Friday, May 31, 2024

Thursday, May 30, 2024

Bird Rescue

 My husband insisted I'd write about it so here it is:)

Last time we went to the camping, he installed the tent again. It's actually a construction that rests on 4 poles which are hollow inside and it has a canvas roof we take off in the winter. In summer we put it on, which he did. Next morning, we went outside and heard strange noise and flapping, so we first thought there was a bird who accidentally got locked in our shed. However, we found out there was a bird inside one of the poles! 

The poor thing apparently decided to spend the night under the roof and somehow fell down the pole. We tried to lower a cord with a piece of wood down through the opening in the hope that he would be able to hop out using it, but it didn't work. My husband then tried to lift the pole but there was no opening on the other side! We were quite at a loss what to do, but he then figured out that the pole had a detachable foot and went to search for a screwdriver. 2 screws came off easily and the 3d wouldn't, it looked like it was broken or something. 

Then he finally managed to turn it somehow, lifted the pole just a tiny little bit and the little birdie flew away in a hurry! DH now expects applause and admiration for being such a hero and rescuing the poor fellow;)

Monday, May 27, 2024

Alcohol Won't Make You Healthier

 New research appears to support my recent claims: no amount of alcohol is actually good for you. If you know someone who consumes alcohol regularly and is healthy and fit, it's despite alcohol, not because of it:

Red wine actually isn’t good for your heart. Really.

For the past 30 years, health experts have touted red wine (in moderation) as a heart-healthy beverage. But a January 2022 policy brief from the World Heart Federation (WHF) aims to set the record straight. No type of alcohol — including wine — is a friend to your heart.

"Alcohol seems to have adverse effects on nearly every form of heart disease," says Dr. JoAnn Manson, the Michael and Lee Bell Professor of Women’s Health at Harvard Medical School. It increases the risk of

  • hypertension
  • heart failure
  • stroke
  • cardiomyopathy (a disease of the heart muscle)
  • aortic aneurysm (a dangerous bulge in the wall of the aorta)
  • atrial fibrillation (an irregular heart rhythm).

It may also play a role in coronary artery disease, says Dr. Manson. But the evidence for this is less clear.

Add to this different types of cancer, liver disease, stroke and kidney failure plus various accidents and ask yourself, whether it's worth it.

Friday, May 24, 2024

Are Tattos A Good Idea?

 An interesting discussion here.

Sorry for the lack of quality posting, but there are some things I had to sort out when I came home;) Next week better!

Saturday, May 18, 2024

Short Personal Note

 I'll be away for the weekend. Posting will resume next Tuesday. 

Have a blessed Pentecost Feast you all:)

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Do Women Run After Horrible Men?

 Yes, they absolutely do.

Feminists like to decry domestic abuse and even have the cheek to accuse "the church"/"Christians" for facilitating it by promoting wifely submission and one income family where the wife is a dependent. Does abuse happen in the church? It sure does. But it happens outside the church as well, just as often. 

And, you know what? We don't practice arranged marriages in the West today. Fathers aren't allowed to sell their daughters as concubines like in OT or Roman Empire. All these abused women choose their own partners. Often they aren't even married to these men, but choose to stay with them, despite their parents' protests.

I'll give you a couple of examples from what I witnessed myself. 

Case 1.  A girl (18-19) was in love with a man and was stalking him continuously (yes, women do this, too). The guy tried to get rid of her many times and finally beat her up so badly that she ended up in hospital, but expressly asked all her friends to conceal it from her parents cause they would put the man in question in prison.

Case 2. A girl from a "good family" had a relationship with a guy who was a violent alcoholic, and repeatedly beat her up, despite her parents doing everything to separate them. Terminated several pregnancies as he refused to marry. In the end, she left him after another beating and after she got older and acquired some common sense. 

Case 3. a girl married a violent cheating alcoholic and stayed with him until he finally beat up herself and her Granny who tried to help her. Refused to go to police.

Case 4. A woman was married to a violent adulterous alcoholic all her life. Refused to leave him even though she worked full time and had an income of her own. Her only son took after the father, started substance abuse and died from an overdose, but she still wouldn't divorce her husband. In the end he tired of her and divorced her himself.

None of these women were practicing Christians, btw.

It happens much more often than you think. Victorians lied to you. Women, especially young women aren't "sugar and spice and everything nice". They aren't shrinking violets. They have a s8x drive, which is often quite strong, and they crave dominant, aggressive guys. Sometimes even violent guys. As they grow older they often mellow out and drop out of the relationship. If they had the misfortune to get married (nearly always against the will of their parents) they turn into those proverbial bitter divorcees who will tell you that "all men are pigs" forgetting that she chose that pig herself in the 1st place. Many women appear to have difficulty with accepting responsibility for their actions.

A very uncomfortable truth is that humans are turned on by blood and violence. Execution videos on YouTube get hundreds of thousand of clicks. And when executions still happened in public, they say that women sometimes were the majority of those who came to watch. In ancient Rome women, even those of the upper class lusted after gladiators and sometimes even left their high status husband for them. During WWII men would try to knock up a girl before leaving to fight, so that if they died, they'd leave a child behind. 

The close proximity of violent death appears to arouse both men and women. Conservatives often admit it in the case of men, but pretend that women are different. The truth is that both s8xes are tainted by sin, including s8xual desire.The good news is that we aren't slaves to our bodies and can teach our children to not react on their lowest impulses and to flee temptations. Mind should rule over flesh and not vice versa.

Sunday, May 12, 2024

Happy Mother's Day

 Happy Mother's Day, everyone!

I tried to post a video, but the Blogger would delete my previous video on Hobbits somehow, so I'll just congratulate you like this! 


Friday, May 10, 2024

Ascension/Long Weekend

 Yesterday was the Feast of the Ascension, which is an official holiday over here. My husband works for a new boss now and for the first time in his life, got a long weekend. The weather is great, warm and sunny, so we are enjoying ourselves. Today we went to a Viking festival. I'll post pics later. Have a nice weekend, you all:)

Monday, May 6, 2024

I'm Back!

 Comments moderation is switched off. Will write more tomorrow.