Turned my light down low

Simon & Garfunkel – The sound of Silence

Well as I write this its 18:10 and my brain in the last few days has become more silent. I am not saying that less horrible things are happening in this world or that I could not quickly find something terrible to tell you or terribly good for that matter.

But as for my ability or will to write about them now has diminished (for now). I have been working in my day job since lock down and am due to start my new job on the 13th July.

I have been preparing for this next chapter of my life. By walking into the city, shopping in the city and wearing my mask when I get the bus. But throughout all this preparation my will and ability to express myself on here has decreased.

It would be nice if the job goes well, covid-19 is defeated and politicians do the right thing by the whole of humanity and not just for their own pockets of supporters or potential supporters. I tend to criticise those in power the most because they are ultimately the ones that can actually save lives and make sh*t happen. The ones out of power are just peeing in the wind waiting for their next chance to get into office normally or at least that is how it seems to work in the UK from a shallow perspective.

I hope if you have got this far in reading this that you are well and continue to be well. I really have enjoyed writing every darn word and if you get bored anytime I dare you to look over old posts there is a lot of my heart and soul that has gone into making this thing.

I will try and continue to post on here but like I say my mind has become more silent of late and I don’t yet know what that means but it feels like a positive necessity to heal or recharge my batteries.

God bless us everyone.

Florence + The Machine – Shake it Out

There is no Planet B we are all natives to earth

So work for this planet like its the only one we have, becasue it is. Every little positive step is a step in the right direction. Think fair, shop fair, act fair. Support the local, act global define what is your normal.

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White Buffalo Calf Woman (Lakȟótiyapi: Ptesáŋwiŋ)[1] or White Buffalo Maiden is a sacred woman of supernatural origin, central to the Lakota religion as the primary cultural prophet. Oral traditions relate that she brought the “Seven Sacred Rites” to the Lakota people.

Buffalo are considered sacred to many of the Plains nations, who often consider them linked to creation, medicine and bringers of sacred messages from the ancestors.[2]

Legend of the white buffalo calf woman
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Oh what a Hunt!

Donald Trump Jr’s rare sheep hunt ‘cost US taxpayers $75,000’

Extinction for fun

President Donald Trump’s eldest son and grandson took a hunting trip to Mongolia last year that reportedly cost US taxpayers over $75,000 (£59,000).

Donald Trump Jr shot a rare mountain sheep and met the country’s president, according to the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (Crew).

Most of the money went to their Secret Service protection, the group said.

Researchers say the Trump family take 12 times as many trips as the Obamas.

The Crew report accuses the Trump family of draining the Secret Services’ finances with their average of 1,000 more trips per year, many for leisure, than the previous first family.

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Righteous indignation

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Righteous indignation is typically a reactive emotion of anger over mistreatment, insult, or malice of another. It is akin to what is called the sense of injustice. In some Christian doctrines, righteous anger is considered the only form of anger which is not sinful, e.g., when Jesus drove the money lenders out of the temple (Gospel of Matthew 21).

Florence & the Machine – Landscape

With all that is going on at the moment I have been this morning trying to square the circle concerning righteous anger and this does appear to be the case above according to Christian doctrine. Though I am not a Christian I would say that Christianity is most certainly the root of my teachings. At a young age I attended Sunday school and was known affectionately by others as and identified as a bible basher.

(Bible-basher noun informal Britishnoun: Bible-basher; plural noun: Bible-bashers

  1. a person who expounds or follows the teachings of the Bible in an aggressively evangelical way.)

Then at Secondary school during my A Levels I went on to study Christian Theology. My grades were very poor put I did pass the course. At that time I had lost faith in the concept of Jesus Christ as my personal saviour and so had a very sceptical view of Christian Perspectives and motives. I appreciated Christianities Theological Righteousness, but had no concept of a living breathing Jesus in my heart or in the world or accepting him as my own personal saviour.

One of many things that pushes me away from all mainstream religions is that they all claim to offer you a pass to heaven and God if you do exactly what they say, teach and preach and that there’s is the only true God.

I know many good people that have passed and if they have gone to your hell to me hell can’t be as hellish as you claim it to be. According to each religion I am sure I would be able to point out millions of souls over the millennia that will never get a chance to go to your heaven and millions of souls that can obey your rules and go to your heaven that might in fact ultimately be very bad people.

So this concept of defining who does and does not go to heaven or hell, does generate within me a certain Righteous indignation.

Seal “Crazy”

Mystic Redemption

redemption

/rɪˈdɛm(p)ʃ(ə)n/

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noun

noun: redemption; plural noun: redemptions

  1. 1.

the action of saving or being saved from sin, error, or evil.

“God’s plans for the redemption of his world”

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saving

saving/freeing from sin

vindication

·  absolution

  • a thing that saves someone from error or evil.

“his marginalization from the Hollywood jungle proved to be his redemption”

·  2.

the action of regaining or gaining possession of something in exchange for payment, or clearing a debt.

“the peasants found the terms of redemption unattractive”

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retrieval

recovery

reclamation

repossession

Mystic

/ˈmɪstɪk/

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noun

noun: mystic; plural noun: mystics

  1. a person who seeks by contemplation and self-surrender to obtain unity with or absorption into the Deity or the absolute, or who believes in the spiritual apprehension of truths that are beyond the intellect.

“the poetry of the 16th-century Spanish mystic, St John of the Cross”

adjective

adjective: mystic

  1. another term for mystical.

Origin

Middle English (in the sense ‘mystical meaning’): from Old French mystique, or via Latin from Greek mustikos, from mustēs ‘initiated person’ from muein ‘close the eyes or lips’, also ‘initiate’. The current sense of the noun dates from the late 17th century.

Whether you see a sunsetting or a sunrising the photo is still the same.

To live a love of hate

No matter what your colour, creed or race to discriminate due to colour, creed or race will only lead to hate

hate/heɪt/ Learn to pronounce verbverb: hate; 3rd person present: hates; past tense: hated; past participle: hated; gerund or present participle: hating

  1. feel intense dislike for.”the boys hate each other” h Similar:loathe

detest dislike greatly abhorabominate despise execrate feel aversion towards feel revulsion towards feel hostile towards be repelled by be revolted by regard with disgust not be able to bear/standbe unable to stomach find intolerable shudder atrecoil from shrink from hate someone’s guts disrelish h Opposite : love like

  • have a strong aversion to (something).”he hates flying”
  • used politely to express one’s regret or embarrassment at doing something.”I hate to bother you” h Similar:be sorry

be reluctant be loath be unwilling be disinclined regret dislike not like

    • hesitate
    • informal express strong dislike for; criticize or abuse.”I can’t hate on them for trying something new”

nounnoun: hate

  1. intense dislike.”feelings of hate and revenge” h Similar:loathing

hatred detestation dislike distaste abhorrence abomination execration resentment aversion hostility illwill illfeeling bad feeling enmity animosity antagonism antipathy bitterness animus revulsion disgust contempt repugnance odiumrancour disrelish h Opposite :love liking

  • denoting hostile actions motivated by intense dislike or prejudice.modifier noun: hate“a hate campaign”
  • informalan intensely disliked person or thing.plural noun: hates“Richard’s pet hate is filling in his tax returns” h Similar:bugbear

bane bogey buga boopet aversion thorn in one’s flesh/sidebane of one’s lifebête noire

    • h Opposite:favourite thing

Origin

Religious views of Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler’s religious beliefs have been a matter of debate. Historians regard Hitler as having anti-Christian[1] and anti-atheist views.[2]

Hitler was born to a practicing Catholic mother, and was baptized in the Roman Catholic Church. In 1904, he was confirmed at the Roman Catholic Cathedral in Linz, Austria, where the family lived.[3] According to John Willard Toland, witnesses indicate that Hitler’s confirmation sponsor had to “drag the words out of him … almost as though the whole confirmation was repugnant to him”.[4] Rissmann notes that, according to several witnesses who lived with Hitler in a men’s home in Vienna, he never again attended Mass or received the sacraments after leaving home at 18 years old.[5]

In his book Mein Kampf and in public speeches prior to and in the early years of his rule, Hitler expressed himself as a Christian.[6][7][8] Hitler and the Nazi party promoted “Positive Christianity“,[9] a movement which rejected most traditional Christian doctrines such as the divinity of Jesus, as well as Jewish elements such as the Old Testament.[10][11] In one widely quoted remark, he described Jesus as an “Aryan fighter” who struggled against “the power and pretensions of the corrupt Pharisees”[12] and Jewish materialism.[13] In his private diaries, Goebbels wrote in April 1941 that though Hitler was “a fierce opponent” of the Vatican and Christianity, “he forbids me to leave the church. For tactical reasons.”[14]

Hitler’s regime launched an effort toward coordination of German Protestants under a unified Protestant Reich Church (but this was resisted by the Confessing Church), and moved early to eliminate political Catholicism.[15] Hitler agreed to the Reich concordat with the Vatican, but then routinely ignored it, and permitted persecutions of the Catholic Church.[16] Smaller religious minorities faced harsher repression, with the Jews of Germany expelled for extermination on the grounds of Nazi racial ideology. Jehovah’s Witnesses were ruthlessly persecuted for refusing both military service and allegiance to Hitler’s movement. Although he was prepared to delay conflicts for political reasons, historians conclude that he ultimately intended the destruction of Christianity in Germany, or at least its distortion or subjugation to a Nazi outlook.[17]

Violence begets violence

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to navigationJump to search For the album by Jedi Mind Tricks, see Violence Begets Violence.

It Shoots Further Than He Dreams by John F. Knott, March 1918.

The phrase “violence begets violence” (or “hate begets hate”) means that violent behaviour promotes other violent behaviour, in return. The phrase has been used since the 1830s.[1]

Violence begets violence is a concept described in the Gospel of Matthew, verse 26:52.[2][3][4] The passage depicts a disciple (identified in the Gospel of John as Saint Peter) drawing a sword to defend against the arrest of Jesus but being told to sheath his weapon:

“Put your sword back in its place,” Jesus said to him, “for all who draw the sword will die by the sword.”[5]

Words by Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. (1929–1968) used the phrase when saying:[6][7][8]

Hate begets hate; violence begets violence; toughness begets a greater toughness. We must meet the forces of hate with the power of love… Our aim must never be to defeat or humiliate the white man, but to win his friendship and understanding.[6]

Charitable Goods

So I have just been online and ordered some Blue Ray films that I have not seen yet which look kind of interesting. I opted for the budget second hand ones that are a few years old at least as there the cheapest and I am a cheap skate.

So I have a nice wooden TV stand with which is nearly full and I then start trying to sort the films out and realised there are DVD’s I have kept for years with which some of the films I even have two copies of and some I have never even watched or wanted to. I sort them into ones that I like and ones that I do not need any more so can recycle.

I don’t need any money for them but I know some charities will beenfit from them. It turns out the charity shops are closed at the moment but what I have done is put the DVD aside and I will wait untiil they are open again and then give them the films.

I also have a Salvation Army shop at the end of my road so I can donate my DVD’s and unneeded clothes there to and if we are still on lock down I can incorporate it into my daily walk. If I could post items to them I have some spare boxes here and I would be prepared to do that to.

I also have an I shall contact them later and see what they say. Charity donations are going through the floor at the moment due to so many people being made redundant so every little helps.

If you’re having a sort out why not donate to one of your local charities. It has also made me think about when I die and what to say in my will I think for my possessions that can be donated that is what I will do, seeing as how I am single with no children and do not want someone else to have the hassle of sorting the stuff out I can donate it to a charity.

I have a will from my mum too and here house is like a labyrinth of beautiful stuff which I thought I would have the hassle of having to sell buy again I think I will try to have most of it recycled and donated to charity now. So it can go to someone that really wants it and also a charity will benefit too.

While you were sleeping

The aristocracy of the world if you are reading this in a wealthy country that is you and me. Are you worrying about how much you love each other and how much God loves you. Well while you were having your own personal melt down and ego trip you were blind to the true suffering on this earth.

Many citizens of the global planet are slaves to your and mine need to buy products in our shops to satisy our own desires.

Some of the new western fashion for egos of the righteous aristocrats are those that post photos of dead animals on their websites and facebook pages boasting about how righteous they are becasue they choose to not eat meat. Well woopy fecking do for them.

How much money do they spend on foods that are grown all across the globe by those potentially living on just $1 a day so that they can veganisatically or vegitarianly pat themselves on the back and boast about how self-righteous them and their friends are and how dam great they are and that they are the future – self centred aristocratic muppets.

What about those that indigenios tribes that live by traditional means around the globe uising the raw materials of nature in order to survive are you that much of a eateary zelot that you would advocate them stopping there traditional methods of survival and living?

What about the land that has been desined to be harvested and cradle planet and animal stock alike for thousands of years.

What gives you the right to advocate that. Veganism or vegitariansim while ignoring the plight of the planet is in any way morally superior, to me it is the logic of a machine not a living organism. The plants that we eat all have a life force and just becasue you don’t hear them scream as you take them out of the ground does not mean that their life force is any more or less sacred than the animals that you no longer put in your mouths.

If you want to eat chemically synthasised stodge and none living engineered slop instead of living organisms then you might as well sign you up to be plugged into the machine and downloaded now.

And while that is being argued the toss over what have you done for those starving in the world today or are you too busy selfmasterventing on how great you and your fellow rich bible bashers or vegi ravers are?

Millions could die in ‘multiple famines of biblical proportions’ in pandemic, UN warns

Millions could die in ‘multiple famines of biblical proportions’ in pandemic, UN warns

By Leonardo Blair, Christian Post Reporter | Thursday, April 23, 2020 Facebook Twitter Email Print

Children collect grain spilt on the field from gunny bags that ruptured upon ground impact following a food drop from a plane at a village in Ayod county, South Sudan, where World Food Program have just carried out a food drop of grain and supplementary aid on February 6, 2020. | AFP via Getty Images/TONY KARUMBA

An estimated 300,000 people could begin starving to death daily in “multiple famines of biblical proportions” within months amid the coronavirus pandemic, warned head of the World Food Program David Beasley.

Describing the coronavirus pandemic as “the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II” in a presentation to the United Nations Security Council Tuesday, Beasley warned that the number of people suffering from hunger could go from 135 million to more than 250 million and urgent action was needed, especially when it comes to vulnerable populations in conflict-driven countries.

“If we can’t reach these people with the life-saving assistance they need, our analysis shows that 300,000 people could starve to death every single day over a three-month period,” Beasley said.

He requested $350 million in new funding to set up a network of logistics hubs to keep worldwide humanitarian supply chains moving while urging warring factions in conflict-driven countries to allow them to serve people at risk of hunger.

“If we don’t prepare and act now — to secure access, avoid funding shortfalls and disruptions to trade — we could be facing multiple famines of biblical proportions within a short few months,” he said.

The Global Report on Food Crises 2020, a consensus-based assessment of acute food insecurity situations around the world by 16 partner organizations, noted that the 135 million people recorded in 2019 as suffering from hunger was the highest in the four years since the report was first published. The current situation, the report notes, is likely to be much worse as it did not factor in the shock of the coronavirus pandemic.

“The acute food insecurity forecasts for 2020 were produced before COVID-19 became a pandemic and do not account for its likely impact in food crisis countries,” the report said.

While conflict was reported as the main driver of food insecurity in 2019, weather extremes and economic shocks were also noted as significant.

More than half of the 77 million acutely food insecure people in countries where conflict was identified as the primary driver were in the Middle East and Asia. Africa was reported as having the largest numbers of acutely food-insecure people in need of assistance in countries badly affected by weather events, particularly in the Horn of Africa and Southern Africa, followed by Central America and Pakistan.

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“While COVID-19 does not discriminate, the 55 countries and territories that are home to 135 million acutely food-insecure people in need of urgent humanitarian food and nutrition assistance are the most vulnerable to the consequences of this pandemic as they have very limited or no capacity to cope with either the health or socioeconomic aspects of the shock,” the report noted.

“These countries may face an excruciating trade-off between saving lives or livelihoods or, in a worst-case scenario, saving people from the corona virus to have them die from hunger. To prevent these tens of millions of people already facing food crises from succumbing to the virus or to its economic consequences, all actors need to mobilize and coordinate along a set of operational and strategic priorities.”

In an interview with the BBC, Beasley who recently recovered from the coronavirus, said an estimated 30 million people could die in a matter of months if the U.N. did not secure more food and funding.

WFP’s senior economist, Arif Husain, said, “It is a hammer blow for millions more who can only eat if they earn a wage.” He added that the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic was potentially catastrophic for millions “who are already hanging by a thread.”

“Lockdowns and global economic recession have already decimated their nest eggs. It only takes one more shock — like Covid-19 — to push them over the edge. We must collectively act now to mitigate the impact of this global catastrophe,” he said.

Don’t feel like you have to give a dam because your Jesus loves you and your sinfull life in your rich aristocratic lifestyle of the developed world.

And they call you the evolved and educated. More like the blind, sleeping and ignorant. Happy self isolation and self serving.

God bless and try and make sure you pray at the alter of the right God

Love thy neigbour

Baal Shem Tov – Wikipediaen.wikipedia.org › wiki › Baal_Shem_Tov

Rabbi Israel ben Eliezer (born circa 1698, died 21 May 1760), known as the Baal Shem Tov (Hebrew: בעל שם טוב, /ˌbɑːl ˈʃɛm ˌtʊv, ˌtʊf/) or as the BeShT, was a Jewish mystic and healer from Poland, who is regarded as the founder of Hasidic Judaism.

Love thy neighbor as thyself. A version of the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. First found in the Old Testament. Jesus tells the parable of the Good Samaritan to illustrate this commandment.

If you know a friend or neighbor is vulnerable in your local community why not phone, knock on their door or drop them a letter to check how they are doing and see if they are ok. Make sure you give them your phone number so they can speak to you.Together we stand divided we fail. Thank you so much if you are willing and able to help.

Emergency services

Warning as UK coronavirus outbreak leads to sharp rise in deaths at home

A&E chiefs believe many people who could be saved are too scared to go to hospital

Denis CampbellSarah Marsh and Sarah Johnson

Thu 16 Apr 2020 07.18 BSTFirst published on Wed 15 Apr 2020 21.09 BST

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Paramedics say they are attending far more emergencies when the patient is already dead.
 Paramedics say they are attending far more emergencies when the patient is already dead. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA

The coronavirus crisis has led to a sharp rise in the number of seriously ill people dying at home because they are reluctant to call for an ambulance, doctors and paramedics have warned.

Minutes of a remote meeting held by London A&E chiefs last week obtained by the Guardian reveal that dozens more people than usual are dying at home of a cardiac arrest – potentially related to coronavirus – each day before ambulance crews can reach them.

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And as the chair of the Royal College of GPs said that doctors were noticing a spike in the number of people dying at home, paramedics across the country said in interviews that they were attending more calls where patients were dead when they arrived.

The A&E chiefs’ minutes said that on the weekend of 4-5 April the number of 999 calls in which someone had had a cardiac arrest rose from 55 a day in normal times to 140. Most of the people concerned died, doctors said.

The minutes also reveal acute concern among senior medics that seriously ill patients are not going to A&E or dialling 999 because they are afraid or do not wish to be a burden.

“People don’t want to go near hospital,” the document said. “As a result salvageable conditions are not being treated.”

The stark warning of another hidden toll caused by the pandemic followed the Guardian’s disclosure that hundreds of victims dying in care homes were not being included in official counts – with fears that the toll has since grown to thousands.

Those dying at home of coronavirus would also not be included in the initial daily government updates.

With the number of patients attending A&E plummeting, NHS leaders moved last week to urge the public to continue to seek help if they have a serious health problem. An NHS spokesperson said: “Anybody who needs urgent help – people experiencing heart failure, or expectant mums worried about their baby – should absolutely come forward and seek help from their local NHS.

“There is no doubt that, as the chief medical officer said, coronavirus is putting more pressure on NHS services, but NHS staff are freeing up thousands more beds for critical care whilst also keeping other essential services running, so parents, relatives and anyone worried about their health should continue to use their NHS.”

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The minutes of the online meeting, held on Monday 6 April, said that “some patients [are] coming to harm as not coming in or being brought in”.

“Patients with conditions that are time critical re not presenting and concerns rising as to how we manage these patients, eg, no longer able to perform an open appendectomy [for an inflamed appendix],” they continue.

A&E doctors believe that many of the extra deaths from cardiac arrest are due to Covid-19 which, by making it difficult for someone to breathe, puts serious strain on their heart. “Of these 85 extra cardiac arrest deaths a day in London, they must be mainly Covid,” said the head of one A&E department.

Leading medical organisations have voiced anxiety that some people are inadvertently damaging their own health, and even risking their life, by shunning NHS care. People are either too scared to go to hospital or do not want to add to the strain on the NHS when it is under its greatest ever pressure with Covid-19, they said.

“GPs are noticing an increase in people dying in the community, often at home,” said Prof Martin Marshall, the chair of the Royal College of GPs (RCGP). “If patients are dying at home because they are fearful of seeking medical attention, or concerned about being a burden, then it is incredibly concerning.

“We would reassure them that the NHS is here for them, and we will do whatever we can to keep them as safe as possible when they access care.”Quick guide

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Paramedics in London, other parts of England and Northern Ireland have told the Guardian how they are turning up at unprecedentedly large number of incidents where the ROLE – recognition of life extinct – procedure has been carried out because the patient is already dead.

“We are going to more people that we are pronouncing dead. We’d average one a week normally, but I had days a week ago when I was doing three or four a day,” said one London ambulance service (LAS) paramedic.

Sources at the LAS said that its crews are attending many more 999 calls than usual involving a cardiac arrest where the person has already passed away. It is unclear how many are occurring in people with Covid-19, said officials, speaking anonymously.

Those dying at home include people whose underlying health is poor because they have pre-existing conditions, and then they get Covid-19, according to a paramedic with the East of England Ambulance Service.

“For some with diabetes or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease it wouldn’t take much to tip them over the edge,” the paramedic said. “It’s quite scary. there are lots more out there that aren’t being counted.

“People are being told to self-isolate, they get poorly at home and speak to doctors or NHS 111 before they call us. They get to the point where they are already very poorly. Perhaps they’re on their own or haven’t recognised [how unwell they are].”

Dr Katherine Henderson, the president of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, which represents A&E doctors, said she was worried that the recent 29% fall in people attending A&E may mean that people who need urgent medical help are not seeking it.

“We are concerned that some people, particularly parents of young children, might not be seeking medical help when they probably need it for fear of contracting Covid-19.

“Some may also not be seeking help as they worry about adding pressure to the NHS at a time of crisis. But patients should not risk their health – and lives – by staying away as part of an understandable but undue effort to help the NHS. They should seek help if they need it – it is what we are here for.”

Dr Simon Walsh, the British Medical Association’s lead for emergency care, voiced his unease too.

“While it’s understandable that there may be fewer broken bones and sprains because of the confinement, the reduction in patients with diseases such as heart attacks, strokes and appendicitis, which we would expect to occur at a relatively constant rate at any one time of the year, is of concern.”

Marshall, the chair of the RCGP, added: “It’s vital that during this Covid-19 pandemic people continue to seek medical attention for conditions and illnesses unrelated to the virus – and if it’s an emergency, that they call 999 for help.

“The last thing we want is for patients to wait too long before seeking help, and that help arriving too late as a result.”