my American friends?
When is enough enough???
We used to laugh at
krauts Germans sometimes saying that they are sticklers for the rules, but recently we found out it's really true for the big part of their population.
As you probably know, masks have been largely abolished here in the Netherlands, but you still have to wear them inside in Germany and Belgium. Well, when we were on vacation the borders got finally open and we visited both these countries. In Belgium, most folks were wearing masks under their noses, the way it used to be done over here when it was mandatory.
In Germany, though...There was a village close to the border with a big supermarket which we like very much. It usually sells lots of stuff of all sorts. I will admit, I've been missing German interior design and gardening magazines so I was quite enthusiast about going there even though I had to wear my mask again. Inside we noticed people were staring at us in a funny way, I was wondering why.
And then a lady shop assistant approached us and told us we had a WRONG SORT OF MASK ON! Ours were from fabric bought in a common store while in Germany you have to wear a special government-approved one with a number on it! A medical grade one, from a pharmacy. To say I was mad is an understatement.
They all had theirs pulled up all the way to their eyes, btw. Ultimately it was for the best though, because while we were debating whether we should may be still go there for a couple of day, they got flooded, exactly the area which we were planning to visit.
Enfin, I guess no Germany for me this year as I'm not optimistic about autumn. In Iceland they already say the whole circus will last 15 years. We'll see...
There are so many conspiracy theories going around. NWO, globalists, population reduction etc. Some people say that viruses are a conspiracy and they don't exist in reality. The main reason I took the corona stuff seriously in the beginning was because of all the usual suspects shouting about "plandemic". Frankly, many of those guys sound paranoid.
It doesn't mean they are wrong on everything, though. But for many people, it's like the Garden of Eden moment, their eyes got opened and they finally realised the king was naked. Yet, this whole NWO thing has been going strong since 'good guys' won WWII. The first vaccines were pushed on everyone already in the 1950s. Some of them already had aborted fetus cells back then. Boomers were easily influenced by the TV and they ate it all hook, line and sinker.
I don't exactly support VD's rants about the day of the pillow, but we do have a boomer question, to a degree. Most boomers thought the new world emerging in the 1960s and 1970s, with its unlimited credit, easy travelling, anticonception and disappearance of many diseases was simply great. And it's boomers in many cases who are the most vaccinated. We are told to subject teenagers to experimental vaccines so that the boomers could live longer.
The world has also been getting dumber. In the 19th century, working class were reading Dickens. Nowadays the middle class are watching dumb TV shows. Instead of meritocracy we get 'gender' and ethnicity quotas. Politicians only think about how to survive the next election and are afraid to take responsibility. The majority are addicted to their smartphones.
Enter Corona. Whatever it really is, whether it's just a more dangerous type of flu or a lab grown virus, I do think it's real, however, it's been handled with gross incompetence, used by politicians for dirty games, the mortality exaggerated, the possible treatments thrown out to push for the experimental vaccines etc etc. It could be that the conspiracy theorists are right. But it also could be just the incompetence of our rulers, the failure of the post war system, and the arrogance of those who think they have the power to eradicate diseases and to command nature (in reality, God).
Heck, it could even be both...
It's finally so far! We are going on vacation. I'll be back in about 2 weeks, all comments will go in moderation until then
See you all later, have a nice time!
P.S. Just a reminder. Normally on this blog, all comments on posts older than 12 days automatically go in moderation. Since I get lots of spam, I don't often check them. Just did right now and saved 3 comments from limbo. Excuses:)
Some time ago Matt Walsh got a lot of flak on Twitter for his suggestion that anxiety is not a disease. People were telling him about their anxiety disorder and how some things cause them panic attacks and that they can't function without medication.
Most of them were women, btw. That made me think. People nowadays are told to ignore their instincts. Yet getting anxious or even panicky may be your body's way to tell you to stop and rethink what you are doing. Progressives made a big deal about "mother's little helpers" and talked incessantly about 1950s housewives needing pills to get them through the day, yet how is it different from a woman who needs antidepressants to be able to function in work setting?
In fact, I doubt modern feminism would even be possible without anticonception pill and other drugs which make being an office drone or other similar jobs more or less tolerable.
Since I'm not a doctor I can't give medical advice on topic of disorders and mental health, but if you are suffering from anxiety it may be a good idea to try and find out what exactly is it you are so worried about. It could be the school your children attend, financial problems, in-laws, or work situation if you are employed. You may feel trapped or stuck but taking medication to numb your natural reaction isn't really a good way out.
Don't force yourself to do things which make you really uncomfortable. Don't be afraid to say, no. If the idea of going on vacation with your mother-in-law interrupts your night rest, just cancel it. If the neighbour pushes you to babysit for her because she wants to work longer hours and you have your hands full with taking care of your own family tell her to send her kids to daycare. Don't ruin your health because you are trying to please others. It's OK to change your mind.
You don't have to be a martyr, it's OK to just enjoy your life.
I was planning to begin this post by stating that the freedom of conscience is an important Western value, but then remembered that even in Muslim countries, at least in theory, Christians are supposed to practice their faith unmolested if they pay a special tax (I think it's called jizzya, but too lazy to check).
In Europe, this freedom was born out of Reformation and the religious wars that followed it. In the end, we recognised that every person should be free to follow his or her own conscience in the matters of faith and principles. Some say it was beginning of liberalism but I honestly don't care. While I disagree with many things in the modern society, I don't think we should throw the baby out with the bathwater, so to say, as the recent lockdowns proved.
You can abuse the notion of freedom and stretch it to promote sin/vice, but it doesn't mean that (political) freedom in itself is wrong.
The reason I decided to write about it is because some people apparently believe that the freedom of conscience only exists for men, not for women. What I'm referring to is the modern teaching on wifely submission. While progressives scorn the very idea, some religious people go the other direction and take it too far, claiming that the husband is the final authority on everything outside of outright criminal behaviour, like murder, which the wife is still not supposed to commit if commanded.
I recently heard about some lady who didn't want to get vaxxed but did it anyway because her husband persuaded her. Personally I don't think that a decision on so controversial a topic should be taken under pressure from others. After all, we are talking here about YOUR health. If you choose to do it, you do it for yourself, not for others.
There are things which one spouse simply can't and shouldn't force the other one to do. He or she can't force the other one go against their convictions. Here I think it's important to make a distinction between a preference and a conviction. For instance, a woman may prefer to wear long dresses but her husband doesn't like how she looks in them. It this situation, it would be wise to follow his taste more than her own, since after all, it's (hopefully) her own husband she's trying to please with the way she looks.
On the other hand, she may have a conviction against wearing a miniskirt, in which case it would go against her conscience to do it. A better example would probably be the anti-conception pill. Many Protestants seem to think it's fine, while the Catholic Church expressly prohibits it. For a Catholic woman, to follow her husband in this matter would mean to go against her Church's teaching and her own conscience.
And you should consider that going against one's conscience never pays. There is an old poem called Soldier Of Fortune which deals exactly with this topic. One could think that it's just a poetic Victorian exaggeration they were so prone to, but it's still true nowadays. If you go against your deep, heart-felt convictions for worldly profit, or to please others around you, it will never pay, but vice versa, it will ruin your self-image, destroy your inner peace and break you as a person. You will despise yourself for your weakness, especially if the desired result isn't achieved.
The end doesn't justify the means, and the fact that you were pressed into doing it won't comfort you in the end, because as a grown-up, deep down you know that there always is a choice and you are the one who bears full responsibility.
Each of us has or should have a moral/honour code and if you break it, you do it at your own peril. Blind obedience to authority is imo, not Biblical and we should always use our power of discernment.
I should add that I'm not talking about ordinary things like what to eat for dinner or which colour wallpaper to choose for your bedroom, but I guess you all understand what I meant!
Or so I hope...
We have finally arrived:
“You turn on your smart TV. It is probably identifying everything you watch and sending the data to the manufacturer, third parties, or both.
“If you had time to read the privacy policies of the objects you buy, you would also have noticed that your TV picks up and records your spoken words and reserves the right to transmit them to other organisations.
“Intelligence agencies such as MI5 and the CIA can make your TV look as though it is off while they record you. Your digital assistant Alexa may be listening too.”
Read the whole article over here
Well, technically it was Saturday, the day that face masks were officially abolished, but I visited a supermarket for the first time today. I saw one man with a mask on. He was Chinese. And three women. The rest, including the elderly, were all running around without and thoroughly enjoying themselves.
Now I should say our supermarket was never very strict with enforcing the rules, unlike some others, but it's probably best not to talk about it too much:)
Anyway, it's finally freedom! I hated the nasty things. (Though you still have to wear one in public transport). I just wonder for how long, before a new horrible mutation will reach us...Right now I'm in a celebratory mood, though. What about you?
2 Of the nations concerning which the LORD said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall not go in to them, neither shall they come in unto you: for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods: Solomon clave unto these in love.
There is a whole group of male online "experts" which will try to convince you that Western women are all bad, slutty, feminist, you name it and suggest moving to some "based" Latino/Asian or more recently, Eastern European country which are all full of "sweet and submissive", feminine women, who would love you a long time, and if not exactly "nubile virgins" , they will be reasonably young and fit and simply dreaming of marrying an overweight Anglo/American man in his late 40s and 50s.
The countries they name are all overwhelmingly very poor and corrupt, the moment a country's living standard raises just a bit, they will tell you that "women have become too Western and feminist" for their taste.
These same guys will constantly mock older/divorced women "who hit the wall" if they go to some non-Western country searching for romance, while advocating exactly the same for men. Apparently, it's different for men because these women they hook up with in exotic countries, do it out of pure love and devotion and not at all for money, yet, is it true in all cases? As a certain famous person says, let's find out!
So here is a recent story from Britain:
This is a story about how a British man lost most of his life savings, as well as his dignity. And how Ukraine's justice system laughed in his face.
James is not his real name.
Such is his embarrassment that he's told no-one in the UK his story, not even his family. The BBC has verified his account of what happened using bank documents, official records, text messages, and interviews with many of those directly involved.
It used to be Poland, but then women in Poland got "too Western"
Ukraine is one of Europe's poorest countries, with an average wage of about $350 (£247) a month. There's a thriving "dating" industry here. It's multi-faceted and ranges from pay-per-mail email services to face-to-face "romance tours", where Western men pay thousands of dollars to meet a series of prospective young Ukrainian "wives".
I have come across some men promoting Ukraine as the latest destination for "submissive wives" lately, I wonder if they are involved in this "industry" somehow.
A charity worker living in the UK, he was asked by a friend in 2015 to help set up a new project supporting children fleeing the conflict zone in Ukraine's east...
Then that winter, a heavy snowfall brought their work in Odessa to a halt. There wasn't much to do, so Julia suggested that James might like to go on a date with one of her friends.
That friend was Irina. Then 32 years old, she was from Donetsk, one of the cities in eastern Ukraine that are now occupied by Russian-backed fighters. It soon became clear that her troubled past went much deeper than just fleeing war.
"She immediately told me about two previous marriages and why she didn't want to marry a Ukrainian man again," James says.
Apparently, 2 failed marriages only count as "red flags" in western women.
There was an age difference of 20 years but James says they got on "like a house on fire".
The poorer the country, the more your chance for a "nubile young virgin" or something very close to it is!
So as is the case with much of Odessa's "dating" scene, a translator, in this case Julia, was always there - and getting paid up to $150 (£107) a day.
Two proverbs come to mind. There is no fool like an old fool, and a fool and his money are easily parted.
But intimacy, even kissing, was off-limits. Translator Julia was always there and Irina told him she didn't believe in sex before marriage.
"I thought: 'That's a very high moral standard'," James says. "She'd obviously been brought up very well."
Yes, unlike the Western wh*res, these women are all pure and innocent, even after 2 divorces...
To cut a long story short, the woman and her friend then scammed him out of a big part of his live savings, and even went so far as to arrange a sham marriage between James and Irina's friend Kristina, all for the purpose of money transfer. Both women were married at that time and Kristina temporarily divorced, then remarried her Ukrainian husband again.
"I was told that divorcing Kristina then re-marrying Irina would be an easy thing to do."
The money was released and that very afternoon Kristina and Irina announced that all of the $200,000 had been spent on an apartment. He would later discover the new place had actually cost just $60,000 (£42,310) and was not his alone, but jointly owned with his legal spouse (the wedding planner) Kristina.
"I was such an idiot," James would later say.
James didn't know it at that point, but his fiancee Irina already had a husband. Official records seen by the BBC show that she's been married to Andriy Sykov since August 2015, three months before she met James.
Kristina the wedding planner also had a husband, called Denys, but he was apparently more willing to play along. Records show Kristina divorced Denys three weeks before she signed the paper to marry James. Once the scam marriage was over, she married Denys again.
On his wedding night, the unlucky James was poisoned with a spiked drink and ended up in hospital. When he finally realised he had been scammed, he went to police, with predictable results:
Four times he went to the Odessa police, giving his account of what had happened and the evidence he'd collected.
"At times they laughed in my face," he said.
Ukraine's police force, and Odessa's in particular, have a pretty rotten reputation for fighting crime. Marriage scams, even unusual ones like this, are a long way down their list of priorities...
Getting the police to act often involves bribing them but it was something which James refused to do.
The same internet personalities often will extoll the virtues of the countries where the police and other officials are easily bribed, btw.
James says he decided to tell the BBC his story to warn others tempted to seek romance in Ukraine.
I doubt it will help as these men will rather believe some "bro expert" online than anything from the MSM.
James himself, btw, didn't learn much, either, and got involved with another charity:
James has endured too much to get his hopes up. He's got another charity job now and is trying to move on.
A part of the white man's burden , I guess!
Even though it is Guardian:
News is toxic to your body. It constantly triggers the limbic system. Panicky stories spur the release of cascades of glucocorticoid (cortisol). This deregulates your immune system and inhibits the release of growth hormones. In other words, your body finds itself in a state of chronic stress. High glucocorticoid levels cause impaired digestion, lack of growth (cell, hair, bone), nervousness and susceptibility to infections. The other potential side-effects include fear, aggression, tunnel-vision and desensitisation.
While your smartphone is spying on you, your lipstick is killing you, slowly:
More than half of popular cosmetics being sold in the US and Canada are likely to contain high levels of toxic chemicals called polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a new study has warned.
Researchers from Notre Dame University tested more than 200 products including concealers, foundations, eye and eyebrow products and lip products, and found evidence of PFAS in around half (52 per cent) of them.
Worryingly, previous research has linked certain PFAS to a range of health issues, including kidney cancer, testicular cancer, hypertension, thyroid disease, low birth weight and immunotoxicity in children.
Professor Graham Peaslee, who led the study, said: 'PFAS is a persistent chemical - when it gets into the bloodstream, it stays there and accumulates.
Apparently, it's killing the environment, too:
'There's also the additional risk of environmental contamination associated with the manufacture and disposal of these products, which could affect many more people.'
I'm glad I hardly ever use it, last time I bought a lipstick and a tube of skin cream it was from an organic store, but now I'm not sure whether they could be trusted, either...
Women of childbearing age should be banned from drinking alcohol says the World Health Organisation.
Its latest Global Alcohol Action Plan calls on countries to raise awareness of alcohol-related harm and its harmful use.
A first draft of the plan says 'appropriate attention' should be given to the prevention of drinking in children, pregnant women and women of childbearing age.
Last night the drinks industry described the proposal as paternalistic and sexist.
When you just know these guys have your best interests at heart, lol!
Read the whole article over here.
It's allowed nowadays, and they are even talking about abolishing face diapers inside, the end of the next week!!! It's hot over here, so my time on computer is rather limited, but I still wanted to post the pics...
I think the camels have the nicest accommodation, they practically live in freedom and can walk around.
a bit of Australia...
This is Max, btw!
Well, may be it's not really that spectacular, but last time we visited a zoo was like October or November 2020, so it was a whole event for us!
Narayan and his close male friends are all around the same age. They’re all elite guys working in tech and finance — and all either dating to marry, or already married. In what amounts to an informal 21st-century marriage brokerage, they and the wives of already-married members of their friend group collude to track down potential partners. But they’re picky — and Narayan is blunt about the criteria. It’s not just about being educated, ambitious or pretty. ‘Guys who say they don’t care about their wife’s sexual history are straight-up lying,’ he tells me. All the men in his group, he says, would strongly prefer their future wives to be virgins on marriage. Some categorically rule out women who aren’t: ‘No hymen, no diamond’.
It's Mommy dead and dearest all over again:
A white mother has been charged, accused of faking her adopted daughter's illness and subjecting the child to 500 unnecessary treatments, including several invasive surgeries.
Sophie Hartman, 31, is accused of falsely claiming her six-year-old daughter suffered from a rare neurological disorder known as alternating hemiplegia of childhood.
Authorities in Seattle, Washington, say Hartman has subjected her daughter, who was adopted from Zambia as an infant, to unnecessary medical procedures since she was two years old.
The girl was forced to wear leg braces, use a wheelchair, and was fed through a surgically implanted feeding tube. She also had a tube implanted in her intestines to help her go to the bathroom, according to court documents.
Hartman was charged last week with one count of second-degree assault against a child and one count of attempted domestic violence assault against a child.
No father in sight, but lots of virtue signalling present:
According to Hartman's social media accounts, she worked as a missionary in Africa and adopted two daughters from Zambia. She also attended a Bible college in Washington state and is deeply religious.
We all know the type, I guess.
A social media page and various fundraisers were set up for the girl over the years and she was even granted a wish in 2019 by the Make-A-Wish Foundation based on her diagnosis.
But, of course...
Prosecutors say Hartman had asked doctors to give her daughter a surgical hormonal implant to stop the early onset of puberty.
She is one of those, too.
That's what happens when you remove all control over female behaviour.
Several years ago I'd say, yes. Now I'd probably say, no, unless you are in reduced circumstances.
First of all, the clothes which end up in these stores are nearly never new (sometimes they get some new stuff from big retailers, but it doesn't happen very often). Mostly they are well worn out, and you can see it.They generally don't look very nice per definition, unless it's a well-known quality brand whose owner only put it on a couple of times (granted, this happens, too).
Next, of course, I'm aware that they all get washed and disinfected and what not, but have you never noticed that people generally leave some imprint on their surroundings and the things they use? Like, for instance, in some houses you feel sad while in others you will feel happy?
I realise it sounds a bit new-agey, but you have no way to know what sort of person wore this item before and how it could influence you. I would say it's different with the big stuff like furniture, but clothes is something you put on yourself, close to your skin and then have on a couple of days or even longer, if it's something like a cardi, for instance.
2nd hand clothes are usually quite cheap. Herein lies the problem. You aren't on your guard around cheap things, hence you are much more prone to impulse buying than normally. After regularly visiting a thrift store, you can easily end up with lots of stuff you don't really need or like which later goes direction the garbage can anyway, and you waste more money than buying some new item from a regular store.
Also, nowadays you have cheaper retail and markets which sell decent-looking, average quality clothing which is quite affordable, and doesn't look like something out of Granny's closet. I do think it's different when you get stuff from family and friends, especially for kids who are growing very fast so they only wear these donated items like several months or year at most. Grown-ups are a different matter.
That said, I still enjoy visiting thrift stores. I just noticed that of all the clothes I bought there over the years I only kept like 2 things total, all the rest was like a couple of months on average and then out it went, while most of the new things I buy I keep wearing until they start falling apart. There are exceptions, of course, but still...
We are finally having some warm weather. It really feels like summer at last. Warm, but not hot, with lots of sun. I try to spend as much time outside as possible, when I'm inside I'm busy around the house and with cooking.
My help quit recently due to a burnout and I decided not to hire anyone else right now. I have come to the conclusion that I want to bond with my home (my husband thought me crazy but I really enjoy it).
Hence the relative lack of content, but I'll try to update with something new and exciting very soon, I promise!
They are talking about easing restrictions even further next weekend. As of now, we are allowed to visit zoos and open air museums which we did yesterday. And let me tell you something, the museum was FULL, though you can't see it in the pictures. It's been nearly 6 months since we last went out (not counting the church and eating at a restaurant which we did several times already).
It's vegetarian, and dare I say? Even vegan, but that's not the reason I baked it, it's easy, cheap and I had all ingredients on hand.
You will need:
1 1/2c flour
4 tbsp cacao powder
1tsp baking powder
4 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 big apple, peeled and sliced
Combine flour, cacao, baking powder and salt in one bowl. In another bowl, combine water, oil, lemon juice and vanilla, add to the flour mixture. Toss apple with cinnamon and sugar, then add to the batter. Transfer to a baking pan and bake at about 180*C for 30-35 min. Enjoy!
Because you really need this yuge house...
Psychotherapist Susan Gerhardt said, "What seems to be most crucial for the baby is the extent to which the parent or caregiver is emotionally available and present for him, to notice his signals and to regulate his states."
"The baby’s mother is primed to do these things for her baby by her own hormones, and is more likely to have the intense identification with the baby’s feelings that is needed, provided she has the inner resources to do so.
"Babies come into the world with the need for social interaction to help develop and organize their brains.
"If they don’t get enough empathetic, attuned attention – in other words, if they don’t have a parent who is interested and reacting positively to them – then important parts of their brain simply will not develop as well..."
According to Dr. Gordon Neufeld, the prefrontal cortex is not ready for integrative thinking and social interaction until between five to seven years of age...
As a result, children continue to need an emotionally available and present parent or caregiver until they are school age. This caregiver needs to understand the children's emotional cues and be able to support the integration process.
Nine separate studies from Holland's Leiden University show that the more hours children spend outside their home, the more their stress and panic levels rise...
... the lack of close parent-child interaction creates long-term effects of depression, hyperactivity, suboptimal cognitive and language development, poorer-than-expected academic achievements, and different forms of mental health damage...
Leaving your baby in the care of other since age 2.5 months should constitute abandonment, unless the family are starving, and it would, in a just society which isn't obsessed with narcissism, egoism and material gains.
It's interesting that when you do a search on the topic, Western newspapers try to minimalise the effect, unlike Israel News.
of obesity. I should even venture to say that it is a pandemic raging around, with women hardest hit:
A record one million people were admitted to hospital because of obesity in England last year, official data has shown.
Data released by NHS Digital today shows admissions for conditions caused by obesity or where obesity affected people's treatment rose by 17 per cent in the year 2019 to 2020.
Women made up almost two thirds (64 per cent) of the hospital cases and admissions were more common in poorer areas than wealthy places.
There were times when the poor were underfed...
The medical director of NHS England, Professor Stephen Powis, called the figures 'shocking' and said they were 'a growing sign of the nation's obesity crisis'.
He said obese people were putting themselves at risk of cancer, heart disease and stroke and also putting extra pressure on the NHS, which spends billions of pounds every year on treating people for their weight.
fatty obese person, if you don't put that fork down immediately, the healthcare service will continue to be under strain and Grandma could die (Grandpa, too!)
Professor Powis said: 'Today’s shocking figures are a growing sign of the nation’s obesity crisis which is putting hundreds of thousands of people at greater risk of becoming severely ill with covid, as well as heart attacks, stroke, cancer and other deadly diseases.
See, professors of medicine agree with me, too!
The shocking statistics come as Boris Johnson continues his drive against obesity in the UK.
But not hard enough, it appears.
The Prime Minister stepped up efforts to address the country's issue with weight after he was hospitalised with Covid last year.
In March, No10 announced he had lost one stone from dieting and cutting out fast food and 'late night' cheese.
The fast food chains should probably stay in lockdown indefinitely:)))
And in the same month ministers announced GPs will prescribe more than
700,000 people diet plans, apps and wearable activity trackers over the
I know people who were prescribed diet plans and still refuse to follow them because they don't like how the diet food tastes...
Some 27 per cent of men and 29 per cent of women in England are obese, while about two thirds of adults are overweight or obese.
Britain, yes! You are doing worse than us at the moment...
Children living in the most deprived areas are more than twice as likely to be obese than those living in the least deprived areas.
And yet fast food costs more than fresh produce. May be if their mothers got welfare cuts, it would help???
Mr Johnson was in a high-risk group for Covid-19 when he caught the disease in April last year, because his BMI was around 34, making him obese.
I can't even...
Obesity is one of the biggest risk factors for severe Covid, with proportionally more obese people being hospitalised with the disease than non-obese people.
And yet, they keep pushing vaccines on fit healthy adults.
Obesity Federation research found Covid deaths have been 10 times
higher in countries where at least half of adults are overweight.
Well, that explains why few people died in Africa vs the USA, for instance.
Around 58 per cent of women and 68 per cent of men in the UK are overweight or obese.
While more men are overweight, it's women who end up in hospital. I guess men just suffer in silence and die?
And finally, some fun facts about the dangers of obesity. You can get, among other conditions:
type 2 diabetes, which can cause kidney disease, blindness and even limb amputations.
heart disease, which kills 315,000 people every year in the UK - making it the number one cause of death.
12 different cancers.
This includes breast, which affects one in eight women at some point in their lives.
Being body-positive is the path to early grave, time for some old-fashioned fat-shaming.
Stop stuffing your face, it's disgusting gluttony is a mortal sin and costs us all a lot of money, too!
Last time I are pork/red meat was beginning December last year, but I did eat chicken, though not every week.
I could sum it up in two sentences. a) It's been a struggle to keep on weight. b) It's boring hence I'm going back to a Mediterranean diet.
I substituted with cheese and eggs and I ate fish 2-3 times a week, but still would lose weight easily hence if you are
fat overweight, it probably makes sense to eat like a vegetarian from time to time, but if you are a normal weight, you could easily become underweight.
Despite what carnivore/paleo crowd tell you, carbs don't exactly make you fat unless you eat like a ton of them. I was the skinniest when also restricting animal fat, which was downright scary, so I went back to eating butter and full fat yogurt, but even eating cake nearly every day didn't quite help.
I didn't exactly miss red meat, but got bored from building my meals around eggs and cottage cheese, if you know what I mean:)
So that's my experiences so far...
This is the 1st and only Marvel movie I have watched so far.
The Punisher is an action and revenge story with a rather predictable plot. The main character, Frank Castle, is an ex FBI agent who ran afoul of a mafia boss whose son got killed as a result of an FBI operation to prevent an illegal arms deal from taking place.
Soon afterwards Castle retires but that doesn't stop gangsters from slaughtering his whole family. Frank is the only survivor but everyone presumes him dead, too, however his former colleagues do nothing to bring the criminals to justice.
And then he returns and starts hunting his enemies who are all such total scum that one can't help feeling intense satisfaction when they die one by one from rather unnatural causes...
The moral is simple and straightforward: when the official law enforcement doesn't fulfill its duty, then the task shifts to common citizens. I can't say that I entirely disagree:)
The movie has no s*xual content whatsoever and is pretty traditional in other ways, too. Frank's wife is apparently a housewife, there are no female action figures etc; however, graphic violence would make it pretty disturbing were it not for its rather cartoonish character.
If your husband is at all like mine, he'll love it:)
Here is the official Marvel Trailer:
Specially for Ascension Day:
France has banned schools from using 'gender neutral' spellings, saying they are a threat to the French language.
The country's education ministry issued the ruling last week after a push to include full stops in the middle of written words - dubbed 'midpoints' - which allow both male and female forms to be represented simultaneously.
But the Academie Francaise, which is responsible for guarding the French language, said the move is 'harmful to the practice and understanding of [French.]'
France has banned schools from teaching 'gender neutral' spellings that place full stops in the middle of words because it is 'a threat to the language'
There is this myth going around in right-wing circles that Eastern Europeans are somehow uniquely based due to
blessings of communism not being under Western influence for some time, apparently.
I would say that with a possible exception of Poles, this story is just that, a myth. I could go on with my personal experiences of what they are currently doing in my neighbourhood, but that obviously would be subjective. Instead, I'll point you to some hard facts.
I'll give you one example which American traditionalists really love, Hungary and Victor Orban. He was pronounced the most based leader on Earth some time ago, because of his plans to increase birth rates. So let's actually look at these initiatives more closely.
According to BBC news, they included women with 4 or more kids being exempted from income taxes. You only pay income taxes when you work, so clearly we are talking working mothers over here, something that American conservatives are supposed to be very much against. But wait, Mr Orban also promised to create more nursery places, i.e, daycare, again, something which President Biden is being heavily criticised about.
In addition, grandparents will be eligible to receive a childcare fee if they look after young children instead of the parents, Orban said.
Because what's more traditional than Granny babysitting while Mommy is at work, right?
These plans may look revolutionary to American middle class folks who aren't accustomed to getting anything from their own government, but guess what? We have exactly the same rule in this country and many people are rightfully against it, because children belong with mothers, not with grandparents.
We also have housing subsidies for low income families, and countries like Germany and France offer such amount of benefits per every child born that you could probably live on it, without any need for either parent to work. The only demographic who enthusiastically use them are third world immigrants or their descendants. White European women are above such nonsense, and would rather work a job, apparently.
Fundie Christians in my country do have lots of kids, btw. So it's not really about money, it's about mindset. The only thing which actually sounds based in Orban's plan is the interest free mortgage loan which is supposed to be cancelled after 3rd child.
So why am I writing about it now, 2 years later? I've been following coronavirus debate on Roosh's forum and there are some folks who currently live in Hungary. "Based" Orban was the 1st to introduce vaccination passports and other draconian rules which would probably cause another revolution somewhere in the USA, yet he is still touted as an example by the same folks who criticise lockdowns in their own countries.
I know of one European country which currently forbids abortion, Poland. There is none to my knowledge which forbids divorce or restricts married women's employment. Yes, some are less progressive on alphabet stuff, but is it enough to qualify as "a based Christian country''?
I'm not so sure.
How did we ever come to the point when the word Mother, arguably the most important word in any language, the first word you learn, has become politically incorrect?
Personally I want to wish Happy Mother's Day to every mother, expectant mother and wannabe mother! We had a great day at the camping, it was +29*C in that part of the country (we left yesterday with rain and +11*C).
We went out and ate cake and drank tea and coffee, the sun was shining, the terrace was full, and everybody was happy that we are finally allowed to enjoy life again.
Temps will get lower the coming week, but still reasonable for May, and Thursday is Ascension, so a long weekend again, for many. Hope you all are having a fine day today with your loved ones!
In a shocking turn of events, Melinda Gates has changed her mind about divorcing Bill Gates only minutes after receiving the COVID vaccine.
"I have changed my mind and do not want a divorce from this amazing and handsome man," said Melinda with a glazed look in her eye. "Bill is perfect in every way. I cannot live without him. Also, Windows is the best operating system and Internet Explorer is the best way to surf the world wide web."...
..."I live only to serve my wonderful husband, Bill." She then changed into a 50's housewife dress and began cooking him breakfast.
Read the whole article over here:
Should we trust mainstream media narratives? My guess is not so much. Take the story about India I mentioned in my last post. Unlike some on the right, I don't think corona pandemic is fake or was planned, or that no one is really dying from it. However, I absolutely do believe that politicians all over the world have been using the situation to their advantage, and that the MSM create and funnel mass hysteria to some nefarious ends.
Last couple of days every time I go to UTube on my phone, the app shoves a new India story into my face, though I never search for it. I watched some of them and read the comments. I don't doubt that they are in the middle of the 2nd wave and their healthcare is currently overextended which leads to more deaths and suffering. However, Western news agencies constantly insinuate the government's fault in all this to such a degree that some Indians were accusing them of interference into their domestic affairs with the explicit objective to hurt their Prime Minister.
That is the same MSM which constantly lectures us common folks about racisss. I mean isn't it like neocolonialism to try and interfere into a sovereign country's affairs? May be let Indians sort it out? Italy also wasn't doing that great last year but I can't remember constant attack on their government in the press. Also, some India citizens were wondering why do they always show the same open air cremation pictures accompanied by dramatic music, and even suggested that some images were actually from an accident years ago (a big gas explosion or something similar).
Especially British media seem to be very much involved, to me this also looks like propaganda designed for domestic use as well: isn't it great that we have vaccines and lockdowns, otherwise it could be just as bad.
India's numbers look downright scary until you remember that their population is about 1.3 billion and that it's like 31 mln people currently residing in the Delhi area and about 24.5 mln in Mumbai, and that horrible overcrowding often makes social distancing impossible. In fact, we know from the past that areas with high population density and poor hygiene standards were always hardest hit during any epidemic. I'm afraid the worst is yet to come.
Strange enough, the MSM don't draw the most obvious lesson from it all: the West is crowded, too, and if the borders stay completely open, we'll have exactly the same situation, complete with slums, extreme poverty and lack of clean water. They prefer to bash India for their problems while simultaneously shilling for big corporations, cheap labour and increase in the amount of consumers, accusing anyone who dares to disagree of "hate".
So actually I totally understand why some folks go full blown conspiracy route, their instincts tell them that the MSM isn't that much about news any more, but all about creating narratives. The question is, if they are lying about all this, what else did they lie about?
Groundhog day is officially over:) Stores are open again though not to full capacity yes, you can enjoy your drink on a terrace outside (12 to 6 only), and the curfew has ended, too! In 2 weeks they're planning to open all the sport clubs, zoos etc and if everything goes well, in August there won't be any restrictions at all!
In the meanwhile, there are some scary news coming out of India, their hospital system appears to be overwhelmed and they can't offer treatment to those who need it any more. I guess that's what they were afraid of over here.
Anyway, I prefer to think that the worst is behind the back and I'm planning to enjoy the newly restored freedoms to the fullest. What about you?
I have always suspected so, and it appears I was not alone:
These zealous enforcers of propriety are part of what is known as the sanguan dang, or “Three Outlooks Party.” Together, they form one of the most distinctive and surprising groups in China’s internet ecosystem: strict moralizers in an increasingly amoral world.
Despite what the name may suggest, the party is not a close-knit organization with a clearly defined platform. Rather, it’s an umbrella term for a wide array of netizens — mainly young women — who share a similar outlook on life, the world, and morality, the “three outlooks” of the party’s name. At its core, however, their mission is simple: Re-sanctify traditional marital and familial values by any means necessary, which includes attacking anyone deemed to have violated either institution...
...On online literature platforms, party-aligned users take it upon themselves to rewrite well-known stories they believe harbor “bad outlooks.” For example, the site is home to a number of fan fiction-like versions of “Titanic” in which Rose’s fiancé Cal is the sympathetic hero, while the handsome young Jack is portrayed as a callous homewrecker.
Read the whole article over here
P.S. Whatever you think of Titanic (I thought they weren't married only engaged), real homewreckers should be shamed, imo.
I don't know why, but when I'm looking at these dresses I feel happy (no affiliate, don't get paid anything for promotion, just found their site yesterday by chance).
May be we should return to dressing like this, at least on Sundays?
Here is another movie review. Ice is a British B-film from about 2013 and it's surprisingly good, if you don't mind its premise, namely man-made global warming and its consequences (and some propaganda about refugees). The main character is a climate scientist Tom Parker (a Brit, of course) who is trying to stop Arctic oil drilling, predictably with little success. When the disaster finally strikes, he tries to get back to UK to save his family.
Ice reminded me of American disaster movies from the 1980s. The protagonist is a European male, there is no s8x or nudity, little graphic violence and mild swearing, diversity isn't obnoxious and even a female sidekick isn't some *itchy stronk womyn but rather sympathetic and even more or less realistic. Tom's wife, who is a homemaker instead of complaining that he is a workaholic who is never home actually tells him to go do his duty.
There is self-sacrifice and keeping a stiff upper lip and boys saving girls who predictably get hysterical when they should and a manly man who is equally good with scientific research and assault weapons and who finally comes home to his family. It is actually quite scary because it makes you realise that if a catastrophic event really occurs, it's every man for himself, as there will be neither government nor police to help, and the female survival will depend on men in her life.
It's quite entertaining, too, and can be watched for free on YouTube.
Here is an idea:
It's called Fish Goulash and is probably Hungarian, courtesy of this book:
You will need frozen fish fillets, (4 to serve 4) I used Alaska pollock
Fish or vegetable bouillon cubes
onions, green bell peppers, carrots, tomatoes (save some for serving)
tomato puree, olive oil, salt, chili sauce
Heat olive oil in a large frying pan, add sliced green pepper, onion and carrot, stir-fry for some time. Add frozen fish fillets, pour enough water to cover, add 1-2 bouillon cubes, tomato puree and some tomatoes, salt and chili sauce to taste. Cook until fish is ready, for about 15 min. Serve over rice with sliced avocado, some fresh sliced tomatoes and sour creme. Simple and delicious!
For some (many?) it is, apparently.
Fun fact is that the Scriptures mention running around nekkid as one of the signs of demon possession. Coomers in the comments to the original tweet got very happy, though. Guys, please, don't be that pathetic!
I believe one of the reasons our society is so degenerate is because Western Church (and here I mean different churches/denominations as a whole) has lost the moral compass and isn't teaching what is right and wrong any more. Do whatever thou will shall be the foundation of your morality is the 1st satanist commandment from what I heard and that's exactly the position many churches take nowadays.
Say what you want about Islam, but their religious leaders have no problem teaching that nudity in entertainment, immodest clothing, fornication etc are grave sins. Yet for modern Christians, everything is a grey area. Like yeah, living together before marriage is kinda bad, but we should really look at the heart, and their hearts are in the right place so...Or yeah, divorce is bad but Jesus would want you to be happy and if you fell out of love and this loser wasn't nice enough to you and always forgot your wedding anniversary it's OK to divorce him, etc etc
Of course, there are some preachers who attack this status quo but they are extreme minority. Most Christians will always talk about not being judgemental, and let the one without sin cast the 1st stone. this attitude of moral relativism isn't new, either. I believe it was Leo Tolstoy in Anna Karenina who mentioned that the only thing people remember out of the Gospel is this woman taken in adultery, all the rest is conveniently forgotten.
All the admonition against sin, that is. Yet the New Testament mentions Hell fire countless times (of course, modern Bible translations try to get rid of the concept altogether by using words like Sheol which don't have the same negative connotations). But modern churches chiefly avoid talking about it and are mostly busy sucking up to politicians as not to lose their privileges and inventing reasons why the latest round of liberal degeneracy being pushed is actually OK and shouldn't bother Christians at all.
That is at the best, at the worst they will push downright worship of the foreign power and supporting suicidal immigration policies as being "Christlike". Is there any wonder young people, especially men, don't want anything to do with it anymore? Women of a certain type often thrive there, though. Not only does modern church fulfill a social function for them, but it also gives them a perfect opportunity to bring out their inner Karen, or I should say their inner pharisee and to virtue-signal.
There cannot be a moral revival of our society without the spiritual guidance. In the West, it used to be Christianity, but unless the Church starts confronting sin again and substitutes feminine pearl-clutching with masculine spiritual warfare type of activities, I'm afraid some other, more aggressive culture will win in the end.
I posted this video a couple of years ago, but it was later removed from YouTube, plus he added some new links to it. I should first of all put a DISCLAIMER, saying that I'm obviously not a fan of the guy due to...well many things, but he is the only one I know so far who talks about it.
A strange thing is that just as we are hitting the high levels of obesity and overweight in the West, we are also obsessed with physical fitness to an unhealthy degree, especially for (young) women.
I'd like to draw your attention especially to the 2nd link which states that urinary incontinence occurs in as many as 25% of young female athletes (average age of 20) who have not had children or other significant risk factor (ref 9).
It doesn't just happen in top athletes, but actually in such "feminine" professions as yoga/fitness instructors:
Urinary incontinence is also prevalent in fitness instructors, including Pilates teachers and yoga instructors, and at rates similar to that seen in other groups of athletic women (ref 2).
Even many "traditional" men fall into the trap, promoting things like weight-lifting and unnatural thinness for women (hence Varg's video is a reply to another guy). He is also right about most women not even having a natural menstruation because they are on the pill. By the way, the link above tells women they should NOT stop training hard, but just learn some techniques which could minimise their problem (basically being in diapers at an age of 20+), while admitting that 1 in 4 women could be affected. Apparently, it would interfere with female right to choose or something. Yet, young healthy women are pushed into getting vaccinated against corona, a disease they have less chance dying from than flu.
Strange how this freedom thingy works, isn't it?
Of course, if the objective is to make young Western women less fertile, then it starts making sense, doesn't it?
I baked it yesterday, and we ate it all already (I did share some with the neighbours :)
The recipe comes from Lidl magazine (for those who don't know, Lidl is a German supermarket comparable to Aldi), and as usual, I changed it slightly. Not all changes were for the best, but more about it later.
For the cake, you will need:
4 eggs (I used 3 eggs and vegan egg substitute powder, and it worked fine)
a dash of salt and a bit of honey (the recipe called for agave syrup but I don't really like it)
1 tsp lemon juice
For the filling, the recipe says to use 400g cream cheese,but you'll be fine with 200g. I added a bit of yogurt which proved unnecessary and made the filling a bit runny; 4 tbsp honey (instead of agave syrup, see above); strawberries (about 6 big ones) and strawberry jam to taste.
Split the eggs and beat the yolks with sugar until thick, then beat the whites with a bit of salt and honey, they should be airy but not too stiff. Combine yolks and egg whites, add flour and lemon juice and mix well. Line the baking tray (25 by 30 cm) with baking paper, spread the dough evenly over it and bake at 200*C 10 to 15 min. Take out of the oven, cover with another sheet of baking paper, place on a clean towel and roll it up. Let cool. In the meanwhile, mix cream cheese with honey. Unroll the cake, remove the paper, and spread it first with jam, then with cream cheese mixture, then with sliced strawberries. Roll it all up again and place in the fridge for about 2 hours. It should look like this:
You can decorate it with extra cream cheese and strawberries. It's very sweet and fat. Enjoy!
I wasn't actually dreaming of a white Easter, but that's exactly what we got as it started snowing yesterday. We drove home practically through a snowstorm!
It's still snowing today, all this after the warmest day in March ever (like +26*C somewhere in Limburg). Weather patterns this year are strange...
I'll write more tomorrow, as we are heading to our new summer cottage for a short Easter break (yes, we did get rid of our allotment last autumn and now have a very cosy caravan; not the sort that you take with you but the sort which stays in one place and has to be moved by truck) at a nice camping/vacation park.
Have a blessed Easter Sunday!
It doesn't happen very often nowadays, but I actually did find a recent movie doing exactly that, criticising an entitled female. (Yes, it's going to be yet another movie review, please be patient:)
It's called Beautiful Beast and can be watched over here.
Despite it being yet another chick flick, I liked it more than your average Hallmark movie, it's less saccharine sweet, and has some elements of a real drama.
The main character is a wealthy New York socialite called Isabelle who is about to turn 30. Her parents died and she was raised by her (very indulgent) uncle who is also her financial guardian and has the power to cut her off which he refuses to use even though Isabelle is blowing her money like there is no tomorrow. She is a vain, empty, egocentric person who expects others to wait on her hand and foot, especially if they are less fortunate.
Instead of attending a charity event with her uncle, Isabelle chooses to take a ski trip to Switzerland, gets into an accident and loses her way in the forest, but luckily stumbles upon a present day hermit called Jeremy who is probably the first man in her life to tell her, no, and to put her in her place. Yet Jeremy himself, though very handsome, is hardly a Prince Charming as he has his own skeleton in the closet. Could such different people ever be happy together?
The movie touches on some serious social issues which are plaguing modern day America. It also has some Christian themes, namely redemption and forgiveness, and shows prayer and (presumably) Bible reading in a positive light. It's not feminist. When Isabelle finally realises how meaningless her life used to be, she doesn't rush to suddenly find a job, but turns to charity instead.
I also liked how she isn't rewarded with a perfect man. Both she and Jeremy are broken individuals with the past that is far from ideal, which is again, quite different from many modern romantic stories where a frivolous heroine with several broken relationships gets a white knight to rescue her from her own mistakes.
Further there is no nudity, explicit content of any kind or "language". I would recommend this movie to anyone.
and other things...Today I'm going to talk about three movies I have watched recently.
The first one is called Mazar Sharif . It was produced in 2015 in Iran and can be watched on YouTube with English subtitles.
Genre: war drama. Based on real events. It's 1990s and Taliban is taking over in Afghanistan. Ten Iranian diplomats are stuck in Mazar Sharif, where their only hope lies in their diplomatic immunity. However, mujaheddin have other plans. They break into the embassy, rob it, then line everyone up against the wall and shoot them. One guy manages to survive, but will he make it to the border though? (hint: he wouldn't, without a strong woman to help.)
The moral: war is bad. It's also the fault of the West.
The next one is A Bullet For The General, a 1967 Italian film, which can be watched over here.
Genre: spaghetti Western. A mysterious American joins with Mexican rebels, ostensibly to share in the profits of the illegal arms sale, but what is his real objective?
The moral: while others fight for common good, gringos usually fight for money (sorry, my American friends, I do love you:)
The last one is a (quite recent) film by Johnson Production Group, the one which makes movies for Hallmark Channel. It's called Three Weeks, Three Kids and is also on YouTube.
Genre: chick flick. A frivolous young woman is forced to grow up when the circumstances demand that she watches her eldest sister's three kids.
The moral of the story: taking care of a family is not for ditzheads.
All three movies are very different, so you can choose whatever suits your taste:)