Diary

At the start of this writing it is still Sunday, 30th of August 2020, but close to midnight already!

Peter and I, we still enjoy good food and fresh air and sunshine! For lunch I cooked a very likable Vegetarian meal today. (I think, Peter liked it too!) It was lots of different vegies with a cheese sauce. As a desert we had sour cherries (that came in a glass from Poland!) as well as some fresh cream and custard. We also had some chilled muscat wine.

And yes, we had a most beautiful sunny day today. So, I spent a lot of time outside, meaning, for hours I was just sitting or lying down in the sun! Sometimes, I went to sleep for a bit. In the afternoon Peter joined me in the sun for a while. We each had a glass of chilled ginger beer. This was so good!

Later on we watched a German movie on television. I soon went to sleep. I also went to sleep watching the evening news. Later on I was awake for a while watching ‘Vera’. Before ‘Vera’ was finished, I went to sleep again, probably for hours. When I woke up around ten o’clock, Peter was still awake. We soon reminded ourselves that tomorrow is Monday and we have doctors’ appointments. By 8 o’clock we have to be in the Medical Centre here in Dapto. That means getting ready on time we ought to be up by 6 o’clock. Reluctantly, we both made an attempt to get ready for bed. I think it was about 11 o’clock when finally we were both lying in bed. Peter was very tired, and he soon went to sleep after having helped me along with taking my blood presure again. Actually this was once more an immense struggle for me. Just to establish a reading on the monitor was so difficult for me!

When I realised, that Peter had gone to sleep already and that I was not quite ready for sleep, I actually decided it was better for me to get up for a bit of whisky.

Well, I did have this bit of whisky, and now I am glad that I ended up having a bit of time at the computer. In the meantime, it is already a bit past midnight. Time for me to go to bed again. I am sure, I am going to have a wonderful sleep now.

The Caretaker.

I like this story!

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He Was Just A School Janitor, Until One Day Students Discovered His Secret  | WorldTravelling

Kylee Clements always came home from work to an empty kitchen. She came from her work as principle of the Hudson Street Primary school always in an agitated manner, primarily because of certain incidents that bedevilled her at the school, mostly concerning the behaviour of students and parents reacting to certain students there, or because her husband, now recently unemployed lacked what she considered “ attention to her implicit instructions” to fix this or that maintenance problem or purchased the wrong brand of product from the supermarket when she had made it perfectly clear that if he’d just looked at the nutrition values there on the label, he would have seen that the carbohydrates per hundred grams were by far too many for one with her condition!!…IF he’d just had taken time to read the label.

“Heaven’s knows it is not a difficult matter for one to do” she insisted…

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TODAY IN BERLIN: THE FIRST TO GO – DOROTHY THOMPSON’S EXPULSION FROM BERLIN AND NAZI GERMANY

I hope many people are going to read this!

KREUZBERGED: BERLIN COMPANION

She described him as “formless, almost faceless, a man whose countenance is a caricature, a man whose framework seems cartilaginous, without bones. He is inconsequent and voluble, ill poised and insecure. He is the very prototype of the little man.” And later added, with more than just a touch of derision: “I bet he crooks his little finger when he drinks his tea.”

For Adolf Hitler, who had his real or perceived enemies – including former friends – tortured, slayed or sent to concentration camps, and who never forgot or forgave a slight, these words written by an US foreign correspondent in Berlin, Dorothy Thompson, could have sealed her fate. Luckily for her, being an American and a celebrity, for the time being she was out of Nazi henchmen’s reach.

But revenge had to be taken. Adolf Hitler despised this outspoken, self-assured woman who dared make a fool out of…

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Hidden History: The 1989 US Invasion of Panama

We should not forget that these things happened!

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Invasion

(Spanish with English subtitles)

Directed by Abner Benaim (2014)

Film Review

This is a Panamanian documentary about the 1989 US invasion of Panama killing an estimated 1,000 civilians.

In addition to reenacting aspects of the invasion, the filmmakers interview a range of people affected by it, including residents of low income areas of Panama City shelled and firebombed by US forces, Noriega aids who arranged for him to seek sanctuary in the Vatican embassy, a former staff person from the embassy, and wealthy Panamanians who supported the invasion.

The most moving accounts are those of civilians whose family members were killed or seriously injured in the US assault. Most US and Panamanian young people have little knowledge of the invasion because it isn’t taught in school. Low income Panamanians over 40 supported Noriega’s nationalist ambitions and opposed the US invasion. Wealthier residents accepted the US pretext of ridding the…

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Pictures from Monday, the 5th of December 2016

It was interesting for me to read again what happened at the beginning of December 2016!

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Wollongong Hospital The old  Entrance of Wollongong Hospital at Crown Street

At Wollongong Mall At Wollongong Mall

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The other side of Wollongong Hospital The other side of Wollongong Hospital

This month there are two birthdays to celebrate in our family, namely on the 5th and on the 9th of December. Instead of on Monday, we celebrated Monika’s birthday two days early, that was Saturday. We may have to celebrate Caroline’s birthday somewhat later because tomorrow, Friday the 9th, is the day when Peter has to go to hospital. We hope it wont be too long before Peter can go back home again.

Last Monday Peter had to go to the hospital for another blood test. We went into Wollongong by bus. There’s a bus stop right in front of the hospital. We thought that this was great. We liked that better than having to struggle to find some parking for the car. At the hospital Peter did not have to wait…

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Diary

Today is the 22nd of August 2020. Caroline took Peter to the hospital. They are still waiting in Emergency. I don’t know yet, when I can see Peter. He is supposed to have another procedure done on Tuesday. But the doctors wanted him to be in the hospital already now so they can do some monitoring.

The Statin Disaster, Important Updates regarding Coronavirus-related prevention or treatment

https://www.drbrownstein.com/the-statin-disaster-p/statindisaster.htm’

Description

“Statins are the most profitable drugs in the history of Big Pharma. Statins fail to prevent or treat heart disease for almost everyone who takes them and they are causing more harm than any other class of medications. In fact, statins are effective for approximately 1% who take them. In other words, statins fail 99% who take them.

Cholesterol is not a harmful substance. In fact, it is an essential substance that is needed by every cell in the body. We cannot live without adequate amounts of cholesterol. You will learn what steps you can take to prevent becoming a heart patient and how to holistically treat heart disease. Dr. Brownstein will show you why the cholesterol = heart disease hypothesis is a failed paradigm. . . .”

https://www.drbrownstein.com/

Important Updates

Dear CHM Patients-I want to let you know that we have been ordered by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to stop making any statements about our treatment protocols of Vitamins A, C and D as well as nutritional IV’s, iodine, ozone and nebulization to support the immune system with respect to Coronavirus Diseases 2019 (COVID-19).

According to this letter:

“It is unlawful under the FTC Act, 15 U.S.C Sec. 41 et seq. to advertise that a product or service can prevent, treat, or cure human disease unless you possess competent and reliable scientific evidence, including, when appropriate, well-controlled human clinical studies, substantiating that the claims are true at the time they are made. For COVID-19, no such study is currently known to exist for the products or services identified above. Thus, any Coronavirus-related prevention or treatment claims regarding such products or services are not supported by competent and reliable scientific evidence. You must immediately cease making all such claims.”

Read my blog to learn about my game plan as we take this time out to re-group. Just click on the blog link: ‘There Is Still Hope Out There and We Are Taking Time Out To Re-Group”

To All Our Health! ~DrB

Revisit HodgePodge on Tuesday

I just love this post by Janbeek. This is why I reblog it. 🙂

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Ya gotta read this post!
It’s full of gorgeous flowers from
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and you don’t want to miss seeing more!
It’s full of a variety of humor and thoughtfulness!

Do you know the word “HodgePodge”??
Is it real or is it one that my mom made up?
When I put it in Pexels to look for a picture,
nothing came up.
But my iPhone dictionary had it!
Here are some synonyms:

  • jumble
  • mishmash
  • collection
  • combination
  • medley
  • miscellany
  • potpourri
  • melange

Don’t you love the concept? It doesn’t say “junk” (which is often what I thought of when I used the word hodgepodge). No, not junk… just a mishmash of unrelated ideas or an assortment of things that can actually be related – like this meat on a grill.

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A hodgepodge of meats

Need to Share

Today’s blog is a mishmash – a hodgepodge of various things…

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Diary

“Victorian MP urges the NSW Government to show more compassion for terminally ill at border”

Our son Martin did sent us a link to this article. So this is the border between Victoria and New South Wales, Australia. Our son lives in rural Victoria, and Peter and I live some 800 km away in the Illawarra of NSW. Peter has been diagnosed with terminally bladder cancer and a very vulnerable heart. For how long is that going to last that our retired son Martin is not allowed to visit us for just a few days? It is very frustrating that we have to wait for ‘final days’ (or the funeral) to have our son visiting again for a few days! I am close to 86 and my husband Peter is 85. Our two daughters live in NSW and both have full time jobs and work from home.

ABC Goulburn Murray / 

By Amber Jacobs

The Key points to this article are as follows:

  • Exemptions are given for people attending a funeral or if a family member is in their final days
  • No exemption is given for people who need to provide care for a terminally ill person
  • Families are calling for permission to cross the Victoria-NSW border to care for sick family members

In this article you can find several examples how this border crossing is affecting families with terminally ill people that need caring!

Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men

Perez cites research revealing that doctors (of both sexes) continually misdiagnosis life threatening illness in women as “hysterical” or “in their head.” They still fail to recognize that many common illnesses (for example heart attacks*) present differently in women.

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Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men

By Caroline Criado Perez

Vintage Books (2019)

Book Review

Although women make up over 50% of the global population, under patriarchy there’s a perverse tendency for political and social institutions to regard “male” as the default sex and “female” as an aberration. The result, according to author Caroline Criado Perez, is major suffering for women in three main primary areas 1) society’s failure to accommodate major ways women’s bodies are different from men’s, 2) society’s failure to acknowledge the vast amount of unpaid work women perform, and 3) society’s failure to address the ubiquitous threat of male violence against women.

The most serious threat to women’s lives occurs in the medical and military/security area, owing to the failure of doctors and military planners to appreciate distinct features of women’s anatomy and physiology. Perez cites research revealing that doctors (of…

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