Here’s a wee snippet from someone who is often long winded but also makes valid sense. Her blog is well worth a visit, international in its concepts and deserving of meditations thereon.
I believe the lady to be a devout Christian (but as a devout Atheist myself—so wot?) Live, and let live—and never let superstitions stand in the way of facts. Use your own judgement. For myself I evaluate statements on the basis of content and that content’s relation to Reality.
“Originally offered to help all, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds, to fulfil their potential or not lose job opportunities depending upon good pronunciation and general intelligibility – such as an air traffic controller – the time-honoured practice of encouraging children to speak well was deliberately removed from the curricula.”
from: CLICK HERE
Sadly, if you go to her blog you won’t be able to leave a comment—which is a real pity as she often has excellent insights.
“Well done, thou true and faithful servant!”
“Who? … Me, Mr God, Sir?”
“Not you, ya dum’ dog! Her, Amy Brooke!”
(a) the Thinkers, and
(b) the Courageous.
Oops … definitions due, lest my words be perverted by knaves to make traps for fools:
Thinkers – rational people who dare to sort intellectual wheat from the chaff which is intended not to elucidate but to recruit.
Courageous – people who stand for what they believe. (This term can be applied to anyone, right or wrong, who refuses to simply go with the flow but makes the best decision using the information available).
watch this interview right through even if some mannerisms may irk a bit …
—and as the Princess says in that Disney movie:
“I await your declarations of war in the morning!”
Or, you could always do something really important — like watch the Rugby …
OR BEST BUDDIES?
With this guy in the vid below I can see at a glance there’d be no half measures.
He speaks my language—sort of; but he has the advantage of an education. All I can do is describe the wood as I see it through all the trees.
He also has the major disadvantage of an education. I don’t—as an ignoramus I can say anything I want. Even more better, I can see what’s actually there without having to comply. Strangely, it’s not so lonely out here in Reality Land as just a couple of years ago—perhaps the environment really is changing, at last?
—hasn’t this whole anthropogenic climate brouhaha thing gone on long enough?
do some Gorons have a point, and this guy is secretly funded by the Coal Board? (Speaking for myself I trust the nice Mr Gore only as far as I can throw a London bus whilst standing up in a hammock.)
To each his own. Being of a gullible nature I might once have blundered blindly into the Goron camp too, if they hadn’t used that silly word right at the beginning—
—when blatantly this world has undeniably been much hotter (and much colder) in the past; track records which blow ‘unprecedented’ off the board. (Before people were here too, if our good books are to be believed,)
Ask yourself “Cui Bono?”
Oh … WOW~!
or not …
In New Zealand education is (to a large degree) indoctrination—but we ‘world beaters’ must be allowed a little rope, no?
Now here’s a refreshing change—
—make of it what we will (it’s just under twenty minutes).
put not your trust in propheteers, listen to the experts—
- ex = a has been
- spurt = a drip under pressure
—and now thoroughly confused, ask yourself “cui bono”? And whilst we’re here, that great illustrative query from English literature—
is there honey still for tea?
Or failing all else, pop along to this webbie:
AND say to yourself those magic words—
—and don’t forget that nice people in suits never lie to you, nor do they ever ever ever tell you porkies. (Trust me, I’m a dog.)
I live in hope.
Now, talking ‘God’—
—I live in hope that some day I might score a visit by some religioso silly enough to object … and I keep brooding the obvious contradiction inherent in two mutually exclusive concepts:
(a) God’s much touted omniscience, and
(b) our own much ballyhooed ‘Free Will‘.
* But outright nutcases need not apply.
—which may (or not) be of interest to anyone with a few hours to spare. I have no idea how true it is or even if the writer is just a wee bit paranoid. (For all I know it could be American counter-counter-propaganda~?)*
A Chinese battlejunk—
And totally unrelated, a wee while ago I came across this sample pic of the latest Chinese battlejunk—
—nearing completion. But do not fret … they will only ever use it in home waters, where it can be of no threat to anyone complying with international law. AND—
—even if it did stay afloat long enough to reach international waters, any crew aboard would all be unwilling conscript paddy farmers, quite unable to see enough through those hooded slitty eyes to reliably land safely anyway—
(Oops) “Yes, Little Virginia?”
“Mr Argus, Sir! Your racist comments read like racist World War 2 racist propaganda!”
“(Bugger …) Do not fret, Pet. I’m sure that any other nice reader out there will divine my drift—?”
… … (Or maybe not.)
Anyway, I’m off to look up all possible meanings of the word ‘hubris’ … so I shall leave you wondering if this, too, may be relevant? CLICK HERE
* Naaaaahhhh … si vis pacem parabellum