Monthly Archives: February 2013

Children and Music in Uzbekistan! Amazing!

You have to see this to believe it. If you want to be energized and motivated for the day then watch this little boy Edward Yudenich, 7 years, conducting the Student Orchestra of the State Conservatoire of Usbekistan. You can learn conducting in half a year and to play the violin in one year. Also a lesson on how you can excel when you engage yourself body mind and soul. Just watch how every atom of his little frame and his psyche is living the music with passion and how he interacts utterly completely unreservedly with the whole orchestra. Inspiring and uplifting for young and old alike.

Clearly this little boy has a gift and has been encouraged and supported along his way to get to stand there and conduct this orchestra. Sadly so many kids lose out and never get a chance to discover their individual gift whatever that maybe because they do not get the recognition, the encouragement nor the support they deserve from their parents, teachers and schools.

Much too often the teachers and schools are too busy forming the youngsters into molds to suit their own structured limited thinking mainly to keep them under their control, killing any gift or imagination that the child might have; and parents are too set on producing another version of themselves regardless of the individuality of the child and with that, whether intentionally or unintentionally, they kill the very spirit of the kid burying any great gift they might have had forever.

Learning to play an instrument of their liking and music should be a compulsory part of the education of children until the age of fifteen when the youngster can then decide whether to continue or not. 

When will grown ups grow up!

 

I’m Tired of the Injustices in this World!

I’m 74 and I’m Tired!  You need to read this! Whether you’re 20 or 70 no matter!

I’m 74. Except for brief period in the 50’s when I was doing my National
Service, I’ve worked hard since I was 17. Except for some serious
health challenges, I put in 50-hour weeks, and didn’t call in sick in nearly
40 years. I made a reasonable salary, but I didn’t inherit my job or my
income, and I worked to get where I am. Given the economy, it looks as
though retirement was a bad idea, and  I’m tired. Very tired.

I’m tired
 of being told that I have to “spread the wealth” to people who
don’t have my work ethic. I’m tired of being told the government will take
the money I earned, by force if necessary, and give it to people too lazy
to earn it.

I’m tired
 of being told that Islam is a “Religion of Peace,” when every day I
can read dozens of stories of Muslim men killing their sisters, wives and
daughters for their family “honor”; of Muslims rioting over some slight
offense; of Muslims murdering Christian and Jews because they aren’t
“believers”; of Muslims burning schools for girls; of Muslims stoning
teenage rape victims to death for “adultery”; of Muslims mutilating the
genitals of little girls; all in the name of Allah, because the Qur’an and
Shari’a law tells them to.

I’m tired
 of being told that out of “tolerance for other cultures” we must let
Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries use our oil money to fund mosques
and madrassa Islamic schools to preach hate in Australia , New Zealand ,
UK, America and Canada , while no one from these countries are allowed to
fund a church, synagogue or religious school in Saudi Arabia or any other
Arab country to teach love and tolerance..

I’m tired
 of being told I must lower my living standard to fight global
warming, which no one is allowed to debate.

I’m tired
 of being told that drug addicts have a disease, and I must help
support and treat them, and pay for the damage they do. Did a giant germ
rush out of a dark alley, grab them, and stuff white powder up their noses
or stick a needle in their arm while they tried to fight it off?

I’m tired
 of hearing wealthy athletes, entertainers and politicians of all
parties talking about innocent mistakes, stupid mistakes or youthful
mistakes, when we all know they think their only mistake was getting
caught. I’m tired of people with a sense of entitlement, rich or poor.

I’m really tired
 of people who don’t take responsibility for their lives and
actions. I’m tired of hearing them blame the government, or discrimination
or big-whatever for their problems.I’m also tired and fed up with seeing young men and women in their teens and
early 20’s be-deck them selves in tattoos and face studs, thereby making
themselves un-employable and claiming money from the Government.

Yes, I’m damn tired.
 But I’m also glad to be 74. Because, mostly, I’m not
going to have to see the world these people are making. I’m just sorry for
my granddaughter and her children.   Thank God I’m on the way out and not
on the way in.
There is no way this will be widely publicized, unless each of us
 
sends it on!


This is your chance to make a difference.
” I’m 74 and I’m tired.    If you don’t forward this you
are part of  the problem”.

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Interaction Dog and Child!

This video you have to watch to the end. Beautiful interaction between a dog called Himalaya and a child with Down Syndrome. It warms your heart, there’s still hope for peace on earth, life is not all bad and evil. There is goodness all around us if we care to look for it. Take a little break and watch this.

The Canvas Prison!

Received this disturbing PowerPoint presentation from a friend. One would think we live in the dark ages.

Disturbing not because we don’t know about these things or haven’t heard about the injustice, the cruelty, the disgrace, the humiliation that women have to suffer at the hands of the ignorants and nincompoops who call themselves men, wherever they are whoever they are, but because looking at these particular pictures in color, brings the misery, pain and suffering so much closer.

Al I can do is pass it on to as many as will take a moment to look at the whole PP slides and spread the word far and wide, to reach and touch as many hearts as possible, to awaken all those who are fast asleep, passive and oblivious by what goes on in the world around us.

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Injustice and cruelty to the female gender of this world is rampant everywhere all over the globe with every culture, religion and belief system that exists.

Women who give birth to and nurture life deserve better. It is time for all women to speak up for their rights and for all those menfolk who respect women to give their support not only in words but in deeds in real time –  NOW!