“He is also credited with having fought the Air Ministry so that fighter planes were equipped with bullet proof wind shields.”
I need do more research but I understand that the same anti-social git even advocated putting guns into Britain’s fighter planes. Honestly, some people! Have they no respect for the ‘noise pollution’ laws, and the fact that falling empties might break the panes in some bugger’s greenhouse?
TESTIMONIALS, HAVE WE?
Surely not. We’re much too clever for that … or at least, our beloved and personally elected officials are. (So there!)
The prime minister, Scott Morrison, has attempted to rally member nations of the WHO to support an independent inquiry into the origins and spread of the coronavirus …
But China is seemingly unwilling to co-operate and has issued veiled threats over whether Chinese citizens would continue to travel to Australia and purchase the country’s products.
This week, the state-controlled People’s Daily lashed out at Scott Morrison as deserving “a slap in the face” for trying to blame the Covid-19 pandemic on the communist state, warning any push for an independent inquiry into the virus’ origins will spark a travel and trade boycott.
Hey … don’t ask me, I’m just an impartial spectator here. Ask yourself, you’re clever. Australians, ahhhh … almost the same as people, bless ’em! And as a people myself, I know which side my butter is breaded on and when not to eat the hand that feeds me. Now, an aside—
Facts are for egg-noodles and counters of the executive bean. Our futures lie in trends. (You know, them pattern fings we read about, Guv.)
Which is me, though, to a ‘t’. I look for patterns, I integrate observed rates and make predictions based on elementary calculations and subconscious conclusions.
GIGO rules, in fact … so I try always to verify:
if it looks good,
it must be true*.
For me. For you? Who knows …now ponder how many folks out there believe in God. Christ. Moses. Abraham. Allah. Buddha. Vishnu. Thor. Odin. Krishna. Viracocha. Isis. The Great Earthworm … and I wonder if in my naive irrationality I may not be no more loopy than the rest of ’em. But here’s a refreshing statement I just pulled in from some university bound egg-noodle in New Zealand—
“It’s a bit like the road toll. If you have a bad weekend or a good day, or a bad day, it is the pattern that you’re after…”
—and who could possibly argue with an egg-noodle?
“Oh … WOW!
* Or not … anyway, quote is from: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12329102
“Economically, Italy finds itself facing two problems: The government must set up bailout packages that it can’t actually afford. And it needs to manage the crisis quickly and with as little red tape as possible. It must make vast improvements over how things have been handled thus far.”
Can we not see a ‘Wave Of Change’ about to sweep the planet?
I offer you a word for you, the wise—
Be very wary of anyone,
offering you the answer
—especially answers that surrender what little is left of your sovereignty. (A clue here, I am an old dog and have no investment in the future. My genes enter history when I do. But your own good self?)
WHY WAR CREATES
not only ‘strange bedfellows’ but folks who are just a little bit … different … and who are often withdrawn, deeply introspective, given to outbursts for provocations seen as minor and who even often dwell in a world apart from the rest of us.
WHAT SURPRISES ME
is how so very many normal folks can effectively ‘take it in their stride’ and simply get on with life. Do they ever ‘turn to God’? Apparently, I’m told, some do—there is a saying beloved of Goddists that “There are no atheists in foxholes”.
Thank God, then, for foxholes, no?*
So warfare is just one of God’s cute little ‘teaching aids’ (engineered by Him some fourteen thousand million years ago before He omnisciently created the universe)—and so all of us ungrateful bastards should be thankful for His methods of trying to draw us into His holy Kingdom?
Rather than me spending the rest of the day bleating, try visiting this link—
—for the source of this wee quote:
“Returned servicemen didn’t want to talk about war.
“It was seen as taboo. They bottled it up because they weren’t able to talk about the things they had seen and wanted it to be in the past.”
Partly right, even.
But to talk about something requires a common language. So now go hug a veteran … and be careful not to get bitten.
* Who else? (Trick question—be careful here.)
I’ve just blitzed
(if I may use the word) a library book on the Normandy landings and the ensuing Normandy campaign in WW2. On a subsequent Googolising whim I ended up in u-toobe with this serendipitatious happenstance viewing—
Which is actually narrated (with rather unBritish enthusiasm) by the guy who wrote the book:
—which he holds during his delivery. And well he should, it’s rather good, and it may even enter history as the Definitive work on the Normandy campaign from D-day planning through to kaputulation (if I may be allowed such a word).
The book is, literally, an eye-opener …
‘OF THE BOOK’—
once in the ball park we might refine definitions to be more precise. In this Christian region then, let’s do just that—
“Seventh Day Adventist!”
Bugger it … I could be here for the rest of the week, I’ll do a double-cheat now and ask good ol’ Wiki 🙂
- Historical Protestantism – 300–400 million
- Modern Protestantism – 400–500 million
The most common estimate of the number of Eastern Orthodox Christians worldwide is 225–300 million, forming a single communion, making it the second largest, single Christian denomination behind the Catholic Church. These are the adherents of the recognized Orthodox jurisdictions (autocephalous and autonomous churches) that are in full communion with each other. In addition, there are some Orthodox splinter groups and non-universally recognized churches.
- Autocephalous churches – 230 million
- Autonomous churches – 13 million
- Non-universally recognized churches – 24 million
- Other separated Orthodox groups – 6 million
- Anglican Communion – 80 million
- Continuing Anglican movement and independent churches – 0.4 million
Oriental Orthodox churches are the churches descended from those that rejected the Council of Chalcedon in 451. Despite the similar name, they are therefore a different branch of Christianity from the Eastern Orthodox (see above).
- Autocephalous churches – 78.7 million
- Autonomous churches – 0.01 million
- Churches not in communion – 0.07 million
Note that these groups are quite distinct from orthodox Trinitarian restorationist groups such as the Disciples of Christ, despite some shared history.
- Latter Day Saint movement (Mormonism) – 16.4 million
- Jehovah’s Witnesses – 8.5 million 
- Oneness Pentecostalism – 6 million
- Minor denominations – 4.4 million
Miscellaneous branches – 2 million
- Reformed Eastern Christianity – 1.1 million
- Former Church of the East (Nestorianism) – 0.6 million
- Messianic Judaism – 0.3 million
(Bloody hell~! A joke’s a joke but mine coffee has gotten colden — if you knew me at all, you’d know that is something SERIOUS!)