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ME, ME, MEEEEE …pc

I’ve posted in the past about how once at a meeting a young lady (school teacher type) asked “How can I boost the self esteem of a child?”.  (A bothersome boy, if I remember correctly.)

My own response differed from the majority of the others, which surprisingly in that company were too much like the quote below; but more of my view after you’ve had a wee beak at this driv   lot—

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… The US-based National Association of School Psychologists published a much-cited paper on how parents and schools can boost self-esteem in children: ‘Adults must listen carefully to the child without interrupting, and should not tell the child how to feel.’ Meanwhile, the charity Family Lives tells parents ‘not to label, criticise or blame your child, as this would give them negative messages which… can have a detrimental impact on their emotional wellbeing later on in life’ …”

source:  CLICK HERE 

I said then and I say it again now, that the best way to artificially boost anyone’s self-esteem is to set them a really challenging task … and let them overcome the challenge themselves.

TrolletteYour problem is tuning the task to the victi  person. Too easy and you blow it, too tough and you shoot everyone in the foot. Stretch the little bugger and once he, she, or it achieves the solution … oh, wow! Boom boom!

SO, THEN, 

how should we treat our poor little Snowflakes, hmmm? Are we allowed to stretch them? Can they be stretched—or do they drown you in tears?

Don’t ask me, I’m just a dum’ dog … go ask an educator (but I warn you now: you’d better have good control of your gagging reflex).

 

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A QUOTE

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THIS TIME

and make of it what you will. 

And yes, extrapolation is allowed (encouraged, actually).

Before most of the audience had arrived, I was checking the focus on the slides in my PowerPoint presentation prior to giving my talk and I put up on the screen an image which shows the Orion/Pyramids correlation and the Sphinx/Leo correlation at Giza in the epoch of 10,500 BC. Rightly and properly since the Orion correlation is Robert Bauval’s discovery I included a portrait of Robert Bauval in the slide. As soon as Zahi saw Robert’s image he became furiously angry, shouted at me, made insulting and demeaning comments about Robert, and told me that if I dared to mention a single word about Robert in my talk he would walk out and refuse to debate me.

This is a modern ‘scientist’ in frank and open debate? (No, I’m not referring to the gentle Mr Hancock —I mean the nice Mr Hawass.)

I explained that the alternative view of history that I was on stage to represent could not exclude the Orion correlation and therefore could not exclude Robert Bauval. At that, again shouting, Zahi marched out of the debating room. Frantic negotiations then took place off stage between the conference organisers and Zahi. Finally Zahi agreed to return and give his talk and answer questions from the audience, but he refused absolutely to hear or see my talk, or to engage in any debate with me. I therefore gave my talk to the audience without Zahi present (he sat in a room outside the conference hall while I spoke). When I had finished I answered questions from the audience. Then Zahi entered, gave his talk, answered questions from the audience and left.

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One of the few members of the audience who had arrived early did manage to record part of the scene of Zahi storming out of the conference room — see here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ziu2ygE_Wc

The whole illustrates the arrogant pignorance of the gentleman who had/has (?) his grip tightly around the neck of power at the actual site itself. Not good—but he would doubtlessly disagree; and I imagine that if I tried to debate the point would flounce petulantly out of the room with petticoats aflurry and spitting spiders in all directions.

 

For Source:  CLICK HERE

 

IT’S A ‘cultural’ thing?

So I (why always me?) must bend over backwards to accommodate such open-minded, well mannered, couth and cultured, scientifically inquisitive little oiks as  this nice man? (Unless I do I shan’t earn my Snowflake badge) (Bugger~!)

No, my apologies to any deserving sensitivities I may ruffle—this guy is often both desperate to be liked and desperate to appear unbiassed. But the mask drops easily to reveal the thug within (desperate thug, I must add). (Is he Islamic, by any chance—and thus entirely open to unchallenged debate?)

IF THE NICE MR HAWASS

represents the ‘scientific’ establishment of Egyptian studies and antiquities I think our world is a sorry place.

Perhaps he learned his objectivity—if not his manners—at the Adolf Hitler School of Fine Arts in Berlin (and is older than he claims).

But he has style—those ‘Indiana Jones’ hats  … ’nuff sed.

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For ol’ Zahi, the very antithesis of The Snowflake

* Yes, Little Ollivia … that was indeed sarcasm. Pure, unsubtle, unadulterated, and the quintessentially genuine article.

WET, REASONS 2

DRIP~! Troller

And good ones.

Here goes the last of my spare time, but it has to be said—

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from an excellent article—click image for link

—for myself I don’t bother with ‘watermarks’—and mostly for the reasons this guy gives. I understand the feelings of folks who sell their work (and their needs) but copying my stuff just adds lustre to my cluster in so much as

     IMITATION IS THE ONLY

SINCERE FORM OF FLATTERY

so there.

If you click on the image above it will take you to his article. Thinking about it, invisibly changing just a few pixels in the images your post might be enough to prove your ownership if ever you feel the need.

Here, have a nice mushie—

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—one of the last of a very prolific season. (And top marks will be awarded to anyone spotting my unique identifier~!)

 

 

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4 WORDS

there are expressions in the English language that are brief yet loaded with hidden depths, often chosen as titles for books.

You don’t even have to go there to get goosebumps. I saw a film years ago and can’t remember any part of it other than the title—

TOO LATE THE HERO

 

—which resonates. Me? I’m a watcher—a vulture perched high in the Tree Of Life; too old to care but hanging in to see if any of it will ever make sense* .

There are others that resonate too—

*  Above Us The Waves

*  Ill Met By Moonlight

*  The Colour Of War

—endless. But this below is the most misguided bit of utter dog’s droppings that anyone can blindly spout—

WE SHALL REMEMBER THEM

—to which I can only shake my head in sorrow (I’ve gone beyond anger). It is pure social formula, conditioned by design to become habit. No? Okay—

CLUE 1:

“If this is ten o’clock, it’s time for coffee.”

CLUE 2:

If this is 25th April, it’s ANZAC Day. If this is 7th December, it’s Pearl Harbor Day. If this is the 11th day of the 11th month, it’s Armistice Day (WW1) …

PAVLOV’S DOGS? US?

Why not … we drool on cue, we make obeisance to parroted phrases on cue (brilliant at that).

To not digress, how about:  Truth, Justice, Freedom, and the American Way?

Oh … oops, sorry, did I miss one? Of course:  Liberty~!

So why not remember Liberty?

After all, as much as they brush it under the carpet and try to hush it up—

—today is still Liberty Day!

Yay! Fireworks all round, no?

No … here, have another wee reminder of Liberty—

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—and ask yourself that most revealing and most evaded ‘why’—

  • why have so few heard of the ‘Liberty’ event, and
  • why was it covered up, and

and of course: so what?  It’s all ancient history now, dead, and the world is for the living … no?

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pic:  survivors coming ashore

 

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pic:  about to bring the not-survivors ashore …

AND TO CLOSE:

I’m running a ‘best caption competition‘ for the below contemporary shot (my own entry is in italics under it) —

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“Don’t worry, lil’ Buddy, we’re here** …”

My comment?

Is pictorial—

—for anyone not actually aboard Liberty but proximate at the time. If this is you, please share it; one each (no hogging, mind) —

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As for my opening para about ‘four-word expressions’, I adore Americanisms and I still love that ever so reassuring, confidence inspiring—

 

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“WE’VE GOT YOUR BACK~!”

 

 

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DEDICATED WITH THE GREATEST RESPECT

TO THE MEMORY OF THE VICTIMS OF

THE US ADMINISTRATION

AT THAT TIME

 

 

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Remember? That’s a cathartic emotion-fest … but actually think for ourselves enough to actually DO something?

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* I suspect not. (If reincarnation is real I’m putting in a bid for albatross rather than Ancient Mariner.)

** And we have been all along—but the boss wouldn’t let us join in. Sorry ’bout that.

MORE ON

SCIENCE-BASED   dragons17

FADS.

(And yes, you were intended to read ‘more on’ as moron. Well spotted, you~!)

FIRST, YOUR GIVENS—

  • today’s hard ‘fact’ is often tomorrow’s giggle
  • a fact is a perception
  • science may bury folks prematurely
  • but it never admits that it is wrong

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NOW, PLEASE

refute me?

No?

Okay then …

we’ll move on and here’s your ‘quote of the day’—

“All our perceived wisdom on healthy diets largely comes from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, when the main focus was on heart disease and diabetes.

But the world has moved on now and, as we know, the population is ageing rapidly.

“What we discovered in our research is that the diet guidelines formed in those past decades do not cover the whole field. The world is shifting gear and an ageing population is transitioning into old age – but the diet guidelines we hold dear do not apply to older people,” he says.

Another “Oh dear” and from:  CLICK HERE

BUT in the meantime—which means for the duration of the ‘fact’—lots of lovely money is milked made from the gullible by the unsavoury. A form of win/win, actually … now (and totally unrelated, I assure you): have you had your flu shots yet?

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2 REASONS

4 U 2 WELCOME  turk-e

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REASON ONE:

In the absence of welfare benefits, immigrants are usually the best of people because you get mobile, aggressive, and opportunity-seeking people that want to leave a dead old culture for a vibrant new one. The millions of immigrants who came to the US in the late 19th and early 20th centuries had zero in the way of state support.

REASON TWO:

But what is going on in Europe today is entirely different. The migrants coming to Europe aren’t being attracted by opportunity in the new land so much as the welfare benefits and the soft life. When they arrive, they expect free food, shelter, clothing, and entertainment—totally unlike past immigrants. For the most part they are unskilled and poorly educated. And 99% of them will stay that way, because it takes generations to change cultural attitudes. Few of them will ever become self-supporting.

I say again that someone wants control of the political/economic/military systems of the entire world. Dictatorship, on his terms … democracy? Hah! You wish (please put me in a bid for a nice Lotto win while you’re at it).

I say again that the endless floods of ‘refugees’ pouring into Europe are nothing less than a Fourth Generation Warfare weapon. Well targeted, well wielded; very well done in fact.

Can you think of why? Or by whom?

Don’t ask me—I’m just a daft old dog watching his world self destruct. Ask yourself

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(For source of quotes: CLICK HERE)

 

POSSESSION

DEMONIC

or otherwise. In this instance, otherwise. We’re talking ownership, which is the ‘sole discretion of usage and disposal of an asset‘.

pcIn brief: in town yesterday I chatted with a man and his lovely wife who showed me through the professional part of their premises, a studio they are running as a semi-museum tribute to a man long dead. After viewing I left with a mind to find out more about the guy who was out of touch with the realities of his day—by Victorian standards arguably insane but quite harmless with it. I sensed the presence of a kindred spirit …

IN THE COURSE

of a very brief web-search I galloped through digitised pages of the newspapers of his day and found references to the Maori and the mores of the times; which got me again to thinking about ownership/possession. It reinforces the notion—

You ‘own’ only that

which you can hold by force

against ALL comers

 

—and it becomes more important with every passing day. The American Indian was dispossessed by deliberate campaigns of force of arms—no ancestral rights or ‘custom and usage’ there; quite unpleasant in fact.

In New Zealand the Maori owned the place by simple (and vehemently denied) expedient of killing and gobbling the original owners; apparently peaceful and living in harmony with their lands they were no match for the savagery of the invading Maori coming from the north by sea.

The Maori was replaced as dominant power (owner) by the Pakeha, a white-skinned race from the other side of the world. After a few brief skirmishes they got together and thrashed out a deal, the place would come under Pakeha Law and everyone would be pals (with no more popping anyone off for the stewpot).

SO?

So one of the reasons the Maori lost his lands and ancestral rights was because he was impotent militarily in the face of ongoing floods of newcomers. So?

IT IS A NUMBERS GAME

that ‘we’ set up in good faith.

I look now to Europe, especially Scandinavia, Germany, Britain and other ‘civilised’ nations where ‘democracy’ rules. Hee hoo …

… hee hoo has the greater numbers in a democracy holds the power and (regardless~!) sets the rules.

AS A NOT ASIDE

and quite shamelessly I introduce a pet peeve—the Islamic invader. Native birthrates in Europe have fallen and with them native prosperity; the way of life is at risk unless the workforce can be replaced. So?

So some very clever folks in high places opened the doors of Europe to peoples of entirely different cultures in the hopes of averting what—for them—would be a disaster. They are importing Islamists (much higher birthrates) in huge numbers. So?

SO WHAT

do we know about Islam? In the first instance Islam is THE great religion of love, compassion, peace, and tolerance. (Any living Islamist will tell you that) (they don’t tell you that if born/inducted into Islam your only alternative is to stay Islamic or die.)

FIVE HUNDRED WORDS

and happy to stop here whilst I await your squawks of outrage. In the meantime here’s a couple of snaps of Joseph Hannan’s place in Invercargill, a contemporary-ish image and one I scored just yesterday—

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—time marches on and things change, no? For the better? Your call …

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