Not a great deal of change. "Ti's The last day of our summer in Strayer..

The past fortnight's  variation with the temperature has been either cool , wet or hot and blistering and today overcast  with drizzle, meaning hot and sweaty. We get it all in Oz including snow ice frost, dust storms, floods drought and er is there anything I have missed?
Sitting by a cooling fan makes life more bearable, but getting along with life without a fan chasing you brings you down to earth.
I rarely drink alcohol nowadays , however, the head problems continue to run amok when unexpected. I am learning to live with the problem  I was advised that there was little that could be done to rectify the malady. My memory is good and other thought processes are excellent. The waterworks problem is under control, the 'Flomax tabs' which sent me into a spin for days did the job OK but tended to make one's legs buckle after taking them for two weeks, I now only take one every two weeks, but the furthest up the wall comp will be a thing of the past.
Not much to report on the home front, everything is going smoothly; no factional interruptions.
Hope you people in the UK are enjoying the newly discovered recipe  for breast milk Ice cream, Yuk!!
I am now off for a cooling shower before the Eng v India big bash starts at eight pm, just got a feeling the poms are in for a thrashing, We'll see.

Back Soon....Vest.
Think it more satisfactory to live richly than die rich.


Jimmy said…
I rarely drink alcohol nowadays , however,
Good for u

I am learning to live with the problem I was advised that there was little that could be done to rectify the malady. My memory is good and other thought processes are excellent.

no body asked u for a detailed Pysical

as for the women in your life
they just want it in working condition buddy

I heard Wally has a prob there

breast milk is Ice cream ??
is it really that COLD in UK?

I too think it more satisfactory to live richly than die rich.
Jane, Stokes-Honour. said…
Hello Uncle Les

Love all of your communication. Speak very soon.

Lots of love to you all Jane xxxxxxxxx
Jimmy said…
Hand in hand
Shoulder to shoulder

together we can face the World
and the future
come what may

Never let go off my mind
and I will hold on too

^-^ takecare ^-^
Jimmy said…
that was for your NICE niece
Jimmy said…
I dont really care who bats and who balls

for me Cricket is all balls
but I bet Sachin the Tendul blasted the Pommies last evening
Dylan said…
Temperature wise, heat is only heat whilst standing in the open. Shade alone brings enough breeze to melody such a hot day, making it appear like only a 'warm' day.

Glad you still have a good memory. ;)
Jimmy said…
no no no

when a man comes in here
and gives me use less information

I cant get no SATISFACTION

No no no no Satisfaction
Jimmy said…
I had the evening before drunk plentifully of a most delicious wine, called glimigrim (the Blefuscudians call it flunec, but ours is esteemed the better sort), which is very diuretic. By the luckiest chance in the world, I had not discharged myself of any part of it. The heat I had contracted by coming very near the flames, and by laboring to quench them, made the wine begin to operate my urine; which I voided in such a quantity, and applied so well to the proper places, that in three minutes the fire was wholly extinguished, and the rest of that noble pile, which had cost so many ages in erecting, preserved from destruction
Kate...fb. said…
Jimmy-you have the charisma of a wet cat.
vest said…
Kate: there are moments that he who shall not be mentioned gives me the need to request,Il me faut du papier hygi'enique.
Jimmy said…
Il me faut du papier hygi'enique.?????

tuje maiche go zauniacho
ani Kate tuke kidhe sangu go !
Anonymous said…
Kate...fb. said...????????
Anonymous said…
Ducking Bytch ?
Jimmy said…
My family tree and roots ...

My dad never told me nothing about his dad and mom
neither did my mom

I figure they had skeletons in the cupboard

I want to know who was the ass hole in my family tree who converted from Hindu to Christian

and why ?
Jane, Stokes-honour. said…
Wow!!!!! Absolutley Brilliant being able to go back this far. I can see the familly likeness ! xxxxxxxxx
Jimmy said…
Any way it cudnt have been a Britisher white who laid my great great grand mother (Thank God, I hate the sickly white Britisher complexion)

We were in GOA then
most likely he was Portuguese

and that is why I have a fondness for Football (Soccer) I guess

my dad was a football fanatic
when we moved to Mumbai from GOA

he wud not miss a single match at the Cooperage Grounds

We was living in Juhu then
which means it was a 30 km bus ride

Ya those were the days
Jimmy said…
By getting Converted to Christianity I lost my identity

I was probably a Subhash Desai
they baptized me as Sebastian Xavier Dasouza

with that monniger I became a foreigner in my own land

I cud not wear a dhoti no more
I had to wear suit boot tie and shirt in this hot humid climate

I cud not use my fingers to eat no more

It had to be fork and knife and spoon

no more chappatis and roti
I had to eat bread
Jimmy said…
I had a ruff time in College hostel in Kanpur

Kanpur in in UP the heart of INDIA

I was ridiculed when I greeted my friends with a Good Morning

Sala Angrez JAI RAMJI ki boliye

I was ragged to tears bcoz I cudnt tell the name of the Father of our Nation

I tot it as Mahatma Gandhi
it is not

it is Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

Maha atma is only a title meaning Great Soul

the boys understood I was schooled in a Christian School

where we memorized John Kennedy Speeches and hung portraits of The QUEEN and King of England

not our Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and our President then Radhakrishna

Yes the Christian padres made us bastards

we lost our roots our rich culture dating back to 1000 BC our Music too

we sang I want to Hold your Hand
and All Shook instead


the Oldest Civilizations of the World is CHINA, INDIA and EGYPT and IRAQ
Jimmy said…
This is TELL ALL Week mates

your family history
your pet peeves

also KISS and TELL stuff
Jimmy said…
The Indus Valley Civilization, which spread and flourished in the northwestern part of the Indian subcontinent from c. 3300 to 1300 BCE, was the first major civilization in India.

A sophisticated and technologically advanced urban culture developed in the Mature Harappan period, from 2600 to 1900 BCE. This Bronze Age civilization collapsed before the end of the second millennium BCE and was followed by the Iron Age Vedic Civilization, which extended over much of the Indo-Gangetic plain and which witnessed the rise of major polities known as the Mahajanapadas. In one of these kingdoms, Magadha, Mahavira and Gautama Buddha were born in the 6th or 5th century BCE and propagated their śramanic philosophies.
Almost all of the subcontinent was conquered by the Maurya Empire during the 4th and 3rd centuries BCE.

It subsequently became fragmented, with various parts ruled by numerous Middle kingdoms for the next 1,500 years. This is known as the classical period of Indian history, during which India has sometimes been estimated to have had the largest economy of the ancient and medieval world, controlling between one third and one fourth of the world's wealth up to the 18th century.
Jimmy said…
Much of northern and central India was once again united in the 4th century CE, and remained so for two centuries thereafter, under the Gupta Empire.

This period, witnessing a Hindu religious and intellectual resurgence, is known among its admirers as the "Golden Age of India". During the same time, and for several centuries afterwards, southern India, under the rule of the Chalukyas, Cholas, Pallavas, and Pandyas, experienced its own golden age. During this period, aspects of Indian civilization, administration, culture, and religion (Hinduism and Buddhism) spread to much of Asia.

The southern state of Kerala had maritime business links with the Roman Empire from around 77 CE. Islam was introduced in Kerala through this route by Muslim traders.
Jimmy said…
Muslim rule in the subcontinent began in 712 CE when the Arab general Muhammad bin Qasim conquered Sindh and Multan in southern Punjab in modern day Pakistan,[1] setting the stage for several successive invasions from Central Asia between the 10th and 15th centuries CE, leading to the formation of Muslim empires in the Indian subcontinent such as the Delhi Sultanate and the Mughal Empire.
Jimmy said…
Mughal rule came from Central Asia to cover most of the northern parts of the subcontinent. Mughal rulers introduced Central Asian art and architecture to India. In addition to the Mughals and various Rajput kingdoms, several independent Hindu states, such as the Vijayanagara Empire, the Maratha Empire, and the Ahom Kingdom, flourished contemporaneously in southern, western, and northeastern India respectively.

The Mughal Empire suffered a gradual decline in the early 18th century, which provided opportunities for the Afghans, Balochis, Sikhs, and Marathas to exercise control over large areas in the northwest of the subcontinent until the British East India Company gained ascendancy over South Asia.[2]
Jimmy said…
Beginning in the mid-18th century and over the next century, India was gradually annexed by the British East India Company.

Dissatisfaction with Company rule led to the Indian Rebellion of 1857, after which India was directly administered by the British Crown and witnessed a period of both rapid development of infrastructure and economic decline.
Jimmy said…
During the first half of the 20th century, a nationwide struggle for independence was launched by the Indian National Congress and later joined by the Muslim League.

The subcontinent gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1947, after being partitioned into the dominions of India and Pakistan.
Jimmy said…
More reading follows here on WIKI
Contents [hide]

1 Pre-Historic era
1.1 Stone Age
1.2 Bronze Age
2 Early historic period
2.1 Vedic period
2.2 Mahajanapadas
2.3 Persian and Greek conquests
2.4 Maurya Empire
3 Early Middle Kingdoms — The Golden Age
3.1 Northwestern hybrid cultures
3.2 Kushan Empire
3.3 Roman trade with India
3.4 Gupta rule
4 Late Middle Kingdoms — The Classical Age
5 The Islamic Sultanates
5.1 Delhi Sultanate
6 The Mughal era
7 Post-Mughal period
8 Colonial era
8.1 The British Raj
8.2 The Indian Independence movement
9 Independence and Partition
10 See also
11 References
12 Further reading
13 External links
Vest said…
OK Jimmy you have said your piece.
No more sub con history.
Jimmy said…
OK no more
this was an eucation for me too

Mera Bharat Mahan
Jimmy said…
Do u know that the WORLDS oldest and most read SEX Manual originated in INDIA

this book will be gifted to any TOM DICK and HAIRY and Wally and KATE and Jane and Rose

if u answer this QUESTION Rightly

INDIA is known by many names


which name is official
and why ?

the first person to give the right answer here gets the GIFT

give your full postal address and fone no

mail me
Anonymous said…
it's Bharat.
Jimmy said…
u have to tell why BHARAT ?

why not HINDUSTAN and INDIA?
and your Namw / Address/ fone no
Jimmy said…
u no who is Amy baby?
Jimmy said…
Do you find aging as the worst time of your life? You don't have to look at it that way if you know how to look after your physical body and your mind.

You just need to stick to a routine that will make you feel refreshed and great all the time. Doing these things as early as you can, the better chances you will get of you having a great skin.

1.)Drink lots of water per day helps make your skin hydrated while your body cleaned and flushed with toxins. Hydrated skin makes you look younger as it tends to look plumper and clearer.

2.) Eat a healthy and good balanced diet food is a secret to keeping your skin tissues intact and supple. Lots of fibers, fresh fruits, and green leafy vegetables are a staple to your diet.

They contain minerals and vitamins which are a must because they help repair damaged skin tissues and cells and maintain young skin.

3.) Regular exercise, it will make you sweat which releases the toxins in your body. It work wonders too in keeping your skin cleared and refreshed.

4.) Use anti-aging treatment products that contain antioxidants and ingredients such as retinol, Vitamin C, A and ceramides. They will work wonders in repairing your slightly damaged skin.

Yours sincerely,

The Derma Research Team
Jimmy said…
Origin of Shivratri:
According to the Puranas, during the great mythical churning of the ocean called Samudra Manthan, a pot of poison emerged from the ocean.

The gods and the demons were terrified as it could destroy the entire world. When they ran to Shiva for help, he in order to protect the world, drank the deadly poison but held it in his throat instead of swallowing it.

This turned his throat blue, and since then he came to be known as 'Nilkantha', the blue-throated one. Shivratri celebrates this event by which Shiva saved the world.
Jimmy said…
A Festival Significant for Women :
Shivratri is considered especially auspicious for women.

Married women pray for the well being of their husbands and sons, while unmarried women pray for an ideal husband like Shiva, who is the spouse of Kali, Parvati and Durga.

But generally it is believed that anyone who utters the name of Shiva during Shivratri with pure devotion is freed from all sins.

He or she reaches the abode of Shiva and is liberated from the cycle of birth and death.
Jimmy said…
Shiva Rituals:
On the day of Shivratri, a three-tiered platform is built around a fire. The topmost plank represents 'swargaloka' (heaven), the middle one 'antarikshaloka' (space) and the bottom one 'bhuloka' (earth). Eleven 'kalash' or urns, are kept on the 'swargaloka' plank symbolizing the 11 manifestations of the 'Rudra' or destructive Shiva.

These are decorated with the leaves of 'bilva' or 'bael' (Aegle marmelos) and mango atop a coconut representing the head of Shiva. The uncut shank of the coconut symbolizes his tangled hair and the three spots on the fruit Shiva's three eyes.
Jimmy said…
Read why Shiva is Worshiped in His Phallic Form

Bathing the Phallus:
The phallus symbol representing Shiva is called the lingam. It is usually made of granite, soapstone, quartz, marble or metal, and has a 'yoni' or vagina as its base representing the union of organs.

Devotees circumambulate the lingam and worship it throughout the night. It is bathed every three hours with the 5 sacred offerings of a cow, called the 'panchagavya' - milk, sour milk, urine, butter and dung.

Then the 5 foods of immortality - milk, clarified butter, curd, honey and sugar are placed before the lingam. Datura fruit and flower, though poisonous, are believed to be sacred to Shiva and thus offered to him.

"Om Namah Shivaya!":
All through the day the devotees keep severe fast, chant the sacred Panchakshara mantra "Om Namah Shivaya", make offerings of flowers and incense to the Lord amidst ringing of temple bells. They maintain long vigils during the night, keeping awake to listen to stories, hymns and songs. The fast is broken only the next morning, after the nightlong worship. In Kashmir, the festival is held for 15 days. The 13th day is observed as a day of fast followed by a family feast.
Jimmy said…
Pope Benedict XVI has made a sweeping exoneration of the Jewish people for the death of Jesus Christ, tackling one of the most controversial issues in Christianity in a new book.
In "Jesus of Nazareth-Part II" excerpts released Wednesday, Benedict uses biblical and theological analyses to explain why there was no basis in Scripture that the Jewish people as a whole were responsible for Jesus' death.

Interpretations to the contrary have been used for centuries to justify the persecution of Jews.
While the Vatican has for five decades taught that Jews weren't collectively responsible, Jewish scholars said Wednesday the argument laid out by the German-born pontiff, who has had his share of mishaps with Jews, was significant and would help fight anti-Semitism today.

"There's a natural human tendency to take things for granted, and very often this tends to lead to a lapse in awareness and consciousness" about the risk of anti-Semitism, said Rabbi David Rosen, head of interreligious affairs at the American Jewish Committee and a longtime leader in Vatican-Jewish dialogue.
Jimmy said…
He noted that the Vatican issued its most authoritative document on the issue in its 1965 Second Vatican Council document "Nostra Aetate," which revolutionized the Catholic Church's relations with Jews by saying Christ's death could not be attributed to Jews as a whole at the time or today.

Benedict comes to the same conclusion, but he explains how with a thorough, Gospel-by-Gospel analysis that leaves little doubt that he deeply and personally believes it to be the case.

Rosen said the pope's words might make a bigger, more lasting mark because the faithful tend to read Scripture and commentary more than church documents, particularly old church documents.

"It may be an obvious thing for Jews to present texts with commentaries, but normally with church magisterium, they present a document," he said. "This is a pedagogical tool that he's providing, so people will be able to interpret the text in keeping with orthodox Vatican teaching."

The book is the second installment to Benedict's 2007 "Jesus of Nazareth," his first book as pope, which offered a very personal meditation on the early years of Christ's life and teachings.

This second installment, set to be released March 10, concerns the final part of Christ's life, his death and resurrection.
Jimmy said…
The Vatican's publishers provided excerpts Wednesday.

In the book, Benedict re-enacts Jesus' final hours, then analyzes each Gospel account to explain why Jews as a whole cannot be blamed for having turned him over.

Rather, Benedict concludes, it was the Jewish leadership, the "Temple aristocracy" and a few supporters of the figure Barabbas who were responsible, but not Jews as a whole.

"How could the whole people have been present at this moment to clamor for Jesus' death?" Benedict asks.

He deconstructs one particular account which has the crowd saying, "His blood be on us and on our children" — a phrase frequently cited as evidence of the collective guilt Jews bore and the curse that they carried as a result.

The phrase has been so incendiary that director Mel Gibson was reportedly forced to drop it from the subtitles of his 2004 film "The Passion of the Christ," although it remained in the spoken Aramaic.

But Benedict said Jesus' death wasn't about punishment, but rather salvation. Jesus' blood, he said, "does not cry out for vengeance and punishment, it brings reconciliation.

It is not poured out against anyone, it is poured out for many, for all."
Jimmy said…
Benedict, who was forced to join the Hitler Youth as a child in Nazi Germany, has made improving relations with Jews a priority of his pontificate.

He has visited the Auschwitz Nazi death camp in Poland and Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial.

But he also has had a few missteps that have drawn the ire of Jewish groups, most notably when in 2009 he lifted the excommunication of a traditionalist Catholic bishop who had denied the extent of the Holocaust by saying no Jews were gassed during World War II.

Benedict has said that had he known Bishop Richard Williamson's views about Jews he never would have lifted the excommunication, which was imposed in 1988 because Williamson was consecrated without papal consent.

Williamson is a member of the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X, which has rejected many Vatican II teachings, particularly the outreach to Jews contained in Nostra Aetate.
Jimmy said…
Separately, Jewish groups have been outraged that Benedict is moving Pope Pius XII closer to beatification, the first main hurdle to possible sainthood.

Some Jews and historians have argued the World War II-era pope should have done more to prevent the Holocaust.

The Rev. James Martin, a Jesuit who writes frequently about spirituality, said the pope's new book was a "ringing reaffirmation" of Nostra Aetate, which was passed during Vatican II, with the pope putting his "personal stamp on it in a way that's irrefutable."

"A Vatican Council is the highest teaching authority of the church," Martin said. "Now that you have the pope's reflections underlining it, I don't know how much more authoritative you can get
Jimmy said…
Of late I have found Friends deleting me from their list, for whatever reason (whether I buy their pets) etc etc without informing, they just delete me.
2) If I have hurt anybody ( which I have not done) I request U 2 forgive me

& if U are not interested in my tags or comments which U may feel as a irritation plz let me know I will make sure that I don't disturb U by sending them.

I believe that what I can't speak with my family I can speak it out with my friends. Friendship is just not to click Yes but in the long run of life U have to maintain it, nourish it & it grows. ... from friend to close friend to lover

Plz don't hesitate to write 2 me if U don't like any of my writing.


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