Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Thought For Today

Love involves a peculiar unfathomable combination of understanding and misunderstanding.

Diane Arbus ....

Monday, March 22, 2010

Shame On Randy Neugebauer.

Randy Neugebauer , an ultra conservative Texan Republican owned up to the fact that it was he who shouted 'baby killer ' during the American health programme debate . Quote :-
"While I remain heartbroken over the passage of this bill and the tragic consequences it will have for the unborn, I deeply regret that my actions were mistakenly interpreted as a direct reference to Congressman Stupak himself,"
Mr Neugebauer comes across as somewhat shortsighted and frighteningly extreme .....
a) He does not see there should be any such thing as a woman's right to choose . Wonder why ?
b) He appears incapable of using simple basic maths to work out that thousands of children born to parents who have no health insurance , will themselves be at great risk when medical bills cannot be paid .From what I have read many people ,children and adults were in danger of being 'killed ' due to lack of appropriate medical help .
c)The actual numbers of women who seek abortion for any number of reasons is, by comparison, very small indeed .
d) Pregnancy , minus good medical care and support, puts mothers and their unborn children at risk .
Let's face it , big business is at work here .All they seek to protect is their profits .
Come on America . Be proud of moving into the real world where all are catered for .
As one who has several pre existing conditions I, along with millions am not denied full health care within Europe. That , MrNeugebauer is civilization !

Sunday, March 21, 2010

The Dark Reality Of Green Berlin !

Tell a German that you have Schimmel in your apartment and they will gasp in horror whilst at the same time taking two steps away . Nothing has such an effect . The reason being, media coverage spells out the health risks and dangers to some tune . Scary stuff . Yet , when , like me you find yourself living in very a reduced area , with clothing and furniture all ruined due to Schimmel , where do you get help ? Nowhere . All becomes a costly, lengthy,legal battle . A visit, (well armed with reports pinpointing the exact nature and health risk of the affected areas) to the official deparments for building , environment or health ,result in ,"it's nothing to do with us " . Reader, as this is a culture of civil servants (most being anything but), with salary and pension guaranteed they can afford to be indifferent . Yes , removal day is looming large and can't come too soon .Yet even after closing the door on this horror it will follow me . How ? Via lawyers and more stress ... oh yes and of course more money.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Knights In Orange Armour !

These guys, a part of the BSR [Berliner Stadtreinigung] ,are amazing . Today they brought sunshine and a lot more order into my chaotic and of late, somewhat unpleasant life . For just 45€ they removed virtually all my furniture with a speed and efficiency second to none . Due to structural defects galore, my apartment is a health hazard ,as it's full of mildew. The German word Schimmel conveys the nastiness of this dangerous , destructive stuff. Mildew may sound harmless but is anything but . With superb punctuality my 'Three Musketeers' arrived at 7am. They love their work , view it as a work out and enjoy meeting people . I enjoyed the encounter with their cheerful natures plus professionalism. There is still much to attend to before I move out. Space created by today's action has enabled me to glimpse a light at the end of a ghastly tunnel . Thank you BSR ! A service Berlin can be proud of .
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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Thought for today

"Nothing is so strong as real gentleness and nothing is so gentle as real strength ."
Ralph W Sockman

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Lord Monckton . An Honest Man .

On November 6th 2009 , I wrote a post re the outrageous gathering in Copenhagen .Funded by us the taxpayer it certainly gave the self elected elite a free luxury holiday. Further predicted, it was nought but another costly farce with petty squabbles and new ideas for taxing the public .

Yesterday, friends in Australia sent me a link to a broadcast aired in January 2010 . Broadcaster Alan Jones and Lord Christopher Monckton talk sense. Refreshing to hear . Something we haven't heard much of in a long time .

Earlier as I was checking my mail a news head line flashed up .....

Scientists now claim to have proof that problems come from under the sea . Watch out folks . The airline industry has taken a bashing with taxes . The public ,weary of taxes galore have switched back to cruises ..... Looks like the funding for the next gravy train gathering is going to be funded by shipping

As for the link .It's excellent listening .Click on my links and decide. Look up Lord Monckton in google .There are first rate videos .

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Friday, March 05, 2010

The Very Unholy Catholic Church .

Who would imagine that the Church and crime would go together on such a grand scale ?
Yet is is all too clear that at the core it is rotten . The Catholic Church , who are completely out of touch with reality , and what life in 2010 means, being the biggest offenders in Christianity .
Humans were meant for each other,celibacy going against all the laws of nature .
The numerous cases of abuse in Ireland , America and now Germany illustrate what happens to many who seek to live an unnatural life.
Yet still Rome protects these offenders. Be the offence sexual , brutal , or emotional all should be kicked out .
Some years ago I was extremely ill . So much it warranted intensive care . My priest was sent for but was indifferent plus he offered no communion . In my very sick state I expressed a doubt in God . Hence I was informed that I deserved to be ill as a punishment ! Compassion ----- not really. Many months later I resigned my position as chair person of the Church Council only to receive an official letter from this sham of a Priest informing me that I was, as like as not, possessed by Satan . Laughable , sure, but for many a person distressing .The letter was taken for scrutiny to the Cardinal and Bishop of Berlin . They admitted it had the tone of the middle ages,, was also very wrong but , did nothing re the guilty person's status. Some nuns I knew were shocked at my action stating that ALL priests are Jesus here on earth . Such blind belief is tragic .
Wealth , ease, not to mention immunity from the law is the real creed of the Catholic Church . It's not my idea of a faith and spirituality. As for infallibility ...that has to be one very sick joke .If there are any out there who wish to point out how many good priests there are , fine. However whilst the Vatican dictates and yet insists on immunity for ordained transgressors it remains a Church of shame and lies .