the world adventure. although I might see it as an opportunist thingy, meaning few others being enriched with the time wealth and backing as this talented -and Pretty young lady was afforded. Her overwhelming reception on her return to Sydney brought her and her well wishers to tears,  and was a great moment for all to reflect upon.
But of OZ boy Number one our PM Kevin Rudd had to shove his snout in the glory trough , his impromptu speech? which he was continually looking down at to refer to, was his speech writers glory and hero twaddle which was corrected by Jessica Watson Who echoed my own opinion when she replied to the PM that She may be referred to as a great achiever but '\"Mr PM I am not a Hero, That is something reserved for people who put their lives on the line for their Country."
However, no doubt we shall continue to listen to the journalistic crap relating to over paid sporting Icons being called heroes whose greatest achievements  are a large bank balance or a gold medal whereas the real heroes who gave their all - their life to their country are awarded the 'Victoria Cross' Which incidentally is made of  Bronze, So  future third place bronze Olympic winners take heart, you may not be an Olympic, hero but you tried your best and gave it your all,as did  those who gave their lives for their country.

Another 'FACE BOOK KILLER' Arrested.

Weather: Sydney 13°C - 21°C . Mostly fine.

A SYDNEY teenager who loved animals was allegedly murdered by a Facebook "friend" who used the social networking site to lure her into bushland by offering a fake job protecting wildlife.

Christopher James Dannevig allegedly concocted an elaborate ruse - setting up a fake Facebook site where he pretended to be animal rescue worker "Jason Green" - to entice his victim into an isolated area in Sydney's southwest.
Police yesterday charged the 20-year-old Leumeah man with murder after finding the body of Nona Belomesoff, 18, in a Campbelltown creek bed at 9.40pm on Friday.
She had been missing since Wednesday morning.

Dannevig, who has a presence on several social networking sites including Facebook, My Space, hi5 and Bebo, was refused bail yesterday morning in Parramatta Court.
Homicide Squad Detective Russell Oxford said Ms Belomesoff had a passion for animals and had allegedly been tricked into meeting the accused at Leumeah train station on the pretence of attending an animal protection training camp.

Jason Green's Facebook site says: "im jason and i have the best job in the world looking after and careing for injured and sick animals".
The page, which was created late last month, listed Jason Green as married and living in Campbelltown.
Two days before Ms Belomesoff went missing, "Jason Green" posted: "still need 2 workers for them in the bush today watch out 4 f***ing red bellys." At least two women quizzed Jason Green on his site asking why he was "friending" them.
According to Ms Belomesoff's friends, after she went missing, Dannevig posted a comment on her Facebook site, saying: "R.I.P Nona in the arms of angels :("
Police yesterday warned people to be careful of strangers on social networking sites.
"It's an unusual case, I don't know whether there's been anything else like this, to make contact with a person through a social networking site," Detective Oxford said yesterday.
He said Ms Belomesoff believed the overnight camping trip could lead to a potential job with the animal welfare group, which is understood to be WIRES.
"She told her family and they thought it was a genuine training area she was going to," he said. "That was part of the story to encourage her to go out there. And it wasn't until later on that we found out there is no such training facility like that and the people aren't affiliated with that place, so it was a bogus ruse to get her out there."
Police also said Ms Belomesoff thought she was meeting a second man, believed to be the Facebook character Dannevig had created Dannevig's Facebook site listed the Discovery Channel as his employer of the last four years.
Spokespeople for both WIRES and the Discovery Channel confirmed there was no record of Dannevig having worked for their organisations.
Dannevig allegedly enticed Ms Belomesoff into coming on the camping trip by telling her she would be paid double for her time and would meet other prominent people in the organisation. Her family said a calendar diary penned by the victim had the words "double pay today" written on the pages on the dates of her disappearance.
More than 26 police officers were scouring scrubland behind a Campbelltown oval yesterday for clues.
The teen's body was lifted out of the gully yesterday, where it was found by SES officers.
Detective Oxford could not provide a time or cause of death nor reveal details of any injuries sustained by Ms Belomesoff, but said she was found fully clothed.
After first meeting on Facebook, it is alleged the pair had met on a number of occasions in the past two weeks and the family had also met the accused.
Dannevig's social networking entries give an insight into his life, showing a passion for dirt bikes, native reptiles and rugby league.
It also hinted at troubles.

"Life is full of s*** sometimes" he posted on May 1.
Last month he posted "a broken heart will heal in time but some wounds won't
He had also notified friends of plans for a 21st birthday party in November - just six had accepted the invitation.
Detective Oxford warned of the risks of communicating with strangers online."It's an area where predators and perverts and other people just get onto. You just don't know who you could be talking to."

Friday, 14 May 2010

!948 May 14 0730. Goodbye Palestine. Zionist leader David Begurion reads Israel's declaration of independance at Tel Aviv as Arab neighbours prepare for war.

"All hands clear the port side of the upper deck" this was the last British command heard by residents on shore at Haifa as the British six inch gun light cruiser7,000 tons the HMS Mauritius under the command of Captain Lord Ashbourne left the Palestinian harbour under fire from snipers ashore whilst leaving most of the pranged berthing wires behind as a momento for the new Govt of Israel; due to take the reins of control under PM David Bengurion at the stroke of midnight, bringing together the Haggana and Stern Gang and resident Arabs in mortal combat which continues to this day. Vest (that's me) was very pleased to be clear of the harbour and heading home to the U/K via Malta and Gibraltar.



It has long been suspected that women talk longer if not louder than men.

In fact women talk almost three times as much, chuntering a staggering 27,000 words a day, compared to men's 9,000. The worst offenders were women  of age 50 and over in  Queensland in Australia and Minnesota in the USA and those in the U/K from north of Bicester and above to County Durham( this Dr crumpet travels a lot,) goes to  the Ginza  in nippon land to meet visiting poms out for a quick screw after discussing the tools of trade with local industrialists.
Japs - they speak more quickly and in north America even quicker still, like Spanish fishwives berating their spouses, coming up for breath every 123 words. Besides this women devote more brainpower to chit chat and cackling like old boiler hens and get a sexual buzz out of hearing their own voices,a female psychiatrist suggests.

Dr Vaginia Crumpet Of Seven Hills University Australia, Say's "This is is caused by the vast differences in the male and female brain.
The sex hormone testosterone responsible for moulding the male brain in the womb, increases the areas for memory and communication but struggles to express their emotions to the same extent.

In contrast women have less brain cells left for communication and the act of speaking triggers a flood of chemicals which gives them a rush similar to that felt by heroin addicts on a high, this can increase if the woman is hooked on a cocktail of prescription drugs.

Dr Crumpet who runs a female 'Mood and Hormone' clinic in Bidwill Near Mt Druitt yacht club in Sydney states one part of the male brain is a small section which enables men to become 'Deaf' to most of the illogical arguments put forward by women. Dr Crumpet also believes the area responsible for sexual thoughts is twice as big in male brains and their brain power is much greater when being involved with sex, and the speech activity is often influenced by the environment we live in. In the north of England women tend to use their position of class and a bit of name dropping to gain access to the minds of others, when completely satisfied there is little more to gain, all niceties are dropped faster than a hot potato , These women are usually influenced by genetically non aligned  family partners who put the screws on all further development preferring to maintain the status Quo  by axing all forms of communication. In Australia she Say's, there is much more subtle communication between men and women, sharing she Say's is the key word, unlike the brutality and divisional strife by our Nth American cousins. In Australia  we become accustomed to being called bastards and recent news makes such a compliment more bearable .
Fortunately most of the more recent aggravating tribal activity  was not in our neck of the woods and was mainly concerning those one point eight metres below ground level. A distance of 12,000 miles keeps us safe from having to duck in a hurry from a woman scorned . David and Chris our lineage researchers have ceased their activities in Australia and are taking up fishing for real fish, these are easier to find with a fish finder than rello's with a bone detector. It is getting rather late so I shall put the remaining J W in the drinks cabinet - say goooooonight to my visitor ...the tree Frog stuck on the window, who is busy eating mozzies trying to access the fly screen. I had intended to watch  Sri lanka beat the England twenty 20 ball bashers cos I dont care a rats arse or a flying fart who wins as long  as they beat the baggy hatter Gay Mr Bingles team of toe rags and tossers, Yawnnnnn!! I better go fini. luvs ya vest.

Tuesday, 11 May 2010


ARE YOU AN OVERWEIGHT FAT SLOB? Well, you have only yourself to blame

GLUTTONY and gorging yourself on the wrong foods you eat, mainly caused by ignorance, laziness and boredom, is the obese persons path to an early demise.

A DIET of processed meat, full fat dairy products and fried foods is fuelling the worlds growing rates of diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity.

Although Australia is high up the charts internationally, It is in America and Canada where the problem is at its greatest peak, and 25% more, the highest proportion of the porky population are women over 20 years of age- 70% of those are fatties. so men if you are looking for a Nth AM partner; particularly Caucasian, its 4 to i on she is a fatso.

Most people totally ignore the recommended eating habits, men generally have the poorest diets, with fewer than 5% eating the recommended Minimum of five vegetables per day, but counter this by having more exercise and some a physical work program.

Women on the other hand tend to be taking trips to the pantry more often than men.

NOT ENOUGH VEGETABLES. Just 7.5 per cent of adults eat five or more servings per day.

NOT ENOUGH FRUIT. Only 52 per cent eat two or more servings per day.

THE WRONG MILK. 45 per cent of adults only drink full cream milk.

NOT ENOUGH BREADS. Only 10 per cent of adults eat more than four servings per day.

TOO MUCH FRIED POTATO. 21 per cent of adults eat them at least once per week.

TOO MUCH PROCESSED MEAT PRODUCTS. Including sausages , meat pies, pizzas, Frankfurt's, salami, Bacon and Ham. 62 per cent eat them at least once a week World wide, but America and Canada the figures are 85 per cent more than twice per week.

It seems that Middle aged women in Canada & the USA consume more Pork products than any where else in the world, Their taste for Bacon recipes is becoming widespread, which in turn leaves little doubt why their backsides are also widespread.

Monday, 10 May 2010

Indonesian values differ from those in Australia.

Australian Values differ from those of our neighbour Indonesia

Chapelle Corby, The 27 year old Australian beauty consultant,has been  incarcerated in a Indonesian prison for a period of 20 years, for allegedly smuggling 4.5 kilos of Marijuana.

Corby will receive no special privileges apart from comfort gifts of food and personal items. It is not expected that, the Australian Govt will assist Corby, or interfere in the case.

A un-named Indonesian drug offender, serving 4 years in a Australian prison for a similar offence, has been afforded the privilege of 'Day Release', so that he is able to earn aprox Aus$400-00 per week to enable to him to support his Indonesian dependants.

The Senior Indonesian Judge responsible for the conviction of Corby, is paid a salary To the equivalent of Aus$7,000-00 per Annum .

A Single Australian Male; Dole Recipient,is awarded the equivalent of Aus$12,500-00 Per Ann. for doing absolutely sod all.

The Indonesian Prisoner In Australia on day release earns the equivalent of Aus$20,800-00 per Ann.

Now this info is available in Indonesia, We can now expect a plethora of Indo drug courier zombies arriving in OZ to enjoy the good life.

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Going back a Fair Bit.


Vest is very busy at the present, I thought this excerpt would fill a gap.

Our ship and crew sailed north to the conflict in company of a vast number of other warships on Feb 28 1945. The period of three months involving operation 'Iceberg' which included eight weeks of continual contact with the enemy and lesser periods of involvement, near places like Okinawa 'The big one', on all fools day April 1, Easter Sunday 1945, where American forces landed and other places like Ishigaki, Myako shima and Sakashima gunto.

In my precarious, unenviable action station on the air defence position, I could see Kamikases galore. on many occasions, the brown trouser situation seemed imminent, but I was convinced that I was far too young to die; there were far too many more exciting things for me to achieve before that happened.

After leaving the operational area, we called into the U S A base at Guam in the Marianas. With us Were our escorting destroyers, The HM Ships Troubridge , Tenacious and Termagent. The crews enjoyed the shore recreational facilities and three cans of free beer, one or two beers were usually enough for me.

Lying at anchor close by was the USS Battleship Missouri. The crew of this great ship were surprised that our ship did not carry amenities such as Coca Cola and ice cream, so the American fleet soon rectfied this problem. The Battleship HMS King George V, became the first British warship to have an ice cream machine.

Our ship then sailed for Sydney Australia on the 30 May and arrived Tues June 5; for 3 weeks R and R and replenish our stores and ammunition. The war was soon to end.

Of course I have my own opinion regarding the use of the atomic bombs which decided the end of hostilities, during Operation 'Iceberg' over a quarter of a million civilians and Japanese, American and British Commonwealth servicemen lost their lives, prior to Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It is sad that the innocent have to suffer for the immoralities of war.The millions of us who survived ww2 owe our lives to the clear sighted wisdom of the allied leaders in Washington and Whitehall who understood the jungle of problems to be faced and left the moralistic chuntering to those lost in the woods.

Our ship and others returned to the conflict up north June 28 45. Few people knew until much later that on July 16 (my 19th Birthday) the first Atomic test took place in the New Mexico Desert, also on this same date the British Pacific Fleet came under the direct control of the American fleet Commander. I believe this was due to a logistical support problem, the details I am not privy to, a good guess would be that us Brits had sort of 'run out of gas' as we were being refuelled at sea by American tankers.

I must mention here that the last warship of battleship class to fire an angry shot in wartime was HMS King George V in the afternoon of VJ day a few hours after the cease fire.

During the final days of the war against Japan KGV was involved with other ships( mostly American) that were bombarding the coast of Japan. On one particular night, one of our 'B' turret guns malfunctioned and only loaded the full charge without the 17cwt shell, in the confusion the gun fired and the full charge provided the best firework display ever, pieces of burning cordite in the thousands stuck to every one and anything in range burning decks and paintwork, trying to remove the burning cordite from my action overalls it burned through the anti flash gear I was wearing to prevent such burns.

Later on our journey back to Sydney , sailors were employed to Patch up burnt paintwork , the burns on the decks were rubbed down with pumice blocks called holy stones, the larger blocks were called Bibles!!

HMS King GeogeV, was the 2nd British ship to enter Tokyo, there was much dissension when HMS Duke Of York entered first, (This created an angry response from most ships of the fleet particularly as HMS King George V had been on the job longer than any other ship) HMS Duke Of York  had only just arrived from Sydney where it had been swinging around a bouy for several months and had not fired one angry shot, the senior Admiral Bruce Fraser was the CinC in his nice clean unscathed shiny ship, so our vice Admiral Bernard Rawlings and our crew took second billing. I being a great surviver from other minor conflicts too, and being a gunnery man during my career, I feel it is fair to say the sight of guns and the stink of gunpowder and cordite really fails to turn me on  slightly less than dismembered body parts.

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Guanabee | Tara Hoyos Martinez Is Miss Universe Great Britain 2010

Guanabee Tara Hoyos Martinez Is Miss Universe Great Britain 2010

The Battle of Trafalgar Revisited in 20010( Or what England can expect.

THE BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR - 21 October 2010.............Note, not the previous battle of  1805.

On a Monday 9-30 am.....................not a good time for a naval engagement after a navel tittilating weekend, with one's eyeballs at the dip.

Nelson: "Order the signal, Hardy."

Hardy: "Aye, aye, sir."

Nelson: "Hold on, that's not what I dictated to the signal officer. What's the meaning of this?"

Hardy: "Sorry, sir?"

Nelson (reading aloud): " England expects every person to do his duty, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious persuasion or disability. What gobbledygook is this?"

Hardy: "Admiralty policy, I'm afraid, sir. We're an equal opportunity employer now. We had the devil's own job getting ' England ' past the censors, lest it be considered racist."

Nelson: "Gadzooks, Hardy. Hand me my pipe and tobacco."

Hardy: "Sorry sir. All naval vessels have been designated Smoke-free Working Environments."

Nelson: "In that case, break open the rum ration. Let us splice the main brace to steel the men before battle."

Hardy: "The rum ration has been abolished, Admiral. It's part of the Government's policy on binge drinking."

Nelson: "Good heavens, Hardy. I suppose we'd better get on with it. Full speed ahead."

Hardy: "I think you'll find that there's a 4 knot speed limit in this stretch of water."

Nelson: "Damn it, man! We are on the eve of the greatest sea battle in history. We must advance with all dispatch. Report from the crow's nest, please."

Hardy: "That won't be possible, sir."

Nelson: "What?"

Hardy: "Health and Safety have closed the crow's nest, sir. No harnesses. And they said that a rope ladder doesn't meet requirements of the Working At Height Regs. They won't let anyone up there until a proper scaffolding can be erected."

Nelson: "Then get me the ship's carpenter without delay.

Hardy: "He's busy knocking up a wheelchair access to the fo'c'sle, Admiral."

Nelson: "Wheelchair access? I've never heard anything so absurd."

Hardy: "Disability Discrimination Act, sir. We have to provide a barrier-free environment for the differently abled."

Nelson: "Differently abled? I've only one arm and one eye and I refuse even to hear mention of the word. I didn't rise to the rank of admiral by playing the disability card."

Hardy: "Actually, sir, you did. The Royal Navy is under-represented in the areas of visual impairment and limb deficiency."

Nelson: "Whatever next? Give me full sail. The salt spray beckons."

Hardy: "A couple of problems there too, sir. Health and Safety won't let the crew up the rigging without crash helmets. And Occupational Health and the Food Standards Agency don't want anyone breathing in too much salt. Haven't you seen the adverts?"

Nelson: "I've never heard such infamy. Break out the cannon and tell the men to stand by to engage the enemy."

Hardy: "The men are a bit worried about shooting at anyone, Admiral."

Nelson: "What? This is mutiny."

Hardy: "It's not that, sir. It's just that they're afraid of being charged with murder if they actually kill anyone. There's a couple of legal aid lawyers on board, watching everyone like hawks."

Nelson: "Then how are we to sink the Frenchies and the Spanish?"

Hardy: "Actually, sir, we're not."

Nelson: "We're not?"

Hardy: "No, sir. The Frenchies and the Spanish are our European partners now. According to the Common Fisheries Policy, we shouldn't even be in this stretch of water. We could get hit with a claim for compensation."

Nelson: "But you must hate a Frenchman as you hate the devil."

Hardy: "I wouldn't let the ship's Diversity Co-coordinator hear you saying that sir: you'd be up on a disciplinary."

Nelson: "You must consider every man an enemy who speaks ill of your king."

Hardy: "Not any more, sir. We must be inclusive in this multicultural age. Now, sir, please put on your Kevlar vest; it's the rules."

Nelson: "Don't tell me - Health and Safety. Whatever happened to rum, sodomy and the lash?"

Hardy: "As I explained, sir, rum is off the menu! And there's a ban on corporal punishment."

Nelson: "What about sodomy?"

Hardy: "I believe it's to be encouraged, sir."

Nelson: "In that case, kiss me, Hardy."

The navies of the world today are so different from those of the past.
There are women serving on naval ships. however, women will not be allowed to serve on front line warships in time of war.
These women will be replaced by Cannon Fodder recruited or should I say  male children from the age of fifteen pressed into service by the British Admiralty (M O D, Navy) dragged by the hair from welfare or charity funded naval preparatory schools, as was the situation in the previous century and beyond.
Don't  believe it? too bad it is true.

Vest,  Boy 2nd class Royal Navy, aged 15 years 5 months. Jan 1942.  cheap cannon fodder.

Monday, 3 May 2010

Smoking in the home affects children too.As well as stay at home oldies. Also Dr Do little

Children living in Units flats or apartments are exposed to second hand smoke, even when they don't live with smokers, and don't I know it. Persons smoking outside of the open front door are creating simply a cosmetic approach when smoking outside as it allows  acrid poisonous tobacco fumes to be blown by the wind up the stairs, so  for crying out loud; shut the blessed door. Please.
However, it is better we study the problems created within different types of houses which contribute to exposure to tobacco smoke.
 Having done this we find evidence that high rise apartment/flats were most to blame , where seepage of smoke can occur through walls ceiling fixtures and shared ventilation. Low level homes do not escape scrutiny where children have been known to ingest smoke according to the level of Cotinine in their blood.
This left me with a problem when asked prior to my two previous vascular op's, " Do you smoke"? I replied that I had not smoked since 1986, the reply indicated I was carrying an unhealthy amount of Cotinine in my blood , this has left me with much food for thought.  Better still  it would be more prudent if the persons creating the problem would show some effort on their part to eradicate the problem.

Mortgage problems. Unhinged  Kelly ville couple who have a 450dollar weekly mortgage on their double story four beds, study, two bthrms, / double garage, pool and more - like baggage of  two  male  unemployed teens, two dogs,  two cars and both smoke twenty plus per day, crying unfair about an interest hike.
I suggest the teens join the navy or army or be given the boot out the front door, get rid of the dogs, then stop smoking and my estimate is you will save collectively a minimum of Aud$440 per week, get rid of of one of the cars, then  you may keep one dog;  but make certain the layabouts go .My opinion, Mindless goofs.

This afternoon by arrangement Rosemary and I turned up at our doctors office at 3pm for a 3-15pm appointment, for a simple flu shot. This appointment was made last Friday Am.
On arrival and booking in we sat down in the waiting room and were entertained by a fat lady and her screaming child, fortunately I am partially deaf and under these circumstances it is a godsend .Also present were five other people waiting, then after a while three other people arrived followed by three more around the time the original five had departed. Then it appeared we had been forgotten, as  at ten past four we were the only people waiting; then we had had enough, if we had to wait a further ten minutes or more my appointment with my tax a/c would be forfeited so we left  the docs office unannounced.( more to come on this one)
Back later, May your week turn out to be enjoyable. Vest.

This will amuse you ----

Vest Has Left the Building

To advise that Vest (Les Bowyer) passed away this morning. Regards, Chris (Son).